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THE YACHT DEFIANCE, BUILT FOR THE AMERICA'S CUP RACES AND

NOW BEING BROKEN UP FOR HER TIMBERS

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HON. JOHN W. WEEKS OF MASSACHUSETTS, A PRESIDENTIAL

POSSIBILITY FOR 1916

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THE LEXINGTON PAGEANT

HE Pageant of Lexington has been in preparation for four years. It is arranged to mark the 100 years of peace between the United States and England, and is to be given on the evenings of June 21st, 22nd and 23rd, in a nature setting at the Twin-Elm Spring Estate, the birthplace of American liberty, 140 years ago.

It is to be a Pageant not of war but of peace; a Pageant designed as an historical event, a gift to the nation in the form of an artistic celebration that may be revived every decade to visualize the significance of the lasting concord among English speaking peoples.

Great sacrifices of time and energy are being made by the people of the town, and many patriotic persons living elsewhere, to make the Pageant of Lexington a perfect tribute to our national democracy, and to this end

they are working under as skilful and imaginative a group of Pageant experts as has ever collaborated.

No person or group of persons will profit financially by the performances. All are working to establish a tradition of national meaning and in the joy of doing their finest work. under the happiest of artistic conditions. Something over a third of the seats have been set apart without reserve for the American Red Cross. Out of the receipts from the remainder of the 6,coo seats it is expected to pay for the expenses of the production, and to insure financially the stability of the Pageant, it has been incorporated and a guarantee fund of $5,000 paid in by a group of citi

zens.

Nothing is being le't undone for the comfort and convenience of visitors. Extra train and trolley service

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