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How America is enjoying herself on the greatest of her National Holidays
Though it is 8 p.m. in this country, it is 3 p.m. in New York, and only noon in San Francisco, and listeners are to be taken to the United States to listen to the way America is spending the greatest of her public holidays. It is a sort of August Bank Holiday and Guy Fawkes Day rolled into one, and everywhere as it grows dusk small boys will be letting off fireworks, which they call fire crackers.
Listeners are to hear them; and, among other things, they will also hear the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, and the Mayor of Philadelphia making a speech. They will be taken to Chicago and hear the running commentary on the big baseball game, and to Arlington Park and hear the thunder of race-horses on the cinders. They will pay a visit as it were, to the Amusement Park in San Francisco, and to Princeton where preparations are being made for the trackmeet, or athletic meeting, to be held today. In short they will have a very good idea of how America is enjoying her holiday.'


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