The gate receipts at Keokuk yesterday were those which are wont to characterize charity concerts, and will hardly yield car fare to our Browns, to say nothing of high-priced Keokuk hash. The Westerns will probably pass out of existence in about another month. Neither Chicago nor St. Louis clubs will visit them again on such gate money as they draw. The manager of the Western club is, we believe, proprietor of the hash-house where visiting clubs have to stop. He don't get much gate money, but then he has the board of twelve men at transient rates for several days, you know.
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