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Polley, “The Human Fly” Scales Richards Block
George G. Polley, “the human fly,” who has been scaling buildings of all heights for the last 16 years, successfully scaled Richards block Monday evening before an audience of a few hundred people, who contributed quite generously when the hat was passed around. After he swung himself up over the cornice, he stood on his head, completing the exhibit. Tuesday evening he duplicated the stunt of scaling the block, with the added touch of going part way up blindfolded. After he had gone over the cornice, he rode a bicycle the full length of the cornice and back and did some balancing stunts on the edge with chairs. Later in the evening he appeared in a vaudeville act at the Coniston Theatre.

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