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1Y VALLEY FORGE
Washington Showed Consum
mate Military Genius in Select
ing Spot for Winter Quarters.
SAVED TRACT FROM ENEMY
British Possession of Philadelphia
Mado it Imperative That the
American Army Should De In
Clone Touch With the Sol-
dlers of King George.
Thcro 1b a lotter of peculiar Inter
cct written by George Washington
from Vailoy Forgo In January, 1778.
It "was dictated to, and tho body of
tbo letter is in tho handwriting of
Alexander Hamilton. Sparics printed
a portion of tho letter, but thought it
v,tll to lolvo out tho following por
tion, in which Washington gives his
reasons for selecting Valley Forgo
as his winter Jieadquarlern:
"Tho enemy still remain in posses
sion of Philadelphia and aro secured
by a strong chain of redoubt with in
trenchtaents of communication from
Schuylkill to Delaware We are post
ed on tho west Bldo of the former
about twenty miles from tho city, and
with pains and Industry tho troops
are tolerably woll covorod in huts.
Wo arc to regret wo aro not more
comfortably quartered, but circum
stances would not admit of it. Had
wo retired to tho towns in tho In
terior part of tho state a largo tract
of fertile country would bavo been
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Honor at Once Conferred by
Washington's Countrymen Will
Be Confirmed by History.
HIS HIGH RANK AS STATESMAN
KANSAS COWPUNCHER IS GREAT FIGHTER
Washington at Valley Forge.
gp o"oU to favagtf and ruin and ivo
should have digressed in n peculiar
manner tho virtuous citizens from
Philadelphia who had fled thither for
80 It will bo scon that Washington
was Influenced In going to Vailoy
Forgo, not only by a deslro to har
ass and hold In check tho enemy,
but to JlY0 his fellow-citizens from
privation and suffering. Well fcnjr ho
bo called tho good and great Wash
lHRtOHr No man has had moro diffi
cult and moro desperate,, situations to
fnco and no public character in tho
history of our country has had, not
only to frarao plans for military and
political crlsos, but to carry out thoso
Far-Seeing Mind Perceived the Ft
ture Needs of the Country He Had
Done so Much to Create
Loved and Trusted at
Onco moro, what is it to bo an
American? Putting asido all tho out
er shows of dress and manners, so
cial customs and physical pecullarl-1
ties, is It not to bcllovo In America
and In tho American peoplo? Is it
not to have nn abiding and moving
faith in tlio futuro nnd in tho destiny
of America? Something abovo and
beyond tho patriotism nnd lovo which
every mnn whoso soul is not dead
within him feels for tho land of hlB
birth. Is it not to bo national and not
sectional; Indopondont and not colo
nial? Is It not to havo a higher con
ception of what this great now coun
try should bo, and to follow out that
Ideal with loyalty and truth? Has
any man in our history fulfilled thoso
conditions moro perfectly nnd com
pletely than George Washington? lias
any man oror lived who served tho
American peoplo moro fnlthfully, or
with a higher and truer conception of
the destiny and possibilities or tho
Ho wns tho first to rise abovo nil
colonial or stato lines and grasp
firmly tho conception .of a nation to
bo formod from tho thirteen Jarring
colonics. The necessity of national
action In tho army was' at onco up
paront to him, although not to oth
ers; but ho carried tho same broad
views Into widely distant fields, whero
at tho tlmo they wholly escaped no
tlco. It was Washington, oppressed
by a thousand ciros, who, in tho
early days of tho Revolution, saw tho
need of federal courts for admiralty
cases, and for other purposes. It was
ho who suggested this scheme, years
boforo anyone ovon dreamed of tho
Constitution; and from tho special
committees of congress, formed for
this objoct In accordance with this
advice, enmo, In tho process of time,
tho federal Judiciary of tho United
States. Evrni in llw early dawn of
tho Itovolutlon, Washington had clenr
in his owh mind tho need of a conti
nental system for war, diplomacy
flnanco nnd law, and ho worked stead
ily to bring this policy to fulfillment.
There must havo been, something
very imiiiuaaivu uiiuUt a man, who,
with no pretensions to tho art of tho.
orator and with no touch of tlo char
latan, could so movo nnd affect vast
bodies of men by his presence nloue.
Out the peoplo, with tho keen oyo of
affection, lookod beyond tho moro
outward nobility of form. They saw
tho soldier who had given thorn vic
tory, tho grcnt statesman who had led
thorn out of confusion and faction to
ordor and good government. Party
newspapers might rave, but tho in
stinct of tho peoplo was never at
fault. They loved, trusted and well
nigh worshiped Wnphlngton living,
and they havo honored nnd reverenc
ed him with nn unchanging fidelity
blnco lile death. -Ilonry Cabot Lcdgo,
"Tho Heal George Washington."
Jess Wlllard, Heavyweight Pugilist.
Ilouquets aro in ordor for Jess Wll
lard, Kansas cowpunchcr and some
fighter. There was a bunch of wise
ring birds In the gathering around the
Fort Wayno ringside when Jesa
punched holes In ono Frank Uauer of
St. Charles, III And all of them left
tho aronn muttering to themselves
"That big fellow will do, lie's tho
best wo havo yet seen."
Among tho mutterors was Eddie
Santry, former feathcrwolght cham
pion, and referco of the fight- Snntry
paid tho following trlbuto to Wlllnrd's
"Ho's about tho best thero is right
now, though still green I was In the
ring and right cioao to tho men all
tho tlmo and will say that Wlllard hits
harder than any heavyweight In the
game today Fltzslmmons, when his
hands were good, could not hit with
moro pile-driving foroo than this fol
low. Jess "was undor wraps all tho
way with Huuor for fear of injuring
ZIMMERMAN IS NEW WAGNER
him, but at that he shot over a couple
of right-hand uppercuts that would
havo stopped il'ss gamer rlngmon
than the St. Charles heavy. Thcro is
power behind his punches. '
"1 never saw a boxer improvo as
font as has Wlllard. Ho's got a nasty
left hook developed, tho short kind,
you know, that docs not have to trav
el far to hurt And his right upper
cuts and crosses aro stunners. Ho
does not wasto punches, elether, and
when ho starts ono It's a good hot It
will lnnd. Thoro In none of tho old
woman stylo of milling with him. Ho
did not pull n punch from his hips in
the fight. All of thorn wero of tho
snappy kind that jou see champions
"I saw McCarty fight a couplo of
times and If Wlllard can't beat him,
then I never had a boxing glovo on.
Wlllnrd )n bigger nnd tougher 'nnd a
harder hitter than McCarty and I 1
factually believe he can outbox hug,
M'BRIDE AN ABLE ASSISTANT
Chicago Third Baseman no Hard a
Hitter no Pittsburg Veteran In
For yearn Hans Wngnor of tho Pitts
burg I'lrnles enjoyed tho reputation of
being tho most dangerous batter in
tho National league. Ho has beon
sheared of thuL distinction. Nono
other than Heinle Zimmerman of tho
Chicago Cubs has beon honored with
It by twlrlers of tho league. Ho was
not feared before on account of his
fondness for swinging at high thrown
bnlls. Pitchers succeeded In decetvfng
him In that way. He remedied his
fault and forced tho twlrlors to get
tho ball near tho plain, as his record
of .372 proves.
Zimmerman wno a set left field hit-'
tor. Nearly all his drives were Jhot
past tho third baseman or in tho air
to the left fielder. When ho was In
tho game substituting for a rogulai
Ms hits were not frequent. Ho did
not strike out oftoner, but wns unfor
tunata in placing tho ball In tho hands
of tho third Backer or left fielder. Ho,
realized his mlstako and took pains
to correct It. In practlco ho exorcised
in placing tho ball by the first snekor
and to right center. Doing a natural
battor, It did not require much tlmo
boforo ho was ablo to hit to nil three
directions on tho field. This is shown
by his gotting as many extra base hits
to right center as ho did in left field.
"Itubo" Mnrqunrd of the New York
Giants declares Zimmerman was tho
hardest man in tho league for him to
pitch to. Ho is not tho only fiinger
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Original1 Name Was Waahen.
Mr- Joseph I. Keofer developed
coma curious Information on tho an
cestor of Gon. Goorgo Washington.
In nn address which ho dollvered boforo
-"Willimii CiiBlillig ottiilp, Sons of Vet
erans, at Washington. Mr. Kcofor de
clared that Freshlont Washington's
forefathers woro not named Washing
ton at all. Their namo was plain
Woshcn. Jin 1CC0 whon John Wnshon,
President Waohlngtons groat-grnnd-father,
called from tho north of Eng
land for tho colonies nnd settled for
a new Ufa at a placo called Pops, near
Cotonlal Dcach, ho revised his ploblan
namo of Washon for tho moro arlato
cratlc Washington. Mr. Koofcr gave
a sketch of tho deep researches which
led him backward over tho branches
of tho Wanhen family tree for mora
than 0 gcnerations.untll ho located
thtf, original Wnshon at Cavo Castlo.
Kngland. Ho had many Interesting
pictures of historical subjects, which
' he displayed in connection with his
A nationals not merely an aggrega
tion ot individuals, but a body of
lows end Institutions, welded Into ono
organic, lliing entltyi Writing and
reading of history aro beneficial only
in so far as history establishes a
school of morals,
The pant la a vast Hold. Tho bad
man s well aa tho good man finds In
ctho futuro a limitless haven lor his
imagination, nnd hopes for fnmo nnd
favor at tho hands of generations to
succeed him. Tho hUtorlan, looking
back at years far flod, seeking to per
ceive clearly through obscurity tho
right relation of acts of individuals, of
parties or of nations, Is 'sometimes
Jncllnod to doubt tho soundness othls
own Judgment In a futuro that harks
back to a past so distant.
From an Old Portrait of the Wife of
the Great President.
Washington's Records Public'
Few men havo left so completo a
record of their public lives as Wash
ington, Ho began early to keep copies
of all bis Important letters and after
the outbreak of tho revolution ho was
undoubtedly conscious that tho cir
cumstances ot his career woro Buch
ns to make a record of them, one
which would bo of Interest to others
than those of his own generation. This
fact in itself must havo acted as a
restraint to tho frco expression of feel
ings In which lesser men may Indulge
Snub Precedes Triumph.
After ono of Gen. Washington's dis
astrous campaigns tho ladlos of Phil
adelphia declined to notice his wlfo,
and administered the snub direct,
which wi in interesting contrastTo
their reotlon of her when next she
Bter4 Philadelphia as tbe wife of
Our Debt to Washington.
On purpo hold film brnvely trua.
One hlRh hops formed lila creed, his
Ho bullded buttrr tlnui li know,
Though grout tho Klory ho foresaw.
lie had tho heart, tluvlll to dare
When others fauRhcd his liapo to scorn;
Ho had tho strength to calmly bear
AVhut fow ore him had ovor borno.
With matchles fortitude ho strovo,
Willi patience wnltod for his hour;
Provided with the front of Jovo,
Ho nsKrd not ror u tyrant s power.
Imbued with IcnlKhtly chivalry
And u tailing Justice nothing moro
Ho left KnlUi, I'rldo and Liberty
Whero hopelessness had beon before.
$1,200 Goes Begging on the Floor.
Twolvo ?100 bills lay on tho floor at
tho ontrnnco of tho costoms oulco In
tho Federal building for ton mtnutos
tho othor afternoon. A Bcoro of per
sons passed the package boforo it was
picked up by J. D. O'Moara, an em
ploye of tho ofllco, He took tho
money Into thu ofllco and asell vnrl
ous, employes If thoy had "droppod a
package." Charlos Wright, omploycd
by G. W, Sheldon & Co., discovered
that Jact $1,200 was missing from his
Voll of bills, Ho bad brought $2,000
to tho customs ofllco to pay dutlos. -Chicago
Worthy Wife of Hero.
Mrs. Washington, on ono occaslou,
gavo a striking illustration of her suc
cess In domostlo manufacture by ap
pearing In n dross of cotton 6trlpert
with silk and entirely homo mado, the
silk stripes in the fabrlo being wovon
from tho ravolllngs ot brown silk
stockings and old crimson chair cor
Chance-Kvers-Tlnker three mana
gers all from tho samo club, tho same
Thoro is ono wrestler whom con
stant defeat cannot keep off tho mat,
and his namo is Dr. Roller.
Lnjolo haB batted better than .300
for sixteen years and still Ib consid
ered high class swapping material.
Hank O'Day has not signed to' urn
olro In tho National league nnd will
not do so It Ban Johnson can help It.
John McGraw says thut If Arthur
Hoffman comes back this year, Clarke
will havo tho greatest outfield In his
Connie Mnck thoroughly agrees with
13, ColllnB and Joo Jackson. Ilo says
that tho Athlotlcs will win the Ameri
can league flag In 1913.
"I will win you a pennant before I
quit." Thai Is the assurance of Frank
Chance to Frank Fnrrell. And If any
ono man can do It, it la Chnnco. 1
fonnln Mack picks Ilubo Waddoll 1
as tho groatst pitcher of all time. 1
Waddoll certainly mndo a lasting lm- '
prcsslon on his quiet manager.
Mobllo Intends doubling Its Beating
capacity. Wat'a tho use now that It
hus lost Pitcher Demareo, who put
Mobllo In tho running last season?
Jim Scotti minus his rheumatism,
hns signed to pitch ball for tho Whllo
Sox In 1913. This will bo a big boost
for the Chicago American league club,
in answer to a qucrry 5vli"tlier he
would play b'aBoball In 1913, J. Kllng
ventures tho opinion Hint Kansas City
will boom as a'bllllaril and pool center.
Dartmouth collego recently accepted
nn lnvllntlon to r.cnd tho track team
to Denver In April to compoto with
tho Denver Athlotlo club track team.
If Jew WUlnrd Btlcles to Cutler
chanccii aro some fellow will spring
up imfuro long nnd attach eomo fat
rccolptn nnd contend he saw tho meal
If CnBhlon conies through, Washing
ton critics uio ctutulu they will haul
In tho noxt Amorlcnn lenguo gonfnl
con. Thoy only need one moio pitch
er to aid Johnson,
Twenty-throo gamoB malco up the
army baseball schedule this year. Tho
nnnttnl gamo botweon army nnd navy
will bo staged May 31 Harvard and
Peftn Stato havo dates,
Gerald Hayes, tho old Texas lenguo
timplro, nnd one tlmo manager of the
Donumont nnd othor clubs, moro re
cently nn umpire In tho American as
sociation, goes to tho International
next Benson as nn Indicator man,
Locko says that ho will not oven
retain Donlln with tho Phillies, thus
putting nn ond to all tumors that Sir
Mlchaol will Hucccrd Dooln Donlln,
sure of oye, but Blow of foot, Is almost
inevitably doomed to tho minora.
Clarenco ("Wildcat") Forns of Knn
pas City, claimant of tho welter
weight chnmplonBhlp ot tho world,
was awarded tho decision ovor Hnrry
Urnwnr of KailSUB City after tun
..t.c rt fiirtntia flnlitflifT It. lr.i.cnu '
Following out Freddy Welsh's lino
of argument that ho Is tho real light
weight champion of the world because
ho holds tho only refereo'a decision
evor given against Illtchlo. why Isn't
McFarland tho champ? Ho holds a
leclelon over Welsh.
Although ho has beon up thoro or
thereabouts ovor sine? tbo palmy days
if 1909, Hilly Kllllfqr is Just becoming
rcnl major leaguer. Ho Is a holdout
n tho Phillies, though rocclvlnK tho
argent salary ono of their catchers
as drnwu oluco the days of Ed Mo-'arland.
One of Most Brilliant Fielders Keeps
Players Interested In Their
Work and on Edge.
In George McIIride, Griffith has had
nn hMh IlHiilfiiHiit It lh just of lute
that McP.rluo'8 - value to tho Wash
ington team has become generally ap
preciated. The fact that he waB de
ficient as a batsman when compared
to somo other players always handi
capped his popularity, and yet thero
b no more vuiuu'ulu timu uii the' team.
It Is Mcllrldo moro than any one
else who keeps tho players Interested
1 1. their work and on edge. In addi
tion ho Is -ono of tho most brilliant
Holders in tho game today, and beyond
doubt tho best man at handling
thrown ball's and touching baso run
Mcllrldo has ono record which will,
perhaps, nover bo equaled. In tho flvo
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K80ua a iiia s ginsta vt'H'St e
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ington ho has missed but two games
of ball. Threi years ago he was 111 In
tho spring and wa3 In bod for two
days, unable to play. Ho has taken
part In every gamo excepting these
two Blnco ho has been here, though
exposed to tho dangers of Injury by
bolug spiked moro often than any oth
er iilnyo.' on ihu team. McDrido, how
over, Is always on tho Job. Ho work
ed his hardest when tho team wo,b
weakest, and had a particularly brll
Hunt record Iaat year, and much of
tlio team's success was . due to his
In tho opinion of ninny pood Judges
and critics, McUrldo nnd Wngnor of
lloston tiro tho two greatest shortstops
In tho American league today, and tor
stendlno3s Mcllrldo has something on
his bonn-entlng rival.
Who found him a heap of trouble. Tes
reau of tho Giants, Hendrix ot Pitts
burg, Sallee and Harmon of St. Louis,
Uixoy of Philadelphia, Tyler of Bos
ton, Alexander of Philadelphia and
Suggs of Cincinnati credit Zimmer
man with being tho most dangerous
man at tho plato.
"Of all tho batsmen in the National
leaguo, whom do you fear most?" was
"'Zimmerman of tho Cub3," he re
plied. "Hoinio is a terror. No uso
trying to fool him. Ho is another
Hans Wagner, only younger and far
moro dangerous. Ho Is a more natural j
batter and a harder hitter than Wag-
ner is now. Hans, in my opinion, has
lost his punch."
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"He is tho man you need," wa3 tho
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Will Not Row Middles.
Sracuso and Annapolis will not row
next spring, according to an announce
inont by Murray Stedomnn, graduate
manager ot athletics at Syracuse Fin
ancial dllllcultlos nnd tho deslro to win
tho inlercollcglato regatta at Pough
Uoep&io, on Juno 21, the chlof nlm ot
tho Syrncuso eight, led tho governing
board ot athletics at Syincuso to de
cide not to row tho middles.
now llfo In tho team, and I nm Buro
nil tho boys will play their heads oft
for him. Mpst of tho fellows realized
that wo woro not a Inst placo outfit
lust season, but wo simply had to sub
mit to tho Inevitable. Noxt season
wo will Bhow Bomothing to "thoso
teams which finished nheud of us."
Rod Sox Have Holdout.
Catcher NuuemaUer has returned
his unsigned contract to tbo Uostou
Amorlcnn leaguo club. Ho doninnds
nn Increase lu salary over that of
Boxing In New York.
Aftor a vlBlt to Albany to lenrn tho
viowo of dovornor Sulrer regarding
tho talk of n posslblo repeal or amend
mont of tho boxing law Jamos It.,
Price, tho recently appointed member
of tho stato athlotlo commission, do
clarcd that tho sport would not bo dis
turbed bo long as it wns kept clean
from rowdyism and brutality. JIo said
Governor SuUor was satisfied with
tho way tho sport Is bolng conducted
at presont, but desired that tho com
mission seo nothing occurred th?i
I would offend public morala.
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