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THE EVENING WORLD, SATURDAY, JANUARY 11, 1913.
Worked, Made Good and
No. 60 Washington Square,
in Which Frank Norris
Wrote 11 The Pit" and
Where Patti Lived, Sold
to Italian Hospital.
Robert W. Chambers Wrote
"In the Quarter" and
uSilverheeh" on the
Top Floor Back, and
Many Hungry Artists
Began Work There.
No. 01 Washington Squar, known
th I.irky House, has become the
oroperty of the Italian Hospital and may
oon he torn diwn. With Its going
Washington Square will lose one of lt
literary landmark, for No. iw, wl'.h lilt
red wall and white trlmmlne, ha
sheltered mora geniuses than any other
hiue .ii New Tor. It ..-nlnod 111 nama
of the "I.ucity llou..." been u s c nearly
all of t .. voting rtlati and writer
who etine la wort and ltrv nrul sing
under Its rool roa la telM ami fortune.
"P"rnk Norri wrote. -The I'tt" and
wot of the 'OctopU' In Ita tup Hoor
rvont while he tgw irking at DoabMay
I'agc's a a reailtr," man who
hat Knon n the h is r..- 'hie ilo-adee.
'it n-is fameni tven then, for l'atti !
ami lnlr Aleaander Rajtrtnl had livid
J IV. After M. Turtle was published
N'onls rnrno Kui, but he found It;
preity hat I g ilna for awhile.
"At the tama time- Rohart W. I'hnm
ber was writing 'In the quarter' and
'Slh cr'H'els,' rami' of the best work he
evu ,111, :n th,. top floor ha U.
"The third Moor front Wfl occupied
far avvernl yar !,y Kredeii, k Palmer,
a wr correspondent. They used to
Band out to the Italian rcataurantl near
ny for spaghetti an. I rvt It t.i all their
"The house t that time a kept by
a Mine. Itlan -liunl, who smm.-,' meals In
the basemen? d! n ! ug- room Hd could
i ouk ii rive atylea, Italian, Spinlsn,
Kreiie: , (Icrmaa anil American l,er
V Illlaary talent Were m:irh appreciated
hy her 1 -ilKrrs. Clarence Axman once
HO! hr to -iik a dinner an that none of
the dlnera IHOUld know wh it they wer
eating. T:i. po i. resistance waa a
duek that had heen snaked in vinegar
for three days. The tlsh waa masked
vitii a patilah drasairig of onions and
tomatoes, and the only thin that the
diners sue. ceded In reducing to Its oom-
, , , . . . . I
ponent parts was a salad m .do by John .
hosier t arr. a magazine writer.
"Nobody ever locked his door, and
nelghbora cam and went, helping them
selves to each other'a neektles and 'to
bacco aa they choae. Somebody dis
covered that a penny placid In the lock
nd well ahuken would open the front
door, and after that the houae became
a abetter lor any friend win, waa locked
out anywhere elae.
"The Poweia suite on the second floor
front waa fairly littered with atudenta
from New York I'niverelty. At thlrty
flve Powera had decided that he had
missed one of life's opport unit lea by not
niriK to college, and had started to i ll
the a,p by attending w York t'nl
verslty at night, ke. .in up hla work
downtown in Hie daytime. He went !:i
for colle- life With s vnfno, fairly
wreathing his room with liannera and
in 'mm II.. ..ven neio'.-.l the frnnie of
t ie big mirror hetueen the windows '
to Mailame a great
horror, for purple was a mourning color
to her. toiler Jerome made Powers j
Deputy District-Attorney and h van
lshed to affl'icnc? uptown.
YOUNG WOMEN MADE THEIR
"But the house was not entirely given ,
over" to men In those daya. and a bevy
of Sic. i :i i olleKe git'ls had the sunny
tax4c suites M the second and third
floora. DdlLb U-wls ami Willa llebect i
father, Who lias sine,, written aeveral I great a-t!st. with everybody going to
uceessfui novola. were on the stuff of , ee his picture and all. but I only re
MoClure's. Abide Merchant waa asaHt- 1 memhered hoiv many times I'd routed
ant editor of Munsy's and Peggy Wag- t Mm out of bed in the mornings.
eneJds did work for all the magazines. j MA REDDY TOOK CARE OF THE
"The hou.-ie even ha I Its romances, for 8ICK BOYS.
8am Bmwer, a newtpapet man.
Beetle Maien. u Poster arllat, were mar
Hd there, and UUt. itichards, a for
mer army offioer, then an en i neer. mar
rJd a Miss Thorpe. Ho knew her jnly
lightly when iie aske I her to go to tie
King with htm, but at the end of a week
of Wagner opera they v,vri engaged.
"But tho house did not rise to the
height of its glory as a club until the
going of Madam and th coming of
11a' Iteddy, who frankly preferred
young men, and rented her rooms to
them whenever she could. The house
aoon became a kind of olub. whose mom-
bars threatened to mov out on the ap- j
pearance of any nne they did not like.
They goamed up an 1 down lis corridors j
einglng, and at 11 o'clock, after they re
turned from th theatre or opera, bafM
to make calls la) its worn seldom jut
tieor '1 or In the morning.
Th critic. Walter llartMl, who at-,
tonJed ru lallure than .my other
,, New fork, bad the ground
lloor apartment. Viral nights were hu
hobby, and ho had a dramatic library
of ayral tliogeand rolome. He at i
trly r(U4 to read aiiytiilng written
by anybody h nw. n. frianoaWpi
acre loo precious to risk, ho said. He '
la now in AlUntowOi H.i wher his,
father owns lb gas Bompany, in-
atftat railway and must of t'iu real
estate. He ll running three news
papers, two Urman and one Engllih.
Ko. a Hm Hi nry Hubert Uavl,
th Kn(llh playwrlfhti biui one of tho
upper , uis, and ther lie wroti 'I'yn-
thia' produced with Rial d Wolf,
and 'Coueln Which lltbel Urry-
nioie played for IWO seasons. He
...... 1,1 ii I Met a .liatinger HI ioo.v 111
1.-..- ...... too' II'
. - . ...... . kl
thev were prorruocu. anq men vrvuam
k.Ti. io thu lid, But when he. went
L. i. ,. I,, I, .ne ins ilc.-K no nis i, oiuo. I
and ii as bought by Thompson Hu-1
sEaaan, who wrote 'A Woman's Way.'
The Cub.' 'lUl' Husband' nd Hie'
'Rack on It.
'Thnmp.on Buchanan alway wore
blue suits and blaok ne.ktus. and one
night tne rest of the men stole his ties j
and left lei One In llielr places. H
had to wear one, at nobody would lend
any siii lac siuio wsre ait cteu.
Where Many a
nnn - - -
i -'Pv rBn
Clarano Ax.. nan. who was writing
muslo then, was his roommate.
"T'.i" second Moor studio belonged io
William Starkwether. an artist of (treat
promise even in ItlOM days, the only
Amgrl in who ever Ftuilletd under Soi--
i rOlla, tne gfoal Upgajgh coloriat. He in
troduced Perrol'.o o Aiserios. taking
bim all alsiut the country and aupenn
tendlng the Serrnlla exhibit, which a'
lerward sold for tl,000.
"Doiens of plays were rehearsed In
the house for Al Thomas, who wrnte
"Her Husband's Wlf " and "Utile ltuy
Blue," nd Walter Pr.tchard Katon. the
rritlc, were only a few doors away.
BOIM one was always re.ulinc a play
or a pnem or a abort story to somebody,
or out loud to MMMtf.
THE LIVELIEST OF ALL WAS A
ui me ine or tne household was a
52 '"""'"' N' Vins. who ha.1 an
nrflce In Poughkeepn e and l oinmuted
M m,w rnri) JS, fo!lr Z'lr".
from s to 10 and 4 to , on the train, and
all the rest of the tlm. making fun for
Minself and everybody else.
Ma Reddy ruled and scolded and
mothered the whole crowd. Pho has not
forgotten "her boys" and they often go
back to se her.
"I use I to hear the cell ring at : r 3
In the morning." she says, shaking her
; cap v jrorousiy, and I d ,et up In my
bare feet, thinking It waa a telegram.
1 And It waa only ono ot the boya had
forgotten his key. j after a wiilu. I
I disionneoted the bell when I went to
-ed. And when I'd find them still In
their rooms In the mornlrot I'd say.
Well. boys. I guess I know you were
out last night, u. t up now, so I can
get my work done"
When Pentleld got married the boy
sanl II, ev wer ajl L.otoir l , .,
, rled. ami I said 'Well. I hope you do.
jits more than one woman can do to
! look after the lot of von"
"I Was verv Sedate about the l.tdlea.
Bnrt the hoys had to name t!im o me
oeiore iney came. DU1 tniy were gooq ,
n..v. nisiii'i n.,ti i ....
enrh 0,h,r . ,,)r ,,, ,f my
rent got behind. I was s .rrv to see
them go away, and so glad to as
-ir. nimHwejigr nan ti"cii iwu yrur
tin Knglan.l and I never up-ted to jBy
eves on Mm aaraln I wna out vaiMiii
front ateps when nil of a ddun I
see hl n coming down the street.
"'Hello, ma" he sung out. swinging
his hat. and I put rny two arms wet as
. ' ,. . ,. :
ur course i iook care or mem wnen
' they were sick. John Nevlns had a
heart trouble, and many a time I've stood
, outside ids door listening to hear If he
' was breathing. Hut
take care of himself,
he never woifld
and often when
i I'd got him packed away with Ice
bags somebody would call him up on
i the phone and he'd go when he seemed
1 like to die.
"He did die finally, and the hnuas
seemed like a tomb without his elng
I Ing. line by one the boys left, and I
' couldn't blame them, so finally I left,
too. ii ml caul uptowp. But I miss them
j yet thev were always to cheerful." Ajld
Ma Reddy wilted her eye on the ample
! apron which always envelops her.
But though Its glory has In a measure
departed and Its hoys are now successful
men, the bouse, with its bright red walls
and white trimmings, still harbors an
occaalonai rialng sdnr. Carton Moore
patke, th" English animal painter w.'m
1 enpie over to Tialnt a portrait o( Mrs.
1'ollis 1 Huntington Persian cat. and
remained to do some rmarkahle draw
ings of New York, lived there last lum-
nie-. riiiii in in ananow or approaon
Ing dissolution the hnus
lis reputation for Hi k.
holds true 'i
FRA ELBERTUS FINED $100
Peoiillsea Nul lo Publish Inv More
III ITAU). N. V, Jan 1L Upon his
plea of guilty and his further declara
tion thai hereafter bo will not put
naughty jokea In his publication. F.lhert
Hubbard to-day was fined linn hy Judge
Haxel In the Tntled Htates DItHct
Court Hubbard, known to the public
us Kra RlbertUfl of ROyOrof Inn. was
indl ted yesterday charged with clrcu-
I latins inroia-.n ine maiiM a piitiiicatlon
..nnlBlnlntf "r-rOln I..I I .n Al
! lWd, lascivious, filthy and IndtOMI
i uite.i tata Dtotrlel - Attorney
O'Hrhtn said complaints again! II ib
bard'i n.agaxine had been contlng into
the Post urn.. Dparlmul from all
parts iif the country. Uuubal'd'l P I I
followed a conaultaUon with hi ait u-
r.eya. Judge Haze! aaid he would lug-
.end sentence on Ave Of the sl. count
I in the InilatBMM on Uubuard promise
to us gouo.
i JM-JZr r: mil ninii ro di Air TMr$ !
,, 1 r,nn,-
Rose to Fame
Being the True Story of
Commercial Value of
Warted Cucumber in Africa.
A parsenger on the I'nitid States
Fruit Company's steamer Hlxaola,
which sailed to-day from Jamaica, Co
lon and Port I.lmon wna W. C. D Blake
and the bulk of his posaeaslous wer
two 1 ic casks of Dill pi kl -s Mr. Ttluke
loves Dill pickles, not because his life
has been sou red by the vlclaslttidea of
fat. Pickles have sweetened his llf
aid made hla fortune.
Mr. Blake la a soldier's son It's full
name sounds like the opening moment
of Fourth of July. His firat name In
WaterliM,, hi-, second, Carunna and the
third Delhi Ills father. Mini a loldltl
wante. I his son to sound like a Wftrrlor
If he didn't succeed In being one.
The man with the WM -Bounding ap
pelating! is nix feet nigh and weighs
about 2f0 pound. Ho is smooth shaven,
of most charming manner and possesses
an unerring sense of dlreotloa for a
Scotch highball. He lias sense
f humor beables --most extraoruin.ii y
Uilng for an Kngllshmnn. but then he's
travelled. When Mr Blake set out to
mailt his fortune lie took with him
airings of beads, buttons, laces. lass
., . , . . , . . - -
; uiamonua, ju.una-jaii-. m,wm
in t.i k h and all s
m trinaeia caicuiuieu in iiriiiiuue
savage beast and assaiiuge Hie savage
1 appetite. H took with Bin also a
l mau ,-ask of Dill pickles. The plofctu
WHr nmMf, ror he loved the ...,ulrt
and xlng of the warted cucumber
I The trader went to Benin, which Ik
' on the tiulf of Uulnea, on the weal coast
j of Africa, whe.e the w inds blow the
' wildest and the savages are th- avag
I est. He met King OhKHnaCalOO of the
i Woo Woo tribe and made a hit with
' his black majeety. OfM day be abstnt
. inlndedly offered Mm a dill pickle out
: of his cask. The King took a hi to and
a etreain of sour hit him In the eye.
1 Just for that he bolted the pickle
, whole. Tears came to his eves, but a
smile went with tlut tears and he rubbed
the place where his waist oat should
The fame of the pl-kie spread. It
grew Into a commercial value. One
p.ckln was worth an ounce of gold
while five bought an elephant's tuck.
Waterloo I'aruiinu Delhi Blake got busy
with tho malls, lie ordered Dill pickles
sent to him by tho cask, lie dished out
the pickles and scooped In the gold He
was the Oaorg F. Baker of the Weal
Now Mr Blake Is going to Para, Bra
II, From there he goes up the AnuiJi 1 i
Wher the natives are engaged in the
rubber Industry. With Mi two casks
of pickles he expects to ntn i .1 rubber
He caya he cinnot foil fu
the Indians oan no more reislst the d. -llghta
of the I Mil pickle than a show
alrl a diamond or a roil of the lorn.-
I "And if I fall," said Mr Blake, "whit
of It? I an rtiiiii and g( more
pickles. Then I will go to the Wait
I'oaal and buy a kingdom. The world
Is mln? aa long an the dill plekl II Ir ishes.
And the whistle tooted, the reporters
were shine. i asnor ana the Ntxaoio
tipped out Into the streaoi, while Mr.
fl. ke on ! " k waved his hand n.lh I
h( nl"k'e Itlll In It.
.Indue lloiiub la Heeoi erllig.
The condition of Judge i 'buries M.
Hough of the United Htates District
Court, who wa Ktclcken 111 In court
during a recess In the Haw I n The. Mine
scandal trial yesterday, wa Knat'y
Improved ioday. At lh New York
Hospital It was eaid that be
paaaed a very oomfortabls night
Is expected h will be gble to I
th hopltl in a few days
Talleat Whim ii la Item!
yt:iN 'y, III . Jan. 11 - M.s Ii
ing, eight fagl fOUr Inches In aifill an I
known u the talie.'t omaA In In
world, la dcaJ. She own. d a matfnlflV!
i country hog, wl'.n .ill tha tuiultu s
Ibuut-in proporuua lu ncr sue.
rnn tuia nimn nr
rm iwu m ur msmn'
CAN BUY A KINGDCfr(!Hf
" JOHVt '
TRIP TO CHICAGO
Finds That Number in Party
and Also Mixed in His Dates
Puts Ban on Hicrh Hits.
ON BOARD WILSON 0PBCIAU
NBAR PXRT wavm:. Indiana. Jan.
11. I'resldent-eli -t Woodrow Wilson's
lucky "thirteen" wai. again witn him
to-ilay us he sped across Ohio und In
diana on a Pennsylvania fast train
bound fur Chicago, where he Is due at
2 o'clock this afUmoOn. H la sched
uled to deliver a speech at the Com
mercial Club baimuet to-night.
When nones were counted at break
fast It was dl0UVrwJ there were thir
teen In the party -the Hoveinur, hi
I tenographcr, two Sc. -ret Service opera
tives, an agent of the railroad OOCBs
I pany lu on I'ge 01 the ips lal car, an
agent of a telegraph company und seven
I newspaper correspondent,
"its curious ho pcritataatly that
nUBtbar occurs In my life." ro marked
i rev. Wilson, "an.' always lti an ugree
The Pre-Ident-elect then reoallsd that
he had started on the Chl wigo trip on
Friday and noted that he would return
to Trenton on Monday, the nth.
That dov. Wilson hod lift tile burden
of poiltlc-e behind w us shown by his
gonil-luimiirod Indulgeno In story telling
and small talk with hU travelling com
panions. He Jokingly chlded one mem
ber of th party tor ounying a silk hat
box, and when asked If he had brought
along a "tile," he sild:
"I'm like the famous obi Hindu
"Who ,loes the best that he kin do,
"Ho sticks to hi caste
From first unto last.
And fur OWtbtnj be makes his ak:n
The President-elect explained that he
never worn a silk hat except when It
was unavoidable, ns in- di -likes them.
He has not worn one since he Wai
nominated, but line appeard with uve
ntng clothes and his steady brown fe
ll" at th few (In functions hu has
Al 'J o'clock last night the OovtrnOf
turned In and left orders not to be
called, He slept soundly for iwel.e
OH1CAOO, Ian. It. Qo. Woodrow
Wilson's visit to ObloagQ In-duv w sji
looke i forward to With lntrel hy mem
bers of the Commercial PlUbi whose
guest he will Is. wiiile In the cty, 'n
usniUflh a the Pre-ildi nt-ele. t was ex-
peeted to g.ve some outHa of th policy
big entiling adnilnitratlon in his
speeun lo-ntgni. oir wiieon aunjeci
W ;is anni woad a '"I'm PUtUr UugU
naa of lb iountry."
To avoid ttiu annoyance of crowds It
w is planned to meet in Qovemor'i
train at the KnitoWOOd Itatlon some
m.les from th Ity I centre. President
Clyd M. CVtrr of the Commro!al r)ub
and Pat Id ii Joni prprd la escort,
their " trom tin- train nirectiy
h.. n... ll of M,. JolleH .,i. the .'
llf Ml' I. I..-M .1 II... V. rill
O. Ml. J'-llt'H lilt .North
Hide, win-re he will r.-st until time to
go io ttie ciuo oanciuot
morrow Mr, wiuon wiw baa ruaai
at the liiri ,. r sir i ,ir: uniil he leaves
In the afternoon for his home.
Hpi lal pn auttons wete I iken by
ihe oily polio to Insure Mr. eVIWoii
against air, uptoward annoyano wltlls
In Chicago, TIiii polloa were to a t
aiart distinct from se ret ierVto offl-
ers, who were o prepared lo bp an
the ulert dining the visit of th Pred-dnt-iseL
llli gE-V INS.
WITH 111 ON HIS
TINY BABY OUSTS
He's Doing Well, Thank You, !
Though Starting With Only
Two Pounds Weight.
PA HAS POULTRY FARM.
So When Youngster Arrived
Unexpectedly Machine Was
n row v MILM iv tiir pinks,
N. J . Jsn. It Tended dnv snd night
by Incnlwtor experts and niirsss, a
two-pound baby son of Supt. Walter
Joyce of the Rancoraa Poultry Farm,
la the sole occupant of one chamber
in ine uisresi incimatnr in ins worm, I
and Is eltln mora attention than all
the S0.OO0 chicken and duck egg In I
netahborlna cnmnarLmenia I
The little stranger hag been In the
Incubator six days, sine Dr. M. W.
Newcomb placed him there after the
stork expected in April at the Joyce
homo got his call'ng cards mixed last
Dr. Newcomb, chief of the Brown's
Mills Tubnrculosls Sanltnrlum, waa
visiting the Itancocas farm when the
bird made Its unseasonable flight. The
phvel an was -hurriedly summoned to
the Joyce home, which la built for
supervlsoiy purpose over one end of
the mammoth Incubator cellar.
An hour later. Dr. Newcomb burst
ItltO the parlor where the superintendent
was anxiously awaiting news from
another room nearby. The doctor'e fee
wns wreathed In smiles as he held up in
one hand a little bundle wrapped to
"It's a boy. Jovee. and a n ighty fine
specimen, even if he does tip the
scales at an ounce less than two
pounds. s ioiite.1 th doctor, "it'll be
some weeks before he fits his clothes
and while we're waiting, we'll let him
use the best Incubator on the place.
Oct It ready quick."
DUMPS $300 HATCHING WHEN
BABY NEEDS ROOM.
Jnc-e ran to the lii 'iibator cellar, the
doctor following with the little trundle.
The fact that the beat Incubator con
tained a hatching of ItOU worth of prise
eijgs tn.it hud been carefully tended
lor nearly three weeks and were about
to hut. h mad no .1 iterence on this oc
casion. The eggs wars unceremoniously
dumped Into a pile on the floor and
soon the bundle containing the tiny baby
was reposing on the egg tray.
"The hoy Is growing and soon should
be crowing." said Dr. Newcomb to
day: "He hue gulne.1 an ounce, now
weighs two pounds and be stands a
fair show at eoaj day being a husky
The temperature of the incubator
wns reduced from 103, at Which the
chicks would batch, to (I degree
Fahrenheit, which, til doctor aald, th
baby would flint inure to hi liking.
Mr. Foster, general manager of the
Itancocas farm, baa directed expert
(0 aid tlm superintendent In caring for
the incubator. Hverybody within ten
miles of Browns Mills aeema to be
Immensely Interested. Mr. Joyce 1
recovering rapidly and hop to be able
to tend the Incubator soon.
Kvsry hour the baby is fed one drop
of milk at a time, and his appetite is
lu compartments on each side of him
fluffy leghorn chicks were picking their
way through egg shells to-day. They
will reach the broiler stage before Baby
Joyce Is able to leave his side of ths In
cubator CONGRESSMAN GEORGE
GOING ABROAD FOR REST.
Has Failed to Recover From Strain
of Overwork and Political Cam
paign (joing o Italy.
wajsIiinutkN. Jan. It. -Representative
Henry Oeorg Jr. of New York,
probably will he forced to give up hie
legislative activities ror some time be-1
....... I.I - Vtualtt, f,., ha - ,.,-S..,S
....a... ka I.I. aiisMSalaa. ... ..k.
long rest. It Is said that tie will go
abroad, sailing for Palermo, Hleily, eome
time next week.
Mr. fjaorfp) ha not bee in good
health since laat summer when he
broke down from overwork and had
not fullv recovered when forced to en
ter the late political campaign.
CHANCE NOW DIGGING
UP NEW HIGHLANDERS.
CHICAQOi Jan. II Anthony Carto. a
high school lad here, la the firat man
Frank Chance la after for bis Hilltop
pitching staff. Before he t.,rt hern laat
night be began negutlaHona to get
Carlo, who now liilougs to the Newark
Club. i 'al io made a hrllllaut record
here an I linn been sought by aeveral
big league teams.
Chan, e alno announced the posnlblltty
that hn will get buck InUi the game at
first, provided he feels strong enough,
and Hal chase can play second
ti-fif rtfttawe. mil"! sni miaou
lllr lal-'T U -1 I 'iatrHIII t'litW I BaWBBti. BtUJ
.-a. , .. ,1 wnrisl l.P til.
W ukfxji iut in Hi world
7,"" 7," rr-rrrKi..r' iT,a
. pi -flit. liwavu-li. OOMUMnoa InfUaj-. ll'o
Kriff, Inltjimuti 111 if ttif Hls. Pun '1 all
drffinfftnrnU tfn lnlrn .i rlata i KU
M T ii.K-'llo rill f ari!ijtaV4ia I t- taa
kna R-MWAV PllAA Hi an total
hi.-k llralati, KnU n. . Hllin udm altl
i rtvtpfit J. a tba foo4 thtt U wUii t-uutrtltures
It a liotiruhlflf tt i rrtU'i m tin PU1 .--rt nf tilt
Mi'irsl wulr-a ut Hm hmj.
Vj " At dntaVriala naLl,
A Baseball Story by Bozeman Bulger.
iN old man sat on a soap noi
In a corner lalmly munching
a rabbage leaf. He had
plunked It from a neighbor
ing erate. It was about la
nWnr n,M "J v,,,1";r" '? 2J
grocery tore ronalatisl mainly of old
i . ...
rawvwi wno ror years nan come mere
after auppar to air Ihelr vlawa or any
body elae'a views for t'at matter. Some
of them had been ball players In Ihelr
youth and. during the winter months,
manj a areat game waa played over
around the Idg stove Og ihla night the
old fellow In the corner, apparenti;
contented with hla cabbag leaf, was
taking no part In the conversation
Ted Hooper, the grocer, waa lut
about to cloae up when a heavy foot
step was heard at the fro-t door. All
hands looked up aratefully. A new
comer war always aood for another
hour of converantlon. This latest arrlr.il
was an athletic youn i.ian w'io had
been on a quail shooting espedlllon.
Ahni I of him trotted a large pointer
do evidently thoroughly antualnted
With the wrmth of the stove Aa the
Intelligent beat trotted up to the ,-om-fortable
spot and uean rlrolln around
prior to .vina down the old man It. the
oortier pricked up his ears and crowded
, lMlrr (n f;l wall
vm, uke a aeat
Hoop I s greeting to the
"Have any luck?"
' was 1 ed
"A little." admitted the visitor. "Oot
flaw, Knocked down two more but
couldn't find them."
By way of proof be drew from
his hunting coat pocket a brace of quail
and exhibited ebem to the crowd. At tbu
sight of the birds the pointer dog gave
forth a sharp, triumphant hi rk. SJtiiul
tarn oiis with the sound of the dog'a
vub e a crash was heard the corner.
The "gang," startled, looked up to see
that the quiet old man had fallen from
hla boa and in apparent fear was cring
ing against the wall.
With a tenderness born of familiarity
with the ctrramalanoes Ted, the grocer,
walked to the old fellow, gently lifted
htn to bis feet, led hltn to the door and,
after giving hkn a cigar, told him good
night. Unole Jimmy Tedtictry smllad
"Who Is tha IT" Inquired the young
man. "Whet's She truubleT"
"You mean to say you don't know
Jackrabblt Steve'-' asked Uncle Jimmy
In amaaemeiit. "And you a big league
ball player' "
"No.' admitted the young man.
"Heally. 1 don ' kniw him."
"Why." explained Unci Jimmy,
"thai a the moat famous old ball p layer
hi these parti', lie never bothers no
lo.. y aa a rule, but he simply oan't
stand tha sound of a dog'a bark."
"'1 hat's quaei." oheerved the visitor.
' What e a dog'a bark got to do with a
"Waal." said LTnel Jimmy, squaring
himself for an .,ft-told story, "as long
aa you never heard of Jackrabblt Hteve
t a 'ids I'll have to tell you.
You see." he began. "Hteve was one
of th greatest bail players In the
business back In the alxtles, but h
lost out on i lOOUnt of bad leg."
"(lot slow, did he?" asked the young
man, who had been wintering In th
village after a hard session lu th big
league. "Moil of them have their Bret
tr iiible In the tegs.'
"But that ain't the point." spoke up
i'nelw Jimmy. "It was getting' cured
that caused Steve's trouble That's
where he got the name of 'Jackrabblt.'
"1 never forget that year" he went
on. "We had a team called the Hornets
and th strongest nine against us wa
the Thistles. Hteve was our best tsaWer
and one of ths beat base runners In th
business 'till ho slowed up. They tried
rubbln', electricity and everything and
Just oouldn't get no sotlon Into them
legs of hls'n. It looked like we was
goln' lo loa the pennant on account
"Our manager. BUI Wesley, told us
ons day that if we didn't gat Hlave's
legs In shape that the Thlstlee would
heat us out with room to spsra. Wa
couldn't think of anything srd thai
put It up to Bill Bln' the manager he
ws supposed to do the Ihlnkln' any
how. Hill was a mighty Inventive fel
low, at that. He MS Invented a bat
made out of cloth packed hard together,
to use for buntln' snd It waa a wonder.
We won many a game with that 'till
the president of the league gut on to us
and ruled It out."
"But, about Hteve" urged the young
man "Couldn't he run at all?"
"Run?" repeated the old man. "H
run lust like sewing machine. Could
make more motion and stand still
than any man you ever aaw In your
life. Hla lags worked all light, but hs'd
run straight up and down and oouldn't
go forward any faster than a mao
rarrytn' a trunk on his bank."
The llstsner laughed Through his
a plotur of soma of ths
OW runmere in the league.
" ea, sir." want o Jimmy. "Our
manager. Bill Weeley. eeein that aome
Idii ' must be done, set his head to work
on a new scheme. He waa a great
reader, and knew all the stuff In them
science books. One day he etarted to
talkln' to us about blood tram
"Transfusion," assisted the young
That's it." agreed I'nole Jimmy
'That's the Idea of ptittui' one man's
blood Into another fellow, ain't it?"
"Waal, that's what Bill Wenley got
Interacted In. For a whole week h
was reeylin tanka on It and taikln t
a voun duclor that had Just got In
from school and hadn't yes raised them
no.nted v, Makers All the time be waa
tellln' Hlevo that aon.etliln' iliwpcrate
had to tie done, and finally Steve up
a fill u uci vr
All Three Pictaret
in Beee&hd Colon
and told him tha, he'o take a chance
on ativlhlii If IMII would just think It
out That made It easy
"One day Manaaer lllll came out and
looked like he had inada up his mind
on aumethhT. When he acted dreamy
like w,. a'ways knew that he'd doped
out some k.nd of a arheme. He waa
Jus" aettln' It readv to spring on us.
" 'Jimmy.' he says to m durln ths
middle of a one-alderl came, 'What I I
the fastest thin that you know off
"I look... nt him n minute tryln' to I
find nut what he was tlilnkln' about. ;
Then I started to figure on fast thlnga. I
" TVaal,' finally snswered. Tap. I
pearteat animal that r.ina around these
parts They , at. tako a turn quicker n
snvthlng I knows of.'
'That's th dope.' he said mighty ,
quick like. Tin goln' to make Hteve
. r- mi. ii m ...i k i '.,; P RINHII nn .
the r.istest hue runner that ever cot
on nt, You wait and see
"Now what do you s'poaa he did?
That verv night he cot Hteve and me
and wa went around to that youn
doctor's office. Manar Bill carried
over his shoulder a big bag In which
waa a lack-rabbit caught that very
day. He must have been talkln' to the
I doctor about hla scheme before, for
the youn fellow seemed to know all
about If. The young doc waa full of
uucer notions about Science, and him
and lllll must have bsen puttln' their
"Hteve didn't care what happened to
him s I long he got hts speed hsok
and didn't even mske a hollar when
thev punched a little hole In Ma leg.
Hefore we left there a half a pint of
rabbit's blood hsd heen pumped Into
"Did they kill the poor rabbit?"
lake, I the young ball player.
"Didn't hurt him st all," replied
t'nele Jimmy as he relighted his pipe
'They turned thet raihblt loose and,
while hs looked a little peekld, he
trotteit off and about his busineaa and
looked kinder knowln' like when he
topped and sniffed at Rtere's glove
thst was levin on the ground outside.
"They didn't let Hteve play for a
week because mil and tha Doc wanted
the rabbit blood to aet well scattered
We didn't notlc much difference at
Aral except that S'ev. bad a knew way
of prliskln' up hla eai s at a loud about
Rvery once In a while he would pull up
aprlga of araea and chew on them.
Hut we didn't think nothin' of that.
Signs was emmln' on Steve and we
didn't know It.
"Pll never forget the first same wa
put him In. The funs thought fur
awhile that Manager Itlll had diar up a
new recruit. Why. that Hteve, one he
got thai rabbit's blood In blm, could
outrun any two men In the rluh, and
when they got him In a chase between
tha baasa he could turn and run back
the other way so qulok that he bad the
whole club trtppln' and fallln'. lie could
go right through a fellow's less, and
sometimes he would Jump over an In
flelder and land on the base. Hs wss a
"One day," continued i'ne'e Jlmmv,
"there waa a runner on haee when
Hteve come to bat and we began pullln'
for him to knock the ball out of the
lot. Hteve out loose and sure enough,
did wallop the ball to the fence for a
home run. Then trouble set In. lis
wss so fast tn goln' round them bases
thai he passed Ihe other runner at Bag.
ond and the umpire had to call him out
under the rules!"
"Didn't he have anv more trouble at
all with bis legs?" waa asked.
"1 hav'nt got to that ysd," said Itnel
Jimmy, frowning at the Interruption
'The trouble started lust shout the
end of ihe season when we were goln'
great It came up In a mighty funny
wav, ton. One day we went Into the
clubhouse to get ready for tha gam
and found that every one of our bat
had bsen gnawed almnat In two. There
wasn't a solid nne left. Thst day we
had to borrow bate from the Thlstlee
Wa couldn't understand that huslnees
al all Hut to make sure that tiothin'
else happened Manager Bill had the
new hats locked up in a steel trunk.
The next day the hats were all right,
but a big piece had heen gnawed out
of the corner of the bench.
"The next night we set up and
watched Along 'bout It o'clock when
the moon commenced to show we sees
Sieve crawlln' through a hole In the
centre field fence. In a minute he wag
gall pln' all over the outfield and nib
bling on little hushes that grew In the
corners. Tea sir. that fellow had bee
gnawing on our beta. After that we
had to watch Mm sll the time to keep
him from chewing up the gloves.
"Long tnwsrds ths and of the sea
son Hlevs got to cumin' tn the ball
park the hack way and crawlln
through a hole In the fence Instead of
waiklnr through the gate wblrh wss
open. We had noticed him shy off oc
eaalnnally when he aaw a hound do,:,
hut wa didn't rive no thought to that,
as a lot of folks srs scared of mad
"Well, did you win th pennant"'
asked the youn man, showing a little
"No, we didn't" ensured Hnels
Jimmy. "That'a what I'm tryln' to
gat to. Ton see. the players on all ths
other team began to hear rumor
bout Steve's cure and after hs got so
fast they got to callln' i1m 'Jack
rabblt Hteve' the sams ss hs Is called
"Th Thlstlee bad com over to our
town to play the laat game that waa
tn decide the pennant. Thev knew that
If - was good they'd Inae. e. all
of t busy. They began by huy-
In . if bat hoy, who told them a
lot i the )ack-rabblt huslnesa.
The Thistle bad a smart fellow for
manager, even If I didn't like him. and
be got right to work flgurln' out a
! scheme. Them waa the days when
tisll nlevers had to ngure or course
we didn't know exactly what he waa
UP to or we might have etnne him.
Once nr twice we caught the Thistle
f TTmmMM fTanimitfc aKai immmm
mice m uiiiiuo
Ready and Right for Framing
jtt Ab eveumg talis the distant church
Jl purpling mists. The children romp in from the fields, tha
chickens come home to roost, and over all broods the spirit
of nature's perfect calm.
Tir A bright, breezy spot where in the summer lichens are green
aJI and purple on the crags and where swarms of decorative sea
gulls swoop around in the dashing spray.
MTI A swarthy, barefoot child in green dress, red bodice and white
Jl chemisette with a gay Roman scarf worn apron-wise, drinking
at an jtiuquc luunigin vy inc waysiuc.
a r CC in To-morrow
manager talktn' to some friends wta
were hunters. Hut anybody had
right to do that and wa didn't Pt
any special attention to It. We cmkt
tell, though, that soma kind of a
eeheme was on foot.
"Wral. the dar of the big game camg
and I ain't oln' to bother you wltl all
the dttalt. n was mlshty excltin'. at
that, but 'he real trouble didn't start
'till the ninth Innln' We had got a good
lead and the Thistles needed three run
to win. Steve had been playln' a great
came and It looked like we'd win sure.
"In that ninth Innln' nnr pitcher got a
little wild, and, though there wer two
nut, th Thlatles cot th baas fall.
Them three runs on the base wa all
they needed to Willi hut It was our
business to se that they didn't gt 'em.
Hteve was playln' centre fle'd and thara
wa nobody who coul I heat him.
"Two str;k.. had been railed oa tha
batter and with two o it it looked lib
the came was over All of a sudden the
hitter awung at th next hall and
knocked a Ion fly to centre. It ouahter
have been pie for (Steve and would hav
, . . . . . .
mil lor juai one inins.
r,n ,,. ,h, b, WM
Ju ,,,,. hlggMU to take It easy when
aj 0f audden ther a a loud harkin'.
nl three hound dos. that had been
tied back of the Thistle bench, ware
turned loose and ent scootln acroaa
"Hteve'a ears prlcksd up when hs
heard the hsrk. but when lie turned
round and eaw them hound dogs right
on hts trail that rabbit blond came to
the surface. He Jumped straight up
In the air. threw down his cap and lit
nut. lettln' ths ball, the game end
everything go to the dicker): With
three Jumps Hteve laid his ears back
and made for ths fence at full speed.
Hs would have run any Jackrabblt in
the world right off his feet In the
mean time the three rune came over
Ihe plate and that pennant was gone.
"Hteve kept gnln' straight for tbs
fence, and aeelng a small hole, triad
to dive through it nis nesa eno
shoulders caught and the dogs wsrs
right on him. They didn't touch him
nor nothin'. but Hteve laid there and
shook and quivered like he waa havln'
convulsions till the doge had been
called off Ixmg after ths game Hteve
s still hldln' In corners and nin
nln' from them dogs."
"Didn't he ever ply gain?" in
quired the yming man.
"No, air." said i'nele Jimmy, rising
from ills chair and knocking the ashes
from bis pipe. "Hteve has never been
no good slnoe that day. but he nsyer
bothers nobody. All he wants le a
good comer and some cabbage leaves,
hut you mustn't bring no dge
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