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SECRET FUND SPENDING,
Courtney W-. Hamlin.
Washington,D. C, Dec. 7.
Representative Courtney W.
Hamlin, of Missouri, has started
an inquify'in congress as to how
and why; Secretary of State Pie
lander C. Knox spent last year
$483 every day of the year out
of the SECRET fund of the state
department, which was
$60.37 every hour during the
average working day of eight
$1 every "minute of every such
day including Sunday .
One and two-thirds cents every
time ,f he clock in. thestate depart:
merit building ticked.
"I hav.e found enough out about
this SECRET fund said Ham
lin, "to make me anxious to know
how many thousand dollars has
been spent on portraits, pleasure
trips; DOLLAR DIPLOMACY,
increased salaries, and othep
things that congress never conr
templated should be paid from
the SECRET fund."
Congress appropriates $90,000
a year for this fund; last year.
$200,000 was spent. '
By Billy Evans.
This was -asked during "a fan
ning bee at Philadelphia, when
ewe were waiting for the rain to
let up and permit the world's se
Vies to continue. ' ;
Clafke Griffith safdV Math'ew
son was' king, when in his prime.
He thought Mordecai 'Brown was
showing the effect of service and
that while rated -'as a wonder,
Marquarddid not rank -with Nap
Rucker. ,He believes Rucker is
now the best of all.
"Wait-until you see Walter
Johnson," said Ty Cobb, who
ought to know a pitcher. "When
Johnson is right, the best way to
locate the ball is to hit at his mo
tion! It's a .pleasure" to hear
'strike three' on a dark day, with
Johnson working. '
"Marquani ajways looked like
a million dollars against "us,"
said Manager Dooin of the Phil
lies. 'He may have many weak
nesses, but we never found them
'T always like Mathewson,"0
said Jennings. "I like" a pitchenQ
who is willing to work, and Mat
ty, has always been ' this kind.
There are few harder to beat than ;.