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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 16, 1912, Image 18',
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f "SILK" O'LAUGHLIN.A GOOD "SHILL;" ANYHOW HE
HAS VOICE ENOUGH
By Billy Evans.
Manager Bobby Wallace of the
Browns tells how 'Silk' O'Lough
lin pulled at his expense last sum
mer. The Browns were getting one
of their trimmings, and as is usu
al the players seemed to think the
umpires were helping make it
The game was fairly close, and
on three occasions the Browns
threatened to score only to have
runners retired on close decisions.
O'Loughlin was working the
plate and naturally came in for
criticism for giving the three
close plays against the team.
Fewananagers are more diplo
matic than Wallace, He has a way'
of making a protest that simply
makes the umpire listen. When
the first play went against the
Browns, Wallace wondered if a
tau-end team ever received the
benefit of a close play. When the
second decision went to the visi
tors, he quietly insisted that
O'Loughlin had erred. As the
third play went the same way, in
sarcastic tone he remarked:
"My club is' bad enough, with
out you making it look worse by
"Impossible, to do any such
thing, it is the limit now," an
Boboy made no further protest,
but the conversation didn't im
prove his temper. O'Loughlin to
ihis day laughingly insists that
Bobby, to even up, pulled a stunt
at his expense that evening.
About B o'clock O'Loughlin was
called to the phone.
"I understand you have dicided
to -retire after that exhibition this
afternoon," said the man at the
other end of the line.
"I haven't quite decided as yet"
replied Silk, who thought one of
his friend was trying to put
"In case you do, I have an ex
cellent job to offer you in your
line," said the stranger.
"What is the position?" in
"Why, I'm in charge of the
midway at the street fair and am
looking for a couple of barkers
for my shows. All you need is a
good voice. You've got that." It
is needless to add what 'Silk', did
to the receiver. Bobby denies any
part in the- affair.
AN OPTIMIST'S BABY
Voice (from bed) Isn't he
Papa (hopefully) No, but he
yawned about a quarter of an
hour ago. Punch, London.
I called my sweetheart honey
Because she said I could:
Now that she's got my money
I'm certain that I should.
In China stags are raised for
their horns which are cut when
soft and made into medicine.
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