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minors should be as prosperous,
in comparison, as the major
I shall be very much surprised
if any National or American
league club makes a runaway
race. In fact, each league is more
evenly balanced than ever before
and that any one of four or five
teams is apt to win the pennant
in either league.
LION REFUSES TO DIE
' FOR "ROOSEVELT"
When a Certain Eminent Per
sonage went to Africa to shoot
lions and springbok, the moving
picture magnates turned' their
thoughts from melodrama and
chase scenes to nature faking.
The colonel's hunting trip was
too good a thing for the film
makers to overlook. One enter-
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prising firm that photographs
wild western dramas in Jersey
City decided to put a reel or two
of lion hunting on the market.
A big actor with prominent
Jeeth and nose glasses ,was
equipped with' khaki and was
shipped down south where the
everglade scenery resembles What
we think an, African jungle is like.
Also down there were many
coons who, when clothed in a
shoe string and some beads look
ed all the world like an African
The moving picture manager
heard of a mangy old lioivthat
was too weak to travel which a
circus was willing to sell for a
song. Mr. Lion was also shipped
south and was let loose in front
of the camera, and Mr. Actor,
dressed like Roosevelt, undertook
to slay him in true Smithsonian
But evidently the lion was fed
too liberally on the way south. He
displayed unexpected ginger and
ambition. The actor fiVed. The
lion became angry. He took after,
But the actor did not take after
Roosevelt. In courage, that is.
He fired. Lion got nearer and
nearer' and actor took to a tree.
The moving picture operator
sought safety in flight, but re
turned and shot the lion dead
from long range.
The film company finally got
the African hunt pictures but it
had to buy another mangy lion.
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With so much newspaper con
troversy and an atmy of candi
dates, how is the average man go
ing to be able to vote intelligent
ly? But then maybe the bosses
don't want to vote intelligently.
That kind of voting might put all
jof : them put of business.
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