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eroinff wild. We waited for the
k '"When he finally crpssed the
plate, Tie shouldered his. way up
to the umpire, waved hislbat, and
thereabout three inches from the
end, was the ball, sticking' on a
spike, which had gone clear
through it. Yes, sir, that kid had,
drove a spike through his bat,
and then caught the ball on it.
"When Frank and I saw that
-we just naturally melted away
for the train, leaving the rubes
arguin'. But what was the use?
.There wasn't anything in hz
rues against it, arjd as the find
carried the bain his 'left hand all
the way, the ball must 'k been on
fair ground all the time, wasn't
it?" V ' "
I looked Tit Dan reproachfully,
buthe never batted an eye.
- "Honest to Gawd, that's a true
story," he declared. 'I got to gpL
out here and make spme ot these
kid pitchers WOk like aogs, but
take it from me, it ain't alwayi
' the fast guy that gets -under the
' SIZING UP
Be ye editor, preacher, lawyer,
athlete, office .holder, or anything
else in- the public eyfe, and would
know yQttr size, note what the
peophrthink would please you
Thirty-two prizes for home
runs, ounis, iwu-uaggcrs, 5iean
of first base and other
.lushed Services: oa the
people to the American League
team of that city, familiarly if not
appropriately called ''the Naps,"
"Break the ferite, Joe!" "Slide
Ore, Slide!" "Fan 'em, Gene, fan'
em!" cry the Cleveland-lovers of
the game, "and we'll give you
Vhat'll please jou." And in the
32 prizes are 6 hats, 3 fancy vests,
2 quarts' of old rye whisky, 1
quart of champagne, 10 gallons
of buttermilk, 1 shirt, 1 pair of
trousers, 1 alarm clock, and to
bacco to,, burn. Fancy clothes,
I drinks, cigars! Sure, it's human
nature to size Up a ieliow by What
tickles him. v
Now, what would preponder
ate should the kind hearted pub
lic Jiang up prizes for Big Bill
Taft? Safety pins, suspender
buttons, golf sticks.
And for Teddy: Eye-glasses,
tooth powder, gun cases, hats to
throw in the ring.
For the minister: Slippers, bath
robes, book marks, and maybe
For the lawyer; Paper weights,
spittoons, tobacco boxes and bill
For the doctor: Ear muffs, rub
bers, rain coats, and also bill
For thej editor A new suit of
0 L let i be a lot of ew sub
scribers I 7
All hail to the public's everlast
ing appreciation of the eternal fit
ness, of things U ' '
An automobile has more sense
(listing- I than ah operator, jtalwgys stops'