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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 25, 1912, Image 18',
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YARNS OF YEARS
"Since these two poles has been
discovered there ain't nothin' an
adventurous man can- do more in
the off season.- If you take a trip
to one of these poles nbw you
'ain't given no credit. It's pretty
Between innings the members
cof the Lions team on the bench
were discussing winter occupa
tions, and this was Second Base
'man "Flash" iMartin's disgusted
"contribution. "Flash," notwith
V standing his brave talk, was floor
r walker in a drygoods store when
not playing baseball, being of a
thrifty turn of mind.
"Say, you gimme a pain,"
snorted Dan McGuigan. "I bet
you ain't never been no further
'"south than 43d street nor north of
'Evanston. And you're kriockin'
? cause the poles is discovered. You
talk about poles as if they wasn't
no good, and give all the credit
for discoverin' them to these fel
lers, Peary and Amundsen. Youl
'durned fool, Andy Carnegie and
A the steel trust was the first ones
to discover Poles, and they found
they was very useful.
This here talk reminds me-of
the experience of a friend of mine
"who went on an expedition to the
north pole. His name was Bill
BYdqles, an' he was an old-time
.1iail player: Bnthe-f elisor ',fhife J
AS TOLD BY DAN
find out all about eatin' dog meat
and livin' in a snow hut.
"One night when the party was
way up in the arctic regions, Bill
went out for a little Yow in some
open water that was in front of
J:he camp. Hadn't no more than
got turned around for home, after
drifting along for a couple of
hours, than a mist settled over
the water, and Bill couldn't see a
yard, ahead of him. He stopped
rowin' and yelled, but there,
-wasn't no response. He picked
up the oars, and started rowing,'
tryiri to reach camp.
"After pullin' his canoe around
an hour or so Jie reached "land.
By this time the mist had lifted,
tind Bill liad a good view of the
place. Seemed to be an 'island,
nearly all cc-vered with snow, and
there wasn t no sign of the'camp.
There was a hill in the middle of
it, and Bill left his canbe-and be
gan to explore. Just as he got
to the foot of the hill, a whole
troop of polar-bears, about thirty,
came troopin' around the corner.
, "Bill -was scared to death, and
started to retreat, but the bears
surrounded him, and they all
acted friendly, nosin' and sniffin'
him. One old feller, who seemed
to be the leader, stuck out his paw
for a shake and Bill acted real
pbli!fe"His1hand shook itself, it
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