3at himself, on the bade, Charlie
lurphy is IT, for Lavender, who
didn't look good enough to keep,
is now the biggest drawing card
at the Cub park.
He is so popular that women
fans are wearing lavender and
the haberdasheries report big
sales on lavender socks, neckties,
shirts and handkerchiefs.
Denting Marquard's crown
isn't Lavender's only good work.
Before taking on the left-hander
he had traveled some 33 innings
without being scared upon.
Also he had trimmed the
$22,500 beaut, Marty O'Toole, so
when you add Marquard, an $11,-
000 proposition, the gift-pitcher
has served up 2533,500 worth of
pitching hash for the Cub sup
porters to relish.
Not only did Lavender do this,
but he came right hack within a
few days when the Giants stop
ped off on their way home from
St. Louis to play a postponed
game, and repeated tne treat
ment. Lavender and Larry Cheney
are the Cubs' best winning pitch
ers and will be the nucleus of the
1913 pitching staff which Mana
ger Frank Chance is now gather
ing. o o
Some experiments were recent
ly being made with man-lifting
kites, and two yokels standing
near gazed at them open-mouthed.
"Wonderful, wonderful !" ex
claimed one of them. "They're up
an awful height But one thing I
can't make out is how they get up
there to tie the string to them!"
By Berton Braley:
The lawyer roundly curses
The business he is in;
The poet damns his verses
And claims they keep him thin J
The cop would be a tailor,
The tailor be a cop, .
The farmer be a sailor,
The sailor tend the crop. . i .
The journalist declares he
Wojuld sell cigars instead;
The speculator swears he! v
Wouldlceep an oyster bed.
-In everyoccupation (
rhe.people seem to throb
To try some new vocation-r
I he other fellow s job.
But whehthe circumstances
Would free' them from) their
They-dq not take the chances,
They 'do not want to -move.
Their trade they sourly view it
With venom and with gall ;
And yel'they're sticking to it;
They 'like it, after all !
The meerschaum mines oif Asia
Minor are showing signs '6f im
poverishment, hence jf the ;meer
schaumpipe should be again pop
ular among smokers this article
will become much more costly.
Meerschaum has sometimes been
found floating on the Black Sea,
but scientists have agreed that it
got there owing to having been
washed away from its matrix.
Meerschaum is really a species
of magnesia, and among the pro
cesses it passes thnoueh before it
"becomes usable is that of boiling:"
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