spring of 1910, having been with
Lincoln and Sioux City. He has
been the pitching mainstay ever
since. He is reckoned a half
blood by virtue of his parents
each being one-quarter Indian.
His real name is George Mur
phy, his father, a veteran of the
civil strife, having enlisted under
the name of Johnson, which the
youngster adopted. He is hailed
as "Chief Johnson" by Western
Johnson is a spit-ball pitcher
and possesses hurricane speed
which he mixes with an assort
ment of curve balls and slow stuff
that have made him unbeatable.
Gossett is serving his second
year in organized baseball. He
went to St. Joseph from the lots
of central Ohio and developed
rapidly under Jack Holland, own
er of the St. Joe team.
Wanted A Husband.
Shrieks rang out from the
foaming breakers and the crowd
on the beach gazed with horror to
where a beautiful bather was
struggling for life. Suddenly a
middle-aged man plunged into
the water and swam' with swift,
steady strokes toward her. ,
"Courage!" he cried. ''I will
"My hero I" gasped the fair one
as she clung to his neck. "How
can Iever repay you?"
"Sorry, miss," remarked the
gallant swimmer, treading water,
"but you can't work the 'she mar
ried her rescuer' fake on me. I'm
a married man with a family, you
"Wretch!" hissed the maiden,
breaking away from him. "With
all those nice young men on the
beach, you must rush in and spoil
a seaside romance!"
Then, using aside-stroke, she
glided swiftly away.
THE BULL MOOSE PARTY
History is being made might
The new party, called the Bull
Moose, is growing by leaps and
bounds. No doubt every state in
the union will be represented by
delegates at the convention in'
Chicago next week.
It is srrowiner in the Republican
North and the Democratic South.
Everywhere men are leaving the
two old boss-controlled, trust
owned parties, and flocking to
Teddy Roosevelt's standard.
'It looks now as if Taft would
cut no figure at all in the elec
tion, and the real fight will be be
tween Wilson and Roosevelt.
If the election were held today,
Wilson would probably be elected.-
But this is a mighty swift
age, and there's no telling what
will happen by November.
But il looks like a bad year for
A New York reporter pleaded
with J. P. Morgan for an inter
view and suggested his boss
would give him a raise if he got '
some good talk.
J. Pt asked him how much the
raise would be, and said he would
write a check for the amount.
Money's cheaper than talk, with
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