and the team should get away to
a running start, which it did not
do this year.
Had Washington been up
among the leaders when it won 17
games in a row, the American
League championship pennant
would have floated over the home
of the senators. But the team
started poorly and had much
ground to gain before it was on
fighting terms with Chicago and
With the prospect of a-pennant
Clarke Griffith is doing a lot of
thinking just now. It would not
be surprising if before the winter
passes he put over another deal
such as took "Chick" Gandil to
Washington after other" major
leaguers passed him up.
If Griffith can pick up one good
pitcher and an outfielder who can
hit .300. and field like Shanks,
Washington will look better than
JBoston when they line up for the
pistol next April.
When the "Gray Fox" spent
$10,000 for Gandil, he made
Washington a first-division team.
There is nothing on the books
that says Griff will not strength
en the spots that are not regard
ed as strong now before the
Griffith has the team pulling
for him; he has them fighting
like a kennel of bull terriers all
summer, but fighting" for vjctory,
not among themselves.
Griffith earned the title "Fox."
He is without doubt one of the
shrewdest men the natidnal game
has produced. Which is another
pretty fair reason for expecting j
him to lead the eight-cornered
race for the flag next year.
Quick Buckwheat Cakes.
Two cups of buckwheat and
half a cup of corn meal; two cups
of warm milk and half a cup of
warm water; two tablespoonfuls
of molasses, two teaspoonfuls of
baking powder, one even tea
spoonful of salt Mix milk, water
and molasses together. Sift meal
and flour three times with the
baking powder and salt. Make a
hole in the center of the flour, stir
in the milk and water quickly and
lightly till you have a good bat
ter, not too stiff. Bake.
Golden Syrup Pudding.
Two ounces of suet, two-dunces
of flour, a pinch of salt Mix, to
gether with a little milk to a thick
batter. Put three tablespoons of
golden syrup in the bottom of a
basin, then oour the batter'in. Put
a piece of greasy paper on the
top, tie on a cloth, boil for two
hours. When cooked turn out on
a dish and eat while hot.
Some men were discussing the
sudden death qf a neighbor who
had left a rather helpless family.
"And the Worst of it is," said
one, "that there isn't-one of those
boys that has the head to fill his
Mrs. Jenkins Mrs. Smith, we
shall be neighbors now. I .have
bought a house next you, With a
Mrs. Smith So glad. I hppe
you will drop in some time
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