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If it takes 'Murphy two years
to build a new grandstand and
two minutes to wreck a cham
pionship ball team, how long will
it take him to get Walter John
son, Ed Walsh and Joe Wood in
exchange for Joe Tinker?
The nomination for vice presi
dent on the .regular Republican .
ticket, to be filled Nov. 12, will be
given as a prize for the solution
of this puzzle.
The Wolgast-Mandot scrap is
still furnishing argument. Most
of the experts at the ringside de
cided that if a verdict had been
given by the referee it would
have gone to Mandot by a hair..
Ed Smith, the referee, made the
Wolgast claims lie is much
abused and should be given the
verdict. Supremacy will be set
tled in a longer bout.
Walter Camp, Jr., the Yale
halfback, has quit the football
squad, making the Blue's chances
against Harvard more dismal.
The Oak Park High School
Football team, prospective cham
pions of Cook County, have re
ceived a challenge from Lafayette
High School of Buffalo. A game
will probably be arranged, to
take place in the eastern city
when the local high school-sched-jile
is cleaned up.
Taft, Chance and Bresnahan
can form a nice little lodge of
Lewis Rinaker, who, broke all
running records when in college,
found it was a different proposi-
tion when he was matched
against a man taught to run by
Jim Patten says Andy's speed
in running out of California when
the people got wise to him would
make Ralph Craig look like an in
mate of an old man's home.
Politics resembles prizefight
ing. Alrea'dy Chairman Hilles of
the Republican campaign com
mittee is talking about a return
Jack Dillon of Indianapolis
knocked out Jack Flynn of
Streator in the fourth round at
Wabash last night Flynn went
down twice in the final round.
Anyhow, President Taft can
still play golf.
There's a dear, wee, pink li'l
baby on this train. A few min
utes ago an elderly man stopped
to peek-a-boo at it.
"A fine youngster," he said to
its demure mother, "I hope you
will bring him up to be an up
right, conscientious man."
"Yes," smiled the young mam
ma, "but I'm afraid it will be a
"Pshaw!" said he, "as the twig
is bent so is the tree inclined."
"I know it," agreed mamma,
"but the trouble is this twig is
bent on being a girl."
A forgetful preacher, dining
at a friend's house, turned to his
wife, who sat by his side, and said
in tones audible to all present:
"The soup is a failure again, my