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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 02, 1912, Image 13

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BITS OF SPORT W
Cubs finished third' in fielding,
according to National league
averages, just given out Vic
Saier fielded .992 at first base for
the season. Jake Daubert of
Brooklyn topped him by a single
point.
J Connie Mack's athletics return
ed from their Cuban trip yester
day. The Macks won ten games
and lost two on the island.
Jim Flynn yesterday admitted
hVwas married to Miss Fannie
"fedder, a burlesque .actress, Oct.
12, in Hoboken.
Articles have been signed for
the match between Packey Mc
Farland and Eddie Murphy in
Kenosha, Dec. 161
JackBritton is the latest hu
morist. The Ghicagd lightweight
says he will be champion of his
division in a year.
, Steve Ketchel has left for Sas
katoon, Canada, whereihe meets
Fighting Dick Hyland in 15
rounds Dec. 9,
The big fight of the-week is,
billed for Wednesday .night in
New Yorkc between Mike Gib
bons and Eddie McGoorty. Both
middleweights are in great-condition.
Jim Corbett picks Gib-.
bons.aSithe winner.' '' --- ,
'BjlPBr.ennan, NationaT league
umpire, ha decided not to start
suit for damages -against Horace
Fogel. The ump says he was
vindicated when the league can
ned Horace.
The heirs of John T. Brush are
expected to dispose of thfc New
York Giants. Edward A. Tipton
and C. K. G. Billings, interested
in harness racing, are said to be
negotiating for the property.
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THIMBLE'S HISTORY
The modern thimble dates
from 1684, when the goldsmith
Nicholas Benchoten, of Amster
dam, sent one as a birthday pres
ent to 'a lady friend, with the
dedication: "To myfrouw van
Renselaer, this little object which
I have invented and executed as a
protective covering for her indus
trious fingers."
The invention proved such a
success that all who saw it tried
to obtain similar ones, and the
goldsmith had enough to do to
sujiply them.
An Englishman , named John
Netting" took one specimen home
with him and copied it by thou
sands. -
The Dutch fingerhat (finger
hbod) became in England the
"thumb bell," from its bell-like
shape. This, in turn, became
"thimble.'' It was originally worn
on the thumb, to parry the thrust
of the needle pointing through
the stuff, and not, as at present,
to impel it.
By the way Bill'Taftis now
howling for a workmen's compen
sation act we judge that Bill is
thinking of getting down to
work fornvagesv fees or some
thing like that.
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"Why don't you give, your wife
an allowance?"
"I did once, and she spent it be
fore I could borrow it back,"
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