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in great form and for 12 innings
had the batters at their mercy.
In the 13th I was at bat, with
two out and the score rtothing to
nothing. I fouled off the first
ball Nichols pitched, the ball go
ing over the stand.
"That ball came back, but it
was wet and soggy and Nichols
wanted the new ball that had
been thrown out. His team mates
protested, but the umpire said
the new ball was in play.
"The first ball Nichols pitched
I laid the wood tp for a home run.
The ball went over the fence on a
line, about 20 feet high."
POLLY WANT A DIAMOND?
SURE AND WAR IS ON
New York, Jan. 3. It's up to
the New York courts to decide
wjiich is the more valuable, a trick
parrot or a $300 diamond.
The parrot is owned by Bar
tholdi, the bird trainer. The dia
mond used to be owned by Olga
Petrova, the Russian dancer. It
is now owned by the parrot.
Bartholdi and Petrova were
rival acts on a vaudeville bill in
a local theater. They never did
like each other much.
The parrot also acquired Bar
tholdi's dislike for Miss Petro
va, and on New Year's eve, the
parrot flew out of Bartholdi's
hand over to Miss Petrova and
snagged the diamond out of one
of her rings. Before Petrova
could get any action the diamond
was safely in polly's insides.
Then Petrova went to Barthol
di in a state of high indignation
"Give me back my diamond,"
"Haven't got it," said Bar
tholdi. "Your parrot has," said Petro
va. "Make your parrot give it
"Haven't got that much influ- IM
ence witn my parrot, said Bar
tholdi. "Then you'll have to cut your
parrot open, said Petrova.
"I see you er, that is, I won't
do anything of the sort," retorted
the bird trainer.
"But I must have that diamond
"back," said Petrova, growing
growing more and more angry.
uo get it back, veiled Bar
"I'll sue you to have your par
rot opened up," said the dancer.
"Sure then," said Bartholdi. "I
can prove in court that my par
rot is worth more than your dia
mond. I don't-know if your dia
mond was a real one. but anyhow
my parrot is worth $1,000."
So Petrova has filed suit, and
some magistrate is going to have
a oaa time settling the trouble.
An angling expert declares that
"the mere fact of a worm wrig
gling and writhing when pierced
by a hook is no proof at all that
it is undergoing great suffering."
Perhaps it is the worm's original
way of laughing at being tickled!
Wife Oh, George, dear, do or
der a rat trap to be sent home to
day. Georere But vou boup-ht
one last week. Wife Yes, dear;
but there's a rat in that