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Clark Griffith. The American League
will haie.. two . Cuban players this,
year, Acosta and Calvp, the Washing-'
ton recruits,- both being slated to go
through the season because.df their;
- George Stovall of the St. Louis
Browjis is making his pitchers .take
batting practice with the ihfielders;
and outfielders. Stovall, is not a be?
liever in the idea that a pitcher's,
only duty when at the plate is 4o;
strike out , . v t .
The St Louis Cardirtalsre on
their way home,, playing Albany of
the Southern Atlantic League,, this
afternoon.; CJoach Heihie'Peitz has'
been left in Columbus, Ga., with: sis
pitchers, who need more wprklihder
a hot sun;i,
Cleveland and- Toledo play; their
final game today v the "Naps, leaviflg
afterward 'ohtheir homeward jour
ney. New Orleans wUl be .first stop. -
Cree, Dahielsj W6ltefkndeUveIt,
New York TTahk outfielders, re
showing - great; speed Iii training;
Wolter, whojbroke ins leg-Ja sea
son, is as goold.aB new, ana Chance is
picking him. as a regular. Cree will
get thd left- rield berthV-'and-TDahiels
and Leliveltjnust'flghtfortfie middle
job. Chance, is satisfied with he
work of his pitchers. ; -
Joe Rivers has'arrivedjn New York
for his bout with; Leach" Cross, April
8. The Mexican witistart-' training,
immediately. He is a- slight-favbrite'
in the betting. .
The Boston , Nationals have- se
cured Allen Sheelya: hard-hitting out
fielder, from: '.Washington for- the
waiver price.r "
Jess West'ergard flopped 'Raymond
Cazeau twice ih'Slibrt Order at the
Globe Theater? Jast night Cazeau
tried some roughtactics, and.Wjester
gard came backcwith. some hard stuff,
that got the .foreigner's goat..
Harry Lewjs, American welter
weight, knocked out Jack Harrison,
in the third round at London last
Jack Britton. outpointed Johnny
Krause in a vicious six-round bout in
Philadelphia Krause y flever had. a
.T'We frequently buy what has been
imported simply because it has been
imported," says a down-east editor. -This
is true, and it ha& something
to do with the high cost of living.
Take, lfoV instance, such things as
wines,' faisih's, olives, prunes, fancy
Satifeages and fancier "millinery. No
foreign country produces these
tilings m'superfority to the American
product , and jet when milady, or Mr.
Man, gives -'a? "spread," only the
things writn the-foreign label will do.
This' is ractically true, too, of the
whole :iist of canned and preserved'
The handsomest costumes and
most'iovely mulmery are made right
here in America. They sell at lower
prices 'and contain as good material,
-but the imported hat or dress will get
first choice simply because it is im
ported! Tfie idea seems to be that
tiie thing is ..more stunning, more
valuable because it comes from a
long distance' and, hence, bears a
price that your neighbor cannot af
ford. Tbis'brt of conceit, or pride
isn't confined to pur women. Our
men carry a load of it of their own,
. o-3 f
Twas No Coffin.
One. morning old. Mr. Bell was in
dustriously plying his hammer on a
wooden contrivance under the kitch
en window in the backyard, when a
neighbor-called to inquire after.-his
wife, who nad been unwell for some
,The old chap's reply, however, was
drownW by someone in 'the house
coughing very loudly.
, "Poor dear! Impose that's her
eoughin'j ain't it?" cried thefsympa
thetic old lady. -
"No, no, my woman,"" replied the
aged toiler, surveying his handiwork
proudly; "it ain't a coffin. It's a hen