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T NO WONDER BASEBALL GRIPS FOLKS
When you read .of such incidents as this in Washington the other day,
do, you wonder that-baseball grips folks?
It isthe eighth; inning and Stahl's world-beaters are four runs to the
good. They, have chased two of Griffith's wing artists off the mound. The
tall Swede, Walter Johnson by many now deemed the greatest pitcher the
game has known, sits on the bench nursing an aching stpmach, the result
of ptomaine' poisoning. Two days before he had taken his turn in the box
.and shut the Ifed Sox .out with ease. There are other slabmen in reserve to.
the. rescue' and he is wracked with pain.
Biit he k'nows that, facing him, the stoutest batsmen fill with fear.
On the diamond the'influence he exerts over an opponent is like that which
John Xi. Sullivan exerted in the ring. He volunteers to finish the struggle.
And then, spurred byhis pluck, his team mates go in as if demans had pos
sessed them, hat outifiye. runs and WIN THE GAME.
No wonder- Wobdrpw Wilson, in the grand stand, to say nothing of
several thousand common fans in the bleachers, cheered until the heavens
No wonder congress couldn't stick to the musty tariff when such ex
hibits of human grit were to be seen in the balmy out-of-doors.
That Washington ball club, you remember, used to be a standpat tail
ender. If there had' been such a thing as a high tariff for tail-enders, it
would have, beaten, all'the lobbyists in the business in its pursuit of a gov-
eminent bounty. Then an upstanding chap, Clark -"Griffith, came along,
picked 'a team of "youngsters full of sap and ginger, worked the .right kind
of "scientific management" and, behold, the. last have become first and
profit just pours.in. .
Wonder if some of the privilege chasing manufacturers now camping
nigh the Potomac couldn't get a lesson or two out at the ball park.
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WHERE THEY'LL FIND THEM
Those New York suffragettes who
are getting' up' a beauty pageant at
the Metropolitan .opera house, for
May 2nd are- having -much -trouble--,
finding the necessary 49 men who
will fill the bill. These gents must
be handsome and;possess "a noble'
brow, broad shoulders, full chest,
erect carriage and height of six feet
or more." And they must be willing
to pose in classic draperies with 49
beautiful, women. They are going,
to pull off a wordless play, repre-
senting "Woman's Search for Free
dom Through the Ages."
As Mrs. Eve was undoubtedly the
first woman who searched for free
dom, it is likely that the show will
draw like an'80-hole porous plaster,,
if "they can scare up the right sort
of an Adam, but they'll have to come
.West for their 49 handsome, noble-browed,.full-bosomed
have 'em, and maybe they'll serve if
a reasonable number of surcingles
go with those classic drapery- cqs.-
tumes. '"f"- i --- .