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FINAL EDITION FINAL EDITION
FIVE-YEAR-OLD CHILD A BOLD PICKPOCKET-
MARY BOYLE O&EILLY TELLS WHY
THE DAY BOOK
N. D. Cochran,
Editor and Publisher.
500 South Peoria St.
TeL Monroe 353.
VOL. 2, NO. 196 Chicago, Saturday, May 17, 1913
THERE ARE HUMAN REASONS WHY THOUSANDS
OF CHICAGO FANS HONOR FRANK CHANGE
The Game of Baseball Is a Clean, Hdnest Sport, While
Business and Politics Are Full of Dirty Tricks-So All
A Admire the Manhood of an Honest Sportsman.
BY N. D, COCHRAN
There's something wholesome about the popularity of a baseball gen
eral. "While I never met Prank Chance I am getting some enjoyment today
out of the tribute the baseball fans of Chicago are paying him. I think
thousands who never met him will get enjoyment out of it
And one reason for it is that our better natures are aroused. There is
no sting for anybody else in the open demonstration the fans are making xif
-their admiration for Chance. It isn't like the enthusiasm over the victory
of a popular politician, or the triumph in battle of a great warrior; for in
politics and in war there are vanquished as well as victors, sorrow as well
' We are naturally partisans. We like to see. Chicago win. But here
comes a man who has led Chicago to victory on many occasions and on
many baseball fields; he comes as the commanding general of the opposi
tion but not the enemy. Still Chicago turns out in thousands to honor
him; at the same time hoping he won't win today's game.
But there is more back of this friendliness for Chance than, his great
success as a leader of.the Chicago Cubs in years past The kind of man
and sportsman he is has much to do with it; for the American people love
a good, square sportsman.
How different baseball is from politics. Those actively engaged in. the
political game grow to hate their fellows on the other side; and sometimes
desperate and dirty .tricks are resorted to in order to win. And-when, a man
has won, the opposition the, enemy watches him like a hawk taget some
thing on him and des&oy his. popularity with the people.
Politics isn't a square sport It's a business. And business is full of
unscrupulous competition and dirty tricks.
, I think; I can understand, why .so- many bysiflegs. m.en, love: baeha. ft
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