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Bert Humphries, who led the
league in games won and lost, with
16 victories to 4 defeats, owed some
of his success to his comrades, as he
allowed 2.68 runs per game. Eddie
Stack, who came""tothe Cubs from
Brooklyn, pitched 138 innings, giving
3.06 runs per game. Jimmy Laven
der yielded 3.66 runs per nine-inning
The Cubs were the largest recip
ients of charity, being handed 554
bases on balls, an average of 3.57
walks per game. Brooklyn had to
earn everything It got, as the pitchers
only dealt the Dodgers 2.38 passes a
The Giants wece the .hardest lads
to fool, 501 of them fanning. Boston
was the worst Offender in this depart
ment, Stallings young men whiffing
640 times. The Cubs came next on
the black list, with 634 strike-outs, an
average of 4.09 per game.
Bescher of Cincinnati got 94 walks
in 141 games. Miller Huggins of the
Cards was franked 92 times in 121
Johnny Evers-wasthe hardastgent
to fan, the third strike passing him
only 14 times in 136 games.
ITEMS FROM NEW YORK
New York, Dec. 8. The hand of
fate seems sometimes to be the hand
Two big automobiles- came to-,
gether with a crash on a road in the
northern suburbs of New York a few
days ago. In one of them two men
and two women were killed instantly.
In the other two men and a woman
Both the men who were killed were
married. The wife of one of them
had gone to a western city a few
days before. The news of the fate
of the other man was borne to his
wife and children in their home.
One of tie women killed was mar
ried and had only a few weeks ago
effected a reconciliation with her
husband, from whom she had been
separated for some time. The other
was a divorced woman. Both of the
men who were injured were married.
The woman with them was not the
wife of either.
Anybody who wants to see Amer
ican chivalry to remain firm in his
conviction that there still remains
such an institution would better
keep out of the New1 York subway.
A man who gives his seat to a wo
man in the subway is accounted a
good deal of a freak. This is par
ticularly true ofN the home-going
crowds at the evening rush: hour,
when it is no uncommon spectacle
to see a big, husky male animal race
an aisle for a lone vacant seat, shove
her aside in a close finish and plant
himself, with every outward sign of
triumph and satisfaction.
The prize tale of masculine brutal
ity comes from a man who rides daily
on the Broadway line in the most
crowded hour. As an express was
about to pull -out of the Brooklyn
Bridge station, a woman got on with
a good-sized baby in her arms. She
stood on the platform of a crowded
car. Inside nine men were lined up
in a row in the sjeats on one side
of the aisle, seven on the other.
The woman stood up, holding her
baby, to 103d street, when one of
the seated ones got off. Two men on
the platform tried to get her seat.
One asked several of the "gentle
men" inside to' get up. The other
Lkicked four or five of them on the
smns. in one or inem was man
enough to fight any more than he
was man enough to give up his seat.
California clergymen are to take a
five days' course in agriculture at a
college. But say, it isn't the farmer
who most needs spiritual comfort.
It's we city sinners who have- to pay
18 prices for farm prod icts.
The candy bill of the American girl
is $134,000,000, $10,000,000 more
than the cost of the nation's paint