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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 12, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 28',
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"farmer" in appearance and all. He
never had seen a big city, never had
competed against a star athlete, yet
the awkward, green country boy
went from-New York in superb con
fidence that he would win.
On the Finland, after-ihe athletes
sailed, Richards became the joke of
the party, and they amused them
selves drawing out the raw young
ster on the subject of Parowan.
There came a day when the cham
pions of the world, representing
many countries, gathered in the sta
dium at Stockholm, the day that the
running high jump was to be decided.
One after another, Horine, who was
ill, Thorp, Erickson and Grumpelt,
the American failed, and with the bar
at 6 feet 3 inches only Richards, the
"joke," and Litsche, the German,
were left. America's honor rested up
on the "boob" from Parowan. Up, up,
they went, and at 6:3:98 the title
hung in the balance.
The moment of the supreme test
had come. The Americans who had
failed were cheering and encourag
ing Richards. He took off his cap,
walked back two hundred feet, and
suddenly dropped to his knees. A
murmur of surprise, followed by a
reverent hush, came over the great
Kneeling there, eyes upraised,
hands clasped before all that great
crowd, Richards was praying.
In a moment he arose, his face
alight, and, with a quick run, he
raced down the pathway, leaped,
cleared the 'bar by an inch and, in
spite of its prejudices the crowd roar
ed with applause. A few moments
later Litsche failed and Richards
WHITE SOX HOME GAMES
Cleveland April 14, 16, 16, 17.
St. Louis April 18, 19, 20, 21.
Detroit May 6, 7, 9, 10.
Cleveland May 31.
Cleveland June 3, 4, 5.
Nov York June 6, 7. 8, 9.
Vashington June 10, 11, 12, 13.
Philadelphia June 14, 15, 16, 17.
Boston June 18, 19, 20, 21, 22. .
Detroit June 24, 25, 26, 27.
St. Louis June 28.
St. Louis July 3, 4, 4.
Cleveland July 5:
New York July 25, 26, 27,28.)
Boston July 29, 30, 31, Aug. 1.
Philadelphia Aug. 2, 3, 4, 5.
Washington Aug. 7, 8, 9, 10.
Cleveland Aug. 11, 12.
Detroit Sept. 10, 12, 13.
New York Sept. 17, 18, 19.
Washington Sept. 20, 21, 22.
Philadelphia Sept. 24, 25, 26.
Boston Sept. 27, 28.
St. Louis Oct. 2, 3,i.
RAUS MIT VOTING MACHINES
The election commissioners yes
terday succumbed to public opinion
and announced that the voting ma
chines would not be used at the pri
maries Feb. 24, but would be allowed
to repose in the storehouse.
After giving this information out
the two Hearst-Harrison commis
sioners, Kellermann and Taylor, gave
out a statement in which they blamed
"reformers" for abandoning the ma
chines. Commissioner Czarnecki, the mi
nority member, said he was in favor
of complete burial for the machines.
The voting machines will long be
remembered by the people of Chi
cago. Their purchase was the rock
upon which the Hearst-Harrison fac
tion finally split -after it seemed in a
fair way to get political control of
But then came the rumors and in
sinuations in the newspapers and
finally the Butts committee invest!- ;
gation. The latter didn't accomplish '
much in real results, but it accom
plished the political result of slowing .
up the H. H. bunch.
"So Dick and Daisy have made up? '
By George! After the way she laid 1
him out, I never expected it. How did '
he pacify her?" "He told her that
he'd rather quarrel with Ker than kiss
any other girl." Puck. T