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'NOTHER OIDAY YARN
Henry O'Day, the new manager of
the Chicago Cubs, is "sot in his way,"
or, more modernly, "bull-headed'."
One day, long ago, Bill Dahlen, then
shortstop for Chicago, wanted to
avoid playing in the game, having ur
gent business elsewhere.
"Henry," said Dahlen, approaching
the umpire before the game, "if about
the second inning I run at you and'
call you a blank blank, blanked, bull
headed, idiot, will you" put me out of
"Hull!" snorted O'Day. ."I should,
say I will."
"All right'. said Dahlen.. "No hard
feelings. I want to get out so as to
place a little bet on the fifth race at
"Say!" yelled O'Day indignantly.
"You call me anything you want, but
you won't get out of this game."
And Bill didn?t.
QUITTING UNDER FIRE .
The retirement of C. Webb Murphy
recalls the retirement of a Chicago
official who was forced out under hot
Are. Before going, the official called
in the newspaper boys.
"Byes," he said, "I hate to quit un
der fire. Otherwise I am rejicing. I
nivir touched a dirty dollar in me
life. I nivir had a hand in anny man's
pocket. I nivir violated a law in me
loife, exceptin' in the disoharr-ge av
COXEY AND HIS ARMY TO BE AT
THE CAPITOL MAY 16
Washington, Feb. 27. "General"
James S. Coxey will have an "army
of unemployed" surrounding the cap
itol building on May 16 too big for
the grass to hold, if he suctieeeds in
carrying out the plan, he outlined on
a flying visit here today.
"No one here seems to believe
there are 3,000,000 more men out of
employment now than there were one
year ago at this time. So, though I
am from Ohio and not Missouri, I am
going to show them."
. Incidentally the march will mark
the sixtieth birthday of the "general"
who, in the spring of 1894, led a sim
ilar hike to the United States capital
steps and spent about twenty days'in
jail for his pains on a technical
charge of "walking on the grass."
"What am I going to do with the
army when I get-these men here?"
he continued. "Why, let the govern
ment take care of them, of course.
Uncle Sam is responsible for their be
ing out of work, not I."
Visitor You look, very much like
your mother, only her hair "is golden
and yours is. dark brown.
Mary Jane Yes'm, but hers was
just like mine till last year, so prob'ly
mine will change, too, when I grow