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WOULD YOUROLL THREE MILES FOR $5,750?
IT TOOK THIS SOCIETY MAN 16 HOURS
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Baltimore, Md. The total of the wagers won by Hal Parr, the well
known social favorite and clubman of this city, who rolled over and over for
16 hours, is .$5,750. The photograph, taken during the interesting exhibi
tion, shows the attire worn by the athlete. Parr would roll for five minutes,
full length on the ground, and then rest for five minutes.
"Baseball will in time become the universal field sport of the world,,
through the boys," says A. G. Spalding, just back from Europe.
Spalding was once a boy arid is still a good deal of a baseball sport and
his predictions ought to hit pretty close to the bull's-eye, but why confine
the coming "universalities" to baseball? A whole lot of things that are go
ing to be universal are going to be so through what's in the boys of the
The great feature about the clean sports of our day is that they teach
boys to be fair and to demand a square deal. The-boy who wins his game
by illegitimate trick or unfair advantage is not satisfied with his victory,
because it wasn't won on his ability. The boys of our sand lots, for in
stance, have fierce baseball, or football battles for sake of the glory there
is in victory, and they want no victory that's tainted with meanness or un
fairness, and it is really to those same sand lots that ypu must go to wit
ness earnest, not to say bloody contention for the inestimable right of a
Do you think that boys imbued with the spirit of the square deal will,
when grown, take the paft of disinterested neuters when a Rockefeller
drives poor women and children into a canyon and turns rapid-fire guns
upon them? Do you think that such boys are going to be backward about
stamping out injustice whenever it appears, in any of its brutal forms?
The men of today are thinking of justice, fairness, methods of getting
around to a common brotherhood. It is the boys of today who will perfonn,
and biebsed be baseball football snowball or any other clean sport mat
puvcrbally promotes the love of fair play and a square deal!