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With National league batting. So has
Humphries, and Zabel has done a few
things that mark him as a comer.
Now Standridge and Adams are forg
ing to the front. In games against
the Phillies and Mackmen each re
cruit has done his task well, and
both may get piety of exercise dur
ing the early days of the season,
when the weather is not quite balmy
enough for veteran arms. Hum
phries isa late starter and does his
best work if he is kept back until
about the middle of May.
Chicago University ball team de
feated Western Electrics, 6 to 2, in
first practice game of season.
William Huey was knocked out of
first place in the international three
cushion billiard tourney when Moore
of New York defeated him, 50 to 43.
The victory tied Moore for second
place. John Daly of New York is now
in the lead with seven victories and
one defeat. De Oro, who defeated
Morin, 50 to 32, running out in 52
innings, a new low mark for the tour
ney, is fourth. Other scores: Ellis 5Q
Jevne 39; Capron 50, Lean 48. To
day's matches: Ellis and Kieckhefer;
Daly and Morin, Hahman and Jevne,
De Oro and Huey.
Silent Martin whaled Al McCoy in
a ten-round bout at New York. Mar
tin weighed nine pounds less than the
Indoor Ball Scores.
Loyola 4, Leo XIII 2.
Humboldt 11, St. Peters 7.
Northwestern 17, Shamrocks 8.
While preparing dinner for himself
and son Avon (his better half being
away) , Homer Hollcroft fried eggs to
a frazzle, toasted bread to a crumb
ling brown and scorched his hand to
a fresh beef color. Lebanon (Ohio)
Germany and Austria now know
exactly how the owl and the prairie
dog feel when the third party to their
entente shakes its tail,
ARMY OF DESPAIR !
By Fred Isler, Sec'y Hoboes' Union. '
MISSIONS. To find a shelter dur- -ing
the winter time is a problem to J
the man who is out of a job. That ,
is, if he is homeless and destitute. It i
is not an easy matter by any means -to
always be fortunate enough to get '
the necessary 10 to 15 cents to pay "
for a bed in a cheap lodging house. '
In the summer time the problem is J
simplicity itself. The floor of a con
venient box car, the public park, the ?
water front, even a back lot will do.
All a man has to do is to spread a
newspaper, lay upon it, and if the
policeman does not disturb him the
problem is solved. But when Jack
Frost is back again the great ques
tion that confronts the destitute man
is: How shall I get the "price" of a
bed or a place to shelter me? If he
happens to be an experienced
"moucher" he generally gets it. How
ever, in the case of the majority of
the unemployed, who as a rule are .
too timid or else will not lower them
selves to beg on the streets, and for '
various reasons will not go to the
municipal lodging house, there re-'
mains but one alternative the floor v
of a mission.
Chicago has many such places
most always located in neighbor-'
hoods where the laboring element
predominate. Seldom are they to be
found in the residential sections of
this and other cities where the well-to-do
reside. There magnificent
churches built of stones arid having
all the up-to-date conveniences and
modern comforts welcome the wor- c
shippers. The mission by the corner
with its poor accommodations is good '
enough for the man in overalls. Yet
we are told that in this country there
are no classes.
In the summer time the missions, '
like the churches, have a slim attend
ance and the appeals of the gospel
workers appear to fall on deaf ears.
In. the winter time, especially Jhis