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pitcher, and Caldwell, when he wants
to work, is as good as any heaver in
the business, Walter Johnson not ex
cepted. McGraw did not achieve anything
wonderful when hepreyented Perritt
going to the Feds. Poll has been
soundly lammed by the National
league batters. Braves chased him
yesterday. Schmidt and Red Smith
cracked u single, double and homer
each. Rudolph was in a soft spot
Chalmers won again for Phils. Cra
vath busted a homer.
In the Detroit-Brown game pf the
American league eight double plays
were made, Sjt. Louis had 52 fielding
Eddie Plank pitched as well as he
ever did for the Mackmen, and Slou
feds beat Pittsburgh,
Buffalo made 15 hits to beat New
ark, Reulbach being the main victim.
Smith had three triples and, Artie
Hofman a single and two triples.
Magee, Kauff and Zim each made
three hits in the Baltimore-Brooklyn
game. Baltimore won on errors.
FROM HAPPY BOY TO MURDERER
TOLD IN FEW WORDS
A tragedy in tabloid form.
A young boy who hasn't a home
and who lives in a room alone. Lone
ly nights and a restless spirit. A
poolroom that entices with its sounds
of merriment. The gang that fre
quent it, already depraved, even ad
dicted to drugs. The spirit of adven
ture that leads to the spirit of crime
in the congestion of a city where the
adventurous spirit can find no out
let. The robbery planned and carried
out. The suddea chance of detec
tion and the craven fear of weaklings.
A shot. A murder. This cry from a
trembling soul who now awaits and
dreads paying the price.
"I wish to write you a few lines
hoping you will have a little pity for
me. I have been sentenced to Joliet
TiPnitpntiarv for the.term of 25 years.
I amronly a. bay of 19 and I am pretty I
well educated as I went througH
grammar school and had one year of
"I went wrong and was led by older
associates in a pool room, and here I
must stay for the term of 25 years.
If I ever get out I am going to take
the straight path and I will never
want to see a pool room again for it $
sure put me where I am today.
"I have a clean record, and I can
get good reference and if you will
only look anfl care for this boy, I sure
will never do a wrong thing the rest
"I have been working at the Na
tional Biscuit Co for nearly two
years and I have a good clean record
there, too. Oh, I only wish that
someone would help me for my
mother has been in the Illinois State
Hospital for about 10 years, insane,
and if she was not in the condition
she is this boy would never have
"Oh, won't you kindly be good
enough to help this boy along and I
will never do a wrong thing again. I
will certainly appreciate all that you
will do for me and for any courtesy
shown toward me. I ain't bad, but I
just was led the wrong way and went
but I will never go the wrong way
"I will come to a close now and
hoping to Tiear in the future and
thanking you for just reading the
letter over, I remain, Sincerely, Ed
The letter was addressed to Mrs.
Leonora Z. Meder, Commissioner of
the Public Welfare Bureau.
A French officer who is a prisoner
in Germany has on two occasions
managed to communicate with his
family by attaching a letter to a toy
balloon. The first was found in a
lady's garden at Coukmmiers and
carried a letter enclosed in an outer
covering, which bore a message ask- '
inp- t.h finder to forward the missive.
The second balloon was found near
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