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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 22, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 12

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gate receipts. Moran fought rather
than let the match fall through and
was the aggressor all the way.
Moran has claimed his bout with
Jack Johnson was "framed" for Mo
ran to lay down, but when they got
into the ring Moran slipped Johnson
the news that the frame-up was all
off. Johnson won, but only after he
had violated the rule against hitting
in the break-away and broke Mo
ran's nose.
Of all the players who have been in
world series games since 1884 31
years ago only 27 have batted .300.
Four were added to the list this
year Lewis, Hooper and Hoblitzel
of the Boston Sox and, Luderus of
the Phils.
Hank Cowdy has the highest av
erage of all world series batters
.545. Home Run Baker made the
most big series hits 31 in 82 times
at bat His average is .378.
MRS. WILSON-TO-BE SETTLING AN OLD SCORE
TALK ABOUT PRINCE AND BEGGAR GIRL
BY GILSON GARDNER
Washington, Oct 22. Mrs. Nor
man Gait, soon to be Mrs. Woodrow
Wilson, is settling an old score with
Washington society. Her husband
was "in trade," so Washington soci
ety did not take her in. The score
has been piling up for 19 years.
Before her marriage Edith Boiling
of Wytheville, Va., did not know yfhat
it was to receive a scJcial snub. The
Boilings were "kin"" to all the first
families in Virginia, and Virginia's
P. P.'s hold themselves superior to
anything which superior, wealth may
have brought to the later social com
ers. But trade retail trade even
though in jewelry, and even though
the business had been established
along with the constitution, has put
its traditional bar sinister on the
name of Gait So Washington did
not extend its arms.
And not being a climbing or a
pushing person, Edith Boiling Gait
accepted the situation, without bit
terness, and amused herself in other
ways. She gave attention to the
business of her husband, she trav
eled, she went about in a little shab
by electric which she drove herself,
and in time formed a small circle of
friends who were not of Washington
society.
So when the country was startled
by the announcement that President
Wilson would soon choose for first
lady of the land a Washington widow
and everybody asked, "Who is this
Mrs,. Gait?" it was discovered that
she was not of Washington's "cave
dwellers' " set, nor yet of the "smart
set," nor yet of Mrs. Charlotte Hop
kins' settlement house and associated
charities set, nor of the Preston Gib
son theatrical and dancing set, nor
the Chevy Chase club's golfing and
tennis set, nor the Eno Riding and
Hunt club set, nor the younger con
gressional set, nor the older congres
sional set, nor the diplomatic, nor the
administration, nor the judiciary, nor
the church, nor the highbrow, nor
any other set
It was discovered that she was
nominally a member of the board of
St Thomas Episcopal church, which
furnished auspices for the Eye, Ear
and Throat hospital; but since she
had" withdrawn her letter from St.
Thomas and taken a pew at St. Mar
garet's, even this committeeship had
probably lapsed. St. Margaret's has
been slow in appreciating its social
opportunity arid the roster of guilds
and societies bears not Gait name.
So there you are. The president
has picked for the greatest honor
that Washington knows a person
quite unknown to sooial Washing
ton He had elevated this "person"
from "trade" to dispense the social
honors of the nation.
Talk about the prince, and the beg
gar girl! It isn't only in fiction that
there is romantic-drama.

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