stage. While visiting the Biograph
studio she was engaged by D. W.
Griffith, -who was attracted by her
natural poise and power of expres
sion. Such rapid strides did Miss
Gish make in her new field of en
deavor that she soon gained fame as
one of the greatest emotional ac
tresses of the silent drama. She be
came affiliated with the Reliance and
Majestic companies in the Mutual
Film Corporation and is now a lead
ing Triangle star.
She has scored many successes
under the management of D. W. Grif
fith, among them being "The Battle
of the Sexes," "Home, Sweet Home"
and "The Birth of a Nation."
BOXING SPORTS OF ALL
Some of the baseball writers with
the Cubs affect to be much discour
aged because the Phillies have given
the Cubs three straight trimmings,
and may give them some more in
the four games yet remaining to be
played in the spring series.
These whippings mean nothing, so
far as the Cub work in the pennant
campaign is concerned. There is no
spark of genius about Tinker's club,
it is not a gang that fires up with
inspiration and flashes through with
The Cubs are steady, plodding
working men, who go about the
game as part of the day's work, and
take their time about getting into
condition. They may be trimmed
often by the teams of the Southern
league when games are played later
with clubs from that circuit, but even
that will mean nothing.
The revamped Cubs are not spring
terrors. They are likely to be in the
ruck for quite some period after the
season opens, but there is always
hope for such a team. It is not the
kind of a squad that breaks under a
slump. Every man has been through
the fire and has nerve that can come
only from experience.
Even the younger men who saw
their first real b;g league service with
the Feds went through a gruelling
campaign last season, the pennant
hinging on the last game of the year.
Yerkes has been in a world's series,
Doolan has had years of fighting to
bolster him up.
The team can hit, that being the
department in which veterans reach I
the top of their game earliest in the
season. In the games against the
Phils the batting has been lusty and
productive of results, but the pitch
ing and the fielding have been so
poor as to impose a large handicap
which attacking power could not
For instance: Dutch Zwilling bust-,
ed a homer yesterday with two on,
which placed the Cubs in the lead.
But then the flapping Fed turned
around, misjudged a fly, then muffed
it, and gave the Phils a chance to tie
the score. Later some more errors
and a bit of bad pitching let the
league champions win the game.
Jim Vaughn tried to pitch a while
and was not there with anything the
least bit puzzling. Jim is still over
weight and will not be able to put his
proper stuff on the ball until he
works off this surplus poundage.
George Pierce did better than in
former trials, but was slightly wild.
Indications are that Mulligan will
do quite a lot of work at short in the
coming season and may even force
Mike Doolan aside and gain the reg
ular berth. Mulligan is young, has
had only a few weeks of big league
experience, but he will benefit by
playing next to Yerkes, who has been
through the mill.
He can't learn much of inside stuff
from Zim, for the latter is not the
kind of a player who makes a good
tutor. Mulligan, on mechanics, will
speed up the play around the key
stone, and his batting in the spring
games has been strong enough to
hold a job.
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