"Vampires" is what we called our
selves at the start in 1916.
We have licked most of the teams
of our age and weight around San
Francisco and we are going to lick
some more this year. We have a
clubhouse and wanted some pictures
for it One of the boys said that be
cause our team was named "The
Vampires" we ought to have a pic
ture of the best "vampire m the
vampinng business as a starter.
We did not know how to get a pic
ture of her any other way, so we
wrote to Miss Theda Bara and asked
her for one. She sent it, and wrote
her name and some other stuff on the
bottom. We framed it and have it
hanging in the clubhouse now'.
What she wrote was this: "To 'The
Vampire Nine,' Tres Sincerement,
We didn't have any idea what that
"tres sincerement" meant, and we
puzzled over it a lot In fact, we
couldn't hardly read it at all, because
Miss Bara doesn't write; she prints
in a sort of funny, Frenchy way. So
I took the picture to the office where
I work and the boss told me "tres
sincerement" meant "very. sincerely"
The job we elected Theda Bara to
was "president emeritus," whatever
that means. The boss said to call her
that. We also call hep "The Queen"
because we know that we'll skin all
the kids of our age now that we have
her picture in our clubhouse.
' TODAY IN ILLINOIS HISTORY
March 17, 1837. The steamboat
Tiskillwa, owned by Messrs. Stone
.& Co. of Alton, was sunk in the Illi
nois river. Cabin passengers saved,
deck passengers lost Boat was load
ed with pork. Collided with steam
COMPLETE BUT FOR THE PONY
By Betty Brown
Highly proper and perfectly cor
rect in every detail is this newest of
sports costumes. In spite of the fact
that every pretty girl will try to Im
agine how she would look in it, it will
not be popular to any great extent,
for it is a polo costume.
Only the pony is lacking to make
this a complete outfit foT the expert
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