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The Girl Fro
John Took Her to
W. R. ROSE, in Clev
[?Tile y??ng mau frowned a
the outlook from his office win
It wasn't what he saw, how
ler, that brought the frown, it was
lat he heard.
j Ke held the telephone receiver a
tie closer to his car.
"Yes," he said, **I understand. You
your Western friend has come?
ie girl you've b?en expecting. I re
lmber. What's that? Awfully
ise? Ob, nice. Of course she must
|e. Idon't get that? You want me
gfake her to the ball game this af
?rnoon? Isn't that rather sudden?
(es, 1 know the club is going West to
ighr. Eh! You can't go yourself?
m to go with her alone. Isn't she a
tier for chaperons? No? All
ight, Mary. I'll sacrifice myself on
sndship's altar. Be there at 2.30.
}Ke hung up the receiver with a
^"Confound it," he growled as he
lilted back in his desk chair. "That's
trrying friendship a little too far.
|$' it was anybody but Mary I'd say
no, no!" He picked up a copy
lad and flung it down again. "I par
icularly wanted to enjoy the game to
lay. lt's sure to be a hummer. And
lerc I'm chained to a strange girl
vho probably never saw a game be
fore-and every time she opens her
louth-the crowd vail snicker. And
1?re will be somebody close by who
paows me. 'Why doesn't the gentle
?an with the sitck hit the ball in
stead of missing it?' " He suddenly
laughed. "Oh, we 1," he cried, "I'm
loing it for Mary. And Mary 4B Jim's
?ister and she's been very good to me.
I'm not going to forget how Jim sent
for her and she came to Cambridge
when I was bowled over by the fever.
lt will be a long time before I get
even with her for that." He picked
np bis pencil. "From the West, eh.
and never been East before? It
shakes me shiver." "
Nevertheless, he buckled down to
his work and resolutely crowded
things ahead so ha could be spared
Jrom the office at an early hour.
At exactly the appointed time he1
[was at Mary Sterling'3 home quite j
["prepared to wait certain indefinite |
[minutes while the girl from the West1
?completed her toiler. I
Eut.'no, she was on the porch with |
Mary, hatted and sloved and ready
for the start.
"Anna," said Mary, "this is our
very good friend. John Remington,
Miss Hardy, John."
Joha cast a quick glance at the
You. certainly deserve 'l^e^?j^?i
_ood friend/' Mr. Remington," she
3?aH.' i'T haye a very strong impres
sion that men do not like to- take
women to ball games-they arequito
sure to say such silly things. I'll try
hard to remember this, and you ru ist
be very patient with me."
John "aughed. There was some
thing really delightful, about the
childlike simplicity cf the big girl.
:. "I'll promise to behave the very
iest I know bow-at a ball game," he
said. "That's the place, you know.
where a man's real nature comes ou t
?-where the barbarian ia him rises
to the top. But I'll do my best to re
The girl from the TVest looked at
"You never said ^word about this
barbarian uprising, Mary dear," she
"Run along." laughed Mary. "All
the good seats will be gone if you
- Jt wasn't a long walk to the game
and if it hadn't been for the game
John would have wished it longer.
The girl from the West talked in a
lively and pleasing fashion of her
Impressions of the Ea3t and John for
the most part listened. There was
one thing certain, he told himself,
there was nothing about the appear
ance of this Western maiden that
need cause him any uneasiness
? quite the contrary, ia fact.
It W83 evident that other people
. expected the game would be a hum
mer. When John and the girl en
tered the grand stand a majority of
the seats* were taken, but Joan's
quick eye detected two unoccupied
i places in tbs front row.
"If you are not afraid of chance
fouls," he said, "we will sit here/'
And then he remembered that it was
quite likely the girl knew no more
about fouls than she did about San
"Do you .think I ought to be
afraid?" she mildly asked.
He assured her that the danger
was slight, and a-fter they were seated
I he looked around in the hope that he
was out of earshot of his friends. To
jj his relief he failed to discover any
personal acquaintance iu his imme
Here, he thought, was an admir
able opportunity to give the girl a few
instructions in the art of playing
Her big black eyes were taking in
t the field, the stands, the coming
. crowd, the big scoreboard-and" she
nodded in admiration.
"It's a beautiful scene," she sat'!.
And then ce gently called her at
tention to the details of the game
and the rule?.
He did this ia a painstaking man
rer, making it as clear as possible
!j and speaking in a guarded volco.
She listened attentively.
"You are very good and patient,'
; she said, "and I will try hard to re
m the West. J
the Game and Had ju
e or Two.
eland PCaln Doalcr.
member all you have told me. And
if I don't remember I will do my best
to keep still."
"Nc, no," he said, "you must ask
all the questions you care to ask. I
don't want to spoil your enjoyment,
and it would be spoiled if things hap
pened that you couldn't understand."
John felt that he was very mag
nanimous in thisi, his magnanimity
being considerably strengthened by
the fact that the people about him
"Very well," said the girl. "And
if I ask anything too dreadful you
must give me a barbarian look and
scare me back into silence."
The out-of-town team came on the
field and went through its practice,
and John pointed out the players and
explained their special lines of skill,
and the girl gave him close atten
"I have seen the names of these
men in the papers," she f,aid, "and
it's certainly a pleasure tc have them
pointed out. I want to tell you, Mr.
Remington, that I an enjoying all
this more than I can say. There is a
charm about the sc^ne, a hypnotic at
traction. I don't wonder that men
are drawn here-and under the cir
cumstances it is very good of them
to let the ladies come too."
As long as she talked like this
John was contented. He was afraid
of wha. might happen after the play
Then the gong sounded and the
home team had its practice, and
again John pointed cut the players
and the girl listened closely.
"Do you know the tall young man
who is just opposite us?" she asked.
John looked at the player and then
stared at his score card.
'.'That must be the young Western
pitcher who has just joined the club
and who gets his first chance in a big
game to-day. His name is Garth and
he is what is called a phenomenon
that is a player who has done won
"I hope he will do wonderful things
to-day," said the girl.
"That's scarcely to be hoped,"
laughed John. "He will be up against
the heaviest hitting team in the
league, and the chances are that he
will lose his nerve long before the
game is over."
"That would be too bad," said the
girl. "Ho looks so young and hope
"According to the papers," John
went os, "he should be good for
: about sk innings. Tn the sevpnth !
- "Do you know," she said, "and of
course .it's presumpticus, but I think
the young man will stay."
John laughed at this exhibition of
"There's very little sentiment about
baseball," he said. ' If the boy can
fool those big batters he's good
1 enough for the fastest company, but
j the big batters will make no allqw
' ance for his youth ar_d inexperience,
j They will slam the ball as hard and
far as they know how."
"Poor boy," said the girl.
And then the game commenced.
"You are quite sure you know
j about the men and their positions,"
said John, by the way of warning,
j "I think so." She suddenly
laughed. "I know which the umpire
I John looked around, but nobody
seemed to have heard: her.
"You don't mind," said the girl
i with a quick look at him, "if I de
I vote myself closely to the game and
ask very few questions?"
John said he didn't mind and a
sudden lock of relief overspread his
It was a good game, a very good
game. If there was anything that it
lacked it was batting. The home
team appeared powerless against the
seasoned pitcher who had so often
? held them at his mercy.
.And the tall young man whose
hour of ordeal was at. hand acquitted
himself manfully. Try as they would
the big hitters failed to solve the
mysteries of his delivery.
"If he will only last," muttered
John Remington, and the words were
fervently echoed by thousands of
"Our young man ls doing pretty
well, isn't he?" the girl presently
"Wonderfully well," John an
swered. "But can he last?"
"He must," said the girl. And
somehow, in the excitement, John
failed to notice the emphasis of the
remark, nor its confident ring.
Neither team had scored when the
seventh inning opened. The young
pitcher faced the heavy hitter at the
head of the enemy's batting list. The
batter met the first ball pitched and
drove it over the second baseman's
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Middletown, N. J.
head. Then the visitor's coach woke
up. His glib tongue began a wild
tirade that was calculated to rattle
the nerve of a stoic. The youngster
in the pitcher's box could not steel
his ears against those shrill gibes
and jeers. The first ball he pitched
w^nt wide, and but for a superhuman
effort on the part of the catcher would
John Remington looked at the girl.
She was leaning forward, her lips
parted, her eyes shining. As the
catcher stopped the wild pitch she
gave a sudden gasp.
The batter swung hard at the sec
ond ball and drove it far over the
centre field. . But the fielder waa
awake and pulled it down after a
There was no denying the fact that
the youngster was weakening, and
the bellowing .coach danced around
in an ecstasy of delight.
The third batter had only to wait
and walk. The fourth batter struck
once imprudently, and then waited
and the bases were full with one out
and the hardest hitter in the team at
The young pitcher looked about
him. His glance rested a moment on
the bench. The signal he may have
expected did not come.
The ball went high. A groan arose
from the crowd, and the opposing
coach wow-wowed like a wild man.
The pitcher had run forward to
prevent a possible steal. As he took
the ball from the catcher a clear voice
thrilled his ears.
The girl, the girl from the West,
was calling to him. He looked around
with a quick start.
"Steady. Teddy, steady, steady!"
The youngster suddenly smiled.
"Steady, Teddy, steady, steady!"
Those who were nearest caught the
words, and, quick to respond, chanted
them with the girl. The chant spread
and swelled, louder, louder. It grew
to a roar.
The irritating shriek of the coach
was drowned in that rhythmical shout
"Steady, Teddy, steady, steady!"
The boy was smiling as he faced
the batter. He waved his hand to the
Then he retired the batter with
three consecutive balls.
And the third man went out on a
pop fly that the catcher secured.
The tension was slackened; the boy
had found his nerve again.
I As the fly dropped to tho catcher
! the chant stopped and a wild roar
j arose-a tribute to the triumphant
He pulled off his cap in a shame
faced way as he passed to the bench
j -whereat they roared again. The
boy's pace slackened and his keeu
! eyes searched the lower row of seats.
Suddenly his face lighted and he
pulled off his cap once more.
John Remington stared at the girl.
For just a moment he was dismayed
and hurt by the prominence she had
given herself. And then the nr??-~ ?
[ wmcn. look eleven innings and a
i home run by the second baseman of
the home team to finish.
It was a wildly delighted crowd
that swarmed from the grounds, and
j the fame of the new pitcher was se
"Will you wait a moment or two?"
said the girl. "I know I've misbe
haved, and I'm very sorry for it."
John suddenly laughed.
"I know that you have sent 7000
people away from here happy," ho
said. "Kow can I upbraid you?" Ile
looked at her sharply. "You knoAY
this young pitcher?"
"Yes. We arc from the same col
lege. I came to thc game to see him
John's face flushed a little,
"And you let me think you knew
notl.ing about baseball."
"You seemed to take it for granted.
? will admit that I have played the
game. That sound funny, doesn't it?
But we girls had what we considered
a very fair team - for the woolly
West. Of course we all knew about
Teddy Garth and his weak spots. We
made that chant to put heart, and life
in him at critical moments-and it
A young mau was stretching up bis
hand to the girl.
"You did it, Anna," he cried. "It
came at the exact psychological mo
ment. The old chant stunned me at
first-then I laughed and the danger
The girl touched John Remington's
"Mr. Remington," she said. "I
want you to meet that promising
young pitcher, Teddy Garth. In ad
dition to his other good qualities he
has the advantage of being my cou
Pitcher Garth ?hook his head at
"Tell them all about il; when you
write home," he said. "Good-bye."
As the girl and John passed up the
street she suddenly smiled.
"Am I forgiven?" she asked.
"On one condition," he answered.
"You must give me further opportu
nities to instruct you in something
which you already understand very
much better than I do."
And the girl from the West laughed.
The incubator was invented by the
i ancient Egyptians,
a Fine Art? I
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i automobile. It is sure, safe ?
n item in the morning papers n
g the killing and the escape of J*
no further mention and the ?J
an to shoot or stab; vulgar g
mus a day for nine days in the 5
every city exit, wiring all the o
cents and frequently catching .
New York City.-The blouse waist
which includes a chemisette is a pret
ty one and will be much-wp~rn this
season. Here is a model that can bo
utilized both for the gown and for
the separate blouse, and which allows
a choice of the new fancy sleeves and
of plain ones. In the illustration lt is
made of crepe de Ghine with trim
ming of banding, and is combined
with tucked messaline. It will be
found charming for cashmere, how
ever, and also for the silks that prom
ise to be so extensive'y worn, while
for the chemslette, the deep cuffs and
the trimming of the sleeves any con
trasting amterial is appropriate. If an
elaborate blouse is to be made, all
over lace or jetted net would be ap
propriate, for the simpler one tucked
silk is always pretty.
The blouse Is made over a fitted
lining, and consists of fronts, backs
and chemisette portions. The fronts
and backs are tucked becomingly and
the waist is closed Invisibly at the
back. When the fancy sleeves are
used they are arranged over linings.
The plain ones can be finished in any
way that may suit the fancy.
The quantity of material required
for the medium size i3 three yards
twenty-one or twenty-four, two and
three-eighth yards thirty-two or one
and five-eighth yards forty-four
inches wide, with one and five-eighth
yards of tucked silk and five and one
half yards'of bantling.
Sailor Blouse Hint.
For a sailor blouse lt is pretty to
Introduce a little bit of gold. Those
which show the embroidery on one
arm, band on the other, and work on
the shield and stars on the collar of
pale blue are very attractive. Yellow
or white always makes a pretty sailor
ault. Pink is not, as a rule, so
effective, and green or violet is never
used. For a young girl nothing is
prettier than these sailor suits.
New Dinner Gowns.
Jeweled girdles, suggesting medi
eval modes, are in evidence. They
are six inches wide, made of cloth of
silver or gold. They start over the
bust and are carried above the waist
line. Cabochon and colored stones
of all sort are attached. If care he
shown in selecting the colors, these
girdles are very effective on white and
Elastic girdles seem to have taken
a firm stand in fashion, and they are
a rather becoming adjunct to any cos
tume. Formerly they were made in
only a few colors, r.nd wore much
beaded, but thia year they are called
chiffon elastic, to suit the dcelres of
fashion, and are finished with really
very handsome buckles.
Butterfly Bow on Hat.
One of the artistic oddities in mil
linery-and an oddity that is pretty
should be chronicled-is the butterfly
bow perched in front, at top of crown.
These are made of ribbon, of jet, of
rainbow gauze and of jct. They are
used on a hat that is plainly trimmed
with a wrapped scarfband.
Silk and Lisle Hose.
New silk stockings havo heels and
toes of lisle thread.
. Silver jewelry is the craze on tho
other side of the water,
Hats persist in their biggest shapes,
and most of the new models turn rak
ishly at one side.
The advices as to hats are that they
will be very large, with trimmings of
huge aigrettes and enormous flowers.
Long Gloves Again.
. Gloves, long and of silk, with fancy
embroidered designs on the upper
part, are very smart. They are un
usually long this season and match
not the dress, but the stockings, hand
bang, hat and veil.
T e is no doubt that plush will
*r to a certain but not very con
gabie extent in the new costumes,
ae new plushes, being especially fine
and flexible, will be used chiefly to
trim cloth costumes and coats.
On some of the handsomest and
finest lingerie gowns appear raised
embroidery that is bold and effective
against a background blurred by in
finite detail. The raised embroidery
throws up the finer laces with special
Seven Gored Walking Skirt.
The skirt that is plain at its upper
portion and laid in pleats at the lower
is the very latest to have appeared.
This one is smart in the extreme, pro
vides fulness enough for grace in
walking, yet is narrow and straight in
effect, as the pleats arc designed to
he pressed flat. In the illustration it
is made of the hop sacking that will
be so much worn during the coming
season, but it is appropriate for all
skirting materials, those of the pres
ent as well as those of the future, and
It will also be found a most satisfac
tory model for the entire gown and
for the coat suit. The lines are all
desirable ones and the skirt can be
relied upon to be smart and satisfac
tory in every way.
The skirt is cut in seven gores.
There is an extension at the back
edge of each gore below the scallops,
and these extensions form the pleats.
The scallops are designed to bo un
der-faced or finished in any way that
may be preferred and afford excellent
opportunity for the use of the fash
lonable buttons. The fulness at the
back is laid in inverted pleats.
The quantity of material required
for the medium size is six and one
half yards twenty-seven, four and
three-quarter yards fifty-two inches
wide; width of skirt at lower edge
four and one-half yards.
For slim-throated wearers some
novel neckpieces show little hows ar
rang? at thc top of the stock.
The Old Manor Hall, Yonkers.
The old Manor Hall is the pride of tho city of Yonkers. The front part
was built in K?S2 by Frederick Philipse, the first Lord of the Manor of
Philipsburg. I: was completed by the addition of the back part in 1745.
The building remained in the possession of the Philipse family until 1779,
when because of the toryism of the Frederick Philipse of that day-the
third Lord of the Manor-it was confiscated by an act of the Legislature of
New York. It was used by private famille? until 1868. Since 1872 it has
been the City Hall of Yonkers. The old structure has had the best of care
and is a perfect specimen of Colonial architecture.
New Pire Escape.
Possibly the Iowa woman who was
one of the joint inventors of the fire
escape shown in the illustration once
tried to slide down the old-fashioned
and primitive rope escape and real
ized the crying need for an improve
ment. However that may be, she and
her co-inventor have devised an ap
paratus which is very simple and
j equally effective. This consists of a
drum, which resembles a huge spool,
and which is suspended from the win
dow lodge, having a long straight
edge for engagement with the Avail.
Around this druin one whole turn of
a cable rs taken, one end of the cable
-the end near the window-having
a seat attached. When the fire breaks
out the person in the room climbs out
other end of the cable, lowers him
self or herself gently to the gr .ad.
The turn of the cable over the drum
prevents .the rope from slipping and
letting the seat down except as the
slack is paid out.-Washington Star,
For the Kitchen.
A tiny box cabinet, supported
against the wall by brackets, as
There are three drawers. The
largest one is for the housewife's
tools-hammer, screw driver, small
saw and tack puller, and numerous
other small tools, which a housewife
may require, also an assortment of
nails, screws, tacks, etc. One small
drawer is for twine, thread and rolls
of linen and other emergency sup
The third drawer I use for grocery
hills, also for small change, which I
need when small articles are brought
to the door for which I must pay cash.
Above the cabinet hangs pad and pen
cil for memoranda, and a pair of
shears for clipping strings of parcels.
Any housekeeper can realize the con
venience of an article of this sort.-?
Miss L. E. Hennessey, in Epitomist.
In order to construct the Manches
ter ship canal over 51,000,000 cubis
ards had to be excavated.
TANT IN RUSSSA.
AN ATTACK BY BRIGANDS ON A MONASTERY.
A Russian correspondent writes: "The recent attack by brigands on
the Monastery of Luganski, in the Ekaterinoslav district, was an exciting
affair, though the Russian press gave few details beyond stating, without a
word of comment, that among the dead bandits were a rural policeman and
a Cossack in uniform! Attracted by the great treasure and valuable ikons
possessed by the monks, the brigands in the dead of night made an organ
ized attack on thc monastery, which has a very solitary position. The aged
monks, who have a plentiful supply of arms, made a stout resistance, boldly
sallying out and engaging the enemy at close quarters. A veritable battle,
lasting a good hour, took place, and finally the Church triumphed."-The
Scientific sledding promises to be
a fashionable pastime: in this country
in the near futuro, just as it is in
every year. These events attract
great attention, and the entrants are
not children, but men and women who
have given the sport a great deal of
attention, practicing and training for
weeks in advance. This has given
an impetus to tho sled business, and
several new forms have been recently
introduced. One of the novelties is
a folding sled, which can be readily
carried under the arm when it is de
sired to take it from one point to
auothcr. The method of construction
is clearly shown ia the cut, which pre
sents a bottom view of the sled, with
the runners folded back on tho'under
side of the seat board. The runners
are made of steel rods, which are
clamped to the wooden top in a man
ner that permits them to be easily
folded. When in upright position
the legs are held by adjustable braces.
A notable feature of the design used
in this construction is the clear open
ing between the runners, which oifers
no obstruction to the snow.
j some of the cou ut l ies of ISurope,
V.where national contests aro held
Hindoos are displacing the Jap
anese iu some California orchards.