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H Colored Brethren Stirred Up Over Question of Hell
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W8HINGTON. Tho eolorcd broth-
rcn nnd sisters In tho District of
H Columbia nnd tho city of Washington
H aru stirred up to a boiling point over
H llio question of hell. Tho pastors of
tho various and sundry colored
churches held a meeting tho other day
B and In solemn conclnvo decided that
H there must bo somothlng "dlddlng"
M hnmrdlntely to offset tho effect of tho
M recent action of tho International HI-
M slo Students' association In going on
M record ns believing I hero was no burn-
H Ing hell.
If you take the fireworks out of hell
iccordlng to some of tho colored dls-
H pensors or "do gospll" In this city, you
B: rob them of a great lever and n club
M fiver their uncertain congregations.
B A regular honcst-to-goodncss burn-
B lug lake of brimstone and molten lead
H Is tho old fashioned kind of hell thnt
M hns dono jeoinnn aervlco In mnklng
M roung negroes seo tho error of their
m ii o)s In the pnBt and hns helped might-
H ilv the limited donations to foreign
1 pilmlons nnd tho colored pastors hero
M beg to enter a protest against Is nbol-
M Others mny discard tho old tltno hon'
ored hell, but as for tho nforcsald pas
tors they proposo to hold right on to
It. They rcafllrm their undivided be
lief In tho hell of tho fathers; tho
samo old hell thnt they havo taught
their flocks of, nnd thnt Is so hot,
that If n colored brother gets In ten
thousand miles of It ho will smell
llko a wot dog on n hot stove.
Somo of tho younger members of
tho various congregations wcro In
clined to hnrken unto tho superior
Judgment of tho Hlblo Studonts' asso
ciation, and were n llttlo Inclined to
turn a willing enr to tho cooling nows.
So gratifying was tho Intelligence to
them that they were getting real
cheerful, and thoro wns somo talk of
holding n regular Jollification over tho
event. In which everybody would bo In
vited to 'cut looso and havo a good
tlmo" nnd when doubtless many re
spectablo persons would havo got nil
"lit up" in honor of tho occasion.
Tho pastors held their meeting, how
ever, nnd decided to put a crimp In
all this wild Joy. On tho following
Sunday, therefore, nt tho sundry
churches nil over tho city, tho colored
brother who has been congratulating
himself that ho could, when ho got
ready, lay dcpredntlng hands upon any
unprotected chicken roost without fear
of having nt somo vnguo tlmo In tho
futuro to wrap IiIb system around n
fow gnllons of molten lavn while
splashing around In a Inko of burning
brlmstono, got a rudo Jar thnt,upsct
H Perspiring Statesmen Labor At the Capitol.
DID you ever nttend a Decoration
dny celebration and eo tho lo-
M cal politicians rise up on tho platform
M And deliver themselves of long nnd
H' - fervid oratory? Did you over notlco
M thnt (hoy aro always dressed In tho
M dignified nnd sobor I'rlnco Albert
M coat? No matter how hot tho day
B nono of tlinn would ever think of rto-
M lug to speak uulcBft they wcro attired
M In this, emblem of Amorlcnn states-
B Alter the locnl dignitaries had
M their say nnd tho chnlrman roso to
J. Introduco tho most Important of them
B nil, the representative in congress
B from tho district or ono of tho United
& States Fcnntors, woro ou not lm-
K pressed by his distinguished nppcar-
r, nroT Could juJmnK't" hlm.colns-
"" j bout In fhlrt sloflvos, with vcBt un-
B buttoned and a hnndkorchlof tied
B About his neck? Not A thousand
H times No! You could not. Hut thoy
M It's warm In Washington In tho
B summertime Some pcoplo sny It's
B hot nnd somo mora pcoplo say somo
M other things about it.
B One dny tbo pnporB print nn Inter-
H vluw with somo ono of tb lenders
B tb at congress will adjourn early In
August. Tho story nrouscs hopo In
tunny hearts. A fow days after they
print another Interview with somo
other man Just na promlnont who
snys that thero will bo no adjourn
ment until tho middle of Scptcmbor.
So It goes. Menu while It Is hard to
get together a quorum of tho faithful
to ttatiBnct business. Tho other dny
when an Importnnt bill was up licforo
ptUo-htmBtr-rtrto wora 'Trof'GnoflKlf
momborB prosent nnd tho sorgennt at
arms wob Instructed, to go out nnd nr
rest any members that bo could find
and bring them In. They wcro
rounded up from their offices nnd
from tho long coot corridors and
cloak-rooms of the capltol whero
thoy wcro basking In tho breezes
from electric fans or in tho solltudo
of their offices whoro thoy had dis
carded their coats and wero endeav
oring to keep cool.
H Proved That His Baby Was Finest in the World.
A BABY boy arrived at tbo real-
denco of Thomas Fronosack a
fl few days ago. Ho Is a very remark-
M able youngster. Any ono who has
fl anything to Bay to tho contrary docs
M to at his own porll. Fronosack has
fl promised to "lick" the man who dares
U to tell him to his faco that that boy
B Isn't tho finest baby in tho world.
H And FroneBack mnkcB good, too.
H Tho other afternoon Froncsnck and
H Ills brother-in-law, Felix Wosnnck,
H wero sitting together on tho Frone-
H sack porch, Fronosack wns discus-
H sing tho baby. Ho haB dono nothing
H else but dlBcuss that Infant slnco ho
H put In his appenrauco.
H "Did you see tho smart way ho
H doubled up his llttlo lists this morn-
H Ing?" snld Ironosnck to Wosnnck.
H "My, that boy Is going to tinvo strong
H At this moment a casual acquaint-
H nnca of Froncsnck'a passed at tho
H "llrnr ou got a now baby, Mr.
H Proneanck." said ho.
H "You bet.1 responded Froncsnck;
1 "the dnc.i llttlo bnby boy In the
H Th '3 visitor was conducted Into tho '
houso and tho Fronosack baby was
proudly exhibited. lio did not scorn
"He's n, nlco enough bnby," said tho
visitor, "but ho's Just llko all kids."
"What's thnt?" domnnded Frouo
acj, "you como Into my houso nnd
tell mo to my face that this la Just
an ordinary bnby. I can lick tho man
who saya that."
"Woll, I said what I said," retorted
tho visitor, "and I ain't taking it back.
Thnt bnby of ours has got your baby
skinned to "
Dang! Also blng, biff, nnd bam!
Fronosack wnded Into tho strnugcr.
Tho poltco en mo finally. They locked
Fronoonck and Wosnnck up m tho po
lice Btntlon. Tho vUltor wont to tha
hospital, Ho wns unnblo to gtvo his
iinmo nnd address thoro. Ho wasn't
'ablo to talk.
H Practical Joke Causes Break Between Senators
H tif HE late Senator Coke of Texas
1 and Private John Alton of Mis-
H slsslppl were warm personal friends
H and for years dlnod at tho samo tablo
H nt tho old Metropolitan hotel," said
H Col. Charles A. Edwards, tho noted
H correspondent, tho other day.
K "The propensity of Private John to
H work off a Joke evon on ns dignified a
H itntesman as was Richard Coke came
H very near creating a permanent break
H In their amicable relations. I may say
H bore that tho Texan was an Intense
H southerner, naturally of an Irascible
H "Well, to get back to my story as to
H fbo trick played him by the gentleman
H ; trom Tupelo. It all came about through
tho action of John Allen In allowing
his beard to grow out during a vaca
tion of congress. Throughout tho scs
bIoii ho had gono clean-shaved, bo that
on his renppearnnoo the following
winter with a full beard not even tho
negro bellboys at his hotel know him,
and he had to Introduco hlmielf to
"Tho only other person to whom the
Jocose legislator disclosed himself wac
Sonator Horry of Arkansas, nnd tlw
latter, at Allen's request, took him In
to tho presence of Coke nnd Intro
duced tho humorist ns Mr. Ilccman, a
newly eloctod member f'om Missis
sippi. "'Vory glad, Mr. lleeman, to meet
you,' said Senntor Coke, rising and ex
tending his hand with great sauvlty,
Shaking tho proffered hand, tho Im
postor drawled out: Tory glad also
to meet you, senator. Senator Coke
of Massachusetts, I bellevo?'
"'No, sir; not from Massachusetts
by a d sight,' answered tho hot
tempered Texan, taorting."
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Jack Barry. Shortstop of Champion Athletics.
America's two national games, baso
ball nnd draw pokor, aro n lot allko
In a lot of ways, as might bo expect
ed. Thero Is much bluffing and much
laying ono thing and meaning anoth
er In both of them.
A smart playor la likely to pull
anything at any tlmo, and much of
this flno stuff Is wasted on tho fans.
A remark mny chnngo tho wholo
trend of tho gnmo.
Jack Darry pulled such a remark
for tho Athletics last year. It was
tho ninth Inning of an Important
gnmo, and tho scoro was 2 to 1 In fa
vor of tho Mackmcn. A fast runner
reached first, and na tho caso was
dospcrato ho lit out for second. Tho
throw to Darry was wretched, nnd as
tho runner Blld Into second tho ball
sped over Harry's head. If tho run
ner found out that tho ball was roll
ing to tho outfield, which ho had not,
bocauso of his slide, bo could scram
bio to his feet and maka third. So
Barry turned calmly to tho umplro
and cnld, unconcernedly: "I'dav' had
-hlni,Dlll,- If I'd hold the ballp
Tho runner Judged from tho off
hand uttoranco thnt tho ball was right
at Harry's feet. Hoforo the coachcrs
could wnko him up to tho real situ
ation, tho ball had boon regained by
tho contor Holder. Tho noxt batter
hit -a long fly, on which tho runner
could havo scored If ho had reached
third. Tho noxt ono filed out, and tho
game wns over, nnrry, by saying
ono thing and meaning another, bad
stalled off a tlo.
Kid Elberfeld was ovor a quick
thlnkor and n great strategist. Onco
last year, whllo ho was with Wash
ington, tho Senntor pitcher was hurt
making tho third out In nn early In
ning. Tho Washington club was In
tho lead. It was n cinch If thero was
tlmo to get a pitcher rady. McAlocr
sent out a mnn to wufm up, but his
chances looked bad, for tho first
Washington batter hit tho ball and
was out, whllo tho second foulef out
on tbo third ball pitched. Elbcrfold
MADE DECISION UNDER FIRE
Umpire John Hayes of Virginia
Leajjue Compelled to Make Ruling
Displeasing to Fans.
Umplro John It. Hayes of tho Vir
ginia lenguo tells of n decision ho
onco bad to niako thnt mndo him wish
pomp other Indlcntor holder wns on
tho Job. Ho doosn't say what town
It was In for certnln reasons, but
doubtless tho fans who took a II vo in
terest in It will recall tho circum
stances. Hayos to'.Is it as follows:
"Tho homo team camo to bat In the
last halt of tho ninth with the scoro
2 to 0 ngalnst them, nnd It had boon
a hard-fought gamo, with two down
It filled tho bases and tbo next hitter
came up and hit tho ball agnlnBt the
center Oold fence for wbnt would ordi
narily hnvo bocn n homo run that
would havo won tho gnmo right thoro.
Howevtr. In hitting tho ball ho ran
out of tho battor's box to meet It be
foro tho curvo broko. As soon as ho
hit tho ball I callod him out and tho
homo team loot tho game, 2 to 0.
Well, thero was somo excitement,
and tho thirds tho crowd callod mo
can't bo prl ted. In fact. I still hate
to even visit that town, for tho deci
sion Is still fresh In tho minds of tho
Army Officer Is Ambitious.
Oeorgo Beavers, a llcutonnnt In tho
United States nrmy, has applied to
Wolvorton for a try-out with tho
Yanks. Beavers was at ono tlmo a
liar diamond and gridiron atbleto nt
West Point, and slnco that has been
tubdulng belligerent natives In tho
Burkett Still Hard Hitter.
Nearly a qunrtor of a century ago
res bo Burkett was ono of tho leading
batters of tho National lcaguo, nnd to
tay the same Jess Is the leading
iwatBinlth on hl Worceetcr team.
was nt bat next. It was up to htm
to prolong tho gamo.
"For heaven's sake, tnko ns much
tlmo ns you can," snld McAleor. El
berfeld nodded and walked to tho
plato. Ho fouled tho first ball pitched,
then ho waited out two balls, then he
fouled off another, then ho waited for
another ball. Then, by actual count,
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this killed tlmo, nnd before they final
ly managed to got him out, tho rcllel
pitcher bad warmed up and wns able
to hold tho opposition safo and cinch
tho gamo. Elberfeld's quick thinking
and nccurato stick work had saved
Walter Johnson Is tho first curvoi
In olthor loaguo to etrlko out 200 mon
Thoy say all Jerry Downs does 1b to
stand at tho plato and look rod-head-od.
It's n snap.
Dot Howard, who is now a mombor
of tho Frisco team, is bolng groomod
for tho manngomont.
Ilnl Chaso hns rcgalnod his old-time
form and is playing real ball for tho
Now York Highlanders.
Prosldont Ebbots ot the Dodgers
has announced that ho would keep
Dill Dahlen for another year.
Tho Ttcd Sox have four star catch
ers. With Corrlgoft, Cady, Nunamaker
and Thomas tho team Is well equipped.
If tho votoran Danny Shay can got
a chanco to play In Portland, Oro., ho
will havo made tho round ot tho
Charllo Dooln is not troublod with
a lack of pitchers at present, but his
troublo Is to chooso the right ono
from among tho many good onos.
St. Loooy players call Ilogor Dros
nahan a martlnot. When Ilogor read
of this chargo In tho paper ho quickly
ropllod that tbo players woro wrong,
as ho la an Irishman.
As tho Highlanders, wanted Walsh,
Lord, Hodle, tho new park and
Comlskoy's deposit vault koy In ex
chango, tho Whlto Sox stopped nego
tiating for Hal Chaso.
Mllwaukoo fans aro pleased over
tho rotontlon of Hughlo Duffy for an
othor soason. Tho Hrowers aro show
ing hotter this summer than they
have for many soasons.
It was Ira Thomas of tho Athlotlca
who discovered how to provont Ty
Cobb stealing. Just hnvo tho Dixie
dnro-dovll on first with tho bases full
nud any catcher has htm at his morrr.
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By IRWIN M. HOWE, Official Statistician of tha American Leaoe I
CALLAHAN OUTWITS FAMOUS PITCHER I
JAMES JOSEPH CALLAHAN, thcsplan, leader of tralnod athletes and I
star ball player, Is not a satellite. Ho Is a luminary of tho first mag- I
nltudo among tho remarkable figures of tho national pastime. Tin
former Fltchburg plumber apprentice has played every position on I
tho diamond In tho major leagues. He was a star player In 1894,
tho mlddlo ages of organized baseball, thrilled vast throngs with his pennant
winning plays as long ago as 1901 nnd still remains ono of tho brainiest I
leaders and speediest players In tho gamo. Tho greatest pennnnt play ol I
Callnhnn's enreer up to 1912 singular-
Jly enough helped bring Chnrlca A.
Comlskey his second pennant In tho
How Callahan's pinch hit In n cru
cial series at tho closo of tho 1901
N. championship went scorching Its way
to tho outfield, driving tho 'InrRCBl
5 crowd of tho Benson In tho American
; I lenguo Into tho wildest delirium of ox- N
'4 M cltcmcnt, how Callahan outwitted Cj
I Young, tho "grand old mnn of the
slab" and hnllled Parent nnd FerrK
gajs twin fielding wondors of Hoston, forms
i w -- wTr nn Interesting chapter In early Amer-
Amirs' I- I 'cnn league history.
y2&r lL M Boston's Hud Kox wcro rials of tin
ji&WZ jll X. cll,ca8o Whlto Sox for tho Hag In that
Vf ffitfft3lBix searon So spirited was tho competl-
' "-jly VkV v 'on "'"I B0 c'080 wns 'h race, that n
f$lt- mUrlr v slnglo scries between these clubs do-
II ' JitfJu9AWp vV c'Je(l tllc championship struggle Cal-
f dLTtffW?'' lnhan,s BTenl l,,fty enmo In that Berles.
VtgWA '' A record crowd Jammed every nook
I iiA$iy X. nnd comer of Coinlsltey's old park nnd
l lBFl T 0CCU1,C(I t,l fle'1' l,ozons dccl' for tne
Vj lv opening gnmo In Chicago September
Vi M r"? II 8' 'loy Intt!rson' pitching for tho
H V,,' Jl homo tenm. was opposed by Cy Young
Va rik nnd both clubs wero keyed up for a
XSJhBBn F yy battlo to the bitter finish.
8asf5 T F' ' Af,or c,Bl,t InrilrtRB of heart-break-
WT'-r l"K auspenso for tho homo fans In
gjtKffL9ffMSSEBi wlllcn Comlskcy'o players Wcro nblo
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1 1 BCHssWHEBWfcydltiSll mnstorly pitching, with Boston lead-
' Ing .1 to 2, victory for tho visitors
Jimmy Callahan. 80cme'1 r,nln' w,,t,!.1,ho w,eak' 1,U
tors of tho home bnttlng order com
ing up, but Jimmy Callahan, tho heaviest batter of tho-Chicago club, wns
sitting on tho bench nnd Clark Griffith, the "Old Fox," was manager of the R
Whlto Sox. S
When Burke drove tho ball through Collins, at third and Billy Sullivan.
trying to sacrifice, had forced tho wh1tell6SlBUurlgtuu UJH gleaBtsVllk-' mtm '
up and throw by Duck Freeman, whon pennant hopes wero fading nnd tho W
gathering shadows enst n gloom over tho assembled rooters, a chcor rent I
tho nlr when the announcer camo forth and shouted: "Callahan bats lor ft
A deathlike stillness was broken by a wnvo of applauso that grow into I
a remarkablo demonstration when Callahan drovo tho ball to right, and I
Freomnn and Ferris rushed llko mad to Intercept tho darting sphere. On I
sped tho bnll to the outsold, Callahan rested at first and Billy Sullivan can- I
torcd to third.
Cy Young wbb peeved through nnd through. He began to nrguo with
Ferris, and Paront Joined tho confab near the middle of the diamond. Bos
ton's Infield was arguing and Callahan was thinking. If he could steal sec
ond, tho sprint might win tho gnmo. That line of reasoning was convincing
nnd tho Whlto Sox pltchor nnd pinch hitter decided to take a desperate
chanco. Cy Young gavo a menacing gesture, and, with ball In hand, slightly
turned his back, and on tho Instant Callahan was off on his mad dash for
Young, Parent and Ferris were astounded whon thoy saw Callahan
coming down at top spoed. Parent rushed to cover second. Ho was too
late. Tho Boston Infield had been caught napping. Callahan rested safely
at second and when Dummy Hoy's hit blazed along tho third base foul line
a few seconda later and It was aeen that Callahan's sprint had won the
gnmo, the crowd arose to n porson and shouted ltsolf hoarso. Brains and
spoed had holpcd save a league pennant for Comlskey and Chicago.
By IRWm M. HOWE. Official Statistician of lb American Uagna
JESSE TANNEHILL'S TRIUMPH
HAD not Jesse Tannehlll's batting eye boon uncommonly koeu and that
wonderful left "whip" in Its customary pliable condition on Septem
ber 1C, 1904, good old Clark Griffith might havo realized his dearest
wish that season, and won an American league pennant. The tall
Kcntucklan, however, cast an enchanted spell over tho Clan frort
tlothain and when thoy awoko they found that Jess, with his ash wand and a
llttlo usBlstanco from Crlgor and Fred Parent, had scored three runs and
won a crucial game.
Tho story of tho slx-weeks" duol between the Now York team under tho
leadership of QrlUltb and tbe Champion Bostons Is as Interesting as can bo
found In tho annals of baseball.
As tho fans are awaro, Boston won the championship on the closing day
of tho season. In tho ninth Inning of the first game of the double header
which closed tho season, with two men out, a runner on third and two strikes
on tho batter, Jack Chosbro cut looio his wild pitch which will bo remem
bered when his 14 straight victories havo been forgotten.
This Is another Instanco whero history Is unfair. As stnted In tho be
ginning, but for Tnnnohlll and hlB "big stick." his consummate skill and his
Iron nervo In tho crlslB of 8epterabor IB, It Is probable that tho record would
Blmply show that on tho last day of tho season of '01 tho now and old chain
pIonB split two games, Boston's victory being due to n wild pitch by CheBbro.
TnnnohlU's triumph enmo In the third gamo of a big six gamo aerlei
played In throo days at Boston. New York, with Chosbro pitching, won tho
first game and tied tbo second Jn 12 Innings. This gavo the lead to tho
Highlanders, nnd as thoy tied the fourth gamo and won tbe fifth, It Is easy
to sea how Important Tannehlll's performnnco was.
Griffith sent Al Orth to tho mound to oppoBo the chnmplon southpaw
nnd for four Innings tbo home plato was unsullied by any Boston runner!
In tbolr determination to hold the ndvantngo gained tho day before tho visit
ors scored n run in the first and nnotbor In the third.
In tbo Boston half of the fifth round, Crlgor hit safoly nnd Tnnnohlll Im
mediately scored him with a slashing triple. A minute later Parent sent him
homo with tho tying run. and Orth sought the shade while Grlfllth himself
undortook to stop the nrousod champlonB. Ho held them In cheek until tho
seventh, whon Tnnnohlll enmo up again. Ho singled promptly, went to sen
ond on an out and home on Sclbach's double. This proved to bo Hie
winning run, but tho despornto Now Yorkers and Tunnnhlll Btnged a heart d!- j
easo finish. 7ffi
For Now York In the ninth a solid drive, a handle hit and a slow InfloM
roller filled the bases nfter two raoh were out. A hit would win the Kuniu
and tho cheering crowd grow silent ns they watched to sco what Conroy
would do. Conroy was fan, he wns right handed, he was a good batter and
ho doted on southpaws. For Now York u llttlo hit would almost treblo tbe
narrow margin, and regardless of tho outcome of tbo other games, they could
go homo In tbe lead.
Thero was no hit. Instead, three Btrlkes wcro burned Into Crlger'
glovn, bo fast the leather smoked. The champions wore on top agtln and
thus on tho historic nfternoon three wicks Liter It was noceasary for Orlfth
to win twice. They said Gbesbro pitched It away How ubout FonruVa
thre strikes In tbe ninth, with the bases full? ' J
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