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EXCITlNQ r.XFERIENCE OF COBS,
WULLIN AND DONOVAN
TESTS NERVES Of PLAYERS
Barney Oldfleld Did Not OrTolafe on
Return Trip "Desth Vlly Jim"
Boott'a Hrd Luck Ctory Evan
By HUGH 8. FULLERTON.
George Mullln, Bill Donovan and Ty
Cobb,- feeling rich because, they were
reporters Instead of ball players dur
ing the world's series, decided to buy
a touring cir to take them lo tbe
gams and back In Philadelphia on the
econd day of the srles. They bad
employed a tail cab tha first day, and
fcftd tipped the driver liberally to wait
for them and taka thorn back to the
fcotel after the game. Of course be
failed to bo there and they wanted a
couple of hours getting to the hotel
Tla Philadelphia street cars, which
make people from other cities qi.lt
kicking on their transportation facili
ties They decided not to be caught
the second day, so for 125 they em
ployed a young man who was peddling
a touring ear to take them to the
game, wait and bring tbem hack.
The three Tiger star cllratod. tato
the tonneau and started. The driver
threw on the high speed and the car
leaped down Chestnut street 40 miles
an hour, swung Into Twentieth on
two wheels, scraped a hub against a
post, scratched the side of a trolley
car and shot toward the park. At
the boulevard the auto ran straight at
a street car, swerved Just as the mo
torman reversed bio car and Jumped,
went over the fender, swung onto the
sidewalk aDd cleared a cost fcr hull
At. Clrard avenue the auto Bhot over
the fender of a passing car, bumped
an express wagon, righted Itself and
went on. At that time the driver had
abandoned the wheel and was chang
ing his gear so the car went half-way
onto the sidewalk, lurched back,
craped along the Bide of the street
car, iulsscd a wngou an Inch and plow
ed on up the hill. At Hldge avenue
the auto hit the head of a horse whose
owner had Jerked him back onto his
haunches, Bwerved between two street
cars, bumped a mall wagon squarely
In the middle and tossed It onto the
eldowalk, missed another car by a
hair's breadth and tore on, the only
damage being that the driver's hand
was cut to pieces by flying glass. From
there It was pretty clear sailing, ex
cept that the driver twice took the
sidewalk to pass cars, and once bump
ed a horse out of the way, raced at
80 miles an hour through the crowd
crossing the bridge to the ball park
and pulled up at the entrance.
- Neither Cobb nor Mullln had spoken
a word during the wild ride, but Don
ovan had leaned over a couple of
times to remind the driver that he
was a married man and his family
might miss him. Tho trio "climbed
cut a little bit nervous and much re
lieved. "Say, you loafor, are you drunk or
trying to kill us?" demanded Dono
van. "Pal," remarked Mullln, "if I had
your speed and curves I'd he the great
est pitcher in the world."
They lined up facing the driver, who
calmly removed his goggles and grin
ned. Ho was Harney Oldfleld and had
borrowed the driver's cur and takan
Testing the Players' Nerves.
his place at the wheel to test the
nerves of the players. He tested them
all right. They got another driver to
take them back
"The toughest game of ball I ever
lost," remarked Jim Scott, "Death Val
ley Jlui" the White Sox call blm,
"was up at Ulsbee when I was pitch
ing for the Imperial team In the Des
ert laguo. It was a hot day and I
was going fyje until along In the fifth
inning they had a couple of men on
bases and some one hit a long fly to
the center fielder. He was standing
under the ball ready to catch It, when
a rattlesnake commenced rattling, and
be turned and ran for a club to kli!
It with, liufore he killed the snake
three runs had scored and we were
two behind. We tied them up In
the seventh and In the eighth, with a
man on basis the batter hit a little
bounder right at the short stop. Just
as it was going to bound Into his hand
tho ball hit a horned load and bound
ed crooked and they tied up tho
score. We got another run In tha
ninth, and In their half a man wus on
second, two strikes on the butte-r, and
It looked as If we hud the game Wuu.
I pluheU a uplt ball that cut the plate
In hsilf end the pnMr nfnrj s ft
Instead of catching the Vail the curli
er Jumped ten ft and 1 t out a j-f 12,
for Just ss I itched a big ranUi!a
crawled ever his wrist and onto his
nut, Hq wan so seared be didn't even
chs9 tlie ball so I bad to do It, One
run hfid counted, evening up the score,
and tle butter was running wild. I
rearhad the hall and started to pick
It up, but didn't and the run couut
ed snd bent us out of the game."
"Why didn't you pick up the hall,
Jim?" arked n Infcrouted listener.
"Pick it up?" ho demanded. "I
shruild say not. There waa a cent!
pede crawling up one side of It and
a scorpion perched rlcht on top. I
let that gme go."
Henry O'Day, the umpire, and
Johnny Ever of the Cubs are the
dearest enemies. The pair would feel
lost If they didn't hxve esrh other
to fight, and yet between th player
and the umpire there exists a deep
seated admiration. Somehow they re
call Leevers (Charles not Gam) aong
about the Iriah:
"Fighiin' aich other for the sake of
And hstin' alch other for the lore of
If anyone remarks to Fivers that
O'Day Is a bad umpire he Is likely
to get a bard call, and no one can
tell O'Day Evera la a bad ball player.
When Evers broke his leg at Cin
cinnati lute in the season an acci
dent which wrecked a lot of Chicago's
hope for the world's championship,
O Day was one of the most sorrowful
of the gang.
"It's pretty tough on me," remark
ed Hank that evening, speaking of the
accident to Evers. "I suppose he'll
be In an ambulance out by the club
house ail during the world's series,
and I'll have to stop the game and go
out there End chase the ambulance
off the field."
Steve Evans of the St. Louis Cardi
nals is one of the comedians of the
same, besides being quite a ball play-
Baseball In the Desert
er. When the Cards were going to
pieces during the latter part of last
season and everything was turning
against them, a rabid writer, dis
pleased because the opposing batters
kept hitting balls Just where Steve
couldn't reach them, spoke sarcas
tically of him as belonging to the
"Shady corner club." Meaning that
Steve played far out in order to get
into the shade of the fence and es
cape the broiling sun.
The following day, slor.j In the
middle of the game, Evans appeared
in the outfield with a huge Japanese
umbrella and a camp stool. Unfold
ing the parasol he seated himself on
the stool, lighted a cigarette and tried
to got away with It. The apprecia
tive roar of the crowd warned the um
pire that something was going on,
and ho banished the outfit from the
field and forced Steve to stand In the
broiling sun which Is some broil In
Evans Is Irrepressible. One even
ing In New York during last season
he was invited, with several other
players, to dine at one of the most ex
clusive clubs In the city. The club
is one composed almost entirely of
millionaires, among them some of the
most prominent figures In Wall street
The host was a man of great wealth,
and also a great baseball fan, and
perhaps he thought that the players
would be a trine awed and have a
better realization of his own Impor
tance If they were entertained at the
club, so he took them there.
As the party entered the club the
lounging room was filled with million
aires, some of them in the multi class.
Evans stopped Just Inside the door
way and surveyed the throng; men
whose names will start a panic or
boon a stock, sitting In deep chairs,
most of them In evening clothes. Then
he raised hla voice nnd remarked so
as to be beard all over the room:
"Look at them. Just finished a
day's work, taken off the overalls,
hung up the spade and picks, and are
here wasting their dollar and a half In
riotous living. I suppose they'll sit
here and rush the can until they've
spent their wages. It's a sad sight."
And he passed, mournfully shaking
his bead through the room, leaving a
speechless bunch of autocrats gazing
(Copyright. 191ft, by Jowh B. Btwlw.)
Cheaper by the Hour,
I must say you've got a pretty lot
of cttlzenc to allow themselves to be
charged at tha rate of 6 cents a mile
from here down to the Junction on a
miserable one horse branch road," said
the shoe drummer, bltlncly.
"I'd llko ter call yer attention ter
one fact before you go on usln' any
more euch language, " answered the
ticket ng-nt camly, "and that is tlit
while It may be & cents a utile. It's
oulv 5 cc-uU an hour." Metropolitan
-j. 1 1
That's Why "Easy Boss" Was
Up Against It.
NOT WHAT FIRM REQUIRED
Superintendent Couldn't See Things as
He Saw Them, and In Consequence
Employees Have Lost Their
Fool Friend Lacking
He was a man of sense, but he bad
fed on sentimental literature and
nursed on golden texts and survived
a romance or two until his business
talents were not what they seemed.
In short, he was the seutimental boss
who was up against It,
His help adored him, but as some
things are too good to be true, or too
good to last, the "dear fellow" wasn't
there long to be adored. The superin
tendent said the business was Blldlng
down hill ever since he took charge,
and these were the charges aga.nst
He hasn't the nerve to lay off the
girl with the dreamy eye. Tha girl
having a mother dependent, etc., he
couldn't do it. He would rather cheat
the firm than offend one of these little
ones In the ofllce.
Here are two distinct Incidents that
brought tho sentimental boss Into the
quicksand of disfavor:
He raised the Glhsonlan beauty three
dollars a week because she wert Into
his inkwell. "Mother must have a
sea voyage, the doctor says and I
really don't know how O, dear me,
everything's such a problem!" Her
sweet convincing bints about the diffi
culty of making both ends meet on
$12 a week drifted right to the core
of the soul of the manager.
The daughter of the minister of the
church to w hich he belonged asked for
a chance In his office. There was no
room Just then for Minnie, but he
thought he could make an opening
by and by.
When the first rush came along he
created a new position. When the rush
was over he couldn't abolish It, and
think of Minnie pattering up and down
the pavements and applying to brutes
Minnie enjoyed her snap, plus ten
dollars a week, and one day she inno
cently padded the figures on the pay
roll so you couldn't see how much
extra uin money she took out of the
The sentimental manager was in the
meditative mood ior a week and then
out of his own pocket covered up the
$20 deficit and never said a word to
the minister, who was strong on home
government, and through his own influ
ence got Minnie another position with
another firm where she could not re
peat tha same ofTenee, and then gave
her only one little hint as to being
more honest hereafter.
Noble act of friendship from the
standpoint of the minister foolish act
of a chump who wasn't cut out for
business from tho standpoint of the
And the firm policy of a firm will
prevail against the "lunatic lover and
the poet" combination. That's how
the sentimental boss got weary of
the boss and Is now a successful pi
NOTES OF INTEREST.
England has twenty-eight railway
tunnels a mile or more long.
Amsterdam has three floating dry
docks for repairing ships and is
building a fourth.
An electrical dredge on the Tukon
river has a capacity of 10,000 cubic
yards of earth a day.
It la estimated that every square
mile of the oceans is Inhabited by
120.000.000 living creatures.
The first steel rails eve." rolled In
Australia recently were turned out
by a New South Wales Iron works.
Gray horses are the longest lived;
cream colored ones the most easily
affected by changes In temperature.
Electricity now does practically aU
the work In the kitchen of the United
8lates Military academy at West
Folnt. N. T.
London requires taximeters to bo
connected to the front wheels of taxi
cabs because the sear wheels do the
Tests In Dublin have shown that
the wind will carry disease bacterl
200 feet and as high as CO feet Into
the air, even when there Is a heavy
Comfort for Motorists,
A pneumatic couch hns been Invent
ed for tho comfort and convenience
of motorists who must He. on their
backs beneath cars to make repairs.
Good U for Sesweed.
A French patent covers a process
for bleaching and drtng seawoed so
they may be unci for packing pur-Dcbes.
REVIEW ef. PROGRESS - THAT . IS BEING
A PHILOSOPHICAL MOOD
Grains of Wisdom for the Worker In
Any of the Walks of
It Is a wise man who knows when
to swap horses.
Overanxlety cither to start a busi
ness or to sell t Is apt to Influence
a bad bargain.
Having your understanding In writ
ing Is to save yourself money and
Every person metes out his own
A person Is often astonished to find
bow hard it Is to break little habits.
Spending money Is easy enough
without having a lot of charge ac
counts. God credit Is conducive to
Let your wife know Just how much
she can have each week and you have
a basis for financial harmony.
A too convenient check book tends
Square dealing always earns Its own
Wasting your employer's lime Is a
near relative to petty larceny.
Don't think that you can always
crawl out of difficulty as easily as
you did the last time. The person
who persists in taking chances will
some time find the way of escape
Things are pretty evenly distrib
uted, after all. People generally get
Just about what they deserve. Ap
pearances niny be deceitful. Money
doesn't always bring happiness. Good
health and a slim purse beats riding
with gout in a gasoline buggy. Sacri
fice Is the price of success. The
silver spoon is often corroded with
discontent. S. DeWitt Clough In Chi
The man with a little faith In the
goodnes of people and things doesn't
necessarily have to bo an easy mark,
nor do you have to be a pessimist
to be known as conservative. Try
and keep the scales balanced.
If the health department ordered
open windows In the house for a hour
every day and all night both in win
ter and summer, there might be less
Doctors are coming to prescribe
more cold air in sickness. Why not
have more before we get sick.
Worked by New Method.
A wave power motor that a Call
fornian recently patented utilizes the
horizontal motion of the water in
stead o the vertical, as usually is the
case in such machines.
Bricks That Will Float.
The Inventor of a new form of lin
ing bricks claims they are impervious
to moisture and fo tight they will float
Little Stones for
"Give me a good piece of pie end
I don't care what else I have for
lunch. My mother has been sick,
and I miss her old-fashioned apple
pies." The young workman swung
his tin dinner-pall In his hand as he
talked to his chuiu on their way home
from the factory.
Folly was leaning out of the win
dow and heard the conversation as
the men passed by the house.
Opportunities are all around us,
but most of us are looking so eagerly
for something big that we fall to
see the small things.
Pauline Gr?sham had been wishing
that she had some way to make a lit
tle money, and as she heard tbe con
versation the thought came to her:
"Why couldn't I bake pies and sell
them to the factory hands?"
She lived with her grandfather and
grandmother In a pretty little cot
tage of their own, tliuated iu a grow
ing town. Their circumstances had
been comfortable as long as Mr. Gresh
am was able to work. But now they
had to eeonomUo In order to pay doc
tor's bills out of their tiny Income.
Folly was a bright girl and able to
earn a good salary If she could have
been spared to leave home, but now
her o'ily hope was to employ her
leisure hours in some way that would
bring In a little cash.
A large fuctory vhloh employed ev
erKl hundred workmen had recently
been built a square distant from their
home and Folly saw th&t the mlsht
sell plea for the workmen's lunch.
Giandiaa was a fine took and made
dtlliious plea and bad carefully taught
Tolly the secrets of her art.
After borne consultation Folly pre
pared number of business cards
which wore simply ftp.iares of heavy
whltu paper on which was written:
"Hot boiue made vies will lo on
of . ENDEAVOR
WORK AMD DRUDGERY
MISTAKE TO MAKE LABOR THE
ALL IN LIFE. -
."Success," as Modern Business World
Understands It, fieemi. After All,
Poor Thing to Strive For.
Is It not time we took thought a lit
tie on this business of work? 1 atn
not railing against the toll for the
daily bread. I am ready to agree with
all the fine things that have been and
can be said of It, writes Temple Scott
in the Forum. Hut I do denounce and
stigmatize as contemptible and unman
ly that attitude toward the work we
are compelled to do, which accepts It
as the be-all and to the end-all of hu
man aspiration. This Is not work. It
Is drudgery, and as such It Is degrad
ing and enslaving. As It is practiced
and understood today In the thousands
of. centers of modern civilization, this
drudgery Is one of the most pernicious
Influences that can afflict mankind.
There Is nothing sacred In It, nothing
beautiful, nothing worthy. Go through
a modern department store and tell
me If the work done there jy the hun
dreds of young men and young wom
en is either worthy or beautiful or
sucred. Examine the factories, the
coal mines, the railroads, the offices of
merchants and newspapers and shop
keepers, and show me there the sanc
tity and the beauty of labor. Oh, yeB,
all these creatures are earning their
living. Some of them have, perhaps,
found the work fl'ted for them and
have made Inventions and improve
ments In the enterprise with which
they are associated. Some have been
progressed in position and have them
selves become employer. What of it
all? Have they done anything more
than make a living? And if thoy have
saved money,- if even they have be
come millionaires, have they done any
thing more than work? Do they do
anything more than go on working?
If they do then for what? For doing
more work, and more work? For mak
ing more money and more money? And
this is living!
Petroleum In Cake.
Tank steamers taking oil the world
around may in time be a thing of the
past. Now they have got up solid oil,
and they declare it Is almost pure
petroleum. Slight pressure, such as
squeezing a CRke of it in the hand,
causes the oil to ooze out. The cake
of petroleum, perhaps picked into a
wooden case lined with tinfoil, thus
preventing waste or evaporation, may
be shipped around the world.
Rank, power, wealth. Influence, con
stitute no exemption from activity or
attention to duty, but lay a weight of
real accumulated responsibility on
the possessor. Sir Thomas Bernard.
sale at No. 2C0 John street, at noon
tvery day. Whole Pies 25 cents. Big
slice 5 cents."
Polly hired a small boy to band
these cards to the workmen as they
passed by the house the next morning,
thinking that after tha first day her
pies would need no advertising.
Not daring to venture much, sh
baked four custard pies and four made
of canned peaches, and arranged thero
neatly on a w hite covered table on the
side porch with a pile of wooden
plates and wrapping paper, and wai
ready dressed In neat calico dress
and white apron when the noon whis
tle blew. In a few minutes a boy
came somewhat bashfully up the walk
and pointing to the custard pies, said:
"Gimme one of them," and laid down
his quarter. Polly Immediately put
aside the bit of silver for a lucky
Moments passed aud she grew anx
ious till ilnally the same boy came
running back and asked for three mors
pies, takiug one of peach and two ol
custard. The noon hour was now
over and Folly was a little disappoint
ed, although she had not .counted on
soiling many the Writ week.
Then she thought of selling the leffc
over pies to her neighbors, and pack
ing them In a basket, the started
down street and sold them alt to busy
housekeepers. The next day she sold
a dozen plus with calls for more. and
mnJo arrangements with two boys tc
carry pies to tbo factory, for which
service each was to receive a sllctj of
pie as payment.
Polly has learned how to buy mate
rials In large Quantities, has a wom
an come to help her every morning,
and with some assistance from bur
gium-M .-ii'-iiis U earning a comlortalilu
income with her plea.
tCopyiUhl. ts;C. fcy Joih B. liowlus.)
v;accc:o cy ::m vi:d
Particular Tn-n who amok ra?i
kow offecslvfl to prp' of refinement
I a PfrorK tobacco breath, and bow
objections!.! to themselves ts that
"dark brown tftt" In the mouth
Fhnli'nw Toilet AntlyeptiJl U worth
It weight In gold for thl purpos
ion. Just a little In a glass of wtr
rln. the riouth and brush tho teeth.
Th mouth Is thoroughly deodorized,
tbe breath becomes pure and swfet
and delightful snse of mouth cl'a.v
llnene replaces that durk brown to-,
Faxtiue la far superior to liquid an
tiseptic and Feroild for ail toilet
and hyglcr.lc iits ftnl tray be oUia
ed at any drug store 23 and E(ic a box
or aeDt postpaid tipon receipt of price
by The Faxton Toilet Co, Boston,
Mass, end for a free sample.
HADN'T MUCH BRAIN.
He That followr Las got znor
morey than trains.
She That oT
He Yea;. I lent him a ten apot
He Used Good Material.
Rembrandt and Michael Angelo
were playing checkers under a spread
ing tree in the golden sunlight of the
The famous Italian looked up.
"Remmy," be said, "did you notice
the price somebody has Just paid for
that 'MU1' of yours?"
"I heard about It."
"Well, Tm glad I had enough money
when I painted that picture to buy m
good quality cf canvas. It'a your
ADd the game went on. Cleveland
A Tame Substitute.
"It begins to look as If those adven
turous young men who went to Mexi
co In bopes of seeing some real fight
ing will be. denied that pleasure."
"Yes. There is nothing left for
them to do now but to come back
tome and Jump on the umpire."
The Tragic Difference.
William was lying on his bed, face
downward, 6obbing desolately. Hla
mother took him In her arms, tbe
whole eight years of him. In a few
minutes she learned all. It was a
girl, and she had sent bim a note.
"I Iut yu the best But Henery give
me the most kandy. Isabel." Suc
"The woman you sent to me for a
Job In the musical comedy seems en
tirely Inexperienced. Do you know of
ber ever having done leading business
"In one wuy. I know she alwaya led
her husband a dance."
Some men are anxious to get money
because they think It will enable them
to get more.
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