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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. MONDAY, JUNE 23, 1913.
Publiched dally at 1624 Second ave
nue. Rock Island. lit (Entered at the
pcstofllce aa second-class matter.) i
Rock Island Member ( the Associate
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tral Union, Vest 143, 1145 and 2145.
Monday, June 23, 1913.
j, School election tomorrow.
Vote to expand the city tomorrow.
Five millions of real stock in a beet
sugar combine and $15,000,000 of wa
ter. That ought to have dissolved the
The battle royal in the Balkans is
still in progress. The Servian and
Greeks have now "doubled up" on the
Austria has ordered six dirigible
Zeppelin balloons equipped with ma
chine guns. Di. armament has not yet
reached the top.
Mrs. Russell Sago has already given
away 527,000,000 of her late husband's
estate. What a fine thing it was that
Mr. Sage passed away first!
President Huerta haj decided to
choose a new and versatile cabinet.
By the tsrr.i versatile he. means a
ttaff of ministers who are capable in
their respective departments and can
do some good fighting on the side.
Do not overlook jour duty tomor
. row. There '.t a proposition up far your
approval. It means the annexation
of a valuable strip of South Rock Is
land territory ar.d it means consider
ably n.cre than that in t:mc, H is up
to jxu to vote.
The $44,003 collected by the Ger
many of New York City to observe
the 3;h anniversary of the accssiicn
cf Emperor William II. to the throne
was, by hi3 request, niven to the Ger
man hospital of that city. Tho em
percr has ehc-, n throughout his reign
that he i3 intercsird ia higher thing3
than celi'-s'iorifl cation.
Tho conviction or Stratton for mur
der, through the determined efforts of
Stata's Attorney Thompson, will nave
a Cod effect. It will prove a warn
to crocks and drjprradces ths,t
there in a man on the Job in the office
of pviLii-3 prorc cuter iu Hock Itland
county, a.ii that therefore it is a goo:i
place for e.il doers to shun. And ths
ccct of the prcsc-jutlon ail told did
tot cxercl 51.10', a very r.ominrl cent
frr upholding the praca ar.d dignity
cf the people c the rtste of IJir.oi3 in
general end the county of Reck Is
land in particular.
There is to be c:i election in Rock
Ilcnd tomorrow, one o the important
provisions cf which is to pass upon a
proposition to r.r.nex to the city of
Rack Island a portion of South Rock
li'.cnd territory. And vet it lj strange,
distressingly strange, that compara
tively little Interest is manifest la
the outcome of fiat election. No or
ganised effort ha3 been made, or is si
far bring mads to get the vote out,
or to see that tho proposition ia favor
ably acted upon.
To be very frank. Rock Island is
arleep cn tha Job. It is not a health
. ful tisn. For years this city has on
every possible occasion evinced a de
sire to expand and grow. Here is au
opportunity. If the people of the ter
ritory who have proclaimed a desire
to become part of Rock Island are giv
en the privilege they seek, and the
city in return accords to them the full
measure of conveniences and advan
tages that belong to the city, other
adjacent territory lying within South
Jtock Island will also seek to come in,
And it "will not be many years until
Slock Island's limits will be extended
from the eastern border of South
jjKock Island to Rock river in one di
rection and to the Mississippi ia the
i It is surprising as well as discour
aging that there should be so little
Interest manifested in a proposition of
uch momentous Importance to Rock
J But happily It la not yet too late.
It li the duty of every man to vote
jtnd to rote affirmatively on the
proposition. If ho wants Rock Island
JHE PRESIDENT AND HIS PARTY
i Praise of President Wilson by Wil
liam Allen White, the Kansas pro
gressive, has been followed with a
Veritable deluge of encomiums for the
president from the progressive party
press. But, like White, the party
press Is quite euie the president will
come to grief because he is among a
pack of wolvea who will turn and
fend him at the first opportunity. If
progressives did not fear, or profess
t fear, this predicted turn cf affairs,
there- would be no excuse for them
in staying outside the democratic
fold, and they would be without a
peg on which to hang criticism of the
democratic party a plight In which
they- do not purpose to put themselves
by extending praise of the president
to his party associates.
And yet the president, excellent as
he is Individually, ha3 not proven him- j
sen to be better than his party. In
what has the party refused to follow
him? Certainly not on the tariff most
important issne of his administration.
The party majority of the house com
mittee on ways and means, the house
party caucus, the party in the house,
and last, the party majority in the
senate finance committee all have
stood by him in his efforts to give the
people genuine tariff revision.
AUTOMOBILE VIOLATIONS CON
TINUE. The city has acted none too soon
in its purpose to regulate the use of
the streets and It is hoped Police Com
missioner Hart is not inclined to per
mit laxity in his announced pur
pose to bring the automobile drivers
and motorcjxle riders to a decent re
spect for the ordinanoes, to say noth
ing of the rights of the averags citi
zen on the streets.
During yesterday afternoon end last
evening. Second avenue was a veri
table whirligig of fast flying vehicles.
They were tearing along in all direc
tions w ithout regard to speed, dashing
into assemblages of people alighting
from and getting into cars and paying
no attention to whom might, be endan
gered. The city ought not to back up now
in its automobile regulations. It should
go right along compelling respect for
the ordinances. No attention should
be paid t6 court appeals on the part
of those who may be apprehended and
convicted, and this in no disparage
ment of anyone. It is an easy thing
to appeal to a higher court, but if the
city stopped proscution3 every time
an appeal is made where an ordinance
!s violated, there would soon bs no
enforcement of any kind.
It is the duty of Commissioner Hart
to install the traffic policeman as he
has indicated his purpose to do and
to continue to enforce the ordinances
all along the line.
TWO SIDES OF lit 51 AN KIND.
In para'.lel columns in Saturday
afternoon's Argus, appeared two Asso
ciated Prc33 dispatches revealing two
distinctive tides cf human character.
One told cf a wcrcaa who alighted
frcm a Rock Island train at Peoria.
She appeared to ba possessed of con
cidcrable ved'h. and he.d made cu
imprcssicn cVi the tr3inmcn and other
pasetners by her irritability due to
tho wcatier. In fact che had made it
generally uncomfortable for her fellcw
passengers. After leavins the train
she discovered that she had lost her
purse containing $1,500 in cash. Much
rgita'ed, cf course, che at once hurried
baek to the train to recover it. in tho
meantime tho porter had dircoversd
the puree, and knew what it contained.
When tho women returned he prompt
ly ht-Jded it to her, whercupen, after
ccun'ing the billf, she dug cut a 10
crnt piece end handed it to the Porter
E3 a regard for hi3 honesty.
The oher incident related to a 12-year-o'd
girl whoso heroism and fore
thought E?.vcd the lives cf cceres of
icrscngcro cn a:i Iron Mountain pas
senger tralu neur Hot Springs, Ark.
The litt'.o girl, Bertha Key, with her
ycunrer sister was walking along the
track, when she discovered a bridge
in fla-ncs and the rails twisted. She
at enco sent her little sister homo to
te'l her father to bring help, r.nthsn
realising that the Kansas City-Hot
Springs Cyer would soon ba due, she
ran up tho track climbed a high em
bankment end awaited the ecminjj cf
the train. When i: appeared around
a curve, she frantically waved her
cunbonnct, and the engineer
applied the air brakes and brought the
train to a clop. When the passengers
saw that the g:rl had prevented a dis
aster they raised a purse cf 5100 and
presented it to her. Accepting the
mency she said, "I do net think you
shculd give me this money, for what I
did. It would have been awful if the
rng'.ne had gone on tho bridge. Any
girl would have dene the same thing.''
But that little girl, who is entitled
to a Carnesie meial, will not grow
into the kind of wemsn who gives a
j porter a l0-:en: tip for returning a
PRESIDENT AND FRIENDS
LOST ON THEIR WAY HOME
Washington, D. C, June 23. On the
return from Booklaad Wood Saturday,
where they had attended the wedding
of Frank H. McAdoo, son of the secre
tary of the treasury, and Ethel Pres
ton McCormack, President Wilson and
party lost their way a few miles north
"I'll tow you in," volunteered Frank
Primrose of Catcnsville, who was mot
oring along ith his family. He warn
ed the chauffeurs not to attempt the
route they had chosen, as the hills
were muddy and dangerous. Prim
rose did not know that he was piloting
the president of the United States,
but discovered it later, as he spied
the American coat of. arms on the
'I helped Ex-Governor Warfleld get
to town only yesterday," Primrose
proudly said as he got the president's
party on the right road and directed
them to Baltimore.
The three big machines carrying.the
president, his family, and secret aerv
ive men plowed through water and
mud at a good clip.
Once, however, the rain was so
heavy that the party stopped under
a covered bridge. The 120 mile ride
was the longest the president had
taken in an automobile since he came
to the White house.
Uses Plea for a Calendar. ""
Atchison, Kan., June 23. Jack
Weld, formerly a member cf the At
chison police force, who lives on a
farm south of this town, refuses to
BY CLYDE H. TAVENNER
Congressman from the Fourteenth District.
(Special Correspondence of The Argus.) i
Washington, D. C, June 21. The
marble folks in the capltol statuary
hall have been having their petrified
feelings badly ruf
fled. Statuary hall, as
all visitors to
is rather small in
dimensions, and as
each state is allow
ed to place images
of two of her great
men in this nation
al hall of fame, the
space is getting
pretty w ell filled.
Having a limited
6pace and a total
roster of 96 marble
people to dispose
of, the capitol em
ployes could do
nothing else than
place the statues
shoulder to shoul
der around the en
tire circumference of the room, so
that the general effect is that of a
giant ring of famous, dignified, heroic
slse statesmen engaged in a perpetu
al game of drop the handkerchief.
But one day this week, to add to the
indignities that have already been
heaped upon the helpless images, there
was a great creaking and pantfng and
heaving heard at the door, and pres
ently the new marble staute cf Zach
ariah Chandler of Michigan, inched its
way into the hall on rollers, urged by
sweating men with crowbars. The
statue is to be formally dedicated this
Once the big piece of stone was in
the hall, the question was where to
place it. The capitol workmen figured
it out. By changing a statue or two
about, end Jamming them all up a lit
tle closer together, a space was cre
ated for the late Mr. Chandler.
Robert Fulton, eternally admiring
the steamboat model held on his knee,
snuggled a bit closer to the bronze
cloak of George Washington. John C.
Calhoun swapped places with the late
Senator Shoup cf Idaho. This turned
John's gallant gsse away from France?
E. Willard, the enly lady in the group.
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WORK BY MOTOR BOAT PATROL
(Special Correspondence of Tho Argus.)
Washintgon, D. C, June 21. Secre
tary cf commerce T.'iliiam C. Redfield
hss received from the bureau cf navi-Se-tiou
a statement of the operations
of tho motor boat Tarragon and the
results accomplished in the enforce
ment of the motor boat and other nav
igation lav.s. From July 1, 1912, to
Hzy 21, 1?13, a total of 335 days, the
TarragCn waa i:i operation 210 days,
durteg vhicli 6,305 miles were cover
ed, a daily running average of 33
miles. Weather conditions precluded
operations for 20 days; the boat was
out of commission for 10 days for
the installation of radio apparatus;
and the remaining time was lost for
the construction of a pilot house, for
minor repairs, through lack of an en
gineer, and because o. the necessary
absence of tho navigation officer.
Violations of navigation laws by
CC7 vessels were reported, of which
225 cases remain to be disposed of as
scon as the offenders have availed
themselves of the opportunity to pre
sent their defense to the department.
The July American Magazine.
In celebration cf the fiftieth anni
versary cf the Battle of Gettysburg,
w-hich comeg next month, the July
American Magazine publishes a graph
ic illustrated stcry of the battle by
Edgar Allen Forbes, which contains
many new facts and stories about that
mcst thrilling end memorable of all
A nether notable contribution to the
July American Magazine is a picture
story cf a wonderful trip through the
clmcst impassable rapids of the Grand
Canycn cf the Colorado river, made
by Ellswcrth and Emery Kolb, two ad
venturous southwestern photograph
ers who traveled with cameras 1,500
miles through the most dangerous
rapids in the world.
Other articles in the same number
are: "The New York Clearing
House," by Ida M. Tarbell; "On a
Diet," by Edwin L. Sabin; "The Litr.e
Brown Budha of the Play," being an
account of Lee Shubert, the famous
theatrical manager, by Julian Johnson.
Fiction is contributed by David
Grayeon, Arnold Bennett, Don Mar
quis, Marion Pugh Read, W. Kee Max
well and John Taintor, Foote. Mr.
Foote's story is a race track story and
is the beginning of a new series.
Ccmic writing is a feature of the num
ber and includes pieces by James
Montgomery l lagg ana Stephen Lea
cock. Mr. Leacock's piece ia entitled
take a newspaper and will not car
ry a watch. .He tells the time of day
by the sun. Although he does not
keep a calendar in his house he never
misses the day of the week.
An Indiscreet Listener.
Host's Youngest Don't your shoes
feel very uncomfortable when yon
walk. Mrs. Kuryche? Mrs. Nuryche
Dear me, what an extraordinary ques
tioB! Why do you ask. child? Young
ster Oh. only 'cos pa said tbs other
day since you'd come Into your money
you'd got far too big for your boots.
London Stray Stories -
but allowed him to glare even more
fiercely at Daniel Webster, his old
rival, across the hall. And Chandler
found room between Calhoun and
Lewis Cass of Michigan, crowding out
of the line Muhlenberg, the Penn
sylvania revolutionary hero, who now
stands a little in front of the unbroken
line, so that the statuary hall game
is now bull In the ring, with Muhl
enberg as the bull.
We can imagine the peevishness of
these old statues at being disturbed
after years of sitting in ono place. No
doubt many a malignant stone glance
has been cast .in the direction of
Chandler, who after all couldn't help
butting into the exclusive circle. But
the thing that is causing the greatest
amount of envy is the fact that the
new arrival is the only gentleman of
the assemblage whose stone pants are
When it comes to art, it is no won
der the ancient Greeks excelled. The
Greek statesman naturally lent him'
seif to sculpture. Instead of regular
store clothes, he simply wore a sheet
whose folds could be gracefully repro
duced in everlasting stone.
But the modern long trou'ser defies
art. In. fact, pants are about the
hardest proposition the modern sculp
tor has to tackle. Most of our pres
ent-day sculptors simply array their
subjects in granite pants several
sines too large, bagging them about
each adamantine leg and letting it
go at that.
But no such subterfuge for the sculp
tor of Zachariah Chandler. No, sir.
He sculped Zachariah into sartorial
perfection, quarrying out neat creases
in his pants and smoothing his Prince
Albert, until Zach resembles an ad
for the house of Marxenheimer.
What effect this innovation of artis
tic tailoring will have on the rest of
the company is problematical. Nat
urally, since Frances Willard joined
the circle all of the men folks desire
to appear at their bos:. Lately it
j has been noticed that Robert E. Lee,
who is made of bronae, has been turn
ing green. The attendants say this is
only corrosion. But I prefer to think
that envy and not oxidation is work
ing the change.
In addition, about 400 case3 of failure
to carry the means of extinguishing
gasoline havo been reported to United
States attorneys under sections 6 and
8 of the motor beat act. Tho amount
cf mitigated fines assessed and esti
mated to bo assessed in cases not yet
settled will be nearly 25,000. The de
partment has shown leniency in the
cr.ses of nearly all first offenders, as
the aggregate statutory penalties in
curred would have aniountel to about
The Tarragon represented on May
31. 1013, a capital investment of $7,
20S.33, of which $4,500 was the initial
cost and the balcnco was expended
for repairing, refitting and equipping
the beat for its work. From June 27,
1912, to May 31, 1913, the operating
expenses amounted to $5,528.12 and
the receipts and estimated receipts
from fine3 and penalties to $4,535.
This important work i3 therefore be
ing done at small expense to the gov
ernment, sis tho net cost of the opera
tions for 11 months wa3 less than
"The Dentist and the Gas" and is an
amusing introducticn to a sew series
by him entitled "Familiar Incidents."
"Interesting People" and "the Inter
preter's House" complete the number.
The July Wide World Magazine.
In the Wide World Magazine for
July there i3 a most interesting ac
count of what is perhaps the most dar
ing and original railway enterprise
ever planned the bailding of a 150
mile line over the open ocean, using
a chain of islands as stepping stonea.
From beginning to end the proposi
tion vas a hard-fought battle against
the forces of nature, in which many
lives were lost, and the final success
of the undertaking speaks volumes for
the resource and pluck of the engi
neers. Other articles include a very
valuable paper, excellently illustrated,
on "Big Game Hunting in Indo-Chlna,"
by it h., the duke of Montpensier
who, it will be remembered, was spok
en of as the future king of Albania.
"My adventure with Cannibals," by T.
Beddoes, gives a thrilling account of
how the author narrowly escaped be
ing eaten alive. "The Pilgrims of
Guadaloupe" is a well illustrated paper
on what is regarded as the most sa
cred shrine in the new world. Many
other articles, all dealing with facts
presented in a very fascinating way,
help to make this magazine the most
unique publication of-the day.
Official Rat Catchers.
On ef the earliest of official rat
catchers appears to have been a wom
an. An English warrant dated 1C72
snnonnces that. "Whereas, Elizabeth
WIckley Is employed In killing of rattes
and other Venning. In and about His
Ma'te's Stores and Houses in ye Tower
of London. I bar therefore thought
fitt to allow ber ye sum of eight pounds
($40) per annum." During the next
century the office was invested with
great dignity, and the Gentleman's
Magazine for 1741 recorded the ap
pointment of Mr. Gower ss rat killer
to his majesty, "a place of 100 ($500)
a year, an honorable of&ccv
Gertrude Atherton says that women
who marry are better natured than those
who' do not.
If It ba true that -marriage makes a wo
man's temper sweeter.
How fine 'twould belf also It made her
While Mrs. Brlggs was still a miss she
seemed to have a passion
Fcr always Creasing in a must becoming,
But since her marriage she has ceased to
ever seem to worry
About y.tr clothes: apparently she dons
them In a hurry;
She does her hair up In a knot: once lithe
as any willow.
She now permits her form, to bulge In
many a fleshy billow.
If marriage makes a woman cease to
keep her tamper active.
How well 'tftr.ium It still she tried
somehow to he attraet:-e
If when the's ca-jght her man she might,
instead of never caring,
Continue to have some coneern about her
dres3 and bearing.
And if. by little tricits which he might
. ....... ... yilll,ILL(.U
To Unir,- chout. she cunningly kept grace
ful ar.d well fitted.
How fair foe pathway might be made
thai mutrimony follows
Across the hiils and in and out along the
vales and hollows.
If it ha true that marriage makes a wo
man's tc-nguo 1?S3 bitter.
How well it were if she might still pre
serve her beauty's glitter.
For Briggs It may be foolishly still
pralees what !s pretty
And, though his wife is good at heart. In
dustrious and witty.
The leve that once was in his breast has
etealthily gone flitting
Since fhe neglects her hair and drags In
clothes that are I fitting
Oh, lady, when rou have him caught and
while you hold the fetter,
Gocd nature may assist somewhat, but
beauty will be better.
"The young man who decides that
the cost of living 13 too high to permit
him to marry is lucky."
"If he didn t have that to think
abmit he micht foolishly marry the
"Don't you believe in marriage?"
"Yes; but do you euppeso a fellow
who lets a little thing like the cost of
living keep him from rushing into
matrimony really loves her?"
THE IMPORTANT THING. !
"If I consented
to be your wife,"
6he said, "we
should in a little
w'hile cease to
care for each oth
er." "That may be
true," he admit
ted, "but there's no reason to believe
ycur money wouldn't last for many
Entitled to Allowances.
"You should make allowances for
Tomlin60ii. Any man is liable, you
know, to act foolishly for a few days
after he has beccme tho father of a
"But this is Tomlinson'i ninth!"
"Oh, well, then there's all the more
reason for making allowances. It's
a wonder that he ia able to control
himself at all."
Great man has tamed the lightning.
And conquered time and space.
And he will solve the riddle
Written on the Sphinx'i face;
But mightier and stronger
Than this lord beneath the skiea
Is the foolish woman who can pull
The wool down o'er his eyes.
Miss Parvenue (visiting In Boston)
We belong to a very honorable fam
ily. Miss Beahronlite Indeed?
Miss Parvenue Yes; papa built an
ancestral mansion last summer at a
cost of $250,000.
. -TV " j
If a woman could by wishing make
sure either of going to heaven or be
ing free frcm wrinkles she would de
side '.v try to get to heaven some
The Lure ot WorK.
I like work: it fascinates me. I can
sit and look at it for hours. I lore to
keep it by me; the Idea of petting rid
ef it nearly breaks my heart Jerome
There Is always a bright side; lor
pT It Florida Tlmew-Uaitt -
The Daily Story
THE FERNCLIFFE PITCHER BY DAVID R. BRADY.
Copyrighted. 1913. by Assoctater Literary Bureau.
The baseball fever for the coming
season was on. and the teams were
being made op with unusual care, for
half a dozen towns within a dozen
miles of one an- ther had formed a
league with a view to disputing a
championship before the diamond
should be deserted in favor of the grid
Iron. No professional players were al
lowed to take part, and every precau
tion was taken to insure an amateur
series of games. '
As the season advanced the different
teams were fouud to be so evenly
matched that jt was Impossible to pre
dict which two would play the finals
for the champion prize bat Inlaid
with silver and beautiful to behold.
EIN6EY was watenrxa him clohelt.
At first the Forest Hills led, with the
Sparksvilles second. Then the Ham
mond Centers and Guilfords crept
upon these teams and passed them.
And so the record kept changing till
midsummer, when it became evident
that two teams, both of which had
been at the foot of the list at the start,
the Hiltons and the Ferncliffes. stood
at the head of the list, and one or the
other was bound to win the bat.
The reason of this was that both
these teams, after the first few games
had been played, got in new captains,
who took them in hand iu earnest and
coached them splendidly. Warfleld of
the Hammond Centers was Jocularly
spoken of as having been born with a
baseball in his mouth, and Kinsey of
the Ferncliffes was represented when
a baby as having thrown away bis
bottle and called for a bat. Euch man
weeded out tho poor material he fouud
in bis team and replaced it with the
best. It was said that Warfleld could
tell a good catcher by bis walk and that
Kinsey cov.ld make a twirl er in three
lessons of nny man.
The excitement had been increasing
during the playiug of the games up to
the point of deciding which teams
should make the final struggle for the
bat. and when this was determined it
reached fever beat.
While there was ill feeling between
the partisans, there was none what
ever between the two teams. The cap
tains were the best of friends and re
mained so notwithstanding the rivalry.
Each told the other that he expected
to be beaten, but would die game,
though no such admission was allowed
to get out.
The excitement ran as high among
the girls of the different towns as
among the young men, many girls hav
ing sewed or embroidered on their caps
or their sweaters or their jackets the
letter II or F. With' the exception
of those girls living in one of the
towns from which the rival clubs bail
ed, the preference depended on the at
tractiveness of one or more players.
This gave Captain Warfleld a majority
of ,the sympathy, for he was a fine
looking fellow, while Kinsey's nose
bad been broken at footbaJJ, which
sadly marred bis appearance.
A week before the champion game
was to be playeVl the pitcher of the
Ferncllffe team received a blow In the
eye from a ball which not only closed
It, but bid fair to be followed by se
rious consequences. At any rate, the
accident eliminated him from the com
Where was Kinsey to find a pitcher
to take the place of the one be had
lost? The terms adopted by the league
required that all the players should b
residents of the town which the team
represented. Kinsey told Warfleld that
he must either have authority to go
outside the county for a pitcher or give
up the struggle. Warfleld consented to.
his doing so provided only an amateur
was Introduced. s
Immediately after this arrangement
Kinsey was kuown to be giving In
structions to his pitcher, but since
these lessons were in private it was
not known who the pitcher was. He
said that he was obliged to mak a
pitcher since there was none rends
made at hand. The person be was In
structing did not come to Kinsey for
instruction. Kinsey went to bis pupil.
For this reason it was difficult to find
out who was the man beiug taught to
This matter seriously disturbed the
betting on the chsmpion game. Kin
sey was importuned with questions
about bis new -pitcher and bow the
matter would affect the game. He re
plied that In his own opinion bis team
bad as good a chance for winning with
the substitute as with the original, but
be declined to give an opinion as to the
result A man named Kyle, who was
betting on the game, so persisted in
bis questions as to who the new pitch
er was. where he came from and what
gas bl record t,hat Kinsey, finally
losing his patience, said:
"I don't know that I'll have a ritch
er. I may have to take one from the
"That will make you a man short,"
"Suppose it should?"
"In that case I'll bet you $30 you
lose the game.'
"I'm not betting on the game, but If
ynfrl! make the stake a present for the
pitcher to cost not more than $10
against a box of cigars to cost the
same amount I'll take you."
"All right." said Kyle; "It's a go." t
Several persons who were standing
near were puzzled at this strange con
tract, but. interpreting it favorably for
the Ferncllffe team, went awny to get
bets against it The incident was
spread abroad and tended to stimulate
the backing of Kinsey's team, though
odds were obtained, it being reported
that the pitcher would come from the
team as already constituted and that
the game was liable to be played with
a man short.
Up to the day the game was played
no one had seen the new pitcher, and
some contended that there would be no
new pitcher; that Kinsey had a mau
ou his team a dark horse who would
do the twirling. Ferncllffe folks, tak
ing their cue from the captain, made
what bets they could get (at consider
able odds in their favor) that the Fern
cliffes would w in the game with a man
When the teams walked out on the
diamond, true enough, there were but
eight men in the Ferncliffes. How
ever, when the game was called a man
emerged from the Ferncllffe quarters
and advanced toward the diamond.
Ho went straight to the pitcher's box
and stood there with every spectator's
eye fixed upon him. He was of me
dium height and appeared to be well
built, though his looso uniform was
not calculated to show the lines of his
figure. He did'not lock over eighteen
years old. but that was about the aver
age age of either team. Kinsey tossed
him the ball, which seemed to go to
him as If he held a magnet in his
palm, and the gnme began.
It does not come within the scope of
this story to give n detailed account of
the struggle for the championship be
tween the Ililtou and Ferncllffe teams.
It was closely contested from the start.
At first the FernelllTe's pitcher seemed
to be very nervous and made some bad
breaks. Kinsey was watching him
closely and now and again spoke to
him encouragingly. Reassured, he
went on with bis work and before the
third inniug began to show himself a
first clnss twlrler. Indeed, before the
game was finished it was evident that
if the game was won at all it would
be wou through the advantage be gave
his team. In the eighth inning it was
a tie. and only by the brilliant pitch
ing in the ninth did the Ferncliffes
win the game.
The teams had left the grounds
when Kyle stepped up to Kinsey and
"How about that bet between us?
I suppose since you had a full teaia
"I've won that bet," replied Kinsey.
and, thrusting bis hand under his Jack
et, he brought out a bill aud handed it
"To lady's hat. and trimming." read
Kyle. "$10. What does it mean?"
"It means that I bought the stake
for the pitcher, since I Intended she
should have it if I must pay for It my
self. Since we won with a man short
you may settle the bill."
"A man sboYt:"
"Yes; our pitcher la not a mon. but a
girl, a cousin of mine, a student in the
State Normal school. She's strong and
athletic, and I've played ball with her
often and while doing so saw in her
the making of a good twlrler. She'll
be at our house this evening and happy
to receive callers in appropriate cos
tume." It is needless to say that the young
lady pitcher's reception in the evening
was largely attended. She was very
modest and fouud it difficult to stand
against the battery of eyes brought to
bear on her. The story that the Fcrn
cllffe pitcher was a girl had within the
few hours since the finishing of the
game spread so far that every one whi
had seen her in baseball costume wish,
ed to see ber dressed as a woman. The
consequence was that the house was
too small to receive the crowd st one
time, so they kept going as well as
The next day wheo the normal stu
dent returned to. her horns a crowd es
corted ber to the station. She wore
the hat that she had won by the bet
Kinsey had made In her behalf, and
many were the facetious remarks it ex
cited. When the train pulled out a
shout went up, which was acknowledg
ed by a waving of the said bat.
The Ferncliffes have n clubhouse,
where their trophies are displayed.
The hat won by the team from the
Hiltons bangs on the wail, and under
it hangs the photograph of the girl
who enabled them to win it. She is
sow a matron and has forgotten ath
letics in a numerous progeny of chil
dren. June 23 in American
1SGO Stephen A. Douglas and John C.
Breckinridge were nominated by
Democratic factious os rival candi
dates to run against Abraham Lin
coln on the Republican ticket
1SG3 Beginning of the campaign ot
maneuver in central Tennessee,
which resulted in the abandonment
of the region, by General Bragg's
1S02 Grover Cleveland nominated for
president at Chicago by a vote ot
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