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NORWICH BULLETIN, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 1911
INSURANCE.
AUTO LIABILITY I
J. L UTHflQP & SONS
IS Shetucket Street, Norwich. Conn.
sepUOdaw
Rent Insurance
Lt the Insurance Company pay your
tent when your building burns up.
B. P. Learned & Co.,
Thames Loan & Trust Co. Building.
Agency Established May 1846.
JanlSMWF
A TTMELY WORT
ABOUT INSURANCE
It ts a subject of treat importance.
Dwnl procrastinate on this impor
tant matter. Take out a policy now.
Tour premiss may go up in smoke
to-night. Don't delay, to-morrow
may bo too late.
ISAAC S. JONES,
Insurance and Real Estate Agent,
Richards Bui'.ding. 91 Main St.
juidaw
1EE OFFICE OF WM. F. BILL
Real Estate
end Firm Insurance,
Is located In Somen Block, orer C. U.
Wl.'Kams. Room . third floor.
feblxd Telephone 147.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
CROWN & PERKINS, Msrneys-aHn
ever First Mat Bank. Shetucket BL
Entrance
SCalrwar next to Tbamea Nat. Bank
Tsl. It-1. Opea Monday and Sa
arday evanina-a. - aotttd
Tucker, AnthonyS Co.
BANKERS
and
BROKERS
23 Shetackel Street
Celepaoaa 098.
Member of New. York
and Boston Stock
Exchanges
Batta Hew Tarfc.
U State) Btrvet. 34 Bread Street.
PHIVATB WISE.
Dominick & Dominick
BANKERS and BROKERS
Stocks Bonds Investments
PRIVATE WIRE TO
New Torlc Chicago St. Lonls
boston Cincinnati Pittsburg
Norwich Brancb, Shannon Bldg.
N Telephone 901
urtd FRANK O. MOSES. Mgr
Marbles, Tops,
Return Balls, Jump Ropes,
Hoops, Bows and Arrows,
Air Rilles, Hamerless Guns,
Water Pistols and Gaines
ill OH! ill Franklia Squan
janlSd
FALL and WINTER
Heavy Cress Goods for ladles' cloaks.
una iuu ciuiuren s wear.
MILL REMNANTS a b!r aaaorr
ment of all kinds Dress Goods and
bubs, mces vary low.
SIILt WEMWAIVT STORE,
JOH2J BLOOM. Proprietor.
A Genuine
Sacrifice on
Reliable Furs
In Coats, Scarfs and Muffs
AT--
MacPhersons'
THE FURRIER '
101 Main Street
AMERICAN HOUSE.
ararrrll M Saadersaa. Pram.
PPECIAL. RATES to Theatre Troupes.
Traveling liao. eta. Livery counseled.
aUflCC4kJUf STEUHST.
CEORGE C GRANT.
I ndertaker and ' Embalmsr
It Providence SI.. TalivHIi
prompt attention to day or night calla
T'alaphcnt Xv. aprlf.M -WFawi
STOPPED BOUT
-
Young Bosse Has Philadelphia Boy All But Out Before I
Greenwood A. C. at New London Soldier Light
weights Box to a Draw Sherman Loses on a Foul.
For their boxing show in Lyceum
theater at New London on Tuesday
night the Greenwood A. C. had a fair
sized house and good sport was pro
vided by the three bouts, one going: to
a draw, one was stopped for Sherman's
foul blow on Sbeehan, and the third
was stopped in the seventh round to
save Johnny Allen of Philadelphia; who
was all but out.
William Ryan refereed, Edward
Booth held the watch, and Fred West
was the announcer.
Tha card opened with a good six
round preliminary in which two sol
diers from the nearby forts met for the
lightweight championship of the mili
tary district. They were Kid Palitz of
Fort Wright and Young Ferguson of
Fort Terry. It was a draw.
Johnny Sheehan of Bridgeport and
Young Sherman of Mystic were on for
the eight-round semi-final, Sherman
substituting for Jimmy Dwyer of New
York. Sherman swung low on Shee
han in the fourth round and the bout
was stopped at that stage, giving Shee
han the decision on a foul. Sherman
had about ten pounds on Sheehan and
dropped the Bridgeport boy for the
count several times in the second
round.
In the star bout of the evening
Young Bosse of Bridgeport etopped
Johnny Allen of Philadelphia in the
seventh round of their scheduled ten
round go, punishing the Quaker City
lad so 'badly that the referee stopped
the fight in the seventh, as Allen was
all but out.
Bosse had Allen going in the second,
but in the third the Philadelphia boy
came back) strong and also showed in
flashy form in the fourth and fifth.
Allen's finish came In the seventh
as a result of several heavy left upper
cuts landed by Bosse and the fight was
stopped. No decision was given, but
Young Bossa had all the best of the
go.
SOLDIERS KEEP CHAMPIONSHIP.
Fifth Co. Team Shuts Out Local Nine,
15 to 0, at Indoor Baseball.
The score of 15 to 0 In favor of the
military men told the tale Tuesday
evening at the armory after their clash
at indoor baseball with a strong team
of former C. A. C. men who were bent
on taking the city championship from
the team of the Fifth Co., C. A. C.
The soldiers picked up their runs one
or two at a time, having only one in
ning in which they failed to score.
For tha picked up team their best
chance to save a shutout eame when
they filled the bases with no one out,
but a double play and a strikeout
closed this inning with a rush. Lieu
tenant Burdick and Tom Shea had a
turbulent tima as umpires.
The lineups:
Fifth Co. Lieutenant Nichols p. Cor
mier c. Calkins lb. Mulholland lb, Pr
Nichols 8 b, M. "Waldron rss, J. "Waldron
Is. Revell If, Bradlaw rf.
Picked Team Houlihan c, B. Slat
tery p, J. Sullivan lb. Murphy 2b, Sim
cox 3b, Walsh lss, J. Foley rss, Rlor
dan If. J. Slattery rf.
CRITICS PICK GIANTS TO COP.
Provided Great Mathewson Can Keep
Up Hia Stride.
Those estimable Giant ar booked
for the National league flag, accord
ing to the form cards of three-fourths
of the critics. They have a team that
is just right it is neither too old nor
too 'young, and it lacks nothing in any
of the departments of the gams. Orig
inally weak on first since Tenney was
disabled, that gap nas been repaired
by the development of Markla into a
heavy hitter and a very fair elaaa field
er. Shaky behind tha bat since Bras
nahan went to another team, tha In
defatigable Mcoraw has fixed up the
weakness by shaping Injun Meyers
into a sturdy backstop whose hitting
compensates materially for his faults
of omission and commission. Uncer
FINANCIAL AND
MARKET APATHETIC.
On Very Light Volume of Business
Dull Closing.
New York, Jan. 24. The interest of
the financial community today eon
verged largely around tha $60,000,000
iaeue of New York city 4 1-4 par cent,
bonds. Dealings in tha "reoeipts"
were on a very large acala at tha high
est prices yet recorded and foreshad
owed a. most successful outcome. The
number of bids wag in axcess of 500
and the sum total of subscriptions was
probably several times greater than
the amount offered. The most grati
fying feature of the offering, from the
viewpoint of the bankers, was the
largs number of foreign bids, in which
Frtenda, financial Interests were re
ported to be especially prominent.
Homo institutions, including banks,
trust companies and the more impor
tant insuranoo companies, were also
active participants. A vast number
or bids was received from private in
dividuals. It is yet too early to give
definite figures, but the result, in tha
judgment of impartial observers, must
redound to tha credit of tha munici
pality. Tha stock market itself was
distinctly apathetic on a -very light
volume of busineua. Price amoved ir
regularly and in a very narrow groove,
with tha tendency towards further re
action, but by midday early losses were
recovered. Trading continued dull
throughout the lata session, with
marked strength in United States
Steel and quiet firmnass in Reading.
Other active iaaues wara under soma
restraint, and in the final dealings tha
list eased olT with a dull and unset
tled closing. No change in rates for
money on time or call was reported.
The genaral bond market was firm
in keeping with the demand for the
new city bonds. United States gov
ernment bonds were unchanged on
call. ,
STOCKS.
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TO SAVE ALLEN
7,
tain in the pitching force, with no one
to help out Alathewson, the little pep
perpod has found the right sort of
standbys in Drucke and Crandall. The
falling away of Seymour has been
made up by the development ot Snod
grass and the purchase of Becker.
From A to Z tha New York team, as
now constituted, is a splendid proof of
MeGraw's tenacity, determination and
long suffering patience.
The Giants will win this year, if
they pull down the flag, less through
will continue to be one of the batting
gression of two other teams. Chicago
and Pittsburg seem to be going back.
You can never tell what "astute man
agers like Chance and Clarke may do.
One of them, or both, may fortify the
old material with accessions of new
blood that will prove the surprise of
the season, and sweep all opposition
off tha map. Per contra, they may be
unable to stem the' tide and keep back
the rush of the New Yorks. In Chi
cago and in Pittsburg they still look
for flags. In most other places the
Giants are looked upon as the likely
winners, with either Philadelphia or
Cincinnati as the dark horse of the
year.
There are chances, though, for even
the wise McGraw and his powerful
team to get it in the nsek. Sooner
or later the bell must ring for Math
awson. Should the tolling of the gong
be heard next summer, it will be good
by flag. While McGraw has some ca
pable pitchers to help Matty on the
way, they are not yet fit to carry the
team without his magic power, and
tha going back of Mathewson would
mean a -disastrous tumble.
It is reported ithat Oti Crandall
lost the thumb of bis right hand
through an operation following an ac
cident. Neither denial nor confirma
tion of this story has yet been ob
tained. If Crandall is out of it, Mc
Graw will be handicapped to quits 8
degree, for this young pitcher had
been nnrsed along to a point where he
was pretty nearly a marvel. He had
become a winning pitcher and a great
batsman, a most unusual combination,
and ons which cannot fail to win a ton
of games. The disability of Crand.nl
would hurt New York, and should
Matty go back into the bargain there
would be no flag around the Polo
grounds for many a moon to come.
WALLACE AND CHASE
ONLY PLAYING MOGULS
Both Have Big Tasks Ahead of Them
This Season.
Two of balldom's brightest stars
will make .their debut this season as
managers. Both will perform in tlfa
American league, and Incidentally will
be the only playing managers in the
Junior body. Rhoderlck Wallace in St.
Louiat and Harold Chase in Gay Goth
am are the debutantes this season.
They are both tackling herculean
tasks, too.
Hal Chase will be the kid manager
of tha big leaguers. Hal took a whirl
at the managerial pastime at the wind
up of last season, but he will really
make his debut next April. Hal is just
27 years old and is several summer?
the Junior of any other big league
pilot. Roger Bresnahan, according to
baseball's blua book, is 31, while Char
ley Dooin is 33. Frank Chase is 34,
and Fred Clarke, the only other play
ing manager, is up around tha 36 mark.
Bobby Wallace Is passing his 37th
milestone, according to figures com
piled by baseball statisticians. Rhod
erlck, however, looks - younger than
many of his younger brethren. Whether
he will retain his youthfulness after
ha has been under tha management
yoka for a season or so remains to bp
seen. But Bobby the Scot does not
look a day older than Bresnahan.
Dooin and a few others who are sev
eral years his junior.
Chase has a brighter outlook thar
Wallace. Be has a great array of tal
ent, while Rhoderlck has pretty much
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MONEY.
New York. Jan. 24. Money on call
steady at 2 1-4 2 1-3 iper cent.; ruling
rate 2 1-2: last loan 2 1-4; closing bid
2 1-4; offered at 2 1-2. Time loans
easy; sixty days 3 per rent.: ninety
days 3 1-4; six months 3 1-2 fi? 3 3-4.
COTTON.
New York, Jan. 24. Cotton futures
closed very steady. Closing id:
January 14.66. February 14.70, March
14.82, April 14.92, May 15.02, June 15.02,
July 15.04, August 14.71, September ,
October 13.39, November , December
13.25. Spot closed dull, 15 points high
er; middling uplands, 14.90; middling
gulf, 15.15; no sales.
CHICAGO GRAIN MARKET.
WHEAT: Open. High. Low.
Mar S9i 99 15-1 98 9-18
July 95 -a Vi S5
Best S4i 6414 S3?i
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of a misfit aggregation. But there's
an old adage: The higher the pinnacle
the harder the . fall. "Wallace cannot
get any lowr in the race than his pre
decessor, while' Chase has a. big fall
coming to him unless ho delivers.
BILLY EVANS LIKES
. JACKSON'S HITTING.
Cleveland Got Coming Batting Marvel
. from New Orleans.
That Joe Jackson, who was sent by
New Orlsane to Cleveland last year,
will contnue to be one of the batting
marv els of the. game is the opinion of
no less an authority than BillyKvans,
baseball umpire and writer. Cobb and
Lajoie will have to look after their
laurels this season, according to Ev
ans, since Jackson outhit both of thsse
stars after he went into the big
league. Jackson did the remarkable
thing of leading two leagues. He led
the Southern with .354, and then led
the Northern 'with .387, playing 138
games in the south and 20 in the north.
His name is at the head of both
leagues in the new baseball guides,
but this is nothing out of the ordi
nary, since he has led every league in
which he has played. -
Jackson s only weakness, it has been
pointed out by a New Orleans sporting
writer, is tnat ne is a bit slow in
starting from- the plate and has a
habit of sticking too close to first
bass. He is by no means a fihiished
base runner, but he .has a lot of speed
md will learn under the care of a
rood instructor.
. ;
EDDIE COLLINS FULL
OF BASEBALL NOISES.
Philadelphia Lad Loud in His Voice
When the Game Grows Heated.
Philadelphia, Jan. 18. Few fans
outside of Philadelphia know that Ed
die Collins is not . only an Evers in
sound-making but in jawing and yelp
ing at the other performers. The im
pression seems to prevail that Collins
is a brilliant ball player but a silent
one. Far be it from such. Eddie is
one of the noisiest players in the busi--ness.
' His face is always open, and
some of these days he will inhale a
grounder if he isn't careful.
"iet a wiggle there! For the love
of Mike, do you think you are play
ing cnecKers : Aw. say. It l had a four
year old baby and he couldn't stop that
one. I'd disown him. What! Call that
base running? You look like a goat
tied to a post! Say, look at him now;
didn't slide and' caught standing up!
Hate to soil that nice, new uniform.
huh! G'wan, now, tell it to Sweeney,
you big ivory head!"
Thus doth Mr. Collins keep things
stirred up vocally throughout the
game, and the effect upon the Athletics
is the same as is produced by John
Evers' diatribes when he upbraids the
Cubs. And mtybe the Cubs didn't
miss that flow of language in the big
series! Zimmerman is no howler. He
went two weeks once without saying
anything except "Pleane pass the
salt," and what good' is that sort of
oratory for a world's championship?
DUFFY HAS FINE
STAFF OF PITCHERS.
High Class Left Handers to Help Out
Big Ed Walsh.
Hugh Duffy of the Chicago "White
Sox figures that he is going to bs
strong in the box during the coming
season, and purposes to work his left
handers otten.
"With Doc White, Ewing Young and
that j'oung man Baker from Spokane,
who won 2s out of 38 games pitched
last season," said Duffy, "I think the
White Sox will be there strong with
high class raft handers.
Then we have Lange and others.
without touching the king of boxmen,
for I think Ed Walsh has something on
all the other pitchers of the present
day. Walsh is a glutton for work, will
ing to go in and ave a game any day.
and has a remarkable influence for
good on a ball team.
"Then, too, Walsh is a very easy man
to handle and Is always working for
the team without a thought of his own
record. For execution and staying
powers, "Walsh is the king of pitchers."
DIGGER STANLEY'S HOME TOWN
IS NORWICH. ENGLAND.
Born There in 1882 Now in America
Aflter Bantamweight Champfonshio,
Digger Stanley, English bantam
weight champion, comes to this coun
try in quest of the bantamweight
championship of the world.
Stanley was born in Norwich, Eng
land, on February 28. 1882, and is
therefore not quite 28 years old. His
first battle, as a professional, was a 20
round vistory in 1901 over Owen Moran,
who so recently 'beat Battling Nelson.
The next year Digger fought eleven
times and won ten of his bouts. The
one he lost was a ten 'round contest
with Pedlar Palmer, -who at that time
held the English bantamweight title.
Stanley fous'nt 9 times in 19'iS, los
iner arain toPalmer in twelve rounds:
losing to and winning from George
Dixon in two six round battles, and
as'ain defeating Moran in 15 rounds. In
1904 lie fought two 15 round draws with
Jimmy Walsh of Boston and knocked
out several second raters.
Trio ppason of 1905 was a poor one
for Stanley. He lost the decision to
Moran in a 20 round bout before the
National Sporting club of London; lost
a s-ix round bout with George Moore,
and then came to America only to lose
the decision to Jimmy Walsh in a 15
round unpleasantness at Chelsea, Mass,
IN THE AUTOMOBILE WORLD
Pathfinder Blazes New Route Across Continent Races
In February on Jacksonville Beach Entry List Fill
ing for Indianapolis Speedway.
The pathfinder car, which left New
York for San Francisco under date of
November 22, under the direction of
the American Automobile association,'
has succeeded in establishing a new
transcontinental route between New
York and San Francisco, over a sec
tion of the country hitherto largely un
explored by automobilists.
The tourists reached the 'Golden
Gate last Friday, after a tour of 4,500
miles, a large portion of which was
over roads which, owing to the. time of
the year, were, almost impassable.
The conditions under which this
tour has been ma!e have created more
than usual interest.
The time of the year, the conditions
of the roads, the fact that hundreds
of miles were made over trackless
sand desert, added to the fact that a
bet of $6,000 had been' made that the
total mileage would be covered at a
cost not to exceed $3 per idays for up
keep, has created throughout the
country more than usual interest and
the enthusiasm of the San Francisco
automobilists was so great that it took
the form of an ovation, such as has
never before been tendered to any
transcontinental tourists when the
mud-stained car reached its destina
tion Friday.
Barney Oldfleld is to race in Mexi
co City over tha Peralvilie track Feb
ruary 18 and 19. with his "Blitzen"
car. William Pickens, manager for
the speed king, contracted to bring
Oldfleld and four racing cars. Old
field is in California, and has organ
ized a party to accompany him, in
cluding Jim Jeffries and Frank Chance,
captain-manager -of the Chicago Xa-tinfil-Leasiie-al!"4env
-The crowd
Digger lost to Al Delmont in 17
rounds in 1907... That same year ha
waa defeated by Bob Kernririck in nine
rounds. He has not lost a fight since
that time. He won from Sammy Kellar
in 1908 . and fougtit a 15 round draw
with "Walsh In 1909. Last year be drew
with Young Pierce in 20 rounds.knock
ed out Joe Bowkeri former champion,
in eight rounds and dfeated Johnny
Coulon In 20 rounds. . ,'
JUGGLING FIGURES
MAKES BASEBALL DOPE.
Jack Knight Discourses on the Great
American Sport.
''Baseball dope has furnished fane
and sporting writers with material
for all sorts of arguments and the
ories ever since the old . game dis
carded its swaddling clothes and took
its position as tihe greatest of all
American sports," says Jack Knight.
"Averages and past performances
make good reading during the idle
winter months. Their chief use is
to fill out the ranks of the so-called
best batting team, best fielding team,
etc. But their only real value up
sets that old' saw about figures never
lying. ) Baseball figures are the best
little liars on- earth and any manager
w4io built hie team simply from aver
ages would ibe yelping- for help be
fore the season was a month old. The
reason the dope doesn't pan out is
because you have to consider the luck
of the game and luck is one mighty
big factor in baseball.
When Fortune Smiles.
"When: a manager confides to you
fehiat he is 'gioing good or 'things are
breaking fine you can put a little bet
down that Dame Fortune has given
him her kindest smile. Ho wouldn't
call it that, but ould simply declare
he had 'Mt his stride. And that
same old Dame Fortune plays one
of the important parts in tha averages
nod the winning: of pennants. She
is the 'Dear Old Lady whom would
be .300 hitters are looking for, and
without her a successful season Is -a
forlorn hope.
"There is an element of luck in
every play on the bell field, tout it
figures to a greater extent in batting
than in fielding. Look over tine
averages of any good hitter in either
major league for a number of seasons
and note the difference in each year s
work. The players don't change, but
wnat tices.' luck, ine tiest ana tne
wort fie all affected, mora or less.
though the natural fitters, by sheer
force of ability, Overcome it to a great
extent.
'Just what percentage of luck en
ters into a game is iiard to figure
out: it is an unknown ouantlty that
comes and goe. You find It rigttt in
the thick of the ninth inning1 rally Uhat
sends the fans Jiome slapping one an
other on the back, and then again it
steals a game away that looked all
racked up and ready to be placed in
the won column. I may be putting it
strongly, but from actual experience
luck appears to be fully 30 per cent.
of a hall player's makeup, and as the
players make up the team, so baseball
has the same percentage of luck.
30 Per Cent. Luck.
"Take the average ball player,
about 50 per cent, of ability, 20 per
cent, of confldemce and 30 per csnt.
of luck, and you have a player that
will make good and make good in a
walk. Ability he must have the
minor leagues are full of men who
have been tried out and found -wanting.
No 'busher' can make good on
confidence or luck alone. He may
c-et a trial, but if the ability is not
there he goes to swell the chorus of
that song written by Tom Hughes,
the comedian of the Highlanders,
We'll Be Scattered in the Spring
time.'
''Many, . perhaps, will argue that
ability, and ability alone, is what
tnaJtea tne Hall trtaver tnat it ne nas
the goods luck will not cut mucn or
a, figure in his w-ork. However, Just
sit back and go over any old game
you car remember, and you'll find
that at some stage of that game a
luckv break turned the tide. TaKe,
,fnr instance, one of he games in the
series between the Higtiianaers ana
Detroit at the close of the 1909 sea
son. .
Cobb s Shoe String Catch.
"Detroit had lost two games of that
series and needed that last game bad
ly to stall off the rush the Athletics
were making for the flag. Summers
wan a. stumblinr block for seven in
nines, and then the Kilties started to
Mt everything he pitched. Three on
H.se. one man out ana two runs neea
ed to tie, every rooter was on his feet
and yelling and imporhrg Engle to hit
'er out. Big Hack Mt the ball on the
nose it sailed on a low line right to
center and looked like the rafest kind
of a safe hit. The roar that followed
was suddenly etopped by Cobb making
a .Im. trirvsr cutrlh of rhe ball. HOW
he errer came to be playing there was ,
nothing but lucK. lie was out or po
sition and should have been playing
deeper, but Just by good luck he
robbed Engle of a hit and saved that
game for Detroit."
To Try Thonoy at Second.
"Bullet" Jack Thoney, the Red Sox
outfielder of a few season back, re
ports his arm is O. K. and he is ready
to try out again with the aquad. His
year in the minors was a corker and
the whip is strong as ever bo he says.
The Boston management does not need
an outfielder and will try Thoney at
second base in case holdout Larry
Gardner continues as such.
Paddy O'Connor, the Pittsburg catch
er, ha3 returned1 to Windsor Locks af
ter a fishing trip In East Brookfield.
will arrive early in February, and
leave immediately after the races for
Havana. .
An automobile racing meet will be
hold on the beach at Jacksonville,
Fla., on Maroh 27 to 30, if the Amer
ican Automobile association sanctions
the races. An attempt will b made to
hold national stock chassis champion
ships at five and ten miles. The
tentative list of events calls for
twenty-four races, the most important
of whioh will be one for the world's
mile straightaway record of 27.33 sec,
which will be. for the speed king crown
and $1,000 in cash. Another purse of
$1,000 will be given to the winner of
a 200-mile race. Daytona has also
asked for a sanction covering March
27 to 30. It is believed, however, that
this place will be the scene of the
meet.
The speed requirement of 75 miles
per hour for the Indianapolis Speed
way races on Memorial day is caus
ing many car makers to think well be
fore they enter, as it is no easy mat
ter to send a car along at that pace
and make it perforate consistently.
The belief has been advanced by many
of the drivers who will compete in
tha long grind that an average, of bet
ter than 75 miles an hour will be made
and some have said that tha winning
car will be forced to make fully 80
miles on' tha average for the seven
hours' drive.
The entry list for the international
sweepstakes race is certain to swell
fast from this time on. The speedway
management is confident that another
8u days will see the list grow to fully
3d-cars, wiik.li is the required number
to make the race cerii
At present prices
conservative bonds
net the investor from
4 to 5 We
will send a list of
such investments on
request.
KIDDER, PEABODYr&CQ.
BANKERS
tIS DEVONSHIRE STREET
BOSTON
NORWICH TOWN
Letter from Rev. E. H. Smith De
scribes Work in China Endeavor
Social The Misses Kelley on West
ern Visit.
a
In a letter received Jan. 20 from
Rev. Edward H. Smith of Ing-hok,
China, he says:
"This morning as I stood for a mo
ment looking at Mrs. Smith and her
class in arithmetic gathered about our
dining room table and watched their
eager, happy faces, 1 eiaid again it is
worth while to give them the one
chance of becoming good, strong
Christian men. They are all new boy?'
this year a needy little group, and
during these weeks and months since
they came in March have made good
progress. Wh?n Mrs. Smith was
through the arithmetic hour, came the
singing TcBson. The houae rang with
their songH and tney knew all the
words of the hymns, too. Here will
be -something that will remain, with
them while memory lasts.
"We believe the touch or Christ on
the souls of these boys will do what it
did for Peter and James and Paul.
It has been doing Just thi thing all
through history since then, in every
land, in every age. It is doing the
same in China today, and in Japan and
Korea and India and Africa.
"We are"beginning the new building
for the boys school, which when com
pleted will enable us to receive one
hundred boys instead of thirty. We
are so thankful we could begin it, it
is so needed now. You will pray with
as that the money for it may be sent,
as at presant we have only partly
enough. Our sincere appreciation of
what Norwich Town friends are doin:
for these boys 'whom, not having seen,
you love, is an incentive to us.
Peanut Puzzle Party.
The social of tha Y. P. S C E. of
the First Congregational church which
was held in the chapel Tuesday even
ing took the form of a peanut puzzle
party. All sorts of peanut games were
played, peannut hunt, race, well, toss.
sticking and peanut Jackstraws. For
refreshments different peanut dainties
were served.
There were nut conundrums, puzzles
and other games on tables for all to
enjoy. The successful affair was in
charge of the social committee, of
which Frank Durr is chairman.
Noted Here and There.
Joseph Robinson of East Lyme was
a call-sr on friends in Bliss place this
week.
Mrs. Mary Gulliver went to Brook
lyn, N. Y., Thursday for a stay of sev
eral weeks.
Josenh Lillibridge of the Scotland
road is spending a week or two with
friends in Providence.
Henry Wood of Occum was the guest
racently of Mr. ana Mrs. vviinam -Mac
Connell of Bliss place.
Mrs. George Rooney and son, Wil
liam J. Rooney. of West Town street,
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visited friends in North franMln on
Tuesday.
Miss Marc all a Kelley of West Town
street and Miss Margaret Kellay of
Jewett City left Monday for La Sail,
111., where they will toa the guests of
relatives for some weeks.
There are many homes in Norwion
Town where the naxnea of Deacon and
Mrs. Lewis A. Hyde are spolcsn of M
no others are mentioned, and where
their friendly call and deeds win lone
be remembered.
STARS SELDOM BRIGHT
AFTER THEY CHANGE OWNSR8
List of Those Who Continue to Shine
is Very Short Some Exception.
The list of stavs fwho have continued
good ai'tttf- changing clubs is abort.
Among tnem are Lou Jriger, w&t tail
ed to enow form after iia had Veen
purchased by the Browns of -the Bad
Sox. Cy Young haw n't lived up to his
Boston reputation as a. Map. Jotwny
Bates, a star with tne Boston Na
tionals, failed to show the speed ex
pected of him with the 'PhJUiea. Cy
(Seymour, a star wira u"tnonnau. waa
only fair with tha OiaiUa. Jtutk Klei-
laow did not cotno up to nts iear xork
class with the Red -Sox laut season.
Oa the other band, the ordinary
playera who ware better off aftej" a
chance are many. .Oaorxa Moris-rty
did not ghosv his real clajj, until De
troit got him from New York. Jim
Delehanty was a better ' Tiger than
National, cy Morgan wao naroiy a.
fair pitcher with tha Red Sox. Ho
was a good one wiui vua .atmeuca Mt
season. Joe Iake never pttohad as
good ball for tha Yankees aa he dtd
lor the Browns. George McBrid m
a failure wita the 4jarainus, om w
leader with the National. Others irho
developed into high class player are
Harrv Steiufeldt, Jimmy Sfceckard.
Jimmy Archer, Elboi-feld, Jaka Stabl
and Ira Thomas.
NOTES.
Mike Finn has been offered tha Job
as scout for the Boston Americans.
Batten- candidates now engaged in
indoor work at the University of Penn
sylvania number 16.
Bill Young, who was constderad tha
mout likely man for catcher on the
Harvard nine, has left college. The
crimson seems to be well off on the
pitching end, as usual.
While Jack O'Erien of Philadelphia
was at Cadillac, Mich., last week he
signed Ad Wolgast for three fight-".
The battles are of six rounds each and
will be with Knockout Brown, Battling
Nelson and either Owen Moran or
Packey McFarland. The first one will
be on Feb. 8 with McFarland or Moran.
Next will coma Brown for Fob, 18.
Six days later Battling Nelson wilt be
taken on. Wdlgaet says he will get
$5,000 for each appearance.
Tiiere are annually killed in Africa
a minimum of 65,000 elephants, yield
ing a quantity of raw ivory the selling
price of whioh is $4,2D0,00O.
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