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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 25, 1912, Image 14

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running Pullmans were now
heaps of wreckage, from which
sounded pijtiful groans.-
In the white house .with the
green blinds in a to'wn 3Qtf miles
further on, a woman with brown
hair and blue eyes sat beside sC
table sewing. Across from her
sat a prosperous looking ,man
reading the evening paper. Eyery
now and then the womaa's eyes
glanced across at him contented-
A happytfaced little chap 3
' years old piayed,with a dog on
the hearth rug. Mary Hammers-
r ley's second husband was -a
shrewd tiusines's man. He had
provided her with all the com
forts of life and a few vt its lux
uries. Her face ""betokened her
placid satisfaction.
A group'-of men with glim
mering lanterns stumbled over
the smoldering debris ( of the
heaped up ruins at the end pf
what had once been a train of
cars. All was silent save for the
fr natter of raindroos which had
mercifully come to quench the
blaze started when the wreck
came. Suddenly one of 'the men'
flashed his lantern upon a heavy
beam. Beneath it a man's white
face shone -Jp. It was John Ham
mersley. On his face was a peace
ful, happy smile.
,x,rMust-been hvin' some
mighty pleasant thoughts of
it.- i ii. t- , if
some Kina wnen, tne smasn came,
said one 01 tne trainmen, drawing
a rough sleeve across his wet
It fe estimated that the people '
contribute something like twelve
millions" of dollar,, annually, to
.baseball. Tfilsisajargesum, but
it is well spent.
Thtf'game draws office and
store workers but into the fresh
lairsmd sunshine and, consequent
ly, makes them better folks atid
more profitable to their employ
ers. It draws the employers out
there, too, away from their wor
ries, and, consequently "makes
tthem better employers. Indeed,
some manufacturers have found it
wise and'profitableto close their
.factories part of-the day, once a
week, m- order that their empiby-
Fes may "take in the game."
', -Americans work too fast, live
too fast. Brains or hands are uh-
der a strain all the time. 'There
are more relaxation arid health on
a regular bleacherSeat than can v
begotin forty drug stores or doc
tors' offices. Conservation of na
tural resources, on which the na-
tionpends tens upon tens of mill-
'ions, is a great thing, but conser
vation of human energy is a
"Go out to the game!" is
sound medical and moral advice.
So go ! Itfever mind if you don't -understand
the fine points, Go out
and eat peanuts and watch your
compatriots wnen .tney naven t
anything on hatid save the glorir
ous task of "rooting."
p-o o
-Some men will cheat even in a
game of solitaire. , i

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