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BASEBALL GETS WALLOP.
St. Louis, Mo., July 30. Nine
tenths of the population of Amer
ica, President Taft, Vice Presi
dent Sherman, nearly all the
members of Congress, Supreme
Court justices and big business
men have "addled" brains and are
useless, according to the dictum
of Rev. Louis Scott de Burgh, a
St., Louis pastor.
Rev. de Burgh gained his
knowledge of baseball by watch
ing the Browns and New York
Highlanders play a double-header
Sunday, so he is not to be greatly
blamed for his sour outlook on
"The game is an American ver
sion of the "Mexican bull ring,"
declared Rev. de Burgh.
"It is very superficial," he con
tinued. "The intense excitement
causes nervousness and irritation
of temper, and renders a young
man, or woman less useful to his
or her employer for the rest of the
week. It is just as much a crime
to be a baseball fanatic as it is to
be a drunkard."
The minister showed that he
was "wise" to the game by de
claring that he didn't think the
Browns were much of a team.
He added that if a preacher deliv
ered a bad sermon-people would
not go to hear him, but that the
St. Louis park was always crowd
ed, even though the Brown's won
only every second Sunday.
""That is a sign of insanity. No
fan ever said, 'amen'' as loud in
church as he cheers at a ball
game. No baseball fanatic has
even been a big man in the affairs'
of the country, because his brains
became addled and useless from
the nervous strain."
President Taft sets himself up
as one of the country's real fans,
but Rev. de Burgh avers his "ad
dled" remark was not caused by
reading the views of the progressives.
OUR PRECISE ARTIST.
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A stern rebuke.
"Now, boys," said a teacher,
"the word 'stan' at the end of a
word means 'place of.' Thus we'
have Afghanistan, the-place of the
Afghans; also Hindustan, the
place of the Hindoos. Now can
any one of you give me another
MYes, sirafiswered the small
est boy proudly. "I can. Umbrei
Iastan, the place for umbrellas 1"
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