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DISCOVERED! AN ED WALSH THE SECOND
Ed Walsh was arrested today
and given one dollar to buy lunch
with by a kindly and pitying
But he wasn't the -Ed Walsh
you think if you happen to be a
Cubs fan probably hope. OH,
This Ed Walsh is 19 years old.
His home used to be in Indian
apolis. He didn't think a whole
lot of his home. He figured this
"Here am I, a kid with a name
more famous than Peruna, and
J'm only getting $10 a week and
a lot of abuse from my family for
staying out late at nights. By
golly, I'm going out to conquer
By way of conquering the
world, Ed came to Chicago and
got himself pinched by a heart
less copper for being without vis
ible means of support and sleep
ing in a box car.
Ed was brought before Judge
Wells today at the South Clark
street station. Wells asked his
"Ed Walsh, your honor," re
"Ed who?" demanded Wells,
reaching for his spectacles.
"Walsh," said Ed, "W-a-1-s-h,
"One year in the Bridewell for
trying to con the court," said l
Wells, being a White Sox fan,
knows and loves the Teal Walsh.
"But your honor" began Ed.
"But nothiner." said Wells.
"Your . name isn't Ed Walsh.
There is only one Ed Walsh in
the world, and he's a .grand man.
No copper would pinch him un
less he was born and brought up
on the West Side and had had a
littlevmoney on a recent series." I
"But" began Ed again. f
"But me no buts," said 'Wells.
"What's your real name " J.
"Ed Walsh," said Ed. r
"Now you're going to go to jail 1
for contempt of court," said "
Wells. "Or if not foil that you're I
going for using hop. What's
your name?" - '
"Ed Walsh," said Ed.
"What was your
name?" asked the judge.
"Ed Walsh," said Ed.
Walshes here," said the judge, i
"Where were you born ?" --
"Indianapolis," said Ed.
"O;o-o-h!" said Wells, "that'
explains it. I've heard of Indian
apolis. Now tell you,r story."
Ed told his pitiful tale of cruel '
hardship inflicted on a boy who -Jjore
an honored name.
"I pity you," said the judge at
the end. "I pity you sincerely.
I am going tq discharge you. I
also am going to give you a piece
"Change your name. If you
breeze around Chicago saying -your
name is Ed Walsh, some in-T
dignant South Sider may have
you taken to the detention hospi
tal for examination into your san-1 -ity,"
Then the judge slipped Ed
Walsh a dollar to get something
to eat, with.