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The day book. [volume] (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 29, 1913, Image 12

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make him a big league star. He is
hitting .285, is a good tranter and dar
ing base runner.
Leary is -not a big man, as first
basemen go, iut he is playing the
best first base the league has ever
seen. He is a right-handed thrower,
handles the ball and bis feet in good
shape and so impressed McAllister,
the Cleveland scout, that he bid for
Leary started as a catcher for Con
nie Mack two years ago, but was
turned over to Savannah, Ga. Utica
bought him as a .catcher and an acci
dent sent him' to first, where he has
remained. He is a good batter, hit
ting right-handed.
"Finners" Quinlan, left fielder of
the Scranton team, seems a big
league sure shot in 1914. He has
played professional ball two years
with his home town, and a losing
team. In any other place Quinlan
would hit better than .280, his pres
ent average. He has been looked over
by scouts, and Bobby Lowe of Detroit
is impressed with him.
Bill Donahue, winning pitcher of
the Hamilton, Ont., club is the best
pitcher in the Canadian League. This
is his first year as a professional. He
is a right hander and a big fellow,
only 20, and noted for hiB splendid
control and speed.
Joe Tinker, manager of the Reds,
is on his way to Kansas City, where
his wife, who was thought to be
convalescing after serious illness at
her home here, is again in dangerous
Second Baseman Vitt of Detroit
is seriously ill with grip, and may be
out of the game for the remainder of
the season.
Brooklyn has purchased Jeff Pfef
fer, pitcher from the Grand Rapids,
Mich., team. He will join at the close
of the Central League season.
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Time for Weston to retire. Clara
Mitchell has walked from New York
to Oakland, Cal., on high French
heels'. She's a poetess, too.
And now they've got to again jaw-,
ing back and forth at each other,
down East, over discovery of a girl
who, while pursuing musical educa
tion, lived for 20 weeks at a cost
not exceeding 50 cents per week for
There's really nothing remarkable
about this case,. The girl has "an
artistic temperament" and somebody
has told her that she will be grand
opera singer, if she studies hard and
diets harder.
Given a girl with much conceit,
some ambition to "go on the stage"
and an "artistic temperament" and
you have a party who can exist for
some time on 50 cents or 50 cents'
worth of real food per week. Flat
tery and music are the main food of
such, and physicians will testify that
it is wonderful how long some of
them can exist on a mere moiety of.
more material food. They simply live
on their spirits, or temperament, or
whatever it is that enables them to
exist on ambition to reach high "C"
when it's high bacon that they really
need. But the consumption of vitality
is rapid, just the same, and, in many
instances, the end comes in the sani
tarium. After all, the question is not
as to what a girl can live on, but as
to what it is best that she should live,
We have to consider the underpaid
and underfed girls, but of the very
highest importance is consideration
of the effect of their condition upon
the nation and humanity in general.
That a girl in the soul-absorbing pur- 1
suit of music cares for food to the
extent of only 50 cents' worth per;
week proves nothing, and it would
make no argument against a demand
for $50 worth of food per week for
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Ex-Hero Ah, my boy, when I
played Hamlet the audience took fif
teen minutes to leave the house!"
Vicious Ex-Comedian (coldly) Was .
he lame?

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