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Chas. W. Murphy, former president
of the Cubs, has purchased the West
Side ball park here and the National
league, park in Philadelphia. He will
hold them for investment Murphy
formerly owned a half interest in
each plot of ground.
Kid Williams knocked out Alf
Mansfield, English bantam, in the
fifth round at Baltimore.
Workouts at the Hawthorne track
convinced the experts that fast time
will be made in the coming race
meet Several of the star entries
galloped around the track for the
first time yesterday and their owners
It is likely that ten horses will start
in the derby Saturday. Dodge, Geo.
Smith and Faux Col, all derby win
ners, lead the classy field. Entries
for the Hotel Sherman handicap, an
added feature for Saturday's open
ing, closed today.
George Smith went one and a quar
ter miles in 2:07 yesterday, and
Dodge and Franklin, both of the
Weber & Ward stable, did a mile in
1 :39. The veteran railbirds take this
as an indication that the Hawthorne
track has not been affected by long
years of idleness.
Eighty-one horses arrived yester
day. Williams Bros, led the list with
fourteen thoroughbreds. The entries
included many horses that have hung
up good records at Kentucky tracks
AINT NATURE WONDERFUL
"I have written a poem on " The
editor looked up wearily. The blue
eyed blonde young woman was mer
ciless. "I have written a poem on
'The Old Red Barn on the Farm'
and " The weary look disappeared
from the editor's face. "Ah! Delight
ed! Written on the old red barn, eh?
Fine! I'll be going along by the farm
in a day or so and I'll stop at the old
red barn and read it."
Heavy eating, like heavy drinking,
The only way to enjoy a ball game,
Allen, is to buy the box score edition
of the game and perch yourself out
.among the rocks on the break wall.
We bet it would even get a rise out
of an Egyptian mummy to have to sit
in the grand stand and try to watch
the gaoie with those peanut, pop
corn, pop-peddling auks with the
steam shovel feet plowing all over
First the umpire starts to an
nounce, the batteries. "The batt-rees
for today's game are here ya are,
gents, get your fresh buttered pop
corn, a jitney a sack!! How many?
He's right in back of you. Then
he steps on your derby and shoots
the chutes down over your chest and
lands like a kit of plumber's tools on
Whenever an exciting play comes
off the auk is right in front of you
with his dry goods box sized basket
and he stops to see the play. When
it's over he turns around and the
basket wallops you on the side of the
tooth-holders and knocks your fresh
ly lighted cigar over the bleachers.
Will the person who suggested
putting slot machines in the ball
parks step forward and receive his
Valuable Belgian paintings have
been rolled in cloth, inclosed in
water-tight metal tubes and sunk in
the Scheldt river.