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Mrs. Wilton's Expectations
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By JANE KICHARDSON
NEW PRESIDENT OF THE PHILADELPHIA CLUB.
Horace S. Fogel, a former newspaper man and sporting writer, took a
sudden leap into the baseball limelight when he became the head of the
Quaker team. He declares tne club has been purchased by business men,
who will run it In the interests of clean sport and denies that a syndicate
of magnates is behind him in the deal.
ALL STIRRED UP
SALE OF PHILADELPHIA TEAM
BIGGEST DIAMOND SENSA
TION IN YEARS.
TALK OF SYNDICATE BALL
Murphy of the Chicago Cubs Denies
That He Is Interested in the Deal,
But , Nevertheless, the Report Will
Not Down. '
This winter promises to be the
most Important In the history of base
ball and before the umpire Rives the
familiar order to "play ball" next
spring tho various fights between mag
nates and the quarrels of the players
for more salary and other concessions
some startling changes are expected.
The recent salo of the Philadelphia
National league team to a syndicate
headed by Horace Fogel, who has
been elected president, gave the ball
of trouble which had already started
to rollhig a, hard push, and is the big
sensation to date.
Because of the presence of Charles
W. Murphy, president of the Chicago
Cubs, in Philadelphia when the deal
was made. It was Immediately predict
ed that he was behind Fogel. Mur
phy denies It, but in such a way that
there Is serious question whether he
was not leaving something unex
plained. Charles P. Taft, brother of
the president, la Murphy's backer, and
It may yet develop that it was the
Taft purse that furnished the coin to
pay for the club. It was announced
that 1350,000 was tho price paid.
It was also announced that Finish
of the New York Giants and Dreyfuss
, of the Pittsburg Pirates were in the
deal with Murphy. This at once
raised the cry of syndicate baseball,
and brought forth the prediction that
the National league will be disrupted
If it is found that certain of the big
magnates are uniting to control all
the clubs. One report Eaid the clique
intended to buy tho St. Louis Cardi
nals and tho Boston Doves. Roblson
quickly said his team was r.ot for sale
and Doveymade the same kind of
talk. However tho report will not
down that a syndicate has been
formed to gain control, and Important
developments are expected any day.
Pittsburg fans were so wrought up
by the tactics of Murphy and others
that they urged Harney Dreyfuss to
withdraw the Pirates !rom the Na
tional league and Join tho American
league. Such a scheme if Curried out
necessarily would mean a ten-club
league or would crowd out one of I no
other teams. Naturally thought turtle 1
to Washington when it was suid that
one of the American lengue teams
would be dropped to let Pittsburg in.
Washington always has a tail end
team, but still the owners there make
Along with the report of the sale of
the Philadelphia team came the word
that Johnny Kllng, tho hold out Cub
catcher, would be engaged to manage
the new club. It was said that Fogel
had sent a check for $13,000 to Mur
phy for the purchase of Kllng. Out
in Kansas City Kllng Immediately
aid he knew nothing of the deal and
had no intention of playing baseball
again for any team except his own in
that city. Murphy has said that Kllng
would not be allowed to play baseball
with any teum except the Cubs. Kllng
often declared he never would return
to Chicago. Now If It develops that
Kllng goes to Philadelphia It will be
further evidence that Murphy Is In
the deal Hint resulted In the purchase
of the Quaker City team. Murray, the
manager of the Phillies, still has uu-
other year to serve under his con
tract, but according to good Informa
tion ho will get tho salary and bo
allowed to drop out when another
man is agreed upon for the place.
Morderai Brown, the most reliablo
of Cub pitchers, may Join the hold
outs unless President Murphy comes
through with the figure named by the
thieo-fingcred wonder. Brownie's con
tract expired at the close of the last
It Is said he received $4,500 straight
salary for the season's work, with a
promise of $1,000 more if he "made
good." He certainly did that and the
bonus undoubtedly will be forthcom
ing, although Brown has not received
it yet. Brown will ask for $G,000 next
season and the chances are he will
get it. He never has been one of the
pushing kind, nor has he done any
unnecessary talking about himself or
the pay he should command.
Are the Detroit Tigers due to slump
during the season of 1910?
No team in recent years In either of
the big leagues has been able to win
the pennant more than three times in
In the National the Pittsburg team
thrice copped the bunting and then
dropped out of the running for sev
eral years. Last summer the Pirates
came back Into their own and copped
the grand old rag. Are they due to
win it a couple of more times?
Chicago for three years won the
honors of the National, also twice
gathered In the world's championship.
It was the desire of Owner Murphy
and Manager Chance to set a new rec
ord by taking four straight, but their
hopes were blasted by tho superior
playing of the Pittsburg team.
In the American league Detroit has
captured the pennant three times in
succession, landing the honor in 1907,
190S and 1909. Can Jennings and his
team repeat and thereby smash tradi
tion? It is a tnuch-mooted question.
JcnnlngB is a resourceful chap and
he may bo able to turn the trick, but
there are many who bellevo that the
Tigers are doomed to disappointment
in the next campaign. Tho clever
move of the Detroit manager in get
ting Delchanty from Washington and
Jones from St. Louis late in the year
undoubtedly saved the Tigers'. Ross
in an and Schaefer were going and the
addition of the new men prevented
HEADS THREE I LEAGUE.
A. R. Tearney, who waa elected pres
ident of the Three I organization re
cently, hat gone to work to strength
en the league. He taya he recog
nizes no factions and will conduct the
league'i affairs for its best interests.
(Copyright, by Snort
Mrs. Wilton sat in consultation
with her three daughters the day aft
er her husband's funeral. Slio had
been a great belle in her girlhood
a largo florid woman, with an abun
dance of blonde hair. Tho two elder
girls, Cecilia and Kdlth, resembled
her, both in appearance and In the
indoleut good nature which was their
mother's chief characteristic. Susan,
the younger, had been named by her
father for his mother, and the name
suited her. Sho reminded one of
eoDie plain, old-fashioned flower. She
bad been born with the instinct of
helpfulness, and all her llfo had been
ready to do the tasks which others
shirked, or over which they rebelled
and grumbled. '
Her husband's sudden death had
been an overwhelming blow to Mrs.
Wilton. She was as helpless as a
baby, and the two elder daughters
scarcely less dependeut; there was
nothing by which either of the two
might have added to their Income.
"Cecelia might take up her music
again and fit herself for teaching,"
"There are already 27 music teach
ers' in Madison, mother," Susan Inter
posed. "There's your uncle Jabez, he
is certain to help us. Ho never for
gets us at Christmas, nor on any of
your birthdays. Though he hadn't
seen your father since he went out to
California, he was very fond of hliu
when they were boys, and he always
meant to visit us."
"No, lie won't forget us," Cecilia
"We can't depend upon that either,"
eaid the practical StiRiin, "he may 're
member' us, and he may not."
"You diHapprove everything," said
Kdlth. "What do you advise that we
Old Mr. Worthington.
shall march In procession to the poor
bonne, with mamma at the head?"
"What I propose," said Susan, un
hesitatingly, "Is that we turn this
house Into a boarding house."
There was an exclamation of hor
ror. They had always prided them
selveswith all their old-fashioned
hospitality on their excluslveness.
"Open the house to everybody and
anybody never," and they shook
their heads vehemently.
"To anybody that is respectable
and can pay," Susan replied, un
abashed. In tho end she had her way. The
house was soon filled with tho usual
floatsam and Jetsam that drift
through life, content with, or tem
porarily resigned to, tholr homeless
ness; the young rector of St. Jude's,
Miss Vantage, the principal of the
high school, a rich widow with her
two daughters, several young business
men, among whom was Richard Bur
rell, to whom Susan had been engaged
for a year. All were tractable and
reasonably well content, except old
There was but one room vacant
when he came, a small stuffy chamber
In the rear, but after much fault
finding he said that it would do. He
was exacting about the cooking, and
imperious in his demands for hot wa
ter, although Mrs. Wilton said plain
tively that sho could not understand
why, since he, apparently, used so lit
tle. But she grew accustomed to him,
as one gets used to a pinching shoe,
and turned him over to Miss Vantage,
who played chess with him occasion
ally. From her he learned of their
"expectations," and that their relative
in California had really sent them
the money with which to undertake
tho boarding house.
"More fool he," remarked the old
maa crossly, as he protested against
an unforeseen checkmate. "They're
a worthless pack."
"O. don't say that!" exclaimed tho
good-natured schoolteacher. "I'm sure
Miss Susan Is as good as gold."
"Well she's all right, maybe," he
admitted tentatively, inuklug another
Siuru-a Co., Ltd.)
unlucky move. It was true: Susan
w as as good as gold.
They had held their own and no
more. Susan had not expected to grow
rich, and was grateful that they had
not fallen Into debt. But tho house
had suffered; the furniture began to
show signs of hard usago; the car
pets were growing threadbare, and
the profits of the business would cer
tainly not enahlo her to replace them
when they were quite gone. And she
had ottier troubles. She had Insisted
upon releasing Burrell from hla en
gagement, arguing that his salary was
not uioro than sufficient for two. She
would not consent that he should be
burdened with tho support of her
mother and sisters, as hundreds of
other women had dono beforo hor.
Burrell, who was superintendent of
the electrlo light works, had to admit
that she was right, and, while ho re
leased her, he did so wltU the clear
understanding that he considered him
self still irrevocably bound, and
should continue to do so as long as
bIio lived, or until she married some
And, moreover, he came to board
with them, and found consolation in
seeing her constantly, and helping and
comforting her in a thousand ways.
He was especially fortunate In be
Ing ablo to mollify old Mr. Worthing
ton, listening patiently to his com
plaints and his Interminable stories,
und.he even relieved Miss Vnntago at
chess, permitting himself to bo beaten
with tho utmost amiability. But his
indulgence drew tho lino nt the old
man's criticism of the house and its
management. Not only did he stop
him, but he Intimated pretty plainly
that he was ungrateful. "I reckon 1
am," he replied, gruffly, "but I haven't
any patience with their fool talk aboul
their rich kin; I don't believe they
This, however, was to be at last
proved beyond cavil. Mrs. Wilton re
ceived a letter from Jabez Wilton's
agent In San Francisco he nevei
wrote, himself; he always telegraphed.
The letter stated that Mr. Jabez Wil
ton would start east that morning,
and bo with them five days later.
Mighty preparations began at once.
Mrs. Wilton insisted upon giving up
her own room to Uncle Jabez, and
went to the expense of buying a new
carpet and new curtains; she also
brought out the few remaining relics
of their former prosperity pictures
and bric-a-brac and embroidered
The eventful day came, dull and
threatening, with a biting east wind.
A Are crackled in the grate, casting
rosy shadows upon the wall and cell
ing of the cheerful room, which waa
In readiness for its prospective occu
pant. At the lust moment Susan had
filled a bowl with splendid yellow
chrysanthemums and placed It upon a
table by tho window.
The train was due at four o'clock,
and Burrell and Susan had gone to
the station, hoping to recognize the
expected arrival by somo Bort of In
tuition. Mrs. Wilton ran upstairs nfter they
had gone to see if any thing needful
had been forgotten in the guest cham
ber. On the threshold she detected an
unmlbtakable odor of tobacco. She
opened the door and stood transfixed.
There sat old Mr. Worthington in
his shabby dressing gown, lounging in
the armchair, smoking his pipe, his
slippered feet on the fender.
Newspapers were scattered about,
and he had been lying on the lounge,
as the disordered pillows made evi
dent. "Well, really, Mr. Worthington!"
said Mrs. Wilton, her eyes flashing
she knew him to be capable of any
thing "I must say that this is un
pardonable." She was always ladylike.
He turned and glanced at her calm
ly over his shoulder, and did not stir.
"Sit down, Arabella," he said at
length, "and don't excite yourself. "
Arabella Indeed! Addressing her
by her Chrlstlon name! He had never
been quite so impertinent as this.
She walked across the room and
stood beside him, panting with indig
nation. "I've a right here," he said with un
usual mildness. "I'm the man you've
fixed up this room for, and Susan will
not find me at the station. I've been
in your house Eome time, as you'll al
low." Mrs. Wilton did not in the least
comprehend what he was saying; she
was so dazed that sho could not
"This has been done before," ha
went on, "I've read about it. I wanted
to make certain as to who and what
you all were before entering Into an
arrangement that I might regret. Sit
down, do." And thus urged, she
dropped limply Into a chair beside
htm. The truth at last dawned upon
her, but she could only lopk at him in
"You've been really kind and pa
tient und I've tried you purposely.
I liko you, Arabella and Susan. She
may have this house, if you agree
it will be Just the thing and you and
the other girls may go back to Call,
fornla with me, If you have no better
Mrs. Wilton had no better plan; and
It wag so arranged.
By JULIA BOTTOM LEY.
TWO lovely examples of mourning hats are pictured hero made of the two
materials most favored for mourning wear, crape and silk grenadine, The
hat of English crape, shown in Fig. 1, Is a perfect example of the millin
er's art using this exquisite material as a means of expression. The en
tire hat is covered with crape, the brim mndo of narrow parallel folds. The
crown has wide folds for its covering also a drapery of crape with a large
buckle of dull Jet, serve as a mounting for the pompon of down feathers and
aigrette mounted at tho left side.
In shape, this hat Is graceful and of a kind that will not soon be out of
style. Such shapes should be selected for mourning, as good mourning fabrics
are very durable and will outlast the accepted periods of mourning, lf well
selected. English crape should be chosen, as It Is manufactured to withstand
moisture which is ruinous to crapes not protected against It In this particular
fabric, the English excel all other manufacturers and the great modistes who
specially design mourning use this crape. It Is tho most beautiful of the
fabrics used for mourning.
Silk grenadine Is equally popular, although not universally recognized as
first mourning. There is much latitude in the selection of fabrics, however,
and many persons prefer grenadine to any other. The hat and veil shown in
Fig. 2 are of this beautiful fabric. It is also of English manufacture, although
the English send to various parts of the world Including America for tho
materials necessary to make and dye both crape and grenadine. This mate
rial Is manufactured waterproof. This Is very necessary in order that the rain
or snow may not spot the grenadine. One can easily test the material by
Immersing It in water. If properly made the dye will not run and the fabrlo
will remain unchanged. Crape should be subjected to the same test. The
crimp Is not affected by water and its color remains unchanged.
This elegant dress Is carried out in
champagne suede cloth, and Is a fit
ting princess, tucked under the arms.
A band of braided cloth trims the low
er edge of princess where the mate
rial is slightly draped, below this the
skirt part la plaited, the plaits being
stitched down a few Inches. A hand
some braiding design surrounds the
yoke of tucked silk, which Is also
trimmed with braid and small buttons.
The sleeve Is long, tight fitting, and
trimmed to match.
Hat of black beaver, trimmed with
a feather mount.
Materials required: 6V4 yards cloth
48 Inches wide, 4 dozen yards braid,
Vi yard tucked silk.
Twenty-Inch Rope of Pearls.
The fashion In length icr a string ot
pearls Las changed. K was once 14
incuts, then 16; now tht correct string
.nt it uiviuure 20 Incbea.
NOW THE ROBIN HOOD HAT
Style That Divides Favor with What
la Known as the Prairie, of
Felt and Suede.
Millinery Is one of the most Impor
tant features In the toilette of the
woman who wishes to be well dressed,
and to-day the cult of the plain hat Is
as carefully considered as the elabo
rate, the subject being as Inexhaustible
as the budget Itself. The craze for
beaver still continues, but It Is safe
to predict that as the winter ap
proaches black will lead the van,1
adorned with cinnamon and royal blue
ostrich plumes for visiting and velvet
for morning wear. The Robin Hood
hat is the latest shape to make Its de
but carried out In this charming ma
terial. As will be remembered, the
hat worn by the famous outlaw of this
name was turned up on one side, had
rather a high crown, and was trimmed
with two long quill like feathers. The
smart mondalne, although retaining
the shape, has substituted a rosette ot
tinsel and a tuft of breast plumage
for the feathers. For traveling It will
divide honors with the prairie hat,
which is fashioned of felt and relieved
with a band of suede of a contrasting
shade. From the Tatler.
A Golden Feather.
It can be made of an old quill from
which the battered feathers have been
Gold tree Is sewn as a scant ruffle on
each side, the end being slightly
You have no Idea how effective this
is on a fur turban. From this idea a
departure Into the realms ot silver,
bronze or Jeweled lace can be made,
and at little cost.
This quill, with a band of braid or
lace to match, will furnish sufficient
trimming for a velvet or fur toque.
This Is new, and because of Its un
obtrusive pattern can be used In great
quantities without fear of overdecora
tion. The pattern Is woven In such a way
that an uucertaln shadowy effect Is
produced. It Is especially lovely in
black and cream. The black shadow
lace Is used over black net and a
white satin undersllp. The cream la
effective over pale tints In evening
Gobelin Green Again.
The hats of this winter will again
show that entrancing shade of green
known as gobelin. It will be used
In thick, short plumes and thick Ions
ones, Uuv nut In ribbons or motra.
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