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Oil THE BOARDWALK
Anita's Pink Dress Was Mighty
By ELLA RANDALL PEARCB.
Br a strange coincidence. Just as
the clock was striking 8 that balmy
(ummer night. Miss Anita Wallace
tarted out for a solitary stroll from
tie north end of the boardwalk,
while at the south end, Mr. Franklin
Sholes, having shaken off his gay
friends at his hotel, lighted a cigar
and sauntered moodily northward.
The strangeness of It lay in the fact
that only forty-eight hours before
these two young people had quarreled
and parted forever, as each one pas
sionately affirmed. , ,
"I shall go to the Canadian forests
and you may never hear of me again,"
was Sholes' parting shot, v
"I'm going abroad with the Mac
Phersons!" called out Anita, mocking
Each one believed in the other's in
tention, but after a day spent in mis
erable reflection decided that a broken
heart could best be mended nearer
home, so, doubtless actuated by sim
ilar reasons, both the dejected "lovers
once, but strangers now" had migrat
ed to the popular shore resort where
a year ago their courtship had begun
and run happily through a wonderful
Anita's thoughts were traveling
backward as she slowly pursued her
way with her pensive face turned to
ward the sea. What was the shifting
throng of pleasure seekers to herT
What did she have in common with
the 'festive world, where In every di
rection that her glances turned she
saw couples arm in arm, fond-eyed
and smiling? Franklin Sholes was
on his way to Canada and she was
"After all, I was foolish to come
here of all places," reflected Anita.
"I don't want to care for ' him any
more. I want to forget, and there's
nothing like stirring up old memories
to make folks remember. And those
were happy ' times! But he has
changed and I hate a stingy man!"
Some distance ahead a solitary
figure leaned over the narrow railing
and tossed a half-finished cigar into
"Tastes like a stogie," muttered
young Sholes. "Well, I suppose Miss
Anita Wallace Is on the high seas to
night. The sight of the ocean gives
me the blues what did I come down
here for. anyway? Brings back the
old dayswhen Anita was so dear and
sweet. Society's spoiled her and I
hate a frivolous, extravagant woman!
Besides, my income would not sup
port her. Glad I found it out In
Then, as he leaned over the dark,
lapping water, his meditations keyed
to their melancholy music, he re
called Anita as he had seen her last
a dazzling figure In pale pink, with
delicate hand-embroideries of deeper
rose shades flecked with crystal beads
a beautiful gown, but quite incon
sistently worn by a young woman of
There had been other times when
bis practical mind had revolved
around the perplexing subject of his
sweetheart's attractive and, as it
seemed to htm, extravagant wearing
apparel. It was Sholes' frank criti
cism that had started the quarrel that
nded so disastrously. How defiant,
how tantalizing Anita had been, and
how harshly she had forced him to
; "Oh, well, she'd be no wife for a
poor man. Vanity and extravagance
have broken up many a home. But
perhaps I might have expressed my
self mora diplomatically. Anita's
young and has been flattered a lot.
And that pink dress was mighty be
coming." ; Then ha continued his way. Mean
while Anita, hoping to find diversion
for her Jaded mind, had turned In at
one of the little Japanese bazars that
bordered the boardwalk, where the
regular evening auction sale was In
The place was thronged, but she
found a single front seat at one side
where the glib auctioneer's interest
ing prattle came plainly to her. He
was disposing of some-Jlne linens; a
mall Oriental rug followed, and after
that the nimble assistant brought
put some gay flat boxes that dis
bursed soft folds of radiant color.
"Little silk scarf, made In, Japan,
all hand embroider," chanted the
auctioneer. "Here's a beauty what
you call that color? Yes. 'Merican
Beauty. . It Is most suitable for 'Meri
can beauty yes, it will make lovely
the lady who wear It How much you
offer? Anything to start how much
for this 'Merican Beauty scarf? Five
dollar, thank you all dat? It is hand
embroider, not machine, you under
stand? Ten dollar, thank you. Do
I hear more?"
! Because of her bitter, restive mood,
Anita became suddenly possessed of a
desire to possess that lovely, silken
thing, flaunting at her Its rosy pink
sheen and delicate embroideries. Two
nights ago she had worn an em
broidered rose pink gown.
"Twelve," called somebody on the
other aide of the bazar. "Thirteen."
stammered Anita, close at the auc
tioneer's side, and, when the word
waa repeated, two or three higher bids
were made. The auctioneer nodded
his bead toward the far corner.
. "Do I hear more? Eighteen, thank
you. Eighteen Is bid, eight"
, "Twenty," said Anita, her pulses
thrilling with the spirit of the contest
-"Twenty do I hear maw? Twenty-
The auctioneer's look of inquiry
was answered by a nod from her dis
tant opponent and, when his glance
swung around again, Anita snapped
her eyes affirmatively. So they si
lently bid against each other, she and
the unknown In the far corner, while
the pattering talk went on.
"Twenty-eight," agreed Anita, at
last with an uncomfortable feeling of
getting beyond her 'depths. "Thirty,"
nodded the unknown. Anita sank back
with a little gasp of mingled disap
pointment and relief. No, she would
not bid again, but oh! how she wanted
that lovely rose-leaf scarf from old
She looked curiously at the last bid
der as she slipped out to the board
walk again. Box In hand, he faced
"You!" gasped Anita.
The hot color swept over her face
and her slim figure stiffened.
Oh! Then you you great Scot
Anita, how could I know?" Then
Franklin Sholes began to laugh up
roariously. "Hush! Everybody's looking at us.
They'll all understand if if "
Anita suddenly sped away as if on
wings and Sholes rapidly followed
until, in the shadows, he overtook her.
"Why, listen to me, Anita. I'm sor
ry, but say, are you laughing or cry
ing?" "Both! I never knew of anything
so ridiculous in all my life. You were
going to Canada "
"And you to Europe "
"And we both came here and bid
against each other on a foolish
little thing a pink embroidered ar
ticle!" Anita slowly emphasized each de
scriptive word, and then there was an
expressive silence. Involuntarily they
drew nearer each other with wistful.
searching glances and their hands
reached out to clasp fervently.
"Forgive me!" said Franklin, husk
ily. "That other,. too, was a foolish
thins; to quarrel about And Just to
show you how I felt about it tonight
Anita, I bought this scarf to send to
The girl's dark eyes were misty
with tears as she folded, the gift to
her bosom. How unjust she had been
when she called him "Btingy!" Sure
ly he deserved a full confession.
"Franklin, I want you to know-
tonight is the first time In my life
I was ever really extravagant I
always help with my dresses, and.
Franklin, I can make my own hats!
I can copy a Paris model so you
wouldn't know the difference and I
Just glory in "being economical! Oh.
I've often been amused to see you
wondering at my little fineries. But
the idea of your paying thirty dollars
for that Japanese trifle when we
might have had it for fifteen!"
"Who cares?" cried Sholes, reck
lessly. "It's for my 'Merican beauty.
HE HAD DECIDED TO STAY
Ole'a Discharge Indefinitely Post
poned, and for Really a Very
Ole had been the man-of-all-work
about the Randall place so long that
he considered himself a fixture, and
had begun to assert his own ideas In
the management of things, wherever
he could. One eccentricity he prac
ticed was that of denying the family
to visitors whose appearance was not
pleasing to him. One Sunday a friend
drove up in his car and seeing Ole
near the gate, asked if Mr. Randall
was at home.
"No, they bane out" calmly replied
As a matter of fact the Randalls
were all at home lounging around In
lieu of something more Interesting to
When the occurrence was brought
to light the next day on the telephone
Mrs. Randall was very much exas
perated over It and called the man to
"Why did yon do such a thing. Ole?
she asked. "Don't you know that man
Is the manager of the Colossal rail
road?" Ole looked a bit sullen for a second.
"Aye knew It" he said knowingly,
"aye knew he was something on a
railroad a conductor, a brakeman or
something aye yust knew It"
This Incident repeated, the Ran
dalls served notice on Ole that he was
no longer needed about the place. The
day came for him to leave and Mrs.
Randall found him working diligently
weeding the garden.
"When are you going?" she inquir
"Oh, aye tank aye won't go at all."
he replied, without stopping his work.
"Aye tank aye will stay now." And
William Lyon Phelps, Yale's bril
liant professor of English literature,
was discussing, at a dinner In New
Haven, the significance of words.
"Some words," he said, "have a his
tory, and a knowledge of their his
tory gives them a richer meaning.
Take, for example, the word laconic
"Philip of Macedon was threatening
"It I enter your city. he said. I
will level it to the dust'
" 'If!' was the Laconlans' reply.
"And the pointed brevity of that re
ply Is imbedded In our word 'laconic'
like a fly in amber."
"In that millionaire's life' history
written for the benefit of young men.
I noticed he put great emphasis on
the need of forming thrifty habits."
"He said that when he began Ufa,
he made it a point even when he waa
only getting five dollars a week, to
save tea out of it."
BRIGHT FUTURE FOR
sv fLf" 'SrVjfcw5S 1
Jeff Tesreau of
Of all the pitchers who broke into
the major leagues this season Jeff Tes
reau of the Giants looks the most
promising. His no-hit game against
the Pnils recently stamps him as a
man possessing the goods.
Tessy has the gigantic build and the
strength of a mighty twirler. Like Ed
Walsh he is ideally constructed for a
spit-ball hurler. Unlike Walsh, he
came into his own the first year it
took Walsh about two seasons before
he really got going.
During the early part of the season
Tesreau was a delight and a despair to
McGraw. "He seems to have every
thing a pitcher should have, yet he
don't seem to be coming across," the
Giant boss is reported as saying.. But
today. Tessy is McGraw's chief reli
ance. HOW JENNINGS GOT STARTED
Leader of Detroit Tigers Worked Hla
Way From Pennsylvania Coal
Mine to Bar.
Hughey Jennings came out of a coal
mine without much education or much
of anything else. He saw in baseball
a chance for something better and he
worked both on and off the field to im
prove himself and hla people.
After he got through playing ball be
cause bis arm wore out he coached
Cornell, studying law at the same
time, and eventually graduated. When
he Is not leading his team and tearing
up grass on the base-lines he la the
head of the firm of Jennings & Jen
nings, attorneys at Scran ton, Pav, near
where he crawled out of an anthracite
mine to become leader of two great
He 1b quite a skillful lawyer and
they say when he sticks up one leg,
doubles his fists and yells '"e yah" at
a Jury the opposing attorney quits.
Hard Hitting Pitcher.
BUI McCorry. pitcher, made two
hits, one a double, the other a single,
In one inning, when sent In as pinch
hitter for the San Francisco team re
cently. Pitcher Kellogg Killed.
Albert Kellogg, former schoolboy
pitcher, who had a tryout with the Pi
rates this spring, was shot and killed
by a cowboy in Montana recently. He
was once with Providence.
:i-0 xV-- TLj&ami"
BIG JEFF TESREAU
New York Giants.
Like other wise managers, this Mo
Graw can spot budding talent and is
patient during its development. Look
how he waited two years while Rube
Marquard was getting back Into his
stride. He was willing to wait that
long or longer for Tesreau, but this is
one time he didn't have to hang
Some day Tesreau probably will be
called the "King of Pitchers," a proud
title held the last ten years by Messrs.
Mathewson, Brown, Walsh, Johnson
and Wood in the order named. The
kings of former days are fewer be
cause they stretched over a longer pe
riod of time. Look 'em over Rad-i
bourne, Spalding, Clarkson and Rusie,
Perhaps we have missed a dozen or
so, but no harm is done in the telling-
Boston fans now want to buy Jake,
Stahl an auto.
Butler, who went from St Paul to
Pittsburg, made good In fine style.
Larry Lajoie says Walter Johnson,
la a better pitcher than Joe Wood.
Gonzales, the Cuban, who has been'
signed by the Boston Nationals, can't;
Herzog of the Giants Is going to at
tend the agricultural school at Cor
nell this winter.
Hughie Jennings is spending much
of his time telling how he missed hav
ing Jeff Teasreau.
Critica say the Giants don't like
speed and especially are weak against
a fast one with a hop to it
Cleveland has bought the Waterbury
club of the Connecticut league and
will use it for farming purposes.
Harry Wolter does not look for any
trouble with his bad leg next year as
the result of his Injury this season.
Mike Mowrey of the St Louis Na
tionals is sure to be traded before
spring If Roger Bresnahan has hla
The applause that greeted George
Stovall every time he appeared on the
Naps' field this summer broke Davis
Ban Johnson is after George Hil de
brand from the Pacific Coast league
to join the American league staff next
The Giants have seven batters bat
ting better than .300. while the Red
Sox have but four. Tres Speaker
leads them all with .391.
The Highlanders new third base
man, Del Paddock, is a natural left
handedbatter, but switches when hit
ting against a southpaw.
-Experts who sized up Pitcher
Schegg, the Nebraska Indian whom
Clark Griffith sent to Atlanta, de
clared that he had nothing but a wind
up. Fielder Jones is reported to have
ruled the Northwestern league with
an Iron hand the past summer and will
have a fight on his hands to be re
elected this fall.
Clark Griffith is not regarded as a
hard luck leader any more. He has
taken his place as one of the real
brainy managers because of his great
showing this year.
CATCHES GAME FOR QUARTER
'Bradley Kocher of Detroit Tigers l
Called From Grandstand to Earn
Had the manager of the Easton
team of the now defunct Atlantic
league refused to give Jack Kocher,
.now second catcher of the Detroit
iteam, the 25 cents that he paid to
(witness a game at Easton In 1909 the.
jTigers would probably be without one)
of the best young backstops in the,
game. That was the only condition)
jon which he would catch for Easton,
when he was picked out of the standi
jafter the only catcher that team had)
was crippled by a foul. '
It is the merest bit of luck thatj
igave Kocher his start in baseball,
'it happened this way. Kocher lived!
jat White Haven, near Philadelphia,!
land a short distance from Easton. ' A;
big, husky farmer's boy drifted Into
jEaston to visit his cousin, said boy,
'being Kocher, on a day when the
Easton team was playing a double
jheader against Sunbury, another At
lantic league team.
The cousin . suggested that they
ispend the afternoon at the ball game
land Kocher, who was something of a
catcher in White Haven, agreed to
go along. In the seventh Inning of
the first game Catcher Barret was
'put out with a bunged finger and the
game was about to be called off when
the cousin tipped the manager off to
the fact that Kocher could catch,
j Kocher didn't want to catch . a
jgame that he had paid to see, and
fo informed the manager, making
he proposition that he would catch
Ef he received his quarter back. : An
igreement reached, he put on Bar
ret's uniform and caught eleven in
nings, of star baseball. The follow
jing day Lave Cross, the old Athletic
jand Washington third baseman, came
jto Easton . with his Mount Carmel
team. Kocher threw to all the bases
with such speed and ease that Cross.
Jtold Connie Mack and Kocher has
Shad a job ever since.
PITCHER LOSES LITTLE TIME
Brooklyn Twirler Accomplishes Not
able Feat in Recent Game With
Pitcher Ragon of the Brooklyn Dodg
;ers is one of the fastest working
jtwirlers in the National League. In a
Jrecent game with the Cincinnati Reds
but one hour and ten minutes were
peeded to enable Ragon to defeat the
westerners. Ragon omits all unnec
essary flourishes and keeps right at
Work all the time he is In the box,
pever taking a breathing spell, nor al
lowing his catcher any rest
Triple Play Unassisted.
First Baseman William Rapps of the
Portland Baseball club of the Pacific
Coast league made a triple play un
assisted in a recent game between
Portland and Oakland. Oakland run
ners were on first and second bases.
The batsman hit a low liner toward
first and the base runers, thinking the
ball could not be fielded, sprinted
ahead. Rapps scooped up the ball:
with one hand before it touched the;
ground. He touched first base before'
the runner could get back and then'
raced to second in time to get the
third man. t
Good to Tesreau.
They had to strain a point to make
a no-hit game for Jeff Tesreau at
Philadelphia on September 6, but not
because the Big Bear did not do his
part The disputed hit was a short fly
hit by Paskert Both Merkle and Wil
son went after it and let It drop be-'
tween them. It was first scored as a
hit but Merkle afterwards declared
without batting an eye that he touch
ed the ball and took an error, so that
Tesreau's hit column might be f
Arties In MIx-Up. '
Artie Hofman and Artie Butler did
e Alphonse and Gaston act on a fly
recently, and were roasted for being
boneheads, but Manager Clarke came
to their rescue with the explanation
that It was due to both having the
tame names. Wagner shouted "Artie,"
jfor Butler and Carey shouted "Artie"
for Hofman. The result was that
xth Arties ran after the ball and
Btopped to avoid a collision.
Great Work by Richie.
Lou Richie of the Chicago Cubs has
,done great work in the box for the
Jteam this year. He Is only a plck
jup pitcher, but his splendid twirling
has helped mightily In putting the
Cubs in the pennant race.
' Gaston Suspended.
Dave Gaston was suspended for the
season in the South Atlantic league be
cause he was drawing more than the
salary limit of the league.
Ill LAUD OF BEAUTY
.Switzerland a Perpetual Delight
for the Tourist
Charm of Ancient Time to Be Met
With at Every Turn Country
of Immense Views and Mag- .
Geneva. "Switzerland for - tha
Swiss," is the occasional plaint that'
catches the eye of the reader of tha
Swiss - journals, the latest items of
the kind being the little communing
of Rd in a recent Journal de Geneve..
"The strangers are here," It begins, '
"with their porters, their guides,
their autos, their funiculars, the pano
ramas and shops, and souvenirs born
of the shops will they not presently -make
our country uninhabitable? But
when the - day . does come," he con- ,
tinues in substance, "and we shall be
obliged to abandon the Alps, there .
will still remain to as the great Swiss
. The Germans do not cease to boast
of flowery Lunebourg, the Black For
est, the Bords du Rhln, the ThuringiaA
hills and of the Saxon Switzerland,
and perhaps some day, drawn by their
persistent praise, we may get to aea
them, but then, they resemble tha
scenery of the Swiss plateau.; -
"Do you know of It?" he continues.
"The foot of the Jura, the Fribourg ,
country, the Toggenbourg, High Thur- ,s.
govia, the outskirts of Schaffhausea,
the banks of the Aar and the Reuse, -the
little lakes of Blenne, Hallwyl and
the Grelff ensee. And do yon know -that
there are little villages where
there are still the good old inns with
their wrought Iron swing-signs, Just as
In the days of the diligence? Do yon
realize the beauties of the hillocks
here, the prealpes, from which, the
view is Immense and the sunsets are .
' There used to be in this old Swltzer- .
land the ancient customs. Sundays,
when fair, the forests were filled with
the young girls In white, with bare
arms and flowers In their hair,-and -troops
of children loaded with tha
berries and blossoms of the country.
Now there are no troopslngs of the
children, no songful young men, no,
girls in white. Ton ramble in the
jwoods It is hot below, but it Is al
)ways cool and fragrant In groves of
pine but there Is no one there. Ton
stroll leisurely, you fill your hand
. kerchief with chantereilles and this
is what you see. "A vast expanse of .
hills, the nearer green, the middle dis
tance, blue. There are masses of
iforests, one behind another, 'the vJr ,
lage Is out there, crowned by Its
lofty castle, the covered bridge below
and the calm river flows without so
much as a ruffle. Houses play at hide
and seek with you, and their chimneys '
smoKe in unison lute cronies, ior we
In the Alpine Country.
' - - - '
hour of supper Is approaching. Ton
hear the village bells, first the pre
centor telling the hour and In his
wake the others In solos, duets and
trios. Far away the lake Is a burning
spot In the vast expanse and the Ions
line of the Jura Is brown. See, the
Alps are turning to roses.
This is the Switzerland to which
Rd would call the attention and ap
preciation of his countrymen, of which. -
Indeed, they now know but little, "and
when you gaze upon it" be concludes,
"you cannot help but feel within you
the sentiment 'My Switzerland, my
beautiful home." '
YANKEES STUDYING ENGLISH
London School Does Big Business1
Teaching Touring Americans
London. "English taught to foreign
ers, Americans, and English people.
Accurate speech, perfect accent, and
an elegant style of writing. English
faranteed in a few weeks."
This advertisement appeared recent
In the London newspapers. The "Ly
ceum School of Languages" is re
sponsible for It
j "During the summer, said the man
ager, "we practically live by teaching
English to American visitors. We find
here that every American In his heart
wants to speak English with a British
accent," ' i .
To Have Big Air Fleet. .
London. England , la to have a.
mighty air fleet Plans already under!
way will put this new arm of thai
service on a par with that of thai
other great powers.' A great fleet ofj
fighting war planes will be organiied.
Immediately. This) fleet will consist
of two- types of machines, one armed
with quick-firing guns for engaging
and destroying the enemy's aero-r
planes and the other designed foe
scouting. , ; '
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