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FIGHTER WHO ASPIRES TO BEAT NELSON
ADE IN LINCOLN
EFT IN LINCOLN
ADE BY FRIENDS
Packey McFarlar.d, pride of the Chicago Stockyards district, is the lead
ing aspirant in the pugilistic arena for the lightweight honors now held by
Battling Nelson. He is fast and clever and is possessed of a hard right
hand punch and left hand jab. Prospects that the two men will soon meet
to decide the question as to who is the better are very bright.
PITCHER JOSS MAKES
PLEA FOR "SPITTER"
Says Any Time ' a Twirler Has It
Working, He Is Practically
BY ADDIE JOS3.
Tha proposed ubolftlon of the "spUs
ball" by certain members of the
rules committee Is
causing much spec
ulation among fans
and players as to
whether or not
such a move 'would
Th ifonprnl inl.
Uy A I lu'cssion eoflms to
prevail Unit it will
not ue done. Kven
though the "spit
ter" is abolished.
i ho chances are it will not be done
away with until the pitchers who use
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to become proficient in the common or
garden variety of foolers.
There is no question but. what this
form of delivery has had, and al
ways will bave. a bad effect on tho
hitting end of the game. Any time
a pitcher has the "spit ball" working,
and by that is meant having it break
low and fast, he is practtc:?ly unhit
table. The "saliva slant" takes more of
a break than an ordinary curve hall.
and what is more, when handled by an
expert, it can be made to break either
in or out
It Is practically impossible for the
batter to follow this break in the ball,
and hence his inability to hit it suc
cessfully. Funs seem to have taken a dislike
to this form of pitching, particularly
when the opposing fllnger has the
home batters on tho run with it.
When the home twirler is making;
monkeys of the opposition with tho
spltter" there is very little said
against it. "
Another reason given for its uboli
"ilon Is that it causes the fielders to
make errors, which otherwise would
not have occurred.
This is especially true where an
Inflelder, who is obliged to make a
hurried play, grabs the ball on the
moistened side. A wild peg it the
Hut after all is said and done it is
unlikely that the "spltter" will be
abolished, for it would hardly be
fair to the men who depend on this
form of delivery for their success.
The pitcher who uses tho "damp
shoot" Is only taking advantage of
his peculiar skill in this line, inves
tigation having shown that there is
something besides merely wetting
the ball which makes tt so hard to
It took EJ. Walsh, Comiskey's great
pitcher, evaple of years to acquire
i he "spltter," and It would surely be
a hardship to deprive him of the use
of It after be has worked it to a point
where It Is a near-science.
If It Is abolished plenty of time
should be given to tne "spit bailers"
to acquire some other form of de
livery with which they can retain
i heir effectiveness. One season will
surely not be too long.
Dorando Coming to America.
Dorando, the Italian runner, who
-tiulshed first, but was disqualified. In
the Marathon race at the London
Olympic games, is coming to America,
it la expected that be will race against
well-known American long distance
'runners at Madison Square garden No
vember SS. John J. Hayes, winner
of the Marathon; Tom Longboat, the
Canadian Indian runner, and A. A.
Shrubb, the English professional
champion, who has been employed at
Harvard aa a coach, have been Invited
to meet the Italian at that time.
I l ST I
NO NEW STARS PRODUCED
BURING 1908 GOLF SEASON
Records Show More Boys Playing
Than Ever, But Youthful "Phe
noms" Are Lacking.
The 190S golf season was not a rec
ord breaker -so- fur as" developing
youthful "pheaoms." In fact. It is
quite evident that the past season has
been unusually barren in this particu
lar, although tournament records
throughout the country, show more
boys playing the game than ever be
fore. In the recent national championship
at Garden City, N. J., the younger ele
ment cut practically no figure. By;
this it is not meant to infer that the
honors were carried off by battle-'
scarred veterans. On the contrary,
most of the glory rewarded the efforts
of young men, but not boys.
A glance at the names of the four
that, adorned the . semi-final bracket
Max Bebr, Fred Herreshoff, Jerome D.
T ravers and Walter J. Travis falls to
reveal anything bordering on extreme
youth. Behr graduated from Tale
several years ago, while Herreshoff,
who lost to Behr In this semi-final
round, missed by the narrowest of
margins a chance to reach the final
a distinction he gained in 1904 at
Baltusrol, when he ' was a youthful
So far as Champion Traver3 is
concerned, this remarkable golfer cel
ebrated his twenty-first birthday last
May, which was after he had gained
the triple crown of national, metropol
itan and New Jersey title holder. It
is, therefore, hardly fitting to refer to
Travers any longer as "the boy."
The blush of youth has long since
faded from the cheek of Walter Travis,
In fact, almost from the time he be
came prominent as a golfer he has fre
cpaenlly been referred to as the "Old
Man." Always playing with head as
well as hands, Travis has been able,
in scores of notable encounters, to
more than offset the greaterrbrilHancy
of his youthful opponents by exercis
ing rare judgment at critical stages.
There have been times, however,
when even with this great exponent
of the game execution has not kept
para with intention.
Because Albert Seckcl, a western
entrant, enjoyed the distinction of be
ing the youngest player In the recent
championship his movements ' were
watched with more than passing Inter
est, but the boy did nothing to startle
When Warren K. Wood . carried
Travers to tho home green . during the
national tournament at Euclid a year
ago tiie Chicago boy was promptly pro
claimed as the coming champion, yet
he failed to qualify at Garden City.
Navy Wants to Row Cornell.
The naval academy rowing author
ities havo determined to challenge
Cornell for either a two or a fouf-mile
race on the Severn next spring. The
midshipmen's determination to row
Cornell, a regular entrant at Pough
keepsle, for four miles is taken to
indicate that all hope of sending a
navy crew to the big event on the
Hudson in 1909 has been abandoned.
BY GEO. V. HOBART,
Dear Bunch: I'm headed for home,
but the hurdles are holding me back.
I met a whole flock of "the boys" In
Rochester yesterday morning, and
since most of 'em were making a
flying leap for New York, you can be
lieve me it was a swift squad of sports
that climbed into one of Mr. Pullman's
sleep-wagons 'and permitted them
selves to be yanked over the rails.
A bunch of brisk ones believe me!
There was Charlie Hammond, lead
ing man with the "Kitty, the Kash
Girl" Company; David Torrence, first
heavy with the melodrama entitled
"The Haunted Automobile ; or. Who
Stole the Muffler?" Frank Westerton,
first low sad with the "Crazy-Quilt
Burlesquers;" Emmett Corrigan, who
is lecturing through the provinces on
"How to Play Bridge Without Impair
ing the Tonsils;" Malcolm William;
the handsomest leading man in the
show-business ..when completely
shaved; William Burress, the Bath
Robe King; Charlie Abbott, who sells
that fine Monticello honey-dew, a,nd
Shaw travels for a clothing house
in Cincinnati, and they call him Slim
They Call Him Slim.
because he's getting so fat that every
time he turns around he meets him
self coming back.
He's all to the good that boy is!
And -such-a cut-up!
Slim knows more "look-out!
there's-a-lady-over-there ! " stories than
any other drummer in the business.
Then there was Nick Dalrymple and
Tod Gilpin two live ones with a full
set of sparks flying.
Nick goes after the orders for a
hardware house in Columbus, and he
knows everybody in the world bar
one family living in Yonkers.
Nick has only - one trouble, he will
paddle after the ponies.
Whenever he makes a town where
there's a poolroom his expense-account
gets fat and beefy, and Nick begins to
worry for fear he may win something.
He won $12 in Cleveland once, and
he spent $218 at a boozeologlst's that
night getting statistics on how it hap
pened. Tod Gilpin cuts ice for a match-factory
in Newark, and he's the life of a
Tod's main hold is to. creep, into the
"reading-room" of a Rube hotel after
the chores are done of an evening and
throw salve at the come-ons.
Tod tolls them that their town Is
the brightest spot on the map, and
they wai m up to him and want to buy
him sarsaparilla and root beer.
Then when he gets them stuck on
themselies he sells them matches.
"Pipe the gang to quarters and ail
rubber!" 6aid Slim, about half an hour
after the train pulled out.
In the seat ahead of us a somewhat
demure-li loking Proposition in rain-
bow rags bad been sampling the scen
ery ever since wc started.
We hid all given her the glad
glance, at she was very much Cold
Storage, so we passed It up.
As Slilt spoke, the Proposition was
joined b) a young chap with a loose
face, who had been out in the smoking-room
working faithfully on one of
those pafama panatella cigars -that
bite you in the finger if you show the
least sigt of fear.
Just U en the trajn stopped for a
few mint tes, and we were put wise
to the fact that it was an incurable
case -of b lde and . groom.
"Oh! $ oozey is back to his Birdie!"
said the I rand-new wife. "Did Boozey
like his a noky woky?"
. Boozey opened a bunch of grins and
sat down . while wlfey patted his
cheek an cooed:
"Is umt . glad to get back to urns
'ittle wiftf '-plfey?"
Dave 1 orrence and Charlie Ham'
mond bed in to scream inwardly, with
Slim chuc ding like a pet porpoise.
"Sweet! i mustn't be angry with
Petie, but Bweetle is sitting on Petle's
'ittle haul!" said the bride, where
upon Malt aim Williams exploded, jand
sum oega I to grao ior nis Dreamy
A Dutcl i brewer and his wifej sat
right ahead of Booaey and Birdie, '.and
every onl in awhile the old hop-
puncher w mid turn around and beam
benignly wrer the gold rims at 'the
"Boozey vust snuggy-wuggy up closer
to his Cotl le and skeeze her 'itty arm
no, no, l tt her waist! you naugnty!
The braver was back at the bride
frith and ler gold-rimmed goo-goo,
when his I ife got nervous and cut In:
"Is id J m turn your face to see
somedlng- res?" she snapped, and the
foam-bullc'i r ducked to the window
and began & eat scenery.
Westerton was almost out; Burres
was under the seat sparring for wind;
Slim was giving an imitation of a coal
barge in a heavy sea, and the rest of
the passengers were in various stages
from hiccoughs to convulsions.
"Is Boozey comfy wif his 'itty weeny
teeny Birdie?" chirped the bride.
"Boozey is so happy wif hSB' izzy-
wizzy!" gurgled the husband; "'how's
my 'Ittle girley wirly?"
"Oh! she's such a happy-wappy 'Ittle
fing!" giggled the dotty dame, pinch
ing her piggie's ear, whereupon the
brewer tried fo hand the bride another
gasoline gaze, but the old lady caught
hint with the goods.
"Is id to my face you go behind my
back to make googley-googley eyes
ad somevun yes?" she growled, and
In a minute the brewer's brow was
busy with the window pane.
"Sweetie looks at Petie and Sweetie
sees that Petie's p'etty face is getting
sunburned, so it is!" cuckooed Mrs.
Daffy; "and Sweetie has a dood mind
to tiss him, too!"
They opened a newspaper, drawled
under cover, and began to bite :ach
other on the chin.
"Go as far as you like!" said Slim,
then he went down and out.
The man who helped to make Wee
hawken famous had his head out the
window watching for an ice-wagon,
and Mrs. Brew was industriously
muttering "Du bist ein Narr! Du hist
Just then the train pulled out and
saved our lives. :'
Dave, Frank, Bill, Slimi Charlie,
Malcolm, and , I rushed ' feverishly up
to the other end of the car to cool off,
and there we landed on the outskirts
of a bunch of drummers, who ware
fanning each other With fairy-tales
about the' goods they sold.
"I'll back three of the lads in that
collection to dream longer thau any
other drummers on the track.
' It's a pipe that they can sell bills
to each other all day and never wake
A guy named Mutt,' Dawson . waa
He's a most reckless spendthrift
with his words, and the meanest man
to the English language I ever
Mutt was telling them about hypno
tizing a John Wanamaker merchant
prince in Pikeavllle- Irid., . to the. ex
tent of $200 for open-work socks, farm
er's size, and. then a chap named Jack
Dean sent his balloon uo by telling us
now he 'sold the Siegel-Coopers, of
Bugsport, la., $300 worth of Panama
hats for horses.
The Hot Air association was In full
session when Buck Jones caromei
"How's My 'Ittle Girly Wirly?"
over from the other end of the car
anjjl welghed-in with us.
Buck is a sweller. , v
' He thinks he" strikes 12 on all occa
sions, but his clock is all to the pazaz.
Buck isn't 9 drummer nay! nay
take back your gold!
He'll look you straight In the eyr
and tell you lie's a traveling salesman
nix on the drummer!
. I think Buck sells canned shirt
waists for the Shine Brothers.
And now, Bunch, here is where I
affix one of Uncle Sam's promises-to
carry to this document and drop it In
the little green box.
The Same Ever,
(Copyright. 1308, by O. W. XHUbigham Co.)
Hair nd Heredity.
Gertrude and Charles Davenport,
connected with the Carnegie institu
tion's station at Cold Spring Harbor,
N. Y., writing in the American Nat
uralist of the results of their observa
tions on the "Heredity of Hair Form
In Man," say it Is now possible to pre
dict from the hair of parents the form
of their children's hair, whether
straight, wavy, curly or frizzy. They
find that the following rules are al
most Invariable: "Two blue-eyed,
straight-haired parents will have only
blue-eyed, straight-haired children.
Two wavy-haired parents may have
straight,- wavy or curly-haired chil
dren, but the chances of curly hair are
slight- Two curly-haired parents, may
have children with either straight,
wavy or curly hair, and the propor
tion ot curly-haired offspring will prob
ably be large."
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harvests hence, the United States will
have a population which, at the aver
age rate of 6 bushels of wheat a
person,., will require a full billion, ot
bushels of wheat for bread ana
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