Excerpt From The Column “In the Wake of the News”

by Ring W. Lardner

Originally Published in the Chicago Daily Tribune, February 19, 1915, Page 9.

Add Sensations.

According to nearly all the papers, Ed White made a startling statement Wednesday night. He said that the wrestling game in Chicago had not been on the square. Here are a few other thrillers that can be printed on a dull morning:

It was learned last night from Hugh Jennings, manager of the Detroit Tigers, that Cobb was a fast runner.

A large audience at a local theater was shocked last night by the announcement of one of the actors that Jack Johnson was a colored man.

San Francisco, Cal., Feb. 18. – (Special.) – Bill Lange is no longer playing center field for the Chicago National leaguers.

Berlin, Feb. 18. – (By Cable.) – Germany has declared war on Russia.

Warsaw, Ind., Feb. 18. – Nellie Bly has been arrested as a spy.

New York, Feb. 18. – (Special.) – George Washington is dead.


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