Baseball Challenge: 0052.0170

THE PRINTERS “CRAWFISH”. –

            J. Peck MacSwain, the itinerant printer, poet and journalist, caused untold trouble for the printers the past week, and as the result of one of his pipe dreams the Herald staff has been subjected to deep humiliation.  Last Thursday, after completing arrangements for leaving town, MacSwain (unknown to the balance of the staff) inserted a baseball challenge in the Herald columns so sweeping in its character that one would be imbued with the idea that the printers must have a baseball team that would give the Chicago Cubs a hard chase for the pennant.  After reading this effusion a number of the citizens decided to see if the printers could make good, and as a result we have been swamped with challenges from the C.P.R. machinists, the Fink Mercantile company, the Royal hotel, the Cosmopolitan hotel, the Cranbrook hotel, the Canadian hotel, the Wentworth hotel, the B. of L.E., the B. of L.F., the B. of R.T., the C.R.C., the O.R.T. and, in fact, the whole blooming alphabet, and to crown all, yesterday a challenge was received from a kindergarten nine.  All challenges have been declined and the printers wish it distinctly understood that they repudiate all responsibility for the challenge and henceforth refer all aspirants for baseball honors to Mr. MacSwain who is at present cooling his fevered brow on the shores of Moyie lake.  In future all communications of this character should be addressed to J. Peck MacSwain, care of the “Knockers Club,” Moyie, where they will no doubt receive prompt attention.  As for the Cranbrook printers, there is not one who will admit that he knows the difference between a baseball and a Scotch highball.

0052.0170: Baseball Challenge

Herald newspaper staff bombarded with responses to challenge to baseball issued by one of their reporters who then left town.

Medium:  Newspaper - Text
Date:  June 13, 1907
Publisher:  Cranbrook Herald
Collection:  Columbia Basin Institute (0052)

Keywords:

printer baseball challenge

Subjects:

People arrow MacSwainarrow
Physical Features arrow Lakes arrow Moyie Lakearrow
Sports arrow Baseballarrow
Cities arrow Cranbrook arrow Businesses arrow Retailers arrow Fink Mercantilearrow
Cities arrow Cranbrook arrow Businesses arrow Hotels, Motels, Boarding Houses arrow Canadian - Yorkarrow
Cities arrow Cranbrook arrow Businesses arrow Hotels, Motels, Boarding Houses arrow Cosmopolitanarrow
Cities arrow Cranbrook arrow Businesses arrow Hotels, Motels, Boarding Houses arrow Cranbrook Hotelarrow
Cities arrow Cranbrook arrow Businesses arrow Hotels, Motels, Boarding Houses arrow Royal Hotelarrow
Cities arrow Cranbrook arrow Businesses arrow Hotels, Motels, Boarding Houses arrow Wentwortharrow
Cities arrow Cranbrook arrow Businesses arrow Newspapers and Printers arrow Cranbrook Heraldarrow
Associations arrow Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmenarrow

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