BULGER TAGGED OUT SLIDING TO THIRD. ~ Shinnick's Bunt Put the Father of the "Ladies' Days" Ordinance Out.

May 26, 1908

Shinnick's Bunt Put the Father of
the "Ladies' Days" Ordi-
nance Out.

Alderman Miles Bulger never reached the home plate with his resolution, introduced in the lower house, to compel the management of Association ball park to admit women, when accompanied by an escort, free to ball games one afternoon each week. He got as far as third base with his resolution, and there he was tagged out when Alderman Shinnick bunted toward that base. Shinnick's bunt was in the shape of an amendment to compel the management to admit women free to all games, when with a male escort.

"I accept Alderman Shinnick's knock," consented Bulger.

"These whole proceedings look a good deal like a huge joke to me," observed Alderman Pendergast. "Bulger's effort was an amusing skit, but Shinnick has made a farce of it."

Aldermen Pendergast, O'Hearn, Smith and Gilman voted against the passage of the resolution. Alderman Brown would not vote either way, "because he is a married man," and only nine other aldermen voted for it. As it lacked one vote of enough to pass, the resolution was referred to the finance committee.

In the upper house the "ladies' day" resolution fell upon rough roads. In the first place, City Clerk Clough couldnot read it, owing to the irregular way in which the lower house amendments had been interlined. He was not able to decide whether the draft asked for one day a week for women to be admitted free to the ball park, or every day in the week Both ways were in the draft.

"It is a little confusing," said Alderman Steele, following with the usual question: "Has it ben approved as to form by the city counselor?"

"From appearances, I think it must have been approved as to form by the city engineer," responded Alderman Isaac Taylor.

Alderman Bulger came over from the lower house and tried to explain his resolution.

Alderman Edwards asked to have the resolution buried in the box of the insurance patrol. Alderman Eaton fought for a vote. In the end the resolution was saved from the hostile insurance patrol and was sent to the finance committee.