N't want the folks at Washington to queer his game. He had his work cut
out and he wasn't going to be interfered with." "Something like Nelson,
when his chief ran up the signal to withdraw," suggested Denton. "He
looked at it with that blind eye of his and said he couldn't see it."
"Dewey was a good deal like Nelson," said Joe. "Do you remember how he
trod on the corns of that German admiral who tried to butt in?" "Do I?"
said Jim. "You bet I do." The party met with a warm welcome when they
went ashore at Manila. American officers and men from the garrison
thronged the dock to meet the veterans of the diamond, whose coming had
been widely heralded. Many of them knew the players personally and all
knew them by reputation. The baseball teams went to their hotel and
after they were comfortably settled in their new quarters, the two chums
accompanied by the girls went out for a stroll. But they had not gone
far before they were startled by excited shouts a little way ahead of
them and saw groups of people scattering right and left in wild panic
and confusion. Down the street came a savage figure, running with the