Saturday, October 25, 2008

A Thorough Southern Gentleman

Mr. Asa W. Smith, brother of Mr. Mark Smith, the actor, and an old and most highly esteemed member of the Union Base Ball Club of St. Louis, was drowned in the surf, while bathing off Biddeford Poole, Maine, on the 31st ult. He was a thorough Southern gentleman, and tried his best to keep up the high status of base ball as a gentleman's game.
-Forest and Stream, August 27, 1874

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