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THI EVENING WORLD, MONDAY, APRIL I, 19X1.
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DO, Q-CHIEF MEYERS
GIANTS' GREAT CATCHER
ou Picluivsquc Athlete
Threatened Individual Up
rising Over Payment oi
New York Player Has Tried
Many Things and Made
Good in All.
FROM th lucrative pooltlon of wood
printer In a raisin factory nt
Fresno, Cal., Jack T. Meyers,
known to (th art as "Chlef-HH-Em-Whare-They-Aln't,"
ha risen to that
rteirree of discernment where he declares
that the only advantage of being an
Indian In America n the opportunity to
avoid paying poll tax. Incidentally, It
wm the fighting eplrlt of the old Chief
Quaqun. still lingering In the, reins of
ths youni; chief, thAt caused 'him to Rlvs
battle to the tux nssessor nt Fresno and
engender In him n spirit of tenacity and
bulldog courage that has made him n.
big league player, hlstrlonlo artist,
dramatist and author.
While going to the pnblle schools at
Ittveralde, Cal., Meyers, whoso Indian
name Is Tortes, became a prominent
son of Swnt, and ho broko up so many
high school games tlwit he was Impor
tuned to como to Kteno and play on a
Saturday afternoon nl Sunday team
and earn his spending, money by work
ing In the raisin, factory. It was his Jab
lo kick the pedal on a hand press uml
print the large bunches of Kinpt.i and
ha names of tha packers on the wooden
boxes that are sent broadcast over the
land. For this ho was paid something
like i; a week.
Everything was running smoothly and
h Chief waa hitting ,.3M at both Jobs
a hen the big frnmr-up arose that caused
Ulra to emit a loud squawk nnd declare
himself In favor of the Independence of
tli Indlnn race. The paymaster camo
around ono day ind handed Meyers an
nvelope which ivn supposed to hold
nil pay. Upon opening the,sald envelop.)
tht- Chief discovered therein r receipt
for ti poll tnx which had been deducted
from his salary. That method of col
Chief began wandering around from
pUco to place In t:ie Wist, playing on
Independent teams nnd working at ome
easy Job In Inn mean tlmu so that he
could be c.illcd a citizen of the town.
homo tlmo later he went to F.l Paso
"I guess I'm irot rood enough for
them," the Chief said to himself, and
he nAs about to glvo up all Ideas of
Uucull and take up some buslneM
when he was nskeit to go to Hutte,
(Mont., and play on tlmt team, lie mada
Rood the.ro nnd w.is sold to t-l. i'aul,
While hitting the ball at a lively
clip that season Manager Mcdraa's
attention was attracted lo MeyerV
work nnd he paid ?, for lilm nnd
ntdi" e.1 111 in to report at Vw York nt
Tic end of the season. It was n chanco
for the Chief to make some ea.v money,
but ho didn't care to ram It that way.
llu diet not irport until the next spring
and when he arrived ut Mnrllti, Texas,
ho established n world's record n a
spring hitler by rapping out twentj'-nlne,
humn runs ttltlilu a month. I
"What sttt'cens 1 may have had In
the blit league." rnyn Chief, "I ime1
entirely lo John McUraw. Last season I
I was going bud ami everybody wits
kninKlnif lift'. J'luj-crji on opposing
teuiiii Would kid me nnd abuse, me. I
whi Just on the point rTf getting ill' I
cnurag-d when Mcflraw camo to me .
"Sow look here. Chief, yon aie piny-1
ing nan ror me, not for tnosn rcmiws.
t nm going to stick with you nnd 1
want you to braco up and go through."
"Those words guo inn more encour
agement than I ever had lu my Ufa and
I gritted my teeth nnd mads up my
mind to succeed or die for n man who
would stick to me llku that."
Meycis 1 one Indian who has a won
derful sensa of humor. The funniest
thing to him in thu world was the wry
"he got awny with It," as he says "on
tlm Ktagv." Home one asked him thu
other dny how Ire liked It.
"JVell, I'll tell you." ha began. "It
makes you feel pretty good to think
tlmt you havn been, fooling them, but
I shall b very careful to lwep well In
the, center of the field nnd away from
tha stands this coming season. The law
of compensation Is. a terrible thing and
tD IMAV halt, nnil fn n Innr- lima V.
worned there, as Interpreter. At that thero mny be many a bad egg or tomato
time the contiactors were hrlnclni- n lot
of .Mexican penis Into tho Unltrd .States
to work on the railroads. Many dls
putes arose between them and tho Gov
ernment ollblals. and Chief Meyer,
ttho speaks Spanish fluently, aete:, .,
Interpreter. Two days a ucel: ho played
baseball and aialn niado good at both
His First llig Chance.
It was whllo at Clifton, Ariz., that
the Chief besan to seo the light that
would eventually lead him intn tho big
league. Kvcry year tHcro was a base
ball tournament nt Albuquerque. IS. M
and all of the mining tonns would send
teams to compete. Thero was much
rivalry and many of the teams fre
quently would get a whole team of pro.
ie.ionni ringers to help them out
held In leservo by some fan to get even
-with us for what w did to tho drama
PARTNERS OFNATIONAL A. C.
OF PHILADELPHIA WILL MEET
PIIII-.ADKM'HIA, April 3.-The three
partners of the N'utlonat A. C, who
havo been on the outs, will get together
to-day and either dlssblvo partnership
or agree to continue at the old stand.
Of course no card has been arranged
for Saturday. To-night, nt the Ameri
can A. C, Harney' Williams and Mike
Glover will meet and tho winner will
stack up nsalnst Harry Ilamsey next
week. .At the Douslas Tommy O'Dar
Th Clifton team was entered In the,nml Wllo Olfo'is are scheduled. Pras-
luurna.ncni, nnu liie t'lilor went a, on..
In the teams from Santa Fe, Trlnld.id
and other cities thcro were several big
league players, and .Urn Jeffries, who
was then in his prime, was the nrriclal
referee for the various contests. In on
of the games tho Chief made a number
of long hits and won tho gamo Cor his
On th Trinidad team wa. p.i!nh
Glaze, the famous football nlayep of
no .ow or Americans, lie Is
ton Uronn and lankco Schwartz are
nnnounCMl for tho liroadway Thursday
night, and on Friday night at ;t j.cn
parell Harry Hamncy will don tte iS.HU
.with Farmer Harris.
Frrunsoii NIihiIp Mafi-i.
POItTIi.,D, Me., .mtil t. - Sandy
W'orguson of Chelsea -arsl Cly Murrls
of Kast Boston boxed six rountt At the
Dartmouth and !!er.i ie..f,,i Mudltorlum. Morris did omo effeetlvo
or- consent of the employees, had been
In vogue for many years In rrcsno nnt
few had dared to raise a kick.
Prepared to Uprise.
"Now, look here'" exclaimed the Irate
young Meyers. "You had better kick lu
I H I 11 1 J . ' J f . .
AS Ifcj FACTO &
in business nt Waco, Tex. Glazo saw
tho Chief and was very much Impressed
with his work. After many days of
dickering he persuaded Meyers to go to
Dartmouth Colleg.i and take the course,
and, In-Mentally. p'y base.iall and foot
bill. Tho Chief discovered that Dart
mouth u.is orWInally founded n an
Indian school and he waa rtble to take
the cotirFn very cheaply.
At Dartmouth Jloyers -took a grat
Intercrt lu his studies, and he jns-ed
his examinations with a clean shee.t
After a year ur so, however, hn ng.ilii
got th calj to the wild, lie was rent
ing for the fcummcr when he go
Infighting und Ferguson sent a good
ltt to tho Jaw occasionally, but there
were no tpcclal features. Ferguson
had the moro blows to his credit nnd
fchuded Morris u little.
READY AT HAND
Js'ownclayH no. KwiMclno eliolt Is
complcto without bov. or ti Jar of
I'OBlani. tho .rrrknblo remedy
letter asking hlni to Join the HtrrUburg which accompIlBhcs ijlich rapid ourps
protesi inai team in tin-Trl-iiat J.eague, : 0f p?7enin mill sorlnus Hklll (ilscases
whlcn was then an ontuw organization brsldoa iiulcl;;;- Cinklnc away with
inero ne nan io n on tno nencn a ion; . ..i,,.-,,,. l,lmlolir fover hll.tnr.
time, but he finally K t a change nnd1
led th league lu hittln?.
At the end of t ie .ca ciu he reei-lved
word that u.s moLu-e was vwy 111 nt ,
Riverside. Cal.. and he hurried to hf-
sldc. He remain'1 1 nt home for somu ,
time, and for sonio reason he did not
our, lte was without a Jpo and verv . Koncy laboratories Went I wenty.
much dlr ourajM. i luui sircci, amiw torn v-iiy.
raihes nnd llko troubles. I'osl.im U
tho llr.'t thouglit of thnusaiuls "when
over tlm skin ails." Hi-sptuati's,
Hikers .mil nil r,.Mig;;Isis hou I'os
lain In two sizes at no i-ents artrl S2.
Write, fr iren Kamiilo to tho Kmer
"Ith that Jl or there will be one of the
Busiest slngle-tnnded Indian uprising
that has ever iiappcned around these
"That's all right, my boy." replied
the boss In n uperior tone. "Wo have
been collecting poll tax that way to
ears, and us toon ns they got on to you
ihey sent around tho flip.
"Is that so?" chirped tho Chief. "Now
let mo tell you something. I nm n it
folng to fight thn AJnlled .States Govern-
nent us my forefathers did, but I am
;olng to take tho Government on my
Id and give you nnd thu U. assessor
on awful. Inttle.
Tho tax assessor camo around and
tried to bluff It out. but It didn't go.
... . .... i nii -I..... .. .t.d
i ItUUW UIU ia.A .III IIH.il. fi.uu itie
''hlrf, "and from my babyhood I havo
ieen ttught to tight for my tlgnts
ehe Government don't allow us lndln'is
ti vote, nnd on account of that they
lon't niakn us pay poll tax, Now, If
on want to buck rncle t-am go ahead
'lly George, you aro right," replied
he assessor. "Hut you mo thu first
Indian around hero that has had nerve
imiuih or Ituowledgu enough to &ay so.;
Thereiinon lejrrs was given his 51
Nick, and he has been miking tha
palefaces, even unto the umpires, n
th whllo chalk mark ever since. Ho
saya all liu wants Is an even break, but
ho must havo that.
A Versatile Indian.
Frqm the minute tho Chief started
nut on his caiecr pf tackling tho white
Mil on hl.f own grounds ho has been a
not versatile rcdxkln, He, has bi-en a
iiinler, nn Interpreter for tho Govern
',tt, nn oiler In u f.n-t ry, n ti.nc-s icet
,reper, an uitthor, mi actor and it Id?
ague cjitclier. Ills iiltluiulo "nrnbltlon
's to su'n up enough money to buy a
.iTko cattle ranch In Kout lent Callfor
"There," ho fays, "I can drop the
irouhlrs nnd worries of the while race
ind live happy for tho rcit of my days
It's tho only life.''
Whllo Chief Meyers Is well educated
and an aeroinplisliod Mug list, he says
tat education nnd cultivation, aifcurd
ng to tho white, man's point of vhttv,
as never duno tlm Indian any good, '
"You will notice,"' h explained, "that
h more civilized otlr country bocomes
that tho Indiana lcomii fewer They
will gradually dwlndlo away to nothing.
!( ti nothing more than u question of
the eulval of tho tlttoxt, and t.ie In
llan was not lutendeil for civilization,
It makes hint, as a race, unluippv. The
Japs take to tho modern scheme of civ
ilization llko a duck to water, ti t nof
so with ths Indian. He V-x li!? v.-fie !i
and jiralrloa, and he lieeds plenty of
room, With him tno form or povern.
ment Is that tho stroniteit shall rulo.
Those who cannot bo strms can st ll
follow along and bo liapp "
But all of this Is gcttln; away from
baitball and the early career of this re
markable Indian athlete. t
bU tsparicnc at rraroo tn
YOUR New Yorker with a century or
two of discriminating ancestors behind
him is the man who has known and
appreciated Carstairs Rye all his life.
It is the oldest whiskey in America. tt
is the purest, tho most palatable blend seYved
in the cafes and clubs and at the bars of
Carstnlrs Rye hns been used, generation after fen
eration, for 122 years, by the best judge of whiskey In
Carstairs Rye Is aged In wood.
It Is mellow, smooth, palatable, uniform.
Ask for Carstairs Rye the next time you order
STEWART DISTILLING CO.
Lowest Prices in New York
for Dependable Goods
Double Green Trading Stamps liefore 12 o'clock
RBBBBilsniSS KT lEfiUTBKBl
BOTH SIDES OF 6AVEJ6taJ9inST..
Trading Stamps Free,
in Our GREENHUT Buildinir
fhls dlirrlbutlon (a for Tndy only. (Prtmlurn Patior, QREENHUT Building, Third Floor.)
SA consolidation of '7
Cjritatra, McC.ill ti tin. and Cjrstnlrn llrm. Mi
IN OUR MAIN
Men's and Youths' $10 and
912 Blue Sersre and Black
Thibet Suits, $
There are exactly 080 of these suits, and they re all wool
every thread of them. Furthermore, they're warranted absolutely
fast color; so reliable, In fact, that wc cheerfully 'agree to RF.
I'LACn ANY SUIT WITH A NEW ONE, should It prove unsat
isfactory. All sizes are here for you and wo particularly want
lo see the big, stout men who wear even up to size i,
Extra Specials for Tuesday
Mrn'a Fancy and Washablo
Vests an odd lot; $1 qq
grade; at OJc
rater son Overalls nnd Jumpers union made; white, as
brown, blue and hickory ; only two pairs to a customer; at ftC
Youths' Trouaers also sizes
for men who wear up to
size 38; value 'up $i OCT
Odd lot; one or two of a kind; all sizes In the assort- tn
ment; S3 grade at i
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IN OUR MAIN BUILDING
Our Illustration shows another
stylish modal In aeml-trlmmcd hats,
from our own workroom. New
York's fashionable women axo corn
lug to understand most thoroughly
the extraordinary resources of our
Sen MlrHnery Store. They know
at we employ experts that we
have MASTERED THE SECRET
of combining tha height of stylo
with remarkable price-Viwness.
5, 7.50, no,
15, $25, $35
even up to
100 -nd $125
Come In and SEE our millinery
exhibit, by all means on Tuesday.
(MAIN Bulldint. rint Moor.)
IN OUR MAiN BUILDING.
A Most Important sf Hosiery for Men, Women & Children
The Biggest Event That We Have Announced in a Year. 40,000 Pairs Excellent Imported
and Domestic Grades. All Priced 'Way Under Today's Regular Selling Figures
Men's and Women's Finest
Imported Silk Lisle Hosiery
Made to Sell Regularly at 35c to 75c a Pair, at
' All of this hosiery is full-fashioned; made with spliced heels and soles; in
embroidered or plain effects; dozens of most desirable colors. Also split feet
and plain black full-fashioned imported hosiery. All sizes. There's no doubt
about it this is the biggest opportunity for you to lay in a supply of good
hosiery that has been offered to you in a long, long time. Come EARLY.
Men's, Women's, Children's,
Misses' and Infants' Hosiery
Grades Made to Sell Regularly up to 35c a
Immense assortments in this collec
Men's KxUa fine Silk Lfalo Hoalerr black
or tan; reinforced heels and toes.
Women's Flno Mercerised Gauze Hosiery
black or tan; double garter tops and rein
forced heels and toes.
Misses' Ftm Imported Flat ICnllli'il l.lslo
Thread Hosiery plain or lace effects.
Children's Ribbed Cotton Fine Gauge Hosiery
Infants' Imported Fancy-Top Socks all sizes;
dozens of styles.
(MAIN Ilulldlnc, Mils Floor.)
IN OUR MAIN
Women's Sample Oxfords & Pumps,
Values S3 and
fNcvtiK ain ui "UK i uiii 1 1 Lmu i Mis -r especially tor women who wear sizes iy to 4 A, B or (j widths. CONSIDER-THFSF
piiapc Ann ArcniiL'n at t nniiT 11 A 1 r: vli-i DC 1 K.nmoi! 1 m 1 . : '
onuco rtiiiurn;niiuni nnvju 1 nni,i' wnui.i;Qni.i; rniuui iiuuu wc lunnsii miy limner reason for VOUr COtninC to
b hoe b lore WllMUUi dula 1 r 1 nese arc samples from a prominent manufacturer of WOMEN'S HIGH-GRADE SHOPS
and we assurt you tlinf NOT A PAIR IS WORTH LOSS THAN $3. All have-either welted or turned soles
pint t t ri t n t t it? n imimtz-'P imt. wr i t . i ... . - .
aiiLsU n ruuini;i iiNuui,umr.n i ; wc nave auueu io ire couecnon aDOUt pairs of wOMPN'S
MU BLULniiK LAijU 5iiUKa in i'KAVi iLi.i.i AM. hiii'.a. we repeat: J HIS IS AN EXCFPTIONAI
OPPORTUNITY WHICH MUST BH SEIZED WITHOUT DELAYI "
Men's 2.50 and ?3 Calf Shoes and Oxfords, 1.49
Sturdy, hard.wcarinK.slioes ore therewith solid leather snlcs. UVFsRY PA IK WAKKANTliD for service. Plain
or llpptd toes. LACK ONLY, kvcry size is represented, und, in addition t this great offering, wc have added ABOUT
200 pairs of OXTOKDS with welted t.olcs, in tan, patent leather und calf. (main HuilJmg. svona floor )
y.V X V vr. "a
IN OUR GREENHUT BUILDING
i:Pfen Parlor Suites
At Exactly Half Price
This $100 Five-Piece Parlor Suite, $50
As illustrated; these frames ore inahojjany tlnUhcd, ruhhed and polished;
each suite contains sola anil lour arm ctiairs, cnvcruii wuii green r
plush or floured i.iruiry; regular price $100; sale price
S80 Thrce-Picce Parlor Suites, $W
Mahogany-nnlshed frames, rubbed and polished; with the backs heavily
carved; loose-cushion seats covered with green silk velour, SJA
renular price $80; sale price . ciJ
((iHL'UN HUT HullJIns. Second floor
IN OUR MAIN 111)11. DING
Four " Tuet day Burgu ins"
CowhoyOiiini consistlngof shirt,
trousers, hat. lasso, belt and
pistol; regular price .$1;
Tuesday ... 5!)C
Ilt-ati tlTiil Jointed Dolli papier
macho body, sewed side, paricd
win, shoos nnd stockings; If tc
rculnr price Is '53.75; .
Tuesday .... .. $1.95
Popular Character Dolls with
bisque heads; smiling baby fea
tures, remi I urly 5Uc;
Tueitluy.,. . ... 29c
Hns' Indian Suits conilsiinu
nl coat, trousers and war bon
net, reguljuly $1.50,
Tuesday W- D.'iC
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IN OUR GJiEENMUT BUILDING
A Few of the ""Tuesday liaryains" in
I'uldlng Sliu Tbl
sitlp:J top ami y a r U
measure; rcgulily ryr-
;i i0i:t aC
Htir.Uringlna .Mopn -resu-ulrl
y .l.c , Tucs- i n
day i 1 JC
Htnnil. I'm Slfp l.adilm-'-S.
fooi j with pill rut; ,JQj
IfmiM'holil Ammunla .1
at . . 1: ;
Kxlvnxhn Window Screens
Ciuaranteed to have perfect adjust
ment, v. ire cloth Is Ectiirtly fastened to
Irutue and covcrcJ with 111 nilJir.. Mater
ial used in these screen- is t.1 thu best
hardwood, finished in oil. double locked
an J covered with black wire cloih.
2- inches liir.h; oxtendiny from)
33 to 37 inches wide .J
30 inches hlish; extendliiK from I Vf-(f
23 to37 inches wide tUtJX,
Iieplarly 32c und 39c; Tues
day, at J
ii.iiHefitrriteh inn Spcciciln
rail witkiiiiuarii -tor nam-
in Minn pec:; i (-,.
at 1 JU
T.'w. 7 (ltun!...il Ai.1i Cuvi
pronclcJ llli 0 i nu
23c Mo I.ltulil . f
Vrnn'r -ai I ,IL
Ifi'Aty floor Mont- ulili
4. tool r.r e-luol nanJIo,
regularly Kt ana nit
IN OUR MAIN I1UILUING
Canvns-Cmrrrd Trunks - hard
wood slats; hrass excelsior locks
and side bolts, two heavy sole
leather sirups, lull linen-lined;
sizes 32, i and 3ti
Inches: vuluo Ht Sy.VO
Suit ('uses strong and water
prool; secure lock and strip
fasteners; Rood heavy handle;
24-inch; value $175; .
at , .. $1.20
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Pianos & Player
Pianos They are our own stock piano, some of whinh have never lft the floor
of our Piano htorc; others have had but a few months.' use prior lo their bclnK
taken back hy us in exchance Tor one of our highcr-crnJe Instruments.
Note these VI;HY SPIiCIAI. prices for Tuesday, please.
. 1 00
Caldwell $fcS ...
Caldwell $305 ...
Caldwell aw. ...
Garwood 151). . , ,
Garwood 450 . .
Klrchhntr 550 .
Kirchhorf 575 ...
McPhall 750. ...
.,ce.A?v.?,a,. ,ale,8n WCPPTIONALLY PINIi COL1.UCTION of
USkD PIANOS by prominent makers - Sohmcr, Stelnway. ChUkcrins.
Huntington, l.udwtg. Bradbury and others -at prices ransins ffom
affording a MOST WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY to secure a first-class
instrument at u remarkably low figure.
Terms the Easiest Ever Known:
D anT i Week Oil PlailOS
0,1 Pianos ?3l) 7 Zweek
12 IMlx of Music, licnclf and Cover Fit Eli With Each
(MAIN liullJIng. FourtU Floor.)
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