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By. H. C. HAMILTON
(United Press Staff Correspondent.)
New York, July 30.-Slumps, it
seems, strike only baseball clubs.
Other lines of athletic effort are
singularly free from long periods of
You find the boxer with an off
night when he doesn't show to great
advantage; you find the same thing
in sprinters; oarsmen; jumpers, and
race horses. But it is the result of
over-training, which makes the man
or the animal stale only for the time
being. He comes back very quickly
and ordinarily the staleness lasts for
a ,single performance.
Baseball clubs often sprint along
at high speed for a month, winning
a great majority of its games, and
then, suddenly growing listless. they
begin to falter. Pitchers go wrong,
hitters fail to deliver, base running
becomes putrid, the men play stupid
baseball, and, to make things worse,
hle luck of the gamie, always count
ed as a great factor, turns ever
There have been two occasions of
this during the present American
Early in thle season the White Sox
broke out ahead and cantered along
in front for several weeks. Suddenly
things began to go wrong, and before
Kid Gleason could get sand on the
runway, the Sox had skidded out of
No sooner had they taken a brace:
than the Yankees started a trip west,
which proved so disastrous that with
ill a space of six days they had re-'
liquished the leadership of the John-;
son parade and had sunk into second
place. The White Sox seized the op
portunity and again sprang out
Neither of these clubs is entitled
to share in criticism that goes with
weak clubs. Either is fully worthy;
of representing the American league
in a world's series. As an aggrega
tion the Yankees are the stronger,
but the genius of Kid Gleason and
his never-say-die spirit has made the
Sox praciically their equals.
Miller IHuggins has rounded up a:
sparkling pitching staff that failed'
him at a.critical moment. Gleason's
pitching staff was shy a man or so
and when a couple of them began tol
break he had no reserves to bring up.
What breaks or makes slumps is a
mystery even to the ball players.
Strong hitters have walked to the
plate in the throes of these off-peri
ods, met the ball hard, only to drive
it right at a fielder. and then walked
disconsolately after the inevitable
drink of water, which, with ball play
ers, is expected to drive away bat
ting jinxes. Then suddenly, one day.
the hits begin to arrive again and
the slump is off.
Baseball players become very tem
peramental and it is probably due to
this that they allow slumps to hold
them tight. Strenuous measures have
been adopted many iimes by big
league managers to disillusion their
men. Jolin McGraw once hired a man
to drive up and down in front of the
polo grounds with a load of empty
barrels because his players believed
that. to see a load of barrels meint
STIANINGS OF THE CLUBSI
Won. Lost, Pet.
New( York ................55 24 .696
Cincinnati ................ 56 28 .6 617
Chicago .................... 16 6 .561
lBrooklyn ................41 41 .500
Pittsburg ................40 45 .471
Boston ......................l1 49 .388
St. Louis ..................-:10 5 .375
lhiladelphia ............ 2 .
Won. Lost. 'Pet
Chicago ................. .55 :'2 .632
Detroit .................... 49 7 .570
Cleveland ................50 38 .568
New York ................47 37 .560
St. Louis .................46 39 .541
Boston ....................37 47 .-40
W ashington ............ 52 416
P'hiladelphia ............ 23 62 .27
Won. Lost. Pet.
St. Paul ....-..............53 ' .616
tlndiaiapolis ............ 5: G .581
].ouis ille ......... ......49 -0 .551
Columbus ...............44 41 .518
Kansas City ........... 42 4: .494
Mlinncapolis ............ 4 45 .48"
Milwaukee ..............35 55 .389
Toledo ....................33 5 .3 75
Won. Lost. Pet
Vernon :....................64 44 .595
losn Augeles ............ 63 6 .577
Salt Lake ................56 4(; .54
San 1'rancco .........58 t .532
Sacramento ............ 49 54 .76
Portland ................47 57 .452
Oakland ..................49 6;) .150
Seattle ...................37 6 .36
New York 3-6, Pittsburg 0-7.
Cleveland 8-7. Philadelphia 2-11.
Detroit 10. Boston 8.
C'hiengo 1. New York 10.
St. Louis 6, Washington :5.
Boston 2-6. Cincinnati 3-4.
St. Paa 1 11, Milwaukee 3.
No other games scheduled.
Portland 11. Los Angeles 6.
Vernon 1, Oakland 6.
Seattle 3. Salt Lake 6.
San Francisco 2. Sacramento 3.
The Bulletin is here to s~ay.
MAY 1 NOT
* * * argue after all J.Ton Barleycorn
has little occasion to be down in the
The First .'ell-Out.
While there has been much fancy
and not a little fact in the dishonor
able records of the prize ring, it may
be interesting to read asn account of
the first sell-out as quoted from an
old English work on pugilistic his
"Painful as it may be, it is our
duty to record the events in connec
tion with the struggle for the cham
pionship, so the present chapter will
have to serve more as a link to a
brighter and happier times for the
ring, rather than a, pleasing narra
tive of its progress.
"The ring was bad enough during
the period of ten years that John
Slack reigned supreme, but after hie
defeat by 1ill Stevens it became rot
ten to the core.
"This success. quite unexpected, of
the last named, encouraged the
provincials to journey up to London
in order to have a shy at the coveted
title, and amongst those who fancied
themselves was a collier from Bristol.
by the name of George Meggs. He
was a roughish sort of chap, who had
astonished everybody at the western
seaport by his pluck, but he had no
more idea of putting his fists up
scientifically than he had of playiig
the part of courtier at the king's
"When he came from Bristol he
went straight to Jack Slack, who had
taken a butcher's shop in Chandos
street, and divided his time by buy
'ing and slaughtering beasts and
teaching the art of self-defense. Al
though knowing little, lie had the
name of ex-champion, and that
brought hiim a fair number of ani
bitious youths who desired to be
initiated into the mysterious of fi ti
cuffs, and he did fairly well with his
"When Slack had cast his eye over
the Bristol man, who came to him
with an introduction from some of
his old friends belonging to the town
where he, years before, had estab
'lished a school of boxing, he invited
the young countryman into his
slaugaterhouse at the . back of the
premises, and tested his capabilities
So pleased was he that he thought he
had hit upon the very man who would
be able to take Stevens, his con
queror. down. The wish, however,
must have been father to the thought.
I for le hadn't induced Meggs to issue
the challenge to fight for the chals
pionship for £200 a side many days.
when he began to 'funk' the whole
business. Perhaps he found, on fur
fther acquaintance, that Master
George was not quite so good as lie
at first thought him. Anyhow, he
was nervous about, his £200. and at
once began to scheme how it was
possible to avoid the chances of los
ing it, with a probability of making
"'What did this fine specimen of a
British champion do but bribe Bill
Stevens (another beauty) with £50 to
sell the fight by allowving himself to
be beaten by the new man, arrang
ing that the transfer of the stakes to
Meggs should be but a form.
"And so the championship was to
be sold for the paltry sunm of £50.
The 'barney' took place at the tennis
court on the second day of March,
1761, and lasted exactly 17 minutes.
Scarcely a blow had been struck,
when, to the surprise of everybody.
Stevens gave in. and Meggs claimed
the championship. The whole dis
graceful business came out withiu
a. few months, Stevens confessing,
land that ended Slack's connection
with the prize ring.
"Meggs was never really aneknowl
edged as champion, although his
uaise appears on some of the 1 .ss
with that title. Stevens suffered
for his dishonesty, for nobody would
accept his challenges, and only other
fights oni record of his after the
sell, were with a nian namecd Mc
Guire, which took place in a field
where now stands the British hmu
seum on July 4, 1 76. and again in
1778. with Sellers, who was allowed
'o call himself champion when the
Nailer was old and weak and easily
defeated. He died in a miserable
condition in 1781, Slack having pre
ceded himi three years."
SENTI TO FRONT BEIAUSE
THEY WERE LIBERALS
Toronto, June 26i.- -W. T. tR. Pres
ton addressing the Ontario liberal
convention today, said in all the his
tory of the world there never was
'such rascality as that which was
performed in the election overseas.
He said much had been said of the
war times election act, but, so far as
the soldiers were concerned, it was
!not the act but the administration
of it which was dishouest.
"There are soldiers lying today in
i Flanders fields for no other reason
than that they voted tor the Libesa!
party. I am prepared to prove that
before any royal commission. Fifteen
men of a forestry battalion were
threatened if they did not vote for
the government they would be senc
to the front line trenches. Fifteeni
were marched off for that.
You may believe it or not, as yon
le. I have evidence. I would not
have believed it unless I had eviden:ce
of a dozen cases. To this day the
government has not attempted to
answer the affidavits of these men.
"Do you know that when the cry
was made in Canada that there were
no reinforcements in England, 2(0..0.o
Canadian troops were rehearsing the
battle of Vimy Ridge on the Surrey
Hills for the benefit of a London
ciuemograph company?"-Stratfo rd
Beacon, July 3. 1919.
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Today We Celebrate
William Penn, the colonizer of
Pennsylvania, diud on July 3o. 1718.
He was born on Tower hill. Loindlon,
on Oct. 14. 1644. His fatiecr was
Sir William Penn. an admiral who
bad fought with dlistinction the
fleets of Holland and Spain. Penn
received an excellent education, and
while at Oxford hbe was tonlmoted to
go to hear one Thomas Loe, a
Quaker. preach. In trhose days olIts
was contamination anlid disgrace con
nected with everything relating to
Quakerism. Loe's ministry so
ie affected Penn that he began to thinklll
of becoming a Quaker himself. Fear
,ug tile COol\ er un 01 ltie soil, tilt,
father sent tile boy to Paris, and in
y the gaity of Paris, the preaching of
r- Loe wais soon forgotten. The ter
ry tors of the plague of London. how
tf ever. revived the youth's pious ten
in dencies, and again his father tried
change of scene, and sent hin tot
Ireland. There he distinguished
it himself by subduiiing an insurrection
c- and it is a curious fact. that the only
i- authentic portrait of the great
11 apostle of peace existing, represents
a him at this period as a young matn
ie armed and accoutred as a soldier.
a- It so happened, that the Quakers
were grow:ng lunuerous in the larg
ig er Irish cities, and one day Penn
In strolled into their meeting in Cork.
'fTo his surprise. Thomas Loe from
Oxford arose and spoke frotm th(
efxt, "There is a faith that over
comes the world, and there is a failth
te that is overcome by the world.'
S'romi that meeting is dated Penn's
(1 thorough conversion to Quakerism.
SHis fathet heard of his conversion.
Sand ordered him back to Londou.
Id They had a long and painful discus
S ion, but the young man was im
o movable; neither the hope of honor
19 nor the prospect of degradation had
ig 'ny effect and the young atanu was
's turned away.
This threw Penn completelyv over
le to the Quakers. Hie began to preach
id. at their meetings, to write nuimer
os nus pamphlets in defense of their
y- doctrines, to hold public debates
id with their adversaries. and to malke
.1- propagandist tours over England
ac and the continent. Of persecution
at and imprisonment he had his share.
u- A tract, The Sandy Foundation
be Shaken, so excited the bishop of
ti- London that he had him conmtitted
is to the Tower, where he lay for near- fi
,y nine months. a
er Happily, the admiral had ;he good I
" sense to reconcile himself to his son.
of The father's disappointment was, ti
!n however, indeed severe. The father o
b- stood high in the favor of Charles I[.
'd and the Duke of York, and if Williamn 11
is had co-operaed with him. there is n
ie no telling to what eminence he might t
have arisen. C
e Pennl, by his learning and logic.
Id did more than any man, excepting 0
n- Barclay, to shape Quaker sentiment 1I
r, into formal theology; but the serv- it
it. ice iby which the world will remema- I
e 'er him, was his settlement of Penn- ma
- sylvania. His father had bequeathed t
hitm a claim on the government of 7
le L16,600 for arrears of pay and cash I
r- advanced to the navy. Penn very i
er well knew that such a sum was irre- o
Ite coverable from Charles iH.; he had
lie long dreamled of founding a colony c
at where peace and righteousness might
as dwell together; and he decided to t
'"s compound his debt for a tract of
1 country in North America. The grant
of land was given, the king regard
a ing the terms easy.
ill The fine country thus secured be
to came the resort of large numbers of
to Qutakaers. who, in their desire for the
g- free profession of their faith, united
to a spirit of enterprise; and very
quickly Pennsylvania rose to high
to illiportance among the Americitan
. lantations. Its political conslitu
its tion was drawn up by Penn, aided by
Algernon Sidney, on extreme demo
k cratic principles. Perfect toleration
to all sects was accorded. The worhld
'' thought him visionary, but his reso
lution to treat the Indians as friends,
seemed that of a madman. So fat'
as lihe could prevent, no instrument of
igwar was allowed to appear in Penn
on sylvania. When offences did unlap
Dily arise, a jury of six Indians and
c1- six Englishmen decided upon them.
is The Indians met Penn in his own
Lis spirit. No oaths, no seals, no official
ed miumnineries were used; treaty was
li ratified on both sides with a yea, yea.
ir A strong evidence of Penn's sagacity
lIt is the fact, that not one drop of
IC- Quaker blood was ever shed by an
u- There was very little of that as
in ceticism abollt PeInn which is thought
el to beloing to--at least early Quaker
he isIn. Tihe furniture of his houses was
ily equal in ornament and comfort to
IC that of any gentlemian of hIis titne.
o Thile ladies of his household dressed
like gentlewomnen --wore cups and
buckles, silk gowns, and golden or
nainents. To innocent dances and
country fairs he not only made no
objection. but patronized thelm withI
his owt and his tiamily's presence.
his ow tI his iamtily s presence.
Seattle. Wash., July 30.---Speed
ers on the Pacific highway are being
arrested in this county in great num
bers. Offic;als are determined to
stop the practice.
Boise. Idaho, July 30.--The cat in
Boise needs a friend. . . White,
public welfare commissioner, is de
termined to wipe out the species.
He is killing them right anid left.
"The cat," lie says. "is subject to
most of the diseases that affect m1an,
inciuding distemper, pneumonia,
diphtheria, bronchitis, pleurisy. na-1
tarrh. tuberculosis, jaundice. scarlet
fever. ieasels, whooping cough, and
Yet the cats live on.
Today's Anniversary I
July 30 in History.
161' ---First colonial assembly in
America met at Jamestown. Va.
1802-Duel between John Swart
out and De Witt Clinton.
1841-George W. Melville. chief,
engineer U. S. navy, horn; a member
of the De Long Arctic expedition.
1844--Robert J. (Bob) Burdette.
journalist and humorist. born. lie
imade his reputation on the Burling
ton. Iowa, Hawkeye.
1 J 64- -Chambersburg, Pa.. was
burned by Confederates.
How Ben Wallace Began Career ,
Pi ftly years ;ago ar 'ed-h adied,
freckled-face little lad was running
arouind ill iliamilli co iunty, Indinai,
and he was lookinig for workl, not for
olay. His Ccircllstlatcies forced hint
to work in order to sulpport his wid
owed mother; ;oriunately he liked
work. and 'from Ihe firt po ii on lie
held in a livery stable, working ifor'
i50 cents a week, upl to thle l'preseont
tiime, this lad has never takelcn i. va
At onle time lien \Vallace only
owned the cheliap overalls anidl suis
penderls lie wore. He diid noti illher
it a dollar, has never had anlly pull
except that of his own\ brain. At one
tlime, he did nol have Inoniey enoungh
to buy feed for his ipet cant'ary birdl.
Today he owns one of the ahrgest
herds of elelphanls in ]lte country and
is operating one of the largest circius
organizations in the world.
lHei ipslresident of one of of the larg
est lbanlking institutions i li n Illdiana,
thlie Wabash Valley Tr'ust comlpanly,
at Pern. HeI- owns one of the largest
BUTTE ELECTRIC RAILWAY CO.
.HE FOLLOWING ORDER WAS ISSUED BY THE
PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION ON JULY 23, 1919
IT IS THE:REFORE ORDERED that the application of the Butte Electric Railway company for increased rates
and fares and for permission to file and publish the same be, and the same is hereby, granted, and that said rates
and fares shall provide for a cash fare on all lines within and without the city (save and except the Columbia
Gardens line, where a ten-cent fare is now charged, which said rate will not be modified) of seven cents (7c),
with transfer privileges, for all persons except children and mail carriers on duty (who shall be carried at the
rate of two and one-half cents, as heretofore), and, in lieu of the seven-cent cash rate, tickets shall be sold in
blocks of four, or any multiple thereof, at the rate of six and one-fourth cents (6'/4c) per ticket, which said
ticket shall entitle passengers to all the priveleges of a seven-cent cash fare.
(:j( \l ll·: N(IN(; F"IIII,.\Y.:\l. I' . 1 '.. aret u,, tll lines. excep''1 t C;OlJl iin i (;trI'cleI s. \\will be seven centsl (7') (cash,
,II' vix ;lull onle-f rI' th .t, s : G I') w\\he'l licl ,el .us 1>. a,.
'licl"k t r t.le t ci ".l'(li iii, l ve,11 ll' l\\( l\.( yq+l'.rs , l"' ) il' a , \ w il r/,tliiill 1;i lt lL'res.. t, 2 ) liclets I'ifi' 'illy ,co ll
'.)111 . (;ailth fare I',or all chibiiro w ill I. seven \ Ce Isi ' i ".)
iBuy lickets aiil sa e niii ,ey: .lil1 \\ ill h y i ' ticketI. Sixteen 1 i shies. pl (iM1 ush. willt c( st ou $1.12.
STREET CAR TICKETS
Are now on sale at a l of the Lutey Brothers' stores and at the following places:
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'liL.d ( i li' SI t.l u ) .--------------.... - ........ 1 l -------------------------1017 S I t al lNl Ave.
t es ;rust ri c u miiniui---- -- ---------- - ------------------------------------------- 2940 Fl al liileV Ird
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T. 1i. li l ll lts & i C; . -1. e h tervill
S ii iil........... .i u. l 'uik T ilil 3 N. M ainil .
L rkI s. ill u I sic ; bi) n- - - - - - -1y II l rd \.
They will be sold in bunches of four (4) for twenty-five cents (25c).
Rate Effective August 1, 1919 . R. WHARTON, Manager
1 ti, hilling 's (:iýu a S t rt' ------------- ----------------------) N orth1 Alain tit.
S pillim in e ; ------ --------- --- -- ----- ----- -- orner Park mitt M ain Sts.
departtmnlt t stores in the state. Ile
OwlS a t heater andli a sorits eof lad
holdlng:' in that city. But chief of
iMr. \a lliae's wealth is centered in
land. 1e Ilieves laiitnd is thie safest
andt btsi t place for money, and if hel
iwere youngi now, accordig ito his
statement, he would be a simplllle soil
of thie soil. Iaised oln a frlll he his
h llionom Indiana's lgreatest f-tarmer,.
iand that could not he Ibought for
less than $350) per a re.
W'hen tilhe gorgeouts street lpagellnt
of tile 1Iigollalibecl'-W\latllle circus
i;passes over tlie stretl s of Ittite, i'ti
dlay. Aug. 1, the1 small and poor lads
of the city, mltan fi1nd ecllolragemIentll
ill the thlloughlt thal the owiler of that
ilagnificintli, display was 0once as
poor as any boy, but thnit, by follow
ing two rules, of honesllty rand unlfail
ing worsk, he became a mighty eap
tain of indlusltry .his circusll illterests,
as- Iltrge is they iarei, being cltlllara
lively aI si1de issue with him.
Every wet-ll-osted farier int Ihe I
Seasl.erll sltates knows of "(1( 11" o Wal
d lace of Peri. Ind.. just as every little:
if lol knows of the lIagenbeck-WVallace
ii shows. Notwithstanding his wealthl
4t \Ir, Wallace was e\ver too busy to
c extslld Cevetry possible thought iliand
is care to his aged motlher and never
n too lIrodllI t)o stoop to sp)eak to thei
s poor. 'rToday when with his shows.
p. he is sociable with every one of the
ii 1,1)0 employes. Even llanlly of the
it humbiile workmllen lie calls by the first
namel. I-e Chlasses thn iiniong hlis.
it friends, just uH lie does capitalists
is 1nd noted pIersonis lnumbered amllong.
i- his acqual inta Ince:s.
Is lie shauns the limelight and never
it likes to) he pointed outi as "'Mr. Wal
it lai.ie." F'lrequently people out of cll'i
Cs osity miiay step up tio him atnd ask if'
v he is Mr. Wallace. lie is almost sure
I- to Inswer, '"1 a il 11he boss hostler,'"
I- Ihoweverl, not hdnying that lihe is Mlr.
s. iWalla ce.
couldl hy and l owil ll thIo circuses ill
le Ithe wor\\ld, h(e has ilnever .desired to
own and operate but one complete
organization, which never divides or
split. Early in life it was his animbi
tion to build up "the highest class
circus in the world," and since that
was attained he has constantly main
tained the high standard. When buy
ing horses, he could buy cheap ani
niils. but he insists on buying thi
b)',ei. When he buys a suit of clothes,
this same idea is kept in mind. llo
prefers to have one good suit of
clothes rather than two suits that
aggregate the same price.
But it was when he bought out
right tih great Carl 1-lagenbhck's ani
laill shows, a umaster hand was dis;
played inl the 1 nulusenilet world aind
by the genuine combuination of that
unlequaled animlal show witli his own
three-ring circus, the red-healded lad
of P eru, Ind., becamle a "circle
A big modern circus aniid iienng
orie pirobably embrace lmore differ
Iut kilnds of systemn andll discipli|ne
than any other businies in which
i imen eugage for profit. It is a fact
not generallty known that the average
IIlumber of circusses statillg out
each spring would foot up to Ilh,
amazing total of 200. Where they
go no one kliows. They start lout
buowantly enough, but, somehow,
they never seeot to get back. Wh(eni
one c(onsiders that this has been go
ing on in America for the pa:t 75
years, it is really remarkable that .so
few e(n have succeeded ill the cir
cus ('businiess. It seonts pretty clear
thlt a variety of genlius not coilimon
is inecessalry to tbcoime a. success!lli
There are only three or four well
known circus enterpl)rises today, ;ilI(
I wo of theml, "Hagenbelck" uid
"\Wallace," are ainong the imost
promlinent. The comlbination of the
\\allace circus as iliadei several years
ago with the t-lagenbeck animal ag
gregation, has developed a show di f
foirell fron the otther circusses---thie
trained wild animals giving a feature
both interesting and pleasing.
0 ------------ -- 0--
I'ron Harvey's Weekly.
Said the president in his fourth
coina11 (dmen :
"Adequate glarantllees given anld
taken that national arnialients will
be reduced to the lowest point con
sistent with domestic safety."
Says the chief of staff of the Unit
ed States armny, speaking in explllann
tion and support of the president's
military policy, in effect:
'The United States must have an
army at least five times as big as it
was before the war; England has
fixed her peace arlmy far in excess of
,the old pre-war and pre-league days;
France has fixed her arml'ly at a fig
ure larger than that of Great Britain;
iand Italy hlis lmlade no move toward
reducing her army at all."
All right. Blut-to "reduce" in
a;lnullallet: That meatns greatly to
inclrease the size of all armlliy; does:
Seaves Anaconda every evening
on arrival of train from Butte at
6 p. m., arriving at Philipsburg
at 7:30 p. m. W. BELLM, Prop.
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