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THE WASHINGTON HEBALD, TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 1911.
Baltimore and Ohio Club Enters Railroad Y. M. C: A. League
R. R. Y. M. C. A. LEAGUE
WILL SOON BE READY
BOUQUETS ARE EXCHANGED BY
TYCOBB AND NAPOLEON LAJOIE
Baltimore and Ohio Nine Admitted at Last Night's
Meeting Other Gossip.
By C. IV. SWW.
When President Bond called the Rail
road Y M. C. A. to order last night in
Union ' Station flte teams were repre
sented The Baltimore and Ohio club
tt.ib granted a franchise The admit
tance of this team practicallj completes
the circuit, as there are two applications
for the remaining acanc, which will
bt acted on at the next meeting
Southern and I'nion Station will clash
on the opening day, April 29, and on
April Co Car Department meets the Balti
irrre and Ohio aggregation. The re
maining date- will be announced later.
Work on the grounds will start at
oner and from the prc-cnt plans of the
lr ague officials the plaing held, which
is alread one of the best in the District,
will be greatlj improved The seats to
bf erected will be a big improement
o er those of last year New wire screens
will be put up and a general plan for
the comfort of the spectators will be
The board of managers oted to make
The Washington Herald the official organ
of the organization for the ensuing ear
Thoe present at the meeting were Pres
ident Bond. J C Noolan, I'nion Station.
W C Black, southern. H X. Ward.
Heat, Ligllt and Power, C H Graham.
Palninore and Ohio, and J H Polor,
t nr Department
The work of Austin Howard, the Wash
ington bo who is holding down the third
ta k for the Cornell lniersity aggrega
tion in the Georgetown game esterda,
w i of the highest order Howard hit
the hall h ird ind fielded his position
in lug league -llc, his throwing to first
U hen ou take into consideration the
fa t that the Cornell nine had been out
doors onl twiic before plaving George
town their s-howing is all the more re
imrkanle How aid plael the bag in midseason
form and should the Bankers land this
stir their team will lo improved a great
deal With Davis Howaid. Has, and
Riddle on the infield, the Trust Compan
would be i entable stone wall
It is a hire poMbiht that Howard
will pi ix ith the Bankers this season
Whfn asked esterda v hat his plans
were he said 1 ma come back to
Washington for the summer, and if I do
the Trust Comp in hae first call on mv
services I do not know just what I
w '1 do this summer I ma go to work
and not come to Washington at all "
When the District league voted to be
come a member of the amateur commis
sion all the rumors regarding outlaw
amateur ball were discredited While it )
was not mane puolic. It was known
that the District League would take this
step as soon as their circuit was com
pleted As the Alovsius Club will not put a
team in the Capital Cit league it wis
though th it Maurice O Connor would
fig! t the amateur commission, but that
was erroneous Mr O Connor was the
prime mover in having the District
l,eagi e become a member of the com
mission Rural Free Doliverv of the post-offiee
depirtment has applied to President C B
Matthews, of the Post-ofhce league, for
admission and no doubt will be awarded
a fnni hise at the next meeting
I I to the present time tne clubs name
'v Mailing Regitr Deliverv, Carriers,
and Mi-iellim on- have been granted
anclnses and should Rural Free Deliv
erv station -v. and Station G enter, the
i n i" vvould be complete
President Matthews is optimistic over
the bright prospects of thet orcanization
d fing the coming reason Much rivalrv
i sts between the different divisions and
enthusiasm is at a high pitch Manv
new emplove- who have been touted as
excellent ball plavers have entered the
service ind have signified their intention
of showing thfir fellow -workers how the
game should be plaved Whether their
prowess is real or imaginarv remains to
bf se"n in a good manv cases tahould
fiev possess the abilit which thev
claim the qualitj of ball which will be
handed out will no doubt be of a higher
grade than was exhibited last season
Two of the teams who will bo members
of the Post-ofhce Department League will
get out for preliminary practice to-day.
The Rcglstrj Division and the team from
the Mailing Division of the new City
Post-office will hook up in a game on the
White Lot at 5 o'clock.
Mcver and Bean will be in the points
for Registry, while Parsley and Becker,
for Mailing, will endeaver to fool their
Bureau of Kngraving and Printing will
tackle the Agriculture team on the west
diamond of the White Lot to-day at 5
o clock The Bureau team will practice
on Wednesdavs and Fndas until the
start of the District League season, and
by that time expect to be in prime con
dition for the championship race
Manager "Babe Tomey, of Petworth,
has a large squad of candidates from
which to pick his team this ear.
"Babe requests that all candidates re
port at the Petworth grounds on Tues
da. Thursdavj., and Saturdajs for prac
tice so that his team will be rcadv when
the bell rings
Ingram Memorial Church will make a
strong bid for the Sunday School League
pennant if the present line-up is put
upon the held Manv of the high school
st.irs have been signed by Manager
Adams, and with the addition of the
cracks from the Olvmpia Athletic Club,
three times independent champions, a
good fast nine should be formed
Smith. Walters, and Ligon will do the
twirling for the Tenth Strecters, with
Parker and Goeble to work behind the
Iceland on first. Jack Dodge at the
midwav station .Oz Varela in short,
and Capt Cassulv at third will be the
inneld The outheld will be picked from
the following men Tipton, Crabbie,
Thornctt, Gauzza, Allen, and Wilson
Woodburn. in the Suburban Lcagu.?.
will surelv have to hustle in order to re
place the three members of their infield
who will be mismg from this car"s
team The inner works wftich went
through last season was one of the best
if not the best on anj team in the clt
Carroll. Mullin. Hiser. and Divis pulled
off stunts that delighted the spectators
and made them admit that the class was
theirs rarroll has gone to Rome. Ga..
to plav professional ball, while "Chick"
Davis is with Roanoke making good
"Freddv" Hiser will be connected with
Petworth. leaving Mullin alone to hold
the fort Who will fill In for the depart
ed is a question which is causing Tom
Martin much anxietv. and he never for
gets how good thev were when trving to
find their substitutes
s:istant Manager A W Patterson,
of the Gallaudet baseball team, will soon
leave the George Washington University
Hospital., where he underwent an opera
tion for appendicitis Reports from the
hospital state that Patterson w ill be able
to go back to college the latter part of
the w eek
Farmer Manager McArdle, of the
Western High School baseball team, 1
out of the game temporanlv. owing to
a sprained ankle received in practice last
wfek While the injury Is not serious,
it will keep the star outfielder out of
the game for a couple of weeks at least.
Tributes Paid to Each Other by the Greatest Baseball
Lights in the Country Cobb Joins His Team.
Tyrus Raymond Cobb and Napoleon
Lajoie hae formed a mutual admiration
society. The fierce battle for the batting
supremacy of the American League, In
which Ty Just nosed out Larry, left no
hard feelings. On the contrary, the great
sluggers have been throwing bouquets at
one anoth-r eer since the oiPclal figures
of 1910 si owed that Ty led Larry by a
fraction of a point.
Speaking of Cobb Larry recently said:
"Cobb Is a natural hitter. A man who
is a good hitter has to be so naturally.
You may be able to give a man instruc
tions on how to hold his hat or how to
stand at the plate, but you can't con
vert him into a hitter if hf is not one
naturally. Cobb has the natural gift of
meeting a ball. Cobb hit from the start
I of his career. Cobb has good eyesight,
j Xo matte- what ou say to the contrary.
a man with poor cjeslght can't be a
good hitter. You hae to see the ball
before jou can meet it. He also has
speed. He gets many hits because of his
speed, beating out grounders. He. relics
on his speed to a certain extent. If he
were slower he would probably still bat
at a high figure, for he would hit them
out more Another thing he outguesses
pitchers He thinks quickly and he moves
fast I don't think he tries to place the
ball I krow I don't he just meets them "
"Thanks." s-avs the Georgia Peach,
and comes back with the following trib
ute to the prowess of the Frenchman-
"A wonderful eesight and a remark
able nhsique are chiefly responsible for
Iajole's great success as a batsman.
Larrv has a physique He has the power
needed behind a blow. He can make
them cojnt. Lajoie is one of the few re
maining members of the old school the
school of sluggers. They hae been pass
ing fast, giving way to a new school that
depends on a chop instead of slugging.
I do not mean this to discredit Larry.
He deseres the more credit for It, He
stands to-3ay as one of the greatest bats
men the game has produced, running up
a high acrage against tne new school,
slugging the ball where they are chop
ping it. The pitching to-day is far dif
ferent from what It used to be, but Larry
Is still able to wage war against modern
pitching with old-fashioned batting meth
ods Anil there is no one coming out
of the new school who looks to be his
equal. Pitchers were not using the spit
ball when Iarr started out. To-day they
are. and the spitball demands 'a chop' In
stead of the longer swing. Ttscrc is also
the drop ball and certain curves. These
stvles of pitching produce a ciick break.
The ball snaps and batters find It hard
to swing and meet it. They can't con
nect by using the long stroke, so they
'chop at the liall to connect with the
fast-breaking curves. Larry has refused
to adont this method, pursuing the old,
with as great success as others who use
the new stle against the old stylg) of
putting them over '
Ty r"ob is a splendid fellow personally.
He has been the Idol of the baseball fans
of Amnca' for the past lour years, but
during all that time he has been the
quiet, congenial, and altogether very
lovable fellow that he was before he
was Known to fame It Is bellecd that
Cobb will again lead the players of tho
major leagues in batting.
TO BASEBALL MANAGERS.
Send In your amateur and semi-professional baseball news to The
Washington Herald Line-up. names of those trying to make teams, scores,
and other gossip will be gladly published Amateur comment by the ama
teur editor is a feature of The Washington Herald
Address AMATEUR BASEBALL EDITOR,
The Washington Herald
The following clubs have registered with The Washington Herald:
Balston. Va Irving Speer Balston. Va.
Braddock Athletic Club G W Mudd .ni9:.ri 13th St. N. W.
Knickerbocker Athletic Club William Blundon 1737 34th St. X. W.
Luzon Juniors L. Connor 1017 2Jd St X. W.
Mem Widows J. M. Hale Ill Pa Ave. X. W.
Manhattan Athletic Club W F Donnelly SIS 14th St. X W
Fort Hunt Manager B .B team Fort Hunt. Va
Shamrocks John O'Connor Washington Herald
Seaton Athletic Club J W McMahon 174 4 7th St. X W.
Technical Reserves Fred Austin Technical High School
Woodland Athletic Club C W. Hand 1"3 T St X W.
Walford Athletic Slub Ray Sherwood 1108 6th St. X W.
Hilltops C B Geler 1231 HSLX E.
Kensington H. A. Filer Kensington. Md.
Old Point Athletic Association. J S Holmes .. Fort Monroe. Va.
Park Stars O McKimme. 700 Jefferson. St . Rrightwood
Southern Railway Company.. P H McCarthj, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. X.W.
Waerly Club Harry O Mara 920 H St. X E.
White Haven Athletic Club...W. F Maupln 4914 Macomb St. X W.
Hyattsville. Md J. G Holden Hyattsvllle, Md.
Orioles William McGraw 612 6th St. X E
Speedway Athletic Club H. Regan z, c St S W.
Whirlwind Athletic Club Walter WItner 921 Hamilton St. X. E
Y. M. C A. Bos' Dcpt Mgr. Grieb 1426 L St X W.
Cardinal Athletic Club Mgr. Schofield. .711 Cameron St. Alexandria.
Olympla Reserves Lew Goeble 215 9th St. X E
Bloomingdale Club Ferguson Faguc District Building.
1911 Apparel for
The Men Who Would
Be Smartly Dressed
Bennett clothes embody style ideas that are far in
advance of clothes shown by the regular retailers. They
meet the demands of the conservative men, as well as
of the men who wish ultra fashionable garments. All
the custom-character, novelty, or exclusiveness of pat
tern that the most select tailor can offer are embodied
in our lines of
at $15, $18, $20, and $22.50.
Spring Hats that Are Individual
We strive for differentness that's why our i i
ttat uepartment is in popular favor. The man
who seeks something different and superior looks
to us to supply his Headwear. 1911 Spring mod
els arc superb.
Furnishings for Easter Wear the cleverest
conceptions of the season. You will find the stock
interesting and inviting. Inspect it.
New York Ave. and 14th St.
F1IS.iT R CE Three-yeirs-olds and up. four and
one half furlongs. Chahee 109 (Martin), 2 to 1.
won Luck Mate, lit (Knijhti. 2 to 5. second
Ijd Itapaburz 109 (Dor). 2 to 1, third. Tunc.
033 3-5. return Peter. Rlaneho Franow, Jack
Ryan and liny Battle also ran.
ShCOMl RALL bix and onr half fnrlonu.
rm lOfi (OnreM 6 to 1, won, be Owdins:.
Ill (C Jackson) 2 to L second. Dander, lit
iJamrm 1 to 2. third. Time. 1:26 IS Pearl
Hnpkins n J 'wannrr are! Ubirn II also ran
THIRD RACE-S1W for th-rrjMr-oM and ur
vanV. four and one-half furious wllms. IVav
lns 111 (Knisht) 2 to I tion Rfll of thi Bay
1P9 (Mpf1oifti 2 to 5 urornd Irr Hollts HI
lackwn) out third. Time 0.SS 2 5. Mi&s Imonr,
I-vij Martinrz, f"r Baby, and Myrtle Qjn aLo
KOI'RTII RrK$t25 thrre-yrar-cldj and nr
warrt one mile and one-jxternth Iis Car
nauh 10 (Jrnvni. S to 5. won, Virginia I.ind
ay. Iff (OrmeM I to 1. plarp, ffecrnd Firt
rrrnuum. 112 (Hall! rrn. third Time 131 5
(Vadental. drarc Himtnll, Warner finswell. and
Carew aJs ran
FIFTH HACK- 1125 thr-r-ycar-oM., and up
ward, srren furlonjri pelllnc Sweet Owen 105
(Jennen) 8 to 1 won hL puruttan. 113 (Knizhtl.
6 to 5 seencrl Hajinrk. lift (Hall). 1 to 2. third.
Time Ui J-5 Ovjan V., Royal Lady, and
Shawnee alo ran.
laic Win ii Soccer Gamp.
Now Haien. April 10. Cornell was
blanked by Yale, 3 to 0, this afternoon in
their annual soccer frame The features
were furnished by Tan and Chanp. the
Chinese Yale players Chang was the
backbone of the Yale defence, and Tan
headed the attack and bcored one of the
three Yale goals.
DOWN THE ALLEYS.
CRROU COL'M'II (K. OF C.) LEXGUE.
Team X.x 1. I Team No 1
Dolan 78 . 103 1 Renehert, . 78 M T
Sulluan . KS M 11 Doudierty . . 76 82 . .
.Neubeck 92 a 99 i Omdey .... 91 33 M
Burke 101 94 Ml Kane S I0S 79
IVttv . 7 "K (M I l-mwell .... 90 IS 9S
Cook ... 73 Glenn X
Totals . . 431 U4 K3 1 Totals .... 5 3)0 451
DISTRICT DnCMMX LEAGrR
Arlington. t Hummer
M. Fentnn 123 102 19 Hummer . (0 9T 4
Armieer . K 112 92 1 IVekman ... 92 Kl 91
A FenUMi 10. 103 109 I FJlmer .. .. 93 102 C
Mef'artj 14 94 94 1
Baum . 110 122 122 !
Total 517 S33 SIS Totals ., 5 a i
OtnTrnthn Win from Mohavrks.
The Otawaths defeated the Mohawks
vesterdav In a fast and interesting same
on the Kenesaw diamond, to the tune of
D to 7. The features of the game were
the batting of Ousbond and Morris and
the pitching of Simmons The Otauaths
would like to arrange games with all
teams in or out of the District averaging
niteen ears. Address Earl Simmons, 1253
INQUEST FOR MINE
Men Supplant Hearses at
In Asia the poss-evsions of Russia. Brit
ish India, and Japan lead In amount of
RACING CAEDS F0H TO-DAY.
The Marquette League will 1e stronger
this ear than it has been in the last
feu seasons With the Naval Medicos,
Indian Office, and St Stephen's In the
fold. Capt Kdwards organization will
make the others hustle to keep up with
There is a possibility of the Wisconsin
ilub re-entering the Obmpia League If
the Georgetown bos will make the nec
pssari arrangements, the officials of the
league would consider their application.
The good old game is under way, so let us watch the players
pla. without a grief or fear: oh let us sit like brooding owls, and
howl again the same old howls that we put up last year. We'll
roast a plaer when he makes a series, of disastrous breaks, and
call him name like "quince:" and if himself he should redeem, we'll
hail him with a jojous scream, and say he is a prince. We'll have
an idol eery day. and swear he has no feet of clay; our plaudits
will resound: we'll praise him till he muffs the ball, and then the
same old names we'll call, and hoot him from the ground. And in
thee happ baseball das we'll resurrect eacli chestnut phase, from
out our pile of junk: we'll call men boneheads when they try in
vain to top a whizzing fl, and sa their work is punk. We'll sit
and chew the same old rags, and spring again the same old ijags,
and make the same old bets: we'll use the same sarcastic strokes,
and all the prehistoric jokes, and breathe the same old threats.
I wish there would arise a man, a gifted, soulful baseball fan, a
being leal and true, who would upon the bleachers sit, and throw
seme novel sort of fit, and ell out something new!
(Corynsht. 1911. by Genrse Jlatthew Adarnv) V ALT AlASON.
FIRST RA.OB Two-jear olds, four and onoJulf
Mi. Joe 100 Shawnen 109
Blow Out 109 ( nracnet. 115
aughur Jioic 115 I Auto Maid IIS
hrXTD RACt-Hurdles, four jear-otdi and up.
Jack Baker 135 Ducbenno 135
Hawk i Wine . .. 135 I Ir Heard. 114
Rav Brooke .... 135 st. Abo llfi
Blaik Bridge. 1 I Usex IL 150
THIRD RACR-Thrce-year-oIds atsd np; air fur-
( berokee Roe ..
Babj Wolf .
Jennie Wells .
FOURTH RACE-Three-year-olds and up;, seren
Chief Hayes 93 1 Montcalm 101
Campion 103 I Guy Fisher. 113
Plate (la 110 I Antenor 1C3
CarKiae 95 1
FIFTH RACB-Three-year-olds and up; ftro and
NEW YORK YANKEES BUILD HOPES- ON FORD
DTJGAN BIDES WELL.
Monnts nnd Lnuds All
Norfolk. Va., April 10 Kddle Dugan,
the freckled-faced King of the riders,
made the natives of this burg gape with
astonishment to-day then he gae them
a demonstration of how tc ride winners.
Dugan had three mounts at the James
toun course, and founu the shortest way
home with the trio In only one case did
he riie the favorite. Dress Parade II.
ir the third event. The other winners
were Tactics In the second and John A.
JIunro in the fifth.
FIRST RACE-Four-year-oldi and upward, ail
and one-halt furlono. Baby Wolf, 107 (Byrne).
to 10. won. John I'attenonf 105 (Sweeney); 3
to 1, becood; Jacobite. 117 (McCahey). 1 to 2.
third. Time, 15 3-5. Huda'a Sbtex. BrWite. Hedie
. ;. 1?Shin . Tathfinder, Jolly, and Law
ton Wiorina aim ran.
i,.1fECfD KACE-Twc-jrarwilds. 'r d one
half furlonja. Tactics. 109 (Duran). S to won-
1M (Burns! JJ0 S' M'
108 (Burns), J to 5. third. Time. 038 4-S. In
wood. Bait, and Mekle alto ran.
THIRD RACE-Three-yeawild. nod upward, alx
fra-lons. Drwa I'arade II. 117 Dun) to S
won; 3Inkmelon. 93 (Gakct 5 to ' L
Idle Michael. 109 (Melntjre). 3 to 5. thW. TtaV
111 2i Whin. Royal Lodje. and Jfrr. "l rTn.'
FOURTH RACE-Seren f nrlonca. B.nlr" .
(Bums), 3 to 20. won; Tho tlolden Bmterfl? 101
(IVtep). 7 to 10. second; Michael ArsdT IS
fTapUn). out. third. Time., lffl 1-5. Only three
FIFTH BACE-Three-jetr-old. ii furlong
John . Murro. 117 (Dujan). 9 to 1. won, Serr
lecnce. 119 (Warrinstool. ercn. second, St. Joseph,
113 (Byrne). 4 to 5, thud. Tune, 1U9. Takahira,
Moncncf. and laJy Inca alv ran.
SIXTH HCR- Three-) ear olds and upward, mile
and ore-sixteeuih The Monk, 95 (Olsen). 8
to 5. wen, bir Edwa-d 105 ($rnnctnn). 2 to 1.
vcond. Mj flal. 96 (HannTrr). crcn. third. Time,
132. Frank Puree!! and Henry Munro alw ran.
Western Belle 99
o. K. Herndon 113
C. Core lis
Oold Bug...- .
Oooney K... ...
hlXTn RACE Four year-olds and np; one mile,
and srtenty yards.
Aunt Kate 95
Mia Officious. 95
Tom Melton ng
Haney F..i 101
Jose Rone 103
FIRST RACE belling; four-yeax-olds and np
Amrl loS 1 Mrpma Lmdsey 109
Inspired 106 Black Domino 109
KIot Blair 106 Merry Belle. 109
Charlotte Hamilton . 109 Lncle Walter HI
SECOND RACE Four year-olda and up; an fur
louss. Severa. 106 I Regards Ill
Tamar 109 l)on Hamilton Ill
HartinE Ill I Dry Dollar Ill
Tallow Dip ill I H. A. Ileoo m
THIRD RACE Three-year-olds and up; fire fur
Rannl w 121
Orlm Ormonde 121
Kittle Maid 105
Lou Hill 107
FOURTH RACE Three-year-olds and up; four
and one-half furlongs.
Locust Bnd HI I Donovan 113
l'nneess Thorpe Ill I Channte lit
Couin Teter 113 I Red Rotnn 116
La Ha Ja U3 I Hererstem 116
FIFTH RACE Three-year-olds and up; fire fur
long. Cheeky 99 I Lady Chilton Ill
Bright Maiden 99 Ben Sand 116
(ondacre lot I AUowmaiae 9
High School Frata.
From the New lork Erenlng Post.
The powers that be in the department
of education are moving toward the abo
lition of all Greek letter and other secret
societies In the high schools. The board
of supcrinfendents Is to request the board
of education to pass a rigid by-law pro
hibiting these societies, because they are
considered undemocratic, because they
encourage secrecy at a tlma when secrecy
among adolescents Is not desirable, and
I because they are a means to IcIous
habits and foreign to the spirit which
, should prevail in an American school.
The recommendation has been passed
down by the superintendents after a rigid
ln estigation, and In face of the fact that
many principals are In favor of the fra
ternities. Superintendents throughout the
country have been communicated with,
and. with one exception, all were heartily
against them. The board of superintend
ents of New York has, therefore, come to
believe that. If there arc any advantages
accruing from any of the secret socie
ties, they will accrue as well through a
rlE f c IT 4 ll
SHHElf w. "OV-Xai .v -vivf ; : , ; i? . -J M-
M?lI&b ?m &3?vQ fKKEr.
Scranton. Pa.. April 1-Mine Inspeeto
Da1d J. Williams, in charge of the dis
trict in which the Pancoat mine at
Throop is included, has directed Coroner
J. F. Saltry to hold inquests oer the
bodies of the seventy-three Mctims of
Friday's disaster, and. with the State and
national authorities making inv It
la thought all the facts will come -t.
Several miners who escaped from the
Perry gangway in the China ein and
others employed in the Dunmore vein
have made statements to the county au
thorities that they were not notified of
the fire and danger of death from smoke,
and that their first knowledge of it came
with the sweep of the smoke.
Supt. William Blrtley, who was In
charge of the operations at the mines
Saturday, declared this morning that the
men in the China ein had been notified
by telephone to get out right away lust
as soon as the fire was discovered.
The most grief-stricken community
that has ever gone through such a period
of mourning in this allev Is that of
Throop. Most of the business places are
closed, the mines are idle, and there is no
There were not enough hean.es on hand
this morning for the fourteen funerals.
and several of the bodies were carried
from houses and along the streets to the
churches and to the cemeteries on the
backs of the men selected as pallbear
ers. Several relays of men sered as
pallbearers, one party relieving -another
every few minutes.
Before the darkness came thli eening
thirty-five of the dead had been laid
? way in final resting places. This after
noon at i o"c!ock a public meeting of citi
zens was held in Throop. called bj Bur
gess O. blmpson and Joseph Hatfield,
president of council. Relief work was
provided for at this meeting.
The relief fund already has passed tho
WIRELESS OH BALLBOADS.
Resemblinc a carpenter' bit. but proTided with
adjustable cutting points, la a new. waiter cutter
that a Connecticut man ha ptftf1.
Russell Ford, one of the-best pitchers ot
the American League, who Is expected to
bring victory to-the New York Yankees
during the season of 1911, and antexpos'e
of the method In which he delivers the
freak spitter" that made him famous.
On thejeft at the top is a Picture of
Ford facing the batter. He'.'appears to
bemoIstenlng the ball,' when in rtjpst In
stances he does not do so. At ther bot
tom Is the pitching hand of "Russell Ford,
showing the long, tapering fingers and
the sclmiter-shaped thumb, hlch Ford
declares has much to do with his frea'k
delivery; On th'e top, at the right, lord's
band la shown gruplng the ball In the
manner used when about to deliver an
ordinary splttcr ,or a fast .ball. On the
bottom Is the grip used to pitch his fa
mous "freak spitter" which has proved
to be as effective as Mathewson's "fade
away." These are the first photographs ever
made of the metho.1 used by the famous
American League twlrler to pitch the
marvelous curves and freak breaks that!
nave urougnt nim world-wide renown,
among baseball faas.
How Tbfa Marr-elona Invention Is
Beinff Adapted for Train Service.
From th Omaha Bee.
The possibilities of wireless telegraphy
are beyond the power of comprehension.
After the marvels it has already per
formed men aro prepared to believe it
may accomplish most anything. They
should be thoroughly ready to believe in
it as a substitute for the electric block
signal system for the safe transportation
of trains. This is one of the next fields
it is likely to invade. Experiments have
for several years been made with this
point In view on the Union Pacific and
they are. regarded as having been most
prolific of promise.
Already we are told communication be
tween moving trains and signal towers
has been carried on for a distance of six
ty-five miles. If that can be done in a
few cases, why not in all? The prin
ciple seems to have been established. The
scientists say wireless waves moro read
ily follow steel jails or a stream of
waterthan open space or woods, so that
the railroad affords natural facilities for
this 'phenomenal means of communication.
Perhaps, after all. It Is not so much of a
trick to perfect this system. But. then,
we did not know all this before the sci
entist explored the new regions.
From the Lebanon (Kj.) Enterprise.
The report that the mud is eight Inches
Oep on the streets of Lebanon is an
error.. At no place Is It more thin six
leches, and in son e places the depth
does not exceed five.
A Psychic Phenomenon.
From JndEs'a library.
A man and woman accidentally touched
each1 other's feet under tbe table.
"Secret telegraphy." said he.
"Communion of soles." said she.
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