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' ball It is up to the second baseman
to cover first base.
Always time your throw to first
and take good aim. When a runner
is. on first base and another on third,
the second baseman, should be on
the watch to make a quick return to
the catcher when the latter throws to
second in order to nip the runner at
third should he start for home on a
I NEWSPAPERS ALSO HIT BY THE
FAMOUS "WAR PRICES" '
War prices for raw print paper and
other materials are driving the pub
lishers of the big downtown ad sheets
to new policies. At the meeting of
the Chicago Publishers' ass'n, known
as the Trust Press, it was proposed
last week that the number of editions
printed daily should be sut down.
The question was still in the air when
they quit talking on it But it will be
up again at future meetings of the
association just as sure as the war
Already the red screamers that
1 used to be seen on the Hearst papers
are off the front page because prices
of colored inks have jumped from 20
to 500 per cent since the war started.
Predictions are that other changes
will come, among them the dropping
of one edition a day.
Leading job print houses are send
ing out a card showing a, list of be-fore-the-war
prices and present
prices of raw materials used in paper
making. In the following list the
price raises from 1914 to 1916 are
shown: Alum, lc a pound to 4c;
bleach, Vc a pound to 7c. a pound;
aniline, 40c. a pound to 20c.; casein,
6Ja a pound to 20c; satin white,
dry, 5c. a pound to 9c; soda ash, 65c.
a cwt to $1.03; rosin, $3.75 a bbl. tc
$6.50; lumber, $13 per 1,000 ft to
$18.50. Woolen and cotton felts
have advanced 10 per cent, says the
Which figures whisper a small hint
of why print paper prices persist-in I
perplexing publishers whose pocket
books are pinched.
Want ads calling for old papers and
offering better prices than in many
years are appearing. Canvassers
knock at the doors in city and sub
urbs asking housekeepers to save
their old papers and good prices will
be paid. And the U. S. government
puts out a special bulletin telling
folks to save rags instead of burning
them. Old rags for wiping machin
ery have gone up from one cent in
1914 to six cents in 1916.
Even the biscuit makers and sell
erf are bothered. The gray cartons
and boxes used for Uneeda biscuit
are made of stuff pressed from a
mash of old newspapers. Prices
Common wrapping paper has' been
tickled with a 10 per cent price jump.
One way or another that price raise
in wrapping paper is tacked onto the
price of what it is wrapped around.
The consumer pays. War costs.
The American consumer is paying
here and there for scarcity of raw
materials caused by the war.
GUARDS HELD AS HIGHWAYMEN
Victor Stube, 2235 Mapleweek av
and Geo. Street, 515 Bishop st, who
did duty as special gaurds at Corn
Products Refining Co.'s plant, Argo,
during recent strike, were yesterday
arrested as highwaymen.
They are charged with "arresting"
Tony Petrakis of Summit at Argo
Saturday. Petrakis said they found
a wallet containing $50 when search
ing him. Then they took a train for
Chicago. They wore special deputy
HARD DAYS. FOR LECTURERS
Tomorrow the Central Methodist
mission will celebrate the anniver
sary of its rescue and social work.
The sisters of the people are totake
part in the morning sefvice, and in
the afternoon Mr. is killed for
an address on "The Social Outlbok."
Sydney Dally Telegraph.