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ijij fctmrt' .' editor of tJio Sun Fran- ji;:
:: clseo v nil, who linn luit recently :;:
;:ij returned from Franco, wliero lie :;
:j wns engaged In Y. M. O. A. work, :;:
Ij: the French ennnot grasp our ::
.-: gamo of baseball. "They nre too ijij
i-ji slow In getting In front of the :j:
i:j: tmll, mid duclc when liners comu ::
jj their wiiy," ho says. :
jj: Hill Lnngo, the old-timer, who ::
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:: this statement, saying thnt try- jijj
jij lug to tench Frenchmen the gj
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WORLD SERIES HERO
BACK WITH PIRATES
Babe Adams, Veteran Pitcher,
Try to Come Back.
After Being Dropped by Pittsburgh In
1917, He Drifted Into Western
League and Then to Kansas
City Made Good,
Charles R. ("Huhe") Adams, hero of
the 1001) world series, will try to comu
linclc with tho Pittsburgh Pirates this
year. Adams Is thirty-live years old
nnd n real veteran ns pitchers go.
It was In ini0 that Adams took tho
toboggan with the PIrntes nnd was
labeled lis through by tho scribes. Ills
pitching for that year was moro or less
of n Joke, for he won but two games
nnd succeeded In losing nlnu moro be
fore Harney Dreyfus made up his
mind to let his veteran star go.
In 1017 Adams drifted Into tho West
orn league, signed up with .Tuck Hol
land tit Hutchinson and staged u come
back that surprised everybody. Ho
won 120 gnmes of ball for the Hutchin
son team and lost lit, mid he was
rated as one of tho hardest working
pitchers In the league, wlilcli has al
ways been noted as n league that har
bors many a hard-hitting youngster,
mid many n crafty old-timer who Is
on his way back.
Adnms' record with tho Hutchinson
club won him u trlnl with John Ganzel
nt Kansas City last season and during
tho abbreviated pennnnt rnco In which
the Hlues won tho pennant Adnms
captured 14 games of ball anil lost but
threo for the Kansas City club.
This feat won him his chanco to try
n real comeback with the Pirates this
year and his boosters nro predicting
that ho will make good.
Adams emblazoned his nuiiio In base
ball's hall of famo buck In 1009 when
Charles B. ("Bcbe") Adams.
he played the role of hero of tho
world's series between Pittsburgh and
Detroit. Ho pitched the first game for
tho Pirates against George Mullln and
won It by u count of .-1. Then, after
H1II Donovan hud beaten Willis and
Mullln had trimmed T.ellleld, while
Madibrx sandwiched a victory ovei
Summers In between these two games,
Adams came back to the mound with
the count of two all and Pittsburgh
made eight runs for him, while he held
Detroit to four. Mullen came back In
the sixth game for Detroit ami won It.
and Adams won his third game mid
th'i series when he shut out the Tigers
S to 0 In the Until contst.
CLOSE SHAVE FOR SHOCKER
St. Louis Pitcher Compelled to Thrinl
His Bayonet Through German to
Save His Life.
I'limn Shocker, star pitcher of the
St. Louis Drowns, who returned re
cintly from sen Ice oversea, con
fided to relitles hero that ho "had
a iiiiitiiw escape." It lmppi icd din
ing i- i-rli-f lminl-to-1 and fight, In which
Shocker thrust his bayonet tluniigh
i (iOI'miiiii to Ktic his own Hie. lie
sustained ti ba.Nonet wound on thu
D BREPJNAFJ AGAIN REDUCED
Formei Major League Pitcher Recently
Utilised by Atlanta to the
i Hronnun, former mnjor Icngmr,
iiik been released by the waiver route
o Columbia, In the South Atlantic us
oeliitluii, It wns announced by the At
aula club, Hrenuiui, the only con
tlhteut winning pitcher on tho C'riiekpr
it a IT this season, was recently su
glided for "an Infraction of ruins."
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EDDIE CICOTTE, WHITE
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Superstition Is n great little Institu
tion, csiieclally us applied tu busebiill
players. One could tin more separate
the average player from his belief In
the uncanny world of magic than one
could argue Huck Winver out of a
base lilt. There Is tin1 cae of Kddlo
Clcotte, for Instnuce.
After what has happt'iied to this em
inent shine ball nnd knuckle ball ex
pert this year ball players will be
more securely Intrench.'d In the beliefs
that swny their acthltles ami Infill
once the action of their malingers,
writes (Jcorgo S. Ilobblns In Chicago
Clcotto Ib Superstitious.
"Eddie, I want you to pitch tho first
gnmo of tho year," fald Kid GIoumui,
"I'd rather not, boss," replied Cl
cotte, "Why not what's the argument?"
usked the Kid.
Then this famed (linger unfolded
the most amazing story that the Kid
had heard In mum. u day. Gleason,
who doesn't belli e In superstition,
Just had to listen tu Dldlc.
"You see Kid, when I've pitched nil
opener I've hud u rotten soumhi," ex
plained the foxy Cl.'otte. "I apprecl
nte the honor of bring nsked to huil
the first game nnd all that, hut I don't
care for the honor I want to win.
When I've not pltilied the opener I've
Grants His Request.
Gleason was reliatant to accede to
this unitizing request. The first Im
pulse of the scrappy lender would
liavo been to give a ball phiyer u nlco
little cuff, reminding him pulnfiilly of
his Indiscretion. Clcotte, however,
stands acu high with the Kid and
CREDIT GIVEN DAVE SHEAN
Thought by Other Members of Boston
Red Sox to Have Made Team
Possible Pennant Winner.
Dave Shean Is thought by tho other
members of the teiun to have made
tho Hed Sox a pennant winner Inst
year. Dave stepped into Jack Harry's
shoes nnd filled them very acceptably.
Shcan Is not as oung us ho used
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to bo, He walled a long time, beforo
being, necorded tho major league uc
iigultlon It Is now conceded thnt he de
serves. Dnviy knocked uniuud In the minors
for quite u while, lie even tried his
liiind at iminaglug the Providence team
of thu Iuteruatloual league, And ho
was u good malinger.
IIo hud been up In tho National
lengiiu oucu with Ilostnu nnd turned
buck. Threo years ago ho cnuio up
ngalu w'itli Cincinnati.
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Gleiison rccnllcd that u game won tho
second dny of tho season was Just
us valuable In the team standing as
one captured on opening day.
"You win. IMdlel" replied this vet
eran conditioner of athletes.
That Is why the preseason dope of
Clcotto's pitching tlu opener all went
awry. Williams butted the first gamo
and I'ddle the second. Gleason was
skeptical about the superstition busi
ness, but was eager to find out wheth
er Clcotte was working on u lucky
hunch. Dventualltles have proved thnt
Kddlo was laboring on ti lucky tip.
Vlctorlouo in 1917 Season.
As the dope ran, Clcotte failed to
pitch the opening game In 1017 and the
world knows what happened. He lit
erally sifted through the circuit with
his mixed assortment of slab wares
like a shell through u shack of straw.
The preceding season Clcotte started
the ball rolling In the American
league for tho Sox uud he had u medi
In 101 S Clcotte pitched tho opener
for former Manager Itowland. One's
memory doesn't need to be refreshed
to recall what happened last year. Cl
cotto traveled fifty-one Innings with
out a run being scored behind his slab
bing. It was counted among his un
With it sninll portion of the 1010
season reeled off. Clcotto looks to be
Invincible on the hill. His delivery
seems Identical with that of 1017,
when ho won the league Hag for Chi
cago hands down. (
Clcotto today Is the most feared
pitcher In tho American league Just
as he was In 1017 when he didn't pitch
the first gamo for the Chicago Sox.
Little llock has released Pitcher
Harry Coveleskle. Ho could not como
Tho Cardlnnls on paper appear ca
pable of better ball than they hnvo
Dverott Scott of the Hoston Iteil
Sox has been doing some heavy bat
ting of late.
Uinpiro Murray was bombarded with
cushions ut Minneapolis. Hotter cush
ions than pop bottles.
When It comes to making two and
throe-biiho hits, tho American Icaguu
has a great advantage on tho National.
J. P. Austin, the eteran of the St.
Louis Drowns, Is buck on third ba-'o
uud leadolV man In tho batting order.
.T. Loiter Allilio-on, u pitcher and
outfielder of Maryland Agrlcultiu.il
college, has been signed by tho Hiook
S. S. Smith, tho Hrooklyn pitcher
who recently returned from service
overseas, appears to bu hi champion
K. .T. Pfelfer of Hrooklyn and O. A.
Causey of the 'nuts are having a
gnat race for hading pitcher In i'i
Leslie Nuniiuiiiker was awarded '"!.
roil for lnjurle.il lecelved In an .mi"
mobile accident last December. 'I . i
St. Louis catcher sued for f.l"i,i ).
Although little Is said ahum f
Holding of ',. A. Tony and G. W i i.i
sluiw of tho Pittsburgh Nntl ion's
they nro putting up u splendid de
fensive gnmo nnuind second liu-c
FIRST TRIPLE PLAY g
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jij- Tho American league bus the -j-j
j-j: honor of making the first triple j;ij
jlj: play registered In the two major ::i-
j:i- leagues this season, nnd It fell
jij: to the Chicago White Sox to jij:
jjij turn the trick. Oscnr I'eleh to jij-
!: Charles lllshcrg was the play j:;i
jij nnd It cut off n rally by Wa.'h- jijj
jij Ingtoti In tho eighth Inning after -i;:
iji; the Senators had scored three -:ii
s? runs. ji;-
AINSMITH MAKES HIT
WITH TIGER OUTFIT
Former Washington Catcher Is
Popular in Detroit.
Snappy Action, Constant Chatter and
Shrlll-LIke Whistle Havo Made
Him a Pronounced Favorite.
Copies Cobb's Style.
Eddln Alnsmlth, former Wellington
catcher, bus Jumped Into popular fa
vor with thu Detroit fans. While tho
T'gers have tthvuys bonstcd of cup
nblo buckstops, they have not been
the "peppery" kind. Alnsmlth, with
his snappy action, constant chntter
uud shrlll-llko whistle, have made him
a pronounced favorite In Tlgerlnnd.
Alnsmlth Is catching better thun ever
nnd hitting in fine style. Ho bus
chnnged Ids' system nt the plate. Fig
uring Ty Cobb n pretty fair hitter, he
copied tho Georgian's style, and seems
to be getting away with It. Let Dddle
tell the story himself.
"I've got tho wrong style, fellows."
Alnsmlth announced to several of tho
Tigers one afternoon on the spring
training trip. "I like Ty's short, snappy
swing, nnd am going to bnt that way.
No more .200 average for me; I'm out
to graduate Into the .'-30 class this
So day after day during tho exhi
bition games tho catcher seldom took
Ids eyes off Cobb when tho outfielder
wns up, practicing an abbreviated
swift swing from the shoulder himself
Instead of u long sweep from fur be
hind. He began getting results Im
mediately. All of Ills hits hnvo been
sharp drives of the Cobb brand, too.
Cobb does swing differently than
most hnrd hitters. No ono follows
through nny farther than he does, but
ho keeps his bat almost In front of
him when the pitcher Is winding up
and then brings It back to his shoul
der when about to hit.
Hy sturtlng Ids bat from this posi
tion ho undoubtedly gets moro uc
curacy, and It also probably helps him
to chop bulls through the tntlold or In
to vacant sectors of tho outfield. It
may keep him from pulling as ninny
long drives Into right as some left
handed batters do, but ho gets moro
hits than the others.
Anyhow, Ty Is probably satisfied and
Alnsmlth will not go back to his old
style, at lenst not for the present,
Oh, yes) IMdlo also walks to tho
pinto with threo bats, pumping them
over his right and then tho loft
shoulder. Of course, tlutt part inny bo
duo to supersitdon, so prevalent
among ball plnyers.
SMITHS, MILLERS, JONESES
Names Are Quite Prominent on Ros
ters of Various Major League
Clubs This Season.
Tho mimes of Smith, Miller nnd
Jones nro quite prominent on tho ros
ter of the vnrlous major leaguo clubs.
A glanco over tho lineups shows Kl
nicr Smith with tho Senators, Slurroil
Smith with the Itoblns, Jack with tho
Cardinals, George with the GlanTs,
Karl with the Hrnwns, Jimmy with tho
Hods, nnd J. Carlisle with the Hraves.
Jack Miller Is with tho Cardinals, Otto
with tho Itoblns, Dlmer remains with
tho Ynnks, and Frank Is with the PJ
rates. The Jones family Is represent
ed by Hobby of tho Tigers, Sam of tho
Red Sox, John Paul of tho Glnnts and
Johnny of tho Yankees.
FELT HER EXALTED POSITION
Empress Theodora, Though Not Born
to the Purple, Was Every Inch
The name Theodora has been homo
by more than one lady of distinction
In Home nnd In the Orient. The most
pictures-quo of the group wns the Em
press Theodora, wife of Justinian,
Hyznutlno emperor, who lived fourteen
centuries ngo. She wus the daughter
of the keeper of wild beasts and wus
tin actress In pantomime, "living
movies" one might call the perform
ances, for without speaking u word
she could make her audience hold Its
sides with laughter. Hut ns soon ns
she boentne empress It was ns If the
blood of all the Caesars coursed
through her veins, for none wns movo
arrogant than this high-stopping
daughter of the people. Hero Is one of
her orders to u messenger: "If you fall
In the execution of my commands I
swear by Him that llveth forovor thnt
your skin shall bo llaycd from your
body." And the messenger know thnt
she meant every word of It.
One tuny wonder If somo of tho mon
nrchs who recently hnvo faded from
their thrones would havo gone so read
ily If u Theodora had been present.
There was an Insurrection In Constan
tinople nnd Justlnlnii nnd tho royal
household were ubout to psenpo on
vessels wnltlng at the stairs of the
palnco gardens, comtiuinlcntlng with
the sea. Then spoke Theodora: "If
lllght were the only moans of safety I
should yet dlsdnln to fly. Death Is
Hie condition of our birth, but they
who have ryrfgned should never survive
the loss nf dignity and dominion. I
Implore heaven that I may never bo
scon, not u day, without my dlndcni
.and purple." So she restored tho
waning courage of Justinian and his
generals, nnd the day was snved.
NEW WEST INDIAN INDUSTRY
Exports of Dlvl-Dlvl, Product of Treo
of That Region, Will Grow Now
War Is Ended.
An Interesting product In which
Curncno, the Important port of tho
Dutch West Indies-, deals Is dlvl-dlvl.
which Is the tiado name for the curved
lions of n small tree with it churiicter
IMle winding form. Indigenous to
northern South America, Mexico nnd
u few of the Notheiiand Antilles, says
the American magazine. The plant
ing Is done by sowing only, nnd tho
chief dispensers of the seed wore for
n long time tho gnats. The dried peas
uro very much sought nfter In Amer
ica nnd Europe because of tho high
percentage nf tannin they contain
varying from HO to fiO per cent. Cu
racao exported sM0,.Ti2 worth of dlvl
dlvl In 1010: i?'.S,7SS worth In 1017.
Aloes, another product of tho col
ony, Is exported from Curacao, but
Is cultivated ehlelly In the Island
Ariiba, which Is one of the six com
posing the colony. The gathering of
the aloe leaves takes pluoo during the
dry sciiMui, nfter it part of tho mois
ture they contain has been allowed to
escape. They are cut and the brown
ish yellow, Ill-smelling sup they con
tain Is Inteteepteil us It lenks out.
Then tho sup Is placed In an oven to
evaporate Its moisture, nnd the resi
due Is packed for shipment either In
calabnsh shells or In spoclnlly pre
pared boxes. New York takes most
of Curacao's aloe rosin. It Is ehlelly
used In tho prepnrutloii of dyes and
medicines nnd Is one of the most
generally prescribed purgatives In
In 1010 Curncno exported S11I.JIS."
worth of aloes, $IO,-i:!0 worth In 1017.
Precious Stones In Nebraska. '.
A tniin from Nemaha county, Ne
braska, wont hunting moonstones In
California and found two good speci
mens. Ho remembered that he had
seen rocks of similar formation on his
farm, and when ho canio home began
looking for moonstones along the cow
path. When he had made n collection,
as he thought, he sent them to tho
state geologist, who pronouueed them
iigate, chalcedony, topaz nnd tourma
lines. From those a Jeweler cut 28
ovals of moonstone, mocha, sardonyx
and moss, ami carnellaii agute, and 115
illnuumd cuts o othois, including ame
thysts and rubles. These gems, which
have been named tho finest of tho kind
In NebrasUu raiuo In color from very
dark red through rose, purple, green,
blue, orange and golden op.il to murine
Coconut Palm Tropical Cow,
Copra consists of the dried meats
of coconuts. It contains from fiO to
Oil per cent of oil.
In India, Cochin Chlmi, tho South
Sen Islands and elsewhere the oil has
boon used ns food since tho dawn of
history, for the lats contained In It
ore sluguluily like the mill: fnls of
mnmmulh In most respects. It Is al
ready In wide use hi UiIh country uh
"nut margin Inc." which Is coconut oil
Into which some butter has been melt
ed and the whole (burned with skim
milk that Is mill; with the fats re
moved uud worked as ordinary but
ter. Few Animals Lost In Transit
In u statement inado hy the war do
piuiiaent It apenru that Mneo tho Unit
ed States entered the war and to Jan
nary 11. 1010. this government ship
ped overseas from this country 07,0 IS
nnlmals, which Included 5,180 cavalry
horses, :t;i,:it)(l draft horses, 28.0SS draft
mules, and 070 pack mules. The total
number ot animals lost en routo over
sells so far reported Is 000 horses nnd
mules, or less than 1 per cent of tho
totnl number of animals shipped.
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