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North Side Turner Hall
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Large Halls for Rent for All Occasions
820 NORTH CLARK STREET
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GRAIN and FEEDS
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VAN BUREN AND LA SALLE
L. J. READY WALTER M. READY
YOUNG HILDEDRAND USES fc
ft HEADWORK IN GAMES. ft
Umpire (Joorge tllldohruud of ft
ft the Atncrluiti league lint n 5
t twolvo-yonr-old stiii nut In Call $
ft fornln who already Is exhibiting ft
tho strategy hoadwnrk It Is ;
cnllrd fur slitirt tluit Indicates
ft !io either will bo it great Imll p
player, ii millionaire railroad
ft magnate or it master safe blow- ft
2 er. Tho umpire got n letter &
g from tlio precocious youngster ft
; tho other dny In wlilcli tlio
.$ twelvo-ycnr-old told of it gnmo ijl
of ball ho had pitched. Ho wrote
j& I'npu Hlldi'lirnnd timely: $
! "It whs a pretty good Ramo ft
; nnd wo beat them -t to L They C1
'ff never scored on tin till the fifth. ft
it We'll Bii.v ho did.
WINS REGULAR JOB
Rookie Got Into Line-Up When
Shorten Was Injured.
Has Played Excellent Ball In All De-
partments and Ic Hitting Above
.300 Mark Not Expected That
Ho Will Fizzle.
Irn Flogstoiid, who was secured by
tho Detroit Tigers from the Chatta
nooga team of the Southern associa
tion, where lie Rained a reputation of
being u consistent hitter, went well
during tho training stay at Macon nnd
subbed In center In the early Raines
beforo Cobb Joined the club. Then ho
wns on thu bench ami he was expect-
etl to stay there, to be ready for
emergency duty In tho outfield.
The re-t Is an old story. Shorten
Injured lit leg near the cud of the
training trip, Rot In the opeuliiR gnmo
against Cleveland and then was forced
oiu of the lineup when his Icr iiRalii"
envo It! tit more trouble.
FhiRstend Rot three hits In that see.
ond Rnuie iiRiilnst the Indians, has
phijed excellent ball In all depart
ments ever since ami now Is the club's
rcRiilnr rlRht llelder. He bus been
hlttliiR more than .!!0(l most of the
time, much of It In pinches, Shorten's
misfortune was bis roimI fortune.
Many other ball players with hat
ting marks almost as IiIr as Flag
stead's have come from tho minors
nnd failed In the majors where they
found tlu pitching too Rood, Ira may
also fall for the miiiio reason,
but there seems little chance. lie
lias faced the hot pitching In the
league and hit far above the average;
in fact that Is why he Is sticking In
right, after starting then as a sub
stitute. Many minor league phcuoms
have been curve-balled out of tho
majors, hut FhiRstead bus shown no
weakness against this kind of pitch
ing. Ho Is fast on his feet, covers a
lot of ground and has a strong arm.
Hi bus faced several trliig situations
unit ids Judgment at Uiomi times lias
LOSE SERVICES OF HUNTER
Sailor Han Been Transferred From
San Pedro Submarine Base to
San Francisco lias lost thu services
of Huiii Hunter probably for tlio sea
son, lie bud been playing Willi I lie
Seuls while on a fuiloiigh fioin tlio
navy hut now lie has been transferred
from tiie San l'cdro submarine base
to an Atlantic coast Mutton, and even
If ho does get a layoff from Uncle
Sam now and then ho can't hop back
to 'Frisco. The uavv has put the UU
tu releases ti'iuporanly.
;5 I didn't Imvo anything on tlio
y ball but my lingers. Out of tho $
;J lot was out, so every time I got ft
y In n hole I Just threw the ball J"
' over easy, and over tlio fence It ft
J( was hit, ending the Inning. I Jj
was never In a hole except In $
'ti the fifth. Thou I used mv heud. W
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LITTLE FADS OF
Many ball players have fads of ono
kind and another. A brief list might
Lena Illackbiirnn, who has played
shortstop on many teams, collects pen
nants from the various cities ho
.lot' Iteii7! has an account of every
Riime he has over pitched pasted away
in a scrap bonk.
Dutch Leonard has a passion for
talking machines, ami spends much
of his spare cash purchasing records.
Strong for Flowere.
Kddlo Collins Is strong for Unw
orn, and picks up a rose bush here
nnd n now kind of plant there for bis
garden hack in a- suburb of I'hlla
dclphla. A large number of players keep
scrap books. Kd Walsh has a pile of
them largo enough to stock a small
library. Few playurs have had so
many features written about them as
Wnlsh has enjoyed, and many u day
ho tiled from one to four pages In his
I'd also picked up pictures of
himself In action, ami lias fixed up
a baseball den at his homo In Mori
den, Conn,, which s subl to bo
one of tho lliiot of Its U trtil In tho
Kddlo Clcotte Is another who keeps
a scrap book. Ills fondest hope Is
some tiny to place an uccouiit of Ids
no-lilt Riime In tills volume. He lias
nearly everything else.
While on tin coast this spring we
visited Jack Founder, former Sox and
OPINION OF ARBITER KLEM
Veteran Umpire Snyo All Players Are
Battling as if Life Depended
Take It from Hill Klein, veteran
umpire of the National league, the
current pennant campaign Is going
" lio otie of tlie most bitterly fought
ces In the annals of tin pastime.
Umpire Bill Klem.
mil lias umpired his way through
ninny seasons, hut he declares that
not since the days of the old Inter
city rivalry between New York nnd
Chlcngo unil New York and Pittsburgh
have the players oa all of tho clubs
fought so kuenly In every contest to
win as they appear to ho doing now.
"Tho old game Is buck," declared
Klem; "make no mistake about that.
The boys are all battling as If life 1t
st If bung upon the imtcoin of the
chase. That Is the spirit that makes
baseball the most popular of all sports.
And wlille they all are lighting every
step of the Jourmw I here has been n
pialsewortliy lack of disorderly con
duct on tlie field for which I am suie
the fans are grateful,"
J.i V$W?u t -J cooc cx?'-Jr"iiMiissa( n
3 k - fy
V;'V p ij
ONE KIND OR ANOTHER
Yankee, at his home In a Los Angeles
hotel, writes Malcolm MacLean In De
troit Free Press. Jack Is one of the
coast's star players and seems cer
tain to be bad; In the majors ngnln
before the year Is out.
His room was hare of ornaments
unless u wardrobe and trunk could
In considered such and the only ob
jects In sight were two scrap books
on u table beside the water pitcher.
.Many of the clippings In his books
refer to him as tin Frenchman, which
he collects with great delight. "You
know." he confided. "I was born In
Had Great Time.
"I mid a great time when I ptnyed
with Montreal." he continued. "The
French nfns took me to their hearts
I actually heard one of them tell an
other that I couldn't understund any
Kngllsh except a few words like 'bull.'
'strike,' and others used In playing
"And I didn't have to buy many
dinners In Mouti'iil. either. I had
one or more invitations every night
at one of the French homes, and I
had one swell year of It. Many of
them called me .Inclines I'lonyea, and
I could often hear them yelling that
at mi when I was at but."
Hefore closing (. might state
that the Angels have a hitting trio
that compares favorably with nian.v
of those In the majors Fnurnlei
bats third. Sam Crawford, former Ti
ger, fourth, and then comes ltube Kllle,
ji ii,' . i upt' irn j .11 . i rij'i"'j;
PLAYED IN GAS MASKS
Hank dowdy tells of playing
one Inning of a hall giime over
In Friiiict wllh tho players
wearing gas masks, against a
team made up of Twenty-sixth
division boys. Hank pitched,
and of courso his team won, -t
1 to .'!, but tin wonder of It to
Hunk iiud to nil others who
have worn these gas masks was
his center llelder catching a tly
wlille peering through tho dim
! LUilUi uil'U I
HUP 11 III II ' i 'II 'i I JJUtfJ
Alaska will revive Us twilight base
The Snlt Lake club lias dropped the
veteran Ktl Willetl.
Claiming the pennant now Is like
dancing around a May polo in Decem
ber. Truck Ilauuali, catcher of the Yan
kees, Is ii heavy bitter. U'h also a
Jack Talt, tho Canadian middle ins
tance mainour runner, Is playing base
ball with tho veteran nlnu of the To
ronto Senior league.
Tho grand stand malingers at
Ilcldgeport are panning Manager
flrlmes for releasing Outfielder Mlt
terllng nnd Outfielder Yini.
Cuban Stars baseball team of Ha
vnua will shortly begin a tour of
cities of the eastern part of lids coun
try, opening In New York city.
Tbero Is one thing about Fletcher
as a shortstop. He plays c,rouudi '
so few of them bound badly away
from him its !! do with others.
M MAILS A BASE HIT AND $
$ WINS GUAM BALL GAME. tj
Murines In Oiiani lane tlio
p4 ball patuo mid peanut habit Just J
like nil good Americans back In 5J
;J the states. Only this tlmo
J they have started something JJ
J new In the national sport. In a $
Jj recent game between the Agana
, and Sitmay nmrlnes, running ()
through 15 Innings, the last four $
J Innings were played by tlie light W
J of a full moon rising over the $
& palms which border tin plaza. J
, In u Rami plnyetl by moonlight JJ
nlmost anything Is likely to hap- $
pen. Mauloii of Suniay started X
! things for his team when hi '
J mailed a hall In tho post oihYo ijl
5J through a hole In the screen of ft
ft one of the windows. The Agana
J llelder was unable to recover It ft
ft without violating section II'JO of '
tho local postul regulations nnd K
ft the Simmy boys wnlked homo ft
g with the bacon. A
CLAUDE HENDRIX IS
WORTH MONEY ASKED
Confidence and Determination
Are Important Factors.
Has Supplied Brand of Bait That
Ranks Him as One of Leading
Fllngers on Cub Staff Will
Make Others Hustle,
That confidence and determination
uro two Important factors In the suc
cess of a hall player Is apparent In
the work of Pitcher Chimin Hendrlx
of tho Cubs. Knrly this spring tlio big
right hnnder refused to sign his con
tract because he thought bo wns under
paid. Ho demanded tin Increase and
was tho only real holdout of President
Mitchell. He left the team In Kansas
City and did not rejoin It until after
tho season began. Ho hold out be
cause he had confidence In his ability
to convince Mitchell he was worth (bo
stipend he asked. Since he rejoined
tlie cluli he has shown unlimited de
termination to make good and has suc
ceeded. Thero probably wns not n nltcber on
tho Cub stuff who tolled with moro its
sldulty than Hendrlx on the training
trip. He was dlntNtletl with tho
terms given him In Ills contract, but
on tho Journey through California. Ari
zona, Texas and Oklahoma lie did not
approach tlio president once. It was
bis desire to let tho boss Judge for
himself. Mitchell evidently did not
think Hendrlx was worth more than
ho offered him and let him ipilt tho
club, but later on bud a cbango of
mind and sent for tho pitcher and
signed him. writes Oscar Iteichow In
Hendrlx was away from tlie club
for nearly two weeks, but In that tlmo
ho did not loaf. lie felt the club
would need him ami eventually ask
him to report. He was not wrong, nnd
when he did Join he was In fairly good
shape and it did not tnko much tlmo
to get back In the condition he was In
when the club closed Its training trip
In Kansas City. About one week was
fill Hendrlx required. At tho end of
thnt tlmo ho reported himself as lit to
take his turn on the slab, ami slnco
then has twirled ns effectively as any
man on tho staff.
President Mitchell was not sure of
Ilendrlx and let him finish a few
twines bofore be decided to start him.
no rcllori'd Douglas hi ono giimo nnd
Alexander In two. In all but the Inst
ono ho surprised tlio manager with his
work. Wlldne.ss was his trouble in tho
Kiimo ho rescued Alexander, but bo
wus so fast and revisited so sharp a
breaking splthall that tho manager de
cided he was sulllcleutly elVectlvo to
tnko his turn on the rubber.
Slnco being used as a regular Hen
drlx has supplied a brand of Imll thnt
links him as ono of the l:iiiin-r nin.-,.
on tho Cub stuff. H also explains why
ou leu mo league nisi year in tint num
ber of games won ami lost. His av
erage for 1018 wus .711 for having wotv
twenty nnd lost snvori games, f ho
continues tlie form ho has displayed In'
Iho last two weeks be will probably
beat that record and will matte drove:
Alexander and .Ilni Vaughn hustle tc .
retain the honor of Ik-Iiir the stars ojt
? iiiri&rM w
UNITED STATES GOT BARGAIN
Purchase of Florida From Spain for
$6,000,000 Was Decidedly Good
Stroke of Business.
More than .d.0 )(),()()() wns paid by
the United States to Spain ono hun
dred years agr. for Florida.
In 1 SI!, on the anniversary of tho
birth of the nation's tlrst president,
then was concluded between John
Wulticy Adams, then secretary of state,
and Luis De Onls, minister plenipoten
tiary of the king of Spain, nn ngree
ment and treaty whereby the United
Slates became owner of what wort
then known as the provinces of Kast
and West Florida.
This territory Included not only nil
of the present state of Florida, but
part of what Is now Oeorgla nnd Al
abama, and It was bought for $.",000,
0(H) and the settlement of some claims
which amounted to 51,02 1.7-U.-1J, a
total of $(l.0LM,7-U.-H.
The language of the remurknblo
document between tlie two nations Is
clear and precise, and differs from
other treaties to n marked extent. Tho
two men who drew II up were past
masters In stutesuianshlp, politics nnd
diplomacy; ulso, each was the most
advanced thinker of the country ho
Spain wanted to get rid of her
American possessions beforo they wcro
taken away from her. She wns proud,
but recognized tlie fact that she was In
no position to wage u long and pos
sibly unsuccessful warfare to hold her
America wanted the land In this
continent held by Spain, but was will
ing to nniulrc It by purchase rather
than compiest, and with both sides
nlily represented by the best talent, It
was not long before a .satlsfatrtory con
clusion was reached.
WILL MODEL ALLIED LEADERS
American Sculptor In France Has
Been Given the Task of Putting
History Into Clay.
Joe Davidson, the American scuV r
tor, now In France, Is encaged on n
most Interesting commission, nccc ,ri.
Ing to tin Manchester Ouardlan. ua
Is modeling it series of bronze V ,UHtH
of the chief ullied military and jr ,i 1 1 !
cal leaders. Many hnvi ulreiu' lV mt
for him, nnd many, lurliidltif 'jiulg
ami Lloyd (leorge, liavn yet to give
sittings. One of tho sculptor' s recent
successes was it bust of Mars' n!lj Vcc-li.
done In clay, from uracil t' m. bronzo
work will be eomplel jd. Only two
periods of time, total Jug; nv 'murH(
were uvallahle for Da irldf ..
Hut that proed mP lelent. Half
way through, the m w ,ial Inspected
what had been done i ni ,i smilingly re
marked: "Sei u,v It i , ,, ,lcllIt
after all. He also refl ,n,,( wm, K011)(,
pride that (iiistave D.j e's Illustrations
V, KT . W"rl;s w,'r' " "'e In his
(loch's) house. He in,s only n cn
taln then. The sculr. ,.,. description
of his sitter Is Inti resting; Koch's
broad, high forehead indlciitt'H a man
of philosophic rathei ,um ,lr(,V ,n,.
tary type, hut tin ,,,,,,, ht( perdue
eyes uml strong tin ,wU ni,ws brutal
mouth, nose and t ,. M(W ,, ,(l
thinker Is erpuilly ,,, f llp,0
nnd decision. I'm in,. i.i. i...
of physiognomy, i , subject of absorb-
Famous 0l! Tavern Closed.
The rising U . ( prnhlbltlou has
wept away am i.r ,.,,., iloM,r..,
Hie llllle Allelic ,-. at Front mul I1m,
' reels. Phllatln Iphlii.cliilnietl to be the
.blest tavern penns.Mvunla. and
one of tin two ,ir nir,H, ()ll(,st , A
The l.luo A nchor Is one of the land
marks of tho city. Its walls bear tho
nscriptlon tl ,t . , Wlls fwin,u,(,
.,m ' ', r,,y ,,f,l,r ""' IniMlHifS "t
William Per llt, ui. tm.; Ktr0l,t wnH
Dock creeit , As a tavern and liar
Iho bulldtui on this site has been op
rated coal Iniiously f,,r ',Tr ears.
Clironlelt T f i)0(.. st,.,.(.r'M,y ,,nt
r" 'teln al building was buriieil in
Hie later years of the eighteenth cen
tury, nnd that the present building
lutes fro ai about 17S-). Tho Inn was
long kuo wt fr Its iish tllnners.
lu n little cave u a hillside, also
under i ,heil lire, a war correspondent
found t , pi-earlier secretary tending bis
Htle x roup of wounded. The men bad
fallen too fast that day for tho ombu
lances to carry them all, and so ho bad
pbkoV up a dozen of them, ono by ono,
nil c arrletl them back across tho shell
Doles to his llttlo cne lu the hill, where
Do t! lought they would be safe. All
alglu . long, while the guns roared, bo
mad e bis lonesome journeys out, bring
lUR In new wounded ami carrying wa
ter' to those who cried out for It. Kcd
C'ic iss Magazine.
Crops Worth Billions.
' Tho cereal crops of the United States
W ere wortli over 87,000,01)0,000 to tho
ft irmers who nilsed them in 1018. Tho
U roduct of these crops, nil together,
V wns u little under the total for 1017,
I nit, while tho prices of somo of tho
i cereals were lower in 1018 than lu
1017, tho prices of others were suffi
ciently higher to make tho total valuo
oi too cereais grearer in tins ny moro
(lulu ii tiiarter of a billion dollars.
Bubonic Plague In Argentina.
A report from Ititenos Aires states
Hint tlie government of that country
Is sending a commission to tho prov
ince of .lujuy for tho purposo of fight
big lh" c ideiuic of bubonic plague
which is reported to he serious. The
Saiilluii) dispensary reports (.05 ensos
ef tjphus fuer and I!) deaths.