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YOUNQ HILDEBRAND USES K
ft HEADWORK IN GAMES. ft
Umpire George Hlldelinind of ft
the American league hits n jjjjj
twelve-year-old son out In Call- A
ft fornln who already Is exhibiting ft
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WINS REGULAR JOB
Rookie Got Into Line-Up When
Shorten Was Injured.
Has Played Excellent Ball In All De-
partment8 and le Hitting Above
.300 Mark Not Expected That
He Will Fizzle.
Irn Flngstead, who was secured by
tho Detroit Tigers from the Chatta
nooga team of the Southern associa
tion, where lie gained n reputation of
being a. consistent bluer, went well
during tho training stay at Mncon nnd
subbed In center In tho early games
before Cobb Joined tho club. Then ho
was on tho bench nnd be wns expect-
cd to stay there, to be ready for
emergency duty In tho outlleld.
Tho rest N nil old story. Shorten
Injured his leg near thu end of the
training trip, got In the opening gamo
against Cleveland and then was forced
mil of the lineup when his leg again
gave him more trouble.
Flagstead got three hits In that sec
ond gamo against tho Indians, hns
played excellent ball In all depart
ments ever since and now Is tho club's
regular right fielder. He has been
hitting more thnu .1100 most of the
time, much of It In pinches. Shorten's
misfortune was his good fortune.
Jinny other ball players with bat
ting marks almost as big as Flag
Btcad's have come from (ho minors
and fulled In the majors where they
found the pitching ton good. Ira may
also fall for the samo reason,
but there seems little elm nee. Ho
lias faced tho best pitching In thu
league and hit far above the average;
In fact that Is why ho Is sticking In
right, after starling there as n sub
stitute. Many minor league phonnuis
hnvp been curve-balled out of the
majors, but Flagstead has shown no
weakness against this kind of pitch
ing. lie Is fast on his feet, covers a
lot of ground nnd tins a strong arm.
He bits faced several trying situations
and his Judgment at those times has
LOSE SERVICES OF HUNTER
Sailor Haa Been Transferred From
San Pedro Submarine Base to
San Francisco has lost tho services
of Iluilt Hunter probably for thu sea
son. He bad been playing with the
Seals while on a furlough from tho
navy but now ho lias been transferred
from the San l'cdro Mihmurlnu base
to an Atlantic const f.tatlon, and oven
If lie does get n layoff from Uncle
Sam now mul then Ifo can't hop back
to 'Frisco. Tho navy has put the lid
u releases temporarily.
4 iiu uiuilt win iiu a great imu w
. player, a millionaire railroad A
ft miiRiiuto or a master safe blow
er. The umpire got n letter
& from the precocious youngster ft
;j mo oiuer nay in wnicli tlio V
.J twclvo-ycnr-old told of it gamo A
;ij of ball he had pitched. Ho wroto
Pnpn Hlldebrand tlnisly: A
"It was a pretty good gamo ft
,j 1 (iiunt nave anything on tlio JJ
p ball but my fingers. Out of the $
$ lot wns out, so every time I got ft
y In n hole I Just threw the hall $
! over easy, and over tlio fence it ft
J( wns hit, ending the Inning. I
t$ was never In a hole except In A
the llfth. Then I used my head- ft
5 work." $
We'll say ho did. ft
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Jinny ball players liavo fads of ono
kind and another. A brief list might
Lena Illackbtirne, who has played
shortstop on many teams, collects pen
nants from the various cities ho
.Too Ilenz has nn account of every
gnme he has over pitched pnsted uway
In n scrap book.
Dutch Leonard has n passion for
talking machines, ami spends much
of Ids spare cash purchasing records.
Strong for Flowero.
Eddie Collins Is Mrong for (low
ers, nnd picks up n rose bush here
nnd a new kind of plant there for his
garden back In-upxuburli of Phila
delphia. A large number of plnyers keep
scrap hooks. Ed Walsh has a pllo of
them large enough to stock n small
library. Few players liavo had so
mony features written ubnut them as
Walsh has enjoyed, and many a day
he filed from ono to four pages In his
Ed nlso picked tip pictures of
himself In action, nnd has fixed up
a baseball den at his home In Mori
den, Conn., which Is said to be
nne of tho finest of Its kind In the
Eddie Clcotto Is nnntlier who keeps
a scrap hook. Ills fondest hopo Is
seme day to place an account of his
no-lilt game In this volume. He has
nearly everything else.
Whllo nn (he coast this spring we
visited Jack Founder, former Sox and
OPINION OF ARBITER KLENI
Veteran Umpire Says All Players Are
Battling as If Life Depended
Take It from lllll Klein, veteran
umpire of tho National league, the
current pennant campaign Is going
bo one of the most bitterly fought
ccs In the annals of the pastime.
Umpire Bill Klem.
nil! hns umpired bis way through
many seasons, but ho declares that
not since the days of tho old Inter
city rivalry between New York and
Chicago and Now York mid Pittsburgh
have the players on nil of tho clubs
fought so keenly In every contest to
win us they appear to bo doing now.
"The old game Is hock," declared
Klem; "make no mistake about that.
The boys aro all battling as If life It
self hung upon the outcome of tho
chase. That Is the spirit that makes
basebnll the most popular of all sports.
And while they all are lighting every
fctep of the Journey I hero hns been n
pinlseworthy lack of disorderly con
duct on the field for which I am suie
the fans are grateful,"
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ONE KIND OR ANOTHER
Yankee, at his homu in a Los Angeles
hotel, writes Jlnlcolm MacLean In De
troit Free Press. Jack Is one of the
coast's star players and seems cer
tnln to be back In the tnajors again
before the year Is out.
His room was bare of ornnments
unless a wardrobe mid trunk could
be considered such and tho only ob
jects In sight were two scrap books
on n table beside tho water pitcher.
Many of the clippings In his books
refer to him ns the Frenchman, which
he collects with great delight. "Yon
know," he confided, "I wns born In
Had Great Time.
"I Tmd n great time when I played
with Montreal," he continued. "The
French nfns took me to Ihelr hearts
I actually heard one of them tell nn
other that I couldn't understand nny
English except a few words like 'hall,'
'strike, and others used In playing
"And I didn't have to buy many
dinners In Mnnti'nl, either. I had
one or more Invitations every night
nt one of the French homes, and T
had one swell year of It. Jinny of
tliem called me Jacques Flnnyea, and
I could often hear them yelling that
at mo when I was at but."
Ilcfnrt) closing we might state
Unit the Angels have n hitting trio
that compares favorably with ninny
of thoso In the majors Founder
lints third. Sam Crawford, former Ti
ger, fourth, and then comes ltubo Elllf,
PLAYED IN GAS MASKS
nank Oowdy tells of playing
one Inning of a ball game over
In France with tho plnyers
wearing gas masks, against u
lenm niudo up of Twenty-sixth
division boys. Hank pitched,
i and of course his team won, 4
to !, but tho wonder of It to
Hank uud to nil others who
have worn these gas masks wns
his center Holder catching u fly
while peering through tho dim
Alaska will revive Its twilight base
The Salt Lake club has dropped the
veteran Ed Wtllott.
Claiming thu pcunant now Is Ilka
dancing iiround a JIuy polo in Decem
ber. Truck, Hannah, catcher of tho Yan
kees, Is a heavy hitter. He's also a
Jack Tnlt, tho Canadian middle dls
tnnco nmnteur runner, Is playing base
ball with tho veteran nlno of tho To
ronto Senior league.
Tho grand stnnd manngers at
BMdgoport aro panning Jlanager
Grimes for releasing Outfielder Mlt
terllng nnil Outfielder Vim.
Cuban Stars bnsebnll team of Ha
vana will shortly begin a tour of
cities of tho eastern part of this coun
try, opening In New York city.
Thero Is one thing ubnut Fletcher
ns n shortstop. Ho plnys grounders
so few of them bound badly away
from him as tliev do with others.
M MAILS A BASE HIT AND ft
M WINS GUAM BALL GAME.
Marines In Guam have tho ft
IjiJ through u hole In the screen of ft
one of tho windows. The Agnna $"
$ Holder was unnblo to recover It K
ft without violating section I ISO of ft
the local postal regulations nnd ij
M the Sumny boys walked homo ft
J with the bacon.
CLAUDE HENDRIX IS
WORTH MONEY ASKED
Confidence and Determination
Are Important Factors.
Has Supplied Brand of Ball That
Ranks Him as One of Leading
Flinders on Cub Staff Will "
Make Others Hustle.
Thnt confidence nnd determination
nro two Important fuctors In the suc
cess of n ball player is apparent In
tho work of Pitcher Clnudu Hendrlx
of the Cubs. Early tills spring tho big
right bander refused to sign Ids con
tract becnuso he thought ho wns under
paid. Ho demnnded an Increase nnd
was tho only renl holdout of President
Mitchell. Ho left the tenm In Kansas
City and did not rejoin It until nfter
tho season began. Ho held out be
cause he had confidence In his ability
to convince Mitchell he wns worth tho
stipend he usked. Since ho rejoined
tho club ho has shown unlimited de
termination to mnko good anil has suc
ceeded. Thero probnbly wns not n pitcher on
tho Cub staff who tolled with mnro ns
flldulty than Hendrlx on the training
trip, no was dissatisfied with tho
terms given him In his contract, but
on the Journey through California, Ari
zona, Texas nnd Oklahoma ho did not
approach tho president once. It was
Ills deslro to let tho boss Judgo for
lilmself. Jlltcholl evidently did not
think Hendrlx was worth more than
ho offered him nnd let him quit tho
club, but later on had a chango of
mind nnd sent for tho pitcher nnd
signed him, writes Oscar Itelchow In
nendrlx was awny from the club
for nearly two weeks, but In thnt tlmo
ho did not loaf. Ho felt tho club
would need him nnd eventually ask
him to report. He was not wrong, and
when ho did Join ho was In fairly good
shapo nnd It did not take much tlmo
to get back In tho condition ho was In
when the club closed Its training trip
In Kansas City. About one week was
nil nendrlx required. At tho end of
thnt tlmo ho reported himself ns lit to
tako his turn on the slab, and slnco
tlien hns twirled ob effectively as any
man on tho stuff.
President Jlltchell was not suro of
Hendrlx and let him finish a fow
games boforn he decided to start him.
no relloved Douglas In ono gamo and
Alexander in two. In nil but tho Inst
ono ho surprised tho ronnnger with his
work. Wlldness was his trouble In tho
gamo bo rescued Aicxnnder, but ho
wns so fast nnd revealed so shnrp n
brcnklng spltball that the iiinnnger de
cided ho was sufficiently effectlvo to
tnko bis turn on tho rubber.
Slnco being used ns a regular Hen
drlx has supplied a brand of ball that
'links llllll II M nlin nt Ilia lan.lln.r llliwr.i.c
on tho Cub staff. It also explains why
lift 1ml tlll Iniinilft Inc., tn.m I.. ,1... ...... '
u ,w.. ,,,w ,i;itHMU mnt Ulll III lllll Illllll
bCr of games won nnd lost. His av
erago for 1018 was .711 for havlinr won
twenty nnd lost soven games. If ho
continues the form ho has displayed In
ho last two weeks he will probablj?
boat that record and will make Grovot
Alexander and .Ilni Vaughn hmtlo to
reioin tno Honors or being tlio utars o C
s imu gamo unii peanut luiblt Just ;
,$, like nil good Americans hack In $
; the stutcs. Only this tlmo
they liavo started something W
J new In the national sport. In a JJ
p recent gnme between the Agnna $
ij nnd Simmy marines, running
JJ through 1G Innings, the Inst four "
Innings were played by the light W
(J of n full moon rising over the ft
& pnlms which border the plaza. $
In a game played by moonlight ft
almost anything Is likely to Imp- $
pen. JIanlon of Sumny started W
$J things for his tenm when ho ft
& mailed a ball In tho nnst office A
UNITED STATES GOT BARGAIN
Purchase of Florida From Spain for
$6,000,000 Was Decidedly Good
Stroke of Business.
Jforo than $0,000,000 wns paid by
the United Slates to Spain ono hun
dred years ugu for Florida.
in 1S10, on the anniversary of tlio
birth of tile nation's llrst president,
there wns concluded between John
tjulncy Adams, then secretary of state,
nnd Luis Do Onls, minister plenipoten
tiary of the king of Spain, nn ngroe
ment and treaty whereby the United
States became owner of what were
then known as the provinces of East
nnd West Florida.
This territory Included not only nil
of tho present state of Florida, but
part of what Is now Georgia nnd Al
abama, and it wns bought for .$.",000,
000 nnd the settlement of some claims
which amounted to $1,021,741.44, a
total of $0,024,741.4 1.
The language of thu rcmorkablo
document between the two nations Is
clear and precise, nnd differs from
other treaties to u marked extent. Tho
two men who drew It up were past
masters In statesmanship, politics and
diplomacy; also, each was tho most
advanced thinker of tho country ho
Spnln wanted to get rid of her
American possessions beforo they wcro
taken uwny from her. Shu was proud,
but recognized the fact that she was In
no position to wuge a long and pos
sibly unsuccessful wurfnre to bold her
America wanted thu laud In this
continent held by Spain, but wns will
ing to acquire It by purchase rather
thnu conquest, and with both sides
nbly represented by the best tnlcut, It
was not long beforo n satisfactory con
clusion was reached.
WILL MODEL ALLIED LEADERS
American Sculptor In France Haa
Been Given the Task of Putting
History Into Clay.
Davidson, the American scuV p
tor, now in France, Is engaged on a
most Interesting coumilsxlon, nccf ,ru
lng to the Manchester Guardian. no
Is modeling n series of bronu V (Uat8
of tho chief allied military nnd f milt!
cul leaders. Jinny hnvci ulreae ,y 6nt
for him, nnd many, Ineludliif ( uK
nnd Lloyd fleorge, liavo yet ('0 givo
sittings. Ono of tho sculptor' H recent
successes was a bust of, Mara' nni poch,
done In clay, from wboch t' no bronzo
work will bo complel jed. Only two
periods of time, total Jug tjvo hours,
were available for Da rldr on.
Hut that proved mP .lclcrit. nnlf
way through, the nn hi ,i,ui inspected
what had been done i it d smilingly re
marked: "Sculpture In- ot so uimcult.
nfter all." He also re ,U,(1 wm, 801no
prldo that Gustavo Doi c. illustrations
to Poo's works wor , lm)o , j,8
(1'och's) house. He lVH 0I)y n cnp.
tain then. The sculr .tor's description
of his sitter Is hit resting: Foch's
broad, high forehead Indicates n man
of philosophic rathei than purely mili
tary type, hut tho ,,,,,,, fi,t orcnB
eyes and strong tin ,Bh nowlso brutal
mouth, nose and , Mimv ,mt ,,,
thinker Is equnllj ,,, of nctotl
nnd decision. Fro t the point of view
of physiognomy. ( , M,,jPOt of usoru.
Famous Old Tavern Closed.
The rising tlf i of prohibition bus
wept uway uur ,ti.r ancient hostelry,
the Illue Anchc ,,-, t Front nnd Dock
drools, Phlladn Iphla, clalnicd to bo tho
oldest tavern Pennsylvania, and
one of the two r tim, (kl8t , A,
The nine A nchor Is one of the land
marks of tho city. Its walls bear tho
Inscription U u the Inn wns founded
" ir,s-' sho rlly after the landing of
William Per ,n, When Dock street was
Dock creek . As a tavern and bar
Iho biilhllnf . on this site has been op-i-rnted
con iiiunusly for 2:i7 years.
Chronlch TlS of Dock street sny that
tho origin al building wns burned In
tho later 4).rs of tho eighteenth cen
tury, nnd that the present building
dates fro' m uliout 17S!). Tho Inn wns
long kiitf wn for Its lish dinners.
In n Httlo cave on n hillside, nlso
under I .hell (Ire, a war correspondent
found ( i preacher secretary tending his
ittlo roup of wounded. Tho men had
fallen too fast that day for tho ntnbu
laneef to carry them all, and so ho hnd
piekoV I up a dozen of them, ono by ono,
'ind c arrled them back across tho shell
holes to his llttl cave In the hill, whero
ho tl lought they would be safe. All
nlgltf t long, while tho guns ronred, ho
mail i his lonesome Journeys out, bring
ing in new wounded and carrying wa
ter' to those who cried out for it. Red
Crc ss Jlagnzlne.
Crops Worth Billions.
' Tho cereal crops of tho United States
wi ere worth over $7,000,000,000 to tho
ff irmers who raised them In 1018. Tho
B roduct of these crops, nil together,
V ns u little under tho totnt for 1017,
f nit, while the prices of soma of tho
cereals wero lower In 1018 than In
1017, tho prices of others wero sufll-
clently blcber to mnko tho total vninn
of tho cereals greater In 1018 by mora
(lulu a quarter of a billion dollars.
Bubonic Plague In Aroentlna.
A report from Iluenos Aires states
that tho government of that country
Is sending a commission -to tho prov
ince of .Injiiy for Iho purpn&o of fight
ing the epidemic of bubonic plague,
which Is reported to bo serious. The
Santiago dispensary reports 005 cases
of typhus fuver and 10 deaths.
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