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THE BASEBALL C'URVE.
An Old Timer's Story of the Game
Who First Saw It.
Speaking about the early history
of basebal.l the other day, an old time
professional player said there were
many things noL known generally.
"There is, for instance, the matter
of curve pitching. Who pitehed the
tir: c:rve ball ? No don 't. name
any of the men that: won pennants
and got $10,000 a year. The pioneer
wasn', a profesional, but an amateur
-that is. he was an amateur until his
curves made him famous.
"His name was Arthur Cumminzs.
and he was a New York boy. a tall.
thin young fellow with .hair as blond
as a chorus girl's. How he came to
discover curve pitching I don't
know, but it was generally believed
afterward that he hit on it by acci
dent. He tried it out for the first
time in 1S67 in a game between two.
scrub teams in Washington.
"'The famous Excelsior club of
New York was then visiting Wash
ington as the guest' of the old Nation
al club, and the two played a series
of games on the qld White lot. To
ward the end of the series some one
suggested that the young New York
ers who had come over from the Ex
celsiors make up a scrub nine and
play a nine of Washington boys as a
sort of comic interlude.
"The suggestion was adopted, and
the New York nine consiste- of four
or five Excelsior substitutes and a
number of other young fellows,
among them Arthur Cummings. The
Washington nine was made up in the
main of players belonging to the
Junior Nationals, the crack amateur
team iof Washington.
"f ammin2-s was a rising young
pitcher, but no one thought that there
was anything remarkable about him,
and the Junior Nationals prepared
to knock him out of the box. But
when the first batsman fanned out
the Washingtonians began to look
"'It's the darnd'est thing I ever
saw,' said this batsman. 'I struck
right out at all three balls, and every
one of them seemed to jump aside
just as i-t got near the plate. One
*jumped outward, another inward,
and the third seemed to rise. Maybe
T'm beginning to see things.'
"'It puzzled Jewell, the eatcher,
too, not to speak of Al Mills, -the
umg r.e. Jewell caught all of the balls
beas it was then the eustoni for
the catcher to stand far back and
catch on the first bounce, but it made
"The second :basan of the Jun
ior Nationals went to the bat and
walloped the air three times too. Al
Mills came up close to the plate to
see what was wrQfng. It looked to
him as if Cummings were wild.
" 'Just keep your head there.' he
said to the third batsman, 'and you
will get your base on halls.'
"This third batsman; had a steady
hand, :and,- sure enough, he got his
base on balls. Cumnming's pitched the
~ball, and it seemed to be coming
straight for the plate, when sudden
ly. just as it was ten feet or so away,
it curved out and missed the plate by
a foot; Mil.ls called a ball.
"The next ball came straight on,
but the batsman, ho ping to hit it
and profiting by his experienee,
'swung his bat far out.: But, instead
of curving out like the last one, it
seenied to jump. It crcssed the plate
on a level with the batsman 's eyes,
"That scared him, and he just
stood there without making a move
E~ntil a succession of wild balls sent
him to first base. The fourth bats
man struck out so easily that it was
"Well, sir, Cneimings began to get
more control over the ball after that
first inning, and Mills had to admit
that it was coming over the plate;
but except by accident, not a single
Junior National batsman could
touch it. It jumped; it sank; it
wabbled from side to si'de. Mills
rubbed his eyes and wondered how
the thing was done. Cummings mere
"In the fifth inning one of tahe Na
tionals hv dufib luck landed o:1 the
sphere and drove it into the next
county. There were two men on
bases at the time, and the home run
brought them home. That gave tire
Nationals three runs.. So far as I
know. they made no other runs in
the whole game.
"After it was all over the whole
town buzzed about Cummings' queer
pitchin.g. As for him, he was as sil
ent as the grave.
" 'How du you make the ball
curve?' asked a hundred persons.
" 'Does it curve?' Cnmming.z
would say innocent-like.
"And then ire would shut up and
become a clam.
Every sale event here is a bona fide ear
clean, clear cut reduction on all lines thi,
we cari charge is the goldn rul>rof hi bi
at 9 o'clock.. Be on hand for first'selec io
Another Big Cloak Sale.
One hundred more of those Castor, long 50 f nch Cloaks t..) go on sale
Wednesday morning at $4 9S. You can't match this Cloak in Newberry
for less than $S 30.
100 long 50 inch Cloaks, black, tan and castor, nicely trimmed with
braid, all sizes from 32 to 44, take your choice for $7.50. You can't
match this $7 50 Cloak for less than a $io.oo bill.
All $12.50, $15.00 and $16.50 Cloaks marked to one price, $9 98.
Don't throw away your money, look at the Cloak values here before
5 doz. Children's Refers in garnet, blue and 1 rown, worth $r oo, $1.25 a
and $1 5e, choice 65c. each.
A Big Blanket Sale.
Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock will place on sale one hundred pair
North Carolina 10-4 Wool Blankets, beautiful blue and pink borders,
not a pair in the lot worth less thau $5 oo, as long as the zoo pair lasts,
one pair to each buyer at only the pair $3.49. Coine quick.
Be you a looker or a buyer, come a+i c
ing and Shoe business in Carohna. n
he was signed by the champion Athle- with thirst. Kocht wandered
ties and became their star pitcher. miles inland in search of w:
Other pitchers watched him and got las;t finding it in some smal
on to the trick, but it was three years in the rocks.
before anybody did it as well as he. Refreshed with -the water,
During those three years his team once more wandered back
kept the championship. - shore to set up a lonely vigi
'And tha:t, so 'far as j know, is passing ship. There, cast u
he story of the origin of the curve beach, he- found the body of
ball.' '---Baltimore Sun. and upon the carcass the .m
-_______ _ . man contrived to exist, slee
ON A. DESEET IS. ~ the day i,ime when the sun
-- 'the sand and pacing the shore
Stranded Fisherma Lives Fourteen the cool nights.
Days on a Crab and a From a'piece of canvass f
Seal. wrecked dory Kocht manufac
.. signal, and twice a day, as ion
After batitling with the elements streig'th lasted, clime'd' to a i
for four days in an open boat, Au- of rock, where he kept a loot
gust Koeht, a fisherman of the a passing sail.
schooner Stanley and formerly a When the schooner Alice]
dragoon in the Tsar's army, was: sight Koeht was so weakene
stranded on the desert island of his suffering that he could
Unimak, where he existed for four- ereep upon his k.nees. The s
teen days on a crab and the carcass Istood off from the shore ai
of ~a .seal whnich he foun'd there, says skipper motioned for him t<
the Seattle Times. Fearful lest the vessel mig:
When he was picked up by thehi byKoh.sn ucnc
schooner Alice, a cod'fishing boat th sadan it ashut
from Seattle, which had put into fsemnfudhm
Dublin bay for a supply of water, twsntuilhware
Kocht was so weak from. hunger andbociteshnrtatK h
cold that he could barely creep on his je htwti ot ie
hands and knees and. wave the signalplcwhrhexastand
of distress which brough't him assist-alihoue CptnWls
ance. - h-cooe tnly tt
On -ooard the Alice, Kocht was fed floigKctsdsper
with whisky and milk and his swol- sn u w ois u a
lenlibsru~bd it alohl.It asj ohind ay Ktank nconse
six days before hendait bvastohstan
upon'hisfeet Fou hunred ishermefoendo fica.'
nort of he ointwher hewas ick wa o Rihod NsLearev
schoner tanly, ad arivedin o rd' tothe mcooent, thaidoe
on Lbard hat esse, taen hape wtin thiorty toles
Whilefishng fr cooffthe pl-ate wereo his sotrndedc
th' ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~te schooner Stanley,b erfcfomLtesoe t ateil
southeste. Fo yourdaysthelis- ng soert's dillapear
tresd fihermn bttle wit~ ten ot rto dtries bth proj
he simbsh rueboedt ach. and has the fi.nat f,and aid ofim.
rifedy heplesy heaitasg'ablnecttoitand
upon he eea.sizer hndred miles The negroes f or fia.e
oft f the preofntwehe a s pick fRcmd roews-Ledenr.n
ed up ht thwak ofne ohrto left Srength and loeng life and 1
chon [tanly and awdingpr'it the m rotovemntsaidmt
oneboar tiewt i et hat theel tialensape inthis cit ot
Wefish.n fcreeded off escaping from conere of thi onthr.f
leash ofhUimah hehm o hechat tell rtem fat tiheny
Koehtkoped as swpt ialy from-v soporndit fstr theylg
he toner tley by awtererifiac meom os thei oners tand wi
otwenste. Th hook dyhe man- an peope sonwhill are. in
ageed t. rfoisra ad with his moterel thte ce oprsh
tae. Oeothoasboeudrtaem adf in them adtha
thsion thwhichondtday, his sue the dscsatyo ndi of deal.Athe
ditaedt helplestshaely bd.OnStartes howvermet shold be in
Tland he fdrveaszd cralfa mile are notgroe carried fsm enu
ofthe sd. Uon theishlied.A th for med inrop lerianduceei
btuse ay wihoueatr. otihaoo to aorabl ondicithoncha
here I was nonl reug knwere the apretion. Afieoro thiee
wr ek heter andeh e as marn- care andporungety for fullh
led to ac the beach wheringe thekfmentaoftheirypowerstandiab
nigh to keeks warm. Astred ri. Of oremet istooearly t
nest endeavor to attract trade by -
week, A giaranteed saving on e%
z s,ore. The big bargain wheel si
850 Men's Overcoats for $5.50 Each.
ioo Men's Overcoats with a big storm collar,
South Carolina Heaters is what we call em', you
can't ma'ch this Overcoat in all Newberry for
less than $8 50, here goes for only a $5 0o bill.
50 Men's fine heavy Melton Over-coats worth
elsewhere $12 50, here goes for $8 50.
50 Men's Cravenett Raii Coats worth $12.50
a. d $15 oo el'sewhere, here goes for $10.oo. '
A tremendous lino ( f Overcoats to select from
and must be sold.
Cut Price Shoe Sale.
2oo pairs Men's Brogan Shoes worth $1.5o and
$1.75, tor this week only $1 25.
hh -w well we are equipped to dc
and get acquainted "Sh 1ke."
mforWe've fattened ou
vin guaranteed H ats the
arely day you wear them
~on"o" but it takes wear to
Come im and select
""e will complete your E
dj' its shape and will be
** fore it is worn out.
opae- in consideration here was organized in2 an a
nsort in Charleston, S. C. Negroes from The Br
Africa the Carolinas, Georgia and .Alabama era
r. The: took stoek in. i't eagerly, the under- Liseria
t -away..t'anding being - that each share' of Ib1
be fre.1de~k,entitled its holder to transpor- lso
hope t.ation"'from Charleston to Libieria. At her14
etwll appointe ie 4,000 or 5,000 ne- rw
for it' groes flocked to Charlestion and found crwy.
UTni ted! i.here as their means of crossing the bezzle
'nisted. ocean an old, halfrottten bark of 412beze
bl if of- tos a former fruit clipper form the mang
e way tilade between Boston and West In- bottom
rans- (lies bought for a song. Under the law.s the en
.emnZ she was forbidden to carry more than tha ai
jeir na- 206 adults, and probably 10,000 a.ers w
i and shares of stock,.-each of which repres--rov
~omonf enited a ticket, ha~d been sold. She OV
ver can was poorly provisioned and equipped,.h e
levelop- her water supply was short and she 'tia ofn
ities as w ~as without medicine or doctor. On tia per
contact IEaster Sunday of 1878 she sail-' fair
idowing ed with over 450 negroes. passener fa-l
L. and crew, of all ages and kinds. W
begin Albout everything happened to her 1peiene
he very that could happen to a ship, short of ever, v
rde eer- wrecks. She ran out .of provisions not su<
egroes Iand water and when she reached the manage
ere and Itropics her passengers began to die at and emi
here in1 the rate of two and three a day. a:nd exj
careful Twenty-nine of them were dropped
on and overboard, corpses, in the last ten
ir com- days. Ship fever broke ou~t aboard Prof.
rear-s her, she was hit by a tornado off the ledo's
ii.- Az1res came t the equator, caught fewv ren
the power of our matchless low prices. A
re y item. Not how much, but how little
:arts in motion again Wednesday morning
Everything at Cut Price.
Don't be misled, come direct to Mimnaugh's where your dollars do
i case Androscoggin Bleaching (limited) ro yds to each buyer ioc. yd.
i case Standard Percales, plenty of red and blue, u5c kind at only ide
Godd Turkey Red Table Damask, worth 35c, here only 19c yd.
Standard Table Oil Cloth, instead of 25c, here only 15c.
20 pieces Old Kentucky Buck Skin all wool Jeans, 35c, here only 22C.
200 Rugs, 4x4, worth Soc and 75c, here goes 35c each or 3 for $i.oo.
A Big Cotton Blanket Sale. '
Five cases go on sale at just half price.
59c, 98c, $r.25, $1.49 and $1.98, not a pair in the lot thats not worth
double the price.
A Big Dress Goods Sale.
Every yard of Black and Colored Dress Goods marked down for this
big sale. If you can't come send by a friend. These bargains will soon
melt away. Did you know more people trade at Mimnaugh's thangin
any other store in Newberry.
the biggest Dry Goods, Millinery,, Cloth
Will Be on Thursday 28th
r stock with a line of Hawes"
t rise in your estimation every
Assures the Style, A
bring out fully their qualities,
one for Thanksgiving wear, it
tttire for the day,, it will hold
time for a new one ibng be
s & MO RGAN.
dverse current along the coast. clntooprapuihe..
itish governent laid hands on " eiv ncroa uih
Sierra Leone and had her fu- mn, h adsoilyi eer
I, provisioned and towed to ades Itk ~soki oa
When she got (bsek to Char- uio. od,hatyoyune
t was found that she was eat- mrlsainhV o reatm
yy to-wage fees, provisions for o t hygtoto ad
urn trip and wages of the "Teeiafrndomn."sd
The association had muddled Po.Lrmrwt rmsie
rhatl money had no~t beeg em- "h sriigafml f~xby
and the first matie, a BostonwihteelofmrlsaonTe
ot mad one day and wentmidltlchpageaotte .
elow and kieked a hole in heattrteohrnihrtacib
with his boot heel. That was "Add o eiv, adI
1 of that experiment except tatmrlssinsbeerha
>ut one-half of the passen- roalpnhmntfrbgluy
10 landed died of coast fever lv ieyus?
indulgence in tropical fruit,
two or three years, about half sadmfre.
ainder fell victims to the iner- 'n oyuma osyta
:he limate and the remainingyohaeevrwipdoubos'
cent. survived and have done ~akd
vanL no repetition of that ex- ccae~erety Ihv ee
3. There is no reason, how-stukoefmyhidnecptn
hy such a movement shouldsefdfs.'"WahngnStr
eeed, if strongly and wisely
d,hake b sficen cpia Aeiv Dinbcor.oa uih
tductd by enwth foesig t,'' .htte Heeaid sthe minierec
)efene todres today tae nod stock me oa
yus.- othr-e, heid, boy der
Self-Defene.ofeit.-Then geo ofshn't tel -
Ogdn hamer Lrie,TotePruh. oimerdt ariml se
retean du'ator s oemoith Watntlae c rgve aboe the
iaiir~g cholmstrswhostllmat-tert otheerenghss u.