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Hal Chase Says Walter Johnson
Is Greatest Pitcher Of AH Time
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Kail in mv nninion "waiter Johnson of
the Washington olub is the king of
pitchers, past or present." So says
Hal Chase, "Of course." he added. "I
did not see any of the great pitchers
of the past, but I can't imagine how
any pitcher could have any more, or
even as much, speed as Johnson. At
the pace the 'big Swede is going It
would not surprise me if he knocked
all the pitching records to smither
eens. He has the club backing him up
now They Are making runs for him.
and that is when he will show. I
have hit against Johnson and most or
the great pitchers, and there lsn 1 one
-who comes close to him for speed. How
they do rush by that plate! It's an old
saying In baseball, ' when you can t see
m you can't hit 'em.' That Is the
case with the batters who face John-
"They can talk about Richard De
Marquis. Matty. Wood. Walsh, and
Gregg, who are all great pitchers, bat
they are not in Johnson's class. His
success as a pitcher Is due to his great
eoeed The ball Is on top of the batter
before he knows it. If we could use
oats that are bigger there would be
some chance to hit a fast ball. That
ball has u wonderful hop on it. it
rushes up to the home depot inviting
you to take a nice healthy swing at It
Then it hops, and you look around at
the catchers and laugh. It's just as
easy for him to pitch a ball game as it
is to sit in the rocker and smoke a
pipe It's a wide statement to make,
but I consider Johnson the best pitcher
of all time, although he has not the
records as yet which some of the other
hurlers have. But as I have said be
fore, I look for him to equal it this
year In spite Of the fact that he Is go
ing to have some rough going.
"What has made Johnson better
than ever is the fart that he has mas- j
tered a curve ball, and a slow one. J
It's hard to call the turn on him, and 1
if you do when he is using the fast j
ban it makes no aiirerence. iiaseoau
fans throughout the United States
have been watching Johnson lor ; -ong
time, but they passed him up when he
did not have a good club to work with,
him. Now there is a good nine in
Washington, and he is going to hang
up a great record.
"There is a great deal in the dope
that Johnson has something on a club
before he starts. What Is more, he can
be worked against any ball club. Some
pitchers are only effective against cer
tain clubs, but not Johnson. I do not
think there will be another pitcher pro
duced who has the speed that the
Washington hurler ha3. I think most
of the players in the American league
will tell you the same thing!"
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The Kickless Ball-Game
Little Stories About Baseball
By y, A. Phelon
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BALL GAME without a kick, squawk, or protest," says ampire Rigler,
"is something tnarevery umpire hopes to handle sometime, some place
but it seems it is a thing that shall never be. Human nature utterly
A Little Sport; A Little Gossip
SOtTHKRJf LEAGUE club owners
who depended upon rookies from
the "big show" to round out their
teams this season paid a big prlc for
the material obtained. The list of op
tional agreements exercised shows that
every club in the league was well
stung, having everything to lose and
practically nothing to gain. More op
tional agreement players were unload
ed last spring than in several seasons,
and a majority have not been molested
for another appearance In the majors.
The money paid for the nlghly touted
voungsters is almost a total loss to the
Pixie club owners, for except In a few
Instances the material has been sold or
given away to leagues of lower classi
fication. Atlanta seems to have been stung
more than any team in the league. The
New York Americans unloaded a bunch
of players on Charley Hemphill, only
one of whom now remains in the
Southern league Bailey and he cost
nearly 12300. Those unloaded on the
Crackers were Revelle, Russell, Eogue
and Joynes, all of whom were captured
earlj in the spring. All told 31 re
cruits were shipped south, and the list
of options exercised show that 10 men
were repurchased, Alamedia, from Bir
mingham. Gardella. Long and Jacob
son, from Mobile; Atchison and Stengle,
from Montgomery. James and Sum
mers, from Nashville, Weaver and Heu
dryx. from New Orleans.
Among those whom the majors did
not think well enough of to permit
them making the spring training trip
next year are: Balenti, of Cbattanoo
ga. Bagby, Montgomery; Brady, Beck
er, Agler and Walford. Atlanta; Berg
hammer. Birmingham; Schweitzer and
Moulton, Memphis, and a score of oth
ers, who were sent to the bushes early
ln the season.
The MPwaukee club of the American
association has bought pitcher Ed
Bchmltz from the Racine club.
Eddie Hallinan, of the St. Louis
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Browns, has been sold to the Memphis
club of the Southern league. Hallinan
went to St. Louis from the Los Angeles
club of the Pacific Coast league.
Monte Attell, the crack bantamweight
boxer, has been signed to meet Benny
Chavez, the Rocky mountain champion.
for 20 rounds at Trinidad. Colo., on
Roy Hartzell, crack centerflelder of
the New York Yankees, says that he
has recovered from his batting slump
that has saddened his life for the past
few weeks. Roy has been hitting the
pill bard every time up.
Manager "Jack" Dunn, of the Balti
more International league club, has
just completed a deal by which "Jim
my" Walsh and "Eddie" Murphy, of
the Baltimore club, will be transferred
to the Philadelphia Athletic lineup.
Dunn will be allowed to retain pitchers
Shawkey and Danforth, and will get
in addition outfielder Lord and in
flelder Derrick and JSO00 in cash.
Melvin Gallia, star southpaw pitcher
of Kansas City. American Association
league club, has been traded to the
Washington Americans for pitcher Jim
Vaughn and Charles Walker, an out
fielder. Gallia will report to the Wash
ington club at once.
It is said that Jimmy McAleer, man
ager of the Boston Red Sox. is so sore
on St. Louis, which panned him unmer
cifully when he was .manager of the
Browns, that he did not go there with
the Red Sox on their present western
Ja3t Lelivelt, former Washington
outfielder, has been ordered to report
to the New .York Americans, and will
be put Into the game at once.
It is said that Jackson, Cleveland's
star performer, draws only $3000. Few
of the J 6000 stars are really In the
same class with Jackson, but that
$3000 is all he gets. There Is very lit
tle money paid in Cleveland for sal
aries. Lajoie gets $9000, it is stated,
and he won't get that when his pres
ent contract expires.
Johnny Kilbane has posted his for
feit of $250 to bind his match with
Johnny Dundee, r'hich takes place in
two weeks. Dundee's money was post
ed when he fought Brock, in Cleveland,
over a week ago. The boys are to meet
at 125 pounds ringside.
Kid McCoy (Norman Selby), the
American boxer, has been discharged
from custody in London, Eng. He was
arrested July 26 on a provisional ex
tradition warrant charging him with
larceny alleged to have been commit
ted at Ostend. Belgium. The proceed
ings were taken up at the Instigation
of the Belgium legation. McCoy pro
poses to bring suit against the Bel
El Paso. Tuesday. Aug. 27, 1912.
El Paso and vicinity Fair tonight
New Mexico Generally fair tonight
and Wednesday; not much change in
West Texas Generally fair tonight
and Wednesday. 1
El Paso Readings.
6 a.m. 6 p.m.
Barometer (sea level) 29.96 29.82
Dry thermometer 68 S7
"Wet thermometer 63 67
Dew point 61 56
Relative humidity 77 35
Direction of wind NW W
Velocity of wind 16 12
State of weather clear clear
Rainfall last 24 hours 0
Highest temp, last 24 hours.. 89
Lowest temp, last 12 hours. 68
Height of river this morning above
fixed zero mark, 10.3 feet. Fall in last
24 hours. 0.2 foot.
precludes a game without at least a trace of trouble. Even the cultured collegians,
when doing their very best to refrain from making any demonstrations, cannot
help a short sputter now and then over a called strike or a close decision on the
bases, and the farthest I ever went without 2 yelp of 'Oh, say, Mr. Umpire,' was
five innings once between two of the big universities.
"Once upon a time, though, I umpired a kickless ball game. Not a whimper.
Not a bellow. Impossible as it may seem, it actually happened, and I shall always
treasure the wonderful occurrence in my memory. It was a few days after tht
regular season had closed, and I was snendin? a little liesure in Virginia, when
some dignified, scholarly gentlemen called at my hotel one night, stating that they CLIFTON HAS FIRST
naa a ravor to asK or me. j.ney toia me that two local schools were to play a
special game on the following afternoon a Saturday and said they would con
sider it a great honor if I would ccme out and arbitrate the struggle. Of course,
I volunteered with pleasure, and the dignified gentlemen, doubtless members of the
faculties of the warring schools, went away well satisfied.
"I easily found the ball field on the next afternoon, and chatted with some old
friends till time for the battle. Then, stepping into position, I tossed a ball to the
pitcher, and the game was on. It was a good game, too, full of excitement and
gorgeous catches, and, as luck would have it, quite a lot of close decisions came my
way, both on the pitching and the bases.
"I was working just as carefully as if it were a big league game, but the best
of us slip now and then, and two or three times I would have sworn that I had
missed a strike on the young pitchers. Each time I expected to hear a squawk
and at least a cry of Why, Mr. Umpire, that one was right in the grove.' But the
twirlers never said a word. Not a kick. Not a beef of any description. And the
batters were just as gentlemanly. Even when I called one fellow out on a ball
that, I fear, was low, he never hollered. Just looked round, saw the swing of my
right arm, denoting a strike, and walked meekly to the bench again.
"I had several close ones on the bases and even at the plate, decisions that
might almost have been rendered either way, and yet not a yell from anybody. The
crowd in the grandstand whooped and derided now and then, but the players were
the most gentlemanly, well-behaved, finely disciplined young men I ever saw. The
ninth inning ended; it was all over, and nobody was calling me a robber. One of the
dignified old gentlemen came up to me.
" 'A fine game, Mr. Rigler, and the boys would thank you if they could.'
'"If they could?' I asked, somewhat puzzled. Well, why can't they?'
"'Why, Mr. Rigler,' said the old gentlemen, 'didn't you know that this game
between these schools was between two deaf-mute academies, and that not a player
in the two nines can say a word?' "
THIS IS THE
King of the
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Strength and wearing qualities.
Roller-Bearingi, Self-Aligning Crank
Box Prevents Hearing, Make lightest
Draft. '"" Adjustable Self -Clearing Cutter-Bar
Cuts Mot Difficult Grasses and
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Ed Corrigan, Once Famous On the
Turf, Now Carries Dinner Pail
KANSAS CITY, Mo, Aug. 27 Ed
ward Corrigan. the former racing
man has come back to Kansas City
to start life over again, where he left it
more than 30 years ago. With what
little he could save of his fortune after
the crash three years ago, he lias leased
a few acred of land and set up a stone
crusher. He has settled down to devote
the rest of his life to leveling the lime
stone cliff3. the same sort of work he
was doing as a railroad contractor be
fore he took up the racing game.
A few years ago Corrigan was the
most spectacular figure on the Amer
ican turf, and his 30 years of racinir
were au years 01 iignting.
three months ago and Is living with
his sister. Mrs. B. C. Burke. 301S Flora
avenue. The former "Master of Haw
thorne" now goes out to his little
quarry every morning carrying a din
ner pail, quite as content apparently
as when he was in the grandstand on a
EL PASOAXS AT COCHISE
Douglas, Ariz., Aug. 27. Nearly- 200
delegates are visitors in Douglas at
tending the sessions of the Cochise
County Stock Growers' association. The
business meeting was called to order
at 10 ocloek in Ellas hall by Dresldent
It was in I IV. M. Riggs. of Dos Cabezos, and the
1891 that he forced the Concv Tslanrt session was turned into an Informal
Jockey club to allow his horse, Huron, ! discussion of needed legislation by the
to start in the Futurity race at Sheeps- state and nation In favor of cattlemen,
head Bay after It had been ruled there ' Th,s Includes inspection and branding,
was a defect in the entry.. But though I PubHc school lands, eta
compelled to start the horse, the club . Secretary William Harrell. of Pan
was not compelled to place him He "andle and Southwestern Stockmen s
came in second, bot the judges wilfully .association, and president W. B.
overlooked him and no part of the $60.- SlcuShter were Present; also J h Na
000 stake went to Corrigan. ' S?08"??01?.?!!!1 T r
The sensation of that vent brought! Bn.J'nf vt", "t n T?tn ' ikiS----)
n-o I... .v.- k0!ii,, i .1. i. urite. of Maria, j. B. Irving, of Alpine:
5 i? thVi mi xw 4-nrw eatt" w- c- Isaacs and E. H. Brainard. of
and from that time on New York tracks Canadian
were closed to him. A smoker was held last night by the
Corrigan returned to Kansas City Elks In honor of the visitors?
MOOSE BAND IN STATE
Clifton, Ariz., Auff. 27. Clifton's
Moose lodge can boast of the first
Moose band in the state. The organ
ization has been completed and con
sists of 20 members and they expect
to be in line in the big parade on Labor
Jack Dennlson, who has been under
the doctor's care for the past several
months, suffering from a crushed foot,
has returned to his work In the A. A:
N. M. round house.
Arthur Slaughter is spending several j
days in cniton rrom nis rancn on me
Chas. Brooks, who has been in
aIiqc-a t tlia 'Zhnnnan nlimnlnp nla.nt
up the San Francisco river, has Dought 1
a half interest in tne apaw iraaaier
and will hereafter devote his time to
Mrs. Frank Martin and Mrs. S. N.
Ward, of Morenci, were in Clifton last
W. Robinson Weiss has resigned his
position with the Wells. Fargo Ex
press comanpy, and has left for
Quincy, 111., where he will enter a busi
ness college for the coming year.
Joe Brooks and wife, of the Shan
non pumping station, are visiting
E. M. Williams, manager of the A. C.
company store, has left for a short
trip to Colorado Springs. He stopped
for a few days In El Paso en route.
Arthur Bergman, who has been em
ployed for some time in the A. C meat
market at Metcalf. has been trans
ferred to the Clifton market.
Dave Irwin has left for an extended
business trip in the east.
W. L. DuMoulin, superintendent of
the Morenci Water company, has been
in Clifton for a couple of days on
Sam Elkins has left with a camp
ing outfit for the Black river coun
try where hi- will act as guide for a
party of hi nters.
John Kiddie, of the A. C. engineer
ing force at Morenci, was a Clifton
Chas. Kreuder and C E. Tyler were
spending a day in Morenci on business
connected with the Moose celebration
to be held on Labor day.
J. B. Kline, of the A. & N. M. rail
road, has left for Pueblo. Cola, and
eastern points for a month's vacation.
J. M. Erickson and Jack Campbell,
of Morenci, have been visiting in Clir
ton. J. J. Hall, of Metcalf, has left for
Tonopah, Nev.. and other northwestern
points where he will spend the next
Harry Thorpe, of Metcalf, accompanied
by his sister and sisterinlaw, left for
Florida, where they will spend the
remainder of the summer.
Dr. Tibbetts. the Shannon physician
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Valley Implement & Vehicle Co., Agts., El Paso, Tex-
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of Metcalf, Is spending a montn in
Walter Tappin Jr., has a position in
the A. C. company general onice.
Auditor Marshall, of the postofflce j
department Is spending several days
!n Clifton looking over the affairs of
the local cffice.
E. C. Heck, superintendent of the
Clifton Water company, has returned
from a short business trip.
Irving Johnson and Miss Jessie
Lloyd, of Morenci. were calling on
Clifton friends last week.
James Bennetts, who was a recent
Clifton visitor from Morenci. states
that he has received word from Eng
land to the effect that he Is the father
of a fine young son. Mrs. Bennett
has Lieu visiting relatives In England
for the pa-t several months.
"Patsy" Collins, an exconductor on
the Mexican National railway Is now
employed on the A & N. M. out of
J. T Kellv A. A N. M. yardmaster
at Clifton, expects to leave shortly
for month's vacation in California.
Judge C E. Leonard is again able to
preside over the justice court after
spending the past week in the A. C
Word has been received at the
i.....wr. ArtAA that thA 1ltte&n Who
It was charged, stabbed night officer
Thompson some time ago has Def"
located in Tucson. Deputy sheriff
Chas. Keppler left Immediately for
that city to bring the man back to
Clifton and arrived here with him
safely. although It was saM
the Mexican made the statement that
the officer would not live to put him
behind the bars.
PERSONAL AND SOCIAL
NOTES OF SAX MARCIAL
San Marcial. N. M.. Aug. 27. John G.
Warren, of Engle. manager of the vic
torlo Land & Cattle company, is In
town On business.
E. Grandjean is in Leasburg.
Mrs. J. Freudensteln. of El Paso, is
a guest at the home of her sister, Mrs.
H. Bonem. ..,.,. j
Mrs A. B. Campbell has returned
from Albuquerque, where she visited
her husband, who is a patient In a lo
G. D. Fisher and family have re
turned from Missouri, where they
have spent the summer.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Jamison are at
home from Pennsylvania, where they
spent their vacation.
N. NUsen, of El Paso, spent a few
davs here visiting relatives.
Mrs. G. H "Vail has returned home
from a visit in Kansas. She was ac
companied home by her mother, Mrs.
Carpenter, who will visit here for a
nOMESEEKERS AT DALHART.
Dalhart. Tex., Aug. 27. Sixty home
seekers from points in Illinois. Iowa
and Missouri, were in Dalhart, and
many of them have bought homes and
will return for their families.
DRAWS LARGE CROWDS
Valentine. Tex.. Aug. 27. The Chris
tian meeting Is drawing large crowds
and some from the county are in at
tendance. L. D- Louthian is in town on business
Powell Wllkins Is in from his ranch
home for general supplies.
John Baumgart is In on business this
W. L. Case Is having his ranch
fenced. He is in town for supplies.
Bell & Gray have opened up their
meat market, which has been closed
for three months. They have plenty
of fat cattle on hand.
Mrs. E. E. Stegall has returned from
EI Paso. She was accompanied by her
little son. Robert, who has been con
fined in Hotel Dleu for ten weelts with
typhoid fever. The little fellow is yet
unable to stand on his feet, but is slow
ly gaining strength.
Lou Grogan has gone to Ryan for a
few days' stay on business.
Cook Moore and family are in from
their ranch to attend the revival which
is being held in the union church.
They are the guests of Mr. and Mrs.
R. N. Everett.
Mrs. Jack Howard and daughters are
in from their ranch home shopping.
J. F. Everett is In from his ranch
in the Fort Davis mountains.
ARIZONA INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL
MAY BE AT OLD FT. GRANT.
Phoenix, Ariz.. Aug. 27. Governor
Hunt and secretary Sidney Osborn of
the board of control have returned
from Fort Grant, where they have been
for some tmie looking over the aban
doned military reservation with a
view of selecting 2000 aeres of it. with
Its improvements, for the purposes of
a state Industrial school.
There is some little controversy as
to the title, but It is believed It will
be easily Straightened out. The res
ervation is administered by the war de
partment and is now under the charge
of a caretaker, who with his wife oc
cupies the village which was at one
time a regimental post, and the only
one ever established in Arizona.
ABOLISH OFFICE OF
Laramie. Wyo., Aug. 27. The office
of general superintendent of the Un
ion Pacific has been abolished, its du
ties combined with that of the general
manager. Charles E. Ware, general
superintendent, has been promoted to
feneral manager, succeeding W. B.
cott. who goes to the Southern Paci
fic as president of the lines in Texas
I and Louisiana.
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