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'HE ARGUS, SATURDAY, JULY 28," 1 90G.
Harry Steinfeldt, Chicago
Third Basemafj, Certain-
ly Swatting- the Ball.
Speedy Herman Schaefer, the
Able Detroit American
Ilarry Steinfeldt. the Chicago Nation
als great third baseman, has once more
assumed the lead In the batting list of
the players of the National league. The
list shows that the majority of the
teams hare Improved considerably in
their batting, and Cincinnati In partlc-
ular has palled up, as Miller Iluggins
has forced himself into the .300 class
Hans Wagner of Fittsburg has gained
considerably, but has dropped from sec
ond place owing to the fact that a num
ber of hitters have been clouting the
ball with a frequency that predicts that
both Steinfeldt and Wagner will have
competition in .the race for firshonors.
Betbe of St. Ixmls leads the pitchers,
Marshall of St.' Louis the catchers. Me
Gann of New York the first basemen,
Rltcbey of Pittsburg the second base
men, Arndt of St. Louis the third base
men and Wagner of rittsburg the short
stops. Herman Schaefer. the second base
man of the Detroit Americans, has
risen to the proud proprietorship of a
large bunch of fame. His speedy and
accurate work around the pivotal sta-
. HZEMAN SCHAEJTB.
tlon forythe Detroit team has won him
several offers from other big league
t earns. (
Schaefer covers a big slice of terri
tory, .land his favorite stunt Is to jump
three feet in the air and haul down
Schaefer Is of German parentage, but
was bred In the middle west, where so
many able ball tossers have been pro
I 1 : -
Second Baseman Hobe Ferris of the
Boston Americans Is just like other
players. He says, "I always get the
worst of It from the scorers." There's
a big reward hung up for the first
player who confesses that a scorer
PICTURE ON A HLL
The Look Man of "Wilmington, Enf.
land, Measures 240 Fet.
About midway between Berwick and
Polegate stations, at a point where the
side of the hill Is very precipitous, those
who know exactly the spot where to
look will be able to see from the rail
way carriage windows a sort of rude
imitation of the human form outlined
In white." The figure, which is between
200 and 300 feet In height,' holds a long
staff In each hand. This is the "Long
Man of Wilmington," once the center
of profound veneration and worship,
but now merely an object of interest to
In order to obtain .in adequate Idea
of this great hillside figure, dominating
the surrounding country and appearing
to watch as guardian over the little
village below, it is desirable to ap
proach it afoot, tnimplug along the
winding lanes, as the pilgrims of old
must have tramped when they came
hither on the occasion of some great
religions festival. Seen from afar, the
figure does not appear to be of remark
able size, but gradually as one ap
proaches the hill it assumes an impos
ing and definite shape.
The figure, about 210 feet in height,
was merely shied in the turf so as to
allow the chair to appear through. In
the course of time these depressions In
the surface became almost Impercepti
ble, and to such an extent was the fig
ure neglected that at last it was only
possible to make out the form at a dis
tance when the slight hollows were
marked by drifted snow or when the
oblique rays of the rising or setting sun
threw them into a deep shadow. In or
der to preserve the form of the Long
Man. and to render it at the same time
easily distinguishable at a distance the
outline was marked by a single line of
white bricks placed closely together.
The effect has been to produce a some
what startling figure, which is plainly
visible in fine weather from a great
There are In different parts of the
country other examples of extremely
rude and early hillside figures, and, al
though the very fact of their great an
tiquity renders It unlikely that histor
ical or documentary evidence will be
forthcoming as to their design or pre
cise purpose, it is' very satisfactory to
find that an explanation has been
found which will at once account for
many of their peculiarities.
The theory is that these are sacri
ficial figures. We learn, from the writ
ings of Caesar that the Gauls (and the
Britons were doubtless Included) had
figures of vast size, the limbs of which,
formed of osiers, they filled with liv
ing men. The figure was ultimately
fired, and the miserable victims per
ished in the flames.
There Is a local saying In Sussex,
probably of great antiquity,- in whicli
the Long Man is mentioned in refer
ence to the weather. It runs:
When Firl.e hill and Long Man has a cap
We rt A'ston gets a drap.
Football la Burma.
"Chmlon," the Burmese form of foot
ball. Is the national game. The name
means "round basket," writes Mr. Kel
ly in his book on Burma, and the chin
Ion is really a ball about sLx inches in
diameter formed of plaited rattans.
The game is played by several youths
or men; 'who stand in a circle a few
feet apart The ball having been
thrown into play, the one nearest to
whom it fall3 kicks it up into the air
with the instep, knee or side of the
foot The effort is to keep it In the
air as long as possible and without
losing possession of the ball. A fancy
stroke Is to turn about face as the ball
falls and kick it with the sole of the
foot, although the elbows, head or any
part of the body except hand and toes
may be used. While playing no one
leaves his place, but waits until the
ball falls within his reach, when he in
turn endeavors to retain its possession.
It is a very pretty game to watch, and
the skill of the performers Is often
The Smallest Screws.
The smallest screws ever made are
used In the manufacture of the minia
ture watches which are sometimes fit
ted in rings, shirt studs, bracelets, etc.
They are the next thing to being In
visible to tho"haked eye, looking like
minute grains of sand. With a good
glass, however, it may be plainly seen
that each is a perfect screw, having a
number of threads equal to 1,200 to the
Inch. These tiny screws are four one
thousandths of an inch in diameter and
seven one-thousandths of an inch in
length. It is estimated that a lady's
thimble of average size would hold
100,000 of them. No attempt is ever
made to count -these "tiny triumphs of
mechanical Ingenuity" other than to get
a basis for estimation. The method
usually pursued In determining their
number Is to carefully count 100 and
thoa place them on a delicate balance,
the number of a given amount being
determined by the weight of these.
Cars For Man and Beast.
From Salzburg you go to Munich.
While traveling through the mountains
of Bavaria you drop suddenly from the
sublime to the ridiculous by catching
a glimpse of a car bearing a label of
which this Is the translation:
"For thirty-two men or six how.es."
On inquiry you learn that the Bava
rian railroads run fourfh class cars, on
which the Atry poor may. travel for a
trifle or which may be used at the op
tion of the'rallroad to transport equine
freight Later you have an opportu
nity to Inspect some of these fourth
class cars, and you find them to be
similar to our own freight cars, al
though much smaller. Plain wooden
benches form the seats, which may be
removed to accommodate the live stock.'
Most of the European freight cars and
many of the passenger cars have only
four wheels and look like toy affairs
compared to our own. Chicago Post.
. On Stage Realign
He Analyzes and Describes
Tt and Gives Examples.
' Other Views.
By CHANNING POLLOCK.
Author of "The Little Gray Lady" and
dramatizer of "The Pit," "In the Bish
op's Carriage," etc.
Notwithstanding the f act that . most
dictionaries define the word clearly,
it is quite certain that any dozen per
sons would give as many Interpreta
tions to the phrase, "realism in dra
matic art." To the1 average admirer
of Lottie Blair Parker and Jerome
Eddy realism means cows. The dev
otee of Ibsen will tell you that real
Ism means Immorality. There are as
many different expositions of the sub
ject as there are various kinds of plays.
The Century Dictionary declares that
realism is "the representation of what
is real In fact" and surely this makes
"Shore Acres" without live stock as
realistic as "'Way Down East" with
its bovine accessories ; "The Music
Master," with its wholesone character
types, as realistic as "Hedda Gab
ler," with its morbid diggingdnto souls.
My own definition of realism .would be:
Artificiality so blended with art as to
There is no Intention of declaring
that "'Way Down East" ls not a real
istic play because Its production lu
cludes cows any more than there is
the Intention of Insisting that "Shore
Acres" is not a realistic play because
It does not IdV-lude cows. When the
scene shown on the stage requires
such animals there Is no question lu
my mind of the legitimacy of using
them. Under these circumstances they
give the verisimilitude of truth. Any
thing which does that makes for real
ism. Clyde Fitch's comedies are full
of cowi. Their bodies are stories which
we recognize as dramatizations of ev
eryday life, ttielr legs are Incidents
which appeal to us as honest duplica
tions of commonplace episodes, their
horns are speeches such as come from
the mouths of people we know. The
author who makes his characters talk
and act precisely as the men and wo
men about us do talk and act is a real
ist '.'The motor car dialogue in "Man
and Superman" Is realistic, the return
from the funeral In "The Climbers" is
realistic, and the entire story of "Ala
bama," full of trenchant truth and sim
ple sincerity, will always stand as the
high point at which realism and ideal
ism meet. I lay claim myself to some
sort of photography In the second act,
of "The Little Gray Lady," where An
na Gray retires for the night. The
winding of the alarm clock, the con
cealing of the purse and watch under
her pillow, the placing of that pillow
Itself in a white slip, all are superfi
cially realistic. ,
It seems to me that there can be no
questlou as to public enjoyment of
such material. Now and then some
poetic idyl like "Peter Pan" may charm
us for awhile, but generally our pref
erence lies In that kind of dramatic
matter which we recognize from its
appearance. Those things which we
have seen other people do, those emo
tions which we ourselves have experi
enced, strike us most forcibly in plays.
If a man says to you that his wife has
fallen from a balloon you are curious,
but unsympathetic, because you have
never been up In a balloon. If, on the
other hand, he tells you that he is out
of work and that his family Is hungry,
your heart aches for him, because you
know what hunger means.
The decline of romantic drama in this
country may be traced directly to the
lack of fellow feeling for the man
whose sword and not his spirit is bro
ken at the end of the third act.
We are only at the beginning of real
Ism on the stage In America. We are
being hampered and held back by the
same kind of theatrical managers who
told ' Tom Robertson that it was not
right to conclude an act without a
couplet and by the sa. kind of lay
men who found indecency in "Mar
The spirit which declares every lnno-
vation'dangerous is as detrimental to
the achievement of the'best In the the
ater as In the narrowness which brands
everything deep and vital as Immoral.
Despite these obstacles there can be ho
question that every year brings us near
er to the accomplishment of genuine
' So" long as we who love the play, feel
while we think, the most appreciated
kind of drama will be that kind which
most truthfully depicts everyday life,
and the greatest dramatist will be the
man who can inject Into the dull and
ordinary that which makes It Interest
ing and extraordinary.
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THE BLACK BASS.
A Marine Batcher That Kills Faa the
IIeaaore of Slaughter.
The bass Is like a roaring hop. going
about seeking whom he may devour. I
have seen a good sized specimen got
into a school of minnows and eat and
stuff until he could not get any more
Into his capacious Insides, then go off
by himself, throw up what he ha'
eaten aim uogm over again, after which
he would keep on killing the poor in
nocent minnows, apparently for the
mere pleasure of killing. Very young
bass will attack minute water life
which flourishes on water plants aud
got away with every one in sight,
adopting the same method as their vhl
crs. To illustrate the extent of the
cannibalism of the black bass bore is
the experience of a periutead.eut .of
one or me nsn natcneries in I'ennsyl
vau:i: The superintendent made an actual
count of 20.)O young bass about an
inch long and placed them In a fry
pond by themselves. He gave them
food six times a day, and. accoMIng to
his statement, each flsh ate on an aver
age three times its own weight of the
prepared flood every twenty-four hours.
They were placed in. a.p.ond on the
1st or July, and on Oft. 1. wnen
they were taken out, there were only
H.tHtO, and the record showed that les
than 2K0 died from sickness. It in rea
sonable to suppose, therefore, that In
addition Jp the food given them by the
superintendent there were about 0,000
bas devoured by their stronger and
more fortunate companions." W. E.
Mechau in Field and Stream.
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