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-VOLUME XXXVI LAURENS SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 1921.NU
WORE SILK HATS
.llaseball has Changed with Yeais., Na
Stional Sp4rt as Played Now ha.1s
been Hiemide to Bring Excitement.
How many Ieople know that base
ball was once the recreation of gen
-tlkcmcn of standing, such as golf is
today? And that our "national game"
originated in England
.in "The Book of American Pas
tines," published in 1866 by Charles
A. Peverly, well known sporting
man of that period, a copy of which
has just ibeen found, is much of the
early history of base-ball.
"The game," he wrote, "originated
In Great Britain and Is familiarly
known there as the game of round
It was a game for teams of live or
more .players, played with a ball and
bats, or Sticks 'something of the form
of a policeman's truncheon."
Jnstead of a home plate there was
a hole, about six inches deep and 'a
foot in diameter. Fbur other "sta
tions" or bases were marked with
There was a pitcher, or "feeder,"
who served up the balls to the bats
man, who, when he hit the ball, log
ged it for 'the first station, and as
many more as he could reach in
Meanwhile the opposing side tried
to put him out, either by hitting him
:while he was running or iby "grotind
Ing" the ball, which consisted in get
ting -it into the hole.
The .batter could decline to strike
'at any pitched ball, Ibut should the
,ball get into the hole or should he
miss twice, he was out. A circuit of
the stations counted one, and when
all players were out the other side
had Its innings.
"The feeder is generally the best
player on his side, much dopending on
his skill and art," said a British ac
count. "The scouts should seldom aim
at the runners from a distance, but
throw the ball ui) to the feeder or to
some one near, who will try to hit or
to grotind, as seeMs'the most advisable.
A- caught ball also puts the striker
On this foundation America built
its game of baseball. Rounders like
everything else inhcrited from the
(British fathers, (lid riot exactly suit
'the Yankee taste. An Americanized
form ldeveloped among the early col
onists and their sons and, about 1850
suddenly gained great impetus through
the formation of baseball clubs, which
adopted strict ruJes as to the times
of exercise, the manner of .picking
sides and the like.
Prob-ibly among the first of these
grouPs-the 'first of whom record has
been kept at least--were those 'which
later lbecam united in the Olympic
Ball club of Philadelphia in 1833.
The town 'bli "circle" was only &0
feet in circumference as compared
with the 350 foot circle later Intro
duced in the standardized gane. The
players madie their own biats and
balls, kept themi at ft garden on Mar
ket street andl after each game sip,
i:cd ilmonadeO wh.lehcl the piropirietor
biroughit out to them..
Such was the ipubl)ic prejuidice
agains~t town ball that the players
were' fretiuently chiided by theirm friends
for i ndlidging in such "'chlii-sh"51' ne
tiv'ilies4 and1( thie preju tdice r;o persist ed
that it was many years before any
considlerablie numb~er of 'persons loanedl
their enthusiasm to the em bryon ic
form of recreation which was slowly
mloldling itself inito t he nationai game
But l 'hiiladiel phia muist yield to New
York, the honor of having established
the game on a firm footing.
in i8 i5 a Knickerbocker Baseball
cilub was or'ganized. They chimed
for themselves the au'thorshib of 'base
bail, thoutgh their conception of it
was widely different from that of to
Tihis organization was ans "exclu
sive club" in which membership re
(iluiroed something more than ability te
play the game. Tlhough a team con
test, it was ap~parently regarded much
as golf is todlay.
Their ruies, probably the first stan
dardls for the gamo of basobail ever
adopted, also show 'an. amuple margiri
of difference. The "strike" of 192C
was a "miss" 75 ycar's aigo, whereaF
a turn at bat !was a str'ike in thob
* ocabulary. A run was a "count" om
an "ace" among tihe biasdbail fatherm
.audl a foul ball a "foul stroke."
.Other baseball rules adlonted b
the club were as follows:
"The gamo to consist of 21 counts,
or acres; 'but at the conclusion an
e(ual number of hands must be
"The11 ball must be pitched and not
thrown for the bat.
A -ball knocked out of the field, or
outsIde -the range of the first or third
base, is foul.
"I.f a ball be struck, or tipped and(
caught, either flying or on the first
bound. it Is a hand out.
"A player running the bases shall
'e out, if the ball is in the hands of
an adversary on *the base, or the run
ner Is touched with It before he makes
his base; it being understood, how
ever, that In no Instance is a ball to
be thrown at himu.
"No ace or base can be made on a
"A runner can not 'be put out In
naking one base when a 'balk Is madc
by -the pitcher.
"But one base allowed when a ball
bounds out of the field when struck."
One is Inclined to imagine -what
would 'be the -bewIlderment of those
KnIckerbockers could 'they rise from
their graves today and scan some such
baseblall report as this:
"In the lucky stanza, after Jamison
had fanned and Wanby had iled on a
i)ece of highway robbery 'by Pip?),
Speaker was passed and registered on
burns' triple, Ilurns oversliding the
bag and ibeing nipped. Then 'Babe Ruth
came In and pasted the pill beyond
the middle pasture for a trip."
The most familIar line In the
rules of 1845 deals with the umpire.
Then, as now, the "ump" was the su
,prome arbiter. The playera might
storm and fume, the managers pull
grass, or the fans throw bottles, 'but
what the umpire said, went.
The scoring of the game, however,
was radically different. It was much
like that of a game of casino or crib
-bage. Which ever side first scored 21
was the wInner, provided the other
team had an equal number of In
nings. Not until 12 years later did
the nine Inning game come Into being.
Out of these early games grew the
Washington, Gotham and Eagle clubs,
with whom the KnIckerbockers played
annuAl matches, clad in their flashy
uniforns of blue pantaloons, white
flannel shirts 'and straw hats.
The hats later gave way .to mohair
caps, and siny patent leather belts
were added to the brilllgnt regalia.
These unifornis were well amtched
by those 'worn Iby tile early teams of
Greater Boston, the Lowells and the
Harvards. The Lowells wore white
caps, trimmed with blue, white flan
nel shirts and dark blue breeches with
scarlet stripes at' the side. The lIar
vard uniform was of light gray, neatly
'trImiped with i magenta.-Boston Globe.
FAINI'3 MAIjES 1110 1I'1'
IN "DIAG HARLAN"
WillIami liiarnum, the noted Williamu
Fox star, In a rattllng tIne plcture
of the West, Is the attractIon at the
P'rincess Thea tre Thursday.
lyerylbody, down dep iln his heart,
adores .a Western pIcture. There Is
110 tyjie of story so dist Inct ively A merl
CanI. It Dermaits of romanDce, femn ine
char m and mnascuilinc Prowess 11 does
110 othera'formt of phuot oplay. An d
"ill"1' E ean 11m in a Westeren is jutst
abouat the h Ighest developinnent of good
entertaInment. That's wvhy we say
"Drag Iaral an"' Is a p.Icturet that ~any'
one w ill feel sorry to have amissed.
Farnum1)'s r'ole of "Driag" Hain 1 is
ap~pealinag from beginnIng to end. lie
is a mnysterious4 -taniger', a soldier of'
ed man in the West; anid catouh he
does not -wear hais heart uapona is1
sleeve, he dtoes wear his nimble sIx
gutns in 11ain sight and ready for in
stant tase. Btut Jackle Sauandors, as
Baarbara Mloargan, rancher's daiughter,
Is the little lady whao finds that "l)rag"
haR a haart as big as the proverbial
Charles Alden Seltzer's story apro
vided the plot1 of, "Drag Harlan" and
IH. P. Keelor, who adapted Tomt Mlix's'
celebrated pictture, "Thae Ulntamecd," to
'the screen, is responsible for' the
scenario of the Farnumn 'Pleture'.- J.
Gordon Ed".aads was the direecor.
l'xtreme care has boon exercised in
choosing the cast, which Includes such
favorite poa'trayers of "heavy" anad
character roles as Arthur. N. Millott,
0. Raymond 'Nyo, Ihersc'hel Mayall,
F'rank Thuarwald, "KeWPio" Morgan,
Al 'Fremont and lErie Crne.
DR. SIMON BAROUCIH
DIES IN NEW YORK'
F1am11ou1s Pihysiciani Formerly Liled In
Camden. Fitlier of Barney Jinruch.
New York, June 3.-.)r. Simon
Daruch, noted -physician fand father of
Bernard Ml. 'Haruch, financier, died at
1:10 1). Im., from an ailment of the
lungs, colplicated by. heart disease.
'Dr. Baruch had been ill at his home
here for sonic time.,. Ile was 81 years
old. Dr. Bru1ch was regarded ioth in
Europe and America .as an expert on
hydrotherapy, the treatment of diseas
es by the use and al)pplication of water
internally and externally. iHis writ
ing on that subject were translated
into German and French. lie -was
credited with introducing free muni
cipal bath-houses and municipal baths
in Chicago and New York were named
in hils honor.
,He was born in Germany, where le
was educated at the Royal Gymnas
lus of Posen. Coming to America, le
received a degree from the medical
College of Virginia In 1862.
Immediately lie joined the Confed
erato army, serving as a surgeon in
the field with the forces commanded
by General Robert B. Lee. Twice he
was captured while caring for wound
ed Confederates-once on the battle
field at Gettysburg, 'and again at
South Mountain, Md.
After the Civil War, ie ,practiced in
Camden, S. C., where he remained
until 1881, when lie moved to New
York. A hospital has :been erected in
his honor at Camden.
A specialist In chronic diseases, lie
diagnosed the first recorded case of
perforating appendlieitis successfully
operated on. He was professor of
hydrotherapy at the College of Phy
sicians and .Surgeons in this city. At
one time lie wias president of the South
Carolina Medical Association and was
later chairman of the South Carolina
State Bord of icalth.
Dr. Baruch was president of the
American Association for the Promo
tion of, Ify'glentes and Public Baths,
and ;t professor in the College of PIhy
sicians and Surgeons.
SHIRLEY MASON A IT
IN iER LATESTI' PLAY
Shirley Mason, in her newest Wil
lam Fox photoplay, "Wing Toy", at
the Princess Theatre 'Wednesday, han
dies a big role In a manner that cap
tures and holds her andience.
"Wing Toy" is concerned chiefly
with the adventures that befall a It
tle null who, t a foundlin', was
reared by one Yen Low, an unscrupu
lous dealer in opium and other drugs,
and a power in the affairs of New
York's Chinatown. On a visit to
Chinatown, Bob Harris, a young news
paper reporter, meets aml falls in love
with the gir!, Wing Tv.y. The affain
!3 tonmplicated by '(1n 1 6w, who, him- I
self a victim to the girl's charms, wills
to possess her. After much spirited
action, su(h1 as raids on opium (lens,
battles lit Chin atown, t-Ic., liarris fl:i
ally wins the hand of the little OrIon
tal--whio prioves not to be an Orien -
tal, and all endis hap fi'ly.
Sbh iry Mlamon's work -In th is uni que
story was a constatnt delight. Fetr
(charnettc*z'ation of the supposedly
Chini ese mindh stands out as thle best
thling she has done her(eP. Thle priodle-.
ion i ore evidence of enr'efitl anad con
se lent !ous stagi n fori whtleh creditI
must 1be gi veni to it oward iM \. .\I itc(hell,.
the director. The story was w rit-t;n
for Mlss Mason b)y Pearl D~oles 13ell,
the author' of '"1let' Elephlant Man''
he Ifirst of Miss -\l ason's sitarring
HII!NTl FOR TWIO MIN
Attorney General Asks for P'o:~se it
Knoxyllie, .Jutne 2.--Attorney (Gen
ceral. Ittrtam of Hunntsville has re
(luested the auithotities at Nashville to
authorize the sheriff' of Andeison,
Rtoanie and~ Scott countios t.0 summtiion
a iosse of 25 men each to hunt for
the two men st.1ll at lar'ge 'who are
char'ged with killing Geor'ge Lews an~d
seriously wouunding, Arthurt Cruloy
sear Clitnton, the night of May 30.
Chief of Police Rtobetrts of Hlarri
mani, tonight received information
that Tom Chistmas and Hlarr'y Wil
son, the two men sought, had hloen
seen at D~earmond, a flag station on
the Souther'n railroad eiht miles out
of Marriman, on the road to Knox
ville. Chilef Roberts immediately
for'med a p)osse and~ started fotr the
see in automobiles
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