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“The Quality Shop”
Men’s Wear Neckwear
Simon & Simon
txctuswe Dress lor Men.
Th» firm of Austin-Williams Co., com
£oaed of H. M Austin and P. J. Wtlllami
naa bean dissolved this day by mutual con
««nt. P J. Williams retiring.
The business will be continued by H. M
Austin & Co., who assumes all liabilities bi
Austin-Williams Co., and will collect al
Accounts due them.
Meatffomery, Ala., March 4. 1909.
Decorating Co.
Painters and Paper Hangers, are showlnj
All the European Novelties for 1909, at P
J. Cooledge A Sons, 20 8. Perry Bt., Phoni
•370. Estimates cheerfully furnished.
Home Phone 2994.
Montgomery Agency of
Bsitsi States Mortfaie • Trust Ca.
_ No. t. 8. Perry Bt.
^•PAred to make loans on improved eltj
property upon favorable terms. Money act
•Ally on hand. No red tape or delay. *
Fimoo Ptiltilf.
■Ifh^iui Interior ~
Ted Sullivan, the veteran manager
and scout, writes anent Arlie Latham’s
engagement by the New Yolk National
league Clu£ as coach:
"Many and many a time have l seen
Wm throw his oj >onents in the air by
Ills antics and witty remarks, anj not
Ode of the opposing players ever took
axoaptiona to any word he ever utter.
*“■ He was the pioneer of modern
coaching in Its true sense. His Imita
tors might be likened to a lot of tom
tom beaters with cymbals trying to
entertain an audience after it had been
entranced by a skilled musician either
on a piano or violin. This was about
the difference between Latham and
nls imitators.
“I brought Latham from Phlladel
phia to St. Louis where he was only
getting per month from Al Reach,
and added him to the Browns. His
coaching was first displayed against
the Cincinnati team in 1683, when the
Browns were a couple of runs behind.
He began his coaching in the follow
ing unique Style and manner. Will
White, a very refined and sensitive
pitcher, was In the box for the Reds.
As Latham went to the side lines, he
bowed and accosted White In lan
guage substantially as follows
“ 'Mr. White, flie Browns need a
couple of runs and wa_wlll have to be
a little rude with you for a while, but
the storm won't last long, and I assure
£ou nobody will be hurt during tlve
"Whether Latham’s words Inspired
the Browns or depressed Mr White, 1
do not know, but the Browns got to
hitting and the Cincinnati got to
Missing and White got to kicking and
the net results, when the clouds pass
ed by, was the 9t. Louis team with
three runs to the good. There has
only been one Latham In baseball and
only one, and he will be Warfiily wel
comed back."
They are still worrying over In
Cleveland, despite the fact that great
Joy followed the accession of Cy Young,
with one of the sweLlest pitching
Staffs in captivity, the followers of tha
Maps are fearful that they will not
have the men to catch these sllngers
The Beinls case looks serious, though
his physicians now say that the catch
erer will come through all right If his
heart stands the strain. Danger from
fneumonla itself Is practically passed.
n any event, ho will be late In start
ing. putting all of the work up to Nig
The last-named young man Is gener
ally regarded as better than a raw um
ateur and doesn't need much assistance,
other than a second catcher to give
him an oeaslonal day of rest. Any
worry that Young may not be handled
properly and that his divorce from Crl
ger will end his effectiveness may be
dismissed. Young has pitched a'few
games in his day and knows some
thing about the batters and the game
himself. With afiy catcher that can
throw he will be tx winning twlrler
To win the pennant It will be up to
the Tigers to do some trimming of
the Naps themselves thlB season.
Cleveland certainly looks strong, if
Bradley's legs do not give out and rob
the team of Its third sacker.
Ernest T. Oakes, the new outfielder se
Ererl from L»os Angele* by the Reds, 1*
own a* "The Hebei." He waa given this
nickname beoause he Is a native of Kuston,
La., where he first played the national
|*n». He played his first professional bail
With the Hattiesburg (Miss. ) Baseball Club.
Vt the Cotton Btates This was five years
**o. In 1907 he played with Cedar Rapids
of the Three I League An admirer of
Oakea. writing from Meridian. Mias, says:
•*I will say that you will see the fastest
man going down to first that ever wore a
rod uniform This boy is steadiest In a
plncli, has a stout heart and can go the dis
tance. and he doesn't need a chart, nor does
he wait for written Instructions You will
no doubt, be surprised to learn that I>evore,
Ntlea, Robb and Caporn also came out of
the league of the land of corn and cotton
•Buga Raymond* and Sale*. Qf 8t Louis, also
began their career In the Cotton States
It would pay the big ones to keep an ey«
on this league, as it Is the fastest rias« L>
league In the country”
George Dovey, who Is president of the
Boston Nationals, got two wallops In the
baaeball lottery last week When Frank
Chance turned 1'ltoher More, of tfprlngf leld.
111., and Outfielder Miller, of Wauaiu looaej
Dovey put In a claim for both Juveniles’
liobison, of the St Louis Nationals. also
Claimed More, while President Drey faa put
In a bid for Miller When two or mure
Clubs claim a player on whom waiver* are
asked, his P ' * address 1* determined b>
draw. Dovey lost out In both grabs, and
Jt is raid that two mighty nifty looking
•‘kids'’ got away from him.
Confederate Veteran iMtmrm Business
by WaywiM Ordinance.
Way cross. Ga., March 4.—The city
council passed an ordinance last night
the provision* of which close the only
near beer saloon here, which is op
erated by a Confederate Veteran.
The chief requirements of the ordi
nance are a thousand dollar license,
a five thousand dollar bond, the writ
ten oonsent of property owners with
in one hundred yardrt, the sale of not
01 ore than one quart of near beer to
One person on any one day; no drink
ing of near beer within the building
■Where sold, nor ort premises, hours
8 a in. to 5 p. m.. closing on Sundays,
•lection days, holidays and such other
.Jays as the counoil directs.
Detroit News.
Walsh, Anderson, and Donohue are
the White Sox stay-at-homes.
The baseball fans have reached the
st&gpe now where they are counting
I the dayB before the baseball season/"
Meyers, the Indiana catcher Is show
I in*? great style In the Giant's train
ing camp, and McGraw Is greatly pleas
| ed with him.
Griffith says he will try Durbin In
the outfield, and not as a pitcher. The
little fox believes that Durbin can be
coached Into a fine hitter.
Pat Dougherty oame to terms at
the last minute with the White Sox,
after his repeated assertion that he
would not again play ball this sum
Harney Dreyfus says that if Pitcher
Willis does not report March 8 he
need not report this year. The chances
for Bill Dahlen being acquired by
Pittsburg look bright
The Columbus American Association
baseball club has purchased Third
Baseman l^aure from the Marion (Ohio)
team. Larue was released to Marlon
by the Cleveland club.
Five thousand fans (at least that is
what the Chicago wrlter8 .say) were
on hand at the station In* Chicago to
say farewell to the White Sox as they
departed for the Pacific Coast.
Jack Hayden had his choice betwee/i
going back to Indianapolis and play
ing with the St. Louis Cardinals. He
decided that he would rather be with
a top-notch minor league team than
with a bottom-notch big league out
fit, and will accordingly work for
Charlie Carr.
President Charles W. Murphy of the
Chicago National League basebaH
club has announced that he had an
Interest In a company which wae was
about-.to be organized to takeover the
La Salle Theatre of Chicago. Murphy
would not mention the name of his
If ¥oung Is the same old master of
speed, watch out for Cleveland. If
Boston's famous giant can do as much
for Cleveland as he has done In the
past for Beantown. Detroit will have
the tight of It’s championship career
for that bunting. Now, don’t laugh. 1
Cleveland lias been touted to win these
many years, ever since that memor- j
able day when the whole town trun
ed out to welcome Larry i^ajole from j
Philadelphia; but the order of things
has changed
Red Kline has refused to sign his
contract with the Roanoke teasn In the
Virginia League on account of low
figures. Red says the price the club
offers him is too small tor an exper
ienced man, and he says he would ra
ther drive a wagon than to sign at tk©
salary offered him. Other teams have
offered him more suitable terms, but
I as he Is under reserve to Roanoke he
cannot accept.
Hans Lobert is still among the hold
out. He has not yet signed his con
tract, and no word has been received
from him by the club management.
Dr. Ussery, of Paris. K.v., who is a
warm rooter for the Cincinnati team,
has written to President Herrmann
asking that Mbtty Schwab, the ground
keeper at League Park be granted
leave of absence to corne to Paris for
the purpose of laying out the new
diamond of the Paris team, members
of the Blue Grass League.
The Graml T<>nl(ht.
“Jack Straw” no Futrrtntulng Play.
If. as one heart* so frequently, the
rhtef and primary object of the the
atre 1* to amuse and entertain, then
the theatre-going public unquestiona
bly owe a debt of gratitude to W. Som
erset Maugham, the new British dra
matist. for Ills comedy, "Jack Straw,”
which John Drew will present at The
Grand tonight, for certainly no better
or more wholesome an evening’s en
tertainment has been offered on any
stage than this. To amuse the world
Is worth almost any effort and Mr.
Maugham has reason to congratulate
himself that his efforts have been
crowned with so much success. “Jack
StrawT** Is lightest of comedies, but
It Is always merry, always witty, al
ways clean, and always well played
by Mr. Drew and his company. Mr.
Drew has one of the very best roles
In all his repertory as the masquer- i
adlng Pomeranian prince In this little ,
piece and there are several oJ.her good
parts for his fellow actors. It Is no
exaggeration to say that there isn't a
dull moment In the entire perforin- j
ance and 'no one yet has been patient
enough or enterprising enough to count J
all the laughs in It. It Is one of the j
plays that Is distinctly worth seeing.
Big Ed Walsh Is fighting Comlskey
for more money. Is this his reward
for pitching those sixty odd games that
kept the White Sox out ofl second di
vision last year? Walsh Insists on
having $7,500. He’s talking French to
the Old Roman. I fad “Conimy” not had
Walsh It is probable his team would
have finished 1908 in seventh place.
Smith pouted most of the season. I>oc
White was off color. Owen and Altrock
were not worth their s»lt. Walsh’s
friends warned him that he was act- i
lng unwisely to do all the work, but j
he persisted and achieved one of the
really great triumphs In the history of
baseball by pitching over sixty games j
and winning the large majority of |
them Chances are if “Commy’* had !
tacked on a neat bonus to Walsh's last '
pay check last fall and made the sum
total his salary for this season Big !
Ed would now be satisfied. But lie ;
says: ” ‘Conimy* has always treated 1
me well except in money matters.” 1
Chairman Herrmann, of the national
commission, was great) > surprised at
the announcement that a secret meet
ing of National League club owners
had been held In Pittsburg fm thrt
purpose of choosing a successor to 1
presiuent Harry Pulliam, who is 111.
Joseph O’Brien, at present head of the
American Association, was reported to
be the man chosen to take Pulllamls i
place. Mr. Harrmann said that no i
such meeting was ever held, nor would
any one he appointed in Pulliam’s i
place until his term of office had ex
pired. Mr. Herrmann receded a let
ter from Puillman estenluy suing
that he would start for a trip to Flori
Mao and Wife Drowned , ;
New York, March 4. -Capt. W'Ui.tm i
Ferguson and his wife. Mary wo* re
drowned by the sinking of the barge £
George H. Bates, at the Baltimore <£ I
Ohio Railroad docks between Sr. |
George and New Brighton 8. I., d >■ - ■
ing the storrn toda> Six other barges 1
anchored nearby sank during the j i,
storm | J
Hotor Cyclist la Hurt.
Los Angeles, Mch 4.—George Kira- o
mer, one of the best known motor ‘
cle rider* who arrived here recently *
from the east, was seriously injured , J
at the New Saucer track last night | #
by being thrown from n machine he ; y
was trying out. The machine buckled, f
upset, throwing him across tits track i
and down the incline, the flange of the a
wheel striking him as lie fell His £
left leg was broken and his knas vm* "
frp lit opea. y
Sport Goses in Cali
Opposition Has Succeeded in Carry
ing Through Reform War.
There I* Little Hope la the Future
Fur the Mra Who Harr Fol
lowed the Tracks All Their
With the death knell of racing
sounded in California, it looks as if
the sport is playing Its farewell en
gagement in the United States. Horse
men throughout the country have been
looking for the dropping of the cur
tain on the "sport of kings" for quite
a while now. and are not looking for
any encores from those manipulat
ing It
The drama now being played out in
California may apeil finish for the
sport in a few daya. The Pacific
Coaat has been considered the bulwark
of file running turf for several years,
and with that carried, little seems to
remain for the turfmen. Kentucky
is still holding the fort, but it looks
a little rocky even In the blue grass
region. Florida is boasting of a
meeting, but the Everglade Stats Is
hardly likely to be able to conserve
the sport and keep the bangtails in
feed during the lean period which
looms up ahead New York has hopes,
but that la about all, with Governor
Hughes sitting on the lid for the next
two years. /.
email Hope Par Vtulif.
Promoters around Washington havi
Jollied themselves all winter, and any
number of "pipe dreams" as to racing
have been fed to the gullible, but the
odds seem to be against any resur
rection of the aport with any degree
of success.
Arkansas Jumped In with a claim
that the anti-race .hill of that State
would be repealed tot the benefit of
Hot Springs, but there seems to bu
little doing down in that neck of
further South they have succeeded
In landing the bettors in Jail, but the
lawyers are now busy telling the pro
moters In Louisiana that before they
get through with the Locke law they
will be able to drive a coach and four
through the measure. The “touts"
seem to be the only ones who are
taking any stock-In the arguments.
loown In Texas they seem to overdo
the thing, which hae always been the
case in the past, and the Legislators
and reform bodies are sitting up and
taking notice of the doings In San An
tonio, Ki Paso and other points, and
so all along the line. Michigan has
also tabooed the “bookies."
Savannah pulled off its advertised
meeting, but before It closed rumblings
were heard, and It looks as If Georgia
has entered the lists. From there to
Texas no hoof beats are heard, and
Jumping North, It looks us If free-and
easy Montana doesn’t like the com
pany It has kept In the past. Then
across the Rockies, Washington has
come to bat with an anti-racing bill,
the assembly In .session at Olympia
being unanimous against betting and
poolropms Colorado grew tired of
the game last year, and that about
lets out the available points not tak
ing Into consideration those States
which In the dim and distant past
banished the bangtails.
Opposition's steady March.
Taking stock around the circuit ever
since the first blow against the sport
was struck which killed racing In the
State of Illinois, the followers of the
game are wondering how It all hap
pened Up to date no one has been
able to give the answer, but. Just the
same, the feed bills are accumulating
at every track where the atables are
still standing right side up, and the
“breeding Industry” 1« certainly get
ting Its Jolts.
Regardless of the real or Imaginary
evils the horsemen are unquestionably
facing a financial crisis. Millions are
Involved; there is no question of that.
Taking Into consideration the value of
the track property, horses, and other
paraphernalia, the looses with the
sport killed will run up Into the mil
lion#. Thoee who have feathered tholr
nests in the past will be able to stand
It. but there are thousands who have
always been on the ragged edge, and
nothing rsmains for these but to go to
work or "hit" the ties of blind bag
That the purely commercial and gam
bling end has killed the sport can
oardly be disputed. When tracks are
overgrown with weeds, the stables
rumbling to decay, and the cry of
•come on, you," has been heard for
the last time, the verdict is likely to
be—Just or unjust—"they had It com
ng to ’em." Had there been lens
scramble for the "percentage" and
more of the real sport of horse racing
Ihc legislators now probably would
not be holding night sessions In order
o put the kTngly sport on the to
ooggan. ‘
Bill Armour Is liable to wake up
<o;r.e morning: this year and discover
hat he has a great pitcher In Zeke
rtobinaon. the Ohio Northern College
iltcher that took part In the baseball
ournament at Bloomvllle last (all.
\ddle Jose tva» to have furnished a
earn for Bloomvllle In the big event,
mt missed the train, and Bloomvllle
iarl to pick up a squad at the last
noment. Moat of the men, so gathered
were of little class, but Robinson was
he pitcher. He first tackled Chicago
Inaction and of the twenty men that
aced him he struck out sixteen in
■ludlng Osborne, of the Phillies.' He
oat his game 2 to 0. owing to poor
lupport, while In the afternoon he
von from Marlon by the score of 1 to
striking out eight men in four ln
Hulking out twenty men in eleven
linings Is sure going for an amateur
.itching against professionals, for
nost of the men batting him were
rom the major and minor leagues.
If the material Cross has signed for
’:<• 1909 team to represept Kansas
'!ty In the American Association do
olops as It should, the Kansas Citv
tinea should make a strong: fight in
he championship race But there is
hat "if” in the way. and It is a big
nr. Cross has twelve pitchers on
on tract a, and there la no question bn»
chat he will he able to select as i
rood a pitching staff as there Is in
he itngue. If the pitchers signed ar«*
-i good condition. He lias seven in
siders and all are good hall players
. !th excellent records. He has six
atchers. and that Is a good backstop
1st Of this number, he has Jack Sul
1 van. the veteran, who U the best in
he league outside of his hitting, which
.• Improved wonderfully last year,
lid Lou Ritter, the veteran Brooklyn
:• tcher, who should do first-class
.••rk in this league These two men
lone will make the best catching d<*
artment In the league, and he has
our other promising men for that
la re
I ovelesk i tile Mg pitcher of the
* hadclpb la National*, who p tolled
lew Vork out of a championship in
ie closing dave of the National
•'ague race last season, seems to
.'nli he should be worth a barrel
f money to the Phftiies this year bc
Bii8p of hie work. He has been offer
d a very liberal contract by the Piili
es but ssome lawyer friends have
dvUed him to hold out for m<A-e coin,
nd Covelesk! as fixed his prloe at
r 000 and poaltlvely refuses to sign
or anything else. The club is wlTl
-,g to pay "Cove1' J4.000 and a bonua
f 1400 provided he wine a certain
ercentage of his game* hut the |8 -
I’f looks a little ton hig for a man
ho was In the minors almost the
’hole of last mmoo
Players Tell of Freak Home Runs
In Ball Games of the Past
irne or tne runniest thine* I sour saw In
the way or baseball." told Harry Howell
"w*« a home run made by Ferrfo. The ball
wae hard hit, but wee rolling when it come
*T»«*r the bleacher*. I forget the park, but
there happened to be a narrow plank pi*
, tending at an angle of about forty degree*
from the bleacher railing to the ground. A*
luck happened the ba|l hit the etlck and
rolled etralght up Into the «tu4 for a home
"I’ve eeen queerer ones than that/ re
plied Ferris. I think It wae Cy Young that
knocked one along the right foul line at
Sporteman'a Park In lit. Looii. It found a
hole^ In the fence and went for four t^ee.
At any rate, Cy did almost the eame nick
on another occasion, when I wae on the Bos
ton Club. The ball hit the right bleachers.
Just where there was a hole large enough
to let It through. Cy broke a record that
day by going the circuit of the bases In the
■lowest time ever made on a homer.
You see the fielder wae right on top of
the ball, and ellpped_hla arm in the hole
reaching for It by the time Cy reached first,
where he stopped, fearing to go ahead. With
the bunch yelling at him to go to second,
Cy plugged on the middle hag/ while the
fielder atlll fumbled for the ball.
"You see the hole was Just large enough
for the ball to get through, and every time
the right garden man tried to pull It out It
wa» nqueesed out of hie fingers.
"Cy took another look and tried for thlr<|,
where he stopped again. 1 guess the other
side had heart disease, for they almost had j
to dynamite him off third. He finally got
started for home, and midway the fielder I
rot the ball and ehot it to the plate. Cy
had to elide—and ear. that elide was Ilka
an elephant trying to da a buck-arid-win*
dance. But he made the plate." ♦**
*T>Id you ever hear of playing home rune
from the top and bottom f" naked Jack
Powell. •'Well, the 8ox did It once. Iebell
belted one that rolled under a fence, and
the man who followed him—I forgot who ho
lifted one over. We were beaten 3 to
n that day; that'e what mad# the break sot
"1 hate to think what Rube will do thle
year/* said Bill Dinneeti, the big southpaw.
"Look at that shape! He tipped the beam
at 19? stripped the other day, and Jn all
hie life he haa never been so nicely drawn
at this season of the year. He will surely
make monkeys of some of them, and I hope
It will be that Boston club."
A nice tribute from one twlrler to an
other, and It is characteristic of ths atti
tude of the players toward one another—
entirely lacking In Jealousy.
"I think Rube Is the greatest strikeout
pitcher In the world," added Howell.
McAleer puffed at his pipe before he
broke In.
"They all hark back to this fellow
Sweeney, who ytowed eighteen or nineteen
away by the 8. O. route. Now Rube has dons
how many it is, sixteen or seveneteen?
Well, that's worth two of Sweeney's per
formances. In the first place, the pitcher's ,
box was only forty-five feet away from Jhe
plate. Now is It sixty. Then the pitcher took
a hop. step and Jump before delivering the
ball—almost. And I guess that wasn't soms
Automobile Club of Seattle Plans
Big Endurance Race to Exposition
Seattle, Wash., March 4.—Upon tho
Initiative of M. Robert Guggenheim
and undpr tne management of the Au
tomobile Club of Seattle, a New York
to Seattle automobile endurance race,
for all cara, will take place early In the
coming summer. The start will be
made from a point hi New York City
yet to be named and the finish will be
in the stadium of the Alaska-Yukon
Pacific Exposition in Seattle. Mr. Gug
genheim will offer a trophy.'valued at
not less than $2,000 and not more than
$0,000 in cash prises, and so far has
he proceeded with pl^n* for *he *>l*c
trans-continental event that he can al
ready assure the participation of twen
ty cars, some of them of foreign make.
The expense of the race, which Is
estimated at $10,000, will be borne by
the Automobile Club and Mr. Guggen
heim and It is planned to make elab
orate preparations. Maps of most feas
ible routes will be prepared and an ad
vance agent will be sent over ®11 of
them to arrange for the suspension of
speed laws In the counties and cities
'through which the route will be made.
William K. Vanderbilt, donor of tne
Vanderbilt cup, will be the starter at
the New York end and Mr. Ouggen
helm has been Invited by the club to
act In the capacity of referee. A Pa
cific Coast advisory committee will be
The cash prizes will be divided, $2,000
to the winning car, $1,500 to the sec
ond car, $1,000 to the third car, $500 to
the fourth car and $300 to the fifth car.
The trophy will also go to the winning
car and In order that It may be alto
gether In keeping with the event a
prize of $250 has been offered for the
best design to be submitted by artists
of the northwest.
It Is planned that the race will start
about May 15 In order that the flplsh
may take place as close as mav be to
the opening day of fhe Alaska-Yukon
Paelfic Exposition, which Is June 1.
Committees are now busy with the
details and rules of entry and all else
will shortly be announced
TlM Former Star Back Stop ot the New
York Glaata Haa a DlWenlt
Vatertaklic Before
An exchange from Little Rock «a.v*
that Manager Breanehan la at work
with the Cardinals, the team which
he hopes to pull from the lower rung
of the National Leaguo ladder this
coming season. Speaking of the work
cut out for the former New York back
t ui UUt »VI svi >U<.1 ■ — --
stop, the following is taken from Th^
Arkansas Gasette:
"Favored by balmy breeses, the new
boas of the CardlnalB put his men
through their first workout In prep
aration for a season that St I.outs fans
are devoutly hoping will stand out In
startling contrast to recent disastrous
years, I
’It Is a herculean task that the new
manager' has cut out for him. He has
long aspired to pilot a major league
team, and It was largely on acount of
thl» desire of his that Manager Mo
Grgw of the New York Giants was In
duced to trade the great catcher to the
Cardinals. The estimate that the own
ers of the latter team put upon Hres
nahan Is shown by the fact that they
traded three of their most valuable
players to secure his services.
'•That Roger will employ all his
x uai xw(ci ciuj/iw/ »** ••••
skill and all the knowledge gained by
long years of service on the diamond
goes without saying. And from the
way in which he went at things yes
terday It looks as though he would
make good. Under his watchful eye
the men went , through their training
stunts as though they Intended to be
real factors In the race this year. The
first lesson was very brief, lasting less
than an hour aud a half, but It was
strenuous while It did last The men
were given a brief batting and fielding
practice and the stocky manager him
self set his men a fine example by
sprinting dpwn to first at top speed.
The session was concluded with a
sprint around the park. Manager Bres
nalian In ths van.
"Aside from the strenuous example
set by the new boss, the feature of the
practice was the work of Reilly at
short Reilly Is somewhat known to
Southern fane, having obtained hie
Hart at the diamond game under Man
ager Finn while the latter was hold
ing forth at Nashville three years ago.
Reilly eventually drifted Into the Cot
ton states League and went up to fast
company from Gulfport last summer.
Reilly haa been playing with New Or
leans all winter and apparently Is In
ihape to start the campaign right now.
"Another Cardinal who Is of consid
srable Interest In the South Is 'Bobby"
Byrne, who went the big league
from Shreveport four years ago, and
who is now regarded as one »f the clev
erest fielding third eackers In the old
•In EvaiiK. the Eastern League out
sider, who is getting his second trial
n the fast company, St. Louisans have
Iho ruukliw of a great comedian. Last
,-ear Evarss was given s try-out by
Manager McGraw, and came to Little
Rock with the Giants on their train
ng trip. At that time Manager Finn
rad among his recruits a big left
tander who wa* a great pitcher when
te was sober, which, however, was hut
Mldom. Evans got up before the
louthpaw on one of the days when the
atter was right, with the result that
Svani was made to bite the dust of
lumlllatton. Three or four times he
ell a victim to the benders of the big
"A little later Evans was sent to
Montreal by Manager McGraw and he
was always firmly convinced that hla
iho w ing In Little Rock was responsl
ile for his failure to land In fast com
"When he arrived at the ball vard
steiday. Evans' first step was to hunt
* Manager Finn.
" ‘Say, Mike. That big left-nander
r’t anywhere around here. Is he?" ha
erled, and heaved a long, deep sigh
relief upon learning that the big
How's bibulous habits had caused his
Manager Babb Is smiling ail over.
Not only has he settled the question
o fbackstops for the coming campaign,
but he lias Just learned that his hold
outs aro falling in line. Stinson, the
star outfielder which he secured from
the Virginia League has come across
with 111* Signed contract and Dick, a
pitcher of some note, from the West
ern Association, has aleo announced
Ills willingness to accept the terms
offered by Babb.
Like Horkenfleld and Gremingor,
Babb C*rey and Shields are going to
have a better start than the rest of
the players on that team, as these
three veterans are working out at
tlie present tim^
Manager Babb now has the contracts
of all but three of the Turtles. Coul
son. Dailey and Schmidt have failed
to sign up
“You can all be pitchers n a way.
That It. you can all throw' straight.”
Hilt was how Hughie Jennings. man
ager of the Detroit Tigers told the
'newsies’* at Detroit his idea of how
to cirprare tti£ pennants in the game
of life
“When you are called upon,” he said,
‘pick up your naf carefully and face
the pitcher with the mental resolve
that you are going to make a hit. If
you nnd It easy to reach first, don't
think It'll be easier to reach second
"Never think a game is lost until It
Is over—and then you know you'll
t>Utv another later.**
northwestern colleges take
UP the regatta plan.
University »f Washington Will Secure
Possession of HI* Stadium at
the End of the E*.
i Position.
Seattle, Wash., bfarch 4.—Northwest
ern rowing will be given a tremendous
Impetus during the coming summer by
the world-wide regatta to be pulled off
on Lake Washington under the direc
tion of the University of Washington
during the Alaska-Yukon-Paciftc Ex
position, which opens on June 1.
The University has live crews in
training and with a fourteen mile
straightway course on Lake Washing
ton. whch washes the shores of the Ex
pos ton grounds, they are gettng all of
the work they can stand.
The bggest northwestern event will
of course be between the University of
Washington and the University of Cal
ifornia and Stanford. Stanford and
Berkeley wll> row out their differences
first and then both crews will come
north to take on the Washington boys.
Vancouver and Victoria will send
crews during the exposition and a
movement is on to bring out several
of the biggest of the Eastern collegi
ate rowing eights. The exposition au
thorities have entered Into correspond
ence with the managers of several of
them and there Is every present hope
that success will meet 'their efforts.
The annual meet of the A. A, U.
will also take place In Seattle during
the exposltoln and the events will be
contested on a stadium especially con
structed by the Exposition management
at a cost of *25,000. The stadium will
revert to the University at the end of
the fair
"No rah-rah boys for my team,” re
narked Manager McAleer. as the uni
versity baseball players’ efficiency
:ame up for discussion. "Outside of
'’red Tenney, there are mighty few
Irst-class ones that ever made good.
3!ve me the boy from the dumps. The
mllege player, as a rule, does not
lave to make his living by baseball.
?ack In his cranium there always
urks the Idea that, with his educa
lon. If he wants to quit the game at
iny time he can do so and be rea
lonably assured of making a living
>ut the boy from the lots? Well if
ib wasn t playing baseball the chances
ire he couldn’t wield a pick for more
han 11.80 a day. Something like that
vould have been h!s fate If baseball
lad not Intervened That’s why he
>lays all the time to make good,
tnowlng that failure means 'back to
he dump’ for him.
"Then, again, many collegians act
is If they were condescending when
hey Join a baseball club. That spirit
loesn’t go In a big league. Then too
ollege players nearly always 'have
o be taught over again, as they sel
lom receive competent coaching, un
ess they hire a big league educator.
"There are a number of college piay
irs who have made very good in base
lall. Compared with the total their
lumber is insignificant. Today the
"liege player is becoming less a fac
or Instead of Increasing his baseball
handing Oood players who came
rom universities to professional base
lall have gone to college in seven
ases out of ten because of their base
.all ability. If they get into the big
eague It Is because they knew base
>ail before they ever got an educa
lMERICAN league
President Ban Johnson. of the
imerican League, in commenting' up
n the National League's troubles sev»
ral days ago, remarked:
"The American League Is divided on
ne question only. All our club own
re are not claiming the champion
hip, but none will concede It to an
ther club. Ail have been active In
dding to the strength of their re
pec tive teams, and our race may
ristle with surprises. I am unwill
ng to discuss the merit of Individual
earns, and. am free to confess that I
annot reach a conclusion on that
core until I have seen the recruits,
s well as the old player* In action
ome standbys In former seasons may
e below the standard this year, but
heir loss will be ofTset by the devel
pment of young men Our schedule
i satisfactory to all our clubs. The
ouble-umplre system will be a fea
ure of our games, and. In my Judg
lent. will be of great benefit by re
ucing to a minimum complaints at
ecls»ons from players and patrons'
If the Cleveland club should suc
eed in Ite efforts to secure Bill Burns,
rhlch. however. Is not likely, Lajole
•ould not deserve much credit for
rlnnlng a pennant, but what a acorlng
e would get If he failed to land at
he top of the heap! And yet, even
rith Cy Young added to hla already
trong pitching staff. It is by no means
ertaln that the Nang will do aa well
his year as they did last. It takes
lore than a pitching staff to win a
ag. Lajpie has a weak spot on hla
lfleld, unless Turner comes back to
ornt. and, according to report*. the
hite-haired tnflelder has lost all hope
f ever regaining hie form. Then, too,
■te Nape are not a hustling lot. It
i a team which newer aeems to care
’hetlier It wins or loses, and with that
gbtlng spirit lacking It will be hard
3 ftnlsh In front even with a pltch
ig staff which on pape* seems ln
Our Buyer Has Certainly
Gathered a Bunch of Spring
—and We've Priced Them ,
You’ll agree with both claims when
you’ve seen the shirts. They’re the kind
you can’t have too many of—fit and feel
right—cut full and roomy—most any length
sleeve you want.
$1, $1.25, $1.50, to $3.50
.. Alex Rice *-1
Everything Worn by Man or Boy
Railroad Fares Refunded Thro The Rebate Association
It Has Been Shown That There
is Much Luck in Base Ball
rhe assertion, In substance, is being
made by everybody directly conected'
with baseball—everybody, from the
president of the champion Chicago
Cubs down to the substitute outfielder
of last season’s taii>end clyb of the
Brown County Grocery Clerks''League.
It is not made entirely in the spirit
of bravado, however aggressively it is
handed out; there must be some hope
and earnestness back of it for after all,
there Is a great deal of luck in base
It doesn't matter much where it
comes from or how it comes. It is in
teresting if for no other reason than
that it touches on a thing that has
Come to be an Integral part of our na
tional existence. In season—and that
means from now until the final game is
fought out in the world’s championship
series—baseball precedes breakfast
food, and breakfast food Is national,
so its myriad makers say. ,
Favored sections of the Southland,
where many of the more pretentious
ball clubs are beginning to settle down
to the preliminary training of the
season, loom up large just now on the
map. The Southerners are the first
to get the real article of the diamond,
while that part of the nation hibernat
ing north of Mason and Dixon’s line
must be satisfied with reading about
it. But the less fortunate are patient;
for, when the annual era of reality
dawns, their appetites will be whetted
to a keen edge through careful and
judicious training. When the big races
for the flags begin the fans, having
unbounded faith in the reporters on
the spot, should know almost as much
as the privileged Southerners do.
At this stage of the proceedings, or
a little later, when the weeds are be
ing separated actually and* prospective
ly from the flowrers, bear in mind that
the players are doing a lot of worry
ing and fretting. Of course, there are
those in the game who have not much
reason to worry. If they do any real
worrying it is because they don't want
to overdo their work and get "stale”
before the big fight begins In earnest.
Also, there are those whose worrying
is confined almost entirely to the pros
pet of retaining all the old favor of
the grandstand and bleachers.
Players who failed to hit or field' last
seasofv as well as usual cannot help
but feel uneasy when they watch the
youngsters from the smaller circuit
cavorting In practice on the playing
field. They know the managers are
watching every move of the young
sters, making liberal allowance for In
experience and the nervousness that
comes from performing In "fast com
pany” for the first time.
Ilecent baseball history shows that
-ny a good man in high companv has
I • n traded to another club or releas
ed outright because of the promise
shown by a youngster who. If making
good, would be a valuable club asset
for considerable time to come. Thus
it Is that srplng practice Is not alto
gether a matter of play.
Many of the old-timers—players who
have been in the major leagues for
many years—will not be at their old
stands this season. They will be back
where they came from, In the minors,
but they will be much better known
after their long absence. Of course,
they will have their own stories to tell.
No doubt many, will tell their stories
"No, It was simply a matter of prin
ciple. that’s all," says discarded Tom.
“I Simply wouldn’t sign with the old
man unless I got an extra thousand:
much rather be here at a smaller fig
ure. Oh, I've planted mine, I have, and
I don’t have to worry about the fu
ture. I'm glatb to be back among the
But Tom, now regarded by his form
er mates as a “has-been,” must have
a feeling when he reads of how the
2"? practicing in the South, how
bright the prospects are, and the like
That’s the pity of It all.
Open Season for Quail and Dove* I*
Over, aad County Wardens Urged
to Prosecute Violator*
Special Instructions have been sent
to all of the game wardens of the
counties of the State regarding the en
forcement of the laws relative to doves
and quail. Hon. John H. Wallace. Jr.,
Is determined that the quantity of
game shall be increased, If possible, on
the same percentage throughout the
State as was the case during the past
season. His circular letter, therefore,
urges that the provisions of the law
be carefully observed by* his deputy
This circular letter also insists that
the Judges of the various counties
charging the grand Juries, Instruct
specifically regarding the finding of in
dictments against hunters killing out
of season, as well as all provisions
of the forestry service.
Game wardens of the counties are
notified that the fishing season will
soon be opened, and Impresses them
with the imQortance of detecting and
prosecuting those who use unlawful
devices for the purpose of taking fish
from the streams of the State.
The full instructions of the State
Game Warden to his officers follows:
“Montgomery, March 4, 1909.
"My Dear Sir—Your attention Is di
rected to the fact that the open season
on quails and doves closed March 1st,
the open season on geese, brant, ducks
and woodcocks will close March 15, on
wild turkey gobblers, April 1st, and
on snipe and plovpr, May 1st.
“Be on the alert to apprehend and
prosecute all persons who. under the
guise of hunting the birds, now al
lowed to be legally shot, may shoot
quails and doves. Challenge every per
son found hunting, to ascertain if he
be In possession of a hunter's license
regularly issued to him, and if he has
a written permit to hunt on the lands
upon which he is found.
“Invoke the co-operation of the cit
izens of your county in the enforce
ment of the law, and urge them to re
port all Infractions. Without the aid
of the people to report to you the
commlssoln of offenses, the strongest
agency for the enforcement of th« law
lies dormant. When violations are re
ported, ask the informants to make an
affidavit and when this Is done, spare
no pains to bring the accused to jus
“Pail not to attend every term of
court at which a grand Jury is impan
elled. and request the presiding Judge
to give strictly in charge the provis
ions of the game, fish and forestry
laws This will have a tendency' to
educate the people as to the provisions
of the law, and will likewise stimu
late a graver respect for its import
ance, and will teach them the econ'omlc
value of our natural resources that in
the past have been so wantonly,
thoughtlessly and recklessly' wasted.
“The nesting and breeding season is
near at hand for birds, and soon the
woodlands will ring with the sweet
music of the songsters that have mi
grated here for the purpose of sojourn
Ing- during the nesting season. Birds
Play a conspicuous part In helping the
farmers make their crops by destroying
weed seeds, and devouring Injurious
Insects. It has been estimated that
each bird destroys each day eighteen
feet of worms that feed on growing
vegetation. Hetice be active In your
efforts to detect those who may slay
our farmers’ valuable feathered friends.
The Ashing season will soon open,
and since the law provides that no fish
can be taken from the running streams
except by ordinary hook and line, trot
line, spear or gig, a close watch must
therefore be held over the waters In
your county, lest they be netted and
seined by greedy persons In order to
satiate their rapacious Instinct for
quick returns. Seining, trapping and
netting for fish are only indulged In
by a few, consequently It militates
against those who do not own and who
do not care to employ these murderous
devices. The interest of the whole
people, therefore, will be hest sub
served by dealing with seiners, netters
and dynamiters with a strong and de
termined hand.
“Very truly yours.
“John H, Wallace,
Bones of Boys Lost at Sea Many Yearn
St. Pierre, Miquelon, March 4.—The
mystery surrounding the discovery last
month of more than sixty human skel
etons on the farm of a fisherman named
Jougand has been dispelled by one of
the older Inhabitants of the Island who
recalls the wreck of the French ship
Clarlsse, sixty-two years ago, In which
sixty-three young boys were lOBt.
The Clarlsse was wrecked while en
tering the harbor of St. Pierre on
April **>•. 1847, On the wreck was a
large band of .French boys who were
Journeying to St. Pierre to assist In
drying the season's catch of fish Near
,y every one on board was lost.
The. bodies came ashore and were
burled on the outskirts of St. Pierre.
From our branch In Pensacola.
Send yonr whiskey orders to
P. O. Box 887. Pensacola, Fla.
A Three Barreled Gun.
Moundsville. W. Va , March 4.—Pres*
Ident Roosevelt will hunt big game In
Africa with a tffiree-barreled gun. Sev
eral weeks ago the President placed
an order at a factory here for a special
gun which he stated he wanted to use
on hlg African hunting expedition. He 4
ordered the gun made extra heavy and
strong for hard usage, with one shot
barrel bored for buckshot and solid
lead. The gun was shipped to Wash- »
Ington yesterday.
National Longue Chieftain Is Going to
Nashville, Tenn., March 4.—President
Pulliam, of the National League, who
has been the guest of his sister hei;e
for ten days, left to-day for Florida,
where he will remain for five weeks.
He will return here and have an op
eration performed on his eyes. His
health has greatly Improved.
Lace win be more than rivalled in pop
ularity bv embroidery snd bratd trimming.

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