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own house, or buya house and lot from Gussenhoven, all finished and ready to move in. hardly any taxes and insurance, water in the houses. We Will Sell Lan L or build you a house on the Installment plan, only a little cash required, will let you have balance at eight per cent per annum on the installment plan. This Beats Anything That las Ever Been Offered Ct:~ AT1l II Phys ally Imperfect, They Su.c-" eed Through Sheer Grit. ARMLESS BILLIARD PLAYER. A Pitcher Minus Fingers, a Crippled Swimmer and One Legged Cricketer a Few Examples of Maimed Men Who Astound Observers. A billiardist with both arms gone, a champion boxer with a dislocated el bow,., a .record breaking swimmer who is as.ripple, a pitcher who is shy two flngers and a cricketer with only one lege nds like the wildest of- fiction, doesn't it? Yet the names of' these remarkable athletes, who have achieved promi nece despite serious disqualifications, disposes of the old idea that to be suc cessful an athlete must have the per fect :body. The armless billiardist is Albert Sut ton. He has appeared all over the country. He has played the best of the, two armed champions on even .termbt" and has only had to yield to 'men in the front rank. Sutton has -been. playing for many years, and yet he has only two stumps, both arms being off above the elbow. It is worthy of note that he gets the better of it all the time. When the Chicago Nationals won the championship last year, a large part of the credit was given to Pitcher Brown. He was far and away the team's win ning pitcher, and with him on the slab there seemed no way the Cubs could lose. Yet Brown is a mutilated athlete. He has only three fingers, or rather two fingers and thumb, on his pitching hand. The first finger he lost in an accident. Another ball player who is known all over the country, Bill Coughlin, the h hardworking third baseman of the 1 Detroit Americans, is minus one finger on his throwing hand, but no one would ever know it from the way he I plays the bag, But even more remarkable in a base wall way is Sam Griffith, the one armed pitcher of Philadelphia. Sam lost his left arm many years ago, yet with the right alone he has been able to earn an excellent living. Connie Mack, manager of the Philadelphia Ameri cans, thought enough of Griffith to gIve fim a trial, but he was not quite fast enough for big league company. The successes of Battling Nelson in the ring have perhaps been more Im portant than the work of any boxer of recent years. From an unknown resi dent of an almost unknown town, Hegewisch, Ill., Nelson fought his way, beating man after man till he finally landed the championship. Sportsmen have backed Nelson and won big money on the outcome of his fights. Perhaps they would have been less willing to take chances had they known that the Battler is a virtual cripple. His left arm was injured at the elbow and is so stiffened that he cannot straighten it out. This makes it almost impossible for him to jab, for he cannot deliver the straight left. But Nelson says that, far from being a handicap, his crooked elbow is a help to him. It enables him to deliver a terrific blow at short range, and he can hike up the stiff left with as much energy as' though he had it filled in with cement at the elbow to prevent any give when he lands a blow. England has a high class cricketer, Lunt of the Knotty Ash Cricket club. who is good enough to hold his place against the competition of athletes who have all the parts with which nature endows mankind. Mr. Lunt is only thirty years old and is extraordinarily strong in the arms and shoulders. When playing he is usually assigned to keep the wicket. With a crutch under one shoulder he supports him self without apparent discomfort, and once he gets his hands on the ball it is a sure catch. He is really remarkably agile in the duties of the position and stumps many a batsman by his speed. B. H. Adams of the New York Ath letic club is a name that frequently figures in the sporting records. A fore most member of the leading swimming club in the United States, the organiza tion that produced the champion of champions in the water, Daniels, Adams has won so many events in competition with club members that now he is called on to represent the N. Y. A. C. in matches with other organizations. Adams issa cripple. Some hip trouble shortened' his left leg, and he walks with a decided limp. But otherwise he 1S a notable specimen of manhood. and his chest would do credit to a great wrestler. Season before last Chicago university had a one armed guard in the football team, and he was so good that no op ponent dared take any liberties with him. Change In Basket Ball Rules. The collegiate basket ball rules com mittee has made several important changes in the playing rules for nest season. With the design of eliminat Ing rough play, two officials, a referee and an umpire. were determined upon. Heretofore a single official, the referee, was in control of the play. The drib ble was defined as a continuous pas sage of the ball, and it was decided that the ball mist not remain motion less in the hands of a player after he has started his dribble. It was fur fther decided that a player can shoot ifor a basket after a dribble. This Is a sweeping change and one calculated 'to make the game more popular. Fur ther, as a penalty for rough playing, a rule was passed disqualifying any player haying fve fouls called upon him. THE FEAR8E BIROWN. Twirlers to Oppose Him. The Chicago Cubs say that the other National league clubs invariably nurse their star pitcher to oppose Mordecali Brown. The policy of holding out the best pitcher on the staff to face Brown is one that is almost universal in the National league. It ls the usual proce dure 9in all leagues against the best pitchers, but it is a policy with which Manager Chance does not entirely agree. The Philadelphia club can be taken as an example of how that policy works out as a rule. Brown, the best the Chicago National league club por-. geases; was slated to work, so Murray sent in McQullmen to pitch for the Phillies. McQuillen was vanquished, possibly not through any superior pitching on the part of Brown, but through the general superiority of the club behind him. Then Chance used his other pitchers, who again had the same advantage over Murray's "next best" that Brown held over McQuillen, and the result was' that Chicago 'kept on winning. Had Murray sent one of his "second class" pitchers against Brown, a game that was almost sure to be lost by the Phillies, he would still have had Mc Quillen in reserve to send in against those who followed the great three fin gered wonder, and the chances would be much greater of the Phillies win ning, for the general superiority of the ball club might be partially overcome. "This is a policy almost universal in baseball," said Chance, "but it does pot strike me as being good sense all the way through. It is a different thing for me to use Brown against Mathew son. Each club here is using the best It has, for Chicago holds or has held for two years past enough superior strength over the Giants to bring Brown home a 'winner in spite of the best efforts of McGraw's star. The re suit is Brown wins from Matty much oftener than lie loses, and the rest of our pitchers are just as strong as any McGraw can lead out. "No; it seems to me it would be a more farseeing policy for a manager to save his star until our star had been used, for the chances of winning would be greater. Of course Brown is not invincible. He is beaten occasion ally, but the chances in baseball are all in favor of his success and the de feat of the opposing star, other condi tions being equal, for he is almost certain to get better backing both in the field and with the stick." SOME DETROIT STARS. Cobb, Crawford and McIntyre Form Best Outgarden In American League. In Ty Cobb, Sam Crawford and Mc Intyre the Detroit Tigers have an out ifeld that is justly entitled to its repu tation of being the best trio of outer oAUDE aOSSMAN. gardeners, in the American league. The beauty" of the Detroit outtield is that it is well balanced. There are mighty few weak spots. In batting, fieldng, throwing and base running it is an all star aggregation. McIntyre as a batter is not a whirlwind, but he gets on bases often. Cobb and Crawford are two of the heaviest hitters in the league. They drive In many a run with their well directed and timely swats. Mclntyre knows how to wait successfully, and he is a fast enough runner to coax many an error out of a hurried fielder. When this trio gets on bases there is always something doing. They are ontinually pulling off the unexpected play. They steal bases with the best of them and are alert to take advan age of every slip byn their opponents. stars that ebine. Take Claude Ross man, the trst baseman, as an example. Rossman's batting has been like his fielding--of the highest order. Comiskey Looking For Youngtors. President Charles lComieskey of the ChlcageAmerhimns, who has one of the mClassnlt superst eatures in baseball, tinks that be has stood pat too long. He is now on thq, lookout for classy youngsters to replace some of the vet eran world's champions h The New Wym. Th. ydung Ueen jr i £: "Please regulate thlu," he salt:. "A birthday present, ehP?' sal watchmaker "Now, listen; antd ` give you some pointers about h'Ow keep this watch in fne condit'le. "Wind it in the morning instead e at night. "At least once. a year have It jIe. Remember that its balance swIruh-l 000 times a year, all on one Itlelt l of oil. A wheelbarrow worMn'tl such treatment. It would shriet lubrication, but the small voice a. watch cannot be heard. "After mending or cleaning exa*ate your watch's screw heads *d ft ,: %If they are scratched the workmaniý been careless. He is a man a: - avoided. Patronize him no mere. "Don't grumble If your maip breaks.. This accident is due to Pe.... unknown condition of the westl... There are mainspring epidemils,. , Influenza ones. Just now such an eji demic is afoot. I have taken out gtp fractured mainsprings this week.' New Orleans Times-Democrat. He Got It. He had the air of a man who was particularly well satisfied with himself. "I tell you," he said, "there's nothteg like having sickness In the family t convince a man that he can do a good many things that he never would have dared to attempt before. Now, todsay am going to buy a gown for my ltlie girl. Her mother can't get out, you know, and so I am going to do it my self." On the day following he had the ale of a man who was particularly disest lsfied with himself. "What's the matter?" he was asked. "Couldn't you get that gown?" "Couldn't I get it!" he repeated. "Couldn't I get it! Hang it all, the trouble is that I did get itl" "Something wrong with it?" "Something! If it was only 'som*e thing' I wouldn't mind. My taste is wrong, my judgment is wrong, the color is wrong, the. size is wrong and the price is wrong."-Chicago Post. Seeing Ourselves. "The man who can pick out the best picture of himself is a rare bird," sid a photographer. "Even an authfr, who is reputedly a poor judge of his own work, exercises vast wisdom is selecting his best book compared with the person who tries to choose his best photograph. Every famous man ar woman who has been photographed re peatedly has his favorite pcturea. Usually it is the worst in the collee tion. It shows him with an unnatulhi expression sitting or standing in an unnatural attitude. "The inability to judge of his best picture must be due to the average man's ignorance as to how he retall looks, or perhaps it can be partly at tributed to a desire to look other than he does. A stout man will swear tht the photograph most nearly like bhi is one that makes him look thin, a this man the one that makes him lebk stout. The solemn man selects the 4. liest picture, the jovial man the me1 cadaverous. On Again, Off Again. A young New York artist who is almost as noted for his convivial tend encies as he is for his genius was re cently asked by a friend: "What does your wife think of these spells? I should think she would not submit to them." "When I have a spree," confessed the intemperate one frankly, "she is just as good to me as any one possibl' could be. She takes care of me and nurses me back to decency with a kindness that is superhuman-it is am gelic and beyond belief. "But once I am sober again she be gins to nag me to promise her and swear to her that I never, never, never again will drink a drop, and she keqa at me so determinedly and so perlk ently that-by Jove-she makes me so desperate that I have to go and fll up again so I can forget it" Her Name. One needs patience to succeed as a teacher of the young, as this brief dia logue in one of our elementary schosis may show: Scholar-I've left home now, ma'am. I'm living with my auntie. Teacher-What's her name? "She's called after me-Fanny." "Yes, but what's her other name?" "She has no other." "But what does the woman next doer call her?" "She doesn't speak to the . woman next door." A Hard Job. "Didn't you say six months ago that if Miss Tipkins wouldn't marry yeo you would throw yourself into the deepest part of the sea? Now, Mis Tipkins married some one else three months ago and yet you haven't"- "Oh, it's easy to talk, but let me tef you it is not such an easy matter to find the deepest part of the sea." Substitutes. Doctor-Have you given him t. champagne and oysters, as I order ., Patient's Wife-Well, no, sir, I eouMBt afford that, so I got him some ginger beer and whelks instead. Do it mist ter, sir?--London Telegraph. Reminders. Counsel (to wtnuess)-Now, allow me to remind you of what happened tp Balnam. Witness-Certainly. But low me to remind you that it was asq that warned him., Let as be of good cheer. senenlgr ing that the misfortunes bhardoeaf bear are those wMeh never ceao, Lowell.