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drag sentiment into major league baseball, but it generally falls as flat as a pancake tumbling out of a 29 story high kitchen window. Ball play ers have mushed around at times about this and that dear old town, about how they would do anything for this or that well-beloved manager or city and that, while they might be suffering from anything from loco motor ataxia to housemaid's lumbago, they "were out there every day doing their best foi dear old Hoptown." Then along comes this Federal league thing and sentiment goes fly ing out of the major league window like the canary-consuming cat in front of the housewife's broom. Men who have been carried on the magnate's payrolls through seasons of injury, whose hospital bills have been paid when there were no legal obligations for the club owners to cough up and j who have been befriended by their ( managers in many ways, come through with the statement that "there is no sentiment in business, and baseball is only business, after all." Magnates who have always pulled the old stuff about loving their boys as a kind-hearted father loves his golden-haired sons are now cussing up the jumping players and saying that they "had intended to ship them stiffs to the Texas league, anyhow." All the love and friendship between some of the players and some of the magnates is turning to dross in the fires of financial tryout. The Federal league situation would seem to indicate that there is, after ' all, about as much of tear-squeezing \ sentiment in the relations between ! the majority of the big league ball j players and the bosses as there is in the heart of a cock-eyed dog catcher. —Minneapolis Journal. I 1 ' Offer to Matty. New York, Feb. 28.—The Federal league has made Christy Mathewson, star pitcher of the New York Na tionals, a proposal to manage the Brooklyn Federals at his own terms. President Gilmore has wired Matthew son as follows: "Will you manage the Brooklyn Federals? You may name your own terms." "This is no stall," said Gilmore to day. "We want a big man to manage Brooklyn and have failed to get Stahl. We honestly want Mathewson and he can play with Brooklyn at his own terms. He is not signed up yet with the Giants and we will gladly give him twice as much as he received from the New York club last season." Clark Griffith will not be known as Extra Special Prices from March 2 to 7 P. & G. 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Telephone 107 Telephone 108 j ( | "The Fox" in the future. The man ager of the Washington American leaguers is cured of the trading habit, i George Mullin cured him. There is not a manager in the major leagues who traded as many ball players as Griffith while he was ! manager of New York, Washington, Cincinnati and Chicago. Griffith had a passion for trading players, and nev er did he refuse to take what another manager offered, no matter how use ; less the player was. They seldom got the best of Grif fith. Therefore the name of "Fox." He was firm in the belief that he had the ability to handle bad actors and in duce "has beens" to execute a "come back." So Griffith kept trading and the baseball public continued calling him 'T'he Fox." Bill Burns had about finished his career as a pitcher. Bill was too lazy to do anything. Detroit found that out. Others found it out. But Grif fith believed he could reform Bill. He secured his services, and they lasted I through about two games. Then Bill got back into his rut. In Cincinnati Griffith paid $4,000 1 for Frank Smith, "the piano mover." ' He got him from the Boston Ameri cans. Before that was possible every club in the American league waived on Smith. That did not daunt Grif fith. Smith won one game for Grif fith, lost several and was released. Detroit could carry George Mullin no longer. Mullin's big league days were over. Griffith did not think so. He bought Mullin from Detroit. He pitched him several games. George showed nothing and slipped into the International league. "I'm cured," said Griffith, the other day. "The only way to get ball play ers is to take youngsters and develop them." According to Will Weart of the Philadelphia Evening Telegram, Sher wood Magee wants some of the pitch ers in the National league to jump to the Federals. Magee has selfish pur poses, it seems. He is anxious to see one player in particular leave organ ized baseball and that is Pitcher Walker of the Brooklyn club. A few weeks ago Walker was con sidering an offer from the independ ents. He took up the matter with Billy Sunday, who was then starting a series of revival meetings in Pitts burg. Sunday advised Walker to stick to organized baseball. Recently a pamphlet was sent to all of the clubs containing Sunday's advice to ball players. When Magee saw a copy of the pamphlet he said: "Sunday hasn't a chance on earth to convert me. He told Walker not i to jump. That's the very fellow 1 would like to see outside the National league. Why? Because he can hit me more frequently and harder than any pitcher in the country. In one game last season this fellow Walker hit me three times, and there wasn't the difference of two inches in the three places where the ball struck. Every time Walker hit me in the small of the back. Any fellow who is so wild as that should be encour aged to 'jump' to the Federals." A short while ago we bumped into an ouen debate with a fan in a small town who had never seen a big league game or a class A ball game in his life. We spoke of some batter as having averaged .330 last season. "No," he remarked, "it was .322." And he was right. Further conversa tion developed the fact that he knew the batting average of practically every player in both leagues—and be yond that, what all the stars had aver aged for the last eight or ten years. There wasn't a baseball writer in the country who could have furnished him any new information as to rec ords. He had enough figures crammed into his bean to split the gunwale of a steel battleship. And this fan was only one of a big army that keeps close track of every hit, error, and score throughout the year. If the average or tired business man knew as much about the run of his business from cellar to roof as the average baseball fan knows about the operations of his favorite game, from batter to manager, there would be about two mistakes launched every fourth year.—Grantland Rice in the New York Evening Mail. Although Eddie Collins maintains that versatility in attack is responsi ble for the success of the Athletics, to the best of our recollection it would seem that Baker almost always picks out either the right field fence or the right field bleachers. We would not go so far as to say that J. Franklin was not versatile enough to drive the tall in any other direction, but lor all that it is usually the same old spot.—New York Evening Sun. sin nils TOFFRAGBTS BELIEVES THEY WILL WIN THEIR FIGHT IN THE TREASURE STATE. Special to the Standard. Washington, Feb. 24.—Representa tive Stout of Montana believes that the woman suffrage cause will be suc cessful in his state. Mr. Stout speaks in high terms of the women who are handling the suffrage campaign, say ing they have been able to bring about a vote on the subject by the able man ner in which they presented their claims. ! "There is no question as to where ] 1 stand on the subject," said Mr.! Stout today, "as I presented the reso lution to the state legislature and urged its passage. My work in con gress prevents me from taking as much a part in the campaign as I would if I were in Montana, but it looks to me as if the suffrage amend ment would carry. Labor organiza tions and working men are generally favorable to the suffrage movement, and although a "wet" and "dry" fight has developed, there is prospect that the good work the suffragists have been doing will result in victory. "One reason why I think the suf fragists will win is because they have such splendid leaders. Miss Jeannette Rankin is one of the most successful campaigners I ever knew. With such a leader and the methods they have adopted, it seems sure that the wom en will win." St. James' Church. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday of this week are "the Ember Days"— days of special prayer and abstinence on behalf of those who are to be or dained. Daily services—7:30 a. m„ Holy Communion; 9:30 a. m., morning prayer. Vespers—Monday, Tuesday and Sat urday, 4:30 p. m.; Thursday, 5:15 p. m.; Wedneday and Friday, 7:30 p. m. Children's service, Thursday, 4:30 p. m. Confirmation instructions for juniors —Wednesday and Friday, 4:30 p. m. Sunday next, "the Second Sunday in Lent"—S a. m., Holy Communion; 10 a. m., Sunday school; ll a. m„ morning service and sermon; 7:30 p. m., Vespers and address. The addresses on Sunday evening are for the bene.t of those about to be confirmed; but all are invited to attend. GEORGE HIRST, Rector. U. S. Marshal for Montana. Washington, Feb. 26.—United States senators from Montana have found it impossible to agree on a candidate for the United States marslialship and two names have been presented to the attorney general for his consid eration. The name of George W. Johnson of Stevensville has been presented by Senator Henry L. Myers for the posi tion, while Senator T. J. Walsh has presented that of Joseph Kirschwing of Great Falls. SAW NAPOLEON RETREAT. Woman 120 Years Old Remembers March Into Russia in 1812. A woman who saw Napoleon's army still lives in the village of Dormowo, Prussian Poland, aged 120. She proves this by official papers. She is Hed wig Stavne. She witnessed the French army's march toward Moscow in 1812, and later, at the time of the disastrous retreat, saw the Cossacks crossing the frontier driving the French before them. She still acts as the village goose herd.—Berlin Cable to the New York American. SJIEF IK HARD FI6HJ WITH YOKR CHAMPION WINS AFTER A LONG STRUGGLE—BOXING TO MORROW NIGHT. George Steif went up against the undisputed middleweight champion Tuesday evening last and, although Mike Yokel, greatest grappler of his day in that class, won, his opponent's work brought from him at the close the highest praise. Yokel gained the first fall after an hour and fifty-one I minutes of the fastest work ever seen on the mat here and it came so sud denly and unexpectedly that only those familiar with the game realized i how it was done. The men were standing at the time and Yokel man aged to secure the double arm lock. Instantly he brought into play all of his great strength and hurled Steif over his head. The latter, in alight i ing, struck his head and was badly dazed. Yokel's move, of course, was to pounce upon his man as he alight ed and pin him, but the champion saw Steif was hurt, and although at the moment Steif's shoulders were not both down, he calmly backed away, calling the attention of Referee Henry Irslinger to the fact that the man was injured. Steif at the time was prac tically powerless and the incident showed what a clean athlete Yokel is —a credit to the game. Steif was up soon and, with a fall recorded against him, did his best to get in shape for the second bout, but he was too badly shaken to make much of a showing and Yokel pinned him in about three minutes. To the uninitiated Yokel may have seemed a bit rough at times, but wrest ling is a mighty rough game at best. The plans of the two great middle weights seemed to work in with each other nicely. The champion very evi dently intended to rush the content from the very start, with a view to wearing Steif down as much as pos sible and then trying for the finish. Steif, on the other hand, quite evi dently planned to go easy for some time until he had a chance to familiar ize himself with Yokel's methods, his ability and his strength. Following his plan, the champion remained on top during nearly all of the contest, and worked a succession of holds be wildering in their variety. He found Steif to be his match in strength to begin with, plenty of speed and a good knowledge of the game. Mike'3 speed was dazzling and he did not at tempt to save himself at any time, his marvelous endurance permitting him to keep this up with but little ap parent effect upon his strength dur ing the whole contest. The match was witnessed by a fair sized house. Yokel stated after the match that the number of middle weights in the world who are in Steif's class could be counted on the fingers of one hand. George needs a lot more experience with such experienced men as the champion and with that the best of them will have nothing on him. Henry Irslinger had a formal open ing of his handsome and well-appoint ed gym Thursday evening, carrying out an interesting program to cele biate the occasion. The place was crowded and those who took part in the bouts gave fine exhibitions. Paddy O'Hern and Richards went four very fast rounds and Tommy McCarthy and Jack Rogers speeded over the same course, delighting all with their fast work. Frank Delaney, of New York, and "Slick" Merrill gave a classy exhibition. An interesting fea ture was a wrestling match between Weaver and Ray, two kids, who showed astonishing familiarity with the fine points of the game. It was a draw. Tommy McCarthy went on with Henry Irslinger and by main strength buffeted the European cham pion around for some time before Henry finally nailed him. All the boxers who are to partici pate in the big bill at Culver's opera house tomorrow night have been here some days and are finishing their training at Irslinger's gym. Interest centers, of course, in the main event between Paddy O'Hern, the local fa vorite, and Young Wallace, of Milwau kee, who recently trimmed Dalton at Great Falls. O'Hern is now about down to the weight, 128 pounds, and under Jack Rogers' care is at his best. A1 Richards and Frank Delaney will furnish the semi-windup and it prom ises to be a corker. Two local men i will be in the preliminary. McIntosh, j of Butte, will be the referee and it is | ; certain that the card will bring out ; a full house. Great Falls and Butte and- perhaps other towns will be rep ; resented at the ringside. A Reasonable Explanation. We were packing our goods prepara tory to moving to a distant town, writes a friend to the Companion. My usual helper being ill, I employed a new assistant, a woman of 30 or more. As I was engaged in packing our books, she pased a moment beside me. "Somehow I never cared much for books," she remarked; "but then," she continued, after a thoughtful pause, "I can't read, and that may have something to do with it."—Youth's Companion. Billy, aged four, often called on his nearest neighbor, Mrs. Brown, who petted him a good deal, and usually gave him a couple of her nice cookies. And if she happened to forget to pass them out he sometimes reminded her of it. Ilis father learned of this and chided him for begging and told him he must not do so any more. Last year, just before Christmas, Billy came home with cooky crumbs in evi dence. "Have you been begging cookies from Mrs. Brown again?" asked the father rather sternly. "No!" said Billy, "I didn't beg for any. I just said this bouse smells as if it was full of cookies, but what's that to me?" opuiar Thru Train Daily Between Lewisto wn - Butte Great Falls and Helena Buffet-Parlor Car serving meals a la carte No. 23'4 Pailv No. 238 Daily — No. 237 Daily 8:00 am 10 50 am Lv. Butte 49, 51 .Ar Ar 7:55 pm 4:I0pm 12:45 pm 2:20 pm Ar. Gt. Falls 51 Lv 0 15am 2:35 pm Lv. Gt. Falls 7. .Ar 12:35 pm 9:45am 6:00 pm Lv. . . . .Moccasin . . .. .Ar 10.10am 6:25 pm Lv. ......Kolin..... Ar 10 25am 6;4Cum Lv. .. . Rossfork . . . .Ar 10:45 am 7:0tfpm Lv. . . . . Kingston. . . .Ar 8:25 am 10 55am 7:10 pm Lv. .....Stavely.. . . .Ar 8:17 am 11 00am 7:15pm Lv. .....Ssott...... Ar 8:12 am 11:15am 7:30 pm Ar. . Lewistown... .Lv 8:00 am An idea' points. train for a comfortable journey betwc No. 233 Daily 9:20 pm 5:35 pm 5:I3pm 4:57 pm 4:40pm 4:30 pm 4:25pm 4:10 pm For tickets and information call on your local representative. J. T. McGaughey, A. G. F. &P. A., Helena, Mont. Panama-Pacific International Exposition San Francisco 1915 Visit Glacier National Park June 15-October 1 mmm LESS DYSPEPSIA NOW -HERE'S THE REASON The fact that there is less dyspepsia and indigestion in this community than there used to be is largely, we believe, due to the extensive use of Rexall Dyspepsia Tablets, hundreds of packages of which we have sold. No wonder we have faith in them. No wonder we are willing to offer them to you for trial entirely at our risk. Among other things, they contain Pepsin and Bismuth, two of the great est digestive aids known to medical science. They soothe the inflamed stomach, allay pain , check heartburn and distress, help to digest the food, and tend to quickly restore the stomach to its natural, comfortable, healthy state. There is no red tape about our guar antee. It means just what it says. We'll ask you no questions. Your word is enough for us. If Rexall Dys pepsia Tablets don't restore your stomach to health and make your di gestion easy and comfortable, we want you to come back for your money. They are sold only at the 7,000 Rexall Stores, and in this town only by us. Three sizes, 25c, 50c and $1.00.—Wil son-Seiden Drug Co., Lewistown, Mon tana, "The Rexall Store."—Adv. To the Housewife. Madam, if your husband is like most men he expects you to look after the health of yourself and children. Coughs and colds are the most com mon of the minor ailments and are most likely to lead to serious dis eases. A child is much more likely to contract diphtheria or scarlet fever whe nit has a cold. If you will in quire into the merits of the various remedies that are recommended for coughs and colds, you will find that Chamberlain's Cough Remedy stands high in the estimation of people who use it. It is prompt and effectual, pleasant and safe to take, which are qualities especially to be desired when a medicine is intended for children. For sale by all dealers.—Adv. The Caller. Mrs. Vaughan was out shopping one morning and upon her return home she asked Annie, her maid, if there had been any callers during her ab sence. "Yes, mum," replied Annie. "Who called?" inquired the mistress. "Mrs. Cassidy, mum," replied the girl. "Mrs. Cassidy?" repeated Mrs. Vaughan, thoughtfully. "Why, I don't know any Mrs. Cassidy." "No, mum," answered Annie. "She didn't come to see you, mum; she came to see me."—Lippincott's. AUCTION EVERY WEDNESDAY Farm Horses private FV£Sale_ BARRETT & ZIMMERMAN'S HORSE MARKET Take Mpls, and SL Paul car from either city. ST. PAUL. MINN. WALK A BLOCK AND SAVE A DOLLAR Stoves, Ranges, Pianos, Sewing Machines and Furniture. 11 106-108 East Main Street Lewistown, Mont. ERRES SMALL FRUITS are Lifted in our SEED ANNUAL And PLANTER'S GUIDE Now Ready No. 24 SPOKANE SEED CO. Spokane. Waih. The State Fair. Helena, Feb. 26.—Sid J. Coffee of Missoula was elected by the board of directors of the Montana state fair today to succeed Lewis Penwell as president of the board. The position is one of much responsibility, the president and secretary, A. J. Breiten stein, being in active charge of the institution. Pat Carney of Waterloo was made vice-president. The board decided to ereot addi tional bleachers with a seating ca pacity of 2,000, and to make many minor improvements.