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OFFER turned down ®id cf'312,500 for Pitcher Leon Is Refused. «>n»fler Miller Hugging Turn. Forme, oston Red Sox Hurler Over to - Tigere for $2,500 Lese Than Jim Dunn Offered. lnf an # y ° U Ima * lne a ball club dispos ♦h- pltcher «or $2,500 less than ___. f^est L>ld? Well, auch a thing ably wouldn't happen in any bust- i eaa other than baseball, but such 1» . e ca f® °f "Dutch" Leonard. Presl ont Dunn of Cleveland wanted the a*ry ces of "Dutch" Leonard for the ndlans. When It became known that ew York was willing to dispose of Leonard the Cleveland magnate at once started to angle for the services of the star southpaw. Dunn realizes that the one and only weak spot on his ball club is his pitching staff. It has been said that a pennant-winning club must have a crack southpaw. Working on that theory, Dunn set out to do business "with the New York club. Now, it so happens that Miller Hug Kins of the New York Yankees Is hopeful of winning an American league pennant for Gotham this year. Huggins is a wise old owl and full well realizes that Cleveland and Chi cago loom up as the strongest con tenders, with the Boston Red Sox as atill a possibility, despite the bad start of that club. No one knew any better than Huggins what the coming ■of Leonard would do for the Cleve land club. It would have just about made Cleveland the one best bet in the American league. Huggins real ized that he could not afford to so strengthen the Cleveland club and thereby jeopardize to a great extent the chances of his team. It is a matter of record that Jinx Dunn was willing to pay $12,500 for the services of Leonard. He knew that "Dutch" would get him back I to "Dutch" Leonard. several times that amount at the gate If he — the Indians a stronger pen nant contender, if not a winner. Yet Frank Narin of the Detroit club bought Leonard for $10,000. an even yo mn less than Cleveland was willing to pay. The Detroit club at the time the deal was made was going poorly. Ybe pitching staff of the Tigers was in tor worse shape than that of the In diana. New York realised it could sell Leonard to Detroit, strengthening that yet in no way lessen the chances of the New York dnb to win. A mere matter of $2£00 in such a case meant nothing to toe millionaire owners of toe Yankees. Such is the tale of why Leonard was lost to Jim Dunn, even though be was willing to raise the ante of Frank Navin. I CONSISTENCY A JEWEL The New York Sun pertinent ly remarks : "When Chris Mathewson and Branch Rickey played ball each had clauses put In their contracts that they would be exempted from Sunday ball games. Matty coached on 8unday, but Rickey does not go that far. He won't even manage a on Snnday. But suppose all his players took the same at titude? What then? Seems to be a 'conscientious objector' on the question of Sunday ball and yet not averse to profiting there from. To be entirely consistent Mr. Rickey should have no con nection whatever with any or ganisation that aids and abets Sunday baseball for profit" PLANS OF FATTY ARBUCKLE Präsident at Vernon Team to Usa Play ora in Baseball Pletura— Has Good Talent. Präsident Fatty Arbuckle of th eYer bob dab la going to uee hie players Car something else beside* stoats oo too diamond. He 1* tore baseball picture, to which toe Vernon players sm to be roles. Arbuckle aaya there la a lot e# •ood movie talent on Hi* Tiger town, but that may be Jost bull to coax them nto the ulctore. -—- - CATCHER RAY SCHALK iS GIVEN LOT OF credit for excellent showing of sox \ i * ; * . ,* x • X ' V. /, / . \ * * ' / Chicago baseball commentators are giving a lot of the credit for the I present fine showing of the White Sox to Ray Schalk. Naturally, being used to a high-class brand of backstopping from Ray, one doesn't hear so much about him as when he was breaking in as a new sensation, but George^ Rob bins, In Chicago News, declares he is catching at the "top of his career." and results seem to indicate It. The White Sox pitchers are going grandly, and every one knows the secret of a pitcher's success lies in good handling from the receiving end. Schalk is catching practically every game his team plays, hitting well over .300 and seems to have lost none of his speed and dash. MEYERS QUITS AS MANAGER I Former New York Giant Catcher Re signs as Leader of New Haven Club in Eastern League. John "Chief Meyers, former New York and Boston National catcher, has resigned as manager ot the New Ha ven club of the Eastern league, which post he has held since the opening ot the present season. It was an nounced last night that Danny Mur phy, formerly of the Philadelphia Americans, and more recently manager of toe New Haven and the Hartford of of "Chief" Meyers. i teams, has been appointed manager I of the local team. Business interests prevented Meyers from devoting all his time to toe team, It was stated. pmy TWENTY-THREE INNINGS Chattanooga and Atlanta Indulge In Leng-Drawn-Out Game— Merkte Play Was Cause. Chattanooga and Atlanta went 23 in Bings to a tie to the Southern. It took a Merkle play to make the game go the loag distance, as toe needed wal lop arrived to toe nineteenth with two down. The seeks were full and Grif fith of Chattanooga tingled, but Mar shall, who was on first, repeated Mer I hje'g famous play and omitted to I tench at eo ndi Bakins too third out. mil mis Sam Rice is the leading swatsmith of the Washington club. • * • The St. Louis Cardinals are begin ning to win back the fans. * * * Some baseball teams seem to think there Is plenty of room in the cellar. • • • Pat Moran surely has his Redland brigade going like real champions. * • • Fred Thomas Is playing a bang-up fielding game for Connie Mack at third base. • • » There is no getting away from ths fact that Dode Paskert has lost some of his speed. • • • Duffy Lewis is beginning to play the lind of ball that was to be ex pected of him. • • • Jimmy Austin has more pep that many a recruit, in spite of his lon| service in the leagues. * • * New York is making a real threat for the pennant now and there is s reason for the Yankees' success. Babe Ruth Is among the aristocrats of the batting business, but as a left fielder he's down among the proletar iat • • • Memphis finally disposed of Joe Slat tery by selling him to Tulsa, where h< hopes to find the pitching more to his liking. . • • • Percy Haughton, late president o' the Boston Braves, is to return t< Harvard university in the fall as foot ball coach. It to President Martin of the Southern league Jias dismissed Umpire Schaefei and taken on the veteran Ed Lauzor 1c bis place. * * • The Memphis club returned Jimmy Corney to the Chicago White Sox with thanks after Jimmy had played s couple of games. * • • The Yankees ate going in for the hlt-and-rnn pretty heavy, and as a re sult they are scoring more of those they used to leave on the bases. see Cincinnati fans mobbed Umpire Charley Moran the other day. Since It happened after Cincinnati went dry they cen't lay It to booze selling at the Cincinnati ball park. see Kid Gleason Is quoted as saying that Eddie Cleotte has everything that a pitcher should have. Other dubs wil! agree and add that he also has some thing that no pitcher should be al lowed to havob ■ up as a on Larmes ^^V.V.Yd.Wl.V'N N \\s U H. |MI< v <Wx y\ il Q .6 X<?Uqh. or 12&£ZKtiAxa&lZS 1 «O 1 H, the English and the Irlah and the 'owlln' Scotties, too. The Canucks and Austrilee'una, and the 'airy French poilu; Tbe only thlifg that bothered us don't bother us no more, Xt*a only w*y In 'ell we didn't know the Tanks before." "Well, Joe, I asked them guya what the globe and anchor stood for on their caps and one guy speaks up and says It means that the marines fight all over the world." "It's a cute little thing, the marines' Insignia. Looks something like a boiled huckleberry pudding with a couple of fish hooks run through It, or like a lady hen hawk trying to hatch out a fractured door knob. I'm sure you get me. Gladys. Also, the marines may be Identified by their motto. Just where they wear that I've forgotten for the moment, but you're sure to find It somewhere about them If you look close. It is 'Semper Fidelis.' No, It has nothing to do with fiddles. One 'd,' Gladys. It is a phrase taken from the Sioux dialect, I think, meaning literally, •Where do we go from here?' " The story of "Bluebeard" and his seven wives, which many will recall having read long ago, is still going the roonds. The fable appears to bave originated In France, but It has turned up almost everywhere In the wide world. Now It appeore that the Virgin Is lands have a "Bluebeard" of their own, whom they claim as the original dyed in-the-wool villain of child-lore. Corporal Lester F. Scott of the Thirty-fifth company, United State» marines, who Is stationed at Charlotte Amalle In the little Island recently acquired by the United States, writes as follows of the people and their be liefs: s "On the west shore of the bay lies a settlement of French people called Cha-ChasL These people came orig inally from the Dutch and French Leeward Islands. They have not married with the negroes, and they live to themselves, resenting any out side Interference with their affairs. "They are a hard drinking race, yet they are the most Industrious people on the Island, and are especially good canoemen. Their boats are long, nar row affairs made out of scraps of wood. They supply the town with fish and the women make straw hats that find a ready sale among the negroes. "They will never rise any higher tbs " the true beach-comber, because the race has degenerated, due to in termarriage in so small a colony. With their ruddy faces, stiffly starched blue shirts, tight white trousers and broad brimmed hats, they present a curious and unusual appearance. "On the crest of two of the three hills of Charlotte-Amalle nestles the famous old castles of 'Bluebeard' and •Blackbeard.' These are the two places of Interest on the island. The old buccaneers were alike as two peas In their habits, but the castles are to no way similar. Bluebeard's castle Is the more massive and is separated from Blackboard's by a distance of a half-mile. After the death of the twfi pirates, a secret tunnel was found connecting the two castles. "It Is reported that It was through this secret tunnel the two exchanged the women they had captured on ships." How Germany Look* to Them. How Germany looks to a marine who was one of the first to cross the Rhine is told In a letter from Lieut. Carrol J. Single of the Sixth regiment of marines, to his parents who live In Stockton, Cal. From somewhere In Germany he wrote the following: . TThe people near the border were "For the Love of Pete, Don't—" Don't offer an ex-service man a plate of beans—or. If he Is not hungry, don't try to tempt hi* appetite with "corned willy" or camouflaged hash. Don't offer an ex-service man In search of amusement the chance to dig to your garden—to'» bad hi* fill of that to to* pick-end-shovel brigade. If yon have an ex-service man as a week-efcd guest to your country bouse, don't ask him to stoke your furnace— 4 ÏÏÎ ■1 i jOXJtr 2VAJZARI&& Just plain squareheads, dumb looking, stolid, and unusually stupid. But two days ago we penetrated Into the won derful Rhineland and It is glorious here. We saw for the first time what we had not thought to find—pretty girls and mothers. There Is nothing so restful to tired feet as the sight of a pretty girl. No, sir ! "The country we are in Is more like America than anything I've seen since Paris. They have fine stone houses and many beautiful mansions and ho tels here. This is the country of those famous German baden, or baths, where the sick come to drink of that magic oii-rir of life that Ponce De Leon failed to find In Florida." Lieut. Single journeyed to Neuenahr and then visited the "Wienbergen" or wine mountains and finally reached Brohl, which he describes as follows: "I am now to Brohl, a small town. The Rhine flows two hundred yards from my window. In front of us are mountains and in back are mountains terraced for grapes and on the river at the foot of the mountains huddle the small towns. The river here la about 600 yards across and flows rest folly along Into the distance. All Is In true German order and big dredg ers are working to make a harbor. "Last night I met Captain Stone, one of the best friends I have known in the service. He would have naught but that I should dine with him. We climbed to a big castle on a hill hack here overlooking the Rhine. I stepped in the door and started (like the mov ies have it) from a realistic armored man on my left only to find a worse scoundrel on my right. In the great master's den were many stuffed foxes and birds, also deer horns. Captain Stone had roast chicken, and it was a real meal, right In the castle of some former German baron." In In On Duty In Guam. Something of the life of a marine on duty In the Island of Guam Is told In a letter from Corp. Fred G. Taylor, who Is stationed on this American in sular possession in the South sea. "When the last transport was here I had a very Interesting excursion out to it on official business," Corporal Taylor writes. "A corporal and I went aboard to check the baggage of the 'homeward-bounders,' and then wait ed several hours for the captain quar termaster of the vessel to return from a social affair on shore to sign the manifest. He,failed to appear, so we unless you want him never to visit yon again. If you are an employer, and an ex service man asks you for a Job—don't turn him down. He left hi* old Job to fight for you. It's your business to provide him with a Job now. Col. Arthur Woods, former police commissioner of New York, and now assistant to toe secretary of war, of fers this advice aa the beet way to ate a swell feed aboard and then re turned by launch across the harbor in the moonlight* and back by auto through the coconut groves to town. "The next morning we again visit ed the vessel, this time getting our business done and saying good-by to our friends on the ship, bound for tha Philippines r*id the States. "Last Sunday another fellow and I took a hike out into the jungles, walk ing around one of the beaches and, climbing out onto the coral reef that guards the harbor, at low tide. Wn took some pictures and started bade to town, after spying some of ton most beautifully colored fish wo had ever seen. "We took a road that wo thought led to the main road, but after several miles found we had discovered a de serted Spanish highway leading through the jungle*. In a few minutes we found ourselves at the leper col ony at one end of the Island. "There we saw the wall* of an old Spanish prison and looked Into ton 'Devil's Punchbowl,' which 1* a con traption in the ground about 20 feet across at the top and bottom, hut bulg ing in the center and about 100 to 16® feet deep. Then we returned to town, took some pictures of native women collecting tody,' the Juice of the co conut tree,' from which liquor In made, and returned to camp." Lake That Disappear* In Georgia, near Yladosta, there in a lake which disappears every three or four years and then comey back again, no matter what the aether In like. The lake to three nine* long and three-quarter* of a mile wide, with an average depth of 12 feet of water. There are natural subterra nean passages beneath it, through which the water passes off. It taken two or three weeks to disappear, when a mammoth basin is left in its place, which furnishes a beautiful sandy beach. After a month or so the water begins to return, and then In a couple of weeks it Is the same magnificent stretch of water as It was before. to of to Next Scientific Triumph. Now that the Atlantic ocean has been hopped there doesn't seem to be much more that can be expected In the way of scientific triumphs until someone invents a full-dress shirt stud that won't explode just at the moment when the wearer is trying his best to appear Important;— Thrift Magazine. keep cur ex-service men happy and to absorb them speedily Into too structure of peace-time America. Advance Information. "Now, my dear," said Mr. Crosslotn "we must avoid contradicting toe uam cook, or hurting her feelings In any way." "Of course," replied toe patient woman. "HI phone the employment agency right away and find out whbt her views are on the League at Nat