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VOL. XXXX I. NO, ;ls. Do the Lawmakers Like Baseball? Well! OH YOU WASHINGTON. —Chairman Olcott of the special committee which is conducting the Merchant Marine league investigation. Is a game states man. He entered the committee room recently with a long list of questions which he wanted to propound to B. N. Baker of Baltimore, the witness for the afternoon. Olcott called the meet ing to order In the usual manner, and carefully arranged his questions be fore him. A slip of paper with a question on it was handed to Representative Gar rett, one of the committeemen. Gar rett read the question and smiled. While Olcott was absorbed in his wit ness Garrett tucked the slip of paper among the others lying before the chairman. Olcott went along with his questioning, like this; “Now, Mr. Baker, if you were going to tr.ae the quickest and shortest route to Buenos Ayres what would that route be?” Baker answered. Then Olcott came to the slip of paper. • Haled to Court for Beating a Goose THE distinction of being the first man prosecuted for ill-treating a goose, under the cruelty to animals law, in the police court, fell to the lot of Conrad F. Springer, a resident of Gates road, near Chevy Chase. Horses, cows, sheep, lambs, chick ens, dogs, cats, pigeons, turkeys, pigs and even monkeys have been given the protection of the law in previous cases, but never before has one of the Anscranae family drifted into court. It was described as a gray goose, three years old, somewhat weighty, of a kindly disposition and motherly in her attention to raising broods. She was "cruelly battered and bruised with stones” by Springer, charges her owner. Dr. E. A. Bryant, a dentist. The men are neighbors. The dentist was the first witness. After telling that he saw the defend Yes, the Statesman’s Mind Was Clear ™“| fTHEY'&t TMtRt ; fre-ITi r j,~r)| i, Aißicnr Ji ONCE a statesman had typhoid fever. He was very ill. For days his doctors thought he must die. He was delirious nearly all the time. After a while he became a little bet ter. He begged that he be permitted to see another statesman whom he was particularly fond of. The friend came. "Well, Jim,” said the caller, "how are you getting along?" Jim said he was getting along all right, but just then he had a slight City Bred Men as Tillers of the Soil SECRETARY WILSON of the depart ment of agriculture has Just pub lished his year book, W. J, Spillman, agriculturist In charge of the office of farm management, has written an article on “Farming as an Occupa tion for City-Bred Men,” He hands out some tips that city men might profit by if urban life isn't all it’s cracked up to be. "Wherever it Is feasible," he says, "a very good plan for the city man who has no knowledge of farming and who desires to become a farmer is to move to the suburbs and begin in a small way as a gardener. At first the principal aim should be to produce truck crops for home con sumption. As experience Is gained th> led stry may he enlarged and ; “Mr. Baker," he began, and then he stopped. “Well,” he continued, after he had turned the paper over once or twice in astonishment, “I guess I might as well finish this question. Somebody has been kind enough to furnish me with it.” He read: “Mr. Baker, if you wanted to attend the ball game in Washington this aft ernoon what time would you start? ’ "This blessed moment," said the witness. Whereupon adjournment was taken. Postscript just to be fair —Olcott and the rest of the committeemen went to the floor of the house, where the rail road bill was under consideration. On another day Representative Gar rett told this story: A man went into a lawyer’s office. “ 1 want to sue my administrator," he said. “Oh," said the lawyer, suavely, “you mean that you want to sue your guardian.’ “Perhaps you know more about it than I do,” said the prospective client. "I’m just back from the war and they’ve got me reported dead. They’ve started already to administer my es tate. I want io sue that administra tor.” He did. ant hurl a stone at the goose and hit the mark, and repeat the performance with effect several times, the witness directed attention to the phrenologic al attributes of Mr. Springer, in sup port of his allegations. "He has cruel, unsympathetic, tor turing instincts,” Doctor Bryant de clared. “I am not surprised that this outbreak has occurred. It is distress ing, of course, but to be expected. “Now, if you wjll notice,” he con tinued, “that the occipital protrusion and the nasal — “But how about the goose?” Judge Pugh Interrupted. “Oil, the goose! My goose? Ah, yes," and the witness returned to the goose story. “Why, the goose was badly injured.” The injuries were minutely de scribed. Springer emphatically denied that he had been cruel to tire goose. “Nor any other goose, your honor. 1 like geese," he asserted with vehe mence. "They're fine birds to have about one's place.” “The complainant is your neighbor, isn’t he?” Judge Pugh asked. “He is,” the defendant replied. attack of his former delirium. The friend tried to soothe him, but ho was confused in his talk, and apparently unable to understand altogether what was transpiring. "Jim, you’ve heon pretty sick, but you’re all right now. You've been de lirious, you know; but that's all passed.’' "Yes, I've been out of my head a good deal, I guess,” Jim agreed. "But my mind's all cleared up now." “Sure, you know what's going on. By the way. have any of the boys been to see you?" The man whose mind had cleared looked up in astonishment at his friend. "Why, certainly, lots of them have been to see me,” he said. "There are three or four of them under the bed now.” market established. Many men have made the transition in this manner. Others have started with one or two cows, and have let the business grow from the profits. Others have suc ceeded by beginning in a small way with poultry or fruit. The knowledge gained in this way, both as regards the details of farming and concerning methods of marketing, finally enables the beginner to abandon his City em ployment and become a farmer. A few men have succeeded without this gradual transition. They have put their capital into land and by hard work and much study been highly sue cessful. "An interesting case of this kind came to notice recently. At the lowa state corn show in 1909 the ear of corn which took the grand prize, and which was sold at auction for $l6O, was produced by a farmer who ten years previously had been a driver of a laundry wagon in the city of Dei Moines. It must be recognized, how • ver, that men who have thus sue d< and have invariably been men of •: usual ability." SUPEIUOIL WISCONSIN, SATT Hl>A V, MAY 511, DIO. \ObCA SO AFTER a hasty breakfast on the shore of Lake Dombon, In Hwtangaa province, P. 1., we started for the Taal volcano, bright and early. It was nec essary lo start from shore In bancas and to crawl from them Into a little steam launch, and to board it as it bobbed up while the bancas dipped low In the trough of the swells re quired an acrobatic feat of uo small merit, but once on board the 16 horse power engine drove us rapidly to our destination. Lake Uombon has an area of 150 square mile*. Some scientists be lieve that it originated in the collapse of a volcanic cone; others think that it may have been formed by an explo sion. Out of its center rises Volcan island, which is four and a half miles in diameter and comprises several small extinct craters and a main cen tral and active one, which is known a ■ Taal volcano. Seen from a distance the green at Its base is imperceptible aid the sight is an impressive one. On every side of the lake are high peaks clothed in brilliant green, and the ap pearance of the ghastly gray cone out of the dancing waters is like death at an al fresco fete. After landing on the Island it takes half an hour’s walk through winding paths, stooping to escape the sharp mesqulte branches, bending low under the tortuous arms of banyan trees, and skirting the sides of wild bogs’ wal lows before emerging on a clearing from where the ascent begins in earn j est over rugged volcanic rock and j scoriae. After 20 minutes’ hard climb- ‘ ing the summit is reached, whence a good view of the crater may be ob tained. Standing on Its edge, the view is over an elliptical plain 7,007 feet in its greatest diameter from east to west, and 6,333 feet in its lesser from north to south. A solid ridge of rock runs through the middle of the crater, terminating at one end in a pool co vered with a yellow film of sulphur, 1 where seething bubbles break the sur face. On one skic of this ridge the stag nant waters of another pool are broken by occasional ripples, while at ones feet stretches a plain of mud and sul phur abounding In treacherous quick sands; here and there large indenta tions In its surface show where bowl ders have recenly been swallowed up. Farther along two lagunas bubble angrily, from both of which heavy spouts of boiling water and clouds of steam rise at regular Interval# The level of these pools Is approximately that of Lake Uombon Itself, and here Is the volcano’s center of activity. The huge volumes of steam are accompa nied by a muffled roar and the hissing of boiling water may be plainly heard, : while pounding and splashing indicate that rocks are ascending ar.d descend ing, although they usually cannot be seen on account of the dense clouds. On the southwest side tue crater wall rises steep and forbidding to a height of 1,007 feet above Lak-- Horn . bon. Its summit at this point is rug ged and up the gray sides Jets of steam isue constantly, g< ntle remind ers of latent possibilities. To the north the walls, glowing with marvelous colors, tower 780 feet a cove the in terlor lake. The sun’s rays sparkling ovr the pink ami orange-tinted ro< ks dellgnt the eye, while the greens and blues blend gently into the shadows, making r most fantastic picture. Distances here are most deceptive A stone thrown with full force from the summit, in the direction of the la guna, Instead of crossing the sea of mud and dropping into the foaming waters will presently be heard dash ing against the side of the cliff under neath, and that, too, when there is no breeze to thwart its course. The priests of Taal have chronicled the many eruptions of this volcano The earliest known published refer ence to it la by Father Gaspar de San Augustin, written in 1680. The first historic outbreak is placed In 157? In 1710 and 1731 much damage was done, and in 1749, during an outbreak whi< b lasted three weeks, the land as far a Calamba, In Laguna de Hay, was di vide with tremendous noise. Hatangu,-. province Is seamed with great lat -ral chasms, originating in this period, whose singular beauty makes them one of the most interesting sights in the country. They make a charming variation in the landscape, with waving bamboos growing up their sides, and hero and there a mantle of purple morning glories screening a sharp anglq, while away down in their cool depths quantities of ferns grow along the Course of a gentle stream. The greatest outbreak of Taal vol cano! occurred In 1754, when the vil lages of Taal, Llpa and Tannan, all then on the border of Lake Uombon, disappeared. It began on May 13 and lasted until December 1. Father linen cuchlllon states that there was not a single night, from June until July 10, in which flames were wanting on the volcano, or in which there were not rumbling noises. July lu it rained black mud over ttie town of Taal, flames and smoko wero thrown out during August and Sep tember and on Septemh i 15 a tempest Joined to the rumblings and flames. The lightnings continued without in terruption milll December 4, lasting more than two months. From Septem ber 25 to September 20 such a copious rain of pumice stone fell that the peo ple were obliged to abandon their homes During that one night the ground was covered with ashes and scoriae to a depth of a foot and a half, destfbying all vegetation. On November 15 the noises were deafening and dense smoko blackened the atmosphere, while such a quantity of large stones ft*ll Into the lake as to cause big waves. The earth trembled and houses shook. On November 27 tao violence Increased so that the whole island was covered with lire, between four and six o'clock on the evening of November 29 the horizon darkened, leaving everything in night. The rain of ashes ceased on December 1, when a hurricane which lasted two days tore up what little hud been left standing That was the last great eruption, the outbreaks in isns. 1573 and 19JJ3 were confined to Lake Horn bon and the island. HENRIETTA SANDB \NDERSON Illustrates His Method, George,” said fin* customer, "you make a pretty good tiling of It In tips In the course of a year, don’t you?" Vos, sir," answered the barber. 1 do fairly well, Mr. Parker, fairly well.” How do you manage It?" i), I just Jolly the swells along, yon know. 1 hand 'em out a little taffy now an’ then." 1 see. Hy the way, George, now that I think of It, haven’t you some thing that will make tho hair grow on that bald spot of mine?" ■Bless you, Mr Parker, that ain't no bald spot. Tin* Hair Is Just a lit tle thin there, sir; that's all Thank you, Mr. Parker." —Chicago Tribune. Traffic on the Mississippi. Ttie steamboat age on the Missis sippi began about D2l and flourished j for 50 years As early as 1831 the i number of steamboats fsllmated on ■ tj)( Mississippi and Its tributaries is i ..timated at 230 and in 1812 then v..re 150 vessels, with a value of , 100,00'). Rut the golden era was from ;Ms till the war. Never did the val ley and steamboaflng prosper mod than then. Thousands of bales of cot ton were annually shipped to southern markets and the wharves of St, l.f.nls in 1 Memphis and Vicksburg and qth ,.r large ports were stacked with jib-s of merchandise and lined with scores it steamers. —Travel Magazine. Suburban Suburbs. A flat dweller having selected whtU tie 'bought was a pretty good thing in one of 'he suburbs as a place of real dence, took Ms wife out to look at It The rent was low, but the boost was on the very rim of the town The wife failed to enthuse. mattei th HT tie asked testily, for he had had a hard lime finding it. Well,” she replied with feminine brim.* s, 1 am willing for your sake *.o live In a suburb of the city, but I positively will not live in the suburb (,l a suburb. It's asking too much."— evelaud Plain Dealer HOW 1 WIN By CHARLES S. DOOIN Catcher Philadelphia National 1 ruiiur Club uVpyrlKhl, UHO, by Joseph H. Howies.) Hustle! 1 think that one word covers the greatest part of how to win baseball games. The player who 1s In the game 1 every minute, hustling, working hard and thinking all the time, thinking ahead and planning what Is to come, ; is the winning player, whether or not he Is as capable a man, as last a man. or ns good a hitter as the other IVI low. The best player In th<■ world cannot win without hustling. I think it is hard work and study that wins games and makes good hall players, just as It Is hard work and study that wins in any other trade or profession. There is much to learn and much to do, and unless a player studies the game and keeps pace with its progress in all lines he cannot win, no matter how good ho may be me chanically. When I go Into a game 1 go in to win ■J&M •* if'it - *** *• v* ; ■ •*’* * '.. f • • ■’ -• J CHARLES S. DOOIN. and win honestly and fairly, not to seek favors or anything else, but to deliver for Hie manager if I can As 1 remember it, 1 was not a very good catcher when I started, and if I bad been content with that, or forded Into believing I was good enough I would have been hack there yet. What sue cess I have bud has been dm* to hard work and hustling every minute Hustle, luck and the combination of WHITE SOX VETERAN PLAYING GREAT GAME || uo I'd I: ne\* h<- ' oth * n P la >’ ln S Ws P ’ the Cht'-aKo American leagtn- Mon and at t-at. IK U a Steal *• i, M tj<... n Hotting and ft fat taco for ; .mite of the fans. SI.OO A VKA H. good pitching and hitting always has turned out a winner and always will continue to do so Few know what an .lenient lin k is In tho closely matched leagues. To win a team must have at least an even break In the luck. I used to think the luck broke In strange ways, and followed one club, while ill fortune pursued another. In studying the game, however, it struck me that what we call luck always cents to hang around the team that is hustling hardest which prove* that it isn't luck at all. Tho fellow who Is hustling and thinking always happens to he near when "hick” makes the opportunity, and he im proves it while the other fellow, who is not going as hard loses the chance to force the luck and perhaps change the entire game. The hustling team always has tho best team work, and the force of ex ample of a few hustlers silts up tho entire club and keeps It going fast, oven when there are some men on It who would rather take things easily. Team work, of course, Is essential, and also experience 1 may he wrong, but I believe experience is almost vital to the catchers, and more so than lit atiy other department of the game. That explains why catchers are so scarce I have watched the catchers who have come along with me 111 the business, and every one of them, I think, Is a heller catcher and ,i better hustler at the end of live years In the major leagues than he was a( ih" (art I reall/.i now that 1 used to lose a lot of hall games through Inexperience that I could win now merely bceanse of having learned by experience A fellow who Ims been through that stage and remem bers it Is lenient with the young fel lows. Infhdders say that a hard work ing, hustling catcher helps them, even when he throws (In' ball away. 1 hero Is a moral effect upon the whole team. 1 could write a hotter story on how J lose games, for 1 remember the ones I lose longer. Remembering how bo loses a game Is a big help to a hall player, and the player who forgets how he lost mm seldom Improves much Gotch to Wrestle Zbys/ko. Decoration day is to he a big day In the wrestling world. Frank Hutch, world’s champion, Is to meet Stanis laus Zbys/ko, the giant Pole, on that day In (hi igo Ihogn at match is to take place at the White Sox base hall park In Iho afternoon and no doubt, will attract the largest crowd 'that has ever attended a mat contest I in this country. Glad to See Larry Back, Dairy McDean got a Idg hand when ! he'went In lo catch for Cincinnati when his suspension expired, and he , -Hsu had to stand for a lot of good ■ nainreil kidding by Hie fans, which he did not mind In the least. Hut he i fail, and to bring good luck, for the Reds lost their third straight.