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HENRY LEE MEADOWS OF PHILLIES MAY
HAVE WEAK EYES, BUT HAS STRONG ARM Only Major League PUyor to Wear Glasses on Fftald. Such successful major league managers as Connie Mack, MeGraw and nlngs refused to teat the mwritten law In baseball that a perfect sight if necessary to become a big league star. Henry Lee Meadows, recently traded to the Philadelphia team by the Cardinals, Is the only major leaguer who wears glasses. Can’t detect any thing a yard In front of him without the specs. Miller Huggins followed a tip to Durham, N. C, la 1014, and Introduced this unusual sight—a pitcher wearing glasses. Meadows la a remarkable athlete. Near-sighted, using glasses since he was a tot lire years of age, he oat only plays hall, but swims rnd has been In football struggles, wearing his glasses. Is an expert with a rllle and has stepped 100 yards In 104-5 seconds. Meadows says It Is Impossible to play any other position but pitch if handi capped with glasses. Made his mark In the National league by winning a 1-0 game from Alexander. His eyes may be weak, but his arm is strong, and as a minor leaguer pitched and won three games In one day. M’GRAW PUT GOWDY STRAIGHT New York Manager Compelled to Uoo All Hlo Powers of Persuasion to Make Him Catch. John MeGraw wao talking the other day of ball players he had developed, and mentioned the name of Hank Gowdy. "The funniest thing about Gowdy la that he did not want to become • catcher, and I had to use all my pow- Hank Gowdy. ers of persuasion In order to make him do so. When Gowdy came to me from the Dallas dub he was a first baseman, and though he was a fair enough field er and good hitter, I soon saw he was too slow on his feet to make a first baseman. I told him that his only chance to remain In the major leagues was to become a catcher, but at first he did not agree with me. I convinced him that what I said was true, how ever, and he finally consented to go behind the bat. Now he’s quite n catcher. Til say." GIANTS PLAYING OLD SYSTEM Number of Pennants Won by Red Sox by Trimming Main Rivals—Mo- Qraw Doing Same Thing. The Red Sox won a number of pen nants by trimming their main rivals— the Tigers and White Sox—consist ently. They might blow a few Ignoble pas times to others. Including second di vision clubs, but when they struck these two teams they struck with win ning force. The Giants have adopted much the same system this season in regard to the Cobs. MeGraw has always figured Chicago the team he had to beat. Cin cinnati may cross him In regard to this conclusion, but that is the way he had It doped out. The Cubs are not out of it by any means, but they can hardly hope to beat the Giants out as long as the Giants Insist on tearing them apart each time they meet when a victory brings a double reward In the percent age column, lifting one club ns It pushes the other down. DIAMOND NOTES Bill Bailey continues to pitch won derful ball for the Beaumont team. • • • The lowly Bpartanburg team stopped Charleston after It had won ten straight. • • • Duffy Lewis is playing good ball now. His hits, which are frequent, are also timely—doubly valuable. • • • • Turn the American league standing upside down, and the Red Sox would be staging their usual pennant drive. • e • Doc Johnston of Cleveland Is third among American league batters. He is the same Johnston who went back to the minors because he could not hit. • • * The Pirates have a formidable quin tet of pitchers to puzzle the opposing batsmen In the National league— Adams, Cooper, Hamilton, Mayer and Miller. • • e According to the dope, any ball club able to Rtlck around the first division until July Fourth with a mark of .500 or better stands a good show of win ning the pennant. • • • Ping Bodle Is shining these days, and Is a near-ldol with New York fans. Home runs, triples, doubles and singles are coming in flocks for Ping and he Is as well pleased with him self as the Gotham fans are pleased with him. • • • Dutch Reuther, little counted on when Pat Moran assembled his Red pitching staff, begins to look like the best on the team. He not only is pitching winning ball, but has done stunts In the ontfield and as a pinch hitter. • • • Manager Ed Barrow of the Red Sox rises to complain about the re port that Jack Barry was the cause of dissension in his club. It Is an in justice to Jack, says the Boston boss, who Insists that his team is, and was. one happy family. • • • The Snyder who Is playing short stop for Peoria is not one of the fam ily that has provided a number of players for Three I clubs In the past. This Snyder comes from the Pacific coast and Manager Jimmy Hamilton discovered him in a shipyard out there. ess By accepting 12 chances without a slip on June 23, Happy Felsch Is be lieved to have tied the record for out fielders In nlne-lnnlng games. The White Sox picket came back the next day with nine more, a total of 21 chances In two consecutive nlne-lnnlng games. • • • The Giants have a great outfield, but their margin over the Pirate outposts is not very wide. Blgbee, Stengel and Southworth are championship mate rial. When Max Carey Is crowded out of the hatting order, the quality of the other three speaks for Itself. TH« «.X MOOWAnr HLOT. HAD LOTS OF FUN Mr. Gosfington’s Experience That of Many Others. Who Wouldn’t Fool Ploasuro at Hav ing to 8«curo Larger Safe-Deposit Box for Liborty Bonds and Othor Valuables? “I never would have thought It,” said Mr. Gosllngton, “but I’ve had to get a bigger safe-deposit box. “Before the great war I had a mod est check account, and a little fund stowed away in a savings bank for emergencies, but no safe-deposit box, large or small. I had no use for one, I had no stocks or bonds to keep in one; but when the war came and we all began buying Liberty bonds It was different. I didn’t want to keep even the little bonds that represented my initial Investment lying around in a bureau drawer or stored away in a trunk, so 1 rented a safe-deposit box. I bad often read the advertisements of the safe-deposit companies telling of how little you could get a box for, and from thut on up. pleusaut read ing always, suggestive of wealth and coupon cutting, uud that sort of thing, and no% the time had come when 1 needed a box myself; and it was u very pleusaut reflection. I guess you know the size box I took. “Still, I thought thut box would be plenty big enough for me. 1 hadn’t many bouds to put in, you under stand ; but, do you kuow, us soon as I got the box I found that I hod some other tilings that really belonged in it; Insurance policies and some other papers und documents thut were of value to me for finunclal or other rea sons; and so while the bonds didn't begin to take all the room 1 soon found that my little box was packed so that I had to crowd the cover down to get it to close. “And I will admit that the safe deposit experience was a lot of fun to me. It was a real pleasure to me to have my box politely hauled out for me from Its deep pigeon hole in the Imfe-deposit vault; and it was a pleasure to be shown to a cubby hole with a door that I could close, and where I found a desk and pens and Ink anti paper and shears and coupon envelopes and so on; It was a pleasure to be a safe-deposit customer, and I certainly did smile when I used those shears for the first time, cutting off coupons. “Then the time came when, as I bought more bonds, and what with the <4her stuff In It, the box was so full that they had hard work to crowd it Into Its pigeon hole and hard work to pull It out, and then I simply hot) to buy a bigger box, and that was tom, too. “Of course, you know I did not now buy a large safe, or a room with shelves around to store my bonds on; nor did I have to hire a scissors sharp ener to keep my coupon shears sharp so that my clerks would not be de layed la cutting the coupons. I may come to that, why not? Stranger things than that have happened to other people, and I don’t know why they might not happen to me. But meanwhile It was a satisfaction to me to reflect that I had at least outgrown the little box, even though for the time being I might be able to get along nicely with one Just the next size bigger.**—New York Sun. Jazz. Those of us who have fancied that our “Jazz" originated In Uganda or among the Igorrotes are, according to the latest news, quite wrong. Le Matin of Paris maintains that the Jazz band Idea originated In Pnris 120 years ago. "In those days as well as now,’’ it says, “people did not know what to do to amuse themselves; so they made a noise. Those who had a great taste for noise went to the concerts of the cat orchestra. There were 20 cats with their heads in a row on the keyboard of a harpsi chord. The performers by striking the keys worked a device which pulled the cats' tails, causing a caterwaul ing which—” Le Matin feels would leave us Americans little musically to desire. Is this an attempt to discred it us at the peace conference? —The Review. Tribute to the Lilac. The lilac has no place In mortuary annals of man. It Is not a flower for the graveyard. It Is a flower for the freshening of thought, the lightening of life and the creation of the Ideals of living. It Is the flower of all other* that belongs to the home and to the heart and to the years that are gone and the years that are to be. Happy the wall where the lilac blooms! Happy the window through which Is wafted the lilacs’ fragrance! Brief the period of the flowering of this bloom of all others In the liking of all who love that which Is old-fash ioned and that Is ever new.—Balti more American. Aerial Motorcycle. A machine which'may be'used as a motorcycle on the road, or as an air plane In the air Is the Invention of a Swiss engineer. Fitted with a 30- horsepower engine, a flying speed of 56 miles per hour Is attained, while Immediately the machine' touches the ground an automatic arrangement stops the propeller, enabling the ma chine to run as a motorcycle at a speed of 40 miles an tour. The outstretched wings collapse when not In use in tbe air, so that the machine may be need upon an ordinary road. PUNISH OFFICERS WHO WERE CRUEL CABEB OF BRUTALITY FEW IN PROPORTION TO NUMBER OF MEN IN ARMY. “A. W. 0. L” SERIOUS OFFENSE Tendency Among People of United Btatee to Belittle Charge, Because They Do Not Realize What Offense Really Means in Time of Battle. By EDWARD B. CLARK. Washington.—A special committee of the house of representatives is In vestigating the charges of cruelty to American soldiers In France who were confined to the guardhouse on various charges of bnd conduct. Six American soldiers, now discharged from the service, have testified that they were brutally treated while under arrest. It appeared at the hearings thut several officers who were accused of cruelty to prisoners have been con victed and that others are awaiting trial. Of course the statement that American soldiers who were prisoners in our guardhouses were cruelly treat ed is one to arouse the unger of the American people, but It ought to be remembered that the cases of alleged brutality are few and thrft 2,000,000 men were serving the colors In France. Armj r officials believe that the moth ers and futliers of the soldiers should know that these cuses are Isolated ones; that every charge of 111-treat ment had been investigated, and that those proved to be guilty of cruelty to the men have been brought to Justice, or are about to be so brought. There are two sides to every army question, us there are to every ques tion In civil life, but the tendency of the Americun people as shown by the Washington records, la to believe everything 111 that Is spoken of the army. There are many gunrdhouses In France. There had to be pluces where the unruly, the mutinous, the shirks and others charged with mili tary offenses could be confined. Bmall in Proportion. The number of prisoners churged with offenses was large, but It was very small In proportion to the number of men In the array. There has been a tendency among the people of the United States to be little the charge known In the army as “A. W. O. L.,” otherwise “absent with out leave.” A good many of the guard house cases were men charged with this offense. One hears frequently In Washington, as apparently elsewhere, how shameful a thing It la to lock a man up simply because he has taken a day or two days’ leave without per mission. Doubtless fathers and moth ers of many American soldiers feel this way. How would the fathers and mothers of some of the soldiers killed on the battlefield feel today on this subject If they knew that perhaps their sons’ lives were lost because the sons of oth er fathers and mothers had shirked their duty, and had gone “A. W. O. L.” at critical times, thus necessitating service In the first line for men who already had served there and were In rest billets? So it is that "A. W. O. L." on occa sion means much more than people think It means. Cruelties to prisoners, whether they absented themselves from their commands at a critical time or not, is something that the American people will not stand for, but the ex pressions of sympathy for well-treated prisoners simply because they are pris oners is sometimes misplaced. It Is no lie to say that some American sohllem lost their lives while doing the work which it was the duty of other soldiers to do. The special committee of the house of representatives is Investigating charges of cruelties to guardhouse prisoners in France. Any officer or noncommissioned officer who Is cruel to a prisoner, no matter what his of fenae, will be punished, for such al ways has been the way of the military authorities In the field, but so rar as sentiment and sympathy concern them selves with legal punishments for men who shirked their duty that others might do It. the American people In many cases, perhaps. Justly might stop sentimentalizing and sympathizing. Benate Dsbats Not Convincing. The senate of the United States these days is literally an International debating society with a national set ting. The representatives of a nation ar# discussing proposed relations with virtually nil the other nations on the face of the earth. The senate is an In teresting place, but admittedly it Is n place where one cannot get the full light of conviction. The man with an open mind on the subject of the League of Nations who goes Into the senate galleries to get the Illumination of conviction has his troubles. Within on hour the League of Nations covennnt first will be pro nounced the world’s greatest document, “marking the beginning of a new and better order In world’s affairs.” and then denounced ns “a pact which If given the life of law will undermine Americanism, destroy nationalism and bring war and tumult Into the world.” Men have come to Washington to listen to the debates of the League of Nations and gone away saying: “We must make up our minds for our selves.” It Is a huge subject, this League of Nations, and no one knows it better than those devoted ones who have read It as one United Stales senator was said to have read the III ble, “from kiver to kiver." When a pointed copy of the covenant and the peace pact is read section by section, and an application Is had of the multitudinous national interests involved, it is easy enough to under stand why criticism should pass con cerning the length of time which It took the conference In Paris to reach its decision. Fall to Get Light. There are persons who go Into the galleries of the senate to listen to the debate and who come away unillu mlnated, and who because of the tor tuous paths of the arguments are willing to leave the following of them to the senators, and to shift the re sponsibility from their shoulders to those of the men who are Intrusted with the business of making decisions In high matters of state. The galleries of the senate today are interesting places. Interesting In part because of the diversified natures of those who attend the dally sessions. Scores upon scores of men and wom en go to the galleries for one dny and leave with the decision not to return. There nre scores of others, however, who return day after day to listen to the senators on this side and to the senators op that side, enjoying the de bate for the very warmth of It and probably hoping that some day a spark will fly which will supply light sufficient for the gallery student to see his own way clear to an opinion on this world pnet. Perhaps It Is the fact that enfran chisement has come to them in so large a degree recently that makes the women Journey to the galleries in tar greater numbers than the men. It has been noticeable in the sennte, and In the house, too, for that matter. In recent months that the women nre showing a strong Interest In matters of legislation and of government gen erally. Wrath Hits Them. There nre In the gallery dny by dny many men and women whose minds already are made up. They nre the ones whose enthusiasms get away from them once In a while, and who by their demonstrations call down upon their heads the wrath of the vice pres ident, or the president pro tempore, whichever happens to be presiding. It Is against the rules of the sennte to evidence vocally or by hand clap ping or foot-stnraplng, approval or dis approval of anything which Is said or. the floor. Once In a while the gal leries are cleared by order of the vice president because of these demonstra tions. “Day of Glory* for Franco. “The day of glory has arrived.” It was with these words that a dispatch describing the Bastlle day celebration in Paris began. The arrival of this message stirred Washington. It quickened the beating of the pulses of all the soldiers here, the ablebodled and those others In the hospitals who, with their comrades sound of body and of limb, helped to make possible tbe day of glory In Paris. The French know how to keep fete days. They have a genius for such things. It Is Innate with them. They do not have to study to produce effects, because every Frenchman per sonally Is an effect-producing factory. On Bastlle day soldiers of every one of the allied and the associate nations in the war against Germany appeared In the parade which was what the French planned to make It—a pageant of glory and yet a pageant of sim plicity. The Arc de Triomphe. as usual, was made the apex of the triumphant demonstration. Immediately after the entry of the Germans Into Paris In 1871 the French drew chains across what may be called the gateways of the Arc de Triomphe. Those chains never were to be taken down until French armies could pass through them returning triumphant from the fields where victorious battle had been wnged In behalf of free France. Chains Corns Down. On Bastlle day the chains were down and representatives of the tri umphant armies of France, Great Britain, Belgium, Italy, Serbia and the United States passed through. Every American soldier who saw Paris saw the Arc de Triomphe. Their footsteps passed along the wonderful avenue of the Elysees to the point where the avenue radiated from the Arc to make the star. The lesson of the Arc de Triomphe was borne In upon every American soldier who stood under its shadow. When the treaty of peace was signed In the Hall of Mirrors In the palace of Versailles the French offi cials, with that keen perception of the eternal fitness of things, had invited to be present delegations of enlisted tnen of nil the allied nations. It was s peculiarly French conception. To be present there were the dignitaries of the great nations, but the French with that keenness of perception which Is their own saw that the bul warks of freedom, the plain manhood of the countries, must be represented to make the occasion logical, complete and, yes, dramatic. It was In this spirit that Bastlle dny was celebrated. It was a celebration not in honor of the president of France, nor even la honor of the great generals who commanded the armies of the allies, nor yet even In special honor of the poilus and the doughboys and Tommies who had made victory certain, but In honor of a world freed from the peril of mili taristic domination, and of freedom once more triumphant. I have seen several celebrations in Paris. The same spirit imbued all of them. They were dramatic and yet simple. It was possible to read a lesson In every detail. MOTHERS lO DE Should Read Mr*. Monyhan’* y Letter Published by Her Permission. Mitchell, Ind.—“ Lydia E. Plnkham’s Vegetable Compound helped me so much during the time I was looking forward to the coming of my * little one that lam I recommending it to I other expectant Allis' M * mothers. Before /atflK "|l ' taking (Laomadaya jr [ll ■ Y&1: •. I suffered with neu- AMmllll ralgia so badly that XlwfiWrTLl I thought I could not live, but after fw/ j Vtaking three bottles lof LydiaE. Pink \7/!\ AV 7ham f «Vegetablo JUi. [ Compound I was en llflitirely relieved of /' If! gained in strength j/1 f| Tl\ wHt" and was able to go P • 1 ™ around and do all my housework. My baby when seven months old weighed 19 pound* and I feel better than I nave for a long time. X never had any medicine do me so much good.'*—Mrs. Pearl Monyhan, Mitchell. Ind. , , Good health during maternity it a most important factor to both mother and child, and many letters hove been received by the Lydia EL Pinkhain Medicine Go., Lynn, Mas*., telling or health restored during this trying periods by the use of Lydia E. PinkhamYVego- T table Compound. Kill All Flies! "SEST pZm dMT-W» DAISY PLY XTIXES uttracta mM ■sinia M. X w^W Your Hair Cuticura I June Advice. Bishop Bristol, In un address In Chnttanooga. was giving advice to proa pective bridegrooms. • "Whatever you do,” said the bishop, "don’t spoil everything on your wed ding day by telling your wife what fine pies your mother used to make. Swallow the bride’s creation, even If you have to break the crust, with a sledge hammer, assure her It’s a culi nary chef d’oeuvre, and then take a pill on the sly.” Lift off Corns! Doesn’t hurt ■ bit and Freeion* costs only • few cents. With your fingers! You can lift off tny hard corn, soft corn, or corn be tween the toes, and the hard skin cal luses from bottom of feet. A tiny bottle of “Freezone” costs little st any drug store; apply a few drops upon the corn or callus. In stantly It stops hurting, then shortly you lift that bothersome corn or callus right off, root and all. without one hit of pain or soreness. Truly! No hum bug! No References. Jones —“Have you references from your former employer?” Typist— “ Well, no; I’m unfortunately married to him." A girl never thinks of a young man ■s a possible husband until she begins to give him advice. Back Giving Out? That “bad back" ia probably doe to weak kidney*. It shows in a dull, throbbing backache, or •hero twinge* when stooping. You have headaches, too. dizzy spells, a tired, nervous feeling ana irregular kidney action. Don’t neg lect it—there is danger of dropsy, gravel or Bright’s disease! Use Doan’t Kid ney Puli. Thousands have saved them selves more serious ailments by tbs timely use of Boon’l. A Colorado Cm* WF. W. Conrad. prop, of cigar ■tore, 1328 Pearl Boulder. value to^rne r?il>« from disordered worst symptom 1 had. but Doan’a Kidney Pille greatly benefited me. At times, since then, I 6ave used Doan’s Kidney Pills when I ave had a alight return of the trou ble. I have always had prompt and satisfactory benefit.” DOAN S mmwMua co. miwaia n.t.