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. innmiiii ttMEs 1 nil mi mm fPL. v " proi Purman Wonders Why - - Magnates are So Straightforward. By PAUL PURMAN. I sometimes wonder at the short-! (tfghtedness of big league magnates j Pivho spend thousands of dollars on a spring training trip to get their athletes In shape for the start of the sea-1 son and then ruin the entire results of | the training by bringing their clubs north on a premature exhibition series i to pick up a few paltry dollars. 1 do no tbelieve there is a manager i in big league baseball who is not op- < posed to these exhibition tours, but I many managers" opinions go for little I when there Is a little coin In sight. After months of inactivity baseball 'i players need several weeks of training if they are to start playing good baseball when the season opens early in April. This training can only be obtained in sections where there is warm weather and a hot sun. But the results of this training may readily be effaced, especially with the pitchers, if it is discontinued and there is a period of inactivity in cold climates before the playing season. Every spring the newspapers carry the same accounts of scheduled exhibi- j Hnn cmmou Onlv Ilhnut link nf them I are ever played, the rent are called oh on account of snow, rain, high winds I or cold weather and the ballplayers suf- j ier from the inactivity, while the map; nates gain nothing. I have in mind now a National leane ball olub, which was just rounding into shape when I saw it in Marco The pitchers had not yet begun to "put anything ou the hall" and the other players had not yet begun to exert themselves to the fullest extent. Yet four days after I saw this club 1 it started north on an exhibition loui which within three or four days. brought It into Tennessee, Kentucky and cold weather. The result was that this club was not ready when the season opened. Had the players been permitted to j stay in the south another week or Id days the result would undoubtedly j bavp hppn different. y Then again, there is always the chance of injuries in exhibition games, the gates for which would not liegln II to reimburse any magnate for the servic^s of one of his stars should he be kebt out of the game for any length of j g,:thfce. This is particularly true when two big league teams meet. II saw several exhibition games be tyjeen big league clubs in the south and 1 found that the men were out there trying just as hard as if they had been in a regular championship contest. And many of them were not in rondi tion to play the kind of baseball tbey wfere putting over. .Exhibition games look very much like a '"penny-wise, pound-foolish" proposition and if the magnates don't wake up to It pretty soon the National commission should. Short vSlaiib7 arSrarb' Ramsey, the new six foot five Normal pitcher, who weighs 200 pounds, says he is a country school teacher. Pity the poor kids! Ding Dong (Orrin) Bell, is one of the most valuable men on the Normal team. His duties are to keep the other infielders from going to sleep. Even before good weather is here Monongah and Grant Town have begun arguing over their respective claims to the county baseball chani-! pionship. Baiter is planning to give some' teams a run for their money this sea^ son, too. if It's about time something was being i beard of the Eighth Ward Independents. ' It is being hoped, uselessly it is : feared, that a new chicken wire screen will be strunk at the South Side park grand stands. 'Cause it's no fun to have your girl hit on the head with a ball and have to carry her out to the street car with ?? everybody lookin' at yuh. Colts Clouted Twice atYMCALastNight ???? TTomdtnn'a PlrMitora and thn Rnff.q ; broke the Colts In two exciting games at the "Y" last night. The first game, between the Clouters and the Colts, was close and exciting from the Jirst i threatening contortion of Pitcher Pitser as he wound up to release the "pill" until the last inning when the ' Clouters scored three runs, making the score 9-6 in their favor. In the second game tho Colts, although tired from their exertions in the first game, made it very interesting for the Ruffs and succeeded in holding them to an 11-10 score. Wesleyan Game at Marshall Called Off JTONTINGTON. April 10.?Because Wesleyan Insisted on playing Reeder, who is the coach of thoir baseball i team, the game scheduled to be playad here yesterday afternoon between Ife; Marshall College and West Virginia Wesleyan was called off. The Marshall management entered protest against the playing of Roeder and Wesleyan gruels ted In declaring that ho was 9 i. i 9M- 1 T . ALL :-: 1 THE | | AL VC/AL Vw* By PAUL PURMAN. j (The West Virginian'# Special Sport Writer Now Touring the South to Size Up the Major League Clubs In Spring Training.) MACON. Ga.. April 106.?When I ! visited t he American league camps j west of Macon I was constantly greet ed with the question "Have you seen the Yankees?" I was not surprised for I knew the Yankees of last year and how their possibilities were wrecked by a series of accidents which would have sent almost any other club into the scrap heap. Then I came to Macon and saw the" club llili Donovan and Capt. Huston are pinning their hopes of an American league flag on this year. It is one of the most brilliant aggregations in baseball this year. It is a club with possibilities for every branch of the sport. It should be a hitting club, a base-running club and a field ing club. It has a pitching staff which should come through with some remarkable slab stuff and boasts of two of the most brilliant young catchers in either , league. j i luiuni iu arvt-iui uiciiiui'ia ui me club and to Capt. Huston and found a feeling of confidence, but not over-conlidencc. I found a young ball club, every member of which will demand the best from even- other member. Let us size up the Yankees as they | BAKER MEETS WHOLE T< "COM ( < JL Ca A & I ^ ; MACON, Ga.. April 10.?It Bill I Shakespeare had been in Dublin, Ga., j the other day when the Braves and Yanks were booked to play an cxhibi-! tion game he would never have written that little garapragh about there being nothing in a name. When the two ball clubs arrived at I the hotel there was a delegation repre j seating halt a dozen counties to look them over. t After gazing with the same admiration with which they might have sized up the pyramids cr the capitol at Washington the crowd was broken as one man pushed through and inquired of a newspaper man where he could find Home Run Baker. After Baker was pointed out the man approacned ana introduced himself as the coming mayor Dublin. Baker good humoredly talked with him for a moment but hia good humor vanished when the coming mayor dragged a delegation of about 25 out of the crowd and gravely introduced them. Baker is one of tho quietest men in baseball. He does not like to be sin gled out of a crowd and the demonstration in his honor was not at all to his MORE RHEUMATISM TIN EVER BEFORE Clergymen, Lawyers, Brokers, Mechanics and Merchants Stricken Our old friend Rheumatiz is having his inning this year, and a few words of caution from one who knows all about it may not bo amiss. Wear rubbers in damp weather; keep your feet dry; drink plenty of lemonade, and avoid strong alcoholic drinks. If rheumatism gets you, or sciatica, and you have sharp twinges, gnawing pain or swollen Joints or muscles, you can get rid of all agony In Just a few days by taking one-half teaspoonful ofytheuma once a day. All druggists know about Rbeuma; it's harmless, yet powerful; cheap, yet sure, and a 50-cent bottle will last a long time. Ask Holt Drug Co. or any druggist. < HE "WEST VIRGINIAN?F1 BOWLING YANKEES, A REAL BALL I vo^bbswBkl. ,NW% Lem! PIPP looked as they started out for their ex-1 hibitlon scries. The pitchers are in shape and the staff is well balanced. Caldwell, Cullop. Shawkey, Fisher, Mogridge. Love villi Rlinf?lior will l?? furnia/l otwl Dnu. I sell may evailo being sent to the sticks. \ Caldwell, when I saw him. seemed a different man. Repentant over the loss of more than $4,000 salary money last year as the result of his bad acting, Ray reported In great condition. Although he will not admit it, it is generally believed that he played winter hall in Panama, and when the Yanks left here he looked like the Caldwell of old. Fisher and Shawkey are both in shape, and Shocker and Russell, the former a now addition to the staff, look like comers. At Toronto last year Shocker allowed only 1.31 runs per game, and at though Russell's record was not so impressive, Donovan believes he lias all the requirements which make up a good pitcher. The southpaw staff is composed of Cullop. Lovg and Mogridgc. Cullop has been ill this spring, but hopes to be in shape before the season starts. Love, a giant over G feet 7 inches tall, won the only two games he pitched in the American league last year, and is expected to be one of the finds of this season. Donovan has a brilliant catching; DWN WHEN ING MAYOR" GETS BUSY /(AR HOME ' ALLOW ME TO J mssenf- THE / a ^ClTT<V liking However he shook hands with the delegation and then escaped into his room as his teammates kidded him. There is something in a name especially if that name happens to have come from winning a couple of world's series with a mighty bat. Another illustration is that the bellboys at hotels where Baker stops invariably page "Call for Mr. Home Run Baker." Others. Our talking much about ourselves shows how little we are thinking about others. If we are as much interested in others as we ought to be. others would seem to us to be talking of a stranger when they spenk to us of ourselves. To talk about ourselves seems shallow and inane to us, when we sec how much meaning there Is In the word "others." Now is the Time to Think of your spring clothing needs, and have them cleaned and freshened by our superior methodi. Footer's Service Is always safest and best for Ladles' and gentlemen's garments Felt or other hats, slippers, shoes, sweaters, light wraps. Just now we are preparing to render better and more efficient service than ever before. Footer's Dye Works Cumberland, Maryland. ? ??? _______ R. GILKESON, Agent, Fairmont and Vicinity. V- 1 . . - . f\ :-: BO? CLUB. j % HENDRVX'. I^k Three of Donovan's hopes: Wah ters, sensational young catcher: Plpp, slugging first baseman, and Hendryx, utility outfielder, staff. Headed by the veteran Leslie Nunamaker, the staff looks as good as any in the league, with Alexander, who proved his mettle last year, and Walters, who is said to be a second edition of Hay Scbalk. The infield is strong offensively and defensively. Wally Pipp, slugger extraordinary, will be at first, Maisel at second, the veteran Peckinpaugh at short, and John Franklin Baker, the home run king, at third. The only posi sible weakness is at second, and the Yanks are betting on Maisel to come through. Baker, who had a bad season last yeur on account of injuries, should be i the best third sacker in the league this year and should bat above .300. The outfield will be composed of i Lee Magee, Hugh High and the sen! sational young Gilhooley, with Tim ! Hendryx and Elmer Miller in reserve. In case Maisel does not pan out as a j keystone sacker, Angel Aragon, a Cu| ban, and Bauman will be tried out for | tlie job. They will be carried during !the season. It is hard to pick weak spots on this club. It is hard to figure where there is a stronger club in the league. This I is especially true when the 1916 rec. ord Is considered. Barring accidents the Yanks should | prove one of the greatest baseball or | ganizations of the season. W 0RTH1N GTON. Easter Observance. Easter was observed in Werihingtor j by the Sunday school of ihe Chrlstiar I church. A very pretty program was | rendered in the evening consisting oi vocal music, recitations and drills by the members of the school with some solos, anthems and duets by members of the choir. In the morning Rev. A. M. Ritenoui preached a sermon at the Baptisl | church appropriate to the Easter sea ; son. Returned Home. Mrs. Florence E. Tetrick, who hac j been spending the winter with hei ( brother. Arthur L. Koon at Columbus ] N'eb.. returned to her home here lasl i week. Work Completed. A. L. Anderson & Bro. who had the contract tor constructing the Fair mont-Helen's Run railroad hare com pleted their work and J. R. Appleby Your Bookkeeper Has Sold You His Time Why Not Use it to the Best Advantage? Actual testa have shown that 23 per cent of a bookkeeper's time Ib consumed by Indexing entries before posting. In a properly arranged Loose Leaf Ledger there is no indexing of entries. We Sell the Dependable Line of LOOSE J.p LEAF Let us demonstrate how you can save time, labor and money by using the I-P Ledger. No obligation on your part FAIRMONT PRINTINQ & PUBLISHING COMPANY MONROE ST. Fairmont, W. V*. "NTNG, AP^IL 10,1917. QNG the superintendent, removed his family to Connellsmvllle, Pa., on Monday where he will be located temporarily. When-leaving be expressed the opinion that he would be back here soon again! to do other work but did not indicate. 1 Just what or where it would be. Personals. Jas. I. Michael, who has been a patient in Cook hospital for several weeks, returned tb his office here on j Friday very much improved in health. Mesdemes I. Mclntire and A. J. lieDaniel were shopping in Fairmont on Saturday. Thos. E. Minnear. of Annabelle, was a hUBiness visitor here on Saturday. Lawrence G. Sandy left on Saturdav j for a visit with friends at Corrv. Pa.,! and Lackawanna, N. Y. Z. F. Davis, of Fairmont, is here this week assisting In the work at the I First National Bank during the ab sence of Mr. Sandy, the assistant cash i ier. I Miss Grace Martin, of Shinnston,] spent Sunday with her sister, Mrs. Flnley Oakes. here. A. L. B. Dudley, of Fairmont, was a business visitor here on Monday. Edgar Bock, of Farmintgon, was vis I itlng his son, LeRoy Bock, hero on I Sunday. iBASEBALTIEASON ! nocuc urnc Tnntv ui mo ntnt i uuhi Normal and Rivesville Willj Meet on South Side Park. 1 Scholastic baseball will be officially opened in Fairmont this afternoon at 3:30 p. m. when Fairmont Normal and Rivesville high school clash at South Side park. Both teams have been practiclng but one week and neither arc 1 as yet In the best of form. For this 1 reason the game will be for the most part a practice game, giving both j teams a good chance to discover their defects before their active schedules begin. Coach Ward of the Rlvesville team, has developed some lightning fast material and will this year make a strong bid for the county high school championship. With the large number of candidates that are trying for the team 'he prospects are exceptionally good. * The Normal baseball team appeared I at South Side park yesterday afternoon for the first time In their new uniforms Because of the difficulty in deciding who would take part in the first game, the uniforms were not given out until yesterday. Among those who received uniforms were: Miller. Ramsey. Isenhart. Denton. Park. Thompson. Bell, Hamilton. Kuhn and Watkins. Several of the new players who wilt enter the Normal have not yet enrolled and will | I Don: I w The car of tod years ago, Not because t though th But especially | been steal finer. And still the b car, recei\ That is provei how long today. It w Tt Touring Car or Roadst STAND. Madison Street < OTHER SI The Hartley "Stout" a is a style every / U stoutly built man f j with a good brain is J ! J beginning to use or / I I think about. fi It is a new stout \ /3s model for heavily S/" built young men /;f and for older men //|fev who keep themselves looking young. \| It has a reputa- \ tion for being cor rect whenever or wherever it is worn We present it in new spring fabric ideas, tailored expressly for us. Prices $20 to $25. (First Floor) - II not get to take part in the same today. The latest candidate to arrive was Claude Ramsey, the twirler from gt Belington. who appeared in uniform ri at the park. Ramsey is six feet, five ?n< inches tall and weighs two hundred JJ pounds. Several other candidates will arrive within the next week. e? be Broth i0tdr car ay is worth more money than tl ? he cost of materials have in ey have. > L....... it-- -A J 1- -J? 1 uei;auae liic aismuctrus OI C0I1SI lily raised?the shoo uractice n uyers of the first cars, and ever; red full value. i by the fact that all of the car ago they were built, are giving UI pay you to visit us and examine this ? le gasoline consumption la unusually low. The tire mileage 1b unusually high. er, $835; Winter Touring car or Roadster (All prices t. o. b. Detroit) m \RD GARAGE CO. F I -r IV'-Yiiir^fyrVi1a^^teii^6faihrri^'ilti >ORTS '' j ||^ | L / a /! : '1 [ Fusion Pirlt i umstead's Worm Syrup h. aafe and ?nr? Bemedy for Won? ood the teat for 60 treara. XT in TBS Lixs. To children it la an angel of arc y. PLEiSUTT TO TAXB. WO COEBI. WO PHY lie vxeded. One ttle haa killed 133 worms. All dmgita and dealera, or bj malL-SBo a bot, it. C. A. VOORHEES, 3d. Phila., Pa. 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