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INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE IS "COMING BACK
M ; : ■ L r' ï J: Mi 55:X & Ü \« m 1 Ä [XjU r' ' m 1# :S : I -iâ lilii 5 WSÊm iM apü J Æ ** as . /•** i *r mm# , n 5 v mm M1 3$ V r 111 0 MS? . m m - ' S7V& rmzzT i;-5 ü m :■ ■ % ! •:v * ..StSWwIisSSt? \ X'-' m. <■ : 8* .■ m. s<s «SiiÂviïxïS»« ;5; , < - i I Hi Ü "dodz" ammTTGji ■'■ÿ. -J L-- ' ■■■:■ m rorzz7rzZACfr~ Three Major League Veterans Now With Minor Organizations. (By ED O. BARROW. President of the International Baseball League.) The International league is "coming back" this season. Its prospects have not been so bright for a long, long time. The war is over, confidence is re stored and the baseball conditions are normal again. Of course, the war caused us some suffering but it won't be long before our organization will be back on the same high plane as before the advent of the "outlaws." The 1916 make-up of the league will be the same as in the old days—a compact circle made up of the best cities in the East. And so we all are more than hopeful that brighter days have come. The return to Newark and Balti more is gratifying. I am confident that before the season is over the fans in both cities will be completely satisfied with the brand of baseball they will get. James Price and Fred Tenney, the new owners of the Newark Club, have made themselves popular by announc ing that they will have no major league connections. Another popular move was the decision to play the games in Newark instead of in Har rison. Jack Dunn always gave Bal timore baseball of major league caliber, and with no opposition there this season he is bound to win the fans back to the support of his Ori oles. r Richmond no doubt will make a much better showing in the way of ,, attendance Smith is a shrewd and capable mana ger, and his hustling qualities will make him popular with the fans. I this Billy I season. »? HANK G0WDY IS ONE OF "13 Boston Backstop Got His Start In Ma jor League With Giants—Lasted Less Than a Year. Hank Gowdy, the Boston backstop, got his major league start with the New York Giants on September 13, 1910, when he covered first base in a game in which the Pirates opposed |he McGraw clan. Gowdy's record in pie field was ten putouts, one assist and one error. At the bat he didn't get a hit in three times up, the de / 9 * I mïh .yM Æ - .JfC: f -.y ' A Hank Gowdy. livery of "Babe" Adams being too baf fling for the future star of the Bean eaters. Gowdy was bought by the Giants from the Dallas club of the Texas league, and had previously played with Lancaster, in the Ohio State league. Hank stuck with the Giants less than a year, and in July, 1911, McGraw swapped him to the Braves for Charley Herzog. His work at the initial bag didn't make much of impression on Stallings, and he shipped him off to Buffalo, where he was put behind the bat, and soon be came the star backstop of the interna tional circuit. Hank was recalled to the Bosten club at the close of the in ternational season. a an Reilly Candidate for Mayor. Barney Reilly, formerly a player with the St. Joseph Western league club, is a candidate for mayor of St. Joseph at the present time, with good prospects of being elected. He has served one term there as assistant county attorney. to he Allison Shifts to Omaha. The veteran Mack Allison, formerly with the St. Louis Browns and later with the Kansas City Blues, bas been signed by the Omaha Western league elnb. t'i. . 'A à 5k ÿfe \ %; >■ i look for the Virginians to have a very successful season all around. The change to local ownership has stirred things up in Providence, and the fans no doubt will rally to the support of "Billy" Draper, the new owner of the club, who is very popu lar throughout Rhode Island. President Chapin of Rochester made a ten-strike when he secured little Tommy Leach to manage the Hus tlers. Tommy has always shown that he possesses managerial ability by the way he has gone about build ing up a team for his new boss. The "midget" undoubtedly will be Just as big a favorite in the International league as he was in the big show. Pat Dorovan and his champions should have a banner season in Buffa lo, now that they have the field all to themselves there. The large number of Canadians that have gone to the war front has made baseball conditions in Toronto and Montreal a little uncertain. How ever, the people of Canada are great lovers of outdoor sports, and they no doubt will patronize the ball games liberally. Baseball is about the only form of outdoor amusement left in Canada that has not been seriously af fected by the European war. Joe Bir mingham at Toronto and Dan How ley at Montreal, are both clever and experienced managers, and are backed by real sportsmen, who have shown their liberality and gameness on many occasions in the past. All things considered, the outlook for the International league is very en couraging. BASEBALL .STORIES The White Sox will not wear dark blue road uniforms this year. * * * Ray Chapman declares the Indians have one of the best infields in the game. 0 0 0 Leo Grim of Brooklyn. N. Y., is to be president of the new Lancaster club of the Atlantic league. * * * Otto Jordan, member of Campan's Bing 1902 team, has retired from base ball and is selling automobiles. • * * Dan Shay, manager of the Kaws, has signed Pete Henning, who pitched for the Kawfeds last year. - • * * And, referring again to hope, there is Connie Mack, who banks his all on his young pitchers. * • • Pitcher Harry Harper of the Sena tors, has shown wonderful improve ment since rounding into form. * * * Joe Tinker is thp president of a cor reßpondence school for baseball in struction in Peoria. 0 0 0 Sherwood Magee was the only Brave who wasn't seasick on the ocean voy age from New York to Savannah • • • ' It is Manager Fohl's intention to carry only two utility infielders and but one extra outfielder this season. • ♦ • Mike O'Neill, the hustling manager of the Syracuse team of the New York State league, now has seven pitchers on his staff. * * * Billy Hamilton seems to have the Worcester fans with him. he plans to cut out the groucho stuff, once his specialty. He says * • • Johnny La van. who played shortstop for the Browns for several years, is apt t% beat out Ernie Johnson, who went to the Browns from the Feds. * • • "Honus" Wagner during his entire career has never been a holdout. When a guy becomes so proficient that he writes his own contracts it's not neces sary to hold out. 1 * • • Roger Bresnahan thinks he cannot operate a team successfully with only 16 players and he has started a move to have the American association team limit increased to 17. * • * Most ball players in the big leagues are superstitious. Jack Fournier feels he is losing a base hit when he passes a cripple without giving him something. The big Frenchman loves his base hits, which is a good thing for the crip ples. xsäfcä it • 'THIEVER' FINALLY OUT Three Assists Required to Retire Man Stealing Base. Throw From Catcher Hit* Pitcher on Head, Shortstop Catches It and Nips Runner at Third—How Scorer Figured ft Out. Claude Berry, former catcher for the Pittsburgh Feds, telis this one: "One day while I was catching for the Dallas (Tex.) team a runner on first started to steal second. I pegged toward the base but our pitcher— Walker—had moved out of the box after he delivered the ball, and walked into the throw. "The ball hit Walker on top of the head, and as Walker dropped to the ground the ball bounded high in the air. The runner had reached second by that time, and not seing the ball in play raced for third. But our shortstop saw the ball, caught it as it came down and whipped it to third in time to put out the runner. "The official scorer credited three men with an assist. He gave me an assist because I had made the original throw, he gave one to the pitcher, be cause his head had deflected the ball to the shortstop, and, of course, he gave one to the shortstop for making the throw to third. Berry, by the way, Js believed to be the only catcher who jumped into a grandstand after a foul ball and caught it. He performed the trick when he was in San Francisco in 1908. Berry's other claim to fame is that during the season of 1908-1909 in Cali fornia—covering a straight stretch of 12 months—he caught 34 games, while with the San Francisco team. That means he worked nearly every day for a year. tt WILL HELP GIANT OUTFIELD Roush Starts at Crack of Bat and Judgment of Fly Balls Is Uncanny —Also Hard Hitter. Eddie Roush, who came from the Federal league with Bennie Kauff, is bound to prove a big help to the Gi ant outfield. He is a hard hitter and a remarka ble fielder. He starts at the crack of ill m t. m // Æ ? Â tm A ft!* X . X A mm i Eddie Roush. the bat and his judgment of fly balls is uncanny. He was a holdout for a while, but he finally came to terms with the New York club. WILLIE KEELER AS MANAGER Former New York Yankee Star to Have Charge of Allentown Club in Pennsylvania League. Willie Keeler is to don the span gles once more. Wee Willie, one-time wonder with the bat and in the out field, has been signed to manage the Allentown club of the Pennsylvania State league. Keeler has not been active in baseball since he left the New York Yankees. He was coach with the Superbas for a while and did some scouting work, but in the main he attended pretty strictly to real estate business in Brooklyn. Keeler was approached with what looked like a good proposition in Allentown, where it is understood he will have a finan cial interest in the club. Willie's ad vent as a manager will be watched with great interest. MONEY TIED UP IN BASEBALL Interesting Comparison Is Made by Secretary Langtry of American Bowling Congreae. It is said that $34,000,000 is tied up in baseball in this country, Secretary Langtry of the American Bowling con gress offers an Interesting comparison between the money invested in the national sport and in bowling. He says tbere are more than 200,000 bowling alleys In the United States, and each one represents an average cost of $500, barring pins, balls and rent, in the event the manager does not own his own building. This would make a total of $100,000, 000 in alleyB alone, with $1,000,000 for pins, considering that each alley had only one set of pins. Most of them have five or more and the nominal cost of a set is $5. May Bar Custard Pie. Clark Griffith says he fired Chick GandiK because he smoked cigarettes. Joe Tinker and George Stallings have barred automobiles and Buck Herzog has put a ban on bowling. Next thing we know they'll be telling Cozy DolaD he can't eat custard pie. Play With Thirteen Players. Manager Dobbs of the New Orleans Southern league baseball team will try to capture this year's pennant with 13 players. a .i- ; NF Sv IP Q *r American Flag Under Lions That Look British ASHINGTON.—Four bronze lions, said to be exact copies of those on the Trafalgar square Lord Nelson monument in London, couchant on flags presumed to be the American colors, form a group on the Grant monument in the Botanic garden, which Is attract ing much comment at present because of the un-American Idea the lions con vey by reason of their position over the flags. Although the group has been in position for some time, this peculiar feature has apparently escaped notice until recently. The additions just be ing made attracted closer attention, however, from the casual observer. The figures of the lions which have given rise to comment form the centerpiece of the monument. This section, therefore, is the most conspicuous. The center is raised, and on this elevated base is the large tablet on which the inscription is to be placed. Around this base, at each of the four corners, is a crouching lion, under whose body is stretched a flag, which, by the American eagle forming the head and by the fact that it is a monument to an American hero, might be taken to be the American standard. The fact * v the lions are copies of the British lions on the Trafalgar square monunu. a England and the sight of the flag stretched under their bodies has caused many tourists and other observers to wonder just what the motif of the group is intended to express. To an artist perhaps the proud attitude of the crouching figures might convey an air of heroic protection, but to the ordinary mind this same proud appearance might mean haughty possession, and it is this latter impression, probably, which has caused the inquiries to be raised. w r *>Ä "V . ■9 V Commerce Department Talks of Volcano Foundry A PROPOSED novel co-operation with nature in a manufacturing enterprise, whereby the great volcano of Kllauea of the island of Hawaii would be made to serve as a gigantic foundry for casting sewer pipe and bricks, is arousing interest among officials of the United States department of com-' merce. This interest is not only in the scheme as a general commercial feature affecting production and freight movements in territory com prising the United States. Every ef fort is being made by the territorial government to foster other Industries than the dominant ones of sugar pro duction and pineapple canning in or der to solve pressing economic prob lems, and a suggestion has been made by the governor of the islands that congress authorize the federal department of commerce to co-operate in the work. The possibilities of casting sewer pipe from the molten lava of the volcanc have been studied by a retired pipe manufacturer from the United States who recently visited the islands, and he has even suggested details of the pro cedure by which buckets of exceedingly refractory material on an endless chain would bring the molten lava from the bed of the crater to its rim, where the pipes would be cast. Buckets capable of resisting 2,000 degrees Fahren heit easily can be provided, it is declared, while the temperature of the lava has been found from scientific observations to be about 1,800 degrees. At such a high degree of heat the lava, it is believed, would remain liquid during the short time necessary to transport it to the molds. ' Though the plan is so out of the ordinary that it sounds almost visionary to the layman, it is explfcffied to the commerce department by its agents in Hawaii that Kilauea presents one of the best opportunities known anywhere in the world for industrial utilization Of the earth's natural heat, since the lake of molten material is accessible and relatively quiescent, and workshops may therefore be erected and manufacturing operations carried on close to the rim of the crater. V it# r It \ Senator Reed's Secretary Bests the Constable \ ON HUNT of Kansas City, secretary to Senator Reed, is the hero of District of Columbia autoists by reason of his victory over Maryland constables who 'rrested him Sunday for driving his "flivver" into the state without a Maryland license. Hunt's machine was adorned with Washington and Missouri tags, but the Maryland officials held that this was not sufficient. They escorted Hunt to a justice of the peace, who promptly assessed a fine of $5. Hunt demanded to be shown the section un der which he had been penalized. It was produced with the result that Hunt pointed cut to the J. P. that as a nonresident he was entitled to drive through Maryland seven times with out a license. 'T am willing to take oath that this Is my second Invasion of Maryland, said Hunt. The J. P. perused the law and reluctantly handed back the fine. Under a recent decision of the Supreme court of the United States residents of Washington are required to have both Virginia and Maryland licenses in addition to the District tax if they desire to tour the neighboring common wealths. Hunt, however, has convinced the Marylanders that this ruling doer not apply to Missourians unless they exceed the tourist limitations. D iTOfifl >'o $ mi '.«s». iOiD A * 4 • A Col. Harts Training His Watchmen to Be Camels C OL. W. W. HARTS, superintendent of public buildings and grounds, who Is an advocate of preparedness, is putting his "watchman's brigade" at the state, war and navy building through a course of training for service in north ern Mexico or any other old waterless waste where they may be needed. As one cf the features of the course, the colonel has removed all the watercoolers from the corridors. And as the watchmen must now - walk through miles of corridors and up and down long flights of stairs to get water, the result is twofold: Most of the men are developing a remark able endurance against thirst, while others—those who must hare water— are developing the muscles they would have to use on long marches and mountain climbing. » In a sense, also, the» "brigade" is getting practice in the use of firearms. Ever so often In the week, usually after the departments are closed for the day, the colonel gets his assistant to turn In a fire alarm in some remote corner of the building. Thereupon thirty-odd watchmen in brass buttons and blue coats go tearing through corridors and bounding up stairways carrying fire extinguishers. These hand grenades are aimed at the imaginary fire by that section of the ''brigade" which, for purposes of military training, may be regarded as the machine-gun platoon, while those assigned to the heavier artillery handle the heavy hose lines. Monday afternoon, however, is the time when thf colonel takes greatest' pride in his brigade. Promptly at 3:30 o'clock, the members of the "brigade" line up on the lot back of the state, war, and navy building, and are inspected. The colonel, with his assistant acting as adjutant, walks slowly along the line in front of the men, and then along the line in back of the men, inspecting the hang of their clothes and the erectness of their carriage. gL fipioifr know I ►fs HAD TO 0 Ç A Æ. CAnEL W A /FOUNTAIN . CLlht tRÇ ï ✓ j • 4 1 hole ; en that is a Germany, where iron money of small denomination has for some time been In circulation, is not alone in suffering such a stringency. Russia is having printed duplicates of the Romanoff jubilee postage stamps on heavy cardboard, the pieces to have the value as money of the stamp denomination, while in England also a new treasury note has been put in circulation, value, £1 10s. a a said sion quite der Except perhaps for the old slave market at Milledgevllle, the city of Savannah has, in the foundation of the Pulaski hotel, one of Georgia's most notable mementoes of the day when men wëre sold. The basement of this ancient hostelry is honeycombed with bricked-up cells used before the war by slave owners for the safekeeping of their slaves. The failure of the mortality rates of measles and whooping cough to show reduction during the last 15 years is due to the fact that they are highly communicable in their early stage, when diagnosis is most difficult. In Woman's Realm Fine Cotton Fabrics and Linen Lawns Most in Favor for Under Garments—Little Really New in the Designs Shown This Season—Pretty Coat for Little Girl That the Home Dressmaker Should Be Abie to Fashion. There Is nothing startlingly new In the designs displayed In new lingerie. Filet lace is a more Important feature than it has ever been, used as yokes for nightgowns and other garments. Entire corset covers are made of it. Cluny and hand crochet or tatting edg ings are used with It, and often addi tional ornament in hand embroidery, which may extend from the fabric to the lace, appears on the most elaborate things. A nightdress and an envelope chemise are shown in the picture, in which hand embroidery is applied to V* » m mmm g m I •• i f. >8 //: / : ; X; mem irw fi m u Mi mm m m & m mi ■ ■ » W; % S; •: ■ m % 'vÏX'-X ; 3S8? m a ■■■: * *■ ^ wm m m A'.:-. i , "... m /.;X h •. 83: » f "V :><;• ; L Wm li m V £*X\\ mm-.-.#. >N : : x x •x. 5 W: , " - HK i w® A . - • m % XXX ,x.^. V XX; v&v m FASHIONS IN FINE LINGERIE. fine nainsook. The nightdress is a "slip-over" model, with short sleeves cut in one with the body of the gown. It hangs straight and is finished with buttonhole-stitched scallops at the bottom. The neck and sleeves are edged in the same way. A floral fes toon is embroidered about the top of the gown, and sprays of blossoms on the sleeves. It is a pretty fashion to embroider the initial or monogram on the top of one sleeve. The envelope chemise is embroid ered across the front with a bow knot and flower pattern. The edges are finished with shallow scallops, with a fine val edging set under them. About the neck a narrow beading takes care of the baby ribbon which is threaded through it to adjust the gar ment. The waist is held in place by a wider / m (•» V X X8 a. ä-sS 1 a ? Xv 5.8 ;• -x •X «XX :5 •X* : ■58 HI 33ÿ 55 : : >•& ■ : : x m 1 - 558 x ■? m FOR HER DAILY WEAR. ribbon run through slashes in the nain sook. They are finished with button hole stitching. The bottom of the chemise is finished like the sleeves. ; The little girl of five, or six, or sev en or so, looks well in almost any style of coat, and needs at least one that is livable for her dally wear. Here is one made of plain serge, piped with a striped fabric, that will serve for Transparent Collard. Among the many little things of ilress to be seen in connection with spring novelties let us splak first of a "trifle- light as air" in the shape of a transparent collar which may be said to be very becoming. The collar is n t the Medici persua sion and made of gauze in a subtle shade of heliotrope. The collar is quite transparent, though two thick nesses of gauze are introduced. Bien der supports, fine as horsehair, are In troduced here and there between the her Journeyings to and from the kin* dergarten or school and for her play time and any other time during the cool days of spring. The model shown in the picture . Is about aa simply put together as it Is possible for a coat to be. It is cut on familiar lines and presents no diffi culties to the home dressmaker, be cause she may secure a pattern very like it from any standard pattern com pany. It hangs almost straight from the shoulders, and therefore there is little in the way of fitting to do. It la to be lined with messaline or other thin silk, and may be interlined with a light muslin. In making coats at home it is a good plan to cut the interlining first and, if alterations are found neces sary, make them when the interlining has been basted up and tried on the figure. been made to set as it should, the ma terial for the coat and the lining is to be cut according to the interlining, which will serve as a pattern. Some times the collar is a little difficult to adjust, and sometimes setting the sleeves in properly gives the home dressmaker some uneasiness. The coat pictured has a wide belt of serge terminating at each side, where it joins a plaited girdle of silk that extends across the front. This is fastened to the belt with a button at both sides and may be left off en When the interlining has tirely. -The belt is stitched to the coat along Its upper side. The silk girdle is merely an item of decoration and, if it is omitted, a fourth button is to be added to the three large, flat bone buttons at the front two pieces of gauze, and the top of the collar Is finished with a picot edge. It must be confessed that these col lars are very fragile, but they are ef fective when worn with a navy bine costume. Rosettes of Ribbon. Ribbons enter extensively into the trimmings of hats and a special glace ribbon, made up into rosettes, appears on a great number of models. Velvet rosettes are also employed, together with bands of metal braids.