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TIGER WRECKING CREW
Harry Hfilman Quits Editor's Desk to Join Detroits. Preferred Writing Sporting News to Playing Baseball Until He Made Hit on Coast—Now Glad He Made the Change. Almost every red-blooded American kid would jump at the chance to join Detroit's wrecking crew and rub el bows with Tyrus Raymond Cobb, yet one of the present members of the Bengal slugging combine had other ambitions until four years ago, writes Harold Johnson in Chicago Evening Post. Harry Heilman preferred the com monplace career of a sporting editor, and, what's more, he had a paper of his own until one day after a sand-lot game in which he participated he spied his name in the headlines de scribing a ball game. Then he weak ened. Harry was a member of the United Amateur Press association around San Francisco, made up of amateur editors whose papers are official organs of some sort of organization. He could see nothing greater in all the world than his name on the sporting page as an author of an article. He ran his publication, called Pa cifico, in Frisco and played amateur ball. Then he was grabbed by the Coast league, and when he saw his name in big type in the papers he de ft... < M i\ ■ i: x - $ , m i©:®? mm x : x ; ■ fa ' A Harry Heilman. cided it was better than for him to put someone else's name where he now was appearing. So he dropped his first ambition and decided to stick to the national pastime, r Heilinan was drafted by Detroit, later returned to Frisco and was re called this spring. His work has been a feature of the Tiger playing, and the wrecking crew now consists of iCobb, Crawford, Veach, and Heilman. 0UTFIELDER FLACK TO STAR Combines Desired Slugging Faculty With the Willie Keeler Style of Hitting Bunts. / I One Chicago critic is of the belief jthat Max Flack, Cub outfielder, late of ?the Chifeds, will outshine Kauff. Flack, Sit appears, combines the desired slug : w .ÿi;'. » 4 :. ; . MB r m. <■ i ; m i'll! x v - ••• ••• ÿ//. ». m X, m ■ * ,W I s-: m \ I m let be W. 1 : : 1 \ T Max Flack. 'ging faculty with the Willie Keeler style of hitting. He may rattle the boards in one bat effort, then, with the opposition set ;for another slam, he is likely to drop a tap along the base lines and race ahead of the ball to first base. His booster says he can run exceptionally fast, field a la Carey, bat .300 and throw with the best. : and ing ors Advocate of Clean Sport. Manager Donovan of the New Yorks is an advocate of clean sport. As a player, he behaved himself on the dia mond and as a manager he believes in gentlemanly conduct. The New Yorks, (therefore, will not be permitted to ■browbeat umpires or to Indulge in quarrels with their opponents. Dono ■;van wants to win fairly and squarely or not at all. as as der Critics Praise Sisler. ! Critics say that the work of George Sisler around first base for the Browns [stamps him as the best initial sacker [that has appeared on the baseball hori zon since "Hal" Chase was In hishey iday. The versatile Brown goes after everything and usually gets what he goes after. of is at Hoch la Practicing Law. Harry Hoch, former pitcher on the St. Louis Browns, who declined a mi nor league berth this year, is [practicing law in Wilmington. DeL even was now YOUNGSTERS WILL NOT DISPLACE SCHULTE in f X' l i, to £ I i mm ■ +:• join el yet the of he de San of as Pa the his de Ï m: « -s • vM:« V mm m V VMM • V / 1 $ 'y. WM gs ii ?■ * ■m. ; ! £ - ■ tm f GAWY' :£$v ; $ % !?5 m mm. mm \ V s MW a ! ! W -Æ****: mm A Pr 4 lx? ! M r SI ■t < V / I 1 I & [4 1 1 I & m&m. •//X •o :> ?.%&*■ mm . •C* ' ,/7aM55T <XBL2,2&* ' ,/7aM55T <XBL2,2&* The general impression seems to be that ball players have outlived their usefulness when they pass the age of thirty. This, of course, is disproved by the baseball Hans Wagner has been playing for the Pirates this year and for the past 12 years. Frank Schulte of the Cubs also de nies that a player's ability begins to deteriorate when he passes the age of thirty, and is proving it by the game he has been playing this year. There are others of the same opinion. Gavvy Cravath of the Phillies says a man should play satisfactorily until he is forty, if he takes care of himself. Last season and the year before Schulte did not play the brand of ball Cub fans liked to see. He appeared more indifferent than ever, and the impression circulated that he was slid ing, writes Oscar C. Reichow in Chi cago Daily News. It was doubtful whether he would be one of the regu lars on Manager Tinker's team. The fans, when they formed this opinion, did not know that Schulte was dissatisfied with his managers and the environment and that he did not care a great deal whether school kept or not. Still, he played as well as the average outfielder and closed the season of 1915 with 12 homeruns to his credit. Manager Tinker was somewhat dis turbed over Schulte when President Weegliman took over the Cubs and made inquiries in various quarters to learn whether the veteran outfielder still retained any of his skill or abil ity to hit. Tinker had his doubts and was inclined to favor the younger play ers. Besides he was not certain wheth er Frank would have the proper spirit to make a winning combination. At DIAMOND NOTES George Sisler was born in Akron, Ohio, and he is not a flat tire, either. • * * "Ivy" Wingo has struck his hitting stride, and ought to he a big help to the Reds. • • * "Joe" Judge, the Washington first baseman, seems at last to have hit his stride. • • • Dell, Pfeffer and Smith have to date shown the best pitching form for Brooklyn. • • • Barney, the Pittsburgh outfielder, was once a United States sailor. Now he's a Pirate. • • • High living will get an athlete. Bul let Joe Bush consumed a hot dog and was on the sick list ten days. * * # Lee Fohl's system of play is said to be built on the principle of scoring at least one more run than your oppo nent. • • • Another Cy Young has passed out, Evansville releasing the veteran pitcher, who could not get started this year. • * * A pitcher entitled Worm has just bobbed up in collegiate circles. His forte is crawling out of tight holes, and he never baits the umpire. ' * * * Babe Adams is no longer a hero in Pittsburgh, because of the poor show ing he has made, and there are clam ors that he be disposed of by the club. * * * The Cincinnati Reds are anxious to secure Vincent Campbell. Campbell played with the Pittsburgh Feds last season and was one ( of the stars of the outlaws. « • * Manager Jimmy Callahan Is quoted as complimenting Hans Wagner highly as a player. That's interesting. Won der what Hans thinks of Jimmy as a manager? it. * * * Harry (Moose) McCormick, former pinch hitter for the Giants, manager of Chattanooga, steel salesman, etc., is now handling an independent team at Montclair, N. J. Fritz Maisel's brother has been canned by the Detroit club, which indi cates Fritz's brother didn't get an even break when the baseball talent was distributed in the Maisel family. be age de to is the opening of the season Leslie Mann was favored, but Schulte soon showed Tinker his mistake, and now is play ing better than he has done for years. Cub fans were not slow in observ ing that he had not gone back any and that he really was playing better ball for Tinker than he did for Chance, Evers, O'Day or Bresnahan. Remarks have been frequent this spring con cerning his hustling, the form he showed at the plate and the manner in which he covered the outfield scien tifically with Cy Williams. The fans have cheered and encouraged him to drive out the long hits that made him papular on the West side for more than ten years. He has responded nobly. Schulte is surpassing all his former early averages and if he continues his present gait he will finish the season with the highest average he has ever made in the National league. Last year his hatting figures for the first 26 games were only .228, the year be fore .169, and in 1913, .219. This and his present mark of .357 are conclu sive proof that although more than 30 years old he is still good enough to be a regular and deserves to be on the Cub team. Cub fans are predicting that Schulte will have an excellent year in home run-making this season. They believe the right-field wall at the Cub park will be of assistance to him. Also they contend that he is pulling the ball as strongly as he did in 1911, when he led the National league with 21 home run swats to his credit. They are hoping that he surpasses that and the world's record of 25, held by Buck Freeman of Washington. a is by SCHALK IS LEADING CATCHER Has Made Rapid Strides to Frdht Rank Since Comlskey Secured Him From Milwaukee. Ray Schalk of the White Sox stand»* out as the leading catcher in the big show. Schalk has made rapid strides to the front rank since Comiskey took him out of the American Association. à , a ing der In we •> ( :< - m r I M mm m m M i i'-fw / M.. mm-: v m •X > \ Si? s'' m > I the Ray Schalk. He is able to catch all kinds of pitch ing, is a deadly thrower, and can hit the ball. Schang of the Athletics comes next, in the opinion of many students of baseball. an six the be it ant. It Name Mispronounced. Benny Kauff says his name Is not pronounced that way at all. It is "Cowf," of the barnyard or dairy farm variety. Some people thought it could he pronounced to rhyme with laugh, and the news from Benny will be a disappointment to poets who were framing up a few things on him. an sired ture after turns the New Rule It Evident. There is & new rule in force in the National league which bars the players from throwing an extra ball around between innings, but the play ers, by a tacit agreement get around it. The pitcher hands his teammates the ball in play. Fido's New Player for Champions. Capt. Frank O'Connor, pitcher of the Manhattan college baseball team, probably will sign with the Boston American league club at the close of school in June. ■ (better than any pockets For Absolute Safety* the Old Lady's Plan Was Pretty Well Perfect. It was in the Pennsylvania depot at Jersey City. A man who had been half asleep on one of the benches for some time suddenly roused up, carried his hand to the breast pocket of his coat and then called out: "I have been robbed! Someone has picked my pocket! Have much money?" asked an old lady who sat near him. "Over $40. "Bakes alive! but what a loss. Sure you had it when you left home?" Of course I am." > Didn't leave it under your pillar, or change your coat?" No! I noticed you feeling around your coattails before you went to sleep. Bet ter look back there before you give M ^ • ' * ■ » a up. He carried his hand back, and ten seconds later held his lost wallet up to sight. He began to apologize and stammer, but the old lady threw up her hands and checked him with: "Young man, you orter be more keerful, you might of accused me of stealin' that money, and it would have been a nice thing for my church folks to hear of, wouldn't it? When the news got home to my old man he'd have been so kerflustrated that he'd have forgotten to feed the shoats or milk the cows, and there's no knowing how he'd have got along locking up the house and going to bed. "Oh, I shouldn't have accused you, ma'am," protested the man. "Wall, I'm glad on it, and being as this excitement has come up about picking pockets I guess I'll see if my money and ticket is safe. And she reached down, slipped off a calfskin shoe from her right foot, and peered intently into it, with the re mark: >» » 41 There's a ticket and there's a dol lar bill, and I haln't been robbed. Just try it, young man. Beats coat tall and all other pockets all holler. Got to ctand you on your head to # git it, and every time you sot your foot down you know it's thar. I've carried $17 all over New York that way, and get ouf alive and safe. Labor Will Be Scarcer. An investigation made by some of the railroads of the country indicated that 500,000 foreign-horn persons would return to Europe Immediately after the war, for various reasons. Friends and relatives have been killed. Their homes have been dev astated. There has been no commu nication between millions of families for over a year. Other evidence indi cates that some of the warring coun tries are planning a campaign upon America for the purpose of induc ing able-bodied men to return to their native lands to aid in the rebuilding process. They want men, and they want the accumulated capital which these men will bring back with them; and 200,000 men with $500 each would mean an addition to the capital resources of Europe of $100,000,000. It is probable that great stretches of Eu rope now divided into great feudal es tates will be broken up into small holdings, to be sold to natives and returned foreign-born from America as small farms. For many qobles of central Europe have been killed. Many more have been bankrupted. The shortage of labor will make It difficult for them to work their estates. It is not impossible that the United States may be a country from which the able-bodied will emigrate, rather than a country into which they will immi grate. This, of course, is a matter of speculation. It will depend upon in dustrial conditions in Europe on the one hand, and industrial conditions in America on the other. Adding to this is the pending legislation at Washing ton, which may restrict immigration by means of the literacy test and other limitations upon the number of incoming aliens.—Engineering Maga zine. of and and an his tie ed In Making Gunpowder. , A process has been devised by the use of which gunpowder and other high explosives can be manufactured aboard a railway train in motion. The machinery includes device for forming all the essential operations of powder making, from the first com pouffder, where the elements are mixed, through press, a cutting wheel, a hot air drying apparatus, to a glaz ing cylinder for giving the grains their final polish. If the whole proves as practical as the inventor believes it will its effect will be to render pow der plants less liable to destruction In time of war than Is the case at present. It also will be possible to manufacture explosives in the very train that is carrying them to the front. per of for that out the the Turned Around. Things are not always what they seem—nor so old, either. "Is this a genuine antique?" asked the customer suspiciously. "Certainly," replied the dealer, in It is more than an offended voice. six hundred years old. "That's remarkable, for the in ■ commented the customer dryly. "It is dated 1912." But the antique dealer was not to be caught napping. Let me see," he said. "Why, so it is! That's the fault of my assist ant. He's put the figures on wrongly. It ought to be 1219."—Pittsburg! Chronicle-Telegraph. tt . good in Self-Regulated Electric Iron. Equipped with a simple form ol thermostat, there has been introduced an electric iron which automatically maintains its temperature at any de sired point. Adjustment in tempera ture is effected by turning the knob, after which the thermostat member turns off the current when the heat exceeds the limit set and again closes the circuit when the temperature falls slightly below the lower limit. that sure. nerve worm who A Dainty Touch. "And her mean husband thinks she's extravagant. "Why?" Just because she insists on having Fido's monogram stamped on his dog biscuit ~ a a ■ music door. CALOMEL SICKENS! ITS MERCURY! DANGER Dodson's Liver Tone" Straightens You Up Better Than Salivating, Dangerous Calomel and Doesn't Make You Sick—Don't Lose a Day's Work Wonderful Discovery Destroying Sale of Calomel Here. it You're bilious! Your liver is sluggish! You feel lazy, dizzy and all knocked out. Your head is dull, your tongue is coated ; breath bad ; stomach sour and bowels constipated. But don't take sali vating calomel. It makes you sick, you may lose a day's work. Calomel is mercury or quicksilver which causes necrosis of the bones. Calomel crashes into sour bile like dynamite, breaking it up. That's when you feel that awful nausea and cramping. If you want to enjoy the nicest, gentlest liver and bowel cleansing you ever experienced just take a spoonful of harmless Dodson's Liver Tone to night. Your druggist or dealer sells you a 50 cent bottle of Dodson's Liver Tone under my personal money-back guarantee that each spoon SCHEME PROVED A FAILURE Tight-Fisted Old Gentleman More Than Met His Match in Shrewd Physician. A tight-fisted old man, feeling very sick, asked a friend to recommend a physician. The friend named a cer tain specialist. "Is he very expensive?" asked the sick man. Well, not so very. He'll charge you four dollars for the first visit and two dollars for each one after that." The old fellow soon afterward walked Into the office of the physician named by his friend, and upon being admitted to the consulting room planked down two dollars, remarking: WaU, doctor, here I am again. The physician calmly picked up the money and put It In a drawer, which he locked securely. The sick man looked on expectantly, awaiting the next move. "Well, I'm ready to be examined," he said at length. "I don't think it's necessary." re plied the shrewd specialist. "There's no need to do it again. Keep right on taking the same medicine. Good day, sir. »• ï» »» »» HEAL YQUR SKIN TROUBLES With Cuticura, the Quick, Sure and Easy Way. Trial Free Bathe with Cuticura Soap, dry and apply the Ointment. They stop itch ing instantly, clear away pimples, blackheads, redness and roughness, re move dandruff and scalp irritation, heal red, rough and sore hand» as well as most baby skin troubles. Free sample each by mail with Book. Address postcard, Cuticura, Dept. L, Boston. Sold everywhere.—Adv. Salvini's Descendants. Salvini's Descendants. Salvini, the great Italian tragedian, made it a condition that none of his sons should act in Italy so long as he remained on the stage. So Gustavo was banished to the other countries of the continent and acted in Russia and Austria with some successes. Alex ander learned the English language and played in tills country until he died at an early age. Tomaso is now an actor In Italy and is said to have In herited to a greater degree than any of his brothers the talents of his father. Salvini was married twice; first to Clementine Cazzola, an eminent Italian actress, who died, leaving him three small children. Many years later he married an Englishwoman named Lot tie Sharp, by whom he had two chil dren. His grandchildren have attract ed attention in art and other circles In Italy. The Difference. "This poet speaks of the 'circumam bient air.' What kind of air is that?" "Oh, he means ordinary air, as dis tinguished from the air that is agi tated by electric fans, patent systems of ventilation and thunderous appeals for preparedness. - Nothing Left. You don't hear much lately about those terribly destructive tornadoes that used to be so prevalent through out the Middle West. "No, you don't. It must be that the politicians out there are using all the available supply of wind. Methodist Women Gave $278,000. The amount raised last year by the Woman's Missionary society of the Methodist Episcopal church, South, for the work in the foreign field was $278,792.29. The amount given during the week of prayer for the new work in Japan was $13,751.71. Speedy. . "Does that new watch of yours keep good time?" "You bet it does ! There isn't a clock in hewn that can keep up with it ! ■ • DONT GAMBLE that your heart's all right. Make sure. Take "Renovine"—a heart and nerve tonic. Price 50c and $1.00.—Adv. Usually the early bird catches the worm for the benefit of the little ones who are In bed. And It's as easy for a man to break a promise as it is for a woman to break a man. But ofle doesn't acquire a taste for music by listening to the piano next door. * Had Her Safe. At the amateur operatic perform ance of "The Mistletoe Bough"—in which, as you remember, the heroine hides in a cellar chest and is smoth ered to death—the lady who played this part was, vocally, a terrible fias co. Nevertheless, they struggled along until the scene where she climbed into the box—a real "prop erty" kindly loaned for the occasion by John Smith, president of the local safe-deposit company. The lid snapped down with a click that was only too realistic. A frightened stage manager rushed out to where the owner of the box sat and whispered: "Gimme the key! The lid of your blooming box has sprung locked!" Is that woman going to sing any more?" "Sure, she conies in as a ghost in the next act and sings two songs. "That settles it," muttered old John Smith. "She can just stay there." a ». *• Activities of Women. Thirty women are practicing dentis try in Missouri. Miss Mary Robertson is a United States deputy marshal in Topeka, Kan. Fifteen women will attend the Demo cratic national convention as dele gates. - For the first time in the history of the Republican conventions, women will be employed to assist in guard duty. Mrs. Robert Lansing, wife of the sec retary of state, is one of the "rookies in the woman's camp near Washing ton. Honk! Honk. The fatalities due to automobile ac cidents are distressing enough, but one encouraging fact in connection with them, as stated in a government report, is that during the last five years the number of fatal accidents has not increased nearly as fast as the number of cars. The cars have in creased 775 per cent, while fatalities have increased only 258 per cent. This seems to indicate more careful driv ing at present. To Drive Out Malaria And Build Up The System Take the Old Standard GROVE'S TASTELESS chill TONIC. You know what yo printed Quinine and Iron in a tasteless form. The Quinine drives out malaria, the Iron builds np the system. 50 cents. u are taking, as the formula is on every label, showing it is Strict Neutrality. Has the war caused you to econo mize to any extent? "It certainly has," replied the cau tious man. press my views rather freely, I have lately become quite parsimonious in that respect. - «1 'Whereas I used to ex • • SAVE A DOCTOR'S BILL by keeping Mississippi Diarrhoea Cor dial handy for all stomach complaints, Price 25c and 50c.—Adv. Nothing puffs a woman up more than to have a seventeenth cousin sud denly become near-famous. Every man has a sense of duty, but not every man has sense enough to uti lize it. Silence has every other kind of a bluff backed off the boards. the the was work It's a Picnic Getting Ready for a Picnic. If you choose Spanish Olives Pickles Sweet Relish Ham Loaf Veal Loaf Chicken Loaf Fruit Preserves Jellies Apple Butter , Pork and Beans Luncheon Meats ^ keep clock Ready to Serve Food Products $ and Insist on Libiy 's at your grocer'» the ones Libby, McNeill & Libby Chicago —* 1 . .S'. m for next \ 5Ä |y|É|ÉÊ .5 ful will clean your sluggish liver better than s dose of nasty calomel and that it won't make you sick. Dodson's Liver Tone is real liver medicine. You'll know it next morning because you will wake up feeling fine, your liver will be working, your headache and dizziness gone, your stomach will be sweet and your bowels regular. You will feel like working; you'll be cheerful; full of vigor and ambition. Dodson's Liver Tone is entirely vegetable, therefore harmless, and can not salivate. Give it to your children. Millions of people are using Dodson's Liver Tone instead of dangerous calomel now. Your druggist will tell you that the sale of calomel isfalmost stopped entirely here.— Adv. fias she "prop local too sat your any in John CAUGHT IN GARDNER'S NET Tramp Expected to "Land," but as It Turned Out He Was the One Landed." They are telling a story about Rep resentative Gardner and his fervent preparedness campaign. It seems that a begging tramp ap proached a group of congressmen, and one of them pointed out Mr. Gardner and said: Nothing doing here, Weary, but that gentleman there is very charitable, and if you tackle him you'll be apt to make a haul. T'auks, boss," said the tramp hus kily, aud he hurried to Mr. Gardner, while the others looked on with inter «i « « • > est. 'The tramp and the statesman were seen to talk earnestly together for some time. Then their hands met—a piece of money plainly passed between them—and the tramp stepped jauntily *• away. "Well, did you land him?' a con gressman asked the tramp. "No," the tramp answered cheer fully. "No; I gave him a quarter to ward his splendid national prepared ness campaign." Kan. dele of sec A Kidney Medicine That Makes Thirteen years ago we commenced sell ing Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root and during our entire experience we have not countered a single unpleasant dealing with our customers who have used it. It is a preparation that gives universal satisfac tion, and our customers are always pleased to speak in the highest terms regarding it. YV e have sufficient confidence in Swamp Root to recommend it and consider are doing our customer a favor. Very truly vours, BARNETT-SCHENK DRUG CO., Jan. 10 th, 1916. Roanoke, Va. Prove What Swamp-Root Will Do For Yob Send ten cents to Dr. Kilmer & Co., Binghamton, N. Y., for a sample size bot tle. It wifi convince anyone. You will also receive a booklet of valuable infor mation, telling about the kidneys and blad der. When writing, be sure and mention this paper. Regular fifty-cent and one dollar size bottle* for sale at all druf store«.—Adv. en ac but five as in w i Lamb on May. What he considered the servile lau dation of the month of May drove Charles Lamb to protest mind the utmost rigors of real win ter," he wrote to Bernard Barton, "but these smiling hypocrisies of May with er me to death. What lies you poets tell about May! It is the most un genial part of the year." — London Chronicle. is is T do not in Good Cause. "What a leaden color your hus* band has, Mrs. Jones. "Yes'm ; he's don' got de plumbago, ma'am." ex « THIS IS THE AGE OF YOUTH. You will look ten years younger if yoo darken yonr ugly, grizzly, gray hairs by using "La Creole" Hair Dressing.—Adv. The Bible is a good book to read. If you doubt it, brush the cobwebs off your copy and look into it. Selfish people are not selfish enough to keep their troubles to themselves. a It's easier to grasp some opportuni ties than It is to let go of them.