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MANY MINOR LEAGUE STARS SHOW CLASS
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Most any one admits today that he was not. There have, of course, been others in O'Toole's class, but scarcely so many on the whole as to Warrant the idea that every costly busher is sure to flunk. On the contrary, there are many who have been worth every cent of the thousands they have cost, and there have also been others you may have heard of—Speaker and Cobb, f'rinstance, and Matty and Walter Johnson—who were had for a few hun dred dollars. , ROGER PECKINPAUGH AN IDOL Almost Impossible to Hit Ball Through Territory of Yankee Shortstop—' Fans Praise Him. When exploiting the crack short stops of the game don't overlook that Cleveland boy, Roger Peckinpaugh, who has been playing a most brilliant game for the Yankees. It is almost « 1 Y $ ■ è / i s 7 Y Y ; : y ■ Ü Y Y . >;Y m , m É f X*;.; I % * >1 VY I :»■ m & b: ; mi m Roger Peckinpaugh. Impossible to hit a ball through Peck's territory, while he takes them over second just as easily as a catcher cap tures a foul fly. As for his throwing, no infielder in the business can whip . them over to first better than he can. Just at present he is one of the popu lar idols of the metropolis and every bit of the praise bestowed upon him Is deserved. EDWARD LASKER WINS TITLE Winner of Recent Weslern* States Chess Association Meet, Gains Vic tory by Half a Point ^ Edward Lasker, winner of the recent Western States Chess association meet, holds a number of titles, all of which he won by the narrow margin of half a point. He holds the championship of New York, the championship of Chi cago, and during his stay in England won the championship of London. Harvard's Ticket System. Harvard has a unique system of dis * tributlng footbal tickets for the final games ou its schedule. Application blanks of several colors are maded members of the alumni and seats given first to these applicants. The color of each college Harvard plays will be Incorporated in the application book. » Softest Job in Baseball. Ban Johnson is said to have the softest job in baseball, but he hasn't a thing on the umpires who patrol the foul Unes In a world series. - It is reasonable to suggest that good fortune has had lots to do in these affairs. If it were possible for a manager to make sure of a player's class in making a deal there would be fewer deals, feut though more than once the big price has been a mis take there are plenty of cases wheij it was not. Charley Comiskey, the White Sox owner, has been stung* more than once, but then again he has picked up talent that was worth all it cost Ray Schalk is said to have brought something close to $20,000, and the Sox will never regret a cent of it. Hap Felsch is another high-priced beauty who cost Just about as much as Schalk, and Comiskey is more than pleased with the deal. Chief Meyers and Hal Chase were considered high-priced youngsters when they first came up to the majors and they both performed with all the class their bush-league work had promised. Both the chief and Hal were considered most costly in a day when the prices for players were more moderate. Fritz Maisel cost the Yanks $12,000 and the release of Dan iels and Midkiff when he Joined them from Baltimore. SPORTING WORLD San Francisco schoolboys again play the English Rugby code this season. • • • Jess Willard is fat and has all the money he wants. Blessed are the meek. • • • Mack Wheat, the young catcher, brother of Zach, has joined the Brook lyn team again. • • * The sale of Sammy Mayer by At lanta to the Chicago Cubs has been called off by the Cubs. . » * * It is estimated that 5,000,000 sports men seek relaxation in hnnting each year In this country. * • • Australia's expert swimmers are de veloped in pools because the severe surf practically prohibits outdoor com petition. • * * Miles Cantwell, a member of the Georgetown university team last spring, has signed with the New York Americans. • * • The Interstate Three-Cushion Bil liard league will, it is expected, con sist of 15 billiard rooms in 13 promi nent cities this winter. • * • Some ball players consider it un lucky to be presented with a loving cup. Others say it is more unlucky to be presented with a can. • » * "Red" Carroll, the Tufts backstop, who was signed by the Athletics and returned home because of his health, has decided to enter business. * • • Woman swimmers of Australia num bering 300 or more are affiliated with the New South Wales association, which is the controlling organization. • * * In every game he has played as a Giant first baseman Holke has come through with something that stamped him as a most promising player—a real "find. • • « The Braves have experienced all kinds of hard-luck weather this year. HoUday games, Saturday games, and Important double-headers have been blotted out by rain. • * • James Ten Eyck, coach of the Du luth boat crews since 1911, announces his permanent retirement as a coach, giving pressure of Eastern business Interests as the reason. • * * J. Howard Berry, the great aU round athlete of the University of Pennsylvania, has two more years in college and then Intends to join the government aviation ranks. Harvard's athletic association is con sidering a plan to equip the stadium with powerful electric lights so as to permit of night practice and for use in late contests during the fall. a of be : • f. LES DARCY HESITATES Australian Unwilling to Fight in United States. Hinted That Middleweight Would Come if Guaranteed Lump Sum for Series of Bouts—Would Have to Meet Gibbons. They still are trying to tempt Les Darcy, the Australian middleweight sensation, to come to America. Despite all the talk of the Australian crack being forced into the army he is said to have hinted that he might make the trip provided that he was guaranteed û lump sum for a series of bouts and the money was placed in the bank before he sailed. There is a growing suspicion that Darcy has no great Inclination to come here, but could be induced (o take the chance if guaranteed a fortune, win or lose. Other Australian bçxers of lesser note have no trouble in leav ing the country und It seems strange that an exception should be made in his case. / It may be that the real reason for Darcy's j hesitation is that if he came here he would have to meet Mike Gibbons and Jack Dillon, two men who would be far more dangerous than any j he has encountered so far in his re markable career. Considering his youth and inexperience Darcy has done wonders, but it is a fact that the ! men he has defeated were more or less i back numbers. j His knockout of Eddie McGoorty was the Australian's most noteworthy feat. It is well known that McGoorty bad passed his prime several years ago. Jeff Smith, another of his victims, y - mm ;• - Mi Les Darcy. was on his last legs, and Jimmy Clab by was in the same condition. Darcy won on a foul from Smith and merely outpointed Clabby in 20 rounds with out coming anyway near scoring a knockout Dillon and Gibbons are away ahead of that bunch and no doubt Darcy would rather wait and meet them in his own country where the conditions would be more to his liking. In a year or so from now, both Gibbons and Dil lon will be less formidable than they are at present, and the longer Darcy delays facing them, the easier it will be for him, provided he continues to improve. PLAYING FOOTBALL IN SIAM Native Game Played With Ball About Four Inches In Diameter, Hol low and Strong. Lovers of outdoor sports would find one thing to interest them in Siam. It is the native game of football. This is played with a ball about four inches in diameter, hollow and strong. The number of contestants varies, but fclay is sharpest when there are enough to form a circle about ten feet in diameter. Beyond that, the larger the circle, the slower the play. The game consists in keeping the ball tossing in the air without break ing the circle. If a man misses his op portunity he drops out, and when but four or six remain the work is sharp and very pretty. \ The ball is struck most frequently with the knee, but also with the foot, from before, behind and at the side of the player. A player has been known to let a ball drop directly be hind bis back, and then» without turn ing, return it clear over his head and straight into the middle of the circle, all with one well-aimed backward kick of his heel. a CHANGES IN FOOTBALL CODE Referee Hae Power to Award Touch down In Case Foul Is Committed Preventing a Score. Changes of importance in the college football code in effect this season are : The referee has power to award a touchdown to the offending side in case a foul is committed which pre vents a score. If a team comes on the field late the other team can choose the goal, tf the kickoff goes into the crowd or stand it is a touch back. If a blocked kick goes into the stand it is a safety. Players do not have to wear numbers for the pleasure or Instruction of the public. VICTORIOUS CREW GOES EAST Winner of Annual Race on Pacific Coast Will Be Sent to Pough keepsie Every Year. Plans are on foot to send the win ning crew of the annual eight-oared shell racés between the University of California, Leland Stanford and the University of Washington to the Poughkeepsie regatta each year, each of the colleges contributing, and in that way keep .the rowing prowess of the far West in front of the Eastern aquatic experts. ~ r OF BEEF CATTLE Type of Barn Best Adapted for Their Aoommodation is the . One Illustrated. DESIGNED TQ SAVE LABOR Perusal of Plans Will Convince Stock Raiser That This Is a Structure Which Will Meet All Hie Requirements in the Matter. By WILLIAM A. RADFORD. Mr. William A. Radford will answer questions and givé advice FREE OF COST on all subjects pertaining to the subject of building work on the farm, for the readers of this paper. On account of his wide experience as Editor, Author and Manufacturer, he is, without doubt, the ghest authority on all these subjects. Address all Inquiries to William A. Rad ford, No. 1827 Prairie avenue, Chicago, 111., and only inclose two-cent stamp for reply. A separate barn fitted to feed and house stock with a minimum require ment of labor involved in the process is a valuable addition to any farm on which a moderate or large-sized herd of cattle is maintained. The need of such a building is felt especially dur ing the winter months. Protection from the cold winds of winter necessi tates the construction of a structure which may be closed tightly, but which hi - j *5 m ■ : n 5 I ; ■■ A Ü m ;X : Xv I mm mm !|;j Bi A mm » ■ IB Hi m im mu ii <>1 » ■m A» ■-Jmi ■ ■ & P* I ' Ï .A mm - m S. . - ■ ■> m ■ ■Km y.-yM'T m. mm-. A Labor-Saving Cattle Barn. A Labor-Saving Is still ventilated properly and^ thor oughly while it is used in this way. At the same time this building must be suitable for use in the warmer months and should, therefore, be fitted with large doors which will make it more or less open during this season of the year. During all seasons it is .necessary for such a barn to be furnished with an abundance of sunlight. It is gen erally admitted that sunlight is neces sary in order that the stock may be kept in good heatth. In addition, the barn must be kept dean, and it is wise to furnish carefully planned means of keeping it in good condition without causing the waste of a great deal • of time. Beef cattle are most economically housed in a structure which will allow them to move freely about in a space built around a rec tangular arrangement of feed racks In the center. The number of animals which the barn will house is deter mined by the number which can be accommodated at the feed rack with out crowding, and the size of the space around the rack shouid be made such that the cattle may move about and adjust themselves in comfort The barn should be provided with a f the barn. The barn should be provided with Ventilators which are It are the op but be and f Ju* I Lowe .Stock ^ J— ' JIT An _ . - - — rerr hllut Loo* Jrooc May Stosacc ✓ l mum loos Stock j Floor Plan. Floor sufficient storage capacity to hold enough feed for the number of cattle to be housed lif the structure, and from the standpoint of convenience it must be fitted in such a way that this feed may be easily given to the cattle. The elimination of manual labor is of the largest items which has entered into the recent developmenhof farm-building architecture. It neces sitates the arrangement of all farm buildings in such a manner that ad vantage may be taken of the modern labor-saving devices which farmers have found so valuable. Farm build ings are no longer thrown together with the sole purpose of making them large enough and strong enough. Several large firms are now keeping extensive departments In which the entire time of their trained men is de voted to careful planning of farm The result is a constant : a one structures, improvement In sanitary conditions and methods of maintaining order on the farm. In the accompanying perspective and plan is shown a boef-cattle barn, &2 feet in width by 80 feet in length, which is well arrange! and designed to meet all the latest Improvements In this type of structure. Space for loose stock is provided for < ■ * both sides and one end of the barn. Feeding is es pecially well cared for. Storage for roughage reaches from the concrete floor to the peak in the center of the bam and spreads over the floor of the wings above the cattle oh both sides and at the far end, f By noting the size of thé various parts of the barn it will be observed that the combination of the center portion with these wings afford considerable mow room, which will hold a great deal of alfalfa hay or other feeding and bed ding roughage for winter use. The center part of the barn above the concrete foundation is built of up right posts, which reach to the plates and are braced in a strong and durable manner. This construction permits easy moving of hay by rolling it down from the high center. Outside of the center area the barn is floored to make the stable warm and to extend the storage space clear to the low roof at the sides. All hay and roughage is taken in by a horse fork through the large hay door or is blown in by the stacker at threshing time. The hay door slides vertically and is balanced by weights, this being the most satis factory method of construction when this type of roof Is used, y In addition to the outside concrete foundation wall, which is carried up about a foot and one-half above grade, the whole stable is floored with con crete and fitted with feed racks. Theye is a feed alley between the feed racks and the sides of the center bay. This feed alley is fitted with an over head hay and silage carrier track which goes all the way around the deep bay, making it easy to scatter silage into the manger under the feed racks. The mangers are quite low, so the cattle reach down for the feed. This permits placing the hayracks low enough so the cattle can reach their feed easily. ^ There are five stable floors which are wide enough to permit a manure spreader to be driven through, so the manure may be removed with the least possible amount of hand labor. The space outside of the hay bay is 20 feet in width on three sides; part of this is taken up with the feed alley and the feed racks, but there is still a very generous space allowed in which the'cattle may move about. There are no dark corners In this part of the barn. Thq doors are so distributed that the cattle may be driven into the barn from three sides. The arraiigements for stock feeding are very satisfactory to stockmen who have tried this plan. It furnishes a correct solution of the problem dur ing any kind of weather. .A further important point which should be considered in the construc tion of a barn of this type is ventila tion. A large number of cattle housed together in a building require a large quantity of air, which must be kept in constant motion, the fresh air be ing, drawn in near the bottom of the structure and the foul air being dis charged at the top. Air should not be allowed to recirculate 4 through the stable, since on Its first passage it is robbed of much of the oxygen which it possessed upon Its first entrance into the barn. Ventilators which are Plan. placed on the highest points of the roof are very necessary. The cattle barn shown here has two good venti lators on the roof, which pull a draft no matter which way the wind blows. Snails as Cleaners, Everyone who keeps an aquarium knows that it Is advisable to place a few snails in the tank, not only because snails are interesting in themselves, but because they are good cleaners, says the Popular Science Monthly for August. If the keeper of the aquarium knows that too much sunlight will pro duce too much plant growth, and has placed the vessel in a partly shaded place where the proportion of light and shade is about right, the snails, tf they are numerous enough, can then control the growth. Nature has-provided them with a peculiar anatomical structure resembling a narrow ribbon, which in detail is like the band of teeth on a carpenter's rasp, scope these so-called "Ungual ribbons" or tonguec are seen to be thickly set with rows of sharp-edged teeth which are themselves toothed and which rasp off microscopic plants and carry them into the mouth. Under the micro Playing Safe. A woman says she loves to play solitaire because she can cheat with out getting caught at 1L—New York Telegraph. • ' I Guarantee "Dodson's Liver Tone" Will Give You the Best Liver and Bowel Cleansing You Ever Had—Doesn't Make You Sick! Stop using calomel! It makes you sick. Don't lose a day's work. If you feel lazy, sluggish, bilious or consti pated, listen to me! Calomel is mercury or quicksilver which causes necrosis of the bones. Calomel, when it comes into contact with sour bile, crashes into it, breaking it up. This is when you feel that aw ful nausea and cramping. If you feel all knocked out," if your liver is tor pid and bowels 'constipated or you have headache, dizziness, coated tongut, if breath is bad or stomach sour just try a spoonful of harmless Dodson's Liver Tone. Here's my guarantee—Go to any drug store or dealer and get a 50-cent bottle of Dodson's Liver Tone. Take a << W. L. DOUGLAS «I THE 8HOE THAT HOLDS ITS SHAPE $3.00 $3.60 $4.00 $4.60 & $5.00 «îSÎ,85Ïn Save Money by Wearing W. L. Douglas shoes. For sale by overÔOOO shoe dealers. The Best Known Shoes in the World. W . L. Douglas name and the retail price is stamped on the bot tom of all shoes at the factory. The value is guaranteed and die wearer protected against high prices for inferior shoes. The retail prices ate the same everywhere. They cost no more in San Frandsco than they do ta New York. They are always worth the price paid for diem. '"phe quality of W. L. Douglas product is guaranteed by more A than 40 years experience in making fine shoes. The smart styl« an the feede r s in the Fashion Centres of America. They are nude in a well-equipped factory at Brockton, Mass., by the highest paid, s killed s hoem a ker s, under the direction and supervision of experienced men, all working with determination to nuke the best shoes for the price that money can buy. Ask yew Dim dealer for W. 1» Douglas shoes. If he not supply yen with the kind you want, take no other ft make, write for Interesting booklet explaining how to Ka ret shoes of the highest standard of quality for the prie», | by return mall, postage free. •• an ■ 4* sua» m um RB Boys' Shoes Bast In ths World $ 3.00 $ 2.60 & $ 2.00 LOOK FOR W. L. Douglas name and the retail price stamped on the bottom. President WL Don|ls« 8b— Co.^ Broa)rton f Mass. Puts a ... Stop to all Distemper $ X o ro. CURES THE SICK And prevents others having the disease .no matter how exposed. 60 cents and $1 n kattle, $6 and $10 n dose» kettles. All good druggists and turf gqods houses. SPOHN MEDICAL CO., Chemists and Bacteriologists, Goahea, lad., U. S. A zi ' By-Product Coke Oven. The iron industry of this country has been adopting the by-product cok ing process at a marvelous rate. There are practically no by-product coke plants in the United States, which do not recover ammonia, tar and light oil (crude benzol). In the vast majority of the plants also surplus gas is recovered and util ized either at the plant itself or by distribution to outside consumers. There are possibly two or three very small by-product coke plants at which tar and ammonia are not recovered for disposal to the outside markets, but these would certainly represent con siderably less than 1 per cent of the total by-product coking capacity of the country that is not now equipped with benzol-recovery plants, and t^je by-prdouct coking plants now under construction have either contracted for benzol-recovery equipment or indicated a strong probability that such provi sion will be made.—Metallurgical and Chemical Engineering. a Important to Mothoro Examine carefully every bottle of CASTORIA, a safe and sore remedy for infanta and children, and see that it Signature of In Use for Over 30 Years. Children Cry for Fletcher's Castoria Avoiding a Suggestion. , Dq you think your townspeople will gtve you any banquets?" ' Not if I can head 'em off," Yeplied Senator Sorghum, get with a crowd and sit right down In front of a reminder of the high cost of living problem. I don't want to 14 What Woman Could? It is said that Napoleon used to wipe his pens on his white trousers." No wonder Josephine couldn't live happily with a man with habits like that. Louisville Courier-Journal. •• THIS IS THE AGE OF YOUTH. * You will look ten years younger if you darken your ugly, grizzly, gray hairs by La Creole" Hair Dressing.—-Adv, H There are more than 2^500 Red Cross dogs in the war fields doing a marvel ous work for the wounded. a sue», Gr»nul»t«4 SycUfe. Sore ul I»S toy tb« ot ROMAN S is healed promptly M BALS AM—Adf. Canada's 1915 crops were valued at $800,000,000. Switzerland imposes a tariff on auto imports. _ imports. _ . DRUGGISTS HIGHLY RECOMMEND DR. KILMER'S SWAMP-ROOT Satisfied With Results I have been selling Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root for six and one-half years and my customers are always satisfied with the results obtained from the use of the medicine and speak favorably re garding it. I have used it for "pain in the back" and a bottle or two put me in good shape and made me feel fine again. I believe Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root will cure any cases for which it is reoomraend ed if they are not of too long standing. Very truly yours, FRANK JENKINS, Druggist. Pilgrim, Texas. Prove What Swamp-Root November 11th, 1915. Send ten cent* to Dr. Kilmer A Co., It will convince anyone. You will ala» telling about the kidneys and bladder. When Regular fifty-ceat and one-doilar size bottles spoonful and if It doesn't straighten you right up and make you feel fine and vigorous I want you to go back to the store and get your money. Dod son's/ Liver Tone is destroying the ' sale of calomel because it is real liver medicine; entirely vegetable, therefore it cannot salivate or make you sick. I guarantee that one spoonful of Dodson's Liver Tone will put your sluggish liver to work and clean your bowels of that sour bile and consti pated waste which is clogging your system and making you feel miserable. I guarantee that a bottle of Dodson's Liver Tone will keep' your entire fam ily feeling fine for months. Give it to your children. It is harmless; doesn't gripe and they like its pleasant taste. —Adv. Leonardo da Vinci Statue. The museum of fine arts at Buda pest, Hungary, has acquired what is declared to bo a treasure in an almost unknown bronze statue of Leonardo da Vinci, executed by himself. The Hungarian sculptor Stephen Fefenczy bought the bronze in Italy early in the nineteenth century with out knowing* that Da Vinci was its creator. It was not until after Ferenczy's death that the authorship was estab lished. Paradoxical Dining. "I expect a square meal today." "Well, dear. I'm giving you one. "That's like a woman's logic. 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