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I BILLY EVANS SOLVES BASEBALL PROBLEMS | « $ Written Especially for This Paper by the Famous American League Umpire. From far-off Havana wafted a play last winter that caused much J -ti gossip. It happened in one of the very Important games of the Cuban $ • league, and for a time had all Havana agog, as the • leadership of the race temporarily depended on the • ruling of the umpire. The two great rivals in Havana were the con testing clubs, the Havana Reds and the Almendares. 3. In the last half of the ninth, the Reds led by a • single run. After two were out, one of the Almen- • dares hit for three bases. The next batter worked j the pitcher until the count stood three balls and sj two strikes. The runner on third, in an effort to • , would take a commanding lead • each time, threatening to steal home. The ruse ^ finally had its effect, for with three and two on the & batter, the pitcher uncorked a wild pitch for what was the fourth ball. The runner from third • scampered home in much glee, believing that he had tied up the game. • The batter who had received four balls went all the way to second, J Ü as the wild pitch went clear to the grand stand. As is always the • case, the failure of the player to observe a very necessary detail • • caused all the trouble. In going from the plate to second bnse, the batter who had re- • ^ ceived a base on balls very carelessly failed to touch first base. The • first baseman noticed the error and called for the ball. The umpire • very properly declared the runner out. Then came the burning ques- * tion ns to whether or not the run scored. The team at bat declared • that it did, the team in the field contended that it did not, basing their , .J claim on the rule that no run shall be scored on a force third out, and D- Insisting that this play came under such a ruling, since the ball actually # • beat the runner to first, he having failed to touch the bag. Answer to Problem. The play caused so much argument in Cuba that it was put up to • • both major league presidents as well as a number of umpires for a . » decision. The two major leagues ruled that the run should count. & ij. It was pointed out that it was impossible to make a force third out of * • the play at first base, because the base on ball legally entitles the bat- • ter to that base, and it was impossible to force him out at a base that • J the rules gave him. One president put, it that the runner scored on J J3- the wild pitch. Common sense would cause the umpire to allow this run. Since * • the batter was able to go to second without being retired, naturally • • there was never a chance to get the man coming home from third. • & Common sense also tells one that it Is impossible to put a man out on a J J3- force play when he is legally entitled to that base. (Copyright by the Wheeler Syndicate, Inc.) * « * » * •Ct * « a rattle the pitcher & * * a * v £ * * » te « f s * «3 * «• * * Ö r> SEVERAL ATHLETIC QUERIES ANSWERED How can an opponent be kept from biting you?" Knock out his teeth. What is the proper thing to wear on one's head while play ing football?" Hair, old top, hair. 4 • » . When should a referee for feit a game?" When he is safe ly home. Can a cripple play football?" Yes, If he uses an ax. When should kicking be re When the officials ■ a sorted to? • » are not watching. Why do football players wear cleated shoes? make a better Impression on op ponents. t. They COURTNEY AGAIN IN CHARGE Veteran Coach of Cornell Crew Has Recovered From Injury—John Hoyle, Assistant, Resigns. Cornell crews next year will be greatly strengthened by the return to active duties of Charles Courtney, the man who for years has led them to vic tory at Poughkeepsie. The much talked-about retirement of Courtney 1 M Wk \ c_ m :■ •Î « r 1 I 5*. % : : : x Coach Charles Courtney. has been given a K. O. this fall. Court ney has attended to the repairing of all the shells in the boathouse and the seating of all varsity crews. John Hoyle, who for years has as sisted Courtney and who took charge of the crews at Poughkeepsie, re signed, giving place to last year's coach and captain, John Colly er. in NO HARVARD SWIMMING POOL to On Account of Increased Cost of Con struction, Proposition Has Been Dropped for Present. Plans for the construction of a new swimming pool at Harvard this fall 'miscarried. The new pool was to have cost $15,000 under the original plans and $10,000 had been raised for the purpose. But costs of construction have so increased that recent esti mates raised the probable cost to $25, 000, and instead of attempting fur ther solicitation of funds the proposi tion for the pool has been dropped for the present TROTTERS RACED IN MOSCOW Events Never Postponed Unless Tem perature Drops Below Zero— Timing Is by Electricity. In Moscow trotters race over a sand covered track, and they never post pone races unless the thermometer drops down below one degree lower than zero. Sometimes there are 22 run off during the day, beginning at two o'clock and continuing until nine. The timing is by electricity and all finishes are photographed by two cam eras, which are released by a cord. races m /(OTES °/\ 5PORTDOM Cincinnati had a baseball club in 1868. * * * Chess player to play game blindfold fold. Well, what's the odds? * * * Oliphant is to spend five years at West Point. This must be joyful news to the Navy. * * * There's a guy in Minneapolis who claims the light heavyweight wrestling championship. * * * Jacobs of Pittsburgh with a batting average of .075 is the Athletics of the National league. * * * Harvard spends $153,000 a year for organized athletics, Yale $132,000 and Princeton $83,000. to * * * Santa Claus is like a "gentleman pu gilist"—one hears a lot about him, but nobody ever saw him. * * * Tufts wants to play Pittsburgh. Funny how some of these fellows nev er know when to stop. * * Seven high schools in Greater New York are to have teams in the chess league among schoolboys. * * * Mike Gibbons is getting into Benny KauiFs class. He admits he's the greatest fighter in the world. * * * ♦ Georges Carpentier wants to fight Les Darcy after the war. Not at that age, Georges. It isn't done. * * • The National Women's Life Saving league of New York will stage indoor contests during the winter months. * * * Somebody's always trying to give Tiu Juana a black eye. They want Levinsky and Willard to fight there now. * * * If there's got to be a railroad strike, let it come while some of these light weight champions are preparing for tour. a * * * Danny Shay, former big leaguer and manager of the Kansas City club, is tb be the new pilot of the Milwaukee Brewers. * * * The stork recently paid a third visit to the home of those distinguished ten nis players, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Bundy. * * * To say that a ball player's head is solid ivory is gross flattery, consider ing the high price at which ivory sells in the market. * * * Ted Sullivan has been selected to go to South America to make arangements for the coming of the New York Giants and Cubs in 1917. * * * It is rumored that Cliff Blankenship, deposed manager of the Salt Lake baseball club, has purchased enough 3tock in the club to regain control. * * * One hears a lot about the forward pass in football, but when a fellow tries to get a pass to a big game he is likely to find it very timid and retiring. * • * They have adopted a "no talking rule in bowling. They have the rule in golf, and when there isn't any thing else to talk about they talk about the rule. same • • • If all the ball clubs that win pen nants in the winter ordered the material for the same, the bunting manufacturers would have to work overtime. raw * • * re Jack Read, the former Australian lightweight who spent a year here boxing about the country, has just turned from Sydney and is located at Seattle. dÊM . V TO FIGHT LES DARCY fl | Mike Gibbons Would Be Man to Face Australian Crack. « $ J $ • • 3. • • j sj • • ^ & • • J • • * • , # • . & * • • J * • • J Recent Victory of St. Paul Fighter Stamps Him as Best of Middle weights and Light-Heavy weights in United States. » * The recent victory of Mike Gibbons over Jack Dillon in St. Paul proves that Mike is the best of the Ameri can mlddleweights and light-heavy weights without a doubt. Dillon is no easy prey for any fighter in the business, big or small, but Gibbons gave Hoosier Jack a boxing lesson. In only one of the ten chapters was Dillon able to gain the lead and that was in the tenth session, after Mike had slowed down a trifle after setting a whirlwind pace for nearly a half hour. Dillon's strong finish will be used to his favor in the arguments as to what would happen in a longer fight. Mike went in to win and win he did. He showered Jack's face with that * * » ■ * Ü I Wm «3 * «• * r> m Ü nil Les Darcy. tautalizing left of his and he kepi shooting across a right hook and up percut, and only for the fact that Dil lon kept his chin well covered some thing sensational might have hap pened. Gibbons' victory proves the St. Paul boxer is America's best bet in thi hope of competition with any foreign fighter and according to the declara tions of Gibbons and his manager, he will fight Les Darcy as soon as the Australian can get over to America. in at m ■ - ■■x ix ■ . v; x4 & Mike Gibbons. There is also a plan on foot to get Mike to go to Australia and box the sensational Darcy there, but so far the proper inducements have not been of fered and Mike is waiting for some thing to happen. If the right kind of offer is made, insuring Mike of a good ly sum, and that he will have no trou ble getting away after the fight, he will go to Australia and fight Darcy. NEW BUILDINGS AT CORNELL Besides Big Grand Stand, It Is Pro posed to Erect Administration Hall for Athletic«. The alumni field trustees of Cor nell university, in order to have suit able baseball accommodations on Alumni field, Ithaca, for the semi centennial in 1918, will endeavor to raise a fund of $150,000 by next June. Besides a big grand stand, it Is pro posed to erect an administration hall, where offices for all the college ath letic interests will center. In the new structure it is intended to have quar ters for training and for entertaininr visiting athletes, as well as facilitie for winter training for members of t!> crew and quarters for the coaches ir caretakers of the various teams in field sports. A Covered running board track is also contemplated 15 feet in width with ten laps to the mile. LIKE SEELEY AND NELLIGAN Two Coaches Have Held Their Places ' For Lengthy Periods—Former Presented With Watch. Charles F. Seeley at- Williams col lege, and Richard Nelligan at Am herst, two well-known New England institutions, have held their places as coaches probably longer than any other two coaches in the eastern states. When Seeley recently entered on his twenty-third year of service, the students and faculty at Williams presented to him a gold stop watch suitably inscribed. During his regime Williams three times won the New England intercollegiate track field championsliip. Frank Erne in Business. Frank Erne, former lightweight- box ing champion, is running a boxing club at Lancaster, Pa. It is the home town of Leo Houck and the sport i popular there. •mi 1 SATISFACTION IN A PROFITABLE DAIRY to (From the United States Department of Agriculture.) Most people are interested in getting as much enjoyment out of their work as possible, yet comparatively few can devote all their time to pleasure-seek ing without thought of financial re turn. Some wealthy men have con structed beautiful buildings and placed fine cattle on their country places sim ply for pleasure and with little hope of ultimate profit. As a companion picture, the dairy experts of the de partment have called attention recent ly to the genuine satisfaction that is felt by the truly successful dairyman whose well-bred, well-fed cows are sheltered by a well-built modern dairy barn of moderate price, and whose business pays a fair profit on every in vested dollar. is to Dairying More Popular. As population increases, land ad vances in price, and dairying becomes more popular because the increased demand for milk, cream, cheese, butter, and ice cream enables the well-man aged dairy farm to pay a profit, even on high-priced land. As in any other "c • • I V • « m MM l < . -A. v M S < m m Si § M $ H® §n :■ * ■» xÿ sm & Ï l p ■■ 4 : M X m ■ ^T-n. ;••• .0 Mm tr ' V: m v ■ INTERIOR OF WELL-EQUIPPED DAIRY. INTERIOR OF productive enterprise, successful dairy ing depends upon two great principles —economical production, and the suc cessful marketing of the products. Economical production of dairy prod ucts depends primarily upon the cow snd upon intelligent feeding, care and iiianagemenL The unprofitable cow Is a burden to the owner. One good cow often brings in more net profit that a dozen poor ones. The herd bull should up Dil thi he the is® i 1 :.V ■y.i ÉÉiÉIf m m Attractive Young Heifer. be from a well-bred sire and a high production dam, and only well-bred heifer calves should be raised on the BENEFITS OF FALL PLOWING San Antonio Experiment Station Gives Some Timely Suggestions to Overcome Root-Rot. Some timely suggestions may be found in recent reports from the ex periment farm at San Antonio, Tex., with reference to the cropping system to overcome root-rot on cotton. The brief report says: "It has been found in the rotation experiments that root-rot is less seri ous in cotton grown in rotation with other crops, such as corn or oats, than when the same land is used continu ously for cotton production. In fact, there has been little or no root-rot damage on any plants where cotton has been grown on fall-plowed ground. The rotations included corn, sorghum, or oats. Other observations seem to indicate that root-rot in cotton is ap parently more troublesome in spring plowed land than on fall-plowed land, even when cotton is grown in rotation with corn. If further investigation proves the observations that fall plowing re duces the injury caused by root-rot, then we will have another and a very important reason for fall plowing where cotton land is infested with root rot. Enough has already been demon strated, however, to show the advan tages of fall plowing. NEGLECT OF THE PERSIMMON Mistaken Idea to Think That Fruit I« Not Edible Until Touched by Frost—Much Is Lost One reason for the neglect of the persimmons as a fruit is the mistaken idea that it is unfit to eat until touched by frost As a matter of fact much of the best fruit is lost each year, be cause it ripens and falls to the ground where, not being touched by frost, it is left to rot Such persimmons as are not edible before frost comes are a late variety, and the reason that they pucker the mouth is because they have not yet ripened. In general, the best fruits are those that ripen juct before the leaves faU. HOG IS A MORTGAGE LIFTER No Farm Animal Turns So Many Kinds of Feed Into Money in as Short a Time as He Does. If No animal turns so many different kinds of feed into money in as short a time as does the hog. He is the mortgage lifter and his right to that title cannot be disputed. A large share of the land in the middle states was paid for with 25 Tent corn and 4%-cent hogs. of re de is in modern dairy farm. If a bull of first class breeding and good individuality costs too much, a number of neighbors may club together and buy a bull of better quality than any one of them alone could afford. In many localities bull associations have been formed to meet just such conditions. Dairying can never become highly profitable un til the scrub bull is forever banished from our dairy farms. This includes the registered scrub. Pleasure or Profit. If dairying Is to provide either pleas ure or profit, the unprofitable cow must be disposed of. The well-bred, high producer that takes her place must be properly and economically fed and cared for. Cow-testing associations have demonstrated that the feed of the dairy herd can sometimes be se lected, balanced and distributed among the individual cows in such a way as to decrease feed costs one-third and at the same time increase milk produc tion. No one should expect to derive either pleasure or profit from a scrub herd WELL-EQUIPPED DAIRY. kept in a poorly lighted, unclean and fly-infested • stable, or from a herd which obtains Its chief sustenance from a nearby stack of wheat straw. Fortunately such conditions are rapid ly disappearing and in some localities have entirely disappeared. Dairyman's Problem. Economy of production, however, Is only half of the dairyman's problem. The truly efficient manager of a dairy farm must furnish a first-class product, then he must go a step further and get a price that corresponds to the quality of the article produced. High testing milk should bring a higher price than low-testing milk, and It is not good policy to sell the former at a flat rate per hundred pounds, regard less of quality. High-grade dairy prod ucts should always command a price in accordance with their quality. If a dairyman's business is well con ducted It becomes highly interesting and fairly profitable. The successful dairyman drives his business, the busi ness does not drive him ; he does not merely keep cows, but makes the cows keep him. Such a dairyman may be expected to manage his farm so that he and his family can get pleasure and profit therefrom. FARM SOILS OF MISSISSIPPI Bulletin Recently issued by Experi ment Station Gives Farmer Val uable information. Is my farm alfalfa land? What kind of soil is this? What's in it? These are the questions that ■■■■■■I every land owner finds forcing themselves on him in these days when farming is done more or less by chemical formu las. These questions and many others are satisfactorily answered in "The Soils of Mississippi," a bulletin recent ly published by Dr. W. N. Logan of the geology department of the Mis sisippl A. and M. college. This bulletin not only tells how soils are formed by time and the effects of water, freezing, dead plants and ani mals and other agencies, but shows your county in a well prepared map of the soil areas of the state and tells what the contents of the soil are and what crops are adapted to that tion. sec CAMPHOR TREES IN FLORIDA Matter Being Studied by Department of Agriculture—Possible to Pro duce Crop Yearly. The growing of camphor trees in Florida is being studied by the de partment of agriculture. The special ists have discovered that instead of being able to take camphor from trees only once in 50 years, as has been the rule, it is possible to produce camphor each year by pruning the leaves from the trees and distilling them. SMALLER YIELDS OF COTTON Big Crop Invariably Results in Low Prices for Staple—Plant to Sup ply Actual Demand. Don't forget the lesson of large acre age and big yields of cotton. A big cotton crop has invariably resulted in low prices and heavy losses to pro ducers. It is well to plant to supply actual demand and then meet the demand by marketing the baled cotton slowly. DEHORNED COWS ARE SAFEST Animal« Thus Treated Cannot Lift Latch of Their Stanch'ons and Gain Their Freedom. Cows sometimes get so smart that they can lift the latch of their stanch ions with one horn. Pretty good ar gument for a sawing match. Dehorned cows can't do that trick. If you do not resort to that measure, fasten the latch down tightly every night and tie it Just Once! Try "Dodson's Liver Tone" When Bilious, Consti pated, Headachy—Don't Lose a Day's Work. pated, Headachy—Don't Liven up your sluggish liver! Feel fine and cheerful; make your work a pleasure; be vigorous and full of am bition. But take no nasty, danger ous calomel, because It makes you sick and 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. Listen to me! 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. Tour druggist or dealer sells you a 50 cent bottle of Dodson's Liver Tone under my personal money Why Wood Rots. Many plans have been devised to keep wood from rotting, and the best means has been found to be the use of some solution on the wood to be protected that worms and microbes can not digest. These pests attack wood by the millions and soon eat away so much of the substance that the log or timber is I and falling to poeces. Creosote is a common preven tive, and salt water also tends to ward rotten off the Insect army. HIGH COST OF LIVING This Is a serious matter with house keepers as food prices are constantly going up. To overcome this, cut out the high priced meat dishes and serve your family more Skinner's Macaroni and Spaghetti, the cheapest, most de licious and most nutritious of all foods. Write the Skinner Mfg. Co./ Omaha, Nebr., for beautiful cook book, telling how to prepare it in a hundred different ways. It's free to every woman.—Adv. Nature in Line. "Daughter, do you think you really need all that red on your cheeks? Aren't nature's ways the best? They suit me, dad. Ever see any thing redder than the leaves on yon der tree?" ' * .. COVETED BY ALL but possessed by few—a head of hair. If yours is streaked with gray, or is harsh and stiff, you can re store It to its former beauty and lus ter by using "La Creole" Hair Dress ing. Price $1.00.—Adv. beautiful Driven by compressed air, a new wrench for factory use saves more than half the time of a hand tool. Nellie Powell, who died in Cleveland, left $1,000 for the support of four pet cats. ss Thoroughbred ! It pays ta buy thoroughbred cattle — and it pays to buy thoroughbred clothes — OVERALLS,WORK SHIRTS etc of Stifel's Indigo Cloth Standard O for over 75 years every inch thoroughbrecL woven cloth, that resists wea Firm, strongly ar and weather. are Color that lasts as long as the cloth. You can tell the genuine by this little markJSP" back of the cloth in* STIFEL'S INDIGO stamped on the 'side the garment REGISTERED Look for it — and you'll never be disappointed in the wear of your working clothes — for it's the CLOTH in the garment that gives the wear. CMhM ,Z±i J. L. STIFEL4SONS !Ä£e; WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA New York.. .260-262Church St. San Francisco. .PostalTel. Bid*. St. Paul.238 Bedleott Bids. Philadelphia.. .324 Market St. St. Joseph, Mo. .Saxton Bk. Bid«. Toronto. .14 Manchester Bid«. Boston.31 Bedford Ht. Baltimore.Coca-Cola Bldg. Winnipeg, 400 Hammond Brag. Chicago, 223 W. Jackson Bird. St. Louis.928 Victoria Bldg. Montreal.B. 600,489 St. Paul »L Trifle Slow. "Does your husband never offer to help you with the dishes?" Frequently, about the time I am ready to hang up the dishpan."—Louis ville Courier-Journal. 4. Weak, Fainty Heart, and Hysteric» can be rectified by taking "Renovine" a heart and nerve tonic. Price 50c and $1. AdV. A tiny electric lamp is mounted on the handle of a safety razor of Eng lish invention. Hamilton, O., has celebrated its one hundred and twenty-fifth birthday. Only One "BROMO QUININE To get the genuine, call for fnU name LAXATTVH BROMO QU ININ H. Look for signature of B. W. GBOVH. Dures a Cold in One Dar. 26c. Scotland has a factory where only women are employed. wmcmsTm * * Hammerless Shotguns Model 1912 Extra JJght Weight Made In 12, 16 and 20 Gauge« 4 There's no need of carrying a heavy gun. Winchester Model 1912 shot guns are made entirely of nickel steel, and hence are the lightest and strongest guns on the market. Be sure to see 4 one before buying. Sold by all dealers. A THE REPEATER PAR EXCELLENCE I t, 3 | J \ a back guarantee that each spoonful will clean your sluggish liver better than a dose of nasty calomel and that it won't make you sick. Dodson's Liver Tone is real liver medicine. Ton'll know it next morn ing, because you will wake up feel ing fine, your liver will be working, your headache and dizziness gone, your stomach will be sweet and your bowels regular. Dodson's Liver Tone is entirely vegetable, therefore harmless and cannot salivate. Give it to your chil dren. Millions of people are using Dodson's Liver Tone instead of dan gerous calomel now. Tour druggist will tell you that the sale of calomel is almost stopped entirely here.—Adv The Shoe Pinched. A preacher at the close of one of his sermons said: "Let all in the house who are paying their debts stand up." Every man, woman and child, with one exception, rose to their feet. "Now, every man not paying his debts stand up." The exception, a careworn, hungry-looking individual, clothed in his last summer's suit^ slow ly assumed a perpendicular position. How is it, my friend," asked the minister, "you are the only man not able to meet his obligations?" "I run a newspaper," he answered meekly, "and the brethren here who stood up are my subscribers, and—" Let us pray," exclaimed the min .. ister. Whenever You Need a General Tonic Take Grove's The Old Standard Grove's Tasteless chill Tonic is equally valuable as a Gen eral Tonic because it contains the well known tonic properties of QUININE and IRON. Malaria, Enriches the Blood and Builds up the Whole System. 50 cents. It acts on the Liver, Drives out Then the Row Started. Casey is me pertickler frind, Ol'd have ye know. G'wan ! If he was pertickler, he wouldn't be yer frind. .. .. Dr. B. F. Jackson,Celebrated Physician, handed down to posterity his famous prescription for female troubles. Now sold under the name of "Femenina." Price 50c and $1.00.—Adv. Spain has erected a new wireless sta tion at Cape Juby, on the Atlantic coast of Africa. For epeedy and effective action Dr. Peery*« "Dead Shot" has no equal. One dose only will clean out Worms or Tapeworm In a few hours. Adv. Flaked potatoes are used for humar food and cattle fodder. Give It a Few Volts. It's a good deal of trouble to shock the wheat. I should think you could do that easily with electricity," ventured the city man who was looking around. * • THAT GRIM WHITE 8PECTRE, Pneumonia, follows on the heels of a neglected cough or cold. Delay no longer. Take Mansfield's Cough Bal sam. Price 50c and $1.00.—Adv. Motor cars fitted with X-ray appa ratus are used extensively by the French Red Cross society. A single application of Roman Eye Bal sam upofe going to bed will prove its mer it by morning. Effective for Inflamma tions of the Eyes, external and internal. Adv. Kate Douglass Wiggins, the au thoress. earns over $50,000 a year.