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PALOMA JONES AND ALAIRE AUSTIN PREPARE TO GIVE AID TO BLAZE JONES AND DAVE
LAW, BUT THEIR PLAN IS COMPLICATED BY THE APPEARANCE OF GENERAL
L0NG0RI0 AND BY ED AUSTIN'S ACTIVITIES
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SYNOPSIS—Mrs. Alaire Austin is the handsome young mistress of Las Palmas ranch in Texas and La Ferla
ranch in Mexico. She dislikes her husband, who Is a brutal, profligate, lecherous drunkard but she feels a stron"
sympathy for David Law, state ranger, when she discovers accidentally that he loves her hopelessly. There Is
trouble between Mexicans and Americans along the border. Law discovers that Austin Is leagued with Ameri
can horse thieves and Mexican rebels, amojig them Tad Lewis, who Is under suspicion. Law kills a horse thief
When Law's friend. Ricardo GUzman; goCs to the Mexican side to collect money due him. he is murdéred by the !
Lewis gang because he can give incriminating testimony against them. Law and Blaze Jones go to the Mexican
side to get Guzman s body secretly.. Mrs. Austin and Paloma Jones, Blaze's daughter, are preparing to give them
aid on their return to the American side when Gen. Luis Longorio, an odious admirer of Mrs.' Austin comes to
call. What happens then is described in this installment.
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CHAPTER XII—Continued.
to ask your forgiveness and to resume
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CHAPTER XII—Continued.
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Paloma was gone with a rush.
« moment she returned, ready for
trip, and with her she carried a rifle
■nearly as long as herself.
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In offering to lend a hand !n this
difficulty, Alaire had acted largely
upon impulse, and, now that she took
time to think over the affair more
cool Tv, she asked herself what pos
sible business of hers it could be. For
her part. Paloma was troubled by
uncertainty of purpose; it did not
seem to her at all absurd to go
, her father's assistance, and she was
so eager to be up and away that the
prospect of a long evening's wait made
her restless.
As usual, Ed Austin had not taken
the trouble to inform his wife of his
whereabouts; Alaire was relieved
find that he was out, and she decided
that lie had probably stayed at Tad
Lewis' for supper.
The women were seated on the
porch after their meal, when up the
driveway rode two horsemen. A mo
ment later a tall figure raôiihted the
steps and came forward with out
stretched hand, crying in Spanish:
"Senora ! I surprise you. Well,
told you some day I should give my
self this great pleasure. I am here!"
"General Longorio! But—what
surprise !" Alaire's amazement was
naive; her face was that of a startled
schoolgirl. The Mexican warmly kissed
her fingers, then turned to meet Palo
ma Jones. As he bowed, the women
exchanged glances over his head. Miss
Jones looked frankly frightened, and
her expression plainly asked the mean
ing of Longorio'8 presence. To her
self, she was wondering if It could
have anything to do with that expedi
tion to the Romero cemetery. She
tried to compose herself, but appre
hension flooded her.
Alaire. meanwhile, her composure
recovered, was standing slim and mo
tionless beside her chair, inquiring
smoothly, "What brings you into Tex
as at such a time, my dear /general?
This is quite extraordinary."
"Need you ask me?" cried the man.
"I would ride through a thousand per
ils, senora. God in Ills graciousness
placed that miserable village, Romero,
close to the gates of heaven. Why
should I not presume to look through
them briefly? I came two days ago, and
every hour since then I have turned
my eyes in the direction of Las Pal
mas. At last I could wait no longer."
Paloma gasped and Alaire stepped
througli the French window at her
back and into the brightly lighted
living room. Paloma Jones followed
as if in a trance.
Longorio's bright eyes took a swift
inventory of his surroundings ; then he
sighed luxuriously.
"How fine!" said he. "How beauti
ful ! A nest for a bird of paradise !"
"Don't you consider this rather a
mad adventure?" Alaire Insisted.
"Suppose it should become known that
you crossed the river?"
Longorio snapped his fingers. "I an
swer to no one; I am supreme. But
your interest warms my heart ; it
thrills me to think you care for my
safety. Thus ara I repaid for my days
of misery."
"You surely did not"—Paloma swal
lowed hard—"come alone?"
"No. I took measures to protect my
self in cose of eventualities."
"How?"
"By bringing with me some of my
troopers. Oh, they are peaceable fel
lows!" he declared, quickly ; "and they
are doubtless enjoying themselves
with our friend nhd sympathizer, Mo
. rales.
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"Where?" asked Alaire.
"I left them at your pumping plant,
senora." Paloma Jones sat down'heav
ily in the nearest chair. "But you need
have no uneasiness.
Alaire answered sharply, "It was a
jvery reckless thing to do, and you
tuust not remain here.
Longorio drew his evenly arched
brows together in a plaintive frown,
saying, "You are inhospitable!" Then
his expression lightened. "Or ls it,"
he asked—"is it that you are indeed
apprehensive tor me?"
Alaire tried to speak quietly,
should never forgive myself if you
came to harm here at my ranch.
v Longorio sighed. "And I hoped for
,-a warmer welcome—especially since I
have done you another favor. You
saw that hombre who came with me?"
"Yes."
Well, you would never guess It Is
your Jose Sanchez. He was distracted
at the news of his cousin's murder,
and came to me—
His cousin was not murdered.
Exactly! I told him so when I
learned the facts. I said to him, 'Jose,
my boy, it is better to do nothing than
to act wrongly. Go back to your beau
tiful employer, be loyal to her, -and
think no. more about this unhappy af
fair.' It required some argument, I
assure you, but—he Is here. He comes
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the
to ask your forgiveness and to resume
his position of trust.
I am glad to have him back if he
feels that way. I have nothing what
ever to forgive him.
Then he will be happy, and I have
served you. That is the end of the
matter.
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With a graceful gesture Lon
gorio dismissed the subject. "It is to
be my pleasure," he next inquired,
"to meet Senor Austin, your husband?"
"I am afraid not."
"Too bad. I had hoped to know
him and convince him that we fédé
rales are not such a bad people ns he
seems to think. We ought to be
friends, he and I."
Under this talk Paloma stirred un
easily, and at the first opportunity
burst out: "It's far from safe for you
to remain here, General Longorio.
This neighborhood is terribly excited
over the death of Ricardo Guzman,
and if anyone learned—"
"So!
Then Guzman is dead?" Lon
gorio inquired, with interest.
Isn't he?" blurted Paloma.
Not so far as 1 can learn. Only
today I made official report that noth
ing whate?*ercould be discovered about
him. Certainly he is nowhere in Ro
mero, and it is my personal belief that
the poor fellow was either drowned
in the river or made way with for his
money. Probably the truth will never
be known."
Longorio had come to spend the
evening, nnd his keen pleasure in
Alaire Austin's company made him so
indifferent to his personal safety that
nothing short of a rude dismissal
would have served to terminate his
visit. Neither Alaire nor her compan-
ion, however, had the least idea how
keenly he resented the presence of Pa-
loma Jones.
- It was a remarkable wooing ; on the
one hand this half-savage man, gnawed
by jealousy, heedless of the illicit na
ture of his passion, yet held within the
bounds of decorum by some fag-end
of respectability; and on the other
hand, a woman, bored, resentful and
tortured at the moment by fear about
what was happening at the river bank.
It was late when Austin arrived.
Visitors at Las Palmas were unusual
at any time; hence the sound of
strange voices in the brightly lighted
living room at such an hour surprised
him. He came tramping In, booted
and spurred, a belligerent look of In
quiry upon his bloated features. But
when he had met his wife's guests, his
surprise turned to black displeasure.
His own sympathies in the Mexican
struggle were so notorious that Longo
rio's presence seemed to him to have
but one possible significance. Why
Paloma Jones was here he could not
Imagine. ' ,
Alaire's caller remained at ease, and
appeared to welcome this chance of
meeting Austin. Luis Longorio was
the sort of man who enjoys a strained
situation, and one who shows to the
best advantage under adverse condi
tions. Accordingly, Ed's arrival, in
stead of hastening his departure, mere
ly served to prolong his stay.
It was growing late now, and Palo
ma was frantic. Profiting by her first
opportunity, she whispered to Alaire,
"For God's sake, send him away.
Alaire's eyes were dark with excite
ment. "Yes," said she. "Talk to him,
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"What's That Greaser Doing Here?"
and give me a chance to have a word
alone with Ed.
Tbfc opportunity came when Austin
went into-the dining room for a drink.
Alaire excused herself to follow him.
When they were out of sight and hear
ing, her husband turned upon her w ith
an ugly frown.
What's that greaser doing here?"
he asked roughly.
He called to pay his respects. Yon
must get him away."
"I must?
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Ed glowered at her.
Why don't you? Tou got him here
in my absence. Now that I'm home,
you want me to get rid of him, eh?
What's the idea?"
"Don't be silly. 1 didn't -know he
was coming and—he must be crazy to
risk such a thing."

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Crazy?" Ed's lip curled. "He isn't
crazy. I suppose he copldn't stay away
any longer. By heaven, Alaire—"
Alaire checked this outburst with
a sharp exclamation; "Don't make a
scene ! Don't you understand he holds
over fifty thousand dollars' worth of
La leria cattle? Don't you understand
we can't antagonize'him?" - *
Is that what .he came to see you
about?"
Yes.
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She bit her lip. "I'll explain
everything, but—you must help me
send him back, right away." Glancing
% nt the clock, Alaire saw that it was
drawing on toward midnight; with
quick decision she seized her husband
by the
arm, explaining feverishly :
There Is something big going bn
night, Ed ! Longorio brought a guard
of soldiers with him, and left them at
our pumphouse.
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Well, it so happens
that Blaze Jones and Mr. Law have
gone to the Romero cemetery to get
Ricardo Guzman's body.
What?
his eyes bulged.
Yes. That's why Paloma Is here
They crossed at our pumping station
■and they'll be back at anytime, now
If they encounter Longorio's
You understand?"
Ricardo Guzman's body!"
wet his lips and swallowed with diffi
culty.


Austin's red face paled
men—
Austin
Why—do they wont his body?"
"To prove that he is ready dead
and—to prove who killed him.
ing the effect of these words, Alaire
What's The matter,
Not
cried sharply,
Ed?"
But Austin momentarily was beyond
speech. The decanter from which he
was trying to pour himself a drink
played a musical tattoo upon his glass ;
his face had become ashen and pasty.
"How many men has he gotr Aus
tin nodded in the direction of the front
room.
I don't know. Probably four or five.
What alls you?
Something in her husband's inexpli
cable agitation, something in the hunt
ed, desperate way in which his
were running oyer the room, alarmed
Alaire.
Ed utterly disregarded her question.
Catching sight of the telephone, which
stood upon a stand in the far
of the room, he ran to it, and, snatch
ing the receiver, violently oscillated
the hook.
"Don't do that!" Alaire cried, fol
lowing him.
out.

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corner
.Walt! It mustn't get
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"Hello ! Gih-e me the Lewis ranch*—
quick—I've fqrgotten the number.
With ids free hand Ed held his wife
at a distance, muttering harshly: "Get
away now !
Get away—d-n you !
Alaire from him as she tried to snatch
the instrument out of his hands.
"Ed !" she cried,
your mind? You mustn't
Their voices were raised now, heed
less of the two people.in the adjoining
room.
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I know what I'm doing.
He flung
at
it
Are you out of
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"Keep your hands off, I tell
Hello! Is that you, Tad?" Again Aus
tin thrust his wife violently- aside.
Listen! I've just learned that Dave
Law and old man Jones have crossed
over to dig up Ricardo's^body,
tonight! They're over there now—be
baek Inside of an hour.
Alaire leaned weakly against the
table, her frightened eyes fixed
the speaker.
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Yes,
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upon
Yes ! They aim to discover how he
was killed and all about it.
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They
crossed at my pumping - plant, and
they'll be back tonight, if they haven't
The speaker's voice broke,
his hand was shaking so that he could
scarcely retain his hold upon the tele
phone,
tered.
already
How do I know?" he chat
It's up to you. You've got
a
machine—
"Ed!" cried the wife,
toward him on weak, unsteady feet,
but she halted ns the voice of Longen
rio cut in sharply :
What's this I hear?. Ricardo Guz
man's body?
turned. The open double door to the
living room framed the tali figure of
the Mexican general.
She went
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Husband and wife
CHAPTER XIII.
Rangers.
Longorio stared first at the huddled,
perspiring man beside the telephone,'
and then at the frightened woman. "Is
that the truth?" he demanded harshly.
"Yes," Austin answered. "They
bringing the body to this side. You
know what that means.
"Did you know? this?
turned upon Alaire. Of the four he
w'as the least excited. -
From the background Paloma
vered:
dead, so—it is all right There is no
harm done.
A brief silence ensued, then Longo
rio shrugged. "Who knows? Let
hope that he suffered no harm on Mex
ican soil. That would be serious, in
deed; yes, very serious, for I have
given my word to your government
This—David Law"—he pronounced the
are
The general
qua
You told us Ricardo was not
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name carefully, but with a «frange for
eign accent—"be Is a reckless person
to defy the border regulations. It 1«
a grave matter to invade foreign ter
ritory on such a mission." Longorio
again bent his brilliant eyes upon
Alaire. "I see that you are concerned
for his safety. You would not desire
him to come to trouble, eh? He hai
done you favors; he is your friend,
as I am. Well"—a mirthless smile ex
posed his splendid white teeth—"we
must think of that. Now I will bid
you good night.
Where are you going?" demanded
Miss Jones.
To the river, and then to Romero.
I may be needed, for those men of
mine are stupid fellows, aàd there is
danger of a misunderstanding. In the
dark anything may happen. I should
like to meet this David Law; he is
a man of my own kind." Turning to
Young Ed," he said: "There is rea
son for haste, and a horse moves slow
ly. Would you do me the favor, if you
have an automobile—
"No! I won't!" Ed declared. "I
don't want to see the Bio Grande to
night. I won't be Involved—
, "But you>, are already involved.
Come ! There is no time to waste, and
I have something to say to you. Yon
will drive me to the river, and my
horse will remain here until I return
for him."
There was no mistaking the com
mand In Longorlo's tone; the master
of Las Palmas rose as If under com
pulsion. He took his hat, and the two
men left the room.
Oh, Mrs. Austin!" Paloma gasped.
"They'll be in time, and so will the
Lewis gang."
Quick ! Ed will take his runabout—
we'll follow In my car." Alaire fled
to make herself ready. A few' moinents
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"Hello 1 Is That You, Tad?"
later she looked out from her window
and saw the headlights of Ed's run
about flash down the driveway to the
raid; then she and Paloma rushed to
the garage where the touring car stood.
"The moon is rising," Paloma half
sobbed. "They'll be sure to see us.
Do you think we're ahead 'of Tad
Lewis?
"Oh, yes. He hasn't bad time to get
her*e yet, bat-*-he'll<obme^fast when he
starts. 1 This is the only plan I can
think of.

With General Longorio's gang
and the Lewis gang waiting to
ambush Jones and Law at th«
pump station, what chance have
those two got to save their fives?
The next Installment describes
an exciting event
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
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FLYING JOB OF YOUNG MEN
Not Everyone of Proper Age is .'hys
ically Fitted for Work—-Airmen
Face Many Perils.
From leakage of petrol spray the
pilot may become dizzy, nnd the ex
haust gases from the engine—carbon
monoxide nnd dioxide—may cause
headache, drowsiness and malaise,
says a writer in the Lancet, discussing
diseases familiar to airmen. The rare«
lied air at great elevations may In
duce the symptoms well known in
balloonists, and Wells refers to a case
of frostbite in an airman who had
been exposed to 34 degrees of frost at
an elevation of 15,000 feet.. Psychas
thenic symptoms—namely, loss of self
confidence and the resulting mental
worry (aerosthenia)—are not uncom
mon, and prove that the. victim has
mistaken his sphere of activity.
Flying is undoubtedly the job of a
young man under thirty years of age,
and not every young man Is tempera
mentally or physically fitted to cUrry
it through. Perfect eyesight is neces
sary to Insure safe landing, correction
with glasses being not without its
dangers; perfect hearing Is essential
to detect the first indications of en
gine defect, and free movement of|
the joints of the lower limbs to con
trol the steering gear. Fits and ten
dency to faint absolùtely deter the
aspirant from the air service. In one
remarkable Instance At Haslar an air
man who fainted, with the rèsult that
the airplane dived nose downward
1,200 feet into a plowed field, escaped
with such minor injuries that he was
at first extremely loath to give up this
branch of the service.
Germany Developing Water Power.
Germany is making more and more
use of her water power for the pro
duction of electricity. This extended
use of water power has powerfully
contributed to the saving of huma»
labor, with the result that German/
can now produce electrical energy al
most as cheaply as the countries pos
sessing an unlimited supply of water
The business of extracting
tIme *
idea of a sky-lark.
pow'er.
nitrogen from the atmosphere
been so successful» according to re
port, that in 1917 the "Government
will be able to dispose of 5,000,000
tons of nitrous manure, which is four
times the amount needed in peace
Going Up.
Heiter —Hifiier, the aviator, took m*
for a joy ride in his new biplane.
Skelter—Gee, that certainly is m}
HUGH JENNINGS WOULD PENALIZE STARS
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Ty Cobb
YJÄ1.TER JOHNSON
Hugh Jennings is one person who believes that it is a bad thing to have
players like Speaker suspended unless they Indulge in some extraordinarily bad
action. He figures the thing from the standpoint of the club owner and the fan,
but admits that the only suggestion he can make is that the player be handed
a stiff fine, and that the club owner take it out of the offending player's salary,
instead of making good from his own pocket.
"Take a player like Speaker otft of the lineup." says Hughie, "and you can
figure that the receipts of the Cleveland series at Navin field will be lessened 25
per cent. The stars draw people, as well as win games. Cobb does it for us.
Watch how much larger the crowds are when Johnson is announced to pitch for
Washington than on other days."
RECOVERS HIS BATTING EYE
Lee Magee, $22,500 Star, Has Started
Hitting Ball After Slump of
Long Duration.
Lee Magee has found his lost bat
ting eye. He has started hitting the
ball again after a slump that prac
tically extended over all of the 1916
season and the first two months of
the present season.
No one was able to ifhderstand why
this $22,500 baseball star was unable
to hit. Magee could not explain it
himself, but he never gave up hope.
The other day Lee told the writer that
he was getting "hold of 'em better."
Shortly after that he commenced hit
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Lee Magee.
ting again, and by the time the season
rolls along to July 4th, Lee should be
back in the oid-tlme stride.
"I'll never tell you what's the mat
ter." said Lee, "because if I knew I
wouldn't be sitting on the bench with
out trying to remedy the trouble. The
pitchers haven't any more stuff than
they've had for years, but they've been
throwing 'em by me. Bill Donovan
thinks it's because I needed a rest.
Well, I've got the rest now and when
I get back in there I'm going to hit
'em or know the reason why."
Lee Ls hitting them.
SEYMOUR CALLED "IRON MAN
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^ormer New York Giant Pitcher Per
formed Most Remarkable Pitching
Feat Back in 1896.
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They called Joe McGinnity the 'Iron
says John J. McGraw.
Man,
was a glutton for work. But the real
iron man of them all was none other
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Joe
than Cy Seymour.
Seymour, you know, used to be a
pitcher. When I first saw Cy he was
a southpaw twirler with the Giants. I
was with Baltimore then. Seymour
was really a good pitcher.
"He performed the most remarkable
pitching feat. I ever witnessed. It was
back in 1896 or 1897, when Bill Joyce
was managing the Giants. Baltimore
was playing a series at the old Polo
grounds. Seymour pitched the last
game, and it happened that I beat him
with a triple to right in the last in
ning, 2 to 1.
"The next day the Giants were sched
uled to play us a double-header in Bal
timore, Much to everyone's surprise,
Seymour came out to pitch the first
game. By a strange coincidence he
worked so well that the score was
against us 1 to 1 in the ninth inning.
Once more it fell to my lot to beat Cy
with a triple to left center.
"After the usual short intermission
we came out to play the second game
of the double-header. The batteries
were announced, and to our astonish
ment and that of the crowd Seymour
was again the Giant pitcher.
"This sounds unbelievable, but it is
true. Cy started his third game against
us in two days, and what is more re
markable still, he shut us out and won
the game, 6 to 0.
Joe McGinnity was Indeed an Iron
man.' He was no more entitled to this
title, however, thàn was Cy Seymour
20 years ago, although most fans for
got that Cy ever was a pitcher.
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Collegian Is Noisy.
Scrappy* Moore, the St Louis
Browns' college infielder from Vander
bilt, lived up to his name for pepper
and noise, but as a fielder has fallen
down woefully, making almost as many
boots as he had chances. If he can
settle down, he may do, thinks fielder
Jones.
Browns Have Collegian.
The St. Louis Americans have a new
college shortstop. He is Edward Mur
ray of the Trinity college (Hartford,
Conn.) ball team.
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DIAMOND
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Eddie Plank says he may keep right
on pitching until he is fifty years old.
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Neither Is George Sisler hitting as
he was booked before the season be
gan.
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With Hank Gowdy gone to be a sol
dier, the Braves will be weaker than
ever.
* • *
Art Fromme, after being out for a
month, looks like a winning pitcher
again.
• • •
i In St. Louis they still refer to the
Cardinals as
winners.
prospective pennant
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To make room for Stuffy Stewart
the Denver club gave Tom Shanley
his release.
• • •
Jack Murray, lately a Giant, is play
ing with an independent team in Pat
terson, N. J.
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Jack Coombs, Brooklyn pitcher, has
beaten the New York Giants 11 times
in succession.'
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Wilbur
Davis,
pitcher-outfielder,
sent to Memphis, is only a loan to help
out a crippled team.
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In Walter Johnson another of the
great ones may pass along without the
glory of a world-series game.
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Hans Wagner, a Pittsburgh institu
tion, is the only ball player owning
stock in a major league club. x
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The great pitching of Carmen Hill
has been a leading factor in the ad
vance of the Birmingham Barons.
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Cleveland is accusing Walter John
Cleve
son of using the "shine ball,
land always has to find an excuse for
losing.
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If the Senators could get up another
notch, it might be well to publish the
likeness of Walter Johnson under the
same heading.
* * *
Billy Rafter, the Syracuse university
player released by the New York
Yankees to Utica, is the son of the
old-time catcher.
* * *
Umpire Gentle has been released by
the Southern league. How could a guy
with that kind of a name expect to get
by as an umpire?
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Quite a load has been lifted from the
minds of American leaguers. The Red
Sox have failed to make a runaway
race for the pennant.
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Joe Dugan, the Holy Cross man, who
is filling in at short for the Athletics,
has been playing excellent ball since
he joined the tailenders.
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Jack Fournier, the former flrst-sack
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Jack Fournier, the former flrst-sack
er of the Sox, who is now with the
Los Angeles team, predicts that his
former mates will win the flag.
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Judging from the way Little Dick
Kerr is pitching for the Milwaukee
Brewers, he might be of some help to
the St. Louis Browns these days.
• • •
Jack Lelivelt has been doing some
tremendous hitting for the Kansas
City team, but he is so slow that In
a pinch a runner is sent in for him.
• • •
Ty Cobb is hitting again in his old
form. From now until next October it
will be Cobb's great ambition to out
bat Tris Speaker every day he plays.
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The wonderful record made by Eddie
Collins for playing in consecutive
games is one reason why the White
Sox are ont in front in the fast race.
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Roger Bresnahan's
have justified their name and sunk to
the bottom. Iron men are all right
in a way, but they weigh too much.
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• Tris Speaker là indignant because
some innocent scribe recently said that
he was thirty-six years old. Speaker
is twenty-nine and has registered for
the draft.
'Iron Men'
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Mr. Tener is proving to McGraw
that, although the National league
headquarters are in New York, the
manager of the Giants doesn't run the
organization.
M.
ORIGIN OF BASEBALL
Real Home of Our National Game
Is Hoboken, New Jersey.
Knickerbockers Defeated New YorW
Cities in Four-Inning Contest, June
14, 1846—First to Formulate
Playing Rules.
Several cities have claimed tha *
honor as the birthplace of baseball.
Boston says that a game called "New
England" w'as the forerunner of ^o ;
game as it is known today. Philadel
phia says no, "town ball" is the parent
of baseball. The latter game, it is
said, was played by an organized club* .
the Olympics, as far back as 1833. The
early game of "rounders" was an
earlier phase of the same game.
The real home of baseball, when all
is said and done, is—hold on a minute
-r-Hoboken, N. J.
It was there that, 71 years ago, the
first bona fide baseball game between
clubs was played. The contenders
were the Knickerbockers and the New
York Cities, and the game was played
on the Elysian fields, near Jersey City.
That was on June 14. 1846. The Ely
sian fields are now the site of Hobo
ken. The Knickerbockers were organ
ized in New York In September, 1845.
They were the first to formulate play
ing rules.
The New Yorks organized a little
later and adopted the same code. Both
of those clubs played several games
with scrub teams picked from among
the spectators before they faced each
other on that June day in 1846.
Under the rules that obtained at
that time, the first team to make 21
runs was the victor. The game lasted
four innings, the Knickerbockers win
ing, but history does not record the
score of their opponents.
The Knickerbockers found their
first real rivals in the Gothams, organ
ized in 1850, and the Greenpoint Eck
fords and the Morrisania Unions, or
ganized in 1855. The Olympics of
Philadelphia éarly adopted the New
York game, and the Athletics, Key
stones and Quaker Citys later fought
for supremacy, while in Boston the
Olympics were organized in 1854, ami
a little later the Elm Trees disputed
honors with the pioneers.
But heavens! Just think of it?
Twenty-one runs in four innings.
DEVORE RETIRES FROM GAME
Veteran New York Giant Outfielder
Now Running Milk Route in
Chillicothe, O.
Josh Devore, former Giant and well
known as a player on the National
league circuit, has retired from base
ball and is running a milk route at hla
home town. Chillicothe, O.
played on two Giant pennant winners
and made a catch in the 1912 world'«
series which put thousands of dollars
into the New York and Boston treas
uries. But for a catch by Devore ia
the third game Boston would have won * •
the series in four games, one of them
being a tie. As it was the series
stretched Into eight games, and after
the fourth game all goes to the clubs.
Devore, Ames and Groh were sent to»
Cincinnati In the Fromme deal in 1912;
Josh
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but after being released to Philadel-i
phia Devore landed with the Boston!
Braves in time to get a $4,000 slice
which went to the individual Braves
for beating the Athletics in the world's
series of 1914.
BASEBALL DURING WAR TIME
Suggested to American People That
Game Is Likely to Be an Incon
gruity Next Season.
For the present it may be all right;
that baseball continue. At least it ls
not mandatory that it cease, and that;
the healthy bodies on the field and the?
healthy bodies in the stands and
bleachers go about some other busi
ness, but It may be just as well to sug
gest to the American people that pro
fessional baseball is likely to be an In
congruity next year.
An American newspaper will sacri
fice'a great deal of self-respect if it
has to print, or does print, box scores
and casualty lists In the same issue,
says Chicago Tribune. ;
Baseball already getting on the
nerves of a great many people who
know that catastrophic times are ahead
or who fear that-they may be ahead.
It is fiddling while Rome Is burning.
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MANY LEFT-HANDED HITTERS
Critic Complains Manager Fohl Has
Too Many Port-Sided Outfielders
—Roth Is Right-Handed.
A Cleveland critic complains that
Lee Fohl has loaded himself down with
! co many outfielders who tilt from the
the l?ff side and urges the manager of
the Indians to get a good right-handed
h»tler from somewhere. Urging Is
easy. Landing the man is another
thing. Roth is the Indians' octfielder
who hits from the right side

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