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idv. :rtnr 26, 1919.
na:. , THE P10CHE RECORD 1 I LEONARD FOOLED RUTH ONCE THEN BLO0IE! There Is try going the (s.iidH about "Dutch Leonard t,l -Babe" Ruth. Ieonard oii-e a tearuuiate of the re tl..iiTtI "Bub," and boasted t a rnna uii o idf me J j;, n i-run hitter's weakness. J -All you've got to do la pitch J .in low and outside," mi id Leoo- 2 i,rI. I ought to know, for I J M t dim down without hit the J lnf tlim he faced me." 1 I'.nt the next time "Babe" 2 p:.thercd la a pair of double i und a homer. Leonard boasts nit more. ! AROUND THE fJIIlES UNIQUE RECORD SET BY CATCHER SCHALK Toi's in Over 100 Games Each Season for Seven Years. tittle Backstop of Chicago White Sox Team la in Class by Himself He Is Light in Weight but Not Often Injured. Seven yeurs ago Bill Gleason burst into the private offices of Charles A. Comiskey, wearing a large smile on bin sun-seamed countenance and (.'rasping firmly by tiie arm a slight v( in ill. Hill exclaimed: Say, boss, I've got the greatest young witcher I ever saw." Mr. Comlsky smiled. For years en thusiastic persons hsd been tipping liim off to "the greatest this" and "the greatest that" who would cause the White Sox to step right out and be rnine world's champions. . "Can he Mitch Ed Walsh?" the boss iiiipiired. ' "Sny, he can catch any pitcher that ever lived," Gleuson responded und he can. When he caught In a recent game liny Schalk had tolled tn over 100 frames a season for seven consecutive years, which is a world's record In Ray Schalk. hnrkstopplng. George Gibson, a husky former Pittsburgh receiver, worked In 100 games for six years, but not con secutively. Even the great John Kling, who helped the Cubs to pen nants, had enough first-class assist mice that he was behind the bat In a century of contests only two years. Sehalk stands in a class by himself In more ways thnn one. He is the mnullest of the star catchers, welgl ing only about 160 pounds. Yet he seldom is hurt and never seriously. Ilts cut like speed keeps him out of harm': way. Because of his fast, snappy throw they early hung on him the nickname of Cracker, referring to the way he whips the ball around. PLAYING WELL FOR SEATTLE Bert Niehoff, Former Major League Player, May Work His Way Back to the Big Show. Bert Niehoff, who has played with both the Giants and the Phillies, and Is now cracking the ball at a merry nip with tbe Seattle club of the Pa- Bert Niehoff. fiflc Coast Ictim. mav stare a como bok to the majors. A weak knee wm u cause of bis dismissal to the mm " but this Injury hat mended, ant 't la Ram that be la klttfif bla fomw Wda, United Verd Copir has declared dividend of jH-r hitre. l:ea,nabu; progress la being made to iuking the shaft ou the property of the PUtrke Bristol company near P1clie, Nev. One f the latest silver districts to aiW and Khnke off h?r shroud Is the Black MimimmIu dihtrict In Mineral couuty, teu miles w,uth of Mina. Xer. Ore w hich I declared to ave rage $20 a ton has been followed fur 18 feet iu the tunnel at the Bellorphau prop erty lit American Fork cunyou, Itah. Touupah Belmont development divi dend declared of 5 jier cent, payable Octolier 1, is a reduction from 10 per cent and was due to the mrike of the miners at Touopah. Capt. Owen F. Brinton, mauiiger of the Western Utah Copjier company in 4he Deep Creek country, has assumed the mine maim -emeu t of the Jib prop erty at Basin, Montana. Shipments from the Black Metals mine near Pinche, Xev., with the In stallation of the new equipment have ecu Increased, according to inform Ion received, last week. flie average monthly price of quick silver In San Francisco during the soc- nd quarter of 11(10. as quoted in the Mining and Scientific Press, were: Anw, .i.i.:; jiay, S4.ni, unit June, SSI4.40. Ow ing to the attitude of the under ground workers in refusing to return o work at less than a dollar advance, he mines at Tonopnh have not re sinned operations after being closed for several days by strike conditions. The high-grade seam of ore. mini ins "iOO ounces in gold, which was last week nn inch wide, has, in driving eighteen feet on the Florence Divide ease on the Goldficld Florence prop- rty, opened up to eighteen Inches of high-grade ore. The output of the Davis-Daly Cop per company last month, amounting to 1,300,000 pounds of copper, was nearly loiihled that of July and was by far the largest monthly production in the company's history, says the Boston News Bureuu. Within the next 500 feet the Splro tunnel, being driven by the Silver King Consolidated at Park City, Utah, should open up the Disappointment fi sure, from which some rich shipments were made that carried 35 per cent lead, 35 ounces in silver and $3 In gold, Much placer mining is being done in and about Burlcy, Idaho, this fall. Salt Lake mining company has secured a lease on a group of claims belong' Ing to Louis Hill In the vicinity of Martaugh, and two carloads of mining machinery ure on the way to the prop ertj The machinery will be installed ut once. . ' Upon its own initiative the Yellow Pine Mining company at Goodsprings, Nevada, put a new wage scale Into ef fect at the mill and mine September 1. The new scale makes a 25-ceut raise for muckers, trammers and la borers, or $4.75 per day for this class of work, and a 50-cent raise for other employees. The output of quicksilver in the United States from April 1 to June 30, 1010, was 3040 flasks of 75 pounds net, a decrease of 20-0 flasks, or of nearly 34 per cent, as compared with the output in the first quarter. Only six teen mines were producing ill the sec ond quarter of the year us against tw enty-three In the first quarter. Development of South American oil production is being pushed actively by both American and British interests. The latter are reported to have ob tained millions of acres of prospective lands in the various countries. Al though some production is now obtain ed, the main difficulty lies in the present Inaccessibility of the fields. One of the few places where a plant has already been Installed for the distillation of oil from shnle is near Dillon, Mont. The shale at the site se lected for the' operations Is u purt of the Phosphorla formation, which con tains the beds of rock phosphute that are mined at several places near Bear Lake, In southeastern Idaho, for the manufacture of fertilizer. - That Nevada will again take her place as the greatest silver producing state In the union is becoming more evident every day, not so much through the discovery of new districts as by the resurrection of old and proved districts which passed into the ttis- nti ril nnd have uractlcally been for gotten sluee the demonetization of sll ver, says the Nevada Mining Press. - France, which was the largest Im porter of Ainericuu copper, dropped to third place during the past year, yield. ing first position to England, winie Italy's requirements advunceu mat country from third to second place in :hts resnect. Scandinavian countries have entered thtu markt for copper In substantial quantities. It Is believed that some of this metal may nnu us way imo - many' in manufactured If not raw form. Pfuntienilv every subject of Impor tance to the Amerlcun mining world wlU be discussed at the .120th meet in f th American Institute of Mlu- Ing and Metallurgical Engineers, which . ut nhicueo for a five-day iVU vuv w - " session on September 22. The production at the International smelter Is about the same as it has CUPID BUSY IN WAR RISK OFFICE , "fa? Girl Lassoes Hog to Save Father Injury Tart. Ky. When John How ard, a tenant on the farm uf Frederick Wnllis, attempted to pick up one of a litter f r4(t in the burn yard he was mi v nice attacked by the mother of the pigs and received a num ber of serious Injuries. Mis daughter came to tils remiie and laKsoed the enraged animal and with the assistance f a laborer on the furtu carried her father to a place of safety. INLAND IJORTHiEST Miss Dorothy Vernon went to Washington to do war work and acted as secretary to MaJ. Orlu C. Lloyd, chief of personnel In the war risk insurance bureau. A few days ugo they were married and are now living In Chicago. HOLD RECORD FOR PROPOSALS DIAMONDS GO UP ON EUROPE MART Hamel Sisters, Knights of Vo umbos Workers, Received 234 Offer of Marriage in Europe. New York. The 1 la met sister, Sim nione and Clarette, K. of C. wot kerf Just back from KuroH, hold the rec ords for proposals. In traveling through Europe foi more than a year S'.mmoue received 114 proposals of marriage ami Ourtte 120. "The Irish are the liest proposers and the English next," said Slmiuone. "We received offers also from Rou manians, Frenchmen, Americans and one Dutchman. Most of our proposals cume from army officers, but there were a few civilians mixed In." The Misses Hamel are to lie tn New York only a short time. Then thej ure going home to Hamilton, Out. Antwerp Clubs Reveal Efforts of Germans to Control Gem Trade. MONEY DEPRECIATION HELPS GERMANY TO HAVE AIR POLICE M.!n of Wealth, Nervous as to Finan cial Outlook, Buy Diamonds In stead of Securities Because the Safest Investment. Antwerp. Antwerp Vs In the throes of a "diamond fever" such as hus ne'er been known anywhere before. X?t less than six "diamond clubs" have been opened In the last three months. These are "clubs" only in name, for they have nothing of the usual com fortable accommodation generally as sociated ln" "our minds with such in stitutions. Their main feature Is a large room filled with rows of small card tables. The room looks for all the world like a curd playing establishment. It Is the guests, however, who pre sent the strangest appearance. There are smart young men dressed in the latest styles, and important looking mei bearing the unmistakable mark of the stock exchange habitue and pe culiar old men with long beards and soiled linen and ancient Prince Albert suits nil mingled together and driving bargains among themselves at figures thut would rejoice any banker even In .nerlca. Handling Diamonds. Two by two they sit, opposite each oher at the Utile green tables, care Vly fingering hnndfuls of uncut dia monds as if they were common poker chips. The conversations are pretty much the same all over the room: "How much did you pay for this lot" "Two hundred thousand crowns." "All right ; I'll buy It with 8 per cent profit for you "Done." And the money is handed over at ence In cash. Then the seller looks around and having nothing better to io, leans over the shoulder of an nc nuaintunce at another table, driving another bargain. And the gambler fever gets him again nnd he feels sorry he has sold. So he buys an other lot and sometimes lie buys back he very one he has sold. Thus the prices are pushed up In thl extraordinary "diamond ( x chunge" of the world. . One of the oldest firms has given thb following figures concerning dta- iwvid prices: lefore the war the uncut stone cost 2& a karat and R32 after cutting. Immediately after the declaration of iva the price slumped to $2.1 and re mn'ned that low ns long as 1013, when the Germans, be-rUining to vet nerv rus about the value of paper money, started buying nil Ihe diamonds they -onld find on the market. . France. Swltzc rland. Italy and Eng- 'atid followed suit, and the price went up by leaps and bounds. On the eve f the armistice the karat was worth H7(l snd fell again to $34 within a few weeks of the cessation of hostil ities. tnee the beginning of the year the dta.nond market has boomed, owing to the 'general depreciation of Euro pean money, the diftlculty of exchange and the embargo on export of curren cies from one to another European nntry. Demand Is Heavy. Today a karat of uncut stone finds as easy market at $150. Merchants with unheard of zest. Many accounts are settled in Anierlcu, and even there merchants prefer to be paid in kind rather thnn in money. It seems certain that the price of diamonds will continue to rise until the economic condition of the world Is better, balanced than at present. In every country there Is an aston ishing number of rich men who are still very nervous as to the financial outlook, especially In relation to pos sible labor troubles. These men do not buy securities and do not keep large bank balances. They buy dia monds because they know they ore the safest investment and the easiest to transport. The fact that Germans have been the heaviest purchasers of cut and uncut stones since 1915 Is beginning t worry the allies who find In It the explanation of the apparent optimism shown In Germany ns to the economic future of the country. It is said that the greatest supply of diamonds In the world Is now safely stored by Ger mans who, when they choose, are,, in a position to command the market. FAT POLICEMAN IS DISAPPEARING si- New York Officers Who Fail to . Keep Fit Labeled Incompetent. MUST BE TRAINED ATHLETES Gotham School for Policemen Uses Same System of Training as Is Employed at West Point Schooling Is Thorough. Mrs. Frank Lambert, charged with tho murder of her husband, mhos dtath occurred at hU store In Ilillllpe burg. Moot., May 10. was acquitted by a Jury. The need for residences in IJbby, Moiif was the chief topic discussed at a meeting of the directors and aiero bers of the recently organized IJbby Commercial club. With the member of the Elks lodge iu every comity In charge, a campaign to socure $X.iO for ue of tbe Salva tion Ann in home service work will be Marled In Nevada. With the forest fire season over, tho moot difcttHirou In tbe hiMory of the lleleua uatlouul forest rewrve, all but ' the regular rangers and a few guards have been withdrawn. At Harlem, iu Montana, hus Just been completed a most novel athletic tournament In the nature of a horse hoe pitching contest in which a num ber of experts froui various mints participated. Michael O'Neill, aged 73, was burned to death In bis room at Butte. He was smoking a clgur, and it Is believed be . fell asleep while smoking, and that the bed clothing took fire, the smoke suf focating him. The winter apple harvest In the Walla Walla valley has commenced. The crop Is valued at $7.'i0,0i0. Includ ing several good-sized orchurds which are coming Into bearing In paying quantities for the first time. As a reward for Its loyalty In meet ing every Liberty lan with an over subscription, the state of Montana has been given a German artillery field piece and its carriage, captured by American forces during the war. Ole Hanson, former mayor of Se attle, leaves Scuttle September 29 to deliver several speeches on American ism under the auspices of the lyceum bureau. He will speak In Texas. Okla homa, Ohio, Iowa, Georgia nnd other states. tins masks have boon used with grenf success by some of the crews fighting fires in the forests of Mon tituu. They were sent from the east by the forest service headquarters, which obuiliied them from the war de partment. Although he faced death almost dally . for five months while In France at tached to a supply train of the Ninety first division of the Amerlcun army and escaped without a scratch, Walter L. Hay returned home only to be kill ed In an automobile wreck near Great Falls, Mont. Mrs. Bessie Clark, held In the county lull at Butte on a charge of the mur der of Grover C. Burns, denies that she told Officers Roddu und Gilbert that she killed Bums. Mrs. Clark re marked that she hud killed Burns, and was willing to give herself up, accord ing to the officers. Stock ranges have been benefited throughout the Intermountnln region bv the rains of the early part of the month. This relief to the ranges mit- liiutes a condition which has been a serious setback to- the stockmen of the west, particularly those in Mon tana, Wyoming and Idaho. Frank and Robert McDonald, who escaped from the Jail at Ely, Nev., where they were urrested two weeks of both city and state. Experts In the aim for the alleged abduction of Louise uepartment are assigned to give lec- Snelgrove, 14-year-old Suit Lake girt, tures on their subjects, Including de- and who nre also wanted In New ork tection of crime, the operations of 0n a charge of grand larceny, were re- cnminuis, anuretilsts and bolshevik!. cantnred nt Atlanta. Nev, Given Incentive. viwi KUis me hinir constructed in "The length of time In the school Is wiiinirtnn emmtv. Idaho, us a result none too long to lenrn all that a police- ol- two Mo ,.x u;sions held In April, man wiouiu Know wnen he undertakes umpiHiiented bv the Individual efforts the task of becoming the public's pro. of tlll, tlllIl.y an'd livestock committee- leeior. i nor 10 grauuation tne records each nmn tins made In all studies are carefully gone over, and the highest Flying Squad to Be Held in Readiness for Quick Service In Berlin When Required. Berlin. The contemplated reorgani zation of the police department of Greater Berlin provides for a "flying squad" which Is to have at Its dis posal swift fllrpWne and skilled pilots. The department already has equipped a parking place near the out' skirts of the city where crews and machines will be held In readiness for quick service when required. The system of aerial police Is to be extended throughout Germany, In this connection a landing place near the Swiss frontier has been secured. Didn't Like Untidy Ankles. Luton, England. Neat aukles and short skirts may be fashionable, but When scrubwomen at the local work honsi pinned up their skirts and dis played pairs of rickety old boots as they got Into action with the scrub bing brushes, the workhouse's guard ians called an executive meeting and appropriated $200 to buy them over ills. . -1. Turn iovpr been the past tew wee. nwd n0 ,onger seek customers. Cred v, ,f .ra in nneratlon and aie vro- neeu duclng approximately 215 tons of cop per per day. All of tne enrrem ductlon Is being shipped as fast M the bullion U being produced. It Is no longer given. As soon as a lew consignment arrives from Lon don the diamond clubs are filled to overflowing and tbe bidding starts New York. The day of the fiat footed, obese copper Is waning. The New York department officials label all men who do not keep themselves in proper physical and mental condl tion as incompetent, and ns a result the last decade has witnessed n change iu the Eastern city's policemen who, instead of being Impediments to them selves and the force, are athletes, able to run when they have to cuj;ch a crim inal. In .the Inspection of the New York police system, the aldermen of the Chi cago city council police committee, who have been cherishing a dream of establishing a police college in Chica go, learned several vital particulars In which the training of policemen for the Chicago department can be Improved. The details of the operation of the school were gleaned from Inspector James O'Brien, who, despite his youth ful appearance, hits been u member of the department for 27 years. In dem onstrating the agility his own system of physical training has given him, the inspector stood stiff-kneed und put his clenched fists ugainst the tloor. . No Value Unless Physically Fit. "No policeman Is of value to the de partment unless he Is physically tit," said the Inspector. "The . system of training In our school" Is the same as thut employed in West Point, Includ ing boxing, wrestling, Jlu Jitsu, wall climbing, the proper method of walk lug, the manual of arms and target practice. "No candidate can take the course until he has first passed mental and physical examination. He Is then placed on probation for six months, three rtonths of which Is spent in school. Aside from bodily training the men aie given Intensive courses to first aid to the Injured and Instruction in the laws, ordinance and regulations man is awarded a regulation revolver. This is nn Incentive for them To do their best in school. "After the preliminary schooling the ordinances of the city provide that the commanding officers of each precinct continue the Instruction of officers, and every day a few minutes Is devoted to calisthenics under tbe leadership of a sergeant. "The transformation from fat offl. cers to athletes in the New York de pnrtinent has been going on for ten men of the county furm bureau, and the county agent. " If a suggestion made to the city council und now being considered by the ways and means committee should he ndopted the city of Great Falls next winter will engage In the retail coal business, disposing of fuel to the peo pie of the city at actual cost. D. M. Delmes, Victoria cross winner, held at Aberdeen. Wash., for a crime of forgery committed In 1914, said that he had hoped through his war record in France to wipe out his past. He said he had honed to die In France, years. Every possible encouragement but he came out only wounded. Is given the policeman to keep In first class condition. NEW WIRELESS 12,500 MILES Bordeaux Station to Reach Colonies All Over the World. French Paris. The new wireless station tu he erected at Croix d'HIns near Bor deaux will have a sending radius of diet, also of that place, cUtiming that A disastrous fire occurred at Re liance, Wyo., when the warehouse of the Union Pacific Coal company wai destroyed. The loss Is approximately $14.1H.K. The origin of the fire Is not known. The structure will be rebuilt at once. It's worth ?25,000 to be called an I. W. W., believes Arthur A. Peter sou of Billings. He has filed suit for that amount against Joseph Bene- 12,riOU miles, accoriiing to the Excel sior, it win lie ono or the most pow erful wireless stations la the world, the paper adds, with five times tbe strength of the Eiffel Tower three times thnt of Lyons and twice that f Nnum. The station will have a capac ity of 72.000 words dally and will reach ail the French colonies through out, the world. -' ' Young 'oyrlder, Sharon, Pa. "BU'.y Burns, threi ears of age, can lay claim to being one of the country s youngest joyrid ers. A machine drove up In front ot the Burns home recently and Ilttl Billy got aboard the running board and clung on to the extra tire. When the driver started away he failed to notice the child and carried him five miles Meanwhile the Burn family had thi police hunting for supposed kid naper. the hitter circulated malicious reports concerning him. - The sheriff and several deputy sher iffs of Sweetwater county caught a bootlegging party neur Hock Springs Wyo. The men had liquor . In their, possession to the value of $1200. Two automobiles were confiscated. More than a thousand persons, the majority of whom are aliens, applied for registration In the evening classes at the West High school at Salt Lake at the opening session lust week. ' The army and web worms have been doing considerable dauit ge In the beet fields of Madison county, Idaho. The county farm bureau agent. In coopera tion with representatives of the sugar company, gave demonstrations of pest control, by spraying with lead arsenate. Results Indicated that the worm could :e eliminated by ihe use of the spray, with proper equipment K i I h i t.i., ;i 15 s. 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