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V- 3 Off Ji $* unl ." vi) 11 ft' -. (U.M .id op asiv.t! •Vi^ejiSv is !:•*. "jt eii HI" IS i\ Wft' Rev Arnold was an Andubon shopper- Friday. Mrs. Kittell came np Monday eve ning for a short visit Chet Dustin took Cameron Rosa9 team, to him, Tuesday. Thelma and Leo Gray .spent Sat urday at the Mease home. Mrs. Petersen and Yeda were Manmng shoppers Monday. Mrs. CharleB McLaphlin was a Manning shopper Saturday. Mrs. Higgins went out to -her son, Jesse's for a visit Saturday. Mrs. Rogers spent Sunday with her son, Frank and friends. Rev. Arnold will deliver a Memor ial Address next Sunday evening at the U. B. Church. Miss Myrtle Mease of Kansas ar rived last week to visit her uncle, Oil Mease and family. Farrell and '.ii. Edison j^, Mullen went to Manning to the Ma- Case after case of new and nobby Spring Oxfords are being received daily at this store—A monster line to select from, representing the popular styles and desirable leathers. This line is adapted specially to the young men's trade and we extend a special invitation to investigate new spring models. $3.50„..$4.00...$4.50....$5.00 New Silk Hosiery for spring. .50c Nobby Neck Wear, attractive creations 50c E. D.Cotton 11 Mrs. Audup and Alice Branstratter were Audubon visitors Saturday. Ed Rice and Cameron Ross went to Coon Rapids Monday evening. Pons Swartz and Harry Lanben der were Audubon visitors Snnday. Mrs. Ora Corner went to Carroll and spent a couple of dayB last week. Mr. Mc the sonic Lodge Monday night. X1 .George Lacy went to. Marshall town and brought his father down for a visit from the Soldiers Home. Mro. Mease and little granddaugh ter went up to Spirit Lake Tuesday to visit her daughter and family, Lou Stetzel's.,-5C The Junior Ball team of Temple ton came Saturday afternoon and played with our boys. Gray beat them O to 2. Floyd Coppersmith got .badly hurt in the eye. 5: They Are Here The New Century Leverless Riding Cultivator. It is Springless and Self Balancing. The best piece of machinery ever taken into a cornfield for the cul tivation of corn. You will have to try it out, to say so too. We also keep the old stand bys, the Avery and the Deere. They have been in your field so long that you know them. They are no. experiment in Audu dubon County. an on iv at or so famous throughout Iowa for its easiness to handle its superiority in its work. It's one of the best. In fact we keep nothing else. i? In Hay Loaders, we have the New Deere, Gear leas and Hawkeye. These machines are the best on the market and when you purchase either one, you will have the satisfaction of knowing there is nothing better. Mrs. Frank Welch and baby of Guthrie County have been visiting their relatives around here the past week. Miss Mae McLaughlin's school closed last Friday with a picnic. The Gray school will close this Fri day with a picnic. Miss Ethel Lewis of Manning spent Saturday and Sunday with her grandmother and other relatives and friends south of town. John Welch got quite a gash cut in his forehead Friday morning. He was up on a high load of «obs and when trying to pull the break, "fell off, the spring seat falling on him striking him in the forehead. AUDUBON TWP. Willie Ludwig is working for John Martin. Howard Parrott is working for Joe Wheeler. Mr. Sam Jensen marketed hogs in Exira Monday. Roy Coll was a Sunday visitor at the Jess Parker home. John Martin was delivering corn to Littlefield Brothers Monday. John Littlefield lost a fine horse with the distemper one day last week Clyde Boehme and family spent Sunday at the Henry Stepheson home. Mrs. Herman Wedemeyer and daughter, Clara were Omaha visitors a few days last week. Warning To Railroad Men E. S. Bacon, II Bast St., Bath, Me., seuus out this warning to railroaders: "A conductor on the railfbad, my work caused a chronic inflamation of the kid neys and I was miserable and all played out. A friend advised Foley Kidney Pills and from the day I commenced taking thorn I began to regain my strength. The inflamation cleared and 1 am far better than I have been for twen ty years. The weakness and diazy spells area thing ot the past and I highly re commend Foley Kidney Pills." For sale by all druggists. For twenty-five years, they have been trying to find a mower that is better than the McCormick, Deering, or Dane, but it has not been done. H. A. & Co. EXIRA, IOWA J, iMa Jl, MU UU JIJII.J'IIW CAP" I zrn Vs ANSON'S FORTY YEARS IN BASEBALL Dedicated to all my old comrade and lovert of the sport, who have made the game what it is today, and to all those who will con tinue to "play ball" after we old timers have struck out for the last time. ADRIAN C. ANSON. Coj» rleht. 1911, by tho HcClur* NVwypunpr STrdlp&'c 11 Britain and CHAPTER III. I Win My First Baseball Triumph. Although I succeeded after return ing from college in impressing father with the belief that in his baseball loving son he had an heir who was really worth while, most of the good citizens of Marshalltown did not agree with him. If the vote had been taken I should probably have been branded as a pretty poor excuse of a boy, with never a serious thought for anything except the new game. Of course I had lots of friends—such boys always do have—but they were all of the kind that liked sport better than the regulation business life. I didn't "pass unnoticed by" any how, I was continually doing some thing to promote gossip, making some grand stand play that kept the Aneon family in the publlo eye. One of my efforts in this direction—one which came very near resulting in a riot was the direct result of my devotion to baseball. Father had given the 1'"^ for a public square In the center of jthe town, and it had been beautified with trees and a good deal of shrub bery. It was really beginning to a very fair park and the people wore taking a good deal of pride in it when, one day, I conceived the idea that it would make a first class ball ground. The more I thought ot It the more at tractive the scheme became, and I finally resolved to carry it out with out asking the advloe of any one. I had never, shown a decided fond ness for the xx, but one morning I rose at early daybreak and went to work at those trees with a "move on" that would have astonished the good folks who believed that the only kind of hard labor I would tackle was base ball. By the time people were stir ring I had cleared a space in that carefully tended public resort big enough to play ball in, and the evi dences of my vandalism were scat tered all over the plot. Did I hear anything drop? I don't mind telling you that I did. If the citi zens of that law-abiding town had fol lowed their eaF-ii^st impulseB I should probably have been lynched. I don't think I have ever been the object of 60 much Indignant criticism, even on the NO OR, SULTAN COUJC2AR» LD HAVE BEEW MORE A05Olute W.ff ball field. It seemed to me that about every man, woman and child in town rose up and called me—just the oppo site of blessed. Even the universal craze for the game which had seized the place was forgotten In the spasm of outraged civic virtue that con fronted me. And Just about that time a fresh possibility—one that I had neglected to consider carefully—stood out be fore me in a threatening attitude. How would the old gentleman over In the hotel on the opposite side of the square, the publlo-splrited cltleen who had donated the land to the town, take it? It struck me all in a heap that there might be something doing In that direction. So It was with fear and trembling that 1 sneaked back to the Anson house. To mjr great surprise and relief the old gentleman did not take sides with the town people. Instead of that he actually commended me jfor what. I had done, declaring that the' ground couldn't be put to better use. Then he proposed that we take the team right over and dedicate the new ball ground with a good stiff practice. Even before Sturgls and I went to Notre Dame the Marshalltown base ball team had made quite a reputation throughout the state. At Waterloo, where a tournament waa held In 1867, our players had beaten everything that stood up against them. At Belle Plalne, the following year, they put In an appearance to contest for a silk flag offered by the ladles ot that town, and raoh waa their fame that the other olubs refused to enter the oon tott- unless they were allowed the odd^of six Bfttout as against the regu- lar three. Uven with this handicap the Marshalltown boys bore off the flag in triumph. When they got home the whole town turned out to receive ^them. There was certainly a hot time in the old town that night. I shall never forget the feeling of envy that filled my youthful breast when I saw how those fallows were treated while I, who was only a member of the Junior nine, couldn't come in for a slice of it. Just before we went to Notre Dame Sturgis and I were promoted to the first nine, and it was a proud day for us when we took our places with the team. With father playing third base, my brother at centerfleld and myself on second base, the Anson family was fairly well represented on that pioneer organization, and as the team held the state championship for several years it Is only fair to infer that the Ansons did their share of the good work. While we were at Notre Dame— I'm not saying that our absence had anything to do with It, although lots of other folks did say so—that Mar shalltown team struck a hoodoo. I shall never forget how hot I was when the news came to us at school that the Des Moines team had gone to Marshalltown and captured that flag, which we had all come to regard as our own exclusive property. I am not saying that I studied very hard on any day, but I don't mind telling you that I quit altogether when that tough news came, and so did Sturgls. From that time until the close of the year we spent all our recreation periods, and any other time we could manage to appropriate, in hard practice. Our chief aim in life at that moment was to snatch that trophy from the hands of the enemy. About the first thing I did after I reached home was to start In to re organize the heme team. Everybody jwaa feeling mighty glum over the fall down of the olub, but I put on a cheer ful front and soon succeeded in reviv ing some of the old symptoms. Father took off his coat and jumped right In with a whqpp, and ft wasn't long be fore we had things humming. I didn't wait for anybody to ask me to assume the direction of the business I waded Hght in on my own responsibility, and no one seemed to object. When I re call the arbitrary manner in which I run that ball business it makes me smile no czar or sultan could have been more absolute. How those ma ture citizens submitted to be dictated to by a mere boy like'"myself Is more that I can understand. I guess my nerve must have hypnotized them. When I thought It was time to turn the trick we challenged the Dea Moines team for the trophy, and It •was arranged that we should go to the capital and try to capture It. When we went to the railroad station to take the train almost the entire popu lation of the town turned out to see us off and I realized the big responsi bility the Anson family had shoul dered so cheerfully. It made me shud der. to think what would happen should we be obliged to return with out that trophy. For Just a moment I weakened I wondered if I hadn't been just a little bit fresh in putting myself Into such a position. Only a moment, however my nerva came back as quickly as It went, and With it an extra supply that made me feel the victory was already ours. '"Get ready for a big blowout tonight!" I called out as. the trol^pulled out. At that^moment*the possibility of defeat never occurred to me. That trophy was already won and once again in the possession of Its legitimate owtk ers. Fortunately for me,. It turned out that way. We carried that conquering* hero front right into the heart of the hostile hosts that awaited us. On our arrival at the capital we found almost as much excitement as we had left be hind us. Our preparation to retake the trophy had been no secret, and the Des Moines team knew that the battle would be a hot one. .Never was a game .more fiercely contested. Excitement ran so high that we were on the point of being mobbed several times. I don't mind telling you that the Anson family came in for a lion's share of the popular criticism. Father was at his best that day and really played a game that would have qualified him for membership on a league team. He and I were on the bases and Sturgis was in the field doing splendid work. It was a great day for the Anson boys, including dad. We won, too. When we returned to the old town that night, with grimy faces and throats semi-paralyzed by constant yelling, the proprietor of the Anson house carried that coveted silk en trophy pinned safely to his Bhlrt front At first sight of that symbol of our victory the Marshalltown pub* lice went Into spasms of delight. We were welcomed as heartily and aa vociferously as if we had saved the t?wn trosLgome. ruthless Invader.. If there had been any keys to offer us 1 •m sure we. should have had the free dom of the. city. As it was, we had the best the town afforded and every* thing waa wide open and free aa heaven's breeaee. I don't mind tell Ing you that It was a great night tor the -Anson, family. And I truly be lieve that I .was forgiven then and there, by the most obdurate for turn ing the town park Into a baseball grounds. CHAPTER IV. I Enter the Professlenal Ranks. I am not saying that I should prob ably have chosen some other life work if the professional Forest Olty Base ball club ot Rockford, III., had not happened to stop over at Marshall* town while on one of Its exhibition tonus through Iowa after the olose of the, regular season,, but the fact re- maTns thaf It" was tTiie to tnar crrcum stance that I made my entry into tho professional game at the time I did. How the Forest. Oitys happened to come to Marshalltown is mother story. I have seen several amtisiti? versions of it in the newspaper"! but 1 11 1 1 1 1 A -•'-i.rt DOUBLED it hab always struck me that the story told by A. G. Spalding, who was the pitcher for the Forest Citys at the time, is the most romantic. It may lack substance, but it is so picturesque that I will give it. "Back in the early seventies." says Spalding, "I was playing with the For est Citys of Rockford, 111., which was that season one of the strongest teams in the country. One day during the summer we received a letter from a man who signed himself Anson. It was written at Marshalltown. Ia., and its object was to secure a visit from the Forest Citys to Marshalltown. Mr. Anson modestly stated in his letter that they had a baseball team at that place whose members were of the firm •ad unanimous opinion that they could under the most favorable circum stances play the Forest Citys several close games. If we would fix upon a few dates'In the near future Mr. An son's club would insure us a warm Welcome to Marshalltown and a lively time while we tarried 'within their hospitable gates. "The result was an acceptance and the naming of a date for the following •week. When the time came our team, accompanied by half a dozen Chicago drummers, ran over to Marshalltown to have some fun with the country team. "As soon as we got to the hotel the Chicago drummers began to look around for some bets on the game. Somewhat to their surprise, they had no trouble to find numerous men and citizens of Marshalltown ready to back their club at odds. The favorite bet was even money that we would not beat the home team two to one. "By the time the game began our players and the Chicago drummers had covered about all the spare money there was in the town, and ex citement ran high. Business was prac tically suspended for the afternoon and everybody went to the ball ground to see the great contest. "One-third of the home nine was composed of the Ansons. The old man played first base, one son played third and his other son' guarded sec ond base. And I assure you they made a formidable Infield. "Before the first inning was over Anson pere almost scared me sense less. I was pitching and the old man was the first man to face me. The ball was new and rather hard to handle. The first ball delivered went dangerously close to Pa Anson's head. He dodged and then gave me a look which sent the blood to my heart In a rush. The look unnerved me. for the second ball pitched hit him with a 'dull, sickening thud' In the vicinity of the short ribs. "It doubled him up for a moment and then he made a dash toward me with his bat in hand. I am satisfied now that I would have fled at his aw ful approach had my strength not been paralyzed by the terror of the situation. As it was, my inability to budge probably saved me. Holding his bat In one hand and shaking the other fist under my nose Mr. Anson shoulted, 'Young fellow, did you do that on purpose?' "I assured him on my honor that it was an accident, and after receiving an abject apology he returned to the plate muttering and shaking his head. Throughout all the game thereafter I kept the ball well away from his gi gantic person. "Well, we beat them, I think by the •core of 17 to. 8. The Ansons had lost, all the spare cash they could raise. The town was filled with gloom that night, for the Ansons were mighty in that oo mm unity and the citizens mourned with tho Ansons over their lois." Now I shouldn't give so much space to this story were It for the fact that the author of It la so largely In the publlo eye, has shown himself to be such a many-aided man and Is so Inseparably connected with the rlso and progress of the game In thla country. Famous aa a baseball play er, successful as a dealer In sporting goods, a winner In the political field— all that Is going some but when the final glory of literary genius is added —there's a total for youl Of oourse It adds a lot to the Interest of the story to know that my father always declared It to be pure fiotlpo, but that doesn't lessen the author's reputation as an artist. When the Rookford club oame to town on the never-to-b»for«otte«i oo- -A lf»-| *te-' Makes Home Baking Easy oval s•• POWDER Absolutely Pure Tho oniy baking powdof made from Royal Grapo Cream of Tartar HO ALIIM,NO LIME PHOSPHATE casion a lot of Chicago sports All that winter Sager and I prac ticed many hours a day in the loft ot our barn. I had resolved to become an expert In the ball business and I was given every encouragement by my lather and the balHovlng citizens of *i.y native town. I-' (To be Continued.) Foley Kidney Pills take hold of your system aod help you to .rid ^yourself of yonr doagging backache, dull headache, nervousness, impaired eyesight and of all the ills resulting from the impaired action of your kidneys and bladder. Re member it is Foley Kidney Pflls that do this. For sale by all druggists Go Slow .-S3^r. Slll?: 'I v'4v isli showed up, and they wanted to wager their simoleons that we would be beaten by a score of from 8 to 20 to 1. They found a good many takers among tho town folks, who had a lot of confi dence in our ability to hold the Forest Citys' score down to a low figure. Tho whole town turned loose to see tho game, and the home team felt con elderably elated when, at the end of the ninth Inning, the score stood at 1 to 3 in the enemy's favor. The visitors and their following were disgusted with the good showing we made, and they wanted to arrange for another game next day, offering to cancel a game ..already scheduled. At that second game they beat us by a score of 35 to 5. and my father al ways declared that they did It by re covering the liveliest kind of a "Bounding Rock" ball with a 'Ryan, dead balP cover. I didn't see them do it, but I do remember that the stitching oh. that ball was different from anything I had ever seen. It was a mighty clever trick if they real ly did It. Anyway, they made the' discovery that we could play ball: That same fall, when Rockford was organizing a new professional team, father re ceived a bid for tho whole Anson fam ily. Of course he could not leave his business even to become a profession al ball player, and he needed Sturgls to help him so I was the only avail able vAnson, and I signed with the For est Citys at a salary of $66 a month, which In those days was regarded as fairly good pay for a ball player, es pecially one who was only eighteen and a novice. Two other members of the team I had organized, Sager and Haskins* were also engaged, to play «n the Rockford team, and I looked at that as a tribute to the Anson base ball judgment. 1 'Vs 111 iiflp I® about selecting V' the feed you give your chicks Success depends much on this move. Don't buy until you have seen Purina Chick Feed Saves Baby Chicks A pure, swee£ mixture of sound Brains and over a dozen varieties of appetising field seeds. It is ground to tapt tbe proper degree of fineness and i* screened clean of all meal and waste matter. It doesn't pay to experiment with cheap Of unknown feeds. Use Purina Chick Feed that you know will save yonr baby chicks and insure rapid gags. rowth. Sold only ia Checkerboard FOR SALE BY E. D. Cotton Bonano IN SICKNESS Eureka, 111., March 11-11. "I recently had sickness in my family and find that your ill- onano conies ia very handy as a nourish ing drink for the sick. 1 enclose dollar bill for which please send me four more cans." Original of above in our tiles. All testimonials published are volun tary and unsolicited. Trial package makes 10 cups. Sent jpostpaid for 2c stamp. International Banana Food Co. Ohioago, 111. sigf Is!