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REDS TO GET STAR PITCHER
American League Twirier Part of
Price for Release of Chance—
Has Three Good Ones.
Joe Tinker, who has signed his con
tract as manager of the Cincinnati
expects to have one of the lead
ling pitching staffs in the National
'league. He now has three high class
men in Suggs, Benton and Fromme,
•and looks for a fourth from the Amer
The American league executive
ipromised Garry Herrmann a star
twirier if he completed the deal ma
Iking Frank Chance a free agent. This
[was part of the trade.
Who the flinger will be that Herr
imann is to get from the American
lleague is not known. President John
Ison has not consented to turn him
tover immediately, but will do so be
fore the baseball season begins. He
lis expected to be a prominent hurler
jin the younger organization. Herr
imann is enthusiastic over the deal,
and believes the new twirier will aid
iTinker immensely in keeping the Reds
at the top of the first division in the
National league race.
"I felt confident all along that I
•would secure Tinker," said Herrmann,
"and now that it is all over I believe
I got the better of the deal. Three
of the five players we have released to
the Cubs we couldn't use. We never
had Corridon, we wouldn't have re
tained Knisely and Humphries isn't
fast enough for major league company.
iMitchell haB been a faithful, hard
working player in the Reds' employ,
but we had to let him go to swing the
deal. Phelan, too, is a first-class in
fielder, but, like Mitchell, we were
forced to give him up. I will have a
istar American league pitcher shortly
as part of the deal, so I think we have
:fared very well."
New Minor League.
Another minor league is hatching.
Western New York and Pennsylvania
jtowns want baseball. Bradford, Mead
ville, Greenville, Kane, Warren and
•Oil City in Pennsylvania and James
town, Corning, Hornell and Olean, N.
Y., are the towns most prominently
mentioned as candidates for berths.
8peaker Was Busy Fielder.
Tris Speaker was the busiest out
'llelder in the league. The Red Sox
star fly chaser toojc care of 407
TWO FORMER WINDY CITY IDOLS
Joe Tinker and Fielder Jones.
During the recent annual meeting of the American league, held in Chi
cago, two players of national fame met by chance and held a "fanning bee."
Tinker, who has signed as manager of the Cincinnati Reds, was for years
the star shortstop of the champion Cubs, and Jones, who is now president
of the Pacific Northwest league, was manager and center fielder of the
Larry McLean may wind up with
the Cardinals next summer.
Connie Mack will increase the price
of seats at his park next season.
Billy Papke is enjoying himself put
ting alleged fighters from France to
Art Irwin, the Yankees' scout, has
been appointed business manager of
Garry Hermann is some pinochle
shark. He also considers himself
Charlie Frank of the New Orleans
club says he is satisfied with the Peli
can pitching staff.
The Washington Americans will
play an exhibition game with the Cin
cinnati Reds on March 30.
Hans Wagner says he has to play
one more year, anyhow, just to win
back that batting leadership.
Give Ty Cobb Tris Speaker's arm
and you will have to look no farther
to find the greatest of all time.
Bat Nelson admits his skypiece is a
bit soiled, but modestly writes col
umns about its being in the ring.
Manager Mike Kelly is one of the
greatest ...leaders who knows how to
get publicity out of absolute silence.
Harry Gasper, the former Cincin
nati pitcher, says he is done with
baseball. That's what they all say.
"Old Cy" Young wants to pitch for
Atlanta next season. If he does, it
will be his twenty-third year on the
Larry Cheney of the Cubs holds a
pretty fair record. He pitched in 42
games. He started and finished 28 of
It is reported that the Louisville
team of the American association will
serve as a farm for the Pittsburg
"Rip" Hagerman, leading pitcher of
the Lincoln club, has been sold to the
Portland club of the Pacific Coast
Already several baseball managers
are willing to concede their club is
strong enough to finish in the second
Calvo Signs Contract.
Manager Griffith has received the
signed contract of Jacinto Calvo. The
young Cuban sent a letter to Griff
written in Spanish. "They did not
touch Spanish where I went to
school," said the Old Fox, "so I can't
translate the missive. However, as
he signed his contract, I guess every
thing is all right."
"Farmer" Burns' Advice.
"Farmer" Burns advises parents to
forbid their boys using cigarettes and
start them wrestling and boxing. This
veteran trainer thinks the Y. M. C. A
is the place for his boys when out of
school, and "Farmer." is a wise old
Glory for All.
not get all
the glory. What's the matter with
signing up Mercer, Thorpe, Pumpelly
and Brickley to do a turn in vaude*
Lajoie Going Back?
It is rumored that Larry Lajoie had
his salary cut Larry says he is
worth as much now as ever. He was
getting something around $10,000.
STUDENTS TO PLAY BASEBALL
Illinois Senate Would Permit Col
legians to Receive Coin for Their
Prowess on* the Diamond.
The University of Illinois senate Is
sued a report of its recommendations
to the western "intercollegiate confer
ence on the question of,amateurism,
which recommendations are now be
ing considered by the conference
board. While the senate dffl not
countenance playing in organized ball
or as a regular thing, its stand is
that occasional playing on organized
teams for money is not'wrong.
The University of Illinois recom
mends the amendment of rute 5 so
that it shall read as follows:
"A student shall be ineligible to
represent his college or university in
any intercollegiate athletic contest
under the folldwing conditions:
"(A)—If he is or has been a mem
ber of any team playing under the na
tional agreement of professional base
ball clubs or has engaged in contests
with teams playing under this agree
"(B)—If he is or has been a mem
ber of any so-called outlaw team.
"(C)—If he has played on any team
regularly for a salary, so that playing
has been his vocation or principal
calling for the period of his associa
tion with said team.
"(D)—If he has ever drawn a salary
for nominal service in some alleged
employment while his athletic work
has been really his main service.
"(E)—If he is or has at any time
during his college course been a
member of any athletic team of any
"(F)—If he is receiving or has at
any time received compensation as
coach, trainer or instructor in physi
"(G)—If in term time he engages
in athletic contests as a representa
tive of any athletic organization not
connected with the college."
The University of Illinois also pro
poses that in place of an eligibility
committee in each university, which
passes on eligibility of students in
that university, there be created a
single comftrfttee from the various
universities to rule finally upon ques
tions of eligibility, and in doing so
to enforce the true spirit of amateur
ism without regard to trivial infrac
CAREER OF ENGLISH FIGHTER
Matt Wells, Former Lightweight
Champion of Great Britain, Has
Had Few Fights.
Matt Wells, the former lightweight
champion of Great Britain, has prob
ably fought fewer battles as a pro
fessional than any other fighter who
ever held the premiership. From
1904 to 1907 he held the amateur
lightweight championship of England.
His first fight as a professional was
with Croix, the French welterweight
chapipion. After winning a number
of other bouts of minor importance,
Wells came to America early in 1910.
He engaged in several bouts on this
side with success, and upon his re
turn to England he defeated Freddie
Welsh, the British title holder, in
twenty rounds. After winning the
championship Wells paid a second
visit to America and while here boxed
no-decision bouts with Leach Cross,
Pal Moore, Dick Hyland, Willie
Moody, "Knockout" Brown, and Abe
Attel. Several weeks ago in London
Welsh regained the championship
from Wells in a twenty-round con
Baumgardner Is Speediest.
The latest pitcher who has more
speed than Walter Johnson is Baum
gardner. Inasmuch as Johnson is al
ways the standard of comparison for
the speedy boys, the suspicion takes
hold that after all Johnson has the
greatest supply of smoke when it
comes to actual facts.
Jacobson Is Real Giant.
You who have seen Bill Lange.
Larry McLean, Orvie Overall, Jeff
Tesreau and many other big fellows,
and think you have seen a big ball
player, want to wait until you get a
good flash at Baby Jacobson, who will
get a try-out with the Giants next
Don't Want Chance.
A report that President Barry of
the Los Angeles Coast league club
sought Frank Chance to manage his
Los Angeles club is denied by Barry.
Hartsell to Live In Toledo.
"Topsy" Hartsell, manager of the
Toledo team, has moved to that city,
and says be will live there.
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North Dakota State iNews in Con
Wahpeton—Plans are under way
for the merging of the Wahpeton
Commercial and the Wahpeton Boost
ers clubs. The latter includes the
younger business men.
Garrison.—Sympathy for Miss Clara
Olin, a blind musician of this place,
resulted in $182, a town lot and a silk
quilt being given her at an entertain
ment. The money will be used for
her musical instruction and there is a
plan to create a sufficient fund that
will insure the completion of her musi
Grand Forks.—James Twamley,
playing Santa Claus, nearly met death
by fire, when the cotton used in his
disguise took fire from candles at
tached to the tree giveri for children
of the Congregational church. Only
the prompt action of a member of
the audience in throwing a coat about
Twamley saved him from death.
Bottineau.—School officers of Bot
tineau county held their annual meet
ing in this city Friday and Saturday.
President-elect A. G. Crane of the
Minot normal school was the princi
pal speaker. To show conditions in
rural schools of this state, Superin
tendent F. R. Barnes of the Wahpe
ton schools used a stereopticon to il
lustrate good results obtained by new
Goodrich.—Horsethieves are oper
ating again in the central and western
section of the state. Andrew Almar,
living one mile from this city, had
three horses stolen from his barn,
while in southern Morton county four
teen horses were stolen from a farm
er.. These are the first horse thefts
in about three years, or since the
Allen gang in northwestern North
Dakota was broken up.
Alexander. The mild weather
proved a hardship for the freight men
and grain haulers between here and
Williston. The thaw melted the ice
and made a long drive through deep
water before* solid ice in the middle
of the Missouri furnished better foot
ing. The Commercial club of Willis
ton took the matter up and construct
ed a pontoon bridge to answer the
purpose till colder weather arrives.
Kenmare.—The officials have placed
Robert and William Manke under ar
rest on suspicion of having shot John
Bird about a month ago. Having
missed grain from a building some
distance from his home, Bird planned
to watch the place. One night on ar
rival there he found he had been pre
ceded by two men with teams. He
was fired upon and knocked down by
a bullet in the shoulder. The men
escaped without his being able to
Grand Forks.—On the eve of Christ
mas a new tragedy has been thrust
upon the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. H.
Bird of this city, the sixth member of
the family being stricken by scarlet
fever. The first of the children died
after a two-day illness, and in rapid
succession four other children and the
mother were stricken by the disease,
Vincent Bird, 10 years old, being the
latest victim, and he is in a critical
condition. The mother and three
Dther children are recovering.
Jamestown. Death from natural
causes was the verdict of the coroner's
jury that investigated circumstances
3urrounding the case of Fred Wolf,
who was found dead in his home in
this city. For five days the man had'
not been noticed in his usual haunts,
and when a visit was made to his
home, doors and windows were found
barred. Officials broke in and found
his body, entirely nude, upon the bed.
There was a slight abrasion over one
aye, evidently caused by a fall.
Mandan.—Should physical disability
and financial misfortune be in exten
uation of the violations of the prohi
tiibtion law is the question Michael
Rafferty has put up to the officials^
Rafferty sent a communication to a,
local paper in which he recited hi^
thirty years' residence in Mandanr hia
hard work till be lost his arm and
physical illness which incapacitated
him for strenuous work. He related
his horror of becoming a public charge
and how finally in extremest despera
tion to support his wife and two chil
dren threatened with cotS and hun.
ger, he violated the state prohibition
law, was arrested, admitted his guilt
and was sentenced.
Minot.—The entire business an
manufacturing district of Minot wai
threatened with destruction Christ-*'
mas night by fire, which destroyed
the plant of the Minot Foundry com*
pany, while the city was temporarily
without protection, owing to a broken
water main. The building of the
Minot Sash & Door company, which
adjoins the burned structure, was
saved by firemen, who only could use
a chemical engine. The loss is esti
mated at ?15
,000 insurance, $5,000.
The principal water main of Minot
broke early Wednesday and the city
has been without water since. The
blaze had a good start when the fire
apparatus arrived. The fire is be
lieved to have been started by an
overheated stove in the office.
Tioga. Peder Giske was shot
through the body by a rifle bullet,
which is thought to have pierced his
lung. He had a steer to slay and
dress and invited a neighbor to as
sist. Giske was holding the steer so
the neighbor could shoot it. The ani
mal suddenly jerked to one side and
threw Giske in line with the bullet
just as the shot was fired.
Carpio.—Clarence Nyhr has pur
chased the engine of the monoplane
wrecked at Minot last summer and
is constructing a machine along orig
inal lines. Experts say it appears to
he a success.
Inch in Diameter.
(By G. B. STTBWORTH.)
The wood user's need of a reliable
means of recognizing commercial
-woods has become greatly empha
sized in recent years because of the
enormous demand for standard kinds
and species of woods. This increased
use is necessitating, in some cases,
the substitution of similar or entirely
different woods for many of the well
known and long-used ones, the sup
plies of which no longer meet the
Some of the substitutes offered are
as good as standard timberS, while
others are inferior to them. How
ever this may be, the frequent dis
covery by consumers that they have
not received the woods ordered has
led to a great many difficulties and to
serious controversies involving ex
In many Instances manufacturers
believe that in substituting, for ex
ample, the woods of several different
species of the white oak for that of
the true white oaTt, they are doing
no Injustice to purchasers, and this
belief is reasonably supported by
facts. Much depends upon the uses
made of the timber.
No one could deny that for some
purposes the woods of the con oak,
overcup oak, post oak, bur oak irnd
Blue Oak. The Rate of Growth of
This Tree Requires From Fifteen
to Twenty Years to Grow One
swamp white oak are as good as that
of white oak. But the substitution,
for example, of the somewhat similar
black and red oaks for true white
oak is less easily defended, because
these substitutes are very different in
quality from any of the white-oak
With numerous oaks, therefore, as
with many other woods, the consumer
has 'occasion to distinguish, such
superficial characters as color,•feel,
odor, hardness, weight, etc., cannot
be depended upon alone as distinctive,
because they vary not only with the
age of the tree but also according to
the soil in which the tree grew and
the season and manner of cutting.
The butt log differs from the top log,
the heartwood from the sapwood, and
the wood of a rapidly grown tree from
that of a less rapidly, grown one of
the same species.
While the practical woodworker rec
ognizes the woods with which con
In quantity of milk produced, Ayr
Bhires will probably rank next to the
Holstein-Friesian. Th£ cows owned
by the Wyoming Agricultural college
averaged last year something over
8,000 pounds apiece, while herds aver
aging better than 6,000 pounds are not
uncommon. In percentage of butter
fat, the breed stands between the Hoi
stein and the Jersey or Guernsey, 3.6
to 4.5 per cent covering the bulk of
the fluctuation. The fat globules
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IDENTIFICATION OF AMERICAN WOODS
RECENTLY BECOME GREATLY EMPHASIZED
User's Need of ReliableJllleans of Recognizing Commercial Tim
ber Increases Because of Oemand for Standard Species—
Many Expensive Lawsuits Result From Controversies.
stant work has made him familiar.)
his knowledge of other woods is neces
sarily limited. Confronted with the
necessity of distinguishing the few
oak woods he knows from a larger
number of different species, the char
acters he has long and safely relied
upon are often insufficient because
they may be common to the wood of
some of the oaks with which he is up
familiar. Thus a carefully selected,
well-seasoned piece of water oak (Q.
nigra) may be so similar in color and
general appearance to some grades of
white oak as to deceive not a few
unacquainted with the structural char
acteristics of all our oaks.
Another difficulty that may be en
countered by one who depends en
tirely upon an empirical knowledge of
woods is to prove his convictions re
garding the identity of a wood. For
want of exact knowledge of the ana
tomical characteristics of the wood in
question, he can only insist upon his
opinion. It happens in actual practice
that one inspector passes as white
oak a shipment composed of white
oak, black oak and red oak, and his
judgment is challenged by another
inspector, yet in such an event nei
ther is able to do more than assert
It must not be understood that a
study of the structural characters of
woods always renders identification
easy. It is sometimes extremely diffi
cult to find characters that distinguish
the woods of closely related trees,
which may be abundantly distinct in
their flowers, fruit and foliage. It is
comparatively easy to point out simple
characters which distinguish oak from
other woods. Moreover, it is not diffi
cult to1' find characters that will sepa
rate the white oaks (annual fruiting
species) from the black and red oaks
(biennial fruiting species). The task,
however, of pointing out easily ob
served distinctions that can be relied
upon to separate the woods of differ
ent species of white oaks, black oaks
and red oaks is difficult, and, in a few
instances, impossible without the aid
of the high magnifying power of a
compound microscope. This is because
some of thf minute structural charac
ters easily demonstrated when great
ly magnified cannot be seen under the
low magnifying power of a simple
Of the approximately 300 different
species of oaks known in the world
about 53 occur within the United
States. Thirty-five include all of the
commercially, useful ones and a num
ber of other species, the woods of
which are likely to become more or
less useful in the future. The remain
ing fifteen species are of inferior qual
ity or the trees occur in such limited
quantities as to be of little or no eco
Selecting Seed Corn.
AYRSHIRE IS EXCELLENT MILK PRODUCER
The state of Minnesota has taken
official notice of the idea of better
seed corn, and the governor set aside
a week in which the farmers wer»
asked to go one day into their fields
and choose their seed corn for next
small and the milk makes an excel1
lent quality of cheeBe.
The cattle are extremely hardy and
gdod rustlers, often winning out
where other breedB would have diffi
culty in gaining a foothold. They are
rather slow in coming to maturity,
but their period of usefulness is a
long one. Crossed on common stock,
they show marked prepotency and
materially improve the milking quali
ties of the offspring.