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Mrs. Tyler Thompson of Missoula had tbe field to herself In the race for president of the Montana Federation or Women's Clubs. At a business meeting of the tenth annual convention of the Montana State Aerie of Eagles, Will Logan of Missoula was elected state president. The absence of a state reform acbool was emphasise d In Carson when a boy 17 years of age was placed In the penitentiary to serve a sentence for robbery. Nets Fa'tnrdy, a Manhattan, Nevada, freighter, is mourning the loss of two horses, a wagon and a load of hay. as tbe result of coming In contact with an electric wire. A report of one of the richest min eral strikes ever made In Montana has been received from the Pat Dowl ing mine at Bernice, near Basin. Four tons of ore ran $38,000 to the ton or $112.000 Governor Stewart has modified his recent quarantine proclamation aimed to keep the alfalfa weevil out of Montana, by extending tbe time when It shall become effective as against Utah from July 1 to August 1, Ed son 8. Wells, aged 72, la dead at Hutte. He was engineer of the first ♦. ain pulled Into Butte on the narrow guage road of tbe Utah A Northern and the engineer of the first trainload of ore by rail from Anaconda hill. R. W. Graeme, wanted by the fed eral authorities at Phoenix, Arts., in connection with tbe smuggling of an aeroplane across tbe boundary line Into Mexico last month, was arrested by a United States deputy marshal ni Beattie. Western Washington's contingent of the 164 Gettysburg veterans who will represent that state at the battlefield célébration. left on a special train for Spokane, where the veterans from the eastern part of the statu also board ed the train. Two sons of Mr. and Mrs. Robert (lose, aged » and 12, were drowned In an Irrigation reservoir at Upton, Wyo. The younger lad had waded be yond his depth and his brother at H misted to rescue him although un able to swim. J. Thorburn Ross, formerly presi dent of the Guarantee Title A Trust company, of Portland, Ore., who was sentenced to the penitentiary for five year* upon conviction or appropriat ing to his own uao school funds de posited In the bank, Iibs been paroled. Lou W. Davis, a paroled patient Pom the Oregon state hospital for the Insane at Ralem, shot and killed Mrs. G. W. Stewart, his mother-in-law, and probably fatally wounded Ben Agee, who tempted to overcome him. The tragedy happened at Ballston, Ore. The secretary of the Interior has ordered withdrawn as a power site reserve forty acres of land along But tle creek, Utah. He has also desig nated for entry under the enlarged homestead act 6.000 acres of land In Rockland valley, Oneida county, Idrho. 1'aul K rimmel, a sturdy young ath lete from New York, was crowned champion of th* Thirty-first Buudes Turnfest or Olympiad ot the North American Gymnastic union, which closed four days of athletic, singing Mad literary exercises at Denver on June 28. Two men, W. E. Chittey and B. L. Bryan, In the employ of the Mountain Btates Telephone & Telegraph com pany. near Rupert, Idaho, were hurled Into eternity wh-u the telephone wire with which they were working touen *<d a high tension wire of tho power company and they were electrocuted. The Indiau appropriation bill, carry ing $11, 000,000 for tbe fiscal year, has »men signed by President Wilson. A feature of the bill this year is an amendment added by the senate pro viding that no contract with Indiana relating to tribal funds shall be valid unless approved by tbe secretary of the interior. Alfred C. Hodge, aged 23, la dead from injuries sustained by being «truck on the head b,v a driving rod of a hoisting engine at the Moun tain View mine, at Butte. Hodge's lather had ascended In the cage Just as the accident happened aud when a cat! for aid was made sprang into i the engine pit to rescue tbe young iiiun. Then he recognized the Injured man as his son. Dr. Edgar P. Murdoch, who gave up his practice a year and a half ago In Chicago to become an aviator, was |x>rhap* fatally injured on tbe oat skirts of Spokane when an aeroplane he was testing for exhibition purpose* at a Fourth of July celebration at Cro ville Wash-, collapsed at a height of fifty feet. Little Ogden Monahan of Carson City, Nevada, met with a serious in jury while sliding down the branch ot a cherry tree ia which he had been playing A hammock hook was fast ened In the branch of the'trce and this ' entered tbe abdomen of the child and made a wound necessitating sixteen stitches to close. Fire which destroyed the Oregon Lumber company's plant at Dee. Ore., is estimated to bave caused $500,000 loss. In addition to the mill buildings, a million feet of lumber in the yards was consumed with a number ot freight cars, a railroad bridge and loading machinery. An automoMlo cotnalntng seven men became stal'ed on the Northern Pacific track at Snohomish, Wash., and «chile the men were still in the train struck it. Instantly killing car )n ?'« ..ting a logger aged 13, and J a c-ji. Well*, aged 23 Li. t The Baseball Primer By Hugh S. Fullerton <Oo*rri«at, Mev.v cmubui 4 4 Baseball needs a Webster and a standing revision board to keep tbe dictionary of the game up to date. The sport is building its own language so steadily that, unless some step soon Is taken to check the Inventive young men who coin the words that attach themselves to ths pastime, inter preters will have to be maintained in every grand stand to translate for tbe benefit of tboee who merely love the game and do not care to master it thoroughly, Joe Campbell, the Chaucer of base ball literature, was sitting In bis office one evening, lamenting to me that his paper (The Waahlngton Post) would not permit him to write aa he pleased, but tnaiated that he confine bla writ ings to straight English. I reached over and took tbe sheet he just had finished. "And Amie Rusle" it ran, made a Svengail pass in front of Charlie Reilly's lamps and he carved three nicks In tbe weather." What could be plainer or more expressive of the fact that Rusle had hypnotized Reilly Into striking out? Or what could be more graphic than Lennie Washburn's description of a ball that was bit bard and instead of bound ing. "hugged the dirt," as the players say, and tore its way through tbe grass The following does not pretent to be a complete dictionary of the base ball language. It merely Is the prim er, containing some of the commonest words and phases, with an explana tion of their meaning; Air (up In)—Excited, unnerved. A term used to describe the condition of a pitcher who loses bla courage or presence of mind at critical stages of a conteat. Bean ( N )—The head of a player (V) to bean to pitch or throw and hit the batter in the head (see Lima). Bean Ball—I fast ball pitched at or near the head of a player who is standing too close to the plate with Intent to drive him back. Often used to drive timid batterc away from the plate, after which the pitcher usu ally throws a fast curve. Big One (The)—The third strike. After two strikes are called the "big one" is left. The percentage of safe hits msde by batters after two strikes are called Is extremely high, and the term probably rusults from that fact. Ringle —A clean base hit, the ball being driven clean over or past the tlelder without presenting n chance for any possible play. Bite—A term applied to batters who are weak in that they cannot resist the temptation to strike at a curve hall, especially at j, slow curve. The tucBsuge "He will bite" passed through a league among the players generally means the end of the usefulness of that player. Bleachers—Dncovered field seats baseball parks Tirm originated In the south where the colored spectators were forced to sit lu the sun, and were "bleached." Boner—A stupid play; a blunder In the Bcleuc» of the game. Term adapt ed from the Idea that a player mak ing a stupid play has a head composed entirely of osseous tissue. Bone-head— A player noted for mak ing stupid plays; one adapter spoke of a player's head as his "armored turret." Boot—An error, In the making of which the player fumbles with his i ' on y } à '■ ¥ \ hands and allow* the ball to bound off his feet or legs, kicking or "booting" it. Why does he waste his efforts booting baseballs" Inquired Boss Bul ger of a new tnftelder. "when Yale is mourning the tack of a punter?" Break (The)—The turning point of » game of ball; the critical play which »tarts a stampede of the defeated team and a fusillade of hits by ths stacking club. Also "the breaks" are used to expess tbe luck of the game. "The breaks were all against us" means that in every instance In which luck entered Into the play, it favored the | opposing team Bunt—A ball, struck with the bat with th* Intention of dropping or roll u? it onto (air ground and only a hert oUlutiCe, forcing the tnfieiders to « \ k' *¥>cs: I Joe Tinker. i J . hurry the play to throw out the run ner. It is used chiefly to advance run ners who already are on bases Bunt and run—The term used to designate a play much used In the more finished teams. The batters and baa« runners exchange signals as the pitcher starts to deliver the ball to the batter, tbs runner or runners start for the next base at full speed, batter bunts as they go, and If he push es the ball fair the play obviates tbs chance to force tbe other runners. Tbe play Is extremely dangerous to bad buntera, as a double play Is al most certain If they bunt a fly into the air. Coacher—A player or manager who, from the coacher'a boxes back of first and third bases, endeavors to guide and advise batters and base runners, warning them of the move ments of the enemy and flashing the manager's signals to players, as or ders for certain plays. In the early days of the game the duties of coach era were to play clown, make noise and strive to excite or anger oppos ing players. The coacher in the mod ern game usually is quiet, studying the movements of the opposing pitcher and catcher and assisting base run ners. Control—Ability to throw a base ball where it is directed to be thrown, The V I C sdjPj / John J. McGraw. and to pitch It over the plate between the batter's knees and shoulders when necessary, principal stock in trade, as a pitcher who can throw the ball near where he wants it to go needs few curves aud not much speed. Crab—A crabbed player, a "grouch." The verb to crab means to show a quarrelsome or complaining spirit. Many of the worst "crabs" In base ball are the pleasantest and most ge nial when off the field, their crabbed ness evidently being the result of the nervous strain of playing. Crash—Verb used in baseball, not to signify a single sound, but a series of hard hits. A team "starts crash ing," when three or four batters la succession make hits. Crowd (Verb)—To stand close to the h-mie plate when batting, the pur pose being to hamper tho pitcher and sometimes to force him to hit the batter. The team that "crowds" per slatently is a hard team to beat, in many cases butters will be hit, and many times pitchers, through fear of hitting them, will pitch outside the plate and give them bases on balls. Control is the pitcher's M over anxious Curve—In professional baseball the outy curve spoken of as Buch is the fast breaking bait, pitched overhand, that darts down and out from a right handed batter. Ail other curves are qualified as sldearm. out. barrel hook, slow. drop. No one speaks of an In curve among major leaguers. Putting Something on It, and Tbe Jump. Dirt (Hit the) Slide—Usually heard in connection with an order to a play Managers always reprove play ers who "stop standing up," and or der them to "hit the dirt," partly be cause standing up is a risky way of go ing into a base, and partly because so many players are injured by not sliding. Double—A two base hit, bagger." Double Play—A play In which two runners are retired or put out. before the bait ceases to continuous play. double play is from the short "trails." third trie See er. or "two move, or In one the commonest - stop to the second baseman to the first base man Double Steal—A steal of bases two runners simultaneously. The stea'l when made with by runners on first and -i a double on second steals runner merely as meant with run .t.nt. t __ The «inner starts from first and. as the catcher ca,ch hlm - 'be runner on to score before the ball catcher. The second is seldom called steal, aa the runner third and the other The double steal, by the expression, is made tiers on first and third can be returned to the ■_ >lay is used chiefly when~t»o and the chance of scoriug in «ay is small. Double Steal (Delayed) are out any other —With run the to off or a of oers on first and third bases the run ner on first pretends to start for sec ond. About 30 feet from first he stops quickly and turns as If to go back I tbe catcher relaxes from the throw ing position, he start* for second at top speed and, as the ball i* thrown, the runner at third starts for the plate. The success of the play de pends upon the element of surprise and except against experienced and cool-headed catchers it is likely to be effective than the double steal made in the ordinary manner. Fadeaway—A slow curve ball that loses speed suddenly as it approaches tbe batter and falls, or "fades ' away at an unnatural angle. The fadeaway Is accomplished by a jerking and hold ing motion of the fingers upon the ball at the moment of releasing it from the hand. Christy Mathewson developed the ''fader" into its high est state of perfection. Groove—An imaginary passage from the pitcher's hand over the center of the home plate. When a ball comes "down the groove" it is pitched at the natural angle (that is, "without anything on It") over the plate aud therefore is easy to hit. Grooves also the spaces between the fielders and between the fielders and the foul lines through vyblch batted balls usually pass out of the possible reach of the players. Hit and Run—One of the most effec tive styles of attack devised in base ball. The object is concerted action on the part of the batter and base runner, and the runner on the bases may take two bases instead of one on a hit, or reach the next base be fore he can be forced. Hold Dp—Perhaps the most impor tant part of the inside work of the pitcher, catcher and batsmen is to "hold up" runners, or prevent them from "getting a lead" off the bases. Hole (In the)—In difficulties; in dire straits. Either the pitcher or batter may be "in the hole" as the bat ter is "in the hole" with one or two more are strikes and no balls called, and the pitcher when he has pitched two or three wide balls, and has none or one strike on the batter. The object of every good batter is to get the pitcher "in the hole'' so that he, in fear of giving a base on balls, will pitch a straight fast ball over the plate, giv ing the batter much better chance of making a safe hit. Hook—A fast overhand curve that breaks downward and outward at an unusually sharp angle, curve is accomplished by a sharp snap of the wrist at the finish of a wide swing of the arm, which accentuates the sharpness of the curve. The hook curves of Brown and Overall, Joe Cor bett, Tom Ramsey, Bill Donovan, Bill Terry. Walter Johnson, and others have become famous for their width. The hook Hook Slide—Also called the "Chi cago slide"—A method of sliding to bases which was perfected by Mike Kelly of Anson's White Stockings, and taught to all the Chicago players. Inside—A pitched ball that passes between the plate and the batter Is "Inside" whether the batter Is right or left-handed, but the "out" corner of the plate is the corner toward first base, and vice versa, when there is no batter up. Knuckle Ball—A slow ball pitched with the knuckles of the three middle fingers turned under and pressed into the ball, which is gripped with the thumb and little finger only, knuckle ball is extremely deceptive, aa it is delivered with a show of great speed and comes with extraordinary slowness. The Summers of the Detroit team, perhaps, Is Its greatest mas ter Lead—The distance from any base that a base runner can gain before the ball Is pitched. Is the object of every runner. Liner—A hard driven ball that Is hit on a straight line to or past the infield before it touches the ground. Mound—The pitcher's foot plate, or slab. Derived from the fact that most grounds the plate Is higher than the rest of the Infield, to give the pitcher an advantage through pitch ing downward at the batter, "mound" Is elevated or depressed by some clubs, high plates being used for tall overhand pitchers while low ones aro preferred for sldearm derhand pitchers. Outlaw—The club, league or player who offends against baseball law Is 'outlawed'' The alleged benefits of withdrawn To "get a long lead" on The or uü punished by «being blacklisted. "protection" punishment to offending leagues clubs while players are blacklisted. There are several hundred players the blacklist at present who play In any club belonging to the tional agreement until reinstated by tbe commission. Outside—The side of the home plate opposite to that occupied by the bat if the term is used without gard to the batter the first base tide of the plate is outside. > Fas»—A base on balls. Pttchout — The at e as on cannot na ter. most effective method of meeting and breaking the hit and run play, pitched rather high and on the out side of the plate, to prevent the bat ter from hitting it and at the time to permit the catcher to celve it in perfect position throw. up The ball Is same re for a When a signal is detected, or when the catoher and pitcher pect that either a steal or the hit and run ts to be attempted, the pitcher pitches out to balk the play. Putting Something On It—Manipu lating the ball so that it will curve, break, float or revolve In the air, rath er than throwing it naturally. Reserve—"Organized baseball" pends upon a clause in the players' contracts whereby the club "reserves" their services for the following son. I is de _ - sea The reserve clauae really acta a perpetual contract and the legal advisers of players declare the ns con The tracts would not hold In law tracts to prevent the wrecking °ü leagues by competitive bidding for the services of the best players whereby the richest clubs always could win. Scout—A supposed judge of ball players employed by the larger clubs to watch 'ne playing of men in small leagues, colleges and in independent clubs to recruit good players. Slider—An injury to a player caused by scraping a segment of skin off the leg or thigh in sliding to bases. Many players sufTer much from these injuries, often having the skin torn off their limbs in patches four or five inches square. South Paw—A left-handed pitcher. The term is derived from the fact that most baseball grounds are laid out so the pitcher faces west, and a left-handed pitcher's arm is to the south. Spikes (To Sharpen)—The pretense of a player to sharpen the triangular toe and heel plates he wears on hi» shoes, is a threat to "cut his wa> around," or to spike certain antagon ists if they attempt to stop or touch him. Chiefly a form of braggadocio, and seldom carried into effect. Spit Ball (The Spitter)—The most effective ball in the pitcher's reper toire. It is executed by putting heavy friction on the under side 01 the ball by gripping the thumb intc the seams, while the friction on the upper part is lessened by the use of saliva, slippery elm or some such oily substance. The spit ball is used most effectively by Walsh and Ford and its modern development was due to Elmer Stricklett, who reintroduced il into the major leagues. The discov ery of the spit ball is a matter of much argument. Some claim the honor for A1 Orth, who used it in un derhand pitching twenty years ago. It is claimed that Tom Bond, the famous old time pitcher, pitched the ball in New Bedford in 1876, and used glycerine, which he carried in his pocket. a Stuff—The "English," twist or re verse which causes the ball to curve or perform other unnatural move ments in the air. When a pltchei "has a lot of staff*' he is making the ball curve or break more than he ordi narily can do. Swinger.—A batter who strikes ft! a ball with a full, long, sweep of the bat and arms, instead of "choking up" or shortening his grip and "just meet ing it." The "swinger" is a type ot player not wanted in finished ball clubs. They usually are long dis tance hitters, but uncertain and us ually flnUh with low averages. Texas Leaguer—A short, weak flj that drops safe just over the lnflelt and too close in for the outfielders t« reach It. Usually an accident, bul sometimes accomplished purposelj by good batters who merely tap th« ball and float It safe. The term origi nated from the fact that Ted Sulll van, the magnate, had a team In the Texai league that was noted for that kind of batting. Triple—A hit which enables the bat ter to reach third base before the ball returns to the infield. Also called Three Bagger. Triple Play—A play which retires three runners before the ball to move, or in one consecutive play. There are records of eight triple plays made by one man unassisted, and about twenty triple plays are made In each league every season. Waste—Pitching high or wide to batters purposely. The pitcher often veteran player-manager ceases m m \ aire-fo M ■ m "Rube" Marquard. h6 ha * the ^vantage of he batter in the matter of balls and strikes, waste a ball, either trving to tempt the batter into striking wlldlv or striving to allow the catcher to wV P L' y t0 catch a base runner away Oon ^ < 8plk '^-^wing away rrom the plate aa tho w „ , Pitched. Many batters draw back th® bro, a h entlre 8teP ' 0ut of »midi, through nervous habit ana »», -•> * .r.', h r. * t ; ,> water bucket. 8pike the Whip—The throwing called Wing and Soup-bone! t or ar m. Also Practical Fashions LADY'S MATERNITY WAIST. /< » 6082 ■ fm i n à w, fy This model gives a clever Idea for a maternity waist that may be worn with separate maternity skirts or that may form part of a complete costume when joined to a skirt of tbe same material. front and may be made with or with out body lining and plastron. The pattern (C082) is cut in sizes 34 to 42 Inches bust measure. Size 36 requires 2 yards of 36-Inch ma terial and 1% yards of 22-inch all over lace. To procure this pattern send 10 cents to "Pattern Department." of this papef. Write name and address plainly, and be sure to give size and number of pattern. The waist closes at the NO. 6082. SIZE. NAhtr; — TOWN. STIfET AND NO_ to STi r E. GIRL'S DRESS. H . h f Q 01 y <1 6063 Si ' fhis dress closes at the front and rg y be made with long or short ik eves. The collar, cuffs and belt are i.t contrasting material. Tbe frock is tllte easy to make and may be con structed of wash goods or woolen fab rle. The pattern (6063) is cut in sizes 6 Ïj 12 years. Medium size requires 3V8 lards of 36-inch material and % of a l ard of 27-inch contrasting goods . T ?.T, n * <>cure ^ th,s Pattern send 10 cents £„.r attern Department," of this paper. W rite name and address plainly, and be lure to give size and number of pattern. NO. 6063. SIZE. name,. TOWN.. STREET AND NO.. STATE_ Skating Rink In the Home. Berlin has a new skating rink, which open most of the year, îince through a new invention a supply of artificial ice can be obtained which will not melt even in high tempera tures. The substance is dissolved in pails of warm water, and then sprayed on the ordinary floor. It dries in the course of a few hours, and thei. new coats are added until finally it is a third of an inch thick, skating surface is obtained, and the only effect ot heat is to "dry" the ice. 1 he remaining substance can be re dissolved aud us'-d again, at Cologne has already installed a rink with this artificial ice of its upper floors. It is intended to »lace the product on the market, so that all can have their own rink and iractice figures of eight and the out side edge at any time of the Liverpool Weekly Post. will remain An excellent A big store on one year— Useful Life. Any Christian spirit working kindly In its little sphere, whatever it may be, will find its moral life too short ;or Its vast means of usefulness.— "hartes Dickens. ,> F'ants for Fame. "Pop!" "Yes, my son." "Was Dr Mary t "eacher?" Walker ever & "No, my son " Well, how did she happen tc he unfrocked?" Better Not Take His Word. Declaration from a learned source hat the day of judgment** ts myth* al may « mfort such among us as ave lived without due icgard tor the Meatier. — Exchange.