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Gathered From Many Sources Quarantine was first established against infectious diseases in the tenth century. In Payta, Peru, the interval between two showers of rain is about seven years. Over 6,000,000 acres of land are under tobacco cultivation throughout the world. Loading a ship is counted more skillful work among dock workers than unload ing. The Amazon is estimated to be nearly 700 feet at a point 1,000 miles from the sea. One of the largest mahogany logs ever marketed turned out 17,000 feet of solid wood. It is just 50 years since the medical profession was opened to women in Sweden. The silk industry of China employs, it is estimated, from 4,000,000 to 6,000,000 people. At the time of its birth the giraffe mea sures six feet from its hoofs to the top of its head. The diamond has been found on all the continents and in almost every country on the globe. Fat pork baked in honey was a favorite confection among the women in the days of Horace The United States, Great Britain and all Europe except Russia could be put in to Siberia. In Egypt yellowish-brown, the hue of the dead leaf, is worn as the emblem of mourning. *»; . No woman has entered the convent of St .Catherine, on Mt. Sinai, for more than 1,400 years. Burnt sienna is a paint manufactured from the neutral earth obtained near Sienna, Italy. More than 10,000 persons a year are killed in automobile accidents in the United States. V. . “Ceiling movies” are a welcome diver sion for hospital patients who must lie on their backs. The gimlet screw, which was the idea of a little girl, brought millions of dollars to its inventor. The women of Lapland are the shortest in the world, averaging four feet nine inches in height. Gravity has been defined as “the force which brings down everything in this world—except prices.” Ships built of steel are said to be able to carry about 20 per cent more cargo than those made of iron. The longhorn cattle of Texas are van ishing before modren breeds. They were brought to Mexico by Cortez in 1530. Delinquent taxes in the sum of $19,051,- 238 are the object of a collection drive being made by the Bureau of Internal Revenue. RELATA REFERO By Scissors Cries of “Shame!” sounded through the British Parliament when a member told of refusal to relase an Irish "prisoner to see his dying child. It seems strange to read of explosions in munitions works these days, but just the same, many were killed and 200 in jured in such an explosion in Germany the other day. The great American slogans have been: “Remember the Alamo;” “Fifty-Four Forty or Fight;” “On To Richmond;” "Remember the Maine;” and the Ameri can cry in the last war—“ Let’s Go!” “An industrial Plattsburg” is a New Jesey plan which aims at the training of volunteers to assume the duties of those lines of public service which are most likely to be affected by strikes. The immigration of Mexican workmen to the United States has become so great that the Mexican Government has re quested the governors of Mexican states to use their influence to lessen it. A member of the German Executive Council has said: “The treaty was too severe on us Germans in an economic way, but not severe enough in the military clauses, for the Germans themselves want to be rid of militarists.” The world’s output of lead pencils amounts to nearly 2,000,000,000,000 a year, half of which are made from American grown cedar. Thj? United States makes about 750,000,000 a year, or more than eight pencils for each of its inhabitants. The British minister of transport has asked permission to raise street railway fares. He says that many municipal lines in Britain are a burden on the tax payers, their apparent surplus being due to their failure to make proper replace ments of material. Expressing its approval of Great Bri tain taking the mandatory over Palestine, the Zionist Organization, of America, de clared: “We have always been sure that Great Britain is a friend of the Jewish people and that it will do all in its power to make the establishment of a Jewish homeland a reality.” Mr. Booth Tarkington, the writer of “Monsieur Beaucaire,” is one of the wealthiest authors. It was stated a few years ago that he had made $1,000,000 out of his writings. When success arrives the pen is a mighty producer of wealth. It is not, however, more lucrative than cinema acting. Charlie Chaplin’s annual earnings have been estimated at $1,250,- 000, and Mary Pickford’s at $1,500,000. A Los Angeles man has invented a re versible airplane propeller which, it is said, makes the flying machine a great deal easier to handle and consequently more practical for every-day use. Air planes equipped with the new propeller have been landed and stopped within 50 feet, we are told. Moreover, it is de clared, the device increases the climbing speed of the machine 40 per cent and makes higher altitude flying possible. What is reported to be the largest gyra tory stone crusher ever built has just been completed at Allentown, Pa. The machine is to be used for crushing limestone for chemical purposes, flux, etc. It has two jaw openings, each 60x190 inches, and an estimated capacity of 2,500 tons per hour, reducing to eight inches. The crusher complete weighs about 800,000 pounds, is 17 feet 8 inches high from foundation to top of hopper, and has a chaft 21 feet long and 40 inches in diameter. BASEBALL On Saturday, June 26th, the local base ball fans were treated to a full nine inn ing game, the first one during the whole month of June to go that many frames. The Nichols, Dean and Greeg ball tos sers from St. Paul composed the opposing team. They came here with full confi dence of winning the game and besides they were accompanied to the scene of battle by a large delegation of relatives and friends to cheer them on to victory, but, alas! it proved to be of no avail for they were finally defeated by a score of 3 to 1. The game developed right off the reel in a pitcher’s contest but it was marred with errors from beginning to end, caus ing the game to be prolonged as well as non-interesting. The visitors errors were chiefly in tossing the ball about, while the locals errors were composed of every variety imaginable. Websky who was on the mound for the visitors pitched good ball and he deserved a better showing than what was credited to him. He allowed only five scattered hits, struck out ten men, passed two on balls and hit one batsman. San, who did the pitching for the locals seemed to have a shade the best of the contest all the way. He allowed four hits, struck out fourteen men and issued three wild pitches. For seven successive innings he held the visitors scoreless. But with the opening of the eighth, Lar pertuer, after selecting his favorite wil low’, drove one out into center garden for two stations and a moment later he pil fered third. With one runner an chored safely on third and none out, the visitors tried hard to stage a batting rally and even up the score. However, Websky the next man up struck out. George managed to dump one just Out of San’s reach, Larperteur scoring and George beating out the grounder for a safe hit. Rodgers got safely on by Hick’ error and both runners were moved up one peg each on the same. Scott picked out as safe territory to drive one down the third base line and bring in two scores that would tie the game. But in trying to do this he did not reckon the chances he was taking for Fros was on the job and he made a beautiful pickup and threw out Scott at first, retiring the side and ending all possible chances of the visitors scoring any more, for the last frame saw them retire in the one, two, three order. In the opening chapter the locals hung up two counts to their credit. They were unearned runs, for the locals took advan tage of the visitors errors and counted all they could. Iver the first man up reached first on Scott’s wild throw to first and he went to second on the same. Bona struck out. O’N connected for a safe hit, scoring Iver. O’N was advanced to second on Hick’ sacrifice. Bile got on by Larpertuer’s wild throw to first which gave O’N free transportation to the plate and Bile went to second on the same. A moment later Bile moved up another peg on a wild pitch. Loh struck out retiring the side. Two runs had been made off of one hit and three errors. The locals scored no more until the last half of the fourth frame. Bile led off by striking at three wide ones. Loh drove one to right field for a safe hit. Frost tried to dump one in front of the plate and Loh sprinted to second. Fros failed to make the bunt and Loh was safe at second on Ryan’s peg to that corner. The next ball delivered, Fros smashed it squarely on the nose and the ball went sailing out between left and centerfield for a single giving Loh a grand oppor tunity to score from second. Burn was hit with a pitched ball and both runners were advanced one station each by San’s sacrifice. It was now up to Iver to bring in the two runners on a hit but all he was able to produce was a strikeout. This ended the locals scoring and there was only one more frame where they had any possible chance at scoring and that came in the sixth round. Biers got a safe hit along the first base line and was ad vanced from first to second on a wild pitch and moved up another notch on Fros’ sacrifice. Loh went out on a fly to Larpertuer and Burn was thrown out, Scott to Rodgers. Mr. C. M. Callister who accompanied the visitors from St. Paul was called upon to officiate as umpire. This he accepted and his services were fair and unpartial. He rendered his decisions as he saw them and not to the whims and fancies of the players involved. Where no partial ity is given or shown it always lays the foundation of a game to be decided upon its merits. Visitors ab bh r po a e Katz, cf and If 4 0 0 0 0 1 Rodgers, lb 4 0 0 9 0 0 Scott, ss 4 0 0 2 1 1 Ryan, c 3 0 0 10 3 0 Howard, rf 2 0 0 0 0 0 McKenzie, If and cf 4 0 0 1 0 0 Larpertuer, 3b 3 11111 Websky, p 3 10 0 11 George, 2b 2 2 0 0 3 0 Martin, If 2 0 0 1 0 0 Totals 31 4 1 24 9 4 M. S. P. AB BH R PO A E Iver, ss 4 0 1110 Bona, If 3 0 0 0 0 0 O’N cf 4 110 10 Hick, lb 2 0 0 10 0 3 Bile, rf 2 0 0 0 0 0 Loh, 2b 4 11111 Fros, 3b 2 1 0 0 5 0 Burn, c 2 1 0 15 0 1 San, p 2 0 0 0 4 1 Biers, rf 2 1 0 0 0 0 Totals 27 5 3 27 12 6 Visitors 00000001 o—l M. S. P. 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 x—3 Summary—Three base hits, Burn. Two base hits, Larperteur. Sacrifice hits, Ryan, George, Hick, Fros, San. Stolen bases, Larperteur, George, Iver, Loh. Earned runs, Visitors, 1; M.S.P., 1. First base on errors, Visitors, 3; M.S.P., 2. Left on bases, Visitors, 5; M.S.P., 6. Double plays, Ryan, unassisted to Rodgers. Strike outs by Websky, 10; by San, 14. Passed on balls by Websky, 2. Wild pitches by Websky, 5; by San, 3. Hits off Websky, 5; off San, 4. Batsman hit by pitcher Websky, Burn. Passed balls by catcher Bur, 1. Umpire Mr. C. M. Callister. J. R. S. LEAGUE CLUB STANDINGS Corrected June 30, 1920 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION Clubs Won Lost Pet. St. Paul 48 20 .706 Minneapolis 38 32 .543 Toledo 36 33 .522 Milwaukee 36 33 .522 Indianapolis 32 34 .485 Louisville 32 36 .471 Columbus 31 36 .463 Kansas City 19 48 .284 NATIONAL LEAGUE Clubs Won Lost Pet. Cincinnati 34 26 .567 St. Louis 34 30 .531 Chicago 33 31 .516 Brooklyn 31 30 .508 Pittsburgh 29 29 .500 Boston 28 28 .500 New York 30 33 .476 Philadelphia 25 37 .403 AMERICAN LEAGUE Clubs Won Lost Pet. Cleveland 43 21 .672 New York 42 23 .646 Chicago 37 26 .587 Washington 31 27 .534 Boston 29 30 .492 St. Louis 30 34 .469 Detroit 21 42 .333 Philadelphia 25 26 .410 <,'T t .