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THE RECORD, KENNA, NEW MEXICO.
HER! LOOK AT BIG SENSATION IN THE BASEBALL WORLD HREE GREAT PLAYERS STATE NEWS - - - Prominent Official of The generals of the Federal baseball league who are engineering the des tiny of the newest addition to the baseball situation held a session in Kew York recently, where this photo graph of the "Big Six" was specially made. Standing, left to right: Harry Goldman of Baltimore, "Foxy Ned" I lanlon of the same city, and E. E. Gates (counsel) of Indianapolis. ' BIG INSURANCE ON PLAYERS Policies for $100,000 Carried on Wal ter Johnson and Ty Cobb $150,000 on Manager McGraw. To guard against the loss that would be occasioned by the death of or Injury to their ball players while riding on public conveyances, 14 major league clubs are paying premiums on m-arly $3,000,000 worth of accident Insurance policies, covering thefr men. The Cin cinnati Nationals and New York American league clubs are the only ones that do not carry insurance on their players, but it is said that they are negotiating at present with insur ance companies and will soon insure them. Walter Johnson, the Washington pitcher, recently was Insured for $100, 000. while a $100,000 policy has been carried for a number of years on Ty Cobb, the wonderful Detroit outfielder. Hans Wagner of Pittsburgh, Nap La Joie of Cleveland. Tris Speaker of Boston, Eddie ColHns of Philadelphia, Joe Wood of Boston and many other 'stars in both leagues are said to be in sured for amounts -ranging from $25, 000 to. $75,000. The Detroit club has its entire team Insured for about $150,000. Some are Insured for $5,000, others for $10,000, all according to their value to the Walter Johnson. team. Ty Cobb and Ilughie Jennings are Insured for $10,000. The St. Louis Nationals carry a poli cy of $150,000 on the entire team and an extra $10,000 on Its manager. The Chicago Americans are lnrured for f 10,000 each, under a blanket policy, fr S3 V-VX jr-v --, ,. a -,-. ...... . . - ' - jf the Federal League. Seated, left to' right: "Charlie" H. Weeghman of Chicago, th real backer of the league; President James A. Gil more of Chicago and William M. Wal ker, also of that city. The last named are the "three big 'una" of the combi nation which is causing more of a sea Batlon in baseball than has been made in a decade, and gives promise of be ing successful. which makes the total amount around $300,000, as additional insurance is carried on the manager. . In addition to an extra policy car ried on Lajoie, Joe Jackson. Vean Gregg and Manager Birmingham, the Cleveland club, it is said, carries about $250,000 on its players. The exact amount of Insurance car rled on its players by the Chicago Na tionals and Pittsburgh Is not known but it is said that both teams carried about $3,000 on the team proper and an additional $25,000 on the manager. None of these policies" covers injuries received on the ball field. The clubs have repeatedly tried to get such poll cies, but the insurance companies re fuse the rjpk, declaring that the money they would have to pay oiit each year for injuries to ball players on the field would be more than the Bum they would collect in premiums The New York National league club carries the heaviest insurance of any club In the big leagues. Its players are insured under a blanket policy that places a premium around $10,000 on each of the players. In addition to this it carries $40,000 extra on Mathew son and $150,000 on Manager McGraw a record premium. AOTO of the DIAMOND Esjdle Plank is said to have designs on uotch s title , for sporting retire ments. Frank Chance ia quoted as saying that no one with rod blood in his veins can work for Murphy. The man who described a certain player as bone of contention doubtless man t mean it in technical cense. A . Cleveland scribe sava Johnnv Evers was ousted so quickly he never had a chance to touch second. Branch Rickey hns already put the ciamps on the Browns by ordering them to cut out the poker games. The Federal league team in Chicago is sure to make money if, as aliened Joe Tinker is the Federal league team. Ty Cobb led all the major league stealers in copping home. Ty per rormed the trick on eight different caaions. Henry O'Day has the edge on others who have tried to manage the the Cubs. Hank always can go back umpiring. to Mike Doolan. at uresent tourlne the world with the Sox and Giants, says he will jump to the Feds unless Phillies meethis terms. the Bob Glenalvin. wbo clayed lfnd Ansou about twenty years ago, is said to be the same Glenalvin who is to um plre the coming season In one of the minor leagues. BALTIMORE TRIO PICKED AS BEST BY ONE CRITIC. Keeler, Kelley and Brodle Were Hard Hitters and Clever Fielders Davy Jones Spoiled Chances of De troit for Greatness. There have been so many good out fields in the history of the diamond that to pick, out one and name it as ! the best would be sure to start an argument It may be difficult for pres ent day fans to acknowledge a trio, better than Speaker, Hooper and Lew is, the Red Sox wonders of 1912; or Oldring, Walsh and Murphy. But tana. recalling stars of other days, will voice the cpinion that there were outfielders n the past able to throw dust in the eyes of the greatest of today, says a baseball writer. In 1S79 or 18S0 Providence boasted an outfield composed of Jim O'Rourke, Paul Hines and Tom York. They hit collectively about .340,. but were not high class fielders. Recently five out fields have been named as the best in the game. These, according to rank. were the trios of Baltimore In 1894, of Brooklyn in 1900, of Boston in 1897, of the Red Sox in 1912, and Detroit in 1909. JuBt as the Athletic infield orb been praised, have Speaker, Lewis and Hooper been lauded to the skies, but are they the equal of Keeler, Kelley and Brodle, of the Orioles, or Keeler, Fielder Jones tnd Sbeckard of Brook lyn? Keeler was .the cleverest man in baseball. In 1894, with Baltimore, he batted .367, and in 1900 he batted .366 for Brooklyn. This brings the supe riority of either of these outfields down to four men, Brodle and Keeler, Jones and Sheckard, for Keeler was equally good with both teams. Barring Keeler, Walter Brodie was the most uncanny judge of a fly ball that ever spoiled a base hit. He owned a fine arm and batted .369, compared to Sheckard's .305, but Sheck offset the difference by working pitchers for bases on balls frequently. Joe Kelley was a terrific hitter, bat ting close to .400, and often for extra bases. Opposed to him, Fielder Jones was one of tha craftiest men in the game, and, while nowhere near Kel ley's equal as a batter, he narrowed the margin by his cunning. But first place must go to Kelley. Had Davy Jones been a .300 batter, Detroit's 1909 outfield would have ranked with those of Baltimore and Brooklyn, but despite the brilliancy of Cobb and the slugging of Sam Craw ford, Davy's failure as a reliable bat ter prevented the trio from becoming immortal. No two men, not if they were both Cobbs, can overcome the weakness of a mediocre player, because the ideal outfield must be a smooth working machine, with every man capable of doing what the others are capable of. to maintain the balance. Clarke, Beaumont and Sebrlng of Pittsburgh, were a wonderful outfield. hard hitting, fast fielding, although Se- bring's inconsistency caused him to fall below the other two. N Dates for Bowling Match. Dates for the eighth annual tourna' nipnt of the national bowling cham pionshlp have been announced by MaJ. M. W. Gage, secretary of the National Bowling association. The title pin matches will be held under the N. B. A. auspices, and competition will be at Atlantic City, N. J. The tournament will open on April 8 and continues to April 29. The officials expect a rec ord list of entries this year. Entries will close March 24. Elmer E. Dungan, president of the N. B. iA., has issued a call for the annual con. vention of the governing body at At lantic City for April 18. No Olympic Games In U. 8. for Years It looks certain that "the United States will have a long wait before holding the Olympic games. The pres ident of the International Olympic committee says that for the games of 1920 Amsterdam, Antwerp and Buda pest are all making preparations. Hoi land, Belgium and Austria-Hungary are ail In the field already. Bill Curtln Retires. Bill Curtin, a prominent charactei in baseball along the coast, has stated bis Intention of quitting the game. He plans to engage in the fruit rals ing Industry In Santa Clara county. Curtin has been connected Kith the game for over 25 years in the role of manager or player. Levinsky Beats Kearns. Battling Levinsky, light heavy weight, had the better of Soldier Kearns of Brooklyn throughout a ten round bout at New York. Job for Jimmy Collins. Jimmy Collins, veteran player,-will coach the Boston Collrge team foe tbe coming spring. OF INTEREST TO ALL NEW MEXICO PEOPLE Western New euaner UnlonOJewa Servlre. Josle I Palmer has been named postmaster at" Causey. A fire destroyed $20,000 worth of property at Albuquerque. Boys of the Pecos valley are to en gage in a corn-growing conteBt. P. J. Reynolds has been nominated for postmaster' at Fort Bayard. Mnrtln Q. Hardin has been nominat ed for postmnster ot Lordsburg. About $25 worth of goods were re cently taken from a store in Vaughn. The hospital at Defiance will be en largod. the improvements to cost $10, 000. There are seven prisoners - in the Santa Rosa Jail awaiting the action of the grand jury. Work is to begin at once on remod eling and enlarging the railroad stock pens at Rock Island. Plains farmers report wheat doing well, present indications denoting the best return in years. It is expected that sites for the fed eral buildings at Las Vegas and Raton will soon be selected. Fire, claimed to havt been of Incen diary origin, destroyed $50,00 worth of property at Farmington. This state has made a good show ing in the Investigation of the boun dary between Texas and New Mexico. Governor McDonald pardoned Dan Riley, of Quay county, who was Bent -to the penitentiary for a term of years for stealing cattle. The postmaster general has re scinded the order of January 28, 1914, discontinuing the postofflce at Guada lupe, Guadalupe county. Apolinar Gonzales is wanted by the police of Grant county for the murder of a fellow countryman named Per- fecto Sanchez at Santa Rita. Captain Ciftdelario Martinez, veter an of the Civil War and one of the old-timers of Santa Fe, died of liver trouble. He was sixty-nine- years of age. George Ballastra, a coal miner work ing at the Coal Basin mine, a few miles out of Gallup, was killed by fall ing down the shaft at the mine which Is 315 feet deep. I E. F. Walton of Loveiand, Colo., wa3 detained at Roswell on suspicion of be ing the party whose auto scared the team which ran away and killed Miss Lillian Jacobson. Lieut. Gov. E. C. De Baca was ar rested at Las Vegas for beating F.M, Chacon, editorial writer on La Voz Del Pueblo, of Las Vegas. The offi cial pleaded guilty. Water application No. 800 was re ceived from John H. Lewis of Nez tierce, Idaho, for 1.05 second feet from Pecos river for pumping purposes to Vrlgnte 73.15 acres. The governor haB issued a requisi tion' on the governor of Colorado for the extradition of H." J. Coulter, locked up at Antonito, and wanted In New Mexico on the charge of forgery. The New Mexico exposition manag ers have received seventy-two store- opticon slides, which will serve as a basis for the daily .lecture on the at tractions of Luna county at the San Diego exposition. The governor of Texas has informed the governor of New Mexico that Sal azar, besides other offenses is known to have invnled Luna county, this state, and appropriated horses and cut tie to his own use. Two domestic corporations were chartered by the State Corporation Commission. The Reserve Mercantile Company of Reserve was one and the Rio Grande Publishing Company of Las Cruces was the other. An explosion which occurred at one of the mine shafts on the C. & O. Com pany's property at Silver City, left only the drum of the hoist and a large hole in the ground to show for the shaft house and the machinery. No one was injured. Postmaster A. H. Rockafellow of Roswell put up requests for the Federal Postofflce Department for new bids for the carrying of the mall on the route from Roswell to Carri zozo. Two bids will have to be on automobile nervice. Judge G. A. Richardson of Roswell wbo went to Washington with Gover nor McDonald, tpte returned to the state. The object of both gentlemen was to preEent the matter of drift fences to the proper authorities. It ia believed the subject has been disposed of to the satisfaction of all interested Joe Mackey, leader of a horse steal ing gang which operated extensively in southern New Mexico four ye"an ago and who escaped from the Sierra county jail after a sensational battle with officers, was caught near Cook' Peak. - Mackey returned to his old headquarters at Lake Valley, where he ww surrounded. CHILD'S TONGUE- f . cross, feverish, constipated, give "California Syrup of Figs" A laxative today saves a sick child x tomorrow. Children simply will not take the time from play to empty their bowels, which become clogged up with waste, liver gets sluggish; stomach sour. Look at the tongue, mother! If coat ed, or your child is listless, cross, fev erish, breath bad, restless, doesii't eat heartily, full of cold or has sore throat or any other children's ailment, give a teaspoonful ot "California Syrup ot Figs," then don't worry, because It Is perfectly harmless, and In a few hours all this constipation poison, sour bile and fermenting waste will gently move out of the bowels, and you have a well, playful child again. A thor ough "Inside cleansing' Is oftlmes all that is necessary. It should be the first treatment given In any sickness. Beware of counterfeit fig syruDC - Ask at the store for a 50-cent bottle fVf California Syrup of Figs," which has full directions for babies, children of all ages and for grown-ups plainly printed on the bottle. 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