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u kXSmrrCXE TETTNis-ffE-ffN .niTfre Nasfc-virtr American, gTHTPAY MORNING, MAY 12, 1912. Americans Lead in Olympic Games K.-I.-T. Schedule Gossip IN LEAD IN THE OLYMPIC GMES In Five Games United States Has Taken 72 Out of 97 Events. ENGLAND IS SECOND Greece Won Marathon in Year 1896, and Has Not Scored a First Place Since Then. BY SPrCK HALT.. Not only aro Americana more fond of athletics than any othpr nation In the world, hut thftv are hv fnr ttpr athletes than their rivals In nearly 'ivuiy department or sport. That this Is true has been Drovnn conelnnlvalv hv the results of the Oylmplc games u-hlch have been held since 1896, and In whlon the Americans have swept overythlnsr before them. Amerlrn. In these trials of athletic prowess, have so outclassed the rest of tho world that the games, as a whole, have been one-sided, most of the contests being between rival Americans. Since the lovivai or the ancient Grecian custom of celebrating each Olympian, or fourth year, by athletic sports, American has captured seventy-two first places out of a possible ninety-seven, or a first place percentage of .742. The twenty-five first places not won by Americans In these five great contests are distributed between England with 11; Sweden, 8; Canada, 2; Ireland, 2; Finland, 2; France, 1; Greece, 1: South Africa, 1; Hungary, 1, and Germany, 1. These figures Include, of course, only the first places, not points, the latter being based on second and third places as well aa firsts, and also the figures Include only what are known In America as the track nnd field events, thus eliminating swimming contests,' bicycling and other side Issues, which properly speaking do not belong to the regular events of the Olympic games. In the first games held at Athens, fireoce, In 1896, the Americans took nine firsts out of a dozen, followed that with seventeen in the next games, then made a clean sweep of 22 out of 22 In 1004, when the games were held at the World's Fair In St. Louis. The table showing how the Americans took first places in the events of the five Olympic games Is as follows: Place Time Bvnt America Athens ..1896 12 9 Paris 1900 22 17 St. Louis.1904 32 22 Athens ..1906 18 10 London .1908 23 14 Total ... 97 12 It Is rather remarkable that Greece, the country which started the original Olympic games and which held the first games after the lonr lapse of centuries, has gotten hut one first place won by Loueg In the marathon race at Athens In 1896 In 2:55:10. That race was run over what is supposed to have been the original marathon course from the plain of Marathon to Athens over which the young Athonain ran to tell Athena of the news of the victory of the Greeks over the Persians under Xerxes to 490 B. C. Ever since the Olymplo games have been in modern vogue the distances have been ohalked oft In the metric system, but in .the games to be held this summer at Stockholm, Sweden, a innovation will be made, having the English systems in order that the vD1..r, ulnr ue angnBu ana American classics. Pint tn f..x it.. . SBb uo.iv lu miwi iuc Americans have done fa the past, there is i,D iiiBu wiiv iias ten nrst places rot America In the four games In which ha 1lnn italrn rm... , n m .",..ii iuhl jimn is nay C. Twry, the Jumper. He holdB records In standing broad and high Jumps mm idu ,u me uireo jumps event. All of these are Jumps without weights. A f tAr TCnmr .U l i .... wuiDa v.iim Aiivrjcans who' have done great work in the irnmfii In nWn Ni .f. Sheridan, the weight man; Archie Hahn, sprinter, and A. C. Kraezleln, Oh! Look I IA MAT PI r g too J S" ths poor, sew P. f4maXfflFk ; nni r ves'' ' I m r ?Sv) 1 pqi-uqw e 36ffri trapflraEa KENTUCKY-ILLINOIS-INDIANA-TENNESSEE BASEBALL LEAGUE AT CLARK9VTLLE CLABKSVilXLB, TENN.. READ May 2S, 29, SO July , 5, Aug. 2S, 29, 8 hofktnsvjXiLhj, sr.. June S, July 1, August irENDBHBON, KT. . Juno 17, July ffi, August HVANSVnjiE, INT. . June 20, July 19, August PADUCAH, KT.. June 6, July 15, August CAIHO, JUL,.. Two CINCINNATI 'REDS DEVELOPING MEN Many Players Owned by Reds Slated for Star Berths Elsewhere. CINCINNATI, O., May 11. The Cincinnati club Is still living up to Us reputation of developing star players for other teams. For years the Reds have turned looae men who have played great ball for the other teams. Pitchers Jean Dubuc, of the Tigera, and Elmer Brown, of the St. Louis Browns, are the latest examples. Cincinnati picked Dubuc after ha had pitched great ball for Notre Dame, He was tried in Cincinnati two seasons and then turned over to Montreal. Now he Is the star pitching recruit of tho Detroit club. Red Nelson recommended Elmer Brown to the Reds last spring. Griff procured an option on him from the Columbus club, which had farmed him out to Akron. Brown was in poor shape when he reported to the Reds and Griffith decided he would do because of his failure to produce a good curved ball. Brown returned to Akron and had another big year. Now he promises to stick with the Browns. Sam Crawford, Oscar Stanage, Jim Delahanty, Mike bonlln, Cy Seymour, Al Brtdwell, Mike Mowrey, Rebel Oakes, Miller Hug-gins, Orvle Overall and Harry Stelnfeldt are other players who starred after being dropped by the Cincinnati team. hurdler, have each won four first places In the garnets they have been in. John Flanagan ranks right along with Sheridan as a weight wi elder, these two being the world's premier athletes in the heavy events. Ralph Rose, who holds the shot-putting record of the world has showed well in the Olympic games. He was formerly a aiudent at the University it Michigan and. several times he has oeen to Nashville, where he has given private exhibitions of his skill with the shot on Dudley field. Rose made the world's shot-putting record of 64:4 at Healsbury, Cal., on June 28, 1909, a mark which has never been touched since and which will probably last for years. Mei Sheppard, the American, who took the 800-metre and 1,600-metre runs at London at the last Olympic gameo will again be a member of the American team and If Is expected that he will not only take several firsts at Stockholm In June, but that he will lower a mark or so. The Americans will leave for Stockholm this year early In June, traveling on a specially chartered ship, where they will live while In Sweden. Catcher Alnsmlth has been regularly assigned to catch Walter Johnson, while Henry will receive Groom's delivery. Get Yourself in Shape For FISHING, BASEBALL, TENNIS and ATHLETIC GOODS Our Stock Is Completer Prices, Are Right Dixie Sporting Goods Co. 405 Church Street Who Is Back on the Job!! AT May 21, Juno 1, July 13, 14, 15 August 8, 9, 10 June July July THE Juno TENNESSEAN llulv August 4, 6 2, 8 1, 2, June 20, 21, 23 .July 10, 11, 12 August 6, 6, 7 18, 19 26, 27 19, 20, 21 Juno 6, ". 8 Julv 1, 2, 3 August 22, 23, AT HOPKINSVIXiTjE May 2S, August Aut-URt 21, 22 20, a 4, 5, 6, 7 June 17, 18, 19 July 22, 23, 24 August 1, 2, 3 7, 8 17, IS 22, 23, 24 Juno 3. 4, 6 July 25, 20, 27 August 19, 20, 21 June 21, 24, 23, July 15, 20, 21 August 8, 'J, 10 Sundays Two Sundays THE BAT THAT MADE BAKER FAMOUS By W. J. MACBETH. NEW YORK, May 11. Tho world's championship baseball series of 1911 l a closed book. It dwells now in the public mind tho sport-loving public, that is-t as an interesting epoch of ancient history. Fundom lives in the present; never upon the past. Even to the analytic mind the carnage nd glory of lust fall must have faded long ago. Memory is revived here only to' throw additional Hirht nnnii nno feuture of th nnst ebissle. That feature embraces the chubby, big bat that robbed McGraw of the world's ' championship pennant. Tho bat belonged to Prank Baker, third baseman of ibe Athletics. lie garnered two home runs In the series, the first of "Hube" Marqilard the second of the master of all pitchers, Christy Mathewson. - Philadelphia could never have won either game without Baker's pinch home runs. Hud the two games in question fallen to the lot of Xew fork the Polo Grounders would have taken tho series by four games to two, tho margin by which Connie Mack's wonderful team triumphed. Now, about tho well-oiled bat of Baker. A dozen different stories have been told as to how lie came into possession of it. Here is the true story, told, we sincerely believe, for the llrst time. The existence of the famous stick of Becond-growth ash is due to the good fellowship that obtains in professional baseball as in other walks of llfo. The' bat was made especially for George Simmons, the Rochester recruit of the Yankees, dho has done considerable infield subbing for Harry Wolverton this spring. An admirer of this Brooklyn lad a couple of years ago, while Simmons was a member of Hughle Jennings' Tigers, turned the stick with his own hands and presented it to the consistent minor league slugger. Simmons never had a great amount of luck witb the cudgel. It was a trifle short and top-heavy for him. He gave it a thorough trial, then discarded It. He kept it only because It had been a present to him. Owen Bush, tho clever little short-atop of the Tigers, borrowed Simmons' bat one day after he had broken his own favorite shlllaleh. As a result ho had a very favorable and profitable afternoon. With the innate superstition of ballplayers in general, he fell in love with the stick. He wanted to buy it, but Simmons wouldn't sell. Finally Simmons was turned back to the Eastern League by Detroit. Bush begged so hard for his favorite weapon that Simmons finally made a present of It to the mldcet shortstonper. For a time Bush prospered in his now mace. Only a fair hitter, he began to climb up to the .300 notch. He had many extra base hits in his collection of swats. But after a counle of months he foil away in form. He stuck to the bat until It was apparent that something was radically wrong with his form. Mentors advised him that the bat was too heavy and clumsy for such a little fellow. Bush found a new stick. More than a vear later the Athletics were In Detroit for a very important series. Prior to the game the third sacker of the Athletics borrowed Bush's dis carded bludgeon for batting practice. He was so wen pioasea wun its swing ana balance that he approached Ownle on the matter of a swap.. Bush had no particular use for the club'. Besides, he Is a generous little chap. "If the stick is any good to you, Frank, he said, "why, go ahead ana take it. It's yours. Only don't tell 6Immons. He gave It to me.' 'mat atternoon tne world s champions turned the tables on the Tigers. Baker led the onslaught against Mullln, Donovan nnd Summers. He had four hits In five times to the plate, the collection Including a homer and two doubles. Baker has never since let that good stick out of Ms sight. It Is said that he slept with it during tho world's series last fall. Thus It will be seen that' fate used the hapless Highlanders as an Instrument to AMERICAN LEAGUE NOTES Clarke Griffith has engaged Catcher Jack Ryan to coach Cashlon and Enele, two of his recruit pitchers. President Johnson Is endeavoring to shorten games in his league by making the teams abolish infield practice between innings. Eddie HalUnan, the Brown's clever young shortstop, had to leave, the lineup last week, as a result of a bad gash on one of his feet. Pitcher "Flame" Delhi, of the White Sox, comes from the Pacific Coast league. Ho gets his nickname from the color of his hair. CharleH Dryden rises to remark that a diet o salt mackerel and vanilla HENDERSON - AT EVA N S VTLI jE 17, 2S, 25, 80 7, S, 9 22. 23, 24 Juno 9. 10, 11, 12 July 2S, 29. 30 August 25, 2C, 27 .Tun,. 13. 14. 15. 10, June 23. Juno ilulv W. 17. 18. Aiur. 4! Julv 13. 20. 21 25, 26, 27 AUfVuft 15. Hi, 17, May 30, 31, d'-Ve 1 July 4, 5, 8 Sopteinlier 1, 2 FOR ALL 29, Juno 2 . li, 13, i3, 14 THE LATEST 2S, 2D, SO, 31, June 10, 11, 12 July 13, 11. 15 August 22, 23, 24 '"'. !'!'" : " i .liny m, ii, n Juno 20, 21, 22 July 13. 14. 15 August 1, 2, 3 May July Ten Sundays Nine SmiflJiys wards Connie Mack's greater glory In 1911. New York handed tho pennant to the Quaker CUv by walloping the living day light h out of Detroit all season. It was the Rilltoppers that llrst made the Jungaleers on the toboggan. The llrFt few weeks threatened a walkover for Detroit. The sensational winning streak of the Bengals was broken by Xew York. Every time after that when Detroit gave an'v evidence of pulling together and heading off the Athletics it met with reverse at the hands of Gotham. Hal Chase's club lost as consistent!;- to the White Elephants as It won from the Clty-oMhe-St raits. And then the world's series. Where wnuM Tinker have been without his for midable bat? But for Simmons, who Is now a Yankee, this slugger would never have seen tho piece of wood that he loves dearly as Ills Immortal soul. Bush may claim ' the credit of aiding the Athletics to the highest honors of baseball. But do you not think that Simmons at least shares the halo with Baker and with Bush? Just another little speculation before the veil Is drawn. Did you ever stop to consider how lucky both Baker and his bat were to gain such undyjng fame on two hits? In 1109 Fred Clarke won a world's championship for TMUsburg in identically the same fashion Hp- robbed Detroit of the honor by annexing two separate games with homo runs. And both of his demon blows fell with men on the bases. This wonderful old player, a true hero of full fifteen campaigns, attracted not even a passing mention through his performance. That was a series that went the full limit of seven games and one In which the scores on both sides were unusually high and fluctuating. Neither blow fell at such critical points of high tension as the circuit smashes of J. Franklin Baker. Who ever mentions the deadly blow of "Rube" Oldring in the fifth game of the world's series with the Giants? His home run smash off Marquard in the third Inning of that tilt at the Polo Grounds was the most damaging smash of tho series. His liner cleared the conter left field bleacher, carried far into the crowd and tallied tyo runs ahead of the batter. It was the prettiest pinch hit imaginable, for it felt with two down. It irave Jack Coombs a .1 to 0 handicap. Yet, strange to say, "Rube" Oldring was but an eight-inning hero. Tho Giants got to Coombs for a run in the soventh, then tied the count on him In tho ninth. Eventually Crandall beat out Plank, who was substituted too late for Connie's great pitcher, who had strained himself earlier in the game. Oldring's home run did not stand out because rnunoeiphia lost, joo i inn-er's home run in 1908 In all probability decided a world's championship In favor of the Cubs over Detroit. It unnerved Wild Bill Donovan, who for feven Inninvrs pitched one of the most phenomenal games or history, nut Joe Tinker s swat was clouded by the fusillade of hits off Donovan that succeeded once the Ice was broken. There are some strange superstitions in baseball. One in connection with Baker's bat may1 be interesting enough to bear watching. Both Simmons and Bush declare there's a hoodoo in Baker's stick that will cet a fellow sooner or later. The first time in his life that Simmons fell from tho .300 hitting class was when ho used this same cudgel. Bush started out upon his ownership of the club like a Tv Cobb. In a couple of months he couldn't hit n lick with it. Frank Baker had his renowned ash but a short time last fall before the opening of the world's series. With it ho swatted like a demon. Ho la using the cudgel still, but his hitting so far this season has been away below par. Is thero a .iinx in that piece of timber and is it' working on Baker now? If you are at all interested In superstition watch the batting averages. Ice cream is responsible for Ping Bodie's great showing at the bat this year. While Harry Davis has not been producing as good ball with his team of young stars as expected, Cleveland has proven a great attraction on the road this spring. Ed KilHan, the former Tiger pitcher Is twirling for the Mack Park tenm, a Detroit semi-pro outfit. KilHan has been offered some good contracts, but has not yet signed. Up to the time he was suspended by President Johnson,. George McBrlde of Washington had missed only throe games in the four seasons hehas been with the Senators. SCHEDULE 1912 AT PADUCAH 53 24. 25. 26 Dune 13, 14, 15. 18 July 10, 11, 12 August 11, 12, 1-1. H August ' 15. AO, 17, IS September 1, 2 27, 2S, 29, I 2S. 29. 30 31 Juno 9, 10, 11, 12 July 7, S, 9 September 1, 2 August 11. 13, 14 June 6, 7, 8, 9 Julv 25, 2n, 27 August 19, 20, 21 June 17, 18, 10 July 2S. 20, 3i), 31 Aug. 15, 10, 17, 18 June 3, 4, July 7. 8, August 8. June 27. 23, 29, 30 Julv 22, 23 , 24 Augurt 4, 5, 6. 7 May 2S. 29. 30 July 1, 2. 3 August 25. 20, 27 BASEBALL 31, June 1, 2 4. 5 6 NEWS August 23, 20, 30, 31 Nine Sundays Ton Sundays COOMBS ALMOST A FAILURE ONCE Mack Gave Him Up for Hopeless When He Suddenly. Blossomed. PIIIL.ADETjP'HTA, Pa,, May 11. It i& not generally known, Connie Mack once gave up hope for Jnck Coombs, now one of the best In the business. Mack; had decided to make a scout of Coombs when the transformation took place. Tn his first three or four attempts as a big leaguer, Coombs got along nono too well. He lacked control and when he did get the ball over, ho had to ease up and war hit hard. Mack thought of trying to make a spit ball pitcher out of Coombs, but" John did not take kindly to the delivery. Mack was in the throes of reconstruction, and thought Coombs might make an outfielder. He had showed much hitting ability during the tew games he pitched. He was used in right field and started at a strong clip. Fortunately for both Mack and Coombs his batting average diminished surprisingly. He was given a seat on the bench. Every day Coombs worked for hours trying to get control. He was finally given another chance on the rubber and emerged with flying colors. He likewise delivered on. his noxt soveral appearances. Then came his (Treat twenty-four inning battle which he won frnm Boston, workincr the entire game. Shortly afterwards something went wrong with his arm. The cords in his pitching arm had shortened and tho best medical attention failed to give relief. Mack was told Coombs could never pitch another game. Connie outlined a scouting trip, when the big pitcher asked permission to let a certain trainer take charge of his case, uonnio consented and tho almost unknown performed a miraculous cure. Never since has Coombs been troubled with tho arm that was pronounced glass and lie is today the "Iron Man." SPORT SPRAYS Billv Hlnes, the once famous Clnein-nati pitcher, will manage tho mdgoway. Pa., club this year. Chicago felicitates itself on havlnjr an unrivaled chromatic pitching combination In Brown, White and Lavender. Dod Kalston, who was with the St. Paul club lust year, has given up baneball and In now practicing dentistry at Bellvuo, Pa. Tn n recent National 'league game at New York the Phillies made a unique record bv scoring five runs In the first Inning without a hit. By signing with Baltimore, of tho International leaguo, Harry Stelnfleldt returns to the club with which he Btartod liis baseball career. The national board hns decided the controversy between Sharon and Paris, Ky over Inllelder Samuel Peer by ruling that Sharon ha. the prior claim. EvansvlUe business interests will reimburse President Bassett of the Kitty league for tne $1,000 lie paid to clonr territorial ri'-'htu and put the Bvansvllle club. In the Kitty league under local ownership. The Central International Baseball league, which was organized In Duluth recently, will place teams In Winnipeg, Man., Grand Forks and Fargo, X. D Duluth and Virginia, Minn., and Superior, Wis. As an excuse for the great showing so far for tho Beds, the other teams are all declaring Hank O'Day is using the information about batters that he annexed during the years he held the Indicator In the big show. Mike Donlln changes his clothes three times a da.V, and gives as his excuse that it serves as a charm to deliver that number of base hits. Hans AVagner wears tin same togs all day, but he makes base hits ji'st the same. TO LATESTDQPE OUT Big Pitcher Is Not Up to the Form He Has Promised. CARDINALS GLAD Bresrtahan Relieved That He Was Not Awarded the "Fish" by Commission. NEW YORK, May 11. Ropor liios-nnlinn paved himM'If .xtVi, w,,,-,-!,. , money for tho Cni-tllna!:;' treasury1 v.-hnn tho national eominision awarded Southpmv ItoKcr Kalmon to the th-lotics. This Is tho opinion of Soout Monto Cross of tho Browns. Tho boas of tho Cards created quite a furr.ro when he lost this kid and Dellcved tile youngsters would develop Into a whirlwind. However, Connie Mark is ready to fflve the can to Salmon, and anybody ctin have him now. Bresnahan can set tho kid If he wants Mm, but everybody In the majors has refused to take Salmon oft' Connie's pay roll, so it Is doubtful If the Dublin Dook would want him. "Connie told me that he never worked so faithfully with a broiler in all his life as he has with Salmon," said Cross, ,,e iin'usiiL me iua would no a wonder. Salmon has the size and build, but that's all. He has great speed, but has no conception of big league pitching. He winds up, lets the ball Ily, but ho doesn't know where it will finish. Sometimes it crosses the plate, but not often. "When Mack doesn't want a youngster then I don't want him. if. they ain't good enough for Connie, you bet they ain't good enough for me. Salmon would have a chance to step in, as Krause and Russell are not doing much playing second flddlo to Eddie Plank. Dave Danforth. who was tt sensation last fall, has withered away and has been shipped to Baltimore. "After all, the national commission makes good verdicts for some folks, and Bresnahan can consider himself lucky that ho lost Salmon." Hyatt, of West Point, who has been Pitching remarkable ball asalnst oollege teams this swing, la to join the Tetrolt club when ho leaves the military academy. Fargo and Grand Forks will not be members of tho Central International league. Fargo could not secure a park and Grand Forks decided not to remain In with this break in tho circuit. "Quick thinking players are more valuable than tho iron headed mechanical ones," remarks Umpire Bill Evans. Also intelligent players have more ense than those who aren't Intelligent. Maurice Rath, who is playing such phenomenal ball for Callahan'B speedy White Sox, JS tho youngster who went to Cleveland In Connie Mack's trade for Brl I-Krd, and who was later released to Baltimore. Mrs. Anna Ewlng, widow of the famous William (Buck) Ewlng, was a spectator at the opening game In Cincinnati -with a party of friends, it was the nnt gamo Mrs. Ewlng had attended since wing was manager of the Reds. Thus far Vincent Campbell hasnt given Fred Clarke any cause to regret trading him for Mike Donlln. Vincent has been shooting more blank? 1n the artillery line than the owners of a forty cent revolver on the Fourth of July. Del Howard, of tho St. Paul Club of the American association, is satisfied with life. Ho draws a good salary from the Saints, was recently elected mayor on Kennedy. Til., and owns $S,0 worth of stork In the Louisville club. Hiram AValdo, known as a devoloper of great rmn piayetrs, aiei tne eariy part ox last week In Rockford, 111. It is stated thnt among the men who made their careers under Wnldo, and later became famous, were Al Spalding and Cap Anson. The usual symptoms of Sorofula are enlarged glands of the nock sores and ulcers on the body, skin affections, catarrhal troubles, weakjj eyes and general poor health. The inherited poison, transmitted through ' the blood, pollutes and weakens this fluid, and la place of Its nutrltiv9 ( qualities fills the circulation with scrofulous matter, which saps .the vitality-, of tho entire system. Thousands of children, born with a scrofulous taint. haye spent their childhood in oonstant physical suffering, and grown toyi manhood or womanhood handicapped by 111 health and stunted growth. and perhaps later some disease of the bones or joints developed. S. S. S,, j given in their early life, would have prevontod this. It would havov cleansed and purified the blood of the taint, nourished and Btengthened their systems, and assisted each to grow into strong, healthful manhood or womanhood. S. S. S. is the very best remedy for Scrofula. It goes down to tho bottom of the trouble, and oleanses the circulation of all scrofulous matter. It supplies the weak, diseased blood with strength TnooiVi-huiiriiTirr nnivlitios. and under tho mtrifvine effects of this ercafi. remedy all symptoms of Scrofula -n- fmm nnrl in nn absolutely or nersons of any ade. Literature about Scrofula and any medical advic persons or a y g gwIFT spEcn?IC COtj ATLANTA, Gi., HAS DECIDED ITS Noyes and Hannah Will Be Regular Receivers for Loukouls. SENTELL ALL THERE: Shortstop Making Good With the Patrons Other Gossip of Chattanooga. CHATTANOOGA, Twin., May 11. -(Bp 6-' rliU.) Tin,, in'i.iai i mnni'-xlon of ;he it'll, I.HtiLoulu Is now dilihit.'ly molded. Thai itciinlsltlun o:" liu.h.'' ivoin AYushlngtom' :iiul thu !alr ol .Me I .iiough to Memphis : lias decided tlt! liiml inMunniirl of then, .squad, wl-.irh Hilly Sm.th will lead in' lu-'ck l.-fiiiMiu; i-.i-'i' I'm t lie gonfalon. Tim pivM iu lifiiMip, nith th- exception of VowlnUle, who .ici at uihm:. will be1 the regular one for ihe grind of thoj jn-aial chn:nploii:'-hlp joumn with ImL una . lo:-I'ole cliiiugo iii the pitching staff. ! Th. r- la a po.ibiliiy ll.at Bill liailey wllfJ In' placed her' by Kvirolt utter a short! trvmit at Providence; in other word 8 Itallcy will bo seal here If Buehler falls.) but otherwise no further changes Willi orciir. i The sale of MoI'ionniu;h, -which was aj grrnt surprise lordly, icnvee -oyeti ana; Hannah nn t!u regular catcher. Mnc wa1 eonsidored il rci-iainlv In view of thoi fact that, hi had raufiht practically all-of the gr. in i 'ft up to tlif time of his departure, but Smith explained that he merely did this In onW to glvo Noyes all' the rest po.-jdble before the actual Inauguration of the real grind. Mc IVmouuh'N ntjor biiUing, uecorrtlnK to. Smith, rendered him from the first aa4 ineligible. With Noyes and Meponough as the regular receivers there is not a really weak hitter in the entire lineup ns any of the regular uitcher.s can bo depended' upon to break up a fray at any moment, witb a slnirle or anv extra base drive-- Further the retention of theso two leaven a good pinch hitter always on deck witlw .senton to replace tne re urea man. The retention of L'euuerv Paul an lac- totum In lieu of Runser, who was rele-; mted to the V rir ni;i lenirue. at llrst call ed forth trreat. irobs of urotest from oc.a.V fandom, but the wisdom of Smith's act! is becoming more apparent every aay. Ken tell is not onlv fielding In faultless ently. He has connected flUpcessfully upon three consecutive occasions In thai pinch capacity copping three iraya single handed. More, Chappcllfl, "Ware, Covaleskle tndU eitner uoenier or uauey is coneiaerea by Smith to bo the strongest hurling department In the league. This quintet-! is not only considered the superior la tho defensive phase of pure pitching buts moreover, on the offense, as every man.' la a dangerous sticker. Covaleskle, Chap-r pell and More ospoclally, are hit tin si well over tne figures or last year exceed- lng ,800 In three, four and five games r spectively. With the exception nf th Bun all b.tv-' pear to bo 20 per cent more effeotlve4 than last year. Smith doea not believe. that ho has worked Covaleskle heavyd enouffh eitner tnis annua- or aurina last- season and the Pole's name will be seenui In the future with far greater frequency in the box scores. It will be recalled thatra iJirminirnam worked him rearularlv twlcac; a week in 1910 and that he had the naosta remaritaDie season ttt Ma career. The infield and outfield is fielding Inrij brilliant form &xd t thn offensive rmuT A ationB of the team continue only 75 perl eent as efficient for the remainder of thoj season as tney nave to date, smith confidently exnectn to eon the bun tin- The team la not only hitting yrmu, be-d nB- Biff n ,. , ( 1 uuKTjioiiung una otienBive aouicy ny sen- National and remarkable work upon thai oases. iNine tneits against uriDDeuo, or Montgomery. And Beven .aralnst Sea- bough, of Nashville, aro two of the feats! w men nave oeen accompusnea m tnt line... Hopkins holds the individual record withsS Tour tneits in a single game. This la well-: night a record for the league. Moran,, nopmns, jsaienti anu uoyie Did fair to. pilfer an average of 50 bases apiece vlm ino urm two aro atreaoy out utile snort or if, wun mo rnier close Demno. ho has lonired for formidable nltnhina- the bases. Smith will bo disappointed t ins ciun noes not umsii one, two. THE CUHEOK pass away. S. S. S. contains no miriorala , safe treatment for children, even infants. , i By "Bud" Fisher

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