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Walter Leverenz of St. Louis Americans.
His name is reminiscent af the
French; he looks like an Irishman and
his father and mother, natives of Ger
many, emigrated to America and set
tled in Chicago when that place was
almost a village.
He’s Walter Leverenz, the south
paw, and one of the class}- bunch of
young twirlers who willfmake of the
St. I.ouis Americans a great team in
a few years.
Leverenz joined the Browns at Wa
co last spring, coming from Los An
geles of the Pacific Coast league.
It was up in Chicago that he learn
ed to play ball—on the lots—and he's
strong for the lots as a training place
for ballplayers.
"You've got to get out and hustle;
you pick up what you can; you mix
with every kind of players, good, bad,
and worse, and that's where you get
the experience also," declares Walter.
"Of course, there are good players
who come from the colleges, but they
are not self-taught liltg the lot boys.
The college boy has some one to teach
him to play ball, some one to look
j after him. some one to show him how
and when to play. And then he plays
against the same sort of men taught
by others. It's different on the lots.
There it’s a question of the survival
of the fittest, and that's a rule that
goes and goes hard. The lot player
doesn't get any coddling. Those that
survive usually know how to play ball.
’T've been playing ball as far back
as I can remember. When 1 was a kid
at school I helped my father in his
blacksmith shop in Chicago, and you
can bet I put in some hard licks of
work there. It gave me lots of
strength, too, and 1 don’t regret my
work there. I learned the blacksmith
trade, but I found time to play ball.
Who doesn’t if he really wants to
Walter organized the first regular
lot team he played on and he was
the manager, captain, pitcher, and
lead-off batter, which was some job. '
Leverenz broke into organized base
ball up in Hartford, Conn., and in 1909
j helped the Hartford team win the only
| pennant the town had ever landed.
Outfielder George Burns, Graduate of
Utica Team, Is Making Good in
the Big League.
No young player in the major
leagues has attracted more attention
this season by the good showing he
has made than George Burns, the
young outfielder of the New York
Giants. The New York critics have
been loud in their praises of this
sterling young player and he has be
come a big favorite with the crowds
that attend the games at the Polo
grounds. Burns won out for a regular
George Burns.
berth In the outfield of the Giants
against Josh Devore, an acknowledged
high-class outfield artist and good
batsman, who has filled the roll of left
fielder on the team for several sea
sons and who played in the world's
series last year. This was a big
feather in the cap of young Burns
and he has demonstrated since that
McGraw made no mistake when he as
signed him to the left field post.
• Burns haifs from the New York
State league, an organization that has
given to the big leagues some of its
best players. He is twenty-two years
of age and was born in Utica. His
family removed to St. Johnsville, N.
Y., when George was a young
ster, and there he makes his home
now, following the trade of a cigar
maker in the off season. He comes
naturally by his ball playing ability,
as hiB father before him was a clev
er baseball artist. George broke into
the game as an amateur when six
teen years old.
• Japs Ardent Fans.
Count Okuina, a veteran statesman;
Baron Sakatani, mayor of Tokio, and
others equally prominent, are rabid
baseball fans. Baseball Is an old
game in Japan, despite the fact that
many here don’t think so. It was
played as early as 1885, being intro
duced by Yankees in the government
employ at that time.
Milwaukee Has Fast Man.
Larry Gilbert, guardian of the cen
ter pasture for Milwaukee, is said to
be one of the fastest men in the as
riOTLS of the
Frank Chance calls George Dauss,
the young Detroit hurler, “the league's
best prospect.”
• • •
Carl Cushion, whose arm has been
useless to the Senators all season,
may be developed into an outfielder.
• • •
The Cincinnati Reds are after Pitch
er Casey Hageman and Second Base
man Hank Butcher of the Denver
Manager Huggins is looking for a
clean-up hitter. Hug says he is with
out a player who can send in the need
ed runs.
Clark Griffith says he has the best
defensive infield in the American
league in Gandil, Morgan, McBride
and Foster.
• • •
It is said that Manager Fred Clark
of the Pirates is willing to trade Pitch
er Claude Hendrix to the Giants for
Tesreau and Shafer.
• • •
The Brooklyn club may be fined
$500 for sending Pitcher Kent to the
Toronto club without first obtaining
waivers from the other clubs.
• • •
Raker, Barry, Collins and Mclnnis,
Connie Mack's peerless quartet, are
batting for a combined average of
.310. Are they worth $100,000.
• * •
\vonder If the Cleveland fans have
that million dollars scraped up which
they said they would distribute among
the Nap players should they win the
• • •
"Doc” Crandall, who is regarded as
one of the best pitchers in the busi
ness to stop a batting rally, has lost
his ability to go the full route success
• • *
A well known statistician has un
i covered the fact that the last triple
I Play in the National league was per
! formed back in 1878 by Paul Hines of
| the Providence team.
• • *
The Becker-I-uderus-Cravath combi
nation is the greatest home-run trio
ever gathered on one team. Only on
rare occasions does one of them fail
to conect with a 'homer.
x • • •
Poor fielding by the outfield is said
to be one of the chief weaknesses of
the Boston Braves. The other garden
ers, however, form a large part of the
team's batting strength.
• • •
Pitcher Adams of Pittsburgh has
been troubled on hot days this year,
feeling dizziness after pitching a few
innings on extremely torrid days, so
that he has to quit the box to avoid
• • •
Heine Groh is having lots of chances
at second base for the Reds and ac
cepting a very large proportion of
them in first-class style. In Cincin
nati he is regarded as the coming sec
ond baseman.
Of Utmost Importance to Know
Your Side Partner.
Important Business Requisite Has
Come to Be Material Factor In
Baseball—Lends Polish to
Team Work of Club.
“Know your man.” Business men
consider that an Important requisite
in the handling af their employes, it
has come to be a prominent factor in
baseball—one that lends polish to the
team work of a club.
Individually players on teams In the
major league ranks may be regarded
as experts in fielding the ball, but
often these experts are made by the
assistance of some one player. Again,
a man is unable to show his true value
because the player alongside of whom
he is stationed is not a finished artist.
But if a man knows his side partner,
is thoroughly acquainted with his
traits and peculiarities in fielding, he
can do himself justice although his
mate it not a clever fielder. Knowing
the man with whom they work has
made many players look like stars,
although they were not.
When Joe Tinker and Johnny Evers
played together on the Chicago Cub
team they were regarded as the great
est pair of infielders ever paired at
second base. This reputation has not
Deen taken rrom tnem since tney nave
been separated, but they commanded
more attention when together. It was
because they knew each other and
were thoroughly familiar with each
other’s actions. They played together
one year without speaking to each
other on or off the ball field. Yet in
that season they pulled off some of the
greatest baseball feats seen in the Na
tional league, only because each knew
what to expect from the other when
he received the ball. They were not
aware of how important it was to be
familiar with each move of the player
alongsile of them until they were
parted. They more than know It now.
“Know your man, I have heard ap
plied in business, but it is just as im
portant in baseball,” said Manager
Evers of the Cubs. “One who is not
on the field may not think so, but I
know more than ever since Tinker
went away. There is no question that
he made me a great second baseman,
and I did the same for him. It was
just because we knew each other thor
oughly. There was not a ball hit
around second bag that we did not
know which one would take it. It was
seldom we became confused.
“I could run over to second base,
close my eyes and take a toss from
Tinker because I knew just where he
was going to throw It. When he went
after certain ground balls I knew ex
actly what he was going to do, and
when I went after them he knew what
to expect. When there was a runner
on first we had our signals arranged
so that we knew just what to do."
Former White Sox Shortstop Has
Made Good in Milwaukee and
Comiskey May Recall Him.
In mentioning baseball “beauties”
of other years, it is In order to recall
that Russell Blackburne, for whom
President Comiskey of the White Sox
“Lena" Blackburne.
paid a fabulous sum and who was rat
ed a prize lemon, is making good with
the Milwaukee team. Blackburne,
like Marquard, threatens to come back
and pay dividends cn the original big
investment made in him when he
broke info the big set. He is said to
be the-biggest individual cog on the
Brewer team. Blackburne iB said to
be playing as good ball as that which
' made him so much sought when he
was the star of the Providence team
under Hugh Duffy. President Comis
key has strings on Blackburne, and
may decide to try him again.
Unusual Play.
One of the most unusual plays ever
I seen in a major league ball game oc
' curred the other afternoon at Detroit.
! In the sixth inning, with the bases
; bare, Harry Wolter. the Yankees’ cen
| ter fielder, hit a terrific line drive
! straight toward the pitchers’ box. Wil
lett threw up his hand'and succeeded
; in retarding the speed of the pill,
] risking the loss of his arm in so do
! ing. it so happened that he showed
j it up enough for Bush, who had start
ed with the crack of the bat, to get i
to the ball before it struck the ground,
the shortstop catching it about six
feet from second base. Under the
rules, Wolter was out. Bush receiv
ing a put-out and Willett an assist.
Another Peculiar Play.
From Knoxville, that home of pe
culiar plays, comes a story of a new
one from a truthful correspondent
In a recent Appalachian leagife game,
with a man on third, Scheifly of
Knoxville stole second. The Bristol
second baseman dropped the ball and
Schiefly sat down on it While a
search was being made for it the man
on third “stole’’ home. The umpire,
says the correspondent, refused to al
low a claim of “interference."
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EALIZING the importance
of absolutely pure milk
in the diet of infants
and invalids and medical
societies in many of the
larger cities of the Uni
ted States have arranged
to provide milk produced
under strict sanitary con
ditions. This milk is
sold to consumers under
a certificate from the
medical society guaran
teeing its purity and
In Chicago, for instance, a commis
sion of the Cook County Medical soci
ety has supervision over all dairies
where certified milk is produced. It is
purely philanthropic In Its aims, work
ing without compensation or hope of
reward other than maintaining human
health and saving the lives of helpless
This commission favors all agencies
which aim to give the public a safe
and healthful milk supply. It is es
pecially concerned in guaranteeing a
limited supply of milk for the use of
infants, invalids and convalescents.
The commission holds that milk is
pure only when it is kept pure at
every stage from the time it is drawn
from the cow until it is used as hu
man food. The commission holds
that contaminated milk cannot be ren
dered- pure by artificial processes and
that while such "Processed Milk” may
be useful for general commercial pur
poses it is not suitable as food for
infants or invalids.
Only healthy cows are used to pro
duce certified milk. These are tested
with tuberculin by United States gov
ernment veterinarians and passed as
healthy before the milk is certified by
the commission. When any cow in a
herd furnishing certified milk is found
diseased she must be immediately re
moved from the farm. All dairy barns
must be sanitary in construction, with
special Tegards to light, ventilation,
general cleanliness, and water. All
milk is required to have a definite per
centage of cream each day. a variation
of only one-half of one per cent, being
allowed. Certified milk must be free
from all disease germs and not con
tain over ten-thousand non-pathogenic
germs (not producing disease) in each
drop. Commercial milk often has as
high as one million germs in each
. drop.
Only healthy employes are permit
ted to work on farms producing certi
fied milk. They must observe the
highest degree of personal cleanliness
at all times. When employed in milk
ing they must wear clean white duck
suits. Utensils used in handling certi
fied milk must be kept scrupulously
clean and sterilized before using. Milk
is cooled to 45 degrees or lower im
mediately after milking, bottled in
sterilized bottles, which are then
sealed and packed in ice within twen
ty minutes after milking. The milk is
kept packed in ice until delivered at
the customer’s bouse.
Certified milk means the best and
cleanest raw milk on the market. It
i3 always clean at all stages. It is
never a dirty milk which has been
processed. It is a natural raw milk,
not a cooked milk.
No matter how carefully milk is han
dled between the farm and the home,
or in how pure a state it is delivered
at the domestic ice box, it quickly can
become an undesirable food if care
lessly handled in the home, according
to the specialists of the United States
department of agriculture. Milk that
is left for only a short time in summer
heat may become unfit for use.
Milk will quickly become contami
nated when exposed to the air, or when
placed in unclean vessels. Though
some bacteria are always present,
even in the best grades of fresh milk,
they are generally harmless provided
their numbers are small and they are
not of the disease producing type; but
milk must be kept cool to prevent the
bacteria already in it, and which may
get in it by accident, from multiplying
to a point where the milk is undesir
able. Producers and dealers have done
their duty if they have left at the door
a bottle of clean, cold, unadulterated
milk, free from the bacteria which
cause disease. The consumer must
then do his part, if he wants clean,
wholesome milk for himself and his
Milk should be taken into the house
and put in the refrigerator as soon
after delivery as possible. This is par
ticularly necessary in hot weather. If
it is impossible to have the bottles of
milk put immediately in the refrigera
tor, provide on the porch a box con
taining a lump of ice. In planning a
house, arrange to have the refrigera
tor set in the wall with an opening
on the outside. It Is always possible
to provide locks for these boxes or re
frigerator doors, and supply the mift
man with one key. The interior of the
food compartment should be wiped
every day with a clean cloth, and thor
oughly scalded as often as once a
week. Under no circumstances
should the drain pipe of an icebox be
connected with a sewer.
The milk should be kept In the ori
ginal bottle, end the bottle left in the j
refrigerator until needed. Before use, |
The Housewife’s Criminal Neglect.
clean bottles or covered dishes, into
which the milkman can pour the milk
from his bottle. If bottles are left in
such a home, the milkman should not
be allowed to collect them again until
they have been properly disinfected by
the board of health. At any rate, if
there is a serious sickness in the home
all milk bottles should be boiled before
being sent out of the house.
Milk dipped from a can or drawn
from the faucet of a can may be a
source of danger, and should be avoid
ed where it is posible to get bottles of
milk. The air of city streets and
houses is laden with dust and bacteria.
Interior of Barn Where Pure Milk Is Produced.
the neck of the bottle and the cap '
should be washed and then carefully
wiped' with a clean cloth before the
cap is removed. Remove the cap with
a sharp-pointed instrument, so as not
to push the cap down into the milk.
Once a bottle is opened, it should be j
kept covered, both to keep out dirt,
and bacteria and to prevent absorption
or undesirable odors. The original cap
should not be replaced. Instead, place
an inverted cup or tumbler on the top
of the bottle. The milk should be used
from the bottle as needed and any un- j
used milk should not be returned to I
the bottle after having been poured j
into another vessel. Do not let milk j
Exterior of Well Ventilated and Sanitary Barn.
stand In a warm room on the table
any longer than is necessary. Do not
place milk in a refrigerator compart
ment with onions or other food having
a strong odor.
Before returning the botles to the
milkman, wash them first in cold wa
ter and then in warm water. Do not
use milk bottles for holding vinegar,
kerosene or other substances than
I milk. Never take milk bottles into a
sick room, because infectious diseases
can be spread through a milk bottle re
turned to the farm and delivered to
some other home. This is a civic duty
that everyone owes to his neighbors.
If there is a ease of typhoid fever, or
other serious communicable disease in
the house, the fairest thing to do for
one’s neighbor is to provide one’s own
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and frequently particles of filth. Even
if the milk is clean in the milkman's
receptacle, the repouring of it into an
open vessel or pitcher for the custom
er gives an excellent chance for float
ing disease germs to get into the milk.
In stores where dipped milk is sold,
filthy conditions often prevail, and
milk is frequently handled most care
lessly. Clerks and even customers at
times frequently drink out of the milk
dipper. It is dangerous to gtve such
milk to children and invalids, and at
best it is not a clean food. Milk drawn
from the faucet of a milk dealer’s can.
while not exposed to the air so long a9
dipped milk, also has the disadvantage
of not being thoroughly mixed. Some
consumers therefore receive less than
their share of cream.
If bottled milk cannot be obtained,
try to have the milk delivered person
ally to some member of the family,
and receive It in a scalded covered
vessel that has not been exposed to
the air of a room or street. Otherwise
set out a scalded covered dish or l
bowl, or a glass preserving Jar with a
glass top without a rubber band, in
no case should an uncovered vessel be j
used. Milk should be taken into the ,
house immediately on delivery, or if
this is impossible. It should be placed
in an outside refrigerator, or the out
side door of the refrigerator in the
house, if its ice box opens to the out
side. Cleanliness in the handling of
milk Is as necessary , in the home as
in the production of milk on the farm.
Milk must be kept at low temperature
at all times, to prevent growth of bac
teria and subsequent souring. It
should be kept in closed vesesls- as far
as possible. The consumer should in
sist on having bottled milk delivered,
and if this is impossible should at
least see that the milk after delivery
suffers no additional contamination.
Task of Separation.
How important loom the thousand
and one things that fill the daily life,
yet how trivial is the bulk of them!
To separate the realities from the un
realities. the significant from the
trifling and non-essential—that surely
is the first step to self-knowledge, the
one and only royal road to self-con
quest.—Collier’s Weekly.
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Interior of a Very Unsanitary Barn.
As to Nerve.
Talk about the weakness of modern
nerves doesn’t square with facts. We
of today are more sensitive to pain
than were our ancestors. We even
shudder at the pain of others, which
is something that our forefathers were
able to endure with equanimity, and
after with pleasure. But when it
comes to withstanding a seven-day-in
the-week assauty on human nerve
ends, our ancestors were neuraesthe
nic children compared to ourselves.
Back in the middle ages people had
a witchcraft panic whenever some
body's cow died suddenly; dancing
manias when any one preached at
them too hard, and nearly all Europe
stood on its head, figuratively speak
ing, when the Turks took Jerusalem.
How different now! The modern cit
izen takes the troubles of the whole
world home with him on a street
car. He lives in intimate association
with white plagues, and anti-white
slave crusades, and uplift movements
of all sorts and varieties. He takea
sides with the suffrage question; he
endures elevated roads, honking and
charging motor cars, police censors,
cubist art, tariff debates, and turkey
trots, and still, In most cases, he man
ages to keep out of the insane asylum
and courts generally hold that he is
competent to make a will. The nerve
endurance of modern human kind de
serves a monument,—Chicago Jour*
Till Frost.
Mrs. Knicker—Is she a grass widow?
Mrs. Bocker—No, a hay fever one.
India’s Religion.
P. C. Banerjee. a Hindoo student
In the London School of Economics,
writing in the London Everyman,
gives some information regarding In
dia. He says that the assertion that
the educated classes in India have
lost all faith in their ancient religion
is sufficiently disproved by the fact
that all the attempts of the Chris
tian missionaries for a century have
resulted in one convert in a thousand
among educated Indians. He says
that, •vhile religious prejudice exists
among various sects, the assertion
that Hindoos and Mohammedans, if
left to themselves, would annihilate
each other, is disproved by the fact
that they lived peaceably together be
fore British rule. He gives the num
ber of natives educated in English as
over a million and a half, and says
that only 185 different languages and
dialects (not 539) are spoken; that
only half a dozen languages are spok
en by 200,000,000 oat of a total popu
lation of 294,000,000 of people; that
Hlndoolsm and Mohammedanism to
gether count 270,000,000 followers,
and that 8,000,000 are animists; that
is, have no religion at all.
Heavy Penalty for Carelessness.
A fine of $5,000 for losing a lock of
hair belonging to the German poet,
Goethe, was imposed on a St Peters
burg, Russia, lawyer recently. The
lock had been pawned with the lawyer
for $100 by its Joint owners, the sis
ters Boehme, of Weimar, Germany,
Goethe’s birthplace.
Then Sailors Know the Much Hated
Fish Has Been Caught on
Their Hooks.
Sharks are numerous in Magdalena
hay, on the west coast of the Peninsu
la of Lower California, says the Wide
World. The monsters at this point
seem to take almost any kind of bait,
and it is rarely that a warship is seen
at anchor without from one to a half
dozen lines dangling from its stern.
Watching a shark line is a tedious
business, but it is strictly necessary
in order that the fisherman may know
when the monster is hooked, as its
frantio rushes, if allowed to go un
checked, are pretty sure to cause some
part of the line, leader, or even a part
of its own anatomy to give way, and
result in its escape.
The old scheme of tying the line
around one's big toe and going to sleep
would probably work all right so far
as rousing the fisherman was con
cerned. but the sequel might not leave
him in a condition to give undivided
attention to landing the prize. To this
end the officers and sailors have hit on
an ingenious plan. Instead of taking
in their lines when the dinner gong
sounds or when for any reason they
are on duty elesewhere, they run a
stout piece of marlin twine from the
sharkline up to the steam whistle,
leaving It for the man eater himself
to announce the event of his being
hooked by sounding a toot.
To Memory Dear.
Ted—I hope you gave your girl a
birthday present that will cause her
to long remember you.
Ned—I don't know about that; but
it's a constant reminder to me, for 1
bought it on the installment plan.—
Stray Stories.
To allay itching and irritation of the
acalp, prevent dry, thin and falling
hair, remove crusts, scales and dan
druff, and promote the growth and
beauty of the hair, the following spe
cial treatment Is most effective, agree
able and economical. On retiring,
comb the hair out straight all around,
then begin at the side and make a
parting, gently rubbing Cuticura Oint
ment into the parting with & bit of
soft flannel held over the end of the
finger. Anoint additional partings
about half an inch apart until the
whole scalp has been treated, the pur
pose being to get the Cuticura Oint
ment on the scalp skin rather than on
the hair. It is well to place a light
covering over the hair to protect the
pillow from possible stain. The next
morning, shampoo with Cuticura Soap
and hot water. Shampoos alone may
be used as often as agreeable, but
once or twice a month ia generally
sufficient for this special treatment
for women’s hair.
Cuticura Soap and Ointment sold
throughout the world. Sample of each
free, with 32-p. Skin Book. Address post
card "Cuticura, Dept. L, Boston."—Adv.
Easily Explained.
McCarthy got into an argument with
Casey about the efficacy of prayer.
“Oi can't see that there's anything
in it,” asserted Casey. Oi never got
anything out of it.”
"Well," said McCarthy, “don’t you
know when there’s a war it’s always
the people that pray that win the
“How about the Chinese?” asked
Casey. “They’re great people to pray,
and yet they get licked, and licked
"Oh, well,” explained McCarthy, “no
wan could understand thim whin they
Luxury for Ostriches.
Dealing with the anti-plumage cam
paign in England, the Cape Times in
a leading article remarks that: “Were
it not for the commercial value of its
feathers, the ostrich would today be
as rare in civilized South Africa as the
hippopotamus. The ostrich is really
a much pampered bird, living a life of
pure luxury. He is bred and kept in
condition merely for the sake of his
feathers, and generally he lives to a
ripe old age. The feathers are not
pulled out from the sockets by the
roots, but are cut with as little pain
to the bird as is caused to a sheep by
the shearer.”
“I saved a life this summer.”
”^ou don’t say so! Whose was it?”
"My own. I didn’t go in swim
Apparently, with Advancing Age
“At the age of 50 years I collapses
from excessive coffee drinking," writes
a man in Mo. “For four years I sham
bled about with the aid or crutches or
cane, most of the time unable to
dress myself without help.
"My feet were greatly swollen, my
right arm was shrunken and twisted
inward, the fingers of my right hand
were clenched and could not be ex
tended except with great effort and
pain. Nothing seemed to give me more
than temporary relief.
“Now, during all this time and for
about 30 ( years previously, I drank
daily an average of 6 cups of strong
coffee—rarely missing a meal.
"My wife at last took my case into
her own hands and bought some
Postum. She made it according to di
rections and I liked it fully as well
as the best high-grade coffee.
“Improvement set in at once. In
about 6 months I began to work a lit
tle, and in less than a year I was very
much better, improving rapidly from
day to day. I am now in far better
health than most men of my years
and apparently growing stronger with
advancing age.
“I am busy every day at some kind
of work and am able to keep up with
the procession without a cane. The
arm and hand that were once almost
useless, now keep far ahead in rapidity
of movement and beauty of penman
Name given by Postum Co., Battle
Creek, Mich. Write for copy of the lit
tle book, "The Road to WellviHe ”
Postum comes in two forms:
Regular Postum—must be well boiled.
Instant Postum is a soluble powder.
A teaspoonful dissolves Quickly in ft
cup Of hot water and, with the addi
tion of cream and sugar, makes a de
licious beverage Instantly.
“There’s a reason” for Postum.