The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-????, April 01, 1910, Image 3

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Fred Luderus, who has been signed
"Big Bear" Chance's place at the Initi al
want to play. Luderus has shown well
"Knowing Ones" Think Last Season's
Winners Will Not Finish Above
Second Place Baseball Dope Un
certain McGraw Lauds Marquard.
New York,
8L Louis,
St. Louis,
New York,
This Is the season 'hen the fan be
gins to pick the probable winners of
the races In the big baseball leagues
and the foregoing Is a concensus of
opinion as expressed by "experts" In
cities where there are major league
teams. '
It may be noted that Pittsburg Is
placed In second position this year,
most of those who expressed opinions
believing the bad luck that kept Chi
cago from winning the pennant in 1909
will not hit the Cubs in 1910. Frank
Chance, manager of the Chicago club,
la In good shape thus tar this season.
Roger PecklnpaugH.
and neither foot nor shoulder seems
to be bothering him, as they did last
year. With Fred Luderus as bis sub
stitute Chance, the fans seem to think,
has a fine opportunity of gathering In
the laurels this year.
I Detroit also Is shoved down to sec
ond place by the 'knowing ones," who
think Hughey , Jennings and his
bunch have won their last champion
ship tor the Wolverine metropolis.
The tans believe Connie Mack will
have the winner. There seems some
reason tor placing Cincinnati in third
llace in the National league, as Clark
rtfnth has a likely bunch of young
ers to sandwich in with his veterans
his year. As to Cleveland, In the
Imerican, It is bard to figure out how
he 'Naps will beat out Boston. The
Speed Boys" put up a rattling game
tst year and should be better this
eason. Cleveland has some new men
iho promise well, among them Roger
eckinpaugh. utility Inflelder. but the
loston bunch wtll have something to
mj about the result, and It would not
ft. - . -SZZaS
by the former champions, will take
sack whenever the manager doesn't
in practice.
be surprising to see them finish ahead
of Cleveland.
Reports from California have not
been favorable to the Chicago Sox and
although Comlskey has spent a large
sum to get new material, the wise
acres don't seem to have much con
fidence in his team.
The others are placed about as they
finished last year and the dope on
them seems to be better than that on;
the teams that are expected to be in.
the top division. Dope on baseball is1
more uncertain than that on the races,
aad these selections may be put down
as mere guess work at best.
Manager McGraw made the rather
surprising remark several days ago
that he expects Rube Marquard to be
one of his best winning pitchers dur
ing the coming season. Since the
training season . began Marquard has
been kept very much in the background.
He pitched In very few practice
games, and has done comparatively
little work of any kind on the side.
"I think we worked Marquard most
too hard last spring," explained Mc
Graw. "And he was so anxious to
make good that he overplayed his am
bition. His first disappointment at not
making good after having been talked
about all over the .country as a $11,
000 player took the art out of him and
his nerve to a certain extent went
with it If we can get that $11,000
idea out of his head and make him
pitch as naturally as he did at Indi
anapolis, I think the Giants will have
a most valuable man.
"They may say what they please
about Marquard," said McGraw. "But
I know that he is a good pitcher. He
has everything that a good, pitcher
ought to" have, and no man could have
done what he did before coming to
New YorK without having been a good
ivmiquaiu nas oeen worKlng on a
curve similar to Matty's fadeaway
ball,, the only difference being that it
is thrown from-the port side. As it
is perhaps well known, the fadeaway
Is a slow curve thrown by right-hand
ed pitchers. It breaks to the outside
of the plate, and that is what makes
the lade-away such a puzzle. Mar
quard Is showing wonderful progress
in developing the left-handed fade
away, and If he ever sucoeeds in con
trolling it so that ho can make it drop
away from the batter, just as Matty's
curve drops in toward the batter, he
will have a wonderful puzzler.
i u vjriauw camp is so entnusea over
the unexpected pitching brilliancy of
Parsons, the former star of Bucknell
college, that the annual christening of
new curve balls has become a fad.
"They have their sneeze balls, their
whiff balls, their sinker balls, their
stop balls and all that line of stuff,
says Catcher Robinson, "but I ain't
kiddin' you when I say that this fellow
Parsons has got a curve that Is ab
solutely new to baseball. The only
thing I can think of as a name for
it would be the fish ball."
It was thus recorded. Parsons has
the "fish ball," and if anybody can stop
that for a brand-new curve it's just
like money in his hand.
rv Parsons Is already known as "Slim1
and "Skinny." He is so tall that be
has to low bridge on electric fans, and
be is so thin that McGraw barred him
from the hot baths, to prevent him
from evaporating.
Sunday ball In Capital? Hardly.
Washington is aroused over a bill
Introduced by Representative Coudrey
of Mississippi, making Sunday base
ball In the District of Columbia law
ful. While there Is little chance of
such a measure running the gauntlet,
religious and civic bodies are holding
ually meetings and planning an ener
getic campaign against the proposed
The question of the naming of
horses has always been a perplexing
one to turfmen. Annually several-.
thousand colts and fillies have to be1
named, and at that the jockey club re-'
quires that names for these young-:
sters must be filed for registration on
March 1 of their two-year-old form.:
For failure to comply with this rule
it costs an owner $50 whenever he
sends his youngster to the starting
The jockey club also does not per
mit the use of a name that has been
registered within five years, but back
of this period an owner can take any
name for present use that is within
the lids of the English and American
record books. -
Of late years none of the great
stables has had the uniformity in
names that marked the strings of the
noted turfmen of days long since past
and gone. The late Pierre Lorlllard
bestowed on his great horses Indian
names, such as Iroquois, Parole, Sac
hem, Papoose, Pequot and Powhattan,
while J. W. Hunt Reynolds, the noted
Kentucky clubman, chose famous mu
sicians and musical terms for names'
for his most brilliant race horses, of
which Falsetta, the sire of The Picket
and Sir Huon, and Mendelssohn were
a fair sample.
Few stables have ever raced that
were as fitly named as the horses once
.owned by the late Charles Fleisch
mann of Cincinnati, and his son, Ju
lius, former mayor of the Queen city.
.It has always been understood that
Mrs. Julius Fleischmann performed
this service for her father-in-law and
husband. Some of the names she se
lected were surely hard to beat. For
instance, she called a colt out of Prom
enade Stroller and Smart Set was
picked out by her for a colt out of
J. E. Madden has at times struck a
few names that fitted as well as those
selected by Mrs. Fleischmann, as
above noted. For example, he named
the produce of Blissful, Single Life,
rather a grim selection at that,, as he
was then soon to pass out of the mar
ried state, and it was surely a stab at
his divorced wife, now Annie Louise
Bell. Good Luck as another bright
name he selected, as that son of im
ported Sandringham is out of Pocket
piece, and Skillful, Jackful, Aceful and
Witful, the get of imported Mirthful,
were all well named.
J. R. Keene has also struck It hap
pily in naming some of the get of
Ben Brush Birch Broom, Brush By
and Sweep all being by that Subur
ban handicap winner.
The late Maj. B. G. Thomas once
owned the stallion imported King Ban
and he adopted the form of naming
the get of that English horse with a
Ban prefix, and Ban Fox, Ban Chief,
Ban Hiniyar, and Banbridge, Banburg
and others of their like are as a re
sult recorded in the racing guides and
the record books.
Minnesota-Wisconsin League.
At the annual meeting of the Min
nesota-Wisconsin Baseball league at
Red Wing, Red. Wing and Rochester,
Minn., were admitted to membership.
Strict indorsement of the $1,330
monthly salary limit was agreed upon,
the number ' of players being limited
to 12 for each club. Including mana
ger. The league- this year will be
composed of Duluth, Winona, Red
Wing and Rochester In Minnesota,
and Superior, Eau Claire. Wausau and
La Crosse in Wisconsin. ,
Holdout Since 1907 Signs with Doves.
The Boston National league base
ball club has received the signed con
tract of F. B. Joy, the Hawaiian. Joy
was bought from San Francisco in
1907 by the Boston, club, but refused
to report, having been a holdout all
that time. Joy has been sent transpor
tation and will join the Doves at Au
Hinea, Doves' Catcher in 1882, Dies.
Michael P. Hines, catcher for the
Boston National league baseball club
from 1882 to 1885, died several days
ago in New Bedford. Conn. He was 45
years of age.
The new lightweight champion, after
being challenged by Joe Gans, an
nounced that he will fight no negroes.
Bulldog Skillfully Evades Mad Rushes
of Larger Animal and Awaits Op
portunity to Get His Favor
ite Hold.
Cheyenne, Wyo. After one of the
most desperate battles ever fought be
tween two animals, a bull dog killed
a mad bull near here a lew days ago.
The struggle lasted an hour.
Both dog and bull belonged to A. B.
Hawkins, who with other members of
his family witnessed the desperate en
The animals had been together on
the farm for some time and there was
no thought of a battle between them.
Hawkins was feeding his stock and the
dog, as usual, was at his side. Among
the cattle was a monster bull. The
king of the bovine herd never had
shown a tendency to be cross until the
morning of the battle, when Hawkins
struck him with a whip. This aroused
the bull's fighting spirit and he
charged the farmer. Hawkins escaped
through the gate leading to the feed
ing pen as the dog rushed to bis res
cue. Snapping at the heels of the bull,
the dog brought blood and turned the
big beast from his intended prey just
as Hawkins slammed the gate.
Fearing the, fight would terminate
fatally and not wanting to lose either
animal, Hawkins attempted to call the
dog off. Jack, the bulldog, had no in
tention of giving up after once being
charged by the bull, and he remained
in the fray.
With lowered head the bull bellowed
hi . challenge and the dog stood await
ing the attack. The bull rushed mad
ly, but the dog' leaped aside. Again
and again the bull tried to impale Jack
on his horns or crush him against the
ground. The dog skillfully eduded the
charges of the enraged bull. (
Growing more furious as each
charge failed, the bull tore at the
brave dog with roars of anger. Other
animals in the herd took up the chal
lenge, but still Jack stood his ground.
By this time, other members of the
family bad reached the scene. The
children wept, fearing their pet dog
would be trampled to death. Jack
knew his business, however, and paid
no attention to the commands of Haw
kins and the others. Once a horn
struck him lightly on the side. Then
the dog charged. He grabbed the bull
near the jaw, but the great animal
shook him off. A great piece of the
bull's flesh was firmly clutched in the
dog's teeth. The taste of blood aroused
the canine instinct for battle and tbe
dog I'Jad again. Blood was flowing
The Dog Skillfully Eluded the Bull's
from the great wound in the bull's jaw
and as he shook his head In rage .ue
life fluid covered the dog.
Crouching low; the dog awaited the
bull's next attack. As the animal
rushed, Jack sprang to meet the
charge... This time his teeth reached
th- proper spot. Into the throat of his
huge foe the dog1 sank bis tangs. With
a growl, the first sound lie bad uttered
during the fierce encounter. Jack hung
All efforts on the part of the bull to
shake the dog off were futile. Tbe
bull reared, lifting Jack from the
ground. The master of the herd tried
to paw the dog off. but It was useless.
JacK had a death bold and knew It.
Commands of the master and tbe
little playmates were alike unheeded.
The dog was there to fight to the
death and nothing less than the bull's
lifj would satisfy him. The attempts
of the bull to'shakv off the dog grew
weaker and weaker, and finally the big
animal sank to his knees. Jack held
on. Then the ' bull rolled over on bis
side. ; Blood was flowing in a stream.
The dog was nearly choked, but be
would not let go. At last with a shud
der the bull gave up and Hawkins
rushed Into the pen. With great difli
culty he pried open tbe jaws of the
dor- The bull was dead.
Veterans Are Being Superseded and
a New Generation Has Arisen
The "Youngsters" 'Seem to Be
Making Good.
This Is the day of the young man
In the railroad profession. Recent
. changes In the
executive organi
zation of several
of the leading
western railroads
and they have
been far more fre
quent during the
last few months
than usual have
demonstrated this
Taking no ac
count for the
present of the
causes which
have led so many
of the principal
railroad systems
to reorganize the
personnel of their
executive officers, one prominent ten
dency has been manifest throughout
The old war horses of the railroad
game, who have spent their lives
in the service, and who by their ef
forts have made the American trans
portation system what it is, as Veil
as having been' responsible in a meas
ure for what it is not, have stepped
aside, and their places have been
filled with men of lesser years, just
as the battle scarred furniture of
their sanctums has been replaced with
new mahogany.
And the new men seem to be ma
king good, as far as can be Judged
from tbe achievements of those whose
promotion to leadership has not been
of too recent date. No one Is claim
ing that they are made of better tim
ber than their predecessors, but they
seem to be able to arrive sooner. ,
They have bad opportunities for
education, , not always school educa
tion, but access to tbe Ideas of others
not possessed by the pioneers, each
of whom had to blaze his own trail
without the guidance of custom or
precedent, and often without knowl-
'edge of what his fellow . workers in
the same lines of endeavor were do
ing or bad already accomplished.
Another characteristic is noticeable
In the new officers as in the new fur
niture. They seem to be smoother,
more polished and brilliant, and much
of their trainine has been along the
lines of diplomacy. The "public be
damned" theory ; is not dead.,, but
where it exists the theorists who still
hold to it are wise enough to keep
it buried as deep as possible.
Where the previous generation of rail
road chiefs was wont to get what It
wanted or thought it ought to have
by any means that offered, and while
It had not time for palavering in an
emergency, the newer set of railroad
officials proceeds along different lines,
preferring to gain its ends by co-operation
with the public' and by less
strenuous methods. Chicago Tribune.
American Engineers and Conductors,
But They Don't Stick to Jobs for
Long Periods.
v -
Archer Harman. president of 1 the
Guayaquil & Quito railroad, returned
from Ecuador to New York and re
ported to Ned York great progress in
the building of the road, 300 miles of
which was completed in 1909 The
road connects Guayaquil on the coast
of Quito, the capital, on the Andes
plateau. It is one of the tallest jobs
in railroading that has been attempt
ed. The elevation at Cotopaxi pass
Is 12,500 feet. Most of the engineers
and conductors are Americans, but
they do not stay long In the employ,
ment of the company, being of a ro
ving disposition. Their, places after
they think they have made enough
money to go wandering again, are
filled by other rovers. About ' nine
tenths of the workers on the road out
side of the engineers and conductors
are natives. The speed of trains on
the plains is sometimes between 40
and 50 miles, and lnthe passes about
12 miles. ,
Has "Fresh Air" Cars.
- The Erie railroad has provided one
car In some of its suburban trains for
those who object to the steam heat
and stuffy atmosphere of the regular
cars. The cars carry signs reading
"Fresh Air," and are started out with
the doors, ventilators and alternate
side windows wide open. Any person
riding in these cars is privileged to
close the window next to him, but has
no right to insist on tbe closing of
other ventilation openings. The will
of the majority of those who ride in
the cars will control the turning on
of the steam, which may be wanted
in very cold weather. Those who find
the cars too cold can always move to
other cars in the trains. This, It Is
considered, is a novel but sensible
way of solving the vexatious prob
lem of heating and ventilating cars.
To Learn American Methods.
One of the big Brazilian railroads
has just perfected a plan by which It
will send four of its mechanics to the
United States every six months and
put them at work in some or our big
railroad shops so that they may be-
come familiar with American meth
I -kIs.
wins high position
E. O. McCormick.
The appointment of two vice-presidents
of the Southern Pacific railroad
E. O. McCormick of Chicago and
William F. Herrin of San Francisco,
has been announced. - Both have their
headquarters In' San Francisco, ac
cording to a Chicago dispatch.
Mr. McCormick has been in Chi
cago since 1904, as assistant director
of traffic of the Southern and , Union
Pacific, under J. C. Stubbs. He came
to Chicago from San Francisco, where,
he ' had been passenger traffic man-!
ager of the Southern Pacific for aj
number of years. His elevation - to;
the vice-presidency of the road wasi
greeted with many expressions ofj
pleasure by those of his associates in,
the railroad world who heard of It;
As vice-president of the. Southern!
Pacific Mr. McCormick will have suJ
pervision of all the traffic, both pas-.
senger and freight, on the Pacific sys
tem.' embracing the lines in California,
Arizona, New Mexico,- Nevada. Utah ,
and Oregon, and will report to tbe di-
rector of traffic, Mr. Stubbs. . .- .
Mr. McCormick began his railroad
career in 1878, in the general offices ,
of the Lake. Erie & Western at La
fayette, Ind. Later he was employed
in the freight department of the .
Monon road at the same place. In
1889 he was appointed general passe-ger
agent of the Cincinnati, Hamil
ton & Dayton, where be remained for
14 years, leaving to become passenger
traffic manager of the Big Four at Cin
cinnati. ",
Six years later he attracted the at
tention ,of E. H. Harrfanari. and wa3
sent by him to San Francisco as pas
senger traffic manager f the South
ern Pacific. Since then he bas been
constantly with the Harriman ' lines.
coming to Chicago in 1904 as assistant
traffic director of the -Union Pacific,
Oregon Short line, ' Oregon Railway
and Navigation Company ' and the
Southern Pacific system. '.'
Mr. Herrin, also made a vice-presU-dent,
will - have supervision of the,
legal and land departments and the
corporate , organizations ' of the x."a
cific systems, , and qhe financial busii
ness of the company in California, and
will report to the president. '
Employed to Sue Railroad Company
First for Whistling and Then
for Not Whistling. 1
On a trip one, day in Kansas, Stew
art Taylor. Kansas ityjattprney
ran across "Joe" Waters, a Topeka
lawyer, at Alma.
'What are you-doing here?" Tay-f
lor asked.
'Well, I've got a couple qf suits
against the Santa Fe," the Topeka
man, who is a brother of L. H. Wa- i
ters of Kansas City.answered.; "J'm
going to collect damages from the
road once tor whistling and once for
not whistling." ... - ' ,
"I don't quite get that," Taylor said.
"Well, It's this . way. There's an . en
gineer on this run who used to court
a girl in this town. His suit didn't
prosper s somehow, the girl : choosing
to remain a maid. She owns a little
place on the outskirts of the town,
close to the railroad tracks, and lives
there. It seems his rejection stirred
up the acid in the engineer's dispo
sition, and every' time be takes his;
train past the house of bis former!
sweetheart he lets a shriek out of the
whistle. Sometimes he'd even stop
the train to prolong it until he could!
feel sure she had a headache. She
stood It until she was a nervous
wreck and then sued the railroad for.
"The other suit against the road;
concerns the same engineer.' He,
must have been saving up his steam)
to let off in front of the bouse of his
spite, because he neglected to blow5
the whistle one day when he' ar
prdached a crossing just outside of
town here and ran down a farmer's;
wagon, killing a horse. The owner
brought suit and gave me the case;!
so here I am to make the company!
pay for whistling and ' fcr not
-Buggy Caught on Engine.
When ,the buggy in which Mrs. Myr
tle Lortda, , her four-year-old son
Ralph, and a .farm hand were riding
was struck by a fast Chicago A Alton
passenger train at Whitehall, 111., the
buggy with Its occupants was torn
loose from the horse and was carried
on the pilot of the engine for a quar
ter of a mile.
In the strange ride Mrs. Lurton's
skull was fractured. The boy and
. the farm hand escaped unhurt.
, wrecked buggy had held to the .pilot
j until the train was stopped. Then It
- slipped off; before the tram crew
1 could run to the front of the engine.