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s THE NORFOLK AVKBKLY NEWS-JOURNAL , FRIDAY , MAY 26 , 1911 , * 1 k.
Real Start Come Every Year.
tty TOMMY CLARK.
"Did you ever notice that baseball
marvels appear only onci every live
years ? " said n prominent National
league bum-bull man recently to the
writer. "It may HOIMII facetious , but
nevertheless Is tnuJust go back
over the list and you will see thnt
there IIIIVL-bi'i-n but two extraordinary
players developed during this space of
time , and one of them Is n pitcher.
"My point 1 ( easily taken and to my
way of thinking Is cosily proved. These
last flvo years both men have gone to
nnd been developed In the American
league. Ono of them Is Walter John
son of Washington , that marvelous
pitcher nnd perhaps the greatest of
this year nnd former years. The oth
er player Is Ty Uobb of Detroit.
The half dccndo from 1000 to 1005
brought out Pitcher Ed Walsh of the
White Sox nnd Second Bnsemnn John
ny Evora of the Cubs. I would like
to Include Pitchers Mnthowson of the
Giants , but really bellevo thnt Ed
Walsh tops him. You see , he hasn't
the club behind him that the other
I I >
two follows havo. It takes a lot of
' pitching to win a game for the Sox ,
especially last year nnd the ono bo-
"To return to Johnson ho never
was heard of until Joe Cautlllon signed
htm up. Straight from the deserts of
Idaho ho lugged Walter , and Johnson
lias been a star ever since. Ho hns
not got what you call a marvelous
team behind him , but his winning
average is close to .500 , and ho has
worked in a big lot of games too.
"Cobb , Speaker , Lnjolo and the other
magnificent bnttcrs of the Amcrlcnn
league Hud him n hard proposition to
face. Pat Dougherty and Billy Sulli
van of the Chicago Americans , who
nro pretty fine sluggers , cannot do any
thing but whiff when they get up
"Lots of the time he doesn't need
many curves. Ills straight fast ball
is enough to bafllo most of the batters.
In a series with the White Sox in
Washington last summer I don't think
ho threw fifteen curve balls the whole
game. But when ho has to he can put
on every kind of dress that a ball can
"Thcro Is no need telling of the mer
its of Ty Cobb. Ho has figured in
countless column baseball stories. It's
n cold day when some kind of layout
yan't be woven around Tyrus. "
( L [ During the discussion several took
' "exception to the baseball man's rp-
rmarks. They claimed that ho was
unfair ; that If ho counted in only two
players every five years that would
make about fourteen players of that
caliber since the National league open
"That's not the point , " continued the
"baseball man. "I wanted to figure In
nhe real , top notch , amazing stars.
They don't come any faster than that.
Before Walsh nnd Evers In that gen
eration from 1805 to 1000 I would in
clude Lnjole of Cleveland and Wagner
of Plttsburg. Others whom I would
place in the list are Comlskey , Clark-
son. Kelly , Jennings , Anson and Rod
"I don't mean this as any knock
against the other players. It's the
same as classifying the great actors
or the great presidents. I don't think
Sir Henry Irving would have Justice
done him If you compared another
tragic actor of good ability with him.
Sir Ucnry was a star of the tirst mag
nitude , just as Walter Johnson and
Cobb are In their profession. "
The baseball man has failed to men
tion Johnny McGraw and Willie Kee-
ler. The former was one of the great
est third basemen that ever lived ,
while Kcelrr was a great outfielder , a
wonderful batter and ono of the speedi
est base runners baseball ever pro
duced. As for Christy Mathewson. his
equal as a pitcher will probably never
be found. For twelve seasons he has
been doing mound duty , and today hc >
is still without a superior. Johnson l
n marvel , nnd so Is Walsh , but Mntty
outclnsscs them. Johnson mny or mny
not surpass Mnthewson In ycnrs to
tome , but he will hnve to go some to
do It It Is mainly through Matty's
great work In tlu > box that the Giants !
have been so well up In the race for
B Then how about Eddie Collins , the
1 Athletics * second baseman ? He is a
wonderful batter , base runner and one
of the brainiest young men that ever
Appeared on the diamond. And there
is still another Ilussell Ford of the
New York Americans. Today he Is
the peer of all spitball twlrlers. and In
another season he will stand the heavy
bitters of tils h-ague on their heads.
When going over the list of great
bnlPplnyortt one cannot leave out Fret
Clarke. Sbow us one left fielder thnt
hns anything on the Pirates' manager
In nny way. How about Hal Chase ?
A more spectacular first baseman nev
er appeared In baseball. There Is nn
way of figuring out how often wonder
ful ball players mny pop up. There
mny be one this season. Who knows ?
So He Kills Them Both.
Louisville , Ky. , May 20. Spllttlnf
the skulls of two negro women with
an axe , while they slept today , Mat
thew Kelly , a negro , addressed a note
to the police confessing the crime
When arrested Matthews said the wo
men had been trilling with him ant
thnt he killed them for revenge.
MORE FISH COMING.
State Commissioner O'Brien Hen
With His Fish Car.
State Fish Commissioner W. J
O'Brien , in his fish car , was in th (
city Friday afternoon with many fisl
for trout streams in northeast Nobrns
ka. Deputy Game Warden A. F
Stearns met Mr. O'Brien at the dope
and the warden declared that ho wouli
return to Norfolk next Tuesday with t
good many line bullheads for this vl
clnlly. Among the fish In the car wen
four cans of fish for Howolls ; six can :
of trout for Anoka ; six cans of trou
for St Charles , and some trout anc
channel catfish for O'Neill and trou
streams In other parts of Holt county
Varden Stearns received from the fish
ar a fine collection o ( gold fish which
10 has on display In his olfico.
The hoop nut placed below the mill
am to catch game fish , to bo trans-
erred to upper Northfork river , has
) con practically destroyed by musk-
nts and Mr. Stearns has replaced It
vlth a wire net.
State Warden O'Urlon reports that
the fish department has ? 1,000 more
pproprlntlon this year as the result
of the new fishing laws.
OH , YOU BACHELORS !
Black Haired Missouri Girl Wants
Somebody to Write to Her.
With the arrival In Norfolk of straw-
icrrlos from Missouri nro also arrlv-
ng the names of the berry pickers ,
written on boxes of the fruit. Paul
Zuolow , cashier of the Nebraska Na-
tonal bank , is in receipt of a case of
berries from Neosho , Mo , On ono of
ho berry boxes was written the fol-
owing note :
"Myrtle Horton , route 5 , box 9 , Noo-
slio , Mo. Black , hair , black eyes. An
swer by some nice young follow , an
swer quick. "
Mr. Zuolow put the berry box on
exhibition In the bank's offices for , the
nspcctlon of other Norfolk bachelors.
The Program for Memorial Day Here.
Mathewson post , G. A. R. , has Issued
the following Memorial day program :
Contributions of flowers are solicit
ed to be loft at the G. A. R. hall early
u the morning of Memorial day.
Old soldiers , members of Mnthowson
post nnd Woman's Relief Corps will
neot at G. A. R. hall at 9 a. in. to ar
range flowers , and be In readiness to
ake conveyances to the cemetery
which will be provided by the post
ommlttee on conveyances.
Procession will form at 10 a. m. on
Norfolk avenue In the following order :
Mayor and council.
Company D , Nebraska national
Mathewson G. A. R. post , old sol
diers and Spanish-American war vet
Mathewson Woman's Relief Corps.
Norfolk Landwehr Vereln.
Norfolk fire department
The procession will move at 10:30 : ,
marching west to Thirteenth street ,
hence north to Prospect Hill ceme-
ory , and on arriving there will form
n open order around the soldiers' lot ,
where the following exercises will be
Music by the band.
Reading the names of the dead by
Services from the G. A. R. ritual.
Dirge by the band.
Firing of salute by Company D.
"Taps , " by the bugler of Company
Post Commander Parks will make a
detail to decorate the graves of old
soldiers In other cemeteries , and dele
gations of the post and Woman's Re
lief Corps will proceed to decorate
the graves of deceased members and
old soldiers , which will each be desig
nated by a small flag , and this will
close the exercises In the cemetery.
Mnthewson G. A. R. post and Wo
man's Relief Corps will meet at G. A.
R. hall at 2 p. m. and march to the
First Methodist Episcopal church ,
where the exercises will begin at 2-30.
Order of Exercises.
Singing by choir , led by Prof. Solo
Reading Lincoln's Gettysburg ad
Singing by the choir.
Memorial day address by Hon. Wil
lis E. Reed of Madison.
Singing , "America , " led by choir In
which all will join.
Committees for Memorial Day.
Flowers Mathewson Woman's Re
Marking Graves Wldaman and Me-
Decorating Church and Hall Com
Conveyances Byerly and Beswick.
Public Schools Exercises.
On Friday , May 26 , all old soldiers
are requested to visit the schools at
1:30 : p. m.
Teachers and children alike always
delight to honor the survivors of the
war of 18G1 to 1865 , the men who risk
ed their lives for the preservation of
the union , and these men should by
their presence In the school rooms on
the Friday before Memorial day mani
fest their interest In the work of the
schools. This is also a compliance
with orders from the national and de
Memorial Sunday Services.
On Sunday , May 28 , members of
Mnthewson G. A. R. post and Woman's
Relief Corps and all old soldiers will
meet at G. A. R. hall at 10 a. m. and
march In a body to the First Meth
odlst Episcopal church and attend dl
vine exercises conducted by the pas
tor , the Rev. Mr. Klrkpatrlck. It IE
expected that Company D , N. N. G.
will act as escort on that occasion.
All city ofllcers and organizations
mentioned In this program are respect
fully requested to arrange to take c
part in carrying out this order of ex
services for Memorial day without fur
ther notice or invitation from the
Grand Army post.
By order o the post
Samuel N. Parks ,
H. C. Matrau ,
Mrs. H. H. Mohr of Pierce was t
visitor in the city.
J. C. Larkln returned from a bust
ness trip to Niobrara.
Edward Mnrotz of Hosklns Is In the
city visiting with friends.
J. M. Covert returned from a busl
ness trip to Elgin and Oakdale.
R. F. Schiller returned from a few
days' business trip at Sioux City ant
Kx-Scnator W. V. Allen of Madison
s In the city transacting business.
Mrs. L. E. Eminerson of Lincoln Is
visiting nt the A , L. Kllllnii homo.
F. M. Hunter returned from Omaha , .
vhuro ho attended the funeral of his
Mrs. Ktnll Moollor hns gene to Head
quarters , Nob. , to spend a week with
W. A. Wltzlgmnn has returned from
Mt Vcrnon , In. , where ho visited with
Mrs. Dan Blue returned from two
weeks' visit with her sisters at Lincoln
and with her parents at Wahoo.
R. Y , Hyde , who has direct charge
of the underground wire work here ,
ms gene to Fremont to spend Sunday
Mrs. Henry Breltingor of West
Point is in the city visiting with her
slstors , Mrs. Louise Asmus and Mrs.
Prof. August Stoffen has returned
from St. Louis , where ho attended a
convention of the ministers and teach
Miss Inez Vlele , who has boon tendi
ng school at Niobrara , has returned
homo. Miss Vielo wl'l ' spend the sum
mer with her parents , Mr. and Mrs.
A. 11. viPle. Next fall she will attend
the state university.
Merrill A. Scott has accepted a po
sition in the Northwestern freight de
Miss Eva Wllloy hns nccepted a po
sition as bookkeeper In the Bee Hive
Herbert Wlchman is back at work at
the postofilce after a fifteen days' va
M , W. Case , who has been confined
: o his homo for the past week , Is again
able to be at work.
R' . B. McKlnnoy Is suffering from a
small wound on his foot which has be
Damascus chapter , No. 25 , R. A. M. ,
will meet this evening at 8 o'clock for
work In the M. M. M. , P. M. and M. E.
After a good practice Friday after
noon , the Norfolk baseball team held
a business meeting in the C. H. Kruhn
Ferdinand Culmsee has sold his
property at Decorah , la. , and has come
: o Norfolk to make his home with his
son , Dr. C. L. Culmsee.
Miss Luree Evans was 8 years old
Saturday and a company of little
friends spent the afternoon with her
: o help her celebrate.
John Koenlgsteln , Dr. Mlttolstadt
and W. F. Hall returned from a suc
cessful fishing expedition on , the Elk-
liorn , south of the city.
The young ladles of the Dorcas so
ciety of the Congregational church had
a picnic supper on the chautauqua
rounds Monday evening.
Funeral services over the remains of
the Infant sou of Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Heckman took place Friday afternoon.
The baby died at 3 o'clock Thursday
Accompanied by a quartet and man
dolin club , a large number of young
men made a trip up the Norfolk ,
where they enjoyed refreshments and
music Friday evening.
A. H. Vlele is In receipt of an invi
tation to attend the sixth annual com
mencement exercises of the Kearney ,
Neb. , normal school , which begin May
21 and end on Mny 25.
Jack Sullivan received a telegram
from New York City Friday notifying
him that he Is matched for a fight at
New Haven , Conn. , in July. Jack will
probably go east to train.
Chief Game Warden Miller of Lin
coln was In the city Friday Investigat
ing some matters pertaining to the
stealing of fish from the net put in
the Northfork below the mill dam.
Thomas McConnelly , the Hastings
sewing machine repairer who has been
working on the streets to pay off his
? 7-10 fine for being drunk , became ill
and was released by Judge Elseley.
McConnelly left the city.
The tailors ball team has accepted
the challenge of the barbers team for
a return game. The tailors deny the
report that In the first game between
these two teams they used some of
the regular members of the Norfolk
Norfolk and Elgin will meet on the
driving park diamond Sunday after
noon. The Norfolk players have been
looking to this game with great pleas
ure. Manager Stafford and Secretary
Hulac both declare that Elgin has a
good lineup and that the locals will
not have as easy a time as they did
with Stanton last Tuesday. The new
uniforms will be displayed by the local
Workmen laying the conduits for
the underground wiring of the Ne
braska Telephone company hnvo
reached the underground work of the
Norfolk Long Distance Telephone com-
pany. On Norfolk avenue the former
company's conduits are being laid
above those of the Independent com
pany. It Is not believed that the ex
cavators will again cross the Indepen
dent conduits In the extensive work.
O'Neill Frontier : W. L. Shoemaker
came up from Norfolk last Tuesday
evening and spent Wednesday visiting
his family in this city. Bill took his
string of horses to Norfolk last week
and Is working them out upon the
track there , getting them In shape for
the fall racing campaign. Bill says he
has a good string of horses and will
be able to throw dirt in the face of
more than one driver In this circuit
The members of the board of edu
cation are having a bard time In fixing
a permanent date for a special meet
ing at which to elect a now superin
tendent to fill the vacancy made by
the resignation of Superintendent F.
M. Hunter. A special meeting was to
have been held last Thursday , but
some members of the board found It
.impossible to be present It Is be
lieved a special meeting will be called
next week. Another application for
the position was received by the board
Donald and Charles Bridge , students
of the Culver ( Ind. ) military academy ,
sons of C. S. Bridge of this city , have
I- been offered a place In the Annapolis
naval academy by Uncle Sam. It Is
not believed the Norfolk boys will ac
cept the opportunity. Mr. Bridge says
that ho has wired nn objection to his
turns going to Annapolis. Donald
Drldgo will graduate this year , but It
Is not known just what business he
will take up. Recently ho was offered
a position In a South Dakota banking
house. Charles Bridge will not return
to Culver next year. Ho will probably
attend the Nebraska state university.
Two runaways caused a bit of ex
citement on Norfolk avenue at 8
o'clock Saturday morning. Two mules
attached to a wagon , owned by I. T.
Cook , made a spectacular dash down
Norfolk avenue , but after having run
about three blocks the driver secured
perfect control over the animals. The
wagon was loaded with coal. Flvo
minutes later the Cook wagon was fol
lowed by a farmer's wagon drawn by
two heavy horses , The animals made
record time going east on Norfolk av
enue. When the culvert covering the
underground ditch on Third street was
reached , the neokyokes broke and the
horses were turned loose from the
wagon. The farmer retained his grasp
on the rolns for only an Instant , when
the horses made their escape , going
one way , and the wagon , by Us own
force rolled on its wheels for about a
block. The farmer was not Injured.
To Tell of Armistice.
Nogales , Sonora , Mox. , May 20.
Provisional Gov. Bonllla of SInaloa ar
rived here today ns special envoy
from Francisco I. Made'ro and proceed
ed southward to Heruiosillo to notify
the revolutionists that an armistice
had been proclaimed. The train sent
out over the Southern Pacific road got
only as far as Querbabl , 175 kilometers
south of here , and Boullla may not be
able to reach Hcrmoslllo.
M'ALEER BOOSTS MILAN.
Manager of Washingtons Says His Out
fielder Has No Equal In Big Leagues.
"The greatest outfielder In the coun
try today Is Olyde Milan. " says Jim
McAleer. manager of the Washington ! )
"Milan Is a real wonder , and 1 would
not trade him for any outfielder In the
big leagues , lie covers more ground
than any mini 1 know of. is a sure
catch and does something sensational
In almost every game , lie hasn't got ,
a weakness tie has made half a dozen
seemingly Impossible catches this sea-
HOU , catches that no other man In the
Photo Iry American Press Association ,
CLYDE MILAN , WASHINGTON'S CIUOK OUT-
world would have made. I am proud
of Milan and predict that It won't be
long before he is classed with the great
luininnrles of the game. Moreover , he
Is batting well , nnd that adds to his
value. 1 wish I had two more out-
Holders of his caliber. If I had the
Nationals would make nil the teams
step lively to win a game from us. "
HOLBEIN WILL TRY-AGAIN.
Famous Swimmer to Make Last Effort
to Cross English Channel.
Montague Holbein , who has several
times almost accomplished the swim
ming of the English channel , will make
one last effort next summer. He has
learned a now leg stroke by which ho
not only hopes to increase his pace , but
also to lessen the strain on his stam
the "northern kick"
ina. It Is called
and offers an absolute minimum of re
sistance to the water when the legs
are being drawn Into a position for a
kicking. Its motion increases the
speed , nnd there is not nearly the satuo
Rebel Violates Armistice.
Mexico City , May 22. In the name
of peace , Gen. Ambroslo Figueroa ,
took possession of Cuernavaca , which
was deserted Just before dawn by Col.
Mungula nnd his little force of less
than 200 men. Technically violating
the terms of the armistice by moving
his forces , the rebel leader Justifies
his action by the statement that he
entered the state's cnpltnl solely for
the purpose of maintaining order.
BANDIT LOSES EAR IT FITS.
Bold Holdup Gets Worst of Encounter
With Italian Laborer.
Omaha , May 22. The victim of the
holdup man was In the police sur
geon's room to have his few scratches
treated. Ho proudly exhibited the
ear of his nsstUlnnt , which he had bit
OIllccr McCnbo brought In a man
for treatment whoso right orgnu of
hearing had just been removed. The
police put two nnd two together and
ns the result Nick Lovntn , believed
the author of numerous stlckups In
Omahn , Is charged with highway rob
The cnr fitted exactly.
FOR PRISON LIFE.
Convict Rival of Durbank Voluntarily
Return ! to Penitentiary.
Tired of his lone tight against temp
tation nnd anxious to sec the old fa
miliar faces of his former friends nnd
associates caused "Sinbnd the Sailor , "
whose true name is Charles Price , to
return voluntarily to the state prison
nt Stlllwatcr , Minn.
While in prison ho acquired fame
as n rival of Burbnnk. lie succeeded
in producing mammoth lemons by
grafting grapefruit upon lemon trees.
Ono of his lemons weighed forty-eight
ounces and had a maximum circumfer
ence of nineteen and a half inches.
Since his parole was granted him on
Aug. 1 , lf)10 ) , Price has been working
ns n gardener. He told the prison
authorities that temptation was too
much for him. and lit fear of break
ing his parole he returned to the
It was bis custom to Journey once n
month to the Stlllwatcr prison , where
for nineteen years he bad been n pris
oner. The pleasure ho derived from
those visits , the authorities soy , made
him reluctant to leave.
Price was convicted of the murder of
n fellow tramp whom he killed with
n pickax In North St. Paul. He was
sent to the state prison for lifo on Dec
1U , 1S90. The pardon board on July
K ! . 1010. commuted his sentence to
thirty years. Having served nineteen
years Price was eligible to parole , and
this was granted him Aug. 10.
Under his commutation he still has
two years of his sentence to serve nt
the penitentiary before he can be dis
charged a free man without the re
straint of n parole.
TO TEST CANCER CURE.
Students Willing to Be Inoculated
With tha Disease.
Seventeen students of Dr. Charles lf.
Simon of Baltimore , whose experi
ments on cancer cover a number of
years , have offered themselves as sub
jects to test a cure which has yielded
results when applied to animals.
These students have been associated
with Dr. Simon and are willing to take
the risk. They have assisted him dur
ing the months he has carried on his
Investigation , and now that it has
reached a stage where further develop
ments with animals seem to be un
promising the students have ottered
The offer came as n great surprise to
Dr. Simon , and ho was deeply affected
by It. In speaking about the Incident
he said : "I understand how much nn
offer like thnt means from my stu
dents. They have made a study of
medicine and know exactly the terri
ble chances they would be taking.
Once they are thoroughly Inoculated
with the cancer germ If the euro fail
ed , for It Is only nn experiment , the
disease would have to take its course.
It was a noble offer , and I appreciate
the confidence expressed by It , but 1
cannot now take the risk. "
DIVORCE A LA MODE.
White See Wife Off For Europe at
They Agree to Disagree ,
Because she does not like Cincinnati
and her husband doesn't like Paris
Mrs. Archibald S. White , formerly
Olive Celeste Moore of the Bostonlans ,
sailed for Europe after accepting serv
ice In a suit for divorce begun by her
husband in Ohio on the ground of de
sertion and neglect. Mr. nnd Mrs.
White appeared to be on the most
friendly terms when they parted after
being married sixteen years. While in
Now York awaiting the day of sailing
they stopped at the Hotel Plaza , she
occupying a parlor , bedroom nnd bath
on the twelfth floor , while her hus
band had n bedroom , with bath , 6n
the same floor , but not adjoining.
Mr. White went down to see the ship
off. Mrs. White said that , while she
and Mr. White were good friends , she
would not live In Cincinnati and he ,
on the other hand , would not live in
Paris , where it was essential , on ac
count of her artistic temperament , she
said , for her to reside.
The couple were married at St.
Cloud. Minn. , in 1895 , when Mrs.
White was n light opera singer. She
has lived for several years in Paris.
It Is reported among their friends that
the divorce suit has been brought by
Mr. White because he wishes to marry ,
another woman who will bo content to
live In Cincinnati nnd thnt that was
the reason he recently bought the
Alexander McDonald mansion , one of
the show places of that city , where ho
Is rated ns n millionaire.
Mr. White holds the contract for n
$30,000,000 railroad terminal in Clncln
D _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Lynch , Neb. , May 22. Special to
The News : The commencement exor
cises hold hero for the graduating
class of the Lynch high school were a
decided success. Dr. S. W. Stookoy ,
president of Bellevue college , deliv
ered the address to the class. Ills
theme was "Education nnd Citizenship -
ship , " on which ho made a very strong
and Inspiring talk. Miss Ada Mill-
hair's oration on "Tho Mental and
Moral Wealth of the United Stales"
was received with great applause nnd
appreciation. Other creditable num
bers were a solo by Miss Sabln of
Spencer , Nob. , nnd the excellent mu
sic by the orchestra. The graduating
class and the Instructors nro to ho
congratulated on this crowning event
of n successful school year.
Fred Wurtz Is adding to the slzo of
his blacksmith shops , In which ho will
install a garage.
FOUR GLASSES OF BE R ,
NO MORE , FOR WOMEN.
Fifth Usually Make * Them Foollth ,
Say * . Doiton Barmaid.
"Four glasses of beer nrc enough for
the ttverngo wonmn , for they nrc nil
she can Btnml without becoming fool-
Ulj , A woiunn needs to drink , Jimt ns
a mnn doet ) , but sue must remember
thnt she en n't ntnnd nn much , because
Uio loiiKcr tlio hulr the Hhortcr the
So declares Mrs. Christiana Berres-
helm , who nt seventy-six still tends
bar in her own saloon nnd la the old-
eat barmaid in Massachusetts and the
only ono In Uoston.
"I thlnlc I ought to know n lot about
" said Kerroshelm "for
drinking , Mrs. ,
I've had a saloon hero many years. 1
hear people talk of how to tell when
a man Is intoxicated. A man in Intoxi
cated when ho talks loud and swears
nnd neb ) foolish and when be wants
to fight. I've got a motto on the wall
which says , 'If you want to tight Join
the army. '
"I have n rule about women , and I
have found it works all right. If any
woman comes in hero for lunch and
asks for a fifth glass of beer I refusu
to sell it to her If I do not know her.
There are a few women I know who
can talus a glass of whisky and then
maybe sK or seven glasses of beer
without being foolish , but they are
"If a woman works hard , say , scrub
bing doors or washing clothes , n drink
docs her good , but she ought to re
member that she cannot drink as much
as n man , because a mnn has got n
better head. "
Tha International Insurrection.
In Mexico from morning until nlsht
Ho led tlio Irisurrectos in the fight.
Shouting , "Viva llbeitniU"
All thi ; ucnpons thnt lie hud
Were baseball bats and Htlcki of dyna
At wlocking brlilRos ho wim surely great.
Me tore up every railroad In the state.
Oh. a patriot was ho.
Although he turned out to be
An Amotlc.in and Harvard grnduate !
Here's another Insurrccto boldly swoops
Down upon a body of federal troops.
He Illli-d them with affright.
And he smote them left and right.
And while he lights , ho wildly yells and
\ \ hnop < i
H < " surely understands the lighting game ,
And nilo.uly he ban wet ) a lasting fame.
At uiatn'tivor or at rally
He Is ono grand hot tannle ,
And Giuseppe Carlbaldl Is his name.
One morning when the lighting all was
And the troops wer < > cheering for the vic
Stretched out upon the sand
With a bi-.ber In his hand
They found their leader lying In the sun.
Ho was only slightly wounded In the knee ,
Bo they carried him until they found a
Ijild him In a shady place.
Washed the dual from off his face ,
And he proved to be Matsuro Hoklchl.
When wo read of the exploits of comrade *
We did not even guess who they could be ;
But , like the musketeers
Whose memory endears ,
They are noted for their skill and brav
But the news we got from Mexico one day
Told us how they came oft victors In tha
How they battled side by side
By the Rio Grande's tide.
And we found their names were Kelly ,
Burke and Shea.
Richard Unthlcum In New York World.
KEELER HAD NOVEL HIT
AND RUN SIGN.
"Talk about hit and run
signs. " says George Morinrty ,
the Detroit third baseman ,
"Willie Kceler hnd one thnt was
sure a peach. When Willie was
with the Now York team ho took
advantage of the two Initials
'NY and 'Y. ' You know , often
after you give the sign'you call
J It off. Well , when Willie want-
J J cd to hand out .tlio sign be would
rub one hand across the 'Y. , '
meaning 'Yes. ' and when be
wanted to call it off he would
rub his hand across the 'N , , '
meaning 'No. ' " < f >
< jxj $
TY COBB IS WEARY.
Detroit's Great Star Says He Is Tired
of Hero Worship.
Ty Cobb is tired of hero worship.
This may seem unbelievable , but we
have Tyrus' own statement to back it
up. At a banquet in Monroe , La. , this
spring , where the Tigers trained , the
Detroit star was called upon to make
a speech and said , among other things :
"It Is very embarrassing to me to be
singled out ns the ono bright star on
the Detroit team. These gentlemen
( pointing to his teammates ) are just as
much entitled to praise as I am. It
takes a number of players to make a
team. The Detroit team has several
great stars , and I would like to see
them have their share of praise. This
hero worship makes me tired. "
Wrestler Olsen to Retire.
Charley Olsen. the Indianapolis
wrestler , will retire from the mat
game at the end of the present sea
son nnd will devote himself entirely to
his business interest * .
Great Shipbuilding Dock * .
The Mitsubishi dockyards nro the
greatest and most prominent In the
Japanese shipbuilding world. Vessels
of over 13,000 tons can bo built there
The two floating docks are ahlo to ac
commodate vessels of 12,000 and 7,000
tons respectively. Besides shipbuild
ing the yards manufacture steam mo
tor engines and other machinery.
ELLIOTT STILL IN RACE.
Senator Gamble Believes Taft Will
Fill Vacancy this Week ,
Washington , Mny ill ! . Bonator ( lam-
bio expressed tlio belief thnt the presi
dent would fill the vacancy on the
district federal bench In South Da
kota the latter part of this wook.
Mr. , ( lamblo bolloves that Jiunos 1) .
Hlllott of Aberdeen , will ho named.
Attorney General Wlckorsham will re
turn to Washington next Wednesday.
Senator Gamhlo Is of the opinion thnt
the president will then confer with
Mr. Wlckorsham relative to tno mat
ter nnd make his selection without
TURN TO TEAAND COCOA.
Americans Drinking Leu Coffo * Be
cause of High Prices.
That ninny Americans have been
turned to the greater use of ten nnd
cocoa by the prevailing high priced of ;
coffee is Indicated by the imports of
those three commodities. Imports of
tea and cocon for the fiscal year ending -
ing June .10 next bid fair to bo the
largest in the history of America's im
Coffee , which Is showing the highest
Import prices since 1807 , hns fallen
In the Imports. Since last July thcro
have beou Imported tM4,000,000 pounds ,
n full hundred million less than was
used In this country during the cor
responding time last year. N
At the present rate of Importation it
Is probable that the tea Imports will
aggregate 115,000,000 pounds , and
cocoa will exceed MO.000,000 pounds.
The bureau of statistics of the depart
ment of commerce and labor estimates
that the average Import prlco of cof
fee this year Is 10 cents n pound
against 7 cents last year.
SOME FACTS ABOUT THE
STANDARD OIL COMPANY.
The Standard Oil company , .
which the supreme court of the I
United States has Just declared
to bo an Illegal trust , has n I
capital stock of $110,000.000 , of
which $100,000,000 Is common
nnd $10.000,000 Is preferred. It
Is supposed to have a surplus of
The cash assets of the com
pany , according to the last an
nual report , were about $388 a
sharp. TIu-.se assets do not In
clude the value of the company's
oil above ground , which Is fig
ured nt $ . ' ! 00OCO,000. or about
$300 a share , so that In actual
liquidation the value of the
Standard Oil stock would be
about $ < kSS a share.
The company has 8,000 miles
of trunk pipe line , 75,000 miles
of feeders and controls 70 per
cent of the refining business of
the country , having twenty-two
refineries , each with a dally ca
pacity of from 15,000 to 30,000
It has erected and maintains
II oil supplies In nearly -1,000 staJ
tlons throughout the United
, ' ' . States , holds 80,000,000 barrels
of oil continually In reserve and
requires ! ( .00 ( ) tank cars and
5,000 tank wagons to handle ini
tial domestic distribution.
More than one-half of the com
pany's ri ttm > d products Is con- !
suined abroad , 200 vessels , In- [ '
II eluding sixty ocean tank steamI I
ers. being engaged In transport- *
II Ing Its products , and this for- >
\ elgn business hns brought to ' ,
II this country more than $1,000-
I 000.000 of foreign gold.
The company employs 70.000
i ; men. has n payroll of $150.000 n I
day and in forty years of cor-
II pornte existence hns had no la- II
SOUTH DAKOTA AT A GLANCE.
L. L. Stephens was elected mayor
of Pierre at a special election.
A meeting of the state bond com
mission wll be held at Pierre on May
The hearing of the railroad commis
sion on telephone matters at Tyndall
will he held June 1.
Arthur Taylor , of Mitchell , was
bound over to the grand Jury on the
charge of carrying concedled weapons.
All the Jury cases to come up before
the May term In Beadle county have
been disposed of and the Jury hns been
Gov. Vessey hns signed an ordei
transferring John Moyott from the
state penitentiary at Sioux Falls to
the Insane nsylum at Yankton.
The old wooden building at Pierre
formerly used by the Presbyterian uni
versity , but recently utilized as a de
tention hospital , was burned.
The Geddes Commercial club and
citizens arc making arrangements to
properly celebrate the Fourth of July
About $1,000 In cash has already been
The county seat contest In the now
county of Mcllottc , to bo organized
next week , promises to bo a warm ono
between Wood , White Rlvor and
Fire of unknown origin started In
the Pndley hotel nt Geddes nnd for
a short time It looked llko the line
building was lost. It Is thought the
damage will bo about $400.
The now lands in the Lommon dis
trict for taxation this ycnr will run
close to 400,000 acres in the counties
of Perkins nnd Harding , where many
claims hnvo been proved up.
George P. Soxnuor , of Brooklngs ,
and nil buildings , except a granary
and 'shoep ' shed , which were farther
removed , were a total loss.
Articles of Incorporation have been
filed with the state department for
the Farmers' State bank of Lily , Day
county , with a capital stock of $10,000.
James Anderson , L. S. Westby and C. YJ
A. FosBum are among the Incorporat-
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