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AS TOLD TO
BY ROLLIE ZEIDER.
Captain and Second Baseman ef Chli
caflo White Sox, 1910, and far
Three Years the Idol of the
Paclflo Coast League.
There is one play I never will for
get I know It Is the greatest play
I ever saw and I think It was the
greatest play ever made anywhere.
Anyhow, I cannot imagine how a mora
wonderful play could be made, taking
into consideration the situation, the
kind of hit, and the quick thinking re
quired to make the play at all.
The play was made on the San
Francisco grounds by Carlisle, now
with the Vernon team In the Coast
league, but then with Lios Angeles;
and It beat San Francisco out of a
It was the tenth Inning of the game
and the score was 4 to 3 in favor of
Los Angeles, they having scored a
run on an error in the first half of the
inning. I led off with a tvo-base hit
and was sacrificed to third base,
which of course pulled the infield In
to cut me off at the plate, and it look
ed as if we certainly would tie the
score, and perhaps win the game
right there. I was on my toes to go
home on anything. Dillon was play
ing first base for the Los Angeles
The San Francisco grounds are low
and rather small, surrounded by im
mense fences topped with signs, and
the stands and fences completely cir
cle the grounds, so that there la very
little foul territory on either sde,
either In right or left field. Carlisle
that day was swung over into right
field and the right fielder was swung
nearly to the foul line, because the
batter usually hit in that direction.
The batter hit a foul fly over first
base, and the ball was falling within
fifteen feet of the stands and about
two-thirds of the way out to the right
fielder's regular position. On a clear
field the right fielder could have
caught the ball without much trouble,
but with the stands so close he feared
to risk a collision and started to slow
up when he saw where the hall
was going. He knew and I knew that
if he caught the hall he would run on
and have to throw out his hands to
prevent hitting the stands, and if he
held to it I could trot home with the
tying score. He decided to let the
ball fall. Dillon had turned and run
out perhaps 50 feet toward the ball.
He too saw the trouble, and stopped.
Carlisle, however, tearing across front
center field, had thought out a possi'
ble play. He Is a wonderfully fast
man. and when I saw him keep on I
stepped back onto third base, ready to
start heme, but wondering what ha
was trying to do. I heard him yell
something to Dillon, who ran out a
bit forward and turned until he half
faced the diamond. Afterwards I
learned Carlisle had yelled "Get Into
position to throw. Get into position."
Dillon, not knowing what was coming,
got ready for anything. Carlisle kept
on at top speed, crossed the foul line,
sprinted on over, threw out his hands,
and without catching the ball scooped
it, batting It with both hands perhaps
40 feet to Dillon, who grabbed the ball,
whirled and shot It to the plate Just
in time to cut me off sad retire the
side giving Los Angeles the game.
Carlisle, unable to stop, plunged on
head firat against a mass of wires un
der the stand, but escaped with a few
(Copyrlsht. 1911. toy W. O. Chapman.)
A New Stags Lighting 8cheme.
A Spanish engineer has develeped a
new method of stage lighting la then,
ters by means of which the glare of
the ordinary arch and clusters is done
away with. He uses an arc lamp as
the ordinary source of light, hut the
rays, Instead ot falling directly on
the scene, are thrown against' a series
of silk bands, which are unrolled and
set In any position by means of put
leys. The bands serve to reflect the
light and diffuse it perfectly. The do
vices also Include a sky, formed la a
Quarter of a sphere lined with a dead
white coating, The diffused light la
thrown Into this dome and gives the
illusion of unlimited apace.-Popuki
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Kissell holds to one hit. That was
the way the headlines read this morn
ing in describing the game between
Columbus and Superior at Superior
yesterday. The score board showed
that Columbus had taken three runs
and left but a. little single for Supe
rior. And the other part of the story
is that it took ten innings to win the
game, which shows that it was not a
walking match by any means. Colum
bus started the scoring in the fourth
by running in one and Superior fol
lowed the trick in the seventh with
one. Then it was a tie, and remained
so during the next inning and also the
ninth. Then our Discoverers came
to themselves again and borught two
men home, which was too much for
the Superiors to overcome. During
the game five hits were made by our
men, Meixell, Copple, the two Browns,
and Kissel each getting the location
for one. McDowell, the big second
base-man for Superior was the only
one to untangle Paul's style, which
was certainly in good control that
Kissell Held Superior to One Hit.
Among the other towns yesterday
the winners were Seward from Kear
ney at Seward; 10 to 7; Fremont from
York at York, 7 to 6: Grand Island
from Hastings, at Hastings, 4 to 3.
The game, however, was protested by
Only two games were played in the
league Monday, Columbus losing to
Superior at Superior and Hastings
winning from Grand Island at Hast
ings. The games scheduled for Fre
mont at York and Kearney at Seward
were called off on account of wet
grounds. Sunday there was nothing
doing in the league anywhere the rain
being so general that every town
where games had been scheduled,
were out in the wet.
In the Columbus-Superior game it
took ten innings for Superior to win
on their own grounds. Spade was in
the box for the greater part of the
game and along toward the last he was
relieved by Kissel. The Discoverers
played an errorless game, but two
mistakes were chalked up against the
enemy. Superior gathered six hits off
our pitchers, and their pitcher, Gib
son, saved our lads from taking more
Over at Hastings, the Grand Island
boys didn't get a lookin; oh. yes they
did too, but that was all; they just
peeped over the transom and got one
man home, in the ninth inning, while
the Third City bunch took tilings
away five times.
In the Saturday game, our Discov
erers were entertained at Yorlc, and
defeated them in a slow game, the fi
nal score being 11 to 9. Hits. Colum
bus, 13. York 12; errors, six each.
York's first baseman, Mills, was hurt
by one of the baserunners running in
to him. That was a great game for
homo runs, Harms. Hennessey, Buch
anan, Meixel and Malum each climb
ing over the fence for a homer. In
addition to all this. Malum, both
Browns and Copple took two stations
on big hits during the game.
Grand Island must have a mighty
selfish bunch of players. They think
they are getting into the habit of
giving the other fellows shut-outs, and
indeed they are to some extent. That
day they did it to Superior, and car
ried away eight rjins for themselves.
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
the Columbus players were at home.
On Wednesday they played their sec
ond game with Superior, losing the
game by a score of S to 4. The boys
were clearly out-played that day. the
visitors getting thirteen hits to the
home boys seven. Of course, a game
would not be complete without a home
run by Buster, and he came with his
share of the bacon that day the same
At Grand Island, the game was won
by the home team, by eight to five, the
success being charged to loose field
ing on the part of Seward. Hastings
won from Fremont on errors by eight
to five and the same score was the
history or the defeat or Kearney by
Hastings Brickmakers were our
guests Thursday and Friday. The
Types on Paper
story of that first game is too awful
to think of repeating, the score being
fourteen to six, in favor of the visit
ors, although our boys piled up a
dozen hits to half a score for Hast
ings. Hastings made six errors. That
was awful. But if Columbus had made
one moro error they would have had
twice as many. The next day tilings
went differently, and Columbus won
by a 3-2 score, two of these being on
account of Buster getting in with a
home run when there was another
man on bases.
In the other games, Fremont defeat
ed Superior nine to eight; Grand
Island butchered York twelve to five.
While at Kearney the game was called
on account of the high wind.
The Discoverers are at Hastings
today and tomorrow, and Friday and
j Saturday they will play Seward, then
to Fremont for Sunday and Monday.
, They will then return home to spend
j Decoration Day. faking a day's rest
.and. le prepared to meet the other
I main line towns here at home com
' meueing next Wednesday.
The following is the percentage
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7 1 r,-M
G 4 1100
r. r ri."i
1 5 411
4 r, 4 14
4 7 ::i
2 S 200
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There will be preaching at Clear
Creek next Sunday afternoon. Sun
day school as usual.
Mr. Guthrie, who was well known J
in this part of the ocunty, died at his
some at Arcadia, Monday. The funeral
will be held Friday at Silver Creek,
where he lived for many years.
Theodore Spitz lost one of his work
horses last week.
' Mrs. Enyeart, of University Place,
is visiting with her children for a cou
ple of weeks.
Mahlon Bonner came up Thursday
from York, on his motor cycle. He
has gone to work on the farm for J.
C. Turner, north-east of Columbus.
As Mrs. Mike Abts was on her way
home from Columbus Monday after
noon, some brush lying in the road
caught in the wheel of her rig, and
struck one of the horses. They took
fright and ran away, overturning the
rig and slightly injuring Mrs. Abts.
They broke loose and ran over a buggy
being driven by Mrs. Briggs, injuring
her severely. The horses were badly
used up. one of them having his
breast penetrated by the end of a
neck yoke, and will" probably die.
The Ben Hurs were entertained at
the home of Henry Houser in west
Columbus Saturday. After a splendid
dinner a crowd of them took an auto
ride and called on Mrs. C. A. Church
at the hospital.
For Good Roads.
The following letter has been re
ceived at The Tribune-Journal office,
and we give it the space for publica
tion for the benefit of the people of
Columbus and the surrounding coun
try. The roads in Merrick county
have been widely advertised as being
among the best in this part of the
state, and if the people hereabout will
work together, it would seem that we
can get equally as good results as they
The letter, which follows, explains
Omaha, Neb., May 22, 1911.
Mr. D. E. Watkins, Secretary of the
Nebraska State Automobile Associa
tion, returned Saturday night from a
trip out through Butler. Polk and Mer
rick counties, and reports great suc
cess in getting the automobile owners
In Polk County no automobile club
existed, and upon last Friday night,
one was organized with the following
officers: Dr. L. M. Shaw. President;
Dr. C. I,. LeMar. Secretary; E. E.
Hinemeyer. Treasurer, said officers
being elected temporary, and upon
next Friday evening. May 26th, a
meeting will be had. and the organi
zation made permanent. Committees
were appointed all over the county,
and no doubt, a club of at least One
Hundred (100) will be out.
Mr. Watkins reports great activity
in the way of improving the roads in
Merrick County, more so, than In any
county that he has yet visited. He
met with the Central City Automobile
Club upon Friday evening. May 19th,
and so learned Merrick County was
very much in the lead. While there
lie met Mr. Hidel, a government en
gineer, whom tho government has
sent there to solve the treatment of
the soil, which is rather sandy. Mr.
Hidel reports great Interest was being
manifested throughout the west in
their road building,' and prophesies
that in the very near future Nebraska,
with the enthusiasm that was being
shown, they would soon be above par
along this line.
May 22nd and May 23rd, all farmers
and men in other lines ot business and
professional men will dot! their coats
and will labor, (real manual labor),
with the pick, shovel and teams in
building a cross-county road, which
in length Is about forty (40) miles.
The officers of the club are Dr. H. E.
Glatfelter, President, Joe A. Hays,
Secretary: Mr. Sprague, Treasurer,
all of whom are certainly good road
Flight of Sea Eagle.
When one observes a sea eagl
perched upon a lofty cliff, it may be
remarked that in order to Quit Its
eyrie it waits until a gust of wind
arises, then it lets itself fall forward
with extended wings, gives a beat or
two as It turns, brings Itself to face
the wind, and thus mounts without a
wing-beat hundreds of yards high.
What Is the secret of this feat?
An ingenious way of Illuminating a
tunnel has been devised by a Parisian
inventor. Reflectors throw the light
from many electric lamps sixteen feet
above the rails to the sides of the
tunnel, where it Is again reflected by
burnished tin. giving a soft and agree
able light. The trains automatically
turn the current on and off when en
tering and leaving the tunneL
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as well designed and well printed Sta
tionery. Some letters are filed and
kept for months others years. Each
time they are referred to they give the
reader either a good or a bad impression
of the writer.
We are specialists "Producers of
the Better Than Ordinary". Our exper
ience in designing, our exceptional
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IB photographs of lightaiaf. streaks
of "black lightning" are oftea seen
branchlag out from the aula white
flash, and people have long wondered
what these were. It la now fssnd.
says the Scientific Americas, that
they are due to the over-exposure of
the photographic plate and the ts-
Tersal" of the negative sato a
Werld's Jewish Population.
The numbers of Jews In the world
Is-11.625.658. Of these 1,903.92 are
In America. The only country la the
world having a larger Jewish popula
tion is Russia, with 6.082.242. In the
list of cities showing the percentage
of Jews to the population Jerusalem
comes first with 55 per cent, and
then Lodz. 49.59; Odessa, 33.75. and
Warsaw. 33.36. The Jewish popula
tion of London Is 2.28 per cenL
baring Escape Futfra.
Iter the first time In Uvlaa i
a convict has escaped from SchlusaeJ
hurg fortress. In Russia. While
workiag 1b the afternoon la the opea
air the convict scaled the wall with
the aid of a rope, and subsequently,
though chained, walked all night
acrosa the Ice of Lake Ladoga toward
Bugrovaky lighthouse. Early on the
following morning the man was dis
covered by some peasants, and was
seized and taken back to Schlusfcel
Lost- Between Columbus and Shel
by, Saturday noon, a hand satchel con
taining man's wearing apparel and
memo book with name and address.
Finder please notify Eugene Belden.
Seward, Nebraska. Reward for return.
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