Garfield County Press. And Enid Wave-Democrat (Enid, Okla.), Vol. 17, No. 29, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 22, 1911 Page: 2 of 8
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Garfield County Press
The first warm day brings the flies.
Agitating the lawi^ mower is one
way to keep warm.
At any rate the baseball fever Is
deadly foe to the hookworm.
Why not have a few girl scouts here
and there for variety's sake?
And In the meantime let us not for-
get that fly swatting time approaches
TTp to date, the outlook for fruit ts
good. This should cheer up the apple
That F>i which the Moroccan rebels
are pillaging has nothing to do with
Vse of saccharine Is to be prohibit-
ed by the government. It Is Just too
sweet for anything
"TiOve thy neighbor as thyself"
founds good, but there are times when
he won't let us.
Secretary MacVeagh wishes to stop
coining $2.50 gold pieces The $'J0 coin
Is a much nicer one, anyway.
After two women have talked for
half an hour neither of them cun recall
what started the conversation.
Signs of summer: The straw hat,
the boat rocker, the Ashless fisherman,
perambulators and perspiration.
Pblladelpblans are accused of be
Ing too bashful to tip waitresses This
Is where diffidence draws dividends.
At any rate we venture to opln«
that Bacon will be well done before
those scientists get through with him
. "Many a man who allies '1 would not
live always' Isn't living anyway.' say*
the Philadelphia Inquirer. Not in
Now the scientist dedan s that rheu-
matlsm Is caused by bad tonsils, and
wo presume, therefore, that sore throat
Is due to soft corns.
Head hunters of the Philippines are
somewhat behind the New York young
woman who wears her appendix upon
her watch chain.
The charge that American society
women use liquor to excess would he
very hard to prove and uo one would
believe It anyway
The man who paid $50,000 for a copy
of the first Hlble printed evidently de-
tires to trace that needh-'s eye story
back to its source.
They are catching tigers with fly
paper In India now, said tigers hav-
ing been swatting the uatives with
Despite the careful tests that have
been given their eyes the umpires are
about to leai*n from the bleachers that
they can't see anything.
In naming their new dreadnought
Peacemaker the Germans at least did
better than they would have done had
they called it Innocent Ilystander.
In spite of the fact that Chauncey
Depew calls 4he United States senate
a Poor Man's club we uever have
heard of a I'nited States senator star-
ving to death.
Walking sticks are looked upon as
marks of distinction In Porto Rico.
Americans are prone to look upon
them as signs of weakness,
phyiscal or mental.
A Chicago professor says there is
motion in everything, that tho mole-
cules In matter of every kind are al-
mays moviug. Perhaps he has mole
cules Instead of "wheels."
Fish and oysters transmit leprosy
according to a New Orleans scientist.
However, the fear of leprosy has not
prevented our anglers from taking ad-
vantage of the opening of the fishing
A Chicago divine tells us that the
world of the present day Is deeper In
sin than It was In the worst days of
Cures all humors, catarrh and
rheumatism, relieves that tired
fueling, restores the ;,ppetite,
cures paleness, nervousness,
builds up the whole system.
Get it today in usual liquid form or
chocolated tablets called Sarsatabe.
Thompson's Eye Watir
But few novels are written for think-
ing people; most of them are written
for the entertainment of women.
the iron in
PITCHING and winning
your games." 1 have often
been asked by devotees of
the American game, "how
much figure does brain work
Many an bonest young fa-
natic has asked me that
question during the ten years
and more that I have been
pitching major league base-
ball, peering at my head
meanwhile as though he ex >.
pected some such reply as "no
head work whatever." Many '
an older and wiser baseball :
follower, fortified by the
wondrous Knowledge that comes to men after
years of squatting in the grand stand, has asked me the same
thing in a modified form.
How much figure does bralnwork cut? I don't quite know
mjself. 1 do know that no pitcher, however powerful or agile,
j can hope to become a great performer without being thoroughly
equipped "from the shoulders up." The steel arm is desirable,
the good eye Is even more desirable, but, without the little filling
of gray matter that Is popularly supposed to Inhabit the skull
a Plt.-i.er ml t , :;s ueli pack |,i, ,
•Ula village where he was first discovered It isn't
arm, because lots of loni'.-horet.in could sn id a
pitchers arm'In two wilh a single twist; lis the combination of
brain and body, ti c perfect cooi eratlnn of mind and tuuai ,■ that
kt'S a man a successful major league twlrler.
Most pitchers who break Into fast company and stay there
by consistently demonstrating their ability, are n.cn that went
through a long course of sprouts
before they got anywhere. They,
like hundreds of successful men In
oiher walks of life, were forced to
look, listen, and learn before they
had anything like an
vv even chance to win
Many things have
been said and written
about pitchers out-
guessing batters, and batters out-
guessing pitchers, and to tell the
truth there has always been a
question In my mind about the
outguessing proposition. I have
seen so many Instances where
guesses went wrong—so many hun
dreds of instances—that I arn
about the last human being In the
world to pose as an oracle on the
subject of pitching psychology.
Nevertheless, there certainly is a
lot of psychology about pitching
a baseball. Granting that a pitcher needs something more than
a clear head, it must be admitted that the successful pitcher is
always a student. There are a hundred and one little things
that every good twlrler has In his repertoire, a hundred and
one little things that the 'average baseball lover doesn't know
anything about. I have always made It a practice, before going
into a crucial series, to get some kind of authentic information
about the strength or weakness of every batter slated to face
me. and once 1 know positively that a batter doesn't
like speed, I feed him oceans of it. If I find that
his weakness is a low curve, he gets that for a
1 steady diet.
When we met the Athletics in the season of 1905,
after having won the National league championship,
I realized that a good part of tho pitching burden
would be on my shoulders, and I began making In-
quiries about the weak and strong points of the
American league champions
Monte Cross, who played on Connie Mack's In-
field in 1903, was known by me to be a dangerous
b,tter ,housh his average Mas not high. He was
either the klU(l of a hitter who was always bobbing up
with a hit at a time when a hit meant
trouble, and just before the series start-
ed, 1 did a little quiet detective work
through friends of mine who knew the
game and knew Monte. 1 had been
told that Monte's weakness was a high.
fast ball, but when I talked to "Kid''
31eason of the Philadelphia Nationals,
Gleason told ir.e that Cross had fought against and overcome his
weakness, and had developed Into a murderer of the high, fast
delivery Keeping Qleason's advice iu mind. 1 gave Cross noth-
ing but low curves during the series, and had him helpless from
the start Had It not been for Gleason's tip, Monte's always
Jangerous bat might have caused trouble in that series, for
there were some very close games before It was all over.
The greatest strength of a pitcher, aside from his control. Is
what the players call his "mixture." That means no more nor
less than what the word Implies—his variety of fast and slow
the Roman empire Evidently h, , J" h:,"s- hls !,rvln* of thls or that What we call (he
looks the fact (hat all the world la not f,^T °f "are/ ' 16 '-^'verin.- of a fast and then a slow ball
with the p ,ine pieliminary motions, and the mixing of a high
fast ball and a slow curve are the success-
Garfield Tea corrects constipation by
arousing the digestive organs their in-
tended activity. Composed of llerba.
The happiness of our lives depends
much less on the actual value of the
work done than on the spirit in which
we do it.—Prince Leopold.
SHAKE INTO TOUR SHOTS
Allan's Foot-Ku.so, the Antih«-ptic powder for Tlrrd
aching swollen, rifrrous feet. rest and
comfort. MukeMra lltlng a delight. So Id everywhere
2&c. Don't accept any mibstltnte. For I lttttfi
•atuplo, address Alien ti. OliuMed, Le Hoy. S. Y
The Night Shift.
Positive Wife—John, why do yot
talk In your sleep? Have you any
Negative Husband—So as not to
> forget how, I suppose. It's the only
chance I get!—Puck.
for a high ball ^e may lose his strength
on low balls because he has been contin-
ually fed high ones by opposing pitchers.
In that case I would try him on a low
ball and if it was found that he could
still hit that the only thing left would be
a curve ball or change of pace. It is
often the case that a pitcher cannot de-
ceive a batter's eyesight but he
can deceive him mentally. For in-
stance. most any batter can hit a
slow ball ii he knows it is coming
The s; me is true In regard to a
fast ball, but If he is
expecting a fast ball
and gets a slow one,
a strike out or a
weak grounder to the
Infield will bo his
Some batters, a
few of the chosen,
have no weakness
that the most atudt-
oils pitcher can delect. Men like Hans Wagner and Lajoie don't
care much what the opposing pitcher has lo offer.
on 1 bove ofl®n been told by my friends that a pitcher It about
- pi 0 'he game, ami have never failed to assure them
ifV "ol. ''K could be further rrom the truth. A winning
pitcher helps a baseball team a whole lot, of course. Mit there
are eight ether boys on that team, and nobody knows It better
il.an the winning pitcher. The recent series between the Giants
and Yankees will prove nay point.
In that series I got away with every game In which I par-
ticipated, but 1 won because I received magnificent support,
both In th. field and at the bat. Had George Wlltse been right,
or had McGraw sent In Ames or Crandall, the story would
have been the same if the support had been of the same splendid
caliber. The wonderful work of Devlin, Devoe and Doyle—
Some of the best pitchers ever connected with professional
baseball have received bumps from sources so humble that
any false esteem they may have held for themselves has van-
ished like the snows of last season Cy Young, the noblest old
Roman of them all, has been beaten by village teams. The beat
pitchers of the world's champions, not long alter they had
trimmed the Cubs, were beaten by the unknown Cuban teams
they faced during their late barn-storming trip. They pitched
good ball, the kind of ball that would defeat any team if it
came to a matter of whole season's record, but luck, the one
thing above all others that makes baseball the thrilling and
perfect game it is, decreed otherwise There are times, you see,
when all tile science and all the outguessing in the world will
I shall never forget a trimming 1 got
from a village team in Michigan. Just
after we had defeated the Athletics for
the world's championship in 1905, Frank
Rowerman and I went on a hunting trip.
As soon as the natives of Frank's home
town, Romeo, Mich., knew that I was
his guest, they came and begged us to
do the battery work for the flomeo club
in a game they were to play with the
clsb representing the adjoining
town We agreed, and 1 am afraid that
our willingness cost a lot of honest
Romeo villagers everything except their
family plate. The thought of defeat
never entered their minds, any more
than it entered ours, but the little rival
towns club came over to Romeo and
gave Messrs Rowerman and Mathewson,
fresh from their big league triumphs, a
touch of high life that they never forgot.
They beat us 5 to 0. and I guess they
are celebrating it to this day 1 don't
know just how they managed It, be-
cause I was In perfect trim at that time.
Important to Mother**
Examine carefully every bottle of
CASTOIUA, a safe and sure remedy for
i infants and children, and see that it
Signature of (
In T'se For Over 30 Years.
! Children Cry for Fletcher's Castorifc
"Yes." said Nagget, "a woman us-
ually treats her husband as the aver
ug'1 servant treats bric-a-brac."
"Go ahead," said the wi.se Mrs. Nag-
j get. "What's the answer?"
"Why, the more he's worth the
more she tries to br'ak him."
The landlady was trying to Impress
the prospective lodger with an idea of
how extremely eligible the neighbor-
hood was. Pointing over the way at a
fine mansion, she said in a hushed
"Young man. over there across the
street there's seven million dollars!"
the wonderful work of the whole team, for the matter of that— 1 had everything, as we sav In professional circle*
made defeat nract callv fmnnuc.i.io u-ou .1 ... , K , , . , . . ' "olu"ai circles.
Not In a grouchy spirit but Just on
general principles, we wish to call
attention to the fact that In China
the telephone operators answer thus:
"How can the insignificant one serve
the enlightened master?"
An aged New Yorker, who has
been convicted fourteen times as a
burglar and served seventeen years In
prison, declares that the loot he gath
ered would not amount to $20 Some
times It pays to be hones*
A New York woman has started
suit against a hair dresser because
her tresses have been dyed green
Green may be a beautiful color, but
It Is not likely that the lady 1 neigh
bors will turn green with envy
Sparks from a locomotive landed
In the midst of a bonnet which
bloomed on a Nebraska woman's head
ful pitcher's best assets.
l-overs of baseball have often asked me
how I deal with a batsman whom 1 have
never faced nnd about whose b:ir ■ ability
I know nothing. Every seasot pitcher
has been callcd on often enough to meet
batters he never saw before, and In such
pinches he must rely largely on luck.
When I am facing a new batsman for the
first time, I pay particular attention to two
things—the position he assumes at the plate
and the way he holds his bat. If, for in-
stance, he holds his bat well up toward tho
middle there IsVt much use of sending him
d. Batters of this type are always ready
speed and they can meet the fastest
1 man ever threw, A low curve on
the inside will do for a starter, and if
such a batter goes after It and falls to
connect, you have his "number"
The batter who stands back from the
made defeat practically impossible. With that great machine
wo. king behiird me and with the greatest manager of them all
ba, king me up. I simply couldn't lose. That's how much a
pitcher Is 90 per cent of th* game.
As a matter of fact, It would be Impossible to establish the
mathematical relation of the pitcher to a ball eluh. Figures In
baseball are often misleading. One pitcher may work brilliant-
ly for 13 Innings and have a I to 0 defeat marked up against his
record, while on the following day another pitcher may luckily
win a 10 to 8 game. It Is a matter of record that in the
season of 1909, Leon Ames of the Giants, in finishing a 17
inning game nnd participating In two extra inning ties,
pitched 30 consecutive Innings without allowing a run and
yet did not win one of the games.
Kroin this It can be aeen that the winning power of a
team must depend largely upon Its run getting ability. To
reach an estimate of value we will say
that offensive play Is half the game. I
think that conservative. That would
leave but 50 per cent., and the pitcher
could not be all of that I would say
that about 30 per cent, of the strength of a ball
club lies in the pitcher's box. No matter how ef-
fective a pitcher may be In the box he cannot win
unless the team bats In runs behind him It Is
true, however, that the work of a pitcher can have
a very strong Influence upon the work of the
rest of the team. Disgruntled fans frequentl
make the assertion that lnflelders and outfielders
will not support certain pitchers. That Idea is er-
roneous. Bali players always want to win no
matter who is 111 the box It Is usually lack of t onirol on'the
part of the pitcher that disconcerts or demoralizes the infield
Players lose confidence because they are uncertain as to what
will happen next. The catcher may call for a "pitch out"—
that is, a ball thrown wide of the batter so that the catcher
can have a clear throw to second to catch a runner who Is
about to steal The lnflelders all see this signal and both the
shortstop and second baseman leave their positions to assist in
making the play. If the pitcher does not pitch-out, as expected
the hatter may hit the ball through the spot left vacant and up^
set the whole team Once they lose confidence In a pitcher In
a game. It Is very difficult fo regain It. It is not that they will
not support the pitcher. On the
contrary, It is the fault of the
pitcher who will not give them
a chance If the pitcher
has control everything works
If It were true that pitching
is 90 per "ent. of the strength
of a ball club. It would be log
leal to assume that the team
having the best staff of pitch-
ers would always win the pen-
nant. That Is not true
everything I had I didn't mind It much myself, but I felt sorry j received a
fnr nnnr P.na'opmon 11.. 1.. ,
He had to keep on living there, and
for poor Bowerman.
The ieal test of a pitchers ability arrives when the oppos-
Ing team gets men on bases. His responsibility Is increased
while his freedom of pitching motion Is restricted. He must
watch the base runner constantly and at the same time must
Clark Howell of Atlanta tells of
the sad case of an elderly darky in
Georgia, charged with the theft of
some chickens. The negro had the
| misfortune to be defended by a young
and Inexperienced attorney, although
It is doubtful whether any one could
have secured his acquittal, the com-
mission of the crime having been
proved beyond all doubt. The darky
pretty severe sentence.
"Thank yo', sah," said he cheerfully,
addressing the Judge when the sen-
tence had been pronounced. "Dat's
mighty hard, sah. but it ain't any-
thing what I expeted. I thought,
sah, dat between my character and
(e er the ball to the batter with the j dat speech of my lawyer dat yo'd
least possib e swii g of the arm In j hang me, shore!"
other words, he can't "wind up." Some
pitchers find it difficult to get as
much speed, curve or accuracy with
the short arm motion as they do with
their usual swing. This affects some
pitchers mentally, as the curtailment
of physical effort prevents them from
concentrating their mind on the man
at the bat. At the same time the base
runners, and frequently the coach-
ers, are constantly trying to annoy
them. To protect himself
the pitcher must try and de-
tect some action on the part
of the base runner which will
Indicate when he is going to
attempt to steal the next
base. In this he is mate-
rially assisted by the catch
er. Once the pitcher or the
catcher discovers when the
runner is going to start the
remedy Is simple. Frequent
throws to the base will pre
vent the runner from getting too much of a lead, and when
he does start, the ball Is pitched out of reach of the bat-
ter so that the catcher can have a c!ear throw to second
While the pitcher is watching the base runner he knows
Dragging Their Hosiery.
Little Arlene was familiar with th©
appearance of the garden hose at
home, but when she observed a line of
fire hose, witli its great length and
bulk lying serpent-like in tho street,
she immediately Inquired what It was.
Her mother replied that, was firemen's
hose, and the child went on watching
In the meantime two additional lire
companies dashed up, and these newly
arrived fire fighters were carrying
their respective lines toward the burn-
ing building, wne
"Oh, mamma," she cried, craning
her nock out of the crowd, "here
comes more firemen dragging their
hosiery behind them!"—Lippineott s.
Qualified to Serve.
Belinda, the colored maid of a W est
End avenue family, complained of fuel-
ing ill nnd by request of her employ,
era went home to recuperate. Her In*
hen little Arlene spu
that the base runner is also watching him, In an effort to as- | disposition proved of brief duration,
certain whether the hall is to be delivered to the plate or to the j for two days later she was back at her
base. Therefore, 110 preliminary movement on the part of the ! P©«t as active as ever.
pitcher must betray his intentions.
George Van Haltren, the famous base runner of his day,
The baseball reader
who pays attention to
records will notice
that the teams which
win the pennants al-
ways have several
players who lead in
their respective de
partments. And this
plate with a long bat and a grip near elude the pitchers. For instance, the Baltimore club, back Ui
#1i„. lnfrt .. . * , J'e one who can send a low the early nineties, won three successive pennants with pitch
eurve Into the southeastern quarter of the adjoining section. era whose names can scarcely be remembered.
\\ bile a batter may work hard and overcome a certain weak- The hackneyed cry of'
and burned the bonnet to a crisp Ml 1 nes, that do^non^ ^ WWlK* The hackneyed cry of" What we need is pltchears" could well
of Which goes to show that tbe£ £ | iZV 'X ^ " """" " ^ ** •
arlous ways of burning up money
Strange to say. the harem skirt la
unpopular In Constantinople The
Turk is guilty of a great many cruel
deeds, but he refuses to be held re
sponsible for that atrocity.
Reuben, the educated pig, has
shared the fate of the Dutchman's dog
In the ditty "that made good sausage
meat " Reuben was accidentally put
through the grinder. Alas, education
doesn't always save us In this perilous
world of earthquakes, factory fires,
automobiles, rops fenders and sausage
ers." \\ Ithout them there can be no pennants.
once told me that he could tell to a cer-
tainty when certain pitchers were going to
deliver the ball to the blotter. This en
abled him to get a running start and many
times the poor catcher was blamed for
allowing a stolen base, when In fact the
pitcher was unconsciously at fault. John
McGraw, manager of the Giants, spends
several weeks each season In
teaching his young pitchers to
overcome that kind of n weakness.
The tremendous popularity of the
national game—Its popularity Is grow-
ing every year—means that in the
years to come there will be hundreds
of baseball stars where there are doz-
ens now. Every healthy boy has It in
him to become a good ball player.
though he may never care to follow
the pastime professionally. Being a
professional player myself, I may be
over-fond of the game to which 1 owe
so much, but I can think of many oth-
er callings and many other pastimes CRAWFORD.
that a boy might better shun Base- of Detroit'
ball Is always played out in the sunshine, where the air Is pure
and the grass Is green, and there is something about the game
" leaSV have alwlly" f0"n<> '« *o. which teaches one how
hlng to learn" ' genUemaU 8hould' """ that Is a very tin.
"Well, Belinda, did you gpt some-
thing that helped you?" asked her
"Vas'm," replied the girl cheerfully.
! "Mah brother Henry went out and got
I two, three things an' they fixed me
' up right quick."
: "Henry did. did he? Is Henry edu-
I cated in medicine?"
W ell, not exactly, miss," the girl
responded in the manner of one disin-
clined to brag of her own kin. "But
he mn an elevator in a drug sto' fo'
Mistake of the Mother
Woman Loses the Confidence of Her
Own Children Through
The mater was talking to ray aun'
the other day I happened to over-
hear what they were saying—I
couldn't help It. The mater was
omplalnlng because Clifford and I
■ n't tel! her things, don't confide In
■ wI'M ic 've doing and what we're
going to do and what we want to do.
It's quite true. We don't! Hut I
don't think It's our fault. I believe
It Is due to another of the mater's
mistakes. When we were kids, of
course, we had all sorts of mighty
Ideas. Clifford meant (o be president
of the United States. And I Intended
to carve out my career with nsy sword
and be a major general at least. The
sort of rot, you kpow, that you do
talk when you're a Billy little thing
Well, the mater used to laugh at
us, 1 remember Quite distinctly once
I said something about what 1 would
do when I was a major general, and
"What a ridiculous child you are!
You'll never make a soldier!"
And she told the pater about It and
he laughed, too. You don't know how
that upset me. I know that I was a
■lily little child and that 1 was talk-
ing awful rot, but 1 don't think they
need have ridiculed me like that. Any-
way. after a little hit, both Clifford
and I couldn't help feeling that It
wasn't good enough. We left oft say-
ing anything to the mater or to the
pater about what we wanted to be.
Then we began to keep our own coun-
sel about what we were actually do-
And now we vt got Into a regular
habit of minding out own business
and only telling the mater things thai
are really necessary. 1 know It hurts
her, but 1 can't help It now. And
fd0n,.,,y°l!hlnk "'8 not ft"°Kether my
fault. Philadelphia Inquirer.
"What 'bout dem chickens. Mr
Johnslng. dat Caspah dun stole—get
"Some ob dem, Marcus Yo' see I
o'deh de cou't papahs onto him but
dey wer slow In gettin' ob dem out
an' Caspoh'a family beln' big. j,
chickens wer dun s'arved befor' d«
papahs I Jes' dun get de fedde. "
Proved His Right to Papers.
"Did I lie peanut man get his nat-
uralization papers?" 'Yes; l-.e proved
to the Judge right away that he was a
Rood American at heart" "How did
he prove It?" "In nnswer lo a ques
tion he told the difference between
double play and a double header "
A I.ondon physician has made the
Buggestlon that condemned criminals
should drink river water In Us raw
state, that the effects might be ob-
served Presumably It would only
nienn cases of typhoid to be cured at
the expense of the stale
If you can stand the odor, a bad
cough can often be cured by five drops
of kerosene taken on a lump of sugar
if this sounds too horrible, much the
vaseline"31 aChleVt'd by "allowing
Matter of Degree?.
He—"He was a bachelor of arts,
but she was a master or arts." She--
And so they are married new?" it,
-"Yes; and now he will bin-, to be s
doctor ol philosophy to bear the bur
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