Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, December 14, 1918, Page 13, Image 13

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Von Holtren Was First
Southpaw With His Club
Chicago—George Van Haltren is
well known to the baseball fans of
to-day as a great batsman and out
fielder, also for his long connection
with the New York Giants; Hut to
the oldtimers Van was first known
as a pitcher, one of the phenomenal
Van Haltren was a remarkable
ballplayer and stuck to the big show
17 seasons, but fame first came to
Van through his ability to hurl the
most astonishing curves and drops
with his mighty left arm. Back in
the early 'Bos the Californian pitched
so many marvelous games against the
best teams of his native state that
his fame reached the East, "Pop"
Anson, whose eye was ever open for
young and budding "phenoms," and
through the earnest solicitations of
Uncle Anse Van Haltren was induced
to come East and sign a contract.
Van Haltren was the first left-hand
er the Chicago Nationals had. and the
bringing of the great Californian
East was an event in Ills history of
Chicago baseball.
Face* Huston At Stnrt
Anson signed Van Haltren for the
express purpose of beating Detroit
and its famous left-handed sluggers.
Van arrived about midseason of 1887.
His coming was heralded by many
glowing press notices, and the Chi
cago fans were all agog to see the
chap who could unravel a curve that
had a break so sharp it resembled a
ball glancing off a board fence, and
a fast ball with a break to it al
most as wide as his curves. Van's
first game was against Boston, and it
was a perfect scream. Sent right in
against experienced batsmen without
a bit of coaching, George stacked
up a record which is remembered
by the oldtime fans to this very day.
George had his curves breaking fast,
wide and handsome. The Boston vet
orans, Eira Sutton, Joe Hornung,
John Morrell, Joe Wise. Billy Nash
and the great Mike Kelly closely
watched Van in his workout, they
noted his sweeping curve and his de
ceptive drop; they also noted that
George showed plainly by the manner
in which he gripped the ball which
curve he was about to hand out.
AMonUke* I mplrc
Boston played a waiting game.
Foxy Mike Kehy stood in a position
where he could tip off what was
ccming, and the Boston players
laughed their heads oil as Van s
sweeping benders swept by. The
longer Van pitched the wilder he be
came, and he sent 16 batsmen to first
by the free pass route, hit three and
Athletic Program to Be C.ur
tailed; Coach Begins Work j
on Matmen
State College, Pa., Dec. 14.—Penn
State will resume all branches of win- !
ter and spring sports, bult with great- !
ly curtailed activities, with smaller
schedules and with limited coaching |
staffs. The main efforts will baj
launched for a continuance of thdi
mass athletic program, involving par- j
ticlpation of all undergraduates in|
some form of competitive sports, j
when the college resumes its activities j
on a purely collegiate basis January 2. j
Although Penn State will celebrate]
the tenth anniversary of Its identi- j
fieation with wrestling by holding the|
intercollegiates here in March, the i
(varsity schedule will be somewhat
reduced. Five dual meets with grap- |
piers other institutions are con- !
templated. three at State College and
two on foreign mats.
Coach Yerger started his intercol- !
legiate champion matmen on their]
season's work this week. He has a
squad of thirty-five aspirants, with
prospects of enrolling fifty after the]
holiday vacation. Captain-elect Detar,!
who is in a machine gun jfficers' j
training camp, has announced that lie!
will not return to college this year.
It Is expected that Brown, the 153- j
pound intercollegiate champion, will
be elected to succeed Detar.
Besdek has more than eighty bas
ketball candidates at daily practice.'
It is probable that the schedule ror j
this sports will be limited to ten <Jr !
twelve games. An eastern and a west- !
ern trip are being arranged for the
court men and they will play a few j
games at home. Mullen is the only ■
veteran of last season on hand.
Five pounds of mixed nuts (all
fresh), for $2.00. Real Jumbo pea-'
nuts, 25c per lb. Good coffee, 25c |
per lb. Imperial Tea Co., 213 j
Chestnut street. —adv. '
Play Safe-
Stick to
Because the quality is as good as ever it
was. They will please and satisfy you
7c—worth it
■I ' ■
made one wild heave. Doescher, who
umpired the game, admitted that he
"was completely fooled himself by
V'un's wonderful curves and couldn't
judge them correctly, calling strikes
only when the batsmen swung at
them. Doescher also stated that Van
showed the most astonishing delivery
he had ev&r seen.
After this awful drubbing Anson
stuck Van In the outfield and had him
head the batting list, for the lengthy
Culifornlan was a nifty hitter and
clever outfielder. When the
George became accustomed to big
league tricks and noise and had some
coaching he tried the box again, in
spiring confidence In the manage
ment and himself by reeling off five
consecutive victories. When the
great Anson thought his find suffi
ciently fit he sent .hint against the
Michigan Maulers, confident that
would show them a few tricks. Mike
was scared when he cast his weather
eye on big Sam Thompson and bigger
Dan Brouthers. with Rbwe, Richard
son and the goodly "Deacon" White
behind them. This was the bunch
that Anson expected him to outwit
and had hint carefully groomed for
the killing.
Drubbed lly Detroit Team
To this day George Van Haltren
will remember the fierce manner in
which that Detroit gang went after
his curves and got them. Twenty
two base hits with a total of 30 was
the result of the drubbing he re
ceived. Uncle Anse didn't stack
George up against that aggregation
again that season. However, the fol
lowing season Van had the satis
faction of shuting out the hard slug
ging outfit frotn Michigan.
By hitting the ball so hard in 1890
while with'the Brooklyn team of the
Players League the clever Van Hal
tren was played regularly and this
ability to hit them hard and safe
gradually dimmed his value as a hurl
er and the following season Van took
up outfieldlng as a regular occu
pation. Outside of the season of 1892
(in which he batted .296) the noted
player hit them put for .300 or' bet
ter in 13 consecutive seasons and fin
ished his splendid career as a big
league player with a batting average
of .324.
Van Haltren was a steady consist
ent and conscientious player. His
record shows that ho took part In
1,970 big league games, seldom mis
sing a game through any fault of his
own. Only 10 players in the history
of the game have a record of play
ing more games In the big show than
the famous Californian.
Seven-Pronged Deer Shot
by Harrisburg Nimrod
"Hello, there, this the Tele
"Sure, Mike."
"Well, say, this Is William Loch
man talking, from Huntsdale; reads
the Telegraph daily and wants you
to put in to-day that W. D. Markley,
of your town, knocked over a huge
deer Yesterday. with seven prongs.
He had his headquarters with me.
and dropped the deer not far away
on the adjoining mountains.
All-Star Basketball
at Chestnut Street Hall
Rain or snow does not interfere
with the merry pastime of basketball
and so big a crowd is expected to
night at Chestnut Street Auditorium,
where the world champion Greystocks
play the Independents, with
Rote leading the list. Rote, as they
who follow athletics will remember,
was captain of both football and
basketball at Central High, and has
just returned from Army service. Man
ager Gordon Ford assured the Tele
graph to-day that he would surely be
on the job, his complete lineup in
cluding: Rote, Uerdes, Wallower, for
wards: McCord. center; Ford, Lingle,
Beck, guards.
Greyatock. which won the world
championship two years ago, lias Joe
Fogarty for captain, and his huskies
all figured in the title-winning, Zahn,
Lawrence, Campbell and McGregor.
Ike McCord is counted on to be a
tower of strength for the Indepen
Special m"sic will be given the fans
between halves by Mark Vecchione, a
local boy back from Camp Dix. and
who appeared here with the Camp Dix
Comedy Company in "You'll Like It."
Joseph Smith, arrested last night
by Patrolman Lowery on the charge
of stealing the automobile of J. K.
Bowman, 805 North Second street,
from in front of the Chestnut street
market last' Saturday, was given a
hearing before Mayor Keister in po
lice court this afternoon. He de
clared he purchased the machine in
Reading last Friday. It is said he
was trying to sell it at a Market
street garage before he was arrest
ed. '
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All Leagues, Major and Minor,
Decide to Start on
That Date
Minneapolis, Dec. 14.—A schedule of
154 games for the American Associa
tion this season was agreed upon at
the meeting of club owners to-night.
The season will start May 1 and end
late in September. A committee to
draw up a schedule will be appointed
later. y
The major leagues do not contem
plate any such long schedule, but will
very likely cut theirs down to 140
games, beginning the same date.
May 1.
President Ban Johnson, of the
American League, says that the club
owners of his organization voted
practically unanimously in favor of
the short season at their annual nect-
Ing in Chicago.
"I hope the National League will
agree to our suggestion. It will al
low us to do away with the evil cf
playing double-headers and will re
sult in a great financial saving. Both
leagues lost heavily in former years
when schedules of 154 games were
played because so many postpone
ments were necessary in the early
The action of the American League
in reducing the player limit from
twenty-five to twenty-one men will go
into effect, as it will not be necessary
to obtain the co-operation of the Na
tional League to enforce the rule.
At New York. John Hej'dler. new
president of the National League, also
conceded that their games would start
May 1, so it will t>e an eventful day.
Heydler commented'
"The coming season will give us an
excellent opportunity to try out a
number of suggestecLinnovations and
if it is decided to start the major
league season about May 1, additional
time ivill be available for reconstruc
tion Vork. A shorter schedule than
has been customary in recent years
fits in well with plans that we have
under consideration.
"The proposal to retain the present
three-man National Commission, how
ever, is not certain to meet with the
same hearty co-operation among our
club owners. The National League,
like the American, holds Mr. Herr
mann in the highest esteem, nut at
the same time will favor a one-man
"We have no candidate in min.l, but
such a man must be conversant with
baseball procedure from every tngle
and' in no way conected with baseball
business or financial interests. The
National Leagjje in taking this stand
is in no way hostile to Mr. Herrmann,
but is opposed to a continuation of
the present system."
Marsh Run Y. M. C. A.
Has Many Activities
Many special activities are being
carried out for the soldiers of the
Army Reserve Post, New Cumber
land, by the fiost's Y. M. C. A.
Among these activities are the regu
lar showing of motion pictures, a
"Stunt Night" each week, and other
A religious meeting will be held
in the "Y" building of the post at
3.30 o'clock in the afternoon. The
song service will be in charge of
Frank Fuller. W. S. Essick, state
secretary of the Society of Gideons,
familiarly known among the boys of
the .camps as' "Uncle Billy," will
make an address. Mr. Esslck's work
in camps has been most successful.
Every Tuesday and Thursday night
at 7 o'clock motion pictures are
shown at the camp, and every Wed
nesday evening "Stunt Night," spe
cial talent is exhibited In sketches
and songs. Important current events
are discussed each evening for fit
teen minutes, between 6.46 and 7
o'clock. The Army Reserve Posit
"Y" at New Cumberland is alive and
Wide awake.
Saving Stamps on Sale ?
in January at $4.12
Washington, Dec. 14. —The pro
gram for sale of war savings stamps
in 1919, announced by the treasury,
is almost identical with that follow
ed this year, as relating to cost of
the stamps in various months. In
January the stamps worth $5 face
value will be sold for 64.12, and will
increase one-cent a month until next
December. They will not mature
until January 1924, or one year
later than the stamps now on sale.
Thrift stamps, costing 25 cents
each, will be sold throughout the
year. They will be identical in design
and size with the present thrift
stamps, but will be blue instead of
green. The war savings stamps, also
blue, are considerably smaller than
the present issue.
New cards on which war savings
stamps are to be attached will be
issued and 1919 stamps should not
be attached to old cards. If a war
savings certificate has been only par
tially filled with this year's war Bav
s tamps. It will be'entirely valid and
may be redeemed eventually at the
maturity value of the stamps it
Use McNeil's Cold Tablets. Adv.
Real, Live, Royal Prince Sees
British Athletes Beat Americans
London dispatches to-day say that
King George did not ogle the great
lnter-allicd boxing matches at Al.
Bert Hall, Friday, and thus missed
seeing Pal Moore, of New Or
leans, bantamweight champion of
the United States Navy, defeat
Jimmy Wild, the English champ, on
points. British fans hissed the ref
eree's decision, but the English
should have been satisfied for their
Army was given a total of 50 points.
Uncle Sam's sailors took 32 points
and our Army men 39 points. Prince
Albert represented the King who
had a bad cold, Just like any com
mon 'guy.
The Yanks were new to the sur
roundings and Prince Albert com
mented on our forces who, "with
perfect co-operation and good will,
adopted our boxing rules, to which
they were not accustomed."
Mike O'Dowd, American Army, of
St. Paul, arid the world's champion
ship middleweight, won all of the
three bouts in which he was engaged.
First he defeated Harold Ralph, of
Canada, and in the semifinals ac
counted for Sergeant Major Dick
Smith, of the British Army. In the
finals O'Dowd beat Sergeant Ring,
of the British Army.
Eddie McGoorty, American Army,
State Game Officials Are Pre
paring For a Big Distri
bution Next Spring
Plans for what it is hoped will be
the most extensive project ever un
i dertaken by the State Game Cora
mision authorities to increase the
game for Pennsylvania sportsmen
have just been worked out here and
•between now a'nd next summer thou
sands of birds will be turned loose
in the state game preserves and in
woodland country adapted for pro
pagation. The idea of extending the
game preserves, which has been
urged by President Charles B. Pen
rose, of the State Game Commission,
as the best method, will also be
I helped along and with necessary leg
islation, thousands of additional
acres will be added to the ."closed
woods" where game is raised to
scatter through the forests and the
fields. In addition word has come
of extensive projects to be under
taken to increase pheasants and
quail, while the grouse will be care
fully guarded and if the winter is
bad, will be fed.
The State Game Commission has
contracted for 450 white tailed deer
which will be shipped in after the
first of the year. They are now be--
ing rounded up in other states. Con
tracts have also bean placed for 8,-
000 ring-necked pheasants and for
thousands of settings of eggs to be
sent to sportsmen who will see that
the birds are hatched and turned
loose when old enough.
Hyj biggest part of the scheme is
for 17,000 mature quail, which will
come from Mexican higlands when
weather and food conditions are
right. There will also be some quail
I bought privately and distributed. A
i number of wild turkeys .will be
I bought in southern states and If any
grouse are to be had they will be
Dr. Joseph Kalbfus, the game
commission secretary, has come
right out against being forced to pay
a dollar a head for rabbits for breed
ing purposes. He is in the market
for 2,000 at a "reasonable figure."
The Middletown bowlers wallop-
I ed New Cumberland on Burd alleys
I at duckptns by the wide margin of
288 points, their artists all scoring
in the 400's.
Bubenboif 123 202 106 451
Kling 131 136 144. 411
Karbena 166 148 112 426
Wharton 92 135 196 423
Eshelman .... 187 159 106 454
Total 699 780 666 2164
Ruby 160 111 81 352
Bowen 122 121 103 346
Noggle 126 132 128 386
Bricker 132 133 131 401
Smalling 120 114 165 389
Total 660 611 598 1876
The Pennsy Shop League staged
Erecting Shop and Pipe Shop at Ca
sino alleys:
Leisman 123 150 198 471
Myers 132 134 137 40?
Saul 142 117 155 414
Hunk 109 138 123 370
Look 132 1&2 137 391
Total 638 661 750 2049
Wrightstone .. 137 147 153 437
Watson 121 169 133 423
Anderson .... 147 146 171 464
Palmer 180 122 137 439
Total ~725 700 692 2117
of Oshkosh, after defeating Chor
rocks, of South Africa, fell before
Hilly Wells, of the British Army, in
.the semifinals. Augie Ratner, Amer
ican Army, fought his way through
to the finals, where he defeated Ser
geant Fuller, of the British Army, on
points. Ratner comes from New
York, and is a former American ama
teur welterweight champion.
Following the British Army and
the American Army with 50 and 39
points, respectively, the finals stand
ings were: Royal Air Force, 32%;
Royal Navy, 32 H; American Navy,
32j Australia, 28; New Zealhnd, 14%;
South Africa, 10%, and Canada, 18.
While the American Army team
failed to equal the points piled up
the British Army early in the
tournament, the surprise of the
meeting was the defeat of Jimmy
Wilde, by "Pal" Moore, fighting with
the American Navy team. Wilde is
a favorite in London and the de
cision was unpopular. J. W. Driscoll,
trainer of the British teams, an
nounced, however, that he was satis
fied the decision was correct.
The Yankee- contestants and fans
kept their eyes glued on the prince,
for none had ever seen a live one
before. He gave out personally the
medals and bestowed the royal
i trophy on the British Army team.
The Harms Stars defeated the
South HarriSburg bowlers last night
on the Leonard Alleys by a margin
of 202 points.
Barbush 8 103 105 291
Stoll 141 130 130 401
Heist 146 127 127 400
Tllghman 100 96 91 287
Weeber 116 120 124 360
Total 586 576 577 1739
Harms 134 154 131 419
Barber 11l 146 108 365
McGuire 106 160 150 416
Zerbie 126 110 121 357
Drinkwater ... 129 131 124 384
Total . 606 701 634 1941
On Itoyd'a Alleys
Malseed 99 121 90— 310
Wolfe 126 112 167 405
Brtckley 114 126 127 367
Richwine 100 100 100— 300
Irwin 158 175 149 482
Totals 697 634 633—1864
Ellis 152 127 152 431
Sites 137 141 111— 359
Gottshall 104 135 112— HI
Siiker 122 160 173 455
Wagner 100 100 100— 300
Totals 615 663 648—1926
The Lemoyne league at Fickes' al
leys registered defeat for Admirals.
Haramaker .... 128 98 79 305
Millard 82 113 127 322
Crrts 85 /9l 140— 316
R. Reeser 100 ' 102 147 349
Lewis 112 119 149 380
Totals ••• HIT
Smith 95 134 166 395
Grissinger ..... 178 99 122 399
J. Reeser 78 143 104— 325
Martz 123 124 108— 355
O'Leary .' 94 97 144 335
Totals 1809
The Coke Department League game
of the Bethlehem Steel at Hess al
leys resulted In a defeat for No. 2.
Acri 108 121 95 324
Perry 153 112 130— 395
Koney 168 127 165 452
Taylor 135 156 123 416
Washey 102 129~ 189— 440
Totals 661 644 702—2007
Belder 143 130 87f — 360
Watts 107 100 136 343
Book 114 106 135 ?45
Paine 134 116 167 407
Eishop 112 112 119— 373
Totals 610 564 664—1838
Airship Beats Plane A
as Passenger Carrier
London, Dec. I^.—For the Imme
diate future, according to further
extracts from the report just com
pleted by the Civil Aerial Transport
Committee of the Air Board, the
commercial airship offers a great ad
vantage over the airplane, particu
larly concerning passengers, where
comfort and ease of navigation, safe
ty and a high ratio of dispensable
lift are vital considerations.
Airships now exist, the report says
with a range of more than 4,000
miles, and they can travel at a
speed of 98 miles an hour. By run
ning their engines slower a maxi
mum range of 8.600 miles can be
On first speed Cape Town, South
Africa, is to-day aerially only a
little more than three days from
Southampton, while this ship could
fly across the Atlantic und return
without stopping.
The committee points out that the
future airship will soon develop a
speed of 100 miles an hour, that It,
will he fitted with ample saloons,
staterooms, with an elevator to a
roof garden and will be üble to re
main in the air for over a week,
Gridiron Artists of Western
University Had Good
Season This Year
Pittsburgh, Pa., Dec. 14.—The foot
ball season of 1918 is history now, and
it will be remembered in Pennsylvania
especially as a one-month season. Al- ;
though the campaign was the shortest
In the history of football, the Univer
sity of Pittsburgh was able to de
velop a team under Coach Glenn S.
Warner that compared favorably with
the elevens of the past four or live
year's at any of the larger Institu
tions of learning.
From some comments by eastern
writers, one might infer that Pitt's
inability to accept every challenge or
game proposed is indicative of a de
sire to avoid hard games. This inti
mation is an injustice to Pitt. One
eastern writer asks the question:
"Did you ever hear of Pitt wanting to
meet Yale, Harvard or Princeton?"
Pitt has not been able to secure a
place on the schedule of any member
of the "Big Three," but through no
fault of her n, for she has asked
for games a. .. in each instance was
informed that previously arranged
contests made it impossible to meet
the Panthers.
With the outlook somewhat dark
for next season, the University of
Pittsburgh is again ready to try to
secure a place on the schedule of Yale,
Harvard or Princeton. Eight regulars
and six first-string substitutes will be
lost from the university team of 1918
by graduation.
The eight regulars are Captain Mc-
Laren. the greatest fullback Pitt ever
[ had and one of the best any college
ever produced; Easterday and Goug
| ler, stars in the backfleld, and Stahl,
Allshouse, Harrington, McCarter and
Hilty in tho line. These players were
enrolled in the various professional
! schools of the University and re
mained in college in the reserve
branches of the service and the Stu
dents' Army Training Corps.
All of them wanted to see active
service ar.d endeavored to enlist in
various branches of the service, but
were ordered by Uncle Sam to remain
in school.
Pitt will attempt to arrange its hard
a schedule as ever, and fair-minded
critics will admit that usually the ma
jority of games on a Pittsburgh pro
gram are hard contests, so much so
that it is a rather difficult task for the
coach to "point" the team for a cli
For instance, this year's schedule, as
originally arranged, contained games
with such rivals as the University of
West Virginia, Lehigh Unlveiaity,
Syracuse University, University of
Pennsylvania, Washington and Jeffer
son College, Carnegie Institute of
Technology and Pennsylvania State.
Elwood Mnxten alias James Jones,
James Matthews, "Jazz" and "Slick"
was given a sentence of two years
and a half in the Atlanta peniten
tiary by Judge Thompson in federal
court at Philadelphia yesterday.
MaXten had pleaded guilty on a
charge of sending narcotics through
the mail.
He s well known to Harrisburg
police. "Lizzie" Ball who appeared
in federal court here last week, was
a local agent for the prisoner, it is
said, operating a dope Joint on Cow
den street. "Bob" Chenoweth is also
said to have been identified with
gaSl Time Is Drawing Short- riL
Those who come to our store for gifts find there are so many
ATuJ7 \ "Just right" things here that selection is not only easy, but a real £3
ry rj / pleasue, as well. We carry a large line of sporting goods and
Sweaters J
4 . : sM.°°. $2 50 to $9 0Q $6.00 |l
Books, BloctaT D l
Jj&L Dolls, Sleds, Wagons, wPjf/ 3
00^s Mechanical . .gffim |
Toys, Electrical Trains S ?S>p|| |
-ff\ and a large variety of other ™ ,j|
$2.25 to S3 SI Toys, including Tree Ornaments [52.50 to $5.501
(3u?\ Sporting Goods Store W?i
Open Every Evening. W' #1
DECEMBER 14, 1918.
Tom Marshall Goes For
Ducks —and Gets '
Are people with championship
requisites born or made? George
Maxwell, of Hastings, Nebraska, the
acknowledged one-armed champion
scattergun artist, who now stais as
a professional shot, became a pros- I
pective champion when an accident
deprived him of his left arm. In- j
teresting himself in trapshooting, he
became one of ihe most accurate cx- j
ponenfb of the Sport Alluring, a fac
tor to be with at all tourna- i
ments, as a high average winner, i
Afield he is a premier shot and a
real game-getter, as I now testify. ;
Upon a recent visit to the home of (
Maxwell it was decided that wc,
would have an afternoon on ducks.
together, as it was reported that they
were using the classic Platte river,
about twenty miles northwest of
Hastings, near the little village of
Prosser, a noted feeding and resting
grojnd for migratory birds. While
George attuned the buzz wagon, the
good wife and the "writer captured
tiie tame decoys, ensconcing them In
crater, also placing guns, lunch and
accessories aboard the car ready for
the start. George dri\es in the same
whirlwind manner he shoot;' wo
fairly burned up the road, soon nr
rtying at our objective point. Many
birds were circling in the aiij, in a
few minutes we had reconstructed a
couple of old dead willow blinds
located on a sandbar, the greater
portion of which was covered with
water. An occasional chapnel had
been cut through by the rapidly
flowing cross currents. A number of
treacherous quicksand bars were
scattered about, which are always a
danger to be watched by hunters.
Maxwell was encased in a pair of
mackintosh waders, which reached
to his armpits; their weight in no
'way accelerated his movements.
Our blinds were located about 100
yards apart, the live decoys and
blocks having been divided equally,
the males and females having been
separated, their squawking and call
ing was incessant. A good fiight of
birds was on and only a short time
elapsed until our heavy artillery
opened. Many fine mallards paid
the penalty of inquisitiveness with
their lives. The weather was
"snappy," with a trace of snow in
the atmosphere; the wind was blow
ing from the northwest, and all
ducks coming to our squawking de
coys headed into the wind, coming
up slowly, which made excellent
shooting. There was a very consid
erable current running in the river,
which' necessitated immediate per
sonal gathering (we had no dogs)
of all ducks knocked down. For
some time I had been watching and
admiring the skilful and artistic
manner in which George handled
himself and gun in the blind. He
had pulled, do>vn several doubles in
approved championship style. Three
mallards headed for his decpys came
down with the wind like a bat out of
perdition. It was no evening ram
ble to correctly gauge - 'and compute
distance or velocity of their flight.
He caught a pair as they crossed
with the first shot, the third was
"grassed" in beautiful style, two
stone dead, one "wing-tipped," as the
verdtct. A glance of satisfaction
ov'er his excellent work was handed
me as he started In pursuit of his
wounded duck, which had made a
lopg fall, he then started racing
through the shallow water. His
duck, having made an estimate of
surroundings, submerged with the
top of its head showing above water
and swimming directly for the op
posite shore. I was watching from
a distance the marathon race.
George soon stepped in a strata of
quicksand on the brink of a deep
channel, but a few feeble efforts to
stund were made when he plunged
: forward, taking a header into the
; cold water. No Yellowstone geyser
I had anything on Maxwell when he
i came to the surface, his gun in the
| interim having been held in mid
' air. Again on his feet, water gush
ing from his waders, he commenced
! looking for the cause of his down
fall. The wounded duck was rapidly
| making its escape, swimming low
' and heading for deep water. Wad
ing precautions were thrown to the
four winds. This crippled duck was
the cause of his premature bath.
| Vengeance was his slogan and wad
l ing speed his great desire. He
I looked like a powerboat splitting tile
| water, stopping to shoot every time
the duck put Its head up. attempted
to breathe or get its hearings. He
would also address remarks and ap
ply an assortment of names to the
duck that I have been unable to lo
cate In the dictionary. A stray pel
let of shot finally located the duck's
brainpan, his wings spread upon the
water, a convulsive shudder and the
race was over. Maxwell came to my
I blind. It was no time for mirth.
I "Glad you got him, George," was my
1 salutation. "Would have followed
j him into perdition," was his answer.
' Our ride home was without conver
| satlon, hilarity or kdding. This is
I the story; I am prepared to accept
| consequences.
Juniata College Huskies
j Trounce Altoona "Y" in
Hotly-Contested Game
! Huntingdon. Pa.f Dec. 14. In the
first game of the season Juniuta
! Oollego defeated the Altoona Y. M.
I G. A. in the college gymnasium. Up
J until this game the Altoona quintet
| had not suffered defeat although It
j had battled with some of the strong
i est teams in Western Pennsylvania.
Prom the first signal whistle Juniata
j had things her own way although
j the visitors fought valiantly every
< moment of the game and hotly con-
I tested every goal. The Juniata team
jis composed of new material with
i the exception of Carl Howe at cen
ter but every member played vet
] eran ball. It would be impossible to
' point out individual stars; every
| man did phenomenal work notwith
| standtng the faetjthat It was their
! initial appearaneefas a unit. Por the
j visitors Benson did exceptional work
| on the foul line, failing in only two
j attempts during the entire game.
I Butts, f. Benson, f.
, Bezchley, f. Means, f.
j Oiler, c. Crook, c.
I Gump, g. Baker, g.
j Howe, g. Staufer, g.
I Time, 20 minute halves; timekeep-
I cr, Custer: referee, Neff; scorer,
! L#inwood Geiger. (