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THE CITIZEN, FIUDAY, MAY R, 1011.
LOSS OF CATCHER
Famous Pitchers Prefer to Work
With Certain Backstops.
GY YOUNG MISSES LOU GBIGER
Without Old Sldo Partner Veteran
Twirler Has Lost Much of His Ef
fectiveness Smith, Marquard, Plank,
Howell, Mathewson Others.
Dy TOMMY CLARK.
Many baseball critics contend the
loss of star catchers often spoils the
effectiveness of crack pitchers. A
glance back Into history reveals some
Tory Interesting (lope on this point.
Take, for Instance, Cy Younjr, the
veteran pitcher of the Cleveland team.
Ho will admit to you that much of
Ms effectiveness was duo to the work
of Lou Crijjer behind the bat. Old Cy
was never much at holding the base
runner on, but with that wonderful
throwing arm that Cricrr possessed
Cy had no nerd to worry In that direc
tion. With other men catching It was
different. With Criger buck In his old
form and handling Cy's slants the bat
tery would still be famous.
In lftOC ritcher Frank Smith, now
of the Boston team, but then a mem
ber of the Chicago White Box, was
one of the stars of the American
league. Whenever Smith pitched for
Chicago McFnrlnnd did the catching.
The pair was well nigh Invincible.
Lack of condition proved SIcFarland's
undoing. Ills passing from the club
put a big dent In Smith's effective
ness. While Rllly Sullivan Is one of
the best catchers In the game, he was
never able to make Smith show his
When Harry Howell was right he
was one of the best spithall twlrlers
in the country. Harry was always
paired with "Hack" Spencer. The bat
tery was very effective. When Spen
cer was traded to Boston nnd later
sent to the minors nowell lost his one
best bet. No other catcher seemed to
handle him as well as Spencer, nnd ho
immediately went on the toboggan
and passed out of the majors.
With Bcmls doing the receiving,
nclnc Bergor of Cleveland looked like
a sure enough star. Illness put Bemls
out of the running, and no other back
stop seemed to know how to work Ber
Ber, and his pitching fell off badly.
Four years ago the battery of Liv
ingston and Marquard was the most
feared In the American association.
The Indianapolis team won many a
victory through the Individual work of
these two men. Livingston Is now
with the Athletics and doing well, but
Rube Marquard has yet to show form.
It looks as If Marquard lost his cun
ning when Livingston was taken away
from him. The New York catchers
don't seem to understand the eccentric
No backstop will ever be able to get
the work out of Ed Tlank, the Athlet
ics'o southpaw, that the late Doc Pow
ers did. Plank, a most difficult man
to handle because of his crossfire, was
like picking cherries for Powers. Since
Towers' death many catchers have
handled the slants of the veteran, but
he does not seem to be as effective as
When Connie Mack split the battery
of Waddell and Shrcck he broke up
the most unusual pair that ever drew
salary in the big leagues. Waddell
was never the same nor as effective
after he lost his old receiver. It was
the starting of the Hube on the down
With Roger Bresnahan behind the
bat, Mathewson was almost Invincible.
Matty always preferred Bowerman,
but with tlie latter doing the receiving
he was not nearly as effective as when
the fiery Roger was the wlndpaddlst.
The work of the pair in the world's
series in 11)05 will never be forgotten.
When the club parted with the serv
ices of Bresnahan the club lost a big
asset. With Roger on the team now
the club would win the. 1011 pennant
Matty Is still good, but there is no
catcher on the Giants' payroll that can
handle him like Bresnahan.
These are but a few of baseball's
peculiar combinations that may have
been badly shattered because of some
act that causes the breaking up of the
CUB PLAYERS BOOST BARRY.
Say Athletics' Shortstop Was Real Star
of World's Series Last Fall.
Jack Coombs, Chief Bender nnd Ed
die Collins were the three members of
tho Philadelphia team most lauded for
the Amcrlcau triumph over tho Chi
cago Cubs last fall. These three great
players were generally regarded as the
three best reasons to advance for the
ease with which the Athletics won
over the National league champions.
The Chicago players, however, give
more credit to Shortsop Jack Barry
than any other member of the club.
They say Barry broke up more plays
than all the other Mack men put to
gether. Manager Chance is strong In
his statement that Barry was really
the big star In tho series.
Rusle Back In Game.
Amos Rusle is back on earth. lie
has found an angel in n millionaire
lumberman nt Charleston, Miss., who
is willing to back a ball club there for
him. Rusle will try to pitch or play
The "First Lady of Chicago"
And Her Charming Daughter
FOR the next four years Mrs. Carter Harrison wfll be the "first lndj of
Chicago," for during that time her husband will be the mayor Her
distinguished husband has thus equaled his father's olllclal record so
far as number of terms goes, but he will materially exceed In the mat
ler of time. The elder Carter H. Harrison was elect d live times, but each
term was for but two years, and he was assassinated about six mouths after
his last inauguration. Carter H. Harrison. Jr., has alread.v served four full
terms of two years, and, as the' length of the term has been increased to four
years, when he leaves the mayor's office this time Mr. Harrison will have been
Chicago's chief executive for twelve years. Mrs. Harrison has had much to
do with her husband's political success, for she Is deservedly popular In Chi
cago and hns taken a prominent part In the city's social nffalrs. Though a
devoted mother, she has found time to do considerable literary work, and two
of her books have been favorably noticed by critics. The picture above Is the
most recent portrait of Mrs. Harrison and her daughler.
! TONEY PREFERS MINORS.
Cubs' Crack Young Pitcher Not Stuck
With Place In Major League.
Big league money, glory, nnd that
port of thing hold no fascination for
Fred Toney, the sensational young
twirler of the Chicago Nationals. Give
him his choice and the giant Tennes
seean will tell you frankly as a father
would speak to his sou that he'd a
"heap rather" cast his fortunes with n
club in the minors.
One day during the training trip of
the club Toney was asked how he
liked being with a big league team,
nnd he replied: "I'd be Just as well
FIIHD TONBV. CUDS' ORACK YOUNG riTCIlER.
pleased, perhaps a whole lot better, if
I could- play with some club in the
Southern league. In the first place, I
didn't wnnt to play with tho big
leagues. The day that Scout Huff came
to Mobile 1 purposely lobbed the ball
over, using an underhand delivery. I
know how to shoot tho overhand stuff,
too, although I never could get the
results I now attain, for tho slpplo
reason I ulwnys strained my elbow
putting on the 'hook' that Mordecal
Brown taught me."
Toney's teammates say ho Is going
to be a sensation In the big circuit this
season. All during the spring practice
games ho displayed great form In the
bos. Baseball men who have seen
Toney cut loose a world of steam, the
like of which ulone should carry him
through mnny hard fought battles, are
unanimous in branding the boy a sec
ond Walter Johnson.
CHANCE EXPLAINS INSIDE S
"Inside baseball," says Frank
Chance, manager of the Cubs,
"Is doing the right thing at the
right time. This Is the real in
side of a much mooted question.
Most of the drivel about Inside
ball Is pure bunk."
MURPHY HAS NEW PLAN.
Chicago Cubs' Chief Will Reform Sys
tem of Training New Players.
President Charley Murphy' of the
Chicago Nationals has some criticism
to mafce of tho spring training meth
ods, for he thinks they could be im
proved upon, nnd intends to start out
on the reforming lay himself within
o season or two.
"I never realized until a short time
ago that managers of big league base
ball clubs haven't enough time or op
portunity under present arrangements
to look over their now players and
decide whether they will bo good ma
terial or otherwise," says Murphy.
"Hereafter recruits will bo sent away
at least a month sooner than the regu
lars, so that tho club may form some
Idea of what to do with them. It
takes at least n month to see enough
of a player to pass Judgment on him.
The time Is coming when nil the major
league clubs will take this view of it,
nnd when they do It will prove a big
help to basebnll. Recruits will bo
given a better chance to make good,
and more plnyers will be brought out
Professional Runners Going Abroad.
Alfred Shrybb, nans nolmer and
Lungstrom are among tho professional
runners who will compete in England
this summer. Shrubb will depart the
latter part of April aud may bo ac
companied by Agoose, tho Canadian
Indian long distance runner, who
should prove a big attraction over
Slow footed ball players aro disap
pearing from major league diamonds.
More and more managers aro search
ing for the speed boys.
Connie Mack's son Earl will bo
Scranton's first catcher this year, Tho
manager of the world's champions
says his bdy will make good,
Tho word "Yannlgan" was given
second teams by Arthur Irwin In 188S.
no heard It used by n pitcher named
England, who didn't know what it
meant, but used it as a byword.
Baseball Is tho biggest contradiction
In the world of sport. Managers aro
searching for pitchers who can' fool
the batters and stickers who can slam
any twirler safely, now can you gibe
A star pitcher fifteen years ago and
out of the American league seven
years ago, yet Jimmy Callahan Is a
successful "come back." Is he a flash
In tho pan or will ho keep up his good
work during tho season?
A Change of Opinion.
"I suppose, old fellow, your wife still
thinks she married a treasure?" re
marked a bachelor to a married friend.
"No," said tho benedict; "I have a
distinct Impression that she regards
me as a treasury!"
I TY COBB IS WEARY.
Detroit's Great 8tar Says H Is Tired
! of Hero Worship.
1 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 nnd said, among other things:
"It is very embarrassing to me to be
singled out as the one bright star on
the Detroit team. These gentlemen
(pointing to his teammates) are Just as
much entitled to praise as 1 am. It
takes a number 'if players to make a
team. The Detroit team has several
great stars, and 1 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 and will devote, himself entirely to
his business Interests.
i McAuliffo to Re-onter Ring.
I Jack McAullffe. the old lightweight
champion, Is the latest "comeback
' kid." As big as the sldo of a house.
he talks about re-entering the ring
Town May Furnish Freo Water.
The Lockport (N. Y.) board of- trad"
Is discussing the matter of giving free
nnd unlimited water to manufactur
ers, business men. residences nnd. In
fact, to every user of that necessary
commodity within Its corporate limits,
It will do so with the Idea of Inducing
new- Industrie' to locate there.
QIIEIilFK'S SALE OF VALUABLE
D REAL ESTATE. -By virtue of process
Issued out of the Court of Common
Pleas of Wayne county, and State of
Pennsylvania, and to mo director
and delivered, I have levied on ano,
will exposo to public sale, at the
Court House in Honesdalc, on
THURSDAY, .MAY 18, Hill, U P. Si.
All the defendant's right, title,
and interest in the following de
scribed property viz:
All that certain lot or parcel of
land together with the improvements
thereon, situate in Berlin township,
Wayne county, Pennsylvania,
bounded and described ns follows, to
wit: Beginning at a heap of stones
the common corner of lots 23, 22, 34
and 35 in the allotment of tho Indian
Orchard tract; thence by lots Nos.
21 and 22 in said allotment, south
sixty-seven degrees west one hun
dred and eighty-seven rods to a
stones corner in the middle of the
Smith Hill road; thence northward
along said road by land of Joseph
Herzog twenty-seven and three
quarters rpds to a corner; thence by
land now or formerly of C. N. Root
north sixty-seven degrees east to a
post and stones corner; thence by
said lot No. 34 south twenty-three
degrees east twenty-six and one
tenth rods to the place of beginning;
containing thirty acres be the same
-more or less.
The other lot or parcel beginning
in the center of the public road lead
ing from the Honesdale and Dela
waro Plank Road to Berlin Center
at the Northeast corner of the land
of Anton Knehr; thence north sixty
seven degrees east by the above de
scribed lot one hundred and fifty
seven and one-half rods to a stones
corner; thence south twenty-three
degrees East nineteen and two-tenths
rods to a stako and stones corner;
thence by lands now or formerly of
C. N. Root south sixty-seven degrees
west one hundred and sixty-six rods
to the center of the said public road;
thence along the center of the same
the several courses twenty-four rods
to the place of beginning; contain
ing twenty acres, be the same more
Being the same land which Fred
Hafner et ux by deed dated March
15, 1S87, and recorded in Wayne
County Deed Book No. 04 at page G7,
granted and convoyed to Jacob Haf
ner and the said Jacob Hafner et ux
granted and conveyed to Desmond
Keesler by deed dated December 2,
1908, and recorded in Wayne Coun
ty Deed Book No. 99 at page 109.
On the above described premises
there Is one house and two barns.
Seized and taken In execution as
the property of Jacob Hafner and
Desmond Keesler, Torre Tenant, No.
83, October Terra, 1908. Judgment
?20. Searlo & Salmon, Attorneys.
All that certain piece or parcel of
land situate In Berlin township,
Wayne county, Pennsylvania, bound
ed and described as follows:
Beginning at the southwest corner
of a lot convoyed to Edward Mnnley
by Chapman N. Root and Hannah, his
wife, at a stake and stones corner on
the west side of Holbert's Brook;
thence by lands of tho said Chapman
N. Root, north slxty-soven degrees,
east by the Standard Merldan of
Wayno county two hundred and thirty-five
and one-half rods to a stake
corner; thence north twenty-three
degrees, west to a post in Huck
Pond; thence by land of Edward
Manley by tho said Merldan south
sixty-seven degrees, west two hun
dred and twenty-two and one-half
rods to the western sldo of tho Hol
bert Brook; thence down and along
said Brook the several windings and
courses thereof, tho general courses
being south, three degrees east thirty-seven
and one-half rods to the
place of beginning; containing fifty
acres, be tho same more or less.
Being the same land that E. C.
Mumford et ux conveyed to George
Stegner by deed dated Juno 17, 1907,
and recorded in Wayne County Deed
Book No. 97, at page 333.
Seized and taken In execution as
the property of George Stegner nt
the suit of E. C. Mumford to Minor
Brown's use. No. G June Term,
1907. Judgment f446. Searle &
TAKE NOTICE All bids and costs
must be paid on day of sale or deeds
will not bo acknowledged.
M. LEE BH.AMAN, Sheriff.
Honesdale, Pa., April 21, 1911.
WIRE SAFETY BARREL
FOR SPRING BONFIRE.
Darker of Flames Spreading Whll
1 Burning Leaves Is Avoided.
Nine out of ten fires In the early
spring and fall are caused from the
spreading of open bonfires. A now ar
rangement is to construct n wire cone
like barrel, Mil It with debris, or what
ever else you want to burn, and set
lire K the contents.
The barrel Is a .simple affair, con
structed of chicken wire staked iuU
OONELIKK BAltliUtj TO llUIt.N TjKAVES IN.
the ground by means of clothespins.
Tho height of the barrel Is the width
of the wire, and the edges are fastened
together by twisting the ends of wiru
around each other. The Improvised
safety ban-el may bo used repeatedly,
as It is strictly lireproof. -
Ambition is like lore-Impatient both
of delay and rivals. Dcnhnm.
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