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THE CITIZEN, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 191 2.
QF GY YOUNG
Most Wonderful Pitcher of All
Time Quits Game,
PERFORMED GREAT FEATS,
Won Over 500 Games and Participated
In About 1,000 Lame Arm Affected
Veteran's Usefulness After Years of
Denton Tccumseh Young has passed
from baseball's activities.
The grand old man of the game nftei
twenty-three years in harness has de
elded to capitulate to the Inevitable.
The grip of time has manacled an arm
of lion that for almost a quarter of a
century proved the greatest stumbling
block ever thrown Into the middle of a
Cy Young passes out of the national
pastime, but his name will live as long
as the great summer sport nourishes.
This honored veteran, who has passed
the forty-eighth milestone of life's
Journey, decided it few weeks ago that
he had outlived his days of major
league usefulness. lie then notllled
the Boston Nationals that It was im
possible for him to round Into win
ning form. A sore arm, which afflict
ed him this spring for the first time in
his brilliant career, failed to respond.
Rather than besmirch the most won
derful pitching record of all history
Cy Young decided to retire to his Ohio
farm to spend the rest of his days till
ing the soil. No minor league ball
could satisfy a spirit that had tri
umphed for almost twenty-three years
in the fastest company.
There is nothing tragic in the pass
ing of Cy. ne lived, both on and off
the Cold, n life of which the best might
be proud. One of th"o most unassum
ing characters that over graced the
diamond, ho always set a perfect ex
ample to both team mates and asso
ciates. As a veteran ho was always
free with good ndvice to tho young
sters, and many a star pitcher of re
cent years owes much of his success
to the wisdom of the retired star.
In point of effectiveness and term of
usefulness it is doubtful if Young's
remarkablo record will ever be ap
proached. In the twenty-two seasons
of his experience he did not appear
in tho box this year for tho nub team
Cy Young undoubtedly worked In
more than 1,000 games. lie is officially
credited with S22, of which he won
509 and lost 313. Two hundred games
is a very conservative effort for those
pastimes in which he helped, without
being credited either with victory or
defeat, in tho twenty-two years of his
Last June Young made his 1911 de
but at Washington and clinched his
five hundredth victory. He was a
member of the Cleveland club at the
time, but later in tho year was uncon
ditionally released. Boston picked him
up, and he celebrated his re-entry into
the National league, after an absence
of ten years, by blanking the hard hit
ting Pirates. Tho night that Young
won his flvo hundredth victory a year
ago Christy Mathewson exclaimed in
"Young Is the greatest pitcher that
ever lived. If only I can ever last to
win 500 games I'll be willing to lie
right down after the battle and dio
George Moreland, then manager of
Canton in tho O. and P. league, dis
covered Cy in 1690. Young pitched
against his club and showed a lot of
"That boy of yours should be playing
ball," said George to the elder Young
after tho game. "lie ought to be get
ting $30 a month." This Information
almost knocked the old man dead.
"Will you give him that?" ho finally
managed to ask. Denton T. was en
gaged on the spot. That day marked
tho end of tho rail splitting career of
the Tuscawaras county youth.
When Young was uniformed he pre
sented a grotesque appearance. Ills
shirt was much too small for his barrel
like chest, and his collar wouldn't but
ton by an Inch and a half. The White
Stockings, led by Captain Anson, were
Cleveland's guests, and tho laugh that
greeted Denton T. that day was loud
and derisive. But when Young breezed
home on tho chin strap an easy victor
thero were 10,000 cheers for every pre
vious Jeer. He held tho hard hitting
Sox to widely scattered hits; had fan
ned three of their best batters in a
row, including tho redoubtnblo Anson.
That gamo made Cy Young. Ho prizes
it today far beyond any other perform
ance of 'his life.
Cy Young can afford to take his ease.
IIo is well provided witli worldly goods.
lie owns a 320 aero farm at Paoll, O.,
where ho has always lived during
tho off season. lie Is tho prido of his
county and community. They say in
Paoll that ho is the best farmer in
Ohio. So no one need worry about IiIh
Young Is a living monument of the
benefit of a clean life combined with
physical development ne was always
n hard worker on his farm and on tho
diamond. Eaply in llfo ho cut out beer
and liquor drlnklug. IIo never smoked,
Tho last several years, when his great
arm began to wane, ho occasionally
used brandy ns a stimulant toward tho
ml of hard fought contests. Also In
(no past ton years ho cheubd tobacco
moderately. That habit ho passed up
hro years ago.
It's War to the Death on the Fly.
Ifo SCREEN ORPWMKEl ' '
GETTING ltll) OK
THE HOUSE FLY,
Some Specific Directions for Fight
ing tho Pest in tho Country.
Ours is a country home, but we
have very few flies. Our method is
based upon the principle of "bar
ring and starving." In other words,
wo keep them out and givo them
nothing to eat.
Fighting tho fly In tho country is
exceedingly difficult, because of the
wide range and tho numerous palces
where tho insect can breed. On tho
farm the most common of these
places are tho barns and manure
plies, pigsties, chicken-houses, and
toilets. We began by making tho
barn scrupulously clean. This was
not a difficult task, and no more
than should be dono on every coun
try place. The "fly part" of the
barn is the stables. Using plank
floors, cleaning tho stalls both morn
ing and evening, and sprinkling a
little powdered lirao about, gavo the
flies no chance. The manure was
thrown into a box outside; and this
box is on a sled, ready to bo hauled
away at once and thrown on the
garden or fallow land. Powdered
lime sprinkled in tho box, when
empty, keeps this fly-proof.
Then came the "barring and
starving" process for tho house.
Both for convenience and comfort
we installed a complete plumbing
system, with hot and cold water, In
tho house. In this day of gasolene
engines, hydraulic rams, and other
simple as well as economical meth
ods of installing water systems,
every farm home should have a
plant of this sort. This required a
sewer system, but the one drain and
lino of waste pipe also sufficed for
the kitchen sink and stationary
KEELER TELLS OF UNIQUE
BET WITH BEAUMONT.
Willie Keelcr, exponent of the ,J
timely art of "hitting where they J
nln't," told one on Clarence Beau-
mont, tho old Pittsburgh-Chl- $
"It happened in the morning $
game of July 4, 1008, while the
Allegheny river was Jumping f
around tho twenty foot stage,"
said Keeler. "Tho high stage $
sent the river close to second
base, but we were almost Unco
deep in water out in the out-
fields. We wero in muddy water
all the time, so to speak, and our 4
accommodations were better for ,5:
water polo than baseball. Beau j
and I kidded each other every
4 time wo changed positions dur- j
ing tho innings, and Anally I
made a dare with Beau that tho 4
one of us who made tho last
catch of tho gamo should dlvo
into tho muddy water. It was a J
funny bargain to make, and to- 4
ward tho end of the fyirac I
hoped that Wagner and the oth- 4
or long hitters would hit to some $
other field than mine. Poor Beau- 4.
mont finally had to make a catcli A
toward the closo of tho game. 4
But Beau was game. IIo kept 2
his bargain by diving into tho
muddy water and bringing up a
handful of mud." $
PHILLIES KEEP AMATEUR STAR
Manager Dooin Particularly Sweet on
Young Steinbrenner. 4
Eugene Steinbrenner is to stay with
tho Phillies throughout tho season.
President Horace Fogel behoves he
has picked a coming star in tho Pitts
burgh youth. "Stelny," as he is now
familiarly called, was recommended to
tho Philadelphia club last season, nnd
Fogel immediately got his John Han
cock to a contract. This contract
called for delivery in 1013.
Fogel had no intention of calling the
young man beforo then, but tho recent
injuries, coming so thick and. fast,
compelled tho club to hustlo around
for talent. Steinbrenner's father
wished his son to contlnuo his scholas
tic work, but, after talking matters
over with tho Phllllo's president, very
generously decided to let bis son Join
Gray lu Atlanta Constitution.
wash-tub. The sewer pipe, which
was four-inch close-Joint tile, was
run down the hill from tho house
Into a drain. Jo cesspool or tank
was used, but tho outlet was con
verted into a voritablo flower gard
en. Tho only flies that congregate
about this spot are butterflies. To
assist in absorbing all waste, tho
outlet Is changed from time to time,
and tho former spot covered with
One thing Is very essential, how
ever, for a sewerage system of this
sort; that Is, a largo vent pipe not
less than two inches for tho toilet
and sinks. We have such a pipe, or
pipes, connecting them to a final
line and butting this into tho brick
flue of the kitchen. This creates an
upward draft, which sucks out and
keeps the sewer lino and drain clean
of all odor and poisonous gases. By
sprinkling chloride of lime in and
close round the drain now and then,
we are given no trouble with this
part of thte system, and it remains
As a matter of course, we have
screens at the doors and windows.
The back porch, next to the kitchen,
which is usually a harbor for flies,
wo completely screened In. Thus tho
kitchen door can bo opened when
tho room is hot and filled with the
smell of cooking, with no fear of the
flies swarming In. Here, too, we
placed the stationary wash-tub.
Finally, let it be added, that even
with all these precautions wo are
visited by flies; they always come
when such things as cabbage, fish
and meats are cooked, but most of
them get no closer than the screens.
A wire-screen fly-killer is kept
handy for the few that chance to get
in. Dennis H. Stovall, In Woman's
Home Companion, April, 1912.
KUgono packed his woolen socks and
red tie in his telescope and started foi
Philadelphia, where, upon arrival, he
presented himself at tho office of the
club with the announcement, "I'm the
new second sacker of the Phillies."
Stelny was signed, and without any
spring training ho Jumped Into the
game tho day Knabo was out and cov
ered second like n major. Out of sever
chances ho emerged without an erroi
and also hit tho great Mathewson foi
an averago of .500.
Charlie Dooin is sweet on this
youngster, for he shows qualities that
TELLS OF FREAK PLAY.
Detroit Catcher Scored Home Run on
Jack Onslow, one of tho Detroit re
cruit catchers, is tho hero of ono of the
most peculiar plays ever recorded In
baseball annals, making a complete cir
cuit of the bases on a strikeout with
out tho aid of an error by tho opposlnp
club. Onslow was playing with Dallas
when ho enrned this unique distinction
In tho gamo at Fort Worth one day
In 1900 tho pitcher had lilin three and
two in n close game. Tho deciding
pitch was a curve ball, at which Jack
swung wildly nnd missed. So sharply
did tho ball break that it struck ono ol
tho edges of tho home pluto and bound
ed Into the grand stand, nnd according
to tho rules then In forco tho batsman
was entitled to trot around tho circuit
unmolested. The freak play was o
lucky ono for Dallas, as Onslow's run
won the gamo for that club, 3 to 'J
Jack, therefore, had tho honor of scor
Ing the deciding tally after being re
corded as struck out while tho pltchei
received credit for fanning him nnd
was charged with n wild pitch at the
The Life of Luxury.
Feller In an easy chair
Lets the ho urn go by;
Looks across tho bill o fare
An' heaves a weary sigh.
Pictures hangln on ttio wall,
Rubs upon tbo floor
Has the best on' with It all
Bays that Ufo's a bore.
Feller standln' In a brook,
Wet clear to tho skin,
Workln' hard with line an' hook
Never sees a fin;
Tumbles from tho mossy rock
That ho tries to climb;
Trudges home at six o'clock
Had a bully time!
J. Washington Star.
. " -. -
M'lnnis of Athletics Is Most
Valuable First Sacker.
HOW HE PAIRS WITH CHASE.
New York Crack Pulls Off More Sen
sational Stunts Than the Philadelphia
Star, but, on the Whole, the Latter
ny TOMMY CLARK.
Philadelphia baseball experts say
"Stuffy" Mclnnls of tho Athletics la
the most valuable first baseman in the
gamo today. He is a far more valuablo
player than Hal Chase and has the box
scores to prove it For one thing, Mc
lnnls Is a harder hitter than tho High
lander star. There is not much differ
ence in tho fielding. Chase perhaps
will make more brilliant plays In a
season than his younger rival, but for
steady, sure and conscientious work.
Photo by American Press Association.
game in and game out, there Is nobody
who has anything on the Now England
"Stuffy" has tho advantage over
Chase In that ho is more adaptive to
team play and club discipline and
fights to tho ln6t. Mclnnls impresses a
spectator as playing moro for the love
of tho game than tho fortnightly check.
Chase, brilliant ns he is, sometimes is
mulish. When tho Highlanders are
winning he looks like the best player
in tho country, but as soon as they
slump Chase becomes morose, and his
game suffers, ne is not a leader, but
essentially a follower.
nero is n lesson for tho fans who
try to make money betting on ball
Hughey Jennings has never bet a
nickel on n ball game.
'Baseball is too uncertain for me to
risk my money on it," said Hughey.
"After a month or two of tho season
aro gone I believe I hnvo a good line
on tho ability of tho different teams,
but ball teams miss running true to
form as often as they hit It. Candidly,
I think a man is a fool to bet on base
Detroit could have used Clarence
Mitchell had it retained him Instead of
farming him to Providence.
Veteran players pointed out last Hum
mer that Mitchell was not gettiug
enough work. They declared that he
had as much stuff as any left bander
In tho league, but that all ho needed
was work. Ho didn't got It, and dur
ing tho winter President Navlu sent
him to the International league city to
aid tho Clams In their fight for a pen
Since being with Providence Mitchell
has nltched irreat ball, no has not
been hit with any degree of strengtli
and in less than two weeks he pitched
a ono hit game, a flvo hit gamo and a
four hit gnme.
Tho latter was against Rochester.
tho 1011 pennant winner, nnd tho fall
uro of tho Cl:jins to properly support
him cost Mitchell tho game.
Who started off that story of tho
youthfuluess of Buck O'Brien, the
Boston American pitcher who twirieu
so wonderfully for Denver last sea
son? O'Brien is thirty years old if he
is a day, nnd perhaps thirty-two years
would not cover tho dlstancotho twin
er has Journeyed on life's bright path
But there's no denying that O'Brien
is a great pitcher, but then that
youngster stuff was getting rathe
monotonous to tho eye and ear.
nkliiintu it Phllasanher.
Tim niiiinanniiv nf Jim Delahantv
has it that "errors aro tho staff of life
of baseball. They aro to tno national
f mvui fnnd Is to tho human
stomach." But Del might havo added
If not properly assimilated thoy aro
likely to creato gastritis of tho percentage.
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Hu.sbnml Hnd Fine List For His
Dr. Frederick S. Bennett, of Bos
ton, on being sued 'for divorco was
confronted In court by his wife's
diary. Among tho remarkable
charges In the diary Ib ono that
whenever she displeased her husband
ho fined her.
Here are some of tho fines tho
wife declares were imposed on her:
"For being saucy, ?1."
"For being impertinent, $2."
"Before allowed to read her moth
er's letter, ?5."
"For talking to the hired man,
?5. (Had only 75 cents this time.)"
"For failure to buy soap, 51."
"For not finding out tho lowest
prlco of sugar beforo buying 100
Other entries in the diary are:
"Out of money for article written
in magazine, was told to buy butter
"Mrs. O. draws on money to buy
baby carriage and baby clothes."
"Two maids dismissed. Mrs. B.
from now on did own housework,
"Received fur set from parents.
'Take all you can get, says tho doc
tor." "Dr. B. in financial straits.
Comes to wlfo and says, 'Now I have
raised all tho money I can. How
much can you Talso? We must have
some money. It's up to you.' "
"Got loan of $1500 from father."
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Attertion is called to tne STRENGTH
The FINANCIER of New York
City has published a ROLL OB
HONOR of the 11,470 State Banks
and Trust Companies of United
States. In this list the WAYNE
COUNTY SAVINGS BANK
Stands 38th in the United States,
Stands (Oth in Pennsylvania.
Stands FIRST in Wavne County.
Capital, Surplus, $550,000.00
Total ASSETS, $3,000,000.00
Honesdale. Pa.. March 25, 1911.
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