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1'HE CITIZEN, WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 1912.
ZIMMERMAN FAD IS COL
" Tlw Jofldlna hitter of tlio Na
.. tlonnl loaBiw and tlw InttiiiR
Bcnsition of tiw majors, ITeinlc
. Ztroukirmnn, Is an odd fellow off
tlw Odd. Ills bigfivet twbby Is
neckties. IIo carries nt least 100
1 1 ties 011 every trip tho Cuba take,
and keeps adding to the eollcc
l'. tlon. Kim changes throo-times
a day. Every tlino no socs some
ono waring a necktie 1m likes
; he finds out where ho can pet
I ! one like It
Zlin does not carry many
clothes outside of neckties, lie
never has a collar laundered, lie
wears a collar once, throws It
away and buys moro generally
of a different pattern. He has
" l worn every stylo of collar on tho
V Outside of baseball 'Am likes
4. to play "Ttum," a new puuc
T amons ball puJWB, and pinochle.
3. Zlin Is hfttluR better this eon
T son tluin 1 ever hit because he
J Is a regular. In other years he
X was switched around from ono
J position to another liecauso he
i. could play any old iwsltlon and
sat on tlio liench when the resu
lt lars could nlar.
BAD YEAR FOR SOUTHPAWS.
Majority of Left Hand Pttchers Un
successful Marquard an Exception.
Although Itubo Marrjuard leads the
National league pitchers, Eddie Plank
heads the American league and Harry
Krause was tho boat American associa
tion flingor before leaving Toledo for
Cleveland, tho majority of the left
banders nro not having what could Ix;
called a very successful season. The,
thrco mentioned stand out as excep
tions, and possibly tlioro nro a few oth
ersNap Buckcr and Venn Gregg, for
Instance who are going well.
But winning wuthpaws are few and
far between this year. Even Venn
Gregg has been going none too well,
having lost ncurly as mauy games al
ready as lie did during tho entire sen
Bon of 1011. nut two other American
league left hunders, In addition to
Plank and Gregg, have succeeded in
winning half tlveir games. They are
Itay Collins of I$oston nnd Pennock of
Mogrldge of tho Chicago White Sox
nnd Hamilton of tho Bt Louis Browns
have lost moro than tbey have won.
Jim Vaughn of Washington has won
but few games, while Wllllo Mitchell
of tho Cleveland Naps has won but
two exit of tho first eight pitched.
"Lefty" George of tho Naps lost five
BOSTON WANTS HOBLITZELL
Manager Kling Hbb Offered Pitcher
"Hub" Perdue For Cincinnati Star.
The Boston club is negotiating with
Cincinnati for tho services of Dick
Hoblltzell. "nobby," it is said, is anx
ious to get awny from tho Rods. Re
cently Manager Honk OTtay gave the
first baseman a call on some play, and .
"nobby retorted by calling Hank a
This term of endearment is burred
by National kwguo managers, and es
pecially by CDfiy. -nub" Purdue was
suspended by the Boston club for ap
plying tho opprobrious epithet to
Johnny Kline, and now Kllng Sa will
ing to exchange Pcrduo for IloblltooU.
In case tho deal goes through Marsons,
the Culjan, will play first.
MAHER SECOND ON LIST.
Clever American Jockey Rides Many
Winners In England.
Danny Mahcr, tho American rider,
stands second oh tho list of winning
jockeys on tho flat in England this
year. Mahcr Is oocond in tho tot id
number of winning mounts, ntoo in
The leadorj IK I Wbotton. tho-
trnllan iockey. who had been ridrmr hi
England for several years with grmt j
success, ne lias won 45 races out of 1M
mounts, while Mahcr has piloted 157
winners In 1X1 raccfl, J. IL. Martin,
nnotlxar American rider, has been suc
cessful 13 times with a total of 101
BRAVES SLOW 0W BASES.
Cannot Get Around Sacks.
If theru Is 000 ovideneo stronger
than another of tho dlffcrenoa botrrven
t notice tho players of tlM New York
nil imsmn . t T lt.ti n I ivimv) r-, 1 7 1 .
II IMMlINln 13111 HIT I1TUI IWW
blows to get thctn around tho bases.
po trnmo IwV-fuiun. r few t? Hi.-.? ilir.
lXR.il 1 UUJIVUfL IUI UJU UqrUHlJlu
Plank 8tm 6how9 Old 6VH1.
Ddtllc Plonk, tho star lefthnnd pitch-
ir of the wocWb rfiaminon Atbhrtic
s showing ail hkj old ttoo sktlL no
Docn wini mo aiiijoocu rorrwoivo
HI7UVI 1 1 1 r- i ii v iKiur Tnnm mnn nui
Bowltng Dpotntnrj la Toted o.
BowDng Is boom tog tn Toledo, O.,
tho announcctnent that tin 1013
oro, etartlog Feb. E2.
Dy TOMMY CLARK.
THE fifth revival of the Olympic
games at Stockholm Is now a
matter of history. Tor the
fifth time in succession nth
letw representing a country whose ex
istence was undreamed of by tho an
clout Greek athletes at the time when
they were holding the original Olym
piad showed their superiority over all
otlier nationalities of the world In feats
of HPoed, stamina and brawn.
Tho records mndo at U10 1012 Olym
pic games show tliat America's ath
letes nro getting better in every meet.
Photoo by American Proea Association.
soon: AKKiaoAN Aniurru-i wno S?LrED
MAK1J OL VII 1TO IUSTOIty.
lYevfcus to the Stockholm games
many of the boat records wro made at
tho London Olympics.
Tnfcu tho 100 meter dish. At London
this w-us woo by Wulker of South Af
rica in W 4-0 Bocondti. Craig won for us
at Stockliolm lu tlio uomo tltno, hut in
ono of Uw preliminary hwits Llppin
coU two In If) 3-5 ooconda, un Olympic
record. "UV took all thsoo places in tlie
Cruig won the 200 motors, too, In
21 7-10 Bocoiids. At London thla event
went to Ken- of Onnojda in 222-5 sec
ocuIh. Tho 400 meter run went to HeWixitii
of Arourica in 4SJ-C aocotids. In the
Bcmfimals Morodlfh woo In 40 peootids,
new OtytnfiJc md rorM,u rooord. At
Lonfkxi IlaJswefl of Etntjland won the
400 motor event hi ffteooonds.
I&jro -akwo nro throo oreots that wo
lost ab tanOm and won nt Stockholm,
bron-MnetiroTtaoB Otytio. records.
Shorpord won thcrCQfrtnotomot Lon
don tn. Id&lO vrtai a Ooat load. At
Btocthobn 2dcrodltfi won tho event for
America with n now bxiVTb rocord of
151 O-IO. Not otrty thjt, but Kbcppard
owl Dm-orinort. scoQd uod third, were
bo ciono to Moroflitli fhut Qicy brolro
tho ftctner rwxird.
Sheeted won ChE,V0, meters at
Looflon fn 40tMJ. JJxbo of Eng
land ttwi at 8tockhota to 5WXI4-5, a
now sortd8 rocord, Thte-ta marvelous
runnbuj, but w can, findcooaotoUon rn
tho fact that he won by less than a
' - V- if..4 '
yard from Klvlat nnd Tabor, whose
t Hrtwi lr.l- flirt tir(iili,,(,
Our distance runners, although bet
ter than those we liave developed ire
vlously, were outclassed by the won
derful I'lnu, Kolelimalnen, the greatest
wonder In his specially ever developed
In the modern athletic world, and by
Bouln, tho great French champion. In
the Marathon the South African run
ners distanced our best, although little
Strobluo ran a race that compares well
with the winning race run by Johnny
Hayes at London.
In the standing Jumps the Adams
boys, I'latt nnd Ben, cleared 11 feet
and 10 feet 11 Inches restectIvoly, and
3 feet-l inches and 0 feet 3 Inches. Bay
Ewry could not go to the games, but wo
have developed winners to take Ills
place better than all others but the
champion himself. I'latt Adams won
the high jump and was second to the
Greek, Tslelitlras. In the broad. Ewry
won both events at London.
In the high Jump lilehnrds. the
Amorcau winner, bettered Porter's
(America) London iierforiunnce by
three-quarters of un inch. In the pole
vault Bnbcock (America) broke tho
former Olympic record by clearing
12 feet 11 Inches. Gilbert nnd Cook
(America) tied in London nt 12 feet 2
inches. Wright and Nelson (America)
beat the old mark for second nnd third.
The Javelin we never figured In.
Lemming, the old Swedish champion,
won again with a now record of 108
feet 4 inches, a distance never ap
proached In 4hls country. Wo never
made a good showing in tho walking
Wo lost the discus, Talpale, tho Finn,
making a new Olympic record of 14S
feet 1 inches. But two Americans,
Byrd and Duncan, bettered 13S feet 8
Inches, which beat Mnrtin Sheridan's
record. So we havo Improved In that
event although we didn't win it
McGrath won the hammer at Stock
holm with ISO feet 5 Inches, while at
London Flanagan won it with a little
McDonald and Bo6e were first and
soeond lu tlw shot both putting over
fifty feet. At London Bose won with
40 feet 7 Inches. Another improve
ment Guttersou's (America) running broad
Jump of 24 feet 11 inches came within
three-fourths of an Inch of the world's
TtxAae-bv American Prej Association.
ATHLETES WHO ADDED MA2TT WINKDJO
IOINTS TO TIUS AMBttiaAJT TEAM.
oooid and broko tlto Olympic mark.
At London Irons (Auicrlcn) won with
at- foot Inchon.
Tlw 110 meter hurdles wore wou by
Kelly (America) at Stockholm hi IS 1-10
oconds. Smlthson Cmerlca) won nt
London, establishing tho rcmarkablo
worWa rocord of 13 eoconda flat Tills
ts tho ono event apparently In which
wo showed no Improvement
Ttiey had no pentathlon und decatb
km at London, but Jim Tliocpe'a ro
martrablo rrformanoeB to winning
theoo frrq and ton event ofl around con
toot? ot Stockholm show that America
loada In all around strength as well aa
In tho more specialized contests.
X WOODROW WILSON ONCE A
CRACK BALL PLAYER. T
"Woodrow Wilson was a fine
baselwill player, but too darned
wrapped up in reading to come
out for practice," said Governor
Glenn of North Carolina, talking
about the Democratic presiden
"Governor Wilson nnd I were
college mates," said Glenn. "Wo
studied nnd played together for
two years nt Davidson college,
North Carolina. Afterward Wil
son went to Princeton nnd I
went back to tlie plow.
"Wilson was too confounded
lazy to make a star ball player.
When the team would bo called
off for practice we'd havo to go
to his room and drag him nwny
from n book.
"But when Wilson wanted to
llay hu was a star. Ue played
left field, and, while ho had an
awkward way of running, ho
covered n lot of cround nnd was
t tho best pinch hitter on the team."
BURNS TO FIGHT AGAIN.
Ex-Heavyweight Champion Will Meet
Bill Rickard Aug. 8.
Ever since tlie first announcement
was made that Jack Johnson would
retire next fall, Tommy Burns, tho
ex-heavyweight champion, has been
training quietly but hard with the
Intention of again claiming the title
when It is laid down by tho negro
Tommy never dissipates and lias al
ways taken good care of himself. De
spite the fact that ho has not had a
real ring bout for over a year, he
weighs only 103 pounds and can tint
the gloves on and go six fast rounds
with any one.
On Aug. 8, nt Saskatoon, Saskatche
wan. Burns will met Bill Blckard, a
whlto hope from Vancouver, B. C., in
a fifteen round bout Blckard is be
lieved to bo a "comer," and ho has
lots of backing from tho coast city. A
side bet of $1,000 has already been
posted, and it is in real, not stage
money. Burns Is to get a guarantee
of $5,000, win, lose or draw.
Tommy looks upon this bout as
something In tho nature of a tryout
"I have never been out of the ring, as
far as that goes," declares Burns, "so
I am not trying to 'come back.' I
have not had any tough bouts lately,
however, and It won't hurt me a hit
to tackle this fellow Blckard first."
PROMISING MATERIAL SCARCE.
Baseball Scouts Say There Are Few
Bright Prospects For Next Season.
Big league scouts engaged in beating
the far sticks report that there is little
promising baseball material in sight
although this scorns to bo the usual cry
at this time of year. They also say
that tho minor ioaguo owners want too
much for what few prospects there are.
Tho amount reputed to liavo been paid
for Marty OT00I0 and various other
players last season has Inflated tho
ideas of tho small owners, and they de
cline to talk anything but young for
tunes at this season of tho-year.
For instance, Kansas City of tlw
American association baa a shortstop
modestly priced at $13,000. Ho is "Bed"
Corridcn, who was once in the big
show with St Lou Vi. In 137 games
with Kansas City last eeflfxm Oorriden
hit .317 and stole 17 bases. They say
ho has improved elnco. then, no must
havo if Iki Is valued at 1A000.
At that rato aa Arthur Bhafer, who
has hit .2S7 In 37 gamca and stolen 15
bases should bo worth at least $30XX),
while a Jack Barry would run up into
RECRUIT A GUILELESS YOUTH.
New Cincinnati Pitcher Fears to Talk
to a Policeman.
Charles Thompson, tho new pitcher
of tho Cincinnati Bods, Is a guileless
youth, who looks anything but a ball
player. Tliompson when 1 10 first Joined
the Cincinnati dub wondered about
for several hours- bef oro ho reached tlie
When Hank ODoy wanted to know
why lio didn't nek a jioftceman, Tliomp
son explained that where 1m eatno
from, nobody ever spoko to a iolIco
man unless ho wanted to surrender
himself for socne misdemeanor, and
he, Thompson, had not been nilsde
MERKLE BEST FIRST SACKER?
Manager McQraw 8ays Giant Star Is
Class of the Country.
MeGmw of tiio New York Giants
says Mcrklo is tho best flret baseman
in ttoecbull, nnd ho nvcjing it Tlie only
ono who can measure skin with him is
Mclnnis, says Mac Mcrklo is a better
first Nisouiau than McGaun ever wus.
IIo covers ground llko a shortstop, Is
a first class butter and baso runner und
a fluo first sack guardian on thrown
Harnes Ractag.on Coast.
Tho Pacific coast fair and racing cir
cuit of harness noreos will bo started
on Its way at Vancouver to August
and will doso at Phoenix In November.
In an $233000 in pomes wUl bo dis
tributed In prizes.
20100 Registered Amateur At Mot 04,
Tho United States baa nearly SOvOOD
athletes registered In tho Amateur
England's King Boxing Patron.
King George of England has bvcoma
a natron of boxSur.
Ha Slutter'e J'Too.
Threo strangers wero in the Pullman
smoker when ono of them turned to
another nnd nsked:
"IMiow f-f-f-far Is it t-t-to P-P-I'-ltts-burgh?"
Tho man addressed made no reply,
but got up nnd loft the car. The stut
terer then turned to the third man. who
gave him the Information.
A few moments nfterwnrd the third
man met the ono who had left the car
"See hero! Why did you go out with
out answering when that man asked
you a civil (piestlon?"
"D-d-do you think 1 w-w-wnuted to
S-K-g-get nwny head knocked off I" was
tlio answer. Ladles' Home Journal.
First Blooded Dog Your master has
a very long pedigree, I'm told.
Second Ditto No longer thnn mine.
First Dog They say he's inordinate
ly proud of his family tree.
Second Dog It doesn't show the va
rlety of bark mine does. And, besides.
I'm away ahead of him in nuothcr re
spect "Eh, how's that?"
"No ancestor of mine was ever
hanged." Cleveland Plain Dealer.
A Song and a Joke,
I breathed a song Into tho nlr.
It fell to the cround, I knew not where.
For nowadays not very long
Is the llro of any old kind of sons.
I breathed a Joko Into tho nlr.
It fell to tho cround, I know not where.
But a hundred times slnco then. It's true.
Tve read It and heard It sprung as new.
Kansas' City Star.
Thoy sat In the hotel corridor.
"GImnio just one," ho pleaded.
She shook her head.
Presently ho emerged into tho lobby.
"That follow was pleading pretty
hard for a kiss." remarked a lounger
who had overheard the conversation.
"Is that nn engaged couple?"
"That couple," said another lounger.
"They're married. It was a dollar he
was pleading for; not a kiss." Kansas
Bids for building and repairing the
following bridges will be received by
the County Commissioners at their
office until 2 p. m. August 6, 1912.
Plans can bo seen and specifications
had at the Commissioners' office for
building stone arch bridge in Pres
ton township; building abutments
and putting on bridge and concrete
deck over Butternut Creek in Sterl
ing township; repairing abutments,
placing new iron work, and putting
on concrete deck on tho Hawloy
bridge; and building concreto bridge
at Keens in Canaan township. The
EIGHT jj jtbsdev
c. G. ct:d -w"iusr
ment ana re investment ot the princi
pal and accrued ncome -The Scranton Trust Co.
510 Spruce Street.
D. & H. CO. T1HE TABLE
In Effoct Juno
.... Hlnslianiton ...
... Lake Lodore ...
... . Wayinart
.... Ilonesdale ....
3 IS I
TRY A CENT-A-WORD
Commissioners will also recelvo oth
er plans and bids for Keens Brldgo In
Tho party to whom contract is
nwarded for any of theso bridges
must furnish a sufficient bond to
guarantee satisfactory performance.
The Commissioners resorvo tho right
to rojoct any nnd all bids.
T. Y. Boyd, Clerk.
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