The Bend bulletin. (Bend, Or.) 1903-1931, May 27, 1920, WEEKLY EDITION, Page PAGE 6, Image 6

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The Stir's Disappearance.
Downstairs, In llit visitors room of
tlic University hopIlnl, which slunk
of Iodoform, Tris Kurd, manager of
the Olaut-klllers, wnlted uneasily. Up
stairs, reposeful os betllted the tmo
scientist, the resident bacteriologist
squinted through his microscope. He
fore this revolting Instrument, on n
hanging drop slide, whs a liquid glob
lite of bouillon tnken from a culture
of typhoid bacilli..
Keenly "the disease detective ob
served the wire-free bacteria In their
native sports. Some of the wrigglers
Indulged In n continuous round of
somersaults. Others tore through
space nnd looped the loop ns though
riding Invisible monoplanes. Those
more socially Inclined tangoed In
pairs. Hut not one bacillus was
static. All were In turmoil. The cul
ture was "good.'
With almost cruel cunning the ha
cllllan expert precipitated n tiny quan
tity of blood solution into u minute
Hmount of the culture, nnd deftly
transferred the combination drop to a
fresh slide. '
The base of the solution used wob
the blood of Hill Dart, pitching main
Btny of the Giant-killers.
Curiously the resident bacteriologist
nwnltcd results. In five minutes there
was to be uoted a gradual quiescence
in the movements of the wrigglers.
They censed their mail pranks and set
tled down as If overtaken with languor.
One by one the bacilli became abso
lutely static, curling up In groups nnd
going to sleep In a cwigloniernte mas,
like so many young pups. In a quar
ter of an hour there was not a sign
of life. The bacteriologist had brought
Ids experiment to a successful conclu
sion. An interne came to Tris Ford and
reported. Tito manager of the Giant
killers got n dose of heavy language.
In which emphasis was laid on "WIdal
reaction," and "positive." There was
something assertively final about the
surprisingly Intelligible medical term
"You mean he's got It?" asked Ford.
The Interne majestically Inclined Ids
"You Mean Ho'e Got It?" asked Ford,
head. "There Is not u shadow of a
donbt. A posltiro reaction typhoid."
"A light or u mild case? suppose
you can't tell?"
"Not with certainty, of course. Hut
the bacteriologist Informed me that
the behavior of the bacilli nfter the
mixture of the blood solution nnd the
culture would Indicate n pronounced
type of typhoid, probably u severe
"Poor Bill," cold Tris, half to him
Bclf. Then in u tone of authority he
addressed the Interne: "Everything
Is to be dono to make Air. Dart com
fortable and to get him well. Don't
try to save u nl'-kcl. Our chub will
Htund It I'll cull ugalu soon. Good
day I"
Walking to the trolley, Tris t'ord
came to three Important conclusions:
First To count Hill Dart out for
the entire season (not u fortnight old)
nnd recast his campaign without Ink
lug his most valued pitcher into ac
count. Second To write to the surgeon
general, United States army, and 'earn
nil about the Inoculation of ofllcers
nnd enlisted men as a preventive of
typhoid fever.
Third To go In search of Harney
Lnrktn, who was touted us the great
est left-hander outside the breast
works of organized baseball.
Like the manager in the war game,
Tris Ford helleved In preparedness.
He wan almost Invariably forearmed.
Hut he wasn't prepared for the trick
played him by n criminally negligent
city which harbored n water supply
devoted to the propagation of typhoid
bacilli. Otherwise he wouldn't have
thought for one moment of hitching up
with two yards nnd tlfteen stone of
human trouble, even though said
trouble did boast a plumomennl fast
ball nnd beautiful control "control"
not of the man, but of the ball.
Not one of the other fifteen major
league manngers would have under
taken the Job of handling lUrnry Lnr
ktn. Two bad tried. It was Parke or
Pittsburgh who dNcovered I.arkln. For
fully twenty-four hours after Iirkln
pitched his first big-league game, shut
ting out Cincinnati. I'arke boasted of
his And. Then abruptly he Ceased to
boast; and after two week", replete
with excitement for the Pirates, the
eccentric performer was given his un-t
conditional release. When the par;-'
lug was over, Parke made this state
ment :
"I've seen some grand tort shlers
and some 'bail nctors' in my day. but
Harnev Uirkln's got 'em all beat. Curv
ing a ball nnd crooking his elbow seem
to be bom In him. Reminds me of :i
famous Irishman who boasted be could
fight n duel nnd drink n bowl of punch
between thrusts. And the more ho
ilrnnk the harder he fought. So with
Harney. Tie can pitch shut-out ball
between drinks. The more hard liquor
he puts nway the faster his ball and
the better his control. I'm not Joking
drinking actually Improved his pitch
ing. Hut It didn't have the same ef
fect on other players with our club
there was the devil to pay. No more
Barneys for me."
Undl.smnjed by the Judgment of
Parke, the manager of the Cincinnati
grabbed Lnrkln. bragging: "Observe
mc I can liandlo tiny player who Isn't
actually bughouse."
Baltdom observed. It wasn't alto
gether what Barney Larkln did, al
though that was "u-plenty." It was
wljat he did to the Cincinnati team.
When they next nppenred In the Hast,
one of the sporting writers srfld that
nothing so disorganized had come out
of Ohio since Coxey's army. Gladly
the "load of wild oats," as Harney had ,
come to be called, was given his un-j
conditional release.
He was now odlclally designated, n
"free agent." Hot where had his free
dom taken 1dm?
There was a sure wny to trace Bar
ney Lnrkln. He loved the spotlight;
no. near staeman or Thespian of the
chorus sought the bright white light
more persistently. Harney was cither
in the newspapers or seeking to break
Into print. Most generally he found
the scribes In a receptive frame of
mind. Harney Lnrkln was to the
sporting writers what Harry Thaw
was to the sob artlsui good for a col
umn any Hull day. Aim! the story,
nine times out of ten, got on to the
wire nud traveled over the country.
Tris Ford sent out an "3. O. S." to
Harney Larkln, the sporting editor of
the North Star acting ns transmitter.
The scribe wrote a story ubout Har
ney, rehearsing his exploits with
horschldc nnd highball, nnd winding
up with the query:
"Has anyone seen Barney? Is lie
far from the madding crowd of fnns,
bumping along on Uie water wagon,
or Is ho mixing up drinks and pitching
with his old-time abandon and ne'er
falling skill? Wo repeat lias anyone
seen Harney Lnrkln?"
Back flew the answer: "Barney Is
In our midst."
It camo from I'unxsatawney, state
of Pennsylvania.
The rest was merely Ihc correspond
ence of diplomacy, at which Trls-trani
Carllng-ford was n lineal descendant
of Charles Maurice Talleyrand. Tin
culmination was a telegram from
Larkln, sent collect, rending:
"Coino on and get me."
The mannger of the fiiunt-killera
took the first train for Punxsutawuey,
which Is a borough most inconvenient
ly located northeast of tfie Smoky city.
He took with him a corpulent roll of
yellow bills. Tris Ford knew that he
must buy Lnrkln's release not from
the outlaw club, 'but from the trades
men of Punxsutnwney,
Up Center street ami down tho shudy
side. Ford nnd Barney trumped, mak
ing more calls than the letter carrier.
There were tho clothier, the shoe-store
man, the haberdasher, tho laundry, the
barber, every bar In town, nnd both
hotels to pay, and the express com
pany. Barney owed the express com
pany for transportation charges on a
.bulldog 1 Tho one thing that saved
the enterprise from com pie to Insol
vency was the departure of the dally
train for Pittsburgh lit one o'clock In
the afternoon.
Tris Ford did not leave Punxsutnw
ney altogether In ti cheerful attitude
ot mind, notwithstanding ho hud cap
tured his quarry, tor tho directors ot
tho outlaw club eamu to tho train In a
body nnd thanked the htj;-1cagtto matt
nger because ho was taking itttrnoy
out or town. Kven to tltu man ot Iron
nerve this whs disquieting,
In tho manner told was Hnrney Lnr
kln brought lo the (.Hunt-killers' ball
yard. UN first appearance, notably
unlike most pitching Inaugurals, was
an unallo.ed triumph.
Facing Detroit, which club was then
going strong, he let tho Tigers down
without n bit. Hut twenty-seven men
went to bat, nnd of these Harney
struck out fifteen a record comment
ed upon to this day. In the last Inning,
with two out nnd that demon balMiinu,
"the Georgia lierslnunon," at bat. Bar
ney walked toward tho grand stand,
stopped, and then motioned' the crowd
to go home. "All over!" ho Insisted.
Tho fans ronrcd In delight -and
roared louder still when be struck the
champion batter out. From that mo
ment Barney Lnrkln was the Idol of
tho fans. There were times,
times, when he caused Hill Dart, who
was lighting disease and, death In tho
hospital, to be forgotten by tho heart
less rooter. The eccentric IcYt-hamlcr
was keeping the Giant-killers la the
hunt for the pennant.
Also, he was keeping Tris Ford
awake nlgh'ts. No such prize problem
in manhandling had been put up to
Ford In the twenty years of bis man
agement. Unerringly Tris had slxcd
up Harney Larkln. Tho manager knew
that whenever Harney was pltrhlng
airtight ball mowing 'em down It
was necessary to keep an eo on him
about eighteen hours out of the twenty-four;
"going good," be was mint In
clined to glvo rein to his bad hablK
Hut when he was In a slump he was
not dlttlcult to huddle. This was Infre
quent, for he was continually leading
the oilier pitchers In tho number of
games pitched and In games won.
Karly In his nsorlatlou with Bar
ney Lurkln. the manager of the Giant
killers decided, first of all, that he
must' let the unruly pitcher believe he
was fooling hN boss, '-'very excuse
must be accepted as the ungllded
Mrtith; otherwise Harney would have
to he disciplined, nnd that would menu
In a short time his release. Usually
Tris Ford was "wise." Hut there wa
that episode In St. Louts which Illu
minates Harney's character, wherein
Tris was fooled completely.
It was on the Giant-killers' second
trip West. Barney was glen an lift
ernoon on". lie went at otrco to a sa
loon near the ball park and started In
by negotiating a loan of live dollars
from the proprietor. After the money
had gone Into drink for himself and
his bubo admirers, be struck the pro
prietor fur the dollars more.
The saloonkeeper hesitated. As se
curity for I lie loan IFarney ottered lo
"hang up" the gold watch fob which
admiring fans had presented to him
In appreciation of his mighty pitch
lug. (living It to tho proprietor, Bar
ney made this proposition;
"You lot mo have tho five, which
Avlll make ten I owe yon, and I'll make
Tris bolhno I've lost my fob. Then
he'll advertise for It ami olVor u re
ward of ten dollars."
Barney got the second live and wllli
out delay It passed over tho bar to
Oarncy Got the Second Five, and With
out Delay It Pasted Over the Oar to
tho Proprietor In Exchanne for More
the proprietor In exchange for more
liquor. Then the wild performer wan
tiered back to the grounds. Tris Ford
heard Hint be was outside, nnd, as he
thought he needed a rescue pitcher to
ne tho game, he sent for Barney.
Barney came without protest ttiul en
tered the clubhouse to dress. But the
tide of the battle turned In the Giant
killers' favor, and the left-hander wns
not iii 1 1 ii I upon.
(To bo continued.)
Dog Taxed According, to Rlxe.
In some of tho dlle of Kuroj n
dog Is taxed according to Its sin a
tittle tax for a little doc and a big tax
for n big doc
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Farm Machinery!
Owing to the fact that the old building occupied by our business is to be
torn down and a new building erected, including the lot adjoining, which
we have used for exhibition purposes, we are going to sell our entire
stock of Farm Machinery at prices
Included in the lot are
2 Truck Wagons
2 Champion Potato Planters
A Number of Plows and Harrows
The Pioneer Gara