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crooked players $100,000. Cicotte be- ;
lleva* they gave this amount to Gandil.
Somewhere in the deal, however, $75r
000 was lost. Cicotte said he believed
Gandil or else Abe Attell, who acted
for the gamblers, held out the money.
There was only $25,000 passed
around, according to Cicotte. He said
ha received $10,000; Williams received
$10,000 and Jackaon received $6,000.
Jackson, who to.k tha stand after Ci?
cotte, admitted that he had received
the amount attributed to him. It was
then that the grand jury voted the in?
There will be two indictments re?
turned against each of the men, it is
said. One will charge them with the
operation of a confidence game. The
other will charge them with conspiracy
with gamblers to obtain money through
the operation of a. confidence game.
* Conviction of the ftrat charge carries
with it a penalty of from one to ten
years' imprisonment. The penalty for
conviction on the second charge is
five years' imprisonment and a fine of
No arrests have been made yet. The
indictments will be formally returned i
before the latter part of the week, it
was announced at the state's attorney's
office. Mean time the accused men will
fiot even be under surveillance.
Cicotte Weeps on Stand
Cicotte's testimony was accompanied
by tears. He was on the witness stand
for nearly two hours. He cried, "I
don't know why I did it. I must have
Cicotte said that he found his bribe
money under his pillow; that after the
first game of the series he had gone
to his hotel alone, and the money was
half concealed beneath the pillow.
"There was no note, he said, but he
knew what it was for.
"Before Gandil? was a ball player he
mixed in with gamblers and low char?
acters in Arizona," said Cicotte1.
"That's where he got the hunch to fix
the world series. Abe Attell and three
.Pittsburgh gamblers agreed to back
?Jiim. Gandil first fixed Williams and
McMullin. Then he got me in on the
?eal, and we fixed the rest. It -was
easy to throw the game. Just a slight
_jbesitotion on a player's part will let a
i man get a base or a run.
"I did it by giving the Cincinnati
' batters easy balls and putting them
right over the plate. A baby could
have hit them.
"Then in one of the games?the sec
? ond, I think?there was a man on first
and the Reds' batter hit a slow
grounder to me. I could have made a
double play out of it without any
? trouble at all. But I was slow?slow
? enough to permit the batter to get to
, first and the man on first to get to
"It did not necessarily look crooked
on my part. It is hard to tell when a
; game is or is not on the square. A
1 player can make a crooked error that
will look on the square as easy as he
can make a square one. Sometimes
the square ones look crooked."
Cicotte said he had been troubled
with his conscience evler since the
"I've lived a thousand years in the
last twelve months," he said. "I would
not have done that thing for % million
dollars. I didn't need the money. My
salary was $10,000 a year and my job
"And now I've lost everything?job,
reputation and friends. My friends all
bet on the Sox. I knew it, but I
couldn't tell them that the Sox would
lose. I had to double-cross them. I'm |
through with baseball. I'm going to i
lose myself and start life over again."
Jackaon Says Williams Paid Rim
Jackson told the grand jury he got
his part of the bribe money from
"I wanted $20,000 for my part in the
j deal," he said, "and Gandil told me I |
would get that much out of it. After
* the first game Williams came to me in
my room at the hotel and slipped me
- $5,000. He said the rest would come as
soon as we showed the gamblers we
were on the square with them; But
?that is all I ever got. I raised a howl
|.everal times as the games went on, but
* ft never got me anywhere. I was hog
,tied. I couldn't do anything about it."
? Jackson gave details as to how he
helped "throw" the series to Cincin?
"I am left fielder for the Sox," he ex?
plained to the jurors. "When a Cin?
cinnati player would bat a. ball out in
my territory I'd muff it if I could. But
if it would look too much like crooked
"work to do that I'd be slow and would
make a throw to the infield that would
be too short.
* "My work netted the Cincinnati
rteam several runs that they would
never have made if I had been playing
on the square."
Jackson testified that while each
Splayer implicated was approached in?
dividually, each knew about the others.
??He also said Qandil, Risberg and Mc
iMulIin were the only clique that ex- I
Jsted and thart Gandil was the leader. !
/Wie players ?bought it was Gandil i
*who had doubUe-crossed them on the
?money end of the deal, he said, but
they found out afterward it was
2 After finishing their testimony both
'Jackson and Cicotte were escorted from
*the grand jury rooms by a deputy
?heriff. It was reported the accused
*?m<?n feared an attack by "fans" who
lined the corridors of the building.
Weaver Denies Charge
"Buck" WeaveT, after hearing of his
indictment and suspension, denied that
She had agreed to throw any world
.?series game* and that he had received
any of the money.
' "I batted .333 and made only four
terrors out of thirty chances in the
world series," he said. "That should
^,be a good enough alibi."
i Evidence on which the White Sox
"players were Indicted was uncovered
by Comiftkey, president of the club, and
furnished* by him to the grand jury,
-Attorney Austrian said while Jackaon
Austrian said he had examined
?jCieotte and Jackson at Comlskey's di?
rection, and then had taken Cicotte be
?fore the grand jury, where he gave the
A* for fa* of View.
testimony on which the indictments are
"This 'blow off is due to Mr. Comis
key's action," Mr. Austrian said. "As
soon as he knew what the state of af?
fairs was he ordered me to go ahead.
We rushed the evidence to the grand
jury. This is due to Mr. r-miskey's
desire to get at the botto.n of the
scandal and to have the matte*- cleared
up at once."
Mr. Comiskey to-night made the fol?
lowing statement to The Associated
"The consideration which the grand
jury gave to this case should be great?
ly appreciated by the general public.
The Hon. Charles A. McDonald, Chief
Justice, and the foreman of the grand
jury, Harry Brigham, and his associ?
ates who so diligently strove to save
and make America's great game the
clean sport which it is are to be com?
mended in no uncertain terms by all
sport followers, in spite of what hap?
pened to-day. And, thank God, it did
happen! Forty-four years of baseball
endeavor have convinced me more than
ever that it is a wonderful game and
a game worth keeping clean.
"I would rather close my ball park
than send nine men on the fieid with one
of them holding a dishonest thought
toward clean baseball?the game which
John McGraw and I went around the
world to show to the people on the
"We are far from through yet. We
have the nucleus of another champion?
ship team with the remainder of the
old world's championship team."
He named the veterans, Eddie and
John Collins, Ray Schalk, Urban Fabor,
Dick Kerr, Eddie Murphy, Nemo Lcibold
and Amos Strunk, and declared that,
with the addition of Hodge* Falk, Jour
dan and McClellan, "I guess we can go
along and win the championship."
Followers of the White Sox figured
to-day on the probable line-up of the
team in the three remaining games of
the Beason, beginning in St. Louis Fri?
day. Information filtering from the
club management indicated the follow?
ing possible line-up:
Faber, Kerr, Wilkinson and Hodge,
Schalk and Lynn, catchers.
Jourdan. first base.
Ed. Collins, second base.
John Collins, third base.
Leibold, right field.
Strunk, center field.
Falk, left field.
On the bench as ceserves would be
Eddie Murphy, premier pinch hitter^oi?
the major leagues; Jonnard and George
Lees, catchers; George Payne, pitcher,
and several recruit pitchers and minor
league fielders who are on trial with
How First Game of Series Was Played
Last year's world series records
records show that in the first inning
of the first game Cicotte started by
hitting Rath, the first Cincinnati bat?
ter, in the back. Daubert followed with
a single over second base that sent
Rath to third, and he scored when Groh
fiied to Jackson, Rath beating Jackson's
throw to the plate.
Chicago tied this run in the next
inning, Kopf putting Jackson on second
with a wild throw. Felsch sacrificed
him to third and Gandil dropped a
little fly safely in center, scoring Jack?
The end of Cicotte's pitching and the
runs that ultimately won the game
were scored by Cincinnati in the fourth
inning. All the damage was done with
two out. With Kopf on first, Neale and
Wingo singled, and Reuther, the hard
Hitting Cincinnati pitcher, drov? a
three-base hit to the center field bleach?
ers. Rath doubled, and Daubert singled,
the combination resulting in five runs.
Wilkinson took Cicotte's place after
Daubert's single and Groh fiied to
Felsch. The final score of this game
was 9 to 1,
Record of the Fourth Game
The fourth game, played at Chicago,
was also deliberately thrown away, ac?
cording to court officials who heard
Cicotte's statement to the grand jury.
The Reds won this game by a score of
2 to 0. Ring pitched for Cincinnati,
holding the American League cham?
pions to three hits. Both Cincinnati
runs were made in the fifth inning,
when two of Cincinnati's hits were
bunched, with a wild throw to first by
Cicotte and a bad throw to the plate
by Jackson, which the pitcher inter?
cepted and muffed. The play of this
inning was sent over The Associated
Press as follows:
"Roush was out, Schalk to Gandil,
the ball rolling half way to the pitch?
er's box. Duncan was safe when Ci?
cotte threw his drive wide to first, the
ball going to the stand and Duncan
reaching second. Kopf singled to left
and Duncan stopped at third, but
scored when Jackson threw wild to the
plate. Kopf reached second. Correc?
tion: The official scorer gives Cicotte
the error for muffing Jackson's throw,
Neale- sent one over Jackson's head and
Kopf scored. Neale reached second
It was a two-base hit. Wingo out, Ed
Collins to Gandil, Neale going to third
Ring drove a vicious grounder that Ed
Collins got and threw him out at first
Two runs. Two hits. Two errors."
The rest of the game was played
sharply and, so far as the record.?
show, cleanly. Cicotte pitched through
the nine innings.
Cicotte Won Sixth Game
Cicotte's next appearance in thi
series was in the sixth game, whei
I Cincinnati had four victories to iti
?credit against one defeat, Richard Kerr
! the diminutive left-handed pitcher hav
? ing shut out the National League cham
pions in the third game. Cicotte ii
?this sixth game went through nine in
! nings and held his opponents to sevei
! hits. Chicago won the game 4 to ]
j hitting Sallee hard in the first five in
nings. Jackson and Felsch each go
two hits and between them drove in si
i of Chicago's runs.
Besides Xhe two defeats registere?
against Cicotte in the series thre
others were chalked up against Claud
Williams. The latter, a "side arm
left-hander, was wild in the secon
and fifth games, which went to th
Reds, 4 to _ and 5 to 0, In the eight
and last game of the series ha wa
found for four solid hits in the firs
inning, and that game and the titl
of world champions went to Cincinnat
10 to 5, Williams's lack of contre
was generally recorded as the cause o
his defeats, the record of the secon
"While Cincinnati obtained onl
four hits, these came at opportun
times when they had been preceded b
bases on balls off Williams."
The fifth game of the series was
shut-out triumph for Hod Eller, th
big "shine ball" expert of the Cir
cinnati pitching staff. Only three hit
j were made off him and he establishe
: a world scries record by striking oi
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THE STORY OF REVILLON FURS
Sailing in Kyaks
The Eskimo kyak is an unstable
craft bot when traveling before the
wind a small sail-can be carried by
these skilful boatmen, Formerly these
sails were made of matting or skins
bat canvas is now used. The illus?
tration shows two types of Eskimo
sails on a little fleet of kyaks in
James Bay near a Revillon Trading
Fifth Avenue at 53rd Street
the side in two successive innings. All
told, Eller had nine strike-outs that
Four of Cincinnati's five runs were
grouped in the sixth inning. Eller
doubled, Rath scored him with a single
and moved to second on Daubert's
"bunt, perfectly laid," as the report of
the game said. Williams walked Groh.
Roush drove a three-base hit to Felsch's
territory, scoring two runners, and him?
self tallied after Duncan flied to Jack?
Heydler Deplores Scanflal
Bearing on to-day's developments
was the disclosure of the testimony to
be given by Mrs. Henrietta D. Kelly,
keeper of a rooming house where many
White Sox players lived, and known as
the "woman of mystery." Mrs. Kelly's
testimony, according to Mr. Replogle,
will have to do with a conversation
which Eddie Cicotte is reported to have
had with his brother, Jack Cicotte,
after the second game of the reries. Re?
ferring to the loss of the game by the
White Sox, the pitcher is reported to
"I don't give a damn. I got mine."
McGraw Wants to Help
McGraw arrived in Chicago to-day.
"I am willing to do anything I can
? to clean up the game," he declared.
| "You can know that, because Mc
i Graw is coming here of his own free
! will and also because he was the first
to nail players who weren't square,"
broke in Magistrate Francis X. Mc
Quade, treasurer of the Giants, who
I accompanied McGraw to Chicago.
"I think it is the duty of managers
I to clean up their own clubs," continued
McGraw. "I don't know anything
about the fixing of the White Sox in
last year's world series, except what
: I read in the newspapers."
"In the event that the state at- !
torney's office does not find sufficient '?
; legal basis for prosecution, do you
favor having all the managers put in
possession of the facts, so that they
can throw out any crooks who may be
in the game?" he was asked.
"I do, and, in fact, I think that is
what will be done."
Indicted Ball Players
Include Famous Stars I
Cicotte, Jackson. Weaver and I
Felsch Among Those Regard
ed as Mainstays of the Team j
Most of the eight White Sox players |
indicted yesterday by a Chicago grand
jury in its investigation of the base- ?
ball scandal involving the 1919 world's
series are stars of the first magnitude
and some of them for years have been
idols of the fans.
Edward V. Cicotte was one of Mana- j
ger Gleason's pitching "aces." He
was born in Detroit, Mich., June 19, j
' 1894. He entered professional base
ball at Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.
He was a member of the Atlanta, G?.
team of the Southern Association at the
time Tyrus Cobb waj playing there |
and both went to the Detroit Ameri?
cans. Cicotte was sent back but later
joined the Boston Red Sox. He was
released to the White Sox about nine
years ago. He bats and throws right
hand. He is married and resides in
Detroit. He is five feet eight inches
tall and weighs about 180 pounds.
In 1916 it was thought that Cicotte's
? big league career was fast drawing to a
j close, but he staged a great "come?
back" in 1916 and gained widespread
fame as the "shine ball" artist. Bat?
ters seemed unable to solve his new
freak delivery. He was largely re?
sponsible for the victory of the White
Sox in the world's series of 1917.
Joseph Jackson, one of the greatest
j outfielders in the American League,
I was playing his eleventh year in the
I major leagues. He joined the Chicago
I club six years ago, coming from the
1 Cleveland club. He first played ba3e
? ball at Greenville, S. C, in 1908. Jack
! son was born July 18, 1887, at Green?
ville. He is six feet tall and weighs
175 pounds. He is married and lives
in Savannah, Ga.
Jackson was reared in Brandon Mills,
S. C. He was playing with the Green
I ville teams when big league scouts
i first heard of him. He was obtained
I by the Philadelphia Athletics in 1908
and was sold to the Cleveland club in
1911. It was with the latter team that
he first gained great prominence as a
| heavy hitter.
Arnold ("Chick") Gandil, first base
I man, was born in St. Paul, Minn., Janu
ary 15,1-889, and began his professional
baseball career in 1908 at Shreveport.
He was in the American League for
nine years, first with Chicago, which
club later released him. He then went
to Washington, and after a time be?
came the property of the Cleveland
club. At the beginning of the 1917
season President Comiskey was disap?
pointed in the failure of Jack Hess to
report to the club to play first base,
and as Gandil would not report to the
Cleveland club the White Sox owner
purchased Gandil's contract from
Cleveland. Gandil filled the gap to the
satisfaction of Comiskey and he re?
mained there until the end of last sea?
son. At the beginning of this year,
however, he refused to sign the con?
tract offered to him. Gandil is 6 feet
2 inches tall and weighs 196 pounds.
He is married and lives in Chicago.
Claude Williams, pitcher, was born
at Springfield, Mo., in 1891, and be
' gan his professional career in 1911
?i Tu' ' ? ~ , ?-?
with the Springfield club of t_?s Kansas
Missouri League. He was obtained by
the Detroit American? from the Nash?
ville club of th* -Southern Association
in 1915, and was releawd to the Sacra?
mento (Calif.) club of the Pacific Coast
League on June 11, 1914. In 1915 he
played with the Salt Lake City team
of the same league, and at th* end of
that season was purchased by th*
White Sox. He throws left-handed, is
five feet ten inches tall, and weigh*
George ("Buck") Weaver, third base?
man, was born August 18, 1891, at
Stowe, Pa., and began playing? in 1910
at Northampton, Mass. Nine year?
ago he joined th? White Sox, coming
from San Francisco. He is 5 feet
10% inches tall, weighs 168 pounds, is
married and lives in Chicago. For a
time last season Weaver played short?
stop, with McMullin at third, but when
Risberg returned to the game "Buck"
took up the far corner position and
has played there ever since. He is
recognized as one of baseball's lead?
ing third basemen.
Oscar Felsch, outfielder, was playing
his sixth year with the Chicago club.
,11e came from the Milwaukee club of
'the American Association. His first
professional baseball engagement was
with Fond du Lac, Wis? in 1913. He
is 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighs 175
pounds, is married and lives in Mil?
waukee, where he was born April 7,
Charles A. Risberg, shortstop, joined
tht White Sox in 1917, his first year in
the major leagues. He was obtained
from the Veraon (Calif.) club of the
Pacific Coast League, where he first
played professional baseball in 1912.
He rs 6 feet tall and weighs 170
pounds. Risberg was born in San
rrancisco October 13? 1894. He is mar?
ried and lives in San Francisco.
Fred McMullin joined the White Sox
in 1916 and has since been used as a
utility infielder. He is tw?anty-eight
years of age, 5 feet 9 inches tall and
weighs 160 pounds. He bats and throws
right handed. He is married and lives
j in Los Angeles.
[Billy Maharg Offers to
Testify for $10,000
PHILADELPHIA, Sept 28.? Billy
Maharg, the former bo?er, who last
night made sensational disclosures re?
garding the fixing of world series games
in 1919, to-night accepted the invita?
tion of Charles Comiskey, president of
the Chicago White Sox, in a telegram
addressed to Comiskey at Chicago, Ma?
"I accept your offer to tell what I
know about the crooked world series of
1919, and will go to Chicago and testify,
provided you leave a certified check for
$10,000 with Harvey Woodruff, sports
editor of The Chicago Tribune, to be
turned over to me after I testify. Please
Can't Accept Any Yankee
Players, Says Comiskey
CHICAGO, Sept. 28.?"It's a splendid
offer, and one I appreciate from the
bottom of my heart, but I am afraid
there is no way I can accept it," said
Charles A. Comiskey, when informed
that Jacob Ruppert and T. L. Huston,
owners of the New York Yankees, had
offered to place their entire team at
the disposal of the Chicagoan to re?
place the men he suspended.
"The league rules definitely say that
1 no trades or transfers can be made
after August 81," he explained, "so I
know that such an act would not be
sanctioned by the league. But it was a
wonderful thing for them to do.'
- President Ban Johnson, of the Amer?
ican League, could not be reached.
When Ray Chapman, Cleveland short
! stop, was killed, Owen Bush, of De
| troit, offered to transfer to Cleveland.
Mr. Johnson said then that :t could'
, not be done because of the leagu? rule?
cited by Mr. Comiskey to-night.
! Indianapolis Team h
Offered to Comiske*/
I INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 28. William
, Smith jr., owner of the Indianapolis
' Association Baseball Cub, in a tcle
j gram to-night offered Charles A.
Comiskey, president of the Chicago
! American League team, the uso of inv
| of the players of the Indianapolis club
he mi_-ht need to finish out tno .season.
1 He declared Mr. Comiskey had done
; the "greatest thing ever heard of in
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