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FIGHTING HARD AGAINST
Washington, May IT, In con
junctibn with the efforts of club
owners to stamp out betting on
ball games-, the gpvernment took
cognizance of the matter yester
day. Postmaster General Hitch
cock declared that his department
will; take whatever action is nec
essary fo prevent sellers of tick
ets in baseball pools from using
the IL S. mails in.their opera
tions. Prosecutions are possible
under the anti-lottery law.
Philadelphia, May 11. In ac
cordance with the crusade start
ed at Shibe Park last Saturday
against gambling, another raid
was made a short time before
play was called yesterday and
over a dozen alleged gamblers
President" Ben Shibe of the
loeal club said the effort to sup-
press gambling would be contin
ued until it 'was entirely stamped
out. He declared that baseball
hadprospered because, of the; fast
that there was no gamblingon
the games and consequently no
temptation to the players.
President "Murphy of the Cubs
this afternoon said there was np
gambling on the games in the
West Side park, and that any one
found placing bets inside the in
closure woufd be arrested. He
declared that baseball was a clean
sport and must be kept free from
the taint of betting.
o o '
The Ananias club will have to
build an annex when the contest
ing delegations get to Chicago.
OUR PRECISE ARTIST,
Striking for a raisd."
' The Usual Way.
vTht doctors havefihally de
cided what caused Smith's ill
"Hatt a consultation, eh?"
Mrs. Beatrice Bulk of South
Bend, Ind. before and after tak