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type, where only selfishness has
'controlled every move.
It has been a case of scrambling
fof the dollar and for nothing else,
with any and all ideas of sports
manship blurred by the coldest of
mercenary motives. And most of
the owners haven't the sense to
see that in a scramble of this sort
they are merely paving the way
to financial disaster, as well as the
utter wreck pi all sportsmanship.
The older circuit has but one
chance to make good. This chance
lies in the rallying of the few
club-owning sportsmen against
such types are are presented by
Murphy, Fogel, et al., driving
these out of the game and giving
the league president power,
through a long term, to rule the
league as Ban Johnson controls
It will take nothing short of a
scrappy, bull-necked fighter to
handle this National league
crowd as it should be -handled.
Such a president shouldbe given
the power and opp'ortunity to
As things now stand, the Na
tional league from the club own
ers' angle, -doesn't need iiny'ad
vice. It needs a good swift -kick
in the pit of the stomach an ut
ter change in every method and
if this doesn't come, the only an
swer is a boycotting by the fans,
Who, striking at the gate receipts,
will hit the only vulnerable spot
which men like Murphy and Fo
Stanley Swartz, 1260 ,Katn St.,
robfced of-$15 on S. Ashland car.
ANOTHER DELAY MOVE
The street railway companies
again made a move for delay
when are arbitration meeting
Attorney Moore, for the com
panies, asked that the meeting be
postponed because he had busi
ness to attend to in Pittsburgh.
Chidf Justice Orrin Carter, the -umpire
on the board, insisted on
the immediate taking of evidence,
saying that if Moore had urgent
business in Pittsburgh, he, Car
ter, had given up all his other
business to act as arbitrator.
THE FREEZING LIMIT
An American and a Scotsman
were discussing the extent of
frost experienced in the North of
"Why, it's nothing at all com
pared to the cold we have in the
States!" said the American. "I
recollect one winter when a sheep,
jumping from a hillock in a field,
Ibecame suddenly frozen on the
way, and stuck in the air like a
lump of ice."
"But, man," explained the
Scotsman, "the -law of gravity
wouldn't allow thatl"
"I know that,"- said the Amer
ican; "but the law of gravity was
frozen too !
In Seattle the directory is be
ing compiled this year 'with the
wives' maiden names listed in
parentheses after the husbands'.
It makes it possible to find the.
woman you are seeking, even
though you may not know the
name of the man she has married.