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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 23, 1912, Image 13

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SPORTING DOPE
Charles Murphy returned from
a trade trip yesterday without
having added any wonders to the
Cub pitching string.
Murphy immediately4 unloaded
a roast on Hugh Jennings, whp
said Saturday that the Cubs were
cjue to slip, with Chance and
Tinker gbne.- The other state
ment of" the Cub president was a
scream. He said Mordecai Brown
could not be traded by Louisville
unless the deal had his O. K.
Murphy declared this was done
to prevent Brownie being dealt
with unfairly and sent among
comparative, strangers "This gab
is from the same gent who canned
Brownie when the latter had a
three-year contract.
A dispatch from Syracuse says
that Jim Archer will refuse to
sign a next year's contract with
the Cubs unless he is handed
$10,000 for the season. With
facts to back him up, Jim declares
he caught last year when. he
should have been in the hospital,
and his hitting had much to do
with Cub success.
Fred Westervelt, who umpired
last year in the American League,
will be in the American Associa
tion next year. This is good news
to the White Sox.
Connie Mack, manager of the
Philadelphia Athletics, is 50 years
old today?1
Fielder Jones, former manager
of the White Sox, has been elect
ed to a three-year term as presi
dent of the Northwestern League.
Eddie McGoorty was in Chica
go yesterday, and ridiculed the
claim of Billy Papke to the mid
dleweight championship. Mc
Goorty admitted that he was the
only real champion and Papke
was a shine.
Two hundred entries have
been received for the ninth an
nual track meet of the First Regi
ment A. A., Jan. 24 and 25. Most
of the conference colleges will be
represented.
Gary, Ind., may become the
new mecca for Chicago boxing
fans. Beginning with the first of
'the year the lid will be lifted, ac
cording to reliable reports, and
the steel city will stage weekly
bouts. The first card has been ar
ranged for New Year's night.
The boxers who will mix on this
occasion have not been selected,
but two local boys will furnish
the main go.
Willie Ritchie, the conqueror
of Ad Wolgast, will show at a
Chicago theater on his vaudeville
trip.
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ONLY!
He Do you remember your
old school friend Daisy?
She Indeed, I do. A most absurd-looking
thing! So silly, tool
What became of her?
He Oh, nothing. Only I
married her.
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They're selling a "doll that the
baby can't break." We've tried
that kind and baby didnt break
it. Baby ate it. Wonderful how
patient and persistent a mere
babe will become when it finds it
can't smash things ! Ever notice
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