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ting on the coast isT 'at even
money, with plenty of suppoj" t foe
each scrapper -.
Hughey Jennings Tsays John
Evers will make gbocLas manager
of the Cubs if he is not "interfered
with " It's a vain hope.
The difference between Chance
and Evers was that Frank made
good even though interferedwith.
Malcolm Douglas, a shortstop
from the University of Virginias
has been signed by the Giants.
Connie Mack says he has a
good team, aside from his pitch"
ing staff The Athletic leader is
confident of taking the pennant if
his heavers make good. The fail
ure of Coomb's and Bender to
show last year cost a pennant.
Joe Berger, the shortstop se
cured by the White Sox from the
Pacific Cpast league, has returned
his probationary contract un
signed. These contracts are a
new wrinkle. They provide for a '
25 per cent increase to the playel
over w.hat he made m the minor
league until he makes jgood. In
this way minor league teams who
take returned players from the
big show are not compelled to
Carry the burden of a prohibitive
Johnny Kilbane and Ollie Kirk
will tangle in St. Louis New
Year's day for the feather "title.
Kirk punished Abe Attell so se
verely in a recent fight that the
little Hebrew halted the scrap
and announced his retirement"
from the ring.
Bat Nelson sang in the choir of
Billy Sunday, the base ball player-revivalist,
in Columbus last
night TJat hasunvje(l hFee min
isters to witness his fight with
You.ng Schwartz in New York"
"Marty O'Toole, the expensive,
twirler of the Pirates, wasmar--iled
yesterday to Miss Rose Hof
ferman of Saxonville, Mass.
Anthony Carlo, the local high
school boy, under contract to
pitch for Newark pf. the Interna
tional League, was severely in
jured when his motorcycle skid
ded and threw him thirty feet.
Two of his ribs were broken and
.he Was internally injured
Jimmy Clabby and Ray Parker,
a Chicagoan, are .matched for
next Friday night in, Fond Du
A man who had been dining
"not. wisely but too well," was
trying to walk along a road lined
with trees. He bumped into
nearly every one of them, and at
each collision murmured, "Beg
pardon !" Eventually,! quite ex
hausted, he sat down in the road.
A policeman whofound him
wanted to knowwhat he was do
ing there. "I am waiting until
the procession has passed!" re
plied the inebriate.
o o " r
tA farmer recently engaged a
laborer who had been in the army.
One morning he asked him what
he liked best, the afmy or farm
ingi "The army," replied the
"Because you have to wait such
a long time before a farmer tells
you-to sjand at easel"
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