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... . . . --jam
bos. Russell Fdrd trie star
pitcher, today declared the ac
quisition of Chanee was all that
was needed to- make the Yanks
winners. Ford Was not up to. his
mark last year, and seemed to
hare little interest in his job.
Working for Chance, he says he
will put all he has on every ball
Young Joe Shugrue of New
Jersey made himself famous last
night at the expense of Leaeh
Cross, the New York fighting
dentist, and is now being boosted
as an opponent for sdme of the
classiest men in the lightweight
boxing division. Gross failed to
gauge Shugrue's ability and ap
peared to toy with him in the
earlier rounds. Towards the last
Leach woke to the fact that he
was getting the trimming of his
life, worse than that given him by
Jack Britton, and found himself
ainable to stem the tide of defeat.
Efoss was unable to reach Shu
grue effectively; and took heavy
punishment. He was all but out
at the end of the tenth routid and
if the fight had gone over a longer
route would undoubtedly hive
taken the count.
Jean Dubuc, the only real
pitcher with Detroit last year
wants $5,000 to adorn the mound
this year. President Navin has
fixed $4,000 as the price he Will
pay, and asserts Jean will have
to ehahge his mind.
Harvard has put Dartmouth
off its football schedule because
the Hanoverians are "too rough."
Dartmouth has given the Crim
son a hard run the last few years,
which probably accounts' for their
loss of the' big game. "Too rough"
in a football game is a poor excuse.
AN OLD SLANDER
A certain Majbi- Sammy Simp
son Sh4rb the other day made a
speech in the Canadian parlia
ment fii whieh he undertook to
enlighten his " colleagues about
conditions in tfie AftieHeah navy.
Said enlighterirriettt consisted
mainly 6f the repetitidri of ah old
slander which has always passed
current in Eurbpe; vfc., that tHfc
crews of American battlesHlps
are made up of the destitute, the
sdeially and morally degenerate;
and the deserters front the navies
of the world.
What a wonderful institution
our navy must be and what wiz
ards bur naval officers ! Think of
taking a crowd of cowards; de
generates and riffraff and turning
them into the steady; cool, brave
fighting men who astonished a
whole world by the accuracy and
deadliness of their gun-fire in our
little brush with Spain and then
exeited the admiration of all de
cent meri by their generosity to
By his poll-parrot echoihgs of
Parisian and Viennese gutter
jdurnals, Sharpe has written him
self ddwti -ASS!
"What are you cumig. otifc of
that paper?" "About a ntart se
curing a divorce because his wife
went through his pockets."
"What are you going to do with
it?" "Put it in my gocket."