paign, and the training season is
only a couple of weeks away.
Wood is the man with whom the
most trouble is expected. Joe
made a good record last year and
he wants more-money. Stahl and
McAleer are using the argument
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consider that addition to his sal
ary when seeking a raise, but the
Kansas smoke artist fail to see
the point. Hugh Bedient, who
stood between Boston and the
loss of the title, is the only big
gun of the stable signed.
Walter Schaller, outfielder, has
been recalled from Montreal by
the Detroit Tigers. He will go
south with the recruits.
Arrangements have been made
for the spring series between the
Athletics and Phillies, the first
game to be played April 1.
Shortstop Arnold Hauser has
signed contract with St. Louis
Cards. This leaves Ed Konetchy
the only holdout.
Jimmy Clabby says there will
be no return bout with Knockout
Brown, which is something to be
thankful for. "Something always
seems to slow us up when we
meet," confesses Clabby.
Joe Tinker admits he has given
up hope of signing John Kling to
catch for the Reds this year.
The cheering news comes from
Lansing, Mieh., that Vic Saier is
not posing as a holdout. The kid
first baseman merely wants to
have a little personal talk with
Murphy and Evers before signing
his contract, which he will do
when he comes to Chicago to
Jess Willard and Jack Heinen
have been matched to fight ten
rounds before the club making
the best offer. Arrangements
were completed when it was
found that Willard's injured
hand had mended.
SOME ATE SOME DRANK;
ALL WERE MERRY
Food and drink were free in
the streets of Chicago for a short
time this afternoon, the drink
flowing on the West Side and the
food flying on the edge of the
A beer wagon of the Citizens'
Brewing Co. was standing at the
corner of W. Taylor street and
Center avenue. Bernard Master
son, the driver, left the horses for
a minute. They became frightened.
Down Center avenue wildly
dashed the madly plunging
horses (thrills). Dizzily the
heavy wagon careened from side
to side in the street (shudders).
Blithely the happy beer bottles
skipped from their cases and hop
ped to the ground. (Loud and
A small army of thirsty men
trailed the wagon until W. 11th
street was reached. There the
horses broke loose from the ve
hicle and ran west on 11th street.
The men stayed with the wagon.
The horses picked out the home
of John M. McCarren, 1053 W.
11th street, as a stopping place,
and plunged squarely through a
bay window into the parlor,
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