to discuss the admission of the
Rogers Parks to the league. The
Gunthers have already been giv
en a franchise.
The St. Louis National League
Club will provide free score cards
and will put backs on the bleacher
seats. This generosity is to ap
pease the fans' anger at Bresna
President Navin is troubled by
four holdouts, Cobb, Crawford,
Stanage and Dubuc, his best men.
If their contracts the signed dur
ing the training season they will
go south and report to Jennings.
If they wait until the season
opens to sign and report out of
condition, Navin says he will
hang out the "nothing doing"
Jack Miller, Pittsburgh first
baseman, has asked Barney Drey
fuss for his unconditional re
lease because of salary differ
ences. Miller wants to go to
Brooklyn. Dreyfuss turned Mil
ler's request down. If Jack re
fuses to report Artie Hofman,
former Cub, will be "played at
Partial arrangem ents have
been made for a match between
Jack Britton and Eddie Murphy
before the club offering the best
terms. Dan Morgan, Britton's
manager, is in California, but
wired his approval of the bout.
Britton is credited with one vic
tory over Murphy.
Sam Will you keep our en
gagement secret for the present?
Lulu All right, but where's the
AGED MAN GETS LIFE IN
PEN FOR MURDER
Columbus, Ind., Feb. 18.
Henry Romine, 66 years old, was
found guilty of murder in the first
degree for his part in the killing
ot the aged Mcyuaid brothers m
last uctoDer, ana sentenced to lite
The jury was out from 5 o'clock
yesterday afternoon until 8
o'clock this morning. When the
verdict was read, Romine's face
"I am innocent," he cried. "I
did not expect such a verdict."
Two other men. James Tyler
and J. Rufus Clarke, are await
ing trial for murder in the Mc
Quaid case. Tyler turned state's
evidence, and took the stand
against Romine, as he will later
Robbery was the motive of the
murders. A bedridden, crippled
sister was the only witness of the
crime. Her story of the strug
gle between her two old and in
firm brothers and the murderers
in the darkness was one of the
tragic incidents of the trial.
A farmer one day noticed two
boys looking with aovetous eyes
at his tempting fruit, so he or
dered them away. Some time ,
afterward, when he returned, he
saw the boys sitting astride of his ,
orchard fence. "Didn't I tell you,"
he roared, "that you couldn't
come in here?" "We're not com
ing in," answered one of the boys, "
whose pockets were bulging sus-
piciously. "We're going out"
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