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homer, helping the Gleason squad to
Joe Rivers, who is billed to meet
Leach Cross in New York early in
April, left Chicago last night for the
east. Rivers wants plenty of time, to'
train forCross, who has flashed to
fame since putting out Joe Mandot
in New Orleans. ,
Sa'n Langford,the negro heavy
weight, 'knocked out Jim Barry of
Chicago in the first round at Bris
The Boston Red So begin, their
series of games against Pittsburgh at
Hot Springs this afternoon, and a
game will be played every other day
until nine contests have been pulled
off. Both Stahl and Clarke intend
to use their regulars 'in the battles.
Joe Tinker is disgusted with Mo
bile "as a training camp, and tomor
row will take his team to Birming
ham, Ala., td finish their conditioning,
work. The Reds beat Mobile yester
day. It was the first time the big
leaguers had archance to.doBy real
outside work, rain-keeping-them in
the. gymnasium. s 5
Willie Ritchie hasv put the. damper
on talk of'ia fight between, himself
and Packey; McFarland.. McFarland
refused Ritchie's offer of 135 pounds
jiqgside, and the champion wouldn't
make further concessions. ' '
Miller Huggins, manager of the St.
Louis Cards, is up against it for a
shortstop. Charley O'Leary, secured
from Indianapolis to take the place of
Arnold Houser, has so far refused to
report. Huggins is attempting to
mold Lee Magee, an outfielder, into, a
defender of the space between sec
ond and third. Magee is a hard hit
ter, but dislikes playing the outfield.
George Stovall's St. Louis Browns
were beaten 'by the Houston, Tex.,
team, 4 to 3. ? Bobby Wallace. is go
ing at a faster clip than any of the
youngsters trying for the shortstop
Detroit beat Ne.v Orleans yester
day, 9 to 2. Another game is on this
afternoon. Jennings' men were pitted
against left-handed pitching, ahd
could, do little damage, most of theft
runs couting on errors. Ty Cobb atid
Sam Crawford are. still on the miss
Clark Griffith is after more speed
for his Washington Climbers. Pen
dleton, the Princeton 'football and
baseball star, is the man Griff wants.
Pendleton is a shortstop, but the Old
Fox will try to develop him into a
second baseman. Gallia is the star
of the new pitchers picked up by
Washington. Clyde Milan signed his
contract today, being the last regular
to come in.
The University' of Wisconsin will
prpbably turn down West Point's in-
vitation for a football game next fall.
Al Demaree, the Chicago boy with
the Giants, made a good impression
on McGraw by his work against Aus
tin yesterday. McGraw is depending
on Demaree and Tesreau to carry the
burden this year. Big.Jeff has shown
good stuff against the Texas team. .
Our inspired correspondent in
Bermuda picked today to say that
Paddy Green, one of Frank Chance's
pitching recruits, will stick with the
Yanks. Green is a big right-hander.
A hard batting and base-running drill
was gone through by the. Yanks to
day. Manager Joe Birmingham of Cleve
land is another man who is sore on
the Southern climate. He sent a
bunch of his pitchers to New Orleans
today, rain hampering their work at
Pensacola. Cleveland beat Toledo
yesterday, 10 to 2.
. Wow! i
The famous criminal- lawyer had
won a shockingly bad caseby elo
quence and trickery, and a rival law
yer said to him, bitterly: w ,
"Is there any- case so low, so foul,
so vilely crooked and shameful that
you'd Tefuse it?"
"Well, I don't know," the other an
swered, with a smile. "What have'
you been doing now?."