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Hart, owner of the Chteago National
League club, for $1,200 d, year. He
joined the team in 1898 and made
good, despite his greenness. In 1903
Manager Selee transferred Chance
to first to get the,benefit of his hit
ting, and in 1905, when Selee quit,
Chance was made manager.
Chance found the makings of a
good team. He made it great with
a few trades, and the marvelous Cub
machine resulted, winning pennants
in 1906, 1907, 1908 and 1910 and
world's series in 1907 and 1908.
When C. W. Murphy became presi
dent of the Cubs, Chance secured a
tenth interest on the same terms.
In 1906 the club paid for itself and
Chance owned the stock clear.
As manager of the Cubs, Chance
received $10,000 a year. After his
"release" to Cincinnati he retired to
his orange grove, determined to quit
the game, but $25,000 a year, plus
the hypnotism exerted by the Amer
ican League heads, caused him to
change his mind.
POLICE BELIEVE BOY KILLED
FRIEND TO GET HIS AUTO
Champaign, III., Aug. 13. Declar
ing it their belief that Gust Penman,
son of a wealthy family, killed his
friend Harold A. Shaw, a student at
the University of Illinois, through
covetousness of Shaw's racing car,
and is now hiding somewhere in
Ohio, the police have sent telegrams
to every city in Ohio demanding
Shaw's body was discovered buried
four feet under the ground on the
Penman farm last night after a two
days' search. There were marks on
his face and head, indicating that he
had been beaten to death with an
Penman's father owned a large
touring car and a motorcycle which
Gust Penman often rode, but, accord
ing to the police, Penman longed for
a speedier car and was negotiating
ior the purchase of Harold Shaw's j
" "Yellow Devil," the fastest roadster
in Champaign county.
Penman, according to witnesses,
contracted for the purchase of the
car, but appeared on Saturday with-
out the money. He asked Shaw to
take him for a ride and the two
started off together.
When Penman returned he was
alone, and told a friend of Shaw's
that he had purchased the car from
Shaw, paying cash for it, and that
Shaw had gone away on a vacation.
Penman then rode away in the car.
Shaw's disappearance caused his
family some anxiety the first night,
but on the second night the father
dreamed that Harold had been mur
dered and told the story to the po
lice. An investigation unearthed -the
fact that Penman had borrowed a
spade from Newton Wymore, a
neighbor, awaking him at 3 o'clock
with the story that he had knocked
down a post and wanted to replace it.
The ground adjoining was imme
diately searched and Shaw's body
unearthed under about four feet of
A postcard addressed to. Penman
and purporting to have come from
Shaw arrived at Philo last night. It
was mailed from Hamilton, O.,' and
the police believe was sent to throw
Shaw's parents off the track.
Danville, III. The "Yellow Devil"
racing automobile in which Gust
Penman fled from Champaign Coun
ty was found here, Penman having
left it in lieu of a bond when he was
arrested for speeding.
Ha! an innings for the bachelor
drummer! Phil Woolsey, Oakland
drummer, was barred from that
Diggs white-slave case jury because
he is prejudiced against such doings
by married men. "It strikes at the
very foundations of the family!" de
clared Phil. Take three bases, Phil!
These bachelor drummers are get
ting to be red hot preservers of fam