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It remained for the Cubs, the
champion in-and-outers of the Na
tional, to throw sand into the gears
of the fast-flying Phillies, just when it
seemed that Dooin's darlings were
about to repeat their first-of-the-sea-son
sprint and give the Giants a
home-stretch tussle. For the first
time this year, the Phils have every
man ready for business, with a band
of substitutes stronger than most
regulars on other teams.
Does. baseball pay the magnates?
The answer is found in the 25,000
crowd at the Nap-Athletic game -yesterday.
And when 25,000 Cleveland
ers turn out for anything less than a
free show, it speaks eloquently.
It is one of the noticeable things
of baseball that this young recruit,
C. Mathewson of the Giants, after
only 13 years' experience, leads the
Comiskey says they all look bad
when not hitting, and this is all fttat
is wrong with the White Sox.
The older the -schedule grows, the
more the fans are convinced that
Vic Saier may be reckoned as a
Golf being forbidden, Roger Peck
inpaugh of the Yanks has turned to
croquet for excitement. When the
team is in Chicago the Yank infielder
can be found playing the game on the
lawn of the hotel where the American
League team stops.
Perhaps it wasn't Merkle who war
loped McGraw on the beezer, but
you'll notice that Muggsy is after
Konetchy, to play first base, all the
It looks like Indianapolis for the
hunting in the Federal League. For
an infant the Feds look strong
enough to worry the organized base
ball powers and it would not be sur
prising tosee money flow into the
league coffers before spring and a
real opposition furnished rivals in
cities wherethe Feds have gained a
Ex-Giant Slugger Mike Donlin will
now slug for Jersey City if his batting
eye is still good. Anyhow, he has.
They let Injun Jim Thorpe into the
line-up when the Giants exhibited
with Long Beach Sunday, and he
drove out two homers.
And now our own Heinle Zim has
been invited to take that trip around
the world and take his big bat with
Pitcher Comstock of the Minneap
olis, American Association, team will
join the Tigers within a week. Presi
dent Navin agreed to give Cantillion
$10,000 for him. He is a big right
hander and the White Sox, Nationals'
and Tigers were all bidding for him.
It is understood here that the Tiger
management will buy the release of
Tom' Hughes, Washington's veteran
hurler, and send him to Minneapolis
in part payment for Comstock.
St. Paul, 8; St. Mary, 5-
St. Cyril, 10; St Prokopius, 5.
Blessed Agnes, K;;St. Michaels, 5.
McKinley, 21 University, 8.
Imperials, 2; Jacksons, 1.
Athletics, 8; Austins, 3.
Wilson A. C, 2; St. Lawrence, 1.
Glenviews, 4 ; Desplaines, 0.
Wiederricht, 5; Ideal Billiards, 3..
Alma Colts, 7; Tramps, 6.
Chicago Silents, 5; Chicago Hts., 4.
Sedgwick, 15; Fullerton, 3.
Custer, 6; Lake View, 5.
Twilight, 10; Fraternal, 2.
Romeo Billiards, 10; Carnations, 5.
Hanon Cubs, 10; Richards' Dubs, 0.
Bensingers, 11; Murleys, 5.
Usonas, 5; Loudin Colts, 1.
Coverdale Sox, 8; Ramblers, 0.
Lombard, 6; Lorr Bros., 5.
. Violets', 11; Windy City, 1.
Johnson Tigers, 8; Pennocks, 7.
Rowland Bros., 4; White Mints, 2.
C. L. Willeys, 12; Berg A. C, 2.
Romeo Milliards, 3; U. S. Leag., 1.
By building his paper good quar
ters, that modest little wood violet,
Willie Hearst, gets his picture in his
Los Angeles publication six times in