releasing these players; fn some in
stances it was the club's desire to
save money. Garry Herrmann says
he ha never interfered in the pur
chase or release of-a. player. This be
ing true, monumental blunders must
be charged to the managers.
But these managers have made
good with other clubs. Clarke "Grif
fith made Washington a winner in
one season after leaving CincinAati;
a pennant contender in fact.
Mysterious luck which even the
players cannot fathom pursues the
team. Stars with other clubs slump
when with the Reds and fair men
leave Cincinnati to star somewhere
1 Beals Becker helped the Giants win
a flag. Traded- to Cincinnati-he hit
around .260, but whn sold to the
Phils' 'began and continued to bat
around .300. Tex McDonald "wasn't
even. a Red, regular; with "Boston. he
is, one of the best hjtters fn .the
league; then there are Steinfeldt and
Overall, who left the -Reds'to hejp win
four Cub pennants. J '' .
Clarke Griffith traded Pastert, JJb
bert and a few others for Grant,
Bates and some more. At the time
Grant was about the best third base
man in the league, but he never look
ed the same as a Red.
; Cincinnati should employ efficient
scouts and toss printed averages irito
the waste basket; the owners should
get away from the idea, of saving a
few thousand by releasing every play
er who sits on the bench a few days
With these changes in policy per
haps the old hoodoo would be over
come. The club has spent lots of
money, but hasn't shown baseball
wisdom in the spending.
McGraw and Mack have an abso
lutely free rein in handling -their
clubs. If Joe Tinker is given the same
opportunity, perhaps he too will
prove a winner and not a candidate
for the ex-managers of Cincinnati as
I JUDGE CALLS POLICE STATION
"CHAMBER OF HORRORS"
The South Clark street police sta
tion is again the target for an attack.
This time it has been termed the
"chamber of horrors." Judge Ma
honey is the latest to score the dark
ened and unsanitary conditions of
this usually congested police station.
Judge Mahoney recently allowed
thirty-two prisoners out of jail on
their promise to return for trial.
He did that because he thought
that the station was absolutely a dan
gerous place to spend a night in.
"We can see all the horrors of
foreign prisons and preach about the"
Russian jails," said Mahoney, "but
we fail to notice the appalling, con
ditions right here in Chicago. With
the quarters provided by the city the
police are powerless to provide more
sanitary care for prisoners.
. "And it s these poor devils that
have .got to suffer because the finance
committee of the city council isn't
going to pay any attention to them.
Several aldermen have visited the
jail and expressed their horror, but
you bet they don't do 'anything
"Here they are spending millions
to create a boulevard ling between
the north and south sides, a mag
nificent pier and fine recreation
parks, while right here is where
money is an absolute necessity to
save human lives."
TRIANGLE SHIRTWAIST CO.
OFFICIAL ON TRIAL
New York, Sept. 5. Max Blank,
one of the proprietors of the Triangle
Shirtwaist Company, in whose fac
tory 147 women and girls were burn
ed to death March' 25, 1911 today
went to trial in the Court of Special
Sessions, charged with locking the
doors of his new factory in Fifth ave
nue. Inspector Dugan of the .Fire
Prevention Bureau was expected to
testify that he found the Triangle
factory doors padlocked with 150
persons working there on Aug. 4. ,, ,
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