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round, 5 up and 4 to play. He was
easily the class of a large field and
was out of danger when the brilliant
but unsteady Chicagoan,, Charles Ev
ans, Jr., blew upTuuthe semi-final
round. ' "
Cologne, Germany, reminds tfs'of
home. Two cyclists were1 killed there
yesterday in a motorcycle-paced bike
race. One of the dead men is Gus
Lawson, a Los Angeles man. He was
riding one of the motorcycles when
a tire Durst.
Charley Babb has been released-as
manager of the Omaha, Western'
League, team. President Rourke said
his work -was all right, but expenses
had to be cut.
The U. S. rifle team won the Palma
trophy at Camp Perry, 0., with a
, score of 1,714. Argentine Republic,
with l,684rwas second.
Lew Richie won another game for
Kansas City in the American Asso
ciation. Local high school students meet
ing this afternoon at Englewood in
an effort to have basketball re-established
as u major sport. It was
knocked out last year by a vote'' of
four to three. Complaint was 'made
that the students were too boisterous
in street cars when returning from
games, and officials of the Wilson
Avenue Y. M. C. A., where the North
Side ' students held their congests,
threatened to bar the boys unless
more polite language was used.
H Members of the Calumet lacrosse
team, which plays the St. Catherines
team of Canada at White Sox park
Saturday and Sunday, are working
together daily to perfect team play.
The St. Catherines team has held the
championship of Canada since 1905.
This is some speedy and exciting
Feels more like football, and the
local high schools are taking advan
tage of cool breeze and sunshine.
Houston has won th'e pennant for
the second successive time in the
The 'final round before the semi
finals start in theplay for -the' Bob
Sweitzer cup will be played next
Sunday, three games being arranged
by the Amateur Managers' League at
I last night's meeting. The three win
ners of the fifth round, will play each
other once for. the cup. All three of
the clubs forced to travel next Sun
day are park teams, and the contests
are likely to draw heavy crowds, as
the supporters of both sides will be
ou.t in force. Games listed are as
Lombards and Bessingers, at Mur
ley Park, Elston and Kedzie avenues.
Fairviews and Johnson' Tigers, at
Lake street; and Forty-Seventh ave-.
Kramer Colts and Romeo Billiards,
at Polish Lake Front Park, Elston
avenue and Blackhawk street.
"THE LURE," CALLED INDECENT,
BUT DRAWS FULL HOUSES
New York,, Sept. 9. There was al
most a riot in the Maxine Elliott thea
ter at 3 o'clock this morning during
a special performance of "The Lure,"
one of the white slave dramas under
criticism for its brothel'scene.
The special performance was
staged by Shuberts "to show critics,
ministers, .lawyers, suffragists and
newspaper writers" that "The Lure"
is not "immoral, indecent or sug
"Yo'u wouldn't bring your mother
or sister here," shouted a man in the
audience and almost immediately
another man leaped to his feit and
cried: " "Yes, I would, and here they
are," pointing to two women beside
Magistrate McAdoo has called the
play "indecent and immoral and in
part gross and revolting." But the
house is sold out every performance.
The state of Pennsylvania has
passed a law requiring prospective
brides and bridegrooms to answer
forty-eight questions relative to their
mental and physical condition-before
a marriage license is issued.'
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