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St Louis Browns, was in Chicago
BE yesterday to see Ban Johnson.'
JtticKey later leit tor Cincinnati to oe
present at thehiraft meeting.
When he was a major leaguer Jhe
new Brown. boss" wouldnt play on
Sundays.. Hell find some of his men
can't play on weekdays. v .
Outf jelder.Tutweiler, who has been'
playing firstfor Detroitrwill be sent"
Manager Joe Birmingham, of
Cleveland has been indefinitely sus
pended for an argument with Umpire
iiigau in wasimigLuu. , -
Bull Perrine, former American
American League umpire, ?is held in
an Oakland, Cal., hospital on an af
fidavit hy his sister that he is insane.
What,kind of an affidavit would C.
Webb Murphy make about JJflTBren
nan? Catcher Roberts and Outfielder
Cathers'of the St. Louis Cards have
been released to Indianapolis. - Cath
ers broke his leg during' -the last
series the Cubs played in St. Louis.
Vic Skier, Cub first baseman, will
start the motorcycle races at River-
Herbie Juul, pitcher for the
Gunthers; broke his pitching arm by
a fall downstairs at his home. His
brother,' who has been heaving for
the Cleveland Feds, will take his
place in -future games.
Frankie' Burns of Jersey City
knocked outEarl Denning in the sec
ond round at Denver last nigfit
Burns is now' after Kid Williams. of
Baltimore, and is also.directing arfew
challenges in tfie direction of Johnny
Coulon. . , . '
Sailor Bill Walters fought Young
Denny, a New Orleans welterweight,
to a draw in. -the Crescent City last
night. Walters received severe pun
ishment, but took the aggressive
throughout the fight There were no
knockdowns. In a . previous fight
Denny got the decision.
If Gunboat Smih came to Chicago
some "one would sell him the Masonic
Temple sure, The Gunboat is just
naturally soft. Now he says he wants
to fight Sam Langford six rounds In
Philadelphia. The press agent says
articles will be signed today and the
bout wiUbe pulled off Oct. 3.
Signing 'articles and ' setting- the
dat;e for the botit is one of the sim
plest things in pugilism. Ringing the
bell for the first round is something
- Hans Wagner has been lifted from
the clean-up , positionin the Pirate
line-up In an effort to stop the Pitts
burgh slump. Hans will bat third
and Viox fourth.
HOWTHEY'RE BATTING -Cubs
Zimmerman, .312; Saier,
.294; Leach, .289; Schulte, .279; Ev
ens, .276; Archer, .263; Bridwefl, .261 ;V
Phelan, .252; Miller, .250;Bresnahan,
.232; Humphries, .228; Needham,
.220; Cheney, .217; Mams, .214;
'Good, .214; Corriden,.184; Stack,
.143 v Lavender, .138. ,
White Sox Bodie, .270; Lord, 269;
Chase, .258;-Weaver, ,255; Collins,
.247; Schalk, .238 j Easterly, .231;
Pqurnier, .222; Chappell, .200; Ber
ger, .l99;0Benz, .195; Bussell, .162;
icotte,, .153; .White, '-.148; Walsh,
.138; Scott, ".074. '
Un the DUblisTie'd ave'raees Cobb and
Jackspir are tied for "the American
League lead with .376. Since Wed
nesday, when the records were com
piled, Cobb has made six hits and
Jackson two. Milan of Washington
has hooked 66 bases. .
Cravath has passed Daubert in the
National, and, is battingV.".350 to the
Brooklyn man's .348. Carey of Pitts
burgh has stolen 53 bases:
BANDITS USE TWAIN CAVE
Hannibal, Mo., "SeptT'lS. In the
cave made famous, by Mark Twain as
the headquarters of Tom Sawyer and
Huckleberry Finn, five boys, ring
leaders of a gang, tjie olJest 19, have
been concealing loot stolen during
the past three years, amounting to
$4,000. Most of theplunder has been
recovered and the boys are under ar
rest ' "