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;the Mackmen- a hot battle., "His re
habilitation" was miraculous-
Npw 'Walsh is going to try the
Vame dope. "Whether it -will be as
successful in Ms-case as" in Scott's
.only time will prove
The Sox and Giants put on a farce
in Joplin, Mo., the score being 13 to
12 In favor of the Giants. "jMcGraw's
gang got IT hits and the Sox 19.
Walter Johnson pitched three innings
for the Sox and was hammered. He
was presented with a diamond.-stud-ded
President Comiskey of the White
Sox is trying to sign Russell Black
burne to make the rounde-world
trip with the- Sox and Giants, and if
he is successful ..the Brewer player
wDl perform at' second base.,.
I Ilia CtlUIW " MM1!IMJ J. I CM
of a plan framed' up by Caljahan
and the Sox president to get a line
on the new material. Blackburne is
a natural shortstop,' but he .wflJUbe
tried' at second base with the South
Siders, a hole that is now unsatis
factorily fiHed by Berger. Berger
cannot hit with enough power to
make himself feared around Ban
-Blackburne has been cloutingjust
1 Uy with the Brewers, and is a much
v improved ballplayer over the form he
"showed when given his first trial with
the Sox. Ifvhe can field the position
he may be the needed ingredient to
'fill out the Chase-Weaver-Lord com
bination. Blackburne will be played on sec
ond base If be makes the world tour.
'That will give Callahan plenty of
time to see if he has the goods. If
'he proves acceptable he will have the
advantage of three months' work
ext to Buck Weaver, with whom he
win handle the pivotal plays.
They will get used to each other's
styles and should perfect team play
before the squad goes into spring
- Pitcher Faber and Catcher Daley
! are being taken along so Callahan
'can get3 line on" their ability before
the weeding out time rolls around
in the spring. He can give them
more time now than when the scen
ery is cluttered up with youngsters
fighting to make good.
Out at the Midway scrimmage was
begun this afternoon in preparation
for the Illinois game Saturday. Yes
terday was given over entirely to
signal practice, and some of the regu
lars were given a rest after the hard
Purdue game of last week.
Just as Oliphant was the man
.watched last Saturday, Pogue will be
the- runner for whom a Maroon de
fense wiU b.e constructed this week.
And here is where Zupke of Illinois
Is liable to spring a surprise. In Rowe
andSchcbinger he has another pair of
backs who are great ground gainers,
and -while the Maroons are set for "
Pogue It would not be surprising xto
see one of this pair upset the plans
and tear off some healthy gains.
, Stagg is also pointing an offense
that can do its share of the rushing.
Last week most of-the ground gain
ing for, the Maroons, was done over
the aerial route, Norgren and Rus
sell putting their toes to the leather
with deadly effect to Purdue hopes.
But Illinois has a team that is
mighty liable to' cross the Chicago
goal line, and Stagg realizes he must
also score a .touchdown to offset the
Blue and Gold scoring.
Vou can dope the game for a week
and' you'll be no nearer a sure result.
It should be some fight
Wisconsin and Minnesota meet in
their annual game next Saturday,"the
first of the .Conference contests be
tween the larger Western colleges.
Wisconsin los to Michigan Aggies ,
last weekvandiMinnesota rolled up a
healthy score WerDakota, but the
Badgers playe'dood'football ln,spite
of their defeat
James' E. Sullivan', secretary of the
A. A. TJ., and American Olympic com-
missioner, will request the German
Olympic committee to postpone' the
opening of the game In Berlin in 1916
at least one week.