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Oak Park High School football of
ficials opened negotiations today
with Toledo High School for a game
next Saturdayto settle the scholastic
championship of the country. Oak
Park is easily the best school eleven
in the city, and Toledo has cleaned
up its opponents with regularity.
Coach Thistlewait of Oak Park to
day said there was a slight hitch on
terms, but an agreement was expect
ed by tomorrow.
Doc White has wired President
Comiskey for definite permission to
accept the management of the Ven
ice team of the Pacific Coast League.
The dental southpaw of the White
Sox yesterday came to terms with
the owners of the California team
and signed a contract, contingent up
on his being unconditionally released
by the South Siders.
Charles ''Red" Dooin, manager of
the Philly Nationals, opened an en
gagement at the Palace Music Hall
Christy Mathewson and Chief Mey
ers quit the globe-girdling Giants and
Sox yesterday and will not continue
on the trip around the world. Math-
ewson will live in Pasadena, CaL, un
til spring with his family, and Mey
ers will spend the winter at his home
in San Diego,
The Sox won two games from the
Giants, one in San Francisco and one
in. Oakland, and made the count 14
all for the trip. Russell and Tesreau
had-a rai pitcher& battle, but Paber
and. Hearne were pounded hard. Ping
BodieJlayed with the Sox and struck
out twice. Speaker, Crawford and
Chase were the batting stars.
Charlie White, Chicago almost
lightweight, fights Kid Kansas to
night in Canton, O. White will leave
immediately after the fight for New
Orleans, where he meets Johnny
Dundee Thanksgiving Day.
Rube Wadded, former southpaw
star of the Athletics, was picked up
by friends, almost dead from con-
1 sumption. He was put on a train for
San Antonio, Tex.
Ed Konetchy, Cardinal first base
man, is back in St. Louis for the win
ter. The Trading Konetchy club will
now go into session again.
Frank Klaus, who still claims the
middleweight championship of the
world, is going to Paris for some
more fights with Frenchmen. The
Pittsburgher made a big hit on the
other side of the water last year.
Klaus says he was only stalling
against George Chip, who knocked
Sam Langford, the Boston Tar
Baby, and Gunboat Smith are billed
for twelve rounds in Boston tonight.
Langford is an unknown quantity.
The repult of the fight depends on his
conditions, and in his last fight he
was fat. In condition Langford can
take punishment and also administer
it. Langford, right, can give some
undertaker a swell job.
Reports from St. Louis say that
George Baumgardner, Sam Agnew
and Gus Williams will join George
StovaU's Fed team. Leverenz and
Weilman, the two Brown southpaws,
are also said to be flirting with an
offer from the Feds.
Baseball, being a giddy young
'thing of about 70 summers, it is not
surprising to learn thus early in its
' career that one of the things we have
accepted as fact for seven decades is
Testimony of players, coupled with
scientific data, proves that the man
batting from the side of the plate
NEAREST first base, classed as a
left-hand hitter, is really a right-hand
hitter, while the man classed as a
right-hand hitter hits left-handed.
Thus Cobb and" Jackson, noted
left-hand sluggers, bat right-handed,
while Cravath and Chief Meyers,
great "right-hand" sluggers, bat left
handed'. The batter gives-force to his swing
with the arm and hand nearest to the
pitcher. Players say they could lilt