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ber of the team, $500 a month to
sign again, but Juul is reported to
have turned the offer down. Juul is
a Chicago boy and is believed to be
dickering with the White Sox.
The Amateur Athletics Union, the
closest little corporation in the world,
is not quite ready to become progres
sive, though there is hope for a slight
advance from its past conservative
At the election yesterday in New
York it was decided that the union
will not sanction meets in which
amateurs and professionals, compete.
The attitude of the directors, how
ever, indicated that some modifica
tion of the plan might be tried in the
Alfred J. LiJI, Jr., of Boston was
elected president of the union, to
succeed Gustavus Kirby. James E.
Sullivan, the czar of athletics, was
Charlie White of Chicago knocked
out Kid Kansas in the fifth round at
Canton, 0. White grabbed the lead
at the first gong and increased it as
the fight progressed.
Johnny McCarthy and Wildcat
Ferns fought 15 fierce rounds to a
draw in Denver. McCarthy overcame
Ferns' lead in the early rounds by a
series of smashing rights To the jaw.
Jimmy Duffy had a big shade over
Willie Beecher in their ten-round
bout at Syracuse, N. Y., last night.
Duffy had his opponent in distress
at the finish.
President Johnson of the American
League has outlined the position his
organization Trill follow in regard to
the Federal League. The Feds will
"We do not look for any more fric
tion with the Federal League than
last year," says Johnson. "There
dos not seem to be any more indi
cation that it will any more noise
That is a dignified position, if it
can be maintained. But the Feds are
rapidly pushing to the front and will
command the attention of the major
magnates before many weeks are
past. A few raids on the preserves of
organized baseball and the old-league
magnates will awaken to the fact t
'that this new circuit is a regular af
fair, built along the right lines.
"SANTA CLAUS" REALLY IS A
RESIDENT OF GERMANY
Contrary to the impression which
has prevailed for many years, it is
now known that Santa Glaus does
not live at the North Pole. At least,
if he does, it is clear that most of
the operations under his control are
centered in Germany.
According to the U. S. Department
of Commerce, nearly two million dol
lars' worth of toys "were imported
into the United States during Sep
tember of this year, and of this
amount, it is shown that Germany is
by far the largest source of supply.
For the full calendar year of 1913
the figures show a total value of
toys imported into the United States
of approximately $9,000,000. This in
dicates a remarkable growth in the
consumption of toys in the United
States. In 1893, importations of
toys were less than $3,000,000; in
1903, about $4,500,000; in 1913, prac
That Santa Claus utilizes princi
pally the German workshops 4s
shown by the fact that nearly $7,
000,000 worth came from that coun
try during the fiscal year 1913. The
value of dolls alone cpming from
Germany was $1,537,964. Santa
Claus' other principal auxiliary shops,
are England, from which came $286,
846; Japan, $"302,754; France, $165,
092; Austria-Hungary, $185,303; and
"Now," said the physician to the
poet who had summoned him, "you
are not in good health, and I must
forbid all brain work." "But, doctor,"
protested the poet, "may I not write
some verses?" "Certainly," the doc
tor said, "wrote all the verses you.
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