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the Sox reach camp in Paso Robles.
They were delayed 26 hours reaching
Los Angeles, and must make a detour
to land in the training camp. Floods
in California caused the delay.
Assistant Manager-Gleason is con
siderably upset over postponement
of actual work, as the stay at Paso
Robles will be short. The Kid fears
his men will.be plunged into the
series of exhibition L games 'without
proper training, and the results will
Manager Hank O'Day was assured
in -a telegram yesterday that he will
remain as manager of the Cubs, no
matter who takes hold of the busi
ness department of the team.
With this cheering news Hank be
gan to drive his players in prepara
tion for the exhibition games with
the St. Louis Browns. Utrecht,, the
young southpaw secured from Cham
paign, seems to be the farthest ad
vanced of any of the grapeviners, and
he will get a crack at the big leaguers
in the first set-to.
Larry Cheney is in camp, and is re
ported to be down to weight. Cheney
started last season at a- terrific clip,
but should be just as good this year,
and, with proper handling, should go
clear through the season on the high
speed. It will be remembered that
Larry was haggling over terms dur
ing the early, portion of the training
period last year, and did not get the
condjtipnuig practice of the other
athletiesf Notwithstanding this handi
cap heT-juniped right into the fray,
and carried , the Cubs on-his back
through the.iearly.Bta.gesbf the cam
paign,' being the- only dependable
flinger in: Evers stable.
Roger Bfesnahan, ;whb Is sched
uled to do;more active work this sea
son, has been forced to resort to the
rubber shirt again to pull down to
playing weight, and has run. several
miles in an effort to trickle off the fat
that weighs down his Irish .frame.
Charley Dryden has begun spring
training, giving his typewriter a pre
liminary Umbering up.
Enos Kirkpatrick, the Brooklyn-Fed-Brooklyn-Fed
player, hold's all
records for jumping. Hopping from
the Dodgers to the Feds, he jumped
back again to the Ebbets crew, and
now has jumped once more to "the
Feds. This time he says he will stay
put, and has returned his advance
money to Brooklyn.
Work was begun today on the
North Side park of the local Feds,
when wreckers began tearing down
some frame shacks that stood on the
field. Construction work will be rush
ed as soon as the ground is cleared,
and preparation of a diamond will be
begun at the same time the stands
are started. Whether the stands are
ready or not,, the diamond will be in
shape. President Weeghman and
Manager Tinker have agreed that the
fans will stand for some shortcom
ings, in the accommodations at the
outset, but they demand ,that the
playing field be in perfect trim.
Christy Mathewson is the real boss
of the Giants at Marlin Springs, pend-
ing the arrival of J.ohn McGraw with
the remainder of the team.
Earl Moore, last year pitching for
the Cubs, has signed with the Fed
George Sutton took the lead over
Willie Hoppc in their 18.2 billfard
championship match at the Globe
last night when he won the first
block, 500 to 459. Sutton had high
run of 185.
Eddie Plank, Athletic southpaw,
has signed his contract
FEDS WILL FEED WELL
By Hugh Fu'llerton.
No matter what happens to the
Federal League, no player should go
hungry. Ward, the big New York
baker, backs the New "York team;
Charlie Weeghman owns ten restau
rants, a bakery and a grocery in Chi
cago; William Walker is the big fish
man in Chicago, and Stifel of St.
Louis is a brewer. But just think how
the price of food would rise if they