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allydemandecl lots of 'clubs and many
trainers. The game flourished.
Baseball would suffer the same
slump if subjected to the same con
The bigger the recruiting field, the
higher the efficiency m vany sport.
mat snouid oe apparent to verycne,
Young Jimmy Johnston, the best
looking of the outfield recruits, is
showing just enough to keep him on
That should not be taken as a rap,
as the lad is a notoriously slow start'
er, and deos not hit his stride until
along in May.
In his previous trials with big
league .teams Johnston has looked
like a soft bloomer. But as soon as
he was sent back to. the minors, after
the weather warmed up, he has done
stunts that recalled him to attention.
He was sen 'back, by the Sox last
year because lie couldn't hit in the
spring.. After the season smarted Cal
lahan found he had a whole mess of
gents who couldn't hit in spring, sum
mer or fall, and probably would have
given a whole lot for Johnston's services.
WHAT THE COUNCIL DID
Took steps to defeat the anti
smoke on street cars ordinance by
referring the measure to the health
committee with an amendment.
Adopted a resolution providing for
the appointment by the .mayor of a
permanent charter commission of
Received a report from the law de
partment replying to charges made
by the Chicago Bureau of Public Effi
ciency that certain investigators in
the city attorney's office "loafed."
Received report showing the work
of the law department for the year
1913 and one in the name of the com
mittee on city expenditures showing
progress of its work.
Ordered that the city be represent
ed at Washington interstate com
merce, commission hearings on leases
regarding wbarfing rights.
Indianapolis. Mrs.' Anna Criffith-Rocchi-Conroy-Lawson,
bands alive and well, admitted she
had been divorced from none.
St. Paul, Minn. I. W. Hill, pres.
Great Northern Railroad, and W. P.
Davidson purchased Transportation
Building on Dearborn street, Chicago.
Rome. Mounted police rode down
crowds of striking workmen, forcing
them from the street. Many arrested.
Columbus, O. Mrs. Clarence Kal
sow, Detroit, suicided. Ill health.
Cincinnati. 3 yeggmen entered 3
stores through skylights. Blew two
safes and looted one place. Escaped
with $2,500 in money and valuables.
St. Louis. 35 mules burned to
death in fire which destroyed stable
of Union Sand and Material Co. $15,
New York. After Benjamin Bal
landi killed a man and routed several
policeman, John Collins, an ice driver,
dropped slayer with piece of ice.
Berlin. Sigmaringen, in Bavaria,
made public protest against alleged
"abduction" of German girls by
American nuns, following departure
of 2 girls for Milwaukee convent.
Terre Haute, Ind. Building- of E.
H. Bindley & Co. drug house destroy
ed by fire. Loss $250,000.
Vice President Charles E. Mahoney
of the Western Federation of Miners
was operated on for appendicitis at
Englewpod Hospital last night. Re
ported resting well today.
Mrs. Anna Nelspn, 34 4344 Green
wood av., shot self. Will recover.
Mrs. Emma J. Lasco, 10o, aied at
Scottish Old Folks' Home.
Coroner's jury returned open ver
dict in C. M. Fairman death mysteryl
Witnesses hinted murder at inquest.
Longer school day urged by writer
in School Review. Claims it would
save $30.0QO,000 annually and pre