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give Connie Mack the battle of his
life for the highest honors of the
Logically the Red Sox should be a
close second choicejn the American
League race. Really they ought not
to be figured seriously at all.
There are two whys, Lannin and
Carrigan. Lannin, the new owner, is
a grand fellow, game, earnest, will
ing but he does not know baseball.
Carrigan is a grand fellow, a grand
ballplayer, but not an efficient man
ager. Mechanically the team is all right.
It has suffered two hard blows.
Wood's appendicitis has crippled the
pitching staff just when it was threat
ening to become the best in the cir
cuit. Of course, they claim Smoky
Joe will be as good as ever, but he
will not. He will be able to pitch, but
an operation like that sets a fellow
back a year, anyhow. Wagner is suf
fering from rheumatism, and is badly
crippled up by it.
The catching staff Cady, Carri
gan, Nunamacher and Thomas is as
strong as any in the country, well for
tified in every way. The outfield is
the class of the league, with Speaker,
Hooper and Lewis in excellent con
dition and Henriksen as sub.
The infield looks a bit wabbly. En
gle is a bad first baseman. Wagner
is a world beater, when in shape, but
a world beater with rheumatism can
not do much. The Red Sox are for--tunate
in having grabbed Scott of St.
Paul. Gardner has developed into a
whale of a third baseman.
Of the new comers Cooney, a
youngster, shows a lot of promise,
Walsh from Worchester is unripe,
and Wilson from Lynn probably will
drop back quickly.
Ray Collins is in the best form he
has been in lis career, steadier and
better and ready right now. He is a
great pitcher. Bedient is good. Leon
ard is very promising, but has a lot
of faults. Foster hardly will do, al
though he has shown a flash this
The new material does not appear
to help the case much. Radloff from
Manistee, Zeisless, Coombe, Kelly
and Tolston are the tryouts.
LEADER OF UNEMPLOYED GETS
YEAR PEN SENTENCE
New York, March 28. Frank Tan
nenbaum, .youthful leader of the un
employed men who entered a church
and demanded shelter, has been
found guilty by a jury in the Court of
General Sessions of participating in
an unlawful assemblage, and given
the maximum sentence by Judge
Wadhams of one year in the peniten
tiary and a fine of $500. or one day
for each dollar not paid.
During the most severe blizzard of
the winter. Tannenbaum entered a
church with his 200 followers, seek
ing shelter. The priest summoned
the police and Tannenbaum, who is
21, was arrested.
Before sentence was pronounced-
upon mm rannenDaum maae a
"A great American, once said that,
the people would forgive all sins such
as murder, arson and larceny, but
ed a new gospel," he said. "I am-one
of those guilty of the last offense.
"I have no respect for the court.
After three weeks in the Tombs pris-:
on I have come -to the conclusion that
many of the poor devils there are just
as good as anybody else, and if any
of you were in their places you would
be just as bad."
Judge Wadhams explained impos-i
ing the maximum penalty by stating
that it was "for the protection of so
ciety." o o
HEAVY RAIN BRINGS FLOOD
Buffalo, N. Y., March 28. Flood.
conditions m vanlous parts of West
ern New York continue serious today,
following two days of heavy rain.
Rowboats are being "used in the
streets of Painted Post, and Corning
ana uieon are anectea,