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CUBS MUST PAY HOFMAN
The high-handed methods of or
ganized baseball moguls were rudely
i j, joiiea yesterday wnen a jury m juage
Dolan's Municipal Court awarded
Artie Hoiman, former Cub star, ms
salary claim against the Chicago
Cubs for $2,900.47.
Hofman based his plea on "peon
age." The salary claim harks back
to the time when Artie was. sold to
the Pittsburgh Pirates.
"I had a contract with the Chjcago
club of the National League for the
season of April 1 to Oct. 15, 1912,
calling for $5,000," Hoiman testified.
"In June I was struck on the head by
a ball and injured. The injury inter
fered with my playing and a week
later June 30 I received a letter
from Mr. Murphy, president of the
club, informing me that I had been
disposed of to Pittsburgh.
"After only a few weeks with Pitts1'
burgh I was let out and all I obtained
from Pittsburgh was $694.47. When
I demanded payment of the remain
der of the amount called for in my
contract with the Chicago club Mr.
Murphy told me I would have to look
m to Pittsburgh for my salary.
"I had received payments from the
Chicago club early in the year of
1912, which, with the payment by
Pittsburgh, left a balance of
GAMES FOR TODAY
Washington at Chicago.
Philadelphia at Cleveland,
New York at St. Louis.
Boston at Detroit
Chicago at New York.
Cincinnati at Philadelphia.
Pittsburgh at Boston.
St. Louis at Brooklyn.
Brooklyn at Chicago.
Buffalo at Kansas City.
Pittsburgh at St. Louis.
Baltimore at Indianapolis,
WHY NOT COMFORT?
By Jim Manee.
We folks who seek the shade of trees,
And do about as we dern please,
And have a chance to get some
Have got no kick that's true.
When we can take our hat and coat.
And cast 'em off and bare our throat,
There's reason much .for us to gloat,
Cause we don't have to do
The things our friend the mailman
He wears his coat and just because
"Them's orders," though he sweats,
Now how would that strike you?
P. S. Take 'em off, Mr. Mailman,
we know you.
Woman posing as Mrs. Gertrude
Atherton, novelist, mystifying South
Side society. Registered from Texas.
John Peterson, 4, 1600 W. 55th st.,
offered coin to organ grinder's mon
key. Bitten on hand.
Wm. French's $32,000 estate left to
Policewomen dressed in bathing
suits watching mashers.
School census may be completed
Detectives watching pickpockets
during- women's convention.
Thos. Atkinson, Pine Village, miss
ing. Had $3,000.
Thos. R. Payne, cashier Haynes
Mtoro Co., brought from New York.
Charged with embezzling $8,000.
Chas. Werolowski, 70, 3339 Mos
pratt, complained 32-year-old wife
won't support him. Ordered to sell
property and support self
burned. Loss, $25,000. .
Fair Wednesday and probably
Thursday; no important change in
temperature; light to moderate west