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Nine affidavits were filed yesterday
by Federal leaguers accusing organ
ized baseball of various acts of un
fairness to athletes. The organized
people will file an answer to the Fed
bill, denying they have-done anything
but what was right and pure.
Pitcher Roy Marshall of the Phila
delphia Nationals has signed a con
tract with the Sloufed's, and Pitcher
Miles Main, who jumped to the thira
league from Detroit, has also been
warded to Fielder Jones' aggrega
tion. President Gilmore, in St. Louis
yesterday, announced two third base
men had been signed, one from the
National league an done from the In
ternational. Jones will be given first
leaguer, it is reported, is Deal of the
Boston Braves, who was a momen
tary sensation in the last world's se
ries. Strenuous efforts are being made
to bolster up the Sloufeds to combat
with the Cards and Browns for pat
ronage in the Mound City. Last year
the Terriers hugged the bottom of
the ladder after a good start, and
failed to draw the crowds, especially
as the Cards were making a fight for
the pennant in their league during
the greater part of the season.
Joe Shugrue and Joe Rivers have
been matched for a ten-round fight
in Milwaukee the night of Jan. 29.
University of Chicago and Ohio
State basketball teams will clash to
night at Bartlett gymnasium. Stege
man of the Maroons is out of the
fray and Des Jardien may be unable
to last the full time.
Fred Hill, Boston's veteran six-day
bicycle rider, has signed a contract
to compete here in the grind which
starts Jan. 28.
Armour, 20; Beloit, 15.
Evanston, 61; Morton, 2.
New Trier, 40; Thornton, 19.
"Of course, I didn't get married to
increase my fielding average," said
Harry Wolter, the fast outfielder for
the Angels here, "but that is what it
has resulted in; I am playing con
sistently better ball than I was ever
able to as a single man."
Wolter, who was with the New
York Americans and the Boston
Americans before coming to the coast
to join "Pop" Dillon's fielding staff,
is the "honeymoon member" of the
Los Angeles club, where the Bene
dicks outnumber the unmarried
members, 18 to 3.
Agreeing with Pres. Henry Berry
of the southern aggregation, Wolter
regards marriage as of decided pro
fessional advantage for the athlete.
"There isn't a question in my
mind," said. Wolter, -that the happily
married professional athlete develops
the highest degree of efficiency be
cause of the steadying influence of
"And aside from the personal ad
vantage, a baseball club profits as
well by having the majority of its
members home men, because I have
observed that the harmony and
spirit of work-together is in almost
the exact proposition to the number
of team-mates who are married.
There is less squabbling, more deco
rum the unity which wins games."
Since his wedding some months
ago, Wolter is conceded to be play
ing as fast a game as any outfielder
in the Pacific Coast league.
"Before I renounced my 'single
cussedness' I was as wild as the aver
age unattached fellow, I suppose," he
asserted. "One day I would play an
exceptionally good game, maybe, and
the nest a particularly rotten one.
Now I find my playing is much more a
uniform as well as decidedly better.
"I seriously considered marriage
in its probable relation to baseball be
fore I took the plunge. My observa
tion had been that other players were
certainly not impaired by the step,
and in the great mapority of cases
showed improvement after the
"The explanation is of course very
simple; a man's habits become more
regular; he quits Ms dissipations;