Pres. Ban Johnson ,of the Amer
ican league says Kauff's application
for reinstatement in organized ball
probably will be denied. It must be
if Ban's talk in the past has been sin
cere. Frequently hejias declared no
jumper will be allowedHo return.
The whole affair is a muddle and
will not be straightened out for some
time. Just when the game was be
ginning to stand on its feet again,
McGraw has kicked away its props,
as he did when he jumped the Amer
ican league to New Yor kovernight
with the cream of Baltimore talent
Iowa 14, Northwestern 4.
Wisconsin' 4, Indiana 2.
St Phillips 16, Cathedral 8.
Jimmy Duffy, Canada's famous
long distance runner, has been killed
while serving with the Canadian con
tingent in France. lie won the Amer
ican marathon at Boston last year.
County Clerk Robert Swe'ttzer will
pitch the first ball for the opening of
the new Normal baseball park, 61st
and Racine av., Sunday. This is also
the beginning of the race of the City
league and the Sweitzer cup contest
MRS. BROCKINGTON IS FREED OF
Mrs. Marion Brockington, 4800 St
Lawrence av., was declared sane by
a jury in the county court yesterday,
where sh was on trial on a petition
signed by Policewoman Alice Clem
ents, growing out of the charge of
alleged blackmail made by Mrs.
Leonore Z. Meder, commissioner of
the Public .Welfare Bureau. Mrs.
Brockington declared she has been
arrested five times in a month on
matters connected with this charge.
The testimony of Mrs. Brocking
ton flatly contradicted the entire tes
timony of Police Officer Loose, and
Judge Hooyer ordered one portion of ,
Loose's testimony against Mrs. I
Brockington stricken' from the
According to Mrs. Brockington, her
work is that of an Investigator for
1 lawyers, individuals and corporations,
and in this capacity she declares she
made an investigation of Mrs. Ger
trude Howe Britton, ex-head of the
Juvenile Protective ass'n, over two
years ago at the order of Wm. H.
Dunn, and an investigation of Mrs.
Leonore Z. Meder at the order of a
woman whose name she refused to
reveal, but who she said wanted it in
reference to an election pending in
the Catholic Women's league. ,
Shortly after these investigations
were made ehe declared she had been
threatened by Policewoman Alice
Clements that if she "did not lay off
of Mrs. Meder and Mrs. Britten she
.would be put where she wouldn't get
out." 'Not long after that she was
arrested pn a charge of defrauding
Lillian Buehlman out of money given
her in a bastardy case. She declared
that the girl herself spent $100 of the
money and that she herself received
about $90, for which she boarded the
girl for almost a year.
Growing out of this arrest at the
instance of the Juvenile Protective
ass'n, Mrs. Brockington was forbid
den the county court by Judge
Owens, who she claims said "influ
ence had been brought to bear on
Though this arrest was made in
1913 and she was held to the grand
jury, Mrs. Brockington declares she
has never been tried despite her own
request that she should be given a
She declared that on the' morning
of March 26 she received-a telephone
message that she was to go to Mrs.
Meder's office. That on arriving
there Mrs. Meder picked up the tele
phone and called up someone in the
city hall and said "that Brockington
woman is here annoying me; come
pick her up."
She denied having made any at
tempt to blackmail Mrs. Meder or
having even spoken to her on, the
subject of the investigations she -had
made and also denied having at
tempted to jump from the fire escape,
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