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Charley Chech, who was with Cin
cinnati and Cleveland in the majors,
and St. Paul and Coast league clubs
in the minors, has quit baseball to en
ter insurance business. He secured
his release from the Vernon, Cal.,
Chech was in the game moe than
ten years, invested his money well
and is said to be worth about $75,
000. Two billiardists who have broken
into the limelight as challengers for
world titles are Frenchmen Pirmin
Cassignol, a star at 18.1 and 18.2
balk line, and Pierre Maupone, three
Cassignol has had the nerve to
challenge Willie Hoppe. He came to
the United States with a fine record
made on the other side and has play
ed some fine billiards in matches
around New York.
Cassignol, however, does not rank
in the Hoppe class, judging from his
work in this country. He does not
rate as high as Yamada, the Jap. He
has run over 200 several different
times in matches in the east, but he
has not averaged 49 for 50,000
Hoppe and Yamada are touring the
country in a series of exhibitions that
will carry them until April. After ex
hibitions in California they will go
to Honolulu, so it will be a long time
before Cassignol or any other play
er gets a chance at Hoppe and his
Maupome, representing St. Louis,
is one of the leaders of the Three
Cushion league. He has a fair chance
to finish at the top of the heap. If
he does he will be entitled to a match
with Alfred De Oro, who recently re
gained the title by defeating Kleck
hefer of Chicago.
Maupome, a Frenchman, was born
in Mexico. He was formerly a balk
line star. Charley Peterson of St.
Louis turned him into a three-cush
Release of Tommy Leach by the '
Cincinnati Reds leaves Hans Wagner I
the only player still in the majors of
the great aggregation transferred
from Louisville to Pittsburgh in 1900.
Fred Clarke, manager, quit at the
close of last season.
Pittsburgh, in the old days, had a
great infield with Bransfield at first,
Ritchey at second, Leach at third
and Wagner at short. They played
together until 1904.
St. Ma.rk'8 22, Garfield Park 5.
North Division 19, Senn 8.
Senn 10, Lake View 8.
Austin 14, Crane 7.
Phillips 20, Lane 10.
Banner A. C. 20, Omego A. A. 5.
St Andrew's 38, Edison Cen. 24.
WAR ON TEACHERS' FEDERA
TION TO BE CONTINUED
The fight which the board of edu
cation, led by Pres. Jacob Loeb, made
on the teachers who are members of
the Chicago Teachers' Federation is
The attorney for the school board
yesterday filed a brief in appellate
court asking that the injunction
against the school board be dissolved. '
He urges that a union of teachers
may combine with another labor
union and cripple the workings of
The school board passed the no
torious ioeb rule, which attempted
to put out of her job any teacher who
retained her membership in the
teachers' union. A detrimental in
fluence was supposed to be wielded
by the Teachers' Federation.
When no such influence was
shown, the circuit court ordered the
board to leave the teachers alone.
MUNICIPAL BEACHES FREE
Municipal bathing beaches will be
free to all, according to Aid. Eugene
Block, chairman of small park com'n.
A 10-cent charge for soap, towel and
suit at the Clarendon av. beach has