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ganization. Hal is so much better
tnan the majority of first basemen
now employed that he need not
worry about a job.
Another Federal is coming back to
the fold. Otto Knabe, who managed
Baltimore, has been signed by Pitts
burgh and he probably will get the
regular berth at second base. He
reports Thursday. Knabe is a scrap
ping, competent ballplayer and
should give Jimmy Callahan lots of
assistance in making the Pittsburgh
ers a pretty fair ball club.
Johnny Coulon, former bantam
weight champion, is to try another
comeback. He has been signed to
fight Johnny Ritchie in Kenosha
April 25. Terms call for 116 pounds
at 6 o'clock.
Bethlehem and Pullman soccer
teams battled to a 9-to-0 tie, two ex
tra 15-minute periods failing to yield
a marker. This means a replay will
be necessary to decide which club
shall meet the Fall River Rovers in
the final. Bethlehem showed the
better attack, but the Pullman de
fense was impregnable.
Patrolman W. C. Allen, with score
of 165, was high man in the revolver
shoot of pohce department teams.
Allen captained Team No. 2, which
was beaten by No. 1, 752 to 694.
Ad Wolgast is going to aid Ever
Hammer in the tetter's training for
Freddie Welsh in Milwaukee next
Monday night Hammer recently
got a shade decision over Wolgast at
Drummond Sch. 13, Lincoln A.C. 3.
Hermitage 9, Berwyn 8.
Blue Island 4, Hub 1.
Gunthers 9, South Chicago 0.
Eclipse 4, Normals 3.
Leader Jrs. 20, La Salle A. C. 3.
Mercedes 10, Eagles 3.
Rogers Parks 7, West Ends 7.
Athletics 9, Arrows 3.
Alpines 6, Hartland Colts 0.
The board of managers of the Cen
tral Amateur Athetic union will
pieet tonight in the Hotel Sherman I
to award the outdoor championship
contests. There is possibility that
the senior track and field events will
be seen at Grant park this summer.
BOOTBLACKS TIRE OF RANK
LIVING PLAN TO STRIKE
A system of peonage more notori
ous than probably has existed since
the north fought the south and freed
negro slaves was exposed today as
Chicago bootblacks prepared for a
Most of the bootblacks are Greeks.
Their pay is $10 to $20 a month:, and
they are supposed to get free board
and lodging. Such board and lodg
ing! "You wouldn't let an animal of
yours sleep in places so unhealthy as
where these boys sleep," said Miss
Vasilike Vaitses, in charge of the
Greek dep't at Hull House, who, with
Att'y Geo. Kariakopoulos is organiz
ing the boys. Usually the boys eat
in the same room in which they
There is a place on the West Side
where five Greek boys cook, eat,
sleep and make a parlor out of a
nor more than 12 feet square,
with no ventilation or light but a
glass-paneled door and small tran
som. They have to cook their own
meals from cheap food.
The minimum working day is 12
hours long. The 5-cent tip that gen
erous customers slip the boys goes
into the pocket of the boss. The
boys are searched, they claim, to see
that they get away with none of the
Geo. Prasinos, 4607 Kenmore av.,
employer of many bootblacks, is
helping the boys to unionize. "I work
my boys 12 hours a day, but I give
them half a day off on Sunday," he
said. "I pay them $30 a month. I
believe those are the best conditions
in Chicago. I would like to do better,
but with opposition so a fellow sim
There are 2,000 Greek bootblacks