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westward the Giants trailed uncer
tainly along eight games in the wake
of the seventh place club. Return
ing, conquering heroes, they were
tied for third and going faster each
day. A bit of de luxe pitching with
Robertson's mace supplying the in
spiration, the come-back of Chris
Mathewson and brilliant all-round
work by the team in general and Bill
Rariden and Bill McKechnie in par
ticular, wrought the wonderful trans
formation. Since breaking into - the lineup
April 29, Robertson has been denied
a hit in only two games. Hippo
Vaughn of the Cubs throttled him
May 15 in Chicago and Schulz of the
Reds tamed him May 24.
"I have contended from the first
day I saw Dave when he came to me
direct from college in the fall of J.912
that he is as good a ballplayer as he
cares to be," said McGraw. "I don't
think his present batting record is a
.flash, because he is the fastest man
in the league going to first. He's a
big, powerful fellow who takes the
most vicious swipe at a ball I have
"Robertson didn't take the spring
trip. He met with an accident while
hunting and had to undergo an op
eration on his hip. Dave came to me
as a pitcher. He went back to school,
however, and hurt his shoulder play
ing football. I sent him to the South
ern league to develop as an outfield
er. His arm came around again and
now is as good as it ever was."
Since leaving the' Polo grounds five
of the Giant regulars hit-above .300.
The Illinois Sportsmen club gave
an athletic stag May 20 for the or
phans of the Marks Nathan home.
Music was furnished by the orphan
band, consisting of 35 pieces, as well
as piano solos by Miss Julia Fisher,
who recently arrived from New York.
The main feature of the evening
were the following wrestling exhibi
tions: Leo Kalish vs. M. Meyers, H.
Meyers vs. J. Schlosberg, H. Hedwig
vs. Al Huber, Hoover McLin vs. Chas.
Cutler, Chas. Cutler vs. H. Finder.
The main wrestling bout was be
tween Chas. Cutler .and H. Finder, a
physical instructor of the I1L Sports
NONUNION CLOTHING WORKERS
SEE BENEFIT IN UNITY
A mass meeting for nonunion ,
clothing workers will be held soon r -under
auspices of Bushelmen, Press
ers and Markers' Local No. 127 of
the Journeymen Tailors' union. Date
and place will be decided upon later
by J. F. Riley, organizer.
"Bushelmen, pressers, markers
and tailoresses are the poorest paid
workers in the clothing industry,"
said Riley today "Treatment from -straw-bosses,
managers and fore
men and conditions in some shops
are so bad that when we speak of
them the listener thinks we are ex
aggerating a tale of horror to get
sympathy. But these conditions do
exist and the workers do not waht
sympathy as a remedy.
"Nothing will remedy conditions
but unity of action. In strengthen
ing our present union we will not an
tagonize the Amalgamated Garment
Workers. We will confine our efforts
to get members to the shops where
there are no union workers."
IRON WORKERS CANT SEE THE
PREP. PARADE B. T. C. CAN
Iron workers, with one dissenting'
vote, passed a resolution condemn
ing preparedness parade and endors
ing the stand of the C. F. of L. in de
clining to support the plans of the
prep, parade committee. - Sec'y
Nockles was complimented on his
lettet to the committee.
Electrical Workers' No. 134. also
voted condemnation of the parade
idea, as have several other unions.
Building Trades couiicil, 80,000
members, has voted to make next
Saturday an organization holiday
that members may have- an oppor
tunity to march in the parade. Simon
O'Donnell is pres. of the B. T. C