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Pfeffer held Cards to two hits and
Daubert's homer and triple off Mead
ows gave Brooklyn three runs.
Good pitching by Cullop and
Shawkey broke winning streak of
Tigers. Gedeon hit double and sin
gle for New York. - ..
Elmer Myers, Connie Mack's" star
youngster, was again soft for Cleve
land, 11 runs being scored in four in
nings he was on mound. Chapman
played last three innings at short for
Cleveland after an absence since
April 27. Speaker hit two doubles
Ruth knocked his second homer in
two days, also double, his bat help
ing Red Sox win more than his pitch
ing. Davenport was knocked out.
Harry Sherman, Minneapolis fight
promoter, has offered $40,000 to Jess
Willard for a meeting between the
champion and Fred Fulton in the
Minnesota city Labor day. Tom
Jones, manager of the champion, has
not yet accepted the terms, holding
out for $50,000 as his end of the
purse. Sherman has made a counter
proposition for a percentage split
and Jones may gamble on the gate.
That such a big purse can be of
fered for such a fight shows how
t easy the fight public is generally
considered. People commonly be
lieved to have the full complement of
brains will malce a long trip, give up
real money for a seat and think they
are going to be highly entertained.
Fulton is a good man. He is game,
rough and willing, but he is not a
match for Willard at the present
time. He is bigger than Frank Mo
ran, but lacks the experience of the
Sherman is also trying to effect a
meeting between Charlie White and
Ritchie Mitchell, the bout to take
place in Minneapolis June 26. He has
made satisfactory arrangements
with Nate Lewis, White's manager,
but has yet to dicker with Mitchell.
George Baumgardner, eccentric
pitcher of the St. Louis Browns, pre
fers a contract of .$75 a month with
the St Louis Browns to one at $200
per month with Memphis Southern
leaguers. The West Virginian pre
fers the $75 because as he says, "no
body would see me if I went to Mem
phis." To collect the $75 "Bau
mie" must keep in condition.
When Eddie Plank visits club
headquarters to collect a paltry $600
on the 1st and 15th of each month
it behooves him to work fast because
"Baumie" is liable to push him aside
and demand his $37.50.
In Palestine, Tex., where Browns
trained last spring Baumgardner was
walking with a rookie hurler entitled
Phillips, fresh from Denver. Phillips
continually called George by his
"When we're passing anybody,
don't call me George. Just say Baum
gardner. We might just as well let
these hicks know who we are," cor
rected the mountaineer.
It has begun to look as if the rain
is after a new 17-game record.
Fame is something you can get
away with. A hero is usually a gent
with an able press agent
TO CONSIDER HAVING COUNCIL
MAN BEFORE SCHOOL BOARD '
The aldermanic schools committee
will meet tomorrow to consider an
order of Aid. Kennedy relative to
council representation before the
school board. Aid. Kennedy said the
council should have representatives
at the meetings of the board because
of certain recent actions taken there.
Philip Hall, age 4, of San Francis
co, can read, write, spell, J:ell the cap
ital of every state in the union, name
each of 58 counties of California and
their county seats, play a piano, dis
cuss Abraham Lincoln and "Mer
chant of Venice" and ride a ponyl
Texas, in 1850 twelfth in rank, is
now seventh state in point of wealth.
Jt is first in size and fifth in popula
tion, and its railroads are of higher
value than those of any other state