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morrow's derby at Hawthorne has
been cut down to six. But the six
will give quality instead of quantity.
The likely starters now are George
Smith, Churchill, Dodge, Franklin,
Dick Williams and Faux Col. If San
gallo arrives from the coast in time
he will also start.
The promoters of the race meet
are pleased with the spirit of Foxhall
Keene, famous eastern sportsman.
Keene had Churchill hurriedly
shipped to Chicago at the last min
ute, although the horse has had a
strenuous time lately on the eastern
The class of the horses is no
brighter, however, than the class of
the Jockeys. Keogh, Fairbrother,
Murphy, Byrne, Garner and Andress
have all won high places for them
selves in the racingvworld and all are
eager to prove their ability to Chica
goans. The track is in perfect condition
for the big everft and a big crowd is
expected. Autos can go by boulevard
all the way to the track, the best
route being out Jackson to Ashland,
thence to 12th st, then to Ogden av.,
out Ogden av. to 22d st. and on that
street to 62d av., over the viaduct
directly into the race course.
TWO GIRLS MAKE RESCUES AT
Two Chicago girls are Credited
with bathing beach rescues yester
day. They are Margaret Ingram,
4636 N. Lincoln st, and Mrs. N. B.
Good, 5492 Cornell av.
Miss Ingram, almost without out
side aid, pulled out Homer Hunting
ton, 6808 Osceola av., when he dove
against a rock in a clayhole pool
near the Desplaines camp meeting.
With the help of several bathers
Mrs. Good fished out Sam Rudkin
when he showed signs of fatigue
while swimming off the 63d st
Veteran Johnny Hand will lead
band at Municipal pier Sunday.
PASTORS KICK ON "MENTAL
BOOKING" AT RACES
When it was announced that horse
racing was to be revived in Cock
county after a 12-year lapse it wes
declared that the racing- season
would be purely a social and sports
manship event, that there would be
no bookmaking, no betting rings.
Some generous souled gentlemen
Were said to have put up sufficient
money to guarantee all purses for
the two-weeks' run, including the
$10,000 American derby purse.
Now the rumor spreads that there
is to be "mental bookmaking" at
Hawthorne; that 500 professional
bookmakers are going to be among
those present at the races, ready to
take charge of the money of any
one who thinks he has a hunch on
The Rev. M. P. Boynton, pastor of
Woodlawn Baptist church and pres.
of the Chi. Church Federation coun
cil, and the Rev. W. B. Millard went
to Sheriff John E. Traeger yesterday
to tell him what they knew of tho
plan for "mental bookmaking."
"We received our information
from a high source which we can
not divulge," said Rev. Boynton.
"We are told it is proposed to put
gambling on the Hawthorne races
-"All I can say," rejoined Traeger,
"is that there will be no bookmaking,
but so far as mental bets are con
cerned, I am not the Almighty and I
can't stop men from making that
kind of bets."
KIBOSH SHOULD BE PUT ON ALL
DIRT AND FLIES
Amusement parks got another
bump yesterday when Dr. Albert
Stokes made an inspection of "hot
dog" stands in and about White City."
Dr. Stokes, although lie has not
made formal charges, says that un
sanitary conditions prevail in some
booths where the "dogs" are sold.
Walls are dirty and food is exposed
to dust, dirt and flies.
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