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iiurt in a race at Pimlico. Tanzy's
mount fell at the first jump and the
horses following piled on the pros
trate rider: k
The development of Charley Taft,
son of ex-President Wm. Taft, into a
surprisingly good tackle was the only
thing that saved a weak spot in the
Yale line when Shelton, the tackle,
was forced out of the game on ac
count of muscular rheumatism.
Taft tried out for center early this
season, but wtien.Shelton became ill
he went back to the tackle position,
where he has been playing up to
Does golf hurt a ballplayer's bat
Tris Speaker, king swatter of the
American league, says "NO" emphat
ically. Tris is a fair golfer. He's not in
a class with Francis Ouimet, but he
can give almost any ballplayer a
tough contest on the links.
"Golf is beneficial to a ballplayer
just as long as he doesn't think more
about his golf than he does about his
baseball," Speaker declares. "There
have been some ballplayers who al
lowed .golf to get - the upper hand.
That is why' Bill Carrigan barred the1
game on his club last year.
"But if a ballplayer will play golf
sanely it won't hurt him any and I
believe it may do him some good."
The baseball season has just
That's not a bum steer. It opened
in Samoa, one of Uncle Sam's Pa
cific possessions, where a four-team
league has been organized by gov
The teams represent the naval sta
tion on the island, the U. S. S. For
tune and two companies of the na-
At the opening game Commander
John M. Poyer, XL'S. N., governor of
the island, pitched the first balh- after
a parade of teams in the league.
The great war, already costly to
athletics in Canada, has struck an
other blow, several athletes being in
the last contingent to leave Halifax
for "somewhere in France."
In the last unit to leave Canada
were Tom Longboat, the famous
Indian marathoner; A. E. Wood, the
15-mile pecord holder; Lou Marsh, a
distance runner; Tom Flannagan,
Longboat's manager, and many other
less known athletes.
The men were in the 180th Cana
dian Sportsmen's battalion, which
was recruited from men who have
played hockey, la crosse, football,
and competed in track athletics.
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DARROW WISHES HOYNE LUCK
Att'y Clarence S. Darrow, regard
ed for more than a decade as the
foremost spokesman for the laboring
class in America, last evening sent
to State's Att'y Maclay Hoyne's cam
paign committee from Butte, Mont,
the following telegram:
"Sincerely hope Mr. Hoyne will be
Mr. Darrow had planned to go
upon the public platform in support
of Mr. Hoyne's candidacy, but speak
ing engagements made for him by
the Democratic national committca
several weeks ago prevented.