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R. !. McGinnis defeated Arthur
Seymour, "Detroit, 300 to 2S6, in the
18-2 intercity billiard match with De
trbit Chicago now leads with a to
tal for three nights or l.uuu to vvo,
with two more games to play here.
IIcGinnis required 40 innings to run
Charles McCourt, Cleveland, de
feated Joe Capron at Bensmgers, 50
to 43, in a game of the Interstate
Three-Cushion Billiard league.
Leon Kimm, White City, won the
mile professional roller race on his
own rink. Cioni, Dreamland. was
second by a few feet and Launey
came home third. Time, 3:02.
Chicago's push ball season will
start tonight with a game between
the Richmonds and Eagles at Madi
son Gardens. Thegame will be
played on roller skates. A ball six
feet in diameter, weighing 35 lbs., is
used. Eight teams are in the league,
which has scheduled games, for every
alternate Thursday. ..Gold prizes are
offered to each member of the win
ning team. First National Barik and
several colleges have teams which
will compete later fn the 'season. The,
game when played on roller skates is
one of the' fastest in athletic sports
and affords novel entertainments
War babies aren't the only me
diums for getting rich quick fn these
days of high finance. Baseball play
"ers, if bought right and selected care
fully, give even better returns, as
shown by the case of Roger Hornsby,
sensational third baseman of the St
Hornsby cost the Cards ?50O when
he was purchased from Ft Worth. A
year late'r he was. valued at $10,000.
When he joined the St Louis club
he looked anything but promising
and the club magnates had about de
cided their money was wasted. .
- He was thin and looked weak. He
had a bad position at the hat, looked
Hke a schoolboy in the field and bat
( During the winter he trained care
fully, changed his batting' style and"
dieted, and when he showed up last
spring he was, 30 pounds heavier,
fielded cleanly and hit like a demon.
"LITTLE ITALY" STAGES TWO
"Little Italy" Js expecting one" or
two more murders in the near future.
The killing of Tony Gariti, 1100
Townsend, and Frank Di Leonardo,
423 W- Oak, at Milton av. and Hob
ble st last evening must be averged.
So the silent citizens, of "death cor
ner" are waiting expectantly for the
sputtering of the sawed-off shotgun
that will wipe out the 'score. De
Leonardi and Gariti, bosom friends,
were shot down as they were passing
an alley. The assailant or assailants
escaped by way of the alley. Mrs. Ga
riti was found by the poice weeping
over her husband's body. Gariti and
.De Leonardi were reated to Marco
Imbrugia, who was shot seventeen
times in the back ast Monday. He
still lives. The police admit they
have no clues to the latest killings. 1
THE BEnTjETtS'EBREE CASE
Testimony In yesterday's session of
the action brought by Mrs. Josephine
Bennett to get one-third of the es
tate of the late Jas: K. Sebree dis
closed that she had been an inmate
of Kankakee from December, 1913,
to September, 1914. Mrs. Bennett
says she is entitled to her dower right
as Sebree's common-law wife. Chas.
Timothy Gaussian, a nurse, testify
ing for Sebree's legal heirs, said
Mrs. Bennett was alcoholic. Dr.
Francis Sullivan, Kankakee; said he
believed her mental condition was
caused by excessive use of liquor.
New Orleans John M. Parker, '
Progressive nominee for vice .pres.
who campaigned for Pres. Wilson,
got letter of thanks from Wilson.
New York. Consolidated Gas. Co.
promises to" annually share $1,000,
000 of profits among 17,000 em
ployes in addition to salaries.