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with a real baseball team. All the P.
L.'s in the world couldn't have done
much with the' material he had in
Mordecai Brown, veteran Cub
pitcher, mainstay of the bpxmen
when the old machine was turning in
pennants, has been given his uncon
ditional release. Weeghman wrote
him a friendly letter and offered the
three-fingered marvel aid in securing
a managerial job with a minor club
ifhe wishes it.
Tampa business men have offered
to release the Cubs from a contract
'to-use Tampa as a spring training
camp for $2,500.
Coach Stiehm of Indiana is anoth
er Conference football director who
is up in arms at the combination of
Chicago, Illinois, Wisconsin and
Minnesota in forming a so-called
trust to control schedule making.
Stiehm says the meeting here last
Saturday was a farce, so far as the
other colleges were concerned. In
diana is not on the Chicago schedule
for the first time in several seasons
and Stiehm makes the direct charge
that Stagg was afraid of the 1917
outcome. He says: "Stagg found out
we had an unusually strong lot of
freshman material here this year and
that is the real reason he declined to
give us a date."
Joe Welling completely outclassed
Prankie Whitney at Kenosha last
night and scored a knockout in the
fifth round. Whitney went down
twice in the second round and was
severely punished every step of the
way. At no stage of the proceedings
did the Cedar Rapids man have a
chance. Welling hit whenever he
wished and used a complete assort
ment of blows. Whitney was literal
ly beaten to the gorund.
, In the preliminaries Reb Russell
knocked out Harry Lang and. Joe
Dory put a kayo on Terry Thomas,
both bouts finishing in the first
, The attendance was small. '
vv. Johnn Dundee beat Johnny. Till
man in six rounds at Philadelphia.
Neither fighter was marked.'
At Detroit in the intercity 18-2 bil
liard tournament Seymour defeated
R. P. McGinnis of Chicago, 300 to
244. The totals now are 1,900 to
1,754, Detroit leading.
Entry blanks have been issued for
the Sleipner Athletic club's annual
New Year's day skating derby at
Humboldt park. The usual list of
events, with the customary prizes,
make up the program. Entries close
Dec. 27, with Julian T. Fitzgerald or
Nestor Johnson, 1237 N. California
av.; Claus S. Nicoll, 1231 First Na
tional Bank bldg.; Wm. Shridde, 358
W. Madison St., or Sleipner Athletic
club, 1620 N. Fairfield av.
STANDARD OIL CO. PRESIDENT
DEAD AFTER OPERATION
Tarrytown, N. Y., Dec. 5. John D.
Archbold, 68, president of Standard
Oil Co. and business partner of John
D. Rockefeller, died early today at
his home here. Death resulted from
complications following operation for
appendicitis, Nov. 21.
Lynn, Mass. Pres. A. M. Creigh
ton of Lynn Shoe Mfg. ass'n says
medium grade shoes will in few
months cost from ?8 to $12.