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far has shown more ability at short
than Terry did, and right field will be
more capably looked after. Greater
power has been added to the attack,
wliich partially cancels the "slump in
the pitching box.
Rowland is uncertain about his
pitchers. They have the making of
a pennant in their hands. Good men,
fellows with excellent past reputa
tions, are in the list, but the stalwart
of the crew, Reb Russell, has been
backward all year. Russell was the
mainstay in 1916. Faber is right, as
is Williams, and Jim Scott and Eddie
Cicotte will have regular berths, it
least in the early part of the fight.
Boston goes -to bat with the 1916
"line-up, a wonderfully brainy team
that plays head-up baseball all the
way. It is not a vicious swatting
combination, but has the greatest de
fense in all departments in the game.
The Yanks have the same team that
went out in front last yeat and
stayed there until injuries scuttled
the ship. Donovan is better fortified
with reserves this season. Fielder
Jones starts with a combination of
cripples. It took him months to
start the club last year, but undoubt
edly it has absorbed some of his sys
tem. Cleveland has Speaker. It has
added Joe Wood. The Indians will be
in the fight. Washington and Phila
delphia need not be seriously con
sidered. Neither is strong, Griff hav
ing his 1916 line-up, and Mack hav
ing failed in his efforts to make a silk
purse out of a sow's ear.
Jack Ness' Ball Bearings played a
3-to-3 tie with Northwestern univer
sity. Shortstop Peterson of the
semi-pros was spiked and seriously
hurt by Catcher Kohler of the col
Davey Jones, Illinois A. C, won the
junior 100-yard swim in the National
A. A. U. championships at Cincinnati,
lowering the record. His time w
58 3-5 seconds, 2 4-5 seconds bet
than the old mark. In the senior 15
yard back sjxoke Norman Ross of
San Francisco was .first, Charles Pav-1
licek of the Illinois A. C. finishing
Johnny Dundee punished Jimmy
Powers so badly In a New York fight
that the referee halted the massacre
in the ninth round. Powers had
been floored twice for the nine count
and was unable to defend himself.
Johnny Coulon has. his chance.
The ex-bantam champ has been
matched for a ten-round fight with
Kid Herman, present title holder, to
be staged in New Orleans, May 14.
Joe Stecher and his manager are
not showing teamwork. Joe says he
could have gone on with the bout in"
which Earl Caddock took the wres
tling championship. Joe Hetmanek,
Stecher's manager, says the Nebras
kan's neck was injured and he was
too weak to return to the mat
Mickey Anderson forced Bud Gor
man to quit in a private bout before
a suburban club.
Steve Yerkes, second baseman, has
been sold to Indianapolis of the
American ass'n by the Cubs.
Unless conditions shoujd change
materially the Western Golf ass'n
will hold its amateur and open
championships as scheduled. Pres.
Chas. F. Thompson, who returned
two days ago from Quitman, Miss.,
said last night he could see no ade
quate reason for postponing the
SETTLE FIGHT IN MAYOR'S
OFFICIAL FAMILY TOMORROW
The little scrap between Mrs.
Louise Osborne Rowe' and the health
commissioner, John D. Robertson, is
staged for a settlement tomorrow or
the day after, when Mayor Thomp
son returns to the city.
Mrs. Rowe, whose salary as head
of the dep't of public welfare was cut
off by the finance committee, decided
to fire the employes of the bureau of
mployment and gardens. Dr. Rob-
tson said this was wrong and told
ae men to go back to work.
A temporary peace was patched up