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10WM THE RAGE
?essTannohni liikcs the Mnke|
Up of Lajoie'B forest City
Outfit - St Lon\? Browns
! for Second.
"When 1 was in Cincinnati Frank
Bancroft told mo I had no Idea how
near I came lo bo a member of thai
team,'' aaltl .leas Tannohlll al Little
Heek the other tiny. "Lei me tell
you," he continued, "others may have
planned It, but nl no lime was there
ever any chance for that lobe brought
about. 1 was not consulted about the
matter a, all, anil II will perhaps save
some people a winde lot of trouble
to know that when 1 gel through with I
the Boston club 1 want my uncondl
i/tlonnl release. Thank heaven. 1 am!
not dopenden! upon baseball for u liv?
ing and can turn my hand to some?
thing else. What I? more, even if I
had boon consulted 1 would not have
Stood for nny trade. 1 am wholly In
the dark as to the reason that Induc?
ed any such trade, and It really mat?
ters Hille why H was attempted.
"What Is my opinion of the race |
"Well, Cleveland looks to me lo|
stand the best show of any of the
clubs. First, the club appears lo me j
to bo stronger In pitchers than nt nny
time since it was u member of the
American League. Amin, the club
lias u very fine trio of catchers. I
know of no club that sizes up helle
In first-class backstops, good throwers
hod men Hint are aide lo hit the ball
thtui Cleveland with Bein 18, Clarke I
and Wakefleld. The last made a very
good showing with Washington last;
Benson and ought to show to better
advantage still In a faster club. Then
I think thai Olovolniid will show up I
well In the outfield. The club will be
hotter fortified In that, department of|
the game than II has been In past
seasons. Tho (did) Is also very strong
in the infield, and looking over the
whole outfit I know of no better bal
hnced aggregation than that of Cleve-1
"1 know of no club that has been
. handicapped more Incessantly by ac?
cident year after year than tho Clove
land club. Yes, I know what you will
say?accidents are part of the game
Yes, so they are; but there is also I
an (dement of luck in the game, and
to my way of thinking Cleveland has |
had more than Us share In that Hun.
Some people have attributed tho low
Ktnnd of the clnl> to Inefficient man?
agement, hut. I think H Is unfair to I
Lnjolo to charge him for the failure
of the club to land the pennant. 1
think he Is a very efficient, hard j
working and ^painstaking manager. |
and I am sure thai his greatest am?
bition In life Is to land the world's I
championship for Cleveland, and I
feel very positive he will do so some |
"What club do l think will give him
4ho most trouble?
Strength of the Browns.
"To toll you the truth. I think the
St. Louis Browns will be very llkoly
to do so. That club has also been I
Strengthening and has sonio of the |
best, material to be found In nny club.
Last season It was one of the strong
'- est in the country In the pitching de?
partment. It is strong behind the bat
and has probably the best outfield in !
& the country. Stone certainly Is a
wonder?there isn't the least doubt In
the world about that, lie has a very
I fast companion In Homphlll, who has
very few superiors, and I think they
have added ono of the best outfielders
In tho country In Pickering, with Co?
lumbus last season and formerly with |
,. the Athletics. Pickering Is a bnts
mnn and always was, and they tell I
me that he has rid himself of the|
faults he had when lie was with Con?
nie Mack. Such a good Judge as Joo
' Cantillon. the new manager of tho
Washington club, told mo thero was
no better outfielder in the American
association. McAlcer has boon trying
hard to secure n man who would make
well with Stone and Ileniphlll. and
I think he has struck the combina?
Two Valuable Players.
"If Mac had succeeded In making I
' the deal for/Jimmy' Collins he tried
Ito put through he would have come ]
very near having a club of champion
Ship caliber, I think that Collins will
play as good ball as ever. They can
talk about their third basemen, but
there has been In baseball but one
Collins, and really while there have
been many first-class third basemen,
Ithere has been nobody In Collins'
class when you combine ability to
face the holtest of balls In the gam
est manner, the knack of handling the
most dificnlt of hunted balls and
judgment in handling fly bnlls, com?
bined with phenomennl throwing abil?
ity and tho marvelous handling of
I^thrown halls and putting the bnll on
j a runner. Such a man could not be
replaced, anil it would tnko a very
Jong time to find nny one who cnn|
come near to replacing him He cer?
tainly is a power In a club, and yen
well know where the Boston club wan
with him out of the gnmo last seaton.
"Right here you can say for mo
|p.bat I consider that the Browns l ave
the best shortstop In the American
League in 'Bobby' Wallace. Wallace
has been handienpped in never hav?
ing a man play alongside of him who
could help him out, an 1 If no had
had such n man as Co!ll"s k wou'd
have helped his own game Immense?
ly r,nd enabled him to shino a deal
! more, and there isn't a sVadow of u |
doubl about II. Ho is a wonder, and
Iii? goes about, bin work in the easiest |
fashion Imaginable, n?Tkiiig the most
i difficult plays seem easy. Perhaps
I he can't got the bulls over to llrst
base In rapid fashion! He certainly is
I ho finished product and one of the
liest players the game ever produced,
in the game all the time. alwn.vB to
bo relied upon and never falling down
In his work. Ho Is a power in tin!
club at nil times."
"Do you i hiiik that your former as?
sociate, Muck' Chesbro, will quit the|
Passing of the Spit Ball.
"I would noi In? in tho least sur?
prised. I heard that he Intended to
ipiil last season. Muck' has a nice
farm ami a comforlablo nest egg to
fall buck upon and is, therefore, in
a position to get out of tho game, and
1 guess ho jprefors to quit rather than
wall to lie asked to do so.
"The spit ball brought about the j
trouble with bis arm. It was great
wlllle It lasted, hut. It was death In
the end, und I am afraid it will bo
Unit way with a lot of pitchers who |
persist In Hu use. None of it for
nie. i would prefCr to go down and J
oui labeled n, g. than to he obliged
to have recourse to that kind of deliv?
ery to keep me In the game, for the
reason that I believe It is a very
harmful kind of delivery and you will I
find that very few have retained It. |
There are sonio who owe their pres?
ence Iii major leugne Hull to their
success With this method of delivery,
bul they are very few, und I advise
nil young pitchers against It.
"1 was very much surprised that |
some major league cl?b did not se?
cure Hurry Armbuster, the outfielder
with tho Athletics of Philadelphia last I
season, for 1 considered him about as
good young blood as I saw during
the campaign. To my mind he is a
groat deal better than a lot who have
been retained. He Is a mighty good [
batsman und a quick fielder and
fast man on the. bases. Somehow |
Mack Is very successful in letting his
men go. Here Is a player 1 predict
will bo buck again In fust, company
next season. To my mind the Boston
club would have made a tuustriko had
It secured that player, and I think ho
would have made a mighty good man
for them', I do not. wonder in the
least that Armour of Toledo is tickled I
immensely over his success in landing
this player from the American!
League, and you can wager this boy
will make good for his manager and |
bo one of the best curds on tho cir?
cuit or 1 miss my guess."
?J. C. MORSE).
HIS FACE HAD HEALED.
Why McPhee Wasn't Recognized by]
Big Sam Crawrord of the Detroit
club was formerly n barber and
worked at htB trado until ho was
signed by Cincinnati. Ho has a breezy
western way about him, and Is ono
of the most confiding ball players In
the profession. When tho Cincinnati
management sent tho famous old sec?
ond baseman, "Bid" McPhee, out to
Sam's home in Nebraska to get his
signature to a contract "Bid" found
Sam hard at work stropping a razor
when he entered the shop. Without
disclosing his Identity McPhee climb?
ed up In a chair and called for a
shave. After Sam had carefully smear?
ed on the lather and was preparing
to wield tho razor, McPhee, who Is
a bit nervous with new barbers. In?
quired as to whether Sam was in the'
habit of cutting any of the shop's
"Oh, sometimes wo cut 'em," re?
plied Stun, "although Its dinged ex?
pensive, as the boss makes us pny
lfi cents for every ono we draw the
blood from, and 25 cents If It's a
deep cut. But"?and here Sain gave
Ills trousers a sailor's hitch as ho
got ready to go to work on "Bid"?
"1 don't care a durn today as I Just
won a $2 bet."
A few weeks afterward, when Snm
arrived at Cincinnati, McPhee went
j out on the field to shake hands with
I him, and Sam, looking at "Bid" in a
half-puzzled manner, said: "I don't
soem to recognizo your face, mialer."
"1 didn't Buppose you would," shot
back McPhee, "because It's all healed
Clone Call for Charley Hemphill.
"Talking about hotels." remarked
Charley Hemprlll, '"did you over hear
why the Cleveland club quit the
hotel in New Orleans in the "prlng
of 1002? 1 was a Cleveland player
I then, you know, and we were stop
j ping at tho D-. Well, tho food wasl
nothing to brag of, but we might have]
stuck it out. had It not been for some?
thing that happened to me ono inorn-|
lug. 1 was up bright and early one
morning and bought a paper at the I
hotel new-stand, paying my nickel all I
right. When I finished reading It ij
passed the paper back sc the hoy
could sell it over again. As 1 started
away from tho stand the proprietor
of tho hotel grabbed me by the shoul?
der and yelled: 'Don't you know
that that does not go here?"
" 'What's that?' T asked.
'"Oh, I caught you all right, read?
ing a paper and laying It back,' was
"I paid for that paper,' I told him.
" 'No you didn't,' he shouted.
" 'So I came back at him by telling
him that he was a liar, and I did not
have the words out of my mouth be?
fore he grabbed a gun out of his
pocket and, putting It up to my ear,
told me he was going to kill me. Well,
that gun looked as big as a cannon
to me and l never said a word, but
thought of all thehase hits I was go?
ing to miss getting that season.
"He backed me up against tho wall,
but he never took that gun away un?
til I said that I had not paid for the
paper and that I would get out or
the hotel that day. Thon be told Ar?
mour to get me away or ho would
kill me on sight. 1 was hitting pretty
well In practice, and an Zara Harvey
Inid a liud stomach and Jack McCar
liiy a bad leg. mil tliought he might
need me, ko the whole teum moved,
lint never in my life did I get such
U scare us I did (hat time. It's a won?
der my hair did not turn white."
$ BASEBALL NOTE8. %
"Wirt" Conroy will not Join the
IlighlundcrH for a week, an his wife
"Silk" O'Loughlln Is taking five
mile runs to improve his voice. He
says anything that helps his lungs
helps his voice, und his voice is his
slock in trade. "Silk" needs no el?
bow grease to help out his voice.
New Orleans has a squad of twenty
four players awaiting the invasion or
the Orescent city by the i.lg league
Some insurance concernr. have re?
fused to Insure baseball players in
view of the frequency of aerk.us rail
road accidents of late. One company
has just issued an ultimatum to this
effect to the ClnciunntlS.
Otis Weyhing, the lanky pitcher for
merly of the Athletics and Wusatiig |
tons, has at last retired. He has open?
ed u saloon til the corner of vVnimit t
and Wenzel streets, In Louisville, Ky , i
He calls Iiis wet goods store the
"Home plate Exchange."
Big Tim Jordan, the Snperuus' first
bagman, who ig refusing lo sign un
less he gels a $:!,uuu salary, says It's
a inistakek to try lo clout the ball off
the lot when you're butting n south?
paw delivery, "Don'l Bwln.r nit 'he
hall when you face a left-hander. '
Bays Tim. "Just chop it and you'll
get the best or their delivery in the
Outfielder Ben Cuffyn, who played
In thirty games Tor Cleveland last
year, batting .Ulli and fielding 'JOll,
will play In Akron, Ohio, this season.
This arrangement is supposed to be [
part of the deal by which Pitcher |
"Huff" Kliman has been reclaimed
from Akron to go to Macon with the ?
Naps. Akron is in the Ohio and Penh- j
Sugar Glen Llobhardt, who came
early last spring unheralded, nuirVi
nounced and with a sad record of a
season bereft of triumph, won his ti?
tle to "Iron Man," "Baron" and "Iron
Chancellor." He was sold to Cleve?
land. Just five years previous to 1
Liebhard's arrival came Robert I
Rhoades. He developed here with
Ohas. Frank's team. Both pitchers,
are now valued members of Larry I
Lajole'B Clevelanders. Both were!
''made In Momiphls."?Memphis Ap-'
"Lemme see," ho ruminated, "three
seasons ago I burled me gr.indmoth-1
er twlced, Season before last me fad-1
der broke both his legs. I remember j
dnt 'cause do boss found out he has
only had one leg for eight years, j
Last season me brudder died, and mei
mudder was took down with hay fev?
er. Do boss looked leary at dat lust, |
'cause he said April was a h?1 of a I
time to have de hay fever. Well, Mol- j
ly, it's n shnmc to do It, 'cause I
lllces yer, but on de nponln' day you
has got to be a unselfish sister aud
git soinethln' an' git it bad.?Ex
Medical experts ai'e baffled. Thoy
have failed Ignonilnlously to diagnose
the fever that. Infects ball players
every spring. "I'm impatient for the
fray," Is the burden of the correspon?
dence that passes between player an I
manager. The infected player is over
nnxious to handle the bat and spear
liners. He call hardly he held in re?
straint. 'I'hfs is when the fever is
at its height before the piny begins
to circulate regularly. It's never dan?
gerous. The player recovers when
the baseball season Is advanced a
month or two. Then he writes his
family: "I'm praying for the wind
up." In July the month of October:
looks like the best month of the year'
10 a big leaguer. Tho fever has left!
him by that time, but It's the same
old story next spring.
The Phillies had n stormy passage I
on thesteamer Merrlmac, which bore j
them from Quackertowii to their:
Georgia training grounds. Every
member of the party but Uacklltsch,
Corrldou and Ritchie got suusick.
Their ship Was fogbound for six j
President Comiakey has passed ap- j
proval on a sample uniform for the;
White Sox, and there will ho only a'
slight change from last season's ?
outfit. The addition of a design sim?
ilar to the world's championship me.!->;
uls to la- place., on the right arm of!
each player's shirt and coat is prac- i
tlcally all the change to bo made. i
Gone Demont, who will shine on i
the near side of second tills season :
for Toledo, is due there 'Monday. In ;
n commitileation to President Ar- I
inour, Demontrevllle says he desires I
to have time to look around for a
home for Hie summer and will re
quire several days to get settled be?
fore the team goes to Peorla.
Since President George Dovey of
the Boston Nationals has conio out
so strongly on the matter of ade?
quate uniforms for his chili other
clubs will have at least three suits
next season. There Is nothing that
has caused more marked comment In
recent seasons thun the almost filthy
appearance of many of the players.
There is no more call for such a
state of things than there is for the
appearance of any athlete In soiled
attire. It is a matter upon which the
baseball organizations ougtu to in?
If all men were to get what they
deserved it would benecessary to
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Spring Opening Tomorrow of Choicest
Suits, Waists and Dress Fabrics.
IV THE DRESS GOODS
wire cloth weave, brilliant lustre
(inlsit, 44 inches wide,
Black Chiffon Panama
Pretty, rich black even weave, 54
Tan, brown, grey aud navy, 44
Fancy check, plaid and stripe ef?
fects, n beautiful assortment of
the latest spring novelties,
42c, 50c, 75c, to $1.50.
Are all the rage, jet or dull black,
25c and 50c.
New spring styles are here, fancy
embroidered designs, all sizes,
Men's Negligee Shirts
They she"' the most attractive
effects in madras, all white and
in colors, plaids and checks pre?
dominate, attached and detached
of Spring Suits
We will soon ho enjoying the Ea jtcr season when every woman
wants to look her best, stunning sty'Hab suits In the popular Eton
effects, handsomely braided and trimmed suits of black, navy and the
popular spring mixtures In checks and shadow plaids,
$10, $12, $15, $16.50 and $17.50
Novelties in Cotton Goods
We are now in n position to show you our line of cotton dress fab?
rics to the very best advantage. Every desirable color and'weavo Is
here and everything is crisp and clean.
Light weight organdie effect, as?
sorted designs in dots, stripes and
Pink, blue, yellow, heliotrope,
black and white dots, stripes and
pretty rose designs,
A very sheer fabric, nenf patterns,
black and white effects,
A good assortment of pretty light
ground percales in an assortment
of neat designs, special value,
Ladies' Home Journal Patterns
The Quarterly Style Book.
Is bigger and better than ever. It Is a complete catalog of all current
styles In Ladles' Home Journal Patterns. We give you a 10c pattern
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Dninty sheer waists are ready for
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are extremely pretty. The -prices
are right and we will guaranteo
that it. will bo the best for the
money and the fit perfect. If i.t
Isn't we'll make It so, or exchange
it. Seo the assortment from
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New spring styles, special values,
finished with lock-stitched edges,
3 yards long,
50c, 75c and $1.00.
3 1-2 yards long.
$1.00, $1.50 to $3.50.
Foi; doors, .medallian effects In
cream or white,
50c, 75c and $1.00.
Tho Nemo Self-Reducing corset
Improves the figure and makes a
satisfactory foundation for tho fit
tin^ of a gown, light or medium
we|8ht, <fc. .*aL?
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