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Telephone Main 4200
Branch Office and Yard: N. W. Corner 47th and HaUted Street
on Chicago Junction Ry. Phone Yard 167 and 168
Telephone Harriton 5187
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BRYAN G. TICHE, Vice-Pres. CHAS. NEWTON, Treasurer.
DON B. SEBASTIAN, Vice-Pres. W. H. SMITHBURNE, Secretary.
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Large Halls for Rent for All Occasions
820 NORTH CLARK STREET
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L. J. READY WALTER M. READY
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WINNING HURLER IS
So Declares John McGraw, Man
ager of New York Giants.
Hugo Bezdek, Leader of Pirates, De
clares Club Must Have More Than
One Winning Pitcher Prob
lem Open for Discussion.
Bnseboll mnnngcrs do not lamp
tlio possibilities of n ball club In the
samo tnnnnor. At the Jnnunry pow
wow In Now York, snmo of tho'mnjor
leaguo pilots were discussing pennants
and pennnnt chnnccs. John McGraw
of New York started n llvo discussion
when he declared one winning pitcher
can make n fine contender out of an
otherwise mediocre club. McGrnw's
views were shared by some of the lead
ers, but Hugo Bczdck of the Pittsburgh
Pirates docs not accept tbo McGraw
McGraw pointed to the success of
tho Giants when ho had nono other
than Matthcwson to depend upon for
mound duty. Ho also recalled the
Washington club's success each sea
son for tho last few years with only
Walter Johnson to star on tho rub
ber. Thoso cases, according to Mc
Graw, aro good grounds for his ar
gument. Bczdck declared a ball club must
liavo something more'than good pitch
ing from ono pitcher, and ho backs
his argument with tho story of Wil
bur Cooper's work for the Pirates last
season. Cooper lost nearly all of his
games by ono run simply becauso tho
Pirates did not havo tho necessary
punch to aid him with a run or two,
suys Bczdek, and tho speech sounds
Tho argument was not ended in tho
ono session, but there is much evi
dence on both sides that Is deserving
of serious consideration. McGraw's
contention that u winning pitcher gives
a club 25 per cent moro confidence
may bu logical, but tin Bezdek said:
"It's u tough proposition to uslc one
pitcher to keep u club In the race, anil
any manager who follows this course Is
traveling on narrow path." Like
many moro problems In baseball, this
ono was made for discussion,
SPEAKER STRONG FOR FLYING
When Season Is Over Cleveland Cen
ter Fielder lo Going Into Service
Trls Speaker Is ho strong for (lying
that he says when tho present baseball
Reason Is over ho lu going back into
the servlco as n naval aviator and bid
good-by to baseball. Ho was ussured
when released from tho servlco follcrw
Ing the armistice, lie says, that he can
take up his work ns a navy ilyer where
ho left off.
RUEL IS PROMISING CATCHER
Young Backstop of New York Ameri
cans Is Quick Both Behind Bat
and on the Bases.
Harold Ituel of tho New York
Americans appears to bo me of the
most promlblng young cu tellers who
has eomo Into the game hlmo llny
Scholk of tho Chicago White Kov. Ho
Is very quick both behind the bat and
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Captains of Philadelphia Team.
Fred Luderus, first baseman for tbo
Phillies, lost his job as field captain
of tho Phillies this season, but It was
not becauso Manager Jack Coombs
thought any the less of him. George
Whlttcd held out for $000 moro than
President Baker of the 1'hlllles was
willing to pay. Baker adopts a sliding
scale of salaries and nothing can move
him from his fixed determination about
tho proper wage for every athlete.
When Whlttcd proved to be nn Ir
reconcilable Baker compromised with
himself by offering him the job of
field captain, which carries n standard
$500 bonus. Whlttod accepted. Then
camu Luderus. Ho had been promised
tho field captaincy, but linker hod for
gotten tho fact. Luderus demanded to
know whether tho club president was n
man of his word, and linker naturally
asserted that ho was. He again com
promised with himself by reflecting
MAYOR SEES NO BARS
"Barring any unforeseen out
Bide interference by tho federal
government tho WIllard-Derap-soy
boxing match positively will
be held In Tolado July 4."
This statement "its roado by
Mayor Cornell Schrelber of To
ledo. "I can 8co no objection what
ever to this boxing exhibition."
tho mayor said. "It will be n
scientific boxing mutch of lim
ited duration, Each round will
bo threo minutes, followed by
ono minuto of rest.
"Tho United Stntes govern
ment, through Its encouragement
of boxing at army camps and
cantonments, has given its abso
lute indorsement of this form of
BANCROFT'S LEG FRACTURED
Injury to Philadelphia Shortstop More
Serious Than Anticipated at
Time of Accident
Davo Bancroft, the Phils' brilliant
shortstop, Is 'suffering from n broken
leg, and has been removed to a hos
pital for treatment, lie will not be
In uniform again for a couple of
months. The fracture was discovered
Bancroft was supposed to have
sprained his ankle at the Polo grounds,
New York, Then n chipped bono
was discovered. Later a full fracture
has been found.
JOE HARRIS SERIOUSLY HURT
First Baseman of Cleveland Indians
Suffers From Fractured Skull
and Broken Legs.
News Iiob been Hashed from Franco
that Joe Harris, tlrst baseman of the
Cleveland club, was M'rlously Injured
In n motortruck crash recently. Ac
cording to this report .Too suffered
from n fractured bkull and had his two
legu nnd fcovcrul ilbs broken.
that he intended to pay Luderus n
certain lump sum, anyhow, and Lud
erus will get Unit sum. Thus Luderus
receives n captain's pay without n
captain's responsibilities, whatever
they are, and Whlttcd gets his prlco
and whatever glory is attached to the
Luderus From Milwaukee.
Luderus was born In Milwaukee on
September 2, 1SS0. He has been with
tho Phillies ever since he joined them
In 1010, prior to which year ho was
with the Chicago Nationals for a mln
uto or two In 1000. Ho was thought
to bo nboHt through when he bntted
.248 in 101-1, but lie took u new lease
on life when Pat Moron became mau
ager of the Phils n 1005, and helped
tho Phils to win tho pennant that year
by batting .316.
Luderus has nlwnys been n better
first baseman than tho public under
stood, a conclusion based upon obser
vation nnd statistics.
Gooch Is an odd nnme, but thcro are
two of them In the Southern league.
Tho story that Memphis would let
out Joo Slattery seems to havo been
Art Phelan is ono of tho Galveston
veterans who seems to havo como
Hcllmnn is making the Tiger fans
sit up and take notice by- bis great
work at tho Initial bag.
Tho Vernon club has turned Inflelder
Tex Wester!! over lo Portland, which
can use most anything.
Hod Kller, Cincinnati pitcher, Is
credited ulth the first no-hlt game of
tho major league season.
Fred Smith, formerly of tho St. Paul
club, has returned from overseas and
expects to pluy In tho association this
Fred Toney's return to tho New
York club will mako a vast dlffercnco
in that team's power as soon as he
gets lu condition.
At Bloomlngtnn, Joe Dunn has a
pitcher named Newklrk, who won 18
straight games for Oakland in tho Pa-
clllc Coast league.
John Henry, former Washington
catcher, Is not expected to remain
with the Boston Braves after Hank
dowdy gets Into shape.
Tho Seattle elub let Grover Land
go. However Bill Clymer got tho idea
the old soldier would bo his first
string catcher Is a mystery.
Hank Severeld, who hns Just re
turned from army service, probably Is
the most feared ImtMinin among the
catchers of the major leagues.
Dnn Howley, aggressive conch of tho
Tigers, says a pitcher Miould bo kept
out of uniform 21 hours beforo being
worked In n championship game.
Allen Husscll may becomo tho lend
ing pitcher of tbo New York Yankees.
His recent slab achievement against
Boston was a boost for tho Yauks.
Tho Seattle club has shelved Bert
Nlehoff, After making tho trip all the
way from New York Nlehoff was un
able to get going becauso of his bad
Tenrlng ribs loaso seems to be a
bad habit with Salt Lako pitchers.
Adolph Shlnklo Is tho latest to suffer
tho aliment that Is almost chronic with
Clydo Milan may bo lost to the
Washington elub for a month or moro.
Milan had to lenvo n game recently
due to terrllle pains In his side. He
was operated on for appendicitis.
WORLD IS MADE SAFE
FOR BASEBALL GAME
At Least 100,000 More Players
Because of Late War.
Graver Cleveland Alexander and "Rab
bit" Maranvllle Came Over Re
cently and Given Warm Re
Tho war has made tho world Fnfe
Thcro aro twlco-as many Imll play
ers as thcro wero beforo Undo Sam
got busy In tho big world's scries nlong
If you want figures to be convinced
harken to Tom Nokes, sccrctnry of the
Nntlonnl Baseball federation:
"I think It Is safe to say, from a
federation standpoint, there are (30 per
cent more teams this spring than there
wero threo years ago."
And only a part of our soldiers have
come back from France. Nearly all
of them plnycd bull In the army. Tho
ones who hndn't donned a mitt for
years went back to play when they
wero sent to enmp. Others who never
played learned. Tho ones who nlways
played kept on playing. They will
want to keep it up.
It Is moro conservative to say, we
believe there aro at least 100,000 moro
ball players as a result of tho war.
They're pouring back from overseas.
Grover Cleveland Alexander.
Grover Cleveland Alexander nnd Rab
bit Mnranvlllo enmo in n few days
ago. They wero heralded with much
ado. But on tho snmo boats cuino
other players some who weren't play
ers when they went In tho army.
Tho big nmntcur baseball body of
which Nokes Is tho working hend Is
planning for 1020.
PETAIN AS A BASEBALL FAN
Marshal of France Forgets His Duty
and WatcheB Exciting Game
now Marshal Pctuln of tho French
army ducked tho time clock to witness
a ball gamo Is tho story brought bnett
to tills country by W. O. Mullen, for
mer manager of tho Dubuquo team In
tho Three-I league, who has returned
after spending six months us a K. of
O. secretary with tho Thirty-eighth di
Tho gamo was between company
teams of tho Fifty-sixth engineers nt
Sto. Nnzalre. Marshal Pctaln was
crossing tho lot with fellow officers
He knows tho American gamo, and
stayed to watch it for a few moments.
Tho gamo was exciting. Tho marshal
remained, nis duty was forgotten us
tho gamo went on into extra Innings
10,000 men vociferously applauding.
Tho gamo ended with a 0-5 score, nnd
Marshal Pctaln, enthusiastic, came to
Mullen, umpiring tho game, and auto
graphed tho ball in play at tho finish.
Then tho marshal telephoned Ids or
derly to punch tho headquurler'a time
clock for htui.
PLAYED JOKE ON THE HUNS
Cloux Indians Had Fun for Three Days
Talking Over a Tapped
Became of the nature of the coun
tryovcr which American troops fought
In tho Meuie-Argonno offensive, tho
Germans found It easy nt times to cut
In on our field telephono wires.
The commander of ono brlgndo of
artillery attached to an American di
vision was particularly annoyed by
enemy wire tappers lu n henvlly wood
ed section of the Argonne. Code mes
sages from artillery observers wero
being Intercepted by Bocho listeners-
In, nnd the commander knew, ns nil
armies know, that no code Is Impreg
nable when experts get working on it.
The artillery commander took up
with the colonel of ono of tho lino reg
iments the question of the TIuns wire
tapping activities And tho colonel
hit upon an Men.
Two Indians, both of proud Sioux
lineage, members of ono of his com
panies, were nslgncd ns telephono
operators. One was to go forward
with the artillery observer, tho other
to remain at the brlgndo receiving end
of tho wire which the artillery com
mander wns certain tho Germans had
that day topped somewhere nlong tho
Now, when two Sioux Indians get
talking together In their own tongue,
what they say sounds very much llko
code, but Isn't. Anyway, It raised hob
with tho code experts of certain Prus
sian gunrd units.
Tho Sioux stuck on their Jobs for
three days and nights. They nnd tho
nrtlltery commander nnd their own
colonel enjoyed the situation Immense
ly. If the Germans got any fun out of
it they kept It to themselves. Stars
OLD LONDON BELL FOUNDRIES
Relics of Many of Them Are Still to
Be Found Scattered Through
the British Capital.
In the days before clocks, to say
nothing of wntches, were common tho
bells of London occupied n much moro
Important position than they do to
day. 'Prentlcei depended on this bell
and that to call them very unwillingly
to work of n morning nnd relenso them
very willingly from work of nn eve
ning, whilst bells wero requisitioned
for nil mnnncr of special purposes.
And so there were many bell foundries
in the city. Belles of them aro found
in ninny places, even If It Is only n
street name, such as Blllttcr street,
which, as Mr. Landfear Lucas points
out, was undoubtedly Bcll-sltzcrs or
Founders' lane. Then Belslze probnbly
owes Its name, he declares, to a bell
foundry on the lower part of Hamp
stend hill. Something of this sort Is
nil thnt remnlns of mnny of them, but
others, llko the Whltechapcl Bell
foundry, which has been charged with
retiming nnd rebuilding tho bells of
Westminster nbbey for tho pcaco re
joicing?, have continued to do business
through the centuries. The foundry
commenced business In 1570.
A Brooklyn lady who bought somo
get-rlch-whlle-you-slcep oil nnd min
ing stock recently, Is now Just too pro
voked for anything because sho didn't
exnmino tho shares moro closely. Somo
of them nre red, somo yellow nnd some
green. Sho tried to paper her kitchen
walls with them after the president of
the compnny disappeared, but tho artis
tic effect was not satisfactory.
In doing your spring Miopplng for
worthless securities, Insist on getting
Mock certificates that harmonize in
color. Then you enn uso them for
decorative purposes after tho com
pany goes to tho wall.
An old piano box covered with tho
fhiires of deceased corporations
makes n pretty good clothes press,
provided tho stock matches nicely In
shnde and texture. Persons who aro
eclor blind should bo extremely can
tlous with their wild-cat Investments
these days. Thrift Magazine.
Predictions Near Fulfillment.
Nnpoleon propheslscd nt St. Helena
that there would bo no kings In Ger
many n century after his denth. Ten
years boforo tho Huns broke loose,
Lord Itobcrts predicted that If n great
Kuropean wnr enmo In our days, Fer
dinand Foch, who was then nn un
known ofllcor, would bo one of the
most famous nctors In It.
A rather neat prediction wns made
as far back as 189J by the redoubtablo
Frenchman, Henri Itochfort, marques
"Wo cannot get Alsace-Lorraine
back by ourselves," ho told an Inter
viewer. "But ono day tho Ocrmnii
englo will get diuuk with prldo nnd
will nnnoy tho British bulldog. Then
tho bulldog will form nn nlllanco with
ns to kill the eagle, and wo shall re
cover tho lost provinces." London
Good Pipes From Paper Material.
"Pertlnnx," one of the most Impor
font of substitutes for mctnl, Is n com
pressed paper material, which hns been
used In place of lead nnd copper for
pipes for gas, oil and other purpose.
From a British wnr trudo report, It ap
pears that theso pipes can endure
thuoo or four times ns great n pressure
as lead, while their weight Is only one
ninth as great, and they nro water
tight, Insolublo nnd uunlTected by tem
peratures up to nbout 200 degrees Cen
tigrade. Tho tensile strength of the
mnterlol Is 11,000 pounds per square
Inch, nearly equaling that of tho best
stomped, sawed-out and drilled, and as
tin fclcctrle Insulator approaches porco
luln In cffoatlvcness.