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Large Halls for Rent
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LIKE MATTY, LANNIN
IS CHECKER EXPERT
Magnate One of Most Capable
Players In Country.
Long Before Owner of Boston Red Sox
Ever Thought of Becoming Owner
of Champion Baseball Team
Ho Was Checker Fan.
Haschnll fun have hoard so much
nlimit tin expurtnoss of Christy
Mathoxvson In checkers they Iiiim' boon
led in believe tluit Hlg Six Is without
u rlvul In tin1 ranks of urgutilxcd
baseball. Such Ih not the cii. how
over, for Joseph ,1. Lunula, orstxvhllo
outlet' of Die lloston Hod Sox mill loAd
Ing spirit In (Me Inlomutlnnul league,
when he Is In practice can give Chris
ty I lie gaum of lil.s lift; ut tlit checker-
Long before Lunuln liL-ciiliif Identl
fled with baseball he xns u checker
fun. Not only" did he Indulge In tlit?
giinie for 1 1 Ih own umuscment nnd pus
1 1 tiic, hut lii hacked with his bankroll
Koiiic of the lending checker players In
the United States. -
Long before Mr. Ltinnln ever thought
of Is-comlng the owner of a world's
champion husobull team his thoughts
-.cro on checker.s. He was onlv
eighteen years old when Ills Interest
tunictf to the game up In Massachu
setts. Ho soon perfected his play to
such n decree that he vanquished all
the so-cnllod country store champions
In the locality. Then he set ahout to
conquer the chumps of the towns In
the Immediate vicinity. As a mem
tier of the Huston Checker club he
took part In u gront number of club
mutches and often traveled loin; dl
tances to see. matches played. Losj
than ten years ago he traveled from
Hasten to Toledo to wutch n mateh In
wlilch a player he had hacked was on
giiged. lie was rewarded for his palm
hy seeing his player loso.
Mr. I.minln has ntways believed
Hint checkers wer in no small wa
responsible for the success of Mnlhcxx'.
son on the pitching mound. Hit: Sis
realized from his experience ut thf
checker hoard that a hall game is not
over In one Inning; the score at the
end of the game Is what counts lt
lmsebnll Just as it does In checkers.
Checkers helped Mntty to plot and
plan nt the beginning of it ball gntne,
ns ho had dono ninny n time ut check
era, Jmd taught him muny other les
sous, of .strategy on tint hull field,
JOSH DEV0RE IS NO VETERAN
Has Played In Four World's Series
With New York, Boston and Pitt.
burgh 31 Year Old.
Many bnnebnll fans speak of Josh
Devore, Indian outfielder, as an old
veteran. Josh is a veteran In baseball
and he has a record of having played
In four world's series with New York,
Ilostnn nnd Pittsburgh, hut he Is not
nn "old" veteran, lie Is only thirty
one years old, ns Munvn by the official
dope book, which yearly prints hit
record from the time he broke Into
lmsebnll In the Cotton States league In
1000. Devore shows earmarks of mak
ing a great comeback. Ills pins are
steady again, he Is u good fielder, a
good base runner nnd lie has been
knocking the stitches out of the old
npplo since he Joined tin Indians. Josh
was niiirrlciHust winter, nnd his more
nettled habits since that time appear
to have given him new life.
REGRET PASSING OF CRUISE
St Louis Fans Sorry to See Outfielder
Go to Boston Had Sprung
Jinny St. Louis fans will regret the
passing of Walter Cruise from the Can
dlniils to I!i)!-tiu as Wally lias played
great hull from time to time, especially
in 1017, when lie led the league In hit
ting for several months.
Miller llugglns picked up Cruise In
tho spring of 1014, wlillu the CardlnalH
wero training In Jacksonville, Flu.
Wally was with the Jacksonville club
nt that time mid made such an Impres
sion on Hug that he brought the nut
fielder boiae with him. Wally failed
to stick, llugglns sending him to St.
Paul. Cruise made good there and was
recalled. He sprung a churley liorso
this spring und has not been at his
M'INNIS ONE OF BASEBALL'S WONDER
MEN NOT BUILT ACCORDING TO STANDARD
Nifty First B?seman of
John (Stuffy) Mclunls, first baseman
of the world's champion Huston Ited
Sor, has been for many years now
past one of the striking wonders of
the game. If olio were looking for
a first baseman iimotig a crowd of uni
formed men on the bench Melnuls Is
about the very lust man he would sus
pect of class for the position. Phys
ically he Is u living refutation, In ap
pearance, of everything a good first,
sucker Is supposed to he In these
times of highly developed spcclultjes.
To begin with he Is u chunky look
ing fellow who belles bis five feet ten
Inches. He is somewhat deliberate of
.ictlon off the field. His arms lire
thort and he docs not appear possessed
nt tho reach or "stretch" which lias
rome to be associated with the first
base type. He Is u right-handed throw
er In u day when southpaws are In
demand for the position.
Class of First Basemen.
Yet Mclunls comes very near to be
ing the class of first basemen of tho
American League, n circuit which
boasts of a number of rare profes
sionals of exceptional merit, Wally
Plpp nnd George Shier among them,
the lust two mentioned of tho south
pur vnrletyof fcnnrse.
To bci!: wltli Mclunls Is one of tho
niftiest and surest lullclders of tho
came, for If he lucks tiny wny In phys
ical handicaps he more than makes
up for tho deficiency in agility. And
If he foozles u wild thniw now and
then that u bigger man u Chnse or
a Pijip might get he moni than makes
up the difference in tho deadly punch
ho carries ut but, For Mclunls Is a
..'100 hitter In every accepted senso of
HOW SISLER LEARNED
TO PLAY INITIAL BAG
"Pitching come nutural to mo;
batting, too; but I wus posltlvo
that llrst base would not be so
ensy. I didn't usk many ques
tions; simply watched the other
fellows In the league. I thought
if I could catch Ihein with one
bund like Stuffy Mclunls I'd be
satisfied. I saw how Walter
Plpp shifted bis feet nnd
stretched for yurds, and I saw
how Clile fJandll went In tho dirt
for the low throws.
Mclunls, I'i'.-p and finndll
taught me how to play first base.
I studied them and used them
for my teachers.
BIG ED SWEENEY RELEASED
Pirate Catcher Who Was Thought to
Be Most Capable Backstop Is
Let Go by Pirates.
nig Kd Sweeney, former New York
Yankee eutcher, who wus purchused
by the Pirates last winter, and who
bur. been with tho club ever since it
spring trained (u Illi'iulugham, was
handed his unconditional release.
"Merely reducing our expeuses, and
wo figured Sweeney could bo spared,'
wus tho excuse given hy tho manage
ment when questioned us to wlij
Sweeney was let cut.
LlMslslssHhsaw BmBi&Mt&xiLLi kk-jTrBsW
0 ' ' u
Boston Red Sox.
In the last nine cnmpalgq, since he
first gained recognition as a regular
player in fnut company, Mclunls has
fulled but twice to bat better than ,:ilKl.
Ills successful ciimpalgn last season
with the world's champions witnessed
his lightest hitting performance. He
butted only .27:2 In Ilostnn. Once be
fore, only, be fulled to qualify In the
clumned circle. That was In 1010.
He clubbed for .20." that year as u
member of the Athletics. Hut It wus
only ti remnant of the old machine
with which Connie Mack had won four
championships and three world chum
plon-dilps. Mclunls ut the time wus
tb sole survivor of the Illustrious
"hundred thousand dollar lulleld."
Best Hitting Year.
In 1012, the year Jake Stahl's Ited
Sox nosed out the Athletics, Mclunls
had his best hitting year, u ,.'127, uud
that year, too, he stole the most hnses,
27. The next year, when the Qiiukerc
bent the (Hunts for the second time
In the world's scries, Mclnnls lilt
..-.2(1. In 1011 he clubbed .1121. He hit
.Itlt In euch of the seasons of 1014
uud 10in, nnd .:t(KI In 1017, his lust
year with the Athletics. It enn lie
seen, then, that Stuffy Is n consistent
ns well us u brilliant hitter.
Melnnls was one of muny brilliant
pheuoms uueurthed und schooled hy
Connie Mack for the purpose of re
construction after bis great team of
100." which was beaten by Mcflraw's
(hints In the world's erles had gone
to seed. The list Included such other
Illustrious personages us "Home Itun'
linker, .luck Marry and F.ddlo Collins
nil of them still In the game und go
Ing strong as ever, apparently.
Louisville finally gave Soutlpuw Ad
Thomas bis unconditional release.
lllll Itreunan bus consented to stay
on us tin umpire In the Southern
Curuso Fred Heck, lately hack from
France, has signed to play with the
Freshwater Is the name of un um
pire who has been calling them In the
Three I league.
Art Kwoldt. former Des Moines third
baseman, has arrived from oversells,
und the management plans to use hhn
III the outfield.
Lefty Hill Junies, as it pitcher for
(Jnlveston, shows signs of coming hack
to something like his old form.
C. K. Stevens, former Const, West
ern, Northwestern uud Texas back
stop, has been signed by F.vnusvllle.
Pete Adams, the Fort Smith llrst
baseman, is plulng great ball for Okla
homa City und seems to he u real find.
The western league is not the bat
ters' paradise this season It used to
lie. There are frequent games with
The Oakland club has taken on
Pitcher Harry Weaver from the Chi
cago Cubs on the recommendation of
Danny Murphy, who Is handling the
Hartford team this year, says that
the F.nstern lengue Is going to play
fnster ball than ever before.
Jimmy Cooney, returning to Provi
dence, is making u great hit, and
Cooney himself shows no disappoint
ment that be failed to stick with the
Hed Sox or catch on with the De
Los Angeles Is elated over tho ac
quisition of Hay Hates,' for lie was a
star when with Vernon before bo
went to the Philadelphia Athletics,
and it Is figured bo bus nut gone, hack
VETERANS TELL SOME
REAL LIVE STORIES
How Kid Gleason Used to Be Cut
Up With Spikes.
Davy Jones, Then With Chicago Cubs,
Tried to Put Peppery Manager of
Chicago White Sox Out of
Business, but Failed.
There was some groat fanning nt the
bnsebnll meetings In New Yoik. One
bunch of yarn spinners were tnlklug
about how Kid (tleasou used to lie cut
up with the spikes of base runners be
cuuse bo refused to give any ground
to them nt second base and the Kid
wus un Interested listener to Ills own
"Yes," bo put In, "sometime they did
slash me up, uml sometimes they
didn't. I remember once when Davy
Jones was with the Cubs. Karly In
the game he tried to steal und I tagged
him pretty roughly, lie warned me
that the next time he got on ho was
coming down and was going to cut
me down. Sure enough he got on
again, hut us we had the Cubs beaten,
8 to 1, I tipped Kllug off to mnke 'l
high throw. Down came Davy Willi
one leg swinging high so us to spike
me. Of course, I paid no attention to
the bull, which went to center field.
All I did wus to grub that leg, give It
u twist und euusi! Davy to plow up
the Infield with his face. When Duvv
llnnlly escaped there was no skin left
on his nose, and what made him even
madder was that tho hall wus thrown
buck to me In time to put him, nut
before he got buck on the bag."
"Thut reminds me of a game," re
marked Johnny livers, "In which, with
Single on third und Schulte on Orst
uud only one out, Schulte was told to
go Into second standing up If the bull
was hit on the ground, Chance not
wanting u double play to prevent
Single from scoring. Schulte, ol
course, obeyed orders, nnd when thr
shortstop, after taking the toss frnir
the second baseman, went to wheel tin
bull to first he hit Schulte between tin
"Down went Schulte us If hit will
u hummer. He wus up In less than u
minute, nnd turning toward the grunt'
stnnd, yelled majestically: 'They tol'J
me to stand up uud then they knncs
"And the worst of It wns thnt SlngU
forgot nil nhout scoring, hut when hi
wns half wny home he cut ncrnss tf
second to see If Schulte was hurt."
BERT NIEH0FF IS IMPROVING
Former New York Olant, Now Wltr
Seattle Club, Hopes to Return
to Major League.
Hert Nlehoff may not he destined tf
remain In the minor leagues for Vi
very long. Nlehoff, who Is now play
ing with the Seattle club of the Pa
tide Coast league, Is driving the bnll
harder und further than ever before
The old knee, which was tho direct re
sult of Hert's snlo by Munnger McOraw
of the New York Olnnts, seems to have
mended and the Denver boy Is ns spry
nnd fast us ever.
When Nlehoff was sent from the At
lantic coast to the Pacific coast he tic
clnred lie would be buck In tho big
fihow before the season was over, and
is seems very likely now he will make
good on his tleclurutlou. His many
friends nro with him, pulling for the
return of the hard-luck lullcldcr.
MACK IS AFTER COLLEGIAN
Rodgers of West Virginia Nine Attracto
Scouts' Attention May Not Play
The great record the West Virginia
nliio has been making this year has at
tracted the attention of big lengue
scouts, uml several have been watch
ing the Mountaineer pla.xcrs In action.
Ilodgers has been especially sought af
ter, and It Is said that Connie Mack
of the Athletics called him personal!
by pboni to try to exact a pledge from
him. Itodgcrs, however, does not fin
ish his college course till the middle
of next year and will not piny profes
sional hull until then, If ut nil.
Pratt to Captain Maine,
Ilnrold K. Prutt, "Jl, of llarre, Mass.,
has, been elected captain of the Mtilue
truck team for next jear.
BUSINESS MEN IN HISTORY
Interesting Question as to Whether It
It Better to Be Owner or
The main object of life Is doubtless
to get something out of It besides
trouble, nnd so imy crltlcnl comparison
of rlvul methods of earning a living
ennuot full to he Interesting to nil
men The only ones not affected are
the carefree hobo Hitting from place to
pin co uml tht wise lull who early In
life took the precaution to marry the
loii'ly daughter of the capitalist.
Now. about Hie matter of running
your own business or working for some
one else on salary uml eomuiNslon. If
wr go Into history the testimony I
somewhat ronlllctlng, .writes J. It.
Sprnguo In Sunset. Moses wus n sal
aried miiu for the Pharaoh corpora
tion ami did very well for himself.
On the other band, our old friend His
mnrek, also a salaried man, built up
a wonderful business for his firm, but,
us sii often happens, wus thrown out
of ii Job when he got along In yours,
nnd the young fellow stepped In uud
took ocr the business.
Among those who went Into business
for themselves, Mark Antony did well
and would probably have become head
of the world's greatest corporation if
be bud not gut Into fast company uud
witrtcd Ids time on wine suppers,
houseboat parties, nnd sn nn.
Alexander the (irout. strictly n busi
ness man with un foolishness about
him, In ten yours built up such a tre
mendous organisation that he fretted
because there were no more good
sized town where he could establish
branch houses. Napoleon, who wus In
business for himself, prospered ex
ceedingly for u number if ears uud
probably would hnve died rich except
for un unwise second marriage nnd
the frtet that he tried to .spread out too
much for bis capital.
We all know the outcome of the
business owned nnd managed hy Wil
liam llohrii7.olltrn, Interested cred
itors would do well to compare n Dun
or Hradstreet report on Ids nffulrs
made In the spring of 11)11 with bis
rating nt the present time.
See Stockyards First.
Tim, hi father's pride nnd mother's
Joy, had been "over there" 'for nearly
two years. Finally word was received
that he hail reached nn Kastern port
and would soon be bending for eump
to receive his little red discharge chev
ron. F.ngorly tho home folks hud walled
to welcome back their hero and plan
ned to make tho duy of his arrival here
en route to camp n big one.
At four o'clock one afternoon Jim's
voice came over the telephone to his
dud: "Leaving In fifteen minutes for
Unnble to understand the short stop
over, the father Inquired tho time of
his nrrlval In Chi.
"Well, now, It was this way," ex
plained the warrior: "We got In nt
nine o'clock this morning, but 1 hud n
couple of iuiIs with me who hud never
seen the stockyurds, uud I took them
out to show them the place." Chicago
Dewey wns six and It was his first
year at school. lie remained nfter
school each evening, not because of
falling to get Ideas for Dewey had
plenty of Ideas nnd room for more,
lint for sulllcleut reasons he had u
special penult to slay. This gave him
good opportunity to confide In Miss O..
his teacher, about bis "girl" and
every little brown curl around Ids neck
nodded approval to all lie said,
On this particular ut'iornnnn, nfter
the others had gone and till was still,
Dewo, with wist fill, big brown eyes,
Mild' "Miss O, -i on can't guess who
my girl I now?" as If be wero no
customed to chinn-lm:. "It's Margaret,"
nuil as be turned his head this way
nnd that the little brown curls nl
wnjs tissentini!, be waded deeper: "I
nexor knew what love was till I saw
Margin et " liidlauupolN News.
Those Yankee Vandals.
A huge electric cross formed part
of n (ioi'uiiiu holhlu.s celebration In
one of the bridgehead towns On New
Year's eve a piiuifo bad "fraternized"
to the extent of sex oral schnapps and
was walking toward bis billet when
he came upon u small croup of (ier
mans. "Nob-end," wild Hie buck genially,
"Sohoen," nnswered the admiring
fiennan. looking up ut the sign.
The buck looked up. "Jn xvohl."
He straightened himself and charged
forxxard. "She's orsto olasse. She's
A filendl.x M. P. soothed a sputter
ing burgomelster and escorted the sou
venir hunter to his buuk.--Sergt. L. R.
Wnrtbiuan. A. I.. V. In Judge.
Americans Led In Aviation Feat.
The tlrst aviators to Hy from or to
the deck of a warship were Americans
Eugene Fix flow from the deck of the
scout cruiser nirmlngliam on Novem
ber 11. 1010, and on January 18, 1011.
the same nx later In a flight made by
him at Sail Francisco alighted on the
deck of the battleship Pennsylvania.
Ho then made a return flight from the
deck of that xvarshlp. Other Amer
ican axlatofs baxe since performed the
"Did Mm tlud your first airplane
"I i-ertululy did," said the venture
some eltlen, "At Ihe last moment
friend wile rushed up and tried to pre
vent me fioni going and when the
propeller began to whirl she did a nose
dlo Into the in ins of her nearest relative."-