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JOHN U. SMYTH
716 West Madison Street
Telephone Haymnrket 836
Specializing in West Side Real Estate
PICKED WINNERS OF
THREE BIG MATCHES
WORLD'S HIGHEST PRICE PAID FOR COLT
MARE ISLAND GOBS TAKE TO BLIND BOXING
Pres. and Treas.
133 West Washington Street
Telephone Main 4200
Branch Office and Yardt N. W. Corner 47th and Hahted Street
on Chicago Junction Ry. Phone Yardt 167 and 168
The William H. Reid Company
PHONES FRANKLIN 360-1395
Suite 1358 Conway Building
Peterson Core Oil & Mfg. Co.
720 Stock Exchange Bldg.
Core Oil, Parting and Foundry Facings
Telephone Franklin 2763
and Special Sodas for
Tanners Soap Makers
Metal Cleaning Water Softening
Dish Washing Machines, etc.
Immediate shipments from Chicago Stock
The Fred Molt Co., Inc.
Solvay Process Co.'s High Test Sodas
30 No. Dearborn St
Forte Randolph 1349
WM. H. MALONE, Preeldeat Telech.ae RaaJofch MT
ROAD, FLUX AND LUBRICATING OILS
11 South La Salle Street CHICAGO
Car Shipments Only
Rogers Park 1458
AMERICAN SEWER & DRAIN CONSTRUCTION CO.
J. W. DEER, Pres. and Treat.
Practical Sewer and Drain Contractors
Water Plants Installed and Repaired
Concrete Catch Basin Blocks and Covers
Water Meter Vaults Complete
OFFICE AND YARD
2816 North Washtenaw Ave., CHICAQO
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A ycorllng colt, which brought tlio highest price ever paid for n young
ster, $57,000, wns recently sold at Doncastcr, Eng., to Lord Glanely, a noted
This colt Is by the noted Swynford, out of Blue Tit and Is Indeed a beauty.
OUTFIELDER MADE AN
Billy Evans, umpire par excellence,
was fanning about home of the funny
plnys he has seen during u recent visit
to New York. Said Bill:
"I have seen many funny things
happen on the ball Held. I once saw
nn American Lcnguo outfielder lose n
fly ball In the sun, have tlio ball strike
him squarely on tlio top of the head,
and then have the center fielder, who
was also in pursuit of the hit, com
plete tho catch. The box score gnvo
the outfielder who had used his head
an assist on the play. It was extreme
ly funny to nil concerned, except tho
athlete who lost the ball In the sun.
"I once saw a major league player
hit for a home run, only to learn upon
reaching the bench that he had retired
himself midway between first and sec
ond, thereby pulling a colossal bone.
Thcro was a runner on first when he
made his drive over tho right fielder's
head. Tho runner on first was a re
cruit. Ho believed tho fielder would
mako the catch and played It safe by
going midway between first and sec
ond. The butsmnn who hit tho ball de
cided there was no chance for the
fielder to mako n play. lie literally
ran wild and passed tho runner orig
inally on first midway between thnt
baso and second. Of course tho mo
ment ho passed tho preceding runner
ho was out. He had hit the cleanest
kind of a home run, yet In the records
ho received credit for only a single."
JESS WILLARD NOW THROUGH
Never Was Popular Champion and His
Work Durlno the War Did Not
Help His Reputation.
Some one In Jess Wlllard's behalf
either hns been Inspired, or else has
been permitted, to throw out the sub
tle hint that tho big fellow may enter
the ring again.
May the law and the fates forbid I
Anyone who saw the big misfit In tho
ring at Toledo hist July will never go
to sec 111 in again, snys Milwaukee Sen
tinel, lie was everlastingly done there,
hardly before he started. And not only
that, but he Is not now, nor has he
ever been, popular enough to come
back with any promise of support.
Wlllnrd never was a popular cham
pion. Ills work during the war did not
help his reputation, nnd his poor show
ing against Dempxey was n finisher.
Jess Wlllard will do well to keep
himself In seclusion which does not
recall himself and his hist exhibition
to tho patient American public, lie Is
more popular outside the public eye
nnd car than ho would he If he at
tempted to enter the ring iigalu.
Wlllard uuiy not appreciate It, but
he's ilouol lie's through I And some
one ought to tell him so.
PENN BOOSTING BASKET BALL
In Addition to Crack Varsity Quintet
Will Form Junior and Two
University of Pennsylvania, In nddl
tlon to hnvlng n crack varsity basket
ball quintet this year, will also form
n Junior varsity and two freshmen
teams. This Is a fruit of ntliU tics foi
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NINE LONG RUNS MADE
ON FOOTBALL GROUNDS
Any foothnll player who can
run 103 yards for n touchdown
Is u man who Is nut found once
In n generation when you figure t
tunt tlio playing Held Is only
100 yards In length. This thing t
nnppcncd, however, n few days
ago when Mcdsker, n hnlf-bnck
on Chnso college, caught tho t
kick-off back of his own goal
line In n game ngalnst Mount
Union and ran atl tho way to I
the other goal posts. It Is said
that only nine runs In tho his
tory of modern football have
ever exceeded thK
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Ilcvlvul of tho basebull players' fra
ternity Is reported.
Cornell's rowing sqund consists of
QOO oarsmen and 18 coxswains.
Amerlcnn Trnpshooters' association
conducted 432 shoots Inst season.
That third league Is going good so
far. The receipts Just balance the ex
penditures. I'nt Duncan's renl nnmo Is Louis
Bayard Duncan. That's the reason
they call him I'nt.
Chick dirndl! hns again mndo his
declaration that he will not play bull
with tho White Sox next year.
The new owners of tho Beaumont
club of tho Texas League huvo elected
O. G. Grooves president and Ituby Jett
Georgo Tyler, southpnw pitcher of
the Cubs, has had his teeth fixed and
the doctors say he will be a winning
pitcher next reason.
Tho Australian cricket hoard of con
trol hns Invited a British cricket team
to tour Australln In lfi'JO-21 nnd will
return tho visit In 1021-22.
Jock Attel, a nephew of tho well
knonn brothers, Abe, Monto nnd
Cncser, hns taken up boxing In Sim
Francisco. Ho weighs 1C0 pounds.
President Jnnies J. McCnffery of tho
Toronto club thinks tho International
League mndo a mistake In granting n
franchise to Akron Instead of to Mon
treal. Ernest Lnndgrnf, who hns tho New
ark frunchlso of the Internatlonnl
Lenguc on his linnds, mnkes It known
thnt ho may transfer It to Montrenl or
Heinle Zluunermnn, premier third
snekor of the (Hants' aggregation, Is
under huspenslon, but Manager Mc
Grow Is expected to nnnounco his re
instatement almost any dny.
Albert A. Tenrney of Chicago has
been re-elected president of the West
ern league at the annual meeting of
the club owners. Mr, Tenrney also hold
tho presidency of tho Three-I league.
In n recent nthletlc meet for blind
soldiers, held In Toronto, Mr. Green
won four out of twelve events, llnlsh
Ing first In tho shotput, the hop, step
nnd Jump, standing brond Jump and
the sack race.
English foothnll nRsodntlon, the
governing council of tho soccer code,
bus nppllcntlons from tho South Afrlcn
Foothnll nssoclntlon and New Zealnnd
for English elevens to visit those coun
tries next sensou.
Tho Stanford bridge grounds nenr
London, where tho Chelsea Foothnll
club plnys Its English lcnguo nnd cup
soccer games, hns been Improved and
will uccoinndnte 1)0,000 spectators, In
cluding 8,000 under cover.
"Battlintj" Nelson Is Original "1
Told You So."
Heflewlsch Boxer Predicted Johnson
Would Defeat Jeffries, Wlllard to
Win Over Johnson and Dcmp-
sey to Whip Wlllard.
In the tittle but widely advertised
town of llegcwisch, III., dwells tho
orlglnnl "I told you so" of the fistic
world "Battling" Nelson, if you
Bat picked Johnson to win over Jef
fries, Wlllard to win over Johnson and
then, right In tho face of a sen of
Wlllnrd admirers, picked Dempsoy to
defeat tho champion. And here Is the
logic Bnt Issued on the day previous
to tho light white In Toledo waiting
for the big qunrrel :
"Picked Johnson over Jeffries, Wll
lnrd over Johnson, nnd now milking it
threo strnlglit by picking Dempsoy
over Wlllnrd. Dempsoy has In his fu
vor youth and eleven years. Ho is In
good condition nnd Wlllard Is not. Ho
has trained properly and Wlllard
hasn't. He has been lighting regularly
and Wlllard hasn't. Denqwy likes the
game, can punch, Is over six feet nnd
weighs nearly two hundred pounds.
These nro reasons enough why tho
challenger should and will win."
And what tho "I told you so" did
to the doubtful ones that night In To
ledo nfter the light was n sin. To one
bird In particular whom But begged
to "get down" on the challenger Bat
sputtered as follows:
"Yes, I know nil you guys sny thnt
old But Is crazy. Just like n fox I'm
crazy. I feathered my nest on this
battle and what Is more, I'm going
to feather my nest on others. I'lcli
'em? Sny, that's my biggest suit. J
don't pick from the standpoint of fa
voritism. I look 'em over, watch 'eie
work and then I pick tho winner
Easy for me, and still you guys suj
old Bnt Is nuts. There's a lot of fine
nuts tu tills country."
REDS SIGN WINNING PITCHER
Fred Blake of South Atlantic Leagui
Will Play With the Cincinnati
Team Next Season.
Tho Cincinnati club announces tin
engagement for next year of Pltchci
Fred Blake of tho Charleston teum ol
tho South Atlantic league, lie wns t
great pitcher for tho West Vlrglnlt
Wcslejun college team through the
college season, winning for It cverj
game he pitched. lie nnd other mem
bcrs of the team then went to Gler
White, where ho placed until about i
month before the season's close, whet
ho went to Charleston.
FANS TO SHOW APPRECIATION
Movement on Foot to Buy House ane
Lot for Manager Pat Moran
of Champion Reds.
Unable to show their nppreclntlor
by nlectlng hltn mayor or something ol
the sort, the fans of Cincinnati, nc
cr.rdlng to Garry Herrmann, Imvc
started a movement to buy n hotiM
and lot for Manager I'nt Mornu of the
world's champion Beds so that the;
can keep him In their city always.
WILLIE H0PPE GOOD PUTTER
Displays Same Consummate Skill Over
Velvet Turf as He Shows on
There nro few better putters than
Willie Hoppe. tho billiard champion.
On several of his trips to Boston he
hud a round over the Wallston links,
and there has dlpplnyed over tho vel
vet turf tho snmo cousummnto skill
which ho shows on tho green carpet
TO ERECT NEW CLUBHOUSE
Proposed to Build $50,000 Boathousc
for Pennsylvania Crews on
University of Pennsylvnnln proposes
erecting Its $50 000 bonthouso at South
street on tho Schulyklll river, ndjacent
to tho college. Heretofore tho oars
men rowed from tho clubhouse In Fair
mount pnrk, which adjoins Schuylkill
Navy club. Tho new location will as
sure tidewater nnd n four-mile stretch
of wuter for practice.
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Blind boxing contests, In which all contestants tuu hllndiolded, Is tlio
latest fad among Gobs at Mare Island, Cal. Each lighter hits and swings
without knowing who tho recipients of his blows are. Knockouts are usual,
nnd of course the side left with the most fighters Is victorious.
MIDDIES MUST KNOW
Tho Nnval academy Is probably tho
only collegiate Institution In the world
which hns a course of athletics re
quiring everj student to participate In
all the sports In general vogue. Tho
llrst class to observe this rulo Includes
the 700 members of the new fourth
The academy olllclnls believe thor
oughly In competitive athletics ns a
physique nnd character builder and an
aid to discipline. Moreover, since ath
letics has taken such a big placo In the
nuvy at large, it is considered desir
able to send from the academy olllcers
competent to handle sports In nil
phases at the stations a ml on thu ships.
The course Is also being arranged with
the special Iden of Inculcating ability
to command team play.
Tho system has been Inaugurated
through the Initiative of Commander
Douglas L. Howard, athletic olllccr,
nnd Lieut. Commander W. A. Illchnrd
son, gymnasium olllccr and assistant
nthletlc olllccr. A strong effort Is be
ing tiiado to improve the position nnd
Increase the pay of tho instructors of
The schedule for the midshipmen Is
progressive In nature. In such sports
ns baseball, football, hnskct hull, In
crossc nnd rowing thorough knowledge
of the rules nnd ethics Is required nnd
actual participation In each of them
for a certain time, tho moio expert go
ing to thu regulnr squads In the.su
PITCHER DUSTS OFF SUNDAY
Plays In Exhibition Game at Chat
tanooga and Is Forced to Retire
After Being Hit
Billy Sunday returned to tho rolo
which first gained hltn fame la an ex
hibition game at Chattanooga recently,
nnd ns captain nnd ccntertlelder of a
picked team Including Doc Johnson of
tho Indlnus, Jimmy Johnston of tho
Dodgers, Johnny Dohbs, manager of
tho New Orleuns I'ellcnns, and Fred
Graff of the Lookouts, trounced a
semi-pro aggregation, 5 to -1. Sunday
wns hit on tho arm by a pitched ball
nnd forced to retire.
BEST PITCHING BY JOHNSON
Washington Twlrler Held New York
Yankees to Two Hits In Twelve.
Tho best piece of work dono by
Walter Johnson, pitcher of thu Wash
ington team, this year, wus on Mny
11, when ho held tho New York Vnn
kecs to two hits In a l'.'-luiilng game.
Tho game ended In u draw, neither
sldo scoring a run. John Qulnn
pitched for tho Yankees, ami ttlough
thu Washington's got ten hits off him,
they were unublo to put n man ncross
tho plnte. The game wns tho first
plnyed on n Sundny In New York, nnd
tho renson it wns not conclusively
finished was that President Buppert of
the Yankees ordered the umpire to
cnll it nt fl o'clock, us ho was under
the Imprison that tho new Sundny
nmusement law compelled gnmeg to
stop at that hour,
RECORD PRICE FOR AN
AMERICAN BRED HORSE
A record price for an Ameri
can bred race horso was paid by
Gilford A. Cochran of New
York for Major August Bel
mont's stnlllon, Fair Play, slro
of Man o' War and Mud I latter.
The animal was sold for $100,
000 In cash. The previous high
est price paid for a horse bred
In America was $70,000, which
William C. Whitney gave for
The Imported racer, Boclc
Sand, was sold by Major Bel
mont In 1012 for $150,000.
Atlantic City high plans u big ath
letic stadium at thu Inlet.
University of Pennsylvnnln boxing
sqund numbers 124 usplrauts.
Philadelphia bowling alleys will
charge 20 cents u giimo for ten pins.
Stanislaus Zbyszko, older brother of
Vladek, will shortly wrestlo In Uiu
Eastern Intercollegiate swimming
championships will be decided In Yulo
pool March 20, 1020.
Cornell will have basket ball quin
tets for every college section com
peting for the Intramural title.
Frank Ishell, owner of tho Wichita
club of the Western League, has pur
chased n home nt Long Bench, Cut.
Del Howard spiked tho rumor that
ho would retire from baseball. Ho
will continue ns manager of tho Oak
Tho election of Jim Bobertson ns
captain of tho Dartmouth eleven gives
the Gnn u mighty leader for tho next
Conch Jim Ten Eyck's Syracuse var
sity elght-nnred MieH crew will row
against Dick Glendnn's Annapolis crew
on tho Severn river Mny 8, 1020.
Tho British Olympic council has de
cided to accept tho Imitation of tho
Belgian Olympic committee to tnko
part In thu Olympic games of Ant
werp. Mlko Kelly, manager of tho St. Paul
tcuii of tho American Association, de
nies a report that ho Is negotiating
for tho Minneapolis dub of tho luse-
Plans nro on foot for tho erection
of n spurious $yf"0,000 nntntorlt.m, In
Los Angeles, or llomnn nichtteiturul
design, which will ho a cvtiier of
John F. Daley, Purplft loft tackle,
who booted tho drop kick which cap
tured tlio only Northwestern victory of
tho season, bus heon elected cnptnln of
tho football Miiwl f,)r 1020,
Tlio stadium tit Antwerp, Belgium,
for tho Olympic gnmes next year, Is
well under wny of construction, Tho
dnto set for the track and Held cventa
is from August 15 to September 1.
Charles E. Ilcldpath, middle dis
tance runner of Olympic fame, has
been chosen president of tho nowiy
formed Niagara Association of tho
Amateur Athletic union governing tho
western part of New York state.
Although experts disagree over tho
proper decision to nwnrd In tho Gib-bons-O'Dowd
fight, somo holding out
for n shndo In favor of O'Dowd, whllo
others called the affair n draw, tho be
lief was unanimous thnt Gibbons had
lost much of his old-tlmo clovcraess,