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JOHN U. SMYTH
716 West Madison Street
Telephone Haymarket 836
Specializing in West Side Real Estate
RUMORS WHITE SOX PLAYERS GAMBLED ON
CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES CROP OUT AGAIN
John Collins of ttio Chicago Americans takes no stock In tlio rutnors
being revived to the effect Hint certnln meinliors of tlio Chicago White Sox
WALTER JOHNSON IS
CREDIT TO BASEBALL
JOHNNY LOFTUS, BEST RIDER IN COUNTRY,
DENIED JOCKEY'S LICENSE BY STEWARDS
! MICHAEL READY
1 Pres. and Tress.
133 West Washington Street
Telephone Main 4200
Branch Office and Yardi N. W. Corner 47th and Haltted Street
on Chicago Junction Ry. Phone Yardt 167 and 168
Chas. Molitor Machinery Co.
NEW and SECOND HAND
Iron, Brass, Wood-Working and Tinners' Machinery
MACHINE TOOLS, MOTORS, DYNAMOS, Etc.
Tel. Main 4540-4548
118-124 South Clinton St., CHICAGO, ILL.
Peterson Core Oil & Mfg. Co.
720 Stock Exchange Bldg.
Core 03, Parting and Foundry Facings
Telephone Franklin 2763
PLUMBING and HEATING
554 West Jackson Boulevard
Estimates Cheerfully Furnished
Jobbing Promptly Attended to
PHONE FRANKLIN 2960
J. E. RUSSELL
216 West Kinzie Street
POWER and HEATING PLANTS
STEAM and WATER FITTING
Phone Franklin 1661
WM. H. MALONE, PreeldMl
ROAD, FLUX AND LUBRICATING OILS r
11 South La Salle Street CHICAGO
Car Shipments Oaljr
Roger Park 1458
AMEH1CAN SEWER & DRAIN CONSTRUCTION CO.
J. W. DEER, Pret.andTrMs. .
Practical Sewer and Drain Contractors
Water Plants Installed and Repaired
Concrete Catch Basin Blocks and Covers
Water Meter Vaults Complete
OFPICB AND YARD
2816 North Washtenaw Ave., CHICAGO
L. J. READY WALTER M. READY
Telephone Raadtlph MT
KILBANE DEAN OF FIGHTERS
Oldest Champion In Ring In Point of
Titular Service Has Held This
When Johnny Klllmue squnred oft
ngnlnst Benny Valuer In their hout nt
tho Newnrk Sportmen's cluh lwxlng
fans saw the oldest champion In thu
ring toduy oldest In point of titular
It was Just eight years ago that the
clever Clevclnnder won thu feather
.weight title, outpointing Abo Attcll
'in a 20-round fight nt Vernon, Cnl. Kll-
hnno has domlnnteil his division longer
than thu majority of Quoensiiorry
champions lire permitted to rule. lie
hns held thu title longer than nay
other feather-weight champion.
Hal It. Jr., p UiO'J'i, sixteen years
'Old, Is to lie prepared for another emu
tuitgii. .Iliiiiny Kane, u New York feather
weight, Is after Johnny Kllhauo for
Tho Spanish goverutuciit will pro
vide $:',0.000 for the training of Its
athletes for the Olympic games.
I'lalitlleld. N. J., will revive Its fa
mous -5-mllo hundlcnp hlcyelc roud
nice on Muinorlnl day this year.
The Antwerp Mndltiiii where tho
world's ulhletos will gather In August
covers an area of ten square acres.
llitmors that Akron will make ap
plication for membership to the Grand
circuit next season are now being
Tho Harvard Club of Norton has n
Llptou squash league. Sir Thomas
must lit) Interested In squush as well
National Association of Amateur
Oarsmen will hold their animal rowing
regatta ut Worcester. Mass., July 'S
Grnvesend nice truck, near Coney
Island, has been Mild at auction to it
real estate llrm anil will bu broken up
Itusscll Hullpy. all-Aiuerlcnn foot
hall center In 11117. bus been appoint
cd usslrtuiit football coach at the Uni
versity of Cincinnati.
Thu United Slates Football associ
ation, tho governing body of soccer
football will hold Its annual meeting
In St. Louis May '.'0 and -t.
Marlomhile, 'J:0:.. raced last sea
son on the Grand circuit by Tommy
Murphy, will be campaigned this sea
son by Itoy Thomas, his first trainer.
Tho University of Toronto Howing
Club, recently formed, plans an tictle
campaign In Cniuidlan and perhaps
American regattas for the llrst tlmi
hot on tin world series lust fall. Col
lins does not believe liny Schnlk ever
mnilo the statement nceredlled to hhn.
He says n close friend of Schnlk'fl
lost honvlly on tlio series, hut tlio fa
mons catcher Is not tho type of
athlete who would he making Furious
nceiintlons against hi. ti'iiiuuintcH.
After the White Sox hml dropped
a couple of games In the world's se
ries, Mutineer Glenson, tit a confer
ence of the plnyers, spoke to them
nhout thu reports which luid gone nil
over tho country to the effect thnt
some members of the Chicago teittn
wero betting on Clnclniuitl to win nnd
were not dolus their bot In the series.
The Chicago manager told the plnyers
he did not think there wns tiny foun
dation to tho rumors mid regretted
thnt nny such Impression should he
".lohnny Hvcrs wits n big fnctor
In the defeat of tho White Sox," de
clined Collins. "For weeks ho follow
ed our team iiround nnd sized up the
style of piny, nlso the weaknesses of
tho various mouthers of the club.
Kvors Instructed the Heils In the iirt
of riding u team the way the Hrnvcs
did when they went through the Ath
letics In 1011. Suhatltutcs on tho Cin
cinnati team, ns soon as the series
opened, managed to hurl remarks nt
star players which greatly disturbed
Trls Speaker Is loud In his praise
of Harry I.unte.
The New York Nationals hnve re
leased Shortstop Jimmy Coouey to the
.loo Honowltr., St. Joseph catcher,
has quit the team and will play with
a shop team nt Flint, Mich.
Tho name of Eddie Clcofte will be
thu only one listed by the Chicago
White Sox as a spltbnll pitcher.
In a practice stunt nt Jacksonville
Habo Hilth hit a hull IliS feet. Looks
Uko a pennant for tho Yankees.
Lefty Grimm bus won tho first bnse
Job with the Pirates, which leaves
George Whlttetl free to play third.
Manager I'M Harrow plans to use
Tim Hcndryx hi center Held, with
Hooper In right nnd Menosky In left.
JelY Tesreau. former pitcher for tho
New York Giants, will manage an In
dependent team In Hrnoklyu this jour.
Heinle Zimmerman, the Giants' for
mer third bin-emau. Intends to play
semi-professional baseball tills season.
.lohnny (Ited) fnrrhlnn, who has
quit the St. 1 'mil team, will uuitmgo
n shop team at Loguusport, bid., this
Larry Cheney, who Is now In tho
nutomobllo business at Jacksonville,
Fla., says he Is done w Itll basehiill for
Herb Kelly, the little southpaw
who bits hem hi the Southern league
for several jours, will not play hall
Kansas City has signed n pitcher
whoso name will take up a lot of room
In the scores, llo Is William DeCon-
George Payne, who finished up with
Des Moines Inst jenr. Is one new pitch
er who will make good with tho Chi
cago White. Sox.
-There are but two left-linuriod hit
ters on the ISmoklyit team Wheat
nnd Mltch.'ll and Mitchell Is not n
regular In tho llur up.
Hob Clark, rookie pitcher with tho
Cleveland Indians,' Is said to huo an
tiuder-biiiid ball that Is it "dead ring
er" for Curl Ma' delivery.
Jlng Johnson, former pitcher for the
Athletics, recently waived out of the
majors, has been signed to play with
thu Helblehem steel mill team,
Pitcher George Cunningham, who
refused to accept a transfer from De
troit to Portland, has been sold by
thu Detroit club to Chattanooga.
(loth M oran's decision to manage a
shop team In the Pittsburgh steel dis
trict means the Sioux City cluh must
select some ono ebo to maiinge the
So well pleased Is the Loulsvlllo
managemeut with training eondltlous
nt Mobile that It abeady has arranged
for thu Colonels to icturu to thu Gulf
City next spring.
They tiro calling the Hrooklyn Dodg
ers the "Hrldegrooins" again. Among
the newly-weds uro Itowdy Klllott.
ShoiTod Smith, Hiiiney Nels, George
Mohurt and Joe Couliiu.
1'op Auson Is not such on unregene
rate that he can see no good In any
thing modern, lie says he doesn't
i;now whether Ifusle or Johnson had
(he more spied but tlinl Johnson does
his work iii it i- ei s i
Content With His Present Berth
Stove League Fans Make Many Trades
and Among Others Shift Sensa
tional Pitcher to Comlskey's
When the stovo league fans got In
to full swing last winter, nil kinds of
trades nnd sides were made of nil
tho lending players In both major
leagues, nnd, as usual, Walter John
son, sensational pitcher of the Wash
ington Americans, wns tagged -for
shipment to several of the tmims In
thu Han Johnson circuit.
Ono report had It that Sir Walter
In ld'JO was to do tho hurling net for
tho Chicago White Sox. The signifi
cant thing nhout this proposed deal,
however, wns thnt neither Manager
Chirk Grllllth or Johnson himself hud
been consulted In the matter.
Walter Johnson's contentment ns n
member of the trailing Capital City
club seems to bother those daring fans
who delight to shift the players of the
majors about to milt their own Ideas.
Johnson Is perfectly satisfied with his
berth ut Washington nnd ns far ns Is
known, Chirk Grllllth Is quite content
to shoulder Johnson's big contract for
ut least another season.
Although the fans may not general
ly know It, Johnson had a chance to
go to Cleveland u year ago, and ho
turned tho offer down hecntivo ho did
not want to leave Giilllth. At that
time, Magnate Dunn of thu Cleveland
team was In the quest of pitching ma
terial to bolster an otherwise classy
club. Ho inado Grllllth an offer for
Johnson said to ho $00,000 and
Grllllth took tho matter up with his
pitching nee. Grllllth did not want to
loso Johnson, but he felt that Walter
had been such a faithful worker he
did not caro to stand In his wny of
getting a substantial boost In pay, If
the pitcher really cured to make the
When Johnson was asked nhout It
bo promptly replied Hint ho was per
fectly satlslled with his Job nnd did
not really euro to make u move. It Is
sold Johnson dislikes to change niout.
Ho lias come to know Grllllth iii.d
Washington fans, and as he puts it
ho Is content to continue pitching for
thnt team, regardless of tin- fancy
amount ho could possibly obtain fi m
other club owners.
j LEFT-HANDED PLAYERS ;
t - - ,
In baseball In all positions '
left-handers have held their m t
J with tho best of iheiu.
J Until and Cobb the two great- i
t est hatsiuen In ihe American J
J league, but loft-lmiidotl. t
i Left-handed plfiiieis like
J Kerr of the White Sox and t
i Snllee of tho Cincinnati Hods.
J carried off leading honors In the J
baseball blue ribbon of hist year,
' fn tho olden ilajs Wuddell. J
' I'hink, Marquaid and other left-
t handed pitchers led all o'hers J
J In baseball nnd held their own t
t nenr the top for years. J
J Tyler of tho Cubs and Wll-
t Hums nnd Keir of the White J
Sox are only a few of the left-
t banders who tire expected to do
J great things In the major
t leagues this year. J
While Cobb and Ittith, both '
left banders, were leading lints- J
men In the American league last J
year. In 1018 Wheat of Hrook. J
' lyn, Itoush and Smithwnrth of J
' Cincinnati, all left banders, ,
4 were Ihe three top men In the J
' National league list. That proves
how effective lefl-luiiideil bats- J
J men are anil shows the iidwiu- i
i time I lie; hue ner light-bund- J
ei pln.M'l's when ':''coiues to
t iviirli'in: Ib'si inise mi a hit !
til cjIjL i Jl 'iHS iI 1 i it iw
"At n spoclnl meeting of the stewards of the Jockey club the application
of Johnny Loftus for n Jockey license wns denied."
In this short nnd concise state
I 1 ?Kr i
H pMPHHI 'Si
I vttMa wrH''
. . , In the Kentucky Derby nnd tho 1'rcak-
Johnny Loftus. ncMi IIo n,g0 ro(lo Mim 0, Mnr t0 hs
nine victories, which Included The Hopeful Stnkcs nnd The Futurity.
Ills ride on Mnn o' Wnr In tho Sanford Memorial at Saratoga Springs,
tho only time the great two-ycnr-old wns beaten, nrotiwd much unfavorable
comment nt the tltno In that so experienced a rider, who know his mount so
well, should get away so badly nnd then run Into pockets twice In so small n
field. If he hnd got clear a moment sooner ho would have beaten II. l Whit
ney's Upset. Golden Hroom, from the stnhlo of Mrs. W. M. Jeffords, which
stopped to nothing In tho Inst furlong after leading all tho way, was third.
Whether tho steward of the Jockey club will reconsider their action, ns
they linvo many times In tho past, It Is hard to say.
At any rate tho racing senson will open without Loftus In the saddle, and
good riders are mighty scarce.
Tom Senton, former Cub, Is now ono
of tho const stars.
Manager Jack Kgun of the Milwau
kee club Is bunting for a rent third
Adolph Huth, the rook I o pitcher with
Wichita Falls, has been nicknamed
"Babe," of course.
Tho management of tho St. Louis
nrowns, In order to supply extra Sun
dny uniforms, bought 05 uniforms.
Umpire Hill Guthrlo bus notified
President McCarthy of tho Pacific
Coast lea gii o that his retirement Is
Tho San Antonio club, tired of wait
ing for George Anderson to report,
has secured Pete Knlscl to piny tho
Georgo Mulllu, former stnr of tlio
Detroit American league dub, has
signed n contract with tho Hockford
Threo-I club. .
William (Lefty) Wallace, last year
with Charlotte In tho South Atlantic
league, has been added to tho Mllwau
keo club's pitching stuff.
Manager Hrcsnahau hits received n
wire from Fruiik Schulto, veteran ex
Cub outfielder, niTetlng his services
to the Toledo Mud Hens.
Wntch this youngster Hoyt. If ho
docs not prove it star In the Amerlcnn
league this season many experts will
call themselves harsh mimes.
Tho college pitcher who strikes out
n major league slugger remembers tho
font much longer than tho major
league slugger who Is fanned,
Latest report Is thnt Jimmy Hick
man outfielder sold by Hrooklyn to
Toledo, has decided to play with tho
Independent team at Oil City. Pa.
Another crack southern collego nth
leto to break Into professional ball Is
R. W. Halo of Mississippi college, who
has signed with the Memphis . lub.
Hullet Frank Miller, a holdout on
tho Pittsburgh club, wns released to
tho Hoston Proves. Grant and Shil
lings think they can coax him Into line.
Dick Crittenden, former catcher In
tho Western league and tho Western
association, will maniigo the Drum
right team In tho new Western asso
ciation. In addition to 17 regular players,
tho American association penults each
club to carry an extra man. who must
hfnvo had no previous professional ex
perience. Lnrry Cheney nunounced his posl
tlvo retirement from baseball one day
anil the not sKiumI in pitch for
tho Columbia team of tho South At
Joe Jackson, of the While Sov, u-.
fuses to give out figures as to the
amount of his salary boost, but that
won't prevent Uncle Sam from col
lecting his bit.
Tommy Leach, old Pittsburgh star,
who will mnuiigo Tampa In the Flor
ida .State league this ,cnr, will pull u
fuck Dunn stunt ami have his sou as
me of the pincers on tho Tampa team
ment Algernon Dnlngerfleld, assistant
secrelnry of tho Jockey club, an
nounced thnt the best rider In tho
country was under tho bitn for tho
present, nt least.
No reason was given. The Jockey
bib rarely, If ever, gives reasons for
refusing licenses to Jockeys or train
ers. It follows, of course, that Loftus
has violated one of the rules of racing
nnd Is being punished.
This Is not the first time that Lof
tus has been In hot wnter. His license
wni withheld for mote than a month
Inst :,enr nnd he went before tho stew
ards In person to plead his caso before
he received his impels. Then, near
tho close of the Kmplre city meeting
bis summer, he wns 'suspended for
what the stewards considered an un
satisfactory ride on Willis" Slmrpo Kil
mer's Sun llrliir In tho Mount Vernon
bnndlcnp which was won by Lttcullltc.
He was cleared, however, after an In
vestigation. Loftus carried off the riding hon
ors In the Knit last year. Ho hnd tho
leg up on tho winner of practically
every big stake, Including Sir Ilnrton
BARROW NEVER PLAYED BALL
Only Manager In Major League Clr.
cults Who Has Never Had Any
Experience on Diamond.
Mnnnger Kd Harrow of the Boston
Itcd Sox Is tho only mnnnger In eith
er tho American or Nntlonnl leagues
who has never hnd any baseball play
ing experience. Six National Icaguo
pilots and one Amerlcnn lenguo man
ager wero t::-cntchcrs, the list Includ
ing Connie J'nck, In the American
league, nnd Hoblnsnu, Mitchell, Rich
cy, Mornn and Gibson In the Nntlonnl
league. Of the other team pilots In
tho Nntlonnl league McGrnw wns n
third baseman nnd Cravat h nn out
fielder; white In the Amerlcnn lenguo
Manager Ed Barrow.
Htigglns anil Glenson wero second
hnsemen, Jennings was a shortstop,
Jimmy Hurke n third baseuian, Grif
fith it pitcher, nnd Spenker an outfield
er, lenvhig Hiii row tho only ono with
no playing expi I leuce.
Yulo golf team ll i-iifigo In five
matches is niMm
Tho Olympic Mi..,iiiim at Antwerp
will bo opeiuwl August in.
J. F. Seldomiiilgo has been named
nctlng secretary of tlio Union Trotting
The Nntlonnl, American nnd Union
light harness rucing rules will bo uni
form this year.
Detroit It after the national regatta
of tho National Association of Amu
Kentucky Is to have fiO dnys of
running races this season, tho first
being at Lexington,
Tho woman's jiolf championship of
Great Hiitnlii will bo hold at Now
Castle, County Down, Ireland, May 10.
Jimmy Wlhlo Is a keen golfer. Tho
only drawback to his enjoyment of the
game Is that so many strangers nils
tuko him for a caddy.
Many a great man of Kuropo will
envy f'atpentler his welcoino to Amei
ii a. It Is proof, anyhow, that hit
uiiiii mitiuo still respects lists.
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