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JOHN U. SMYTH
716 West Madison Street
Telephone Haymarket S36
Specializing in West Side Real Estate
Pres. and Treas.
READY& CALLAGHAN COAL CO.
133 West Washington Street
Telephone Main 4200
Branch OSes and Yard: N. W. Corner 47th and Halsted Street
on Chicago Junction Ry. Phone Yard 167 and 168
Chas. Molitor Machinery Co.
NEW and SECOND HAND
Iron, Brass, Wood-Working and Tinners' Machinery
MACHINE TOOLS, MOTORS, DYNAMOS, Etc.
Tel. Alain 4540-4548
118-124 South Clinton St., CHICAGO, ILL.
Peterson Core Oil & Mfg. Co.
720 Stock Exchange Bldg.
Core Oil, 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, Fre!et
ROAD, FLUX AND LUBRICATING OILS
S 11 South La Salle Street
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. Rogers Park 1458
AMERICAN SEWER & DRAIN CONSTRUCTION CO.
J. W. DEER, Pre, and Treat.
Practical Sewer and Drain Contractors
Water Plants Installed and Repaired
Concrete Catch Basin Blocks and Covers
Water Meter Vaults Complete
OPTICB AND YAMD
2816 North Washfeiaw Ave, CHICAGO
L. J. READY WALTER M. READY
OLD CY YOUNG IS ONLY
HISTORY TO WIN 500
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In nil baseball history only one matt
ever won moro tliiin live htinilrctl
games. Anil Unit .star of Mara wa Cy
Young, who garnered n tolnl of BOS
victories In 1887 rumps during Ids 22
years us a big leaguer. Ills yearly
average was LM victories ngnlnt 15
defeats for n percentage of .000. Dur
ing all th years of Young' career
Ills novlcu days, his prime unil Ills wan
ing power lie struck out an average
of threo men per gaum ami ylelileil
only nbout 1VS passes.
Christy Mnthowson alone challenged
the supremacy of Young hut tho
mighty "Big Six" fell far short of tho
record of the veteran of bygone days.
Mnthewson lasted only 17 years as a
twlrler, during which time he scored
372 victories. Ills yearly winning nv
erago wan 22 victories against 11 tie
feats for a mark of .004. In all those
17 years Mathowson Issued only 717
bases on balls In 02ft gumes a show
ing that eclipses anything ever exhib
ited. Looking back over the records for
the threo best consecutive seasons
shows that Joo Wood Is tho percentage
leader and that Walter Johnson and
Cy Young nro tied In the matter of to
tal triumphs during such n period.
Wood during 1012, 101.1 and 1014
G0WDY IS BASKETBALL STAR
Famous Catcher of Boston Braves
Kept Himself In Condition Play
ing at Columbus.
Hank dowdy, famous catcher of tho
Hoston ltrnvcs when that team won
tho world's championship and who
was the, tlrst boseliall player to rally
to flght tho Germans, played basket
ball last winter with tho Columbus
I In nl; Is a good comr performer and
was on Iho sumo lenn "-'Mi such ulay-
ers as ".Shifty" Ilolen, formerly of
Ohio Statu; Snooks, Hull, Walto nml
Puvls, who pln.wil football with tho
Columbus Pnnhnndles last fall.
Oowdy's team was one of the strong
est in Ohio nml made u lluo lecord on
San Krnnclsco golf exponents arc
agitating a public coiire.
I'Ynnk Moron of IMttbhurgli won on
points over Tom Cowler of Kiighmil In
u Loudon ring.
Joso II. Capiibliincii, the I'an-Anierl-can
chess champion, him gouo to. his
Havana homo for a rest.
Tho boxing gauio received n boost
with the opening of tho Olympic1 Ath
letlc club at Idaho Kails.
Cleveland's central Y. M. C. A. phy
sical department attracted 141,!t0 1 mer
In the eloveu mop t lis previous to
MAN IN DIAMOND
won M mil of 07 games Tor the re
markable average of ,JHI. Ills yearly
showing was IS vletoilos against 4 de
feats. Second place In the percentage
ranking belongs to Chief Header, who.
from 11)0!) to 1011. Inclusive, won 00
out of 77 games for u murk of .700,
The threo best years that Cy Young
ever" knew worn 1801. 1SD2 and 18011.
Ho won 1)7 and lost 41) game In that
period. Walter Johnson tied Young In
winning 07 clashes In lld'J. ln; and
1011. Hut the showing of Johnson
surpasses that of Young because while
Cy was losing 40 game Walter
dropped only .'10. Waller's average for
the three jear was .7'.'0. Young's was
Won 90 Game.
In addition to Young and .lolinon
only three other pitchers over won 00
or more games for fhree straight sea
sons. Those men are Mnthewson, Al
exander nml Jack Chesbro. the famous
Yankee pitcher of years ago,
Chesbro. by winning 41 game In
1004, set the mark that no ono has
been able to fracture since that time.
I'd AValsh made n desperate effort to
beat out Chesbro In 1008, but 40 vic
tories was the best ho could do. Chris
ty Mnthewson, with .17 victories In
1008, made the best National league
showing sluco 1000.
BAR GELDINGS FROM
BIG RACING STAKES
Expected to Increase Number of
Horses for Breeding.
Preeent-Day Demand for Stallions
Needed at Remount Stations Is in
sistentPurchase of Good Ani
mals Is Difficult.
The fact that gelding will bo In
eligible for some of the most nluublt'
racing stakes of the future, Is expect
ed lo Increase the number of horses
for stud purposes In the Pulled States.
While there Is a strong undercurrent
against the movement to bar t lit geld
ing from some turf classics, nexerthe
los the plan has the support of iiuin
progresslo turfmen, who bellee that,
while the gelding has IiIh bphere la
racing, lie bus no right to participate
In the greatest of tests which are
given for the guidance of the breed
ers of tho couutr.i.
The gelding Is unknown In many
foreign countries, and some years ago,
when C. K. O. Hilling's eluimplou trot
ter Plilan, l:.'Sj, uus shown In Itus
sla, the breeders of that country were
Indignant tit his spoliation, and want
ed to know who bud dared to ieprle
future generations of the (pialllles of
such a splendid hnro. Stallions and
tnnres work In the same tennis the
year round in Kum-Iii. Psago bus
made the males tractable, and It Is
a rare thing to llml a vicious horse.
Tho present-day demand for bul
lions of the type needed at the re
mount stations of tho federal go em
inent Is Insistent, and members of the
commission having in charge their se
lection nre unceasing In their search
for the right type.
'I'lie fact that there Iiiih heeu Inn
little money available for the pur
chase ,of good horses has made the
task of the commission exceedlngl. dif
ficult, and most of tho best horses he
cured to date hae been gifts from
breeders and tuft men In s.Miipnlhy
with tho inoNcmcnt to improw re
mounts, and also from Hie Jockey
club, whoso chairman, August Helmoiit,
gave the nucleus of what Is now the
Trout Hojul Stud In Virginia. (llen
an appropriation such as Count Leliu
orff of the Ho) nl Prussian Stud had
nt his disposal and Iho result would
bo easy, as there are horses racing
every day on metropolitan courses that
would be Ideal for tho put pose. It Is
related that Iho count, while on a vis
It to Kiiglniid, saw tho famous sprinter
Lollypop In action with big weight up.
"Just tiio liorso to gie our (lei man
ctiMilry horses more speed," was Ills
comment, and he Mrulglitwn, negoti
ated the purchase of the animal for
$20,000. It was the same spirit, hack
ed by plenty of money, which caused
lit til to pay almost $100,000 for Iho
English Dei by winner Aid Patrick.
Trnns-Mlsslsslppl, for men,
Hock Island, 111., June 7 to 12.
Women's 1'nsterti, Philadelphia
Cricket club, Juno 7 to 11.
Western amateur, for men,
Memphis, Tcnti.i June 12 to 17.
National open. Inverness club,
Toledo, 0 August 10 to HI.
Professional dolfers' associa
tion tournament, Chicago, III,,
August 10 to 21.
National Amateur for men,
Engineers' Country club, Iloslyn,
Long island, September 0 to 11.
Western Amateur for women,
Oak Park club, Chicago, 111.. Au
gust 2.'l. 28.
National ihamplonsblp for
women, Mnyllower Cotintty club,
Cleveland. O., October I to 0.
Outside of the catching depaitinent,
the Pirates don't look half bad.
Unlit Adams looks as good as ever,
and that Is saying considerable.
Pitching I alwii a gamble, but 11
bet on the Cleveland staff this jenr Is
a good bet.
Hobby Itoth seems to lie happy In
hi new surroundings with tho Wash
A star cati her I Just as necessary
to a hull club's well being and prog
ress as a clover pitching stuff.
The Hoston Ited Sov are still In a
rut. The sale of Until to the Yankees
didn't help a bad situation any.
John Kelleher, shortstop for tho St.
Joseph team of the Western league,
will manage the team this year.
The Cleveland lls have graduated
so many players to the Indians (hat It
may be called Til Speaker's farm.
Inflelder Uoldle Hupp of the Cincin
nati National league team has been
sold to St. Paul, American association.
Jimmy Hurke bns a peppery buuch
of Brownies to stnrt off another sea
son, but he hasn't strengthened to any
Cleveland fans believe that this Is
Cleveland's year and deellno to change
tho view because Iho Yankees grabbed
Tho cellar was never a very popu
lar position for a baseball team to oc
cupy, but wo presume It will be dif
ferent this year.
Pitcher Ad Lynch, formeily of
Washington, who refused to play with
Wichita this year, has been trans
ferred to He Moines.
Itulie Hiessler, though showing good
form In a couple of essays, I getting
back to pitching form after a season
spent In the oiittleld,
The Phillies will need 'nival If hit
ting this M-asou, and It will not he
surprising If the boss of the Phil de
cide to go to right Held.
The (.hints say they have the bat
ting, and given the right kind of pitch
ing, they will lump home a winner of
the National league pennant.
Jess Haines, maUliig his bow as a
Cardinal before the home fans, estab
lished himself 11 a twit lor who should
be u great help to Itlckey's team.
George Whltted's work at the hot
corner" Is proving .satisfactory to the
Pirate boss, Oieyfiiss says that III
playing Is linpiovlng with each game,
Dave Hobertsou has been show lug
his uoimal speed this spring and
hasn't been bothered with the weak
leg which slowed him up last sea-
The Hoston lied So had an Idea
they could buy several slurs with the
money iccelveil for Habc lttiih. It
was a great Idea, and It's still u greui
Fans at Kansas City are uying to
dope out a shnrtei- name for William
do Connaucoiii-r, the big ilgbt-hamleil
pitcher from 'a inula, who lias Joined
Otis flicker, the Kansas City young
ster, who Is making a good showing,
weighs '.'15 pounds, and I-, fust on Id
feet, too. Ho will be kept as utility
Marty Kavnmiugli, who Is the prop
erty of tho Hrowei-s, will play with
an Independent team In HiooMyn,
managed by Jeff Tesieau, former (!l
More Hum lll'ly amateur baseball
teams will be playing lu Memphis this
summer under tho dliectlou of the
M. A. A., of which Hilly Ilaack, box
mg promoter, Is director.
Out fielder Williams of the I-ort
Worth club bats left-handed, tho only
reason why, accoidlng to vlt li.ise
ball men In Texas, ho was nitf pur
ehusril by some inn lor league club last
REDLEG PITCHERS HAND
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Ivy Wlngo, Cim tuitnti catcher, may
not bo regarded generally ns a slur
receiver, but since Cincinnati won the
National league flag and then copped
the world's chniuplonMilp from tho
White Sox, he has two booMers who
never pass up an opportunity to sing
his praise. The boosters nre Walter
Uucther and Jimmy Hlng, members of
tho Cincinnati hurling group.
Hlng nud Iluctlior both declared
Wlngo has been cheated out of his
sharo of publicity for his work behind
tho bnt. Thoy say Ivy does not court
publicity, nor does hr expect nny, and
consequently he Is overlooked by the
Best Work Never Seen.
According lo Hlng, Wlngo's best
work Is never seen by tho fnns, be
cause he Is most valuable as it help to
pitchers. "A pitcher never worries or
frets In n critical situation when Ivy
Is behind the bat," he snld, "because
Ivy knows bow to encourage . man nnd
dwarf tho danger of the situation re
gardless of what It may be."
It seems Wlngo Is one of the pre
cious few big league catchers who
PRICE OF ATHLETIC
GOODS DUE TO SOAR
Poor Man Is Barred From Privi
lege of Exercising.
Walklno Is Only Thlno That Won't
Cost More If It Is Done In Bare
Fest Increase Hits Every
Sportlnp; Article In Sight.
Kxerclse Is no longer a poor man's
Inquiry among leading sporting
goods dealers showed that prices of
nil sporting goods tire coming up this
The only thing that won't cost more
Is walking If you do It In your bare
feet. Hiking shoes will cost from $10
to Sin. an Increase of 20 per cent.
The Increase bits every sporting
article lu sight and even that which
Isn't. Athletic underwear Is on the
"There'll be twice a many bnspball
teams 1I1N year as last year." predict
ed an otllclnl of a big sporting goods
Tho only new frill In spnits (his
year will be In golf, Hlootners for
women nud n new set of Iron clubs
which allow iho golfer to hit tho ball
from any angle are being displayed.
There are ten clubs to the ser.
.Swimming suits will be one-piece af
fairs this year both for men and wom
en. Men's suits will be tho baggy nf
fairs of old, h;ii women will have a
creation lu colors.
Under the new ls of prices, ust
out, baseballs will cost ,"0 cents more.
League balls will osi si'.rrf) apiece.
Halls for sand-lot games will cost M
cent. Hiiseball gloves will cost as
high as S-j:.. The cheapest will be ?l
a boy's Holding glove. Haselmll
shoes which sold last year for $12
now cost .sj-ji ; ehost protectors and
masks have Increased.
Golf clubs will cost SO and upward,
while Hie 111 1 n i in 11 111 cliai-uo for golf
balls will be (Ml cents.
Footballs, hoOug gloves, weight e
erclsers, punching bags, basketballs
and other spurting paraphernalia ex
perience similar boosts in prices,
Tho Increase Is due in higher costs
of labor and material. It was said.
SANDL0TS FURNISH STARS
Mordecal Brown, Foimer Cub Pitcher
Says College Boy Is at Big
Tho bo from tlu saiiilhu makes
a better ball player 1I11111 Hie collegn
youth, accuidliig to Moidi-ciii llrown,
tho ouc-timi' three ilnaeied pitching
innrrol of the Chicago Cubs,
"If I were in select, one of two play
ers of equal ability- one of iliem a
boy off the s-andlots and the other a
college star- I would lake Hie anillnt
youth every time," says Moulecal
"I do not mean to depiecate the
ability of college players. Some of
tho ically big iiieu of the game liavo
been developed by the colleges. Hut
It has heeu my ohscrwiilnu. both while
In tlio major league ami since leaving
It, tbnt the 1 allege player N at a dis
advantage. "Tills, I believe, Is due lo the fact
Hint many of them have mu been up
against the world. They cannot give
and take ns the player who lias hml
bis si"i-t In scmlprn l-bnll."
IVY WINGO FINE
WORK BEHIND PLATE
iwver seem to lose patience with n
hurlcr, and when the liurler gets Into
a tight plnco Ivy tries to think of all
the kind thing he can say, Instead
of yelling tit tin (linger nnd otherwlso
exhibiting a full-grown peeve.
Praise From Toney.
Fred Toney of the (Hants recently
declared he never saw such n patient
receiver ns Wlngo, and this confession
was made before King or Huether
broke Into print vvllli a good word for
Ivy. In every alignment In tho re
cent world's series Wlngo acquitted
himself with great credit, exhibiting a
grand throning arm, directing his
pitchers with rare Judgment nnd re
sponding with a wallop as often a
such could bo expected from tho ordi
Umpires are all strong for Wlngo be
cause he never fusses about decision.
Ho fights for everything ho thinks Is
his, but ho withdraws from tho battle
when a verdict I rendered. Pat Mo
ron has 11 pair of stars In Wlngo and
Harlden, and a genuine comer In Allen,
who had little chance to show his abil
ity Inst year.
BAN JOHNSON BEHIND PLATE
Chief Executive of American League
Ortce Caught Gams for 8eml-
To look at nig Han Johnson today
ono would not believe that soraowhere
back In dark ages U10 American
league president was n hall player and
n catcher at that.
Ban "can remember tho time when
nil hall player wero looked npon
Ban 3. Johnson.
with suspicion, ills parents objected
to his Indulging 11 he pastime, but
ho noverilipless id "attli for his col
One day u seuil pro team In his town
needed 11 catcher badly. Tts regulnr
backstop had been Injured und Han
suenked out of the house to help his
friends Rv cry tiling was lovely until
a foul . Ip broke ono of his fingers,
Ho Joined Hie rank of tho voluntarily
retired players then and there.
University of w.smnsln football
team bus sciu-duli i ..tiiiuul guinea with
Chicago at Stag.; mid for tho next
llv e , en 1 s
This country doesn t want war with
I'Yance, hut there's no telling what
will happen If ('arpcmlor falls to lick
the shipyard slugger.
Ono hundred and nlnety-tlireo nom
inations luivo been uiado for tho eight
early closing events of tlm Kalamazoo
grand cncuit meeting.
The Massachusetts lnstltuto of
Technology plans to enter 11 crew lu
the Intercolleghilo regatta, Tho sport
was teccntly taken up lu tho Hoston
Lou Dillon, the trotting queen, has
foaled a bay colt by Htnwnh. It Is
her tenth and last foal, as O. K. O.
Hillings announced Hint shu will not
be milled again.
The Polo association has added an
army lopiosenlntJve to Its executive
boa id In order to aid in promoting the
spoil lu Hie United States army. Col
William LassKer Is (he first delegate