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THE TOPEKA. DAILY STATE JOUHNAL THURSDAY EVENING, JUNE 27, 1907.
USED HjSJISTS. Umpire Eckman's Plan of Sub duing Unruly Ball Player. won the first of three games with Mc pherson Wednesday afternoon by a score of 7 to 2. Giles's fine work in the box gave the home team a lead and strong fielding mainted it. Bat teries Giles and Sommer; Baird, Burgers and Hogatt. SELECTRICURASi ) iff tftfi iriH 1 L50 BoKf Hits Hetling in Face When Player Grows Abusive. AX EXCITING MIXUP. Three Wichita Players Are Finally Benched. Jobbers Shut Out by Score of 2 to 0. The deciding game of the series be tween Topeka and Wichita went to Toceka Wednesday afternoon by a score of 2 to 0. The game, however, was a mere sideshow as events far more thrilling which were not exten sively advertised on the bill boards were pulled off. In the first Inning the feature of the game was enacted when Gus Hetling. the Wichita third base man. and Umpire Eckman engaged In a fistic duel, which, however, was frustrated by the other players before nnv damage was done. Buck Weaver was also benched. Enough evidence was given though to show that neither of the combatants possessed enough science to travel far as a sparring partner of John L. Sullivan. The jabs which each one Intended for the other fell as far wide of the mark as one of Ed Ruelbach's outdrops. Umpire Ecknian Lands on Hetling. The trouble started In the first In ning when Becker was on second and Milan on third with no one out and Hetling to bat. A third ball thrown right in the groove was called a ball while different members of the Topeka team protested. Hetling finally struck out and nothing came from this. Im mediately afterwards Dicky Bayless dropped a fly from his bat into Hurl burt's hands and Milan crossed the rubber. The throw was relayed by Tonneman to Runkel on third and Eckman declared that Milan's farewell to third base was too premature. After Hurlburt had reached second in 10 peka's part - r the first .n a stolen base, the decision being very close. Weaver remonstfated with the umpire and was benched Hetling then came in from third and before the fans could realize want-was doing Hetling was poked in the cheek by Umpire Eckman and a lively tussle followed, which was frustrated by the combined efforts of the members of both teams. Hetling was benched and the two play ers were removed from tne grounas. Another benching took place In the ninth inning when Young too reluct antly left the third base coaching line after ordered to do so by Umpire Eck man. This cost Mr. Young five dol lars. Messrs. Taylor and Itemly Want Their Money uacK.. After the first inning the game pro gressed without much trouble and . . Ainu uamp "Ppwee PTOVeU IU UTS a. v . ....... - . .v,a r,,hKoT- for tti third time within a week and pitched a great game, aitnougn wuureu ,on Kvonir nick his opponent. . .iv.,A,. than an Iml in n off J Olies us'"" 1.... - - - the reservation in the pinches of the game and the visitors were nui uw . v. .... .1 tv,fri hup. KP( tL IUU11 uuj" ........ Dick pitched a great game, holding Topeka. down to four hits, two of which were of the extremely scratchy order, and were not responsible for control at any uaixiAfi. , a. couple of stages of the game and hits and walks bunched In the sixth Inning tell the story of Topeka's vic- t0 In the first half of the sixth inning things were looking aars ior x-eece but he got off without any damage. z i ....tan m-tt with a. sinsrle and -vrthnia Vi"nt out . bunt. A fielder s choice bv Bayless caught Becker at third. Nichols stole third and Holland walked, filling the bases. Then Mr. -r ... . f-r- a fpw moments. Young popped one to Ragan and An ils did the same. Topeka's only scores came In the Do you ex perience dis tress after meals or suf fer from con stipated bow els? Resort to the Bitters promptly. It will cure Heartburn. Soar Risings, Indigestion, Dyspepsia or Constipation. f .STOMACH HARRY LUMLEY, ONE OF THE GREATEST BATSMEN OF THE NATIONAL LEAGUE. In Harry Lumley the National league team of Brooklyn has a young man who Is making a fine record as a slug ger. Lumley stands well up In the front rank of National league batters. His batting percentage for forty-nine games was .332, with fifteen runs and sixty-three hits. He had to his credit six three base hits and nine two baggers. last half of the sixth. After Jones had made an infield out. Lawler hit over shortstop and stole second. Hurlburt walked and a double steal was exe cuted. Abbott tried for a bunt and the ball took a straight shoot past Holland on first base. It was the greatest bunt ever made on the local diamond, even if it was an accident, and sent Lawler and Hurlburt across the plate. Abbott Brings in a Brace of Runs. The game itself was comparatively featureless. The fans were greatly incensed over the trouble in the first inning and some hold the umpire re sponsible while others are inclined to criticise the Wichita team. Some even go so far as to lay the blame on Hol land who profitting by past experience was not drawn into the trouble. The Topeka team left this morning for Hutchinson and the next appear ance on the home grounds will be with Leavenworth July 4. In the mean time the Novelty will be reproducing the games. E. B. H. Remly and Bill Taylor, who were at the came, wanted their money back after the game because the fight was not to a finish and lasted out one round. The Official score: TOPEKA. Plaver AH. R. H. O. A. E. H. 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 . 0 o. 1 2 11 1 3 2 S 4 0 A. 0 I 0' 0 4 . 1 s 2 4 T,Hwler. If. ... x i j. u J. Hurlburt, cr. 3 Abbott, lb. 4 ..... 3 2 Davis, rf. . Ragan. ss. Runkel. 3b. Olson. 2b 2 Tonneman, C 3 Jones, p S Totals 27 4 27' 15 WICHITA. Player Milan, If Becker, rf. ... Hetling. 3b. .. Nichols. 3b. ., Bavless. cf.-O. Holland, lb. . Weaver, c. .. Young, cf. ... Annls, ss. ... Kelly, 2b. .... Dick, p AH. R. H. C A E. 4 0 4 , 1 . 3 . S . 3 , 0 4 . 8 4 . 4 0 0 o 0 0 0 0 o 0 0 Totals 33 0 6 24 9 2 SCORE BY INNINGS. Wichita 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 00 Topeka 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Summary: Stolen bases Lawler 2, Hurlburt 2, Davis. Olson, Nichols, An nls. Bases on balls Off Jones 8; off Dick 3. Struck out By Jones 5; by Dick 6. Left on bases Topeka 5; Wichita 9. Double plays Hurlburt to Tonneman to Runkei. Dick to Nichols. Hit by pitched ball Olson. Time of game, 1:55. Attendance, 1,500. Um pire Eckman. Joplin 5, Oklahoma City 3. Joplln. Mo., June 27.- By bunching hits in the fourth, Joplln made-five runs, winning the game by the score of 6 to 3. The score: ' - JOPLIN. " Piaver AB. H. o. 1 0 13 0 3 4 0 0 A. 0 0 4 0 0 2 2 4 6 3. 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 Flllman, rf 4 Harrington, cf 3 Olson, ss. 4 Rohn. lb ........... 4 Perse h. If 4 Quiesser, 2b 4 Vanderhill, c. Fleming, 3b. 3 Wescott. p 0 1 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 Totals 32 7 27 18 OKLAHOMA CITY. Player AB. H. O Pendry. 3b 6 1 1 Scogglns, If 3 2 3 Gill? lb f 2 7 Rapps. cf 5 2 J McFarland. rf 6 11 A. 1 1 0 0 ' ' ' White, bs 3 Wisser. 2b 3 Henry, c S Buchanan, p 3 2 2 1 0 6 0 0 3 Totals 35 10 24 7 2 Joplin , .000 5 0000 5 7. f Oklahoma City 10001100 0-3 10 2 The summary: Earned runs Okla homa City 1, Joplin 1. Two-base hits Quiesser, Rohn, Rapps. Bases on balls Off Wescott 4. off Buchanan 1. Struck out By Wescott 4, by Buchan an 4. Left on bases Joplin 5, Okla homa City 11. Double playr--Quiesser to Olson to Rohn. Wild pitch Wes cott. Passed ' ball Vanderhill. Hit by pitcher Vanderhill. Wisser. Stolen bases Persch, Pendry, Henry. Sacri fice hit Scroggtns.. Umpires Jacobs and Guthrie. ,-,'- ..... LcavenwortH 3, Hutchinson 0. Hutchinson, Kan., June 27. On a muddy field Leavenworth took the last game from Hutchinson, 3 to 0. The score: HUTCHINSON. . i'laver AB. , H. O. Pettigrew. cf. .. 4 1 "' 2 Wilson. If. .': 4 ' 1 ' 1 A. 0 0 4 Andrews, 8b. .... Zink. lb. ... 3 , 1 13 0 : 4 ... 0 . 0 0 3 0 . 3- 4 2 0 . . 3 3 3-1 3 1 3 0 1 5 .30 5 26 17 Lewis, rr. .. Johnson, ss. Casey, 2b. .. Noyes. c. ... Meyers, p. .. Totals Laughlin out third bunt strike. LEAVENWORTH, v : Player Fisher, If AB. H. O. A. E. .31 r- . 0 . 0 .5 0 1 0 0 . 5 .. 2 . 1 3 0 .41.1 1 0 .4 1 16 10 . 4-2 2 4 0 .3 0 3 0 0 . 4 0 2 6 - 0 .4 1 0 3 0 . .86 8 ' 2 17 0 bunt strike. R.HE. Vaughn, 3b. ... Quiesser. c. ... Quigley. lb. . Schumyer. 2b. Ashley, p. genre by Innings ijeavenworia ........ .j. v v v v v v a j o o Hntphlnsan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 00 5 The summary: Bases on balls Off Ashlev 2. off Meyer 3. Struck out By Ashley 2. by Meyer 2. Wild pitch Meyer. Hit by pitched ball Fisher. Double plays Meyer to Casey to Zink, Shumyer to Quigley, Turner to Shu myer to Quigley. Time of game 1:45. Umpire Vershure. Wet Grounds at Webb City. Webb City. Mo.. June 27. Wet grounds caused the postponement of the Webb City-Springfield game. Western Association Standing. Clubs Won. I -oat. Pot .735 .&S6 .571 TM,.V,lttt - 13 21 21 22 24 28 31 40 Topeka 31 JopUn fj Oklahoma City .560 Hutchinson ... Webb City Springfield Leavenworth 28 22 IS .538 .440 .841 .216 11 NATIONAL LEAGUE. Chicago 7-4, St. Louis 6-1. Chicago, June 27. Chicago took . two Karnes from St. Louis. The first game was a crude mixture of baseball and mlspl&ys, several of which can not be charsred up in the error column. A muff at the plate scored the winning run. Chicago won the second by base stealing and timely hit ting. r.ore by innings: RUE. Chicago 5 0 0 0 0 0. 1.1 7 5 4 St! Louis ...0 00 1005 0 0-6 7 2 Batteries Fraser. Lundgren and Kling; Lush and Marshall. - Second game Score by innings: R.H.E. Chicago 0 21 0 0 0 1 0 - W 1 St. Louis 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 01 6 1 BUY A HOME EASY TERMS East 2nd new 4 rooms, city water, gas, sewer connection, nice attic Close to shops. Also one 6 room. East shops, one three room, one four room, best of location. Small cash payment. 127 Arter ave.. Oakland. 7 rooms, newly painted and excellent condition, mantel, three lots. Gas on the way. $1,250. A bargain as to price and terms. We have others. Shawnee Agency 634 Kansas Ave. Ind. "Phone 505 Beebe and National League Standing. Cllbs o Chicago New. York Philadelphia .... ...... Pittsburg . ....... Batteries Taylor and Kling; Noonan. : , Won. Lost. P.t. i., 47 12 .797 ... 34 21 .618 ... 33 24 . ;.- .579 ... 30 25 .645 ... 24 32 .429 ... 26 ;34 .433 ... 23 . 36 - .390 .. J5 . 48 .238 Brooklyn St. Louis AMERICAN LEAGUE. 1 Roston 6. JfeW York 2. ";' : Boston, June 2T. Ch-th was- toatted hard in the three innings ne oecupiea me oox, enabling Boston-to win. -.'- Bcore by Innings: -a.- t R.H.K. Boston 2.0 3 1600 6 1 New York 1,000001002 7 1 Batteries Young . and Criger; . Orth, Keefe and Rickey. , , - . r Cleveland .Detroit i,. Detroit, June '27. A throw Into the stand by Downs In the fourth, netting two runs, gave Cleveland a lead that decided the result. Score by innings: ' " R.H.E. Detroit 0000 0 1 0 0 0-1 4 2 Cleveland 1 0 0 2 0 01 0 04 11 5 Batteries Donovan ' and Payne; Hess and Bemis. Chicago 1, St. Louis 0. St. Louis, June 27. Chicago took the opening game of the series from St. Louis. White pitched brilliant ball. Pelty was less effective. - Score by Innings: R-H E. St. Louis .0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 00 4 0 Chicago 0000 01000-1 8 1 Batteries Pelty and ' O'Connor; White and Sullivan. American Leagne Rtandinat. Clubs Won. Lost. Chicago .... 37 20 Cleveland ... 87 22 Philadelphia .... 34 24 Detroit 30 24 New York 2a 30 St. Louis - 26 34 Boston , 20 Washington : 18 39- Pct. .649 .627 .5S6 .556 .455 .433 .344 .315 WESTERN LEAGUE. Omaha 4, Lincoln 1. Lincoln, Neb., June J7.-Omaha defeated Lincoln by a score of 4 to 1. Ragan, for the visitors, pitched a remarkable game, not a hit being made off his delivery, and but for his errors Lincoln would have been shut out. Score by innings: R.H.E. Lincoln 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 01 0 3 Omaha 0 2 0 10 0 10 0-4 10 2 Batteries McKay and Sullivan; Ragan and La brand t. Des Moines 5. Denver 2. Denver. June 27. Des Moines defeated Denver in the second game of the series by superior work at the bat. 6core by Innings: . R.H.E- Denver -1 0 0 0 0 0 10 02 5 1 Des Moines ...0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 05 10 4 Batteries Olmstead and McDonough; Sporer and Yeager. . Pueblo 9. Sioux City 3. Pueblo, June 27. Pueblo bunched hits In the fifth Inning and easily defeated Sioux City. Score by innings: R-H. E. Pueblo 1 0007010 9 14 2 Sioux City 0 0000010 23 10 1 Batteries Hatch and Smith; Newlin, Sheehan and Spies. - - AMERICAN ASSOCIATION. At Minneapolis City 5. At Indlanapoli Minneapolis 10, Kansas -Indianapolis 0, Colum- bus 3. At Toledo Toledo 6, Louisville 3. At St. Paul St, Paul 2, Milwaukee 1. Sterling 1, Denver Boosters 0. Sterling,, Kan... June '27. In- a game here Wednesday with ? the '-'Denver Boosters the local team won. :Qreen al lowed only -three hits -arid struck out 19 men in 13 innings. Score by lninCT- 1 rt.H E Sterling 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 10 2 Denver 0 0000 0 000000 0-4) 3 1 Batteries Green and McVey; Miller and Keithley. Struck out By Green, 19, by Miller, . British Tennis Experts Win. London, June 27. In the All-England tennis championships A. N. Sawyer, the British player, beat H. Behr, brother of Karl H. Behr, the American represen tative, in straight sets. Abilene 7, McPherson 2. Abilene, Kan.,, June 27. Abilene THAT AMERICAN LEAGUE RACE. Chicago Sees Visions of an Awful Close Closing Contest. Napoleon Lajoie led his band of pen nant chasing athletes to the South Side park yesterday and as a result of this incursion- the champion-j of everything are hanging onto first place by the epi dermis of their dentals. Cleveland con tinued the dizzy pace sit on Sunday and the result was a well earned vic tory over the Sox by the count of 3 to 2. That the Naps are out for the pen nant . with all sails taut certainly im pressed itself upon even the least ob servant of the 6,000 would be rejolcers, some crowd for a blue Monday. The hard luck champs are playing the best games they have shown In their last four years of threatening the winner of the American league flag, and It be gins to look as though the hoodoo dou ble cross has been broken and Larry's Larrupers are going to the front. If the Naps cannot be stopped in to day's game the White Sox will no long er be dizzy from occupying first place, but will unceremoniously tumble into the next position. Here they will find little comfort, as the clawing Tigers will be right at their heels, and at the rate they are coming Jennings' man eaters will soon have both feet In the first place pie. Gee! but it is going to be something of a scramble for that bit of bunting. Inter-Ocean, June 25. "TEX" KICKARD SEEKS GANS. The Goldfield Fight Promoter Wants to Match Him With Nelson. New York, June 27. "Tex" Rickard of Goldfield is in New York and yes terday afternoon went to Sheepshead to see the ponies run. Rickard says he is going to Balti more, where he hopes to meet Joe Gans and arrange with him to meet Battling Nelson in the ring again. Rickard evi dently has terms from Billy. Nolan, the Dane's manager, which he . believes Gans will accept. He believes, he says, he can pull the match off in Nevada on Labor day. While- here he will have a talk with Joe Rogers, Tom O'Rourke's protege, and may arrange for a battle for him In the west. Brltt-Nelson Bout Postponed. San Francisco, June 27. The Brltt Nelson fight which was scheduled for July 3, was postponed last night until July 31. A reason given for the post ponement is the inability of Nelson to continue training owing to an abscess in his ear. The referee for the fight will be chosen July 15. The Winners at Poughkeepsie, Poughkeepsie. N. Y.; June 27. Wis consin won the eight-oared freshman race of two miles. Syracuse was sec ond, Pennsylvania third, Columbia fourth and Cornell fifth. Syracuse won the four-oared 'varsity race of two milea Cornell was second, Pennsylva nia third, Columbia fourth. Unofficial time 10 minutes 44 seconds. , OPitcher Elliott Has Fever. Milwaukee, June 27. Pitcher Claude it- 1 1 : ... . v.-.., orrivpd from Louisville. having been sent home for two weeks by the club owing to a severe case of malarial fever. Owner Havenor of the Milwaukee team says there Is absolute ly no truth in the report that Jack Doyle wiil be. deposed as manager!-; LIST' OF THE KANSAS FAIRS.- Allen. County Agricultural society; Frank E. Smith, secretary, Iola; Aug ust 27-30, . Barton County Fair association: W. TP. Feder. secretary. Great Bend; Sep-, tember 10-13. Brows county The Hiawatha Fair association: J. D. Weltmer. secretary, Hiawatha, September 3-6. Butler County Fair association. W. F. Benson, secretary. El Dorado; Aug ust 27-31. ... Butler county Douglass Agricul tural society; C. R. Alger, secretary, Douglass; September 12-14. Chautauqua county Hewina Park and Fair association: W. M. Jones, sec retary. Cedar Vale. Clay county Fair association: Walter Puckey, secretary. Clay Center; Sep tember 3-6. Clay county. Wakefield Agricultur al society: Eugene Elkins, secretary, Wakefield; October 2-4. Cloud County Fair association: W. L. McCarty, secretary,. . Concordia; September 24-27. Coffey County Agricultural Fair as sociation: S. D. - Weaver, secretary, Burlington; September 9-13. Cowley County Agricultural and Live Stock association: Frank W. Sidle, secretary, Winfield; October 1-4. Cowley county Eastern Cowley County fair: W. A. Bowden, secretary. Burden; September. Dickinson County Fair association: H. C. Wann, secretary, Abilene; Oc tober 2-4. Finney County Agricultural society: A. H. Warner, secretary, Garden City. Elk County Agricultural Fair asso ciation: E. B. Place, secretary, Gren ola: September 25-27. Ford County Agricultural society: Nicholas Mayrath, secretary, Dodge City, September 4-7. Franklin County Agricultural so ciety: Carey M. Porter, secretary, Ot tawa; September 3-7. Greenwood County Fair association: C. H. Weiser. secretary, Eureka; Aug ust 20-23. Harper county Anthony Fair as sociation: L. G. Jennings, ' secretary, Anthony; August 6-9. Harvey County Agricultural society: J. C. Mack, secretary, Newton; Sep tember 24-27. Jefferson County Fair association: Frank Leach, secretary, Oskaloosa. A Fortunate Texan. Mr. B. W. Goodloe, of 107 St. Louis St., Dallas. Tex., says: "In the past year I have become acquainted with Dr. King's New Life Pills and no laxative I ever tried before so effectually disposes of malaria and billiousness. They don't grind nor gripe. 25c All druggists. TOPEKA CHAUTAUQUA Garfield Park, July I5:24 CAFT. UIUIJ10.D P. BOBSOX And 12 other eminent lecturers -KILTIE'S BAND And 5 other great musical attractions. -BESIDES- 10 lectures on Art, 10 lectures on Bible Study, 10 lectures on Science. 65 hours of Instruction, Enter tainment for $3.Q0. . Children under 12 half price; single admission 25c. Special rates on all railroads. Season tickets at Stansfield's and nu merous, other places. nJJl Ithekiiy ELEcnucU Pjy DON'T DOSE XSvl TIE GIIY MOB DON'T You are spoiling killing your best friend 'your stomach by poison drugs, "dope," and you are not curing yourself of RHEUMATISM. Try "Electricura" Shoes. Nature's sovereign remedy safe, steady. Where you find the dealer can't supply you, send to us for the Book, or send money order for $5, mentioning size, ztridth, style and leather. WERTHEIMER-SWARTS SHOE CO. Sola Makers Under .11 Washington Ave. 4 10th SL ST. LOUIS, U. S. A. -ELECTRICURAS WHERE THEY PLAY TOMORROW. Topeka at Hutchinson. Wichita at Leavenworth. Joplin at Webb City. Oklahoma City at Springfield. What the participants in the fight at yesterday's game have to say for themselves z ' Umpire Eckman. I did exactly what I thought I ought to have done under the circumstances and do not have any apology to make and still think that what I did was right. 1 could not stand for the abuse which 1 was receiving from the Wichita play ers and in order to give the public a decent game I was compelled to do as I did.' If I have made any mistakes, I am sorry that they were made, but I think that I was right In all that I did. The Topeka players were, gen tlemanly while Wichita acted the rowdy all the way through. "Buck" Weaver. Yesterday was the second time in all my baseball career that I have been put out of a ball game which I do not think shows that I am much of a rowdy. As it seemed to me yesterday, Captain Hurlburt of the Topeka team was talking too strongly with the. umpire when he came in from the field. This together with the bad decision of the umpire on the strike of Hetling, the decision on Mil an at third, and the decision on Hurl burt at second, was too much to me. I told the umpire that I thought he had made a mistake and did It in very mild terms, without any profanity or vulgarity. The first thing I knew was that I was ordered to the bench and had not said anywhere near as much to him as Hurlburt. Gus Hetling. I think that the benching of myself by Umpire Eck man yesterday afternoon was not jus tified As soon as I saw that Weaver had been benched I started over to Holland to tell him to get Bayless in to catch as soon a possible as I was afraid Eckman would forfeit the game as he did on us at Hutchinson on a similar occasion a few weeks ago. Eck man ordered me to go back to third which he had no right to do. I told him that I had to see Holland and he again ordered me back to third. This made me mad and I said: "You are a nice smart man, you are." The next thing I knew he had pasted me one in the face and when I had hit him a few times as I was justified in doing, I was benched and sent to town in a car riage I notice, however, that I wasn t fined and I think Eckman knew, he was wrong. Anyhow, it wasn't my fault. , , Cyrus Young. It cost me five dol lars because I did not move with auto mobile speed away from the coaching lines and also because I rather resent ed the Insulting manner in which I was ordered from the coaching lines. Jack Holland. I was sorry that the affair happened this afternoon and sorry that it was the Wichita players that were mixed up in It. I think the whole business was uncalled for and I think that Umpire Eckman was at fault for the way things turned out yesterday afternoon. I hate to see the rivalry between Topeka and Wichita erow as hostile as it seems to be here in Topeka. It is all right to have rivalry but I wish it could be more friendly. I think the hostility between the two teams has made it harder for Umpire Eckman to work here. But still I don't know as I am in a position to criticise after my experience of last week But mark my word, I am go ing to do everything in my power to redeem myself of the reputation which I got for hitting Guthrie and hope to have friends in every city in the league including Topeka before the season Is over. Captain Hurlburt. I can see no reason for the scrapping of yesterday afternoon and I am very sorry that it should occur as It hurts the game. I am glad It was none of the Topeka players. I think the whole business was altogether uncalled for. I think we would have won anyhow, but I would sooner have the satisfaction of win ning the game without crippling the Wichita team. Chickerlng Autrey, who was with Webb City a short time last season, knocked two home runs at Denver the other day. He has been hitting. the ball in great shape all" season. The funny part of -It is that Hayden, . who was president of the Webb City team last season sold .him .for only J250 and con ELECTRIC' DOSE your future, Letters Patent sidered that he was getting a bargain at the time. Old Bill Torrence, who can catch, pitch or do anything in the baseball line, is playing ball with Springfield now and is catching. Tom Reed is also being used occasionally behind the plate. Old Tod Porter, who has played with Springfield for several seasons and who announced that he had quit the game last winter, has been resurrected and is back in the harness at first base. Joplin has a new pitcher of the name of Hiatt who is said to be a good twirl er. With Hiatt and Hendrix added the Joplin bunch ought to be well fixed for" pitchers. . The White Sox left last night over the Rock Island for Hutchinson where they open up a series of four games this afternoon with the Salt Packers. If Jay's team keeps up its winning spurt there will be' no easy picking in that town for the locals. Jones, Erwin and Mclnnis did not accompany the team last night. After the game yesterday Captain Spec told Jones he could take a little vacation in appreciation for his services against Wichita. Jones will go fishing. Erwin still has a sore finger and a week's rest will bring him around all right. Mclnnis will not work until after the first of July when he expects to take a regular turn on the staff. The Wichita team went to Leaven worth this morning for four games. This ought to be easy picking for them. However, after that they must engage in two series with Hutchinson which may take a crimp out of them. Hutch inson will be remembered as the team that took the first fall out of Wichita. Phil O'Erien, a scout from the Cleve land team in the American league, witnessed the local game , yesterday. He came here expressly for the purpose of looking at BayleRS and Hetling. As luck would have It Hetling was put out of the game early and had no chance. Bayless was dragged In from center field to do the catching. . Wichita Beacon: It seems to the Beacon that Harry McLear's suspen sion by President Breese of the local club was a serious mistake on his part. McLear was suspended for failing to catch a train by about a half a minute. This was the first time that such a thing had accurred and was not a seri ous matter after all. Any person is liable to fail to catch a train once In. a while. In other years McLear has been what Is called rowdy ball player. He has fought the players on his own team, has scrapped with his opponents and has fussed with the umpires, but this year he has turned over a new leaf and has acted the part of a gentle man both on and off the field. He has played good, conscientious ball for Wichita, and has kept his head shut, taking all sorts of chaff from all direc tions. Only last week he did something that no other player on the local team would have done. It was this: "He re turned to the player's bench after being called out at first base when he had beat his bunt out by two feet, and he never even murmured the slightest ob jection." During his scrappy year he was never suspended before, but now that he has tried to be decent and play good ball he gets a "twenty-three" sign hung on mm. it is noi ngnt. Oklahoma City has released two of her pitchers. Gibson and Page were the victims. The former has a poor arm while the latter lacks experience. As was stated exclusively In the State Journal several days ago Arnold yester day obtained his release -from Fort Smith. The price was $50 and was paid by Herman Crow. Arnold accompanied the team to Hutchinson last night. Dalrymple, the Webb City center fielder, supposed to be on a deal in To peka. is playing center garden for Du buque in the Three Eye league. BASE BALL WHITE SOX vs. HUTCHINSON At Novelty Theater 3:30 P. M. Thursday. Friday, Saturday. 3:00 P. M. Sunday. Every Play by Wlra. Also Wichita-leaenworlh Gama by innings . - Admission lO Cant If 1 ! i - ' v t I ( f i'a i M I 1 ! to i II v in