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SPORTING NEWS OF THE DAY, GATHERED FOR THE DETROIT TIMES STARS OF ONE YEAR USUALLY f LAST TO SION UP FOR THE NEXT If tbe magnate* all had their wuj \ about the winter baseball dope, pro \lded by the public prluts. there wuuldo t be a siuglt* fulsome notice handed a bull player through the month.* of November, December, Jan uary. February and March. On the other hand, the architect* of the sport- j lng page* would be acting uppropriu ately if they would < arefuily dig up every single bone-beau play and every case lu which one of the diamond artist* hail failed to deliver the giKjd*. and Jet out a loud, *iri**ent scream about It. That day when the star hitter, with two out in the nujjh, the beset foil and the score a tie, ignominlously struck out, should be recalled to the public -mind in flaring type. A hne Stunt for a man paid as he was! And that afternoon, when the star pitcher of the club wae knocked Out of the box, losing the pennant for his club! It should be regarded as the GEORGIA PITCHER HOLDS OUT AND WOimiGN TECH COLLEGE BOY MAINTAINS t DIGNIFIED POSITION. HOWEVER —THE LIFE STORY OF ED. LA FITTE. ATLANTA. Ga , Jan. 25 Ed. I.a Fltte la the latest one of the local colony of ball player* who la said to be withholding hia signature to a con tract because of what he considers uu offer of salary that is too small. The rise of lui Fltte in the game has ¥* been rapid and he is now slated for work with Detroit next season, that is, of course, provided he cornea to term? with the powers that be. iatst reason La Fltte was with Jer sey City In the Eastern league, and was bought from that club by l»etroa after he had made an excellent return with the team that Joe bean managed When a contract was sent him from Detroit it la said the Atlanta pitcher thought the salary too small and for that reason declined to sign. La Fltte has not had anything to say on the subject and the fact that he had not signed became known through a friend. lot Fltte from hla early boyhood gave promise of being a good pitcher. He got hi* start In the game at Marlsr college when Joe Bean began to coach him. Afterwards he went to Tech and there was the mainstay of the Yellow- Jacket club. At that Institution the good work Beun had done In getting him started was,to be seen. Between these two thtre developed a strong friendship and when Bean went to Jersey City he signed La Fltte. It was only a short time before he attracted attention of the big league scouts and then he soon landed with Detroit. La Fltte is not a hard man to han dle, and.lf given anything like what he considers he is worth will make the Tigers a valuable player. Michigan’s Baseball Dates April 10— Kentucky at Lexington. April 12—Tennessee at Knoxville. April 13—Tenneaske at Knoxville. April 14—Caatle Neights at Le banon. \ April 15—Vanderbilt at Nashville. April 16—Vanderbilt! at Nashville. April 17—Vanderbilt at Nashville. April 19^--.Noire o**me at Notre Uamfrr April 24 M. A. C. at Lansing. April 27 or 28—Wooster at Ann Ar bor. May I—Notre Dame at Ann Arbor. May 5—M. A. C. at Ann Arbor. May B—Notre Dame at Notre Dame. May 13—Syracuse at Ann Arbor. May 15—Syr*cuae at Ann Arbor. May 15—Unsettled. May 22—Penn State at Ann Arbor. May $6 Wooster at Wooster May 26—Cornell at Ithaca. May 27—Syracuse at Syracuse. May 28—Syracuse at Syracuse. May 29—Brox*n at Providence. June 2— Unsettled. June s—Notre Dame at Ann Arbor. Both Are Afraid. Mueh' regret 1m being expressed about New York by the announcement that Munager Stallings of the Yan kees will not allow tilt, men to play the Reds an ante-season series at Atlanta this coming spring If the sci lea were played It might show up either one of the team*, which is largely the rea son that It will not be played. Florida Through service Detroit, to Jacksonville Without Change via Quern & (ml Houle Mem nailvai . And Connections D.Oit., Pen Marq.R.R. 12:20 noen Lv.Qat., Miclt.Cen. R.R. 12:35 neon Li.Cin.,Q.&C.Route, SHOP.M. An.Jaekseitv’le-Seu R. 8:45 P.M. Dlslm mU OWwrx ■ tlon Car* Wlsirr T*«rla« Tlrktlv »a sal* For full particulars addrans OIOAOt C. CLARKE. N. (. P A. t Pori-at.. f>«trolt. Mich. most memorable of all hie achieve ments. The boob! If he‘d only struck out a couple of men In the pinches, how different would have been the complexion of the world’s series! lu the opinion of the magnate*, the treatment of Merkle during winter that 1* now coming to a clote come* very near the Ideal. And why? c _________ Oh! Merely because the winter time ie the date when the magnates are signing up their men for the coming year and the men are prone to keep a little clipping bureau of the pleasant things said about them, producing the same when contract signing day comes round and submitting them In the form of a brief whose purpose is the extorting of a good-eiaed raiee for the season that is to come. It's simply a business proposition on either side. The player Quite nat urally likes his little salary raise, while the manager is just as logically as anxious to scale down the prices as much as possible, meaning, ns If I does Quite -often, the difference be ; tween a losing and a winning season , wh» n the books are balanced in Oct ober. i Take the hold-outs of the recert , years in the American league! Haven't they, nine times out of ten, been the jstar players of the season in lmrnedl 'ate retrospect? Who are they this year? Well, foremost, perhaps. Is big Eld Walsh, over whom the winter prints I have gushed to a greater extent than any of his rivals—the iron man who has often been styled this winter, the entire Chicago team. Ed wants s*> 500 and says he Is really two pitchers And there Is Fielder Jones, who last | season enjoyed his most effective year I of recent date and whose team, though I only mediocre on paper, nevertheless. ! bad a chance for the pennant, right down to the last game of the sched ule-a feat of whl« h the public prints have been singing the praises ever since snow begau to fiy Fielder wants fdu.OOO for running the Sox next year. Nor should Ix>u Criger peerless catcher, be forgotten—he who Is being given credit for more than half of Cy Youngs effective pitching and whose doughty exploits in Boston's world’s championship years are being recalled to mind quite frequently. Lou is also among the hold-outs. Walter Johnson, wonder pitcher has Washington in a frenzy over his demand for $5,000. Charlie S< hmidt Is admittedly a source of worry here in Detroit. In 1007 Charlies was dubbed u crtistecean by those who saw hfrn< only in the world's series This, win ter he has been getting credit in the aftermath dope Don't think that many of these stories go to waste' Charlie keeps a scrapbook as do most of the wise plavera. And the hold-outs of the past! Who have they been? Well, In DM)7 Ty Cobb led the in batting and base-stealing. He was the darling child of the winter dope j artists. Did Ty rush to get under cover for 1908? Or was he finally (ornered only after half the fans In Detroit were ready to call in the allen ;vts to pass on their perturbed minds? Every year they were dubbing Harold Chase the Infant prodigy be was boosting the ante and holding out j till he got It The same was the case , with George Stone, after the winter la ; which everybody was talking about his marvelous rise from a Bostou discatd to a SL Louis batting king But why carry the Illustration any further? Ihe star players of one year are nearly always the most reluctant i signers of the next spring, and the verdict of the public, as expressed In 1 the sporting pages Is what decides the, Sporting Notes >i. A. I'.. 53 1 Adrian, J3. ♦4 - | U * A - t. Iraaue Mu■•>«-■ I<>ul|ttit. Dornmlo nud Ha>ea mill run J 6 u.llr. *»t St Paul. Feb I lie \ll ->u in., *l«-r«-uir<l Windsor 111*11. - '•* tu 11, at b»nk<_tt>ulJ Sltabiru alioot IliS Mix ha*k«-t». xrv» l uKhiml nnriinm ar* h«i’klug llr truli lluat club in It* efToit to laud tl.f national r*g.ttta ror next > i ♦4 Jo li ii u > t.xcr* of the I uln *aya llir < HI. •oX'> pllxh.ets Would iatliei have Cobb up In a pinch my time, than Ctaw* ford. 44 I nut lon tnueli* aain e moat br n *il,r [ one. Nut Goodwin fins w ithdrawn ila book after a lux* of tl"Utf'J iti I .. tli I ft- du) » 44 Ihr Iwit liooklm arrralrtl mi I li> I‘nrkS t-»t of trie lyiujalana rat Ins law g«.t »> »• n . month* apiecr- In tr.r l.astlia • link Shtcl an-• ■ it**- oit.as nv\t 44 Ihr Mlt-hiann haakrthall tram mill nal iripot the Y. M t* A quint from i>*-. , troit. unlM» th*- la11• • i ifis-nta to Pa\ iol !r n style which I* unlikCi 44 Ihr *olvm> la mllllna to ilia ii|i )• arr ■ . a ll r *lp tli M.i f.i, • ,rn «, i l-agu* Pit 'Th#* uianij iu «*-d >■) x\ thdr.iwal of th*- Great |,ak* -* I trau . 44 I p to dale >flehluun'a fuothnll ai-hrdulr *it th*- aum*- a« !a*t • n xx r h the *(x --< rpt 101 lof 1 , auh-tlt lit C-'l of Mai • I *1 ftte so V a rule ir»• ■ t Tt.uk *l«ii*-j air a.*o the -n-n~ .«* |.**t j 44 Mii x 11 roa «m:i it rolled n nr iciimra In 1 1 •• < lt> -ng to irti > w!11 •> if ,»r rrrot .»n<l 11-triv 11-hlard ;r- pin*G-<- tfsaeil .. r.- In h„ t v n n* pin l -»•'»<i' h*- .mil t Wi a ,i mkt*” 1 In'- 1J tri 11 •• main •-omp.-t t|on 44 X hi-'a n-tilird l’ln*Ms ban hrrn illaeox rlf-d who «*x « a iittj* FTf.i (oTiT r t ’ .it .liffr i,a.l rii I 11. ii tV w • l flvbt la* k l**kfi.a **. j»* t- . |\f, Os 111* }. *••*.',lf 1 .-.(tri, h! t*. ' If I , helm • »inn«-*1 hi* mlt.-l M that i time i Oh' V*-i » vx.il' Tannehill All Right Again. I.ee Tunn* hil . the clever third has** (man of the \Vj,ii*. 8m has full* re- I covered hi* h*-nlth and srvvs tti«ir h* wJH plav in hi* old time form the ' coming season. He hasn't been really himself for :i couple of sermons owing to injuries: hut when lie is right he ‘compare* favorablx with an> thlro i « orner man in the country He has alregdv slgtuM his contract, which makes the worries of President so 'misk-v one less ms l» wa* thought that I ‘ Tan" might give up ib* * a me this ( season THE DETROIT TIMES: TUESDAY, JANUARY a6. 1909. I identity of the nun who are to draw the high dollar twice «very month rrout the coffers of the magnates All over the countr> the rival due s in diplomacy are now on. 'I he bail players are usually holding out fi r i little more lhau the} really deserve, while their employers are nuiutally of fering a little less than the players rtally ought to get The inevitable compromise usually hits it off about right. I’m a good player.' argues the man whose signature is so earnestly de sired. "You're lucky to be holding a Job c/lnd Everywhere 7 hat Jeffries Goes the Mob Up and Says, Altogether, Like his WERECEPL/OM, GEORGE LEfITHfIM SHJIKESJETROIT No more, according to present indi cations, Will the little arena of the Windsor Athletic club respond to the cheer* of the loyal Canadians aa’they encourage Georg* lAruthaui. chaiupiou of Nova Scotia, iu his efforts to lain the everlasting stuffing out of liis*op ponent No mure will George be spouting his defiance to the world through the Detroit spoiling pages. Georg** recently droppeJ away from his reguiai haunts. is now col le* ting and disseminating souveuir postal cards from Chicago, 111. How long will be his absent e from the Michigan metropolis remains -o he *e-n. but th- tone of Georges let ter indicates that the period will he of i-orn*- 1-iigth, and th-n *'>mr But perhaps he will change his mind. MONTH! GETS TIGER GOCKILL (W-ori<H Co< Kill, baseman whom Detroit tiled out la»i spring. it* to go to hr. Jimmie <'an* > * Montreal 'lab of the Kaste.n leuaue acrordlUK t<» lutin' report* In the etttimation., of tlui.se who saw f'orkill'H work with Detroit and with the chumplon \S 1 1 11 uni x port club last year, lit- in a bettei lia'sM;un. base im ioi and fielder than has 'haj *■, trdiails of the initial Via thill in the big leagues at present. Cot kill ti.is an lion need hl«* retire Horn the grtute\ tn take Up ht •' profession as siuetural steel ehgt neer. bm ium y rnn.-t believe he Js klm* j bails*; this determinatioti Don't Get l Divorce. A w st< rn J\ul?e granted a divorce on nc'iMtit of tll-t* mper and ba I breath. In Kins'* N*w l.lfe pill* would have pie v»dif**d it. They curl Constipation. eaiibiiur bad breath a.ot Liver lioulile, the llldeinper, dispel fold*. banish, head a he*, ronqu*? r *hillh. At K (’ Klttsel, Central Ur ,4 Cos , Cray 4 Wor< est«,r. » Kid Basketball Teams, Attention. An> team of ba>k*dba!l Averaging round I‘J sears of age rail H'T a Kahi li) tailing tip Manager Hi ire Cart) u; ■Lb* Champlain A C, at L -juu J. lu this league.' 1* always the vein of aigumdnt from the magnate But, after it's all settled, the player ir variably confesses his belief that he might have done a b>t better last year and will enow it irw his work in the season to come, while the magnate. Icckecl in the seclusion of his office, heaves a sigh of relief and congratu lates himself that he has at last under contract the man whom he regards as the most valuable in the business for the purpose for which he is employed, and a man who, if he had his just de serts, would really be accorded tne crown in all baseball. Sunday’s All-Time Team Catcher*—Ewing, Kling, Kelly, Bre*- nahan. Pitcher*—Clarkson, Mathewton, Gal* vm. Walsh, Breitenstein, Brown. First b***e—Anson, captain. Second base—McPhee. Third base—Denny. Shortstop—Wagner. Lelt field—Ed. Delehanty. Center field Lange. Right field—Cobb. Utility Infielder—Lajoie. Utility outfielder—Donlin. ST. LOUIS WELCOMES CHANCE OF BARRETT In the S' I.ouis Tiroes Hal Laufrgan states that Roger Bresnahau would make a ten-strike by landing Jimmie Barrett, the old-time Detroit favorite. Buffett and Bresnanan have beet* mgoiuting f >r some time and Indica tions point to the attainment of an agreement. Barrett's knee is appar ently entirely recovered. Wrestler Ha* a Challenge. Harry Davis, a middleweight wrest ler. w.tn's a match with Clyde Bleak ley. or any other local or state grap jd* r ID* Is under the management of Bennv Klock, who can be reached at M 5473 or City *-»*♦;. Only 37 Ion? Shots dome In front in 7,0(10 Bates Out of more titan 7,<*OU racej run on Xnierlcan tracks during IHpk util) J 7 winner* were quot *’d a - odds of 4u to 1 or better. The longest priced winner of last year was i'**rcy Oreen. who scored at Louisville last May at odils of I3i> to I, tire price paid by me pari-mutuel machines, whi(’l) were then in use at ail of the Ki’titieky tracks The *onljr ** ImiM'S to win at lUd to l were \llevirttor ;t«ud Col. Jewell at Santa Anita; Semper Vera and Miatiflei at l.atonitj. Auffual lielmon l s Kield Mouse, who won at Belmont park last spring was quoted at Hu) to 1 li\ a few layera. but the general quotation was tJO. rii.M rt nrn n ** to m nun I A/ 'ii »t.\ r.M K.\, i« ant*ed to rura •n> ia»* •»f |i< hiiik Hltnd. Bieadtng or Pounding I’ le* in « to 14 day* ®» Lew n rsfandsd. 100. We'll Not Argue ' This One Yet In the Cleveland New* lid Bang ex presses the opinion that the return of FJick and Turner will do more for the Naps next year than the acquisition of Bush and Moriarty for the Tigers When the two Napland invalids show that they are as good as ever—against which it is safe to lay good odds— Mr. Bang Vv.ll be given an argument. Bang also asks what manager would think of trading Flick for Moriarty, and Turner for Bush. It s case to say that Clevsland for one would be tickled to death at any such chance, and would be ready to give a little SIO,OOO to boot And it's just as safe to predict that Detroit would scorn the proposition. Incidentally. Mr Moriarty’s firet name is George, not Mike. TIGER NEMESIS TIKES JHIIEIEHT ST. i.OI'IS. Jan. 25—8i1l Bailey, the Brown's southtpaw, is one of the first to sign up for next season. Bailey made a poor show ing as a box man last season, but his health was poor. He writes from his home In Texas that he now weighs around .the 180 pound mark, and la In good play ing form already. __ SPALDING’S ok km i ii. laoa ATHLETIC ALMANAC Kdll*d lo JAMRS K St’LLI\AN. P'' sldent of the Ania ■ t •• B t 1 1 it« At Ic Almuna< ta i > a full statist Pal rvpot t of the OLYMPIC CAMES of ito*. K-pP-t'- with photographs i , for, p Mtshrri l*rl«-r 10 tr»l» \t all newslanda and \. 4.. ttl'l l.fll VI i .1 II It I Ml., ■•r, I W iiiNiairil Mr, ©CLOTHING, HATS FURNISHINGS • o New Store. New Merchandise, JOHN b. MABLEY s* ‘’Seller of the Best Clothing in the World for the Money." Janjj^ 184-WOODWARD AVENUE—IB6- ggjjjP SPORTVIEW'S and REVIEWS I * THE «'.!»« Baseball * lub Incorporated If sou please. mid composed al * must entirely of veteran aiuaivuis whui« D«ni«« have been familiar to ithx world <>f lu« rfl mid IndtpriuUiil bull thro'%h Michigan foi goodness ; Know* *w map) years. Detroit luii probably an ot gatxlsatloii that la unique . in ilie wui id of iiKU t Thbr* la some unlntan* 1 ttonal humor In th* opening sentence of tha ar* itoi \l» rill-: UcUa of liiiorpoiillun, recently adopted which \\*i »»' 'open with the statement. We. the und*r*tgn«d i * being of age. but nevarthele»*. there la no team ♦ in Michigan oulaldi the Petrolt Tlgeia that haa ■* license to gel gay with theae saui* vet'iuna of the game, and. when It cornea to aoc'.al sessions. the Puss,ha* tlie* Arid to ltaelf. The laat feaat of reason and tloii of soul took place at a Bille mfr out on the east aide vvh*r*. gathered around the lunch table auch men a* John Kelaev, Kliner Smith, John l*oilge. Georg* 1 Md'lai*. Pharllo fluthard. Sam Vick. and ot he ta, u .»>*<• name* are household Wurdi in Michigan haaehall, awapped >.ii n» of exploit* of the past and exchanged vi. w » on the policies of tha f utui e. Mr Ke’.«e> started the ball rolling with one that hulks t>a< W nobody ' knew- or cated to figure out. how many yturs Into the past Ktlaey had scheduled a double header at Uattle freak that aeueon for July * The pett oilers aon the morning half handily, and Kelaey hustled ; down town to meet the pitch*! who was, coining out from Petrol! to heave the afternoon combat The ttaln had gone before he regihed the station, however, and was In despair until tnfoiuud thgi his pitcher might be found at a well known br*werv hran* I ilow n tin sti*et. No names were mentioned In Kelsey s narrative. but a stalwart athlete a* toss the table was unable to suppress a blush. The manager went down to Investigate and found his heav.i, feet oa th® bar. engaged In a most convivial sv.ston with Ed Kagan, then captain and tlrst battel of the ttullir freek club Pom* away said Kelsey. In a whispered ..inference ‘ You've got to pitch the game toduy. _ • Helslf responded the heaver. "Don't you see whut I m doing to r.agan . He'll be drunk In u minute or two' Kventuully Kelsey got his man away He .u» a nil the worae for war but Insisted h* was In perfect shape to -itch. They lined up for the *ft*r lu.un game and Kagan faced his frh nd ..f the noon-tld. tussle. The pitcher wound up and curved the hall over the plate, hot his swing carried him off his feet and he fell Mat on Ills face Eagan took a lerrlM. larrup at the ball, missed It by a foot, whirled round and also lost his equilibrium. .The two tlgrad dartanc*. prona on i • ground « •»"«*"« th. freekltc wa* summarily yanked out of the g-me Th. Petrolter was a hit wobbly for an Inning oi two and Hon pitched grand hall through the rest us the combat. H. re John Lodge took the Moor. I was manager on* year and were piny it g An •"'*h■ • M • vv..n t*• rt-st game and th* next morning 1 couldn't tin.l a solitary member of my t, am round the hotel The clerk told me they hadn l been In all night 1 found t* *ni a few doors down the *u r- t where tin y weie dallying wth oil. lie soda water That u'lernodi we gave the hlg crowd n disgusting practice and I heard somebody In the bleachvts say. Tlnni Petrolt fell, is >» all’ drunk today. Wf IS W*n ea»\ y\ ell. t‘ e Mist Au Sable batter hit a terrific drive down the third base line Pommy II idson made a dive for :t. speared It in his bate hand and Moated It over to Buff Pucharme. b.attrg the rur.net a nice step The next man ip lined one through the box a mt.e 4 tn!t. te. I'alhei Kit spat rick who was playing h.s last year befor*; entering tie priesthood ruejn and over, made a wonderful stop and threw with his eyes shut, on a Urn Pu» harrne left the t.p of Ills left tor on Mist hag r«-a.die<l out Into the .atmosphere With ms light hand and caught that hall In two fingers The third man hit a lm* drive Into deep renter John Kelsey set his back to the plate, turned lust In time In the middle of his sprint, an.l fp'-mej the hall In hi* gloved hand A* we .uine n 1 heard that voice from'the bleachers again hut I won t repeat what It said , . , Pouge. Twomey was catching that dav Just outside the right n»'j f.-ruH w..* the Methodist . church. On the Mock bordering th* left held fertc* stood th. Presbyterian house of worship Tb.- Mrtt time up Pmlger' knocked a few siates off the roof of the first mentioned edHl. e The next time h* smashed a pane of glass In tin* oth.r house of wot ship I'm 4 good CatholU but Impartial In the way I regard Protestants of all sorts.' said IVtdger when he,returned to the bench aftei the mom! drive. Where in Max** is the Baptist cliutch lii this let* burg We are perfe- tly willing to hear Mr. I! ing of Kiev, land asking "'her. In th* wut .t * th* manage! who would trade young Good* for Ty C»w H must he awful to get as strongly partisan as tnat Hilly Halley is a courteous young mar. and all that. >4o* we m Petrolt won t ytrl**\e if tls Brow n pit. *.n • alleg'd tin tease .n wight continues till ti* g*-ts fatly degeneration* of the l.catt. 0 - The writer wants to go on record under his own signature w.t'i l statement that half the American league managers who waived claim n George Cockll.l of the Tigers are making the supiefne blunders oT Ihelt ca reers. ollle Pickering and Case* Schreck engost are going to pick all-time taaijfs for tlds page In the hear future Watch ror them: They will give mot* opportunity for a rave and With Just as good an excuse as the »- lections of Billy Sunday, who, for a few seasons, held a job Oil a ' h lea go ilt b. They ure beginning to debate the Kiawford Cobh question outside ' >•- trolt now. Without attempting to give any formal pinion on the mattei. P*- trolt sentiment concedes that It's honor enoueh sot *!»h.*r of them to b* compared to the other Only One “BROMO QUININE." ui«t l» * Laxative Rromo Quinine (g Cur«u Cold In One Dr', Gr lr ’ THE INCREASING POPULARITY OF HOME TELEPHONE SERVICE is evidenced by the EVERGROWING NUMBER of Its users—Two of its Strong features worth considering are. rMOST REASONABLE RATES —UNSURPASSED SERVICE. (’all City 60 —let us explain our proposition^ Home Telephone Company Qrand Trunk Ry. System f% Jigs EASTERN FLYER CHATHAM— LONDON— BRANTFORD— m HAMILTON— TORONTO— MONTREAL— p. M. Daily QUEBEC— PORTLAND— BOSTON— * And Intermediate Polnta. Vestibule Pullman Service—New Fqulpment— Parlor, Library, Case Cara. G. w. WATSON, C. P. A T. A., 124 Woodward Ave. Telephone M. 39. ta PAUL H. BRUSKB.