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will abaridpir 'the 'Sox-Giants world tour when Portland, Ore., is reached and spend the winter writing baseball stories. We donVvouch for this. It comes over the wire, but may be , anotherStoveXieague yarn. If Matty does not quit it will 'be a hard blow to the promoters. After getting all the, dope :from" "the college correspondents, we have come to this conclusion: The only dope any of the conference coaches have of winnnigis-io can their reg ular elevens and put the scrubs into the varsity games. 'For these corres pondents all say the regulars are be ing stepped on, kicked in the face and otherwise maltreated byv the scrubs. Mysterious secret practice is fea turing the work of all he elevens. And there is a peculiar angle to that dope also. Tbe correspondent ariur due tells us that the Boilermakers are indulging in secret practice be hind closed .gates. . And then, by hek, the campus rep resentative" out at the University of f Chicago says Coach Stagg.kept some 'of his regulars on the sidelines "so they could study the work of the scrubs as the latter ran off some Pur due plays. If Purdue is practicing se cretly, how do the Maroons get'their information? There is a dyl mys tery here, much darker than the cop per colored negroes Captr Halpin's men are picking off every hour. The head of the detective bureau can do us a real favor by clearing up the puzzle. - " Halfback Jimmy Craig has come out- for practice at -Michigan, and' Wolverine, prospects have taken a brace. The star offensive man of last year's team wanted to stay out of the gains because of his studies, but he had it explained to him that studies were a minor consideration compared to football. He is not hard endugh to get into the Vanderbilt game- Saturday, but will be in the scraps after that. - We understand- Northwestern is fhuntihg'or a kiqker,- How' about Hemie Zim? He graduated from Har vard. Steve Ketchet and-Patsay DroUjfX 4ard .fought a hot. eight-round draw in Windsor, Ont., last night. Ketchel bored in continually, but the Cana dian offset" these offensive tactics by "good boxing. co o .MURDERER STOPS SHAMMING 'WANTED GOOD MEAL Somerset, Pa., Oct. 23Tohn Mans, murderer -and f6rmer coach man for Harry K. Thaw, sentenced to be jhaflged between the hours of 9 a. m. and 5 p. m., got a few 'hours' respite today when he stopped sham ming insanity by howling like a dog and" asked for a good .dinner. Theu' execution ."was postponed untjl t o'cfock and a chicken put! In the pot. OUST BILLBOARD-ZTiGHTS - Chanute, Kas., Oct. 23-The city council has ' ruled that - billboards must hot wear tights, and- policemen with white paper and paste are cover ing upportions of a musical comedy poster "that do not comply with the order. Chanute churches are respon sible for the action'. r r "You see that man walking across l? the road?" !Tes." - "Do-you know why he always car-i - ries, his umbrella V- "No." ' , "Because it -can't walk. See?"'