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has -written a letter to President
Comiskey's office, in which he says
he will be as good as ever when the
1914 campaign opens. Edward wants
to start spring training early, and
may go to California, ahead of the
other players. This plan worked
wonders for Jim Scott last season.
Chicago University can have a
football game with Harvard next
year if it desires. A question of pride
is involved, as the1 Midwayites believe
they would be lowering their dignity
were they to send a team to Cam
bridge and then have the Crimson
refuse to play a return engagement
the following fall.
Coach Williams of Minnesota is
much peeved at the prospective
game. Minnesota was barred from
playing Michigan, and Williams says
he does not recognize any rule which
would prevent his team playing the
Wolverines but would allow Chicago
to meet Harvard.
Joe Mandot has left for Windsor,
Ont., where he meets Patsy Drouil
lard in an eight-round bout tomor
row night. Fans who watched Man
dot work in the local gymnasiums
are boosting his chances in the go.
Poor old Bombardier Wells. Get
ting knocked out has become a habit
with that Englishman. Georg Car
pentier, the Frenchman, walloped
Wells in his glass stomach in the
first round in London and the soldier
went out for the count. The fight did
not last a minute and a half.
Knockout Mars bested Frankie
Conley in a ten-round go in Cincin
nati. Mars had the better of every
round and made Conley look like a
A clergyman catechising a Sunday
school, when comparing himself
the pastor of the church to a shep
herd .and his congregation to the
sheep, put the following question to
the children: "What does the shep
herd dolor the sheep?" A small bov
ii the front row piped: "Shears
HOOPS, MILLIONAIRE'S SON,
BOUND FOR ASYLUM
Harold Fabyan Hoops, known jto
those who make up the night hfe of
Chicago as "Hoops, my dear," the
gayest of the gay, has turned his back
on the white" lights and this morning
is on his way to the Elgin Insane Asy
lum. Hoops, who is the son of William
H. Hoops, the Wabash avenue mil
lionaire, has had a stormy time of it
during his twenty-two years on earth.
His friends were not surprised
when he was first arrested for flirt
ing. "It's just like him," they all
said. But his father stuck to him
and got him out of the jam.
Then Harold began to hit the high
road. He achieved the distinction of
knowing every waiter in town by his
first name. But Harold fell from
grace again and. was arrested for
passing a bad check. And father
failed to come across with any 'aid.
But Harold never whimpered. He
went out to the Bridewell and served
three weeks. And Supt. John Whit
man claims he was a very good pris
oner. Sunday night young Hoops was ar
rested for the third time. The elder
Hoops then went before Judge Owens
and asked that his boy be sent to an
"Why do you all these wild
things?" asked the judge.
"I guess I'm crazy, your honor,"
the boy replied. "I often have bad
spells. Sometimes as often as eight
times a year.
Then two doctors said he was in
sane, due in part to the liquor habit.
Judge Owens then asked the boy
if he would go to the asylum. Hoops
hesitated. Then finally "I'll go," he
almost whispered. And two husky
bailiffs led him away.
Fifty-five per cent of last Tuesday's
vote at Santa Monica, Cal., was that
of women, and Sunday closing of sa
loons was beaten 3 to 1. Can you