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Joe Tinker to Brooklyn for $25,000,
the highest price on record. Of the
$25,000 Tinker gets $10,000 to com
pensate him for playing outside of
the United States and salary of
$7,500. v -v.
Thus three records, were "broken at
one sitting the highest pride ever
paid for an individual -player; the
highest salary ever iaid a player for
short-stopjping and the fact that a
magnate voluntarily- gave away real
money without being dynamited.
Cincinnati directors may crab the
deal, but the records stifl stand.
Incidentally, with this light shed
upon Joey's stipend, the income tax
ers will have a picnic.
Cincinnati also "traded "Speedy
Bob" Bescherto New York (for
Charlie Herzog; the .only Giant who
had dared admifc-he had brains Her
zog admitted it and proceeded to use
them, which is the "why" of his be
ing traded. Bescher, now the best
b"se runner in the league, will be a
terror under the McGraw system.
Catcher Hartley was sentenced to
Cincinnati for good measure.
St. Louis and Pittsburg ran amuck.
First Baseman Konetchy, Mike Mow
ry and Pitcher Bob Harmon go to
Smoketown for First Baseman John
Miller, Pitcher Robinson, Outfielder
"Wilson and Infielder Butler.
DOINGS IN NEW YORK
New York, Dec. 16. Police Com
missioner Waldo has approved of a
new and interesting system by which
desk men in the stations can get
into quick touch with patrolmen on
The system is to be tried out in
a busy downtown precinct. Ten iron
posts will be set up, at various cor
ners, each' having on top a green
globe 12 inches in diameter. Lower
on each post is a telephone appa
ratus. By turning a switch the desk lieu
tenant in the station house causes
the lights to flash simultaneously in
ftve globes. This will summon all the
cops in sight o" the posts. As" soon
as a policemar has reached one of
the posts and taken the receiver off
the telephone the flashing stops.
At nresent the nolice telephones
Lafe equipped with call bells, which
no pohceman ever hears unless ne
happens to be standing within a few
feet of te post.
A "movie" star who hastened from
.her' uptown apartment to a small
Jersey 'town, on telephone instruc
tions from the firm she worked for,
arrived there, by some mischance, a
day ahead of the rest of the troupe.
Discovering which to be the case, she
mquired of the station agent, "Can
yptf direct me to the best hotel in
"Yes'm, I can," he replied, "but I
don't like to do it"
"Why not?" asked the astonished
"Because, after you've stopped at
it, you'll think I'm a liar."
COUNCIL DIDN'T MEET
One hundred determined men, lead
by Jimmy AHman, chairman of the
agitation committee of the unem
ployed of Chicago, marched into the
City Hall last night, to present their
demands to the mayor and council.
The men were disappointed. There
was no session of the council, the
next meeting being Wednesday even
ing. A mass meeting of the unemployed
will be held at 814 South State street,
First Ward Socialist Hall, this even
ing at 8 o'clock. Arrangements will
be made "for parades of the unem
ployed and plans laid as to what ac
tion should be taken, if the mayor
and councu snouia reiuse to grant
the committee's demands.
It takes one-twentieth of a second
for a wireless signal to pass from
Washington to San Francisco. Beats
our telenhone service to a standstill,