MIKE DOOLAN, PHILLY NATIONAL STAR, SAYS
HE HAS SIGNED WITH BALTIMORE FEDS
New York, March 7. Mike Doolan j pending National League pennant
of the Philadelphia Nationals, star de
fensive . shortstop of the National
League, today announced he had
signed -with the Baltimore Federal
This was in direct contradiction to
earlier reports that Doolan" had
agreed to remain in the Quaker camp.
"I have signed with the Baltimore
Federals," said Doolan positively to
newspapermen. "There is not the
I slightest chance of me backing out."
Mike refused to give the terms of
his new contract, hut it is understood
to cover a period of three years.
President Gilmore" of the Feds car
ried the war into the enemy's camp
this afternoon by moving his. head
quarters from the Hotel Knickerbock
er to the. Waldorf -Astoria, where the
organized baseball magnates have
Signing Doolan gave Gilmore con
fidence, and he started a vigorous
campaign to land Egan of Brooklyn
and Magee and Wingo of the Card
inals. He was well stocked with am
munition in the shape of regular
President Tener and Charles P.
Taft did an "Alphonse and Gaston"
regarding the sale of the Chicago
Cubs. Tener refeused to discuss the
matter, saying it was up to Taft, and
the latter likewise refused to talk,
saying the statement should come
Baseball men crowding the Wal
dorf were astounded at the news that
Doolan had hopped' to the Federals.
This morning President Baker of the
. Phillies gave out a positive statement
that the star shortfielder would wear
a Quaker uniform in the coming cam
paign, and the matter was believed
The loss of Doolan upsets what
ever chance the Phillies had left to
make a strong showing in the im
He is the fourth star definitely
landed by the third circuit from the
Philly camp, and there is still a
chance that Killifer will be forced to
live up to the terms of the contract
he signed with Charley Weeghman
and Joe Tinker.
No longer will Philly fans see the
crack defensive work of Otto Knabe
and Doolan around second base. Both
are with the Baltimore Feds, Knabe.
as manager. 1
With the herculean task of rebuild
ing his infield ahead, Red Dooin will
be lucky to finish in the first division
of the league this season.
AND THEN SUPPOSE THEY BOTH
FIND HER SOMETHIN' DOIN'
Indianapolis, Ind., March 7. Two
married men have asked the police t
here to find their "wife." Neither
man knows that the other has asked'
police aid. By comparing photo-,
graphs the police decided today that'
both men are looking for the same,
woman. She is Mrs. Annie Conroy;
or Mrs. Annie Lawson.
T. W. Conroy, who said he was
married in a justice of the peace's of-,
fice in Muncie, Ind., asked the police J
six weeks ago to find her. Urban R. '
Lawson of this city asked them today '
to find her. Conroy, who is a travel
ing clairvoyant, said that Mrs. Con-f
roy left him because she did not like
to" travel, saying that she would go
to her home in.a Terre Haute suburb.
The police theory is that Annie .
married both men and that she is now',j
seeitmg j. miner au venture,
FIRE DESTROYS THEATER
Fire of unknown origin partly de-
stroyed the Oakland Theater, 31st'
and Cottage Grove avenue, early to
day at a loss of $15,000. Fire Attor-'
ney Johnson is conducting an inves- j
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