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worked up over battle between Fred
die Welsh and Ever Hammer at Ra
cine next Monday.
Sunday was a big day for semi
pro and amateur nines. The Gun
thers and Union Giants played a hit
ting game, with the former on the
big end at the finish. Cold weather
interfered somewhat with fielding
and Gunthers ran up 16 runs off nine
hits, while Union Giants totaled 14
off eight safeties. ,
Hermitage Tigers 12, Hum. Feds 0.
Rothschilds 5, Blum Colts 2.
SS. Peter and Paul 6, Univ. Bil. 4.
Leaders 17, Rein Colts 3.
I. P. C. 7, Chicago Black Sox 6.
Dublin Sox 5, Maplewoods 4.
Joliet 2, Bricklayers 0.
Pullmans 2, Campbell Rovers l.N
Chicago Americans 5, McDuffs 0.
Chicago Swedish 5, Caledonians 0.
Chicago Screws 2, Haw. St G. 2.
Harvey 2, Frams 1.
Mohawks 3, Oiympia 2.
Primrose 2, Sellars 1.
Baseball umpiring no longer is a
black art attended by. skullduggery.
Diamond arbiters may now discuss
their alma mater provided they at
tended the school for umpires at Cin
cinnati If plans do not go amiss,
a dozen leather-lunged gents,
trained to the minute on details and
decorum, will be graduated from this
institution April 12, opening day in
the major leagues. It will be com
mencement day for the judges of
play, the first ever staged.
The class has been selected from a
list of 20 amateur and semi-professional
umpires of Cincinnati. Those
passing the acid test will be awarded
diplomas and assigned to duty where
the base hits are thick and the verbal
bon-mots frequent. A class of 30 has
gone through thewinter instruction,
but some win be required to complete
another writer's work.
Howard Renshaw, secretary of re
creation to the park commission had
charge of the tests. William Hart,
former National league umpire, is in.
charge of the graduating class. Billy
Carpenter, International league judge
of play, will sit in as master over the
Af first the venture was given the
ha ha by experienced semi-professional
umpires. One minor league
arbiter also ridiculed the class. Later
these scoffers enrolled. The course
includes the interpretation of the
rules of the different leagues, person
ality of umpires, systems of umpiring,
scoring the game, first aid and his
tory of the game as follows:
Rules. Interpretation of the Na
tional, American, minor and amateur
Personality of Umpires. Dress of
uniform. Gesture. Voice. Position
or poise. Attitude toward players.
Attitude toward spectators. Attitude
toward game. Contents of grip, tape,
first aid, etc.
System of Umpiring.' Positions
working single. Positions and divi
sion of decisions working double. Po
sitions and division of decisions
working quadruple. Positions and
duties before the game. Duties after
Notation and the Game. Scoring
the game. Report sheets and note
book. Protests. Affidavits, warrants,
etc. Evidence. Reporting for press.
First Aid. Kits for first aid. Arter
ial and venous circulation. Bandag
ing. Epileptic weakness. Police and
History of the Game. Story of
baseball by A. G. Spalding. Succes
sive rotation at bat and successive
action of player. Combined instaa
taneous effort as in Rugby football.
According Miller Huggins, man
ager, of the St- Louis Cardinals, an
amateur umpire can be taught so he
can save five years of his life by
learning the game thoroughly when
Sq far as we know there is no law
against movie actors drinking cold
tea for champagne in the cabaret