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.shift was that of Merkle to third
base, Kelly, a recruit, going to first.
Even that wouldn't win for the Little
Corporal Saturday and further
changes are in prospect The Giants
look worse than at any time since
McGraw has had the team.
Jack Ness, the-first baseman who
was thought released by the White
Sox to Baltimore, is now a local
semi-pro, a member of the Chicago
Magnets. It is possible that Rowland
is taking this -way of keeping the Pa
cific coast man in the neighborhood
in case of emergency. Saturday it
was said the release of Ness to Balti
more would be recalled, as he might
be needed here to replace Jack Four
nier if the latter did not improve in
his defensive work. By letting Ness
play with the semi-pros Rowland re
duces his roster and at the same time
keeps the rookie within easy reach.
, Yestercfay's rain played havoc with
the local amateur and semi-pro
schedule, washingto away all games.
Fred Van Riet, Sleipner A. C, won
the first ten-mile bike race of the
Belgian-American A. C. over Nortn
Side streets yesterday from a field of
64. Van Riethad a handicap of 4y2
minutes. Kockler, the veteran, start
ed from scratch and was placed 18th.
Harry Carlson was second.
Rain forced a postponement of the
speed trials at the Desplaines Speed
way yesterday, where amateur driv
ers who are to participate in the
western interclub trophy race May 20
have been busy tuning up their cars.
Mineralites ' knocked down 2,850
pins in the state bowling tournament
at the Randolph alleys, taking tem
porary possession of second place.
The other leaders were not threat
ened. Soccer Scores
Joliet 2, Pullman 1.
Chi. Americans 2, Chi. Swedish 2.
Corinthians 0, Amer. Bohemians 0.
County treasurer's office an
nounced that list of tax delinquents
would be issued. ,
N. Y. C. IS HAVING ONE SLIPPED '
OVER ON IT !
A bunch of telegraph operators,
towermen and signalmen are slipping
one over on the N. Y. C. railroad.
The line is threatened with a tele- i
graphers' strike and in a little office
on Federal street near Van Buren a 1
man is willing to pay telegraphers
$1.50 a day to remain on reserve.
For this 1.50 you sign an agreement
to work for the road at their regular
rates and to receive board and lodg
ing till your service are no longer re
quired. The fact that the job will be taking
the place of union men isn't making
a bit of difference to a number of
operators working in the offices' of
the Postal and Western Union here.
They just report once a day and col
lect their pay. But very few of the
men who have signed this unofficial
contract will go out and work when
the strike is called. They will do
what a bunch of Western Union oper
ators did when they permitted the
company to transfer them to St
Louis to break a telegraphers' strike
After sleeping all night and eat
ing a hearty breakfast at one of the
best hotels, the operators walked out
to see the sights and failed to return.
Some of the fellows who have signed
up with the N. Y. C. are very frank
in saying that they don't intend to go
to work if the strike is called.
MOVEMENT ON TO CLOSE BAR
BER SHOPS ON SUNDAY
Four hundred barbers cheered a
promise to close their shops on Sun
day at a mass meeting in favor of
Sunday closing held at 175 W. Wash
ington st, yesterday. C. E. Foley,
Pottsville, Penn., told the men how
he had closed up the shops on Sun
day in his home town and how he
proposed to do the same thing in Chi
cago. A campaign will be started
soon to close all shops on Sunday be
fore Labor day.