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11 DM Kill til m mi , BASEBALL IN OLD DAYS Connie Mack's Trick Befuddled Umpires and Players. Small Piece of Webbing, Fastened to Catcher's Glove, "Made Noise Like Foul Tip How It Footed Tom Lynch. When u hull player has been with Connie Mack two years iir nmru ho gen erally becomes it smart fellow whor In llio tricks of the game Hum the iiittal run of battlers. There are few angles Mail; does not know from the ground up. .Several changes In rules were due to the heady work of hall players and at least one change can he laid directly to Connie's door. This was making n fold tip out on the third strike, writes Malcolm McLean In Chicago Dvcnlng l'ost. Years ago a butler was out If the catcher caught u foul tip on the llrst ball delivered. Connie Mack was catching for the Pirates In ISM and he roomed with (leorgo Moreland when the team was on the road. George lind various olllccs with the Pittsburgh club, being scout, chief assistant, etc. One night Moivland entered their ho tel room before Mack and dug up the hitter's best catching milt, lie started to cut a hole In the center of It, and was still engaged at this tusk when Mack crime In. "Hey, (leorgo, what are you do ing?" asked Mack. This was a most natural query for a catcher to spring when seeing his best glove being treat ed In this fashion. "Never mliut, Just watch," replied Moreland, digging away. In n few minutes he took u piece of webbing out of his pocket, lie trimmed this to u certain meustire and began sewing It over the hole. "Come on, George; what's the game?" again asked Muck. ".lust ii minute," answered Moreland, without even looking up. Suddenly, us Mack gazed at the cu rious proceeding, Moreland caught hold of the weh and let It Dip hack. It sounded like the crack of a small whip. Muck needed no explanation. He was on his feet In an Instant, shouting: "Give me that glove." Ad Gumhert was pitching for the PI rules the next day and Tom Lynch, inter president of the Nutlonal league, was umpiring. On the (list hall pitched the hnttcr scarcely lifted the bat from his shoal- Connie Mack. der. .lust before It reached Muek' hands ho Hipped the piece of wcbbliis In his glove. "You're out 1" yelled Lynch. The hatter turned around In amaze ment. "Out? Say, I didn't even offer at the hall." "Can't help that; It's u foul tip," snapped Lynch. "I heard It." And the batter, puzzled and angry, had to stalk hack to his bench. Klght men hit the dust that day he fore Gumhert and Mack. Kvory oucu In a while Connie would Hip that web and the hatter would he out. Connie watched the butters closely and would Dually work his trick when lie miw the man was going n swing. It was Impossible for the umpire to tell whether the hatter struck the hall or not, hut he heard the tip all right. Muck never guvo that secret away, and he went along quite a time until Dually discovered. After that tiuio nothing was allowed to be placed 111 the glove like webbing or rubber. Then Connie learned how to snap his linger to make It sound like a foul tip. It wound up by having thu rule changed so that thu hatter wasn't out except on the third strike, when It was a foul tip. This didn't occur until thu following year, and Mack had a whole season In which to befuddle umpires and butters. DEFER BILLIARDS IN LONDON To Do No Championship Contest In England During Winter War la Qiven as Reason, There will not he a championship contest at Kugllsh billiards In London during the coming winter. Tho DM lla'rds Control club, which has Juris diction over professional billiard championships In Kngland, has an nounced that Melbourne iiiimin will be permitted to retain the title of cham pion Indellriltely. Ono reason given for the decision Is that some of the championship ellglbles mny be culled to (ho colors before the competition can by arranged. 3 B T '-r W WINTEH GOLF IS PLEASING INSTITUTION JEROME D. TRAVERS, OPEN GOLF CHAMPION. Winter golf, carried Into the South, Is a pleasing Institution. Hat so far as developing championship form, It Is entirely useless. Jerome Travers believed In resting up on the game from October to April. He found that lie came hack to play with greater keenness and greater effect. Oswald Klrkby plays practically no golf between September and April. Yet Travers and Klikby have been next to unbeatable between April and September. On thu other side, Phil Carter, who won live consecutive tourna ments at I'luehiirst last winter, failed to win a start after April. A few weeks of winter golf might he of service. Hut the man who tries to put In 1- mouth' or 11 mouths' play will soon come upon a stale game with all keenness erased. TO INSURE SOCCER PLAYERS Most Unique Idea Ever Evolved In Sport Tried Out Successfully In California. Probably the most unique Idea ever evolved In sport has been tried out suc cessfully In California and Is being considered by soccer football olllclals elsewhere. This is the establishment of a mutual protection Insurance com pany for the league players. Hereto fore soccer players, who are exposed to many injuries In the course of u seartou, played at their town personal risk and many suffered the conse quences of their accidents, as the reg ular Insurance companies will not handle these hazards. The California Football association, which litis suffered at various times through these runs of Injuries, llnully has decided to Insure Its own ath letes. Funds are secured through u small assessment of players, through a sale of programs, ami by smokers mill other sources. The plan provides for compensation up to ?."0 for any In Jury a player tuny sustain. HAILED AS COMING CHAMPION Young Jake Schaefer Thought to Have Good Chance to Succeed to Willie Hoppe's Title. Young .Take Schaefer has a good chance of becoming champion billiard 1st one of these duys say those who are expert In the hnlk-lluo game. Schaefer bus been coining along fust and Is soon due to reach the perfection of his play, which, his friends think, will place him w - Jake Schaefer. at the top. Among those who have been Instrumental In bringing out the best billiards there Is In Schaefer Is Willie Hoppe, tliu champion. Hoppe was a pupil of the late Jake Schaefer, the father of the present seeker after the title, and the Wizard was respon sible In large measure for making Hoppe the cue wonder he is today. It Is nothing .strange, therefore, that Hoppe would in turn Impart much of Ids own knowledge to the son of the man who taught him many of the liner points of tho greeuclnth game. Schaefer Is now twenty-three years old and In Ids style of play reminds ono forcibly of his fattier, who wiih ono of the greatest exponents of the game, sw f -v '-fy LITTII PICKUPS -0T5P0RT Sonkeiii Yoakum is still letting them souk 'liu. Aside from being bicycle riders most of them are sane. The AmateuivAllilctlo union has ll, ri(17.1U In Its treasury. w Jess Wlllard doesn't care a thing for money In Miiull quantities. u Milwaukee wants the 11)17 Western Handicap trnpshootlug tournament. l'Mticuted toes, It seems, win pluudlto on the gridiron an well as on thu stage. A caddie Is tho only spectator who is paid for watching a sporting event. Some minor league clubs made money last year. Tho Cardinals, for In stance. The way some players run buses you'd think first basu was thu cud of thu world. Since .Tuck Dillon opened Ids cafe In Indianapolis he Is .eager to meet all comers. New York horse show has distrib uted !?S(;;,;,- in prizes since Its loan giiiatlou in 18SI. Montreal A. A. bus tW2 members In the Canadian army, of which 02 were killed In the coullict. There are times when the bull play er Is all smiles the llrst and fifteenth of eveiy summer month. I.es Durcy has made more trips to tho United States than any other hu man being and ain't here yet. Ilurvard played Its llrst football game with Yale at Hamilton park, New Haven, November Kl, 187.r. The successful boxer these days Is the one whoso inunnger can beat ev erybody elsu to the telegraph olllce. If the war Is over next summer thu great American public will ho nble to concentrate Us attention on baseball. i Thu New York American League club will build a clubhouse at Macon, Ga for their spring training quarters. Ouu nf tho chief enjoyments of a slx-ilay hike race Is the wnrm Hop you get In a secluded corner of the lull cony. New Iberia, La., ought to ho a lino place for seasoning baseball players. It Is thu center of the tabasco suueu i Industry. I 1 Australia, according to Information recently received, litis levied a "tax of 17 cents on uvery dollar taken In ut boxing shows. "nail players do not play their best when barnstorming," says a critic, Most of theni must think they are barn Stunning all thu t.liue, ' '' The Pittsburgh club Is anxious to do some trading before the rtr.son of 1017 starts. The I'lrntes luive a strong list of youngsters and will iiuiku some good trades. . . SHOOTING HIS HOBBY Love for Hunting Is Inherent in Every Real Indian. Noted Baseball Pitcher Loves Other Sports, but Interest In Trapshoot- ing Grows Worthy of Man's Attention. (By CHAIILUS A. UUNDUH.) Can't see why every mail should not he u tiTpshootlng "bug." Certainly I must confess that thc-mlcrobe "has got inc." And there Is a logical reason why without u doubt the love for trnpshoot lug anil hunting Is Inherent in every man who lays claim to the throb of red blood in Ids t-lns. The "fever" Is Just naturally bred la the bones. It may lie dormant for u while, but soon er or Inter It Is hound to usert Itself. What man Is theie who cannot look hack over the jours and recall an ir resistible youthful desire to own u real gun? What man Is there who hasn't heal (I the call of the big outdoors? And surely what man Is there who could play the role of spectator at a real trapshootlng competition without ex periencing a lelre to take a crack at the lljlng eliij" himself and show the other fellow how to smash 'em? The old adage that a man Is only a grown up boy still holds good. The Intent desires of voutli tire hound to crop up. If you doubt It Just visit the netirest gun club some day. Porsoniill.v, I like all outdoor snorts. The bond between baseball anil myself Is practically unbreakable. Golf, too, "Chief" Bender. conies In for Its share of attention. Hut trapshooihi'.' Is my hohbj There's something lrressbu about Hie whirl ing, cavorting, elusive clajs that fairly challenges one's skill, And there's no let-up to the propo-Ulon. It not only interests lint It grows mi one. I have been banging away at the clay targets for over thirteen years, and even today every new competition, every new trial at the traps, sends me to the score with an increased desire and ambition to outdo all previous ef forts. From the standpoint of clean, whole some, Invigorating sport surely trap shooting is worthy of every man's at tention. And It Is surprising to note the number of women who are dally In dulging In It. Also It Is remarkable to I i'ii ni of the ninny "crack" shots to he found among the gentle sex. One sel dom picks up thu trnpshootlug news to day without finding surprising records made by some feminine devotee. This in itself Is ample evidence of the .wholesonieucbs of the pastime. In fact, If one wished he could undoubtedly consume many pages on the merits and virtues the educational value and tendency toward physical and mental development of the sport ut large. It's a big, invigorating recreation (but Is growing greater every day. If you have iipy doubts on the subject visit some gun club on the day of u shoot. Inci dentally, we If you, loo, don't get thu "fever." GOLF COURSE MOST UNIQUE Japanese Golfera of New York City Considering Purchase of Tract of Land for Links. Probably thu most unique golf course In America will he built In New York district. Japanese golfers of that city are considering the purchase of a tract of ground upon which to con struct a modern con -so. Japanese landscape gardeners will transform It into an oriental atmos phere and clubhouse and everything will lie of Japanese doslgn. It will be exclusively for Japanese of whom theie aie probably ,'HIO In Now York, expert In-tho game. WaVAn LVaBDYaVH&'lVr m sHVaVaVaV fcfajfcWT&fcwh'W,wvt W4ivMMvwMwMwn4 WAVAV.V.V.V.VV.V.V.VV.V.V.V.V.V.VV.V.V.V.V.VA' i BILLY EVANS SOLVES (Written Especially for This Paper by the Famous American League Umpire.) Harry Nlles and a recruit llrst lmoniun figured In n funny play nt Washington several years ago. Nlles at the time was a member of would not uake the catch, so in ptajed It safe, standing mldvvuy be tween 111 st and second to await developments. Nlles. who was dcitd certain that the ball would not be caught, passed the huso runner between lit -t ami second, not oven knowing that lie had done so, for he alvvujs run with Ids boinl high In tho air. Gesslcr did not make the catch and us Nlles slid across the plate, the man originally on first reached second. Jim Delehanty wus play ing second for Wushlngloti, and to complicate tilings all the more, be Informed the recruit that lie was out. The recruit, believing him, walked olf the hag, whereupon Delehiinty, getting the ball, tried to touch him out. IU failed, and after much running up and down, the recruit maunged to slide hack Into tht without being touched. Later, while sinndlng on the hag. he was touched by "l!ob" Unglaub. One was out ut the time. What would joit have ruled on the two plays laid you been In charge of the game? Ancwer to Problem. When Nlles passed tile runner between llrst and second ho was Instantly out. All that lie did after be passed tho other runner wus of no purpose. Imugliio how ho felt when. Instead of getting credit for it home run, lie learned that lie wus out. The recruit who hud reached second and then stepped olf, believing la was out, and tlieu finding such was not the case, ami not being able to regain second, got safely buck to first before befog touched, wus out when touched. Tho fact that ho was standing on the bag when touched did not protect him. Once having touched second, that base became Ids station, first base no longer oiYerlug him any protection. (Copyright liy thu Wheeler Syndicate, Inc.) .V'AV.V.V.V.VV.V.V.V.V.".V.V.V.VAV.V.VAV."AVJ,.V PORTING WORLD Most boxers try to talk themselves Into championships', Hexing and football go by different iianies they are so similar. Amateurs In sport play for exercise. A lot of professionals play for "love." '" In winter league baaiball the plyy ers use a hammer Instead of a hat. The way some players handle a base ball jou'd think It was u baud grenade. Cold weather has forced tho Cornell oarsuicii Into thu gjiiiuaslum for thu winter. If every All-American football team needed u. coach there would he no more unemployed. Louisville will entertain tho 1017 National Association of Professional Hascball Clubs. Dario Itestu may retire from tin racing game. IU may re-tlre In time for the next race. Tenuis Is the only sport In which a player can raise a racket without dis turbing the peace. Whenever they speak of an athlete "running like the wind" they must menu ho Is blowing hard. Mux Flack, the Cubs' outfielder, made hut two errors In ItKI chances for Hid giimos lust season, We hear on good authority tluit Kl mor Ollphuut will make the 1017 All American If he attends Yale. Some lighters are Just like rubber hulls, except that when they are knocked down they don't bounce. Another light winter exercise may he found In sneaking up on you'vuilt' and looking at the back of your neck. Nate Lewis, manager of Charlie White, has added Johnny Coulou, tho former bantamweight champion, to his stable. Jluunle Coffey suys Sam Itobldeiiu used lead lu bin gloves when hu knocked him out. It always feels like that, Jlnimle. The fine gridiron work of Howard Horry during the season Just closed has set ut rest the rumors that the Ponii star lacked gumeiiess, ' Charley F.hbets has passed up New ark and lu the future will use the Oak land Pacific coast league club as a farm for thu Hrooklyn players. As Noah hud two of every kind of bird, he must have had two college football, cUeor.-londors which vvns tough on Noah and thu rest of thu mil .nails, nosers are funny birds. They'll squabble ami quarrel for months, ami then, when they've, finally got together and settled their differences, they fight I . , Another Fed who hung on with the majors by a hair has passed Jo the ml- ,,nors, The Cliieliiiiutl, club has sold Pitcher' Subtil., to, tjbo Toledo ,Aiw) I- ran asoclatlon eliilt"" BASEBALL PROBLEMS the Huston Red Sox. He has since drifted out of the big league. The llrst baseman was a big fellow se cured by the Huston club for a try-out from one of the Coast league teams. I seriously doubt If a like play will ever happen again in any league, the big league In particular. With Ilostou at the bat, the recruit llrst base man had reached llrst because of a dropped lly ball, Nlles, the next hatter, hit u long lly to right field. "Doc" Gesslcr was playing right field for Washing ton. As Nlles tore madly for first base, ho made up his mind that Gesslcr would not lie uhlu to inuke the catch. He decided that the hit ought to he good for 1 1 ree liases and, possibly, for u homo run. The huso runner wus not so sure that Gessk-r HOCKEY MAKES NEW FRIENDS Limited Accommodation Hab Prevent ed Growth Commensurate With Sport Baker Missed. Hockey has long been recognized as one of the best of the winter compctl ttve games, and only limited accommo dation has prevented a growth com mensurute with tho standing of the sport. Tho new Amateur Hockey league Is likely to have an Important bearing on tho future of the sport, us it will provide ready-made players to recruit the college and club ranks, and do away lu u largo measure with one of the old evils the Importation of Canadian crack players to maintain the playing strength of tho American teams. Seven teams have entered for the eastern championship. Hobey linker, the most spectacular performer In the history of the game. Hobey Baker, Hockey Star. will he missing from the sport this your, having moved to Philadelphia, hut the fuel Hint he has put himself outside the sphere of league activities will likely add a greater interest to the sport. There Is a chaucu tluit linker, unable to rest content without a team, will organize one at Phila delphia and enter thu fray. BUG PICKS DETROIT TO WIN Man Who Predicts Tigers Will Carry Off Pennant Is Locked Up by Police Authorities. A man wns found wnnderlng about thu outskirts of Detroit recently, pro claiming that thu Detroit Americans would win the pennant lu 1017. Tho. police promptly took him Into custody, alleging that he was Insane, Ho was de tained pending Investigation to deter mine w)iot)er, his condition wus caused by the 1010 pennant rnco or by ex posure, Detrnlr Journalr"- v - if flP9Aii I i nrB I I ktTV r w OUR LEADING CLUBS Moulders of Public Opinion and Assembling Places for Citi zens in This City. Following nto tho locations of the lending aelf-BUBtalnlng clubs of Chi cago: Apollo Club, 202 S. Michigan avo. Uohcmln Club 3C59 Douglas boule vard. Builders', 112-118 Chamber of Com merce building. Calumet, Michigan ave. and 20th it Coxton, Tenth floor, Flno Arts bldg. Chicago Athletic Association, 12 8. Michigan avo. Chicago Architectural, Art Insti tute. Chicago Automobile, 321 Plymouth court. Chicago Club, Michigan ave. and Van Huron street. Chicago Cycling, 1616, 37 East Van Huron street. Chicago Motor Club, 1250 South Michigan avenue. Chicago Yacht, foot of Monroe t. City Club. 315 Plymouth court Cliff Dwellers, 210 S. Michigan av. Colonial Club of Chicago, 4441 Grand boulevard. Columbia Yacht, foot of Randolph street. Klks, Grand Pacific Hotel (tem porary), pending completion of now club houso nt 174 West Washington street. Englewood. G323 Hnrvard avenue. Edgowater Country, BCG8 Wlnthrop avenue. Fnrrngut Yacht Club, foot of 33d st. Qcrmanln Maennorchor, IOC derma nla place. Hamilton, 20 s. Dearborn st. Illinois Athletic, 112 s. Michigan avenue. Irish Fellowship Club, La Salle Ho tel. Iroquois, 21 N. a Salle st Illinois. 113 S. Ashland boulevard. Jefferson, Dearborn ave. and Maplo street. Kenwood, Lake ave. and 47th at. Kenwood Country, Drexel boulo vard and 48th street. Mid-Day, First National Bank bldg 17th floor. OakB, Lnko st. and Wnllcr ave. Press Club of Chicago, City Hall Sqtiaro Uulldlng. Quadrangle, Lexington avenue and 58th streoL Rotary, 38 South Dearborn at. Saddle and Cycle, Sheridan Road and Foster nvenue. South Shoro Country, lake short and 67th street. Southern, 20 N. Dearborn street Speedway Park Club, 140 S. Dear horn street. Standard, Michigan nve. and 24ti street. Swedish Club of Chicago, 1258 La Salle avenue. Twentieth Century, 2246 Michigan avenue. Union League, Jackson boulerard and Federal street. University, Michigan avenue and Monroe streot. Prof. Dwyer Makes You Physically Fit Professor Dwyer put the fihttog spirit in Theodore Roosevelt. He cm do the same thing for you. for $5.18 a month. Don't pay S5I.W for 25 treatments when you can get 12 months' training (or S68.CI, and come as often as you like. Professor Dwyer says: "I'll mako your brain work faster and pro duce more than it ever did before. I'll make you feel physically fit. I'll create more energy, vitality and stamina in that body of yours than you ever dreamed of having, and all because I will keep your mus cles, vital organs and bleod in such wonderful order. "All I ask of you is to investigate I my training quarters colore seeing any others. Come up and take a free trial treatment. You will im mediately be convinced that I have the finest training quarters in the city. I give my personal atten tion to each one. All my work is individual. Three instructors on the floor at all limes." PROF. M, , DWYER 19th Floor, Continental & Commorclal Bank Dido, 208. So. jLa Salle Street Phono Wabash 7136