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11 U HUGH inn o o o o o o o o to o o to o o arswsvtn 8 a c 6 owe mcrsvrs 1 TO HELP BATTING Iluslness of devising ways nnd mentis to liclp bnttlng In the Nn tlotint league seems to he occu pying the magnates. Herewith a few suggestions : Kqulp the lnfleltlcrs with box I tin gloves. Tag the outfielders with n bnll and elmln. o Make Grover Alexander shoot g 'em from the port side. b Hnvo Dick Itudolph recite p ."Curfew Shall Not lllng To- E night" while delivering the hall. Mount .Ten Proffer on roller o skates on his pitching days. Id 3ULPooooooooooooooooooooo(p UMPIRE BYRON TELLS STORY Slnglna Arbiter Relates Incident of Game Played at Newark Player Wished no Harm. Bill Byron, the singing umpire, who says there han't been a single kick ngnlnst his decisions since October, tells n new story on himself. Bill han dled the Indicator In the International league before he came to work on the Tener circuit, and ho avers thnt he had quite as much trouble In the wlnors ns he has In the National league. He umpired In Newark one day and In the course of the game he called n man out at Hip plate on a Umpire BUI Byron. closo play. The player arose, dusted off his uniform, and then pointing to 'the chimney which towers high ovci the field, he said to Byron: "Bill, I ain't sayln' nothtn' to you. I ain't mnkln' no kick or nothln', but I hop; that that chimney falls on you and hits you one brick at n time." Bill snys the hope was so soothing and so original that he did not put the player out of the game. WABBLE OF SHOOTER'S KNEES Close Scrutiny Will Indicate Whether Man Is Seasoned Sport or Just Beginning. Tho popular detectlvo of fiction. Sherlock Holmes, once admitted thnt a man's knees were the sent of great en lightenment, and from this source he drew many of his deductions. It Is Interesting, therefore, to scru tinize a trapshooter'H knees while, he Is In action. Do they wabble not? Ho Is n seasoned shooter In good physical condition. Do they wabble? Ho is 'anxious, perhaps a little new at the game, but so happy and willing to eel jthat next target he cares llttlo whether tho sun, shines or the equinoctial Is on. It Is a fascinating sport without placing strain on tho nervous system; In fact, trnpshnotlng steadies the nerves. It combines sport with fresh nlr and sunshine and saves many physicians' hills. Physicians nnd nurses recommend tho sport as n health tonic, and If the .patients follow tho advice given there iwIU not bo much need for tho physi cian nnd tho nurse. AMERICAN JOCKEYS IN SPAIN j Frank O'Neill Heads List With Fifty. Six Successes Conn Was Leader Among Others. Frank O'Neill, tho famous American Jockey, Won tho championship of tho (French Hut racing sensop, which was itrnnsrerreit to spurn, wuu iw succes ses, Georgo Stern was second with 10 wins anil William McGco was third with 20 victories. Tho leading owner was J. D. Colin, with stakes to tho vnluo of $01,000, mainly duo to his horse, Teddy, who netted $27,000, W. K. Vnnderbllt's stablo was second with $51,000. PLAYER COST LITTLE MONEY Roger Hornsby, Sensational Youngster With St. Louis Cardinals, Was Dug Out of Bushes. Llko n Brent many major leaguo stars, Roger nornsby of tho Cardinals, cost his owners n smnll sum. Horns by was dug out of tho bushes by Boh Cannery, tho Cardinal scout, and was purchased for $.r)00. Ho made good with n vim In n St. Louis uniform and was easily tho most sensational youngster brought out by the old leaguo last season. Any club In tho ?cnguo would give $10,000 or uinro for nornsby now. A tiLy m i wAttfcl Baala. I ' jHTjfl laiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiH THREE-CUSHION CHAMPION OF COUNTRY I iLLHLLvaW' m ' liiiiiiiiiiMiiiiiiiifliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiim 'aaaaaiHfltfikaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaanaaaaaaaaaaHkanBtMhaaaaaaai frjfjrfaafa.fi'i 1 1 'cfrWi fTrWWtfrfvrtr iiif ri itVi m nfrirt jvh.f.wriwiwj - n r i in . it rfif itv ' i ' i -1 ' " -n-T'-'rrr WJJ" J-t- MOORE RETAINED TITLE BY DEFEATING DE ORO. In defeating Alfredo De Oro for the world's championship at threc-eii'di-Ion billiards in New York, George V. Moore not only retained his title, but took possession of the diamond trophy, emblematic of the championship; took down n slake of $-."0 a side, the entire purse uf SHOO olTered, and also won u big side bet. Moore's ability at the hard-angle game Is remarkable, for he Is seriously handicapped by being a man of small stature, and consequently experiences great dllllculty in reaching ninny shots that to 'the player of the average height are deemed ensy. Moore's ability lies In his wonderful safety 'play and the remarkable nccuracy with which he counts from natural position. Sloore Is the smallest man In stature that ever held the three-cushion title. WHEN ONE HIT COUNTS MOST William Chase Temple Figures Differ- ence Between .250 and .350 Hitter In Ball Game. The difference between a .-."0 mid n .IKO hitter is Just a trllle more thnp one hit In every three games. Sounds astonishing hut It Is true. Just about one-third of a safely per gaino divides the Coblis apd the Speakers and the Jacksnim from the hoi pollol among swntsmlths. William Chase Temple, donor of the Temple club and one of the best rec ord men on the national game In its entire history, lias figured, it out. He has taken all the averages of both leagues to reach ills conclusions. Temple's statistics show that each player in the National league averages 3.0-1 times at bat per game, while the American league averages :i.U times, making the grand average of lM2 at bat for every major league player In each game. "Having reached these llgures, I then found thnt to bat .HfiO In 100 games a player would have to make 127 hits," said Temple. "A .'J.r0 bat ter will make 01 hits In every 100 games. That shows a difference of 30 hits In every 100 games between a .:i.r-0 and u .'J.'O hitter. "Therefore, It can bo seen readily that the .II.'O hitter, making .'10 more hits in each 100 games than docs the .'.TiO man, averages only about one- third hit more per game than the low hitter, or 1.03 hits In very tlueo games." FINLAND TO RETAIN TITLES Hannes Kohtemalnen Wishes His Country to Hold Running Cham pionships Long as Possible. Hannes Kohlehmnlncn, Finnish cross-country runner and hero of the 1012 Olympic games, wants Finland to retain dlstiiiiee-runnlng champion ships ns long as possible. When Hannes felt himself slipping he turned his attention to tho trnlu- Hannes Kohtemalnen. Ing of Vlliar Kyronen, u countryman, nnd bus mndo him one of tho best dis tance stars of tho world. In action Kyronen resembles Kohleh mnlncn, and many believe ho will ocllp&o tho performance of his teacher. INDIAN STICKS TO ATHLETICS Jim Thorpe Sees no Reason Why He Should Give Up His Vocation in Sporting World. JIM Thorpe declares ho has no Idea of retiring from sports. Tho famous Indian says: "Sports means a living to me, and there Is no reason why I should give up my vocation. I cannot say whether or not I will play foot ball next year, but If I do not, I will coach football. I am not under con tract to play baseball with any team In any leaguo next year, but luivo chances to sign If I wish, Thu New York Giants have nn option on my services now. I will probably bo back coaching the Canton, 0 team next full." u JMfiMAiA UTTLEPiaflB -OT5P08T Stanley Yoakum was well calked In eastern bouts. Baseball tickets w'll not be sold in thu 5 and 10-cent stores this year. Pocket billiards title seems to change owners as often as Willie Hoppe's title doesn't. If "Gunboat" Smith expects to be champion of the world he must believe In reincarnation. If too much exercise Is Injurious some ball players ought to stay away from tho dinner table. Columbia has got out u football schedule, but they did that last year without playing any football. Boxing to aid the European sufferers Is all right, but who's going to aid the sufferers who seu the tights? All baseball managers should mnko expert lumber men, they havo had so much experience dealing In wood. A dumb mnn could get about as much satisfaction playing golf as a deaf man could get ut a modern boxing bout. Professional runners don't seem to bo ns prevalent us they used to be, probably because they havo taken up boxing. "A golfer must bo utile to think," wo are Informed by u gelling publication. Tliomnsrot. Don't boxers and ballplay ers golf? Grouchy Gus says: "Them Is one virtue In basketball you don't have to play it or seo It If you am In your right mind. One often hears of pugilists engag ing In a tight to settle a grudge, but one notes that It Is never a grudge against money. Portland has three players who by all rights should bo members of the Suit Lake Bees. They aro Big-Bee, Hlg-bee, and Be-bee. Boxers aro a lot more prevalent In winter than in summer because sleep ing In the open Is so darned uncomfort able In the gelid season. Spring training Is necessary for ball players, because souio of 'em scarcely touch u card all winter long, and get mighty rusty In their poker. Going to bo u lot of reforms In base ball this year, so why not pass a rule requiring umpires to address the cus tomers In the English language? Just because Tex Itlckard went to sea to get his llsli Is no reason for peo ple to call Les Darey one of that breed of swimmers that aro round and bony. Them Is a possibility that Miss Fan nlo Durack and Miss Miuu Wylle, the great women swimmers from Austra lia, may coiuo to this country tills sum mer. Neilr-champlon pugs havo no mom right to demand what they do of pro moters than a cigar store salesman has to sell cigars to a woman before Christ mas, Tho Culver brothers, twins, who piny on the Helmut high school of To ledo football team, aro probablB stu dents at the University of Pennsylvania next fall. They play tackle positions. Football at Galhii'det eollepe, Wash ington, D. (.'., in mil, will be under Uio guidance of twin brothers, Arthur Wenger having been elected to thu cap taincy of the eleven, whl'o Bay Wenger Is to be '.aiuuig r. rtnTo'b oOooooooooouuuouooooi' MANAGERS FOR 1917 American League Boston .lack Barry; Chicago, Clarence Ilowlanil; Detroit, Hugh Jen nings; Ht. Louis, Klelder Jones; New York, Bill Donovan; Cleve land, Lee Fold; Washington, (Mark Grllllth ; Philadelphia, Connie Mack. National League Brooklyn, Wilbur Itoblnsou; Philadelphia, I'at Moron ; Boston, George Still lings; New York, John McGraw; Chicago, Kred Mitchell; St. Louis Miller Hugglns; Pitts burgh, Jlmmte Callahan ; Cincin nati, Christy Mathewson. &2JSLSUISLSIJJJJ3JI.Q PJJUUULP-fl-J DODGERS TO KEEP CUTSHAW Manager Robinson Declares Second Baseman la One of Best Inflclders In National League. It was reported nfter the world's lerles between Brooklyn and Boston that Second Baseman George Cutshaw Of the former club was to be disposed of by Manager Itoblnsou, because he did not play with any degree of bril liancy In tin big event. He stumbled In one or two instances In the series, nnd Immediately Brooklyn "knockers" had him shipped back to the minors, forgetting that bo was as Instrumental In helping the Dodgers win the Nation al league llag as any other player on the club. ft has developed now thnt Cutshaw Is not to bo cut off the roster. Man ager Robinson has declared himself. He thinks Cutshaw Is one of the steadi est Inflclders In the league, ultliough George Cutshaw. not a star. Ho played In ir.l games In the race and In every one performed to the limit of his ability. "By the time the world's series was reached Cutshaw had genu stale," said Robinson. "He was one of my hardest players and one upon whom I could always depend. Several times while tho race was on be should have been out of thu lineup, hut he refused to go. He played second base better than most of the other men In the league. Ho was a timely hitter nnd now I find no cause to get another man to take his place." BONUS GIVEN FOR DIPLOMAS Dutch Ministry of Marine Offers Re ward of 100 Guilders to Those Achieving Certificate. Following tho example of the Brit ish Olympic association, the Dutch Olympic committee Is giving diplomas for a certain standard of general ex cellence In several branches of sport. Tho Dutch ministry of marine, bearing In mind the value of physical tltness iiikI the excellent training which sport Is giving, has decided to distribute a bonus of 100 guilders a year to naval men who succeed in obtaining Hie diploma for all-around sport. COACH DOBIE WOULD RETIRE Great Pilot of Washington University Makes Annual Declaration Threat to Quit. Gllniour Dohle, the great coach of tho Washington university, Is singing ills "Good-by, Hoys" song again. Dohle "retires" at the end of each football season. But the opening of tho next ulways finds him back on the Job. Doble's chances of retiring are what you call nil. Ho has been pi loting football elevens for something llko ten years and, as we recall, only ono of his tenuis has been hetitcn In thnt decade. And Washington needs him. TRAPSHOOTING IN BIG FAVOR Moro Than 26,000 Shots Fired During Season Interest in Winter Sport Is Growing. William IT. Johns, commodoro of the Bny Side Yacht club, Bay Side, Long Island, In his annual report, has the following to say about trapshootlng: "In our trapshootlng work 20,.'2fl shots were fired during the season, and the Interest In this splendid winter sport Is growing with every year." The above seems to express In a few words t!'1" attitude and feollr-g of many dubs, not ulom gun cluhi. I if T OH V '--: J BILLY EVANS SOLVES (Written Especially for This League In u rather unusual piny In tin tho Umpire was called upon to use the rules. His Llr''! a rather slow bounder to the shortstop. That player decided to mnko nn attempt to get the runner nt the pinto If possible. A perfect throw was needed to turn the trick. The Inflelder got hold of the wet spot and cut loose u weird throw which sailed high above the catcher's head, striking the wire In the stand about ten feet above ground mid sticking there. The catcher raced back to the stand, took oft bis big mitt, threw It at the ball, and caused It to drop to the ground, lick ing It up, he threw to the pitcher, who covered the plate, lu time to get the runner who had attempted to score from second on the wild heave. Rather an Interesting play to come up at a very critical moment. Had you been lu charge of the contest how would you havo viewed tho affair? Answer to Problem. The umpire In charge of the game permitted the runner originally on second to score, despite the fact that he had apparently been retired ut the plate. Sect,ln .'I of rule 72, relating to ground rules, says: "In nil cases where a thrown bull goes Into u stand for specta tors, or through any fence surrounding the playing Held, or Into thu players' bench, whether the ball rebounds Into Hip Held or not, tho runner or runners shall be entitled to two bases." The screen used on all grounds directly behind tho catcher Is placed there simply to prevent accident as a majority of thu balls fouled and thrown go directly In buck of the catcher. Thu screen Is not placed there to prevent balls going Into the stand for any other reason. While tho bull did not go Into the stand, the umpire held It would have done so bad the screen not been there; and he also took Into consideration the fact that the player was forced to remove his glove and throw It at the ball to remove It from the screen. The president of tin league urtlield the umpire and commended his Judgment. A precedent having been established, othr umpires now follow It. f CopyrlKht !' tho Wheolor Syndicate, Inc.) mmnistM' PORTING WORLD Tho only nnlinal u golfer Is afraid of Is u squirrel. Harvard boxers get their training timing the football season. Fast side, West side, all around town, "When Is Les Darcy going to light?" Tho retirement of Bill Carrlgan will he a great help to seven American leaguo clubs. Contrary to general belief nn umpire doesn't wear a mask to keep him from biting the players. Professional football ought to ho a good field for a lot of our best little boxllghters to enter. Swedish runners will Invade Ameri ca. Thank your stars thu Swedish wrestlers are not coming. Someone said that It takes courage to play golf. It probably does, for about ten bucks ti hole. Hugglns has the Cards, Matty the Reds and Gaii.el the Blues. Great chanco for a little game. Bill Morrlsette, new Giant pitcher, comes to McGraw witli a great repu tation us a tenor singer. If some players could throw a base ball the way they throw the bull what wonderful pitchers they'd bel Christy Mathewson manages Cin cinnati in summer and manages to get away from Cincinnati lu winter. Honus Wagner has taken unto him self n better half. He'll touch all thu bases lu the domestic leaguo now, No chance to go wrong on nn nil American billiard team W. lloppe, Willie lloppe and Bill Hoppo will do. Above tho din of tho peacemakers one hear, now nnd then, thu faint, liall'-stllled voice of tho baseball mag nate. Understand that Mr. Stalllngs con siders himself pretty well fixed for players, hut Iio'd llko to sign u few new umpires. Tennis players needn't ho so chesty about playing on skates. Boxers anil ballplayers havo been going on skates for many years. It's easy to criticize boxers, but If wo had to name thu worst lighter In tho world we'd want to bo sure wo could run faster than he. Three veteran knights of tho ring Jimmy Walsh, Stevo O'Donuell mid .Too Foley aro coaching Harvard students In tho manly art of self-defense. "A fighter agrees that he lias to fight his way to tho top. But once at the top ho doesn't believe ho has to light any more," snys an expert. M If thought reading over becomes pos sible It will finish baseball, for umpires vould plaster on so innny lines that every player would be several million buck? lu debt ut the end of the beasou. BASEBALL PROBLEMS Paper by the Famous American Umpire.) American league game last year, common sense ns well hs to follow decision started a lot of argument and was protested at the time, but the ruling was held to be the correct one, nnd Is now followed by all tin umpires. The play camo up in the first half of the ninth Inning, wllh the home teatn leading by the score of 2 to 1. The visiting club started a rally, getting men on second and third with only one out. A spit ball pitcher was doing the twirling for the homo team. Any Inflelder will tell you that tho spit ball Is harder to throw after the batter lilts it than It Is to pitch It. The wet spot seems to spread, and If the Inllelder's grasp happens to hit this wet spot, tlieie Is no telling where he will throw the ball. It so happened that the butter bit TURNED OUT WINNING TEAM Coach Moakley Has Been Quite Suc cessful While at Cornell Squads Won Many Events. Coach Jack Moakley of Cornell, who recently celebrated his fifty-third birthday during the eighteenth year lie has spent at Cornell, hits turned rm--iiWi i i r Jr Coach Jack Moakley. out winning cross-county teams In ir races and Ids squads have won the Intercolleglatu track and field games seven times. INTEREST IN HOCKEY PLANS Pacific Coast Magnates to Try Out New Wrinkle In Order to Enliven Ef forts of Players. Hocked players lu the Fast are In terested in the plans of Pacific coast hockey magnates to try out a new wrinkle this year, lu order to cre ate greater Interest and enliven the efforts niuong Individual players, the coast men are going to award a championship emblem to the player who proves the most valuable to his team throughout the season, The plan will he wmked out along Hues similar to that In the major leagues for se lecting the most valuable ball players In the two big leagues. Every hockey ilnyer In the league will have a chance to win the emblem, mid points scored throughout the season and recorded In connection with the player's perform ances, will he used In helping to decide the winner, iiiero lire plenty of crack hockey players on tho coast, particu larly In the Northwest, anil competi tion will lie keen until tho season comes to u close. MOST UNPOPULAR WITH FANS Proposed Reduction of Bleacher Seats Not Favored by Boys Will Work Hardship. Reducing tho number of SR-cent Keats at major league parks will be most unpopular with the fans, espe cially tho younger generation. The olllce boys have enough trouble In their whistling lives to get together two hits to sit lu the sun through a game, liaising four bits may becuim u real 'midship. mAkm. fs. .Ill m MdjjjCt 'to StttjiH4'f4 A W4 OUR LEADING CLUBS Moulders of Public Opinion and Assembling Places for Citi zens in This City. Following aro tho locations of tat leading self-sustaining clubs of Chi cago: Apollo Club, 202 S, Michigan av. Bohemia Club 3059 Douglns boule vard. Guilders', 412-118 Chamber of Cora morco building. Calumet, Michigan nve end 20th sL Caxton, Tenth floor, Flno Artfl bid. Chicago Athletic Association. 12 B. Michigan nve. Chicago Architectural, Art Insti tute. Chicago Autotnotille. 321 Plymouth court. Chicago Club, Michigan are. and Van Burcn street. Chicago Cycling, 1C15. 37 East Van Buren street. Chicago Motor Club, 1250 South Michigan avenue. Chicago Yacht, foot of Monroe it. City Club, 31G Plymouth court CHIT Dwellers, 210 S. Michigan are. Colonial Club of Chicago, 4441 Grand boulevard. Columbia Yacht, foot of Randolph, strcot. Elks, Grand Pacific Hotel (tem porary), pending completion of now club house nt 174 West Washington street. Englcwood. 6323 Harvard avenue. Edgewater Country, 5668 Wlnthrop avenue. Farrngut Yacht Club, foot of 33d at Germunln Maennerchor, 106 Oerma nla place. Hamilton, 20 S. Dearborn at Illinois Athletic, 112 S. Michigan avenue. Irish Fellowship Club, La Sail Ho tel. Iroquois, 21 N. La Salle st, Illinois, 113 S. Ashland boulevard. Jefferson, Dearborn nve. nnd Maple street. Kenwood, Lake ave. and 47th st. Kenwood Country, Droxel boule vard nnd 48th street. Mid-Dny, First National Bank bid-., 17th floor. Oaks, Lake st. and Waller ave. Press Club of Chicago, City Hall Square Building. Quadrangle, Lexington avenue and 68th street. Rotary, 38 South Dearborn st, Saddlo nnd Cycle, Sheridan Road and Foster avenue. South Shore Country, lake abort and C7th street. Southern, 2G N. Dearborn street Speedway Park Club, 140 S. Dear born street. Standard, Michigan ave. and 24tk atreot. Swedish Club of Chicago, 1268 La Sallo avenue. Twentieth Century. 2246 Mlchtgu avenue. Union Leaguo, Jackson boulevard and Federal street University, Michigan avenue aad Monroe street. Prof. Dwyer Makes You Physically Fit Professor Dwyer put (he fightlag aolrlt in Theodora Roeiavalt Ha em do the seme thing for you. for J5.M a Moilh. Don't pey S5I.M for 25 treatments when you oin get 12 months' training tor S6I.H, 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 bclore. I'll make vou feel uhvslcallv nt. I'll create more energy, vitality and 1 stamina in that body of yours than I you ever dreamed of hiving, and all because I will keep yourmus- I eles, villi organs and blood in such I wonoeriui order. "All I ask oi you is to investigate my training quarters beforo seeing any others. Como up and lake a free trial treatment. You will im mediately be convinced that I have the finest training quarters In the oily. I givo my personal atten tion to each one. All my work is individual. Three instructors on the floor at all times." PROF. M. J. DWYER 19th Floor, Continental &. Commercial Dank Oldg, 208 So. La Salic Street Phono Wabash 7136 A iaiiiiHaVkW ill'"