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v S.S -'f jTrr- O6 y: ' ,- -& . j&-.fr:st r "--Vyi '-'?f?V 05? x".v2 ' fc- k j-i.ij- THE WASHINGTON TIMES, SUNDAY, JUfrY 9,1911. 12 Division of Opinion Among Baseball Fans As to Proper Time of Starting Game FANS DIVIDED ON THREE-THIRTY AND "Mac" Blames the Umpires Principally for Loss of Game to Detroit GROOM IN PIVOT PLACE AT DETROIT HI T Votes Even on These Hours Mitchell for Tiger Will Try to Improve on Work Here. h for Starting Baseball Matinee. ) T 'r -r--"CL" e'V; -i', PO ITYGAffiE IN THIRD CONPLIC SOME FOR FOUR, AND' SOME THREE Proposition to Be Acted Upon on Return of the Nationals From West. At the end of the week of balloting on the most popular time for starting the ball games at National Park tho number of votes on 3:30 and 4:30 Is even. With the beginning of the week the earlier hour ran far ahead, but Friday and yesterday there was an Influx from Government clerks, and tho late hour was strongly supported. There were some votes for 3 o'clock, ad some for 4, but the real contest narrowed down to 3:30 and 4.30. Before leaving here Jim McAleer said he favored 3:30 o'clock as the starting time, and it was In vhe hopes of getting aij expression of opinion from the fans that The Times started the voting con test. As soon as the directors decide to take up the question, the votes will be presented for the guidance of the moguls. Among the players and visiting man agers there is a strong feeling tor 3.30, and if the patronage appears assured It would not be surprising to see the starting hour moved up. The Nationalt, will bo back In Washington the last week of July, and then McAleer will un Into conference with the management ou me suDject.- Program Out for Big Detroit Golf Meet CHICAGO, 111.. July 9. The program of the thirteenth annual championshrlp golf tournament of the Western Golf Association to be held July 24 to 29 at the Detroit Golf Club Is announced and promises to be interesting throughout. The annual contest for the Olympic cup will be played July 22, and is open to teams of four from any golf associa tion In the world. Play for the championship will start July 24, the lowest 64 scores in the round of IS holes continuing at IS holes the following morning, the low 32 scores qualifying for match play. The flrst match round will be played in the after noon, the rest of the rounds being at 36 holes. A number of special events will be held In connection with the champion ship, those failing to qualify in the flrst 64 being eligible to play for the treasurers", directors' and committees' cups, 16 qualifying for each. Entries close with E. A. Eulass, 909 Ashland block, Chicago, on July 17. Phillies Angling for Brooklyn's Players PHILADELPHIA. July 9. There are probabilities that the Phillies may be able to engineer the .deal which has been hanging Are with the BrooUIyns for the last ten days tomorrow. President Fogel stated yesterday that he expected to hear from Owner Eb bctt's some time tomorrow in relation to the proposed deal, whereby the Phils would add a valuable hurler to their badly crippled pitching corps, and also probably pick up an extra outfielder In the bargain. Just what players thf Phillies have in mind Fogel refused to state. Minor League Baseball. American Association. Minneapolis, 5; Kansas City, 3. Louisville, 5; Indianapolis 2. Columbus, 7. Toledo, 1 (Game called In seventh on account of darkness). Milwaukee, S; St. Paul, 4. New York State League. First game Albany, 4; Elmlra, Second game Elmlra, 2; Albany, 1. BIr.ghamton, 6: Troy, 0. Wllkesbarre. 10; Utlca, 4. Tri-State League. Harrlsburg. 5, Wilmington, 4. Reading, S; Johnstown, 3. Altoona, 6; Lancaster, 4. Trenton, 3; York, 1. New England League. Lawrence, 8, Worcester, 1. First game Lowell, 14; Fall River, 4. Second game Lowell, 8; Fall River, 4. First game Brockton, 3; Lynn, 1. Second game Brockton, 5; Lynn, . First game New Bedford, 4; Haver hill, 2. Second game New Bedford, 13; Haverhill, 2. Connecticut League. Springfield. 4; New Britain, 0. Bridgeport, 4: New Haven, 0. Waterbury. 2; Hartford, l. Virginia League. Richmond. 9; KorMk, 4. Roanoke, 1; Petersburg, 0. Lynchburg, 3; Danville, 2. Western League. First game Lincoln, 7; Topeka, o. Second game Lincoln 4; Topeka, 3. Pes Moines, 5: Omaha, 3. St. Joseph. 4: Sioux City, 3. Denver, 6; Pueblo. 4. Eastern League. Providence, 5; Jersey City, 3 Baltimore, 4; Newark, 2 (10 Innings). First game Rochester. 9; Montreal, 0. Second game Montreal, 7; Roches ter. 0. First game Toronto, 6: Buffalo, 4. Second game Toronto, 10; Buffalo, 3. South Atlantic League. Charleston, 3; Columbus. 2. Savannah, 4: Jacksonville, 0. Columbia, 5; Albany, 4. Macon, 4; Augusta, 3. Southern, League. First game Chattanooga, 4: Atlanta. S (seven innings). Second game Chat tanooga. 4; Atlanta. 1. New Orleans-Montgomery game post poned: wet grounds. Mobile. 2; Birmingham, 1. Nashville. 5; Memphis, 4. Carolina Association. Winston Salem. 4; Anderson, 0. Greenville, 3; Greensboro, L Charlotte, 7; Spartansburg, 6. Tidewater League. , Norfolk, 4: Portsmouth. 3. Newport News, 6; Suffolk, 0. TEAM CHEERS UP FOR THIRD CLASH Second at Detroit Taken From Nationals on Bad Decis ions, Which Go Down on Record After Protest and Considerable Bitterness. By "SENATOR," Only Washington ewpnperman With Nationals. DETROIT Mich., July 9. Three de slslons defeated the Nationals In the second battle In the Jungle yesterday, and today every mother's son of them is prepared to do or die. They are desperate when they s-ee even the In dicator gents passing the good things to the leaders and leaving them In the dumps. The final tally was 7 to 5 for the Jungaleers but it would have been far different had three decisions gone the other way. After tripling in the third Ty Cobb, the rubberoid base runner, was caught off third on a quick toss to Conroy, but Bill Dineen allowed him to live though he had scrambled In plain sight of the fans back to the bag, with Con roy digging the ball Isto his right shoulder He scored later on Craw ford's fly. In the fourth when the Nationals were doing things to the Tiger hurler Dixie Walker reached third and drew a throw from Stanage. Again Dineen decided against the struggling Nationals and Walker was called out. though the Tiger fans in the stands ho'wled In derlson at the decision. Decision Cost a Run. Milan beat out a drive to Moriarty a moment later and Elberfeld's follow ing three-base swat would have scored the Alabama Beauty. That de cision cost us a run. In the eighth "Tex" Covington was wobbling and Lelivelt hamm.ered a blngle to center. Schaefer tried to score from second, having a good start. He hit the dirt neatly, and slid under Joe Casey, but "Bull" Perrine decided he was out even as Casey was making the second stab at him; that cost us a run. Two runs stolen from us and one given to the other side would have left the score in favor of the Nationals. So you may Imagine why they are des perate today. Davy Jones dashed a single to center, in the opening ses sion and scored when Crawford's double bumped Into the left field bleachers. George McBride dropped Morlarty's giounder in the second and he scored on Tex Lively's fine drive to center for a cushion. The Nationals got busy In the third, though they got but one run. "Zeb" Milan pushed a hummer past Dela hanty to the right garden and went up while Schaefer was being tossed out by Stanage. He scored while Gessler was forcing Kid Elberfeld. McBride had a chance to send over a run, but rolled to Lively. Bush Singles to Center. "Donle" Bush crashed a single tc- cen ter In the fourth and had a picnic scor ing on Tv Cobb's triple up against the right field bleachers. Ty was allowed to live bv Dineen. and he tallied on Crawford's sacrifice fly to Milan. The Nationals got bu.v In the fourth and tied the score, driving Lively from the hill. Conroy's slap to right was a single, anil he scooted to third when Tex Henrv singled to center. Henry' died at second trying tc stretch It. Bush i-ouldn't stop Walker's punch over second and Conroy was in. Milan slap ped a hard one toward third for a binglc and "Dixie" reached third. Again Dineen decided against the poor or phans from Tafttown. and Walker wai' called out on a toss from Stanage. Schaefer was patient and ambled, to follow Milan across the plainer when Elberfeld poled a triple to the right fleld seats. Gessler faced Covington and drety a pass. It looked like busy busi ness till Lelivelt forced the Akhocnd of Swat, ending the scoring. With one gone in the fifth. Bush drew a free ticket, hiking to third on Cobb's double to right Walker passed Craw ford to tako a chance with Delahanty, Del" hit to McBride forcing Crawford, und there would have been three out with no scoring, but Schaefer dropped Elbprftld's tost to complete the evident double play. It was rather tough on "Dixie." Noble Effort In Eighth. In the "Ighth the Nationals again made a noble ef'ort to retrieve their fortunes only to have "Bull" Perrine lose an Important play at the platter. With one down Milan beat out a ripple to O'Leaiy, and promptly filched the next bag. A wild pitch let him over. Schaefer waited till free transportation was given him, and then he, too, pilfered, Casey heavily wildly out to Cobb. Elberfeld wasn't a bit anxious, and he got a pass. O'Leary ran out to Cobb's position to get Gessler's Texas circuit smash, and still there was hope. Iellvelt came through with a fine wallop to center, Schaefer getting away with the sound of the wood against the horsehide. Cobb followed with the pill a moment later, and then made a perfect throw to Casey at the pan. The Comedian slid in under the back stop amid the pandemonium of the fans and even while Casey was making a second stab at him Perrine called him out. For fully five minutes the game was delayed by complaining Nationals, and then Perrine threatened to fire some of them out of the contest unless they took their places. It was no use that's Bitter End of It No one likes the howler. No one favors foolish chatter over patent playr, but certainly the Nationals were Justi fied yesterday In thinking that all the sweet things go to the winner and the loser takes the bitter. Furthermore, Perrine has not umpired a decent game this year, when the Nationals were playing. It was strange for Dineen. He is usually very accurate. Milan con tributed a beautiful running catch of Bush's fly In the seventh, and was strong in the basesteallng line and with the willow. Indeed, the Tennessee flyer had a very good afternoon. McBride came In with a coupls of his Incompar able catches In short left and snort center. Jim Delahanty's playing around the bag was excellent, several times scoop ing up low throws sure to mean disas ter had they gone to the fence. Dixie Walker deserved to win, not that the Tigers couldn't hit him, but because he twirled very cen ball and was there when things counted. Lively had nothing and Covington little more. But, say. down here you'll Und the things thru decide after all, und all kinds of Junk along this line means nothing, absolutely nothing: The Score: WASHINGTON. AB.H.O.A.E. DETROIT. . AB.H.O.A.E. Bush.sa.... 2 1 4 ; i Cobb.cf.... up Crawfrd.rf 2 1 0 0 0 Dele'ty. lb. 4 0 13 0 0 Mori'rty.3b 4 0 2 5 1 O Leary.2b 3 0 2 3 0 StanaKe.c. 3 l 4 3 Casey.c... 10 10 0 Lively.p.... 11020 Covin'ton.n 3 n rt , a Milan. cf.... 5 4 4 0 0 Sehaefer.lb 3 010 1 0 Elbert'd.Sb 4 2 4 2 0 Gesaler.rf.. 3 0 0 0 0 Lcllveltlf. 4 2 2 0 0 McBride. fi 4 0 2 4 1 Conrov.Sb.. 5 2 0 3 2 Henry.c.. 4 12 2 1 Walker.p.. 4 10 10 AInsmlth. 10 0 0 0 Totals... 3712 2413 4 . " Total... a 857a 4 Batted for Walker In ninth. Washington 00130001 05 Detroit 1 12 0 2 0 0 1 x 7 Runs Milan (3). Schaefer, Conroy, Jones Buh (2). Cobb (2). Morlartv rti. Tm..K,.i lilts Conroy, Cobb (2). Crawford. Three-base hits isiDeneia, codd. Hits Off Lively, 8 In 3 2-3 Innings: oft Covington. 4 in S14 in nings Sacrifice hits Bush, O'Leary. Bacrl nee fly Crawford. Stolen bases Milan (S), Schaefer. Left on bases Washington, 13: Detroit 5. First base on balls Off Walker, 2; off Lively, 3; off Covington, 5. First base on errors Washington, 2; Detroit 2. Struck out By Walker. 2: by Lively. 1: by Coving ton. 2. Passed ball Casey, umpires Messrs. Dineen and Perrine. Time of game 2 hours. Game for Germantown. GERMANTOWN. Md., July 9. Ger mantown and Garret Park played hero yesterday, the game .resulting In, a vlc- .toryfor the home team, 10 to 4, Baseball Standings AMERICAN LEAGUE. Yesterday's Results. Detroit 7; Washington. 5. Athletics, 9; Cleveland, 4. St. Louis, 7; Boston. 5. Chicago, 5; New York. 2. Chicago, 7; New York, 0. Games Today. Washington at Detroit. Athletics at Cleveland. New York at Chicago. Boston at St Louis. Games Tomorrow. New York at Chicago. Boston at St. Louis. Washington at Detroit. Philadelphia at Cleveland. Standing of the Clubs. , Today-. W. L. Detroit M 23 Philadelphia . 49 24 Chicago 37 32 New York 37 35 Boston 37 35 Clovelanrt 33 42 Washington ..26 45 St. Louis 20 52 Pet Win. Lose. .6S0 .670 .671 .538 .514 .514 .453 .351 .278 .676 .662 .329 .507 .577 .449 .347 .271 .543 .521 .521 .162 .360 .2SS NATIONAL LEAGUE. Yesterday's Results. St. Louis, 6; Philadelphia, 2. Pittsburg. 3; Brooklyn, 1. Cincinnati, 11; Boston, 7. New York. 5; Chicago, 2. Games Today. No games scheduled. Standing of the Clubs. r-Today- W. L. New York 45 29 Chicago 43 28 Philadelphia . 44 30 St. Louis .... 42 31 Pittsburg 11 31 Cincinnati .... 31 40 Brooklyn 27 45 Boston 17 56 Pet Win. Lose. .60S .606 .595 .613 .6li0 .011 .b00 .5S1 .575 .444 .SS4 .243 .597 .5x7 .ClA .562 .4.-a .370 .230 .575 .569 .437 .315 .233 Large Crowd Witnesses Old Dominion Regatta A largo and enthusiastic crowd wit nessed the flrst club regatta of the sea son of the Old Dominion Boat Club of Alexandria yesterday. The contests were Interesting, and mere than two hours were consumed in running off the events: The tub race, won by Julian Burke after a hard battle, was a feature, ar.d was filled with humorous incidents. The summaries: Canoe singles-Julian Downey, flrst; Dick Washington, second; Ed WIngate, third. Course, one-fourth mile. Double gigs Won by William Brooke and Griffith Uhler; second, Russell Woolf, and John Todd. Distance, one-half mile. Double canoe Won by Julian Downey and Ashby Iteardon: second, Ed WIngate, and Griffith Uhler: third, Dick Washington and Fred Morse. Distance, one-half mile. Four-oared shell Won by "Whites" Jim Douglas (stroke). (3) Charles Dlenalt. (2) Jack Burke, (1) Julian Burke; second "Reds" Joe Richardson (stroke), (3) James Rob erts, (2). Magruder Dent, (1) Ned Fawcett. Distance. 1 1-4 miles. Tub race Won by Julian Burke; second, William Brooke; thirl. Jack Burke. Dis tance, 25 yards., Swimming race Won by Griffith Uhler; second, Charles Wright; third. Julian Down ey: fourth. Magruder Dent Distance. 75 yards. Offlclal3-etarter. William L. Allen, presi dent of the club; referee, Victor Emerson; Judge at finish. Taylor Burke. Strayers Are Beaten. ' GAITHERSBURG, Md., July 9. Strayer's Business College was beaten by the local team yesterday In a poor exhibition, 10 to 1. At no time during the game were Strayers able to hit Murphy, who has recently returned from the Tidewater League. Elected by Boat Club. At a recent meeting or the old Do minion Boat Club, Harbon Roberts was elected secretary. An appropriation for Improvements on the club house has been made, and work wfll be started Immediately. BOB THAYER'S SPORTING GOSSIP ."EVERY KNOCK Tribute to Cardinals. Some Idea of the sensational work of that St. Louis club in the National League may be gauged by the follow ing from Chandler Rlchter, the well known Philadelphia writer: "One thing must be said In favor of Bresnahan's sensations. They play more real baseball and are the most lively club on the paths of any team that has appeared at Broad and Huntingdon streets this season. "When the Cardinals get one run they play for two; when they have two they work for three, and, no matter how the game Is going, 'Bres' ' bunch is hustling all the time. They have the old fight ing spirit of their manager, and are go ing to be a dangerous rival to a few of the pennant contenders. "Bresnahan tays he wishes that tho St Louis fans did rot expect so much of his team, as he thinks it will be a great handicap o the boys in case thiy fall Into a slight slump. Roger did not r.i'nd stating, however, that the score hook shows that the Cardinals, barring Hip first month, have Dlaved by far better ball than any team in the league. "Since the end of May tne cardinals hnvii lost hut one series and have won at least eight more games than any other club In the National League. If there was ever a more confident bunch nf hall tossers than Bresnahan's young sters we would like to see them stay away from this burg. Every player has ihp nlrl flirhtine- snlrit and they are con vinced that they have the best ball club in the world." Herrell Is placed. T received a letter today saying that Walter Herrell. the former amateur pitcher who was given a tryout by Mc Aleer. has finally landed with the John son City club of the Appalachian League. Aithnueh needing exDerience Herrell seems to have plenty of natural ability and he should have no trouble In mak ing good in the company In which he Is now situated. White Sox dangerous. As the season pi ogresses the Indica tion nr that that ChlOagO ClUb IS going to be mighty troublesome In the American League. rvimiskev has a combination of vet erans and newcomers that work so well together that the club is now In third place, and if It can hold tne speea which it has reached of late, may be able to cut into the advantage of the leaders before the end of the present series in the West ntbw York had a sood streak, but there has been nothing startling- In the games recently put up by the High landers. That amateur rule. ... The District Amateur Baseball Com mission made a move in the right di rection yesterday, wnen it passed tno rule naming July 15 as the last date on which ball players may be regis tered. Although tne constitution iooKea gooa at the start of the season, the managers soon found a way of getting around the code by releasing a player and then signing him immediately after a came. By this method the jtgulations as to the number of players allowed each club was openly violated; but it now appears as though the latest rule We Have a Good Openiig for A First Class Salesman A permanent position for a man who wants, to succeed. "We will .arrange liberal advances. Box 403. IS A BOOST.". will break up this practice, and do much to purify the sport Because of the limited number of players in the city, no team should be allowed to exceed Its proper quota of players. The commission has passed the rule, and now It Is up to that or ganization to see that it Is upiield. ' Case of Leo Hunt I saw a letter this morning from Bellaire, Ohio, saying that Leo Hunt the hard-hitting Georgetown out fielder. Is playing on the Independent team representing- that city, in which his home is located. Some time ago it was announced here that Hunt had Joined one of the Tri-State League clubs which, of course, would mean that he would be out of consideration for the univer sity team next spring. Coach Jim Sprigman started an in vestigation and the letter showing Hunt playing for the Bellaire team, which is a purely amateur proposi tion, was the result. - Yale's rjwing problem. I doubt very seriously tho report from New Haven that a special com mittee will be appointed at Yale to tell Coach John Kennedy what sort of a stroke he Is to teach the crew. The season Just closed was one of the most disastrous In Yale's history, but the situation will certainly not be Im proved by the proposed move. Any man who ever handled a sweep realizes that no coach can teach a stroko in which he does not himself believe, and if graduates are to tell Kennedy what he Is to tell tne candi dates, it is simply a case of making the muddle worse. Kennedy should either be allowed to have his own wav in the matter of the stroke or else some other coach should be engaged. On such an exact science as rowing there is no middle road. Kelley, College Athlete, Cables He's Not Hurt CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 9. Herbert W. Kelley, the blond quartermller, a member of the combined Harvard-Yale team which Is now in England training for an international meet with Oxford and Cambridge, cabled his brother, Ed ward Kelley, today that reports regard ing his sprained ankle were exaggerated and that he would be on the firing line next Tuesday when the games are run off. Dick, Floyd, manager of the combined American teams, has sent word here that this meet should be very closely contested, und that the Americans must kep nn eye on Putnam, an Amer ican Rhodes scholar In the hammer throwing ovent Floyd looks to see the result of tho weight event decide the meet. Hamlines Defeated. LAUnEL, Md.. July 9. The Hamline team of tho Sunday School League was defeated, 8 to 2, by the home team yesterday. Henderson was knocked out of the box In four Innings, and w&3 suc ceeded by Litchfield. Rockville Team Loses. ROCKVILLE. Md.. July 9. Kensing ton won from the home team by 8 to 2 yesterday a six-lnnlng exhibition. Rock ville had only six of its regular players in the game. I Baer's Semi-Annuaf I Clearance Sale "Clothes of Quality" at prices H you can't afford to pass by I $15.00 Men's Suits, $10.90 ADOLPHE BAER & SONS B TUB POPUIiAJl STOHU H 312S 31 Street S. W. g South Side of. Street. muimmii;iinmmmn JOHNSON IS SAVED FOR TOMORROW No Word From McAleer Sinco He Stopped at Rochester. By "SENATOR." Only Wn.hington Sewapaperman With IVationaU. DETROIT, Mich., July 9.Bobby Groom, the elongated hurler of the Na tionals is due for the mound perform ances today at Bennett park, Acting Manager McBride being Inclined to save Johnson for tomorrow. Groom pitched excellent ball in Boston until driven from the hill by the terrific heat He is confident of showing real class today. Mitchell, the husky, portslder who lasted one terrible inning at the Florida avenue park on the last trip East of the Tigers, is doped by the rail birds to d othe stunt in the box for the Jungaleers. Not a word has been heard from Jimmy McAleer since Thursday morn ing, when he slipped from the Na tionals special car at Rochester, N. Y.. and lost himself In the hurrying crowds. But some of the older players intimate that he will not Join the team here at all waiting for it at Cleveland. It Is said McAleer. realizing the weakness pf having Dut one scout collected a lot of information concerning -certain players In the Eastern and New York State Leagues and then took these last few days, off to see them in action. He may have something to say when he Joins the team in Cleveland, and then again he may keep closed like a clam, for the Nationals leader does not believe in giving away any of his own plans. Before leaving Boston, however, hef told the writer that Mike Kahoe is to make another trip to New .England to look at about half a dozen voung per formers who have been tipped off to the Katlonals' boss. Until the last moment McAleer intended looking at them him- -- . -... ,iwiu ua(i Mards place in Lynnfield, five miles an ay. each day. Then came his sudden determination to leave New England. Acting -uan.iitir JicBride last night hnnriArf tut i hnr IavIuca v...nw for their faintheartedness. Dolly Gray was the one bench-warmer with ambi tion enoush to so to the coaching lines and ho alnn ,K?Arkri tho .llnnm a? McBride. Kid Elberfeld's slugging is rapidly bringing him up near the .300 class, anfl the veteran inflelder expects to land In It at the end of the present week. Dixie Walker continues to lead the team with the stick, though his average tumbled during the week. Schaefer gained and is right at Walker's heels. Clyde Milan and Jack Lelivelt had a good week with the willow, both lads gaining percepti bly. Following are the hatting averages of the Nationals and the table of vic tories and defeats for the pitchers: Batting Averages. Nams. G. AB. R-H.SB.SH.Pct E. Walker 20 34 i 12 0 0 .352 Schaefer 56 173 30 59 10 9 .341 Milan 74 233 57 95 21 4 .327 Lelivelt 56 194 .25 61 6 6 .314 Elberfeld 62 211 "30 62 14 2 .293 Gessler 57 200 26 55 15 4 .275 McBride 74 274 26 69 6 5 .231 Henry 47 157 14 39 6 5 .213 Hughes 17 37 4 9 0 2 .243 AInsmlth SO 79 5 19 2 2 .240 C. Walker 24 So 15 20 0 2 .235 Gray 18 34 1 8 0 1 .232 Conroy 46 172 25 39 5 10 .227 Johnson 17 52 9 11 0 3 .211 Cunningham .. 64 226 zi 43 5 12 .lS'J Street 30 91 8 17 1 2 .187 Groom 19 34 2 5 0 3 .147 Pitchers' Averages. Names. G. W. L. Pet Johnson 14 8 6 .571 Walker 13 C 7 .4bl Gray 11 4 7 .363 Hughes 13 4 9 .3W Groom 14 4 10 .2S6 Frank Schlebeck, who played short stop In Washington In the middle 90' s, called on the Nationals yesterday for a little fanfest He ha3 waxed prosper ous In business here since retiring from baseball and is assuming aldermanlc proportions, of which he is proud in deed. Scheibeck and Elberfeld had a long chat about the old days of baseball, and finally Scheibeck took several of tho players for a ride in his automobile through Detroit's wondrous park sys tem. "Red" Walker was all ready to take his place at flrst. had he hit safely. "Big Six" Brewer Is having a fine vaca tion with the Nationals. The lad warms up the pitchers and watches tho game from the bench every day, that being the full extent of his labors. Until game time he Is visiting all the moving picture shows in town. After allowing the fans to vote on the question of starting games earlier here. President Navin, of the Detroit club, has bowed to the will of the ma jority, and all games now commence at 3 o'clock. The fans voted 7 to 1 for the early start, and a large crowd turned out yesterday, while an even larger throng is expected today. Mea Wb Don't Believe in Bargains WAKE UP Look oa Last Page Today f v ' V .JSS&&&S&&.