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Baseball Lull Will Be Broken During. Coming WeekrMafor Leagues? Hold Annual Meeting
He Kriows All About Training
Peace to Reign Supreme at
Meeting of Johnson's
Cue of Bresnahan vs. Helen
Britton Will Be First to Be
BeaabalTa big weak In the winter nae
fa-rtved. Beginning tomorrow, when the
national League's directors unaeriaae
to ted eosae bottom in the caae o
jliewnlun re. the Bt. Loula club, until
the Biraatu dwindle .way from New
Toi and Chicago, baseball ahould be
en the tongue of everybody. Thla ia
fcaaetoaU'a big week.
Thle year the two major leagues will
tneet la different cities, the National ad-
berfcar to New Tork and the American
loins out to Chicago. Aa a result, the
real annual "peace dinner, startea
by that crafty little sport, Barney
Srayfua. will not be held. On the
other hand Jim McCafferty, president
of the Toronto club, champion of the
Jtnternallonal League, will have all the
faaeeball men In New Tork seated along
the table In honor of the Maplo Lean.
the American Leaguers' wll be absent
from tnla affair.
Baa Johnson, not wishing to have the
common people confound his gentle
etanly magnates with those hatr-putllng
and back-biting moguls of the National
League, has called his annual meeting
la Chicago. Johnson trembles lest the
ftna even Imagine that there should be
any discord In the councils of the
American Loague. Blnco the departure
of John "Impossible" Taylor, tho Red
Box magnate, the Sunday school tone
of the American League sessions Is as.
lured. This year the Johnsonian organ
isation will contribute Its great object
leeeeo to the American people.
It Opens Tomorrow.
The annual performance opens tomor
row la New York, when the National
League directors tako up the case of
Roger Bresnahan vs. the St. Louis club.
Bresnahan. charged with "not trying to
win," has been released unconditionally
by Mrs. Helene Hathaway Britton,
owner of the Cardinals. Ha has four
year to serve under a contract calling
for aa annual salary or lo,ooo and 10
per cent of the yearly receipts of thu
club. An offer of a compromise at I2.&00
baa been made to the deposed leader,
but he has turned It down.
The directors of the league must de
termine tho status of Bresnahan In
baseball. The contract was drawn up
S' the club with the Idea of holding '
m. Now It la repudiated and Bresna- I
nan iota 10 go nis way. Ho figures that
this departure Is costing him too much
and has threatened to take his contract
Into court If he falls to find what ho
considers Justice from the league's
Then comes tho real fun on Tuesday.
While the International Leaguers are
scheduled to open their festivities to
morrow. It Is hardly expected that their
big battles about salary limits will com
mence much before Tuesday, and on
that day Is scheduled the annual Kil
kenny fair of the National League.
Baseball writers from all over the
country will haunt the corridors of the
Waldorf, seeking scrups of Information
concerning tho scraps going on behind
closed; doors, and the rans from all
ever the country will natch their papers
for information of those same scraps.
League Would Climb.
The International League would
climb. Already It Is classed as "AA,"
Instead of merely "A," but the mag
nates In that flourishing circuit are
dreaming of being members of the
"third big league." Efforts are being
made to carry a salary limit In this
league, but President Barrow, in his de
sire to swing the "third major league,"
Is opposed to the Idea. He feels that
no circuit limiting Its salary can begin
to compete with tho two major leagues.
Many of the magnates In his otganlza
tlon are with him. Tho test will come
when the voting begins. If Barrow has
his way, no salary limit will be adopted,
and he will be encouraged In his at
tempt to make a. major leaguo of the
But when the National Leaguers drill
up the stairs Into their holy of holies
arthe Waldorf, then will come tho real
stuff, for as scrappers no collection In
the world can compare with the Na
tional Leaguo men. Recent troubles,
centering about Horace Fogel and
"Chattering" Charlie Murphy, have
stirred up much bitterness, Indeed so
mucn mat even mat piacici soul, Uarry
jierrmunn, is rueu ana seeKs niooa.
Until he went through v. 1th his
charges against Fogel, Tom Lynch's re
election was far from being assured.
However. Lynch's Mctorv over tho
Fogel-Murphy combination has settled
that question. He should be re-elected
on the first ballot. Certainly the Na
tional League will hardl incur the Ira
of the fans by dispensing with his serv
ices after his noble tight against such
as Fogel and Murphy.
Murphy In Middle.
Charlie Murphy, strangely silent since
the Fogel hearing, may be censured bit
terly for his connection with that case,
for his uncalled for treatment of Frank
I Chance and for his shilly-shallying
In tho case of Joe Tinker. It Is said
that Garry Herrmann means to end tho
pernicious activity of Murphy once and
for all. But, as Murphy delights lit
fighting, he will not go down except
with all colors Hying.
No matter what the decision may be,
the fans believe that Murphy Is respon
sible for all tho troubles In his league.
His windy romurks upon every possible
occasion have kept the pot boiling for
several years. However, In antagoniz
ing Herrmann he has bitten off a larger
chunk than lie can masticate. In such
battle Murphy does not carry the
Unless Bresnahan s case Is completed
to his satisfaction, ho may throw a
care Into the assembly of magnates
with legal proceedings. This always
frightens basebull men.
It Is barely possible, too. that tho an
nouncement of the uppotntment of John
J. McQraw as president ot tho Giants
may be made.
whllo the eyes of tho baseball world
ro on New York und tho scrapping
among tho National Leaguers, Ban
Johnson will bo calling his orderly
magnates Into the council chamber,
reading them his report mid telling
them what they aro to do for the com
ing season. After that Is completed
the meeting will adjourn for refresh.
ments. This session may drag along
tor two or three days In a vain effort
to get a few headlines, but the best
jonnson can expect is to trail In be
kind the National League.
This Week's Baseball Doings
Tomorrow tojtr Breeaahaa's mm against -St. Louis club comet Mora
national Leagna directors ia Hew York.
Tomorrow International League opeas meeting ia Haw York; t coaaller
salary limit; dinner to baseball men planned by President KeCaXerty,
' of penaaat-wia&tttg Toronto dnb. . ,
Tuesday national League opens annual meeting at Waldorf, New Yorki
the election of president may bring Cght among magna tea; echoes of
Fogel's case may bo heard j Charlie Murphy may bo censured) Chance's
case due for settlement; Bresnahan expects to end ease agaiaat Mrs. .
Britton; McOraw may bo named to bead New York club; manager of
Cincinnati club may be named f nally.
Wednesday American League oprai annual meeting ia Chicago; manager ,
of Now York club may bo named; action on MeBoy'a ease ia Boitoa
"Big Bill" Devery to Start
Fifteen Teams in An
nual Race.
NEW TORK, N. Y., Dec. 8.-One min
ute after midnight tonight "Big BUI"
Devery. ex-chlef of police, wilt send fif
teen teams away on the annual six-day
bicycle race at Madison Square Garden.
Two men aro making up tho various
teams, among them many veterans of
former grinds who havo again signi
fied their Intentions of playing the game
again to tho finish Saturday.
Conspicuous among the riders Is Frank
L. Kramer, for the last twelve years
title holder of tho National professional
championship. Kramer Is one of tho
best known cyclists in the world, and
has no peer as a sprinter.
The contest will bo one continuous
grind of 142 hours, the rules providing
that no man bo permitted on the track
more than twelve hours In any twenty
tour. The race ends at five minutes
past 10 on Saturday nlglu with a mile
dash to decide tho positions of the tied
teams, if thero aro any.
A departure from last year's condi
tions governing tho prlxe money will be
riders demanded a change from the set
Prize system and got It. Prior to this
maao in mis years race, utsi year im
"me mo prises were bciictuj ncu i
11.500 for the winning team,
$1,000 for
second, 1750 for third,1
1300 for fifth, too sixth, 3u0 seventh, and
lioo for eignth.
Th riders last vear demanded a Per
centage of the receipts, and when the"
reckoning came tne amounis mil mr
short of their expectations, so they havo
decided to go back to tho old plan with
slight Increases of several amounts, as
11,600 will be paid to the winning team
11,000 to second. 1800 to third, TOO to
fourth. K to fifth, J100 to sixth, 300 to
sevenm, 2U0 10 eigmn, ui 10 ninui.
Besides these prizes bonuses amount
ing to $18,000 will bo given to the riders.
The entries for the big race are:
Frank Kramer and Jimmy Moran,
American. .....
Jackie Clarko and Fred Hill, Australia-America.
Alf Grenada and Ernio Pyc. Aus
tralian. .
Walter Rutt and" Joe Folger, German
American. '.
Eddie Root and-'Paddy Hehlr, New
Grassy Ryan and Lloyd Thomas. Irish.
Oscar Egg and Andre Perchlcot,
France. .
Paul and Frank Suter. Swiss.
John Bedell and Worthlngton Mlllcn,
Long Island-Iowa.
Bobby Walthour and George Cameron.
Dixie-New York.
Peto Drobach and Elmer Collins, Bos-
Percy Lawrence and, Jake Magln, Cali
fornia-New jersey.
Jumbo Wells and Gordon Walker.
Now Zealand.
Alvln Loftus and Clarenco Carmen.
Provldence-Jamalcu. ,
Marcel-Berthet and Maurice Brocco.
"These fellows who are panning
McrUle and SnodKrass for their m l
mistakes In the last game of tho world's
series ore funny to me." says i-nrisiy
Mathcwson. "Next year the rame fans
will be shouting for Snodgrass and
Aiernie us iuuu ,,...
Manager Bill Smith of tho Atlanta
team of the Houthern W, saye ho
has visions of a pennant for the At
lanta fans. "We have a good outfield,
our Infield Is fair and the pitching staff
will bo strengthened before the season
opens," chirped Billy.
Trls speaker was a fireman before i he
wont into bancball. since tren he's been
setting tho American League aflro.
Blllv Joyce Is mentioned as the next
leader of the Yankees.' This is pleasing
to Bill and costs nobody anything.
A star nltcher Is needed on a .
team to win a pennant, ao as r oacg
us you like and you will see that the
team mai cuppvu ma i,...... ...u
star filnner who carried them through
the whole season.
ltrmai- Hnnthprn Lonme Dlavers In tho
NatlonalXeaguc, who hit .250 or better
this year, were Miengei, Aftnor, nor
then. Daubcrt. Donei Oaly, Jackson,
Paskert, Moran, and Klrke, i
Anil now they're savinc that the Erl
liana Wagner Is to marry had to pop
the question to htm he's that bashful.
They're oft! Three of the early hold
outs' Ty Cobb, Jean Oubuo and Joe
Ten years ago "Ducky" Ilolmeo signed
his first contract as ball player with the
S.iglnaw. club; now lies on nor and
manugor of the samo club.
There will be no demand for big
league ball clubs In Cuba for some time
to come. The Athletics beat the Cubans
so thoroughly that they crabbed the
goto receipts.
nav Collins, tho Rod Sox star south
paw, has had a great rise to fame.
With a poor showing In liu and a slow
start In the spring, Collins wound up
Just Winter League Baseball
Red and Black Engages Fori
mer Star to Take Charge
of Baseball Team.
Complete satisfaction la' being ex
pressed at Catholio University today
over the re-engagement of Charlie
Moran as coach of the baseball team for
the coming season. Moran took charge
of the Red and Black baseball team last
year, and completed a most successful
Moran put Catholic University on the
college baseball map last year, as the
team won tho majority of Its games
and showed exceptional form all the
way. Meeting some of the best col
lege teams In the country, the Brook
land players managed to more than
hold their own.
Many of last year's members will be
out early for the team thla year, and
from Indications the best team In the
history of the Institution will be gotten
together. Greene and Zacbary. the star
battery, are on hand, and but few
places on the nine need to be filled.
A most pretentious schedule Is be
ing gotten under way, and from-present
promises and Indications a number of
excellent teams will be booked to ap
pear at Brookland. Tbe team will prob
ably make two trips this season, ac
cording to Information given out
At the earliest time convenient the
candidates will be gotten together for
Initial workouts, and just aa soon as
iraisiaio ouiaoor worg mil be taken up.
Butler Leads Hitters
With an Average of .329
CHICAGO, Dc. 8.-Dattlng honors of
the American Association go to Short
stop Butler of tho St. Paul club, accord
ing to official averages.
In 12S games Butler, who before the
close of the season was nnrrhiiMf hv
the Pittsburg Nationals, pounded out
iw mis lor a ioiui 01 zi: Dases, giving
him an average of .S3. Two former
major leaguers, Rossman of Minneapolis
and Carr of Kansas City, are second In
the list. Rossmsn's average Is .332 and
Cart's .320. Seventeen players batted
In the select .300 class.
Tho Minneapolis Club, which won the
1912 pennant, led In club batting with
Dave Henry Is Chosen
To Lead Brown Eleven
PROVIDENCE. R. I.. Dec. 8,-Dave
Henry, Brown's varsity fullback. Is the
new gridiron captain for 1913. He pre
pared at Mechanic Arts High School,
Boston, where ho played football and
baseball. Ho then went to Tufts Col
lege. Medford, Mass., playing tackle on
the team. Last year he played with the
rerun eleven nere, not Deing eligible un
der tho residence rule.
and twirled great ball. Ills record for
the last season was fourteen games won
und eight lost.
Plana have been completed for recon
struction ot the Kansas City American
Association plant. The seating capacity
will be something near 15,000.
Buffalo fans believe that BUI Clymer.
thu newlv selected leader of the Bisons,
will put tho town on the baseball map.
Schang. of Buffalo, the catcher much
sought after In the draft, finished the
1912 season with a batting average of
.32 In forty-eight games.
Whether President Navln. nr rwrnit
wants Hal Chase or not, ho can't get
mm. unncr rarru, ok mo xangees,
says that Chase will not be traded un
der any circumstances.
Ralph Works, the tall pitcher whom
the Reds tried out last season, and
Larry McLean, the Reds' catcher. It Is
said, will Join the footlights. They will
stage a vaudeville sketch entitled ''Thir
teen Feet of Baseball; or, Who Opened
the Giraffe CageT"
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Connie Mack says that the cost of
operating such a team as the Athletics
has forced the management to raise the
price of seats for the coming season,
Rudy Hulswltt will play with Louis.
..IIIa haw. nan.nn Twrt ..ao..., n ... 1.&
wasn't good enough for Chattanooga, j
At mis raie os progression no snoum De
In the big leagues soon.
And now they say that tho Highland
ers aren't going to Bermuda next
spring. They say It will be left to the
new manager when thero "'Is", a new
Bobby Byrne, the Pirates' third base
man, Intends to rest In St. Louis this
winter. Several years ago he played
soccer, but obeying h command from
Presldant Dreyfuss, has retired from
hat Held.
Garry Herrmann says that he will
ImuKe no urrtuiKciiieuia 114 iuuk a iraiu
tng camp for the Reds until the man
agerial question la settled.
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Climbers' Trainer Starts Series of Lessons for Busy Men
That Will Bring Them Good Health Anybody Can
Follow His Simple DirectionsDay by Day.'
Trainer of the Nationals.
Every roan, whether or not he has
ever been an athlete, should keep )n
good condition. If only for his health's
sake. Keeping in good physical shupo
is a smoll matter of fifteen minutes
every day. This certainly can't bo too
much for any man. In my llttlo scries
on "How To Keep In Shape," every
man In Washington should 1m ublo
to learn the slmplo mcthodn necessary
to keep him In excellent health.
MV first lesson Is of the simplest:
Jump out of bed and strip. If the
floor Is cold put on thick woolen stock
ings whllo going through your llttlo
Stretch out your arms from either
side. Wave them In circles ten times,
drawing a deep breath after over'
wave. Keep jour arms on a level with
your shoulders and don't be afraid to
stretch your muscles while dotng so.
Describe a circle of about a foot or
so In aiameter. Make this fast work
until you have completed ten circles.
Then rest, taking deep breaths.
Repeat this movement until ou havo
made forty or fifty circles. Bach ten
(.irri,. .tinuM nat consume moro than
five seconds, with a half a minute rest
between each ten. ...
Uon't bo afraid to breath deeply.
Most of us don't get enough fresh air
fitfo the lungs during a day, anyway.
Then Comes a Run.
Then comes a short run for about o
minute. You can run right in your
room, making about fifteen steps in
live seconds, followed by a rest before
repeating. You will soon And that your
breath Is coming raster ana iasier wnen
you start this simple exercise and that
your perspiration ts beginning
Completing your run, you are ready
for the muscle loosener. Standing per
fectly straight, with your arms at your
side, bend down from the hips on each
side, ten times each way. Don't try to
hurry this, but let your muscles stretch
Keep your feet together and don't
bend your knees. Bend yqur waist free
Iv and don't forget to isxo an me tang
breathe you feel like taking. At tho
start don't tako more than thirty of
theso bends each way, but do t 'lant
It may null you awhile, but that'll soon
wear off. . .
Takes OS Flesh.
Tho final exerclso for today Is the
flesh loser, which I recommend to all
men suffering from abdominal enlarge
ment It la the simplest method known
to take off that aldermanlc stomach,
though It does take some time.
Draw up each leg until your upper
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ef Flesh. Heart Trouble. Palpitation,
Kidney and Bladder Trouble. MrlcS
lure. Sallow Complexion. Pimples,
Blood and Skin Diseases. Loss of .Vi
tality, and Special and Private All
menu of Both Sexes cured promptly
(HOC administered). ., ,
Consultation free, medicines fur
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ad 1 to i. Closed Bundaya,
-Photo by O. V. Buck.
leg is at rlcht. angles with tho body,
clusplng your hands around the -knee.
Put plenty of spevd Into this, shifting
fiom one leg, to tho other. Don't, be
afraid to Jam your leg right up hard.
It won t hurt you, but will do you much
Through all theso home exercises I
rnnnot Impress upon ou too much the
jaluo of deep breathing. Uxpand the
lungs fully, taking In as much breath
as poaslblo well down Into the lungs.
Keep this over In your mind.
Tomorrow I shall concludes this sim
plest moinlng workout that any man
can follow much to the betterment of
his health.
Juarez Entries
For Races Today
.Tlrif,i.r.!C"7An age" "Wig lire and
one-half furlongs. Maud McKee 96:
King Stalwart. 90; Loving Mose! M
iT":, Can-arena, 100; Lehigh. lS
Orbcrth, 106; Dog Star. 106; Helen Scott.
.fcondra.ccrA." ase'i "Hlng: Ave
and one-half furlongs. Tom Chapman,
95: Hasel C. 106; Ah Moon. 106: Song
Enrl?uOer,110n,Cm lf: Vtir0' 0: Don
Third race All ages:' five furlongs.
Batwa. 100: Cracker Box. 100; Luclllo Al
len, 103; aflpy, 106; Napa Nick, 108.
Fourth race-All ages; selling; nve
and one-half furlongs. Lady Young. 106;
Kvcllna. 105; Chandelier. 106; DeerfooL
110: Cuntem. 110: Kdmnnn .u.i., ,,.
Hidden Hand. 110; Sir Alvescot, US;' Par
lor Boy, 115.
Fifth race Three-year-olds and un.
ward; selling; six furlongs. Bay of
(caouru, lui; urn jucuee. iuz; (jdello.
IK; Mlmorloso. 103: S6a Cliff. 108; LescarV
110; Bit of Fortune, 110; Feather Duster.
110. r
Sixth race Three-year-olds: selllns;
?,-,- "-eigntn .. Reporter ;
; Rose O'Nell, 108; Shorty Northcut.
108: Oretchen Q., 108; C. W. kennon, life
uicar; siow.
Oakmonts Win.
MeTRTTers of the Petworth football
team are realizing today that they do
not class with the Oakmonts, having
gotton the short end of a 13 to 0 ion
test. Pfclffer and Cunningham starred
for the winners. , .
ye Thla-'
Gift Box
Pure Silk Tie
brocade and figured In light and
dark effects.
An actual TSo value.
A gift that any man will appreci
ate. Only 50 doxen In the' lot.
The Sweater Shop
1 anus a. wen -800
Nutshell' Facts Moat the Phillies.
6harlt P. Taft, .Ciadaaati millionaire, eeHa Philadelphia dub to Robert
A. Balfour, Philadelphia tractloa magaate, for aSAooo.
Horace S. Fogel, former preddeat of the dub, ii wholly Ignored ia tho
CeBgreeemaa W. oVVare ii Ideatlaed with the syndicate buying the dib. .
Charles Dooia will be retained aa manager and given complete charge of
' tho team - r
Sale marks another etep la tempeetuoue career of Phillies, since too has
had Are prealdenrJ ia James Potter, W. J.'Sbettsllne, Israel, W. Dur.
ham, Horace, S. Poge!, and Alfred D. Wiler.
Is at
With Tigers
Owner Over
DWROIT, Mesm., bee. sV-There Is a
deadlock between' Tyroa Raymond Cobb
Mid President Frank Navln of the Da
rolt Tigers. Cobb' demands a three
year contract calling for tlS.000 a year.
Navln absolutely declines to , come to
terms. Aa Cpbb Is In business hero and
la considering an offer to enter tho cot
ton brokerage business In New York,
the fans may not sco'hlm In action next
season. ..
"When a ball player drawa more than
W.COO a year." aaya Navln, "he's getting
It far certain drawing power at the
gate, it la admitted that CoM 1p a won
derful playox,. but he couldn't attract
more than a thousand fans to. the park
here last summer when the team was
down In the race. It's the winning
team that brings the people, not the
particular player. Vie proved that hero
! ittnnmp
"Yea, both Cobb and Crawford aro
asking too much money, more than we
can afford to pay; that's the simple ex
planation. If they care to accept tho
terms offered we shall be delighted to
have them with us. but a losing club
can't bo hold up, that's all there la to
New Princeton Gate
Completed in February
PRINCETON, N. J., Dec. S.-rWork on
.... urfWrntek rat, donated by
I the Chicago millionaire and member, of
'.the' class of UJ, Princeton, In honor of
UyrUS MCWOrmiCB. jr., a unmun u.
1913 Princeton football team, ts expect
ed to be completed In February.
The. fund of 13.000 was to be disposed
of for the improvement of athletic faclil-
.. r. a -k- ... udm .4eMri llnnn n
the members of the champion Prince
ton team of last year. The gateway
will be of the samo design as the
Thompson gateway at the south end of
Princeton Field.
Ebbets Is Signing Up
Players for Next Year
NEW YORK. Dec. . Charlie Ebbetts.
the Brooklyn National League magnate.
Is busily signing up his players for the
coming season. Jake Daubert. his crack
nrst baseman, has affixed his name to
the papers binding him for three sea
eons. Nap Rucker. the best southpaw In
thS roaJoF leagues, has entered the Mil
fold along with John Humroell, Pat
Won. FrSnk Allen, Cliff Curtlsorgo
Cutshaw, Herb Moran,
Hub Northen,
and zach wnesi.
Sues Pittsburgh Club.
PITTSBURGH. Pa.. Dec 8. When
the crwod broke to escape a hot foul
ball straight from the plate during the
Ust Plrate-Qlants series here. Robert A
Bole was shoved backward over a
ventilator In the stand, suffering Injuries
to hla eplne. He haa brought suit for
!5.00O against tho Pittsburgh club.
Stand by The
Reliable Clothing
Grosner'sKuppenheimer Suits
Worn to Exclusion of
All Other Brands.
The law of the survival ot the fittest
ie ae unchangeable as the law of grav
ity Itself. Nowhere is this law In such
evidence as In the Held of commercial
activity. Blnco the flrst Kupponhelmer
suit was made, hundreds ot Imitating
and competing brands of clothing have
been thrown on the market, only to dis
appear In a fow short months, simpiy
because tho public will not stand for
MA,i. mod., ill flttlnir clothes when
properly made and perfectly Ilttlng Kup-
penneimor Bnara .. ,....
a cost no greater than'for the Inferior
The careful dressers know Kuppen
helmer Clothes and that is why they
aro a success. Hero in Washington,
for Instance, there Is a surprisingly
large number of men who go to Dres
ner's season after season and are flt-
,! with Kunnenhelmer suits and over
coats. When theso men buy they do so
Wltn perieci comment" wiwv mwj ,
get a dollar's value for every dollar
aria complete satisfaction. Should any
purchase made at Dresner's provo un
satisfactory the management is always
glad to mako It satisfactory.
It Is a matter of admiration with
visitors to Qrosncr'B to see the splendid
models In suits and overcoats on dis
play there. The graceful llne-symetry
of tho garments Is tho result of tho
most painstaking tailoring, und such
fit. atyle, and quality was nover beforp
combined In any ciethlng.
But the greatest surprise of all Is
tho extromely low prices Qrosner Is
asking for theso clothes. There are
suits and overcoats hero at 110 50 and up
to Its each an unsurpasslng value.
Special Cars Will Be Brought
From New York to In
terest Investors.
Upon his return this week from De
troit, Joseph M. Stoddard, chairman of
the automobile carnival commute, m
call a meeting of the committee to
formulate plans for tho carnival, sched-
uiea ror the wcelc beginning February
10. One of tho features of thn rarnivai
It Is expected, will be a monster auto
mobllo parade. Tho dealer will hayo
their salesrooms elaborately decorated
for tho occasion and many ot them uro
planning to secure cars from the New
York automobilo show in order that
prospective buyers may see the very
latest creations Trom the big factories.
Plans for the motor car show In Con
vention Hall, February 3-8, are pro
gressing, according to T. Oliver Probey,
chairman of tho show committee. It ts
stated more than one-half the space
has been sold.
Hoover Holton, sales manager of tho
Empire Automobile Company, 1 in
Washington for the purpose of appoint
ing an agent for tho Empire.
"Automobile buyers no longer judge
motor cars according to their speed,"
declares a man who has been Identi
fied with the Industry since Its Incep
tion. "That Is one reason why manu
facturers are not so keen as they
used to be about the racing game.
The layman, moreover. Is not especial
ly. Interested In road achievements,
reliability runs, and other 'stunts' of
Ilk nature.
"Tho reason Is this: The motor ear
Industry has developed to the point
where every car In good standing
and adequate for the class it occupies
Is expected to be mechanically suf
ficient for the work It Is called unon
to do. Everyone now takes It for
? ranted that an automobile will 'run.'
t ts no soles argument to point to
a car's track or road achievements.
"Tho buyer Is now paying more at
tention to appearances. He Wants a
car that looks good, for he already la
convinced, aa a general proposition,
that it Is mechanically efficient.
Therefore, ho demands good lines,
beauty, and harmony of design, com-
rlete equipment, proper appointments,
nxury und case of riding."
That Men Believe in the Policy 01
"A Dollar Saved
Is a Dollar Made"
la erldcnced by the popularity of our fa
mous "Brockton" $2.50 Shoe throughout
the United States ire maintain a chain
of stores In principal cities, and baTe
Jnst nude onr appearance In Washington.
These shoes are sure to be as popular here as elsewhere
they represent the highest art of shoe making to be procured,
and the best designers create the styles.
Very durable the equal of any $3.50 Han's Shoe sold an),
where yet tho price Is but $2.50. IP YOU WANT THE BEST
Choice of 131 Styles Tan, Black, and Patent Leathers
Boys' Shoes $1 c A 0 $9 1 Brockton Sox r ftr
That Wear... I Jv & I 3 Pairs for... JUl
400 fill Oli
Tno Uoera A note umsDurgars.
Charlie .Doom Retained as
Manager of the
National League, Club Sold to
Syndicate Headed by
Robert Balfour.
PIULADBLPHZA, Pa-, Dec 8.-Evet
while he was breaking all speed records
around town, trying bis best to end
buyers for the stock he held In the
Philadelphia National League Club,
Robert A. Balfour, the local traction
magnate, heading , a- syndicate i
wealthy men, was putlng the finlshBur
touchea to his purchase of the prop
erty from Charles P. Taft for avweoo.
Now Fogel'a connection with tbe Phil
lies ceases, and he will officially re
tire from baseball In a few days.
Charlie Oooln villi be retained as
manager of the team, being given com
plete authority over his platers. Tbe
new owners. Including Congressman W.
8. Vure and Fred T. Chandler, are
great admirers of the red-topped back
stop, and he will be allowed full may
In his handling of tho ball team.
Alfred D. Wller, who relieved. Toiicl
two weeks ago, on tho evo of the tat
ter's .chastisement at the hands ot
tho National League directors by step
ping lnio we presiocncy 01 me ciu'i,
Is now expected to step out. Indigo,
he will hardly represent thj club to
morrow at (ho meeting in New i'ort.
Fogel did ' not learn of the sale of
the club under his feet until an even
ing newspaper declined to print an ad
vertisement offered by him calling for
the sale of his stock at par. Hi uas
Informed that the business dlxtrlct whs
still discussing the purchase of the cl'jli
by the Balfour syndicate, and that It
was time the figure-head bass of tli"
club knew It. Togcl was amized anil
would not bellevo the information glvi.n
"I know nothing of this reported
purchase of the club by Mr. lialfour."
said T-'ogcl,. "and I am going right along
with .my plans for the sale of th rtorlc
at par value to all who care to bu.
In large or small lots.
"1 do not know Sir. Balfour, tboueh
a representative from him U!d mak
me an offer for the club about a month
ago. lie tried to get an option on the
?roperty but wns refused. That's all
know about him or his offer."
Finding Fogel too abrupt and KTasp
tng In Iffs dealings. Balfour panscd an
his head, going at once to Charles P.
Taft. tho Cincinnati millionaire. ' Mr
Taft owns tho ground whero the Phil
He's park ts located at Broad and '
Huntingdon streets. Taft lias felt for
some time that the advertising of liU
connection with the Phillies has done
htm no, good, and he did not hoxIUtr
to get rid of his property. It Is be
lieved that the papers passed In the
sale on IKrtday.
Foirel became nreslilent of the Phil-
lies In 1M9. Jumping from the frportlnsc
desk of an afternoon paper lure I"
the leadership of thn club. He lni'l
previously tried to manage the Now
Vork Qlants without ruccc?. but nan
considered a well-informed baseball
For his first year the new magnate
went along smoothly enough, but then
ho began to get Into trouble. Hf "'
charged with breaking the morale nf
the team, starting nuarreTs nmons the
players, nnd generally prevent'iii; the
team from winning.
II III 'Only one in
Hi ffa Washington)
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