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THE WASHINGTON TITHES. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1014.
Capital-City Bowlers Prepare to Make Trip to Richmond For Big Tourney , 12 KIRK C. MILLER IS GOING TO RICHMOND1, VA. Becr.ar.e The Times believes in giving the bowling fans of the Capital the real information while it is hot, Kirk C. Miller, Bowling Editor of The Times, will accompany Washington's tenpin artists to Rich mond tomorrow. He will watoh everything they do and his story in the Sunday edition will be by all odds the best and most com prehensive to be read anywhere. Miller knows what the bowlera want, and he's going to give it to them. If you want to know just what happens at Richmond in the big tournament, get The Times for the real story, written by one who was there. Here's a Simple Way to Sharpen Your Pencil When You Mislay Your Knife tar F I . . - . . &A ON TO RICHMOND! IS THE CRY OF ONE HUNDRED CAPITAL CITY BOWLERS Eleven Five-Man Teams, Twenty Doubles, and Thirty Singles Are Filtered to Struggle for Honors on Alleys Will Carry Huge Banner to Virginia City. t By KIRK C. MILLER. "On to Richmond!" is the slogan that between the Engineer and TJnder tt..VT, is tAn i,:- ,....., a v eround outfits. All of these matches which is tcday being sounded ah wm be roiled oir at the end of the along the line of Washington's huge regular schedule. army of tenpin rollers who will go ' Eddlp McKu- i-'tho n hni,w of to the Virginia capital tomorrow to high Individual average In the Co'onial ,-nmnnf, ; & e-,A .,i : Duckpin League. In a recent samp ho compete in the second annual inter- boosted his total to such an extent that cjty tenpin tournament, which start WHO'S WHO ON ALLEYS P. N. WOODSON. his grand total for the season eclipses j ti a i 4. it. t i tnal ne,a DJr Tnoraas. former holder ot -ii :i ncuiirauu; last,, at tuu jrtuuee uiKn individual average In tnat circuit. bowline alleys Thursday night the Manhattans took ,...,, ,, ... . , ! on the Iroquois quint for a tfio ot It IS the final call which Will be games, the former team pullins down given and it is a signal for all of the maJrlty ofJgamesL those who liave sent in their entiles in the Reclamation league Accounts and the throng of rooters who are to ST .05 Tn5 lr,nU?a nV.s ,....,,, . belonging to the Mails and Files outfit. make the trip to the Southern city Numbers, of the latter team, had high to see their favorite bowlers per-1 iingIe same m- , form, to meet at Union Station to-1 Despite Johnnv Baum's high game of morrow morning at 9:45 o'clock. 1 13i ln tne second round, that string of t ..i .v i ,. .. I games was lost to the Woodward & Leaving the Union Station on a spe- iothrop quint by twenty-four pins, cial car, over the Seaboard Air line. Evening Star won the other games by bearing a huge banner which will reach equally small differences, from end to end, and which blazons forth the words "Cliambcr of Com- Threc straight games went to the merce. Washington. D. a." the throng , DuCkpln League when the Bureau teani 1 is my average for the season after last night's set?" and Woodson has to vi rui'cra nuiiii liivoucs mciiniunu tviu represent a double purpose; first a fur thering of business interests between the two cities and second the promotion of the grand old winter game of ten pins. The latter has, indeed, come to be recognized as the national winter pastime, and such a hold has it taken on young and eld Americans, that gather ings of its participants are beginning to attract the largest cities in the coun- 7- STRlrOGfA) OVENS BK (sft REteKsi03 Mouse (CV Mouse MiBR.es om eiteese ti PUlUMG out CoRfefP vA.r,., SEER TO S0fcttefe3e bOG CF)-.bOG GETS SOUSED m fLLS OM TLfTFOW C5) TttR&vCrcSS'N3.?fcUNe (HVTo levJGK. O) Mtlcrt reLrV"se-s &N-L CJ)- BM.l Rolls howu Bovjliwg alley Ck) kogckimg wJooheM ?imsI) ovlgfc. IttTO SAWMILL. CM)- SANJJ (nO CONVERTS FIWS IMTO SAWbUST wHlCH IS BLOIAU3 IMTO ATR BY BLLOW3 Qdi oyeHPrTfeCi X IrTc ra - iuudi v. r J uijc t ttrcviiMicr Mv-tu rv-cr G?j tfcvlfc:30U'fe QTW-f fofc. use- LAb. AN MrXVlMG fMC Here is the man who keeps books for the Potomac Electric Power Duckpin League, his real connection with that organization being that of official scorer; and to quote Woodson in his own words, "it is some job!" Why, five minutes of the day dees no, pass but some member of the big nower company comer- running to Woodson with the excited auery: ,JWhat MINCE PIE A LITTLE, OF EVERYTHING By "BUGS" BAERs Was rolled. AH Of Treasury's SC0rC3 I l.S. .-,.1, ; , w .Imvirfmnnf -mi liv,irn nllf in V fiffh rlociinnl vent well over the 500-mark. Kelffs high alui' u' ,,u"" " ""- " f";-- "' ""; " " '""' v "' game of us being the best single, mark. . the number of pins per game his interrogator has spilled during the season. Hawksworth aiaTtoTeiess tied for in-1 Woodson now realizes fully what a responsibility hangs on his shoul dividual honors, when the Toiedos. eel- dcrs, the sudden awakening coming after two months of official scoring. tookintfraiX'from I Another se?son, if his nerves are still intact, he is going to request the 3a &!S Lovers0 aisS 'hilh I cSLlie to furn5sh him three "noehs adding machines, a pair of s! " " ' ' I side rules, and a copy of Spalding's Ready Reckoner. These may be aug- 1 ... .... m 1 1- t !li-: ri-..i :r ii.. ntH.:.. Washington's contingent of rollers is I WrighU of the Imirie team in tho ' mena by an coition 01 irautwein .nun.ng .cuiau,., .i. u.u BL.aw, due to arrive In Richmond at 1 o'clock Patent Examiners' League today dis- fallq too heavilv UDOn the implements first enumerated, and the first match In doubles will be p'aces Schmidt as hotder of high indi- 3 viuual game In that circuit, Wrights Pitcher Cyril Slapnicka, a Milwaukee pitcher, docs a gymnastic stunt in "audeville during; the winter. The JIH wauke officials arc afraid that ho will cripple himself permanently, but Slaji py doesn't care. Ifo savs Jf ho breuJcs nl hii legs he will sign with the De 1 trlnt team, as a pinch baserunncr for Oscar Stanagc. A baseball bill In Massachusetts per mits baseball on Sundajs after 2 o'clock, one-fourth of the receipts to go to chnrlty. If Joe Wood's thumb falls to get better, his salary this sea son will depend on one-fourth of the receipts of Sunday baseball after 2 ' o'clock. fetarted at the Palace alio 6 at 2:15 p. m. JProm that tima until midnight, tho cor ridors of tho old Palace bui.ding will resound with the deafening thud of mineralitc deflecting off of maplewood and vice versa. Tne whole attcrnoon and pveninr will be riven over to the Washington rohcrs, and the date ha3 1 mark is 139 and stands six nlns a.h.-ad nf jjcitmiat s marie or isx Thursday night tne w. u. and ji. rollers took throe in a row from Bangs, thereby letting the laiicr icam arop soitiy into last place Down at Manager Murphy's South been set aside as "Washington Hay.' racven nve-nwn ieam. ie.lty uuuU-i,n tne Southwestern League. Granda les and thirty individual, making a to- o a pair frora parke,. Brdect Co tal of more than 100 bowlers, constitute vhlle AltamonS were walking off the the Washington entry Every minute ajIcys with a three Kamea Tle of tomorrow-, from 2:s unOl midnight the Virginians. .McElvov's VX was high will be needed by tills entry to com-1 single gam" plcte the matches in which they arc , scneauieu, ana wnen me last uan nao been rolled, the little army of bowlers are expected to be quite ready to seek its respective couches. Some of the tenpin rollers will leave Richmond early Sunday morning, while the majority iiavc planned to spend Sunday and Monday, the latter being the day set aside for the celebration or George Washington's Birthday, sight seeing in Richmond. rollowlng is the roster of the eleven five-man teams which are to make the Richmond Journey tomorrow: Chamber of Commerce G. G. Ilam- ner. caDlaln. narry rraison, r rann Myers, George Garrett, "Dick" and James cooper. west Alleys, two matches were staged t President Joe Costlnett broko Into the limelight in the Arcade League when ho rolled the third game for Seiti. Cos tlnett totaled only iS. which shows that he is hardly in his old-time form. Co lumblas tool: f-.-o from Holmeads. Await Arrival of Washington Outfits RICHMOND. Va., Fb. 20. With tho scond annual intercity tenpin tourna- Barbpr. I ment now well under way, and the ' scores of several Richmond and Baltt- Agriculture- . J. uorman. caput. 1. more teams alreadv set dow.. In th " I record lKoks for thco w ho follow to ecuai. an iticnmond is anticipating tne invasion tomonow of the elecn live man teams, twentv doubles and thirty Individual entries, which represent the Let bowling material within the con fi: La of Washington. r. C. - NM to tho local entry, that coming f.om Washington is the largest that rolh in the intercity tournament, an I ntturallv much Is expected from tho tonnln artists who will ha-.e possession of the Pa ace alleys throughout ail of A. Drae, Robert McLennan Tinvln. and J.-n. Fields. Bninswkks Dcrondc. Rodier. Fletch er, captain, Coleman, llallcy. and Miller. Manhattans R. Barber. D. V. Walker, C. F. Jacobsen, captain; E. S. McKne, H. F. Krau?s. and H. A Roblnett. Palace H. F. Krauss. E. S. JIcKnew, 1 C. rritr. Frank Thomas, and J. E Fields captain. Pilgrims R. S. Jones. George C. Scha"fer, R. Burdine. Joseph llardie, taptain, and J. A. Lednum Burestu Frank Mllovitch. George Iand. Ray Donahue, Joseph Hard.e. and R H. Jonei, captain. Knickerbockers I'. W. Pago, captain; James Berrall. Herman Rotengarten. "onrad Doylo, and "Buck" Allison. Pioneers Frank Thomas, captain; E. n.iub. A H. Rodrick. George Weiiner, 1. J. Lamtter and Mr. Williamson. Vatlonals "Pop' Halley, captain; Will Allow Fritz to To Compete in Pole Vault New Entrance to Care For Crowd at Ardmore International Loajus ofllcial scorers j win no cuagrineu to near tnat Lieo vt it terMaetter hus not jumped to thu Fed-cials Expecting another large crowd at the all-star show next Friday night, thel Mar) land Athletic Club management has improved the clubhouse at Ardmore . Another entrance has been completed, the! ITHACA. N. T., Feb. 20. As a re sult of special meetings of the commit tee on student affairs of Cornell Uni versity. Howard Fritz, Charles ltar- . ,.A A Tl Wllllfitn Trill llrt ZtllOW- ..1 10 romahi in the university, but oily and is eipectcd to do away with Fritz, from whom a great deal Is ex- Jamming at the door, pected in pole vaulting, will be allowed, Tpx sclman. who makes his debut in to participate in athlotlcs. jthe East Monday night, is working hard Fritz was excused on account of the j preparation for his battle with Jiin- hmkrtl Iirm which he COt in the PClin- ,,. rinn nf Phllnriolnliln TIiao.. hiialcv pylvania game, but the other men will niiddlewelghts should put up a sterling ball, but giving this year's salaries the be put on pronation, ana in an piuuiuiii- n xwice over, laiis iu reveai mu umci- itv will be available for the football; ,'cnce between the two. In fact, baseball squad next fall. They will, however, be ( -. t tU U f T2 A land banking are synonymous and slmul- irissed ln tlie oaseDiiu squau, aa "" uaonviuaii VJCXIIIC LillUS naiieuus. RABID RUDOLPH SAYS "In two months the season opins up. President Wilson is gettin' in shape for throwing out the first ball by prac ticing on mid.' dies.' ! (IWLSftsJ? 1 W"y Here Is What Capital Teams Must Better to Win Out at Richmond Following are tho scores of tho four teams .which rolled In the intercity tournament at Richmond on tho opening night. None of tho totals are what can bo termed record breakers, as thev arp equaled and bettered nightly In n-anv of Washington's leagues. It Is this kind of scores that Washington's rollers must better in order to annex a goodly .sharo of the prize money at Richmond tomorrow. CLASS C. FLORISTS. Placers. 1 : Wharton 101 Brown 1T1 Hackett 97 Simpson 110 Springer 133 J n rn 151 113 CSS II? IS 430 123 130 ST2 120 IX 41S 184 HO 437 Totals 613 TOG 7T2 2,123 NEWPORTS. NO. 1. Pla)ew. 1 2 3 T. Butler 151 131 137 422 Parker 1W 103 J:s ' 430 Avery 122 123 123 370 Nolan 161 112 123 432 Williams 13S US 144 430 Totals 633 713 631 2.104 CLASS B. NOLDES. NQ. 2.. Players. 1 2 3 Fllnn : 170 2S1 113 Farrer 143. 141 113 Phlpps 131 1 146 Nethenvood ....174 111 162 Pitts 153 -167 141 BELMONTS LEAD ALL MT. PLEASANT QUINTS Aa the bowlers In the Mt. Pleasant League approach the half-way mark in ' their schedule, the Belmonts are found to have an Inroad of two and one-half games on tho Parks. ,the latter belngr runners-up In the league. There Is no .certainty that the Belmonts w'll bo able to keep this far ahead of the Parks, as the latter team has, on sev-, era! occasion" proven Its danger as a runner-up. The race for the champion ship seems to lie entirely between theso two teams, as, at best, the Kcnyons look able to barely stay Inside, tho money. Several Individual records ot note have been recorded by the members of tho Mt. Pleasant League. Prominent among them is that of R. Rawlings. who has made ten strikes since Jan uary 1, 1911. G. Rawlings has the lean record for making the greatest number of spares and also for having highest percentage. He has a mark of 33 spares and his average of 103JS Is best In the league. Hero are the complete indi vidual averages compiled by Secretary Van Kirk: Name. G. Bain 12 3iuer 6 Hall ..... 18 Ho-'klns IS Clements 15 Nau i.... 14 Bacm .". 9 Brooks 6 Conradls IS Haas 12 Sonneman .....' 15 Hixson IS Fristoe 6 Crowe 11 Edmonston II Heupel 6 Jones 7 Mercer ...?. 3 Muzy IS Tucker IS Charonas, G 11 Grimes 15 Gus 6 Hoover .- 12 Hunt 12 Marlow" .. C Taylor . IS Dodge 10 Fdar 7 Kneesl 7 Marcey 3 Schm'dt I.. IS White 17 Imirie 16 HcCambr'dge 16 G. Rawlings 13 R. Rawlings 17 C. Wetzel 10 Totals 79S 772 REMINGTON. NO. Pliyers. 1 2 AL Davis 137 163 Lowcrv 123 123 Bcarsdeley 15S 123 Thorpn .v. 134 223 Amos 133 111 Totals 753 'S3 11. 163 lit 35C 151 134 T. 437 424 463 471 463 21 2.234 T. 453 362 442 510 433 744 Z283 Ave. St. Sp. 95 2 13 SS.3 . 13 98 1 34 93 3 23 .90 5 1! 93 4 - IS 92 . 12 S3 ' . 3 S3 6 13 31 2 17 32.3 S 13 M 3 16 93 3 7 91 1 It S9 2 13 31 1 S 90 . . 7 90 4 6 93 o 14 93 1 27 93 4 10 101.3 2 2S 92 1 10 S5 2 7 95 4 13 93 4 6 91.3 7 12 91 3 II SS 2 4 90 2 7 94 . 10 S3 1 20 S7 4 12 91 C 13 34 4 17 103.33 3 33 93 10 24 95 3 13 Laurel Dates Will Be Announced in Summer Though tho Jockey Club has so far j failed to name any dates for the Laurel I track. It is said to. be a foregone con clusion that the racing association nt Washington's popular track will hold Its j fall meet its usuaL Jt Is pointed out I that the dates just announced by the J Jockcv Club do not go as far as the .fall meets, and tnat Laurel's race meet in October will be held under the sanc ! tlon of the club. I "Twenty-seven days of raclnr will be seen at Laurel." said an official of tho association today, "from Oetober 1 on. The meet will be held under the aus pices of the Maryland State Fair Asso ciation, and it is expected to surpass the splendid record made last falL" Jake Stahl sa)s he is in the banking business now. and has rett starred, in the outfield on his fresh-m.-in team, and Williams was one cf the varsity pitchers last spring. Turner and Willis to Struggle for Title Joe Turner, middleweight champion. and Joo Wilis, challenger tor the title, will meet next Wednesday night at the National Rifles Armr.ry in th star fihow staged bv the Washington A. C. Tom Uiihohone anil Ernest I'ln'-au win also inpoar. Duschom- is well known In tho Capital. Wrestling shows will be held weekly hen after. Wieser Will Replace Young on Relay Team In Free-for-All Scrap Feb 20. Tho bitter bas- FOLLOWING THE IDEA OF NEW YORK'S POLICE. IT WOULDN'T BE A BAD STUNT FOR FEDERAL ! LEAGUE ROOTERS TO WEAR. MASKS NI.u YfinK ketbali battle betv ecu Catholic Vnl- to' THE FIRST FEW GAMES! verslty. of Wanhltigton, D. C. i'nd Mnn- I hattuu College wound up in a grand ! Bertlllon could tell a culprit by his free-for-all scrap. Manhattan was lead- thumb marks, but the Nap rafcal who Ing. 14 to j. vlion tho mlxup started Suspend Swimming Stars. Those members of the" N. Y. A. C. swimming team who competed against forsaken base- the Navy swimmers in the unsanction ed meet at Annapolis last Saturday have been suspended by the officials of tho South Atlantic A. A. V. Tho suspension will continue for six months from February H This la the second suspension handed athletes for competing against the Middies, who arc net registered ivlth the A. A. U., the Nautilus Swimming Club of this city being punished In 1312 for the same offense. Frank Wieser will r-plac Brent T . n '.nvrrrt(nn n- I ilri.a tftflm Saturday afternoon and evening. This 1 i,lch mets f-drli&lc at Hartford. Conn.. dav has been set asidi. bv the tourna- tomorrow night. Young will o to me-nt cemmitloe as Washington Day. ! Richmond, runlng in the quarter. ami the alles will be given over to tho dii-UnsuiEhed Umtors froir iff other' Eidf of the Potomac. Amid elaborate 11c.il decorations augmented h ban-1 Will Have Johnson and the home pl.t) era were ordered off the lloor. Iisaviiisr it to the visitors. While It wuh difficult to bv.e just how the scrap Mailed anyway, l.ambrrt, of Catholic riiivTjit. and Jim Houlihan, of Manhattan, were s'-on wwapplng pun' hes. R'd rce Kincv, triitig t t-tpa-tato the lighten', took a roupl- of htavv wallops, h w i-a other plawrs got Into the battle, aiiii the game wut. flopped. Georgetown Books Game With Pittsburgh tiifi I) ivpn iiarrv niiiLifri. ivnv Tint-. .r..t. rtw .....I .. .1 -1 . f "jnmiin 1.1 ITrttL'vr :iti1 T S nt- umn...i ..n...i 1... .... i . OII. aA..,.u.., ..w-., .... . iuhu mil. uu uu;rviiy iourn?mC'lil bon. oper.cd Wednesd.i) night under tho , . .. , A ,. . n,ost aiisrdciou,i conditions that .lav; By winning the roll-off in its final ytt marked a similar event in this clti w with the Managers, tho Law- team President S. N Wlll'ams. of the local ln the Southern Railway Clerks League association opened the tourney rollln" vas able to stay In the leadership of the first ball down the alleys, lie made the race, which h rapidly becoming a brief talk to the bowlers assembled warm in that circuit. Managers are now telling what the tournament hoped to in second place, in so far as the num- accomplish, and Informing all that ber of games won and lost are con- cvrv detail had been attended to The erncd. but In stand ngs both teams comfort and pleasure o fthe lsltors has 1 ave a percentage of .667. Law won tho i,een looked after, and the beat team roll-off Thursday night by an advantage ; Js ffoInK to w'n. A great crowd witnessed the opening, and greater crowds are predicted as the week grows older. Local pin knlxhts neiu uic wayb vesieniay. hut todav nOSTON Feb 20. pitcher or. the S)racus team of the New" York State League, signed with the Boston Red Sox today. John son's record Irst heason was trrenty games won and seven lost. He began I'rofesslonal ball plavlng ln Texas In IMS. Georgetown's fcotoall eleven will play Pittsburgh Unler.sltv In l,ltt5"ini;h on October 24. Three earH ,igo :h- H!ll lopiier.s Journejeil to the jmokv f'ltv and met defeat. Sin' e then their eleena have not met Pittsburgh has been imrronitr won- Raukin John- i derfullv on the gridiron, and this i on- tt-st is cenain 10 give me Hitie iim fSny athletes a s vere (eni Joe Duff, the old Princeton forwaid is coacliing Pittburgh. and he turned o'lt one of the hebt teams i:i the East Ijm fall. of but live pins, and set. Kupfer has high game Bowling Schedule for Today The third same to be postponed in the Pepco Duckpin League this week waa i tner. wIi, bc an )nm,x' of foreign u'ent. l linn, or .oiues .o 2. lian the honor of making the first strike In the lln-t game rolled in the nterclty bowling tournament, begun yesterday on the Palaco alleys. Speaker Won't Sign Until He Comes Home BOSTON. Feb. 20. Trls Speaker, the famous Red Sox outfielder, refuser to b ngn a contract with anybody until he arrives In the United States and has .i chance to look the situation ovsr. This is the burden of a cablegram from Jimmy Callahan to President J. J. Lannln. of the Red Sox. It Is be lieved that lie has been offered a fancy contract by the Federal Leaguers. District Contenders vs. Resolutes. ''olumbla Buffalos vs. Indians. Mt. pleasant Park s Fairmont. Patent Attorneys Chandle vs. Cole man. Georgetown Commercial B. and O. . Emerald A. C. I'cpco Meter vs. Bookkeepers. Southwestern Southland vs. Unos; Atlcrs vs. Linworth. Terminal Ry. Y. M. C. A. Auditors vs Station. Departmental Duckpin U. S. M. C vs. Commissioners. National Capital Palaco va. Colum bians; Brunswick vs. Potomacs. Y. M. C. A- Wachusetts vs. Niagaras. Southern Clerks Mechanical vs. Audi tors. Traffic vs. Bureau. Carroll Santa Marias vs. Gcnoas. Commercial Tolman vs. Halm. Tostoffice Dcpt Railway Mall vs. Station F. Arcade Argyles vs. Goodfellows. Navy Yard West Gun vs. Breach Mechanic Toronto Gets Snell. BOSTON, Mass., Feb. 20. Walter Snell, formerly catcher of the Brown University nine, was relented to the Toronto team of the International League by the Boston Americans today. The Red Sox retain the rlsht to reclaim him. "Torn" McCarthy, former outfielder for the St Louis Browns and Boston Na tionals, was signed by the latter today as a scout. LAST NIGHT'S BEST BOWLERS DUCKPINS. Stanley, T. Ry. Y. M. C. A. 129 JoIifTo, P. 0. Departmental. 141 Eurlfijch, Arcade 1L'4 Weikert, Patent Examiners. 107 McEIroy, Southwestern l'JG Banpra, Patent Attorneys 117 Kupfer, Southern Clerks.... 124 Hawksworth, District 121 Loveless, District 121 MunRer, Y. M. C. A 1150 ReirT, Departmental Duckpin IIS Baum, Commercial 131 Numbers, Reclamation Ill TENPINS. Krauss. Colonial 22.1 To Care for Waddell. Manager Connie Mail; and Pres'd-Mit Ben Shlbe. or the Athletics, have vo'un tecred to take care of Kube Woddoll, the former pitch' r. who is critically 111 with tuberculoma at San Antonio. A movement was htarted ' Philadelphia fans to ralsp a fund for the old Ath'oile Ktar. and p'nee the Alhletle ofliei.i's heard of it thev contributed all Hie financial .ibsistancc neeessary for ad dell. Thev have gn.n order., that lie be given the best medical attention rnd hopo to .see Rube again regain his health. climbed up on Tris Speaker's dome last M-nhon didn t wear nis spikes on his thumb. President Baker of the Phillies has shown his Ivind. but his absconding pitcher. Brcnnan. has gone him one bol ter. Ho has gone to Paw Paw. That s two hands. Washington will be well represented at Rlchn.ond. but that do-s not mean that ull our representatives will be well. ''On to Richmond" Is all right, but at the snme time we have got to get "on" to Baltimore, too. wireless operators havk provi:n their efficiency in ViRECKS. lll'T IT SEEMS THAT FRANK CHANCE FORGOT TO SIGN ONE VI'. John Dee is getting into shape by i-hoe!ing mow John says bis arm Is bettor this season than ever. John is the highest salaried plajer In America, mid onlv recent1)- refused to sign a Sliuooooi contract tendered to him by Cleveland, because the tendering wasn't tender enough. Ho states that he hurt hi.s thumb rnd couldn't sign a contract l ut that 111 thing failed to stop Joa ood. John expects to play this Feason In Tarrvtown. where he expects to lead tho league. John's percentage last )ear waa about 2UU per cent on the dollar. Billy Gibson Quits. NEW YORK. Feb. 20 As a result of the blow-up of the piopocd McFarland Gibbons bout here. Promoter Hilly Gib son today was reported to have severed his connection with bolng in Madl.sou S(,uare Garden. Gibson Ih said to have been disi-atlsned with eomlltlons at the garden for some time, and fncllou eanie to a head when tho .'.! Farlainl-GltiUus light, wet for March 'j, finally was cull ed off. Mackinaw Sport Coats $6.00 Now is the time to get a MACKINAW, while the weather is cold. In beautifully blended col orsand in Norfolk effect. Others up to $12. 2i&rcc& 424 9th St. N.W. Baltimore. Md . CO! . Balto. S: J How-Do-We-Do-lt TOMORROW We Place On Sale 300 Men's Genuine $5Vclour Hats at inroito wmm M-B See Window Display United Hat Co. 504 9th St N. W. Opposite Gayely Theater 5AVB dollar: f r j SHOEf The man or woman who is extra hard to please in shoes, as in everything else, will stop short of nothing less than the Famous "BROCKTON." SO-CALLED Reduction Sales do not appeal to the thinking man or woman they refuse to allow" the wool to be pulled over their eyes they look for and demand QUALITY first and always. They know this truth "Economy is Judicious Spending" and, as present day standards push the quality notch higher, so tr is a daily increasing demand for the renowned "BROCKTON" $2.50 SHOE "BROCKTON SUCCESS" is a result of combining the right intent in building with the right materials built in plus the "BRO.CKTON" factory-to-wearer method of dis tributing its product direct to the consumer. 163 Styles Tan, Patent, Gunmetal, Vici Kid, Box Calf --BROCKTON" SHOES FOR BOYS GIVE DOUBLE WEAR. ALL SIZES $1.50 and $2 Only "BROCKTON" Store IN WASHINGTON) 436 Seventh Street N. W. Open every night until 9 o'clock. Saturdays until midnight. Two Doors Above Lansburgh's. Next to People's Drug Store.