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THE TIMES' COMPLETE SPORTING PAGES Kansas Cyclone Gives Four Hits And Beats Brownies In Fifteenth Walter Johnson Keeps Mum On Offers Until Decision Comes WALTER JOHNSON SILENT ABOUT NORTHERN OFFERS Married Life By DeBeck eaertKM. an. vr ttwutiaii Nm By SID C KEENER. ST LOUIS, July 26. Until Uncle Sam renders a decision pn the "work or fight" order for ball players, Walter Johnson will remain silent on the numerous offers he has received to paint ship, work in munition plants-, and pitch ball as a side line. The latest offer to reach Walt is from Duluth, Minn., where the Lakes Mesaba League has been organized. The size of the contract has not been named by Walter, and he is not fiddling around in Federal League fashion Waiting for a fat contract if baseball is closed. spectacular same After plthclng against the Browns yesterday Walter refused to comment on his future other than to say: "I'd rather not talk about Jhese offers I have refused. The other boys are getting them, and while I love baseball, I'd prefer to wait until we receive the decision as to the future of the game from Washington before I announce my plana. Really, now, I don't know what my future plans are." It is not Improbable that if base ball Is declared non-essential Johnson will return to his home in Kansas and swing the plow on the farm. Walter has accumulated""" sufficient funds to carry him through life with out worrying about the price of his breakfast tomo-row. Like many ath- Dressy Cool Suits for v These Warm Days . Snappy or conservative patterns to suit your indi vidual taste. Saturday Speelal $10.50 to $18.00 uss Bros.- Dreyfi 617&619Pa.Ave.N.W. letes. Watler is adopting a "watchful waiting" policy. Bnlrd Is Fooled. There are some athletes who are more than willing to snap at these propositions. For Instance, ' Doug Balrd, of the Cardinals, accepted a position with a munitions plant near Pittsburgh last week, but his draft board here, which advanced him from class 4 to class 1, reported that this position would not exempt him from army service. The tension of waiting for the ver dict no doubt affected the rooters, as less than 1,000 saw the Browns on their return home yesterday. Con sidering that Burke was making his debut as manager, and that Walter Johnson was advertised to pitch, at least 3,000 were expected. Under nor mal conditions 7,000 or 8,000 would have been present. Business Manager Bobby Quinn, of the Browns, is handing out official information here on the Browns as Owner Ball Is on a vacation trip in California. Before Owner Ball moved to the West he said that he would accept any opinion rendered by the Government as agreeable to him. Ball a month ago suggested that the major leagues close their parks and pick two all-star teams to play in France for -the soldiers. Ball's Idea was to pay all of the expenses. ,and he was willing to drop in with more than, his share or the expense account. Johnson Still a Marvel. Walter Johnson remains one of the marvels of the game. He proved this yesterday whenhe beat the Browns. 1 to 0. in fifteen innings. He gave four hits. Sisler tripled In the fourth. "The next bit was a single by Nunamaker In the twelfth. In the thirteenth Demmltt doubled to right and was caught off second, and Tobln followed with a safe bunt. Altogether the Browns produced but six base-runners, as Walt passed Sisler In the first and Smith In the third. The smallest crowd of the season. about S00, attended. Foster had a chance to give Walt an early lead, but he rolled to Austin after Shotton opened with a double, and fanned in the third with runners on first and third, no one down. The Browns hit two hard drives In EVER7 EVENING UJ6 SIT" t " SoSH- S fCpV- nT OWITEAR L (T HOME IUE A CCVPIE ( f This WOMAN v,o u&yI 1 ,M So ExcrreD"X..,7) OF OlD CRONIES -I'M ThiukS SHE S "0VK H? J I VUMERE fiRB. V0V1 60IN6 J CETTiNG 71PnD OP IT-" S. STTU.I. ON WR fifty DOHY I -to TfcKE. Me --1 "WHY Ootir Yqo EVER TTiKE ( Honeymcom wk so ) v n J - C Fcuovu ME 1 ' 7 v SrFoowN T J AND Sun ( f n ( ? ) f DYE WANT, A --"-.' "" -L SSSSZ '" V . iV r.a, the second. Milan caught Demmltt'a liner off the grass, and Schulte went to the fe,nce for Tobln's smash, the Browns' flrst hit bff Johnosn. v Shank la -Beamed. A triple by Sisler In the fourth was fair by less than a foot. Grandstand fans moaned when a fast ball by Sothoron cracked Shanks on top of tho head In the fourth, the ball shot into the grandstand. Howard dropped like a log and was out for several minutes. Burke allowed Griffith to use a substitute base-runner and Howard remained in the game. Frank Schulte'a eyes may be dim. his legs slow and air of that, but the arm hasn't lost Its steel. A great throw from deep field caught Sisler trying to score on Demmltt'a fly. It went to AJnsmlth. on the first bound, knee-high. The Griffmen rapped Sothoron for four hits in the first three innings, and in the fourth and fifth Alia'! breezed three batters. Shotton lost a triple when Demmltt leaned against the right field boards and snatched a liner with his glove in the eighth. , Sothoron did not issue a pass until Ainsmith walked in the twelfth. Milan lined singles to center in the ninth and eleventh with no one on. In the thirteenth Judge doubled with two out and Clyde was easy on a tap to Sothoron. SSeSKlteu, Rata il..l9e 10c Ctn Cert, refects ti...7c EOc titt Siestrs, rtdictl tl..39c 10c Srafier Cistta Flit I it Din rtiic.it i 7e X -wlavl saaaflaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaals Every LowCut inOur Stores in this ITeuxaii SALE Beginning Tomorrow Morning rfS a sale of matchless moment, affording every man in tune with these times of thrift, an opportunity of saving practically HALF on his shoe3. We hold this sale on NEWARK Oxford, with but ONE consideration to clear our shelves to make way for the new styles for the season ahead. The variety of styles and leathers is tre xnendous bigger this season than ever because of the smashing business we have done. Come prepared tomorrow to buy two or three pairs, for they are won derful bargains at $2.45. Next year the probabilities are they will be very much higher. Sale begins Saturday morning at o o clock. TRICING JM QVER AOTE! We do not Derate our atorra under any other name than The XKtVAHK. wwfyW Stores Ox LARGEST CHAIN STORE SHOE COMPANY IN THE WORLD. 506 9th Street Itrlnrrn II am! V Sfs. Open Mstita Women' and Mm' More In Washington 1112 7th Street Rrtltrrn 1, nnd Jl Sin. Oprn Mjclita :37 Storra In 07 Cltlea 913 Penna. Ave. Between Olh and lOlh Sta. Open Saturday Ale hi a Tell Us Rooters All About It Today The Times begins a series of real stories of baseball from the fans themselves with the publication of two letters on the subject,-"How I Got In That Day." Just how long the series contmbes depends jon, you fans yourselves. If you get any sug gestions from these two letters, dig out some yourselves about your own experiences. Remember two things : Keep it short and don't fake. Keep ing it short will make it more certain of appearing Jn these columns. And you can't fake and get away with it. day. If each of you pick out the strangest, or the funniest or the sad dest time you ever had sneaking Into a ball game for nothing, well all en Joy it together. We won't even care very much whether Ban Johnson keeps his Job or loses it so long as we can communo together and live again those olden days. By LOUIS A. DOUGHER When you come down to it, the principal joy in writing baseball for our great family newspaper arises from the fact that our readers know what we're talking about. It's possible to fool folks in many subjects discussed in print, but no baseball -writer ever began the task without being jacked up in a hurry. His readers KNOW BASEBALL, that's why. "Bevo" Brown, the greatest and tightest mascot the. Washington Printers team ever had, is chief censor on everything that goes into these. columns, aid what he doesn't know, gathered from a wide experience in York, Ptu, the place where fire engines are born, isn't to be known, that's aO. Now, ladles and gentlemen, let me call your attention to an experience narrated by DIzon Merrltt, of the As sistant Secretary's office. Department of Agriculture, of how he got in that day when the Holloway Hard Hitters tackled Cumberland University. Here goes: "Cumberland University at Leb anon. Tenn.. you know, and at that time very nearly the premier in col lege baseball In the South was going to play a practice game with Hol loway Hard Hitters, a herd of huskies from the high hay. The Hard Hit ters were hot stuff, but Frank Clem mons. the star pitcher, bad Jerked his arm to a. Jelly winning a double- header from the Drennontown Tigers the day before, and it was conceded that the best the Hard Hitters could do was to take a strategic defeat. "I had a big cousin and a, whole heart with the Hard Hitters, but I hadn't the 25 cents to buy me a place lh the sun. So I went away disconso late down to the public square and persuaded a farmer to give me a raw sweet potato out of his wagon for my lunch. I suppose my good angei guided me there, for while I was munching that potato there came along two fellows talking about base ball, and one of them was a lanky, red-headed giant, and he was telling about his exploits as a pitcher In some bush league the year before and how he hated to have to leave base ball and come back home to run his mammy's farm. "An idea hit me and intense yearn ing made me bold. I scratched ray off ankle with my nigh big toe and Inquired, How'd you like to pitch a game today? He said he'd like It, and I managed to pull him to where the Hard Hitters were corraled ready to go to the grounds. The captain didn't like him. and I was ready to go drown myself In the town spring. But the catcher, a midget called 'Min now,' because his name was Fish, said: 'H , Toll, you might as well; we're wh'lpped anyhow, and Frank can't pitch no more this year if he pitches today.' Toll did, and I went In as mascot under the wing of my find. "That red-headed ringer had every thing. He even had spltballs, though that was years before the spltball was discovered In the big leagues. The score was 10 to 3 in favor of the Hard Hitters. And I had a free seat right down front at all the rest of the games that season." A Little nit ntarney. Lo J. Coughlln. of 037 Twenty third street, tells how a bit o' blarney got him into a game at the old Hunt ington avenue American League Park, In Boston. The Red Sox play over at Fenway Park now, but we've seen hundreds of games at Huntington avenue ourselves. Let Friend Cough lln spin his yarn: 'I noticed In today's Times that you wished to know how we 'old-timers' sneaked into the big league games. "Like yourself. I am a Boston 'kid.' born and brought up In the old South End. "The queerest way I ever got Into a game was 'way back In the days of Freddie Parent, Jimmy Collins, etc. I, with a lot of other kids, were hanging around the 25-cent entrance of the old Huntington avenue ground. Tim Murphy, a Boston cop. was taking the tickets, and as I knew Tim had a soft place in his heart for old Calway back in Ire land, I went up to him and. putting on an Irish brogue, asked him If it was a soccer football game, telling him at the same time that If It was. It couldn't be, as good as the game in old Ireland. "The tears came to old Tim's eyen and he said. 'Sure, me lad, pass In and see what you'd call IL' "And I walked In majestically while the other kids looked on wonderlngly as to how I had worked IL" COPPER LEAGUE SEEKS BIG SHOW PERFORMERS EL PASO. July 28. Agents of the Arizona Copper League, which com prises the six Arizona cities of Blsbee. Prescptt, Phoenix. Oakland, Jerome and Tombstone, are on their way East to grab big league players. Forty Pacific Ccast men hae gone in with these six clubs, but the promoters want major leaguers, too. Their offer Is blunt and direct: Six dollars a day straight wages to copper miners, and the ball players will have to earn the money, working eight honest hours a day; $8 extra to ball players with games Saturday and Sunday. The Jumps are mostly by automo bile, and the population has gone wild over the game. AMERICAN LEAGUE W.UPet. Beatm E&IS .(U Clarrland... U: Ml WaaMnston. Ml .U9! New York... 40 .Sttj W.IPet St. Louis 40 U .450 Chicago 40 47 .4(0 Detroit 3750 .43 Philadelphia UV .41 Keep 'Km Short. If these two experiences recall any thing toyour mind, friend fan. why not sit down and scratch It off. writ ing on but one side of the paper? You don't even have to use a type writer, though that makes' less work for me In this hot weather an' eve'y thlng. No one man can possibly have all the experiences of all men. I might be able to recall several escapades of mine, but you'd all tire of one lad's troubles, U Jammed at you day after Teaterdaya Games. Washington, 1: St. Louis. 0. Detroit, 7; rniiadiipjiia. I. Chlcaco. 4; Boston, t. Clereland-Tvew Tork z&nie postponed; rain. Where They Play Today. Washington at St. Loula. Philadelphia at Detroit New Tork at Cleveland. Boston at Chicago. NATIONAL LEAGUE. W.L.Pct CTilearo MM .B9 New York... U1J . Pittsburgh... 4S41 JZt Philadelphia 40 41 .471 , W.L.Pet. Cincinnati... 19 4S .4S4 Brooklyn..... MM .43 Boston- MM .G3 St. Louis.... 25 51 .400 Teaterdaya Game. Brooklyn. 10-: Pittsburgh. 0-2. New York. ; St. Louis. ;-S. Chicago. 13-5; Philadelphia, (-10. Cincinnati. 4-5: Boston. :-0 First Cincinnati-Boston game. U Innings. Where They Play Today. Pittsburgh at Brooklyn. Cincinnati at Boston. Bt. Louis at New Tork. Chicago at Philadelphia. BIO LEAGUE BIFFERS. Veaeh,.Tlgera Hogg. Phils. Kavanaugh. 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