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Bums' Big Draw Down.
San Francisco, Jan. 27 .—If the latest gossip coming out of Australia is true, Tommy Burns has not only been fighting, but doing a bit of pro moting since he reached the anti podes. A personal letter just received here says that Hugh S. McIntosh, widely advertised as controller of the des tinies of the Scientific Boxing com pany, limited, which handled the Burns-Johnson Ight, was nothing but a figurehead, and that Burns was the power behind the throne. It is directly stated in the letter that Burns put up the end of the purse to be given to Jack Johnson, and that he assumed the liabilities, all of the profits going to himself. If the fight drew in $150,000, Burns must have made a pretty penny out of the bout. This same syndicate, which is Burns, puled off the Squires-Burns fight. It was a prearranged affair, and drew only $5,000. Attel Loses His Money. Abe Attell picks up easy marks in the boxing game, but he certainly is the easiest kind of a mark for the "gamboliers." Abie throws all of his coin away at the bookies and the manipulators of other games of chance at every available opportunity. A letter received from Goldfield states that although the classy Hebrew took a flyer over at Goldfield and cleaned up $2,500 for boxing Freddie Weeks, be, in the meantime, realizing what a snap he had, tried his luck buck ing the wheel in Tex Rickard's gambl ing hall. The result was that when it came time to settle up Tex found that he had Abe boxing for the fun of it. Pretty soft for Tex. He could afford to pull off a show every night on this sort of layout. Sullivan May Succeed Jones. Chicago, Jan. 26.-—Billy Sullivan is slated for the managerial and field captaining job with the White Sox this year. It seems an open-and shut cinch that Fielder Jones really meant what lie said, and Comiskey is apparently beginning to believe him. Sullivan is considered next, in line, and the members of the team appear unanimous in their desire to '.have Sully as their leader. Billy will be in the game, unless he gets bunged up worse than usual, for probably 115 games, and when he is carrying his thumb in a cast he can ■direct from the bench. Sullivan has all the qualifications needed for a sucessful captain, with sagacity, skill in coping with every situation, excellent generalship and up-to-date ideas on every possible play. As a manager he should be a winner all the time. The boys like him and will do their best for him; be lit!' a good business head and can take care of all the manager's trials and tribulations. Managing No Cinch. It is no cinch to be a manager in the big leagues. This is shown by the fact that during the past six sea sons no less than 41 men have held the managerial reins in the 16 clubs comprising the National and Ameri can leagues. In fact, during the six years from 1903 to 1909, but four managers have held their positions continuously. These are John McGraw of the Giants and Fred Clarke of tin Pirates, in the National league; Con nie Mack of the Athletics and Jimmy MicAleer of the St. Louis Browns, in the American league. Of these four McAleer's position is probably the most peculiar, lie left Cleveland as a manager in 1901 to join hands with Bob Hedges in St. Louis when the American league in vaded that town. McAlcer started in at St. Louis with a bunch of stars, but outside of his first season until the season just closed, when he fin ished in four place and looked like a winner for the greater part of the season, has not made good as a man a ger—if all a manager is expected to do is to land his team high up in the race. Hitters in the Outfield. Lack of outfielders who could hit was often the lament in Cleveland last season when the pennant seem ed almost within the grasp of the as piring Napoleons. A perusal of the batting averages of thirty-two leagues shows that a vast majority of the leading batsmen of the various or ganizations played in the outfield. In twenty leagues the chief batsmen was an outfielder. A perusal of the records brings to light the fact that most of these out fielders who could hit also were .well up in the fielding. With only one or two exceptions they stood better than the average man in the far end of the lot. Batting honors in leagues of class B or better went to the New York State. Edan a Utica catcher, work ed in eighty-six games, which were more than half played by his club, and hit .37*8 Weimer, of Newcastle, hit .384 in a class C organization and played in just a few more than half the games on the schedule. He also batted .461 for Orleans in the Inter state league. Next to the outfielders, first base men seem able to ding the ball. Four first basemen led leagues in 1908. three being in leagues of less than class B, and one being in an outlaw organization. Every other position on the diamond had at least one rep resentative, even pitcher. Lively, of Gulfport, whose draft by Cleveland was overruled, he being awarded to Montgomery, managed to get away on top in the Cotton states. He hatted .298 in sixty-eight games for Gulfport. Of course, he did not pitch in that many contests, but he was a pitcher primarily, and subbed in the outfield when not busy in the box. The list of thirty-two leagues shows twenty outfielders, four first base men, three catchers, two third base mn and one each for second, short and pitcher to be in the lead in hitting. Bugs' Great Career. The advancement of Bugs Ray mond, the pitcher discovered by John J. McCloskey, reads like a fairy tale, says an eastern writer. How he has kept himself alive is a wonder to those who know him and how he has remained in the game at all is 10 times more of a wonder. He has done both and steadily pushed for ward all the time till now he is con sidered one of the best twirlers in any company. Raymond gravitated from Chicago to the Cotton States league five years ago. He probably found it easy, be cause the distance to be traveled was down hill, and just at that time Bugs was going at a pretty fast clip. He attracted the attention of Mayor Jon ner, who was at that time president of the Atlanta club, and, by the way, one of the best presidents Atlanta ever had, and he was bought. Ray mond did not do a great deal that summer, perhaps because he arrived late in the season and did not 4^ave much of a chance. The following year, however, he blossomed out in great style, but his star of hope soon set and he was sent away. In the practice games Raymond did well, but after the season opened lie fell by the wayside. In the early spring the Boston team was in At lanta for one game, and Raymond Pitched live innings. He shut the bean-eaters out. Between innings he went to the clubhouse, smoked cig arettes and took two drinks from a big black bottle. Cy Young, who had pitched part of the game for Boston, was in the room. The day was cold and a lint rain was falling almost constantly. Cy looked at the young man smoking a lung destroyer and in a kindly Voice said; "Young man, that is a bad thing to do if you expect to remain in this business. 1 he.se things will ruin your health and destroy your wind." With a flippancy that was remark able, the human insect said: "Cy, these things don't hurt me a bit, and as-tor this whip of mine," as lie affectionately patted his arm, "it ain t never gone back on me yet." 1 hen he took another swig front tile nig black bottle and a final puff at the cigarette. After that lie went back into the game and continued to shut out the Boston team. Soon after the season opened Ray mond was accused by the manager of the Atlanta club of throwing a game at Birmingham. Few, if any, ever believed the charge. Raymond may not have done his best, because he had been dissipating, but there was never any evidence to show In had done further than to allow him self to get out of condition. But lie j was suspended and the declaration made that he would never be allowed to play another game of ball. Pretty soon, however, he was sold to Savan nah, and there he was a wonder, lie was such a trial to the management on account of his bad habits that Ik was once more set adrift and found his way back to the Cotton States league. He was sold from there to the Charleston club. Then he went to the St. Louis Cardinals. Now he is to be a Giant. What a record for so short a time! The trade for this transfer from St. Louis to the New York club is said to have been closed and Bugs is going to have a try at Muggsy Mc Graw. All the time Raymond has been doing these things he has been up setting the dope of years, for by all precedent he should have been out l"ug ago. Perhaps lie has learned tc take better care of himself. There are many who hope he lias, for. with all his laults, the human insect is not a bad fellow.—Harry Taylor in tin Atlanta Journal. What Korea Was. Few are aware that Korea preceded Europe In inventing three things which have had a vast Influence upon the world. Printing with movable types originated in Korea in 1324, 12(i years before the Invention of the art In Europe. The two other inveutions in which the Koreans seem to have anticipated Europe were the mortar and the ironclad, both used with con siderable effect during the Japanese Korean war of 1592-8.—Japan Chroni cle. Not So Sharp. "That is a sharp young man your daughter is going with these days." "Not so sharp as he thinks he Is. He thinks be is going to stick me for a home and puncture my bank account, but he isn't."—Houston Post. Figures Don't Lie. Hoax—Men live faster than women. Joax—That's right. My wife and I were the same age when we were mar ried, but I'm fifty now. and she's just thirty-one.—Illustrated Bits. Guarding a Nail. A gentleman in Jerusalem told me that lie found a Turkish soldier on guard in some part of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, where It was not usual for a sentry to be, and inquired of him why* he was there. He pointed to a nail in the wall and replied. "It is my duty to watch that nail." Asked why, he explained that the Latins or the Greeks—I forget which— had driven the nail with the view of hanging a picture: that a rival sect had furiously objected, saying that it was an interference with tli<» prop erty and wanted to pull out ,Te nail; that thereupon the Turkish govern ment had Intervened and set him to watch the nail and see that no picture was hung upon it and that it was not pulled out. To allow the picture to be hung would have been to admit the claims of those who drove in the nail. To al low it to be pulled out would have been to admit the claims of those who Objected to the driving in of the nail. Therefore the nail must lie preserved and the picture must not be hung, and to see that this was so an armed sen try must watch day and night. For aught I know lie may be watching still.—Itider Haggard's "A Winter Pil grimage." Traced by a Bluebottle Fly. The great objection to the use of poison for rats is that they retire to their homes and die there, to become nuisance and a menace to health. Friends of the writer were compelled to have the floor and wainscoting of their dining room removed for this renson. A wiser man, knowing that a pair of poisoned rats had got under his floor, summoned not a carpenter, but a naturalist, to his aid. They knew that the rats were under the floor, but the difficulty was to fix the spot. There seemed to the owner of the house no alternative to the removal of the whole floor; hence his appeal to the nature detective. The latter would uot hear of the floor coming up. He cried out for a bluebottle fly. One was captured unhurt and turned loose in the room. After a little preliminary hawking the bluebottle darted to the floor and remained on one spot, like a pointer which lias found game. "Your rats are under there," said the naturalist. They cut down through that board, and there were the rats.— New York Mall. The First Pantomime. John Rich lias the credit of produc ing the first pantomime ever seen in England. This was performed on Dee. 20, 1717, at the theater in Lin coln's Inn Fields. Rich had found him self unable to compete with the legiti niate drama at Drury Lane, so he be thought himself of tiie comic masques occasionally performed in London and combined with their scenic and me chanical effects the maneuvers of the pantomime ballet. The result was "Harlequin Executed," which the ad vertisement of that day described as 'a new Italian mimic scene, between a scaramouch, a harlequin, a country farmer, his wife and others." There was all the business with which we were familiar from childhood, huts turned into palaces, shops into gar dens. houses into trees. Of course the "earnest student of the drama" pro tested against this innovation, but Harlequin, Columbine & Co. have maintained their hold on public favor until the present year of grace. H 2 Knew Them. This was overheard In the lobby of a big hotel in Cincinnati when a bus load of traveling salesmen came from the station. Every man of them as he signed the register paused to shake hands with the hotel clerk—fatherly old fellow who had been there many years. "Ah," said one of them to the clerk, "it's a good thing you're si ill on deck. Uncle Dave, i don't think the house could run without you.' "Couldn't it. though!" said Uncle Dave. "You fellows would come in here, and if there was a strange clerk you'd say, 'Where's Uncle Dave?' And the clerk would say: 'Why, didn't you hear? Ho died a month ago.' And then you'd say: Well. I'll be darned! That's too bad. Say, when 'll din ner lie ready.?' " Dressing the Sponge. When sponges are first torn from the sea bed they are of a dark color and living. By tramping and pressing them with the feet a milky substance oozes out. whereupon the sponge dies. They are then immersed in the sea for a space of eight or ten hours. The dark, skinny substance is then remov ed by scraping, and gradually, through cleaning, drying and bleaching, they take on the flue yellow color which | characterizes many of them. The Office Boy Instructs. Contributor—I should like to leave these poems with your editor. What is the usual procedure? 1 haven't done any magazine work before. Of fice Boy—Well, the usual custom Is to leave 'em an' call back in a day or so nn' git 'em.—Exchange. In the Dark. Uncle Joe—Yes, Teddy, it is quite possible that there are people in the moon. Little Teddy—Well, what becomes of them when there isn't any moon? Savage. Caller—Sir, I am collecting for the poets' hospital. Will you contribute anything? Editor—With pleasure. 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