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AUTO WINNERS ALL BORN n
« IN DIFFERENT MONTHS
> H.v GRNB9T J. L VMI.AN
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Occupation of the scribes and the fans
during the off season, it ts strange that
no one has thus far tried to find out
what Dame Nature’s selections for at*
-American outfit are. The Old Lady
saw to it that the six players voted by
the exports the most valuable to their
teams and rewarded fur t**elr skill with
Chalmers cars each should have been
born in a different month. Trls 8 peak
•** caching this sphere in April. Jake
Tmubert in May, Larry Doyle In July,
Frank Schulte In September, Walter
Johnson in November and Ty Cobb in
^December. In these months other star
athletes were born, plenty, as a mat
ter of fact, to equip six teams.
The Johnson club, made up of men
whose birthdays are in the month given
*"*ver to elections and turkeys, would have
the choice of three leaders, either George
^tailings, Clark Griffith or George Sto
tAU. Johnson would have able assist
ants In the pitching staff in the persons
of Bill Steen, Marty O’Toole and Joe
Bush and two of the best pinch hitters
/in the world in Jack Lelivelt and Ham
Hyatt, who would form two-thirds of its
outfield.
The Doyles, born In July, also could
make a choice of managers. Joe Tin
ker, Charley Herzog and Johnny Kvers
having been born during that month. This
team would have on it Joe Jackson to hit.
Bob Bescher to run bases, Steve O’Neill,
Wlngo, ‘'Chief’’ Meyers and George
CUbson to flag baserunners and a pair 6f
aanthpaw pitchers in Leverenz and Ham
ilton to make life miserable for men who
> bit from the off side of the plate.
The Speakers, born in April, would be
commanded either oy Jonn Aicuraw or
Hugh Jennings. They would have a
great pitching staff in Marquard. Hen
drix. Ford. Scott and Gregg and a sturdy
outfield In Speaker, Lewis and Craw
ford.
The Dauberts, born in May. would be
without a leader, but either Jake or Ed
die Collins could jump ir. and command
with credit. Their twirlers would be of
class. Walsh. Cheney, Adams, McQuil
lan, Itixey and Bender, composing a sex
tette that would he as famous as “Flor
odora’s.” Three-fourths of the infield
Daubert. Collins and Gardner—could
hurdly h eimproved on.
The Schultes, born in September, prob
bably would be stronger at the bat than
the Doyles. Speakers. Johnsons or Dau
btrts. such nu% as Luderus, Lajoio. Ko
netchy, Mclnnis and Clarence Walker
qualifying as members. Frank Chance
would lead tills team, which should have
two consistent winners in Bert Humph
ries and AI Demaree.
The Cobbs, born in December, would
be directed by Connie Mack and they
Mould have a pretty fair pitching stafT
in Reulbaeli, Willie Mitchell, Bob Shaw
key and Fred Falkenberg. Tyrus's asso
ciates ir. the suburbs would be Mike
Mitchell and Joe Birmingham.
CAMPBELL GOES
OVER TO FEDERALS
Indianapohs, Mar?h 7.—Vincent Camp
bell. an outfielder with the Pittsburg Na
tional league team in 1911 and 1912, last
night signed a contract to play with the
IndianapoPs Federal longue team this
year.
(Advertisement)
F. D. M*ARTHUR, Candidate For
Solicitor of the Criminal Court
Mr. McArthur made public yesterday the following statement
to the voters of Jefferson County:
F. D. BTAHTH1.tr
To the People of Jefferson County:
T am a candidate for Solicitor of the
Criminal Court of Jefferson county,
subject to the action of the I >emocratic
•■primary. I have never asked for nor
held a public salaried office, f regard
this office as one of the most important
I I
in the entire state. If elected I shall
devote my entire time and energy to *
tin- conscientious discharge of * the
duties of the office. 1 am making no
effort to ride into office on my frater
nal or lodge connections, consisting of
Masonic, Odd Fellows. Maccabee and
K. of P. I have had extensive exper
ience in the criminal courts and feel
that I am thoroughly qualified.
Mr. Heflin has had the office for 4
terms and now asking for a 5th. and
upon his published card he bases bis
request for this unusual honor of a 5th
term to a county office upon his record.
It is not necessary to generalize on con
ditions in this county. They are but too
well known and have been and are de
plorable enough and call for no stressing
or advertising upon my part. T beg to
submit herewith the following figures
taken from the published biennial re
ports of the Attorney General, showing
the record of the Criminal Court for 6
years: For 2 years, ending September
30. 1908. 5516 cases disposed of with 39
per cent of this number of convictions;
1956 cases nol prossed or thrown out.
and 328 abated or withdrawn: for 2
years ending September 30. 1910, 6263
eases disposed of with a percentage of
convictions of 27 per cent: 2469 cases
nol prossed. and 1012 abated or with
drawn: for 2 years ending September 30.
1 91 2. 8890 cases disposed of with a per
ventage of convictions of 17V6 per cent,
4033 eiivew nol proMNeri or about per
;.♦ “Pd in "d'Utlon thereto 1172 cases
abated or withdrawn. This is the rec
| •••<» n- on wbb'b re-election is sought.
I will appreciate your support.
I F. D. M* ARTHUR.
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(Advertisement)
“TACK-HOLE” POSSIBLE MADE BY T. K. LEE i
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The above is a reproduction o f the “tack hole” possible made by T. K. Lee of the Birmingham Athletic
club rifle team. Not a shot cut the ten ring, all of theta being crowded into a space half the size of the
bull's eye. According to records in Washington, this feat has been rarely accomplished.
From the Angle of the Bug
By ASA ItOV’NTRKE, JR.
A MYTHICAL little being answer
ing to the cognomen of Jinx is
prowling around the training
camp of the Senators at Charlottes
ville and is causing Clark Griffith no
end of worry. Stormy weather is
forcing the Washington chieftain and
his hirelings to stay Indoors and hug
the fire. On account of this inactivi
ty. after several days of work, num
erous player sare complaining of sore
muscles and the members of the camp
are now far from being in a happy
frame of mind. The players are un
ablcrto get out and work the soreness
out of their anatomy and the team has
been thrown back considerably. Added
to this, Merito Acosta, the sensational
little Cuban outfielder, is suffering with
high fever, while Bert Gallia, one of
the Griffith's regular heavers, is also
under the weather. Unless old Sol con
descends to come out in all of his
glory in a short time Clark Griffith and
his team will be greatly handicapped
when the opening gong of the 1914
campaign is sounded.
• • •
Charley Herzog, the new leader of
the luckless Cincinnati Reds, is not be
moaning the loss of Bob Bescher, the
National league speed merchant, who
was traded to the Giants during the
winter, according to dispatches from
the Red training camp at Alexandria.
In Marsans. the heavy hitting Cuban,
the Reds have a player who ranks
with the best base pilferers in the
older organizations and Hergoz is of
the opinion that the Cuban will out
distance the great Bescher during the
coming season. As Marsans has
proven himself superior to Bescher as
a batsman and consequently gets on
base oftener, the prediction of ‘'Buck”
that Bescher will not be missed dur
ing the 1914 race may likely be realized.
• * •
Seemly oblivious to the squabble
that Is being raised by the Fed
erals over his service, Fred Bland
ing, the Nap fllnger who jumped
right over to the outlaws and
jumped right back again, has got
ten down to work at the Nap train
ing camp in Athens and is slowly
working the kinks out of his sal
ary wing. Blanding reached eamj$
several days ago from Hot Springs,
where he has been taking the bath
treatment at the expense of Pres
ident Somers. The prodigal heaver
is reticent in discussing why he re
turned to the Naps, but emphati
cally states he is through with the
Federal* and intends to perform
this season under the Somers stan
dard.
• • •
Although the Federals have made
dire threats to Somers over the re
Exhibition Schedule Is At
tacked—Browns Again
Defeat Chicago Cubs
Tampa, Fla., March 7.—The St. I.oui*
Browns won the spring training cham
pionship from the Chicago Cuba when they
defeated the Chicago club by a score
of 7 to 3. *
Vaughan's erratic work in the ninth
lost the game for the Chicago club, live
runs being scored on three hits, a wild
pitch, a hit batter and two errors.
The Browns won three out of live
games. Score: , R.H.E.
Chicago . 3 H 4
St. I.ouls . 7 8 1
Batteries: Ceney. Vaughan and Bres
rahan; Hargrove, Baumgardener. Well
man. Mitchell and Agnew, Crossin, En
zenroth.
Giant Colts Win
Dallas. March 7.—The New York Na
tional "Colts’’ outhit the Dallas team of
the Texas league here today and won 9
to 2. Pie*, Harrison and Stock of New
York each got two lilts. Score: R.H.E.
New York.■’. 9 12 2
Dallas . 2 4 4
Batteries: Palmero, Schauer and Mey
ers, Johnson; Erickson, Duvenlck, Ll
kowskl and Holtz, Felt.
Yankee* Win Easily
Beaumont, Tex.. March 7.—The New
York Americans defeated the Beaumont,
Tex., league team here today 9 to 2.
"King" Cole knocked a home run In the
second Inning with two on bases. Score:
R.H.E.
New York . 9 12 1
Beaumont . 2 5 4
Batteries: Cole, Schulz and Gossett, W.
Smith, J. Smith, and Betts. Hoffman.
Plnehurat. N. C„ March 7.—P. W.
Whltemore. Brookline, today won the
Preaid ant's trophy In the tsnth annual
spring golf tournnnMm^haro. dafaatliy L
v
turn of Pitcher Blandingr to the
fold, the Cleveland boss remains
undisturbed and is determined to*
cling- fast to the penitent mounds
man. Manager Birmingham Is also
saying l'ttle about Blandlng’s re
turn. However, he states that he
always heard possession was nine
tenths of the law and he sees no
reason for worrying. As yet the
Federals have done nothing in re
gard to Blandlng jumping his out
law contract, except to make
threats, and It seems now high
time for them to either surrender
their claim on him or fight the
matter to finish as has been
threatened.
• • •
The desertion of “Rebel” Oakes to
the outlaws and the serious ill
ness of Arnold Hauser, has put a
big crimp in Miller Huggins' plans
for the coming season. The Car
dinal pilot has no reliable under
study for either of these two play
ers and he will now have to rely
either upon assistance from some
of file rookies or rearrange his
team to meet the exigency. Hau
ser’s illness is so serious that there
is doubts for his recovery and
even should he pull through he will
be disabled for duty for several
months at the least.
• • •
Mike Finn’s worries over his bel
ligerent players are at an end. Catch
er Bemis and Pitcher Harrell have
crawled Into the fold, after much
dickering, and the fears entertained
by the Turtle leader over their fail
ure to line up witjh the others have
been dispelled. Finn bad about given
up all hope of convincing Bemis that
the Southern league could use his serv
ices to better advantage than the Fed
eral, as reports, claimed to be authen
tic, were that he had already de
cided to swim or sink with Gilmore’s j
organization. The Turtle boss now '
has two veterans catchers—Schlel and
Bemis—safe in the fold. Both are
ex-big leaguers. Schlel having for
merly performed with the Giants and
Bemis with Cleveland in the Ameri
can.
• • •
After lapsing back into mediocrity
lust season, Jimmy I^avender, the
Cub heaver who achieved fame during
the 1912 season by putting an end to
Rube Marquard's long winning streak,
has gained a new lease on life and
hopes to regain his form of two years
ago. Lavender had several narrow
escapes from being snunted to the
minors last season, and this time he
1r determined to fortify himself
against any repetiion.
• • •
In order to give the Baltimore club
In the Federal league the best send
off possible at the opening of the 1914
season, club officials have decided that
no passes will be Issued for the open
ing game and even the officials and
directors of the organization will be
compelled to plank down the regular
admission fee. along with other fan*
to witness tho game.
play. In the semi-finals, also played to
day, Whittemore won from J. S. Hard
ing, Oakmont, 3 up and 1 to plav, while
Robeson took a 20-hole match from C. D
Becker, Wcodland. Robert Hunter, Wee
burn, too kthe fllrst flight consolation
trophy from A. M. Robbins, Garden City,
1 up. Wlnr.erB In the other flights were:
R. H. Fortune, Winnipeg; 1,. E. Ward
well, Camden, Maine; G. N. Bernard,
Niagara; C. (A Morse Rochester; M. N.
Speedy, Altoona; E. C Reed, Detroit; F.
A. Hldgcman, Yonkers; F. P. Betts,
'Washington; W. E. Wells, Jr,, Kenil
worth, O.; C. P. Andrews, Bridgeport,
Conn., and F. T. Sage, Rochester.
BLACKBURN LEADS
IN B. A. C. LEAGUE
The Blackburn team Is holding dowfi
first place In the Intermediate Basketball
league at the Birmingham Athletic club
with a perfect score, havipg won both
of the games staked Roberts and Spark
man are tied for second place, each hav
ing a standing of .500. The standing of
the league follows:
Won. Dost. Pet.
Blackburn . 2 0 1,000
Roberts . 1/1 ,500
Sparkman . 1 I ,500
Rountree . 0 2 ,(K»)
SWEENEY WILL BE
SHIFTED TO FIRST
Macon, Ga., March 7.—Sweeney at
first base; John Evers, second; Mar
anv'lle, shortstop, and Deal on third,
will be the make-up of the Boston Na
tional's Infield this year, according to
reports here today. George Stallings,
manager, has made no announcement
to this effect. Stallings announced to
day that Sweeney would reach here to
morrow and admitted that he would
probably be used at flrat.
;- . * ,,.
4 CAMPBELL RETIRES . 4
4 FROM THE GAME 4
} Mobile, March 7.— (Special.) /
4 Pitcher William Campbell, who 4
4 carie to the Mobile club from 4
4 Kansas City In 1911, has re- 4
4 turned his 1914 contract and an- 4
4 nounced that he haa retired per- 4
4 manently from the game to en- 4
4 gage In the general merchan- 4
4 dlse bualneas In Ambrldgs, Pa. 4
4 Inducements ware held out to 4
4 Campbell but ha gave his final 4
4 answer Saturday. Campbell at 4
4 one time was with the St. Louis 4
4 National and Cincinnati Rada 4
4 He la 41 years ef age. 4
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INTERMEDIATES OF
S. A. C. ARE VICTORS
Athletic Club Team Easily
Defeats Intermediates
of Y. M. C. A.
The Intermediate basketball live of the
Birmingham Athletic club yesterday
swamped the intermediate quintet of tho
Young Men’s Christian association, the
final score being 23 to M. Although the
score does not Indicate it, the game
was one-sided and the Young Men's
Chrlstion association teem was forced to
play for the- greater #»«rt of the time
on the defensive.
During the tirst half the game was
fast and hard fought, but in the flnal
portion of play the Athletic ch»H players
ran wild over their opponents, scoring
14*points to 2 by tho Young Men's Chris
tian association. The summary:
ATHDETl'lC CLUB.
Field Foul
Goals. Goals. Pts.
Miles, forward . 2 0 4
Sparkman, forward .... 4 0 8
Bradford, forward . 2 0 4
Rountree, center . 2 0 4
Agee, guard . 1 1 3
Roberts, guard . 0 0 0
Totals .*..11 1 23
Y. M. C. A.
Field Foul
Goals. Goals. Pts.
C. Drennen. forward.... 3 0 H
Brandon, forward . 0 0 0
Murdoch, center . 0 0 0
Burney, center .. 0 0 0
Allen, guard . 0 0 0
H. Drennen, guard .... 0 0 0
Totals . 3 0 6
TAFT RECEIVES MORE BIDS
FOR STOCK IN CHICAGO CLUB
Chicago. March 7.—New bids were made
today for the control of the Chicago Na
tional league club. John K. Thompson.
h restaurant man, telegraphed an offer
to Charles P. Taft at New York and
Bouts J. Behan, who represented another
syndicate whose previous proposals were
not acceptable, made a new offer.
Mr. Thompson said ills offer had no
strings attached to it. "We will pay a
tensonahle price and we will make no un*
leasonahle demands as to the reserve rule
nr anything else,” he said. The first
Behan syndicate imposed conditions re
garding th*- reserve rule and other thing*
that made Mr. Taft decline its bid.
Associated with Mr. Thompson Is
Charles A. McCulloch, who was one of
.1 trio which hid for the Cubs when the
first rumors that there was to be a change
it. ownership become current.
With the offer made by John T. Con
nery, three bids by Chicago „<v* now up
for the consideration of Mr. Taft and
President Tener of the Nut Ion a l league,
it is understood.
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FATE OF COTTON
STATES LEAGUE TO
BE DECIDED SOON
Now Orleans, March 7, M. A. Ix*wls.
president of the Jackson, Miss., club of
the Cotton States league, a visitor here
today, declared that h coming meeting
of the league officials nt Meridian next
week it will be definitely decided whether
the league will continue this season
He stated that two new clubs were
needed to replace Pensacola anti Clarks
dale or Columbus. He predicted that
Pensacola would bo dropped under any
condition because of excessive mileage, i
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ATHLETIC PROMOTER
SOUGHT BY POLICE
Chicago, March 7.—Promotion methods
of Paul Welshman, organizer of an In
ternational Athletic association, which he
styled the Deutsch Amcrlcanlsher Tur
nerverbund. were inquired into by the
federal grand jury today. Postal inspec
tors reported that Welshman promised
tree trips to the Panama-Pacific exposi
tion in connection with his membership
ca mpalgn.
Wdssman opened an ofice here about
fight months ago and is said to have
sent letters to every athletic association
In Germany and Austria.
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ST* ride your 1914
Indian Motocycle

Those who ordered at this time last
year received their machines promptly
—had their mounts ready at the open
ing of the riding season.
Those who ordered later werte disap- J
pointed because they could not get
immediate delivery — and the Indian
factory worked day and night trying to
keep up with a landslide of orders.
Therefore, we suggest to the man who
wants his Indian early that he consult
with us now — that he study the 1911
Indian Catalog—that he arrange for an
Indian demonstration at our store.
> We want to give our patrons good service —
prompt deliveries — ample attention. Help us
to do so by coming to see us now rather than
later on.
1914 Indians from $200 to $325. F.O.B. factory.
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