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I Fielder .Tone, who a( one time was
I the manager of the ( hicagu White
Pi Soi and is now preldent of the
I Northwestern league. bolievet thai th
I players' share of the world scric-
I money should go Into a common fund
I to take care of broken down ball play
I ers
m He states that this should be one of I
ii the first things the Players" Protec-j
I tive association should take up.
I Jones shared in a big lump of mon-
Ij oy in 1906. when his club gol in on the,
j winner's end of $33,401 To beside-s a'
bonus bv President Comiakey of $10.-1
I 000.
I Jones brought up the subject when;
he was asked what he thought of Gar- j
t ry Herrmann s proposition of reward
I lag each of the winning clubs play-
er6 with $1000 and each of the losers
$7.50, and then dividing the real equal -
ly among all the other major league
I players.
7 lure have been wot-' proposition!
than this put up in baseball, and it
might be a good one for the ball play - j
ers to ponder over There are man
men now who have been connected
with the came who have boon B great
credit to It, who are down and out,
and Just managing to make a living
In support of his sug:oMion Jones
"1 think that tn players' proceeds
r, of tlie world series should go to tome
players' benevolent order that would
look after the worthy indigent of the
national pastime If they feel like
rewarding the two wlnnfm; clubs, as
Herrmann suggests, that is all right,
but I believe the rest of the mono
should be devoted to a players' fund
instead of being parceled among the j
other iilaverR of the two leagues
B "'hy should hich salaried players!
HMb like Cobb and Wagner and Lajoic
B0 given money that they do not earn j
HK They can earn more money than any
of our congressmen and work only
six months a year for it. If H-rr
HR maun and the other members of the
BB! national commission and the directors
K8' ef the National and American leagues
ML. want to promote the betterment of
HB the game they mighl think this over .
BH "There are hundreds of ball plav- ;
L hi ors who were not so provident as-
H some of the fellows who now own au-j
HI tomoblles and fracture the speed law-.'
HBR but they were Just ae great dlamut i
H. ldol6 In their days Ball players as a
rule are pretty selfish and jealous, b it
m I think that they are patriotic enough
Kv to realize that the sick and need.
Hj ball players should he looked aft' r
HHb1 "I do not know that T would build
Hl a home for them, though, goodness
V ! know?, cnr'i:h nior,"y - tak-n in
flB bj the plaers In tho iir-t four games
Hi , this year to put up a sood sized ref-1
i uge. I think that F would place them
on an allowance list, giving thorn
J enough so that they would not be
pinched with waut. Of course that
could all be worked out to satisfy ev
erybody. This would be a good thing
for the Players' Protective- associa
tion to launch and foster as its first
bit of legislation for th good of thOCfl
connected with the sport.'
Johnny Kline, who managed the
Poston Pilgrims last season, will nev
er again play baseball unless ho se
cures a position as manager of either
a major league or Clns A minor
leaene team Kllng realizes that there
is little chance of his securing a job
with a big league outfit, but he has
recehed several offers to manage
clubs In the American association
Kllng is well fixed financially, andi
will necr he obliged to plav ball In
order to gain a livelihood The fol
lowing interview was given b Kllng
at his home:
"I am getting along In yeirs. I am
r." years old. very nearly 38. I was
born here In Kansas City Here is
all the money I have saved. I In
tend to sta here. I am through for-j
ever with baseball except thlH way, I
If I can get mv unconditional re'ense
I shall be open to accept a position as
manager of ono of the American as
sociation or Western league clubs.
"I could then be home practically ,
all the time.
"I had a tentative offer some time ,
ago of a three-year contract, a
straight bona fide contract, for as
much money as I was drawing in
Boston, to act as manager of an
American association team."
WILL COST $15,000
The 1913 spring training of the
White Sox will cost $15.OO0.
"But," remarked President Charles
A. Com is key. owner of the Chicago
American league club, "we are going
to California and the trip will be
worth every cent it costs "
The "Old Roman" Insists that the
"land oi flowers Is the ideal place to
condition a major league ball club,
and the expense of the training trip
v. as not considered when the plans
vsere outlined.
The trip is to be one of the most
elaborate ever taken by a ball club.
It will be the most expensive, because
President Comlskey has decided to
cut down the number of exhibition
games The thought of conditioning
the players was the only thing con-.
More than 10 ath'etes and others
will take ike trip. Thirty-six mem
bcis will be players A pair of SOC
I retaries will be taken for the reason
that the aquad will be divided after
departure from Paso Robles. Cal. The
"Old Roman" is N'o. 39 and Trainer
Btickner is No 40. Besides, the own
er oi the Sox will take some guests
on the Jo luxe special.
Definite figures arc unavailable, b t
the round trip deket is figured at $110
and Pullman berths $2. Th board
di the athletes is also figured at least
$-1 a day Thev will he gone 19 days
Til.- board of each player is estimated
nt 1196, the fare and the sleepers to
tals $334. or a total of $13.30 for
the party of 40 Incidental expenses
are not Included in that estimated to
tal. Manager Jimmy Callahan believes
the trip as outlined" will make it pos
sible to brlug hack the players in
good trim for a long, hard slego on
the diamond.
Bpps Rlxey, Jr., one of the National
league pitching sensations, who did
wonderful work tor the Phillies the
n."3t senson has written to Manager
Bool n requesting permission to re
frain from reporting next season until
June, dodging the training trip io
Southern Pines. X. C
Rlxey explained that lie is taking a
course In chemistry at the University
of Virginia, and wishes to finish hie
studies before reporting. lie prom
ises to keep in shape by work In the
university gymnasium.
I The Chicago Cubs will train in
Tampa the coming spring unless a
cog slips somewhere in the arrange
ments now being made by Owner
Charles W. Murphy, who arrhed here
last Monday moruinc. and there seems
no chance for that slip.
Murphy announced that Tamp;i is
the place if the hotel bill of his men
Is guaranteed while here, and the
business men are raising the neces
sary $r..00O to insure that.
Murphy found a temperature of 70
degrees, with a balmy south wind
blowing, and was enthusiastic.
I "The Cubs will be the strongest
team this year that thev have ever
been." he said. ''We will have Roger
iBresnahan and Archer, the two best
catchers in the profession, stars in
fielding, batting and cverv department I
'of the game, ind men who put pepper!
i in their playing. Then with men In
I the field such as Saler. at first; Man
laser lohnnv Evers. at second, Corrl
i '
sW -hjBgHii . BNEbISL'' "Jtn
j don, at short, and Zimmerman, at
I third, we will be wonderfully strong
I in thai respect.
' Zimmerman I ionsidcr the great
est batter Id the world One of his
stunts last season was a line drive
of 4J feet, and H would have gone
further had it not been for a sign
board oer the outfield fence. He will
knock the ball over the fence here, If
it is possible.
' Yon have the climate hero, and the
area lor the ball field all right, and
I have no doubt th;it you will mike'
all our expenses back from the ex
hibition games. We will play nine
or ten games for you either among
ourselves or with some Cuban or lo
cal team. If the games can be ar
ranged. "
It Ib probable that the Almemlaies
team of Havana will be brought hi re
to play the Cubs Tampa baa a Cu
ban population of more than 10.000.
and such a game or series would be
a great drawing card Murphy will al
low those who guarantee the leams
expenses here to take down all of
tbo gate receipts
AND LOST .$300
C. K G. Billingj, owner of Lou
Dillon anil I'hlan, tells a rood one on
hlms'-lf in regard to the first horse
ho ever purchased.
ben nilllngs was a mere youth he
I bought a nice-looking mare at a
Stockyards, paving the stiff price of
$Cutt lor the privilege of being her
owner. The mare was a hard one to
I beat on the road, but a mode in man
ners. Naturally, young Rillings took
his father riding he-bind his new pet
and the old gentleman, a horseman to
I the backbone, soon saw his son had a
"What did you give for ber?" he
The son had no notion of telling
that $0ii(i story, so he divided the real
price by three.
"Hiih." satci the elder Billinas, after
a moment's cogitation. "I'll give you
S100 profit and take her myself."
which ho did.
The younger Pllllngs was s'ung, as
he was forced either to let the mare
go at 50 cents on the dollar or to ad
mit to his father that bo had been I
untruthful in regard to the cost.
Since- that time when he made the
trip to the stockvards and strained
his ready means to pay $('00 for that
mare. Billings has Invested about $:!,.
000,000 in pleasure horses
Orvie Overall wants to get back In
I to organized baseball, anil to that end
the former Cub pitcher has announced
! that he will wire the members of the
national commission demanding the
right to play.
"My baeoball work here this winter
I shows me that my arm Is as good as
lever, and I want to get back Murphy
refused an offer of $r,,uu0 made for me
by 'Hap' Hogan, and will tT to
keep me from playing I won t plav
Iwith Chicago- thets certain. But T
jwant to go elsewhere, and Im going
to demand that the national commis
sion force Murphy to accept terms
for me or permit me to play.'
Overall denied that be has received
an offer to go to New York with
Frank Chance, but close friends say
that if he plays again he likely will
I be a Highlander
Chicago Jan 7 A long distance!
telephone conversation between Chi
cago and St. I.ouls settled the quea
tion of Roger Bn snahan's future a
few houra after the arrival of Mann-j
ger Johnny Evera toda. Bresnahan
has practically signed with the Cubs j
lor three years lie has not put his
name at the bottom of a contract but
he has accepted the offer of President j
Murphy to eati;h for the Cubs In 19M,
1914 and 1915
While Mr Murphy and Manager
Evers were talking over the training
plans in Cub headquarters yesterda I
afternoon, Roger called up from rit
"I am yours," be snld dramatically,
"and I am glad of n '
Evc-rs promptly told lum that he
was delighted at thr n-v
"You're no more pleased than I
am." returned Rok r
The husky catch'-r went on to say'
that he bad madr a smisfaotors sct
tlement with the St Louis lub and
I bad his money in the bank. The
amount of coin which Chicago will
have to band Rod r svas not annoum
iNono of the figures that hare been
: announced.
"None of the figures hal haveheei
printed is correct." volunteered Presi
dent Murphy : "and I don't intend to
say what. Brexn.ilum will cost us But
1 will say that I consider him a great"
iinostment n;.,i ,,, outbid the Cln
einnatl team and Barney Dreyfuss
who paid $81,600 frr Marty 0 I -1 l(
After a recenl conl rence between
Bresnahan and Owner Murphy of the
Chicago club it was reported Bres
nahan was offered 9.000 for three
years' work; 110,000 as a bonus and
$(i.?.34 a year salarv.
iin-snahan's claim against the St.
f-ouln club was compromised Satur
day and Bresnahan w:is paid yestev
day a sum variously estimated at be
tween $11,000 and $20,000 for hie con-
I tract, which had four years to run.
and which called for ?10000 a year
and 10 per ceut of the club's annual
The acquisition of Bresnnhan was
not the only bit of news that broke
loose hereabouts today Joe Tinker
i ouf'-rn ( with Mordi-cai Brown and
the result of the conference was
Brownie's acceptance of the Cincin
nati club's terms. Mordecal will sign
for one year as soon as Joe has time
to forward him a contract.
Brown is wintering In Chicago. He
believes his knee- will bo strong
enough to permit him to give Tinker
good service. Neither he nor Joe has
any fear regarding the condition of his
good right arm nnd his heart is Just
is strong as ever.
Manager Tinker seems elated over
his days work. He thinks Brown will
round out his pitching force and be
a big help to the youngsters on the
staff Brownie will not be asked to
work much In the spring, but will be
depend upon to take his regular
turn from about the first of June
Los Angeles, Cal , Jan. 7. Luther
McCarty, newly crowned heavyweight
I champion of the world, plans to leave
Los Angeles for the Atlantic coast
the middle of this we. k.
"We have had theatrical offers by
the dozens. ' said Manager Billy Mc
- Carney last night, "but the only dates
I accepted so far air two weeks
: at Hammersti in's In New York.
"McCarty Is one boxer who does not
have to depend upon his glove work
lor a stage act. We will take- Luther
out on Broadway in bis full cowboy
regalia and bis act will bo a slice of
life from the roundup
"McCarty will clve exhibitions of
lariat throwing, rifle and revolver
shooting, together with a sparring
bout with any New Yorker who cares
to work out with the champion
"We- will follow the Broadway open-
ing by taking the best show offers
I in sight, figuring to get back to the
coast Juno 1, and we will be all
leady to light acaln on July 4, the
dat. we have promised to Promoter
IfcCarey, It now looks as though
Bombardier Wells will be Luther's
Chicago, Jan. 7. Another new golf
course, one which will admit no wo
men to membership. Is to he added
to the many now along the north
hore It was announced last night
j that the club will be known as the I
Old Elm and will occupj grounds on I
the old Green Bay road at Port Sher- I
i idan
The reason for making the club one
! for men only. It is said, Is to insure polf
to the members of the organization!
at all times without any waiting The
membership Is to be iimlted to 1G0.
The course will bo laid out over a
140 acre tract. The club is the sec
ond to be formed within a few weeks,
the other being the Wlnnetka Coun
try club This brings the number of
golf courses in Chicago and vicin
ity to 50.
Los Angeles. Cal . Jan. 7. -Loriu
Parmalee, a w ell know n Jockey, who is
spending the winter In Los Angeles,
threw his 119 pounds against the bulk
of a would-be burglar weighing twice
us much In a hotel here last night,
thrashed him and led him off to jail
Emerging from bin room. Parma -lee's
attention was attracted by the
stealthy movements of tbo man He
questioned the Intruder and the latter
grappled with him Tho visitor was
badly beaten In the Struggle that en
sued. Tho alleged burglars weUht was
recorded at the police station as 240
Cincinnati, Jan 7 All of the busi
ness ei beduled to come before the
national baseball commission except
the election of officers was expected I
to be taken up tod;i uVspite- iho 111
neae of Ban B Johnson, which pre- j
vented the American league ..resident!
attending the meeting
A demand for a uniform plavlngl
contract. It Is expected, will be made I
Sln.C0IS.HUtee f mlnor lea?e Pres
Wente rhe committee also is expect
ed to take up ths salary limit queS-
London, ran 7 -The Parade cor- !
responded of the Daih- Telenranfa
says ho baa lear ned on unimpeachable
'v thai Bulgaria and Ruman a
have reached an agreement, under
j which Bulgaria cedes to Rumania a
, strip ot territory extending on its
southern boundary from near Ollen t
a to about rape Gulgrad on thm
, Black sea This trrri.on includes the
town of SUlstrlo on the rlgh, bank oi
he Danube vhicb was an Import in
i unrest linger the Turks and has flc
jured prominently In the Russo-Turk
Ish wars
Bulgaria, he sas in addition will
pay an Indemnity to cover certain Cx
penses incurred by Rumanlu. ' " i
Farrell Hopeful, Paper
Claims Player Will Go
to Orange Grove
Chicago. Jan. 7 Frank Farrell,
owner of the New York American
league club, and Frank Chance, for
mer manager of the Chicago National
league club, were expected to engage j
In a conference here today which it i
was thought would terminate in the
"Peerless Leader" becoming the man-!
acer of Karrell's team
Farrell announced on leaving N
York that he expected little- troubli
in Inducing Chance to attach his name i
to a contract. The salary for which
Chance would go to the New York)
club has been variously estimated at i
from $10,000 to $20,000 a year, with a
percentage of the gate receipts.
Interview With Chance.
An early edition of an afternoon pa
per prints an extended interview with
Frank Chance, In which Chance states
positively that be will not appear i'i
baseball this season anil thai his pur- j
pose in coming to Chicago was to ex- I
plain fully his attitude to Frank Far
rell, who wants the former leader of
the Chicago Nationals to manage the
New York club of the American
The Interview, il Is claimed, took'
place in Chance's compartment on the I
train which is bringing him to Chi
cago. The train was due here at
10:45 a. m, but was several hours'
late, having been delayed by tho'
storm and a trivial accident to a train
According to tho stor printed here
Chance wl-hes to stay out of baseball
for a year to care for his California
oranpe ranch, about which ho is very
very eiil buslastic
D I Cecil, who formerly was con-
nected with the Central Pacific for ai
period of 35 years, lett last ulght for
Sacramento, where ho will attend tho
TOtb anniversary of the breaking of
ground for tho raiirood
Ground was broken for the Cen
tral Pacific railroad, the name of
which has sine- been changed to the
Southern Paclfll . lanuary S. 1SC.1. Dr.
David Starr Jordan, president of I o
land Stanford university, will be onei
of the speakers at the reunion that
will be hld near Front and K erects
in Sacramento, where the first ground
was broken.
"What kind of a fellow is Badger'"'
"Well, I call him an auto-philanthropist."
"And what is that, pray?"
"An auto-philanthropist is one who
exerts all bis philanthropy upon him- 1
self." Boston Transcript 'j
g vPSrSpr7. lino CQQBifiK!KHH
Washington, Jan 6 With the par
eel post now in lull swing through
out the country, the postal authorities
are busy watching for flaws in the
n-w ayatena a thorough test of
weeks, perhaps months, will be nec-
essary before the success or failure :
of the service will br known.
Postmaster General Frank H
Hitchcock and his a.H8l3tanLs are very
sanguine Lhai tho delivery will prove
invaluable to business men ami the
public generally. The favor with
whtc &g new f'lpnie has been re- i
cc . rj i- r, in.-op:lort on ihu firat i
day of. tho now jear em-ouraej ihem
May you accom
plish what you at
tempt, enjoy what
you have, and find
nothing to regret.
man walked half way across
Now York City to inquire at a .9
certain store whether the old
"the same kind of lamps that are
used In the Subway cars " On be
Inz convinced that they did, he
Immediate! placed an order for
several "National Quality'1 Mazda
Up 24t.h Street Phone 88.
:22 Twenty-fifth St.
Special Dinner 25 S
Lunch from 11 a. en. to 4 p. m w
Dinner from 4 to 8 p. m.
'--.o and Foon. Mansners
J Pi '!
Some people are satisfied with tho J58"
glitter, even it it isn't Kold.
a m
In thla belief Mr Hitchcock formal
ly set the parcel post m operation ex
actly at midnight as the bells pezled rt
oul the arrival of the aenr yor bv SiT
mailing a package to ivsi-mun , -i. Vjh
ward W .Morgan of New York. It con- SkCL
tained a loving cop. Iu-r i- m ' Hai?
graved with an Inscription d . rip- A o V
- of tho occasion and placed In tlit JteS
Nal onal museum. Inw
On..- of the mosi. keenly Interested '
men in the group when Mr Hitch
mailed ihe irirt was Fourth N-
"cf:-"t ''oHtmi-Etrr General Peter V .
the lie service.

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