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ACT8 OF SECRETARY YERGER RE
VIEWED BY COURT IN DECIS
ION—JUDGE ERRED.
THEORY OF STATE WRONG
Would Sacrifice the Spirit to the Let
ter of Law, Declares Supreme a
Court In Opinion Handed
Down in Jackson.
—Jackson.
The supreme court reversed the ver
dict of the jury in the Hinds county
circuit court finding Col. W. A. Mont
gomery, a prison trustee, guilty Of mal
feasance in office, ordering that offi
cial discharged. Col. Montgomery was
. • fined $100 and removed from office,
but continued to hold his position as a
member of the prison board pending
the result of the appeal to the supreme
court. The decision was written by
Justice Cook.
The supreme court takes the view
that while the trustee may have been
negligent, in that he did not keep a
strict check on the actions of the sec
retary of the board, Lawrence Yerger,
who embezzled more than $30,000 of
the funds of the penitentiary, he could
not be held criminally responsible for
what Yerger did.
The supreme court says Judge W. A.
Henry, before whom Col. Montgomery
was tried, erred in granting certain
instructions, and that the counts in
the indictment were so conflicting that
the defendant could not prepare a
proper defense.
The main basis of the prosecution
was on the theory that the trustees
had no lawful authority to delegate to
the secretary the duties prescribed for
performance by the trustees, such as
selling farm products and indorsing
checks. In performing these duties,
prescribed as being those of the trus
tees, Yerger was enabled t d embezzle
large funds.
Castleman on Stand.
That the defendant told him to "go
ahead and close up that transaction
with Hobbs" was the testimony here of
Steve Castleman, principal witness for
the state in the trial of Theo. G. Bib
bo, N lieutenant-governor of Mississippi,
charged with soliciting and accepting
a bribe in connection with the pro
posed formation of a new county by
the legislature of 1912.
State Senator G. A. Hobbs, referred
to by the witness, was jointly indicted
with Bilbo and later acquitted.
Castleman, who was on the stand
practically all day, told of his alleged
payment to Hobbs in a Vicksburg ho
tel of the first installment of the bribe
He said that Hobbs told him
money.
he came as a messenger from Bilbo
and that Bilbo "knew all about the
When arraigned Lieut.-Gov.
matter.'
* Bilbo pleaded not guilty.
Big Health Campaign.
Dr. W. H. Rowan, general sanitary
inspector under the direction of the
Mississippi State Board of Health, is
leading an active and tireless cam
paign for a physically cleaner and
healthier commonwealth. He is con
ducting a rigid campaign against dirt,
filth-breeding depositories, flies and
Insanitary conditions generally, and is
making it a direct official matter with
•very county and municipal health of
ficer in the state.
To each county health officer Dr.
Rowan has sent a strong letter, re
*«• quiring personal inspection - of each
town, in each county, and accompany
ing the letter blank for their inspec
tion reports. It is required that each
town be inspected and such inspection
reported, not later than July 15, next.
Incorporated in this general letter
is the following paragraph
"These reports make up a big part
of your record. At the last board of
health meeting, these records were
called for, and iu some instances are
proying to the board that many-health
officers are careless or indifferent
while several have neglected this duty
entirely. Let me impress upon you
the necessity of promptness and effi
ciency, if you would have your record
straight in this office.
Dr. Rowan is also taking steps to
• have the recent order of the board re
quiring the screening of hotels and
restaurants to be enforced. All hotels
* are required to screen within 3Ô days,
thè work to be done under the direc
tion or with the approval of the local
health officer. It is further ordered,
■' t that all hotels of three or more stories
must provide proper fire escapes, and
«.this is ahother detail for which the
. county health .officers are held re
sponsible. j*
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t>r. Rilsy Congratulated.
Dr. Franklin L. Riley, professor of
history at the University of Missis
sippi, and secretary of the Mississippi
Historical Society, is receiving wide
spread congratulations ^>n the latest
issue of the Mississippi Historical So
ciety papers.
Sisson Indorsed.
At a large and enthusiastic meeting
of friends of Congressman T. U. Sis
gon, held at Winona, a T. U. Sisson
Club was organized.
Railroads Assessed.
Secretary James Galceran of the
railroad commission is sending out
letters of notification to the legal and
tax departments of the public servies
corporations to the effect that the
commission has adopted the same
schedule of ad valorem assessments
for 1914 aatwas used in 1913.
Baldwyn is Growing.
In many directions can be heard
the sound of saw and hammer and
the mason's trowel in Baldwya.
Bilbo Men Exult.
While the XI free-born American
citizens who hare been caught so fai
on the panel upon which a jury is be
ing built up for a trial on the charge
of bribery against Theo. G. Bilbo were
imprisoned within the precincts of
Hind's County's temple of justice,
with certain restrictions placed upon
their liberties, there loomed up cer
, tain probabilities in regard to whether
or not a petit jury will be required.
A casual survey of the situation leads
the man to the conclusion that there
may be no occasion for a jury, in view
of the allegations filed. If the testi
mony to be taken by Judge Teat
should sustain the affidavit of Grand
Juror Tvargosky of Warren County
that District Attorney Thames in any
way contributed to the finding of the
Bilbo indictment otherwise than as
the duly constituted legal adviser to
the jury, it is held by members of the
bar and students of the court proced
ure that the indictments would be nul
lified.
It is the purpose of the presiding
judge to make a thorough and impar
tial investigation, and he has directed
subpoenas for all persons presumed to
be able to throw light on the situa
tion. Attorneys for the defense have
cited ample authority for procedure
in such cases, and the force of these
was recognized by Judge Teat. The
weight of law and authority, contend
ed the lawyers for Defendant Bilbo,
is with them in their contention that
the district attorney has nothing to
do with the findings of fact upon
which a grand jury bases its returns
to the court. He is their adviser as
to what facts as they may develop in
the course of inquiry may constitute
a crime or misdemeanor against the
law. Beyond that, they contend, that
officer may not go in developing in
a
dictments.
■The prosecution, on the other hand,
contends that the district attorney is
and should be clothed with disr.retion
when in conference or ad
ary powers
vising with the grand jurors, other
wise, how are the laws which such
officer 'has reason to believe are be
ing flaunted or violated to be en
forced?
Mr. Tvargosky, the grand juror who
has thus been flashed on the screen
upon which is beinè depicted the Bil
bo drama, it is understood, while not
actually repudiating the allegations
contained in the affidavit to which his
name is affixed, has publicly stated
that the statement was procured un
der a certain species of false pre
Much interest, therefore, Is
tense.
manifested in what he may tell the
court when he takes the stand on
Monday afternoon, or whenever he
may be put on.
The Bilbo men are wearing a satis
fied and hopeful expression, much
more pronounced than at any time
since the proceedings which the in
jection of this new matter interrupt
ed, and it is held to be the most de
cisive victory they have won since the
case was started.
The eleven tentative selected jurors
were given the run of the court room
precincts, and were not kept cooped
in the limits of one apartment.
Deputy Sheriff M. A. Kramer, with
three assistants, stood watch and
ward over the men, conducting them
to and from their meals and attend
ing to their necessary telephone calls
to their homes or lodging places.
Sheriff Middleton, anticipating some
such crisis as a locked up jury during
the Bilbo trial, had taken extra care
to have every convenience provided,
including the plumbing, the finish
ing and cleaning up of the bath room
and installing of electric fans.
up
Visits National Guard.
Lieut. B. F. McClellan of the Twen
ty-eighth United States Infantry, on
instruction duty with the Mississippi
National Guard, has been ordered to
take up special instruction services in
several states with their respective
national guard organizations. Mr. Mc
Clellan will visit the national guard of
Kentucky, Tennessee and Alabama,
and will-assist in preparing the re
spective organizations for participa
tion in the joint army and militia
maneuvers, provided for later In the
He will be absent for about
summer.
four weeks and will return to Missis
sippi in time for the state encamp
ment at Natchez, beginning the last
day of July aDd running through the
first week in August.
Adjt.-Gen. Scales reports that the
only officer on special detail duty at
present in the encampment prelimi->
naries is Capt. S. P. Walker, inspector
of small arms practice, who has been
detailed to Natchez to prepare a map
of chart of the Duncan Park tract and
surroundings, which is to be the en
A special detail,
©ampment site,
made up of two men from each com
under two commissioned offi
Dany,
cers, will be sent ahead of the guard
to prepare camp, this detail to bf
made up shortly.
Good Potato Crop.
Mississippi farmers who planted
Irish potato crops this year are, al
most without exception, reaping a rich
harvest.
Business Men Organize.
The business men of Tunica have
formed a retail merchants' association
to protect the merchants of Tunica and
to have the wholesale houses of Mem
. phis and elsewhere cease selling direct
to the individual.
Negro Teachers Meet.
In an interesting address before the
convention of Missisippi negro edu
cators during the 1914 convention, L.
C. Jones, head of a successful negro
school at Braxton, in Simpson county,
made a strong plea for more attention
to vocational training.
Boy Scouts in Camp.
The first troops of Boy Scouts ar
rived at Brandon to hold their annual
encampment. The Vieksburg troops
are in charge of Master C. N. Flana*
gan, the Jackson troops in charge of
Von Houten and the Brandon troops
in charge of Scouts Master Roy Fox.
A special dispatch from Wlnnshoro,
La., says that the holdlngss of the SL
John Lumber Company were sold at
that place at sheriff's sale for $100,*
500.
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WASHINGTON JURY REPORTS.
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Examined 291 Witnesses and Returned
73 True Bills.
Greenville. — The grand jury of
Washington county has made its final
report, which proved of unusual inter
est, because of the special references
contained in the report. The report
shows the examination of 291 wit
nesses with 73 true bills, 13 for mur
der, returned into court. The jury re
ports that blind tigers have flourished
in certain parts of the county, notably
at Leota, Areola, Isola and Belzoni..
The jury made a thorough investiga
tion, but expressed the opinion that
many had perjured themselves to pro
tect violators of the prohibition law.
The jury also charged that many of
the justices of the peace of the county
are apparently indifferent to this vio
lation of the law. They also call at
tention to the fact that many of the
stores of Greenville, including pool
rooms, are kept open on Sunday and
calls on the city and county officials
to stop it.
The jury reported the county jail in
splendid sanitary condition with the
prisoners well cared for and compli
mented the county sheriff, circuit
clerk, judge, district attorney and coun
ty attorney for courtesies extended.
FRfeSH HOUNDS ARE PUT ON
MAN CHASE AS TIRED
PACK FAILS.
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LYNCHING IS THREATENED
Over 500 Men Take Part in Chase
After Negro Who Shot Earl Case.
Will Lynch in the Regula
tion Style.
Leland.—Although Jack Farmer, fu
gitive negro desperado, being sought
by numerous posses for shooting Earl
Case, was reported as having been
seen in the woods between Stoneville
and Leland, bloodhounds, with the ne
gro's pursuers, were unable to strike
a trail when taken to the scene.
Manuel Rump, an aged negro, re
ported to Mayor C. Standifer here that
he saw a negro answering the descrip
tion of Farmer sitting on a log. The
posse with the bloodhounds was im
mediately advised, and came here from
Shaw. The dogs were carried to the
log pointed out by Rump, but they
made no response.
The hounds have been running hard
for the last three days, and it is be
lieved they require a rest. A fresh
pack will be secured.
The Leland posse, headed by Mayor
Standifer, and a posse from Green^lle
are working with the Shaw posse. Al
together there are more than 500 men
seeking Farmer. The negro is certain
to be caught. Citizens throughout
this section openly declare they want
to be in at the finish.
The popular desire Js that Farmer
be lynched in regulation style—with
rope and other effects. However, as
the negro has a plentiful supply of
ammunition, he is expected to put up
a fight, and in that case the people
may be cheated of the prospective tree
If Farmer uses his gun,
ceremony,
his pursuers will take no chances of
capturing him alive. It will then be a
question of who fires first.
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INSPECTS LUMBER HOLDINGS.
Member of London Stock Exchange
Visits Clarksdale.
Clarksdale.—C. B. Penn, a promi
nent member of the London (England)
stock exchangfe, has Been in Clarksdale
inspecting properties owned in this im
mediate territory by the United States
Lumber and Cptton company, in which
he was largely interested. In com
pany with General Manager E. C. Cow
gill, he went over the big plantations
owned by the company at Hillhouse,
Blue Lake and Longstreet. Mr. Penn
expressed himself as being highly
pleased with conditions as they exist
in this part of the delta, and said he
was amazed at the opportunities here
offered. He said that he had heard
much of the far-famed Mississippi
delta, but that tvhat he had seen ex
ceeded hip expectations greatly. Mr.
Penn was oa his way to London from
a globe-trotting expedition, having
spent several months in Australia,
China, Japan and the Philippines. He
proceeded from Clarksdale to New
York, whence he will sail immediately
to London.
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Fountain Presented.
McComb City.—The CivicJeague of
this city, always working fo*the beau
tifying of the city, has completed a
nice drinking fountain at the head of
Main street, which was presented to
the city.
Country Club for Jackson.
Jackson.—A modern, well-equipped
country club, with all tfie accessories
which usually go with such institu
tional adjuncts^ is the latest venture
upon which the leading men of Jack
son have launched their enterprising
activities.
Tv/o Houses Burned.
Fire destroyed two
Columbus,
houses belonging to T. A. McGabey,
together with household effects, en
tailing a loss of $6,000, partiflly cov
ered by insurance.
Build Annex.
„ Clarksdale.— W. U. Lange, in charge
bf the Ferro Concrete Construction
Co. of Cincinnati in the work, of build
ing the immense Alcazar Hop
at a cost of more than Ü 00,000, has
given out a list showing the letting of
subcontracts.
annex
Names Forrest Sheriff.
Hattiesburg—J. C- Magruder, ex
sheriff, was appointed by Gov. Brewer
to succeed J. D, Bennet, deceased, as
County.
sheriff
NEGROES ROB PAY TRAIN.
Two White Are Killed and Three Are
Wounded by Robbers.
Laurel.—Reese Fitzpatrick and J. V.
Simmono are dead, and Wyatt Robin
son is. severely wounded in the arm
as the result of a sensational hold-up
and robbery of the pay car of the Gil
christ-Fordney Lumber Company, a
short distance from Stevens, in Jasper
County.
The pay car was held up and robbed
by three negroes who secured $2,300
in small change and currency and es
caped into the woods.
Fitzpatrick and Robinson left Lau
rel soon after noon for the Gilchrist
Fordney Lumber camp to pay off the
men.
Théy went as far as Stevens on the
regular New Orleans, Mobile & Chi
cago passenger train, where they were
met by J. V. Simmons, bookkeeper at
the camp, and the three men proceed
ed on a small motor car along the
tracks of the logging road leading out
into the woods from that station.
When a short distance from Stevens
they encountered a pile of ties on the
track and alighted to remove the ob
struction, when they were fired on
from ambush. ,
Fitzpatrick was shot through the
body, dying immediately. Simmons
received the content« of a Winchester
shot gun in the head and died before
reaching a hospital in Laurel. Rob
inson received a painful wound in the
arm. He dropped to the ground and
the negroes evidently believed him
dead, as they then boarded the car,
took possession of the money and dis
appeared in the woods. Robinson then
made his way back to Stevens and
gave the alarm.
The negroes were concealed behind
a pile of timber and fired rapidly.
Robinson is positive that he knows
one of the negroes and he believes he
can identify the others. A special
train bearing doctors and a posse of
citizens left immediately for the
scene of the robbery and the bodies
of the two men reached Laurel about
dark. Robinson is suffering intense
pain, but gave the officers a fairly
good account of the hold-up. All of
the men are prominent.
If the negroes are captured it will
be hard to prevent a lynching, as
threats are already being freely made.
The town of Stevens is 25 miles north
of Laurel and the country where the
robbery and double murder occurred
is hilly, with numerous reed brakes
and dense undergrowth, which will
make the man hunt all the more diffi
cult.
FARMERS FIGHT DUEL.
Grady Sheffield Believed to Be Fatally
Wounded.
Marks.—Report reached here of a
shooting which took place near Darl
ing between Grady Sheffield and Lloyd
Odom. This duel was the sequel to
an old grudge. Sheffield fired the first
shot, it is said, from behind a tree,
striking Odom in the arm. Odom used
a shotgun, while Sheffield had a pis
tol. Sheffiéld is believed to be fatally
wounded. Odom is in the county jail
at Marks pending the result of the
shooting of Sheffield.
Sheffield and Odom had long been
enemies because of dissensions in
business. Odom was a tenant of Shef
field, and the two men frequently quar
reled over the working of cyops and
disposition of the proceeds.
For several days the men had gone
about, night and day, heavily armed.
Sheffield usually carried a brace of
revolvers and Odom had conveniently
nearby a double-barreled shotgun
loaded with buckshot.
Shortly after sunup, while the two
men were proceeding to the field from
their respective homes, they came to
gether at a rail fence corder. Odom
leaned across the top of the rails, let
ting his gun barrel rest.
Sheffield, suspicious of the move
ments of his enemy, kept both hands
to his gun pockets.
After a few words, during which the
lie was passed back and forth, both
farmers flashed their weapons and
fired simultaneously.
Sheffield was shot in the lower part
of the abdomen with two loads of
buckshot A stray bullet struck him
under the right eye. He is not ex
pected to live. Odom was wounded in
both arms, and received a shot in the
cheek. His condition is reported seri
ous.
ORPHANAGE GETS MONEY.
Columbus.—According to a decision
recently rendered by Judge J G. Mc
presiding at a special term of
the chancery court of Lafayette coun*
ty, the Palmer orphanage of this city
is legally entitled to the sum of $2,000,
which was bequeathed to the institu
tion by Mrs. Av4e B. Anderson, a
wealthy Oxford woman, whp died a
Under the laws of
wan,
few months ago.
the state of Mississippi neither money,
real estate nor other personal proper
ty can be bequeathed to religious and
charitable institutions, but the case in
question is an exceptional one, the
heirs having agreed to the terms of the
will. - However, the administrators of
the will did not care to pay the money
without legal authority.
Two Oil Welle Under Way.
Collins—The deep well under way
at Sanford by W. S. F. Tatum has
reached a depth of about five hundred
A fine flow of artesian water
intercepted at a depth of about
feet,
was
250 feet.
Heat Victim at Natchez.
A. J. Gerard, local agent
of the American Express Company,
Was overcome by the heat and is in a
serious condition. The maximum tem
perature was 97.
Natchez.
The Magruder Appointment.
Jackson.— There is no likelihood
that Gov. Brewer will reconsider his
appointment of J. C. Magruder of Hat
tiesburg as acting sheriff of Forrest
County, Vice Capt. J. D. Bennett, de
ceased, notwithstanding the protest
which such appointment has created
Accepts a Pastorate.
Meridian—Rev. Hervey MeDowell o 1
Pass Christian has accepted a -call to
the pastorate of the Second Fresbytor
ian church in this city.

DAY FOR CELEBRATION
SOME PLAYERS DO UNUSUALLY
WELL ON BIRTHDAY8.
George Mullln Shuts Out SL Louis
Browns Without Hit or Run, While
Sam Crawford and "Duffy"
Lewis Boost Averages.
Frank J. Navin, owner of the De
troit Tigers, has had the suggestion
made to him that whenever any of
his players is to have a birthday the
fact lie announced in the papers In
the city in which the Jenningsites are
performing. The reason for this sug
gestion is that on July 4, 1912, the De
troit papers called attention to the
fact that George Mullln would that
day celebrate his thirty-second birth
day. Portly George, now with the
Indianapolis Feds, proved some cele
brater, for he not only blanked the
Browns in runs, but denied them hits,
too.
On the morning of April 18 a De
troit paper carried a story that Sam
Crawford was celebrating his thirty
fourth birthday, it being pointed out
in said story that "Wahoo Sam'
his birthday anniversaries was not in
the habit of batting heavily, and that
his average for the games he had
played on April 18, from 1902 on, had
been just .231. Sam, noting this fact,
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proceeded to bat at a .666 clip against
the Naps, poling a single and a homer
and boosting his birthday average
from .231 to .276.
Another American league outfielder
who celebrated his birthday on tha
same date as Sam Crawford and in
a befitting manner was George Ed
ward Lewis of the Red Sox. "Duffy"
glorified the occasion by delivering
the wallop that placed on the records
the only run scored in the Boston
Philadelphia game.
An able athlete who generally seen
to it that his birthday is made a day
of gladness for his team is Christy
Mathewson of the Giants,
birthday is August 12, and inspection
of the records shows that "Big Six''
does not ask for a rest on his natal
anniversary, but is willing to go in
and work on that day unless it be
Sunday.
Only once has the Old Master con
sorted with Dame Defeat on his birth
day. The year this happened was
1912, and then Christy the Crafty,
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"Duffy" Lewis of Boston Red Sox.
acting in a relief capacity for a bom
barded boxmap, could not subdue the
Cardinals, and they procured one run
off him (the winning one), after hav
ing gained soven counters off the
man Matty had succeeded.
Hard Luck Games.
Eddie Cicotte and Jeff Tesreau
should get together and sympathize.
Tesreau, pitching for the Giants
against the Pirates recently, had a
no-hit game up to the last out in the
ninth inning, when Joe Kelly made
a hit off him. Cicotte, pitching for
the White Sox against the Athletics
May 19, had a no-hit, no-man-to
first game, when with one out in the
eighth inning Mclnnes made a hit off
him and spoiled the day—kept him
from attaining the pitcher's Nirvana,
Si Sanborn sayB.
blow to his hopes, Cicotte went right
ahead and retired the next five bats
men following Mclnnes in order.
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In spite of the
May 8lgn John Graves.
Connie Mack's young Chippewa-In
dian pitcher, John Graves of Brainerd,
Minn., has an older brother, John,
who was his catchers and is so highly
extolled by Joe that Manager Mack
may sign him.
would be a novelty in base ball.
An Indian battery
Praise for Brssnahan.
A Chicago critic declares that Roger
Bresnahan is catching the best ball
of his career right now and that West
side fans who were disposed to "ride"
him have been forced to recognize his
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RABBIT" MARANVILLE IS SPEED MARVEL
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Walter J. Maranville, Boston Shortstop.
Walter J. Maranville, the sensational young shortstop of the Boston
National league team, is a native of Springfield, Mass., where he was
born twenty-five years ago. After playing with school and semi-pro. teams
in and around his native town, he made his professional debut with the
New Bedford club of the New England league, in 1912.
sational ball from the start, and in mid-season he was purchased by the
Boston National club.* He joined the Boston team about September 1,
1912, and made good at once in all departments of the game, but par
ticularly in accurate fielding and fast ground cohering. In size he is
not unlike Bush of the Detroit American team, and his playing so far in
the major league reminds one very much of this famous Tiger. Maran
ville has the nickname of ''Rabbit," derived from his wonderful speed and
quick starts.
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It is said that baseball has become
a popular sport in Santo Domingo.
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Why did the Federal league release
Umpire Kane?
wasn't Abel?
Was it because he
• • •
Miller Huggins declares that Rube
M&rquard is an. easy pitcher for the
Cards to beat.
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Hank O'Day insists upon his play ere
showing every respect and courtesy
toward the umpires.
* • •
And among other things the Red
Sox could use to good advantage a
pinch-hitter with the punch.
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Charlie Herzog is getting good re
sults out of wh^t looked like an in
ferior pitching staff last spring.
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The Red Sox needn't worry over
the shortstop position. Everett Scott
will fill in Heine Wagner's shoes.
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Christy Mathewson ' says that the
Giants are right now the best club
to pitch for that he has ever seen.
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Hughey Jennings will throw an arm
off or kick a leg off some day in the
ardor of his calisthenic coaching.
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Steve Evans of the Brooklyn Feds
must have found a magic bat, for he
is slamming the pill around unmer
cifully.
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The Pittsburghers have won and lost
their games in streaks this year.
Clarke men have not shown any con
sistency.
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Miner Brown says: „ "Rome wasn't
built in a day, so we still have a fair
chance to cop the Federal league
bunting.
The
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Henry Billiard is a member of the
But it's a cinch bet he
Hoo-feds.
wouldn't be if Muggsy McGraw had
seen him first.
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President Tener has instructed all
clubs in the National league to em
ploy a megaphone man to make an
nouncements in the future.
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Catcher Pichardo, a swarthy
skinned athlete who reports that he
is of Cuban extraction, is up for trial
with the champion Giants.
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Irving Kantlehner, the new left
handed pitcher of the Pirates, is a big
fellow of refinement who has made
friends of every man on the club.
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Pitcher Schneider, the Seattle hurl
er who was reported to have been
signed by Joe Tinker for the Cbifeds,
has joined the Cincinnati Reds.
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Fans of Utica, N. Y., honored
George Burns, Giant outfielder, in the
exhibition game by presenting him
with a gold watch when he came to
bat.
George McQuillan is the John L. Sul
livan of base ball. He is off the stuff
for good and is drawing salary in the
majors instead of a minor circuit pit
tance.
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Walter Johnson was asked recently
whether he'd ask for an umpiring job
when he starts to slip. Walter said:
"Nix; I'd rather go back to the old
farm."
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Umpire Brennan is loud in his praise
of Flack, the young outfielder playing
with Tinker's Chicago Fédérais Bill
that Flack has everything that !
to make a great bail player, j
says
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B0EHLING IS STAR TWIRLER
Washington Youngster Is Master of
Change of Pace and Relies Very
Much on Fast Ball.
Pitcher Joe Boehling of Washing
ton is a master of the change of pace,
but seems to rely most upon his fast
ball, which appears to be very deceiv
ing to the batter. He works In a
graceful, easy way, conserving his en
ergy, and will be good for many years.
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He is cool under fire, and is apparent
ly not handicapped by his youth. 9
Two years ago Griffith would have
taken with thanks an offer of $3,d00
for Boehling. Now he has refused ar
offer of $15,000.
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American Association Record. -
At Minneapolis on June 9, the Min
neapolis and Louisville teams estab
lished a new American association
record when they battled 20 innings,
Minneapolis winning 3 to 2. Joe Lake
pitched the whole game for the Mill
ers. Grover Loudermilk pitched 12
for Louisville and struck out 15 men
in that time. Toney finished the game
for the Colonels. Minneapolis scored
a run in the first and another in the
second, but did not see the plate again
until the twentieth. The previous
long distance record in the associa
tion was 19 innings, made by Milwau
kee and Columbus on July 16, 1913.
Brewers Have Another Star.
The Milwaukee Brewers have an
other sensational player about ready
for the big show. This year's sensa
tion is Oscar ("Happy") Felch, out
fielder and home-run hitter extraor
dinary. Milwaukee has turned out
Chappelle, Schalk, Leibold, Blackburn
and Gilbert in recent yeara. Felch
has formed a habit of winning games
with home runs .in the ninth inning.
Novel Way of Punishing Players.
President Tener has hit upon a
very sensible plan of hurting th9
feelings of ball players, and not in
juring the ball teams that they play
on, as has always been the case. He
handed Heine Zimmerman a flae of
$25, instead of letting him lay off for
three days, and causing the Cubs tc
lose a game or two as a result.
Mack Signs Collegian,
Connie Mack is still adding college
men to hi? < list of players. Shag
Thompson of the University of North
Carolina joined his squad the other
day. He is an outfielder and Connie, '
who saw him work two games in the
South, believes that he is a coming
start both at bat and on the bases.
All-Round Star.
Leg Magee now has full claim to
distinction as an all-round star, hav
ing played all the infield and outfield
positions. Magee covered first
recently for the Cardinals,
! an accident sustained by
j while sliding.
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