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FRANK CHANCE BACK IN BASEBALL GAME?
*,.x Xv ss x. vm V ■ ' ■ .. I_' 1 5 jü& ' x: « S m V X :• x. : . -v >y •> , x: . J - ■ r ' X, ' S#? - s-SiSS .ii •• Ij \ ik Frank Chance. Frank Chance may be back in baseball, though not in the major leagues, ïf Barney Oldfield, the automobile race driver, can turn two tricks. One is to Induce Chance to change his mind about retirement. The other is to induce the holders of stock in the Los Angeles club of the Pacific Coast league to sell the stock. Oldfield is after the stock. He has the money to buy it His home now is ln Los Angeles. He is a baseball fan. Chance and he are close friends. But it still ip doubtful that the man who won four pennants with the Chicago Cubs «ould be induced to come back to a sport that brought such bitter disappoint ment when he tried to make a winner out of the New York Americans. f ment when he tried to make a winner out BOXERS MUST DEFEND TITLE American Boxing Association Has •tartsd War on Flghtsrs—Tsd Lswts Classed as Welter. ' The recently born American Boxing association has started real war on title holders who refuse to give the rising generation a whack at the hon Acting upon resolutions recently adopted, it has sent notification to Wil lie Ritchie that he must defend his American lightweight championship by fighting for it within a reasonable time. If he refuses, or ignores the edict, the association will pick the best three or four men in the class and stage a series of battles to give the nation a real title holder. It is the sense of the promoters that Ritchie, Kid Graves, Mike O'Dowd, 0X8. I t -. : x X V •• . iX m X ft#: m 1 y ;•••: u; • - • • -> X-.;. ■ x Ted Lewis. Soldier Bartfield, Packey McFarland, Jack Britton and Ted Lewis be classed as welters. In the case of Ritchie, Britton and Lewis, the promoters voted that these men will have to back op any daims they might make as to their still being lightweights by meet ing all comers at the accepted weight In that class. In the middleweight class the pro moters selected Young Aheam, Mike Gibbons, Jeff Smith, George Chip, Jim my Clabby and Eddie McGoorty. In the new flyweight division Frankie Izzo. Artie Armstrong and Jimmy Pappas were picked as the three likeliest lads. m at Last Raoe In England. The last flat race of the year in England, the Final Plate, of a mile and a h*if, at Newmarket recently resulted In a dead heat between M. de 8t Alary's six-year-old gelding. Khedive III, and Lord Derby's good three-year-old filly, Hesta, with the Duke of Portland's three-yearold By third. Racing will be resumed in the spring. ' Intercity Ten Pin League. D. J. Sweeney, a veteran bowler of fit. Louis, is hopeful of organising an intercity ten pin league in which St Louis, Omaha, Kansas City, Mo., Chi cago and Peoria, Des Moines, 8L Jo seph or Sioux City could compote in '.weekly contests. LITTLf PICK® OT 5P0PT • • Hockey is simply a new name for it Just as many crocks are nicked as when it was called "shinny on your own side. • • • Hank Gowdy expects to do the bulk of the backstopping for the Braves next year now that Whaling has been released. • • » The Kansas City Polo club has been organized, with the idea of populariz ing the pony polo sport among citi zens in that city. * • • Lung, a full-blooded Chinaman at in side left on the Columbia university soccer football team, is one of the squad's most expert players. • • • If there is anything in this "bigger they come, the harder they fall" dope, there'll be an awful crash when Fred Fulton drops. He measures 6 feet 4. • • • A dispatch says the golf game in England iB shot full of holes because the players have gone to war. same applies to some of the players. * • * Coach Houghton of Harvard says he is not qualified to name an All American eleven. He does not pick them, he Just makes them. • • * The The Courtney rowing No. 2 in the present Cornell first boat is a nephew of Coach Courtney. This year's freshman candidates number 100. • • • Chicago's automobile race, set for June 19 next, will be decreased from 500 miles to 300 miles. The purse for the race will be $30,000, which will be split into ten parts. * * • The St. Louis Nationals have signed a one-eyed pitcher as a running mate for Meadows, the four-eyed hurler. That puts the club one eye to the good. • • * New York Sun headline: Eleven Will Be Heavy Loser by Graduation.' the Sun evidently did not pass with Dana. - Yale «« The day of humor on • * * Umpire Quigley worked in 20 foot ball games during the season just closed and has now gone to his home in St Mary's, Kan., for a rest during the winter months. • • • Harvard university recently manned 20 eight-oared shells with rowing can didates, while 50 or more oarsmen in single and double shells also practiced on the Charles river. • • • Cassignol, the best billiard player in France, and Julius Adorjan, the Hungarian expert, may visit this country and participate in matches be fore the year is over. • • • Gilmour Doble, Washington univer sity coach, whose teams were never beaten in eleven years, claims he nev er will taste defeat as long as he lives. He has quit coaching. • • • Coach A1 Sharpe of Cornell univer sity has a four-year contract to in struct the Ithaca institution athletes In football, baseball and basketball. He has turned out two champion basket ball teams in three years. • • • r Coach Walter Christie, the veteran Instructor in track athletics at the University of California, has organ ised classes for instruction in coach ing and students' training, at which there is a large attendance. Coach Jim Rice of Columbia univer sity oarsmen says the reoeat tri umph of his varsity eight over the Yale-oarew should do much to coun teract the growing feeling that Eng lish rowing methods are supérieur to the American theories of rowing. COACH SHOWS ABILITY Doctor Sharpe Picked as Great est All-Round Athlete. Physical Director of Michigan Univer sity Picks Cornell Man as Best of Sprinters and Gymnasts In Every Respect From time to time athletes have been put forward as the perfect speci men of all-around athletic ability and development. Now comes forward one of the best athletic authorities in the country. Dr. A. C. May, physical di rector of the University of Michigan, to pick a Philadelphian for this honor. Doctor May, a former Yale man, who has been rated as a real Mike Mur phy by those who know athletics, says that Dr. A1 Sharpe, who now is the football, baseball and basketball coach at Cornell university, is the greatest living all-round athlete to day. ' "Doctor Sharpe now is coaching Cornell university it. three major sports, baseball, boothall and basket ball, and getting results in all three, said Doctor May. "He played all of these games with equal merit, and I say that he was the greatest basket ball player I ever saw. He was a brilliant football player, especially in the drop-kicking department, and in baseball he was a wonder, numerous offers from the Athletics to play ball In past seasons. He could pitch and play first base and was an ambidextrous thrower. "Look at him once and you will see the reason for his success. He is six feet one inch tall and weighs 195 pounds. He is evenly proportioned and owes his build not to athletics, but to gymnastics, and he owes his ath letic success not to his build so much I He had sg m. : K j yf: x * • V v ■■ -■ ■ v 1 I • •• . •> r .•X ?V.' , X Dr. AI 8harpe. as to his ability to handle his body, which he developed in the gymnasium. He can handle himself on the bars and rings and other apparatus with as much skill as he can play football and other sports. He can turn a backward and forward flop and he knows the other tricks of a gymnast. "He is fast on his feet still. In officiating in big college games 1 have seen him outrun some of the fastest men on the football field, keep ing with them on their long runs to the touchdowns. Sharpe could row, run a fine relay, jump, put the shot, and, in fact, do about anything on the athletic field." Big league company naturally had its lures for A1 Sharpe, the same as other men who have made athletics and the physical man a study. The colleges of the east looked upon his work with wistful eyes. Cornell finally drew the prize. His success with baseball and basketball made him the logical candidate to fill Glenn War ner's shoes with the football squad. He was given the place, and if per sistence and the study of man will win, Sharpe has a bright futur* ahead. Cavanaugh Not to Quit. Frank Cavanaugh, head coach ol Dartmouth, is now on the first year ol his second three-year contract, so that the suggestion made two days ago that Tom Keady would be offered the job has not the slightest founds tion. Wlllle Hoppe to Play In Hawaii. William F. Hoppe, the balk line bil liard champion, will visit the Hawaiian islands next spring and spend the ear ly summer months there and on the Pacific coast. He will be accompanied by Koji Yamada, the crack Japanese player. Danforth Should Halp Sox. Danforth, the new pitcher secured from the Louisville club of the Amer lean association, should help Managet Rowland to bolster up his slipping pitching staff next year. Frisco Tsa to Cross Ocean. The Olympic club of San Francisco will send a team of 14 baseball players to Honolulu, P. L, next February for • series of games with teams there. Sorensen Elected Captain. F. G. Sorensen of Norwood, Ohio, has been elected captain of the Ohio State university football team. During the last season ha played at full back and left half back. LEARNED THE LORD'S PRAYER "Old Charley" Telia How aa a Child . He Didn't Want To, But Hfa Pappy "Persuaded" Him. "Yas, praise de Lord, Ah's a good Christian," remarked old Charley to an assemblage of negro children who had gathered around him on the steps of the little shingled country church. "Ah kin say de Lord's Prayer, Ah kin, clean through, an' Ah been able to say It eber since Ah wan* no bigger'n a grasshopper." "Hones', Uncle Charley, was you eber as li'l es a grasshopper?" queried a fat little ypungster. "Ah sho was, chile, an den's when mah pappy l'arn me de Lord's Prayer. Ah wuz a sho 'null hard-headed chile an' Ah had a pos'tive dlstas'e fo' pray in'. De preacher, he lay me out from de pulpit one day, 'cause he done hear dat Ah des natcherally wouldn' l'arn de Lord's Prayer. Gosh ter mighty, how mah pappy done lick me after dat meetin'! He say he gwine l'arn me dat prayer ef it took de hide off'n me. "He might' near done 'at, too. He go an' git an ol' piece ob trunk strap an' he take me out on the kitchen steps an' he say de first line er dat holy prayer, 'Ouah Father who art in heaben.' Den he say, 'Charley, say dem words.' Ah ain't open mah mouf. Ah tol' you Ah waz hard-headed. Whack-whew, an' he lay on dat trunk strap! 'Now say it,' he say, and Ah say, right smart like, 'Ouah Father who art in heaben." "Den he try me on de nex' line, but Ah ain' goin' say dat neider twell Ah see de strap cornin' at me. Den Ah says it real fas', 'Hallowed be thy name.* We goes through de whole jfetaway, he sa yin' a line, me fjden he lickin' an' me sayln' i Ebne tole me to. ''Ns** day Ah play possum an' hide in de woods twell nigh on 'bout time for supper. Den Ah get pow'ful hun gry an* come home hopin' pappy dis re member 'bout dat prayin'. But no, siree—dere he sit on de kitchen steps with dat strap. He done l'arn me dat night an' de nex' an de nex* twell fln'ly Ah could say dat prayer fom start to finish. Den he l'arn me once a week after dat, des to keep me recol lectin' and his arm in practice. "Now Ah ain* nerer start prayin' without Ah feels dat strap on mah back, but Ah sho is glad Ah's a Chris tian wld de promise ob heaben."— New York Evening Post prayi refi wat Woman Grocers. At the Hammersmith (England) Trade School for Girls the education committee has tried the experiment of holding classes for the Instruction and training of girls as grocery assist ants. Up to the present the classes have been well attended, and they will be continued as long as not fewer than 25 students wish to take the course. Practically every student who has passed through the course has secured a situation in the grocery trade at very satisfactory wages. It is hoped that six courses per yew- will be con ducted, and in futurw-'STery will be required to pay a registration fee of Is. on joining the classes, which have hitherto been free. It is reported that among the girls who attend there is, on the whole, a. low standard of gen eral education, especially in spelling, grammar and punctuation. A recom mendation has, therefore, been made to the council that a test in English should be imposed in the case of girls who do not possess certain qualifica tions. student How Germany Gets Rid of Rats. German system has been carried out so far that in most cases it has ceased to be a matter for remark. But how many people know all its ramifications —say, to the extermination of rats, for Instance? Yet, thanks to this self same system, there are practically no rats in Germany, while here in the United States they do $100,000,000 damage annually. As soon as rats appear in a building or other place, if ordinary methods fail the police are notified of their exist ence and at once an official is detailed to exterminate the rodents. So closely is the matter followed until the effort is successful that rats are seldom seen. No charge is made for the services of the official rat catcher. As a conse quence, there is little or no market for rat exterminators or traps in Ger many. Gets Wife for Dollar. Dollar day here drew many shoppers from about the state, but probably the shopper who received the most for his money was Frank Wombacher of Wini fred, forty years old, who bought a marriage license for $1 to wed Miss Jennie Nelson, twenty-six years old, of Brooklyn, N. Y. \ They were married by Rev. G. D. Brown of the Methodist Episcopal church, who had reduced his official services to $1 for that day, and after the ceremony started on a shopping expedition to pick up dollar bargains for their new home.—Madison (S. D.) Dispatch St. Paul Press. In Clutches of Giant Clam. Bert Whaling, baseball star, is re covering his equilibrium after one of the most narrow escapes anybody ever boasted. Whaling was picking abalones, which «re abnormal animals that stick to rocks. Bert didn't use a crowbar, as customary, but tried to pry his game off with a bare hand. The prey shut down on him as a turtle would do, and Whaling was locked firmly to Immovable matter. Friends arrived to release him just as the rising tide had given him two or three nerve-racking showers. — Los Angeles Times. Headgear in History. If we «11 knew the history of head which is far older than our own, would doubtless say: "My friend, this hat, whether radical or extreme, represents one of the oldest things in the world. In the palmy days of Rome all free artisans wore a cone-shaped hat, which was known as pUens. It sign of freedom, and when a slave was freed he hurried to get one. The Romans generally, except the ar tisans, who wore the soft hat already mentioned, draped the fold of the toga about th* head, which was deemed suf gear, we • was a TT New Leather-Trimmed Suits , ! -v.;.v V c ; ■ .? 1 m . M. m. 4* Ä mm I ; ! : m ' ÿm m. I w$. V: i • m - m. .X:; ■ M a •V 1 m I n. m X> v l : : j m x : :X: iili m M ? X; X.v!/* m xï: > P. ftjiy w: : PPJF- * ; ■ m ■ ■ M m ■ • When Paris determines to make use of a good, common-sense idea in cre ating the styles for womankind, we may be sure the idea will be graceful ly handled. Among the recent impor tations are leather-trimmed tailored suits and separate skirts which prom ise to be entirely successful with American women, who are keen to ap preciate the union of utility and beau ty in their appareL Among the best examples of the combination of fabric and leather are separate skirts made of strong, soft, woolen plaids, trimmed with a glace leather, matching the predominating oolor in the plaid. They are short, fitted smoothly about the hips, cut with a moderate flare, and faced up about the bottom with leather. A belt of leather and leather pockets, or leather-trimmed pockets, usually ap pear as finishing details. Entire skirts of leather or entire Jackets of leather followed in the wake of these first models but are not ] [ Dressy Frocks for the Difficult Age $ m 1 ■ >> LV * WSS.L i-. m $ ■sis §gl ■: x*xv:»»: mi ■■ / re'. 1 m V > m i ■ X ' Ex#® HP ill »• x ft# mm I X mm % '0 ::<*■ m a Miss old, D. after D.) I mm % '0 ::<*■ mm To choose clothes for a girl of or thereabout, is more of a task confronts the mother of the very girl, or presents Itself in clothing nearly grown miss. « It happens the child from six to fourteen is likely to be too thin and, hence, angu lar and awkward. Sometimes she considerably too fat. In either the mother must select styles that tone down her defects of figure keep her unconscious of them, casionally a little girl grows up out the usual experiences of "the ward age," and the chances are she owes much to a judicious'mother who clothed her artfully. Up to twelve years simple and most straight lines are to be recom mended in the garments of children. The skirt reaches the knee or a below it But in th« matter of length there is very good authority for tending the skirt several inches below the knee* especially for the girl eight. For a slender child a full walsted blouse and very short skirt re of a to a was as or Los own, in It a one. ar toga suf Beetles on Valle. Writing « very sensible and tical article entitled "The Comic Dress," in the Woman's Home panion, Grace Margaret Gould, fashion editor of that publication, tells some ulous by taking the new styles applying them to themselves too ously. Veils worn by some of women have beetles and bug woven in .heir meshes and at a little tance the effect is downright startling. women make themselves so well received. While every woman will see the advantage of a leather protection for the bottom of a cloth skirt and the harmony of leather in troduced in the details of finishing, all-leather garments are too cumber* some to be graceful, and there Is no good reason for making them. One of the leather-trimmed skirts is shown in the picture given here. The leather facing about the bottom is joined to the cloth by a piping of leather and the top of the facing is shaped into very wide and very shal low scallops. On one of the beet im portations the leather facing was put on in four sections and these were laced together with a silk cord. Narrow leather bindings finish the pockets and belt. Skirts of this kind are cut very short, not reaching below the tops of high boots, which often match the leather trim in color. Never invest in an alligator hide pocketbook. It's a skin game. mm X good style, or the high-waisted with full flaring skirt. Elbow sleeves and square-necked patterns look on her. Two pretty frocks for the ten-year old are shown here which will successful on almost any figure. is of sapphire-blue chiffon made one piece with a small bolero of and embroidery like the chiffon color. It is finished with a flounce and worn over a silk slip the same shade of blue. The dress of white net is made the long-walsted style that is always worn. The blouse is laid in plaits the shoulder and the full, plain is finished with a group of narrow tucks. It does not quite reach knee and is worn over a fine petticoat edged with val lace longer than the skirt by almost width of the edging. ten, than little the that very angu is case will and with awk that al recom little length ex below past long is Oc her article, Miss Gould comments the funny part a veil plays in the edy of dress: What can be the idea of a woman who ties over her face a veil with huge crawling beetle woven into What is she thinking of? wouldn't she scream and shriek if beetle came to life?" prac in Com fashion how and rigor the woven dis from ridic Preserving Them. "Why don't you use your Douglass?" "Because I want them last"—London Punch. * "California Syrup of Figs" can't harm tender stomach, liver and bowels. Every mother realizes, after giving her children "California Syrup of Figs" that this is their ideal laxative, because they love its pleasant taste and it thoroughly cleanses the tender little ct?-?«ich, liver and bowels with out griping. When cross, irritable, feverish, or breath is bad, stomach sour, look at the tongue, mother! If coated, give a teaspoonful of this harmless "fruit laxative,'' and in a few hours all the foul, constipated waste, sour bile and undigested food passes out of the bow els,,and you have a well, playful child again. When its little system is full of cold, throat sore, has stomach-ache, diarrhoea, indigestion, colic—remem ber, a good "inside cleaning" should always be the first treatment given. Millions of mothers keep "California Syrup of Figs" handy; they know a teaspoonful toddy saves a sick child tomorrow. Ask at the store for a 50 cent bottle of "California Syrup of Figs," which has directions for babies, children of all ages and grown-ups printed on the bottle. Adv. War 8pares the De Reszkes. Jean de Reszke has written to a friend in this city he has news from his native Poland to the effect that his properties have not suffered very much from the war and in their pro vince complete calm reigns. He says that while his brother Edouard has suffered from rheumatism he is now beginning to mend. He also wishes to thank his American friends for their interest and sympathy, and adds that he has resumed his teaching of singing in Paris. in no is The is of is shal im put the kind COULDN'T DO HER WORK Says Condition Was So Serions Little Daughter Had to Take Charge of Work, But Cardui Helped. Burbank, Fla.—"About a year and a half ago," writes Mrs. Florence Rog ers of this place. "I had got in very bad health. Everything was wrong. I couldn't eat anything that didn't make me suffer. . . . My limbs also gave me great pain and the pains in the limbs extending down to the knees. I too had awful pains in the back and was very thin and run-down in health r also, I had pains in the chest and stomach—was terribly nervous. Every thing would startle me. . . . An acquaintance told me of the great benefit she had received from Cardui. ... so I thought I would try it Inasmuch as I was in so serious a condition. I was so bad off I couldn't do my work. The little daughter had to take charge of the work, and I could hardly walk. . . . I began using Cardui, and in about a week I felt much improved. ... I got better right along, after taking the Cardui, getting better every day. In about two weeks after taking the Cardui, I was able to do all my work except the washing. ... In a month more, I could do all my work, the washing too. . . . I have found it a great remedy and boon for women." Ladies! Take Cardui for your trou bles. For sale by all druggists. hide ] Object Matrimony. "So you don't believe in advertising, eh?" scornfully remarked the up-to date business man. "No, I don't," Insisted his sad-eyed neighbor. "I got my wife that way."— Judge. GIRLS! GIRLS! TRY IT, BEAUTIFY YOUR HAIR Make It Thiek, Glossy, Wavy, Luxur iant and Remove Dandruff—Real Surprise for You. ft# Your hair becomes light, wavy, fluf fy, abundant and appears as soft, lus trous and beautiful as a young girl's after a "Danderine hair cleanse." Just try this—moisten a cloth with a little Danderine and carefully draw it through your hair, taking one small strand at a time This will clearifee the hair of dust, dirt and excessive oil and in just a few moments you have doubled the beauty of your hair. Besides beautifying the hair at once, Danderine dissolves every particle of dandruff; cleanses, purifies and invig orates the scalp, forever stopping itch ing and falling hair. But what will please you most be after a few weeks' use when you will actually see new hair-line and downy at first—yes—but really new hair—growing all over the scalp. If you care for pretty, soft hair and lots of It, surely get a 25 cent bottle of Knowlton's Danderine from any store and just try it Adv. well One in net in in in on skirt the lawn and the A friend will always laugh at your jokes, be they good or bad, but there is a great deal in the way he does iL Hot Gray Bain bat Ttrod *y«s make us look older than we are. Keep your Eye« young and you will look young. After the Movies Murine Tour Bye«. Don't tell your age. Murine Eye Remedy Co.. Chicago. Sends Bye Book on request. on com a it? th* We all admire a man who keeps things to himself, until we want to borrow something. And A HINT TO WISE WOMEN. Don't «offer torture when all female troubles will vanish in thin air after using Femeoina." Price $oc and Ix.oe.—Adv. to • « Indulgent mothers are those who permit their children to annoy othom,