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P. J. Schroeder and J. Tuohy
Popular Enthusiasts,
Purchase It
New Owners Declare Pros
pects are Bright—Will
Give City Fine Ball.
Superior, Wis., Maroh SO.—W. J.
Bommer, president of the Superior
Baseball association, Saturday com
pleted a. deal for the transfer of the
controlling interest in the club to P.
J. Sbhroecler and James Tuohy, local
.luslnesg men. Mr. Sommer and Dar
n-in W, Scoon held the controlling
itook. They owned jointly in tho
neighborhood of 280 shares. Tho
naseball association was originally
papltallced at $o,000. The considern
llon was not given out hut it in under
stood that tho franchise was sold at a
low figure
In confirming the purohaae of the
Superior Northern league franchise
Mr. Schroeder said that a meeting
*-ould be called eoon to elect officers
md trajiaaot other 'business incident to
n« transfer of the club. The direc
tors will be called to name successors
lo President Sommer and the other
sfllcers of the organization who wi'l
Mr. Sahroeder Is a popular business
nan and an ardent baseball fan. A
couple of year* ago he assisted In
raising money for springe training
trip t«Jc»n by the Red Box. Mr. Tuohy
is the proprietor of the Saratoga ho
tel. He Is likewise a great fan. Both
men are well known and have a host
#f friends among the baseball fan*.
Negotiations for the transfer of the
elub have been under way for a week
or more. When Mr. Sommer recently
irrlved from California he announced
that the clu:b was on th» market and
immediately received severn) offers
Mr. Sommer will return to California,
•text month. He has interests in the
n-est which require his personal atten
tion. Mr. Sommer Is figuring on buy
ing the franchise in one of the Cali
fornia cities.
The Superior club is in good shape
with complete srrangetnents made for
fhe spring training games at Oshkoeh
and Madison. The new owners will
arrange for financing the season's pre
Manager .Tank Tjandry has. ordered
hie veterans to report at OshkoFli on
April IS. Several gam*s*will be play
with the Oshkoeh club of the AVis
onsln-Illinois league. The recruits
will report at Madison. The vets will
move to Madison where the entire
pquad will remain for a week or more,
exhibition games-will be played with
Madison. The team will come to Su
perior and play several exhibition
Kimes before going to Moorheacl to
open the season on May 6.
Mr. Schroeder is enthusiastic, over
the prospects for the coming season
He believes •with the rearranged cir
cuit and the interest shown around
the loop fcaseball will this year be
more popular than ever.
"We probably won't make a whole
lot of money," Mr. Schroeder said to
day. 'We will.be satisfied to break
even for a couple of (seasons. I am
interested in having good baseball in
Superior. If we make money it will
b» placed in a. fund and kept until
such time a# we are compelled to
abandon the present league park. Su
perior is going to grow rapidly and
ought to be one of the best baseball
cities In the northwest. Tt has held
its own in the last, few years and can
be made even better. We want (he
fane to get out and boost.
'Superior has one of the best clubs
In the league with which to open the
season. With the members of last
year's team and the recruits Landry
will be able to build up a team that
can hold Its own with the best in the
It waa announced today that Ben
rud, last season's etar catcher, had
signed a contract. Benny is the last,
to sign, with the exception of Dad
Ford, who declares he is out of base
•ball. Landry has about 25 players
•from which to pick a. team. The re
turn of Benrud and the. Curtis trade
for Moore gives Tjandry two good
The announcement of the sale of the
club comes as a big surprise to a num
ber of fans. It was not generally
known that negotiations were under
way for the transfer. With new blood
in the association it. Is expected that
baseball will be more popular in Su
perior than it ever has been.
But a girl who In an expert at mak
,'i. lng angel cake may have a demoniac
f*. disposition.
Whan a girl's vocal efforts sound
like a second-hand buzzaw working
overtime she calls it technique, but
'•y1' what the neighbors call It wouldn't
look well In print.
jilMraliist dissatisfaction when you dine
&»«»> We ask you to come. In and
from your own. personal experi-
Itc* that we stand for an unusually
:.V»alttjr of'service. Our menus
always delightful and richly va
at)d our servlce is satisfying to
Charlie Jones Draws First And
Last Release as Ball Player
Charlie .Tones has drawn his first,
last and only release he is out of
baseball for all time ami he has his
notice of releape carefully framed as
ft memento of liis severing all connec
tion with baseball. Charlie's release
came from Winnipeg at. his own re
quest. A. H. Fulford. the Winnipeg
magnate, wanted Charlie to manage
the Northern league team of that city,
but when he learned thnt Jones had
mode up his mind to retire, he sent
Jones his release.
A Brilliant Fielder.
Charlie .tones, in his palmy days,
Was one of the greatest outfielders
baseball has produced. His spectacu
lar catches are still talked of In big
league cities and around the Ameri
can association, and the way he could
peg to the plate.from deep center used
to drive the hugs frantic with joy.
James McAleer, himself probably 'the
greatest center flelder of all time, says
Jones was the greatest fielder he ever
Started In Canada.
Charlie was born at Butler, Fa., and
began playing ball on the team of
Grove college In that: slate. In 1896
he played with tho Iiondon team In
the Canadian league and stayed there
until 1900, when he was sold to De
troit. The following year he went to
Boston and In .Tune, 1901, during the
height of the war, he jumped to Den
ver and stayed there until the close of
the 1903 season, in 1904 he went, with
the White. Sox. hut Coiniskey had a
surplus of outfielders and sold Charlie
to St. Paul. Charlie's great, hitting
and fielding helped St. Paul win its
Some of the Big Boys.
Willett, Mullin, Donovan, Killian.
Siever. Summers were big men and
Jennings liked them that way because
they looked strong, were strong, and
could stand lots of work.
This spring, however, he has three
young fellows who could train down
almost to the welterweight' limit.,
George Dause, Claude Williams and
Ralph Comstock are little men and
two of them. Comstock and Williams,
promise to. stick. Da.uss, off course,
won a. place with the leagut's star
pitchers by his work last season.
Daues weighs about 165 or 168
pounds when in shape: Comstock fig
ures about the same, while Williams
does his best work when having only
158 pounds to carry around-
Discovers Oomstock's fallings.
If Comstock 1« successful in the
American league In 1914 he will owe
much to Dauss, secured from the St.
Paul team of the American associa
tion. It Is George who first noticed
that Comstock failed to cover his spit
ter when working. One game last fall
when Comstock was working against
St. Louis Dauss says that every time
a spltball delivery was called for,
Comstock let his glove fall slightly
while he moistened the ball. He
watched his teammate for a while,,
made a mental note of each delivery
and Anally confided In Manager Jen
nings. Jennings watched, saw what
Dauss had discovered and in the latter
tunings told Comstock of hlc fault.
The season was far spent, however,
and Comstock did not make a serious
attempt to eliminate the fault. This
spring, however, he has been working
hard to overcome It and he Is now in
San Antonio, Tex,, with Oscar Btan
age, making a- determined effort to
right himself.
Daw a Coming Star.,
Jennings says he expects' D&uts to
make an even better record this year
than last.
The one year's experience with the
Tigers will do George a lot of good,"'
declares Hughie. "He is a wise young
fellow and takes advantage 'off every
weaknets in the batting armor of an
opposing player- I consider. Dausa to
be by far the beat young pitcher in
the American league and^I am hot
alone in this belief. Clark: Griffith
the Nationals was one of the first-of
apposing managers to recognize in
Daues a.eomiitig star."
Duluth, Minn., MfcKh 80.-—Waino
Ketonen has returned from Grand
Forks* where he defeated &oren Cur
tis after on# of the greatest matches
la the jilitfff of wrrestHhg ln tK#
Ketonen jiifprsMSil himself as being
wttfctlHj 9«tcoi»4Mf the maten
:pia €nA Mid that 7urtis' Is oiie
th» eWMi'
second A. A. pennant thai year and
Charlie wa« sold to Washington at
the end of the searon. lie stayed
three years and was traded to ft.
Loiiis, playing there, in 1908.
Came Back to S«. Paul.
In 1909 went hark to Denver for
a year, lelumiiiE to St. Paul for the
following three years. In 1912 he did
not play and last year' he managed
the St. Paul and Winnipeg teams in
the Northern league.
Charlie lias good business connec
tions now and lie has decided lie lias
had enough of baseball.
His release, which lie asked for. lie
cherishes, as the only one he ever
drew liming his Ions connection with
the national game.
Comstock Promises to Make Good
George Daus, Former Saint, Helps
Gulfport. Miss.. March SO.—Hugh
Jennings has a pitching staff that rune
to extremes.
He has men who tower above six
feet and weigh, stripped, around 200 get a chance to place their wagers.
pounds. He has others who have to
stand on their toes to make the Ave
foot ten mark and who scale at about
155 or 180 pounds.
In other years Detroit fans were ac
customed to seeing their pitchers In
uniforms that would fit giants.
Great Catch.
Th«ro nre many fans in St. Paul
who remember what, was probably
the most spectacular catch .lones ever
pulled off in St. Paul. It was at the
downtown park in 1904. The Saints
were playing a. close game with Louie
viile. The score wan tied and the visi
tors had the bases full with two out.
Old Dan Iverwin hit a line drive to
left center which Jones started for.
The wind carried the ball into de.ep
left field and Charlie finally speared
it with one hand in a leaping catch,
falling against the score board as ho
clutched the ball.
One excited fan in the grandstand
arose as eoon as the cheering subsided
and addressed the crowd saying "Gen
tlemen. If were George l.ennon I
would givo Jones balf my store for
making that catch."
This sentiment provoked another
storm of cheers and laughter.
many fans who are willing to back
Ketonen at the ringside next Thurs
day night and the Carr supporters
from Minneapolis will undoubtedly
Carr will arrive in Duluth Tuesday
with Henry Ordemann and will spend
the rest of the time before the match
working out here under the guidance
of the big Swedish champion- .Toe is
prepared for the hardest, battle of his
career and is determined to. keep his
record clear, having never lost a
match at 158 pounds. Mike Tokel will
undoubtedly be matched with the
winner of Thursday night's match to
settle the middleweight title beyond
any question of doubt.
J. L. Morrlssey of the Lyceum the
ater, who is at the head of the Zenith
City Athletic club, expects to have a
capacity house for the match next
week. Karl Lehto and Henry Cadreau
will appear in the Remi-windup, while
a good curtain raiser will also be pro
It costs some people a lot to live be
cause their neighbors are afflicted
with the borrowing habit.
Occasionally we see a. married man
sneaking through life looking as if
his wife had caught him smoking a
McKibbin Hats
are distinctive in appearance,
but that
ii if 4 3 1
HANK AND KNOBS'"Hank Plans to Entertain Knobs
cmamrmis. ice
only the first word
in the argument of Hat Value
which they offer.
KIBBIN made, and from the
.first to the last process
of man
ufacture fchey are built to
"/Btand up" and give value.
'M The niftiest things ia
•hapes, eolore, bands and
bows, you'll find in
War Correspondent of Du
luth Herald Learns That
We are all Optimistic.
I By "Bruce" in Duluth Herald.) I
-Talking with SJ!iigri.ile Kavanaugh
of the Grand Forks baseball team up
on the subject of the approaching
opening of the national pastime in our I
more immediate midst, we quote from
sections of speech: "VVe will have but
itwo or three at tile most of last year's
Flickertails on hand when the prac
tice season opens. \\'(. think the
changes we have made are for the foet
|ter—that's why we made them. Per
fectly natural, is it not? We hope it
will work out that way.
"We have lots of wir and loads of
optimism up this way. .Most of us
think the league will be faster than
last year—and last year it was faster
than the year previous.
"There is going to be lots of new
material—and lots of young material-
If half the youngsters the various
teams have on their contract lists turn
out half as well a/B they have been
touted, we will have a real race."
Eddie Wheeler, formerly of Brook
lyn. St. Paul, Grand Rapids. Terre
Haute and various Other places locat
ed 011 the baseball map, will come to
the Forks during the week and will
complete the plans. for the spring,
training of thr-FIWktfrtiMlir
Jack Landry is in Superior complet
ing the details of the Red Sox get
away, and good and faithful and like
wise Peppery Lefty Davis is gathering
up the loose reins of hie team, prep
aratory to the chase for another flag.
Charley Kelly is also completing
the various details incidental to the
early spring matutinal and p- in. prac
tices of the flock of baseball talent
that has been gathered through the
medium of money and wisdom chiefly
furnished C. P. Conrad, billiard and
pool prop.
Some one was quite rash enough to
state that. Kid Taylor of the Virginia
team has fifty-flve men and boys un
der contract. Some way or other the
kid should manage to place a good
team In the field.
There are those who profess the be
lief that Virginia will be well up in
the race from the opening to the close.
Up there over the brow of the long
haul they have money. Infinite
patience, lots of time on their hands
and a large number of candidates—•
why in the world shouldn't they have
a. baseball team?
The Cantillons, Fargo and Moor
head, will be closely and even Inti
mately associated the coming season.
Joe and Michael own the team—it
will play when at home in Fargo and
Moorhead. and there ie little doubt
but that the Cantillons will place some
team in tho field leastwise that Is
their calculations. Cy..1
Coming home' under the bit off con
servatism. permit us to state that we
have a. large, list of young and untried
men—and boys. This large troupe
has been gathered after infinite pains
and minute Inspection- The season of
twenty weeks over t.he Northern wheel
is expected to be thoroughly success
Stage Manager O'Brien will take the
groupers in charge within the next
blithesome days and will endeavor to
separate the sheep' from the goats.
Around many of the corner. grocery
I stores the boys will be awaiting -the
I news, from the front*.
Baseball talk is gathering In the
highways and upon the byways. Har
ry Blume, Dear Dr- McCuen and
'"Coll". And the rest are thinking of
'the coming season and its joys and
worries. It won't be so very long be
fore the season opens, and another
year of baseball will be upon us.
Tuxedo Park, N. Y-., March SO.—rln
an exhibition match in court tennis
on the court of the- Tuxedo Tennis
and Racquet club yesterday, Jay
Gould, champion of the world, aad
.H. Huhn, the two amateur chain'
pi One in doubles of America defeated
George F. Covey, former champion of
the world, and Nevlll* Lytton, ama
:taur champlon of England, three s«ts
to one, by the score of 2-6, 6-4,. 6.4,
The Americans played a wonderful
r«ne and easily outclassed the Eng
Gould's returns were can
tered principally1 at 'lhe English ex
champion throughout the match. His
igrili shots were accurals.
A large, fashionable audience wit
nessed the match and tennis enthns
jsjtss from all over the country were
present,. Following are the scores:
4 4
S)nt Set.
and HWhn. «10 Oftl 0®—J
Cover and jetton, 1*1101 11^-6.-
Gout*..an4JBuhn! 1?• *11
Cover and Lytton, OOt 011190 •—4,
IhM Cat.
Gould aad H4hn, U« »1« 011 l^rli
Covey and Lytton, #01101100 0—4.
Fourth Set.
Gotrtd axitf Huhn, 010 110 Jllr-O,
LezUMf nttii piiberthj
i, li-'
2s V"*
There is great disappointment
in Fandom today!
Reason: Eddie Wheeler did
not reach the fair burg!
Result: Everyone & wonder
ing where lie is and endeavoring
to control themselves until he
reaches the place.
Director A. 3, Kavaoaugh this
mornlnjc declared he had re
ceived no definite word from
Wheeler. He believes, however,
that the new Fllckertall manager
is In St. Paul visiting friends. Mr.
Kavanaugh said he did not think
Wheeler lvotild arrive here until
tomorrow night.
-Mattjr (left) and Itabe^-,y.:
Marlin. Texas, March 25.—Critical
observers at the Giants' training
camp here have arrived at the con
clusion that "Big Six" Mathfcwson is
out for some klud of a record this
year besides his regular pitching rec
ord. He is lamming and slamming
the ball all over the field in practice
games, and if he keeps this work up
lie will surely land near the top of
the batting average column when the
real baseball season begins.
.Right behind Matty cotnes "Rube,
In these weird days of finance the
boxers, especially. those in the upper
ten, are about as reasonable to do
business with as a suffragette' at a
meeting of millionaires. Of course,
the preliminary boxer, as a rule, haa a
great many hard raps before getting
into the real coin. Evidently he fig
ures that it is only fair to himself that
he should make some of the others
bow dowh when he occupies the gold
en chair, it la certain that some of
the boxers who. belong to the star cast
are harder to do business with than
opsratic queens. It mllght be well for
some of the boxen to follow along
the'lines suggested:
Never start In the game without
changing managers at leapt' three
As a preliminary boxer, always in
Hit upon having at least nor of'five
seconds'in'your corner. You may not
need them,, but.insist .upon the privi
lege anyhow.
Never let your manager pass up a
match because of weight conditions,
Accept, no matter if the other fellow
weighs a ton. as a few beatlnga may'
do you good-
After graduating into the. sami-ftnaj
class, have you manager secure the
brightest colored bathrtfbe obtainable
—It adds luster to the ring surround.
accept a minor. bout after
having appeared in a wind-up, no mat
ter how good the inducements may be,
as it. mitfet lower your dignity. Once
in the .Wlnd-updass. 'be aure and^pur
chase a larg? fcatdVAt Cdlajnond
ob t(l OMiriMb
B«ve y»ur ragagsr aeeare a S®
wmii tow trttfc soma tuiHini ilwr
at nothiag psder 12.0*0 a weefc—that
la-.wbep, roo loin die, upper
helps ln passing up good matches.
Inftrnet your nuuucer to always
asnd telegrams to promoters "abUect,"
no matter whether it is on .boainMS or
not. The promotsrs life* it.
^aver permit your manager, to «ak
the Actor." the boy who mad* the
most startling record in many a base-"
ball moon after the fane had laughed
at BlcGra.w for having given up a
king's ransom for him. Many of
these fans had already relegated Mar
quard to the rear when he made his
famous pltching record. Rube also Is
slamming the ball on the nose, and
no matter what kind of article comes
hie way his stick is there to meet it
with a slam and a bang that sends the
outfielders chasing.
receipts, with a guarantee thrown In
all railway fares, hotel bills, auto rides
and a. bonus for attaching your
to a contract The other boxer don't
expect anything and the promoters
like to be made goats of.
Instant Relief When Nose and Head
are Clogged from a Cold. Steve
Nasty Catarrhal Discharges, Dull
Headache Yanlshea.
Try "Ely's Cream Balm."
Get a small bottle, anyway, Just to
try it—Apply a little in the nostrils
and Instantly your clogged nose and
stopped up air passages of tho head
will open you win breathe freely
dullness and headache disappear By
morning! the 'catarrh, cold-in-head
or catarrhal sore, throat will be gone.
End such misery now.' Oet the
small bottle of "Ely's Cream Balm"
at .any drug store. This sweet, fra-
.'•• "•. •. .' ». v'i
0y Farren
Local Players Organize for
Scasori—To Play an Out
of-town Schedule.
The Plcketts. who furnished Grand
Forks fans their baseball before the
Northern league was revived, have
organized for the season. Twenty-ono
candidates for-the team met' yester
day, and after discussing the plans
for the year, organised by electing
Bert Chandler manager. Tim Mcll
ralth probably will be playing man
The Pickett® will play an out-of
town* schedule. There probably will be
several, contests in this city, but for
the most part they will play else
where. The first game will be with the
Dakota team. This contest will be
played some time during-May.
The following men will try out for
positions: Quigley, Thoreson, Shannon,
Franklin, Mongoven, Tierney. Bach,
Barrett. Bacon, Chandler. H. Mcll
ralth, T. Mcllralth. E. Mcllralth, Mc
Dahl, Mollenbrook, Hogan, Halverson,
McQuire, J. McGulre, Falen and
Winona, Minn.. March'80.—The va
rious soliciting committees of the
winona baseball^lub made their first
report, to F. S. James, chairman of
the iflnance committee, at a meeting
held at the Arlington club. The can
ya«s for the week showed that about
*2.000 had been subscribed and the
directors are hopeful that during the
coming week the remaining $1,800
can be secured, aa it Is necessary to
raise at least (3,500 altogether.
There are so many things that will
require a larger sum to run the team
this year than last year, that there
can be no laying down on the part of
the fans'financially at this time.
There are still several of the large
interests in the clt- which have not
yet subscribed or even been seen
that it In hoped with their assistance
to secure even mote than the 18,500
spoken of.
grant balm dissolves by the heat of
the nostrils penetratea and heaia the
inflamed, swollen membrane which
lines the nose, head and throat clears
the air passages stops nasty dipcharg
es and feeling of cleansing, soothing
relief comea immediately.
Don't lay awake tonight atruggUng
for breath, with head stuffed nostrils
closed, hawking and blowing. Ca
tarrh or a cold, with its running nose,
foul mucous dropping into the throat,
and raw dryness is distressing, but
truly needless.
Put your faith—Just once—in "Ely's
Cream Balm" and your cold or ca
tarrh wilt,surely disappear.—Ad-.
(European Plan) |f§§
Make. Thw Hotel Your Head
quarters When in Grand Forks
fc ft
Rooms With Bath $1.50 to $2.00
'Rooms With Running Water $1.00
Suites For Parties,at Reasonable Rates
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