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Xew York, Jan. 31 Hal Chase, one)
tof the best first basemen of all time,
'will be acquitted on the charges pre- !
ferred against him by the Cinhinnatl (
Club, in the opinion of two or thrpe :
"who heard some of the testimony at j
his hearing in private yesterday be- i
'lore John A. Heydler, President of (
the National League.
Mr. Heydler, howwr, reserved his ;
leci8ion, after two Ions? sessions at!
iKatlonal league headquarters, No. S1
West 40th Street, and Chase's future,
no far as baseball is concerned, liter- i
ciJIy Ib in his hands.
Technically, Chase la charged with i
violating section 40 of the National
League constitution, which, in short, j
in agreeing or conspiring to influence!
the result of a baseball game. The
penalty as prescribed y the constl-j
tution is disqualification.
The hearing botran in the morning '
find after an adjournment for
luncheon, was continued in the after-j
noon and came to an end at 5 o'clock, j
Reams of teslirmony were taken and !
at the conclusion Mr. Heydler said: j
"I have taken the case under ad- :
visement and will make a careful, '
thorough and considerate review of
the testimony before announcing a'
"It will not be possible to get the
stenographic report before Monday !
and it is likely to be two or thre I
days later before my decision is an- '
nouticed." 1
Mr. He.ydler sat in Judgment with
John Conway Toole as counsel. jal
Chase was on hand with three law
yers, Rudolph Cbering, J. Franklin
Pausch and Henry Cheriet, while his
witnesses included L L. dePasse, L. K.
Rich and Sid Mercer.
The Cincinnati club was not rep
resented on the ground that, as
charges have been presented, the case !
is in the hands of the National
League. Among the witnesses called
by the National League at the in
stance of the Cincinnati club were,
A. L Neal, outfielder of the Reds,
and J. J. Ring and Mike Regan,
pitchers, and John J. McGraw, man
ager of the Giantf.
Pol Perrett, pitcher of the Giants,
wrote that it was impossible for him
to leave his business in the South to
be at the hearing, but he forwarded
an affidavit, while Oa.pt. Christopher
Mathewon, the manager of the Reds
a deposition from France.
McGraw, so the story goes, had no
direct testimony to offer but came
into the case because of a report
which reached his ears.
Chase had no statement to make
after the hearing but may make one
later. Judging from his expression
he is satisfied that his innocence will
be established.
The case is sure to cost the Na
tional League several hundred dol
lars, li-a it was necessary to bring some
of the witnesses a long way. It was
serifiMS enough, however, to Justify
thw expanse as the charge involves
the integrity of the game and it was-
absolutely necessary to clear It up.
ro man a; keds
Cincinnati, Ohio. .Ian. 31 Pat
Moran, former manager of th Phila
delphia National LeHgue Baseball
clnb, signed a contract yesterday to
manage the Cincinnati Nationals dur
ing the season of 191 D. Moran was
assured that he would bo Kilned for
the 3 920 season if his woii; proves
Moran was signed to manage the
local club only after President Aug
ust Herrmann had failed to receive an
answer to a cablegram sent two
. weeks ago to Christy Mathewson,
who Is in France as a captain in the
chemical service.
Thrown Up on Florida Beaches by the
Waves They Are Collected and
Sold to Hotels.
' Airing the Florida benches a very
common and familiar kind of rook Is
wholly composed of the shells of u
small species of mollusk, oval In shape
and half an Inch lonf It Is called
"eoqtilnn," and Is hard on the feet If
one walks over It without shoes.
In beds below the line of low tide
are mollnsks of the same kind, alive.
Their bivalve shells are pink, blue and
of other colors, quite brilliant, so .hat
In places the beaches are beautiful to
the eye, great numbers of thera being
thrown tip by the waves along the
Under such circumstances they soon
die, of course, leaving; their pretty
shells to adorn the strand. Hut there
are always plenty of live ones at the
water's edge, and these are gathered
In quantity nt some of the winter re
sorts by boys who collect them with
rakes and carry them in baskets to the
hotels for sale.
They are used for soup, being
pressed to a pulp In order to extract
their juice. The hitter, strained and
heated, afford;) a very delirious table
beverage known as 'Voijimia hroih."
It Is particularly recommended for in
rallds and persons with, weak digestion.
Jueserand's Tribute.
A very eloquent Frenchman, Ambas
sador Jusserand, has paid this hand
some tribute to the American army in
France: 'A valiant army, the praise of
which is on eTery lip ; a youthful, good
humored, cheery army, whose every
soldier is welcome In castle or hut, and
Is offered Just as heartily the br.-st cake
or the last crust ; an immense army
that grows ceaselessly month after
month you sent over double the num
ber of men Napoleon had at Waterloo.
Many French names written on your
map recall our presence here at the
time of your fight for independence,
chief among them that of Lafayette.
Many American names will in after
time recall the splendid part you are
taking in the deliverance of France
and of the world." Touth's Companion.
Tense Minutes Before Argonne
Battle Opened.
New York, Jan. 31 George Wash
ington Grant, a morion picture and
theatrical promoter of this city, yes
terday bought the controlling interest
in the Boston Baseball Club of the
National League. While a New York
banking concern, Millet, Roe & Ha-
Ren. owned the controlling stock, it
was held by their Boston representa
tive, Arthur C. Wise, the Boston
banker, who was vice president of
the club, and has run its affairs since
the resignation of Percy Haughton
last summer.
Grant was advised to buy the club
by Manager John J. McGraw of th?
Giants, who became acquainted witli
Grant when the Giants and White
Sox made ti trip around the world
in 1913, Grant was in London at that
time. He was in the motion picture
business, and was also basking the
roller skating sport, which was en
joying great popularity abroad at that
The price paid by Grant has not
been made known, but it is said to be
about ?400,000. The rental of Braves
Field, which Is owned by James E.
Gaffney. has always been a heavy
burden to the club, and it is stated
thta under the new ownership the
Red Sox may share the Braves- ball
yard, under an arrangement like that
of the Giants and Yankees at the
Polo Grounds here.
The concern with which Mr. Wise
is connected did not dispose of ail ils
stock, it is understood, and -Mr. Wist
will continue as a member of the
board of directors. Mr. Grant was in
Boston yesterday, and it was an
nounced that George Siallings will tie
retained as manager. Siallings has a
contract which has two years to run.
said to call for $12,000 a year. Waller
Uapgood will be retained as secre
tary and business manager.
The new Boston owner is a close
friend of Charles K. Stoneham, the
new president oT the Giants, and has
offices in the same building on Broad
street. Grant became .interested in
the Boston purchase as soon as Stone
ham bought the Giants.
Thrilling Week-Ends.
It Is curious to recall how many
thiilllnir Saturdays and Sundays there
! have been during the war. It was on
i a Sunday that Germany committed
her first definite act of war. On a
Sunday (he London Times published
its telegram about the retreat from
Mons, which created so painful a feel
ing in that country. The crucial day
of the second battle of Ypres, when
the German nearly broke through with
the help of gas, was a Saturday. It
was oa a Saturday that the earlier
dispatches regarding the battle of Jut
land created so unfortunate an im
pression, and it was on a Saturday in
March this year that we began to real
ize the grim possibilities of the Ger
man offensive of that month.
Its Profits.
"I see where they are going to have
a cat show In New York for the sol
diers and sailors."
"Well, the profits ought, of a show
like that, amount to a considerable
pun cent."
Big Estate In Britain.
"Country Life" (London, England)
advertises In a recent Issue an auc
tion sale of part of a British landed
estate whose size might cause even
our biggest ranch-owners to lift their
eyebrows. This consists of "the north
ern portion of the Sutherland es
tates," extending to aif area of 21)9,143
acres! This vast tract of hundreds of
square miles, however, is only a small
part of the holdings of the duke of
Sutherland, wbi U amount to "about
,3T8,000 acres." The tract to be sold,
It Is announced, "affords the opportu
nity to acquire the whole length of
the famous salmon rivers, the Nnvar
and nallndale."
Pioneers, All !
Chevrolet men are of ripe experience. They have
been studying, designing, originating, inventing, for
many years.
Each Chevrolet model reflects the vast experience
of the Chevrolet organization.
These are some of the reasons for their ability to
manufacture economical, dependable automobiles at
prices within reach of the man-.
Wo arc always glad to show THE CHEVROLET.
The Peck & Lines Co.
185-207 MIDDLE ST.
Bridgeport, Conn.
Telephone Barnum 5252
Kwreation Hail No. 1. .Jan. ao.
"lii Grade IKvi.sitm.
I'Ttinfclin (15). G. F. lls.
Sihless. rf 3 o 6
Sybysko, If : i -
Carpenter, c it 2
Kosenbhih. rg o n u
Dimenra. 1 o u 0
Totals : 7 i 5
Hall (It). ;. i-. .ls
Felix, rf ii ii o
.Naleway, if 0 0 (I
Koiwicz. c 5 l li
Gergely. rg u u ii
Hausman. lg o 0 it
Totals 5 i ii
Referee J. Burns. Timekeeper K.
Tickey. Scorer F. I'orbally. At-
Engilsh Officer Describes the Behavior
of American Soldiers in That
Fight as Wonderful -"Will
Forever Honor Them."
"It was the zero hour in the Ar
gonne," remarked MaJ. H. T. Ilayden,
an English officer, now In this country,
"when I was first impressed with the
greatness of America. I happened to
be detailed to an American unit.
There were French and American and
English soldiers there, but 1 was with
an American command. It doesn't
matter what the occasion. When the
battle of the Argonne began I was in
a dugout when an American officer
commanding a regiment of artillery
stood with his watch in his hand,
counting the seconds. He had been
ordered to begin firing at 5:30 in the
morning. All along that line of many
miles the officers of the groupings had
their orders. Th zero hour was o:oU.
This particular officer stood waiting,
waiting. I lived an age in five minutes.
The seconds seemed to drag an awful
length. One, two, three, four I counted.
"But finally zero came. This officer
turr' 1 to his aid. It was not neces
sary. This aid, a captain, had antici
pated his commander. It was a shock,
the greatest and the grandest shock
I ever had. Waiting, waiting for the
time, I was taken off my pins when it
came by the thunder of the artillery.
For miles and miles and miles the guns
roared. It comes only once in a life
time, and few lifetimes, at that, to be
present on such an occasion. It seemed
that hell had broken loose.
"I don't know how any human being
can live through such a thing, but we
did. For six hours the guns spoke, anil
then for a brief period there was a
cessation. Once more they started,
and it was not until after noon that
they stopped. Meantime the infantry
was preparing to make Us charge. 1
rode along' the front lines of artillery
In the early morning. Relow I saw
the American boys getting ready to
make their drive. It was the most
wonderful, the subllmest sight I ever
saw or ever expect to see. I shall
jiever forget, because It is stamped in
delibly in my brain, the enthusiasm
and the exuberance of the American
gunners. They may have had no previ
ous training, but I shall forever honor
the American artillerist, and 1 shall
never forget the opening of the battle
of the Argonne."
George D. Prentice, Oldtime Journal
ist, Once Wished to Use
Pistols, as Well.
One hundred and sixteen years ago.
on December IS, 1802, there was born
at Preston, Conn., George D. Prentice,
who became one of the most noted
newspaper men of his time, the father
of the editorial paragraph, t?the short
terse pointed comments he made on
men and matters were called, and who
narrowly missed an editorial career in
Prentice toured Ohio In 1830, after
he bad already made a name for him
self in eastern journalism, looking for
a location, but passed on Into Ken
tucky, where at Lexington he began
work on his "Life of Henry Clay"
and ultimately became editor the
Louisville Journal. On his way through
Ohio he call.'d on William P. Galla
gher, who had nlready become well
known as an editor and who was then
publishing his unfortunate venture at
Xenia "The Backwoodsman."
Gallagher was upstairs working
with the types that summer day in
1830 and a helper from below an
nounced his caller. Gallagher stopped
to make himself a little more present
able, whereupon Prentice shouted tip
stairs, "Never mind inky fingers; I'm
used to them." The two men were in
hearty accord then, but it is interest
ing to note that they camg to swords'
points twenty years later or rather to
pistol points.
The slavery question coming up, in
the early fifties, the two men found
themselves editors of the two princi
pal newspapers of Louisville Gal
lagher of the Courier iind Prentice of
the Journal, taking opposite sides.
Gallagher was strong for abolition and
rrentlce defended slavery. Their ref
erences to each other soon descended
to the level of personal journalism.
F'milly Prentice went to Cincinnati,
wiiere Gallugher had vritten much for
the newspapers, digging up his aboli
tion sentiments for the purpose of re
tailing them to pro-slavery Louisville.
This aroused the linn in Gallagher and
he applied opprobrious terms to Pren
tice. The next day n Colonel Churchill ar
r:cd at Gallagher's rural home with
a challet. to him to light a duel. Af
ter reading the challenge Gallagher
tore it i 1 1 1 o bits and said to Churchill,
"Tell Prentice that that is my answer
to his foolish challenge." Prentice
died In Louisville. January 22, 1ST0.
facetious feller, "What
looks funny to me is why they want to
organize a Icsgue of nations after the
world series htis already becu played."
tendance -
7tli Grade lWvision.
Barnum (25). i jjSi
Schine, rf . . 2 0 4
Burr, If o o o
Baker, c 7 3 17
Schmidt, rg 0 0
Stardeven, lg, i o i
Totals ii ?, 2i
Huntington (3). t;. . it.s.
Humak. rf o u n
Holmgren. If it n it
Iteif, c ii o o
Craft, rg o u (t
Holmes, lg 1 1 3
Totals 1 i
Referee F. Corbaily. Timekeeper
K. Tickey. Scorer J. Hums. At
tendance '7'5.
Poetic Justice!
The first four letters of the name
Amerongcn, which designates Ihe
moated easde In Holland where the
former Kaiser Wilhelm II Is observing
tho twilight of the Hohenzollerns as
rulers, compose the French word mean
ing bitter. One might find in this a
fitting reply to the name of the place
where, under Frederick the Great,
Holienzollernlsm began its rampant
career. This Potsdam castle, with its j
French elegance, Voltaire associations j
and German mechanism for raising the I
dinner table, the monarch named in
French "Sans-Souci," (without care) j
and for nearly two centuries it has ;
shone forth a brilliant example of :
Prussian impertinence. But now the
Ilohenzollern has his cares, and no
doubt they are bitter.
Chicago, Jan. 31 Plans for an in
vasion of South America next fail by
two teams of major league ball piay
ers were revived yesterday by Chas.
A. Comiskey, owner of the White Sox,
who has "just returned from several
weeks' visit in Florida.
Mr. Comiskey said he intended to
take up the matter at once with
John J. McGraw. manager of the
Giants, and thought the trip couid be
j started soon after the close of the
i world's series next October.
lI'jAd giants.
New York Jan. 31 Christy,
MaUhewson, Idol of New York
baseball enthusiasts for many
years, may become manager of
! the Aew ork Giants, according:
to reports in well-informed lmse
ball circles hero today. While of
! ncial coidiniuition of the report
I is not obtainable, Uie fact that
Pat Moran yesterday signed a
I contract to succeed llatthewsun
as manager of Cincinnati Keds is
j regarded as significant.
Malthewson, who is in France
: s a captain in tlie chemical ser
j ice of the I'nited States army,
failed to answer a cablegram
I from President Herrmann of the
Cincinnati club concerning a re
' newal of his contract John J.
McGraw. who recently acquired
i part ownership or the Giants.
is reported to be anxious to reUn-.
! quiah tlie burdens of active field
I managership. McGraw and ila-t-
Uiewson have been close friends
for years.
Cheerful Blinded Soldiers.
Cheerful news comes alonj from St.
Dunstan's allotment holders. Here, as
in other directions, the blinded soldiers
are making good. E. Clarke, a poultry
farmer at Edwlnstowe, Is winner of
the first prize for the best potatoes
and carrots at a local show, we read
in the current number of St. Dunstan's
Review, and on another page of this
bright little record of the blinded sol
diers' work and sport, we read : "One
allotment holder, who is otherwise oc
cupied during the day, contends that
he has the advantage over ordinary
sighted people, for he need not hurry
home to put in an hour before dark ;
he can get on with it while they are
in bed!" London Mail.
Winter Snake Story.
J. K. Campbell of Vandalia, Ind.,
vouches for this December snake
story :
"On December 2 my daughter and I
starttd across a piece of timber land
to a neighbor's home. Our dog went
into a hole where a tree had blown
over, and was routed by a five-foot
black snake, which was hanging on
some berry briers. I killed the snake
with a club. The snake had the ap
pearance of having swallowed a rab
bit, but investigation disclosed that
the snake had robbed a hen's nest,
and had swallowed a china nest egg.
We missed the china egg last July."
Indianapolis News.
Louis, Bogaah. lightweight chain
'' pion ef Connecticut, put himself in
I solid with the Lowell fans last night
when he put out Johnny Marto on a
j technical knockout.
Bogaah was in wonderful condi
' tion and slashed and jabbed and
i hooked bis opponent round after
! round. In the fifth Lou sent him
' down for the count of seven and he
I refused to come out of the corner af-
Are you in favor of government
"Well," replied Senator Sorghum,
"I've beer, trying to make up my
mind. Everything depends on whether
a business is run with intelligence and
care, regardless of who owns it. And
I've seen some men who thonght they
could take on all kinds of government
responsibility that I wouldn't trust to
run a peanut stand."
Irresponsible persons, so-called, ara
responsible for a lot of deviltry that
joes od in this world.
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