Evening Star from Washington, District of Columbia on November 14, 1909 · 64
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TIMOTHY HURST II UNJI UMPIRE Billy Evans Writes Entertainingly of His Old Side Partner. By Billy Evans. * ' ?nr of has* 'nail's most tiniipie rharacfeis lias pinna hy be?>n lost to the major league for good Th" man referred to is that dispenser of choice repartee and good humor. Timothy t'arioll Hurst. late of Ashland. Pa., but more recently of New York. In the passing of Tim Hurst from the American league that organization lost an official known from coast to coast, for his honesty, fearlessness and ready wit. After twenty years of service as an umpire. lie enjovs the proud distinction of never having lost an argument. The unfortunate ending of Tim's career as a major leaguer anie aoout over an alleged expectoration incident at Philadelphia, with Eddie t'ollins at the other end of tlie argument. Tim made a decision that did not suit the Athletics' second saeker. He strenuously disputed the 'verdict. Tl?n waved him aside, but Collins persisted in continuing the debate. It was claimed that Hurst, in the heat of anger, spat in the face of Collins. As a result of the little run-in, Tim lost his job as an umpire on the American Jicague staff. While Tim cared little about the loss of the job. as he is well fixed financially, yet he did not like the Mot that had been cast on his career ny the many disgusting versions given of the trouble. Vet while all the fuss was being made oxer the incident Tim never lost ihe fund of good humor that had helped him out of so many arguments, as was proved by the little story that appeared shortly after the Philadelphia episode. A few days after the affair with Collins Tim was informed of his suspension by President Johnson, and immediately returned to New York to put in the time awaiting a final xerdict in the case. Naturally, the trouble caused Tim to be eagerly sought after by interviewers desirous of getting information on all kinds of subjects pertaining to umpiring, as well as the run-in. Always courteous. Tim gave each interviewer an audience and freely answered every question. Tim insists that inside of two weeks he repeated the story of how he expectorated on another human being no less than 2,i)02 times. Finally one young man. after getting Tim's version of the affair?and. by the . way, Tim's story is that he did not com- | mit the act that rost him his job?asked Mr. Ifurst what was the ore beet bit of advice he could give the ambitious young umpire of the future. Tim at the time, and still, figures that he got the worst of the trouble from beginning to end. and naturally he was a trifle sore at mind ox*er the way the affair had been aired to his detriment. "What 1? the one best bit of advice I have for the coming umpire," said Timothy. "Well, sir, that's a pretty hard question, but after first telling him to wear plenty of protection I believe 1 would recommend to him the addition of a cuspidor to his paraphernalia." Lest you forget. Tim was also strong on sarcasm as well as humor. The fans will miss Tim Hurst because he always was a good target for them In victory or defeat. The players will miss him. Although they used to rave and tear their hair when thejr thought he booted ? close on*, nuu nm was universally popular with them, for tliey knew he gave the plays Just as he saw them, and knew no man could break down his iron nerve. Yes. Tim Hurst will be universally missed by the patrons of the league circuit and also by the scribes, for Tim always had something of Interest, good for half a column or more, no matter how dull things might be in the news line. No i lass of men. however, will miss Sir Timothy more than the men of his own profession. the men who comprise the American 1/eagne staff of umpires. Every man manes mistakes; few men have so many opportunities to err as the umpire. Every man hates to err, and perhaps no man hates to do a bungling piece of work more than an umpire. To the average .jierson, to err is to worry. Every umpire has his troubles, yet it's h pretty good bet that the duties and responsibilities of the position rested more lightly on the shoulders of Tim Hurst than on those of any other man that ever handled the indicator. To he doubled up with Tim Hurst was not to worry; and every umpire welcomed the sight of Tim's portly figure. To read many of the stories credited to Tim Hurst is to enjoy hiin, but to fully appreciate the man one must be closely associated with him. Every member of the American league staff felt a deep pang of regret when Tun dropped from the organization. Hundreds or inre-csiwg stories hare W?n related iti which Tim always played w prominenl parr, and base ball history 1 as yet to rec ord where Tim finished second in any of the debates Tom Hugles, onif a star of the Washington pitching staff, and Tim were always great trlends. ret Tom always dw1'ghfed to get into a controversy with Tim. despite the inevitable outcome. Things broke bad for Hughes in the early part of the season .lust closed, and he was finally sold to the Minneapolis club of ihe American Association. One day, early In the season, Tom was workKeg his tie?t. but no matter what he served the opposing hatters seemed unable to connect for anything less than a single Tim ITurst was umpiring the game, and Tom and Tim had several discussions over various incidents of the game. About the sixth Inning at special ( quest from Manager Fantillon Tom hied litmseJf to the clubhouse. By the time the gaine was over Hughes l ad gotten Into Ills street clothes, and It happened got on the same ear with Tim. The car was crowded with fans and Tom decided to have a little fun at the expense of Tim, who was reading a paper. Forgot your glasses today, Tim," said Hughes with a large grin thrown In. "Nope; decided I didn't need them to sec what you had today." was Tim's reply as he continued leading Just then It occurred to Hughes that he had forgotten something, and he left the < ar in a hurry with Tim in full sway. , \ The late Doc Powers, who was the star of Connie Mark's catching staflf until the <ireat I'mpire declared him out, always delighted in telling of the first game he ever . aught with Hurst umpiring. Powers was always full of pepper, and In order to encourage his pttcher kept up a continuous chatter throughout the game. I That's a peach." would be hla comment on a hall that was perhaps a foot wide of ihe plate. "Another pippin, Kddie," would be his view of the next bail served by Plank, despite the fact that It was up around the batter's eye. 'Just like pi? king cherries." was another way of expressing his belief that tne ball conformed to a'I the regulations of a strike. Tfni rather enjoyed the ginger shown by the voungster. and for about si* innings paid no attention to the chatter. Finallv Tim called a batter out on a ball hbai was a trifle low, aa he afterward ad-| * I /" ^jf~^?\ '**?*?) r*. |^H|||^^B if"" ja^ si ^OJ*W* ? 'Mj| * ! * *^V-L^L :* -lilJi-L-Imitted, but which Powers declared was a as peach. U "Letting the catcher umpire the game VI tor you, losing your nerve, I guess," were fj the words hfcnded to Tim by the sore and disgusted batter who had just been retired on strikes. It had Just the effect the batter desired, for T!m Immediately got after Powers without mincing words. "Voting man, you may be a good judge of fruit, but you're not on a farm; this is a ball game. During the rest of the game I call the balls and strikes witho.it P< any agricultural remarks from you. otherwise I will be forced to request you to beat it." It is needless to say that the game proceeded to the finish without further comment from Powers. Every catcher who has ever worked In front of Tim has a fund of stories that never get to anybody but the catcher, umpire and batter. i Catcher Armbruster. who was with the . Boston Americans for a w hile, was tossed ' out of a game one day for using language no that jarred on Tim's finer sensibilities. ur The following day Armbruster told Tim 4U that he regretted the affair, but he simply could not control himself when he got sore. im "Let me see," said Tim in reply to ea Armbruster* s explanation. "I am con- W( versant with only the English language, . and I believe you're a German. Is that a tip to you as to how to keep In a ball w< game though disgusted?" th Armbruster always addressed Tim in | k German after that, and never was ejected from a game. . clt I>ou Criger was catching "Rube" Wad- m< dell on one of the days last summer that w? Rube really looked like himself. . Despite the fact that he was striking out the opposing players with almost a monotonous regularity, Waddell disagreed of with Tim on quite a few of his rulings pa on balls and strike*. .,r In about the seventh inning of the game ; ^ the opposition got to "Rube" for a couple | of hits after Tim had passed two men. I tei and the visitors drew up uncomfortably 1 he close to the Browns. "Rube" was con- | slderably peeved when he went to '.lie bench. tca "Rube" continued fuming about it on the bench to Manager McAteer, telling ca him that Tim had made all the trouble ve for him. When Criger returned to his po- w? sition In the next inning, Juat to try out k< Tim. he said: i ty "Waddell has been telling McAleer all H< through the game that he is deceiving j <te you." I fie "You tell that big stiff that he is paid i th to deceive the hatters, not me; also tell th McAleer to get another pitcher warmed atl up" . j wl Tim said all this in a voice audible t<? ! j,f. Waddell, and sort of chuckled with glee j toi when McAleer used the derrick on lilm ! ah after the first two men hail reached rr? first. an fo; Hurst always hated tie games, for a tie ha game meant a double header, and liar, ,?! gain davs were the abomination of Tint's life T^ast year, after he had retired from j the American l.caguy, Tim was selected * to work a semi-professional game being ' played in the east for big stakes. Ills bu fee for the same was flOO. wl In the tenth inning with the wore fi to j ,.0 3, Tim called the game, although he might j .. have gone another inning or two. Some , 1 oM i nioca vhn If n*w Tim u ptp rmitp Uiu-iuiiri o " >iv ----- M" 1 ? ill surprised, although neither team protested. "Why, Tim." said one of the old timers, "I've seen you make them play in the big . ' league when the street lamps were light- ed, yet you railed the game today with i the sun still shining." f "Hush," said Tim, "there Is a method in my madness. I'm doing piece work ,, now, this game will have to be played 5 ' over. It means another $100." Truly Mr. Timothy Carroll Hurst was a wonderful person: Will there ever be ( any one to take his place? ^ It seems to be common talk in Detroit go that the Tiger club Is going to let out ha Delehanty and Tom Jones, who aided in on winning the pennant and making the i Ka grand fight In the championship games. na It has been stated that Del and Jones Ku were secured just for the wlndup, as the Tigers were In a very bad way for a first sacker and a second baseman. Tom | Jones may go, out the work or Delehanty I 0|, was too good for Jennings to overlook him, and. what is more, there are very je few sacond basemeu in the base bail f? woods these days. The fact that one Pt of the brothers of the great Ed. who f.t4 whacked out four homers and a two- p, sacker In one game, outhit Crawford, re, Cobb and tlte reat of the Tigers, has led Jennings to believe that Delehanty ' rr,< will be a go<?d man for second base next I ,,n season. Jennings has a new man who j pi, will be tried out at first base. Jte is I i Ga>nor, from the Pacific Coast League. ?p a Just because the Pirates train at Hot ba SpMngs each season the good fans of the us Arkansas health resort have sent Barney m< Dreyfus an elaborate silver loving cup. Pt Bet Charley Murphy will change his lo< training quarters. 1 l-JM . . . ?. I I : > f:f? >. - 'i'; V ' *S'1 x'< &:? ** S& % i !! .-, * ? ? * ? ? : f ; mm/ nui ii run [UH1 UnLT rfllh BEHjHOJHE BAT atching Class Did Not Improve During the Season Just Terminated. By W. A. Phelon. SBVV YORK. November 13.?The catehp class of 11*W, taken as a whole, was -t up to that of lftnp. and that of 1910, iless some real wonders are dug up Tine the winter, promises to be still aker. There are reason# for this fallp off in quality, excellent reasons and ally understood. No really dazzling mdera were discovered along either of e big circuits. Some of the veterans nt back perceptibly In their play, and e hold-out of the best of them all. John ling, detracted materially from the neral standard of the department. Few jhs could -boast of any real Improvepnt behind the bat, and the majority >rh actual losers. ' n the National league Pittsburg owed great deal of its success to the work (libsbn. who caught* practically all the mes, and, with Kling out of the way, j oved to be tlie real catching star of tli circuits. Gibson also hit much bet- | r than ever before, and was a great J lp with the stick instead of being a j aw back, as was the case with many I tchers. riie Cubs, per contra, tost the flag b?use they didn't have Kling. This marloue performer was the sort of catcher used to see when Rwing, Bennett, PI ly a no noyiP were in mnr V nitc?a I pe that Is almost extinct nowadays. ? could backstop superbly, throw witit I adly accuracy and had the genius of > Id leadership combined with ability in e coaching of pitchers. Add to this j at Kling could hit savagely, day in d day out, and it <an at once be seen iore t he Cubs could not make up for ? absence. Archer and Moran, who r>k his place, are good catchers, far ove the average. Archer being ex^mc-lv brilliant, while Moran is reliable d steady. Yet they did not make up r Kling, and neither of them could in the same class as the great Jewi maskman Giants' Bunch. Uctiraw tried to make up for the abnce of Bresnahan by carrying a whole nch of catchers. All did their best ien called on. but not one of them uld half make up for Roger. Meyers, p Indian, could hit, but was way shy ' Bresnahan an a backstop, a thrower d field leader. Srhlei was a veteran considerable skill, but beginning to irograde. Wilson and Snodgrass looked if they might have something in them, t had little chance to demonstrate the L't. Sed Dooin again did nearly all the work r Philadelphia, and Red is surely a eat little hustler. He was no better an in ami is n?i iiivriy 10 gmn *uij the future. Dooln Is a rattling hard >rker, but falls ahort of the Kling class several ways. 3rifflth made the long and lasy Larry rLean work hard this year, and Mean.'who is really a fine catcher and od batter, put up good, conscientious II till he was disabled. Roth, the secd catcher, did not seem to strike his It. and toward the finish a Bronx boy med Clark was tried out, with very od results. Other Backstops. Boston had Bowerman. who Is growing 1, and was soon dropped, after many ars of big league service. Harry Smith , iled to strike his proper speed and caches Graham was the regular back>p-? hard worker, but not a star, ooklyn, as usual, made Bergen chief reiver. This tali fellow is a beautiful tc'ner. but what's the use? He bats ire feebly than even the average pitcher. ,d a team with iiim in the line-up is ?vine seven men against eight or nine. Bresnahan. who was supposed to brace i the t'arditial* an greatly, had rather bad year, his work, both back of th? t and with the stick, being below his ual grade. Phelps and Bliss split up ?st of the work, and both did fatrl.v, telps having a good year with the wllK. raking the National league as a whole, t roo\ * 3EBA1 0 : V: *^>U->; " :<?:*rM - * .^7;,* \ jp ' * Imp 1' Jm^tfMZj :v?- r '' ^VOI \',- -I ' * '*^5 < < > < ' ' >' '? v ' ' ' j i : >&. . : *t- * -\ ' ~"K * .&'$?. ." ' - ' '* - ftdzMiW&Wk > : i.* .": < ? ': J;. " * ^MSs^? &i s:?iP%Mw&- ::fH?' ISPS'*: -.' r : . ^ ?> - : ? < * * . :-'; the catching fell away, and the chances of improvement are not promising. Ban's Maskmen. The death of Dr. Powers deprived the Athletics, at the start of the race, of a fine catcher and royal gentleman. Thomas and Divingston, who divided the campaign between them, showed good class, better than had been expected of them, but not up to the very highest standard. Carrlgan and Donohue worked for the Boston Reds, the much-touted Spencer, fat and tired, quitting early in the struggle. Carrigan not only caught well, hut had a great year at the bat, and was one of the most valuable catchers in the game. Donohue did not hit hard, but taught in rather artistic fashion. The White Sox were not as strong as usual back of the bat. Sullivan did not work up to his usual standard, ana Owens, the Southern I-eaguer, while promising, was crude at times. Payne showed a flash of old-time form toward . the last, and Is counted on as a regular j performer for next season. Clarke, the Wyandot Indian, who had , been counted on to catch most of the games for Cleveland, was laid up much of the time. Bends was weak after an attack of typhojd fever, and the bulk of the work fell upon a newcomer, Ted Easterly. For a novice he did well, though catching raggedly at times, and should be better next season. Schmidt, the Tigers' old standby, had to split the work this year with a newman. Stanage. While Schmidt was hardly up to his usual form. Stanage actually did better, especially at bat. In the majors than in the smaller leagues. Highland Men. Stalllngs had his last season's catchera. Kleinow, Sweeney and Blair. Of these, Kleinow caught his usual sturdy game, Blair was farmed out half the season, and Sweeney showed marked Improvement in batting, though catching and throwing shakily at times. Stephens, the Browns' young catcher, played pretty fair ball all reason, but is not a wonder. Origer, the wonderful veteran who caught C>* Young these > many years, seemed to lose much of his 1 effectiveness when transferred to St. i Lcouis, or else is retrogading now. Cantillon fired most of his catchers In midseason. The work was nearly all done by Charley Street, anyway, and this flne backstop, who is getting better 1 every year, did noble service for the tall- j end team. Any good young catchers to be had? If ao. come through with them?thev will be greatly needed in 1910, ami Van ' draw a lot of money. SEYMOUR RELATES UADn I llPlf CTHDYI limits uuwr\ w i vn i Hard lurk? No on* know* what it ia until ho has j listened to the tale of w<>e which Cy Soy- ( mour brought with him to Cincinnati on his presort visit, says the Cincinnati Star. . The first chapter occurred down in Tex- ] as in the spring, when Seymour took offense at some of Arlio Latham's too personal remarks and poked the "dude" somewhere in his food-consuming machinery. knot-king him to the fttarble j floor of the Arlington Hotel at Marlln. For thla Cy was laid off by Manager McGraw and practically marooned In the Lone , Star stat^. Th^re was Cy, hundreds of miles from hia fireside, with many meals, sleeping car bertha and railroad tickets to be bought before he could finally hit lit- j tie old New York. But did he flinch? Nary a flinch. He stuck to the Giants, paid his own ex- i p?"iss*s. worked w henever he had the chance ar.d kept in good condition. Final- j ly, a month or so after the season had opened, the ben was lifted and he was put on the Giants' pay roll and sent into a game. Leas than an inning had been < played when he twisted lils knee, took | ,-rtnnt and was ont of the came acain i for weeks and weeks. '! When he did get bark on his Job again i he demonstrated that if lie had been in ] the game right from the start he would i have kept the Giants In the race for the , flag right down to the finish. , The satisfaction He naturally felt on the i good work he did after he got playing i regularly again was embittered when the j final pa> day came and he found that the ] bonus he was to receive for wearing the t badge of the water wagon all season l wasn t 'orthromlrg And to date it hasn't 1 bpen paid. j v had a talk with Chairman Herrmann i of the natioanl commission recently concerning his troubles, hut as yet has map ped out no plan of action. But It's pretty < tough sledding for Cy, no matter what t the finish eventually will be. < [L pa jy m _ ;' *1 -.. ^ ' *'^ * '^ jjw ^ '"* ^ <" -i% ' '-.;&% sr-' - '*V ;1 :^ ' i ^ V r' < >*'*? ' - . > . * ; ' - - ' ? * ' ? * ' t ' BASE BALL A VERY U FUNNY, FUNNY GAME I The T1 More Peculiar in the National ?,b' Than in the Ameri- ~ *rs can League. ; n?X stra ??? j do ST, IXHTS, Mo.. November 13.? Base | ball, considered from every angle, is a . | funny, funny game. It's not quite as pe- | I culiar in the American League as it is in , | the National league, as the line between I w ? the good and the bad isn't as strongly pj drawn in the Johnsonian organization as ; mor it is in the parent body. The strong' soJo members, Pittsburg, Chicago and New York, are always looped around the top. Cincinnati and Philadelphia are generally bunched in the middle. Brooklyn, as a jn j rule, is efficient enough to land sixth, while it is St. T.ouls and Boston at the ^ bottom- are That a hit of good management and a little luck will bring your team scooting s"lp up the line in the American league has n er> i>a n tlmn n 11/1 4!m a n Tm ml i?rrn pi u?ru uuir nmi iimr dgaill. 111 IT 1306 the Brown* ran fifth and the Wolver- lawi ines sixth. Jennings <ame to Detroit, ball McAleer stayed In SL Louis. The result ama was that Detroit bounded to the fore. It hopped past five of its rivals In one sea- g, son and has captured three champion- Edfl ships in a row. The White Sox lost bril- an(J liant F. Jones and tumbled. The Naps jon_ played hogtis ball: were poorly handled and dropped out of It. Mack and l^ake got their charges in the running. New a* York used to have a contender. But not | #4 for several years. St. Louis was in the #Z 13(13 race to the finish. It was a tall- ZZ ender this year. Washington alone has been a regular at the bottom. The big gag in base bail nowadays is Yx recruiting young timber. And talk about XX your lotteries! Buying a yearling or XT drilling for oil or parting with your ma- II zuma for mining stock Isn't a marker to ZZ this thing of Investing in young talent. ZZ A draft has got 10 the point where It is ZZ a joke. AH sixteen big league clubs em- Zx ploy scouts, and what they don't order ZZ purchased outright by their bosses is ZZ hardly worth buying. At that, a good one ff gets by the wise guys once in a while, TI iiencc the club owners do the last-strjw- XX grasping act and put in a c'alm for juve- XT niles whom they hear about or who dope II to develop. ??? A4 The appended gives a good line on the ZZ luck of base hall. Early In the summer? ff In fact, several times during the summer? TT a traveling gent out of St. Louis, aged XX seventy or so. whoae peepers don't peep f? very well, spoke to M. Stanley Roblson, II owner of the Cardinals, a dozen or more times about a young outfielder he saw ZZ play in Mobile. "Stan, old fellow," the ++ knight of the gi lp said more than once. ZZ "that boy Is a corker. Ray, he takes me ZZ Iwck to the days of Curt Welch. He's a XX wonder in the field and a terror at the ZX bat. You ought to get him." Robison tlianked his informant, made a mem., and, after adieus were in order, ZZ forgot wliat he heard. "I get fifty play- #Z ers a day of the speed of that Mobile wonder," remarked Robison after Mr. ZZ Traveling Man ducked away. "It would keep me broke if I bought all JT those wonderful unknowns." The Mo- i xx bile kid was none other than Wheat. Z2 who Joined Brooklyn in the wind-up. and ZZ who put up an all-round article of ball ! ZZ that Cobb and Speaker, the best two . Z+ young outfielders In the game, would ++ have a hard time excelling. TT Roblson and the Cardinals haven't a fl warmer admirer in town than John i IS "ella, the West End wettery keeper. In ZZ the days before "the lid" went on Cella j U eot a call from a tall, athletic-looking I ++ young man either late Saturday night or bright and early Sunday morning. He would come In for a bottle of beer ff md bike out. I>ate Sunday' night, or +X sometimes early Morning morning, he TT would return and partake of another II bottle. Ills calls were regular. He al- aa ways rarried a suitcase with him, and liter Cella got to know him he asked Z+ !iim where he went every week. "Out ++ to some town to pitch," replied the well built youth. On ins return trip each week Oazfcolo would ask him how ids fame came out. "Oh, f won it; the other TT [ellows weren't much." TT This chap always won, and when Cella II queried for particulars lie would learn ZZ hat his unknown friend shut out the Ui rountry boys on an average of four out .++4 s ml I u ^ ! ^ *^w f"1 > ' vy .4- <>/.-. ~ A tli '{^C ^ br \\ (very five times; never allowed more U1 ri two or three hits to the game, and J* t h!s strike-outs frequently totaled as *r ly as fifteen. One day Cetta told \ c ?lFon about his customer. M. Stan- ** thanked him, and, of course, that's there was to it. as club owners hear ut that kind of pitching phenoms m st every time a friend fans with them. gr youth's cognomen was Reulbach. ?- t n iat's how it goes. Rohison has paid r' ulous prices for many a counterfeit. Wl have Hedges and every other mag?. f'lass O information would have c" >n Robison one of the greatest pitchin the game and an outfielder who *e' i fair to develop into a star of the : magnitude. Verily Is base ball a nge game. In reality, the magnates more playing than the players. 1 | to I El Chips From the Diamond. I V ha ^ nr re tcher Adkins. the star of the Balti- kl * team, is earning big money as at 1st In a church in the Oriole city. ! g' W'1 r Cobb keens in the papers. That hi dshaking episode with President Taft m lugusta was good for columns. ^ g? of 10 St. Louis Cardinals and Browns er making preparations to resume their cl( ng and fall aeries for the champion- w > of that fair city. th pr ?e admission of the California "outb" into the fold of organized base makes the whole country, bar a few er 11 teams, one large, united family. ?ji Pt ,'ery big leaguer has his auto now w lie Summers has just landed one. he is going to be a race driver before In or ________ I Clothes For s Thanksgiving* Special ; Offer h *18 Suit Made to Your Order. T 100 Beauti< "They Certainly Do Lo< WE GUARANTEE Don't buy a Suit from a " lor. He is equipped for cheap Our entire system is arranged grade tailoring, and even if you of our special sale Suits at $13.5 it is designed, cut and made bj master tailors who produce oui $40.00 creations. That is the re OUR SUITS POSSESS THAT ? ? . ? .iMVtn A T"??? A TT /I THAT TrtH. " tnanr i niuv. SUITS AND OVERCOATS.. The best that can be pro< MORTON C. 8 Tailors, 910 F SI C. E. FOSTER. m [AGUE VETERANS MAY BEONMARKET lance That Criger, Elberfeld and Wallace May Be Shifted. hat a number of American League erans w ill shift ter.ms l>efnre the open r of the K?lo season is a certainty, says Cleveland Plaindealer. n some instances the players Siave out?d their usefulness in tneir present th. and a change of paature may prove t the proper tonic In other rases lyers are dissatisfied with present conions and would prefer a shift, while In ter ? ases the club owners have a simlfeeling. 'hat L.ou Criger will not be a member the St. Ia>uts team next year goes with1 saying, Criger Is through with St. uts for good, according to his own adssion. Criger and O'Connor, the sucisor of McAleer as manager, never h t up any too well, and besides the torrid naie of St. I ,ouls doeen't agree with the eran receiver. Vhile atlll a great catcher. Criger la ne too strong, and the warm weather Louis gets in July. August and Sepnber greatly affects Crlaer's showing, e former Boston star says that he likes ? climate of New York, and never feels Ite as good as when playing at the Highlders* grounds. The American League rk In Qot'nam is perhaps the coolest ot in the city, as a brisk breexe gen?Ily blows across the park from the idson river, which it overlooks. Criger s expressed a decided preference to end ? major league days as a Highlander, d It would not be at all surprising if ank Farrell tried to make some deal r him tills winter, as hfa catching st*>f uld stand the addlt'on of the bea-ly teran. That Kid Elberfeld is through a? a fmiKT of the New York team is squally understood in thai city. He has en of little use to the team for the last 'o years, being out of the game on scum of injuries the greater part of the ne His reign as manager was a failure, ought down lots of criticism on his head id no doubt affected his work as a ayer. Wants to Play in Washington. Elberfeld, with his family, resides in Washington during the winter. it is iderstood that he Intends to locate there rmanently, consequently he would pre. r a berth In Washington to any other ty in the American League. He has veral times expressed such a preference, id even last year Canttllon tried to put a >ai through for his services, but the deands of the New York club were too eat. Last year was none too successful for e "Tabasco Kid," and the New Y?rk ub Is t*eginning to think that a change ould do the clever but erratic infieider me good, and would also prove henefi*1 to the Highlanders. While a truce ss fixed up between Cliaee and ElberId when the former leturned to the club, id feeling still exists between the pair. ball players say. It is' not unlikely that the fox of all ill traders. Jimmy McAieer, will put rough a deal that will take Elberfeld Washington. Jimmy has always liked iberfeid as a player, and. being game to e core, is probably willing to take * ance. McAieer took Waddell after he id been passed up. likewise Ferris, had i trouble handling either and had good suits from both. Perhaps he is just the nd of a tamer Elberfeld needs to show his beat. If President Hedges of the Browns could it what he believes Bobby Wallace 1? orth it is a pretty good bet he would spose of that brilliant player. The cMate of 8t. Louis far from agrees with allace, and last year iie was out of the ime about two months with a bad rmi malaria. Wallace is still a grand pl*\, but there is little doubt that the Imate of St. Louis is slowing him up. 'allace would like to play in a my near e coast or lakes, and has a derided eference for Boston and Nest York lit e east and Cleveland and Detroit in tiie est. Wallace has been complaininc for seval years of the efTect the climate motions in St. Bonis have on his work, and resident Hedges is well aware of h.s ishes in the matter, it is a question iwever. If any club could satisfy Hedges a trade, as he places a very high valua i Wallace's ability. The most attractive line of luitings in this city at prices rom $5.00 to $10.00 less than ou will pay for the same tt igh quality elsewhere. Orer that suit now and let us ave it ready for you to rear on Thanksgiving Day. tt ^ v== a ailored in Any Style. g es at $20 | >k Like $10 More." ? EVERY SUIT. | cheap" tai- ^ work only. for high- XX i order one XX o or $16.50 XX r the same ^H9|P XX r $30.00 to ^ XX ? ... The Slrn of Ktyie. If :ason ALL DISTINCTIVE STYLE tt >R CANNOT PRODUCE. $15.00 to $40.00 luced for the money. TOUTS CO. | treet Northwest. H Manager. Xt

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