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FEDERALS' OFFER TO McINNIS
MAY TEMPT ATHLETICS' STAR
Three-year Contract, With $5000 Bonus and Double
Salary Proffered by Wards of Brooklyn Phillies'
Victories Over Cincinnati Joy to Fans
The report that Stuffy" Mclnnls, tho brilliant young first baseman of the
Athletics, Is contemplatlnff jumping to tho Federal Lobkuo has created a sen
sation In local baseball circles. It will, no doubt, meet with denial, but that
Mclnnls has been thinking seriously of taking this step for somo tlmo Is well
known to his closo friends.
A few days before tho Athletics departed for the West, E. C. Gordon, an
gent of Itobcrt K. Ward, owner of the Urooklyn Federal League club, asked tho
Kvbnino Ledoeh sports editor whero ho could locate Mclnnls. Ho was told that
the ball park was tho best place to locato him, but Instead of going to Shlbo Park,
Gordon went to Mclnnls boarding house, on 20th street, and had a long talk
with the star first baseman, which resulted In Mclnnls' promise to consider
Thrcc-ycar Contract and $5000 Bonus Offered Mclnnls
When asked what the offer was, Mclnnls said that ho did not enfe to stato
the exact figures, but that It was for twice tho amount ho Is getting from tho
Athletics with a bonus of $5000 for signing his contract.
Mclnnls said ho believed he ocd much to Manager Mack, but that it would
be hard for him to turn down this offer, realizing that ho cannot lost forever In
The Federal Lcaguo has agreed to deposit Mclnnls three years' salary In
bank to his account, allowing him a drawing account each month, In order to
protect him. If tho lcaguo should disband, which seems unlikely, Mclnnls would
till bo able to draw his money for thrco years, regardless of physical condition,
lack of ability or anything clso that would ordinarily glvo tho owners nn excuse
to break tho contract.
Mclnnls said at tho tlmo that ho expected to hear more from tho Feds In
about ten days, nnd that ho would then decide what he would do. Perhaps Mc
lnnls Is at his home, as reported, and then, again, perhaps he is not.
Mayer's Recovery Dig Doost for Pennant Chances
Erskine Mayor has como back at last. Tho slender sldo-arm artist yesterday
looked more like tho Maer of early season than ho has in six weeks, and tho
Phillies' chances for tho pennant appear all the brighter. With Mayer in form,
Moran's club should bo able to hold Its present lead, and It would not bo sur
prising If tho team had Its best trip of tho season on tho last swing through
It has been predicted by out-of-town scribes and rival managers and players
that tho Phillies will drop out of the nice in tho West, but with Mayer In shape
thero is little danger.
In his game against tho Cubs .Mayer showed much of his early form until
ho suddenly weakened In tho ninth, and It was predicted then that he was closo
to form. Yesterday the recovery was complete, and ho was going even stronger
at tho finish than early In tho game.
Griffith's long drive, which cleared tho right-field wall with many feet to
spare, was the only Cincinnati run, and tho Ileds' chances wcro few and far
between, with Mayer always In command.
Phils Score New Success in Bunting Game
The Phillies played an entirely different style of ball against the Reds yes
terday, but got the same result as on the previous day. On Wednesday they
slugged at all times, long drives'being Important factors In the victories; but
yesterday tho Phils found Gene Dale's curve ball hard to connect with, and
Immediately changed tactics.
Instead of slugging, the Phillies bunted and took full advantago of each
Cincinnati mlsplay. Dale was pitching under difficulties, as he has an injured
Bide. Manager Moron was quick to realize that it would weaken the big fellow
to bo forced to field bunts. Unless the bunts took a lucky bound, Dale was
unable, to stoop low enough to field tho ball properly.
Three in Row From Reds Looks Great
The Phillies played clean, fast ball In the field, and their work on the bases
was much better than it has been for somo time. Thero were no really brilliant
bits of base running shown, but the leaders were wide awako and scored two
runs in tho course of the game, which were due to taking an extra base on
thrown balls where there did not appear to bo much of a chanco for success.
Winning- three games In a row from tho Reds is a great record, and It Is
hoped that Moran's men will not slump against the Cardinals, on Saturday, who
should bo easy, according to past performances. The Phillies have had a habit
of dropping games Just when the fans began to see visions of tho first pennant In
the history of the local National League team, and for this reason they are
anxiously waiting for the Cardinal series to be completed before they start talk
Phils Gain Half a Game on Boston Braves
Yesterday's victory did not enable the Phillies to draw away from the
Dodgers, who had little trouble downing the Cardinals, but another half gamo
was picked up on the Braves, who played a tie game with tho Cubs. It is Boston
that Is feared most by the Chilly players, and each tie game makes another
double-header, and the Braves pitching staff is not strong enough In numbers
to stand many twin bills.
Dale, in Distress, Sticks to His Post
Gene Dale Is certainly a game man. Few pitchers would have stuck to their
task as he did yesterday. After the game it was learned that every ball ho
threw in the closing Innings pained him, but he would not quit f.he mound so
long as thero was a chance for tho Reds to win with him in the game. Manager
Herzog knew that he was not in his best condition, but in tho excitement of tho
battle did not notice Dale's weakening.
Milton Stock looks great at third base. While he may not be as strong on
defense as Byrne, he hits much better and Is a faster and better man on the
bases. The absence of Byrne from the game Is not going to weaken the Phillies,
unless Stock plays far below his normal game.
Athletics Want Caton, Ohio State League Star
Joe Bush Is trying to close a deal with the Portsmouth Club, of the Ohio
State League, for Shortstop Caton, who Is reputed to be the class of the minor
league field In the way of inflelders. while Ira Thomas has Jumped to Des
Moines, where he Is looking over Second Baseman Breen and Pitcher Ingersoll.
Just where Davis Is nobody seems to know, but it Is a safe bet that Harry
frill turn up with several youngsters when the Mackmen return to this city
Davis passes up more youngsters than he accepts, but when he recommends one
he generally sticks. Malone Is a Davis product, though credit has heretofore
been given Ira Thomas for the discovery of the Mt. St Joseph youth.
"The Run Does Not Score"
A baseball fan of Shenandoah, Pa., asks Information on the following
"The three bases are occupied, two batters are out, the batter has two
strikes called on him, and as the pitcher Btarts to wind up the runner starts
for home, he slides In as the batter strikes at the ball, the catcher misses the
ball and batter starts for first base, the catcher throws to first base after the
runner touched the homo plate, but batter was put out at first base Dom
the run score?" ' "uo
The batsman Is out and tho run does not score.
Joe Cantillion Makes Rush Pennantward With Old Man's Team
Joe Cantllllon's "old man's home" team, In Minneapolis, Is staging a remark
abto finish. HI weeks ago Minneapolis was In seventh place, wYth apESC
M tie "hope of pulling up hither, when tho team of veterans got started on a
ginning streak. Minneapolis Is now three games behind the St. Paul leaders
and with seven games to be played with the leaders. Cantillion has hopes of
winning out "vb vi
The work of this team Is interesting, in view of the fact that Cantillion has
o feww than u former major league players, all of whom have passed their
th year. Cantillion has so many veterans on his team that Minneapolis has
been termed the "old man's home" for several seasons.
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Desperate Plight of a Certain Waiter Known as Aloy-
sius Reagan Some Finicky Guests at the
Metropolitan Grill Conspiracy or Madness?
By CIIAKLES E. VAN LOAN
The World's Most l'nmous Writer of Uaseball Fiction.
When Andy Anderson lost a fly ball In
tho sun the llantams supporters roasted
him. Hut when they had oult. a new
rooter, with a otre that would stampede a
convention, roared out that Andy ouKht to
te taken back to Copenhagen It was a
new one, and tickled the crowd Andy,
after the lnnlnfr closes, eoea to Lat.
Again the voice roars out a stranee col
lection of humor and downrlxM "panning"
which arrusea the crowd Tho Hantams
pet Into a nervous state, wrangle with each
her, nnd lose tho i;ame The next day
the Hull Moose, an they call the unknown
rooter, rredlcts their defeat.
They lose the came and their tempers.
At last the manager calls a halt and de
cides to get the Hull Moose. He puts a
detectle on the trail, who pretently re
ports that the Hull Moose Is a waiter at
the Metropolitan drill The manager then
llnds out how many of his men h,ie dregs
suits, and declares that he Is ready to
The Dull Moose u actually Alojslua
Reagan, lie was born to be a commander
ft men. but cruel fate made him a servant
to others. Po all his Instincts are sup
pressive, until ho goes to the baseball
grounds, where the enthusiastic reception of
his sillier is Joy to his ears When, after
the third day a newspaper referred to the
Mull Moo, Aloyslus left earth behind and
lived In the clouds
Copyright. 1012. by Street & Smith.
On the evening of the day when the
Bantams broke their losing streak two
gentlemen In evening clothes arrived at
the Metropolitan drill. Henri, the head
waiter, did his graceful best to steer
them to the table of his pet Francois,
but they chose ono of Aloyslus' tables
Instead and ordered liberally of the best
the house afforded.
They began with Martini cocktails.
Aloyslus brought them at once In a
"Without question the moat careless. In
attentive and incompetent waiter
little silver shaker, frosted with molBture.
The man who had given the order sniffed
at his glass suspiciously,
"What Is this thing?" he demanded.
"A Martini cocktail, sir," answered
The man leaned back In his chair and
looked at his fried.
"Well, If that Isn't the limit!" he re
marked. "Didn't we say we wanted
"We certainly did!" answered the
"I beg your pardon, gentlemen," said
Aloyslus, "but I understood you to say
"Take these away and change them!"
growled the one who seemed to be acting
as host. "And try to keep your ears
That was the beginning of a night
mare which lasted one hour and 20 m!n;
utes by the watch. The two gentlemen
complained about everything the soup,
the fish, the condition of the steak.
Aloyslus broke into a gentle perspira
tion as he raced back and forth between
the dining room and the kitchen. When
ho returned from one of the many trips,
Henri, the head waiter, was bending,
respectfully, over the table and listening,
with regret stamped upon every line ot
his bland tountcnance, Aloytlus caught
snatches of the indictment,
"Without .question the most careless,
InattentUe and Incompetent waiter In
America Even jf the man Is drunk,
he should not be Insolent Steak or
dered rare, look at It! As dry as a
LEDGER MOVIES-TOT WHY. LOUIS. DO YOTJ PICK ON AN INN
LIVE ONE IN FRONT OF THE POCKET
OF THE BLEACHERS
trunk hinge! Bring me my bill at once!"
Henri spread his hands and apologized,
profusely. He was desolated that such
a thing should happen in tho house
where ever) thing was of the best. Tho
waiter was a good waiter; he was usu
ally satisfactory. An Investigation
Bhould be made, and certainly If the
steak was spoiled In preparation another
should be brought at once But nol The
gontlemcn refused to tarry; they went
away complaining loudly, with Henri
tagging at their heels, spouting apologies
After they had gone, Henri gavo Aloy
elus a bad 15 minutes. Of course, the
only thing Aloyslus could do was to en
ter a sweeping denial, which was the
very worst thing he could have done,
since Henri believed him to be lying.
"This time I warn you!" said Henri.
"Tho next time the big fine! You have
driven away custom from the house!"
"But I tell you theyy ordered the steak
well done!" protested Aloyslus. "If you
ask me, I think they were both crazy!"
"Bo silent!' sala Henri.
The next night a handsome young man
In a dinner Jacket strolled through the
grill and came to rest at one of Aloyslus'
tables He also ordered largely, but said
nothing to tho waiter. Henri, being is
much detective as he was head waiter,
made it his business to Inquire If mon
sieur had found everything quite to bis
Monsieur bowed, and with a smile re
plied in excellent French. (Not for noth
ing had Charlie Glldersleeve been
raised" In New Orleans!). The food, ah!
that was excellent The grill was to be
complimented upon Its chef. The serv
ice? Monsieur regretted from the heart
that he ehould be requested to give an
opinion concerning It. He would have
preferred to say nothing; perhaps the un
fortunate man had a family depending
upon him. No? Henri Insisted; he de
manded the truth Well, then, said mon
sleur, the waiter was forgetful and at
times lacking in civility. No flrst-clAss
establishment should permit a lowering
of Its standards. As for monsieur, he
would carefully avoid this waiter In the
ruture; to enjoy the evening meal, one
m"f be free from petty annoyances.
That night Aloyslus was fined 5 and
threatened with dismissal. In vain he
raved and protested that he had done
nothing, said nothing, forgotten nothing!
Tho next day at the ball park the Moose
spoko but three times, and the Bantams,
onco more on friendly terms, looked at
each other with delight In their eyes and
commented upon the feebleness of his
"He's got something to think about
now besides ball players!" said Andy
Anderson. "I'd like to be In on your
party tonight, Mulholland. It would
almost be worth tho price of a hard
That evening there was a sudden com
motion In a far corner of the Metro
politan Grill. Four gentlemen who had
been dining together rose and marched
toward tho entrance, grumbling loudly.
Henri, who had been watching their table
with tho eyes of a hawk, fluttered after
the quartet, fairly twittering In his ex
citement and agitation.
"Gentlemen!" he panted. "I entreat
you! I Insist that you shall tell me what
Jim Mulholland then found use for his
college education, while Crabble, Kehoe
and McCloskey listened with admiration.
"You say the man cursed you?" gasped
the astounded Henri. "Ah, Impossible,
'I wouldn't have believed It myself If
I hadn't heard It," said Mulholland. "My
friends are all strangers In the city. I
brought them here to show them that we
have a grill which In every way compares
favorably with the best In New York
city. It seems I was mistaken. I owe
my friends an apology,"
Kehoe nodded and murmured what
purported to be a quotation. Henri's
face turned scarlet.
"He dared to say-that?" demanded the
head waiter. "Send the Irish pig of a
Iteagan to me at once!"
In a few seconds Aloyslus appeared.
Grand Circuit Races Again Postpone-
mumjicau AUK, ST. A wt and heavy
JiX"..' the postponement ot the Grand
Clreult race at Donal again
final heat between William r
final heat between William and Directum fo!
me jtwo purse will bo paced today,
POINT BREEZE RESULTS
Crowd of 15,000 Witnesses Seres Win
Hour Motor Race
Tho IG.000 fans who attended tho one
hour motor-paced race at the Tolnt
Breeze Park Motordrome last night wit
nessed one of the most sensational races
ecr decided at this track behind motors,
and Jules Sercss, the French champion,
demonstrated his fitness that he will bo
a strong contender for the long-distance
championship, beating out Clarence Car
man, Victor Llnart and Menus Bedell,
covering In one hour, 46 miles 1300 yards.
Three-mile professional motorcycle race
Won by Herman Vedltz; second, Henri
St. L Yves; third. Billy Armstrong.
Time, 2 minutes 10 seconds.
Unknown distance professional motor
cyclo race, two miles Won by Henri St.
Yves; second, Billy Armstrong; third, W.
H. Vanderberry. Time, 1 minuto 30 sec
onds. One-hour motor-paced race Won by
George Seares, France; second, Clarence
Carman, New York; third, Victor Llnart,
Belgium. Distance, K miles 1300 yards.
Ten-mile professional motorcycle race
Won by Herman Vedltz; second, Henri
St. Yves; third, W. H. Vanderberry.
Time, 8 minutes, 10 1-5 seconds.
CASE OF STUFFY M'INNI!
ONE YEAR'S UPSETS
AND BASEBALL; MUDDLED DOPfl
Shifting of Title in the
and the Outlook Next weeK rravers ana uuimet.
Rise of Young Fred Toney
By GRANTLAND RICE
v One Cinch
Tfieu av thero is no cinch in baseball
Thev whisper none may ever know
Just what the future break may furnish
Or what tomorrow's dope trial show.
And vet, whoever wins the pennant,
I know two nenel'lne that "
"Bold Speculators Grab Best Tickets
SPORT THE UNCERTAIN
Fred Toncy, of the Reds
There Is a vast amount moro of un
certainty to bnseball than the mero
breaks of tho gamo. whero luck comes
and goes with great rapidity.
To lllustrato ono might seize upon the
caso of Fred Toncy, now of tho Reds.
Four or flvo years ago maybo longer
Frank Chanco was tipped off to a certain
husky young ball player from mlddlo
Tennessee who was killing rabbits with,
rocks and who In odd moments was
balancing pianos and four-ton bowlders
with either paw.
Chance grabbed Toncy and thought ho
had landed a wonder. Toncy was tho
strongest man In baseball, but all this
helped him very llttlo in pegging tho
ball over tho plato to tho discomfiture
of batsmen. After a lengthy trial Chanco
finally decided that Tonoy wouldn't do.
Trom that point on the Tennessee husky
drifted here and there, finally winding
up In Louisville. Ho did fair work, but
was not rated as any wonder. Last
year In tho Association ho bagged 21
games against 15 defeats.
This season but little had been heard
of him ono way or another. Herzog
finally gets rid of Ames and Benton,
two of his veterans. And then, nt tho
most critical point of the race for tho
Iteds, Colonel Toney suddenly steps out
with the best brand of pitching on tho
market. Before they know ho Is looso
tho husky Red throttles the Pirates, shuts
out Alexander, shuts out Brooklyn and
stands again as one of the best pitching
prospects of the jcar.
Travers, Ouimct, Evans
Golf uncertainties aro well upon a par
with thoso of baseball. Today Francis
Oulmet Is amateur champion. Yet few
recall tho fact that only two years ago
todayOulmet was unknown beyond a
narrow golfing base; that Is, within his
Just a week later than this date two
j ears ago Oulmet was dropped by Trav
ers In the second round at Garden City.
Yet since then Oulmet has won
the open and amateur championships,
smashed a dozen records and today Is
regarded as ono of tho main bets for
another title year.
Also a year ago today Chick Evans
was playing the best golf he had evei
played. Rounds of 68 and 69 were fairly
common. But a year this Monday ho
was toppled over in his first match at
Ekwanok by Eb Byers.
Almost a year ago today Jerry Trav-
The New Type S3 W JSj
JmS'EIGHT" ' t8
If public opinion could be condensed
jntLai ew siniple work. it would
doubtless result in the statement that
there never has been a motor car
equal to the Cadillac Eighteith
in performance or in stability.
Order Taken for September Delivertet
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IN GOLF, TENNIS
Willfams - McLoughlin FracJ
ors, beaten by Oulmet again, was nr,,.i
out of tho limelight. After lo.hS"?
Ekwanok, through tho winter and .ii"
ho plajcd very llttlo golf. He was ffi?1
by Travis at Apawamls In tho Metronl?
tan, ana tnen me critics decided deni. ,
that ho had lost his high place miS
of them nil. Yet today Travers 1, S2
champion, wearing a laurel won at n!2u
play, whoro ho had always been weiw
And certainly no ono figures him h.uZ
any ono rival nt Detroit for tho imS
McLouuhlln nnd Williams
A j car ago at this stage Maurice JtlJ
Loughlln had Just beaten Ilrnni,.. .-
Wilding by ono of tho greatest dltnlsil
of lawn tennis even seen. Z
A year ago Norrls Williams had ftJ
before both, clearly outplayed. Thl i2
McLouKhlln as king of tho court RhC
then Williams has beaten McLoiiiwu
twice, has wrested tho title from hi
nnd today Is ranked no worse than ivl
for tho crown to bo battled for nextI!!
nt Fnreur IIIlln. ""IWfrj
Eastern flag contenders who were dmC
ing the Reds out as "tho nine of ImL
resistance" nro muffling their cheers m
keen effect ns C. Herzog and troups ft.
scena upon cacn namict in turn.
EAGLE'S MERE TENNIS
Hall and Swayno Will Meet Today ij
CRESTMONT INN, EAGLES MER4
Pa., Aug. V7. In tho tennis matches forlV
championship of Eagle's Mere, play&J A
tho crcsmont court, tho semifinals wtrt
completed yesterday. This brought'
Edward C. Hall, of Moorestown. nramj
Norman AV. Swayne, of Plymouth, for!
the finals, which will be played Saturdarl
Hall has one leg nnd Swayno two on thi
Crcstmont Inn Cup. In doubles Dlcksonl
nun ottuynu put out nan ann JSnaH.ott
with unexpected case nnd will be up
against Edson nnd Wilson In tho flal.,
Kelly to Return to Pirates
ATLANTA, Ga.. Auk 21 Herbert Kellrl
one of tho Atlanta (Southern Association!
Clut's pitchers, will Join the Pittsburgh (Nt.1
tlonal LetiEue) team at tho end of this vetk.4
Kelly Is tho property of tho Pirates and wm
rent to the local club this season under ul
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