"I bet on the White Sox. I lost my bet, and I made no cry of fraud."
Assistant State's Attorney Hartley Replogle called off a special grand jury session set for tonight to hear the statements of certain ball players. Mr. Replogle explained that as the Sox victory yesterday left them in the pennant race he did not wish to handicap the team by calling any of its players. They will not be heard until after the season closes or after they are out of the race.
Mr. Replogle saw yesterday's game at the south side and conferred with Comiskey and Manager Gleason.
When the investigation of alleged crookedness in professional baseball is resumed today before the Cook county grand jury the star witness is expected to be Mrs. Henrietta D. Kelley. The "woman of mystery" in the baseball case was identified yesterday as a widow who owns furnished apartments at 3901 Grand boulevard, some of which at various times have been occupied by White Sox ball players, including Eddie Cicotte.
The testimony she has to offer will be something bearing directly on the alleged fixing of the world's series last fall, according to reports from the state's attorney's office. Mrs. Kelley, for years a White Sox fan as well as a close friend of many of the players who have been her tenants, was one of the host of rooters who went to Cincinnati last fall to see the first two games of the big series.
That it will be a busy afternoon at the Criminal court building is assured. In addition to Mrs. Kelley other important witnesses have been called.
William "Kid" Gleason, manager of the White Sox, who suspected something was wrong with his team in the series last fall before the first game had been finished, is expected to tell of his efforts to trace rumors of crookedness in the series.
Eddie Collins, captain and second baseman of the White Sox, will be asked concerning several plays which occurred during the world's series with the Reds.
Ray Schalk, catcher of the Sox, will be asked concerning plays on the ball field that didn't look exactly right, and other things off the ball field that he observed.
John A. Heydler, president of the National league, will tell the jury
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