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6 BACKED . By Lady Xlub-Owner 3Ianager Hngsfns Staffs at Tale of Interference. Mrs. Britton Will Support Him in Any Trade. Itecfplion To John MeGraw By One Hundred Fans Joe Tinker s Early Career. MANAGERS OF THE BIG LEAGUE TEAMS FOR 1913. ., KATJON Al. I.KAGl F.. f InriluiaHlfMt Tinker. New York Job line Mctiraw. Chi. Jahany Evrn. Pittsburg-Fred Clarke, "t. I.aul Miller Huggloa-rhladelphia barley DmIi. Hostoa tirarge Stalling!. Brsoalya-Blll Dahlra. AMERICAN LKAGrK. Heato. Jakr tttahl. v !lfw York Frank Chauace. ClerelaiMl Joe Birmingham. Chicago Jimmy t'allahaa. Washington-Clark Griffith, fit. Leuts George moral. IVtrolt Hnghle Jennings. Philadelphia-taanle Mark, t haace baa not yet elawcd. . By Jack Eyder. Manager Miller Hugglns. of the Car-. dinals. is righteously sore over the attempt tliat is being made In Pittsburg' to force him into a deal which he does not think is for the best interests of his team. This attempt of the Pirate folks Is being made through the newspapers, which are assert ing that Hugglna had a deal all fixed up with Pittsburg, only to have It blocked by sirs. Helen Hathaway Ro bison Britton, the wner of the St. Louis Club. "There Is not a word of truth In the statement that Mrs. Britton blocked our proposed deal with Pittsburg," said Hug- gins j-esterday. "In fact. Just ,the reverse Is the case. She gaye me carte blanche to make any deal that looked good to me and would have stood by me in any move I thought best to make. The facts are that Fred . Clarke came to me In New York last week, without any invitation on my part, and wanted to make a deal for Konetchy. I told him that I was open to argument and asked what he had to give. He made an offer which looked like a good deal oi a Joke to me and 1 told him that I would let him know at noon the next day, but that there was really not a chance of my accepting his proposition. The next day I saw him and made a counter proposition, which 1 considered fair, but he would not consider It. Jf he had accepted this offer of mine the deal would have been closed within a few minutes, for Mrs. Britton would have stood back of me In any trade I cared to make. .But Clarke, though very anxious to secure ' Konetchy for his team, refused what I thought was a reasonable trade and would offer only players whom I could not see as helping me to any extent. We therefore left New York without completing a trade. "The unfair thing about it all Is that Mrs. Britton is charged with interfering with me. which is absolutely false. No manager in the league makes important deals or trades without consulting the owner of the team. I would not pull off a big deal without telling Mrs. Britton about it and consulting with her, but I know that she will support me In any move that I have dec ided is for the good of our club. The on who blocked the deal with Pittsburg was Fred Clarke himself, who would not listen to my offer and would make only the kind of proposition that I could not accept." Hug After Heine. Manager Hugglns Is perfectly willing to trade Ed Konetchy. but . not unless be gets value received for the big fellow. Pittsburg wants Koney. who would strengthen the Pirates a great deal, but so far has not offered his worth in other players, ac-c r.Hng to Hug's Judgment. There may be something doing later, but Manager Hug-Kins is far too shrewd a man and too good a Judge of ball players to let Koney get away without receiving men who will strengthen his club in other positions. It Is. however, quite likely thst Pittsburg will come to his terms before long. If not, Konetchy will continue to play first base for the Cards. Koney's three-year contract has expired, but Hugglns would have little difficulty in coming to terms with blm. Hugglns Is arranging his scouting system for next year. He will retain Bill Armour, who has done excellent work, and will also sign a young man who has had experience as a manager, but whose, name Is not yet for the public. Miller will also offer Heine Pelts a berth. In case he is not wanted this year by the Reds, for whom he did some .scouting last season. If he " should sign Heine he would use the veteran as a coach for his young pitchers. Pei ts-has few superiors at that game, and ( might prove of great value to the Cardinals. McOraw Cheered and Fedj. One hundred enthusiastic fans; beaded by . President Herrmann, showed John J. Mc-Craw last night that they appreciate bis merits as a manager and his worth as a cltisen. " Tliey attended the performance at Keith's Theater In a body and handed the Giant leader a round of applause which made him think he was winning the deciding game of the world's aerie They presented hlrn with a huge bonquet of flowers ami cheered every remark he made while out on top of the stage. It was tne biggest reception ever given a. ball player off the pasehall field.'.. V. , After the show the party escorted the-tllatit manager to the main dining-room at tin- Havlin Hotel, where a sumptuous repast was spread In bis honor. McGraw was feasted and toasted,-ami handed many a sincere compliment on his clever work with t:ie Giants year after year, and also on his success as a monologue artist. McOray replied with a brilliant speech in which he thanked Cincinnati for Its warm receirtinn of- him and predicted 'that the it-il would give blm something warm to tli ilk about during the next championship reason. 1 luring the banquet McOraw was presented with a very line dress suit case -i f seal leather, containing a complete toilet t of solid silver, as a token of the esteern t,il hi eh regard in which he la held In this part of the league -circuit.' - Joe Tinker's Start. Mr. James A. Ford." political editor of the Sixiknne Sportsman-Review, was. a boy with Manager Joe Tinker, of the Reds. In tne old iiaa at K. C He sends in the following account of the kind of boy Joe was before he began to play baseball::. Twenty years ago. back la old Kansas City. Joe Tinker, the new manager of the Cincinnati Reds, ma a "tough kid." lie lived hi a neighborhood where thera were a lot of "good boys.'' I was one of the "good boys." That's why I know Joe was a "tough kid." I nave positive knowledge that Joe was "tough." There is noth ing hearsay about It. Being "louem," Joe, of course.. was not 'iood enough, for. us "good boy', to .play r - with.-. 'Most, probably all. of us received repeated and solemn warnings st home: , "Don't let me see you playing with, that Joe Tinker." It was good for some kind of noma Banishment to be found playing with "that Joe Tinker." Bo we weren't "found" playing with him. but, Hke boys, of course, w all played wioh him that is. when we weren't fighting. But we were careful aot to let our parenta know it. Tne Kansas-City boys of 'JO years ago know flwt Kansas City was a city of boy giuigau There, were gangs in every part of he city, and they had real lioni-st-to-good-ness lights. Every gang had its . secret signal, and when any member of the gang gave that signal all the -rest of, the gang had to eome to his rescue, On Ninth and Flora we boy organised a gang, and to be sure that it would be real toogh and of the fighting kind we signed ouf names in blood just like Tom lawyer used to du. Joe Tinker was Captain of our gang. I don't remember that we ever held an election to select Joe. but it was a sort of general understanding that fie was Captain. If we hadn't, made him Captain he might have cleaned out the gang. So we let Joe be the Captain. We Insisted on It. ' Thea Jos began looking for a fight for us. One boy who wanted to get into the gang, but who we decided wasn't tough enough for .our gang, laid plana to clean us up. Ha organised a gang composed en tlrely of neerorsbo.vs. wHh the exception of himself. Joe "received a challenge for the gangs to tight to a finish. . - - . ; The rest of our gang never knew about this challenge until Captain Joe advised us that he had accepted the challenge and told us the night we were to light. That was an eventful night for us. We met dosen strong.; armed with broomstick guns with a heavy wooden butt and snort broomstick billy clubs, loaded' by boring a hole in the end and tilling It with lead. - "Take your guns and hit 'em on tbe shins first and then go to 'em with the billies, were the orders Captain Joe gave out- Then be marched us around in company order to the scene agreed upon for the battle. But the other gang wasn't there. Most of us felt relieved Immensely relieved. But not, Joe. 'He marched us round some more and then back to the scene. Still no gang. We "good boys" were still mora relieved than ever, but Captain Joe was out for the tight. Next he marched us off to the home of the Captain of the rival gang. There we found the other gang drilling In the yard, but they decided -they didn't want a fight, and all the daring and bantering Captain Joe Tinker could hand out couldn't force the other gang to give battle. That was the first great trlumDh of our a-ana. Nothing ever surprised me more than when, after leaving Kansas Ctty several years, I read of Joe Tinker playing third base for the Portland (Northwestern League) team. In my - boyhood days in old K. C. I don't remember of Joe ever Playing tiall. we nad all kinds of boy trams. One year it waa the Qrove street Blues and the next tne Ninth Street Sluggers. We had some pretty good kid material on those teams, and after I came West I kent watching the papers for soma ef the boys to oreag into fast company, but never one or tnem showed. Instead, up loams Joe Tinker and you could have knocked me down with a toothpick -when I lirst heard that Joe Tinker was a "reaj ball piayer. it never seemed reasonable to me mat Joe, with his great reputation as a kid fighter, would "waste" his time play- ins oaii. ne man t do It when I re mem ber him. T met Joe about two years aa-o. the first time since the boyhood days, and a finer specimen of manhood I never aaw. And now he's a big league manager, and here's a bet that the Reds are fighting near the top nen year. i oome or we - good boys" who were too good to play with "that Joe Tinker" In the good old days, would feel mighty proud now to waut uown the street with him. i nave lost track of most of the old crowd. But three of the "cood hova" can still place, and I have been doing a little figuring. I And thst these three good boys' are to-day earning together jai aooui -mur what "that Joe Tinker' earns all by himaelf. . But then, even If It does take six of us to make the Income Joe Tinker earns, we have the satisfaction of knowing that we were an good ooys" and Joe wasn't. BASEBALL GOSSIP. Manager Tinker Is expected to arrive in town this morning. To-night he a ill give a sinau uinner to rresident Herrmann and the Board of Directors of the club, with a few guests. This Is something. new for a Red leader and marks Joe as a man or great originality as well as generosity. Brownie Burke appeared with John Mc. Graw on the stage at Keith's last night and was given a warm reception. Brownie wore his regulation Red uniform and was looking arousd for a few bats to carry off tne neia. R. J.. Waverly: The AeC5earuinber of deliveries made to the plate by apttcher In nine Innings or a championship fame Is about US. It depends a good dear on his control. A pitcher like Mathewson will not deliver nearly so many balls as some of the wild fellows. PRAISE FROM EVERS Tor Manager Frank Selee, the Man Who Hade the Cabs. Johnny Ever, the new manager of the Cubs, says he never will forget the man who gave him his flrst engagement in Chicago the late Frank a. Selee. "Selee was one of tbe quietest men I ever met." says Evers in the Chicago Inter-Ocean. "When he signed me he never said more than half a -dosen words. 'Go In there, young man. and try hard.' was his advice; and somehow I couldn't help succeeding. When I made an error Selee did not go up in the air. He used to smile as he came to the bench, but he did not criticise me. He was so kind and fan- that I soon found myself plsying flrst -class ball. Selee was a great manager. He was a student of human nature, and he seldom made mistakes. The toughest ball player in the business would have slaved for him. Whether the Cube won or lost, he was the same easy-going, mild-mannered leader on ind off the bench." Evers was a nervous wreck two years ago. He mat siti.iajo, all nis savings, in a shoe store. Then he met with an automobile accident in which a friend was fatally Injured. After that he broke his leg and was forced into temporary retirement But during the past year Evers has recovered his health, and he says he Is stronger than ever. He attributes his good condition to heroic methods. He cut out doctors and medicines, began to eat everything he craved, drank beer and ale In moderation and smoked numerous cigars each day; and be is doing all these things yet. PENNANT WOULD BE CINCH For Pittsburg if They- Got Bresnahan and Konetchy, Says Doyle. racial. nisMTcs to tbs gxariass. 8t. Louis. Mo., December Id. "If they let Mrs. Britton send Bresnahan and Konetchy to the Pittsburg Pirates there won't be any use starting the National League pennant race next year." said Lawrence Doyle, field captain of the New York Giants, when he heard that St. Louis had offered to trade Konetchy and Oakes for Wilson. Camnitx, Miller and McCarthy. With Bresnahan behind the bat, Kone tchy. Wagner and Byrne In the Infield; Carey. Lonlln and Oakes In the outfield, and Adams. Hendrix. O' Toole and Robinson to do the twirling, Pittsburg would be unbeatable. 'You couldn't pick a team; In the Na tional and American that could make that kind of a combination. The pennant race would be too one-sided to be Interesting. The National League might as well shut up shop after July 1. Interest would peter out and the fans would be driven to other games. What truth Is there in the report that the Pittsburg Club has offered you.flo.oou to sign for lltl.1T" Bresnahan was asked. "There Is absolutely nothing to 4 hat story." said Roger. "I only wish it . were Ttrue. Ten thousand Is a. lot of money for one season s work on tna naji nmo. TIIE ENQUIKEK, CINCINNATI, 7TJESTAY, DECEMBER 17. 1912 Newv President' of Knows But Little About Baseball srxciAt.iurATi a to Tint sifurxas. , Philadelphia, " Penh., December 10. Kverytbing'was quiet to-da' at the office of the Philadelphia Baseball Club. The name of Hora.-e S. Fogel Is still on the doors at UuO-IMJ Mtep'hcn Olrard Building as the club's President, although Mr. Fogel ceased tot act as the executive some time ago. Mr.. Fhgel was In the office today for a. short time, apparently the leust perturbed Individual' in the city. What h4i plans are for the future' he would not state. . With Mr. Fogel's failure to' exercise his option on the 1'hilltes. the officers of the club are getting down to work planning for the coming season. President A. 1). Wller. who suc ceeded Fogel lis the head of the club, declared this afternoon that Kog.l Is no longer connected with the club, and that the Phillies will continue from now on with the present officers.' Mr. WDe- stated that Charles Dooin. manager of th DECISION Went To Fred Welsli. He Beat Hughey Mehegan in a Twenty-Round Go Before Rational Sporting Club. SPBCIAL CABL TO TSK KXv-SSB. London. December 1 Freddie Welsh, who last month won the lightweight championship of England from Matt Wells, suc cessfully defended the title against Champion Hughey Mehegan. of Australia, here to-day. The light Went the- full 30 round. Welsh winning the decision on points. Tills was the' most Important match ever decided In London, as. In addition to the title, flS.orjo depended on the Issue. The men were well matched physically, but Welsh -waa the far superior boxer. Me hegan adopted a peculiar crouch, covering himself well and taking Innumerable blows in the hope of landing the winning punch, hut Welsh was not to 'be caught Increasing his lead to the end, an easy winner. . It was not a pretty contest, and there was more clinching than Wising except in the last round, when Welsh was the recipient of a hard light swing on the Jaw which made him hold on fur safety. The issue never was in doubt snd Mehegan did not win a round. He was a glutton for punishment.' and this with his ability to punch harder than Welsh caused an interest In the match which was maintained to the finish. FEDERAL EMPLOYEE Dismissed Because He Accepted tbe Hospitality of -Jack Johnson. Chiiiga, Decern twr That he accepted the hospitality of Jack Johnson, the negro prise, flshtrr. Iff the sllrauton which r-ulted In the diamixsAl of Kdwurd C Mar- aale. a Deputy In I led States Marshal, it wait learned to-day. Ir in held that It waa Improper for a Dep uty Marshal to aoaociate wjth a man who faces trial in a United State Court, as does Johnson, for alleged violation of the white-stave law. Marsalea wa discharged Saturday on te!irraThtc orders from Attor-ney-tieneral Wlrkeranam, EXTREME CAEE Being Taken . By Government .. To Guard Against Any Leaks. Washington. December lH The dismlsaal of Dydty Marshal Marinates indicates the precaution which the Ooverrrment is taking in connection with the cane agaliM Jack Johnson. Extreme care is being taken to preserve the secrecy of the whereabouts of the white girl who is the Government's principal witness. While Marsales was not familiar with this phase of the case, Attor-ne -0neral Wickerham is said to have regarded the Deputy Marshal's ulleged ac ceptance of hospitality from Johnson a Indiscreet, because of the pending cae against the negro. Sociability of this character is disapproved because of tbe possibility of leaks. BOXING BOUTS. trariAi. plMVtlVH T't TSK VHK. Onni RapMs. Mich.. December la Two cln knockout" featur-tl iht i.u.picr of the K-lisare Athletic llub. What u to have teen the main sU-rouml t between Mirkv Rorircni, of P1itwurf, and Jne Aaron, of Milwaukee. !lirhtw!irhts. rrwuited in m knockout fur tne PlttRhuiKer la in second round. In the semi final ali-round bout between Ha! Clark, i.f MUwaJk . and Ktlie WwtnJfklt Keu-hel. of C.ranU Rap Ma. lichtwel -nta, Ke' M wm Riven the decision. He outprntfd CTark In M-ery round, winning bf auve nf his aaare- IvencKa, forcing the flcht throughout. In the aix-rouna onut netwn nallor Ituntra. who hap FWrHlly lft the t'nlt-d Statra navv. ami Ixu Hemlrtcka. of ;-ana Rapids, Burss was kn-'Ckeu out m tne nwcnrt round. !.. Z. 1- Witt and fclrnrst Morgan, lla-bt-wftghts, fought four rounds to a draw. urtP iAi. otnriin to tbs a Nw Orans. La.. December 1 Frnki Rus-11. the nw Bouthern aensatloril !irhtwUrht. decisively bet Twnmv ry. of fhioano. here to-ntrni aner i" rounan or nam nttnunit. ClaT fnufchl a hard, uphill naht. but waa beaten by Ruacell. who showed rhamp'nntthlp fr-rm. nd he will probably be matched with Joe Mand l here N.n. . An errori is twins maue to matcn Matt ms Nelson with KuMte I for New Year's date, and the winner will get Mandot. Memnhia- fim.. Dee-ember IS. Battlina Minor. a local llithtwelrtat. off-red hlmaejf as a Queen, berry when he took tha place of Young Paylor. of Indianapolis, who failed to show f t kla flirht with Jw i-hertzian, of Haltlmo, and th referee toD.M tne nnt to save Minor In the seventh round. Sherman had floored Minor twice before the firm was stoop a. and Minor s fai-e was cut to ril.bons. Minor has always borne the reputation of being one of the t ought St.. DOYLE JFOR SCOUT. December IS. Jack Doyle. formr first baseman and manager of the New Y-rk Nationals, waa klgned by the Chicago American 1ague to-day as a scout. Doyle umpired In the International League last season. Ramsey-Dillon Match Should Result in Harry Ramsey, the Philadelphia middle-eight boxer, who meets Jack Dillon, of Indianapolis, next Thursday night before Jimmle Wldmeyerfa Queen City Athletic Club In this city, looks to be the niftiest boxer thst has hit this town In many s day. TaU and slender, with small legs and nice arm. be Is as fast as lightning and hits from any direction- with either hand true and accurate as- a bullet from a rltte. Ramsey measures nearly six, feet and weighs but 160 pounds In his fighting tug a Dillon la Just the opposite to Ram sey. He Is short and stocky, heavily built both In the legs, arms and muscles. Jack nrobably . not as clever as the Quaker City lad, but what he lacks In the line points of the game he more than makes up In his aggressive style. Olllen is , a boxer that doesn't-lcnow anything but fight. aene Bpainq- tne naraer nt ngaia. A;' the Quakers team, would lutve hts' every support I bundles up the club, and no effort will be spared to. vet near tbe tap. , Mr. Wller added 'that'- tf Manager Uoc la -needed money to get player, that the same would be forthcoming, snd Dooin says that K re gets, the money he can bring home a w n- ner... Dootn will - have absolute charge of the players; it will be', up to him to sign all new men, release and purchase a be sea tit, and he will have no one to oversee His work.' He will not be hampered in the least. Mr. -Wller- is .a profesKhinal man and know little or nothing about the Intricate points of baseball, so the business end of the club will be taken care of by William J. bhettslme. at prestn business manager. and who has held every office in connec tioui with the club since he Joined the Phillies some Sir years ago. Hhettsline has arranged for the usual spring- training trip. ' Dooin has a couple of trades In view, but would 'not make them public at this time (earing that publicity might injure his chances of. completing the deals. IT TAKES SOUGH ' To Pull Off a Six-Day pike Race Aiders Full Down f25,000. " New fork. December l. All of the riders who completed the last week's six-day race in Madison Square Garden were around to day after a day's sleep, and were declared none the worse (or their arduous labors As has been the case with previous slx-da riders, the cyclists either held their own or took on weight. - The mechanical work of the bicycle rider exerts less drain on the vitality of the athlete than any other form of exercise, and this fact, coupled with the economical sating of the best of Mod. helps tliem to put on weight. To-day was pay day for the riders. The sums due them reached a total of nearlj 3.M. of which $.". li ij represents the prise money and the guarantee of bonua- es. fc.ach rider is guaranteed a sntn rang Ing from .') to 2Ti a day as long as h remains In the rare. Frank Kramer, the sprint champion, who received the largest guarantee of nny rider, declares that hi will never attempt another aix-day race. As a sprinter Kramer has ranked supreme for la sut-resslve years, but after three trials at six-day racing he ts willing to let the long-distance contest go to those who like It. Most of the riders will sail to-morrow for Europe to take a part In longdistance races tn oermany and other Kuropean countries. PALZER Starts Off as Favorite For His Cooiing Contest With Lather MeCarty Before Tom MeCarey's Los Angeles Clnb. rxciAt. ifisrA-r.-H to ths bsqcikss. Los Angeles, December IB. According to indications Al l'alser Is almost sure to be made favorite over Luther MeCarty when betting opens up on the New-Year's-Day fight. The same combination tilat sup ported Klynn against MeCarty. It develops. wiU play Palxcr right back and fully strongly in an effort to recoup their losses. The fa.-t that Turn Jones and Ad Wolgaat are very strung admirers of Palser will probably have an Influence on the betting. Falser showed more in the hour's workout yesterday than he did In all the other days since starting training. To-day he did very little work at camp, boxing only three rounds with McCJuskey. Mccarty has cut his vacation short and returned to town to-day. Manager IsoCar- ney sal J that he would start the husky youngster In light workouts on Thursday. ana ov nil no ay tie should be In the height of his training work. McCarty'a right-haml knuckles, which he bruised on Flynn's head, have healed and the hand Is In god shape. Walter Monahan. "Bull'- Young and Howard gloane will be Mccarty's training assistants. It Is probable that Al McOuskey. Palser's chief sparring partner, and Walter Monahan. fro Mccarty's camp, will be matched as a preliminary to tne oig ngnt. SPORTING GOSSIP. The following u ths latest revised list of New jots noxins qpuis: riecemher 17 Jack Britten ri Frank Ir Nelson. Ilshtwelrhts. Brown's A. A.: One-Kound Mocsn vs. Frank. e Olson. Itshtwtlznts. Br ok vn Beach AihleU- flub; lhari-y Harry vs. Jotmay Lynn, featherw-tshis. reatberweishts, Brooklyn Bea.-h Athletic Club; Dutch Brandt vs. Young JTey, uantemweishts. Hrooklyn Beach Athletic Club. Iieremher 1M Billy Bennett (substituted fur T'mmy Murphy) vs. Ynunr Brows. .lightweights. Rovale A C. ; One-Round Davis vs. Soldier Kearns heavyweights, Fairmount A C. IJcfmlr IU Juhnny Dunoee vs. Eddie Mur- san iKnslish.l fifherwlghts. Forty-sfourtll frtreet Club; n.tpohed from December 12. December 2I Joe Moroney vs. Hu:l Anderson, welterweight. Ktuit N. Y. A. C. December 21 Marty Br'wn vs Willis Howsrd. weit.'rwekshts. Irving- Athletic Cluhr Ynung I.e-rov vs. Wllile Wsrren. featherweights Irvms Athletic club. December 23. Jack Britton vs. Young Ah earn. ratrhwelshtM. Royale A. C. : Knock -Out Brown vs. Youns Gradwelt. ItghtwelKhta. Irving Athletic t-ltih; Young Killian vs. Zulu Kid. mlddjeweirhts. Irving Athletic Club; Walter Mohr vs. Phil Itleo'u. featherwelrhts Irving Athletie clue. December 2n Charles I.edoux vs. Krankls Burns, bantrfmwelsbts. Korty-fourth street club. January- 1 J"e Jeannette vs. Battlln Jim Johnvon. heavvweishts. Irving A. C. liout canceien ueacn t roea vs. Tounr ShusTue. Bout Arrsnged So date announced. Psckey McFarland vs. Jack Britton. NEW ATHLETIC CLUB. FtorlncflVd. Ohio. December 10. A new norms' club, to be known as the Champion Athtvtie 'lub, hm been ortcanlsed here sunon members of tbe Fraternal Order of Eajtlea. trmr C. Fws- bura is Hreslrtem. Mathey Brown .secretary and Ous ft riser Ht-reLarv. An effort will be msie to fret Ja:k britton and a suitable opponent as the principals in me opening dcuc to be held next month. MTJNNS CORNELL'S CAPTAIN. Tthara. N. T . December 16. Cornell football players at a banquet to-nlaht elected James J. Manna 4'apttiiiia of the 11 team. Munna uiayed left fruarrl during the past season, and is a junior. He was the cnlr Come It an mentioned bv aome writer for the All-American team. Hia home is tn Pitt bur. a Red-Hot Contest as was clearly shown In his two contests with Prank Klaus In New York and San Francisco. ' ' . ' This battle should be the best contest of the year, and It probably wilL Manager WIdmeyer wishes to announce that there will be two other contests on next Thursday night's bill, one of which will be a six-round contest between Tommle Scully, of Chicago, and Bud White, of New York. Scully la one of the coming featherweights of the Windy City, and It la predicted by all who have seen him work that -ha will be boxing the top notchera In less than a year. Jim FHynn. of the Social Athletic Club, who has been working with Ramsey since coming to Cincinnati, will meet Young Stanley, of Covmgton. Ky.. In a four-round curtain raiser. Stanley is a brother, of Billy Schults. who boxed Ftynn at the Gary-Schwarts contest. Frank Kelly will referee all the contests on the 10th. Tick ets srej now on sale at Gassman's.- Two hundred general admission tickets will go on sale to-morrow. ; All other tickets will be reserved. I 20 For IS? COMPEOMISE May Be Brought About In ths Bresna han Case. M-F.-IAI. t!KriT-M' T TSK BSQV1BKB New York. December lit It is likely that the Roger B:enahan claim aga'nst the St. Louis Club wHI he settled th s week without waiting for a hearing by the Direc tors of the National League or a Court of law. Bresnahan. in a letter to a friend. says thst he would prefer a compromise if It could be arranged. It Is understood that he Is willing to settle for li.. which. In addition to his outrigdt release, will repay hfm for. the financial loss. The Boston National League Club, through Its manager. George 8ta111ngs. intends to get rid of Kling. Yankees Looking For Training Camp Down in Bermuda New 1 York. December lu,NegotlatIons for the engagement of Frank Chance as manager of the New York American League Baseball team, were further delayed to-day when a message was received from Chance stating that he would be un able to meet Frank FarrelL the owner of the team. In Chicago on Thursday. Far-rell had suggested s meeting on thst date and- waa arranging to leave for Chicago Wednesday, but Chance's telegram from Los Angelea said he would be unable to leave California at present. Farrell is trying to arrange for a later conference. Arthur Irwin, the club's business mana ger. Is going to Bermuda tbts week to In vestigate conditions with a view of having the Yankees train there next spring. Decision as to this, however, will be left to the playing manager of the club. TRACK CAPTAIN Appointed ' at Varsity Swiramers Meet To Elect Leader To-Day. Ralph Flohr was elected captain of the University of Ctadnnatl track team yester day. Flohr Is a shot put tar and can throw the discus. He played end and guard on the Varsity football eleven the past season. The U. of C. swimming team will get to gether to-day to select a leader. Harold Bleler Is the sixth man on the squad choen to face the Gym aggregation in a dual meet next Saturday. On that day Joe Morris win try to break the Ohio state record of 100 yards la a match race with Langhammer. The open swimming meet which will be held In the new tank on January 11 prom ises to be the biggest ever pulled off In this city. Manager Norman Lyons has sent out entries to many clubs In the East and West. Henry Straus and L. B. Ault will offer two cups for certain events. Other valuable prises will be put up. The officials for the meet with the Gym have - been selected as follows: Starter, George Thompson: timers. Ralph Holter-hod. Walter Hyman. Dr. Allen and Dr. Carson: Judges, Frank Mllla. Morris Isaacs and Al Sandau; master of ceremonies, Al B rod beck. The basket ball candidates will start practice this week. Only light work will be done. A coach will be selected within a few day. Al B rod beck, physical director, who will do the Appointing, is laid up at his home in Pleasant Ridge with a bad cold and will be unable to get out until later In the week. ' 1 IscORAW. HEAR ABOUT HIM? He wouldn't switch from the cigarette ha was smoking. Oh, no! Never!! And the other day someone gave him a Zubelda. Hear him now: "There WERE NO CIGARETTES -before Zubelda." .What could have changed him so? Great Fighters Who Looked' Yellow Early in Their Careers fro 1st. DIRPAT.-1I TO TnK KNQCISKS. Chicago. December lit "MeCarty Is a curious example of the uncertainty which attends tbe doping of fighters on judgments formed from gymnasium work and first performances in the ring.' says George T. Pandy. "He picked up the rudiments of the game around Chicago and didn't attract any more attention than a baker's dosen of other aspiring heavyweights then trying to gain recognition. In a battle with Jack Helnen. a South Side middleweight. MeCarty wanted to quit the worst way. according to the parries who were handling him. but waa persuaded to stick to the finish by dint of much coaxing. Helnen was many pounds lighter than MeCarty, as was also Mike CantwelL another 158-pounder. who. It is claimed, used to wallop Mac unmercifully In practice bouts to the extent of mAklng htm holler 'Enough!' Certain It Is that Cantwell twice offered to post a forfeit to go as a side bet that he could stop McCsety within lo rounds, but Luther refused to have anything to do with his former stable mate. "However, even taking theie statements at their face value. It must be conceded that many a horse haa got away with a bad start and yet finished ahead of the field. This seems to be McCarty's case, and he Isn't the first pug to establish such Chinks Shun Fantan, , But Fall For Our . National Sport .Cambridge. Mass., December 16. "Baseball has been the greatest single factor for gbed among the Chinese." declared Presi dent (emeritus) Charles W. Eliot of Harvard University, at the students' meeting to-day. President Eliot was telling of hts trip to the Orient He said Jwseball la fast becoming; popular among the Chinese, and already has done much to make thera aban don games of chance in favor of the American pastime. ( LEXINGTON TURF GOSSIP. arsnai Disrates to ths asqentss. Lexington. Ky.. December Is w. A. Campbell, superintendent or the Maple Shade Stock Farm, near Peoria, 11L. la hers on a sceutlne expedition. He wants soma good trotting stock. Henry E. Rea. of Pittsburg, la here to hae a lor at the string of trotters A. L. Oarnaby la training for him. NATIONAL BTTiT.Tr.-RPS." New Tort December lit. Kansas City defeated New Tork In the nrst inu of a series here in the National Billiard , Lsaaue taree-cosaion tournament to-night by a score of on to 3s Arthur Davenport, for Ksnaas City, had a high run of five, while George Moore, for New Tors, had one of four. POOL MATCH. A match same of pool will be slaved Imiwmm the Center Four and Xassau Fotu at the Center Cafe. The Nsssau Four beat the Center Four by a small arore last wees oa tne r awa table, and tbe t.ent- team - will easily beat the team from the hill toalght. In the teeth game of the Blackaan pocket billiard tournament lo-nlsht the contestants will as Harrs itusesbsrg and Harry acJutmaeaer. . " : , : - - v a record. There are numerous instances of knights of tile roped arena who were merrily thumped In their salad days and sometimes quit tfuder fire, but became tup-notchers in the long -run. You dm't have to go back further than Jeffries to find one. James J. never quit In his early career (that was an exploit he reserved for Reno, when In tbe sere and yellow exceedingly yellow leaf), but he did go Kast in search of championship honors and hike back home to California again after making a miserable New York debut with Bob Armstrong for an opponent and running out of a second match with Steve O'Don- nell. Yet every one knows what lie ac complished finally In the slugging role. Young Corbett deliberately quit before Kid Broad and Benny Yanger In Denver within a year of the date when he whipped Terry McGovern for the featherweight championship, but he was never known to show t'le white feather after he once at tained a position in the front rank. Kid McCoy refused to continue after receiving a beating from one Billy Steffers at Cleveland In 1HW. and lost the decision in one round. A few years later McCoy's name on a oiii was a drawing card competed for and recognised by all the leading athletic ciuos in ine country-" There was never sny of the -quit gag' about Bat Nelson, but he was made receiver general for many a thorough licking when he flrst began trifling with the mitts, hut' fought his way to the championship goal in spite of those reverses." Mayor Baker May Bar Future Bouts in the Forest City araejAt. nisrATra to tbs SNgrtaca Cleveland, Ohio. December l Mayor Baker, in holding up the permit for a bjx-lng contest asked by tbe Tuxedo Club, a West Side athletic organisation, declared the future of boxing contests In Cleveland hung "In the balance. What aroused Mayor Baker to action was the accounts of the Kllbane-Attell match at the Tuxedo Club recently. He said from these accounts he would say Uie match had been a regular prize fight. "I I find that to be true I shall refuse all other permits for that club,' he declared. Baker has Intimated any attempt to bring Joe Rivers here for a go with Phil Brock, as has been suggested by Matt Hlnkel. would be promptly squelched. NEW TALE VARSITY COACH. New Haven. Coma.. December la. Capcaia Snowden. of tbe Tale varsity crew, announced u-nlght that James O. Rodgers. 'OH, had reslgnsd aa head coach of tbe Tale crews. On accotmt of business Mr. Rcdsrs fo.nd himself oeabla il give the Bees ary time to coar-hing. Captain Snoadea also announced that w a Harrtmaa. m member, of tba senior class, .'oulj suoceed Mr. Rodgers. . -ouw COME IN, THE WATER IS FINE. si ai.iAt. Dtsparca to ths axotjiasa North Bead. Ob la, December . To-day being a fine day there waa a very interesting tmm' of- baaeb.ll plaead at the park Kere betVe-a tna Hamlet 0 ,titB bj... ... , ... . the Weneda winning by the arore at k to TTIS MORNINGSIAR EZATI5 cam .if ji i J,l(seUf is- J,' I I'lttfhtirp. t V:n.itlri i" I'.ti tv infffi Varna t-t X'Ti. Vm matlM M'nnKJ""r. f1 jaiirc an a- TRYING THE SOCCER C-iE Anfi;i,s..l:. M -oct--r f'Xi- i . of inin-l m -:i!-.Il OtltM k- I-itlll irur-i.ii'-M i I'm, iiin LMit u srni hvai tfi' :i Murphy Hot After Two ScuthravsFor the Chicago Cc r-rt. iai- 1-1-rvT- n . Chknuo, 1.1. . Murp.iy. f ti ' ing 'lit-r I'.v known IVft-h.ti Murphy rf. .! for Ma-held one "l.fU' tiun:. in plans r n ' lag f Cub now st;i!' hanir in ' ; -. Much Is f-xi-e-'J' i K(Ia. J.-ptha i:: and-one-half-ii" h versity of Viimt.-. twir.tT antl ; mnt. Rixy i -Rd" iKM.j:.. hi btHieVwN, a rt'-.i the Cub com- i southpa wins s r . WHh these iw may he, aJdl t ' is certain th- W to iennani-iiii''. there and the a: department sav- TH T M r. a Wednesday ninh: ' cents -an the i a' In thir iin-ui ' for paelt:n on th prrttc thi for the i" T players wnh th retired from th- : by Mchtenrti-i. : an afvwwe if "" A preiiminnrv T. U. . A IV Napa, sU.rt:o u 1 A new ba-ki this imiwi, knv. Lse fnh.rfl If i- ' n.r Jo lS-'hve. i : wtH own ihr wrt' to-n.thi at llw below Elf.r. Aiv t clubs pfcone Itre-r.-l- :i The Bell T-!" o-n Ue a'f nlht. -.r-en .r-v buys are cia-ht-O forward kii ir with the "htt--n" ' Tn LJayton V'-- te-vma. K. K. M -tan be av.i!r-!M. i ONLY HASVAB3 ra:iAL DifpATi ii t i" New Hjirf-n. Vi." raraltjr .tcw il -college next ayt .m bat

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