The Ottawa Citizen from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on March 21, 1908 · 17
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The Ottawa Citizen from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada · 17

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KATIKUAT. MAKCIT 21, WO. 17 F Ti THE CITIZEN. OTTAWA, CANADA. THE PJEWS HE OTTAWA LACROSSE PLAYERS SLATED TO LINE UP WITH MONTREAL NATIONALS I".-'- ' ti:i. .iton.x. GKOIH.K ll .vi.U'LT. WHO WANDERERS ARE Records of the Hockey Champions of uie World. under difficult condil- fhe Wanderer club this March completes its fifth season, two of which were spent In the Federal league and three In the E. C. H. A., formed In December. 1905. when the withdrawal i the. strong clubs wrecked the Federal and the C. A. H. L. 'Hptain Cecil Blachford Is the only :ne of the original seven to represent Wanderers. He was not a regular 'layer on Wanderers' first seven but played in several game, and the following winter was on the team through the season. one thing worthy of note about the Wanderer team Is that the forward tne has been practicaly unchanged through the last three seasons. Bus- sell, (.lass. Itlachford and Johnston have all four been with Wanderers ttirough the three years, although minor changes have been made from to- time. Below Is a brief sketch of the eight players who now form the senior squad: RILEY HERN'. Riley Hem, the goalkeer, is finishing his second year with Wanderers. He is a Stratford boy, who won his spurs in the O. H. A., working up through the three series. When the International league was formed Hern was secured by the Houghton club, and it was from Houghton that he came to -Montreal In December of lii06. Menard, who played In goul for Wanderers the previous season, when they won the cup for the first time, had retired from the game. Hern filled the vacancy to the satisfaction of the club, and has this year again played in fine form. ART HOSS. Art Ross, point, has played with the Stanley cup winners of two leagues In two seasons. He was with Kenora Thistles when they won the cup from Wanderers in January. 1D07. but not an the Thistle team that lost the mug to Wanderers In March of the same year. Now he is with the cup team of 1908. Ross, though he came from Brandon to Join Wanderers last December, as is well known. Is a Mont-realer, and played with Westmount through three series. Junior, intermediate and senior, before he went west. In the west Ross played a couple of seasons, with Brandon, developing Into one of the best players In the Manitoba league. He was corralled , by Kenora to come east with them and help to take the trophy back. Ross' work In the series with Wanderers here was a revelation to the many who had not seen him for a couple of years. This year he stands out as the big man. both physically and as a player, on the champion team, filling in a way, the role of Hod Stuart last year. He Is an easy selection for an all-star man. WALTER S MA ILL. Walter Smaill. Hooper, Liffiton, Larry Uilmour and Glass again have been the cover-points of the team) through the season and a sixth name might be added in Bruce Stuart, who divided up with Glass In one game. Smaill, who started out on the Job, and Is again filling it, should, on his recent form, have been made a fixture In the position. His quirk Jump from a very ordinary player to the front rank has been remarkable in many, ways. Last year, with Montreal, he did not have much chance to develop but playing with a, stronger team this year he has turned out a valuable man in every way, a steady block, and a brilliant rusher. In three big games this year he has scored the winning goal for his team when the result was very doubtful. up through the Westmount ranks and then went over to Montreal, playing two seasons with the winged wheel seven. This year lie Joined the Wanderers for the first time when they went west on their exhibition tour. "PUD" GLASS. Glass, rover, Is a Wanderer practically all through, all his senior experience being with the champions. He has been a steady fixture on the team through the three seasons In which the club has finished with the Stanley cup in its possession. Glass' great strength is his checking. His work does not show up, and frequently spectators see little to his play. Forwards and defence men ton other teams, however, will tell you that ; Glass Is one of the hardest players In the game to get past. His checking ing back through center ice is also of great assistance to the defence. ERNIE RUSSELL. Lrnte Russell and Bruce Stuart are now- tne rivals for the center Ice post lion, and both have helped the team to sand out on top again. Russell is cne or xour players to be with the team tnrough three seasons. His early xperience was gained -with Sterlings, and then he went to Montreal gen- tors. In 1905, with Johnston, he went over to wanderers. Early this season there was a lot of talk of Russell fcoing back to Montreal, but he final-'y threw In his lot with Wanderers once more. His value to the team has been his scoring. Right in front of the nets there is scarcely a more dangerous forward In the game. He has a good eve and a strong wrist, and keep control tlons. TOMMY BURNS' WINNINGS Heavy welgnt Champion Has Made Fortune in Ring flu at Fault Jack Butler, rie; k o., 3 Jack ODonnelL at Evanstoi. o., 11 rounds.. - 14 Ma- Tommy Bums has been handing the English writers lots of stories. The lateft one is his accumulation of a fortune in the ring. Burns says he made $T.S54.25 since he pulled on the Ben O'Grady. at Ietro;t; k n.. 3 first pair of gloves in 1S00. He, tow-: .shroshee, at Chicago; k.o., ever, declares he did not put the first 5 rounds bill in the bank, but that he has a good ' Mike Schreck. at Milwaukee; d . wad there now and hope never to have j c round to call on his friends for a bent-tit. j Tony t'aponi, at Chicago; d, 6 jiere is tne usi isurns mane out mm-; Tony Capons, at ( "s a;., . Joe Waidinski, at San Lake I City. ko.. 1 (Cyclone Kelly, at Taconut; ko. BRITISH SPORT 'PROMINENT OTTAWANS WHO HAVE AGAIN BEEN HONORED BY LOCAL AQUATIC CLUBS In !he eight tips of The up piaed, s a surprise. tills f Stoke at IVrts- seif for an English paper 1S0. Fred. Thornton, at Detroit; k. 4., 5 rounds J Fred. Thornton, at Detroit, k. c, 5 rounds 1901. Billy Walsh, at Detroit, k o.. 5 Archie Steele, at Detroit, k o., 2 Ed. Sholtrean, at Lvtroit. k o.. 1 Billy Walsh, at Detroit, k.o., .. Dick Smith, at Mount Clemens, k.o., 1 rounds 192. Dick Smith, at Mount Clemens, k.o., 9 rounds Reddy Phillips, at Lansing; Jack O'Donnell, at Butler, k. 8 rounds Tom McCIune, at Detroit; w. 10 rounds Mike Schreck. at Detroit; 1., 10 1S03. Jim O'Brien, at Delray; w., 10 Dick Smith, at Delray; k.o., 2 Reddy Phillips, at Lansing-; k. o., 3 Harry Peppers, at Detroit; k. o., 2 Tom McCane, at Detroit; k.o.. rounds... BUiy Moore, at Hougnton; d., lft rounds Jack Hammond, at Sault Ste. Marie, k.o., 2 BRUCE STUART. Stuart, who replaced Russell at center in the match against Ottawa, was given the place largely on the strength of his boring-in tactics. Stuart is not as tricky a scorer as Russell, but he ! Jim Duggan. at Houghton; k is mougni to ne a better man to carry the disc through a defence, and then he is a good shot besides. Stuart-is a younger brother of Hod, wai born in Ottawa, and played a couple of seasons with Ottaw-a seniors. With Hod, he went to Quebec in li"02. and played part of that winter with Que bec, both boys then working with. their father on a coutract there. Bruce finished out the season with Ottawa, however. He then went to the International the following year and stayed In Its ranks until the league broke up at the end of last season. He has the distinction of having captained the Portage Lake seven, winners of the International championship last year, and now he finds himself once more with a champion seven. Stuart, it was thought, would b with Ottawa this year, but the Capital magnates evidently under-estimated what ho was worth, jnd Wanderers stepped In and secureil nim. Ha has only played In a few-league games this year owing to injuries to his knee received in Winnipeg when Wanderers were playing their exhibition series at the start of the season. 1 25 loooo 100.00 pVMlO 10T, 10000 150 00 15000 100 00 175.00 150.00 125.00 115.00 125 00 18500 160 00 190.00 200.00 10 0 ) 4 rounds Billy Words, at Sean:. ; d I Jack O'Brien, at Milwaukee; I 5 rounds Indian Joe, at Ballard, ko, ( I Jack tTwin) Sullivan, at Ta. .-j ma; d., 20 rounds. 100. o Uave Parry, at Taeoii.. , ;f j oroioo Hugo Kelly, at IX-tr.,i; ,t jl 00 Hugo Kelly, at I.s A j , 20 round, 1.J0.00 Dave Barry, at San Kr ain isoo; k.o., 20 rounds 1, TOO 00 Jack (Twin) Sullivan, at Los Angeles; 1., 20 Marvin Hart, at Los Angles; w., 20 2.4O0.00 Jim O'Brien, at .'an Hi. go; .o.. 1 round 200.00 Jim Walker, at San Diego; k.o.. 1 round S.Ono.oo Jack O'Brien, at I.os Angeles; d.. 20 f.nno.oo 1S0T. Joe Grim, at Philadelphia; w 3 rounds Jack O'Brien, at Los Angeles; w., 20 rounds 13.00000 Bill Squires, at Colma. ko, 1 ih.ohooo Gunner Molr, In Indon; k O..10 12,00000 Jack Palmer, In London; k .0., 10 rounds Iondoii, Mar h 2. in the third r- und only one result ii b-ing the victory mouth. 2"0 0o' one of the most exciting fames ever ! seen in Bolton .was i Liv. d by the K.0.O0 Wanderers and Evert. n. The Litter ; won the toss and the Tr..t!f rs kicked 50 00 ! ''ft aieaihsc a strong w.nd and -n a j ground that was simply a ti.u-1 heap. 200.00 jTh Par was a cracker right from the I commencement. Everion i - j l.i 1 Pm 00 i better foim against the wind ur;i Sct-100.0-)! n,a''e u.-e "f a cross from l:...;.iii piu 00 ! t Main put his side level. Jus; a few jminutts from tune when the game 2T5 0! "pared to be over, the Evertonnu.- j made a srand attack and iettl.- pi n-. ! tnem on even terms once more witii only a minute t-t yo, the result bein a drau 11 game. ViCi)' Kverytnm pointed to Newcastle 0.00 ! ti'ici s victory over Liveip.-oi, arid I expectations were realized. A crowd lot Pl.OcO people braved the elements. Liverpool started with a gale of wind behind them, and at once exeited pressure. It was. hard work, however. Total.. HACK OR G0TCH? Comparison of Great Wrestlers Who Meet April 3. CECIL BLACHFORD. Cecil Blachford, right wing and captain of the team, played his first senior game with Wanderers In 1WM, the first year that the club was in existence. He played only In one or two games that year, but has been a steady fixture on the team since, and was captain of Wanderers' first Stan- icy cup seven. Hod Stuart rated Blachford ag the best wing player in the league last season, and his form this year Is even better than then. He is easily the most finished player on the forward line. He is a speedy, aggressive and a beautiful stick-handler. ERNIE JOHNSTON. Johnston, at left wing, is chiefly remarkable for his great speed. He Is a wanderful skater and does a tremendous amount of work in a game. Where he fails Is In stick-handling, his shooting being weak, and he is not often effective when he does work through a defence. His long reach ana nis speed combine to make him of great use to the team In Georges Hackenschinidt, the champion wrestler cf the world, arrived in .'e,w York this week end to prepare for his match with Frank Gotch In Chicago on April I. It is Inevitable that comparisons of the two men and of thei methods will be voked by the match between Ootch and Rogers, which was decided at the Amsterdam Opera house en Friday evening. The fact that Rogers' best bout prior to this engagement was with Hacken schmldt, when he made much less of a showing, compels attention to the main points of difference between the American champion and the holder of the world's title. Georges Hackenschmidt, although born in Russia, and known as the "Russian Lion," has not a drop of Russian blood in his veins. As may be guessed from his name, his father Is a German. His mother, who Is a Swede, has relatives who have attained more or less prom inence locally as wrestlers and all around athletes and gymnasts. Bern at Riga, 1S77, the boy received an excellent education, and at 17 years of age was preparing himself in St. Petersburg for the career of a civil engineer, when his youthful feats of strength began to attract attention. He was asked to visit Dr. Krajeysky, a physician interested in physical culture, and was advised to take up wrestling as a profession. This advice waa not followed Immed iately on account of interference with studies, but about four years later Hackenschmidt made his professional debut. The wisdom of this course is apparent today. Modest and unassuming, the champion is a well-read and cultivated man, who speaks Russian, French, German and English with al most equal fluency. He lived in Paris Tor about t,wo years before going to England, which has been practically his home for neveral years past. The "Russian Lion" stands 5 feet 10 Inches and weighs 210" pounds. Ht! neck Is phenomenally large, being 22 inches. His normal chest measurement Is 4S Inches and his chest expanded 62 Inches. Other figures show: Biceps. IS 1-2 Inches; forearm, 14 Inches; thlrh. 27 1-2 Inches, and calf, 17 1-2 Inches, Ootch has not had the educational advantages enjoyed by his rival, as he was born on a farm, and when not engaged on the mat is himself a farmer with a homeirtead Just outside Humboldt, la. He Is taller than Hackenschmidt, being well over six feet, but this is a' doubtful advantage m wrestling. He will give away from ten to fifteen poinds in weight, and physically will be Inferior to his rival In all points of Important comparison. It Is recog nized, however, that In quickness and In generalship he in at least the equal of the foreigner. WHY NOT SEND CANUCK BOXERS TO OLYMPIC GAMES ? Just while the Canadian Olympic carrvinir committee is picking out the team to down for the others and In breaking Present the land of the beaver, they up tne piayg or the opposing side, snouio give some mougni 10 ooxers. Johnston first played senior with There Is boxing on the program across Montreal, going over to Wanderers ,n water, and those who follow the with Russell in 1905, and helping to Kame nere reca" the time when John win the first league championship and;L- Schol'H won the world's 125-pound the Stanley cup. ! championship, and are talking of the - in ' chances of Canadian mitt artists. Take Hilliard Lang, the East End I boy, at 145 pounds he is good enough I to go, and to back him up Canada Imieht send Trayling of Toronto, the AM AtRSHTP 125-pounder. and Soldier Dickson of rt.ll -rtlixOniF ,Haiifax, the 115-pound champion. CASEY BALDWIN IS NOW FLYING The famous 'Varsity football plav-er is now figuring in a new-role. At Hammondsport, N.Y., "Casey," who is the engineer in charge of construction, appointed by the Ae rial experimental association, saTIed Prof. Bell's new- aerodome, the ''Redwing." over Lake Kouka, a distance of 319 feet, at the rats of from 25 to 30 miles an hour. The airship glided along the ice for 200 feet, and then rose gently to a height of 70 feet, with "Casey" at the lever. His weight was given at l,o pounds, which Indicates Lalng In the welterweight class is one of the best men Canada has ever turned on:. He is cool, aggressive, a hard puncher, and is chock full of courage. Trayling can punch, too, and Is game, bunt he Is not a finished boxer. Dickson Is clever ail the way. Members of the Council of the French Federation of Boxing clubs have unanimously decided, In accord with the action taken by the Union Velociidique de France, to prohibit its licensed members under penalty of disqualification, from taking part in the meetings to be held during tho Olympic gajnp? in London In 190S. STORIES OF THE BUSY BASE- BALL WORLD Ordinarily the blatant bleacherlte who howls at the players lacks ven the rudiments of humor, St. Louis has one who Is a gem of the first water-Who he is no one appears to know. nings. The Rube pitched in great form all the way. At the end of the fray, as Rube sat on the bench panting for breath. Mack approached him. ' Arc you In shape to pitch the second gime?' asked Mack. "I don't know, Connie," answered Waddeli. "1 can better tell you after I warm up." but he always Is out in the left field 1 that Lasey has fattened up since he ! seats in the American league grounds, j won the rugby championship of Can- j and he keeps the crowd roaring at in-ada for his alma mater by the sonsa- tervals all through the game, tional defeat of Ottawa at Rusedale One afternoon last summer the White In 1905. This Is declared to be the I S.. wer niavinr f h Hrnwna anil f.n- first successful heavier-than-air America. public flight of flying machine in AMERICA'S FIRST KST1SY. The first American horse to be entered in the international prize race to crme off at Moscow, Russia, next year, is Harry McKerron, 2.24 1-4 bv John A. McKerron, 2 04 1-2. dam Hen rietta G., 2 19, by Elyria. 2.25 1-4. This young hore made his record two years ago when he was a throe-year old and the same season he trotted a public trial in 2.12 1-4. He is owned by If. M. avereux of Cleveland, who has already made arrangements to have the hors go into Frank Ca-ton's s'able. when he arrives in Russia and that trainer will probably drive the horse in the big Russian race. TAh'x riux.iniws. "Altrcck wrote to me," remarked Magnate Comlskey of Chicago, "that he couldn't see why there should be a temperance clause in his contract, and I wired him: I thought you wouldn't.' " "That reminds me," remarked Joe Cantillon, "of a pitcher I once had. I tried to put in one of thoe temperance clauses In his contract, and he wired me: 'Send me two of those to sign. Ii fyy brmll r r I nolly was umpiring, giving the White Sox a shade the better of several close decisions. The crowd was yelling at the umpire and working Itself up into a fury until about the fifth inning, when he made another bad decision. Then, in a lull, the loud-voiced bleacherlte yelled: "Say, Connolly, remember there are Irisli on both teams." In the seventh inning of the same game the Sox broke loose with one of their rare slugging spells and began I beating Powell's curves all over the ! field. Man after man came up. and everyone who faced the luckless pitcher pounded out a hit. Six runs had scored and the crowd was silent and gloomy. when the irrepressible one In the left field bleachers shouted: "That's right; back In, load up, and drive right on." thre. unique "See Here's another Rube Waddell story. It may be new and It may be, old, but It's certainly a buliy good one: The new Rube Waddell yarn that Connie Mack likes to tell best concerns Rube's performance in winning two games In one day- This happened me red-hot afternoon when Mack owned the Milwaukee team in the early days of the American league, and the double victory was at the expense of the White Sox. tm ut came lasted seventeen In- Joe Tinker, the shortstop, can testify that the fact that one comes from Chicago does n ot mean that he Is wise in the way ' f " The Farmers." The shortstop was sitting on the verandah of the hotel at West Baden, Ind , one day, when a farmer, the unshaven, un. kempt variety, strolled up. "Hall player.'" he queried. "till, I've played a few games," answered Jue. "Chicigo?" queried the farmer. "Yep," answered Joe. "City fulks pretty smart, aren't they?" persisted the farmer. "Oh. I don't know," answered J'. "tianible some, too, don't they?" queried tiie tiller of the soil. "Well, sonic of them do-" "Lots of places to gamble Now, hire wf have to bet in wavs." continued the farmer, that strict car?" joe lo'k.. down the street and saw a car approaching-. He recognix'-d it as one hat traveled net ween "est i-.uoen and French Lick Springs. "Yep," he answered. "Bet you a dollar she's an odd number," persisted the rube. "You're on," answered the shortstop. The car passed ami its number was 5. "You win," and handed "V-r the case minutes later a car passed in the opposite direction. It. too, was. No. 5. Fifteen minutes later another car passed and it wa?i No. 5. Joe hailed the next eountryma-n that pad. "Say, why Is every car on the route numbered a?" Tie queried. "Oh, you bit, did you? There's only one car on this line," and the rube passed on. , to euntrol the bail and the. Newcastle defence held out for twenty-live minutes before yielding a goal. Then Liverpool gained a corner. With the i assistance .if the wind Newcastle I'nit-1 t-d took command of the game and Rutherford showed up well u the r.ght. He made a nice pass to Howie, who sent the ball to Applojard and the latter shot a tine goal. There a no holding the Newcastrlans after this. Before the end Rutherford made a brilliant siiiKlehunJed effort and scored a third soal for Newcastle, who wen by 3 goals to I. titke surprised themselves anil Portsmouth by winning their tie with the latter at Portsmouth. The Potters started with the elements In their favor, but made little use of their opportunities until hair an hour had passed, lloiford shot the only goal of the match. Portsmouth strove hard on resuming, but toke defended .well and won by a goal to nil, both sides being pretty well played out at the finish. It could not be said that Manchester I'nlted's victory over Aston Villa at Birmingham was a surprise, but it was certainly a fine performance In view of the improved form shewn by the Villa lately. Aston Villa made a better show later on, but the visitors played the cleverer football all round and won by 2 goals to nil. Wolverhampton Wanderers and Swindon had a ding dong struggle at Wolverhampton, and no goals were scored until the laRt few minutes. The Wolves finally won 2-0. A slip on the part of Skene, the Ful- ham goalkeeper, prevented Fulham beating Manchester City at the first attempt. After nice combined work by the visiting forwards Harrison scored a goal. The City had the larger share of the play in the second half and a surprise sthct from Blair took effect, Skene allowing the ball to slip through his hands, and the game end ed In a draw of one goal each. Stormy conditions prevailed a Grimsby where Crystal Palace were the visitors. The home team adopted the kick and rush game with perfect success, and prevented the Palace settling down. Blanthorne played a fine game for Grimsby at center for ward and scored the only goal of the match. Two Southern league teams were In opposition at Southampton, and the home team gave Bristol Rover the knock out. Bristol played below form and were deservedly beaten by 2 goals to 0, REPLAYED TIES. The two matches that ended in draws were played again, and Kverton and Fulham secured the right of entry into the fourth round of the Cup. Everton and Bolton Wanderers met at Liverpool before .12,000 spectators. Kverton etarted In great style, but after the first quarter of an hour they gave a very poor show, and Bolton Wanderers took the lead, Greenhalgh scoring from a center by Stakes. The visitors still shaped the better in the second half, but In the closing stages Everton made a last effort and Settle made the scores even. An extra half hour was played, during which Ever ton found their form and ran the Trotters to a standstill. Ycung put on a couple of good goals for Kverton, and the latter gained a somewhat lucky victory by 3 gosls to 1. Fulham disposed of Manchester City at the second attempt, and fully deserved their win. They played a good kame and scored thrice to Manchester City's once. SCOTTISH TIES. The third round of the Scottish Cup was the leading feature of Scottish football. Definite results MR. W. K. GOWT.ING, I5e-clec1ed I'rel1cnt, Club. MK. F K MiKkTOX, lUdean Canoe Mx-iwl Ilvoldcnt Britannia Boating Hub. COBB'S FORMER SALARY The Great " Ty " Once Played for $50 a Month There was a time, not so many years ago, when Ty Cccbb. the Detroit out fielder, who has ben holding out for so crazy to play ball T guess he could have been signed for $2. "I thought he could ba broken of his a three-year contract calling for 16.0001 wild and woolly habit of doing every-per, .would have played for a month. I thing on the dead run, so I gave him a As a matter of fact, he drew twice that place on the regular tesjn. Of course he amount, or 1250 for an entire season; (was nothing but a ki. then, and no but at that time he was so anxious ' matter how often I to him to keep to wear a uniform that anything would ! cool he would persls-In skipping have satisfied him. It seems, too. that for a while he wasn't worth even that much. Con Strnthers, w ho managed the Vancouver team In the North-Western league last season, claims the credit for discovering the champion batsman of the American league. In the spring of 1904 Btrnthers o.wned and managed the Augusta team of the South Atlantic league, and among the host of "future greats" who asked for jobs was Cobb. Strothers tells the story this way : "Cobb was a player that couldn't help bring noticed by any manager. He never was still a minute. He would run up to the bat. and If he happened to he thrown out at first he would run all the way back to the bench like a race horse. HIsj hitting ability ap pealed to me right a,way, and so I rur my ball team look amat bout on the dead hlch made Ish. I used to sav to him. 'Now, r up to me plate and look the sltUjggA over; see who Is on the bases; w. the fielders are playing for you, (J iget your signal.' Weil, that didn't Vp him from running his head off, ana at the end of the week I had to farm him out to a little town. When I Informed Cobb of my decision to let him grt I told him he would draw JT5 a month In the little town and that as soon as he learned to walk up to the plate I would bring him back and pay him 1100. Of course. It wasn't any time at all vntll I heard of him knocking the boards off the fences with his long hits, and so I brought him back to Augusta. He had lost his desire to be ever on the run, and so remained ,with Augusta un signed him for $i0 a month. He was til Detroit finally got him for $750." JIM CORBETT'S POOR OPINION OF PRESENT DAY CHAMPIONS Corbett surely does not think much of the present-day heavyweight and merely opines that a meeting between Burns and Johnson will show If either of them can fight, as he considers that neither the Canadian nor the negro has done anything so far to show his ability In the ring. Burns Is evidently no favorite with the man who beat John . Sullivan, although he considers the Ontario lad is about the best before the public today. He does not think Hums was sincere In his championship aspirations when he dodged a fight w-lth Johnson and went after easy money In England. So far as Kaufman and the other aspirants to the heavyweight .title are concerned Corbett believes Burns would have an easy time with them. The actnr-puglllst made the straight statement (hat it was well-known that Bill Squires, the Australian, was a lemon of the most yellow variety when he was brought over to meet Burns, and that the sporting editors of the coast deliberately foisted the false-alarm on the public. "No. Jeffries will never fight again." said Corbett In answer to a question. "He has told me so repeatedly. While not drinking to excess as aom of the papers have it, he Is ao big and fat he would find It very hard getting down to weight." Corbett himself la the picture of health and manly vigor. He has not put on any weight, although he has not taken active exercise for over two years. "Lo you ever have any inclination to re-enter the ring," he was asked. "No, but I tell you what I am going; to do next summer. I Intend going into active training for about two months and then I will get some clever little boxer like Jack O'Brien down to my place and have a regular set-to, just to see whether I have lost any of my speed." "No chance of you challenging Burns?" was asked. t "oh, no. it would put me too fat" back In niy stage work, and I ami sincere in tills now, you know.'' FACTS ABOUT BLUE RIBBON EVENT OF ONTARIO TURF The following Is the official style of the King's Plate event: The Kings plate. 4.2S0; estimated value 15,000 (The oldest fixture run continuously on this presented by the club to the winner. Declarations Kriday, May 8. To be run on Saturday. May 23. All the big stables are well represented in the entry list, while th continent) SO guirwas (the gift of His number of entries from the smaller Majesty), with 14,000 addd by the owners Is surprising. Of the thirty- club. The first horse to receive the ; seven entries no less than twenty- guineas, stakes and IJ.T.iO, the second j r ight lire thr-e-year-old, some at horse 1700 and the third $?,'0; the them well-known to tho racing pub- were ar-: t.-.j.. f (h winner to receive '.',0. lie at large. Five f our-vear-olds thre rived at In three of the matches, and j A Bw,;epstake of ;,, payable at time I five-year-olds and a six-year-old com-the fourth would probably have end- j of entrv J5 .It lonal. unless declared ' pletes the list. Of the sixteen started In St. Mlrren's victory over the',,ut nv j,ay s and t.T, additional for ! ers In last year's race Half-a-Crown, Hearts, if it had net been abandoned ; ,;irt,.r. i..r thwvear-nld and up eight minutes from the end, owing to the severity of the elements. St. Mir ren were then leading by a goal to love, and had shown the better football ail through the piece. j A poor game wasj witnessed at Kdin-i burgh between Hibernians and Kilmarnock. The latter had the wind to as-; sist them, and only strenuous work by the Hibs. kept the score sheet clean until the Interval. The Hibs. wrr-rather done up on resuming and Kilmarnock managed to secure a goal, the only one scored during the game. After fettling Dundee at the third I time of asking. Aberdeen met Queen's Park at Aberdeen, and disposed of the' Amateurs by three goals to one. Aber- deen started .with the wind and press- ed. but Q'ien's Park not only put up j a kood defence, but took the lead, Fitcliie finding the net. NoiiTiiKRN football cmon The New Zealanderi played the last game of their tour ot St. Helens, again-t the town club, aid scored a fine win by 21 points to 10. With the aslstiim-e of a very strong wind th home f'am i'-d tne Ail Bla-ks at the interval bv 10 points to nil, but on changing ends the visiters hud it all their own way and scored 21 points. The All Blacks have netted about $4,V'of from K'it money aiid each man will get about SImO aft.-r jny.iig all expenses. ward, owned, f-ialed, raised and train ed In the province of Ontario that have never won a. race, either on the flat or across country, have never P-ft Canada and have never been for a period of more than one month out I of the province, rieath of nominator does riot render en'ry void. One mile j who finished second to Kelvin. Wlck-Ilght, who finished fourth, Klrkfleld fifth, Capstain eleventh, and Supper Dance, who brought up the rear, are again candidates for the great race. With eight nominees Joseph Seagram b ads in the list of numbers, the Valley Farm stable and Woodstock following close behind with five and four r- and a quarter. A piece of plate will be I spectivey. Cy Young says that Lou Criger in m-w in as good shape as he Is during tho mid-lie of the summer. Considering CrigT's long illness, this will be a big relief to Boston American fans, who thought that CrigT had gone back Lou Is now at Hot Springs, but will Join the main brigade in Little Rock shortly. I IIASKIIM.L. liKF.V.TIKS. ! Rube DeOroff, once with Rochester, 'will succeed Jocko Hailigan in center I It'id for Jersey City. I'-an Me'Iiinn has wired Joe Ke'.ley liuit he will sign with the Bi-ton Nationals, terms being acceptable. Dan started playing first bast when with Tr ronto. Big Ed Walsh was not -o high up In the pitching list of the American ha-gne, but he had a remarkable record, lie pit-hed fifty-sslx games, and only i-t eigliti-en. James M'-AI'V't. manager of tlte Browns, has notiiini- to say in regard to Rube Vadd;lt. "He Is far from teing a fool, i-i all I have to ay about 1 un, ' says the Browns' manager. Columbus Press Post: The Brewers have secured Jack 1ynn from Toronto for first ba.e. Jlike Keliey will cover first himself for the Canucks. I r iynn will niaKe a good man ftr Havenor's t'am. Manager Jo? ISf.-an of Jersey City Skeeters has signed Pitcher Lew Wiltse. Wiltse ha Jut been reinstated. He a a contract-Jumper from the Baltimore te-im to one of the Tri-State league clubs a couple of years ose. Laporte, who with Thoney was the acJf naa still ""f'r-1-1 kw Mm ' team, has affixed his signature to a contract. Th player came to terms in very short order, and when the team gets to Cincinnati on the way nack the roster will be fmpift-J. F"rank Ilowernian has not igned with the Boston dub, to which lie was exchanged by McGraw fie hfis written to a New York baseball friend that he will rt port to the Boston club at Augusta, ila.. for spring training arid that probibly trie. ins th-it he wit sign his contract vili.-n ,'ic joins Keliey. Fat'-h the Brooklyn ou'fielder. whe has beeo rcl.isel f tho Hochestei club if the jsi.!n Ita-j-je, will be u f. on th- m t'i. d iti his new city. 'I he Brooklyn o .vn, r h i,e that h will make a .'u- c-.-ful intielder, as they v.-iil br.n b in ha- k to Brxik-lyn after a year's experience If he i rove- :o be a valuable rnan lr, a nevf position. Co: pi res s as. m ' f by liar. Jo New Y r!i. rut, NY; and Ohio, have been retained by the president of the l-asne. The new aprjoin- F. Esan to succeed "Jack" f.r the h:c Am. te.iue it announced Timothy Hurst ol Sh- ridan of Califor- "Silk" oLouchiin of Rochester "Tommy" Connolly of Boston, "Billy" Kvans of Tounarstnwn. tee jS J.

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