Bat of Bob Marshall
Wins Kinsella's Eye
"Best Young Hitter ? Have
Seen in Years," Says
Scout for Giants.
PUT ON SHELF
little Second Baseman Strains
Ligament in Practice at
By HEYWOOD RROl N.
Mari.n. Tex, Feb M Dick liasolls
beamed. The sinister ?rout of the
Giai.U wa? ?etuaily smiling a? he re?
garded one of tbe recruf.? at batting
practice to day. Like all collector? ot
experience, Kin?ella '?? loath to cer'.if.
the genuinen??? of any work of art
upon scant scrutiny, but at length he
was forced to give voice to his en?
"That Is the beet young hitter I
havr? seen in a great many years." he
Bob Marshall was hat'.ir.g. The re?
cruit showed a line impart.al.ty in at?
tending to everything served. He
swmg a* ? kr,ee high ball and
? eld fence. Another,
ct're in rio.e. was ?en: ?pinni ,:
and a bail acroi
r?- mt "
The good ?bowing of Marshall
plicate? tbe catching situation of tue
NOW York club. In addition to Smith, ,
Jobnaon and Marshall, who are al- ,
ready here, there are Meyers, McLean
and Wendell to be considered. Meyer? ?
and McLean are regalara, of course, ;
and Pmi'h may be said 'o have made
th? team last year. If there is to be
a fourth catcher on the team it is al ;
most certain te be Murshall. and. o'"
courae. it il possible that he mich
beat cut Smith or McLean. li
Johnson i? r.ot likels to be retained,
but ha il sure to find a good ber:h in |
th* minors, which probably will suit]
hnn better than bench warming at the i
Eddie Holloway. 'he little second j
baseman from the Three I League, wa? ?
tu* on the shelf to-day by a strained ?
ligament in his thigh. He kept a:
practice yesterday in spi'.e of the in?
jury, but it finally became too painful
for him to keep it scere! nny longer,
and he wa? told to take a rest. Th.*
? quad now lack? an infielder, and Kir
rr.ayer, a pitcher, was drafted for aee
enej ba?e du*y to-day.
If the warm weathrt continuel the)
ltcruit? will probably ,? to real]
baseball on Saturday and play a five-:
Homer Gla??. 'he Indian pitcher, and I
Marshall ha\e both served on the ships
of Uncle f-*Bm. Dow:, here tncy are
iariown as the marine battery.
In swapping stories jreaterdsy of
leaguer?, big and small, a recruit from
the Three I related the following yarn
about Sheldon Lejeune, the champ'on
long distance thrower, who .
leason *"rom Sim. '':tlsburgh:
"Le.ieune and hi? teammate? wer?*
rusily engaged at dinner in an unpre?
tentious hostlery in Omnhn. when a
waitress who bruilced by in a great
hurry tripped over Lejeui e'l cha r,
! ouritig a plateful of ho-, soup ilosv.'i
? i.ce- The player ??< scalde
badly that it was ner-e??arv to take him
to a hospital, and there he lay for a
week. Freh day the contrite waitress
vent to find out how he was progr- ?
? ing. and on the day he left the
i ?.I they were married."
"And. ?vould you believe it." the nar
lator added; "seven mer: were scalded
with ?oup and one with > I.
?ery same restaurant the ni
The ?qu?d of Giant? here includei a
i umbei of men from the Three I
League, ?ml none ia ei about
l lar? ' | ,is b.-en
n to lead tl ? ox "There
wa? no tr?ele t. .c rough -en Rowland
te work." aaid Marshall "Good hitt? . -
*Yo wenl up sgainst hi? pitcher? al
way? had to dodge to keep from being
It may be borrowing trouble hut one
cannot help pondering a? to what will
ksppen whei sends hi? Holke
Huenke K i Ritter combination
!?> play a ?penal came on March
17 in hn: ..i of St. Pa! |
Mfk'e 1 lanagan i? ?o flairrantlv Iri?h
mat he nay prove sufficient leaven for
\? a matter of fact, the ?ituation I?
h than a t ? xpt cted. foi upon ia?
eairy ->e I? ? ? ,.yr,TV John?
son a ,-.,.,' _mona
hyphenated, a? h<- comes fron p
?ylvania D ?
The diamond oi . now
ii. such ? remarked dition
UiHt he plani to leave it *1at within a
?lay or t?o and let it olnft for Itaelf
Shoot at Hole
? ?mhrMt?- Mua?. F?-l. M-lhall?r
??M pila-liar? ?ara ?iilajrrlrd to m I eat,
for ?trrutH. > to (lea I?? l>r Setlnn, the
??atavtall ?????la \ aSarUaalop alt feet
hiajh ami nrarl.t a? wide n?a trerled.
Willi an epenlne rorr'tpondln? ?n II.e
limit? within ?ahlrh ?wlleil ?trika-a
won M pn?t after iriiaain? the plate
The piteher? delltereil I lie l?all? ?I
fhe haale. anal vera Jildfil on their
aurrraara anil failure? In lixatlna Ma
l,r Ottttam aajalrl he ?aoailil ???nlinne |o
n?ae the nea alune for ???ma lime.
GIANTS OFF FOR
THE SUNNY SOUTH
McGraw Himself Pulls the
lever Which Starts His
Team for Martin.
John ; MeGrsw, manager o' the New
York Giants, started his team in quest
' another pennsnt yesterdsy after?
noon. Sealed in the cab of the elec?
trical engine of the Westerner, one of
the fas* trains of the New York Cen?
tra! lines. McGraw turned the lerer
?applying the power, and the train slid
out of the Grand Central Station carry?
ing a detachment of players on the long
.'aunt to the training camp at Marlin
The men wAl arrive in Marlin on
Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock. If Rood
wishes count fir anything the Giants
" ill ?fin the pennant beyond all ques?
tion, for some four hundred fans were
a ace the iquad ?'if and to
wlah the men good luck. Some fans
were doubtful, Air just thirteen men
'????re in the detachment which started
Prominent In (he band wai Rube
Marquard, who returnc?l to the fold on
Wednesday. The angular southpaw
browsed around in the background.and
was not the most willing talker in th ?
world. He did admit that he was piad
to be hm r. with 'r.e team, and said that
be had made a mistake in talking busi?
ness v. :th the Feds. However. Rtihe
? il to won. i..? barde t for the
i and it may Ik said in passing
that hi ! of unpopularity will
come to ?m abrupt ending if he can
only win a few cames in a ro v.
i nristy Mathewson, Larry .McLean,
.Am Thorpe, Sandy Piei and Arthur
Devlin were k-.own to the fan?, and
they cams in for their share of good
The fame of Jim Thorpe still lives,
it would seem, for he wa< th" centre
of attraction. Devlin took the trin.
hoping hone that he may
? into some sort o"
iub, if not as a player, then a? one of
the conches. George Burns, the out
f.elder. will join the party a' Utica,
Another player ro rr.uk?-> the trip was
Rube ( halmor?, onetime star of the
Phillies, who has heen out of the Ram"
nui sing a sore arm. If Chalmers can
go | al M > he may wear ?',
i this summer.
Prominent among the recruits ???
Lou i i Wendell, a hoy from The Bronx.
Wendell is a cat.-her and a good one.
He is i ' of bat ter, si ?I while
he may be tin veil back it is more than
McGi i' will keep a watch?
ful eye on him. Other recruits to
make the trip were Begtty ?nd '
MACK PICKS DAVIS
TO LEAD ATHLETICS
Ira Thomas, Captain of Last
Year's Tram, Will Coach
Philadelph a, Feb. 25. Hat rj Davis
will be captain '?:' the Philadelphia
Athletics the coming season, according
''? im announcement made to-day bv
i orme Mack Ira Thomas, who was
captain of the team laat season, will
ha\e romplit? charge of the pitcher?.
Davit was captain of the Athletics
for several years before he !..
marager of the Cleveland Americana In
1912, Por the last *\?o years he ha?
been coaching the Athletic pli
Syracuse 3tars Bring $1,000.
Syraeuee, Fob 26. The franch.se o1"
the Syracuse Mars ?hi sold for $1,000
at a public ?-ale tins afternoon to Frank
T M Her, a lawyer, who said he w*?
acting for ? group -A Syracuse hu?
men, who intended to form a stork
empany and ??pe?ate the club undei
e Mate League franchise
Baseball War Means Ruin
for Minor League Clubs
Mike Sexton Say? Time Has
Come for O. B. to
, 11, T? tertph te ?*?? Tr.? ?i? ,
Hot Spring?, Ar? . Feh M, In d??
tusaing the ba?ebal' situation while
paaalng through h?re on the wav to
hi? home in Kork Island, 111., from
little Rock, where he attended the
I it ni. iti.. kiak
ATLANTA. M ira. Mat.
2 for* i
__SSSSt WU*g_m_m m t?. u?. ?*??.
Rnwltoa Aller Billiard * rmml
T?h!t klfra Hm>?1.?
fcuppll*-. Mars llro?
funeral of Judge Kavanauch. late
re?ider.t of the Southcn, League,
'ike Sexton, president of the National
.* ?srnat ion of Minor l.eajrui -. to-daj
sounded the first real note 'or prae-e
that ha? come "iom organized base
ball ?mre the Federals began to wage
war agauif-t them
According to Mr. Sexton, the policy
of waiting for the independent-. *.o fall
of their own weight ba? outlived it?
vefulnel? after being pursued for
nearly two years, and the time ha?
coma ?hen the head? of organized
baseball should step out and make
terms of peace with the Fed? ard put
an end to the rumou? warfare that 1?
crippling the game.
A? president of all the minor
league? Mr Boston is In close touch
with the condition? that prevail among
the little fellow? throughout the coun?
try, s'fd he practicallv admitted that
the mifior leagSOa, which ha\e hern
the real heavy sufferers in the ba?e
ball war, are tired of playing the part
of the buffer and want peace, and ?ant
He did not intimate that there wa?
in hi? mind any idea that the mmm
league? would revolt, but he made it
clear that something ought to be done
"This baseball war with the Federal
League I? killing the game and doing
terrible damage to the minor le ?cue
club? throughout the country," de?
clared Mr. Sexton "There i? no
longer any uie of believing that the
Federals are going to ?ink of thurown
weight, a? ha? ?o frequently been ?aid
of them They seem wtlling to ?pend
their money, and they have not shown
any Indications, so far as I can see,
that they are going to quit
"I think It i? time that organised
baseball considered peace with the
Feds They have ?rot to get toirether.
7 hi? war Is ruining the minor
> nu i ?> ?i? t.
Why Some Men Prefer to Sit on the Back Porch . . . ** BRIGGS
The Golfer's Requiem.
I By our own R. L. Stevenson.?
','nder the wide and starry sky
? i 'i tue grave and let ???*** fis,
(?ladlu I'ce lived and gladly die,
horn the world of strife,
ese be the lines yon aro re far me,
"Here he lien where he /rant* to be?
Were he lies by the Nineteenth Tee
Where he's lied all through his life."
Vis see where the state legislature of Texas has passed a racing bill
reviving that sport in the Lone Star commonwealth.
The racing game is beginning to edge back in other dire, lions, which
shows at what queer angles the pendulum of sport ofte;. swing?. Some
years ago racing was popular and boxing ivas heavily under (be general
ban. In Tenne, see. for example, no one ever thought that racing would
ever be chased out or that boxing would ever be revived. Yet the state
legislature attached the can to" the so-called Sport of King- and shortly
afterward legalized boxing matches.
Public opinion often rolls up in waves and then recedes in equal bulk.
It is hard to say just what the esteemed public wants, for the esteemed
public too often doesn't know itself.
Deat sir: I see in your column where Mr. Sewell Ford arui Mi. George
Ade have organized the Open Ears Co., Ltd.. for golfers who desire a Will?
ing Listener. Where can 1 obtain the services of one of their Gentlemanly
Representatives, at once'.' It is most important. Last Monday I went out
and?well, I won't take up your space relating what happened, but I
must have a Willing Listener immediately, regardless of the cost. My
wife has threatened to leave me if I mention what happened again, my
friends are avoiding me and the office is in open revolt. I have no one
left to discuss that wonderful round with, and yet I can't possibly keep
it in my system. So you see what a fix I am in. I simply must have a
Willing Listener who is willing to work eight hours a day. furnishing
both ears. Please wire the Companv at once for further particulars.
S. L. H.
You have probably seen where Harvard just finished cleaning up
Yale at hockey, Writ' other game? do thev play over at New Haven?
HARVARD, '16 (Cambridge. Mass.).
Hick Rudolph, one of the star slabmen of the Boston Braves, has a
bit of good ?lows for the other seven clubs in the National League. "In
place of slipping,'* says I'ick. "I figure we will be about 26 per rent better
than ere were at any time last season. We have not only added a great
hitter in Sherry Magee, bul in Strand we have another fine pitcher corn?
ing on to reinforce the pitching staff. Outside of thai we should worry
quite a lot."
One for Cuba.
.lohn J. McGraw has picked the sun-kissed realm of Cuba a.- the
future winter home of -port. "The time is coming." he lays, "when Cuba
will be winter headquarters tor baseball, polf. racing, prizefighting, ten?
nis and all the games there are. And this time is**j't far away, for Cuba
IS already proving that for those who like sport the1 e aie sufficient attrac?
tions to appeal to all comers."
Now if ( uba can only show a number of people how to lacape fiom "?S in
tn League baseball (iope, with all court proceedings eliminated, the sportive
future of the Anttllcan citadel i? more than assured. I: will he a !;'.'
I* i- suss) enough to be pleasant
While coining a word like "merg";
But the bloke worth while it the ove who can in
When tackling Von Hindcvberg.
There may not be room for four big leagues, but the proposition of
merging the Feds with the Internationals in the Last and with the Amer?
ican Association in the West is at least worth a tumble. At the rate
many cities are now going it is only a matter of brief time anyway be?
fore there will be sufficient fan material to arrange for two extra major
league circuits. And even if it doesn't pan out- well, the general situa?
tion couldn't be much further south than it is to-day. where headquarters
are being established a number of dusty lea-rues below Cape Horn.
I he gentleniatnli debater who rain ne?rr BOO the ?ilher elite of an argument I?
generttlli planted M the ?runs side himself.
Some t.hiln*(i|iher rn urdeel >t neatl.? when lie ?aid *'lhat mn?l ?pill? r?sult?e!
from pulling al the hnr?e Ju?' a? he was taking the hurdle
Christy Mathcw ,on must have bumped into the Fountain of Eternal
Youth on one of bis Florida jaunts. The gag about "feeling younger
than e\er" is old stuff, but Mathewson is one of the few who can also
look it. He is now starting his fifteenth season in the game and veering
upon .'!"> years of age. but no one could make an outsider believe he \ra?
o\er LM. He is undoubtedlv the youngest looking middle-aged entry that
we know of. Or is 3;> middle-aged? If not he is at least the youngest'
looking 30-year-older either iimide or outside the harnes. of play.
We recall that October elHy in lilt when a number of experts stated
that Big Six had about rounded out his career as a star. Yet here it is
1916 and McGraw is banking more upon the veteran than any other mem?
ber of his cast. And he is willing to record a small wager that Matty will
put away more victories than any other pitcher on his squad.
We are not overly particular at what we look, but our ban idea of
worse than nothing to gaze on is Jack Johnson meeting Sam MeVey or
Battling Jim. In the second place, it is entirely too hard on the eyes
when the lights get dim.
Over in Europe they are looking for "cannon fodder." Over here
the hunt seems to be after "fan fodder." with the supply running a bit
too low for the health of a number of ambitious leagues who desire toi
keep the turnstiles set up.
FED. TEAM WILL
PLAY AT HARRISON
Powers Engages Stovall
Get an Injunction.
P. T. Powers and Harry F. Sindi I
announced yesterday they had pur?
chased the property known as the Hat
i .son site, near Newark, and that the
former Kansas City Baseball Club of
the Federal League would play then
the coming season.
In the announcement it is stated thn!
the site measures .>50 by ?'CO, comprise ;
M(? house lots and was held by thirty
three different persons, who had to ge:
together to put through the transa.
The Harrison Town Council, it is fin
. th?r stated, passed a resoluAon on
' Wednesday night vacating for the ball
naik ?wo streets through the property.
The o?'i"r. thereupon went ahead with
?heir plans. An architect is already
figuring on a grandstand to seat 20,000
people, to be readv for the middle of
The investment is a permanent one.
iPoweis ami his allies having bought
the propeity outright with a view of
remaining there and not, as has been
hinted, renting tne location for a tem?
George Stovall will manage the team
and he has issued a call lor his men
to teport for practice on March 8 at
Word has also been received that
Herman Sehaefer, better kno?vn a.?
"<aei many." ".as signed for two years
? n Wednesday by President CAlmore of
i the Federa! League as coach for the
Newark team. Ho will leave Chicago
? to-day for Hot Springs, preparatory to
joining the team at Marshall next
Chicago. Feb. 28. An injunction Is?
' sued by the Circuit Court late to-day
| will halt temporarily the tranrfer of
? the Kansas City Federal League fran
I chiae to P. T. Powers, of New York,
which was expected to be effected at
the meeting of the league in Buffalo to?
The injunction was issued after 'he
Kansas City club had Sled a suit to
sin the Federal League of Pro
,.' Bs shall Club?, from trans
ferring the franchise to another party.
The v?.rit of injunction was served on
.lame?: ?\. Gilmnre, president of the
Federals, to-night just as he rn
boarding a train for 'he RutTalo meet?
AUSTIN QUITS THE FEDS
Former Yankee Decides to
Play Again with Browns.
St. Louis. Feb. 25. -Jame? Austin,
third baseman, who signed a three
\car eoiitract ?ith the Pittsburgh Fed?
eral League a few months ago. to-day
announced that be would play with the
St Louis Browns again this season.
Austin said to-day that be was under
contract with his old team when he
signed with the Pittsburgh Federal?
ind that the latter club had no legal
claim tu h.? ?er n'es. This statement
i? nt variance with the report circu?
l?t?^ when Austin signed with Pitts
V that time it was understood,
he was a free agent. Austin wa? once
a Ah the Yankee?.
Five Straight for
Th? Manhattan College freshman
ba-ketball team scored its fifth straight
victory in defeating the All Hallows
School at the De La Salle curt yester- !
dav by a score of 37 to .TV
Not more than twe point? separated|
the fives throughout the game Man?
hattan won ?hrn Retaliato shot hi?
sixth tie'd goal m the last minute of
pla\. He mad? 22 poirt? for his team,
while O'Brien and Tydr:ydge, for ?V.I
Hallows, netted a combined effort of 271
M VII \ ' ' al.I. H x;.a
i i? Kie P ri, rig r
' an rf ? ! e tr Knar, If_f AH?
''"?"??-v ;f ? A SITj?! Ige rt ? im
Retaliate, c ? 1? '.: H.< ?? let
Kel rte rf.... * t 4 LittMfl if * 1 ?
!' Ma-iln If 2 ? 4 K M?rtir. !? A I
llom|.:' \g I ? 2
rases a Uli S" Tn'a't ... ?; - -
TW?.:,.. \? a a. ,,,-, 0f I ? ..
rat?, Tin ii
WeSt Side Bowlers Win.
The West Side fire made a clean ?
?weep o'er the Caledonian bowlers at,
the West Side alleys last Tuesdav
\vv.*t~ nt>| ? , .-?.I.?**?V>? i?v , !.? r
* * 1 3 .1 I
n?r?a tmt i<o ???watt .... ttg in ]fa
Hin?'an IT- TtS 1%, Wlnlon .1? 144 IIS
i^av? i:i ?:? (??smith ifl m m i
ilaai'lniar IIa. ITS 111 Taylor . IU H n? '
**'\...en 1? ITS im Melaran
Teia t IK III ,U> Tetalt . n t,n ;n
A TgUE 0lAR**f or ?**. Buf>
werJT To SUNDAY
?CHOOL A'4D CHURCH W.TH I
JUT THIS -voRinIiniG. AND
I PUT A 'DOLLAR IN THE.
PLAT-. MA OAUf-l ME A
3b/^T';R. FOB TVII3 ne?Oi<r
?EED. APTEP. PiHNER vsjF
."HED ~Mi^ BtJ*** aCaOUTS.
Ta-'?Y VAIA? PL.AV?D "wM-'GIjLI^
.-,.<? Ti-ie OOftoeiR at WAiP
PAST FOUR V/V& lAJtSrA't TO
THe PARISH HOU5ir. vVHERt
The 5I?NAL corps drill.
MR. ueev inuit&? out LieoT
Dr^^Ki? AMD VAJE SHOWED
OKP A UTTL6. M6 WAS
pLPASifD v/jtTH OUR TRainIMQ
AND HE ALSO GAVE; US A
LIT TLC TALK. AT i)U?K
AFTER OOMINC* H?NStr ?JUTo
dog had a chas ai-'ter
LA CAT SO sa^tl GOT THE.
L AN TtRN AND TRiED To
T-lisD (T Bu - MO cuccess.
FALLS IN BATTLE
Secretary of Olympic Games
Committee Dies at the
Berlin vie London), Feb. 25. Cap?
tain Kurd I'oe.Aer, goneral secretary ol
the German eoramittee on 01ympi<
games, was killed in a recent battle ir
th< alazurian i.ake ?listriet, ('aptair
Roesler visited the United States with
the German Olympic; committee in 1913
and afterward retired from the aimj
in order to d?voie hi? entire time tc
preparations for the Olympic garnet
i hieh were to have been held in Berlin
At the outbreak of the war. however
he re-entered the army, and is said to
have served with conspicuous gallantry
first in the we.-tern /.one of hostilities
and then in the eastern.
INMAN SMASHES RECORD
Makes Highest Run at English
Billiards Ever Scored Here.
Melbourne laman, the champion of
Aie world at English billiards, scored
the highest run at that style of bill?
iards ever mad* in this country la>",
night, in his handicap match with John
Montgomery at Jack Doyle'l Billiard
Academy. In bis firsl inning he made
a total fif '277 point I.
The Englishman SUM inmlc the high?
est average ever registered ?t the game
in America, running nut his necessary
750 points in ten innings, for an aver?
InniHii really made a run of IJOi), for
he hegan last night at '?'.I points, where
he left ol? on Wednesday night. Karly
in the run the champion lost the white
ball, but this did not worry him, and
he proceeded to cliek'otT 241 points o\f
the red, his position playing being
nearly perfect. Montgomery could
on!v make a total of SI points for the
night. The total for the three nights'
play ?Si Annan. 2,251 points Mont?
gomery 149 points. The mutch \?:ll
end to-i I '
CANADIANS FOLLOW SUIT
Not to Challenge for the Davis
Cup This Year.
Toronto. Feb. 26. At the annual
meeting of the ' anadian Lawn Tennis
Association, held here to-day. it was de?
cided Amt on account of the war and
the absence of sevcrel prominent pla?
? rs there would be no challenge for the
i>?' i a i up this year.
The date for the ?'anadian cham
pionship fixtures were left for future
MRS. B. WALLACH WINS
Beats Mrs. Wood in Lawn
Tennis at Palm Beach.
n 1? ?-?rirn la Tii? Tribun? )
Palm Heach. Fla.. Feb. 25. Siine good
lawn tenais was sei-n in the semi-final
lound of the women's ?ingle* liere to
I? Mr I Harger Wallach, of New
poit. defeated sirs Rawson Wood, of
ork. in straight lots at 6 I? I I.
Mr.. Wallach will now meet Mis?
v Snyder, of Pittsburgh, for the
title, as the former defeated Miss
Aenagre, i,( Nashville, at fl 4. 6 1.
Two Air?-?. Ml matches were seen in
th? fir-t round of the women's doubles,
a* the following summary show?:
".in-.- ? .. -??! rmami U?? \\?i??-h Mt4
M "? - vi., ,l.-,4a^l Ml,, Mr.?. ?,?,,,..,- Int.,
' T. f. a 1 Mia? ?alta-aiBtaUiU H-l ,ll??lm Uaa.l?
' a M a ??? -1 a 1 Mil Kan Iha.ll?.
* * I ?A **!*****] M t U A S a?, ?. \| ,,
I?..r?yi.> i a-.|?, Batea '. m? .
?ronri Baatl... tii.l Mitt farai??.. ,|^fr4i?1 \|i?
Al : a S? I, ?i ?1 Mt .1 a Phlppt Vevin..i-t 1 g
* I A I Mi- ? MM** art rttthtrm, ?? I M?,.
a . ? Sam Vor? M I -
? I Mitt M t MtUtOfj.
.Vf?r Urlctiu. *~i. a?t. l*?P
KEEPING IT UP
Set Another Record in
Rifle Shooting Tourney
at Sportsman's Show.
Ihr Morris High School rife, team
carried off '.he lion's share of the
urizes in the Public Schools Athletic
League tournament at the Sportsman
Show in the Grand Central Palace yes?
terday. In the four-man Du Pont
team competition, The Bronx marks?
men con.piled a total of 2*56. which
siiattered the old mark of 253 which
it established jointly with Curtis
High School, of Steten Island, last
year. The new Morris record was the
seventh that the boys hove set in the
las* three day?.
The members of the team and their
? scores were Roland l.cppert, 67; John
Condon, o4: Ralph Starks, C7. and Jo?
seph I.evine. 68. The Morris second
team was second, w'ith a total of 244.
Frank Arnold, of that team, returned
a card of 80, the best shot of the com?
petition. Curtis was third, with _e'0, ?
*vhilet the other school scores were
He Witt Clinton, 249; Erasmus Hall,
243; Pol?/ Prep., 241; Bryant. 238;
Commercial, 233; Jamaica, 2:12; Bav
Ridge, 229; Lhvight, 224, and Trinity,
Exceptionally high scores were re?
turned in the nine individual competi?
tion?. Larry Condon, a thirteen-year
old marksman, in the match for the
Remington trophy, returned a perfect
card of 100. Victor Daly. Robert
Spear, Roland Reppert and Joseph
Levme, all of Morris, also did some
line snooting during the afternoon.
Mrs. L. G. Vogel, of Detroit, holder
of the American championship, went
I into the lead for the women's rifle'
championship, when she made a score'
\ of 41 out of a possible 60. Miss Boles
; is second, with a card of 40. In the
I amateur competition, William H. Yule,!
, of the New York Athletic Club, led
with a score of 45 out of 60. The
high professional gun for the after-?
; noon was H. H. Stevens, of New Jer- ?
soy, who had 46.
Huggins Signs Long Contract.
St. Louis. Feb. 18.? Miller Muggins,
manager of the St. Louis National
baseball team, signed a three-year con- ?
tract to continue in that position here !
SAYS BIG BOUT
GOES TO HAVANA
Cables Former TnnnerHe
Will Box Willard in
IMPOSSIBLE TO REACH
JUAREZ BY MARCH 6
Curley Denies Change of Venae
? Tom Jones Not to Break
Toror.ro. Feh. 21 Tom Fisnns|aii,
Jack John*. . the nefrr,
it, for the fight '.vi*h .lames Jef.
ll Reno in 1311. ar.nouneed ?>.
day that he had received a cabie ma*.
?age from Johnson. *it Havana, it
which he ?aid he had called off the
bout with Jess Willard. schedulsd far
March ?' at Junrer, and that ;t weo|4
take place in Havana.
Flannagan gave ou* the text of the
table message he had received frag
John?on. at Havana, as follow?:
"Will ftght Willard here. Fight ?fl
draw as much a? JetTr e?-Joh* soi ftglt
Th're |a not a chance for me to go a
El Pa?o. Tes., Feb. 2?. Jach Curley,
rrornoter of the Jo' ? 01 Willard bnt,
departure 10-dav for Ha?
vana was told that Tom Flsnnseai,
Jock Johnson'* former tramer, h2
given out a telegram in whieh Johstti
was reported as ?aying that the kf_t
would be held in Cuba.
"I don't believe Johnson ever a_d
that," declared Curley. "I am goingt*
Havana to see what's the matter, that's '
all. There is ab?o!utely nothing __.
nit? yet It is true, it has been sat
gested holding the bout in Hints,
hut nothing has been settled si far u
I am concerned."
Tr-m Jones, Jess Wil'ard's msntfti,
"I am not going to break camp w
leave El Pa?o until ?he affair Is te%?
tied. ,Iohn?on will have to ftght Wl".
lard in Juare7 or not at all."
Willard will do no traning fortes
day?, it was announced, after which ht
will do only the lightest sort of wo?i
He apparently has heeom? acclimat?e
end has worked off hla excess (leih.
Havana. Feb. 25 Jack Johnson pit
up a forfeit with the Havana Stadien
management here to-night to ftght Wll
lard here the last week la March.
Havana. Feb. 25. It Is stated hen
that there Is a strong probability that
a bout for the world's heavywtlfht
pugilistic championship hetween Jruk
Johnson and Je?s Willard will be ar
?aneeil to tike plsce in Havana early
in April. Johnson, having made all pei
sible efforts to reach Juares in tin?
for the proposed contest there Mirth
8, nas fully decided to remain In Hs?
vana. He expressed confidence to-day
?hat Willard would consent te com*
Johnson appeared last night in sn
exhibition bout wit!- hi? iparrinr psrt
ner. and an enormous crowd of sp??
tators witnessed the match. In a pre?
liminary bout John Lester Johnson. 0'
New York, defeated Dave Mill, ef Sgst
SHOEMAKER BEATS GRAY
Another Pool Ohampion8 corei
Easy Victory?Reynolds Wim
Joseph Shoemaker, the chtrapio?,
easily defeated Edward F. Gray in th?
afternoon game of the national snu
t?>ur pocket billiard tournament at th?
Amateur Billiard Club of N'nw York
yesterday. The score fT**g ?"*? to ?I
The champion took the lead at the start
and. executing many spectacular loaf
shots and combination.', ended the col
tt'^t after twelve frame*.
In the evening game KM ward F. Rey?
nold* won an interesting game frea
I. G. Donnelly by n score of 125 to K
Reynold* paasod his rival in the ninth
frame, when he made a high run of ?J
Two Fast Bouts at
the Long Acre Club
Two ten-round bouts were on the pro?
gramme at the Long Acre Athletic 111*
last night, and although the fin* did
not ?ee a knockout in the course of th?
evening there was plenty of action.
Teddy Jacobs and Teddy Miller for?
got all about their common heritage is
the matter of given names and sail*'?1
into each other reckle*s!y Jacob?
landed offener and harder on his oppo
neu' Hiid wa* entitled to the decision
Eddie O'Keefe then took on Eden
Andrews and gained a slight lead or
pointa, using a clever left-hand Jab 1?
Andrews'? head. Roth boys wer? mix
mi: it furiously when the bell stopped
Now the Dundee-Cross
Bout Is Called Off
Leach Undergoes Operation
for Abscess in Nose and
the Garden Will Be
There will be no boxing bout at I
Madison Square Garden to-night.
Leach Ira., the fighting dentist, who
whs to hare met Johnny Ilundec, un
derwent an operation for an abscess in
his nose, which necessitated the can?
cellation of the matrh. Dundee was
-uh*tituted for Ad ffolgMt when th
ia'ter broke his arm on Tuo?dav after-'
noon. Jimmy Johnston, matchmaker
of the club, tried to get a good man for
Dundee to meet, but his efforts were
unavailing. Rather than put on a bout
that would '"* one-sided, he decided
to declare the entire affair off.
Cross, it would seem, rated Dundee
as a more formidable man than Wul?
..-a-' Leach declared that ho would
liav? been willing te> tight the Cadillac
boy. but he dd'lined the i??ue with
Dundee, who in a ?'reak with his left I
hand and a punishing tighter. <"ro?* '
Maid stop the hooka all right, but a
left* jab has always caused him trouble.
Jim Buckley objects to the report
ihat Jack Curley did not wire and write
to Him, offering term? for a match with
Je?s Willard on March 6 in Juarez.
Buckley showed the letters and tile
cram.- to the sporting editor of The
Tribune last night. Curley did make a
tentative offer to Ruckley. which the
latter accepted immediately. .Iini
waiting only to receive tickets for
Juar-*:-. and he will make the trip.
Tom Kennedy, the local white heavy?
weight, has received an offer to m.-e*
? arl Morns, of Sapulpa, in an eight
round bout in Jopli*I, M?. Tom ha?
b*en working- out for thi? last few days,
and declares that he is about ready to
f.i> his luck as a real live "comeback."
Frankie Callahan's manager writes
Iron: St. Louis contradicting the report
that Sammy Robideau earned a dra*
with bis man in their recent bou*. The
belated ?tatem?>nt is accompanied b?
clippings from St. I,nuis papers which
state thist Callaban was by all mr?'
the better man.
Johnny Hurt and Young Libbr will
m?*ct in the main bout of ten round*
at the Now Polo A. C. to-night. **'?'??
Johnrjy Dobnn and Harry I.*m?y *'?"
??? at the Vandei'bilt A. C.
What are you doing
about your game while all
the fellows down South
are getting into trim?
***]**% teachers in
3 % the United
%.,.<$ States of the
golf are at
to free you
you to tind
the dwper satisfaction in
Sixth Gallery, New Building
Broadway at Ninth
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