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FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPION JOHNNIE KILBANE WRITES
CHAMPION KILBANE TELLS OF
HIS MOST INTERESTING LJFE
Popular Featherweight Champion of the World Enters
Enthusiastically Upon Review of His Career for Even
ing Ledger Readers His Opinion of Last
Night's Fight With "Willie" Houck.
HOW LAST NIOHT'S
OLYMPIA EIGHTS HESTTLTED
Mafn bout "Johnnie" Kllba.no,
world' champion featherweight, de
feated "Wllllo" Ilouck, of Mount Airy.
Kilbane fought the last threo rounds
t -a eood clip. Houck' s work was
Bmlwtnd-up "Joe" Hirst defeated
"Joe" Heffernan. Hoffernan might
have Improved his chances of winning
If he had uncovered.
Third bout-'Jlminy" Coster, with
(weight, reach and height In hln favor,
beat the game "Danny' Murphy. Cos
ter's work was like that of a veteran.
Second bout John Nelson won rather
handily from "Wllllo" Moody.
First bout "Charley" Lewis boat
Johnny" Mack so bndly the lattor's
nedond lad to throw In the sponge In
the fifth round.
Ileferee Frank CBrton.
By "JOHNTTT" KH.BANB
World's Featherweight Champion.
'mill" Houck deserves muoh praise for
the manner In whloh he fought last night
at the Olympia A. A. In the main bout
wrtth me. "Willie" wan shaded, of that
there was llttlo doubt, though he proved
to be a touch customer. The local boy
proved to be a tip-top sportsman, as ho
did not nuke any unduo effort to open the
out over my eye. I rrMved a gash over
my left ayo In tbo Mandot fight at Akron,
Ot, the other night, and i feared this
wound would be oponcd again, and It
worried me. I knew that It would moan
oq additional two weeka of Idleness If It
(Was opened, and I am thankful to say It
iras not touched. Houck put up a rat
tling good mill. I think, and I must con
gratulate him for being most sportsman
like. Hod ho opened the cut over my oyo
be would have given me much concern.
For the drat three rounds "Willie" made
It moat Interesting for me, and while he
did, not hurt me to any great, extent he
howed that ho was olever and had tho
punch. In the third round I started to
wrrk. Houck Li not the finished boxer
that he" should be. An he Is now, how
aver, ho can make It pretty lively for
most anybody. Houck had a pooullar
tyle of long right-handed fighting which'
was a bit puKllng. though he "tele
phoned" oil of the blows of that variety
Instead of using tho mrre effective short
punches. I was ofton Inside his punohca.
end. while some of the spectators thought.
ho had landed flush, his blows wont'
around my neck and head. I do not re
call Tiavlng been hit but twice, and bo
itvi m those Bunches stung. Houck, I
must repeat, Is a perfectly fair fighter
ond did not take undue advantage.
I was born In Cleveland, O. 1 bollevo
that la the way to start tho fight record
April 13, IS, of Irish-American parents.
Llko all kinds I went to school and man
aged to get a good foundation of knowl
edge. Later I became Interested In ath
letics, and while I -was pretty shifty I
did not dream of beoomlng a world's
How did I start fighting? Well, It was
tills way. When "Jimmy" Dunn, then
In his prime and Incidentally I might
mention here that "Jimmy" afterward be
came my manager needed a companion
to train I was shipped over by a Cleve-.
land friend of mine to Vermillion. O., Just
SO raltes from Cleveland, and there first
met Dunn, who was training for a re
turn battle with "Phil" Brock That was
In 1SOT June, I think. I knew practically
nothing about the fight game, but proved
to be very apt under "Jimmy's" tutelage.
5 woa then known by the boya oa "ICIUy"
Xllbane, "Jimmy" iru in fine condition
when the night of the return Brock fight
was to have occurred, but the latter was
unable to go on because of a broken
band. No. I did nbt go on In Brock's
place, for I was a mere stripling then.
The fight was off, and X persuaded Dunn
to oaoompony me to Cleveland, where I
Introduced him tojmy La Salle Athletic
Club friends. "Jimmy" became a great
favorite and. we grew rap like brothers! X
TWO FIGHT CLUBS
HAVE BOUTS TONIGHT
tTatrmorant Club Hero and Pnlacs at
STorrlBtown Announce Cords.
jH&caffijr "JacV Wynn baa ft nice card
Cor nla regular entertainment tonight at
the JTairmount jLrhletto Crab, A double
Triad-op will be the main attraction,
abowtng tn one port "Eddla" Bratton, of
Sfanayunk, and "Johnny" Barns, of Ken
Bagton. and 'Terms" Kstahell, the Man-'-erunk
battiar, against "Charlie" Jones,
erf the Uth Ward, In the other set-to.
tfha preliminary program looks good
from any angU. In the opening bent
Sinr Crlatle, of the Uth Ward, will
meet "Sid" Boots, ot Monayunk. The
Wat number win how "Jack" Moflorley,
f Denver, and "Lew" Bail, of Kensing
ton, while the other bout will be between
"Charlie" Smith, of the 10th Ward, and
TSddlV Clark, of the lsth Word.
The Palao JL O. at Ifonlstown wfll
ptage A ten-round wind-np tonight be
twn two ot the most promising light
" vrelght to tho Boat. They are"Dannyrt
Ferguson, of this city, and "Eddie" Mo
i&drews, of Uanirunk. Manager Bailey
has arranged the following preliminaries:
rtomlnlo Folerlna, ot Norriitown, ,va
Tommy Livingstone, of Philadelphia,
"KM" West v. "Touog Mickey" Galla
gher and "Bob- Wrlkht vav "Johnny
Collins Sefeata Baker
' liAXCAbfTBX, $., Dm. 16-Cbarlay Col.
Uu, at wiumbU, aa4 "JCnbekout" Burr
TKitr, t( WBnteton, wBtlx fltsn rounds
ot i)m Eajtiw AtUttlo Club with the honors
nigjt te ConloK. The flut wu a luiitor
ifs3b twtm Urt to notih. with the Itu
ttc UTOrwr tn omauu is Knry roosa
White Stops Murphy
0HA. Wls Dq. W-ChaM White
wend reuoa hers km Mgat. A. Ittt, Iwk to
sfc iVH a4 tk tt.
Kfee Btope Hght
twfeM tag jm
FOUBB Of I
Bseahsr Ptgfet Hgtmrney
itU tC My L 10-
MM .ljruj wail
dtwS a at
mmmj& 4$r jhw msmva
maC w ei
owe much to Dunn, for since that tlmo
he has piloted me over the' rocks and
We havo been returned n winner.
After several months work with Dunn
I got the fever and through his effort
I was matched with "Tom" Siangan
that was Dooembor 2, 1907, and I won In
three rounds. On December U I met and
defeated "Tommy" Burns, In Clove
land. I had not Impressed the friends
of mlno oven then. In my next start I
mot "Kid" Campbell and experienced my
first knockout. It wan on Christmas Day
that I sent tho "Kid" to dreamland, and
It was In tho sixth round that I disposed
of Campbell, and I was "somo tickled."
It was in January that I met "Tommy"
ICilbnno, and wo fought a draw nt Lorain,
O., In threo rounds. When wo were re
matched, on February 10, wo fought
another draw. "Jimmy" Dunn, who wns
now Interested enough to manage my
affairs, took mo down to New Cantle, Pa,,
whero ho had lived for a long time, and I
fought Herman Zahlnger and knocked
him out in tho ninth round. I had other
fights, but ono that I well romombcr was
tho IB-round affair with "Tommy" Kll
bano Novembor 25, 1303, when I won. It
wrs my first experlenco at the long dis
tance and I will never forget the sensa
tion. From this tlmo on I was matched
with tho best boys to bo had, and finally
enjoyed tho distinction of being tho cham
pion of thtm all. "Jaok" White, "Al"
Delmont, "Patsy" Brannlgan, "Tommy"
O'Toolc, of this city; "Joo" Itlvcrs,
"Patsy" mine, "Eddie" O'Kcefc, another
clover Phlladelphlnn, and "Abe" Attoll
were nomo of tho men I later met and
I do not cay It because I am swell
headed, but because It Is a fact, that thero
are no men in the country now who ara
able to worry me. I bollevo that I have
cleared tho horizon of featherweight
championship contendere, and that is why
I am beginning to battlo tho lightweights.
Thero Is no money In tho feathorw'olght
game now, and as I nm strong I bcllovo
that I can give somo of tho best 183
pound men nil thoy aro looking for. My
fight with "Joo" Mnndot, at Akron, 0
tho othor night Indicates that I can stand
up to advantage against tho best light
weights. The newopapers In that city and In
Cleveland were divided In their opinions
about that 12-round affair. Until tho ninth
round, when I was butted by Mandot and
suffered a bad cut, I had tho fight, bo that
all that was needed was a final spurt and
thd victory would unquestionably have
been mine. As It developed, I thought
my eye would come out. It hurt so, and
the member was closed bo far an sight
was concerned, as blood flowed across tho
pupil. I had to loso my opportunity of
malting & final spurt. I was much han
dicapped In the last throe rounds and
will not rest content until I can meet
Mandot again. I would bs delighted to
meet Mandot In thla city and hope It can
Prior to the Mandot fight I had not
fought etnee July 2. when I knocked out
Mars at Cincinnati.
My next Important fight will be with
tho winner of the "Frankle" Daly-"BUly"
Wagner set-to at Toledo, January 8.
I have met sevoral of the Philadelphia
experts and remember two fights with
"Tommy" O'Toole, two with "Eddie"
Moy and a Hko number with O'Keefo,
and one each with- "Kid" Thomas and
"Franklo" Daly hers.
My manager Is well known In thla city,
as he beat "Freddie" Welsh in thla city
in 1905. "Jimmy" and I are both mar
ried and until a week ago It has beon
my pleasure to answer tho quory ns to
how many children I had by saying twice
aa many as "Jimmy." Now it Is differ
ent, as the stork left "Jimmy" a bounc
ing girl last week, and the score Is even.
We both now boast of two fine little girls.
I am going over to New York today,
and "Jlramr' Dunn will go with mo.
Wo are going for tho trip alone, and will
not worry about fight matters. Then I am
going back to my wife and kiddles In
Cleveland, and "Jimmy" is coming back
to Philadelphia, where ho will remain a
week or so. "Jimmy" has a very prom
ising young heavyweight to Walter Lu
cas, and Is hoping to match the boy with
eome of the local fighters at his weight.
AT BINGHAM TONIGHT
Many China Will Be Represented and
Delegates representlnff the different
olub afflUated with tho Delaware River
Yacht Badng Association will attend the
rcgnlar monthly meeting tonlfht at the
Hotel BInham. It Is understood that the
making; up of tho schedules for the com
ing; season will be the Important topic
Since the break tn the ranks, tn which
four clubs formed tho Delaware Yachts
men Leag-ue. it was found that the racing
aohedute will have to be ehaneed espe
cially for the championship events.
Last year the glass cabin contest waa
run from the West End Yacht Club, of
Chester, to the Trenton Yacht Club, Tren
ton. As the Trenton Yacht Club Is now
a member of the league, the Anchor
Yacht Club, of Bristol, will make a bid
for the oontest. To make the race a
distance of to miles It would havo to bo
run from the Wilmington Yacht and
Motor Club to the AnchyV Yacht Club. It
Is the plan ot the Anchor Yacht dab to
bid for the event tn connection with Its
annual beach party.
low Modal Scores
PTNEHUUffr, N. a. IHo. IB. A two-cUsa
8wi Tin WW
nanaicap auiimM t& atttauoa of
wlootrs ) Robert Hunur, of W Bura,
who aoorad T4 nat. nla.vl(ur With . haniMiran
of 0, and Jobs It. Ooodall. of Ballwltvek who
dtdusttd IS streaee for a nt ot tS.
Jeannette Wins Vrota Tate
fuUd Bill Tut In
'sc. 10. Jo JeuwtU C-
a.iut JU-roun4 bout at
Uw Irrloj X. C. Uit nlxtat. Jtwiaett welihad
00 pocuvds and Tt 23.
Schaefer Outplays Catton
DErmorT. inch., Do. lo-Jaoolj SolutKtr
ploa Billiard Piajfrs Larn toaub htre lut
eft Cattoo, IS, 81.
Helm Wins From STaupome
Deo. 15. Bdwajd Hate, of
rat of etd Ptam fapon,
to oi, ia.aTS'wanr JB-
uuuara lean natefc.
Jockey Blghtmlra Dies
cHARvasyoit, s. a. ooa. u. Joskw v.
RkMaln, wba Was atfioka is to &Uxk
arthe 'ffiJ&'ISjS?. M4y, aM jnmImv
." j i i I.
HerHty Wins Flange
&Jir&$ & ftL1L Ot
tta esil 168001 t ttw M4ee sosav
Mm Wlua Britiak Title
. sa& UL. Josuuaf
I l.oaYiiala Mt. WW
rmiaii or omrnm.
etntatt seM at tfc XUOJfJ
inrrrtlnr flB la if
It is interesting to note that two world's champion fighters were in tho same ring on the same night at the Olympia Athletic Association Inst
night. "Johnnie" Kilbane, the titleholder among the featherweights, who met and defeated "Willie" Houck, and "Freddie" Welsh, the light
weight top-notcher, were the men to enjoy thfe distinction. In tho picture, reading from left to right, are "Freddie" Welsh, Jimmy Dunn,
manager of Kilbane; "Johnnie" Kilbane, Referee Frank "Pop" O'Brien, ''Willie1' Houck. The man in the white shirt on tho right is rWilHo''
Lucas, of Cleveland, considered by Manager Dunn a most promising heavyweight.
IN TWO BIG RACES
EAEY IN SPRING
Will Row Princeton and
Yale on May 15 and Har
vard at Ithaca on May 22.
ITHACA. N. Y Doc 15-The Cornell
varsity crow will toko part In two Im
portant rowing engagements before tho
PoughkeCpsio-rcgatta next spring. It woo
announced by tho Cornell Athletic As
sociation today. Tho schedule next spring
will be fully as heavy as that of a year
ago, but It la so arranged as to entail no
burden on the oarsmen.
The Cornell vnrslty crow will row tho
Princeton nnd Yale varsity crews on
Carnegie Lake at Princeton on May 15.
Loot year the Tigers and EUs rowed the
Ithacans on Cayuga Lake. The Cornell
and Princeton freshman otowb will also
row on Carnegie Lake on May IB, the
freshman contest being in tho nature
of a. curtain raiser for the varsity event
Navy Day at Cornell next spring has
hMii Kr.t fnr May 23 and this year the
Harvard varsity and freshman eights will
be Cornell's opponents. Under the implied
agreement between the rowing manage
ments of the two institution the site of
tho annual dual raoes alternatea between
tho ChnrleB River nnd Cayuga Lake. This
year the Crimson oarsmen are scheduled
to appear here In the feature event of
Navy Day. While the data of the Harvard
race this year is approximately what It
was last spring one full week will elapso
between the race on Carnegie Lake and
that on Cayuga, Luke. Last year both
the Cornell varsity and freshmen eights
rowed two races Inside of four days and
made a big trip in tne meantime.
and yreahman elsrht in this refatta.
hioani will not send a crew to u
Amartcan Jlealey on too "J"!!"1' .. ,
two iroanman icucuuiv. new rf3t:;r- -
is Cornell atnlatio manamnt today. .
Utlo hlstorr hero
ITOr IM nrat (mud iu
tska. on the
no other opponent;,
but tho CornU fraonma
this year wii
traca tuiq vn
a, tn mtnm a. ra.v a. ana on jub
will oompete agalntt
ino r "1 unwucu ,u
RUPPERT NOW OWNEB
Beporta Srom Jfxeneh Idok Olve
Colonel the Yanks,
York Xmttlaa Latrvia Cltfb has been sold to
CofonaTjioob nnwjtrt. Tho prloeis about
UtSTooo. Oolon.1 ftuppart wlTl not wquU. jny
intarut tn tao crwoiod. eaUtlUhnwit of a
S-cdaral ln club-la Now oriu
THU Is tho subaUnco of stataranrts naa
J h Ciolonel lluprert and Prortdanl JtxDM
A. Ollmoro. of tho Fofltrai iMgvt. -woo oyn
feVrid aiSrdhur tho matter. Tb. prloo ls"tta
-T .T -- .-.t -wit. . T.
only thin that
romalns to b tttld.
pu.yyr "". """2rS"- .t uld Mr.
z.L.i..tt k. iiHniwi
I am afraid we ware too
s.,... w. n.lnn.1 TliinrMrt
' has pu
ba.uk. r for the Now York elut. I may .'ntaraat
pit H.rahaa and Mr. Beelbich. of LouUvlU.1'
NEW COAOH ffOB, 'XTOEBS
PR1NCETT0W. W. 3: P
athlatlo antam probably will U a ftuw
wrmanent ho4 tootbUI ooooh. atUrlad
Olotbad with PBr of authority for
oousti ttnn la which, to carry out tbo
la to wolfthboth ,-raduatti nd ui
...n. m ,n a
Tbo doolalon of tbo coounltto orootntaJ to
make tbo solMtlon ooutituir of Knox Taylor,
IMS; rtlHam H. satruit, ivaj; w. "?.
SSL tho team oaptala for next yaB-robe-bJywill
sot U scad puWlo toters th first
of It yoar.
Swimmers Making Beady
Constituents of the aquatic sport are
roajtffoatlug much lnterost tn swimming.
At four local senools it la probable swim-
At Iar w
ujlng will be
will Da one ei tne wi upm.
riortneasT iiisn. west
Hlsn. Central High and Bt.
Luke's sobooU are farming aggregations
for wtr eompetltlon.
Stars Are Brwd
h SUsrb Ssheel to,,bnll jji
M4 Uo yeotwd wooa UW
an Ofwwc v Vo 9ss?" iaiac
addition to ... .rww . v.,
fhl "inteSo HWalrfafftTAioeBtBr to K
MADE AT OLYMPIA A. A. LAST
AS A FOOTBALL PROPHET
CAMP HASN'T AN EQUAL
He May Not Select His Ail-American Eleven to Please
Everybody, But He Certainly Can See Far Ahead. .
Kilbane Hasn't Been Shaded by Featherweights
Since He Won Title,
We cannot be responsible for what Ban
If o'er these few Immortal lines his eagle
optlo blinks - "
The words are not what Johnson sold,
they'ro what we think he thinks
Of raids upon his players by the Feds,
the major's Jinx.
HI ttt '
"The Feds are dead; woof, wow" the
Shows where the oensor, shocked, sur
When Ban his molars angrily did gnash,
And so the sentence may not bo com
pleted. in III
"Burglars and robbers," In cholerlo rage,
He yammers each morning while papera
"They're trying to pay an exorbitant
And millions and millions ot donors
"111 put the whole durn league .In Jail,
You know me, fans, I shall not fall;
Why should the baseball moguls wall?
The stars they have got have nil gone
These thoughts are what the average fan
Ban Johnson thlnka, from all his guff and
Yet some believe his fluent tongue did
When raiding Feds went after John
For Johnson, the Czar, by Ills Interviews
Forgets all his stunts of a few decades
Forgets that a big league he brutally
And thus of the coin of the realm got
The Feds, though, remember, and think
him a wonder
For what he accomplished when he got
But laugh at his law suiting threat'nlna
The cash, they contend, has the finish
Walter Camp may -not select hla All
Ameclcan football team Just as every
alleged expert In the country desires It
to be chosen, but aa a prognoatlcator of
gridiron affairs he has no equal In the
country. For Instance, at the beginning
of the season of 1914 Camp stated that
the American game would be greatly ben
efited by the introduction ot Rugby pass
ing method and he stated further that
ha believed the time would oome when
coaches from Australia or Canada who
were familiar with British Rugby would
be made assistant ooachea of the big
American college teams. How true that
prediction became le known to every fol
lower of football in the land, Princeton,
Harvard. Yale and a number of the
smaller institutions had Canadian foot
ball players helping throughout most of
the college season. The result was that
the passing, both forward and lateral,
was brought to a point nearer perfection
than ever before in American football.
Next year thla style ot attack Is apt to
be still more clearly doveopd, until the
Americans, who can Warn" any style ot
play it they will, become as expert in the
handling of the ball as the famoua Aus
tralian Rugby team which toured thla
"Johnnie" Kilbane. tbe world's feather
weight bolder, who e-tertalned a packed
houee at the Olympia Athletic Association
last night, la the only champion who has
not beea "edged" or beaten in contest
At least this is the opinion ot "Jimmy"
Dunn, the Jovial manager ot the title
holder, who has made a search ot the
retards. Kilbane has yet to taste defeat
at the hand of any featherweight;
neither has he been "shaded" by aa oj
ponent at the featherweight Hinlt Look
over the list of the other shawplona in
their prime and you will be aurgriaed to
note that thoy au, at one tifae or another,
whtt retaining their orwn, lt de
etatea "BitUteV NelM fcA4" Wet
Mt, "WUW HitvaU, "r44t" WeUh
aad Ysn "AW Attoll were beaten while
holding the bigbeat laurtU in the world.
We all pwaofflber the defeat handed
WwMh. bow votiA'H llgatwt rht ahamyiau.
NIGHT WHEN KILBANE MET
New--Xork. Wc'lah was so surehe- would
e'feat his opponent that ho held him
cheap. The usual result followed.
Champion "Johnnie" Kllbana, proved to
tho satisfaction of the record-breaking
crowd of spectators at tho Olympia Ath
letla Association last night that he Is a
most wonderful fighter. During the first
three rounds of the fight he was willing to
give "Willie" Houok. of Mount Airy, all
tho liberties he sought After that It was
remarkable how clean a hitter and how
proficient In the other departments of the
game a man can become. Kilbane was
able to hit from any angle, and while the
punches did not travel far. they had the
sting In them that, must have punished.
At the end Kilbane would undoubtedly
have been granted kthe verdict If Referee
Frank O'Brien bad been permitted to
give a decision. Kllbane'a upper-cut
blows were well timed.
Houck was strlotly "up against It," and
certainly deserves much credit He had
apparently tralneorilke a good follow and
gavo all ho had to please the crowd. He
was In the finest physical condition, Kil
bane, after the fight remarked that
Houck was one of the most gentlemanly
youngsters he had ever met Here's what
Kilbane aald: ' "Some of the young boya
would have .been delighted to have It said
that he brought blood from "Johnnie"
Kllbane'a face. Not so with Houck, who
might have punished me most severely If
he had cored to strike a blow over my
cut eye. The cut haan't healed, and the
doctor's stitches ore tn it since f. was
butted by "Joe" Mandot, In Akron, O.,
recently. If Houok bod been mean
enough he might have started that cut
again, and I would have been In a nice
nx. Aa It Is now the cut will heal In a
week's time, while three times that period
would have been neoesiory It he had re
opened tho wound."
The meeting of the United States Lawn
Tennis Association In New York next
Friday promises to be the most Important
ever held In this country. It la possible
that before the close of that gathering
the rules applying to play In the Davis
Cup matches will be changed completely.
It was suggested some time ago by Wild
ing and one or two British players that
the matches be held In the various coun
tries contending In rotation. Instead of In
the country where the cup happened to
be. That and other matters of equal In
terest to tennis players will be discussed
and decided before the close of the ses
sion on Saturday evening.
MERCURY A. C. A WINNER
Xocal Olub Banners Have Landed
Tte Mercury A. a, of this city, has
won trophies In both the Junior and
senior national cross-country races this
year, having gained third-team place In
both raoes. In the Juniors the locals
were able to substantially defeat the
strong team of the Irlsh-Ainerlcan A. O.
and finish in front ot many famous ath
letes. In the senior race Stanley Root
was the only man able to break up the
otherwise perfect score of the Irish
Americans, who were etrengtbenod by
Hanne Kolehmalnen, the Olymplo hero
.from, Finland; "Pat" Flynn, the recent
Irish onamptoni -rom- uaraen, one ox
the greatest runnera in New York; A. J.
Fogel, the Junior metropolitan champion,
and Frank Zuna, the winner of more
than GO races. The New York A. C. fin
ished only six points ahead of the Mer
cury Club, and until the laat man finished
the trophy was in doubt
Austin Signs With Pittsfeda
PHTOBimqil, Po. !? Mawtaor H.
Oakw, at tao Pltubarf a rwuisa ux.tua feat.
11 alUQ. unnpnaffl. rtarour mat bo nag
Jamai AiiHWi umh raiwiiiin oc w
Amonoan m&cu ciod, to piay ror
TMUrala. Austin, Oakee aM, had
two.vur eoatraoL Hi. rtaad m
th Tw -
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SOCCER IS POPULAR
BECAUSE POOR BOY
J1AN ENJOY PASTIME
Because Game Is Not Ex
pensive, Means That It
Eventually Will Become
Quite as Favored as Base
The game which is bound 'to bo popular
in any oountry is tho game which tho
poor boy can play without great expense.
One of these Is baseball, another Is soccer.
Both are open-air sports and both require
about the some qualities, Tit,, speed,
brains and skill.
Boocer Is the game of tho proletariat in
England; cricket tho tromo of the wealthy.
Soocer has spread to all cornera of the
earth in the wake of the colonizing Eng
lishman. It has spread all over Europe
nnd the soldiers In tho great war ploy
it between battles. It has grown with
rapid strides In Amerlca"untll now there
are teams here whloh can put up cred
ible exhibitions of the sport
Some of the great English teams have
been known, to come over here and get
a setback they' no more expected than did
the American baseball teams that first
went to Cuba and found the Islanders
could oytry now and then put one over
Speed, brains and ability to use tho
feet with as much accuracy as the hands
are necessary in the making of a great
soccer player. It is seldom that a. player
who has not been at the game from ohlld
hood is of muoh use, aa the kicking Is the
hardest part ot the game to learn. It re
quires more practice than hockey or la
crosse or baseball, aa In these gamea the
hands are used most while in soccer the
hands are put at the game.
Soccer is a comparatively new game. It
Is not 60 years old. In the early 70s
It was tried out in England and an asso
ciation formed. In which the rugby game
was discarded and the players not allowed
to handle the ball with their hands. This
football association gave its name to the
kicking game, aa rugby had theretofore
been known as football, even as it la in
tho United States.
Among tbo American and Canadian
born players It Is usually referred to to
this day as association football.
BROOKE NOT MENTIONED
Meotinp; of Fenn Athletic Association
There was no eruption of a football roleane.
aa oomo folks oxpeotod th.ro would ba. it
luo uuium juOTuugT v. iu uuivcrajcy pr .f cam-
srlv ua Atcletlq Am ociuion, hold, in Iloua
ton Hail lut night Is lot. It was one ot tho
Saltiest mvatvium vrcr
bald by tho Had sad
Dr. J. William Whit, on bohalf of a ooUrU
of traduaMa, creoantod IreMtat JL Inrixt
Orrella with a broaxo statue of a sprtitar.
Tao principal blnaoa wu tho report of tho
altctlon ot tho board of directors of the Ath
latlo AMOcUttoa. As .there ware only four
rraduato candldatao and are to be eloctod. tho
rholca of Praoldant Geyelln, Secretary ibjk7;
ton, Robert O. Torroy and John W. Townaaoi.
jr.. wa hjiuw. us iwHirKruuua roam-
ira caosan .. jwiwi w. Austin. Tram,.
Butler. Donald P. Uspracott. J. Vinihai
lUrrlc. 8d. Jama. R liwlth. aMn.,w'br-
yr. Tho ooarjl will mast tomorrow ifter
noon, whan commute will b named and the
football Kutlon may b dl4, "
Tho report of tn Football ComiaTtt. a, tub.
muted by the r.hatrman. V. Truitun Haro, t
lut nikt KMlon. u rautin. Na mention
vu toad of to coaohlnt and to result ot
the suits were given mnly a a matter of
Elect Captain Today
The Central High School cross-country
team will elect ita captain for the ISIS
season at a meeting to be held in the of
fice ot P. Qutekunst, the photographer.
Broad street and Columbia avenue, this
afternoon. Following the election tho
team and Dr. Matthew J. O'Brien, coach
of the hlll-anO-daler, will have their of
ficial photographs taken.
JE5TNTNGS POB YANKEES
Doc. U.-Huarb Jtaatan. tu,.
Mr of w
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tor tb aaauetMBt oftSe
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TEST OF GOOD
Canadian Amateur Meeting!
Permits All-comers , for
First Time in Its History j
Golf courses always stand or fall on j
their short bolts, for It la the cme-ihot
holes that are rooauod vividly to the
player's mind aftor a round ot the course.
It Is easily understood, therefore, why so
muoh attention is paid to the laying out
of a short hole. 8
Perhaps the best short hole on any of 3
the courses In the Philadelphia dlstrtot -Is
the sixth on the new Morion course,
It I nt full mashle length with a droo.
from tee to green, ot 80 feet. It Is the
easiest thing in tho world to misjudge
the'dlstanoe of a hole of tills character,
and often tho player will bo deoelved Into
playing a half or three-quartor shot with,
his mashle, and come to grief in the
The short holes at the Fhlradelphiar
Orlckot Club have also boen well thought
out, and from present indications the
new ones will bo long remembered after
playing the course, not bo much so be
causs they are particularly difficult if
playod right, but on account of the se
vere punishment when the teo shots go
The Canadian amnteur championship
was, for the first time, open to all comers
this year, nnd thla will be so in the
future. But threo Americana entered
last summer, but should tho dato not
conflict with any of our Important events,
the Canadian amateur should draw a
large numbor of entries from thla coun
try. George Lyon, tho present amateur
golf champion of Canada, has won tho
title eight times. This Is a wonderful
record, although It Is not quite so won
derful as the record of John Ball, Jr.,
who won the British amateur tltlo eight
times. There Is .quite a difference be
tween the two. ".
NO GAMES TONIGHT
Eastern Icaguo Cages Will bo Dark;
All Eastern Leaguo oages will be dark
tonight and tomorrow night, as there will
be no games In Philadelphia. However,
Trenton la scheduled to meet Camden at
Alpha Hall on Wednesday evening. This
means that there will be practically no
changes In the standing of the league
beforo the end of the weok, and Jasper,
De Nod and Beading get back Into har
ness. No official statemont has been given out
thus far on attendance in tho league, but
it la certain that the up-to-date figures
this year are In exoess of those of last
season for tho same period of time. "With
the exception ot a few nights when the
weather was very bad, tho teams have
played to capacity crowds in every one
of the Eastern iieague halls. The only
thing that has marred the " gams this
year has been tho boorish behavior of
the crowds. It is likely, however, that
after the scenes recently enacted . at
Alpha Hall the different managements
will see that better order Is maintained.
Unless steps are taken to curb this spirit
of rowdyism, tho fans who go to the
games to boo the piay will begin ,to dropr
out and the result will be a financial f
Standing- of the Clubs
w. I ic.
0 8 .780 Camden .
T 4 ,680 Trenton .
0 0 .BOO Oreystock.
8 ' .385
0 ' .230 '
N. J., Dec IB. Tho Threre
came tbroush with a remarkable rally during
the oloalnr minute ot tho. tame laat night, and
noaed out Qreyitock In an Eaatern Ueiraa
match by a (core of 20 to IB. Vor 80 ot lb
40 mlnuto playod tho dray's Ferry boya wore
In tb lead, but at that point, thank to
HouEh'a accurate toaalng from tbo IB-foot
line, the local were able to auume tho lead,
whlctr they managed to hold until the end,
Al Cooper, the veteran guard, played the
flret half against "Alike" Wilton, and not
only succeeded In shutting ''Mike" out, but
cored one for blmaelf. In the second halt
Qelr relieved Coopor.
INDIV1DDAI. BCORINO RECORDS. .
.. a.inald.H-ouL A. pt.
Bean, Reading 11 24 1 La lot
I'OKnrty, ua wen. .. lz
Wliaon, areystoclt 12
lloush, Trenton IS
Kummer, Jasper.,, , 12
Acajno, Camden., 11
urown, Camden ,,... 12
Kane, Trenton .18
Dolln, Camden 12
Steele, Camden 12
Newman, De Kcrl.,..,., 12
TUxterald. Jaaper 12
Caahman, Oreyatoclc 12
Dark. Da Nerl 12
Cross. Oreyatock .,,.,,., 12
Cletxlnger, Trenton ...... 18
ICeenan, De Nerl.. .., 10
csugarman. ureTsiocjc ,,, u
jieaain;.. , Jl
De Men..,,,., u
O'Donnell, Reading,,,... 11
Brady. Japer T 8
Qtig, Trenton Vr 10
ttcWullama, Oreyatoak .12 8
Bckhardt. Jasper , 12
leirtaatiick. JDer...... 4
lie. Reading,,.,,,.,,, 8
Ilerron, Camden... 12
Rosslo, Readlnv , T
Cooper, TTeatoa ..,, 8
Thompson. Camden, ,,, 2
Frot, Trenton 2
CLUBS SCORWa RECORDS.
Camdfn - ?? 321 142
pe ren. , xt io ist
Trenton ,,,, IS f3 l&o
Oroyatook ,,, , 12 T8 MS
ftaadlnsr.... ...... a...... 11 71 14D
Japr ......... .,....,. U M 121
PLAY BASKETBALL TODAY
Much Interest will be displayed tn the '
game today between La Salle and South- "
ern High, which will be played in the La, '
Balls gymnasium thla afternoon, '
Tho line-up for today's gams will be tvss,
La Balle-MoNlchol and McCarthy, for
wards) "Wlndt, control Ruff and Callahan, ''
Southern Swarta and Black, forwardgl
iQoldenberg, centre; Welnsteln and -? :
PhlUlmy, guards. -"
- Vesper Oarsmen Heet
Tbo annual mtias' of tho membera of tb
Vesper Uoat Club wu hell lattnlabt at
M.Uh'. Casino. A dlnnw w7. Aed tq
the mrater and friend, after whleh okr
The. followlor oftlcere were ntall4t D. 3. '
MoOtommi, uoalaentv Oeorgo W. Bmlo. vise "-1
tUMldent; A. J. Oottindiam, treatarert J
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