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TWO NEW PLAYERS
MILLER PRESIDENT RETURNS
FROM COIiUMBUS MEETING.
general Satisfaction Over Ratification
of Peace PactToledo Loses Two
Players and Feels SoreMinne-
apolis Loses Pitcher Dick Wiljiams
and Ontflelder M)ke Lynch.
President W Watkins of the Min
neapolis baseball club returned yester
day afternoon from Columbus, -where
attended the meeting of the National
Association of Minor leagues, called to
pass upon the peace agreement be
tween the outlaw Pacific Coast league
i and the parties to the national agree
ment While on the trip Watkins
[signed two new players, but the names
fare withheld for the present.
"The general feeling was one of ex
Ureme satisfaction that peace had
'been concluded," said Wa.tUins. "The
I oaat people made several concessions.
'They took something and gave some
thing. I is not true that they are
rated above the Class A leagues, the
American association and the East
I ern league. They are placed in a
gpeciaj class, but that is only to per
mit a special rule about the time of
draf t, made necessary the longer
season out there. The Coast league
cannot draft from the Class A leagues.
"We had to let the Coast league
keep the players they had taken from
a Thejr got six from Toledo, two
from Minneapolis and one from In
dianapolis. W lost Mike Lynch and
Dick Williams, but could not have
got those men back in any case, and
ft was better to let them keep what
they had than to give them the chance
to take anything more.
"The Toledo owners naturally feel
pretty badly," continued Watkins
"but while every one acknowledged
that they had suffered more than any
one else, it seemed useless to do any
thing but ratify the agreement. The
Coast men realized that, from a busi
ness standpoint, peace was the best
thing for all concerned, and they
made a number of concessions, which
President Hart of Chicago explained
to us fully.
I stopped in Chicago Thursday and
tried to make a deal for two players,
but did not succeed. I have completed
deals for two other good men, how
ever, and will announce their names
shortly. You can rest assured there
will not be a man on the team this
year who is not a ball player. I will
have lineup practically complete
in a very short time, tho, of course,
I TV ill never overlook a chance to bet
ter the team.
"I have heard from Thomas, who
expresses himself as satisfied with the
terms offered and will sign a contract.
Harvev Bailey, whom I saw in Colum
bus, while he did not rejoice over be
ing cut, recognized that it was the
only thing could do, and Anally ex
pressed his willingness to sign."
President Watkins will be in Min
neapolis from now until March T,
when the schedule meeting of the
American association will be held in
Chicago. After the schedule meeting
he will remain here until the team re
ports at Champaign, 111., March 31,
for the spring training.
Perry Werden, manager of the Far
go baseball club, has received a an
swer to the telegram he sent Lefty
Davis, asking the former Pittsburger
to name his lowest terms to play with
Fargo. The answer read:
"Hot Springs, Ark., Feb. 26.Perry
Werden, Manager Fargo Baseball Club,
Fargo, N D.. Will sign for $600 a
month, five months' contract and free
The real humor of the reply con
sists in the fact that it was sent col
lect to Fargo and repeated (also col
lect) to Minneapols. Lefty's end of
the joke cost Perry just $1.17.
The southern press, by the way, is
Blow in getting next to some things.
A Louisville paper one day prints the
fact that Perry Werden will manage
Fargo, and the next day gets off the
"It is a remarkable fact that as soon
as the old-time player goes south he
seems to take new life, and as soon
'as the sun gets good and warm, these
same old-timers become the stars of
the Southern association. The real old
boys who have all signed and will be
seen before the season of 1904 is over,
are the following, with more to be
"The dean of the lot will be Perry
Werden, who will more than likely
play first and captain the Montgomery
club this year. Perry broke away
from the lots in 1885, and it is re
markable the game this man is still
playing. did as much to win the
flag for Memphis last year as any
other one man, and if he goes to
Montgomery will be a tower of
strength to that club."
Several players, headed by Jack
Zaluskey, the catcher who was with
Griffith last season, are preparing
make a earnest appeal to the
commission to stop salary cuts
leveled against them. These men were
signed from the little leagues by the
big magnates, and were subsequently
turned over to smaller clubs. These
clubs proceeded to make them miser
ably small offers, at the same time
impressing upon them the fact that if
these offers did not suit them they
could stay out of baseball. I is held
by these players that a big league
team has no right to throw them into
the claws of rapacious minor league
magnates for less money, and that
they are entitled to a clear release.
Jack Hendricks, the attorney, who
was also right fielder for the Wash
ington team last season, may be re
tained to conduct a fight for the play
ers. Hendricks, who is considered
one of the brainiest men ever in the
game, has decided to give the pro
fessional sport and stick to law, and
has so notified the Indianapolis clUb,
which had a claim upon him. will
manage the Aurora team of the Inter
state league, it is reported, and will
go gunning for magnates thru the law
courts every now ayj then.
Zaluskey is a Minneapolis boy and
played with the millers in 1902.
Karly next week several of the clubs
in the National as well as the Ameri
can league will leave for their south
ern practice grounds. The Chicago
National league team will again bask
in the sunshine of Los Angeles and
there get the players in shape. Last
season's trip was of great benefit and
the games played on the return to
Chicago more than covered the ex
penses of the tour.
Many managers have stated that
they will not take their teams south,
claiming it to be an unnecessary ex
pense. I is argued that the player
who signs a contract must see to it
himself that reports in good con
dition and fit to play. They reason
that it Is folly for the club to go to
the expense of getting a player in
fill ELDG "Connie" Mack has stated that
will make no spring: trip and that the
player who reports and is not to
go into the game must lay off without
pay until rounds to. Maybe this
is the right stand to take, but many
club managers prefer to go to the
expense and get the players in shape.
The success and often the champion
ship may depend on what shape the
player is in when reports in the
AT THE FINISH
OLD GIT-THERE" WAS FOOLED
ONCE TOO OiFTEN.
Chicago Shoe Man Furnishes a Mark
for the Rest of the Ranch a Long
While, but Finally Gets Even-
Moral, Don't Fool with the Same
Man Too Much.
Wen you put up a job on a fell er it
goes, it 's bad med-clne to git inter 'nother
game he's into. Chances is there's a git
back hid in it.Philosophy of Colonel
"Say!" began the colonel as
Joined the gang in the hotel lobby,
"This weather's fierce, ain't i
Wouldn't wonder but it discouraged
them two mallards Sam Hamilton's
got herded up out on Sugar Brook.
Which two mallards? W'y, ain't Sam
tor you 'bout 'em? He' hed two there
all winter, 'n* feeds 'em ev'ry day,
n' they come aquackin' fer corn ev'ry
time he shows up, jist like tame ducks.
Duck 'n' drake they be, 'n' pootier 'n'
a little red wagon. Water's rapids, 'n'
open the*' nigh the camp, 'n' they
been there ever since the freeze up.
"Wild! O course they be. They'll
fly 'f any body but Sam comes nigh
'em, but they're plenty tame fer him.
Wonder somebody don't shoot 'em, do
ye? Don't you know Sam? 'N' didn't
hoar say 't he had took 'em
under his wing? They're plenty safe
you bet your neck. One feller did try
to make a sneak on 'em with a gun, 'n'
he thought it was the bank histed 'n*
throwed him in the brook, but
t'warn't. T'was Sam done it. 'N'
sence that ev'rybody's let 'em 'lone.
"The old drake's got so fat 'n' sassy
on the corn Sam's afeedin' 'em 't I've
named him old Git-there, after a big
Chicago shoe man I used to know.
Naw! he didn't make no bigger shoes
anybody else did, but he had a big
fact'ry in Chicago, 'n' done bizness big.
Can't you understand United States a
little bit? Folks said this Chicago Git
there, I forgit what his name reely
was, was a bully biz'ness man, but
w'en he come out to our place with a
lot of them sharps from Milwaukee 'n'
Chicago, was greener'n grass 'bout
cv'rything outside shoes. W'y he
couldn't play poker a little bit hardly,
n' w'lle them other ducks'd all hold
'nuff to float 'em, 'bout six drinks'd go
to his head, 'n' then they allers made
a monkey outer 'im.
"He fetched a shot sack plumb
full o' nickels to play penny ante with,
n' he had a wad big 'nuff to choke a
cow "to death besides, 'n' they only
stayed eight days, 'n' he had to wire
fer money to git home with w'en they
got back to the railroad station.
"Them fellers used to git him full
ev'ry night, 'n* then stump him to bet
he could hit a beer bottle on the table
ten foot away with a twenty-two, 'n'
he'd miss it ev'ry crack. They kep
that up tell they hed the old camp jest
pockmarked with bullet holes, 'n' then
I took 'n' locked up the guns soon's
they come in ev'ry night, fer I got
'fraid I'd git one *of them little pills
into own hide some time. They all
had the price 'n* could afford to git
shot. I couldn't.
"Then they got to puttin' up other
jobs on the shoe cuss, 'n' it'd take all
night to tell all 'bout 'em. But they
went over the limit one night, 'n' then
the old chap got mad, 'n' earnt the
name I give him.
"It was this way. I was darker'n
the inside a cow outside, 'n' I was
in the hovel lookin' after team,
w'en the dogs got after somethin' 'n'
treed it, 'n' then set up a h1 of a
barkin' roun' the tree. Them fellers
was all out in a minute with their
guns, 'n' one of 'em fetched a lantern,
so's to shine the tree 'n' see what
was up it.
"They seen right away t'was a big
porky, all but Chicago,, who never
seen one before, *n' w'en they told him
it was a bear he b'leeved it, 'n' begged
'em to let him shoot it, 'special as he
hadn't hit nothin' all the time they
was out. S they let him, 'n' he
banged away, two shots, buckshot he
had, 'n' down come the porky, ker
"He run in 'n' grabbed at it, fool
ish as "j young dog with his fust coon.
I'd jest got up 'n' I hollered at him to
stop, but wouldn't have it.
giabbed the critter right by the tail,
n' sech a hand you never see mor
tal man have. I was stuck fuller of
qullls'n a paper needles is of need
les, 'n' you'd better b'leeve sot up
a howl you'd hear a mild.
"It was a pretty middlin' mean trick
to Jay, but them fellers never meant
to do more'n fool him on the porky,
mak'n' him b'leeve it was a bear, 'n'f
they ever dreampt he'd grab the crit
ter, they'd stopped him in time. But
help his hand none, 'n' I
was two hours gittin' all the quills 'n'
ends of quills outer him. But I got
him fixed at last, 'n' greased his
band good with bacon rine, 'n' then
got four or five big drinks inter him,
n' he went to sleep like a baby.
"Nex' day tho he wouldn't go out to
hunt. Said his hand was too sor4, 'n'
he'd stay in'n let it heal, 'n' all
went off 'n' lef him. Then got
busy all his lonesome, 'n' he fixed
things up in good shape to git even,
you bet your neck. There was a lit
tle brook ivun at the foot of a little
hill the camp stood on, 'n' right 'cross
the brook was a thick woods, 'n'
the bank on the camp side dropped off
sudden, mebbe four foot, to the water,
which warn't mcre'n three foot deep,
but swift, 'n' cold's Ice.
"They was a Jot of popples standin'
'long the bank on our side, not fur
apart, 'n' old Git-there rigged hay
wire 'bout two foot above the ground,
all between four" five 'em, 'n'
then hed a bully foot ketcher fer
anything that come a runnin' 'long
there in the dark. Then w'en come
in got a chanst to speak to ter
one side, 'n' put on. Then
says: 'It's a ten fer you if you can
tote the gang 'gainst this trokay
to-night* 'n* I says: 'I'm on, they'll
hit it' 'ST hit it they did, you bet!
I knowed there was porkies, lots
of 'em over in the timber, 'n' after
it got good'n dark'n the sports was
all aplayin' in the camp, I slyed the
dogs up, 'n' soon*had one a tree,
n' the dogs raisin' Cain 'cause they
couldn't git him. Then I run in
yelled: 'Come quick, fellersS Grab
your guns 'n' come a runnm! The
dogs ketched a whalin* big old buck
over the crick, 'n' if you don't hurry
he'll git away!' 'N' they jist piled
outer the camp 'n' right atter me, 'n'
w'en I got to the trokay I hopped
over it 'cause I was fur 'nuff ahead fer
'em only to see the lantern, 'n' the
next minute the brook was full of
'em. Ev'ry last one but old Git-there
fell over the wire, 'n' went inter the
water, guns'n all.
N* old Git-there he stood on the
bank'n yelled 'It's a beai! A, big
bear! Grab his tail! Don't let him
git away!' 'n' lots more guff I took
half the nex' day to fish all them guns
outer the brook, but them sports took
it right. 'N"flld Git-there was so
tickled with the whole thing'n' the
new name I give him right there, that
he dug up twenty for me."
C. C. Kelly.
HAT BEAT PACING MARE
MILLARD SANDERS SAYS LOU
DILLON WILL LOWER RECORD
OF DAN PATCH.
"There never was a faster, gamer,
steadier or more reliable trotter than
Lou Dillon, the swiftest trotter the
world has ever seen, and who really
went a mile in 1:58%," declares Millard
Sanders, driver of the turf queen, in
I feel sure that her best days are
yet to come, and I fully expect to see
her beat even the pacing record.
"She has pacing horse speed and the
strongest heart of any horse I ever
"Lou Dillon is very feminine. She
has pride, but it is a gracious pride.
She is notional, but her notions are
prettysh wants to do things in her
own way, but then her pwn way is just
the right way for her.
"Lou in her races comes to the
starting point with a hop, skip and a
jump, a little dance, a little gallopall
wrong from the orthodox point of view
but all right for Lou Dillon.
"In another horse such conduct
would be most reprehensible, and
would presage badly for steadiness in
the race, -but in Lou's case all, the
frisking is a mere harmless efferves
cense. She is so high-strung, so eager,
so full of strength and go and joyous
life that she simply can't hold herself
she must dance and prance.
"But once in the race no horse ever
went truer than Lou. The word
'driver,' tho the proper technical term
conveys a' ^alse idea concerning the
person who pits behind Lou in her
"She isn't really driven at allsh
knows nothing of the whip and little
of the bit.
"She is given her own way, with the
rein slack on'her back, and she ran
behind simply giving a word of ad
vance at critical points as the mag
nificent dark chestnut creature, with
the white star on her forehead, the
white snip on her nose, the white
stocking on her left hind foot and the
Titan red gleams in her long silky
mane and tail, spurns the earth and
fires around the track faster than ever
trotter went before."
REID FOR HARVARD COACH
Is Slated to Succeed Bowdfetch as
The appointment of Edward Bowditch,
Jr., to a secretarial position, with the
United States consulate at Dalny, Man
churia, is taken by well informed under
graduates to mean that "Bill" Reid will
be head football coach for Harvard next
Bowditch was practically slated for the
position and now that he has- accepted
the consular place it is looked upon as a
certainty that Reid will be given the
The appointment of Reid will please- &
great majority of the undergraduates, and
what is more important, the football men
I is taken to mean the adoption of aic
tive, aggressive tactics in all the work of
training and practice and in every game
That's is Reld's style of doing busi
There is one article in the line
of medicines that gives so large a re
turn for the money as a good porous
strengthening plaster, such as Car
ter's Smart Weed and Belladon n-a
Backache Plasters. -j\
THE* MIN]\EAPOLIS JOURNAL.
GOSSI O THE WEEKHD THEWORLD'OF SPORTS
NORTH DAKOTA BASKET BALL CHAMPIONS.
NORTH DAKOTA TEAM
MAKES SPLENDID RECORD
Agricultural College Basket Ball Players from Fargo Clean Up Every-
thing in Their Own Territpry and Make a Good
Showing Against Minnesota.
The North Dakota Aggies have made a splendid record in basket-ball
this season. I their hometown of Fargo they have met all comers and dis-
posed of them one by one with ease, the Fargo High school alone being able
to push them out.
The present trip has resulted in one victory and one defeat. Anoka High
school was beaten 4 8 to 1 1 Thursday night a"hd Friday night the Minnesota
university administered the first drubbing to the Dakota farmers. The im-
mense floor of the varsity hall was partly responsible for the victory of the
state university, these unusual conditions resulting in wearing out the Aggies
by the commencement of the second half. The first half ended in a victory
for the Dakota players by a score of 1 1 to 9.
STATE TOURNEY MARCH 28
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE O
STATE ASSOCIATION DECIDES
O N TIME FOR ANNUAL CON-
TEST. The executive committee of the
Statfc Bowling association met last
night to discuss plans for the annual
tourney. I was decided to open the
tourney March 28, and it will prob
ably continue four
1 days. The choioe
of alleysrcwill be made a a meeting
March 6 at the Windsor hotel St.
Paul. About forty five-men teams are
expected to ''WSkm^S^ prize- 4tat
will aggregate $900.^T. T- OIness was
elected secretary in place of W
High scores were recorded in the
Minneapolis league last night when
the Tuxedos took the odd game from
the Tasmos. Four men averaged over
200, Parke leading with 223. OIness
got high score with 257. The score:
Hansen .r. 200 206
Parker 177 179
Brown 169 210
Nichols 17(1 214
Sandblonl 226 201
234 216 1-3
165 173 2-8
Totals 951 1010 977
Parfce 244 191
Idsal ,...147 143
Eicher 186 210
167 161 194 257
193 20S 1-3
20 2 18 9
OIness 151 217
1013 Totals 930 950
1 Played, Won. Lost. Pet
Turner 54 40 14 .741
Tasmo 54 33 21 .611
Tuxedo 54 29 25 .537
Buffalo 54 28 26 .512
Apex 54 22 32 .407
Olympia 54 10 44 .185
I the City league the Billiters took
the odd from the Hennepins in a
loosely rolled game. The score:
Fust. Second. Third
Jones .v. 179
I rench ^-181
164 137 166
ilh 155 176
First. Second. 'Third
Brandt 175 169 198
Donlln 189 143 144
Purdy 147 163 122
Ferguson 134 166 17
Bugbee 154 136 148
Totals 799 777 787
I the Grain and Flour league the
Consolidated bunch took three
straight from the Washburn-Crosby
team. The score:
167 226 166-
Woollan i 175
De Veau 215
197 211 16S
151 148 165 152 163
158 160 U" US
Totals 738 779 737
EIGHTH WARD LEAGUE.
Minnehaha 801 788 871
IN THE PRIZE RING
The finishing touches in the training of Tom
Sharkey and Jack Munroe, who are to fight six
rounds at Philadelphia to-night, were completed
yesterday. Both men are ready for the battle,
and each is confident that be will be the win
ner The pugilists have been preparing for the
fight for the past two months, and are reported
to be in excellent shape. Despite the fact that
the bout is for only six ronnds, the principals
have trained with great care, and each predicts
the battle will not go the stipulated number
Unless the betting changes over night Shar
key will face Munroe a 2-to-l favorite, and
will carry a large amount of New York money.
Jack Boot of Chicago and George Gardner of
Lowell, Mass., fought a six-round draw at Chi
cago. The fight was fast, and, with the ex
ception of the third round, when Root had the
better, and the fifth, when Gardner evened up
the advantage Root had gained, the fight was
STORM RAGES AT MADISON
WISCONSIN STUDENTS SEEK THE
REMOVAL OF PROFESSOR
SCHLICHTER AND MANAGER
KILFATRICK. Madison, Wis., Feb. 26.The annual
election of the board of student di
rectors of the University of Wisconsin
Athletic association occurs this after
non and for the past month the most
strenuous political campaign has been
waging among the students.
The storm has waged most severely
around the heads of Graduate Manager
C. Kilpatrick and Faculty Super
visor S. Schlichter. The student
board has nothing to do with the elec
tion of Professor Schlichter, as he is
chosen by the faculty, but it is under
stood that if a board hostile to him
is elected by the student body, the
objectionable faculty supervisor will be
Professor Schlichter is in disfavor
because of alleged over-strenuousness
in favor if high schqlarship require
ments of athletes, thru which many of
the best candidates for the several
teams have been compelle dto cease
training in order to devote themselyes
to their booksan he is said also to be
disliked on account of a persistence he
has of watching the athletes in the
summer vacations for ^indulgences in
professionalism and also of investigat
ing rumors and minor charges of ir
regularities and professionalism
against the best athletes.
Manager Kilpatrick has a contract
for another season,,but a campaign is
even now being made against him.
However, he has many warm friends,
and Iris overthrow is by no means as
"The Milwaukee" runs more trains,
faster trains and finer trains between
the Twin Cities and Chicago and Mil
waukee than any other railroad. Its
Pioneer Limited is the finest, richest
train of cars in Americaand Amerti
*rican roads beat the world. ^rTpzpfc* 1 constantly on the increase. fr^MM 4
GIRLS'BASKET BALL GAME
VARSITY CLASS TOURNAMENT AT
ARMORY MONDAY NIGHT
PROMISES TO BE EXCITING.
Preparations for the girl's inter
class basket-ball tournament which
will held at the university armory
Monday night are well matured. The
class captains have been working their
teams into shape and have had expert
'assistance. "Mike" Kiefer .has been
^pending all his spare time initiating
the freshmen candidates into the mys
teries of the game, Manager Deering
has looked after the practice of the
seniors and sophomores, while the
juniors stand a excellent chance of
winning the cup since they have been
coached by Captain Leach of the var
Admission to the tournament is by
invitation and the rivalry for the pos
session of the pasteboards is intense.
This is the biggest athletic contest
open to the girls and the playing is
always spirited. The winning team
will hold the tournament cup for the
coming year, but victory will also
bring its burdens, for the girls have
agreed among themselves that the
winners are to give a banquet for the
The teams will be made up as fol
SeniorsMiss Blanche Higginboth
am, centerMis McCurdy and Miss
Fleming, forwardsMis Johnson
(captain) and Miss Wier, guards.
JuniorsMiss Cox and Miss Gor
don, forwardsMis Harding, center
Miss Frank (captain) and Miss
SophomoreMiss Van Bergen
(captain) and Miss Rosenstein, for-
wardsMis Dunn, 'centerMis Beyer
and Miss Newkirk or Miss Stocking,
FreshmenMiss Bearres and Miss
Schyler (captain) forwardsMis
Bogart, centerMis Schaller and Miss
The Cooke institute basket-ball
team cinched its title to the cham-'
pionship of the Central Minnesota
league by defeating Company last
night on the institute floor 2 1 to 13.
The game was fast. Line-up:
Cooke Institute. Position. Company B.
Sindell-Best forwards Nystrom-
Kejser center G. Weisel
Pardel-Edwards- B. Weisel
Murfin guards Blackburn
Goals from FieldBest 4, Keyser 3, Nystrom
3, G. Weisel 1, Kingsley 1. Goals from Foul
LineSindell 5, Weisel 4. E. B. Pierce acted as
referee and umpire.
Bob Dunbar's rink, holder of the Merriam
medal, won from McLaren in the first draw of
the content for this trophy at the Nushka rink
in St. Paul The score was 9 to 8
Iu the other games Wang's rink defeated
Ordway, 16 to 11 Dr. Kelley's rink won from
Miller, 17 to 7, and C. M. Griggs beat McLeod,
16 to 6.
I the United States there are about
seven thousand sleeping cars constant- I
in service on railroads, and the i
number is being added to each, year.
Some of the latest productions are
marvels of everything pertaining to
the comfort and security of the travel
and in finish and appointments
A the depot any evening one is
struck with this when those splen
did sleepers composing the Pioneer
Limited of the Milwaukee road roli
into and out of the station.^ -rf
Am I Sight
all followers of the game, Carlisle, tho
merely a preparatory school, has al-
ways been among the leaders in east-
ern football, following close behind
Tale, Harvard and Princeton, and in
the last two or three years ranking
ahead of Pennsylvania and Cornell.
Rogers Is a old Carlisle player,
having pTayed on that team five years,
one year acting as captain. Had it
not been for this fact, Rogers un-
doubtedly would have been passed
over in the search for an instructor at
Carlisle, but it is quite as certain that
the same had his brilliant career at
school in Pennsylvania. The success
of Minnesota last fall,
part in achieving this success by both
his individual play and" his work as
captain of the team, were the decid-
ing factors in bringing' him the offer,
without a doubt.
that he will be equal to the occasion.
shown by the trav
eling public for the splendid Pioneer
Limited train of "The Milwaukee" is
FEBRUARY 27, 1904
E fact that Rogers, captain of the
Minnesota 1903 football team,
has been named as coach of the Car-
lisle Indian school eleven for next fall,
is the greatest tribute ever given a
Minnesota athlete, and is significant
of the growing respect in the east for
Minnesota's prowess in the greatest of
college sports. A is well known to
would have been overlooked just
Except in a few cases where play-
ers have stuck by their clubs in the
face of profitable offers to jump, the
managers cannot be blamed for trying
to shave expenses and get back some
of the coin they lost during the war.
A winning club can make money with
a swollen salary list, but a loser, es-
pecially in the minor leagues, cannot
hope to do anything hut run Way be-
hind, unless salaries are kept down.
I is a fact, too, that some of the most
high-priced clubs in a league will
finish away behind, as witness thte St.
Louis American last season, not to
mention the Columbus or Minneapolis
in the American association.
There has always been a salary limit
in the American association, but it has
never been enforced because of the
war with the Western league. This
season, in all probability, the owners
will be forced to observe the limit.
That means something like. $200
a month each for the players,
whereas last year nearly every team
had two or three or perhaps more
players whom it was paying $400 or
$500 each. Poor players! Thor.
James Graham of Lockport, N. 3S., wishes to
walk against any man in America from fifty to
one hundred miles He will attempt to walk
from New York to Buffalo in Ajri in sis days
on a wager of $250.
Columbia defeated Yale in the intercollegiate
fencing championship tournament at New York
by the score of 6 to 3
In a yery close and exciting fencing contest
at Ithaca, N. Harvard was defeated Ty
Cornell by a, score of 5 to 4.
Captain George McGregor will give a compll
raentaiy banquet to the members of the cham
pion South high school football team and their
friends to-night at his home. 3323 Elliott ave
nue Dr Williams and Assistant Coach Dobie
of the university team and the captains of all
the twin city high school teams will be present.
At a meeting of the officers and executive
committee of the South Dakota Intercollegiate
Athletic association in Huron ariangements were
made for the next meeting of the aociatlo to
be held at Huron in May. A program of events
was outlined, which will be far better than those
heretofore presented, and medals, banners, etc.,
were directed to be provided. It was decided to
invite Vermillion college to join the association
and take part in the coming meeting. It was
also decided to have basket-ball contests, which
have heretofore been eliminated from, the pro
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Minnesota not Xollowea that at the ingf the year, ana the poor worK ot
This is the ffrst time an eastern in-
stitution of any athletic prominence
has come west for a coach, and the
result of the experiment will be in-
teresting from the light upon the
question of the relative superiority
of the two sections. Carlisle had
one of the fastest and headiest teams
on the checkerboard last fall, and
Rogers has a task befpre him to equal
the record made by Glen Warner.
There is every probability, however,
is a heady player, understands the
game thoroly and is a conscientious
ESE are the lean and hungry
years for the baseball players,
and the period of small salaries will
continue much longer than did the
fat seasons of the war. With the Cali-
fornia league in the agreement, there
is absolutely no place for disgruntled
players to jump, and they must stand
the cuts or retire from baseball. Some
few like Ferguson of St. Paul, who
have acquired a independent busi-
ness, can afford to be independent, but
the average ball player is not a par-
ticularly thrifty individual, and most
of them have little money laid up, and
have no chance of making even a com-
fortable living in some other line of
DIFFERENCE O OPINION ABOCB
G. Townsend Picks Sharkey
Account of His Greater Experience
Oscar Gardner Says the Sailor I
Has-Been and Munroe Has Bettetf
Minneapolis fight fans are divrae$
in opinion in regard to the outcome
of the Munroe-Bharkey fight Satur
day night. Some of them pick tha
sailor on. account of his greater ex
perience and his good showing against
Jeffries, Fitzsimmons, Corbett and(
others, while a goodly number look to
see Munroe pull down the money 14
there is a knock-out. Nearly all,
however, expect the battle to go the
limit, in which case no decision can
be rendered. Those who pick Mun
roe do so in consequence of. his re*
puted improvement in science dur-
Sharkey in hia fights since the meet
ing with Jeffries at Coney Island.
The opinions of some of the leading
followers of pugilism in the city
win if there is a knock-out, but I ex
pect the bout to the limit. When
Sharkey fought Jeffries at Coney
Island, I thought, as nearly every fair
minded man in the hall thought, that
he should have had the decision.
Sharkey is c[ulte clever, in an awk
ward way, and he has a punch thai
will bring him the money if it lands
in the right spot. is also a great
"mixer" and "rough-house" fighter
indeed, I do not think that four yearsi
ago there was a man living who could
have beaten Sharkey at London prize
ring rules. The beating Jeffries gave
him sapped his vitality considerably,
but he has done little fighting since,
and should be in first-rate condition,
as he is a man who takes care of
himself. I think his experience,
speed and strength would be too much
for Munroe in a long bout, but it is
doubtful whether there will be any
Sharkey a Has-Been.
Oscar Gardner, the "Omaha Kid"f
I should pick Munroe if the fight
were fifteen rounds or longer. I do
not think Sharkey has been any good
since Jeffries put him to the bad at
Coney Island about four years ago.
Munroe is said to have picked up con
siderable science since he went east,
and he has certainly been training
under a good man. may not be
able put Sharkey out in six rounds,
but in a long fight I think he could
turn the trick."
Hughey McMahonI think Munro*
woujd win in a long fight, and he may
turn the trick this time. I Phila
delphia a man has to keep fighting
all the time or the crowd and the ref
eree both will get right after him.
S I do not look to see much stalling
around, and as both men are hard hit-,
ters a knockout before the end of the
sixth round would not surprise me.
Munroe is a good strong young fellow
and a comer, while Sharkey has gone
back in the last few years.
Eddie GardnerMunroe will win if
there is a knockout. has a good
straight left, and the .only way^
Sharkey can stop that blow is with hi*
face. I a long fight Munroe, I think,
would wear him down and finally put
him away. Munroe has a good right
hand body blow, too, and he will play
on Sharkey's bad ribs with it. The
sailor has gone back in the last five
years, while Munroe has the strength,
and has been coached by Kid McCoy,
one of the cleverest men in the ring.
Wes VelieIn a six-round bout,
with no decision if both men are
their feet, shall simply have to
take the press accounts to find which
man had the better of it. I do not
expect either man to get a knockout,
tho I should not be surprised to see
one, as both are sluggers. I a longer
bout I think Sharkey would take the
C. MinorWhat do I think about
pugilists? I guess the best thing
those men could do would be to go in
and knock each other off the face of
the earth so that they never would
again be heard of.
W E (Billy) EdwardsHow is any
one in position to form any judgment
as to Sharkey and Munroe'' They
are a pair of rough-and-tumble fight
ers and either may win. I a saloon
row with nothing barred they ought
to make an interesting fight, but in a
six-round go under Philadelphia rules
I don't see how any one is going to
pick a winner.
Gallegher Expects Knockout.
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Detective Thomas GallegherThe
fight between Munroe and Sharkev
bids fair to be one of the fiercest ring
battles that has been fought for many
years, and it would be hard for to~
guess how many rounds they will go._
I the fight is on the square,"there is
likely to be a knockout and it may oc
cur at any minute, probably in the
second or third round and possibly not
until the sixth. Both men are fast
fighters and it will be a great battle.
Which one do I pick to win? Why
it looks to as tho the advantage is
with Sharkey. Munroe may put up a
hard battle but he has not yet been
fully tried. His contest with Jeffries
was not a fair test, as the champion
was out of form, and the miner was
able to stay till time was called at the
end of the four rounds. But no one
thought that Munroe was in Jeffries'
class because of that showing, and I
do not think that it was as good a
showing as Sharkey could have made
at the same time.
Yes, I pick Sharkey to win, but as I
said, it may take him the whole six
rounds to finish the work, altho I real
expect the matter to be settled be
fore the gong sounds at the end of the