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THE REPUBLIC: SUNDAY. MARCH. 8, 1903.
OF THE SPORTING WORLDBOXING, BASEBALL AND FOOTBALL.
MISSOURI AND WASHINGTON
MAY MEET IN RELAY RACE,
Both Colleges ITave Teams Entered in the Pt. Louis rimersity In
door Meet ct for the Coliseum Considerable Interest Attaches
to the Scholastic Eents in Which Smith Academy and High
School Have Entries General Gossip of the Meet.
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Formerly of Western Military Academy,
vi-ho t?I!I take part In the indoor meet
Jlorcum is now at Smith Academy.
WRITTEN FOR THE SUNDAY REPUBLIC
What promises to be one of the most in
teresting features In the St. Louis Univcr
Ity indoor meet, to be held the night of
March H, at the Coliseum, is the intercol
legiate relay race, which will practically be
resolved into a :.-i--.tch between Washington
and the -Missouri State universities. Both
Institutions have entered teams and from
tho material represented tho race should
lurnlsh a hot contest.
Missouri Unlveralty has several men of
ability entered in other events, notably
Hans Wulff, the former High School boy.
who jW 111 represent the Stato Institution in
the nolo -vault and weight events-. Washing
ton has Tug Wilson In the hurdles, Wilson
eing -captain or last siason's Amherst
team. Other cand dates from the local col
lege are Bray, Lehmann. Blschoft and
Representatives from the Christian Broth
ers' College will enter and a team has been
training lor somo necks under the college
grand stand, whera a slxtj-jard straight
away cuurcv Is afforded tho men for prac
tice. vliasUtU and Yore will most likely r.p-
rpSATIt tho ortllopo In fho trrtpb otortra tit
Lontinottl is believed to be tied up" with '
uasenau. win jacKson win do ine colleges
pntry-ln tho weight events.
NqtlDcatlon was received last week that
tho Manual Training School of Loulsvlllu
was to send a team here One fact about
this team L that It Is being coached by C.
1. Lucas, the vorld's champion potat
racer. This championship may seem a sin
gular event In which to hold honor, but
Lucas will be remembered as being fairly
expert at the game. He appeared in tho
Stnte meet last spring at C. B. (".. winning
the evyit and capturing the potato race at
the Hibernian games in the l"Ulr Grounds
This Manual team Is now at Georgetown.
where it appeared In the games of last
evening. Klrkcvllle is expected to send six
men,, and the customary rumor about a
Imln lnarl of rnotorti' fa filan In fnrntt It
v Is said 400 of these latter gentry are to ac
company the team. Shurtleff Is expected
to send representatives to the meet.
Illinois and Chicago have a dual meet
March 21. which wilt prevent them trom be
ing represented here. Michigan 13 also tied
up with dates, and will be unable to come.
Wisconsin, however, ia expected to send a
team to this city.
Interest will attach to the hurdles, if Al
x In Kranzlcln will accept an Invitation
which has ben tendered him to come here.
He Is now practicing medicine in Milwau
kee, but it is thought ho may come here to
Scnolastle athletes will turn out in force
CHAMPBONSHIP BOUTS PENDING
EXCITE WIDESPREAD INTEREST.
v Yqung Corbett-McGovern and Jim Ccrbctt-Jeffrics Affairs Are A
ing Attention Throughout the Country Jim Corbetr Is Cone
ing Attention Throughout tne uountry dim Lorberr is Conced
ed a Good .Chance Against the Champion by Many Experts
Prospects for Local Bouts Promise Good Fights Next
WRITTEN FOR THE SUNDAT REPUBLIC.
With Jim Corbctt and Jim Jeffries
matched and with Young Corbett due to
mix with Trry Slcticvern the latter part
of this month, affairs in the prize ring are
furnishing some topics for devotees of the
spori to discuss. Probably greater Inter
est Is nroused Just at present in tho Cor-bett-)McGovern
battle than in any other con
tent.; Tlus fact Is due to the extreme uncertain
ty of the outcome. In the minds of most
Ierspns. The av erage follower of the game
la inclined to believe that this will bo a
,"punch' fight. That is. that the man get-
ling' me nrst crack to nis opponents jaw
wlllnvln the fight. Both men havoknock-
l outs up their nlecvcs and this property is
going to plaj- an Important part in tho bat
It Is extremely likely that McGovern will
be favorite in the betting when the men
finally come togethei. Ills work against
Billy, Mhjnard has turned many followers
of pugilism in his favor men who previous
ly had been inclined to favor Corbett They
believe that Terry has proved conclusively
that he has not gone back and that he still
has his punch of olden days.
One significant point in this matter, how
ever. Is the fact that Young Maynard sta
ted that Corbett was the hardest man of the
Salr to battle; that Young Corbett's blows
urt him most: that Corbett was Just as
persistent a fighter as McGovern, and that
a blow which seemed to stagger Terry had
no effect on the feather-weight champion.
It will be recalled that McGovern had all
the better of his fight with Maj-nard, save
at one period, when the latter shook him
up vith a punch on the mouth. This same
punch, according to Blllj-, -was landed time
and again on Young Corbett and had no ef
fect." The champion would merely smile
and come back for more.
Young Corbctt proved his capacity for
taking punishment In his bout with Eddie
Hanlon, and It certainly appears as if he
trhould win from McGovern, odds or no odds.
One jpolnt which, must bo remembered Is
the fart, that he has not been in condition
in ajsingle one of his recent battles.
No;excuee can be offered for this, but his
form, may be explained by his lack of con
dition. It Is a certainty, however, that he
will iiot be In this shape when he ties up
wlth'McGovcrn. if he is In good form and
)m trained faithfully for the occasion, he
GERARD B. XAMBER.T.
Who will represent Smith Academy In tho
St. Louis Unhersity Indoor meet.
for the event, and both Smith and High
have manv athletca in tho meet. Many of
the Western Military Academy bos are
now attending school at Smith Academy,
and Coach Everhardt is supervising their
work. High School has Richer. Krutszch.
Boothby. Mason and Pascoo in the various
What promises to arouse local Interest is
the lnter"cholast!c relay race. The event
has practically narrowed down to a relay
ltween Hlii and Smith, since Western
Military Academy Is virtually out of It on
account of the fire which recently destrojed
Its training quarters, and Manual Training
School has not as vet signified any desire
of entering the event.
The Smith athletes are training hard for
the event, and promise to put up a game
fight for the point banner. Only two of
last ear's crack team are training for the
meet. Thtv are Percy Lawrence, who is
captaining the team, and Gerard B. Lam
bert. Several are training for the relay
team, the most likely of whom are Law
rence. Hellman. C. Smith. Morcum. Leland
and Slegmund. The most premising candi
date for the hurdles is Morcum. who wilt
be remembered as the man representing the
Western Military Academy -in the hurdle
events at the intcicholastlc field meet last
spring, and who put up a plucky race
against Hodgen In the 13)-jard event.
Morcum has been attending classes at
Smith for the last month He Is credited
vlth being an excellent all-around man.
Lawrence will be his companion in the
hurdles. Smith w-11 be represented in th
broad jump and pole vault by Lambert and
Morcum. The latter holds a record of IS
feet 8 Inches in the first event. The high
Jump has created quite a stir among the
boys, and three men Lawrence. Leland
and Delano are entered. In this event
Smith will miss the services of Moll, who
left tho academy two months ago. Moll
hoids .1 record of 66 inches In the high
Jump. He intends to enter the meet as an
Stanard will uphold the red and white In
the shot-put. If Coach Everhardt's expec
tations are lived up to. the sturdy jouTn
should hurl the sphere about !S feet. Stan
ard is the man who plajed the tackle posi
tion on the Smith football team last sea
son. The llfty-vard dash has brought out sev
eral men, as has also the mile event, in
which Glaser will run for Smith. Taken
nil In all. the Smith bojs should carry off
their share of the laurels. They have tho
grit and spirit which has been a prominent
factor In former Smith victories. They train
dally at the Armory, but within the next
week will repair to the Coliseum.
Coach Everhardt has nothing but words
of praise for his te-im and Is exercising all
his skill In the interest of the boys. He
declares that, besides the bulky Stanard. he
may run a dark horse in the shot-put event.
should win from Terry. If he indulges in
anj- dissipation before the battle. McGovern
Khnttlil retrain tho ohntnnlonTi!ti
Never in the hltorj- of pugilism ha a '
cnampionsnip oeen recovered by a man who
once lost It. Bettors who are backing Mc
Govern, therefore, are betting on a propo
sition for which there Is no precedent. It
Is not precedent that decides fights, how
ever. It Is ability. And Ir looks as if
Young Corbett, oa this ground, should re
tain his title.
In the heavy-weleht class. Jim Corbett
and Jim Jeffries have taken up much space
the last week. It certainly appears ns If
the ble fellows should tie up for a good,
fast match, and It also appears as if a real
ly good contest should result. Manv of
thoij who attended the only battle of the
men. fought at Conej- Island, are still en
thusiastic over the sport afforded by the
respective styles of the contestants. And
the mjijorlty 6t these spectators favor Cor
bett. Sharkey Is quoted as picking Jeffries to
win In a few rounds Sharkey, it will be
remembered, also picked Ruplln to win
from Jeffries in a few rounds. His opinion
on prize fight had better le compared in
each case, to Judge from the experience of
the past. Npt that Corbett seems to have
the better chance in this bout; far from It.
But Corbett seems to have a good chance,
at least, to -win the battle. '
Those who havo son Jeffries when he
landed ono of his blows nsk how any hu
man being can survive such a punch. Thos0
who have seen Corbett In action recently
ask how any person is going to land a
hard punch on him. So there jou arc.
One thing seems to be conceded, and that
Is, Corbett has not the same punch ho had
a few vears agov Never celebrated as a
hard hitter, he, seems to hav e Ion somo of
the steam he once possessed. If ho wins
the pending battle it is certain that he will
have to depend on points, and points alone.
On this sort of a game, he Is the match of
any man in the world.
When Joe Gons passed through here a
week -ago. the light-weight champion
thought that Corbett's chances were good.
He had Just left the East, had seen Cor
bett in action and had watched him at
work. He stated that Jim had his old-time
speed, but was Inclined to be chary about
talking of Corbett's punch. Sporting writers
pf the East, however, agree that Corbett
has lost some of his hitting ability in en
deavoring to regain his old-time speed.
Even with this loss, however, many think
SHARPSHOOTERS WANT TO PRACTICE
UNDER AUSPICES OF GOVERNMENT.
Local T?odit3 of Marksmen Favor Some System of Target Traciice
Under Supervision of the Army Officials They Believe That In- ,
teifst Among Citizens Would Result in the Development of
a High Grade of Marksmanship Views of Local Shots.
wniTTi:x rort nin suxdat nErunuc
Sportsmen of the city are considerably
Interested In a movement, recently &tartd
ly nuitiben of the St. LouLs Lons-Rargc
Slnrp--hootlnc A?soclatlon, to inaugurate
I Bereral target practice throupthout the coun-
1 try under Goomment nusplces and undr
Government invtructlon. rrealdent C V
Smith of the organization has taken the
matter up and is now arousing Interest in
To obtain some suggestions on the matter,
O-arles Dtxter, the broker, recently com
municated with tho Ordnance Department
cf the United States, setting forth the views
of the aociatlon on the subject ard asking
for comment by oltlcars of the department.
He brlelh outlined the plans of the local
association, which provided for the appoint
ment of nrm olllcers at tho various pets
throughout the country as teachers of
tr.arkiinanshlp for certain dajs in each
week, for the furnishing of suitable arms
and for the suppl l-.g of ammunition by the
Government, thte arms and the ammuni
tion to be under the eje of the Instructing
officer, wr-o would sec th it they were han
DirncuiriEs in the way.
In reply, he received a letter from Captain
J. II. Javnes of th- Ordnance Department
showing thp difficulties In the way of such
a scheme, although admitting Us valua.
Captain Javnes pointed out that the ex
pense of furnishing modern ammunition was
cry sreat and would havo to be taken up
I by special appropriation; that modern arms.
as last as avauaoie, were being suppiieu
to the troops and that none-jvould be on
hand for some time for use in target prac
tice; and lastly, that the Inauguration of
ranges throughout the countrj, except at
points controlled by the Government, would
be npt to result in ace dents on account of
the Ions range of modern weapons
He ended bv stating that this last feature
would have to be considered seriously, as
ranges would have to be constructed for
those deslrlns practice. Ranges would have
in rrn tn Ihn rltlzpns ho M Initpnrt at tt-
j lzens to the military ranges now- existing.
. I.nnmranre tarcet nractice. if at all ceneral.
he believed, would bo attended by accident.
THINK SCHEME IS PRACTICAL.
While agreeing with some o the points
set forth by Captain Jaynes, Mr. Smith
and hte fellow-marksmen in the club be
lieve that tho scheme of target practice
under Government auspices is perfectly
practicable and that it could bo carried
through successfully. The value to the
countrj. they tay, would be Immense.
"What wo need la rioro Ions-range marks
men and moro marksmen at nil ranges,"
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CAPTAIN W. P. SCIIAAF.
Former coach of the St. Louis Police De
partment, who advocates' Governmental In
struction, at shooting ranges.
said Mr. Smith, "as they would be of the
greatest -value In time of war. If some ss
tem of Instruction was adopted under Gov
ernment care, by which citizens could be
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paring for one of his bouts.
that the former champion has a good
chance to make his name once more wide
ly known In the coming fight. One point Is
significant; and that is. writers of the East
apree that Corbctt Is in as good trim now
as when he fought Jeffries the first tlmp.
This being so. it is hatTI to see how Corbett
can be called an outsider in the battle.
Whether any referee can be found who
will give a verdict on points, even If Cor
bett wins It, of course was a topic for dis
cussion. The championship has never
changed himis on points, although It has
passed from one hand to another without
a holder being knocked out before this.
Local bouts of the week will Include the
Kcllj--Schreck tight and the Forbes-Love af
fair. This last fight Is probably attracting
more attention than that carded for the
main event, as Forbes"s performances in
the davs of the old Pastime Club are wcU
Love has never had an opportunity to be
come widely known as yet, on account of
his fights being mainly with boxers of
minor Importance in tho past. He has a
good record, however. Including many
knockouts of tough men. and is certainly
a sturdy boy at the weight. He simply has
not been advertised as .id Forbes In his
There Is' no disputing Forbes's ability In
epite of his recent defeat by Frankle Nell
in San Francisco. Clarence's friends state
that his lasting seven rounds against the
man admitted to be the toughest proposi
tion in the bantam division, next to Harry
Forbe. was really a feather in Clarence's
cap; that he was untrained on that occa
sion, and that hla showing was really cred
itable. This will be decided by his showing of
Thursday night. If he can dispoe of lyn-e
he has eimc-d a right to be considered back
In his old-lime form. Love has been work
ing hard of late and is in perfect trim.
Jake Chaim. who hard'es Love. Is well
pleased with the opportunity afforded him
to get little Johnny Kelly on with Harry
Torbes in Chicago in the next fotnlght.
Though thp battle will be at catch weights,
he believes that Kelly can make a good
showing against Hnrrj-. In spite of the let
ter's advantage In avoirdupois. After Har
ry's showing against Tokell lattlv. Kelly's
stock will be boosted if he even staja the
limit with the bantam champion.
The other Kelly, Hugo, is now back at
taught by competent Instructors, could be
furrlshed with the proper arms and ammu
nition and could be afforded .1 range on
which to practice. I think It would be gen
erally tikcn advantage of. In ca-e of war,
this .-ame practice would be Invaluable."
Other members of his club think tho
Mine, and they believe that an appropria
tion for such a purpose would arouse gen
eral lnteret To prevent control of ranges,
arms or ammunition filling Into Irresponsi-bli-
hands they suggest that Government
othcers at the arlous posts, such as Jeffer
son Barracks, be detailed to serve as In
structors and to look after the Government
propertv at the ranges
Captain Javnes's letter held up the point
admitted to be the chief question In the
matter that of securing ranges suitable for
long-range work near all cities. Two or
three such ranges exist nenr this city, but
places Tor practice would hav e to be created
at many other points.
ANOTHER PLAN IS SUGGESTED.
One suggestion was offered, however, by
Captain Schaaf, a veteran member of the
club, who thinks that tha scheme can be
made practicable without Government ap
propriation. On this, point he said:
"If it ivlll require too much money to fur
nish free ammunition, which seems prob
able. I think the undertaking can jet be
carried through by another sjstem. That
is for the Government to Issue honorary
emblems of some sort as indications of
marksmanship and to appoint coaches at
various ranges for the encouragement of
"Instead of establishing any new ranges,
let the present ranges be taken and let a
Government coach be appointed at one
such place In each city. He may be an army
officer or some other expert. I,et him teach
the candidates how to use their weapons
and let him keep track of the scores shot
under his direction.
"Certain scores would be rewarded with
buttons indicating a certain mark, with
medals indicating another rank, and so on.
These emblems could be of little cost, as
tho honor of the thing Is what would be
most sought after. All that is needed is to
have It shown that the Government takes
cognizance of the work, and I think It
would be remarkable how many persona
would turn out for practice.
REWARDS FOR HIGH SCORES.
"The same system could be applied at
military posts and the same reward given
for hfirh-olnss Rcores. Every man shooting.
if he happened to be a citizen, could fur
nish his own ammunition. The ammuni
tion, of course, would be supplied the sol
diers. I think it would not-.be very long be
fore the button or medal Indicating high
class marksmanship became highly prized
everj where, and would be regarded as one
of the highest decorations available.
"Certainly the soldiers would take the
matter up, and it would be a point of pride
with them. At present there Is nothing to
indicate that the army In general takes in
terest in marksmanship, and I think that
some movement of the sort would be great-
"This establishment of coaches and the
supplving of rifles would cost little. If
those competing for the medals furnished
their own ammunition, the Government
would be put to only trifling expense. In
terest taken in the medals hung up by the
United States Revolver Association shows
how practicable is such a scheme and what
interest will be aroused If it is seen that
general Interest In army circles is taken In
VALUABLE IN TIME OF WAR,
"I believe that the -value In time of war
would be Incalculable. From my own ex
perience I think that one regiment able to
shoot well Is worth ten regiments of aver
age marksmen Anv rumor of war would
send citizens flocking to the ranges under
Government auspices, particularly those
where good scores were being made. Ana
the rewards of marksmanship wojld, I am
sure, be considered badges of honor.
"Some such hcheme is certainly practica
ble, and I think that It might be noticed
In case the Government cannot concern It
self with the matter, either the State or
the individual cities should take the matter
,10 Tf t, oi,li3 o 1 mtioh TTioro aonelh?o nm.
vision than man of the militia measures
now adopted by the legislatures in various
Members of the sharpshootlng association
Intend to puh the matter and to try and
Institute some such sjstem In this citj If
the cltj. State or Government will not hang
up some little emblems as trophies and as
badges of marksmanship, they believe that
private subscription may accomplish much.
The feature of tni-owing the shoots open
to all citizens desiring to compete will. It
is thought, arouse general Interest. More
Hill probablj- be heard from, the matter
In a characteristic sparring attitude.
work after a siesta of two or three days in
his room at the Rozier Hotel. His work on
the road in the raw and ralnj weather of
last week developed a cold that laid him up
temporarily, and he was forced to stay In
doors for a couple of dajs. He Is now back
in reasonablj" good form.
Hugo Is confident of winning from
Schrcck again, and the bout promises a
good contest. Taken all together, the fights
of Thursdaj- should be of Interest.
Jake Chaim is anxious to bring George
Shrosbee to this cltj- for a bout with the
winner of the Kelly-Schreck go. Shrosbee
is one of the best-known joung fighters In
Chicago and scales about 153 at his best.
MINER BURIED JNSNOWSLIDE.
Friend Finds Unconscious Man
and Administers Kestoratives.
Sllverton, Colo., March 7. A miraculous
escape from death in a snowBlIde occurred
near tho Magic mine, seven miles from
Two miners started to go from here to
Auray on snowehoes. "When 'near the Bur
ro bridge, while crossing a giilch, a slide
came down upon them, carrying them down
the hill about half a mile.
One of the men was able to extricate
himself, his face and one hand being, free.
He pulled himself out after a struggle and
looked about for his partner's body. He
soon found it about two feet under the
He began digging in the slide with noth
ing but the broken snowshoe and his bare
hands. He soon uncovered his partner's
face, but the man was apparently dead.
Th bodv was in a standing position.
He at last dug a hole In the snowsllfie to
a depth of five feet, clearing a space large
enough to allow him to pull the body out
of the tightly packed snow.
He had not the least Idea how long he
was at work, but Just as he got the body
out Joe Warner, superintendent of the Sil
ver Ledge, and a miner, who bad seen him
at work, arrived at the scene of rescue. The
man was unconscious, but was revived.
BROWNS OFF FOR
TO TRAIN FOR
Preparatory Work Will IJe Dpnc a t I.aron Kougc, Where Excellent
Quarters Have Been Secured Players Appear in Fine Fettle
After Winter's Sojourn TJright Prospects for .Captining
Pennant Pitching Staff Considered One of the I?et in
SCENE IN AMERICAN
Manager McAleer, Assistant Secretarj-
The brown-hosed warriors will start to
day on their Journei' for Baton Rouge,
where thej- will do their preparatorj work
prior to the opening of the championship
Although nearly all the teams In the
American League are evenlj- balanced and
havo a look in for pennant honors. St.
Louis has a team this, jear that will make
the pennant winners do some strenuous
work before the pennant bunting sails on
a foreign Hag-pole. ,
With that bunch of binglers Burkett.
Heldrlck and Hemphill In the outfield, the
team that can keep the official scorer work
ing harder registering hits i! entitled to
In the infield the Browns will have the
old standbys Wallace. Anderson. Padden
The man who brought four pennants to St.
and McCormlck and. while there are other
plajers In the League with better records)
ui iiiu uuiiriiii xuiue. nuue uo more earnest
work to win games, and in the end sln-ceritj-
cuts a large figure in the race.
The pltcnlng staff of the Browns can
hardly be beaten. Powell. Slevers. Sudhoff.
Donahue and smiling Billy Reldy are
Pitchers of tho old school, who look closer
to the winning of games than keeping the
hits to the one-and-two mark.
Back of the bat Kahoe and Sugden are
due for better work than thej- did last
jear, ana If they show good the locals will
have an even break to float the first pen
nant that St. Louis has had since Coraiskey
Manager McAleer said that his team
would be better this jear than it was last,
and should win the pennant. Win or lose,
McAleer promises to give local patrons a
chance to see some of the fastest games ever
seen in St. Louis, and his chances ror land
ing the bunting are as bright as an- team
in the American league.
The securing of Dave Brain bj- Manager
Donovan i one of the smoothest ba-eoall
deals engineered b- a local manager In a.
numoer 011 ears lie is a last runner, a
sure hitter, a fielder that compares f.ivor-
. u.ui wiin nny man m euner league, ana
1 Is bound to help the locals out of the rut
thej' were In last jear.
At third the Cardinals, have been weak
sinie McGraw left, and his plajing in this
city was decidedly off color, as tne followers
of baseball will attest.
Although Brain has not the craft of a
McGraw. or the whip of a Wallace, he will
fit very snugly on the third cushion for the
McAleer did not reach St. Louis until
Wednesdaj-. Ho has wintered well, and is
ready for a season's work. His plans for
the Browns' spring training trip were per
fected through correspondence. He ex
pressed himself as much pleased at the set
tlement of the major league wtir, and pre
dicted that the rivalry- between the Cardi
nals and Browns would be free from bitter
ness. "Wo fought each other last season," he
said, "and were readj- to continue the war
In 1j03. but the parties most interested have
settled their differences and are on friendly
terms 1 am sincere in sajing that I hope
that Donovan and his team will be well up
In the National League race ami havo a
paying patronage at League Park. There
is plenty of business for two teams, and
the more ptople that are Interested in the
game the better it will be for both of us.
"The spring series will be fought to a
finish. The Browns will win every game if
they can, and so will the Cardinals It is
too early to talk about our line-up. I could
only speculate, and I guesg Donovan Is in
the same fix. There may be qne or two of
my bojs backward in rounding to, but it
will not be for lack of wort. Thoro'i! h
no loafing on this trip. There is not a trtlrk
er on our paj roll, and I honestly believe
that I could send them South with the cer
tainty that they would come back to me In
shape. I do not boss my plajers. I did
not need a master when I was in the game,
and I don't want a player of that O'pe on.
"We'll get away on Sunday. March 8. and
be back about April 2. I have booked a
number of exhibition games at Baton
Rouge and other Southern points, and hope
to more than make expenses. I have no
deals that I care to discuss, but if there
Is a chance to strengthen, we'll not let it
get awaj-. Many good men will be released
this spring, and I will watch the official
bulletins with Interest and, I hope, with
The Cardinals will reach St Louis on
March 9 and leave for Dallas, Tex., next
daj There will oe nothing but work while
they are awaj-. There will lc too many
plajers to do justice to all, and Dcnovan Is
liable to lose a good man or tv,o throoSh
inability to get a line on so manj-. When
two teams of Curdlnals are engaged In a
game, more than nine will be on the bench
or practicing In a corner of the lot. Eat
will probably not do much playing, butne
can't afford to keep Farrell, Nicols, Barclay
and the other stand-bj-s of the team out of
the games to give the youngsters a chance
for practice, for they need practice, and
will be needed In the series with the
A more conscientious man never had
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ill JHIi tflrriirT MBIiTB
Bj- a Republic Photographer.
LEAGUE LOCAL Ori'ICE.
William Walsh and Director Ben Adkins.
charge of a ball club than Pat Donovan,
and he will bo In hot water until he has
culled the Cardinals of 1503 from the big col
lect'on of plajers at his dispos.il. He will
be Just as careful not to do Injustice to
plajer or club, and If he makes a mistake
no one will regret it more than himself.
Harry Kane has little to do to be on edge
for a season's work. He has plajed basket
ball and taken gjmnastlc exercise at the
ChristI in Brothers' Codege for slxtj- dajs.
and Is within a few pounds of plajmg
weight. For the last two weeks he has
worked out his arm with the squad of col
lege pitchers, and whi e he has wise'y made
na special elfort for speed, he Is mucn
pleased at the strength of his salarj" wing.
Kane has given the twlrlers of the institu
tion manj- pointers on pitching, and is a
great faorue with tha brothers and stu
dents. He prefers to plaj- In Pittsburg,
and hopes Drevfuss will not come to a de
cl'icn about him until after the tralnlnc
trip Is over.
"Drejfus and Clarko are a great combi
nation to work for." said the southpaw,
"and with their coaching and the support
of' the Pirates. I don't see how I can well
fail to make good. I am ambitious to be
come a major league pitcher. I believe I
hav the goods and am desirous of settling
my professional status
"Lack of control will not be mj- fault this
jear. 1 am -pajing specal attent'on to put
ting the ball over, and mj' succtss in prac
tice convinces me that the team that beats
me has got to hit me, for I am not going to
distribute rasses to batsmer. There will
not be a plajer on the Pittsburg piy roll
who will trj- harder to make good than I
will. If I am assigned to the Philadelphia
Club I'll give It my best services, but I
cannot expect to have the success that I
believe I would attain with the peerless
j "The time Is ripe for the Plaj-ers' Pro
tective .V-sociatton to put itself on a sound
basis." This statement was made by Dale
D. Gear, president and manager of the Kan
sas City American Association Club, and
formerlj- secretarj of the Players' union.
firar nnt nnlv K-iifl th .ns.snointfnn should
I not be allowed to die out, but went into de
tail t" show why the organization wa3
needed and the heneflt it would be to the
plajers, the managera and the baseball pub
lic. ii cm not taiK irom tno stanupomt
of the magnate, but from that of the plaj--er.
Not that the local manager was at
tempting to start an agitation of anj- kind.
His views were brought forth by tho ques
tion of the condition of the unldn. Gear
was seated In his oince chatting with John
ny Kline: of the Chicago National League
Club. Joe Tinker of the same team, and a
number of local newspaper men.
"The Plaj'ers' Association seems to be
somewhat of a dead issue," one of the re
"Well It shouldn't be," spoke up the
former secretary. "The big leagues have
m-ule peace and an agrjement is about to
be signed with the minor association and
under such (conditions now is the time for
the plajers to make their association
amount to something.' The time Is ripe for
the solid union of the plajers. not onlj- in
the American and the National League, but
in all the minor organizations. All leagues
should be represented. In times of war this
association was not needed, and with, the
plajers drawing more salarj tnan they
were worth, the union was of little use.
But conditions havo changed now, and the
scorer the plajers get banded together the
better. Now I am not plotting against the
magnates, for I reallj believe an organiza
tion of plajers handled In the right waj
would prove of benefit to all concerned. I
am no longer an officer In the organization,
and do not know Just what Is being done at
present, but I certainly think an effort
should be made to extend the membership.
"Mj plan would be to have all of the six
teen leagues of importance In the countrj
represented bj- one delegate, with posiblj
two from each of the major organizations.
These delegates would meet and elect one
of their number president and one secre
tary. Of the delegates there would also he
a committee appointed to consider all griev-
Tho popular little -outfielder of the New
York American League team.
ances and adjust all claims. A small, com.
pact body like this could accompllsn much
more than a large, unwieldy bodv. And.
another thing, I don't think the due- should
be as much 03 J2 a month. Thej should h
small. as the only salary which it would be
ncccssarj to paj would be that of the lec
retary and slight expense of the delegates
to the meetings would be the only other ex
pense. A well-organized association of this
kind could do more than anj thing else
toward preventing contract Jumping..
Cantract Jumping Is a sore spot with
Gear, as he lost a number of his best men
last jear, after thej had signed contracts
"But It Isn't alwaj-s the plaj-er who Is re
sponsible for tho contract Jjmping." he
continued. "The managers themselves h-jve
a whole lot to do with it. Take the fisnt
between the Western League and our as
sociation last jear. Was there any case In
which a player asked to be taken by the
opposition? In some instances a man can
hardly be blamed for getting- all tho salary
he can, but when a man signs a contract
to do such a thing with the full intention
of doing co he should not allow himself to
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iLmBB i-iv 'In ijnlB
y 1 - .' t
bo bribed to do otherwise. Last year th
Wcstern League had men come on all tho
waj- frcm Colorado to trj to get our plaj
erj to Jamp their contracts. And at an
otner time one of the manager" was sent
following us over the circuit, but my nun
were honest and stajed with me, after the
few with no ser.se of honor had jumped. A
v 'll-organlzed plajers' association co-iU
"And. another thing, a member of this
association of plajers should be on the
cumpiittee which makes tho rules. The
plajer Is the person who plijs- the gam
and knows what is best. Take some of
th-e magnates who haven't plajed the
game for fifteen jears. jet while sitting
on the bench thej- expect to be able f
frame up rul-s which will be of benefit :
the game. The plajers ehould be repre
sented on the Rules Committee, by all
Sundrj- trades of plajers are more than
rrobable The entanglements into which
manv Diajtrs got themselves can only bo
, cleared awaj by the transfer of certain
rrtnry If tho cn.,fi,a,t-in nlor Wrn I.ft
whore the wheel .f fortune threw them
after peace v.a-. declared, thev would be
sulkj", misanthrorlc and dil-iclined to pluv
good bilL A few exchanges would land
the-e men where thej would be contented,
3atisfj the club owners and Insure better
and more harmonious ball all along both
circuits. Men like Beiehantj' and Davis, for
Instance, need s.. clal treatment. Both of
these plaj'ers ought to be given to the New
York Nationals on condition that the Goth
am club makes g ctl whatever liabilities are
lihclvcd, and alo forks ovtr plaj-ers to
Chicago and Washington. If Delehanty
went back to Washington the -Washington
club would have to ccugh J4 j0 already ad
"vanced Del bj New lork, and Del would
have to plaj the string out for about JSW.
Bj leaving Del at New York the Washing
ton team can get rid of a discontented and
sullen plajer, save .1 lot of monej and Io--e
little or nothing In plajing strength, while
New York would get a well-satisfied ball
toser, give up a let of coin which doesn't
count in New York and gain greatly in tho
net strength of the club.
Connie Mack is now h-ird at work with
hi-- pltchera in Jacksonville, where, accord
ing to the Inquirer's staff correspondent, he
has corralled a bunch of promising joung
sters. Connie realizes that much more Is
expected of him at the opening of this
j ear's campaign than there was at the be
ginning of last season. This time lastj'ear
no one not even Connie himself had tho
slightest Idea that the Athletics were des
tined to win the championship after the
most stubborn race in the history of or
ganized baseball, and as a consequence the
cranks would have been charitable If there
had been a slump or a conspicuous fa IN
down. It will be just the other waj- round
this spring. The Athletics are champions
and their performance will be judged bj'
championship standards. What was par
donable last season will be a rank offense
I No one better understands this than that
wise gazabo. Cornelius McGillicuddj. With
his pitching force, anj thing like up to the
standard of New York. St. Louis, Chicago.
Cleveland or Boston, he Is confident that
he will be in the hunt all season, if. indeed.
GRANT LA BARGE,
Scion of a prominent St- Louis family, who
will plaj with tho Terre Haute team of
the Central League this season.
he does not again win the championship.
That Is why he Is so anxious to try out his
experiments before the real struggle begins.
If he secures but one man out of the ngw
bunch to help out Waddell. Plank and W U
son. he will be pretty well fixed In the box.i
There Is not the slightest reason to doubt
that Coaklej. who will Join the team In
June, will make good. Five good pitchers
should be enough for anj team.
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