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JOHN U. SMYTH
716 West Madison Street
Telephone Hnymnrket 836
Specializing in West Side Real Estate
BOB MARTIN IS PROMISING ASPIRANT
FOR HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE
FRANK CHANCE ONCE
DARED JIM CORBETT
CUE SKILL OF CHAMPION WILLIAM HOPPE
DUE LARGELY TO INFLUENCE OF FATHER
Accused Champion of "Framing"
With Kid McCoy.
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According to Jimmy Branson, who
has Bob Martin, Iho heavyweight
clinmplon of tho A. K. F. In tow, the
chnmplon of tho United States nrniy
will ub n revelation when lio starts
his cnmputgn In tho American ring. I
saw Uronson over In Detroit tho other
night and .Tnmcs conllded that Mar
tin Is every bit ns Rood nH the critics
claim and n llttlo bit more, writes
Harry Hockstadter In Chicago Eve
Is a Terrific Hitter.
"Hob Is n tcrrlllc hitter," said
Jimmy. "Ho has Just nbout mined all
tho sparring partners that I dig up for
him. Ho can't help himself. All ho
knows Is to hit hard, and after u few
days of work his sparring partners
leave tho training camp. 1'vo had nob
living out In tho woods, close to na
ture, and nil that stuff. Here we have
a camp cook and Bob goes around
butting down trees and breathing
plenty of fresh air.
"I don't Intend to do any claim
WILL COACH ITALIANS
I'lutt Adams, world famous track
nud Held athlete, has boon appointed
to coach the Italian team for the
Olympic games next year and has sail
ed for Italy.
FAVORS CHANGE IN SOCCER
Danny Shea, Famous English Player,
Would Penalize Player Who Boots
Ball Over the Line.
Several suggestions by Danny Shea,
tho famous Blackburn Hover soccer
player of England, will provo Inter
esting to enthusiasts In this country,
where tho kicking stylo of football Is
growing In popularity. Rhea advo
cates changes In the laws of tho gnme
that, If adopted, might find supporters
here. Shea would penalize tho "kick
er out," that Is tho player who boots
tho ball over tho boundary lino on
fho sldo of tho Held, by awarding a
rrco kick Instead of a throw In. He
would have It that a player could not
bo ruled outsldo on two-thirds of tho
playing pitch, or, In other words, that
a player can only bo given offsldo on
tho third part of tho Held at the op
posing goal, Instead of half, as at
present. Ho also recommends that a
goal could bo scored direct from a
RACING VALUES INCREASING
Caulfleld Cup In Victoria Raised From
$20,000 to $25,000 Other Events
Racing values are constantly In
creasing In Australasia. In Victoria
tho Caullleld cup has been raised from
$20,000 to $25,000 mid tho Melbourne
cup from $80,000 to $!l.p,000, while In
New Zealand tho Auckland cup's value
has been increased from $12,000 to
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ing of championships for tho A. E. F.
hero for some time to como. Accord
ing to present plans we are preparing
Hob for n bnttlo with Jack Dcmpsey,
hut It won't be for some months
yet. Wo are going to work our way
up to that point by degrees.
"I'm going to give the big fellow
plenty of boxing. ' That's what ho
needs more than anything else. You
see, he has done everything asked of
him while In the army In a boxing
line. They all looked allko to Mr.
Martin. He Just tore them to
pieces with his trip-hammer blows and
bo Is sure to repeat when ho starts
plowing through tho professional
Ideal as Champion.
"Right now I havo a half dozen of
fers for his appearance. Every nem
her of tho A. E. p. who saw Martin
or read about hltn wants to see how
this fellow pans out. Ho Is the Idol
of tho soldier boys and would niako
an Ideal champion."
ONLY PLAYER TO TAKE
PART IN EVERY GAME
IJunny Brief, whose real name
is Anthony norjeskl, was the
only plnyer In the American as
sociation this your to take part
in every game. He played 152
games for the Kansas City outfit,
neatly all at first base. His llrst
work for tho Kaws this year
was at third base. Brief was
with the Pirates In 1017, and
during that year was sent to the
Louisville club. Last year and
this ho was with the Kansas
City team. He wielded his bat
with effect during tho season,
getting a batting average of .112 1.
Providence enjoys legalized Sunday
Riverside, C'nl., will resume Its polo
activity this winter.
Howlers of How York city and vicin
ity will pay 20 cents a gamo this year.
Penn has fourteen elght-onrcd crows
practicing, directed by Coach Joo
Edward Alnsmlth, catcher for tho
Detroit Americans, has signed a con
tract for 1020.
Mlko Gonzales, (Hunts' backstop, is
playing winter hall with tho Havana,
Cuba, team. Ho Is a Cuban.
St. Louis has heard that l'nt Moran
wishes to trade Jlutnilo Hlng for Jack
Smith. It doesn't listen reasonable,
Captain M. II, Thompson of the
coast artillery has been appointed di
rector of athletes nt tho forts In Bos
It Is printed In Minneapolis that tho
Millers aro about to obtain Snm Agnew,
.Too Leonard and Mike Menoskey fsom
the Washington club.
Cochran, tho billiard player, mado
the mistake of not sending n scout out
to watch Wllllo IIoppo work before
meeting hlni In tho tournament.
Many Harvard nthletes favor making
tennis a major sport and giving ihe
vurslty "H" to those gaining places on
the Intenolieglnto team at Cambridge.
Brodel, who stroked tho Union H. C.
New York crew, and Druckel of tho
Alunta B. C, two prominent New York
rowing clubs, havo entered Columbia
University nnd will be eligible for the
Former Baseball Star Started Out
With Intention of Giving Pu
gilist a Thrashing Bartender
Interfered at the Right Time.
Tho best fighters aro not In the
ring. Many athletes In lines far re
moved from tho wake of the resin,
could bnttlo with moro effect than
some of the boys who earn their
money meeting tho lnds In their class
In the glove game.
Of all athletes In recent years who
might be depended upon to give u good
account of themselves In any sort of
engagement, Frank Chance, famed as
tho manager of the Chicago Cubs a
few years ago, was a real chumplon.
Ho wns always In first-class condi
tion nnd was as gamo us a mountain
Clianco wns going to whip former
Chnmplon Corbett In the latter's place
of business In New York on one occa
sion, and only the rare presence of
mind on tho part of a bartender pre
vented what might have been n nnsty
encounter. Chance, with some friends,
hnd witnessed the Corbctt-McCoy fight
In Madison Square pinion In August,
1000. That was tho bout In which both
lighters were accused of having
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sent at tho show, and when it was
over tho Cub star was In a white
He told his friends he was going to
Corhett's cafo at Twenty third and
Broadway the next day to tell the for
mer champion what he thought of his
Integrity, and, If nocossnry. lie would
tnko a smash at the boxer. Ho called
on Corbet t as he prnmled. Corbel t
met Frank with a smile on his face.
Chance unloaded his criticism and dec
orated it with a few compliments for
Corbett that swept the latter off his
feel. Chance dared Corbett to raise his
hands, but before Corbett could do so
the bartender told Corbett ho was
wanted on the plume.
Some friends hustled Chance out ol
the place. Corbett was taken In tow
In another room and the trouble blow
over. The matter was fixed up a few
years later, and now Corbett iiik
Chance are good friends, nlthotiil
Chance has never bucked down fron
his stand that tho light was a mil
fake. Tliero aro not many men outside
of the light gume who would huc
courted trouble with Corbett at that
ST0NEHAM BUYS REAL HORSE
Owner of New York Giants Purchased
Bally, Winner of Jerome Handl-
cap, at Auction.
Having bought n race track within
the past fow weeks, Chnrles A. Stone
hum, owner of the New York National
League team, bought a real race hor
the other day at Empire City. Ho pur
cliusi'd Bally, a tlve-yenr-old sou or
Ballot, at the auction sale of tin
horses In training from the stable of
SiHiclmiu races under the iiiime of
the t'usco Stable. But the hoies thin
have run in ills colors have been sell
ing platers of very poor quality.
II L- purchase of Bally, who won tho
Jerome Handicap, nnd for which he
paid S 1,800, would seem to Indicate
that the owner of the Giants Is going
to build up a formidable stable. As
owner with John J. McOrnw of Ori
ental Park In Havana, Cubn( Stone
linni probably thinks that ho should
have it few real thoroughbreds repre
senting him on the track.
WALTER SALMON IS HONORED
Amateur Athletic Union Official Ap
pointed Member of Olympic
Walter J, Snlmon, the prominent
Union otllrlal, has been notified by
Frederick W. Rubin, president of the
Metropolitan association, of hlf ap
pointment u member of tho Arner'.cu
Olympic Amletlc committee.
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Supreme Bllllardlst of His Time.
Wllllo Hoppo has again won n bll
Hard championship over the best ex
ponents of the game In the world.
Tiiero may bo fellows who enn play
a more brilliant game .than Hoppo In
practice. Tliero Is no man, nor uny
set of men, who cnu beat lilm In, a
What Is truo of every other gamo
Is truo of billiards. Tliero aro times
when some men can play brilliantly
when there Is nothing nt stake, but
It Is tho fellow who can always play
brilliantly who gets money and makes
tho championships. Hoppo Is one of
these. He always plays In champion
Has Lived Right
Tho reason ho does that Is that ho
lias always lived In a way to guarun
too constant topnotch play. Ho has
sncrltlced more, probably, than any
other living bllllardlst, and It shows In
Tliero Is no man on earth who, In
tho long run, can beat Hoppo at the
billiard gume, and he has earned the
right to bo the supreme bllllardlst of
his time; he has worked for It.
Whntever success Champion Hoppo
1ms attained nt billiards and by
ninny ho Is conceded to be the greatest
balkllne plnyer of ull time la due
largely to the Inlluence of his fattier,
now a billiard instructor.
John Henry Frank Hoppo was born
In 1802 nt Goshen, N. Y. Ills sons tiro
Frank, tho pocket billiard player, now
living at Hockford; Willie, the balk
llne champion, and Albert, who Is in
business In St. Louis.
Sons Start Game Young.
Frank IIoppo was 7Vj and Wllllo fi'j
wheu they llrst started playing. IIoppo
AGED SCOT IS HARDY
Tho photograph shows Alexander
Mackintosh, who Is slxty-nlno yonrs
"young" demonstnitliiL' bin vlcor bv
putting it 10-lb. shot with nil tho en
ergy and case of a mnn one-third Ids
age. The scene Is nt tho gathering In
tho Princess ltoynl Park, at Braenuir,
TENNIS IS NOT MAJOR SPORT
Harvard Student Council Votes
Against Awarding "H" to Players
Keen disappointment was felt nt tho
recent action of tho student council
at Harvard when It voted that It was
not In fnvor of making tennis a ma
jor sport and awarding members of
tho toam tho "n," but It did favor tho
securing of a tennis con,ch for. tho
'vnrslty team and tho awarding pf an
"H" to Harvard men who win the
singles or doubles event of tho Inter
collegiate tennis tournument. At the
present time,' to gnlii nn "II," n' liar-,
vard tennis man must win tho singled
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Sr. had a combination tnblo and tho
first efforts of the boys was at pocket
billiards. Hoppo toured the country
wllli the youngster, Willie then being
8. Wllllo took up billiards and nt 10
yenrs of ago could play 100 or no
It sometimes has been stated that
Willie stood on u box to play somo
shots, but Ids father denies this. Tho
boy climbed on the tnblo when ho hnd
n long reach to make.
Wllllo IIoppo won Ihe- shortstop
championship of tho world nt Paris
In January, 100-1, and then returned
home nnd toured with tho Into Jako
Schaefer, winning most of his games.
His next goal was tho 18-1 champion
ship nnd for six months ho practiced
under the eye of his father ami then,
going to France, electrified tho bil
liard woild by wresting the title from
Maurice Vlgtinux, the great French
master, on Jan. 15. 1000. Hoppo won,
GOO to .Til, averaging 20.
In fourteen years of championship
play Hoppo has been beaten only
twice In chnllengo matches, onco by
Sutton and onco by Schaefer.
Father Student of Game.
Tliero Is no greater student of tho
gamo than Mr. Hoppo the elder. For
forty years ho watched the lending
players of the world and from this
Htudy evolved a system which Is dif
ferent from that of any other player.
It is tills system which has given
Wllllo his supremacy as a balkllne
player. It Is based largely on tho
method In which the object ball Is hit.
"Time or timing," says Mr. Hoppo, "Ih
tho greatest item in billiards," nnd
his ability In this line has been a big
factor in the work of Wllllo Lloppe,
TWIRLER LOSES A GAME
BEFORE PITCHING BALL
It Is seldom Indeed that n.
pitcher goes into tho box and
loses a gamo In-fore he has oven
pitched a ball, as was the enso
In the Mlhvntikcc-Indlnnapoll?
game, which brought tho Ameri
can association championship
season of mil) to a close. Cavot
entered tho box in tho ninth In
ning with the score tied and by
making a balk with a runner on
third base allowed tho opposing
team to scoro the winning run,
Detroit has organized an amateur
rugby football association.
Hnrvard baseball and lacrosso teams
Will imiko southern trips In 1020.
Coach Spaeth of Princeton has fifteen
elglit-oared crews practicing on Lake
Legalized boxing netted Now Jersey
$50,020.00 for tho fiscal year ending
September ,10 Inst.
Tho Riversldo (N. J.) Yacht club
wants next yeur's men's nnd women's
long-distance amateur events.
Polo and golf hao been added to
tho sports which aro being conducted
for tho men of tho American army In
Ambrose Puttmnn, veteran pitcher
and star of other days, Is now In tho
oil business and said to bo making a
lot of money,
Fielder Jones, formerly manager of
.o White Sox, Is thlnhlng of purchns
hp stock In tho Vancouver club If it Is
uOii.ltted to tho Pacific Coast League.
Hi Is being mentioned as manager.