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THE WASHINGTON TIMES: MONDAY
RUARY 22; 1915. " , .
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Lowe Wisfies Lacfc to Cortez and Langdon May Postpone Big Bout PennanfBee Buzzing
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LOWE EXTENDS HIS
BEST WISHES TO THE
BOXERS AT ARDMORE
Washington Veteran Hopes Langdon
and Cortez Will Have Luck
In Their Fifteen-Round
By LOUIS A.
When Tommy Langdon, of Phila
delphia, and Andy Cortez, of New
York, climb through the ropes to
day at Ardmore to start upon their
fifteen-round battle, they will be
greeted by a telegram from Tommy
Lowe, Washington's veteran light
weight, who is to meet the final win
ner of the elimination series begin
ning today in a contest for the
Southern lightweight championship.
"Tommy Langdon and Andy Cor
tez, Ardmore Club.
"Wish you well in your bout to
day. Hope both of you make good.
Am ready to meet the winner any
time club matches me.
This is the telegram received to
day by Manager Phillips from the
popular Washington boxer today fac
ing Al Bell in Charleston, S. C.
This afternoon the Ardmore Club
one more gets Into the fistic limelight.
It is staging the first of a series of
bouts between lightweights in an effort
to find the best opponent for Tommy
Lowe. In bringing Knockout Brown to
the Capita! on New Tear, it was
thought that the local boy would meet
his match. Instead, Lowe defeatod the
slugger most signally, twice flooring
him and onco almost sending him
through the ropes.
Now another method is being pursued.
Krankle Nelson, of New York, who
drew with Lowo In fifteen rounds at the
old clubhouse; Andy Cortez, whom
many believed entitled to a draw with
Lowe; Tommy Langdon. the Philadel
phia boy; Frankle Whitney, tho "Fight
ing Carpenter." of Cedar Rapids, Iowa,
and somevmore claasy lightweights are
to struggle in elimination bouts, the
final winner to be hooked up with
The first pair to be seen are Tommy
Langdon, of Philadelphia, and Andy
Cortez, of New York, and the outlook
fa for even a bigger throng at Ardmore
today than went out to see Lowe defeat
Kayo Brown. Cortez Is known as a
most willing boxer, while Langdon's
ring record entitles him to equal re
spect. They meet at 133 pounds, the
weight limit set by Lowe ror all op
ponents. Inasmuch as Cortez has not been here
for a year and this is Langdon's first
exhibition before Washington fans,
wagers have been slow to appear. Some
think Cortez will wear down the Quaker
lad with hard body blows, finally
dropping him. But they don't think so
enough to put up much money to back
their belief. Some who have seen Lang
don in action In Philadelphia recently
think ho will keep Cortez away with
that long left jab. But they, too, are a
bit shy about posting any money to
prove it. Even money rules in what
small amount of wagering has been re
ported. There will be thirty-one rounds of
milling today, if all four bouts go
the scheduled distance.
The curtain raiser, starting at 2:15
seee Nack Nonson and Kid Chinn. col
ored lightweights, hooked up in a
ST. PAUL CLUB WILL
BEHOLD, SAYS TALE
American Association Magnates
Appoint Committee to Han
dle Losing Venture.
CHICAGO, Feb. 12. The power of
ratifying any sale already mado of tho
St. Paul American Association club or
belling It before February 36 was given
to a committee of three named yester
day at a meeting of tho magnates here.
President Chlvlngton is chairman and
M. K. Cantlllon. of Minneapolis, and A.
F. Timme are members. The commit
tee Is given the power to take over the
club If advisable.
Proposed retrenchment that would
limit the roster of each club to sixteen,
including tho manager, was discussed
at a protracted meeting. President
Chlvlngton said It was unlikely that
the player limit would bo cut to sixteen,
hut admitted that It might be reduced
from the twenty now allowed each
team in the playing season.
It was decided Dually not to go back
to the ono umpire system, which was
proposed some time ago us a measure
of economy. Most of the club owners
fought the reduction, viewing It as a
sign of weakness, while others thought
the game would be hurt in tho eyes of
spectators, accustomed to tho increased
accuracy which followed the Installa
tion of the doublp umpire system.
Ertell on the Card.
I'HICAUO. Feb. IS "Kewple Kitell
will light Jimmy Walsh as an added
attraction to the Welsh-White go at
Milwaukee Thursday nlgr-s, M.-wir
Star bout Tommy Langdon,
Philadelphia, vs. Andy Cortez,
New York, fifteen rounds, 133
pounds. Enter ring about 3:30
Curtain raiser Nack Nonson,
Washington, vs. Kid Chinn,
Washington, four rounds, 133
pounds. Enter ring at 2:15
Preliminary Young Feeny,
Philadelphia, vs. Young George
Chaney, Baltimore, six rounds,
Preliminary Silent Howard, Ken
dall Green, vs. Danny Sparks,
Indian Head, Md., six rounds,
Referee Patrick F. O'Connor.
four-round affair that should see
more slugging than science. However,
this will whet the appetite for the
two classy six-round battles to fol
low. Young George Chaney, of Baltimore,
Is due to tackle Young Feeney, of
Philadelphia, for six rounds at 120
pounds. Both these little fellows are
fast and have a wallop in either mitt.
Theyare experienced six-round gal
lopers and should keep the fans on
Then comes a blood-and-thunder
slugging match between Silent Howard,
of Kendall Qreen, and Danny Sparks,
of Indian Head, Md., for an oppor
tunity to meet Young Herman Miller,
of Baltimore, in an eight-round con
test. Howard and Sparks are middle
weights, each with a decision In his
favor over Battling Bernard. Howard
will be a bit heavier than Sparks,
but the latter Is not worrying. He
relies on his straight punches, coup
led with a short right cross, to put
an end to the ambitions of Howard,
a swinging slugger. Both boys are
in good shape and should travel at
top speed until something happens.
Bpeclal cars take the fans to Ard
more and back again, and tho final
contest Is expected to bo ended around
5 o'clock, thuH allowing the crowd to
return to the city In plenty of time for
Frankle Nelson, of New York, ex
pected to be one of the feature per
formers at Ardmore In the next show,
today boxes Harry Stone ten rounds
at Oshkosh, Wis. Stone is a rough lad,
always willing to mix things, and Nel
son should be tested thoroughly.
Tommy Lowe, of this city, is in
Charleston. S. C. boxing Al Bell a
twelve-round bout tonight. From there
he goes to Atlanta and Chattanooga,
and may possibly range as far South
as Jacksonville, Fla.. before returning
to his own home town. Lowe Is anx
ious to bo carded In another bout at
Ardmore before the elimination series
Is done. It is possible that Danny
Ridge, of New York, or Young Harry
Lenny, of Baltimore, will be matched
with him In the near future. Lenny
urcw wun wwe a row wecKs ago in
New York, and wants another crack
at the local veteran.
Plans to Join Amateur Ranks
and Will Be Prominent on
That the Potomac Baseball League
will be held within tho amateur fold this
season is now considered assured as a
meeting to arrange details 'for tho open
ing will bo he'd at the homo of Presi
dent James W. Marbury, Marcli 3. Fully
half dozen Of the amateur leagues aro
now planning to organize, and alto
gehter tho prospects for a banner sea
son on the sand lots is good.
Buck Wharton Accepts
Offer to Coach Quakers
PHILADELPHIA. Feb. 2.-Tho Uni
versity of Pennsylvania's football
coaching staff for 1915 Is being gradually
rounded out Dr. Charles Wharton, of
the cl.tss of 1S9G, has announced that
he hart accepted the terms offered by
the Pennsylvania committee and would
have charge of the linemen. His accept
ance was also confirmed by Wharton
Hlnkler. chairman of the committee. Dr.
Wharton will also occupy a place on tho
This gives u total of four paid coaches
who will occupy places on tho linaul.
They are licoige 11 lliooko. who w'll
bo head coach ft ron i'"l,r" ' '
coach, Dr t'hnrles Whnrmn. !'
i ouch, and Harold Gaston scrub cOftcli.
At lost one and possibly two paid
coaches will be i.ddcd to tho otalf. A
lackfield coach Is yet to be named, and
rest to Brooks and Dickson ho will be
vat most important of the board.
FAN NOW READY FOR THE
Pennant Pills Begin To
Float Upon the Breezes
Sniff! Sniff! What'H cooking?
Smells as if some one has just
sprinkled a charlotte russe with
Bweot attar of roBes and compu
tated the result on an adding ma
chine sprayed with essence of
Ah!!!! Sniff!!! How queer wo
feel. Sniff!!! What a delicious
What is that fragrant scent that
permeates tho atmosphere? Not too
loud. Turn your good ear In this
direction. Any dictograph around?
That's hop? Oct me? Happy
dust. Don't know- what that means?
Dope. The contented looking Al
bert In the picture is smoknlg It
in the pennant pills which tho
FED LEAGUE CLUB
Though Not Officially Announc
ed, Rumor Has It That Har
rison Deal Is Completed.
NEW YORK. Feb. 23. Although Pat
Powers, who Is the guardian of the
floating Kansas City franchise of the
Federal League, has repeatedly stated
that ho had not yet decided on either
Newark or the Bronx for the location
of the club, those close to Fedoral
League afaflrs stated yesterday that
tho club would be placed In Harrison,
1uts outsldo of Newark. It Is stated that
the deal for the Harrison site at Harri
son Oval, was closed last week.
On Saturday it is known that Powers,
with C. B. Comstock, the architect who
has designed all of tho Federal Leaguo
grandstands, and a prominent Newanc
contractor, visited the site and that
workmen were put on the lob to make
soundings for tho foundations of the
Tho new park is on a site in Harri
son bounded on the east by Third street,
on the west by Second street, running
In a northerly direction to a point with
in 100 feet of Middlesex street and ex
tending 620 feet southward toward Som
erset and Hunterdon streets, giving the
new park an area of 620 by 550 feet.
These crounds, which cut across Har
rison Oval, are intersected by Somerset
and Tunterdon streets, so that Mr.
Powers will appear before the Harrison
town council at Its next meeting and
request that these streets be vacated
within the boundaries of the park.
It is understood that Architect Con
stock is planning only a temporary
s-tand at this tlmo with bleachers. The
concrete and steel structure Is to be
Afni.ifl1 aftnr tlio flrnf R.flflnn TllA
! grandstand will bo horseshoe shaped,
and It Is planned to accommodate about
Sinclair and Powers, who control the
club, bolleve that with a good club New
ark eun be mado a major league city
and successfully defy the International
League opposition there.
Tho present grounds aro nearer to
Broad and Market streets, Newark,
than Weldenmeyer's Park, where the
Internationals play, and, although lo
cated in Harrison, are easily accessible
to Newark. West Hudson. Hnrrlsan.
and lower New York. The field is a
short distance from the l'ourtk. street
stutlon of tho Pennsylvania railroad and
the Harrison station of the Manhattan
I'm". It Is only two minutes' ride from
the Park place station, In Newark.
The promoters bolleve th.it with Sun-
hu games thev will bo uble to attract
iow "Is of 20.000 people It is under-
cod that Powers und Sinclair were
lors to keen the site of the park
Jiei until tho Fcdi'ial league mooting
n UnrTalo this week, when official notl-
H atlon will be mad.
sporting writer has rolled for him.
The baseball fan likes to smoke
the pennant pills. In fact he is
Imploring the baseball writer to
cook him somo more.
They make him see wonderful
mirages and visions and cause him
to hare the most glorious dreams.
He smokes one pennant pill and
Is wafted to the heights of base
ball fandom. He sees the home
team 'Win first the pennant and
with the aid of another pill ho
cops the world's series.
Don't wake him up. Let him
smoke. He likes it.
And what of tho sport writer
who cooks the fearful pills for
Oh!!!.". That's the sport writer's
He's got to earn his biscuits, too.
Joe Kelley Bars Federal Leaguer
From Training With Bill Don
HOT' SPRINGS, Ark.. Feb. 22.-Jrn
Bluejacket, tho Indian pitcher who
Jumped the New York Giants for tho
Brookfeds after being plucked out of
the Thrco Eye Ieague In the mlddlo of
the 1914 campaign by Dick Klnsella, and
Ad rBennan, the Phillies' former star
southpaw, now allied with Joe Tinker's
Chlfeds, are in training In Hot Springs.
Brennan Is stopping at the same hotel
as Nap Rucker, the Brooklyn Nationals'
crack left-hander, and Charley Smith,
who has Just been released by Rogor
Bresnahan. The guests have noticed
that whichever path Brennan takes
when the mountains are reached by the
trio Rucker and Smith go in a different
direction Bluejacket, stopping at a ho
tel ouslde of the Spa's loop, haa not
made himself known to tho twenty or
twenty-five- organized baseball players
here .though ho came to town over a
week ago from his home In Adair, Okla.
. Powell, a young outfielder with tho
Providence club, who was with Detroit
for a while in 1912, came over with Blue
jacket. Thursday Powell, practicing
with the Hquad of Now Yorks at Ma
jestic Park, asked Boss Joe Kelly If It
would bo all right to havo tho Indian
Join them. At the time Kelley salr h-j
would not object, but thus far Blue
jacket has not put In an appearance.
Today Kelley stated: "I have sinco
thought the matter over, and I wont
permit Bluejacket to work out with ua.
Columbia and Cornell
Tied for Circuit Lead
NEW YORK, Feb. 22. Columbia and
Cornell are tied for first place in tho
intercollegiate basketball race stand
ing today. Princeton, Yale, Pennsyl
vania, and Dartmouth follow in the or
Sensational games and startling re
versals of form marked last week s
activities In the Intercollegiate Bas
ketball League, and as a result the
race for the championship 'laa become
closer than ever, with four teams prac
tically on even terms. Columbia and
Cornell are tied for first, and Yale una
Princeton are deadlocked In third place,
J one-half came behind the leaders.
Three cames are scheduled for this
week, all to be played Friday night.
Yale will be at Columbia. Princeton
at Cornell and Peennsylvanla at Dart
mouth. Success for Corntll and Co
lumbia will leave the two still tied for
first, and defeat for the two will drop
them to a tie for third, with tho Klls
and Tigers deadlocked 'n first place.
A victory for tho Ithacuns and defeat
for Columbia will put the up-Statera far
In the lead.
WORK WITH YANKEES
"LITTLE OF EVERYTHING"
By "BUGS" BAER.
In going back to the plow,
Frank Baker is saving a lot of
pitchers the same distinction.
Been such a mild Inter that the poor
bareball magnates haven't even bad (now
balls to akofr.
Look Like a Dull Season In
Decisions from Judge Landls.
Cook's tours of Europe.
There isn't the slightest doubt felt
in football circles that Walter Camp
will include at least seven of the
Kaiser's submarines on his 1915 Ail
"B t e r y costly
loaf isn't made of
flour. Ray Mor
gan won't get paid
for the time he
spends on the
All Washington tennis fans are cheer
ing because Connie Doyle Isn't going to
take the Washington tennis season to
Panama this summer.
Connie, Doyle hangs up
his hat and the Washing
ton tennis season on the
Connie ia to Washington tennis what
Carter ia to pills and Hetnze is to pickles.
So long as a college ball player Is able
to lift a knife and fork he Is in the pink
Italy's threat to join in the war
was doubtless caused by the waiv
er affront offered to Ping Bodie.
Kavanaugh, League Head,
Dies of Acute Indigestion
LITTLE ROCK. 'Ark.. Feb. 22.-Judge
William M. Kavanaugh, former United
States Senator from Arkansas, president
of the Southern Association of Baseball
Clubs, president of tho Little Rock Rail
way and Electric Company, and presi
dent of the Southern Trust Company, of
this city, died at his homo hero
late yesterday after an hour's Illness
Acute Indigestion was tho cause of his
death, physicians said. Judge Kava
naugh, who was fifty years old, w-u a
native nf Kentucky.
No Old Stock Here!
You're wate, when you buy the
famous "Save a Uollnr"
W v Shoe
fwo Brockton STORKS(nnwaacrM)
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EXPECT BIG ITCH
WILL BE POSTPONED
Arrival of Johnson in Havana
Convinces Skeptical H Will
Not Meet Willard.
EL PA80. Feb. 22. Like a bomb out
of a clear sky, the fistic dope went
awry today. Just when every one was
on his toes awaiting the heralded com
ing of Jack Johnson, the word came
that the big champion, had landed in
Cuba. Reports earlier In the week had
stated that Nthe champion, after land
ing at Tamplco, was making his way
to Juarez, the scene of his fight with
Jess Willard, on March 6.
And now the fan sees nothing but a
postponement of the big bout. With the
original date lens than two weeks off,
and with Johnson many, many miles
away from the scene of tho battlefield.
It Is believed Impossible that the cham
pion can arrive here on time and be In
perfect condition to defend his title.
And unless he Is In perfect condition
the bout will be postponed. Jack Cur
ley, the promoter, says so.
"There will be no fluke In this con
test," he said today. "Johnson must be
In the best of condition when he enters
the ring. If he thinks that he needs
more time for training the fight will be
put off to a later date. Both men must
be fit when they enter the ring."
In the meanwhile the arrival of John
son has not stopped the workouts In the
Willard camp. The challenger Is going
through stiff paces every day, and his
nandlers say there will be no let up in
The report from Havana that John
eon would fight Sam McVey '.n the
Cuban capital before going to Juarez
for the Willard go Is also causing some
anxiety as to whether the champion-
flnic doui win De pulled ofT here at all.
Some of the more skeptical ones say
that Johnson will not allow himself to
be too close to the United States border,
fearing that an attempt will be mato to
kidnap him Into United States territory,
and that he will Insist that Willard
come to Cuba to meet him.
May Have Hospital in
Ring to Watch Wolgast
NEW YORK. Feb. 22. Ad Wolgast to
day began tralninc for his ten-round
tilt with Leach Cross at Madison
Square Garden Friday night. Match
maked Jimmy Johnston planned to have
a doctor examine the Cadillac cat today
for tender bones. Leach Cross is also
very much interested ' in Wolgast's
"I'm eolng to have my personal phy
sician at the ringside." chirruped the
battling dentist today, "and if Ad makes
a holler about some bono being broken.
I'm going to have a hospital conducted
In the ring."
Famou Cartooniit, say$:
"Tuxedo has made a pipe my favorite
form of smoking. Its coolness and
mildness make pipe smoking a real
Tuxedo Keeps You
in Good Humor
That jovial eye-twinkle you get
from following the adventures of
Bud Fisher's famous characters,
"Mutt and leff" has a twin-brother
joy-sensation. You'll find it in a
smoke of Tuxedo. Next time you feel that you want
the thrill of something real cheerful light up some Tuxedo,
and watch the peaceful happiness begin to circulate through
your system. There's no saner, more wholesome joy than
that which Tuxedo gives you.
By LOUIS A. DOUGHETH "
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uicsu uuaiiis gew anoiner inai at AramoM tpaay, alter more or
less of a Vacation, and it is expected to continue ptifrp, or less regular
intervals until well into the summer.
Washington, it must be admitted, likes boxiiWWIeTfoperly con
ducted. The Ardmore Club is aBBured of Bteady suM&W kisWspng ti
the bouts provide interest. Bringing boxers from othef trVrfW4ppeiir
in the main bouts classes the Ardmore Club more with those of othc
sections. Washington can boast of but one real star performer, Tominj.
Lowe. If he were billed in every show, the fans would quickly tire of
seeing him at work. No other boxer claiming the District as his home
has yet fought his way high enough to be carded as a star attraction.
Therefore, the Ardmore Club does well to reach out and bring good box
ers, no matter where they belong, to perform' before the club members.
By the way, have you noticed how the boxing game Is look.ng up? In
many States commissions are about to be named to govern the sport, to see
that shaiks are kept out and decent promoters are kept in, that promises
made to the public are fulillled, and that 5 per cent of the gross receipts
reaches tho public treasury. Wisconsin and New York have Ind the way in
this matter of commission government for boxing. Now Indiana. Massachu
setts, and Illinois arc endeavoring to pass similar laws, and It will not bo
long, apparently, until most States will allow clean boxing and see that it li
Is Frank Baker uulttlne the Mackm
well-informed men are beginning to be
ing tne country as a slugger, outneiu
third-sackers in his circuit, popular ev
these days when players half his value
ne nas tne sympatny or tne dudiic. i
to the highest bidder, even as he did E
son. Of course, the Griffmen stand lit
ding contest, not having sufficient co
tho great Macklan mach'ne is bound to
we're for having Connie dispose of B
me i igcrs.
Some of New York's smaller boxing clubs are fating ruin. Half a hundred
little clubs have' been holding shows weekly, the promoters exchanging rasa
tor seinl-rlches, discarding the sweater for a tailor-made suit. But woes has
fallen upon them. The State boxing commission, which has been collecting 5
per cent of the gross receipts of the big cluhs. bur been overlooking the small
fry. Yes, hut the commission has dlscoverr-d thorn. The announcement la
that the commission will not only collect tho tax for all future bouts, but will
go after the arrears. If the clubs can't pay all this monoy they will bo
graciously allowed to quit the game. So today there 1s gloom In Harlem and
down the East Side.
Speaking of boxing promoters, you have to hand it to Dan McKctrlck.
Arriving in Havana in time to horn into tho present muddle there, he suc
ceeded in matching Young Ahearn and Willie Lewis. Furthermore, he was
named to act as neferec of the bout. As an example of the soft thing he had
Lewis was given $2,000 and expenses t.nd counted out In tho second round. To
put the last touch on the whole proceeding, McKetrick is the manager of both
Lewis and Ahearn. He was referee and promoter of their "exhibition." All In
all, this Is a queer story of sport, If not the queerest.
Whales Will Cruise on
CHICAGO, Feb. 22.-Chlef Charley
Weeghman. of the Whales, announced
he would take the Whalers tn a cruise
down the Mississippi from VIcksburg,
Miss., to Shreveport, La., as a condi
tioner for spring training. Weeghman
is having a houseboat built at St. Louis
for tho cruise.
Captain Huston of the Yankees lias
promised all the players of the Yankees
to be their host on a trip to Cuba next
winter In the team finishes In the tlrst
division. He doesn't say If he will ex
pect them to play ball on the Island.
771 Prfct Tobacco for Pipe and Cigarette
You just look at the snappy, brainy,
cheery men in your own town that
smoke Tuxedo. It's the same way all
over the country millions of Class A
Americans make Tuxedo their day-by-day
cheerful companion. . ,
Smoke all you want of Tuxedo. It won't
k?f. nrKliRtw. The famous "Tuxedo Process"
i 1 II
has taken that all ouc i nere s just simple, -creamy-smooth
smoker's delight in mild, rich'
mellow, superb Tuxedo. ,
YOU CAN BUY TUXEDO EVERYWHERE
nmof noucli . - - - V
In Tin Humidors 40a and 80c
en lather than baseball? So certain
neve, wncn a player like Baker, lead
ing more than two-thirds of tho other
crywhere, Is tied to a H,B00 contract In
ntvt flrniriHnfl. rinwn ., hlnl. .... (.itA.
erhaps Connie Mack should sell Baker
ddie Coll ns, though for a different rea-
nw tuontc ui K-jtiing tsHKcr in a ma
in of the realm, but the breaking up of
aid the UrlfTmen In no small way. So
uker to anybody but the Red Sox or
Wisconsin Eleven Has
Richest Year in History
MADISON, Wis.. Feb. 22. Football re
ceipts at the University of Wisconsin
for tho season of 1914 aggregated $41.
61!). 07. according to the report given
out at athletic headquarters by Director
George W. Ehler. This Is the larKe&t
sum that has ever been realized from
football here. In 1913 the receipts were
$33,218.41. u difference of $8,400.60.
The only reason -for this gain, accord
ing to Director Ehler. is increased Inter
est In the gridiron sport. The fact that
Illinois was added to the Wisconsin
schedule also tended to boost the attend
ance by giving the Badgers two homo
games Instead of one.
Expenses for the season were approxi
mately $21,988.50. giving the athletic de
partment a surplus of $19,630.57, as
against $14,604.78 In 1913.
T1 1 altillJ
curved to f1ickot 1 '
In Glasi Humidpr$50c and 90 ,"lc"' I
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