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AS TO WEIGHT CHANGE
Various Authorities Express .Many Views Re?
garding Action of l\tw York State Atnle
tic Association in Naming New Class?
ification for Boxers.
New York. January 11.?The new
scale of boxing weights, as adopted
by the New York Stale Athletic Cum
inlsaKn and published a f?w days ago.
has occasioned considerable comment
throughout boxing circle*. Not onl>
in this State. l>cyond which the Juris?
diction of tUe commission ceases, but
in far-off California, have the now
weights been die* ussed, and opinion is
much divided as to their merits. No
le?? prominent person tiian Tom Mc-,
tia-rey. the L.os Angeles boxing pro-1
rnoter, has come out strongly against.'
the proposed c.iangi-s. and on the other I
hand, Johnny Coulon, the bam am-1
We*gh4 title holder, has declared him?
self strongly in favor of them. Ab
Attell, featherweight champion lor
mauy i ears. baeXes the view tiiat uavaaa>
plons Mill alwu>s be the Sole dicta
lors aTlsM it tomes Is) naming tho
weights at which a championship bat?
tle should be fought.
According to tolvices from Chicago.
th? new ?call mt weights Is highly!
a^prov'd by the boving experts off
that city. At teal present time- a move
meet is on' foot to introduce a box-i
trig law in the Illinois legislature |
Sat the aajBM general lines of the l':.iw
ley law. and It is thought that the
special rules of the New York gotting
Commission, including the weights,
win be adopted there. Similar condi?
tions prevail in many ether States, and
indications point to a general revival
of bo.xint: where It is now prohibited.
The Frawley lau- and Its special pro?
visions, king ?UM forerunner, in this
regard, will naturally he followed.
That the Near York Boxing Com?
mission is no*, capable of drawing up
a set of weights is the opinion put
forth hy Tom McCarey, tight promoterI
at Vernoti. who lias had yoais of ex?
perience. He figures that the weights
set by the New Yorkers will not hold|
good outside of New York State. Me-;
Carey also said that t'offroth. of San|
F ranciseo. and himself had been in- !
vitt? to participate in the setting Of
weights, but that he refused to We a
party to the change
Would Hurt Kllhanr.
"Why should the featherweight
limit be raised from 1X3 to 131 pounds?"
argues McCaffrey. "That would do
Johnny Kilbane out of his title, -t
woulu not be fair to him. It is said
that the new set of weights wojld iio
away -v:'h the arguing over poundage.
The or.iy weight over which there has
been any kicking ts the lightweight.
Bunins that up to 130 pounds would
not chr.nge matters. The same bick?
ering would come up as before.
"In the past ten years there has I
been only one trouble about weight..
That was a">out nine years ago, when!
Terry McGovern and Toung Corbett'
fought at IM pounds for the bantam
title. No matter who sets certain
weights, the champion always will die.
trte terms- I believe that the weights
aa they now are recognized, in this!
country should stand.
"The big argument put forward by
advocates of Hie new measure Is that
they will correspond to those of the
National Sporting Club of London and
the cluba la France. Let them come
around to America's way of thinking"
'?The new scale is directly in keep
'ng with a set suggested hy my lather!
several mu::ths before ins death " said
fawner Coaloa, bantam-weight cham
tion of the world, in discussing the
changes. 'Father long insisted that'
the classes should range from 1"5J
(llyweighti upward. lie urged the
adoption of IIS pounds as the- leglti-(
mate bantamweight. IXC for reather-j
weight. 135 for lightweight. 115 for|
welterweight. 155 for middleweight..
1S5 far light-hfavyweights. and so on.
I note, however, that the New York
commissioners have incorporated a
paperweight division at 10S pounds.
>JUl there's a scarcity of boys who can
battle in this class. '
t onirnWalon < an t Bel YVrtghta.
"It makes r.o difference what limits
are laid down by the Boxing Commis?
sioners of New York.'- fcaid Abe At
tail, ex-champ:on featherweight, d's
tt.ssing the new rules with Emil
Thiry. manager of i'aekey McFarland
"*Of course_ there Is some possibility
of the r^vised.^scale becoming uni?
versal ***a(" it doesn't lie within the
power of any commission to declare
the l:m:t at which a champion must
sca> when defending his title.
"We frequently hear of champions
takir.g on good boys In short-distance
bouts w:tb>out insisting upon the class
limit, hut any time a champion slsns
v. Ith a worthy contender for a true
title tight you'll observe he makes
the terms read ringside, end usually
at Die mark he registered when he
' i>me into possessiSa of the honors. j
?Can you imagine Willie Richie, who
WOB the light weight crown at 133 1
pounds ringside, risking his champion
6hip by tackling any of the present j
crop of heavy-llghtwelghta, or fcoya j
who insist they come under that classi
ilcafion. though in reality their lowest
. might be 135 pounds at 6 o'clock!
Kilbaue came in at |SJ pounds ringside
when ho won the featherweight title,
and 1 insisted upon that mark. KH
BS.M is now making Johnny Dundee
c< bm in at 111 ringside lor their
championship) bout on the const next
"Klngside weight should be abol?
ished." chimed in Thlry, who has been
through the mill for several years,
?Jsi says he is qualified to discuss this
blanch of the art pugilistic. "I'm
I- :.a set against the compelling of j
boxers to weigh in a few minutes'
before the bell sends them on their,
era*/. Any numToer of cases can be.
^ited where this sort of scaling has
been Injurious to clever boys.
"For instance. I recall the case of j
?One Round' Hcgan. the Frisco plum-i
ber-lightweight. who was starved lot .
thirty-six hours in order that he could!
!.iake the 1S3 ringside prescribed by;
\Ari PA'olgast. Hogan never had a
chance to show within 60 per cent of!
his true ability, he was that weak J
? hatice for "<"nas*lesa" Boxera.
Of course, there remains one avenue
Of hope for the "classless'' boxers,
and they will be permitted, aa of yore.
10 come Into the ring at catch weights,
j'blry did not state at what weight
Mi i'arland would meet Jack Brittor.
Ig the match arranged for these crack
lattlers when they appear in New
J ork February 7.
Marty Forkins. manager of Kddls
McC.oorty, the recognized middleweight
i hamp'on. said the 15?? ringside notch
to govern middleweights would prac?
tically shatter any claims on the title
now being made '->y Billy Papke. Me
GonrtjT can make Iba limit, says For
i baa, as witness Eddie's performanc*
when he clashed with Mike Gibbons,
la the same breath the man heh'nd the
oshkoeh whale asserts the notch will
prove an utter impossibility for the
Tom Andrews, of Milwaukee, the
Fading sporting authority of the
Middle West, had the following to say
about the weight scale:
"Talking of weight changes, as es?
tablished by the New York commission, j
recalls to mind the light heavyweight!
class, which was brought into the j
limelight by Lou Houseman, of Chi
cago. some years ago. when he ha1?
Jack Root to the front. Jack was a'
bit too light for a heavyweight pos?
sibility, so IjOm established the new!
class at 175 pounds and under, and
he billed the first match for the title,
July 4. 1903, at Fort Erie, in Canada,
across from Buffalo. Gardner scorea
? knockout in the twelfth round ana
won th* title, afterward losing it to
Rob Fltssimmons. Jack O'Brien had
a crack at it. and Tommy Burns won
it later, and. in fact, was never beat?
en for it, but since his retirement the
past year the title would naturally go
to Jim Flynn, the Pueblo tinman, who
beat all the men he met around that j
weight the past year and a half.
However. Jim has taken on xveignt, and
Ke may not be able to get down to
171 now, which would leave the title
open for some of the lighter men to
battle for. The lightweight and feath?
erweight champions howl murder if
they are ask**1, to give away a pound
or two. to why should men weighing
between T?5 and 17T. meet fighters over
the Crtrt mark** When Tommy Burns
fought Jack Johnson in Australia, lie
weighed only 165 pounds, according to
a statement given me by W. F. Cor
bett. the sporting authority of that
eountry, who weighed him the morn?
ing of the fight. As Johnson scaled
at CIS. there was a difference of near?
ly fifty pounds between the two nun,
w-Tfh, height and reach also in favor ot
the colored man, so is it any woncer
Vndrrws for \"ew U rights.
"If there had been a rule, such as the
New York Commission has suggested
?that of barring rights between men
where one has ten pounds the better
of the other. In clasaes below the 175
pound mark, and limiting the differ
The Kind Your
?Still the Best
?and, believe me,
that grand old man
df knew good whiskey. For
I himself or for an "occasion"
?when some old "crony"
dropped in ? he always
brought out h:s private bottle of
GOOD OLD I.W.
He appreciated the incomparable flavor of
this perfect blend. He appreciated its delicious,
smooth rr.e:iowness. He knew it was something
particularly fine. And, with the chivalry of the
old schoo!, h? chose "HARPER" to offer to
friends ? bec-use he knew it was the best
That was many years ago. But time has not
changed its qual ?/. Today the same fine old
whiskey is handed down to you?STILL THE
BEST ? stdl the choice of particular men.
YOU netrr mwm REAL
mtm*k*y per/ret ion mnttt yom
Aecef oU grand ? dad a ttp.
Order Today From Any Good Dealer
Mark you well the labe' and the wire bound
bottle. They aeeare you of the original
Jets Willard, Latest White Hope
? I la ? l-hvUcal Fighting Marvel. He Ix the Hlgge.t Mim W?o Evrr Kote red the Gaaae. HI. Height la d Feet ?
"e .nche.' .Ld HI. ?eaeh I* SI loche.. Th e Picture Sheer, Mae. ? Ol ?.H. Wlttl A~e^ ??.
ence above that weight to a reason?
able poundage, the chances are Tom?
my Burns would never have lost the
title to the colored man. It was cer?
tainly a one-sided match, according to
weights, and it Is just such mistakes
that the boxing authorities In the va?
rious countries are now trying to cor?
"It Is to be regretted that the New
York Boxing Commission did not
change the weight in the middleweight |
division while they were revising the
scale, of weights. Had they made the
weight 16C pounds, instead of KiS
ringside, as at present. It would have
conformed with approval, and would
have conformed with most of the
foreign countries as regards that class
It would also have made it easy to
?elect a world's champion. However.!
: arg uments and battles which have
been waged for the past two yesmrs
by claimants of the title left vacant
by the late Stanley Ketchel are neai
ing the end. and it is likely that a
champion will be developed within the
next six or eight months. All thai
foreign boxing authorities recogni/.
the weight for mlddlewelghts at IM
pounds. Weighing In at X oclock. while
the American limit is still left at 1 ?Si
Tfonuriucv! Kroni First Page.?
nothing to do. The unformed
youth, who with his hands in his
pockets parades the thorough?
fares: the young girl whose mind
is solely occupied with how she
is going to dress to-morrow,
without thought of .what prob-'
lems to-morrow may present, and
how well prepared they are to'
meet these problems should they
come. It is the great armyof un
attaclie 1 girls and women, old
men and boys, that the organiza-l
tion will lend a helping hand to.
The fellou-who-helongs, or the
girl, who-is-a-member-of. are pro?
vided for. They have their lessons
taught. But how about the man or
boy who toils day after day: whose
schooling comes after the more fortu?
nate* are Indulging in the pleasures
coming to those-who-belong? Thats
what the new organization is for
Proves (ireat l.eeeler.
One of the most satisfactory results
of the hrst conference was the spirit
shown that there was no man present
so big but that he could forget him?
self long enough to realize the Im?
mensity of the movement. This w as
true of the Mayor, and his happy talk
had its influence upon every one pres?
ent. The federation idea was discussed
and was thought good. The carefully
prepared prospectus presented by Mr. :
Kelthard. of the Y M. C. A., met with
instant approval. Surely all of the or?
ganizations in Richmond, having any?
thing to do with the physical develop?
ment of the man and boy. woman and
girl, should federate through the gath?
ering both individually and collec?
tively, but they aeree.l that by far
the greater good could be aceorrrvllsh<W
It may seem a far c:v from the base?
ball diamond to an undertaker's es?
tablishment, but Jack Sheridan, dean
of all the umpires in the American
League, and the subject of this story,
will tell you that the road is too all
tired short for some of the men engag?
ed in the game. So far as Jack is
concerned, it took hm about thirty
six years to go the route, 'but," he
will e-dd, with a subtle twinkle in those
grayi.?h-blue ei'^a Of his, 'I've known a
lot who fiiund out they were dead ones
in a very few days."
Jack Bhethiaa? "good old Jack,'1 la
the nay they speak of him now, has
u i the K?me, lie had made up his
mind te :? ave the work In the hands
? ?f ;. ounger men several years ago. but
toe importuning* of Ban Johnson. h;sj
? Id-time friend, won him over, and he |
stuck unt 1 August 12 of last year. Now
he 's back in his undertaking estab-I
lishmem out in faraway ijo% Angeles,!
whore he i? associated with his sister |
and brother-in-law, putting to reat
ibi.se who have given up the burdens
of exist- nie.
Wim the passing of Sheridan goes
one of the most unique characters in
hasebaK lie was given to -xcaang- j
ing intimac- s. but somehow or other.'
being a youngster and looking a little i
tartan ta Eha. ba| top. Jack aeeraed to I
take a peculiar delight in helping me j
? ?\?r the flrit rougn plac's. Indeed '
that was one of the thinga that made,
him loved by the younger indicator!
handlers and respected by the ball;
players. He waa always BT] .ng to do I
somebody a favor, but he did it In his!
Sara way. ther? waa none of the sob
stuff. He wouidn t come and gush over |
.1 it would taj a mply a caae of j
' what's hurtln' jou, kj?*."? and If youi
t M htm. it waa all right, for h* waa'
? giv? the clad hand, aad If 70a
? 11 him. h- d come pretty near
fit. ling o-jt. and in eome way, sayster
> you. the path would be smooth
t ? . - it time >ou started out.
1 '1 ??? t want to make this story too
red at spread it out over.- too
? ? are*, but simply to illustrate
?an vf tola, wbica was as bid as
? e m ,de world. 1 can t nelp but
- a?'.f wtjen 1 broke into the
ai /-h i' 1 waa told to report
to ?her iaa at th? Hilltop Park, la
><*w 1 When I got there I had
I no id?* ' aj.-k.r.g, hat Jack wanted
"??? the battle right away.
?:. g t get relieved f?r a
?>+> had iaa ?<-t a ehance 10 lo??k
' things ovej agam, j toM IhnHaa that
races nor uniform
? all riant, oid bojr.'- ha eaid
fm through, eo yoa go
..mtsm or other Oka adftrr. to
Igerher with - j? manner la wfcMh it
I waa made, ?vegi.a itwrt fcaatVaod,
I went into that Kam? feeling* that if
Jack Sheridan thought I was good
enough. I aaa good enough for any?
body, and I got away with that first
game without trouble, da?, i firmly b"
llevc. to Sheridan'? kindness and his
Sheridan belongs to the age of Fath?
er Chadwick, a <;. gpalding and A- J.
ssnMaV They made baseball laws, and
Sher.dan ?.u on* of the men to s?e
them enforced. He himself will tell
you. that is. if he is particularly rem?
iniscent, that he can't remember when
he wasn't an umpire. As a youngster
all of the fellers in the little California
town In which he was reared looked
upon h.m as a reader, and be was al?
ways chosen to do the umpiring for
the ball games. As be grew older h?
kept the job. until one day. when he
decided aga.nst the home club in far -
of of the \ij.to. s. th'y I t'rally Phased
him out of town. He had to ride a
freight, and landed In >~hicago. In mid?
summer, without money and only Ms
ability as .in umpire between himself
and starxa- ? ?> fortunately he secured
a Job with hhe amateurs* and kept the
wolf from tn. door His atory Of those
early days would be Bathetic bat that
be tell, it w;th a peculiar strata of
humor, which keepe you laughing tn
spite of the real tragedy of It all..
At that time Han Johnsen was pres?
ident of the Western League, and Jarfc.
having made something of a reputa?
tion for himself, wee offered a posi?
tion oof strong the Rorfclea. He went
and made good?so good that when the
Asa* r Iran League was formed John?
son inatsteg that abaridan com* wttn
him to tre second bug league Always
a stickler for law and oeearr. Hfceri
;if-.? at4egU>Jnngsa n-ercy. tri a , s*.
tlce In such proportions thst h? has j
had little trouble Everybody knows
he !s honest, and nobody e\er disputes J
what he aaya He has been one of the 1
biegest factors in making the Amern
? ?an League games a synonym for law j
and order But what has helped him ,
moat is his humanness.
Jack Sheridan ia a bachelor, ami.
like the proverbial bachelor, sometimes i
entertaina a grouch, but that haa ne% -
er interfered with his work, except1
that It made him more attent've to i
duty and a greater student of the j
gam* than he would otherwise have!
been. Back ''n California he had peo- j
pie dependant on what he made. In
the early daye he had a aister to e?u- |
cate and parents to aaaiat One can't j
get married and do one's best for the I
old folks and the kiddies?brothers and !
sisters Be 'oung Sheridan gave up J
what ideals he may have forme-4 and
stuck to the indicator: didn't heed the
hard words of tne fans or the cold .
stares of the players who found him
about as warm as the Iceberg which
d?atro\->.i the Titanic An umpire
can't ? arrv his heart on his sleeve,
andl som"timrs when he missed one or
two. or failed te get to a play with
the ball who knowa but that the rea
aon he was off. or waa alow, waa a
mist in the eyes?a reflection from the
brala which waa troubled about things
gone wrong at home There la aome
tblng of the stoic in the man wV can
grit hia teeth and bear trouble with?
out flinching, and that's one of the
reasons of Sheridan's greatness Still.
I kn-iw that there la not a fan in
this whole country who haa watched
Jack work that would asaoctate aen
timent with tfcla stem disciplinarian.
I thia (ommanding general, who really
Twice theridan quit the game, the
I last time for good and all He Aral
; stopped In September. |?U. bat John
ac>n asked him to come back as umplre
iii-chief He answered the can and
'?tu?k until Auguet i: of laat se eon
Now he has gone for good, and In
I turn hea watched etaYa made and un
[made, baa reviewed the procession fo>
aim let half a century, end haa left be?
hind him men who will never forget
the ktndi) words of advice, the aaar
explanation* of difficult points given
by this wonderful man at the dsamen?
rn? th? day of hie retirement he waa
preee-nted with a gold seed el by hie
aeeocla'ea. which makes etas a market
man?the only umpire who haa ever re?
ceive* a medal of honor for services on
A great atorv-teile? a haa the n o?d
la tm aalra, with a woalth of haowl
edgs of the game he haa asrvedj ao
j well, the ga?e la poorer through bja
WITH CUE AND IVORY
>.,$?"r"' &'Jtton- -"? veteran Chicago
bllllardlst. is nothltig if not kavppj
und all because of a n?wl>-found UP.
in fact. Mutton, to use his own words,
"has been transformed' from a eery
indifferent performer to a belter play?
er than tie ever was lu his life. And
now for the discovery that bids fahr
to put Ueorge back in the cuatuplou
shlp race, and that ere many days:
At the close of the recent 18 ! cham?
pionship tournament in New York
which was won by William Hoppe.'
button, who had made a poor showing
sought out a tip for his favorite l'?
ounce cue that would suit his stroke.
Casting a*'de his diminutive spongv
tip. he tried one after another, but
without result until as a last resort he
hit upon what Is known among pro- ,
fesslonal bllllardtsta as the lves ttp.
This tip Is much greater In circum?
ference than that which Sutten had
osed for years, and ?,t projects slightly
over the edge of the cue. suggentlng a '
mushroom. It Is made of extrem. 1
bard leather, and is long, or rather
hlgti in shape.
From the first .Sutton found the lves
tip to his liking, and immediately hao '
four of them set on L'O-ounce cues. 1
Big runs and averages came with tu?
first few practice whirls, and so elated
was George that he began to see vis?
ions of champVmshlp emblems, togeth- i
er with Imaginary llgurea of Hoppe
and Mornlngstar being dragged in the
dust to defeat. Challenges to the title
holders rruiokly followed, end this ;?
the secret of Mutton's match with j
llorningstar at Pit tabu rgh on January
1* foe the 18:1 championship, and th*t :
at New York, on February I. with '
Hoppe for the 18:3 crown.
And Sutton ssid only yesterday that '
he was ?upremelry confident of beat'pg
both Mornlngstar and Hoppe. In writ. .
event he would have nothing to thank
but the Ivrs tip.
Aa If to prove his theorv?the lves
tip which he declares Just tin his par
ticular stroke?Sutton last week dealt 1
Calvin Demareet, his brother t'hi^ago
by going after the hundreds who wer? \
memt>er? of no organization.
The Kichriioud Athletic Association
Ik to be the means of throwing dou It
all barrler?. It will be educational. It
will tell the fellow who says that hi
doesn't want to be affiliated with an)
religious organization, or any quasi
religious organization, that he doesn't!
have to. It will appeal to his manli
t'ess, his lnate desire to bring him?
self to the highest possible point of j
physical devslopmetit. not that he catij
overcome some adversary, but that ha]
will be clean: clean in body, with the]
natural result that he will be clean lol
For ReD<-nt of All.
Social eminence, occupation, religion!
?none of these things Is to count, i
It will t>e the boy for the boy's sak*
the girl for the girls sake, the man
tor the man's sake and the woman for
the woman's sake. Competition will
be fostered to keep alive the Interest.
Track meets, both indoor and outdoor,
will be held. Basketball, football,
baseball and other teams will be
formed. The unattached will be or?
ganised into a club so that they " >\
have their Independent organization'
and still be a member of the feder
stion. Dr. 1> T. Price, realizing th?
good which will be accomplished, ha"
offered In the school board a resolution
carrying an appropriation of II.IM t>
help the cause of physical culture la I
the schools. This is only one of the,'
benefits which will follow
It is more, than an athletic awaken?
ing. It is a moral awakening.
Preacher ar.d layman realize that
the best way to make the mind clean
is to make the body clean. In the final
estimate this will be the object of the
Kichmond Athletic Association. Or.,
Hazen Is chairman of the committee
Sal organization and he has associated
with him representative*, from six of
the Ic-adtng organizations of P.ichmond
They will do their work wisely ani
well, and as an offspring of their work
will com?? eciore *>laygrou|id?. n .?
open spaces, more "public lungs" in
the shape of parks.
They will no longer be luxuries, but
I TO LOCAL CLOO
(Continues From First Pago j
of a broad flight of step?. Pro?
vision will be made lor tciegrapn
operator*, and room will be fur?
nished to entert...n visiting mem?
bers oi the fraternity when they,
come this way. The new stand
will be curtained, and running
water will be on hand to cool the,
brows of the scribes should they
become overheated during the
stirring moments of a close game.'
.None except aWMC who have
to sit day after Jay and record as
accurately as they can the per-;
formances of the men engaged in
the battles can imagine the dis?
comfort to the worker from!
foolish and unnecessary questions;
shot at them by the fans. Of
course, the fan simply wants to.
know, but he fails to realize thati
even the slightest lapse on thcj
part of the scribbler might mcan^
the loss of a play or failure to see;
gome move, which, though trifling
jto the average observer, mayj
cause a complete change in the
result. Whether a pitched ball is
a strike, 'whether some man is
credited with a hit or the player
'-with an error, whether the um?
pire was correct in a certain de?
cision, or what i? the exact score,!
are just a few of the irksome
questions the scorer* have to au
awer when the ovcrzealous fan
can get to them. Most of the
trouble, it is true, comes from thei
small gambler who wagers a few
renta on the result, but there are
others. Kven though one i* n<-t
quite so much of an expert as the
Wltrwi in the grandstand, one
an. the most decisive defeat of Cal?
vin's young life. Their 4.600-polnt
match at 1? 1'ended In victory for the
\etcran by tlie une-slded ?coro of 4.600
to 2..r>58. Button's grand average was
21 l'.'-53, and his best run 27*. The lata,
ter. which was made during; the third
Mock of the match, eclipses all msrks
at 18:1. though it will not stand aa
s. record, having been accomplished
merely in an ordinary contest wherein
no champions!]**) waa involved.
In that great game, during which
Button made his remarkable run, he
finished 400 points for a single aver?
age of 57 1-7, which also is mueh bet?
ter than Schaefer'e single average of
40. mado about twenty years ago in
Central Muslo Hall. Chicago, in a fa
. game against Prank Ivea. In
the final contest of that tournament
? fdf made 14? from apot, which
?tili stands aa a world'a record. Ivea
Iuspoadod with 13!*. but Kchaefer won
Iba same, Ieav',ng Ivom with 13 points
to go. the late wizard finishing with
one of his spectacular runs that car?
ried the day.
Five took part In that tournaments
the remaining three being thle same
Siit'on, aubject of our aketch; William
km, and the late William Catton.
Butten will continue, to practice dally
for bis 18-1 mit'ch with Mornlngstar,
and will leave Chicago for Pittsburgh
on January 17, one day before the bate
Koji Tamada. the wonderfiul Japa?
nese player, and Cleorge F. sloaeon. of
\. \ ok. opened their six nights*
match of 2.400 points at M?sse)'a
room a, Chicago, befor* a big crowd. All
? ins were snxloue to sen the little
Ja,p I,, a tion. and h'a novel but none
the le>- brilliant work plesaed them.
His maaae shots and ability to play
aauall] well with eithor hand appealed
pai ti(ularly to Chicago lovers of the
K?me, ilist aa hia cleverneaa had to
th. ?^tt? of Pittsburgh. Philadelphia
nad New York.
doesn't like to hear unpleasant
references, and it might lead to"
something more than unpleasant-i
ness. Therefore, in the name of
a unite 1 bunch of baseball writers
in Richmond, we heartily thank
?ajka Views OB Sehe.in le.
President Boatrltht haa written each
of the clubs in the leagues aaklng for
suggestions for a schedule for next
M and likewise to learn which of
the clubs will present a schedule. He
is preparing one. and lie wants to frame
It aa nearly aa posalble to conform
with the Ideas and desires of most of
the club owners. It Is expected that
P.oanoke and Norfolk will also have a
SehoeTVlS la present. r.ichmond. as
usual, will give way to the other cities,
though the question of week-end games
will cot come up at the meeting this
year, it having been established once
and for all that without week-end
game* In Richmond the Virginia
Leagrue would be In a most sorry
plight. Schedules are always a source
of worry to the magnates In any
league. N? ver haa there been one
framed which met with th? approval
(at all interests It is usually the case
that somebody haa to give In to some?
body eis?, before a final and peaceable
adjustment has been reached. While
this state of affairs will probably ob?
tain at the meeting of the Virginia
league which will consider the eched
ule. by anticipating some of the .in?
ferences and by framing a schedule in
advance to meet these contingencies
.many of the discussions, st time*
reaching the acrimonious, could be
I mplrea to Be Well Paid.
It might be new, to some that th*
Virginia Let-ague has raised the stipend
to be paid umplr-s from |Uo to $175.
'nor ts the last named figure arbitrary,
la other words, the president of the
league, while being Instructed that the
ksaajftae's finances will not permit of
any extravagances, still the magnates
raaTflaa the necessity of getting good
men to handle the indicator, and !f
som? man should apply, who is worth
?aora tnnn f175 he can go ahead and
sign him. Already one man haa fteen
signed for next season. Frank Vorcum.
formerly a pitcher In the Virginia
J*eague. but in later years an umpire,
who mad? his mark in the CottJa
States League, will be one of the um
plratlcai staff. Norcum ooftVlated in
the s r.ej Peiwrsiiu: K between the
jtroobers and Tigers, which decided the
pennant. He made a wonderful Im?
pression, and there was not a single
kick against his decisions. It waa a
pretty hard Job he was against. Peters?
burg fans were anxious to win. and
like all fana, were partisan. Many
thought that tw,p m?n should have
been on the Job. Bu: Norcum filled the
bill ^nd did his work without causing
one unfavorable comm?nt. He should
form the basis for a good staff.
Work Haa Progressed.
Work on th? new park has h*gun.
w hile raising the old stands at the old
park has progressed to such an ex?
tent that approximately 75 per cent of
the work there has been completed.
Before the first touch of spring arrives
the new plant will be ready to receive
all visitors, and when Steve OrlfOn
-?-r.\ s. about March 1. he fill be
gre-ted with a park already flnlehed,
and with nothing to worry him but
getting a winning hall club.
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