Newspaper Page Text
Victory Over Leach Cross In the Battle At
Tales Told At the Ringside ,
f A I ADAMS, middleweight, didn't get very far in tne Held or tisuana, out
jL -while he lasted he was an entertaining performer. He quit the game
when he was convinced of the error of his ways, and along with the game
he passed up sin and dissipation of every possible pattern. There were reasons.
During the ring career of young Mr. Adams he tried to follow in the deep-marked
footsteps of tie great John L. Both as a battler and a decreaser of the wine sup
plies. He celebrated before a fight because he knew he was going to win it, and
he celebrated after the fight because he had won it, while plenteous libations
between his combats aH helped to keep his coin in circulation, and also kept life
from being ever dreary. Naturally, this sort of pace couldn't go on forever and
finally Adams reached a condition where his friends, trainers and managers were
worried almost dippy over the imminent prospects of their protege.
One night in Cleveland Adams was winding up a week of gorgeous festivity,
subsequent to a winning battle. His manager had tried for several days to make
him quit the grape and had narrowly escaped with his life; his sparring partners
had enjoyed tougher times than in the gymnasium, and the whole camp wore a
look of fright and dread anticipation. Adams, intensely stewed, spiflicated, or
bunned, had fallen across his couch, and his retinue had started a debate on ways
and means to stop his downfall. At this juncture a fisherman chanced to drive
his cart along the street in front of the. hotel. The cart struck a cobblestone, a
small barrel bounced, fell in the street and tipped over and forth from the barrel
came a bunch of eels.
Frank Bancroft, the baseball manager, who had been chatting with the fight
crowd, sprang forward and caught up an eel. While the fisherman was growling
and collecting his wares, Bancroft retreated in safety with his prize and brought
it back to the lobby. Anidea had flashed across his bean. The fight camp heard
and approved and a procession started for Al Adams' room. Adams lay snoring
heavily, dead to the world. Bancroft quickly opened the neck of his pajamas and
dropped the cold, writhing eel inside. The fighter woke with one fearful yell,
clutched at his breast and dragged out the eel. As the eel thudded on the floor
somebody caught it up like a flash and stowed it in a pocket, just as Adams,
ghastly, groaning, stared around the room.
"Take it away take it away!" he screamed.
"Take what away?" asked Bancroft.
"Why, that thing that slimy devil that; frozen snake there, there I threw
"Nothing here," replied Bancroft. ''You're dreaming."
Adams stared at the floor, shook his head and climbed into his clothes. The
gray dawn was appearing as he strode out of the hotel. He ran 10 miles, came
back, took a cold rub and hiked to breakfast, silent, worried o J face, but apparently
sober. And, as he sat down, in came a waitress, bearing on high a plate of fried
and steaming eels!
Adams leaped from his chair, his hair standing on end. He emitted one hoarse
yell, seized the platter of eels and hurled it full against the wall of the dining
room. Hot, greasy eels flew in every direction, creating a panic and a pande
monium. Adams, with another frightful
hatless down the avenue.
Three months later AI Adams turned
to be in the Salvation Army now.
Australians Are Eager For Baseball
fans in British Isle Banish Cricket for Thrills of the American National Game.
Three Leagues Organized in Sydney.
THE ordinary Englishman may not
care for our Dally Yankee game,
you know, buz mis Australian
brother dos and only awaits an Amer
ican invasion to surrender all his other
sports, cricket and the like, to the
"only game." So says Charles C Spink,
publisher of the Sporting News of St.
Louis, who has recently returned from
a trip to Australia, -with plenty of
evidence secured first hand to con
vince him that some day the island
continent is going to be Just as enthu
siastic over baseball as the United
States is today. In fact, he thinks the
enthusiasm with which the "national
game" has been accepted in Cuba,
Japan, the Philippines or Honolulu will
be mild compared to the Doom that
awaits it among the Australians.
Mr. Spink had gone to Australia
prepared to return with a story that
would not be encouraging to Charles
A, Comiskey or any others who have
been considering an Australian inva
sion. This was in part due to his dis
appointment in failure to find that the
game had made any progress in Eng
land when he visited that tight little
Island of cricket and tennis a year
ago. He had pictured in his mind that
the Australians were only transplanted
Englishmen anyway, and he was not
very hopeful of them.
There was also the fact that the
much-advertised trip planned by J. Cal
Ewing of the Pacific Coast league to
Australia had been called off at the
last mlnuto because the Australians
were unable to guarantee Mr. Ewing
against financial loss. This failure,
argued Mr. Spink, did not Indicate that
the Australians were, keen to see a
real exposition of 4he American -game.
Cal Ewing had planned to take two
teams to Australia, one made up of
Coast league players, the other of play-
VOJJltTAXS DAIRY X.TOTCH
Under American Trust & Savings
Bank. cor. San Antonio & Oregon Sts.
jjasaacxx dairy lunch
Car. Texas & Stanton Sts.,
American So. 1 consolidated with
Se xta for bargains in city property
and valley lands.
Ksene, Ireland & Park Co.
Phone 5312. 14 Mills Bids.
El Paso, Texas.
The great popularity
of Fatima Cigarettes is
due to the absolute
purity of the leaf of
In smoking them you
realize this pleasure.
yell, rushed out of the room and vanished
up as an itinerant evangelist, and is said
i ers gathered from the major leagues.
It fell through, however, because thsre
was not sufficient time for the Austra
lians interested to arrange for funds.
Australians Alive to Game.
Mr. Spink had agreed to make the
trip with the Ewing party, had al
ready arranged for his transportation,
and he decided he would go anyway,
even if alone, and see for himself Just
how the Australians were getting
along with what president Eliot calls
& greater civilizer than a shipload of
missionaries baseball. A few days In
Sydney, the capital of New South
Wales, convinced him that it was not
lack of Interest in "our" game that
prevented carrying out arrangements
for Ewing's invasion.
In fact, Mr. Spink found Australia
much alive baseballically and hungry
for more of the game, standing with
open arms, so to speak, to welcome
Americans who can teach them the
fine points, for they admit that their
game is as yet rather crude compared
with ours, though it is the same old
game, played in the same old way,
with the same old thrills and a mix
ture of American baseball expressions
and Australianisms that was interest
ing and often amusing.
The result of the visit is that Charles
A. Comiskey, who has talked of taking
his White Sox to Australia next De
cember, will be assured that he will
make no mistake, but Mr. Spink will
warn him that he is likely to lose
some of his players thinks the na
tives may make things so pleasant for
them that those who haven't strong
home ties, are likely to desert and re
main to teach the Australians the ob
scure points of the inside game.
Mr. Spink got no farther than Syd
ney, but was assured there that condi
tions as he found them were practical
ly duplicated In Melbourne:
Three Leagues in Sydney.
In Sydney he found a baseball or
ganization comprising three leagues,
capably conducted by enthusiastic
sportsmen. The leagues are amateur
affairs the professional game is as
yet unknown but admissions ara
charged and the organization more
than pays the incidental expenses of
operation. One league has eight
clubs, the other six. Regular seasons
are played under schedules similar to
those in operation in American organ
ized baseball. The best players are
chosen for the teams after tryouts
that might be likened to the training
.season in America. Mr. Spink was
told that in Sydney and suburbs, where
the New South Wales Baseball asso
ciation for that is the name of the
organization Is in operation, there are
800 young men and boys who can play
balL They are "baseballers," to use
the Australian term, and to be a "base
baller" of any recognized standing the
athlete must be able to put up a game
that would not shame him In the or
dinary minor league in the states.
- 1 1M. 1
OLD GUARDS FAIL
TO BREAK RECORD
.Andreas' Bonlers AVIn Match and Re
gain Secoad Position The Millers
Lose to Jennings Quintet. .
The records of the Cactus club re
mained intact after the Andreas-Old
Guard match Tuesday night In the Cac
tus league at the Cactus alleys.
Dummies are now becoming nightly
occurrences, on account of the non
appearance of a player, and frequently
an outsider is substituted. By winning
this match, the Andreas team again oc
cupies its old place as second in the
Cactus league column. Christie, of the
Old -Guards, rolled high game and An
dreas bowled high total. Three of the
four points were won. by the Andreas
team taking every game, with the ex
ception of the first. "Duck" Gowan oc
cupied the scorer's stool. .
The second division members also
had a dummy to content with, the
match being won by the William Jen
nings team from the Globe mills. Three
of the four points were won by the
William Jennings quintet. Byrnes rolled
lush, game and Nagle bowled high to
tal. Strikeouts were credited to Cheno
weth ad Bowman. i
Andreas .. .. .. .-,.156
Dummy ............. 1S1
Stratton - 17S
Christie ........... 225
193 215 5C4
204) 187 535
186 169 536
194 188 550
157 185 528
930 944 2705
167 173 514
182 184 534
165 145 535
157 139 443
195 182 535
Totals 872 866 823 2561
Points won, Andreas 3, Old Guards 1;
high game, Christie 225; high total, An
dreas 564. Scorer Gowan.
William Jennings team
Byrnes 209 167 138 5d4
Pilleman 163 136 15S 4E6
Woods 138 137 155 430
Dummy. 143 161 182 488
Xagle 190 177 159 526
Totals S4S 767 802 2412
Rogers 131 189 124 444
Bowman 193 134 162 49
Chenoweth 147 161 129 47
Buquor ...152 161 186 449
Fowler 108 15S 145 411
Totals 731 SOS 696
fnints won. William Jennings
Globe Mills". 1; high game. Byrnes 209;
high total. Nagle 526; strikeout, Cheno
Tonight the courthouse team will
meet Tuttle's team in the Cactus league
and a good match is expected on ac
count of the rivalry between the teams.
In the Industrial match the K. P. & S.
W. quintet will clash with the Mine ana
WEST POIXT BASEBALL TEAM
1ILL TLAY S3 GAMES
Wast,Polnt N- Y., Jan. 15. The army
anbfwhlch are to be played" at West !
Srii " t. ,i 5 Cn nf the I
Point The schedule is one of the
strongest in years, with the annual
army-navy game set ior jiay ax. xu
new games on the schedule are with
Notre Dame and the Catholic univer
sity. Sam Strang, formerly of the New
York Nationals, has been reengaged as
BISBEE, Y. M. C. A. FORMS
Bisbce, Ariz., Jan. 15. A four team
basketbaal league has been formed at
the Y. M. C. A. Some of the best play
ers in the association are members
of the various teams and it is from
this league that the team that will
represent BIsbee in the southwestern
championship match at El Paso will be
recruited. Two games will be played
each Saturday night beginning with
MANDOT IS MATCHED TO
MEET TOMMY MOTIPHY.
San Francisco, Calif., Jan. 15. Joe
Mandot of New Orleans, and "Harlem
Tommy" Murphy, of New York, are
matched for a 20 round battle to take
place in the Daly City arena Febru
CICOTTE SIGNS WITH SOX.
Chicago, 111., Jan. 15. Eddie Cicotte,
a Chicago American league team pitch
er, has forwarded his signed contract
to manager Jimmy Callahan. It had
been reported that Cicotte was holding
out for more pay. Contracts were re
ceived at the local National league team
headquarters from infielder Jerry
Downs and pitcher "Leftie" Liefield.
RED SOX SELL LARRY PAPE.
Boston, Mass.. Jon. 14. Larry Pape,
for the last two years a member of the
Boston American league pitching staff,
has been cold to the Buffalo club of the
STOKER TO PILOT HARVARD.
Cambridge, Mass.. Jan. 16. Robert
S. P. Storer, of this city, has been
elected captain of the Harvard uni
versity football team for 1913. Storer
has played left tackle for two years.
N offer of $8000 for 16 minutes
of work has been made to
Frank Kramer, world cham
pion bicycle rider. The offer came
from a winter racing track at Paris,
France, and Kramer has already left
for Europe. He will make his first
appearance at that city on February 8.
Jack Britton is still hurling chal
lenges at Willie Ritchie for a cham
pionship match. Britton contends that
he has fought Ritchie before, and as It
is easy for him to make 133 pounds,
the required weight, he thinks that he
is entitled to a match for the title.
The Cleveland Naps have signed
Nick Cullop, a left-handed pitcher of
the New Orleans Southern league club.
It is reported that the managers of
several other -4lg league clubs made
offers of $10,000 id $12,000 for his
services. This addition now makes
four southpaw pitchers on the Cleve-
L Xm AC.
Manager "Hap" Hogan of the Los
Angeles Pacific Coast league club, has
signed Larry Pape, a former pitcher
with the Boston Red Sox. Pape was a
substitute in the recent world series.
The Browns and Giants will not
meet in a spring series at Waco, Texas.
This, announcement was made by Man
ager John J. McGraw of the National
league cnampions, wnue in at Louis.
Johnny Bllliter of Toledo, who re
cently lost the lightweight wrestling
title to Henry Wirth of Chicago, will
have a chance to regain his lost lau
rels January si. The lads are hilled
for a finish match on that date.
George Davis, the veteran shortstop
who with Fielder Jones, Ed Walsh and
Billy Sullivan won a bevy of bunt
ings for the Chicago Americans, just
can't stay, out of baseball. He has
signed to coach the Amherst college
j- ja jt
John C Martin, the shortstop of the
Yankees, and Miss Myra E. HInkle
were married at Plalnfield, N. J. The
groom's gift to the bride was a dia
Robert ustn a 'r shmin at Wes
loan uni rs'i-i 'S ti Uwc r-,,u?i i i
3nl join th LS' r0' s fr cf t - T
t t '
BY JOE RIVERS
Mexican LIghtvrcIght Is Knocked Down
In Second Round, Hut Comes Back
So Fast That lie DazeM Op
ponent. New Tork, N. Y., Jan. 15. Joe Riv
ers, the Mexican lightweight, outpoint
ed Leach Cross, of this city, in a 10
round bout here last night.
Cross had the better of the first two
rounds. While the New Yorker was
showering rights and lefts to the head,
in the first, the Mexican slipped to one
knee, but was up in an instant. He
blocked cleverly, and proved Cross's
superior at infighting. In the second
round Cross scored the only real knock
down ,of the bout with a left hook to
the jaw. From that time on Rivers
fought cleverly and was so fast that
Cross missed frequently, becoming de
cidedly wild at some stages. Rivers's
showing in the last icund earned him
a victory by a comfortable margin.
Rivers tore in with lefts to the neck
and a right uppercut in the third. Cross
coming back with a hard right to the
head. The Mexican missed a swing a
minute later and fell to the floor, but
was up again immediately. A left jab
brought blood from the Mexican's nose,
but he immediately rushed Cross to a
neutral co.-ner, sending rights to the
body and lefts tc tne face.
Rivers became steadier as the fight
ing progressed, while Cross grew wild
and became worried under Rivers's
constant shower of left and right up
percuts. Cross backed -away from the
assault at times. In the eighth the
Mexican fell again, tripping over
Cross's foot in breaking from a clinch.
Rivers then landed four rights and
lefts to the face and head without a
return. In the last round Rivers did
practically all the fighting.
O'ROURKE 1VAXTS TO MATCH
PALZEK .VXD JOIIXSOV.
St Louis. Mo., Jan. 15. Tom
O'Rourke, Al Palzer's manager, stopped
in St. Louis on his way. he said, from
Los Angeles to Toronto to meet Jack
Johnson and the representatives of the
French promoters to come to terms for.
the proposed fight in Paris between
Johnson and Palzer.
"Johnson had no intention of leav
ing the country, I am confident."
O'Rourke said. "He was to meet me
and M. Vienne In Toronto to arrange
for the Paris fight
"The telegram Johnson showed in
Battle Creek I sent him from the coast
and outlines the deal, except that M.
Vienne offers $30,000 or privilege of
75 percent house split
Johnson was taken off a train at
Battle Creek, Michigan, and taken back
JACK McDERMOTT MAY XOT
DEFEND GOLF TITLE IX V. S.
New York. N. Y., Jan. 15. Jack Mc
Dermott the first American to win the
open golf championship of the United
States, who has held the title for two
years, may not defend his title in the
open tournament this year. When Mc
Dermott reached New York he learned
that the tournament had been set for
June 4 at Brookllne.
"I guess that will keep me out of it
as I expected to sail for England about
the middle of May," said McDermott
By remaining for the tournament at
i Brookline MoDermott would still have
time to get across the water and have
at least a week s practice, but he 'de-
clared that in justice to those who
were financing his trip to England he
uugut iu uave iiiui c fcjiiuui.B auiuau.
NEW YORK IS AGAIN
IX THE GRAND CIRCUIT.
Pittsburg, Pa., 15. The stewards of
the Grand Circuit have admitted the
Empire track of New York City to the
circuit and assigned the week of Au
gust 25 fdr the meet surrendered by
The stewards adopted a rule provid
ing that if a horse wins three stake
races amounting to 315,000. it must
afterwards compete in a class to which
It is eligible by the lowest record it
has made In any one of its winning
races. This rule does not refer to fu
turities for three year olds and under.
FHRJfS GETS DBCISIONi
SMITH IS KNOCKED OUT.
St Joseph. Mo., Jan. 15. Clarence
Ferns, of Kansas City, was given a
decision over Charles Pierson, of Den
ver, after a 15 round bout last night
For ten rounds Ferns was apparently
under cover. Both did some clever
In the scheduled 15 round go be
tween Charles Aaronson, of Kansas
City, and Soldier Smith, of Fort Leav
enworth, featherweights. Smith was
knocked out in the 12th round.
CHANCE EXPECTS TO PLAY
FIRST BASE WITH YANKEES.
Los Angeles, Calif., Jan. 15. Frank
Chance, the new manager of the New
York American league team, has re
turned to his orange ranch at Glen
dora. He said he would leave home
February 4 for New York and take
c h.a-5R?.of the Highlanders February 1L
Will you be a bench manager?' he
t"Noa" S3 tne "P1?- "I expect to
play first base somo of the time. Chase
and I will alternate probably."
AMERICAN WLNS RACE.
-5?rl,n; rinany. Jan. 16. The Australian-American
team, composed of
Jackie Clarke and Fred Hill, won the
nhJay o.!'0108 M& ended, last
ond? and XISel "nlshed sec-
Whafh,nton American league toam
h? i e .8uaa soes 30uth- Austin's
home is at Corning, N. Y.
eiiThrfl!?ent, MurPhy, of tho Chicago
semi rS,ned,fr a trlaI a Chicago
sr ,mi p,ayer ramed chs-
hiiL.A1,a.rd' the Tesas cowboy
Y8S7W!l!5ht' ls In bad wUh the New
h tav,n!L commission. Steps may
inVe ? bar Willard from any box
ing clubs in that state on account of
bonf ?JT".,?J?era.nc for a echeduled
f V One-Round" Davis, at Buf-
.,., .-- -" " irai a uiijr. ilia
n?,,hLto,.ppear before the Buffalo
th f DrouSht about a clash with
tne boxing commission.
cwm5r . Bu-nB, ex-heavywelght
champion of the world, would like to
"1?? Pal Brown, and it is not im-
;' an agreement will be
reached Mjtween the two. Burns has
l;fd ' he wil1 spend $10,000 in
wel"EFBr?Wn to th ton of the "Sht
weignt division and guarantees to have
Vimm,?.ti,ns a11 tne hest boys in the
iirst division within a year's time.
BMfi6 Collins and Jack Barry, con
siaerea the better part of Connie
!? sreat Athletic infield, have re
vrned their signed contracts for the
coming season. They did not make a
aemand for more money.
Mike Donlin has asked permission
fom, manager Dooin of the Phillies,
v. .f. fte put off h,s tlme tor reporting
until March. Mike explained that his
5netrical engagements would keep
mm busy up to that time. Manager
Looln has announced that there prob
ably will-not be more than 25 players
in the Philly squad When it leaves for
the south. Pitcher Chalmers wrote
to Dooln announcing that he would
fgn the contract at the figures of
fered, but rit'hfr Marshall added to
the troubI s of Doom by writing that
he would not slc;n his contract at the
Are there any twirlers todav who
would stand the saff and be willincr t
thro-n j, s-imo; ln a row In or.'' i tli i
a I n Ti Tii in i 111 ' r-hi il ' Tli s w -
ii . t ,1 c- t .- in i r i . i i . i i
r- Jn ls-1 T(,f b iU, cf t 3
i . r ,.c w - t-z lev. n a.
LOSE TO Y. M. C. A.
Association Men Keep Up Snappy Work
In Basketball Games Infantry
"Wins From the C. A. A.
In a fast and snappy match the Y.
M. C. A. crack basketball team proved
its superior playing over the Electric
Stars Tuesday night at the Y. M. C A.
by the score of 60 to 19. The match
confirmed the theory that practice and
coaching make the stronger team in
basketball. The Y. M. C. A played its
usual steady game and the match
proved hardly more than a tryout for
the City league champion The game
marked the appearance of the reno
vated lineup of the Stars, who passed
the ball cleverly in instances, but were
prevented from scoring by the Jong
passing and guarding of the "Y" play
ers. C. Bowman played an excellent in
dividual game and his basket work was
a feature. He scored 28 points for his
team. Bryan was the score board for
the Stars, caging five field goals for
The second game was won by Com
pany H, 22d infantry, team from the
C. A. A. by the score of 54 to 28. The
experience and superior knowledge of
the soldiers, coupled with their weight
advantage, were too strong for the C
A. A., who showed a remarkable im
provement in their open play and pass
ing of the ball. Adklns was chief point
maker of the C. A A., being credited
with four field and three free throws.
For the soldiers, Martin and Erickson
starred, Martin rimming 11 baskets and
Following are lineups:
Y. M. C. A. Evans and Teague, for-'
Wards: C. Bowman, center; H. Bowman
and Thomas, guards.
Stars Tatum and MoKemy, for
wards: Bryant, center; Alberts and
C A. A. Adkins and Grady, for
wards; Moelicb, center; Boat and Jones,
Company II Martin and Meachln,
forwards; Erickson, center; Downing,
Darr and Rasmussen. guards.
- The C A. A. and the Electric Stars
will meet at the Y. M. C A. Thursday
night to play off the protested game.
In the second match the Rio Grande
Bank team will meet Company H.
JUAREZ RACE ENTRIES O
FOR THURSDAY, JAN. 1C.
First race, selling, lour year olds and
up, 1 mite Gift 100, Palma 100, Delmas
105, Lambertha 105. Gelico 105. Crex 105,
Stare 105, Quick Trip 105. Flying 166,
Cliftonian 105, Judge Walton 10S, Force
10S, Ben Uncas 108.
Second race, selling. 3 year olds, 5 1-2
furlongs Myerdale 101, King Stalwart
103, Kiva 104, Mercurium 106, Wheeler
196. Stout Heart 112.
Third race, selling, mares, 3 year olds
and up, 5 1-2 furlongs Sprightly Miss
96, Gold Point 97. Mona Canomann 106,
Co-ed 106, Marsand 10; Beda 107, Miss
Jean 108, Elizabeth Harwood 112.
Fourth race, purse. 3 year olds and
up, 6 furlongs Pride of Llsmora 100,
J. B. Robinson 100. Florence Roberts
100. General Marchment 100. Cocksupr
100. Lucille Allen 103, Pawhuska 103,
Fifth race, selling, 4 year olds and
up. 6 furlongs Delena 103. Golden Ag
nes 103, Chanticlor 103. Venetian 103,
Twickenham 105. Native Son 105. Jim
L. 105, Cosgrove 105. Angelus 105, Teddy
Bear 10a, Bob Lynch 105.
Sixth race, selling. 4 year olds and
up. 1 mile Lotta Creed '98. Transpar
ent 100, Lescar 10S. Shorty Northcut
109, Black Mate 109, Oswald B. 109, Lit
tle Marchmont 109.
Five pounds apprentice allowance
First race, 3 furlongs, purse, fillies,
2 year olds; value $300 Gladys Y. (Bo
rel) 108. 8 to l. 3 to l, 2 to 1, won:
Superl (Henry) 108. 5 to 2, 3 to 5. 1 to
3, second: Ya-Hy-Yip (Steele) 188, 15
to 1, 2 to 1 show, third. Time. :35 3-5.
Conjury. Stella Ward, Lennie D, Irish
Ann, Alabama Bam. Best Be, Freda
Second race, 1 mile, selling, 4 year
olds and up; value $300 Jack Bills
(Steele) 104, 6 to 5. 1 to 2, 1 to 4. won;
Zinkland (O'Brien) 108, 20 to 1. S to 1.
4 to 1, second: Ben Uncas (Henry) 108.
3 to 1, 4 to 5 show, third. Time. 1:42.
Pedro, Delmas, Ah Moon, Coppers. The
Peer, Bonnie Bard, Aragonese. Origi
nator. Barney Oldfleld, H. Williams,
Third race, 6 furlongs, 4 years olds
and up: value $300 -Odelia " (Carter)
100, 15 to 1, S to 1, 4 to 1, won: Chas.
Goetz (Gross; 103, 4 to 5. 8 to 5. 1 to
4, second: Acumen (Steele) 105, 4 to 1.
1 to 3 show, third. Time. 1:13 3-5. P.
Henderson, Golden Agnes, Princess In
dustry, Sir Barry, Force, Lee Harrison
11, ran. i
Fourth race, 1 mile, selling, handicap, I
3 year olds and un: value S500 Puck I
(Molesworth) 103, 3 to 1, 7 to 10. 1 to 3. J
won; Loween (Teahan) 10S, S to 5. 7 to
10, 1 to S, second; Gold of Ophlr
(Steele) 106, 6 to 1. 6 to 5 show, third.
Time, 1:39 4-5. Melton Street Love
Day. Dr. Dougherty, ran.
Fifth race, 6 furlongs, selling. 3 year
olds and up, value $300 Sepulveda
(Slelaff) 109, 8 to 1. S to 1. 4 to 5.
won; Mimorloso (Steele) 104, 3 to 2,
13 to SO, 1 to 4, second; Parlor Boy
(Groth) 106. 6 to 1. 7 to 10 show, third.
Time, 1:12 4-5. Lady Macy. Batwa, M.
Sixth race, 1 mile, selling, 4 year
olds and up: value $300 Orbed Lad
i Teahan) 108, 6 to 5, 9 to 20, out. won;
t M. Eckert (Hill) 105. 2 to 1. 2 to 5.
out, second: Lambertha (O'Brien) 108,
20 to L 2 to 1 show, third. Time. 1:40.
Stare, Harlem Mid, Marin, Siltrix, ran.
HOWLERS IN THItEE LEAGUES
ARE ELIGIBLE FOR PRIZE
The bowlers' elimination contest for
the bag and ball prise, allows all the
members of the Cactus, Industrial and
Smelter leagues to compete. High
totals in three game matches will
count only, practice and special match
es not counting in the contest Any
member bowling in both the Cactus
and Smelter leagues will have his Cac
tus league total count only. The con
test began with the two matches Mon
day night and will continue until Feb
ruary 20. At the end of the first week,
January 17, the 10 low totals In the
Cactus, 15 low totals in the Industrial
and 10 low totals in the Smelter
leagues will be dropped from the con
test On January 24 the 22 low totals
will be dropped, and so on until Feb
ruary 20, when the remaining three
Will roll a three game match, the high
total bowler to be awarded the ball
and bag. Manager Art Woods of the
Cactus club is the manager of the
SLOSSOX INCREASES LEAD OVER
YAMAHA IN BILLLVRD MATCH.
St Louie, Mo.. Jan. 15. George sios
son increased his lead over Koji Ta
mada In the second block of the 2400
point 18.2 balkline billlard match by
defeating the Japanese 400 to 298. mak
ing the total score for the two nights
play 800 to 654. High runs: Slossin.
120: Yamada, 79. Averages: Slosson.
22 4-18: Yamada. 17 9-17.
ASSAYERS & CHEMISTS
Custom Assay Office
CRITCHETT & FERGUSON
Assayers Chemists Me talhtrgists
AGENTS FOR ORE SHIPPERS
210 San Francisco St
Bell Phone 334. Auto Phone 1334.
infiepsnaens Assay omce
ESTABLISH ID 1SS.
D. W. Bxaauxi. KM., Proprietor,
Agent for Ore Shippers Attorn cud
CheiUcet Anafyttt. Mines Examined
and Reported Upon. Bullion Work a
Wa P.O. BOX 8..
C3!cc acd Liboratorr:
Ctr. San Fnadsca & Cb&aates S&
CL PASO. TXXA3.
Chance Has Hard Task With the Yankees
New York Fans Will Expect Much in the Way of a Winning Team the First
Season TJnder New Management.
By SAM CRANE.
EW YORK, Jan. 15. Now that
Frank Chance has signed to
manae-A the Yankees for the
next three years at a salary that makes
one gurgle and gasp at its reputed
immensity, Frank will be welcomed to
our city with open arms.
Chance will come here with an op
portunity to make good that is seldom
furnished t even a successful baseball
man. He will have everything to gain
and nothing to lose, from the mere fact
that the team he is to take charge of
finished in eighth place last season.
How many managers' would jump at
such an opportunity for even less than
half the salary that Chance is to re
ceive, whatever that may amount to?
But again, it must be taken into
consideration that Chance, by signing
at the terms he is said to have done,
takes upon his broad and capable
shoulders a task that he Is bound to
find Atlas-like in its weight He will
be expected, not alone by his very lib
eral employer, Frank FarrelL but by
local fans, to show something. And
that something will be at least to
shove the Yankees into the first divi
sion . in the American league race.
From eighth place to fourth is quite a
jump, but still I have the idea that
Chance can perform that feat But it
is doubtful if any other man than
Chance can do it
Seal a Master Stroke.
As a business proposition the sign
ing of Chance was a master stroke.
The local American league club had
complete some such deal. They
were forced to do it in fact Thev
had lost prestige year after year by
not having a capable manager. While
Highlanders Seek Speedy Third Baseman
Scout Irwin Will Try ana Induce Gene Elliott to Make Trip to Bermuda with
BW YORK, Jan. 15.Arthur Ir
win will try to bag a real third
baseman for the Peerless Lead
er. The business manager of the Hign
landers has dug up bis gum shoes
from the attic and will Invade the
everglades of Florida in an attempt O
induce little Gene Elliott to take the
trip to Bermuda.
"Elliott Is one of the greatest pros
pects I ever saw." declared Irwin. "I
am sure that he will be willing to
return for a trial this spring. I 'visited
him In Florida a year ago. He didn't
wish to take a chance at that time.
His doctor had told him that a. year In
Florida would permanently relieve him
of a touch of rheumatism in the shoul
der, "I will make another attempt to
whip Elliott into line. In him Chance
will find a great third baseman. The
layoff did not hurt the youngster a
bit for he was but a stripling two
years ago, -when he first reported to
Chase. Chance says he wishes a good
defensive infield. Well, Elliott will
show him some defence, and some of
fense, too. He is some hitter, that kid.
"Chase, of course, is in a class all -by
himself as a first baseman, as Frank
Chance has always declared. If Elliott
comes back there should be no worry
on the opposite side of the diamond. I
will just about stake my reputation
on this youngster delivering the goods.
He -will never rejoin the team unless
he is absolutely sure that he is phys
ically fitted for fast company.
"The two unsettled positions or tne
infield, then, provided Elliott returns,
are the keystone defences. I do not
think that it will take a general of
Frank Chance's brains very long to
solve this problem. He has a great
candidate for the short field position
in Derrick. Every international league
manager declares this Oriole fit for
fast company. Connie Mack thinks
him a wonder'ul player.
T will be greatly surprised it Frank
Chance does not select a pretty shifty
second baseman from among the can
didates. Priest is very familiar with
the position. I know this will raise a
laugh among the fans who saw the
321.333 Texas Street. Bell Phone 1379.
Chalmers Motor Company of EI Paso
Cor. W. San Antonio and Santa Fe Sts
El Paso Rubber &
rer9s Electric arage
508 N. KANSAS E,ceIc Cars. Sparking Batteries, and
Ah to Supplies.
TRI-STATE MOTOR CO. l!l
ACCESSORIES AND FORD PARTS
it may require several more years, even
with CbanceNU the helm of the Yan
kees, to enable the Highland clan to
equal the popularity and draw m
power of the Giants, still the engage
ment of the new manager appears tJ
be the entering weJ'e whereby th
Yankees will in time be able to divide
the local baseball patronage on m r
of an equal basis than they havo here
New York is a National league cit ,
and there Is no disguising that fact
But it will be a grand good thing fe
ttle national game when the America i
league can assume to itself the same
prestige in Greater New York that .s
now held by the parent organization.
In many other cities the American
league has "the call" on the National
But here that has yet to appear. And
that Is why I say that the signing of
Frank Chance has paved the way for a
new era in local baseball.
But the mere paving of the way does
not assure the fact It is entire' lp
to Manager Chance. He will have
very worthy rival with local fandom
in manager McGraw, and doubtlftss
that was taken into deep considerai i
by owner Farrell and the shrewd Baa
Johnson, president of the Amferican
league, whose diplomacy was plainly
evident in the successful negotiation -that
resulted in Chance becoming the
manager of the Yankees.
The American league has surely
made lots of capital out of Chance
signing the contract to lead the Yan
kees. The Highlanders in like pro
portion. There are some local fars,
too, who are of the opinion that tl e
National league had the wool pulled
over its eyes by failing to keep Chance
in its employ.
youngster perform or fail to perform
when he first tried to break in en
the Hilltop under Chase.
Priest Finishes Up WelL
"He was a sick boy at that time. He
certainly fisished the season in grand
shape in the Virginia league. He also
burned up the New York State league
in 1912. besides showing a whole ot
of stuff to Harry Wolverton during the
"I am sure that Chance will figure
out an able combination before to
leaves the island," concluded business
Business manager Irwin also oe
lieves that Chance will develop tho
greatest pitching staff In organize I
baseball, and that he will make a ster
ling catcher out of Sterrett Fori,
Warhop, McConnel) and Fisher are, a
Arthur's opinion, as fine a lot of right
handers as could be imagined. The
former scout thinks Chester Hoff ari
Schulz wonderful southpaw possib:1 -ties.
He also considers Green ani
Keating, two husky spitball throwers,
as fine tossing prospects as he has ever
Irwin is not at all apprehensive, on
Chance's account, as to the outfield,
with Cree, Wolter, Daniels and LeL
velt. Both Cree and Wolter, he clalmc.
will ne as gooa as ever in the spring.
Gives your Boy & start.
Ptone 1 147. J. P. MuBa. Pre,
Use Herald Want Ads.
El Paso Auto Sales Co.
Office 713 N. Ochoa St.
J. E. JOHNSON, JR, MGR.
Ignition and Lighting
WISEMAN A ANDERSON.
Comer Myrtle and Kansas St
Automobiles, Trucks, P&sseager Cars and
Supplk- Distributors for the South
400 Block, No. Santa Fe.
Auto Supply Co.
Rich-wlson Motor :",",
42 San Vntoalo St. Thone 053.