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wiltse, the Veteran
Twirler of fhe
McGraw May Piay Wiitse At First
Veteran Wants a Try at an Infield or Outfield Position When the Time Comes
That He Is Put on the Shelf as a Pitcher.
By SAM CRANE. . -
NEW YOF.K. Jan. 24. Pitchers
WHtse and Kirty nave signed
to play with the Giants the
lomiiig season. Their contracts were
received by secretary Foster at the
headquarters of the club in the Fifth
Avenue building yesterday.
Hooks" "Wiltse is no holdout. He
was pleased enough to sign at the sal
ary offered him and hustled the con
tract on with as little delay as con
forms to the dignity of -a veteran, who
does not want to give the idea that
he was tickled almost to death to affix
his signature to the " document
He did not have what could be called
a blooming season last year and still
he was not a "bloomer." He had one
of his bad years, but he has the happy
faculty of coming back when least
expected, and 1913 may be his lucky
Wiltse has the deserved reputation
of being the best fielding pitcher in
the business, and whether he is pitch
ing winning ball or not, he still holds
his end up in covering bunts, reaching
up for and stopping high, hard hit
bounders, to which boxmen who do
not have his long reach and pluck sing.
"We never speak as we pass by," as
This is what you hear
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EL PASO BANK & TRUST CO.
EL PASO, TEXAS.
Our Door-Closing Days Are at Hand
. NOW FOR A DOUBLE-QUICK CLEARANCE OF ALL MERCHANDISE ON HAND.
EVERYTHING MUST BE SOLD.
HUNDREDS OF THE QUITTING BUSINESS SALE PRICES HAVE BEEN CUT ANEW.
DOOMED. ALL STOCKS ARE DOOMED.
THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS WORTH OF SUITS, OVERCOATS, HATS, SHOES AND FUR
NISHINGS NOW THROWN TO THE MERCY OF THE PUBLIC.
YOUR GREATEST BARGAIN HARVEST IS HERE AT THE BAZAAR.
REMEMBER THIS SALE WILL NOT CONTINUE MUCH LONGER.
WE MUST QUIT, WE MUST SELL, WE MUST SACRIFICE. COME, EVERYBODY COME.
The last days of the
Quitting Business Sale
Store open until
the scooters and sizzlers shoot past
Wants to Play Kirat.
"Hooks" has aspirations to play first
base whenever the time comes that he
is put on the shelf as a pitcher.
George is as active and nimble as
the proverbial flea, and naturally his
batting would vastly improve If lie
played every day. He hit away above
.300 last season, and that is evidence
'or should be. anyhow that he would
be a very valuable man at bat in case
he was shifted from the box to some
other position. He ought to become a
fairly good base runner also, for there,
is nothing like a welcome change to
renew the good old pepper in a vet
eran box man.
Pitchers who have made good in
other positions stars, in fact are
without end in the long history of
baseball, many of the most noted bats
men and fielders having graduated
from the "mound." Cy Seymour being
one who, after going into the outfield,
led the National league in batting, and
there are others who have by their
natural hitting ability, that was latent
while they were pitchers, developed to
Now, Wiltse has all the earmarks of
being a splendid fielder outside of the
box and there is no telling how high a
mark he would attain as both fielder
and batter should his lines be placed
elsewhere than on the "hill." It would
bo worth while to give him a tryout
at first base if the opportunity arises,
and manager McGraw is not the man
who will refuse to take a chance on
what he considers a good gamble.
Knows Every Angle of Gnme.
"Wiltse will not have youth in his fa
vor, but he knows the game from all
angles and- what to do with the ball
in an emergency. .
"With the ambition imbued in his
mind that he can become a fielder In
either the in or outfield, I should not
be surprised to see George down in
Marlln with the first batch of young
sters, working his head off to set into
Robertson has been mentioned as a
possible candidate for the first base
position with Merkle, but I am of the
opinion that if his once strong south
paw wing, that was Injured in a foot
ball game, does not become strong
enough for him to pitch during the
training trip. McGraw will groom him
for the outfield.
Robertson is some hitter, one of that
kind of left-handed swatters like Sam
Crawford, Shulte and others, who take
a toe hold and with the tremendous
power behind their broad shoulders
wallop the ball a mile, more or less.
All last season McGraw predicted big
things with the bat for Robertson, and
he stiU has the same faith in his slug
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DKAUGHOIf'S BUSINESS COLLEGE
K. F. Davis, Manager. Phone 14SJ.
THE AQUATIC BATTLE
Tales Told At the Ringside
; By W. A. Phelon
fc! Y VERY now and then," says Little Bear, an educated Cherokee Indian who
ti used to have much fame as an allround athlete, "I read of fights which
-"- are slated for decision on board of boats steamers or barges navigating
lake or river, and which are figured as safe battle grounds, immune from the
authorities. They seldom have these fights in reality either the promoters and
the boat people disagree as to the boat-rent, or they simply disembark and trans
fer the ring to dry land. Now and then, however, such battles have" been fought,
and they are no place for a minister's son.
"Long, long ago it must be nearly 20 years I was boxing round the middle
west, and well-meaning people arranged a match between me and a lightweight
named Jimmy Doyle. Sombeody proposed staging it on a boat.. The said boat
to go about five miles out in Lake Michigan and both Doyle and I were well pleased
with the idea. The night of combat arrived; so did a large and mostly intoxicated
multitude; the boat was speedily filled, and away we steamed. Once beyond the
jurisdiction of the harbor police, a ring was pitched, we donned the gloves and
the fight began.
"Just as we began to mix it, the boat lurched, executed a half-roll, and came
back. I climbed put of the scuppers, with some difficulty, and returned to the
ring, to find it populated by a dozen drunken men who had been heaved in bodily.
They were cleared away; the fight started again, and we must have gone two
minutes when the boat stood on its head.
"This time, I got mixed up in the anchor chains and the cordage round the
bow. When I came back, Doyle was not visible. After several minutes' search,
they found Mm in the cook's cabin, somewhat dazed. .He was revived, the ring
was again cleared of jags, and again we started. Possibly we went 40 seconds,
when moaning, seasick people began to grow so numerous in the ring, most of them
clinging to the ropes that we couldn't find
uii, witn tne aid or tne reteree, we could kick them out of the way. Then the
"Round two was very good for ten seconds or so, and then the boat surged
over suddenly. I brought up against the bulwarks with a fat man on top of me.
When we got disentangled and had once more emptied the ring, we couldn't find
the referee. Cries for help, coming from the black lake to the left, showed that
he had fallen into the drink. By the help of the ship's crew, we managed to fish
Mm out, and then found that in Ms marine struggles he had lost the purse! The
coin wMch was to reward our battle had filtered out of Ms pocket, and was some
where down in the fathomless aqna!
"They can all have those boat-fights. Somehow or other, they never did appeal
to me after that one occasion."
A Little Sport;
JEM DRISCOLL, featherweight cham
pion of England, nas been made
the favorite nv&f rkwan irni.n o
odds of 10 to 7 in their coming 20
round bout for the featherweight
championship of England to be held
at the National Sporting club in Lon
don. The fighters will box for a purse
of $7500 and a 11000 side bet.
Joe Hirers has returned to Cali
fornia, from his race across the coun
try to bet at the bedside of his father
who Is 111 in Los Angeles. Rivers, in
telling of his fight with Cross says
that he was handicapped by having to
fight in a 15 foot ring, which the pro
One Round Hogan, of California, has
signed articles to meet Bobby Scan
Ion, of Philadelphia, in a 10, round bout
at Brooklyn, New York on January
27. Scanlon has been coming up rapid
ly in the last few months. They will
fight at 133 pounds.
The boxing lid ias again been
clamped down at St. Joseph, Mo. A
scheduled 15 round bout between Fred
die Daniels and Danny Goodman "was
ordered stopped by the police.
According to the Yale track schedule
which has been completed that uni
versity will meet Princeton, May TO,
and Harvard at New Haven on May 17.
Christy Mathewson was arrested at
Jamaica, New York, and assessed $10,
on a charge of speeding In an automo
bile. Mathewson was running 31 miles
an hour in the automobile which the'
New York fans presented him last
"Willie Lewis, the New Jersey middle
weight, has received as offer from the
"Wonderland fight club in Paris, France,
of $2,500 to meet Jeff Smith at that
city, on February 5.
Tom Jones, manager of. Ad Wolgast,
Is in Chicago trying to clinch a match
between Cyclone Johnny Thompson and
Jim Flynn for the commission weight
title. If the articles are agreeable to
both fighters the bout will be pulled
off at McCarey's Vernon arena at Los
Nick Collins, of Chicago, wrestling at
St. Louis, under the name of Young
Gotch, was so badly hurt when thrown
by Albert "Wasem, of St. Louis, using a
toe hold, that he was unable to ap
pear for the second fall. The Chlca
goan suffered a torn ligament in his
left knee, and the dislocation of his
left ankle. The wrestlers weighed
each other. So we suspended hostilities 1
A Little Gossip
138 pounds. The first fall was in 55
Packey McFarland has written Billy
Gibson, manager of the Garden Ath
letic club, New York, that he will ac
cept a contract to meet Jack Britton
for a guarantee of $6000.
Joe Mandot says he has been prom
ised a match with Willie Ritchie on
July 4, providing he wins from Har
lem Tommy Murphy, on February 22.
The University of Wisconsin basket
ball team defeated the University of
Minnesota quintet by a score of 19 to
"Peanuts" Schebert, of Rock Island,
111., won the decision from Eddie Len
non, of Springfield, Mo., In a fast 10
round bout before the Lyric Athletic
club, at Moberly. Mo. Lennon fought
fiercely In the 10th, but was unable to
overcome Scheberfs lead in the earlier
The Cleveland American league club
has signed Nick Cullop, New Orleans's
leltnander. The price paid for him was
not announced. The Cleveland club now
nas lour southpaws.
Tris Speaker's methods have been ex
posed; 'According to reliable authority
he wears a big black crop of whiskers
during the winter and plays ball all
over the southwest Just to keep in form,
during the off season. In the spring he
returns to Texas, where he plays with
the big leaguers who train there. Any
way, he hits the bal hard and often
whether he plays all winter or not.
An effort is being made by the new
owners of the Phillies tp make some
sort of a bargain with "the Athletics
to use the grounds at Shibe park for
Manager Kelley, of Indianapolis, is
negotiating with the Philadelphia Na
tional club for first baseman Luderus;
but will retain "Scotty" Ingerton, no
matter what happens. He will also in
sist upon getting two players from De
troit as payment for infielder Bobby
Otto William, for seven years a
member of the Indianapolis club of the
American association, has been sold to
the Kansas City club of the same
Frank Harter, of Keyesport, TIL, has
been signed by manager Joe Tinker to
pitch for the Cincinnati Reds this sea
son. Harter played with Portsmouth,
of the Ohio State league last season.
The last days of the
Quitting Business Sale. .
Clifford J. Halpern,
CUBS' ITINERARY OF
SPKIXG TItIP DATES.
Feb. 15 Leave Chicago for
Feb. 17 to March IS Train at
March 19 Jacksonville, Fla.
March 20 and 21 Chattanooga,
March 22 and 23 Memphis. J
March 25 and 26 Nashville,
March 27 to 30 Louisville. Ky.
March 31 to April C Indian-
apolis, Ind 4-
April 7 Home, University of
April 8 Horn?, Northwestern
April 10 Home, open season. 4"
BASKETBALL TEAMS CHEERED AS
THEY GO TO ALBUQUERQUE
While High school boys and girls
gave their school yell at the union sta
tion Thursday night, they cheered their
basketball players, boys and girls alike,
who left on the Santa Fe train for Al
buquerque. They will return to El Paso
Saturday night and a large crowd is
expected to greet them.
Those who made the trip are: Misses
Mary Wadllngton. Bessie Rutledge,
Vivian Pomeroy, Dema Fleck, Charles
Carter, Merle Batson and Mary "Weeks.
Messrs. Chas. Kilburn. Louis Robertson,
Will Race, Tom Schumacher, Ross Hill.
Nelson Rheinheimer and Carl Mee. C C.
Golden, the coach, went along to take
care of the teams, and Mrs. James F.
McGinn went as chaperone.
AMATEUR REFUSES TO GIVE WAY
WEIGHT TO JOHNSON'S SOX
San Francisco, Cal., Jan. 24. There
win be no six round bout tonight be
tween Ernie Clark, of Los Angeles,
amateur welterweight champion of the
Pacific coast,, and Archfe Johnson,
youngest son of governor Hiram John
son. When Johnson weighed in at the
Olympic club, the beam balanced at
148 pounds, three pounds over the "wel
In refusing to waive the difference In
weight, Dewitt Van Court, representing
"With a less able contender I might
take a chance."
McINTYRE WILL BE GIVEN
A CHANCE WITH THE REDS
Chicago, m, Jan. 24. Harry Mcln
tyre, a former member of the Chicago
American league baseball club, will go
south with the Cincinnati Nationals on
their-spring training trip. He and man
ager Joe Tinker came to terms last
night Tinker stipulated, however that
Mclntyre must show he is In good con
dition before he Is placed on the pay
Manager Callahan, or the local Amer
ican leaguers, has announced that he
probably will use Harry Lord, the old
third baseman In the outfield this year.
FT. STOCKTON GIRLS LOSE.
Alpine, Tex., Jan. 24. The Fort
Stockton High school, basketball team
was defeated on the Alpine grounds by
the Alpine High school team, 19 to 6.
The Stockton team consisted of Misses
Bond, GIpson, Baumgarten, Morton,
Rlggs and Rooney; the Alpine team of
Misses McSpadden, Richardson. Craw
ford, Collins. Musgrave and Eva Col
lins. Mrs. James Rooney and super
intendent Baker, of Fort Stockton
chaperoned the party.
Mclean signs with cards.
Cincinnati. O., Jan. 24. John ("Lar
ry") McLean, the erstwhile Cincinnati
catcher, has signed a contract with
the St Louis National league team for
Gires your Bov a start
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INTERNATIONAL I A f
Murphy Tells Inside
Owner of the Chicago Nationals Says
Who Can Play the Game Wants
CHICAGO. 111., Jan. 24. The Cubs
past and present, with particu
lar references to managers' past
and present, and with more particular
reference to Frank Chance as against
Johnny Evers, are dealt with in a long
signed article by Charles W. Murphy,
Cub president It is the longest inter
view In Murphy's oareer, the first time
he has emerged from the shell of se
crecy in which he has always been
Most interesting Is his explanation
of why Chance was let out and his
comparison of Chance and Evers.
"When I asked Frank Chance if he
wanted to manage the Cubs in 1913,
he writes, "he replied 'I would rather
Murphy continues: "After Evers had
succeeded to the position. Evers said:
I would not trade positions with the
president of the United States.'
"Without wishing to retract from the
accomplishments of Mr. Chance, I am
n.j ... ...... .nth., r.dant 7C
pression of Ted Sullivan and say: Too 1
often tne cnip gets crean. wuaa -really
belongs to the wave. Chance
gets credit for the achievements of
the Cubs in the last years and he
WOJIEN BOWL GOOD SCORES
ON THE CACTUS ALLEYS
The Cactus alleys were turned over
to the women bowlers Thursday night,
as no regular program had been mapped
out Several of the bowlers rolled good
scores. The postponed match between
the Calisher and Andreas teams of the
Cactus league will be played off to
night on alleys three and four. Five
picked bowlers, representing the Indus
trial league and a picked team from
the Smelter league will bowl on Jleys
one and two.
SNODGRASS SIGNS WITH GIANTS.
Los Angeles, Cal Jan. 24. Fred
Snodgtass, center fielder of the New
York Nationals, whose muff of a fly
ball in the deciding game of the world's
series last fall was a large factor in
losing the pennant for his team, has
again signed a contract to play with
manager McGraw. Snodgrass says his
contract gives him a substantial in
crease in salary.
WILLARD CANCELS FJGHT.
Chicago, I1L, Jan. 24. The bout be
tween Jess Wlllard and Dan Daly,
scheduled for next Saturday night in
Philadelphia, has been cancelled be
cause Wlllard broke a bone in his right
hand in his bout with Frank Bauer at
Fort Wayne. It will be a month be
fore Wlllard can fight again.
PHILLIES SELECT CAMP.
Philadelphia. Pa.. Jan. 24. The Phi
ladelphia National league baseball club
will train at Southern Pines. N. C. The
squad will leave here Feb. 24, the same
day the Philadelphia Americans depart
for San Antonio, Tex.
SCHULTZ GOES TO SACRAMENTO.
Cincinnati, C Jan. 24. Wallace F.
Schultz, pitcher of the Philadelphia Na
tionals, has been sold to the Sacra
mento, Cal., club.
MIDDIES ELECT CAPTAIN.
Annapolis. MdL, Jan. 24. K. P. Gil
christ of Missouri, has been elected
captain of the naval academy football
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His Enthusiasm Is Confined to Those
More Playing and Less Managing.
should get all the credit due him. but
it should be borne in mind that he has
been fortified at all times with a bunch
of ball players who, as Joe Tinker re
cently said, 'could go out and do
Murphy talks of the advantages of
youth and the handicap of advancing
age and says: "My enthusiasm is pret
ty much confined to those men who
can play the game and not to those
who wish to draw pay for telling oth
ers how to do it We don't want a com
pany of superintendents. We want more
ball playing and less managing."
As between Chance and Evers. he
says: "Frank Chance was successful as
a playing manager. I am sot prepared
to say that he "will prove a wizard as a
beneh manager. I don't believe that he
thinks as fast as Evers or Tinker. And
it might be said In passing that the old
national game is glared up so now that
fast thinking is the first requisite of
success. Handling a club nowadays
must be done after the fashion that the
electrical machine works which makes
the rivets on the modern steel sky
scraper." Murphy confidently predicts a cham
pionship season for 1913. Then Charles
'W. retired to his corner.
BASKETBALL TEAMS TO MEET
AT A. & M. SATURDAY NIGHT
State College, N. M, Jan. 24. On Sat
urday night the boys' basketball team,
of A. & M. college will meet the El Paso
Y M. C A. team in the college gym.
The same evening there wm be a girls
game between two picked teams of the
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