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EL PA.SO. HERALD
Annual Advancement Edition
Sport and Automobile Section
SATURDAY. AUGUST TWEKTY-NINTH, 1914.
ONE ADVANTAGE OF THIS WAR IS YOU CAN CHOOSE YOUR OWN ARMY
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On the Other Hand, You Can't Get Away From the Old Dope That a Live Coward Seems to Have a Slight Shade on a Dead Hero.
Ebbets, Loser At Baseball, Wants
To Recoup At Open Air Boxing
Boxing Commission Asks for legal Ruling on Scheme to Stage Bouts in Ebbets Field; Would Be Sure of Big Crowds
in Summer; New Orleans Promoters Getting Ready for Winter Offerings.
Former Heavywelnht Champion
of tba World.
EW YORK. A& The Brooklyn , ward on a classy boot at popular prices
National league baseball club has j and the fighters would get more for their
not made much money this summer, I shares than they could expect if Madison
and Its president. Charles H. Bb-H Square Garden were crowded at 55 and $10
bcti is trying' to break into the boxing'
pj.me by promoting- open air bouts at Eb
ett.s Field. It is understood that formal
pp ) cation for a license has been made to
i he boxing commission, and that the mem
bers of the "coBdmish" have asked the at
torney general for a new opinion on the
legal! tv of Detroit ti bit boats in the onen.
Some time aa-o, when the Frawiey law first
'-came operative, the question was put to
the authorities and was vetoed, the conten
tion being- that the law specified boxing1
r niches should be held within four walla
Now the question whether the grandstand
and bleachers at Ebbets field constitute a
building' is to be asked of the state's
Outside of the fact that Charles H. Eb
bets is interested in this particular enter
prise there should be no objection to boxing-
shows In the opes. Ebbets. who has
ben touted in the papers as a game sport
and in the fight to the finish against the
Federal league, U the first major league
owner in organized hall to holler for help.
A minor league owner. Jack Dunn, of Balti
more heat Mr Ebbets to it by a. whisker
tnly Dunn grot out of the hole by selltnjr
jus star players to the major league. Eb
bes broke the fall by turning- over his
pirk to an amusement enterprise at night.
LMcnt!j be Is not satisfied with that deal,
as he is now seeking a boxing franchise.
Others Might Get the rrirHege.
However if Ebbets gets a permit, others
no doubt will be gien the same privilege.
And it would be a good thing- for the
pport. e erything- considered. The people
have made it plain to promoters that they
wCl not pay to ee boxing bouts in stuffy
arenas. een when the contests are of the
c lasy sort. Is other localities boxing- Is
an all the year round sport. Jn San Fran
cisco ana JjOb Angeies nearly au tne big
xratches are neia in ne open, or course.
te climate on the factfic coast permits
of that sort of thing: 11 months out of the
12 Here the weather begins to get "bet
tip along- In May as a rule, and continues
prettj n arm through, September. Nearly
Hi e months coold be utilised in the pro
motion of the outdoor game, and it would
certainly meet with the approval of the
fight fans who do not relish the idea of
passing up their favorite sport because the
bou t s are confined to stuffy and smoke
By all means let us have open air box
ing 'While it is a bit late to Introduce
an thing startltng in open air performances
this -ear the announcement that the com
mission will permit outdoor bouts will give
local p-omoters a chance to skirmish about
and make suitable arrangements for next
Public 'Would Turn Out.
The world's championship baseball series
is pot over unui tne miaaie or ociooer.
The fans turn out In great numbers to see
thoe games. Imagine -how liberally the
public would patronize a match between
"Willie Ritchie and Freddy Welsh, for ex
ample held at th Polo grounds on a sunny
Saturday afternoon along: in September The
po'o grounds seat something- like 4v,e4f
people. A promoter would reap a rich re-
Fighting: Igal In ew Orleans.
New Orleans Is now numbered among the
few fortunate cities where 2 round boxing
matches can be held under legal supervis
ion. Promoters In the pMcent city are
making- preparations to stag a number of
championship battles during the coming
fall and winter seasons. The first match
f imnnrtanM that will be offered under
the new law. while not for a title, is pretty
close to It and the winner will be given
a match with the champion of his class
later on In the season. Kddle Campl. the
fast California bantam, and Kid Herman.
the New Orleans boxer, will figure In the
first 2 round bout to be held in New Or
leans In many years.
The Southern city promoters are nothing
it not ambitious. A return match between
Freddy Welsh and Willie Ritchie is to be
attempted by D. J Tortortch. one of the
most enterprising of the fraternity. Torto
rich says he will outbid Jim Cotfroth and
Tom McCarey when it comes to a showdown
and that New Orleans will get the match
if it is held in this country
Crecent Cty Ideal Place.
On thing Is certain. .New Orelans is an
ideal niaec tn hold a champloiiahlD match.
The long- ride to and from California does
not anneal to those dyed-ln-the-wool fans
who hate to let one pass without being on
the ground, San Francisco will draw sports
from all over to see a heavyweight cham
pionship match, but New Orleans will get
them for titular matches in any of the
The revival of the 2 round bout with
referee's decision In eastern territory is a
great thing for the sport. Without decis
ions Interest In the sport diminishes. With
out them there is no such thing- as a cham
Smtth-Ahearn Match Off.
That "great" battle between Gunboat
Smith and Young- Ahearn. Great Britain's
newest candidate for championship honors
has. I note, been officially called off. Just
as well, probably, for the sport in Eng
land. If a New York promoter suggested
such a match the papers would nominate
him for the foolish factory stakes.
Young Ahearn was always a pretty shifty
sort of boxer He could step around the
ring at a lively gait, but unless he had a
sucker who didn't know what to do with
his hands his great speed aivd agility didn't
get him very far I remember when Ahearn
was matched with Mike Gibbons. It looked
like a real soft thing for Mike, and so It
proved to be. Why even Pacgkey MeFar
land. who never took any chances of in
juring his hands, found Abeara's Jaw so
glassy that he slammed over a "k. o " on
John Bull's latest candidate for the heavy
Ahearn Becomes "Native Son."
When Ahearn last appeared here he was
in the welterweight division. Or at least he
i posed as a welter. About a year ago Danny
McKet trick took him abroad along with
Joe Jeannette and Frank Moran, and the
former Brooklynite picked us weight so
fast that Dan had to send htm against
was not much of a task to make a big
"rep" for Ahearn. Howeer. he coatiinwd
to take on weight so rapidly that there was
nothing- to do but point him for the heavier
honors. Foxy McKettrick. when In London,
made such a feature of the fact that Jake
had been born in England that the fighter
was adopted as a "native eon" and his cam
paign financed by a wealthy Briton who
likes the game. .
Ahearn was matched with Bombardier
Wells, but the latter had to return to nis
duties In the army Then Gunboat Smith
was substituted for the English champion.
But Dan McKettrick knows what the Gun-
ikwh. can ao when he has a glass -ww
fighter in the ring with him. and thought
discretion the better part of valor Any
way Ahearn found he had a convenient
sore foot and the thing- was called off.
If Aheaxiv ever develops into a serious
contender Tor the championship, I will be
witling to admit that I know nothing about
Levlnsky Idol of Hebrews.
Gunboat Smith may find our busy friend.
Battling Levi risky all cocked and primed
when he gets back to his native shore If
they even let Jim Buckley's "Goonner" get
away from England. Danny Morgan, the
local hustler, looks after Levlnskys affairs
and has his man matched to meet a num
ber of second and third raters mostly
third in anticlpayon of Smith's early re
turn from abroad and the nrosDert of a
match, between the Hebrew and tae Turk.
Levtnsby Is an overrated fighter, but
withal an Interesting one Against the his:
clumsy fellows he shines, but has never
been able to do more than hold his own in
the middleweight division. In fact the
Battler has not vet shown class when on- :
posed to only fairly good men. He will
have to step his liveliest to last la rooods
with the Gunboat If the match goes
through. Levlnsky is easy to hit and the
Gunner carries the punch. That ought to
give us a line on what will happen.
Leviasky Is the idol of his race locally
and the Hebrew sports are confident their
man can beat Smith. There is only one
way to convince them they are wrong, and
that is for Gunboat to beat the Battler.
The match will pack any of the big arenas
after the cool weather has set in.
Saylor Is Improving.
Toung Saylor. the Indianapolis boxer.
must have greatly Improved In his fight
ing since he left America a year ago. Judg
ing from the battle with Young Shugrue.
whom he defeated on points in Australia
last week. Saylor was an In and outer
around these porta His career was started
with a blase of glory and he was herolded
as the comlnc Uehtweleht chamnion as
all youngsters who achieve a few victories
via the knockout route always are. But
when pitted against class at that It may
have been too early in his career he
slumped frightfully Jack Brit ton had little
trouble In stopping him on two occasions,
and Britton was never much of a punlsber.
In Australia Saylor defeated a number
of , -supposedly good men. but his greatest
feat was to win over Shugrue. The latter
left these shores rated as one of the top
notch youngsters, his record having estab
lished him as a championship contender of
the first quality If Saylor beat Mm de-
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New Raliah and Cudd Not Help tne Team Win
Busher Thinks Erers Not So Mnch and Tyler's Fast Ball Would Be Pie for Him; Gets Seats for His Girl's Crowd by
Paying for Them.
BV IIIG IV. LARD.VER
Lightweight Stars Must
Come Off the High Perch
If They Don't They Will Find Few Matches' Next Winter;
Welsh Gets Turndown at Milwaukee; Jess Wil-
lard Wants to Play the Movies; Would
Whale Johnson First, Though.
Athletics Cinch Pennant;
Are "Putting" For Giants
Mackmen Are Anxious for McGraw's Team to Win Na
tional League Race; Athletics Are Acquainted With
Giant Pitchers and Batters, While Those of
Other Teams Are Unknown Quantity.
BY T. S. ANDREWS.
MILWAUKEE. Wis.. An? M Unless
some the llghtwelsht stars, who
have been getting big guarantee!
and parses In the past, come to a
realisation of the fact that ther will have
to come off their high perch this fall and
winter, they are liable to be without Im
portant matches. The promoters, not only
In the uniwa states Dot in other countries.
If there Is one man on earth whom he
thinks he can beat, that man Is Jack John
son, and to take the championship away
from the negro would mean a for
tune for Jess. The chances are that TO11
lard will change his mrnd when it comes
right down to cases and stick to the box
ing game, for he certainly has a bright
future before him. especially if he takes
CHICAGO. Ill, Amb- . Stere: Well.
Steve, may be yon think tbls has
not been some irek here in Chi
and the excitement trill be all over to
morrow which, is -the last game of the
giants serious and I sn ess there wont
be some crowd out to see it be cause
It is a snnday. I wisht yon could of
been here for the N. Y. and Boston
games and seen how wild the crowds
aas and I bet they was not never so
much excitement at the white soxonly
may be when the Cabs was playing
them a city serious or some thin?.
"W ell Steve I would of s&'re most any
thing to of been In them games and
O'Day was ROlng to stick me In there
to but at the last minut I had to go
and get new raliah in my tooth and
mj face was swole up some thing
j w full even my cheek and my cheek
was so big it got in .front of my eye
so how could I see to catch a fir ball
or take a wallop at 1 only at that 1
guess I could hit better then some of
the men in this league if both of my
e"v es w as swole shut.
Worth Something, Anyhow.
"Well I was not going to put on no
uniform but O'Day says Tes you got
to dress every day and set on the
bench so I guess he is wise that I am
worth some thing even when I got new
'""J"" ase 1 ean tell the other
can tell me what lisence they got to
oe wnere iney are Ji will Buy you a
good cigar or some thing They got
S or 6 out fielders and they is not a
1 of them that knows it a fly ball is
going over the fence or light on sec
ond base or hit them in the head.
They got a man playing 1th base that
was not good enough for Brooklyn and
a man has got to be pretty ratten to
be rotten for Brooklyn. They got a
little short Eton that is so seared ho
is going to miss a fly ball that he
catchs them in his lap or on his chest
like a foot ball and he Is not big
enough to swing a bat but he is a
lucky little stiff and gets a hole lot
of base hits be cause he Is so small
that the pitchers keep getiag in the
hole to him and half to stick them over
UTCrs Mast Be'o Good.
This here Evers they got playing 2th
base of coarse you know a "bout. He
is the man that Is suposed to have all
them branes and he rote a book a bout
touching 2th. But he must have been
all In and no god or why did the Cubs
let him go and if he is so smart why
did he do such a rotten job of manasre-
Ing the Cubs and they tell me that it
was nis iaii tne cuos loose tne city
serious to the white sox last fall be
cause he should ought to of sent in a
pinch hitter for Cheney In 1 of the
games out i guess may be he did not
imvs wi,,t i j i. .v ' y-"" i h"ca uui. x guess may oe ne aid not
boys what to do when they get la to J have no pinch hitters he could depend
PitcLers, Alone, Cannot Win Game
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Support Half tkc Battle In Basekall
Br B. B. CADDLE.
Pm.BhKS alone cannot win baseball
games. Since the Boston Braves
started their sensational spurt and
became the rentiers up for the Xa-
uuu.1 icsuv pcsn.ni. tne zans have given
all credit to the twirling staff. Of coarse
Tyler Rudolph. James. Cratcher and Hess
desere much of the credit for the showing
of the club, but there are two other mem
bers of the team who shine as stars and
are aiding in keeping the Hub City aggre
gation winning games. They are Evers and
3laranville. second and shortstop.
Aside from the pitchers and these two
plajers the Boston club is-only an ordinary
,n(L BuI iheM Payers are stars. The
playing of Evers and Maranville has been
sensational throughout the season. If Bos
ton wins the pennant and plays the Athlet
ics they will likely prove the heroes of the
The acquisition of Herbert Moran. crack
outfielder of the Cincinnati Reds, who wsa
sold outright tost week to Boston, should
strengthen Stallings's club materially The
Boston club has a weak and uncertain out
field and Moran will add much strength to
While the price paid for Moran was not
made public it is kaown to have been In
the five figures. Stalllngs was anxious to
secure the player, saying that with his
assistance Boston could easily win the ien
nant Red Kllllfer. the slugging outfielder
of the Minneapolis AmertcaT aiSeUaJn
team, has been purchased by Cincinnati
and has joined that team. He will take
Moratfs place and Is said to be one of the
greatest finds in recent years.
njn,?lS,.'Srm.18 tne ot the '"tors in
Boto1" """ias streak according to man
ager Stainnga like all baseball
heE.eVta,,Unr '" SttiousTnd'
he thinks that a lucky coin he was given
has a lot to do with the article of ball his
team is now playing Tou could not buy
U coin from StaJlings for alnjall fortune
i.BO?5B if '"'"''oss-e superstitious be-
.V. " ""-Tr "uron army officer, gave
the manager of the Hub team a SpaSsh
coin. It was an ancient piece that was
found in a little bag tied areind V-V !
of a rebel soldier In M...1 3?a ". ?CK
rd or remifu which vin K. I btiii j i . ' z. T. . X' " . w oaa oeen
tried out dj.ni, the spring. The latest re r,n7oe? of a "ooS , SrSmSf "i
cruu to be purchased by Pittsburg is rerardVd . n .rii. &., M,OI and was
BU., S,ers,r who is tu IrW tWs"s?ason i "5s V"VmT'T1?t",'L ,
for In, ,n the "ttestern league. I SUMlngs the BraVes won th. .S.
urz - 1 . .on :i games and lost nine l,f,.H S. ...... JJ5? "l8 e' that
ring the p-cent wason He Is IS Jears savs that min ku h J l!. . " "'"
c- age ; feet 10 In he- ta . and weigh, j Br 'e?!nr,"g rVeafc ' "" to do 'lh ""
Business men of El Paso are enthused
oe the probablHtlos of this dry securing
a. b.g league club to train here next spring.
Its ery likely that some action In trying
to secure one of the 54 big league clubs to
come here will be taken at the next meet
ing of the chamber of commerce, the Ro
tary club and the Adclub.
Iait spring the Chicago White Sox
trained at Paso Routes, California. But it
is understood that the club will secure
different training grounds this spring. The
Owners dO not car. In mm! the nl.ver- am
at est California, and possibly could
m iiiuulcu io come to 251 I'aso.
The shattered hulk of the Pittsburg Na
tional league team is to be repaired before
the season of lis opens. The owners are
signing a nerd of recruits which will be
17 pounds. He twirled for the Erie team
f the old Central league back la ISIS, ami
was the premier hurler of that circuit.
Sterzer will undoubtedly make good with
a pinch and Is looking for some advise, on and may be If I had bees with the
But Steve I wisht you could get a look club then Evers would of seat me in to
at this here Boston club and If yon I bat for Cheney and we would of won
tne serious and got a bout
a peace in stead of M but of
coarse that would not of happened
icdo x ua imsh mere ana may be
If I had of been there I could not of
seen to hit be cause lots of peple has
new raljah on acct. the lake breaze
a round here. But any way Evers was not
good enough to hold his job here so
he cant be so very much though he
played good ball In this serious. The
man they got on 1st base came from
the Baltimore club and if he had of
been any good coney mack would of
had him be cause he gets a hold of
all. the good ones that the Baltimore
club have be cause I guess he has got
some thing on Jack Dunn and Jack
Dunn is a scared to send a good ball
player any wheres else accept to Phila.
So you see this here schmidt cant be
so good or Boston would not of never
had no chance to grab him.
Look at the ntching Staff.
Then look at there pitching staff. I
would not like nothing better then to
hit against this here Tyler be cause
his fast ball would be pie for me and
I would pass up his curve and lay for
ma isai ij.il men iney is tms here
Rudolph that I dont know what his
last name Is only he all ways gos by
his front name and may be that is be
cause he is such a rotten pitcher that
his family is a shamed to let him use
there name and so he calls his self
nuuoipn tnat is just a 1st name like
Frits or Bob or Steve. Then they is
this here James this an other front
name and probily his family is a
shamed of him to or else why dont
they let him use his last name and
how can him and Rudolph be real good
if there famllys Is a shamed of them.
A bout the only others they got is
a busher named crntcher and Otto
Hess that is probly holding his job be
cause they feel sorry for him and they
pay him a salery so as he can send
his grandchildern to college but I
inmK it should ought to be against the
law to let a man like he trv to pitch
be cause some day he will drop dead
on the field and the only reason the
batters dont murder him is be cause
they dont feel like they should ought
to pick on a old man that would
probly starv to death if he lost his job
but I think the President of the united
states or the some body ought to take
care of a man like he.
The man that done most of there
catching here is Gowdy that was not
good enough to be the 3th catcher on
the giants and megraw traded him to
Boston rather than nav his salary. So
you see the Boston team have not
really got no ball players that any
body else wants but look where there
at and I guess may be there mgr.
Stalllngs must be stealing sisns aaain
like they say he done in the amertcan
league or how could he get by with
it. But any -way Steve we are not yet
out of the race yet and we will give
them all a battle before we get threw
u tne or. can get my new raljan cured
Gets Scats for Ilia Glrl Crowd.
My girl and her old man and her
brother says they was all comeing out
to the last N. Y game tomorrow and
like a sucker I says I would get there
seats for them and when I went In to
get there seats the secertery holds me
up for them and charges me just like
as if I was not no ball player. I says
What do you mean charging add
mishun for mv friends and he says
Tou should ought to pa to get in your
self I felt like wrapping his jaw but
what is the use Stee and I wi'I get
buck at him some othei wav
Tours resn t BTUL.
rCnpnght, IS14 bj King A Lardmr
have been giving fabulous purses for the i care ot himself and profits by past axnexi-
Wa-absi as anal tinrataaArMililai ns.4nlaaa v.'! I a.as T. Am a ha..a;1-j n- . .
"" anaaan auivwsvuanil. Hataui(VD uuua tuvca, C B nUUUCIlttllf 9UHI1C yiljlf C4n.Il
Umjt have reached that point where they i take a vorid ot pualahment. haa all kinds
refroe to go any farther that Is. regarding I of stamina and is just in the prime of
guarantees. With practically the bulk of life. Not only has he the advantage In
the lightweight stars la the states, or sixe and strength, but also in reach,
headed for the states, the coining eaason With the return of Gunboat Smith to New
should prove to be a banner one for this
class of boxers, but it depends a great deal
upon the fighters themselves.
MHnnakre Refuses Guarantees.
Only a week age Freddie Welsh and his
manager. Harry Pollock, cabled from Lon
don to a Milwaukee promoter stating that
they would like to arrange matches with
Ritchie. White and Wolgast. but asking for
big guarantees. They were notified that
there would be no guarantees and the indi
cations are that other promoters about the
country will do likewise when It comes to
giving the fighters all the best of it. Even
Johnnr Tillman, of Minneapolis, a light
weight who Is Just coming to the front.
Tork it is vrr probable that a match will
be made between the two of them, and
then there will be an opportunity for the
winner to force Jack Johnson to ehow bis
B. Nolan Comes Back.
t Billy Nolan, who is probably as well
known as any manager of boxers, in the
world, through his handling of Battling
Nelson and Willie Ritchie; has decided to
once more take up the game. Nolan has
been credited with being one of the shrewd
( eat managers ever developed on the Pacific
coast He certainly made a barrel of raaaer
for Nelson and also for Ritchie, but In the
9 tne ironc i MU . i.a ., . -
turned down a guarantee of 15M for a i U7 t . . 7B T
match with Ray Temple, before the club at , SVwt "er NolsL w5i m ST?
un.ua -tan- awu .w.4 m. n..taa """' ioian. wBo owns a nig rancb near
Hudson, Wis., and demanded a guarantee i e-- pr-n-i--- fniA vM - -.
of $:5te with a privilege. This could not
be considered as a high class contest and
shows bow unreasonable the demand Is.
Fighters Mut Act Fairly.
Similar cases can be cited in all the box
ing centers of the United States and It is
up to the fighters and their managers to
show that they want to act in a fair
manner with the promoters; otherwise they
are liable to be out of pocket at the end of
the season. The lightweights have been
In popular favor during the past year, but
there Is such a thing also as promoters ca
tering to other clasees and thus discount
the value of the lightweights.
Even Snowy Baker, the Australian pro
moter, nas is teen ine nuncn ana nas caoiea
to his representative here to be careful and
the game for any great length of time, and
In a letter to the writer he announces that
he has made up his mind to again enter
the ring and pilot a couple of young box
ers who he thinks will develoo into cham.
I ptons. One is a lightweight and the other
a xnioaieweignt. He intends to start out
this fall In search of new worlds to con
quer and If success crowns his efforts In
this country he may decide later on. pro.
vkHng the big war across the pond Is over.
iv juw a. xour or tne won a. Billy declines
to give out the names of his proteges at the
present time He says he has them under
cover and will soon be ready to do business.
Monte AtteH Onlt nm.
Monte Attell, the ex-bantam champion of
EW TORK. Ave,
bare practically dncnen tne Ameri
can league pennant. The Boston Red
a v V sstaa 41 at Tsras ftim fa BT tnisah A
elraacs as a man has who chases a Jack rab
htt. The rabbit may bust a leg or a couple
f legs. The chances are that ae won't.
With something: like 3S games still to go.
the Athletics have a tremendous lead over
the Sox. To win. the Sox would 'have to
grab off about 3ft out of the next IS games,
even if the Athletics do no better than break
even. But It's beyond the wildest imagina
tion that both these little things should hap
pen at the same time.
Mackmen Are Moving Fast.
The Athletics have been ambling along of
late. They have not exerted themselves to
the utmost. What's the use ot tiling them
selves out To win the pennat with a lead
of five or ! games will satisfy the Mackites
just as much as would a 3ft game lead.
In a week or two when Connie Mack fig
ures it out along his careful, conservative
Hires that the Athletics have annexed the
bunting beyond a question of doubt, he'll
proceed about the business of trying out
some of his new pitchers. Connie has three
youngsters who performed In fine style this
year. But Connie must develop at least two
more. Wonderful as they are. Bender and
Plank cannot go on forever. Some day they
must step down and out. And when tnev
do, Connie wants to have his pitching staff
in such shane that the nasstor of the veter
ans will not Jar the saaoothaese of Ms grand
Both Are Going Strong.
Bender and Flank have gone along this
Br FRANK G. MEXKE.
2ft The Athletics . year ha s ma ring fashion. Plank, is his 14th
year te the hfg ring, ts making a strong bid
for the pHchtng leadership of the league He
has compiled a great record so far. and un
less seme thing- unfortunate happens before
the season is out. he will have a record trat
will stack up with the best achlements of his
Bender hasn't worked with the frequency
of yore, but every time he has taken his
position on the firing line he has demons
trated that his hrata has lost none of Its
cunning, and his whip none of its prowess.
Bender cannot stand too much work. And
he is the greatest "money pitcher" In base
ban. Knowing these things Connie is giving
him long rests between games and thus
greminr him for action in the world series
rulEng- for the Giants.
The Athletics seem to he "nulling" for the
Giants to win. They think they have the
measure of the Giants, and that If they have
to tackle the New Yorkers tfs a fairly safe
bet that they'll resent their triumphs of oth
er years. But If they have to stack up
i!t tb Braves, Cards, c- Cubs, it casts
a different aspect em things.
The Athletics know what sort of pitching
to expect from the Giants out they aren't
taraUiar with the twists and slants used
hy the twirlers of the three other clubs The
Athletic pitchers know the weaknesses of
the Giants clubbers, but they don't know
matco. mivk ine swatters on tae otner clubs.
So. if the Athletics had their way about
it. the Giants would win the National league
not go to extremes In giving guarantees. tB Pdfle coast, and brother of the &
Tms only goes to prove tnat even a con
servative man like Baker has become tired
of being held up for Mg guarantees with
privileges, it is about time tnat some of
these stars took a chance with the pro
moters. They are worth Just what they
can draw at the gate and no more.
Je WUIard Makes Cleanup.
Some boxers have peculiar ideas as to
business Jess Wlllard. the big heavyweight
from Kansas, formerly of California, who la
Just getting into the limelight and hauling
down big- chunks ot kale, has become Im
bued with the Idea that he would like to
give up boxing and become a movie actor.
Jess would probably shine as a giant cow
boy In some of the movies, for he is accus
tomed to the life and no doubt could make
a success of It. but Just at this particular
mous Abe AttelU has decided to follow In
the footsteos Of his blr brother ann nnlt
the game for good. Monte has never been
in the limelight to the extent Abe has. but
for all that he has been a very clever
fighter and has met all the best bantams
In the country during his time. However,
he has served in the ranks and has made
up his mind to become a manager.
Monte has been located for some time at
Aberdeen. Wash., and has been devetenlnir
a young featherweight there named Tex
Vernon. He claims the championship of the
northwest and Monte says be is heading
straight for Johnny KUbane's title,
Tex Yemen Promising Fighter.
"I have handled many a fighter." writes
Monte, "but tola boy Vernon looks like a
m. cnvinjHira io me ne nas an the eon-
Golf Got Real Start In 1895;
Notable Matches Helo Game
Players in England and Scotland EasUy Excelled When
Game Was in Its Infancy, but Since Then Amer
icans Have Proved Equals of Foreign Pro
fessionals and Amateurs.
time he can make a great jleal more fol- ; fldence In the world and haa been In a
i" " -. iuc t NauiKr 01 gooa nasties nere. wtnnlnc all
Daring the short time that Jess haa been ot them with ease. He is open to meet aiur
-f ---- .--.--- . ...h Kv.u. m .or; wwnu. oarr
uuc. in a great measare. to the carefttl
piloting of Tom Jones, his manager 'It la
rather unfortunate that everything should
be topsjr-torvy In Europe Just now. other
wise Willard would have a fortune ahead
of him by going over there and beating all
the European heavyweights and winding
up who a championship oatue witn Jack
Johnson and It Is not any too certain but
i.imw n.iKai in ine world- n.m.a . .
Kawh. ....a tu. i. . . r A
- " miMv sus iw jonany KIl
bane at us pounds ringside I intend to
using mm east ine coming season and you
can see for yourself that my opinion Is up
to snuff. I am going to challenge the win
ner of the Kllbaae-Dundee fight at Los
Angeles, but I presume they will want to
pass us by and tell us to get reputation.
That ... V. lu.. T l.ll W. m-
that M.- wni-.j r,. - :f h.k 71 ". .' !7:Z .,- ..V another
inn T-i . ...-.. ..... ..v v-. u.. ,. jam. y.u i ex in a win nave them
long end of the purse. looking for him."
Plan Recapture Of International Cup
-:l:- -::- -::- -::- -::-American
Tennis Players Are Active
EW TORK. Aug ! American lawn
wnna players and oinciaw are al
ready planning far the recapture of
tne uavta cup. won by tne Australa
sian team at Forest Hills. I. L. through the
efforts of Norman & Brookes and Anthony
P Wilding, with Maurice B. McLoughlln
as a nucleus a new team wUl be organised
ana a challenge issued In 1S15. provided
the European war clouds have dispersed
ana the international situation warrants
JMth Brookes and Wilding unlikely to
aeienrt the trophy again and a score of
?i?Un5 ,Aneriran players rapidly rising to
11 ."'l" alrcadv attained by 5IcUja.
.t. . ' --"-w 01 rrKsiiuiift "" " "i m
the next trv 1, , oni.lere.1 bright. McLough
"n Ictirrl., n ,,. rpcent tournament
I ,IinP inn a the gre.ite-t .Ingles pljjer in
the world. Because of his youth he is con.
ceded to have at least a five years' cham
pionship tenure. What Is needed to gtvo
the United States a really repreeentatHe
team is another player of almost equal sin
gles ability and a strong, well balanced
In addition to McLoughlin and R. Xorris
Williams 2nd. William M. Johnston, John
R. Strachan. R. Llndley Murray, Clarence
Griffin. C a Caner and Ella PottreU. form
a squad of young players who are rapidly
iiiwuiiuos iu n atavmt. .sua.. na tnese
plaers. together with seeral others of
more mature experience gle a wide field
from which to select. From this same com
bination a formidable doubles pair might be
formed although pairs already acrustomert
to the m ear team work like Dean 1
M- bt. ai i oeorge M. Chur h, who .ur- '
SW YORK. Aug. S. Although there
were two amateur gon champion
ship tournaments, one at medal play
and the her at match nlit. held
in the Catted States, la . it ,waa not
until the following year that the nVwry or
ganised United States Golf association as
sumed control of the game In this country.
The first amateur championship under the
aospteee of the National Organisation was
decided on the course of the Newport Golf
dub. Newport. R. 1. in October. It, and
won by Charles B. MacDonald. entered from
Chicago, and now a resident of New Tork
CHy. Next Monday the loth anniversary ot
this event, carrying with it the champion
ship cup and title for which a irnt fi.lrt
of players will contend, will begin on the I
TrjvU was pot out by E. M. Byers. ot
i". lB "S. """I "ateh play roun.l
at Olenvlew. m.. hi IS, when L. N.
James, of the local dab. wast the title with
Byers as the runner an. Travis came again
in IMS at Glen Cove. jr. x, and won the
title for the third time. Byers again being
the other finalist. H. Chandler Egan. of
Chicago, next held the honor for two
years, having won It at Baltusrol. N J (a
ls4. and successfully defended It at Whea
toa. IIL. in IMC. e. x. Byers was re
warded, for his persistent efforts in l)o
when he became champion after defeating
the Canadian champion, George S. Lyon,
of Toronto, at Sngleweod. N J . la IMC.
Trarers Won in 10a?.
The present champion. Jerom IX aTav-
llaks of the Ekwanok County club. Man
chester. vt, and the final round will be
decided the following Saturday
a'oreigners Excelled at Tint-
In the early days of golf In this country 1 "f. " s't1 &JZL tI1,G2Un- a7 ""
K was only natural that those who had ' SSUZti?, Wheaton. ill R. Gardener of
- . .. iviBndi cao winner .!
era, captured the title In 1M? on So link
- u. fucua cud, uevewna. uaso. when
he defeated Archie Graham, the New Jer
sey state champion, in the final round an 1
learned the game in Scotland and England I w
ul. bj Ik. 1ma.4.. ..!.. ... ! "
easily led the American players, aa after 1
C Fownea. of Pittsburg, survived
iy iei "e ABwims Mayers, aa atter 1 c . .. . . ----,, . it
victory ot C B. MDontSTtn the f Im i fig? "V?,1 iS" " B?U,'- .M"
This was by far the largest number
tournament. . j wnlgham. also a Chi- S-rt. fc.7.. nl numoer
cago entrant, who had come from the other ' TLh!lr.J??n a "U""! tour-
all but players with a national rating of
21. "Sri """ competition, no
tssld can ever be assembled for this
,.At Awl. " T.. in Mil, there w.ra
1T starters when for the first and only
ante the cup and the title left the United
gLSL," ,ht r"- Harold Hilton.
wiaiisr. not not mull h had b?n hpsu
JHFE!iM" " S. R tn.Snn.ay
round at Wheaton. ra. when J D Tracers
ZZZT --!.." J"H?" .. mrked his
side of the Atlantic with his bag of crabs
ana a line anowieage or now to use them,
won the title In 1SJS at Shlnnececk HTUs.
Long Island, and repeated the following
year at Wheaton. III. The fourth cham
pionship waa decided at Morrlstowa. N J.
In 1IM. and won by Plndley S. Douglas,
who bad come from Scotland to make
America his home.
From this stage of the game, however, the
Amertcan homebred golfer became a factor
In the championship class, and H. M. Harri
man. of New York, took the measure ot
Douglas In the flnial match a year later, at
the Oweatsia elm's links, near Chicago,
and Walter J. Travis, followed with tk
...Iiif vfetfiH.a il Ik, "- u
Atlantic City tournaments In lm and lui I ;TT vr. ." M.? rny and title.
"- " ""' caued upon to defend
prised the Davis cup gallery by defeating
Doust and Dunlop the Australasian reserv
ensts. are aallable and need but a little
polish to make them or cup caliber
Unless the other tennis playing nations of
the world geep pace In the development of
voung plaers it is doubtful therefore if
the next contest for thw cup will witness
the (.loie and thri'ling p!a that developed
in the 11! struggle. An analysis of th.
S.V".S.Pv,r,nl '0r ,he t.5SSent iow.
that the representatives of the seven ni.
-onslatlng of J. matches , Mts anJ ,,,
Efi. Si ,I,e IiP"' of the Brit -1
Isles-Australasian and the United s-ates-
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