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SPORTS IN OR OUT OF DOORS
'iiS A MAGIC NAfVIE
BASEBAUL FAXS PJ\ THEIR IIOPJ:^
O.\ A. G. SPALD
.WHY THE ROOTEES TRUST HIM
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t«-s.;rity and Kijowa tlie
•'What is Al Spalding going to do for
This question is being asked by hun
dreds ... thousands of "fans" through
out the country. The election of the
veteran player to the presidency of the
National league has inspii'ed them with
new hopes. If he takes held of the big j
association -with the vim he displayed j
while at the head of the old Chicago
champions', they are confident he will
speedily put the sport back to a reputa
ble and profitable basis.
The baseball "fans" are with Spading
to a man. In him they see the Moses
who i> to lead the "knights of the dia
mond" out of the wilderness. They are
confident that he alone is capable of ele
vating baseball to the position it occu
pied many years ago. Those who
make this declaration say that never
before in the history of the game has
there been a better opportunity to mako
It an almost exclusive craze. They
point to the fact that during the last
few year 3 the .American public has; paid
oiu large sums of money to witness pro
fessional games that were little better
than "prairie league" contests. It is
now up to Spalding to get the very best
players into the field of the National
league, and to infuse into the various
teams a distinct individual^' or local
Interest attached to the teams, that was
one 01 the chief factors in making the
game so popular years ago.
In accordance with Mr. Spalding' new
policy President James A. Hart," of
the Chicago team, has started out to get
the best players, regardless of salaries,
for this city. With the aid of Spalding,
Hart has signed contracts with thirty
one players. Frank Selee, who for
twelve years had charge of the Boston
club, during which time that aggrega
tion won seven pennants, will be 'man
ager of next year's Chicago nine. Among
the promising players who have signed
with President Hart are: Harry Oila
gen. who played with Rochester last sea- J
son; Jack Doyle, Bobby Lowne, who was
with Boston last year; Kennedy, a prom
ising player from the Nashville team;
McCormick. Tinker, and Mclntyre, of
California. These men will be tried out
for infield work. Those who will be
tested for the outfic-ld are Slagle, who
has played with Philadelphia and Bos
ton; Williams, a college man from New
England: Charlie Dexter, and Jones, of
Rockford, who is considered a coming
star. Kling, Kehoe and Chance will
try for duty behind the bat, while Eason,
"Rube" Waddell, and Gardner, the latter
an Eastern icague man, have been sign
ed for the pitcher's box. This, however,
is merely a starter, and is given as an
evidence of the way Spalding and Hart
intend infusing life into professional
baseball next year.
How Spaldin- Got Rich.
Spalding has turned back to the game
purely because of his love for it. Baseball
lias been like Aladdin's lamp to him.
Few of the "fans" who now worship him
as having been the chief spirit in bring
ing the same forward realize that his
Qt fortune estimated at $15,000,000,
had its origin on the baseball diamond.
His lirst start In life was as the captain
of the old Forest City team, of Rockford,
at a salary pf $900 a year. It was while
serving in this capacity that he became
famous as a pitcher and secured the pres
tige in the sporting world which made
him so popular later in life. Through his
ability to hurl a swift ball over the homo
plate he earned money enough to enable
him to engage in the sporting-goods busi
ness, and it was in this iield that he made
most of his millions. A large part of his
wealth was earned, however, in realty
Investments in Chicago, and besides a
number of lots in the down-town district
he now owns most of the village of Har
vey, this part of his estate being managed
by hia son. •
Yet through all his business ven
tures his intense devotion to baseball has
never waned. He was an ideal athlete
in appearance, being six fet two inches in
height and weighing 221) pounds, with not
an ounce of superfluous flesh, and bearing
his fifty-one years a.s though he were still
the boy in fact that he is in heart. He
is endowed with an immense amount of
personal magnetism, and this, coupled
with his thoroughly democratic spirit and
his deep, resonant voice, makes him a
character delightful to meet and converse
The milionaire baseball man never tires
of discussing his favorite game. If a
"fan" approaches him on the street and
asks him about a recent game h*e will stop
and discuss the merits and demerits of
the contest for hours. He will analyze
each play, tell just what a certain player
should have done at a critical moment,
and pass criticism upon the errors made.
But if the "fan" should venture to go
into the politics of baseball Spalding will
suddenly remember that he has a pressing
engagement and depart. He adores base
ball. He despises tne politics that ■ has
taken hold of the professional game. The
modern gplf fiend could not take more in
terest in that slow but highly interesting
pastime than Spalding does in Baseball.
Siiving of C. A. A.
In every phase of his life this Croesus
of the green diamond is a most interest
ing character study. When his wealth
reached the point where society forbade
his donning white knickerbockers and
doubling himself up in the pitcher's box.
he began devoting his attention to sport
in general, keeping his eye, however, on
baseball in particular. He joined the New
York Athletic club and became one of its
leading spirits. He also became one of
To knock out the Grip 1, take "77."
To break up a Cold, take "77."
To stop a Cough and soothe the chest*
To cure Catarrh and clear the head,
To prevent Pneumonia and strengthen
the lungs, take "77."
To cure Quinsy and hcai the throat,
To feei secure and keep well, be pre
pared for emergency by carrying in your
pocket a bottle of "SeventjvSeven"
C' 77'"). Dr. Humphreys' Famous Specific
for Grip rind Colds. It stops a Cold at
the start and "breaks up" Colds that
the controlling members of the Chicago
Athetic association, and there are many
members of that organization today who
say that Spalding saved it from dissolu
tion during the panic of 1533. His stand
in behalf of the club has never heretofore
been made public, and in view or his re
rent altitude toward purer baseball it
forms a timely instance of his disregard
for money when he starts out to accom
Everything that he has touched has
turned, so to speak, into gold. He has
never been known to fall in any of his
undertakings. Without aparenfly count
ins the cost he has plunged into ventures
that seemed almost beyond reason, and
has come out of them crowned with suc
cess. A glance at his life shows him to
be an American athlete with a business
career that has no parallel. His history
also is directly allied with that of base
ball, so that the details of his younger
days include the beginning of profession
alism on the diamond.
Spaldins'si Baseball Record.
Albert G. Spalding was born at Byron,
Ogie county, Illinois, on Sept. 2, 1850. He
attended school at Byron, and later in
Rockford, where his parents made their
home in 1863. While a mere lad he be»
came devoted to baseball. The game was
then in process of development, and pj
largely have the methods he then work
ed out become the rules of the gamo
that it may be fairly said he is the
"father of baseball." Spalding's first ex
perience as a professional ball player was
with the famous Forest City club, of
Rockford. When he was only sixteen
years old he began pitching for that or
ganization, and a year later, in ISG7, whan
the Forest Citys defeated the famous
Nationals, of Washington, by the score
of £3 to 23, young Spalding's name be
came a byword.
The old Boston club offered him $1,300
a year to pitch for it. and the youth' had
all but accepted the offer when hi 3
mother interfered. She wanted to have
him enter some profession that involved
less physical exertion, but despite her
protests he firmly announced his inten
tion of sticking to baseball. The family
dispute was finally settled by young
Spalding's agreeing to reject the Boston
offer, with the understanding that he
would be permitted to play with tho
Forest Citys. Professional baseball was
officially established in America in IS<SS,
when the National association recognized
it by dividing players into two classes.
The first regular professional team was
the Red Stockings, of Cincinnati, which
was organized and captained by Harry
Wright, one of Spalding's famous contem
poraries. The other foremost nines of
that period were the Forest Citys, the
Haymakers, of Troy; the Atlantics and
Eekfords. of Brooklyn; the Athletics, <>f
Philadelphia, and the Nationals.
The wonderful success of the Red
Stockings, who completed the entire sea
son without being defeated, led to the es
tablishment of other teams throughout
the country, and in IS7O theie was at least
a score- of purely professional teams,
among them being the first nine organ
ized in Chicago. This aggregation was
a laughing stock rather than a credit to
the city, and it was during the existence
of the first team that the term "Chicago,"'
for shutting out a, team, was used. The
Mutuals-went to Chicago and defeated
the local players by the score of 9 to 0,
and this gave rise to the expression "they
Chicagoed the Chicagoes." It spread ev
erywhere, and a shut-but was called a
Start of National League.
Tn 1871 "Nick" Young, Spalding's pred
ecessor as president of ■ the National
league, appeared as a prominent factor in
the baseball world. Young wag then sec
retary of the Olympic Club of Washing
ton. He suggested that the professionals
form a league of their own, and the plan
was boomed by Harry AY right. The result
was the organization of the National as
sociation of professional ball players.
Here is where the pennant first* entered
into baseball. The association author
ized a companionship title and provided
for a pennant, or, as it was then termed,
"a championship streamer."
About the time that Young was formu
lating heavy ideas concerning baseball,
Spalding, having overcome the objections
of his mother, accepted a flattering offer
from the Boston team, and became its
pitcher and captain. After Spalding left
the Forest Citys they gradually went to
pieces. When he joined the Bostons they
became pennant winners. Up to this pe
riod pitchers had not been permitted to
use an underhand throw in delivering the
ball, but through Spalding's efforts the
fossilized rule was abandoned.
In 1874 the Bostons and the Athletics
visited England, where they introduced
baseball to the astonished Britishers, and
fehen defeated them at cricket. Spalding
w ras then regarded as one of the most
successful of the strategic class of pitch
ers, in judgment, command of the ball,
pluck, endurance and nerve he had no
superior. As a batter he equaled the
best of what were then termed "scien
tific" hitters—men who used their heads
more than their muscles in handling the
ash. His strong point in delivery was the
success with which he disguised a change
of pace from swift to medium, which was
then considered a great essential in suc
William A. Hulbert enga-ed Spalding
for the Chicago team in the fall of 1375,
and these two men began fomulating
plans for the establishment of the pres
ent National league. Spalding, Hulbert,
Charles A. Fowle, of St. Louis; John A.
Joyce, of Cincinnati; William E. Chase,
of Louisville, met in December, and de
cided to break away from the National
association. The Eastern clubs were
communicated with, 'and on Feb. 2, 1876,
the National Prague was regularly or
ganized, with Ex-Gov. Moigan G. Bulke
ley, of Connecticut, as president, and
N. E. Young as secretary.
Chlcagoa the First Champions.
One of the noteworthy changes follow
ing the organization of the new league
was the transfer of Boston's "big four'
—Spalding, White Barnes and McVey—
to the Chicago club. Spalding made a
great spurt with his new team, and woi
the initial championship of the leagu'
In the following year, however, it wai
at the tail end of the league; in, 1878
fourth; in 1879, third, and in ISSO it
again appeared at the top. From then
until 1883 it held the pennant, and then
in 188 a the really glorious days of base
ball in Chicago dawned.
After his team had made a showing
fj£*BW?s. nol entire'y satisfactory in
IS<9 Spalding began doing some reorgan
izing. Seven men were released, and
mosL of the Indianapolis team of §78 was
absorbed. It was then that the present
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"king of baseball" began getting togeth
er the material for his famous champion
ship aggregation. Dalrympie he di^oo , -
ered in a minor league in lowa. He also
secured George P. Gore and Ed William
son. In 1880 -~i«.e Kelly, the famous
•?lO,OCO beauty," was added to the team.
Capt. Anson has always l'eceived the
credit for "discovering" raott of these
men, but the "fans" say it was Spalding
who first noticed their playing and or
dered Anson to open negotiations for
procuring them. The Chicago team fre
»iuentjy went East to play with some of
the minor nines there, and it was on these
trips that the famous players were dis
covered. Goldsmith was the star pitcher
on the Troy nine, and Fred Pfeffer, who
who was a second baseman for Louisville,
was serving as shortstop for the Troy ag
gregation. Spalding happened to witness
one of the games with Troy, and he
promptly instructed Anson to get hold of
Goldsmith and Pfeffer.
Tommy Burns was discovered by Spald
ing while he was playing third base on
the Spnngrield (Mass.) nine. He was the
brains of the team, and his work wa3
promptly appreciated by the president of
the Chicago club. Mike Kelly was play
ing indifferent baseball on a team in
New England when Spalding picked him
up. The club had all but released him,
and Spalding got him for practically
The Chicago championship nine of 188 C,
the last aggregation that won the pen
nant for that city, consisted of the fol
lowing: Clarkson. McCormick and John
Flynn, pitchers; Kelly, Flint and Moolie,
catchers; Anson, first base; Pfeffer, sec
ond base; Burns, third base; Williamson,
shortstop; Dalrympie, left field; Ryan
and Gore, center field; Sunday, right
In those palmy days of baseball the
players is>ok an interest in the game that
WILL MAKE POLICE SOLBIEHS.
. i , . -— ■ —
Deputy Commissioner Ebstein "Will Introduce Army Methods on \etr
,'■..' . Yorl* Force.
An effort is to be made to turn New York's police fores into a body of sol
diers. The new chief and commissioner is Col. Partridge, and his two assistants
are Deputies Col. Thunston and Maj. Eb stein. The latter la a retired officer of
the United States army, and a. strict disciplinarian.
sometimes outdid that of the managers.
Everyone remembers Kelly's pugnacious
disposition. He was always out to win,
and the umpire was never in the right if
the decision was against him. It is said
that one of his old tricks was to go to
Capt. Anson and offer to bet him $100 on
the game against the outsiders. Some
times the "Cap" would take him up, and
in this event Kelly would see the man
who was to pitch and venture the opin
ion that the Chioago players did not
stand much of a show. The upshot of it
would be that the pitcher would wager
a new bat that Chicago would win, and
then he would do everything but throw
his arm off in his efforts to win. He usu
ally succeeded by putting unusual steam
into Ms curves, in "landing" the game,
and then Kelly would collect $100 from
Anson and buy the pitcher a new hat.
Frank Lane, the veteran umpire, always
made it a point to tell this story when he
Twitchell, when he was pitching tor
Detroit, would have hds sizzling curves
knocked all over the field by the Chicago
ans whenever he met them, and one day
he is said to have gone to the manager
and endeavored to back out of playing
i. •am sick>" he saM: "I>m full of ma
laria and am trying to get it out of
«, I,' you so a&ainst Chicago and
they 11 knock it out," replied fhe mana-
Selw rw*tcnell d'd so and lost the game.
After Spalding had sold Kelly and
Clarkson to Boston for $10,000 each, the
nine began to decline. Spalding, mean.
time/ .was beginning to be overwhelmed
with 'nis sporting goods business, and in
1891 he ritired from the presidency of
the club, after he had made a tour of
the world with two teams of represen
tative ball players, the Chicago club and
the All-Americas. The tourists left
Cnicago on Oct. 20, went to San Francis.
co, from there to Honolulu, New Zeal
and, Australia, Egypt, India, through
Europe, and back to New York.
During the last three years Spalding
has taken a great interest in golf. He
now spends a large part of his time in
California, and during the summer he
lives in Chicago or New York.
Those who are conversant with tha
politics of professional baseball say that
Spalding is the one man who is capable
of elevating the game to the place it oc
cupied ten years ago. His policy will
be one of peace. From steps he has al
ready taken he will undoubtedly establish
friendly relations with the American as
sociation and arrange for games with
Ban Johnson's men at the opening and
close of the season.
He is said to be strongly opposed to tha
recent plan of trying to squelch all
teams not affiliated with the league, be
cause he delights in good baseball.
Jeffries will not fight a negro for the
Sig Hart has been appointed Chicago
representative of the Empire Athletic
club, of Louisville.
Jim Hall, the Australian, who was
taken sick at Cincinnati some days ago,
is going to Phoenix, Ariz., planning to
conduct a boxing club there.
Martin Julian will open a boxing club
in Philadelphia that will seat 10,000 per
sons. The club has been incorporated
under the name of the Philadelphia Ath
Marvin Hart, the pugilist, has no
cliance on earth to become popular. He's
a plumber when he is working.
Denver Ed Martin would have to get a
new set of brains before entering the
ring with Jeffries. Martin is simply
clever with his hands.
Joe Choynski has arrived at the stage
of his pugilistic career where he thinks
he could whip a few cripples. If Joe
Waleott should happen to break an arm
Choynski would probably draw, the color
Joe Bernstein's victory over Tommy
White on New Year's day at St. Louis
marked the passing of one of the gamest
boxers that has ever been in the busi-
ness, says Malachy Hogan.
Charley White, the referee, has been
selected as the representative In New
York of the newly organized "Washington
Sporting club, of Philadelphia.
Jim Jeffries received $14,000 for defeat
ing Gus Ruhlin, the Akron giant, In their
recent battle for the championship in
San Francisco. The receipts for the
contest amounted to $31,000.
Tom Sharkey will take Dave Sullivan,
who is matched to fight Terry McCiovern
before the Southern A. C. of Louisville
on February 22, to the scene of the bat
tle several weeks before the date of the
contest. Sharkey will go from Louisville
direct to San Francisco, where he will
meet Jeffries about April 1.
Jack Root, the Chicago pugilist who will
fight George Gardner for the Middleweight
championship on January 31 before the
San Francisco Athletic club, has' arrived
in 'Frisco and will train at Alamosa,
The articles of agreement nave been
signed. Gardner will go into training at
a roadhouse near Colma.
Young Corbett, the champion 12U-pounct
fighter of the country, says America is
good enough for him and that if any for
eign fighters want any of his game they
will have to come here to get it. The lit
tle Western battler made this statement
to Dr. Ordway, the National Sporting
club's United States representative.
Billy Roche, manager of Cieorge Mc-
Fadden, the lightweight, is elated over
"Al" Herford's statement that "Young"
Peter Jackson, of Baltlmorre, will meet
any of the 140 pound men. Roche says he
is ready to match McFadden against
Jackson at that weight, but the latter
must post a substantial forfeit lor weight.
Steve Mahoney, manager of Jimmy
Briggs, the Chelsea boxer, is going aft
er matches with Jack Hamilton,* Billy
Barrett or any of the good 126-pound
boxers of New York. Mahoney, who also
has Tommy Duffy of Woburn under his
management, has matched Duffy to meet
Ryan, the B. A. A. champion, at Cam
bridge, Jan. 30.
HIGH TRIBUTE TO \
AMERICAN BOXERS jj
The London Telegraph, in reviewing
bi xing for last year, pays a high tribute
to the American boxers, both for their
sk.ll with the gloves and their behavior.
"Compared with the American, Eng
lishmen, as was the case last year, are
second rate—a iemarkable fact, seeing
that the gloves were used here so far
back as 1740, while boxing was not prac
ticed in the States until many years
later. Indeed, were such a thing as an
international tournament decided, long
odds would be waged on Brother Jona
than winning every weight, and that,
too. without trouble.
"Speaking generally, the American is,
out of the ring, as much the superior of
the Britisher as he is inside it. It may
be that we get none but the elite of the
profession from over the way, but writ
ing as we find them, the 'Yank* is a far
better man to rub against than the pro
fessor of the noble art as he is known in
"The first named is particular In his at
tire, takes a certain amount of pride in
his appearance, and prefers the linen
collar to the neckerchief of many colors.
He looks well in evening dress and bears
himself properly inside it, and, although
ho may be fond of his diamond pin, , his
carved stick and his patent boots, he
wears them like a white man, and not
with the vanity of a negro."
PETER WANTED A THOUSAND.
MaJher Was Slo^WHJi. Figures and
v Managrer Saved Money.
A good one on Peter Maher is told bi
ll Edgren in the New Tork Journal. It
is a well known fact that Maher is much
better at boxing than he is at mathema"
tlcs, and he often experiences some littJe
difficulty in finding out Just exactly what
kind of a deal is being given him. The
story goes on to say that a prize fight
promoter once had a string of fighters
together for a tour, and asked Peter
Ma her' to join.
"How much will you give me to go
along?" aeked the big fighter.
"Well, suppose we say $1,200" an-
swered the promoter.
"No, begobs. Not on y'er life. I won't
leave this town for a cent less than
"All right. - I'll make it $1,000," and
the Irish fighter was engaged for the tour
rot knowing that he had lost $200 by ono
little speech .
There will be a greater exodus of
American tennis players to England nett
year than ever before. Already M. U
VVhitman, William A. Earned, Beals
Wright. Dwight Davis, Holcombe Ward
Raymond D. Little, Clarence Hobart and
William J. Clothier have signified their
intention of crossing the water and enter
ing the English championships to be held
next July. This ia the strongest aggrega
tion that could possibly be gotten topretn
er in this country, and tennis enthusiasts
will be sorely disappointed if the Eigiish
championships are not held by American
next year .
Next season will see D. M. Whitman
thrice champion of the United States,
again playing round the tennis circuit,
besides crossing the water and competing
in the English championships. He ex
pects to enter the Newport tournament
and try to work his way from the pre
liminary round to the finals, where he
has hopes of defeating his old rival,
William A. Lamed, and again becoming
the national champion.
William A. Earned has been considered
a champion possibility at Newport since
1892, but it was not until thi3 year ihat
he captured the riational trophy that he
has striven so long and faithfully to win.
His game was uniformly excellent, and
he showed to best advantage in big
matches. In seasons past he has played
brilliantly in the smaller tournaments,
but seemed often to lose his nerve ;n the
more important matches, and would fall
off considerably in his game on these
William J. Clothier, besides taking an
active interest in tennis, expect to try
for end on the Harvard football team
next fall. He trains faithfully for tennis
and would be in elegant condition for
football after a hard season at the next
game. Some tennis critics say that Cloth
ier will give Beals Wright a hard tussle
to again win th<> tennis ehampioship of
Harvard next spring.
Clarence Hob'art still continues to play
the same brilliant game of tennis that
he displayed at Newport in the early
nineties. He has played abroad for ihe
last four years, and raa<k an excellent
showing in the English and European
tournaments that he entered. His ions
underhand swinging stroke has groat
power back of it, and is very difficult for
an opponent to return. Hobart comes to
the net at every opportunity, and uses
rare judgment in placing the ball from
the volley. Mr. Hobart's wife is a fine
player, and made quite a record for her
self while abroad.
Fred Alexander, the present champion
of Princeton university who has been
It. D. Little's partner in doubles the last
two years, plays the famous twist ser
vice invented by Holcombe Ward and
Dwight Davis. After watching Ward and
Davis play the stroke, he began to prac
tice it, and by sticking everlastingly at
it can now play the twist service as well
as its originators.
Leo Ware, the ex-Harvard champion,
was looked upon as a coming champion
three years ago, but his game, if any,
thing, has deteriorated since then, be
cause he has not taken proper care of
1 5%&5: SLt for Lack of
So little is heard about the League of
American Wheelmen these days that the
average rider of the bicycle would have
some excuse for asking if the organiza
tion had done its work and ceased to
exist. Internal strife over the racing sit
uation Is largely responsible for the pres
ent lack of interest taken, in the affa.ir9
of the organization. When Isaac B. Pot
ter retired from the presidency the trou
bles began. T. J. Keenan Jr., of Pitts
burg, was an aggressive and earnest
worker but the constant bickerings over
the racing situation did much to ham
per Mr. Keenan in his administration.
Conway W. Sams, of Maryland, the
next president, was elected on the non
racing platform, but before he retired
from the leadership he realized that the
league nad made the mistake of its ex
istence when it divorced itself from rac
ing. Mr. Sams also believes that a se«
rious blunder has been made in selecting
Torrlngton, Conn., as the place for the
holding of the national assembly next
month. He thought that the convention
ought to have been held in some large
city in the East, either this city or Phil
adelphia!. He does not think that the
number of delegates who will go to Tor
rington will be half what would have
been present had me meeting been held
here. Those who maintained that the
league would double its membership aa
soon as it gave up control of racing have
seen the membership dwindle from 100,003
Picture of Uncle Sa m's Sewwt First-Class Battleship in Fall Fighting Trim.
i * Jhe above picture gives a graphic and accurate view of the new battleship Missouri as &<a will appear w<hen com
pleted, bhe was launched at Newport News, Va., Dec. 23, anld was christened by Miss Cockrell, daughter of the Missouri
Schedule of Royal Arcanum
Twin City Bowling League
The following is the 1902 spring season
schedule of the Royal Arcanum Twin
City Bowling league:
Jan. 20—Hennepin vs. Itasca, at Minne
apolis; Wabasha vs. Commercial, at St.
Jan. 23—Sibley vs. Ramsey, at St. Paul;
St. Anthony vs. Minnehaha, Itasca vs.
Cataract, at Minneapolis.
Jan. 24—Commercial vs. St. Paul, at St.
Jan. 27—Minnehaha vs. St. Anthony, at
Minneapolis; Ramsey vs. Sibley, at St.
Jan. 2S—Cataract vs. Itasca, at Minne
apolis; St. Paul vs. Commercial at St.
Jan. 30—Wabasha vs. Ramsey, at St.
- Feb. 3—Sibley vs. St. Paul, at St. Paul.
Feb. s—Hennepin vs.. Minnehaha, at
Minneapolis; Commercial vs. Wabasha,
at St. Paul.
Feb. 10 —Ramsey vs. Commercial, at St.
Feb. 11—St. Anthony vs. Cataract, at
Feb. 12—Itasca vs. Hennepin, at Minne
Feb. 13—Sibley vs. Wabasha, at St.
Feb. 14—Minneha'iia vs. Itasca, at Min
Feb. 17—St. Paul vs. Ramsey, at St.
Feb. IS—Cataract vs. Minnehaha, at
Minneapolis; Itasca vs. St. Anthony, at
Feb. 20—Commercial vs. Sibley, at St.
Feb. 25—Hennepin vs. Cataract, at Min
neapolis; Wabasha vs. St. Paul, at St.
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JIM BURGE NEVER KNEW
WHAT IT MEANT TO QUIT
"Ye 3, Kid Carter Is a pretty game fel
low, but there was a fighter who came
from Australia who could give him
points and beat him out," said Alex
Greggains, reminiscently, to some on<2
who had been praising the Brooklyn lad
for his courage and ability to take pun
ishment without flinching, says the San
Francisco Kacing News and Sporting
"Jim Burge, sometimes known as 'The
Iron Man,' or 'Iron Bark Jimmy,' is the
fellow I refer to". He didn't know what
it meant to quit, and although he weigh
ed only 130 pounds he would tight an ele
phant if it would get him anything.
"He fought Joe Goddard over in Aus
tralia. It was a bare-knuckle affair in
the open air. You can imagine what a
handicap he labored under when I tell
you that he only stood five feet two
inches in his stocking feet. But the only
way the 'Barrier Champion' could beat
him was to pick him up in his arms and
throw him on the hard ground—punches
had no effect.
"Another time he met George Dawson.
Early in the fight Dawson ripped hia
right' eyelid almost off, and of course it
bothered him greatly. The blood was
streaming down his face, and the hang
ing piece of flesh obscured the vision of
one of his optics. His seconds wanted to
throw up the sponge, but Jimmy wouldn't
stand for it. 'Get a pin and pin the
bloody thing back in place,' was his com
"He came to America somewhere about
1890 and fought a draw with Billy La
vigne, who was then in the welterweight
class. No man was too big for him to
tackle, and nobody ever put him out over
here, despite the fact that he was forty
five years old.
"Billy Murphy and Burge did their
training over at Sausallto, living in a
kind of ark or houseboat. They lived all
alone and trained themselves. When It
came time to got breakfast they used to
fight it out to see who would "light the
nre. The loser had to do me kitchen
work for the day, and Burge was the
man who most often went back'to bed
and gave his partner the laugh.
"I happened to be in New York when
George Dixon and Solly Smith met at the
Coney Island Athletic club. Fred Morris,
a big negro, and Mickey Dunn were to
meet in the preliminary at the middle
weight limit. The day before the fight
Dunn was taken sick and Judge Newton,
HOW THE MISSOURI WILL tfOOX.
Feb. 28—St Anthony vs. Hennepin, at
March 3 —Minnehaha vs. Ramsey.at Min
March 4—Hennepin vs. Wabasha, at
Minneapolis; Cataract vs. St. Paul at St.
March 6—ltasca vs. Commercial, at
Minneapolis; St. Anthony vs. Sibley, at
March 10—Minnehaha vs. St. Paul, aJ
March 14—Cataract vs. Wabasha, at
Minneapolis; Hennepin vs. Sfrbley, at St.
March 17-^St. AJithony vs. Commercial,
at Minneapolis; Itasca vs. Ramsey, at
March 21—Minnehaha vs. Wabasha, at
March 28 —Hennepin vs. Commercial, at
Minneapolis; Cataract vs. Ramsey, at St.
March 31—Itasca vs. St. Paul, at Minne
apolis; St. Anthony vs. Ramsey, at St.
April I—Minnehaha vs. Sibley, at St.
April B—Cataract vs. Commercial, at
Minneapolis; Hennepin vs. Ramsey, at
April 10—St. Anthony vs. St. Paul, at
Minneapolis; Itasca vs. Wabasha at St.
April 15—Minnehaha vs. Commercial, at
April 22—Cataract vs. Ramsey, at St.
Paul; Hennepfn vs. St. Paul at Minne
April 25—Ttasea vs. Sibley, at Minneapo
lis; St. Antiiony vs. Wabasha, at St.
the matchmaker, could find nobody to
take his place.
"Newton appealed to me, and I was
racking my brain, when who should come
along but Jimmy Burge. He had a five
days' growth of beard, and, with th*- .
tie pipe he had stuck in his mouth look
ed like a tramp for sure. I asked Jimmy
v he wanted to fight and he answered
'Anybody at any time.'
"The judge looked him over and would
have passed him up but for my guaranty
that he would give his opponent all he
cared for. Newton thought Morris was
too big and wanted to substitute Joe
\\ alcott, who was just starting in the
" 'How much for the big 'un and how
much for Walcott?* asked Burge.
" 'Five hundred /or Harris and 300 for
Joe, answered Newton.
" Til take the big 'un,' was the way
Burge clinched the argument.
"While the match was being made I
noticed Burge kept his left hand out of
sight. I got him alone and made him
show up. It wag all done up in bandages
and the first two knuckles were broken
from a fight with Mike Leonard a short
time before. I told him he had best call
the match off, but he refused, saying:
'I'll U3e these other two bloody maulers
on him, Alec,' and pointing to the two
"He said that he was a bit stiff, but
that a bath would put him in perfect
condition. Going down from New York
on the train lots of sports laughed at
my man, and I bet a couple of hundred
dollars that he would be on his feet at
the end of ten rounds.
"Morris knocked him about the ring as
though he was a punching bag for the
first five rounds. Just at the end of the
iifth a terrific right swing caught him on
the cheek and sent him through the
ropes, but when he oame to hla corner
he said: 'Now, I've got 'im. He broke
his bloody fist with that last punch.'
"Sure enough. Morris had broken his
hand, and the 'Iron Man' turned the ta
bles on him. He could not put the negro
out, because he could not reach his head,
but he had him in distress and got the de
"I believe he was the gamest man who
ever stepped throug-h the ropes. He Is
keeping a saloon now In Australia and
every once in a whhe a story floats over
here about him punishing some rowdy
who tries to start a rough house in his
GOOD GAMES S(HET)ILED.
A'ebraslia Managrmrnt Has Arranged
Hard Season for the Cornhnskern.
LINCOLN, *Teb., Jan. 17.—Northwest
ern university has accepted Nebraska's
terms for a Thanksgiving football game
on the campus of the latter at Lincoln.
Negotiations had been in progress since
the gridiron season ended, but Nebras
ka's offer was such a liberal one that
the athletic authorities of the Methodist
school gave order to Coaoh Hollister this
week to accept. Notice to that effect
reached Chairman Wyer, of Nebraska,
today, and contracts have been forwaxd
ed giving Northwestern the option to
make the arrangements good for two
years, If it desires.
With the Thanksgiving day problem
out of the way, the schedule of the corn
huskers Is practically settled so far as
concerns Nebraska's stronger opponents
In the football world. Minnesota and
Wisconsin are both on the Nebraska
schedule, and while lowa is in prospect
the Hawkeye management must recant
in the idea of playing early in October,
or else look elsewhere than the corn
huskers. Games will be booked with
Doane, Drake, Ames and Grlnnell col
leges, and with the regular contests with
Kansas and Missouri universities the
schedule will be complete.
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