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SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 1910.
THE SEASON IN
The Outlook Is for Interesting
Racesin the Smaller Base -.
NOW PLAYING ON COAST
Managers, as a General- Rale, Have
Succeeded in ' Replacing Stars
' Lost to Majors.
OPENING AND CLOSING DATES
OF MINOR LEAGUES.
Eastern-league April 21 Sept. 25
' America TKiesoclatlon April 13 Sept. 23
Southern league .April 14 Sept. 17
Pacific coast league. . March 30 Nov. 6
Western league April 22 Oct. S
New Kngland league. April 22 Sept. 10
Northwestern league. April 23 Sept. 25
Trt-stot league. May 4 Sept. 7
New York State
league Mar 4 Sept. 17
Three-I league May 4 Sept. 18
"Western association .April 13 Aug. IS
Pennsylvania, league. April 28 Sept. 6
league..... April 7 Nov. 8
.TJbtted StateB-ieague.CSday 1 Sept. 5
league May 19 Sept. 7
By TOMMY CLARK.
While the prospects of the teams in
the major leagues will be a subject of
interest to baseball enthusiasts even
tf as far removed from the games aa
Is New York from San Francisco, the
possibilities of the season of 1910 can
not be' reviewed without the minor
league situations being sized up.
In 4 the smaller organizations nan
agers of the teams have a harder task
than those in the big circuits. The
manager. of .a cjub in the major leagues
can -stand-pat on his team if he chooses
toBUtsnoi is-not the. casewlthin the
minor 3. ' Every year ' big Inroads are
made In nearly every club, and the
stars are gobbled up by the big
leaguers. When the time comes for
the manager of the minor league club
to make up his team for the season he
has to do some great scouting before
he-can-' get together a winning combi
nation. Every year Intense Interest is
displayed 'in toe fights -for the much
coveted gonfalon in the smaller cir
cuits. In the some, thirty odd minor
leagues In ' organized - baseball there is
represented an Invested capital of
20,000,000, and last season over
000,000 people attended the games.
In spite of the scattered discussion
during the winter to the effect that the
American association might put up a
firebrand : and toss It into organized
baseball, there is nothing which would
Indicate that the minors will not enjoy
more nrogperity than ever before.
In. the 'American association another
grand, struggle is anticipated. From
pTesent?tniicatlons the second division
teams of last season will be beard
from thhvypar. St. Paul, Toledo, Co
lumbus and Kansas City have all-been
Strengthened up so much that the first
division Is beginning to get nervous
as. to its welfare.
Manager Carr of Indianapolis has
succeeded In gathering together an
Imposing array of baseball talent and
by many Is looked upon as the one
best bet for the flag this season His
material,- Judging from the records, Is
classy, but it is on the field, and not
on- paper that strength counts.
The Minneapolis club appearsto be
Just, as strong a hitting club ashat
of last season and a far better field
Columbus has landed many good
ones, and Manager Frlel figures his
lOt XZliXiET, MAKAGHB .OF" THE TOBORTO
TBASC. team will be In the hunt this season.
Manager McCloskey of Milwaukee,
whose team finished' second last year,
has a formidable aggregation . to -handle
this year and eays he will make
them all hustle to beat it out To
ledo fans are placing their hopes
on "Ducky" Holmes, the new man
ager, of therteam. Many changes have
beenmaderin the-at PasKteam since
pears stronger than last season.
Many critics figure that Danny Shay
will give the Kansas City fans a pen
nant winning team this season. Lou
isville, last year's pennant winner,
looks good on paper. Judging by pres
ent indications the hottest race this
season in the history of the associa
tion Is expected.
As is the case every year, many
Eastern League clubs have parted
with their stars to the, major leagues,
but as there Is always a plentifulness
of good material on hand to whip to
gether a winning combination the loss
of these men will not weaken the ma
jority of teams.
Manager John Gaizel and his Roch
chester band of hustlers are surely in
line for another flag. "Silent John"
has corralled many good ones and will
make his rival go some to beat him
Although big Inroads have been
made in Joe McGinnity's Newark team
since last season he has good material
on hand to whip together a winning
Joe Kelley, manager of the Toronto
club, has been hard at work with the
team since the men started training.
Joe tried his best to get Willie Keeler
to sign a contract at a fat salary, but
"Willie the wee" figures he has many
more major league seasons in him.
Kelley has many veterans on the team
and will surely make a good fight for
the banner. Buffalo and Providence
are sure to be much stronger than they
were last year.
Manager Jack Ryan of Jersey City
says he is confident that he will have
a first division ball club this season.
Ryan has had twenty-four years' ex
perience in baseball and should be able
to look out for himself in any deals
Although Baltimore made a very
poor showing in 1909, Manager Dunn
is sure that the Orioles will make a
much better showing in this season's
Another hot fight is expected in the
Southern association. Last year's fight
was a good one, and another is in or
der. The four leading teams of last
season have not been weakened to
any great extent by the major leagues.
Atlanta, winner of last year's banner;
Nashville, the runner np; Montgomery
and New Orleans, that finished third
and fourth respectively, are ready to
put up a strong fight.
The outlook for the season In the
Tri-state league is most promising.
Owners and managers declare that
this year's race will be every bit as
interesting as the one In 1909. Marty
Hogan and his Lancaster team are out
to make two straight, but will find
strong opposition from Reading and
Intense interest Is being displayed in
the Western league this season. Last
year's struggle was such a good one
that it has left a lasting impression.
Des Moines, the club that slipped Into
first position, beating out Sioux City
by the narrow margin of two points,
has as strong a team as last season
and is expected to repeat.
CURRENT SPORT NOTES
Trainer Jack Moakley says that the
Cornell relay team this year is the
fastest which ever ran for the Ithaca
A Minnesota boat club eight will
meet the freshman crew as a curtain
raiser for the Wisconsin-Washington
varsity race on Lake Mendota June 4.
The Canadian Athletic union has
been officially notified by toe British
Olympic council of the abandonment
of the Olympic games at Athens this
The Dominion of Canada Rifle asso
ciation has decided to add $1,000 to the
kprize lists this year and extend the
meet into Saturday, . one day longer
than usual. The events will he held
at Ottawa the week of Aug.. 22.
The national intercollegiate relay
races will be held at 'the University of
Pennsylvania1 field, Philadelphia, May
27 and 28. The 'New England Inter
collegiate sports will occur on the Teen
field, Brookllne, May 20 and 21.
- Cartmell to Clean Up England.-
Nat Cartmell,, the former University
of Pennsylvania, sprinter, who. turned
professional in England, want3 Mike
Murphy, coach of the Red and Blue
team, to go to England with him this
season, when he win. contest against
some of the "prominent athletes over1
. USE0,GOOBALLS A YEAR.:
Big League Clubs GetA Awayf-
With ThatMshy Eaeli "Season. ?
Twenty thousand- balls are '
us(d annually by the major -league
clubs during, the -training
trips and championship cam-"
paigns. John Arnold Heydler, :,
secretarytresisUrer... of ' ths - Na V
tlonal league, reports ' that - last'1:
year the teams in his 'organiza
tion called on. the manufacturers .
to furniBh- them - with SOOzdazen -
- spheres. The .Cincinnati "Redsv
used- the -most.- balls,. and-J then
' came"' the Pittsburg Pirates, the
Chicago ,Cubs, the .' New Yort
Giants,-the . Phillies, the . Boston
Doves, the Brooklyn . Superbas -
The'watcWrog.of :the National r.
'league treasury will , not tell V
what price 'the clubs-pay for the
olBclal balls, but one closely as
sociated with 'one of the manu
facturers Insinuates that persons
. ; who mess, that a malor leaaue -
. ciud speeus- aooit,vw'.s year
for spheres, are "not far out of
the way. Each. ball,', therefore,
costs probably 80 cents. The
price of. the spheres varies from
King Baseball Back From Elba
By FREDERICK R. TOOMBS. 1
Tp4ROM his annual hundred days of
exile from the haunts of men
that merry old soul, old King
Baseball, has emerged to domi
nate his subservient Jand. Out from
the Elba of winter ice and sleet he
comes, his weighty oaken scepter up
raised to swat the horse hide pallet
into the middle of next week.
Whirls about his head the frenzy of
the unleashed mob, and yet he falters
not. . On he comes to wring his meed
of taxes from the pockets of a willing
populace that cannot or would not
break the spell his wizardry has east
Courtiers, ministers of his cabinet,
ambassadors from foreign climes, um
pires, "fans" and ticket scalpers surge
around him as he plunges on his
course, disdaining the ordinary plau
dits that appease a meager soul and
craving rather the devotion that im
pels his victims to lunge headlong un
der the wheels of his ponderous jug
Baseball Rex, decapitator of heart
torn office boys who gladly aye, wor
shlpfully risked their Jobs to see Ho
nus Wagner strike out with three on
es! Baseball Rex, at the a me time
FBED CIiAT.EE, MANAGER OF TUB PTTT8
BUBO PIBATSS, WORLD'S CHAMPIONS.
a monarch, a foodT a drink, a form ot
Insanity and a mental pabulum that
nourishes the soul as well! Wife to a
million men he is, and more than sis
ter to the multitude he ever wOl be.
All of which is to Intimate that the
baseball season has again penetrated
our national middle and that from now
on no more applicants for sporting fa
vor need, apply.
SOME PRACTICAL HINTS FOR THE MOTORISTS
That the large ornamental hub caps
with which automobiles are equipped
have a purpose, aside, from serving as
ornamentation Is not known by all
drivers. While the caps add to the
general, appearance of the car, they
have also to do with lubrication of the
wheels, and their utility as a. reservoir
for grease probably is more the reason
for their use. than is the -fact of the
attractiveness to the eye.
When putting a car in commission
and occasionally, say every ; month or
two, the . Interval depending on the
amount," of use ,the car is given, the
hub caps should be thoroughly, cleaned
out, all: the grease and verdigris re
moved, after which the caps should be
repacked. It also Is well to clean out
the hubs. and bearings, . wasting them
thoroughly with gasoline so that, dirt
and grit, will be dislodged. When this
has been done the moving parts should
again lie . lubricated and hub caps pir
back-in place, and the car can be driv
en7.withont fear of trouble from Im
properly lubricated axles.
'A-Jway.-of locating, the knock Is pro
Tided on engines which have separate
cut-out' switch to each. Ignition plug.
The planis'to run the engine with one
h cylinder cut. out at a time and to no
nce particularly wnat -happens when
the - cutKut cylinder is switched in(
If one particular big-end or ; gudgeon
pin is loose , it will , always I be found
that ; when the plug is " switched on
again-the cylinder, which' baa., the. loose
bearingwill,.tate,up;iUTwork;wlth a I
knock. .. If the-ih'er''ttirWaraIK'ilghtvl
they , will j pass rfromao. firing-to -oring
without . any ' audible ikhock, but; the.
bad 4cylindes- will make , moreor , less
noise, according to" the'iobseness of the
may be.-. The .engine should ;be run
Yairlyfast,r with the Ignition a'iittle ad
vanced. SHppfcg in ,a leather... faced , con
clutch mayjbe 'due to wxift ot adjust
ment , and yco'nsequenUy.Vre'aeuled by
tightening up the clutch sortog. ' Very.,
often slipping" is due .Xa the " presence'
of grease, oil, etc, on the, leather. In
which case the latter should be well
washed with gasoline and sjightly
roughened ' with a rasp' and 'adjusted
ttPL-a little-'by .the fsrigg. tijprae
And what is all this fuss and feathers
about, all this stir and rumble In the
high places and the low? Why does
Morgan always plan to spend part of
his summer in America? Why does
Roosevelt start homeward from the
Egyptian sands? Why does John D.
Rockefeller still take an interest in
life? Why does Jim Jeffries forget
that be is- going to whip a member of
the Black Hand society next July?
Baseball; that's alL-
The President's Enthusiasm.
"Let me sit with the fans." .
Thus spoke the president of the
United States last fall when he was
present at a ball game at Chicago
between the New York and Windy
City. National league .teams. It ..was
e - w V iY.i i
fc.n. tlit: i1:,iiiiimM1i tirl
TT COBB,-XBAPlff0 BATTE8 OW TH3 AKXBI-
"president's day? at the baseball
park. President Taft. bearing that
Christy Mathewson of New York r and
Mordecsi Brown of Chicago were to
be pitted against each other "la a sen
sational battle in the race for league
honors, neglected many pressing en
gagements In the Windy City and pro
ceeded direct to the diamond.
He brushed aside the suggestion that
he occupy the box reserved for his
party and stated emphatically: "Let
me eft with the fans. I want to-reaHy
esjoy the game."
lie walked through, the crowd, greet
ed on every side by. cries of welcome,
and was escorted to 'the field, where
the players of both, "teams were quick
ly assembled and introduced to him
one by one in person. There was a
handshake for every man who was to
take part In the game and for the men
on the bench as well and now and
then as a well known player, such as
Mathewson. Brown, Tenney, Evers,
Devlin or Tinker, was Introduced to
the head of the nation a word of con
gratulation as well. When Chance and
McGraw, the famous managers of
their equally famous clubs, met the
president, be congratulated them brief
ly on their skill in their calling and
If the leather is batlly worn there is
only one remedy that is, a new clutch
leather. The latter gets badly burned
by injudicious driving, such as slipping
the clutch continually on the high
speed on a hill instead of changing on
to a lower speed.
When asked r'-'ii i iy what in his
judgment would safeguard the. upkeep
expense attending the running of an
automobile a prominent' manufacturer
offered the following "make sures"
against "guesses" of fiernaotoriflt:
lubricator, tbat'it. is feed log properlr
oU in.thV'int -piace'Vt the right time
will- f 6restal!r a'big : repair 'bllL
That dlly6uribear4igsl"are" properly
adjusted, v.-One f loose, bearing', has a
tendencJ to'loosien others, V causing
tloa of xftetif; v Mofe,' harjm;can:'be done
to,a nkitoifjb'ylrtnning iton loose bear
togs ' f or;a jf 6 w 'days Ithian wuld : result
'rop-'ayear's rdUkry-use. ' Do not
UTir Uraj wpicma and
valves,; are?, tot t coated j, with carbon.
Kerosene 'oil will net remove rit,-. once
it; is baked von,',witlioutthe; assistance
of a scraper.'' Make one aod use it
Tbatour, steeriipcenueoUons are
cleanadahdoUed.; llhls :. willinrevent
the exCesBiv'lwaatlana1 play?'so com
That .yourf roat .wheels are properly
adjusted. It jwilV save, tiresiand , cones.
That your rsar. axle andvdrlro pinion
bearlngare always iwej it oi led. and that
your i uniyersaj jotats -are never al
lowed to becom dry.
That "all bolts an"d nuts are kept
tight Tenffllnut'f uWof, a,' wrench
each week'-wiUVnrevent raanv. a'break.
That'yournffotorjia kept?;clean.c Bet- '
machine and better iworkfromanj1
it A dirty motor - Is - a ' sure ' sign of
neglect ' My exprlence i has taught
me that: neglect jOf the above, details
Is resjfensible 'fornineHeaths of the
repairs necessary , on anl automobile.
Aside from the repairs, attentlon to
these details will save maiiy dollars 'la
depreciation of. the car aa t assure the
owner of bis full quota.of jleasure.
Here's the war an.anti rnobUfr'ttro
J ' -
showed a remarkable knowledge of
the Individual exploits of the various
Anson, hero of battles for yers on
Jxe diamond, was Introduced Ja the
president, who shook him warmly by
the hand. He was Introduced to Au
gust Herrmann, - the chairman f the
national commission, one of the 'chief
Justices of the supreme court of base
ball;" to John A. Heydler, presld.tnt of
the National league and also a lumber
of the national commission, mxH to
others who are famous by their con
nection with the national game. Mr.
Heydler was invited to Join the presi
dent's party and was frequently con
sulted by the president regarding vari
ous plays and decisions.
During a critical stage of the game
the president turned quickly to Heyd
ler and said:
"Look there! Chance is playing too
ar off the sack."
Heydler looked, and, sure enough,
Frank Chance, the captain and first
baseman of the Chicago, was, proba
bly through absentmindedness, several
feet too far away from the initial bag,
as was shown a moment later, peculiar
ly enough, when the' New York player
at .the. bat drove, .a single .just .Inside
0XBIST1 it ATHEWRON, GREATEST PITCHES
IX BASEBALL TODAY.
the first base line out Into right field.
Chance would probably have stopped
the ball had he been in what the presi
dent considered his proper position.
Surely when the chief executive of
the United Stares shows such interest
in and knowledge of the pastime there
is no reason to be amazed at the al
most hysterical fondness shown for
baseball by most of the American na
tion. We will allow horse racing to
continue to be known as the "sport of
kings', and we will reserve for hi no
looks when sufficiently and insuffi
ciently Inflated. Tires should always
be kept Inflated so hard that they,
stand up full and round under the
: no. r,
These Illustrations show how tires should
stand up round under load with car
standing still. They will flatten slightly
when In motion.
load. Ample Inflation Is urged as the
most fmportant thing for the motor
ist to consider in getting maximum
mileage from whatever make of tire
he uses. Extensive tests bave proved
this fact Ample inflation checks the
movement within the tire and reduces
the element of friction . and heating
produced to a great degree when-tires
are partially' flat
These facts pa Wit up-to the automo
bile owner toget the 'best service out
(The pictures show tires Insufficiently in
' Hated. They.cannot give maximum aerv
Ice when In this condition.
of his tire equipment The tire manu
facturers are responsible for-the cast
ings and tubes, but obvionsly the tire
user must furnish the air.
England's -Motor Bank
England has an automobile bank.
va perambulating 'financial institution
'; which does, a , regular banking busi
ness. . Ic is avehicl. having a remov
able, back,' .which, discloses' a . brass
-. railed ' eounterv where the i jonrneylng
manager'accGpts deposits of savings at
the various . hamlets or stops on sig
nal 'at crossroads. During, the stops
on the Initial trip at various schools
hundreds of children opened accounts,
the sum deposited in the Individual
cases of tentimes -not exceeding a pen
F ' t. 4
V - ''
ball the more honorable title of "the
sport of presidents," for ex-President
Roosevelt in bis youth was a diamond
expert of advanced ability.
And, as a matter of fact It may be
that even now he Is planning a home
run to the White House.
Foreigners visiting the United States
look with amazement on the amount
of money spent on baseball and the
number of people who In a year go
through the various turnstiles. True,
there are immense crowds at the foot
ball matches in England, but the real
ly big matches are necessarily few in
number during the course of a year.
When It Is considered that In but one
baseball organization in this country
there are comprised no less than thirty-two
different leagues, . each league
having from four to eight teams, some
idea of the magnitude of the develop
ment of the game may be bad. That
organization Is the National Associa
tion of Professional Baseball Leagues,
the teams of which are entirely dis
tinct from those in the National and
American- leagues. .
Heroes and hero worshipers are-the
natural products of a baseball cam
paign. The story is told" In Boston of a
young lad who was cautioned by bis
father against wasting his time play
lng with his friends. "Willie, yon
must learn all you can, because yon
will bave to take all of your father's
money and business when you grow
"Oh, botherr cried Willie Beaoon
Street "I dent -want to bo a million
aire. I want to be a shortstop like
Terry Turner .when I -grow up.
That is one kind of here worship;
the other , brand Is Illustrated by the
example of the president of the United
States. Players like Hans Wagner, Ty
Cobb. Hal Chase, Christy Mathewson.
Cy Young, Frank Chance, BUI Brad
ley, Larry Lajole, Johnny Kllng and
Mordocal Brown have achieved a
mwumra of crlorv akin to that ot the
gladiators of old.. And, la fact, the'
baseball and football and' hockey play
ers of today are the modern proto
types of the ancient. fighting men who
pitted themselves against mighty foes
in the arena-
Country's -Greatest Sail Player.
Among-the oameajof diamond heroes
I mentioned that of; Hans Wagner, the
Pittsburg ahortsop, Who has outstrip
ped Lajole and Cobb in the raoa for
the individual premiership of th Ua-
mond. fame marvelous static tics are
revealed by a diagnosis of the record
of Wagner, who has been playingvma-
jor league baseball , since 1897. The
records show that to thirteen years
the "Flying Dutchman" has-taken part
In 1,743 games. He has scored L263
runs and 668 stolen bases. He has
played an average of 13 games each
Had Wagner played In all the games
the first year be joined the Louisville
club his average would have been
more than 100 runs each season, bnt
in 1897 he was not obtained from the
Paterson (N. J.) club until the cam
paign was well under way and took
part in only sixty-sevenCgames.
Hans has never had a. lasting slump
in his bitting In all the . years of his
career. There have been times each
season when his battingeye was dim
med, but It was only temporarily, and
he always came backhand hit the ball
so much harder after the, slump was
over. His consistency as a 6tlcker is
shown by the fact that in thirteen
years he has averaged virtually 180
singles per season. His best years
were 1900 and 1908, in each of which
he made 201 safeties. With the ex
ception of his first year. 'in fast com
pany he has never made ileas than 170
hits a year.
Wagner has been just -as. consistent
on the bases as at the bat He has
purloined an average of about forty
fonr bases every year. His best sea
son at sack thievery was in 1907,' when
he stole sixty-one.
Last year was the r poorest , he has
had since 1898, but can be partially
accounted for by the fact; that Hans
was under orders to save hl3 strength
as much as possible and' to take no
Origin and End Both Uncertain.
Both the origin and end of baseball
are matters of doubt Just as soon as
somebody proves that the game came
from England somebody else demon
strates that it originated in this coun
try as a granddaughter of the old
game of "one old cat," and a week
later another searcher produces affi
davits that tae Indian tribes of the
llurons, Cberokees, Senecas, Sioux, '
Objibways, Mohawks, Semtnoles, Green
and Comanches played the game orig
inally with a ball made of roughly
The Indian tribes used to have teams
Coatlnued on Page;
TIPS FOR THE DRIVERS.
A little bran fed in through
the filling nozzle will often stop
a radiator leak long enough to
get you home.
Test batteries after a - run,
never just before starting. Cells
recover when 'left and show a
If a funnel becomes absolute
ly necessary.' a the road, dls- .
connect your horn, and take out'
the reed, after which It will
serve the purpose very well.
A "loud talking" electrical
telephone is being "installed in
many limousine cars. By means
xt the system the speaking -voice
is magnified so that pas
senger and driver may talk
without difficulty In even a noisy
When the.'hole in the gear Is
so small' as to make the deeding
of grease through a "gun ex
tremely difficult screw -into the
hole temporarily an ordinary
compression grease cup of large
size, ' by which means a full
charge may be inserted. -
HARD JOB ON
Sam. Langford Likely to Sur
prise the Champion of the
BOUT SHOULD BE WARM
Both Men Have- Punches In-Either
Hand With -Force of Mule's
Kick Behind Them.
A battle second only in importance
to the Jeffries-Johnson mill-is vow in
order. Stanley Ketchel, the middle
weight champion, and" 8am Langford.'
the bard hitting light heavyweight,'
have practically 4 agreed to meet In
San Francisco within the next month
or so. The bout between them prom-,
lses to be a grudge affair- and is a
pugilistic plum for 'which the pro mot-,
ers the country over" ha vo been bid-,
ding for many moons. '
With the men, la good condition the'
battle should result In; one of the best
contests ever pulled-off in this coun
try. Both men carry a knockout wal
lop in either band and are . game to
the core. Langford is a . larger , edi
tion of Joe Walcott, the little negro
who made things 'warm for . the big
heavyweights several years .ago,and
for the last two years bas been .the
bogy man, to the 'so. called champions'
J -1 k I Til
SlonS. '4 '
In anticipation of his battle, with
Langford, Ketchel has canceled all his.
future engagements and will , give, his
hand, which be Injured fa higo .with
Frank Klaus in Pittsburg 'recently, a'
chance to heal property. Ketchel's
battle with. Klaus was s big disap
pointment' to his followers. He-, dis
played none of that forts which made,
him famous. la fact, he fougHt.Z!ir
a second rater. After -his poor shew
ing Ketchel gave as an excuse that he
did not train properly. That's ,a .time
worn statement and a-poor one. , The
middleweight champion should" have
been la good shape for the go.
Trmfslas; Wine. J
With Ketchel in first clsss condition
he could put Klaus away la six rounds
or come pretty near it anyway. The
real trouble with Stanley Is that be
bas been training on sparkling wine
since be was defeated by Johnson last
October and needs a good long siege
of bard training.
In Langford be will meet a man al
most as good as Johnson. In his last
bout with Jim Fljnn, the Pueblo fire
man, the negro showed what be could
do when he tried. He toyed with
Flynn for a few rounds, studying his
style, nod then planted a few telling
blows on the litter's chin. Then, step
ping back and measuring his distance,
he sent over a crashing punch that
sent his man into dreamland.
With condition guaranteed on both
sides, it looks like one of the spectac
ular encounters of ring history a great
white middleweight champion pitted
against an equally great bitting black
BAM ZiAHOFOBX, WIO IS TO MEET IFK BEL.
man who has been den fed the glories
of a championship because of his abil
ity. Want any more excuse for action
Wolgast Draws Celor Line. t
i Ad Wolgast, the new lightweight'
champion, is reported to have said:
"No colored scrappers for me. If any,
black man gets sear the. top in the
lightweight class he never wll win the
championship by whipping me, for
I'll never enter the ring with a negro.1
I draw the color line. Joe Gans is
down and ouf for good,' but if he doeu'
want a chance 'he will not get '-it from'
English Footballers to Play Yankees. '
A coto'bined Oxford 'and Cambridge'
Rugby football team will visit the
United States next fall to '.plfcy' a' se
ries of games in Canada' and the west '
A match may also be secured In the
east if, a 'strong .enough college team
Is developed. Matches bnve been ar
ranged with McGHl university, the
University of Toronto and the Univer
sities of Kevada,: Chicago and -California,