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Bowlers Keen for the Sport and
Are Practicing Hard for Club
Team Tournament Which Is
to Start About Jan. 15 The
Prizes for December Rolling
Since Christmas the bowlers have
been turning out in force; and the
rumble of the balls and crash of fall
injg wood can be heard most of th:
afternoon and all evening in the
neighborhood of the V. M. C. A
Players are taking the game more
seriously than eer betore, and are
getting down to hard practice lor
the club tournament that will start
about the loth of the month, with six
teams iu Iherace for a very hand
some trophy which is being donated
by the Brunswick-Balke ColleaJar
'ltie Honolulus, Brunswick-Balked,
Laetis, Cosmos, Healanis and Myriicc
will comprise the league for the
spring championship. The first lour
mentioned teams took part in the bis
, tournament last year, but they wi.l
go into the game now with mucn
changed line-ups, many of the olJ
. members having left the city, or j;nt
) the game', while considerable new uiu
: terial has come to the front. ikw
ever, there will be one or two oi
each team, whote names will be fa
miliary In the scores.
The schedule for the coming series
will be considerably longer than was
the case in either of the big teairt
events last year. The player touu 1
that for a team to drop three or four
games was almost equivalent to droo-
- pmg out of the race, ; and the . con
sen8ua of opinion - was for ; more
games ; this time. Consequently; th
, - schedule will run nearly four month i,
and will Include from 45 to 60 ganui
for. each team. "' -
v In addition to the big trophy, iwJ
tyldual medalaxwUl be given to tb
members, of the,, winning team, r ai J
'prizes, tbc'iigfe score.; high aVcragt
" . and most; double centuries 'rolled 1 1
tournament matches are also fan
' flounced. - i'
December . PrlxeS1 . -
During the month of December th:
alleys were well patronised, the rego
lars spending all ,the time that tUey
could , steal from : business prcpann
for the coming tournament. Th
, alley management' offered a 550! 1
watch: fob 'asa prize for the most
two" hundreds chalked up during the
month,' and a gold pin for Mj;h
score. ... The f Of mer trophy was wo.i
by Haner, who rolled for the Expand
ers during the, last series, with th:
- high total o? 21. Other 200 score'
were: Raseman, 19; Wisdom. 12.
RIetow. 10; Gear. Scott, Williams,
iNewcomb,' 4; Hilton, C. A. White
Franz, 3; Edgecomb. Roberts, Swam.
2; C. H. Atherton, Harris. Ellsworth,
A. E. Tinker, v Robertson, Reeves,
Kinslea, Clarke,. Morath. Schmidt,
Barter, ' Dyson, 1.
Raseman and Kinslea tied for hU'i
score with 225, and will roll a match
to decide the winner of the goli
stick pin.
What healthy Heroes
Mean to You.
A strong' vigorous nervous system
means health, strength and ability
to endure hardship and also to en
joy the full pleasures of life.
The mn with healthy nerve? accomplishes
greater tasks witli less fatigue. He lias clear
eye. an active brain and a sound body. He is
enabled to think better and work faster. He
ha energy. With healthy nei-ves he can over
come the hardest competition, be successful and
Bci:i wealth.
The woman with healthy nerves is never i
listlos. weak or hopeless. shc is not irritable. I
the never suffers from hysteria, she has a
roerved surplus of endurance. Healthy nerves
will prevent the sleepless mother, although
vora with care and nursing, from a "break
down" caused by her double or treble duty.
All men and women who suffer from these
fonni of nervousness known as Neurasthenia
who hive "gone to pieces," who lack energy,
ho have-insomnia.' whq have succumbed to
nervous, prostration or nervous exhaustion,
either mental' or physical, whose condition is
one of irritable weakness, will find ready relief
an J cure in the peculiar oriental properties oi
Uerve Essence
These wonderful little tablets contain no
mrrenry or other injurious drug. They act
like magic. The bright eye. the elastic step,
the clear and active brain, the courage and
strength and comfort they impart are noted
fclmost from the first day they are taken.
One box of Persian Xerve Essence
will do a great deal of good, the full
cout'e treatment of six boxes are guar
anteed to make n permanent cure or the
money will he refunded.
The" proprietors. The Brown' Export Co.,
95-97 Liberty St, New Yoik. X. Y, U. S. A.,
earnestly asks every sufferer to give Persian
Nerve Essence a good fair trial at tkrir risk.
Pen'. delay, commence to-day, the preparatioa
fa bv obtained froa
and by CHAMBERS DlirG CO.
Measurements Show Carlisle
Champion to Be Wonderful
Man as Well 4as Wonderful
Athlete His Career Has
Been Sensational and More
Prod gies of Endurance Are
Expected from Him
CARLISLK. Ph. The perfect phys
ical wan has been disclosed to th.'
world in the person of James Thorpe.
:. twenty-four year old stucienl at the
Carlisle Indian School.
This summer, at the Olympic
games held in Stockholm, Sweden,
he received! the Czar of Russia's
trophy for winning the Decathlon and
that of the King of Sweoen ior con
quering in the Pentathlon the two
inclusive events comprehend aM
athletic prowess and has ust
finished in America's foot ban season,
acclaimed by everyone In United
States and Canada as the greatest alt
around football player the ancient
game has ever produced.
Thorpe is a Sac and Fox Indian
from the State of Oklahoma where
ne was born, near Prague, rue son
of Hiram Thorpe. He has been hail
ed as (he greatest athlete of all time
by physical trainers of Europe and
America and it was decided iy some
of his friends here to maxe an abso
lutely accurate record of his physical
proportions under such auspices as
would be officially- recognized by
trainers over the world as a standard
of development of the perrect man.
A board of medical and physical
experts, experienced in measuring
athletes, was assembled at Carlisle
some days ago and Doctor Ferdinand
Shoemaker, medical inspector of the
IJnited States Indian service, of Den
ver, Colorado, and professor Forrest
E, Craver, in charge of the Depart
ment of Physical Training at Dickin
son College, one of America's most
venerable educational institutions,
were assigned the task ' of making
measurements of Thorpe according to
the anthropometric tables in use in
America and in many foreign coun
tries. The measurements were made
py these officials under oath, and they
represent 'the. proportions of a man
who not only has established the
greatest world record for combined
endurance, : strength, speed and agil
ity; before the paramount athletic tri
bunal, and has been recognized in
Iootball, the manliest of sports, as
the greatest product of the game,
oulj who has, in addition, mastered
aearly every known sport, being pro
ticient in baseball, tennis, lacrosse,
hockey, basketball, handbaii, swim
ning, skating and half a dozen minor
Of, course, in the early days, no on';
it his home ever thought that Thorpe
would ever tpecialize in athletics,
rruch less be recognized in 1912 a6 the
greatest athlete the world has ever
een. The whole atmosphere at his
home was such that every one expect
ed every one else to take Bome inter
est in athletic sports in promoting
socialibility among friends. It was no',
until Carlisle's physical director,
Glenn Warner, noticed the easy grace
vi Uh which Thorpe took the bar in the
high jump, that anyone thought there
r.as a thing unusual about James
The accomplishments of this trul
exceptional individual would fill many
columns. His Olympic reeord wit;i
which he surprised the world and won
everlasting fame, are given herewith:
Running broad jump 23 ft., o in.
Javelin throw 170 ft. 1 in.
'200 meters fiat 23 sec.
,1500 meters run. 4 min.. 4 see.
Discus throw 116 ft., 9 in.
100 yd. dash 10 3-5 sec.
16 pound shot 44 ft., a1 in.
High jump 6 ft., 14 in.
Half-mile walk 4 min., 37 see.
Hammer throw 122 ft.. 10 in.
Pole vault 9 ft., 6 in.
High hurdles 16 2-5 see.
f6 pounds weight 26 ft., 2 in.
Broad jump 23 ft.. 3 in.
Mile run 5 min.. 26 sec.
In football, where so many diver
sified talents are necessary to a ha;t
Uick where all-around ability conn;
most, he has upon occision practi
cally defeated one of America s fore
most football elevens solely by th--rse
of his toe. he has hardly ever
itayed a football game in which h':
1 as not once of twice in the contes'
riin, side-stepped, ripped and toui past
Hi:d through practically every man o;
lie opposing team, in one effort. He ha:
l(-n nicked for the All-American !" t
:.ll team twice by Walter (V.m)-. the
:ather of American football, and this
ear received ecou.unis enough to turn
any ones head, and it was eveu $..
jested that a classification higher tna ,
'hat oi an All-Anierican playe - sh u
e ascribed to him.
n colie circles frenzy reiEiis'
A mighty combat .ages.
nd all the charm ot I'hristmas want.
Tne while the b;utle wages.
The Princeton 'user fume? and stev
While Kli's Sons confess
fhey have a mighty c.iso of hltr-s:
For Harvard lead;- at chess.
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W4 M
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The drawing cf Thorpe from life wa sketched by Lone Star, the foremost
American Indian artist in the world. He i an instructor now at Car
lisle, in Indian art, and has played or. the Indian football team with
CAMttUlDGE. (Mass.). Dec. 24. -The
new Kngland Amateur Athletic
Union seriously questions the ama
teur status of Haul Withington,
former Crinison star athlete, and now
assistant graduate treasurer of th
Harvard Athletic Association. At the
meeting of the wrestling committee
last night the Harvard man was tem
porarily susp?nt''(i from future ama
teur competition.
hast Friday the local A. A. I. sus
pended several Harvard swimmers
tor taking part in an unsanctioned
' bu'a?
meet. Withington. who is coach o:
the team, protested vigorously to th. j fine swimmer and is the heavyweight
committee and in no uncertain tones . 1 ; r?stling champion of New England.
This outburst provoked the union of-1
ficials to look into Withington's o Paul Withington is a Honolulan,
cupation at college, where his po- the son of D. L. Withington of this
sition brings him So.OtM'i a year. , city, and his athleuTT career at Har
As a result they declared that j vard, both before and after gradua
the money paid the young treasurer 1 tion was waTched with interest by
was not for office services, but they j many friends here. The hope is ex
believed it was also for work as " j pressed that the charges against hi-
football and swimming coach. With-1 amateur standing will prove ground
ington played center on the footbaii 1 less so that he may continue hii
team in 1909, rowed in the crew, is a ! present work.
CHICAGO. Dec. 21. Eddie
McGoorty is to have a chance
at the world's middleweight
championship in Paris during
the month of March, according
to a statement made by the
Oshkosh. Wis., boxer.
McGoorty said arrangements
were completed Tor him to fight
Papke, George Carpenter and
Frank Klaus in the French capi
tal. He already has bouts sched
uled in New York with Jack
McCarren and Freddie Hicks of
.McGoorty"? manager taid he
had signed a contract for Mc
Goorty to meet Klaus in Paris
with the clause inserted t'.iat the
winner is to be sent against
Papke for the championship.
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'PL A vim; baseball
XX The advantage of speed is not
XX only in what it directly accom
Xt plishes en the bases, but its ef
Xt feet on the opposing teams,
H counts almost as much.
XI A fast team keeps the oposing
XX fielders guessing. Just as soon
H as a fast man comes to bat the
B infielders opposing him know
a that they have to hustle on any
Xt play that mav be offered them.
tX The result is that they increase
n his chances for hitting asfely by Xt
XX playing in closer. 8
, To play deep they realize would XX
XX be suicide, as he would beat out 3
!S any ball . which the fielders got XX
XX in deep territory. What is more, XX
U it makes them anxious to have a tX
XX fast man at the bat, and thus in- 3
XX crease their chances of making O
n errors. XX
XX It is undoubtedly true that a XX
I man is capable of taking onj a 3
iS limited number of strides in a 3
tl specified time. It is therefore the 3
; 3 object to carry him over as much 3
3 ground as possible at each stride, 3
3 and it is to accomplish this that 3
3 a trainer's services are very 3
3 much needed. 3
3 8
The last football, game between the
Original Town Team and . the Scho
fleld Barracks eleven Is being played
on Moililli Field this afternoon and
the fans will be given a chance to
see the third of a series of games
which has doubtlessly been the best
seen In Honolulu for some time.. The
Townies succeeded In taking the first
two games but it Is believed that this
afternoon the Soldiers will give them
a closer, run than ever before
The curtain raiser for the big game
will be la 4h-foroi of a soccer con
test between the Healanis" and the
Camp Very eleven and should prove
interesting to those who follow: this
sport The lineup of the soccer elev
ens is as follows: ;v
Healanl Rickard, goal; Forrest and
Walker, backs; McKlnlay (Captain),
Anderson and Rowat, halfbacks;
Dwlght, Low, Coombs, Grelg and
Oakley, forwards.
Camp Very-5ibson. goal; Hopper
ton and Otteson, backs; Hllller, Ab
bott and Martin, halfbacks; Morris
(Captain), Lemay, Shears, Fltzmaur
Ice and Lavy, forward line.
The main event of the afternoon
will begin at three-fifteen o'clock, the
teams lining up as follows:
Town Team Position Soldiers
Right End
Chillingworth ...Pastorl, Law
Right Tackle
Inman Regnhr Willis
Right Guard
Moore, Kamakau Cathey
Lucas . Burkhurst
Left Guard
Hamauku Osborne, Sweet
Left Tackle
Hughes Craig
Left End
Sherwood, Kanae Erler, Whitley
Quarter Back
Hall Greenway (Capt), Lowndes
Right Halfback
Friesell (Caput) Baugh
Left Halfback
Cyard Wacker
Desha Reynolds, Hall, Medphys
The price of admission to the field
this afternoon is thirty-five cents and
for automobiles fifty cents.
Big doings on the diamond tomor
row. Athletic Park is now in first
class shape, and unless the heavens
open this afternoon or tonight the
second game of the series between
the All-Chinese and Portuguese, and
the race for the Junior League pen
nant, between the C. A. U.'s and AsaL
his, will come off as scheduled.
In spite of the fact that the Portu
guese were routed with great slaught
er in the first meeting last Sunday,
t to the discordant tune of 12 to 3,
Punchbowl fans are hoping for better
things this time. It is pointed out
that Captain Freitas had an off day,
and that before he could yank himself
out of the pitcher's box the damage
was done, and the game gone beyond
hope of re-capture. Also that the
team was very much off its feet from
the jump, a condition that isn't likely
to prevail twice in succession.
Bushnell will do the twirling from
the start this time, and Sousa, who
was injured in practice before the
game last week, will hold down his
old position at third. This should
make a stronger infield all round, and
the game really should be a fast one,
fBffly Delaney's Recollections.
Of The Prize Ring In Early Days
When Jeffries and Johnson met at
Reno people came from all over the
t world to see these two men fight with
nve-ounce gloves. Now let us sup
pose that the same two men were to
have met under the same conditions,
but instead of five-ounce gloves the
men were to battle with bare
knuckles. Would it increase or de
crease the attendance? Years aco
when bare knuckle fighting was tol
erated in England. 20,000 people was
not considered an unusually large at
tendance, and I think there is as much
animal in us today as there was a
century ago.
In the late seventies several bands
of gypsies landed in California and
with them came Bendigo Palmer, king
of them all. The. old-timers remem
ber Palmer, "The Gypsy Kin." He
was a big. good-natured, flne-lookinf
fellow, and an "easy-mark" for no
body, a "dead game sport." He wat
mensely wealthy and bis word wat
his bond. Horse-racing and faro-bank
were his strong suit and he was any
thing but a piker. He had a pal it
Hiram Rockfellow, a Contra Cost
rancher and familiarly called , "Hi
Rock." "HiV Kentucky friends sent
him a team of mules and behind this
team those two sports, weighing s
quarter of a ton, passed many a fel
low on the road who thought he had
a pretty good team. .
In 1879 Palmer had two camps it
Alameda county and found out tha.
two of his lieutenants who loved Um
same gypsy maiden had become bitter
enemies and that something must " bf
done to prevent a quarrel, which nc
doubt, would end seriously for one oi
both of them. Powerful as Palmei
was with his subjects, . he could no .
effect a ; reconciliation between . the
rivals, then, thinking ft better for a)
concerned, he asked them Jo settl.
their differences In a square stand-uj
fight, according to London prize rtnj
rales. . :, ': ' ':.
This just suited them both and the.
agreed to leave absolutely everything
in the hands of .their king. Each mat
oacked himself and Palmer held..' tht
money. They, were fairly -well match
edv both feting-between' 23 ' and ''3
fears old and their weight was abou
140. pounds Palmer; fixed the daw
about ten days off.' He selected thf
ttockrellow : ranch for one, installinr
"Big-neck" Smith "and Billy Riley a;
hs handlers and "limber Jim" Cassi
day's place In Berkeley ; with Ton
McCormack and myself as handler:
tor the other. We hurried to trainln;
quarters and got in harness immedi
ately. The night before the fight Caa
sidy. McCormack and myself took ou
charge, drove to the Rockfellow ranc
In Contra Costa county; : where tH
hands. Palmer , included, slept t unde
the Bame roof, and at daybreak thf
following morning, after a hast
breakfast, we set out for the scene o
the battle.
We had no idea when the battle wa
to take place until we heard Palmei
tell "Hi Rock" to drive over the sum
mit toward Lafayette, and behind "H
Rock's" famous mules huddled to
gether In a big three-seater, we star
ed on our Journey, and such a silen
journey. Palmer, who was usually
jolly fellow, looked more like a mat
going to a funeral than to a prize
fight In fact, we were all as silent a?
the grave, and to make matters worse
it was a bitter cold, dark morning anc
we all kept looking anxiously towarc
Old Griazly Peak in hopes of seeing
the sun show up. But the sun would
not show. We soon arrived at apoln'
although the Chinese undoubtedly five to enter; if less than fire, delln
have the edge. They are better all quent entrance fees will .be deducted
round fielders than the Portuguese, from purse; three or more to start;,
and seem to be hitting the ball fully purse. 1700. '..-'., ! .-.
as hard. Bushnell, if he is right, is g. One mile, trotting -, and pacing,
more effective than Apau Kau, which 2:15 class, best three in five heats;
should about even things up. purse, $500. t ' "
The Asahl Juniors realize that if) g. Three-quarter-mile. - Hawaiian:
they are to get a sight of the pennant bre(j; pursei $300. . ' :.
they will have to be on the Job to-j 10 One-half-mile, gentleman's ? rid
morrow, and they are therefore alljng race; cup. - , , -
primed for the C. A. U.'s. This also( n one-half-mile, 14 ' Uawailan
should be a better game than that oi hred ponle8; parser $100. j . i,W
last week. 12. one mile, trotting and pacing.
The curtain raiser wi 1 be called as Hawaijan bred. beat two .in three
"!!J V? PlTm th! ata. catch-weights; purse, $100. ,:
prodded into- action and from that , CondiUong. Tnree Md
time on things will move right along'. . . , w. . n...r.,. -f.
at Athletic Park
HaaH WAflthor Will I
mean a banner attendance.
The rommittee in cnaree of the
February race meeting held a meet-
ing yesterday afternoon,
a program for February
are to close February 17
and framed
21. Kntrie
at noon, for
the following events:
1. Half-mile. Hawaiian bred; purse,
2. Half-mile. 14.3 pony; purse. $100.1
. Three-eighths-mile, two-year-olds;.1
cup. I
4. Three-quarter-mile, free for all;,
purse. $300. !
.1. Five-eighths-mile, free for all,
purse, 520U.
6. One mile, trotting and pacing,
free for all. best three in five heats;
purse, jiuuu.
One mile, free for ali, running,
crameq onnr.DAM
llrtlULU I llUUIlttlll
In Contra Costa country, where under
Palmer s direction "Hi Rock" drove
down an old unused road and ahortly
afterwards we arrived at our destina
tion. It was an ideal spot for a private
mill, being out of sight of everybody
It was a level spot about forty feet
square right on the banks of Wild v
Cat Creek, and here In fifteen min
utes after our arrival we had a regu
lation ring pitched and the men ready
to fight. By thla time It was rain-'
ing, but rain cut no figure with those
gyple. - v
About seven o'clock their hats
went over the ropes and la a few
minutes after Palmer, who ,waa the ,
referee and time keeper, was giving ;
the principals and the seconds their .
Instructions. He spoke as gently as a
father to the fighters, but gruffly cau
tioned the second j not to do anything
that was not strictly on the level .
' Palmer appointed -111 Rock", bottle
holder for the opposite corner, and
Jim Cassidy acted In the " same caps-;
city for i us. ' Both men - were' fairly
clever, each of them Laving .several
turn-ups In their travels and were as '
anxioua to . clash as any two game
cocks I ever saw. It was now raining
hard, but both men were ready so
Palmer called time and the battle
for the stake nioney and '' a wife be
an. It-was a battle all right, a bat .
tie that some of the present day chain- V
plons ought to have seen. Both were
young, strong ' and game and fought
tike wildcats In the ra.ln and slush
for fifteen rounds, lasting 45 minutes.
Palmer had provided the trunks and
regulation shoes, which all looked
like and the boys both being dark
skinned at times it waa hard to tell
them apart -. ' -
'. The fight again demonstrated that
lghters are born, not made;. they were
vniy novices, but fought like old-timers .
llsplaylng great skllL.'.gamenesa and
uidurance. , V .V.v- 'i :
:. It was anybody! fight for half "an
lour, but after that RUey's boy X e
gan to fade and the fourteenth ro- :i
ound'hlxn. m blind. as a tit. w.
Veck wanted Palmer. to call it' a
Iraw, but Palmer declared there oust
e a winner, and we all krsw he,
neant what he said. "VTUa Uie was
sailed for the sixteenth round their
loyi was dead to the'worWerl Tal-
nergave us;thr fishL I never 'U
ither fighter 'after - tail diy tut: I
mew the winner gotthe glri all
right :- , f '
This was a remarkable fight In more
rays than one. U was the list prize
Ight fought in California under the
'ondon Prize Ring Rules. ; An account
tl the fight neverreacbed the news
iapers ;eacli manv backed himself;
'here was not a single spectator pres
ent Palmer managed -the wholq af
'air; i he was the' lone promoters he
as also the stakeholder, timekeeper
uid referee. In fact he was the na
lager of both men and he made good
n every respect 1 Everyone who saw
that prizefight but myself. Is dead and .
Tone. "Big Neckt Smith and Bill Rl
ey cashed in years aga'Jlm Cassidy
ind ; "Hi Rock," the bottle holders,
are also with the. great majority.
Tom McCormick, a crackerjack Lon
don prizefight, artist himself, died In
Chicago years ago, and Palmer, ' a ;
gypsy : but as faithful as a dog and
' credit to his race, passed away,
tbout " twenty years ago. ' A great -change
has come over the game slnco
79. We have . some ' decent feHowa
connected with. the fighting business'
today, but we have not many charao -
ters like Bendigo Palmer,' the "Gypsy
King." '-i fJ-'-i '. '"V -t j
'tnv oiai " Ma saws, vtuwnwv
cified in the above program. , Ent
rance fee, ten per cent., where purse
is offered. Entries close at noon Feb
ruary 17, 1913, with the race commit
tee at headquarters. L
This evening on the "Y" floor, the
Healanl and Fort De Russy basket
ball teams will go Into action. .? Both
teams won their first games, ana
therefore the loser of tonights coo
;te3t will drop from the covered: place
it tne top of toe percentage tame.
The teams were to have played ,
next Monday, in a double header with
the All-Stars and Fort 3hafters, bat
th date was not satisfactory to the
Healanis. and the soldiers agreed to'
the change. Tbe Star-Shafter game
will be decided next Monday night,
cs scheduled. ,'
1 read it In tbe Star-Baljetia. It
most be o. ' V'
General Leonard Wood has been ap- V
pointed to lead the Inaugural parade .,
in March.

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