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THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOURNAL SATURDAY EVENING-FEBRUARY 8, 1913-
BIG BOERJRRIVES George Rodel, a Regular Bear, Wants to Fight Wells. THORPE NEEDS NO TEARS; IF DIAMOND PALLS HE CAN TAKE TO STAGE OR RING He Trimmed in the Ring and Killed 'Em in the War. New Tork, Feb. S. George Rode, he's a champion; ' George Rodel, he's Boer, he trimmed them In the prize ring and killed them in a war. He can keep on warbling praises if you Insist on any more, for this big gTjy's a bear cat, even though he Is a Boer. Sung to the accompaniment of a tin thistle and a comb encased in tissue paper, the latest composition of Moimes" Johnson produces a shiver that you never shivered before. George arrived in this country not many hours ago. And as Joimes said, the public will have an opportunity of gazing upon the finest specimen of manhood that ever aspired to be a pugilist in the person of George Rodel, a real Boer from South Africa. One evening in London, a Bombar dier Wells was to fight Runier, a French heavyweight bruiser. Runier Was absent. Rodel was coaxed and be seeched to save the night's entertain ment. He consented with the under standing that no matter what the out- come there was to be a return battle. The battle started. In the second round Rodel slipped to his knee, nt from a blow, and when he arose the referee chirped that the fight was over. This didn't worry the Boer much, for he saw a return engagement In sight, when Bombardier Wells was interro gated about the repetition of hostilities he scooted for America. So the big Boer is here to force Wells into a match. Rodel has a good record of victories, mostly through slipping the knock out wallop over on his rivals. GOTCH MAY CXME BACK. Champion Says Whenever Public De mands It He'll Wrestle Again. Chicago, Feb. 8. Frank Gotch, champion heavyweight wrestler of the world, is about to emerge from re tirement. He came to Chicago to ref eree a wrestling bout and, incidentally, while here he admitted that he was about ready again to answer the lure of the mat. "If there is a public demand that I wrestle again, I'll come back," he said. "I might even wrestle some one I al ready have beaten, if the sporting pub ' lie thinks I should in order to make my superiority conclusive. But I am not anxious about going into training." Gotch is at present in business in Humboldt, la., and if he should take up training for a match, he says, he would have to abandon his business. Mrs. Gotch is opposed to his re-entering the game. Just whom Gotch would wrestle if he should decide to come back has not been st' ted. It is generally be lieved, however, that Zbyszko would get the match. He never has been satis fied with the champion's victory over him here about three years ago when Gotch secured the first fall in six seconds. IIEALY COMES BACK TO DESVER. Spit Ball Find Xot Classy FJnongto for Fast Company, Chicago, Feb. - 8. The reinstate ment of James P. (Death Valley Jim) Scott, the Chicago American League baseball pitcher, is noted in an of ficial bulletin issued by President Johnson. He was suspended last fall after he had been out of condition for several weeks. The announcement was made of the release by Detroit to Denver of Cliff Healy. FRED CLARK BUYS 'GOLD ORE." From Pirate Leader Purchases Farm J. W. Kupcrt, Winfleld, Kan., Feb. 8. Fred Clark, manager of the Pittsburg Pirates, has Just purchased the famous "Gold Ore" farm, a few miles south of Udall, and within a short distance of his Little Pirate ranch. This farm has something of a his- Ball B t ' TtA " WeM"- - Jt CSl - - - I I V J ' JL, V Jim 5 1 1 t I Be&m Owte Nljll Jim Thorpe. Ladies and gentlemen, don't cry over Jim Thorpe. True, . the mighty Indian has been hurled headlong from his throne. He is no longer the cham pion amateur athlete of the world. The laurels have been torn from, his classic brow. But Jim Thorpe isn't down and out yet. In the first place, the big brave's popularity with the fans has not waned appreciably. The most of them have been heard to say: "Oh, well, when Thorpe played professional ball he was a simple Indian child, fresh from the mountain fastnesses of Okla homa, unacquainted with the ways of the white man, and he supposed he was doing all right." In the second place, a very delight ful future seems just ahead of Jim in the world of professional sport. It is said his contract with the New York Giants for the 1913 season is a very handsome affair that the salary pro vided for is very much greater than is generally given to a green man like Thorpe. There was a regular scram ble for the big brave's services on the part of a half dozen big league clubs before McGraw finally cornered him. If Thorpe gets weary of baseball, or if baseball tires of him, he can take to the ring. At least one fight pro moter, Harry Edwards of Philadelphia, would like to make a proposition to Thorpe to become a professional fight er. Edwards thinks the Indian could put all the black, white and red hopes to flight. Should Thorpe sicken of both the diamond and the ring, there is at least one other profession to which he can turn and garner many a golden coin. He can go into vaudeville. In fact, vaudeville managers were hot on Jim's trail when he signed up with McGraw, and they were offering him everything but the earth fop his services. The stage stands with open arms ready to receive him at any time. And so we say, don't weep over Jim Thorpe. If you have tears to shed and feel that you positively must shed them, let them fall in a good cause and wail over the high cost of living. 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A gold fever seized upon the people of this locality and the excitement spread to the sur rounding counties. A town named "Goldore" was started, tents pitched, and claims were staked out all about there, regardless of the -fact that the land had passed to private ownership several years before. But the boom collapsed and the land and the aban doned townsite has been known ever since as the Gold Ore farm. Mr. Clark bought the farm of J. W. Rupert of New York, who is the prin cipal owner of the big Rupert brewery WHO SAID NO GOOD THING GOULD GOME OUT OF CUBA? BEHOLD ARMANDO MARSANS of that city. Mr. Rupert was out here when the gold ore excitement was at its height, and became interested in it. He visited the place, was shown samples of the ore, found that it as sayed high, and bought the farm. It proved to be a "plant." The ore was highly "salted" for his especial benefit, and "Gold Ore" proved to be a gold brick. , NORMAL PRACTICE STARTED. N 7 ft.- . A Armando M Armando Marsans hails from Cuba, but Juat tha same thera tome real stuff in him. He can play baseball with the best and has shone brightly with the Cincinnati Reds (or a couple of seasons He's an out fielder and a wide awake one. Also he's a batter of no small ability and has a batting average around .300. Just at present Marsans is a hold out, but no doubt he'll make his peace with Manager Tinker when the time comes and play with the Reds aain In 191S, HeaTy Baseball Schedule Planned for Teachers This Year. Emporia, Kan., Feb. S. Coach Crispin has ordered indoor practice for the base ball squad at the Kansas State Normal, and is sizing up his material. The heaviest schedule ever planned at the Normal tj being made up. The squad will be built around the veterans. Field, Pearson, Mc Connell, Miller and Breneman, and there are a number of candidates among the new men. The schedule includes: April 8 Ottawa at Kmporia. April 11 St. Mary's at St. Marys. April 12 Aggies at Manhattan. April 25 Baker at Baldwin. April 26 Ottawa at Ottawa. April 29 Baker at Emporia. May 9 and 10 Bethany at Emporia. May 16 and 17 Bethany at Lindsborg. KANSAS BEATS WASHINGTON. Onesided Contest Ends in Victory for Jaynawkcrs. Lawrence, Kan., Feb. 8. The Uni versity of Kansas basketball team de feated the Washington university five of St. Louis by a score of 44 to 25, in the first conference game on the Jay hawkers' schedule. The game was one-sided in the first half, Kansas leading all the way and the score standing 21 to 7 at the end of the period. - In the second half the Washington team showed much improvement in their passing and Chivis was able to get down the court and shoot seven goals from the field. Sproull, Weaver and Greenlees starred for Kansas and Chivis did most of the scoring for Washington. The same teams play again tonight. AGAINST LAW TO TUT UMPIRE. Illinois Court Fines Lawyer Who Struck Kerin. Chicago, Feb. 8. It is illegal to strike a baseball umpire in Illinois. This view was he.d bv the appellate court in sustaining a decision of the municipal court, render ed on November 21, 190S, by which At torney Robert Cantwell was fined $75 and costs for assaulting Umpire Kerin, of tr.e American League. The assault took place at the Iocs' American League park in the fall of 13w after a heated game. New Tork, Feb. 8. Football rules are almost sure to get the "rest cure'' this year, according to authoritative sources. Although the intercollegiate rules com mittee has arranged for its annual meeting here on February 14, it Is ex pected that its fourteen members will have a little to do. The revised code adopted last winter was gradually approved In reports at the recent meeting of the national col legiate athletic association and In all probability the changes in the rules, if any at all, will be along clarifying lines, with nothing new or radical, GOULON MEETS WINNER Two Championship Battles In April at McCaney's. Florence Teams Win and lose. Florence, Kan.. Feb. S. In a basketball double header on the rink court of Flor ence the Florence high school boys' tean won from the Peabody hiKh school boys by a score of 37 to 25, ana the Florence girls lost to the Peabody girls by a score of 22 to 17. Both games were fast and ir tereting throughout. The Burns high school boys, who claim the county cham pionship in high schools, will play t:.e Florence boys here next week. Whiting Defeats Seneca. . hltin?. Kan., Feb. S- Whiting won a fast basketball game on the local court from the Seneca team by a score of -48 to 2S. Seneca did not at any time dur ing the game have a chance of winning. Page, McCurdy and Todd starred I or Whiting, while Taylor and Scoville were easily the stars for Seneca. Los Angeles, Cal.. Feb. 8. Johnny Coulon, world's bantamweight cham pion, has agreed to defend his title against the winner of the "Kid" Williams-Eddie Campi battle. Williams and Campi meet In a scheduled twenty round bout in the Vernon Arena of the Pacific Athletic club next Wednesday afternoon. The weight will be 116 pounds ringside. Charles F. Eyton will referee. The date for Coulon's appearance against the victor has not been de finitely named, but Promoter T. J. McCarey gave It as his opinion that he would bring the bantams together in April. . , tt. If this program is carried out it will mean that two championship contests will be decided here inside of one month, as Johnny Kllbane and Johnnv Dundee have contracted to meet for the featherweight crown early in April. - Coulon. in a long letter to the Los Angeles promoter, accepted tne terms offered him several days ago and went into detail as regards the bantam weight situation. In the betting the boys are now be ing held at even money. The biggest bet offered on Williams came today when a $500 chunk of support for the Baltimore boxer was placed. SPORT SNAPSHOTS. (By Dan M'Carty.) Some one told a story the other day of Young Griffo, the wonderful Aus tralian boxer. Griffo in his prime was in the habit of going on terrible sprees, but he usually managed to straighten out in time for his ring en gagements. He did this by inducing the police and magistrates to arrest him and lock him up a short time be fore fights. In jail he would do his training, as sparring partners were allowed to visit him daily. And he couldn't get any liquor. Just before he fought George Dixon in New Tork to a ten-round draw he was training in a Brooklvn Jail. The night before the battle, some drunk who was put into the jail got noisy. This made Griffo furious and he proceeded to knock the vociferous gentleman down, exclaiming Indignantly: "There, blime yer, keep quiet. I ham a-training and I carn't 'ave this 'ere bally row." Bert Shotten, the only outfielder on the St. Louis Browns' roster who has major league class, is a holdout. Why? "I've been playing for a minor league salary," says Bert, "and I don't pro uose to do that any longer." Some- . how, the St. Louis folks don't seem to appreciate Bert. Last season tie wound up with a sticking average of .290, ranking second to Derrill Pratt, who headed the list of Brownie regu lars with a batting average of .302. Bert led the team in base running, he played in every game, and topped the team in run getting with a score of 85 runs. His fielding average was .941. Manager Evers of the Chicago Cubs is the father of an idea which ought to be worked into the baseball rules at the earliest possible moment. Here's the idea: Allow a base runner to ad vance a base every time a pitcher gives a base on balls. Also diminish the number of balls from four to three. Fans will take to this idea. When a twirler deliberately passes a heavy hitter to get a weaker one (and this happens all too often) the spectators are disgusted. : But the crafty pitch er would be a lot less likely to do this little trick if there were men on sec ond and third. The scheme aims to make the pitcher put the ball over the plate. If adopted, it would increase hitting twofold. Frank Klaus, claiment for the mid dleweight championship. Is back in Pittsburg after a season in France. Klaus says the American boxers who go abroad expecting to pick up a lot of easy money by licking ' European fighters will get fooled. They have some real tough pugs over there, says Frank. Klaus is matched to fight Billy Papke in Paris on March 25, for a purse of $25,000. The winner of that bout will proclaim himself world's middleweight champion. New York baseball fans may have the opportunity of witnessing their favorite game on Sunday during the season of 1913. Gay old Gotham, in which more crooked deals are pulled off in a year than are thought of in all the rest of the country during the same length of time, Is too virtuous to permit baseball playing on Sunday. There must be an outward semblance of decency. In Jersey City, however Sunday ball is permitted, and the plan is now to build a large ball park in Jersey City Just at the end of the Hudson river tunnel lines in Newark. Here the New York teaBis could play any day of the week. The proposed park is within 20 minutes' ride of Her ald Square, the center of New York city. The Old RVStm. OtlO In irnor,,. ir. ' the big leagues, of swapping players U"L" euuu leam was DUllt up nas fallen Into disuse. The Boston Red j Sox have but one man Jake Stahl I who wasn't brought up from the minors and trained in the bean city. Even Jake was Boston property early i In the game, for he belonged to the J Red Sox before going to Washington I and New York. Washington, the sec ! ond team in the American League, and ; the Philadelphia Athletics, ranking j third, are "up from the bushes" or I ganizations. I Tom McCarey. of California, now holds undisputed sway, as the leading fight promoter. He divided the honor until recently with Hugh Mcintosh of Australia. Some years ago McCarey, Coffroth and Mcintosh were known as 1 lhe J'S?lla Tnrec" Coffroth quit when I iie uuu accumulated more money than he could spend in two lifetimes, and now Mcintosh has retired. Jim Thorpe, professional Indian ath lete, is in no very great need of sym pathy. Since the medals he won at fctocKnolm have been taken away from him he has had all sorts of offers to play on big league ball teams. He no doubt would prove a great drawing card for anv club. Young Corbett cannot understand the ways of the world. Human nature puzzles him. "Here is a case." spoke the former champion. "I've been on the water wagon for four months and within that time have received hun dreds of invitations to drink liquor. But not one soul ever asked me to have a bite to eat. Not that I wanted a meal, but it simply shows that people pay more attention to crooking their elbows than juggling the silverware." Armando Marsans. , Cincinnati Red outfielder, is a holdout. Reports from Havana. where Armando lives, are rather vague as to his reasons for hold ing out, but it is believed that he ob jects to playing in the sunfield, which place will be vacated by Mike Mitchell audn turned over to the Cuban star. The combination of sun, smoke and haze is worse' at Cincinnati than at any other grounds in the league, and Marsans has played in the right field times enough to know what a disa greeable job it is. Manager Stovall, of the St. Louis Browns, will make a big effort to in duce his boys to come across with an improved brand of speed on the base lines this coming season. Year after year the Browns have been lamenta bly weak In this department of the game. Last year they pilfered but 176 sacks as against 275 by the Detroit Tigers. The news- from St. Louis now is that fans there are looking forward to a much improved pilfer column in 1913. THE LARGEST, BEST EQUIPPED. 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The bout was rough and both men were severe ly punished. Normal Beats lairmaant Wichita. Kan.. Feb. 8. The Kansas State Normal school's basketball team de feated Fairmount college of Wichita heie, 48 to 30. jf- I j JTV f .i-n-ii, I f &tf i - -. V'"" ' ' - , s Jmm Patekea II. According to Havis James, who trains for R. J. McKenaic J. r,... . en II. 2:03 1-4. the pacer that went through the Grand Circuit In i a whirlwind. wiU be seldom if at all wen this coming season in ror!i.?' tion- James says the horse will be prepared exclusively for recr hlV' Ine In 1812 Joe Patchen won 327.175. the large.t sum ever art hi idewheeler during a singU saaaoa.