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PRODIGAL RECLAIMING NOT HARD TASK, SAYS DONOVAN Kjbet a Matter of C ontracts. Law yer* and Smiling. C laims Bill Ideal for pipp and HIGH IS NOT CLOSED |WiIl Be, Though. Saya Ex-Tiger. Who Viaited Hi» Detroit "Friends This Week Hr 1 ft * - ■ f, jf .v | BY HAROLD V. WILCOX. . “Mr. Wild BUI, what was your ex patience In the gentle art of reclaim Ling prodigal ball players and saving mothers who were on the verge of mak > lag the fatal leap Into outlawed re | atfona ? Were there scenes of wild re Ittorae. forgiveness and pledges of un dying allegiance, ala Walter Johnson ,*nd Clark Griffith? Just how did you : wean Caldwell back to the old Home stead In Uttle ol’ New York, and save H*uk from his contemplated folly?'’ k Mr. Wild BJU smiled rosily—that’s Enough to let you know his other name Is tkmovan —and told a simple tale all the romunce out of the baseball war. "Well, l Just went down to Cald w*n*a home. In York state, and we re newed acquaintance pleasantly.” said r Bill. '"pkep, after we had decided that we liked each other, wo went down to see his lawyer, and the old contract jvUh .the Yankees was pro duced for Inspection. His lawyer told Bay that the contract would stick In i courts, so he decided that he would ; play with the Yankees next year, and ' that Is all there was to It. pxcept the fwendlng back of the bonus to the Buf feds. That has been done "Personally. F think that Caldwell had been anxious to return to organ 'tied ball for some time, and I think ! that there are a lot of other hurdlers who feel the same way. They have Jumped hastily, sometimes In anger, and when they have had a chance to icool off. they have been sorry. T wouldn*/ be surprised If a majority of the Jumpers would come back If they could. . "As for Pecklnpaugh. that was easy. l I don’t thlak he ever intended to join the Fed* although Tinker was at Cleveland and had a long conference with Peck while 1 was there. Peckin paugh had been promised some things by Farrell that I did not know any thing about, and he. of course, insist ed that the promises be fulfilled. Bo we waited until we could get Farrel's say so on the proposition, and then we came to terms without trouble. That Is about fa? extent, of my experiences w*.th thenfo" Some vest Questions were fired at the new aimnager of the Yanks, who was in Tprolt yesterday for probably the last fpjfo ]kefore the season opens, and the replies came back in ram bling. genial fashion as a street car Jolted him downtown, where he lunch ed with his sister, a resident of this 'city. Just before he grabbed the rat tler for Gotham. \ **No, I didn’t close the deal for Pipp and Hlgn*while f was conferring with Mr. Naviq this morning. He told me that Megirs Ruppert, and Huston had the, conditions under which the two Tigers sWTe to go to New York, so I will let-them finish the deal. I sure want the two boys. High is a mighty good performer, and I expect to see Pipp playing first base regularly for the Yankees next season. I don’t know just how many of the other players ofTered the Yanks by the oth er clubs will be accepted. I have an idea that •several of them will not be purchased. But I will know more about that when I get back to New York. You see. I haven’t been there since the club lias been actually trans ferred. and | have been on the road so much since I have been appointed manager that I haven’t had a real con ferenee jjlth the new owners at all. i “All of'the Yankees are now signed, except Cole, Hartzell and McHale. McHale .xtrants to go the Feds, I hear. We wiTT ibot lose sleep over his hurd ling tendencies. j: “Yes. ibe Yankees have about as few players coming up from the ’ bushes this year as any other club. A good many less than any other club. ' I guess. Farrell drafted only a cou ple. I understand, and I don't know who tmtar are now. although I will find out aji Boon as I get bark to New York. We have a lot of material for La good team, though, and will proba bly do some more purchasing before the season gets well started. "Yes, I understand that I have noth * tag to fear In the way of Interference I with the playing part of the club. I jj hope that I will be given full charge, for I believe that if a man Is hired to ? run a hall team, he ought to be allow, ft ed to run It. If he gets Into trouble, f let him fight It out himself. Thar’s whnt I want to do. * “That Is one reason why T would have been glad to come bark to De ’ troit as manager. Mr. Navin never Interferes w (th the playing end of the club. He Is i.kronderful baseball man, •pd always knows Just what Is doing and has a splendid idea of what should be done, but he leaves the managing to his manager, and I believe he finds * thrt It pays. y “I don’t know, of course, where the Yankees will land next season I | don’t expect to win a pennant, but I t honestly believe that we will land bet L ter than seventh, and that in a year |or two. If the boys develop as thev y promise to come through, we will be rtip and flghthtg around the top. L "I certainly have had a pleasant Wonder What George Stallings Could Do With Team of These Live Veterans L:- -'-rtv- Pl*y#r M*thew-son Flank .j Moor# r ssu. nfep> ;V E Moryliy Position Pitch er Pitcher Pitcher Catcher . Catcher First hsse Second b*se \ Shortstop '\Vrhlrd base vOlltflHd , tint field . Outfield Pogue, C hamp Gridcler, I* Also Champ Jumper URBAN A 111.. Jill) 13.- Here is Harold Hogue, the famous Univer sity of Illinois half back. In an other athletic role- that of a broad Juniper While Pogue’s fume as a brilliant football player is wide, it is not so generally known that the little fellow r* the conference champion In the broad jump Ijist year Hogue won th« jump In the conference meet, in July, at Dayton, he leaped 23 feet 4 inches in the Central A. A FT. championships. It is expeci»*d that he will keep up this clip in 1915, and that he will he a factor In the performance of Harry Gill’s champions Pogue is now rmining for the broad leap, as he will compete against the University of Califor nia this spring, when the lllini track men go to Berkeley. visit in Detroit, and will eagerly look forward to the day when I can bring iny own major league club to Navin field for a battle before my old friends." Here that smile became roseate “I've got a bet up that I’ll pitch a full nine-inning game against the Tig ers next summer —and heat them, too” The Joy was taken out of the an nouncement. however, when, pressed with a query whether he really ex pected to take the mound occasion ally. Bill said that he w*as afratd his pitching days were all over, except possibly in exhibition games The race in both the major leagues last season supported con tention about the Injury done a club by Interference from the business of fice. All four of the flag w inners and runners-up in the big league last sea son were under the absolute deml nance of the managers All of the clubs In which It is known that there is any Interference at all from the owners finished in the second divi sions of both leagues. While In Detroit. ‘‘Wild Bill" had to take a lot of goodmatured ragging concerning the “Donovan day” that Is planned when the Yankees first ap pear here in 1915 The upshot of 'he matter was that Harry Tuthlll has been employed on a commission basis to act as press agent and solicitor for the hig day Mr. Tuthill respect fully requests all fans to present their offerings on the Yankee altar through him. so that lie can “get his.” RITCHIE IN GREAT CONDITION-KEARNS Murray’s Manager Says Willie Tan Easily Make Weight For Title Fight Many, tale? have been told of Willie Ritchie's lack of condition. Arrivals from the coast have Instated that the former lightweight has been taking on too much flesh, and that he no longer can easily make the weight required of a lightweight title contender. Jack Kearns, manager of Billy Murray, the middleweight, saw Ritchie work out this month and believes the ex-cham pion is a better fighter than ever. “Just before I left San Francisco, which was right after New Year's day,” said Kearns. “Willie called me over into a corner of the gymnasium where he was working and asked me to see him weigh He scaled exactly 13$ pounds stripped, and from his ap pearance I Judge that taking off five or six pounds would be a very easy task for him. Despite his lay-off Will looks fine. He boxed Murray, and. take It from me, he Is going faster and better than he ever did before. He has improved in his cleverness, and he is hitting like a middleweight. He yearns to get back his world’s championship, and 1 believe he will If he keeps up the conditioning pace he has set.* Lajoie Still Hopes To Play on Winner Fandom is now wondering whether larry Lajoie will at last realize the fulfilled ambition of hta whole won derful 19-year career in the big leagues. Never has the big French man played in a world series, and that fact has always been a great dis appointment to him, as it has to Walter Johnson, of the Nationals. Hope that he might yet be on a pen ant winner is said to be one of the reasons why he so willingly w«nt to Philadelphia when transferred to Connie Mack. D. A. C. DIRECTORS TO MEET IN CLUB HOUSE The annual meeting of the I>etroit (Athletic club will be held at the r»ew j club house on Jan Is. This does not menn the formal opening of the hand some structure, however, as opening da' is still two nr three months dis tant. The business meeting will be held in the main dining room, which Is nearly enough finished to make the scheme practicable. Catholic League Results. Rt. Vincent’s 10; Rt. Catherine* 28. Y. M (). 20; Rt. Leo’s 21. Rt. Johnson IT.; K. of K. 18 Years In game 15 14 14 1.1 15 19 \ IS 1* 18 15 V 1 i* L First engagement New York. 1900 Athletics, 1901 Cleveland. 1901 Phillies. 1902 Washington, 1900 Phillies, 1890 Chicago. 1902 l<ou tsville, 184*7 I«ouiVville, 189?* Cincinnati. It*on New York. If*oi Rt. Louta. 189'* THE DETROIT TIMES WEDNESDAY JANUARY IS. 1915. Johnny Kling, Now Billiard Star, Finds In U 1 hree-Cush” All the Fascination of Golf Former Ball Flayer I ells How He Became Interested In His New Game BY JOHN KLING (Former Star Catcher of the Cuba and Reds. Now Leading Race for Three-Cuahion Billiard Champion ship.) The three-cushion game is the most popular form of billiards. Its popu larit> is much like that of golf and is du » to the fact that anyone can plav it and enjoy the contest, yet to play it well brings out the best the bil lianlist has in stock. To the average player of billiards three cushions offers the most action and a fair chance of victory over ilia superior. Fifteen-two and fifteen-three, all the balk line games. are masters games. In those games the ordinary player has no chance, while at three cushions a fair player with a steady stroke aud a little luck has a real icharce tii beat the man who, perhaps, could play him 1.000 to 250 at balk Itne. My own experience has been that three cushions is the most fascinat ing of all the table gitines. affording the greatest opportunity for general ship and for study of any of the games As perhaps you know, my genie lias been pool. 1 devoted much of my time while a basebnll player to the fifteen-ball pocket game. Occasionally I played billiards for amusement. It was not until after I had retired as a catcher that I gave the rnglc game serious consideration. Indeed, like many others. I thought it contained too much luck to be really a scientific game The more 1 studied it the more pos sibilities I saw in the game and the more interested I became Its resemblance to golf struck me forcibly. You know a man who gets Just that little edge of efficiency on the other fellow, who finishes with an easy putt instead of trying for a fifteen-footer, is the winner. ft Is that way at three cushions. You need the little added efficiency which makes the difference between a scratch piaver and a ten-handicap lean. The first essential to good three cushion playing is a strong, steady stroke. Take a boy who never has had a cue in his hand, tell him to hit DETROIT MEETING TO START JULY 26 Grand Circuit Stewards Kail To Make Radical Changes in the Rules GRAND CIRCUIT DATES Cleveland—. July 19 to 24. * Detroit—July 26 to 31. Kalamazoo —Aug. 2 to 7. Grand Rapids—Aug 9 to 14. Montreal—Aug. 16 to 28 New York —Aug 30 tc Sept. 4 Hartford —Sept. 6 to 11. Columbus—Sept. 20 to Oct. 2 Islington—Oct. 4 to 16. As predicted early in the annual meeting, the stewards of the grand circuit adjourned their executive ses sion late yesterday without having made any radical changes in the rules for big line racing The pro posed change in the record rule may go into effect in 1938. but not this •year. The four-heat racing system wav made permissahle. at the option of the associations. The most important change in the rules had to do placing a ban on the racing of two horses from the same stride In the same contest, except In dashes. However, In event that four or less start, two such horkes may utart, providing the ownership is an nounced from the stand. These starters must l»e coupled in betting and penalties. It was also voted that allowances gained by horses In 1914 should be allowed All of the old officers were elected. They are; H. J. Devereaux of Cleveland, presi dent; Fred Postal. Detroit, vice-presi dent; H. J. Kline, Cleveland, secre tary and treasurer. DONOVAN IS AFTER AGNEW, OK BROWNS NEW YORK. Jan. 13. —Hain Agnew, first string catcher for the St. T,outa Browns, may wear a Yankee uniform next season, if the deal that is hang ing fire between the two clubs goes through. While angling for Agnew. Bill Donovan, manager of the Yan kees, also has eves on Carl Weilman and Bari Hamilton, the shifty left handers. ( HAS. C ARR TO PURDUE. IS LATEST REPORT INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 13—Rumors regarding the future of Charley Carr, former organized bnll magnate and last year first sac ker .for the Indian apolis Feds, are still flitting shout the ozone The latest story has him |as the next athletic director at Pnr i due university. Others have him !>Hd in for organized bnll. None have him continuing with Mm outlaws. PIRATE HURLER HAS BROKEN SHOULDER McCONNE! SVILLeT”') . Jau. 13 j The fractured shoulder blade niistain ed by Wilbur Cooper the pirate pitch. ' er. last November when he was thrown from s hot****, ta still causing the httrler Considerable pain. Coop er’a physician, however, asserts that the belle* Will be firmly knitted before Hi* baseball •;> "ti Opens ERIE CAPTURES FIRST I EAdl’K (i \ME FROM “V* * With .Mazer and Kreft* on the *ide Mite when the cam** opened. Erie "V opened the International league •««>« •;on l.istj i>\ running up a lend on the i.etrollers that Hie latter entrance of the two stnr« mentioned fioold net over* «*u*b atid the ‘MiciA u <yn ;Ni to I*5.S. I'rie had ** r* inarVablr fle L l ' and helf of the |n«a! lallien were registered by Mazer on fouls Y ■-W % V' x JhJV \ i m \ 9 Jf*i - ’ r^H 1 ML \ J \ /To\ I mj 1 a billiard ball and. although he may miss the ball, you will find that his stroke is perfect, because it is nat ural. Ninety-nine out of iOO players Jerk, tighten their muscles and lose the natural stroke, recovering it only after long practice An easy, loose, steady sw’ing of the Cornell’s New Stadium Nearly r Completed-Scenic View Is Fine ITHACA, N. Y, Jan. 13.—Cornell’s new siadium on the heights above Ithaca has but a limited amount of construction work remaining, and there is a possibility that the track may be used for one of the meets this spring. The new field is a remarkably fine one, and the Schoelkopf memorial is probably the moat complete club and training house in the country. With a view of the mountains, valleys and lakes which extends for miles, the stands, which are being built on only one side, command a remarkable scenic parorama The only fly in the atmosphere is that having been constructed for the purpose of viewing the scenery first, and with the viewing of what is hap pening in the stadium as a secondary consideration, spectators will find it pretty difficult to distinguish individuals as the afternoon wears on. The stands face dlrectl? towards the west, so that it will take more than numbers to identify football players. A big man with a big megaphone, operating from the other side of the field, will be required. Held Hopeless Year Ago, Now Touted as William’s Rival NOBLKSVII.LE. Ind . Jan. 13. Single G. (2:t»7 1-4), sensation of the half-mile tracks in the 1914 campaign, one of the best prospects ever tracked in from Indiana, and already as a three-year-old one of the stars of the horse world, will race in 18 events in the Grand Circuit next year. This is the announcement of W. B. Bare foot. of Cambridge City, who. with his brother. E L. Barefoot, of Cowen; own the speeder Horsemen are pre dicting that Single G. will win a large majority of the races in which he is entered, despite the snot that he will compete with such horses as William and other stars of the pacing world. F>ir-k Jamison, of Philadelphia, will drive the horse in the coming sea son. The pacer is now at winter quar ter stables at Cambridge City and* is being given dally workouts. "Before Sept. 1 Single O will have made a mile In 2 00 flat," said E. 1,. Barefoot, one of the brother owners of the Ban on Round-the-World Tours for All-Star Teams Is Peace Measure When the member* of the national commission, the presidents of the major league clubs and the rest of the plenipotentiaries of baseball met in solemiyconclave in New York last month ami slapped a ban on future round-the-world tours for all-star teams, few fans recognized the de cree as a peace preservative. But that is exactly what it was. All*star r tours of the Magellan type have invariably hung a Jinx on the peace and prosperity of organized baseball. Just twice have the dla mond barnstormers encircled the globe, leaving the baseball world In I | hitherto unequaled peace and pros iperlty. and both times have they re turned to find this national game of ours shaken and demoralized by re bellion and war The first aggregation of pustlniers 1 to venture on a world tour did their ! cruising In the w in'er of ISBB-IHH9. in the latter year the ill-fated Players I brotherhood was formed, and the sea son of 1890 found the game plunged I Into a costly conflict that was neatly as disastrous \o organized baseball as jit was to the brotherhood, which was | eventually crushed and annihilated. The next globe trot started west .lajoie anti Mclnnen Max Swap Positions Now come* *Mi*» yarn that Larry Lajoie will play !ir*t at Philadel phia and that Stuffy Meinnis will be shifted t<> -eeoml. Except fur th*. fact ihut every season finds some bod' rylng or* Larry at the initial sack, the story Is not gen c rsliv credited. * Still, Mel unity might make a gionl keystone mnn. and there is nc ouc’tion bu» that the y*ss ac five l,«ioie. Sould make good i»t\ first in ' \ It’a Hard to beat anyone of thia quartet at three-cuahion billiards. Above, Johnny Kling. of Kansas City. Below from left to right, Jess Leon, Chicago; Maupome, Philadelphia, and August Kieckhefer, Milwaukee, three of the leaders who are disputing Kling's rights to the championship. ( cue, finishing with the wrist drive [added to the momentum of the arm ! and cue give more force and inrsure steadiness. * This was overcome by practice. 1 The study of the unnatural angles !is one that each player must make for himself. horse. "I would be willing to back this assertion with money. He will he the sensation of the Grand Cir cuit, and many horsemen will back him to win over William." Barefoot indicated that the horse would be en tered in the 2:08 pacing class in the coming Grand Circuit races in 1915. From many standpoints Single G is one of the best horses ever turned out in Indiana and nation-wide attention has been attracted through the sensa tional performances and rapid rise of this Indiana pacer. The horse was considered worthless a year ago. How the horse rose in value from "a worth less bundle of skin and bones," and how he trimmed almost everything in the pacing class last season is a mat ter of history now. But it is inter esting to note in passing that the horse that was considered worthless a year ago cleaned up sr>,So') in clear money for Its ow ners'in the last rar ing season. WHrd from Chicago on Oct. ID, 1913. and ended ai New York the next spring, Just In time for the travelers to see baseball dive headfirst into a year of wrangling. contract jumping, bad faith and hard times. Os course it is a bit of heathenish superstition, hut the case against world cruises is very, very Mack, and on went the lid with a bang. Organized ball will take no chances with that sort of a jinx again. BASEBALL TOURNEY CLAIMING INTEREST The announcement of the basebalT bowling tournament to be held at the I Fairvlew alleys beginning Feb. 1 has created a great Interest among the I various teams. The Masonic. Boost ers, (’ommerclal. City Amafeqr. Cath olic Fraternal. Oddfellows and other leagues will have entries. The fact ,that 12 baseball uniforms will go to ! the winners will make the race a hot .one. The Iroquois, Fd'*lweiss Moon shiners and many others have also decided to enter fp -’ei r-to<e Jan. 23. at Web* I ”’* srort ’• it), with Mr. jOoyette or Mr. ’ * ,No. 2€ol Jes ifersonave. egf* OWEN Mr Mis DETROIT YACHT CLl’B THIS YEAR Thomas H. Often was elected 1915 commodore at the annual meeting of the Detroit Yacht club to succeed Marry Kendall. Other officers elected • were a* follows. Vice commodore. Kdwitt Jerome; rear-commodore, Rob* ’ert K. Hell; financial secretary. Frank R, Fr v * record secretary Edmund .1 Sir.ffort' William R. Prow" sti>-freoii Dt *Vllllam O r •< • n- Walter J Ondd \ *1 Arthur C.iftorn. F.d --• at J sud Charles Voelk "fr ; Robert W. f>ennle f Rod’cry\ year 1914 KING GEORGE’S MOST PROSPEROUS YEAR ON TURF Rescues Club Prexy—- Given Raise, Is Story Ooorge Whitted, outfielder of the Braves, was not traded to Phtla delphia for Sherwood Magee, a* wax predicted, and It la now said that he has been given a nice tatae by President Gaffney, of the Boston National!*. And thereby hang* a bit melodrama, nay the acrU»eß down nouth. During one of the hunting parties given by Manager Stallings at hi* Macon. Ga.. plantation thin winter. It la aald that Whitted and a New York newspaper man reamed Gaffney from death in a quicksand bog. I’he trio are said to have been quail hunting, when Gaffney slip ped off a log Into th» swamp The promise of a raise followed the reacue. according to the yarn. 0. B. IS LOADING ITS CANNON FOR FEDS Mogul* and Legal Lights .In Se cret Conference Over Reply To Suit CHICAGO. Jan. 13. —Organized base ball’* marshaling of force* to fight the Federal league suit began here lu earnest today. With the case sched uled to be called betore Federal Judge laindis one week from today, the gathering of the mogul* is on. Attor ney* representing the club* in the American and National leagues were set for another secret conference to day at which Han Johnson. Garry Herrmao and Secretary Heydler, of the National league, are to discus* plans with lawyers for the national commission attorney* representing the tw’o big leagues. Herrmann ar rived here today from Cincinnati. Great aecreoy attache* to what will transpire at today's pow-wow. The O. B. magnates fear that if they show their hands now it might weaken their case. The official* mentioned, together with George. Pepper, of Phil adelphia; George Miller, of Chicago: President Thomas, of the Cubs; Judge Williams, of St l.ouis. and Cal vin and Klnkead. of Cincinnati, were Ito take part In today's discussion*. |lt is known, however, that attached to the answers O. R. official* will make to the Federal charges will be a long list of affidavits in which, or ganized baseball official* say. will be contained charges everv bit a* *ensa Mona! as those filed by the Federal* Black Eligible, Asserts F; ;ulty • i-- ' • NEW HAVEN. Conn.» Jan 13 Fear at Yale that Clinton Rutherford Black. Jr., who despite his name is a wonderful football player, would be Ineligible for next fall* ’varsity ♦•lev er because of scholastic difficulties, ha*, been dispelled by a faculty an nouncement. Black was captain of the fresh team last fall, and is con ceded a tackle or guard position for 1815. He was formerly an Fxeter captain. Kent, who played at Stev ens two years ago, and Yates are an other pair of new linemen who are expected to do wonders for Old Ell’s front wall next fall. Newcomers Join Detroit Septet The Detroit hockey team is spend ing the gameless week in initiating two new players, both of whom look like valuable additions to the Jones squad. One is a goal tender. Beleck bv name, who has been cage sentinel at Duluth In past seasons. The other is Dunston. a speed boy from Calu met, who has somewhere gained an inkling of what Is meant by team play, and believes in passing the puck occasionally when hard pressed. It Is probable that Dunston will break Intf) the next game, while Reid takes a short vacation, and Beleck may also get a> chancy under Are in that occa sion. Rayls Tuning Up To Greet Oswegos Some basketball scoring records were badly cracked last night when the Rayla rang up 70 counters to an unlucky 13 for the Solvay A. C. The game was a workout for the big bat tle Friday night, and really gave the Rayls some splendid tossing practice. Friday night will be notable in De troit basketball circles, Inasmuch as the Oswegos. of Buffalo. will meet the Rayls here. These Oswegos have won 397 games out of 437 in the past nine years, and are just about as close to national championship caliber as can be found. They arc now on a long tour, which is scheduled to land them In California time. U. of M. May Play Army. ANN ARBOR. Mich.. .Tan. 13.-If is unoersiood that the University of Michigan Is negotiating with West Point for a baseball game with the Army on the annual eastern trip. Nap Rucker Has Extra Hone In Arm And It Gives Him His Great Smoke Nap Rucker Is having a beautiful time with a pair of contrary tonsils and small growth under his arm, and it Is announced that he will not return to his old form until a couple of slight operations are perforpied. Tnst, however. Is not all thu tls wrong with the Brooklyn hurler. and. strange to say, this third ailment is now believed to be tjn» secret of his past success on the mound. Last fall Nap had an - X ray taken of his pitching arm, and discovered that he hud a bone In his arm that is rarely found In a human being This bone is about seven Inches tong and three eighths of an Inch wide, and extends from below the left shoulder to the collar hone. Nap thought at flrat that this extra of anatomy w-a v hat ailed him last season, but physicians told him that It formed a strengthening arch and made (tossihle his great speed. Now he. is proud of | tand Intends to keep t alt hi* life. The obnoxious growth In his arm la not oonnootod with the osstus brae*. Royal Stables Win $58,744. Which Ik Nearly Treble Pre vious Season's Amount JOEL, OF AFRICA, LEADS FIELD WITH $154,930 Irishman Premier Jockey In England For First Time In Many Years King George, of Englaud, celebrated the >ear of the enmiug of the great war by winning purse* amounting to $58,744 with bis siring of race horse* This exceeds by many thousand* oi dollars any previous year'* winning* The ruler of the Briton* began hia ca reer a* a patron of the turf In 1911, when his horse* won the trifling sum of $8,245. equivalent to a paltry Fed eral league contract bonus In 1912 the royal speedsters began to carry the king'* color* more con scientiously and netted their owner $20.d40. The next year the regal win nings climbed to $22,400, aud In 1914 they nearly trebled King George’s best horse lH*t year wa* Friar Mar cus. which won the Middle Park plate. Despite the fact that 20 race meet ings which usually are held on the flat during the course of a summer were wiped out by the war. J B Joel, the millionaire from Africa, captured prize money to the sum of $154,030 and was at the head of the list of winning own ers Waldorf Astor flni*hed second on the list. H. B. Durvea. a member of the Jockey club of America and* th** one-time racing partner of Harrv Payne Whitney, won one race, the Derby, with Durbar 11. Durbar IP* victory netted Mr. Durvea $32,250. Mr Whitney’s big string of horses had a bad season—the worst in many years and only won $17,150. Not an American Jockev Is found in the list of the 20 most successful rid ers in England for 1914. Neither Dan ny Maher or Frank Wooten, who ordi nnrlly are high in such a list, won honors last year Maher was ill most of the summer and Wooten was fat so fat that he ha* been compelled tr take out a trainer’s license and aban don the saddle for good. For the first time in many years the honor* of s he saddle for an Eng llsh racln ,r season has been obtaine< ihv an Irishman F Donogtrue Hb ihandy we'ght. close to pounds ‘ was a useful factor In his progress ' \* a result of his light riding weight he was In great demand and had 59fi mount*. Me wop 129 races, which was nearly twice a* much as .T. Clark, who rode for 1 ord Durham, and won *8 r«ce* ou> of 137 mounts W. M Wing flnished third with 59 winner* : ou» of ifio mounts. .T Thwaltes. who i finished nineteenth on the winning is<st with **9 winner* out hf 145 mount*, i had a better percentage of winner* i than Donoghue. HUf,G f NS U UNBER I BALL WAR STRAIN ! . iCard Leader, Threatened With Pneumonia, Ordered South For Winter CINCINNATI. Jan. 13.- Miller Hue gins, the Cardinal manager, is said to be In a *eriou.s physical condition because of the strain under, which he has been all v inter, and has been or dered by hi* physicians to go south at once. A heavy cold, obtained while touring the baseball battle front in efTorts to save hi* team from the Fed*, threatens to develop into pneu monia. and like Evers, as long as Hug gins I* in the north, he Insist* on (sticking to his job without a letup. (He will go to Texas under protest/ . this week, it Is said, ynd stay until J training season. A bit of romance has been Injected into the return of Ivy Wlngo to or ganized ball and hi* being sent tc Cincinnati. It seems that there is a girl In Redtown w hom Ivy like* par tlcularly well, and her pleas, added tr those of the magnates, turned the tide against the outlaws. Wash-Jeff Pulls a Harvard on Penn Washington and Jefferson has ar -flved. The Pennsylvania school ha-’ proudly turned down an offer of a game from the University of Penney] vantn and announced that It Intends to play Yale on the date suggested, which Is Oct. 23. Moreover, Athletic Manager Murphy, of W. & J., tacked a j rescript on the note to Penney, In w hich It was announced that no other date could be considered as It has been decided to play no more games away from home next season. TO COMPLETE GOLF COURSE FOR TOURNEY The bunkers and traps that were Included m the plans for the Detrot’ iCountrv club golf course, hut not yet |constructed, will be built in time for the amateur championship tourney iu August. The completion of the I course will make It on** of the finest in the world.