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WALTER D. BRATZ WRITES OF SALT LAKE'S PROSPECTS
HUGi-IFULLERTON DISCUSSES THE CHANCES OF THE CLEVELAND AMERICANS ,APP TIERMINATION OF UNPOPULAR OOULLY REGilM. Ati TIMELY COMING OF "HINEST" JOHN M'iIOSKEY MAKE SITUATION IN SALT LAKE ROSIER THAN EVER Stock In Baseball Associa tion Sought by Utah In vestors and Public Interest Is Keen-New Manager Has Good Veterans on Re serve List and Some Finds Under Cover. BY WALTER D. BRATZ. (Sporting Editor of the Evening Telegram.) Salt Lake City, I..b. L'. In its 2o years of varied cxlpi'rie'e whit thas" ball leagues, b.ltl s tl l' ll IIIIImt':stat , this old sp. rt-lmVin i tow n Ii." 1\ r aw: ited the tulliilintg ;i stistn \with 'oare anticipation tI lr Wiltl 1.. 1t1-' iprospects in view if S tll .uk'" 1-s not turn out crowdls I'le 1. i l' of vih attetndled the gam e in ltl1, ,r t ve', better, I will certainly mis0 Tit Vll ss, a.nd I believe I ha\ve studied tlhis ,tat,. and her baseb'all f Ces Is litL ill as closely as the Iinext nltII. Immediately after IDic-k I( nleh'Y nui dertook to supply Ibaseball ill prson for this hungry laselball poptil e am permitted Cliff tllatlnkenstihil, to got away frotn hltii, t11hre was soillethliing :t-' ntntllhy wring. The flls did nsot . he to Dick 't in 's 'l leth . w i g ll to thhr;t thl l iks into "l3lunki , d la 'ter psr itteld hint to to tgo , \liss lllit, the camel's hack was I-rh'l utsuilv t 1." I in two. Cliff Bhlankitnshijp was -easily the moset populatr itinager who fvet' handled a ttin bhre tand we lit :e haid a f,.v. '!'here is only one other umn In vter ill this 1neck of the \V oie, wl ,, oicupiet s aitnything lik(e lilankelnship' s posit.i l ill the heart of ftndom ant? that is Jihn J. MA't'luske\. I bet'lil\, ;ilt I.lke tanlls aret s strlong for these itwo 1) lll00 blrl'C0 I t ll" H'" ' sl rllla- rle h'ue lI;il remains, it 1illy rate, th tu lhey are "ltl right," to bo r, t nt fri" the VOrImt'Lllikir, 01nd it is f' tll ml ' fol the citie.s in the c ir' it, w' ii ts t~ win us bluy'ly as ht the little ones. iTh'. -cn dll ls n i i-- lalt L .k hli ,s i-et"sr wl I It tlennat' i n any kind of it lici tgIlt. 11 l e tlsher hand, it h s us lii lly spenl tit ;, io s nllo l fighting t~ r· UlttluIve.ll landing in the cellar. The Reasons. 'llhere re llrl twv g ,l6 rel sons tii' ll , r'" fore wihy Salt Lito, is snou'kingq it lips for a great sieasi n i ll i I iti i i lilltling lltan geir 0iet its l t ih , ittl i tlres.ti are leing financed h', tie h Isi eitiien is ' il tli, biggestl boli t' s I's it. tilt ttoxvn. ot iig into detail ald lrit ing to t ll r;ti.u lrs ofill The M is"-ullli: l l iii t l J, ,i. Slc ('loskey's e recrd woutllt i' e 1 ist S'irds an sspre ding natl cil iih k sio. .-suffice by saying that "Olh lid n,= 'lJawn" has his minld set upon I mdintt ; good. "I have teen taking i'h att tio ie t I till lliii tih t t ' l" S lii t , ilt\\ i left in this league everin sie' rgalized," is the way Alhe puts it, aid low i ha 'e ths ll h lalet htav ll filu' in. i tll l ti ll\tt %if \ hlu inl ''h-it n looking for, so iiive it t' I ,, mnako good.- You knot whaIt th111 lelns, ta'ing' from Jtohn ll~ h kIii lt i t ihat is just \vihl tilt ldc l hunll tare i tniki lg ion. ito illlich l JIhl M'ch(csk e,, lT ill, i its' lit i pl t l'it'i il l thiii ,till The ilen wiho are lt itrincting th for 91 i tloieey are i hu )ters of the fir:t rank d mll n 'whol stanild Will ill t1 inuntli ity--st w'e illn ;il that l hl'i iLave raised $I 15,i t . ill iuacilli casht wiitholt half trying. t'. a . Hlm u ,tt.' Jr.. lpr shrlnt o f the lnewI inrs:t id l tion, Is onle of alt L kei s leli lie lift r side li t 1i r 'Ail -in r it'l -s y r, ipu ite ht. t;. Ilile , se't retu it i tn ii lit i sl I i"i r sIl liher imilling m nli ; ,I - 1els. ll. n it ct r, is th ie ..,hn to i uller of tilh. f.irn ef Nelson 1 L.eantifl..rd, whicl' down es ,nd totittols tit. tialtl"' antlli Salt Paltct(' resorts. w, hlh, I'h, ,st r N. ,Sutoltt , llfuther dirt'e In :l, i ai llii. hia trt'h'tl l tan. Plans for 1913. Th'. illr. 'porato 'l ofi tltre i ht: -itll il o I nr fralt li set, lutik, i1'hi.,'l till eil. ago wthousutlo dollars les thill; ,nt, htas t eel poi! t' hy a nld IhJ th 0 te' t will be hI utided it'' in'. l,. ' hile I uhliailiy is ill( ,ir , Cal', lllr' Ie i, ,i gInh, tiaoang otli fr thilleS, hlt its t , (ha il it new park second to none in di e' iest It is possibl that 'ie ola ittlek will he used d iuring thi tg 191i . , ,,"':a If so, additional ground will 1- , l just outside of ftie south . The stands will then he . that the y will Ito o( lltsitde of rili, prsont hlooswnre sotsli th u di Ityiand 1 h oe turnld beiukled to s rn l grandshnds halve alr.ady alt V. 7ýf ýp o. C. Mý21-( JYRU - 8. G. j~rr - C7V½Sý'Lr72rr-o Dfr~fc.TOP. JT £. NL SC - DipR~zcO, OFFICERS OF SALT LAKE CLUB. NlM N I 1i , it I i i Ill I 111N ýINN ;S ] ' I I 111, ~I 1" In ' r tinN \.",. i ( I N ' ,lI I . " ' 'I \I' \ h l, I N I ill e t.'Irly .Mpril'.I : Ir ;ls t il ~ l sN ' hiN \ . n,\. ., 1 n ktll\%'ll tI diVul g',' : i l l .uI. : - tli N ININI NMnl tll1 111. 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's ti 1f't t.,It.'tl. 1'. 5 h ,t li . ' \i l 1 l t," , fi 1111 itt ' I ii1. t fill' 'li-iiil'f , l Ift' fili i t 1tall Wtl - . 11 t!II I i .a it 1tt is f i thi t.t t .lf :,tI .,s t II ir t~lI t .1 Itt I i lt t ilnt f is re t t i l, I, : I l it 11 t l BISCiaiTSa WINS. iT ,, . , hi ', ' ., .L"1h - , l2 lhta "is ltls ' ,?l , lilii' plish wttretler dh f'e'.teill J. ss I n"ri 10 ,I".tl"] \.1 ill straight falls ht.re tui:iht. The first fall w\as scor' li :ut the ..11l i!l *3,1 Inminutes with it seissotlrs hold on the head, and the 51551111] in :.i miillimts with a half niits 11 o head. Zi szk, apllipeartlr t.o haw t e h1 , boutit his otw n .ay at 1Iwarly all tLages. PINCH HITS SPRING 'EV ER. Feel tired and stret hby, And tired if vort"r w i'k? You've got it. \ alilh yotu jiit like to rest .Anrld do nothin' but shirk? Yoiu've got it. Like to, g to the tIll park, And jist ltunge arwon'. 14r stretch yorstel'f luit (it the danp, soggy ground? If yr ask:n' the rteason,. 'le n\sWer is |tid. You'\'e gut it. AreI ..it longii' righ ti now I or therml glrI idI bleachers? Youl've gof t it. f ir In lylbe you're I eLn HillI Iif 'lllg drives anlt s(reellers, You' ve got it. Youl'r wiishin' right neiVw that vaca tion 'as here',. fon't let the p~hlysii;n Mit e ylou a tililil steer, Yoii know what \a k.it when the springl ti ell; i: n lr An. l you've gtt it. I 'hic:tigo Post. It seemsl lll t ihai h;i I ione young ulr las of the hi4h sI honl h 5sketlill il ili1 Strinil 'h t i f' :ill i llj st i ie' by ni·,t slff'hic io il:' ;.. l iln inlg the stlale il t thiatt " 0lli1s ot il1 t ll t 'mllr 'ssi iti 's d l'ei l ,ests lloI( t his shouIlers." Ini ht, inji lsn'te has been done this erihlini up sl. gizrs, honrtily. tlris \t uit intli the game i r riday might with it unt :110'. Hei i hitd leln oil I tcr'he. iatly int the week lnd va's able to pr,'eli'e only twice ieforrt lthe ganmi . 11,t I vas hlt11f Sick trinI his inljury inu l his nll sai lowed his play'. \ n dthe An onw all of that - \ W llunderstood Iislt of it. ( oir s1tIterilnLt WaS Iit i n d cd Isat silt li ll 1 agl tili. Th i, tuge Tll r it til ill''o mis atter of ht it. il urls ilh d til . S('f) day, due p oba;ibly, to this injury, usld :tS it result h.e eouldn'[t dr his share if the wiork. 'Th! weaskness of this i fle cog. in Ih, bi.eh s;-hool Inl; chine lst the .:,l.o " f tr 'M issoula. Lturns is a gaud i l r :is anyone who has teen him ill hri ,e.asont's Talines will testify. tH, slid the best he could I ridaiy night, ,but he wasn't in condi not to b t bla leil I',ir the dt feat, far h, . bldn't he ajt the fart that hi. \Vrikness ]ost In(e M. 1tri for the I teals. I" wr ha:lve donhl a god, cl,' n, pryeor in injust i..o we ;ire truly l s rry, but that doesn't c'hatnil the situation. Frine of the hii-;h cIhool teo lbe were a bit disappoint,.d by the fact that tlie . ,..,alieda pn; irs Were'll t "roast ed ' for their rungh playing. A pro test of that sort is the cry of a p]ori l-err. The visitors played a rough gal-ie, but they paid fr it. Whisler clhed '5 foa.s ,n the Anaconda train. Ioui'' buis otlall isn't the best sort. but it :t t iam is willing to paly that s rrl i" :i gamle ;end paiy for it io n "1 hais ; right to oiniplain. h.re is i qlla:.tet of players who are on the bi, e.iiibC1e black list: lilelder lJones, 'Pat l)'igherty, (oldten of the ('ards and S. anlon of tilrooklyn. .\ il.l'E I'ItlNT, Y .shlt'rdly's nllil from mIr nllllilllon ' rugi ht thi i: "I don't geette'r., aSteve,: Pirom estl i't.y ti ornIling's issiuei of W\\. A.l (I. N. "I am not her'," Mrr. t'n'l'erwiaiod repliidl, "with any aullltllr ity to ,speak. 'Sheriff, take this Ibo, to in ialist \\ithoullt havilng lily spe cial ;utlhterity." All of which goes to sho1w ivhat a inlispireld malke-up illain aill d "AKIN." W. 11. i4. N., Mr. Akin, is Western Mlontatiiiia 's lrnlist Newspalper. The into ai stlorI on i debate i n thle house, \'ilth the rI,,i lt shl own above. li ! ll a! I'Prizefi ilghliig ll;y Le bruital, bIut It' Ilpuilar. 'l'he lic is willing it wait u,lnil orl'ling ' ,r lreplorts of the re'Yo lluiin ill l'xica, huit when thler' is n tig tAriz.fiaht ,',rv mlan, womaliln Hnd child in the vily muist know the re su11 hfor, , going to sleep. I'(he tele p l'hone in tihis rest r t il rang1 7,943 tiliii s last nlig t anl 7.l42 f i thie ipen il]1 who c:illld wanted to knot' the flitith resalts. The i ther fulloiw \'a; (Ili3 \enthl, r n lin wl ilh his daily re 'tI'll' reiiularityi of the rails retmilndedu, 1) I,'er, spo rting editoir f the Inter Iiitouni t il E1uii it Ior, of a call that nllte to the est'llomd businiss if'fice ist fall. .\ ymng lady ecalled I)aitly W\tluitr. ''ias lher i fotlaltl gillla Imloday?'' 'Y'us." -aithl lhe inscuriber of the pty r 'll, 'the univsity bea' t tie Agg ,is." "\\'lh was pitching?" "\'litl a nlinuite and I'll see." said liDaddy. llit \\w:is gone for several iin ites :il vwhni' he cant lack hlie salid: "I aii'tl fi h otl. They threw me oulit Sthile oifi'e, lupstaitrs when I asked." T'l'he 11Xiss.la high school iiaskethi'all ''ntl 1 Is Ito i:l '',k . tour of1 the I'liOllr '.\liene's this ,\eek. The five will play \ atll' onit Feb. 218 and Burke oin M:lc'lh 1. This will give the team a * ** A newl schenti is to be tried at tilhe trni'il:illent this spring, according to (,lach iiMvic(iglh. A coimtmittee will go 'over the records of the season and1 phik the foulr hiest teams. Each of tiiese teains will head a division of fi is l and thi semi-finals will be 'ii""ed byi divisions.. This imethoid is 'expeil'ted to keepill the lost '- . .. ''art iuntilil tilhe final gaines. Last year set aud-rate teams igot the pltzes for see (nd antd third places be.autse they diln't meet a good team until they ltayi'd in thie fiinal matenes. The (a:trden ('ity Indoor ITaseb.ll llgll'e has rffrined. It is timte. The Major League Race I IV.-The Clevwland Armericans j I yuf.H S FUtLERTON. c(.ivefta.d for "f'f i as ,p)ssessed. a ouglltr4-ei-he but isn't ball club, and this season nappairk to have 'inaie a final elffort to escape irmin that cat eg.ry andl present ai tLeam that will ltak fairly weivl ro the field, no matter htiv weak it rima appliar on papler. For five yeaturd ( 'et'!andl's teams, on papt r, havefirfrfirtto fifi i fr in iirst to fifth, muIl leneral; : p t.sssedt strength nllollgh to te cl' se toI ) 1t1,' to if tihe besl iculd li gott.n nit o.if It players. I'his si an l.i t tanm figuries fourthl 'a fifth in I,'iur, with a possibility of going third and an tlutin'tde chance of Some of th l elements that have pre vented the lub f.'.lt giving its best to its ,patrons still exist, but their force hns Icin minimized and the owners nt l thIe ianager unlderstand the difficulties. ('lovwland'; past troubltes haive heen: First-'I'he annual attienluput at serving two mast irs, Ictauise certain inftlu elntes hve\ ittierf(red t.1 times with thei toting titnager, which is sAnfficient in itself Ii w l'týrek a tirnm. Secondly-- I 'The tefleney to individual play in stread of team play, which has been in Itl !gted in h"y ith tiest of the indi vidual phlayrs, and, third, disconteint anrd inifflerencel fol lowing spells of lusing. T'he falt Ilhat Lln'ui,i tti'tnmself one of thei greatelst player-s if' tilt time, hats lfail.l to get into tite spirit of -the ctlubl taId has h~o 1 l thl leader alnig the ifnifferetlal eis has hlurt nmore thtan autythii lg else. Ill-til ted changes .i)t of mItanagement l also hlave iitntaged the leant. It nlV piresents a tulul that at least will have' enthillsiutsill lo at. time- a. Strong if u ert:tin titlhing stalti". a fair irfieil, 1: X. bb JACKSON AND LAJOIE. a, slpt.tty outfield weak in one spot, a rather poor hatching staff, and a wholo lot of mlatitrial that callllnot be used ad \:l itageously. lie antd enthiu.siastiic manager last fall, has the respect of his players and the liking of the very elements that have been indifferent in the past. I believe the club will give the leaders strong resistalllct during the first four months of the season and finish with an im proved percentage, if not a higher standing. T''lie nIkupil of the tean is at pres nit Ilncertlain. According to the rec ords, Cleveland owns 51 hall players, aid has 32 on the activt list for the spring training trilp. Among these are Iseven of scarcely class AA caliber, and three of unknown strength. Re imember, however, that the Cleveland team finished strong last fall and sllowed a lot of improved pitching right at the tail elid of the season. I aml figuring that the regular team \will be lmde upl of Jackson, right flehl; Lajie, second base; Turner, third ilas'; ltiriinghamlll center field; Iielold or IHo* all, left field; Chtapman, shortstop; ,Ihllnson, first lase; Carisch, Iallnd and t)'Neill, catohers; Gregg, lantling, Falkenberg, Cullop, Kahler, Haskette and Steen, pitchers. The Ithers I have considered only as pos sibil ties. That qlmkes a spotty and uncertain hall club, with a batting order that Is enough to give any manager the willies to figure out. The batting order will have a very imlxportant' bearing upon the strength of the team, as the hit ting strength is so unequally distrib uted anld the speed the same way. Liehold mnlay heat Beall out of a job in the outfield merely because he would be better to lead off. Chapman plrobably will hit second, and he can not hit up to the gait he showed last fall whellcn he batted .315 in 31 games. If C'hapman etould hold that gait with .Taclisoih and Lajoie to follow him they would finish up a lot of pitchers. Cleveland was third in hlttig in the leaguq :last ýasa, :w icl, e , was a l.#t s" ubo\: its ...l1 e fi;tt strelntlh, lng lifted by the individual work of Jackson and Lajole. Studying the team iadivilually, player. He is a l" 4i n br f; spel ,, but Isaks :8.: fot an .esi tire. season. This.. Yallow- ia. "bone," unl I believe that~ .veland fails th:s season it can ribut as nulh to lack of l 'as tp lack if individual melt. , Two years .ago Jifhnson was touted strongly by several. mlajor leagues, in c:iding Manager Evers of the Cubs, as a great player, ]lit it was discov ered that lie could not hit much, ex cept in brief streaks, and that his brain work was very slow. John An derson, Cleveland took him over, tied him, and last fall brought him/i bacl Mechanically he Is improved. He is fast and makes the plays to second and third like ligbtning, coines in well on slow bounders and fields the hag well, except for some weaknesses on low throws. lUnjoie will play second and a great deal depends upon whether or not his heart is in the game. Tf he is in (lined to make an effort to hustle he will make the team at least one post tion higher. I have few hopes. IaJoie has grown accustomncd to the careless sysltellm of -ball 'plhying and is indif ferlnt at .heart. It looks to mle as if there is little Ihop Iijoie ever will play good ball fiar c'leveland and that the uonly hope of his ever being great exceplt at bat is tlutt he he traded. There was iluuite a. fight for the shortstop position last fall and It looks as if Cleveland has picked up one of thle best young infielders in the busi ne>s in Chtapman.., who was sent to Toledo under ain optional agreement nlll 'recalled to replace C(aptain Olson trl Peckinpuh I iwho had shlown w eaknesses. I I hii viriiusly, al though probably above his gait, and fil(ded fairly well after a ragged stalt. 1le looks a Homer. 'turner.l in all probahility wlv be at third, a man of brains and. long exper ience, and an earnest worker Who will he of value in steadylind Chapman. Joe Jackson, of course, will play right. Flo is one of the greatest in the business, a llmarvelous hitter, a good fielder and thrower and a fast iman, without great intelligence, al though he hails shown impriivement since entering the Anmerican league 1and seemils able to learn basebiall at least. tlirmninglhain is a good outfield er, and as he bIelieves in a field man ager he prilliably will retain his berth, especiallVy as not one of his men can beat himn at the gamine. He is a heady andi (,lever hall player a1nd a run get ter, in spite of the seeming lowness of itis hitting average. The third iosition, left, is in doubt. Lhebold, who is a fast and promising uiimi, Imaliy get it on speed, but I give Johnny IBeall a chance. Beall is rather a good ball player. He has been u1p a couple of times, once with the W\hite Sax, and hlis failure to make good was due tio being. overlooked in part and ill luck in the other part. 'l'hey tell me he is an improved play el. 'He can hit, and has fair speed. lIelching the catchers we strike an interesting studlly. Cleveland hasn't had a complletent catcher in years, and has three problelms now. Grover Lund has the strength, everything, 'but he failed once just when he was com mencing to improve and promised to libecome a good man. Failure to con dition properly and a fight with, an emnploye put him into the minors. Last season he took the pledge and had a corking year at Toledo, so he may b@ expectcd to comlle again. O'Neill I don't think will do, and while Carish is much touted he needs :a lot more to be a top notcher. In justic$e to him he handled Cleveland's wild and erratic pitcher§ last season better than any one- ever has done and mu .-of tits d'editi sti'og, -hogindof! . tl Wi e s o I. n 4 "eI- P. iUmaely fashion. ' The pitching hi:i, I believe, been, much affected by 'bad 'ateAing. Vean Gregg is," oC course,* the Mtar of the aggregatioi. n e is a gteaf man and with better catdhing id proper ,en cottagpt t t d*4id be a wonder. ~i dhei ;: strong ppssibility, failefp Wie w ,hiiat season after promisinig 1o be great. ~ .I had an Stiner.ah league club with a heady icclb.! ;this would be my first bid. l gndtpg is a winner and. a nice work er who ought to improve. Big Jim Baskette is a puzale.' In fact a lot of the Naps' .showing' depends upon the behavior of some of,the mean Bas kette is young apd .a' fire eater and during the winter took more than a mouthful of fire and got carved up in a knife battle down south. How much this will affect his work is of course hard to tell. Personally I like Kahler. He was unsteady at times last year and de veloped a nice spit ball. He is a glutton for work and while his record does not show it, looks good. Steen was a fair pitcher. It would be a sur prise if Cy P'alkenberg, the tall vet eran, came back and won steadily, and almost too much to 9xpect, but his work in the association last year promises much. .He pitched 'better than he has in four years. Of the new men I get the best re ports from Cullop, who is. considered a wonder--another Nap Rucker, by some of the scouts who looked over the Appalachian league. Hallop, a giant right hander, and Wilson, a southpaw, are from the Appalachian and only experiments. Olson and Peckinpaugh will be the suhinfielders, Olson probably getting plenty of work somewhere. Ityan looks a fair outfielder and Clancy from New Orleans has a chance to stay. The team has chosen an excellent training ground and will try out a whole raft of youngsters, including two or three kid catchers. They do not promise to help the team strength to any extent. RIVERS IS WINNER OVER _EUTON MEXICAN LIGHTWEIGHT KNOCKS OUT "KNOCKOUT" BROWN IN TENTH ROUND. Los Angeles, Feb. 22.-A right swing four times repeated ended the sched uled 20-round bout today between "Knockout" Brown, the New York lightweight, and Joe Rivers of Los Angeles with ,victory for the Mexican before the end of the tenth round. It was the first defeat for the blonde German whose sobriquet had been earned by the manner in which he had won scores of fights, and it was decisive. Five times Rivers sent Brown to the floor with his vicious right swing. In the concluding three times for the count of nine. The fifth time Referee Eyton stopped the fight without counting. It was a sensational finish to a furious encounter in which Mexican and Teuton battled viciously from the opening gong. Brown's awkward style of milling, due to the fact that he fights lefthanded, soon was solved by the Mexican, who blocked cleverly with elbow and open glove. Brown's best blow was a left drive to the body which he used effectively. Brown forced the fighting in nearly every round, but his open style gave the Mexican many opportunities to punish him about the head, Rivers be ing lightning fast with both hands and. at times hitting the German viciously from seemingly impossible angles. Punishment, which would have stopped many, seemed only to act as. a spur to he easterner's .aggressiveness. Brown began leading in hearty every round. Sometimes Rivers would allow the German to do the fighting for the first minute, blocking aiLl covering, only to cut loose with both hands at a savage clip that clearly bewildered the New Yorker. In the clinches Rivers had all the better of the mill ing. Brown Rallies. After taking a hard drubbing for five rounds, Brown came back strong in the eighth. He was now beginning to solve the Mexican's defense against the puzzling right and be jabb'ed through the Mexican's guard repeated ly. A vicious rally in the last 10 sec, onds by Rivers did not overcome Brown's lead in the round. In the ninth both landed hard and frequently Brown work his left to the' stomach and jaw while Rivers retall ated with hard lefts and rights to face and body, making it an even round. Both seemed tired when they came up for the tenth and Brown's per formance in the previous two, rounds made It look like either's fight. Brown sent two hard, lefts to the head and. planted the right in River's stomach. Then the Mexican saw·the opening he wanted. He had repeatedly missed his long right swing Which was in tended to end the fight. This time he aimed with deadly accuracy and Brown was caught on the point of the jaw as he was trying to elude the blow. The glove, With all of Rivers' 133 pounds behind it, sent the New' York lad spinning half way across.the. ring and he #fell heavily in a neutral corner. He was upon one ,knee in a: moment, shaking his head to clear his addled brain while the referee counted nine. Getting to his feet, he was bom barded with a two-handed volley and another right sent him downm again, this time for the count of three. They wrestled into the other neutral corner, where Brown twice took the full count. He was "out on his feet" when the, last savage swing Bout him n Eg on his Paclk, ii the' ante of heing and We flght was 'std 57r Brown, still ga VYl, :his feet a few seconds after his b.aS sitruck the mat, and he left the ring without.as sistanc..