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Sport Snapshots Charlie Herzog frankly says that a great deal of the Reds' prospects for 1915 will depend upon the de velopment of two men-also that these two will have to be developed in hoth branches of the game-offensive and defensive. In other words, the Reds cannut succeed unless they have a first and third baseman, both able to hit heavily as well as defend their po sitions. The team batted very feebly during the season of 1914. Heavy hit ting outfielders, who form the slug ging force of nenrly all clubs, are scarce; few of them seem obtainable, and the Reds don't seem to find any. Most clubs can sacrifice infield bat tling power in. favor of stonewall de fense, because the ou'field wallopers will make' good in such fashion as to even tupt this weakness. Not so with the Reds. The Cincinnati outfield is shy on hitting strength; there seems small chance that there will be much reinforcement, and the infield will simply have to make up the deficit. 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Printers-Lithographers-Publishers * .... , '.1 the first and third batsmen should be hitters as well as reliable fielders which makes Herzog's task at Alex andria doubly wtarisome. The raise in passenger rates means considerable to the baseball leagues. It won't mean so much to the big leagues, although it adds to their financial burdens, but it hits hard the very smallest associations. Possibly the advance in price will be met, in the big leagues, by a more sensible schedule; less hop-scotching all over the map; fewer long 'jumps when teams might just-as well stop off half way and general shortening of travel. The added expense, half a cent a mile, means approximately, regular circuit, training camp and exhibition games, $70 per player on the season. Count ing trainers, officials, etc., that means perhaps $2,700 added costs per season. That item won't break a big club but how can the tiny leagues stand it? Pitchers found one of the smallest men in the American league the hard est to pitch to in 1914. Donie Bush, shortstop of the Detroit Tigers, was the most patient waiter. He coaxed 112 passes out of opposing pitchers. NATIONAL .cE CLOSES ITS LONGS ON QUIETLY SCHEDUL AMER NAMED New York, Dec. 10.-The NqtionkL league of professional baseball cltub, closed its annual meeting here this` afternoon after having been iin ses sion intermittently since Tuesday. Considerable tnme, was devoted to a further discussion of the proposed rule, which would prevent the with drawal of waivers once requested, The weaker clubs of the senior league were eager for its adoption, but the reso lution was tabled for final action at the next meeting in February. Schedule Makers President Barney Dreyfuss of the Brooklyn club and Secretary John A. Heydler of the league were appointed a committee to draft the 1915 playing schedule. It also was decided to con tinue the pension paid to Mrs. H. Pul liam. sister of the former president of the league. No action was taken on the proposal to increase the world's series games from seven to nine or eleven and there was no mention made of Charles W. Murphy and his connection with the Chicago club. Ban Busy' Elsewhere President Ban Johnson did not ap pear at the gathering of the National league magnates and it was under stood that the American league execu tive was devoting his time to an ef fort to complete the sale of the New \ ork Yankees to Col. Jacob Ruppert. It was reported that Johnson would confer with the Washington American league club officials later in the week relative to legal action for the reten tion of the services of Pitcher Walter Johnson, who recently jumped to the Federal league. Attempts to Strengthen While the National league officially closed its session with the afternoon meeting, the managers of the various clubs were still endeavoring to strengthen their teams by sales or purchases late tonight. Several deals appeared to be partly consummated and conferences were being held which involved the playing future of several stars. Charles Dooln of the Philadelphia .club was closeted with John J. McGraw and Pat Moran, man agers, respectively, of the New York Giants and Philadelphia Nationals. It TWO BATTLES WILl BE OFFERED FANS THISNIGHT HIGH SCHOOL AND UNIVERSITY QUINTETS MEET RIVALS IN VARSITY GYMNASIUM The quintet upon whose shoulders rests Montana's rejuvenated hope of g basketball triumph will make its initial appearance this evening in what promises to be a hot little race with the dark horse of the state, I Montana Wesleyan. The Methodists are coming over here with five giants, unless the pictures sent ahead of them lie, and they expect to win, too. With I five real players, coached by a imanl who has come to Montana with a championship record, Wesleyan looksi mighty dangerous. The contest will be staged in the university gymna sium. l Ilut Captain Sam Crawford of the i Ivarsity wil lead rquite an agile ag- 1 gregation into the battle. Undaunt ed by unnumbered years of defeat, the students of the university have turned 1 out full force to the support of the five. Crawford has been given lots i of material and the team chosen from it looks a lot better than any other 1 Montana has had in some time. i The caliber of the team will h i tested tonight anyhow. Montuana's backers will have a chance to judge their quintet's chances to final victory. The appointment of Jerry Nissen as mentor of the team has put new pep per into the squad and new hope into the student-body. Nissen is a big leagne performer and the men will work for him. With Jerry at the helm all hands feel pretty secure. The new coach showed his ability during the football season. He is putting the basketball men through the mill with the same expertness he showed last fall when working on the gridiron. The Wesleyan-Montana game won't be the only attraction of the evening. McGough's high school five, favorite among the contenders for the scho lastic title, will tear into the varsity freshmen. This game ought to be fully as good as the main event. The A. S. U. H. is offering the double bill for, the cost of a single bat tie. The first game will start at 7:30 o'clock. There seems little chance that the reported plan of the American league -to make the world's series consist of 11 games-will go through. Nor is it at all certain that the seven game idea will hold the boards much longer. A nine game series meets the approval of fans and players, and a nine game set is the most likely way out of all "..ear, av -'-e. .i i¸ S JOHN A. HEYDLER He'll Make National League Schedule was generally ,elieved that Dooin would join th'i liants next springi while the Phillies would obtain the services of several Giants in the trade. Herzog Is Retained Charles Herzog finally arranged with Garry .Herrmann to continue in the capacity of m.nnager of the Cin cinnati club for another two years. Icrzog, after several conferences with Herrmann, signed a contract in which the salaiy clause was left blank, leaving if to the judgment of, the chairman of the National commit tee to fill in the~right figures. GOOD U IING LAND FOR-PlIUSIS IS AUSTRALIA "'SNOWY" BAKE'R WRITES THAT LITTLE CONTINENT IS FINE PLACE FOR PADDED-MITT San Francisco, Dec. 10.--There is great joy in boxing circles in Aus tralia. This may be' gleaned from a letter received in this country from "Snowy" Tiaker, the prominent sports promoter, 'down undernea'h." "The boxing boom spread to all parts of the island continent," writes -Mr. Baker, "and although there are not 5,000,000 people in the whole 3,000,000 square miles of country, it has boxing s:adiums ineqlli:ded anywhere." Melbourne nd Brisbane have been provided with boxing 'palaces even more up to dlte than the Sydney building, which 1laker bought when he took charge of Australian boxing. Brisbane is a city of less than 150, 000 persons, but it supports the box ing game in a way that would do cred it to a polpulation of half a million. As a result, it is producing someo fine boxers o, its own, and is already yearn Sing to discover a world's champion of its own. O(n the subject of boxers, this Is what Mr. ialker has to say: "For yea rs 0ast we have been with 0out any champions in the heavy and middle tdivisions who were able to hold i their own with the topnotchers imi ported from abroad. Now we have Schanged all that. A few months ago the people of Maitland and Newcastle, two big coal mining districts, got vast ly excited over the prowess of a young man named Los Darcy. '.He was a blacksmith's pl.rentice in East Mait land, 174 pounds in' weight, 17 years old, and possessed of wonderful nat ural fighting nbiOity; , "The local l entdlý saw, him fight half a do;4pibo'yo 7 s 7 gfgat import ance, and the easy, In which he finished . dni all of|nvinced the miners ithi d *( i s world beater. They urgeid ie to V'e - aarcey a match at the big stadium in Sydney. They wanted hift put up against Eddie Mc Goorty, but as second choice they se lected Jeff Smith r. Jimmy'Clabby. "I did not want to see Darcy put out of sight in his first big fight, so matched him with Fritz Holland. The pair fought before the largest house seen in Australia, since Jack John beat Burns. In the :and the referee gave the decision to Holland. Fritz had i fought a clean fight and outhoxed the young blacksmith. The crowd was greatly dlfapIpointed `ad cl mored for a return contest." :. : '- ,.,,.: , , OHNNY EVERS IS ILLI IN NEW YORK RISIS IN CONDITION OF BASE. a. BALL PLAYER IS EXPECTED 11 TO COME TODAY is i tl New York, Dec. 10.-The crisis is cpected tomorrow in the illness of aptain John Evers of the world's lampion -Boston club. It was stated mnieht at the hotel, where the famous Mcond baseman is ill, that he was2 It Ii JOHNNY EVERS suffering from pneumonia. Mrs. Evers arrived tonight from their home in Troy, N. Y. Mr. Evers' illness began with a cold which he caught early in the week at the National league's an nual meeting. COLLINS WALKS OFTEN Eddie Collina, beside being one of the leading batsmen, also waited 'em out. He drew 97 passes. Eddie Murphy, lead-off mafn of the Ath letics, recived transportation 87 times. Mloeller of the Washington team was rewarded on 71 occasions and ' Sam Crawford managed to get on through the pitchers' generosity 69 times. Tris Speaker walked 77 times. McInnis and Oldring of the Ath letics were impatient. Mac drew only 19 walks and Rube 18. Graney and Leitbold did most of the leading off for the Naps. The form er drew 67 passes and the latter 54. i i A , i rýý T ,ý, A IF a. " r* ilk'. Tj!, Mme! r ` N'$~·~rl.it:C-·iC: ··~i;.f·~(:3 Many ate amused to see that among& those engaged in the great conflictL abroad few are professional, fighters, . It might be. thought that. pugilists who devote their lives to ihe rtud'y of fight ing would welcome. the chance to fight a bit for their country.. Such, however, does not seem to be the case. Professional prize fighters will tell aniyone willing to listen. that fighting is their chief enjoy;ment: They would rather fight than shoot :pool. Their notion of a good time, they tell you, is engaging another in a brawl and endeavoring to make him regret it. Wreaking their wrath .upon most anything at hand is.theim only means of happiness. However that all may be, it still appears that quite a few fighters have neglected a great chance in the present European 'situation. There is said to be a number of fighters -in the French army, but few of theim SONTAGY WINS A -MAT AGAINST ALHO IN KELLOGG Wallacp, Dec. 10.-(Specir'g.)-Tom Sontag tonight won his match at Kel logg, Idaho, with Ed Alho of Kellogg in two out of three falls. Alho took the first fall in one hour and 20 min utes. Sontag took the second in 32 minutes and the third in three minutes. KNOW THE SIGN JUDGE A uTILE . P MY REAL; C--_ T I A)co 0 CHEW (I THE PREE MASON .S'NALS THE 0D0 JUDE " THE users of "Right-Cut'" the.: 'i.f. Tobacco Chew would buy' it: if. It cost twice the money, and it W66ti~ d less to chew it even then., "Right-Cut" is real tobacBco~';-r m l sappy, age-ripened feaf, seal.o~·ir-.~ sweetened just enough.: You get the re·iJ toba~c taste -that. men f4 po satisfying. Get- a pouch o. lteke +i %tiryev .1 .4...ii i.olti ' I old ume. Itw i Tbe thaii'.b.l... , i meetobacco tasy gor, bow it a One small Toew toakes Ithi e of twM It to a nad as W mi res tit. ailqmr i aeh chews of the old kind. SWEYM ANBRUTOtCOMI PANY, BUY FROM DEALER_ ..: 9 .. -0 , 1bCc. n~·~Ji~i-ii~~~~i. . 'ICLi asi,'la .fro piarpeotr . ,. jji -.impres.ive. lit:, f biºttlep. It an rYoft Lthe' ethewar. bad reputatqia us otie; knaow t"i` ' ke th',hey : +Itret thent. =^ ;Freddy. Wetsh,.: the " Enli ll. light eeight chamnp, was seen to.y ý y i t to UL. ..' at- about. t1' vn tiime that Wa1- w&s ;declared. Welsh. is thotiht to have dlUl a~r greater prudence, than valor tb a new title. pi.tYing fat diyiW t would be folly of Freddy to..O,++x chances with the .erman Sll . There are Imore .Uian a i6f Lti. s among otr well htt-e*u fr * tt' might -rlly to the- colore 4If y fhb a strosgl Mtachi a t.: ' th 4 & that. saw the.r: jbJrths.. 'An: e tion o'ith; liedigrees of tin in 4twi can pius would Ahow them I` nativeis' iof other iatton.; 1 forced to conclude, th1t .iLgh fa ,1kie fighting. .but ,not, so .al .there- are no fat purees in it br well crowded houses.. : " ' New IYork; .Dee. 1O.- Sam MiVey, the. negro he4'iyweight,: 4o 'ihasr' been. matched to fight JAdC Jotinf6f%`I6r the world's championship inu @' M(ua ico. next .:year, defteed Bat$.ti.' ~1pm Johnson P hilpa eI flj t1 ii9Rl bouth' liere tonightj .M6VeV.t..Oi otpited1 : an. o t g, -, .he oppo ....? i. welghts'. were,'. :McV.ey... 2I" ,`pounfilI. Johnson ,22214 pounds..