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THE SUN, ' SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1918.
Edward Hanlan, Greatest of Old Time Scullers, Gained Worldwide Fame Through Marvellous Feats Over Many Courses
OLD TIME SCULLERS
MASTERS OF SPEED
PHILLIES GIVEN A !(
1 TRUCK HANNAH WAS
"i NOT NAMED IN VAIN
SEVEN OARSMEN WHO MADE ROWING HISTORY
YANKEES' NEW CATCHER
Iranian, Courtney, Trlckett,
Scharff, Plalstcd and Ross
Heroes' of Past.
WARD FIRST CHAMPION
Josh, of Famous Family of
Oarsmen, First to Win
r CHARLES P. MAT HI SOX.
The professional single scull cham
pion who flourished a quarter of a cen
tury ago, and whoso Oats of water
manship were of International Interest,
has disappeared from the waters of the
earth. Aquatic heroes lllto Itanlan,
Courtney, IJeach, Trlckett and others,
whoa flashing oarsj swished the waters
of the Taramatta River. In Australia,
tha Thames In England and a doien
rowing courses In Canada and the United
States, are but a memory, and their
places remain vacant.
In their day of triumph a sculling
contest among- any of these noted oars
men attracted worldwide .-mention, and
very stroke was flashed tu tho utter
most limits of civilisation.
These masters of speed on the Water
struggled In five mite battles and were
fresher at the close than many of our
modern scullers at one-fifth of tho dis
tance. A race between the champion and
challenger In the SOs for the American
or world's title took precedence for the
time being of all other events In the
sporting world and tho betting was
Iranian Beaten by Gaodaar.
rosslbly the betting feature was re
sponsible for the decadence of the cham
pionship, but In any event there has not
been a race for the professional single
- cutl championship of America since
193, when Jake Oaudaur defeated Ed
ward Hanlan In t three mile race at
Austin, Tex. Tloth Hanlan and Oau
daur have passed to the Great Beyond
and with their going the American type
of professional sculler disappeared.
In Australia and England the profes
sional sculler continued to row for the
International title until the outbreak of
the war, when the event was abandoned.
The present International champion Is
Ernest Barry, recently wounded In
action "over there." The last race In
which he participated was on September
7. 1914, when he defeated James Pad
den on the Thames. England, In a 4U
In any review of tho sculling cham
pions of long ago the small but compact
figure, well shaped head, crowned with
dark, curly hair, and bright. Intelligent
features of Edward Hanlan of Toronto,
Ont., stand out In bold relief.
Hanlan Oatclaased Field.
Hanlan was below medium height,
aUndlng but 6 feet 7 Inches, and his
weight waa about 1(3 pounds, physi
cally Hanlan waa a finely proportioned
man and while not showing knotted
muscles was supple and vigorous.
Mentally he waa the superior of nearly
all his rivals and seldom failed to out
general his opponent. Not until he de
teriorated physically waa he defeated de
cisively, and the skilful Canadian won
laurels for America In contests with the
beat oarsmen of England and Aus
tralia. His style In action was tho perfection
of watermanship, and he changed his
tactics according- to the attitude of his
opponent. While his customary stroke
was not marked by great rapidity he
usually started a race by getting a ter
rific pace and getting the lead. Then
ha would settle down to a steady clean
cleavage of the water and maintain his
William Beach, a six footer Aus
tralian, scaling more thsn 200 pounds,
waa the man who flrst gave tho
Torontoan a setback. He won from
Hanlan on tho Paramatta River. New
South Wales, In' 1SS7. and repeated tho
dose In 1888. Beach was a giant whose
powerful stroke fairly lifted his shell
out of the water.
Hanlan claimed hie condition was not
what It should have been, as the'rll
mate did not agree with him. However,
the fact that he never thereafter re
gained the. form he showed when at tha
height of his career would seem to Indi
cate that the. great Canadian had lost a
large measure of the elasticity and
stamina that had- placed him at the top
of the class.
The most spectacular race In which
Hanlan was a contestant In America
was with Charles E. Courtney, the Union
Springs, X. V., sculler, which took place
at Lachlno. Canada, on the Lake St.
Louis course on October 3, 187S. Han
lan was tho American champion at the
time, having beaten Wallace Ross for
the championship of Canada and de
feated Fred Plalsted for the American
title. Courtney was the challenger and
wan well thought of by the experts.
The race was five miles with a turn,
for a purse of $(.000 and a side bet of
12,000. Although Courtney waa prob
ably the fastest sculler -In the country
ever a given distance, yet Hanlan ou'.
generalled the Union Springs man It
was a bitterly fought race, the Cana
dian winning by one and a quarter
A large amount of money was
wagered by the partisans of the '.wj
scullers, and the finish was compara
tively close. Courtney's supporters ar
ranged for another match. This was set
for Chautauqua Lake, New York, on
October 1(, 1879, under the same con
ditions aa prevailed at Lechlne. The
race never took place, for on the night
of October It all of Courtney's shells
were sawed and he could not row In a
strange boat In order to give him an
official victory Hanlan rowed alone
over the course.
It owed Kings Around Trlckett.
-lnis incident gave rise to acanaanus
reports, which did rot subside until -hn
men met on May 16, 1880, on the Foto
mao at Washington In a five mile r ve.
Aa Hanlan won handily, this contitt
removed all doubt as to his superiority
over the Union Springs sculler.
Hanlan made one trip to England ind
one to Australia. The Canadian went ti
England on hln first incursion in 1879,
and as Ed Trlckett, champion of Aus
tralia, was there at the time, a ma.ch
The match was decided on November
IS, 1880, with utakes of 400 and tha
portmon challenge cup also at Issue.
Hanlan won with the greatest ease.
During the next two years Trlckett
engaged In . several 'events, notably a
race with Wallace Iloss, who, on the
race being rerowed In consequence of a
foul, won. In 1888 Trlckett challenged
for the championship for the last time,
and met Hanlan on May 1 over the
Thames championship course, with
stakei of fSOO'n side.
Hanlan won by nearly a minute and
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a half, and after passing the turning
stake he turned round, sculled hack to
meet Trlckett, and, turning again when
almost level with him, wulled away from
him once moro and passed tho finish line
a second time with a lead of two und a
half lengths. Thl was Trlckett's last
appearance in a m:H class match.
It was In 1S87 that Itanlan went to
Australia, and his first raco was with
the herculean lteach, who beat tho Cana
dian. In the following year Hanlan was
beaten by P. Kemp twlc and once ncain
by IJeach, after which 'tho Toronto
sculler returned to America. lie died a
few years ago.
Charles E. Courtney of Union Springs,
X. Y., started life ns a carpenter and
built the boat In which ho won his
first race. It waa not to bo compared
to the paper shells that later were used
by oarsmen, but It served to launch
Courtney on an aquatic career.
Courtney first came Into notice as a
sculler In 1S77, when he defeated Kred
Plalsted and James Illloy In a three mile
race on .Saratoga Lake. It was In the
following year that Courtney challenged
Hanlan and the pair met nt Lachlne.
Courtney remained in retirement for
some time, but finally emerged In 1887
and defeated George Ilubear, an English
sculler who had come to this country.
Although never the champion sculler.
Courtney has qualified as a champion
coach, the performances of the famous
Cornell crews attesting the ability of
the Uiilon Springs man,
First Race In America.
According tu the records, the flrst
single scull professional race In this
country was rowed at Rtaten Island,
September E, 1850. Andy Fay beat
Tom Daw for f S00 at live miles. The
flrst professional championship race
was rowed over the same course Octo
ber 11 for a sweepstako of $500 each
and the championship belt of America.
Josh Ward beat Fay, Daw and Han
cow, The distance was five miles and
the time 85 minutes 10 seconds. Josh
Ward, the first charmiion, and his
brothers, Ellis, Oil and Henry, were the
champion four-oar crew for many years.
November B, Ward won a ten-mile race
from William Burger for )500 a side
at Newburgh, N. Y.
Ward held the championship until
August 13, 1862, when James Hamll
won the three and five-mile champion
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ship races, 11,000 each, at Philadel
phia, doing the Ave miles In 37 min
utes 39 seconds. Ward came back and
beat Hamll at Poughkeepste July 23,
U03, over five mllea In 42 minutes 29
seconds, for 12,000. They met again
September 28 and Hamil beat Ward
at fire miles In 37 minutes 38 seconds.
Hamll had no trouble In winning the
championship In U64, beating Ward at
Brown the Winner.
Hamll lost the championship In 1867
to Walt Brown, a young sculler from
New York, In a slow five-mile race for
$1,000, the time being 46Vi minutes.
Urown lost to Hamll September of that
year. Hamil won the championship in
1868 from H. Coulter, at five miles. In
37 minutes 26 seconds, the wager being
$2,000. September 26 Walt Brown beat
Coulter, The Ward brothers challenged
any four-oar crew In Great Britain to
row for $10,000 at any distance.
The next championship races took
place July 8, 1874, at Springfield, Mass.,
when George Brown of Halifax beat
William Scharff over five miles with
turn, for $4,000 In gold. Brown clinched
his title to the championship of America
by beating Elan Morris for $4,000 In
gold over five miles, In 37 minutes, at
SL John, N. B.
Morris was champion In 1871, and
September 11, over a five-mile course
with turn and for $3,000, he beat Henry
Coulter, and won the race rowed Octo
ber 16 by two lengths In 36 minutes
20 seconds. ,
Josh Ward's brother, Ellis Ward,
former roach of the University of Penn
sylvania crew, was another famous oars
man In those days,
Hanlan won his flrst sculling race
flepttmber 6, 1876, when he captured the
three mile single scull championship at
the Centennial International Regatta at
Philadelphia. October 31 Morris lost
the Ave mile championship to Bill
Scharff by one length. Wallace Ross,
who waa starting his career, beat Ales
Brayley In four mllea for $400, Octo
Morris came back and won the cham
pionship from Scharff In 1877. Wallace
Ross won i m mile race from Fred
Plalsted for $1,000, in 17 minutes 1 3.5
seconds. Ned Hanlan won the three
mile race In 21 minutes 41 8-5 seconds at
Silver Lake, Mass. August 28 at Bara-
toga Ulke. fli.irlev Puurtnev beat James
I Itlley and Plalsted ut three miles. In 20
minutes 47.1-5 K.-nnd.
I Ned Hanlan beat Wallace Iloss Octo
ber l." for tin- championship of I'unaila
land $2,00u. the distance lif-tntc fixe mile
'with tmii, at Toronto, Canada, tleorge
Hornier !eat H.in Dnscoll at three miles
In 21 minute. :i0 i-ccorils. M. Davis
beat .1. A. Ten Kyok three miles In 22
mlmite.s 'JO sei'onds. Pat Luther
challenged Morris for the file mile chain- j
pionsn;p ami Ji.nuu, and Morru sun
easily in 37 minutes.
Ned ll.inlan became rhaniplon of
.America In U's. At Toronto, Canada,
May 15. he won $2,000 by beating Fred
Plalsted in n two mile fctralghtaway.
He became champion of America on
I June 20, when he won a five mile race
with turn from Ulan Morris for $2,000
by one and a half lengths In 37 minutes.
Hanlan won a four mllo race from
Plalsted. Kennedy, Itlley and Ten Eyclc.
July 1. Ilanlni beat Wallace Itoss, July
1, for $2,000 over five miles at St. John's.
Edward Trlckett. the first sculler from
outside of Unpland to win the profes
sional championship of the tight little
me, some time ago was killed acci
dentally by the fail of earth Into a well
which he was dlcslnn at I'ratla, Aus
, tralla. Trlckett will be remembered by
I the older generation of Amcrlain row
. Ing followers. Trlckett raced here
against, Ed HarUan, Charley Courtney,
I the Cornell coach, and old Jim Ten
i Eck, the Syracuse, coach.
Nearly a quarter of a century ago
professional oarsmen from oil parts of
i the world were entered in one of the
' largest regattas of that time at Toronto.
'Ten Eyek competed against Trlckett,
who flnli-hed ahead of the Syracuse men
! tor. Courtney also was one of the con
, testants. The regatta was won by Han
lan. Durlnir the same year another reraiia
was held at Ottawa, In which Ten Eyck
and Trlckett loth competed, for honors
with other prominent oarsmen. Ten
Eyck finished third. Trlckett failed to
land a position among the first three.
Jake Gaudaur. a Canadian oarsman,
won this event.
Came to England In 1870.
Trickett was a powerful man, stand
ing more than 6 feet 4 inches. He
weighed In the neighborhood of 200
According to London field Trlckett
was not the flrst Australian to come to
England with a view to securing the
professional championship of the world,
that distinction being claimed by It. A.
,W. Green, who was easily beaten by
Robert Chambers of Newcastle In a
match over the Putney to Mortlake
course In 1863. It was thirteen y.ars
later (1876) that Trlckett, then 25 years
of age, came to England and succeeded
whero his predecessor had failed.
Before coming to England Trlckett
had beaten SI. nush for the champion
ship of Australia In a match on the
Parramatta at Sydney. The holder of
the championship when Trlckett rha.
lenged was J. II, Sadler, a pupil of
Harry Kellcy. who succeeded Renforth,
the Tyno sculler. The latter died under
traglo circumstances during a four oar
match between English and Canadian
crews of professionals In Canada.
Trlckett In Front.
With Kelley retired, Sadler was pre
sumed to be the best, sculler in England
after Renforth's death: but he did not
get a match for the championship jntP
1174, when he defeated a moderate Type
sculler named Bagnall very easily over
the championship course, this being the
flrst race for the championship In which
sliding seats were used. The next year
another Tyno sculler. It. W. Boyd, chat,
lenged for the title, but was easily
beaten by Sadler. When Trlckett ar
rived In 1876 Sadler was long past his
The match was rowed over the Put
ney to Mortlake course on June 27, 1876,
with stakes of 200 a side. Trlckett was
the heavier ' man and twelve years
younger than his rival, and he won with
great ease. He was trained by Harry
Kelley, and showed himself proficient In
the comparatively new art of using the
slide. In 1877 Rush challenged for the
championship, hut he was beaten by
Trlckett on tho Parramatta on June 30.
Baker and Mornn Revolution
ize Custom by Dismantling
HARD HIT FOR PITCHERS
That the Phillies will undergo a rev
olutionary shakeup before the opening
of next season Is further revealed by the
announcement from Philadelphia that
contracts for 1 91 S were not sent to
Pitcher Jim !a vender, Substitute In
fielder Dugey and Outfielders FranU
Schulle. Claude Cooper or Bud Welser.
Already Alexander, Klllefer nt d Pas
kert Imve been traded to the Cubs, and
Pitcher Erpa rtlxey has been commis
sioned n Lieutenant In the Gas and
Flame Brigade. On top of that It is an
nounced In Philadelphia that If the
young outfielders M the Phl)lle& come
through Whltted will succeed Luderus
at first base, while the veteran slus.ir
Cactus Cravath will be carried enly for
pinch hitting ami utility purposes.
Johnny Evers was noilflril at the eid
of the season that his contract would
not lie renewed. Before the end of Isst
season the veteran third baseman Bobble
Byrne was given his walking papers.
When It irrecalled that Philadelphia
won the National League pennant In
1915 and finished second In 1916 and
lf17 the Philadelphia shakeup Is all the
more remarakable, A big winter shake
up in chronic second division teams Is
by no mesns uncommon, but for a tesm
which has not finished lower than second
In three seasons the Philadelphia up-,
he-ival only has one parallel the dis
mantling of the Athletics after their de
feat in the 1914 world's series.
Cases Ar Different.
The esses of the Athletics end riill
lie, however, are different Mack dis
posed of his stars while they still were
at the top of their game. Outside of the
llsnosal of Alexander and Klllefer for
msIi the Phillies merely forestalled old
Father Time by getting rid nt their
veterans. Paskert, while still a good
ball player, Is 3 years old. while
Schulte, lavender. Ever and Dugey are
considerably above the draft age. For
hit matter. Klllefer will be 32 years old
.next Hoaosi and Alexander 31. As to
Cr.ivatli and Luderus. the former slug
gers of the team slated for bench ser
vice. Cactus -will lie 36 on his next blrth
lay and Frd 32.
Obviously a team with so many vet
erans could not have finished second
much longer, and Jlakrr and Moran de
cided to reconstruct their team while It
.in still a factor Instead of waitliiK for
It to collapse Out-lde of the disp:sa',
of Alexander and Kllllfer. the Philadel
phia officials must be commended for
It is a strange coincidence that both
Johnny Evers and Frank Schulte, the
last of the famous old Cubs, should
Imth end their careors with the same
cTub. Neither the old Trojan Crab nor
WIHHre It particularly old for a ball
pliier Event is $4 and Schulte 35.
Hut both have t.ten i lot of big league
baseball In their time.
Kvere la Fire World's Series.
Evers Joined the Cubs In 1902 and
Schulte became a member of that famous
team two years later. Evers was a
member of five' world's series contenders
and played on three of the five National
tcague teams wnicn nave vanquished
epppnents from the American League.
Schulte nlaved throush fmi- vnriit'a
OACar Tlurev has n (In. i'Afl.1'.
banking record for a mediocre plaer. j
malt ,.vv, l)Ul
managed to stick a round the -big league
four seasons, In two of which he drew
world's seriea checks. Diu.v trao milt, :
a miner leaguo leteran before he went
to t.ie u raves in 1914. He acted as
substitute for Evers that season and
shared In thi vlctcrs' divvy of the
world's series that fall. In the follow
ing winter Whltted and Dugey were
traded to Philadelphia for Sherwood
Magce, and Dugey drew a slice out of
another world's crlcs that fall.
Jimmy Lavender never was a great
pitcher, though always effective against
New York. II,i nltchert -,.m
able ball against the Giants during his
""b'io career, u was lavender
who stopped Marquard'.i winning streak
In !912 after ;t'ih hA rr-....v, t
off nineteen straight victories. In 1916
i.avenner pucnml Uie flrst no hit game
recorded against the Giants In more than
a decade, .ind In li h k....
repeated the feat but for a sickly Infield
scratch hit by Kaufr But for this hit.
sn oratnary tnneld tap which took a bad
hop, Lavender would have pitched a no
hit no run no man reach flrst base game.
Hard Task for Meran.
Pat Moran has displayed rare mana
gerial Wisdom In Phltaalnhl. k-
success with his old veterans and cast-
one irom otner teams has been phe
nomenal. However, If next eeason he
would live up to the three years reputa
tlon he acquired In Philadelphia he has
a task In front of him which might have
With Alexander, Rlxey and Lavender
removed from his pitching staff, his
pitchers on paper look little better than
the staff Connie Mack employed at Shi be
i'ark during the last three years. He
holds over Bender, Oeschger and Mayer
from last year's staff, lias acquired
I'rendergaat from the Cubs and must
Ut out the rest of his staff from odds
snd ends ricked up from the minor
The most promising of these minor
league pitchers, Wilbur Davis, tried out
by Mack a few years ago. Is In the Na
tional Army. Then Moran will sea what
he can do with J. Rankin Johnson, a
pitcher tip with the Red Sox In 1913,
who acquired fame by pitching great
ball against Walter Johnson, but he was
unsuccessful against other teams. He
lumped to the Federal League, and dur
ing the last few seasons he has pitched
In the Texas Leag .
Mar Bar Players.
President Baker of the Phillies has
promised Moran and the Philadelphia
fans that the $50,000 received for Alex
ander and Klllefer will be put Into new
talent, though to date the Phillies have
made no rash expenditures.
The experiment of the Phillies as
suredly will be one of the most Interest
ing features of the coming season.
Baker says he Is just as confident his
tei.m will finish In the first division as
ho Is that Pat Moran la a great man
ager. He still clings to the statement
that one season will prove that the club
did right In disposing of Alexander and
Klllefer. Whether the club did right or
not will largely depend on Moran's abil
ity to develop some of his minor league
pitchers Into winners.
FAMOUS ATHLETE ENLISTS.
Chicago, III., Feb. 2. Colin Wacken
sle, star football, baseball and basketball
player and wrestler of the University of
Cincinnati, later of the Y. M. C. A. of
Gary, Ind,, member of the fighting Mac.
kenile family, enlisted yesterday to go
to the British army In the Royal Engineers.
Pare haters' from Salt Luke
Col Smith Again Shows
How Athletics Aid Militia
Col. Clarence W. Smith of the Thlr
teenth Coast Artillery Corps again has
made good. The "Father of Athletics"
In the Thirteenth Regiment has brought
the depot unit of the Brooklyn artillery
men up to a splendid state of efficiency.
Just as fifteen years ago he helped to
"bring back" the old Thirteenth follow
ing the demoralisation of the outfit j
through the dlsentegrating of the com
mand In '98 and the scattering of Its
companies among various) other regi
ments. In both Instance the fostering
of athletics greatly enabled Col. Smith
to accomplish his object.
At the time of the Spanish American
war. It will be remembered, the Govern
ment treated the Thirteenth to a sur
prising house cleaning. In Its Infinite
wisdom Washington decided that most
of the officers In the regiment were not
fit for active sen-ice and proceeded to
give them the hook and supplant them
with regular army men.
Loyal to their officer, the men of th
Thirteenth protested strenuously against
the move. They had served under their
officers in peace and had faith and con
fidence In their ability to lead them In
war. As an upshot of the wholesale
dissatisfaction over the matter the Gov
ernment dissolved the Thirteenth, keep
InaT one battalion at home and widely
separating the other units among differ
A' DIMcnlt Task.
At the reorganization of the militia
hero following tho war the late Major
Gen. David E. Austen, then Colonel of
the Thirteenth, was confronted with the
difficult task of putting the virtually de
moralised command back on Its feet.
With Its morale Impaired, Its esprit de
corps rendered nil and It reputation
greatly Injured through the public's mis-'
Interpretation of the trouble that arose
in 1898, it was a man alsed task CoL
Austen was called upon to handle.
Tet In a few years time the reor
gantied Thirteenth was developed Into
the largest National Guard regiment In
the United States and in military ef
ficiency and discipline ranked second to
The wonderful rehabilitation of the
Thirteenth following the demoralization
of the outflt'ln 1898 greatly was due to
the present Col. Clarence W. Smith, then
Captain of Battery V.. now known aa
the Fifth Company. Capt. Smith "made"
Battery B and Battery E "made" the
Athletics was the main tool used by
Capt Smith in the moulding of Battery
E. Recognizing what a powerful atd
athletics would bo In encouraging an
esplrlt de corps In his company and
knowing that a proper elan Is tho foun
dation of all military success, Capt.
Smith strove strenuously to foster and
encourage manly sports In his company.
Scores of Champions,
Capt. Smith's untiring efforts were re
warded with remarkable success. In
duced to take up athletics by Capt. Smith
such stars as Harry Hlllman. Billy Mc-
Cormlck. Billy Beecher, Jimmy Farrelt.
Cecil Barclay, Frank Huasey, Charlie
Gaetjens. "Monk" Myers, "Swede" En
gelke, "Dutch" Schumacher and "Sandy"
McLeod were developed. Battery E swept
the board In regimental competitions and
started to clean up In open military
events. Its water polo team played the
national champion Knickerbocker sextet
a 1 to 0 game.
The success of theiBattery B athletes
Induced other cracks to Join the com
pany, and such stars aa Lawson Robert
son, George Hall, Harvey Cohn, Oscar
Goerke, Jim Teevan came Into the fold,
later to be Joined by Billy Kramer, Jack
McMaaters. Jim Rosenberger and others.
Brooklyn young men fell all over them
Wee to become members of the "Fa
mous Battery E."
The company had a watting list. Un
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able to get in Battery K many iraek
athletes enlisted In other companies of
he regiment. Among them were Joe Fog
ler, Louis Roetger. Ralph De Palma, Os
car Groene, Owen Devlne. Frank Wer
ner. The Thirteenth track team cap
tured three military championships. Its
Individual athletes won military, metro
politan, Canadian, national and Olympic
Tho athletic successes of the Thir
teenth athletes advertised the regiment
and attracted scores of young men to en
list. It directly was due to athletics
that the regiment waa recruited up to
the largest National Guard command
In the United States. It was Capt. Smith
who Introduced athletics In the Thir
teenth snd directly was responsible for
the remarkable results.
Jast as Good Soldiers,
Capt. Smith's proudest boast waa that
the members of his company were Just
as good soldiers aa they were athleten
He never allowed athlrjrs to interfere
with military duties. No athlete could
hope to be excused from drills through
any athletic reason "r engagement.
Every man had to do his full duty, and
they were glad to do It. The world's
champion athlete- received the same
treatment aa the private with little ath
letic prowess, although it must be said
there were few men in Battery E who
did not possess athletic ability well
above the average.
Athletics helped to give Battery E
the elan and esprit de corps that eter
nally had Its members striving to up
hold the honor of the battery In every
department In discipline, attendance,
marksmanship and other departments
the Battery K boys made a wonderful
record. A gun crew from Battery E
at Fort Terry, lium Island, In 1905
made a record with the 13 Inch disap
pearing rltic that Mood as a world's
record until broken by a battleship crew
two years ago. Every member of that
record holding Battery B gun crew was
a world famous athlete.
Considering the success of Battery U,
It was no wonder that Col. Smith re
marked the other night: "Athletics and
soldiering go hand in hand. Tho good
athlete Invariably makes the good Mi
dler. Each carries the same qualities.
Individually a soldier is benefited phys
ically, mentally and morally through
athletics. Athletics breed self-confidence,
self-reliance and courage From
a company or regimental twwpolnt
there Is nothing like athleflse) to Incul
cate the spirit and loyalty that Is the
foundation of discipline and efficiency
In any organization."
Col. Smith on the Job.
When Col. Sydney Grant and the
Thirteenth Regiment wero sworn Into
Federal service last year and the regi
ment left to man the coast defences, pro
tecting the greater city, Col. Smith was
put In command of the depot unit and
ordered to recruit the command up to
Its full strength as soon as possible.
What success he has achieved was
demonstrated In the Thirteenth Regi
ment Armory lost Wednesday evening
when the new Thirteenth, seven hun
dred strong, passed In review before
Major-Gen, James Robb, commanding
the Second Brigade. Col. Smith showed
that out of almost nothing he has
welded together a numerically strong,
splendidly drilled and disciplined organi
sation, which Is ready and alert for
any emergency that may confront It
The Thirteenth went through the vari
ous formations of the review and eve
ning parade with a smoothness, unity
and precision that thrilled the seven
thousand spectators and drew enthusias
tic commetTdatlon from Gen. Robb nnd
members of his staff. Col. Clarence W.
Smith bad made good once again.
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Yankee Catching1 Recruit Docs
Not Know the Meanln-r of
ALSO CAN HIT THK BALL
Specialty of, team representing Salt
lke City Is supplying Iron men to
ajor leaguo clubs. The Bees stnt
Claude Preston Williams to tho Whits
Sox In 1016 and Paul Flttery to the
Phllllei In 1917, these two IndlMiuals
having done more mound work thoso
years than any of their curvlna- cr,.
temporaries In the Pacific Coast League
Ist season the Utah team possesse,!
In J. H. (Truck) Hannah the harden
worked backstop In captivity, Hannah,
who Is a Yank acquisition, being behlni
the bat In 185 games. The greatest
number of contests ever caught In by a
cosst catcher was 180. Tomr, Leah)
who did a little catching for the AtU
letlcs during the first year they were i-,
the American League and who later
played with the Cardinal, had thla
record In 1901.
It was due to a mental blunder W
Branch Rickey, supposedly one of t'o
smartest men In baseball, that opp,i
tunlty was furnished to Capt Huston ai.'l
Col. Ruppert to make Hannah a Yank
chattel. Rickey, before ho Jumped
Philip Do Catesby Ball, had an agie..
ment with the Salt Lake club whereby
the Browns were to have the first choke
of tho Salt Lake players. Fielder Jonci
picKea Hannah under the agreement,
but when said agreement was Inspectd
it was found that no price had bee:i
mentioned and Salt Lake could af,j
whatever It wished for the player.
Pala f 4,000 for Hannah.
The prlci put on Hannah f. o. b. Salt
Lake City was $4,000, and tha at Luls
club thought that too much. Tho
Yankees didn't and thue got a man uhu
Is likely to do the bulk of their catching
during tho approaching campaign.
Hani work and "Truck" Hannah ha
been close companions ever since he
started playing ball with Butte In 1311.
That year tho Montana team engaged l.i
133 arguments, Hannah catching all hut
four of them.
In 1911 and part of 1913 llanna'i
was down In Chattanooga, catching
88 games. He finished the season
191S at Spokane, where he was hehlni
the bat In 90 combats.
In 1914 Hannah caught 117 game
for Sacramento, and In three years lia
apent at Salt Lake City he donned
mask, shin guards and protector in 4i',.
When the Bees started their cam
paign last year Hannah was really their
only wlndpaddlst, thougli a sout'i
named Cress waa carried for bull pen
purposes. Along In July It dawned mi
the Salt Lake City manager that it
would bo a, good move to get another
catcher but when this move nai j
compllshed the ambitious Truck refuse!
to allow his assistant to get into actio:,
not doing so until July 22, when lie
had caught 102 straight games.
While Hannah was working fo stren
uously he waa lighting on the sphe
with great vehemence, compiling an
average that was above the .301 mar'.
He finished the campaign with a credit
Hannah waa a great favorite opt m
the Slope and In Salt Lake they
had two special days for him, on pr
of which he kindly obliged with a Uo.m
run. with the bases full, oft Kennn'i
Penncr of Portland, who has been f.
called by the Indians.
Is a Fine Thrower.
-..c new Yank seems to be a rrci'v
good thrower, as he accumulated 251
assists, having eight In one gnma
against Vernon on October 23. Th
bases that were stolen on him num
Hannah during his slay In the mine i
has hsndled the deliveries of many
major league stars. Down In ("hatta
nooga he was a battery partner of Ji
Boehllng, Harry Coveleskle and Tu
lelgh Grimes. In Spokane he heiti.
acquainted with Stanley ("oveleiH.-,
Shuffling Phil Douglas and Swede
berg, who Imagined he war a fu'"
Mathewson when he started to pi"'
In Salt Lake Hanna caught cimw
Preston William, now of the rhn.
Sox : Paul Flttery of the ITilllle ,ir
I Wnlter (Dutch) Ruether, recently r-
icaseu ny me Keds.
The Yankees -have had only on cei
tury catcher Ed Sweeney. Russ I'ord t
battery partner caught 110 games
1912, and followed this up by cvUchir
in 113 games in 1913.
Others Who Caught 10O (isniea.
If Ray Schalk of tho White 5ox u
nres In 100 contests this year h wi
tio Georgo Gibson's record of being .
century performer behind the bat for s
seasons, and he already has equalled
"Chief Meyera'a exploit of ratehlrs
moro than 100 games live eart In a
row. Schalk was constantly In t
thrro figure class from 1913 to 191 .
Meyers was In this section from l?'l
Johnny Kline and Georgo t:'hin ei
caught more than 100 games Uurlnr f""
successive years:, whllo Billy Sin " i' .
Sam Agnew, Steve O'Neill, Jn n
Archer and Hank Gowdy each was i
century performer in three coins cjtn )
.wvn who cuugni more man ic" t.wi"
two years In succession were "O.ihh
Street Oscar Stanage, Wnlter r'chirwi',
Ivy Wlngo, Tom Clarke, Billy rjirtn'i
and Charley Dooln.
The list of major league b-k!iv-
who have caught more than 100 game"
In a season Isn't a very long one i'
tainlng thirty-six games (nineteenth u
tho American Leaguo nnd sew '
from the National). Here it i
Caught 100 Games tn 4 Srast. 1
Caught 100 Oamea In 3 Sea.on" M
of White Sox, Kline of Cub., lt'
Caught 100 Oamea In 4 Sennit '
van of White Sox, Stating of
Dooln of Thlllles.
Caught 100 Games In 3 l-ea-m. N
of Indians. Agnew of Browns. ',' ir '
Braves, Archer pf Cubs, KlUfter ' !"
Caught 100 (lames In 5 He.,ir,
of Nationals, Schmidt nt Tls'".
of Yankee, Bergan of 8uprt,.i. w n'
and Clarke of Reda, Harl ten of ila'"
Cauatit 100 Games In I Pmoh
of Indiana, rowers. Bchreck, Thon-.tt :
ftehsng of Athletics. Alnamlth, llfn'- .i'
Clark of Nationals, ttevtreid of Hr
Carrion and Crtger of ltetl bov K
radg and Meran of tlravea, Mi " '
Buporbas. McUlll of llJi. inniKi!1' '
of Olanta. anydar of Cardinals
J. II. Hannah, possible addition to
aoove list, is so rar aa known 'i"' " '
fast set athlete born In North !'
He saw the light of day In I-aramure i
June 6, 18(1. mite his nlcknanc
Truck" he la not built IlKe a trr
horse, being constructed more slomf ' '
lines of a football tackle, H s
Inch and a half over six feet and iei
Several American League club" Imj'1
expressed a willingness to talui
Hannah off the hands of Miller J
Htigglns. but the half portion mi''
Intends to keep him.