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THE SUN, SATURDAY, JANUARY 31, 1920.
15 w-- Scissors Hold Expert Wins World's Heavyweight Wrestling Championship From Earl Caddock in Garden Bout ) AMERICA WILL NOT HIGHLIGHTS AND SHADOWS m AIL SPHERES OF SPORT The Thrill That Conies Once in a Lifetime. KM OF WRESTLERS f lownn Defeats Cmlriock Before , Dltf Crowd in (iavdeii Title )ntcli. flATNS FATJ. IN 2:05:30 Tscs Drendcd Scissors Hold on Opponent flout Full of Thrills. Ily (HAULMS Ii-..3AT1IIS0.V. Joo Stccher of Fort Dodgo,In Is tho new' catcli-ns-catch-can champion of tho world. ile won tho title last night In Madison Square dardon from Earl Caddock, tho former rhnmnlon. In n desncrato struggle laming over two hours. Tho contest wan witnessed by one of tho greatest crowds that ever saw n wrestling match here, the historic arena being jammed from the ground floor to the gallery, Stechor nchloved his victory with the dreaded lody scissors which ho tins employed with success In nearly nil of his en counters on tho mat. Tho time of the fall wns 2 hours 6 minutes and 30 sec onds. For the first hour of the combat there was little to choose between the two men. neither up to that' tlmo having gained tiny decided advantage over his opponent, In tho second houv of tho (ontest Cnddocl!, who previously had ! foiled Steelier In all hlH nttompts to wind his flexible legs around tho cham pion's body, seemed to tire, ' 1 In tho final half hour of the match Caddock for the first tlmo managed to get n good hold on Steelier In the Bhapc of a half nelson, which worried the challenger for some minutes. Twice the champion adjusted tho half nelson and held It for three minutes each time, but Steclicr's great strencih enabled bhn I to escape from tho clutch and rc'sumo tne offensive. Theto two efforts 'by Caddock seemed to be his final attempt, for he nearly .ucciimbcrt to tho next application of the body scissors, from which he broko loose lifter nil effort which "ueemed to take nil the steam out of him. ChniiiiiEon In ii f o for Ilrentli. lie was easily brought to the mat by his tall opponent, who lo9t no tlmo In encircling tho chnmplon'n body with his long legs, and then putting on an ex haustive pressure that caused the cham pion to pant for breath. After holding Caddock In his boa constrictor grasp for fuljy two minutes Steelier suddenly clutched tho wrist of Caddock's left arm and straightened It out on tho ring floor. Caddock's right shoulde had been on the floor from the time the body hold was taken and Stecher straightened out the champion's left arm, the other shoulder blade slowjy but surely descended toward the mat. Caddcck's manager shouted from the corner, "Bridge, Earl! Bridge, Earl!'' nnd tho nearly exhausted champion made nn expiring effort to ralso his Jrunk from the ring floor. Tho effort was futile, as tho 208 pounds of Steelier nstrldo his btidy and his free nrn pin ioned to the canvas was more than he could struggle against. Caddock, who' seemed In no 'way In jured by the fall, nrose quickly from the mat and shook hands with his conqueror. It was announced that Stecher received $26,000 for his victory, -while the cham pion had to bo contented with 515,000, There Is no question that tho match was a financial success. The total re- MBts were estimated at J70.000. ranirlap T.Am a At n 11 An V. 1 . nndtie or Zbyszko will be the next op ponent of the tltlo holder. Referee Bothner -was down on ono Jmeo peering anxiously at the shoulder pf tho under man, with his left hand held over Stecher'a back, and nMhe In stant both shoulders of the champion touched the canvas the referee gave the victor a resounding slap between, the ehoulder blades. A great uproar followed, the 10,000 spectators cheering like mad, while An ton Stecher, brother or the new cham- plon, seized Joe about tho waist and waltzed him about the ring. Wrestler VIIdlr Cheered. Stecher and Caddock entered the ring to the blare of trumpets and tho wav ing of flags. Stccher was escorted by a squad of tho Navy Club and Cad dock by several Infantrymen. Then followed a baTalllon of foreign wrestlers Including Sula Hevonpas, tho angelic I'lnn, Zbyszko and Stransler Lewis. AVIien the cameras had done their work the ring was cleared and the gladia tors prepared for the fray. , The Garden was jammed with nn en thusiastic crowd -when Caddock and Stecher got tho word to take hold nt 9:20. Each stripped In superb physical condition. Head against head they cir cled about the ring, holding each others hands. Caddock was first to try for a hold, clutching Steelier by the leg, but the challenger broke the hold with a kick. Stecher was next to try for a hold making- a dive at Caddock's legs. Tho .-champion sprang away, and then rftade W counter clutch at Stcchej-'s underpin nings. Both attempts wero failures and the men, resumed, going about like caged grizzlies. Clinmplon Prove Affile. Again Stecher tried for a leg hold, but tho champion was too agile to be caught. Fifteen minutes from the start Caddock, with a trip iftid twitch. Jerked Stecher to his knees, but the tall grap pler wriggled away and reached his feet Caddock got a walstlock on Stecher nnd both went to the mat, the cham pion losing his grip In tho tumble. Stecher had a fine opening beforo Cad dock regained his feet. Stecher got a leg hold and walstlock and brought Cad dock to the mat, but the champion broke away nnd reached his feet, Twr standees attempted to get Into tho $10 section at this juncture, and tho fight that ensued nearly brought the match to a close. At tho end of half an hour's work Stecher got a scissors on Caddock's ankle and put him on his knees. It was tho first time either had "got be hind" his opponent. Stecher then began to manoeuvre for the body scissors but Caddock foiled Stecher and with a sudden neck hold released himself and got to his feet Inftcr two minutes and twenty seconds. Steelier got a wrist hold an. pulled Caddock to his knees, but the cham pion with a leg hold compelled Stccher to release hlm. Caddock then brought Steelier to his knes with n leg hold and was 011 top for th6 first time during tho bout. Stecher got out of danger In less than a elr'ilr. Stecher for tin? second tlms got on top anil hooked a half Nelscn on the champion, but Caddock brok-i . the lock In ono minute and fifteen sec onds. ' Caddock went down again In a few minutes and Stecher all but fastened his body scissors on the champion, Jut when It began to look serious for Cad- aocit ne struggled to ins reel and tossed the giant Steeher away from him. tHQciiers next attempt wi a head mvmfxmm , ( wae aw minute j ' I ' 'Vo ai 1 timmmmmmgss msmi Uvmwmsm mm et Y - , r . Iiucic similar in inui. aviikii iruiiKicr ; f Lewis uses, but Caddock broke it In j I short order nnd fastened thesame lock on Stecher only to lore It In a few seconds. At the end of an hour the gladiators were apparently strong, and nothln? had occurred that remotely, resembled a fall. Caddock -was the aggressor, and Stecher failed to avail himself of several openings during mlxups. Caddock con tinued aggressive and got on top for the second time, but the lumbering Stecher broko away and resumed his defensive tactics. Lack of temporary action brought hoots from the, balconies. But these changed to cheers when Caddock fas tened a head lock on Stecher. The cham pion failed to hold Htecher's head for more than a few seconds. Then came the first exciting Incident of tho match. Stecher got a body hold and tossed Cad dock to the floor. Stecher trie! deiper ately for the body scissors; but Caddock eluded the lock, and both tumbled about tho ring like two acrobats. As a result both got on their feet and started all over again. Moro pyrotechnics followed to get the body scissors. Caddock showed n new defence for the lock. He took a clutch on both of Stecher'a ankles, and then raising himself tossed Stecher backward to the mat and hopped on top of him. Stecher had great difficulty In escaping from this situation, but fought himself , 1 h.I...., a n.,.1 10 nnnnnils o..i, -,ht .nth few lock which was easily broken In thirty- five seconds. At this point the men hod been wrestling one hour and a half, nnd each seemed far 4rom getting, a fait During this time, with few exceptions, Caddock baffled every attempt by Stecher to adjust his body scissors and also escaped with easo from the head lock. Owing to Stecher's disinclination to mix It, Caddock had few chances to fasten any one of his thousand boldj on his onnonent. ri 1... rrnt 1i?a eMcanra In . I were apparently strong, and nothln? ( I I wo'rklng order' wheo the men had toci,"' "le nd was each other for an hour and fifty mm-1 utes. He took a wrist hold on Caddock's toft arm and made a desperate attempt o force the champion's shoulders to the I ma He so nearly succeeded that Ref-, tm w- ,,m i,u hund over Stech-1 (reo Bothner held his hand over Stech er's buck ready to slap him the Instant Caddock was down. But tlw champion was not to be disposed of at that par ticular moment, and by a tremendous effort (broko loose and reached his feett amid wild cheers from tlia oniooKers. Caddock was In danger three minutes fifteen seconds. NEW CHAMPION SCISSORS EXPERT ls Peer of Wrestlers in Applu cation of That Hold. Joe Stecher, the new champion of the world at catch as catch can style, was born at Dodge, Iowa, twenty-five years aro, and now Is In his prime as an athlete. Ho began wrestling when a boy and developed so much aptitude that he was selected by the late Fran,k Ootch as the probable successor to the title. Although the former champion's fa vorite hold was tho too lock. Stecher decided to practice tho body sclssoris, as he posseed a pair of remarkably long nnd flexible legs. He roon began to win steadily with his favorite lock, and nt the present time Is the acknowledged peer of alt wrestlers In the application ot that hold. Ktecner iaiu ciaim 10 me tine tour years ago, following the retirement of Ootch, but the surprising form ehown by Strangler Lewis, Caddock and the youngen Zbyszko precluded the admis sion that Stecher's claim was well based. Three years ago Stccher and Caddock finally met In a title match and Cad dock was the winner decisively. Sticher kept at the game nnd by his defeat of Wrangler Lewis several months ngo put himself In a position to demand a match with Caddock. .... -,mmsm mi mms yjWHtiZ fSSBTAYy t tJlll (nk Burg - u Clergyman Gives $1,000 to Dartmouth for Boxing XOVEIt, X. ir Jan. 30. An endowment of $1,000 to bo used for prlzea for cromotlon of boxing has been donated to Dart mouth College by Rev. J. E. Johnson, '66. Dr. Johnson Is one of the largest befiefactors of college) organizations. He has made many donations to the Dartmouth Outing Club, of which he is now honorary president. AMORY CROWNED CHAMPION GOLFER li Boston Player Defeats Pin liam of This City in Talm Bench Final. Palm Beach, Fla.. Jan. 30. Charles Amory of Boston Is the new Lake Worth golf champion. He earned tho title to day In a match with Harry Payno Blng- I haltl of New lork that was In doubt "u" l TViV P '""ne form that tho gallery was not surprised to see him como through. After Bingham squared tho match on the sixteenth, Amory won the next two hnlrt iiwiIai" lrpimwtnn, tlluat ft t In. the fine golf temperament he has shown1 throughout the tourney. The champion, a young fellow In hl early twenties. hitherto unknown here, with' an easy swing drove Ills tee shot a scant 200 yards. Selecting an Iron for the long carry of 200 more he placed his ball """" "' " , t0k a-. th?' I""." 0Ut erfri , On the eighteenth Amory hooked bis drive, which was short and got Into (he while - Bingham'., drive was all " should be. It went twice Amory's distance end straight as an arrow. In- stead of playing safe Amory elected to I win or lose. Taking a brnssle, though ' the Ho was poor, he made a porfect ap-' proach of well over 200 yards and was , .nam uii me mi " " u" tho edge, however, where two putts were required to alnk the ball. Under this cxmimiuii ui uer ms uyyuiieru wt-iu j to pieces ana niter auDDing twico witu a mashle. picked up, yielding the title. Harold Vandcrbllt, fiuw YorI, was beaten In the second flight by Artlmus Holmes, New York, also 2 up. Carroll, the medallist, had tho satisfaction of winning the consolation in a walkover. He defeated Malcolm Stevenson, Xcw York, 5 -and 3. The summaries: rinatf, Flr.t Ftlriit Chsrles Amory, Myopia, ilrfpuIPd Harry Payne Bingham, New York, 2 up. Consolation Jf. A. Carroll, Ojliknih, do f pate, I Malcolm Stevenson, Wew York, i anl 3. Second Flight Artlmus Holmes, N'ew York, defeated Harold Vanderbllt, Now Yorlr, ! up. Third Flight M. I,. Keith. Brockton, defeated W. Vmbenbauer. Philadelphia, 4 and 2. ' Fourth Flight It. N". rfarueh. Portia moutli, defeated Frank Stein, Ostakosh, 4 nnd 2. WILDE AND MASON MATCHED. British Flyweight) to llox Toledo In Fclirnnry, Toledo. Ohio. Jan. 20. Jimmy Wilde, ! the British champion, nnd Frnnkie Mason of Fort Wayne. Ind.. have bcei afternoon from Ad Thatcher, who went to Milwaukee several days ago to obtain the signature of Wilde's manager to a contract The bout probably will be held In the Termlnnl Auditorium, the building whleli in 1913 and 1916 houi-e.l the bowlers of .1.- 1 !,.., T,,. ..-!!.,.. r..nn.,,r. .!.,-!.,.. Uia V1IIIV. IVII Ill,f VUH.ILM ll.l Ilf the international tournaments. 1 1 matched for a twelvo round bout In " ;' ''::; t 7 . n . . ,.T ln. V Toledo the latter part of February, ac- l"r?a J ' tCour,ne; wo'l by; cording to a telegram received late thN I 6iv J0"'3"' "1 cna.ot ,he Ba.me! lie - tee s tracks y- r APPLEBY'S IN KEEN BILLIARD MATCH Francis Boats Edgar in Best Game of Championship Tonrnoy, 300 to 251. STANDING S Appleby. . W. ll.inlnr. . ilcAii'lles. . . AppteUy Tnimp . II. Clarltson. OF TUB PLAYERS. Won. Lost. It. It. I'.C. 1 0011 1.000 1.000 .000 ii-. 1 1:. . .3 0 4.i 0 43 3 .".0 .3 .3 i. . ..0 . .0 .000 The Appleby brothers. Francis S. and I.'dgar T., the two Columbia students, furnished the best game yet played In the: Eastern balkline billiard champion-i-hlp at the Amateur Billiard Club yes terday aftembon. Francis won the con test by a score of 300 to 23 1 and re tained his lead In the tourney. It was his third consecutive nnd the third straight defeat for Edgar. Francis is a real good player, but when matched against his brother ha works .like a novlcs. He seems nervous and overanxious and uses poor Judg ment. Kdgar, too, Is a good player, but much lnfeijor to Ids brother, but he always seems able to press Francis to the limit. Yesterday be went oft to a flying start. He clicked off 59 In the tenth Innlnir and continued to lead until the twenty-fourth se!?.iol- Francis tied him at 220. , ,i'rallcls averaged 0 3-33 and made ,llBh runs ot J3, ss 31,(1 3I- Edgar's ieinge was . ju-jj and His ICstcst run SO. AFTERNOON GAME. Fraiicil S. Aiiplebj- 2 2 0 0 S 2 ! 4 o !0 1 10 5 13 Id J 0 15 0 0 5 2 0 0 IS 0 I 5 19 12 5 8. Total, SO0. Ave raffe. 0 2-53; hish runs. 43 M and 31 Edjnr T. Appleby 1 5S 1 0 9 0 (1 o'&S SO 0 3 5 1 Si U I) 0 HI 1 2 0 0 C 1 S s 0 13 i. Totil. 254. ATeruce. 7 M 32; high rune. W 3S and .12. . , David (McAnle.u, tho national cham pion, mado T. H. Clarkson look like a novice in the nlcht immo II.. wonderful close billiards and kept the balls at the end of the table almost all the time. He van hv th inn to 81 and mado high runs of 114. CS nnd ' 53. ciarkson's best run was 57. The SCore: " navM McAndleiF 5 0 12 l 59 j ns i u 111 4u. tomi, auu. Average, 27 3-11. Ill 40. High runs. 114, 68 and &. T. 11. Clarkson 4 0 2 It 0 57 3 0. Total, 4. Average, 7 7-11. runs, &7 and 1$. 0 2 0 High KIRBY SCORES WITH CUE. Kri-iii on Heels of IIukIu I'ocket Illlllnrd Hncc. STANDING OF THE PLAYEK9. I , Won. Lost. U.K. . Mnnran lwlioi r, 11 ;o Edward Klrbv i n 14 Thomas MfCahe Courtney Wood Thomas I.-iwlor Walter Herbert Charles Fulton Arthur Slmtl . 1 20) 13 1 " i By a sensational finish Kdward Klrby! rang up a victory over Thomas Lawlori by 100 to 99 nt Doylo's Academy last : night, and remained close upon the heels of Morgan Hughes for the leadershln of jthe tournament for the national pocket juuiiara line, ine game seemed hope- .bu,j w, uui, ..nn uiffinr leading by 9S to 79.. tho Veteran of the f rc" eloth , hls 8Uprlflnp Jrlvo : V ood s advantage was too great. The summaries: Edward Klrby 8 S 13 10 A 7 5 7 '9 0 5 I II 100. Hlili run. 17. Scratches. 2. Thomas Lawlor 6 61 4117973 ji 'j o o 9. High run, IS, Scratches. 7. Courtney Vooil 8 5 II It II in 13 5 0 4 3- 1C0. lllith run, 20. Scratches, 5, , I'l,..!.. t,..l,.n B UnAAAlMn.al 10 1 (8. Hlgli run, 12. Scratche. 5. In the afternoon game Charles Fulton, i iruiiuu pnowru a icnuency 10 raiiv, inn i JOIN BOXING UNION Army, Xavy nnd Oivilinn Board of Control Turns Down France's Request. America will not bo. represented 111 tlia International Iloxlnir Union, which wilt meet, shortly In Franco to adopt tho French boxing rules ns tho official codn for' International competition, Tlw French officials haver Bent a request to tho Army-Navy nnd Civilian Hoard of Boxing Control to send ono of Its rep resentatives to Park! War tho coming meeting,, but It was unnounced. InBt night by Adam Emplo, secretary of tho board,, that tho request has been voted down, ITrom unofficial sources In both France nnd Knsland Charles 1 Mathlson,. n member of Tub Son sporting staff, who1 rocentl yroturned from abroad, learned that tho French havo a sufllclent num ber of nations lined up to Insuro tho adoption of tho union' ruleB and that If adopted, the union will be- In n position to pass Judgment on the validity of the claims' of our champions and throw out several tltlo- holders. The complete state ment Issued by the Army, Navy and Civilian Boirrd of listing Control last night follows: America will not bs represented on February 5 next In Pails at the meeting of tho body called tho International Uoxing Union, tho orgaplzatlon which nlm? at securing tho nbaolute control of boxing throughout tho world. A rep resentative of this board was Invited to attend, but aftur considering article 1 of tho laws of. Its constitution, which tho promoters of the union framed In France, It was tdeemcd Inadvisable to tako any part In tho proposed confer ence. Tbo article In question reads as follows : Artlca 1. An International Federation of Professional Boxing 1 constituted un der the name of tho. International Pox Ins Union botween the bodies formed In the different nations, with the object of rullntr tho professional sport of Eng lish boxing. These bodies In tho pro portion of ono for each nation, declare to adhere to the hereafter statutes." On thbi basis tho Voting would en title each of the following countries: Switzerland, Argentine, Norway, Hol land, Italy, Belgium nnd Greece to an equal voice with America In the framing of rules and regulations for tho control of boxlns throughout tho world. In some of which countries boxing Is al most unknown, Alignment of the votes of any two or more of these countries with the votes of Franco -would enable that country to force tno adoption oi tne i-rcncn com: of rules, -which have been recently framed and the provisions of which are. In the opinion of those most competent to, judge, quite Impracticable. This board has decided to manifest its dis approval by nou-attendnneo rather than lend countenance to an, organization which gives 75 per cent of the voting power to countries which aggregate only 5 per cent, of the world's boxing. The following cablo has ber-n des patched to France: 'ntenmiosol Uoxing Union, "julc rorrf Pofasomifere, l'arls: "Replying to and thanking you for your Invitation to this board to attend congress In Paris February li, regret to Inform you this board does not feel Justified In sending representative. Thll decision Is ba.ed on article I. of the laws drafted by you for the control of boxing throughout the world. This article de clares that members of the proposed union shall have one voto for each coun try which Is represented. America, hav ing flvo world's champions, 13 equitably entitled Mo more than a voting equalTu with Switzerland, Argentina, Norway, Holland, Italy, Belgium, Greece and other countries whero boxing Is almost non-existent. "This board has no desire to dictate terms for formation of International union, but It cannot aupport an organt tlon which awards "3 per cent, of the voting power to countries which asgie- gate or.ly 3 per cent, of the world's box- i '"" An association In the framing of the constitution of which tho two great est boxing countries have had 110 voice Is foredoomed to failure. Suggest for mation of new body on equitable basis. Conventions might be held In Franco or elsewhere, but headquarters should be In one or other ot tho two great centres of the world's boxing activity London or New York. "ANTiroNr J. Drexel, President Army, Navy and Civilian Board of Box ing Control." TILT AND SH0N600D WIN. Ilrat Opponent In Billiard Tour ney In Brooklyn. NEW YORK STATE POCKET BILLIARD W. F. RaynoKl 4 1.. ir.n. r.c. 0 24 . 1.000 0 II 1.000 2 13 .400 S lfl .501) 1 21 .400 3 2S .401) 4 23 .20(1 4 11 .20,0 J. Muloney 3 J. Ahrarn 3 A. Tilt ! K. Hurt! 2 ShonsooJ, Jr 2 II. Burdett.. 1 ...A 1-oaa Charles Shongood and W. A. Tilt were the victors yesterday In the New 1ork State" amateur pocket billiard champion ship tournament at the national Itecre atlou, Hrooklyn. Shongood defeated H. Koss 100 to 82 and Tilt disposed of S. C. Hurdett by 100 to 9.L The, game between Tilt and Ilurdctt was keenly contested all tho way. It was nip and tuck from start to finish. Tilt made a high run of 13 and two scratches. Durdett's highest ruu was 12. He made three scratches. The scores: ' Cliarlta Shongood J. IS. S. 10. 0. 7. S, S. 10, 7. 10. 1, 5. 5. Total, 100; hlfh run, 14: scratchee. 0. U. Foss 5. 1, 6. 4. 3, 7, "6. 11, 4. 7. 4, 13. 9, 2. Total, 32; high run, 13, scratches, 2. EVENING GAME. V. A. Tilt 12. 7. 1.1, 8. 5. 12. 3, 5, .1. 2, 7, 0, 2, 12, 2. Total, 100; high run, 13: scratched. 2. S. O. Hurdett 2. 7, 1. 6, 9, 2. 11, D. 11. 12. 7. 5, 12, 2. Total, 93; high run, 12; scratches, 3. OPPOSE TENNIS CHANGES. I'lilliHlplpliln Association YToulil Itcl.'ilii Present lt'nle. Philadelphia, Jan. 30. The Thlla- Ti'delphla and District Lawn Tennis Asso- nation at us annual meeting lo-nignt went on record against the proposed changes In lawn tennis playing rules, particularly those relating .to scoring, The association nlso decided to' apply to the national body for permission to organize a Middle States District Lawn Tennis Association to embrace all ter- rltory from Trenton, N, J., to Pitts-) burg. Pa. ijcieijaica nuni i niiuuciviiiu uuuy will support Joseph M. Jennings. Phlla- delphla. for treasurer of the national or. ganization. BRITT0N GETS DECISION. feats Conway In Twelve Hon id J Itotit nt SnTnnnnli. Savannah, Ga., Jan. 30. Jack Brit- ton, world' welterweight champion.. was given a retcrce's decision over Jimmy unt after I fight Leonard before niak Conway of Savannah at tho enc" of a ng him an offer to light Welsh. I might twelve round bout hero to-night. i knock him out on February 9, and then Ilrllton had ih- better ot Ivs orpo- ncnt at all ttagu qf the bout. Ily HANIIOI-. Copyright, 1920, bu the Sun Printiny nnd PuWMa AtkaalaHon. NT 0V that prohibition linn firippod tho, nation tho perpetual lollUy at Washington which seeks tho emasculation of America. lia directed Kb efforts niralnst rncinu. Tho attack lias neon put Into motion with tho Introduction of bills by nepresontatlvo Sims of Tonnessco which would prohibit the lntorstnto trans mission of odd on racos and other Information which might load men to bet on tho liorsos. Thin measure, wo aro tola by tho chief of ,tho ant! racing lobby, does not contcmplato the prohibition or racing; That, nt least, !h consoling. Cut lot tho bllla bo paused, and it will not bo long, beforo tho attack Is carried Into tho- States- which support raclnff nnd a serious effort mado against tho sport Itself, Tho success of tho prohibition movement has mado its bankers feel that thoy havo tho moral- destinies of tlia nation on their shoulders and that there is no limit to tho anti-personal liberty legislation which they can put through. But wo doubt.lt thoy will b permitted to go very far. Legislation directed against raclnu; and tho right of newspapers to publish nny sport nows which they deem proper has been proposed In other years, but it navwr Rot to tho voting stage. If tho reasoning behind tho StJrllntr and Sims bills wero carried to Its logical rather lot us say illogical -conclusion wn mlBht expect m moiwura to prohibit tho interstate transmission of tho results of a national election on tho ground that tho publication of tho fljeuros would aid those who had made wagers. Or perhaps Mr. Sims might ho Induced to lntroduco a bill to stop tho transmission of shooting scores- since tho readinfx theroof mliflit incite ill balanced minds to homicide. Then ngaln ho might stop tho Inter state transmission of baseball scores, for it is ltiidwn that men bet on these too. It seems hnrd to Impress on the minds of men who seclc tho well known tnillenlum that tho mnio of the speclos Is- after till only the male. If betting on races Is stopped men wlio must bet will turn to baseball. If that too Is stopped they will bot on anything from checkers to tho weather. Tho normal man, wo believe, is somothlns of a gumbllnif animal. Tho instinct will have to out, nnd man made laws never will throttle Instinct. In relation to tho bills now -before Congress wo deslro to emphasize the fact that men hate hypocrisy. It Is evident to everybody that tho attack Is not! directed merely ngalnst the Interstno ransmlsslon of rnclnir news. The ljfoby wans racing stopped oil over the United States. And It nover will succeed. " Capf. Higgiusou A Van 1 1 (he "Small Man" Catered To nt limit .Heels. When the hunts committee meets here again noxt Thursday It will bo presented with a definite suggestion for tho Improvement of competition at tho racing meetings held under tho direction of that organization. This suggestion, drawn up by Capt A. Henry Illgglnson of Boston, chairman of the commlteo and master of tho Middlesex Hunt, proposes that tho hunts organize races for "what are termed ordinary horses galloways, hunters which might not be- fast enough for the regular events and farmers' horses. Capt. Hlgginson holds that the snort has deteriorated because of the tre mendous expense Involved in the development of nnlmnls of sufficient class to nice In the events as they have been The "little man"' has been frozen out, ho says,, and His point is well taken, for hunts racing has become purely the rich man's sport. Not so many years ago It was customary to provide races for farmers of tho neigh borhood, but even this concession to the "small man" soon disappeared and mill' thn rlnh vtrtMna nmra rnt.rail tn the hunt, meetings, and the entry Usts' ou uiui. iijcy jn uuusi-u uacciicui, Bjiurt uui urpicitru m cuiiiiiuuuji mi:u jiuai time arrived. It also is proposed that our army officers be given more frequent oppor tunities to tako part in tho hunts meets. It is not sufficient that races for army riders ho provided, but it should be- stipulated that regular army chargers should be used. In'connection with the army phaao of the sport tho coopera tion o tho War Department has been promised. Officers and horses will bo encouraged to take part In national and international racing and horso show events. Thn nl.ivlnl nf nnln Un U l,i has appointed a committee of army tho I'olo Association in an endeavor to develop even an approach to the vogue which polo enjoys in the British army. English international' polo teams are- composed entirely of officers, but we never yet have had an army man on our four. We have not had an army officer within five goals of top rank. Johnson's "Confesslou" Hum Hlm From American Kings'. Having tired of exile In Mexico nnd been stirred to a hankering for the United States by stories of huge offers for tho Dempsey-Carpentier bout Jack Johnson announces that ho is coining back to .face trial in Chicago. Johnson no doubt figures that the case against him has weakened because of the passing of years and the change In the public's attitude toward him. The llan in the Street, who not so many years ngo was vehement In his denunciation of the negro, no longer cares very much where Johnson hangs his hat, be it Mexico or Chicago. So before long we- may look; for the forty year old Johnson to return to the arena and hurl a challenge In the direc tion of Dempsey. If Johnson has any Idea that Dempsey will take him. on lie Is grossly mistaken. In the first plnco it would he no fnntch. The negro no longer Is the spry boxer and great defensive us not forget that Johnson, like Fred ho had been stopped by Jews Wlllard Johnson Issued a statement in which he declared that he had received a certain sum to feign a knockout. Tho , story received nn particular credence at that tlmo, but Wlllard's poor show ing against Dempsey revived the Johnson "confession" and engendered in the mhids of many personsTTro suspicion that Wlllard might have obtained tho title by other than honest means. Fersonnlly wo do not believe a ' word of the so-called confession of the negro. But tho very fact that he issued the "confession" should be sufficient to bar him from nny ring In hia mtmin- Then lot thn linvlnir commissions not forcet that should Johnson t reappear in 1110 uinira oiiuus. Americans who have seen Johnson box in Mexico tell 113 that he is more than passe. He is fat and slaw and has lost his power, but he still possesses the ring generalship which made him so formidable in his palmy days. Kdnnrds Only Jinn Who QuallAe1! for Haseliall Job. John Heydler does well to announce to the club owners, and others as well, that JJan Johnson and he are golrnr to do the electing of a new chair man of the Nationhl Commission. The rush of candidates has become ludicrous. Men absolutely unfitted for the work are being mentioned. Th fuct is that of all the candidates whose names have come up only one qualifies for the post and ho Is Big Bill Kdward. But Mr. Kdwards is lukewarm about taking tho Job. If he accepted It he would have to be given a long term contract. This, we are told, Organized Baseball does not care to give any man, and we are Inclined to uphold its view of the matter. Judge Land's Is a good Judge, but he would not make a good head for tho commission. AVo do not care to go While tho selection of the chairman sanity if it does become necessary I the "new head. GREENLEAF IS EASY VICTOR OVER KEOGH Wins Two More Blocks and I Takes Match, 500 to 312. Itahili Greeuleat administered a severe (drubbing to Jeromo Koogh In their S00 point pocKet Dimaru matcn wiucn enaea last night at Thum's room. The cham pion won both blocks yesterday and took the matoli by the score of 500 to 212. In the nfternoon he finished his string of 123 while Kcogh was making 102, and In tho night game he pocketed 123 while his opponent was counting 70. In the second game C.rcenleaf played remarkable bllllaids. With Keosh lead Ing nt 57 to 32 be went to the table and dropped ball after ball until he had a run of 92 and needed only one more to win tho game. This final bill he made, ..... f nomn Ki- w.i- rt n flrf, hll mm- b, anJ he scratched. It was the ,,h. v. hlghest run yet mado under tho new rules. Last spring ho made a high run of 126, but at that time safeties did not Interfere with a run. DUNDEE FILES OBPECTION. W'ruila AWUli to ChnlleiiKC After Ilnut "With Leonard In lleelileil. Johnny Dundee, the clever llttlo Italian lightweight, who Is to meet llcnny Leon ard at the Arena In Jersey City on (Monday, February 9, registers an objec j tlon to the proposed bout between Benny . Leonard and Freddy Welsh, lightweight champion of Kngland and rormer world s champion. In a letter yesterday to uavo uriscou, j manager of the Arena. Dumtee says t , "Whv offer Welsh a match with Ion- lar,t f0P the world's title? Why not wait Welsh couldn't fight him for the world's title." Senator Storllnir of South Dakota, nnd held by hunts-In the Inst decade, Even these began to lose Interest in became tartly complimentary-padded rntW - a sfrnnff qtlmnlni. Hon Vrirr-b officers to work with a committee from I fighter of other days. And then, let Fulton, is a self-confessed faker. After into any analysis or that statement. remains in doubt let us havo some to keep making conjecture regarding JOHNSON UPHOLDS HERRMANN'S CAUSE Opposed to Those Who i tj -.., nx. Is tuuiu uu uHuifiimn. Special Uewtci lo Tnn Si. ClN-ciN'.s'ATi, Ohio, Jan. 30. President VSan Johnson of the American Leagm, after a conference here with August TTorrnisimi nlinlrmnn nt tia ViMn-il l Commission, declared he Is still uphold Ing tho cause of Mr. Herrmann, and is bitterly opposed to tho National League Interests who would oust him from the chairmanship. Just what took place at the conference was nut divulged. John, son said he will do everything In his power to force Hcmnnnn to huld over. Johnson left soon after the conference for Chicago, where ho has called a meet ing of the new board of directors of the American League, which will convene the early part of next week. Just as anxious as Johnson la to have Herrmann reconsider his resignation, just to de termined Is Herrmann that he Is through. In speaking of the possibility of his re considering his action Herrmann said ; tlf ... nn.l An j nrf....wl .fl.. much thought and In response to many nagging annoyance lo which I have been subjected In the last few month-, I have no Intention of reconsidering. Some of th. National League nwnalea h.id declared that It would be eay fo'r n,. . - .. i...i, n.. ... J I v.,, ,,,,.,,, I .1 " UIIGI UI UlllTl I ILrrmnmi vvnnlil 'n-.l' I ','.' cunmodnted them. 1 have no Idea of what they arc going to do. but my de cision on this point Is final. I will not res'-jn as piesldcut of tho Cincinnati cluh lo continue as chairman of the com mission." I.KAFV TltAIMVC C'AMI Toronto. Jan. 30. Training quarters j for the Toronto baseball team of the In-I tein.ittona! League have t.ccu arrar.wd nt Columbus, Ga., It was announced here i t to-day. Appellate Division Declines to Vaon tot Mays Injunction Order. ii r FJtuiiumoic , miiii "tit!: Ban Jolpisoii, president of the Ainer can Lpnitu., lost nnother- conflict In t? Inenl courts yesterday when tho Appcl-U Into Division ofMllo SUpromo Court dc-ii cllnrd to sot asld tho preliminary In junction1 granted to tho Yankees by. Justice, Itobert AVnner reslraltiltiK Jolinno1, his- ngents and employees iih well am tlia Ht, I.ouls and Cleveland' American League clubs from provontliut Carl Mays from pitching for the Yankees. The court look this action without expressing nny opinion on thn merits of, tno controversy, and Jomuon can. ex-i tract a oortnln amount of balm from tho fact tlut tho decision of tho Appellate Division gives him leave to mova for tho vacation of tho Injunction If "the Yankees do not promptly movo the case' ror trial. In declining Johnson's request that Jus tlco "Wagner's decision bo Rot aside- the court, acting unanimously, set forth I In views of tho case In tho following" brief opinion : Thn Court's Ucoilnii, ' "Thoro Is a shnrn conflict In tho state ments of fact In tho nflldlivlts which wero presented upon the motion for tho Injunction pendente lite, The case In In position to bn tried, so that tho wit nesses may bo examined and ciosstx Ojinlncd and evidence adduced which will enable tho court to definitely de termlno facts, and finally dlrposet of the question of the propriety of nn Injunc tion In tills action. "Tho contlnuauco of the Injunction until tho trlnl at thin season of lllo year cannot prejudice nny of the- parties. Therefore without expressing nnp opln- ion on tho merits we- havo decided' to iilllrm this ordor, thq order of Supremo , Court Justice P.obert If. Wagner grnnt- ' Ing a preliminary Injunction, without cost, hut leave to thn defendants to movo to vacate Ihn temporary Injunc tion If the- plaintiff shall not promptly move the onsu for trial." The last part of the opinion refers) J iniliroctly to a atntttment mada last woelc nt the hearing beforo tho Apiiollato Court by Charles II. Tuttlc. tho Yankee counsel, to the effect that there wb no reason why the suit brought by. his- clients could not be ti led and. disposed I. of '.,'e.fra tlle s,u"ln,1(rr mom?K;( JUrt body blow" against Johnson. Huston Is I'lenspd. In discussing the declsJijn of tho. Ap pellate Court Col. T. a Huston, half owner of tho Yankeos, said yesterday that he.was highly ploased with tho vor-, diet. Sneaklnir of that nhnna of th. J opinion by which the- court gives John- Wn, permission to maltft a 11SW motion .UkUMUII U, UIV iUIIIIWIrt.J IIIJMUI.VIUII, provided the Slays-ease Is not tried by tlia spring, Huston sold the club is most anxious to push the 31ays caso to trial, "Wo have placed no obstacles In. the way of this case coming to trial ; Im fact, wo aro eager for It," said Huston. "W want this caso out ot the way by tho. opening ot the baseball sen son as much as any one, and I hud hoped to get It out of the way by the training season." Huston promised aomo new legal ac tion. "I believe that thero will be some developments before the major league conferences In Chicago," the Colonol con tinued, "Wo had hoped to cross-examine tho officers of the Cleveland club before an open commission bflfora. this, but there has been soma difficulty in agreeing on the commission. y""" "There probably will be a lot on"W developments in -our war agalnrt Ban Johnson In tho near future. Wenra not resting. Tho three clubR opposed to tlm Johnson faction already have decided cn a ceitaln plan of action at the Chlcapo meetings next month. Wo- shall atte id the joint conference ot tho two major leagues on February 11, but whether we attend tho spring meetintr ot the American League on I-Vbrtmrj 10 wi I depend on developments." Tliurmuhteu Sluus. Herb Thormahlen, tho Yankees' left handed pitcher, and ling llodle, the good naturod outfielder, wero callers nt the New York American Leaguo head quarters yesterday, and liaiL little ses sions with Col. Huston and Miller Hug gins. Kvldontly Thormahlen's trip to New York was more profitable than I'ing's, as the lefthandor signed his con tract In the olllce, whllo Ping did not. Thormahlen Is the first of tho Yankee players to sign this winter, excluding: tho men who havo holdover contracts As he won thirteen games and losf eight last season, he probably got a nhc boost In salary. Thormahlen is In bus ncss In Jersey City, while Pins still is keeping In condition by driving rivets at Wcehawken. TIN WHISTLES OUT IN FORCE ON LINKS Truesdell and Chapman Lead Field at Pinehurst. I I'l vi-n 1'r-s.r V C Im nil itfvtu 'P.. Wlilst'cf play -1 a four ball b.t ball I'icdal play iiT:i!r at Pinehurst ti-dny The major prizes went to v li True , ,,9l of Gardou City, handicap 4, and j.Iuhn D. Chapman of (lieenwlch, hand - .., They led the low handicap cou- j tlngent with n best ball of OS. Chapman ,;i,i an individual gross round of 7" on I the cti.nmiouMiii course t-..t. -i -tii.i,A.nMn . ,i., j . ii avi ... ,,i.iiiviiiuiu ... mi. v.vyii.1 " v uui tuwi-u-j me iensun m rucuiu on mo dilliciUi N"o. S course with a round o ."Jfi. 40 "', but as bis partner dropped out Whjttcmore's good work went for uauslit. Major Harorld K. Porter (Holworlliy Hall) nnd Howard i. Phillips of Moora county followed Truesdell and Chapmat, at 72. G. T. IJiinlap ,nf Canoe Ilrook amt' T. H. Boyd of St. Louis led tho medium handicap class. v ALGER TO MEET KILBANE. riunllj- .Sneoeeil in Drnwlui Clinmiilnu Info MiiU-h. il Penny Valger. who has been pursuli II " r ,..,,. 1 ? ,a yr:,r r more, will set his titular chant i"" era.Bh tanfr tn.r . 0 :,h.? nrk bPorUinen, ciuls 1 '," ' .'Vh' m la,st "l.8hU.h; he obtained the champion 3 signature to a '.sat of article. Kllbane Is oftcted ngunr- I-, . . . . , . , , of 1S.500 With 0 PerCentagfl prlV- I - tt. t 4VIII.il 1 lUCI) III, lHl Newark arena. V.Slger Is to weigh lit pounds, at ,3 o'clock and Kllbane Will box at eatchuclgiit. Willie Jackson, the Harlem llghtwelg' was scheduled to nut Valger In "N'ewa kj on February 1C, but Jackson has an I injured hand and cannot go thruug i ' . with the match. The club therefora Ji ciu,i to sign Kllbane. Valgcr's oppo (unity m.iy bo blasted If ho Is not rt- mi ud th u., Juu Fu. ., nngllsh featherweight, when t'tey meet , 0II Monday night at thj Newa'k club. , slf -"SW. . . . . 'iw V