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THE SUN, SATURDAY, JANUARY 31, 1920.
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
lownn Defeats Cmlriock Before
, Dltf Crowd in (iavdeii Title
flATNS FATJ. IN 2:05:30
Tscs Drendcd Scissors Hold on
Opponent flout Full of
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
- , 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
At the end of an hour the gladiators
were apparently strong, and nothln?
had occurred that remotely, resembled
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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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.
CHAMPION GOLFER li
Boston Player Defeats Pin
liam of This City in Talm
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
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
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.
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
APPLEBY'S IN KEEN
Francis Boats Edgar in Best
Game of Championship
Tonrnoy, 300 to 251.
S Appleby. .
W. ll.inlnr. .
ilcAii'lles. . .
OF TUB PLAYERS.
Won. Lost. It. It.
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
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
" navM McAndleiF 5 0 12 l 59 j ns
i u 111 4u. tomi, auu. Average, 27 3-11.
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
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
Arthur Slmtl .
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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-
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
TILT AND SH0N600D WIN.
Ilrat Opponent In Billiard Tour
ney In Brooklyn.
NEW YORK STATE POCKET BILLIARD
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
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
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,
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;
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-)
ijcieijaica nuni i niiuuciviiiu uuuy
will support Joseph M. Jennings. Phlla-
delphla. for treasurer of the national or.
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.
Copyright, 1920, bu the Sun Printiny nnd PuWMa AtkaalaHon.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Opposed to Those Who
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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..
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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
Appellate Division Declines to
Vaon tot Mays Injunction
ii r FJtuiiumoic , miiii
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
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'
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;(
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."
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
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
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
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.
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