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Y. MC A. ATHLETICS Cnrxl D D ir* LOCALSPORT CIRCLES FOOTBALL Hargrove's for Quality, Styie and Right Price Happy New Year The keystone of all business is friendship. Each Christmas friendship is cemented more and more by the many expressions of good will—one to another—and from a store to its patrons. At this time we wish to express our appreciation for your substantial support throughout the year just ending. May the coming new year broaden the pathway of your endeavor and give you an abundant measure of all the good things of your heart's desire. HARGROVE'S The Shop for Father and Son Japs Use Bicycles; License Costs 8 Yen Tokio, Dec. 30.—In comparison with its puplation. Ihere probably are more bicycles used in Japan than in any other country in the world, not exclud ing England, where the bicycle is still largely used for pleasure trips. In Japan, however, they are used more foreommercial purposes, they being better adapted to the narrow streets than wagons or motor trucks. There are now more than 2,000,000 of them in use in the country, the to tal licensed at the end of 1921, when the last, returns were compiled, being 1,800,385. As each bicycle pays a yearly tax of eight yen. a considerable revenue is obtained from this source. Most of these bicycles are made in Japan but Great Britain heads the ihe list of countries sending these machines here, the United States being second with less than half of Eng land. Had Still Near Park, Charge Against Man Special to The Tribune. Kattspefl. Dec. '30;—-A charge of manufacturing intoxicating liquors was filed against Dan It. Duncan, alleged to have been operating a moonshine still near the west entrance to Gla cier Park at the time of the arrest. He was arraigned before Justice of the Peace Waberg Thursday, waived j preliminary hearing and was bound j over to the district court in the sum ) of $500, which he furnished. PLAYERS' UNION CLASHES WITH MAGNATES; PACIFIC CLUBS SEEK MAJOR CLASS By GEORGE CHADWICK Special Corro«»oident of Great Falls Tribun« Copyright, 1922. by the Chicago Tribune New York, Dec. 30.—Baseball will not begin the new year with the feel ing of contentment that prevailed when the season of 1922 was launched. Al though there is no apprehensions 'of lack of public interest, the same cox dial relationship between leagues does not. exist. The minors, ever suspic ious, have not the confidence in the major organizations which they had. Then. too. the players' union is a fac tor which is disturbing baseball. This vexing element affects the majors more than the minors for it has been the history of the movement's action -sr.' v v n V MKKAfcLfSTEJV* CS<xh«» Is Everybody Happy? GOOD! Then, let's all go into 3923 with the firm determination to make this the happiest, healthiest and most prosper ous New Year for every home in Great Falls. Today, in this advertisement, this store is issuing- 60,000 Happy New Years—one for every man, woman and child in Cascade County—and to morrow when the clock strikes 8 we'll step up to the plate ready to back up every wish we've made and to give you the kind of service and values that will help you go smiling through 1923. HAPPY NEW YEAR! PANTHERSTAKE CARDINALS TO 16-7 TRIMMING Coast Eleven Easj Mark for Smashing All-Star Backs. Stadium, Stanford University, Cal., Dec. 30.—The Panther football team from the University of Pittsburgh had little trouble in defeating Stanford university, 16 to 7, here Saturday in the second east-west game of the sea son. The visitors outclassed the Car dinals throughout the game and ex cept for a few minutes during the last period, were on the offensive. Only a vicious Stanford defensive prevented the score from being higher. Six times the Pitt backfield, with its crack fullback. Hewitt, and its star halfback, Flanagan, doing most of the work by line bucks and forward passes, carried the ball to within the Stanford 20-yatrd line and six times Stanford held and punted out to safety. Warner Trained It was one Warner trained team playing against another and the most experienced eleven won. Glenn War ner, who is coach of the Panthers, also is advisory coach of the Stanford team and comes to take full charge of the eleven in 1924. Both teams were chrippled by the absence of stars. On the Stanford side, Art Wilcox, farmer captain and star "triple threat" man. was out with injuries while the Pitt team played for all but three minutes without Holler au, its captain. Ilolleran entered the game for the last three minutes of play. Costly Stanford fumbles helped Pitt run up its score, although it is prob able that the scores would have been made anyway for the Panther back field tore through the Cardinal line al most at will during part of the game. Fumble Nets Score In the second period. tlie first Pitt touchdown was made when Cudde back fumbled, Bowser recovered and after several bucks, Hewitt went across. The next scoring was made in the same period when Cleveland fumbled, giving the ball to Pitt. Aft er driving toward the Card goal line, Williams sent over a drop kick. Pitts burgh's second touchdown was made in the last period when Lanagan drove through the Stanford line. Then came the Stanford offensive, Just as it came in the big game against California when, after playing on the defensive three periods, the Cards turned and fought the Bears down the field. that the blow is always struck at the organizations which control the game in the big cities. j The minor league clubs have their individual Sriends among the major leaguers but when they are by them selves they maintain that the big leagues have shown their unmistakable intention to force the draft law or some similar control of the players situation on the weaker leagues. One prominent baseball man who is un willing to be quoted by name for fear he should be accused of criticism, which is supposed to be taboo, predicted to day that the Pacific Coast league would declare itself to be a major league organization before the 1923 season is ov«r. If this action is tak en, he declared, no punishment could be inflicted because there is no reason why a league should not progress as well as ball players. Owners Are Disturbed The mere threat of another organi zation is a disturbing effect on some owners who do not care to go through another fight with ball players. It is by no means certain that there will be such a fight but the prospect is not reassuring. There is a players' union. Of that no doubt exists. Some old players know a great deal about it and the in formation which they dispense as to its intentions has not set pleasantly with the owners. There are owners in the major leagues whose teams are always for sale at a price. That price has now advanced up among the millions but the magnates are more ready to sell than they were and their attitude can be traced to the formation of a players' organization. What Will Union Do? Not an owner knows what the union intends to do. The organization may not know itself, because it has no of ficers as yet. But the mere fact that such a body again is in sight in base ball ha* had a depressing effect in some quarters. It was inevitable that owners of ma jor league clubs should discover the existence of the players' union. There has never been an attempt to effect on organization of this kind which had not leaked out. The leak invariably has been through some player who wished to curry favor with an owner. The Brotherhood of Ball Players which was organized in 1888, and which finally embraced all prominent ball players in its membership got fur ther along in its plans without discov ery than any outfit since. The leak that year came through a manager who had been invited by his players to get aboard and sign for a job while there was one left. It was not so very long ago that a condition arose in baseball where a strike was threatened and the players of that year most assuredly would have walked out on the owners on a certain afternoon if a telegram had not been received from their own head quarters instructing them not to do so. These players were not afraid to break their contracts, they stated, be cause there were no ball players to take their places. Now the supply of ball players of the highest, class has dwindled like a stream antj. the play ers who are left are threatening things j,,. »V ^ n iinion. Great Old Time Fighters Down to Sullivan's Time : by Edgren \ I s / WkCfc'O&ftJEMAft ûôtKàoH H£U> ("AÊHDOXA BY THE HAIR *>*•«> BBCTT H I 3SHSEUeSS TUt UMPIKC3 RocGD TTAÄT IT X V*AS * perfectly STENT 1795" - THt Roceb OF FlCat-VTVMCl * - * " y>y r* & 2 5? 3S> ß te Dotch , F rov\ AH OU > PK * S \ T , •m •v.i;; m 2Ä Q J ) S r | i ] j j j - V PoR.cei_L PöU6uT IZS" ROUMDS E'TrtÖV. WAvS ONCO*4C»OOi BéiNÛ CMAncetcf* Ht WAS VnIITU E>kamdy. WEEN*« StfteRS WÇÔRV.Y OUT — Z. or - VMCN RovXarWS "TfeRÇ. DPWrt "THE R»hc, . Fighting with the fists is generally supposed to have originated with the Greeks, but recent discoveries of j carved figures in boxing position have shown that the art of fisticuffs was know to the ancient Assyrians long! before the Greeks appeared in history. Ising the hands in combat being aj natural thing, it is likely that boxing, was known to other civilizations, thousands of years before even the ancient Assvroins. T , ,. .. ,, _ In England, where fisticuffs was re-1 vived. boxing without any set rules ! has gone on for many centurie lu i the earliest days eye-gouging, kicking i and other rough aud tumble fighting I methods were indulged in until the ! time of James Figg. the first acknow ledged British champion, who opened a theater for ring fighting in Oxford Road, London, 1743. tu - it «.I i i.1. ' Even then there were no rules worth considering until "Rules for the bet- ! ter regulation of the sport, approved j by gentlemen, and agreed to by pugi-j lists." One of these rules provided that "In order to prevent any disputes, the time a man lies after a fall, if the second does not bring his man to the side of the square within the space of half a minute, he shall be deemed a beaten man." Figg was a teacher of broadsword and other weapons as well as a boxer. and was supposed to be "unrivalled in England with the sword." It was quite the thing to train with Figg before a duel. But his introduction of public boxing made his reputation. He fought many finish bare-fist fights himself, often before King George 11, and mem bers of his court. "Muffers"—First Boxing Gloves In 1747 Broughton. then English champion, advertised the first use of boxing gloves, which were invented for training purposes only, and not used in ring fights. Broughton advertised: "The whole theory of that, truly British art. with all the various stops, blows, cross buttocks, etc.. incident to combatants, will be fully taught anil explained, and that persons of quality and distic tion may not be debarred from entering into a course of these lectures, they will be given with the utmost tender ness and regard to the delicacy of the pupil, for which reason Mufflers arc provided that will effectually secure them from the inconveniency of black! eves, broken jaws, and bloodv noses." Much later one "Mr. Jackson" gave ÎÂ S tr Bond n St. a " where Ä occasion fights were held "before the emperor of Russia, General Bluehcr. Apparently the first fighter who! made a fortune out of boxing was the king of Prussia. Princes Frederick and William of Prussia, Lord Lowther, General D'York etc." These visitors looked at Champion Cribb with eyes popped out—and asked for another show. First to Make FdHune Tom Johnson, who after contending for the championship of England, in about 10 fights, retired and became respectable, having by his extraordin ary success realized the astonishing sum of nearly five thousand pounds." About a quarter of what lightweight champion Benny Leonard received a few months ago for one no-decision bout with Lew Tendier. I like that "retired and became re speetable!" Unfortunately. Tom Johnson didn't stay "respectable." Having squand-j ered his fortune he had to fight again, and being old and soft was "beat al most lifeless," and shortly afterward died "from the severe blows he had received." Fighting was a tough game in those dayS ' d.i.» c^, if« D„ Ilnt) <, Fight Goes 12a Rounds The toughest of the old time fights were between English tind Irish cham pious. One of these went 125 rounds, and both Purcell. the Englishman, and McCarty from Ireland, were beat en out of resemblance to anything hu man, each in turn being "caught in chancery." and hammered into a state of collapse only to be revived in the half minute interval by brandy admin istered by their seconds. In lh" 125th 1 tlio Irishman j rose from his second's knee and mut | tered, "1 won't fight any more. - ' j The Englishman, unable to see but j striking at the sound of the voice, | landed the last blow. game Irishman was Ned I .an gar;, ! wh(> won „ st . orp of f ights be f 0 re he n!et Tom Spring for the British cham pjonship. Spring was a much bigger ntan than Langau, who scaled 1G8 pounds. The fighting was desperate, ! Spring broke both his hands, but in 7G rounds fough either knocked ! OI . f ,^ pw F jangan down about 60 times. i often falling on him as he fell. This i w;lg ))Hr , 0 f ( i )e g i)mc under the old I ru j es ! Langau was knocked out. but made such a fight of it that Spring actually promised to give him 10 pounds in appreciation of his gameness—which ' was verv generous conduct toward ; lospr jfi - t * QW ! j When Jackson Beat Mendoza One of the greatest English fight j land, ' The odd i ers was John Jackson, a big man and a marvelous hitter, who beat all op ponents easily. Iiis last fight was with Dan Man doza, the Jew. who was one of the leverest boxers ever known in Eng were two to one on Men doza. Jackson out boxed Mendoza and knocked him down four times—each knock down ending the round. The fifth round is described like this in Boxiana, a boxing chronicle published 100 yeivrs ago: "Fifth—The scene was now consid erably changed, and some murmur ings were expressed by the friends of Mendoza. on withnessing Jackson take hold of his opponent of the hair, and serving him out in that defenseless state until he fell to the ground. An appeal was made to the umpires upon the propriety of the action, when it was deamed perfectly consistent with the rules of fighting, and the battle proceeded." Jackson knocked Mendoza out in the ninth round, in 10 and a half minutes of fighting. After retiring from the ring "(len tlenian" Jackson became proprietor of a notable inn, and was a great favorite n English society, as he was a man j " f Sood plication nnd fine appearance \< nt ' of lus c1osost fnpnds " as Lord yro "', OI „ Jews Warc Sk,llful Boxers I 'I here were several great Jewish j^ters in the old days in England. The I des^ndant^ has a tailoV shop near the Brooklyn bridge in New York today): Dutch Sara, Barney Aaron anil Abraham Belasco. They were all noted for their skill. Dutch Sam (Elias Samuel) weighed only 130 pounds, yet he won 100 fights against men of all weights. A sporting writer of the time about 1795 wrote of him: "He was the most accom plished and scientific pugilist of his day, and his tremendous ferocity gave , fi 1(> Jews a character for milling that it is not likely they can ever expect to realize again. Getting away frnm the ancients, we'll come down to a bit more modern times, when John C. Heenan, the Benicia boy. I champion of America, went to England ! to fight Tom Savers for the world's ; heavyweight championship. l Tom Sayers. heavyweight, champion | of England, was an 'extremely clever j boxer and only a middleweight, like j Charlie Mitchell who afterward fought j Sullivan. He fought for 11 years. His longest j battle was 109 rounds with Harry j Poulson. and he lost only one fight early j in his career, when Nat Langham beat him in (il rounds. The English idolized Sayers and thought him invincible. J F j r8 t international Bout ! dehn C. Heenan was born in Troy in J1835. His height was six feet two and I his weight 190 pounds. He was a great j |> oxor . I i r , i860 he challenged Sayers and went to England to fight. This was the first international ring battle to attract wide attention. Many American sportsmen went to England for the bout. Harpers Weekly sent Tom N'ast, the first great American cartoonist across to picture the fight, and Nüst drew his nietnrcfs and mide hl« chitö.- ni n*-™ on j ; i J ! j I j j j ! the way back, this being the first time in history that a championship battle was so illustrated. The same steamer that brought Xast and the writers brought the first news of the fight, and New York was widely excited on receiving it. Always Avoiding Police In those days ring battles, under London prize ring rules, were not j staged in huge arenas such as Tex ; Rickard builds. In fact, it was impos i sible to name the place where they J would be held, owing to the activities ! of the police. j The men met in a hastily roped ring I in a pie<-e of woods near Farmsborough, j England, before a great crowd that fol j lowed the fighters in carriages, carts j or on foot to the rendezvous. ! Sayers used all of his skill and Heen an pressed the fight deliberately. It lasted two hours and 20 minutes—42 rounds—at the end of which time Say ers was badly beaten and entirely ex hausted, and on the point of being knocked out. The Americans accompanying Heenan had wagered heavily on him to win. and rather than see their man knocked out, and lose their bets, English roughs around the ring pulled up the stakes and tore the ropes down, stopping the fight. Heenan was roughly handled by the crowd. Sullivan Introduces Glove-Fighting The referee next day decided that the fight was a "draw." thus saving the wagers on the English champion. The English sportsmen who conduct ed it. decided that the world's cham pionship belt should be given to Sayers. and an exact duplicate of it presented to the American. However Heenan's belt never materialized. He had to re turn home without it. This was obout the same treatment Jake Kilrain received later when he fought and whipped English champion Jem Smith in Belgium, the ring being pulled down to save Smith from a knockout. Heenan. who was a remarkably hand some fellow, married Adah Menken, a beautiful actress, and when she di vorced him married another. Sarah Stevens. lie had been out. of the ring 10 years when he died at the age of 38. Usually they didn't live very long, in those wild days. The last world's champion under Lon don Prize Ring rules was John I., Sul livan, the greatest of them all. It was when John L. decided to introduce fighting with padded gloves instead of bare fists that a new era dawned in boxing, and Queensberry rules sup planted the crude brutalities of London Prize Hing days. I.Copyright 1922 by The Bell Syndicate Inc.) Three Colleges Vote Against Taking Share of Pasadena Game Gate San Francisco. Dec. 30.—Several universities of the Pacific Coast con ference have decided they do not want to share in the proceeds of the New Year's day football games at Pas adena, Calif., between the I'niversity of Southern Califronia and Perm State. Each conference school is entitled to $2.500 from the game, but Califor nia, Stanford and Washington have voted that their share be given to the western team participating in the game. 1'nder the agreement with the Pasa dena Tournament of Roses commit tee, which is handling the game, the conference receives $35,000 from the gate receipts. Of this sum the con ference voted to give half to the team representing the west and divided the other half among the other conference schools, giving each $2.500. Stanford had its own east-west games with Pittsburgh so decided not to take the money and California aud Washington both made good profits on their own football season, so they de cided they did not want the Pasadena "cut." Oregon, Washington State, and the Oregon Aggies have not been heard from. Idaho voted some time ago to ac cept the money and already has made nrovision for its expenditure. Yost Declared Inventor of Forward Pass, in '97 Chicago, Dec. 30.— (By The Associ ated Press.)—-The discoverer of the play chiefly responsible for the mod ern-day style of footboll—the for ward pass—has just been found. He is Fielding II. Yost, veteran coach at the University of Michigan. Twenty five years ago. nine years before the forward pass was used in football, he introduced the spiral throw, using it first, at Ohio Wesleyan university to teach punters how to kick a spiral. Using his hand instead of his foot, for Yost, says he was n poor punter, he explained to his squad how to im part a whirling motion to the oval, to give it speed and direction. For many years he used this trick in coach ing his backfield, and in 1905, the year before the present-day forward pass, he published in a book on football, illustrations of his method of getting off the spiral throw. "In executing the spiral throw," Yost said in his 1905 article, "place the ball on the hand as in the illustra tion. The bali should lie diagonally across the palm from the base of the thumb to the end of the little fiuger. The arm should be brought around for ward in a horizontal line and. just as the ball leaves the hand, it should be caused to revolve on its axis by sud denly jerking the hand around the ball and to the left. The oval will thus be made to rotate like a spiral kick. The end of the ball that is ahead in the picture must be kept ahead all the time. The ball in this manner can be thrown with ease from 30 to 40 yards. The revolution of the ball on its axis should be rapid. This pass can be made with or across the wind and with practice the player can control its distance and direction almost as well as if the oval were a baseball." ABOUT TY COBB'S HITS Many versions of the "Ty" Cobb-hit controversy have filled the columns of baseball gossip, but the truth is that President Ban Johnson of the Ameri can league refused to accept an un signed box score as official. When Johnson announced after sev eral weeks of dispute in newspaper articles, that the hit was awarded to Cobb because the official box score was "unauthenticated," he meant "un signed." An unsigned box score. Johnson held, was like an unsigned check—no good. The discovery of two discrepancies in the unsigned box score was brought to Johnson's attention by the American league official statistician as a routine matter and the Associated Press box score was substituted for the official box. Careful checking of the season's box scores for final official averages brings to light, ir is learned, many disputes and obvious errors which are correct ed by the official statistician, if plainly erroneous, without becoming known. Some official scorers, it is said, have been prone to omit such undisputed events as double plays and home runs. BAT NELSON MADE MONEY "The Life of Bat Nelson," former light-weight champion, who met them all and retained his title until Ad Wol gast. won the crown, fails to reveal the money saving capabilities of the former slugging and punishment absorbing Dane, although it relates his life's ring career authentically. Nelson recently returned from the east where he was awarded $1.000 damages following his arrest, on a charge of shoplifting, which he proved to be untrue. Enroute home he learned that the price of a sleeping car berth would be nine dollars. Rather than spend that amount. "Bat" says he sat up all night and when he finally dosed off to sleep all the windows In the coach were opened causing him to take a cold which prevented hi« talking for several days. "That nine dollars cost me $900." he said, "and you can believe me. here after when I want a sleeper I'll pay the price, because I have got to have my voice in my business." FOR ÇLOSED CORPORATION ! Wp*t(Arn conference schools only j shqphl be permitted to compete in the 1 annual "Big Ten" outdoor track and I field meet, in the opinion of Nelson !A. Kellogg, director of athletics at Purdue university, and chairman of the athletic directors' committee of the western conference. The fact that numerous athletic organizations, not in existence when the Big Ten track meet was formed, now have track meets of their own. is given as one reason by Mr. lvellogg to confine the event to "Big Ten" schools. "Barring non-conferenff »schools from the Big Ten meeting wou ( J| be an hM t.> the national intercollegiate meet," Athletic Director Kellogg said. "Many schools feel that they cannot, enter both, so that if they were not permitted to engage in the conference event, they would be almost certain to enter the national meet." Discrimination against western con ference schools by institutions which enter the Big Ten event only when the latter have exceptionally strong teams was given as another reason why the conference meet should be only for members of the organization, Director Kellogg said. Portland Gets Trio of 1923 Grid Games San Francisco, Dec. 30.—Portland, Ore., fared well this year at the hands of the Pacific Coast conference foot ball schedule makers, who gave the Oregon metropolis three big 1923 in tercollegiate clashes. The games will he played on the grounds of the Multnomah Amateur Athletic club, not far from the heart of the city. The seating capacity at the field is to be increased. Portland's first conference game will be played October 27 between Cal ifornia and Washington State. On November 10 Idaho will meet Oregon on the Multnomah field and on Novem ber 17 the Oregon Aggies will play Washington State there. For several years Portland has been the scene of the annual clash between Oregon and Idaho. This year the game was transferred to Eugene. Red Sox Infielder Replaces Sammy Hale Portland, Ore., Dec. 30.—Frank O'Rourke. a fast, infielder, will play third base for Portland next year when Sammy Hale third sacker last season, goes to the Philadelphia Athletics. O'Rourke is not as good a hitter as Hale but it is thought he will make good in the field. Last season O'Rourke played third for the Boston Red Sox, and the year before was with the Washington Amer icans. In G7 games in 1922 he hit .204 compared with Hale's .358 for 152 games. On the other hand he fielded .960 to .949 far Hale. THE NEW ODEON WEDNESDAYS and SATURDAYS STARTING DECEMBER 28 (THURSDAY NIGHT) The ANNUAL Electricians' Ball BB 3 ■ a s FOUR BIG NIGHTS DECEMBER 28, 29, 30, JANUARY 1 Odeon Hall The Gala Event of the Year S s Today From a country store to Broadway—from the farm to swell Ja zz oafes—from sublime love to ridiculous infatuation— from right thinking and clean living to prison bars —from ma&ter of heart to mastery of soul—all this and more In— ' - I-".-' a/V: " Where Is My Wandering JBoy Tonight?" It's a Bait When a merchant advertises Something far below the cost It's a bait to catch a sucker. As a "sale" it's sure a frost. He is hoping you will nibble Then he'll jerk you high and dry And will sell you shoddy clothing At a price that's mighty high. Do not be fooled by these people Watch their baits so fat and slick Buy the article he's cutting Then turn 'round and beat it quick Swallow bait, not hook and sinker, And when you have got away Come round and see Mikehasit He has bargains every day. Mikehasit JESS WILLARD IS PERFORMING OUT ON COAST Promoters Guessing Whether He Will Be Money Maker or Fliwer. SPARROW McGANN. New York, Dec. 30.—Confidential reports concerning Jess Willard's real status as a contender for the heavy weight title which he lost to Jack Denipsey at Toledo have been coming in to certain persons in this city who are very much interested in knowing the precise facts. Words have not been nrinced in these communications if only for the reason that beneath them lies a big question of dollars. You see. Jess stands either as a great prospec tive money maker for the promoters <>r a flivver who not only might cost those who put him in on an important battle a great deal of money but also give the boxing game a blow from which it might not recover. Well, what are the facts that have been coming in from the west? Exhibitions Not Impressive First of all. then, it seems to be established that public exhibitions which will be given in Los Angeles and in Portland, Ore., have not been at all impressive. Experts found him to be slower on his feet than when he was in his prime—he was none too fast then—while it is stated that when be sets himself for a wallop and lets it go the man aimed at would have time to get out of the way. Figured that if his right did land it would send into dreamland any fighter. Dempsey in cluded, Willard was a man who always feared to hit with all his might. And he always asked a lot of ques tions before a battle as to the condi tion of the man he was to meet and his ability to take punishment. There is not the slightest question that Wil lard could hit a terrific blow when he was a champion and the feeling now is that he can still deliver a mnle kick, albiet it travels by slower train. Lets Them Hit Him Part of his public exhibition stunts out west are related to his ability t* stand punishment. He has dropped his hands or held them over his head while his partners have whaled away at his stomach and solar plexus and jaw. And he has taken every tiling with a smile. Some critics have laughed at. this, saying that it is circus stuff, but others have been as deeply impressed as Willard could have wished them to be. The ordinary fan. however, will be in clined to acept Willard's demonstration as indicating that he has got himself into very fair physical condition. .Tust at present Jess weighs about 2t>0 pounds and he says that he can work down to 240 oounds when h# starts to train. If he can he would make a pretty formidable picture of a fighter so far as outward appearances are concerned. What he would be in side i> another matter. The chances art that Willard will shortly head east, that he will come to New York and at tempt to demonstrate his fitness to meet Dempsey.