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Pollok the Di
Among Fig
Obtainea Nbcity for Welsh
Tortorich New0rlem Bout
by a Cklq Movement.
P New York, Feb. L-Harry Pollok. the
fashion-plate of figfl managers, has
taken to heroic measures to re-eaahlisk
the fast waning prestige of his protege.
Freddie Welsh. To be sure, Frederick Is
the light-weight champion of the uni
verse; and as such, he should command
the respect of the fight-loving comnma
nity. But Freddie Welsh is merely Fred
die Welsh. and as long as he "fights"
along the well-known Welsh style--which
is no style.to speak of-he will never be
popular. even if he clings to his title ten
years more.
If Welsh Is to be taken at his word, he
Is tired of the ring game and wouldn't
mind retiring even at this writing. All
of which is very well for Freddie. But
how about Harold Pollok? It Is not
such an easy matter to be the manager
of a world's champion these perilous
times; and Pollok would find it quite an
Irksome task to dig up another able pro
vider like Welsh.
Money is the only thing that is keeping
Welsh in the ring. And Pollok must
make Welsh see money at all times;
otherwise Freddie might get a foolish
notion and just drift out of the game.
Herr Harold is almost at his witst end
trying to -devise schemes to keep Welsh
interested in boxing. The aforemen
tioned end nearly came a few days ago
and Harry successfully averted Impend
ing disaster in this manner:
It seems that Dominick Tortorich had
arranged a bout between Johnny Dundee
and Joe Mandot for New Orleans. Pol
lok Immediately got busy and wrote
Dominick a terse note outlining a little
scheme to get some publicity both for the
Dundee-Mandot scrap and for Welsh.
Upon receipt of this misve. Tortorich
wired the New York papers that he had
offered Welsh a guarantee of 310,000 to
fight the winner of the Dundee-Mandot
mill. and that the champion had accept
ed. All very well and g-od. A day later.
however, another yarn emanated from
Tortorich's publicity department that
he had guaranteed Welsh 112,000 and I00
for training expenses to take on the win
ncr. Naturally Welsh also accepted this
Now what in common sense would have
induced Tortorich to increase the origi
nal offer-which was not , legitimate one
in the first place-if Welsh had already
accepted the 110.000 offer. There seems
to have been some lack of co-ordination
in the plot, and the public refused to be
fooled by such underhand tactics. Next
time !t would be advisable for Poilok
to write Dominich to stick to one price.
Tortorich's despatch also contained the
information that Welsh would fight for
him on March 4. It. was stated that the
bout would be over the twenty-round
trail and that Welsh's ehampsah
noulid be at stake. Dear readers, just
wait until Mar-h 4. and see if Mr. Welsh
fights for that titi. We expect not.
Joe Jeanette is brushing the cobwebs
off his boxing gloves. 01' Joe. a good
warrior in his day, is of the conviction
that he can still put up a battle against
any of the leading heavyweights, and is
anxious to try himself out.
Dusky Joe would have been a champion
hut for his color., At that, there never
has been a colored fighter who was bet
ter liked than Joe by the fight populace.
Joe always knew his place, and was not
backward In saying so when asked why
he did not mingle more.
Jeanette intends to his himself to Can
ada for his "comeback." His first op
ponent will be Silas Green. who recently
gave Battling Levinsky a hard brush in
ten rounds. If successful against Green,
Joe will immediately return to the me
tropolis and demand a battle with Sm
L.ngford. his most formidable rival in
the old days.
Joe and Sam have battled so Many
times that they have lost sight of the
number. But they always put up an in
teresting scrap, and drew out the fans
in large numbers. For that reason alone
they are sure to be put on at the Garden
in the near future.
Mike Gibbons, who admits to having
cleared close to 81M00 in the ring in
the fast three years. will add to that sum
next month. Michael has been resting
since his one-round knockout of Young
0 Ahearn early last mouth. He hears the
call again, so he has agreed to ght Jeff
Smith, a most persistent challenger, at
St. Paul on March 17.
Smith Is the first of three opponents
Gibbons has agreed to fight during the
year at the St. Paul auditorium. Mike
is to receive 0,0000 for those three bat
tIes. His other two opponents have not
been named as yet. Smith claims a
knockout over Les Darcy-in fact, he
claims to be the only man that ever
flattened the Australian champion. How
ever. the reeprd book charges Smith with
a defeat on foul in the bout he mentions.
The Department Duckpin League will
hold a three-ball tournament at the Na
tional Capitol Bowling Alleys. March 15i.
from t to 12:00 o'clock, for the purpose
of securing funds to enable the league
to enter one or more teams In the A. C.
B. A. tournament.
The Departmental Duckpin League has
had a most successful season and ie
doing all the boosting possible for the
sue-ses of the tournament.
The president. W. K. Stamperi of the
Department of Agriculture, with the as
sistance of the oicers will try to rmake
the three-ball tournament worth while.
There will be a number of handsome
cash prises to be given those with the
highest scores.
Smappy Boxing Notes.
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dassn ss mei= Tau last O'Urim dist he le
willing to match his lad spied the gleed sag
chant be fttrn rousda
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a sirt ...atse-s behis esinh= battie with Edit
Beweise. which Is srheduled to tske vim s neees'
bowe snt Tenday net
Hersma ils will - senrsk as the 3e
et baslsg. Hardly a week semms that he hasno
mi eee se etd hm si a ism. Esmanm is
a ass who and a head smmar
Ten Bishd, seemste afte l mm Wie
1Merm best is New YTrk, bee ene .....am. g
the ieehe Is trac wen the est-i. he will bae.
a istet empweriameif uehi ebe.
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tie s - e mna t set best isis bamas
a Al Thin wwspeedi. and 35tb
Han tewe ,tss si wdiaa
hIs sam hie e. e e8sms e
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to mak hi mea esessms hmn is a wesh.
n..sn--s et ma se amtn is -s M i
ht Managers
is een" ==a*-ss
Fighting experts In the East are accus
tag Johnny Ertle. the bantam-weight.
who gained the championship from old
Williams on a foul, of dodging the good
men In his class and picking the "soft
ones." In support of their arguments
they bring in the fact that all efforts
to arrange a match between Johnny and
Young Pal Moore. who is conceded to
be a top-notcher in the bantam class.
have failed. They also accuse him of
dodging bouts with Battling lahn, of
Brooklyn. and Pete Herman. of New Or
leans, who can make the bantam weight
if forced to. Lahn, Moore and Herman
have joined forces for the purpose of
forcing Erte into a mitch.
3lue and Gold Have Grand Chance of
Landing Sectional Basket-ball
Pittsburgh, Pa.. Feb. 26.-With their
single defeat of the season. suffered at
the bandt of Lehigh two weeks ago. bal
aneed by their recent triumph over the
South etolelhem Ave. the lipivagity of
Pittsbu basketball tea i1s in a fair
way to repeat the record established by
the Pitt football eleven last fall. and
to make a similar bid for State and see
tional honors.
The Panthers' record now shows eleven
victories to one defeat. Among the crack
quintets which have fallen before the
Blue and Gold are Yale, Colgate. West
Point, Lafayette. Rutgers, Penn State.
and others. Lehigh is the only team to
lower Pitt's colors this winter, and this
blot on an otherwise perfect page was
expunged by the 41-28 lead established
by Pitt in the second tursie with the
If this was a great year. therefore, for
Pitt on the gridiron, it is no less success
ful on the basket-ball floor. Coach Flint
has welded a combination that has
shown its strength on all sorts of occa
sions. against all varieties of opposition.
Lublc. McNulty, McMaster. Hastings and
Matson make up a team which is the
best the University has ever known,
ranking even higher than the Pitt five,
which last season won the pennant In the
Pennsylvania Itercollegiate League.
Few games remain before the close of
the local season. Two contests with
Washington an dJefferson. one with Car
negie Tech. and one with Alleghany-will
complete the year's work, and Pitt ought
to finish this program without a defeat.
Alleghany Is figured as the chief ostacle
yet confronting the Panthers.
New York. Feb. 2.-Walter Camp is
back on the football rules committee.
He was elected secretary at the Biltmore
tonight. E. K. Hall, of Dartmouth, was
re-elected president.
Mr. Camp resigned from the commit
tee at Its meeting a year ago, after serv
ing the body since its Inception in the
early 11Ys. A few months ago he an
nounced his retirement from Yale ath
His re-election to the rules committet
is significant. It means that Walter
Camp, the father of collegiate football,
Is onee more an active figure In Yale
It means that the master hand of Wal
ter Camp wlU have something to do with
the football campaign Yale will wage
next fail.
Mr. Camp will act as Yale's represent
ative on the committee. What Is more,
he will act as football's most qualified
representative on football's own com
It was he who actually created the com
mittee close to forty years ago, and i
was he who captained four victorioui
Yale tenams-from 1831 to 1an un.
paralleled feat in Yale football history,
London, Feb. U.-The authorities havl
suggested to Jack Johnson that his rooni
is mnore desirable than his company. Ii
has been made clear to the negro pra
fighter that if be does not leave volun
tarily be probably will be deported.
Johnson took the hint, and announced
that be will sail on March 3 ,or Seutt
America., 'Tie former champion has bees
beading a revue lately, touring the prov
laces, and has been making "barrels of
nmneMy." There have been innumnerable
em"Pants received by the authoritie
with relard to his obnozions httentiona
to white woen.n
lirtacsIand Piteher Realbach.
Chicago, Feb. 2.-Edwardi Reulbach
star of the Cub staR In the dayi
when the Cubs watve the stars of the
baseball niver-se, baa bean awarded
to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Pat Pow
era handling the affalrs of Natrri
Uneiair, whe held Reulbach's eon
trect, notided President Weeghina:
and Maneae Tinbeg to thia & Si
a. eewmmm-..
The Crei
Difference of Opinie I Devd
Champions Bsck in ths
my Stamm 1M. 19S1
OLD Amos Rusis says "The I
near as fast as it used to
not as great and there never
could do as much as old Mike Kelly."
One can find such a quotation fr
diamond stars most every Sunday
morning when he picks up his sport
sheet to read the progress of the stove
The present day fan, when he reads
things like that generally says "bunk."
"Why, there ain't none of them who
was ever equal to Ty Cobb or "Smoke
ball" Walter Johnson when it comes
to playing the game. No man ever
lived who could bang 'em out like
Tyrus, or speed 'em over like our Wal
ter. That's the old stdil of the has
never see nothing like that 'bout the
letes, such as runners and oarsmen."
It is no doubt true that there is v
about the great oarsmen of other da
wants to hear what wonderful athlet
ask one of the old boys what was
that ever sat in a boat. After havir
tion. set yourself for a couple of h:
great things done by the most wonde1
pulled an oar, and I might add, this w
pened to belong to the same club and
your old friend belonged.
The diference of opinion as to whi
crew ever turned out by a Washingt
this day very acute.
If you want to know just how acu
the old feljotws who belonged to one
during the eighties. If he happened
in the Potomac laver regatta of 19%6
these four men won the junior and senior
fours and on the same day rowed in an
eight with the members of the Potomac
light-weight four, a crew composed of
Kearney. Fisher. Warden and Offley,
that had just won the senior light-weight
chanpionship. They were victorious in
the senior race. John Hadley Doyle was
coxswain of this eight.
The big fbur. as the heavy crew was
known, went to Staten Island. N. Y.. in
1887 and defeated a field of nine other
entries. thereby winning a trophy em
blematke of the. championship of Amer
Ica. and valued at $1,000.
Charles W. Worden, who rowed In the
Potomac light-weight four was consid
ered one of the most remarkable oars
men of his day. small in figure. but great
in power.
The Potomac River regatta of 116
was a great event for the Potonac Boat
Club, for beside winning the junior and
senior heavy-weight fours, the senior
light-weight four and the senior eight.
its scullers, Fisher and Kearney, gained
victories. Fisher winning the inter
mediate singles and Kearney the junior
and senior singles.
The Potomac's greatest rival for su
premacy on the Potomac River was
the Columbia Athletic Club. The Co
lumbias had only been organised a
short while before they began to
make themselves heard from.
From 1813 to 181 they had what
was known as the Columbias' big
four, composed of Nute. Wade, Kon
drup. who during that time rowed in
number of victorious races, both in
Washington and in other parts of the
In 1884 they journeyed to the Na
tional Regatta at Watkins, N. Y.,
and won the senior event, the next
year they went to the National at
Boston and again won.
The first event in which the Columbias
were represented by an eight was at the
Sesqui Centenlal in Philadelphia in 188M,
when their crew won the honors of the
day by winning the senior event.
The club did not own an eight at that
time and the crew were forced to use a
boat in the race that they had borrowed
from one of the Philadelphia clube
The first eight-oared boat the Colum
bias ever used was loaned to them by
their rivals, the Potomacs. and in this
they got their training for their Phila
delphia race.
When one takes into consideration the
difficulties under which the crew was
forced to row, that in, training In one
boat and using a strange one in the
race. the feat performed by them was a
worthy criterian of the many great vic
tories the Columbias had during the ten
years following.
Many an did Washingtonian can re
member the days when the Potomac
Boat Club and the Columbia. had
their hot fights on the Old Potomac,
The Analostana,, too, were in many a
worthy battle and gave a good an
count of themselves, but it was al
ways the greatest wish of every Po
tomac man to beat a Columbia crew.
and the same feeling existed with a
Columbia man in his desire to hand a
licking to a Potomac boat.
There is one club I have not men
tioned that lived for a short while
during the early eighties, the second
Washington boat club, or as It was
called, the Washington Rowing Club.
It was organized In 1588 and only lasted
two years, but during that time gave *
very good account of Itself.
One of the most notable feat. pei.
formed by its crews was when their
senior four. composed of r. Dyer, R,
Ryan. C. Baker and H. Sweeney, won a
victory over the Coluimbias at a regatta
held at Fortress Mqnroe. The same cree
later won the four-oared race at the
Virginia Rowing Association's regatta
the following year.
The club went to the wall about 1i
and the members joined the Columbia
Athletic Club.
I have not the epase to tell of the many
great happenings In the local rewing
world during the eighties, for from re
ports of the time several volumes could
be written on the greatest petted in thu
history of local rowing.
During the late nineties the game gavi
way to acme eatent In popular favor ti
the bicycle crase which took held of the
sport-loving public about this time, bu
there is reoord of regattas being held og
the Potoaco during this perliod.
The Columbia Atheltic Club kava
up rewo shout 10SS after a at
wonderful record whiekb aede the
known all oer the oantry, as a
dangeroue opponent. in any~ weetta,
and west in for saira athletthm
4gAthletes Each
s of The~.r Re~e
test i History o
ped on Loc1Coumba Athki
Ecarly tomac Boa
l Boat Cub man, as
sMe today is not toiac had during
th aqetin stop 6
e. Teteams are ..h
was a player who crew.' The Columb
that ever rowed a
one of the old never was and nev
a boat through the
stunt back in those
were." Such would
Mention Potom
Analoetan man td
Period and he will
ame thing applies
other clubs.
Put the same qi
man and the same
side of the questior
great crew in his c
.een. You don't As to which wa
>ther kinds of ath- resented a Washing
decide. but one thi
wy little pblished a greater rivalry ik
between the Colui
rs, but if any one Club and the Potom
es they were just
the greatest crew the rowing game in
g askedtheques- height of popularity
urs review of the A majority of
ful crew that ever things so I have dr
derful crew .ap- which the mosthav
at the same tune, under of the gres
udrthe colors of
Four, composed
rh was the greatest Elmore.
in boat club is to They were note
they won champio
e it is, ask one of events as well as
of the boat clubs River. This crew
to be a Columbia defeat.
sports and sent athletics to many out
of-town meets. At one time the club
had a large athletic field on Analos
tan Island where many athietic carni
vals were held.
In 19 the Y. M. C. A took over the
building of the club on G street and the
Columbias were forced to obtain quarters
up on Fourteeenth street northwest, but
they had begun to go to pieces and broke
up about a year later.
In 189 the Georgetown University Boat
Cluh was organised and for the firat
year they used a shell and the beat
house of the Potomae Boat Club, which
club did much to get them started in
the game.
There had been a Georgetown College
Boat Club back it% 1880, but it lived such
a short time there Is very little record of
anything-it accomplished.
About 1900 the Georgetown club took
over the old Columbia Athletic Club
boathouse at the foot of Thirty-second
street and used it until they secured the
old Langley airship barge which they
anchored just above the Aqueduct
Georgetown's best showing was
made at the Poughkeesie Regatta in
1903. when her crew rowed a close
second to Cornell, defeating Wiscon
sin, Pennsylvania and Columbia.
Through lack of support the game
was abandoned at Georgetown in
One hear. little of rowing during the
late nineties. but in 19 the Potomacs
attempted to revive interest and organ
ised a junior crew for the Middle States
Regatta at Philadelphia on Labor Day.
The crew, composed of Wilson Young,
bow; Frank, Gordon. 2; W. J. Mangan, 3;
Sully B. Maize. 4; William Britt, 6; Bob
Heth. 6; Joe Daly, 7; Claude Luneford,
stroke. and Jude Crowe, coxswain, made
a good showing, winning over a large
field in the junior eight race.
In 188 C. W. Hecox, the father of high
school rowing in this city, organized a
crew composed of students at Central.
The crew rowed under the colors of the
Columbia Athletic Club and gave a good
account of itself in a number of local
In order to develop his football squad
at Tech High in 10. Hecox organ
ized one of the fastest crews ever.
turned out by a Washington boat
The crew was composed of Brew
ster, stroke: H. Ellis. 7; Wayne Hart.
6; Bower Spransy, 5: Bullough, 4;
Small. 3: DeCarre, 2; W. Thrall, bow,
and Josh Slocum. coxswain.
On the Fourth of July that year, row
ing under the colors of the Potomac
Boat Club, they won the .junior race in
the People's Regatta at Philadelphia.
They were coached for this race by Carl
Mueller and Joe Daly.
After the Fourth of July race. Pat
Dempsey, one of the beat coaches in
this country, took hold of the crew and
put them in shape for the National Re
gatta in Philadelphia in August.
After winning the intermediate paee
in this regatta from a clabsy field. (hey
entered in the senior eight and were
barely nosed out by the Argonauts of
Not only did the boys make a great
showing in the rowing game, but that
year Tech did not lose a game of foot
ball. Previous to the organisation of this
famous crew, the Potomaca had another
classy eight which deserves mention.
The crew was composed of D. S. Bliss.
E. C. Thompson, D. F. McGowan, A. C.
DuGanne, C. J7. Meuller, H. W. Barber,
J7. B. Boock, R. C. Scott and E. C. Ha
necks, coxswain.
In the Middle States Regatta at
Staten Island, N. Y., on September 5,
1904, this crew walked away from the
Argonauts of Cmman and the Maitas
of Philadelphia.
The Washington Post Regatta of
1910 furnished the Potomac. with an
opportunity to pick up a number of
prises, their junior eight defeating
Analostans and the Virginlas from
Richmoed, while in the senior event
their eight won from the Arundels
and Aerlels of Baltimore.
Not only did the eights make a greal
showing in this regatta, but Joe Dal)
won .the ehampionship siagles handi
Daly later gave up the gamne and Gm
lay and Carl Meuller came into promi
Previo1 to Daly's time as champion
Dick Reddington had made a -bid fot
high honors in -the seinfleris" class.
In 1510 the Potemacs had a fat juniol
eight entered in the National Regatti
held Ia this city. They goet fte-a, bed
m-~ hasa sammas am a. the ammn~ .ini
ctive Clubs
'Aquatic Gaine
tic ClIb, Analostan, and No
t Club Controlled South
en Sports.
hin about the wonderful crew Po
that period. and after having asked
bck and watch the explosion.
he Potomacs never had a wonderful
as had the only real wonderful crew
boat on the Potomac River. There
er will be four men who could'pull
water the way our big four did the
days. They were real oarsmen, they
[ be the reply you would get.
tc Boat Club to a Columbia or an
ky who was in the sport during that
immediately begin to see red. The
to a Potomac man in regard to the
testion to an Analostan or a Potomac I
3utburst would be heard on the other
, each putting forth a claim for some
the greatest crew that has ever rep
ton Boat Club, I will not attempt to
1g is certain, there never has existed
any branch of sports than there was
>ia Athletic Club, the Analostan Boat
lac Boat Club during the period when
the District had reached its greatest
from about 1880 to 1892.
he old boys seem to agree on some
two my conclusions on the facts upon
a agreed and present them as given.
test four-oared crews that ever rowed
a local club was the Old Potomac
>f Dyer. Reynolds, Robinson, and
I in the days of 1885 to 1887, when
)ships in a number of out-of-town
cleaning up things on the Potomac
won eleven straight races without a
were barely nosed out by the star Ue
troit Boat Club crew.
The Potomac had a junior eight com
pete in the Middle States Regatta at Bal
timore in 1911. They won the junior event
from a large field and finished a close
second in the intermediate class.
The Analostans had dropped out of
the races again as a contender for a
number of years, but in 1912 liacox
brought to the club another Tech
High School crew and since that time
the Analostans have been very suc
On July 4 of that year Ilecox coached
a crew that rowed second to the fast
New Rochile eight at the Peoples
Regatta at Philadelphia.
The Middle States Regatta was held
on the Potomac on Labor Day, 1912, but
Washington's representatives were not
very fortunate.
The junior eight race was the most
spectacular of the day, three crews being
entered, the Analostans. Aeriels, of Bal
timore. and the Potomacs.
The Potomacs were left at the start by
a full boat length, but before the race
was half over they were leading by a
quarter of a length.
They held this lead until about twenty
strokes from the tinish, when one of
the men in the boat caught a bad crab
and put them out of the race.
They were nosed out at the finish
eighteen inches vby the Aerial crew, the
Analostans being a close third.
The next year on the Fourth of July
the Analostana and Potomaca sent crews
to the Peoples' Regatta in Philadelphia.
The Analostans won the junior race.
with Potomacs a close second out of a
field of six starters.
The Potomac double. composed of
Thrall and Meuller. won the junior
double sculls on the same day. On
Labor Day of that year the Potomacs
sent their junior eight, a double and
a gig to the Middle States at New
York and come Nibme with two wins
out of three starts.
The junior eight rowed a dead heat
with the Arundels, of Baltimore, and
In 1914 the Americans made a good
at the start of the race and lost every
chance they had of winning.
The double won the intermediate event
In easy style, while the gig crew walked
away from a large field in the senior
gig race.
Tn 1914 the Anslostans made a good
showing at the Peoples' Regatta at Phil
adelphia on July Fourth, their junior
eight winning their race, but being dis
qualified on account of a foul commit
ted near the finish.
On Labor Day they sent a crew to the
Middle States at Baltimore and won both
the junior and intermediate eights.
The men who represented Analostan in
that regatta were: V. E. West. G. W.
Fraser. W. M. Tuckrer. D. H. Lockwood,
"t. Willis. C. P. Crowder, A. B. Prosise,
J. F. Chase and C. W. Simpeon. coxs
wain, in the junior race, and M. J. UII
man and W. E. Boryer in the places of
West and Tucker in the intermediate
The Potomacs entered in this regatta
a gig, composed of A. S. Quintard,
J. F. Farnsworth. G. C. Hutterly, Don
Macdonald and Dud. Browne, coxswain.
and a double consisting of W. F. Powell
and F. T. Chamberlin.
The gig won both the junior and In
termediate races and the double came.
first in the junior event.
Labor Day last fail was a big day for
the Potokiac crews at the Middle States
regatta at Philadelphia.
To start things, the Potomac squad,
composed of Ted Quintard, Frank. Smith.
H. C. Hutterly and Don MacDonald, a
crew that hadl only started to learn the
sculling game three weeks before, were
barely nosed out In the junior race by the
Metropolitan. of New York.
With a little more practice in steering
a squrad this crew would have won the
race with ease, this fault causing themv
to stop rowing twice during the race in
order to prevent fouling, still with this
handicap they defeated five other crews.
In the second event in which the Po.
tomacs entered, their junior eight wori
from the snapy Virginia goat Club cree
and the fast Vesper eight bya full ba'
The members of the Potomac eight on
that day were: A. F. Garner. bow: Don
McKinney 2, L. IC. 'Ashford 5, T. Farna
worth 4. J. D. Bebout 5. P. G. Wrenn 6,
E. M. Foster 7. Ray Clark stroke, and B
McD, Kints coxswain.
Beet for. Empp~eae.
The crew was coached for this race b;
Claude R. Zappohe, a man who has bee,
a leader a well as a suggester et thb
r.mas mn See man ha Irt yaar
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WAINf zinQOi'r7.
New York, Feb. 26.-Phil Bloom, the
Brooklyn light-weight, will be the next
,pponent of Champion Freddie Welsh.
The two have signed up for a ten-round
lout to he stsaged at the Broadway
Rporting Club of Brooklyn on February
:9. Bloom is one of the most promising
lghters in the light-weight division and
has been going "great guns" lately.
Leading Colleges and Schools in T'his
Vicinity Invited to Com
College Park. Md.. Feb. 26.-Indications
are that the Maryland Agriculture Col
lege track and fild games to be held at
College Park, May 30, will be the most
successful in the history of the college.
Practically all colleges and preparatory
schools in this section have been invited
to compete. and there is no reason to be
lieve'any will refuse.
Invitations have als- been extended
to "uite a few schools at considerable
distance. S.eral of these Institutions
have never ben repre.,ented in meets in
this locality. auid needless to say. ac
ceptance on their part. sImply because
of this fact. would add greatly to the
interest in the mert.
Among the schools and colleges in this
section who are expected to be repre
sented in the game- are Catholic t'niver
sity. Gallautlet. Western Maryland.
Washington College. Chestertown. Md.;
Mt. St. Mary's. St John's. all the Wash
ington high schools with the possible
ex.ception of Business and Eastern. St.
Aliban, several shools in and around
Baltimore, and the public schools of
Prince George County and many others.
The Farmers have for the last several
years gained the State championship
over the other Maryland colleges and
with such an exceptional array of talent
as they have shown themselves to be
possessed of this year. It is generally
conceded that they stand a splendid
chance of capturing the title.
The Aggies will start outdoor work on
their cinder path at College Park just as
soon as the weather permits.
Sfcial to 'n- W.aingro Held.
Alexandrie. Va.. Feb. 26.-An important
business meeting of the Cardinal Ath
letic Club will be held at the home of
Sylvester A. Breen, 12= King street. Sun
day. February -'. at, 8 o'clock p. m. Jo
seph Owens. secretary-treasurer, will list
the members of the 1914 baseball team
and submit them to the athletic commit
tee for consideration.
and the showing made by them is a
splendid credit to his ability In this line.
It is expected that the crew will be
intact, with one exception, for next sea
son and should give a good account of
The Pot6macs finished up the day with
victory when Capt. Frank Chamberlin
and Irst Lieut. Bill Powell paddled in
ahead of a field of seven other starters
in the intermediate double sculls.
The Analostans had only one entry in
this regatta, their senior eight, hut with
this lone crew they fell only four feel
short of winning the classic of the day
the senior eight race. -
It can be seen from the above review
that Washington has been as well repre
sented in the rowing game as any other
city of like size in the country.
From the time of the first Washington
crew in the seventies to the present day
crews from the local clubs have gainedi
victories in many nationsl and interna
tional rowing regattas and with two such
clubs as the Analostani and Potomac, the
District can expect to see headines in
many a paper during the rowing seesaw
for years to come, "Washington Crewi
-There are no two rowing clubs in the
country that deserve the support of the
public more than the clubs located in
the city of Washington, being organised
in the late seventies, they have continued
to foster the cleanest and greatest sport
of all times and today have It on a good
sound foundation upon which It should
lire for years to come.
.A history of local rowing would not
be complete if I did not mention te
names of those who for years haye bees
untiring in their efforts to keep up in.
tereat in the manly sport, and are in a
great measure responsible for the healthy
condition of the game today,
The following are some of those whos
have worked and are still laboring in the
interest of rowing: Lou Fisher. Bol
Rioward, C. R. Zap'pone. R. Rt. Perry, J
H, Deoyle, Rt. Et. Pairo,.7J. P. Evans. F.
Rt. U'nderwoo, EC. R. Gasch,. J. T. Daly
F. T. Chamberlin. A. U. Nevilus. W. C
McKinney, . J. Nolan. V. E. West and
numerous ethers I cannot at present re
Mr. Poster's third article on rowin
:will appear exclushvely in nleaStande
A. C. B. A. RepresentatWive
Says "Beantown"Will Send
Lare Deatin Here.
Developments of the last week in the
Atlantia Coast Asseciation tournament
dians were highly gratifying to the men
who are working for the suacme of the
sig sporting event. 7-cal bowlers are
lmthusiatically working out details of
he affair. and from out-of-town come
osy-hued accounts of the progress of
he pin knights of the different cities
The District Duckpin League oficially
Iscided last week to take all Its prize
noney and enter the ten teams of the
eague in the team events. The quints
Who have the beat chances of geting the
"Inning prime money readily agreed to
>ool their money along with the teams
Which were way down in the standing.
rie Barber & Rome team of the Commer
lal League, a team to represent the Bea
>ridge Company, a team from the Center
tarket, captained by Nick Chaconap. a
adies' team entered by the Grand Ceon
ral alley. and teams from several local
>anks were others to exppress intention
tf competing.
In addition to the New York bowlers.
who are working to beat the present fifty
teams that have decided to come here.
qew England in putting forth great ef
rorts to swell the list. The expenses of
retting the bowlers from this section
>f the country to Washington is con
diderable. but a careful check by Secre
tary Donovan, of the A. C. B. A . as to
the number of teams reveal, the fact
that about sixteen quints have decided
to ome here. Together with the non
bowlers who will travel to the National
Capital with the several teams this
means that over 150 will he in the party
April 7 has been suggested as the date
upon which the New Englanderia will
leave Boston. and it is therefore likely
that April 9 will be set aside as New
England day. It will take at least two
days to accommodate the team singles
and doubles.
The trip of the local tenpin men to
Richmond yesterday stirred up great
enthusiasm in the Southern town. In
the party that went on the boosting
trip were Harry Krauss. I~ck Harber.
"Buck" Allison. Fritz. Eddie McKnew
and Jimmy Fields. who did the actual
bowling, while of the "boorters" there
were a number of others. Including Tom
Grand. George t'rlsey. Pop Halley. I
B. Fletcher. Ernest Dulin. Pr. Shad^.
Moe Goldberg, Harry Arminger and If
T. Rodier.
It will be recalled by the local bowling
fans that Richmond entered into the tHi
city tournament here three )ears ago
In great stylr and from the tenor -f
the speeches delivered at the banqie
in the Southern city last night they %ill
repeat in the A. C. B. A. event.
A three-ball tournament is to be heid
by the twto teams in the near future to
help defray expenses Into the tourn
ment. The Capitol Hills. until this year
members of the National Capital Imague.
will hold one of these popular events
soon at the Capitol Hill alleys, while the
Casinos will stage one shortly at the
popular Fourteenth street alleys. Both
teams are going into all three events.
Entries close in the tournament March
X. and the entrance money has started
to come in to headquarters. In the
Chamber of Commerce. already.
Biiard Note.
The return of Firmin Cassignol. the
French champion. to this country and a
policy of expansion recently adopted by
the National Association of Amateur Bil-11
liard Players have given a fillip to the
balkline game Challenges Iseed last
week by G. Butler Sutton. of Chicago. to
Champion Willie Hoppe. and to any other
player in the world also have helped to
stimulate interest.
Cassignol. who has held the French
title since 19110 when he defeated Mau
rice Vignaux. has been showing great
form at Maurice Daly's room at New
York. averaging from D0 to n against
Welker Cochran. and going as high as
100 on one occasion. He is under Daly's
management and will make a trip Wt
next month in company with Welker I
Cochran. A triangular match which he a
been arranged by W. P. Mussev at Chi
cago. will have young Jake Schaefer as I
the third contestant.
Although Cassignol's greater experi
ence should be a big factor In his favor.
the two young American players are
coming along so fast that it will not be
long before they will take equal rank
with the leaders of the older school
There is no possibility that Hoppe will
play either Cassignol or C. Butler Sut
ton until his present tour with Koji
Yamada has ended. and this will carry
the champion as far as Honolulu. Hoppe
is having one of the most successful
tours of his career, and does not pro
pose to drop the substance for the shad
ow. unless the latter is substantial shad
ow. The champion announced in Mll
waukee last week he would Play anyone
in the world for 2.i00 to $10,000 side bets.
winner take all, but under present con
ditIons It in not likely he wIll get a
match at these figure. However there
seems to be strong possibilIty that Hoppe
will play both Sutton and Cassig-nol. in
the tall.
GI. Butler Button is the name undcer
which George Sutton. the Chicagoan.
will appear professionally in future. ThisI
was the name under which he first
played, and as he in sometimes confused
with George Button, the handless play
er of Milwaukee. he has decided to re
vert to his old title.
Sutton Is confident he has mastered
a stroke which will prove a world
beater and asserts it came to him as a
Christmas gift. He has been making
huge runs on his home table, but aa
it. has done thia before and then fallen
down in matchea, the fans will not be
overly optimistic of anything the vet
eran may spring. However. he Is In
real earneet about meeting Champion
Stoppe, and has posted S200 with the
Brunswick Balke-Collender Company
as a forfeit for the match.
Louis Reusche, the new president of
the National Association of Amateur
Billiard Playera. Is planning an exten
sive campaign to promote more tourna
ment. for the amateur,. One of his
main objects will be the promotion of
State championshlpa, and for this pur
pose the N. A. A. B. P. will lssue char
tera. Interstate championahips are
also a part of the program.
Mr. Reusche reallae. that the na
tional organiastion has bean little
more than a name and he and his as
soclatea propose to work hard to
make it a real governing and promo
tional body.
amateur charnpionshipa. there ha
been no co-operation with the nationa
body which ptoposea now to tak
greater Interest in these and promote
tournameata and inaugurate a 6mpa
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