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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN, SUNDAY MORNING, -JANUARY 5, 1913.
VALLEY LEAGUE Si USE PAGE TWO MOTORCYCLE S .Will St .art February IdUi; Republican Baseball Cup the Prize; Several Teams Already Practicing; P. II. S. Squad Starts Monday There Is no "dull season" in Phoe nician athletics, and the high school la even now In the midst of a parox ism of sportive activity; football was ij sooner over than tra.'k work was begun, and now baseball practice is to be . ared. By Monday evening two diamonds will be in readiness at Fifth and McKinley, and two squads of embryo Ty Cobbs will be chasing the ball around. Until the first of February, the prospective will be divided along: class lines; Manager Grable will have charge of one squad, and Captain Johnson of the other. A series of games will take place between Grable Senior-Juniors and Johnson Soph. Freshmen, and before Freburary fif teenth a school team will be picked and put in the field to fight for The Republican baseball cup. The Valley league series this year will be the third of the annual con tests for the trophy cup; the - In dians won the series of 1911 and their name stands first on the trophy; last year the Normal took the champion ship, and the cup is now enthroned in the Tempe school. The school that wins the cup three times comes into permanent possession of the prize. "Word comes from the south side that the Normal players have been practicing for some time; interclass baseball is the feature at the Indian school just now; and Monday the revels will begin on the Phoenix field. Mesa and Tempe high schools are not at all backward when it comes to a championship contest and it is probable that both will have teams in the field in a few days. o Rav Sevmour Rode Fastest Official Mile in 36 Sec onds; Some Astonishing Records of Professionals and Amateurs Sporting Chat Hot off the Bail The spectacle of Rube Marquard standing back on his heels and de manding $10,000 a year to pitch for Muggsy McGraw and the Giants does rot swallow like good dessert to the average fan. The fan is nothing if he is not a dopester, and with his little book of records in his memory, he figures out that Rube has not yet returned service in full for that dear 11,000 bones, that wise old Jawn J. handed over the counter to Indianap olis for the privilege oZ barir'j Rube as a useless ornament to the Polo only delivered the goods for two sea sons, which just about pays the in terest on the 'leven thou. "Young Lochinvar has come out from the west. Uf all the wide border, his punch is the best. He put but Jim Flynn, and he knock ed Palzer stiff. And 'tis said he carries in each hand a biff That would .-mother an ox, when it lands iii a jiff." With apologies to a famous Scotchman. The facility with which Luther Mc Carty fools a fan while In training seem3 to be equalled only by his ability to go home with the bacon after the bout. Six months ago, he was spoken of as a big dub, stuck on his own looks and not oi sufficient class to get out of the Carl Morris division of - wanta-be's. Yet in three weeks, he has humbled the two -leading heavyweight pugilists of the country, one" of whom has been a crusher of white hopes : for years, and the other of whom was looked upon as the heavyweight velocipede to roll out the black business in pugilism. Lute's eyes are - now - sparkling with p.easure almost as brightly as the diamonds in Uncle Tom McCarey's belt, a souvenir belt, worth more than $1000 that has been prepared for the winner of the heavyweight ontest. There are only two or three white pugs In the world now actively engaged in the business who are likely to be able to stand before the young Missouri giant. He can well lay claim to the heavy championship of the world . without feeling any tipprehension .that his prowess will be questioned until another crop of white hopes is raised by the public bleeding pug promoter. The fastest official mile traveled by ! a motorcycle; during the year of 1912 j was 36 4-5 seconds. This was at the rate of 97.82 miles an ' hour and was ridden by Ray Seymour at Los Angeles, Cal., May 17, 1912. j On the same day and in the same ; test Seymour flashed on around the : track, mile after mile, until he had j hung up new official records up to and including "0 miles. He rode the 20 miles in 12:52 4-5. A few days later, on May 24. he broke the existing records from 20 to 30 miles, riding the 30 miles in 20:21 4-5.. These were the only new professional t records made during 1912, although j there were many attempts in which the j record was not adopted as official for ! various reasons announced by the com- i petition committee of the Federation of ; American Motorcyclists. Jake DeRosier, the old motorcycle 'war-horse" still holds the official pro fessional records made during 1911 and 1910, from 35 to 100 miles. DeRosier's I time for 100 miles is 75:24 2-5. In the amateur field Lon Claflln hung up a new series of official rec ords from 1 mile to 17 miles for 1912. His first mile was made in 8 2-5 sec onds two seconds slower t3han Sey mour's professional time. This record I was also made at Los Angeles, Cal., on j the ame day that Seymour cleaned the slate up to 20 miles May 17. Claflin's time for the seventeen miles was 11:24 3-5. G. Gustafson made a record of 400 miles in 4:92:36 at Springfield, Mass.. Oct. 1, 1909. On the following day C. Spencer hung up records from 500 to 1,000 miles at Springfield. His time for 1,000 miles was 22:20:59. Following are the F. A. M. national championships for 1912, these cham pionships being competed for each year: - Two-mile F. A- M. Championship, won by Don Johns, Chicago, June 2nd, j 1912. Time, 2:01. One hour- F. A. M. Championship. J. U. Constant, Detroit, June 23rd, 19r2. Distance, 66 miles. " x. Five miles F. A. M. Professional Championship, Ray Seymour, Colum bus, July 19th, 1912. Time. 3:22 2-5. Ten miles F. A. M. Professional Championship, Eddie Hasha, Columbus, Ohio, July 19th. Time, 6:40 2-5. ' Fifteen miles F. A. M. Professional Championship, Eddie Hasha, Columbus, j Ohio, July 20th. Time, 10:53 4-5. Ten-mile F. A. M. Amateur Cham pionship, J. U. Constant.- Columbus, Ohio. July 20th. Time 6:59.1-5. Five-mile F. A. M. Amateur Cham pionship. Don Clark, Columbus, Ohio, Jury 20th, 1912. Time, 4:28. One-mile F. A." M. Amateur Cham pionship, J. U. Constant, Columbus, Ohio, Judy 20th, 1912. Time. :40 1-5. o i iyJiJul!J : to) ill 0 i 11 300.000 ars Be Solid This Yeair Five Passenger F. O. B. Phoenix Two Passenger 7 F. O. B. Phoenix, n Ten Cars rrive' 'Monday it There has been some cissatlon of that talk of the Vernon baseball team coming here next spring for the opening training. And that ain't all. We hear no more of the stuff ui.out Vernon -owning the Los Ange les club franchise. In that particular corner of the world dominated by El Paso, and In which Douglas. Bisbee, Cananea, Al buquerque and possibly Tucson are said to be located, there is a great deal of talk at present 'of a revival this year of the old Cactus Baseball league. If it is possible for these cities to put up teams and obtain recognition from the national associa- Sir James Callahan, manager of the White Sox. says that sitting on the bench is not to his liking and that he will play in left again next year. . o After being out of the game for a couple of years, Orvie Overall, ,for merly of he Cubs, wants to come back and pitch for any big league team except the Cubs. i o In explaining his break with his manager, Aleck McLean, Matty Bald win says that McLean did not get him enough bouts. o Jim Flynn's next bout will be with Tom McMahon, the Pittsburg heavy weight, the muss to be staged in New York the latter part of this month. o Charley Ledoux, the French ban tam, who has returned to France, may not box again for two years, as he will have to enter the army in '.he near future. brand and put them into the little toy bank, by putting a crimp In the aspirations of one Ollie Kirk. The coast fight fans are yelling "Coward" at John because he will not go out west and fight this rude Dundee person, who yearns for gore and glory. Johnny Kilbane has always been known as one of this here shrewd sort, and the fact that he is staying around where the picking is good Indicates that he wants enough coin of the realm to last him va while before he takes any chances with his championship crown. - All Ford cars are fully equipped. The classy new runabout will be out in about two weeks. Ford speaks at Los Angeles. He states that the. Standard Oil Co. hasn't enough money to buy the Ford factory, for up to the present time the Ford factory has been rushed to keep up wi th their orders. ; Rydloilph u 417 West 'Washington Street Agent Maricopa and Pinal Counties George Standing Will j Retire From Racket 1 ssOkf : L ' fZ'V 4 ' U 7 BILL FOR RELIEF OF IRE ACTORS Long Campaign Waged, in Germany IJesults in In troduction of Measure Protecting From Theatri cal Managers There was a nice story appearing in the eastern papers the other day notifying the world that Life Insur ance Agent Christy Mathewson had saved a beautiful school girl ' fan from being expelled from school. For a nice retiring fellow, who minds his own business and says little, Big Six gets more newspaper publicity than any baseball flayer in the jungles. "There is a reason." - The coaches of the losing universi ties of last year's football season are again tinkering with the rules .These rules will be mended so much and tion of baseball leagues, it is quite i amended so much the ordinary foot- likely that a "D" class league and perhaps a "C" class league could be supported reasonably well. But If Bnother attempt Is 'to be made to maintain an expensive independent league ,lt is likely to end again in fi nancial failure. However this maV be It is well enough known that some of the games played by . the teams of the former Cactus league were equal to many games in 'Class "A" leagues throughout the country. Johnny Kilbane, the feather champ, weighted a few more dolars with his ball fan will know next to nothing about the game in the course of ' a year or two. 'Joe Rivers is swelling around New York, wearing' good clothes, telling folks how it is done in the big Ver non arena. Joe is shortly to trade biffs with a dentist party by the nom de "ring of Leach Cross, who plugs teeth for "a business and blacks eyes for pleasure. But he said "that's no business." A new year and a new champion. NEW YORK, 'Jan. 4. George Stand ing, champion racket player of the world and the racket and tennis club professional retired from competition Ja;.uar l ai.fl will 'devote hi? eh tire time to his duties at the racket club. With the. exception of Toin T'.-itit of Boston, Standing is the oldest instruc tor of rackets and court tennis in the United States and for several y?;ir3 has . been reoe'n:zed as the leading ex ponent of the .game in the professional r:mks. Since his - arrival in '.hi- country Standing has, defeated many of the leading racket and court tennis players of Europe. lor many years Standing was" classed among the four best racket, play-s. in the worid He de feated Tom- Pettit of Boston. Fred Forrester of Lakewood, Alf Tpmkins of Philadelphia and many others and wan the acknowledged, chfimpior r-i Arneri ' a. His vie! iry over Pete La. ham of lingland," one1' of the p.reatest racket players of all times, gave him the 1WorM's championship, which he- suc cessfully defended against Ferdmar. 1 Garcin of ian -... '."M.'.lin'ji, the pres ent British champion, and others. With Stai'Iinji- on the retired list there 'are no players of championship, caliber in this country, although there are several promising young-, players acting as. instructors in New York, Philadelphia. Boston and Tuxedo. associated press dispatch .BERLIN, Jn. 4. The long campaign waged by German actors has resulted in the introduction in the Reichstag of a bill designed to. afford members' of the profession relief from the. present arbitrary decisions of theatrical man agers. " If the legislation is enacted the right of the manager to discharge a player after month's probation will be denied.- The bill abolishes all probation ary or conditional contracts. No re hearsals may be held after evening performances, '.and rehearsals on Sun days and holidays are sharply restrict ed. The producer,- too, must supply all costumes that cannot be worn in com mon life. The managers claim that the last provision" would work a. great hardship upon them and point out that it would of necessity result in lowering still further the - already small salaries which are paitl to German actors and actresses, except in the case of large, well-paying, playhouses in the big cities. ' bility of Berliners through an alleged j inheritance of $450,000 from an uncle j in Russia. Spei was able to embark in extensive building operations, many of which were conducted at a point on credit based on the supposed inheri tance, but finally defrauded workmen, contractors and others out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. The pair led a luxurious life while the story was believed, furnished an expensive apartment in a good section of the city and played no small role in the social life of their quarter until the bubble burst. Gustav Woelferling, an ex-sergcant in the German army, has just been sen tenced to fifteen years' hard labor as a penalty for too much prosperity. Woelferling was long detailed as sec retary at the military headquarters at Thorn, near the Russian frontier, where he enjoyed the utmost confi dence and had access to confidential military plans. Early in 1912 he re signed from., the army with the best wishes of his superior officers, but suspicion was aroused when after a few months of quiet life he began to spend money freely and place mortg ages bn a scale ail out of proportion with his former pay and pension. The military authorities hart him closely watched and through counter espionage and. in other ways finally established that the trusted sergeant had for 'years been betraying to tlie Russian authorities" mobilization plans and other material of grear value to them in case ofwar. After a secret trial he was given the highest permissible sentence, fifteen years at hard labor, fined $3,750 and mone loaned on mortgages by hirn to the amount of $17,650 ordered confis cated to the state; the total of $21,000 apparently representing his profits as a Russian spy. o MUNICH ROYALTY IS MODEST. As far as meeting royalty is con cerned, Munich is a great contract to Berlin. It is impossible to stay long in the Prussian capital without having one's path stopped or impeded by the passing of some prince of the royal house or at all events, by the cohorts of police who safeguard them. Orie may stay for months in Munich with out seeing more than a royal carriage driving past, almost unnoticed except for the raising of hats. The popularity of the Witteisbachs is genuine, and every- Municher takes a 'lively interest in the ways and doings of the members of the royal house.. .The tragic history of the Witteisbachs in recent times is perhaps the reason why the personali- . ties of the present generation seem somewhat effaced. Thy at all events take care not to stand in the limelight. From the Manchester Guardian. AN OLD INDIAN Kc MEDY S. S. 8. i3 one of tn.2 oldest of 'medicines; it was prepared and used by t!ie Indian Medicine Man hundreds of years ago ia the treatment of all blood disorders. Of course it did not then bear its present name, but the formula fcr compounding it was just what it is today, and its results then as now, en tirely satisfactory to those who nsed it. S. S. S. is made entirely of roots, herbs and barks without the addition cf a particle of mineral. It is the widest known and the best acting blood purifier before, the public today. Thjs great remedy cures Rheumatism, Catarrh, Sores and Ulcers, Skia Diseases, Scrofula, Specific Ulood Poison and any and all blood infections and impurities. No one need fear to use S. S. S. It is perfectly safe for any system, and its fine vegetable tonic effects especially recommend it to all weak, debilitated persons whomay bein need of ablood purifier. S. S. S." . . . . . . j goes into tne circulation ana removes every particle of impurity, humor or poison from the blood. S. S. S. act3 most pleasantly and leneficially on thestomach, assists in toning up the digestive metnbers.and contributes in every way to the blessing of strong robust health. Write for free book on the blood aud any medical advice you wish. S. S. S. is sold at drugstores. ' Tim SWIFT SPECIFIC C0 ATLANTA. GA J E. ,W. Kerngeld, a"" fifteen-year-old lad, has just been honored by the pro duction by the famous Philharmonic orchestra, under the direction of Ar thur Nikisch, of a dramatic overture, his fourtli work of importance. The Nikisch concerts are musical events of the first importance in musi cal Berlin and when the program was announced musical critics and habitual concert-goers worried their heads over the identity of this msterious composer whose work had been selected for such signal distinction. " Disregarding the youth of the com poser the critics have praised the work highly as .showing complete master of the ar of orchestration and modern musical technique and the experience of a" composer of years' training. A certain lack of originality, to be ex pected in so young a musician under the influence of composers like Strauss, was the chief cnticism brought against him an-d this is he is expected to out grow., . . ; ' Although the story of Matlame Hum bert and her -fraudulant millions has presumably penetrated all parts of the world, a German version of the swindle has just been stopped and the perpetra' tor, Mrs. -Annl Sanueck,- sentenced to 2Vz years imprisonment. With a . companion, an architect named Spei. he played upon the gulli(- iblHes 33 :& 40 45 50 Fully equipped, F.' 0. B. Phoenix . . . . ...... $1350 Fully equipped, F. O. B. Phoenix ... ; ....... $1625 Fully equipped, F. 0. B. Phoenix ......... $1900 Little Six, F. 0. B. 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