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THE FARMER: FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 1909.
ONE DAY'S DOINGS IN SPORTLAND Before the Broadway A. C, of Phila .elphia last night. Kd. Casey of this iity, the former Acorn and Villa Nova college football player did awav with two heavyweights. In the first bout Casey knocked out Jack Cooper of Columbus In the third round. In the other bout Casey was given the decis ion over Jack Williams of Pittsburg in the third round. Both were slashing affairs and showed that Casey is round ing Into class by leaps and bounds. Its no cinch to so into battle and knock a man out and then tackle another. Both men had it on Casey in weight, but the Park City product knew he had the goods and delivered It. Casey is a prime favorite in Quakertown where large crowds always turn out to see his mills. His next bout will be with Jack Reed of Philadelphia, which will he a return bout. Casey having re ceived a decision over the Quaker in a former engagement. i New York, March 6. Matthew Ma- oney, the Marathon runner who re cently retired fron the amateur ranks, will make his debut as a professional to-night when he meets "Pat" White the Irish champion, in a race covering the full Marathon course. If the men show the speed to-night that they have in the practice, it will be a record breaking performance. iiowell. Mass., March 5. Tips from clever Jimmy Gardner's book applied with force to Tommy Sawyer, of Rock land, Me., enabled George Loucraft, the sparring partner of Gardner, to day to secure a victory against the "Pine Tree State" boy. The two met here last night before the Gladstone A. C Sawyer, whose right eye was ' closed by a blow in the third round, made a gallant fight but the superior j skill of Loucraft proved too mucn ror him. Bob Smith of Lowell, challenged the winner. Jimmy Gardner was intro duced and made a short address, thanking the Lowell people for the generous encouragement they have al ways given him. t aTfictnTi Ornish 5 TYimmv Therein of Lewiston and Jack Freeman of Bos- j ton both know to-day that they have Deen in a ngnt. u.ney mei iur i rounds before the Canadian A. C. and honors were even both being badly punished. DOUBLE HEADER B. B. TONIGHT AT Y. 1. C A. The two representative basketball teams of the local T. M. C. A. will play the two representative teams of the Meriden Y. M. C. A. to-night in a dou ble header state league basketball game. These four teams met in a simi lar game at Meriden last Saturday night and the Merldenites won out in both games. Last week the local Em ployed Boys were weakened by the absence of Luippold in at his old posi tion at forward. He will be in the line-up this week however. The Senior team expect to trim the Mer den sen iors in good shape because of the ab sence of side lines at Meriden whlclt put the Bridgeport players out. Meriden Seniors Hall and Liddlell, forwards; , Meskell, center; Nettleton and Boardman. guards. Br dgeport Seniors -HogK. .Cone and Donning, for wards; Barnesley and Curtiss, center; Lane and Hron, guards. Meriden Employed Boys Liening and Pratt, forwards; Meal, center; Meilken and McMahon. guards. Bridgeport Employed Boys Noel and Luippold, forwards: Lathrop. center; Delia Valle and Kirk, guards; Allen, substitute. The preliminary game will commence at 8 o'clock sharp. BOWLING. The "Victors took two points from the All-Americans. in the City League con test, last night, at the Arcade alleys, even if Sammy Brewer was there with th-3 wallop for the losers. Samuel roll ed a string of 279, which is the a.ey record for the season, going the former record held by Holah ten better. The scores: VICTORS. Budlom? 176 201 169 546 Smallwood 179 143 179 501 Lewis 192 181 215 588 Totals 546 525 ALL-AMERICANS. Tiernan 181 167 Giles 158 170 Brewer 190 279 5631634 163 511 173 501 196 665 5321677 Totals 529 616 The Victors still had some life in them and defeated the Nationals in two of the strings. Smallwood was rolling strongly and finished with a total of 610. The scores: VICTORS. Budlong 209 213 134 556 Smallwood 174 214 222 610 Lewis 213 192- 173 578 Totals Whalen . Williams Banks . . 696 617 NATIONALS. 180 14 216 156 216 193 5391744 168 512 177 548 152 561 4971621 Totals 612 612 In the first City league contest of the evening, the Nationals took all three games from the Clintons. Wil'lams. of the winners, put up two scores of over J00, but fell down on the third string. He ended with a total of 611. The scores: NATIONALS. Whalen 173 Williams 204 Banks 158 200 197 570 24S 16 611 192 213 563 Totals 535 638 572 1744 CLINTONS. Douglas 179 Sterling 156 J. Wilber 181 Totals 509 202 202 148 552 180 559 136 489 197 626 6131574 In a rattling good duck pin game, at 6-rcade alleys, Moran's Wallopers came Out over Scanlon's Pets, taking twT points to one. Tom Tiernan. of the tvinners. was high man with a total of 180. The scores: MORAN'S WALLOPERS. Moran 73 83 85 241 Tierney g7 82 101 280 Bailey 100 74 79 253 Brennan go SO 89 259 Ward 99 77 92 268 439 416 446 13il SCANLON'S PETS. Green 82 86 97 265 Graham 88 74 73 235 Peck, 87 87 71 245 Bcanlon 76 34 82 242 Guston 84 89 g. 264 417 420 4041241 Boston, March 5. Baseball is to-day booming at Harvard as the result of a well attended meeting of the friends of the game last night and practices are to begin at once. The heavy men attended the call for team candidates and they are of such quality as to make a team of stars probable. Cap tain A. H. Cochran. '09. spoke of the outlok of the team and the chances for the beginners. M. Waide, '10, man ager, also spoke of the prospects of the team and told of the trip which will be taken about the spring recess for the south when four games will be played. Boston, March 5. Jimmy Gardner, who is showing at a local theatre here on the strength of his recent win over Billy -McKinnon, is likely to again en ter the ring with the Roxbury boy. McKinnon feels that he can defeat Gardner and the latter is willing to let him try. The preliminaries are being arranged to-day and the match is ex pected that if again successful Gard ner will go after the scalps of Harry Lewis and a few other scrappers of prominence. St. Louis. Mo.. March 5. George Ed ward (Rube) Waddell's attorney said to-day that his suit for divorce would not interfere with his basebal. arrange ments, eince a decision is expected in April. Rube's papers, filed yesterday, asked freedom from his third wife. May Wynn Skinner, now res dent in Derry, N. H. They separated at Rad insr, Pa., the petition says, on Novem ber 28. 1907. because the night before, as a climax of her conduct. Mrs. Wad dell had remained from home In ad dition Rube accused his wife of revil ing him, "sicking" the dog on him. and keeping unseemly hours. Mrs. Waidell is expected to contest the suit and ask 2,000 alimony. New Haven.March 5. The main fea ture in to-nljrht's contest between the wrestling teams of Cornell and Tale at the latter's rvmnaslum will be the heavyweight match between Goeel of Yaie and Talbot of Cornell. bot represented America in the Olympic games last summer and the bout to night will virtually decide the inter collegiate championship. Cornell at present stands first in the inter-collegiate league with Yale and Prince ton tied for second. gASEBAI NOTES. By the terms of a trade put through yesterday Springfield gets Louis Bar bour, third baseman who was with Meriden last season. In return for th'.s player Springfield gives Northampton Bill Yale and Mike McAndrews. Yale was booked for the local club for which he formerly played but the wires couid not be worked right. Dave Braun will cover the third sack for the Buffalos in the Eastern league race this season. His release has been secured from McGraw; his usefulness to the Giants ended when he was oper ated upon- for appendicitis last season. Rev. William Thompson, the Metho dist leader of the so-called reform movement in Memphis, Tenn., has come out flat for Sunday baseball. He says it is no worse than "gossip in dulged in by society sisters on the Sab bath when flocked together." President Tracy of the Connecticut league said that thus far he has not received any complaint from any of the Waterbury players in regard to back pay. Unless there is a speedy adjustment of the trouble the league will take the matter up at its next meeting, as he sees pla'nly that the course the Waterbury club had Dur sued is a bad one for the league and one that will place it in a poor light. "Red" Waller again comes into the umeugni. xms time ne acids another me vjiinits to me injured list, xes terday in the game between the Regu lars nTirl th "T3o-c T .1 pitching for the Regulars was hit in me groin oy a swimy Datteo Dau from waiier s Dat, ana painfully hurt. President Pulliam of the National leaarue who is enjoying a much needed vacation has arrived in Florida where ne win remain for five weeks. He is soon to undergo an operation on his eyes, perhaps to see thintts In a dif ferent light. The Brooklyns will leave New York to-day for their training quarters in the South. All of the players have signed up and will depart with leader Ebbets except big Tim Jordan, the giani nrst Daseman. Jordan rece.ved nn tnrrpasp In nnlnrv loaf anenn v.,.- fell ofl in his playing. The Dodger president is willing to give Jordan the : amarj as lasL season. DUt aSKS that he attend strictly to business. Charlie Kennedy, formerly an umpire in the Connecticut State league, was fined $5 in a Springfield police court on Tuesday. It was brought out In court that Charlie started a rough house in front of his home on Saturday. Manager Bone of the New Haven team haa come out with the usual phrase that he has a bunch of wor d beaters. He announces his team as follows: Jope and Peaster. catchers; Carrick. Behrendt. Keenan. Fred LVII. and Phil Corcoran, pitchers: Havel second base; Sherwood, third base; Cantwell. Ambros, Phoenix, and Bob Stowe, shortstops; Snyder, left field; Zacher, centerfield; Conneil, right field. "Dutch" Sherwood of the New Ha ven team has received a raise in salary from Manager Bone and says that he will apppreclate it by showing how much the increase is worth this soason in his playing. Phil Corcoran is also to come in for an Increase. Manager 55eller of Springfield has put one over on Manager Hanna of New Britain, when he announced that he had sisrned Paul Wachob or Watch fob to catch for the Ponies this sea-son. Hanna had been try'ng all winter to land this man but Zeller was there with the coin. Accorslni. first baseman for North ampton will in all probability h drop ped from the team now that Bill YaVe has been secured. He stands a good chance of landing with the New Brit ain team as he would easily be mis taken for a Cuban. Zeller has also signed a leit handed pitcher named Dobems from Nashua, N. H. It wan rumored yesterday that when Jof McQInnlty purchased the Newark EritTri Txagu fMiih from Gorge T. Stalling he vun ai line as asrent for John T UniEh, nr-ldent of the New Vork Nafl-.rml tongue club. As the Giant maio more than J3OO.O0O for Brush Isn't hi partners last yar. it Is arfiK'i' that McCllnnlty knew where to secure a hank roll. If there is any truth In th'd report the Newark club will probably be used as a sort of training: school for McGraw s team. Life, Battles a-d Career of Battling Nelson II. Champion of the Dakotas By BATTLING NELSON. Lightweight Champion of the World COPYRIGHT. 1908. BY BATTLING NELSON IT was the early taste of heavy, hard outdoor work which served to build up and make a strong, sturdy "kid" of ine. Though not very tall. I was stockily built for a youngster, and when I quit the Ham mond company I was really doing a man's work. In 1897 I engaged In one bout at home with Ole Olson, and of course I won it. The Swede at the time had gained the reputation in Hegewisch and vicinity as being the best kid scrapper going. We had a boys' athlet ic club in Hegewisch called the White House club, which was organized im mediately after my decisive victory over "Wallace's Unknown." Ole Olson questioned my right to pose as the 'champion of Hegewisch, and a battle was arranged between us. Olson Gets a Licking. Olson, like the unknown, had It on me both in height, reach and weight; hut, despite this, I felt confident I could best him. In the opening round Olson went aft er me to make short work of it, and I certainly had to fight good and hard to stall off his fierce rushes and heavy in fighting. At the conclusion of this round it was pretty even at that. Again, in the second round he contin ued to carry the fight to me and at times had me covering up to avoid pun ishment. During these hard mixups, however, I was sending In telling left uppercuts, which were, as far as I could see, fast getting Ole's goat. I was the aggressor before the sec ond round was up, and when the bell tingled calling us up for the third and final round I was on top of my oppo nent in a jiffy. I handed him a series of heavy swings and short arm jolts at close quarters which knocked all the fight out of him. I knocked him down a few times, and when he came in at me I handed over a straight left which floored him. He went down for the count. After this battle I had an argument with my family because of the affair, and I ran away from home. "Going away, ma. to seek my for tune," was the childish note which I mailed to ma from Hegewisch on the evening of June 15, 1897. Ma still has this letter, and she is a witness to the fact that "I made good" my childish brag. I headed northward, beating my way in slow stages and working at odd jobs. I landed in Huron, S. D., about the middle part of July, a sadder and much wiser little tad. My two great victories, as I called them, over the unknown and the champion of Hege wisch, Olson, had caused the fighting bee to get busy in my bonnet. I se cured a position in a meat market in Huron at $15 per month and worked steadily until Christmas day. I de manded $20 a month, and when It was refused me I quit. Bat Becomes a Cowboy. Here I met up with a cowboy, and be took me out to one of the big ranches close by, where I became a regular cowboy. Another wild ambi tion of mine had been gratified. I had read novels of Buffalo Bill and other famous men of the plains and greatly admired their personalities and rec ords. So here I was astride a horse now and actually herding cattle. When winter set in I jumped the "chaps" and tossed the lariat aside A LITTLE WAEMINO UP EXLBCISE. and hiked over to Miller, S. D. Here I secured a job as waiter in the main hotel of the town. There was a pretty nice boxing club at Sioux Falls, S. D., at the time, and fights were being held over there weekly. That clinging ambition to become a great boxer wouldn't down in me, and early in May I Jumped over to the Falls. I called on the manager of the club and asked him to be good enough to bill me for a bout. He looked me ver critically and then said: "Well, sid. I'll take a chance with you. Be wound here next Saturday night, and Til put you on with the famous light weight, Freddie Green." Wins Fight In Sioux Falls. I was Johnny on the spot Saturday evening, all beaming with smiles over my good fortune and serenely confi dent. I wore for the first time in my ANYTHING- in a store worth advertising. X J. 1.1 1 1 - t jjei w puuuc krow through the columns of the small and the method eSziive. life regulation fighting shoes and had purchased a pair of pretty green trunks. "Hegewisch, Illinois!" exclaimed the master of ceremonies. "Where in the world is that located?" "And Battling Nelson I Whew, what a good fighting name! A regular Ad miral Nelson, eh?" "I'm Just starting out, sir," I an swered in all humility. "I have fought two battles to date and have managed to win both. That's all." I was up against a real classy fight er In Freddie Green. He had been bucking the padded arena for several years and was then known as "the champion of the Dakotas." From the tap of the gong in the first round to Its finish Green danced around me like a grasshopper, pecking bad Jabs into my face repeatedly and then dancing out of harm's way. My ! style then was slow and awkward, but I felt from the start that he couldn't knock me out, so as the fight pro gressed I became confident. He drew first blood in the fourth round. It was the first time in my short career that I had suffered such humiliation, and WRESTLES WITH THI DISHES. you can bet I was angry. I grew a bit wild and commenced to carry the fight to him. I worked him into a clinch and almost put him out with body blows. After this round he was over ly cautious and kept away from me. Cleverness a Novelty to Bat. It was a new experience for me, this slapping and getting away business of Green. I was really tiring, as I could not catch up with him at all. I chang ed my tactics then and laid back awhile. The crowd, under the impres sion that I was giving in, began to cry frantically to Green to rush In and fin ish me. I was warming up to the real fight er's work now. At the end of the round I had the champion hanging on to me. tired and badly battered, though still in the ring. He came up at the call of time In the seventh round in an extremely cautious manner, not making the slightest move to follow up his rush ing tactics of the early rounds. Wins Championship of Dakotas. On the other band, I assumed the aggressive, and when the old bell tap ped I was out of my corner In a jiffy and was on him like a tiger cat. I cut out a dizzy pace for Freddie, which I don't think he will ever for get, if he is still on earth, and I hope he is. I boxed and cuffed him all about the ring until he was groggy. Then I stepped back and handed him a left hook full on the jaw. They carried him out of the ring unconscious. 1 : was thereupon proclaimed the cham- plon of the Dakotas before I had shed my boxing gloves. My titles so far ! acquired were champion of Hege- ! wisch. champion of Wallace's circus and champion of the Dakotas. Returns Home and Fights Draw. After defeating several northern champions I decided to return home and secure, if possible, a few good bouts in the neighborhood of Chicago. Eddie Herman, another Hegewisch product, had been clean'ng up every fighter in the vicinity when I arrived, and my admirers in Chicago and at home prevailed upon me to go after him. Herman agreed to fisht me on my own doormat. Yes, and he certainly made me go some during the six rounds fought. He was fast on his feet, shifty on the order of Abe At tell. and for the first three rounds I could not get inside his guard. He refused to mix things with me, and as the scrap was for points the fourth round opened with his having the edge because of bis cleverness. He tired in the fourth after I had reached him a .tew times, and then the fun began. I forced the fighting, and at the con clusion of this round poor Eddie was a sight. He stalled during the first half of the fifth, but I got him and broke down his defense prettily. In the final round I beat him badly. The referee, however, gave him a shade when he held up both our hands for a draw decision. I had done well, bis friends said, even to stand him off that long. that is worth selling is wnat you nave to sell, "Farmer." 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