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THE FARMER: FEBRUARY 15, 1913
page of sgoirrs 1 Yale Coaches Still Oppose Numbering; Football Players li5iBYWeinU FUTURE OF INTERNATIONAL UNCERTAIN YET YALE OBJECTS TO NUMBERS ' FOR ELI FOOTBALL PLAYERS New York, Feb.. 15- The fate of the International League hangs in the balance today, when the club owners fet together1 at the Hotel Imperial, I but judging from the optimistic atti tude of the advance guard which fathered at the hotel last night the Class AA' league will pull ' through with Osttng colors. . ; President ESirrow sail hopes that the New lork Nattonal League club jrill permit the Jersey City cluD to operate somewhere, in the Bronx, but If in the ' end President Hempstead refuses, President Barrow has other Irons in the? fire. The New England territory off ars. good inducements for H Class AA clhxb, three cities already having become interested in a possi ble transfer. . PresidVent McOaifery and Ucten heim of Toronto and Montreal came ut stromgiy last night .against the supposition that the war had affect ed the conditions in tb.es port world In Canada. Lictenheim started that he would go right ahead and -, operate next year. A He is willing to adhere to President Barrows' offer that each club. part up U),000 toward an emer gency fund'.' -." JOKSIHY DOMDEE AJ1B JOE MANOQT iu zo-aouriD Parents Don't Like Publicity Idea and Coaches Think It Will Hurt ' Strategy Numbering football players is one of the most perplexing Questions Yale athletic officials have . recently tried to settle. . There are several objec tions and protests from several sour ces) to adopting the numbering system although Captain Alex Wilson and the football management are eager to sat isfy the public demand that numbers be placed upon the backs of .the players. . ; Three distinct objections have aris en to the ordering of numbers, for the Yale players next fall. ' The first and oldest lies in the belief - of the Yale coaches. , that : strategy r will be sacrificed -if the, players are. number ed. . Experiments' with 'numbering (-'have recently been made 'at Yale and will probably be continued v , at . the spring practice. : . These have shown that it is much easier :-. to detect;: a star : player who has a number on his back' than the same- player without his number. Yale" and Harvard strategy relies t much upon, masked "plays and numbers up on 'the 'players', backs are believed to detract' largely from the- effectiveness of the hidden ; plays. Harvard -won the Michigan game thrdush the use of a hidden attack and - Yale conquered Notre Dame and Virginia the past fall by employing an attack that could not have been masked had the Eli players worn - numbers. .' The second objection- has come from parents of undergraduates and from the faculty of the local instifui tion. They oppose much of the pub licity and magnitude of the present .game of football and regard the in troduction pf identification numbers on the backs of the players as an ap proach, to. professional sport ' which i they do not countenance. - , The third objection to player-numbers rests with - experiments recently made in the Yale - bowl. '"-"Numbers have been put" on players', backs, and attempts made to read them from va rious angles and parts of the field. It ' is barely --possible", to distinguish numbers of as large size as can be conveniently worn .-' between : players' shoulders at as great a distance as from one side of the field!" to the other. Yale's decision "on, the numbering sit uation "Willi not -be -announced; before next fall. .-.''- V Nrrf-f:le.ns. La.. !FeSt. 16 Johnnie '.Dundee, the Now York lightweight, J and Joe- J&Mot,'ol this racy, ioubxm. twenty rounds to . a draw Saturday It -was the second meeting between. " the pair, and they put u-p a fast boat all the way. It lootoed as if Dundee were the more clever, but . Mandot made up for that- in aggresBiveness. A draw was the only fair decision that could be gjven- - . .r . Sco-tty Monteith, Dundee's manag er, was very sore over the decision. .He said: .''''"'v "Dundee "outf oragfat .and outboxed Mandot in sixteen oratof.the twenty rounds, and yet the referee called It a draw. If ever a -boy won a fight Dundee beat Mandot. I have posted nnn forfeit for a re-tarn, match, 'but Mandot's vmanager refuses to accept the weights Dunaes 1 ' poonua, Mandot 1S3 pounds at 10 a. m. Owner Lannin Claims . International Clubs r Won't oin Outlaws i 'Rnstnti'.' Feh. : 15. Whatever grounds there may be for the rumor that four of the 7 International league clubs are seriously considering- a jump to Fed eral league raadcs and that some of. the n.o-natoo of President. "Barrows' or ganization are eimply waiting to learn TCudict to e given, by Jaidge Uan- dis In. the suit now pending. President iDannin of the Red Sox is confident Hint these stories- have atue more foundation than a Jiost of others! thart lATn been started . from the same wvnwe ' t -- ' "The JnternatLonal league will start Its schedule as usual and when the eon&r rinss there will be no weaklings. mid. the : Boston magnate yesterday. ?If I did not have the fullest confi dence in-the integrity of the organisa tion and of its ability to live through another stormy, season- I - would, not Slave made plans for the training trip- of. the rovaaence team. Irresponslxe men, wno nv no right to talk for the Federal league, have come ottt with these foolish sto ries. -and these tales, instead of helping 'the Federals in. any way have really. been- to the detriment of the interests of a few clean' and responsible, men, " -who have been forced to carry the burden of Federal league activity and - ' nmvliln .most of the sinews of war. mar - - - - "We all hasve seen how . that project to put a. Fedteral league In New Etrrg .land. has been abandoned. I do. not be lieve , that the Federals ever seriously contemplated . a move such as this. That talked of unison- between New s England league and , Eastern, league clubs fell by the wayside and. now, in the desperate endeavor to create fur ther tangles, these men 'who .make yarns out -of whole cloth are origina ting other improbable stories. BOSTOH MAGHATE SAYS BILL JAMES ; WDII'T GET RAISE RIBBONS HOPE TO TACKLE WALtUM'S STARS TOMORROW FANS' OWN COLUMN- F A T7 S T THE EXCEtiiEJfT l!Ul3CnS f . BE81 OABABBI ' S3-12 ELLI STREET Boston. Feb. 151 President . Gaffney of the Boston Nationals is in- line to emphaticaly agree witlf the noted say ing, "every little 'bit of trouble added. to every other little bit of - trouble makes just a little Dit.more. ; Now. he faces a-hreat by Bill James, the tall right-hander of the" world champs' pitching staff, and one of the most distinguished heroes of the nota ble .world's series of last fall,, to take his dolls and go . off and leave the Braves flat on their backs. t Bill, in other . words,, wants more money than ' his contract calls, for. It appears that Bill's plaint is that he thinly he deserves a sweetening of the kitty because of his remarkable ' work during the season, ana m the worm s series, in short being - morally deserv ing of extra Com. ' 1 ' .- ,v To this Mr. Gaff ney. makes reply iby proxy of Secretary Nickerson. "When the Braves were- in, the dumps back in. the early part of July Bill James was signed up to a three-year, contract. 1(K day. clause-' removed, calling for $4,00b a year.- '- , . There was no indication then that the team was going to hit its great stride and come through a winner. James was tickled to death to be ibl& to, append his signature to the docu ment offered him, as under the cir cumstances he might well be. - ' . Uren though the team might have finished in the cellar-for last season and two seasons to come he was cer tain of a good salary, . a 'liberal one when the (risks and uncertainties of baseball -e considered 'James can play with no other clul than: the Boston "Nationals. The risk was all on Mr. . GSaffney's side when James was given the contract and it is up to him to live up to the terms of. the document. That is all there is to it. . He is a valuable member of the team and is bound by law to fulfil his agreement with the club. His attitude is unreasonable and will ' gain him nothing." . The Blue Ribbon basfiSitball players will go to Norwalk tonight for what they hope will be the last game of the series. If the Ribbons win to night they capture'the- series and will be . ready to tackle , Harry Wallum's New York state leaguers at Colonial hall tomorrow night. ". If, -Norwalk wins the Ribbons will take Norwalk on tomorrow night here f r the final game. - ' . - - Wallum is very confident that his team can beat the Ribbons. He says he has-the best men from the New York State league, outside. of the three leaguers who- are. with the Ribbons., These aref Beckman, Clin ton and Swenson. McMillan, regard ed as the greatestc enter in the bus iness, will be with the visitors and so will Barger of the Troy five. This will be- a three game series. - The preliminary! will be between the St. Augustine's and a "picked team. The usual dancing will be ' enjoyed. If the New York , Staters play the lineup will be: RIBBONS NEW YORKERS Beckman ...... . . . . . . Wallum ' , Right Forward V - Clinton . , . ... . . . . .'. . . .i Smolick - Left Forward f. Leonard McMillan . Center ' " - : Roach Biggane Right ' Guard Swenson . . ; ....... j . Barger Left Guard , VAIIT GORRI TO REFEREE RITCHIE Allff WELSH BOUT New York, Feb. 15 Jimmy John ston, matchmaker for bouts in Madi son -Square Garden, last night, assert ed that he had cabled Eugene Corri' the English; stock -ibroker referee, to come here - and officiate at the Willie Ritchie-.Freddie ' Welsh " bout on March1 11. ; - . Ritchie is said to object to Billy nocne as reiereo, TOt ne is likely to object more strenuously to Corri, who refereed the - Ritchie-Welsh bout at the National Sporting club in London last July, when Freddie . took the .worlos lightweight title from, the American champion. . The question .also . arises: Why is it necessary, to import a. British ref eree .when there are so many good ones in this country? When dt comes to ref ereeing a bout- a la American. Kid , McPartland, for instance, could give Corri cards and spades, and beat him at that, . JIM COFFEY ISSUES DEFI - TO WILL ROAST GIANTS FOR KEEPING TERNATIONALS FROM BRONX New York, Feb. 15 James Coffey has been asked to become a "bobby" in Dublin. He has a brother on the police force in the capital of Ire land and in a recent letter to the Irish champion he calls upon Jim to come home and , join the force, as they need alert - strong men to fill the places of policemen who are now at war. "I won't be a bobby or think of any other position," said Coffey yester day,, "until after I fight-Jess Willard for the white hope championship. I am - certain that 1 can whip , him. That's' why I'm anxious for him to defeat Jack Johnson when they meet at Juarez. I easily outpointed Gun boat Smith and. Smith obtained a referee's decision over Willard in a. twenty-round bout in . California. "Because 6f my victory over Smith I claim that I am the., proper man to meet Jack Johnson. After I meet Jack (Twin) Sullivan' at the . Fair mont A. C. on Thursday jiight I will go to Juarez to challenge the winner of the Johnson -Willard bout." - : UMPIRE QUISLE Y KEEPS WORKING IN ALL SPORTING JOBS Snappy Snapshots Of Interest To Those Who Follow Sporting: Events (By .Wagner) . The .National league is receiving a lot of -harsh -criticism for its failure to come to the rescue of the Interna tional league, an organization which has borne the brunt of the fight against the Federals. ' Before last season started the International . had the third best league-in the country with plants worth over. $200,000. But competition with the Federals - in Baltimore: and Buffalo last: season gave the Internationals a body:, blow. They have stuck to organized - ball in the present crisis and all they have received frorh . the National league was conversation." Now. when : they have a chance,, to keep their league together: - by transferring the Jersey City club.. to the Bronx, the Giants step in anl block the plan. The.pro- ,posed park is six miles, away from, the Poloi grounds and would not interfere with the Giants' attendance. Such tactics as those; practiced by the New York magnates are. making minor lea guers .wonder if it pays after all to be loyal to organized ball. , New York, Feb. 15: Ernest C. Quiff ley, iron man "umpire, 'who graduated to the National league from the New York State, is strong for the , year round training" scheme. Unlike the average arbitrator, who is "content to knock off work after calling balls and strikes or alibiine himself out of countless "close ones" during the strenous six months of active cam paigning, this member of the National league staff belieyes iri maying hay while the sun smnes. , In addition to officiating in the eight -ball yards of the parent circuit during the pennant season and in the White Sox-Cubs city series, QUigley judged plays, in ten football games -in the Missouri .Valley and other western college conferences.. 1 - Immediately , upon - the conclusion of the gridiron activities he . turned his attention to dancing and with his( wife conducted classes in Various Kansas towns exploiting the newest - prances in" the social realm. . . , Janary U found Quigley back on the Job in the role of a basketball ref eree and all set to officiate in 41 los ing contests. Those Judging assign ments added to the. 154-game schedule of the National league will serve- to keep Quigley on the firing line in 205 athletic engagements luring the 365 days of the year. In fact, the busy official contends it is a hew record for long-distance ser-. vice. ' Quigley served "for 13 - years as director of athletics at St. Mary's Col lege, St. Mary's -Kan., and gave up that position to assume the lUmpire- Man's burden. Recently he , was of fered the position of baseball coach at Purdue University. , , - i I : : -J, Birmingham Has Big Job to Get Winner , ' With Cleveland Club The Brooklyn Federals are going to train in a place ten .miles from a rail road station" and three miles from a telegraph wire. Pitcher Dick Ru dolph of the Braves says they must be going there for secret practice. - The Federals tried to get Pitcher Baumgardner . away from the . St. Louis Browns but he refused to fall for the outlaws. ' ' OFFER $10,000 TO KILBANE FOR BOUT WITH KID WILLIAMS Philadelphia, Pa., Feb.- 15 Ten thousand dollars has been offered for the privilege of staging the proposed Ktl'bane-Williams bout. Promoter Harry Edwards of the Olympia A. ? A, ; made this 'bid .at a conference 'between the , fight, man agers' and the fistic promoters, held at the Bingham hotel. Promoter Jack McGuigan of the National A. C was present, and at , the time was unable to " raise this offer until he had consulted his backers: " Promoter Edwards made it clear that this purse of $10,000 Would' be divided equally among the two par ticipants. To this the manager agreed. The weight1 question has been settled.- Kil-bane " has -withdrawn his ultimatum of 122 pounds at 8 o'clock and is ready to make rjngside FOUR VETERANS OF CUBS RELEASED TO CUT DOWN EXPENSE "AN ACTOR'S BiANQUETK" Eboea for An Member of tbe Family. BOSTON ooOE . STORE -- SWS9 MAIN STTKEBTr- Foli'i Xheatre Bnlldins. j : Tjy-TO DATE BARBER SHOP fTVSS BARBEB8 NO WATTOTO WCLJULAM HcCOHBS COM Main Stiver Jtoagtaa' ShoeStorw VL K. BELLWOOD, M. OL P. - pbone l-OSa-4 Iiioeiised Chiropodist n- Dr. Thompson Praetieo Limited to Men 12S SSAEV STI1EEI BrfaStfrlKg. Cow. j INUUy a. to. to a t- m, ' Aonclaya lO a. m. to a p. in Everything is in readiness for the big one act musical comedy, "An Ac tor's Banquet," which will open a two days' stand commencing this eve ning at .Eagles' hall .under the aus pices of the St. -Joseph's T. B. & JU. ' association. No expense, labor or time has been spared nby - the enter tainiaent committee to make s "An Actor's ' Banquet,", prove one of the biggest hits ever produced by the St. Joes. Director William Toomey who will handle the comedy and Prof. , Harry Maloney, taking care of the musical numbers of the program were well . pleased with the final re hearsal. Due to the length : of the program the ' orchestra will start playing" at 8:15 o'clock sharp and the curtain will rise a few minutes af ter. Dancing will be in -order after" the performance. Reserved seats can Ibe secured from the members or at the door. -A small additional charge will be made for the same. CIjEANEASY, BEST BAND SOAP Guaranteed not to injure the skin. Instantly removes Stove Polish, Bust, Grease, Ink, Paint and Dirt. For the hand or. clothing. . Large can .10 cents. Manufactured by Wm. R. Winn, 344 Stratford avenue " The Brooklyn Federals have"" offer ed the use of their field to the Ford ham football management for the big gamemexl season. The ,offer has not yet been accepted because Paul Lannin, a son of Joseph Lannin, the Red Sox owner, is prominent in Ford- ham athletics and there complications. might be High and Pipp are being condemn ed for .their action in trying to hold up the New York Americans for more salary. They say Detroit , has a chanoe f or : the world's series money and therefore they .should get a bonus for coming to New York. Detroit is about as likely to get into the world's series as Ban Johnson is to say a kind word- for the Federals. . S "' The. latest team- to bid, for Charley Brickley's' services as coach, is Johns Hopkins university of Baltimore. The Harvard star will be f able - to com mand a big price for his services be fore he finally signs.' ; ' ' - v, Matty Baldwin won a decision over 'Willie Beech er in .' Brooklyn" Saturday night. Beecher made a good show ing but ythe veteran knew tod much about the fine points. Yale and Princeton will play hoc key at the arena ' in New Haven on Wednesday. 'night. The Tigers have a fast seven and a number of local enthusiasts will probably go from this city : to see the game. , '. ' Willie Lewis, the veteran boxer, fell in pretty soft when he got $2,00 0 for going to Cuba to meet Young Ahearh. He lasted twor ounds with Ahearn. It is said that Lewis . was down and put financially before the fight. .. . . The Pittsburgh Nationals have re leased putfielder Joe Kelley to (Indi anapolis "o.f the American association, and Clarence Berger, . also,., an out fielder, has J been sent to Richmond of the Internationals.. . - 7 WHERE BiG LEAGUE BOYS WILL TRAK3 Within the next three weeks mow than 700 baseball players will toe scat tered through the south ana soutn- westj training for-ths annual pennant races, of the National. American and Federal leagues. As the lists stand at present, now. ever, the south Atlantic states will be the scene of. the greatest activity. Georgia will quarter six clubs within, her borders while Florida will enter tain five. Texas has been amed by four clubs as the state wherein to pre pare for the 1915 campaign. Missis sippi. Arkansas and Virginia claim two each, while California, Cuba, Ken tucky, and North Carolina will have at least one squad training within their boundaries during the month oe March. The list, arranged by leagues show- ins the citv or town where -the train ing camp will be located and the prob able date for reporting, is as follows:... , . NATIONAL LEAGUE. Club. Camp. " Boston Macon, Ga. ' : New York "Marlin Springs, Tex. St: Louis Hot Wells, Tex. Chicago Tampa,1 Fla. " Brooklyn Daytona, Fla. Philadelphia St. Petersburg, Fla. Pittsburgh Dawson Springs, Ky. ' Hot Springs. , Ark. . . . Cincinnati Alexandria, Va. , r . AMERICAN LEAGliai Club- Camp. ' Boston Hot Springs, , Ark. ? Philadelphia Jacksonville, Fla. ; ; Washington-Charlotteville, Va. Detroit Gulf port, Fla. St. Louis Houston, Tex. Chicagof-Paso Robles, Cal. New York Savannah, Ga. Cleveland San Antonio, Te:: ' . i FEDERAL LEAGUE. 'Club. Camp. 1 . Indianapolis VaWosta, Ga. Chicago Shrevesport, Miss. Baltimore Southern Flrtes, N. C. Buffalo Athens, Ga. Brooklyn Browns Wells, Miss. Kansas City Brunswick, Ga. Pittsburgh Augusta, Ga. . St. Louis Havana, Cuba. yr Sacred Heart St. Charles'-. . St. Mary's , . . St. John's v Chicago, Feb. 15 Four veterans of the Chicago Cubs have heard the rat tle of the can as a result of the re trenchment policy which the National- league clubs are following. Outfield er Tommy Leach, Inftelder Sweeney, Pitchers Stack and Charley , Smith are the ones to go. A difference over the. "salary ques tion, led, to Leach's release, while it was also said he was disappointed at not being appointed successor to Hank uuay. -Lieacn wanted 6,000 a year not 5,000. Leach came to the Chi cago Nationals with Lefty Leifield in the trade that took Hof man and Cole. the pitcher, to Pittsburgh, Sweeney was given to the .Cubs as part solace for the loss of Johnny EVers, who, ousted as manager by C. W. Murphy, .declined to play with his team, and was , signed by Boston. Sweeney's work was a disappointment to the club last season. Waivers were asked last year - on Smith, it is un derstood, 'but the club finally decided to retain him." Stack made his big league debut with the Cubs, later played with Philadelphia and Brook lyn, and returned here. James Sheckard, former Cub, and last year manager of the Cleveland American Assocaition team, probably will work as a scout for the local club. S l.gPQ New Fan Woolens B BEE iiYPORD BROTHERS BUT E East Side and West End' X Let Us Refill Your Fern Dish JOHN RECK & SON Cleveland, Feb. .' 15. Unlike .; George Stallings and , Cornelius McGillicuddy, Joseph Birmingham, manager of the Cleveland Indians, . is" one of those un fortunate big league leaders who has a few problems to ponder oyer prior to the start of the 1915 campaign. - Stallings knows just how his team will line up, while Connie Mack's ques tion is lust where Nap Lajoie will be placed in the batting order. But Jo- sephus enters" upon the training trip with three positions unsettled. ; Wood and Shields are his candidates for first base. Perhaps neither will quite fill the bill. , He has two real aspirants for the third sack, Terry Turner and Barb are. while- he admits that if neither Wood nor Shields makes good at first, he might shift Barbare over to the receiving cushion. He must also decide between Elmer Smith from "Waterbury and Harry Leibold when picking a man to play center field. And those three questions are not all that Manager Joe is forced to study. He must also arrange a new batting order, for Nap Lajoie, who has batted either fourth or fifth for Cleveland for many years, has made his last Cleve land hit. ' The lead-off man probably " will be either Liebold or Graney, both left- hand hitters. Each is a hard man to pitch to, Liebold ' having - taken 54 passes last year or 13 less . than Gra ney. Each batted .265. For the second place, there is Turner, who led the American league in sacrifice hits last season, or Ray Chapman. In view of the fact that Chapman, despite his ac cident, batted .257 last season, being excelled only by Joe Jackson, it is be believed Manager Birmingham will de cide to have his shortstop bat third, as he did at the close of last season. Joe Jackson ,of course, is slated for fourth place, the clean-up position. Now, that's the way Manager Joe might dope it out and then again he may have other plans entirely as. re gards the selection of batters for the second and third .notches of the batting- order. Bill Rod-gers stole 71 bases in the Coast league games last year, and a man with such base running ability ought to bat ahead of Jack son. Then there is a chance that Bar- bare will beat Turner out for third base. Barbare batted , .308 in the American league last September, al though his , Southern league mark was only .296. . Shields, who will battle with Hoy Wood for the first base job, is appar ently a better runner than Wood. Pete stole 38 bases in the Eastern associa tion, while Wood purloined only six in the American league. Wood", however, was a very fast runner -while in col lege, to6t was bothered by "charley horse"; most of last season. NOTRE DAME STAR, EICHENLAUB, TO QUIT v Notre Dame, Ind., Feb. 15 Ray mond Eichenlaub, track captain, for four years Notre Dame's premier athlete, has quit college athletics. "ESche" will be graduated in archi tecture in June. The reason assign ed for his retirement, from athletics is the pressure of work incident to graduation. . ' STANDING. W. . 8 ,7 ,5 1 Ii... 3 3 5 10 P.O. .727 .700 .500 .091 Sacred Heart 27 St. John's 12. St. Mary's 21, St. Charlets 17 (Game protested.) Games Friday at. St. Charles'. Hall. Sacred Heart vs. St. Charles 8: 30. St.' John's vs. St. Mary's 9:30., ' (By "Old Man Grump.") v . The games scheduled to be played in the Holy Names leagae tonight have been postponed on account ft the various other entertainments' scheduled for this evening. To night's games have been postponed until Friday when they will -be play ed in St. Charles' hall. The meeting of the directors scheduled for yester day afternoon was also postponed until Thursday evening.' ' The meet ing will be held in St. Charles' H. N. club rooms. ,) The statement of the secretary given in another paper, that' the di rectors had voted to- play but one game a week is erroneous. Some of the directors voted that . way St. Mary's and. Sacred Heart's, namely. St. , John's and St. Charles' are op posed to one game a week ; and in sist on playing two a week. , Thi3 matter , will be discussed at the meet ine Thursday and if the Hearts and Marys carry their point, I will say upon good authority,' that the St. : Charles have played their last game in the league. They are not quitters. A team that, is willing to play twice a week can not b'e rated as a quitter and they will fight to Ahe last, ditch to have the bylaws lived up to. They call for two games a. week-and 'two there must toe in the opinion of the ''directors'1 of the -St; Charles' five. -i St. John's also; insist on "playing twice ""a week, (therefore it - behooves the directors to abide by the sched ule, and bylaws if they wish to have the league continue. It would toe a downright shame if the old boat crashed upon the rocks after such a gloriousj start but if the Charles and Johns, who have furnished . both courts to the league, have to be con tent with . one game a week, they will play independent ball on their own courts. , Should the legue now dissolve, ac cording to a ruling" once- handed down, by the A. A. U., the St. Charles, having taken the series from all three teams, would be proclaimed the "un disputed champions. Readers will please note . that the contest between the,. Charles and St. Marys on Friday is not . recorded . as. a -;win fo r St. Marys and wil not be Until the protest-! iS - thrashed out at the meeting. There " was 'yet oho- more minute left to play .when the St. -.Mary time keeper called "'time up" and the Al ma; : Mater players immediately left the floor. ' Therefore the game is as yet unfinished and finished it must Ibe . before the ' victory will toe re corded in favor, of St. Mary's. Here's hoping that a little' common sense will be used at the meeting, of the directors, Thursday. , ANNIVERSARIES ' OF RING BATTLES 1911 Jess Willard made his formal ring debut, losing on foul to Louis Fink in 10 rounds at Sapulpa, Oklai Willard was then an awkward," good natured giant, with little but his size to recommend him as a "white hope" candidate. Sapulpa ' was then . fight v crazy, owing to the activities, of Carl Morris, who had knocked out the old . veteran, Marvin Hart, in the Okla homa town a short time before. The Oklahoma fans were wild about the big engineer, and Willard got little at tention. Shortly after the Fink fight Jess went to El Reno and knocked out Ed Burke, and then met Fink again in Oklahoma City. This time Jess won by a knockout in the 3rd round.. After several other successful battles in Oklahoma Willard retired for a time, but in 1912 returned to the fing and pHit' away, John Young at Fort Wayne, Ind He then went to New York, where his battles with Pelkey and Luther McCarthy and his knockout of Soldier Kearhs put him in the limelight as the real article in pale hopes. Willard has improved a lot since he made his debut 4 years ago today, but -- , 1891 Mattie McCue (Matt Foul- son,) Danish-German boxer, born ia Racine,' Wis. . , . 1899 Peter Maher defeated Tom Conroy in 7 rounds at, Hartford, Conn. 1906 Billy. Rhodes defeated Dick Fitzpatrick in 15 rounds at Daven port, Ia. -,v , ,.,, MOTORSITS AWAIT OPENING OF AUTO EXHIBITTONIGHt Armory Will Be Ablaze with Light For Big Show Many Novel Features Automobilists who' attend the auto show at the State Armory this even ing ; are requested to drive up from the south side and , leave from the north side. Arrangements will toe made for cars to park in Lumber street. East Washington avenue and Housatbnic avenue. Tonight, at 7:30 the. doors of the big Armory will be thrown open for the biggest and best exposition of motor cars and acces sories ever presented here. The show this year is given under the auspices of the Coast Artillery Corps companies, the Coast Artillery Corps band; the Medical Corps and the Third Division Naval Reserves. The armory has been beautifully decorated, the color - schemes being yellow and white and hundreds of incadescent, lights will make tne nuge building glow like a California sun set. All sorts of cars will toe shown, handsome limousines, magnificent touring cars, natty runabouts, the light delivery cars used " in 'business, all sorts of motor trucks, coupes; landaus, motorcycles and all sorts of accessories. . The Warren Bros, of Boston, will have ah exhibit with the , material which are used in their patented pavement "Warrenite." They will al so show moving : pictures in the par lors of the Fourth Company, illus trating the making of a" Warrenite roadway from the time, the material is gathered in the rough until the , roadbed As laid. - Earle W. Pimm, personal represen tative ,of , the company, will ..describe each operation. Edith Alice Hughes' ladies' orchestra will furnish music each afternoon and evening with a daily change of program. "The show will toe open from 10' each morning until 11 each evening. - More, inter est is taken in the show , this year than ever before. y 1-; , '.A FRENCH CYCLE CORPS A DOES VALUABLE WORK a Paris, Feb: 15. "The winged in fantry" or French cycling corps, has rendered such good service that the contingent is being increased consid erably. : Though cycling as a sport continued its hold on France longer than on any other country it was, like the auto mobile, neglected by the army until August 1913, when the Minister of War, authorized, its use in conjunction with , the: cavalry, with " the object of increasing . the offensive capacity of the j latter. - War has proven that it has a wide scope of usefulness, -being able to replace the ' cavalry ; entirely where the ground is unfavorable, with the, added efficiency of, the infantry." . Cyclists , in the army receive the same 'training .as the : infantry, with a special ; course of instruction in the use of the bicycle in -the field. They are trained in the exercise of folding their, machines until -they are capable of making a , halt, shouldering their outfit and transforming - themselves into . infantry ready to charge in One minute. .' . One of the oldest cyclists in the ser vice' is, no doubt, the veteran Dhers,, who was one of the champions of France 30 years ago. His two sons, Edouard and Eugene, .who were also champions in their turn, are cyclist messengers. Honore Fossler, anoth er veteran, and his son Henri, a well known long distance rider, are also carrying despatches. - Pelican and Flamingo. The book of the pelican's bill is rck and undoubtedly the fable that the pel lean feeds its young- witJf blood from its own breast originated in the bird's habit of ' pressing the ' bill upon tha breast in order to more easily ecopt the pouch, when tlw red tip-might mistakim for brood.. Another explana tion is that the pelii-an became confus ed with the flaihibgo. which discharges Into the moutli of. Us youug a secretion which in color resembles blood. v ' ' -Curing a Cold. . The. water; cure i?. very ancient- la an old prescriptiou booU-.,of ..a famous physician of more than a hundred years ago this curious remedy for a. cold is found: "Let' ye patient who feels a cold coming' on eat of a fine, big salt herring just before going to .bed.. This will make ye patient drink plenty of water." If you have iiot strength of purpose to drink freely of water for. the mold's sake make your self thirsty as best you can only take all the , water possible. ..' DISORDERLY FOREIGNERS . CHASED FROM JAPAN "STokohoma, Japan, Feb. 15. The Japanese authorities have ordered the expulsion from Japan , of four- Ger mans and one Englishman who have been found guilty of actions disturb ing peace and order. - - The authorities have decided uipon a stricter surveillance of Germans and A-ustrians In the country. - ; One Way. Tramp - Ah. mum, ' I've charged many a battery in my day. Woman "Where and when? Tramp Oh, when I worked In the battery department of an electric automobile concern. New lork Globe. - - His Mean Comment. ! Wife (reading) Here's the advertise ment of a matrimonial agency offering; .to supply any man with a wife for i Uar. Husband Oh. of course'. It sts less to get into trouble than it does to get out again. CONSCIENCE. Conscience is justice's best minis ter. It threatens, promises, rewards and punishes and keeps, all under its control. The busy must attend to its remonstrances, the most pow erful submit to its - reproof and the angry endure its upbraiding?. While conscience is our friend ail is peace, "but if once offended fare well to the tranquil mind. Mary Wortley Montagu. . Farmer Want Ada.' One Cent a X"