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ill IS mmmmim of pugilist . cactgori mow: ABILITY r 'T" l DDIE KBLLT, : -who- comes 1 from ; that section -of . New -York -known as Harlem,- is a pugilist. , He -says po, and! so does Jimmy De Forest, his, manager. .'That ought to- settle it. Eddie, also: is f -something of a . cartoonist and as proof . of this the tdrawiwrsv at the '. left are presented- V Eddie did them , with his pwn fair hands, the hands with whicS ' he bestows uppercuts, .. Jabs, swings, "wallops and other favors on enterpris r Ing young men who also think they are scrappers. ' - ' To prove 'that he is not afraid of his manager and De Forest knows- lome-?:ithlng- -about .deliviering and dodging ivallops-r-Eddie - began by, making . a -caricature of . Jimmy. .Perhaps he . did not. try .to make, a caricature. He may have intended ,to, produce a likeness. Well, anyway, he. got that out of his system, and then he rambled around at will, slipping In Scenes from pugilistic . " life, scenes he ' had - witnessed or In Which he' had participated. Being dl ' 'posed to1 honesty ' he naturally brought " in the- men- he . has whipped- recently, and" he-made at'sorf of cartoonical chal--'lenge at " Shugrae and White. 'Tf h ' fails-to whip theia in the: ring ,h will , taJve 'm on with pen, ink and paper. r, JECellyj is better known , on the Pacific coast, than he , is in- New Tork. ;,. He ! fought aound his native town for some time and- made a good record, . but 1 somehow he never had" a-chance at the better men; the men who would give :lilm a chance to rise.' So he left New Tork- and. went to California,- and be- fore'long had made a good reputa- . tion a .reputation . that ;had reached back to New York. So when he decid ed to. return to his home town he found that he was no longer a stranger and that he could" get good matches. Kelly knows that he will not be able to fight all. his life and so he is devel oping his talent for drawing. Without having had any lessons, he shows much promise, 'and 1he hopes -that .when Fa ther Time retires him from the-ring he will be in, a position to draw- cartoons for a. living.' . ONLY CASE ON RECORD. ' rpHEREl is only One instance on rec-I .-, . ord.of an umpire putting a man out of a game who was asleep, . Vic Willis was the victim. Vic was with ..the , Boston team, and the players on the bench were warbling at. Emslie every instant. Bob was listening hard, . striving to identify the culprits and keeping an eye toward the bench. I Finally he whirled and called -out: V "Willis dff the field. Get out of there! . , x -, The Boston players suddenly became convulsed with mirth. Emslie rushed to the bench to enforce his mandate, and : there was. Willis, sound asleep and snoring, with his head resting against 1 the; side of the bench.: . . .v. .' v I DCS , J ARDIEN, COLLEGE STAR, : , v MAY JOIN THE CtJBS pADL -BAlilOND . DES. JARDEN, star, center of the University of Chicago football, team, regarded as one of the best baseball pitchers in . "the Big Nine,', "will join, the Chicago club of the National league in Jur p, accord ing to a" story published in Chicago. , . Des Jardien declined, it was said, to sign a contract, as he did not want; ,to endanger his amateur standing by "signing to play - professional ' baseball. ;He agreed, however, to sign as soon' as -" he rioeived bis- diploma in June. He -. Photo y: American: Press Association.' ..; ?.!?-..-,. "-i.vpAut RAYMOND , ta '.. right- Jianden, , possesses, a good curve and his , height of "more tban'six ' feet gives him additional effectiveness. J-"-'- Des Jafdien is Vne of the most Versa ."tile and -Trotninent college athletes;. In 't the -middle west. He is a wonder In everv branch of collegiate sport. v- He la the center on the Chicago basket ball team, pitcher "for the baseball nine and a point getting track man. . He if. bids fair-to land twelve "us," a record j equaled by no, other man. at Chicago. . ' - ies : Jardien has worRea bis way through, college and feels he should re pay as speedily as, possible some of the - sjicrificea made In his behalf. It is per- The Limitations of Jeremiah T?ALL players may come and go, but none will. ever, take the place of ... Bill Ddnayan's bird dog .Jeremiah. He earned his. name because of bis. dismal - liowis. Yet' the howling of Jerry (no ons ever calls him Jeremiah) has its uses. He takes much of the work off : the shoulders of 'Donovan,' for if , a tuember eff the home Club is, called out ' "at first Jerry barks a protest. "' JL taoor decision at secon d or third he N.'A::,.;',',' 'Hezente veii eu eiHTfRS gHlT f , ' , ., , ,;- -; - -- - y.y pwVjf. . I -yr.K) g JC I . ' T' I haps worth recording at ' this point that Mrs. Des . Jardien's - attitude : toward football has . been, that of a Spartan mother, for many years ago an older son died1 as a result of a kick in the stomach while playing Rugby football at Wells college, Missouri. Baseball or a. coaching position appeals to Des Jar dien - as his best earning opportunity for several -years,- although he looks forward to an ultimate business career. . The athlete was born on Aug. 24, 1893,- in Coffeyville, Kan.,5- known to baseball fans as the home of ' Walter .. . ' t DES.. JARDIEN. -Jonnson, where nis latner conducted- a mechanical shop. Des Jadien pere.was born , in France and .Mrs. Des Jardien in Germany. They Were married dur ing the Franco-Prussian war of 1S70. . When the father died the family moved to Chicago. Two elder brothers are physicians and two elder sisters ate1 married. So, as the "baby of rthe family, Paul lives with; his mother in an ; apartment near the campus. He attended the Doolittle grammar school, from which, he graduated . when four teen years old, and then entered Wen dell Phillips high school in the fall of 1907. ., satirizes with a, "somersault, but ' if a Judgment at the plate fails to suit the dog gives one despairing yelp and plays dead. . So carefully has Jerry been trained by his master ..that he. always gives the home team . a bit the best of it. - .v- s - -. Only -in oiy respect has "Ihe teaching of Donovan proved fruitless.- '. The dog has never been able to grasp fully the rule about an inileld fly. . " THESE SKETCHES WERE XEany, Baseball Changes Hin baseball season of 1915 promises to establish a new Tecord : in the transfer or release of players and the selection of new managers for clubs in both s organized . - and . independent leagues. Although, the new year is just gaining headway, more than twen ty players of prominence have figured in' moves upon the chessboard ot'the national game. Among those players to don managerial 'togas are:. Roger Bresnahan of . the Chicago Nationals, Bat Moran of the Philadelphia Na tionals. Clarence ' Rowland of the Chi-i cago Americans, Bill Donovan of the New York Americans and Lee Magee of the Brooklyn Federals. Trades, or cash deals sent Eddie Col lins from the Philadelphia1 Athletics, "to the Chicago White Sox; , Nap Lajoie from the Cleveland- i Americans to the Athletics, Sherwood- - Magee ,from the Philadelphia Nationals ; to the Boston Braves, Hans Lpbert from the -Phillies to the New York" Giants, Al Demaree, Jack Adams and Milton Stock from the Giant a to the Ptiillies, and Ivy Wingo from the St. . Louis to the Cincinnati Nationals. .The ultimate' destination WOLGAST HAS EARNED $300,000 IN PRIZE RING A D WOLGAST, who strove to 'regain his title- from Freddie Welsh, sev eral weeks agg, has earned more money J in the ring than any lightweight- in the history of the game. Adolph, who f ot several years struggled along under the appellation of the cheese champion (in flicted upon, him by Battling Nelson),, has poured a . mite over $300,000 into his coffers since he adopted boxing as a profession seven years ago. v (Of this-vast sum Promoter Tom Mc Garey chipped In ' over $90,000 in the form of purses. -The other coast pro moter. Jim. jCoftroth, contributed somewhat over $80,000 in purses. " The largest lump sum Wolgast ever received for one battle was $47,000, for his fight with Jose ' Rivers at VernonL CaL, J uly 4, two years ago. Rivers was knocked out in .thirteen rounds. -Wol gast received $20,097 as his end of the receipts and $27,000 for the moving picture .rights. The receipts totaled $47,000. ' - . . - - . Rowing Benefits Boys Q.TJY NICKAXiLS, the 5 Yale rowing rowing for schoolboys, believing that It will devplon ' them frnra undersized weaklings to men of strength. This he considers, is proved by the case of the English- schoolboys who are benefited by participation in the sport. "In speaking of -the" subject he said 're cently: .' " ' - ' -T was from a physical standpoint an excellent example of what rowing could do for an undersized weakling. At twelve years of age I weighed only sev enty pounds. I . began rowing at. four teen, when about eighty pounds In weight, and steadily gained in weight until at twenty t Weighed 170. I am an example of thousands in England of what regular rowing excreise will do for an undersized boy. It also has the advantage -of other sports in that a lot of rowJrag exercise can be put through la a vary short space of time, so that DRAWN BY.-EDDIE KEIXY. LIGHTWEIGHT PUGILIST. OF NEW YORK of Wingo is in doubt, since he Is un derstood to have - considered Federal league off ers. - If - he . joins the inde pendent organization - he is likely to meet Plank and : Bender, formerly of the-Athletics, and several other players-whj have figtired prominently in organized baseball. ' t . ' ' . Other famous diamond stars who have -been 'released outright on who are in Hpubt as to-the scene of their 1915 activities include . Jack Coombs of , the Athletics, Kid Gieason- of the Chicago Americans, Herman Schaefer of the Washington - Americans, 'Walter John son of the same cittb, Ray Caldwell of the ' New" York , Americans, Rube -Mar-, quard .of . the New .York Giants and Charley Dooih of the Philadelphia .-Nai tiortals,V 'The, end is not- yet in sight, however,. forTif the American, National arid Federal leagues all operate under the twenty-one player plan daring the major; portion of the season , further shifts and reductions- may be expected. Not far from 70Q players were funder contract to clubs in these leagues last season, whereas about 500 vill prob-. ably find employment , with the same organizations duringi 1915. ' , Wolgast has engaged In no fewer than eleven ; fights . in .which the , re ceipts, aggregated over $2o,0po'. Little Ad has never suffered the ignominy of a knockout and has ' been " floored but twice in his "ring- career, once when he won his title from Nelson and the oth er time when, he lost the premier .hon ors to Ritchie.. . ; i Adolphus has the betting fever . in thev most aggravated form. He never fails to . . back himself heavily for a fight, as he says this is the inspiration he needs to battle in his best form. In his championship ' battle,, with Nelson, Wolgast backed : himself "to the! extent of "$5,400, which he won, and he lost $7,000 in wagers when he passed over the- title to Ritchie. And all this despite the - fact that Wolgast's hands are . brittle. The di minutive Michigander is the unluckiest first rank fighter in the game, and he has lost close to $100,000 through in juries suffered just prior to big battles. it t will not interfere in any way with the studies. "School rowing fai England Is, it is generally agreed, a greater factor in the physical development of youth than any other exercise so far cultivated. The chief schools' In, England which make a specialty of this form of ath letics are Eton, Rugby, Shrewsbury, Redford, Beaumont, Westminster, Win chester and others which . are situated ne,ar suitable water for this purpose. So far as statistics can be-relied upon. no heart , or lung trouble or permanent muscular strain can be directly at trlbuted to this form of athletic sport, and I may say that it has been gen erally recognized, in England at least. that sincer the exercise of rowing makes use of and develops every mus cle, in the body, it does more to culti vate- the growth and to develop the chest and generally benefit the grow ijnit youth than any other." SAM ROBIDEAU LOOKS LIKE REAL CHAMPION gAM ROBIDEAU, one of the best fighters Philadelphia has ever pro duced, recently scored a . knockout against Gilbert Gallant, the Boston lightweight, and thereby added greatly to his fame. He-is -now looking for matches with the topnotchers. -and Freddy Welsh, Charlie White and Joe Shugrae can get action by engaging in an argument with the Quaker City boy. s. Knocking out Gallant is . not "all ' that Robideau has done. He beat Shugrue In fifteen rounds, he conceded several SAM ROBIDEAU. - pounds to Jimjtiy Duffy m three fights and held his own or won each time, and he gave Willie Beecher twelve pounds and a beating. Robideau is a real lightweight. Re ports from Philadelphia say that he Is at his best at 133 pounds and that he hae done mieeh. of his fighting at 128 and 130. As he is twenty-two years old he is, not likely to go above 133 when in condition for fighting. He combines ring generalship, science and a punch. He has had nearly 100 fights in the last four years and has never , f Js, ' ' 5 ' -A " ? & ' ' i . ' . iJ v-. , .. . i- - ' ' A ' ' ' ' - ; ; " j V-.! H : If , ' J S 'J, i Vt"- - , V . 1 . ' ' " I ) f - had a. referee's decision against him. Last year he had only four or five bat tles because of an injury to his hand, but that has been fixed and he says he expects no further trouble with it. As the young man has absolutely no bad habits he ought to last for several years, ana nis are am or wearing a championship crown Is 1 not unreason able. . , . Ablest Backstop In American League 1914 QAM AGNEW of the ST. Louis Browns was the ablest.- pegging backstop in the American league last year. - though the ; official fielding rec ords showed that Oscar Stanag of the Tigers had the greatest number ox as sists. ' Agnew and' Stanag each cut down ; 129 men who tried' to steal, but the Missourian took part only hi 113 contests to the Miohiganders 122 and had a higher average , of , men . thrown out per game. . Eleven knights of the Mg mitt cut down on the average one or more men who tried ' to steal in every game in which they "took part: Bassler . of Cleveland,' who was in .only 25 games. had an average of 1.16, Agnews was 1.14, Schang's 1.14, CNellTs 1.13, Swee neys 1.10, Ntmamaker's 1.10k Efan's 1.09 " Stanaee's 1.06. L.air)"s 1.04. Cady"s 1.00 and Iiearys 1.00. Del Baker of the Tigers brought up the rear with, a rec ord -of ,.47. Chet Thomas of the Red Sox wasn't much ahead of him. Four backstops thwarted 100 or more steals. Agnew and Stanage each claimed 129 viotlms. Ray Schalk ' stopped 115 and Wallie Sohang frostrated 114 would be base burglars. " The number ot men each, 1 catcher caught stealing wiH be found belowj CATCHERS RECORDS SEASON 1914. . ? . . ' . Caught steal Players and clutos. Qfarmes. tog. Bassler, Cleveland............... 5 29 Agnew, St. louis IIS , Its Schang. Philadelphia.... 100 114 O'Neill, Cleveland.... .... 81 . 92 Sweeney, New xorx is eo Nutiamtker, Boston-New York 72 . TO Egan, Cleveland. S7 , . 82 Stanage, Detroit 122 129 Lapp; Philadelphia... 67 70 Cady,. Boston ......i....... B8 B8 Ieary, St. Louis .16 15 Henry, Washington. 91 . 87 Kuhn, Chi cago.... . 16 ' 15 Schalk, Chicago . ..184 , J24 Williams, Washington 44 S4 Carisoh, Cleveland.,. 88 1 2B Mayer, Chicago... ..... S3 J5 Alnsmith, Washington Bl 86 Carrlgan, Boston.......... 78 ; 64 Crossin, St. Louis 41 ' -28 McKee, Detroit .... ... . 27. 15 Thomas' Boston.. 61 35 KskBr. Detroit 88 . . 18 The greatest number of men. w thrown out trying to steal in a major league game was eight. Charley (Duke) Farrell claimed this number of victims in the middle nineties when he was backstopping for the Washington Na tionals. This record was not approach ed in the American last year, -five ath letes turned back being the limit , Ag new, Schang and Egan each accom plished this feat going it alone, while Sweeney and Nunamaker, Carrlgan and Cady and Stanage and Baker turn edL tha trick in collaboration. Get Coveleskie's Goat , With a Famous Son A LL persons desiring to captrare the goat of Harry Coveleslde, the Detroit- pitcher, need only to hum or whistle a few bars of that old song. "Silver Threads Among the Gold." Just before the season closed In fact, when the Tigers made their final appearance in New York Coyelestoie took up the pitching chores. For a few timings he performed In great style, and then of a sudden there came from the Yankees' bench: "Darling, I am grwwtog old, Silver threads anions the goM." Ooveleskie stopped in his duties and searched the bench with his eyes. Was some one really singing or was it Just an echo of the past fluttering through his ears? . While Ooveleskie looked the singing ceased. When he took ' pitching again It resumed. Sometimes the strains came in solo order. Then it was a duet. Now it rolled out in a chorus. ' The Yanks on the coaching line began to whistle it. The air be came filled with the mus to, and Cove leslde was through for the day. He went so high that Jennings feared for a time he'd never be able to recowr his star twtrrer without the aid of an aerSal scout. "'. i '. ' Coveleskle used to lava that eoxm. hut that was in the long ago. ' The real reason for his present aversion to it never has been uncovered, but the fol lowing fact may explain it partially: Somebody who is familiar with Co veleskie's paa slipped the tip of fcis aversion to that song to one of Cove leskie's Detroit teammates. He made use of- it the first chance he got. and when Coveleskle noticed him whistling the , tune and grinning at the same time it peeved the huge Pole. The player thought it a good Joke and passed it along. Soon every nan around the circuit had the tip. CEWTER FIELDER IS BU&fEST. TTERE is a problem, Mr. Fan, t which, perhaps, you cannot give an answer offhand. Do you know who gets the greater number of files in a season, a left fielder or a cen'er field er? It Is generally recognized that the right fielder has the fewest opportuni ties of any "of the outer trio and for that reason the fastest men are usually placed in. center or left. Between thesa fields the difference is not so marked, but, it is an appreciable definite factor Just the same. ' , The average of 2.75 catches per game by Tris Speaker tops the mark set by any other -man. Tris, as everybody know is a center fielder, but the ease for that position rests on more extend ed evidence than simply the record of Speaker. Zach Wheat, left fielder of the Superbas, attained the best mark of any man playing that position with an average of 2.29, and George Burns, admittedly one of the fastest men in the game, could make a mark bf only 2.11. Burns, it 1b true, played a few games in right field. Here are the rec ords of a few of the best center field ers: Paskert, 2.87; Leach, 2.36; Strunk, S.8S; Snotten, 8.32. These are all above the mark made by Wheat. The case against the right fielder Ij easily confirmed. Wilson of the Car dinals, one of the best men In the game, could make an average of only 2.08 catches per game, while the bril liant Hooper of the Red Sox caught Just 1.65.