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THE FARMER: FEBKTJAKT 25, 1313
I page of jspoRTs Rube Marquard Decides to Desert 1 edited by wagmr -I 0 BILL DEVERY LOSES JERSEY CITY FRANCHISE New Tork, Pfc 26 "Bis Bill" Devery, who formerly controlled the tartest interest in the HigWandera, Bjid Thomas Fogarty, are no longer connected with ; the .International league 'or the Jersey City club. ' By a "mail Voter the, club owners of the Barrow organization decided. : yes terday afternoon to relieve ' Devery arid Fogarty of the , ownership of the Skeeters. At the next meeting of the league, which will be held in this city on March 15, the franchise will be sold to a syndicate- of business men of Jersey City. ' , , la. explaining the drastic fiction of the club owners President Edward 'Barrow said yesterday that Devery had failed - to -meet certain obliga tions of the league and thereby for feited his franchise of the Jersey City club. ; ' ' According to Presidents Barrow the . Jersey City club owes the league something kke $10,000 nd many oth-t er amounts to .business men. of Jersey City, which the club contracted dur . ing the last two seasons. . After Frank Farrell and Devery sold the Highlanders to Col. Ruppert and Capt. Huston for $460,000, the 'International league asked Devery to pay the money the Jersey City . cltrb owed the league. The money was : not paid, however, and recently the . club owners -decided . to: take some action on the matter. , BRAVES TO HAVE , UNDERSTUDY FOR EVERS AT SECOND ' Boston, Feb. 25.- In company with President. James E. Gaffney of the Bravesj who reached Boston yester day morning, .came the announce ment that ' the roster of the club is now "complete, Catcher Bert; Whaling having given his employer notice that the terms submitted to him ara satis factory and -that he will sign his con tract. .Whaling -was the last of the world's champions under reserve to make it known that he would again be in line for the coming season; Work on the Braves'-new park will , be commenced within the .next two weeks'. ' - President , Gaffney gav out this definite statement yesterday, af ternoon. . . 1 An announcement of interest to the fans outside of that concerning the park is that the Braves' arodue to have a hew" second baseman. Inside of two days. ' Mr.' Gaffney would not state the player's, name, but he says the man is a good one-with ability to act as -an, understudy ; to Ca.pta.1n Johnny : Evers. . -"t ;. ' ... -') . . Nothing further has-been done re garding the disposal of the1 Mage trade, and .there is still a harely pos sible chance that Whitted may go to Philadelphia, as the Philly manage ment is very sweet on securing the searvices of the . utility men of the Braves. . - ." - . . ' - . ."' ' .- The case" of Bill James and his an nounced determination ; . to A remain away from, baseball for two years un til his contract" with the Boston club expires' continues unaltered. ; James has. been sent his transportation from his home in Orr-ville, CaL, to( ' the training camp in Macon,' and there is an undercurrent of confidence that he will show; up with hla fellow players' when Jhe call for -training action begins. LONDON PAPERS AGUNOT ' . ' ' RKMOVAIi OF POOD BA?f. London, Feb. 25 Hope Is exp: ed by. the Standard, Express and Graphic in their editorial eohiiups that Great Britain will not entertain the proposal said to foe contained In the latest American ; note that food supplies be admitted to Germany un der certain conditions. ."- THREE NEW SUBMARINES READY FOR GERMAN" USE Berlin, Feb. 25 Three new Ger man submarines arrived by railroad yesterday at Pola, (the chief naval station of . AustriaHimgary). accord ing to a telegram to the TrRmne and " will" soon be given operations not only -in the Adriatic but in the Mediter ranean.-' - , FANS'' OWN COLIJMN .T , H El V ; A ;TJ 3 , T BMB WL Or! JT B D ' ' BIS1 'OABARK1! 83-42 ELX3 STiUJJET Shoes for AM Mtmftan of tbe PauaxHy, BOSTOjtt SHOE, STOKS Vr-VO DATH BARBER SHOP tTVtt .. BARBERS No WAITCTG ' WILLIAM McCOBCBS SOU Mala t.rver Dowgloa Shoe Store M- W. HKLLWOOD, M. C. P. Pboae jOSg-e Llewurt CbMropoOlmt IT! Dr. Thompson St-actlco Limited to Men 1123 MAIPfi" STREEX Bridgeport Coasj . Office HanniM Bally a. aa. tm S p. & ' aBdayi to a, n. to 9 p. nv TESREAU SETTLES $25,000 BREACH OF PROMISE SUIT Giant Pitchfer Squares Himself For Throwing Down Home Town Girl New Tork, Feb. 25. Jeff Tesreau, the Giant pitcher, who was. sued for breach of promise1 because he threw down his home- town girl, has -settled the action -by paying a large bunch of coin - to Miss Clara Young of Ferry ville;. Mo. It was alleged that Tesreau was engaged to Clara but when he went to New York he forgot the small town stuff and married somebody else. It is Understood, that .the settlement was, brought about through . Tesreau's desire to avoid being compelled to come to New York to defend the suit at a time when he should be training at Marlin Springs. Last fall Tesreau, HAMMOND OF :y. PONIES GOES : TO CLEVELAND Springfield, Mass., Feb. 25. Wal ter C. Hammond, second baseman for Springfield, Eastern Association Club, was yesterday sold to, the Cleveland Americans. The price which the Cleveland club paid ' for the infielder was not' made public Last season was Hammond's first in organized baseball and he made a fine record, both in hitting and fielding. ... Originally it had been arranged that he should go south with the Cleveland squad and if he made good was to become the baseball property of the Americans. Manager . Birmingham, however, after, hearing from Lee Fohl, his assistant, concluded to put through an outright sale, i The signed contracts of Pitcher Doc More and Infielder Alfredo Cabrera were received here yesterday. ' More Is putting the finishing touches to his course in osteopathy at Klrksville, Mo., while Cabrera - is wintering as usual in Cuba. - , . . v . .- WOLGAST BREAKS ARM AND CAflNOT EET LEACH CROSS New York, Feb. 25. "Ad" Wolgast former lightweight; .". champion, has again been incapacitated by a .broken right arm and will be "unable to box Leach Cross in the hout which had been scheduled between the : two . at Madison Square' : Garden to-morrow night. , Johnny Dundee has been sub stituted. , , Wolgast was (putting the finishing touches to bis V&ihing Tues day afternoon ) at Brown's gymna sium and was having a spirited mill with "treddie Andrews. . j Just before they were ready to 'stop Wolgast started a right swing ' that caught Andrews on the point of the elbow. He suffered Intense pain for the moment, but it passed away and he thought there was nothing serious ly wrong, - - ' ' '.'':. - .:'.. , Yesterday, morning, however, he. was again ufferlng- keenly and an Investi gation showed that the -arm was frac tured. The break is 'not clean, the bone being split,; and It , was .said that Wolgast would be .unable .to -remove a plaster cast for about four months. This is -the third time that Wolgast has bad to -call off a match Just on the eve of its taking places each time be cause of a broken arm. ' ' .:, Red Sox Preparing For Training Jaunt Pending the next big step In ' or ganized baseball ranks, the departure: of the' Red ; Sox for the sunny south, the owner of the Boston club re turned to this city . yesterday. i Owing' to his presence in town for the greater, part of the winter Presi dent Laairrtn has no. great amount' of detail to take care of just at present. At this reading the principal features for discussion are the compiling of the annual pass list and the arrange ments for the; getaway a week from Thursday, r- n . Manager Carrlgan and Doc Green have already superintended the pack ing of . the uniforms and the club baggage, and theonly thing that re tains now Is for the advance guard of the Sox to gather at 'their respec tive points and board the Red Sox special for Hot Springs. . , Yesterday afternoon Harold Jan vrln and Olaf Henrlksen dropped in to get BUI Carrlgan to go over to Camhridge and witness a demonstra tion ot the new game of indoor base ball that has just been introduced. As the hitting- la done by means of pressing a lever and there is no "'op portunity to get up at the-, bat and take a , healthy swing it is hardly possible that professional ball play ers Just at this time and on the eve of the spring trip will take It, very seriously. , jp . ' ' Manager Oarrigan avers, however, that quickness of the eye is a big factor In playing the game and un doubtedly the Boston manager will want to see' a further demonstration of the game before passing ' any definite opinion. GBAPMAir WILL GTVT3 WAR TALK. AT T. MvC A. Another war' talk" will he. given by H. W. Chapman, ot the editorial staff. . of the Standard, in the lobby of the T. M. C A. tonight at 8:30 'o'clock. Mr. Chapman's subject win be "Some Recent Developments in tbe European' War Situation." ' . " . JXMPT K3f OW WHAT HIT SHUV Newhaven, Ens., Feb. 22i Members of the crew of the Rio Parana brought here by a torpedo boat after their ship was sunk, said they were uncertain whether the vessel was de stroyed by a mine or a torpedo. Tey had no warning' whatever of impend ing disaster. was required to file a bond for $25,000 to insure his presence in this county when the case was called for trial, and had he failed to appear the bond would have been forfeited. Miss Young brought her " suit not long after Tesreau married Miss Helen Blake. She had a. number of letters to offer at the triar, among which was one written by Tesreau afterv news ot his engagement became, known. He wrote: "McGraw has been kidding me ever since the news came out. He asked me if I could do my best when I was in love. Every one in the club now calls me Clara." , . HUGGINS REFUSES TO SIGN CONTRACT St. Louis, Feb. 25 Miller Huggins, manager of the ' St. ' Louis National league team, refused yesterday to sign a contract offered by President Brit ton. It is reported ": here that , the owner of the CardinaEs and the man ager-have had a row. One of Hugging" personal friends said last night that Miller-.' declared if his contract wasn't altered to suit by tomorrow he would absolutely re fuse to sign to manage the team this year. . - BUCK O'BRIEN IS r HOT PLEASED WITH M E PH IS SALARY Brockton,- Feb. i 25 ; Thomas . F. Buck" O'Brien, ,.- former Red Sox twirler. has received his contract from the 'Memphis club of, the Southern league, and has . returned it .to that club unsigned. The contract called for a cut, and it was not at all pleas ing to "Buck," even though cuts are the rule in the majority of baseball leagues, the minors in particular. , While O'Brien is a hold out in the sense that he has returned his con tract unsigned, there is still a good chance that he win wear a Memphis uniform this season, because he has received a - message from Memphis telling him that the management be lieves a satisfactory adjustment can be made, i "".''' RUDE MARQUARD DECIDES TO STAY WITH GIAUT TEAM New TTork. Feb. . 25. Riu-be Marquard has finally deeided to play with the Giants . The Rube agreed yesterday to take the trip to Martin., He left' to--day with Manager. McGPraw and many other GUanta for the training camp. ' Seeing they have him padlocked to an iron-bound contract,, the Rube has decided to stick with the Giants. . ; Marqixard telephoned McGraw that he would be at the Imperial at ,4:30 o'clock yesterday, and he was there on time. He and hla manager greeted each other pleasantly, and . as they started for a quiet corner, ' McGraw said: "Well, Rube, wlilch way are you going?" . It was evident, that the southpaw had already made what he calls his mind as to the direction that he would take, for in less than five minutes Mc Graw reappeared with the information that Marquard would leave with the regulars for Martin. The Giants' leader had talked to Ward of ' the Brokfeds . on the tele phone, ana the owner of the local Feds had repeated that he did not pro pose to make any fight for a man who was legally the property of another club. - It appears probable, however, that the Wards will see that Marquard pays back that $1,500. ANNIVERSARIES OF RING BATTLES 1829 Jem Burke defeated Farmer Bemdge in 11 rounds at Leicester, Eng. Jem Ward and Simon Byrne were matched for the championship that day, but Ward backed out at ifie mm minute, declaring lie . was sick, and the affair became known as the Leicester hoax." Thousands of fans from all over England had gath ered ana they raised a purse of $50 for any fighters who would volunteer. Jem Burke, "the Deaf 'Un," prompt ly oiiereu nimaeu, ana Jierriage a Leicester farmer, offered to fight the London Irishman, then at the begin ning of his , ring - .career. Berridge looked like a skeleton when stripped, but he was a lively corpse, and gave Burke a lot of trouble , before he finally conquered. Burke .afterward fought Simon Byrne, whom Ward had refused to meet, for thet cham pionship, and inflicted such injuries that Byrne died. 1887 Harry Trendan, lightweight boxer, born in St. Louis. 190 2 Tommy Ryan knocked out Tim Murphy in 9th round at Kansas City. 190 4 Kid Farmer defeated . Eddie Santry in 6 rounds at Chicago. . - REPORTED LOSS OP TROOP , SHIP DOUBTED IN LONDON "Washington, Feb. 26 The German announcement that a- British treop ship had been sunk by a submarine has not been verified from London where It has been said this report doubtless referred to the torpedoing of the British steamer Braalcsome Chine, a collier, which was attacked the afternoon ef Feb. 23 at a point south of Bsachy Head. KEATING IS STILL TAKING OFF WEIGHT Hot Springs, - Ark., Feb! 25 In re sponse to a general desire on the part pf the young men of Bill Don ovan's pitching staff, who are doing, preliminary spring training nere, to once more feel the touch of a ball and give it an old-time, fling, Scout Joe Kelley allowed: his athletes to--. cut loose yesterday with their pitching arms, after advising them to pro ceed by easy stages. , To watch Jack Wa.rb.op . and King Cole, one would haye thought it was the Fourth of July and they had al ready pitched half a season. They were cutting them through to: Nuni fnaker with all the evidences of mid -season form except the. control. T ' Keating and Brown were less in clined to letout. t Keating is still very 'busy reducing weight, and will think about pitching later on, while Brown is naturally inclined to take things easy. y Ray Caldwell was a pretty sore ath lete whenx he , got back to the hotel last night. He is in the' Very first stages of training and. is . just finding out how soft he got since the time he hurdled the Yanks last summer. This . was ' his ' first day at the ball bark, although he has 'been over the hills a couple of times. BAWLING. - FRATERNAL LEAGUE. (Park City Alleys.) f ' Pcoruonnock, F. of A. ' McCann, ' 1 82 Morton; , 90; Guston', ' ' 80 T. Monks, 1CT9 E. Monks, , 103 88 ' y 83 91 98 95 '7 8 98 .79 103 248 260 269 285 301 Totals, ' 464 454.- 445 1363 Court Wheeler, I' . or A, Brown, ' 80 89 100- 269 259 240 284 304 Garavanta, Conrad, 85 79 94 106 89 .85 77 84 108 81 81 yll7- Murphy, . Peterson, Totals, 444 444 467 1356 FACTOR'S LEAGUE. (Arcade Alleys. ) ; h American Graphophone Co, Wargd, v94 .( -S - 275 Robacker, 8L .... . - . .-r- 81 101 197 92 267 101 285 93 282 B. Morton, v ... Reed, , 81 T. Morton, 100 Verrille, ,99 96 94 84 90" Totals, Conlter i55 452 480 1387 fc McXenzie. ' , 91 77 ' 81- 249 Olson, Webster, Warren, ' Lucas, ' ' ".'--. 90 79 90 97 89 93 94 90 85 ;. 264 89 261 86 270 95 282 Brosnan, Totals, 447 443 -4361326 American Graphophone Co. , B. Morton Reed; V V T. Morton,: Verrille, ? i Wargo, - Ills 101 102 314 '87 82 124 120 81 7 93 99 80 81 249 83 268 93 316 89 ,289 Totals, 524 454 448 1436 Coulter & McKenzie. ':' Olson, . 81 79 . 85- 245 Webster, ' 98 83 93 274 Warren. 100 ,88 80 268 Lucas, 81, . 90 94 .265 Brosnan, 92 ' 89 91 272 Totals, 452 49 4431324 v ,-' ARMORY LEAGTTE. ' Fourth' Company. " Tabak, 83 i 78 72 - 238 Fernley, , 7.9 , 94. 92 .265 Lockwood, 84 84 89 257 O'Connell. 76 76 . 81' 233 Kolfout j 95 99 101 295 Totals, . 417 431 4351283 ' 14th Company. ' 1 Lathanv 83 65x 93 267 Grant, 75 65" 64 204 McLoved, ; , 94 ; 72 79 245 Shepard, ' 79 ' 62 83 224 Lewis, J 70 y 7.6 80 1 225 Totals, 401' 365 399 1165 PECK & LFNES CO.' (Park City Alleys.) Repair Department. Bolan," Hinks, Dunn, Hughes, Giles, 61 ; 73 63 186 , 60' 81 89 - 230 58 60 62 - 180 71 .79 ' 68 218 91 85 80 261 Totals, ' 341 377 352 1070 White Wngs. Kost, 81 t66 83 62 70 69 71-82- 218 288 Wilson, Wasner, Coperweight, Sullivan, 63 44 61 57 264 68 199 71 197 Totals, 306 ' 350 350 1006 BANKERS' LEAGTTE. Allen, 111 122 95 Hugo, 110 83 82 Blatz, 86 88 .. 94 Totals, . 307 293 271 , - Staples Hugo, ' 80 to 76 Foulds, 8Q 85 ; 73 Broadbent, 83 88." 82 Totals, 243 253 281" 328 275 28 253 Bridgeport Trust Co. Goddard, 81 85 83 249 87 84 , 88 ,259 88 v 87 82 257 256 256 255 795 Land & Title Co. . 95 74 93 263 76 90"-95 261 88 88 72 253 259 , 247 260: 776 Knight, Malone, - ' Totals, Bridge Dower, Bradshaw, Clyne, Totals, TURKS DRIVE .RUSSIANS BACK. Berlin, Feh. . 25 Reports received Jnere from Constantinople set forth that a Russian attack In the territory east of Artxln, which is in Transcau casia, 84 miles southeast of Batun, has been beaten off by the Turks with heavy losses to the enemy. The Russians have been driven also from the region of Elmali, in Asia Minor .where a quantity of war material was captured by the Turks. JACK JOHNSON SAYS BOUT , WILL BE HELD IN HAVANA Marhefka of New McCann Kept ' (By Wagner). ? - - It appears to be a certainty that the JohnsonWiliard bout will not take place in Juarez, March 6,. ,,as scheduled. According to a message from Toronto, Tom Flanagan, who trained Johnson for the Jeffries fight, has received a telegram from the cham jsion in- which it is stated . that he has called off the Juarea date and that the fight will be held in Havana. The text of the message was: y'j "Will fight Willard here. Fight will draw as much as Jeff rles-Johnoon fight. There is not a chance f or-;me to go to Mexico." Promoter Jack Curley still refuses to admit that the bout will be staged In Havana although he confesses there is no possibility of holding it on March 6 in Juarez. He postponed the fight until the last of March or the first of . April. v Third Baseman Tony -Marhefka Is breathing all kinds of 'threats against Manager Gene - McCann ' of KTew London. Tony thought he was drafted by the St. Louis Nationals but found it was only a scheme to cover him up so he could be K sent " back to the Planters again. Marhefka says he passed ' up a chance to go -with the Federals thinking' . he'd - get a chance with; St. Louis. ' . The Duke' of Portland," ' who , for thirty .years has', been on of the leading figures on , the.; English .'turf, has caused to be cancelled all racing entries for the Epsom Track, Includ ing the "Derby for both -1915 and 1916. . because of the refusal of the Epsom Association to -do withput the use of its clubhouse . for, a lew aays. This buildmg is now being used as a military hospital and the Epsom Association is shortly to hold its reg" ular 'meeting. When the association permitted occupancy of , Its building as a; hospital it stipulated that the house be returned to it for Its com ing conferences.' - ':.. equad at Marlin, Tex. The latest ar rival was H. W. Flanagan, a pltcner from the Three I league. The squad rt regular, flna rei-flTl ed bv - McGraw left New York today for Texas." NEW COMMISSIONER ; ! QF SCOUTS TO TAKE CHARGE AT EXHIBIT Walter 7. Aiken has recently been appointed Scout Commissioner of Bridgeport, to succeed . Harvey ; C. Aiken takes, an active interest In phy sical, training, being a regular at tendant' on. the business' and profes sional men's gymnasium class of the Y . M. C. A. . Jrie win oe seen at tne state armory Saturday . evening in charge of the Boy Scout troops that will demonstrate- their type of physJ- iii WALTER T. AIKEN. cal training work in the 'big city exhi tuition. Besides the scouts, there will be pupils from .the puhlic schools, the Camp Fire Girls, the Boys Club, Miss eiocum's School of Physical Training, and the Y. M.' C. A. The demonstra tion i3 'toeilng conducted under the auspices of the Y. M. C: A. - The main work of the scouts will consist of scout games, demonstrating their- unique way of conducting -them throughout the country. The games are simple, interesting and what is of more importance in point of view of the audience, some of them are ridic ulously funny.. The chicken - fight, hand wrestling. poison, leg wrestling, and many other games will be illustrated. The chick en fight Is always provocative of much amusement to the audience. One of the features of the physical demonstration to ibe held in the ar mory next Saturday evening under the auspices of the x. JML. A. , will be a demonstration of signalling by Troop 6, Boy Scouts of America. Troop 6 Is connected '. with Christ church. , Life and Star Scout Clarence N. Reitter will send the message which will be received at the further end of the hall by Life and Star Scout Frank C. Wilson and. First Class Scout Charles Morlson.' In .Bridgeport proper there -are now some 25.0 scouts, with a group of more : than, twenty -men working among them as Scout Masters and Assistants. - The organization ;.- ' has been , of service in civic ' movements, ae clean up week, and at the Memor ial Day parade, and during the Vis iting Nurse Tag Day canvass. Many hpya in . Bridgeport are waiting to join the Boy . Scouts of America, and an effort is being made to provide Scout Masters for them. Candidates should apply to Commissioner Mas ter Walter T. Aiken for the position of Scout Master. E $16 Custom Suit Sale $19 E ENDS Sat. Night, Thia Week ENDS D XwtaarA Bjos. Two Stores D aisiiwidi London Says That Him Piom Big gue Manager' John Ganzel of the Roch ester club is loud In praise of Walter Pipp, the New York American first baseman. Ganzel, ,who had Pipp on the Rochester club last season, says the youngster Is as good a fielder -as Hal Chase and also a wonderful hit ter. ' ' The Montreal and Toronto clubs of the International league - will go to Berniuda. 'for . spring training. They might be captured by a German war ship on their way, home. Joe Shugrue. got $2,100 forV box ing Johnny Griffiths in Akron, O. the other night and Griffith received $2,345. The Waterbury American thinks' Shugrue must have been en titled to the honors in at least six rounds' if the home town" papers gave him three. Griffiths never loses a decision in Akron. - The New York Americans have bought Infielder Bauman from Prov idence of the International league; He is a hard hitter and' Manager ' Dono van Wants him for utility purposes. He was such a high salaried man that Providence couldn't afford . to carry him this season. i V- The Yale baseball schedule, which has : just "been issued, calls for; 32 games. The season will be opened April 1 in Washington with George town University,' and the New Haven boys will meet Holy Cross, in Balti more April 5. The final ; game will be played with Harvard , on-' June 26. Harvard does not regard her track team prospects as very brigh;, The Crimson has not won a track cham pionship since 1909 and with" most. of her good performers gone the chances are not very glowing for the coming season."'" ".' . . ... . -Charleyi White meets,: Champion Freddy-Welsh tonight in Milwaukee. When the pair . . met " last November White held.-his own. Welsh seems to have gone back since then. It will be a .10 round "no-decision contest tot night. Articles of agreement call f or 35 pounds . at 2 -o'clock this after noon. '; -. y s' ; ' " '- ' Hpnus Wagner, Falling Star of the Diamond, Is 41 Years Old Today Not long ago there was a great eele- bration of the Wagner centennial, in honor of a 'German musical chap who composed' "Gotterdammerung," which sounds like "a cuss-word, but means Dusl of the Gods," and a lot of oth er operas and things. , "Gee," remarked a baseball fan, lamping the headlines, "I knew old Honus was getting along, but I didn't think he was a hundred." :.. - - Well, he isn't. The "great Wagner isn't ,-half of that, all reports to the contrary, for John Henry Wagner- the tag with iyhich he started life was, bprn- in parnegie, Pa., Feb.' 24, 1874,. which makes . him forty-one years 'old, today. :. ";'.. ." ' . .' -.': So. far as known,' Hans, isn't any relation of. tlie . musical ( fellow, al though it is. said that some of the composer's knfolk try to make: out that they are" related to the famous Honus. Maybe they base their claim on the fact that the ' musician com posed "The Flying Dutchman," .which isjthe- great Wagner's other name. The ' immortal star pf the diamond begins at least to look like a falling star, for last season he batted only .252,, which i would be pretty fair for some players, but was mighty poor for a man who had smashed all rec ords : by smashing the pellet for .300 or better -for seventeen straight and consecutive years. . Eight of, those an nums Hans was the .leading batsman of the National League. No other player in baseball history has come, anyway near to Wagner's record. Dan Brouthers. remained 1 in the .300 class for fourteen years, but he led the league only four years. "Cap" Anson arid Ross Barnes each led the National circuit in batting for four annums. - , .. . Although the 1914 season marked a .great . slump in Wagner's batting prowess, it enabled him to set up an other world s record. On the ninth of June last Hans made his S.OOOth hit, and .at the end of the.- season he had surpassed the previous record established by Adrian'C. Anson, who made ,3,047 hits in his career of major league baseball. Wagner and Anson are the only ; major league players who have ever passed the 3,000-hit mark.. -- j - The big Dutchman began his pro fessional career twenty years ago, playing with Steubenville and Warren, 0.,fin 1895.' During the next two sea sons' he was with Paterson,"' N. ; J., in the old Atlantic League, covering first and third bases and batting .348 and .379. .V -Ed. Barrows, now the! head of the , International League, was then tlie " manager of the club in'' the Silk 'City.-'-- ; , . ' , ' In the ' middle of the' 1897 season Wagner was sold to Louisville for $2,250, and made his National League debut as an outfielder. In 1898 the Colonels tried Honus at first base, and later at third. When Wagner, joined the Pirates In 1900 he was again switched to the outer garden, and it was not until 1901 that he was given a trial as short stop. For a couple of seasons Hans had no regular habitat on the - dia mond, but played alternately in the outfield, at short and on the first and third bags. It was not until 1913 that Wagner became the regular shortstop of the Pirates. He hung up -the best batting record of his career in 1900, his first year with. the Pirates, when he batted .380. GERMAN GOLD TO AMSTERDAM. Amsterdam, FeU 25 The" Tele graaf says it has learned .that a spe cial train Is bringing $4,000,000 In German -gold, from Berlin to this BIG BANQUET IN HONOR OF HANS VAGF3E0 Pittsburg, Feb. 26 John H. (HansQT Wagner was the guest of honor at ft banquet last ' night at the Colonial Annex Hotel given by the PittebursU Stove League. Fully S 00 admirers of the veteran ball player were In attendance. Wagner was presented with a set of fishing tackle costing $100, which came as a surprise to him. In response to requests for a speech Hans struck out. John K. Tener, President of ttn National League, was the principal speaker. , He eulogized Wagner and said he was the greatest and oleaneajt' ball player of all time. Moving pio tures of the last world's series vera flashed, on a screen, as were pictures of Wagner in action on the diamond. Barney Dreyfuss and Fred Clarke were at the speakers' table to hot or their best player. There wer9 not many ball p layers present, the majority of those In attendance belna; fans who have , known Wagner maogr years. Wagner has hot signed to play ,wiJ5 the Pirates for next season, but it li taken for , granted that he will go on the training trip. There Is some talk of putting Wagner Into the out field. It was remarked by every on present that he looked as young last nighfc as he did twenty years ago. COMMISSION GOVERNMENT FOR BOXING IS GAINING IN FAVOI2 Commission government,, for . the boxing game has now been given a thorough trial in - New York, Wisoooo sin and other' states, and, although, neither fighters, . fans nor promoters seem entirely .satisfied with the re- suits, the scheme seems to afford tho best solution for the problems con fronting those interested in the pres ervation ,of the sport.1 v since tne aays or Jfgg, the rathee of modern . boxing, nearly . two cen turies ago, the game has had to con tend with enemies without and with in. Broughton, the . second champion of England, after inflicting injuries on an opponent which . caused , hia death, saved , the sport by . drawing? up a set of . rules which , governed prizefighting for almost a . century. For a time the sport flourished, and then, in the latter part of the. eigh- , teenth century, the : . grafters and bunco men got control and gave, the sport a. blow, from which it was slow in recovering. . . Jackson, the - most scientific boxer up to. that time, re stored the fistic sport to . public fa vor. '. About a century ago the Pugt. listic club was launched in .London, and under its rule the sport agata flourished. The London, Prize 'Ring rules tookN the place of Broughon's code. About fifty years ago the game was again outlawed In both, England and America, but the Queensberrjr . rules and the introduction of boxing; gloves saved it., , . . New York ; has ? made many at tempts to regulate the game. . Tbe old Horton law permitted boxing con tests at. reputable clubs, at which a decision could be rendered. The Mo Coy -Choynski bout and other sus picious affairs soured the- fans on the sport and in.-1900 the Horton law was repealed. . Then came the "mem bership clubs" with unlimited oppor tunities for fakes, and . trickery, which the crooked promoters and boxers Vere not slow to take advant age, "of. ... The Frawley law, creating an athletic commission , to , govern boxing, was passed in .1911, and since then the game has regained much ot its . old-time popularity. The commis sion, as now- constituted' has coma ia for much criticism, and the feature of the.law which prevents the giving of decisions by the referee ,1s far from popular1,, but by and large the law. has worked well, and has been a ' vast improvement over , the ' old "membership"" graft. Payment of the commissioners, and the reduction of v the commission, to one man, ar among the many suggestions that have been offered. ; Last year the boxing clubs of New York state took, in 3650,000, : and ot this sum the state 'got ' $32,000 in, taxes. The last report of the Wiscon sin commission shows that the clubs of that state took in $245,000, of which the state got $12,000. While it is only in" the "United; States that the government has gona Into partnership with' the boxers, England, France and Australia hav regulations which are no less strin- gent than those prevailing in th9 states which have adopted the com mission system. , In Australia thai leaders in the sport have had suffi cient influence to induce the govern., ment authorities. to adopt boxing in, the public schools. Although Franca Is the latest country 'to take up "la boxe," they had perfected before th outbreak of the war an organization; that was In many respects super! o to the athletic -commission plan. The French Federation of Boxing Club had an ironclad control of the sports Grafting boxers and promoters " wer quickly put but of business, and the) f ederaftion had the power to Impose penalties for violation of its rule that made the boxers think twice be fore they tried to put anything orw and then decide not to. do it Oi count, the French fans . get stuna once In a -while but never twice bjj the same man. ORCHESTRA WILL PLAY AT FELLOWSHIP SUPPER AT Y. M. C. A. THIS EVESEVq The "Fellowship Supper" specif feature this evening at the Y.- M. d A. win he several selections by a five- piece orchestra under , the leadership of Harris L. O'Brien. The men come together at 6:30, an A spend q halt hour in . fun ' and fellowship around the table, with supper served ty the Ladies' Auxiliary. Rev. O. W. E. Cook will take u? "The Problem of Science," with fa miliar consideration of Darwin and other scientists, in his series on "Problems arid Prophets" at 7 o'clock in the banquet hall. Any man who desires is eligible to come to thi lecture, as well as to the Mackenzie class ' and the Will mo re Philosophic club, both of which meet at the samt time and get through their meeting by 8 o'clock. . . ... . The Baldwin Locomotive . Work! received orders for seven loeomotivis for domestic serviee. " A'