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THE FARJtlER: MARCH 1, 1915 1 page of sports J Eddie Collins Says Kind Wordvfor Howie Baker j ebito by wagnb i TIGERS AND YALE TIED IN BASKETBALL OOLLEQIATE STANDING "Won Lost 2 . 2 3 3 6 7 B.C. .714 .714 .625 .625 .333 .MM Prin-ceton . . . Yale . ... : d . Columbia. Cornell Pennsylvania. Dartmouth . . .6 . . 6 ... . i5 . . .i8 . 0 Princeton and "Eale have t exchang ed places with Cornell and Columbia "c and now assume tfawe Joint "leadership of ' the Intercollegiate Basketball league. Both leading . teams , pulled the unexpected last Friday night by ' trouncing the fives who .jwere ahead in the standing. ' '-'..;: ,!' ' The race, however, is not over as regards Columbia. Should Prince ton defeat Tajo in their game Colum bia will have 4 its "chance against the Tigers in, the closing game of the season. - ' - - : Jackson, 6f Princeton, a regular last season, bnit who for ; some- un known reason hardly played all this vear, won the Cornell game for the Tigers by1 tallying the deciding bas ket in. the last ten seconds., WELSH EKPECTS TO BEAT RITCHIE 4 HI COMHIG BOUT -i , ' , --V - --- -- - ' ; . - New York. JMarch 1 Declaring his Intention of gfcrtng Willie Ritchie a sound lading. Champion' Freddie Welsh is back in town. Welsh is filled with confidence as a. result of his victory over White and will start j. n nrcmni for the Ritchie bout, which takes place at the Gardea March 1L .. -' m ' "It iS quite gasnerou of Willie Ritchie to offer to bet me $10,000 if I'll acce-pt that offer from Denver of $16,000 to box hdm twenty rounds to a deeisidm." said Welsh. - "Accord ing to' Riteaies figuring that would make the r25,0O0 I demasnd of him 5 before "I consent to give him a chance to win my title." - - : ' c - "If he won. my title he could, well afford to pay $10,000-for it " But con sider it from my point of view. Be "' "fore he would . meet me he deana-nd-; ed $25,000 for his end, win lose , or draw. He -got it, and, a licking. I got nothing; in fact, I lost money. Supposing I- accepted "his offer anfl lose -just supposing. What do I get? Five thousand ; -dollars and oblivion. So I'll take no chances, although I am confident I can beat Ritchie in !'' one round or a hundred rounds the best day he ever saw." , PRinCETOtl CREWS COMMEKGEPRAGTICE I i " j Spring wm very much' tin evidence at, frinceton . last , week when Tr. ' Spatch Wk seven crews down, to the lake for their first outdoor work, and Coach Clarke called out the candidates for ail positions on the 'varsity nine. ' A sudden turn to weather conditions may change the plans in regard to the crew work: and force them to return to indoor work for a while, but. the baseball candidates will keep up their work invthe cage until the diamond on University field is-in shape for active . practice. LIAR42TVTLLE BUTTS SPRIHGFEELD HOME 1 Springfield; March 1. That "Rab bit'-T Maranvflle intends to make . Springfield his home, in the future as in the past, was evinced Saturday ,whei deeds were' passed- transferring to Jiim ' two .desirable lots on Vinton Terrace, on which he intends to erect a fine . house.. - - ' '-' -' -1 ' ' The lots adjoin and , are pearly op posite the house where the young man passed his boyhood days. Close by is the VEmily Ball playground, formerly a big, undeveloped tract, - where the "Rabbit", learned to play the national game as a member of amateur' teams. Out of 11,600 male high school teach- ers in Germany, 4,000 are now serving " with the army, i I FANS'- OWN COLUMN THE 3?. A XJ S X WEWtT OPB5ED ' BE1 OiBABIt S3-42 ELU STREET Ebom ror All HeaAen ot the Vmaaitr, BOSTON SHOE STORE 1SSS UAIN STREET, PoU-B Theatre BuUains. T7P-TO oattb; DAKBER gHOP riVK BAHBEit3 NO WAITENO WILLIAM HcCOMBS 10M Main 8 1. over Douglas Shoe Stor ML ST. BELLWOOD, M. C , rbone iesa-4 Uoensed CfairopodbM I Br. Thompson Practice Limited to Slea 23 5IAIN STREET Bridgeport, Cons, - t Office nniw , ; Stefiy a. meu- to 8 p n Cnndftjs XO a. m. to 1 p. ni tuns Fanner Want Ads. One Cent a. Word. WARDS WONT PLAY SUNDAY BALL IN NEWARK -Nr-w V-b- 71 o ...K 1 PnhAFt "R. Ward of the Brooklyn Federal League uiud ana .fat rowers ana iarry em TTVr ti Ail return ed from the Federal League conclave in tiunaio yesxeraay. xne auiieuuio will be held up for two weeks, pend tnTn nt tYip Kn-nsas Citv injunction against the Newark Club project. . While in Buffalo it is understood that strong influence was brought to bear upon Robert B.' Ward, Vice Pres ident . of- the league, to change his mind in relation to Sunday baseball. The Wards will not, permit" their club to play on Sundays. It . was pointed out by the other club owners that Sunday games in Newark with Brooklyn as the visiting club would prove a great attraction not only from Newark and surrounding cities, but from Brooklyn and New York. Pat Powers isespecially anxious to have the Wards permit their club to play in Newark on Sundays, as he thinks this would be the biggest draw ing card on the schedule.- A :'''"'.'- The Wards, - however, istuck to the decision they mad when they went into : baseball, that ' the Brookfeds must observe the Sabbath. Although this decision will probably mean a deal in lost gate receipts, nevertheless the other club owners must submit to Mr. Ward's decision. , --'' v The attitude pf the Wards is natur ally quite a disappointment to the new owners of the Newark iclab, but they hope that when , the schedule la fin ally announced on March 13 at Pitts burgh that they will receive a number of attractive Sunday dates. - JENNINGS TELLS WHEN DONOVAN 1 LOST THAT SMILE i, ' (Sporting News.) According to ''Hugh Jennings, who had , several weeks' experience with the subject of this sketch, back of that famous smile of Wild .Bill Dono van there was . a "mighty "fighting" disposition. 'Bill has lost his smile on any num ber of occasions," says Hughie. I can recall numerous instances of when the Tigers were fighting for the pen nant In the years of 190V, 1908. 1909 that Bill frowned quite as often as did any of the rest of us. '-"""' 'For several weeks in the; season .of 1907 the Tigers were in front, but they couldn't gain on the Maefcmen. Then came a series with Cleveland Just prior to the Tiger-Nap : engagement the: Cleveland "-team had "-played three games with the Athletics and ..had used its second string pitchers. When De troit showed up the Naps had Joss, PJhoades, " Moore, Hess, and , Bernhard ready and 'we were beaten in three games. ': . . . . , . ; "After the third game I. spent a few minutes jawing- with Addie Joss. Bill joined i us x -and . right afterwards URhoades lipped in. ' Then Doc Payne, the - Cleveland - trainer, inserted his voice. This was too much for Bill. "Turning" towards Payne he yelled: " "Now, you get out of this argu ment and stay out. I know you have a reputation as a fighter, but either show, something now or get on your way.' "Payne left. "I ' can also recall an instance of where Bill took one of Sam Crawford's good clubs and busted up a stove in the old club house . because the team let him get sbeat out of a 1 xo 0 game let him: get beat toy throwing away numerous chances on the base paths. ., "This was back In 1908." After a moment or two of reflection Jennings continued: v "I do not know that a ' display of temper , discloses perseverance, tout it certainly shows than a man has some backbone. Bill surely has that and. plenty or it. . i , REED OF PHILLIES BECOMES FEDERAL; BROWHJtElEASED Buffalo, March . 'l Manager Lee Magee, of the BrookJ-yn " Federals, strengthened . the , Brooklyn Federal league toy signing at least one new player daring the league meeting, whichended Saturday night -.t. Buffa lo after a two-day session. MlHon Reed, the young "shortstop of thl PhUadelphia Nationals, is the latest athlete to hear the call of the coin j and jump the traces of organiz ed ball. With Magee himself play ing second base and Reed at short. the territory in the - vicinity of the keystone sack - will be well taEfaen care of. Miner Brown, the three-nngered pitcher, has - been, released by the Brooklyn Feds, (but as . his contract still has two years to run, the league will take care "of him. It is believed that Brooklyn handed him his walk ing papers so that he might sign with either the Buffeds or te Chicago Whales. . Both these clubs are after the once famous hurler, and it is lie ly that Brown will Ibe seen in Buffalo livery during the coming i season. ; PJiAITvEVIVAIi OF OM BRIDGEPORT YACHT CLCB Members of the old Bridgeport Xacht'club, which was disbanded sev eral years ago, are said to be planning a revival of the organization, in the interests of yacht and small boat rac ing, without the extensive social feat ures. , , A meeting of those interested will be held soon, it is said. Yachtsmen of prominence are said to be interest- ed. I. Fire In the business section of Peo ria, 111., did tl,000,000-damage.. Princeton students contributed $1,100 to the American Ambulance Hospital in Paris. N Easter, fustom Woolens S NEW lAI'OKI) BROTHERS SEE W East Side and West End ' E BY EDDIE President O'Rourke Laughs at Clar kin's Charge of Trickery in Last Election . (By Wagner.) Howie Baker of this city, who is trying for a place on the Chicago White Sox infield, was given a com pliment by Eddie Collins, the $50,000 second baseman, when he met the Bridgeport youngster for the' first time. ? iThe Sporting New gives, this account of the incident: "There were a lot more players on the Chicago team whom Collins never had seen and he quickly made ac quaintance with all of them.- When he was introduced to Howard Baker he hesitated. "Gee, but you look a lot like the 'old boy. I believe you. might drive . W out . like he does, too," and Eddie felt the strong arms of the young Sox recruit. By ! the "old boy ? everybody. Knew maaie meant Frank Baker, the great clouter of the Athletics. ; ; r , " Jim Clarkin, the Hartford baseball magnate - 4s out with another last of Inaccurate statements. v He declares he won't" start the season and roasts President Q'Rourke ' of the Eastern association. He says the baseball public is strongly opposed to the O'Rourke regime. That is where Clarkin Is wrong as usual. He takes the conceited" stand of most magnates' who think the fans are interested in them. The average fan is interested in players and not magnates. , He wouldn't care if Jim O'Rourke or Jack Johnson presided over the East ern association or if it had any presi dent at all. The fan wants ' good baseball and his enthusiasm doesn't go beyond that. 1 Clarkin in his tirade ' claims O'Rourke obtained' J his election : by trickery. O'Rourke pointed - out to day that his election was by a vote of 5 to 3. He was net in the room when the election was held but Clark in was. So if there was any trickery it is easy o see who was responsible. It is the custom for Intelligent people to abide by majority ' rule-, , so why aoesn t'tJlarKm vstop howling' and to collect a ball team? trJl. Trainer Jimmy'Duggan of the New York Americans is waiting to meet Trainer Harry Tuthill of the Detroit. The latter said Duggan lacked, poise and dignity necessary for a big lea- VJIJAT HOLY ARE DOING IN BASKETBALL. .r ,' ' :- - 1 " .. - ..... . . ( ''-''.'-., Report That Hearts t cure Beckman of Ribbons . (By Old Man Gruxrip.) j It has been- given out upon good authority that the Hearts have sign ed Beckman, the star forward on the Blue Ribbon; quintet. If that is not rubbing it in I would like to know. Beck, is about the classiest little play er that has appeared in this city since the days of " Haggerty, J of the old Bridgeport five.. If the old league is about to turn professional it is about time the curtain was .drawn. Not that I want to see. the season close now that the Hearts have a two game ieaa. But if Beck ever puts a foot on a Holy Name basketball court the St. Charles,' and I might also add the other two teams, will say "au revoir" to ,the league season. - In the first place Beck is not a member of the Sacred Heart parish, - in ' the second place, he does not reside in this city and in the. third place, the most im portant of all, 'he is a professional. The latter bars him from entrance to the Holy Name1 basketball league. Then again it may be but a rumor. Said , an ' enthusiastic and likewise independent fan Friday night: "It is too bad that the- four "teams are not evenly matched in regards weight and height. . If the league was but com posed of four teaoms the size and weight of the John's, Mary's and Charles', it would be a dandy, old race for the flag. , . Of course ybu can't blame the Hearts for bringing over the big team they have. Probably they can't get a smaller team." He then added: "I would advise that next year the teams be uiider a stip ulated weight," S, The mos't rabid Sacred Heart root er will agree with. me that the Sacred Heart five are too big for the other teams in the league. It is indeed a wonder that the opposing fives have given them such a battle as they have. The smallest player on the Heart five is Rainville and, what he is shy in height he over makes up for in weight. : It is a safe venture to say that the Sacred Heart five as a whole average 155 lbs.; St. Charles about 145; St. Mary's about 140 and St. John's about 130.' In height the Hearts have it on every team to a 'GUARDIAN ANGEL" ; OF GHETTO MAKES INTERESTING ADDRESS Miss Ruth Angel, member of the Rivington street mission of New York's East- Side, addressed an au dience last night at the People's Pres byterian . church.. She related the mission work that is being done among the Hebrews by her and her father, Rev. Bernhard Angel. Miss Aiigel is known on Governor's Island as 'the guardian angel." SUFFRAGE IiECTTTRER TEIiliS OF NEED OF . EQTJAIi FRANCHISE Dr. Maud Thompson of New York city, appeared before an audience at Socialist hall last evening and told COMPLIMENTED COLLINS OF SOX gue job. Duggaii claims he won't lack the punch. v ; Reports from- Hot Springs say Ray Keating has disposed- of most of his superfluous flesh and is ready to do his share of the: New Yrk Ameri cans pitching. "r . The Grahd Prize automobile, race at the Panama exposition was won Saturday by Resta,. 'an English driv er . in a Peugeot - car. Wilcox in a Stutz car was second. . .Barney Old fied withdrew early because of en gine trouble. The first prize was $3, 000 and the second $1,000. 7 : ': In Juarez it' is considered that'-the Johnson-Willard bout, is off. Wil lard is 1 still there, waiting to. hear from .Promoter Curley who has gone to Havana to see Johnson. - The Park Gun club of this city Wade the best - score in the inter club rifle championship matches last week. The locals had, 998 out of 1,-' OOO. Bucyrus, :'0.;; , was; second with .996 and Warren, Pa., third with, .990.' " Frank Hinkey,, the . Yale football coach, has gone to Florida Jor a win-" ter vacation. Qn his way home he will stop at Princeton to confer with Speedy Rush, the new Tiger coach. Hinkey has never' met Rush. ; ', Connie Mackis a cheerful cuss. He comes-out ami" says he thinks the Athletics can win the pennant this season. Mack declares 1 his young pitchers will deliver the stuff al though? he admits Collins and Baker will be missed. ' - . The high prices demanded ' by box ers these days - make the promoters wonder where there is a chance t make a cent. It is figured that the men conducting, the Welsh-Ritchie match will'have,to take in- $30,000 be fore they show a profit. Members of the - Boston National League baseball 'team who had ar- iver in Macon, Ga.,, were ready -to begin spring training today. ' fCaps tain Johnny ' BveJs,, Catchers, Gowdy, Whaling and Tragesser and Pitcher Hess were greeted on their "arrival by Manager Stallings who spent the winter 'on his farm, near Macon. . PLAYERS : Are Trying to Se- Hanburv of the CMa ing from what is believed to be water on xne Knee., ie will be unable to play for another week or two and the Saints will sorely miss -him. .There Is no use in tnllrlnc tv. combination of Snyder, Hurley and Whelanj of he St. ' Mary's is a: dan dy." I can't understand why they are in third place. ' Then again they are the only three .men on the team so what's the use In trying tofind ,out the. reason. :..-.'':..',.. '.; The St. John's have taken on a- new lease of life since their rejuvenation. They have met the St.r,-Charles' four times and these' were "'the scores: St. Charles' 27, St.- John's 20; St. John's 20, St Charles 19 St.' Charles 2S, St. John's "22; St. Charles 21, St. John's 16. The total -number ' of points registers as follows: St. Charles' 90, St. John's 77. a difference of but 12 points in favor of the Charles in four games: Only four points dif ference to a game. The two upper East Side teams have have been, accused of throwing bombs into the camp of St. Mary's and Sacred Hearts, at the three previous meetings thereby injuring the league as, a whole Sacred Hearts fathered the resolution cutting the schedule to one game a week instead of two and they were aided by the Alma Mater directors. . Now that they realize that that there is only five more games to; be played and; the Hearts leading them by three which practically elim inates the Alma Mater boys from the championship they aresorry they ev er favored such a "bush league" res olution. Had they - lived up to the adopted schedule there would be ten games yet to be played and the St. Mary's would have a fine chance of copping the rag. .As it stands to day they must win all their five games while the Hearts are ' losing threev to have a look-in for the gonfalon.' If the Hearts' win but two games the best the ' Mary's can do is tie thtem. That old adage of "Look twice before you leap" is an appropriate one in the. case, of7 St. Mary's. the reasons why women should get equal franchise. .; ' She said the ballot has to be fought for. It is needed, she said, to recall the congressmen who voted for child labor, RUMANIA AND BULGARIA , AGREE ON THROUGH TRAFFIC London, Mar. 1: An important agreement has been reached," says a Sofia despatch to Router's Telegram Company, between the Rumanian and Bulgarian railwya administra tions providing for the - passage of freight trains through both countries without transfer of shipments. An epidemic of scarlet fever devel oped in Hamilton, N. T. Several stu dents of Colgate University are vic tims. s V - PITTSFIELD TO TRAIN IN 5 QUAKER CITY Pittsfield, March 1. Berkshire winds, Berkshire snow and Berkshire rain don't appeal a whole lot to Jack Zellar and after several years of experience trying-- to whip a squad of -baseball players into condition for the Eastern association campaign with - more or less unsatisfactory results, the Pitts field magnate has concluded to train his bunch in Philadelphia. - Candidates for' the team will -bev asked to report April 5 at Philadelphia and- the train ing will be on Stenton Field. :' , Hotel accommodations fpr 36 have been secured. Manager Zellar intends to stick to the Quaker City and not show in Pittsfield before -the , Eastern association race starts, -although Man ager Noonan of the Wilkes-Barre club of the,; New York State league club wanted to come here for a gameAiril 19. He expects to keep his players in Philadtlphia. until April 27 and then go to Bridgeport for the opening game, April 28. ' His team plays in its first game here April 30. v . -'T 1 Zellar has picked up Pitcher Alex ander ! from the Philadelphia Nation als. Alexander is a brother of "Alex ander the Great" of the Phillies, and was with that 'club last season. Som erlot arid Barrkamp are to be trad ed and he has retained only Prysock, Troy,, Sherman, . Rettig and- '"Taylor. Troy is bringing with him a pitcher named Bill Edwards, who is reported to .have received an offer from the Federal, league: Hyatt will.be given another trial. v ABSENCE OF YALE CREW COACH HAS OARSMEN WORRIED New , Haven, March ; 1. Tale oars men are worried because no word. has been received from Guy Nick alls, the English coach, who was to have left England .for this country February 22. The steamer on which he was to have sailed postponed its sailing for a month, v "' ' v" Several cablegrams were sent to him at London- to learn his plans, tout no. replies have been t received. Nickalls expected to bring with Mm a new English shell for the 'varsity and ESng-lish-made oars. , j- . , 1 Ienegre said last night that; -the practice will be temporarily in charge of Eugene '.Gianini, the freshman coach. There 'are 1S6 candidates for the crews: ',Xt:-ia- expected that half , a dozen shells -.will be on ..the water hia afternoon. . . , TJhe'.lrositipn,. of. ..stroke on.; the.-"Tale, 'varsity eight will be the most 'dim cult place to flll- this year. . There is no "Jack" , Appleton in -this year's squad. In the fall regatta Mr. Nick alls had three '.varsity - strokes at work, Morse, who stroked the winning class, crew at , Cambridge last spring, Coe of last year's freshmen crew and Gilftllan, stroke of the second 'varsity crew of last season. i Morse's crew won the . fall regatta, with Coe's crew second and Gilfillan's crew third. Morse is a big, strong cfiap, but has neveij rowed in very good form He, however, has possi bilities. v t Coe- is a new man at sroke and fs not so powerful as Morse. Gilfillan was .'stroke of the freshmen crew In 1913 and was a strong competitor for stroke last June against Jack Apple ton. ',.. BLUE RIBBONS To PLAY TWO TEAMS TOMORROW tllGHT Basketball fans will have a novelty presented for their approval tomor row, night when the Blue: Ribbons play a double header at Colnial hall. One : contest . generally exhausts a team but" Manager Leavy thinks the Ribfbons - can gallop through "two games. The main contest, will Sbe with the Jersey City rive. This -ag gregation contains Skeets Wright, one of the best players, in the . east, and also the hard working Jake Fuller. The Jersey City boys will be tackled first and; the Ribbons feel they must be fresh when they take on the, big fellows. . . . ' v. In the second engagement the Rib bons will meet the Atlas Ave of , New Haven. These boys have" been do f eating all "comers for several years and have been (begging the Ribbons for a game.' ; Fearing they 'might- not be; strong enough for a main attrac tion, Manager Leavy booked them for part 1 of a -dou'ble bill. The Atlas boys are connected with the Young Men's Hebrew association of New Ha ven. They will send a big delegation of - rooters and the local association will also, be out in force. The Jersey City game will commence at 8. .The line, up: Bine Bibboos.' Jersey CSty A.;0. Clinton, ..... L.F. . ... . . -Lambert Beckman, . ... . . R.F. ; . . Fuller Leonard.- C. .Seets ' (Wright) Roach, i. L.G. - ,Biggane Swenson, ....... R.G. ,. ........ Patrio The Atlas team will line up as fol lows: Rata, If; Greenberg, rf ; Mar cus, c; Goldlberg, lg; Alpert, rg. " " ALLEGED DYNAMITERS ASK SEPARATE TRIALS Los Angeles, March 1. David Cap Ian and M. A. Schmidt, who have been held to answer murder charges in connection- with the destruction of the Times building here in 1910, will de mand separate trials, according to' H. H. Appel, retained as attorney for them by Anton Johannsen, general or ganiser for the United Brotherhood of Carpenters '& Joiners of America. Ap pel expects to have associated with him several attorneys familiar with the trials of the McNamara brothers. Cap lan, who was ' extradited from Port Orchard, Wash., and Schmidt, who was extradited from New York, probably' J'wili' be arraigned tomorrow on one of, the eighteen Indictments re turned against them. . YANKS OFF FOR TRAINING AT SAVANNA Just Ibef ore the Yankees left the Pennsylvania station , yesterday - for Savannah,; Manager Bill Donovan said: "I am not counting pn winning a pennant, nor am I making -any rash prediction . but I think four "weeks at" Savannah will make a big difference in this club. : It does not look like such a. bad baseball outfit to me. The pitching staff measures up with any in the league, and I think the pre liminary work of the pitchers in Hot Springs will bring them to Savannah in condition to pitch fast ball for Our batting practice. 1 .. , 'Vwhat ,we need most of all," con tinued Donbvan, "are batters. . and muGh of .the attention at the training camp, -will be- toward this branch of .the-..game?'! ,vl' look for., some good hitting this year from such men as Cree, Pipp and High, and we still hope to add some batting, strength before .the .season begins." P - At Baltimore , the party wfU fee joined by , Cant. Roger Peckinpauh, Bir3jeJ,Cree,. X.ute Boone, Fritz Matoei,' and- Charley gchwert,. the university of, Pennsylvania catcher. , ... . -. The deal for the purchase f Kad- dy Baumann, the Providencei . third baseman, has not yetv beeft completed but- it ; is : expected thaf he will be a member .of .."the club before ; the team returns jiorth. . The players who left yesterday were Ray Fisher, R. J. Kel ly, a LoweH first , baseman; Jimmy Ring, a Lowell pitcher Paul Lewis, a -pitcher from. Hoboken, and Bill Tamm, an.Jnflelder from Newburg. Coach "Duke" Farrell completed the party. ...... " The pitchers and catchers who are at Hot. Springs with Scout Joe Kelley will : report . at the Savannah camp about March 8. They re Sweeney Nunamaker, Ray Caldwell, King Cole Ray Keating, .Jack Warhop and Car roll Brawn., u .,.,. Joe Lannan One of - v Good Canadian Boxers V While'Tommy Burns is theonlv na tive of' Canada in the list"' of - the world's " heavyweight- champions, ' the Dominiohrhas turned out many classy heavies." For instance, .there is. Samuel Langford, who started life In Nova Scotia, and who is about "as han -r dy a man -with hlsflsts as any -to be found on the crust of this oblate sphe roid, Old-time fans will recall many other 'Canadian.-' heavyweights -Wlia made- their mark on -the faces of their opponents among whom were two na tive sans of little Prince Edward ' Is land, Joe Lannan and George God frey; Lannan, who was born in Char- lottetown -Just-half a century -ago -! daXi s Marsb i.,- 1865,- was con tem po-; rary -of John L. Sullivan, Charlie. 'Mit chellPeter Jackson and other heavy- wesights. who gave zest to the life of the fight fan some twenty-five - or thir-. ty years t, ago. : Godfrey, best remem- bered-.-as .'Old Chocolate,"' because of his decidedly . brunette skin,, was - too light, to -iaspire . to the: heavyweight championship, -but the game and clev-' er, negro jgave the big fellows of that day a-lot of trouble. .... .. ., .. . Like nearlyall the Canadian boxers,; Joe -Lannan , -began - his ring career jn Boston , It was about thirty years ago that Joe. began mingling with box ers now .all ..but forgotten . ut fairly prominent -in that period such fellows as Denny Kelhher,- Matt , Cupningham and: Jim Duffy. In 188 Lannan ., went to , St. Paul ' and whipped Joe Brady and Billy "Wilson, but lost at Pat Kil len. - He also bested Ed McICeon at Grand Forks, N. D. Back in Boston he knocked out John P. Loughlin and Frank Herald, and fought a draw with his 'coutryman, George Godfrey. Lannan got into; the limelight in 1887, when he was matched with Jake Kilrain- for the championship of Amer ica. Jake then claimed the title be cause . of . Sullivan's - refusal to meet him, and a little; later he was present ed with a belt symbolic of the title. The Canadian put up a good fight, but he was defeated in eleven rounds. In 1889 he fought- another draw with George Godfrey, - and theft met Jack Ashtoh, who- knocked him out in the nineteenth - round. Later . that- yea Lannan and Peter Jackson tried to fight : at "Revere, Mass., but the cops butted in and stopped the proceedings. In ,1892 Lannan fought a three-round draw with Jim Corbett, and then met Godfrey again. The fight was staged at-Coney Island, and-this time Lannan was knocked out by - the negro. That ended his career in America, although he later fought a few battles in Eng land. ' ' ' ANNIVERSARIES OF RING BATTLES 1889 George Lavigne and George Siddons fought, 77.rounds. to a draw at Saginaw, ' ..Mich. Seventy-seven rounds , is , considerable figbt-r-and when, you consider that this . was La vigne's first regular ring battle, and that Siddons, known as the . "iron man" and the "all day. ;ffghter," was one of the toughest nuts to crack the( ring ever had, the feat, ' of the little sawed-off ' French-Canadian is entit led to go clattering down the OerBPors of time as 'one of the greatest' stunts Jnpugiistic history. Layigne had . de veloped" his muscles by loading salt on barges at Saginaw, and had boxed with is brother Billy and with Tommy Ryan, but in experience he Was a no vice when he went up against the tough and durable Siddons. A little later 'he fought Siddons again; going 55 rounds to a draw in Grand '.Jlapids, The "Saginaw Kid" ' became light Weight champion in 1896 and he held the title until 1899, when he was de feated by Frank Erne. . 1 1 865- -Joe "Lannon, heavyweight boxer, born in Charlottetown, Canada. 1890 Benny Kaufman, Hebrew featherweight,! born in Russia. - 1893 "Tommy Maloney, Irish-American welterweight, born in New York. . " ' ' ' Beginning March 1. the price of the Seattle . -. Post-Intelligencer will be raised to two cents. Lieut. John M. Trllick, of the rev enue cutter service, died in the Her mitage hotel. New York. """'.. ' The regular: meeting of the British National Rifle association will not toe held thi year because of the war. SIXTY IN GIANT CAMP AT Mmm, TEX. Marlin, Tex., March 1--Bixty mens- bers of the training party of -the Net York Nationals-are registered at tlM Arlington, Hotel,, with four still miss ing. The absentees are Manager Mo Graw, who left his traveling compan ions last night and went on-to Hous ton on some unknown, mission; Ar thur Fromme, whose arrival from California is expected tonight; Larry McLean, who is due from New.Yorls today - or Tuesday, and Emilio Pal mero, the Cuban, pitcher. . . , The party - that started from New York last, Thursday and made somei pick-ups at St. Louis got in early thia morning in charge of Eddie Brajv nick. , Accompanying this squad a,m Cy Seymour and Arthur- Devlin, wht aire free agents, and Dr.' Frank Fiai ley of Pittsburgh. Finley' Is an ohX friend of McGraw's and has made several spring trips to Marlin. Jeff Tesreau, Fred Snodgrass and Eddie Grant arrived late yesterday afternoon from Houston, and over another route Larry Doyle, Hans Lo- bert, Mrs. Lobert and Mrs. McGraw came in from New Orleans via Hous ton after a sea voyage from Havana. The Arlington Hotel is housing tha largest baseball party it has ever en tertained. There have been big squads here before, but when McGraw and Fromme ' arrive the baseball guests will number sixtytwo. Forty at thaso) are players and the rest .correspond ents, wives of players. Business Man agers , Bannick - and Kinsella and Groundkeeper Fabian. All of the boys from California re ported in fine condition. .Jeff Tesreau, who is regarded as the White Hopa of the Giants this year, has 'been playing some baseball in California, and is fit. Doyle has also been activa this winter in Florida and announce that he intends to hold , second basel against -all , comers, Fred Merkle ia another finely conditioned athlete. Ills.-of pyplaj - By . Lake McLuke Copyright, 18 15, the Cladnsati Enquirer , - , -What , She Said. , , "What did your wife , say. to -you "when iBhe'foTiHdr the note , from that girt in your pocket?" nsked Brown. ' "Ca'n yoti spare about four hours this afternoon?"-responded .Jones. '-"No," answered Brown. "Not right now."' .. . . B - . , . . , "Well." saifi Jones. J'I'JJ have, to tell you some other tiiyfi."' , .. - - Mixing.- ; y.rr- .,' . T'Tti fcarkeeri said:i "My life's a jar, -.--- But I must. 'bear the brunt-ot tt.- t . , - I mi thmse. up -behind, tbe bar , Tii-t start nuxups in. front of it." r; '' -Tr' ,? -'. - ' t. rr -'- -r ' ' . , Thanx! It Luke -..McLuke doesn't quit;. using our ideas before we Ket it chance to express them we will toe tempted to re sort, to" the protection- oe a copyright too. Fayette (W. Va.) Tribune. Names Is Names. Grant O. Lord is a conductor ot. the Illinois Central railroad-. . i ' , Things to Worry About. Siberia occupies one-ninth of all tha land in the world. " Ish Ka Bibr:Ie. ' The high cost of living- continues to bob. But the old free lunch counter is still on the job., ' Wonder Who Was Chasing Her? Bracelet Lost New Year's eve, be tween Rector's and Germanla club, one chased aoldeu lady's bracelet Ad. iu Chicago Tribune. :, i Our Datly Special. Keep your hoart warui and your liead cool and you'll pet along ail right. Luke McLuke Says: We all like to be known as "broad." But when we soe a man do a good deed we give liim si passing thouglst. and when we see hiiu do sornethiui; he shouldn't be doiiiir we remember it long enough to tell everybody in town about it. - Anyway, when Adam got ba;ls to the cave at night he didn't have to frisk himself for long blond hairs or talcum powder marks on his rags before he went in and faced Kve. When there is company at the house) and father gets too gay with the "ije inale callers mother's voice Is so sweet that it attracts the flies, v But as soon as the company , has gone mother's Voice gets so vinegary that it tarns the milk sour. r V Nearly every man you ' meet is car rying around a patent '; cigar Jighter that won't light. Ajfter you change a girl's name for her you may discover that -a girl by; any -other name isn't as sweety- , When a' farmer goes into a restau rant in. the cits the only thing be can think of to order is h&to and eggs. - It is hard to think up something to say that will make a thin wfcman feel gopfl.' Bnt you can always tell a fat womaa that she is getting thin and she "will love you for it , . 'Some men bunch the ten command ments into one commandment so they can observe it. And the one command ment is, "Thou shalt not be found out."-' : ' '. "' :""-': ;' " It doesn't make any. difference which side "wins the war in Europe. Tour landlord will expect his rent just the eame. -. - ,-. No married woman believes that her husband is so Important that he needs a young woman as his secretary. When Kan jold maid meets a woman who has had four husbands the old maid can't find anything to rst. about that they will both understand, unless it is the weather." ... 'tout can trade your reputation fes money, but you caat trade bftck.