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" THE FABMHR: JANUARY 6, 1915
f Heine, and .Abroad
LATEST TIDINGS FROM SPORTjLAND i"" by WagH
STOPS PUBLIC
BOXING BOUTS ;
. IN ARMORIES
. Albany,. Jan". . -There, -will be no
prize 'fights- in' State 'armories while
Governor Whitman Is Govefnor. -.This
was the declaration. of :: the . Governor
last night, afters. settlijUR ... complaints
filed wlth.Jhim by churches' and Individuals'-
pt the -i.Washington Heights
district, of Js'eir , York City ''against,
gupposel plyarii?' for a boxing exhibi
tion in the Twenty-second Regiment
Armory. --The Washington Heights
Baptist church' and- the United Pres
byterian churches were among: the
complainers. ;. j
The Governor turned the ' matter
over to Adjutant-General Stotesbury,
who investigated and found an apT
parent misunderstanding. -The plans
of . the ' regiment -were simply for in-tei-company
.-.bouts;? he . discovered,
w J h 'nd thought " for public exhibi
tunsr( " -y ' '!' '
- fTo' be on t the safe side, however,
the Governor caused , word to be. sent
t6 Chairman ' Wenck, of i .: the. State
Boxing Commission, to issue no per
mits fop ; public . boxing, exhibitions in,
State- armories. ' , He .- made it . plain,
however,', he has no . objection to
matches among the militiamen them
selves ' i . ' "
.jiateur Athletes
fla!! big season
A: A. U. Sanctions Floating All
i Qcr pouutry fo? Jndoor.
i And Outdoor Meets '
........ jt..,t.". ..".- - . v - " '
New or h,- Ja n." 6- Re ports received
cl t Che' national headquarters of- tire
Amateur Athletic Union in thts-'city
. indicate a rerajriabW season" of ac
t'vity on both indeed and - outdoor
t'-acks- during the coming year. Ap
I ications f or "sanctions are being re
c ed from, all j parts -of the country
- e . 1 it is predicted that 1916 will wit-r-
.3 more- track -meets, 'both! open and
c osed., than any previous year in the
'listory of the lift'.on,
i Scores of sanctions .for the "holding
" of games in almost evcoy -section of
the nation, have been, granted by eith
er the' national ,or divisional sj,socia-tionsi-
of fthey A U. , -and i there yap--;;
r ars to De no leu-np m me
1 h ese .meets taken , in conjunction
with - the ' various, games planned by
the colleges, ' universities , and ' InteiS
c .i'esjiate bodies form .aschedule
v- :.ic.h provide? board or cindery -track
e":npetition in some portion of the
country - fox 'alrast every .day f, the
next six months. ..-,,. . ; l .
Among the more important meets
with the,de.te and place for the hold
in? of the , contests are t the follow
ing: '-'Illinois ,Aj C, indoor, Chicago,
Jan. "20; Millrose" A-' A. indoor, New
York; Jan., 26; "Junior-A. ;A.i,U. Cham-
'pionshlps indoor, New York Jan. 29;
XJcston A. . A. indoor' Boston, Feb. 5;
Johns' Hopkins. University, ,lndoor.
Baltimore, Feb. 1 8 ; ? Georgetown Cni-v-?r.Hity,.
indoor: Washington, Feb. .1.9;.
Inter-coliegriate A, A: A, A.' indoor,
: 'Mow "Wrrte .March 4: ooen air meet.
New Orleans, March 5 and. 12; Middlel
Western, Conference,, indoor, Eyans-
. ton, III., March 17-18: Senior A. A. TT.
championships indoor,' New York,
' March 18;' Missouri A., Indoor, St.
Louis, March 18.. .;t
' Following these meets and a host
of minor games, -fflrtl! oms t the dual
-out-door track contests between the
college teams of ' all" paryts of( :the
states, ,''" April, May 'and fth early
portion of June will witness hundreds
of these dual.and triangular competi
tions leading- ,up . to- the ( final ("cham
pionship games of 'the various sections
' of the country. .Not satisfied with
the prospects of winning honors; in
their iwn territory v;. several of the
stronger cojlege traci-and -fields teams
are already' planning- to inva.de terri-
' tory ar removed from 1 their own
campus and these interaectlonal, tests
i of peed and strength promise to
its one of -the most interesting ; fea-
' tures of the coming season.
YALE BASEBALL TEAM
NEXT SEASON, IS REPORT
Yale men who are in a position to
know . say the - case , of the' five ; Yale
baseball players who (Withdrew from
intercollegiate athletics last-fall' be
cause of. violation, of the eligibility
, rulsgcjavi'ruis unjjhir.bageijall, is, on
its way to speedy settlement, if in
deed th-matter hanoff-'at this time
been j disposed of definitely, says Fair
Playjn the New York Post, i ; , vi . v
. Recent prophecy in this department
that ' however the final determination
of the Yale authorities may affect four
of the men involyed, the fifth man,
LeGore, will be found representing his
university on the gridiron in the .fall
Of 1919 and playing, baseball in the
spring of .1917, still stands. Recent
developments in the situation give no
ground for w'thdrawing or amending
it in any way. . - , ' " 1
On the other hand, nothing Is risked
Jn saying that, so far. as veteran flrstf
etrtng material is concerned, the Yale
'varsity, nine this spring will present a
sorry spectacle. There has been hopes
in. certain quarters that the Yale ' au
thorities, might.see ' their 'way ideal" -to
adjust the 'dimculry without action so
drastic as will surely be applied,
There is the :-feeling" ; among" Yale
men "of high Ideals that previous ath
letic officers at Yale were as deeply
responsible for the juogup' episode as
the players themselves wijre. The vi
olations in question had been in prog
ress for 4some time preceding Profes
sor Corwin'a appointment as chairman
of the athletic ; committee-' and It was
he that took prompt measures to' en
force Smore "strict observance of the
rules as they stood.. ,
The players who' fell under the prae-t.-cal
interpretation the stipulations
had come to look upon them as dead-
at' all.'
CSE - LTFOKD BROTHERS. BTTY
ET. UNION LABW, PASTS B
2 East Side and Woe End. T
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SKI JUMPERS IN
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Stjoughton, Minn., Jan. 4 Ski ' JUm pers in Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin and several other states are now
oiling up their limbs for the bis tourneys, which are to come shortly." The recent heavy fall of snow in this sec
tion, of .the country, has helped: the ; folio wers- of the ancient sport of Norway to enjoy their favorite pastime,
With the big slide. '.here lnvreadiness for the tourney some new jumping records are expected. This, dangerous,
bu. exhilarating ,iport jis'one of tne most spectacular" of all forms of winter exercise.; The. contestants glide down "
a steep, incline, on wooden runners and, standing uprightr shoot' from a. takeoff out througi space, landing in soft .
stiow , In the illustratipnt Carl Solterg-, ' one. ,of the leading Scandinavian, pkiers nt Wisconsin, is shown at
tempting' to break the Jumping-record.- .. ?: '.-'-..; ' '-.''J '''. 'V'' ;. " .":''! ' '""'.' T ;' . -. N
los? angeles ;
signs change
for: Manager
Ios ; Angeles,. v Jan. 6- Frank
Chance, former- manager of the Chi
cago 'National league team and the
New Ybrk: Americans, - will .manage
the Los Angeles Pacific Coast league
team this year, it was announced last
night ;; by 'john Fi Powers, president
of the local 1 clubl Chance will pur
chase a one-third interest in the club,
Powers stated. ? ; i '-- ,
. - Jimmy Callahaii, ' agreed to manage
Los Angeles about a month: ago, ; but
was allowed to withdraw when he got
a chance t to i act as Pittsburgh man
ager. .i ..." . p
MANY FOOTBALL STARS . : '
. ARE TENNIS EXPERTS
v In the mind of the average follow
er of sport, there is a wide gulf be
tween footbaH and tennis yet a num
ber of husky collegians epend : their
springand summer tin wielding a -racquet
.and, find themselves., fit in ' the
fall for strenuous season of ' 'varsity
gTidirop work, i Thie is no. new .an
gle to the ' court game . for .2 0 years
ago l the ; college athlete . was mixing
football aryi tennis but ' not to ' the
extent that prevails ' today. , Robert
E.-' Wrens, the- retiring ; president . of
the National Lawn Tennis association,
and George - T. Adee, who.- is slated
to 11 succeed him, were .rival quarter
backs . in... the 1 famous Yale-Harvard
game Tat Springfield in 18 94. Wrennj
gave the- signals ifor Harvard while
Adee acted as field -general for Yale
and made ;the All-American eleven of
that year. . :K . j - : .; :' ' "
Veteran football ""enthusiasts will
neyer forget thats game.. " Yale "won
12 to . 4 but only after a battle which
was more like- modern warfare than
football . ( Players were '.carried off
the gridiron .in relays and, the side
lines resembled a field hospital. . 'As
a result of trie -.conflict -the two uni
versities decided , that! they had
enough - football to last for several
years and Harvard and Yale'(did not
meet on the i gridiron again until
1897.- ' ?-..:', .
ANNIVERSARIES
1 OF RING BATTLES
1914 Freddies, Welsh defeated
Frankie Whitney in 10 rounds at At
lanta. . As a result of this session
In , the Georgia metropolis, ... Whitney
has gained a . wholesome respect for
the Welshman's prowess;' .and he has
never Joined in the anvil chorus -of
those who. denounce Welsh. The Ce
dar Rapids lightweight has fought a
lot of good men,- including Charlie
White, but he. declares that Freddie
kept him busier than all the other
boxers he had ever' niet combined.
"During thoaa ;10' rounds in Atlanta,"
said Whitney not long ago, "Freddie
showed me more boxing skill than all
the eighty y or ninety other : fellows
I had fought' up to ( -that " time. - If
Welsh is half as good now as he was
two 'years ago, none of. the boys have
a chance with him over any route up
to 20. rounds.'" Whitney has been
scrapping in Hhe roped arena., since
1908, and he "has. fought, enough, ef
the top-notchers to know boxing when
he is up against .it. , . ..
' 1882 -r-f. -Jack Dougherty, v welter
weight boxer, born at Radford, Eng
land. ' " -
THE NORTHWEST
OILING UP FOR
A ' '.':
RUSSIA GRAFPLEn:l
HAS NEW DEFENSE
; ' New York, Dec, 6. An entirely new
and novel method bt : defense was
shown in; the bout between Zbyszke
and Zelesnow, the 11 Russian, who
on Tuesday' night stood off Aberg to
a draw in a bout limited to 30 minutes
in the wrestling., tourney at the Man
hattan Opera House. ':;'.:?-?','.'-.
The. Russian i went on with Zbyszko
in a ' catch-as-catch-can f bout. J and
every time the- Pole got his opponent
on -the mat the Russian would curl up
into a human ball, xwith his knees up
to his ohih, and holding his toes with
his hands. Zbyszko wni'M then start
to .untangle Mr. Zelfesnowv and sud
denly -the latter -would .shoot up like a
JaekJ-in-the-box and get on his feet. ?
The Russian baffled Zbyszko for 20
minutes to a draw, and was , heartily
applauded., .- .'. . ,y'6'., , -..
Doc Roller, who returned from Cuba
yesterday, .reappeared, in the tourna
ment,' and as soon as he saw a state
ment to the effect that ' he bad been
thrown twifce. in 40 minutes, by Mort
Henderson, the "Masked Marvel,", the
Seattle medic became very muchiex
cited. i .. v ;''.:.' .'.
f There is not a word of truth- in it,-"
said "the Doc with fire in his eye. "I
wrestled Mort ' Henderson . in Altoona
last November, and while he won the'
first fall In 40 minutes, I took the sec
ond in 20 rninutes. As Henderson re
fused to - come out for the third fall,
the match necessarily went to me. I
have 81,000 that says I can throw
Henderson "in 40 minutes."' ' .-
Then ; Roller turned : to Ed Pollard,
manager oz the "Masked Marvel, ' and
said:, ''''..:.- 1 . '.. - ,..;.. ; '"
'"If Henderson is the Masked Marvel,'-
my proposition . holds good." "I
can't speak for vMort Henderson," re
plied Pollard, "but the ;'JarveI' will
wrestle you any jime." ' '-
No Alibi For Bob
FolweU If He Fails
- Wjth Penn Eleyeii
Philadelphia, Jan. 6 Charles Whar
ton and Harold Gaston will be chos
en assistants to - Bob FolweU, new
head coa,ch of the Pennsylvania foot
ball team . for 1 9 16.'.'-' One moire as
sistant will be selected later, but the
man has. not been decided upon , as
yet. Neither Whartori nor . Gaston
have been officially appointed, but
both FolweU and . Wharton Sinkler,
chairman of the football committee,
declared yesterday that these men
would be offered tie positions.
. Wharton ' was line i coach during
the past season. In which the line
was the. only dependable pari; of the
Quaker machine. After the Dart
mouth game last season Wharton de
clared that he was. through with
coaching-, " but it is believed that he
-will reconsider his decision. ' Gaston
will again have charge of the scrubs.
It was generally-believed that Bill
Hollenback - would be appointed Fol
well's first assistant, ,but the new
head coach intimated yesterday., that
the football, committee is opposed to
this plan ' and that another man will
be selected to handle the backfleld
candidates, Just who this man will
be Folwell refused to say. In talk
ing over the situation at the training
house Folwell stated that he expects
to sign his contract Friday. VI ask
ed only for a one year contract," he
declared, "because I am confident that
I can make good in that time. I will
take blame for, a poor season and if
we have a first rate team I expect
THE BIG TOURNEYS
SALE OF CUBS
TO WEEGHAN
FOR, $500,000
1 " Cincinnati. Jan, 6 The. baseball
dove of peace began its last flight yes
terday when Charles W. W"eeghman,
former owner , of , the late Chicago
Federal leagiie club, handed over his
check for $100,000 in part payment
for the ' Chicago Cubs to . Charles P.
Taft, owner of the Chicago club.. At
the Eame time the announcement was
made that the peace committee meet
ing with- the National Commission
had reache'd a. tentative" agreement
as . to the International league trou
bles, .: ...'-''-.: , ; 1 '.''"
Formal, announcement that Weegh
nian had obtained the Cubs was forthr
coining from Mr. Taft after a lengthy
conference with Weeghman and Har
ry F. Sinclair..; i . ; ... .
At the . conclusion of the meeting
Mr. Taft emerged, from the room and
announced that he had sold the Cuba
to Weeghman for $5O0l000, the for
mal . contract to.be signed on Janu
ary 20, when Weeghman will pay the
other 8400,000. : , "; ' '
"It Is a cash transaction,' said Mr.
Taft. "Mr. Weeghman has purchaa--ed
90 per cent, of the Cub stock."-
The Cubs will play at the North
Side park in . Chicago, formerly used
by the Federal league; club. Weegh-t
man takes, over the West Side ball
park on which, Charles ;W Murphy
holds a long lease, but ' Taft prom
ises to assist - Weeghman to get , ridj
of the property within two yearsj
Weeghman. will pay $12,000 a year for
the lease of the old" park. ' ' i .
The negotiations for the acquisition
of the Cubs by Weeghman were starts
ed some weeks ago, at a .time when" ttf
was believed that baseball peace wast
pending or at least possible.' The or
iginal negptiafeons were with Harry
Fl Sinclair, who only a : few months
before had become interested In the
Federal league. Sinclair was a prom
inent factor in the- peace negotiations!,
but according to his own statement,
Weeghman is the purchaser and will
be v the president of the -Cubs.
Sinclair, who ftwns 40 or 50 -of thj
Federal league players, said fhe will
not dispose of them until he has.'been
definitely assured that he cannot buy
the Giants, In the 'event that he is
successful in acquiring the New York
club he , will endeavor to keep ' the
stars for himself And sell. the others.
If not " successful he will seil all of
the players whose contracts he con
trols. . - - -
King Cole, Pitcher.
on Yankees, Is Dead
Bay City, Mich., Jan.", 8 Leonard J,
(King) Cole, pitcher of the New York
American league baseball team and
formerly with the Chicago National
league club, died at his home here
today. He had been seriously 111 for
several weeks. Cole was forced to
leave the Yankees because of tumors.-
' A
the credit. I knew little abeut the
material at -' Penn, but you. cannot
tell me an institution that, has 7,000
undergraduates cannot turn out a
great , team." ...
Farmer Want Ads. One Cent a Word
YANK OWNEI
CONFIDENT OF
GETTING MABEE
New York, Jan. 6 Col. Jacob Rup-
pert and Capt. T. L.. Huston, owners
of the Yankees, returned yesterday
f rom the baseball , meeting, in Cincin
nati. Capt. Huston, when ..asked if
he had obtained any new players, re
plied that, on account ' of the negotia
tions being carried on by Harry Sin
clair for the purchase of the Chicago
Cubs, little progress had been made
toward signing any Federal league
stars for the Yankees. 7
He added . that Sinclair' and Col.
Ruppert hoped to get together for a
chat next ,week. At this : time Col.
Ruppert expects to land' several tar
players of the Federal league.- One
of 'these players will be Lee 'Magee,
the former manager of the Brooklyn
Feds, while another is said to- be
Eddie Rousch, the outfielder of the
Newark Feds. ; . " '
"Sinclair values Magee.at a'.high
figure," said Capt. Huston, In discuss
ing the chances of the Yankees secur-
Bing the second baseman. , ''But we
f expect to . have him playing with us
next season, either at seeond or In the
outfield. - This wl be up to Manager
Donovan."'. ; ;
JIMMY CALLAHAN,
HEW PIRATE BOSS;
GREAT STRATEGIST
"James J. Callahan, who succeeds
Fred . Clarke as manager of the . Pitts
burgh. Pirates, was born in Fitchburg,
March' 18, 1874, and Is ' accordingly, in
his 42nd , vear. ; ' His first- baseball ex
perience was acquired , as a member of
the Pepperell team, , semi-professional.
He was given a tryout - with the Phil
adelphia Nationalsand in 1895 went to"
the - Springfield team ; of the Eastern
league as ja pitcher. ' His success was
pronounced and in the ' fall of that
yeary he was drafted both ; by,: Pitts
burgh and Kansas City. W r
In the draw,. Pittsburgh vlost '.the
man who, 20, years later, -was to be
come manager. However, Kansas City
wasnlt to j enjoy its tfumph long,' tot
in 1897 Callahan was acquired , by - the
Chicago , Nationals and there he re.
mained through 1900. . M -.'. ' '
It was in 1901 that Callahan went
over1 to. the White Sox as a pitcher.'
His hitting had always been good and
the following - year he pitched part . of
the time and played the outfield when-
not jworking .on the! inounl.: In 1903.
key"s outfit and played third, base, his
batting average that year being .290.
A year later in 1904 Callahan re
signed the'- managership . and , Jn '.. the
succeeding year j Jumped r, organized
baseball to . take hold of "the Logan
Squares, an' outlaw team.; There, he
remained until 1911, when he returned
to the White Sox as outfielder, being
named manager 4n 1912, andholding
on until his Resignation at the close ef
tke 1914 season. ' , ,'";.' , '
Callahan Is,- a master of the art
known as "inside baseball.". He is
credited as being able to" get; every
ounce of what results are possible to
get; and-, it is said his knowledge of
the game- is surpassed by few men ,in
the national pastime. . ' ?. ''.-
One thing that is, said about the new
pilot is that" lie possesses the .knack of
installing his own confidence nto -the
men under him! He doesn't know the
meaning of ; the. 'word' "qu't," and
whenever ' there is a chance worth
fighting for, he is In there fighting. '
. While he! is opposed ' to rowdyism
and roughneck, tactics, he' insists upon
his players going after everything - in
sight, and loafing is one ol! the signs
that - no' Callahan player is able to
atone for.' This being the case,' there
may be bright- things. .in, store.- for the
baseball fans of Pittsburgh. ,
JONES ill CHARGE 7
OF ST. LOUIS CLUB
J St. Louis, Jan. . Fielder Jones, who
managed the St Louis Federals last
season, took managerial charge of the
iSjt. Louis Americans yesterday. . He
also Decaime second vice-president of
..he club. ' y ' . ' i .- s- , . '. .
It developed that In the Onal agree
ment, to the transfer of. tite St. Louts
Americans, to t the ' hew owners IM1
Ball, Otto -Stifel and associates it was
Iprovided that Colonel Kobert Lee
Hedges, retiring- president of the club,
(Should pay, the syndicate that handled,
the deal $6,00 which, he received- from
rthe Boston Americans for Catcher Ag
ncw, Tlie latter was sold to Boston
before the peace agreement was
signed, but after the syndicate headed..
by Walter Orthwein and Cal McDiar-1
mid had obtained an opinion on ' the
.St. Louis Americana... - '
" The syndicate, however-, took over
all "debts of the elub, inchictmg the
185,000 Judgment in favor of John
0Connor,. fornier manager of the- crubv
.;whieh was affirmed ,by the St Louis.
Court of Appeals, yesterday,,
Koly Name rs Clash
In Two Games Tonight
Tonight's games ia ih& Hofy Name
league should be u-p. ,. to i t.heir- usual
standard as a lot depeaes n the re-,
suits. Three team tied for first place,
means something when the boys come
together and fight it ' out for first
place honors.
Basketball is uncertain and when
the St.- Mary's and Sacred Hearts
come together in the first game
should the Hearts, who are- holding
down last place, come across with a
win it will upset the standing quite,
a little. . , ; ,
St. John's and St. Charles' will set
tle the dispute as to who is entitles
to.? first place. , ,
Dancing will be enjoyed after the
games. Music by the Holy Name Or
chestra. " "
.... FUNERAL DESIGNS AND "j
BOUQUETS,
JOHN Ui-Ct. vv GN, . !
RTvWLtt
BIGELOW WANTS HARTFORD
Two - important moves in the excit
ing campaign to organize the Eastern
asociation took place yesterday. J.
H. Clarkin, the ' Haj-tford insurgent,
failed in bis effort to induce Major
Stoddard of New Haven to desert the
Eastern and F. H. Bigelow, the Wor
cester sportsman, announced that he
wanted to place an Eastern franchiri
in Hartforfd. , Bigelow has gone , ito
Hartford today to seek a site for' a
park. , Bigelow declares that If he
can't get a franchise for Worcester he
wants one in Hartford.
Clarkin invaded New Haven in an
effort to see Major Stoddard but was
unable to get any nearer than trie
Major's business representative. The
latter t informed Clarkin , that Stod
dard wanted nothing to do with the
merger plan. Jack Zeller, the East
ern organizer, was in New Haven yes
terday, too. He declared everything
was working , smoothly and that a
circuit of six clubs would surely be
announced before January 17.' ,
The University of Michigan football
schedule, which has. Just been issued,"
indicates that . the westerners will
play oilly one game away from- home.
That will be the Cornell contest' at
Ithaca, N. Y. , : J-
- 1 ' - h ' '
Lew Bodie, the western giant. Is the
latest seeker after ring honors to in
vade New York. In the event that
Coffey s beats Moran tomorrow night
Bodie will get a chance to meet Coffey
DRUftlMIE AND HENNESSEY H
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YOUNG McAULIFFE
MajjagSer Fitzgerald who looks after
Johnny, Drornmie in addition to managing-
Joe Shugrue, sends, the follow
ingr: - ' :-': :'.-'r ' '' ; ' !
;5WIII you. kindly inform the 'fans
tliat Johnnie Dr-uxrxmie, who . meets
Youiis MacAuIiffe, and Jerome ,Hsn
nespy ' who . meets Tommy. Shea,- at
Bridgeport, n January 1Q,V have ar
rived ' in Waterbury and are putting
on the finishing- touches to their train
ing at Mulligan's new quarters.
Both of these boys are practically In
first class condition , and within strik
ing distance of the weight agreed up
on, and will not have any difficulty in
making weight. . They have had. the
benefit of Joe Shugrue's coaching, and
Fans Attended Games
' But Highi Salaries
ffiEade Magnates Lose
- ' i
SteTT- Torfc. Jast. 6 4r, eae is to be
lieve ati ' the barS things said; abot
the -baseball seaaon e-f.:l915 at the re
Cent meettngs. of ' the major league
moguls in New York, .and Chicago the
champiofishrp- eampaign which wound
up with the. woriqfs- series, between the
Red Sox;. . aad Phillies scarcely 10
weeks ago surely was a pretty . tottEb
old proposition.. Already the club own
ers are predicting better things- for- the;
future and laying no small stress on
the anBottnoement. hat last yeax- the
taoney makers were - few- a-ad far-, be
tween and the toaefa- as- pteatar- as- epi
grams j in one. of. Jin. Gatffney-'
Gpeechea. !
- ! Baseball t IlEr probably- was not.
a brilM-ant success for many owners;
but was this- because- of the managers'
own increased expenses- or because
there had; been- s fathng- off ia interest
in the game itself :"$oaie of 'the
owners., would place the- blame, on the
shoulders of the, fans many of them
ypouM; but the fact , remains that the,
Je.na did very well., .
The exact and- oStcial ftgwres- are not -at
hand they never a,Fo4 but careful
estimates from day to clay from one j
end of the season-of 1916 to the other
and not including the world's series
in mid-October show that the cham
pionship games played by the 16
teams in the American league and the
National league last year were (Wit-1
nessed by approximately 6.2.19,800
people, of. whom 3,235,400 . saw the !
National league matches and 2984,
400 saw the games which made up the
American league championship race.
HANDED OUT
BY WAGNER
Howard Drew, the colored sprinter
who is Attending- college in California,
is coming- east to appear in the Mill
rose A. C games in New York, Jan
uary 26. ' .
Moose Miller, the Washington Glee
club football star, has organized an
indoor' baseball team In New Haven.
Johnny Nagle, another Glee club
player, will catch for the team and
Clyde Waters, who played quarter for
the Glees against the Remington
Arms here, will cover "sbotstop.
..Teddy Hubbs, who fought several
times la this city last year, was sched
uled to box Kid Reimer in East Hart
ford ast night but did. not appear.
The Pittsburgh Federal league club
has formally gone out of business.
Owner G winner . says he Is out of
baseball, after losing 8100,000 in the
Federal .venture. When asked what
he would do with the players under
contract he said 1 he might put them
to work on his farm. He has to
pay them anyway, so he might as wri'
get some use out of tire 'noble- ath
letes. : :- ..!'"
Basketball fans would be pleased
to see Manager Leavy sign Joe Drey
fuss as a regular member of the Blue
Ribbons. This youngster Is one1 of
the best players In the game today.
He is very popular with local fans.
Beckm'an was on the sidelines last
Tuesday night but on account of his
recent poor showing- was not sent
into the game. . '
TO DO TRAIl!li!0
will enter the' ring Monday night pre
pared to give Connecticut fans same
fistic fodder to talk, about for yea.rs.
Srummie has; been manWng- several
sparring" partners around, and his hard,
hitting' has caused several to quit. He
has developed, a left took that is the
nearest approach to Charlie White's
renowned (punch, that" I have error set-ri.
I "confidently expect that , hie will stop
Mac Monday night and. be the .irndLts
puted f eajOteexweigirt efiampiori of the
state, as this new punch which he
calls his Torpedo' will sink; jayibans-'
1 Lirry WHIiams Is traininar hard for
his clash in tire semS-fEnal with. Sailor-
McGrath. and the prelim iirrary be
tsresn Mo3e FarreH and. KM Albcnrts
also- looks, promteing.
Tttes total isrEri- casmpaxe. fa.vora.bty
with any that, ever- has been reached
in the- history of the twt,.&tar base
ban, organiatio-rts of the eottntry
The attendance- at the 11 cities rep
csnted: inj tlW tw cr8ui"t ran from
ff64ao:0 fter ttt Whit Sjox; ottfc last Chi
cago fiown to SJXftftfl for tb much
battered Ciiefeimi. , Indians tn tfeo
same leaguk.' Under- ojrdtnary condi
tions most of the teams wouid have
made money of come out ewa on the
attendance showing of the;' years, and
it was high ealnrtes- and. t3fc baselall
war-, not the falln otf to patronage
by-tte fa.rwt. that set. 19-15 down as an
oflt y4ar in. major- ieaaru-e? basabalt hlS"
FJf A. W-VS HERE.
Lima, Pem. Jan... 61 The President
asks Congressional authorization f or-
contract for- a $15,000,000 loan in
tho 'tj&itea; gtatea.
ESLtECTRJEO- SPARK.
OAT7SES- 2Oe0O FTlUl
New Brunswick, Jam 6- Fire caus
ed by a, erasoHne- exphosioii, creetroyed
the- ptemi of the Lake- Ru-th Manufac
turing Company .at Spotswood. for
merly used y .Bernard McFaddt-a in
his Physical Culture City as-a publish
ing, plant. The loss amounted to S20,-.
000. 'An employe of the plant was
carrying an electric light with a- ions
wire attached - through the naptbs
room when a spark ignited fumes
from several hundred gallons of gaso
line and aaptha stored there. Two
employes were hurt.
Serbian forces in Albania number
ing 100,000, are preparing- to. striko at
Buigrajs, says a despatob. "to Paris.

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