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THE 'FARMER:. FEBRUARY 12, 1917 y Wagner CHAMPION JASPER "FIVE AND RIBBONS CLASH TOMORROW ; TO LOSE LARO NEEDS CONNOLLY FADED AFTER TWO YEARS OF BIG PROMISE I ATHLETES S HER BOOT TO PUBLICITY , .... . - ' i M , ' ' ' r-1 IWhat is generally regarded as the Strongest basketball team in the coun try will be .seen in action at Colonial hall tomorrow night when the Jaspers of 'the Eastern league will mix things rith the Blue Ribbon players. The Jaspers won the championship in the TSrst half of the Eastern season and re expected to repeat. ; In their lineup they have three for iner Utica stars who were big drawing! fcards in the old New York State league. These men are Fox, Fried man and Sedran. .What they don't know about the game you could write on the back of a postage stamp. They axe remembered by local fans for their work in the series here two 'years ago .when they played rings around the Ribbons. Chris Leonard, the, old Ribbon center, is - doing the jumping for the Jaspers this season. Manager Leavy'will havfe his regular lineup. There will be a preliminary and the usual dancing. The lineup: RIBBONS. ; "JASPERS. Clinton , ' Sedran R. F. r -White, ,- Cashman .- ' L. F. -. Harvey Leonard ' . . .s C. Murray , Friedman i r.Q. ; ; Owefison ; Fox ' : n . L. G. ' . ' 1 ' ' 1 COACH NICKALLS' OF YALE CREW TO ARRIVE ON FEB. 22 4 . - 'i , New Haven, Feb. 12 The Tale Nj Athletic association s considerably Worried "-over the possibility of Guy j Nickalls, the crew coach, who is now In , England, being held up because of hQ German undersea- warfare. Nick- ; Abbott, the assistant qoach, in which ! was the information that he would leave for the United Spates on the Adriatic Feb. 16. If the big steamer sets through the 'German war zone in safety, Nickalls shoul reach New Ha ven about Washington's birthday. If plans do not miscarrv, the coach "Will be here in time to give the crew candidates about -two weeks' instruc tion on the machines before they take to the river. ' If Nickalls is held up, he work 'of " coaching the oarsme Will fall on the shoulders of Prof. Abbott and a few volunteers among the alumni. t . f The crew candidates will start , a regular drill, on the rowing, machines today, arid at. the same time the out-of-door, work, consisting of running, also will be started. The crew usually sets " on the .harbor by the first of March, 'and expectations are that the J men will be able to do sothis year. LEACH CROSS MADE 7 FORTUNE BOXING THOUGH K': HE WASN'T CftAMPION Dr. Louis C. "Wallach, doctor of dental surgery, 'was born in New York thirty-one years ago today. Dr. Wallach was for many years well rind favorably known to the.Vight fans of North America " as Leach Cross,' the most distinguished of the tyeral scrappy members of the Wal lach .clan. ; Leach , began fighting professionally in 1906" and, as his first engagement' was before a club com posed . principally of Irishmen, he did not consider it desirable, nor perhaps healthful,, to use, his real Jewish mon aker. , v : -'On the spur of the moment he adopted the .name of Leach Cross, and three of his brothers, who , are or have been fighters, have- also adopted the name of Cross. Mafty Cross is now. the only member of the family ngaged in the biff ' business. Leach was ,one of the gamest, squarest light weights the ring has had in the last decade. Leach made a small for tune out of the sport and he earned it by the hard knocks he took. JOHNNY COULON IS J ONLY 28 BUT PUBLIC THINK HIM DECREPIT Johnny Coulon's return to the ring last .month gave rise to a, lot of deri- alve comment, the idea generally pre jvuiling seeming to be that the former bantam champ is entirely too aged Jand decrepit to think of fighting, and i ought to put on his carpet slippers and sit down in some cosy chimney 'Jttorner to spend his declining days. I As a matter of f aqty Coulon will pass I his twenty-eighth milestone today, as ;be was born in Toronto on Feb. 12, 1889, and this scarcely entitles him to be entered in the patriarch class. : Coulon tyroke into the professional boxing game in Chicago when he was only sixteen, and'' is a real veteran. Although he has probably seen his best days, as a fighter he is certainly not disqualified on the score of age. He Is only a couple of months older than Johnny Kilbane, - the feather weight champ, , and is three years younger than Freedie Welsh, the lightweight title holder. Jack Brit h ton,-the 'welter champion, is nearly " four years older than Coulon, and .'Jess Willard is more than a year the senior of Johnny. Arthur Pelky Takes Knockout in Panama Panama, Feb. 12 "Kid" Norfolk, champion heavyweight ' pugilist ;of the Isthmus of Panama, yesterday Jtnociecl out Arthur Pelky of Chico- pee Falls, Mass., in the thirteenth round.'. Pelky is -the boxer who . fought Luther McCar'ty in the . bout which resulted in McCarty's death.' r h 7 New York, Feb. 10 The middle west is going to lose two crack ath letes shortly. Joe Lockwood, ' the for mer University of Pennsylvania sprint er, ; has joined the New York A. C. and will sport the Mercury foot as soon as he gets into condition. Joe is In training today for the graduate races in conjunction with the colleg YALE BASEBALL TEAM TO START PRACTICE NEXT WEEK Legore, Rhett and 12 Other "Y" Men in Squad ' That Looks Promising. New Haven, Feb. 12 With four teen "Y" men returning to the game, including Legore and Rhett, two of the "big five" , ineligibles of last year, Tale will ' start baseball jjijac tice for the 1917 season one week from tomorrow in the cage. Coach Billy Lauder and Captain Legore have been in conference together dur ing the past week, developing the fin al plans for the inauguration ' of the work for the year. The chances at Yale ' are very bright just at present. In spite of the loss of Spencer Brainerd, star right fielder on the last year's fresh man team, and former pitcher for the New Haven high school, and "Stubb" Earley, both of whom have been dropped from college, the team will start work with an'abundance of good material for almost every position. CARL MORRIS IS ON HIS WAY EAST New York, Feb. 12 Carl Morris has bought himself out of bondage. With the financial assistance of Nate Lewis, Charley White's manager, the Sapulpa Giant yesterday purchased the five-year contract held on Carl's services by Billy Newman for $3,000. When Morris first came to New York he placed himself under the management of Newman, signing a contract to do his bidding for five years. After Willard had. thumped him gaily for ten rounds at Madison Squa-re Garden, long, before Jess ever dreamed of being champion, Carlos packed up his fighting shoes and tights and went back to that dear Sapulpa, vowing that he would not return. All of Newman's "How about my contract" talk availed little. Carl was pouty, and as far as he" was con cerned, Newman could take a . run and jump at the moon for himself. A new character walks into thepic turei A closeup reveals none other than Nate Lewis. He tells Carl that he can buff off both McCarney and Newman if Carl will do a little of the pooling, too. Carl thought this' the one way to ever get his head above Water, so he agreed. Lewis paid Mc Carney his price and then came on and closed with Newman. He "wired Carl and big Morris pacxed up the old fighting shoes and th resin-stained trunks and is with us, ready to fight the world if needs be. He will be at the ring tonight to toss defi ance in the teeth of Messrs. : Fulton and Weinert. . FUNERAL DESIGNS AND BOUQUETS . JOHN KECK & SON Farmer Want Ads. One Cent a Word. l s , ::::::::::-::. :.w:.:ta:-::-:-xK-. iil - iate carnival at Philadelphia on March 3. Another promising-' addition to Mercury foot ranks is Kohler, the former University of Michigan shot putter, hammer hurler and . discus thrower. Kohler believes with more competition he will be able to estab lish some new records with the discus and shot. Photo shows Kohler put ting the phot. For pitchers there will be Shorty Garfield, the mainstay of .the team last year, Carey, also a star from the class of l19Mand Comerford, who besides being a near" All-Ameriean football ' star, is considered to be one of the best pitchers developed at Yale in some time. "Smith may also be tried. Spencer Fumpelly will be in eligible, and Underwood is likely to come out. The positions of shortstop and first base are. regarded as the only" ones for which there is not likely to be any competition. Captain Legore himself will hold down the former and Bush , will preside at first, the same as last 'year and the year be fore. Snell will have to contest his place at second, as will Dollard, from last year's freshman team, whose work was almost phenomenal. MIKE SWEENEY TO LEAVE YALE SOON New Haven, Conn., Feb. 12 Mi chael F. Sweeney, who came to Yale about a year ago s athletic advisor, will return to the Hill School, Potts town, Pa., at the close of the pres ent school year, according to-, an an nouncement authorized last night. When Yale made a complete change in its football coaching system a year ago, Sweeney was engaged . to assist in the general reorganization. Sweeney's work is regarded as hav ing been eminently successful by the Yale athletic authorities and he will visit Yale at times during the , next football season. ( HUGH ROSS MAY BOX RATNER HER It is said that Augie Ratner, the New York middleweight, will be se lected as opponent for Hugh Ross in the boxing show to be held in this city Washington's Birthday. Ratner and Ross were twice matched to fight in Albany, N. Y., but Ross was com pelled to withdraw each time be cause of bouts in this city. At any rate Ross will bo one of the principals in the, star bout, which is booked for 12 rounds.- The Bridgeport Sporting club will conduct the show. . Johnny .Ben nett, who did so well against Johnny Sharpe last week, and Red ASlen, who knocked out Al Ketchel, will probably bo on the card, too. Nev? York, Feb. 12 The tentative matching of Jess . Willard and Fred Fulton for the heavy weight cham pionship might have caused consid erable excitement some time back. But just about this time the an nouncement that a quarter ton of brawn and muscle with considerable surplus fat is about to contort in a ring at Madison Square Garden does not seem of any vital international Importance.' However, the heavyweight cham pionship bout is to be perpetuated, unless the Governor's request for the abolition of the boxing game . goes through. Even the suppression of boxing in New York may not prevent the deed. Milwaukee and points West will be willing, to handle the bout. One thing that might be said in fa vor of the proposed match is that it will be the heaviest heavyweight, bout ever staged. The gross tonnage of Willard and Fulton will be greater by many pounds than that of Dunkhorst dnd Fitzsimmons., The . combined weights of Jeffries and Johnson will be far below the total of the newest contenders for the title. Fulton probably will tip the beam at 215 pounds after a full meal at the board of the Laird of Goshen, N. Y. Willard now weighs in the neighbor hood of 280 pounds on the hoof, ac cording to Chicago experts who are used to making quick and accurate estimates of beef. If. there should be a double knock down, such as the one in the Rivers Wolgast fight, not even Madison Square Garden will be able to stand the concussion. , Willard himself is not of a pugna cious disposition. He is one of the few pugilists who are temperamen tally inclined toward peace. But his managers will see to it that he has at least one more fight. Willard is gathering no moss during the winter. This is of no great con cern to the champion, who has at least a Kansas million tueked away in a sock. But it annoys Tom Jones and Jack Curie'y exceedingly. Both of these gents hold a 10 per cent, mort gage on the champion, and they do not: like to see their interests lying idle. Consequently, they will gently but firmly leade the protesting giant into at least one more battle. Also Willard wants a renewal of his circus contract next year. His contract depends considerably on his drawing power, and tljat depends upon his prestige as a boxer. Willard has engaged in- just one ten-romd bolit since he beat Jack Johnson at Ha vana. ' ' People are beginning to forget that great achievement. Considerable ,rb.as happened since then. So Jones and Curley are determined to get the champion back into the limelight. They are N convinced that Fulton would be a safe antagonist, but even if they were sure that Willard would lose they would urge the bout . any how. Their affection for the cham pion hardly would deter them from tossing him in front of an express train for a reasonable profit'. RIMGETON LEADS BASKETBALL RACE FOR COLLEGE TITLE New York, Feb. 12. Columbia and Dartmouth exchanged places ' In the intercollegiate basketball league stand ing i last week as a result of the Green's victory over the New York1 five in the only gam played. Prince ton, 'therefore, remains af the top of the heap, .Avith a lead of half a -game in the standing for the championship Ath - Yale and Pennsylvania dead locked for second place. ' Ortner of Cornell leads in scoring with a total of 78 points, while Sisson of Dartmouth, by scoring an even dozen points against Columbia, moved out of a tie with Kinney of Yale and took undisputed possession of second pkcce with 56. The team standing: Won. Lost. P.C. Princeton,, 4 . ' 1 .800 Pennsylvania, 3 1 .750 Yale, , 3 1 , .750 Dartmouth, 2 3 .400 Columbia, - 1 3. .250 Cornell, -1 5 .167 HEW YORK STARS ATEN ON ALLEYS Y ELM CITY FIVE New York, Feb. 12 The New Ha ven bowling team made a clean sweep in its sweepstakes, match with Glenn Riddell's New York outfit at the Metropolitan Academy here Sat urday night, winning the five men, two men arul individual matches. Both teams rolled far . below their usual form, but this was attributed so the heavy pins which weighed about four pounds apiece. In the five men match there was little to choose between the two three games. The visitors captured teams the Elm City crowd outpoint ing the locals by close scores in two of the three sames. Porter did the best work for New Haven while Rid dell was easily the New York star. In the two-men match Pbrto and Lindsey, of New Haven, defeated Horton and Riddell in two out of the first game by the narrow margin of three pins and the odd game by. four pins. . . ' , In the individual match Lindsey de feated Horton four games in seven rolled.. . ... ADVERTISE IN THE FARMKI n . u Players who star for a year or two and theji, for some unaccountable reason, flicker out, have been num erous in baseball history, and the Boston clubs seem to get more than their share' of these "up like a rocket and down like a stick" men. Joey Connolly, who was the star slugger and o.utfielder for the Braves in 1914, seems to belong to this class. Joey was the only member of the 1914 world's champions to bat over the .300 mark, getting an average of .306 in 120 games. In 1915 Joey be gan to slip 'back, and, it is said, de veloped a bad throwing arm, but he batted .298. Last season Connolly was used as a substitute, and in his com paratively few visits to the plate the 1 best he could do with the stick was .227. Connolly is twenty-nine years old to day, as he was born on Feb. 12, 1888, near Woonsocket, R. I. Joey gain ed . quite a baseball reputation with amateur and semi-pro clubs in Woon socket, Providence and. Putnam, Conn. He was then a pitcher, and In 1908 he was offered jobs by Lit tle Rock and Zanesville, but decided to stick by the farm.. In 1909 he yielded to the baseball tempter and, deserting the plough, went to Little Rock for a trial as a .pitcher. Failing to make good, he took an outfield berth with Zanesville, and for three seasons was -with that city and Terre Haute in the Central League. The season of 1912 found him in a Montreal uniform, and he batted .316. He started the 1913 season with the Braves, batting .281 irj 126 games. The following season he was- one of the hardest and most timely hitters when the Stallings men were making their hard drive. for the pennant. ' - Stalling used him' only against right hand pitchers, and against tha$ sort of twirling lie was a real star among the National League slugers. The good natured New England farmer was a favorite with hia team mates and the fans, and they have been greatly disappointed at his failure, to live, up to his 1914 promise. WALTER TRAVIS PLAYS LAST AMATEUR MATCH AND DEFEATS LEWIS New Yorlf, Feb. 12 Golfers here learned with regret today that Walter J. Travis had decided to retire auto matically from the ra.iks of amateur golfers in accord with the new ruling of the executive committee of the United States Golf Association, which bars link architects. The veteran is spending the winter in Palm Beach, Fla. Travis won the American ama teur championship in 1903 and the next year became the .British amateur champion, being the. onjy American who ever won this honor. Palm Beach, Fla., Feb. 12 Wal ter J Travis closed his long career as an amateur player here Saturday In a fitting manner by defeing Regi nald M. Lewis, Wykagyl, 3 up and 2 to play, for the championship of South Florida. Travis becomes a golf architect in March, which bars him from the. amateur ranks. ' ' The veteran at times was nis old self; again, he faltered, and when it looked as though the aspiring young ster would catch him he took on new life, drove as he had not done in years, and by ; sher dogged determination came in a winner.s Travis was 1 up at the turn in the morning round, getting his lead on the eighth, by reason of a stymie. Coming in, Lewis went wild and fin ished the morning 5 down. Going out in the afterndon, the boy played near perfect golf, registering five threes, one on a 400 yard hole. And Travis had faltered. Brassie shots werp dubbed and short putts were missed. A.t the turn Travis was 2 up on the match. Then he rallied, fought through to a lead of 4 -up, 5 to go . Lewis took the next, and ap parently had the thirty-yard, but pen alized himself a stroke for moving a ball when addressing it. The thirty fourth was halved, and with it went the match. TORRINGTON HIGH WINS FROM B. H. S. PLAYERS -' The B; H. S. basketball team lost to the T. H. S. last Saturday evening by 32 to 18, The foul shooting of Tor rington combined with the referee's decisions proved the undoing of the local team. There were 19, fouls alone called on the , Bridgeport team during the game. The game was so long, due to the wrangling over the referee's decisions, that the local lads missed the train connections and were forced to stay in Waterbury over night. The B. H S. girls' team will play the Stamford H. S girls at the loaal gym next Saturday afternoon, and as it is between these two teams the state championship lies, it will de cide whether the local team will drop from the race or take the lead. The hockey game which was sup posed to ,be played between the High School team and the Bankers, a semi-pro team, will be played the lat ter part of this week. BROOKLYN ATHLETES TO SHOOT AT Y. M. C. A. Bill Adams, wrestling manager at the Y. M. C. A., has received a chal lenge from the Brooklyn Central Y. M. C. A. They also want to meet the local fencers. A team of four men will be formed for that event. The meet will be held bsre next Sat- urday It has been decided that the State Y. M. C. A. wrestling meet will be held in Bridgeport, March 3. FUNERAL DESIGNS AND BOUQUKTS rOHN RECK & SON. M KM 093 K til SKi m m an N ounce of A a ton of argyment. A pipe of Velvet proves mo' than a page of print. . So try some Velvet in the court of last ap-' peal yo own pipe. K3 B BTtM VK1 m Eil oa Hitting The KAUFF STILL CHEWS. . In an interview with a NeW York sporting writer last week Benny Kauff confided that his only interests in life were baseball and boxing matches. The Giants' outfielder is a great boxing fan and always occupies a choice seat at the big bouts when he is in New York. Lately Kauff has bei;n going around with Bob Devere, the heavyweight, who lost to Jim Coffey in a recent bout. -Although lie rides around in auto mobiles these days nd wears silk shirts, Benny has not forgotten one habit .of his earlydays. He still chows tobacco. It is said that during a conversation he will pause every few minutes to get out his paper of "Mail Sack." After the close of the base ball season Kauff went to . his home in Middeport, '., and worked in a coal mine there for a few days as he did before he adopted basebalj as a ca reer. His automobile was burned dur ing a fire in -an Ohio garage but Benny didn't ' shed any tears over that. He says it's too cold to drive in the winter, anyway. Everybody seems ko have been in formed about that proposed Fred Fulton-Jess Willard bout except Willard. The champion says he hasn't heard anything about it. The men who get a percentage of Willard's earnings think it a good money making scheme so why should they bother to tell Jess." He only does the fighting. v Barry McCormick, a former major league star, has been named as an umpire in- the American 'league. Mc Cormick was in the American asso- FULTON MUST BEAT CHARLEY -WEINERT OR GO INTO DISCARD To-night's Bout in New York Gives Winner. Chance to New York, Feb. 12 In the days of old, and not much gold, Frederick j Fulton, used to worry about the ' proper thickness of the mud he used to mix for his trowel. Fulton thought those of his plastering days real wor ries, but they can't hold a candle to the fretting and fuming that , he will indulge in tonight when he sits in his corner at Madison Square Garden waiting for the bell that is to make or break him pugilisticaUy. In the opposite corner will be the Newark Adonis, Charles Augustus. Weinert, determined to do or die in a fistic way. Visions of 'being a .wojfld's heavyweight champion are bound to scamper through Fulton's mind as he sits eying Charles. Wein ert, too, has a fertile imagination. The Newark beau would be a gold mine as a world's champion, and he knows it. Big, handsome and quick witted, he would be a second Jim Corbett on the boards, since the foot lights are a thing that all heavy weight champions seem to fall heir to. It is strictly up to Fulton to make li. II. S. GIRLS LOSE TO STAMFORD PLAYERS The .B. H. S. girls journeyed to Stamford, , Saturday, and suffered their worst defeat of the season at the b.ands of the Low and Heywood private school of Stamford, by 35 to 13. It was. a clean and fast played game but the "Hilltop girls were at a disadvantage because of the uneven ness of the floor. The tossing of the" sphere by Miss Roberts was the fea ture as she made most of the team's points. Miss Lockwood starred ror the home team, caging four baskets. The lineup: L. & H.; Cioa:s Franz, If, 1 Lockwood, rf, . . . . 4 Buda, c 1 Robbins, lg Allen, lg, ; Cole, rg fouls. Points. 1. 8 2 Total, 1 '13 ."Vuls. Points. 0 6 0 2 It. ,& II., Gartley, If, Pitt, rf, . . GoaJs. 3 i CM proof is worth m MS mi ma RU m High Spots elation last season and his work was so good that he was recommended to Johnson.' Dave Fitzgerald, who acts as ref eree for "most of the New Haven bouts, has refused to officiate in the show to be held by the Rome A. C. The promoter- of this club is alleg ed to have roasted Fitzgerald, in a series of newspaper articles. -So Fitzgerald won't tako any of the n man's money. The Yale Bowl will soon pass into the direct .control of the Yale Ath letic association. A committee had charge of the bowl during'.its con struction but this committee, is to be disbanded. ' ' It looks as if there is still some in terest left in baseball The South Bend,- Indr, club -of --the . Central league has started a campaign to sell 10,000 season books ' at $1.50 eanh and the books have been bought in large numbers. The Yale- basketball tosserd will meet the Pennsylvania five in the Yale gymnasium tonight. The New Havn collegians are in great form this ' season and expect to beat the Quakers. Johnny Evers is bound to break into print one way or another. His latest ftutburst is to the effect that he will quit the game If Catcher Johji Henry of Washington is driven out of baseball for being too active in Fra ternity affairs. Imagine Evers giving upon a $10,000 salary because of something that happened to another player. ' -- Meet Willara. good tonight, for the simple reason that . he is meeting . a man smaller than himself in every way. A defeat tonight-would send Fulton clattering down the golden sjlairs of opportunity like a misunderstood milkman. ". Fulton will be a study as he hits in his angle of the ring tonight waiting for the starting bell. If there' is a single doubt In his mind as" to' the outcome it is bound to ' show. It would show whether he was dubious or not. Stanley Ketchel, lion-hearted, and as great a fighter as ever lived, nce said that the fight itself w'as nothing. The agony, if, any was to be encountered at all, was always ex perienced as he sat in his chair wait ing for the first bell to bang after the rlnghad been cleared of the left oer Aztecs, in the form of announc ers .seconds, photographers and ex-. champions. Fulton is going to feel that way tonifrht, and Weinert' is go ing to be two feet behind him. To all intents and purposes a champion ship is at stake, with neither man being a champion. Roberts, c 11 Whitridge, lg, .. 0 Sherrill, rg 1 Total 16 3 0 0 25 0 2 35 COMMANDS OVERSEAS TROOPS. London, Feb. N 12 The Duke of Connaught will be appointed inspec tor general of overseas troops, ac cording to the Times. The paper intimates Ahat the duke will investi gate the question of. the promotion of Canadian officers, which has been a subject of criticism here. SOLICITOR TO RESIGN Washington. Feb. 12 Cone. .TnVin. L&on, solicitor of the state department, had an engagement with : Presidest Wilson today to present his resigna tion, to take effect March .1. " lie will return to his home in Texas to resurfiQ the practice of law. -' ' The American liner St. Loula and her cister ships are still. without guns, though the owners have offered la: go l prices for armament..