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THE FARMER: OCTOBER 22, 1917. '
E3 eg sa & a IMEEPING IP ACE WITH PORTING ENTS ; r no I""1 i ft" .". . "'V ill CHAIN PLAYERS )M PRESSED BEAT GLEES S v, . -rBy Tfapw.) , - There was" nothing1 private about lht fight at Newfled park yesterday afternoon Anybody could get into it and . tjutterv.ft-ife,w. ,41d. The reserves ington' 'Glee bench 'aid ., .'the cops ' swuhg their . elubs with great enthu siasm. Nobody knows what it was all about but when peace was decared - the members of . the American Chain and Washington Qlee teams aettied clown to playing football again. Both game and fight 'were interesting and the big crowd was pleased ; because the Chain Co. won ; the contest by to' a. '. ' (..-.' , "'.' ' : It was ' a good thing . the . Chain players had strength enough to push , over that touchdown .in .; the "first quarter. Otherwise the game would have ended in a tie for the locals dis played little power in attack ' after that first score. , The Gee club" War riors we're lighter than A the Chain boys but -were very aggressive. .They kept the local team extremely busy. Grunwald was the star Of the Chain backfleld. This youngster is very fast, picks his openings well and is a hard man to stop. ' ,He displayed a : tendency to fumble at times, -how ' ever. A Forst, the old Villa Nova star, aroused the crowd tc enthusiasm by a 20-yard run along the., sidelines' from a kick formation,, i't ,',,a ' V The Chain' line ..was. . unusually . strong, yesterday. Bunk; Abbott " at f jard. and Pjura at center Were' hard A budge,' while Flanagan "and, Rich er i! son were in , grand , form at the. tackles. The ends,' Bob "Hurley ' and Johnny- Nagle, were also brlliantEd cie Reilly puts lots of pepper; into the team by his Work at quarterback. The Chain players got on .the job In the first quarter and were In a po sition to score after the Glees had been rompeled to kick in their own ? .r-i-i , ,,ir '- T,a tmtat ura a n-i,-t arid I os ier got it Grunwald,' Forst and II ashler worked the ball down to the two-yard mark, where Grunwald took ft over. Kelly' failed at goal.. The nearest the Glee club came to scor ing was-In the second half when they worked the ball down to the Chain 12- ' yard line Here the locals held and McDonald of the Glees tried a, drop kick which failed. The lineun A. C. Co, Hurley, le Flanagan, "li Abbott, Ig Pjura, t " Gormley. rg Glee Club ' . it re, Lowell rt, Malone rg, Frankel McLaughlin' c, lg, Manclnl f It, O'Keefe ' r le. Friend qb, McDonald - rhb, Coogan lhb, Courtney fb, Freedman Richardson, Vt Nlev 're ' letl!; Qb '' j Moshler, Ihb ' i C-runwald, rhb i- erst, fb . ' Score br quartern: u . .. Quarters i ;.xll 2; 8: 4 Tls Amertean Chain i 0 0 '0" 0 8 Gl-9 Club .0 0, 0 -0 0 . Touchdown, Grunwald.- Substitu tion, Glee club. Gibbons for Coogan, j Fleiachner for Lowell. Referee, Wa j ters. Umpire, Cahill. Head linesman, 'Farrell. ' :..",-. - ; ',;: v i'.'- CONSIDERED HOW BY BIG LEAGUES '-'w Tork. Oct. 22 For several years Ban' Johnson has attempted to interest the National League in a ma. j ; league Bchedule of 140 games. Of 'course the two major, leagues must ; rk in harmony on the . question: One could not afford to remain idle -while the other was operating ' The short schedule will meet with weighty consideration this winter,, for it Is felt that war conditions may haz era the life of the sport, in view of existing high cost of operation. The vhorter schedule would leave the way open to salany retrenchment through five months (Instead of slxX contracts home. ' ALEXANDER BEATS JOIIIISOU III GREAT duel of Pitchers Kansas , City, Oct." 22 More than 8.200 Kansas City baseball fans, Who' have long - wished , to see ' a Walter Johnson-Grover. Cleveland Alexander duel, .braved a cold October wind and saw the. two great righthanders In aq exhibition -game yesterday. And after a thrilling battle Alexander's team won by 4 to 2. ' For eight Innings Johnson worked Iko . a machine. He turned . back Hornsby, Chase, ' Stengel and Carey and up to the ninth had not allowed a runner to reach second.. But in the ninth the National . League . players aent base hits frying to all corners. Alexander started the unexpected at tack with a, single. Baird followed with a single..- Max Carey, then came up and Johnson began to use all he had. Carey 'struck out, but Wheat let he ball get away, ' the .runners ad vancing a base, setting the stage for Stengel, 'who singled the two -runs some.- : ' i ' . ... - - - - Hornsbywho had struck out In his recondLand third, trips to the plate, i folowed Stengel's single with a illne drive..hich rolled into, hole, and gtengel and. Hornsby .'reached Home with the runs that won a ball game for Alexander's team..- ITntll the ninth the game was all'in 'Johnson's favor.' He Ivad allowed only four hits, scattered through as many Innings, while the American League players had hit Alexander for bight clean wallops. The contest was between National j .: 1 American League players. COLGATE LIKELY TO CAPTURE EASTERN FOOTBALL TITLE AGAIN ,. l..'. - . -7 '-". New York State Collegians Have Same Backs Who Starred Last Season Against Yale.. . New York, Oct 22-.The fast CoH gate eleven; which carried oil the Eastern gridiron championship last season is again pointed ' toward that honor. .While it is early, yet to come to conclusions of sound value, Hamil ton College has shown the same sort of talent that won it a place at the top a year ago. Saturday-the Colgate team swamped Cbnell 20 to 0 and,' while Cornell must, not be Judged by the high standards of former years, Colgate's victory, was nevertheless Im pressive.'1'.,"''. , ' -Last- year Coach .' Bank art had a backfleld at Colgate which was drilled almost as perfectly as four men can be drilled., , These, were Glljo," Spenc ,er, Hubbell and Anderson. Colgate this year, haa this.samev seasoned backfleld, with the exception, of "quar terback Anderson, whose place is be ing capably filled by McBrlde. McBrlde haa; shown the same excellent quali7 ties as Anderson and he ran his team Saturday with surprising success for a new player. . : . . ;t :. ' ' ' Colgate's, coach this year is Harry McDevltt, an " old Dartmouth player, who seemssto be carrying out-" the plana which! were so successfully laid Dy tsanKart- wooster is Deing groom ed to take West's place as a kicker. and the ' line includes Woodman; who was substitute for ""West last season; Carroll,; last year's substitute centre, and Castalanes, who was one of' the best. . ends r in the game, last season. These-are some of the reasons that Colgate Is likely to repeat last year's success. " '-. .. ! " 1 '"''"' ' Cornell's showing thus far, has7 been l sorry disappointment, and It is doubtful If Coach Sharp e will be able to overcome the handicap of the loss of so many . of . last year's talent through enlistments. - It is, however, to. Cornell's credit that those who are left in college . have decided to con tinue football in spite of the fact that STEAMROLLERS IH GREAT GAME -Will' FROM THE AlltlEX . ,? .. ... .; , , . .- .. It V , , I ! . , . ' New Haven, v Oct 22 With three ex-All American players, and with the rest of the eleven composed of Individual ex-collegiate sjtars, Fritz Pollard's .strong Steam Roller foot ball1 team-; of Providence outbattled the Annex agregation . of this city at Lighthouse Point yesterday afternoon by 6 to 0. The triumph of the Provi- , dence eleven over the local boys yes terday by such a low score indicates that the Four Corner lads are one of the best semi-professional teams In the East, for it was anticipated that the visitors : would take the locals' scalp by at least 14 points. ; ; ; The three ex-All American players. whose services did much to beat the Annex were Gardner, exPennsylva- nia State, at end; Barrett, ex-Cornell, at quarterback, and Schlacler. ex Syracuse, at. guard. Gardner at end, and Barrett at quarterback, were the stars for the visitors. A -, .. :, The Basing backfleld of the visitors, however, ' were checked a great deal better yesterday at Lighthouse than at ' Providence a week ago, and al though'! they ripped i. their . way through the . New Haveners' : line in the second: half of the game, gaining first' down after first ; down, , they found the 'New Haven defense im pregnable In ' the first half of the gyme. ' During this session, the Annex not only, held their own with . the Providence boys, but even outplayed their , rrvjals.' but they evidently could not stand the general wear and tear of the grind,' and in the second half actually succumbed to -the attack of the Steam Rollers. . 1 " u . in the second half v of the contest, after the 'Annex played one of the most brilliant games in their history in tber first half, the visitors resorted to the open play game, and Barrett, the star quarterback, began throwing passes 'With amazing -accuracy. The ball was on the Steam Rollers' 40 yard ' line,.-after . the visitors took It from their own 1 0-yard line by steady line" plunging.- Barrett threw a for ward pass,' which Gardner captured, and the latter Was not brought .to the earth until he had gained 25 yards. ' A series of fine plays (ailed to gain the visitors any ground, and. Barrett again dropped back for a forward. As soon as the ball was passed two Annex met broke through the line, and in trying' to- slip out of their way Bar rett fell to , the ground. . . V While lying on his back he hurje another forward pass which Gardner again raked in, and sped towards the Annex line, running 32 yards before being downed. Another series of line plays brought the ball on the Annex 12-yard line, and in three trials Wat. son plunged through for' a touch down. Driscoll failed to kick the goal. ' C A. Fencers Expect ' . to Have Strong Team This year more than ever will Rob ert Grasson be on the Job at the Y. M. C. A. to meet the great demand for taking up the art of fencing. His best men - having enlisted, have al ready found lit very useful to -them as tbey have to take up the bayonet fencing. Most of his pupils are now teaching fencing In the army. ' The "Y" fencing master has two .good prospects for his new it earn this year if they keep on doing as well as they have for the last few weeks, : The fencing class meets very Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 8 to 9:30 p. m. v f. - , : '-." FLORAL BOUQUETS AND DESIGNS. JOHN RECK A SOW. the available material Is below nor- maL ':'.. ... . ' - iDartmouth's fooCbali future sud denly becomes brighter as the result of the impressive victory over West "Virginia, touted as one of . the most dangerous elevens in the South. Dart mouth, won .6 to 2. through fast,1 well esecuted, old-fashioned football tac tile. ; Its light back fflold had bo much, speed that the heavy line . of i the' mountaineers was ripped up badly. This - light, undeveloped line of Dart mouth's has . been the greatest : prob-! Iem that Coach Spears had had to solve, - and 'the manner In which ' lit came through , against the- strong West. Virginians is a source of much gratifications to the followers of the Hanover eleven. It is no slight task to stop a backfleld which is made up of such players as CRodgers and Har ris, and Saturday's triumph was quite a feather. Jn, Dartmouth's cap. , . ; ; ' The overwhelming football machine Glenn. Warner has ibuilt up at Pitts burgh continued Oh Its crushing way by beating yracuse 28 to 0. j Warmer has again demonstrated that he is one"x the best offensive coaches, and there will probably ibe n& eleven this season which wlllbe aible to boast of the scoring ability of Pittsburgh. ' In McLaren (Pittsburgh has a. veteran, full , hack .who ranks with the . best, and Judging . from Pittsburgh's, work up to the present time, there seems to but little difference .between this year's team and the powerful elevens War ner has - coached during1 the last two yeara. .. .? !';. . . :"' J . The ambitious Boston College eleven, coached toy Charley Brickley, got a' rude .shock in Providence, when it was def ealted 7 to 2 in one of . the most (gruelling A clashes - v the , season.. Brown showed unexpected strength in offstandintr the fierce rushes of the Boston players. The only unfortunate feature of the contest was that Brown came Ithrough on top of the loss of two promising, backfleld players, Shaw and Albright. , ' , LEONARD MEETS THREE OPPONENTS DURING THIS WEEK . New Tork,"Oct. 22 Benny Leonard, the world's lightweight champion, starts off today to help, out the stock holders of various railroads. ' The title; holder will blow this town this afternoon' on a tour that will bring him i . to - Philadelphia, Buffalo - and Cleveland. And in each of these'eit- les he will bc: an aspiring, also am bitious gladiator., A. . . ; To' show that he Just dotes on box ing, '.Benny will begin hostilities this evening with Eddie1 Wagand for a Six-round joust in theCity of Broth erly Love. , ' '.- ' A ' " A; . ' Then-he takes the midnight rattler for Buffalo, where he will bump John ny Erne, Tuesday, for ten' rounds,. If J ohnny i can last that lgng. ..; When that's' over and the dough Is passed he will hop aboard the choo-choo cars for Cleveland and bang Patsy Ram sey f ore and aft for ten more rounds. This probably eclipses all records for steady , battling, and -will make Battling ' Levlnsky grow; sore ; with envy.-.j . Battling at one time was the record holder for flitting from tank towii' to tank town, so this stunt of Leonard's will rob him of his honors' When Benny gets these trip . of "ferocious" encounters out of his sys tem he will do' a metamorphosis.. From Benny Leonard, the world's cham pion,? he ' will turn Into Lieut- Ben jamin Lelner, TT... S. A. He will as sume his military duties at Camp' Up ton and pound surplus flesh off many in the big army. ,. , CRICKET WAS POPULAR SPORT OF THIS COUNTRY ; BEFORE BASEBALL CAHfE "Cricket "may , now be said to i be the . national ' athletic A game , ,of America, as well as of England. In the toest , ln the ctty toT soma America the introduction has been;tllB0. The lineup of the teams was huilb iuoiil, out it is now xne iavorue uumuur game, ooin oi town ano country. It lasts from spring to autumn, though chiefly played m tne latter' season.'.' - , -, The above was written by a sport ing 'writer of 18 6 5, when baseball was; Just . a-borning. Professional cricket lit ', America, which! supplied the precedent and Incentive to pro fessional baseball, had - Its beginning just j, seventy-nine years ago today, Oct. 22, 1838, when picked clubs of New. York and Brooklyn ' played - a match in the latter .city for $400 a side.: This was the first cricket match for money, ever pulled off in the Unit ed. States, but within 20 years there were professional players in most, of tne large cities of tne country, as. well as in Canada. Many of the stars in the early days of baseball had "been cricketers. Har ry George and Sam Wright were all cricket cracks. Harry, who organ ized the Cincinnati Red Stockings as the first professional baseball club, had previously played with and man aged "pro" cricket-teams, and in that game, had learned the value of team work,' which he applied to Daseball, The Wrights continued to play crick et as wall as baseball,' and when the Boston and Philadelphia Athletic clubs .visited England, they played cricket as well as the diamond pas time. The Americans were - victorious in all their contests with the crack cricket clubs of England and Ire land.' '''....;'.',';' More han $3,850,000, exclusive of street collections, was contributed - to the British Red Cross on Thursday. "Our Day." , EGGERS ON HAND FOR BATTLE WITH HUGHES AT CASINO K. O. Eggers, who will tackle, Billy Hughes, in' the star bout at the Casino boxing show next Monday , night, has arrived in. the city and has already started training at; Batting 'Levinsky's gymnasium'r in the East End. Eggers always keeps in pretty good sliape so he won't need much work, to prepare him. ' Hughes meets Tommy Shea in New ' Haven Thursday and will take two days' rest .fter that bout before putting on the finishing touches for tne jiggers encounter. 1 , ' LOUIE BOGAH. '-.: , -XouSe' Bogash- of this city, , who tackles Toung Boyd Of South Nor Walk in the 10-round semi-final, is' a hard hitting youngster who haa given a good account of '.himself In local shows. He .will meet a lively opponent in Boyd. . .The third. bout will be am flight-round affair between v: Johnny Shugue of iWaterbury and At Richie Of Rhode Island. The Eggers-Hughes botu is attracting great attention and a large audience at the Casino is as sured. -AA; - . .. ' .- -' '...;' A BILLY HUGHES AND TOMMY SHEA BOX , IH.ELM CITY THUR. ivr'iv 2 2i ' .-'';;?-'- v Tommy Shea, the. New Haven feath erweight, will meet Billy Hughes of Bridgeport, in a 12' round bout foie the featherweight title of the state at the New Haven arenaon Thursday . night as one of . the feature bouts before the Indian Head A. C. v The boys have signed- to box at , 128" pounds at . 3 o'clock in the afternoon and Dave Fitzgerald win referee the bout. Johnny Martin of (New Haven will meet Johnny Drummie of . Waterbury, in the . other - 12, round star . bout in an elimination match for., the state lightweight championship. The win ner has been promised a bout with Champion - Battling - Kunz of South NorwaAc. " They are to meet at 135 pounds at 3? o'clock in the afternoon..'-:'" j.,,"'; ' ,. ;. . '. '; Billy Nisto and Mickey Doherty, two New Haven lightweights, will open the show wittf ,an eight round bout. The show will start, at 8:15 o'clock. ; Doe Mull of New Haven,' Is the announcer and Frank Sm'th 'the timekeeper, '; The bouts have caused much Interest -about the state and it looks like a record house.' B. H. S Foqtball Team , Wins From Ansonia The Bridgeport High school eleven trimmed the Ansonia eleven 19-0 In ari evsnly matched gamev at Newfleld park Saturday. The Red and Black eleven scored two touch downs In the first - half, both ; credible" .to Hogan. The, third touch 4omi was made In the, last quarter by IMcElroy and the imt" ZTl l"T "irZ"'; successful kick ; for goal by Murphy, the following B. Hi. S. Miller A. H. S , Linley 5f urray Hochheiser R. T. Dellaca, Oseoii ..' ' Dillon R. E. .. '? :, '-'A ' i- ., Lackie Jedusco . " Berkowits Garbowskle Kimball R. L Judge, Waco. Keating A L.T.' Murray , McCarthy L.O. L.EL K. H.B. lH.B. Parsons Bugal j Murphy Morris Reuther Foley Touchdowns, Hogan 2, IMcElroy 1. Umpire, Goode, of Ansonia. Referee, J. Waters. '. .. - BRIDGEPORT CITYS GET LEAD IN LEAGUE RACE BY BEATING MACDONALDS By beating the Clan MacDonalds of Brooklyn at the Meadows yesterday, the Bridgeport City soccer-team took the lead in the New York State league race. The final score was 1 to 0 in favor of the home club. The only score was made near the close Of the first half when Satterwalte, catching a pass from Shaw, sent the ball past the visiting goal, FLORAL BOUQUETS AND DESIGNS. ,'OHN BECK SON. S tli '; - - v- HPWIE BAKER TO CHAIN ELEVEN Comment on Various. Events . Follow Doings (By Wagner. j Howie Baker, one of the best foot ball .players 'ih. the state, will play with the American Chain eleven against the Annex team of New Ha ven . at Newfleld park next Sunday. The local boy has just returned from a stay In the hospital where he under went a minor, operation. He says he feels fine and is not afraid that par ticipation in the game will injure him again, i Baker was with the Chain Co. eleven last year And did great work.'. "' "-,' ' ' There were ' several changes 1 in the Chain lineup last week, Eddie Lavery. the former fullback and ' end. and Fred Kllpatrick, another end candi date;' 'severed their ,, connection with the' squad. Coach : McCarthy believes Nage, Hurley and Baker will be able to look after the ends. . President Ban Johnson is making a lot of noise about his plan to offe'r Ms services to the government. The populace will . greet him with. , hoarse cackles ;of . mirth ft Uncle Sam gives Ban the cold shoulder. New Haven is - not j drawing . very large crowds at professional football games this season. It Is understood the Annex management lost several hundred " ' dollars V by ' bringing the Steamrollers of Providence to the Elm City yesterday. 1 ? , . Moose Miller, last year with the Chain eleven, Is playing with the An nex of New Haven this year. He will get a warm .reception from the crowd when he appears w" Mi the Elm City SATURDAY FOOTBALL EAST. Colgate 20 .Cornell ' . . . Army . .'. . '... . 26 Tufts . ; Dartmouth ... 6 West. Virginia . . . 0 3 ' 0 0 7 0 0 0 2 . 7 -.0 . 0 0 Har"d Informal IS Maine H'y'-Artll. Pennsylvania. 2 S Bucknell ....... Rutgers 3 3 Lafayette Columbia. . . . 12 Unlon.:....:. 12 Holy Cross . . 12 Hamilton . . ., '7 New York . . 7 Boston ...... 13 ArAherst Fordham ... .. Williams V . . . : Wesleyan . . .. Brown . . . ,.. . Springfield . . Yale . Fresh' n' 20 Exoter Trinity ... . . . . 2Q Camp Devpns Lebanon . 16 'Villanova . . . . i WEST. 21 Ohio Carnegie Tech Nebraska .... . 7 Notro Dame ... 0 . 27 Michigan Aggies 0 27 Hichigan Aggies a . .Indiana .......... 9 Michigan . . Michigan ,. Minnesota Illinois . . 7 , Wisconsin SOUTH. i s ' " ; 6f Carlisle . ... .' -7 'Penn. State Navy, '.i . . . . 0 0 Wash. & Jeff.. BRIEF NEWS NOTES ' t. Mexico has deposited 1,006,000 pe sos in' New York to pay for the pur chase of 1,000,000' bushels 'of Ameri can corn for Mexico. , , . j A General A. Baxatier killed In ac tion, - was in th0 command ,of the French ,- under ; General . Marchand, whose occupation of Fashoda, in the Sudan, brought about a clash ' with Lord Kitchener. The memory of Capt. Georges Guynemer, hero of French aviators, who was killed In' battle after .down ing more than 50 enemy airmen, is to be honored by an Inscription in the Pantheon... ":,,' Af;.." , .A. French military authority urges the cutting of red tape in America and sending'of American troops to France on .every available ship so as they can complete their ; training 1 over there.. .," "; vs Agreement " has : been .reached1 be tween Austria :and, Hqlland covering the financial and cbmnercial mattera It deals with ', the question of "exports f rom Aust,rla-Hung"ary to Holland on Mutual credits. ' ' " ' ' ;:-7 ' ' - ' ENEMY ALIENS IN TRANSFERRED TO pgr WW 4 if S rTnTirnTmniiinim;itiii.iiHiiitMHiniii-iniTimn.i'iiHfinHiHrn Enemy aliens leaving Fort McP herson, Ga., for Fort Oglethorpe. They number 88, from all parts of the country, and many of them are charged with serious offenses. At the right Is Captain Small, prison guard quarter master. .- , : ;...'...'..: ..'.:'. PLAY WITH AGAINST ANNEX of Interest to Those Who In Sportland team at, Newfleld park next Sunday when the Annex boys tackle the Chain team. , . Coach Clyde Waters of the Wash ington Glee club, 'had a great time walking up and down the sidelines and arguing with spectators during yester day's game at -Newfleld. He didn't mix into the fistic battle in the sec ond half but after it was all over he said the Chain players were to blame, a Statement which was received with laughter, and Jeers froni the bleacB ers. . " .;'";' - , What will the National Commission do to Walter Johnson? Grover Alex ander and other big league players Who took part in an exhibition game at Kansas ,City .yesterday after they had been ordered not to doso? Prob ably fine the boys $10 each and then remit the fines. ' . A r , ';- John. Ganzel, " tta old Cincinnati manager and later a success as a lead er of teams In Rochester; N. Y., has become a stockholder in the Kansas City club of the American association. He managed the team last year and made a good shoeing so he will be retained to guide the club next season.-' ; AAA,'. ' '3; A ' 1 '..!'.: A. It has just been learned that Chick Gandil, the White Sox first baseman, broke two-ribs in last Monday's game at the Polo grounds. He received the injury' as a result "of a collision with Fletcher of, the Giants but finished out the .game. ; ' . . " HITCHCOCK SAYS HE'S NOT WORTH $3 A WEEK Raymond Hitchcock, the come dian, will be 46 years old today, hav ing been born Oct. 22, 1871, at Au burn; N., Y., famed for Its prisons Like many ' other stage favorites, Mr. Hitchcock has displayed, his histrlonh: talent before the ' camera and has thus achieved a vastly wider1 follow ing than he could otherwise -hope to achieve. It is to be hoped, however, that the. patrons of the "movies" will not share his own opinion of himself as an actor. ' After seeing himself In the "fillums," he was asked how: he liked .himself . ;.jHis reply was: "Honestly," came from the come dian, 'I wouldn't pay myself $3 per week.". A.' -v'. ; -hf ' ': - Mr. Hitdhcock didn't have-' an easj time olimbing.' the .. theatrical, ladder. As a boy in Auburn he was afflicted with the amate.ur theatrical mania, and everybody told him he Just ought to go on the professional' stage and show up the' cheap skates then per forming before the footlights. With 425 and a large stock of confidence he sef, out for New York, andwhen' down to ,hls last penny be succeeded in getting a- position with ' a , "ten-tTnt-thirt" . road company. He last ed; about three days, and , then found himself fetrandea" in' Philadelphia. : He fbund work ,in Jolin Wanamaker"s store, and remained - there about . . a year, when hel again . became stage struck. He secured an engagement with an operatic road company pro ducing "The Brigand' and played the banjo and sang songs for $16 per week. Af- Morftreai Charles Bigelow, the comedian, became, ill, and Mr. Hitchcock was given a chance to show . what , he could doi'ln 'that line. ,,He managed . to "get ' over," 'and became a fixture. Later he was. engaged for "The Golden .Weeding," and ' since then he has never had to hunt for a Job, and. despitetiis own modest- esti mate of his ability, he gets considera ble more than the 3 per week he earned when Me Btarted his career as a clerk in' a shoe store. A ' Ex-Czar Nicholas ' and- his family now : obtain' tlieir rations with food cards, the same, as the other citizens of Tobolsk, Siberia;' . A- " f Permission to export XM.nne'd and preserved , fruits" to the United 'States and their allied countries has been withdrawn by. France., Special license will be required.:' AMERICA BEING FORT OGLETHORPE 4 1 ':b' It FITZSIMMONS HAD WONDERFUL CAREER IN RING Chicago, Oct. It Bob Fttzsimmons, . who passed away here today,' was one of 'the most noted as well as most picturesque characters of the ring. Fitzsimmons was born in Melsten, Cornwall, England, June 4,'" 1862, His parents, however, soon moved, to New -Zealand. Fitzsimmons . y started work in his father's blacksmith shop and at the age of 18 gained fame for his dexterity in - swinging a heavy .... hammer and fashioning horse shoes. Naturally athletic, Fitzsimmons en gaged In all kinds -of sports. Before .taking up boxing he was a hammer , thrower and long distance runner. The former champion's ring career began as the winner of a lightweight competition promoted by Jem Mace in Timaru, N. Z., in 1880. He defeated four men, knocking out three of ' them, Jand- thus became the amateur champion of the country. The next year he defended his title, defeating five opponents In one night. ,' -. Fitzsimmons continued at the forge . for the next six or seven years, but always rwas ready to figbt. '. After flghtinor three battles with Jim Hall, then regarded as the middleweight champion of Australia, Fitzsimmons' . came to America In 1890. - He was one of the lightest men to win the heavyweight championship. He rare ly weighed more than 166 pounds when In condition and gave away as , much as SO pounds to some oppon ents. ,.''' 'v.. .--i.' ',A. . A;' Fitzsimmons won the world heavy weight title on March 17, 1897, when he defeated J. J. CorbeU In the 14th' round of their memorable , bout in v Carson City, Nev. He stopped Colt- . bett with his - famous solar plexus punch, of which he was the' origina tor. ( j; For two years . Fltxslmmons ' elung o the honor, losing It to J. J. ,, Jeffries, who knocked him out In the llth round, June ,8, 1899. In Coney ' Island. In 1902 he met Jeffries again , hoping to regain the crown, but went -down to defeat in the eighth round. Old timers of the ring say the last . knockout at the hands . of Jeffries started Fitzsimmons on the downward path. Fitzsimmons made a fortune , In the ring but his earnings soon van ished. : . He had a varied matrimonial career, - having . been ; married foui A times. . - .'' '' -' A - ; -'t- (A-' .: "-,'".' '' TENUIS FANS GET i GREAT WAR JUIID New Yorig Oct. 22. More than $10, was paid into the fund being raised by the United State National Uwn -Tennis Association to finance amtm- . lance sections for; the v rovernment, during ' the week Just ended. Con trtbutions have ;leen solicited: "Xrom the members of the association and , thropghout the country interest lathe) undertaking has ,een " keen. Cam paigns for funds lnauugated during1 ' the 'playing season are Just closing, and ' it Is thought that all the money - will Joe jmld . In before November' 1. Tarlous yusoociations belonging to the national fcody have co-operated In appealing to tennis players tor money to buy amibolanoes. The, newest ' see- ' tlon the Paclflo Northwest, which, in cludes, Washington,. 'Oregon and part v of Idaho was one of the first to pledge an ambulance and start can-, vasslng its memtoers. J. W. , Adams, : pr. of QdlnneaipoHck secretary-treasurer of the Northwestern section, has announced that h9s association has ' the 'money- in hand for its . ambu lance. .'. -' --.:'.- ' i -'-,. . . A campaign la under way st Chi cago,' which is headquarters of the. Western association. The Ohio Lawn Tennis association, centering at Cln- ' ctnnati, made a vigorous effort to . raise funds, resulting . in a substan- . tial contripbution-In IWinshington the . local association has sent an appeal ' . to all the, tennis 'players In the Capi tal and expects to raise the required sum. i ; '- J These activities are supplemented ' of course, by efforts of many clubs to raise money from their own member ships, and are, Interesting' as showing the widespread, support which the ap peal of the national association has received. . MARY'S MENAGERIE. Mary had' a little Qoat, . , The beast, was short of breaths ' A feather once stuck in its throat And tickled it to death. The real fans are already spending their evenings figuring out who is go ing te have the biggest batting aver age next season. , ' It's just like figuring out -, when, where and how the war Is going to end. ' . ' Only the war is easier. We all know how that is going to terminate. : Nap Lajoie, who batted .380 in the International league season, found the Indianapolis pitchers hard picking in the recent inter-league . season and batted but .211 against them. ' .Jay Klrke, who played first for Indian apolis in the games against Toronto was the leading hitter pf the series, with an average of .466. ' Hickory, Dickory, Dock, My overcoat's in hock, But I haven't got the 'dough To get it out, and so A Come on, you wintry breeze, -I guess I'll have to freeze. Black hatters, plush ibanded sailor hats, black velvet hats, feather hats and everything good In millinery ait B. H. Dillon Co.'s. Adv. 4 Talk .Of Sports ai 1 ... ft-