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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
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'.'-
'-'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. '
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.
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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
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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. - , : '-."
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. , ' ,
. 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 "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." ,
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.
, ' 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
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.
A. H. S
, Linley
5f urray
R. T.
Dellaca, Oseoii
..' ' Dillon
R. E.
.. '? :, '-'A '
i- ., Lackie
. " Berkowits
R. L
Judge, Waco. Keating
A L.T.'
Murray ,
K. H.B.
j Murphy
Touchdowns, Hogan 2, IMcElroy 1.
Umpire, Goode, of Ansonia. Referee,
J. Waters. '. .. -
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,
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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
Colgate 20 .Cornell ' . . .
Army . .'. . '... . 26 Tufts . ;
Dartmouth ... 6 West. Virginia . .
. 0
' 0
. 7
. 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 . . . .
21 Ohio
Carnegie Tech
Nebraska ....
. 7 Notro Dame ... 0
. 27 Michigan Aggies 0
27 Hichigan Aggies a
. .Indiana .......... 9
Michigan . .
Michigan ,.
Illinois . .
7 , Wisconsin
i s ' " ;
6f Carlisle . ...
.' -7 'Penn. State
Navy, '.i . . . .
Wash. & Jeff..
' 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 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. .- , : ;...'...'..: ..'.:'.
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. ; ' . .
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.:'
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-' .: "-,'".' ''
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 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
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