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H Joe Wood was born and raised In
B Ness City, a little city nestling In the
H bosom of the great short grass pralr-
Bw ies of Kansas. Poets, artists, statcs-
H men are born, not mado. So are ath-
H lotes, and so was Joe Wood born a
R ball player. From the time he was
K able to hold a ball his graceful, easy
H handling of the sphere was notlce-
H able. Neighbors who Baw and admlr-
1 I ; ed him playing his fancy and spectac-
B I -ular ball when but a lad predicted
M that some day Joe would be a great
B ball player.
m Wood came from the stock that
M makes gall players or great athletes.
M His mother's people were quick, clear
m eyed, vigorous, sturdy people. His
M j mother's brother waB "Rattlesnake
M Pete," who made the endurance horse-
H i back ride from Omaha to Chicago dur-
1 j lug the world's fair in 1S93. Her
HL brothers wore all cowboys during the
HP early days .of this country and were
H i considered among the best borsemon
H on the range.
H. j HIb father, John F. Wood, was a
M J lawyer and newspaper man. He was
flk lal, long armed, big boned and muscu-
M lar. When the boom of the early 'SOs
!M I flattened out he went to Chicago.
When the gold rush to Klondike was
on he, with a party of five others, went
to Seattle, bought a boat and started
H A for the far north. On the trip he fell
H J out with his companions and they set
H ; him ashore on a small Island of the
H j Aleutian archipelago
H j It was inhabited only by Indians and
H one squaw man, and he was on the Isl-
and several days before he was plck-
T ed up by a tramp steamer bound
H I north. His experience in the Klon-
H I dike country- reads like a fairy tale,
B ; except that he failed to find the pot
H of gold, and, tired of the land of per-
H petual snows and long winter nights.
H ! he started back. He walked 500 miles
H j with gunnysackB tied on his feet for
B J shoes, to get to the head waters of
Hf navigation. Finally after a long year
V of starvation and privation he landed
H I in Seattle.
V When later the boomers were flood-
B ing the country with wonderful stories
m , I of riches in the Bull Frog district the
senior. Wood again took up the hunt
for tho quick-found fortunes of the
hills, and like his experience In Alas
ka, he was unable to find tho hidden
mines concealed in tho elusive crev
ices that lay In the land of Death val
ley. Thus he has been tho hunter, tho
pathfinder, and not so much from ne
cessity as because his strong physique
and vigorous mind called for the long
hard pull over mountains and desert
sands and the alluring prospect at tho
Thus Joe Wood inherited from his
father his endurance, his clear mind,
his great strength, and from his moth
er his keen eye and his tiger-IIko
quickness, all necessary attributes of
a great ball player.
Joe's start In professional baseball
really dates from the time the Bloomer
Girls, an Itinerant aggregation mado
up mostly of women, visited Ness City.
Joe pitched the game for Ness City
and tho girls said: "How can we hit
tho ball when wo can't see it?" The
score was 19 to 4 in favor of Ness
City and when tho Bloomer Girls play
ed tho next town Joe was with them,
a fine looking 17-year-old "girl," and
remained with them during the sea
son. lie next pitched for the Hutchinson
(Kan.) nlno, and from there he went
to Kansas City. Ho astonished both
tho professionals and fans, for he was
still but a boy of 18 years. From
there he went to the Boston Red Sox
and this year he has been astonishing
tho baseball world. The enthusiasm of
Joe's boyhood friends at Ness City
verges on the sentimental They aro
all Red Sox fans.
Reform organizations, which havo
opposed Kenqsha being on tho fight
map In the past, got busy again when
it was announced that a boxing show
was being booked for Kenosha later
in the month, and it Is said that a
petition will at once be sent to Gov
ernor McGovern asking him to pre
ven any fights being pulled off in
the city.
The matter will be taken up by thoi
ministerial association at once, and
it is declnred that every possible of
fort will bo mado to stop tho revival
of the game. Tho leaders in the re
form movement declare that noue of
tho shows held In Kenosha last year
wero strictly in keeping with tho Wis
consin laws, and that thorc is no rea
son to bcllovo that thoy will be any
better this season.
Already these men aro bringing
pressuro to bear upon tho officials to
prevent a permit for the Whlte-Brlt-ton
fight. It Is said to be certain
that Governor McGovern will stop any
bout If a protest Ib made by a suf
ficient number of citizens
A group of fans talked about that
"fighting splriL" The spirit that
makes for winners in football, base
ball, all sporLs au In tho game of life
was gone over thoroughly and then
someone mentioned Mlko Donlln. Cur
ious, isn't It, how they will link Dou
lln's namo with any discussion of tho
"fighting spirit?" Mlko carries a de
pendable kit of bats and baseball tools
and thoy help materially to win games.
But the old tabasco stuff Is worth al
most as much more. Mllflo has the
funny notion that he is there to win
all the time. It might be in baseball
or in a game of cards, but Mlko wants
to win anyhow. Nobody has the right
to win but Mike, yet Mike isn't sel
fish. Far from that. But It Is his no
tion any event whore some one must
win arid some ono must lose. Mike
tenters the gurao and he must win or
there Is a racket of some sort. All
his life Mike has been a spender and
if the truth were known he has spent
a lot of time listening to other peo
ple's troubles and helping Uiem out.
llo buys from four to ten tickets
whenever the Pirates play at tho Polo
grounds and as an entertalnor Mike
has no superior. But get Donlln Into
a friendly little card game where the
stakes arc a nlckol or a dlmo and you
will see tho hardest kind of playing
to win. One night the Pirates played
"fantan." a Httlo pastime at 10 cents
an edge One could play it all night
and mourn the loss of 30 conts or a
dollar or chortle over similar win
nings. Donlln mado a lot of nolso Ho
pointed out other people's blunders
and ho played as though the stakes
wore $1,000 a corner. Aftor the game
a youngster on tho team walled
"Geo, Donlln Is something awful.
Ho loses 40 conts and raises Cain "
Ono of tho veterans looked pitying
ly at the youngster and replied with
a emilc"
"No, lad, you've got tho wrong Idea
Mike lost four games; not the 40
cents. He played to win those
games and not tho money."
Tho veteran who corrected the
youngster was right, Mike plays ev
erything to win, whether it bo base
ball, cards, billiards or argument.
Sail Francisco, Nov. 25 Willie
Hoppo, wearing a pair of ten-ounco
glovos, knocked the lightweight cham
pion of the world, Ad Wolgast, flat
on his back yesterday. And It wasn t
a fako knockdown, either.
It was In tho second period of ono
of the most vicious training bouts ever
pulled off in a local gymnasium. A ter
nfic right swing cnught Wolgast flush
on the jaw and ho dropped heavily to
tho floor. lie got up in a. dazed condi
tion and tore after the Butchertown
lad, but Hoppe stood by his guns and
rained rights and lefts on Wolgast's
head and body.
Once in the opening round Iloppe
swung that Bame heavy right to the
champion's nose, while in close quar
ters, and the champion sank to his
Wolgast, as proud and gritty as
ever, tore after his novice opponent.
He lunged desperatoly at the young
ster and Hoppo stood too to toe with
him. Manager Tom Jones had a grim
smile on his face, but he was worried
and had reason to be.
The champion continued on with
hla bulldog tenacity and Id the third
round he buffeted the local boy around
the ring Had tho round been a min
ute longer the chances are that Hoppo
would havo paid for his frivolity by
receiving a knockout
Wolgast spat blood repeatedly as he
forced Hoppe around the ring and the
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H Bw j Wk Isnt lt better ioT children to chew this teeth preserving, digestion Jlw
W aiding goody than to eat things not good for them? T
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Wk fc- 5t costs less of any dealer
gory marks on the local boy's faco
spoko for the battering that he re
cehed In the closing session At the
ond .of each round tho champion 3at
on the ropes In his corner and panted
heavily. Ho appeared weary and tired
His wind Is not near as good as It
should be.
About his waist Ad still has onclr
cled a heavy flannel bandage. Hq. is
unusually big In this section of hid
anatomy and Is tryiug to reduce to the
normal measurements. He treats this
as a Joke and says It will only make
him train harder to get down to the
called-for weight limit.
The news that Wolgast had been
dropped In his training bout with Wil
lie Hoppe reached Ritchlo and the
San Franolsco lad was probably as
surprised as Wolgast himself had been
when ho was hit.
"Goodness, I only hope thoso fel
lows don't lnjuro Wolgast," said Ritch
ie. "If thoy will lenve him for mo I
will be champion of the world on the
evening of Thanksgiving day."
Evory time Frank C. Navln, presi
dent of the Detroit Tigqrs, took an
orb at the box scores of the world
series ho sworo a streak that looked
as though somebody emptied a hogs
head of indigo around his environs.
Reason'' Three twlrlers that the
Tigers booted out of the eago with
out even a trial figured as winners.
First one was Charles Jofforson
Te8reau. They took Jeff Into the
City of Straits and kept him hurl
ing the globule for ten days. Jen
nings sought out the smooth faced
owner of the Tigers and whispored
his song for Jeff Into tho ears of tho
Bengaleers' boss.
'Cut the big fellows away from tho
kale," said the Scranton Blackatone.
"He's due for the minors the rest
of his natural."
Next on tho list was Hugh Bedi
enL "Get down on Bedlent, and do
it quick," was the gist of the Httlo
missive that snapped over the steel
threads of Navln.
Navln took the tip aud also the
message to Robert Lincoln Howe. Mr.
Howe, It might be said, was a scout
for the Jungaleers Ho jaunted down
to Providence and ho looked Bedlent
over. His glance did not appraise
Hughle at more than 30 cents on the
dollar, and ho turned him down as
cold as the Arctic when the frost
Is on the pumpkin here.
Now for the third ono of the trio
who was kicked from the Bengaleso
bungalow. About two years ago when
John I. Taylor was making David
Ilarum look like a reactionary in the
barter and exchango line, he want
ed to make a dicker with Jennings.
Taylor at that time was swapping
anything that looked like a ball play
er on his team. lie was modest in
his demands Ho would take any
thing from a pawn ticket for a set of
furs to a piece of Alaskan diamond
for his pastlmers.
Taylor got a swell .young grouch
on Josephus Wood. Ho thought the
Kansas cyclone wasn't even a zephyr
and ho wanted to swap him for any
thing that resombled a twirler. He
lit on Hughle of Detroit and start
ed to make a trade. He wanted Klck
apoo Eddie Summers, and he was
willing to hand over Smoky Joe for
the lad with the Indian monaker.
Friends of Albert Palzer declare
that If a decision had been allowed
he would have received a draw at tho
end of the six-round bout with Tony
Ross In Philadelphia. They vigor
ously protest against the opinion of
some ringsldo sharps that Palzor re
ceived a hard thrashing.
Tom O'Rourke, Palzor's manager,
admits that the big white hope put up
a poor fight and proved that ho is still
in need of a vast amount of ring work
beforo he goes up against the winner
of the Jim Flynn-Luthor McCarty bat
l tie at Vernon, Cal., on December to.
O'Rourke, It might be said, was bit
terly disappointed by Palzcr's showing
against the husky Ross. After the
mill the excuse wan offored that Pal
zer had been suffering from a heavy
cold, but did not call off the match
with Ross because he expected to win
Persons who saw the scrap declare
that Palzor was slow and clumsy and
that Ross outclassed him in boxing
Rklll. Ross also mado the Iowa giant's
nose bleed praotlcally at tho start and
that worried Palzer a loL Rom was
In the pink of condition.
O'Rourke 6ays that ho intends to
send Palzor after second raters, In
cluding Jim Stewart and Sandy Fer
guson, within tho next few weeks, if
only to give the big fellow plenty of
actual ring fighting. Palzor looked all
ovor a coming champion when he
stopped Al Kaufman hero laat winter,
but tho feat, as It turned out, was not
so very wonderful Inasmuch as Lu
ther McCarty recently stopped Kauf
man in half the time required by Pal
zor. Bocause of his break with
O'Rourke last Bpring Palzer allowed
himself to get but of physical condi
tion so that ho waB hog fat when he
boxed Bombardier Wells in the Gar
den. It is a matter of record that Pal- ,
aer, after beating WoBu, rofased toJ
live up to a written agreement to bo
McCarty In the Garden within 3ix
Palzer, under O'Rourke's racntorshlp
is bound to Improve, but how much''
New Yorkers who have heard of
tho wonderful deeds of Charles Ledoux
the French bantam champion, will j
have a chance to Inspect him for tho
first time at tho Fairmont A C. this
week Ledoux will box 10 rounds withi
Battling Rcddy, a local boy who can
fight Ledoux has knocked out Joe
Bowker and later Digger Stanley for
the British title and tho Lord Lons
dale bolt.
The Frenchman Ls called little Sani
Langford In Paris because of IiIb pow - j
erful shoulders and back deelop
ment Ledoux has como here to flc;ht
both Kid Williams and Johnny Coulon
Tho latter already has signed with the!
Forty-fourth Streot, Sporting club fori
n match with Ledoux on December G
but the Frenchman will do nothing un
til after the Reddy bout.
Another card offored for the same
ovening is a 10-round bout between
Gunboat Smith and Harry West of
Word comes from London that so
many members of the National Sport
ing club belleo that Referee Corri
should have called the Wells-Welsh
bout a draw Instead of giving the ver
dict to Welsh. Manager Bettlnson has
signed the boxors for another 20
round bout In February, under the
same conditions that governed the mill
a week ago. George McDonald, Matt
Wells' manager, in a private cablo
gram to a friend in this city, says
that the worst that "Wells should have
received was a draw, and that as a
matter of fact ho was clearly outfight
ing Welsh at the finish.
Corri, it will be remembered, was
scorched for calling the first Lang-ford-McVey
fight a draw. Langford
beat McVoy on that occasion, accord
ing to competent eye witnesses, but
Corri would not see it.
Battling Nelson, who is matched to
box 10 rounds with 1-each Cross at tho
Forty-fourth Street Sporting club on
tho afternoon of Thanksghlng day, is
bringing his own gong to be rigged
at the ringside. Nelson is so deaf
that ho cannot hear the bells ordinar
ily in use at boxing clubs, so he has
purchased a huge fire gong that can
be heard above tho din of the crowd
Nelson looks to bo made to order for
0r prices are as low j
as tfye quality will
warrant. Beware of
the price cutter, as
he who cuts the price
is willing to cut the
quality to equalize
the price.
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Cross and will be a lucky boxer if ho
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Kansas City, Mo , Nov 25 Seven I
ty-flve cash prizes, aggregating 3.700
will be offered bowlers who partici
pate In the middle west bowling tourn
ament which will begin here next
Wednesday, according to an announce
ment by the secretary of the tourna
ment There will bo SO five-men
teams, 145 two-men teams and 271 in
dividual bowlers in the tournament
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