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Mapy States Attempt to
Legalize Boxing Re
formers Defeat Them
(By Otto Fioto )
In many states attempts are being
made fo legalize boxing With that
end in view bi I Ik have lieen introduced
in the different legislatures to bring
ihis result about. That some will i
I bo successful while others will fall
is a foregone conclusion
Without exception In all cases the
"reform ' element makes Its appear
ance to bring pressure to bear to de
feat the bills Ami why? Because,
like all reform movements, in their
Ignorance they have not the slightest
experience in that line therefore rab
ble about and argue qucstlor.s with
which they are not the least bit fa
miliar How often have we watched "re
formers" go Into office by tremen
dous majorities only to realize six
months later that none of them rould
be re-elected to the office of dog
catcher if again placed before the
There are good as well as bad
arguments that could be mad fori
and against a boxing law. However,
1 the testing of the law and Its results
is a better argument than any friend
or foe of the measure could make.
W'e have but to refer to New ork
and point to the real success that has
been made of boxinc when conduct
ed by a state commission with th
fullest power to enact rules to gov
ern the sport that protect the pub
lic and fighter alike
In the 18 months or so thM the
sport has been running In New York
state not. an accident of an kind
has occurred and really the only
black mark that can be recorded
against it Is that the MrMahon broth
ers "oversold ' their house That is.
they are accused of selling more
tickets than there were seats
for the Hpectalors. They are
to be tried by the commission,
and If found guilty will buve their
license revoked aud their term of
promoting fights brought to a sudden
dose. In the olden davs. without the
commission, no punishment was pos
sible for an offense of this kind In
this manner all Ihe fighters are ruled,
and It eliminates fnkhiR and other
questionable tactics thai oare crept
into the sport.
In Australia It is part of the pub
lic school education that makes box
I iiiK compulsory among the male pu
i pils unless a doctor's certificate ex
cuses the pupil Also In Australia
all scholars, both male r.nd female,
must be taught to swim America
Is far behind In this respect What a
blessing If the false cloak of reform
could be torn from the shoulders of I
the hypocrites that ore wearing It.
'and real sincere reformers, not seek-:
ing publicity as their reward, take
hold and shape matters satisfactory to'
all Instead of the narrow minded
! The writer la heartily in favor of
'legalized boxing under the jurisdlc-
tlon of a state boxing commission. !
with full power to rule with an Iron
hand. In that way the sport would
come In for the rights It is entlth
to have and the great public would
receive all the protection they might
I seek. Under a direction of that sort;
all brutality would be removed from
the contest and s b ne, :hk! skill pre
dominate What a wonderful phyal-
j cal nation this countrv eould be If all
knew sometb'nt: about the manly art
of self-defeii-i It would Install both
courage and confidence of a high or
der In all The weaklings under this
condition would remain weaklings as
they are now. .but their number T.oubl
be reduced to nn astonishingly low.
President Ban Johnson of the
Ajnerlcan league has mailed to Wil
liam iJineeu, the umpire, a b. k for
200 as winner of the prize offered
last spring lor the umpire who could
show the least time average lor games
during the season.
It was not generallv known that
Johnson had made such on offer un
til he announeed the award Dl
neen umpired In 150 games, the aver
uge time of the contents being 1 55
Frank O'Loa. blln, w ho officiated
In 142 games, whs second with a time,
average of 1 57
Jim Coffroth. the California fight
promoter, t out with a statement
that according to his book of fight
receipt, the Palser-McCarty battle
on New Year s day drew just 7 more
than the Ketchel-Johnson bout for
the championship. Poor Ketchel died
a tragic death not long after, but if
the great Michigan middleweight
were alive today and in condition he,
would whip either McCarty or Pal- 1
ser. and it ia awful to think what J
Johnson would do to theso two if he
were today in the shape he was In
when he me' Ketchel and if condi
Hons were such that he could fight
MTtRAW sticks
Manager McOrnw of the New York
Giants probably will be the only lead
ei In i lie National league who will
stand pat on his lineup this s oson
He Is well fortified In every position
and admits he does not think a single
change Will he necessary. Several
recruitt are to be taken to Marlin
Springs, T'-as. a here the club traius.
but he docs not bellce he will re
tain any unless they display extra-
ordinary ability.
Merkle will be seen on first base, I
Doyle at second and Hqr2og at third
Fletcher, although he was unusually
unsteady last season, is expected to I
be assigned to fill the shortstop posi- '
tlon again McGraw mr.de it known
he does not deem It advisable to re- !
move a man from active ploying If I
he happens to have a poor year, es
peclally if the individual has it In
him to put up a Bteadj article of,
work. He feels certain Fletcher will
profit by his errors of last summer
and perform as creditably a? the most
experienced veteran Shafer 's a can
didate for the place He has not
signed his contract up to date, but J
, First Photograph Received in the U. S. cf the Balkan-Turkish Peace
J Plenipotentiaries Who Were Entertained at Stafford House,
j England, Just Before the Conference
I r '
bv?c5 rWavic (Serm) , M. MHoaa-
Col Popoviteh (Montenegro), Dr MilcV Y.nVh Pasha (Turkey,. ljCU,.
- : LGrc Second man in center row. on left Lord HaldanV fTh i ,J of the renter fOW.i-M Sroaloudij
Gennadins (Greece) Next man is S.r Edward Grev K Mr 1 L u tunthr). Center of center row.-M
M JK (Engliah Prefer), vrbo alaAd. U " the ,cft hnd' Mr Auith
i McGraw looks for him to be present
when the squad startH for the BOUtb.
I He Is a better batter and faster run
ner than Fletcher, but does not equal
I him in the ileiu
McGraw say8 he does not conic m
' plate making a single change In his
outfield He does not think there is
In better trio of men In the league
than lK'Vore, Snodgrass and Murray
However, ho admits an alteration is
possible if Burng shows a marked
Improvement In his fielding, it be
does ho probably will take Devore'a
rdace, as the latter has slumped in his
hitting Burns is a good hitter, but
Is unskilled in going back after long,
The Giants's director s not expect
ing to unearth an wonderful pitch
ers among his rookies.' He is in-1
cllned to be conservative about the
possibilities of discovering a young
star. His present plans are. accord
ing to a report from the east, to de
pend on his veterans. Jeff TeereaUi
of course, he picks as the leader, with
afatheweon second and Marquard j
third He remarked in a rocent ln
terview that baseball tans should not
be surprised If they see Mathewson
go to the mound twice a week. In
his opinion "Rig Six'" is as deceptive
and effective ns he was four years
Chief Meyers will catch every game'
next season, ban ing accidents, says!
McGraw The Indian receive; is the
heaviest backstop In Lynch s organ
Illation and requires an unusual
amount of work to keep down his
weight McGraw sas he must be
used avert day to perform true to i
( form and retain his speed In addl
tlon to this be H too valuable with,
the bat to be allowed to sit on the
i bench Meyers finished second in tho
i average last to Jimmerman w ith a
iraark of y '
I am to take south with me onlv
1 two Inflelders." snld McGraw in a
recent Interview. "I do not need any J
more and I would be wasting my time I
watching them. Pitchers are what I
require and they will recehe most of
my attention. One of the inflelders
I have 16 Johnny Evers' brother
Johnny asked me to take him south)
and look him over r he Is half as j
smart as the Cub manager he can get
bv with only a fair equipment of
While still a very young organiza
tion the I'nlon association has made
I several unique records In Its snort
(existence, .n,d a glance at the aver
ave tor last season shows that wo
had the poorest fielding shortstop in i
organized ball amongst our players.'
Wood 01 Helena made more errors
than any other shortstop during the
1012 season
This person Wood made exactly 100
errors in 12". games That's an aver
age of .88 per game. His number i
of bobblos wag high, both in totals
and In tbe average per rontest Wood- I
ruff of 'be Wynndot'e team in the
Border league made sixteen in twenty
contest or .80 per game, and was
right, on the heels of Wood
Long of Limn. In the late Ohio
State leagoe, which quit a little after
the season opened, made the least
errors He worked In fifty -f he
games, and In thai time made onlj
thirteen errora: which is an average
of .24 per game This is a little more
than one for each five games, and Is
very good for a fielder who has sol
many chances to accept as a short
stop. Arthur Fletcher, the ColllMTille
hoy who shortstops for the Giants
In the National league, made more
errors than any ier6on In the lenigne
of any great Importance. Artie made
52. an average of 41 per game.
I Bhanley, who last vear was with
Burlington, but who until recently
was slated for a trvout with the
! Browns, committed more errors than
anv of the short fielders In the
Cenfrul association, and n this line
I ranked with Mip worst. Ho was
l charged with an average of 04 hob
bles per game lie mad rK which
I wore committed n 121 contests.
Tho player who made the most er
rors in toe American league was Puck i
Weaver Of the White Sox Last sea-;
sou though, was Puck's first in the
majors, and maybe next season be 1
will commit less than in 1912. He.
made 71 in 111 sanies, which Is
(about one for every two game played j
Han McKetrick and his battler,
j Joe Je:nnetti ,,re due iu IV.ris ihM
morning. This la a big boost fori
j France.
McKotrlck will arrive Id the gay
city in u better frrme of moid than
I when he left It scorns that hu pur-
ha sod n pill ioppr" 'be morni ,
he starter and ri to lmP H
; secret The lid gfilMd vhen ma I
! om. Morxau ramosod 1 sKspad n
I old kejj ,n i,,. ;nx .tnd whi?o afe
I Ketrick arrived Morgan sUrtt-d kick-
i Ing the box around and then tossed
it out of the window That got Mc
Ketrick s goat and It ran around un
til he reached the boat, when he found
the topper in his bunk
1 Now that Jem Driscoll has fought
bis battle with Owen Moran ho will
take a steamer in this direction and
look over the field. Jem will be
kept busy, for we have some bloom
ing feathers that will keep him hustling
New Haven; Conn., Feb. 4. Reports
that an English coach and an English
boat rigger were to be engaged at
Vale this year were set nt rest today
by Captain C N Snowden and Coach- i
es Jamba O Rodgers and William A
Harrlman of the Vale rowing camp,
who have Just returned from a visit
to Oxford university in England Alii
three declared that Oxford rowlng
methods would be tried at Yale thei
coming season, however.
Asserting he lost big money in be
ing prevented by injuries from meet
ing Mike Gibbous In a projected con
test in New York. Harry Lewis, the
American boxer. Is claiming heavy
damages in high court this week.
Lewis claims to be the welter-,
weight champion of the world. The,
injuries be complains of were sus-1
tained in an automobile accident In
Fleet street, London, early in 1912.
Ho says that but for the accident
he, would have won other contests as
well. The British Mojor Cab,and!
tho London General Omnibus cora-j
panics are the defendants
George Hogriever. one of the vet-!
erans of the national game, whose ca
reer on the diamond practically end
ed last season, was horn In Clncln-1
naii January 20, 1870 He is famil
iarly known as Hogg" pmon- the
ten of thousands of baseball tans
l around the circuits of the ten leagues
I In which he has plaved during his,
career of a quarter of a century
j He started his career In 1888 at j
Hamilton. O where he played until
the end oi the season of 1889 He
went to Ottnmwa. la., in ISsD and
the next year was sold to Kunsas I
In 1S92 "Hogev played for Osh
kosh. and the opening of the next
season found him at Kaston. Pa. Af
ter a short engagement at Sioux Cltv
I he was sold to Indiannpolis in 1804
Ho remained at IndlmapoliH ten
i years, and at the eud of that period
Ihe Joined the Cincinnati team. He
returned to Indianapolis In 1905, and
latter a few weeks with the Indians
he was shipped to Des Moines In
1908 ho was with Pueblo and in 1909
with Lincoln. At the ,-nd of 1909 he
was given his first release.
Tho next year Hogriever went to
Applcton, Wis where he has Since
managed the team and played In the
cutfiold "Hoggy" was Injured In a
came last season and will never play
PilotB' New Rules
New York. Fob. 4 Master pilots of
the air will hereafter have to cut
figure Ss around turns In close quar
ters by terms of new requirement B
adopted by the Aero club of America,
announced today for tbe Issuing of
certificates to expert ablators. Can
didates must flj In a figure 8 around
two marks 5u0 meters apurt. beeping
the machine at all times within a 50
foot radius at each turning mark.
Chicago. Feb. 4 Harry Wolvorton.
manager of the Sacramento club of
the Pacific Coast league, who was
here yesterday, attempted to purchase
three recruits from the Chicago Am
erican league baseball club and Mar-
tm Berghammer, a shortstop, from
the local National league team. Ho
said he needed an inflelder. an out-'
fielder and a plteher Manager f'all'i
ban of the American league club said
he would do no "weeding out ' until
he had seen all of his recruits in ac
tion next spring.
While here Wolverlon booked four
games for the training season. Thei
first division of the White Sox will
play in Sacramento March 12 and 11 i
and the second team March 18 and
From Los Angeles came word that'
Manager Evers of the local National:
league team Is trying to Induce "Big'
Jeff ' Overall to return here the com- '
Ing se.-i-on Overall failed to report
r.-ir doty In 1930, but recently signl
fled his Intention of getting back In
the game. He said, however, he dld
not wish to play with Chicago, al
though he still is the property of that
Cap--on Goes to St Paul
MlnncapoT. Mir.n. Feb 4 Ralph
Capron, once famous as a quarterback
of the University of Minnesota foot-
ball team, and last season a member,
o" the Pittsburg National league base
ball club, has been released to tho
Sl Paul American association club
Capron, It is said, was sent to St. I
Paul as part of the famous Marty
O'Toole trade, the Pittsburg club ow- j
ing St Paul an outfielder
Mow York. Feb 4. An invitation'
will be extended, it was announced
yesterday by the intercollegiate row -
ing association, to the winning
eight between the crews of S'anlonl
university, the University of Califor
nia and the University of Washing
ton to enter the Intercollegiate regat
ta next June over the Poughkeepsie
course. This decision was reached
al a recent meeting of the board of
stewards of the intercollegiate row
ing association, which at the sama
nine determined to abandon their cus
tom of inviting the naval academy to
enter a crew
St. Paul, Minn.. Feb 4 The final
match for Ihe Minneapolis and inter
national trophy, which was postpon
ed after the conclusion of the an
nual bonsplel of the Northwestern
Curling association, was decided last
night Bob" Dunbar s rink of St.
Paul won both events, defeating the
Lambert Deflel rink of St Paul 11
to 7 for the Minneapolis trophv
Boston Feb. 4. "Bobby' Mcln
of Chicago won two national indoor
skating championships at the Boston
arena laBt night. He qualified for
another, which will be decided to
night The summary
220 yard dash McLean first. R. L
Wheeler, Montreal, second; . J Osl
ckey, Cleveland, third Time, 21 1-5
110 yard dash McLean first, W
Ounderson of Chicago second, A J.
Oelckey of Cleveland third Time.
41 l-o seconds
Two miles Wheeler first Oaickey
s ond. Joseph Hoernlng of Cleveland
third Time. 6 arid 4-5 Beconds.
With the moral and financial as- I
listance of its international union, the
Waiters' union of San Francisco is I
about to Inaugurate a campaign
among employee of all the big hotels
of San Francisco
The employment of married wom
en In Industrial occupations tends to
diminish the birth rate.
Among the matters pressed for leg- ;
lslatlve consideration by the Tennes
see State Federation of Labor arc
bills prohibiting the employment of
females under 18 years In department
-tore';; a workmen's compensation bill
patterned from that in operation in
tbe state of Washington, and the
working of convicts on public high
ways. Los Angeles (Cal ) Typographical i
union has appointed a committee to
I" -In n campaign to bring the 1915
i Dm "ntion of the International Typo- 1
graphical union to that city.
l actory inspectors will demand im
provements at the Chicago packing
plants that will cost $1,000,000 Oth
orwise the packers will be prosecuted
for endangering the lives of em
ployes, Machinists on the Mexican Nation
al railway have received a 10 per cent
During 1912 452 employes of rail
roads were killed and 9020 injured
in the state of Pcnnslvania
The labor movement of California j
will be represented at the hearing
before the United States supreme
court on Feb 2T regarding the valid
ity of the woman's eight -hour law
enacted at the last regular session of
the state legislature
- te te. K K I -? -T - ...
Mr.. Glenn Smith TIddId U "Chnrlly - and Mi .,r, Bl.kryc . ..,op -
mha-h;:h-m- , pVra?rirworV.ed,V,,S. VZJSSPJl
E d'Vi 0 r ' c y " The ot her pTc t u re show a Alias SUTSSS! 13? SXTSA 5! 1
Mackaye, poBln, to reprea.nl "Hop" In tbe tableau, to be pr.,entod on the SlSSJnSSSiU V

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