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Last Batch of Players Off
This Morning; Training
Starts In This
The last batch of the Seals trill start
for Boyes Springs this morning and
the regular training: for the season of
IP 1C will Ftart today. Already the
V.!.?iT<"Pt part of the team is safely in
trenched at the Sonoma county health
resort, and a dozen more players will
arrive at Boyes today to round out the
. rtw. With the exception of .lease
Matty Mclntyre and Kid Wuffli,
tlir holdout members of the local club,
and Infielder Colligan, who is detained
in the cast, owing to a fracture of his
ankle, the entire team is expected to
on hand.
The local club is starting: off the
n with plenty of material, but
whether it is up to the standard re
mains to be seen. The critical Seal
admirer is not an optimist. He has the
dope in hie mird of the teams showing
■ car. and the management has not
F«>curod enough new material of class
to strengthen th» weak spots. The
holdout trio—Baker. Mvlntvre and
AVuffii—will also he missed if they do
• ill into lino.
1 \il lowing has hopes of getting sev-
Mseards from the. "White Sox after
Manager Callahan has looked his team
over. Everything might turn out
all right, but at present the outlook
- iti Francisco's having a winning
tram in the field does not look any too
l-right. j
Del Howard, who will lead the S>als
tills season, left for Boyes yesterday
With a squad of players and expects
to have everything in readiness
to start training today. In the squad
fiat accompanied Howard were Pitcher
Uuejhcs. who was with the Bassano
■ nb < f the western Canada league last
:■ cir; Pitcher "Pop" Arlett; Massow, a
bush pitcher who was with the
Seals at Paso Robles last year: Wagner,
Hie pe-.-ond baseman; Pitcher "Wee Wil-
Corry. who just arrived on the
White 801 special, and Infielders Cal
-I*n and iicCarl, a couple of new men,
who hope to get jobs on the local club.
The new Seal leader seemed to be in
a happy frame of mind departing: for
aining quarters. He plans to put
the members of the club through a
busy siege of training and have them
ready tvhen the season starts.
'."litp a number of the local players I
1 a\ r~ been at Boyes Springs for dome ]
iimp and already are in fair shape. This
list includes Roy McArdle. who will be
the utility man this year: Outfielders
Mundorff and Zimmerman. Catcher Tub
Spencer and Pitcher Pat Harkins.
Hoy f'orhan surprised the members of
the indoor conversational baseball
legffue by dropping in on therm yester
day morning. Roy came up from Albu
querque. He has not played any ball
since the close of last season and feels
I ■ urc-at shape.
I urn just hungry for work and will
l o clad to get back in the going," cays
1 loy.
Corhan will be among the players
I at will leave for Boyes today.
Ewing received notices yesterday I
from a couple of his young players that j
ti-ey would not be on hand to join the
team. Ca-tcher Kuhn and Charley Mil
iar, a young bush pitcher, sent word \
that they had decided to remain in the j
southern part of the state. Both boys
.-, o working, and they probably figure
that their chances of getting a regular
h*rth with the local team were slim,
*?nd rather than to lose what they have
prefer to remain home. Ewing probably
\vill put them on the suspended 11st-
The Seals will put in about 12 days
of hard training at Boyes Springe if
■".-rather permits. Howard will work
the team in squads to get a line on the
merits of his new players. He has a
number of men on hand whom he has
T)p\pr B»*en in action, and wants to
give all of them a fair trial before dis
posing,' of any of them.
'Die Seals wQI return home one week
next Friday to engage in the first
of the series of exhibition games with
the White Sox. Games will be played
on Saturdays and Sundays with the
• hicago team. This schedule will con
tinue for four weeks.
The entire team will remain x.t Boy<?s
Springs, excepting when they are
*■ heduled to play the White Sox In this
<lty. Probably 13 or 14 will be brought
down to play the Soy.
Bwtftjg probably will join the equad
of players that leaves for Boyes today.
Th« local magnate seems to be deter
mined in hjs stand against the mem
bers of the holdout crew, and there
seems to be but little chance of these
players Joining the team just now.
Veteran Figoni Fails to
Do a Come Back
Crept decorates Fulton Figoni's
1"-ker at the Dolphin club. He couldn't
>ome back to the good old game of
handball. Bill Givlnoni. the newer
member of the organization, whose
steady success irritated the veteran into
hurling his recent challenge, took the
litter's measure to the tune of 21 to
11 and 21 to S, while the old timers
looked on. whooped it up in vain for
their fellow veteran and then "handed
H to" the invincible Givinoni for his
great exhibition-
Givinoni, in the flush of his nuccess
over veteran Figoni, now challenges
all comers. Like some new ring
« hamplons and near champions, how-
Bill's message to all aspirants is:
t a reputation first!"
Sixteen Golfers Qualify
At Ingleside
hi tiie qualifying round for the coun
cil cup at the San Francisco Golf and
Country club at Ingleside Unke on
Washington's birthday 16 qualified and
v ill meet in a first round of match play
on March 2.
They are paired as follows:
Vincent Whitney vs. S. L. Abbot; A.
S. L.illey vs. H. A. Beatty: F. 11. Beaver
vg. K. P. Melhuiah; C. D. Whyte v s . An
drew Welch; C. H. Bentley vs. B. Cor
bot; S. Hopkins vs. H. P. Moir; A. J.
Owen vs. Julian Thorne; John
vs. F. C. Parker.
(Special I'ispatrh to The Call)
VALbEJO, Fpti. 24.—As thr r««ult r>f Wron
dropping uut of the SoTauo County Athletic league
tb* SoUdo county high schools will not h»vi* it
field day thi6 year. The leagufi has been In exist
ence for 14 years and the meet was to bavc been
held at Dixon this ?prlng.
The players are, from right to left: Harry Abies, Vinnie Word, Cy Parkin, Al Cook, Rube Gardner, Ody Abbott, Ashley Pope, Gus
Hetling, Harry Olmsted, George Schirm, Bill Leard, Charley Emery, Jess Becker, Manager Carl Mitze and "Daddy ,, Rohrcr.
Paso Robles Gives 'Em a California Welcome
(Special Dispttcb ,o '?*>* Cal! >
PASO ROBL*:S, Feb. 24.—Rain forced
a postponement of the first workout
scheduled for the White Sox today. The
team, as a whole and individually, was
not sorry. The party arrived at 6 o'clock
this morning, and every member was
tired. The team was given a rousing ,
reception by the local fans. There were
carriage loads* of prominent citizens to
assist the hand, and the Chicago visit
ors were given a noisy welcome and
escorted to the hotel in Ftate. It looked
as if the whole had turned out.
Tomorrow, weather permitting, the
athletes will be given the first workout
of the year.
The White Sox party was greeted in
the morning by Pitcher Jim Scott. Ping
Bodie and Joe Berger. Berger i§ not
carrying as much ■weight as he did last
spring. His dally training during the
winter months has kept him hard as
nails, and he is evidently in earnest in
his desire to make good. Del Howard
is one of Joes biggest boosters. He says
Berger has a great pair of hands, is a
handy fielder and possesses a marvelous
After their experience at Waco, Tex.,
J. Pluvius Interferes With
Angels and Tigers in
the South
(SpoHal Dispatch Tb* Call)
MARTSVILLE, Feb. 24.—Fifteen Sen
ators reported for spring practice here
today and went through the prelimi
naries of starting the training scafon.
When Manager Harry Woherton
counted noses he found: Pitcher?, Mun
sell, Ralph Stroud, Harper and Nugent;
catchers, Cheek and Reltmyer; in
fielders, Hughie Miller, Al Heiser, Hnr
old Irelan; outfielder?, Jimmy Shinn,
Deacon Van Buren, Jimmy Lewi?, Cy
Swain and Bill Kenworthy.
Keneworthy arrived from Ohio today.
Outfielder Moran, Pitchers Jack Lively.
"Toots" Schultz and Johnny TVilliams
and Catcher Bliss arc expected tomor
row. Joe O'Rourke. F # rank Arellanes,
Pitchers Prucke and Dresqan are ex
pected within a week.
The Senators will be *>«en in action
In the first real game Sunday after
noon, with the Marysrllle team as op
No Southern Holdouts
(By Federal Wif#J*»s)
LOS ANGKIVES, Feb. 24.— Spring train
ing plans for the two L»os Angelea
baseball teams were given a temporary
setback by the heavy rains of the last
two days. Most of the men reported
at Washington park today, but had to
sit idly around the stove in the train
ing , quarters. ,
The Venice park will not be at the
disposal b'f Hogan's team for some time
yet. In the meantime the men will
work oat at Prager park.
All the men signed up by Berry and
Hogan since the close of last season
reported at the park today except four
or five, who are now on their way here.
There are no holdouts in either club.
Tossers Hard to Satisfy,
Says Cub Magnate
(Special Wspatrb to The Call)
CHICAGO, Feb. 24.—President Mur
phy Is callous to the wails that went
up from the Chicago Cubs against the
hotel accommodations at Tampa, Fla..
when the players* found they must
"double up" instead of being given a
room each and they protested.
"As I am about 1.500 miles from
Tampa, I suppose they are making me
the goat." says Murphy. "I arranged
for a bed for each player.
"Now quote me literally on the. fol
lowing: Ball players are hard men to
please. "When Comiskey took hie White
Sox to San Francisco some years ago
and ha-d his players quartered at the
Fairmont hotel Al Altrock exclaimed
on looking at the gorgeous turround
ings, 'Gee, those pictures are too swell
for a ball player.' There, you see, where
Comiskey had selected the best possible
hotel for his men with magnificent sur
roundings and food, yet even then they
found something to kick about."
last spring thil place looks good to the
When League Pennant Will Fly
BOSTON, Feb. 24.—Waivers have
been asked upon Clyde Engle, utility
infielder of the Boston Americans, one
of whose flies in the. last world's series
resulted in Hnodgrass' memorable muff
and was a. big: factor in giving Boston
the world's championship.
The pennant, emblematic of the
world's championship, it was learned
tonight, will be raised at Fenway park
June 25, with the New Tork team as
The American league championship)
flp.g will be flown first on June 3 In the
presence of the Chicago Americans.
Athletics Under Way
PHTf-AI>KL,PITIA, Feb. 24.—The Phil
adelphia American league baseball
team left here today for Rβ southern
training camp at San Antonio, Tex.
There were 26 in thp party. Several
players will be picked up in the west.
Third Baseman Baker will join the
team on March 6.
More Than Fifty Athletes
Entered for All Around
Line of Competition
The opening affair of an all around
athletic series of contests that will
cover three months will be started in
the local T. M. C. A. tonight. The
senior class of the gymnasium, num
bering more than fifty men, has en
tered the contest.
The program will consist of ret
races, 12 pound shotput, three stand
ing Jumps, running broad jump,
standing broad jump, high Jump, fence
vault, snap under the bajr, and a se
ries of basketball game*. Two events
will be contested every Tuesday and
Thursday nights for the next three
The contest will be decided on a
percentage basis, eech athlete being
given points in each event based on
performance, neatness of execution,
etc. The whole class will be divided
into three teams and the team scor
ing the largest number of points
throughout the contest will win the
championship trophy. Ten medals will
be awarded to the ten highest indi
vidual scorers in the meet
Poor Old Yankees! They
Got Seasick
NEW YORK, Feb. 24.—President Far
rell of the New York American league
club received today a cable from Man
ager Chance saying the players who
left here last Saturday for Bermuda ar
rived at Hamilton today a rough
voyage. The message added that real
training would begin tomorrow, when
all of the players are expected to be
fully recovered from sea sickness.
Chance said he expected to begin reg
ular training with his players.
Coulon Will Give a
Nice Bit to Charity
(Special Dlepateh to The Cell)
CHICAGO, Feb. 24v—Johnny J
Coulon. bantam weight champion, .
says be will soon be ready to ■
diem articles for a match with '
Kid UUJlanm and claim the 9500 '
'which Sam Harris, manager of '
WilllnnM. promised to alve to .
charity the day the paper* we ■
aliened. Conlon says he will gixr '
the money to the working; boy* , '
home, Jackfinn boulevard aad '
Center avenue. Coolon Js a friend i
of Fathers Leahy and Qulllc of !
the boys' home and thinks 9500 '
would help care for the boys off '
the street.
Stanford Oxonian
Wins Jump Event
OXFORD, Ens.. Feb. 24.—1n
the Oxford varsity sports today
Will A. Zieglcr, Rhodes scholar
from lowa, iron the hammer
throw, the distance being 140
fret S Inches. H. R. 9tolz, Rbod>«
scholar from Stanford university,
won the broad jump, with 21
feet 4 1 2 Inches.
■• ' ' ♦-
Now once again
The baseball bee
So merrilee
Begins.to buzz.
And this when
(It seems to me)
We want to see
How each Seal does.
# * *
All of which is the reason why $»
small army of war correspondent a
from San Francisco's dallies struck
out this morning for a week or so at
Boyes eprlngs.
The White Sox lit In Oakland
And stuck around all day,
Jitrt. knowing San Francisco
Was Just across the hay.
Bat when the shades of night fell
A few Socks looked us up—
Discovered we'd hotels here, too,
And lingered here to sup.
Now; what d'ye think o' that? You
gotta hand it to those Oakland fans
and hotel men, though. They were
little Johnny on the Spot from the time
the mogul engine pulling THAT special
tooted for Richmond, and they kept
those Sox so full of Oakland all day
they didn't have time to remember such
a town as San Francisco •was on the
* * #
Can an athlete come back" Ask Jim
Jeffries. Bat Kelson—and Fulton Figoni
of the Dolphins.
* «• #
Veterans sometimes llrk youngsters,
however. The juniors found that out
down at Hills-borough Sunday.
* # *
It's a Joy, to read the press dispatches
from the south on the topic of tennis
if you're a San Franciscan. All the
real battles were between our own
stars. The southrons didn't have a
look in.
* # *
Ife * hard ratn that'll discourage a
Shell Mound rifle fiend.
* • •
Ton can talk about your rabid Phila
delphia baseball fans, but San Fran
cisco has the one prize, dyed-in-the
wool, 3€5-day-a-year devotee and
booster of the national sport in Louie
Lowenberg.- Louie salts down enoug.i
to eat on and spends the rest promoting
basebaU. He got behind that benefit
game for Claire Patterson, and the re
sult , was $1,500 for the dying Oakland
boy down in the desert.
Methinks there it trouble a-brewtng
For that pugnacious mogul, Cal Ewinf.
The blow that Cal struck
May cost many a buck
Ere its object's entirely through stewing.
* * *. .
Help! the racing bug is loose again
in Giddy Gotham! And Augie Bel
mont and the Sooprcmc Court are be
hind the deal this time.
Xow arises a red blooded minister of
the gospel in the Windy City and
champions the boxing game. His fathf-r
and brother boxed, so why should lie
vote for a resolution condemning the
manly sport? Bravo, Rev. Mr. Bruncr:
You are no hothouse plant:
WASHINGTON, Feb. 24.—The sixth wcfVs
competition among military schools for the United
States shooting championship show* Wont worth
Military Academy of Lexington, Mo., still lead
ing the league of tbe western schools and Bor
dentown. N. X, Military institute and Selnt
John's school of Manllus, N- V-, tied for first
place among tbe western sehtx>le. The results of
the week's match follow: St. John* of Pelafield.
Wls., 906: Culw of Indiana. 8S1; Harvard
Military, Los Angeles, 853: Missouri Military,
81S; Wentworfh Military, 894: Kemper, Boone-
Tllle, Mα.. 848; BordentowD, N. J.. S.SO; R*d
dolpb Military, MorrlstowD. N. . J., <>S7: St.
John's. Manlius, N. V., f*>4: Xazeretb Hall.
Nazareth. Pa., t>00; New York MilitarT. BSS. wn
from Glrard college, Philadelphia, by default;
New Mexico Military, 844, won from Miami Mili
tary academy by default
Jim Coffroth Would Put 'Em On Again—But
If Ad Wolgast and Tommy Murphy
will only give Promoter Jim Coffroth a
chance to make a little money the fans
of this vicinity are likely to see the
sterling: lightweights In action again
some time during the early part of
The local promoter is anxious to stage
the pair again, the fighters express a
desire to clash again and the followers
of the game are just crazy to see them.
However, the boxers are not philan
thropists—in facet, they are very keen,
commercially—probably too keen to suit
Coffroth. They have made terms which,
Coffroth figures, would not allow him
to make enough to buy a bottle of sizz
Wolgast has two strong , points—he is
* great fighter and he wants to be well
paid for performing. He has an astute
manager in Tom Jones, who does not
care at all for ciphers. Tom deals iv
figures as carelessly as a bunTco nian
deals in conversation.
Murphy and his manager, Jim Buck
ley, must be given credit for being fair
and allowing , the other fellow to make
a dollar, too. However, Buckley oan
not understand why Wolgast should
get two and Murphy one when the re
ceipts are counted, as was the case in
thetr last battle.
McMahon Brothers Sign the
Pair for Return Match
April 9
(Sp«-iAj Dlspetch to Tbc Call)
NEW YORK. Feb. 24>—Joe Rivers,
who stopped Knockout Brown in 10
rounds at Vernon, CaL. Saturday aft
ernoon, is going to fight in this city
again In the near future. Hβ has been
signed up by the McMaUon brothers
to meet Leach Cross'ln a return battle
of 10 rounds at the St. Nicholas Ath
letic club on April 0. Joe Levy, man
ager of Rivers, accepted the match to
day after liKs tTras of $5,f>00 had b*en
agreed to by the McMahons. Rivera
and Levy will leave Los Angeles for
New York in three weeks.
Al MeOloskey, western heavy weigh"
who trained Al Palzer for his fight
with Luther MeCej-ty at Vernon, CaJL, is
back in town from the coast. Hβ hae
been signed up to meet Jack Alton, the
New England heavy wefgtit, in one of
the two 10 round bouts in the Forty
fourth Street Sporting club on Thurs
day night.
$n the main go Arthur Pelky Trill
tackle Fred MoKay. The latter has
won five bouts in succession.
Jennings Abuses Tigers,
Says Davy Jones
DETROIT, Feb. 24.—Davy Jones,, the
outfielder recently sold by the Tigers to
the White Sox, says that the reason the
local club didn't make a better show
ing last season was because the men
didn't do their best for Manager Jen
nings, who, he says, abuses them dread
"That is the whole secret r>l the
Tigers' rank failure last year,," says
Jones, "and that will be the cause of
a worse showing next season. They
will be extremely lucky to finish higher
than seventh, because the players, with
the exception of Cobb, all hate Jen
nings and won't do their best for him.
N<?w York will beat them out, sure.
"I was sold because I had informed
President Navln I never would play
under Jennings again, and was in posi
tion to back up my resolve. I already
have an option on another drug store.
Sam Crawford and half a dozen other
Tigers have told Mr. Navin the same
thing. That is the secret of Sam's hold
out. He is in a position to back up his
demand as well as I. but I don't think
the others are. and I suppose they will
have to cave In."
PORTLAND, Feb. 2C—Tbe Northwestern,
league is to liave an official statistician during
the 1013 season. President Fielder A. Jones »p«
pointing J. Newton ColT»«r. spotting editor of the
Ppifkcsman Reriow. Spokane, to this oflW. Col
der hae had a statistical service for a number of
years, but hereafter instead of being unofficial
the figures will bear the "0. K." of Fielder
Buckley contends that Murphy show
ed himself to be as good as, and to
many minds a little better than, Wol-
Kast last Sunday afternoon, and be
lieves that Tommy should share
equally with Wolgast if they meet
again; or, if Wolgast cares to gamble,
Murphy would be willing to battle on
a "winner or looser" basis.
Managers Buckley and Jones talked
with Coffroth yesterday and stated
their terms for a return battle. After
counting up what both wanted, Coff
roth concluded that he would owe him
self money if he gave them what they
The-local promoter is etlll confident
that he will land the pair. lie figures
that they will g<»t down to reason and
agree to his terms.
Jones left last night for L.os Angeles
in company with Jack Liester, the
northwestern heavy weight, for whom
he ly>pes to get a fight in the 'south.
Wolgrast will remain In this city for a
few days.
Buckley and Murphy are scheduled
to leave for New York tomorrow.
Buckley wants to get back to the big
town in time to second Gunboat Smith
in his fight with Bombardier W T ells.
The date of that battle has been
changed again. It will be staged on
March 14. instead of March 17.
The latest arrival In the fight col
ony is Jimmy Howard, an eastern mid
dle weight, who is here -with his man
ager. Johnny Manahan. Howard has
quite a record among- the 158 pound
ers, having: clashed with Frank Claus.
Jack Dillon and other top notchers ,jn
the lightweight class. Howard it}
anxious for action and Is not particular
who hia opponent m!ght be. Hβ Is
willing , to step into the four round
game or would, travel the Marathon
route of 20 rountf?.
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Still Some Holdouts, But 20
Tossers Show Up for
Training at Seat
of War
(Special Dispetrh to The Call)
LJVERMORE, Feb. 24.— The ehajn
plon Oaks are on the job at Livermore,
20 strong:. The boys arrived this
morning at 11 o"clock and lost no time
in climbing Into their uniforms. Headed
by Manager Carl Mitz. the champs in
vaded the ball yard and spent the aft
ernoon tossing the pill around. It was
only a light, workont and the strenuous
stuff will not be attempted for several
days yet.
There are some holdouts among the
Oaks. Tyler Christian, Bill Malarkey
and Jack Killllay are still dissatisfied
with the terms of their contracts. Het
ling is in Oakland and Manager Mitz*
expects to have him in the fold in a
few days. Malarkey Iβ supposed to b*
on his way here, having written two
weeks ago that he was coming. KllH
lay \s in Los Angeles and is expected
in Oakland Wednesday, where he will
have a talk with President Leavitt on
the salary question.
Elmer Zacher is satisfied with hi«
contract and will report this week. H»
is In New York, where his father died
John Tiedemann wants to plar bill.
but his prospective wife won't let him.
She is expected to relent-
The following: Oaks are on the Job:
Olmsted. Pope, Perkins, Abies, Greg
ory, Mltze. Roher. Hust, Ness, I<eard,
Cook, Guest, Hetllngr, "Ward. Gardner,
Wells. Abbott, Schirm, Emery, Becker,
Abies and Gardner arrived Sunday
via the southern route and met th%
boys at the train today. Abies Is 1n
grand condition and looks for a- great
Bert Coy straightened ont hie diffi
culties with the management today and
arrived at the camp late tonight- Bert
was numbered among: the holdouts un
til late In the day. HJs arrival warn a
glad surprise to Manager Mltze.
Columbia Will Permit
Football Again
Football is to be revived at Colombia
—ray, ray and a couple of hundred
Yep, the blue and white is goiner to
tear things up on the gridiron once
more, either next season or in 1314.
This wonderful change has been ac
complished by convincing Dr. Nicho
las Murray Butler that football can
again be played safely and success
fully at Columbia under the new rules.
The great record made by last season
football playing was a big factor in
causing Doctor Butler to change his
stand regarding Columbia's playing the
The absence of a single fataltty on
the gridiron last year convinced Doc
tor Butler that the roughness and bru
tality in football, which caused it*
death at Columbia, had been eliminated
and that the strenuous sport played
under the modified rules wasn't so
dangerous after all. F<">, after an ab
sence of eight years, it 1s extremely
likely that the blue and white will be
represented on the gridiron next sea
son, if a schedule can be framed up In
time, or in 1914. at the latest. Now,
let the cheering squads get busy.
Solons Will Give $150 for
Claire Patterson
OAKLAND. Feb. 24. —Word was re
ceived today by Carl Mitze, manager of
the Oaks, from Harry Wolverton, man
ager of the Senators, that the Sacra
mento club would donate $150 to the
fund that is being raised for Claire
Patterson. L.ike amounts are promised
by the Oake and Seals, and the totnl.
with the receipts from yesterday's
games, will be approximately $750.

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