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ONE of the most perplexing lhlc;t la the boxing: same," sajs Abe Attcll,
Is the manner In which you nmke your friends yonr cncmlCN, and yon
enemies jour friend. Catch me? 'Yo? AT ell, I'll elucidate. Te tiIU
kuiiosc that you are a fighter iho draws big houses and gets the bis monej.
lou are on the best of term TIth isonie other boxer, who, though a good
man, hasn't been lucky In gettlne the cash. If you are offered n choice oi
adversaries, and hi name is mentioned, you vrill naturally pick him, won't
you? lou Tnnt your friend to get the reward of honest toll. To make sure
that your friend gets his share, you f Isht him. That makes him since yo'i
arc fighting him jour enem, doesH't It? Acvertheless, though he is your
enemy In the rinsv and will do his Iest 'to bust your countenance for (he
xaUe of the uinnpr'n cad, he 1m grateful to jou for the chance you ha-c
thrown his way. He is your friend, yet he Is jour enemj, yet he Is still
your friend as ever.
"jrain, let vr suppose, yon hare n personal enemy, whom you hate. His
name is mentioned among the candidates offered for a battle with you. As
you hate him. It might naturally be fcupposed that yon would clamor to take
him right on, and wallop him plenty.ftot so, not so. Hosing Is a business.
It Is not a game of revenge or rioting. It Is business, and In business, no
matter what that bnslness may be, jou strive to help your friends and hurt
yonr enemies. You might hurt yoiir enemy's face if you got him in the ring hut
you would help his pockctbook far more than you would hurt his face.
Therefore, you would steadfastly refuse to meet your enemy In the rlnc al
leging that you dislike him so much that you decline, to give him a chance
for mnney-Biakins;.
"If you refuse to fight your enemy, he cannot be clnssed as an enemy,
can he? If he Is neither an enemy nor n stranger, he must be your friend.
Therefore, son have made a friend of an enemy, but that friend will be a
worse enemy than cier when he learns that you won't let him make any
money by being yoHr enemy inside the ropes.
-t urious complications, aren't the ? The best proof that boxing is not a
brutal sport, wherein enemies seek to batter each other, Is shown by these
facts. Just the same. So fighter will give an eacmy the chance to make
money by fighting him, and few of them will refuse to thump their friends
In v strictly business fashion for the coin. Anytime you see a 'grudge
fight advertised, keep away from it. It's a fake or a hit of cheap presswork
for a bum show. Grudge fights arc f ought on the street or In an alley.
There are no grudge fights In the pugilistic game. ,
'Packey TIcFarlnnd and IJattling kelson disagreed. TT hlle Nelson was
on top he refused McFarland n fight because he didn't like him. Now that
"HcFarland is the boss, he refuses Nelson a scrap because he dislikes Mm.
TIcFarland has often refused to box Jack nritton, simply because he does
not like hira personal! . If SIcFarland nnd Ilritton were to shake 'hand,
forget their differences, and have dloner toe-ether, they'd ngree to fight eacli
oth-r Inside of no time, and no matter hon hard they might belabor each
other, every blew would be given with truest friendship and no hard feel
ings. "V strange business, Isn't It? V business where you are always glad to
fight your friends, but where you cannot be coaxed to fight your enemies.
cy-s Smith to Jones: 'Yon are a big stiff, and I can lick jou.' Says Jones to
Smith: 'Just for that crack I won't give you the chance to fight mc.' Says
Brown to Jones: ' ou are a grand old pal. and I think the world of you.'
Says Jones to Brown: 'Just for your decent speech "ve will fight next Mon
day, and I hope there'll be n big jam at the door.' Can you beat such situa
tions? Fanny game, Isn't Itf
Archer, of Cubs, Is Greatest Backstop
Chicago Catcher Balances on His Heels and Takes the Speediest Shoots Without
Rocking an Inch Trick Has Made Him Idol of League.
CHICAGO, Hi, Dec 20 There may
be better catchers in the profes
sion than Jimmy Archer, of Chi
cago, but there are no such backstops.
Thf re s a slight distinction between the
two classes. Catcher involves the
rr ader sense of that special type of
cthletes that wears the mask, wind pad
.-"i mit. A catcher's value Is reckoned
r 1 tie to his team worth, taking In
1 s offensive as well as his defensive
ability Backstop enly implies the de
fensH e issue the -work of handling
-it'htr crossing batsmen and keeping
runners glued to the sacks.
V ntiefore at least that portion of
enthutastis -who reside around the me
tropolis general fandom will tell you,
perhaps, that chief Meyers, of the
oiants is the best catcher in the Na
tional league. The statement is made
keeping in mind Meyer's all-around
utilitj principally his deadly hitting
eye for no major league mask nan
pummels the pill as does the mission
aborigine. But purely as a backstop,
there is no man before the public who
ran hold a candle to the Cub stalwart.
From a defensive standpoint, he is as
s jperior to Meyers as "Meyers Is superior
to Jimmy offensively.
Tou have often heard a catcher's
highest form of flattery toward his pet
bcttery mate. "Say, Bo," says he, T
rouN catch that guy sitting in a rock
ing chair" Archer has never been
known to make such a boast. But every
a complete
widths and
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and $4.00 values. We will specialize in only one
line and give the
shoe values in El Paso.
Anv Shoe
jms: ,szi
the Ringside
game he works he handles his pitcher
to the height of perfection. He doesn't
sit in a rocking chair. But he sits on
his heels And while crouched on the
rear view of his pedals he can throw
just about twce as accurately and
twice as speedily as any other man set
firmly on his feet for a peg.
Takes 'Em Balanced on Heels.
Jimmy Archer behind the bat is the
personification of athletic grace. It Is
worth the price of admission alone to
see him work. Fully three-quarters of
the time he squats on his heels firm as
a deep-seated rock. He is a well knit
fellow, muscled like a Greek runner,
but far from giant proportions Yet
while balanced on the backs of his
shoes he can take the speediest shoots
of Ed Reulbach without rocking an
inch, and Reulbach, when pushing them
over. Is renowned for terrific speed.-
Every time Hughie Jennings sees
Archer's name In print he has a con
vulsion. For the tow-headed leader of
the Tigers "canned" Archer for just
these virtues which have made him an
idol in the National league. Hughie
couldn't see Jimmy's specialty of squat
ting with a spyglass It didn't appeal
to him as baseball ethics. He tried to
make Archer change his style. The
catcher refused to be coached. So he
was benched for a long time, and really
with Detroit never had a chance to
prove his worth. He was forced to sit
day after day and watch a lot of sec
ond-raters .that he knew were inferior 1
to him get all the limelight.
a -
Y we will be open for
line of Men's Shoes. All shapes,
leathers, guaranteed to be $3.50
people of El Paso the bissest
in the
108 San Antonio Street
Perseverance Puts McCarty In Front Rank
Trainer O'Connell Is Wot So Sure What Will Happen When the New "White
Hope" Meets Al Palzer.
BUI O'Connell, a highly respected
. trainer of Chicago, (if there is any such
I thing;, is the Christopher Columbus of
Luther McCarty. the "white hope." who
! requested Jim Flynn'to stop in the 16lh
round at Los Angeles. To impress the
urgency of the request, McCarty bat
tered Flynn around quite some. Then
Jeems stopped.
Now Bill says: "B'gura, who'd ever
thought McCarty would- eer become a
fighter. Why. when he first popped up
around here (meaning Chicago) he was
so orful that I ordered the doortendef
of my gjm to toss him downstairs if
he didn't take the hint to sneak.
"It didn't make any difference how
many times the doorkeeper begged Lu
ther to fade, the big fellow kept hang
ing around and wore us out, so that
we had to let him In and dig up a man
ager for him.
"You know a fighter, no matter how
bad he is. requires a manager. They
are as necessary as flies in summer.
"Wall, anjhow, Luther kept up that
perseverance, or whatever you call it,
and soon learned how to box. I expect
him to become the world's champion.
Don't forget that perseverance. That'a
v hat made him what he Is "
So all one has to do to get a rep is to
have perseverance, beat some rival and
then dig up a Bill O'Connell to tell the
world the first chapter of your pugil
istic career.
Of course, when Luther faces Al Pal
zer it may be different. Palzer is
Players Prefer the Fallaway Slide
Heaa First Slide Is Considered ithe Most Dangerous of All Ways of Going Into
a Sack.
EXPERIENCE has shown and base
ball men in all the leagues are
gradually coming to learn, that
there ought to be just one best way of
sliding to bases that being the falla
way slide. The best base stealers of
both leagues are those who are artists
in this method of "hitting the dirt,"
and indications point to the fact that
before many seasons are past knowl
edge of the fallaway will be universal
in the big leagues And when It' is the
reoords of the best 10 base stealers
should be greatly Increased.
There will always be men in all or
ganizations who, having acquired one
particular method of getting bases,
will still retain that method despite
the fact that the fallaway is rapidly
becoming used by the majority of lead
ing base runners.
There are some men who have learned
how to slide one way, and having ar
rived at a degree of perfection in that
Siftings From
-j DDIE M. WARNER, the young'
W southpaw pitcher, who was tried
"- out by the Pittsburg Pirates last
season, has been secured by the Colum
bus American association club. Efforts
are being made by the Louisville club
to land outfielder Eddington, of the
Columbus club.
Ty Cobb has declared that the re
ports that he would be a holdout next
season are false. Cobb says that he
will be back with the Detroit team In
96- 3C-
Kid Williams, of Baltimore, and
Charlie Goldman, of New Tork, have
been signed up for a 10-round bout at
isew iqrk city on Iew xearsaay. They
have agreed to make 118 pounds ring
side weight
Billy Papke. the American mlddle-
business with
great on that "perseverance" stunt and
may make Bill regret he told the story.
Dan McKetrick lost two sawbones
placing casino with" Scotty Monteith
at the 44th street club, and immedi
ately called off the bout between John
ny Dundee and Morgan. Scotty man
ages Dundee, so McKetrick got even.
'TIs a crool world, Dan'L
Young Jack O'Brien, the real sensa
tion of the ring, struck his 18th birth
day in Fhiladelohia. Thus does truth
strike the rumor that people don't lle
in the Quaker City.
To celebrate the auspicious occasion
the youngster was giien a great birth
day party. A. J. Drexel Biddle was the
toastmaster After A. J. told young
Jack's history, the life of William Penn
and who cracked the Liberty bell, all
hands fell on the eats
The brother of Philadelphia Jawn
fought 42 battles in the last year and
was always there when the bell rang.
Within that period he earned ?25.000.
which Jawn says Is "an unparalleled
feat in the history of Fistiana." With
tears streaming down his furrowed
cheeks. Jawn held the crowd speech
less yea, breathless by his vivid de
scription of his brother's great battles.
Even the guest of honor was amazed
when he realized how he fought.
"After upsetting all the old, cherished
traditions," sobbed Jawn, "my brother.
Young Jack, becomes and must at the
present time be recognized as the 'New
Era in Fistlcuffian."
That brought the party to an end.
respect care to learn no other, and,
indeed, need not learn any other, being
masters in their own Individual style.
The head first slide is reckoned by.
most ball players to be the most dan
gerous of all ways of going Into a
bag. One using this method must, of
necessity, close his eyes, or get them
full of dirt: consequently if the ball
is fumbled, and rolls away, it takes the
man employing this manner of getting
a bag precious seconds at times to
Set his bearings before he can go on.
Again, the danger of spiking the base
man is absolutely eradicated to the
no mean satisfaction of the man guard
ing the base It is true, of course,
that the majority of inflelders In the
excitement of the slide, do not fear the
danger of getting cut, but nevertheless,
if a man in charge of any bag knows
that his opponent is coming toward him
head first, obviously this fact is going
to cause him to increase his efforts at
tagging the runner with most security.
the Sport Sieve
weight now returning to this country
from France, has been signed up to
meet Frank Klaus, of Pittsburg, at
Paris on March 5. Klaus is now in
Charles McCoy, a bush league spitball
pitcher, has been signed up by manager
Holland, of the St. Joseph Western
league club.
Eddie Morgan, the English feather
weight, now in this country, has been
matched to box Digger Stanley, the
British champion, at London on Febru
ary 7. The English featherweight hon
ors are at stake and the -winner has
been promised a bout with Johnny Kil
bane. Jack Brltton. claimant for 135-pound
honors easily outpointed Frankie Nel
son, of New York, in a 10-round bout at
New York city. Brltton toyed with Nel
son and could have scored a knockout
at any time in the battle.
A maximum salary limit of $300 a
month was adopted by the Southern
league officials in their annual meet
ing. This action came, as a compromise
between those contending for a $400
limit and those desiring a limit of $250.
Scout Mike Kahoe, of the Washing
ton club, is confident that Ray Allen,
the outfielder he secured from the
Sharon, Pa., club, is going to attract
attention to that town before the next
season is very much under way. Allen,
who is a mere boy, is, according to Ka
hoe, the best looking youngster he has
seen in many years' experience.
Manager Connie Mack of the Athlet
ics, has signed Robert L. Stevenson, a
pitcher, who played on the freshman
team of the University of Minnesota
last year.
Besides the American and National
Baseball leagues, there are 47 leagues,
in the United States and Canada, all
operating under the same agreement,
embracing 323 cities.
Cy Seymour, once of the Giants, who
played with the Newark Indians last
season, has been sold to the Los An
geles club of the Pacific coast league.
Teddy Murphy, manager of Gus
Christie, has signed a return match
between Christie and Jack Dillon, at
Indianapolis on New Year's day. The
weight agreed upon Is 158 pounds at
New York, N. Y., Dec. 20. Johnny
Dundee, the local featherweight who
Is matched to meet Johnny Kilbane.
the champion for the title in Los An
geles in April, outpointed Eddie Mor
gan of England last night In a 10
round bout here.
Morgan surprised his followers In
the six rounds, but Dundee outlasted
Chicago, I1L, Dec 20. If waivers
can be obtained on players Grover
Lauderrailk and Harry Chapman by
the Cincinnati Nationals, they -will be
traded to LouiSTille for Mordecal
Brown, according to a rumor in sport
ing circles Brown has been offered
a position on the umpiring staff of
the American league, it is said.
Chicago, 111 , Dec 20. President
Johnson of the American league has
announced the disposition of players
as follows:
Released by Washington to Sacra
mento. William Kenworthy and Mo
ran; by Philadelphia to Los Angeles,
Maggert, Fahey and Crabb: to Seattle,
H. Barry and Alva Gipe; to Spokane.
S. Covaleskie By Los Angeles to
Philadelphia. Daley.
Yenrllngs at Auction.
The entire crop of - earlings the prop
erty of TV J Grist Valley Falls, Kas,
will sold at au tion in the paddocK.
cf tin J ckci Club Jjarez, Saturday,
Dc- nbtr 21, at 1 p m.
Martin For Infnntrj Scores On Ovcr-
shouliler Throws Clectrlc Stars
"Win From High School.
Company H, of the 22d infantry, had
things about its own way in the City
league basketball game with the Cac
tus club Thursday night at the Y. M
C A, the score being 56 to 31. At the
start of the game the score was fre
quently tied but that was only for a
short time, then the soldiers ran away
with almost everything in sight. Their
pass work was exceptionally pretty
and the game was very clean through
out, only a small number of fouls be
ing called Martin, an infantry for
ward, was responsible for 10 baskets.
He plajed in excellent form, caging
balls from every part of the filed, and
using many one-handed overshouldar
shots. Downing made eight of the in
fantry baskets and the balance of the
scoring was divided between the other
members of the team. Erlckson, the
tall center of the infantry, so com
pletely outjumped the opposing center
that after a few fruitless efforts he
ceased to jump at all.
For the Cactus club. Bobble Hoover
played a good game making eight
baskets and one free throw. He man
aged to give the slip to his cover.
Snyder, the center, made three field
goals and a free throw. The score at
the close of the first half was 28
to 13. The Cactus rallied in the sec
ond half for a while, but did not hold
the advantage long. Playing on the
teams were Company H, Martin, Mc
Eachln. Buff, forwards; Erlckson, cen
ter; Downing, Rasmussen, Duerr,
guards Cactus club. Hoover, Robin
son, forwards; Snyder, center; Ross
and Hall, guards.
Stnrs Defeat High Cchooi.
The second game was won by the
Electric Stars over the High School.
Score, 43 to 23. The first half -was
closely contested, the score standing
15 to 19, but the Stars romped ail over
the High school youngsters In the
second. The High school was handi
capped In having to play -without its
regular forwards, Kilburn and Louis
Robinson. Ross Hill was the shooter
for the "Hi," throwing all but one of
the baskets made. The scoring was
rather well divided among the Stars
with Will Viner getting the biggest
number, nine field goals and four
free throws. Those in the lineup
were: Electric Stars, H. "Viner, W.
Viner, forwards; H Wilcox, center,
O'Brien, Alberts, guards. High school,
S. Shea, W. Race, forwards; Ros
Hill, center: Walker. Mee, guards.
Frank Scotten refereed both games.
For Saturday night's double header
at the "Y," company H will play the
High school, and the Y. M. C A. team
will meet the N. M. A. & M. team.
The games will begin at 8 oclock.
Country Club Players Will Play
Through Until the Tournament Is
Finished The Rules.
The annual Christmas golf handicap
tournament will commence Saturday,
for two prizes, one prize for the run
nerup and one prize for the winner.
Play will continue at the convenience
of the players and when a man is de
feated he Is "down and out" and the
winner goes on Into the next bracket.
The following will take part in the
tournament with their handicaps and
C. H. Leavell... 2
Tom Newman . 4
G. C. Wines ... 8
W. E. Race S
P. J. Edwards.. 3
E. E. Neff S
W. F. Payne... 9
H. E. Christie.. 15
W. H. F. Judd..l8
Waters Davis . 5
J. H. Holland.. 12
B. V. Sumner.. 0
W. H. Shelton.-ll
W. K. Ramsey. 10
H. B. Harding.. 10
W. L. Gaines... 11
F. B. Alexander 12
Capt- Hart . .18
Her'n Andreas .18
W. W. Petlcolas 8
Dr. H. H. Stark. 18
H. S. Potter ...10
D. H. Scriven...l8
W. L. Tooley...l5
G P. Senett... S
W. A. Townsend 14
Joe Wright ... 5
A. L. Hawley. . .17
J. C. Wilmarth 2
C R. Loomis ..IS
A. TV- uouck
W. V. Sterling. 5
The Dlavers are expected to tele
phone their respective opponents and
arrange for their own play. The han
dicap is based on the handicap rules
on the back of each score card.
All play will be IS holes match play.
Pittsburg, Pa.. Dec. 19 Kodji Ya
mada defeated Ora Morningstar at 18.2
balkline billiards. 400 to 207. This is
the second time this week the Japanese
player has defeated Morningstar. who
Is the world's champion at 1S.1 bil
liards. Morningstar, Yamada and George
Slosson are playing for a purse of
$1000. The tournament closes Saturday
night Yamada's average was 26 2-3;
Morningstar's, 14 11-14. The game went
15 Innings.
Will Buy Finest Made -To -Your - Measure
Everyone says so and it's true. "We have the tailors we have the fabrics-
A Regular $25 to $35
Suit or Overcoat Made
To Your Measure for
The famous 'Dundee"
S stem is wideli Imitated
We have no connection with any
store in this city and therefore
you to come to the right place.
The World's Original and Larg
est 15.00 Union Tailors.
Branch Stores in All Principal
Cities of the United States.
If you lire out of town, vrrfte
for self measuring blanks
and samples.
319 SAN ANTONIO STREET, Opposite Stanton
Chance Will Have Free Hand With Yanks
Former Managers of New York Americans Say Owners Do Not Interfere With
Managerial End Gossip About Big League Players.
NEW YORK. N. Y., Dec 20. Dur
ing Harry Wolverton's leader
ship of the Yankees, Frank
Karrell never interfered with the luck
less manager in any way; that policy
obtained during the time George
Stallings was at the head of the
club, according to Stallings him
self, and Hal Chase was also permitted
a free hand on the managerial end.
Franck Chance will have the same
full control when he takes charge at
the Hilltop, and responsibility for the
showing of the club will therefore rest
with Chance alone. It has been a
popular impression in some quarters
that the Yank ownership handicaped
every manager by interfering in the
playing end of the club, and the dec
laration of Stallings is especially in
teresting, in view of the fact that it
is wholly gratuitous.
"Farrell. or no one else connected
with the business office ever Inter
fered with me In the slightest degree,"
said the man who now heads the Bos
ton Pilgrims. "I never had any com
plaint then or now on that score."
Chance would probably never stand
for interference anyhow; but the ex
perience of his predecessors in that re
spect, at least, should be reassuring
to him.
You've got to hand It to Charley Eb
bets. He spends more money acci
dentally thrtn any of those other mag
nates do intentionally.
"Manager McGraw will have full
control over the players and the play
ing end," confides the new manage
ment of the Giants. Or else It might
have added, there won't be any man
ager McGraw.
On the face of the returns. Garry
Herrmann has shaded Murphy in the
deal which takes Joe Tinker to Cin
cinnati as manager of the Reds, and
brings Frank Chance to the New York
Americans. Mike Mitchell is the best
ballplayer Murphy gets out of the
batch traded to him by Herrmann, and
Mike has reached a stage where he
will not improve.
Phelan, a third baseman. Is a prom
ising youngster, but Murphy did not
need a third sacker. He may be able
Claim Giant. Pitcher Throws Rising Cnrre
Schupp Puts Terrific Speed Behind Ball and Still Keeps "Hop" On It Gossip
About Big league Players.
NEW YORK, N. Y., Dec 20.-r-Ferd
that's a name Schupp (which Is
also a tag--llne), Ferd Schupp is
a new left-handed pitcher who was dug
up for MeGrarw last season out of the
Wisconsin-Illinois league, is said to
have solved the problem which has been
studied by pitchers for 50 years how
to throw a rising curve.
Marquard and other pitchers have a
fast ball with a "hop?" and Joe McGIn
nity used to start a ball along the
ground that seemed to swoop upward,
but this Schupp party is said to have
a real rising curve a curve that
changes from a straight ball to a per
ceptible arc upward. '
It has always been possible to throw
this curve -with an indoor baseball, or
even with an- outdoor or regulation
baseball, gripped in the same way a3
the indoor pitcher grips the ball, but
an outdoor ball thrown that way -will
rarely travel over 40 feet, and without
any .speed,
Schupp Ferd Schupp has so mas
tered the ball. It is alleged, that he can
put a terrific amount of smoke behind
It and. Mill keep the rising curve.
Johnny Evers tried to trade Stallings
out of the two best pitchers the Boston
Nationals have Hub Perdue, famed as
the Gallatin Squash, and George Tyler,
the crossfire king. Stallings could
negotiate a pretty fair deal -with any
other club in the league with those
tyo as the basis. Even McGraw has
been coveting Tyler for some time.
Stallings might be induced to listen to a
deal for Perdue, but not for Tyler.
And now Chicago is trying to steal
Clark Griffith's stuff by calling John
ny Ever's club the "Crabs."
Nap Rucker may be the best left
handed pitcher In the -world, but Bees-
ideas you don't see
that's why the "dressy" fellows
come here. It isn't so much what
you pay it's what you get for
what you pay that counts; and
that's where we score heavily.
Made by Tailors of National
Never Equalled, Never Will Be
"We make up hundreds and hun
dreds of suite, so that you prac
tically see an entire new stock of
woolens every week.
jSW 'SP j;.
to use Phelan in the field. 'Kinsely
would have been turned back to the
minor club whence he eame by Herr
mann, as he was not regarded as
worth the amount still due on him
Bert Humphreys, who was formerly
with Philadelphia, has never displayed
any remarkable form.
As for Herrman's end, he gets a
shortstop who, regardless of his abil
ity as a manager, should have at least
another year of more baseball value in
him than any one of the bunch Garry
traded. Corrldon's worth is proble
matical, but he never impressed many
local fans as worth the fuss made over
Chapman, the Topeka catcher, who
goes to the Rede, is said to be an un
usually promising youngster, whi'e
Grover Loudermllk, the elongated
pitcher, may now be ready for big
league service. Grover was with Bres
nahan at St. Louis for some time, but
Roger couldn't get much out of him.
He did well at Louisville, however.
Only time can tell which club really
benefited by the deal, of course, but
at first glance it would seem that the
Reds have the best of it.
It is manifestly one of the by-laws
of the Baseball Players' Fraternity
that no member shall think in sums of
less than five figures during the win
ter. Speaking of the erstwhile Duke of
Stf Loo, he will veiy likely be working
for Pittsburg as a private In the ranks,
if he work3 for anybody next season.
It is said that Barney Dreyfuss has
offered Bresnahan a salary of $10,000,
and, if It isn't the same kind of money
that Dreyfuss paid for O'Toole, this is
a better offer than any other club in
the league could make
In comparing himself to George Co
han and Louie Mann, the Marquis of
Marquar seriously affronts two old
friends, De Wolf Hopper and Willie
Collier, both hard working baseball
fans who cannot understand -why
their names were not mentioned by the
great south hander.
On and after February 29, 1913, yon
may addrass Richard W. Marquara.
ball player, in care of the 'Arlington
hotel, Marlin, Tex.
hard de Marquis de Marquar shades
him on press agents.
Frank Chance -will find a better
foundation for a hall team in New
York than Clark Griffith found In
Washington last season, although, of
course, it would be too mueh to, expect
Chance to duplicate the Griffith feat.
Those things happen, abeut once in a
decade. Barring the misfortune which
pursued Harry WoJverton all last year
it is a pretty safe bet that Chance will
pull well out of eighth place
Griff had the woaderful Walter
Johnson as part of his legacy, of course
but Chance will find the greatest first
baseman in the world; at least four
pitchers away above the average, one
first class catcher, and one promising
recruit, one great slugging outfielder
and a pair of fine prospects along with
a big bunch of pitching and infield re
cruits of more than ordinary promise.
Frank Chance's job is by no means a
discouraging one for a Frank Chance.
This new interchangeable transfer
system on both players and ball yards
which Is being adopted by the big
leagues indicates that the magnates
are gradually getting Mr. A. Fan In,
bet-ween them.
New York. N. Y, Dec 20. Zbvszko,
the Polish wrestler. Has arrived hero
for another tour of America. H3
first match will be -wtth Charles Cut
ler, of Chicago, at Boston on Christ
mas day. He is booked, for several
matches but says he will cancel any or
all of his engagements at any time
Frank Gotch shows a willingness tx
meet him for the heavyweight cham-'
plonship of the world.
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