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L PASO HERAU)
Saturday, January 18y 1913
Fight Fans Want To
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See Luther McCarty Give Jess Wutard A Ln
Hurler for Highlanders Was
Marvelous Tqsser in
His Mrst Season .
He Can Break the Spitball
Either to JKight
Left at WilL
(B W. J. aiacBBTH.)
New Tork, Jan. 18. Remember the
little nursery rhyme, "What goes up
must come down'"
Ther are many Instances that might
be cited to show that this time-worn
adage applies to the ups and downs
oC athletic existence as well as to the
laws of gravitation. Also that the
faster anything shoots up. just so
much the faster must it fall before
it finally hits earth or water.
In fact, as a baseball illustration we
have to eo so farther from home than
the Hilltop to arrive at one of the best,
k Pitcher Russell Ford
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GOLFERS SWEAR OFF
ON MANY PET SINS
If They Stick to These Pledces Golf
Will Be n Hotter Gnme This
In the January number of the Golfer
(Chicago) there appeared "A Golfer's
New Year's Resolution," by S. P. Jer
main. which is so full of things we
should all try to observe, that The
Herald is moved to quote it, hoping:
that its lesson will not be neglected
"I solemnly swear that for the sea
son of 1913 I will observe the follow
ing, so that the grand old game of golf
will go forward more fairly and hap
pily than ever before:
"I will not drive from the tee or play
through the green until the players in
front are out of range.
"I will not walk ahead or by any
other act disturb the shot of my op
ponent or partner, as the finest thing
about golf is its spirit of consideration
for others, and fair play.
"I will not play an approach shot to
a green until the players thereon have
finished putting and moved away.
"I will not fail to wait for players
following to play through and get out
of range when my match has lost a
ball for five minutes, or has signaled
the match following to pass. No time
is gained and much pleasure destroyed
by many playing at once up to a green
at short range.
"I will not forget that a match of two
players has the right of way over all
other matches and that it is a seri
ous breach of the rules as well as
great discourtesy to refuse to allow
I them to pass promptly, especially at
toe nearest tee.
"I will not forget that the jolliest
and most popular form of golf, name
ly, the four or five-ball match, can
thoughtlessly do much seriously to
delay the game of players clear around
the course, and .thus the afternoon's
PALZER IS EAGER FOR CHANCE
TO FIGHT WITH JACK JOHNSON
McCarty Will Never Become Popular in New York Until He Consents to Meet Jess Willard-Dillon Is Climbing Fast
in Middleweign Class.
Former Heavyweight Champion
of the World.
possible illustrations for reversal o
baseball form. The young man in
question is Russell Ford, one of the
most man elous tossers that ever broke
into the game as a first year laaa.
Limited Career in. 3InJor.
Briefly we shall .discuss Russell
rord's limited major league career. He
broke into fast company with George
Mailings' Yankees In 1910 the season
the Kilties finished second to the Ath
letics That was the year of the
trouble between Stallings and Chase,
in which the "Big Chief" lost out. That
ear Ford won 26 victories and met
defeat but six times. He had the fine
average of .813. But for the fact that
"King" Cole, of the Cubs, had an equal
ly fine record, Russell Ford would ha s
proved himself the greatest recruit
that ever jimmied his way into fast
companj. As it was, his performance
was better than that of Cole, for his
tran sua nnt win nearlv the same per
centage of games, while Ford worked
far oftener than did Frank Chance's
At the close of 1910. despite the fact
that he was unable to cope with the
great Mathewson in a city series be
tween the rival major league clubs.
Ford was generally accredited one of
the most startling phenoms of all
times- The following year, however,
he began to show slight evidences of
mortality. In 1911 Ford had a fine
year a wonderful year and with a
team that finished sixth was still able
to win two-thirds of his games. He
finished the year with 22 wins and
but 11 defeats, for the handsome aver
age of .667. Considering the fact that
his team failed to break even for the
schedule of 154 games, this perform
ance was almost as creditable, though
not quite, as that of Ford's inaugural.
Big Tumble LJist Year.
But Ford's bit; tumble came last
year under the ill-fated star of Harry
Wolverton. It ig quite true that ne
did as weH in a winning way as his
club, but very little better, which Is
quite shy the mark for a fellow who
the two previous years had displayed
such phenomenal class. In 1912 Ford
scored but 13 triumphs as against 21
defeats. He was knocked out of the
box repeatedly, very seldom went to
the rescue of a pal and, was hammered
harder than any other pitcher on the
HI1L Off Ford's delivery 10 home rune
were rung up, more than allowed by
any other tosser in the two major
Ford's work last season was disap
pointing to his most enthusiastic ad
mirer. He did not look anything like
A Rusfcel I-'ord was one of the most raai-
veiuns lossers mat ever DroKe into tne
gsmc as a first year man. .This was In
1910, when his elnb finished second.
That year he won 2C victories and met
defect but six times, his average being
.S13. The following year It dropped
to JS07. In 1912 he won 13 games and
lout 21. Yet the experts think he Trill
come back, under Chance.
be destroyed unless the putting is very
promptly done or confined to the best
ball of each side. Individual matches
when combined with a four-ball affair
delay the most.
"I will not deposit my caddie bag on
the putting green, as the dropping of
heavy irons on a really good green will
rapidly ruin it, and the better the green
the worse the injury.
"I will not forget to replace divots,
as a good fair green can soon be seri
ously injured by such scars.
"I will not try my putts over while
others are waiting to play.
"I will not forget that the finest
achievement in play is courageously to
attempt those shots from difficult lies
and whether with success or failure
(enforcing giving up the hole) to know
that the fundamental integrity of play
has been observed in playing the ball
absolutely as it lies, which is golf, as
its founders intended it should be."
NEW YORK. N, Y., Jan. 18. Jack
Johnson and Al Palzer are to
meet in a finish fight in Pans
nest June maybe. It depends on the
result of the legal battle the United
States authorities are now waging
against the negro champion. If Jocn
son is lucky enough to escape the
bastile the match will take place.
The bolor line is not drawn in Paris.
And Palzer is not particular in the
matter of color, either. In fact, he has
long cherished the ambition to fight
Johnson and considered McCarty and
other white men as mere stepping
stones to the chance to box for the
title. It was his over confidence that
contributed not a little to defeat in the
New Years day battle with McCarty.
Tom O'Rourke has not lost faith In
Palzer. He still thinks Al will so.ne
day be the champion. Tom had, so 'tis
said, practically arranged for the John
son bout before McCarty clashed with
Palzer. When the latter was beaten
the match was offered McCarty, but
Luther refused to box Johnson or any
It is no sure thing that the match
win ever get beyond the signing of r
ticles ot agreement. Johnson may have
other matters to attend to in June. Tae
federal courts will decide that point.
But if it does go through, Palzer will
be a lucky fellow. It will give him the
chance of a lifetime, and one that sel
dom comes to a defeated fighter. And
; pleasure of a great number of persons J .should he prove the winner, Palzer
FROM JEFF CLARK
Joplin, Mo., Jan. 18. Joe Jeanette,
the negro heavyweight, won a popu
lar decision over , Jeff Clarke, of Jod-
i nn, in a last 10 trouna doux nere last
I Clarke was the aggressor in the first
four rounds, but after that Jeanette
had all the better of the milling.
Jeanette landed often but without
the pitcher of the previous two years.
But there is not a club in either league
that would let this fellow drift back
to the minors without further trial.
He is still regarded as one of the very
best hurlers in the country.
No less a personage than John J.
McGraw declared as late as last fall
that Ford was one of the most won
derful performers he ever watched. It
was after an exhibition game between
the rivals played as a- sort of prep,
for the Giants previous to the opening
of the big clash with the Red Sox.
McGraw started the game with his
full strength, but he soon jammed in
substitutes, for he realized that Ford
was- too good to be beaten. After the
game he said:
"One of the greatest pitchers in the
business. I never saw more stuff than
this fellow showed us today. Talk
of speed! If "Wood or Johnson has a
better fast ball than this fellow I want
to see It"
Hot a. Bad Start.
Now, as to Ford's work, last season.
In the first place he was over weight
three-quarters of the season. It is
pretty well known that he was not
entirely satisfied. Previously he had
insisted upon working every fifth day
and working regularly. It was thl3
plan that returned him such a brilliant
winner on his first time out Ford
got a bad start in the spring, too. Like
the rest of Wolverton's men, he found
absolutely no benefit from the training
at Atlanta. His big battery mate, Ed
Sweeney, was late in reporting. No
other catcher seems able to handle
Ford as can the boy from the "Windy
City. Ford had beebme discouraged
before Sweeney put in an appearance.
When he did get his old standby the
club had fallen into the ruck and there
was no incentive to take liberties with
the good old whip. The Kilties were
out of the race.
Ford was guilty of another very
foolish move. Just about the time he
began ti round into some sort of form
he took unto himself a wife. That is
generally considered rather bad form
for any athlete. And for this very
reason Ford is more than lively to
pluck himself out of the diamond
morgue the coming season and get
back into his old-time stride one of
the very top-notchers.
Breaks Spitball Hither War.
There is no reason why Ford should
not shine for many years as one of
the very brightest stars of the mound.
He has youth, strength and skill at
his command. He is the only pitcher
living who can break the "spitball'
either to right or to left at will and
call the turn so that his catcher is
waiting for the proper slant. He has
t"mflc speed and a hop on his fast
ball that is the equal of Bender's at
the indian's very best. He has a mighty
nifty slow ball, a puzzling change of
pace and a whole lot of brains. "What
more does any young fellow need?
SOX MAY TRAIN AT PlASADENA
AYD PLAY' SERIES WITH ANGELS.
Los Angeles, Calif., Jan. IS. The
Chicago Americans will do their spring
training in Pasodena, if tho arrange
ments mad by president Henry Berry,
of the Los Angeles Coast league team,
'receive the approval of president Com
iskey of the White Sox.
The Chicago men will do their work
in tournament park where the polo
field will be transformed into a base
ball diamond and they will be quar
tered in a hotel a short distance away.
A series of training games with Los
Angeles Coast league team will be
played in Los Angeles.
BOXING BOUTS SCHEDULED
FOR GREATER NEW YORK
Jan. 18 One Round Hogan vs. Wil
lie Adams, welterweights, Fairmount
Frankie Fleming vs. Bert Clifford,
featherweights, Washington A. C.
Jan. 20 Johnny Lore vs. Tommy
Houck, 133 pounds. Olympic A. C.
Jan. 22 Eddie McGoorty vs. Freddie
Hicks, middle weights, Fairmount A. C.
Jan. 25 Pal Moore vs. Harry Thomas,
lightweights. New York Athletic club.
Joe Mooney vs. Young Leroy, feather
weights, New York Athletic club.
Feb. 7 Packey McFarland vs. Jack
Brltton. lightweights, Garden A C
PORTLAND RIFLE TEAM WINS
FROM TUCSON HIGH SCHOOL.
Washington, T. C- Jan. 18. In the
first rifle shooting contest under the
auspices of the government between
the rifle teams of high schools the
Portland, Me., team defeated the Tuc
son, Ariz., high school 803 to 658. The
highest score was made by the Iowa
City high school, which defeated the
Baltimore Polytechnic with a score of
3 52 to 7S9.
"BILLY BURKE" IS SHIPPED TO
ST. PETERSBURG FOR RACES
New York, Jan. 18. Another of the
most noted American race horses has
been shipped to Europe. "Billy
Burke." 2:03 1-4,, the fastest trotting
stallion In training last year, and next
to the Harvester, 2:01, and Cresceus,
2:02 1-4, the fastest stallion in the
world, was shipped to St. Petersburg
on the steamship Minnetonka today.
It Is reported that the horse will go
into the stable of George Bakhemltieff.
Russian ambassador to the United
btates. it is said the owner, J. How
ard Baker, of this city, demands J50,
000 for the trip.
RATH SIGNS WITH SOX;
CONGRATULATIONS TO FARRELL.
Chicago, HL, Jan. IS. Morris Rath,
the recruit second baseman, who
played a speedy game with the Chicago
American league team last year uas
forwarded his signed contract for 1913.
r Frank Farrell, owner of the New
York American league team has writ
ten to president Murphy thanking him
for a congratulatory letter on the acqui
sition of Frank Chance.
SLOSSON WTNS FROM YAMADA.
St. Louis, Jan. 18. Two sensational
runs gave George B. Slosson the fifth
straight block of 400 points in his 2.
400 point match with Koji Yamada at
18.2 balkline billiards here last night
The total score for the five nights'
play, is 2000 to 1213 in J51osson's favor.
Sloslon's high runs were 112 and 101
and the Japanese's best run was '24.
Slosson averaged 28 4-14 and Yamada
CARDS MAY HOLD ARMOUR.
t Milwaukee, Wis., Jan. 18. That
"Bill" Armour, recently signed as ex
ecutive head of the Milwaukee Ameri
can association basball team Is under
contract as scout for the St Louis Na
tionals for this season, is the informa
tion received here from St Louis. Ac
cording to the St Louis report Ar
mour has not obtained his release and
may not be ahle to do.
ICE SKATER MAKES NEW RECORD.
St Paul, Minn., Jan. 18. Robert Mc
Lean, of Chicago, made a new world's
record last night at the opening of the
annual ice carnival of the Western
Skating association, covering 440
yards In 39 1-5 seconds. The carnival
win continue four days.
would be recognized as world's cham
pion and in position to dictate to Mc
Carty, his erstwhile conqueror. Truly,
that would be a peculiar state of af
fairs. There is some talk of Luther Mc
Carty meeting Jess Willard In a 10
round bout within the next few weeks.
Although Luther and his manager both
insist that they will not consider a
proposition calling for a match before
July 4. it is known that the Garden
and Empire clubs, of this city, are
angling for the "white champion" and
the bait is said to be very enticing.
It may be McCarty has no intention
of deserting the ring for the foot
lights and that the talk of not fighUng
again until next July was a scheme of
the shrewd Billy McCarney to get the
promoters to raise their bids. The two
Macks will do well to ponder over
what happened to Al 'Palzer during
his five or six month's lay off. Pal
zer was a bear cat last spring. From
all accounts he was a very tame feline
on New Year's day.
McCarty will never become popular
in this locality until he consents to
box Willard again. Those who were
present when the boys met last sum
mer concede Jess an excellent chance
to beat Luther, while admitting that
the latter must have improved wonder
fully to trim Kaufman. Flyst and Pal
zer. They were both very green in
the Garden bout but there was no
question of Willard's superiority. He
outboxed and outfought McCarty fron
beginning to end. It would seem to
me that Luther would be anxious to
wipe this stain of defeat from his
escutbeheon. but it may be he enter
tains too great a respect for the great
strength and hitting powers of the gi
However, Willard need not despair.
There is Al Palzer ready and willing
to fight anybody at the drop of & hat
If nothing else can be said in his favor,
Palzer can never be charged with cow
ardice. He fears no man and would
much rather fight than train. A
match with Willard would be most
welcome. It is part of O'Rourke's plan
to fight Palzer as often as possible
and Willard would be given preference
over any of the other heavies.
There is no doubt that Willard is
splendid pugilistic timber and if he
can "put it on" Palzer, he could force
McCarty to recognize his challenge.
When Jess boxed soldier Kearns a
few weeks ago he showed marked im
provement over the form displayed
against McCarty. Particularly was this
observed of his hitting. He wasted
little strength in wild swings and ap
peared to have mastered the art of
punching straight from the shoulder,
something both he and McCarty were
totally ignorant of last summer. Al
together Willard impressed local fans
more favorably than any other "hope
seen in New York.
New York is getting so few good
matches these days that the sports are
rooting hard that nothing will happen
to "crab" the Packey McFarland-Jack
Brltton Bout scheduled for February
7, at Madison Square Garden. It woull
be a hard blow to the fans If this
match were called off. There is con
siderable HI feeling between the bojs
and for that reason the "faithful" an
ticipate a thoroughly enjoyable eve
ning. Jack has accused Packey of try
ine to avoid the meetinz. and Mac re
taliates by threatening dire things to
nis lenow cnicagoan when tney get in
The bout should prove Intensely in
teresting. They are beyond question
tho cleverest pair in or near the light- i
weight division, barring possibly the
champion, Willie Ritchie. While Pack-:
will naturally be the favorite in what
ever betting is done on the mill, Brlt
ton will not lack for followers. Ja'k
has established himself a warm fav
orite with New Yorkers by his con
sistent performances against all com
ers. While the caliber of his adver
saries in local bouts has not- been of
the highest 'he has shown by the easy
manner in which he has outpointed
them that he is capable of greater
things. He carries a wallop with nis
cleverness and is about the beat man
that could be selected to make the
speedy McFarland step his fastest
It looks as though Willie Ritchie
will make good his promise not to
fight until next May, and possibly not
until after that With Billy Nolan as
mentor Willie's "easy" money earning
capacity will be worked to the limit
and then some. It is a time honored
privilege of a newly-made champion to
gather the theatrical shekels while the
gathering Is good, but there is a nratt
to the time allowed for that pleasing
occupation. If Nolan has his way the
probability Is that Ritchie will not be
seen in fighting togs unm am "
ing powers are exhausted. Willie will
soon learn that the place to win the
regard of the public is in the ring. The
sports do not greatly admire a cham
pion who will not fight at reasonable
Mike Gibbons can have a return
match with Eddie McGoorty if he
wants it. The latter Is willing and
Tim nnffrnth has offered to stage the
bout in San Francisco on Washington's
birthday- I was unaer me iuitrajH-
Mike had declared In favor of the wel
terweight division for the future, but I
am told that he is not averse to an
other meeting with McGoorty.
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Gibbons did not do himself proud in
the Garden match with McGoorty, and
for that matter neither did the other
fellow. Coffroth thinks Mike would do
better in a longer bout and I would
not be surprised if he gave a good ac
count of himself. If the match is
made at catch weights, I would pick
McGoorty as the winner, but at 158
pounds the Oshkosh man is no cinch. I
believe if Gibbons had cut loose in
the last few rounds of the Garden bout
he would have earned the decision.
Kddle was not any too chipper towards
the close of the contest and Gibbons
made the mistake of his career by not
forcing matters. McGoorty. at 162, or
163, will take some beating, but at
158 ringside, I do not think he Is any
where near his beat
Although the final adjustment of
the middleweight title seems to have
been left to MeGoorty, Klaus and
Papke by common consent our young
friend. Jack Dillon, of Indianapolis,
should not be lost sight of. Dillon is
the busiest boxer in the ring today
and fights regularly once a week.
Only recently he stopped Frank Man
tell, the rugged fighter, who outpoint
ed Papke in a 30 round contest in Cali
fornia last spring. Dillon is Improving
all the time and his splendid perfor
mances have placed him in the very
front ranks of the middleweight division.
OMAHA POLICE PREVENT
Omaha, Nelx, Jan. IS. A squad of
police and plain clothes men, headed
by a sergeant appeared at the ringside
when the scheduled fight between
Packey McFarland and Frankie Whit
ney was ready for staging and pre
vented the belligerents from appearing
as announced. The sheriff, with a
corps of deputies, also was present
The two prospective fighters were
Introduced to the audience, two wrest
ling exhibitions were furnished and
the entertainment ended.
It -was announced, however, that the
10 round bout between "Knockout
Brown and Billy Uvick at South
Omaha. Monday night would be carried
out "Knockout" Brown has arrived in
NEW PLAYERS SIGN CONTRACTS
WITH ST. LOUIS BROWNS.
St Louis, Ma. Jan. 18. Outfielder
Luther Bonln and catcher Frank Cros
sin have signed contracts to play with
the local American league club during
the season of 1913. Bonln was ob
tained from the Columbus American
association club In 1911 but an Injury
kept him out of the game. Crossin
came here from the Hinghampton
(New York State league) club last fall
Pitchers Harry Sallee and Robc-t
Harmon of the St Louis Nationals also
have signed contracts for the coming
ZBYSZKO DEFEATS ROLLER.
St Paul, MintL, Jan. 18. In a fast
wrestling- match Stanislaus Zbyszko
won from Dr. B. F. Roller In straight
falls last night the first In 26 min
utes and the second in 31 minutes.
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