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Week-End Edition, January 26-27, 1918.
EL PASO HERALD SPORTS, RECREATION and OUTDOOR LIFE
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DOWNEY AND EG
PUT UP REAL BATTLE IK ABENA
Critics Declare That Fight Was One of Best Witnessed
in Long While and That Honors Were Even Despite
Lucky Punch by Egan in Seventh Round; Downey
Is Anxious for Another Battle to Show Merits.
am inn Til. -TsTi SC. Xo battle all rlcht as far as
" - - -cmocjf ajiu his manager must
ff staged In the middle west In re
cent months stirred up more dis
cussion than the Brayan Downey-Joe
Egan fight at Milwaukee. Critics and
fans agree It was one of the roughest
tussels ever seen In a Milwaukee ring,
but neither the critics nor the fans
are able to agree en the outcome.
A majority of writers rave Egan
the decision because of a punch In the
seventh round that put Downey in
distress. The referee. however,
thought Downey's lead In the early
rounds large enough to justify a draw
The result of the dispute probably
will be another mill between these
two rugged scrappers. The bout prob
ably will be staged in Milwaukee at
some date In February.
Berman, Egan's manager, wants to
bet $2500 that Egan can beat Downey.
Tom Jones Is just as sure Downey
would win If the boys hooked up'
again. Downey was over trained and
out of condition when he fought Egan,
Jones declares, and would be a more
formidable foe for the Boston battler
m another encounter.
Hark, to the voice cf James
Klynn, Pueblo's flhtlnr fireman.
James refuses, under any circum
stances, to remain In obscurity.
His latest pronnnclamento la di
rected at the head of Jack: Demp
sey, who has come ont of the west
bent upon stlrrlne; up the eastern
"They're making a noise about this
fellow Dempsey." says Flynn. "That's
not forget me. I knocked Dempsey
out once with a single punch, and he
must remove that blot before he can
class, with the front rank heavy
weights." Jim on Job.
And a search of the records proved
the truth of Flynn's assertion. Flynn
met Dempsey laBt February in Salt
Lake City and the fight lasted Just
ten seconds. Jim walked out of his
corner, clipped Dempsey on the chin
with a right swing and they rang
down the curtain.
Dempsey 13 silent about the battle
further than to admit that Flynn put
him to sleep. Jack Kearns has an
"Just what came up In the
match Z cannot say because I did
not see 1, says Kearns. Bnt I
want to make this plain. Jack is
a mri eh different and better man
at the present time than he was
That does not answer Flynn's argu
ment, however, that Dempsey must
wipe out that knockout before he can
move Into the front ranks of heavy
Smith Wants Bont.
Homer Smith, Michigan heavy
weight, who recently met a setback
when he lost to Bill Brennan at Ra
cine, "Wis, is going to try again to
prove that he Is a regular scrapper.
He will make his comeback attempt In
a few days against Jack Dillon at
Fort Wayne, Ind.
Jess Willard is still hibernating in
m., ...iti.f. n. nm. one to take I
him up bn his proposition to fight forj
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MANAGER HENDR1GKS REFUSES TO
Former Minor League Pilot Make Commendable Start
in Big League Company by Refusing Large Amounts
for Brilliant Young Infielder; Cubs Would Be Win
ning Combination if Homsby Was on Diamond.
THE decision of manager Hen
dricks and president Rickey, of
the Cardinals to keep Rogers
Hornsby. their brilliant young short
stop, regardless of the heavy rolls of
money offered In return for him is a
commendable start in big league com
pany for Hendricks.
Just why It always should be con
sidered necessary for N'ew York and
other mora prosperoas clubs to win
pennants with material not dftveloped
by themselves is one of the baseball
systerles that still is awaiting an ex
planation. John McGraw purchased
his last pennant and then showed he
isn't such a whale of a manager by
losing the "world's series. Charley
W'eeghman is now trying to buy a
Hornsby In one of the tar
youths of the ;rame. !IUer Huo
Kina duir him np for St. LouIji and
to St. Loobi he belong. If Rickey
or Hendricks should decide to dis
pose of him St. LoaU fans would
be rlehtfnlly Indlcnant about It.
By laying aside the idealistic prin
ciple of the thing It Is a certain thing
that Hornsby or some other fine in
fielder is all now wanting to turn the
Cubs into a pennant machine. They
may have the necessary man on the
way in the person of young Hollocher,
shortstop, a graduate of the same
school which produced Bancroft and
a few other luminaries.
It might be a great mistake for
Weeghman to be flirting with big
league lnfielders when he has such
a promising youngster on the way.
Obviously an unspoiled athlete, ready
to listen to the Mitchell idea of ball
playing, he would fit In more nlcelv
with the Cubs than some player al
ready schooled and possessed of set
Have Strong Team.
Mitchell and Weeghman how have
the basis for a pennant winner. With
out further tinkering the club will
make a tremendous fight, but it does
not look good enough to win without
additions. The clnb is sadly in need
of a third baseman aud a first base
man. Fred Merkle. a splendid hair player
nevertheless Is growing old in the
harness and can't have an overly lot
of good baseball left in his systerr
Charley Deal does not measure up to
the accepted standard of big league
There was a cup at shortstop,
but tbls may be pluffced up when
Hollocher joins the elub. No one
doubts that Pete Kllduff la capa
ble of flUlne; at'seeond base. KU
duff. as a matter of fact, repre
sents one of John McGraw's great
est mistakes. He already Is a star.
Trades involving him would be mis
takes for Weeghman. so there is little
use of considering an exchange wit'.,
the little infielder Involved.
Flayed Good Ball.
The Cubs last year played smart
baseball under Fred Mitchell's tutel
age. If they play that kind of base
ball next season with their new array
of talent it is probable they will make
the dust thick for at least six pur
Horwsnr goes also,
It Is the common belief In
baseball circles that Rogers
a TTnmxbv has slaved his last
ball game for the Cardinals. O-O-
Even Miller Hugsins, boss of
the Tankees and former leader
of the Cardinals, believes it.
9 Hornsby, It Is declared. Is ell-
O gible for the draft, and prob- 0
ably will be taken. If Bosses
o Rickey and Hendrlcka can pull 'O
sufficient wires to get a batch
or ball players In exchange for
k tfiA rmmp star It is believed
i.hey might be Induced to do it.
Again, Hornsby Is dissatisfied O
O in St. Louis, for ha hae the
opln ion he can get more money
for his services in one of the
O larger ciues.
CUBS If 1EET
Giants Will Oppose On
ward March of Fred
Kew Tork, Jan. 26. Is the old feud
between the Giants and Cubs to be
renewed this year?
Will the Ides of September find the
J.Ien o' McGraw and their ancient
rivals from the Windy City hot
footing it down the home stretch In
a neck-and-neck race for the National
Baseball fans of New Tork and Chl
.a;jo are speculating on the chances
or a renewal of the good old feud,
and it will not be surprising to see it
Charley Weeghman. with his heart
aet on a pennant winner, has
strengthened the Cabs to such an ex
tent since the close of last season
that they now loom up as dangerous
pennant contenders. They are going
1 have something to say about
where the pennant flies next fall,
and as the 5iants are practically sure
t o have a strong voice In the dispute.
These two clubs ought to make the
Back in the days of 1S8S to 199S
the Chicago Cubs were some bearcats
in the National league. They won
ihree successive pennants, and in the
winning of these three flags they
eenerally found the Giants or Pi
jates lurking in their path. A Cub
i'iant series then was a real drawing
card, and there was always a battle.
Every baseball fan remembers the
Merkle Incident and the part Johnny
Kvers played in beating the Giants
ut of a pennant. That Incident was
pne of the many high lights In the
old Giant-Cub feud, and it was some
A renewal of the scrap would be
he best thing that could possibly
happen to National league baseball
next season, for now that the Phil
lies have been practically wrecked
the Giants loom up supreme in the
eastern half of the circuit
Varsity Team Is
Berkeley. Calit. Jan. 26. As a re
sult of voluntary enlistment in the
.i rmy and the selective draft the Unl
tersity of California baseball team
- 111 start its spring training with
only one man entitled to wear the
areity block letter. C." This Is
aptain Claude Rhower. Six members
r last year's freshman team are
-ailable. Among the candidates for
positions will be HerseL who for
merly played third base at Stanford
PRIMCETDM IBSIT! SETS I
LXAMPLEFOR OTHER BIG SCHOOLS
NEW TORK, Jan. 26. Princeton
university has set a precedent
that should go a long way to
ward stimulating Intercollegiate ath
letics among the big universities of
the country during the war.
When the athletic council of Prince
ton met to decide whether or not it
would be best to continue intercol
legiate athletic relations this year In
accordance with the recommendations
of the National Collegiate Athletic
association, athletic mentors at other
big institutions, particularly in the
east awaited the verdict with a great
deal of interest
Princeton on Job.
And when it was announced that
Princeton would do all In her power
to continue athletics as In past years
the news was received with general
satisfaction, particularly among the
student bodies of outside InsUtnUons
where athletics were dropped In 1917.
If Princeton could see the way
clear to form athletic teams and
carry out Intercollegiate ched
nles In the face of sadly depleted
ranks In nil branches of sport,
why shonld such big schools as
Harvard or Tale hang back!
.t-i i .v. i tK i I r- material
In nearly every school-In the country i
By JACK VEIOCK.
4 ii n ihA. crans leu
athletes who have entered the ser
vice of Uncle Sam. The college ath
lete of 1918 will, of course, be much
younger than usual, but there Is vigor
and plenty of It In young blood, and
the fact that athletic ranks are in
need of much new material will be
an incentive to bring out candidates
In all branches of sports who would
not think of trying to win places
on the various teams In normal
lioses All Stars.
Princeton Is to be congratulated
for her stand. She has lost her stars
of the gridiron, the diamond and the
track, but she Is going to develop
new ones. That Is the kind of col
lege spirit that savors of patriotism,
inasmuch as college athletics of all
kinda have been recommended by the
Government as the best means oi
making the young manhood of tne
country physically fit to tackle any
emergency that arises.
According to a recent report from
Washington. Clark Griffith must have
taken an awful wallop at his pay roll
when he sent out contracts for 191S.
The story goes that Walter
Johnson's salary, which last year
was 315,000. was nlmot cut In
half by Grift and If the Old Fox
handed Walter that kind of a cot
It Is a practical certainty that no
member of the team escaped.
Big Relay Race
in Old Hawaii
San Francisco, Calif, Jan. 26. The
recent SI mile relay race held on the
Island of Hawaii in which a message
was carried from the rim of the cra
ter of Kllauea volcano to the seacoast
city of Hllo, Jl miles away, was an-.
international one In every sense of
the word. Six teams competed, made
up of Hawalians, Americans, Portu
guese, Chinese, Japanese and Ko
reans. The fact that the team made up
of native sons of the island carried
off the honors has been a big feather
in the cap of the Hawalians. The Ha
waiian who ran the last lap of the
race crossed the finishing line one
minute and two seconds ahead of his
nearest competitor. The runners were
well bunched over tne greater pan ot
the distance. The course ran, for the
most part through dense forests f
giant ferns and past fields of sugar
The roads were lined witn specta
tors, who cheered the representatives
of their respective nations as they
Goes in Aviation
Bert Lamb, former third baseman
with the Lincoln Western league
rpArri- is now an army aviator, doing
flying turns at Jieny i ieia, near can
Antonio, Tex and training for the
job of dropping bombs on Berlin some
time next spring. He writes entertain
ingly of his experiences, ot mtting
ih. hlt-h snorts, savs all the flyers
are good baseball fans and that they
fairly eat up the sport section as It
furnishes about all the baseball dope
TOXEY IJf CLASS OXE.
A news Item from Nashville. Tenn..
states that Pitcher Fred Toney, or
the Cincinnati Reds, recently charged
with an attempt to evade the draft
has been put in the first class of
draft ellgibles. his exemption claim
being withdtawn. It Is presumed
that Toney squares himself with Un
cle, Sam by accepting service.
HAY GRAIN FLOUR
ID BROS.. I
Texas and Dallas Sts.
Is Now Satisfied
Chicago, III, Jan. 26. Grover Cleve
land Alexander, pitcher, for whom
the Chicago Nationals recently paid
250,000, along with his battery mate,
Bill Killifer, has arranged for a bonus
settlement with president Weegh
nn of the Chicago club, and will
appeal his draft classification, accord
ing to information given out today
by Weeghman's friends.
Alexander was placed In class 1 by
his draft board, but will appeal for
a class 3 classification, Weeghman is
quoted as saying. It Is understood
that Weeghman agreed to give him
)5600 as a bonus.
April 15 Opening
Day for Majors
Pittsburg. Pa.. Jan. 26. The base
ball season of 1918 for the National
and American leagues will open on
April 15. This was announced Friday
night at the close of the three days'
sessions of the major league schedule
drafting committee, "appointed by the
national baseball commission.
Members of the committee refused
to give out any details regarding the
The schedule for the National
league will be laid before the league
meeting to be held in New Tork Feb.
L The American league will pass
upon its schedule at the meeting in
Chicago Feb. 14.
SPORTOGRAPHY Byjr !
Skiing Is Popular
Among Cold Fans
. Salt Lake City, Utah, Jan. 26. Ski
ing is a winter sport which Is rapidly
gaining in the number of Its devotees.
A number of Norwegians in the city
who are experts at the sport have In
popularlty Is steadily Increasing. For
a number of years there has been held
an annual skiing tournament which
Includes the long distance jumping
event This tournament has attracted
large crowds each year. Many women
also have become expert on the long
Sore at Christy
Sherwood Magee Is quoted in an In
terview In a Philadelphia newspaper
as being good and sore at Christy
Mathewson for letting him out He
thinks on the showing he made that
he should have been given a chance
to make the Cincinnati outfield next
season. Hints in the Philadelphia
press are that Magee may sign with
the Phillies and show his old admirers
in the uaker City that he can come
The penrit paring job for wnif
Jaian ..- ihi" of flrnxen3Tj sch ' i
LEAVE IT TO CONNIE.
He's eood. savs Mack of
Though he cracked like the shell of
About two years ago.
But Mack ought to know
If a guy Is there with the peg.
ILL KILLIFKR and Charles
Weeghman are old acquain
tances, and have gone through
the ceremony of signing contracts
once before. It was a memorable
occasion when Weeghman secured
Bill's signature to a Federal league
contract "during the baseball war.'
Killefer later repudiated the contract
and stuck to the Phillies.
Harry Tate has enough of
fighting and says he Is going back
to baseball. This change of heart
was Induced recently when Harry
traa knocked out by Fred Fulton
Tate was once with the Athletics.
Well, the Senators aren't worrying
about their salaries, anyway. Clark
Griffith has given It out that the
owners of the Washington club will
not reduce salaries generally, and so
everybody is as happy as one can be,
playing with the Senators.
FRANK GOTCH HELD WRESTLING
TITLE FOR 14 YEARS
It will be 14 years tomorrow that
Frank Gotch. the Ioita farmer, who
aied last December 16, won the wrest
ling championship of America after a
hard bout with Tom Jenkins, who had
held the championship for six years
previous. During the years that fol
lowed Gotch'a annexation of the title
be met all comers, and he died in pos
session of the crown. He was also
the heavyweight wrestling champion
of the world.
It was in a big pavilion at Belling
ham. Wash., that the Iowa farmer
won the greatest of mat titles. Fans
from all over the northwest and from
California and British Columbia, gath
ered to see the contest Jenkins was
a wrestler of the "slaughter house
rules" type, and his supporters con
fidently expected to see bim eat
young Gotch alive. Once before Gotch
had had the temerity to try to wrest
Jenkins' title away from him, and
had been defeated, although he put
up a desperate battle and made Tom
extend himself to the limit Jenkins
outweighed Gotch by 20 or 30 pounds,
and had the advantage of long experi
ence In the game. When time was
called the place was filled with ex
cited fans, wbo had paid big money
in the confident expectation of get
ting a lot of action for their coin.
They did. From the very beginning
the men mixed things. Jenkins threw
himself upon the "Iowa rube and
sent him down, but Frank was up
like a cat Again and again Jenkins
charged, snorting like an infuriated
bull, but without effect Gotch had
trained faithfully, and when Jenkins
was puffing like a steam engine he
showed no signs of fatigue. The
half Nelson and crotch sent Jenkins
down, and a mighty cheer went up for
Gotch. When time was called again
it was evident that Jenkins, rather
than again risk conclusions with
Gotch. intended to lose on a foul. He
succeeded In this endeavor and referee
Tom Davis gave Gotch the victory.
The Iowa, farmer, besides the title,
got away with 14.000 from this bat
tle, while the defeated champion had
to be contented with his guarantee
PHILADELPHIA WAS HARD I.l'CK
TOWN FOR PETER MAIIKK
Joe Choynskl knocked out Peter
Maher in the second round at Phila
delphia on January 26, 1903, 15 years
ago today. The Quaker City was cer
tainly an unlucky town for Feter, but,
although he always insisted that he
was given a raw deal there, he fought
the majority of his latter battles
in the Pennsylvania metropolis. Joe
Goddard. the Australian, started the
trouble by knocking out the Irish
man In the first round at Philadelphia
in 1898. in 1301 peter again visitea
the City of brotherlv love, and was
knocked out In the second round by
Gu.i Ruhlin. Later In the same year
juc carter turned tne .same tries
In the same town In the same number
of rounds, and then came the Cho
ynskl contest, in which the California
Hebrew put Feter to sleep with neat
ness and dispatch. After that Maher
made several trips to Philadelphia
and was knocked out by Jack Monroe,
Jack Williams and Jack Fitzgerald.
Todnr In Puslll'tlc Annali.
1909 Ray Bronson knocked out Kid
Stein in the third round at Atlanta.
1911 Charley Goldman outpointed
Jimmy Dunn In ten rounds at New
1912 Dave Smith defeated Cyclone
jonnny -rnompson in :v rounds at
SPORTSMEN UN PIGEONS FOR
SERVICE 1 MR AS MESSENGERS
NEW CASES FOR TANKS.
EXFEATHERWEIGHT BOOSTS jfRED
FULTON AS A FIRST CLASS BOXER
GEORGE MONROE, formerly a
star of the featherweight ranks,
and now a white haired little
man always to be seen around fight
clubs In New Tork, declares Fred
Fulton can defeat Jess Willard.
"It won't take him 20 rounds to do
It either," the former scrapper said.
'I believe Fulton would cut the cham
pion to shreds in a few rounds. Ful
ton Is a great deal better than most
fans are willing to admit
Is a Good One.
"I've seen Fulton fight and I'm an
admirer of the way he does things.
Jim Corbett Is generally referred to
as tne cleverest oi tne dig tejiows,
but this man Fulton is just as clever
and he can hit much harder with
either hand than Jim could. He Is
remarkably fast and clever for a big
Opinions are floating around
the country In regular schools
since Jess had the bad taste to
announce that he would fight. In
terest Is more pronounced than In
any big seraii since the Jeffries
The demand is strong for a cham-
nlonshlD battle. If Willard really
means business and will match him
self with Fulton he can pack any
building he cares to select for the
There Is no use commenting on
anyone else as a probable opponent
for the championship, for there is no
other who stands out as does the
lanky Minnesotan. Any prestige he
might have lost through his meeting
with Bill Tate In Little Rock seems
to have been brushed aside since re
ports of the bout really have become
It now appears that Fulton xrttm
far from being a beaten man
when the referee announced he
hnd swarded the flcht to Tate
on a foul. Anyway the next few
tlnys wm tell the real tale, for
the men bnve been matched to do
Fvio'i hj- in t evr i,'S rr. m or
any consequence with the sole excep
tion of Frank Moran, and now a
match has been made for him with
that big one. This bout will be
staged at New Orleans. Willard said
some time ago that if Fultonwould
defeat Moran he could have a whack
at the title. So. If he manages to
topple the big Pittsburgher Jess, it
appears, will have to do something.
Goes Into Army
Ray Fisher, former Yankee pitcher,
recently enlisted in the army, has
been made coach of the Fort Slocum
army basketball team. He claims a
five recruited from college and ath
letic club players that Is as fast as
anything ever put together and he Is
going out to do up every other bas
ketball team in army or civil life.
Under the rule of single umpires,
president Baum had to discard one
half his staff. Announcement comes
from San Francisco that he has de
cided to retain as his trio of arbiters
Red Held, Ed Finney and Billy Phyle.
However, the latter is in poor health
and may decide to retire, in which
case Ralph Frary probably will be
the third selection.
DYER SIXCS F OR FANS.
Fred Dyer the Australian boxer,
played the ukulele and sang popular
songs to the delight of the atsembled
fans after his hard fought dath with
Tommy Rqbson at Lawrence, Mass,
WRESTLERS l. SERVICE.
As both Joe stecher and Earl Cad
dock are In Uncle Sam's service it
appears unlikelv that either will meet
Waldek Zbszkoi rlaimant of the!
world's wrestling title, at a very early
LEVELAND. OMo. Jan. 26.
J Scoffed at and scorned by sports-
men for a score or more of years
ever since the raising of prize
pigeons entitled a man to the title of
sportsman Ohio fanciers of homing
pigeons at last have been awarded
notice among the ranks of devotees
of more popularly accepted sporting
It remained with the pigeons rais
ers to furnish the United States one
of the most Important instruments of
warfare necessary to the successful
operation in the trenches.
Are Good Carriers.
Some time next summer when the
big push starts "over there" Ohio
carrier pigeons will bring back to
headquarters, through barrage fire
and machine gun gullets, If they are
lucky messages from observers in
aeroplanes and from men stationed In
listening posts far out in front ot the
front line trenches.
Already more than 7000 birds of
the highest class have been or
dered by the war department for
delivery at an Atlantic port on a
certain date, the exact time of
which is kept secret, for military
By next fall, according to Dr. J. C
Simon, secretary of the American
Racing Piegon association, 200,000
first class carriers will be available
for sedvice overseas. The pigeons be
ing taken are considered by Dr. Si
mon to be particularly reliable in the
matter of returning speedily to the
spot which marks their present home.
No recruit going into the national
army goes under closer scrutiny than
do the pigeons accepted, according to
officials of the association. Govern
ment Inspectors scan the registry cards
of each entry, after examining the
bird to see whether he or she is
healthy and accept only those whose
parents and grandparents made ex
ceptional records In speed contests.
; Harry Sparrow Is tired of -O
; having Yankee grips and
' - things battered around by bag- O-O-
gage smashers. And he evl- -O-
dently doesn't believe govern-
S- ment control of railways is go-
lng to have any good effect on -O
I baggage handlers, for he has -O
-C made arrangements to have
C baggage of the Tankees in-
closed next spring in steel
The new steel cases. Sparrow o
O believes, also will be easier for
ball players to handle. And
ball players, the world knows,
O take no back seats at no time
4 for dressiness.
WILL HOLD MEETING.
Sacramento, CaL, Jan. 26 The Cali
fornia Fair and Racing association
will hold a directors" meeting here
on Tuesday. A data will be set for a
general meeting to be held In San
Francisco, at which plans for the 191S
circuit season will be Hid ouC
WILL PROTECT DEER.
Kanab. Utah, Jan. 26. Deer have
been protected in the Kanab national
forest for so long that they are said
to be more tame than the steers that
range the forest Their number has
materially increased during the past
New Yorkers Find
It Hard to Agree
Boxing promoters are not In agree
ment on the taxation clause of the
McCue boxing MIL" Some say a 25G0O
license fee and 20 percent for (rain
ing camp activities is O. K.; others
hold the opposite view. The oppon
ents are in the majority, those favor
ing heavy taxation being scattered.
Undoubtedly there will bo a howl
of protest over the heavy taxation
provision of the bill. The opposition
will go to Albany In an attempt to
obtain more lenient treatment What
it will avail them is shrouded in
doubt. Too big a protest is likely to
hurt the chances of the bill's passage,
and they may be prevailed upon to
accept the dose with good grace.
VIOX BACK ON JOB,
Jimmy Viox. former Pittsburgh Pi
rate, who quit the Kansas City Blues
last season because of a salary dis
pute, has come to terms with man
ager John Uanzel and will again pas
time with the K. C. outfit.
Angels to Train
Early This Year
Los Angeles, Calif, Jan. 26. March
10 has been set as the date on which
the Los Angeles team of the Pacific
Coast league will begin their prelimi
nary training for the season of 1918.
San Diego has been selected as the
training grounds and work has al
ready been started to lay out a skin
diamond for the use of the players.
A number of games are being ar
ranged with various military organiz
ations which are camped at Camp
Kearney, close by. These will Include
contests with the California artillery
men, known as the "Grizzlies," and
the naval training station nine.
CUBS CUT ROLES.
The regulations permit a club to
have 35 players on the payroll dur
ing the training season, but in send'
ing out notices of options reserved
the Chicago National league club
mailed but 29 letters and of these
probably a half dozen players will
draw release slips before the trip to
California Is started.
TAKES IT EASY
Former Contender for the
Title, Lives in England.
Peculiar. Isn't It at times, how ta -mous
figures In the world of sport
drop from sight There's George
Hackenschmidt for an example. The
big fellow who was Frank Gotch s
opponent In two memorable mat con
tests hasn't been, heard front for
Jack Curley. as the Instigator of
affairs pertaining to the wrestling
game, comes forward to tell how
"Hack" is living tne life of a gentle
man In England, when It was though:
all along that "Hack" was In Russia
Here's what Curley Is telling:
"Hack" Is a wealthy man was ric'j
even before he met Frank Gotch tho
two times. He lives like a country
gentleman has afternoon tea and the
rest of it
His one big hobby has always been
bathing. "Haek" loves nothing bet
ter than a long swim In the ley wa
ters of the channel. And he dearie
delights in enticing visitors into th
chilly channel, especially when thev
labor under the Impression it s
warm, like the ocean shore or a lake.
"Hack" does a lot of entertaining,
and next to swimming his hobby is
garden!!. Flowers are a nasslon wit h
him. Like many men renowned 11
the world of sports, "Hack" prefers
to be as far away from the game tha :
brought him a fortune as possible.
Enrland has spent over S50.e05 n
In housing women of the nation.
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