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Tl lURSPAY, MARCH 24, 1910.
FOOTBALL BASKETBALL BASEBALL AUTOING Hastings, England's Champion One Armed Golfer, Coming to America NEW YORK, March 24.—Golfers here are deeply interested in the com ing visit of John Haskings, the cham pion one armed golfer ~f England, who is due to arrive in this c ity the first Saturday in April. Haskins is com ing f r the sole purpose of trying to arrange a match for the world s cham pionship. He claims that he has beat en all the one armed golfers of Eu rope. He has covered the difficult Haylake (London) course in 78. Has kings makes some remarkab c drives, White Sox Defeated SAN FRANCISCO, Mar. 24—The White S..x No. 2 were defeated by the fast Phoenix team of St. Mary's col lege in Oakland yesterday, score 6 t>> 8. Leonard, the college twirler, al low.,] only five hits. Score: R. H. .E Chicago 0 5 3 St Marys 6 7 1 Sen mirier, Langs and Ryan; Leon ard and Simpson. Barney Oldfield and his 200 Horsepower Benz Machine, in Which He Broke Three Records in The Speed Meet on the Daytona Beach Track DAYTONA, F a.. Mar. 24.— Barney Oldfield has proved his right to the title nf speed king by smashing three World's records, including two, experts gured would stand for many years. On the hard surface of the Daytona '»"n. driving his 200 horsepower Kenz with which a week ago he broke the world's mile record at a speed of 131.71 miles an hour, Oldfield today LIVE NEWS OF THE SPORTING WORLD considering his handicap, and is very clever in getting the ball away from the bunkers. Charles Hyde, the Wichita (Kan.) player, who competed In the western championship at Homewood last year and who played Judge Shields of Omaha, another one armed golf payer, during the trans- Mississippi championship at Dcs Moines, says he is willing to play the Britisher, and it is quite likely Judge Shields will be wiling to tackle' the visitor. Ketchel in Poor Fettle PITTSBURG, March 24.—Stanley Ketchel. middleweight champion of the world, did well to get a "draw" in in his six round bout last night with Frank Klaus, a local boy. before the largest crowd ever gathered under the auspices of the Pittsburg National Sporting club. In the first three rounds, Klaus led repeatedly without return by Ketchel. covered two miles in 55.85, about three seconds better than the previous world s record, made by Domogeot of Paris, at Daytona, in 1906. Thirty minutes O dfield drove against the world's kilometer record of 17.76 seconds, made by Hermick at Br,ocklands, England . Oldfijeld shot past the starting line like a meteor and finished the distance in 17.04. The third record, established by Oldfield, was the one mile stock chass THE EVENING STATESMAN. WALLA WALLA. WASHINGTON. Johnson Sent Behind Bars NKWI YORK, Mar. 24—Jack John son, heavyweight champion pugilist, spent five hours yesterday in a cell in tombs prison. Last night he was free again, but gloomy, for not only was he locked up for nearly half a day, but while dancing and singing in the prison. a process server thrust thicugh he bars a si'ir iro is and com plaint in a,suit for $1755.67 and co. ..s, brought agamst him r o the allowed repudiation of a theatrical contract to appear in Kansas. "This looks like a lough deal." s?id Johnson, as tears came to his eyes. "I have come here on court order and now they lake this action against me." He was served notwithstanding his protests. Johnson appeared in court, grinning as usual, on the charge of beatirg Xorman Pinder, a negro one fourth his size in an uptown resoit some weeks ago. Pinder at the time declin ed to buy a drink for Johnson be cause he could not afford "wine," Collegians Badly In Need of Work If Whitman college is to have a baseball team on the diamond this year able to cope with the strong schedule made for them this spring by Manager Davenny, there will have to be considerable work on the part of coaches and players. This iact was apparent yesterday when ihey met a team made up of some players of the Independent team in the first practice game of the season. The final score was 13 to 0 in favor of the Whitman candidates, but when it is considered the town boys made no effort to play, but merely gave the college lads prac tice, the score dees not seem at all large. Almost every candidate for the team was out for practice yesterday after noon and took part in the game. Some showed good form while others did not. Physical Director Applegate of the Y. M. C. A. is coaching the team this spring. He has a large amount of raw material to whip into shape and will doubtless have his hands full un til the end of the season. Clemmens, Borleske and Belt were tried out in the box yesterday after noon. Belt's original position is in the field, while Borleske usually cov ers the third station, but cwing to a lack of slab artists these two will aoubtless be used in the box this year. Clemmens is the only new can didate in the pitching department. He The last three periods were slow and uninteresting. Thompson Gets Decision OAKLAND, Cal„ Mar. 24.—Cyclone Johnny Thompson won a decision last night over Charlie Norvall of Butte. Mont., in their ten round fight here. Thompson brought Norvall to his knees twice in the third round and again in the fourth but he could not land the knockout punch. Tho np son had a shade the better of the last three rounds. is mark, made in 40.35 in a Knox. The previous record was set by Lewis Strang in a Fiat, 46,30. Although David Bruce Brown, Wal ter Christie, George Robertson, Kir scher and many other well known dri vers with fast cars participated in today s races, Oldfield swept all before him with a speed and daring that proved the 1 old timer" is better than ever. which he added dolefully was all Johnson would drink. With a re miniscent touch he then recalled there was a time when Johnson was glad to drink "suds out of a bucket." The rest is contained in the charge of as sault against the fighter. But Pinder and his witnesses fail ed to appear to press the case in trial and Judge Moulqueen of the court of general sessions was wroth. He was inclined to think the court was being imposed upon. Despite John son's plea that he had hurried hither on "an IS hour train, yo' honah." "he raised the champion's bail from $1500 to $5000. Johnson's smile vanished like smoke. Unfortunately, he said, his roll, flattened by lawyers, contained only $2500 —would the court accept that in cash? The court decidely would not. so the big prize fighter was led away to a cell where he remained until late in the afternoon, when a friend put up as security property in Brooklyn valued at $12,000. is a freshman and when worked out yesterday showed medium speed, pas sable curves and fair control. Apple gate thinks he has the making of a good pitcher as "beef" and height counts, and Clemmens certainly has these two qualifications. He did not work himself hard yesterday, how ever. Johnson was on the receiving end of the battery yesterday after noon and his work was good. There will be a spirited contest for the positions in the outfield. Yester day Cox, Fe thouse, Greenwell, White house, Alstead and Crampton were given tryouts. These youngsters showed as good as could be expected. Ptrringer, one of the outfielders last year, warmed the bench yesterday. He will give any of the new material a hard run for the right field posi tion. Captain Shubert was at his old position at first base yesterday and made a good showing. Borleske, Belt and Gibson were worked out at third while Dunbar was on second and Stuht at short. Dutcher, Bade and Aubin took turns serving them up to the college boys, but there was no effort made to de feat them. Lankard caught for the town boys. Roller Throws Raoul De Rouen ST. JOSEPH, Mo., Mar. 24.—Dr. B. F. Roller last night won in straight falls from Raoul de Rouen. The first fall was given to Roller in five minutes and 30 seconds, because de Rouen bit him on the leg. The second fall, in two minutes, 20 seconds, was won on a head scissors and body lock. In the preliminary Max Ludwig, lightweight champion, threw young Atlas of France in 11 minutes, 20 seconds. Oldfield will go after the mile record today and promises a mile at 140 miles an hour. When Oldfield won easily in the one mile world's record championship event, it was evident the champion was only toying with his competitor, George Robertson, who drove the Christie car. Hanshue Makes A Record Mile LOS ANGELES, Mar. 24—An unoffi cial record of a mile in 44.3 seconds was made on the new motordome plank track by Harris Hanshue. Ap person driver, at its opening yesterday. Ray Harroun. driving a 30 horsepow- Marmon, made a mile in 52.4 seconds. The cars were only partially equipped for racing and the trials were the first ever made on a circular board track. Racing drivers here believe that a I speed of two miles a minute will be j established with safety on the track lat the inaugural meeting of the mot . ordome April 8 to 17, and tiire equal to the straightway records is looked for in the match race between Barney Oldtield and Ralph de Palma which will be a feature of the meet. In the opinion of experts the safety of the track is established beyond ques tion. There were 25 cars on the mot ordome at <»nee yesterday. The finish of the mile in 56.2 seconds was made by one car with a flat tire without skidding. The motordome which is the first board track ever built is a perfect circle a mile in circumference with a bank one foot in three. It is constructed on the saucer principle which has been suceessfudy utilized for bicycle and motor cycle racing. Oldfield, De Palma, Robertson, Biagg, Harroun and other no.cd drivers are entered for the inaugural meet rext month which, in addition to being the first ever held on a board track, will t be the first which will bring the lead ing drive) s of the east in competition with those who have been developed on the Pacific coast. Results at Emeryville. OAKLAND, Cal., Mar.24.—Thehor ses ran over a heavy track at Emery ville yesterday but form players were fairly successful in selecting winners. Who, a 15 to 1 chance, however, was a surprise in the first race. To Play Billiards. CHICAGO, Mar. 23.—1t was announ ced today that the match for the 18.2 balk line billiard championship be tween Harry P. Cline of Philadelphia, the title holder, and Albert Cutler of Boston, will be played at St. Louis April 2. They will play 500 points. Ad Promises Bat Another Battle ST. LOUIS, Mar. 24.—1n answer to a telegram from Bat Nelson, Ad Wol gast today promised to meet Nelson for another fight, which probably be held in San Francisco, September 9. AFTER WOUNDING FOUR MEN MAN SUICIDES WHEN CAUGHT Refused Ammunition for Gun H e Draws Revolver and Shoots at Crowd of Men. UNDIANAPOLIS, Mar. 23.—After he had created a reign of terror in the little town of Castleton just north of Indianapolis tonight by wounding four men, one fatally, Perry Roberts killed himself at midnight when brougnt to bay by a sheriffs posse. Roberts had been drinking in In dianapolis. While on the train home ward it is said he became involved in a cjuarrel with the conductor. Im mediately after he left the train Rob erts obtained a shotgun and going to a general store tried to buy am munition. This was refused and be open fire with a revolver on several men who were sitting in the store. James Wheatley, a farmer, was fa tally, and others were badly woanded. Roberts escaped and ran westward from the town to a pasture, where he • oncealed himself in a straw pile. No attempt was made to capture the fugitive until the sheriff and a posse of deputies arrived from Indianapolis. When they reached Roberts' hiding place at midnight, he opened fire, but seeing he was about to be captured, shot himself. None of the sheriff's party was hurt. MAY BUILD NEW RAILROAD SOUTH TO THE ISTHMUS DENVER. Mar. 23.—Paul Morton, president of the Equitable Life Assur ance society and former secretary of the navy, spent today in Denver and 'left tonight for Mexico, where he goes, it is said, to inspect a new railroad which may become a link in the route to the isthmus of Panama. Mr. Mor ton denied today, however, that he had been elected president of the Pan- American road, although admitting he was interested "i the project. Mr. Morton held a conference with David H. Moffat, who is a director of the Equitable, and with his daughter lunched at the home of Crawford Hill. Peary Gets Generous NEW YORK, March 23.—Comman der Robert E. Peary bas announced his intention of turning oxer the en tire proceeds of his lecture before the Philadelphia Geographical society April 7 to the South pole expedition fund. The Philadelphia society wiH present its gold medal for the discovery of the north pole to the explorer at that time. Commander Peary started the south pole fund with a contribution of $10,000 received at the National testimonial in his honor at the Metro politan opera house, February S. Seven Are Injured. ST. PETERSBURG, Minn., March 23.—Seven passengers were injured, several of them seriously, when a passenger train on the Chicago & Northwestern railroad ran int 0 an open switch in the Kasota yards and collided with a string of freight cars this afternoon. Brown, Cubs' Star MPitcherlis Said to 15e thrHiqhest Salaried Twirler in Baseball If he can win thirty-five games this season Mordecai Brown, the Chicago Nationals' three-fingered pitching wonder, will be the highest salaried twirler in the business. Charles Mur phy, president of the Chicago club, says his compensation will exceed that of Christy MathewsoU <»f the New York Nationals. The probabilities are Some Pitching Marvels, Who "Have Nothing "But Control When any of the league teams sends a strange pitcher to the box the first query belched is: "What's he got?" This query is heard in every league in the country. A player will take his stand on the coaching line and watch closely ev ery move of the green pitcher. An other player will wander around be hind the backstop and try to "get next." The latter, when he comes back to the bench, even if he has fanned, will be smothered with the same query: "What's he got?" And the answer usually is: "Why, he ain't got nothing. I would have got to him only I was too arxious. Wait until I get to the plate again. All you fellows have to do is stand up there and meet the ball. 1 think it's a cinch." And then comes the next man and he too fails to reach the base. \Vhe 1 this thing goes on inning after in ning, the opposing team begirs to do some guessing. The newcomer 'has nothing." Still he prevents the bat ters from doing any damage. The players who ought to know e\ery kind of pitching, marvel how a pit cher gets away with the games, al though he "has nothing - ' but—control, and this is the most important thing in a pitcher's makeup. • Up to a few years ago we had a number of pitchers who didn't have enough sreed to break a sod? cracker and barely curved the ball. St: 11 they were the most successful tuirlers of the country, and year after year were at the top of the list. Study the Batters. The answer is simple. These pit chers made a close study of every man in the game. They learned their weaknesses and gained this valuable knowledge while pitching to the men. They may have been tipped that so and so could not hit a h:gh ball in close. But they wanted to know— and i n proving that the high ball, in close was effective, also may have discovered another weak spot. And this is why certain pitchers are so very effective against certain clubs. They have* the weak points of the batters down to perfection. J About twelve years back Clark Grif fith was one of the best ard most ■ successful pitchers in baseball. He had nothing at all. Speed was an unknown quantity in his make-up. He simply tossed up the slow ones and had such excellent control that he could putj the ball where the batter could not , land on it squarely enough to make it j sail out of reach of the fielders. Of ■course they hit him hard at times, but j these occurrences were very rare. Merc e r and Griffith. Then there was Win Mercer. Like Griffith he simply tossed the ball to the batters, but few men that faced h-m in those days could do much with his s iow delivery. They simply could not time the ball as it floated to them looking as big as a football. They either hit too soon or swung at the ball too late. Once it was a straight PAGE THRETC. TENNIS WRESTLING RACING BOXING that Brown will get between $*500.) and $7000 U his salary and a bonus of around $2500 if he wins games. In addition to this Murphy has offered bonuses to Ed Reulbach and < rrvi* Overall if they can win thirty games. If all three can do this other Cub twirl ers need win only one game a month to. cinch the flag. ball and then it was a measly curve. Criffith and Mercer simply outguessed the batter nine times out of ten. Al Orth was another of the old guard. He earned his title of the "curveless wonder" because he never appeared to have anything on the ball. He just tossed them over, occasional ly using the effective "drop." At the present time we have some pitchers who do not appear to have* anything, but who manage to win a majority of their games. Griffith, in Cincinnati, has Fromme and Gasper. Both of them all slow hall pitchers. Ask a man what Gasper has and he will look foolish and say: "He hasn't got anything, but somehow you can't get a solid crack at the ball." From me uses a slow curve most of the time hut he has a little speed, and when his control is right he gets away With a whole loj °' games. If the batter liked a high ball this class of pitcher would feed him ono as low as his knees. The next one would have just a bit of speed to it. tlthough when the pitcher was set and started to throw, it looked as if h<* were going to "burn it" over. This is the change of pace, using tiie sans motion in pitching 1 the fast one as is used in sending over a "floater." It is sure to keep tbe batter thinkim? so faSf that he is invariably outgues- Si d by the pitcher. Leever a Wonder. Sam I,eever has bern pitching bail nearly fifteen years, but you can al ways find him near the top among tho winning pitchers. And the ball play ers will always tell you that he ha** "nothing." He has control, however, and knows how to serve the ball whero the other fellow can't hit. LeSTST won eight and lost one game hist sea son, and he helped out in ten other games. Fred Clark, the Pittsburgs' leader, used the old war horse only aerainst the batters who could not hit his slow ball. In 1908 Leever won twenty-two games. So you see it Isn't always the pit cher with the dazzling speed and curv es that is successful. Control, or ability to put the ball over the plate, not too high or too low, and still where the batter can't get to it squarely, is the secret of suc eesa. Mathewson is the pitching mar vel of the age. He has speed, wonder ful curves, perfect control and a change of pace that is baffling. Sey mour had speed that was terrific and a fine stock of curves, but be lacked control. And It is the same with Leon Ames. The latter can curve a ball oetter than any man in the big lea gueß today, but is an uncertain pit cher because he lacks that one essent ial —control. The very offer that may mesa ?reat advantage to you may be here day and gone tomorrow, snapped jp by'a more watchfu, classified reader.