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Local Club Cannot be Sued,
He Says—Season's Play
ing Card a Dandy.
Director A. J. Kavanaugh of the
Grand Forks baseball team is not
worrying over A. U. Put ford's $60,000
In real Shakespearean fashion, he
replied, when questioned, with an
other query: "Where will he get it?"
Mr. Kavanaugh is a Arm believer
|b the old sav: "You can't get blood
eut of a turnip."
"Not a chance," said Kavanaugh
morning, "not a chance in the
rid. He might just as well have
for 160,000,000 he'd get it just
a* easily. Re can't sue the league,
suod moreover he can't sue us. The
Qrand Works Baseball club Is a North
Dakota corporation, organized under
the laws of North Dakota and separ
ate and dlstinot from the Northern
league. The only thing that ties the
Grand Forks club to the Northern
josgne is the franchise, which the
(Blob pi
"•"as money for.'
the Schedule.
80 Sir. Kavanaugh passed to more
fcnportant things—the schedule.
•"It'a a Bne schedule," he said. "It's
Che beet one they have given us. The
pdhedule allows ua eight Sundays, but
jwe can get in two more, which will
lielp materially. Take on Decoration
day and Fourth of July, for Instance.
Fork* plays at Winnipeg on
sgr. May 29, and then jumps
1 to play the Decoration day dou
eader with St. Boniface. Decora
tion day falls on Sunday, and so the
holiday games are carded for Mon
day. leaving Sunday an open date for
both St. Boniface and Grand Forks.
(Well, we can play here 8unday. The
•ame thing happens on the Fourth of
JWy, except that we play in St. Boni
face the precedlng Saturday. The
Winnipeg team comes in here for the
holiday card, which also is on Mon
day, leaving Sunday an open date for
both team*."
The schedule Is excellently ar
Itnged. Grand Forks opens at home
on May 0 and plays a series of fifteen
mines, closing on May 20. The team
then makes its first road tour, playing
abroad from May 21 to May 29, in
clusive. A double-header Is played
on the latter date at St. Boniface.
The team then comes home for a
series of eight scheduled games, in
cluding the Decoration day double
header with St. Boniface. An extra
game will be crowded in on the pre
ceding Sunday, though.
First at Fargo.
The nickertails then go to Fargo
for a series of four games, returning
here on June 11 to play four games
with the Twins.
A long swing around the circuit
follows. The team plays away from
June 15 to July 3, Inclusive. A dou
-ble-header is played at St. Boniface
on July and on Saturday, July 8.
Thirteen games are scheduled for
the next at-home stand, which begins
With the double-header on July 5. An
extra game will be arranged for Sun
day, July 4. The team Is then away
from July 17 to July 23, inclusive.
Fine at Home Stand.
The next at-home stand is a good
pne, coming as It does, during the
latter part of July and the first part
of August. The series begins July
Si and ends August 9.
The last swing around the circuit
ll sarins August 10 and ends August SO.
The last at-home series is played
August 81 and September 1, 2 and
with-the Fargo-Moorhead team.
The FUckertalls then go to Winni
peg to cloee the season, playing a dou
Ple-header on September 4 and an
other on September 8.
steers you to a normal condition.
Mb harmful results. No discom
fort. &AV1QS riMn Free book
1ft of information. Call or write
1*25 Third Ave. S. Phone 1111.
•^ff PM4
Springfield, 111., April 10.—Agree
ment has been reached in the sub
committee of the house committee on
license upon a bill legalising boxing
in Illinois. Chairman Vickers of the
sub-committee said the agreed bill
would be presented to the full com
mittee next Tuesday and would be
reported favorably to the house not
later than Wednesday.
Features In BBL
As outlined by Chairman Vickers
the agreed bill will provide these fea
The state athletic commission shall
consist of three commissioners ap
pointed by the governor at a salary of
82,500 each.
Allowance is made for 81,S00 maxi
mum expenses of the commission and
its officers.
The state shall have seven and one
half per cent of the gross receipts of
all matches conducted under the pro
posed law, as administered by the
IjimHed to Ten Hounds.
Boxing contests are limited to ten
rounds with no decision.
Six ounce gloves are authorized.
A minimum age limit of 18 years is
ordered for boxers.
Legally incorporated clubs under
the Illinois Incorporation act may take
out license to give a boxing exhibi
tion under the boxing bllL. Such club
shall furnish a bond of 88,000 with
the commission as a preliminary to
such an exhibition.
Row Over ?fame.
There was a big row brewing over
which of the three original bill Intro
ducers, Santry, Hilton or Epstein,
should have his name tagged to the
measure. It now develops that none
will have this honor.
Baseball Team Will Practic
ally Make it Complete
North Dakota Season.
Fargo, N. D„ April 10.—Baseball is
progressing merrily out at Fargo col
lege. The stadium still bears a strong
resemblance to a fish pond but it is
hoped that in a few days it will have
drained oft sufficiently to allow prac
tice on the diamond. A strong effort
will be made to get it in good playing
condition by the time the first game
of the hilltop schedule is played,
which is slated to take place on April
19 when the Norwegians from across
the Red will endeavor to trim the lo
cals for a season starter.
Fargo college, according to Its
schedule, which is published below,
will make no trips outside of the state
this year except across the river, but
it has a strong card of games arrang
ed with local and state schools. The
collegians will bring one team, St.
Thomas, from the Twin cities here for
the last game of the season.
Five of last year's men are out again
for places on the team and these five
alone will make a strong infield for
the college. They are Peterson, Sim,
Ellis, Twlght and Ray. Two of the
last year's squad, Lutz an Boise, have
not shown up for praotlce yet but may
be out in a few days.
New men who are being tried out
for infield Jobs are Swelngson, Mcln
nis, Rockell, Lane, Blegen and Daw
son. A number of other men are out
for jobs so that Watkins will not lack
for material to make a strong team
this year. The complete Fargo col
lege schedule is as follows:
April 19—F. C. vs. Concordia at F.
April 24—F. C. vs. Moorhead Nor
mal at F. C.
May 1—F. C- vs. Moorhead Normal
at Moorhead.
May 5—F. C. vs. Concordia at Moor
May 8—F.
vs. U. N. D. at Grand
May 12—F. C. vs. A. C. at A. C.
15—F, c.
vs. Wahpeton Science
at F. C.
May 19—F. C. vs. U. N. D. at Fargo.
May 22—F. c. vs. Wahpeton Science
at Wahpeton.
May 25—F. c. vs. A. C. at F. C.
May 28—F. C- vs. St. Thomas at F.
New York, April 10.—A dinner
without speeches will feature the an
nual reunion of the Iowa Society of
New York tonight at the Plaza.
Read the
May 2«, 27, 2», 29,
July St 3. t. 7. 8
Aug. 27, 28, », 30
June 11,. 12, IS, 14
July 17, la, i», 20
/f s*
May 21, 22, 2
July 1, 1, 3, 3,
Aug. 31. Sept.
June 7, 8, 9, 19
July 31, 32, 23 A
June 19, n, 21. 38
Aug. 28, 34, 3C, 36
June 38, 24, IS, 38, Sf
Aug. 1»,:11,13.18 -4'
Jone 38, 29, 89
Aug 18,19, 39. 21, M'
June 11, 13,13, 14
July 17. 17, 19, 30
Sept 4, 4,«, S
June 88, 39, 80
Aug. 33, 34, 3S. 31, 30
Jon* 19 S4. 3$,
AUg.14, 14,
Juneil,!#,^ J«ae 19, 19, 31, 33
Aug. ll, )0, 80, SI,
St. Louis, April 10.—Piloted by
Fielder Jones, the St. Louis'Feds prom
ise to make a better showing this year
than they did last. Jones has drawn
some pretty fair material from the ma
jor leagues, and in addition has taken
some of the poor material which made
such a ragged showing with the Slou
feds last year and rounded it into iair
The pitching staff, which is regard
ed as considerably stronger than that
of 1914, has been drawn almost en
tirely from the majors. Eddie Plank,
the Athletic-veteran. Is showing up in
old-time form in his new uniform..and
will be one of the pitching mainstays
for the Sloufeds. Otis Crandatl, who
Jumped from the New York Giants to
the Feds last year, and who Was a
Sloufed regular,' Is breezing them over
the plate in a way that makes him
loom up as a contender for pitching
honors In the league.
The other pitching regulars will be
Edgar Willett, one-time Tiger twirl
er, and Bobby Groom, who gained
pitching fame with the Washington
Jones has three other pitchers.
They are Dave Davenport, once with
the Cincinnati Reds Charlie Watson,
who was with the Chicago Feds last
year, and Ernie Herbert, a former
Cincinnati pitcher. Xf Davenport could
gain control he would rank as one of
the greatest pitchers in tho baseball
world. He's 6 feet 6 inches .tall, of
powerful build, with a line assortment
of curves and a tremendous amount
of steam. But he can't control the ball.
Harry Chapman, once with Atlanta,
and Grover Hartley, one-time New
York Giant, make up the catching
Fargo, N. D., April 10.—A deal In
volving thousands of dollars and one
of the most Important of the year, was
successfully closed yesterday whereby
the Chaney-Everhart Candy company
purchased the good will and manufac
turing plant of the Pioneer Candy
company. Negotiations had been
pending for several days.
For years the Pioneer Candy com
pany, one of the largest In the north
west, has been affiliated with Park
Grant & Morris, wholesale groceries.
The purchase by the Chaney-Bverhart
people, makes them' one of the largest
candy houses west of the Twin Cities.
M, S4, 2S June 3. 4. E.
July 13, 14, li, 1*
sept 4.», e,
1. 3, 3
May *1,
Jane 1,3
July 9, 10,11,13
June 7. 8, 9, 10
July 21, 22, 23 May 2«, 37, 28, 29, 90
July 1,1,.J, 3, 4
N. Dakota's
May 31. 22, tl, 34. 84. 81
JulyS P. M„ (, 7. 8 .. ..
37, 28. M. 30
June IB, 10 IT, 18.%iK& June 38.14, 31, 38
Aug. 18, 19, 39, 31,
Aug. 11, 13, 1«
June 11,'10, IT. 18
Aug. 14. IS, 11, 17
--j. -MM
June*r,39,M, 30
4H. », 3i lCM
SPORTS—North Dakota's eat est MthleticS Page---SPO RTS
to right Willett, Groom and' Plank.
"Babe" Borton,. who was traded by
the White Sox to the Yankees and
was then shooed off to the minors, is
showing up well at first A1 Bridwell,
the former Giant and Cub star, is
playing a great gteme at second, with
Ernie Johnson,' the fleet-footed and
fast-fleldlng youth at short He once
was with the White Box
Charlie Deal,:' who won fame as a
Boston player til, the 1914 world ser
ies, covers third. He's fhowing up ev
en better at the fielding Job than he
did- with Boston-laat.year. Hia hitting
la more in evidvno* this year. Jones
has taught him afew tricks about hit
ting that probably will increase Deal's
hitting power by about 30 points..
Robert Vaughn.' star of the Prince
ton college team a few years ago and
with the Buffalo Internationals last
year, and Harry frits, who was with
the'Chicago Feds in 1914, act as util
ity lnfielders. Both men are good
fielders and good' batters.
Jones has five outfielders. Armando
Marsans, ranked as one of the great
est outfielders the National league ev
er had is in center. Ward Miller, for
mer Cardinal and Cub player Is in'left
with John Tobln in right. Tobln Is a
little fellow. He weighs only about 165
pounds, but he's as fast as chain
lightning. He played on a college, team
and later as a St. Louis semi-pro until
he Joined the Sloufeds last year. His
work won him a regular berth.
Del Drake, formerly with the Ti
gers, and Larue Klrby, from Mobile,
Ala., who was on the Giants reserve
list, are the two extra outfielders.
"I look for my boys to show some
real baseball this year," says Jones.
According to an announcement
made by a member of the Chaney
Everhart firm the Chaney Candy, com
pany will on Mopday move from its
present location on.Fifth street north
to the Pioneer Candy company build
ing on Northern Pacific avenue.
Fargo, N. D., April 10.—Fargo col
lege affirmative team' last night won
from Jamestown college In the home
debate by a. decision'of two to'.one,
and .the Fargo negative team'lost at
Jamestown by the same split, on-the
question of. government ownership of
interstate railways.
May «1, 31
June 1,3,11
July 9, 10. 13
June I, 4. li a. y&u.i
July 13, 14, 16, 1«
Julys A. M.
Aug. 31,. Sept 1,1, 8
June l9, Mr1. 32
|Afag.'14, I*,. 30,*31, M' A
Jme is, tt, it,,
^•Mg. 18, 84, 31,
May 14, IS, 11, IT
Aug. 2, 8, 4,1
Kayir, 1»,30
July 34, 34/ ft, 27
iffisy «,'7, 8,
July. 38,. 2f, SO, 31, 31
May 10. lVll. il
Aug.:.*, 7r T. 9 V.
JuaeSTrSi 31, 89
Aug.-14llS.il! 17 June 7, 8. 9, 10 --B
J»ly 17. 17.x 19. 39
New Superior Magnate does
Not Think Pulford
Will Win*
Superior, Wis., April lft.—In the
opinion of A. la. Steece, the new own
er of the Superior- club, A. H. Pul
ford and his associates have little
chance to collect any damages from
the Northern league or to prevent the
new Winnipeg club from playing Its
schedule in the Dominion's western
"From what I learn from the other
magnates In the league Pulford has
no chance for a comeback," said Mr.
Steece. "I am not thoroughly familiar
with the deal, it having been made
before my connection with baseball.
I notice that all cluba are made de
fendants. In his contract with the
league, Mr. Webb, the new magnate
at Winnipeg has guaranteed to per
sonally take care of any legal matters
at Winnipeg so we have nothing to
worry about. However, if necessary
we will back him up."
Workmen have started the improve
ments at Hislop park and everything
will be in fine shape when the season'
opens here. Mr. Steece yesterday
contraced for timber with a local lum
ber concern and will increase the seat
ing capacity of the bleachers. The
grandstand will also be renovated and
the entire plant painted green, which
will give the park a metropolitan ap
pearance. The entrance is to be
changed to the northeast corner of the
grounds and will be a fancy affair.
Manager Curtis is busy negotiating
with players and expects to report a
likely looking collection here April 20.
Curtis last night by wire closed with
Ryan, a catcher from Spencer, N. D,,
who accepted terms and will report
New Orleans, April 10.—Matchmak
er Tokn Andrews announoed that Mike
Gibbons had signed articles for a
twenty-round bout for the middle
weight championship of the world
with Jimmy Clabby- or the next best
challenger. The mateh will be staged
before Dominlck J. Tortorich's club.
The date will be selected by the club.
A diamond belt, emblematic of the
championship, will be awarded the
Tommy Gibbons In all probability
will be matched here this month with
either Knockout Brown or some star
Oakland, Cal., April 10.—The an
nual three-cornered intercollegiate
race for the Pacific coast rowing
championship between the University
of California, Washington and Stan
ford, was run here today on the Oak
land estuary course. The Washing
ton crew was the favorite in the bet
If financial assistance can he ob
tained from the Panama-Paclflc ex
position, three eastern crews will be
brought to the coast to compete with
the western eights. Letters have been
received from Syracuse and Wisconsin
universities agreeing to come to the
New York, April 10.—The Long
Island clay-target amateur trap
shooting championship, postponed
March 6 because of a billiard, will
be decided today at the Neponsit Gun
Newark, N. J., April 10.—Governor
Fielder, Senator Martlne and mayors
of this and nearby cities will review
an Illuminated and decorated automo
bile parade tonight, promised to 'be
the' largest ever held in Jersey. Two
hundred cars are entered alone by
the Newark Motor Truck association.
The Motorcycle club of New Jersey
will also participate, as well as clubs
from Paterson, Jersey City, the
Oranges, New Brunswick and Morris
New York, April 10.—The series of
big league exhibition baseball games
In this city and vicinity opens today
with a game to be played In Brooklyn
by the New York Americans and the
Brooklyn Nationals. This marked the
first appearance in this city of Bill
Donovan as manager of the Yankees,
arid local baseball enthusiasts had
planned to give the two teams a rous
ing send off.
Chicago, April 10,—Hay and broom
corn manufacturers and dealer^ from
all parts of the west were represent
ed here today to oppose freight rate
Increases proposed by the western
railroads In the interstate commerce
commissions hearing in the "western
advance rate" case.
May 18, 19, to,
Aug. 6, 7, 7. 9
May I*. IB, IB, 17
JUly 33, 29, 30, 81
May 10, II. 13. 13
July 24, 24, IC, 37
May •. .T.iS, 8
Aug. 2, 3, 4, 5tV
May 10, 11, 12,13
Jifly 34, Mi 30, IT..
Aug. Z, 3, 4,
Aug. 31. Sept 1, 2.
May 31. 37. 83, 39,:
S* iV,
At Baltimore today, where the In
ternational team wae driven to Rich
mond by Fed competition, the Newark
team, transferred from Indianapolis,
made its bow. Cy Falkenberg, the
"Human Darning Needle,"' is elated
for the mound honors for Newark,
whose team' comprises most of the
1914 Fed pennant winners. The new
grounds of the Newark club at Har
rlson. N. J., will probably.be chris
tened April 16 toy the Baltimore team.
The umpires' staff of the Feds this
year consists of Chief William Bren
nan, James Johnstone of Newark, F.
Westervelt of Richmond, William
Flnneran of Brie, Harry Howell of
Brooklyn, Iiouis Fyfe of Chicago, B.
McCormlck of Chicago and Spike
Shannon of Minneapolis.
Milwaukee, April 10.—The Brewers
say they have been handed another
lemon by the Chicago White Sox.
When Lena Blackburne was sent back
to the Sox, President Comiskey hand
ed the local club Jimmy Blook, and
there was another player to figure
in .the deal. Block never helped the
Brewers to any extent, arid the other
player was never handed over.
Now Happy Felch has been sent to
the Sox and Catcher Andy Slight was
turned over to the local club In part
payment According to reports from
the south, Slight will be but little help
to the Brewers, for his arm, which
kept him out of the game all last sea
son, appears to have gone back on
him again. If that is the case Clark
will have to look .for another catcher.
Slight has made'three trips to Bone
setter Reese at Youngstown, but the
work of the bonesetter ha# not helped
him any. Unless the arm gets back
into. eonditlon soon. Slight says, he
will give up the game for good.
Portland, Ore., April 10.—With
more than 200 of the best athletes
from universities, colleges, high
schools and academies of Washington,
Oregon, Idaho and British Columbia
entered, the twelfth annual Columbia
university indoor track and ifield meet
was held here today.
New York, April 10.—/Former Rep
resentative William Calder, republi
can leader of. Brooklyn, and unsuc
cessful candidate for senator last tell,
will be the gueftt of honor-tonight at
a dinner given by the republican club
of ,New York city, In recognition of
his ten years' service in congress. For
mer Senator Root.will be the princi
pal speaker. Committeemen in charge
of the affair are Representative Mott,
former Secretary of Wkr Simeon and
City Comptroller Prendergast
May 18, 19, 39 m:i
Aug.. $, 7. «, 9
Aug. 1
iJUBO Ji 4». K«
luly S, S 8r ft 8
May «l «l
•Hay «. 7, 8,
Aug. 1
Kay 10, II,.
*Ug« *.1,9,9
Kay 18,19,
ruly 34, M, 34. 37
Prid* is justified
when you wear-
At Brooklyn, Buffalo.
At MUuwwb Newark.
At Chicago, St. Iodi.
At Kansas Otty,
(By Hal SMridan.)
New York, April 10.—They're oft.
The 1915 baseball season was opened
today by the Federal league, getting
the Jump on O. B. big leagues by four
At Brooklyn, Baltimore, Chicago
and Kansas City today, the fans gath
ered to uBher in King Baseball for
his 1915 reign with the umps' cry of
"play half
The Feds' debut today will be fol
lowed April 14 by the opening of the
National and American leagues sea
sons, The baseball war la still on,
but many wise ones declare that this
will be the last year of war.
The Federals went ahead today,
however, with all appearances of an
Indefinite stay In the baseball world.
Their team roasters presented many
new faces aa a result of winter raids
on the ranks of the foe. All of the
teams have been strengthened during
the lay-off.
(By Left Hook.)
The man who licks Jeas Wtllard
mutt be a giant!
Heavyweight champions of the fu
ture must be giaatst
That 1% if precedent is worth a Jit
Jess Willard is a big man—an extra
ordinary big man. He la six-foot six
Inches in height and 238 pounds of
fighting weight make him the biggest
champion of all times.
But he Is merely following out the
dope—that champions must be bigger
aa time goes on.
A composite picture of twentieth
century heavyweight champion, made
up of the averages of the men who
have held the title, gives us a man
8 feet 2 1-3 Inches in height and
129 1-3 pounds In weight. The nine
teenth century champion is a mere
pigmy, comparatively, of 5 feet ll 1-1
inches In height and weighing 191 1-3
Here's how it is figured:
Take Paddy Ryan, John I* Sullivan
and Jim Corbett, as representative of
the nineteenth century champions.
The 105-pound Fltsslmmons will bs
eliminated as a boxing freak, whose
like Is not apt to again appear. Ryan
was S feet 11 Inches and weighed 200
when Sullivan beat him- Sullivan was
6 feet 10 1-2 and weighed 190 at the
time. Corbett licked John Ia stand
ing feet 1 inch and weighing. 178
pounds. The average of these figures
Is given above.
im Jeffries stood 6 feet 1 1-1 inch
and weighed 220 pounds. Jack John
son stood 6 feet 1 Inch and weighed
approximately 230 during the latter
part of his career. Willard, the giant,
stands 0 feet 6 inches and weigh# 238
pounds. These three give an average
of 229 1-3 pounds and 6 feet 2-13
Inches in height for the twentieth cen
Fargo. N. D., April 10.—Manager
tTnglaub received signed contracts
from Frank Drels and X«sUe M.
Krlppner both eandldatea for tw:
third base job. Dries played the posi
tion last year. He is the player se
cured from Fort William in a trade.
Krlppner played in the W.-J. league
last season. His home is at Carrlng
ton, and he has many North Dakota!
friends who will hope that he may
land a regular berth on the team.
Unglaub got a letter from J. M.
Schuler and he expects the Jaok
rabbit" will be oavorting around sec
ond base when the practice season
Al' Ellis, a pltoher from Aitken,
Wla, has been signed up. He was
In the same league with Wahlstrom
last year. Fargo may get Wahlstrom
who is now trying out with the Min
neapolis Mlllera.
A story Is going the rounds of the
league that the Fargo-Moorhead team
has begun practice. This is a mis
take. Unglaub Is the only member of
the team in the city. The story evi
wl,en 11
New Tork. April 10.—A public wel
wm. demonstration in honor of
ent at
Mtoy 14.11. It
Aug- 9. 8, 4,1 -vti:
June 1, 3 ?.*
July 9,10, U, it
June's, «, 1, .rl'v
ialy S, S, 9, 7, 8 I
July U. it, U,:S4.
Aug.. 81. Iqt l, 8. 3
Au« 27, is, Mi »0^..fe.Ai
that Unglaub was bringing several
eastern players but they will not ar
rive until April 23, when the local
training season will begin. All play
ers slgned by Bob are instructed to
report. April 22.
tne arrival of the new world's cham
pion heavyweight here tonight A re
ceptlon committee of men prominent
in the sporting world will meet him at
Jhe railroad station and an escort of
and includ-
^outs and
members of the Kansas society and
other organlastions, will lead the
champions progress up Seventh -ave
rirind. wltH® t^U^rd
St- Nicholas
18 to
t** four
partner Savage, his sparring.
—•r*Ie annual
club will
be held at the commercial club rooms
«L m^.°k ®iturd»y afternoon. At
fo!?thi Kovrnon
for the coming year will be elected
will be made of the olans
which the park board has formulated
for the care of the tennis courts and
other matters pertaining to the run
ning of thei. dub. All Individuals who
duM the
Park board
are .considered membera
rOO P. M.
that a war tax ls to be plie-,
•d on
ada ha' is*"8
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