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I iv \ * A\NB more Instance as to why the M Eastern League and the Amerl | can Association should have a distinct classification and not bo herded ■with the rankest of the “bush" leagues is herewith shown. At the last meeting of the minor leaguers the question of fixing a location for the next meeting ' of the organization was discussed. Rochester, which won the pennant In the Eastern League twice In a row and is out for the third, was suggested, and NSW York City, as good a place as any, was mentioned. New York got five , votes, Rochester one and San Antonio, Tex., all the rest. Next year, therefore, all the minors will meet at that far , sway town. That's big business! Joe McGlnnlty says that he is of the opinion that many of the statements being sent out concerning the proposed insurgency of the Eastern League and ^ the American Association against or " ganlzed baseball are coming from some malicious source, with an object of stirring up war In the ranks of the or ganized sport. There can be no pos sible action taken until next fall, ac ^ cording to the Newark leader, because of tho truoe. Tho definition of one of the rules i adopted by the National Commission K yesterday la certainly anything but clear. What we take from It Is this: f Ut major league club obtains waivers on a player for sale to the minors, that major club may get an option for their purchase from the minor leaguers to Whom the men are sold at any time. The optional agreement plan works ouf pretty good. This new law, so far as the explanation goes, looks tike a plan whereby major league clubs can surely “farm out” players with Impunity. It ' v looks like a bad law. Manager Jack Ryan, of the Jersey City Club, would like to get Pitcher Rip Vowlnkle from the Buffalo Club. Ryan luia a liking for Rip ever ■ since he used to catch Vowlnkle when he ' was with the Blsons. Jack also be , Moves that It Is lucky to take castoffs r from Buffalo since Rube Klssenger made such a good showing last year. Knockout Brown, According to pres - fcnt dope, will probably box at Mc Oulgan’s. His opponent and the date have not been definitely decided, though the New Yorker will probably appear January 10. Brown will also fight on the 13th In Watervlett and on the Hth at Albany. All this Is' pre * para .ory to Brown’s fight with Tommy Murphy at the Empire Club Janu ary g8. 1 Bam Golden, manager of Joe Stein, ' Bays his man would like to meet Kid *■ Wilson as soon as the dusky Orange Ite returns to the United States. In a letter to the writer today Percy Wood ruff. writing from England, 6ays that he and Wilson are likely to turr. up * In Newark In tho very near fuiure. The match should be an Interesting Affair. Eddie Uslar will undergo his next ^ operation for his deadened arm to morrow. The Ironsides are doing every thing possible to help the lad. They had A benefit game yesterday, and are now conducting a drawing for him. To tbs Sporting Editor of the Phoning Star: I would like to Inform you that r George W. Hooley, a local boy, who has runVllmself to the top of tho ladder and was forced to run professional for his wrongdoing while an amateur, will run a professional race January 16. He will 'y run against John Sullivan, of Wood bridge, and Job Hayes, another local man. who turned professional last year. The race will be held In the Perth Amboy Auditorium, a twenty-four-lap banked track. „ Hooley will run under the name by Which he is known In South Jersey, I George W. Forbes, of Newark. Forbes Is a I to 1 bet to win this race, Sullivan for second and Hayes for third. Tho , winners will compete for 50 per cent, of the gate, which will seat 2,500. Forbes would like to meet any pro I fessjonal In New Jersey. When he gets through with the Jersey boys he will A try for the big ones. Forbes has made I such time as 53.10 for ten miles and 1 hour 59 minutes and 8 seconds for ' twenty miles on a twenty-four-lap track. Forbes does his training over X the Park A., C. five-mile course 1n Ellzabethport* every Sunday at 2:30 o'clock. The course is located at Broad way and Third street, Elizabethport. I » dose, hoping the boys will keep him busy for a while. I remain, AN OLD FORBES ROOTER. Newark, N. J. To tho Sporting Editor of the Erening Star: You will do me a great favor by pub is Hshlng the following: ~ Owing to the mean sportsmanship of Manager T. Haggerty, formerly con nected with the Dominican Feather weights, but now manager of the Mo hawk Five, the Harrigan Five had to disappoint a large crowd Sunday night k et Wiedenmayer’s Casino, when Mr. Haggerty failed to either bring or send his team down. After pymlslng me OXING SHOW iCTOB A. C., ZOO FEKliV STREET .rdneidny Night, January 4th .. HOET-Youiw Kurtz, of Newark, vs. irry Sorogga, of.ilaltlmore, six Rounds. [I-FIN AL—Cart Uealy va. William •na. Six Rounds. 4_OTHER IHG BOUTS—« Admission (We, 75c nod *1.00 a uow on aalo at Otto Karat Cafa, Ut gt and at tho Hall, 509 Ferry at. -“ SOMETHING UP HIS SIEEIIE,JS SI® Joe Is Making Many Trips to New York of Late—News Will Likely Concern Players—Gan zel Gets Hughes, Mitchell and Foster. Manager joe m'ginnity, of the Newark club, has somethin* up his sleeve, and may have an interesting announcement to make to the Newark fans within the next few days. The "iron man" has been In New York quite frequently during the last few days and was In the big town today. It Is supposed that he la after some of the surplus material on the two/ New York clubs' rosters, x Some time ago McGinnlty said that he would have a couple of new pitchers for next season, and It is believed that he may put a deal through to secure them today or tomorrow. Secretary Thomas Martin, of the Buf falo club, formerly of the Newark club, arrived In town today as per schedule, to assist Frank McTague, the new' secretary, In straightening out minor matters connected with the position. Ganxel at Work. John Ganzel Is pulling strong for that third pennant. His latest acquisitions In Pitcher Tom Hughes, Catcher Fred Mitchell and Shortstop Eddie Foster from the Y’ankees he figures will fill In the holes made vacant by the loss of | Shortstop Tooley and Catcher Blair, i Hughes was once with Newark; Fos i ter with Jersey City, and Mitchell, whose real name Is Yapp, went to the ! New York American league club from I Toronto. Jack Dunn Is Angered. It develops that the Chicago Cubs, I as well as the Cincinnati Nationals, j have refused to waive on Vic Willis, the veteran twlrler, purchased from the St. Iz<>uls Nationals by the Baltimore club recently. Jack Dunn Is getting hot under the collar at Bresnahan's way of doing things, as he believed that all the necessary waivers had been secured before putting through so Im portant a baseball deal. Dunn Is said to have paid the same price, $1,500, for Willis, as the St. Izouls Club would get if ho were let out by the,waiver route. _ COMMISSION TO PUNISH “COVERING DP” . <• — ■ - --— Supreme Court of Baseball to Hold Draft Money and Control Situation. BESIDES electing Garry Herrmann, of the Cincinnati Club, to the chairmanship of the National Commission for his eighth consecutive term, that august body, in session at Cincinnati yesterday, transacted sev eral other matters of Importance. Chief among them was an amendment to tho effect that clubs drafting a player shall, under penalty of a fine for failing to comply with this ruling, made a signed statement to the National Commission to tho effect that the player drafted was not taken to "cover up” in any way. If, on Investigation, the National Commission finds that such a signed statement was false each of the clubs figuring in such a conspiracy shall bo fined a sum equal to the amount paid for the draljt. A player who Is a vic that he would be down, I don't think he is a man of his word, so I will warn other managers when they are booking; games to keep shy of either the Do- i mlnican Featherweights or the Mohawk Five, as I have had a disappointment from both of these teams the last two Sunday nights. Being a lover of fair play, I remain yours In sport, LOUGHLIN L. FARLEY, Manager Harrlgan Five, 90 Garrison street, city. To the Sporting Editor of the Evening Star: Will you please advise us in the STAR as to the quickest way to reach the Grand Central Palace, where the automobile show is now: going on. Thanking you in sdvance, we remain, TWO STEADY READERS. Ail things considered, we think go ing to New York by any railroad and taking the Third avenue "L” at the bridge and getting off at Forty-second street Is the best way.—Ed. To the Sporting Editor of the Evening Star: The uniformed ladies* "In-er Seal” basketball team of the National Bis cuit Company (average weight 129 pounds) would like to book games with any feminlno basketball team within 50 miles of New’ York. Address Miss Elizabeth Wieland, care of National Biscuit Company, 84 Tenth avenue, N. Y. To the Sporting Editor of the Evening Star: Will you please let us know If Jos Jeannette ever knocked out or was knocked out by Sam Langford? A HARRISON HARP. The pair fought threq, times, accord ing to records. On April 6, 1906, at Chelsea, Mass., Langford got the de cision in fifteen rounds; on Feoruary 3, 1908, at Boston, they went twelve rounds to a draw, and In New York on September 1 of the same year they went six rounds, but no decision was given.—Ed. To the Sporting Editor of the Brenlng Star: To-•settle an argument, kindly state wh’ether there has ever been any mes sage sent from the United States to England by wireless direct, without re laying? Thanking you for any infor mation you might publish In the STAR, I am yours truly, GUS LUNDBLAD. No message is sent directly across the ocean; all are relayed.—Ed. NORTH ENDER.—Your query does not concern sports. It has been turnei over to the Margery Doon column.—Ed. To tho Sporting Editor ft tho Evening Star: How old is Frank Gotch? KLLAUS. He was born April 27, 1878—Ed. NEWARK FIGHT FAN HAS QUITE A CALENDAR ■ _ I ' A, **' UfELUj t ' tlm of such a deal will be declared a free agent unless some other major league club than the one drafting him desires his services. He will not be permitted to sign with either of tho clubs which figured In such a conspir acy. however, for a succeeding season. If the minor league club Is not guilty It shall retain the draft price. For the eighth successive time, Au gust Herrmann was made chairman of •the commission. John E. Bruce, one of tho principal owners of tho St. Louis American League Club, wag re elected as secretary of the commis sion. The commission also passed a rule prohibiting the winner of the world’s championship series from playing ex hibition games after tho series. Another rule passed prohibited play ers upon whom waivers had been asked and secured by a major league club from being sold to a minor league club before giving the club who tasked for the waivers an option on the players. The schedule committee of the. Na tional League, consisting of President Thomas Lynch, Secretary John E. Heydler and Barney Dreyfuss, presi dent of the Pittsburg Club, met with President Ban B. Johnson, who repre- ! sonted the American League schedule committee, and announced that while the schedules for the two leagues had been practically completed and adopted, nothing would be announced regarding the dates at this time. It was stated unofficially, however, that the two sea sons will open on the same day, and that this day will probably bo April 12. It was also stated that the two sched ules as drawn up aro for a scries of 154 games. One other matter of Importance tbet came up Just before the Nations! Com mission adjourned was the voting of an assistant to Chairman Herrmann. The chairman's annual report showed that during the last year 7.610 letters and telegrams had been s«nt out and 125 findings, rulings and notices had been promulgated. Beals Becker, who played a utility role for the Giants last year, will go back to his first love at Boston next year, according to a rumor. "Admiral" Bchlel Is also mentioned as a possible Dove acquisition next year. Henry Rustenhaven, a pitcher whose home Is in Cheyenne, Wyo., has signed with the Giants. William H. Russell, the new owner of the Boston Nationals, Is being sued by Charles S. Hill, a lawyer, for serv ices rendered In the transaction where by the Boston Club changed bands re cently. He demands 110,000 for his serv ices. which ho claims have covered a period of seven years. Russell says the fee is exorbitant. “Cuppy" Groschow, a member of the Terre Haute Central League team last year, had one of his arms severed In a wire factory at Adrian, Mich., yester day. Another veteran has hit the slide. Harry Niles, who played In 3t. Louis, New York, Boston and Cleveland In the Anjerlcan League, has been Sold to the Toledo Club, of the American Association! Niles was sold to the Cleveland Club by Boston for 64,000 last season. He acted as a general utility man. President Comlskey, of the Chicago Americans, announced yesterday that his team will leave for Mineral Wells, Tex., on February 28, to go Into train ing for the season of 1(11. The full itinerary of the trip after leaving Mineral Wells has not been completed. i i JOHNNY EVERS, THE ‘MONEY’ MAN OF THE BASEBALL GAME JOHNNY EVERS is not a champion batsman, nor a champion tielJer. but there Is no man In baseball more In demand than this game Johnny. Why? Bemuse of his reputation for brninwork. Evers is now appearing In vaudeville: is being importuned to coach several college teams next sprii g and is running a big shoe business tn Chicago. Evers had scarcely received his injury last fall, which kept him out of the world's series, when he was offered a Job on the vaudeville stage. A score of newspapers offered hlrn neat sums to cover the series between the , Cubs and the Athletics, and he had different offers on other side lines. Evers has been dubbed “the money man” of baseball. Johnny holds to his long green and will make a fat pile out of his ability to grasp a situation In a baseball game quickly, and act on the Impulse. It's great to have a reputation. PUBLIC SCHOOL FIVES GET INTO ACTION AGAIN. Southern, Senior and Junior Public School Basketball League teams got Into action yesterday, the former play ing four games, while the latter en gaged in three In the Senior League the following scores were made: Belmont Avenue 48, Bergen Street 3; Hawthorne Avenue 27, Hamburg Place 15; Morton Street 12. Madison Avenue 10, and Avon Ave nue 15, South Market Street •. In the Junior League the Results were as fol lows; Belmont Avenue 38, Bergen Street 7; Hawthorne Avenue 14, Avon Avenue 6, and Morton Street 10, Madi son Avenue 2. Follow tha Crowd and Sag Good Bouts ^ AT McGUiGAN’S CLUB TOMORROW KI6HT, 9 O’CLOCK 10-Round Star Bout—10 CHARLIE GOLDMAN, claimant to bantamweight championship of the world, vs. MIKE MAILIA, Boston's bantam champion. 91—U-ltound Semi-Finals—9 3—4-Koumt Preliminaries—3 PRICKS.SO«, 7go, 91.00 ^^^JLOJPhone 216^K^H*rrl»on^^^ KUNE AND IRISH PADDY IN SLOW BOOT Crowd Displeased with “Go.” Local Boy Afraid to Knock Out His Man. FEAR on the part of Patsy Kllno that If he boxed at top speed ho might knock out "Irish Paddy" at the Central Institute last night caused the audience to witness an un satisfactory bout and to go home dis appointed. It was a poor match. If an opponent who classed with Kline ha 1 been obtained Patsy would not have been so timid about mixing It. It was tald that Patsy did not want to get •s Troxler In bad with the police by sc flng a knockout. Kline led throughout the quartet of rounds. Ho waited till he got his man In a comer and then planted lefts to the Brooklyn boy’s Jaw. Kline used this punch all the time Patsy started the second round with rights and lefts to Paddy’s face. Both sparred for some time, the local boy again backing his opponent to a corner and then swinging his favorite left on the point of the Brooklyn boy’s chin that somewhat dazed the latter. Kline again led oft In the third round. He missed several blows by Inches, which, of course, delighted his opponent. The last round opened with both waiting for tin opening. Paddy clinched and on the break Kline plant ed clean lefts to his adversary’s jaw. At the end of the bout the Brooklynite was tired. The crowd hissed the box ers considerably after the "go." The semi-final was also a tame af fair, Buddy Faulkea beating Billy Smith, the Elizabeth mitt artist. The first and last rounds were even. Faulkes had the better of the second and third rounds. The first preliminary was between Kid Monroe and Young Werner, the bout resulting In a draw. The second brought forth Bert TIgus and Young Lawson. This affair resulted In a knockout for the former. He floored Ills opponent In the last round by hit ting him with lefts and rights to the face and body at will. Freddie White was all In In the second round of his bout with Young McKenna and walked out of the ring. Though the affair lnsted but half of the rounds scheduled. It was practically the best "go" of the evening, both boys showing cleverness. Kid Davis shaded Jim Sullivan. The former started with punches galore on Ills opponent's face, hut Sullivan nulv smiled Freddie Welsh bested Kid Adubato In Ihe last preliminary. USB STAB WANT ADS. . . i.:- u— . .*'*■■ .■**e^***errrr HELL'S OWNER DECIDES DDE ID BREED THE PUCES Foals of This Son of McKinney Expected to Be a Feature of Local Harness Horse Circles. Kitty Mac Goes to Whatton. BV WALTER E. ERLER. WHILE several owners of well bred mares are desirous of breeding to the rosn stallion McNeil, by McKinney, James Burns, his owner, has definitely decided not to breed the son of McKinney this season. Last spring he was bred to a number of local mares, a large proportion of which will foal to him this season. Two mares whose foals by the roan horse will be of particular Interest to local horsemen are those of the old chestnut trotting mare Hydrastine. 2:20%, and Evelyn Dillon, owned by J. G. Btelle. In a recent letter from Sena tor KeyB, of Somerville, who now owns Hydrastine, he assures me that the game old mare Is surely in foal, and her colt by any well-bred horse should bo a trotter from the word go. She was as game a mare as ever faced a starter, beautifully galted and possessed of a nervous, high-strung or ganization, which our ablest critics pronounce one of the great<>st essen tials In a brood mare. Evelyn Dillon has produced two foals, both by Joe A. Chin, own brother to Wilkes Heart, 2:06%, that are handsome and the equal of most colts of their age. While JoC A. Chin was a well-bred horse, he was In no way the equal of the roan stallion, whose offspring from such a mare as Evelyn Dillon should be the very best she has thus far produced. Whatton Buys Kitty Mac. William Whatton. of Irvington, re cently purchased the brown trotting mere Kitty Mac, 2; 19%, at one time owned by the late Thomas Teviin, of Elizabeth. This hiare will bo trained and raced during the coming season, and It is reported that Mr. Whatton will sell the bay trotting stallion Gold Baron, by Baron Dillon, 2:12, at the coming midwinter sale at the garden. 9trn»fl for »nwpn|«ke>. George Stengel Is heartily In sym pathy with those who are promoting a sweepstakes event for 2 ar»tt 2-year old colts to be raced at one of the meetings In the metropolitan district? next season, and has promised to enter a colt of each age In the evvnts. These Elkwood Farn^Volts are a pretty shifty lot, but them are those who (velieve they can make them step along right smart to win. - Berry Opens Slaltle. Frank Berry, who during the past seastm vvus second trainer In the com bination of l"ldie Hollenbeck, lias opened a public stable at Flnmingt n und now has about ten head of horses. Among the number are those owned by Abe Case, Intituling Baron Whirs, 2:05%; Edward T., 2:15%, and a green trotter by Lyon Bel, all of which will he raced over the half-mile tracks next season. Berry Is also winter ng the black mare Little Ella A., 2:1$%. owned by Starting Judge Ed Allen, of Klem lngton, and the pacing stallion Toklo, 2:15%, owned by Dr. Harris. New Green Trailer Here. It Is reported that there will be an other green trotter In the stable of Italph Sage In the near future that, will make the natives sit up and take notice. This horse comes here with a reputation for doing things, and If he has anything to deliver It's a bet that. Sage will get It. Colt Game Looks Good. Four or five colts came to this cltv from the recent Old Glory sale. Just at present I know at least three local horsemen who expect to take a cham e with a baby trotter at the coming mid winter sale. This method has the buy ing of outclassed horses beaten a city block and someone Is going to pick a winner for a short price.