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CORBETT. v IT is with pleasure that i nave accept ed an offer from the Evening STAR to give my views In a dally article pertaining to the fight situation In this country, and to edit the boxing news of this page during my engagement with “Honey Boy" E.anS's A.lnstie.s at the Newark Theatre this week Of course, people are still interested In that Jeffries-Johnson championship battle held out in Reno, Nov., on July 4 last, and I am requested to give my views of the battle that attrac.ed such world-wide interest wherever 2 go. Therefore, It Is In order that this bat tle be discussed In this, my first article. The first thing that ! want to say an 1 which I would duly Impress on ths minds of my readers is that JEFFRIES WAS NOT DRUGGED. I was with him almost every minute of the pre liminary training period and I can truthfully say that Jim was under the Influence of no opiates. Jeffries's defeat was due to a nervous collapse—a lack of confidence in him self and a breakdown due to the severe strain under which he had labored dur ing the time from which he first went into training until he stepped Into the ring on that memorab'e day on which Uncle Sam won his independence but the white race lost the supremacy of pugilism. There were several things which seemed to get'on nerves. First there was Billy Delaney, who had de •erted Jeff after an argument with t big fellow a few years before Billy went over to Jack 'ohnson's side. Je^ u"<’pr*,aInI.P*lan7 ® at,t': tude. They bad been livelong friends BII,y had developed Jeffries and started him on the road to success. and It al™°»‘ broke hla heart when Jeffries . learned that Delaney was going to h«ck Jack Johnson to spite him. Often when he should have been training of when we were on the road together Jeffries, when his thoughts should nave been on other matters, would turn to me and remark: "Jim. I can't under stand It. Why should Delaney turn on me like thjs?" I tried to console him and turn his mind to other channels, but Jeff was stubborn, not only In this way. but In many others. For Instance, when the pair signed articles I begged • the big boilermaker not to sign to hit on the breakaway. But Jeff would not listen to me. In a way It wob the same heroism which marked that gallant feat of the American crew of the Merrimac led by Richmond Pearson Hobson, then an en sign, when he bottled up* Cervera's fleet In Santiago bay. Most oi my readers, I suppose, will remember how It was suggested that the Merrimac bo sacrificed and blown up at the neck of the harbor in order to bottle up the Spanish fleet. It was suggested that the Merrimac should sail under Spanish colors In or^er to deceive the enemy', but Hobson said, "Xo; If we are to die it will be under the Stars and Stripes." How success ful he was is a matter of history. I draw this line of comparison to show that It was pretty much the acme spirit which actuated Jeffries In refus ing to do as 1 suggested. He knew that fighting In the clinches find at close quarters was his enemy’s strong hold, yet he preferred to go down like a real champion. riving no quar ter and asking none. He had been a real champion—a thor oughbred—and if t were to die he would die as he had fought, flying his v true colors He had never before asked for any such.concession, as he called It, md he never would. Jell Worries In Training. When Jeffries went Into training he began to think over thee matters, however, and they weighed on his mind heavily. There was that ever recurring thought: "The whole world is watching me. What a disappoint ment It will be If I fall to uphold the honor of the white race." I tried to talk him out of that mood, and used as ari argument that the public had forced him Into the fight; had dragged him out of his retirement, and It waa up to the public to do the worrying, but Jrff ould not see It that way and brooded over his chances. Then, too, he would not listen to his advisers. I wanted him to box more than he did. but he would not listen to anyone. About two weeks before the fight he brgan to realize that I had been right—that he should have boxed more, and that made him feel worse than ever. He simply could not take his mind o'* that big fight, and the day before the fight his brooding became more apparent than ever. We sat down to play a card game, and he made ridiculous mistakes. We pre tended not to notice them. Jeffrl< s worried too much. When the time came to go to the arena I was with Jeff. Through some mistake we started down the wrong ntslr and had to go back. Jeff had been following me. a dull, meaningless expression In his eyes. The Incident, due to somebody's carelessness, seemed to get him going worse than ever. When he was In troduced he stood In the middle of the ling with his mouth open, gaping around like one In a dream, his legs vide apart and presenting a pitiable sight. Jeffries was beaten, but I still main tain that hnson Is far from being a real all-around champion. Time and again he hit Jeff on the Jaw with every ounce of bis 200 pounds behind those blows, and still he could not knock JeffrleB out. Johnson would have been n cinch for Jeffries In his prime, but I will not discuss the present champion today. I will give my opinion of the present heavyweight champion of the world In tomorrow's article. O’NF.IL WINS POOL MATCH. The 20''-polrt pool matt which ended at Corcoran's parlors, In Verona, last night was captured by Patrick O’Nell, of this city, who tallied 200 points to V. ^.ori Iran's 194. The same players will meet In another match. The first ! If will be played In ‘erona next Tuesday night, and the Inal halt at F. J. Chadwick’s parlors Monday night, March 27 OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS AT ENGLEWOOD COURSE EARLY IN MONTH OF JULY. BV STRAIGHT DRIVE. THE dates for the open champion ship of the Metropolitan Golf I Association, awarded to the \ Englewood Country Club, have finally been decided on as Thuroday, Friday and Saturday, July 6, 7 and 8. The club has made application to the executive committee to grant those dates for the event. It is a wise golf club that looks ahead and provides for the future. Many prominent golf clubs have passed out of existence thrrug their golf courses becoming 'too valuable for building purposes to be retained any longer for golfing. The Ridgewood Golf Club Is one of this kind. It still has a two-year lease on Its present nine-hole course of something over 3,000 yards In length, but, despite (hat fact, they have pur chased tbs tract of land, containing 105 acres, very suitable for golfing pur I poses, and It Is their Intention to have an eighteen-hole course laid out this spring, which will be In a playable con dition by the time their lease expires at the close of the season of 1912. They will have plenty of time to make a i thorough Job o. their new venture and i to build a suitable club-house. When i they take possession It will be under the name of the Ridgewood Country Club. The Richmond County Country Club will hold its annual meeting Monday evening, April 3, at the club-house. It will be one of i lore than ordinary lm portrice, as four amendments to the by-laws will be offered by the board of directors to be voted upon by the members In regard to raising the In itiation fee and annual dues. The officers are: President, Edward R. Stlttenlng; vice-president, Edward W. Brown; secretary, '.mes G. Clark; treasurer, Arthur Mau; directors. A. P. Kelly. W. p. Lough, W. x>. Bellnap, Ralph McKee, J. w Faber and W. W. Price. NEWARK PAIR TIED FOR 7TH PLACE AT BUFFALO. In the two-man event of the national bowling tournament now being held In Buffalo, Fred Malnes and Herman1 Eyrlck, both of Newark, competed in that series last night and tallied a total of 1,220, tying Sutton and Tyser. of Rochester, for seventh position. Eyrlck rolled In excellent form, aver-i aging 217 2-3 for three games. New arkers did not do so well In the Indi vidual event, all rolling In poor form Of the New Jersey men. Elston, of the Passaic Club Athletic Li ague team,; was the highest, making a score of 685 In ;he New York State League contest Rochester won two out of three games from Buffalo. BYRON TO UMPIRE IN SOUTHERN LEAQUE. SAVANNAH. Ga.. March 14.—Umpire BUI Byron, who officiated In the East ern League last year, has been ap pointed a member of the Southern League staff of umpires by President Kavanaugh. x HACK THROWS OLSON. BATTLE CREEK. Mich., March 14.— George Hackenschmldt, the "Ruadsn lion," defeated Charles Oleon. of Indianapolis. In an exciting bout h' re last nleht, winning by two straight falls. The Hr t tall came In 30 ml.u.tes. 3rt sefcnnds, on an arm and body hold, j and the second In a like manner In 16 minutes and 30 seconds. Letters. There la a letter at thla office for Mr Zipf. manager of the Park B. B. C. There ta a letter at thla office for the manager of the Armory A. A. M’GINNITY FAMILY AND A GUEST IN “IRON MAN’S” NEW STUDEBAKER IW————apvpBwl—WW——w .1 1. iitwCTWCTwroiwwBwaaWi JIM SAVAGE FORCES A WHITE “HOPE” TO THROW UP SPONGE IN SEVENTH Frank Moran, of Pittsburg, No Match for Clever Orange Heavy weight, Who Fights Best Bout of Career—Victory Makes a “Hope” Out of Winner, Who Now Looks Promising. DISPLAYING form that surprised even h -. most ardent admlr. rs and fighting the battle of his career. Jim Savage, of Grange, admin istered a severe drubbing to Frank Moran and force ' the latter's seconds to throw up the sponge to save him from being knocked out In the seventh round of a scheduled ten-round bout at the Olympic A. C., of New York, last night. There was no question of Savage's superiority over the husky and hard hitting Plttsburger. It was Savage's Initial appearance In the roped arena since *hls meeting with Sailor Burke at the Olympic Club of Irvington, in January. Jim rot only outgeneraled, but outslugged Moran. 1 Taking advantage at the very offset ’ j of his opponent’s lack of knowledge of 1 the scientific points of the game. Savage Jabbed Moran at will. At tempting to work In dose quarter — his best style of milling—Moran In the early rounds proved a chopptng-bloek for the Orangelte. Had It not been t r his remarkable ability to assimilate punishment he would probably ha'8 been stopped long before the seventh round. Not once during the entire time the men were battling did Moran appear to have an even chance of winning. Informed of his awkward manner In i trying to work In close quarters and deliver body punches, 'avage met the rushes of Moran with terrific smashes to the point of the Jaw. which many of the spectators believed would stop the ‘‘Fighting irishman" before the completion of the fifth round. Savage Confident. When the men first entered the arena It was evident that the Orangelte was [ in proper condition to fight the battle of hla lifer It appeared as if Moran outweighed Savage by about fifteen pounds. Ne.ther man weighed In. Moran was full^ six inches tailer than Savage. Vt hen the bed sounded the opening of hostilities. Savage immediately began fee-l.ng out his man, Jabbing lightly to the face three times without a return. Moran missed several vicious swnngs and appeared away off In his Judgment of distance. Shortly after the second round began, Savage, seeing an open- . Ing, whipped home a terrific left-hand i Jab that closed Moran's eye tightly, i Enraged by his futile attempts to land a damaging blow Moran began swing ing an<} fell to the canvas several times as a result of his misses. Savage fought co.lectedly and easily avoided his opponents mad rushes From the third round It was easy sal. lng for the Grange boxer, who was dealing out an assortment of hooks and jabs which gradually wore down his opponent. During the fourth, fifth and sixth rounds Moran hardly landed an effect ive punch on Savage, and was being Jabbed all over the ring. Whipping home with great force a wrell d rected right-hand swdng to the Jaw. Savage sent Moran to his knei s In the fifth but Mpran Jumped to his feet immedi ately and began clinching desperate'y. Savage contented hlmBelf by Jabbing and was constantly smiling to h>s friends seated around the rings’de When the bell sndnded In the sl't’i round, Savage began dlrect'ng his punches to the head and Moran gradu ally weakened under the attack Moran was clinching constantly and barely attempted to land a punch. He began fighting foully and was warnel by the referee about butting and back heeling. It wae apparent when the <-ev«>nts round Vegan th-t Moran would not l>st the ten rounde and Snvnee's fr'e d - began shouting madlv for a knockout Moran was being Utterly cut to nlec»s and was unablp to see. He ota^ge-et around the ring In s bewilder'd eo-d' lion and was a nl'lfiol sight. Ylcldl g to «ho”t' of fhr nner'ator» *n trk h’m out Joe Jeanette lomned Into the ring and acknowledged defeat for his man Savage 'eft the ring ano»r'*n‘lv ti""* the worse from his experience, an-t was riven heertv nnnlause as he emerged from the arena. FIGHT NOTES. The Pitchey McFarland and Owen 1 < Moran are ready for their tournament i at the Fairmont Club, In New Yoric. tonight. McFarland rules favorable, Harry Lewis, of New York, knocked out Jimmy Horman, of London, In the second round at the National Sporting Club In London last nig! • The bout was scheduled to go fifteen rounds for a pur; of tl,7‘ The first round was Horman's, who did all the leading. 1 piling blow after blow without a re turn. A vicious right to the Jaw just as the bell rang sent Lewis to his c.r ner with a puzzled look. At the ad vice of his seconds Lewis changed h s ! plan of campaign in the second round and rushed at the Engl:, nman as :Oon as the gong again started hostilities The Britisher, evidently awaiting thes new ta.tlcs, caught Lewis coming with a Stiff -uppercut, which partly dazed the American. However, his advant<g? was short-lived, for during the clinch which follow 1 Lewis drove his fist into , Horman's stomach, and th English man went down and was counted out Tc my Houck had an easy time get ting home In fro t In his bout with Young Yoldman at the Postman Club last night, after ten rounds of one sided milling Houck i a.. things ease for a few i unds, and, after getii g warmed up, went after his man f >r keeps, punching hi i all over the ring and easily havlr" the better of the argument at all stages. A1 Pelmont, outwelgh'pg and cut boxing Harry Davis, of Philadelphia, won the decision In fifteen rounds last nip’t at the Rhode Islr nd A. C.. of Providence, R. I. Davis made a gooJ Impression In the opening rounds but permitted Pelmont in the later stages to do most of the leading and to score with left Jabs too often. Jim Barry, one of the best white heavyweights now actively engaged In the ring, declares that he will stop Joe Jeannette when they meet In the ring of the National Sporting Club on Thursday night In a ten-round con test. Barry has been training for this contest for a month: In fact, ever since the night he boxed Jeannette six rounds at Ph ladelphla, when they sup- j piled the Bensatlonal preliminary to the Brown-Wo’ :ast match On that night, j after the most exciting contest the Philadelphia far.a had ever witnessed between big men, Barry declared from ! the ring that he would agree to stop J annette In six rounds. He Is anxious to make good his boas* and has trained faithfully with this ambition in view. Jeannette, however. Is not alarmed at the prospect. He Is working hard at Hoboken and says he will be In the i rst of shape for Barry. The New York fans know that Barry will have In m some to acrnmnltsh the task, ns Jeannette Is well-known as the gamest and most rugged boxer now before the public. Jack Johnson and Sam Lang rord have both failed to send him down for the count, and the experts believe that the best Barry can do Is to carry aim along at a terrific pace. All of which means that one of the greatest aoxlng bouts of the year will take place. Leo Houck, of Lancaster, who 1* al-out to go to Europe to fight all mid dle-weights. not on’y fulled to stop ifarrv Ramsey In si* rounds, at t'*e American A. C„ last right, tut was outfought In the closing rounds, par ticularly the sixth. In which Ramsey j did his best work. The ropulnr opinion seemed to be that the verdict had one been given, should have been a dmw. ' The ten-round tout between Battling Hurley and Pave Peshler. of Boston, which was scheduled for the Olymp c C. stag on Monday night, will most Ike y fall through. The managers of both men were unable to come to an igreement on the weight que't'en an’ hey separated without doing nny bu 1 cess. It Is possible that they may .tralghten the matter out. Battling He ry was beaten by romrny Andreach. at the Pos man A '., In New York last night. In a slx ■ound bout. Tommy meets Jim Me 3ulnn at a local club tonight. Thnrs lay right Tommy me^ts Terry Edwards | it the Whirlwind A. C., of Brooklyn. * ™ III IIWill II M’GINNJIY MAKES GOOD USE OF HIS NEW AUTOMOBILE Will Make Many Rjos from Lakewood to This City During Training. TOE McGINNITY Is making good use J of his new thirty-horsepower "E. / M. F." Studebaker. The Tiger owner-manager can be seen any morn- ! lng speeding down Hamburg place to ■ the ball park In his new machine, some j times as early as 7 o'clock. The “Iron I Man" puts In a strenuous day and ox- j pecta his car to put In a day equady as strenuous. The car has withstood the tests we’l thus far, but the real test will come at endurance, when the Tigers are at Lakewood. The distance from Lakewood to New ark Is shorter by the roads commonlv I used by autolsts than the rail routr, and McGlnnlty expects to find his car invaluable while the Tigers are In camp. He can make the trip at any time and save time In the bargain. In- i stead of being regulated by ratlroal j schedules. Cy Parkin has taken a Ilk lng to the car and would not objeci ! to having one all by his lonesome. If j Cy continues to pitch good ball his ; ambition will probably be realized. A local boy. Howard Albright. Is act j lng as McGlnnlty’s chauffeur -ind is an | adept at hand ing the machine. The . “Iron Man" had somp local newspaper men out in the machine last week, and all agree It Is a good one. PASTIME’S RELAY RACE TO BE A WONDER. Sport followers will glue their eyes on the Intercity relay race which will be a feature of the Pastime A. C. games In Madison Square Garden to rlghL When Tex Ramsdell, of Phila delphia; W. H. Hoi en, of Boston, and Harry Glssing, of New York, hit the trail In thj last leg one of the greatest finishes In the history of sport will be witnessed. From good autho tv It was learned that the su pension of Hayes has been lifted and that he will comieti tonight. In the big race teams from Philadel phia. Boston and New York will take part. W. L. Jones, *he well-known sport follower, announces the follow ing teams; Philadelphia, Tex Ramsdell. Hough, Haydock, Haney and Hayes; Boston, Holden of Bates, O'Hara, Praut and Young of Amherst; New York, Shep pard, Glssing, Rosenberger and Lor* lar ACADEMY GYMNASTS TO APPEAR IN JERSEY CITY. Newark Academy's entire gymnastic squad will compete In the first an uu “gym" carnival of Jersey City Hl,h School, to be held In Jersey City to morrow night. Coach Man ney is confl- l dent that his boys will make a goud showing, as all are In fine condition. The wre.-tllng tournament of the local academy is now In full swing. Two bouts were decided at the gym nasium yesterday afternoon. Donuld Mai. om threw Laurence Clark. In thr heavyweight class. In ti ree mln. tes and fifty seconds; "Billy" Guidierg threw C Iff Allsoip In one minute and th.rty seconds. B< th bouts were de cided on a rolling fall. WGINNITY INVITES CORBETT I TO CINE AT HIS HOME. Manager-Owner Joe McGlnnlty, of the Newark Club, has Invited Jim Cor bett. who is appearing at the Ne.v urk Th»atre this week, to be the guest uf honor at a banquet to be held in the McGlnnlty home tomorrow night 'orbett and McGlnnlty are old friends. 'Gentleman Jlnt" knows every big eague player of note personally and is t great fan. The “Iron Man" thought hat this would be a good opportunity to show his appreciation of Corbett's friendship to him In the past, and Hence the Invitation. Mrs. Corbett Is 11, and that may possibly prevent Cor uett from attending a format banquet. n in " itrw^lifluTli iiinii i n^l PARKIN SPENDS MUCH TIME ON THE FOREST HILL GOLF LINKS TRAINING Dakota Pitcher Likes the Gam e, as It Loosens Muscles of the Arms—Order Placed for Ticket Booklets—Denial That Boston Club Is Sold—Toronto-Rochester Game Will Not Be Played. PDATING golf le one of Cy Parkin’* training stunts the e days. Cy Is a novlcr at the game, but he proved quite adept on the Forest Hill links, and says It Is great for easing up the muscles of the arms, while the walking gives him pie nty of exercise. Parkin says that the game Is all right for exercise, but a3 to exclteme- t e would rather play ti .d'.e-de-winks or tlt-tat-toe. He says his principal de light In the game Is to hear the ball swishing through the air, which re minds him of the good old summer time, when the hits are flying about his ears. Playing golf is one of Cy Parkin's training stunts these days. Cy is a novice at the game, but he proved quite adept on the Forest Hill links, and says It Is great for easing up the muscles of the arms, while the walking gives him plenty of exercise. Parkin says that the game Is all right for exercise, but as to excitement he would ! rather play tlddle-de-wtnks or tlt-tat- 1 toe. He says his principal delight in ! the game is to hear the ball swishing through the air, which reminds him of the good old summer-time, when the hits are flying about his cars. Cy Intends to Jump rope daily as an exercise during the training trip. The big fellow Is going to practise skipping the hemp, to get a good start at this game, which is on the regular routine of the prize-fighter, and he will then challenge anyone In the camp to an endurance contest. McGlnnlty has cut out shooting and has asked Parkin to do the same, as the best gun lr. the world kicks the least bit and injures the muscles of the arm In time. St. Patrick's Day postals from Joe ! Crisp were received by Parkin and Secretary Frank McTague today Crisp writes that he likes his team-met s and that he has teen going along in great shape. He Is getting in his "homers” regularly. Five hundred wooden chairs for the smoking section arrived yesterday at the local baseball park, and the work of fixing them to the flooring will be started shortly. Secretary Frank J McTague left an order with the printer yesterday for the new booklet which will be Issued by the Newark Club There will proo- | ably be twenty-five tickets In these books, good for general admission into j the grand stand, to be sold at *10. _ | Rumors which hove been current In Boston for some days of the impending sale of the Boston National Leaeu Baseball Club to H H Frazee, the the atrical manager. are emph it callv le- | nled ty club officials. Wll iam H pbu n Russell, president of the cluh, who Is hi Augusta, Ga„ with the team, tele graphed a denial last night, and Vice President Page characterized the story as “without any foundation.” President J. J. McCaffrey, of the To ronto Club, has refused Manager Joe Kelley, of the Leafs, the privilege to play a game with Rochester at Rome, Ga, against the wishes of President Ed Barrow, and another crista has been avoided. The Rochester Champs are now tn their training camp at Anniston. Ala., and the first practise game between the Regulars and the Colts will be played on Friday. On Monday and Tuesday the Hustlers are scheduled to meet the Phillies. Wilfred Osborne, the heavy-hitting outfielder, arrived with the other “vets." but has not yet signed his con tract. Neither has Pitcher Holmea Catcher Charley Tonneman. who played with Toronto last season by an optional agreement, has been turned over to the Jersey City Club by the Boston Americans. Tonneman was out of the game part of the season with blood-poisoning, which necessitated the amputation of a finger, but it did not hurt Ills work when he returned to the game. He batted IS'1 In forty-five games. Tonneman has already signed with the Jersey City Club. Jack Ryan received a message from President Garry Herrmann, of the Cin cinnati Club, saying that he waived on McMillan, In order to get rid of the player, as Brooklyn persistently •*» fused to let go of the little fellow. Herrmann promises a good tnfielder to Jersey City Instead. It will probably be Downey, as the Skeeters have a man coming by that Esmond deal Jimmy Rl’ev. a Buffalo hoy. who was a star shortstop with the Pterce-Ar rows, a leading Buffalo semi-pro team, has been signed by the Buffalo Club Riley was with the Boston Rustl-rs for a month last season, but was shift ed to right field, a strange position, aa he had always played short. Bud ShRrpe thinks that Riley, with whom h- was a team-mate at Boston, will make good. Joe Cleary, a cousin of the Newark pitcher. Jimmy Clearv. has also been offered a trial hv Manager Stallings. Cleary is a catcher. CAPABLANCA LOSES. SAN SEBASTIAN, pal March H.— The thirteenth round of the Inter national chi s- tournament yesterday resulted Rubinstein defeated Capa blanca, Telchmunn drew with Maroczr Vidmar drev.- with Sch lech ter. Bern stein d.ew with Nlemzowatsch. Mar shall drew w'th Du-as.