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THE TIMES: MARCH 9, 191&.
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Robinston Beard, formerly a j prominent polo player and gentleman ' rider and now an amateur breeder of blue-blooded poultry and dogs at 'Lucknow Farms, Norwalk, Conn., has bought the Airedale terrier Ridge ; wood Rocket from Andrew McCrea of I Philadelphia for $1 000. The import 1 ed dog was whelped on June 17, 1915, and last year, besides other victories, won the trophy for the best of all r breeds at the Newark and New Bed ; ford Dog Shows, i a successful sire. He has also been Beard judged sporting spaniels at j the Westminster Kennel Club Dog 'I Show, and on Feb. 27 and 28 of the I week Vollowing ' he judged Airedale and Sealyham terriers at the Phila I delphia Kennell Club show. He I bought Ridgewood Rocket during the j visit. The dog was known as the I "Airedale of Mystery" when first im- ported. FATHER TO PLAY SON IN FINALS ( Pinehurst, N. C, March . 9. Fifty s Hsemi -final matches In the 13 divisions i i f of the spring tournament at Pinehurst (were played on the championship j '. course yesterday. Henry C Fownes ) &of Pittsburgh and his son, Charles B. ( b Fownes, won their matches in the f first 16 and will oppose each other in j . ethe 'final contest for the president's 1 lr trophy today. I H. C. Fownes played against Leslie j Dcano Pierce of Ekwanok, and was 1 Cup at the turn. He forgctdi ahead rap ! lidly on the Inward journey and won I I the match by 4 up and 3 to play when j l-he sank a long putt for a 3 on the flf- . pteenth. Fownes was playing a decid I I edly good game when tho match came Vto an end and had a medal score of 9 for the 15 holes. The other semi-final match between IC. B. Fownes and Franklin H. Gates i-went to the 17th hole, where Fownes L drove the green and sank a long putt Wot a 2, taking the match by 3 up audi 1 to play. OLSON AGREES TO EBBETTS' TERMS Ivan Olson, the shortstop is the. latest member of the Robins to agree with the terms offered by President Charley Ebbets. Olson's signed 1918 contract was delivered to the Flat hush squire yesterday. The player spent the winter out on the Pacific Coast and will not be among the first squad of Robins to arrive at the club's training camp at Hot Springs. He will. i however, start for the camp from the f coast, and is due to report fer practice i March 15. I ' Last season Olson was the club's j regular shortstop. He took , part in about 140 games and compiled a bat- ting average of .269. He was rated among the leading fielders of that po 1 sition with an average of .941. GIBBONS BEATS CHIP. Scranton. Pa., March 9 Tom Gib- i bong of St. Paul defeated George Chip ' of New Castle, Pa., In a 10-round " bout here Thursday night. Gibbons I won nine of the ten rounds. The other was even. PROF. JIM ATLAS CURES MORE COLDS THAN YOU CAN POSSIBLY REALIZE Stop filling up your poor stomach with "bunk dope" It's a bad way to treat the system. It's the same with rheumatism and feeling lazy and V)ut of kilter! : . EFFICIENT J ATTENDANTS New York, March 9 Just as the bluebirds and the robins started north yesterday, Miller Huggins and a flock of Yankees began their flight the South. The last message of the Yank pilot to New York fans be fore hopping onto the Pullman was that he had every confidence of fin ishing somewhere among the first eight clubs in the American League race. In the party with Huggins were Pitchers Ray Caldwell and Herb Thormahlen. Caldwell remarked that he had lost more games by one un than any other player alive, but he was optimistic and hinted that no ball club could hit forever as poorly as the Ya"nkees during the last two seasons. Two new folks in Huggins' retinue were Doc Woods, the official bone Better, and Paddy O'Connor, the new coach. The Yanks have been injured so often that they have worn out a ccuple of trainers, so Huggins had to et new one this year.- Doc Woods is a keen individual, and whenever a Yank is ordered to pitch, and wants to beg off because of a sore arm, the DoS will look over the wing in ques tion and tell "Hug" whether or not the pitcher is stalling. Doc Woods also has a new liniment of his own concoction, which he can rub on glass pitching arm and make it as supple as a piece of rope. The trainer , brought along an extra" bag, which he said contained his kit of tcols. Faddy O'Connor, the new coach. will pick out a nice shady spot under an old apple tree at the training camp in Macon where he will let the young pitchers throw the ball at him for several hours per day. Paddy's task will be to hold the pitchers in re straint, so that when they return north they will still have the pitch ing arms they brought south with them. Often young pitchers have a habit of throwing so hard that the arm is in danger of going along with the ball. Huggins left with 18 players signed. Marsans, the Cuban; Lefty Mogridge, Derrill Pratt, and Eddie Plank have not signed yet. Huggins expects to whisper something in Plank's ear on the way South, and Plank is expected to be so pleased that he will whisper back: "Well, if you put it that way, sure I'll sign." There is a great treat in store for Huggins 'when he gets to Macon, be cause has has never seen the Yankees play. "Hug" has seen an assortment of players in his day, but -he is goin: to see some new styles of batting which will open his eyes. He is going to put the brakes on Ping Bodie, for he wants Ping to save a few of his hits until the season opens. Bodie cannot do much damage to the fences at the Macon park as a young tornado hit the park this winter and removed many of the barriers which might or dinarily obstruct Bodie's drives. Morst of the recruits will join the party along the route and by the time the Yanks pull into Macon this even ing, that is, if the trains are on time, Huggins will have the pleasure of shaking hands with Hannah, Ruel, McGraw, Monroe, Slim Love. Ward, Camp and Vick. Joe Kelley, the Yankee scout, will be at Macon to Welcome the party. Kelley has been sentenced to watch the recruits play, as he picked most of them out. It is always a good plan" to make the scouts watch the young players work out in the spring to get thor oughly acquainted with them for that prevents' the scouts from picking them out again when they go back to the bushes. Bob Conery, the new Yankee scout, will also be at Macon, to sympathize with Kelley when the young phenoms strike out. GEORGffi MONROE CHOSEN REFEREE The Italian-Riverside Athletic club last night announced the list of offi cials for the Johnny Dundee-Willie Jackson bout at the Arena, New Ha ven, on the night of March 25. George Monroe, former bantam star, will referee; Frank H. Smith, sporting ed itor of the New Haven Register, will hold the stakes. Hugh Rorty of Hart ford will do the announcing and Bob Wilson, sporting editor of the Journal Courier, will hold the watch. THOUSANDS SEE BENEFIT FOR SOLDIERS Kev York, March 9 Thousands of boxing enthusiasts in the Bronx turn ed out last night to witness the exhi bitions at the 2d Regiment Armory, held for the purpose of securing funds with which to equip the members of the old regiment now in the Federal service at Spartanburg, S. C, with athletic paraphernalia. Billy Gibson, who directed the show, stated after ward that it exceeded his expecta tions. The bouts of chief interest was that between Benny Leonard, world's lightweight champion, and Freddie Reese, his sparring partner. ' They boxed three interesting rounds, which produced some lively boxing at times Battling Levinsky, a light-heavyweight boxer, now instructor pf box ing at Camp Devens, Ayer, Miss., re ceived a great ovation when he step ped into the ring against Cleve Haw kins, the Canadian colored boxer They also fought three rounds, as did Lew Tendler, the. new sensation among lightweights, from Philadel phia, and Frankie Conlfrey, a Har lem product. Principals in another three-round exhibition were Joe Lynch, a leading contender, for- ban tamweight championship honors, and Dave Astey, former amateur cham pion. Many other exhibitions wer-3 put on. "SAGINAW KID" FOUGHT 77 ROUNDS George Lavigne, "the Saginaw Kid," considered by many fight fans the greatest lightweight in the history of the ring, began his professional pugilistic career 29 years ago, when he fought one of the longest and hardest battles ever witnessed in America. A novice at the game he was pitted against a veteran much taller and heavier than himself, George Siddons, famed in boxing an nals " the Iron Man." Siddons had seldom been beaten, but the best he could do against the 8-year-old "Saginaw Kid" was to get a draw at the end of 77 grilling rounds. Think of it, 77 rounds! This battle, La vigne's first, was pulled off in his na tive town of Saginaw, Mich., where he was born in 1871. Siddons was nat urally, dissatisfied with the result, and asked Lavigne vfor a return match, which was fdught in Grand Rapids a few weeks later after the first battle. Another draw was the result, after 55 rouids of terrific fighting. Lavigne was of French-Canadian descent. Squat of physique, he was almost as broad as he was tall. His early muscular development was gain ed in chopping down trees in the northern woods and loading , heavy sacks of salt on the barges at Sagi naw. After the Siddons bouts the Saginaw Kid defeated Jack Ever hardt, Andy Bowen, Johnny Griffin and other good men, Bowen dying from injuries received in the ring. Lavigne's most memorable perform ances were his two victories over Joe Walcott, and his defeat of Dick Burge, the great English boxer. Burge had an advantage of some 25 pounds, but the Kid whipped him with ease. The "Barbadoes Demon," although a welterweight, fought many middle weights and heavyweights during his long ring career, and defeated so' good a heavy as Joe Choynski. yet he was unable to hold his own with La vigne, the lightweight. As Lavigne defeated Walcott, and the "Black Demon" whipped Choynski, and Joe knocked out Jack Johnson, the Sag inaw Kid may claim to have been a better man than the former heavy weight champion. Lavigne held the lightweight title, which was surren dered to him by Jack McAuliffe, for five years, from 1894 to 1899, losing It to Frank Erne. Twenty-eight men were fined $10 each for attending cock fights at Sayville, L. I. SWEET PEAS. VIOLETS, TULIPS, DAFFODILS. JOHN RECK & SOX. TAKING HOTEL ATLAS TURKISH OATH uilllllllllllilililliniiiiliiiiiiillMiiuiiiTiiU: I Sporting 1 Chatter niiiiimiiiiiiiiiiiiimiiiiiiimiiiiiimmnn Roger Bresnahan, once with the Giants and now manager of the To ledo club of the American Association, has cast envious eyes oil several play ers who are going South for a trial with the Yankees. If Huggins de cides to do any "farming out" Roger will have first call. Old Mordecai Brown is some bowler, even if he can't hook a base ball over the plate as he did once. He rolled 212 in a match game at Terre Haute Tuesday night, and in the same game a team mate, Charlie Cade, rolled 300, a perfect score. Clarence Mitchell has accepted the terms of vv liber Robinson and sent in bis contract. He was obtained by the Dodgers under the waiver rule from Cincinnati. , Well, Miller Huggins got what he was going after. In Ping Bodie he has a steady, hard hitting outfielder, although not fast on the bases, he makes up for this in long distance hitting. Last year he had 28 two baggers, 11 three-base hits, and seven home runs to his credit and sporting a batting average of .291, which was nine points more than Frank Baker, the Yankees' hardiest hitter had. Hal Volmer, , former Columbia swimming captain, has received commission in the Naval Reserve Force, and has been assigned to the Pelham Bay Training station as an instructor in seamanship. Vollmer is intercollegiate swimming champion and holder of various national cham pionships. Germany Schaeffer is the latest big leaguer to become a college baseball coach. He is to lead Lafayette Col lege this year, having been sent there by Garry Hempstead, who is a mem ber of the Lafayette Alumni Associa tion, and was asked to help out in the matter of selecting a baseball coach. Jess Williard has purchased an "estate" in Lawrence, Kan. Accord ing to a description of the property that the heavyweight champion has acquired, it forms one of the show places of that section of the country. There are fifty-two acres and the large residence is of Colonial type. Moose Miller, first baseman of the Murlins yesterday denied the story printed several days ago stating that he was to retire from baseball. Miller stated that he will be back at Savin Rock on reporting day to make another bid for a job. The story of Miller's intended retirement is cred ited to Frank Lynch, prominent in athletic affairs at the Winchester plant. There's going to be an interesting battle between John Henry and Art Wilson for the position of first catcher for the Braves. Pitcher "Lefty" George of the Tigers, formerly of Columbus, is starting the season very well with the $2,240 he has just been awarded after his suit against the Kansas City club of the American Association. "Lefty" sued for $4,500, but the sum 'he got will help him buy ham and eggs for a week or two, anyway. This is the story of how Walter Maranville acquired the name of "Rabbit." If you are not interested you can skip this paragraph. Any way, here goes: It seems that in the spring of 1913 Stallings had the Braves at Athens Ga, Art Bues had been the choice for shortstop, but ill ness prevented him from being on the job. Maranville, who had come up the previous fall from the New Bed ford club of the New England League, was tried out at short. One day Stallings stood at one side of the field watching the workout with a group of newspaper men. Stallings was very enthusiastic over Maranville s per formance, and made the remark: "Look at that kid hop around just like a ratobit." Maranville was tagged the "Rabbit" then and thsre and the name has stuck ever since. CHEAP MEDICINE DOESN'T CURE human T XT T? A TTTT? IT TQTT R A TPT f - : :-: lAK A 1 UKIVIDXl DAIH . FAIRFIELD AVENUE NEAR BROAD STREET JIM VAUGHN AND GEORGE TYLER IGNED ChUago, March 9 Jim Vaughn avid George Tyler, the Cubs' two crack left .banders, both signed with the team yesterday for the coming season. Both pitchers had been holdouts. Ty ler for almost five weeks insisted he would not sign until given a part of the $5,000 paid the Boston club in the trade which brought him to Chi cago. Leslie Mann, leading outfielder of last season's Cubs, also delighted Manager Mitchell with a declaration that he can get a furlough from his Y. M. C. A. work during the baseball season. Mann has been employed all winter as an athletic director at a camp near Houston, 'Tex. He left the Cubs during the latter part of his career last year. He hit .273 and fielded in great style. He will report at the Cub training camp at Pasadena, Cal., with the other Chi cago players. Killifer, who was purchased from Philadelphia with Grover Alexan der and Claude Hendri, also signed yesterday. Alexander and one or two others now are the only unsigned players on the team. BASEBALL BAT IS 59 YEARS OLD TODAY In some communities in the early days of the pastime baseball was call ed "batball." The modern baseball bat had its origin just 50 years ago today, so this may be called the birth day of the sacred ash. On March 9, 1859, at a meeting of the fathers of baseball held in New York, it was de clared that the bat should be made of wood, and have a diameter not to ex ceed two inches and a half and a length not greater than 42 inches. In the years that have followed fewer changes have been made in the bat than in any other thing conected with the game. The provision as to length still stands, but since 1895 the swat ter has been permitted to use a slightly .thicker bat. The early rule that the bat be made "of wood" wasn't binding 'enough in the early days of professionalism, for some of the players sneaked in bats into which holes had been made and filled with lead. The rule of 1859 prescribed that the bat should be round, and this provision is in effect today, although in the intervening years there have been some variations. In the early '80s a "four-sided" bat was intro duced, and was indorsed by the gov erning body of. amateur players, but it didn't last- long and was never used by professionals. Later in the same decade bats made of soft wood, and fiat on one side were introduced, to be used in bunting. This variety of bat gained the recognition of the National League, and was used in nearly all professional circuits' up to 1893, when it was discarded, and out lawed. Prior to the adoption of the rule of 1895 any old kind of a stick was per missible in baseball. Even flat bats were not barred, and many star swatters used implements of prodi gious size. Palzer-Moran Bout. Al Palzer outpoirted Frank Moran In 10 rounds at New York seven years ago today. This was the first meeting between them. Palzer had boxed and wrestled a bit in his home town in Iowa and in St. Paul and was still a novice at the game when he took 'on the Pittsburger. Tom O'Rourke had taken the husky Iowa man under his wing and had taught him the rudi ments of boxing. Within a few months Palzer had knocked out Tom Kennedy and Al Kaufman, and in 1912 he put away Bombardier Wells and Sailor White. He was considered thA most promising of "white hopes" when he met Luther McCarty at Ver non in 1915, and was knocked out. A little later he again met Moran in New York and Frank sent him down for the full count. That ended Pal zer's career as a "hope." ORDER DODGERS New York, March 9 Plans for the spring training trip of the Brook lyn Robins were announced yesterday by Charles H. Ebbets, Jr. The players have been ordered to report at Hot Springs, Ark., on March 16, and most of the men will leave their homes by Tuesday o Wednesday of next week. Most of the pitchers and catcher?, however, are already headed for the camp to take three or four baths in the natural hot springs to limber up before beginning the strenuous drive. Among those who are on the way or who will leave today or tomorrow are Cheney, Mamaux, Grimes, Mar quard, Mitchell, Griner and Heitman, pitchers, and Kreuger, Miller, Snyder end Mack Wheat, catchers. The players will train at Hot Springs for two weeks and on April 1 will start east on an exhibition tour with the Boston Red Sox. They will travel by way of Little Rock. Dallas, Waco and Austin, Tex., and will meet in two games at New Or leans on April 6 and 7. From there they will play at Mobile on April 8, Birmingham on April 9 and Chatta nooga; Tenn., on April 10. The team will then jump to Brook lyn for two games with the Yankees cn April 12 and 13. The following day will be devoted to practice, and the final exhibition game will be played on April 15 with the Second Naval Reserve team of Newport fot tho benefit of thp Navy Relief So ciety. This will lead up to the opening of the National League pennant rac3 on April 16, when the Bobbins will face the Giants at the Polo Grounds. Ivy Olsen advised the ' Brooklyn Ciub by wire yesterday that his sign ed contract is in the mail and that he will report at Hot Springs on April 15. Most of the Robins are now in line. , M'LOUGHLIN IS IN U. S. SERVICE Maurice E. McLoughlin, who is en deared to the hearts of tennis play ers throughout the country, is now serving on active service in the naval reserve. He was ordered recently to report for duty on board the U. S. S. Oregon. The famous Comet was an ticipating such a call and had been studying for some time for an En sign's commission. This is the same rank held by Wil liam Johnston, w-ho until recently was on the Oregon. A short time ago Johnston was transferred to the Cin cinnati, so that there is no possibility of a national singles championship being waged on the battleship. AVhen Dane Met Denverite. Thirteen years ago Battling Nelson knocked out Young Corbett in the ninth round at San Francisco. The Dane and the Denverite had fought three months before, when Nelson put Young Corbett to sleep in the tenth round. The Denver boy was dis satisfied with the result and demand ed a return engagement, and Nelson was willing to oblige. Young Corbett smashed Bat on tne jaw repeatedly, putting every ounce of strength he had into the blows, but the durable Dane only smiled and took advantage of every opening to pound Corbett over the kidneys. Young Corbett de clared that he didn't get over the ef fects of his second bout with Nelson for more than a year. Bat's old boast that "I ain't human" certainly seem ed true in his contest with Young Corbett, for the latter, who was much the cleverer of the pair, put over dozens of punches that would have felled any ordinary lightweight. Al though Young Corbett continued fighting for several years he never met Nelson again. Twice was quite enough for the Denverite. Soon after his defeat of Young Corbett the Dane knocked out Jimmy Britt. ' The Administration bill for the control of the railroads during the war was prepared for final action by Congress when the Senate and House conferees reached a complete agreement. TT WTT T flTR!? VOTT f 11 VY lLiL VjU IVil, IUU . 1 I LESLIE MANN TO RETURN TO CUBS Leslie Mann, who has been engag ed all winter at an army camp near Houston, Tex., as a physical instruc tor for the troops, has been relieved of his duties and will rejoin the Cubs at their training camp in Pasadena, Cal. Mann was quoted recently as having said that he did not care to play ball this year, but preferred to stay with the soldiers and to go to France with- them if possible, and news of his decision to return to the Cubs was a surprise to Chicago fans. Manager Fred Mitchell, naturally, is much pleased by the return of the players, for his loss would have been a heavy blow to the Cubs. Mann hit .273 last season and was particularly dangerous at the plate with runners on the sacks. Furthermore, he is a good fielder and is remarkably fast on the base paths. ADVERTISE NEW LOAN". Washington, March 8 Nearly eVery Sunday newspaper in the United States will carry a special supplement insert showing the honor flag of the third Liberty Lean on April 7, the day after the opening of the campaign. These inserts, printed in colors, are to bes upplied by the treasury, and more than four million have been or dered. The enlistment of 1,000 young men for guarding ships in New York har bor is expected before Sunday. CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING SHOW MPNDAY, MARCH 11 CASINO, STATE STREET BRIDGEPORT STAR BOUT 12 Rounds at 122 Pounds Ringside AL SHUBERT Champion of Connecticut VS. FRANKIE BURNS of Jersey City SECOND BOUT 10 Rounds 136 6Pounds at 3 P. M. SHAMUS O'BRIEN of New York VS. JOHNNY MARTIN of New Haven THIRD BOUT 10 Rounds 135 Pounds at 3 P. M. LOUIS BOGASH of Bridgeport -VS. YOUNG EDDY of Greenwich MANAGER AND MATCHMAKER, ' BILLY HOG AN REFEREE, TERRY LEE TIMEKEEPER, M. F. O'CONNOR ANNOUNCER, FRANK BRAITH-, WAITE TICKETS ...... . $1, $2, $3 INCLUDING WAR TAX Doors Open at 7 O'clock. Guaranteed. Seats BOUTS PROMPTLY AT 8 'Phone Barnum 5619 For Information. SWEET PEAS, VIOLETS, TULIPS, DAFFODILS. JOHN RECK & SON. ' COLDS EVERYTHING SANITARY j t ) u