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THE TIMES: MARCH 2$, 1913
LATES nnv EDITED BY T. F. MAGNER Bout Between Willard and Fulton May Be Staged in Connecticut rr r iri t r irfk t tt& rv in, AND MULVIHILL MAY LAND BIG BOUT; TELLS COLONEL MILLER HIS PLANS The coming battle between Jess Willard, the owner of the heavyweight crown and late circusp erformer, and Fred Fulton, the' Minnesota plasterer, will probably take place somewhere In Connecticut. Col. Joseph E. Miller, who holds the "papers" for the bout between the two giants of the ring, declared on his arrival In New York yesterday that if satisfactory arrange ments could be made the fight would . take place In the East. . Upon hearing jthese words uttered, 'Joe Mulvihlll, the fight promoter, of New Haven, promptly offered the Colonel $185,000 to stage the bout in . Danbury, Bridgeport or New Haven. Mulvlhlll also whispered to the Colo nel that there was no law against boxing in the state of Connecticut and that 20-round decision bouts had been held in New Haven in the past. Mulvlhlll added that ample seating capacity for the out could be ar- . ranged for at the ' Danbury Fair Ground and at the ballp ark in ' Bridgeport. He has already talked to the officials of the state about holding the bout and they are going to give him his answer on Monday. "Mr. MulvihiU's offer sounds good," aid the Colonel afterward, "but I'll wait a while and look around. I have received a number of offers, some le gitimate and others from men who are loking for a little free advertis ing. "I'm not looking for any angel for the bout and would prefer to stage it myself. But wherever It is held, I will have to have some local people in with me. Friends of Mike Collins, manager of Fulton, have made me an offer of $136,000 to take the bout off my hands and stage It in Minneapolis. "There is not the slightest chance of the bout being held In New Jersey. In the first place that state allows only eight rounds and, furthermore, only eight ounce gloves can be used. Such conditions would not create much interest." Connecticut would be the ideal spot to settle thes upremaey between the two gladiators, for the bout would draw a flock of fans from New York. It Is less than a two-hour ride to New Haven, Bridgeport or Danbury on a special train, and the New York crowd would be willing to pay high prices for ringside seats, provided, of course, that the bout was for 15 rounds or more and to a decision. "BOB" S HAWKEY LOST TO YANKEES PIRATES BEAT ATHLETICS. Jacksonville, Fla., March 29 The battle between the Pirates and the Athletics was continued yesterday with a decision in favor of Pittsburgh, by 2 to 1. The score: R. If. B. Philadelphia (A) 1 6 2 Pittsburgh (N) , . 2 8 1 Batteries Geary, Gregg, Myers and McAvoy; Cooper, Miller and Wagner. CUBS BLANK OAKLAND. Oakland, Cal., March 29 The Chi cago Cubs defeated the Oakland club here yesterday by a score of 4 to 0. The score: R. H. E. Chicago (N) 4 9 0 Oakland (Paclflio Coast)... 0 B 5 Batteries Alexander and Killifer; Kremer and Miller. Macon, fia.. March 29. A hie gap was torn in the Yankee pitching staff yesterday. Bob Shawkey hung his hajsftHnii rv.a in thf fifsfit and an nounced he would leave for Philadel phia toflay to enlist to fight for Uncio stintr his lot with the aviation branch of the service. Early last evening Shawkey re ceived word from Washington that his classification had been transferrai to Class 1A and that he had received No. 247 in the drawing, which practi aoly made it a -certainty he would bo called soon. Shawkey is married, but on account of his being separated from his wife his classification was changed to 1A. Having a liking fot the aviation branch of the service anl knowing that if drafted he might be assigned to another branch he decid ed to enlist at once. Shawkey's loss will toe felt keenly by Huggins, as he had exipected Bob would be one of hie mainstays in the box. The none too strong appearing staff of Yankee hurlers now will have to be strengthened by the addition Jf some heavier to fill Shawkey's place. The lack of certainty regarding Ed lie Flank maves it aimisi iiu.1- H-uggins secure another veteran hurler. In the two and a half years Shaw Vmc ihMTi witi the Yankees he has been shelled off the peak only twice. Last Fourth of July morning vvasn ington chased him to cover. The only other time Shawkey spilled the pitch er's burden for the Yanks was in 1916, when he was yanked out of the box in a game against Cleveland. With a heavy hitting team- behind him every one looked for a big year for Bob this season. GIANTS START ON JOURNEY TO HOME 951 MAIN ST., NEAR BANK ST.' SI v 1 You'll Look Fine In Your New For Easter you can't help looking your very best in rt-j x- -v-o-- m r own high art designers. Here are workmen who take REAL pride in their handiwork. They know that every Suit or Coat they produce is sold direct to the wearer from one of Rogers chain of factory stores and they're not taking any chance of a garment not being up to the high Rogers standard. If you knew the efficiency of the Rogers organization you would know why Rogers Clothes surpass. And anyway you do know that shorn of the need less middlemen's profit, Rogers Cloth ing comes to you at a price 25 per cient. under that for the same clothes which are bought by other stores through a middleman or wholesale clothier. ' 0 You'll not only look better in a Rog ers Suit or Top Coat for Easter, but you'll feel better because you'll be dressed better for less money; if you're wearing Rogers Clothes. s Smartest Spring Styles Suits and Topcoats S1 2.50, $1 5,' $1 6.50; $1 8, S20,' , " $21;$22.50,$2S AND HIGHER ' iii ii i ii ii i Him , . i mi, II ihhiim i in nil. mi i i i L. I I 'i3 H v r Tj ii mm r in n mw i m minimal inillTiiiiiniii- F it' ' f-f - ' gg XV- Ar-lW V ,.-i-V Vi. & 4 2'H 1 I Si fN? if it i IS;.:; YiJ 1 tP in" I - : : B Marlln, Tex., March 29 "Goo di, Marlin." The Giants, big and little, finished the hard two weeks' grind here yesterday and have started north to begin a series of toadhop ping from one Southern town to an other, until the final leap plunks them down In Gotham on April 14. Some of the rookies and one or twa regular pitchers will remain in Mar lin over Sunday for a last loosening up. That done. Jack Onslow, the big .Batcher, will lead a march to John Ganzel's training camp, at Parsons. Kan., commanding a troop composed of Hubbel, Hogan, Johnsonand Pitt, Baker, Hoyt, Swigler and O'Neill will strike out for Nashville. mith and Oausey will be held temporarily. Hemingway is the only man who has not been disposed of In any way. He may be kept with, the team. With the exception of Schupp and Sallee, the Giant twirlers are leav ing in better condition than on any similar occasion Schupp's arm Is un questionably sore and his short ses sion on the mound the other day did not loosen it up any. Sallee was whipped back Into the arnica class unexpectedly because he tried to put too much on the ball at his last appearance. It isn't like the old "Sheriff" to rush things, but the balmy weather hoodwinked Slim into believing that he could go at top speed for one warm afternoon at least. He is paying for his indis cretion, and today sat on the bench with Schupp cursing pitching luck in general. The big fellows wound up the day by playing an exhibition game for the benefit of St. Joseph's church at Rimes Park. Mrs. George Burns and Mrs. Sallee took most of the available tickets and then began a "tagging" campaign that was a de cided success. McGraw mixed regulars and rook ies and the regulars won by a score of 18 to 8. LINDSEY BEATS NAUGATUGK MAN Mort IJndsey, the local bowler, was in good form yesterday in his nine game match with Franccini of Nauga tuck and woh the series from the up state man by a 5 to 4 xerdict Fran ehini was credited with four strikes and 17 spares, while Lindsey had eight strikes to his credit and 17 spares. Lindsey won the series, 6-4. The most sensational game bowled on the alleys here was the fifth game when Lindsey came up from behnd in what appeared to be a lost game, scored a triple header, and breat Franchini, 186-125. The scores'. Franchinni 1115, 1177, 82, 109 125, 100, 90, 106, 86. Total, 933. Aver age, 103. - The triple header score follows: Franchini 10, 27, 37, 52, 661, 80, 89, 108, 1117. 125. Total, 125. Lindsey 9, 19, 28, 35, 43, 52, 82, 108, 1266,6 136. Total, 136. PETERSON HELPS" NEWSPAPERMEN Gents, step right this way and meet Mistah Albert Benefacto Peterson, the blonde duckpin annihilator of tha Newspapermen's bowling outfit! The hoy who came across with three healthy scores lsat evening in the Holy Rollers league at Connie Lewis' Park City alleys, thereby giving the Scribes a two to one victory over Dinnie Sulli van's Traflic Cops five. If it hadn't been for Pete's Stellar rolling goodness only knows where tho pencil pusher would have landed after the three games were over. Brothers Donegan and Magner were In there like a fish trying everything known to bowling science but failed to make anything that looked like a score bet ter than a five year old kid would pull on the slippery lanes. It was certainly a big night fol friend Pete. In the first game he was knocking 'em right and left across the boards and finished the tenth frame with a neat little 134 score. In the next game Pete registered a mark of 104 and pulled in an even century in the final game, making his night's total 338. Here's hoping Peterson Isn't claimed in the draft until the season is over. The City Hall bunch added a few more points to their standing in first place by taking the Twelfth District Republican club into camp by winning all three games. The City Officials total of 1499 broke the league record adding to wenty pins to the mark. Next week the Scribes will have It out with Matt Lucey's leaders while the Traffic Cops will take on the Twelfth District club. The scores: Newspapermen. Mahoney 96 91 Magner 78 75 Donegan 90 87 Peterson 134 104 100 338 Hafele 87 93 105 285 STONE DEFEATS JOHNSON. Charlie Johnson, representing the Algonquin alley of New Haven, went down to defeat at the Hands' of Bob Stone at the Wooster alleys. Water- bury, yesterday afternoon. Stone won five out of nine games. It was not until the last game was rolled that the winner of the series was decided. In the last box of the deciding game Stone led Johnson by the center for three pins, losing the five pins and on a spare Johnson hit match and series by five pins. The series was marked by the poqr breaks for Johnson. The score: Stone 93, 121, 91, .108, 102, 95, 114, 115, 108. Total, 94. Average, 105.2. Johnson: 93 106, 99, 966, 100., 106, 116, 93, 103. Total, 912. Average, 101.3. PORTO STTLTj CLIMBING Joe Porto, the Academy star of New Haven, entrenched himself in the lead of the state individual duckin tourna ment in Naugatuck last night at the expense of .Fred Teller, the Naugatuck premier bowler, when he defeated him seven out of nine games. Porto had perfect control over the little pill and scored above one hun dred in every game. He lost the first and last game to Teller. The above achievement is the first atttained in the state contest. His victory over Teller proved to be quite a surprise as Teller was look ed forward to win the series. The few New Haven fans who followed Porto to the home of the enemy had the time of their lives watching the little fellow take game after game, much to the disappointment of the large Teller delegation which turned out at the White Bear alleys. The score. Porto 103, 104, 106, 116, 110, 108, 1X5, 132, 113. Total, 1007. Average, 111.8. Tellei 126, 91, 105, 108, 102, 88, 104, 92, 119. Total, 935. Average, 103.8. 99 286 88 241 72 249 Totals 485 450 464 1399 Traffic Cops. Smallwood 87 109 96 292 Beardsworth 95 83 86 265 Arnolsky 74 9.4 80 248 Coles 83 93 Green 101 95 86-87- 272 283 Totals 440 475 445 1360 Twelfth District. Brown 90 90 116 296 Tenney 85 120 84 289 Sherwood 87 89 107 283 Connor 90 92 77 259 Nichols 87 105 102 294 Totals ...439 496 486 1421 City Officials. Garrity 91 101 92 284 Winton 94 112 93 299 Chorne 102 101 108 311 Lucey .....105 93 107 305 Brennan 107 102 91 300 Totals 499 509 491 1499 t LEWIS-BARBER POSTPONED. Due to Joe Barber of Southington meeting with ian injury to his foot, the scheduled game between Barber and Connie Lewis of this city i postponed. Lewis was at the railroad station yesterday afternoon waiting for a train when he received word from Barber that the match would have to be postponed. . Barber ran a nail into his foot Wednesday and was unable to take part in the game. INTERNATIONAL LEAGUEDKBMDS New York, March 29 The Inter- I national League disbanded yesterday. after being in existence for 26 years. The meeting at which this action was taken was held behind locked doors and according to all the noises -and oc casional volleys of conversation which wafted through the transom there was a wide variance of opinion about what should be done. When the club owners went into session Acting . President Charles T. Chapin of Rochester told the club owners that the meting would differ from the meting of Wednesday, inasmuch as only one club owner would be per mitted to speak at one time. After being in session a short while, this rule was automatically suspended. The league disbanded by a vote of 6 to 2. None of the club owners ex cept Mr. Chapin would say how they voted. The acting president held the proxy of the defunct Buffalo olub and he cast the Rochester and Buffalu voes in favor of disbanding. The two votes, in favor of continuing, were cast by Richmond and Newark. During the meeting Mr. Chapin left the chair and Samuel Litchtenhein presided while the Rochester owner made the motion that the league dis band. First he stated that Rochester wished to withdraw from the league. The motion to disband was seconded by the Providence club. B. W. Wilson of the Richmond club then offered an amendment to the motion asking for the league to con tinue and made ah attempt to per suade the club owners to hold the league together. No one would second Mr. Wilson's amendment so when the original motion to disband was put to a vote, Mr. Wilson of Richmond, and James Price of Newark voted against it. Baltimore Montreal, Toronto, Rochester, Buffalo and Providence voted the organization into oblivion. When Jack Dunn of Baltimore was asked what was to become of all the International players he said that he d,id not think there were any players left in the organization, except per haps a few untried recruits. Presi dent James C. McGill said that he came here with the intention of buy ing some of the league's players, but much to his surprise, he found that there were no players for sale, as they had all been disposed of. If this is true, it will come as a great sur prise to many of the players who have been waiting patiently for the league to disband so that they could get other positions. One of the International League players said that if the club owners had disposed of their players secretly, knowing that the league would soon disband, the players would all proba bly seek redress from .the National Commission. The fact of the league's disbanding makes all theplayera free agents automatically and according to baseball law, the International League lso surrenders its territory. . These mtters will be taken up immediately by the National Association, and if there is any delay or complications about the matter, the National Com mission will step in and adjust condi tions. ' There was more or less discussion yesterday that an effort would be made to reorganize the league under a new name and under lower classifi cation. If this reorganization is to be tried none of the club "owners of tha late departed league care to say any thing about it. By combining a few of the International League cities some of the New York State cities and perhaps one or two Eastern League cities, such a circuit might be organ ized, but from present uncertain indi cations, such a league seems very unlikely. Clark Griffith will carry a small team this year. He took only twenty three South and he is not yet through with the pruning knife. Casey Stengal, former Rohfci and now with the Pirates, is as cocky aa ever, according to the reports from the Pittsburg camp. ft fhe" Sport Spotlight By T. F. Magner HOW THE PLAYERS LOOK. Won. Lost. P.C. Porto, New Haven 26 10 .722 Stone, Waterbury 32 22 .593 Lindsey, Bridgeport.... 21 15 .583 Barber, Southington ... 18 18 .500 Harper, Waterbury ... . 22 23 .489 Johnson, New Haven 24 30 .444 Franchini, Naugatuck . . 20 25 .444 Teller, Naugatuck 16 20 .444 Lewis, Bridgeport ..... 14 22 .389 Dewey, Bridgeport .... 5 13 '.278 LAST NIGHT'S RESULTS Lindsey, 5; Franchini, 4. Stone, 5; Johnson, 4. Porto, 7; Teller, 2. Lewis-barb our, postponed. GAMES TODAY. Dewey vs. Porto, Arcade. G9MES TUESDAY. Lewis vs. Dewey, Arcade. Stone vs. Harper, Waterbury. Johnson vs. Porto, New Haven. Teller vs. Franchini, Naugatuck. GARDNER USED GOOD JUDGMENT Standing of Teams. W. City Officials 16 Newspapermen 14 Twelfth District 11 Traffic Cops 7 L. 8 10 13 17 P.C. .667 .583 .453 .291 TODAY IN PTJlGiHJISTIC ANNALS 1912 Jim Savage outpointed Al Ku biak in ten rounds at New York. , 1912 CRudy Unholz outpointed Kid Alberts in ten rounds at Cleveland. , . , ! good man for that position and his knowledege should be of much benefit to the club. Hapr Myers, who played in the big leagues for several seasons, is now in the army, stationed: at Camp lewis, Washington. . Instead of kicking .over the traces when he ' learned that he had -been sent to the Athletics by the Red Sox Third Baseman Larry Gardner sen sibly reported to Connie Mack and Is working diligently to help the team. Gardner hated to leave Bos ton, where he was a jjublic idol, but he realized that he couldn't buck against the rules of Organized Base ball. Consequently he is aiding Mack by exerting his Influence over the other players and in that way he is making a new army of friends in Philadelphia. The Red Sox may regret Gardner's departure before the season ends. KUNZ UP TO OLD TRICKS. Battling Kunz, the Norwalk coaling station proprietor who won the lightweight title of the state while in a welterweight condition, was up to his old tricks last night by failing to appear at Rackoczi hall to meet Red Allen, the local boxer. Kunz put the Western A. C. officials in wrong with the crowd when the announcement was made that the Norwalk fighter would not meet Allen. Kunz sent one of his friends along to offer some frame-up excuse but the fans didn't fall for it. This is not the first time that Kunz has handed the local fans a laugh. He was advertised to meet Bud Palmer at Sokol hall last winter and at the last minute telephoned th at he wouldn't go on unless he was to get more money than which he first a greed to fight for. Kunz has been the object of criti cism for some time past, not alone in Bridgeport, but in other cities aroun d the state. - If the matchmakers would all agree to ignore him and give a willing fighter a chance to make a few dollars, the boxing would benefit. The authorities in this city would be helping the game by refusing to allow Kunz to take part in boxing ex hibitions here. As a regular fellow in the fight game Kunz is a Joke, WILL OPPOSE N The National Association of Ama eral followers of the game have organ Association at a session held at Thu nately Frederick Lowenthal and She After a preliminary discussion as body the name of Lieut. Edgar S. A for president. His name was later w Class B national champion and non club, elected to the office. The other ed at a meeting" next week. ATIONAL BODY. teur Billiard Players has a rival. Sev- ized' the American Amateur Billiard m's Academy Thursday night. Alter pard G. Barclay presided, to the plans of the newly organized ppleby, now in France, was suggested ithdrawn and William Gershel, former resident member of the Bridgeport officers are to be nominated and elect- INTERNATIONAL PASSES OUT. The International League, one o f the oldest baseball institutions in the country, voted to disband yesterday. This is 'nothing new or startling to the baseball public, especially those who have been watching the develop ments in the league during the past two months. As early as February 1 5 some of the magnates held a quiet little pow-wow and figured that the best way out of the tangle this year would be to bury the league and get rid of the players in the best way financially. BENEFIT TO EASTERN. The Eastern League should benefit by reaping in some of the stars of the old Barrow circuit. Providence, for many years a member of the International, will no doubt jump into Dan O'Neil's merger outfit. Next week the Eastern crowd figure on a meeting in Springfield which will also decide what is going to be done about baseball this year. Several of the clubs in this sectio n are ready to start while a few are up against it for players from last year's team who have been called in the draft. .Local fans have been on t he anxious seat for some time past as to what chances there is for an Eastern League's circuit. BAT LEVINS KY, AUTHOR. Battling Levinsky has been pers uaded by the army officials to take his pen in hand and dash off a series of instructions, entitled "The Art of Fistiana," in nine lessons. If Levinsky can splash the ink stuff as good as he can handle his fists, the articles s hould be well worth looking over. The idea of the lessons is to instruct the soldiers at Camp Devens the art of self-defense. The book explains the blows, positions and fine points In ring science. BRIXTON BEATS DUFFY Atlanta, Ga., March 29 Jack Britton was 'awarded the referee's decision over Jimmy Duffy in their bout here last night. Keferee William Haack of Memphis, in the eighth round of a scheduled ten round bout, stopped the bout, and pointing to Britton, said: "This is the only- man doing any fighting, and I award the fight to him." Chief Bender Is kicking over the traces. He's dissatisfied with the terms offered him by iPresident Baker. He threatens to quit unless the (Phils meet his terms. SHEA TRAINI Tommy Shea of New Haven is tra that fifteen round bout with Sammy will be one of importance for Shea, a win from the Hartford lad in their la mingle with the weight set at 124 p 122 pounds going into the ring, Shea, of the best boys in the country step to the skies in the coming battle. NG FOR WALTZ. ining at his gym in the Elm City for Waltz at Meriden April 4. This bout s he had all he could do to grab off a st meeting. This time the boys will ounds instead of 122, ringside. At is in good shape and can make some along;. Hartford fans will back Waltz PITTS LEAV Charley Pitts, the local lightwe tion on the grounds of being a British city tomorrow for Camp Devens with taken to fill the city's quota of 146. Henry Gifford, came to this city abo the beet boys in the state during his fight was at New Haven last Monday ES TOMORROW. ight, whowaived all claim for exemp- subject from Australia, will leaye this the other draftees who are to be Pitts, whose right name is Charley ut a year ago and has met some of engagements In the ring. His last night with Paul Doyle of New York. Johnny Ertle, the St. Paul Kewpi e, will meet Pal Moore of Memphis in a fifteen round decision bout at Baltimore'on April 10. The only thing we like about the coming fight between Jess Willard. and Fred Fulton that it is going to be held far enough! away from here that we can't dig up enough carfare to ta ke in the conflict. , Pete Hartley of Derby, New York and way stations, has been matched with a. bird named Charley Scully of Chicago for a ten-round Dout ax . cine, wis., on April 4.