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THE TIMES: SGEECErSf,
JOE LYNCH AGAIN TACKLES CLEVER BRITISH 'BOXER IN LONDON TONIGHJ!
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QPORTORiALQ
ROGElfYFERIU
lli HEX a boxing manager accepts
If a percentage proposition from
any promoter for the services of his
boxer It Is generally understood by
fi.il concerned that he has assumed ft
iramble and that the aforementioned
promoter is under no obligation, un
less otherwise speciflved, to dig: down
Into his pocket in the event that the
frate recenpis ore not what thny were
expected to be.
In other word, a manager accept
ing a percentage match should be
prepared for the worse and if the
money attracted, is not as much a
Was expected, he should not feel that
the promoter can afford to stand an
eleventh hour holdup.
Anyway, rules apparently mean
.nothing to one Jack I'-ulirer, who took
'joe Welling of Chicago to Xew Haven
Iflst Saturday nijrht. Joe was billed
to box Paul Ioyle of the Elm City
and for hip services thought enough
of his ability to attract boxinpr fans
that he accepted 25 per cent, of the
tox offloo receipts. Which. meant
that Bulger accepted a gamble. And
n gamble means Juat what it says:
that Bulg-pr was content with taking
ct chance.
But the snowstorm of Friday inter
Terred and was so heavy that over the
long: distance telephone Bulger urged
the promoters to postpone the show
tin til Saturday nipht. Jack's request
wen granted and Saturday he and his
'battler went to New Haven. But the
attendance wa anything but flatter
ing to AVoiiing's drawing ability.
Every man In The house was attracted
ithre by Doyle judging by the ap
I'iaupn given him upon his entrance
into the ring.
One glance at the crowd was
enough for Bulger. He knew that
there- wasn't enough In the house to
pive him f0 for his end, so he went
into the box othco and seeking out
Promoter Andy G-uilano, immediately
proceeded to pull the 11th hour hold
nip act. The app roach surprised and
lijnp point id those who listened to
Jack's prehistoric tale of woe. Rut
1 3ie held his stand and demanded $150
or no fight.
BTTLGKR insisted and insisted. Per
sonally I don't believe there was
:nith '.more than $3 25 in the house if that
hich, linuch. But Jack didn't care. He
sorrow didn't consider the fans. . Neither
uilano's first show.
He consid-
Pi
red nobody but himself.
He went
"vck on his word and proved con
clusively that as a fight manager he
Is a good camouflage artist.
Anyway, he held out until Oulla.no,
disappointed, consented to dig down
-further into his Jeans and give him
the 3 50 irons he demanded. But
Paul Doyle came to the rescue and
ihelped shoulder the burden of pay
ing the money by offering to take leas
than had been promised him.
"Welling got the money, but his per
formance was far from satisfactory.
yie did not Impress us as a wonderful
tfighter. We have seen him work to
better advantage, but Saturday night
9ie was much like the timid amateur
afraid he wouldn't make good. The
xeault was that Paul Ioyle bored in
-and subjected his stomach to a ter
rific assault. Paul landed the clean
er punches and was far the better f
the two.
The bout was a dina ppolntment.
Welling couldn't find Doyle. Th?
latter was too swift for him. He
tried many times to score with hit
(mighty left, but Doyle's defense was
too baffling. W elling wrestled and
Jield on.
Anyway it was Waiting's last fight
Jn New Haven, for after the bout
IDIek Ourley, Ryan, Fttzgerald and
others concerned in Kim City boxing.
Voted never again to make use of th
Services of any of Bulger's men.
1HAVE at hand a letter from Jack
Curley, the well known wrestling
Hid. boxing promoter, boosting: hia
Uporting Charities As&ociation. The
scheme is a laudable one and should
'be encouraged in every way. Jack
has naked the assistance of Thq
Times and the writer can assure him
that we are with him heart and soul
nd prepared whatever we can to
boost the thing along.
The scheme provide a fund for the
maintenance of needy basehall play
ers, boxers, football players, tennis
rraCquet wleldprs, wrestler and in
fact all athletes and their families. It
provides also that & site be purchased
and be turned into a cemetery where
athletes without funds may get a
proper burial.
And better still: It does away with
the pportlng benefits and forces no
Imposition on the public. .
JOHN" LESTER JOH?ON the col
ored heavyweight, who went to
francs to knock out Huns, is back,
according to his manager, R. Ar
gonne, and the latter writes us as
follows today:,
"Rcger Ferri:
"Friend Roger Will you kindly
use the following for ft boy who
has .lust come back from doing
his bit for his country and is
ready now to get a little on his
own ?
"John lestor Johnson, the col
ored heavyweight, who has Just
returned from France, where he
saw service with the 367th for
ten months, has been honorably
discharged from Encle Sam's ser
vice and will be ready to box Q,ny
heavyweight In the world, from
175 to a ton, within two weeks.
"When the war broke out,
Johnson did not wait to be draft
ed, but stepped In to do his bit
and enlisted in th S67th. While
in France he was on the Voges,
Muse, Merbach, Argone and Metz
sectors.
"Johnson and Homer Smith of
Racine were the only two boxers
in the heavyweight division that
were fighting for $30 a month in
the real big muss, while the com
mercial heavyweights were buried
in shipyards or were walking del
egates for the United States Em
ployment Bureau far from the
roar of shot and shell.
"Now Johnson, who has a news
v paper decision over Jack Demp
, sey, Jos Jeanette, Clay Turner,
Larry Williams, Sailor Grande
And many others, would like a
HARNESS RULES
BOOST SPORT;
So Says Expert Gocher Latest
Chatter About Horses and
Horesemen.
By W. IT. GOCHER.
A few years ago someone coined the
slogan "The earning oapacltiy of the
t ro 1 1 e r must he i nc r e a e d . ' It scon
dropped into the discard, as there
was only two ways to do It, one foe-
ling to give tlie horses more oppor
I tunitles to race and the other to in
j crease the puifs. The latter was
adopted. A number of associations
'.following the lead, of Buffalo offered
j a serins of early Wu6in.gr events for
; large amounts. Xono of them, how
jevpr. with the exception of the two
'handicaps at Readville, the Kentucky
Futurity In ISM, and: the four year
old race which Silicon won at Terra
Jfaute, were above the $'20.00 standard
fixed by the "mother of the Grand
Circuit."
These big events at Buffalo did
light harness racing a wori-d. of good.
Th ey are still re-ca lied, sea re el y a
month going by without someone re
ferring to the one Harry Harley won
in 1S70 and the unexpected victory in
of Sensation over Clamors, atfer
the Xnox gelding had won two heats,
with Judge Fulorton, lkmer and Jim
Irving struggling .behind! him. Be
tween them there was also a $10,000
free for all at Kuffalo in 172, when
Hi ckok had to go on and win w 1 th
bucy after it ww apparent that Gold
smith Maid could not defeat American
Oirl.
Thomas Jefferson Is still referred to
as the winner of two SIO.CO) stallion
races, his honors -being earned at
Buffalo In 1S74 and at Boston the fol
lowing year. Smuggler also won one
of the big events t h at AAV sle y P.
Kaloh staged for several years at
Mystic and. Beacon Parks, the last
one being trotted in 1SS9 when Xelson
defeated Alcryon. In lS'l Rochester
followed Boston's lead and gave r
$10,000 stallion race in which France's
'Alexander defeated Kobert McOre-gor,
an ta CI a u s . Hannis, We d ge w o od ,
Bonesetter, a.ird Monroe -Chief. This
was followed in IS S3 by the $10,000
Slower City Purse which Jack won
that year and Star Lily the following
one. This event was patterned after
Detroit's $1.0000 M. & dr.. which was
continued from 1889 to 1917 and which
did more to increase the value of a
good: pro.pect than any race that was
ever devised so long as it remained
for horses eligible to the 2:Zi class.
Races for la rge am ou n ts are the
bright ppots in the history of the turf.
! Who will ever forget the $15,000 free
for all that AUx won at Chicago in
13, or the conteflta for the Charter
Oak Purse at Hartford fince. 1SS3, and
th Tranwlvania at Lexington since
1SS0?
The prestige, of the Kentucky Fu
turity does not rest solely on it being
one of the big three var old events or
the year 'but on what it is worth t:
the man who can win it and the fact
that up to date $32,930 has ibeen paid
to winners. The breeder may have a
little sntimnt hack of -it but that
will not keep him from chalking up
the prices of his colts if one of them
finishes in front or in even in the
money. This is true of all fixtures as
was Rbowrt In England with the Der
by, the va.lue of which was increased
several years ago to induce 'breeders
to nominate their mares and also
make it an object for the best horses
in training to ftart. The same state
of affairs exists on the American
tracks, where the value of the Ken
tuckiy Terby, and other las-ies have
been increased of late years.
Large purses on the installment or
stake plan are the headlights of pro
gress. Th ey are the re w a r d s which
await those who own the fastest and
stoutest race horses They increase
values. They also -place the acid
stamp off merit on the names of the
winners, which in time become the
-bajirt of comparison with those who
preceded and those that follow them.
tX o own e r of rac e ho rr.e s h as ever
complalnod that the purses were too
large, while every up to da te man -ager
knows that a lig fixture has a
gate value that cannot lot duplicated,
by a special feature. Sentiment an'3
the memory of the contests for siu-h
events keep them constantly before
the public, until it becomes a habit
with many people to see them raced.
Tho managers of tho half-mile tracks
ore fretting1 1ms y in this field. They
are increasing their purses all alor.'g
the line, while a few mile track asso
ciations are showing a deposition to
lower them. If this state of affairs
oontlnuofl, it will not bo. long before
tho owners who race on ixth wllj con
fine their operations to the two lap
courses while many of those who are
Siarely setting -by on the larger ovals
v111 also join. them.
DOYLK; Ot'TPOINTS WELLING.'
Xew Haven. March 31 Paul Doyle
of this city, outpointed Joe Welling
of Chicago, In a four-round bout here
Saturday night. Doyle did all the
clean punching and furnished what
little excitement there was in the
match. Welling tried unceasingly
to prevent the local lad frona boring
in and pounding his stomach, but
without success.
1REESE REATS FOX.
Philadelphia, March 31 Before a
packed house at the .National A. C.
Saturday night, Freddie Reese of
Brooklyn, gave Joey Fox, champion
of England, the surprise of his life,
by outpointing him in every round.
After the bout the erowd cheered
R.ese enthusiastically.
chance to get a crack at the
money. Will the public allow
those heavyweights who stayed on
this side of the Atlantic, in
featherbeds, eating the fat of the
land, while Johnson was in the
trenches with his comrades, lying
in mud, sometimes a. foot thick,
now dare to draw the color line?
"Trusting that you will find
space for the -above, as Johnson
has always been a satisfactory
performer, and thanking yoi in
advance, I remain , .
"Very truly yours,
n. ' Argenne
LYNCH MEETS
WILDE TONIGHT
Battlers Work In London Ring.
Other Good Bouts Carded.
What Boxers Are Doing.
Joe Lynch, the West Side bantam,
wl'.l hook up with Jimmy Wilde.
England's flyweight wonder, in a
twenty-round bout at the Xational
Sporting club of London tonight. This
will be the second meeting between
the American and Englishman, Wildo
having been awarded the decision
over Lynch in a three-round contest
in the recent interallied tournament
held in London.
Ever since that memorable meet
ing Lynch has endeavored to get on
a return engagement -with his con
queror over the marathon di.-llance,
and has informed his friends that he
feels confident of beating the Eng
lishman. "I will let Wilde tear in
at me-during the first nine rounds and
I will then go after him and expect
to nail him, as I did Kid Williams at
Philadelphia several years ago," is
the way Joe put it in a letter to his
brother. The West Sider also ad
vised all his friends to get down on
him. hook, line and sinker. Wonder
how good a prophet Lynch will prove
to be!
Johnny Kilbane. who eports the
title of featherweight champion, will
meet Johnny Mealy, the Philadelphia
lightweight, in the star six-round at
traction at the Olympia A. A. In Phil
adelphia tonight. It was at this
club several weeks ago that Kilbane
was outpointed in a six-rounder by
Kr ankle Brown. the- Clevelander's
showing on that occasion being any
thing but Impressive. Ereddy Reese
and Frankie Clark are down for the
scmi-wlndup.
Billy Mlske, St. Paul's heavyweight
contender, and Harry Greb are slated
to come together in a ten-rounder at
the Keystone A. of Pittsburgh to
night. Miske's four-round, knockout
over Tom Cowier at the American A.
A. of Baltimore, Eriday night, con
vinced the Twin City battler that his
hands are again in good working or
der, and he expects to do sundry
things to the Smoky City gladiator.
The Pittsburgh fans should witness
a red-hot battle.
Young Fisher and George Chip wil
come together in a ten-round bout at
Joe- Dunfee's Syracuse club tonight,
while Battling Lahn of Brooklyn, and
Kid Coster of Xew Orleans, are slat
ed for a fifteen-round decision battle
at the Xew Orleans Athletic club.
Al Waldron. the Trenton boxing
promoter, has fixed a new date for
the Tommy Rob?on-Carbone eight
round bout which was to have taken
place at the Trenton Athletic Club last
Monday night. The boys' wil mingle
on April 21.
Knockout Mars. the Cincinnati
lightweight. Is now under the man
agement of Leo P. Flynn. The late
Irving Margolies, t who was a brother
to the Kayo artist, spoke so highly of
Flynn as a manager in letters to his
brother that Mars, while paying a vis
it to his family after his bout with
Ralph Brady at the Armory in Bos
ton last Tuesday night, hunted Flynn
up and asked him to look after his
ring affairs. Jimmy Shevlin was the
man at the helm before Mars hooked
up with the local man.
The young blizzard last Friday
caused the postponement of the eight
rounder between former Champion Al
McCoy and Gordon McKay at the
Summit Gymnasium of Jersey City.
The boys will meet this Eriday night.
Frankie Britt, the Xew Bedford
lightweight, was credited with hav
ing defeated Eddie Morgan, the little
Englishman, in a twelve-round deci
sion bout at the Crescent A. A. of
Lowell, Mass., last Tuesday evening.
Morgan, who has been making his
home in Philadelphia for some time,
claims that he knows nothing about
the matter, as he wa3 in the Quaker
City at the time. Ray Cass. Britt's
manager, who is also the matchmaker
for the club, in his own defense as
serts he did not know Morgan, but
took the word of a Philadelphlan who
represented himself to be Morgan's
manager that it was the real Eddie
Morgan who would face Britt. It's a
great life If you don't weaken.
Tho Kid Xorfolk-Larry Williams
twelve-round decision bout, which
was to have taken place at the Arm
ory in Boston Tuesday night, has
been called off.
From Tulsa, Okla., comes the re
port that Jim Flynn, the Pueblo fire
man, has put in an application for a
position on tho police force in that
hamlet. According to further infor
mation, Flynn has been unlucky In
several ventures, which have proven
very costly to him. The last time
Flynn boxed he was knocked out In
5ess than a round by a fellow named
Darcy at Portland, Ore., a month or
so ago.
The St. Louis fight fans kicked In
with $4,400 to see tha eight-round
massacre ef Leo Houck at the hands
of Mike Gibbons at the Rialto A. p.
last Tuesday evening, out of which
the Lancaster punching bag received
$750, while Gibbons earned $1,5-10
for his trouble.
Check West, the Holyoke welter
weight, and Joe Connolly of Charles
tewn, will furnish the etar ten.'round
attraction at the Farrington A, O, of
Brockton, Mass., next Friday -evening-.
Three other ten-rounders will com
plete the -program.
Frankie Whitney, the Cedar Rap
ids. Iowa, lightweight, who boxed in
this neck of the woods several years
ago, on one occasion beingr stopped
by Freddy Welsh, then lightweight
champion, at the Harlem Sporting
club, has branched out as a promoter
and referee. . Whitney's epenmg show
was given at Iowa City, Iowa, last
Wednesday night. Otto Wallace best
in? Johnny Schumacher. It was the
first boxing 'exhibition staged tn Iswm
City'slnce the war started.
BOWIE MEETING
OPENS TUESDAY
Crack Steppers Entered In
Maryland Races Other
News From the Turf.
BY THE JOCK1TV
The 15 day meeting at Bowie, Mary
land, a few miles outside of Balti
more, will open tomorrow. Tlie races
tomorrow will incidently mark the in
auguration of tho running horse rac
ing; season in the East. Judging from
tha entries announced today the meet
ing will be t-'ie of the best staged in
the Maryland zone, for some of the
niftiest runners in the country will
be on hand.
Cornelius M. Garrison of Xew Tork
will work his Kentucky Ierby candi
date. Be Frank, in one of the races
at Bowie. This good looking three-year-old
is not in proper condition
yet, but his entry in the Bowie races
is bound to attract many other good
steppers there. Critics rather like his
chances in the coming Derby.
Down at Belmont park there is a
colt from which much is being ex
pected. He is rish Dream, 2, and
appears to be a happy admixture of
American and English breeding. lie
is extremely pretty and well balanc
ed. The third week of racing at Hot
Springs, Ark., opened today with in
dications that the day would be re
plete with good performances. T.ate
reports from the track had it that
the track was in splendid condition.
With the passing of the half-way
mark for the spring meeting here,
the sport is holding up remarkably
well.
Horsemen in this section are still
talking about the victory scored by
Eternal on Saturday. All now seem
inclined to believe that the Sweep
colt is going to be a might tough
proposition in the Kentucky Derby.
Through the rearrangement of
dates for th(i United Hunts Race As
sociation meeting by the Jockey Club,
whereby the Belmont Park terminal
organization has been awarded two
Saturdays In June, the way is made
clear for a most successful series.
LINDSEY WILL
ROLL TONIGHT
Toledo. Ohio, March 31 With two
squads of sixteen teams each on the
alleys, the five men department of
the American Bowling Congress
tournament here will end tonight.
The Athearn hotel five of Oshkosh,
with a team total of 2992, is conced
ed the top prize in the major divis
ion, and Kallusch and Barnes, of
Jiochester, X. Y., appear to have won
first prize in the two men event with
a score of 1305.
To place In the individuals is held
by H. Cavan, of Pittsburgh, with 718,
a new world's record score, and Mort
Lindsey, of Xew Haven, Conn., is first
in the all events with 1933 for his ten
games.
The tenth team in the standings of
five men is the Kramer Atlantic-Garden
of Pittsburgh, with a score of
2SS0.
PRACTICAL JOKERS on the ros
ter of the Giants and they
have a few, like every other
ball club will do well to deliberate
very carefully before trying any of
their pranks on one "busher" whu
will go South with the club this year.
The "busher" In question is Tod Mil
ler, a first sacker, who recently sign
ed a contract, and who came to John
McGraw from tho Great Lakes Xaval
Training Station, for it develops that
Miller is the young man who batter
ed his way to the middleweight box
ing championship of the Great Lakes
station last fall.
Having won his title. Miller, de
fended it successfully against formid
able contenders selected from the
incoming drafts of recruits and won
fourteen consecutive ring contests. Ho
haB put on weight recently and now
tips the beam at 170 pounds. Xa
tional League umpires ha better
take warning, for Miller may land a
job with th'e club, which would be
serious for the umpires.
The eastern semi-final tie will be
staged tomorrow afternoon at the
Newark Federal League park, Harri
son, X. J., when the contesting teams
will be the Morse Dry Doek team and
the Paterson team, the latter team
has already reaehed the final round
of the A. F. A. cup competition, but
the Morse team with no less than
seven ef the Fall River Rovers play
ers of last season In its ranks are ex
pected to pull of! the verdict in this
encounter.
Solly Burns, the Rock Island light
weight, is said to have been selected
to meet Richie Mitchell in the feature
ten round bout at the Cream City A.
C, ef Milwaukee on Friday evening.
Leo P. Flynn, manager ef Pete Hart
ley and Barney Adair, offered to pit
either man against the Wisconsin
8tar, but evidently Mitchell would
have nothing to do with either of
them.
Dan McKetrick's welterweight. Sol
dier BartfleJd, will open up his Cali
fornia campaign Tuesday night when
he goes against Battling Ortgen, the
Coast bearcat, in a four-rounder at
Louis Parente's San Francisco Coli
seum. Benny Murphy is looking? af
ter the McKetrick entry. Frankie
Callahan, McKetrick's lightweight,
may alse leave for the- Coast in an
other week. He is at prssent up in
the Orange Mountains recuperating
from his recent attaete- of fba.
Athletic' News
i
(WAR HIT GOLF
A HARD BLO
Forced Postponement of Plan
to Organize Intercollegiate
Association Link News.
Inevitably the war caused tho post
ponement of the plan to organize a
golf association made up of the alumni
out the country, but the scheme, in
which Yale men took the lead, is
likely to be launched by the com
mencement season, if not before. The
idea was to hold an annual cham
pionship of the association and for
tho aFumni of each college to main
tain a team, which, among other
things would occasionally, at least,
take a crack at the undergraduates.
A new and important angle to the
project is now forthcoming. Some of
thosa whose aid was solicited promis
ed to co-operate, but only if tho
alumni would attempt to take the
undergraduates under their wing or
at least a corner of it. As has several
times been brought out in this col
umn, the Intercollegiate association
is barely ahle to keep going even with
the aid that the Xational association,
vouchsafed a dozen years ago. With
out experience to help them, the col
lege boys' mismanagement has been
so monumental that their champion
ship has ceased to attract much at
tention, although a decade since it
tood second in point of interest only
to the national amateur. The climax
of assiniiy appears to have been
reached, last week, in setting upon lato
June for the title contest probably
the very busiest week of the year.
The students need just the steadying
hand that the alumni could ideally ex
tend. It would furnish the "grids"
association with raison d' etre.
If the Oakmont Country club is
wise it will go slowly in attempting a
curtain raiser for tho Xational ama
teur there, opening the middle of
August. The TL'nited States affair has
always proved enough in itself and
the last two years have brought no
increase in the capacity of players to
digest. lTnusual business activity is
assured the coming summer in order
to catch up for the war, so every hour
will carry with it a premium.
There will be no better time to act
than next summer because for one
thing it is proposed in bringing tlie
Eastern Interscholastic association
back to life to widen its membership
and scope. The interscholastic largeiy
feerls the intercollegiate. For another
reason, all intercollegiate activities
are being resumed A? former Dean
Briggs of Harvard lately put the case:
"Xow is the time to inculcate more
sensible notions and to foster a better
understanding of the relations be
tween sporting pastimes and the other
interests of life. It is one of the op
portunities in the wake of the war."
Suppose it was a normal year and
that a two or three day tournament
should be held in advance at Pitts
burg. Players who could, not spend
from a week to ten days there would
find others had the drop on them.
Exactly that notion is already crop
ping out in connection with the 16
Intercity pro matches which it is pro
posed shall be held in the Middle
vi'est. previous to the Xational open
championship. It is declared the
paid players of that section "will have
a little something" on their Eastern
brothers by way of competitive prac
tice. Chicago, St. Louis, Detroit and
Minneapolis would each have four
pros in the preliminaries with four
matches in each city. It is rather
more difficult for the Eastern pros to
get together, but hey will be obliged
to do so in self-defense if the mid-
Western plan goes through.
Once in its desire to keep down the
entry list without offending golfers bv
drawing lines as to handicap allow
ances, social prominence. etc., the
Garden City club held a tournament
which was restricted to Long sland
annoying developments, no other club
has since had the temerity to repeat
the experiment. As there was no
Long Island organization there was
no one to. object to the borrowing of
ers. There were so many odd and
that title for the occasion.
Ti.
da frtitn TOwifc G. 1910
1 5
SOCCER FANS
HEREJORRIED
Poor Weather Again Deprives
Them of Good Games Other
News From Gridiron.
By JOE JIOOTH.
Yesterday was a blank day for tho
soccer cup ties of this state as both
the games at Hartford and Xew Ha
ven were called oft' owing to tlie snow
covered grounds. The game at Xew
Haven was called off early on Satur
day afternoon as at that time it was
found impossible to play the game as
the snow had Idrrifted on to the ground
in several places to the tickness of
one yard. The Swedish team of this
city were notified and the game called
off through the state secretary.
The conditions in Hartford were
practically the same and both teams
agreed to call off the game and the
writer was notified on Saturday. Both
these games will now have to be play
ed on Sunday next and this postpone
ment has now held up the competi
tion as the other teams cannot play
until this rounds game are completed.
The game that was to have been
played at the Meadows between the
Bridgeport City team and the Thistles
of this city was also called off. the
players were on the ground ready to
play but the ground was in a bad
condition and it was found unadviso
ble to play the game under the con
ditions. The management of th" two
teams decided to play the game on
Sunday next.
Very few soceerires know that the
first team that Captain Santesnn of
the local Swedish team, played for
was the Bridgeport Athletic team who
three seasons ago were members of
the Connecticut Amateur league.
The Morse Dry Dock team now con
tains no Kss than seven of the mem
bers of last season's Fall River Hovers
team who were the finalists of the
Xational Challenge cup competition.
The Bridgeport Thistle team held a
smoker last Tuesday evening and as
it was such a great success, it is pro
posed to hold another one in the
course of a couple of weeks.
The Bethlehem Steel soccer team
will not be able to play any more
games with team outside the Jurisdic
tion of the Eastern district of Penn
sylvania without the permission of
that i?tate association.
On account of the Eastern Penn
sylvania district rnoguls desiring to
push .soccer to the limit among the
public schools, they "have decided to
n.ward tre-phies to the winners of th
championships. Quite different to
the officials of this district where the
public schools officials do not approve
of trophies.
The Hartford Fnited team has reg
istered Flayer George B. Williamson
who was born in the capitol city. This
shows that the club is introducing
new blood in its team.
The Manchester team has secured
the services of several professional
players and ail these will be available
fnr the game while the Swedish team
will have the use of five of the Hart
ford United team for thi3 game. The
latter team did not enter the compe
tition. The referee for this game will
be Bobby Ilae of this city and it will
be certainly a great game to test the
abilities of this capable official.
The Bethlehem F. C. and the
iBricklayers and Masons of Chicago
met today at the Lehigh Stadium,
South Bethlehem, in the western
semi-final game of the Xational Chal
lenge Cup Competition. The Bethle
hems are the present holders of the
trophy which carries with it the
championship of the United States.
The Morse team waa eliminated
from the A. F". A. competition by the
T"aterson team several weeks apo so
they are out for revenge in tomor
row's game. E. P. Morse, heacl of the
his: Brooklyn do docks, has donated
the services of ihe great Morse Dry
rock band of 60 pieces, acknowledged
the peer of all Atlantic Coast ship
yard and dockyard musical org-anlza-store
for the fans.
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are honestly made clear through".
There's no skimping here no
slighting there.
Every least detail is treated as if the
success of the garment depended upon
its excellence. And, according to the
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BY THE VETERAN
BOSTOX RED SOX lollowers ar
beginning to believe that Harry
Hooper will be seen no more at Fen-j
way Park, thus adding another Jianio
to the long list of Carrigan' chm.-i
pions of 1915-1916 who havo.-gona-from
the Boston club. Carriaa
now on the retired list: Leorortfss:-
l-,ewis and Shore are with the Tan-,
kees; Foster and Hoblitzel are out mf i
the game; Shorten is with the Tigeravl7
Agnew and Janvrin are with ,tB :
Senators; Gardner and Thomas TtKh.
the Indians, and Cady Is in the'Si
cinc Coast League. Tris Bpea't'K'"
who played the center field position"
in 1915, is now with the Indians, as'"'
Clarence Walker, who replaced fpfi.'"
in 1916, is with the -Mackmen. Scott.y
Kuth, Mays and Jones are theonfj'"
players who have been with the cfW
continuously :nce the championship""
days of the Carrigan regime.
THE ROBBTNS hv signed' 'a
young inflelder who answers. to,l(.
the call of Charles A. Xagle. ., Thev
youngster was recommended o:
Charles H. Ebbets by Charles Moll.
who Is organizing the Winnipeg eju-;.
of the Xorthern League. Accorddnias
to Moll the latest youngster to. breaico.'
into the majors can play Eecanottrr.
short or third in a capable rcannRrc
and is a good swatter. He piayedr -Hi-
the Xorthern league during theefcd"
son of 1917 and for the year hit'..'330i-'
He die not play last season, as Bfr'
joined the aviation forces and was7
stationed in a camp at Columbus,1
"hio. He was released from the sr--
vice several weeks ago. He joinedr':
the Robins at their training cam;1'
during this week. Joe Tinker atlS1
Clarence Rowland, who are cempSIB
tent judges of baseball materiaf.!!f
have been angling for the youngsterfp"'
services. ' r '
TOTAY MARKS the fifty-second
A. milepoet in the career of old
the career of old I
h Young, known- to.
as the original CSr.lf
re than, a score
Denton Tecumseh
immortal fame
Young. For more
years the Paoli marvel hurled the old-i
app.e beneath the big tent. Born in
Gilmore. Ohio, March 29, 1867, Ke i
was twenty-three years old when- n!f
discovered that he could make morjtf
money pitching ball than in farm&ct
ing. He started with the CarrMnP ( J
Ohio, club in 1S90. and landed wlMfoA 1
the Cleveland Xational - the sarffe8"" I
year. - -: rs-ao 5
With the exception of a couple of3
seasons with the St. Louis Cardlnafc?"
Cy spent his whole playing life i'tv
Cleveland and Boston, playing witfr'
both the X'ational and American -league
teams in both cities. He pitch'
ed 819 games in the big leagues " inJ
all, winning 508, and set up a record
for durability of wing that in verj1"
likely to stand for all time. Many
other records were shattered by Cy"V
in his long careen on the diamond. .
IT WAS ON THIS date in 3 TBI tbat
Jack Broughton, the first pugili3t .
to hold a bonafide championship title,
announced his retirement from the
ring. Broughton. who devised the T
first code of boxing rules and ele-'
vated boxing to a science, became i
dealer in old and rare furniture and.
curios, and made a mint of money
the business, adding to bis fortune 1
by successful operations on the stocKf
exchange. He lived to his eighty- J
fifth year, and left about fSS, 000 tot
his heirs. -" ''ax1if
Broughton set an example which- I
might well have been followed by his t
successors in the championship, but I
most of them went into' the b'ooze -business
after leaving the ring, an4;'r
very few have achieved success iir
other lines. There have been & fewf
exceptions. John Gully, an "English"
champion, becoming a member ot
Parliament and an Immensely weal-g
thy coal operator, and John Morris;
sey, once champion of America,,' who
also maae a lorrone ana was ciecteii
to Congress.
OOKS AS IF Ted Meredith th
famous runner, has had hi in-:
nine as sprinter His best friend and "
trainer. Sparrow Robertson, is not -1sg &
sure about what Ted ill do in--thev
Suburban quarter-mile run, in Xe &
York last month. In" the past. Spar-""'4
row has always had a cheerful word?
concerning Ted Meredith's chances of
-winning, but this season he has taken
an entirely different attitude. -r
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