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Passaic, N. J., Five Will Oppose Blue Ribbons in First
Local Contest of Inter-State League Schedule
Manager Leavy Has Strong Aggregation.
The Times Tacts strensrthened their
llold on last place In the Newspaper
Bowling: League by dropping two out
of three games to the Telegran Ter
rors last night at Connio Lewis' alleys.
IRose and Plunkett's refusal to come
up to form was the cause of the Fair
field avenue crowd going down
further into the mire.
Bennetto was high man for The
Times and Scanlon of the Standard
Telegram with 2S3 topped the early
morning: birds.
The Herald Harps increased the
average with three straight wins over
The Post Pineapples. Carley with
377 of The Post and F. Hargrove ot
the Herald with 282 were the leaders.
Following; are the scores:
Herald Harps
Telegram Terrors
Post Pineapples
Times Tads
High Single Peterson, 109.
High Total Peterson, 305.
High Team Single Harps, 462.
High Team Total Harps, 1345.
Ecay 81 79 89 249
Beauty 81 89 74 244
Maruda 74 - 74
Timko 87 97 134
Kuehn 74 79 79 232
Scanlon 99 94 90 283
409 528 429 1266
82 93
400 396 396 1192
83 258
87 71 87 285
82 70 62 214
83 77 78 238
86 83 86 257
P. Hargrove 106 85 91 2S2
Bowen 87 85 92 264
E. Hargrove 96 90 95 262
Peck 83 89 79 261
Mahoney SO 91 96 260
462 430 453 1345
Coates 86 84 86 256
Jablonsky 82 83 88 263
Jacob 78 81 89 248
Carley 89 93 93 277
Hafele 73 77 90 240
406 415 448 1274
$10,000 EVENT
Baltimore, Md. Nov. 5 The Manly
Memorial Steeplechase Handicap,
with a value of $10,000, was won
here yesterday by J. E. Widener's
Duettiste, which proved that he is
quite the best cross-country per
former now in tarining over a dis
tance of two miles and a half. The
aged fencer scored an impressive vic
tory, taking the winner's share with
an advantage of eight lengths from
Mrs. F. Ambrose Clark's Toppy Nix,
while third place went to the Green
Stable's Debadou. Duettiste had the
race in hand from the time he took
command, and won easily despite the
fast pace that was set throughout.
His victory was popular, for he was
the favorite, 'and had been heavily
. supported.
The Manly Memorial is the richest
of the season's steeplechase events
and accordingly it brought out the
cream of the fencers. There were
ten starters, and the only notable
performer missing was The Brook,
that sturdy little horse, which always
carries the top weight in all contests
he enters.
Johnny Lisse Seeks
Bout With Shugrue
Manager Al Weill, representing
Johnny Lisse, Issues the following
challenge to Johnny Shugrue:
"I will appreciate it very much if
you will state in your valuable col
inns that Johnny Lisse, the New
York featherweight, is anxious to
meet Johnny Shugrue in a twelve
round decision bout at one of the
Bridgeport clubs and Is willing to
meet the Bridgeport boy at 124
pounds. Lisse has appeared a num
ber of times in bouts throughout Con
necticut and has also boxed at Phil
adelphia, Trenton and other Jersey
clubs. He is one of the most satis
factory fighters in the ring today and
if Shugrue will consent to meet him,
the fight fans of your town will wit
ness one of the best battles staged
there in a long time. .
However, if Shugrue refuses to take
Ltose on any other featherweight will
do as Lisse bars no one. Address:
Stillman's Gymnasium, 162 West
126th street, New York oity.
Now, Mr. President, go slow. Re
member that the people hire several
hundred thousand public employes to
assist you and don't try to do the
whole job yourself.
The lid will be pried off the
basketball season tomorrow night at
Colonial hull when the Blue Ribbons
will tackle the Passaic. N. J., team
in the opening game of the Inter
State season. "Shis popular winter
sport drew big cwds here last sea
son and with a strong league to fur
nish good attractions the fans are
sure to see exciting contests. After
this week the league games will be
played every Tuesday night.
Manager Leavy of the Blue Rib
bons, who will represent Bridgeport
in the league, declares he has a strong
team although some of the players
are strangers h-?re. He thinks he is
very fortunate in securing Schwab,
who formerly played with Stamford.
Schwab is considered one of the best
players in the east but as his home
is in Xewark, X. J., he previously re
fused to come to this city because he
could not get home the same night.
Stewart and Dehnert are also new
comers to local fans but Manager
Leavy vouches for their ability.
Reich and Malone, who will complete
the roster of the Ribbons, are stars
whose ability has frequently been dis
played here.
It looks as if Sergt. Empey of
"Treat 'Em Rough" fame, had gath
ered a strong team for New "York.
He has signed Chief Muller and Beck
man for forwards, Leonard center,
Clinton and Hobey Fyfe. guards. It
is also expected that Frank Frisch
and Jess Barnes of the New Tork
Giants will be in the league. Frisch
formerly played at Fordham.
Cambridge, Mass., Nov. 5 The
first team that Harvard sends out on
the field at Princeton on Saturday
will be smooth running if constant
drilling together will make it so.
With no change in the line-up except
that Sedgwick and Hubbard alternat
ed at left tackle, Bob Fisher held his
men together first against the subs,
both for offensive and defensive drill.
and then rushed the team as it will
stand for Saturday against the scrub
Against the black-jerseyed seconds
there was a display of real football.
The regulars, trying to get speed and
dash into a series of new plays, went
at the scrubs for all they were worth,
but the latter were held up when
they caught the spirit of roughing.
Capt. Murray is getting his back
field going in fine style. Although
Casey, Burnham and Humphrey do
not represent the most powerful
combination the Crimson could pre
sent, they do stand as the fastest and
the smoothest working arrangement.
Fred Church played with the sub
stitutes and is the type of player to
fill in for either Casey or Humphrey.
Burnham's improvement has been one
of the most satisfactory developments
of the past week. He has come on
fast as an interferer and on him will
fall the heaviest nork of the back-
field offensive at Princeton.
Sedgwick was the first choice for
left tackle. If he stays in condition
he may get first chance against the
Tigers. Hubbard is likely to he
steadier for a long stretch of play.
but Sedgwick, when fresh, makes a
lot of trouble. Both players are
likely to have all the playing they
want on Saturday.
Desmond and Steele remain at
ends but yesterday Morris Phinney
was in the other line-up. He has had
a bad back injury, but he is ready to
play. Before he was hurt, he was
ahead of the other wings on forward
pass work, but except for this he will
have to make great strides in his
play in the ordinary run of attack.
Signs In Stores to
Tell When Baseball
Games Are Postponed
New York, Nov. 4. President
Charles H. Ebbets of the Brooklyn
Dodgers contemplates an innovation
which greatly should interest local
fans and is worthy of the serious
consideration of the officials of the
Giants and Yankees. The Brooklyn
owner is trying to arrange with a
corporation owning a string of stores
operating throughout Brooklyn and
Queens to carry "Game" and "No
Game" signs in its windows through
out next season.
One of the disagreeable conditions
that long has confronted both New
York and Brooklyn fans is the in
ability to ascertain whether games
were to be played on rainy of incle
ment day3. Much precious time hafi
been wasted in futile attempts to get
the Polo Grounds or Ebbets Field on
the telephone.
Thousands of fame have made futile
trips to the ball ground only to find
the game was off. The ball clubs
also have been affected by the condi
tions, for many persons have re
mained away on doubtful days who
would have attended the games had
there been some way of knowing
whether a contest was to be played.
The baseball public certainly is
worthy of every consideration from
the club owners and there is nothing
that would make more for the com
fort and convenience of the fans than
to provide some system of getting
needed inforamtion to the public on
days in which weather conditions
make the games doubtful.
Among the people who are signing
pe&Je treaties with reservations, are
the brides who are promising to obey
their husbands.
St. Patrick's day will ho cele
brated in the proper manner by
linvlnK Jaek Deinpsey meet Joe
Beckett, the English champion, at
New Orlcjuis, La. Dempsey sign
ed an agreement for the match
yesterday, according to an an
nouncement mado by Dominick
Tortoricli, the New Orleans pro
motor. Ho declares th pair will
meet on March 17 in the event
that Beckett wins from Carpen
tler, the French elsampion, in thjeir
light on December 4. It is gener
ally conceded that Beckett will
leat tile Frenchman, liowever.
New York, Nov. 4. There is many
a long month of hard training and
studious effort under experienced ring
generals before Bob Martin, heavy
weight champion of the A. E. F., and
inter-allied armies, can think of bat
tling Jack Dempsey for the world's
heavyweight crown. That was the
opinion of scores of prominent fight
critics from every section of the
country who watched the soldier
champion cut Joe Bonds literally to
shreds in a scheduled 15-round go
which was stopped in the eleventh
round by Referee Matt Hinkel of
Cleveland after Martin had pounded
Bonds helpless.
Martin is a good fighter. There is
a future in store for him. He is an
aspirant and a logical aspirant for
the heavyweight title, but there is no
possibility that he could success
fully fight Dempsey just now. Anyone
who would match him up with the
title - holder would literally sentence
him to a ring death.
That, in a few words, is the critics"
view of the soldier champion. There
was not a critic at the ringside who
did not have praise for the big sol
dier fighter after watching him have
Bonds absolutely at his mercy from
the time the gong sounded until the
bout was stopped.
But there were none who did not
agree that Martin in his present
day development is no match for the
experienced ring generalship of
Dempsey. He is too inexperienced.
But many critics believe, among them
Ed Smith of Chicago, that with, prop
er handling Martin will, within a year
or 18 months, be able to tackle
Dempsey or any ether heavyweight
Eddie Fitzsimmons Is
Coming Lightweight
Champ, Says Morgan
Dan Morgan goes into the following
raptures about his protege, Eddie
"Talking about the heavyweights of
today being a poor lot, what about
the merry-go-round lightweight boys?
The following are a few facts:
"Benny Leonard and Eddie Fitz
simmons stand out as the only two
lightweights of class in the world to
day. A few weeks ago. Tendler agreed
to meet any lightweight in Milwaukee
and gave the promoter a check for
$500. Mr. Otto Bochert, president of
the Cream City A. C, signed Eildie
Fitzsimmons to meet Lew Tendler at
133 pounds. Exit Tendler leaving his
check behind! The promoter dropped
into Chicago and tried to sign Joe
Welling, or Charlie White, any weight
with their own referee.
"Welling and White smiled and
said: 'Nothing doing with that bird.'
Then along comes Willie Jackson and
Johnny Dunidee, supposed contenders
for -Leonard's crown, and again was
the promoter told that 'Little Fitz'
could hit too hard and that they would
have nothing to do with Eddie Fitz
simmons, the sailor 'boy, who is looked
upon as the next in kin to Leon
ard for the crown.
Fitzsimmons agrees to K. O. any
of the contenders inside of twelve
rounds, weight to be from 133-140
lbs. ringside, also "Valgar, who as a
lightweight is trying to grab the 122
pound championship, 4s invited to
mingle with Fitz."
New York, Nov. 5 Charles A. Co-
miskey, president of the White Sox,
arrived in the city yesterday. He is
here to attend the meeting of the
Board of Directors of the American
League, which will be held at the
Biltmore today. It is expected that at
this session the directors will vote to
ask the National Commission to turn
over to the Yankees the third place
money they won, but which is held
up because of a protest by Frank
Navin, the Detroit magnate.
The Chicago magnate declared that
there is no truth in the rumors that
certain players on his team "Dulled"
to the Reds. He declared that he
had investigated many sources but
had been unable to discover any
wrong doing on the part of the ball
It may not ba news that Clara
Kimball Young purchased a giant
cockatoo. It may not be news either
that she owned a very valuable Pek
inese Spaniel. But it is news that
through someone's carelessness ,the
dog and bird met on a narrow path
leading to her dressing room and now
Miss Young ownes neither dog nor
bird. The dog is pushing daisies up
through the soil, while the cocka
too is a free lance.
Why worry about strikes? . There
are a lot of people in great need of
a. vacation.
Valger Has Drummie in Bad
Condition Dundee Puts
Touhey Away.
Newark, Nov. 5. Joe Benjamin,
lightweight champion of the Pacific
coast, who in his Eastern debut last
night before a crowd that packed the i
First Regiment Armory, outclassed
Joe Welling, in one of the eight
round bouts that featured an all star
card. Benjamih made good his claim
to a position in the first flight of the
division toy giving Welling an artistic
drubbing. The Californian not only
outhit and outboxed Welling, but on
three occasions the coast star stag
gered Welling with crashing rights to
the jaw, leaving the former sailor in
Twice -the bell came to Welling's re
lief in the nick of time, for a few more
blows to the jaw would have brought
the older man down. Welling showed
a disposition to hold when the pace
got too hot, and thus avoided many
solid blows.
Benjamin had the better of every
round up to the seventh, when the
veteran awoke and by a series of body
blows slowed the coast hoy to a walk.
Hut Be.njamin came back strong in
the eighth and won handily. Benja
min will have to be considered by all
the lightweight clan. Welling weighed
137 and Benjamin 134.
Benny Valger. who has been annoy
ing Johnny Kilbane with challenges
for a title fight, increased the vadility
of his claim for recognition by the
champion, by giving Johnny Drum
mie, the lightweight champion of New
Jersey, one of the severest trouncings
turjt young man ever received. Val
ger tried hard to add one to his list
of knockouts, but Drummie has a pair
of nimble feet and when situations
arose that boded danger, he sprinted
to safety.
It looked as though Drummie would
be finished in the seventh round when
Valger landed a right to Orummie's
jaw that staggered him. It required
great activity on the part of Drum
mie to avoid a knockout.
Drummie took a terrific beating In
the eighth and last round, -but was on
his feet. His title was tilted but still
on his head.
Drummie confessed to 133 rounds.
while, Valger's weight was announced
at J 27 1-2. The figures were disputed
from Drummie's corner, where it was
said Valger weighed 129. Valger, while
showing aggressiveness and hittin
with force, exhibited a slowness that
prevented him taking advantage of
numerous wide openings. The French
"flash" also showed poor judgment as
to distance.
Soldier Bartfleld and Angie Rat
ner put up the most disappointing
bout of the night. It was a combin
ation boxing and wrestling bout, with
the tactics of srapplers predominat
ing. Bartfleld, always a wild, bois
terous performer, waged an uproari
ous combat. He nearly tore down
the ring in his efforts to land one of
his wild swings on his opponent.
Eartfieldwas unsuccy-:rful for the most
part, his ffloves landing on the ring
ropes or the referee, Henry Lewis of
' Newark. The official was a glutton
for punishment.
Gambling Increasing As
"Sport of Kings" Reaches
Pre-War Basis.
London, Nov. 5 (By The Asso
ciated Press) Horse racing, like
every other kind of sport here, has
experienced a great boom since the
war and consequently the gambling
habit has Increased.
Promoters of race meetings all
over the country announce that re
cord crowds have attended while the
number of horses entered for the
races are already up to pre-war pro
portions. Racing is carried on all
the year round and scarcely does a
day pass without a meeting of some
kind being held in some part of the
country. It .is divided into two cata
gories flat racing, which commences
in March and ends in November and
steeplechasing which finishes out the
At the "classic" meetings held at
Epsom, Goodwood and Ascot practi
cally all the aristocrats of the turf
congregate. Entertaining takes place
on a large scale and the women vie
with each other In displaying the
latest fashions in dress.
The highest amount paid for the
winner of a race is that for the win
ner of the Derby amounting to $32,
000. There is more betting on horse
racing than on any other sport. The
English law is peculiar on that point.
Betting on the race course is strictly
legal, but the passing of betting slips
in the streets is considered a serious
offence. Yet one may legally place
I bets by calling up a bookmaker on
! any telephone, or by sending name of
the horse fancied by telegram or
through the post. This anomaly,
therefore occurs:
A betting slip with a horse's name
and an amount of money mentioned
if handed to a bookmaker in the
street is an offence punishable by Im-
j Prisonment. Yet a telegram to the
i bookmaker and containing the same
wording handed in at postofnee Is a
perfectly legal undertaking, and. In
cidentally one which is largely fol
lowed. In the poorer districts where there
are thousands of "backers" who
make bets varying from a dollar to
12 cents, the street bookmaker does
a roaring trade, although he is liable
to arrest and his business has per
force to be conducted very secretly
as plain clothes police are always on
th lookout for Mm.
The Wasldngton Glee club elev
en of New Haven, may play tlie
American Chain team at Newflcld
park tills season, but Manager
Kearney won't cancel liis game
with the General Electric eleven
of Schnectady, N. Y., to give the
Glees a booking. The General
Electrics are scheduled for New
field park next Sunday and as they
are one of the best teams in the
east the Chain manager refused
to listen to the plea of the Glees'
manager that the New York
staters should be shoved aside and
the Glees given the local date for
next Sunday. Manager Kearney
also refused the Glees' proposition
that the Chains play one game here
with the Glees and one in New
Ted Kid Lewis, the former welter
weight champion, is fighting- hard and
often to regain his laurels lost to Jack
Britton. After losing his title Lewis
realized he was slipping back fast,
and placed himself under the care of
a physician. He was out of things
pugilistic several months, and re
turned for a bout with Steve Latzo.
It was a six round battle staged in
Philadelphia. Lewis won by a nar
row margin. Then followed an eight
round no-decision affair with Jack
Britton in which Lewis made a fair
His next battle was against Mike
O'Dowd, the middleweight champion,
who was nearly twenty pounds heav
ier. Although his opponent had a
great advantage In weight, Lewis
made a' good showing. It was his first
real fight since he returned to the
ring. Lewis has now won his last
two contests by the knockout route
and is now convinced he has made a
genuine comeback. Lewis is at
present in tip top condition and is
trying to arrange another contest
with Benny Leonard the lightweight
title holder. Several clubs in New
Jersey have offered to stage the match
If It i3 made.
National Eleven To
Have Drill Tonight
Tonight, the Nationals football team
will hold their mid-fekly practice at
Harral avenue and Pequomiock street
and every member of the team is re
quested to be on hand. Mr. Merrill,
ex-colle.giate star and Spaulding rep
resentative, will be on hand to coach
and the manager wishes all to be on
hand to obtain all information possi
ble. The following men will be ex
pected to put in their appearance
without fail: Laley, C. Schwartz,
'Wally" Kun'dert, H. Hayes, "Jake"
Ryan, Clancy, Cogan, Kennell, Joe
Kane, (McGran, Garrigan, Neggy, Do-
lan, J. Broderick, W. Ryan. J. Prince,
B. Foley, A. Hansen, P. Hansen and
anyone who may have been over-
, looked. The Nationals will clash with
the Devon A. C. next Sunday at No. 1
diamond, at Seaside, ai.d expect to
core a win.
New York, Nov. 5 For the first
time in three years bike fans will see
all the leading foreign riders compet
ing In the six-day race at Madison
Square Garden the week of Novem
ber 30-December 6. The promoters
are now negotiating for entries of the
sensational Swiss champion, Oscar
Egg, Thys and Dupuy, winners of the
recent Brussels race, Brocco, the pop
ular Italian, and Francesco Verri.
In his last start here in 1917, Egg
caused a sensation by riding three
hours at top speed after losing his
partner Peter Drobach. He won the
race the previous year by stealing a
lap the last night of the race with his
partner Marcel Dupuy.
Roy Moore Claims
Flyweight Title Now
Leo P. Flynn, the demon New York
manager, sends in the following letter
about Roy Moore:
"Roy Moore of St. Paul, won the
15 round referee decision over
Frankie Mason of Fort Wayne, Ind.,
last week, thereby winning the fly
weight championship of America, and
the right to meet Jimmy Wilde, the
English title holder. Moore has
beaten Pete Herman, Johnny Ertle,
John Burman, Pal Moore, in a no-
decision bout, Earl I'uryear, and has
always been forced to give away
weight like the English champion had
to do. Moore stands ready to meet
the English champion, at any weight
that will suit the Englishman, in a
decision or no decision bout, and can
get $10,009 in Baltimore, where Moore
received the referee decision over
Frankie Mason."
New York, Nov. 5- Frank Moran's
return to the ring the other night in
Pittsburgh, where he knocked out
Jack Geyer in the eighth round, did
not boost the sorrel top's propagan
da for a bout with Jack Dempsey.
Geyer, who is even a worse has-been
than Moran, made Frank step some
and delivered some pretty hard wal
lops. Moran was slower than ever
and very wild. It may be that Moran
will get another opportunity at an
early date to show his wares In New
Jersey. He always Is popular with
boxing followers and against some
dub might prove a success. But Mo
ran's talk of fighting Dempsey should
be stopped. Such a meeting would
have to be preceded by the appoint
ment of s. coroner's jury.
I Former Captain Will Pay
Strengthen Defense Capt. Callahan Back At
Center in Good Shape Again.
New Haven, Nov. 5 Prominent
among the largest coaching staff that
has worked with the Yale eleven this
year was Clinton R. Black, the fa
mous "Cupid" captain of Yale's 1916
champion team. He was in uniform
and worked out with Gait, while
Pudge Hefflinger, also decidedly on
deck, took charge of Accsta, the other
Black promises to get into the
scrub line before the end of the week
along with Hefflinger. It is safe to
say that these powerful men will eith
er make or, break the Yale guards for
the Brown game.
Callahan played practically the
entire scrimmage session
being re- i
placed late in the afternoon by Gal
vin, his regular understudy. The
Eli leader is displaying his old time
fight and the splendid defence put up
by the varsity failed to yield a first
down to a strong second team com
bination. After the scrubs quit the varsity
took oh the college team. Leon
Walker blocked a punt and recovered
it for a touchdown early in this
scrimmage. The ball was given to
the collegiate team first on the 40,
then on the 30 and finally on the 20
yard line. It failed to make its dis
tance on every occasion, despite- ex
tra downs that were allowed.
Sharpe tried out a new backfield
Kempton, who was allowed to rest.
was replaced by Chet La Roche. Tha
halfbacks were French and Joe Ne
ville, with Jim Braden reinstated at
fullback. Before scrimmage was ove
Chick Neville was put at quarterback.
and Campbell and Don Welles went
in at the half. Webb took fullback.
Campbell made one good gain, but
did not show up as strong as Welles.
Both were returning to scrimmage
after an absence of two weeks due to
injuries to their legs.
The varsity lineup was Reinhardt,
left end; Dickens, left tackle; Acos
ta, left guard; Callahan, centre; Gait,
right guard; Walker, right tackle;
Allen, right end; La Roche, quarter
back; Neville, left halfback; French,
right halfback and Braden, fullback.
New York, Nov. 5 George Foster
Sanford's "rationally developed"
football team was beaten by Syracuse
in the course of Election Day festivi
ties at the Polo Grounds yesterday af
ternoon. The Rutgers eleven, in jerseys that
flamed as giddily as the shirts of a
veteran fire hose company, reduced
the rationality of their defense to
practical terms, but their offense
soared blithely in the realm of theory
and never was brought to earth. Buck
O'Xeill's warriors eked out two touch
downs and called it a game with the
score at 14 to 0.
After a scoreless first half in which
the Orange found the opposition im
pervious to line smashing, Ackley,
Abbott and Schwarzer introduced a
flashing series of passes, combining
the lateral with the forward to such
gcod purposes that the pigskin was
across the goal line before the sec
ond half was two minutes old.
A 30-yard heave by Ackley, stand
ing on the 40-yard line, gave the bal!
to Schwarzer, who was camping un
der the shadow of the goal posts.
The Syracuse end had a free romp to
a seven point tally.
Just as the fourth quarter opened
two long end runs, one by Abbott and
another by Erwig, after a double
pass, took the pigskin from Syra
cuse's 40-yard line to Rutgers 15
yard mark and a series of strenuous
lim'bucks pushed the ball over, Er
wig getting the touchdown.
Syracuse did not show the power
critics had been led to expect after
receiving all the glowing reports that
had filtered down from up-state.
While outplaying Rutgers, gaining 162
yards by rushing to 55 for Sanford's
team, there was nothing dynamic
about the assault. The Orange fail
ed to develop a sustained rushing t
tack on the Rutgers' ramparts ar
was compelled to fall back on crj"
play to force the issue.
The exceeding skill of Ackley gave
the up-Staters 53 yards on aerial
tosses. Rutgers, on the other xhand
was unable to get any further with
the open game than with straight
running tactics, and though attempt
ing six forward passes, five in the
second half, none of them advanced
the ball a yard.
President Charles H. Ebbets of the
Robins' evidently is not wasting any
time getting his players signed for
next season. So far he has received
the signed contracts of six members
of the Flatbush outfit. The players
who have agreed to terms are Rube
Marquard, Jimmy Johnston. Clarence
Mitchell, Raymond Schmandt, Ivan
Olsen , and Chuck Ward. Several
days ago It was announced that Wil
ber Robinson had signed to manage
the club next summer. A few days
before the 1919 campaign -closed
President Ebbets went to Philadel
phia, where the club was playing a
series, and ha talked ever terms with
nearly every member ef the eluh.
Attention to Guards and
Johnny Red - Allen, one of the
trongest contenders for the state
ightweight title that has been rest
ng on the brow of Battling Kuuz,
he former South Norwalk liquor
dealer, for the past two years, comes
out with the statement that he
doesn't want any title given to him
gratiously, as Kunz decided to do
when he thought of giving up the
ring game.
Ked says if Kunz is going to retire
let him consent to one last bout,
and defend his title against him. And
if some promoter can sign them,
Allen claims that there will be. no
need of giving the title to him as he
will put the South Norwalk boy to
sleep inside of ten rounds.
Red wants a clean claim on the
title and if he can get a match with
the present title holder he says he
will put all the howlers who have
been claiming the title out of the run
ning, by giving them a chance at anp
Hanover, N. H., Nov. 6 After a
day of complete rest the Dartmouth
squad took the field yesterday after
noon for a stiff signal workout, which
was followed by a short scrimmage.
The men that took part in the hard
game of last Saturday are in first
class condition.
Coach Spears held his men in the
gymnasium for a long talk on plays
for the first part of the afternoon,
then took them out for a hard work
out. The lay-off of Monday and the fact
that the team leaves on Thursday
makes the time short in which to
work up anything new to be used
against the Red and Blue. A de
parture from the usual tarining plans
for the Dartmouth team was an
nounced by the Athletic Council. It
is planned to have the team leave
Hanover on Thursday morning and to
stay over night at the New York
Athletic Club house at Travers Island.
There the men will be given a work
out on Friday afternoon.
fact that, if the team is taken to a
New York hotel, there will be too
much excitement for the men on the
eve of the game. The coaches want
no repetition of the season that ter
minated with the fatal Carlisle game
at the Polo Grounds.
Pete Hartley Will
Meet Benny Valger
in New Haven Show
New Haven, Nov. 5. Pete Hartley,
the Durable Dane, and Benny Valgar,
the French Flash, were matched yes
terday to appear In the star bout of
15 rounds, to be staged under the di
rection of the Arena Amusement Co.
al the Arena a week from Friday
night. The boys Willi battle 15 rounds
to a referee's decision. The promo
ters had been angling for the services
of Johnny Dundee as a possible op
ponent for Valgar, but yesterday the
Scotch Wop sent along word that it
would be impossible for him to fill
the date.
Hartley's last appearance in this
state was three months ago, when
he put Chic Brown of this city to sleep
in Derby.
The only other bout thus far ar
ranged by the Arena people will see
Joe Curry, the capable local scrapper
exchanging corrliments with Frankie
Wilson of Bridgeport. They are
siated to battle 10 rounds to a de
cision in the semi-final bout.
Players League Was
flT rro mi rraA Tn 1QCO
This is the anniversary of the for
mation of the Player's League, that
mighty upheaval which threatened
for a while to demolish the whole
baseball structure and which ended
so miserably. It wasonNov. 4 1889,
Players declared war and announced
the launching of the new league
which was lo eievaie ine players and
put the National League on the blink.
As finally organized, the Player's
League had clubs in New York, Phil
adelphia, Boston, Brooklyn, Chica
go, Pittsburgh, -Cleveland and Buffa
lo. Although nearly all the stars of
the game cast In their lot with the
Brotherhood circuit .and some of th
Neaional League clubs were reduced
to mere okjes, the Player's League
didn't eonneet with enough coin t
keep going, and threw up the sponge
at the end of the season. The Pitts
burgh elub of the National League
was the hardest hit of ail. First and
last the club had about fifty differ
ent players, and they managed to
lose 113 games, including 2S in a row,"
Johnny Dundee knoeked out Tom
my Tuohey in the fifth round of their
scheduled eight round bout. The ref
eree stepped the fight five seoomds be.

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