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PAGE NINE. I0DILE DEARS SEEKItIG A :! PILOT J Since Pat Flaherty Went to J Louisville They've Been Up I in the Air. Bringing Up Father By George McManus mi KOLfllTZ DEFENDS JACKSON Says Joe Persecuted by Small Minders. V7 R AT HEAVENS WELL NOW I Jl-NOUR JiGCSHAS BEEN I WHATS Tl-S TE WE Vv ANTS WVLaJM LE? To Stt- ,H co- rv )V TELL HER. I'M OUT- ARRESTED-HFSi T!?CUBL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 19'i. J MIIHlllf.TELLMRJKCSl ! !yE5 Hi 1L ITI WISWiFEdfl-S C MUM. i is out :rjy im i Mi 3 y J BEEN FICHTIN I ACAffi" CPLsFU. I iEE H.M- tfV T .yS. 1 f VA 1 H MOBILE, All., Feh. The sub scribers to the fund that saved the Mo bile franchise of the Southern associa tion from going to Macon. Ua,, met here rnday night and appointed ft committee of five members to plan a, reorganiia tion, recommend officers and a mana ger. Edward J. Higgins, chairman; William H. Reynold!. Ashbel Hubbard. R. M. WeincaKer and W. J. Korvllla were, named as the committee. This committee will also collect the remain tier of the fund planned to operate the club. The sum of 113.000 has already been subscribed and $20,000 is needed to operate the machine in the 1919 sea son. Who will be the manager of the team Is unknown at this time. Pat Flaherty was wanted again as manager, but he decided to sign with the Louisville American association cluD. Edward J. Higgins In talked of for president of the club. He ia a fan of lone- and hon orable standing in Mobile and has had an active part In the work of refinanc ing the ball club. Help New Owners. A. I,. Staples, H. T. Inge, O. M. Luce and T. K. Jackson, who hold the old franchise until the money is paid over to them, have subscribed $1,000 each to the new organization. The club owm El ball players, but it Is expected to se cure a number of new ones with the Idea of strengthening the lineup. With a large number of new men In terested In the club and business boom ing in the city as never before a suc cessful year is looked for In baseball and every effort will be made to meet It by putting in a strong team. The Committee In charge has several candi dates for manager in view and hopes to nick a man whose experience and past 1-eoord is an assurance of capable lead ership. ALABAMA HAS STIFF SCHEDULE Meets Sewanee, Vandy and Mississippi Aggies. . TUSCALOOSA, Ala., Feb. 20. TIte University of Alabama football sched ule was announced here yesterday as follows: Oct. 4 Birmingham College at Tusca loosa. .Oct. 11 University of Mississippi at Tuscaloosa. Oct, 18 Howard College at Tusca loosa. Oct. 24 Marlon Institute at Tusca loosa. Nov. 1 Sewanee at Birmingham. Nov. 8 Vanderbllt at Nashville. Nov. 14 Louisiana State at Birming ham. Nov. 27 (Thanksgiving) Mississippi A. ana ai. at Tuscaloosa. Des Moines Has Best Team In xV Western League DES MOINES, la., Feb. 20. Flans for the Des Moines club of the western league for this season have been com pleted. They Include retention of Jack Coffey as manager for the third suc cessive season. He is expected to play second base. President Tom Falrweather said the personnel of the team had practically been determined upon, and contracts Will be mailed to virtually all members Of the 1918 aggregation. Except for a new catcher and possibly an additional pitcher, this yean team will be identical with that of last year, If all the players receiving contracts sign them. Hasbrook will tie at first V - .. - r-re . A xnwni,a - f V, (-J an Hartford at shortstop, according to present plans, ana snaniey, murpny ana Case will cover the outfield. Dick Breen again will be offered the catching berth, but John Walker, a eemipro from Toulon, 111., who received a tryout with the Chicago Americans In 1916, also will be signed. The pitching department Includes Musser, Dressen and Delburn, and a fourth man, who will complete the staff, will be signed. Stark, last year In the Bethlehem Steel league, and formerly of Brooklyn, is being con "It looks like the strongest club In the Western circuit to me, Is the way President Falrweather views the club. "The outfield Is the best In any minor league team in the country. KNABE TO CUBS. Otto Knabe, who It was feared by Fred Mitchell would find it Impossible , to again fill his post as coach of the i' Cubs, has notified the Chicago leader that he will report to mm in tne spring. ' Knabe Is a partner of Kid' Gleason In the operation of a hilllard academy In Philadelphia, and when Gleason was appointed manager of the White Sox it looked as If Knabe would- have to remain In the Quaker City to carry on ithe business. However, arrange ments have been made by which the academy may be conducted in tne ab sence of both men. Mitchell was pleased beyond measure when he , learned of Knabe s decision, for he places great value on the services or the veteran. The Ggar Supreme Q For the man who I) enjoys the very best in cigars Flor de Melba The Cigar Supreme Made of the choicest tobacco grown, which gives it that distinctive rich mildness and frajrance. a 7 1 I J-. A lew smoKcu iu-uav will convinccyou that x Flor de MbLBA is the cigar supreme. CORONA or SELECTOS SIZE 10c STRAIGHT I. LEWIS CIGAR MFG. CO. NrWARK, N. J. Luittt lod.r-niVnt Clclf FtctMT is R I- SAMELSOX CO. distributors, Memphis. LIBERTY BONDS We buv or loin money on . . Liberty Bonds and War I havings stamps. HERMAN CROHN'S LOAN OFFICE 30 yean at the same old stand. ESP" 108 Beale Avenue Pi or 3.e MELBA RRTING POTLI.G BOB PIGL BENNY LEONARD, light weight champion of the world, Is being sought by Promoter Billy HaacK, of the Southern Athletic club, for hit next boxing show at eh Lyrle theater. Haack heard from Leon ard yesterday, and the cham olon aald ha would be alad to come to Memphis.. It la Haack s plan now to atage his next bout the first Monday night In March, which will be the 3d. Leonard's opponent has not been decided upon, but Haack li in close touch with several hlgh-cmi lightles, and la certain to land a aood. faat man to meet the champion In the squared circle here early next month. ueonaro is now out on tne coast, Dut plana to start to this part of the coun try loon and Is ready to go on at the i-ync witn anybody Haack may se cure for him. PAL GUEST AT DINNER. Pal Moore, star Memnhls bantam. who is spending several days here with home folks and friends, was honored with a turkey dinner at the Elks' club yesterday by Billy Haack. 6f the South ern Athletic club. Covers were laid for an even dozen, and a sumptuous feast was served. Turkey with all the trlinmines. and somethlne with which to -wash it down, made up the bill of fare. It was an informal affair, wieh no speeches or anything of the kind be ing made, but a general good time and telling of stories about the Memphis bantam. t The affair was a ereat success In every particular. PAL HAS TWO FIGHTS. Pal hat two flahta ahead of him during the ensuing couple of weeks. On Feb. 28 he will go to Superior, Wis., where he will meet Roy Moore In an eight-rounder. Following that bout fai win go to bt Louis to meet Jimmy Rogen In eight rounds. By the time these two fights have been fought, it It quite likely that Pal's manager, Tom Walsh, will have lined up tome more worthies for Pal to bowl over, as Pal la In bio demand all over the country, and every bantam Is anx ious ror a crack at tne conquerer or Jimmy Wilde. it li needless to add that they will be accommodated, Including Pete Her man, who Isn't so anxious, but who It being criticised because he won't meet Moore. A. A. ALL READY. The American association Is all reaSv to start the season, all eight managers having been chosen, a scheduletagreed upon and everything put in ship-shape topnse orr tne na. Following will be the 1919 lineup of leaders In the American association this year: Kansas i;ity Jonn uanzei. Milwaukee Clarence Rowland. St. Paul Mike Kelley. Minneapolis Joe Cantillon. Indianapolis Jack Hendricks. Columbus Joe Tinker. Toledo Roger Bresnahan. Louisville Pat Flaherty. Hal Chase It now a member of the New York Giantt, having been traded by Cincinnati to Manager Mcuraw yes terday. The acquisition of Chase Is expected to bolster the New Yorkers considerably and greatly enhance their flag chances. ONE ON OUR PRESIDENT. President John Martin, of the South ern league, made a big hit with the baseball men around New York when he went to attend the big baseball pow wow, but they tell a good Joke on our president about when he landed In Gotham and set out to find the base ball a-atherine. Here s the Btorv: John D. Martin, of Memphis, new president of the Southern league, at tended his first general baseball gath ering when the moguls, big and Tittle, met in new lorn some lime Darn, ne knew none of them by sight, but had a pretty good mental picture oi wnai they ought to look like and how they ougnt to act. Mr. Martin cot in rather late, hurried himself to the Blltmore and asked the clerk on duty where the baseball meet ing was being held. The Information he rot was that the baseball men were in session on the second floor. Mr. Martin went to the second floor. He emeraed from the elevator there ana set out on nis voyage or Discovery. An nnen door showed him a room iuii of well appearing gentlemen who seemed to be having a banquet. "I'm a little late for the eats. ,1 U . HTm U.,lln on, n Rllrflo1 In VUUUKUl lui. mat , .v v... iounu a vacant cnair ai. a mute bi ioi four and became a member of the crowd. ThA attt were hleh class and the drinks had the proper kick. Everybody was sociable and in gooa numor. "Baseball men are a fine lot of fel lows," thought Mr. Martin, as he par tnnir and conversed on reneral topics. "It's my first attendance at one of these meetings, ne itnany connaea io the man sitting next to him. "I'm not well acquainted. Maybe you 11 point out Mike Sexton to me. and I'd like to see John Farrell and register myself. "Er-r-r!" said the gentleman ad dressed, and he turned to tne next man "Do you know Mr. Sexton or Mr. Far rll?'r ha Baked. "No, sorry, but I never heard of them. Are uiey meniueio ui mo oiuuhi was the answer. They looked at Mr. Martin and Mr Uo.,ln lnnLH at them. "In' this the baseball meeting?" Inquired the president of the Southern league. "Why, no," was the answer; "this is a banquet being held bv the members Or tne cotton flIiangr. . . -oral i make lone Rtorv short. Mr. Martin finally found where the baseball men were gathered, but before he left he wrote out three season passes to Southern league games and Insisted that it, Atttifmn he had met at the tabu make use of them and keep the Joke to themselves. . They promised. They also promised to tour Dixie during tne coming Dase ball season and make use of the passes ' VOSHNELL LOSES. PHILADELPHIA. Feb. 20. Harry H Voshnell. -New York, national indoor alnrlea chamoion. went down to defeat In a fourth round match of the men's inrles of the Middle states Indoor ten nis tournament here yesterday at the hands of Wallace Johnson, Philadel phia. 8-6. 8-2. 7-5. Johnson was the runner-up in the national outdoor sin rles in 1910. Johnson now Is in the semifinal round nf the unDer bracket and will meet the winner of the Vincent Rlchards-Ichlya Kumagae match tomorrow. Fred B. Alexander. New York. tered Into the fourth round of the sin gles today by defeating Alvln Mallory, LAjrayeue couege. o-v, s-u. Head News Scimitar Wants. Which Gives Most Thrills, Airplane or Racing Motor? DePalma Says It's the Racing Car and Goes Back to His Old Game After Service in Uncle Sam's Air Corps. BY JAMES H. COLLINS. One day last fall, while Ralph De Palma was serving t'nele Sam as di rector of flying at McCook field, near Daytnn, Ohio, a tall, lanky stranger ap peared, askinrr for an airplane. He looked languid and bored. DePalma wondered if the visitor was strona enough for flying the auto racing star is nnnseir athletic, compact, hard and mentally alert. But the stranger wore an aviation officer's uniform, and fur thermore had an order for a plane from the commanding officer. They had been tuning up some new scout planes With IJbertv motors. One of these was assigned to the stranger. na ciminea in. signed his approval and soared up into the ether. Once aloft, the languid visitor put that "boat" through about every thrilling stunt known to the crack flyer. He may not have been actually an ace, but he cer tainly new like one: "Like to take a Irln Willi me"" h askrfd DePalma en alighting. The motor star accepted. He whs somewhat new at flying then, and also dubious. But a director of flying is supposed to flv. vum to cio a iew stunts.' asked the tranger when DePalma was safe.lv strapped In. "A nice question!" commented De Palma afterward. "There I was, strapped in and lie running the show. Would we do a few stunts. There was only one answer and we did them!" Brief Career as Aviator. DePalma's service ir. aviation was rather brief, as he enlisted a couple of months before the war ended. But it lasted long enough to give hiin a well rounded experience in flying, both of the stunts which might be compared to the thrills of the sneedwav. and lone distance flying, which is comparable to ne long grind oi autoniomie road rac- ng. And the veteran auto star lout no time in getting back to his own game, firm In the conviction that It beats aviation for thrills. Hying seemed monotonous comnarerl with motor racing," he soys. "On a trip of several hundred miles you may be making speeds which would be terrific In an auto 140 miles an hour. But at the height of a mile or more you have no realization of speed, and sitting up there in the wind and hotne is lonesome work. The stunts are more exciting, of course, but there Is no competition, no audience, no ap plause. Hurtling over the ground at Daytona Beach In a racing car at two and one-half miles per minute with 60 fpot leaps from the ground.or whir lis around the bowl at Sheepshead Bay Matrimonial Temperament Out of Al NEW YORK. Feb. 20. It Is possible that when the Robins start their train ing period Albert' Maniaux, the young hurler who jumped the club early last season for a job in the shipyards, may be one, of the squad. Soon after his leap fnbm the club, which was unex pected, President Charles H. Ebbets wa not a bit backward In telling his opinion of the jilayer, and for this the owner of the Tloblns could not ba blamed. Time, they say. Is the healer of all wounds and that may apply to a great extent to Al Mamnui and several other hall players who leaped from their clubs to the shipyards. However, if i;hhets decides to restore the former Pirate to good standing this spring he will deal with a Mamaux of a different type. Was Irresponsible. Heretofore Mamaux's career In the majors was one of a youngster who Bhoulflered no great responsiDiimes. ne was inclined to wild ways and has known what It Is like to be suspended for jumping over the traces during the playing season. But If Mamaux's word EXPECT NUNAMAKER TO HELP INDIANS LESLIE NUNAMAKER. Leslie Nunamaker, veteran catcher recently obtained by the Cleveland club from the Browns, stacks up as probably the hardest hitting catcher in the big show. At least there aren't many catchers in the big show who can boast of hit ting 2")0 or better through eight years of service. Kor some reason the ma jority of backstops fall down at hat. Nunamaker broke into the American league with the Red Sox In 1S1L i ml with competitors contesting every lap that's very different stuff! Kverv minute has Its problem and lis thrill I prefer to be down on the ground, smelling the gas, eating the dirt, in contact with my rivals and the crowd. ' Within a week after his discharge from Uncle Sam'a service he was back in New York tuning up his two Pack ard racers, equipped with aviation en gines. One of these is his "big car," 905 cubic Inches piston displacement, with which he has just broken all rec ords at Daytona Bench, Kla. The other is his "little car," 199 cubic Inches dis placement, with which he will go after speedwav and dirt track racing records this summer. Its displacement makes It eligible tor all official contests under the A. A. A. rules. Breaks Last Record. These two cars had broken every of ficial automobile record In the world except one when war ended. The Ger man Blitzen-Iienz achievement oi nearly H2 miles per hour, made by the late Bob Burman. was the only record left In 1911. DePalma had his eye upon that during the war, and went straight for It as soon as lie was free. And he got It! , When vou travel two and one-half miles a minute, he says, you need a good car. good nerves and a clean mind There must be no worries, nor any thing to Interfere with the absolute concentration needed In driving. Nerves and concentration must be such that yon meet an emergency as a matter of reflex action, almost without thinking at two and one-half miles a minute, emergencies are dealt with In fractions of a second. DePalma trains for his work by tem perate living and a little bicycle riding dally to keen on edge. Physical train ing can easily be overdone, however, as exhaustion might follow too severe ex ercise. Mental training is far more Im portant, In his opinion. Weeks of preparation precede an event like that at. Davtona Beach. His mind Is cen tered on the car day and night. He lives with its mechanism every waking hour, and at night mentally goes over It. part by part, testing tor strengrn ind efficiency, seeking details that call for alteration, making absolutely cer tain that everything will wo-k at Its best on the crucial day. It Is this preparation which gives him the clean mind needed for the event Itself, be cause not until thousands of mechanical details have been settled to his own satisfaction is It possible to dismiss them, and with them all worry when be cMmbs lit behind the wheel'for the real test. Bonds Knock can be taken those davs are passed and irom now on ne intends to nay strict attention to business, The reason for the young pitcher's change In attitude iiiwaru me serious tnings or lire may be gleaned from the fact that he was re. cently married and he realises that In the future he will have to look before ne leaps. Mamaux be eves that the lonr lav off from baseball has done his right arm gooa ana ne is continent that ne can come back and show enough ability to warrant him a berth with the Rob na. Mamaux broke Into the majors as a Pirate In 1915 and he soon was in the. limelight. He possessed terrific speed and in the box depended mainly upon his ability to hurl the ball past the batters. He proved to he the sen sation of the season and he won 2H gamee and lost only eight. This record was all the more remarkable when It Is remembered that the Pirates that sea son were a second division outfit. He was credited with striking out 152 bat ters. Keep Up His Work. The following year the youngster proved mat ne natt lost none of his speed. He won the same number of games as he did in 1915, but he lost a total of 15. His strikeout victims numbered 163 and he took part In 45 contests. Kor his sensational pitching ha received columns of publicity and was a drawing card around the Nation al league circuit. Mamaux was aware or these facts and the fame apparently ?:ot tne Deuer or mm. This was re lected In his work as a Pirate the fol lowing year. He got beyond the control of Jimmy Callahan when the latter was piloting the team and the manager was forced to suspend him. His pitching was a big disappointment. He lacked his old-time speed, and when the season ended he had won only two games and lost li. He took part In its contests. I-ast winter It was decided that the old-time sensation had outlived his use fulness In P ttsburih and he was trad ed, along with Chuck Ward and Bur leigh Grimes, to the Robins for Casey Stengel and Oeorge Cutshaw. At. the RobinB' training camp last spring Al showed flashes of his early speed and Rohble had hones that he would stage a comenacK, tierore tne tiooms man ager could determine whether or nni the young pitcher would rega n his ear ly Pittsburgh form Mamaux Jumped the CIUD. ' TAYLOR IS VICTOR. CHICAGO. Feb. 20. Michael McDer. mott, of the Illinois Athletic eluh. for nine years holder of the 200-yard breast stroke event in the National Amateur Athletic union swimming championship, was aeieaien last nignt By Herbert Tay lor, of the Chicago Athletic association. Tnvlor'u tlm wn 2.K Perry McOillivray, of the Great Lakes Naval Training: station, easily won the uu-yara tree siyie event in D. . Jones, of Great Lakes, was second and Herbert ropp, c. a. a,, third. PLAYERS COME BACK. Each week now finds players wh nult their clubs last summer to ao Ini war work seeking reinstatement from the national commission. Among those noted in commission bulletins are two former New York Yankees. Pitcher Al len Russell and Outfielder Hugh High HURLER TELLS THIS ON NECIRO FIGHTER. Lieut. Leon Cadore, Brooklyn baseball club pitcher, who wis with the nearo fighters of New York'i old Fifteenth regiment In France, told this story when ha arrived home recently i "One day i German high explo sive shell hit French sell ibout ten feet from six-foot negro private, but proved to be a dud. The negro, wilting ind expecting the shell to explode, reiched Into his pocket, drew forth pair of dies, threw them on the ground ind exclaimed: " 'After this, Ah leads a different life.' " INDIANS' TRAINER REAL GUY THOUGH HIS NAME'S PERCY PERCY SMALLWOOD. Percy Small wood haw been pneared to iron the kinks and pains out of the leveianct cnit s ninyera durtna: the coming American leujeue season. Small- wood is a noted distance runner, hav- nir defeated Tom homrhouL Johnnv HayeH and Henri St. Yvm at nnm Ime or other. He was a physical li ector before he entered the Her vice when the war broke out. DESERTERS WELCOME. CHICAGO, Feb. 20 Members ,of the Chicago Americans who deserted the club last season to engage. In shipbuild ing will lie invited m return, "Kid Gleason, t,hc successor of Clarence Row land In the management of the White Sox. announced on his arrival last night to assume active management of the club. "I want Jackson and the other nlav- crs back with me," Gleason said. "I shall make every Inducement to have them return." CopT1gtit. DERBY ENTRIES CLOSE MARCH 1 Eternal and Billy Kelly Out class 1919 Field. I.OnsVlLLE, Ky , Feb.- 20 - Entries , for the l'.H;l Kentucky derby, to he run at Churchill inwns May 10, will close March I, ten 'lays Inter than last year, giving trainers more time to determine the relative meiils ( the 3-ycar-olda In their charge. This Is expected to re sult in a larger number1 of starters than usual. As In the 1918 derby, when Escoba and Sun Briar seemed to outclass the rest of the field as winter cholce.s, Eternal nnd Billy Kelly now aland out prominently for the litis event. According to rcnoiiM from New York, Commander ,1 K I,. Hons, Canadian sportNinan ami owner of ltlly Kcll. has wagered 'J5,0n0 on his gelding s chances of heating Eternal. In a match i ,tce at Laurel luHt fall Fternal, with Schuttlnger in the saddle. was returned the winner by a head over Billy Kelly with Lunsfoid up. fol lowers of Billy Kelly, however, claim that Schutttnger outgeneraled Luns ford and the Commander Rosa' geld ing is the better horse. Eternal, a hrnwn colt by Sweep-llii- sel Ilurkc, and owned by .1. W, McClel- land. Is now at Hot Springs. Ark, where ho shortly will lie put In train ing for hlx coming campaign. Eternal was the leading money winner thor oughbred last season, accounting for $58,137 in purses and stakes Billy Kelly, by pick weues-uiena. also was a big money winner, I33.78S being his share. YV. K. i oe, ot Molilalia, a newcomer to the turf, whose horses showed to advantage In the East last season, is expected to enter his good colt Sweep- On In the derby Among the other horses or importance that probably will he named for the classic are Purchase, War Pennant, I'n der Fire, Tnto, hrummund. Passing Shower, Col. Livingston, Hatter Cake, Pellco, Col. Tavlor, Ihinbovne, Lord Brighton. Pen Ruse, Major I'arke, Elftn Queen and Cirrus. AUSTIN HAS PEP. Jlmmv Austin 1m ns full of pep and confidence as ever. In sending III his signed contract to the management of the St. Louis Browns he wrote that neither Uronkle, Frits Malsel nor any one else would take the third base job away from him, but If an accident of that kind could happen, then he would play short for the Hrowm, . LEARNED GAME IN ARMY. Young Harry Selhold, who signed a new contract with Connie Mack Imme diately upon his release from the army says he learned a lot of baseball In the army. He was captain and man ager of his company team at Camp Meade during the past summer. He was In the 316th Infantry. pUT a pipe in your face that's filled cheerily brimful of Prince Albert, if you're on A the trail of smoke peace ! For, no matter how sad has been your pipe-past, P. A. will sing you a song of tobacco joy that will make you wish your life job was to see how much P. A. you could get away with! You can "carry on" with Prince Albert through thick and thin and no matter how hard you test it out you'll find it true to your taste and tongue. YouH be after laying down a smoke barrage that'll make the boys think of the days in France 1 P. A. never tires your taste because it has the quality! And, let it slip into your think-tank that P. A. is made by our exclusive patented process that cuts out bite and parch assurance that you can hit smoke-record-high-spots without any comeback but real smoke joy I And, no matter how tender your tongue may be I RxJ'BynolijLjrobaccoCompBny, Wins top-Salem. N. C, Ill I, ly tMrron! News Srtcal I'LEVELAMi. 0. Feb. 20-Prte Her man, of New Orleans, the bantamweight champion, Hill display his warm here march 4. meeting Jack Wolfe, a love, land bantam. In a ten-round engage ment. Wolfe was nb Iged In concede weight in ohtainlug the nialch Her man held out for lil pounds at 3 p.m while Wolfe will welch about H'J pounds. TPI.SA. Okla.. Feh. 20 ..Cm not yet ready to show mv hand," said John Rel.sler, former manager of .lack liemp sey. here last night, when the Asso ciated Cress dispatch from St L'mta stating an Injunction against the nemp-sey-willurd match was contemplated "However, you can say for me Iiemp acy will never meet Wiilard until he has paid me the Jlto.nno he owes me under our contract, has settled my suit for $'.'00,000 for breach of contract, and I have been taken care of In the division of the spoils of the Deinpsey-Wlllnrd ngiit. FOKT WORTH, Tex, Feh. '.'0 -Tex ttlckard. promoter for the Wlllartl Lempaey championship fight, arrived last night from New York and in re sponse to a request by directors of the Fat Stock show, said he would do ev- erthlttg possible to get Wlllarri and Oempsey give exhibition bouts here -n Roosevelt memorial night early la March. Will aril Is expected here next week to look after his oil interests. MONTREAL. Feb. 20-Benny Volger of France, defeated Eddie Wallace, of Brooklyn, in n ten-round bout here yes terday. After the first round Volger administered such severe punishment that Wallace was on the defensive the most of the time. ATHLETICS GET OROVER. PHILADELPHIA. Pa. Feb. 20--Roy C.rover, of Scuttle, second baseman, has signed a contract to play this season with the Philadelphia American League Baseball eluh, according to tin an nouncement made today by Connie Mack, manager of the team. He also has signed Robert Geary, of Cincinnati, pitcher, who left In the mlddlo of last season to Join the army. STECHER A WINNER. MONTOOMKItY. Ala.. b. JO. .loe (Stttchor, 210 pdHiulu, uVftmteri' 7!ulo tffi Venpu, 1140 pnumls. In Htralglit falls liare last nlRht. Tti first (fall whs Kainpd by Nttvhflr with a bmly JmM tn ill mlmitos, whllA tho neronrt fall wan th result of double clnr nnd rat In 19 ml n u t h, Th bou t wan witnanned by a IiirR audience. Mit). A ifT ! H, von Kiniti. farmer Whitn Sn iiifirldcr, who vnjjnt wd and ro5 to A htcber rank In th United Siatf-s army than any ether h.i?eball paver, writes frn t'nip 'r'Mo:!, Ga , "I have knnwn Ji fr,r , ..np thn?." fh s K'inir. "long hfT.f.- h was f ir known i'i ma ;"? leagu b:-. hall. I know his cii'.Mi'Ti.-tanoc'' .md I know thr ;rucit!e he hni had to a't.iin the ''.ie tie iii.w ore up 'e in raphftll. I ;ni ;tv;.re of the depeur-1 upon him if 1-K !i;othr. her two m"vr children and his w ife ! w Ui vfturw to that iltini the draft per- id (-err wer t housands of men wa'kn-r the streets in civ ihati r let hew vvttb excvpilo pa-per- in their pocket wuh far e'imis than .Toe I know Mat Jo? lost pi .otUalty nil of hl sftvtni a few years mro in an unlucky investment. Ho is dependent upon his salary ft th$ support of his family "It has nlwavsi heen a puazl to m hv Jot- v;n picked out nf the hun drd? of sMpturd workers and perae cuted You know and I know the main ituson. He wiijt h star in his profes sion, and the umall-minde.dneMR of som people Hike them delight in blaming ;inv on hiRh up whom thev can crut- e ire. "I have known Joe -or a tnnjr time. At least l2,ouft draftees have, been com inir in monthly, t am fairly familiar with the person tu 1 "f our national army forces, and within the limit of my ob scrvat Ion there have neen no mn drafted who had the family claims that Joe did I have seen men ritRcharited after having been drafted if they proved attd dependency claims and the de pendency win never any Kreater than a mother or wife and children, "As a 1"0 pr cent American Jna has iihvavs stood four square in m J opinion and my only motive in writing this is to Rive the Impression of a man In the service- who knows Joe Jackson probably bettor than any other man.' $3,000,000 FOR RACING PLANTS Syndicate of Horsemen to Take Over Kentucky Track LOT ISVM.I.E, K.. Feh. M --A enr-' pnnitlnn wltti ti eapltaliiation nf I.VnlMV nilo In he known as the Kentucky Jm-key eluh is lo be formed to take ovsr the four Kentueky raoinit plants, I.alo nla. I.eineton. IvmikIhs Tsrk and Chmvhlll Howns. upon which options were recently taken by a syndieat of Kentucky horsemen lu the announcement It Is declarsd that amouR the objects souifit In ths consolidation Is the placing o( rselng on a hlirher plane In the state, snd th belief In Indicated that his can best h done hv widely scattering; the stork anions breeders and racers of thorough bred horses themselves. The capitalliation will he divided Into H. oon.000 of preferred stock and $2, 000,000 of common stock. JACKIE BOXERS TIED TO STATION Can't Leave Great Lakes to Compete in Matches. CHICAdO, Feb Srt.-.lneklM at the lireat Lakes tralnlcir station are for bidden to live hoxInK exhibitions or compeie In contests away from the sta tion, iiernrrtlwr t ft notice posted to day as the result nf in order reemlved from Secretary of the Navy liantels. Recently a protest was sent to the secretary by a Chicago ministerial as sociation, Rsklcir him to prevent Urt Itfkes boxers from Riving sn exhibition before members of the Chicago city council, The exhibition, originally planned for the council chamber In furtherance of a boxing bill to be offered In the leg iMlature, was transferred to the Klks' eluh. Chief of Police C.arrlty served notice this would not b permitted, being against the law. Print Albert it apwlid bi Hp rV 6ar. fitly rmd tint, hmwiaume pound mntl half momnd tin humidf an-in that efaMy, pracrtcaf pomnd crytal mlatt humidor with BPonf moitlinwr top that kaoma tha tobacco in $mch marftet conduit.