THE NEWS SCIMITAR
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J Louisville They've Been Up
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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
Meets Sewanee, Vandy and
. TUSCALOOSA, Ala., Feb. 20. TIte
University of Alabama football sched
ule was announced here yesterday as
Oct. 4 Birmingham College at Tusca
loosa. .Oct. 11 University of Mississippi at
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
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.
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Pi or 3.e
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
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
The affair was a ereat success In
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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
"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
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
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.
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
TO HELP INDIANS
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
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
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
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
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
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
REAL GUY THOUGH
HIS NAME'S PERCY
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.
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
"I want Jackson and the other nlav-
crs back with me," Gleason said. "I
shall make every Inducement to have
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
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.
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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
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
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-
"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.'
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
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.
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
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.
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