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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: JANUARY 21. 1912.
SHORTSTOP HARDEST TO f LAY !
Be kost Work Bapidly and Watch
Several Mores at Same Time. j
EE USED TO HAVE LESS WOSK
, Men Who Have Influenced the Game of Foot Ball.
j BOXING AS A CUSS GAME
Sentiment is. Against Matches Be
tween Whites and Blacks.
aWIfaaive Km at Feattlea to ( Kara
' lH lanta that Nh Battlaa la
, Overlooked la Oae 'Whs la
I Gewdl at Short.
NEW TORK, Jan. St-The question is
efts asked br baat ball fans.' which la
tha hardest, position on the InfUW? Be.
onus It I wholly a matter of opinion It
Mm hat been answered to the satisfac
tion of everybody. It nevef will be, for
arfomeat ana discussion ara.endlees la
fcaaa bail ana the game thrives oh them.
Third ' baaa osrd to M considered the
toughest position to play successfully,
and thl belief waa Mrengthened by tha
slftlculty of obtaining good third haaa
men. la lata years, however, the major
jortty of tha players who are nbt per
sonalty prejudiced In favor of their own
position, will tan you that shortstop la
M'most dlfflcalt lpot to fill on the In.
tield. , i . ... ! i
Barney Dreyfusa, preoident and owner
at aba Pittsburg club, U of tlx opinion
that a manager who haa a alar shortstop
and tenter fielder haa tha bast possible
foundation for a championship tram. Ha
balleves K la easier to build up a etrong
defense If tboat two position arc well
filled than It I to construct a winning
taam around any other two star. HI
pinion la hired by many men whose
business It lias been to build up ball
H Mast Hera Speed.
The shortstop used to have tnneh less
work te do than U required by the mod
am system of teem play. It always has
been nesessary for a man playing short
t he able to (0 fsr after (round bail,
either to his right or his left. - Ha must
be able to go to the right fsr enough
after hits which are too fast for the
third base man to get In front of. and he
must hare the speed ta men the second
baseman half way In taking .balls that
are hit over or close to second begs, not
toe fast to be retched. The shortstop
mast be able to come In fast on a ball
hit slowly past tha pitcher or one hound
ing slowly out of reach over the pitcher's
bead. Ha must possess, above all
things, a strong throwing arm and an ets
carate aim, of course. Without the
Strang arm the shortstop must play
closer ta tha plate, for a man who has a
weak arm or cannot get the hall away
aulcsly win find the fast runners beat
ret the ball to first whenever a (rounder
la fielded from nark on the trass,'
Ta play short successfully a man must
be good on Mil files, for ha Is In position
te get mora of them than the third base
man and the left fielder eri the pop-up
bits near the left field foul line. '
1 Hae Plealy te De, , .
Be dee all this, the ebortstep has ta
caver second baaa an attempted steals at
least half tha time, when a runner la an
first, and, aa a rule, he baa farther ta ga
asd a poorer line on the ball ad It comes
to Mm than the ascend baseman baa.
When there Is a runner on second the
ehertstop I expected to bold him at dose
te that bag as possible, to aa ta keep him
tram scoring sn single and give the out
fielder better chance ta threw the run
Mr eat at the piste If he trie to to home
oa a bit. It la no easy task ta heap one
eye on the pitcher ta see when he Is go
ing ta deliver toe halt, another an the
runner, ta watch hew far he It leaning off
second, and at the same time watch for
tha catcher's signal so that he will know
what kind at a ball Is going tfe te pitched.
All this and more the shortstop must
da ta a successful major league team,
la those team which play the up-to-
date baaa ban the shortstop la expected
not only to get the catcher' signal him
self, but to repeat It by some slight mo
tion so that the other In fielders and the
out fielders aa well will knew whether the
anchor Intends t deliver a curve or a
fast ball. ; v
There are ether sign for which the
seen tt op must watch. Whenever there
la s runner on ascend, the catcher e likely
at any moment to call for a pitch out.
whkh means that the pitcher will try te
deliver the ball toe high or wide for ths
hatter ta bit and Just nglit far quirk
snap threw to second to catch the baas
runner napping. On that play the short
stop mast be alert and sneak to the bass
while the runner Is watching the flight
of the ball. These are some at the rea
sons why the shortstop has his hands full.
through a came, if It were an easier
s'tlon to fill one would not find so many
weak basemen filling It. The defensive
end of the position Is of such Importance
that poor batting la overlooked In the
. man who cornea up ta all the ether re
quirements, and that Is true sf only two
ether positions on the team pttc her and
. In the following article, written bv
Walter Camp.' the famous foot ball
authority. nencts the twenty men who
have had the greatest influence upon
the gridiron same. Mr. Camp is
acknowledged the world over as the
most scientific student of the rolleae
game. In his vouth he was one of
the greatest players that carried the
colors of Yale to vie too', fine his
P'tlrement . from the gridiron Mr.
amp haa done more then any other
hereon to make his old college famous
In foot ball snnsls.
By WALTER CMP.
The task proposed of selecting twenty
Illustrious names in foot ball, la a diffi
cult one. and I bare endeavored to do
it by means of selecting historically the
Important epoch And ths men who came
ta tha front at these times. Viewed In
this way It would seem that the follow.
Ing names might fairly be taken to mean
the moat to the student of the sport:
Away back In the seventies, when Har
vard, rather disgusted, as were most of
the college athletes, with the unaatlsfac
lory kind of foot bell provided In the
Volted States, undertook, at the Invita
tion of the Canadisns, soma Rugby foot
Mil, H. It. Grant of the class of 'It. was
the captain of the team that tried out
these conclusions. It happened tbst
st about this same period David Schaff
had made a start toward tha kicking
(me at New Haven. It waa not. hew
ever, until the fell of.TS, that Whiting,
then captain of the Harvard team, that
wee playing Rugby foot ball, and Parker,
the captain of the Yale eleven, met with
their respective managers at Springfield
and agreed upon a. certain compromise
eat of rules. In the following year. ':.
these rules, were abandoned for the
straight Rugby, and from this developed
the present game, known as American
Intercollegiate foot ball.
Whiting ot Harvard, and Parker of
Tale, therefore, were the two pioneers
whs Introduced the present game aa an
Intercollegiate sport. As a matter of fact.
Whiting himself did not play In tha game
of TA, as he had broken his leg In the
gams with Canada, and Curtlss acted aa
captain st tha Harvard team In hie place.
Tha man whose name la moat closely
connected with the neat great movement
la American foot ball was C C. Cuyler,
the aid Prlncetonlen. and one of our
finest type of men. It waa he. whs aa
president of the I'nlverslty Athletlo club
ia New York, took up the matter when
the rules bad become very unsatisfactory.
and his club, acting under hie advice and
sanction, secured the consent ot repre
sentative men from the various collet ee
te act aa a rules committee and make
Its report to this club, which then pro
mulgated the rules. This continued tor
many years, until tha club Itself went
out- of existence, but It wss Cuyler who
outlined It and undoubtedly saved the
situation at that lime. ,
The next development came when an
other upheaval of criticism of the game
arose. A caramlttee acting under the In
tercollegiate association with Captain
Pierce at Ita head affected aa amalga
mation with the old rules committee,
and Prof. Dennis of Cornell, received the
position at chairman. Hall of Dartmouth
later became the efficient secretary of
that committee and acted for several
years. This commutes, with these two
officers, brought feet ball through Us
est most serious phase.
But with these three name should be
linked tliat ot James A. Rabbi tt of
Hsverford. who Is responsible more
largely than anyone else for the Im
provement In rulings through his chslr
msnshlp of the board ot officials. It
wss his work that haa been most effica
cious In cleaning up some ot the weak
nesses of the old game.
DaahleJl f Annapolis, and Bell of the
University of Pennsylvania were the two
members of the old committee who fol
lowed the fortunes of foot hell through
thick and thin, Dashlell being He main
sponsor at Annapolis, while Bell has
acted In a, similar position st ths I'nl
verslty ot Pennsylrsnis.
The men who have made their greatest
mark In tho foot ball world through the
medium ot coaching and the spread
ing of knowledge of sport have been
Yost at Michigan. William at Minne
sota, Woodruff at Pennsylvania and
Btsgg at Chicago. To 'these might be
added a number) af eastern coaches llks
Haughton of Harvard, Roper of Prlnco
.lon, but their task waa simpler and not
missionary In character. Hevsral coaches
of school teams, like Aryault at Oroton.
whose erlsiuallty In foot ball attack was
good, might be added.
Yost not only mads a mark on ths foot
ball map by tha performances of his
teems, but added much to the develop,
stent sf foot ball In tha middle west He
arse, through sending 'his own msn out
as coaches, dlssemlnsted knowledge la
A trio of Walter Camp's 'Twenty
Greatest" foot ball figures. From left
to right: Walter Eckersall. great. kick.
Ing quarterback of Stagg'a crack Chi
cago champions; Tom Mhevlln. one of
Yale'a grestest sons snd a crack coach,
who has kept east and west together In
foot ball: and Fielding H. Yost, coach ot
I'nlverslty of Michigan, who helped revo
lutionise the modern game.
this line. A very notable Instance of tMs
wss Mctlugen. a former Michigan player,
and his work at Vanderbllt. Williams
began hie work with school boys and
then, going west, developed It later with
the University of Minnesota.
Woodruff made Ms greatest name with
I He play called "guards back," 'at the
University of Pennaylvsnla, while Stagg
exhibited his Inventive genius with vary
ing Chicago teams and developed , both
plays and players In marked fashion.
And, commenting upon the south, to Dr.
Dudley of Vanderbllt should be given
credit for not only the nominating of a
strong bosrd of officials down there, but
also the development of the right kind of
foot ball sport through that section, not
a an active coach, but aa a disseminator
of the best spirit.
Probably no man has kept so well
posted on foot ball eaat ana west In the
coaching - line aa BchevUn. the former
Yale captain and end, who spends part
of his time each ear In the middle west
and part of his time la the east, thus
seeing the development of both sides of
toot ball, snd being also one of the brat
strategist In the sport today.
And the mention of BchevUn brings up
to mind two otner great captains, who.
the former by earnest snd painstaking
work snd ths latter by Individual bril
liancy and leadership, raised the standard
ot foot ball at their universities. These
two men were Arthur Cumnock ot Har
vard, who succeeded In stemming the
tide of many defeats and bringing victory
to the Crimson: the other Truxton Hare
of Pennsylvania, captain and guard,
whose brilliancy of Individual perform
ance and natural leadership made Its
mark at his university In the sport which
calls out those qualities In ths strongest
looking back over the history of the
sport, tt seems that there are men who
mads their mark In particular branches
of the game, as, for Instance, a man Ilka
Corbln of Yale, who developed the center
position: Odea of Wisconsin and Hersh
berger of Chicago, shining lights In the
kicking department: Eckeraall of Chi
cago and Daly of West Point and Har
vard, who showed the all-around devel
opment of the quarterback play: Hlnkey
of Yale, Dave Campbell ot Harvard and
Cochran of Princeton, stars In tha ranks
of end players, snd hundreds ot others
whose exploits the limit of this article
render Impoasibls of description.
FEELING IS - E5TXR5ATI0HAL
It la Kelt that Promoter Met a task
Will Heeaawlse Caadltlraa aad '
Set Try ta Pit Jahneaw
Agalast W hite Mas.
COMING FIGHT UNIMPORTANT
Johnson-Flynn Mill Will Hot At
tract Many to Hevada Bins'.
SMOKE CAH50T BE WHIPPED
If Promoters of Baat Anticipate
that It Will Approach (tea Fight
' 'They Will Likely Have Hade
ONE-ROUND HQGAN'S RECORD'
What Bo? Has Already Achieved
( in Tiitio Circles. j
MODEST LITTLE HAH A COMEB
Talks With BUI Sen b ten A baa I Hie
Plana aa Hopes far Patera
Heaere ta Be Was with
"White Hopes" in Battle Array
Planing Becomes -,
7.fr More Important
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NBW YORK, Jan. m-The world a tiv-
leg program for the year ttlt stnphasiaas
the Importance of the naval and military
kids of aviation. This Phase will prob-
ssiy remain la tha forefront until flying
becomes inexpensive and attractive ae a
sport- oonsammatloa which le dearly
ta view. Tha schedule contain no mors
aviation meetings than that of ITIL At
at present arranged, the program In
cluded the following:
Annual meet at Los Angeles. Cel.
Ooreoa Bennett cup race, ta be flown!
In .the United Ktatea. !
rMwtn Oould prise of tll.OM " . !
The trens-eouth Americas flight.
A era show at Ore no Central palace la
rltH!) 'witllterr aeror.isne competition
(about August) for swards amounting ta
,, . . .
Micnelm target competition 111 and
ini-:v.j la each year.
Mirtwlln- International trophy, for
trophr worth tZ and cash of it a.
British empire Micheila trophy aad
St.be lending la Ortoherl.
Bcltta empire MWhrlln No, S. trophy
ad eM Ito Otoheri.
. Ostend-to-Uondon-end-bac contest.
' Prince Henrv aviation cun tQnuenv).
AirsMp vnvac af Suchard across ths
Atlantic ta March.
Plight frose Paria ta Peking (proposed).
" Developments which may be looked for
this year are la esaohlnre with a dual
central: In big Mptasea, with a spaa af
sixty , feet, weighing betwsea tM and
4 aa pounds sad csrabM ' of traveling
from m to LW miles: in the use ot
aUeacere and motors; ta the aaloral sta-
homb throwing, aided' br Instruments of
jireeMoo, and svea kt the employment ef
elrearms by saaarnger la aeropUaes,
ad la hydro aeroplanes. There (re sow
jtkout l.na ar l.aM certificated pilot a In
tuts country sad abroad.
OstX) Waste Mara Mawey.
; This season winds wp Ty Cobs' three
Jeer contract which calls for tSM. As
$Ty ts aasd ta want. . for his aaxt
tkrec-eaar period it is urn to htm ta show
a ears it by brcaJUag, some nor
ai iMiU.ae. US,
By W. W. HAl'UHTO.
SAN KANClfCO, Jan. M.-U Is some
thing tot a rising young light wslght to
with Boeg a very few minutes to discover
that ha believes he baa a coming cham
pion la tow.
i Hogaa a product ot San Francisco'
foar-round (am, a pugilistic training
school that never yet turned out a dunce.
At that K Is largely a foreleg bed. It
teaches young boxer to crowd all the
action they are capable of Into four three
minute spells ot action. Naturally, after
being grounded ta such methods of break,
neck milling, the four-rounders are apt
to continue along such Hoes after they
graduate into broader fields of pro
And very often this clinging to the
early notions proves a detriment. They
find they can do better when they have
learned to temper the violence of thvlr
attack and wait for openings; to rate
themeelvee. In fact, as experienced ring
-While he doesn't say as In aa many
words, Hogan rather Infers that II wss
by boxing In the Old four-round style
that he rendered himself sa easy mark
be able to say that he has taken the
measure ot such fellows as Battling Nel.
son and Knockout Brown, but when In
addition be Is spoken ot by Champion Ad
Wetgast aa the moot promising youngster
in the ill-pound division, there ts every
reason why he should feel hopeful about
Fred Hugan. who Is known to fame ss
"One-Hound" Hogan. Is the youth re
ferred to. He hes Just paid a visit to
San Francisco, hie "home town," and hss j
seen receives ngnt roysiiy y nm aiieno.
la this burg. Hogan. waa accompanied
by his manager, Oil Boeg of Kew York,
waa kt more than enthueieatle about his
young charge. One needs to converse
for Ad Wolgast In New York.
1 fought myself out In the first round.
d Hogan. "I was so tired whew
supped up for. the eecoad that I could
not bold up my hands.
I waa green In many ways. When I
found I could not defend myself. It
euld hsvs been easy for me to drop
from a punch and take as mucn ot tne
count sa the law allows, but I gueea 1
was too proud to do anything like that.
The referee saw I was helpless and
stepped the bout."
"It must hs remembered that itogaa
had only tour atoaths ot professional
experience behind htm at that time," re
marked Manager Boas. "He haa learned
tha ang'-w of the game since then, a con
test worth witnessing win result. Hogaa
la auen a novice that the VtS record
books will be the first ta contain notice
eC hie petfurmancea But ha hea made
wonderful strides and deasrtia a world
af credit for the way ha haa sent himself
Is the front."
While Hogaa believes that a meeting
between Wolgast aad himself la Inevt-
tabte and. for that matter, la notably
.ev.i as kt what wtH happen t
the eventful day cornea, be la ewe ef Ut
ile Ad's asset srdant admlrera.
Hs says ha discovered bx Wetgast the
e usuries ef true frleretahxp and
apart from all business as professional
Mass ha .would test aartanaa.
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NEW YORK. Jan. .-Is the boxing
game to be a "class'' affair in the future?
Prom the trend -of things the lest year
It seem to he. leading that way. There
was a time when very little attention. wss
green to a bout between some colored
boxer and a white man, but now when
ever a match of. that kind Is mentioned.
It seems to be the signal for general op-,
position from sll sides. That has been
the case ever since the Jack Johnson sf
falr'at Reno, Net-., in lste. when the -colored
man annexed the world's heavy
weight championship. There were thou
sands of good sporting men opposed tn
the. match at that time for the simple
reason that thty did not consider Jeffries
In proper condition or able to come back
after five years' retirement and do him
self Justice. However, that cute little
figure, for the money end seemed to he
the principal aim of all parties con
cerned and the contest sa permitted to
go oa with the colored msn jrlnnlnjr.
It Is not the Intention to take away any
credit from Jack Johnson, but only to
show that there was a general feellne
against matches between white and col
There la no doubt that Johnson Is one
of the cleverest big men that has been
brought before the boxing public In many
years, and In some respects la almost
the equal ot Jim Corbett. He Is a' great
fighter and no one will deny that, but
at the same time the followers of the
sport are opposed to mstches between
whites and blacks, and especially where
the difference In weight ta so great as
baa been ths case tn a number of matchee
the last year. It was the color question
that prevented the Johnson-Wells con
test In England, although It haa been
given out that It was a question of big
purses which ths Nstlonsl Fportlng club
of London would not stand for, and ss a
reault brought on the agitation against
tha match. This may be true In a sense,
but ths real cause was the color question,
especially where the principals were so
well known and where the Interest was
even greater than moat big affairs In ths
European countries the last year.
Aaitatlea la America.
Where small contests of this kind hsve
been arranged nothing ha been said, for
tha simple reason that they did not at
tract the attention of the general public.
The agitation has 'been taken up In
America, and boxing promoters sll aver
the country have been very, shy In ar
ranging matches between colored men
and white men: In fact It I understood
that tha New York promoter have been
given to understand that such matches
are likely to be prohibited. Now, the
agitation has spread ta Australia, where
the boxing game has thrived for many
years and ths people love' It ss much as
the people of America love base ball.
However, all this talk In, England and
America has had eonstdsrable effect, and
Hugh Mcintosh, the Australian promoter,
who haa conducted some of the biggest
matches In the world, and was ths first
to pay out an enormous purse for a box
ing contest, states that in the event of
Johnson going to Australia this year." he
will In all probability be matched against
colored men only. Mr. Mcintosh Is one
of the shrewdest promoters In ths busi
ness and he no doubt understands' that
If he were to try and get over the heads
of the people while such feeling exists
he would be the loser, and he ha very
wisely decided to keep within bounds.
This would mean that Johnson's oppo
nents In the country of the Southern
Cress woukt bs rem McVey and fm
Langford-two of the beet heavyweight
In the world today, outside ot Jack John
son himself. It all depend upon John
son's position In the ease. If the cham
pion Is willing to be reasonable In hi
terms, then he will have an opportunity
to visit Australia again and fatten his
already well filled purse, but It not, he
will find that Promoter Mcintosh will
arrange to go along without him. ..
A match between. Johnson and McVey
would be Interesting, not only to ths col
ored followers of the sport, but to all
classes, ss they ere evenly mstched snd
would no doubt pat up a great onteet
with Johnson on the long-end betting.
NEW YORK. Jan. -If the promoters
of tho proposed Johnson-Fly nn bout,
scheduled for decision somewhere la Ne
vada next July, are of the Idea, that tha
contest will approach In popular Interest
thf .P.ano battle they are likely to have
an unpleasant awakening within the neat
few mon'.hr. Viewed from any angle ex
cept that of the negro champion, the
match appears to be one that holds forth
little financial or spectacular return.
, From the evidence available at the
present time Johnson's ring career may
be said to have reached Ita climax when
he met and defeated Jeffries oa July 4,
1l The situation that mads It necessary
to resurrect a retired champion after al
most sTx years of absence from the pugi
listic arena has changed hut little since
that date. Scores of "whits hopes" arose
with the downfall ot Jeffries, but without
exception there Is not ons who today I
in a position s"lr real battle to John
AI Tslxer and Carl Morria, the two
most promising of the new heavyweights,
are far from w!ng ready to face the ,
black lord of nuglllam. Tom O'Rourke.
adviser of Palxer, and Tex, Klckard. who
considers the Iowa boxer a most prom
ising ring man. both agree that at least
fully two years must elapse before Falser
will have the experience necessary to
cope with Johnson.
The. lilleholder has shown a disinclina
tion to meet pugilists of his own color
in the ring, but haa always been frank
in stating that this was because there
was no money In such a match. Rlckard
and other shrewd promoters hold similar
views. Johnson' rise to the poeltlon he
now holds was an exceedingly bard wrig
gle and he Is fully determined to reap the
benefits, now that he Is m a position to
He has repeatedly stated that he was
ready to defend his title for a guaranteed
sum of ro.ooa. Thl wss the price set by
Tommy Burns when he defended the
championship against Johnson, and the
negro has often said that Burns, snd not
he, fixed the price for uch a bout to a
finish and thsre was no reason tor break
ing the precedent eMaoiisned in the Aus
Thus It came about that the promoters
of the Istest match were forced to give
Johnson 1.000 training expense snd ne
third of the moving picture profits to
Indues ths heavyweight tltleholder to
sign. ' Flynn's share was not announced,
but It 1 certain that tha 'forlorn Hope"
will not reap heavily By this secret agree
ment. Neither Is there reason to believe
that the promoters ot the bout will enter
the millionaire class via thl routs.
Ths paid attendance at the Johnson
Jeffries battle waa 14.JB and the gross
receipts BTS.TIS. Tha admission charge
ranged from IS to tax No uch bonansa
can be expected at the contest next July.
It was estimated that e,0CC spectator
from east of Chicago witnessed the Reno
battle. Not 60 would travel to Nevada
to see Johnson and Tlynn meet. Any
point that might be selected In Nevada,
for this bout would be- spproxlmately
S.0M mile from thl city. Tha round trip
railroad tars to Salt Lake City, with
berth, la about Sl. Local rate ever ths
Nevada road are SVs cents a mile.
Key to the Situation Bee Advertising.
An Old Shop in
The Howard Restaurant haa Just
reopened under a new management
and are serving the best meals
that the market affords, at popu
lar prices. We rater to shoppers
as well as to business men.
10 Howard St,
Was. Baasnaelster. ST. Severlnsos,
- i.-.t n., i-h-4
If every one would realize the danger of Rheumatism,
grieved If It should turn out that the
operation underwent by Wolgast pre
vented him mingling m the hurly-burly
of ring affairs again.
"I look to him to get well and be as
strong aa ewer." said Hogaa. "He haa
a heart like a lion and I believe be could
shake off the effects of a dozen oppo
nents.' After their meeting in New York. Ho
gan aad tha lightweight champion be
came owlta efeummy. Hogan sparred with
Ad when the tetter' trained at the Seal
Rock House, near Ocean fieach, for his
match with Owea Koran, and assisted
ta seconding; Wolgast during the turht,
"I like hrra but I think I have solved
said Hogaa, Than, wut be
Tha three leading "white hopes." "The reason la clear enough ta me,"
Above. Jim Flynn. who gets first reach
at Champion Jack Johnson tn July. Be
low are the two who are doeest on his
heels, because .of great Improvement m
their work during the last months Carl
Morris oa the left and AI Falser on the
so slang-whanging br-tore our match and
so bitter ness after K. but we will have
It out Just the eanse."
At one time Hi Horan's career en a
short career tt haa been there waa doubt
aa to whether he would be able ta ooa
torm with eowifort to tha weight seaatra
menta of the Its-pound, class. Now he
ijmA mm JcrwiK a r ft'tT the notah.
said Gil Boeg. "Hogaa did not know
what a proper course ot training was
unto be underwent a prepe ration for his
second bout with Knockout Brown. He
had a habit ef tearing off weight In a
hurry and very often tried to make
weight at extremely short notice. Rightly
handled, he can be brought as low as
UP pounds without sny kxs of strengta.
Hc ia a legitimate lightweight and vM
never have any trouble on the score of
It may he that Hocwa's -"xt contest
will be with Paekey Mcarlaad. It may
be. agam. that be will book wp far the
third rime with Knockout Brown. Bat
these meetings, la bis own epbuoa, win
If every one would realize the danger of Rheumatism,
and at the first svmotoms of the disease beein proper treat
ment to get rid of it, a great deal of suffering and misery could be
avoided. But most persons are inclined to treat the early pains lightly,'
and by neglecting the trouble allow the blood to become so im
pregnated with uric acid that Rheumatism becomes firmly established
in the system, and then the sufferer "wakes up ' to the fact that it is
a powerful and dangerous disease.
An excess of uric acid gets into the blood usually because of sys
temic irregularities, such as chronic constipation, imperfect kidney
filtration, indigestion and miner stomach troubles, to which we rive
no serious thoueht. But each of these disturbances has a direct effect
; on the eliminative members, which prevents the proper removal of
waste substances from the system: This refuse remains in the stom
ach and bowels, and souring forms uric acid which is quickly absorbed
into the blood. Then the foundation is laid for Rheumatism.
The occasional pains shooting through the body, will gradually
become more frequent and severe, the muscles get sore, and the flesh
may be sensitive and feverish in spots. Constant contact with the
acrid blood slowly dries up the natural fluids of the joints, causing the
knees, ankles, fingers, etc., to become swollen and stiff.
If you do not conquer Rheumatism then Rheumatism will conquer
you, and you cannot do so with external applications, because they do
not reach the cause, which is in the blood. It is all right to use any
application that will give temporary relief from the pain of an attack of
Kneumaiisni, dui no one
should forget that the vital and
necessary treatment is that
one which reaches and changes
the" character of the blood.
There is but one way to
cure Rheumatism and that is
to cleanse the blood of the uric
acid poison. S. S. S. goes
down into the circulation, and
attacks the disease at its head, and by removing every particle of the
; cause, ana punrying uic diouu, cures Kneurnausm permanently.
S. S. S. changes the blood from a sour, acid-steeped stream to a rich.
healthy Muid, which quiets the excited nerves, eases the throbbing
muscles and painful joints, and filters out of the Mood the irritating
matter which causes every symptom of the disease. U'hen the circu
lation has been purified and enriched by S. S. S-, it gradually nourishes
back to a healthful state the different members that have been affected
because of imperfect and impure Wood. S. S. S. is entirely free from
minerals and is perfectly safe for any one to take. Book on Rheuma
tism and any medical axlvice free to an who write and request same.
THE SWIFT SPECIFIC- CO, ATLANTA. GA.
s. s. s.
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