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'fill-: OMAHA SUNDAY IJIIM: FKRIIUAKY 21, M13.
KILCAKE DECLINES HATCH
Kid William Declare Champion
Fcathfrwrfght it Dtsirou of
weight outstion mate issue
NEW TOUK. Feb. Johnny Kit bene,
rlmripli n frstherwelsbt r.f thl planet,
)Holntnly refuses to be InvelB-led into a
melrh with Johnny 'Kiel" William. hv
domineer he bantamweight (IIvWcb of
this universe. At least, the Kllhane
Johnny will hs nothing to do with the
Williams Johnny tint II the latter Johnny
tnakri a numtier of ronreselone In the
matter of weight, le of purse snd place
v. hre the contest should be conducted.
l'or a while; the gullible enthusiasts of
FhHalclnhlei were led to believe that the
tao ohamitonii would it la"t condescend
to mis matter for their edification. n
noiinrenv tit wa made that the forfeit
lmd been pottted. the date decided upon'
and the poundage aettled. Wednesday
ei;lng. February It, wn designated a
the all-Important day. I
Now It I all off. The rtwiAon sfSvanoed
for the Indefinite postponement of the
battle la AJist Kllbana refused to agree
to i; f innd at rlnelde, the weleht
Williams demanded. 11 Is laid that Kll-
I'ane w ready to'mtike the feather
welRht limit at S o'clock; on the evening
of t ho battle, but Williams would hear
nothing of It.
"4rald, dart William.
WiUlnr.ia, however, ha another e
I'lnnatlnn. The ben tarn boj I firm In
hi conviction thni Kllhane fear hltn,
and for that reason alone doe hot an
f'ipate with d!isbt a meeting with Mm.
Here In Wlllhrns' end of the contro
versy; ' I am unit certain thnt Kiihsne floe
not care for any part of my (rain. I
haVtf reason emuivh to believe so after
tbff manner In whleti he treated the
negotiation v for our proponed match.
nisi Kllhnr.e calked at the weight.
ylug Hint he ,n iM'rfectly satisfied
with toe ofCre! for Ms end. lie
raid, ho-ircvcr. that he wouU waive tho
' w-lntit qneMtiontht la. would agree to
weigh in at l-'J pound ririRelde If. the
ante wire rslrd In K.'fQ. Here hi bluff
rnlld. for the club promoter, at the
. Instigation of my manager, consented to
give Kllbape that um If he would accept
ine mat. h nt the featherweight .limit at
Ftghdnic for t.eaa Money.
"Thnt ,ws tl.e I.-t hfard of Kll
I'ane. InsleaJ of grabbing the tvncfl for
a sl-round hout bo is going about the
country fighting second islets at ll.MO or
cq per mnn.
"It Is not for m to sy whether Kllhsne
make Vii pminrli at ringside. But It
d'te.i seem inter thit ho should refuse
' li a Mir mini for so short a bout f he
n make the weight, the only hindrance
to tl.e consummation of the match.
If I Ihom.ht Kllbane could make the
f.-tlmrvix-ij:i,i umU, lh division In which
b Is champion, I would not hesitate a
it; 'Mucnt in boldly announcing that he
f'sra to meet me in tha rli.K. I can tee
-no other reason why he should r.urn
V.'O for eighteen minute .of box'nir."
eti HntiM Marat Agsla.
, And here we have another notable per.:
so'isro picking on Mr, Kllbane. Wo have
reference t Abraham Atlell, wlio a few
years ro bick flatmte.1 tho featherweight
rliami.lonshlp th seme Able Attell thi
Mldane person won hla title from.
The name of Attll t first appear In
appropriate lit bolting discussion these
Modern diivs, but Able wit! have his
and list to It:
"I l.avo not been before the publlo of
Jitte u much as l.i former year but 1
have not been Id! ng away my time. I
ui still in active training; training for
one i,.re bout win, the , whft
l ived me oT the vbamolonHhlp-Johnny
J i'I iine.
"Ion cannot convlnca ma that I bj
t-t Kill.ane-a n,s,er. 1 lMl hIm
P-T ote. In Kins,, ;tty. Tht ,cfnr-
"fl m-t for u championship, r tblnlt 1
'it lo c return hn!l). l ...
cet another chunee at my cid
-N-lil, U.st 8oI n vlem, j ,m ,,;, eo.
' trulidn rrmfl. Thin
o.i.t to prove thnt. I am sincere ) my
j ' XKe in another hmtt ,
-...i ,a,e ,o ,,,u on ,,,yone txr
l'ne Is the iun I want,"'
V'mmrnp In tfnTaiia.
liu maklntc a ttrenumia bid to
W.-rrie ,!, ,xll,,: Mpr ,
It-it I' Kent about It tho ron way, ld
I....I up enthusiasm of the native t
"!' o peter out iWor, ,), tight little,
J-. ,R:in ,;;h,;;;:". "!""'"h ,,w-,f."
!.-r ih.ir ciu-nlng bout down there a
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I.I..M old ll.v, promoter know
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FIGHTING FEDS A MISTAKE
Organized ate Ball Should Have
Kade Teace Thia Tear, Sayi
N . Sport Writer.
KEW LEA GUT. SURE TO STAY
By WK 3. MKKK.
NEW YORK, Feb, f-i.-n analysis of
the base ball itus,tlon at present con.
vlnre that Orgsniied Itase Bnll made a
ghastly error when it elected, after the
i lose of the Ifl 4 eou, to continue the
warfare on the Fed.
The Fed 1m, going through Hie 1TI4
reason atlefi"d practically everyone, hut
those organised magnate that were in
the base ball ulnes to stay. They con-
vlmved the skeptic that they had un
limited bankrolls and that they would
use them to get bull player of the first
The fact that many of the Federal
league club owner built concrete atad
lumi and signed men to Ihree-yoar con
tract that Were absolutely binding upon
them, should have acted a a "tip off
or the tlckln around purpose of the
tKede, even before the 'HH scnaon oientd
But the Organised magnate were blind
Orgnnld Hase linll we perfectly
JuntlfleJ in fighting the Feds when they
first allowed their tee 111 last winter. The
Fed threatened to bust up the monopoly
that the American and National league
had In the major league base ball world.
To fight to protect Its Interest waa the
liroper think to do. 'And that whit Or
ganised Hnse Ball did. It' the wle man,
though and only the wise man who
knows when to nilt.
OrKanlsed ' ilao Pall wasn't wise. It
dliln t I. now when to quit. It had it
t banco at the close of the 1SU season to
eal thing's quits and save Itself from
further lemmings. Hut1 It rcfu'wd the
charm and thing have come to sorry
state or Oigaiiixod IJmc Ixtll since,
What MUhj Have Brest.
To maVe peace with the red at the
close of the 1914 seanon would Imve cost
Organised liasn Hall little else than a
wallop on Ita prll. It would have been
something of an admission on the part of
Orgnnixed Hase UaJl that the Feds hud
forced recognition, but that would be an
tuliuHnlon only of avjact that the public.
know now. The public love a winner,
but It also loves a game loser.
Had Organized Hase Ball allied Itee-lf
with the Federal leatftie at the close of
the I'M season, how different thing
would be now. How much better for all
the mgntc and tor all the Ungues,
big end tittle. That trust ult never
would have been filed. The International
league find the American asjnM.-4a.tlon
nmunatcg wouldn t be in a panlo a to the
I:il5 outlook and biisa hup, instead of be
ing In a disordered condition would be
b.ick to normal end facing general pros
The Organized folU wouldn't have had
to concede, much to mtltt peace. All the
Fed w mi ted waa major league rexxxr-
nltlon. Thr I room lor a third big
league. The schedules In Ilrooklyn could
have been arranged so that the Hro
feda and the Podgere wouldn't clash. The
Feds mlfcht have been willing to quit St.
Iu!i and move on to Detroit, Cincin
nati or Cleveland, whei thera is only
one major league club at present.
Boom to Three Lea sea.
Thvre la room In Ctitcaso for three big;
league clubs. The city 1 divided Into
secllous and in eexh of the sections where
the rival clubs are loca:d there 1 a big
enough population to xupport tike blub
located in that section.
The Itnltlmoro situation could have been
adjusted, as it ha been " adjusted the
transfer of the International league,
franvlilse to Richmond, Va, The BuffMJo
International lague franch'lM co.ild have
been transCcrrod to Syracuse, N. X., ,or
some other big town in the east.
The Fed could have been permitted to
l.fip the p!nyera they had grablied from
Urhiuiliieil liH Hall. That would have
uonwllluled their spoils of war.
hittilng the base bait war at the end
of th 1!!4 sriison, alter the Fed had
oonvlnced all Mil the most bhuieU thjit
they were permanent proposition
wouUlnt have bcn sii'-h a eompllcatedi
lob, would ltt
Organized' I'aae Ball, had It formed an
allium: with the Feds, oold have
drawoHnlo select circle a bunrh of
men who wouWI have done th:n honor a
Frd lraitera live Ilanrh, ,
Jr.mes C!!!ifcre, peesiet-l of the KHS,
Is a hustler, a fishter and a good man to
bo tied up with. The Word brothers, who
cn the lirookiyn Feda. have made their
rnllllond by fulr and honorable dealing.
j Waller Mullen, one of the principal
cut type o bufrlness nrnii, who has mads
a rvpiiuliim tr lioitetty and industry,
Jutige Harry S. Goldman and Carroll
Kalslnj offt-er of the liultimore Federel.
have envl.bie reputatiuiis. ' EVIward
ij'lnnr, president of Hi IMttsburgh Fed
erals, is a genius In a business w. He
n isr-, honest and he's game.
'liR'ey Weoghain. owner of the Oil.
i cago re's, is ooe of the higheet types of
I sportenieit that ever was connect witl
bsc bi.M. Ten years .igo he was p-.tor;
jtodajr he t rich. He mnde his money in
! the restaurant biislitrasand as ntada It
honestly. Olto Ktifed, owner of the Pt.
l.ouis Fed., made nioft of bis money In
ttie brety buHlnens, hs did ,Iaeot Hup
t. owner of ttit l'ankn j ItirougH clusa
hiiplicntloii ttt builrusa and by suaje
Y-' )en you thin'-, tt over it looks
Hj. I! I'1 fcTiiliUc-i i-wee l-ti! made a
iitWj'onetitHl blunder V b'll It tvluvcd to
MHjioc to term with the Feds, after the
i t i ! had lit uily (moiviiv c even the
!kt pica that t'o-j ! n tlx tn.a LaU
t . a cuniltiuuino vf t'? v.ttr. ,
1 Y-''-r'uU and Colleges Enter
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t 1 .-4 MuiNk-'.
!-.. d.lli! for tl.
1. el tvo lo.oitt-i
i lo l:i u ol i -r t.i
c'u-mU l.u u i.i'.c l. i. ii i.ut ia the n e.l
ui oiocr jenrs have leM.oinl.d to Invua-
j i .oi. i i.-.iiily .u. d a. tint now luiij -
Inrie m roM.itf 'iHiQ clili te l. I'o.-i, t, Jolia
". i i 'i cently anm.utK . ,1 t,ei-sk t-n- '
u on tl.e uiiivi r. ilv cla-a. t. a I" the
, c:e and tatc.iy-oiio in toe bifch
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Jess Willard Ready for Johnson
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EL. PASO. Tex., Feb. 20.-Jesa Vlllard,
the giant Kansan "white hope." who 1
chertriled to box Jack Johnson for the
world heavyweight title In Juareg. Mex
ico, acroa the Rio Orsnd. on Xtureh
U founding Into fine shape for the battle.
The former cow puncher eems to be Con
rTTTU Tfl 1WTTTTTT1 ItATtn rvstTimwn
.Why Are Willard'f Weaknesses Held
Fatal, but Not Those of tho
ASK THE FICKLE FIGHT FAB
NEW YORK, Feb.' SO -For reasons that
are sufficiently obvious there In a strong
tendency to discount Jess Wfllard's chance
of defeating Jack Johnson. In the first
place, tt 1 fashionable to heap rldleuJe
upon alt the white hopes. This ha be
come the conventional point of alow, and
there ere few so hardy as to break away
Thu even those who cherish the belief
thnt tho giant Kansan will prove too
much for the indent negro prefe o keep
their view a secret.
In these dtiys white lU?ht heavyweight
are condemned on grneral principle.
Thm-e U hardly a doubt that if a new
Corbett. Fltsslmmon or Jeffrie were to
arise he would not escape his share of
adverse criticism. Alrnort from the start
the white, hopes have ten regnrdd in
the llsht of a Joke, and only, the shock
that will come when Johnson Is defeated
will chBjigs this point of view.
It I In line with thl general pessimism
that WiiUrd' lack of experience and
other shortcomings are heid to be fatal,
while at the same time Johnson's ad
vanced ape and condition are touched,
upon but lightly. Tet all port experience,
shows that youth and strength are
greater assets than superlative skill In
finish fight. '.
rUnce Johnson's endurance ban nol been
teoUJ. tlu ro' is no real ground for think
ing that he in an exception to the rule
that a flglttsr of hi sge Is Incapable of
winning a long battle. Certainly his bout
with Frank Moran could not be regarded
as a real test. Moran lacked praoUoaJly
every quality that a fighter should have.
That he lasted the full twenty rounds
corroborates the theory that Johnson Is
no bettrr than can be expected consider
ing his sk. '
Wlllnrd is a Glf.V.-nt rrt-re-'ton. In
hla ease her is something to work on.
,beraa Moran was hopeless from very
puliit of vie. At that he did much batter
than wa expected.
Mas Atl seallal.
WMard b all tho elementai-y atiall
tin tb&t are essential. - He hn none nt
tf.e faults that render a flhhter utterly
lltlHsillle. H-.s faults are few, but they
nre so very apparent toat in the xtMierl
smnictin up they are tif t to be given too
much importune. A, matter ff fact.
)he ,as only on. g,ve fault: aU the
others er minor onos Thl r.no tnult is
a genet al lack of surts!vn-n. r-
t.-suse tif It lIHrd looked i iiel.0 III lllHf.y
of hl biut and he h well roasted In
eon.-euuniiee. uithoio,!, In renlUy he bad
shown nothing tiet stamted him as a
The ont tbst ran be eHld iiM.t WtU
at 1 Is tht b I slow to S' t. No one tins
he. n able lo find apv great tsuit ;ili
bis d.fene. which is b. :ier tbf.n the o
j u. llia.t ha lms Hie power ta innd a
(Sl: i,'l ) Wi'.h jhnih-kolit alth 1U blow l,en h t'oll
relsy iatiil.a-t jjints Uh t!-.e tNht siot. No one bus
i , ,i In s of it.e eser seen bhM on tils bmk or even badly
c aid bo il j Oiiii- 1. Tlo-ie Is no parliculr n-nsan to
lilooi t bid .oiiT'ine. In f.'. In !l the
i tilings thai oiint for n'oM In a flninli
i fi.ht lHhtd I belter e(,--.;vf ! than any
jti't.11 .In! Hm 11 lias foui lit tflnre be woa
the title fioin "loisin y Kurna.
Johnson' reoi stiould be thrown mt
in suicg up tliti rif :tt. At lean ft should
not h k'a.'U ti.Mi invich ' coiiHlJ.'raiion.
AVheii a lujM.-r reu oe the of f hi
jr.-ioid -o .in for I ttle.' Vnt h- ,.t
j a I r-n bj vius ?? tlaturs'lv bsa very I'.tt'a
j b-iei..g on b.t 1 lli i'y to liai'Pen In
, tt ,- I 11.11
j .1 u s r,.-.'nt form as shown Iti Ms
last tl.rre t out waa so txx'e that It ia
y '' '" r til.: r i-.-e t! si be
) in.-, li y 1 . w I n best ur fli n - oit li st be
' l I.H t". 1 citrttt.ly if he t o., t ro,t ei-.p
I'i m' . i". ,n in i,,,tv ihi.iu!) he ciu
i nut siou V.I... nd lu torty-fiie.
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fident of annexing the crown worn by
Johnson since he defeated Tommy Burn
In Australia. Jim Jeffrie, who was
knocked out by Johnaon In Reno July 4,
1910. will assist In the final grooming of
Wlliard for the ring-. The-'white hope"
stand six feet, seven inches.
WELSH LIKESJROUGH EOYS
Champion CLoosei ,Mea Who Carry
. the Kick Because They
CaaH Hit Him.,
SLUGGERS AEE ALWAYS SLOW
NHW T6RK, Feb. . ."Would I rather
fight the hard hitters Instead of the
clever fellows. Well, I should snicker."
Then Freddie Welch told why: ,
"Tou can always make a great showr
inff with tire bard hlttors. Everybody
thinks you're going to get your head
knocked ff when as a matter of fact
you nsver were safer. Only the -rankest
fluka fa ths world will take your
title away. Another thine, the hitters
draw crowds. Take Ixiaoh Cross, tor
blatant. I'roiJa pour in to ths flfthU
to see him knock somebody oold. How
often doe he do UT Rarely. On the
other hand, you fight a clever fellow
like Bhigrua or Dundee, .and' they'll
run, pop, run, pop, and so ion. Tou
cant get near them, and they won't
stand for a mix.
"The best fights I're put up have been
against the danroite hitters. I know
Just what to do, just how far to draw
away from their killing wallops, and
when I counter they are so shown up
that the crowd is delighted.
"I don't mind what thejr say about
my ' flsrhting. Neither do I ram how
they decide. They all. decided against me
In Akron against Griffiths., That doesn't
bother id. It's the dlf foreno of opin
ion that stimulate the game. Griffith
is a youngster, lie was fighting before
his friends, and thay were naturally
carried away with his efforts, even
though most of those efforts were leads
and hooks that I unquestionably
blocked. But I'd rather ba the champion
the world being panned than an aspirant
for the honors being bocsted. " I served
my time tn that booster's elub, nine or
ten years of it. and t know just how
Griffiths felt ebout It.
- "Any time a difference of opinion ariees
It reran another flpht. That was the
tenth flht I bad since winning the- cham
pionehip in September. I foUKht seven
fight In Mi' week and I averaged 5.W
a fliti-.t. I etrtfted of? here again an Jan
uary with Keecher. and the Akron fight
brought It mi to V.to In the week.
Iillehie t.u) Card.
"The Ritchie) bout wiU be my best and
blirg.iHt fittit. We will draw ltetwcen
t- .tfO tnd I'-'OuO. I have sent for Young
Warner, Tonuiiy O'Keefe and Tommy
lAnir'ton. besides having - Cn Kmmd
ltoKiin. for H-erriiig partin-ra I Want til
KO along two years ihoi-h. I'U never be
knocked out and I'll retire -hamrlon. 1
appreciate the fait that the title will
iikcu a Inlliioii dollar to me In the
ftituie, and I'm gotn- to retire the king
pin long tKfore 1 evn beln to iip- Just
as soon as I get all that there is in sisl.t
I'll l rcaily, Hit I'll slip down well
is 111, in two .ar.
"I won tha tUU becnue I wa jiatlent.
silent and stole. Ita natural with u
WvlshmeH lo sit the thing out. I'll never
for it nt watvhlvg tho men of my race
S'lui'tting around, .smoking their plpea.
They're a'! miner. They're Used to
Siju.ittiog down In the coal mint for
hoi;i at a Utno, witb hardly room to
move. pl king away at the coJ with
eliort little hacks. Then thru they come
tip ant of the mine after the day's work
and nl to rt they squat down instil
th-y're almost sitting ea tho ground. In
tl.la r.shlon tiny form a big circle, ail
smov.tng (jjiit'.y. Kor liouis they will
;"t ti er mod nb-sa, each alone ith
Ida tt-oVihts. Alcng will cuu, another
luluiicr. lHiwn be suuats, and tho only
VM-lcoiue in ij. is U Hello, : U." He Joiu
i-vc the si irit of the thinking. I Inherit
t'o.t nont and it timt alone that
me t'tut courage to wait Vttlently
for luy wbiil a a oi!d i l,Hiiuou.':
The Hypodermic Needle
"I noalda'f ikai roatrart,"
iloerled the Ulster with
-n ra 4htak I am sv ss.hrr,
, I'll leap ts flahtlHsj Jim.
an 1 1 Host planks this
At ke snarled with lasty aoeiada,
"I saaat kave that ill
A mortgraige at yoar groosda,"
A neat Home Hmn Baker.
There Is reason to believe the lust
week was one of rejoicing In home of
American league hurler.
"There wHl be no Federal leagueUhbj
year, quoth Ban Johnson upon his ar
rival on tho const. Where, oh. where,
have Ve heard those worn. hnr
Tla said the fox trot et al. add to .
fightor a speed, but can you see Vernon
Castle mixing it with Mike Oibbons?
They hope to bring back the sport of the
And the hooklc are gleeful and con men
And yeuia long ago Mister Barnum did
One U torn every minute In the day.
Fatit" Rowland any he will make
hitters out of the White fox. What might
"Pant" be, anyway, a mejimeriat f
V Home Run Baker ,ays be Is tired of
traveling around In the country In Pull-
oidVorevrir ,"k yrMrr Bkw ',is-
dld yo. ever ride In a Jitney T , 1 J)mmy cnevelahd w!U win a
ttbhets says the fans sympathize with
the magnates and denounce the players.
Yes, Just like a native of Berlin sympa
thizes with King George.
And the fan Is especially sympathetic
when some athlete cracks one over the
wall and a peanut vender steps to the
front to obstruct the view.
INSIDE $TlTFr. '
We $('ppd fp to our ftstivt bou
Jnd atkedwitfi cluery grin.
If he liked trur pottry
Within ur wetkly tin, '
Whrreon the crtwi 6o ripliei,
Why, ichtn did you bt.ginT ,
Bringing up that Johnaon-Wlllard fbjht
again, we are led more and more to agree
GOLF FOR XWM OR OLD
John Moaklcy Declares Man Should
Be Over Forty o Take Tp
Sucij a Sport
BUT TOUNGSTEHS ARE CHAMPS
NEW YORK, Feb. . John Moskly.
athletio trainer for -Cornell university,
recently said In an Interview' in which
ha gave advice regarding; how to be
healthy and athletio. that track sports
were for the youth, tennla for men of SO,
and golf for those of 40 and upward.. Ha
recommended long- distant walking for
young and old. It may be, incidentally,
that Moakley forgot that- tt requires s
walk of five miles to play eighteen holes
of golf. .
However, the coach gave tt as his
opinion that golf was Ideal for men of
middle age who frequently consider them
selves too old for anything In sports,
pointing out that although gotf a not
nearly as strenuous as tennis, it gives
a wonderful amount of healthy exercise.
"I have been playing tha game myself
for nearly a year," he said, "and am still
in what you might can the duffer class,
but I gain a lot of exercise and recrea
tion out of It."
One of the most ardent ehamptpna of.
golf for boys Is Charles Evans, Jr., and
he played a prominent part In tha agita
tion which caused the Western Golf as
sociation to add a Junior championship
to ita program. IIshton Calkins' efforts
In behalf of the Junior metropolitan cham
pionship are well known.
Now comes Harold H. Hilton, former
American andj British champion, who de
clares that If he were asked when a
golfer should be at hi best ha would say
between and JT. And he pro'oeedc;
"He should then be at his best phys
ically and he hould by the time he has
arrived at his twenty-seventh year have
Imbibed sufficient knowledge of the
game to turn his physical powers to ac
count But players vary so much, both
In matter of temperament and physique.
.-Mime aevelop early, like Mr. Ball anH m r.
Taylor, while others develop slowly, like
Braid. But a player shnuldi probably be
at his very best at, about $.
America Stars All Tsssg,
"On this principle the outlook of Am!.
ican coif would appear to ha particularly
roy, as all their leading players pre well
ion the near side of thirty, and tha
one who has been most successful of
all during very recent Umea has not
yet, arrived af man's estate and this
early dtelornrient of. American golfing
youth ia Very rcn.wkaU:., at Wat from
a British point of view, as we aire ac
customed to look upon a golfer, of 30
years as a comparative baby; but there
was a time when we considered thl
stamp of golfer as a seasoned r!ayer.
Jt is th continued success of the older
school which hj served to . alter our
sense of proportion."
Touching on and appertaining to youth
lu At, nvan gulf, it may as well be said
here a anywhere else that three of the
Ifcadiru Americans are not yet 30 years of
-ge, Travers, Evan and Ouimet, The
national amateur champion was tl year
old laat May. The otrer two may be
five year oid, but little mora, if gDy,
Travis ( Old School.
As agalnut this argum-yit, Walter J.
Travla. although not yet eligible for the
seniors' tournament nt Apawamis each
fall, ia none the less past the halt- cen
tury mark, and 1 his golf la taken as a
criterion, he has the kick, of a young
ster and probably wiil have it for many I
years to eonie.
Among other brilliant metropolitan j
player of the younger adujol are such j
ciiya as rump iattr, aired 18 yeais, I
who bol ls th duai riuan of Junior
metropolitan and Mt .on InCerei holsstic '
title holders; Maxwell R. Marston. t
scarcely a year beyond majority; John N. j
i-iiis, uiiiu, in ttiv hum category, and
Frank Iyer, not out of hi teens.
Of these l.iyeis only farter 1 el(g
fVi for the Junior metrorudit&a f ham
Jloivahlp, being U-sa than 1 year old.
but thl topic Is timely in thut It shnn
lb necessity for the bis tournament for
U, boy. No club a yt bu applied
for ii ineally, although 1 la inf., Id would
lJi it asalu, but prrUra another club
to Ban,!'. It, f.cui: it mould t,o Wlio
filial to tue lourri&rotoit- True, it rt
uuire elfort to run it, but are not the
yong n aorth any ar.cuut of it? Eim
on tt,e ito r kelo tfore ttte ar U,n
toere a umi tonent lu behalf .f the
with Chsrley Dryden when he said fish
ing ws the only honest sport.
"It'll be a great year for base hall,"
says Jack Holland. What year will be
a great year, Jackie?
Headline. Whaddyemean Fure? ,
While we admit we -didn't " read 'em,
wc take It the replies of the German and
Englhvh governments to ,the Vnlted States'
shipping protest were about as long as
the usual prize fighter's alibi.
Tat tbe Athlete. .
What matter it If you should leap.
To where the yen in piled In heao.
And that the magnate hollers graft,
' And says your flooey, buiiiry, . daft,
.lust let the mngnut try enjoin,
For therein -never be, j
One so nutt-y, . , . ' , . ;
Not to be out after coin. ,
Tomorrow being Washfigton's birthday
ars.f a lepal holiday, we will proceed to
perform the usual amount of our 'dally
A U Colllns-I.alole.
We presume Connie Mack will
Foxy. Grandpa- to plsy third now. (
"Willard is unmerciful to his sparring
partners," says a headline, showing; Just
how bum a sparring partner can be.
1MM -VTS-1II1 . Will nrA mrtU rni.elc
pennant this year.
Fear not that Jack Johnson will not
arrive at Juares. , Do you remember the
lze of that purse T. Nuff scd. '
SOMR EXPOSURE. -We
see h fanoui Mystery, ;'
Anal llokaff, big, baa Bill, ' '
Pat ob m little -vrrestle,
Thet was m tsay saill..
Asia tkat tbe wrestlers aid aree,
That alnce) the Ckltann ' fslri
Ne'er was m slasle wrestle, - "
Palled off the are.- ,'
Which 1 siew that makes as laagh,
Fer knoaisg wrestle trait, .
Whoever la thl wige, wi4a wrld, -
Thoeisjht that e)t 4yaa stnUarhtf ..
Yearlings ;Are. Sold
NEW V TORK. Feb. 20. -A mfbaanMal
gain in the sale of thoroughbred yearlings
In this, country was reoorded laat year,
wtien 3?8 were dUposel.of at publio auc
tion. In mi 213 rTWllngs averaged
03.97, aa' compared with UTL6 in 18L3.
Tha top price In Wi was $8,160, paid by
T. C." McDowell for the 'chestnut colt by
Watercress Pearl , V. . Five . rear) lug
brought 4,000 or more.. ten between $3,000
and $4,000, sixteen between $2,000 and $3,000,
and thirty between $1,000 and $2,000. Sum
ming up, stty-ona yearlings were sold
for $1,000 or more, aa against thirty-nine
In W13 and twenty-two In SMI. This com
parison, therefore, would seem to Indicate
tho growing prosperity of Amerioan rao
ln and a renewed activity In the breed
ing Industry; -
Bond whiskey , 4
has for 79 yrnrs f
satisfied tha ,
Jurljjes of good
V I t.T,leeak s
Distilled in small
J tubs conceded
ii r, '-' -r-r-r.rp-).V'.1J.'r.V ... j
t ' ' ,. . -. i . i
L Sit?..-. -""r . V.'i
Till IIL7 YC'J UK ave a case sent home.
LUXUS r.IERCANTILE CO., vu
Frtd En:j Erewir.g Company, Ercwtrs and LotUen.
Ivan Olson Denies
Old King Larry Has
Become a Has-Been
NETW TORK, Feb. . tvan Olson,
while member of the Cleveland Naps,
roomed for several years with Larry
Lajole and still bellves that the greet
Frenchman Is not all In by any means.
Here's what Olson said to several friend
the other day:
".Ton fellows seem to think that La
Jole Is all In. and should be placed, on
a pension. Sliake that idea out of your
bonnet. Place him on another club and
he will earn every, dollar of that fat
alary. He has been In Cleveland too long.
Give him a change, place him under more
congenial" conditions, andlfhe. doesn't
hit ..mo or, better for the next two years
I will gladly" ailmlt that I . am dead
wrong." . .
Now that , the deirired shane has been
accomplished, we will have an oppor
tunlty to judge"Nhether or not ' Olson
Is a bum prognostics tor. '
Mack, it seems, muvt have been think
ing some thoughts alor-tr the -'same line.
He probably ifljfures that - LajoJa, who
unquestionably has nlowrd dowa In his
fielding, can straggle . atena;- a year or
two when flanked by McTnnls snd Barry,
having in: the .meantime to develop an
other second . basotnan from tho younger
and Render material to be gleaned from
Give Yc-r G!:cd '
Drire Oit.. Iropurit!e and
Make the Skin Smooth
Fofsons la ths blood, go noaermlns -tag
nealth . as . to leave the system In a low;
State, ef resistance. But us S. 8. 8. for'
a brief time and you flare, np the. vital
spark-of blood vigor. It sweeps lu way1,
all-through the body, dislodges raeumatlsm.
relieves - catarrhal . congestion, clear ,' tb;
throat, and bronchial' tube,, dries no .sil.
skin eruptions, enables the kidneys, llrsr,!
bladder and Itibrs to. work promptly nd'
effectively In carrying impurities out of .the'
clrenlatloa. . g. 6. u the best knoe-Bi'
tnedlclns for th blood and has ths crmO-l
denes of a best of people. They know I
It Is harmiecs to th stomach and axper
lenc h shown that It aocompllshes all
tbafwas ever expected of. mercury, Iodide i
of potash, arsenttr and other destructlT'
minerals. . . , i
Get a bottle ef g. g. 8. today at tsy'
tfrugglst. Bead the Important folder wrap-
ped srontid ths bottle. It tells ef the'
work being dens by. a famous medical de
partment, with aids gad helps that bare'
proven of wonderful value to tfaoso euf-1
feHng with blood diseases. For a special!
book on the subject written by assxpert,!
saaress in emit epeelflc Co., 67 Swift
Bid., Atlanta, Ca. For nearly half a
eeatury 8. & 8. has been ths ssfeguard
of a myriad of people whe are living ex
amples ef what wonders eau be aeeompllsbed
hy this f anions biood partner. Get a botU
today but refuss all subsUtutoa.
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