San Antonio Light (Newspaper) - March 1, 1914, San Antonio, Texas SUNDAY, Five Leading Southern Uni- versities Are Now in Line. CONSTITUTION PREPARED Director Belimont of Texas U. Strongly in Favor of Or- ganization. pro- posed Southwest Athletic Conference to. be an assured'fact. 'The organization will Include the. larger colleges of five Mis- sissippi, Louisiana, Aranksas and Oklahoma, Director of Theo Belimont, of the llniverslty of Texas, early in January sent o.ues- tionaire to the larger Institutions of the.southwest requesting an expres- sion as to their attitude toward the formation of a- southwest' conference In response to this Inquiry the Uni- versity of Texas, Texan A. and M., Oklahoma University, Oklahoma A. and 1L, the University, of Arkansas, (he University of Mississippi, Louis- iana State University -and South- western answered In favor of an or- ganization of such a. conference. Tu- lano and Mississippi A. and M. failed to express an opinion. C. A. Gantt ference yet, "but would be glad to see It organized as suggested., No school should bo omitted that hasn't the money to keep Itself going end be able to play tha m'embers'of the association. This we could not do." THE SAN ANTONIO LIGHT 'hlch there would be a spirit of fair ness, sportsmanship and honor" Director Bennie Owens of Okla homa University, replies with char acterlstlo brevity In favor or most 'o the questions and states that th members should'be limited lo thos who could come up to certain stan darda. Director James C. Snipes o Southwestern, hold, that member ship should be open to all who de sire to come under the rules of such organization. Otto Jordan the Newly Ap- pointed Manager Has Many likely Recruits. DALLAS, Feb. cloud of young pitchers and catchers on nan d for the opening of the train Ing season Otto Jordan, new pllo of the Dallas pried the lie off baseball activities for 1914 dur Ing this last week. Nothing can b told yet as to how the men wil show, but speaking generally, th material Is the best the local clul has had in years. With a new manager and a ney policy, it must be said that Dalla faces a new outlook in'things base ball this season. Otto Jgrdun, grab bed from the Empire State Leagu of Georgia, is by far the best mate rial for the place that Dallas -has boasted for many years. He needed young players to do his work am told Joe Gardner so. That jnogu agreed with him at and sen Don Curtis, Lon .tlry and Jim Boul am scouting through the- North ani West for men. The KI'OUP gathered more than quallfcd for results, and It Is going to be a hard matter'to pick a team from them. Those'here are: Catch Felt, Holt. Gordon, Menatee, Hel Ward and Basham. Plt'chen Johnson, Scott Betzlng, Selamn, LI lowskl, Duyepick, Voyler, Quattle baum.- Volte, Smith, Krlckson Mul -Huenke, Hornsby and Schwenck. d i v m e ln cljudefl. w'tti names institutions and whether the thre year rule for such an organization was.favoreci, and lastly, should mem IeStrlKted to th8 -larger ln ry. for flrst Harry torch Is slated of for centerfield, while Dutch Keller man will battle for shortstop wttb a number of recruits. The Infield re K e an ogera. T tut ons or. be opened to all in- outfield: Mccarty, Hoblnson John tutions that desire to come start nnd Rmlih _, _ Wfcrvuuu LW all ill stitutions that desire to come un der the rules of auch an organiza tion. Every college addressed-which replied, answered in favor of a south west conference'. The majority o opinions with reference to the tor ritory to be included in the con ference included the five states nien tlone'd. The threelyear rule was als f their worthiness. With confcrence.o airon; others could be tnir of SnferSce director that the rule works0 won- ders in keeping clean athletics In wipes' he Hre Tcf" as lo I" of the University of f" one-year lesldence for fresh- etl'IbHl in the rules of mi men to receive money so lDnK as they have not professionalized them" selves b.cfore entering college lie on'y the larger in! stltutionst. Director Driver says: '1 In favor of a conference that will and better work than S. I. A. A. Is doing; one in are: Harter Davidson Parnell and Rodgera. The oton and Smith. Manager Walter Frantz Plans to Develop Ambitious Youngsters in 1914. :N, Tex., Feb. the league season opens Austin will prob- ably, have more new faces in the line-up than any other team on the circuit. Walter p. 'Frantz, who Played first base with San Antonio last year, manago tbe Senators this season. He started a likely hunch of youngsters to work at the ball lot this week. JIanagei Ftantz plans to develop a ball-playing machine out of ambi- tious young Oi frood size and has a bunch of 25 recruits here around 6 feet, and 165 pounds In weight. On March 2 the squad will be di- vided and two games played, one at San Marcos Baptist Academy and the other aginat Billy Disch's Texas University team. Pitchers Lewls and Larson. Catch er Haigh, Infield Hille and Outfield- ers Jesse James and ilolver will re- port here the 10th of March, arid around these men will be built thi Austin "team. Dusty Rhodes, one of tha best known pitchers now working the mi nor -leagues, has been signed by Kranta, and "Piggy" Page has ex pressed a desire to work here, al- thoug-h his contract hod not been re ceived Up to today. With six recrui pitchers, two of them left-handers, the pitching: staff will be well looked after. Nothing has been heard fro ar rom Heinie Hinninjrer, catcher, and it Is thought that he Is flirting with the Feds. -It Is more than likely that Halgh will do most of tha backstop- ping this year 'with some -good youngster as relief catcher, then being four of them .trying- out now. .While it is. to early -to forecast, unless some' of, the fast youngste beat out Hille and Brownlow, it i possible Austin will open with the following line-up: Pitchers Lewis, Larson, Rhodes, liohman. Rives ana Js'eill. Catchers Haigh, J. Frantz, first b'aso, w.-. Frantz; second base., Bralnard; third base, Hille; shorts'top Dupuy or Brownlow; left field, Jesse James; center field, Sfctver; right field Mulholland. James Danberry, who was Dalfa Gear's ground-keeper during the time he managed Austin, will look after the park this year, anj now has the diamond in good shape. Tho clubhouse has been o'nlargcd and a r.Kmter of improvements added to the grandstand. Eddie Summers, formerly with the Tigers, is contemplating a come- ig back. Eddie has gone so far as to write President Navin of the Detroit club asking for a trial; ail of which was granted him. He will be-sent to Hot Springs, and should he make good with Providence he'll get his wish. Jesse Tannehlll, the old left-hand- er, who went from hither to yon is earnest in his demand to secure a position with the Virginia League. Tannehill was a pitcher some twenty- seasons ago, a lengthy period. Claire Goodwin, a coast player who signed with the Kay See Fcils and the Los Angeles club, says he will report to the Feds. Hen Berry, own- er.of the Los Angeles outfit, says he will apply for an Injunction. Birdie Cree, mainstay In the Yan- ceea' outfield for some time, has drifted into the minors, being ahip- >ed to the Baltimore (International ..eague) dnK IN AT BASE BAIL Intermediate Series Ends in a Tie Necessitating a Play-' off. Intermediate ..........17 11 6 ...........17 11 6 .64 7 JQ .41 6 12 ,J9 C B Hy The Intermediate Basket Bal League camo to-a close Ssturdaj afternoon at the Y. M. C. A: with the league leaders, vlt: the Tiger and Cubs, each winning -a 'Victory and being unable to break the tie )r leadership. The games that ended the regu tion season were of the sensation'a both being exceptionally elds ind Interesting from, whistle to whls to. tie 1. ing th. th op lai The opening net-to between the the Hyenas was-full o action, and was the most keen fought contests of the series, end In a for the Tigers b'j is close margin of two points, th' >nal score being 16 to 14. The Tigers, who were playing to -ie pennant, fairly shook the Hye ms from hcad_to toe In their en to gain a big lead In the enlng half, which ended In favo the Tigers by a 7 to 3 .tally. In the second half the Hyena :ame back at their adversaries h Treat style and seemed about to col r the Tigers when the Tigers took turn at the scoring end. winning Jut as Before stated, by'the margin >f- two' points. Alley and Comstock were tht Joint contributors for the winners -vhilo Crewe and Sherrill both guard ed their positions well. Roemcr led the losers, while New- sy and G. Green each contributed to the scoring somewhat. In the- second contest, not to be outdone by their rivals, the Tigers the Culs went into the game with .1 vim but found the Buffaloes read> for them with a big R. In the open- ing half they gave the Cubs about the warmest set-to imaginable, the openlne half ending 8 to 7 In the Cubs' favor. The second half was where" the fun began. The Tigers kidded the Cubs about losing out and they wen after the Buffs for all there was in U. and had the Buffs jumping side- ways trying to avoid the fierce Blaught of their antagonists. The final scoring ended 21 to '15 Myers, Tuttle, King nnd Browne all threw field goals and fouls for the winners, while Broon Gouger was the whole thing for the losers making two of their flfteetf points Anderson played a' clever game al guard and tossed one field goal. AS the regulation season finished In a tie tha Tigers and the Cubs wil' btage a two best 1n three series to ceclde the pennant winner. The firs! game of this series will be played r.ext Tuesday. Captain Leidy and Squad Will Begin Active Practice Monday. BEAUMONT, Tex., Feb. the camp the Oilers, everything is In excellent shape for the call to "play ball" and the team has never en- tered a contest with greater enthus- iasm than now obtains. Manager Leldy bos.been directing the prepa ration of the grounds and has the park In tip-top shape. A majority of Ihe players have reported and ac tlve practice will begin Monday. While a majority of the team will ie familiar to the local fans a num ner of new faces will appear in the llno-up to strengthen positions that mowed a weakness last year. Among Lhose retained are Goldie Betts o ;he receiving line, Ducky Swan ana nefty Moore of the pitching staff, Ty Cooke who performed in the tor ritory around the Initial sack Do bard at short and McMahon the for mer third baseman and William! and Maloney who played In the oule. rardens. Martina was retained by the management, but he lias not, at yet. signed the contract for this year The new members of the team in elude Slats Bobo who caught foi Austin last year, McCuller from Aus tin, Taff from Waco and Brandt i farmer member of the local team. is to the staff of twlrlers Dodd fit Galveston, Durkln and Albu' for Infield duty, and Burgess for the outer garden. Wilbur Smith and H A. Smith will also be given a try- out for places on the pitching staff. The enthusiasm over the, outlook or a successful season Is not con- 'Ined to the players. The fans are rhowlng an unusual amount of Inter- ;st nnd this promises to be the great- 'st baseball year In the-history of he game In this city. The New York Americans will be here March 7 and S for exhibition games with the Beaumont team. Waco Manager Has Only a Few Sandlotters Among New Recruits. -Illis Hardy of the usy these days. Besides having n unusually large number of new nen Irving out for places on the cam he is breaking in a new nresi- cnt of the club. Charles R. Turner, who succeeded R. Davidson when thru magnate ecame president of the league so ar looks promising. He can't ex'act- y be called a "recruit" magnate, as e has been In the monetary end of the game some time, having been a MARCH 1, 1914. 15 rMCt0V the atlon for some years. Among the new faces to the Texas League that will put In appearance Monday are not many sand loiters. Most of tha new men. have played professional baseball In smaller clr- Tivenly-seven signatures, have been attached to Navigator contracts and the signers start battling for places on the team Monday. Spalr, a classy outfielder, pur- chased from Henderson, Ky., In the K. I. T. League, is the cuily holdout. He has far refused to sign up. He batted .342 last year. Robinson and Ingram are two big eft hand twirl ere from whom much IB expected. Murphy'an outfielder cornea recommended by Jack Ashton. Jack has been a college baseball coach and has the knack of picking good ones. Ashton, Ogles, Jost, Helm Hill club y'ar'3 pltchers stm with-the Others who have signed are: Row- land, Baker, Donalds, Robinson, J.ohnson and Injram, pitch- era; Beckham, Rennard, Murphy, Crichrow; o.iitflelderB; Wohlleben, Tanner, Yardley, Malmei qulst, Grubb, Dawson and Alken Iri- neiaers; Kellly and Golden catchers. Federal League President' Meteoric Climb Little Short of Sensational. HAS SHOWN GAMENES! Fights American Leagues Appeals to New Leader. NEW seems t be "hats off. Just now to James A Gilmore, club man, coin lion leader and happy-go-lucky, wh m a trifle more than two months ha risen from obscurity In the sportln world to be the biggest figure I baseball. Qilmore's meteroic rise, in face o seemingly unsurmountable obstacle not only has surprised and be vlldered Organized Baseball and th Sreat army of fans throughout th land, but it has amazed his life Ion friends In Chicago. Gllmore is little more than "kid." He's only 36 and never unt took charge of the .Federal's figh ivas he called upon to show the stul that was la before ha he been pitted against real foes wh could furnish him a. real fight. True ul- he marie a success in the coal an ganlzation In batting'In runs last vontilat'ng business In which he i season, .but he did set but In both thes Quaker Outfielder Was Alone in the "Century Class" in 1913. Jake Daubert of the Superbas, who the CKalmets car offered to the National League player most calu- able to his'team, .led; the old or- Lv nut tin rr 'tVi f I iui 1151111115 eiJirii. G0" SkonoofTh0 thp vLr it the Cubs' of the league culled on Gil IJJB me (jfiairnCrs JUrv of nowa- nuirp nimlafnoil 1911. Cravath atone aione was in the centurj' ganlzatlon, inte class in driving in runs last season, things along, tne league who previously had batted in amount to something In 1914 Or lHOre tallinc 1 OUT i n< o i rtn iijuoij iiuu in 100 ormor.e tallies from 1907 to 1912 inclusive, wore Hans Wagner of the t irates. with 10S in 1908, 102 In 1909 In 1911; A uyuii ma ivonucnui aipioma the National his wonderful righting spirit. IT m_____. So" work, which was ruptcy, but assured Gllmore that some one could get back of the or ganlzatlon, interest capital and pus the league mlgh u' n 19U- f the 129 tallies batted home bv Cravath In 1913, 114 came In on site nJ, i' S M m flies and seven on infie d outs. Gavvy's biggest day's work with the stick was on May 21 in a game with Cincinnati, Johnson, Harter an Harter and Smith being responsible ro wn- vo red Williams and Heinle Zlm- stunt ln season, the fielder cirivme in six runs on August 5 against Brooklyn, Rucke? and Curtis pitching, and the inflelder lm.-neniigr home half a dozeWcoant- onDAueust ie. against Philadel- ..V alrlLIULIllus 111 Ian. Studied the Proposition. Gilmore studied over the proposi -inrf inx "v- "on' Ke nna a fan cver 8lnc iua in 1911; M1ke Donlln of the he was a kid. Baseball afforded hin wants, with 100 in 1908; Sherwood OI16 of his greatest pleasures. Bu with 116 in the business end of thc garno wq laiu, l-rank Schulte of the Cubs, new to him. He sltuatloi ad.Chief Wilson ovc'" from every angle and then 108 in 1911. against the advice of his friends, wh told him he was "crazy" to attemp a fight on the strongly entrehche forces of baseball, ho gave his de cislon. "I'll get back of the Federa League and make it a h pitching, he then safd- Hc got Dack ot and pushe for six of the so hard that he has shove the organization to the point wher it stacks up right.'now. ns a more for mldable foe of Organized Baseba than was the American League, wfltc It made Its fight on'the Nations then the baseball power, about 1 years ago. "I knew that the first thing th league needed was men who ha said Gilmore. in telling th story of the successful fight of th Federals. "The first man I took my proposi lion to was Charles Weeghman, th Chicago restauranteur. I knew tha he had tried several times to get hole of a minor league fianchlae. I pu the proposition up to him. He spen n long time figuring It out and final ty announced: "I'll take the Chicago francbisi and bach the league to the limit o my bank roll.' "Then I jumped over to St. Loul: and talked with Otto Stlfel, the mil Ilonaire brewer, who like Weeghman v.as an ardent fan, and who hat yearnings to become a magnate, outlined my plans for the Federa League, told him what I expected tc do, and then, as a clincher, I tola him that Weeghman. was In with m< That decided Stifel, and he agreed t tnke the St. Louis franchise. "From there I jumped, to Kansa City, and when ifcwas learued ther tnat such good business men asStlfe and Weeghman thought the Federa proposition good enough to invest In I had little trouble Interesting suffi cicnt capital there. It was thc same in Indianapolis and In Baltimore. Th< interesting of capital In Buffalo an< Pittsburg was not such an easy mat lor, but It finally was accomplished There remained but one more club tc complete our circuit and listening ti the pleas of certain Interests in Tor. onto, I decided to award a franchls< to that city.; "But I made that decision only be- cause It seemed that I would fail ray plans to put a team In Great j .niLLingr'i-reaKiie Hie big Cub being credited with drill ng m 97 counters. The third most opportune clubber among the Na- tional Leaguers of 1913 was Vic Sater PittsDur1' Miller of Philadelphia; the 'sixth. J fir- of Brooklyn; the se'vcmn, J. Owen Wilson Vort 'a" n'nth' Fred New The team leaders In driving in runs were Cravath, for Philadelphia litzel, for Cincinnati; 68, and Con- York, and the tenth; Ed Konetchy these men excelled: -o-uueicny for third ba5emcn- 9 center fleld- loyle, New York, for second bi York- 'for forpltchcrs. 14 DRAWBAcTFORllUPP nllnsr MadoRocenttj- by Treasurv Department. A ruling was made last week by ck that CK will 'be allowed under narn ?pof 4 or th" 13- ana 'feasurj- regulations H fl Crf as models A "HMfactured -by the P (01' Car of Detroit t.t o Detroit UEr of bill bear- gs and aluminum castings mado rom- imported aluminum for ount by the Columbia Casting Cornel and Company of Detroit exce'ed ring to each motor car exported! Hed Dooin, manager of the Phll- lea. claims he doesn't care whether like Doolan Jumps to the Federals which 1' merely baseball alk. There would be a big gap In he position between second and hird should Mikey vacate his short- topping duties. __ Players and 'acuity at Georgetown university, of the leading Cath- lic. educational Institutions of the East, come out strong for sum- mer baseball. They cite two rea- ons: Inability to stop the alleged and 'the right of players to turn their talents to the best account during vacations. Pitcher George Suggs Is the latest acquisition to the Feds, but only via talkative txlde. Suggs Is a member of the Cardinals, having been sold some time previous but reports have it lhat he has been conferring with the "outlaw'' band only recently. In r----- Jo put a team In Greater York. I had secured an option of grounds both in Brooklyn an, New York city, but I couldn't get th necessary backing. "The latter part of January. I wen to Toronto in an effort to straighten out affairs there. I didn't like the Toronto situation, but the time for tlje opening of the season was dra ir-sr near and it seemed to-be Tc onto or nothing. Looked Hopeless. .....le I was in Toronto, and Just ar a time when it seemed that the Toronto situation was'hopeless and I was feeling mighty blue about the matter, I was introduced by a mutual friend (o Robert B. Ward, the New iork banker. Wo got to discusslne baseball, and I told Ward how tous I was to get Into Greater Mow Sork with a team, although it never dawned on me at the time that Wa would come in with us. "The next day when I met Wa nc almost dazed me by _ GHmore, I'll go 'into thc Federal League with you. I'll back a team in. Greater New- York' "Well you might know how de- lighted I was. I raced back to Chi- cago, took care of a few details from :hat end, and then hustled to Now Sork where I again met Mr. Ward. The option I had secured on the Old Brooklyn ball park was almost up. but we hustled matters through and exercised that option just a few hours ahead of its expiring time. That's the history of how capital was interested. The 19H season will be our first season as a major league organiza- lon. But we'll show that we hove he goods. And when thc 1915 sea- son comes around the fans will find hat we will have as many slars in our ranks as thc American anil Na- :onal Leagues. We'll get the play- contracte expire at the end of the 1914 because we'll out-' bid the Organized people. past two months have been mighty strenuous for all those con in the fight the Federals have made. But It has fur- nished us a lot of fun and pleasure and we're mighty glad we got Into II. Thi, the first real big business fight of my life, and I find that I like fighting. And so I'll keep it up We are not anxious about going Into Or- ganired baseball. We can stand out alone and win and make money. So what a the advantage of becoming n t keen about this Federal jwue as I am. Since I took charge of 'the Federal affairs I have beln compelled to make three trips to New York, three to Toronto, one to Ptttsburg, two to Kansas City, one to St. Louis and two to Buffalo Most oc my time while in Chicago has been spent In. my. office holding confer- ences, you see, I have had little chance to be at home with Mrs. Gll- Looklng at Gilmore's physique cite gets the Impression that he would have mado .a rattling good "white hope had the ring forlils I.eld of endeavor. He's something over sis feet tall, weighs around 19E and seems to be 'made up of bone muscle and energy. Yet looking only at. his face, h4 e presents a appearance. mV appearance The lines of his smooth face are al- most boyish; his eyes are kindly ani gentle, and wears spectacles that further soften-hls looks and almost make one lose sight of his powerful J'lW. .FRANK G. MENKB. W BAT BEIrtR It's a Matter of Record That Undertakers Supported. Johnson Poorly. It Is .a matter of comment during the-on-and :off seasons of baseball that certain team's bat harder, and Held better certain pitchers than they do behind others, and it would naturally be assumed that the major league hurler who emerges from a season with the greatest total of victories to his credit would be the man who had obtained the finest on the offense and defense, according to Ernesi Lantgun. Inspection of the records therefore, should reveal the fact thai Walter Johnson of the Washlnglons, the man whom the Chalmers jurv of newspaper experts voted the plny- er most valuablo-to hln team, had'a great number of runs procured for him .by his associates, wno ought also to be reasonable supposed lo have given him nearly air-tight support so that he could liave led the Held The Senators neither hit heavils nor fielded very accurately when their star artillerist was laboring__ at least they didn't in the 29 com- plete games he pitched, 23 o! which were .victories and 6 of which were defeats. in these games the Undertakers obtained 81 runs to thelr'opporiehts 42, 824. hits to their opponents'. 179 3J errors to their opponents' 68 sni 22 double plays to-their opponents 16. Thirteen of Sir Walter's wins (complete games pitched only con- sidered) were by a one-run margin, two by a two-run margin, three a three-run margin, one by a four- run margin, two by a five-run mar- gin and two by a six-run margin. Sir Waller had'no reason, to com- plain of the nerve displayed by his associates In rasping finishes, for they won five games for him !n the ninth inning and one overtime battle. Christy Mathewson. whom many fans would like to see oppose John- son in the world's series, was fur- nished with" an average of four runs per game by the Glanls, or 1.21 more than Johnson received from the Na- tionals. An odd thing about "Big Six's" showing in the complete games he pitched was that the op- position made eight more hits than did the Giants, but 44 fewer, runs. An artillerist who had just cause for complaint about the weak hit ting behind him was "Reb" Russell of the White Sox. He was furnished with an average of 3.15 tallies per conflict and frequently had to deny his adversaries a run In order to pull through a winner. The Phillies did not hit heavily behind their star, Grover Cleveland Alexander, getting '.or him in each combat only a tri- fling more average of runs than the Sox supplied to Kusscll. When Nap Hucker twirled, the Superbas were not In the fence-breaking class, :hough once they did make 20 hits behind him, Vcan Gregg got an average of 4.30 runs per game from the iVaps; Al Demarce, an average of 5.08. from :rie Giants; Joe Wood, an average of 5.50 from the Red Sox; Eddie Plank, an average of from the White Elephants, and Bert Humphries, an iverr.ce of 6.46 from the Cubs. Of .he ten star Uvirlers named Alexan- der got the best support and Gregg he worst, while Rucker, had the most double plays behind him and Yood the fewest. These figures give further information on the subject: Ave, Ave. Ave. Ave. Runs. Hits Errors D.P. Cubs, bchlaa Humphries 10.03 1.23 (1.6! ilhlctlc, behind .5.81 HRWESTW Grab Victory in Final Inning of Fast 2 to 1. The pupils of the West Texas Mili- tary Academy and the pupils of Charley Carr's school held an inter- nlne Inning matinee out on the.Hot Wells diamond Saturday aft- ernoon, the Curr's school team win- ning out by the skin of their teeth in the final moments of play by the score of 2 to 1. A little head work on the part of Vernon- Spencer Carr's star pupil at the school being the 'main cause of the Academy's defeat in the ninth Inning. With'score 1 to-0 In-favor or West opened the ninth in- ning -Jwlth a single 'to left and promptly stole second. Johnson bijnted down the first base-line and had n head on collision with the West.Texas' flrstsacker and before he could recover the ball Spencer scored with run, a la Tj Cobb.. Johnson going to second on the piny. The ball was relayed to the home station and Catcher House threw Ills e pvc at the pellet and hitting It was allowed an extra base as per the new rules. Moon ended the matinee bj sending a long sacrifice fly to left fleln, Johnson scoring after thc catch with the winning tally. 'Twas a great climax to a bril- liantly fought game and both sides were given hearty applause by the spectators.. Taylor, who caught part of the game for West Texas, led with'the willow, grabbing three hits in four times at bat and he was especlalls disconcerting to Tvvlrler Walby who was on the mound for the baseball -school. The score: Carr's School ;___ West Texas Batteries: Walby and Moon; Houston, Post and Baker and Tay- lor and House. Americans: Give Demonstra' tion, as. White Sox and Giants Sail, or U. S; Liy ERP 0 OL, Feb. 2 S Enthusl astlc demonstrations of farewell were given both in this cits' and London when .the members of the Nevy York .Chicago .White parted lor'- home. Manv UL-. im American.colony were., at the'depo when the players left London on the boat-train and when they boarded the Lusitinla they found that a num- ber 'horid- some gifts of flowers to their apart- ments on the ship. "Europe Is a" fine said Manager John J. McGraw of the New York Club, "but New York Is my choice: Sfarlin Springs is not a bad place either. All the boys as well as myself will be glad to got back- home. The men. are in good condition and our long trip has fur- nished us with both pleasure and in- struction." On the other hand members of White Sox disputed part of JIcGr.-iw's statement by .claiming that Chicago lay it over any other cluster er cus of buildings In either hemisphere. Kfinois Coroner Compiles tistics Showing Ratio to Be 2 to 1. -.5.50 ------5.09 Plank....... Iteci Sos. Mhind Wood lnnla. behind Utmnrec Vnps..behind Gregg-..4.33 lnntF. behind ilatlienson -----...1.00 behind -Tlucker ..........3.S2 h II lies, bshlnd Alexander ..S.17 Thltc bcltJnri Kirssell Senators, behind Johrtaoil .........2.73 S.S3 S.75 1.25 In nil of the discussion of stret irtd highway accidents and fa'talitles ,hat has appeared in public print during the past year, except the itatements emanating from automo- bile Interests, thc first fair and fan- statement on the subject comin rom an authoritative source Is made >y Peter M. Hoffman, coroner of Cook county, Hi., which embraces he city Chicago. "Automobiles now average 2 to I safer per mileage than horse-drawn says Mr. Hoffman. "It is clear that comparisons made as to he danscr between horse vehicles ind power vehicles must be estima- ed on efficiency, ns the number of nlles traveled Is the only rational lasls on which to figure." His declaration Is based on the re- ult of a study of this subject by the tatlstician of the coroner's office, 'ai-ker 15. Sercombe, who has organ- a complete synthetic system of That Remains of Wigwam is the Stump of Chimney. FIGHTS ARE RECALLED Famous Pugilists Trained There for Historical Bat- tles of the Ring. SAN FRANCISCO, Cal.. Feb. Who has not heard of Croll's Gar- dens, Alameda in its day, the most popular training camp for puglltoU within a score of miles of Saa Fran- cisco? The place referred to had vogue, however, before it was known Croll's. It was called Neptune Gar- ileus 30 years ago. and It waa a fa- vorite Sunday lounging place for people from thc San Francisco of the bay. There were stating rinks, shoot- ing galleries, dancing pavilions, an4 what not attached to It In thorn years and not the least of its atrtc- tions was the Ice-cold beer that was drawn In steins from a thousand kegs: The Alameda folks resented the idea of catering to San Francisco's thirst and love of frivolity and by a vote, or church- wardens! or sorae- tl.ing, Neptune Gardens was doomed. Don-n through the years the build- ings and the fountains and the stat- nury disappeared piece-meal and Croll took hold Just In time to save few stables and n garish structure anil angles; known as The A .few days ago.' a crew of car- was busy dismantling the Wigwam and when the old Una sports heard of the fact pugilistic memories of the-long'ago were re- vived, whyi fight fans of several generations have crowded Into that "igwarn from time to time to watch. champion ring men prepare them- selves for ring struggles that are fa- mous in the history of the game. Have Passed Away By the same token, miny of He irs of the boxing arena who amed. In the Wigwam have passed !SC beyond. Let me recall a few .e knew a boxing- ring as a billiard champion knows a green table, but here were oodles of things he didn't know. He had to make weight for Duffy and he decided the best iray o accelerate reduction was to starve; bimself. One day oven at Joe Dieve's where >ie trained, he boasted that an he catfn in 2i hours was an apple. 'Don't you believe swered. "If T .can only make the weight I'll lick him sure." The apple diet did for who .after a few rounds was too eebto to keep his anr.s up. Both Meadows and Duffy are dead now. saw Mike Conley, the Ithaca giant; rain at Croll's for his match Trtth big Joe McAullffe and I saw Peter- Jackson train there -for his boot with Jim Jeffries. Jackson was on he down grade then, although vas still as Lucifer and re- "ented any suggestion that he waa scarcely the Peter of old. At settling time up at the Orjm- 9.S1 S.56 0.91 1.35 Signing with the Feds is a com- non, every-day occurrence these ays. Bill Louden, who covered econd base for the Tigers a part of he 1912 and 1913 seasons, has rifted Into the "outlaw" band. John olllns. White Sox outfielder, passed p the Feds In favor of Callahan's 1.2S c.50! tables for municipnliSies (and Is engaged In co-ordinating the 0.161 accident statistics from the police I records oC Chicago with the fatality tables Df the coroner's office Re- j garding the resulls of this work the i.u coroner says: "I can guarantee Its laccuracy, although much of the In- i.iz o.siifcrmailon is from material gathered OIJ outside nf this office. "Accurate compiled from 1.19 o.si the records of Chicago and Cook county show that 191S Is the first year that the number of automo- bile accident ever surpassed horse vehicle accidents, and the mileage percentage of power vehicles as compared with horse vehicles, shows that automobiles now nvprace two to one safer per mileage than horse- "Silent John" Hummel, who has cen many summers with the Brook- Dodgers, has come into the fold, ummel has played almost every po- tion on (he diamond, being the lief utility expert, but last season layed second base on most occa- ons. The Chesapeake Motorcycle Club f BalUmore, has decided to purchase a nine-room clubhouse. drawn vehlcleff.- "The ranld Increase In the number of In use during thc past four years and the corresponding de- crease In the number of horse vehicles Is definitely shown not onl'v In the decrease of horse vehicle ac- cidents nnd fatalities, but In the 'in- crease of .lutomoblle Few changes, if any, will mark Connie Mack's outfield the coming oamnalKn. With Oldrinr, strurk and Murphy as his regular gardeners, with Pete Daley and D. Murphy in reserve, the Athletic leader Is "not wanting much of his time In this part of the national pastlms. nine up at me urym- >ic Club Gene Vancourtj a friend of Jeffries, grabbed Peter's hand ana 'aid: ''Peter, Jeff told me to gin :ou his best and'tell you not to'b> downcast." Jackson snorted "You tell Jeffries to mind him- he retorted. "Just let him gtn me a return match and he will ho one that will be downcast" I saw Jim Corbett train the old Wiftwam for his San Francisco match with Jeffries. Jim; after his Maspeth experience with Jeffries, figured that wliat he needed mort ol nil to successfully cope with the "Boilermaker" weight and muscle. At Croll's he had his exercise room lifting nil the rest s fitted no like a professional man's den. There were Kirs and bi? weiehl e of It they did not help Jim. The funny pan of It is that while Corbett was training for brawn Jef- fries was training for speed. At Jeff> training o.uarlers when the tight was near he said to the writer: "I want to watch closely and tell me honestly if I outbov Corhett." Coming away from the ring a-t the press benches aad- "Well, did "Tou certainly T answered. It was at tlie Wlyn-iim that Joe Walcolt (rained when they had to kocp him in the bolter room o( the ferryboat coming across the day of the fight. This wss Tom scheme for removing reluctant round of weight nnd saving his far- felt. Bob Fiteslramons trained for his match with Jeffries Cons trained there for several matches..George Dlxon. Abo Attell. Tommy Jlran. Huso Kelly nnd army of pugilists whose names I csn. not just now reca.ll, nlso pitched camp there. And now all that remains of Wigwam arc the flump of a r.ey and few jplinters of painted red and irree W. W.