El Paso Herald (El Paso, Tex.), Ed. 1, Monday, December 18, 1916 Page: 11 of 14
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President of Fraternity Says .
Several Club Owners Told
Players Not to Join. i
Philadelphia. Pa. Dec 18. David I
L liltr. president of the Baseball Play- j
em" Fraternity. Includes In hie annual
pport to the directors of the fraternity i
charge that according to reports j
ad to him. certain clnbs have for- j
ddn their players to loin the fra- j
TT'it;- The clubs mentioned by Pultr i
: the Fhidadelphia Americans. India-
napolis and Denver. He adds that If
this be tru the three clubs haTe vlo- t
'a-d the agreement -which says there I
i all be no discrimination against fra- i
firi'v members. As soon as Connie J
Tp k heard of Fnltz'a accusation he
er -d that he had asked any of the
"Metles players not to Join the fra- I
"It. or eren made such an Intima- I
n to them. I
ultz states that the fraternity.
. h has completed its fourth year
'nt'rmes to grow in strength and is
monstrating Its ability to accorn-
iish benefits for its members. Al-
n Sh two of the major league clubs
biladelphia and Cleveland Americans
re not In the fraternity and the Chi-
?So American club players have shown
. Uck of Interest the organization has
large representation and is strongei
'han ever in all the other major league
iubs. Fultz asserts. Xn the minor
-agues the fraternity has made more
ipid strides. The return of a number
' ' federal leaeue nlavrjc inrr:
be active membership to 1113 mem-
Manv claims of players were taken
T i y the fraternity during last year.
b sum of S7S21.98 was recovered
'"" -tab owners and in addition the
validity of certain contracts was es-
tablished savins J277S to the players
Joe Rivers is Another Bat-
tler Who Has Proved
That a Good Man
is Always Good.
Xotable among- the come-backs of the
season may be mentioned Ad "Wolgast.
'former lightweight champion and Joe
-ivers. the Mexican who came within
an ace of grabbing- the laurel a few
3 ears back.
Rivers after a year or two of In-and-out
milling; seems to have recov-e-ed
his lost efficiency and Is hitting
-" hard and fast as he did in the days
Then he was the sensation of the Pa-
tie coast. His punching: nearly got
' into trouble the other night at
New Orleans Trhen he knocked out Joe
"harass with a terrific wallop that al-
most larred his head off his shoulders.
i r-:V" ""'.' '" """ I the Great. He's th lnn f n.
uiu 4x1 utcr uic cuuuiry ana II ne i . w "' J "
tamtams his present pace is quite ne mighty monarch of baseball! Hi
el to again become a factor In regal scepter's s. basehxil hr-
qartrcsnt circles. The secret lies
Society Women Interested
In Proposed Ring Battle
ni - gus immsi m.mmmmm
IP THE PROMISED batUe between Georges Carpentier. the French heavy-
weight champion and Jess TVillard champion of the world actually ma-
terializes two very prominent society -women -will handle at least 150.000 of
the proceeds for the benefit of the American Fund for the French "Wounded.
The society women are Miss Anne Morgan daughter of the late J. P. Morgan.
and Miss Elizabeth Marbury. both of New Tork.
Carpentier would agree to fight only on the condition that $25000 be paid
to the American fund when the articles are signed and that SO percent of all
profits e.imva a certain sum. with one-third of the motion picture proceeds go
to the fund. Carpentier will get JIO.OOO with WOO for expenses all of which
his manager says he will turn over to Miss Morgan and Miss Marbury for
the benefit of the French wounded.
Carpentier at present Is a member of the French flying corps. He Is said
to be in excellent physical condition.
8 THIS is the birthday of Tyrui one winter in Detroit but that was
Ajjnuna lood we nave de- -'c.
cided to make this a special
Cobb number and to devote the best
part of this organ of enlightenment to
the Georgia peach.
Business of All Hailing!
All hall to the superman Ty Cobb!
Bow down ye folk of the common mob!
Sing hosanna O ye fans all sing for
this is the birthday of the king. Tvnii
- tbe fact that Joe Is behavlnr him-
e f beautifully sow and the things
at once lured hiro to numerous beat-
gs no longer attract him.
Wolgast has the fans whooping- it
p for him down south and he has
veral matches in sight as a result
hlB terrific 20 round go to a draw
vitj Frankie Russell at New Orleans.
""olgast is back In Chicago training
T his next fight and his headquarters
-e the raecca of many of the fans. Ex-
-"rts say he is in the best shape he
as shown since the memorable opera-
on for appendicitis which was a fac-
or in passing on his crown to Willie
-w.mogordo. X. 3L. Dec. 18. The
.amogordo Town boys put one over
e I rst National bank team Saturday
Tening when they defeated them by a
r- ore of 36 to it. The bank team
eemed to hae quite a time getting
e r team together as they left El
as ija automobile and two of the
am did not reach Alamogordo in time
o play the game.
In the first part of the play the
"i Faeoans did not seem to have much
'lance with the fast play that the
lamogordoans showed them. In thp
st half the bankers braced up and I
ce iith jieia goals in succession.
eo tr sa
SLITS TO ORDEK.
United Hat & Shirt Co.
SIS San Antonio St.
regal scepter's a baseball bar nor
nobler baton exists than that! His
crown of glory a home run hit. his
throne the bench where the Tigers sit
1? tnl '"mmer sunlight's silver flood.
Hall to the hero of Iron and blood!
TiWLd?wn- yf foIk ot the common mob!
AH hail to the superman. Ty Cobb!
Tyrus Raymond Cobb is 36 ears old
today as he was bom Dec 18 1SSS.
Most biosraphies of the illustrious
Tyrus give his birthplace as the village
of Royston. which is In Franklin
county northeastern Georgia. The
neighboring county of Banks also
claims him as a native of the village
of Narrows. Let 'em fight It out.
Cobb's father. William Hersial Cobb
has been dead several years. He was
a leading citizen of Royston. editor of
the local paper and at various times
mayor county commissioner state sen-
ator and principal of schools.
Ty was educated at the Royston rom-
njon and high schools. The first regu-
lar ball club he played on was known
as the Royston Rompers. He walked
six miles in a broiling sun to play his
first game for money receiving $1.15.
Cobb's first professional Job was with
the South Atlantic leairue clnh m An.
gusta Ga. That was in the spring of
1904. when he -was a lank ungainly kid i
of 17. He applied at the office of the
Augusta magnate armed with a letter !
from a Royston minister stating that
Ty was a church member and a good
Con Strouthers was Cobb-'s first man-
ager. He hired the youngster on sus-
Cobb is a crack shot and verv fond
of hunting and owns a number of fine
bird dogs. He also plays golf quite
a. bit in the winter. In literature he Is
fondest of biography and lives of Na-
poleon are his special hobby. He has
a charming wife and two lovely chil-
dren. His younger brother. Paul has
played several years in the minors but
has displayed little class.
Gronchy Gnu sayi "There's al-
irays a fly In the ointment and
Ty Colib' fly Is Trt Speaker."
Twinkle twinkle diamond star
xoure a hero so you are:
Twinkle while you mar you'll be
Some day Just a dub like me.
Today in Pugilistic Annals.
This is the birthday of Michael J.
Cavanagh and Jacob Woodward both
prominent ring gentlemen. Mr. Cav-
anagh in citizen's cl.nhlnr- vita
Glover in ring tops and was born In
Lawrence Mass IS years ago today
while Mr. Woodward a. native of Pres-
ton England Is known In the pugilis-
tic set as Toung Ahearn. Glover be-
gan fighting In 1908 and made a good
record In the -welterweight division.
eing one of the championship claim-
ants until Jack Brltton annexed that
honor. Young Abearn was knocked
out by Packey McFarland In Albany.
N. Y In 1911. and In 1913 Mike Gib-
bons knocked him out In New Tork.
Ahoarn then went to France where
he was knocked out by Badoud and
lost to Marcel Thomas. After that
he had a string of victories in France
and England and returned to America
press-agented as the world's greatest
fijrhter and the future conqueror of
WHIard. Mike Gibbons put an end to
that sort of stuff early this year In
St. Paul by putting Ahearn to sleep In
a fraction of a round
i Lcin-foan H..fth-lro n " the econd Brunswick Institution Takes
l game for disobeying orders. Oon or- . 7 .
uu w est .r oint ana Trinity
Also in Gridiron Clashes.
SANTA PE PTTEL CO.
I dered Ty to sacrifice but the pitcher
i lempiea mm witn a good one. ana
j Tyrus banged out a home run. For
I that ho was canned.
Cobb returned to Augusta late that
j season after playing for a time in An-
( nlston. Ala. His new contract called
I for S90 a month. In 1915 Ty hadln. llt-
I tie trouble with Andy Rotht(&Ci)ew
i Augusts pilot and Andy trll8tosjl
Brunswick Me Dec. 18. The Bow-
doin College football and baseball
schedules for 1917 as announced con-
tain several changes over the lists of
recent years. Tufts. Holy Cross Mid-
! . wilW"1 yfon!yj&tb3 I debur? and Fjrt inley are dropped
oeai leu nrougn. aev -kj -- ... cvmuu.c oiU '
r I V vard. Trinity and West Point added.
L Eight games will be played one less
.than last season. Changes in the base.
209 Mew Are.
A est to Kren'i
Southwestern Wrecking Co.
Jitnlnc. Mill and Power Sfacslnery
' e sve your orders our Immediate and
ireful attention and fully guarantee
115 Darango St.
'Vflia. Bill" Donovanir alow mana-'
cer of the Yanks was Ifirsl!l.Teinon-
slble for Ty's landing withrthe. Tlsers.1 ilnan last sea!
The Detroit club trained at kugustaJj ball schedule are minor.
and it was understood mat tpey were
10 nave ine pics oi me jmtstusia play-
ers. Bill Armour manager of trite
Tlges. wanted to take Clyde Engel. but
Donovan Insisted so urgently that Cobb
-was the man that Armour yielded the
point. Detroit is supposed to have paid
1700 for Tyrus. His batting average in
tne sauy circuit was .326 at the time
he left Augusta for Detro.t in August. J following games
-lave .ue lea me league in ogm oat-
ting and base running.
Cobb's average for the remainder of
the 1905 season in which he played in
41 frames for the Tigers was .110. In
1906 he batted .320. and he has never
fallen below that mark since. In 1911
he batted .420 and the following year
Cobb has a fine home in Augusta
and Is also the owner of a highly
profitable Georgia plantation He spent
the original fuel for grates and fire places.
The football games are:
Sej.tembor 29. Harvard at Cambridge;
October s. Amherst at Amherst: II
Trinity at Portland; 20 Colby at Wa-
tervllle; 27 Bates at Lewlston: No-
vember 3 Maine at Brunswick: 10
Wesley an at Brunswick; 17 Army at
The baseball schedule Includes the
April 11. Harvard
at Cambridge: 12 Wesleyan at Middle-
ton. 14 Amherst at Amherst.
EID BROS. Inc.
Phones 35 and 36. Texas and Dallas Sts.
RICH SPANISH BOY FATHER ILL.
SENT TO ELLIS ISLAND
New Tork Dec. 18. Carlos Alvarez
the 14 year old son of Manuel Valder
Alvarez a leading dry goods merchant
with a string of stores throughout
Spain was taken to Ellis Island today
from the Spanish liner Buenos Aires
in port from Cadiz. Young Alvarez's
father was carried ashore on a
tretcher. helpless from apoplexy and
taken to a hospital. The United States
immigration law permits no alien
under 16 years of age to land unless
accompanied by the parents or legal
Representatives of various New York
dry goods concerns tendered any bond
that might be required by the govern-
ment but their offer -was of no avail.
According to the representatives of
local firms Alvarez has a credit of
J500.000 In New York and owns 50
dry goods stores In Barcelona Madrid.
Cadiz Malaga. Seville and other places
in Spain. He was on his annual visit
to his store in Havana when stricken.
A Chrlatmaa Reminder.
For Christmas BusinesE Baggage o.-
I'leasure call Three-500.
rty Service Company.
. Me'ropvlitaii Svni.
Your Views and Mine.
By CHUCK SWAN.
j Hep Hep Hep Hep Hep.
I Here's a good one from Toronto:
i Rube Marquard has been stopped sev
eral times Dy recruiting officers here.
who are bending every effort to enlist
men for the British army. This con-
versation took place recently:
"Why don't you sign up?" asked
the recruiting officer.
"I have signed" replied Mar-
Qcard. "When?" queried the soldier.
"Last fall." shot back Marquard.
"For how long?" persisted the
"Three years" answered Mar-
quard. "Where's your uniform?"
'Who did you sign with?"
'The Brooklyn baseball club."
The sergeant was still uncon-
scious at a late hour tonight.
Many of our best little sporting ex-
perts believe the time is coming when
the picking of all-American football
teams will be left lartrelv with a. few
men whose judgment In the selection
of all-American talent will be eminent-
lv fair and whose word will be uni-
versally considered final.
There are generally a few football
stars who stand out above the rank
and file in a season's time but aside
from these men the selection of the
rest is larsrelv a matter of xakinz- a
chance on the part of the ones who i
select teams. Because of the annual
custom the writer chose all-American
teams this year and we believe that
the selections made were fair to the
players named yet In all probability
a team almost equally as strong could
have been chosen.
Two new learns hare applied for
franchise In the Army Basketball
league brlnsinc the total op to 13
eluba. The 33d Michigan -with
Llent Welne as manager and the
11th Provisional Artillery vrlth
crct. Hollenlieek an pilot nppllnl
?eatenlay. frergt. lilalock. manager
of the Second Ohlo'a crack outfit
has arranged n ffnmc irlth the Flmt
National bank team for next Wed-
nesday nlirt at the hlKh school gym.
This came should be fe corker a
the Second numbers somn of the
star basket toshers ot tue state
anions; Its members.
A friend of Lea Darcy's in Austria
wrote him a letter advising him to
get J100.000. Wonder if he wanted Les
to stick up a bank?
Gay Morton the stellar wlggler
of the Cleveland Indians villi be
bark on the Job vrlth a Rood salary
irlDor again next sprint;. Morton
hart his arm In the service of the
Indians and after he became dis-
abled be was sent to bonesetter
Reese who bus pnt the -wing back
Into shape. Slorton Is a peculiar
pitcher. He leemi to have a donble-
jolntrd arm. according to Jim Dnnn.
owner of the Indians. Dnnn says
that Morton pitches with a-crooked
arm. He Is noted for his speed.
Domiruck Tortoncli Starts Sometnrng
Wnen He Tries to Clear Up Middles
DOMIN1CK XORTORICH of Jew Orleans started a fine little argument 3
the other day when he proposed an elimination contest for the middle- j
weight championship there in January. If Tortorich can make his
plans eo thnrach he -will have accomplished something in jrivine to the country 1
Sb Illiuuieweigui line nuiuci suuiciuiu;; lb lias iiui uau cuitr; otauicj ut;kuiu
It is doubtful however if Tortorich's plan to hook Mike Gibbons aod
Tack Dillon up as the contenders will be realized. Dillon went to 162 pounds
for Gibbons in their go at St. Paul and if he had to get below that figure it
probably would weaken him to such an extent he could not do himself justice.
With Dillon in the light heavyweight ranks. Gibbons' opponent probably
would have to be either Jeff Smith of Xew York or Bob Moha of Milwaukee
Both arc ready to make the middleweight figure of 138 or 160 pounds.
PROVOST GTARD REID'S HAT
BLOWN OFF; COBS FOR GOOD
Provost Kuard U P. Held is looking
for some one wearing a new regulation
army hat and who found the said hat
by the San Jacinto plaza Sundav after
noon when Iteld -was. driving down
Mesa avenue his hat being blown off.
Stopping the car he returned to where
he thought the hat should have been
and found that someone had gone off
HUGH TnOMPSOV VISITS HERE.
Former secretary Hugh-Thompson of
the police and city detective depart-
ments arrived in El Paso Saturday
from Van Horn. Tex. where he is win-
tering on a ranch. He will remain In
the city for several days before return-
ing to Van Horn.
SMITH'S WIFE TESTIFIES
ON ALLEGED GERMAN PLOTS
San Francisco. Calif.. Dec. IS The
third week of the trial of Franz Bopp
German consul general and six co
defendants on charges of conspiring to
violate the neutrality of the United
States by Interfering with the ship-
ment of munitions to the entente al-
lies was resumed In the United States
district court nere today.
Mrs. Mary Smith wife of Iouis J.
Smith the government's chief witness.
was the first witness touay. -ine prose-
cution expected her to corroborate her
husband's testimony concerning the
dealings he is alleged to have had
last year with the German consul gen-
em! and his associates.
It has been alleged by the prosecu-
tion that a 1100000 fund was placed
at the disposal of the consulate for
the purpose of Impeding munitions
shipments to the allies.
BARGES BEGIN' RAISING
WRECKED SHIP POWRWAX
Norfolk. Va. Dec. 18. Wrecking-
tugs and barges today began the work
of raising the Merchants and Miners
liner Powhatan sunk on Thimble shoal
Wednesday night off Wllloughby
beach after a collision with the British
tanker Telena. The Powhatan will be
raised and carried to the Newport News
shipyard for rebuilding.
MAY SPEND WHAT THEY WIS!
Santa Fe. N. M. Dec 18. Attorne:
general Frank W. Clancy holds tha.
there is no limitation on the expense
for campaign purposes by Ie;islativ
candidates. He sets forth that le?i
lators are paid like day laborers b
the day. a session may last SO days ant
it may not; a special session may b
.called and there are other reasons wci
i it could not be definitely determine!
during a campaign wear ten pal
centum of a legislator's salary might
Mr. Clancy says: "It Is not reason;
able to believe that the legislator!
Intended to apply this limit of expeat
dltures to such candidates. We ea
agree that there ought to be such ltoi
ltation of their expenditures but th
legislature has failed to provide one.
SPANISH STRIKE WIM. BE
PROTEST AGAINST PRICES
Madrid. Spain. Dec 18. A 24 houi
general strike called by the labor Or
ganlzatlons as a protest against th
increased price of food will take plzoa
tomorrow throughout Spain. Factories
stores and many offices will be eloaea
and no newspapers published.
The authorities have posted notice
appealing to the good cense of the pub-
lic to maintain order and announclcs
that any disturbance would De vison
ously dealt with.
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