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TRICK PLAYS WILL BE WORKED BY
CAPT. COPE AGAINST SOLDIERS
HE IS ANXIOUS TO SEE HOW SEW
MEN WILL DO CSDEK FIRE.
SOME DIVERSION FOR
THE LOCAL ROOTERS.
STYLE OP PLAY WILL BE SHOWS
FOR FIRST TIME.
GenfrAllj 1 Knovrn That Snvannali
Will Not Depend on Line Smash
ing Tactic* This Year, lint Will
Seek to Outwit the Heavier Team*
of Jacksonville and Charleston-
Team Ha* Never Been So Strong As
It I* At Present —Who the Hard
Worker* on the Team Are.
‘Savannah has never produced a
team as strong as the one which we
■will line up against the soldiers on
Wednesday afternoon,” said Capt. Cope
yesterday, in discussing the progress of
the team since the game with Jackson
ville on Thanksgiving.
No one knows better th'an Capt. Cope
Just how much this means in compari
son with the magnificent machine which
Savannah turned out last year, de
veloped to the highest state of perfec
tion for the final struggle on New
Year against an 'all-star team at
The team might not yet be as well
drilled collectively, and the composite
effort may not be as well developed as
was that of the team which played on
New tear last year, but in keen,
heady and dangerous offensive play the
team is more effective than any that
Savannah has ever produced.
Trick* and Subterfuge.
Not even on Thanksgiving did Capt.
Cope use the wonderful collection of
tricks and subterfuges which he has
been slowly and carefully developing
in the team. The Jacksonville game
was not considered dangerous until the
men were actually lined up, and the
ball had been put in play, and then it
required all the generalship at the
command of Cope to prevent defeat.
In tactics Charleston will exemplify
Yale play and formations —nothing
spectacular, no sensational runs or
trick plays, but a steady and terrific
smashing at the line. With the weighty
and quick charging line this is Charles
ton's hope against the wiry Blue and
Savannah will tie to no one system
of play. As the occasion demands and
the circumstances suggest, the scores
of football problems, which are being
developed to their highest state of
efficiency, will be set forth with be
Individually the team will present
as much diversity In personnel as In
the collection of plays. Light, fast
men for fast and elusive gaining, men
of solid brawn and muscle to lead the
line attacks—in fact, the men selected
for their physical fitness for certain
In the secret practices which are be
ing held the team is being worked on
plays which will be used In the final
game of the year. Some of these will
be used on Wednesday, just to see how
the new men stand their ground under
Must Be No Loafing.
It does one good to watch Joe Ros
siter, Sullivan, Black, Strong and
Artly at practice. These men work
as hard in the practice games as in
the mad struggles against an oppos
ing line, and such tactics are sure
to bring out every ounce of efficiency
in the bodies of the men.
There are one or two instances of
loafing on the team. At the last min
ute these men will find themselves
without the honor so much desired
and so hard to earn. Hard work is
just as essential in practice as in play,
and already the fruits of loafing have
been plucked by some.
With all of the training he has had,
and all of the coaching he has been
under day after day, during the fall,
Joe Rosslter is perhaps even now the
hardest worker on the Savannah team,
and those who know him, as well as
those who play with him, have every
confidence that when he is sent out
on almost a forlorn hope for a need
ed gain he will deliver the goods.
But there are many hard workers,
many heady men and fleet footed ath
letes from which to select the
machine, which will plough its way
through and around the flock of Gulls
and the bunch of Jays.
JAYS HAVE LOST THE
SERVICES OF TOWNSEND.
There Is a wailing and gnashing of
teeth In the Jay football camp over
the loss of Tackle Townsend, one of
the most dependable men in the Jack
sonville line. Townsend has left Jack
sonville to go to Fernandina, and act
as chief of the fire department.
Automobile Cnpto Be Raced for at Ormond
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Cup Presented byC- 0- Burgoyne, President F. E.
C. A. A., for 50-mile Race Open to World.
CHARLESTON WILL BRING
SPONSORS THIS YEAR.
How Can Gallant Savnnnahlan* Win
in the Face of This!
Manager Mclntire has received a
request from the management of the
Charleston team to make arrangements
for sponsors of the Charleston team on
the occasion of the New Year game,
and a gaily decorated carriage, with
the Charleston colors, will be prepared
for the fair South Carolinians.
It has not been the custom of the
Savannah team to have sponsors In
past contests, and they are now faced
with the puzzling question of whether
It will be correct form to subject these
young ladies to the humiliation of de
feat. It is argued, however, that Char
leston has become accustomed to it
and it will not matter so much.
Park* Bent Collinsville.
A veil fought and interesting game
of football was played Friday after
noon, between the Park and the Col
linsville teams. Neither side could
score in the first half, but In the sec
ond two touchdowns were made by the
Parks, Lipshutz making one and Wil
son the other. The line up was as
Parks— Position. Collinsville.
F. B Furlong
B? 1 ?, ter I- H Morrell
} V< lls R. H Speigel
Lipshutz 1,. E Logan
Frankenstein ..R. E Trapanee
L. T McClain
\\ right R. T McAlpfn
k. G Burns
Bythwood R. Q Elliott
Br JdS es - Q- B SafTold
Continental and Eastern Field Trial
Associations Meet There.
Waynesboro, Ga„ Dec. 10.—The Con
tinental and Eastern Field Trial As
sociations meet here next week be
ginning, Dec. 17. The first day will
be devoted to the members days, and
the rest of the week to entries of all
classes. About sixty dogs will be in
Many wealthy and influential sports
men from all parts of the world will
assemble here at that time, and
Waynesboro is indeed fortunate in
having so large ar. affair.
Already the visitors are arriving.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Askins, of Robin
son, 111,, Mr. Beozell of Ohio, Mr. K.
R. McMaster and Mr. Thomas El
liott of Wainsboro, S. C., Mr. C. D.
Jordan of Montieello. Mr. P. M. Ea
sy of Atlanta and Mr. Ed. Polhill of
Macon, will be here early in the week.
It is probable that the local sports
men will entertain the two clubs.
Among those in the city are: Dr.
Beckwith. Dr. H. B. McMaster, Capt.
W. W. Fulcher, Hon. W. H. Davis
and others, who are very enthusiastic
on the subject of outdoor sports.
ARMY NOR NAVY COULD
SCORE AT CHARLESTON.
Charleston, S. C., Dec. 10.—The
teams of the United States training
ship Topeka and the garrison of Fort
Moultrie met on the gridiron at Hamp
ton Park to-day and after a nervy,
tireless and always hopeful play of
two 20-minute halves, quit without a
In the first half the navy seemed to
have a little advantage, and in the
second the army gained about as
much, but the goals were never in
danger, and it was apparently a clear
case of Greek meeting Greek.
The bands from the army poet and
training ship cheered on their men,
but neither could get a point.
THEY WANT MORE WHEN
PLAYERS ARE TAKEN.
Cincinnati, Dec. 10.—President Ban
Johnson of the American League ar
rived from Chicago to-day to confer
with President Hermann on the sub
ject of the demand of minor leagues
for an increase in the drafting price
for the highest class of players. John
son and Hermann came to no formal
decision in the matter of the minor
league demands, that being a subject
for action by the National League at
its annual meeting in New York next
week. The National Baseball Commis
sion will next take up the matter at
its regular meeting in January.
SAVANNAH MORNING NEWS: SUNDAY. DECEMBER 11. 1904.
BOBBY WALTHOUR AND HUGH M’LEAN
TWO OF CRACK RIDERS WHO QUIT
HUGH McLEAN. . HOBDY WALTHOIR.
Walthour and McLain Met in a Fifteen-Mile Race, in Which an Accident
to Walthour’s Machine Lost Him the Race by a Lap.
GREAT SIX-DAY RACE HAS
NOW COME TO AN END
How the Teams, Led by Root and Dorlon, Stood
When the Time for Riding Expired.
New York, Dec. 10. —Madison
Square Garden was crowded with bicy
cle enthusiasts to-night to see the fin
ish of the six-day race. When the
winners of the $2,500 purse flashed
across the line after a heart-breaking
sprint between the leaders they were
given an ovation.
The teams finished as follows:
Root and Dorlon won the race. Stol
and Vanderstuyft finished second. The
other riders came in in the following
order: Samuelson and Williams,
third; Keegan and Logan, fourth;
Krebs and Fogler, fifth; Breton and
Goufoltz, sixth; Turville and Mettling,
The final score was:
Riders. Miles. Laps.
Root and Dorlon 2J186 6
Stol and Vanderstuyft.... 2,386 6
Samuelson and Williams.. 2,386 5
Keegan and Logan 2,386 4
Krebs and Fogler 2,386 3
Breton and Gougoltz 2,386 3
Turville and Mettling 2,385 9
The record for the time was 2,733
miles, 4 laus.
The teams were on the track 142
hours, and the race was concluded at
10 o'clock to-night.
Notwithstanding handicaps that
threatened at one time to mar the
sucess of the race, matters w’ere ami
cably settled and the contest prov
ed interesting and popular.
There were 6,000 spectators at the
garden at 2 o’clock this morning, many !
of whom remained through to the fin
ish, and all day long their numbers
Root and Dorlon and Stol and Van
derstuyft were the leading teams at
daylight, but they were pushed by
Samuelson and Williams and Gougoltz
and Breton, who seemed inspired with
Root and Stol were the best men
on their respective teams and rode
all day with great dash and vim.
Samuelson, the holder of the unpac
INDEPENDENT SIX-DAY RACE
WILL BE HELD IN FEBRUARY
Walthour and Others Will Form an Independent
New York, Dec. 10.—That there will
be another six-day race in February
is the statement made this afternoon
by several of the ten-day bicycle riders,
who left the race in Madison Square
Garden because the officials refused
to take away from Stol, the Belgian
rider, a lap he had gained.
Both Bobby Walthour and Nat But
ler declare that the riders, all of whom
were suspended indefinitely, will form
an Independent bicycle riders' asso
ciation and hold a six-day race at the
Thompson & Dundy Hippodrome. No
definite arrangements have been made,
but plans are expected to be com
pleted in a few davs.
It is rumored at the garden that
Walthour will stay in New York, and
that if Pat Powers, the promoter of
the race, does not give him the money
he demands he will sue the race man
agers and attach the gate receipts.
GREAT FORTUNE IN HORSES
C. K. G. Billings Now Has $350,000 Invested in
Widespread interest again centers in
C. K. G. Billings, the New York mul
ti-millionaire, through its purchase for
$15,000 of Maj. DelidKr, the world's
Asa horse owner Mr. Billings has
no peer. He ranks to-day as the
"American horse king.” In his sev
eral stables are the finest trotters,
pacers and carriage horses In the
world. They range from Lou Dillon,
queen of ths trotting turf, down to
the dainty, aleek-coatcd Home Circle,
the fastest pacing pony ever bred.
Mr. Billings now has $350,000 Invest
ed In high-class horse flesh. The cost
of maintaining his stables, Including
the expense of moving the racing
string along the grand circuit, Is over
$175,000 a yeor. This practically wipes
out the annual Interest accruing from
$3,000,000 In gilt-edge investments.
Just glance at this list:
World's two faatesl trotters—lam
Dillon 3:01; Maj. Delinar, 3:0114-
World's trotting record to pole--The
Monk and Kqulty, |.OT%
World's trotting record le saddle-
Charlie Mack. 2.1415.
ed mile record, electrified the specta
tors many times during the day by
his spurts. Starting from the top of
the high bank he would get a twen
ty-five yard start before the leaders
could reach their highest speed. Once
he gained half a lap, but after a
stern chase of three miles, Root and
Stol caught him.
In the afternoon Logan and Keegan
stole a lap after the hardest efforts
and got within two laps of the leaders
and one lap ahead of Gougoltz and
Breton. The work of Keegan was es
pecially noticeable, as he suffered a
fractured nose and badly wrenched
shoulder earlier in the week.
A feature of the riding to-night was
the apparent freshness of the riders.
They had been given no stimulants,
and, despite the awful grind of the six
days, they showed fine stamina.
The race opened at 12:02 o’clock on
Monday morning, with eighteen teams
competing, but these gradually dwin
dled down until seven were left to fight
for the purse. Some of the competi
tors left the track because the de
mands of the pace were beyond the
limit of their endurance, and a num
ber of others quit, alleging that one
of the teams stole a lap unfairly. The
team which finally won the battle had
been riding hard and fast all the week
and the victory was anticipated.
Despite the distance attained by the
winners, it did not compare with the
record, 2,733 miles and 4 laps, made by
Miller and "Waller in 1899.
The purse money will be distributed
as follows: Root-Dorlon, first, $1,500;
Vanderstuyft-Stol, second, SI,OOO
- third, $750; Kee
gan-Logan, fourth, $500; Krebs-Fogler,
fifth, $250; Gougoltz-Breton, sixth,
$200; Turville-Mettling, seventh, $l5O.
A feature to-night was the breaking
of all known records for any kind of
an indoor or outdoor without pace
track at one-quarter of a mile. Frank
Kramer. the American champion
sprinter, went the distance in 24 1-5
second, lopping 3-5 of a second from
the record previously held by "Major”
Hugh McLean, who was one of the
strikers, told the newspaper men that
he hoped the racing board, which
meets in February, would bar him
from riding forever.
“I hope they fix it so I can never
ride again,” he said.
"Some of the boys will get worse
fines than others, and I expect that
Walthour and Moran will get most of
He said he had not been paid a sal
ary to ride, but, like the others in the
race, he, too, received money for ex
penses. He said he understood Wal
thour received a bonus to ride be
cause he won the race last year.
"There was no agreement between
the riders and the management not
to steal a lap,” said Mr. McLean.
"Agreements are often made between
teams that if one or both win a lap
the money shall be divided between
them. The men always pick up their
own team mates and the race is not
a fake or fixed In any way."
World's pacing record to pole, one
half mile—Prince Direct and Hontas
World's amateur pacing record to
pole—Morning Star and Prince Direct,
Among the other trotters and pacers
In Mr. Billings, stables are: Prince of
Orange, 2:0614; Louise Jefferson. 2:04*4:
Fred 8. Wadsworth, pacer, 2:06; Ma
zelte. pacer, 2:04*4 and Angus Pointer,
pacer, 2:0414. Altogether Mr. Billings
owns thirty-six light harness horses,
and every one Hhs a topnotrh mark.
What the isle William C. Whllney
did for the promotion of the running
horses Mr. Billings has accomplished
in the trotting and pacing field. He Is
the so'u owner of the mile track st
Memphis, Tenn., where he also own#
ths entire street railwsy system.
in two reenects Mr. Billings differs
from many horse owners, lie | a
true snort in that he does not believe
in gambling and never bets a dollar on
a horsi rare. Modaet and unassuming.
Mr Billings shuns the limelight, and
his horse# are never made • -aepUvoM
save by u it apeed and gttaiitf.
AT NEW ORLEANS.
Trapper, the Favorite, Won An Im
New Orleans, Dec. 10.—The prelim
inary derby, a six furlong handicap for
2-year-olds, the most important stake
of the meeting thus far, was won easi
ly by the favorite, W. H. Snyder &
Co.’s Trapper. Trapper went to the
front and wen easily by two lengths
from Matador, who met with consid
erable interference. The race was
worth $2,180 to the winner. Floral
Wreath and Judge Himes were the
only beaten favorites. Summaries:
First Race—Six furlongs. Jerry
Hunt, 3 to 1, won, with Daisy Green,
9 to 2, second and Floral Wreath, 7 to
10, third. Time 1:22%.
Second Race—Five furlongs. Viona,
even, won, with Totness, 9 to 2, second
Continued on Page Eleven.
HOLMES LEADS SOUTH
ATLANTIC BACK STOPS
Roth and Harnish Just One Point Below in
Averages of catchers In the South Atlantic League were omitted sev
eral days ago when the official record of players was published.
Holmes, of Savannah, has a slight lead In the percentages, with Roth
and Harnish close seconds, Just one point behind Holmes. Following are
Games. P.O. A. E. P.C.
Holmes, Savannah 90 454 88 10 .9*2
Roth, Augusta-Savannah 110 653 131 15 . 981
Harnish, Macon 77 559 70 1* .981
Lehman, Charleston 42 251 45 4 .980
Quinn, Macon 35 227 28 5
Smith, J., Jacksonville 18 107 16 6 .978
Shea, Columbia 110 699 140 22 .971
Robinson, Jacksonville 86 489 88 20 .966
Curran, Jacksonville 29 160 40 7 .966
Chandler, Ohas.-Aug.-Macon 30 161 84 10 .'951
Dunlap, Augusta 22 98 25 10 . 926
Smith, S., Charleston 58 354 79 14 .924
Blood Poison Gives Way
To New Method
t Instances of Remarkable Cures
Made by an entirely New Sys
tem of Treatment That Does
Away With Hot Springs and
Disproves the Use ot Mercury
and Potash—Proof Presented
Free to Any Caller-Those
Living at a Distance Should
Write for Booklet on the Sub-
DR. HATHAWAY. • .
Recognised as the Oldest F.stab- |cCf.
Halted and Most Heliable
It remained for an American Spec
ialist to find a way of a difficulty
that has confronted the profession of
medicine the world over for hundreds
of years. So far back as the his
tory of medicine goes mercury and
potash, powerful minerals, have been
the only means known for the cure
of specific blood poison.
Many doctors, it is true, have tried
to And a substitute that was less
HOW TO TKIjI, IF YOU.NEED THIS TREATMENT.
Many men contract blood poison
without really knowing what they
have contracted, and it is such as
these that suffer the most, because
they did not take proper treatment
in time. Do not wait until you reach
the third stage of the disease, but
take correct treatment right at the
start and you will not only avoid
many of the dangers, hut you will
have none of the awful suffering that
The principal Indications are one
or more hard sores on the exposed
part: rash on the chest or stomach;
swelling of the groins; aches In the
muscles and bones; soreness of the
mouth; copper-colored spots; loosen
ing of the teeth: falling out of the
hair and eyebrows. If you have any
of these symptoms you undoubtedly
have blond poison, and having it,
there is no man that can do more
r.lfillT VAMAHEE MKDICAIj Rooks SENT El (EE.
The doctor will send anyone of the
following eight medtcsl books free to
persons, who ars suffering from dis
ease in their own home. No. | dis
eases of the Throat, 2 Kidney and
Urinary Tract, | diseases of Women,
4 Mkln Rectal, Rheumatism, f. Itlood
Poison, 4 Nervous Debility and Vital
Weakness, T Stricture, I Varicocele,
Kerb book ts accompanied by a spec
ial keif examination blank, etc , so
that the 4ntor ass make as sMsrsts
diagnosis of raw east. Ma has *m
FIRST GUN IN FIGHT AGAINST
MINORS WAS FIRED AT CHICAGO
QUIT THE FORGE
FOR THE GLOVES
NEARLY KILLED AT ANVIL.
BATTLING NELSON’S RISE IN RING
HU Mother Could Not Sleep Until She
Had Learned the Result of the
Battle NVith Yoiiua Corbett—“ Ba
ttling” Is No Nickname, But Was
Given the Boy W'lien a Baby—Nel
son Now Training Hard for Cham
pionship Battle With Britt.
At last Hegewisch, a suburb of Chi
cago, is famous.
Handicapped by its name, existing
mainly because the men employed m
its great car manufacturing plant had
to live convenient to their work, it
has remained for a boy pugilist to put
Hegewisch on the map.
Now Hegewisch stands for some
thing—it is the home of the boxer,
Oscar Battling Matthew Nelson, the
boy who would be known as the
“Champion of Hegewisch,” says the
Battling is no nickname. When the
boy was born in Copenhagen on June
5, 1882, his parents pondered duly be
fore giving him his name, but his
mother, who had a brother Battling
and wished to do him honor, insisted
that her third son should bear it. The
Oscar and Matthew came easily enough,
but neither w*as nearly so distinctive
as Battling, so Battling has his name
been for short, ever since. Probably
the original Danish name is not spell
ed that way, but that is as near as
the English title approaches the origi
Whether the boy was attracted into
his calling by his name does not direct
ly appear, but that the title had in
fluence that way is certain. Asa boy
among his mates at school he was not
to be trifled with. Not that he was
unduly belligerent, seeking contest
without cause, but once the gage had
been thrown down, Battling Nelson
was a youth to be reckoned with.
Gomes of Good Old Danish Stork.
Battling, one of ten children, comes
of good old Danish stock. Possibly he
has inherited some of the traits which
of old made the Danes such sincere
fighters when warring on their ene
mies. Possibly he has imbibed some
of the spirit of the Vikings, and of
the men of old who believed implicit
ly in the Woden and Frithjofs and
harmful and equally as efficient, and
until the eminent specialist, Dr. J.
Newton Hathaway, showed the evil ef
fects of the reckless use of mercury
and potash did any results accrue.
The doctor Is now able to state that
by his method of curing blood poison
all danger is obviated, the cure is
brought about in a shorter space of
time, there are no bad after-effect
and the cure is permanent beyond a
for you. and in a shorter space of
time, than Dr. Hathaway. His
method will not Interfere with your
work or customary habits of life.
You will avoid the expense of Hot
Springs and such resorts. The dis
ease will be controlled, the eruptions
removed so that no one will know
yon have It. Every bit of the poison
will be removed from your system so
that you will be safe In marrying
and begetting healthy children. Fur
thermore, once cured by Dr. Hath
away, you can never again contract
the disease, no matter to what dan
gers you expose yourself.
Call the tirst spare moment you
have and talk It over with the doc
tor, No matter what others tell
you, get his opinion; It is based on
twenty-five years of experience. He
makes no charge whatever for ex
amination and advice.
specially successful In curing patients
of blood poison whom he has never
seen by sending the right treatment
to thm at their homea, Correspond
with him without delay.
Whether you write or rail, hi* ad.
J NEWTON HATHAWAY, M D
22 A. Hrysn street, Kavennsh, Os.
Office hours Vs. rn to II m,, I
If Li •• HtuttUgA, it a.
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BIG LEAGUE OFFICIALS REpy.
IJIATED ACTION OF SMALL FRY'.
CHANGES IN DRAFTING
RULES TURNED DOWN.
MATTER WILL BE OFFICIALLY DE
CIDED IN JANUARY.
tbe Joint Conference Between
American and National League
Rights of the Minor Organisations
WUI be Farther Curtailed— Presi
dent Ban Johnson Gets Enormous
Salary— May End in Minors Getting
Nothing at All for Drafted Players.
Before the American League mag
nates had adjourned their annual busi
ness meeting at Chicago the minor
leagues had been handed a flat turn
down and the salary of President
Johnson was voted to be *IO,OOO for the
remaining six years of his contract
with the organization.
Warfare in a mild form will be
waged on the minors, and the first gun
was fired at the Chicago meeting. The
changes proposed in the national
agreement which would benefit the mi
2?L, le , aSr T 8 by raisins the Price on
drafted players and limiting the num
ber to be drafted from one club to
another was most emphatically turned
down by the magnates, and they in
vested President Johnson with power
tO *£ C A. for lhe leaue in conjunction
with the National League's representa-
or the Rational Commission.
President Johnson has gone to Cin
cinnati to present the case to Mr. Herr
mann, and will seek to induce him to
have Pres dent Pulliam of the National
League given power to act for that
body and two executives, who. with
Mr. Herrmann, comprise the commis
sion, will officially turn down the mi
the meeting of the commission
at Cincinnati on Jan. 9.
Wliat Jolinfton Says.
"The minor leagues have been given
everything in sight for a long time”
said President Johnson, "and apparent
ytheL^on t know whe n they are well
°ix. The National Commission will
surely ignore their suggestions for such
changes to the agreement as are pro
posed by them, and the agreement will
48 it: is - If the minors
don t like the present agreement they
may soon find themselves out in the
“Jj 3 • At present they are getting
*.50 for each player drafted. If they
insist on getting double that amount
the matter will end in their getting
nothing at all. The major leagues can
easily establish priority of claim on
players wanted from minor leagues
and I guess some of the clubs would be
quite willing to get all the players
they want for nothing instead of put
ting up *750 apiece for them.”
Another rap taken at the minors
was a move to completely checkmata
the minors from covering up players.
A resolution was passed preventing
the waiving of claims to players draft
ed from minor leagues between the
time of the drafting season and Feb.
1 of the following year.
Requests for waivers of drafted play
ers or purchased players for services
of the following year shall be allowed
from the time of the beginning of the
drafted season until Feb. 1 of the fol
No Covering Up of Players.
The effect of that rule will hinder
minor league clubs from arranging
with major league clubs to draft cer
tain players and cover them up dur
ing the drafting season, and at the ex
piration of that period secure waiv
ers and allow the players to event
ually get back to the minor league
club. The magnates argued that with
more time to investigate young play
ers they would not be as likely to
waive claim on unknown material.
In the matter of waivers two other
resolutions were passed, all of them
being brought up for discussion by
Secretary Bruce, of the National Com
mission. The first one was:
Resolved, That in the event of any
waiver being granted on any player,
and said player remains with the club
1 requesting said waiver for a longer
period than thirty days after such
waiver is granted, another request for
waiver shall be necessary before said
club can dispose of the services of the
Another resolution provided that
during the playing season forty-eight
hours’ notice shall be given each club
by telegraph of all requests for waiv
ers, and during the non-playing sea
son ten days’ notice thereof shall be
given by the latter.
During the playing season managers
or club owners, it is argued, can be
reached quickly, and often trading
deals demand prompt action and two
days is considered by the magnates
plenty of time to secure waivers.
In the case of clubs retaining play
ers for a length of time after waivers
have been asked, it is necessary to
get waivers the second time before a
player can be sold or traded, in or
der that the other managers or club
owners will know whether a player is
to be returned or not.
Siegfrieds of the Scandinavian myth
ology. Hammer of Thor! Who can
But the boy has put such fighters as
Herrera, Canole, Hanlon and now
Young Corbett behind him. and in
looking for yet greater laurels has
shown that in him runs the blood of
The family is of the thrifty Scandi
navian type, the kind that makes good
citizens, good Americans. The father,
Nels, a carpenter, works at Indiana
Harbor. The mother, a little woman
of about 46, takes care of the cottage
and takes immense pride in her chil
dren. Albert, the oldest, is 2fi, and is
a machinist In the Northwestern shops.
Henry, 24. is a blacksmith at Wash
ington Hlghts. Then comes Battling,
22. Johnnie. 20, ts a moider in the
Hegewlxch works: Charles, a bright
boy, of 18, is In High School. Ida, 18,
the only daughter, is learning dress
making, and Arthur, who will be 14
In January, and Harry, 10, the baby
of the family, are In school. Two chil
dren are dead.
The Nelsons live modestly, comfort
ably, In a little cottage on Superior av
enue. Battling has helped materially
In providing for the home, and his
mother’s testimony that he is a good
boy is enough recompense for any as
persions that may be cast upon hla
Wii a niwltimllha Helper.
One day while lie was acting aa
blacksmith’* helper In the H< g.-witch
shops an iron fragment flying from a
broken machine struck the hoy In tha
face, laying It o|x-n. He was taken
more dead than alive to Mrroy Hospi
tal. where he lay unconarioua for for
ty-eight hours. He cam# out after
fifteen days with a distinct aversion for
the Job of blacksmith a aaslstant.
Mo, when urged and begged not to
take up pugilism--'’Moiher," h said,
"If I run such risks In the shops, how
ian fighting be more dangerous than
that*" An unangwsrable argument for