T71E ATLANTA (JEORCilAN AM) NEWS. WEDNESDAY, APKJtL 8* 1913.
Yes, Indeed, Jeff Is Some Fond of Animals
By “Bud” Fisher
By Chi ok Evans.
C hicago, April 30. ■•joft” Adam-
who has been for a long time
one of the best known caddies a:
the Chicago Golf Club, has recantly
joined the professional ranks. His ne.
position is at Michigan City and cl
earing it has made Jeff one or the hap
piest of boys. Geoffrey Adams, tu
give him the high-sounding nam< i
discovered by accident, was born
eighteen years ago at Warrenville, a
tiny hamlet five miles west of Wheat
on. He is the youngest of four broth
ers, all of whom caddied at Chicago
Golf. His brother Frank, who is .
very good player, is now the profes
sional at the Canton, 111, Golf Club.
Jeff has always lived at his parents'
home In Wheaton, which is about a
mile from the Chicago Golf Club, and
he has caddied all the year around
since he was teif years old. Any tine
during the last eight years he com
be seen, club in hand or under arm.
walking along the road leading to
th« golf grounds at 7 o’clock in th**
morning on week days ar.d at about
9 o’clock on Saturdays and Sundays.
For be it known on week days cad
dies were allowed to play over the
Chicago golf course in the early morn
ing, but not on Saturdays and Sun
days, and Jeff missed no opportunity
to play his own game or to caddy for
others. He has caddied for neary all
the well-known amateurs and pro
fessionals who have played ajt Chica
go Golf. Years ago Willie Smith, not
ing his ambition, advised bim to turn
professional when he was old enough.
Caddied for C. B. MacDonald.
Jsflf recalls with special delight ;i
day that he was caddying for U.
MacDonald, former national cham
pion. He had earned one dollar, but
Mr. MacD onald, probably recognizing
Ills efficiency, gave him $10. This
was an event in his needy, hard
Jeff considered his caddying season
proper from May to October. This
Was his moneymaking period, and he
•nee told me that he averaged about
M50 In May and June and September
a year. He used to make more
and October than In the other months.
These were school months and the
order system was not in force. Jeff’s
own schooling had stopped at the
seventh grade, and after that his cad
dying was literally the year through.
On winter days when the weather
was too severe for players to come
out T eff could be found in Dave Foul-
is’ flop distening to golf stories or
asking fifty and one questions upon
the one subject in the world—golf.
Jeff feels deeply grateful to Dave
Foulis for his great kindness to him
during these years at Chicago Golf.
It was Dave who gave him the first
club he ever owned, and so it seemed
quite the natural thing for Dave to
come into Chicago with Jeff to . help
him buy the tools for his new shop.
And it is very easy for the old friends
of Jeff to picture him in the little
workshop in the Indiana wood?, or to
fancy we hear the sharp echo of his
clean-cut shots among the trees.
Jeff plays a very good game of golf
in very good form and he has made a
77 at Chicago Golf, which is a splen
did score for that difficult course.
Sure To Be Famous “Pro.”
Although Jeff has been a sort of
special caddy for Walter Feron. 1
think there is ?*urely not a member
Chicago Golf who does not know
him. There was something marked
about his appearance. He was small
nd rather stooped and his hair was
long and black and his right side and
shoulder had been lowered by the
constant weight of heavy golf bags.
Day in and day out he and I trudged
the Wheaton links last summer and
at all times he appeared to be a faith
ful and patient student of the game.
1 have never heard him swear and
I do not think he even smoked. Ap
parently he cares for but little besides
golf and has few ideas beyond it.
Faithful, hardworking and scantily
clad, undaunted by any weather, he
was forever on the job, and if these
characteristics prevail in his new sit
uation the litle caddie from Chicago
Golf will be a successful professional,
and if his game continues to im
prove a very famous one.
Jeffs new club is beautifully located
on the old Pottnwattomie Indian trail
in a dense wood. The grounds are
rolling with a stream of water run
ning through. The holes are of good
distance and hewed out of the for
est. I spent a very enjoyable day
there last fail and can testify to the
charm of location and the agreeability
of the membership. So the friends
of Util© Jeff have every reason to
YANKEES TO KEEP CHASE;
SMALL CHANCE FOR TRADE
NfQW YORK, April 30.—After main
taining silence all morning. Manager
Frank Chance, of the Yankees, this
morning denied that he Intended trad
ing Hal Chase
“There are a number of hall clubs
that want Cham.” said Chance, “and I’ll
trade him, providing the other clubs give
about half their players. What I need
most of all is a good first baseman. I
have one in Chase—the best in the busi
ness. Wouldn't T be foolish to trade
DILLON WALLOPS MOHA.
MILWAUKEE, April 29. .lack Dillon,
of Indianapolis, won easily Iasi night
in his ten-round bout with Hob M i! a,
of this city.
Best, quality gas coke,
delivered, 10 cents per
bushel, for 50 bushels
Less than 50 bushels,
11 cents per bushel.
Atlanta Gas Light Go,
G eorge stallings will offer
the Cracker club some pitchers
either to-day or to-morrow.
He is getting them waived out of the
big leagues now.
When the offer is made It will be up
to Bill Smith to decide whether or not
he will want the men. Probably he
Buck Becker has been placed on the
ineligible list. His fate will hardly be
decided under ten days.
Bauseweln’s fate hangs in the bal
ance. Smith still believes he may be
a winning pitcher. He will not let
him go without one more trial.
Weaver’s case is the one that has
Smith scared bright pink.
“I can’t afford to fire Weaver,” says
Bill Smith. “He cost us too much
money. Besides, if he eomes around
he will be our best pitcher. I am go
ing to hang on to him as long as
he shows me anything.”
Ther is considerable reason for
believing that Weaver is one of the
men recently fined for breaking train
ing. He Is surely in very bad condi
tion But he will stick along a couple
of weeks longer, anyway.
Kernan’s fate is in doubt. With
Bailey out, Smith will have a fine
chance to try out the Chicago lad. If
ho shows some hitting strength he will
be carried through the season as util
ity man. If he does not, he will
doubtless be let out, and it is possible
that the Crackers will race along this
season without a utility man, espe
cially as Graham can play any posi
tion on the team save that of pitcher
with considerable credit to himself
and the club.
If Morris Delivers
Georgia Wins Title
ATHENS, GA., April 30.—In an ef
fort to cinch the Southern Intercol
legiate Athletic Association cham
pionship by making it two straight
from Vanderbilt, Coach Cunningham
will shoot Pitcher Morris against the
Commodores this afternoon in the
final game of the series.
The Tennesseeans will use Sikes
on the mound and will stake every
thing on their famous football and
Yesterday's game was hardly a
canter for the Georgians.
Corley pitched three-hit ball and
held the Tennesseeans runless, while
McClure was located for ten hits,
which netted nine runs. The Com
modores had no earthly chance, and
after the first inning it was a matter
of how many runs Cunningham’s men
would pile up.
Yesterday's crowd set the season’s
record in Athens, but it was not a
circumstance to what is expected to
THOMASVILLE SCORES 35
RUNS FOR LEAGUE RECORD
THOM ASVILLE, QA„ April 30.—
The Thomasville Empire League team
broke the local record for runs yes
terday afternoon in a game with the
Boston team, thirty-five runs and
thirty-six hits being secured off Kid
Blaton in six innings of play. Boston
got two hits in seven innings and no
BOYD AND UMlTnE DRAW
RELEASE FROM BARONS
BIRMINGHAM, April 30.—Pitcher
Boyd, star of the 1912 Barons, and
Pitcher Lamline, recruit, were re
leased by Manager Molesworth to
day. Boyd’s arm has gone dead and
Lamline has not delivered. President
Laugh, of the Barons, left to-day for
< ai« ago to get an outfielder and an
Messenger is at his home with his
wife, wh<> has been critically ill.
DOUGLAS AGGIES DEFEAT
NORMAN PARK FOR TITLE
] DOUGLAS, GA., April 30.—Douglas
: Aggies defeated Norman Park yesterday,
: to 0. This gives them the Prep
he..| ( loirnpionship of South Georgia.
1 «‘ ach Cellars’ boys have played every
n that would meet them, and have
wen "Vi . , game The feature of yes
terday's game was the hitting of Gray,
who secured three three-base nits out of
flv<- trips to the plate. Brouch gave up
Kilbaneand Dundee FighttoDraw
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Slow Battle for Feather Title
By W. W. Naughton.
L OS ANGELES, April 20.—Referee
Byton declared the 20-round
bout between Johnny Kilbane
and Johnny Dundee a draw. This, it is
to be presumed, means one-half the
featherweight championship will re
main in Cleveland and the other half
go to New York to keep company
with the America’s cup.
The bout between the two Johnnies
was interesting in spots only. If they
had used their hands half as much aa
they used their feet, it is just possi
ble that a knockdown* blow would
have been in evidence at some time
during the evening. Taking it all in
all, the affair was an elegant argu
ment in favor of those who hold that
boxing is not brutal. Happening as
it did at this particular time, it is a
pity that the members of the Califor
nia Legislature were not on hand to
Kilbane is all that has been claimed
for him In the line ©f cleverness. But
judging by last night’s work, heavy
punching is not his specialty. There
is this much to be said, of course—
in Dundee he met one of the shiftiest
youngsters ever seen in the ring. Dun.
dee may not be a good judge of dis
tance, but he seems to know’ to a dot
when anything dangerous is coming
his way. By drawing back at the
right moment he converted probably
a half-hundred - right crosses into
misses, and half that number into
Champion Wanted Knockout.
Kilbane’s palpable object from first
to last, in fact, was to end it all with
a right snap. He feinted his oppo
nent into leaving openings, and
whenever th e moment seemed oppor
tune, John’s dexter glove shot across
like a flash. But quick as it came the
little New Yorker was equally quick
in dodging, and although tried re
peatedly the number of rights he
landed could probably be counted on
the fingers of one hand.
Among them all there was only one
solid enough and w r ell timed enough
to send Dundee back a pace, and that
was delivered very late In the fight.
Of the two men Dundee is probably
the harder puncher. Kilbane has it
on him in range and reach, and it
was seldom that Dundee wa.s able to
connect with full force. His best ef
fort is a left swing, and in order to
score with this punch he had to con
vert himself into a leaping tuna. It
itAXlds to reason that a man who has
to hoist himself into the atmosphere
to send home a blow can not add any
particular force to it, and that was
the trouble with Dundee.
In the latter rounds when Kilbane
was tired Dundee was there with his
leap and swing time and again. Tf
he could have remained on the ground
and committed the same assault It
would have punished Kilbane more
than it did.
At the start of the fight Kilban^
devoted much time to feinting, his
object being of course to confuse his
opponent. Dundee apparently knew
just what to expect, for he fainted
when Kilbane feinted and tried to
counter whenever Kilbane led.
Kilbane’s Left Was Truer.
The only difference apparent be
tween them at the outset was that
Kilbane sped a truer left. He landed
with this punch very often, but never
in a way to ruffle the New Yorker
who kept leaping and swinging with
the left. The first seven rounds were
in a manner spiritless, but the eighth
saw the first bit of earnest work. They
became embroiled over against the
ropes, and after fumbling at each oth
er’s ribs with short right-handers
they stood away as if by mutual con
sent and began to lash out freely.
Kilbane got home with punishing up
percuts and took many hard body
blows in return.
It seemed to be part of Kilbam s
system to rest up after infusing a lit
tle extra energy in his boxing. He
took things so easy in the tenth round
that some of the spectators began to
revile him, reminding him that a
champion was always expected to set
the pace. The slur went unheeded,
and Dundee redoubled his efforts to
land a high left that would produce
results. When th^ round was about}
half over Kilbam* began to cut loos* j
with the right. From that point for j
ward Kilbane fought in spots only, but i
when he did cut loose it was eviden; j
that he had a one-punch finish in !
Thirteenth a Good Round. ►
T£e thirteenth round was the most.
spirited of the series. They discarded
feinting entirely in this particular
spell and traded hooks and uppercuts.
Dundee came out of a rally with his
right eyebrow damaged, and there
was blood on Kilbane’s lip. Kilbane,
it seemed to the writer, gained the
lead in the fourteenth round. There
was another earnest mixup, and the
champion stood to his guns better
than his opponent Dundee took to
covering and was not as eager to
climb in the air and swat back.
If the fight had ended there, the
chances are Kilbane would have
gained the decision, but, whether
from choice or because he was tired,
the champion slowed up perceptibly
after the fourteenth round. He went
back to the feinting tactics that he
employed in the early rounds and al
lowed Dundee to leap and lunge to
his heart’s content.
In the sixteenth round again Kil
bane seemed to be saving his
strength, and Dundee, by being dili
gent, pulled level with his opponent.
It may have dawned upon the cham
pion in the minute’s resting spell that
he was following the wrong course.
Anyhow he shot out of his comer
W’hen the starting bell sounded and
went at Dundee determinedly. Dun
dee stood his ground and fought back
until'the frequency of the champion’s
uppercuts warned the New Yorker
that it would be wise to cover up. It
may be that Kilbane w’as slightly in
the.lead when the seventeenth ended,
but persistent Dundee pulled level
again in the remaining rounds.
Kilbane Tired in Last Round.
In the last round of all Kilbane was
palpably tired and Dundee’s climb
ing tactics were very much in evi
dence. Once or twice indeed it looked
as though the champion was badly
jarred by the punches In question.
The round closed amid scenes of great
excitement. The Kilbane cohorts were
bellowing and Dundee’s friends were
shouting to the New Yorker to crowd
his man and knock him out.
They were hammering each other
when the official timekeeper smashed
the gong and called a halt, and Ref
eree Eyton did not hesitate a moment
in declaring it a draw.
When Owen Moran and Abe Attell
fought a draw when the latter was
champion it was said that the Eng
lishman claimed the possession of
one-half the world’s title in the feath
erweight class. The rule, however, is
that the champion must be defeated
before being required to hand over
his laurels, so tlmt Kilbane, even
though he broke even with his New
York rival, is still the champion
featherweight of the world.
As matters stand, Dundee has the
best right to consideration when Kil
bane gets ready to defend his title
The gate receipts of the fight were
given as $13,782.
“Scotty” Monleith, manager of Dun
dee, this morning offered Kilbane a
winner-take-all proposition for a re
GORDON BLANKS SEWANEE
ON MACON DIAMOND, 6-0
MACON. GA., April 30 Southpaw
Gordon twirled air-tight hall here yes
terday and as a result Sewanee de
feated Mercer, 6 to 0. in a one-sided con
test. The victors scored one run in
the second, one in the third and one in
the sixth and tallied three in the eighth.
Mercer had chances to score in the
second ar.d ninth, but (Jordon tightened
in the pinch and retired the losers with
out a run.
RUBE ZELLARS RELEASED
BY MACON TO VALDOSTA
MACON, GA.. April 30.—Rube Zellars,
the former Mercer twirier, has been
released by the Macon club to the Val
dosta team. Pat Moses, also a former
Mercer slabman, will be retained by Ma
DUFFY BEATS TEMPLE.
BUTTE, MONT., April 29.-Jimmy
Duffy, of Lo<kport, N. Y., gained the
decision last night over Ray Temple, of
Milwaukee, after twelve rounds of
News and Notes.
The Riverside baseball team has made
a remarkable record so far this year.
Out of sixteen games played they have
won fifteen and tied one. This per
formance beats anything made by a
Southern prep school In many years.
Monday the Riverside boys defeated
Stone Mountain 7 to 1.
* * *
Locust Grove is the only prep team
In this section of the country that could
? ;ive Riverside a good argument. Un-
ortunately L. G. I. is not In the G. I.
A. A. this year, so there is no chance
of a meeting between the two schools.
* * •
Boys High is trying to make arrange
ments with Mariet to play off their tie
game Friday. This contest was to have
taken place last week, but the Marist
lads had to drill for the Memorial Day
parade, and the game was postponed.
The two teams played a ten-inning 3
to 3 tie game at the beginning of the
Bill Bedell, of Tech High, is back in
school again, and is training hard for
the annual pren meet May 9. Bill over
worked himself in the high school meet
April 18, and was sick for a week.
Donald Fraser School, of Decatur, is
seriously considering a plan to enter
some men in the annual prep meet.
There are at leas? two athletes at the
school who could give a good account
of themselves against any of the stars
in the Atlanta schools Jernigan and
Phillips are both all-around athletes,
and have made a number of good rec
ords In competitive meets.
The senior class won the greatest
number of points in the inter-class track
meet held <t Emory College Monday.
Their points ‘otaled 53. The sophomores
were second w’.*\ 35. The freshmen and
the juniors lagged away behind, the
former getting 5 points and the latter 1.
Carlton, of the senior class, was the
sensation of the day in the class track
meet at Emory on Monday. He scored
a total of 32 points, and with 4 more
would have pad enough to have beaten
the “sophs” single-handed.
Carlton was first in the 100-yard. 220-
yard and 440-yard dashes, the shot put
and the running broad jump, and third
in the high jump. This Is a remark
able performance for any one man to
The 100-yard dash will be a thriller
In the prep meet this year. Allen, of
Marist; Sifford, of G. M. A.; Parks and
Bedell, of Tech High, and Spurlock and
Lockridge. of Boys High, have all en
Students at Peacock are greatly In
teiested in hand ball. I^enny and
Wells are the stars at this game. They
would like to meet any two Prep league
players in the city.
Pitcher Fox. of Boys High, is working
hard this week in preparation for the
proposed game with Marist Friday. Al
though this game has not been arranged
yet, Fox wants to be on the safe side.
Boys High is hot after the Prep league
pennant this year, and if Fox is not
at his best in the game to come. The
school will have a hard job keeping
in the first division.
Howard Lanier has been pitching good
ball for G. M C. this season He Is
also leading the all-prep pitchers at
bat. In a garde with Gordon Saturday
be smashed out a three-bagger with the
bases full, which made possible the de
feat of the Gordonites by a score of 9
Peacock and Tech High will play
to-day on the Peacock diamond
at Piedmont Park These two
teams opened the Prep League season
on March 25. This will be their sec
ond meeting Peacock has been work
ing hard lately to develop a good pitcher
and they think they have him in Sams.
May Standardize Boxing Weights |j|K£ BOONS
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Lord Lonsdale Asked to Help Out
now by .
By Ed. \V. Smith.
efforts are being made
American boxing author
ities to bring about at an early
date some definite move for the in
ternational standardization of boxing
weights. There have been so many
different attempts made along this
line in the past, and all of them have
been so half-hearted and so dismally
weak in their fruition, that the box
ing fans early began to lose Interest.
All nf the students and well-wishers
of the game saw at once the advan
tage to be obtained in having a scale
of weights that would fit and be rec
ognized all over the globe, but Amer
ica, England and Australia, which are
the only real live centers of boxing,
were so far apart on several of the
limits for the classes that there
seemed little hope of working a
T HROUGH Freddie* Welsh. English
lightweight champion. Lord Lons
dale. perhaps the most influential man
in England openly Interested in the
boxing game, has been asked to Ipnd
his assistance to the project, and
there is a good chance that he will
confer with <’harles J. Harvey. Sec
retary of the New York State Boxing
Commission, soon relative to the mat
ter. The commission is eager to
draw Lonsdale into the discussion and
to get his views on the matter. Then
the members will have something
definite to work on. Lonsdale is the
man who gives all of the champion-
shir? belts to the English fighters to
scrap for and generally Is ranked as
the foremost and most influential
sportsman In Great Britain.
* * *
VKJ ELSH is a great pet of Lonsdale,
and the nobleman is in commu
nication with him at all times when
Freddie is away from dear old Eng
land. Hence Harvey figured that the
light weight star would be the very
best man to get in order to interest
the Englishman in the project in
hand< Over in Australia. Reg. L.
Baker, w’ho is known as “Snowy,” and
who succeeded McIntosh as leading
promoter in the land “down under,”
has interested himself in the same
project and has written several let
ters here in the hope of interesting
the leading American promoters in a
scale of weights that would be uni
form the world over.
J UST glance over the figures show
ing the limits that prevail now In
the limits that prevail now in the
the different classes in the three coun
tries and you can get an idea how
hard it would ever be, under such
classification, to get a real world's
champion. Here,* a re the scales:
Bantamweight — America. 116
pounds; English, 118: Australia, 112.
Featherweight — America, 122
pound*; England, 126; Australia. 126
Leightweight — .America. 133
pounds; England. 135; Australia, 140.
Welterweight — America, 142
pounds: England. 147; Australia. 149.
Middleweight — America, 158
pounds; England, 158: Australia, 160.
The biggest differences, of course,
are found in the bantam, light and
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A S has been pointed out more than
once, it will be a mighty difficult
thing to bring the fighter who holds
a title in any class to a mind where
he would consent to change, especial
ly if there is a dangerous competitor
just ahead of him who weighs a
pound or two mrre and who might
give him a desperate argument if
allowed to come in at his own flgur".
For instance, the Australian scale
would let some tough lightweights in
for battle, men who cannot now come
within three or four pounds of mak
ing the I merican limit established by
Gan a, and maintained by Nelson,
Wolgast end Rit.hie—the latter per
By Sol Plex.
C HICAGO, April 30.—Just by way
of correcting the impression
that he is willing to mingle
among the welterweight boxers, Mike
Gibbons, who is training hard again
for a spring campaign in the ring,
sends us word that he has no inten
tion of going out of his class and that
150 pounds at 3 o’clock is the very
lowest figure he will make for any
of them Incidentally, Mike would
much prefer 154 pounds at the pres
ent time, or until he has had three
or four good battles* and gives him
self a thorough test after his long idle
spell. Mike hasn’t turned a wheel
since his battle in New York last
year with Eddie McGoorty, content
ing himself with resting up. He need
ed a vacation, he says, because the
McGoorty battle was the culmination
of a long series of battles that left
him fagged out.
• * *
J OE MAN DOT i ei going to make
another stab at that title thing.
The Southern lightweight star and
his manager, Tommy Walsh, have
gone to Los Ang les once more, this
time to take on Buddy Anderson, tho
young slugger who recently disposed
decisively of Kayo Brown, of New
York, in a smashing encounter.
After he has taught Bud his place
he intends to take a shot at Tommy
Murphy and then claim a match with
Willie Ritchie. Some ambitious plan
The Anderson mutch will take place
May 20, and Joe . ill rest up a couple
of weeks before digging into the train
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