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BOXING ALL THE LATEST DOPE BASEBALJJ
Willie Ritchie Cancels Welsh Fight
f Pelkey Accuses Burns.
. Willie Ritchie, who was on the
iriain track to the admiration" and
xespect of fight fans, sidetracked his
own popularity yesterday when he
canceled his fight with Freddie Welsh,
scheduled-for Sept. 20 in Vancouver.
The split came over a refusal of
"the promoters to grant "Ritchie an
even cut of alf Concessions surround
ing the fight. The champion has been
guaranteed $16,000 and 50. per cent
f the motion picture, privilege's. He,
wanted a cut at the other side lines.,
-The amount involved in not known.
.The promoters claim'it'is only' $400,'
.but as Richie has aaorfeit of $1,500
"posted, which he will lose if the fight
3s not pulled off, this sum' sounds too
Ritchie has gone to San Francisco,1
T)ut it is significant that he 'has not'
broken training. Champions have
such a temperamental' habit of can
celing fights and then remaking them
Ahat there is no certainty what 'will
happen until the day of the fight
i Arthur Pelkey, heavyweight fight
ner; has let out a squeal that the bat
tle he fought with Tommy Burns in
Calgary was a fake. Pelkey did not
make his howl until he -and Burns,
cwho had been-his manager, split.
x According" to Pelkey, the fight was
rehearsed for a week in the garret
of Burns' house, and it was framed.
for Burns to score two knock-downs
to one for Pelkey: Art says it was
the only time he ever ifixed a fight
f Pelkey also says he never received
telegrams from Paris offering him a
fight witlrJack Johnson. They were
press agent yarns. That is easy to
f believe, and we don't blame Pelkey
.for .denying them. If the exiled Cin
der should call one of these bluffs
Pelkey would be in a peculiar posi--tion,
as -he would run several miles
to escape the fight , ''-
Evers to Use Right-Handers in the
Coming City Series.
RESULTS YESTERDAY -
Sox, 2; Philadelphia, '0.
New York) 6; St. Louis,-5.
Boston, 3; Detroit,1 2 (11 innings),
Washington, 8-8 ; Cleveland, 1-2.
National League. ' ' '
Cubs, 4; St. Louis, 0. '
Brooklyn, 2; Pittsburgh; 0.
Only two games scheduled.. '
American Association. , '
St Paul, 7-1; Indianapolis, ,12. "
Kansas City, 3; Columbus,' 2.
Milwaukee, 4; Louisville; Oi -Minneapolis,
6; Toledo', (lln.)!
Federal League, '
Chicago, 4; Indianapolis, 1.
Kansas City, 6; Pittsburgh, 21
Cleveland, 2; St. Louis, 0. '
It's a little early for city series
dope, T)iit that is about;all left to the
citizens of Chicago, inthe waning
days of-the'present-sea'soh in the' two
big leagues. Manager, Evers 'o'f the
Cubs feeTs'tHate.wfll give his record
a great boost' if ,he4 can put oyer a
win on .the Whlte"SpxI''He points to
the last "civil war, -in which the Sox
won-afterHhe Cubs had topped three
straight, and then declared he, will
outdo Chance's last staitd, "by bringing
the flag" black to the WestjSfde. '
- -Evers has an explanation for not
using 'his southpaws frequently at the
present timp. Vaughn, Pierce and
Watsbn.wiQ get a fair, share' of work
during the" remainder of the season,
of course, but Cheney, Humphries,
Stack and Lavender will stand the
greatest labor. In the last week or
so the portsiders can go to it
Here'a the reason: Evers expects
to use right-handers as--far'as,pos-sible
against the White Soi tHe will
use a southpaw hi one of the 'games,
but the guys whoJflihg'Jwith the hat