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RIVERS HUMBLES CROSS, GOTHAM'S PRIDE
New York Fans Go Mad Over |
Whirlwind Battle; the Western I
Scrapper Victor Throughout
East Side Partisans of Dentist Shriek "Oi! Oi!"
As Their Idol Crumples Up Under the
(Special Dispatch to The CalD
thousand madly excited right fans vainly striving for places outside, Joe
Rivers won a clean tight over the pride of the Manhattan east side, Leach
Cross. At the end of the tenth round the plucky western lad had the
Hebrew hunting cover. Even the most partisan friends of Leach admitted
that the master of sidestepping was nor in it. After gamely putting the
into Cross' corner round after round, the western lad had Cross groggy
and never missed a chance or hunted
Cross was goaded by the ring-
Side crowd into putting up the battle
of his life. The east side was so
strong in the buffch, holding the best
•eats, and it was "Oi! Oi!" as Joe
forced the battle from the moment the
brief preliminaries Were ended.
Trained to the minute, the men en
tered the ring within a few seconds of
each other. Rivers came first, attired
in a particolored bathrobe. He weighed
just LSI pounds. He was seconded by
Andy Rivers. "Special Delivery" Hirsch,
Abdul tiie Turk and Joe Levy. Cross
also balanced the beam at LS3 pounds.
Never has Leach Cross corns 'by a
■worse whipping than he received in the
last three minutes of this fight. The
Los Angeles man had him outpointed
right from the word "go," and the clos
ing moments of one of the most sensa
tional battles ev°r witnessed in this
city found the east sider without a
punch in his makeup.
RIVERS MASTER BOTH HAYS
This notwithstanding a lucky fluke
Which had brought Rivers to the floor
in the second round. Then he had
iled as he regained his feet and
went after Cross like a young steam
hammer. In the eighth Cross tried
all he knew to score a knockout with
his agile left. Rivers had him beaten
in defense as he had proved easily the
master in attack. In the final round
he sailed into Cross with a cyclonic
volley of well aimed blows, dazed the
local lad, beat him clean to the ropes
and was just going to hand out the
sleeping potion when the gong saved
the one bright particular star of the
If the fight had gone one more
round. Cross surely would have gone
down under a knockout. Rivers proved
tonight that he is one of the greatest
fighting machines at his weight New-
York has ever seen.
I ross was eager to make a short
fight of it. He showed this in the iirst
and second rounds, rushing the in
fighting in a way which is not usually
to Leach's fancy. Rivers stopped him
in the first by a bang to the jaw
ich made the East Sider cover up.
JT - second '"ross won a "brief art
\ tage. Ho got Joe's jaw with a
swift covert left, one of his most
vicious blows. The crowd thought it
Was a knockout, as Rivers went down
and the noise was furious.
When Joe got up, evidently little the
worse, though blood was trickling
from his nose. Cross backed away and
showed little taste to rush it again
until the eighth round. Then he
seemed to come to again. He went
after Rivers with a volley of swing
ing blows, trusting more to his punch
than to science. Rivers faced him
gamely and took a lot of punishment.
In the ninth he seemed to be aiming
to wear out Cross's defense, and while
the local man was given most of the
points in this round, many of Rivers'
■as were well timed and would have
ended the battle with an opponent less
pert and conditioned by perfect train
BIG GUNS DENIED ADMISSION
There were many regrets that the
• was not brought off in a bigger
litorium. The disappointment of
M who could not get seats for love
money was excruciating. All around
building lanes of thickly packed
>rts clamored for admission. Police
serves and the officials of the club
I hard work to avert a riot. Sev
eral officials of the leading sporting as
iations and at least two mandarins
of the boxing commission had to stay
md listen to the interior cheer
ing No tight for months has aWaftened
h enthusiasm, partly because Cross
is admitted to be one of the best men
New York has ever given to the game,
but more largely because of the reputa
tion of the Californian.
After the fight Rivers was smiling.
"T had hoped to knock Cross out,** he
said, and I think I would have done
it if that last round had lasted a little
longer. H« is a clever fighter all right.
but T think 1 .showed tonight that I
am his master at the game.
"He did his best in the eight and
it rounds, but he was not able to
worry me very much. My only
resriet Is that the fight was not longer,
that it could have been settled by
*• My plans? You'll have to ask my
'Following is the story of the battle
After touching gloves in the per
tory handshake in the first round.
s*s opened fire with left and right
ks for the head. . Rivers blocked
ely and no harm was done. Rivers
.bed the face and drove Cross across
ring with a left to the face, and
ked a savage right to the jaw. mak-
Cross cover. Cross led, but Rivers
ked nicely and no harm was done.
ers bordered on swift and sud
lefeat in the second round. Cross
ight him hush on the jaw with a
hard left hander aud dropped him on
haunchet for a short count. r i he
id trickled from the Spaniard's nose,
I " got up and was apparently none
He kept out of harm's way
onceforth. and made • Cross miss
v for the rest of the round. Rivers
: several hard wallops, but Cross
. best of the exchanges.
Livers held forth in the third round
iranding style. He landed his
hand to the face and he shot it
.to ths body. His blocking was
iperb, and (toss found it hard to land
n. Rivers backed the east sider
to a corner with left and right to
lv. and. taking a jab on the face,
pped home a hard body blow. The
II found them locked in a clinch.
The fourth, too, belonged to Rivers,
only by a slight margin. Rivers
•ped and fell to the floor after miss
i a vicious swing. He missed badly
intervals, hut the punches he did
cere clean and hard. He drew
ay from the left, leads of Cross and
ntered with his own left nicely. At
/ ose quarters the men clinched, and
V ere was little to choose from. Rivrs
» anded a crusher on Leach's neck that
" rt, but took a hook in the face in
There was no doubt about the fifth
md. Rivers boxed prettily and
red cleanly. His left hand was k
CHARLES A. BOND
constant source of worry to the New
Yorker and Joe scored. Cross -boxed
well .md landed a snappy right hand
punch to, the head that carried a
world of power with it. Throughout,
however, the Spaniard landed the
cleaner punches and was entitled to
The sixth session was rather tame.
Rivers was after the dentist from the
start, but Leach's well known ability
in getting out of the way was in evi
dence. The Californian landed the
: left to the. body several times and
I stopped several pretty counters on the
' returns. Little damage was done to
J either when the bell ended the round.
This, too, was a session of boxing.
Cross was wary and devoted much of
his time to blocking or evading Rivers'
punches. A hard right to the jaw
shook the east sider toward the end
of the round and the session went to
' Rivers on points.
Cross woke to the fact that he had
to do something to overcome the lead
that Rivers had obtained. He took
the aggressive from the tap of the
gonjjf and apparently surprised the
Mexican by the viciousness of his at
tacks. He battered Rivers from one
end of the ring to the other and drew
the blood from his nose with a volley
of terrific swings that jarred him from
head to heel. Gone was the science of
Rivers. He fought blindly and for
self-preservation. Swinging, he walked
in. but Cross drove him back with
straight punches to the head and at
close range went at the body with
short tree hand jolts. It was well for
Joe that he was well trained, for an
unconditioned man would have gone
Again in the ninth round Cross did
the better work and kept up his ag
gression. Joe seemed to have lost his
science and fought by instinct alone.
His swings were blocked, his leads
countered and his efforts at infighting
smothered. He was game and kept
coming all the time. He landed at
times, but the cool science of Cross
harried him. This round wtas also
Cross's efforts in the preceding
rounds seemed to have worn him out,
while Joe came back stronger than at
any time during the Tight. He went
at the New Yorker with all the savage
fury of a wounded Bengal tiger and
battered him from pillar to post. Walk
ing into close range, protected by an
impenetrable defense, Joe ripped in
with both hands. He straightened
Cross up with hard right uppercuts
on the jaw and made him cover with
both hands. In desperation Cross
lashed out, and he scored too, but it
whs weak, futile and almost impotent.
Rivers was there to fight, and when
lis really cut loose he was every inch
the champion. He rushed to the
ropes and when the bell soundedMhe
end of the battle had him weak, tot
tering and almost out.
Washington Crew Coming
Here Next April
Graduate Manager William Donald
returned to the Berkeley campus yes
terday from his home in Tacoma and
brought the welcome news that the
varsity eight of the University of
Washington would take part in the
April regatta. Washington is prepar
ing for a strenuous season and has
recently completed the erection pf a
new boathouse on Lake Union at an
expense of several thousand dollars.
Coach Hiram Connibear has had a great
rreai of success in the coaching of
Washington crews, and the eight thai*
will come south this spring will give
both California and Stanford a hard
Captain Eaton of the Blue and Gold
is expected at the end of this week. He
lias been spending several weeks at
Ithiea observing the methods of Coach
Courtney of Cornel), with the idea of
perhaps introducing them at California.
Active crew work will commence im
mediately upon his return.
After the close of college in May, the
California crew will journey to Wash
ins ton to race the. northern university.
At tbe same time the baseball team is
scheduled to play a return series
against Washington, the northerners
having played a three game series here
in April of last year. .
Track prospects at the university
were considerably brightened by the
news of the registration of L. H. Saxon,
who won the mile event in the 1910
California-Stanford meet. Saxon was
originally a member of the 1912 class
but left college more than a year ago.
He Is still eligible to compete as six
months remains before the five year
rule takes effect.
Stanford Has a Record
Bunch of Athletes
(Special Dispatch to The Call)
STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Jan. 14.—
All records for spring signups were
broken last night, when 291 athletes
signified their intention of trying out
for crew, baseball and track. Of this
number 166 are track aspirants, 64 will
play baseball and 61 will train for the
Active training began tonight, al
though strict training will not be de
manded till later. The baseball men
under the direction of Coach "Nig"
Peters cund Captain Terry are getting
away to an earlier start than in former
Captain Duryea states that the work
for the freshmen and varsity crew men
will be confined to cross country run
ning, dumbbell exercises and work on
the rowing, machines till Lake Lagu
nitas fills with water.
JACKSON SIGNS WITH NAPS
..RKENV.M.E. S. C. Jan. .4.—Joe Jackaon.
outfielder of the Cleveland American-, today for
warded hi* signed contract to President Soccers.
Jack-OS was credited with holding out for
higher wages. He refused to give out the
amount of tits contract.
GOTHAM GETS ON GRAND CIRCUIT
PITTSBI.RG. Jan. 14. -The stewards of the
Grand circuit this afternoon admitted the Em
liir»> trark of New York city to the circuit and
assigned the week of August 23 for the meet
surrendered by Keadvllle.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 1913.
NO MANAGEMENT FROM BENCH FOR FRANK CHANCE
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Yankee Skipper, Back at Ranch, Says He Will Play First Base
Frank Chance, the "peerless leader" (left), and Frank Farrell, owner of the New York American league
baseball club — better kn€Wn as the Yankees — taken at the psychological moment, when Chance had just affixed
his signature to the contract that made him the highest paid baseball manager in the history of the national game.
KRAUSE IS WILLING TO
WEAR A SEAL UNIFORM
Manager Carl Mitze of the
Oaks Is Due From the
The San Francisco Baseball club can
have the southpaw pitcher, Harry
Krause, on its staff next season, pro
vided that its officials see fit to pay the
left hander the money he demands.
They have not expressed themselves on
this score as yet, though several weeks
ago Cal Ewing announced that he
would like to land Krause. The
chances are that the deal will be set
tled one way or another within a
couple of days.
Krause is now the property of the
Toledo club of the American associa
tion. He was turned over to Toledo
last summer by Connie Mack, manager
of the Philadelphia Americans. Krause
got off to a bad start last season in the
big brush, but as soon as he joined the
Toledo team he worked like a champion
and was later snapped up by the Cleve
land club, which in turn handed him
back to Toledo.
Krause Is a San Francisco boy, and
he learned the game in the sandlots
out in the Mission, Hfe first gained
fame as a pitcher for St. Peter's school,
and later he entered St. Mary's college,
where he was a star for a couple of
years. Connie Mack took the young
southpaw when he finished his studies
across the bay three years ago. He
was a big hit with the Philadelphia
Americans for two seasons. Then his
arm went back on him and he was
turned over to the Toledo outfit.
It is understood that Manager Bill}'
Reldy of the Seals has secured the
consent of the Toledo officials for the
transfer of Krause to the local outfit,
so the matter appears to be entirely up
to Krause. The southpaw claims that
his arm is all right again and that he
has as much as he ever had in the big
Billy Orr. the local high school boy
who finished the season with the Sena
tors, yesterday received and signed his
contract with the Philadelphia Ameri
cans for next season. Orr apparently
was tickled to death ■with the terms
which Connie Mack offered him. He
is now awaiting orders to report for
Little was signed up by the
Chicago Cuba last season, hut. Instead
of giving him a trial. President Mur
phy sent the kid to the Salt 1-ake club
o fthe Union association. Orr was a
sensation back there and at the close
of that season last September he was
nailed by the Senators. He played fine
ball for the latter outfit and Connie
Mack drafted him for the Philadelphia
Americans. Orr ought to make good if
they give him a proper tryout.
Carl Mitze, the new manager of the
Oakland club, is expected to put In his
appearance today. Upon his arrival,
Mitze will have a long talk with Pres
ident Frank W. Leavitt and Secretary
John P. Cook. They will discuss the
outlook for the season, the spring
training camp, the new ball park and
other important features of the cam
paign. Mitze will have absolute con
trol of the club.
It is understood that Mitze will rec
ommend the signing up of several live
youngsters whom he looked over In
the middle west. No limit will be put
upon the new boss of the team as to
the number of men he will start, spring
training with, but the chances are
that he will cut his squad down to
about 30, just as the other managers
are figuring upon doing right now.
President Frank W. Leavitt and Sec
retary John P. Cook of the Oakland
club met a delegation from San Jose
yesterday afternoon in Oakland to hear
a proposition offered from the Garden
City that the Oaks make San Jose their
headquarters during the training sea
son. The San Jose representatives
were headed by Mayor Thomas Mona
han, and numbered J. T. BrooKs, secre
tary and manager of the San Jose
Chamber of Commerce; G. A. Dv Brutz
and Jay McCabe, members of the
Chamber of Commerce committee; E. G.
Canele and Charles O'Brien, one of the
owners of the old San Jose State league
The local officials came out frankly
and told the San Jose delegation that
the great objection to the Garden City
as a training quarters was that the
town is too large. Leavitt stated
that the Oaks were a well behaved
bunch of ball players, but that some
times even the best of them break
out if attractlons # are too numerous.
That is where Livermore, Hayward
and WatsonvMle have it over San Jose.
Watsonville has made a big stand for
the boys, and the Hayward people have
offered to fix up their .grounds.
Husk Will Depart for
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 14.—Frank
Chane?e, the new manager of the New
York American league team, returned
to his orange ranch at Glendora, today.-
He said he would leave home Febru
ary 4 for New York, where he expected
to take charge of the Highlanders
"Will you be a bench manager?" he
"No," was the reply, "I expect to
play first base some of the time. Chase
and I probably will alternate."
Polo Association Making
Ready for Britons
(Special Dispatch to The Call)
NEW YORK, Jan. 14.— H. L. Herbert,
chairman of the polo association, made
public some details in connection "with
the international match today in the
absence of Harry Payne Whitney.
The preliminary practice of the
American team is scheduled to begin
the last week in February at Georgian
court, Lakewood. George J. Gould has
ordered that the fields are to be put in
No acknowledgment has been re
ceived yet to th" reply to the English
challenge, but other details about the
Intentions of the challengers have been
received. The challengers' polo ponies
will leave England May 1. The players
will follow about a week afterward
and this will give them more than a
month to get in shape.
Already the polo association has be
gun to figure on the wants of the
Englishmen in the preliminary practice.
The visitors will have a choice between
the fields - at Piping Rock, Meadow
brook and the Rockaway Hunt club.
Los Angeles Scrappers
Ready for Bouts
(Special Dlapatcb to The Call)
LOS ANGELES. Jan. 14—The Pa
cific coast championship boxing tour
ney to be held dn San Francisco on
January 2 4 will find a few representa
tives from the Los Angeles Athletic
club. The three who will wear L. A.
A. C trunks are "Buzz" Hughes, Ernie
Clark and Pete Towne. These men
won tbe southern California titles in
the recent tourney held at the club.
Clark, recently a lightweight, but now
a welter weight, has no trouble in
winning his fights and has. usually
turned the trick by the knockout
route. Hughes will enter [g the 135
pound class. He has been In constant
training and he should experience no
hard work In winning the title. Towne
is a middle weight and is considered
one of the fastest boxers in the club.
With School Athletes
TTia "»lx rnontha* rule*' of the San Franclaco
subleague haa been tbe cause of considerable
doubt In tbe paat aa to Ha exact meaning. It
has been taken to mean that when an athlete
changes lit a registration from one school to an
other he has to be a student at the latter school
20 weeks (which is the board of education school
period) before he can take part in athletes as a
representative of the school. It mo happened
that the last period of 1912 co-ered only 18
weeks, and Barnes of l/owell asked for a ruling
on the rule. It was decided at the subleague
meeting during the week that the rule tn future
should mean six months from the date of entry
of a stndent into the school. Thia will make
Barnea eligible to play with Lowell, as he trans
ferred from Poly last July.
The Mission high basket bailers will play two
practice games this week. Friday the team will
meet the Oakland high team at Oakland and
Saturday night the Fort McDowell team will be
w # *
Thirty men have reported for baseball practice
at Lick. The men are to har* dally practice,
starting next Monday on the diamond at Jackson
park. No paid coach will be employed this year,
the boys having organized a "student body
# * *
Spike Ilennessy once more will coach the Mis
sion high team. The coach has a big undertak
ing on his hauda. as there are only four of last
year's Academic league championship team back
in harness. Hansen in the outfield, Comstock
catcher. I>evin on the second and Larracou. at
third are the veterans.
The absence of snch diamond stars from the
Mission team as Stafford, who pitched the teasa
into the champion claaa last year: Wayrnlre,
Barker, Harwood, Murray, Meyers and Foley la
goiug to be a big handicap to the team.
» * *
Morril Veckl. manager of the Lowell baseball
nine, is arranging a series of games for his teas.
He has arranged for games with San Joae and
Mansanita teams, and other games probably will
be arranged with San Rafael, Sau Mateo and
* * *
Ix)well will be the only city school shortly that
will boast of a flmt class cinder track. The
track is now In coarse of being bollt and should
be ready for spring training. The saucer will
be 10 laps to the mile.
♦ * ♦
Manager Jackne of the Poly awtmming
team is endeavoring to arrange a dual meet with
the Lowell team early next month. An inter
class meet will be held by the Poly swimmers 1b
the Lurltee tank the last week of this month.
SACRED HEART COLLEGE
BACK IN SUBLEAGUE
Institution's Athletes Re
sume Place Vacant
Sacred Heart college has resumed its
place in the, San Francisco subleague
after an absence of nearly two years.
From now on the Fillmore street
college will participate in all branches
of athletics and sports undertaken by
the subleague. The college w.lll take
Its place In the coming basket
ball tournament and will form an in
tegral part of the section known as
the B division in the league champion
F. Mannix and J. Dennis appeared
before the board of governors of the
subleague to state the case of Sacred
Heart. These representatives placed
their case before the meeting in plain
facts, and made a very favorable im
pression. The result was that the
school was restored to its old standing
In the subleague. The representatives
told the league that lack of interest
in athletics during the last two years
had been the cause of the school tem
porarily dropping out, but that if given
their seat once more,, everything would
be done to further the interests of
high school athletics in the city.
On the motion of _?. A_ Tibbetts of
the Academic Athletic league the
school was admitted to its old standing
and the basket ball committee was
empowered to place the team on the
R. Dlckerson of Mission high made
a suggestion that the basket ball games
be played on outdoor courts If pos
sible. The suggestion was discussed,
the delegates being divided on the
advisability of such a scheme.
Owing to graduation, R. Sheldon
resigned the office as secretary, and
Ben Buzzo of Lick was elected to fill
the unexpired term. Buzzo will also
be one of the subleague delegates to
the Academic league.
C. S. A. L. Basket Ball
Everything is about over but the
shouting now in the annual basket ball
tournament of the Catholic Schools Ath
letic league. With the announcement
of the schedule by Brother Josephus.
the secretary, all of the preliminary ar
rangements are complete.
The games on this side of the bay will
commence tomorrow afternoon and will
continue on every Tuesday and Thurs
day afternoon until the end of the tour
nament in February. The local games
will take place at the Auditorium, Page
and Fillmore streets. The winners of
the local tournament in both the 110
pound and unlimited divisions will be
pitted against the victors of the Oak
land branch for the championship of
Each day of the local tournament two
games will be played, in order to shorten
Nicholas J. Prendergast, president of
the league, will blow the first whistle
Thursday, launching the tournament.
The games will be refereed by George
A. Schlitter, superintendent of the San
Following is the schedule for the local
THURSDAY. JANUARY 18
110 pounds—St. James vs. Stat of the Sea.
Unlimited—Star of the Sea rs? St. James.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 21
110 ponnds—St. Joseph's vs. St. James.
110 pounds—Pt. Charles vs. Sr. Peter's.
THURSDAY. JANUARY 23
110 pounds—St. Joseph's vs. St. James.
110 pounds— Sacred Heart vs. St. Peter's.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 2S
110 pounds—St. Charles vs. St. James.
110 pounds—St. Peter's vs. Star of the Sea.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 80
110 pounds—St. Charles vs. Sacred Heart.
Unlimited —Sacred Heart vs. St. James,
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4
110* pounds—Sacred Heart va. Star of tbe Sea.
110 pounds—St. Joseph's vs. Sacred Heart.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6
110 pounds—Star of the Sea vs. St. Charles.
110 ponnds—St. James vs. Sacred Heart.
TUESDAY. FEBRUARY 11
110 pounds—St. Charles vs. St. Joseph's.
110 pounds—St. James vs. St. Peter's.
THURSDAY. FEBRUARY IS
110 pounds—Sacred Heart va. St. Joseph's.
Unlimited—Star of the Sea vs. Sacred Heart.
SAVAGE VS. KENNEDY
(Special Dispatch to Tbe Call)
NEW YORK. Jan. 14.-~Jim Ravage, whom
Dan Morgan expects to develop into a topnotcb
heavy weight this year, has been matched to
meet Tom Kennedy, the local "heavy," for 10
rounds at a show of the New Orleans Athletic
club on tbe night of January 24. At tbe same
club next Friday nigat Knockout Brown will
tackle Frankie Russell, the clever New Orleans
lightweight, for 10 rounds.
BLANCO JOINS SAN RAFAEL
(Special Dispatch to The Call;
VALLEJO. Jan. 14.—Tony Blanco, who twirled
several games for the San Francisco Rai-Nuts
ball team last year, will join the San Rafael
nine this season.
AUSTRALIAN-AMERICAN RIDERS WIN
BERLIN, Jan. 14.-—The Australian-American
team, composed of Jackie Clarke aud Fred Hill.
won the six day bicycle race which ended to
night. Stol and Miguel fiuisUed second.
DOLPHIN ROWING CLUB
HAS CLASSY PROGRAM
The Dftlphin Rowing: club has an
nounced that it will carry out a
lengthy program of events during the
present year. The club already has
started organizing crews to participate
in the various regattas to be held
arouml the bay and will be strong con
tenders in the Pacific co*st champion
ships to be held July 4.
Though not successful in the last
championship regatta, the crews in
subsequent regattas showed consider
able ability- and the clubmen are now
eager to get in and win back the
laurels that were theirs some years
ago. The prospects of getting the
single sculls of the coast aYe consid
ered bright by the club, and Al Am
brose is out to bring home the title
In the senior event next July.
The following is the full program
mapped out by the club for 1913:
February 2—Barge i-niise to Alameda.
February 10—Ladies* night' at boat-onse.
March. I—lnvitational dance at Pnckett's.
March 23 —Interclnb regatta and skiff race*.
April 16—Wleland and Dolphin barge race tc
April 27 —Jinks at boathouse.
May 11—Ladies' day and regatta.
June I—Ball, game, manned men ts. single.
June 20 —Midsummer hike to Steep rarine.
July ■_ —Coast championship regatta.
August 20—Annual social at Majestic hall.
September 7—Annual initiation at Bolinas b;<y.
September 28—Launch party to Monticellc
December 2S—Annual club run and swim at
Cliff house beach.
* * *
The annual election and installation
of officers of the Ariel Rowing club was
held last night at the clubhouse at
the foot of Van Ness avenue. Presi
dent Jim Wilson of the club looks for
a prosperous season. Twenty new ap
plications for membership will be acted
on at the next meeting among which
are several men of experience with
The annual masquerade ball of the
club will be held Saturday night at the
Majestic hall. A. Trost, C. Wagner, P.
Peterson. W. Reubold. T_. Kalzlch. B.
Krohl and H. C. Tennis are tjie com
mittee in charge of the affair. On
March 30 the annual outing of the club
wjll be held at Fernbrook park. The
proceeds from the social functions dur
ing the year will be used for the pur
chase of a new racing barge.
The officers elected and installed last
night are as follows:
James A, Wilson, president: C. B. Herald,
rice president; E. Flanders, financial secretary:
EL C. Tennis, recording secretary: J. (i. Hardy,
treasurer: P. 11. Peterson, captain: H. Trost,
lieutenant captain: C. Wagm-r. L. Bruaner. R.
Brown Dropped From a
A. U. Committee
NEW YORK, Jan. 14.—Several im
portant changes have been made in the
appointment of the various standing
committees of the Amateur Athletic
union of the United States. Gustavus
T. Kirby, president of the body, de
clined to name any representatives
from the Rocky Mountain association on
the ground that the inertness of that
body justified such action.
Another surprise was the dropping of
Everett C. Brown, president of the Chi
cago Athletic association and a former
president of the A. A. 1., from the
championship committee, placing in his
stead E. C. Racey, president of the
Central association. Brown was criti
cised by some of the" officials of the
union because of his rulings at the
water polo championships in Pittsburg
last winter. Kirby, however, acknowl
edged his splendid work in behalf of
the association and said that Brown
retained membership in the board of
'James E. Sullivan was renamed chair
man of the championship committee,
while his associates are Bartow S.
Weeks of the Metropolitan association,
George F. Pawling of the Middle At
lantic association; Thomas F. Riley and
Edward E. Babb of the New England
association, E. C. Racey of the Central
association, J. B. Franklin of the
Southern Pacific association and H. W.
•Fitzpatrick of the Southern association.
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RUGBY UNION TAKES UP
U.C. RESIGNATION TONIGHT
A special meeting of the California
Rugby union will be hold at the-
Olympic, club tonight. Several im
portant mutters arc to come up. and
( final financial statements will be put
before the board in reference to the
recent visit of the Australian Waratah
The letter of resignation of the T'nt
.verslty of California also will be taken
up. Besides this letter there is al»o
another giving their reasons for with
drawing. In the latter some very im
portant suggestions are made by the
California student body presidnt.
among others that the union should b«>
an "advisory body," and not an author
itative one. Several other important
points are brought out in the California
Another important matter that prob
ably will come up It the fact that the
Pacific Athletic assnrintion recently
suspended several members of the
Olympic and Barbarian ciubs for play
ing Rugby when recognized profes
sional coaches were included in the
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