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EI Pbko Is to linve a really for xu re, honest to Koodncj.9 city league. Four
traBM whi make up the Ienj?ue, nnd three of the four teams are already or
ganized and ready for business n n as tl,e weather sets through playing
hide and Keek ivlth the north pole.
It Is a junior league, Is this new c ity league affair, but then the only way
to have future big leagues is to have little ones and raise them by hand.
-OUekie" Morgan Is to be the Moses who 1 to lead amateur baseball ont of
the cactus In El laso. He has been sitting up at nights figuring out the fine
details of a drop hanger, make and break baseball league, nnd he has at last
perfected his plans to the point of breaking into print. '
Magnate Morgan's plan 1 to have four teams composed of the Cubs, Tigers,
East Ei Paso club, and a fourth one cither from the new troops at Fort Bliss,
or from the El Paso foundry. "Mickey' talks of contracts, releases, trades
and all of the other line of organized baseball talk, and he is cocked and
primed for the 1010 season. He has his eye on the old Co'nntry club grounds
and the foimdry and Fort Bliss gronntls as the battlefields of the city league
where the championship of the sand hills of the future will be played.
The first official athletic tournament
held by the Southwestern Amateur Ath
letic federation, which has recently
been organized, will be the holding of
a, basketball tournament in El Paso
on March IS and 19, for the champion
ship of the southwest.
The games will be piayed in the Y.
M. C. A. gymnasium, and at least eight
teams will take part "In the tournament.
The southwest has oeen divided Into
five sections, the north, which includes
Albuquerque; the west, which takes in
Bisbee, Douglas and Tucson; the east.
Including the Pecos valley, Pecos, Ros
well and Carlsbad; the south, made
up of the Mormon colonies, and the
central, composed of El Paso and the
Agricultural college at Mesilla Park.
This championship tournament will
bo played eachi year and representa
tive teams will (be sent to take parr
in It from each of the districts. The
team leading the El Paso city league,
will prob'ably represent EI Paso in the
tournament, and the A. & M. school will
have a team in it A trophy Is to be
offered for the team winning the tour-
Judge Titan, the
Head of the Stan
dard OH Co. Was
Judge Tilman, since the death of E. H.
Rogers, the head of the Standard Oil
company, remained in El Paso, while
his wife, with a party of New York
ladies; went in. his private car to the
City of Mexico-. While here he had an
attack of La Grippe and Biliousness.
Dr. Ira W- Collins, Physician in Chief of
the Still Osteopathic Infirmary, -was
called in and. restored -him hi such a
short while that the Judge says he did
for him in a 'few days what it vtook the
specialist in New York usually a month
to do. The Judge s&ys -the average
specialists are horse doctors compared to
Dr. Collins with his Osteopathy.
Since "Uie great German physician de
cided :fche cause of the stomach trouble
nd cancer which led to the death of E.
H. Harriman. were caused by the rheu
matism of the spine and the drugs and
mineral waters had eaten down the ten
'der inflamed walls of the stomach into
cancer, and as she Osteopaths have
fcrvwg-n all along that all diseases come
from these conditions of the spine, it is
making the leading people run for the
Osteopath now, when in trouble.
f&rrlmaa Had Spinal Trouble -feel
of Your Back If You Have
Stomach Trouble and You Will
f iNd a Tender Coilltfoa Where
It Is Congested.
Vienna, Austria, Oct. 1. According to
Prof. A. Van Strnmpeu, HarrTrmm's Eu
ropean physician, the railroad xasgnate
waa suffering from spinal disease known.
as chrome spondylitis at the time of his
death, and his stomach trouble was mere
This diagnosis is said to have "been
confirmed by X-ray examination.
Later the stomach trouble developed
Here Is l&e Place In the Spine
That Caused Karriman's Death.
Htmtfretis sf Them Have Been
Restored at Dr. A. T. Still
Osteopathic infirmary. Br. Ira
W: Collins Physiciaa in Chief.
Fel ef Your Spine and See an Osteopath.
Befoxa Too Late , ""
HEN ATH LET G FEOERAT
nament and the games will be played
off during the two days of the tourna
ment, the final championship game com
ing Saturday evening, March. 19.
The affairs of the new federation are
progressing nicely. Practically all .of
the teams of the section have agreed
to come into the S. A. A. F., and an in
vitation has been received from the
Cook county. 111., federation, asking the j
souiuwesiera .leoeration to aiiiuate WHn
it in promoting amateur sport.
First race. 5 furlongs, selling)
Paul Clifford ni won; Gold Heart sec
ond; Lady Rensselaer third. Time,
Second race (5 furlongs) Rapid
"Water won; Dovalta second; Dally third.
Time. 1:10 2-5.
Third race (mile and 70 yards, sell
ing) Meltondale won; .T. C. Clem sec
ond; Cocksure third. Time, 1:48 2-5.
Fourth race, (1 3-16 miles, selling)
Mr. Bishop won; Bryce second; Legatte
third. Time, 2:05 1-5.
Fifth race (mile and 70 j-ards, sell
ing) Right Sort won; Redwood II sec
ond; Lady Kitty third. Time, 1:50 4-o.
Sixth race (futurity course, selling)
Banonica won: Robertat second; Em
ma G. third. Time. 1:12.
First race (G furlongs, maidens)
Toison D'Or won; Melodeon second; Al
lenby third. Time, 1:15.
Second race (5 furlongs) George
TV. Lebolt won; Earl's Court second;
Clem Beachey third. Time, 1:07 4-5.
Third race (7 furlongs, "handicap) Sa
ger won; Cross-Over second; Fulfill
third. Time. 1:27 1-5.
Fo'urth race (mile and 70 yards, sell
ing) Daruma won; Killiecrankle sec
ond; Schleswig third. Time, 1:46 4-5.
Fifth race (7 furlongs, selling)
Waponoca won: Dr. Barkley second;
Chilla third. Time, 1:2S 1-5.
Sixth race (1 1-1G miles) Otilla won;
Roseboro second; Cowen third. Time,
First race (5 furlongs, selling Kith
and Kin won; Firebrand second; Esther
BiWn third. Time. 1:06 1-5.
Second race (5 furlongs, selling)
Carondolet -won; Belle F Tribe second;
Miss Elliot third. Time, 1:06.
Third race (6 furlongs, selling) Lu
cullus won; Bonnie Bee second; Dry
Dollar third. Time, 1:05 1-5.
Fourth race, (6 furlongs, selling)
Cassowary won; Tamar second; "War
den third. Time. 1:1S 4-5.
Fifth race (6 furlongs, selling) Es
cutcheon won; Tom Dolan second;
Uncle Jim third. Time. 1:20.
Sixth race (Mile, selling) Paul won;
Bronte second; Otogo third. Time,
5" BOWLIXG. 4.
5"- $ 4-
Starting with the two men contests
Sunday, the Fort Bliss farewell bowling
tournament will open the bowling week
at the post. There are six teams en
tered in the opening event in the
tournament and ten entries in the in
dividual contests. In addition to these
events there will be a five men match
between the Fort Bliss team and one
of the local teams. The fort team is
composed of Fore. Robe, Schaffer, Mon
aghan and Jones.
The entries in the different events
are: Two men teams. Houck and Suker
man. Foster and White, Fore and
Schaffer; Monoghan and Murphyj Jones
and Robe; "Walton and Tillotson. Singles
Hock, Sukerman, Fore, Schaffer, Mon
aghan, Jons, Robe, "Walton. Campbell,
Taylor. The contest in the two men
team play will start at 1:30 Sunday aft
ernoon. EL PASO KENNEL CLUB MAY
AFFILIATE "WITH AMERICAX CLUB
At the annual meeting of the El Paso
Kennel club, held last night in the
chamber of commerce. It was decided to
make application for admission into
the western division" of the American
Kennel club. This will affiliate the lo
cal kennel club with some of the
strongest clubs in the west and will
make it possible to secure the finest
' bred dogs in the west for the second
i annual bench show at the El Paso fair.
5 The officers elected for the year
were:. E. H. Tale, president; Alves
Dixon vice president; Owen P. White,
second vice-president; Herman Andreas,
secretary and treasurer. The directors
are: Dr. Sylvester Jones, Dr. H. H.
Stark. Dr. R. A. HIggins, Louis Gasser,
H. T.' Bowie.
COFFROTH GIVEX PERMISSIOX
TO HOLD FIGHTS IX FRISCO
San Francisco, Cal., Jan. 15 James
Coffroth has been granted a permit to
hold limited round fights at the Shashta
club of which he Is manager. No ac
tion was taken on the application of the
Marathon club, of which Jack Gleason
is manager, for a 45 round fight n'ext
July and the place for the holding of
the ' JoTinson-Jeff ries contest Is not yet
You'll make no mistake
Miller repairs the watch.
Ed. iveek, Picked to Win,
Tlirowns His Backers at '
the E&ces Friday.
Ed Keck gave the gamblers at the
Juarez track a hard blow Friday when
he failed to run in the money after be
ing played as a strong favorite. Keck.
looked fit when he went to the post
and was doped to have all the class of
the race. But the distance was too
great for .the Keck horse and he could
not even get in the money. This was
but one of a series of reversed form
races Friday. Had Garner not piloted
Lady Esther as a winner inthe sixth
race, the boys would have had to walk
home. But Lady Esther, strongly play
ed, ran away from the field and cashed
in the talent's meal ticket in the final
race of the day.
Jolter looked to win the second race
but went to the post so nervous that
he threw his boy while waiting for the
barrier. Small, who was riding Jolter,
was not hurt by the fall but his horse
i could not get away in position and fin
ished eighth in a field of 10 horses.
Mondan made a pretty winning on
Camera in the fifth race, taking the
purse from Luke Kates, Ed Keck and j
Mary Genevieve. Each of these horses
received some play but Ed Keck was a
hot tip and played as such. "
Sunday the El Paso handicap will be '
run and the nominations for the event ' l
announced by Lyman H. Davis
should develop a good field for the
feature event tomorrow-
First race, selling, threeyearolds, fil
lies, five and one half furlongs Lady
Paret, 110 (Small) won; Malitine, 110
(Archibald) second: Judith Page, 110
(Kennedy) third. Time, 1:07 4-5. Gon
dola, Prudish, Miss Hardley, Illusive,
Dixie Gem, Caesarlass, ran.
Second race, selling, fouryearolds and
upwards, purse $300, six furlongs Med
dling Hannah, 102 (Garner) won; Anne
McGee, 103. (Benscoten) second; Apol
ogize, 104 (McCahey) third. Time
1:13 3-5. Ethel Day, Joe Ehrich, Fire- j en with either a slick or a pull away
ball, Cardinal Sarto, Jolter, Pelleas, j off into the rough.
Tom Franks, ran. j The habit we players have drifted in-
Third race, selling, fouryearolds and . to of constantly playing matches when
upward, purse $300, one mile The j they first commence the game, joined to
Slicker, 105 (Mondan) won; Margaret , an ever present desire to always out
Randolph, 105kQuay) second; Associate, ' drive the other fellow, has gone a great
102 (Ramsey) third. Time 1:41 4-a. '
R. Q. Smith, 1 Cuban Boy, High Street,
Buna, Virginia Lindsay, Biblick, Cull,
Lady Garven, Elder, ran.
Fourth race, purse, threeyearolds and
upward, purse $300, five and one half
furlongs Elizabeth Harwood, 105
(Quay) won; Sugar Maid, 109 (Archi
bald) second; German Silver, 97 (Mc
Cahey) third. Time 1:06 4-5. The Fad,
Silver Stocking, Sociable, "W. A. Leach,
Fifth race, selling, threeyearolds,
purse $300, seven furlongs Camera,
101 (Mondan) won; Kyle, 100 (Ram
sey) second; Luke Kates, 105 (Austin)
third. Time 1:27 4-5 Ed Keck, Mary
Genevieve, Banlady, Tipster, ran.
Sixth race, selling, fouryearolds and
upward, purse $300. one mile Lady
Esther, 10S (Garner) won? Acquia, 99
(Benscoten) second; Fantastic. Ill !
(Archibald) third. Time 1:39 3-5. Ko
pek, Fred Mulholland. Pedro, ran
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL
GAME AT Y. M. C. A. TOXIGHT.
A novel double header basketball
game will be played at the T. M. C. A.
gymnasium tonight. The high sohool
girls will plaj' a team from the girls'
department of the Agricultural college
and the high school regular team will
play the Military institute five. Root
ers sections have been reserved for the
supporters of the two local Institutions
and a rooting contest will be one of
the side line features of the inter
Sport For Every Nation
m The Spaniard likes to get a bull where he can prod and kick it; the
Dloormng Bnton s heart is full of glee when playing cricket- Norwegians
skate o'er frozen pools, and seem to love such labors' the French areltond
of fighting dools with little wooden sabres Canadians, both boys and girls,
are fancy skaters, always; the canny Scotchman goes and curls but not hi
hair or galways. The Russian's notion of delight suggests a lot of dangers"
he likes to heave some dynamite among a crowd of strangers In South'
America the game is jacking up a ruler; they like to camp upon his frame
and slam him in the cooler. The man from China washes shirts or toils
as cook or stoker, and then at night he weirdly flirts with heathen brands of
poker. Where'er you go, it's all the same; in winter or in summer each
nation has its little game, and thinks it is a hummer. The Danes alone have
something droll, and new, up to the minute; they call "the gamei "Who's
got the pole?" There's much amusement in it.
Copyrirat 1909, by George Matthew Adam.
As the Inquisitive kid asked after he
I had been spanked soundly when he in
quired who started this darn thing or
lickings, many people have "asked to
know" who started the baseball game
of the present day, known from coast
to coast, and from gulf to Greenland,
as the American national game. One
Thomas H. Fraser. writing in Sports
Afield,' has come forward with a time
ly bit of informatoln regarding this,
much mooted point.
Thomas Fraser's compendium of in
formation as it appeared in the periodi
Although the origin and evolution of
outdoor sports tind pastimes may be a
subject of indifference to many of those
who play in the popular games of to
day, nearly all such diversions have a
really interesting history; and the fact
that certain of these have. In the past,
been the subjects of legislation, either
encouraging or prohibitive, and have
been the diversion of kings, courtiers,
and aristocrats, as well as of the hum
bler citizen and peasant, adds a certain
dignity and interest to such games as
they are played today. Ball games, in
varied form, seem to have employed
the sportive Inclinations of ancient
times as much ns such games, under
scientific regulations, employ the sur
plus of modern energy, and the manip
ulation of the wily and erratic sphere
seems to have been as fashionable and
fascinating then as now.
Had we no other source of apprecia
tive knowledge, we may still learn from
history that, for cultivating graceful
motion, agility and strength, as well as
for promoting general health of body
TALKS OX GOLF
FAULTS IN DRIVING.
By D. S. Llvle.
The worst fault, the majority of El
Paso players have in driving is falling
back immediately after striking the
ball. This is caused by trying to hit
too hard, and the want of control of
the swing. They give one the impres
sion of "There's the hole and here goes
you getting there in one shot the
drive." Then they slash away, some
times with good results, but more oft-
- way toward helping to win their game.
Had they gone out and given some seri
ous attention to practicing, with a view
of acquiring good form. Instead of play
ing round after round with a friend,
each one pressing at every tee shot to
try and outdistance the other, gr?at
improvement would have shown Itself. I
This practice should be under the eye
of a professional, so as to acquire a
good, free, easy style, ye" vih a de
termined stroke, instead of the loose,
slashing style one sees so much of here-
Too much importance is really at
tached to the drive. One sees everyone
slashing away trying to drive 250 yards
straight away, instead of devoting more
attention to the cultivation of a neat
and attractive method or dispatching
the ball. Our piayer should try and
cultivate an easier, more self contained
stvle which when once achieved, will
give far more consistent results, and
the length of their drives will not suf
fer, but, (if anything will be improved,
while their direction will, as I have
said, be far better, thus making the
Next week: The Stand for Driving.
Pueblo, Colo.. Jan. 15. The crowd
that gathered at the armory hall to
see a fight between- two "ham and egs
fighters" were given back their money
by the police before the fight started.
Chief of police Sullivan and 29 patrol
men entered the hall before the start
of the fight and it was declared off.
and cheerfulness of mind, ball playing
j is one of the best gymnastic exercises.
Ancient physicians were in the habit of
prescribing a course of balls to their
patients whero most modern doctors
would. likely prescribe pills, and In this
point at least the ancient practice' might
be copied with advantage. The Greeks
erected a statue to Arlstonius for his
skill in playing ball. But as to the
form of game in which he exceled, his
tory is silent. One game of the an
cients was to throw the ball high in
tho air and strive to see who should
catch it. This perhaps Is the most
primitive of all ball games mentioned
in history, and it may easily be deter
mined why it did not survive. Bat to
enumerate and describe all such games,
together with a review of their his
tory and progress, would require a vol
ume in Itself. Let us. therefore, pass
to a brief notice of the probable origin
of he few leading games that have
survived and become so large a part of
the beneficial enjoyment and recrea
tion of the present day-
Thls game is founded on the old Eng
lish game of rounders, and for over a
century has been known in America,
and under present scientific regulations
Is here recognized as the national game.
Many innovations have been made with
in the last two or three decades; but,
although it lacks much of the old tu
multuous joy and wide freedom, and,
like many other good institutions, has
been touched by commercialism, it still
retains sufficient of the old formula to
awaken widespread enthusiasm wher
) EL PASO AUTO SPARKS. "-
H. F. Sundin. representative of the
National Motor Cycle, company, of In- j
dianapolis, makers of the National car,
was here Thursday, and arranged for
the establishment of an agency. The
V. K. Sturges company will be the
southwestern selling agent for the Na
Earl D. "Whorley, of the St: Louis
branch of the B. F. Goodrich company,
manufacturers of Goodrich tires, was
here this week calling on the automo
C. M. Barber, southwestern agent for
the Reo and - the Oldsmobile cars, has
returned from Albuquerque.
A shipment of Detroit electrics is
expected by the Sturges company this
The El Paso Motorcycle clnb wili
make another country run Sunday. The
cyclists will go to the Organ mountains
and return. Last Sunday the club made
a run down the vallej'.
Green' crosses for physicians auto-
mobiles are now being offered for sale
by the supply houses.
"V. K. Sturges has gone to Chihuahua
on a business trip.
The Burkhead Auto company has re
ceived a ".new Mitchell "Ranger" from
Mrs. E. M. Soden has purchased a new
model "20" Bulck through the C. A.
El Paso will have a racing car this
year. V. K. Sturges has bought a Na
tional 40 horse power racer for local
road racing and general utility work.
A number of the local automobile
dealers are planning to attend the auto
mobile show at Chicago next month.
Max Mo5e has a photograph of his
touring car which went over the blulf
into the river hear the smelter last year.
The car is shown in the river, half
buried in the sand.
George A. Olney, of Safford, Ariz..
rhas bought a new Bulck "20" through
the Stewart agency of El Paso,
The, Bronson single cycle engine,
which iSNeing made as a model by its
inventor, E-J. Bronson, will be given
a public trflil as soon as it is com
Printing companies are the latest bus
iness houses to leaTauthe value of auto
mobiles for quick rieUyerles and rapid
fire orders. The Bule printing company
has bought a Bulck foVtthe use of its
SPAULDIXG ISSUES HIS .WXUAL
BASEBALL YEAR BOOK TFOR. 1010.
Spaulding's annual year bookWf base
ball has been published and is iJW be
ine distributed. The vear bookXcon-
tains a comDlete record of the eSts
in the baseball world durinp: the past
season, and it also has a world of i
teresting reading for the fan who Is
forced to take his baseball with a dash
4ofhistory. Special 'attention is paid
to the world series between Detroit and
Pittsburg," pictures and data being in
cluded in the book about these great
The year book is profusely illustrat
ed with pictures of teams from Medi
cine Hat to Memphis, and a number of
the world's favorite players ye shown
In characteristic poses. Several good
likeliness are shown of Chrlsty
Mathewson, in whom El Paso fans feel
a friendly interest since he wore a
El Paso uniform last fall in the fail
tournament. The progress of the vari
ous lague teams is diagramed on charts
Included in the year book, an innovation
In the baseball record book, making it
an interesting and complete record of
the past year's achievements in base
ball. MANUFACTURERS ENCOURAGE
RACES BY STOCK CARS.
Auto track and road racing is being
encouraged by automobile manufactur
ers and dealers everywhere. Not so
much the racing of high power, special
ly built racing machines, such as the
120 horse power Benz that Barney Old
field drove at Washington park, but
rather the racing of stock cars that are
exactly like in every particular the cars
that are sold to" customers every day.
By racing them at their hightst speed
around a track or on a straightaway,
the drivers subject their machines to
tests more severe than the most rigid
factory tests to which the cars are sub
mitted before they are sent out for
Lens iie forsret, let's keep our money
at home and still get the best. Globe
i Andrews's Sporting Gossip
(By T. S.
Milwaukee, Wis., Jan. 15. Of late
there has been considerable controversy
going on as to the nationality of James
J. Jeffries, who is matched to meet Jack
Johnson for the heavyweight champion
ship of the world July next. Owing to
the prominence of the two men and the
fact that Jeffries is endeavoring to win
back the championship to the white race,
It is interesting to know all about the
man at the present time. tIt is well
known that Jeffries was born in a small
town named Carroll. O., April 15, 1875,
and Is the son of a prominent minister
of that place. As to his nationality, Jeff
comes from the good old Scotch stock
on hi. father's side and Dutch on his
Both of his parents were born in this
country and even his grandparents were.
Hi mother came from the old Pennsyl
vania Dutch which were among the
early arrivals In the east, while his fath
er s parents were from the Highlands of
Scotlaud. His father's people settled in
the south, his father in later years set
tling 111 ohio. While Jeffries does not
appear to be as tall as Johnson, still the
facr remains that he is one and a half
The difference is probably not so no
ticeable owing to the fact that Jeff pos
sesses a massive pair of shoulders and
probably does not carry himself quite
as erect as Johnson. As to their weight,
there will not be a great deal of differ
ence as Jeffries at the present time
scales about 230 pounds and Johnson
about 215 pounds. Jeffries tvHI train
down to about 215 pounds for the fight,
while Johnson will probably scale
around 200 and possibly 205 pounds.
Battling Nelson, the lightweight
champion, has not been making a hit
with some of the promoters the past
week or two, although in some respects
the Dane was right in his contentions. It
seems that Nelson had signed up with.
Sid Hester, of San Francisco, to box
"Wolgast there in a 45 round go for the
"championship. Nelson was to receive
112,000 for his end, while Wolgast was
to be secured for whatever Hester could
get him. Wolgast had been offered, as
Nelson claims, $2500 by Tom McCarey,
Neison claims, $zouu Dy mm Jicurej,
,Z Los Angers, wno af terwards raided
t to $3500. Hester boosted this amount
5500 and then stopped bidding. Nelson
S500 and then stopped bidding.
held the full hand and refused to budge,
claiming that the fight would take placo
at Frisco or Wolgast would get no
chance at all for the championship. As
a result the bout fell through and tow
the promoters are casting about for a
It is said that Tom McClarey is en
deavoring to match up Wolgast with
Freddy Welsh, the English champion,
wliich by the way will be a cracking
good contest if It is arranged. Nelson
also received an offer of a $20,000 purse
to meet Welsh in England, but declined
unless he could get $23,000 for his end.
That Js what he received practically
when he fought Joe Gans at Goldfleld,
"Nev. No one can blame Nelson for get
ting all the money possible for he has
met some very hard propositions during
his career, but at the same time he must
consider that Welsh as champion of
Great Britain cannot be placed in "the
same class as some of the outsiders and
Is, therefore, entitled to consideration as
well as the Battier.
The fact, is Welsh has offered to meet
Nelson and make it winner take all and
give him a side bet if he wants It. This
shows conclusively that the little for
eigner is not looking for any the best
of the bargain, but is willing to take
his chance with the champion. It Is too
bad that Welsh aud Nelson cannot be
brought together in an international
match for it would prove almost as big
a card as the one between Jeffries and
If the lightweight boxers, that is the
best class of them, make good their
" H"C U""V.il UJ. LU'JllI 1U IUC IttUU JL
the kangaroo before a great while. Rudy
Unholz, who made himself known
throughout the United States by his 10
round no decision contest with Nelson,
has been on the ground for some months.
Johnny Summers, the English light
weight, has just arrived there and is
looking for the scalp of Rudy.
Now Ad Wolgast. the Milwaukee
lightweight, and Battling Nelson are
talking of going to the antipodes. If
they do, there wiil be nothing doing In
the lightweight championship division
until they return and it is possible there
will be a new champion when they do
return, providing, of course. Nelson ar
ranges any matches with the quartet
while over there.
It is a long way to go for a champion
ship battle when there are such good
purses to be had In this country and so
many aspiring lightweights to pick
from. Tom Jones, manager of "Wolgast,
has announced that he will sail early in
February ind Nelson has figured upon
leaving, some time this spring. How
ever, we will wait until they set sail be
fore believing that they really intend to
The efforts that have been made, both
in this country and England, to bring
about a uniform, scale of weights for
ipxers, and to establish an international
KVd of control, seem to be meeting
witiiSconsiderable success. Letters were
recent)! sent out from this office to -,a-rious
promoters about the country ask
ing forheIr views on the subject. The
following reply vas received from
Thomas "Walsh, who is managing the
West Side Xthletic club at New Orleans:
"My Dear Andrews: Your letter received
a few days ?o and I am pleased to
know that youNire trying to help along
the proposition p establish -. board of
control that I aimsure will help boxing.
It Is something X nave oeen tninking
about for a long
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has ben started you can rest assured
that I will give all the help possible. The
weights you suggest seem to be O. KL.
and it will give almost everybody a
chance. You don't allow for boys un
der 112 pounds, still I believe that is
right, for under that weight they are
not -able to "stand a hard fight and I
think it is just as well that the paper
weight be placed at 112 pounds. I can
not suggest any changes in the weights
at present they look to be about right,
but I would say that a standard time
for weighing in should be made and that
It should not be ringside I think that at
least two hours or perhaps four hours
before a contest is about right."
Harry Lewis, -the Philadelphia welter
weight, who was to have sailed last
week for Paris for his match with Wil
lie Lewis, of New Tork, will have a hard
battle on his hands before leaving. He
is matched to fight 10 rounds with How
ard Baker, the Colorado welterweight,
before the Denver Athletic club. Baker
has made a very good reputation for
himself the past year and from, all ac
counts will give Lewis a hard run for
the money. However, as the distance is
short Lewis will be able by his clever
ness, to outpoint the husky western lad
and the chances are that he will be able
to leave for France with another victory
to his credit.
Harry has- been gaining weight of lata
and finds it difficult to keep down t
the welterweight limit, and that is prob
ably the reason he is giving away some
of his weight to Willie Lewis in their
coming battle la France. Jimmy Clabby,
the Milwaukee welterweight, has been
after Harry Lewis for a match for tha
past three months and had posted a
forfeit of $1000 as a guarantee of good
faith and to go as a side bet. Lewia
evidently did not want Clabby's game
for he never replied to the challenge al
though he was well aware hat the for
feit was up. The chances are that Clab
by will have to ge to Europe if he wants
to get on a match with Lewis, withia.
the next year.
Frank Klaus, the Pittsburg middle
weigij -who has m
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weight, who has made such a goo4
against such men
Hugh McGann, Harry
Lewis and others, has been mapping out
a busy season for himself, but unfor
tunately was obliged to postpone a bout
a week ago on account of a slight ill
ness. His manager saysr "Klaus is box
ing like a champion these days and I
have great hopes for his future. "We
have offers from Boston and will prob
ably arrange a contest there in the near
future. Klaus Is to box Jim Gardner in
Boston. He met Joe Thomas in Phila
delphia, but the bout was cot what it
should have been owing to the fact that
Thomas was on the defensive. Frank;
beat Porky Flynn in every round of
their contest "at Boston and made a
great hit with the crowd. He seemed
to get better as the fight progressed and
made Flynn look rather cheap,
Frank Is at present tiro around 150
pounds, but he has been fighting: men
much heavier. In the future I intend to
keep him near his own weight fop I
believe he can beat any man In the
country at 154 pounds. I -want to match,
him for the championship of the world
at 154 pounds and will put a side bet of
any amount (the middleweight limit Is
158 pounds'. I would also like to get
on a match with Hugo Kelly, of Chi
cago. I was sorry that the fight at
New Orleans with Kelly fell through for
I believed Klaus would be able to beat
him In a contest of 20 rounds. Just keep
your eye on him and you will see a new
J middleweight champion Inside of an
other year. He will beat Papke the next
time -they meet.
The two Kilbane boys, Tommy and
Johriny, who hail from Cleveland, O., are
! T the better featherweight rftte S
having a hard time to determine which
They have met four times in the ring
and twice Tommy has been declared the
winner, the other two victories going
to Johnny. Tommy won the first con-
Ltest In January, 1908, but lost agaia
on March 28 of the same year. He also
1 won over Johnny In a short bout and the
other night they came together for the
J fourth time, Johnny getting: the de
cision at the end of a 25 round contest.
Johnny is a little lighter than Tommy
and has shown exceptionally good form
of late. They are not related to each ,
other In any way and have been bitter
rivals for the past two years. There is
talk of holding another long contest in
private somewhere near Cleveland in the
near future to decide the championship
between the two boys.
A statement was made In the London
Sporting Life, some time ago, that Jas.
Coffroth, the San Francisco promoter,
who is now in England, was the origin
ator of the light heavyweight class. Jack
Curley, of Chicago, who has been trav
eling with James J. Jeffries and Frank
Gotch, takes exception to the "statement
and claims that he and Lew Houseman,
also of Chicago, were the real origin
ators of that class. "It was during the
time that George Gardner was at his
best," said Jack Curley In regard to the
matter, "that we took the matter up and
finally brought about the light heavy
weight class. Gardner was too heavy
for the middleweight class and just a
little light for the big fellows. House
man and myself had a match in view for
Gardner and It was while at Buffalo
that we hit upon the plan to create a
newi division and a championship for
Gardner, and also Jack Root, who was
at that time considered one of the best
in the country around 160 to 165 pounds.
Jimmy Coffroth was probably right in
supposing that he had originated the
Idea, but the claim of Houeman and
myself antedated that of Coffroth.'-