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Saturday, January 29, 1910.
T. H. Andrews Talks of
Gossip About Ball and
Not News But Views
, By Walker
Straight Tips On Jeff
Andrews's Sporting Gossip
(By T. S. AHdre-mu)
EE PASO HERALD
That Carroll Shilling boy Is. sure a
riding fool, as the pony boys say. His
riding on the Bedwell entries during
the past week has been the sensation
of the racing game. Not content with
putting over the Bedwell entry in the
Aztec handicap, Sunday, in addition to
riding three other winners, which in
itself is a record for the Juarez track.
Shilling gave an exhibition of track
generalship Tuesday that demonstrated
the caliber of the boy's riding. Secvile
and Orbicular, coupled as Johnson &
Garety entries, were finishing easily as
first and second in the race. Moles
worth and Burlingame, who were up
on the J. & G. entries, started to do
a "before you my dear" stunt In the
la.it lap, and Shilling shot his mount
out of third place and won in the last
jump on Knight Beck. Such clever
ness as this is seldom seen away from
an eastern course, and shows Shilling's
Frank Harbuck is coming to organize
a Cactus league baseball team for El
Paso and the southwest. He wishes
to -take over the El EPaso franchise, and
lias purchasers for the Globe and Tuc
son teams. f The scheme looks good,
but there may be a thorn or two hid--den
away in the cactus that Harbuck
does not know about. In the territory
the baseball promoters are not taking
kindly to the suggestion of organized
baseball, preferring the good, old fash
ioned kind that was played last year
In the different towns and camps.
Christy Mathewson is anxious to quit
baseball for the contracting business.
"Why not have him locate here and f oTm
s. partnership with Billie Lomax? Both
are baseball bugs, and Billie is the
red clay contractor from the Calumet
river district of Chicago.
The baseball schedule committees in
joint session had so much trouble de
ciding between a 168 game schedule
and one of 154 games as the public did
over the age of a certain spinstern
whose first name could be spelled with
Harry iiclntyre has the distinction of
being the only ball player in the great
southwest -who does not wear a. vest
in winter. Harry sports a shirt front
age as immaculate as Lake Shore drive
in Chicago is expected to be when the
Lake Shore line replaces coal burning
engines with electric motors. Harry
also has a diamond cluster which he
wears at his throat all in a bunch.
The Herald has received a tome of
-prose yclept "The Big Strike at Siwash
by George Fitch." Whether the strike
was by Fitch, or was aimed at Siwash,
is not told in the preface. The illus
trations, the fly leaf says, are by Frank
Crerie and May Wilson. Preston, and ,
to judge from the low "brow who adprns
the Iront cover, both Frank and May
should be thoroughly ashamed of them
selves. The volume was sent by one
Ross, not a relative of Charlie Ross, of
song and story fame. Being an alleged
football story, it is given to the sport
ing editor for reviewing. This being
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NEW BEO five passenger touring ear with top, com
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NEW REO ROADSTER, 22 h. p., four passenger,
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CHALMERS-DETROIT, run 0nlv 7 months, better
than new, now $1250.00, formerly $1850.00.
NEWREO RUNABOUTS in stock, $550.00, 12 h. p.,
Several bargains left in second hand cars.
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the closed season for baseball and other
big game hunting. "The Big Strike" is
filed for future reference. Back to the
mines, boys; there'll be no strike at
Jim Corbett and Kid McCoy faked
a fight in New York. Joe Gans and
Erne faked a fight. Jack Johnson and
Al Kaufman faked a fight in San Fran
cisco. Johnson and Ketchel fought a
fight that looked very much off color.
Stanley appeared the day . after the
fight in a new auto and "the knockout
scene- was repeated for the benefit of
the picture machines, which failed t to
catch the carefully planned knockout.
Is the Jeffries-Johnson fight fixed and
ivill it be added to the long list of dis
graceful ring affair? That secret clause
in the contract looks bad for both men.
They say it concerns the pictures. What
is to prevent an agreement to go 10 or
12 rounds for the films, and then the
i negro taking the count for the big end
of the purse?
Why not refer the 168 or 154 game
schedule to the university of Copenha
gen board for final decision?
A Georga preacher, white, has cited
biblical proof that Jeffries cannot lick
Johnson. He proves it by old Samson's
knockout in the temple.
No, Claudie, the present boycott on all
kinds of meats will have no effect on
the indoor meet to be held at the Y. M.
C. A. Friday night. Get the meat ax.
"Hek," of the Chicago Tribune, calls
Frank Isbell the "bald eagle of Wichi
ta." Gee. but Hughie plays rough with
If Doc Roller goes after this Zbysko
he had better saw handles on him if "he
expects to land the mountain of meat
on the mat.
The Fort Bliss bowlers will have an
opportunity to roll a few more bowling
balls before they go to the Philippines,
wliere they will play the gentler game
of bolo with the natives at so much a
That Jack Johnson talk to the negro
Y. M. C A. in New York sounded just
like "li'le Arthuh." "To approach sthe
psychology of pugilism scientifically."
These Juarez races are the joke of
jthe sporting"writers and justly sq. As
i a great uplift movement ior tne mor
oughbred the venture looks very much
like a gamble at any old cost game.
Bat Nelson and John L. Sullivan are
reported to be engaged. Poor Mrs. N.
.and. Mrs. S., if the boys lose their tem
pers. In taking the position to drive the
ball from the tee, the very first step
in the game of golf, 4t is necessary to
understand the placing of the feet
properly on the ground in relation to
the location of the ball on the tee in
front of the player has a very imp'ort-
J ant bearing, on the result of the ob
tained in striking the ball. Some play
ers play off of the left foot, some play
the square stance, but the majority of
the players play off the right.
For my part, I believe the open
stance is the easier of the three to play
with. I find by playing off the right
foot, I possess much better control
over the ball, which is a great advant
age in giving me confidence in the
strike that is to follow. When it comes
to striving for a long ball I am much
inclined to favor it. It is yet to be
settled, and perhaps never will be, as to
which of these stances is really the bet
ter and the most effectual.
The, only possible objection that can
be made to the playing off the right
foot is the natural tendency to slice
the ball. The body seems to want to
get in almost as soon as the club be
gins the down swing, and when the
player is a little off his game, it is con
stantly getting there before the club.
Therefore, unless the player has a very
safe and sure style of play, and his
wrist working right, I think he will
find that timing his stroke is a more
difficult matter with the open stance
than with the square, and also that the
tendency to slice is increased.
Next week The Grip.
. THE STANCE. -
$ By D. J. Llvie.
Garner, the Little One, Rides
- Winner Scheduled
Meeting Is Half
- - Over.
Revenge was sweet Tor little Guy
Garner at the Juarez track Friday aft
ernoon. Guy celebrated the passing of
the half way post in the midwinter race
meeting by winning three races from
Carroll Shilling, who has been riding
ovef the other boys at the track since
he returned from Oakland.
Not only did Garner ride In victory
ahead of the crack jockey, but both
Small and Louder took a fall .out of his
reputation by each putting over a- win
ner on him.
The only race Shilling won Friday
was , the fourth, when he went to the
post on Nlla, the favorite, and won from
a field of nine.
Ride Silver Stocking.
Garner rode Silver Stocking to her
J true form in the first race, making a
clean winning with his mount over
Shilling on Airs. He rode over the
field in the third race, a mile and a
furlong dash, on Buna. Shilling was
second on Sensible. Again, in the final
race, Tom Franks won for Garner, beat
ing out Gerrymander, with Benscoten
up. Shilling got nothing better than
fourth In this race.
Mars Cassidy set Rice down for five
days for unruly actions at the barrier.
This is the first discipline that has been
meted out to the boys lately, as they
have been behaving well at the barrier.
Cardinal Sarto, ridden by Mondan,
was left at the post in the sixth race,
and never did get away, cantering to
Friday was the 45th day of the meet
ing, which is to run 90 days.
First race, selling, 3yearoIds and up
ward, fillies and mares, value to first
$225, six furlongs Silver Stocking,
107 (Garner) won; Airs, 112 (Shilling),
second; Whip Top, llr OPage). third.
Time, 1:13 1-5. Mary Genevieve, Cam
era, Alice B., Dainty Belle, Orba and
Second race, selling, syearolds, non-
winners at meeting, value to first $225,
five and a half furlongs Miss Hardlye,
105 (Louder), won; Uncle Pete, 110
(Shilling), second; Ina Johnson. 100
(Pryor), third. Time, 1:08 1-5. Father
Eugene. Daisy Garth, Billy Bard, .Red
Campus, May Day, George and Field
Third race, selling, yearolds and up
ward, value to first 225, one mile and
a furlong Buna, 102 (Garner), won; i
Sensible, 110 (Shilling), second; Light j
House, 108 (Small), third. Time, 152 4-5.
Miss LIda ran.
Fourth race, selling, 3yearolds, non
winners at the meeting, value to first
$225, five and a half furlongs Nila,
105 (Shilling), won; Judltn Page. 105
(Goose), second; May Bride, 105 (Rice),
third. Time, 1:07 2-5. Alarmed, Cae
sarllass, James Blackstock, Grenalin,
Sam Welsh and Matt O'Connell ran.
Fifth race, selling, -yearolds and up
ward, value to first $225, six furlongs
Execute, 111 (Small), won; Marchmonet,
114 (Shilling), second; Anne McGee, 99
(Burlingame) third. Time, 1:12 4-5.
Acquia, Meddling Hannan, Uncle Wal
ter and Financier ran.
Sixth race, selling, 4yrarolds and up
ward, value to first $225, one mile
Tom Franks, 101 (Garner), won; Ger
rymander, 106 (Benson), second; Nib
lick, 111 (Austin), third. Time, 1:41.
Ora Sudduth, Engraver, Sabado and
Cardinal Sarto ran.
First race, futurity course, selling
Tony Faust won; TVicket second; Glen
nadeane third. Time, 1:13 2-5.
Second race, three and a half fur
longs, selling Burbur won; Robert
Hurst second; Edda third. Time, :42 3-5.
Third race, futurity course, selling
Ben Stone won; Chantllly second; Gra
mercy third. Time, 1:12 3-5.
Fourth race, one and three-sixteenths
miles Buck Thorn won; Sink Spring,
second; -Aks-Ar-Ben third Time
Fifthirjice, mile and 20 yards, selling
Meltondale won; Coppers second;
Cobleskill third. Time, 1:45 2-5.
Sixth race, six furlongs, selling
Thistle Belle won; Biskra second; Lena
third. Time, 1:15 4-5.
Ffrst race, five and a half furlongs,
selling The Mackintosh won; Eusta
cian second; Schleswig third. Time,
Second race, five and a half furlongs,
selling The Golden Butterfly won;
Allan Kearn second; My Henry third.
Time, 1:10 3-5.
TMrd race, five and a half furlongs,
selling Dolly B.ultman' won; Harold
Jr. second; Allonby 'third. Time,
Fourth race, one and one-sixteenth
miles, puree Dr. Hlzberg won;
Nethermost second; Court Lady third
Time, 1:49 3-5.
Fifth race, six 'furlongs, selling
Royal Onyx won;AlmaL. Daly second;
Furnace third. Time, 1:17.
Sixth race, mile, selling Bobin Gray
won; Shapdale second; Marry Gift
third. Time, 1:45 4-5.
Firs race, about three furlongs
Louise B. won; Mrs. Carter second;
Maxine Dale third. Time, :36 1-5. -
Second race, five furlongs, selling
McAndrews won; Caltha second; Bone
brako third. Time, 1:04 2-5.
Third race," six furlongs, selling
Bannock Bob won; Fundamental second;
Cloisteress third. Time, 1:19 3-5.
Fourth race, five and a half furlongs
Beth Goodwin won, Bannade second;
Robert Powell third. Time, 1:13 1-5. '
Fifth race, five and a half fifrlongs,
selling Ana Smith won; Fleming sec
ond; Halifax third. Time, 1:05 1-5.
Sixth race; seven furlongs Ormuse
won; Judge Saufley second; Temper
third. Time, 1:34 4-5.
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4 NEWS OX PAGE 23. 4.
EF1VE HUNDRED oONeJI ' . A fi fife
ON JEFFRIE5 TO WIN C ( I (Q fW l
FIVE HUNDRED 80NE5
hW JEFRIE5 TO WIN
fl J -' C I T
MONDAY'S BULLETIN: Triere is no doubt that Jeffries wjll eat
that Johnsing raw; his lungs are simply oerfect; such brawn you"; never
TUESDAY'S BULLETIN: We have received a message that gives us
grave concern: Jeff's legs are weak and wobbly, his heart not worth a dern.
WEDNESDAY'S BULLETIN: A doctor called upon him and took
him all apart, and says his spinal column had curled around his heart
THURSDAY'S BULLETIN: Another doctor viewed him and says
he's out of sight; if Johnsing ever sees him there won't be any fight.
FRIDAY'S BULLETIN: We lay before our readers intelligence that
grieves; Jeff has the scarlet fever, lumbago and the heaves:
SATURDAY'S BULLETIN: Put all your dough on Jeffries! Hem
win, as sure as fate! This paper interviewed him, and so the news is
Copyright 1S09, by Gecrpe Matthew Adams.
Football has been in process of refor
mation at the hands of 'its friends since
the day Cain went out to play a friendly
little game with Abel and swatted his
brother over the coco and snuffed his
lamp out. As far back as 15S3 a record
of a football contest which the writer
of this article as reproduced in the New
York Evening Post prefers to call "a
friendly - ind of fight," the present col
lege game consisted largely of 11 in
dividual and collective prizefights all
going at it at the same time. t
The reprint of "ye" olden sporting
editor's football story in Its original
form and composition reads:
"For as concerning football playing,
I protest unto you it may rather be
called a freendly kinde of fight than a
play or recreation a blood and murther
Ing practice than a fellowy sporte.
For doth not every one lye
in weight for his adcersarie
him on his nose, though it be upon hard
stones? In ditch, or dale, in valley or
hill, or what place soever it be. hee
careth not, so he have him down. And
Manager of Reds Fails to
Count on Lynch, the
Now comes one, Clark Griffith, com
plainant in this cause, the title of which
is "The Ball' Player et al. vs.The Um
pire." Being "duly sworn to' tell the
truth, the whole truth and so' much
of the truth as is possible from a ball
player, said Griffith above mentioned,
testifed at length in the cause the plea
of which is to have the "ump" thrown
bodily from the grounds and-make him
hover around in the outer darkness of
unscalped sidelines, where he can take
snap judgment on the close decisions
and dodge pop bottles from the crowd.
Ite ises the "Umn "
Clark, be it known, in addition to be
ing manager of the Cincinnati Reds, is
also a member of the National league
rules committee. Before the meeting,
which just closed in Pittsburg, of this
Important committee, Clark burned up
about 3000 cubic feet of A coal gas at
$1.20 per, trying to findSsomething to
revise In the rules of the big league
game, In order that he could earn Ills
three kopeks per dfem and mileage,
while attending the rules committee
The only thing Clarkie could find to
revise was his friend, the-enemv. known
officially as the umpire, and popularily
as "his umps." Here was where a much
needed reform might well be started,
said Clark to Griffith. Many 11 clever
little play has .been btopped in the mak
ing by the umpire's harsh and grating
voice calling "fe-owl bull," when a
squeeze play or a double steal was
working like a six cylinder runabout
out on a demonstration run. Not only
that, said Clark again to himself; but
the big footed, bone headed field umpire
is always and forever putting his foot
in the middle of a nifty play, and have
it all knocked int"o a cocked hat.
..i,,, ,. 1 ... .-, s -.
Xotlilnir Doinir "Wlti. Lxnoh.
If the umpire is a necessary evil in
baseball, then make him stay behind
the bat and on the sidelines, said Grif
fith to his friends on the rules commit
tee, when they met in Smokeville last
w"eek. Clark had been out of touch with
FOOTBALL IN 1853 IS-ELEVEN
PRIZEFIGHTS ALLGD1NG ST ONCE
DC POIIPU IfllITU
dl Hullbn Willi
he that can serve the most in this
fashion, he is counted the only fellow,
and who but he? So by this meanes
sometime their legs, sometime thelryl
armes; sometime one part thrust out
of joint, sometimes another, sometime
the noses gush out with blood, sometime
their eyes start out; and sometimes
hurt In one place, sometimes in another.
But whosoever scapeth away the best
goeth not scotfree, but is either sore
wounded, craised and bruised, so as he
dyeth of it or els scapeth very hardly.
And no marvaiie, for they have the
sleight to meet one betwixt two. to
dashe him against the hart with their
elbowes, to hit him ur.der the shut
hlbbes with their griped fists, and with
their knees to catch him upon the hip,
and to 'pick him on his neck, with a
hundred 'such murdering devices; and
hereof, groweth envie. malice, rancour,
cholor, hatred, displeasure, enmite and
what not els; and sometimes fighting,
brawling, contention, quarrel picking,
murther. homicide and great effusion of i
blood, as experience dayly teacheth.'
the new order of things since Tom
Lynch had been on the throne, Cincin
nati being out of the wave zone of In
side Information which centers in
Lynch's baseball office in New York.
"Ah, come out of it, Clark. You're on
your foot. Don't you know old Tom is
going to provide feather mattresses for
the boys In blue to use when waiting
for the game to start, and anyone
caught looking at his majesty, the um
plets, in a rude tone will bo severely
chaistised, not to say fined five little
Iron men. Get wise. Griff; get wise."
Local Organizations May
Send a Bowler to Con
v gress at Letroit.
To the local bowlers, the Detroit tour
nament of the American Bowling con
gress which is to be held there in Feb
ruary is already attracting much at
tention. A number of disorganized
movements have been started to send
a team or .at least a single bowler to
the A. B. C. meet. It is doubtful if
such a project will be successful this
vear, as there is now little time left
in which to finance such a plan. But
it is time to negm piannm ior next
" . .. l. :tnf. -mn.. iH.a
One OI tne wesieru tinco uiaj liinu
the A. B. C. meet and the El Paso teams,
which are members of the Bowling con
gress, may send a full, five men team
to wear the El Paso colors at the na
tional convention of bowlers.
SS000 in AlIeyM Alone.
Few local bowlers appreciate tip
magnitude of sucha tournament and
the expense that has been incurred in
nrenarlnc: for the national tournament.
it will require between $7000 and $S000
to put in alleys at the Wayne hotel
gardens and prepare that place for the
pin spillers. The alley builders will
have 75 expert mechanics at work for
the better part of a month doing this
During the last three months a con
stant stream of advertising matter has
been sent to every bowler within a
thousand miles of Detroit. This work
ILWAUKEE, Wis. Jan. 29. It
is too bad that there are not
more officials in the many
cities of the United States after the
style of John Morin, safety director of j
the city of Pittsburg. If there were
it would be a great boom for the boxing
game. Mr. Morin has taken charge of
the boxing situation in Pittsburg and
he has brought the sport there to a
point where it Is pretty near perfection.
Mr. Morin made a statement recently
ttat should appeal to parent as well-as
to officials of the big cities. In part
Mr. Morin said:
"I wish that the boys who wount
be future men of Pittsburg would
learn how to box. There would be less
bloodshed, less maiming of human be
ings, and if the average man knew how
to use his fists in case of attacks there
would be fewer assaults. A person who
does not know how to defend himself
with his hands is likely to use the first
thing he can lay hands on when attack
ed, and thus commits a crime. One who
knows how to fight when he Is attacked
will "always be more careful than the
fellow who doesn't. By all means let us
teach our boys how to use the gloves,
and you will have a higher standard of
men, especially from the physical stand
point." SKoni TTotiiPi tIip -middleweight
champion, and Billy .fapke, his persist-
ent rival, have both announced their In
tention of visiting Europe in the near
future and going after Tom Thomas, the
English middleweight champion. Ketch
el was quoted in Grand Rapids. Mich.,
with this remark: "I have cabled over
to Entrland to try and cinch a match
mrith Tom Thorn for the chamoionshio.
does. You know I do not want Papke
does. You know I do not want TJapke
to meet him first because there would
be nothing left of him for me. You
know those foreigners don't amount to
much, and for Fhat reason I want the
first crack at him. It would be a little
easy money, and then I could contlnu
on my way to Australia."
If Ketchel made this remark he has
gone into the boasting business for tne
first time, for heretofore he has never
tried to belittle an opponent before
hand nor boast of his own ability, ex
cept in the case of Jack Johnson, when
he said he thought he had a good
chance to beat him
Ketchel is liable to be fooled in the
case of Tom Thomas, for, according to
reports from the other side, the Eng
lishman is better than the usual round
of middlewelghts on the other side. He
is reported to have a very dangerous
left hand, and if that Is the case he will
prove "troublesome to Ketchel, for a
man with a good left hand has always
been able to get to Stanley. There Is
talk of matching Thomas with Eddie
McGoorty, the Wisconsin boy, and also
with Willie Lewis, of New York who is
at present in Paris. If either of these
m-atehes iro throuerh a nrettv jrood line
win oe securea on nioma.s.
be secured von Thomas; for if ue
can defeat either one of them he will
be strictly in line for a battle with
Ketchel, and the latter
any cinch either.
will not have
The drawn out squabble between the
promoters of the Jeffries-Johnson con
gest, set for July 4 next, is beginning
to grate upon the nerves of the sport
ing public, and It is hoped that they
will soon decide definitely upon a place
to hold the contest and give the boxing
fans a chance to pay a little attention
in the fighters themselves. Tex Rickard i they don't come up to that I will not
has been insisting that the fight will j sign. My manager, Tom Jones, has no
take place in Salt Lake City, while Jack , tified Sid Hester just what we will do,
Gleason, his partner, is just as strong . and if they do not come over they will
in his statement that It will take place f have xo go without the match."
in San Francisco. The public generally j If Nelson and Wolgast come together
favors San Francisco, for the reason there are going to be a great many peo
that it is the center of a great boxing pie surprised if they think the Battler
community, and the law there favors
boxing, while in Salt Lake City It is
just the reverse.
Mr. Rickard .may have good grounds
for supposing that he can hold the
jrfcck ?v Ool T rtlra fM"- V,,- C1m C?t-t-t I
Liruboi. 41 wail, j-. vii, uuk vxwt. uykjf
j3Ke uiiy, out tiov. spry,
in as strong in his state-
fight will not be held
of Ltah, has been
ment that the
there. As the governor holds the whip j pionship. Wel&h received, an offer from,
hand, I would be willing to place my lit- J Australia a short time ago to go over
tie bet on what the governor says. J there and meet R.udy Unholz, being
There has been altogether too much guaranteed $5000 and expenses, but he
of this wrangling and the sooner the
promoters get together and announce the
place of contest the better It will be
for all of them.
A statement was sent out from the
west, the other day, crediting James J.
Corbett with having advised certain
friends not to bet on Jeffries against
Johnson. This does not seem very qon
sistent, in view of the fact that Cor
bett made the statement in Chicago only
two weeks ago that he would be with
Jeffries during the last month of his
training, and that he could see no rea
son why the big fellow would not be
returned the winner over the negro, j
jorDett maae rnar statement to tne
I writer and to a number of friends in
Chicago, ana it is not niceiy tnat he
has changediwithin a week. The fact is
it is a poor time now to give an opinion !
as to the outcome of the proposed battle.
It is really doing Jeffries an injustice '
will be kept up until the entries close,
All in all the local bowling tourna
ment company will have spent some
where between $12,000 and $15,000 be
fore the doors are opened on Febru
Many Teams to Enter.
Then there will- be 30 pin boys. 30
scorers and a large crew of other
workers employed for the 17 days which
the tournament will run. all of whom
must be paid good wages.
But this is only a start on what it
costs the bowlers of the country to con
duet the big tournament. From presentJ
indications the-entry list will reach 450
five men teams, coming from as far i
east as Montreal and Brooklyn, on the
south Mobile and Denver and St. Paul
on the west anU northwest. These men
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to express an opinion at this time one
way or the other, for it is not known
just what condition he is in, nor
whether he will be able to get into what
he could term fighting condition. From
i his appearance during the past two
' weeks it would seem that Jexf rles has
j taken off a great deal of weight, and
I is faster than he has been for some
I time. As staled before. It is only a
question of whether he will be able to
get his wind in proper shape for a long
j drawn out battle for there are fewpeo-
pie who will agree that it is going to
be a short fight. Johnson Js too clever
a man to be drawn out within a few
rounds, and it is not likely that Jef
fries is going to try and wear himself
out by chasing the negro while he is
entirely on the defensive. The chances
are that there will be little planning
beforehand It will depend entirely up
on conditions when the men nter the
The controversy over the welterweight
championship Is no nearer a settlement
now than it was a few months ago, ex
cepting that thehe are two more claim
ants to the title. Paddy Lavln, the
Buffalo boy, who tought last year as a
lightweight, has advanced to the welter-
, weight class and announces that he Is
I willing to meet any one for the title.
I-avin has been making a splendid show-
J S" tlie past six months, and is con-
sidered by some of the eastern critics
as one of the best welterweights In that
section of the country.
As Jimmy Clabby, of Milwaukee, Is
also a claimant for the welterweight
title, it would seem that a imtch. be
tween these two boys would be very
! interesting indeed. Clabby posted $1000
j "with Andrews Sporting annual three
months ago, the money to go as a side
f waser for a battle with Harry Lewis,
Jimmy Gardner or jiiiKe fxwin.) Sulli
van for any number of rounds and tha
welterweight championship. All of
these claimants were notified that Clab
by hd posted the money, but none oC
them saw fit to accept the defy. There
fore. Frank Mulkearn. the manager of
, Clabby, states that on Feb. 1 he will
claim the welterweight title for Clabby
and be willing to defend it against all
Howard Baker, of Colorado, is anoth
er boy -vno aspires to the title, and
even Honey Mellody. who held the title
i at one time, says he is not out of the
ring, it is very douottui whether iiarry-
Lewis can make the weight any more,
and also Mike (Twin) Sullivan . If they
can,, it is strange that they do not ac
cept Clabby's challenge and settle the
dispute regarding the title.
It looks now as though the proposed
j matcn netween uatuing xeison ana 3.a
j "WoIgat. of Milwaukee, set for San
, Frncisco. on Feb. 22, would fall through,
The Milwaukee boy has not yet signed
the Articles, claiming that he is entitled,
! to more xeoi-ey than was offered him.
I X"tJr-.. t r, r.iiT" SI " T(( fny Tiia an?
win. lose or draw, and is standing pat
on that proposition. - "Wolgast, in writ
ing fioin Los Angeles regarding the
"I was -niil'ng to let Nelson have
the long end of the money so that X
could st a chance at the title, but I
do not believe in fighting for practical
ly nothing when I know that I am. just
as good a card on the coast as Nelson.
They offered me 3000 at first to box
the Battler and later raised the amount
to $3750 my price was 4000, and if
, will have a soft time with the Mllwau-
Freddy "Welsh, the champion light
weight of Great Britain, has evidently
t iimue up uis mui
J satisfied until he
, Battling Neii-on
made up his mind that he will not b
ets on a match with.
for the world's cham-
turned down the proposition an order
that he might be able to get on a match,
with Nelson. Harry Marks, who has
been acting as Welsh's manager over In
England, cabled an offer to Nelsos
of a 25,000 purse, the fight to tak
place7 in "Wales, and- to go any distance
up to 45 rounds that Nelson oaalght sug
gest. "Welsh has certainly been fair
in this matter, and is deserving of a
There is no lightweight in the world
today who commands greater respect
from the public than Welsh, that is,
outside of champion Nelson, and a con-
test between them for the world's title
would prove on" of the biggest cards
,of the year. Welsh has issued a. state
ment to the public in which he says he
will claim the world's championship If
Nelson refuses to meet him. but he adds
that he would much rather fight for the
will spend from $30,000 to $40,000 In
railroad fare and probably twice that
amount while in the city of Detroit, for
bowlers are liberal when out on their
annual jaunt. From 40 to 50 news
paper correspondents attend the annual
tournaments and remain the entire
To the person who is not a bowler It
seems almost incredible to state that
these enthusiasts do all this to go after
cash prizes and that their own money.
The pot In Detroit will be something
like $30,000. and every cent of this is
put up vby the bowlers themselves in
Detroit and Michigan have many
thousand bowlers who have been unable
in the past to attend this big interna
tional event, so that state will undoubt
edly turn out large.
FOR THE DUST?
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