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No Trouble Now In
the Bantam Weight Championship
Three Hen Mow in This Country Can Decide" the Question if They Meet in the
3Kng Freddy Welsh, Who Really "Came Back" After a Defeat
Ad Wolgast Hot Picking Seft Ones.
By T. S. ANDREWS.
HEIiE should be no trouble note i
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tamweight champion of the
world. There are three men in this
country at the present time who can
settle the question Johnny Coulon.
the American champion; Kid Williams,
of Baltimore, the challenger for the
title, and Charles Ledoux, the cham
pion of France and. in fact, of Europe.
A battle between Coulon and Ledoux
will develop a real world's champion
and the little French -wonder is at the
present time in New York for the pur
pose of arranging a meeting with Cou
lon to determine who is th world's
champion. Ledoux defeated Digger
Stanley, the British, bantam champion,
some time ago, knocking him out and
thereby gaining the championship of
Europe. His record is an exceptional
ly good one and. like Kid Williams, he
has demonstrated that he has the
knsckoat punch. For a brfntam Le
doux is a very hard hitter, as Stanley,
GsOlard and others in London and
Paris can attest. His manager, Emille
Guttler, is anxious to match up -with
In a letter received tkis week. Mr.
""My Dear Andrews: We have land
ed In New York, as I wrote you some
time ago we -would, and we are after
one match in particular; that is, wit.i
Jebn Coulon for the -! gyp We
have been ottered a ten round match
with Coalon at Madison Square Gar
den, New York, and will accept it, but
would prefer tt make a 20 round match
for the title. I would like to arrange
a longer match with Coulon or any of
tie good bantams at New Orleans. It'
-we beat Coalon, then Williams can
have a match, or we will meet him in
a snorter battle after the Coulon con
test." Why not have Williams and Ledoux
meet first and the winner meet Cou
lon? It would be a great battle, for
Kid Williams is jnst as much of the
hard hitting kind as the Frenchman
and he ia hot after both of the boys
for a crack at the title. Frankie
Burns seems to be side tracked for the
present in the bantamweight chase,
but then Frankie finds it hard to make
the 116 pounds ringside and will hard
H seek matches with Ledoux and Cou
lon at that pooridage.
Freddie Welsh has done the real
"come back" stunt. History of the
roped arena does not record many in
stances -where a fighter has lost a
championship and then regained it
Battling Nelson was one of the very
few who really recovered after losing
the championship to Joe Qans and won
it again. Other champions by the
score hare tried it in the past, but they
never succeeded. They always thought
they -were just as good as when they
were champions, bat somehow they
could not -win again. Jack McAuliffe
was one of the few lightweights who
knew when he was all in and retired
without suffering the humiliation of
Kid Lavigne. Frank Erne. Joe Grans, -Jim
Corbett, Bob Fitssimmons. Jack
Dempsey, Jim Jeffries and others too
numerous to mention ail tried to put
over the one "great win." but they
On February 27, 191L Freddy Welsh
lost his title of champion of Great
Britain to Matt Wells in a iO round
battle at the London National Sport
ing club. Welsh was never satisfied
that he had been beaten by a better
man and sought a return match, but
he did not get it at the time and he
came to America. Freddy won a hard
-0 round contest from Matty Baldwin
in San Francisco and had other fights,
but while training on the coast he in
jured his neck or one of the ligaments
in his shoulder and could not fight,
having to cancel his match -with Ad
Wolgast at Los Angeles for the cham
pionship of the states.
Then Freddy -went to Chicago, and,
after undergoing treatment for sev
eral weeks in a physical culture sani
tarium, be came out in fine shape and
ready for -work. He had & couple to
try himself out and finding that he
was all right Immediately challenged
Wells for the British title and Lord
Under tbe British rules, the cham
pion oust defend his belt within six
months' time and Wells accepted the
match, "with the result that on Wovem-
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t whom he won it a little more than a
year before. From all accounts re- j
cmvea on mis siee wtsian pui up a
scientific and careful battle all the
way, clearly outpointing the champtan
and demonstrating that there is such
a thing as a "comeback."
Ad Wolgast may be slipping back
weight, has been kept busy the past
week trying to prove that Joe Mandot
did not have the best of the ten round
bout at New Orleans. Ad seems to be
entirely on the defensive and has been
most anxious to counteract the impres
sion which has gone forth that the
southern boy had him shaded. Even
champions get riled -when the criticism
is not the right way. However, it
might hare been just as well for Wol
gast to forget the affair and attand
to his future engagements. - for the
more he stirs it up the more convinc-
ing the New Orleans scviues seem to
make it that Maadot did have the
shade in the contest, and they make
it stronger by using the referee's own
statement, that "If he had been called
on for a decision he would have been
obliged to give it to Mandot."
In view of. the fact that Ed Smith,
the referee, had been chosen by Wol
gast it seems that Ad Is making a mis
take in trying to agitate the matter
further. The best way to settle the
question Is to have another whirl at
it over the marathon course and the
chances are that a winner will be re
turned before the end of the 20th
round, or at least there will be no
trouble in deciding a winner. That
will be the only way to settle the arg
ument and there will be no come
Ad Wolgast may be slipping back
ward, but he is not picking soft ones
to go against when making matches,
which is more than can be said for
some of the champions. After meeting
a zoogn customer in din acuiuui. .
Michigan wildcat, or bearcat, as some
term it, matched up with Willie
Ritchie, another tough proposition, for
Thanksgiving day at San Francisco.
Jimmy Coffroth, the big promoter
there, gets the match and there is
no doubt that it will be made the big
event of the tall season at the Cali
fornia metropolis. And regarding the
match, Harry Smith, the wellknown
sport authority of Frisco, said to me
"That Dutchman certainly has the
nerve and deserves credit for it. To
my mind, he Is going back, but he is
a great fighter for all that and will be
hard to beat, but in my opinion Ritchie
is the boy who 'will turn the trick. I
never saw Mandot fight, but be can
not be better than Ritchie and I look
for the coast boy to
annex tbe title?
from the Michigan lad. Ritchie is a
model youth and one who Is a credit
to the game. His ambition in .lit is
to help bis family and give hie younger
brothers and sisters good educations,
and that kind of catches me strong.
The boy has every confidence in him
self and you know that goes a long
way toward winning. Just watch re
sults and don't be surprised if yon
read on November 29 about a new
The approaching ten round battle
in New York between Mike Gibbons,
the St Paul middleweight, and Eddie
McGoorty, the Wisconsin champion, is
attracting unusual attention. The
date is set for December 3 and the
agreement calls for 158 pounds at
ringside. It has been given out te-
peatedly of late that uiDDons couia
easily made 145 pounds ringside, but
from a gentleman who is -with Gibbons
a great deal In St- Paul I get the in
formation that Mike likes 15S pounds
In that case there will be little to
choose between them at ringside, as
McGoorty would have only two pounds
tbe best of it and if past experiences
count for anything Eddie will have a
hard time making the weight despite
the claims that U will be easy for him.
With Gibbons around the 156 pound
mark it will not be the easy thins for
tbe Oshkosh boy that some of the
critics imagine, for Mike is a clever
two-handed fighter .and knows the
When it comes to hitting, McGoorty
has it on the St. Paul boy and he has
a great left hand, but that old story
bobs up again can he make the
weight? Mike will have his brother
Tommy with him and Eddy Reddy. his
manager, informs me that he will be
matched against some good middle
weight for a real try-out. In training
Tommy has shown all the earmarks of
a champion and if he can display the
same boxing ability in actual contest
he wfll surely make his mark among
the middleweights. so brother Mike
had better watch out. In that case
there will be two of the Gibbons fam
ily after McGoorty's scalp, tl will be
rather unusual to have two brothers
of the same weight fighting for the
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Champions Are Warming Up
To Give Trimming To Baseball
Pass Have Borne Many Burdens With Burro Like Patience, but They Are
Jfow Talking of Improvements Which Club Owaers
Can, Give in Conveniences.
By JOHN E WRAY.
T LOUIS, Mo., Nov. 19. Baseball,
the bally of the sport world, is in
for a good trimming. Several in
terests have been warming up a cham
pion in expectation of pulling the
haughty dictator from his proud perch;
and when baseball leaves its present
pedestal it will climb back with ex
Organised baseball may confidently
look for attack from the following
(1) The fans who have given every
thing and received next to nothing for
lo, .these many years.
(J) The players, who, for over a de
cade, have contributed to the erection
of $l,0O,0xr plants and many private
fortunes of club owners, but who are
still without a voice in baseball affairs.
(3) The law. which has been moon
ing with eyes on other spheres while
the biggest combination in restraint
of personal service known since slav
ery has been pulled off under its nose.
(4) Idle capital, which has long
viewed the pie divided by the major
leagues -with envy and shining eyed I
Pans Bear Many Burden. I
The fans have borne many burdens
with burro like patience. Only re- !
cently has a stir been noted and a re-
volt started against accepting the in-
candescent end of the poker in every
thing. Among other conveniences the
fans are entitled to and have not re
ceived at least in this ' city are the
First class baseball. Covered bleach
ers, free score cards for all ticket pur-
chasers, non hieroglyphic score boards, i
audible announcement of changes. j
clear playing fields and freedom from '
ground rules, announcement in all
stands of official rulings on all plays
There are other minor points too nu
merous to be taken up here. Fans are
merely talking them over now; they'll
insist on them sooner or later.
Demand of Players.
From the players, if they perfect the
organisation known as the Baseball
fraternity, will probably come a bit
ter attack on the bonds in which club
owners have enslaved their hired men.
SHORT, SNAPPY SPORTLETS
ING COLE, former star pitcher
for the Chicago National league
baseball club, has signed a con
tract as manager of a barber shop in
a Chicago office building. Cole went
from the South Michigan league to the
Chicago Nationals in 1910. He was
traded to Pittsburg in 1912. It recent
ly -was announced tnat ne naa oeen
sold to tbe American association. Cole
was a barber in Iowa, when he began
his baseball career:
An allstar fielding team
from the leading positions of the offi
cial averages of the American league
would line up as follows: Plank.
pitcher; Cady, catcher; GandiL first
base; Rath, second base; McBride, i
shortstop; Turner, third base: Strunk,
left field; Mattick, center field, and
Crawford, right field.
Bill FrieL manager of Columbus for
the past three years, has been signed
by George B. Lennon, owner of the St.
Paul club, as manager of the Saints
Connie Mack is busy receiving con
gratulations upon the arrival of a
future baseball general
Earl Moore, the Phillies' big twirlcr.
has selected the boxing game for a
winter pursuit. No, the Quakerite does
not .don the mits himself. He is man
aging a few boxers.
Ed Walsh has heard the call of the I
wild again and will start on an ex- j
tended hunting trip shortly into the
mountains of New England. J. F.
Danaher, formerly manager of the New
Haven team, will accompany htm.
The last ball pitched in the world's
series has finally been located. Chief
Meyers had the pill . in his possession.
He has just presented it to mayor
Fitzgerald, of Boston, as
of the occasion.
a memento i
"I'm against it," says George Stovall.
speaking of the literary trend of the
ball player. "If I had a watch to be
fixed I wouldn't hire a carpenter and
if I was looking for a first class pitch
er I wouldn't hire a sporting editor."
Radical changes in the management
of the New York National baseball club
affairs developed at the annual meet
ing of the club in Jersey City. Eddie
Brannick, assistant secretary, is about
the only one of the former office force
left. Joe O'Brien was replaced hy R.
H. McCutcheon, who will act as secre-
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These demanded representation on the
National commission, enforcement ot
contracts in favor of the players part j
ceeds a stipulated sum, the right of
appeal from arbitrary suspension
through umpire's protests, greater lib
erties in the disposal of their own ser
vices and other points, any or all of
which are just claims. If the Players"
union can be made to hang together, it
will surely dominate the magnates, who
find already there are only too few
ball players for their own purposes,
without bucking a walkout.
The law Is tardy and moves delib
erately; but its binoculars will even
tually scruntiniae present conditions
governing the "national game." It will
be inclined to view the situation len
iently, as perhaps not being- altogether
amenable to ordinary legislation
against business conditions. But that
it will eventually move, the motion of i
a congressman, not many months ago.
to consider the ills of organized base
ball, amply attests. And when the mat
ter is considered it will be found that
baseball is a combination in restraint
of the right of an individual to dis
pose of his services where .and when
he is able.
And then there's idle capital, the
bird of prey that wants & slice off
everything that looks prosperous and
is readv to cut In with competition at
any time and make a fight for equal
rights with those who have worked
long and hard to build up an Industry.
Time to Make Concessions.
Sooner or later baseball will have
to combat one or all of these four
forces, and that it can hope to come
through without a proper trimming
and readjustment of conditions is im-
possible to believe. The best thing to
do in this matter is for the heads of
the game to meet the prospective at
tack half way and, by making conces
sions to all sides, preserve the game
and the good wl'l of the fans as well.
But will this happen?
Sh-h-h-h! Would you pluck out
your right eye? 'Would you unscrew
your left leg because of a menace or
Nix! Bring on the trimming, rather.
And that's the answer.
tary and treasurer. H. N. Hempstead
was chosen vicepresident. John T.
Brush retains the presidency, but Mr.
Brush's health, for several years has
been ao poor that he takes ne active
part in the administration.
John J. Bvera, new Cub manager
handles a knife and fork as well as
he handles a bat; Chauacey Depew has
nothing ..him when it eomes to
after . rHail aneakinar. bat he looks
i vastly better in a Cub uniform than
i in evenine clothes. These were the
conclusions reached by 30 Cub fans.
following the banquet tendered the
Trojan. The honor guest shared hon
ors with Hank ODay. his oldtlne dia-
mood enemy. Just to feel at home
O'Day ordered Evers to the bench right
at the start and Johnny offered to go
to the clubhouse, provided O'Day would
agree to let him "shake the open face
duds." Evers paid a notable tribute
to Chance, saying he Hoped to develop
a team which would be a worthy suc
cessor to those managed by the old
Henry Butcher, outfielder with the
Cleveland Naps, has been purchased
from that club by president McGill. of
the Denver Western league club. In
the 24 games in which he played las?
season Butcher's fielding average was
Carl Morris, the Oklahoma giant,
who once was considered the best of
the "white hope" crop, has been
matched to fight Jack McFarland, the
Pittsburg heavyweight, at Atlanta,
Ga., on Thanksgiving day.
Jim Flynn. the Pueblo heavyweight J
fireman, has arrived on the coast and
will go into training at once for his
20 round bout with Luther McCarty
at Los Angeles on December 10.
Knockout- Brown, the New York
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ngntweignt. nas tnree Bouts oooKea
for the next 30 days. His first fight
win be with Phil Brock, at Cleveland,
on November 26; his second with Bant
Dorsey, for ten rounds, at Albany, N.
Y., on December 5; his third bout will
be with Rudie Unholx, the Colorado
lightweight, at Cleveland on December
13. and his fourth match will be on
December 18 or 20 with some boxer
-which the promoters will name.
DOUGLAS AND BISBEE
First Basketball Game Will be Played
nt Demcias, Dee. 7; Second at
BiMbec, Job. 13.
Douglas, Aria.. Nov. 19. The
schedule of basketball, bowling and
volley ball dates for the Bisbee and
Douglas T. M. C. A.'s is now being ar
ranged. It appears certain that there
will be a freer exchange of athletic
events between the two towns than
ever before. The first basketball game
will take place ia this city on Dec 7.
The second on Bisbee on Jan. 13. The
third, which will decide the county
championship, will be played on Feb.
24, although the town has not yet been
The first game of volley ball will be
played in Bisbee. Dec. 21. The first
bowling game will be played about
December H, the dates of the series
not having been definitely decided as
yet. The Douglas association has not
decided whether it will enter a team
in the annual tournament of the South
western Athletic association. This will
depend upon the class of material
which can be got together.
JAMES GRIFFIN WILT HEPEKKK
San Francisco, CaL, Nov. 19. James
Oriffin, of this city, has been cUo?tn
to referee the Thanksgiving day fiht
nere between Ad Wolgast and "Willie
Ritchie. The selection was made hy
Billy Nolan, representing Willie Ritchie.
James Coffroth, representing the club
under the auspices of which the fight
will be given, and Tom Jones, repre
senting Ad Wolsast.
It was learned after the conference
opened that Jack Welah, the San Frin
clsco refereo who referced the Wolga-it-Kivers
fight at Los Angeles, had b-in
tentatively chosen and has refused.
HARVARD TRIES NEW PI. VYS.
Cambridge, Mass.. Nov. 19. Couch
liaushton and his assistants explained
to the Harvard 'varsity football squad
the plan of campaign to be pursued In
11 e game with Yale next Saturday. The
plai r were taken to the gridiron to
test the new plays in a dunimv scr.m-mage.
& OX NEXT TAGE $
TO O&GANIZE TEAMS
Pin Spillerm en the AndreaH Tram De
feat the Elk Bowlers Jennings
Players Lose te Swifts.
"With the merry rounds of the city
league bowling championship games at
the Cactus club a novel feature is to
be introduced. Wednesday evening the
women friends of the bowlers will
watch the Calisber team play the court
house five and the E. P. & S. W. team
play the Moose club. The women will
bowl after the regular matches and it
is expected that regular teams may be
organized to meet each Wednesday
Another feature of Wednesday night
will be the ending of the 1000 ball pool
match between Smith and Reherd in
which the latter is now in the lead.
In the bowling games Monday night
Andreas's team defeated the Elks team
in the City league game by a score of
24494 to 2439, while Swift's team took
the second game from the Wm. Jen
nings company in the Industrial league.
Tuesday night tne Old Guard will
play Tuttle's city league team and the
Clerks will play the Mine and Smelter
team in the Industrial league.
Monday's scores were:
Andreas 148 154 137 439
Lehman 16V 159 169 495
Stone : 210 164 158 532
"Walz 149 179 ,140 468
Stratton 201 1 . 193 560
Totals 875 822 797 2494
Graham 137 188 11
Critchett 176 170 143 489
Hill 148 188 1S 504
Holmes 146 . 134 155 435
dark 185 163 197 545
Totals 792 843 804 243
Points won: Andreas. 2; Elks, 2.
High game: Stone, 210.
High total: Stratton, 560.
Strike out: Stratton.
Swift & Co.
Presley 185 150 143 4.8
Kaigler 117 140 113 370
Meisel 123 157 127 407
Page 150 152 147 449
Edmonds 153 145 118 416
Totals 728 744 648 2120
William Jennings Co.
Byrnes 120 151 164 46
Fillerman 145 130 151 42S
Wood 146 131 126 403
Carlson 97 177 178 462
Woods 144 149 96 3
Totals 652 738 715 2105
Points won Swift Co.. 3; William
Jennings Co.. 1.
High game: Presley 185.
High total: Presley. 478.
Margin, 15 pins.
SIGNAL COEPS WINS
FBGM THE CADETS
Although they were outweighed
nearly 30 pounds to the man, the El
Paso Military institute team held the
team of troop I of tbe signal corps to
one touchdown at the institute
grounds Monday afternoon. Tbe in
stitute failed to score and the only
score that was made was in the first
quarter, when the soldiers carried the
ball across the line after terrific line
plunges which the school boys could
The institute team appears to have
suffered a alight slump, but the boys
are working to get in shape before
Thanksgiving day, when they meet the
High school ' team.
DECLARES OLYMTIC GAMES
PRQMtlTK WORI.O PEACE.
New" York, Nov. 19. The high Jump
of six feet, six and one-eighth inches,
made by C L. Hortne ia a dual meet at
Leland Stanford, Jr., university on
March 29. last, has been accepted as
the world's record by the awards com
mittee of the Amateur Athletic uniqn.
The committee also accepted 11 rec
ords made by American athletes at the
recent Olympic games in Stockholm.
An International Athletic Federation
for the control of Olympic games is
proposed In resolutions adopted at the
meeting. It was voted to appoint a com
mittee of five to meet in 1913 with
representatives of foreign countries for
the purpose of organising such a fed
eration. President Kirby in his address said
the Olympic competitions were doing
more to promote world peace than The
Hague conference. He predicted that
"in the fullness of time the A. A. U.
should control all branches of sport
and be to all sport in the United States
what the United States senate is to
tbe people of the nation."
IF HE LOSES JOK TINKER.
IF HE LOOSES JOB TI.VlCKIt.
Chicago.. 111.. Nov. 19. The Tinker
trade with Cincinnati whereby the
Chicago National shorstop is to be
come manager of the Cincinnati club,
continues to hang fire in spite of the
expressed willingness of owners
Murphy and Herrmann to arrange a
trade. "Unwillingness of Manager
evers of the Chicago club to affix
his approval Is said to "be the cause.
Tinker and Evers had a conference
today after which Tinker talked over
the telephone with Herrmann. Evers
said he wanted four players in ex
Mathewson, Wagner and Walsh
Figure In the Ail-Star Cast
Old Boys Are Still Among the Leaders in the Big League
By DAMON RUKYOK.
NEW YORK, N. Y., Nov. 19. Pos
sibly It is out of mere venera
tion to their years, but the lay
observer is struck by the fact that all
selections of star baseball teams made
by experts, ball players, umpires 'or
mere fans this season include the
names of those doddering old gentle
men Chris Mathewson. John Hones
Wagner and Edwardo Walsh.
These parties are veterans, as base
ball goes, and they have seen many a
youthful star rise, and also fall, dur
ing the past few years, but somehow
the close of every season finds these
aged birds in there being selected by
those who lore to dope out paper ball
' teams. Walsh is not as senile as tne
31 year old Mathewson. or the 38 year
old Honus, but they are veterans none
the less, and no youthful light has yet
been able to dim the luster of their
Mathewson, Walsh and Wagner!
How much would the average mana
ger bid for this trio? Walsh, the suc
cessor to Joe McGinnity's title of "The
Iron Man," is merely in his prime as a
pitcher. How long Honus Wagner will
last is something that no man can
answer. He is a wonderful ball play
er today, and age does not wither nor
custom stale in his case. Mathewson
may be fading, but you don't convince
anyone who saw him .work in the
world's series of that fact.
Rneker Peer of Sentbeaws.
Still another comparative veteran,
whose name appears in all selections,
is Napoleon Rucker, the Brooklyn Ex
press, greatest of all' left-handers
(with apologies to those who think
that title should go to Eddie Plank).
True, Rube Marquard is a wonderful
southpaw. So is Van Gregg and
Tttr" Hnmiltnn and Georat Tvler.
but they have yet to stand the test of
time as Mapoieon Kucaer nas siuoa Ji
lt is a fine tribute to tne socaiiea
veterans that they are still ranked
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era when new phenoms are of almost
The free handed (manner in which
the baseball leaders are fired now
adays, especially by clubs which seem
to need managers about as much as
anything else, is causing considerable
astonishment in baseball circles.
While Roger Bi snahan's dismissal
was not wholly u, jxpected, in view of
the numerous rep ts of the past year,
it has aroused all ost as much com
ment as the di -charge of Frank
Chance by Charles W. Murphy.
Bresnahan's record with the Car
dinals compares very favorably with
the achievements of numerous other
managers who are considered fairly
successful. While he had a poor sea
son in 191X he was gradually getting
together a pretty good 'ball club, and
he was always a strong road attrac
tion. Miller Huggina, the Cards' second
baseman, -will be Bresnahan's succes
sor, and Huggins friends believe He
will make good. However, any St.
Louis manager has a tough rowflb hoe.
especially under the new regime there,
and Cincinnati is considered a sinecure
to a berth in the Mound City.
Weau "Uses Prerogative.
Cincinnati, by the way. Is still talk
ing about possible successors to
Hennery O'Day, although Hank's rec
ord should warrant another vear's
trial. All in all, the old umpire did
fairly well wivh the Reds.
It is said that ever since Mrs. Brit
ton became head of the St. Louis club
that she has constantly interfered in
the management of the team, some
thing which even as astute an owner
as John T. Brush has hesitated to do
with his managers.
That no team leader can be suc
cessful if he has to obey the whims
of the owner has been proved time
and again. Prooably not even a Mc-
; Graw nor a Connie Mack could finish
in the first division if they were sno-
ject to the baseball caprices of a
J feminine mind or even a masculine
mind, for that matter.
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