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EL PASO HEHALD
Brickley, Thorpe and Flynn
Clinch Places In All-American
Three Stan t Harvard, Carlisle and Yale Are Slated for Positions in the
BackfieW Brickley and Flynn Meet in Final Game Saturday.
By LOMBARD LAW.
DRICKLEY, Thorpe and Flynn.- II
you are selecting the most bril
liant performer on the gridiron
toaay, pause here and pick. And if
you can satisfactorily single out one
of this sterling trio and discard the
other two then you're some picker.
Judges of the All-American team this
year will be fortunate in not having
to break up the trio. They can per
form their office satisfactorily by
placing all three in the back field.
Most seasons have an individual star
of the Ted Coy type, who stands out
from the rest like a green vest at a
wedding. In 1911 picking the winner
from the pack was a pipe, for there
was Sam White. But look who there
is in 1S12! Cast your eye again upon
Brickley, Thorpe and Flynn.
They certainly look good to the lov
ers of football. Of any one of them it
can be said that he is one of the great
est players that ver donned the mole
skins for his college yes, that he is
one of the grandest performers in all
Center ef Attention.
Players that in some seasons -would
be called sensations, who were. in
fact, called sensations last year and
the year before, hare failed to draw
anything more than passing notice
this fall. Interest being centered on
Brickley, Thorpe and Flynn. These
three have monopolised the spotlight,
to the utter exclusion of many really
great players. The pre-season dope
was principally devoted to a string of
All-American veterans Wendell, Har
vard halfback; Bomeisler, Yale end;
Devore, Army tackle; Mercer, Penn
sylvania fullback; Morey, Dartmouth
halfback, and Pendleton. Princeton
halfback. Every one of these men Is
now playing: as grand a game as that
which won him his All-American hon
ors. but they have done little basking
in the limelight since Brickley, Thorpe
and Flynn began indulging their wild
Jim Thorpe, of the Carlisle Indian
school, is the world's greatest living
athlete He won his title with ease
at the Olympic games. And it looked
as if it was going to be easier still
for him to gain the title of world's
frreatest football player, after he be
an kicking goals and striding over
tacklers early last month. He showed
at the start that he had lost none of
those almost uncanny qualities of
speed, courage and strength, which
have made him a veritable world beat
er in every line of sport which he has i
Thome tAealBHt Good Mas.
It took "Lefty," Flynn to divert at
tention from Tnorpe. This happened
when Tale played the Army, Carlisle
having an unimportant game that day.
In the Army game Flynn made it clear
thai the bie indlan was going to be
up against compeiitionJor the season's.!
individual laurels, worm Dealer or n
There were now two sensational
gridiron luminaries, each with that
terrific lunge that pierces any line,
that shiftiness of foot that bewilders
all tacklers. that powerful drive that
lasts till the last possible inch of
ground is gathered In and each hav
ing, above all, a phenomenal ahility to
boot the ball.
Football fame, alas. Is a thing of
evanescence. No sooner did Thorpe
and Flynn lay off one Saturday than
Charley Brickley, another Olymplo
performer, one of tile greatest of the
American hop-atep jumpers, suddenly
burst over the football horizon and
he has never been out of sight since.
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It was against Williams taat Brickley
really found himself. He drop-kicked
over the standards as easily from one
side of the 36 yard line as from the
other. Two touchdowns and two field
goals against Amherst the following
Saturday. Three field goals was his
contribution in the Brown game, and
when he got three more against
Princeton 'it simply piled on the agony
for the worried bugs who have to tell
who is the football hero of 1912.
Is Geed Kicker.
Brickley kicks equally well on
the drop or from placement. Most of
his goals this season have been on
drop kicks, but some of the most diffi
cult chances that drive from, the 47
yard line in the Princeton game, for
instance have been booted from place
ment. Flynn drives the ball an unearthly
distance when he's booting up to top
form, and running with the ball he Is
one of the hardest men in the world
to down. Both are stone walls of de
Thorpe is one of the most dangerous
men to opponents that ever played in
a back field. Fast and powerful on all
kinds of attack and defence, he can be
classed with the most illustrious of
those immortals who live in history as
gods of the gridiron.
It is up to aome one of this tri
umphant triumvirate to spring some
kind of a thriller .today or next Sat
urday something that will establish
hinj as the greatest.
Three for Big Noise.
Maybe Flynn will run a kickoff back
through Brickley and all the rest of
the Harvard team. Unlikely, perhaps,
but you're away wrong if you think
you can prognosticate what Lefty is
going to do. Or maybe Brickley will
hop, step and jump part way down
the field and then, -confronted by
Flynn, dropkick squarely over the goal
posts, only to find out next day that
his fame has been eclipsed because
Jim Thorpe made a touchdown by car
rying a whole team of tacklers the
length of the field on his back.
CAPTAIN OP ELEVEN PLAYS IX
GAME WITH BROKEN NECK
Alma. Mich., Nov. 21. An X-ray ex
amination of captain Ephie Johnson, of
the Alma college football team showed
that Johnson played the last half of
the Alma-Detroit game last Saturday
with a- broken neck. He was kicked in
the neck at the beginning of the sec
ond half and was in great pain before
the game ended. It was thought the
injury was to his muscles until the
radiograph was made.
GIBBONS BESTBD BY McCARROK.
Philadelphia, Pa., Nov. 21. Jack Mc
Carron, of Allentown, Pa., outfought
Mike Gibbons, of St. Paul, in a six
round bout at the National Athletic
club. Gibbons showed more science
nut appeared aver-caatoua, whila-JBe-"
Carron by forcing the fighting through
the bout earned the popular decision.
He missed many swings but occasion
ally landed hard.
HAVDBS TO MAXAGE LOUISVILLE. .
Louisville. Ky, Nov. 3L Outfielder
John F. Hayden, it is announced, will
manage the Louisville club of the
American association under its new
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Boasts of Its Fighting Chanipion
Philadelphia Has Developed Many Pugilists, but None of Them Has Ever
Gained a Title Brooklyn Holds Record for Champs.
FROM records of knights of the
squared circle, who have roamed
from the scenes of their boyhood
days and settled down in other places,
it appears that nearly every big city
east and west, north and south, can
lay claim to having produced a recog
nized title holder, with the exception
of Philadelphia. It has been the
boast of the Quaker City for years
that it has developed more pugilists
by five to one than any other burg
in the world. Yet not in the history
-of the prize ring has a fighter from
the city of Brotherly Love been able
to affix the title of champion to his
There is no plausible argument to
advance for the failure of the Phila
delphia bred scrapper to rcarh the top
rung of the ladder. Some rattling good
lads have been turned Out, 'there, plenty
of "near champs," but just about the
time their championship aspirations
looked a if they might be realized,
some enemy from the outer world
would block the way with a strenuous
jaw jolt and relegate the Quaker to a
Brooklyn Long en Champs.
Brooklyn and Boston have developed
more "world's champions than any
other cities in America, with the hon
ors slightly in favor of the first men
tioned. While Brooklyn no longer pos
sesses a separate identity, being mer
ged into Greater New York, yet for the
purposes of this article it must be con
sidered accordingvto its old time rec
ord. In the heavyweight division
Johnny Dwyer, before the advent or
John L. Sullivan, was America's cham
pion. James Dunne, keeper of the
Brooklyn city hall, was counted evem a
better man than Dwyer, but he only
fought a few battles, in which he was
victorious and retired. When Jack
Dempsey defeated Pete McCoy for the
middleweight championship. Brooklyn
furnished another champion, and a few
years later Jack McAuliffe, a neighbor
and fellow workman of Dempsey's in
Brooklyn, won the lightweight cham
pionship by defeating Harry Gilmore.
With the death of Dempsey, not long
after being whipped by Fitzsimmons,
and the retirement of McAuliffe. a new
champion in the bantamweight division
made his appearance, the "Terrible
Terry" McGovern. For a number of
years the little Brooklynite held sway
until dethroned by "Young" Corbett
Sullivan Bern In llosloa.
Boston has the distinction of being
the birthplace of the most popular
Palzer's Friends Protest Against
Verdict In Favor of Tony Ross
O'Remke Admits That the Big White Ifcepe Pat Up aJBsor FigaJtV-hatHe Is
Going te Keep' Him Busy Kelson Will Use His Own Geng la Ring.
By ED. CUXLEY. ' :
EW YORK, X. Y., Nov. 21.
Friends of Albert Palzer de
clare that if a referee's decision
had been allowed he would have re
ceived a draw at the end of the six
round bout with Tony Ross in Phlla-
I delphia. Tbey vigorously protest
against the opinion of some ringside
sharps that Palzer received a hard
thrashing. Tom O'Rourke, Palzer's
manager, admits that the big white
hope put up a poor fight and proved
that he is still in need of a vast
amount of ring work before he goes
up against the winner of the Jim
Flynn-Luther McCarty battle at Ver
non, CaL, on December 10. O'Rourke,
it might be said, was bitterly , disap
pointed by Palzer's showing against
the husky Ross. After the mill the
excuse -was offered that Palzer had
been suffering from a heavy cold, but
did not call off the match with Ross
because he expected to win easily.
Persons who saw the scrap declare
that Palzer was slow and clumsy and
that Ross outclassed him in boxing
skill. Ross also made the Iowa giant's
nose bleed practically at the start, and
that worried Palzer a lot. Ross was
in the pink of condition.
O'Rourke says that he intends to
send Palzer after second raters, in
cluding Jim Stewart and Sandy Fergu
son, within the next few weeks, if only
to give the big fellow plenty of actual
Palzer looked all over a coming
champion of the world when he
stopped Al Kaufman here last win
ter, but the feat, as it turned out, was
not so very wonderful, inasmuch as
Luther McCarty recently stopped Kauf
man in half the time required by Pal
zer. Because of his break with
O'Rourke last spring Palzer allowed
himself to get out of physical condi
tion so that he was hog fat when he
boxed Bombardier Wells in the garden.
It is a matter of record that Palzer,
after beating Wells, refused to live up
to a written agreement to box Mc
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fighter of modern times the great
John L. Sullivan, who for 12 years held
the heavyweight championship of the
world. George Dixon, although a na
tive of Nova Scotia, lived the greater
part of his life in Boston. It was there
he learned the fighting game and the
featherweight "champion made ' that
city his home. Joe Gosa, although
an Englishman, beat Tom Allen for the
American heavyweight championship,
and at the time was a resident of Bos
ton, where he eventually died.
Paddy Ryan, who defeated Goss for
the heavyweight championship, was a
native of Troy, N.' Y. James J. Cor
bett, who wrested the heavyweight
laurels from Sullivan, first saw the
light of day in San Francisco, while
Bob Fitzsimmons, who defeated Cor
bett, was born in Kngland. Jim Jef
fries is a native of Los Angeles, Cal.,
and his conqueror, Johnson, hails from
Kid Lavigne, who succeeded McAu
liffe as the lightweight champion, -was
born in Saginaw, Mich. His successor,
Frank Erne, was a Buffalo product,
and Joe Gans, who took the title away
from Erne, claimed Baltimore for his
home town. Battling Nelson, although
born in Denmark rose to fighting ele
ment and snared Gans title while a
resident of Chicago, where he stilt
lives. Ad Wolgast, the present mon
arch of the lightweight grade, is an
other Michigan star, with Cadillac for
his birthplace. Tommy Warren, the
featherweight champion 20 odd yease
ago, hailed from Texas, and Ike Weir.
the "Belfast Spider," who succeeded
Warren, was from the "ould sod."
Johnny Murphy, of Boston, claimed a
victory over Weir and at that time
grabbed the featherweight champion
ship. Cal McCarthy, who beat Murphy,
was from Jersey City and was de
feated in turn by Dixon.
Bantams In Chicago.
Chicago has reared champions in the
bantamweight division. In the early
90's Jimmy Barry held the title and
retired undefeated. Harry Forbes was
bantam king until defeated by Frankie
Neil, of California, and Harry Harris,
another Chlcagon whipped Pedlar
Palmer, of Kngland, before the Na
tional Sporting club, of London, for the
bantamweight championship of the
world in 1900.
Tommy Kelley. the "Harlem Spider,"
was New York's 115 pound representa
tive 18 years ago. He was then the
recognized bantam champion and lost
the title to Billy Primmer, of
Carty in the Garden within six weeks.
Palzer, under O'Rourke's mentor
ship, is bound to improve, but how
Charles Ledoux, the French bantam
champion, is called little Sam Lang
ford in Paris because of his powerful
shoulders and back development. Le
doux has come here to fight both Kid
Williams and Johnny Coulon. The lat
ter already has signed with the Forty
fourth Street Sporting club for a
match with Ledoux on December 6.
Word comes from London that so
many members of the National Sport
ing club believe that referee Corri
should hare called the Freddy Welsh
Matt Wells bout a draw instead of
handing a verdict to Welsh, that man
ager Bettison has signed the boxers
for another 20 round bout in February.
George McDonald, Matt Wells's man
ager, in a private cablegram to a friend
in this city, says that the worst that
Wells should have received waa a draw
and that as a matter of fact he was
clearly outfighting Welsh to the fin
ish. McDonald also says that the
leading sporting critics scored the
referee's ruling. Corri. it will be re
membered, was scorched for calling the
first Langford-McVey fight a draw.
Langford beat McVey on that occa
sion, according to competent eye wit
nesses, but Corri could not see it.
Battling Nelson, who is matched to
box ten rounds with Leach Cross at
the Forty-fourth Street Sporting club
on the afternoon of Thanksgiving day.
is bringing his own gong to be rigged
at the ringside. Nelson is so deaf that
he cannot hear the ordinary bells in
use at boxing clubs, so he has pur
chased a huge fire gong that can be
heard above the din of any crowd.
Nelson looks to be made to order for
Cross and will be a lucky boxer if he
stays the limit with the heavy-hitting
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played for a while after the regular
bowling game had been played Wed
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affair in future and Wednesday night
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In the City league game Calishers
i team defeated the Courthouse by a
score of 2782 to 24S9. Barela scored
uibii game wun zzv ana nign total
with 632, and also made a strikeout.
In the Industrial league the EL P. &
S. W. team defeated the Moose club by
a score of 2390 to 2098. Jacobs, of the
losing team, made high game with 209
points, and Wood, of the winners, made
high total with 477 pins. Graves, of
the Moose club, made a strikeout.
Calisher" s team
Barela 206 22
Blumenthal .... 176 175
Calisher 12 162
Suggs 187 188
Bryan 17 199
Totals 925 943
Sukerman 1C8 151
Grandover ...... 148 164
Foster 170 157
Watson 160 JS7
Ford 21J I
Totals 859 745 885 2489
High game Barela, 229.
High total Barela, 682.
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Morris 170 125 148 443
Crowley 144 159 165 468
Lof 156 154 123 433
Vaughin 181 143 145 469
Wood 163 ICC 148 477
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Graves ......... 113
Keys 103 -
Berghauer ..... 144
209 143 445
1S9V 139 411
IS 148 410
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136 128 394
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High total Wood. 477.
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I HARVARD COMPLETES PRACTICE
FOR GAME AGAINST YALK
Cambridge. Mass.. Nov. 21. Harvards
preparation for the game with Yale is
practically completed. After a secret
session of varied practice the squad was
given a demonstrative reception by the
The 'varsity squad started by tack
ling the dummies. The linemen were
taken aside for special coaching while
the ends chased up and down the grid
iron under punts by Felton and Hard
wick. Afterwards the first and second teams
lined up in scrimmage, the second team
ranntner through the known Yale plays
-without making appreciable beadwax.
wmie tne varsixy uncDnrw lis
reportoire of offensive strategy planned
AMATEUR BOXER DROPS DEAD
BEFORE BLOW IS STRUCK.
New York, N. Y., Nov. 21. A young
amateur boxer fell dead in the ring
here last night before a blow had been
Frederick Merten. a clerk, is years
old, had put on the gloves for an ex
hibition bout with Thomas Holmes, a
driver, 19 years old. Merten was walk
in to the center of the ring to shake
hands when he reeled and fell against
Holmes. Holmes thought Merten was
joking and shoved him aside. He fell
to the floor dead.
A hospital physician declared death
was due to heart failure induced by
excitement. Holmes was held on a
technical charge of homicide.
DALHURT FORMS ATHLETIC CLUB.
Dalhart, Tex., Nov. 21. The Dal
hart Athletic club, with over 100 mem
bers, is one of the recent organizations
promulgated here. The location is on
Main between Third and Fourth streets
in the Famous building, on the ground
floor. The equipment has been in
stalled and reading and rest rooms are
1IOPP8 RETAINS TITLE.
New York. N. Y.. Nov. 21. Willie
Hoppe retained his title as champion
18.2 bllliardist by defeating Ora Morn
ingstar in the final game of the cham
pionship tournament here last night by
the score of 500 to 276.
MANY RUNNERS TO COMPETE.
Chicago, 111.. Nov. 21. Seventy-eight
runners representing 13 colleges and
universities have entered for the fifth
annual collegiate conference cross
country run which will be held in
Evanston Saturday morning.
POLICE STOP FIGHT.
Sydney, N. S. W.. Nov. 21. In a
scheduled 15 round fight here, Ercole
Balzeca, of France, was given a de
cision over Ernie Zanders, an Ameri
can, at the end of the 12th round. The
fight was stopped by the police.
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Unfortunate Year For the
Title Holders In Britain
The Prise Fighters From Over There Have Had Some Hard Kaocks Johnson
Incident Recalls am Affair in the Fiji Islands.
By T. S. AWDKBWS.
p-jri HE past year has been most un-
iortunate lor tne British title
holders in the boxing line.
Digger Stanley, the bantamweight
champion, was beaten by the French
boy, Charles Ledoux, now in this
country; Iron Hague, the heavyweight,
was beaten by Bombardier -Wells; Jim
Sullivan, the middleweight champion,
.was put to dreamland by Billy Papke
and later forfeited the British title to
Jack Harrison, another English mid
dleweight, who recently was knocked
out in one round in New York, by Ed
die McGoorty, the Wisconsin crack;
Matt Wells, the lightweight title hold
er, was signally defeated by Packey
McFarland in a ten round bout in
New York and later lost on a foul to
Hughie Mehegan, the Australian cham
pion; Young Joseph, the welterweight
champion, lost to Johnny Summers,
leaving Sid Smith, the flyweight cham
pion, as the only one not to have his
title kicked about.
Young Joseph is trying to do the
comeback act, as he knocked out one
of the challengers the other night in
London, but Summers has his hands
full taking care of other challengers,
among them Jack Morris, who recent
ly defeated Harry Duncan, the boy
who gave Jimmy Clabby a twenty
round argument in 1911. Jim Sulli
van is also trying to come back and
has challenged Papke and Carpentier
for a match, or rather the champion
ship of Europe. Bombardier Wells
seems to be the only one sure of his
title for a while and both Carpentier
and Papke are after him for a try at
the heavyweight championship of
There was a time when only British
fighters battled for the championships
across the pond, but since the French
and Danes have taken up the boxing
game in such an enthusiastic manner,
there is nothing certain for the Brit
ishers now when it comes to European
champions, as Ledoux demonstrated
when h defeated Digger Stanley for
the title. There is one British title
the featherweight which has been in
good hands for some time. Jem Dris
coll has held the fort among the
feathers and ho is the one man whom
Abe Attell had the greatest respect
for in the ring.
Jem has been under the weather for
some time, but is recovering and an
nounces that he will fight Owen Mo
ran, his old rival, before retiring, and
may then make a trip to the states
again, and meet the lightweight cham
pion, to show that he is still there
with the goods. The Britishers will
need a few more boxers of the Jem
Driscoll type if they expect to hold
their place among the topnotchers.
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FRANK CHANCE will direct the
destinies of the New York Ameri-
, cans in 1913 if Frank Farrell is
i successful in his negotiations to get
i the peerless leader out of the National
league. Farrell steadfastly asserts
I that he has made no overtures to the
deposed leader of the Cubs. These as
sertions fall in line with a policy to
keep the matter of negotiations as
secret as possible. That Farrell has
broached the matter to Chance, and
broached it in no light vein", comes
from the peerless leader himself. When
"Husk" went to the coast after his
fight with Murphy he told a close
friend that he would surely be in New
York next season if he could get out
of the National league. He said that
Frank Farrell had made him a gener
ous offer, one that would more than
compensate him for the ignominy of
his dismissal from the Cubs.
u Koger Bresnahan has returned to
fct. Louis. Not to interview the St
Louis management though, explains
Roger; just personal business which
may ceVer a multitude of things. He
announced that he has received offers
from three National league and two
American association teams for his ser
vices as catcher. The Cubs, Pirates
and Reds are after Roger.
Eddie Douglas, the Irish bantam
weight, had his nose broken in his bat.
tie with Young Libbey in New York,
and the referee stopped the contest in
the seventh round at Douglas' request.
Douglas' nose was broken in the sec
ond round, but he gamely continued.
Sam H. Harris, theatrical manager
says that he is negotating for .the
purchase of the Philadelphia National
league baseball club.
Pitcher Ford, of the Highlanders, has
had three seasons of remarkable re
verses. In 1910 he led all pitchers with
2C victories and six defeats; in 1911,
with his team in sixth place, his record
waa 22 victories and 11 defeats, tieing
Joe Wood. In 1912 Boston finished
first and New York last. And while
Wood led his league in wins with 33
victories. Ford led in defeats with 21
The only slow thing about Jean
Dubuc, of Detroit, is his delivery. Jean
wants something more than popular
ity for the good work he did the past
season and flashed a demand on Hugh
Jennings for an increase so quickly af
ter his contract for the season expired
that Hughey said he wanted time to
think it over. Dubuc threatens to quit
unless he gets what he wants.
The Reds have a training camp all
ready at Mobile but no one to train
Fred Snodgrass has been offered the
role of Mr. Bones in a minstrel show.
There are those who insist that Fletch.
er and Merkle. also of the Giants, are
better qualified to fill the bill.
Manager -Evers has the promise of
Manager McGraw. given last season to
take his young brother. Joe. south on
the training trip next spring. If Joe
proves to be a star the Cul leader
may regret having turned him over to
Bill James, who will cast his for
tune with manager Stallings and the
Boston Braves next season, will suc
ceed Joe Wood as the idol of Boston
fans next season. He is said to possess
as much vapor as Smoky Joe. in addi
tion to which he has a spitter.
Mike Gibbons, the St. Paul middle
weight, has started for New York with
his manager, Eddie Keddy where lib-
bons will meet Eddie McCoo.ty in ,v l ,
round bout on December 2. ' Uibbons
his arrogance and boastfulness, recalls
a happening at Souva, in the Fiji
islands, in 1910, when I accompanied
Billy Papke, Jimmy Clabby, Johnny
Thompson and Ray Bronson to Aus
tralia. Previous mention has been
made of it, but it is brought in at this
time to show the similarity of feeling
in the far away islands regarding the
black man and his arrogant ways
when given any leeway.
On our arrival there we were ap
proached by Mr. Barker, one of the
leading men of the city, who said:
"Please do ua a favor and show these
natives no quarter when your Yankee
boys bbox them here tonight. When
Tommy Burns and others were hers
they let the blacks hit them, just for
the fun of the thing, and the result
has been that they imagine themselves
superior to the whites. We have had
all kinds of trouble with them since
and they must be watched at an times.
I mean this, so go ahead and knock
their blocks off."
Can you imagine it being necessary
to tell such men as Papke, Clabby.
Thompson and Bronson to go after the
blacks in bouts of that kind! It was
just what they wanted and Clabby
begged to be given the first coon.
Evening came and the opera house was
packed, many of the spectators being
men and women from the steamer.
The native whom Clabby faced stood
six feet two inches and weighed about
210 poinds. He was a magnificent
specimen of manhood, but lacked
knowledge of the game; in fact, he
was anything but game. When they
shook hands Clabby jabbed the big
fellow about one dozen times on the
nose and mouth before he knew what
happened. Then Jimmy got him into
a clinch and used the loop-the-loop on
him so fast that he just plastered his
face with gloves from all directions.
When the native goose he made
a wild dash for the side, jumped the
ropes, dashed down the aisle, out the
front door and down the street to the
wharf. He could not be induced to re
turn, saying Clabby was a devil. The
next three men fared even worse, for
Bronson, Papke and Thompson gave
their men a severe beating and put
them to the bad without so much as
getting their hair raffled. It was all
Yankee that night and the natives
were heard to murmur the next morn
ing: "White fighter too much for
Mr. Barker came to the boat after
ward and personally thanked the bovs
for their splendid work. "Why. if you
had brought a regiment of soldiers
here you could not have done more
good," said Mr. Barker. 'They will be
as good as Sunday school children now
until some one tries to spoil them
again. That was worth much to us
and vr va.nt in lfr vim ha.n n .. .
T predate it They will not be sojr
I rogant hereafter, you may restas-
sureu or that."
Fan's Hop Pipe
admits that McGoerty is a great fight
er hnt h i Minfifl.n, vh... b, mam ifa
; feat him in ten rounds.
Harry Trendall. the St. Louis light
weight, has been. signed to meet Bert
Keyes, of New York, in a 10 round bout
at St. Louis en November 23.
Freddie Welsh, who recently defeated
Matt Wells for the British lightweight
championship at London, ng., has de
cided to return to this country as soon
as he has recovered from the effects of
his recent fight, and will seek bouts
with either Packey McFarland or Ad
In spite of the reports that he would
retire defeated or undefeated at the
end of the present year, lightweight
champion Wolgast declares that he will
go on fighting as long as he can Cght
and as long as there is money In the
game for him. Wolgast is making
preparations for his bout with Willie
.Ritchie at San Francisco on Thanks
Reports are now in circulation that
Frank Dillon, manager of the Los An-
! geles club in the Pacific coast league.
is being boosted for the position as
manager of the Cinc.nnatl Reds next
EKDOUX OrTPOEXTS RKDDT.
New York, N. Y- Nov. 21. Charles Le
doux. .French bantamweight champion,
outpointed Battling Reddy, of Harlem
all through their 10 round bout here
last night. The Frenchman carried on
a wild rushing fight, swinging blindly
with left and right and the local boxe
spent most of his time covering or run
ning away. In the 10th the visitor for a
moment ha -Reddy groggy. Reddy re
covered and finished strong.
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