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Chicago Cabs Are Confident of Winning the Pennant This Year
EL PASO HERALD
Ritchie Has Made Good as Substitute
Champion Wbese Fighting Name Is a Substitute Continues to Sabstitute
Hardaflips ef Ring for Glare and Jangle of Footlights.
KANSAS CITY. Mo.. Feb. 14. It is
just a possibility that Joe Rivers,
son of Mexico, wilt get the first
championship fight with Willie Ritchie.
Two other persons nave bobbed into the
limelight as mare probable candnidates
for a July 4 contest in San Francisco.
One is Packey McFarland. who is fa-
ored by Billy Nolan, manager of the
campion, and the other is the winnre
f the Wolgast-Murphy fight in Frisco,
February 22. -,
Nolan, Ritchie, T&eiry- aed Packey
net privately here and discussed the
j.ossibility of a fight between the pair
for Jujy 4, th first real chance Packey
has had to meet a champion, because
all the others who held the title dodged
Of course there will be that old
v. eight question bobbing up again, but
they are going to consider that in a
v ery sensible mannerihis time. . Mc
Farlend says he cannot do 133 ring
side. Nolan says he can. Being better
acquainted with what he actually can
do than U Nolan. McFarland agreed
that if the match is made he will go to
California in advance ef the engage'
isent and train. If he 'can do 133 he
will and if not 135 is to be the weight.
This did not suit Nolan exactly, as he
wants Packey to agree to 133 and post
a forfeit guaranteeing that he will
make -the weight. However, as each is
anxious for the fight to -take place, the
weight question may not cause It to
Nolan says Ritchie can whip. MeFar
land at any old weight. If so he should
not let two pounds stand in the way of
a victory that would make his cnam-'
pion 100 percent more popular than he
Is to day -with McFarland undefeated.
The reason Nolan wants Ritchie to
fight McFarland is that -Packey is the
best drawing card in the ring today,
and Nolan made this statement himself.
It is altogether likely that exchani
pion Ad Wolgast and Tom Jones ahve
actually split this time and that Jones'
will hunt up another meal ticket. Wol
gast accepted the match with Tommy
Murphy . against the wishes of Jones,
which is the cause of the trouble.
But Jones is capable of managing
good men and should not be out of a
job long. Those who have hammered
"Cherokee Tom," should r4tt overlook
th fact that he has piloted two good
men to championships Papke and
Wolgast and he is liable to pilot a
third before long, especially if he gets
the right man in the heavyweight division.
Jones is after Jess Willard, but to
date has been unable to make satisfac
tory terms with the manager of the
Jotaes may have been right In his con
tention that Wolgast should not fight
Murphy. Tom believed he could get an
other fight with Ritchie for July 4, and
Wolgast did not think this possible.
Now if Wolgast loses to Murphy, Jones
will be given credit for having used
good judgment. Murphy is a tough
one to whip. He can travel 20 rounds
at top speed. Since his operation Wol
gast has not been at his best. If Mur
phy is in good shape he will give the
Michigan boy oae of the hardest
fights of his career.
Frank Gotch is a very modest cham
pion. 'There is nothing Frank won't do
for the "dear public" If given his
price. Gotch has given out a state
ment that he will gladly return to the
mat and wrestle If the public demands
It and will pay him the insignificant
sum of $20,060 for his services.
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BECOME CHPiNCES HIGHLANDERS!
Ritchie Is Willing to Meet McFarland
Champion's Manager Thinks Packey Can Make 133 Poaads, kt if He Caa't,
135 May Be the Limit-
By E. W. C0CHEAME.
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A Little Sport; A Little Gossip
ACCORDING to the latest reports
Larry Cheney, who did such
good work for the Chicago Na
i ionals. is still a holdout. President
Murphy offered Chehev $30M. but
"heney declares that he will -receive
S5 000 per annum or he will not be
been in action next season.
Frank Chance, new leader of the
New York Americans, was given a biir
reception by the fans when he arrived
in New York. Chance was met at .the
depot by manager McGraw, of the
Giants, and greeted by 3000 people.
Kid Curley. a lightweight of Buf- i
falo. New York, defeated Young Jack
Brien in a 10 round bout at Phila
delphia, the latter's home town. O'Brien
barely las'tedythe limit, bat weathered
the 10 rounds ay his gbeer grit to take
Manager Callahan, of the Chicago
American duk, has signed southpaw
pitcher Russell, late of Fort Worth
George Murphy Johnson, a big pitch
er secured from Hie "Winnebago, 'Neb.,
club, will be given a tryout at the
spring training camp by manager Jim
my Callahan, of the White Sox.
Leon Ketchel. brother of the famous Howley.
Stanley Ketchel, was outpointed in his
initial tryout at New York City, by
Danny Ridge, of New York. Ketchel
used powerful blows, but had little
knowledge of how to handle them.
Ridge hit Ketchel almost at will.
The. report that Kid McCoy has be
come V. depufy sheriff, reminds fans
that life in New York is becoming more
and more precarious.
Adolph Wolgast made a regular
match in San Francisco while Tom
Jones was holding forth in Chicago,
demonstrating how indispensable a
manager Is not.
With Billy Papke and Frank Klaus
fighting for the championship of
France. It behooves Eddie McGoortv
land Jack (Twin) Sullivan to fight for
tne cnampionsnip oi uermany.
Clark Griffith's Cuban recruits are
said to be full of pepper, but what
else could be expected when they live
on hot tamales? - - ' :
The. Philadelphia National club has
traded pitcher Stanley and eatcher
I-ja.n iu ine ruruaoa auo i ine pa
cific coast league, for catcher Dan
COMGV T1IIXKS DCKDBE
WILL "WIN" FROM KILBAE
Offers from Columbus. Ohio, and New
Orleans, La., have been received by
Fnuikle Cnnlev. The New Orlejuis ar
ticles call for him to meet Frankie i Clark and ary "With Bryan t'ompow
BRYAN LEADS IN ,
Russell, a rising lightweight of that
city, and the Columbus contract is
from Nick Albanese, to meet Several of
the local products of Columbus. When
asked who he thought would win in
the Dundee-Kilbane featherweight
championship fight, Conley said that if
Dundee can make the weight he will
win. Conley says that Kilbane is a
fast and clevar fighter, but Dundee car
ries the stiffer punch.
TEAMS PL.VY IIERE SATURDAY
Representing the basketball teams of
the Albuquerque high school, a retinue
of players, both boys and girls, will ar
rive over the Santa Fe Saturday morn
ing and. will meet the local high school
teams Saturday night at the Y. M. C. A.
gym. - The former match betwen the
boys' teams was won by Albuquerque,
and a close match is expected when
the New Mexicans meet the local school.
Trio to Compete for Bowling Ball
Irltchett's Team Iosen Game.
Joe Bryan eclipsed the three game rec
ord of the city Thursday nlgKt at the
Cactus alleys when he rolled a high
average of 225 per game and wound up
with a high total ef 688; which left
him the leading roller qualified in the
bag and ball contest. Lehman, Hill and
Weaber were eliminated last night,
while Clark and Xeary rolled next to
Bryan in the order nailed and were
qualified for the last-week. The ball
will be awarded to the winner next
week when the remaining three will
roll a three game match.
M'CARTY AXD WELLS MAY
X FIGHT IN XEW YORK MARCH 14.
Chicago, IlL. Feb. 14. Luther Mc
carty's next fight will be with Bom
bardier Wells. The place will be Madi
son Square Garden, New York, and
the date will be March 14, or a day
close to that.
This much was agreed between Mc
carty's manager and the proprietors
of the Madison Squatg Garden club, it
was announced here.
Harry Gilmore of this cHy. wiH go
to werk with McCarty in a short time,
it is said.
"PIXG" 1IODIK SIGXS
WITH THE WHITB SOX.
Chicago, IlL, Feb. 1J. President
Comiskey has received the signed con
tract of "Ping" Bodie to play with the
Chicago American league team this
WILLIK RITCHIE, who dispos
sessed Ad Wolgast of his
crown of lightweight cham
pion pugilist of the world, was born
in San Francisco on February 13. 1891.
Ritchie is a living negative of that
good old-fashioned warning of "avoid
substitutes." In the first place, his
fighting name is a substitute. He was
born Geary Steefen not Steffen. His
first appearance in the prize ring was
in 1909 as a substitute for a boxer
named Willie Richardson in a four
round quarrel against Monk Enoch.
Ritchie won by a Knockout in the third
round. Incidentally his fighting name
was attached at- that point, as he
deemed it more prudent lest the family
punishment rod be substituted for the
padded gloves of his opponent on his
arrival at the Steefen residence.
Makes Good 'as Substitute.
Ritchie's first jump into the limelight
of pugilistic prominence likewise was
as a substitute and as a substitute for
the man whom he defeated for the
title. When Wolgast was stricken with
appendicitis just before a scheduled
fight with. Freddy Welsh, the Bri Usher,
a year ago last Thanksgiving. Ritchie,
on 24 hours' notice, was assigned the
job and gave Welsh a terrific battle of
20 rounds at Los Angeles, losing a
Then, to complete the picture, just a
year after date. Ritchie substituted
his own name for that of Wolgast be
hind the magic wortl champion.
But from infancy Ritchie was cast
for the substitute role. He substituted
for two older brothers as the youngest
member of the Steefen family. That
brought him a plentiful supply of sub
stitute clothes during boyhood and
early boyhood days. Some times they
did not fit Willie and he was lost in
their recesses just as some puglistic
critics thought Willie was lost in his
desire to fill the shoes cobbled for
Wolgast. But this substitute boy had
a habit of accomplishing what he went
after, and he grew to the clothes just
as later be grew to the shoes.
The earliest recorded instance of sub
stitution which bears the earmarks of
authenticity is related by Ritchie him
self. It occurred when he was 4 years
old. Mrs. Steefen. capable German
housekeeper, was making that wonder
ful California marmalade. Little Geary
knew the good things of life, especi
ally when made by mother, and sub
stituted himself aa a receptacle for one
jar of the preserved stuff, depositing
the empty can on the pantry shelf.
At school young Steefen was not pug
nacious, contrary to the usual biogra
phy of exeat names which occupy a
setting in pugilism's pages.
The substitution of a fighting spirit
for that of a meek receiver general
came after he had accepted a position,
as office boy in a hardware aind ma
chinery concern. No self-respecting of
fice boy can stand taunts and gibes
from his fellows wltnout proving his
mettle, and Geary lived up to the or
thodox opinion of the genus office
boys. Then he secured work in an au
tomobile repair and machine shop, la
ter becoming a demonstrator.
At this stage of his career the future
great joined a boys' athletic club, where
boxing was one of the features. It was
the custom for the members to change
each other's facial maps for the mere
love of demonstrating the art of self
defence, although It was more often
self-defence. Ritchie, however, proved
the class of this company and earned a
reputation among bis fellows which,
eventually brought him the chance
against Monk Enoch.
Since then Ritchie has bad 43 fights,
losing only four pf them.
With the title safely packed away in
moth balls. Ritchie by direction of his
manager, the same BlBy Nolan who
managed Bat Nelson in the heyday of
the pane's success. subatKoted the
hardships and uncertainties ef the ring
for the glare and jingle of the footlights.
Murphy Is Sure He Will Win Pennant
Owner of Ckkage Cabs Sprprises New York Pass With Good Hwaor Eleven
Cubs Are Batting Over 305:
By W. J. MAC BETxL
rear. Boat wr1tps thnt Ho alralv Ha
Clark rolled good scores In the sec- : berua training in Southern California
lH .nil thtril framAK islth on avaiMA -.a 1,1 1 ' - ...
ond and third frames, with an average
DENTIST TO AOCOMPAXY" GIAXTS.
New York, X. Y., Feb. 14. Manager
McGraw. of the National league club
has announced that he 'will take a den
tist on the team's training trip south.
According to McGraw the stomach
troubles whleh young players are both
ered with ob the training trip are en
tirely due to poor teeth.
3IeF.VRL.VXD CAKCBEs BOLT.
Chicago. 111., Feb. 14. Packy McFar
land has canceled his 10-round boxing
bout with Tommy Sheehan, scheduled to
take place in Superior. Wis., tonight.
McFarland assigned a cold as the cause.
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than you can buy ready made or to order, for from $7.50.
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-New Pattern? Are Arriving Daily ,
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i.irL pVrHJU V1L1I II1C 1UWOBL. mjhv ,U1
and will join manager Callahan's play-
the evening. Bryan relied high game
and total. Strikeouts were credited
to Bryan and HilL Keary also rolled
a'consistent game for two f ainw, and
came third with a total ef 613.
Canron's quintet walloped-the Crltch-
ett five In the Smeller league match, j r-cilie.
A 11 a,,w nftlnla Y, aa wan ,w f'Ani'Vkn a i . '
.ill xwxfnilbs r. on rj- uvp, w
team. Wilkinson was creaitea witn
high game and total, with a high run
of EG3. Weak totals wese' rolled
throagboat the msWh.
The folio wing scages were made:
" - BairCoStestT
Clark. . . .: , 18
Lehman. . . .ITS
High game Bryan. 2S.
High total Bryaa, &SS.
Strikeouts Bryan. 2: HilL
Wilkinson. . . .: 1
PARI-MUTIBL PROYIDBD IX
Jefferson City. Slo. Feb. 14. A bill
j introduced in the. house provides for
J the appointment of a racing commis
sion to have charge of all fairs and
The bill prohibits book making
or the recording of bets.
A clause in the bill it is said, permits
the pari-mutcel system of betting.
srr 216 ssi
187 1S7 647
142 17 490
177 153 499
137 33S - 688
216 182 612
CTBS WILL START GAMBS
- AT 2 THIS'.SRAS&X
Chicago, HL, Feb. 14. Protests
against starting National, league base
ball games at 2 p. m., as announced by
president Murphy, of the Chicago club,
caused Murphy to modify the innova
tion by saying that the games would
be started at 2:30.
Suit to Your Measure
The Only $15 Tailors in El Paso
operating their own mills and sellise direct to the consumer is the Dundee.
That's why we ean give you frost $10 to $15 better values than, any other
' Every Suit is guaranteed to be
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Only One Store in El Paso Remember the Name
W. Stein. 128
Points won MSanro, 4.
-"gh game Wilkinson,
Hi,;, total Wilkinson,
177 187 563
U 170 38a
158 153 470
122 18S 364
134 . 149 452
6S6 79S 2334
161 166 495
101 130 376
146 133 430
133 146 416
138 164 415
679 728 2134
DEAYK1: GETS TIGER PITCHER.
Denver. Co,., Feb. 14. Announce
ment is made uy president James Mc
Gill. of ttu Deh- -n,....... iA
J baseball club. that ne had purchased
J..IIV..C. a.c.uoo N-rom tne uetroit
WARNINRI The famouK "Dundee"
lYnrvmilU. system Is widely Imitated.
We have no connection with any other
store In this city and therefore urge
TOH to come to the right place.
319 San Antonio St.
The Rest Cocgb Synlicinc
"I have used Chamberyijn-S Cough
Remedy ever since I haveeen keep
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bury. Ala. "I consider it ona0f tne
best remedies I ever used. Mjcj,ii.
dren have all taken it and it wvrks
like a charm. For colds and whooPv,K
cough It is excellent." For sale by ai
Ilotel Paso Gel Norte.
The dining room and' grill of Hotel
Paso del Norte is open until midnight.
Meals served a la carte. Excellent service.
Burnetized, posts cheaper and better
than cedar. Lander Lumber Co.
Try the-new Turkish Itntlis and bar
ber shop. Paso del Norte hotel.
Use Domestic Coke.
Southwestern Fnel Co.
C. A. A.
OF SBW ATHLETIC HALL
Owing to the unfinished building, the
opening of the new Catholic Athletic
association hall, scheduled Thareday
cight, was postponed. The postponed
match between the Cactus club and C.
A. A. basketball, which was to have
been played on the opening evening,
was declared off until a later date.
BW YORK. N. Y.. Feb. 14.
While here for the National
- league meeting Charlie Murphy,
of the Chicago Cube, was in an un
usual state of high good humor.
Murphy and his manager, Johnny
Bvers. spent an afternoon in a tour of
inspection at Ebbeta Field.
Murphy returned from Brooklyn .uite
satisfied that the Cubs would be next
"I'll win by three and -a quarter
games at least." declared Chnbbv
j Charles though he wouldn't take any
wree to one on bis opinion. "We II
walk in if Evers can get Orvie Overall
"I'm glad all the papers have us down
and out," Murphy ontinued, "tor then
is the time we always slip through. I
can pick out 11 Cubs who show a bat
ting average of .305. What other big
league club ean do that?" ,
Murphy looks for great things from
Powell, of Kansas City; Gilbert, of
Zanesville. and George Pierce, with the
Gianta last spring. Gilbert and Pierce
are southpaws. Powell is a big right
hander, the sixe of Jeff Tesreau.
Evers seconded every speech made .by
his boss. Johnny declares his pitchers
will be far more effective than the staff
of 1912. He realises that in Tinker he
lost an important cog in the infield, but
thinks that Al BridwaU will fill the
"Bridwell is a young fellow," said
Evers, "and he writes me that his foot
is entirely well again. He injured it
on a rusty nail. Bridwell ia a modest
fellow, and when he tells me he is all
rght I am willing to beHeve him. Give
me the Bridwell ef two years ago and
ril show you the greatest Cab team of
them aa' T
"Smoky Joe" Wood, the here of the
last 'world's championship series, was
on hand to greet McAleer. Jee ran
over from his farm in Pennsylvania, to
talk terms. All but five of the world's
champions have signed for 1913.
But these are the big five" of the
club: the entire outfield trio Speaker,
Hooper and Lewis Wood and Charlie
HalL McAleer ia sure that alt of USem
will be members in good standing be
fore tne Sox set out for Hot Springs,
Ark., on March 7.
Murphy had aa alibi ready against
the arrival of Frank Chance.
"Irresponsible aewanaper men are
guilty- of ail the criticism of Chance
whiten- Baa. been attributed to me." he
said. I think Chance is a great man
ager and a fin baseball asset. I hope
and trust he win prosper in New Tom.'
We had our differences, but I am sin
cere when J. declare I never have ana
never will attempt to-blittle or injure
Frank Navin says all his Tigers will
be In line for the start to Gulfport.
Miss.. February 22. Cobb will report
late, some time toward the end of
March. This star, who signed but re
cently, has bcn given permission to
train with the Augusta (Ga.) team. Ty
finds it impossible to arrange his
business affairs for an earlier beginning.
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