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What's Doing' in the World of Sport.
Many stones have been told regard
fng the first fights of Champion Jim
Jeffries, but none yet has told of the
real initial scrap oi the big fellow. \\ c
have in Spokane an old schoolmate of
the champion's, who is well known in
the northwest, named Tom Smith, and
better known as "Colonel Tom." Tom
anight be called a real tough kid in the
days when Jeffries and he used to
•swipe coal from the Southern Pacific
in Lo* Angeles, and many ate the sto
ries lie tells of the now world lamed
Jeffries. Colonel Tom was in a remin
iscent mood last nigut and when the
'Jeffries subject was broached he im
fiediately utarted a stiing of tales 01
!ie early days of the champion that
gvould make the big fellow shudder.
"Talking about the first fight* ot
the champions," said Smithy "but I
think Jeffries first found out "that had
the real scrappy qualities in his when
he went up against a big Swede in Los
named Ole. There was a cer
tain saloon keeper there that boasted
■he possession of a bulldog that could
ptk anything in the chewing business
In southern California. Over on the
west side some Swedes also boasted
the possession of a bull that was touted
Es being able to lick seven kinds of dev
s out of this other dog. Well, the
hpahot of the whole matter after the
most of those interested had got into
innumerable fights over the fighting
Dualities of the dogs, was that a match
§ras finally arranged.
"On the morning when the big fight
Iras to come off we all laid off from
tyork and about 7 o'clock saw all on
•ur way to the west side and out for
fore. We kept ths matter a great
rret so the cops wouldn't get next
the gams, and had it all arranged
Sithout their knowledge. Jim Jeffries
ho was then an apprentice in a boil
cxmaking establishment, teas placed
th the comer with our dog, and in the
homer of theaenemy v> a great, raw
toned Swede boy, who next to the bull-
Bog was about the toughest proposi
tion in a fight that ever happened. We
fton had the doge hard at it, and the
rft&t thing wt knew it was wound wp
Ip a free-for-all, and I found myaelf
tangled up with a mesa of Swedes
that had me all in when Jim came to
Boy assistance and got Into ths game
fchnself. Then the tough Swede start
ed to go some, and the way he and
Veffrieg fought was a treat. It was
Bbout a standoff, when someone yelled
Jfeolice,' and the bunch scattered. Next
Hay we fixed up the first glove con
test .Tefries had ever been in. All the
|>reliminaries were for the
■text Sunday, and at the appoint" 1
■our we brought them together. Both
arete stout lads—simply a couple of
>oung bulla. The ancient gladiators
Brere not in it. and those two fellows
jjfought rings around anything I have
Brver seen since.
"Along about the tenth round the
Hwede was all in. and Jeffries landed
that left of his which has since made
•im famous in all his battles. It cop
ped the Swede, all right, and for a
time we thought it was a esse of tak
ing to the woods, as Oles jaw was hit
go hard he wag out for fully an hour."
MICHIGAN'S "BK THREE ". !
YOST. BAIRD. FITZPATRIGK
'ANN AIIBOR, Midi., Oct. 16-
--iWcbtern football knows no trio bet
ter than the "big three" of Michigan
—Yost, Baird anu Pitxpatrick, couch,
manager and physical director of the
famous "point a minute ' team.
"HURRY UP" YOST
Kidding. Harry Yost is acknowledged
the area test one man coach in the
country. He began his gridiron work at
the University of West Virginia, wheie
he played two years, and went to La
fayette and played tackle on the best
team that school ever had, defeating
Pennsylvania o to 4.
He liegan coaching at Ohio Wesley an
in '97, when that school won the state
championship and held Michigan 041.
In '98 he went to Nebraska and took
of a team of raw men, which,
through bis efforts, won the eastern in
trrcollrgiutc championship. Then he
couched the Kansas university team.
That year's story is football history,
the eleven becoming western chain
pions. |.i)..nd Stanford then secured
DO NOT LIKE
Officials of the "eastern race tracks
are having a lot of trouble this season
in attempting to regulate evils and
undesirable features arising from the
betting. Early in the year an attempt
to check "Pittsburg l'hil" was made by
an order refusing further entries from
that horseman. Phil had to sell his
horses, but all reports that now com"
from the easi agree he is the biggest
winner this year on the American turf
in money won in the betting ring. In
other words, Phil, with no horse of
his own to bother about, has won vait-
Ij more than he did before his horsei
were barred. Recently John J. Ryan,
a man who never lias contributed any
thing to the good of racing, but has
for some time been a high roller in bet
ting ring and poolrooms, had a streak
of luck on the Xew York tracks and
pocketted many tens of thousands of j
dollars. This grated harshly on the;
stewards' neives. but they could devise
BO way to stop Ryan. The latter I
stands barred on the western track!
because of his connection with winter
nierry-go-rounda. but the east has not
recognized this ruling.
John A. Drake recently made a bljf
winning on one of his own horses. Trin
ity Bell. Drake previously had lost
heavily on this same animal, it is said,
but when he finally won with ber ii
aroused the wrath of the eastern stew
ards aad they started an investigation,
which resulted in nothing except news- '
paper notoriety. As a result of it all,
however, the eastern officials are agreed
on one point, and that is they must da
vise some means to discourage heavy
betting. They make the incontrovertible
point that racing, if conducted as it I
should be, is not for the big bettors, but
for the amusement of the general public
and that the heavy gamblers who take
$100,000 cut of the ring j n one day
should be diapensed with.
Nobody is going to dispute the desir
ability of this, but just how it can be
accomplished is not so easy to see. If it
is permissible for a man to make a "rea
sonable" bet, it may not be so tolerable
for htm to make a big wager, but how is
a dividing line to be established? Then
there are those who say the wealthy
eastern men must begin to reform a lit
tle nearer home. The charge is made
that while the aristocratic men who
control the sport do not themselves go
Into the betting ring and wager large
sums, it ia not unusual for them to do
so through persons known as "club
house betting commissioners." I£ the
other big bettors are to be barred, what
about the clubhouse commissioners?
Broad and Mowatt.
NEW ORLEANS, La., Oct. 10.-Box-j
ing is to be resumed in New Oilcans
tonight and the Southern Athletic club,
which is to give the initial show, has
arranged a good program of events.
The principal number on the card is to
be a 10-round contest between "Kid"
Broad of Cleveland and Tommy Mow
att of Chicago. The two men appear
to be in prime condition and an inter
esting contest is expected to result.
the services of Yost for 1900 and he
made a championship eleven fur the
Chat, Baird secured Yost for Mich
igan and the result even the kindergarten
classes know. In his home Yost was
considered a good hall player, having
played with Cnaa, Hickman, the Cleve
land American league first baseman, aa
t HAS. BAIRD.
Chat. Baird came to Ann Arbor in .
IKOO and entered the law department
That fall he was sub quarter. The
next year ho entered the literary de
partment and was elected to the ath
letic board as itw freshmen reprcscnta
live. He played end on the eleven an 1
won his "M." In 'fl.'l he Wai elected
football manager and held the position
for two succeeding yean, in os he re
ceived his degree as A. 8., and by rea
son of his business ability was employed
as manager of the eleven for the ensuing
In '9H his services were needed and
he wns called to the position as gradu
ate manager of athletics, which position
he now holds. His interest in devel-
Speed will b« What Whitman will
I rely on this year to gain her victories
on tlte bridiron. The first game will
jbe Saturday, at Walla Walla with
j the Spokane high school. This is stir
| l ing up interest among football men
jto fever heat. Captain Brown of
Whitman said: "The team will be
probably live pounds to the man lighter
than last year, but much faster. We
will Una up lor the regular positions
next week. The whole week will he
spent in perfecting old plays and devel
oping new ones and above all getting
speed. That will be the great thing
for next week. We will work up more
speed. The men must line up like
lightning. That is to be the keynote
of our playing this year."
The game with the high school will
be played on an entirely new plan.
There will be two speedy sets of en da
and barks, which will be changed at
the end of the first half. The game
next week will be used by Coach Allen
and Captain Brown as a tryout for
the 'varsity team. There is probably
the best bark tield man about equal.
The men who develop the best in this
game will get places on the team. The
aim in this game will be to run up a
big score nnd develop fast work.
In undertaking a game with the
Whitman college the Spokane team an
ticipate defeat. They go out of their
class. Manager Lewis Fassett and
Coach Hooker both accompany the
team. Manager Fassett says:
"We hardly expect to defeat the col
lege, but then, you see, we get the ben
efit of good practice and that's what
is needed most."
The lineup of the Spokane tetam is
Scott, left end: Brown, left tackle;
Xowlin. left guard; Davis, center; Mat
thews, right guard; Samuels, right
tackle; Schmidt, right end; Coolidge.
quarter; Allen, fullback and captain;
Gregory, right half. Substitutes: De
huff, Rogers, Stambaugh.
From the ever lucid football experts
we learn that, while all the big teams
are showing excellent form, the results
of ■•'■:!( tice games indicate absolutely
nothing. fj It R.tf.ttttfl
Herrera and Long Draw
The Herrera-Long bout at Vancouver,
B. C. Inst night resulted in a draw,
neither lighter having any the better
of it, ami both being well tired out
after the finish of the 20th.
oping his department is only soon by
close observation. lie constantly plana
for coming years and to his foresight
is due the present healthy condition o£
athletics in the university. The alumni
und student body now realize this, es
pecially since he refused that temut
mg offer of Killilea'a to become mana
ger of the Boston National league team.
He is considered without a peer as l
manager of college athletics.
For 15 year! the name of Keene Fit*
putrirk has been associated with col
lege work. In 1890 and '91 he was
trainer at Yale. He then accepted a
position as director of the new Michi
gan gymnasium club in Detroit. It
waa in '94 that he came to Ann Arbor
us trainer of the Michigan team.
He acted as instructor of the gym
nasium classes and trainer of the foot
ball and track teams during '94 and '95,
when Cornell and Chicago bowed down
to Michigan. In '96 and '97 Keene re
turned to Yale as trainer of the eleven.
W hen Baird returned to Michigan he
immediately secured Fitgpatrick as
trainer and director of the new Water
Fitzpatrick can spot an athlete on
sight. His care of the teams is fath
erly. Tie is constantly worrying over
the players, as if they were his off
ipring, and the reason so few Michigan
men are injured ia due chiefly to the
magnificent physical condition he gets
them in before allowing them to
participate in play. Truly, in these
men. Michigan has a host to be
Tonight the club members of the
Coeur dAlene bowling alleys will at
tempt to outdo those who rolled last
Friday night and at the same time
make us high an average as possible
in the hopes of being among the five
highest men who will be selected after,
about four weeks to represent the
alleys in the coming championship
games. Owney Patton, manager of the
alleys, Btated last night that the club
is meeting with a line play und success
was already assured. Ho is Confident
that before winter is well along he will
huve developed the champion bowlerl
of the city.
"Dutch Jake" spends most of his
time on the alleys now during the day
and there are few in the city who
can hand him anything iv the rolling
Jake got his initiation into the game
in the old country, where every other
back yard is equipped with an alley
made of clay. There it is the national
game, and it's a poor bob indeed whose
backyard don't have the game.
THE SPOKANE PRESS; FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1«, lOOfr.
A peculiar state of uffairs is said t I
exist in regard to boxing in Baltimore,
where the people are very fond of the
sport. In the state of Maryland there
is no very definite law in opposition to
boxing and the matter is principally one
of local police regulation. In Baltimore
the recently elected mayor is an athlete
and very fond of all soils of sports ami
exercise. He is especially a lover of
properly conducted boxing bouts. The
members of the police boanl are ilsn
more or less favorable to boxing when
properly conducted, and among the peo
ple generally there is no feeling hostile
to the sport, There is, however, a de
cided opposition in that city to the
matching of white boxers against color
ed men. So strong has this feeling
grown of late that the spotting public
there will not stand for a negro boxer
beating up a white man. Al Herford
is the leading promoter of boxing tn
Baltimore, and he is also manager ol
two of the best colored boxers, Light
weights Champion Joe Oaris and Young
Peter Jackson. Herford, it is alleged,
insists on his right to match his men
against all coiners, and rather than
stand for the opposition by the public
to matches of this kind the mayor and
the police department of the Monument
city will not allow the sport to be car
ried on at all.
Herford. who has a club charter, In
tends to have the courts settle the
Brothers Will Sue.
Joe and Jim Delehanty, who have
been playing in the Southern league,
and brothers of TA Delehanty. the
Washington player who met death in
the whirlpools below Niagara falls, are
authority for the statement that efforts
will be made at an early date to get
financial recompense for the death of
their brother. The Delehsnty brothers
have left for their ( lev eland home.
The Delehanty brothers think their
brother was on his way to Cleveland
when he met death. His body was
picked up near the foot of the falls on
the American side. His clothes were
missing and one leg cut off. It is
stated that he carried diamonds on his
person and these were lost.
The suit will doubtless be watched
with interest by the baseball world.
At Seattle—Seattle 13, San Francis
At Portland —Portland 4, Sacramen
At San Francisco—Los Angeles 3,
VUItR Qf EXPLAITfS
ABOUT THOSE W IE)
Wultcr Camp, the noted football au
thority, is a champion of the new rules,
otherwise known us the checkerboard
ruleß, and gives as the reasons for the
new rules the following:
"Any semblance of brutality, how
ever, everyone is anxious to cut out of
the game and the first and most distinct
step towards this was the rule passed
muking it impossible for the back, after
T.et no man represent his college —
that is to say. play upon his college or
university team- for more than one
year, says Cyrus Townsend Brady in
Illustrated Sporting News, adding: At
lirst glance this will strike the reader
as revolutionary, which it is, and ab
surd, which it is not. 1 have discussed
it dining the past year with a number
of college men. young and old, includ
ing undergraduates, who have in many
cases come to agree that it is not only
feasible but eminently proper. If it
were brought about- and I am firmly
persuaded that some day it will be—
nothing but good would come from the
The object of college athletics, I take
it, is not to win games. That is the end
in view: but the accomplishment of it
is incidental. When a large body of
youths and young men are assembled
lor educational purposes, it is right
and proper that some effort correspond
ing to the mental stimulus that is ap
plied to them should be made to de-
volop them physically. Most of the
great colleges now have physical direc
tors, who occupy honorable positions,
and whose function is the looking after,
so far as may be, the physical develop
ment of the students. Perhaps as we
become wiser, efforts in this direction
will become more persistent and more
systematized. Possibly we shall have
professors of physical culture, whb will,
lie as scientific in their views and
methods and as necessary to the proper
constitution of the college faculty as
professors of mathematics or of the
In athletics football occupies a unique
jposition. It is by far the most popular
sport which the American boy enters
hpon. its only rival being baseball. It
is a difficult sport, and the pursuit of it
is attended by no little clanger. Some
times it results in injuries fatal to plav
rfrs. It is urged againat those who de
4>recate such a game that the prepara
'Hon for it affords the very finest, possi
ble training, and that more then that, it
jcnjoifis a mental and spiritual training
as well. Self-control, self-restraint, aub
ordinatien, obedience, quickness of
•thought, ability to grasp the critical mo
ment. and grim and persistent deter
miration, bullgod courage, are all
brought out in the development of a
touetijssful player. It ia these arguments
that overbear those who think that
'football shoudl be banned on account
of its danger.
A Big Cut.
Tho Pittsburg team of the National
league disbanded yesterday after divid
ing tho chili's share of the receipts for
the championship games. The cut-up
amounted to 131,060 as riilsburg's
he hud kicked his ball behind his own
line of scrimmage, to run up and put
men on side. This in pructice al
ready shows up as a decided improve
ment for 'jumping on the fullback,' as
it has been teamed, has been practically
eliminated and a considerable advantage
made in this way."
He ulso cites the advantages of
"open" play over a mass or formation
Marks $ Co.
IF IT'S GOOD
We have it.
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Chief Interest in die trotting races
today centered In the seventh and dc
ci'ling heat of the McDowell stakes,
pilrse |T>o<m, for '.>:lt) trotters: Sum
McDowell stake, for 2:10 trotters,
purse |8000 (unfinished)- Monte Carlo
won the first, second anil seventh heats
in 2:07 1-4. Dr. Strong won the fifth
and sixth heats in 2:09-1-3, 2:181-3.
Hawthorne won the third and fourth
heats in 2:00 1-4, 2:08,1-4,
The Wilson stake. 2:20 class, trotting,
purse $2000 Ha] Chaffiu won the first,
second ami fourth heats in 2:07, 2:08 8-4.
2:083-4, Foxie Curd won the third
heat ill 2:01).
Third race, 2:lfi class trotting, puree
11000— Gracie Kellot won three straight
heats in 2:12 1-2. 2:12 14. 2:11. '»
2:02 class, pacing, purse $2000—Har
old H. won two straight heats in
3:08 1-2, 2:04 1 2. j
2:20 class, trotting, purse 11000—Bes
sie Brown won the two straight heats J
in 2:128-4,2:12 3-4.
Trotting to wagon, amateur drivers—
Tinner K. won the second nnd third
heats in 2:21 1-2, 2:21. Senior won the
first heat in 2:22. |
Brighton Beach, Hew York.
Mile nnd a sixteenth —Caviar won,
T)r. Dressel second, Hlue Victor third,
Six furlongs—High Chancellor won,
Toscan second, Prince thing third,
One mile nnd n quarter, handicap—
C'nughnawaga won. Sheriff Bell second,
Wyelield third. Time, 2:07 2-8.
Six furlongs, Jamaica stake Qay Boy
won, Ingolil second,-Ascension third.
Time, 1:18 2-8,
Six furlongs, selling Sonne won. Tiob
Mayberry second, Monett third. Time,
Mile and n sixteenth, selling Wid
ows Mite won. Caramel second. Bolina
third. Time. 1:48 8-8.
Worth Track, Chicago.
Mile and an eighth—Attills won, finu
dalquiver second, Red Cliff third. Tims,
Six furlongs—Aggie Lewis won. Sane
tome second, Bay Wonder third. Time,
One mile and an eighth—Carat won,
Ed a Riley second, Louisville third.
Time, 1:52 3-4.
The Oakland stakes, five and one
half furlongs—Auditor won, Dick Ber
nard second, Clangor third. Time,
One mile—Ourstis won, Christine sec
ond, Sir Launcolot third. Time, 1:45 4-5.
Yanger vs. Clifford.
CIIIOAOO, 111., Oct. 16.—Boxing be
ing under the ban in C hicago at pres
ent, the eyes of the local ring followers
are turned toward Davenport, lowa,
whither o considerable delegation will
go tonight to witness a boxing show
■lated to bo pulled off in that city.
Tho magnet that will serve to attract
the sporting fraternity is a 10-round
bout between Benny Yanger of Chica
go „ n d Jack Clifford, The latter somas
from the west with a record of having
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fraternity he is comparatively an un
known quantity and they are looking
forward with considerable interest t<>
see what kind of n showing he can
make against such a clever and bard'
hitting tighter as Yanger.
Cosslo Gets Money.
LONDON, Oct. 10, Miss Ovajo won
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hut wai diaqnalifled and the race given
to Whitney's Gossio, with Hkeets Mm*'
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