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EDDIE MERINO MA V FIGHT
Eddi« Merino rrrsus Freddie
Weeks. How would that sound for
one of the preliminaries to the Jef
fries-Johnson fight on July 4?
Well, Jack Kearns, the manager
of the lightweight youngster who
holds the Canadian title, has visions
of his man in the ring with Weeks
or some other classy lad. The local
promoter-manager has written to
Tex Rickard about his protege and
expects to have the honor of hand
ling one of the winners in the pre
liminaries to the heavyweight
Kearns believes that in Merino
he has the coming lightweight title
TERWAY CHALLENGES WALLA
WALLA MAN FOR RAGE RERE
Peter Terway, the local long dis
tance runner who took a sudden
bound into the limelight a short
time ago by defeating a team of 10
ricked men at the Y. M. C. A. over
a 10 mile course, is hot on the trail
of Lockwood. the Walla Walla man
who claims the championship of the
Terway has sent a challenge to j
Lockwood for a 15 or 20 mile, indoor
nee in this city for a $100 side bet
a winner take all proposition on the
"If I couldn't beat that fellow 1 1
Y. M. C. A. LADIES' NIGHT
The ladies' night at the Y. M. C.
A. last night was the biggest and
most successful event of the kind in
the history of the association. Over
700 spectators crowded into the
gymnasium to witness the many
events, while many wore turned
In addition to the athletic compe
tition. Miss Winnifred Fair Foote
charmed everyone with her Mexi
can and Spanish dances, ".Iota" and
the "Matador's" dance bringing
down the house. Fencing Instructor
Dennison and Messrs. Smith.
Henry and Dean, his pupils, and
Boxing Instructor Zircher and W,
A. Moore entertained the crowd
with the foil and padded gloves.
Thirty-eight contestants entered
the competitions last night, the
horizontal bar. parallel bar and ele
phant vaulting being the events in
which the members of the three
squads competed. Sixty possible
points were allowed, each man be
ing given two exercises on each
piece of apparatus, with a possible
10 points attached to each exercise.
The winners of the events, with
their points, follow: A or novice
class—A. Wallace, 34; E. Turner.
*<J BY CASS
WILL THE LIGHTWEIGHTS MEET?
After all, it is not a cinch that Battling Nelson and Ad Wolgast
will meet at San Francisco on February 22 over a 45 round route for
the lightweight title. Promoter Sid Hester has not corralled that per
mit, either for San Francisco or across the line in San Mateo county,
and the great fight between the lightweighs may be switched to Los
Angeles or cut down from 45 to 20 rounds.
The San Francisco authorities are willing to stretch a point to
permit Jeff and Johnson to take a crack at each other for 4.") rounds,
but they do not seem willing to allow any other fights to go over
the 20 round limit.
The San Mateo supervisors have been bucking against Hester's 45
round talk of late and the impression is out that the politicians are
getting in their work against the promoter.
Hester has not put up the guarantee coin for the fighters, and with
affairs in such a mixup no one will be surprised if the announcement
is made at any hour that the fight has been called off, or that Tom
McCarey of Los Angeles has landed the plum.
Is Albert Kaufman, esq., heavyweight aspirant, really shaking off
the Morpheus thralldom and beginning to show faint traces of "class,"
or is Jack O'Brien ready for the discard?
According to Philadelphia reports, Kaufman had Philadelphia Jack
all but out at the end of their six round set-to the other evening. The
Callfornian connected with O'Brien's anatomy for a couple of resound
ing wallops that had the old timer on the borders of slumberland.
The Jack O'Brien of old is fast disappearing. The one-time master of
the fistic art is losing his cunning. He is no longer master of even
the six round go. When he cannot show up a snail like Kaufman in
six rounds it is evident that Philadelphia Jack is ready for the dis
This may be unnecessarily harsh. Reports from the fight are
meager and it may develop that Kaufman has thrown off his cloth
and is a real live member. For the sake of the friends and backers
of the Callfornian, tho pugilistic game and the heavyweight champion
ship, let us hope that Kaufman has "arrived."
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holder. The Seattle lad is only 19
years of age, can make 127 pounds,
which gives him a chance to fill
out and yet make the lightweight
limit, and claims the Canadian
title, pointing to a victory over Hilly
Lauder to substantiate his claim to
Merino's most ambitious fight
was against Abe Attell at Sand
point, the champion failing to do
anything more than annex a close
decision from his husky young op
ponent. He has fought two straws
with Kid Sealer, fought Percy Cove,
Jimmy Potts. Harry Lombard and
Eddie Santry to a standstill, and
would quit the game." declared Ter
way last night. "I am anxious to
meet him on any terms, not for the
championship of the Pacific coast,
but the more modest title of cham
pion of the Inland Empire."
Despite Teiway's challenges fol
lowing the boasts of Lockwood that
he could give the local man a min
ute handicap in a 15 mile race and
beat him to the tape, nothing has
been heard from Walla Walla re
garding the race, and Terway is
afraid lest the alleged coast champ
will back out of the race.
33; .1, C. Gibson. 32. B or inter
mediate class —E. Hupperton, 39;
P. Hupperton. 3S; W. Staples, 35.
C or advanced class —A. Hulquist,
50; W. Beutelspacner, 54; A. Alex
Ribbons were awarded to the
winners of tho championship
aquatic meet, the second serial ath
letic championship meet, and of the
New Year's road race.
Y. M. C. A. TO
Tomorrow afternoon Peter Ter
way, track instructor of the Y. M.
C. A., will inaugurate a series of
two and five mile races for his
•quad. These races will be held
each Saturday afternoon at 3
o'clock-, giving the long distance
men of the association n chance to
develop. Each Saturday night at
7:30 o'clock the sprinters will be
given a workout on the association
floor, Terway keeping a record of
the men each week until the end of
| the season, when the leaders will
be awarded trophies of some kind.
IS KAUFMAN WAKING UP?
"A lot of people have been belittling the fighting aMity of Johnson. That's
where they are wrong. This colored fellow is a grand fighter."—Battling Nelson.
engaged in numerous other fights
in Canada which were uniformly
Kearns has named Freddie
Weeks as Merino's opponent be
cause Weeks is a friend of Rick
ard's and Tex would be more likely
to give the De.nverite a chance.
"Don;t think that because I am
writing to Rickard that I necessar
ily figure him to pull off the fight
in Salt Lake City," stated Kearns
last night. "I am corresponding
with Gleason in regard to the pre :
liniinary, and if there is a chance
to secure a match for Merino I will
be working at both ends of the pro
ROUSE IS NORTH
Howard House, captain of
the 1010 North Central Hi
football team, captain of the
K. K. K. basket ball team at
the Y. M. C. A. and popular
North Central athlete, has
been elected captain of this
season's basket ball team.
The basket bailers met the
other night and unanimously
elected House to lead them
through the 1910 season.
Jimmy McPherson proved to be
no match for Frlti Holland, the
"Flying Dutchman," In their four
round go at the Retail Grocers'
smoker last night at the .Masonic
temple. McPherson took the count
of nine in the first round from a
slap on the jaw and in the third
went to sleep for keeps when Hol
land beat him to it with a wallop
on the chin.
George Brechin, the lightweight
wrestler of the S. A. A. C„ had lit
tle difficulty in defeating Reisz. the
champion of the two Dakotas,
George securing the first fall in
four minutes and winning the see- j
ond bout on aggressiveness.
FROM LOUIE LONG
According to reports from Port
laud, Louie Long, the Spokane
lightweight, more than met his
match last night in Frankie Ed
wards of San Francisco. Louie
claimed a foul in the sixth and
quit, although the referee would
not allow it and the crowd was di
vided on the question.
Over-rated or under-trained is
what the Portland critics said after
the fight. It's a cinch that Long
was not under-trained for his mill.
Over-trained would be more likely
to express his physical condition,
for Louie was in the best form of
his life when he fought Merino
here, giving the appearance of a
man who would be likely to go
stale from over-training.
Edwards never had the reputa
tion of possessing a knockout wal
lop, and with Long's well known
ability to assimilate punishment it
la hardly likely that Louie would
give in to the clever San Fran
ciscan unless he was a sick man
or was fouled by his opponent.
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THE SPOKANE PRESS, FRIDAY, JANUARY 21, 1910
DECADE OLD RECORDS
BRITISH CAN'T LOWER
SYRACUSE, N. V., Jan. 20.—Over
in Merrie England, where the ath
letes prefer putting the cleaner
upon Yanks to any other pastime,
there exists a couple of records
which stick in British throats like a
codfish bone in the gullet of a
Tom Keane. as thorough a Yan
kee as ever turned a wooden nut
meg, and with a twang that spells
"Roston" every time he opens his
trap, is the individual who hung up
the marks at which our cousins
have been shooting in vain for
September 3, IR9S, Tom Keane
PERSONAL STORIES OF MEN
This "Cyclone" Thompson, who
wants to fight Nelson, has been
chased out of almost every fight
ing state. Thompson is a "cyclone"
' all right so far as taking punish
', ment is concerned. Jimmy Burns
(George Memsie) took a decision
over him in 20 rounds. Thompson
was a sight to behold at the fin
| ish. His wife was present at the
ringside encouraging her husband
|to "stick it out."
Ever see a grizzly bear? Jeff
in a bathing suit.
Tommy Burns is looking after
"Boer" Unholtz over 'neath the
Southern Cross. Strange things
have happened and Unholz may
make carfare home. Ask Jimmy
Sam Langford's favorite expres
sion when asked what he thinks
about his coming fight is, "Jus'
leab it to Sam, jus' leab it to
THE DENTAL WAR IS ON
IN THE WORLD OF SPORT
won the July handicap. Keane's
record of 11 2-5 seconds for the dis
tance has never been equaled.
Two years later, August 23, 1900,
lie awoke the blase Britishers by
clearing 22 feet 0 inches in a run
ning broad jump on the grass, with
out a takeoff, at Giassmore, and no
one has ever equaled the perform
Keane has retired from competi
tion and is coaching the Syracuse
track team, and while turning out
good performers, he is apparently
unable to reproduce in his pupils
that driving start which made his
name famous on the cinder path,
Tommy Ryan has a mania for
oranges. Before going to bed ev
lery night he gets away with at
least three or four.
Mexican Pete Everett, who once
tried to fight Jeffries, is down in
Los Angeles asking lor a fight. He
may be matched with Jim Flynn.
Jim Flynn barely escaped a
knockout one night in Los Angeles
at the hands of "Rattling" John
son, the big Swede whom he
whipped three or four times. In
the eighth round of a 10 round bat
tle Johnson let one go from his
hip and caught Jim a bit high on
the jaw. The fireman went down
for the count of nine and a baby
could have put him out when he
came up. His hands were at his
sides and his head was dizzy. John
son stood over his opponent until
the referee had counted five. He
was already with the big knock
out drop when Jim should come
up. As the referee said "Five," a
Before the largest crowd that
ever witnessed a basket ball game
in Almira, the South Central quin
tet defeated the high school five
of that place last night, 37 to 15.
Campbell and Fancher starred
for the locals, while Hall and Wel
born accounted for the 15 Almira
The Cheney Normal boys and
girls administered a double drub
bing to the North Central basket
bailers last night, defeating the
boys by the score of 28-7 and the
The boys' game was a remark
ably rough affair, with the Normal
huskies having much the better of
HOUSTON, 27; Y. M. C A., 14
The Houston Seconds defeated
the Y. M. C. A. Thirds in the Hous
ton gymnasium last night by the
score of 27-14. Goodenough of the
Houstons annexed the majority of
the points for his team.
Cheney Hi and North Central,
both boys' and girls' teams, arft
scheduled to clash this afternoon
in the South Central gym. The
high school fives from Cheney are
not as strong as the normal ag
gregations and the locals expect
to annex both games.
The University of Idaho five
clashes with Carolan's Gonzaga
college five tonight on the college
floor. Coach Grogan and his men
will invade Spokane this afternoon
anticipating a hard fight against
the collegians. The Gonzaga line
up will be: Mulholland and Mc-
Kevitt, forwards; De Mears, cen
ter; Mulligan and Ilealy, guards.
Manager Cameron of the Now
Haven baseball club has signed up
a dummy twirler by the name of
Sam McVey, the negro who is
making lots of money fooling the
Paris aristocrats, looks like a
photographer let go with his flash
light, directly behind where John
son was standing. The Swede was
frightened half to death. He was
at the other side of the ring in
Kosenben time and might have
been through the ropes had his dis
gusted seconds not chased him
back. In the meantime Flynn re
covered his senses and in the next
two rounds came back sufficiently
strong to win a decision.
AT S. A. A* 0*
Fred Skadan's indoor baseball ag
gregation hook up with Eddie Roth
rock's combination of ball tossers
at the S. A. A. C. tonight in the
first of a series of exhibitions
which are to be given every two
weeks for the benefit of the lady
fans of the city. These teams have
been fighting hard for the indoor
championship at the club and a hot
contest is expected. .
Painless O E*C
S. C H. S.. 37; ALMIRA, 15
NORTH CENTRAL LOSES
CHENEY HERE TODAY
NELSON AND WOLGAST COMPARED
5 feet 74 inches Height 5 feet 5* inches
"3 pounds Weight 129 pounds
874 inches Reach 66% inches
14 fnch es Neck 16ia lnchPS
34 4 inches Chest Normal 36 inches
inches Chest Expanded 37% inches
?' \ ncY l ea Waist 29 inches
124 nches .'...Biceps 11 , ncheß
11 inches Forearm 104 inches
Ku ne ? es Thigh 19 "»<*«■
lynches Calf ....14 inches
I \ nc * e » Wrist 6% inches
8 inches Ankle 9 inches
Hoxing since 1896 Experience Boxing since 1906
28 years Age 22 years
WAS ANSON SLATED FOR JOB?
Danny Shay, who has just return
ed from a trip through the east,
was in New York when the Na
tional league elected Tom Lynch
president after a protracted ses
sion. It will be recalled that "Pop"
Anson's name was mentioned
among the candidates. At one time
Shay says everybody was betting
that Anson would be the man. Just
before the election McGraw met
Brush, who predicted that the vet
eran player would head the league.
"I don't believe that Brush had a
notion that the Herrmann faction
would accept Lynch when he nomi
nated him," said Shay yesterday.
"You know Brush had a notion that
the Herrmann faction would accept
Lynch when he nominnted him,"
said Shay yesterday. "You know
Brush and Lynch have always been
pretty thick, and I expect that
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Brush had no thought of getting his
friend elected. My opinion is that
Brush nominated Lynch just to feel
Herrmann and Dreyfus out. and
after he had been turned down he
intended to nominate Anson, and
win out with him. I think Brush
was as much surprised as anybody
when the Herrmann crowd said
they would stand for Lynch. But
Lynch will make a good president.
He is a fine man and will run
things as they should be. His eleo«
tion was very popular."
Shay picked up some players foi" I
his Kansas City club while away,
but not enough to start a league.
Danny found that the clubs were
crazy about disposing of their best
men. He could have signed any
number of "bushers" without any
class, but he was not looking for
that sort of players.