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I Polly and Her Pals ;-; It's Great to Have a Loving DaughtePPe
7 ' IT ' WUH ruTHlw'DOfM' B4j F OU MRKEUMfTfSM) I Jufr fOU6HT EjfejM
j Weight Snarl May Keep
U Ritchie and Rivers Apart
mm Champion Said to Shy at Ringside Requirement;
H Anderson Willing to Make All Sorts of
H Concessions to Get at Willie.
( AN FRANCISCO, Juno 7. Willio
Richies announcement that ho
ljf will bo ready to defend his
lightweight laurels on tluly 4
has restored him to good stunding with
the western sports. .Ritchie and his
manager talked so vnguely as to future
rinc plans while the champion was
touring rho country that the opinion
was formed thnt he would delay his re
turn to the ring just as long as ho
The shilly-shallying methods of Wil
lie and his manager caused a deal
of harsh criticism and a consequent loss
of popularity, and it is .just possible
that Ritchie deemed it expedient to sit
up and take notice of public opinion.
Unless some stumbling block ap
pears, .loo Rivers will bo Ritchie's op
ponent on Independence day. and tho
contest will bo handled bv the Tuxedo
club of. San Francisco. The .financial
terms submitted by both lightweights
have been accepted, and Promoter
';ai Oraney is so sure of hiH ground that ho
,v? has begun negotiations far the buDd
17J j it 7 of an arena.
! Thinks Rivers Lucky.
"1 Rivers claims to be Ritchio'a "logi
cal opponent, " but there are any num-
I ber 01 light fans who do not see tho
Pfit thing in that light. They simply think
i that "Moxican Joe" is lucky. It is
I felt that the chanlpidnship bout would
1 hove been equally interesting if
Tommy Murphy, Xeach Gross or
.-! "Bud" Anderson had been selected to
; face Ritchie. This means that tho
v. Jul 4th affair will not be looked upon
,';. as the final heat in the lightweight
,;; championship by any means. There Are
s several boys fit to have a chance at the
., title, and from tho wav public opi7-
h ion asserts itself in these matters
there is little fear of any worthy can-
fi I didatc being overlooked. " '
f . It may be that before those lines '
J ' 1 appear in print T3illy Nolan will havo 1
I ! declared himself in respect to tho '
I I terms which will govern tho July 4th 1
A ' i eontost, Right now a feeling exists '.
that Ritchie fa manager will set his
! : faco against ringsido weight. 1
,: For quito a while there have been 1
whisperings that Ritchie would not
; agree to 133 pounds ringside for an'- 1
one. Other rumors to the effect that 1
". ' he had an awful time making tho
notch for Ad Wolgast hnvo been to
vived. If this is the case quite a num
bor of smart fellows wero hoodwinked,
for Nolan invitod sover.al experts to
Ritchios quarters several days before
the light and showed thorn that Ritchie
was within a pound or two of tho
Heroic Methods Employed.
Now it is said (hat poor Ritchie was
subjected to heroic mothods of reduc
tion to pass muster on that particular
day and that a halt in his work had. to
bo called to subdtlo a tendency to fever
and extrorne nervous tension.
At that, Ritchie passed muster on tho
scales successfully on the day of the
fight. But; here again Dame Rumor
was busy. It was said that ho was
dried out. as though baked in a lime
kiln and that a subterfuge was re
sorted to to gain him forty minutes'
respite beforo entering the ring. The
story was that his fighting shoes could
not be found and that it was neces
sary to delay, the start until a pair
could bo procured from his residence,
a few miles away. Meatvwhilo some
strengthening beef tpa and n moderate
amount of. cooling liquids found their
way down Willio 's parched throat.
Weight Question Up.
The prospoct of a hitch in regard to
the weight has given rise to arguments
as to how far a champion can dictate
in a matter of that kind. Some of tho
sports hold that a champion must do
fend his title under weight conditions
exactly similar to what prevails when
ho acquired it. Others contend that
it is for the champion to name the
Many who object to the latter view
say that if every succeeding champion
had a right to set a new weight limit
tho high -water mark would encroach
upon the middleweight boundaries after
a while. To t this tho reply is mnde
that if Ritchie makes any change at
all it would not bo in actual poundage,
but merely in tho time of weighing in.
This is classed as an evasion, it being
pointed out that if tho 'weighing hour
is put back, ringside poundago must of
necessity increase
A hint has been .thrown, out that if
Nolan attemptK to fix this matter ar
bitrarily, Rivors will withdraw from
tho match. Jf anything like that bap-
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!i XSSLT?10 150 evTthmg right at the mouth of
if Red Devil Store Company
Two Famous Boxers Who Are
To Meet Tuesday at Vernon
pens, young Bud Anderson of Oregon
will hop into the breach that is, if
Nolan will stand for. him. Anderson,
like all 3oungstors who are soeking
recognition, 1b inclined to make con
cessions. Ho says ho will allow Ritchie
to weigh, whntovor he pleases and will
moreover bet $10,000 on tho bout.
Dundee and Wolgast.
Ad Wolgast and Johnny Dundee aro
to box at Los Angclos Tucsda3" night.
This match, it must bo confessed, has
attracted tho loast attention of all tho
bouts Ad has boon a party to for a
long timo. It is admitted, of course,
that -when two such willing youngsters
get together the fur is likely to fly.
ut on the faco of it the match has a
misfit appearance. It is argued that
in order to justify lightweight Wolgast
and featherweight Dundee being sent
together there will have to bo good
grounds for supposing that Wolgast has
gone back and that matches which aro
made on that basis aro better loft unmade.
A rooter. In commenting1 on tho length
of 6orvlco of a well-trained athlete, who
takes good care of himself, points out
that the following would make one gTand
round-up of veterans now In nctlve serv
ice. If thoy could ever be herded togeth
er on one dlamoivl: Crawford, Sheckard,
Seymour, Leach and. Clarko (manajrer),
outfielders; Chance, first base; Lajole,
second base; Wagner, shortstop; Wal
lace third base; Breanahan and Sullivan,
catchers; JfathowHon, Plank, Hughes,
Moore and Hess, pitchers.
"Every one of these mon, except the
pitchers, has been In the big leagues for
fifteen years or more. The hurlers are
not oxactly chickens, either, all having
been in the bUy show for at least a dozen
seasons. There were Just enough of theso
old-timers left to go around and It was
necessary to put Wallace on third base,
though ho has played shortstop for many
years; but third base waa his original
This collection, of antiquos would not
exactly resemble bush leaguers, If pitted
against th following, who havo Joined
the big show since 1900: Cobb. Jackson.
Speaker, Milan and Magee, outfielders;
Chase, first baso; Collins, second baso;
Tinker, shortstop; Baker, third base;
Archar and Dooln, catchers; Walsh,
Johnson,, Wood, Ruckor and Bender,
pitchers, with McGraw aa manager.
Tho fur would Burely havo flown If this
last galaxy of stars could ever havo en
gaged in mortal combat with some of
the old-timors Who helped to moke base
ball history back in the 'SOs and '90s.
from whom a team like this might have
been pinked: Keoldr, Delohanty, Burkett,
Puffy. Lango and Hamilton, outfielders:
Anson, first base and managror: Pfeffer,
second base; Jennings, shortstop; Collins,
third base; Kelly and Bwlng, catchers;
Ruflie, Clarkson, Young, Radbournc.
Sweeney and Keefe. pitchers. Just the
thing five of them, Kceler, Delehanty.
Burkett. Duffy and Annon, batting- over
.400 and tho rest around s.300.
Oarsman Sprains Ankle.
PHILADELPHIA. June 7. -Captain
Alexander of the University of Pennsyl
vania varsity elgiht-oarcd crow sprained
his anklo while running for a street car
last night and Coach Ward said today
that he feared the oarsman will not bo
able to take his seat In the boat for tifl
big race at Poughkeepslo. Alexander
rows No. 7.
The Pennuylvania boatn wero packed
arnl shipped to th Hudson today. Tho
crews will leave here tomorrow morning
Sen Pousbkeeswi.
"Germany" Schaefer
Has Been Playing
Fine Ball Lately
HERMAN ("Germuny") SCHAE
FER, tho former star of tho De
troit infield, is still good enough to hold
down a big league Job. The veteran
comedian of tho diamond Is Ailing in as
a utility inflolder and coach on the fast
traveling Washington team. Ho has been
playing pretty regularly of late and has
been acquitting: himself in a manner
highly satisfactory to Manager Griffith.
Schaefer is one of the most popular play
ers on tho circuit in tho eyes of tho
Derby Star Brings Fortune.
LONDON, June 7. Tho sum of $150,000
was paid today by tho government of
Argentina for the horse Craganour, which
was first past the winning post In tho
derby on Wednesday, but was disquali
fied for bumping.
Only on four occasions has the prico
paid for Craganous, which Ih to be used
for breeding purposes In Argentina, been
oxcecded in amount paid for a race horse.
These were Ormonde, which was sold for
5166,250 to an American sportsman; Cyl
lene, which WortL to an English sports
man for $157,500: Diamond Jubilee, sold
to an .Argentine breeder for ?157.CO0. and
Filing Fox, which holds the record for
price, and was sold to 'a French sports-
George Stallings Has Worked
Wonders With Lowly Braves
Big Chief, Having Sorry Aggregation to Begin
On, Has Built Up Team That Will Have
Something to Say About Pennant.
N-.EW YORK, Juno 7. George Stall
ing of the Boston Braves has
so far proved tho most success
ful major league manager of the
season. The race is quito younc and
tho "Bier Chiof" may tako a big spill
beforo Octobor. But tho fact Toraxuns
that in tho .first two months of the
National leaguo pennant fight he has
shown moro real managerial ability
thnn any contemporary in either of the
big leagues.
That is putting it very strongly.
There aro some good loaders taken into
comparison. There is Connio Maok,
John J. MoGraw, Prod Clarke and
Prank Chance tho ciuartctto which for
vears has been recognized as porhaps
thd greatest of all time. Of lessor rep
utation and renown might be named
Joe Birmingham, who has fitted out a
pennant possibility of what was a
flivver a year ago tho Cleveland
Naps; Clark Griffith, tho original
"hard luck guy" of all tho managers;
"Red" Dooin, whose Quakers have put
fear into all National leagues' oppo
sition, and -''Ead Bill" Dahlon, who
seems on tho point of raising Brooklyn
from tho dust of tho second division
cellar for tho first time in almost fi
teon years.
Has Fighting Force.
Stallings may never earn tho famo
of any ot the "Big Four," but on. what
has gono this season ho has shown
moro class than any named, because
ho has made a fighting outfit and a
feared rival out of what has come to
bo considered a hopoloss tailonder
without tho least outlook for imme
diate improvement.
A man is known as much by the work
ho has done as by the company ho
keepB. Or, bettdr, ho is ;mdged by the 1
manner in which his workis done un
der tho conveniences at hi6 command.
A skilled workman Is not expocted to
work without tools, he is not oven ex
pected to do compotont work with dull
instruments. It may not be tho work
of an artist to keep his instruments
in repair; but it stands to reason that
ono who does it should command a "bet
tor wage and far more respect than
one who cannot. Tho real artisan
would naturally bo tho man who could
fashion as well as maintain tho offi
ciency of his tools when there could
bo no excess to tho market.
No Help From Rivals.
This in a baseball way is just what
George Stallings had to do when he
fell heir to the sorriest legacy of base
ball history. Stallings has a lot of
friends. Without oxception they
breathed a prayer for him when his
namo waa first associated with the
Boston Braves. He had little or noth
ing on which to bogin. His absolute
playing strength was represented by
one man Second Baseman Swoenej'.
Stallings appreciated the folly of ox
pocting outside help. He had expe
rienced, on many occasions tho lack of
eontiment in organized baseball. In
stead of trying to lend, a helping hand,
his rivals,, without exception, endeav
ored to wean from Stallings the only
ball player in his camp.
Tho outlook at' tho start of tho sea
son was a most dreary ono for tho
"Big Chief." Sweeney and Devlin
wero practically the only experienced
men on the club outside of a few ques
tionable pitchers. Fortunately these
were so placed at second and third re
spectively that thoy had young Maran
villo between thorn. Maranvillo was
naturally a phenom. Ho has been ono
of tho sensations of the season. "Hal"
Mej-ers, at' first, is a verv- fast fellow.
Ho is a good hitter, but his arm is very
bad. Ho lacks experience. But
Sweenoy holpod him alone at first and
he got away with his task well enough
to round out an infield of moro than
passing worth. That is one of Stall
mgs's great attributes. Ho has the
factulty of making his men do tho
very best that is in them all of the.
timo and that counts mpre in tho end
than in individual strength divided
against itsolf.
Rounds Up Outfielders. I
When Vincent Campbell refused to 1
come back he left tho Boston outfield I
in a very bad way. John Titus, who I
has beon cast off from tho Phillies as I
a result of a broken log, was the only Jj
known quantity, and he was a very m
questionable asset. The recruit out 1
holders did not satisfy tho "Big I
Chief." He went on a still hunt for I
candidates, and more to tho point, he 1
landed them. Where other managers I
were cryinff in vain that there was no 1
good material on tho market Stallings I
found real live wire in CenTor Fieldor I
Mann. Later he traded McTiguo, a I
pitching disappointment, to Jack Dunn M
of Baltimore for Briscoe Lord, an out- I
fielder, who waB ono of Connio Mack's I
world's champion athletic stars back I
in 3 M0 and 1911. Lord, who has been
with Stallings only a couplo of weeks, f
should prove of j?roat resistance, for 1
he is a vicious hitter ns well as a 1
finished fielder. 1
Stallings has no pennant team by & I
long wayT But ha will have- one by m
1 next yoar if ho continues his policy of
wise seloction which has marked his
Boston reign.
Whaling Promising Catcher.
Stallings. who has developed a creat
number of flr3t-rato catchers, has a
most promising receiver in Whaling.
Ho has several mighty competent
pitchers, among thorn Perdue, Tyler
and James. A couplo more of tho same
tvpe would give him a pitching staff
the equal of most anything in his com
pany. Of course, Stallings will have
to roplace Devlin and Titus before
long, as both are veterans of many
years. In Smith he has an able under
study for the great third sacker.
Stallings has declared that by the
time Devlin fails this youngster should
be as copd as Arthur waTSrf
day ot hm famo. That woSW J
enough for any manager.
Stallings, in a great tn&nv'3B,
principles, resembles XiflS&M
lieves that battery. BtrSiiM
are two of tho main ronuTsitjnHi
is bonding his energies aJortJHI
hues. Ho is a firm beliSSW'
virtues of youth. Wherefw&flK-.
gathered unto himself a JSffW
ho,, ot youug bipod, whiohSiMa
to .train along hla own ideu'lflB11
ln-lcct;, as, .much of this ninSK i
into the line-up as pocdble!sfl
talent to keep the proper buiuisH.b
Bocause of the youngateri 'ifM?
ray tho Boston 'Braves earinoltfBL.
pectod greatly to bonefit their-Hr
this first year. Any team of yoiaBtf
will be found unsteady at x!E
may play like champions .ona-faM
like "bushors" the next. vnHo
break thoy usually go to piccnR
has been proved moro ihori-mB
the Braves this soason, On aarH
ber of occasions a rival has scutH"
or moro runs in an inning, .BtqBf
on many occasions tho BruvsMR.
done likewiBo, and many thvH
come across when the score mB
whclmingly against them, ThaV j-;
gameness in a team, ExporleirtSB
do a lot for it. ' TH
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Straw Hats m
I 1 Never before have we shown a better r"B
i i med line of straws. They speak for thentm
1 1 selves. . Panamas, Sennets, Swiss, C'nfifB
I I Milans and Bankok braids.
I I Agents far Scott's English Hats ?Hj
I I Manhattan shirts at lowest contract pricejfM
fUSrWash Suitm
I That defy wear and wa8
I gjjyF tub' tn sauTSf Kss'a7H
I Blouses Middies and DeekJ'Kt
I JP Suits. Go in this unusuaf
$1.50 Values . $1.15 $3.00 Values . 9fH
$2.00 Values . $1.45 $3.50 Values .
$2.50 Values . $1.80 $4.00 Values . tf-PH
$5.00 Values $3.65 4H
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