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By TOMMY CLARK.
THE great Ed Geers, the grand
old man of the grand circuit,
has settled at Memphis, Ternu
for the winter and will, occupy
the same training quarters that
he has used during the oft season for
several years. Geers will winter the
majority of the horses with which he
won. on the grand circuit, and already
several stake prospects have been ship
ped to him for preparation and 'sam
pling." During the last season Geers ranked
third among the money winners,' taking
tS8,14S of the big ring purses and
stakes. He is topped only by Murphy,
with STL946. and Cox. with $60,871. It
was thought that at the opening last
July at North Randall Geers was cer
tain to give the man to finish first a
bard run. but within a short time not a
few of his stables were ready for the
hospital and did not recover until the
fag end of the season. Despite this
handicap, which came In the form of
catarrhal fever. Geers not only finished
well up, but In every respect uphed the
record that has characterized his per
formances on the big wheel for the
past score of years.
Of his times out the veteran failed to
get a place In the money In only thirty
five races. He drove a winner eighteen
times, finished second on ten occasions,
third twelve and received his entrance
money for a fourth position seven
times, having held the reins in all on
eighty-three occasions. This, of course,
does not Include the times that Geers
di'oe outside of the circuit, as during
September he took Etawah, the great
three-year-old. outside and captured
Blind Trotter's New Reoord.
Geers was at the head of the list in
returning the year's largest Individual !
money -winner. While not being the
largest of the grand, circuit, Etawah
goes into winter quarters the winner of
(34.861. The little blind trotter estab
lishes a new world's record for a three-
year-old by this amount taken, topping
the reoord of $22,800, made by Banz- i
setts. In 184. He was campaigned by
Geers In six races and took four of
them handily. The little bay was out
of the money only once, that in the i
Western Horseman stake at Indianapo
lis, where he showed such a lack of
form that he was drawn: Horse fan
ciers will remember his purchase at I
Cleveland at the opening of the season.
Geers most prominent performance I
of the year was nis capturing, of the!
Merchants and Manufacturers' $10,000
stake at the Blue Ribbon meeting in
Detroit. Mich, when he, after losing two
heats to Andrews behind Tenara, came
back with Reusens, the Kentucky geld
ing, and placed his sixth victory of this
event to his credit.
Reusens ranks second in the Geers
string with money winnings, taking
$12,993 and placing the veteran drlveT
in an exclusive class, he being the only
driver to put two horses above the $10,-
Tennis Experts Matched.
H. V. Parker of Australia, well known
English lawn tennis expert, may take
part In the Philippine carnival to take
place In Manila in January. William
Johnston and Ella Fottrell of San Fran
cisco will participate in both the single I
and double matches. They will leave I
IHMAH AND HOPPE MATCHED
AjpiSLBOURNIS HJMAN, champion of
English billiards, and William P
Boppe. world's balk line title holder,
have signed an agreement to play three
matches, each of one week's duration.
The games will take place In New
' York, Chicago and a Canadian city.
The first will be played in New 7ork
the latter part of September, 1914; the
second about a month later, and the
third In January, 1916. Each game will
be of S,000 points, LEOO at a compro
RE IS BRICKLEY. GREATEST FOOTBALL STAR
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Photo by American Press Association.
Photograph of Erickley, showing how he executed
one of hi? deadly drop kicks.
BRICrKLEY'S accuracy in kicking is really remarkable, considering the
long distance he drives the ball. .He has kicked as many as ten goals in
single practice game. His punts have been known to carry seventy yards.
San Francisco Nov. 22 and return about
March 1, 1914.
Mclaughlin, the United States cham
pion, will not play much, until early
next summer. John Strachan, another
Pacific coast expert, will go to New
York, where his family have taken res
idence. Clarence Griffin, toe, will re
side on the Atlantic slope next year.
Christiansen Skipper For New Cup De
fender. Captain Chris Christiansen of New
York 'will be the skipper of the new
America's cup defender to be built for
the Vanderbilt syndicate at the Herre
Ehoft yards at Bristol, R. I. This an
nouncement was made by , Robert W,
Emmons, Jr., of Boston, manager of the
Captain 'Christiansen served as mate
on the cup defenders Columbia and Re
liance under the captaincy of the late'
Charley Barr. Recently he has been
THE MEN WHO WILL DECIDE THE POLICIES OF THE AMERICAN LEAGUE FOR 1914
.- The accompanying photograph was snapped at the recent meeting of thJ American league basetiall chiefs at Chicago. The names of the men are as follows,
left to right: Thomas Shibe, C. E. Bruce, Harry Grobinger, W. Harris, E. S. Barnard, C. W. Summers, President Ban Johnson, Charles Comiskey, M. P. Nash, E. S.
Minor, N. C. Navin, Frank Farrell, R. L. Hedges and James McAieer. . "
FOR A TILT AT BILLIARDS
mise English style and 1.500 at 18.2
balk line and will be for $1,000 a side
or more. The total number of' points
will decide the stakes, while gate re
ceipts will be divided 65 per cent to the
winner and 85 per cent to the loser.
Each afternoon and' evening 500 points
will be contested.
In each city the first three days of
each week will be devoted to play on
either an English or American table,
M may be agreed upon by the players,
and the last three days will be applied
to a different style of competition.
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sailing -master'-of -the- sixty -foot sloop
Aurora, owned by Cornelius Vander
Coaches Versus Players. r
The fact that Harvard in the east and
Chicago in the west hold undisputed
claims to the championship in their re
spective sections, although coached in
entirely different ways, has led to much
speculation as to just what coaching
tactics produced winners.
Haughton of Harvard drove his men
to victory; Stagg of Chicago led his
charges to the crest of western football.
HaUghton, of a. stern, forbidding type
when handling a team, drives his men
at top speed every moment they are in
the field and inspires something like
fear in his men. Stagg, with a .gentle:
kindly temperament, makes his men
love him and fight for him because they
The English table will be 6 by 12
feet inside the rails and have six pock-
ets 86 Inches In width. The balk line
table will be the standard 6 by 12 feet.
For the English game the balls will be
24 Inches in diameter, the size used
in the famous international match be
tween John Roberts and Frank C Ives,
played in London from May 29 to June
6, 1893. The balk line balls wiU be 2
Inches in diameter.
The English champion departed f st
home recently. -He had been touring
and playing in Canada since the latter
part of August. He met Hoppe and
submitted proposals which were ac
cepted. ' -
do love him. He never gives out the
Idea that he Is their boss. Rather his
The college world must take
off rts hat to Brickley of Harvard,
the phenomenal fullback whose
work more than that of any oth
er individual made the Crimson
team the champions of the east
In the Yale-Harvard game the
gridiron sharps all know that this
sturdy athlete led the way in line
bucking and ground gaining and
kicked five goals from the field.
That was a feat never before oc
curring in the history of football.
And withal Brickley Is a mod
est, retiring lad of twenty-one
years, who carries his honors
lightly. Of course he will be on
the official All American team.
Brickley says that his success
as a kicker is due to years of de
termined practice. In winter and
summer he practices drop kick- .;
ing and booting from placement
when other players are indulging
In some different form of sport.
Thfs great player has one more
year ahead of him at Harvard. -
Is Harvard lucky?
attitude is that, of a big .b:rotber.one
who suggests more than orders what
his men should do.
With all due respect for the marvel
ous coaching skill of . Haughton and
Stagg as well as Tost of Michigan,
Warner of Carlisle and the legion of
others, it seems that, the success of a
football team dpes not depend so large
ly on the caliber of the coach as is
It is the theory that the best coach in
the world cannot produce a winner un
less he has the material and that the
most mediocre coach having great nat
ural players under him will head a
The Pugilistio World.
Many an imposing program has been
knocked galley west by circumstances
over which nobody in particular had
control, but If Promoter Coffroth'B luck
holds good he will place before his pa-
His visit was necessarily brief be
cause of an engagement to compete in
a handicap tournament of seventeen
weeks' duration-. The games In that
tournament will be 9,000 points. The
champion and XL W. Stevenson are
"scratch" men. T. Reese receives a
start of 750; E. Diggle, 1,250; T. Aiken,
champion of Scotland, l,5f0; T. New
man. 2,000; J. Harris or A. F. Peal,
4.000. A preliminary contest decided
which of the two last named entered.
Hoppe reluctantly agreed to the
proposition that the total number of
points made in the three matches
should decide the stakes and gate re
ceipts. . After having assented he said:
note American Press Association.
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w,f (rxlr lK& s "'JSt irMZ'h
Football, Pugilism and O
trana ..this winter -;in. San-. Ifancisco a
feast of fistic tlt-blts such as has never
been equaled, let alone excelled.
Just fancy! Four world's champion
ships. If you disbelieve it cast your
eye over the schedule:
Jimmy Clabby and Frank Logan, mid
weights. Willie Ritchie and Tommy Murphy,
Arthur Pelkey and "Gunboat" Smith,
Johnny Kilbane and Abe Attell. feath
erweights. Of the first of these affairs the Clab-by-Logan
bout there doubtless will be
a question as to whether the men are
properly qualified to box for the 158
pound title. No matter what arguments
many be advanced, however, it will be
difficult to show that any other pair of
middleweights have a better right.
Eddie McGoorty claimed the cham
pionship, and Clabby gained a decision
I guess Mr. Inman believes that at the
English game hp can beat me more
than I can beat him at balk line, but
I think I can adapt myself to any game
if I practice it. I will have pretty near
ly a year in which to work at his game
and that ought to be enough."
A tournament at 14 inch balk line,
one shot in balk, will be announced
shortly. It was suggested by Maurice
Daly as a compromise between 18.1 and
18.2. He contends that' the best play
ers have mastered 18.2 until it has be
come too easy. On the other hand,
many professionals assert that 18.1 is
too difficult and slew to be enjoyed by
players or spectators. '
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a forward oas
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over McQoorty." Frank. Klaus claimed
it, and Klaus was ' knocked but by
George Chip. On these showings the
issue lies between Clabby and Chip.
The middleweight championship has
been all heads and points anyway since
Ketchel held it- Most of the boys have
evinced a fondness for the short bout
circuit and have shown little desire to
bring the question of class superiority
to a head.
Clabby probably has done more twen
ty round boxing than all the others put
together and for this reason, if for.,no
other, is looked upon as a worthy as
pirant for the honors. In addition, Jim
my has struck a winning gait, and if he
defeats stout hearted Logan signally
the writer is inclined to think that the
public will be quite ready to respect
Jimmy's championship claims.
Ritchie Really Champion.
As "to what will hinge upon the Rltch-
"p'OTJRTEEN players were killed and
176 were injured in football games
In the last season.
The football casualty list for 1918
materially exceeds that of 1912 and al
most equals that of 1911. In 1912 sev
en players lost their lives.
, Carefully kept statistics show a
total of ten fatalities for last year, but
three of them were carried over from
the previous year, death having en
sued after the publication of the 1911
list. These, with the fourteen fatalities
in the 1911 list, make a true total. of
seventeen for that year. The season
of 1912 saw twenty-six Injured on the
gridiron, and in 1911 sixty-seven were
In all, fifteen football players nave
died this year, and three of these suc
cumbed In the Twin Cities. Allen
Weidman and Paul Rihelhaffer, Min
neapolis high school players, died from
ii Juries, and Captain Charles Sweitzer
of the Hamline university team died a
few days ago, following an attack of
meningitis, which may have been
caused by an old injury.
Two University Men Killed.
Only two university players were
killed. Vernon Belyea of the Norwich
university was thrown heavily in a
game with Holy Cross and died three
days later. Edward Morrlssey, cap
tain of Stambrose university team,
suffered a broken leg Sept, 25 and died
of blood poison.
The high school players who lost
their lives, in addition to the two Min
neapolis boys, were John Lewis of
Cambridge, O.; Marcus Dunlap of Ver
million, S. D-, and William McCartney
of Lawrence, Mass. "
The Season's Toll.
The list of dead for the present year
Belyea, Vernon " S at Worcester,
Mass., Sept. 26;' left halfback on Nor
wich university eleven of Northfleld,
Vt.; spine fractured in game with
Holy Cross, Sept 24; resided at Green
Dunlap, Marcellus, at Vermillion. S.
D., Oct. 21; grade school student, in
jured in a game at recess and died in
a short time; jumped into pileup and
was burled under a mass of players.
Gay, George H., at Phoenlxville, Pa.,
Nov. 4; captain of the Union club of
Phoenlxville; neck broken In a game
with the Pottstown eleven: while run
ning with the ball he was tackled from
behind and thrown heavily.
Kramer, Albert, at Momence. 111..
Oct, 20; playing with the Grant park
team against Kankakee Oct. 19, while
tackling a Kankakee runner, he collid
ed with another player; his skull was
fractured, his neck dislocated and two
of his ribs were broken.
Le"wis, John, at Cambridge, O.. Nov.
1; high school player; kicked In the
head and died following day.
Luce, Wayne, at Gray, Wash, Oct.
le-Murphy match tnere Is no chase
of argument, ' Ritchie is the title hold
er by virtue of his victory over Ad
Wolgast, and while he had the some-
what unique distinction of gaining
championship through a blow that
landed on himself instead of on the
other fellow he has every right to sign
himself champion and nmim a cham
In business matters Ritchie can be
depended upon to protect his own In
terests. In his match making be has
been accused of playing a safe game,
Billy Nolan, with whom be quarreled
said, with u suspicion of spleen: "Th
three men on Hitchle's list are Joe Riv
ers, Freddie Welsh and Leach Cross.
He will give no one a match until he
gets through with them."
The Cross and Rivers affairs took. In
accordance with Nolan's forecast, and.
the Welsh bout fizzled out at Vancou
ver. Bad blood was engendered, and it
is doubtful if the Britisher and the na
tive son will ever sit down to talk basl
Ritchie promised months ago that be
would box Tommy Murphy in Baa
Francisco this winter, and at this writ
ing it looks as though he Is going to
keep his word. If he reneges he vQ
earn bad opinions himself, and h
stands none too well with the follower
cf pugilism right'now. If he r Mur
phy the chance that it is ere--. -all y ad
mitted is coming to Tommy he will end
a great deal of adverse criticism that
has been directed at him for quite
The Best la the Market.
A Ritchie-Murphy match will create
as much furor in San FVancisco as any
of the Important bouts that preceded It.
It is recognized, of course, that we have
no performers of the Joe Cans stamp
nowadays, but the publio Is satisfied as
long as it gets the best in the market.
Murphy and Ritchie are about the
' best the lightweight class boasts at
present, and for this reason Interest ta
their meeting will be as keen as tboutrl
they were on a par with crackerjack
of other years.
It Is highly probable that Ritchie wHl
be the favorite when betting begins, al
though this Is not thoroughly certain.
Both boys are at their best over a dis
tance, and there is nothing to cboon
between them on the score of pluck or
If one were to be guided by Ad Wol
gast's comparison of Ritchie and Mur
phy he would be inclined to favor Mur
phy in the December bout. Ad bad twit
fights with each, of these lads and
moved heaven and earth In his at
tempts to' secure a third trial with
Ritchie. Even now Wolgast would
jump at a chance to box the Saxl Fran
ciscan. With Murphy it is a horse of another
color so far as Wolgast is concerned.
Not bo long ago when Ad was pesterin g
Coffroth to get Ritchie for him CoKrot a
remarked, "And if I can't how would
another whirl with Tommy Murphy
"Not at all." frankly blurted the wild
cat, "Murphy is too infernally tough.
They always said that a fighter's
opinion of a fighter wasn't worth the
breath it took to place It on record, but
coming from Wolgast, who was nev
er given to picking and choosing, such
a tribute to Tommy la worth pondering
PLAYERS KILLED III 1913
16; Wayne was but thirteen years at
age and played on his high school
team; during a local game he received
a blow on the head and died in m tarn
McCartney, William, at Lawrenc.
Mass. Nov. 6; high school student,
fifteen years old; during a scrimmage
in a game on Nov. 1 his skull was frmc
tured In three places.
Marx, Morty, at Cleveland, O-, Nov,
19; plunged head first into a telephone
pole, sustaining Injuries from which
he died after five days.
Morrlssey, Edward, at Davenport. Xjl,
Nov. 11: captain of the St. -Ambrose
college eleven; sustained fatal lnjurie
in the opening gam f the seaaon
Former St. Paul Bey.
Riheldaffer, Paul, at Minneapolis,
Minn., Nov. 21; high school senior.
eighteen years old; Injured while play
ing on his class team against the Juaf
lors; he was hurt In a scrimmage U
the third Quarter, but continued piay
lng; at the end of the game he drop
Riley, William, at Wilmington, XML,
Oct. 12; in a game between local teams
at Wilmington he was heavily threw
and sustained concussion of the brain,'
he was eighteen years old.
Warner. Hal, at Kalamazoo. MSclv,
Oct. 26; member of nis class team; tm
a game between youngsters he fell am
the ball when tackled, and the fall af
fected his heart.
Weidman. Allen, at Minneapolis,
Minn, Oct. 1: he was a first year stu
dent at the Central high school of
Minneapolis; while carrying the ball
down the field Sept. 18 he crashed Into
another player: with a broken back he
lived nearly two weeks.
Wray, Homer II., at Gettysburg, Pa
Nov. 21; student at Gettysburg coilejre;
he was hurt in a game with Dickinson
college reserve team at Carlisle three
weeks ago; one of the bones la his
chest was fractured; abscesses formed
on the lungs and caused death.
Formidable List of Injur
The list of the more seriously Injur,
ed, a most formidable one. Includes th.
Johnson, University of Indiana, brk
collar bone; John Breathed. University ot
Chicago, broken leg; Davis. Unlverwity of
Indiana, wrenched knee; Fag. St. John's
Military academy, Delafleld, Wis., broken
leg; Schmidt, St. John's Military seamed r.
broken rib; Gruhn, University of Illinois,
bruises; Patterson. University of Illinois,
bruises; Leon Brlgham, low City HiarH
school, broken arm; Wilson, Unlvarwlty
of Indiana, broken collar bone; Toilwfson.
University of Minnesota, kicks; TbjvJ Mr(.
University of Wisconsin, klcksd ta hvl;
Harold Pogue, University of Illinois, shoul
der Injured; Fournier, University of Min
nesota, twisted knee; Kennedy, Uchmr.
sity of Chicago, bruised; Tinman. Am
college, broken leg: Parsons, Univrry
of Iowa, hip Injured; Carberry, Univer
sity of Iowa, side hurt.