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International Conference of Promoters
and Referees Probably Will Be
Called —SeveVal Scraps on
Bill This Week
It is with no little pleasure th^t I
note that such a recognized sporting
authority as Sporting Life, London,
has taken up the agitation for an in
ternational conference for the adjust
ment and revision of weights at which
pugilistic championship contests are to
be held in future throughout the world.
At various times in the last four years ,
I have urged this universal agreement
upon a uniform system of weights, with
the addition of one or two intermediate
divisions to enable boxers who are too
heavy for one division and too light for
the next succeeding class to get en- j
gagements In a championship division
where they can meet opponents on even
terms and physical equality.
Since the date at which the present
•weights became recognized as "of
ficial" the sport has grown and pros
pered and become so universally popu
lar that the number of boxers has
grown vastly greater, and today there
are many fighters or" good class who
practically are barred from participat
ing in championship contests because
they are too heavy for one division and
yet too light to have any chance with
topnotchers in the next heavier divis
ion. Boys like Johnny Coulon, one of
the greatest little fighters in the world,
and destined to become a world cham
pion some day, when he takes on a few
more pounds, are placed in the embar
rassing predicament of being too light
to fight for the lightest recognized
championship, the bantam title, and
therefore must rattle around in the
paperweight division until they grow
big enough to get into the bantam di
Eight Divisions Needed
As I have argued at all times in the
past there should be eight fight divis
ions, as follows: 105 pounds, bantam
at 115 pounds, feather at I^s pounds,
light at 135 pounds, welter at 145
pounds, middle at 160 pounds, light
heavy at 175 pounds and heavy at all
weights over 175 pounds.
These weights would be hailed with
joy by the fighters, except, possibly,
the title holders. That a readjustment
of weights along these lines would be
Dot only fair to the great majority of
fighters, but to the patronizing public
as well is proved In the following in
Johnny Coulon, classy and of proved
championship caliber, is a natural
105-pounder, but is forced to contend
for the 116-pound title against boys to
whom he must give away great weight
that places him under an almost im
possible handicap. There are fifty
others, at least, in this same class who
are thus handicapped.
Packy McFarland, one of the great
est lightweights in the world today,
finds it difficult to make the light
weight limit and be in condition to
fight at his real form, while he is five
to seven pounds too light to go into
the welter division. Jack Blackburn
is another striking example of the ex
iled fighter because of the present
weights, being too heavy t o do 133
pounds and be strong and yet too
light to have an even break in weights
with welters.
Stanley Ketchel, middleweight cham
pion, is about to be forced to abdicate
his throne because he is too heavy t6
make 154 or even 158 pounds and be at
his best form, but who would stay in
that division at 160 pounds. Jim Flynn
Is another middleweight who would be
enabled to get into a class where he
would be a contender for championship
honors if the middle division were to
be raised to 160 pounds.
Tommy Burns, Philadelphia Jack
O'Brien, Sam Langford and half a
score of other classy light heavy
weights who have been forced to fight
men who outweighed them from ten to
sixty pounds would be rejoiced at the
creation of the recognized light heavy-
Rreight championship division and
would be able t o make the required
175 pounds easily and be strong. This
new division would let them out of the
heavyweight class and make them
?reat drawing cards as contenders for
the light heavyweight championship.
Ad Woigast and Harry Baker find it
rather difficult to be classed as feather
weights at the 122-pound figure, al
'.hough neither of this classy pair is
aeavy enough to be a serious contender
in the lightweight division, and in a
short time they will be pugilistic exiles-
Decause of their increasing weight.
Universal Agreement Desired
It unquestionably is time for a uni
versal agreement upon revised weights
md the creation of the two new di
visions, but this is not the only subject
:hat should be considered at the con
ference. At this conference a revised
jet of rules governing ring contests
mould be drawn up and after unt
/ersally agreed upon published to the
iporting world. With an international
:onference, which would represent the
rarious nations where boxing contest?
ire permitted and held, the new weight
trrangement and the new set of ruled
lurely would be adopted, and then it
-vould be possible for fighters aspiring
» championships to meet opponents in
ill countries under the same conditions
i"s regards weight and rules, which
loes not obtain at this time.
About two years ago Manager Tom
VlcCarey of the Pacific Athletic club of
Los Angeles had arranged plans for in
citing the leading promoters and ref
;rees of America to meet in conference
n Los Angeles for the purpose of re
rising the weights and rules governing
joxing contests, and this conference
mdo«btedly would have been called
lad not the Burns-O'Brien muddle
ame along and upset all plans. At
that time J. discussed the weight system
md some of the changes that should be
nade in the rules, and several prom
nent promoters and referees wen;
iskad to express an opinion regarding
:he. proposed conference, all of whom
•eplied affirmatively and encouraged
:he plans by promising to attend. Now
.hat the London sportsmen are taking
jp the agitation an international con
ference seems probable at an early day,
md all who are interested in the bpx
'ng game will welcome the news tha*.
;he conference has been called.
Manager McCarey has arranged a
:ard for his Tuesday night show that
ihould pack the pavilion. Every num
>er on the program is one filled with
freat promise as regards real fighting
tnd a prospective knockout. Boys who
lave proved themselves to the jsatia
laction of the supporting fans are en
gaged in each of the seven bouts
The double header main event pos
sesses better class than usually is
found in the minor event offerings,
3oth bouts being over the ten-round
'&r&fcs£^fe ; BM&tf.-
fT\ HERE will be no stake event to
THERE will be this event at
feature the card this week at
-*- . Santa Anita owing to the fact
that the Speed handicap is to be run
one week from today, but two handi
caps are scheduled to give, the handi
cap division of horses an opportunity
to win their oats and' at the same time
get workouts for the Speed. This lat
ter event probably will be one of the
greatest events of the winter season on
the coast, owing to the fact that prac
tically all the high class sprinters on
this side of the Rockies will be en
gaged. All are eligible, and such as
Jack Atkin, Roseben, Chapultepee,
Cotytto, Colonel Bob, Prince Ahmed,
Gowan, Smiley Corbett, Magazine, Gold
I Heart, Colloquy, Jeanne d'Arc, Law
ton Wiggins, King James, Restigouche,
Fitz Herbert, Rosegal, Adriuche, Miss
Sain, Far West, Golden Pearl, Domi
nus Aroi, Big Chief, Malibie and Cen
-1 ter Shot are among the probable start
: ers, and at least half of those named
| will go to the post. It will make a field
I that would be a big card even at the
New York tracks, and the $6000 purse
puts it on a par with the average of
stake events of the country at this
With excellent prospects for a fast
track today, unless one of those sudden
rainstorms comes up, some good rac
ing should be witnessed by the Blue
Monday crowd of regulars at Santa
Anita. Uncertain and suddenly chang
ing weather conditions for the past
month have discouraged Secretary
Smith in his efforts at furnishing
classy racing every day, and he has
cut out a few of the overnight handi
caps that otherwise would appear ™
the books for this week, so that the
card for today has no extraordinary
*m * tO * f! ature it- Notwithstanding
this fact, two or three of the races
scheduled for this afternoon should
In?18^ Ji' St v 8 g°Od sport as almOSt
any old handicap. The fourth race is
especially attractive, being another one
of those three-year-old events that, at
this late.time in the season, are looked
,7. ,5; owners of Derby candidates as
workouts for the blue ribbon event of
the season which will be run March 8.
S'JJ°, Izb£ r& Joe Madden, Lawton
Wiggins, • Gerrymander, Joe OSES
Fair Annie nd Semproni make up the
field for this afternoon, and if the
track is fast there ' will be some horses
out ror^t? U] e .eld ,^ ets straightened
out for its nine-furlong journey It
will be th first time the%e hW es Thave
been asked to go the distanc? bit it
is time for them to show what they
can or cannot do over a route if thl?
are to be given any serious considera
tion over th e Derby route. The baby
cf«L f Sh°Uld result in another ex
citing race, as an improved class of
juveniles is engaged. The third race
]lIU.l IU. cause the dopesters to scratch
their heads a long time before the win
ncr s figured out, and the big field of
crack platers undoubtedly wifdo some
thewS" 1^ bGtWeen the barrieVan.!
degree than ever before, he
Piker, and ptanger. In the IS
Mr is making a success on the lob w
SS'e^en^!.'"^ 0 &" »<° ' ™
thi' Y'ya^sh and wife are entertaining
of Toronto, in their private box Sen
afternoon of late. This is Miss £?
and Sit fif s St fo Vl *? outhern SSoml'a."
and it is fortunate for her first impre*-
Srtod 1 w' She aP? ved jUst as the s?orm
period was passing away and she is
able cto realize jthe truthfulness of all
the stories of perpetual sunshine and
everlasting summer down this way
She left the sleet-bound northeast
metropolis at a time when sunshine and
fair weather was at a premium. Her
J o n l i t \ a" member of parliament and
one of the leading business men of
V- iX 113. (11\ »
.nf^S., .Pome P y» who has been
n ™, into almost a desperate state
of mind in the last week by Harvey
Woodruff, a Chicago friend who is visit
ing California at this time, because of
Pomeroy's murder-head tales of "our
lovely climate," which Woodruff found
to be mostly a steady downpour of rain
upon a slop-soaked soil, wired to Wood
ruff at Frisco last Saturday to "Come
back. Our lovely weather has return
ed. Woody will get in today to give
Pomeroy one more chance to make
Quite an interesting and novel state
of affairs was brought about Saturday
by the odds offered to Mark Antony II
as compared with the freak prices of
fered against Fleming, which was
route, as follows: Leonard Lauder vs
Jack Redmond and Kid Solomon vs
Freddie Corbett. All these boys have
fought in the local rings and each has
proved to be a scrapper of at least fair
Lauder has returned from his suc
cessful boxing tour of the up-state
country and has' decided to begin all
over again and wipe out the blurs on
his exceptionally good record that were
put there by his only defeats, both of
which were sustained before he went
north. That he has confidence in his
ability to regain whatever prestvge he
lost in these two defeats is amply
proved in his willingness to take on a
tough job as that which he has under
taken Tuesday night in meeting Jack
Redmond. The latter is a willing, en
ergetic and game walloper, and has
shown in his local bouts that he is a
dangerous opponent for any of them in
his class.
Kid Solomon, ever popular with the
fans, will make his reappearance in tho
ring, after an absence of two years, as
a near-lightweight, having abandoned
the feather division because he has
grown too heavy to make the weight
ar.d be strong. Kid once was a rough
house fighter of great ability, had a
punch that was a terror to all boys In
his division, and no gamer fighter ever
climbed through the ropes. He says
that he still is "there" and that he will
fight in improved form by reason of
having left the feather division. Fred
die Corbett made a poor showing
against Jack Redmond, but Redmond
is a heavier and rougher scrapper and
is more experienced. Corbett hopes to
make good tomorrow night by whip
ping Solomon and then go after other
good ones in his class.
The management of the Gate City
Athletic club at San Bernardino has
dished up an exceptionally good card
for the entertainment of the Gate city
fans tomorrow night, Clarence English
and Indian Joe Gregg being the prin
cipals in a scheduled twenty-round
bout. Owing to the fact that McCarey
will have a show at Naud Junction
that night there will be slight atten
dance at the San Berdoo show and it
is regretted by those fans who wanted
(o go to the Gate city for the English-
coupled with Mark in the straight bet
ting only. Fleming surprised the book
ies by winning, and while he was held
at short odds to win, because he was
coupled with Mark in the straight bet
ting only, those who were willing to
take him for the place got twice as
much as they would have drawn down
had they played him to win. The ama
teur gamblers had to use.field glasses
to convince themselves that their eyes
were not fooling them as they stood in.
the ring and gazed upon the unusual
spectacle of the books offering twice as
much against the chances of a horse to
run second as was offered against hio
chances to win.
The .Broadway Physical Culture club
renounces another class boxing show for
Wednesday night, four bouts at three
rounds each being scheduled between
pupils at the club, and a broad jump
contest also will be pulled off, E. O.
V;:n Pelt and John Berry being
matched in this event. The boxing
bouts will he as follows: W. L. Beau
champ vs. Rodney Hill at 154 pound?,
Gregory Watry vs. Chick McGinnis at
145 pounds. Earl Bentley vs. John Berry
at 142 pounds and Frad Wallace vs. S.
Yarneil at 122 pounds.
George Memsic and Frank Picato.
who were matched up Saturday by
Manager McCarey for a ten-round bout
March 2. will go into training at once.
Memsic will go back to the Eastside
club, while Picato will train at the pa
vilion at Naud Junction. There will be
more betting on the result of this bout
than has been the case in any recent
scrap, as both boys are popular and
have an army of staunch supporters
among the fans.
Jack Johnson la scheduled to sail
today from Sydney for Vancouver,
from which point he will proceed im
mediately to Galveston via Frisco and
Los Angeles. He is due to arrive at
Vancouver March 12 by some'sort of
figuring. It would be decidedly pleas
ing to the fans if one of the local pro
moters could match Johnson and Lang
ford for a* local scrap for the title.
It is also announced that Tommy
Burns has decided to become a per
manent resident at Sydney. He has
cabled instructions to his brother, Ed
Brusso, at Frisco to leave on the next
steamer for Kangarooland and Mrs.
Larry Keating will accompany him to
join her husband, who is brother-in
law to Tommy. Keating was with
Tommy at the fight with Johnson and
it is presumed that they will embark
in business in Sydney, as Eddie Brusso
says that Burns and Keating are plan
ning to engage in the hotel and theat
rical business there.
Clark Griffith is feeling very jubilant
at getting Oakes from the Angel club.
He is quoted in an interview as saying
that he has secured the greatest ball
tosser in the Coast league ranks. Oakes
will play in right field and undoubtedly
will make good right off the reel.
Fans flocked to Jack Doyle's South
side club by the hundreds yesterday
and were entertained by the youngsters
who are training there. Ad Wolgast
and Freddie Corbett boxed three furi
ous rounds, Jack-Redmond and Walter
Fisher went over the same route to a
dead heat and White and Hefron did
another turn at the same distance. All
the boys showed up as being in fine
fettle and ready to make any opponent
hustle to beat them. With baseball
games and training stunts every Sun
day afternoon, Doyle seems to have
converted Vernon into one of the most
popular resorts in this vicinity. He
never was connected with a failure or
a dead issue, anyway.
Maurice Sayers and Johnny Murphy
are to furnish the main event at
Dreamland rink, Frisco, next Friday
night, being scheduled to step lively
over the twenty-round route. This
should furnish the Frisco fans with a
classy entertainment and classes with
some of the minor event cards that
Manager McCarey has been staging at
popular prices—some of them, I said.
Z.^exican racing under American
auspices will begin next fall, when
meetings will be held at four cities.
Matt Winn, Maj. Algernon Dainger
field, the governor of Chihuahua and
several others organized the four-city
circuit last Friday and have begun
preparations for building four racing
plants at a cost of $300,000 each. This
makes it look very much like racing
would become an assured fact this
year in the southern republic and ow
ing to the prominence of the Americans
interested and the confidence which
horppmen generally have in them, the
meetings will not lack in patronage bj
American horsemen. Arrangements
will be completed for making easy en
trance and exit of horses through the
various border cities.
Gregg scrap that the two shows are
billed for the same night.
English is a scrapper of good class
and will give a. good account of himself,
while Gregg is pronounced by Howard
Baker to be the toughest scrapper he
ever tackled. This should mean that
the San Berdoo fans will witness a rat
tliner good bout. It is sufficiently at
tractive to local fans to insure a good
attendance from here only for the
counter local attraction. It seems to
be the misfortune of the San Berdoo
and San Pedro clubs to clash with the
local club dates, and as a remedy for
this state of affairs it is suggested that
both these suburban clubs in future
arrange their cards for Wednesday or
Thursday nights, abandoning Tuesday
and Friday nights in favor of local
clubs that have occupied these nights
exclusively, almost, for several years.
In this way there never would be a
clash in dates and the outside clubs
would profit in the attendance of dele
gations from Los Angeles.
Throe bouts make up the card for
Thursday night that Manager Billy
Burk has arranged for the White City
Athletic club show at Arcadia. The
main event will be a ten-round session
in which Kid Sheridan of Chicago will
meet Squirrel Jones of New York for
a $250 side bet. Willie O'Keefe and
Kid Brady will meet at six rounds in
the semi-windup and Phil Riley and
Jockey Marcado will go on for four
rounds in the curtain raiser. Dal Haw
kins, formerly one of the greatest light
weights in the world, but now retired,
will referee the bouts.
It is to the credit of the Arcadia club
that at all of the many boxing shows
that have been pulled off out there this
winter the management of the clubs
has preserved the best of order and
conducted its shows in a manner that
has contributed as much as any other
one thing to the excellent success at
tained. Burk has pulled off several
shows and has exhibited unusual abil
ity as a matchmaker in staging cards
of good class and of sufficient attrac
tiveness to draw patronage from Los j
Angeles. The show Thursday night
promises to be a hummer and probably
will be well attended.
Angeler.os Shut Out Opponents in
Pitchers' Contest—Eighteen Men
Strike Out and Only Nine
Hits Are Made
UPLAND. Feb. 14.—The Ascot Ath
letic ball team of Los Angeles here
today defeated the local club by a shut
out score of 2 to 0. •
This was the opening game of the
season, Sunday ball not having been
played nere for several months. The
visitors; were given a warm reception
as they stepped from the train, the
tow n band rendering several ragtime
selections, both at the depot and at the
Hurst, pitcher for the Los Angeles
team, struck out thirteen men and fig
ured in two double plays, while Cran
dell, formerly of the San Pvdro Mer
chants, now pitching for Upland, held
the hard-hitting Ascot team to seven
Collins for the winners and Busby
for the country team each got a two
base hit.
The score:
Collln?. I. f 3 0 1 0 2 0 0
Williams, c 4 0 1 0 13 0 0
Nichols, 3b 4 0 1 0 1 0 0
Xeary, c. f 4 0 0 0 1 0 0
Hurst, p 4 1 1 1 2 2 0
C. Black, 2b 4 1 2 2 0 1 0
Cromby, lb 4 i 1 0 9 0 0
B. Block, r. f 4 0 0 0 0 I i)
Fitzgerald, ss. ... 4 0 0 0 0 3 0
Totals 35 2 7 3 2S 6 0
Donivan. 3b 4 0 0 0 1 3 2
Means, lb 3 0 0 0 9 0 0
Bronden, 2b 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
Anderson, r. t 3 0 0 0 1 0 0
Busby, c 3 0 1 1 13 0 0
Crandall, p 3 n 0 0 S 0 0
Fetrow, c. f 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
Houses, 1. f 4 0 0 0 2 0 0
Crayton, ss 4 0 0 0 0 0 1
Totals 31 0 2 1 27 3 3
Ascot Athletics 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 o—30 —3
Base hits 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 2—7
Upland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 o—o
Base hits 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 o—2
Two-base hits—Collins, Busby. Sacriflco
hit—Collins. Bases on balls—Off Hurst 1.
Struck out —By Hurst 13. Crandall 5. Dou
ble plays—Hurst to Cromby, Hurst to Crom
by to Williams. Hit bY pitched ball—Fitz
gerald. Time of game—l:2o.
White Sox Twirler for Winners Strikes
Out Seven Men, While His Op
ponent, Andrade, Kills
The Maiers and the McCormicks
played at the South Side Athletic dia
mond, the former winning by a score
of 2 to 1, yesterday afternoon in a
pitchers' battle between Rugar of the
Chicago White Sox team and Frank
Andrada, the former Santa Monica
pitcher, who will report to the Cleve
land team this spring.
Andrada tonight is sleeping with his
contract, having received the same yes
terday after the game, and in all prob
ability will return the contract, signed,
to Stoval, now scouting in Southern
California and playing with the San
Diego team at first base.
Andrada came out second best in hist
battle against Rugar. H. Kimmerle's
dropping Andrada's throw of a ground
hit in the sixth inning, when Nast v/a9
on third, practically lost the game for
the McCormicks, as they could do
nothing with Rugar until the ninth in
ning, when the McCormicks got three
hits and scored one run
The Maiers will clash with the San
Diego team on Washington's birthday.
The score:
Kerwfet, 2b SOOOiio
Harris, 3b 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Plake, ss 4 0 0 0 2 2 0
H. Klmmerlfe, lb ...... 1 0 1 0 9 0 2
O. Klmmerlee, rf 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dickman, If 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
.Sullivan, 3b 3 0 0 0 12 0
Lc Quin, c 3 0 1 0 11 5 0
Andrade, p 3 0 0 0 0 2 0
O'Connor, cf 1110 0 0 0
Totals 32 1 3 0 24 12 2
Leonard, If 4 0 0 0 3 0 0
Ely, 2b 4 0 0 0 17 1
Wilson, if 3 0 10 0 0 0
Xast, ss 2 110 2 3'
■Kelley. 3b 1 0 0 0 0 1 U
Garrity, cf 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Koeller, 11 3 0 1 0 12 0 0
Hcffman, c 3 110 7 0 1
Rugar, p 2 0 00 0 1 0
Totals 24 2 4 0 25 12 4
McCormicks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 I—l
Hase hits 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2—3
Maiers 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 •—"
Base hits 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 •—4
Two-base hlt-H. Klmmerlee. Sacrifice hits
—Kolley. 2; Nast, Rugar. Bases on balla—
Rugar, 1; Andrade, 1. Struck out—By Rut^ar
7; by Andrade. 10. Double plays—Ely to Nast
to Koeller. Hits—Off Rugar. 3; off Andrade, 4.
Passed ball—Hoffman. Wild pitch—Rug-ar
Time—l:4o. Umpire—Jack Simons.
Game Tied by Winners in Ninth Ses
sion After Error Made by
PASADENA, Feb. 14.—The North
Pasadena baseball team today defeated
the visiting: Tropico team in a ten
inning game, the score being 2 to 1.
Up to the ninth inning North Pasadena,
found it impossible to hit the Tropico
pitcher and the only run secured is that
credited to Tropico. In the ninth they
began to find Rice and three bingles
combined with an error by a Tropico
infielder let "in the run which tied the
In the tenth Tropico did not score
and North Pasadena batted in the win
ning run. Score:
North Pasadena 2 hiis 9. errors 4.
Tropico 1, hits 5, errors 3.
Batteries —Smith and Thompson;
Rice and Busch. '
I have been asked several times dur
ing the week for the numbers of va
rious managers of clubs in the miscel
laneous ranks, and therefore would
suggest that every manager send in
their telephone number on a postal
card, so that I can keep a record of
them. The Herald will run these
numbers, as they have made several
changes in both the Home and Sunset
The Belvidere team desires to hear
from the Covina team in regard to a
game for next Sunday.
As a result of having his foot frozen
while attending a funeral some time
ago Harry Schlafley is compelled to
use a crutch in walking. Schlafley is>
signed to play with Newark of the
Eastern league. Last season he was
manager of the Toronto team.
Charles Comiskey is to buy perma
nent training grounds for the White
Sox in Texas. They probably will be
near El Paso and be used first in the
spring of 1910.
Pitcher Elmer Ste.ele of the Boston
Americans is a bridgebuilder by occu
pation. The crack twirler swings a
hammer on a trestle about 200 feet
above the Hudson river. He says it is
gTeat work, and he will report in the
spring as hard as a rock and without
an ounce of superfluous flesh. He has
signed for the coming season.
Catcaer Jimmy Byrnes of last sea
son's Sacramento State league club
has affixed his signature to a contract
to play with Charley Graham's club in
the Pacific Coast league during the
1909 season. •■
Ralph Willis of the Seals has not
signed his contract yet because he*
thinks he ought to have more money.
His 1909 contract calls for more than
he received the year before, but in spite
of that Ralph wants an additional
Jack O'Connell, the popular umpire
of the Coast league last season, is un
decided as to his plans for the comingl
year. He has offers from the big
leagues of the east, but he is not anx
ious to leave this city with his family.
He may, however, decide to accept a
berth, as the offers made to him have
been liberal.
Pat O'Connor, the little catcher who
more than made good at the end of
last season, has sent his contract signed
to the Pirates.
All talk that Fred Merkle, the Toledo
member of the New York Giants, who.s.-;
failure to touch second base lost his
club the National league pennant and
possibly the world's championship last
season, would go to the St. Louis Na
tionals or any other club besides the
Victors Decide to Play with Hubert
Giants Next Sunday for Side
Bet of Twenty-five
The Palms defeated Bueneman in a
ten-inning game yesterday afternoon
at the Palms' diamond, the scons being
'1 to 0. It was a pitchers' battle between
Saens and McGilvray. Saenz struck
out twenty of his opponents, while
McGilvray fanned six.
One error was made by Cruz in left
field of the Palms, while Greer, for the
losers, made two in short field and
Pueson made the other error.
Saenz, pitcher for the winners, al
lowed but five hits, while the Palms
secured ten hits off McGilvray. The
winning run was made by Lugo, who
singled, followed by a single from Lo
pez and a two-base hit by Kuiz.
The Bueneman team will try conclu
sions with the Hubert Giants next Sun
day at th*a Boyle Heights Athletic
park for a side bet of $25.
The score:
Greer. ss 4 0 0 0 3 4 2
Hughes, lb 4 0 0 17 0 0
Lr-yson, c 4 0 1 0 10 0 1
McGilvray, p : 3 0 10 16 0
.Smith, 3b 3 0 10 0 3 0
Sutler, 2b 3 1110 2 0
Watson, If 3 0 0 0 5 0 0
Lftihy, rf 3 0 0 0 3 0 0
Sweeney, cf 3 0 1 0 2 0 0
Totals 30 0 3 2 30 13 3
Ruiz, rf 5 0 2 2 2 0 0
Fi?ueroa, ss 5 0 10 0 2 0
SaMiz, p 4 « 1 0 0 2 0
Taplln, 3b 4 0 2 0 0 0 0
Plake. 2b 4 0 0 0 2 2 0
Lamb, lb 4 0 118 10
Cauz, If 10 0 0 0 11
Lugo, at 4 110 0 0 0
j Lopez, c 4 0 1 1 20 :; 0
Totals 38 1 16 4 30 12 1
Palms 0 00000000 I—l
Baso hits 121201100 2-10
Buf-nemans 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 o—o
Base hits 000011102 0— 3
Two-base hit— Ruiz. Sacrifice nil—Piake.
liases on balls—Oft Saenz. 2: eft MoGilvray, t.
Struck out—By Saens. 20; by McGilvray. <>.
Double plays—Palms, 1; Bueneman?:, 2. Hits
—Off Saenz, 1: oft MoGilvray, 10. Hit by
pitched ball—Lopez. Time—l:3. Umpire—Ste
The Los Angeles Brick company
baseball team defeated the San Ga
briels yesterday by a score of 5 to 2
at the San Gabriel diamond. Salazar
and Espinoza did the battery work for
the brick company and were opposed
by Bilderian and Callahan. The Los
Angeles Brick company club will play
the Santa Monica Stars next Sunday
at the seaside diamond.
The All-Stars of Los Angeles want
to hear from the Covina club in order
to secure a game for next Sunday.
Answer through The Herald.
The Burke Athletic club defeated the
Wells-Fargo team yesterday at the
Sixty-sixth and Moneta diamond by a
score of 16 to 4. McClain, Crowley and
Stevens were in the points for the wni
ners, while Smith and Gilroy did the
honors for the baggage-smashers. Mc-
Clam struck out nine and Crowley six.
LONG BEACH, Feb. 14.—The White
Sox won over the Syrups today by J.
score of 4 to 0. Grayson was In the
box for the Syrups. Myers, for the
White Sox, pitched a strong game.
New York ' Giants, was dispelled
when Merkle signed a contract for an
other year with the New York club.
The contract contained a handsome in
crease in salary over last season. .
So confident is John J. McGraw, man
ager of the New York National league
team, that the Giants will win the pen
nant this coming season that it is said
he is willing to wager all or any part
of $10,000 that the team will carry off
the flag. He bases his hopes on the
addition of Schlei, Murray and Ray
mond t the team.
The Cubs, owing to lack of harmony,
he believes, will be crippled, and he
thinks Pittsburg will dispose of them
in easy fashion. McGraw is confident
he can whip Cleveland, Detroit, Chicago
or any other team that carries off the
American league flag.
Gill, the Pirates' first basemr.n las^t
season, who played an errorless game,
has gon e back to the minors. If he
could hit a little bit he would be a
Charley Comiskey laughs at Jones'
statement that he wants to play ball
as much as possible because he fears
he won't last much longer. "Good
many years left in Fielder yet," says
old Roman.
Rube Marquard is going to be put
through a special course of training.
Evidently he can't fight well enough to
suit McGraw.
Comiskey's frantic efforts to get an
other outfielder gives one the impres
sion that the ultimatum of one F.
Jones carries more weight than the
ordinary midwinter bluff.
Josh DeVere is one of the fattest
men playing ball, and also one of the
smallest. The Giants originally got
him from the Cotton States league, and
his year in the eastern has made him
of big league caliber.
Jimmy Burk. manager of the Louis
ville club, has returned his contract
to George Tebeau. Tebeau calls for
$3500 for Burk to continue as Louis
ville's manager. He also demands
$t:000, which is the same figure Charley
Carr gets in Indianapolis.
Lee Tannehill. the clever third base
man of the White Sox, has fully re
covered his health and says that he
will play in his old-time form the com.
ing season. He hasn't been really
himself for a couple of seasons, owing
to injuries; but when he is right he
compares favorably with any third
corner man ii\ the country. He has
already signed his contract, which
makes the worries of President Comis
key one less, as it was thought that
"Tan" might give up the game this
Foresters of Los Angeles Lose Contest
Full of Errors and Replete
with Kicks Against
SANTA MONICA, Feb. 14.—The
Santa Monica Stars won a long drawn
cut game from the Foresters of Los
Angeles at the Tenth street grounds
this afternoon, landing the winning
run in the last part of the eleventh in
While the Foresters are the best
team that the locals have been against
this season, they did not play in their
usual form, and threw away the game
time after time. Many errors and a
vast amount of kicking were the feat
ures of the contest, which narrowly
escaped ending In a fight in the tenth
Dickson of the home team took ex
ception to a decision of Umpire Broad
who called a man out at the home
plate, and he started to cross the field
with the apparent intention of doing
up the umpire. Dickson's teammates
jumped on his back and held him until
he cooled off.
While Umpire Delhi concurred in the
decision of his colleague, most of the
spectators claimed the man was safe
and made many unpleasant comments
on the game, but the decision of the
umpires was allowed to stand and the
game proceeded until the eleventh in
ning, when a run by Russell made the
score 7 to 6, in favor of the home team.
The Santa Rosa Wine company's
baseball team defeated the Stronghold
club yesterday afternoon at the dia
mond at Eleventh and Flower streets.
The feature of the game was the heavy
hitting of N. Alexander and the stick
work of Al Green and H. Alexander.
Following are the runs, hits and er
Santa Rosa 4, hits 9, errors 1.
Stronghold 2, hits 3, errors 3.
Batteries—Santa Rosa—Green, N. Al
exander, Cohn. Strongholds—Durby C
Miller. '
Kfrst race, selling. 6V2 furlongs.
Aza 107|LikeIy Dleudonne ...107
Allen Lee *102|Morea *ioo
Autocrat lio|Provedore no
Buckthorn 107|SSolus ;...M8
Emp. Expedition ..107|Signor no
Guise 110|Some Stone ..no
Hamper lu7|Tungst?n 107
nd race, polling. 2-year-olds, 3% furlongs
Chester Krum WjPlacide " 105
Delmas lOSISam Webb .!108
El Perfecto ..» 105 Sureget 108
Harman 1 108 San Damlus !ios
Kid 10S|Sepulveda 108
Mary Van Puren ..lO.'.jSam Sneek 10S
Myles O'Connell ... .108)
Third raoo. selling. 7 furlongs.
Charley Heeney .. ..103!Marg. Randolph 102
Dr. Mathews lOSlMonvina 103
Dr. Vv'hita 116 Rip Rap .in
Ethon llSjßubru- ]06
Golden Wave llllßubinon .lirj
John Louis *90iS!r iidivard .us
Lucy Mario ...UljSkyo ..!102
Fourth race, purse. V,% miles.
Dr. Holzberg lOT'.ioe Madden no
Fair Annie ...10T>|Lawton Wiggins ....110
Gerrymander ..; 107 Semproni *. no
Joe Gaitens 110 ■
f"i:th race, selling. 1 3-16 miles.
Arcourt 109jJos*ph X 109]
Aduratlon 10'iKnight of Ivanhoe...lo9
Aunt Rose 98jlvanhoe 1051
Rye Bye II 103|Niblick 109
Calmar liU-Whitlden „»fj
Crack Shot 96|Wo!fvUle 100
E!ie 10-VVanen .'.'..102
Sixth race, selling, 1 mile.
Financier 104 Snow Ball ....109
Grande Dame 991 Rock stone * 101
Homeless 106 Vesme 106
Lord Stanhope 11l
Seventh race, selling, s',i furlongs.
Ben Stono 107jHannibal Bey 11l
Blue Bottle lll|Hazelthorpe ... 109
Cobl?skill .....]l''Linita ... .. .'...53
.',• :i:i ... llli'^pna Lech ...,*SS
Oregon 107|Rosslar9 9::
Columbia Girl 109 Salvage 11l
Fargo Rose SBISIr Barry 9S
Guiding Star lHjUncle Jim M
■Apprentice allowance. *,
Fourteen Men Forced to Pound Air,
Twenty-three Safe Ones Batted
and Errors Number
The Gardena club defeated the Dyas-
Clines yesterday afternoon at the Gar
dena diamond by a score of 14 to 5.
Catcher Tom Leahy for the losers sus
tained a fractured nose while in the
act of rinaning after a long fly, stum
bling against Sims, who was running
for the home plate, and this " retired
him for the remainder of the game,
Beaver going behind the mask in his
place. -
Earl Haight, twirler for the sporting
goods team, noticed in the third inning
the balloon United States was cut loose
and after taking- a long look at the gas
bag in the air, went to pieces, never
recovering until "Babe" Bresino went
to his assistance and relieved him from
his bad position on the mound
Leahy and Haight were the star
players with the willow, Leahy making
two hits and two runs out of two times
at bat, one of them being a two-bagger.
Haight got three hits out of three times
at bat. Obioles, shortstop for the Dyas-
Clines, had his off day and did not
play up to his usual form.
The score:
Donovan, 2b 5 0 1 1 2 i 1
Obioles, ss 3 1 j 0 ' * •» 4
Leahy, c........ 2 2 2 0 3 1 0
Beaver, c. t.-c. ... 4 1-0511
Cahill, 3b 4 i 0 0 2 * 1
Haight, P 3 0 3 0 3 1 0
Whaling. Lt..... 3 0 10 13 0
Gervais. lb. 4 0 10 5 3 1
Strong, r. t 4 0 0 0 1 0 \>
Bresino, p 3 0 0 0 • 2 0 ; <T
Totals 36 ~5 11 ~1 27 14 ~8
Bennett, c. f 4 2 0 0 0 0 0
Hughes. 1. f. 5 2 3 0 0 0 0
Haskins, r. f 4 11 l 0 0 0
Bouett, Sb 5 111 3 2 1
Gorton, ss. ..... 5 1 1 0 '5 4 1
Scott. 3b 3 1 1 0 I 3 0
Anderson, lb .... 4 1 o 0 6 I •>
Simms, c 4 2 3 0 4 l' l
Coats, p 4 3 2 112 0
Totals 3S 14 12 ,3. 24 14 ~5
Dyas-Cline 4 0 10 0 0 0 0 0—
Base hits 4 0 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 11
Gardena •. 0 0 6 1 0 4 2 1 • 14
Base hits 0 0 4 1 0 4 2 1 • 12
Two-base hits—Leahy, Coats. Bases on
balls—Off Haight 1. Bresino 1, Coats 2
Struck out—By Haight 3, Bresino 2, Coats
7. —Off Haight 5, Bresino 7. Coats 11
"Wild pitches—Haight 2. Hit by pitched
ball—Whaling, Beaver. Time of game 2-20 -
Four Two=Baggers Credited, Three of
Which Go to Winners—Sixteen
Men Fanned in 6 to 0
The Euclid baseball team at its dia
mond defeated the Modern Woodmen of
America yesterday by a score of 6 to 0.
Both pitchers were hit freely, Euclids
making thirteen and the Modern Wood
men of America seven singles. Pina,
for the winners, fanned ten, while
Ash for the opponents struck out five.
•The Euclid team made a, double play
in the first of the seventh inning. Two
base hits were made by Jensen, Ervin,
Leonard and DeFrater.
Following is the score:
Leonard, lb 4 2 2 0 10 1 0
Jensen, 3b 5 13 0 2 2 2
Packard, 2b 5 0 3 0 12 1
Kutz, ss 5 0 2 0 2 2 1
StribUng, cf 4 0 10 0 11
Doer, rt" „... 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ervin, c 3 1 1 1 12 2 0
Pina. p 3 0 0 0 15 0
Fitzgerald, If 3 2 12 10 0
Totals 36 6 13 3 29 15 »
Neise, 3b 4 0 0 0 0 1 0
Reimer, c 4 0 2 0 6 0 0
De Frater,' lb-p 4 0 2 1 12 1 1
Con way, 2b 4 0 1 0 2 4 1
Hawkins. If 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ash. p-lb 4 0 10 3 4 0
Jury, ss 4 0 10 0 11
Easley, cf 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dailty, rf 4 0 0 0 10 0
Totals 36 0 7 1 24 11 3
Euelius 00210101 •—6
Base hits 0043120 3, *—13
Woodmen 000000000—0
Base hits 12002002 o—7
Two-bise hits—Jensen, Ervin. Leonard, De
Frater. Sacrifice hits—Leonard, 1; Pina, 1.
First base on errors—Euclids, 3; Woodmen, 5.
Left on bases—Euclids, 10; Woodmen, 9. Bases
on tails—Off Ash. 1: off De Frater, 1. Struck
or.t—By Ash. 5; by De Frater, 1; by Pina. 10.
Double plays—Jensen to Leonard. Hits—Off
Ach, TO; off De Frater. 3. Passed balls—Ervin,
1; Reamer, 1. Time—2:oo. Umpire—J. Kutz.
Long in Public Eye
•The newspapers rush you into print
every chance they get, don't they, sen
ator?" gushed an ardent lady admirer,
addressing a famous statesman at a
White House reception lately.
"Yes, indeed," replied the senator,
"and, do you know, madame," he
quickly 1 added, without the sign dt a
smile, "that the very day I was born
the newspaper of my town had it!"—
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