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THE HERALD'S SPORTING NEWS FINN THREATENS TO ORGANIZE RIVAL TO PACIFIC JOCKEY CLUB MANAGER OF RACE MEETINGS AT SALT LAKE CITY MAY TRY TO RUN INDEPENDENTLY Resents Intervention of Governing Turf Body on Coast to Force His Removal from Office and Plans Circuit of His Own, to Include Mormon Capital, Cheyenne, Boise City and Coeur d'Alene. Such Action Would Mean Outlawry by All Turf Bodies in the World and Include All Associated with Him JAY DAVIDSON WORD comes indirectly from W. W. Finn at Jacksonville to the effect that the manager of the Utah Jockey club intends fight ing back at the Pacific Jockey club, the governing body west of the Rocky mountains, in retaliation for the refusal of the latter body to grant dates for another race meeting at Salt Lake City until he is deposed as manager. The story is to the effect that Finn will attempt to enlarge the territory and jurisdiction of the Utah Jockey club and make of it a rival to the Pacific Jockey club—an outlaw organization, in other words. It would include the Rocky mountain states of Utah, Wyoming and Idaho, with meetings at Salt Lake City. Chcvenne, Boise City and Cceur d'Alene. _ __ ,„ ,_, ! This is a wild and backhanded way to try to get even with the Pacific Jockey club and is doomed to failure before it Is started. Finn will find it rather dif ficult to induce horsemen to race with him with the well known and inevitable penalty of outlawry of men and horses starting them squarely In tho face and as he never enjoyed much popularity among horsemen his task will be dou bly hard. Another obstacle in the way of success for his plan is the fact that all the territory In the Rocky moun tain region is at such high altitude that snow covers the ground from No vember 1 to May 1 and summer racing only is possible there. The last heavy snow storm in the spring of 1909 at Salt Lake City fell the last day of April, ■while the Ogden meeting was run un der difficulties because of snow storms that made the attendance, dwindle to the employes and horsemen and a few free pass bettors. So, horsemen who would race with Finn at an outlaw meeting would have to turn their horses out in winter and lose half a year each twelve months. Associates Oppose Him Another splendid reason why an out law Jockey club will never be a success in that region is found in the fact that John Condron, president of the Utah Jockey club, is a high class sportsman and will not be Identified with any movement that is hostile to organized racing interests. Condron is the one man above all others who has made racing possible In Utah, spending his mohey and giving his time and best ability fully to the cause. Ho wants to make racing popular there and see it permanently established, and will not stand for anything that will be detri mental to the sport in that state. Capt. Jojin Hackett, who died a few days ago at El Paso, owned a large block of stock in the Utah Jockey dub and his estate will stand with Condron in opposing anything that might injure the prospects of the sport in the future. He and Condron hold the majority of stock between them find will control the organization, even against Finn, whose holdings are In the minority. These two interests are bound by ties of loyalty to the Pacific Jockey club and will not bo a bit back ward in standing pat upon the proposi tion of affiliation with the governing turf body in the west. Finn Up Against It Finn seems to be up against It good and strong. He owns a string of fairly good performers, trained and managed by B. J. Crawford, and as they can win many races at the summer "bush" meetings he could manage to get along without the salary that attaches 1m t!>." job as manager of the Utah Jockey club. But, if he attempts to start any thing like a rival Jockey club it Is ten to one that he will find himself up against It when it comes to racing his horses in the Jurisdiction of the Pa cific. Jockey club. It is ono big cinch that Condron and his associates will conduct race meetings at Buena Vista park next spring and fall, and with out the assistance of Finn as manager and under the sanction of the Pacific Jockey club. If Finn tries to run an opposition meeting he will lose what money he invests and will not injure the success of the Utah Jockey club meeting at all. MADMAN ANNEXES PALO ALTO HANDICAP Odds.on Favorite Runs Consistently and Easily Beats Field of Good Class at Emery. vi lie OAKLAND, Cal., Jan. 20—Madman, the odds-on-favorlte, scored an easy victory In the Palo Alto handicap ;it Emeryville today. Ho opened a gap im the field and tha others nr-yor coul.l Never $3.00 Yes! It's the Same Fine Hat $3.00 Everywhere Else Always $2.50 Here f La Touche ) I 256 S. Broadway, Near 3d J The jurisdiction of the Pacific Jockey club, according to its articles of in corporation, extends over all that ter ritory between the Pacific ocean and the Rocky mountains, including the states of Utah and Idaho that Finn wants. This territorial jurisdiction is recognised by all the Jockey clubs of the world and the rulings of the Pa cific Jockey club are supremo In that territory. Naturally, should Finn try any rival or opposition movement, the Pacific Jockey club would protect Itself by outlawing him and all who partici pate in any way in the meeting's or in the organization and this ruling would be upheld and enforced by all tho jockey clubs in the world. Atkln May Get Job The vacancy in the managerial office of the Utah Jockey club, caused by the pending removal or resignation of Finn, must be filled nt an oarly day, as arrangements for the spring meet ing, which begins in May, must be attended to, and before dates will be granted, according to report, a suc cessor to Finn must be named and he must bo satisfactory to Tom Williams. While he is not a candidate for the po sition. Jack Atkln may be named as Finn's successor, because of his su perior knowledge of turf affairs and his wide acquaintance and peculiar fitness for the position. Atkin has been mentioned in connec tion with the appointment heretofore and his established reputation in turf circles makes it possible that he will be asked to take the place. It Is known that Atkln would he most agreeable to the coast turf powers and he would be able to take a better class of horses, and more of them, to Salt Lake City than was there last year. Atkin has been associated with Barney Schreiber for so long that ha would have the support and hacking of the Missouri baron in making the Salt Lake City meetings a success. Mormon Capital Good City Salt Lake City is a great pport cen ter and, In fact, Is the best sporting city between the coast and the Missis sippi. Its sportsmen are prodigal in their expenditures when it comes to backing up a legitimate sporting enter prise and it seems that nearly every body in the city, business men includ ed, is a fan of Borne kind. Baseball, football, racing and all branches of sports prosper there and the city de- Serves the best to be had in any line. With proper management, which means clean and honest racing, tho sport of kings will be permanently es tablished there. Governor Spry and his Ftaff and the army officers sta tioned at the fort near the city were visitors at the races during last sum mer, and the better element of citi zenahip gave Its approval of the sport by tho organization of the Turf and Field club, whicli affiliates with the Utah Jockey club. Millionaire busi nesi men and social leaders belong to this club and they did everything possible last year to boost and boom racing there. The daily attendance at tlie races averaged about 2000 persons a day, but there were days when tlier" were 5000 persons on the grounds. Local men are promoting the Utah Jockey ciub and the future of the sport in that state seems assured as li>i)sr ts they remain in control and continue to insist upon clean and hon est racing at all times. pot near him. Kid North, favorite, ran away from his field in the early stages of the first, but tired badly, and Dixie Dixon boat him a neck. The fifth race resulted in a close finish, J. C. Clem winning by a narrow margin from Cobleskill and Steel. Summary: First race, 61.4 furlongs, —Dixie Dlxon, 107 (Kent) won; Kid North, 109 (Co burn) second; Bai 109 (King) third; time 1:10, Content, Babe Neely, Mark Twain, Sully, Phosphorus, • Rivera, Bob Burns and Twin .Screw also ran. Second race. 6 furlongs, selling—Old Set ■''"• no (Kedorls) won; Sophomore, 10S (Walsh) second; Lady Rensselaer, 104 (:.illaghan) third; time 1:10 2-5. Birth Eanrose, CoppernVM. Father Downey, Rust, ling- Silk, Pretension, Bankara and Nap] .i also ran. Third race, B furling., jelling— Lena Lecn, 104 (TapHn) won: gam Barber, 110 (Gross) second; Tbor, 106 (Vosper) third time 1:15 1-6. Valoskl, Velma C. Tony Faust. Scrvlcence, Gosslpcr 11, and Balnadc alflo ran. Fourth race, Palo Alto handicap—Mad mar, 110 (DugaM) won; Jim Gaffnoy, 104 ;rn) second; Prejulclo, 116 (Taplln) , third; timo 1:01 1-5. lloctor and Kosamu also ran. Fifth race. 1 mile and 20 yards, selling— i C Clem, lot (Kedarii) won; Cobleskill, j 10'J (Gro.»si lecond; Bteel, 107 (Cotton) j third; time 1:46 3-5. Surety and Cocksure ' also ran. Sixth race. Futurity course, selling—Sink Sprlns. 129 (Votptr) won; Incelement 1"S .Montry^ second; Roberta. 110 (Of I third: time 1:12 2-5. Radatlon, Salnotta. IEI Mol!no, Mlnnedorla, Oramcrcy, Jlllett 1 and Arthur Hyman alao ran. Can You Guess? Teast —Do dogs carry rumors, do you suppose? i'rimsonbeak-Oh, no; rumors fly. The things dogs carry Jump.—Yonkers Statesman. ! , — ■»•> JOHNSON SIGNS TO BOX JEANETTE NEW YORK, Jan. '.O. Jack Johnson | baa completed negotiations for a Turin engagement next September with Joe ! Jeanette. flip articles of agreement, which already have Jeanette'i signature, I will hi* sinned !>>• Johnson tndny. LOS ANGELES HERALD: FRIDAY MORNING. JANUARY 21, 1010. RIALTO GOSSIP IMAGINE Al Kaufmann outboxins Philadelphia Jack O'Brien in a six-round bout, and then try to figure out wliy. O'Brien has gone en tirely to pieces or Kaufmann lias im proved GOO per cent in the last six months. Kaufmann Is the direct op posite to O'Brien, being slow and awk ward, while O'Brien is speedy and clever. It Is impossible to believe that Kaufmann could have Improved so much in such a short time, so the natural explanation of it all Is that O'Brien has gone to the scrap heap. He must bo awful bad to permit Al to make even a decent showing with him in six rounds, so the natural conclu sion is that lie must have gone back so far that he no longer is to be consid ered in the first flight of boxers. The passing of O'Brien will not bo re gretted, as he deliberately put himself on the blink when he came to Los An gules and tried to pull off one of his many Philadelphia stunts. He lias been practically outlawed by boxing clubs of good repute ever since. Am In receipt of a Christmas card from Tommy Burns. The greeting comes from "Mr. and Mrs. Noah Brusso," which indicates that Burns has dropped his ring name, and taken his real handle. Tommy is a turfman now, owning a small string of horses that are doing fairly well on the Aus tralian turf. He may get back In tho fight game again when Ketchel gets over there, and if he whips the middle weight champion, as he figures to do, he may get that fight bee buzzing again and come back to America. lie is wealthy now, however, and if his business affairs continue to prosper over there, he probably will stick with them. Congratulations are coming to Dick Allen for his unexpected victory Wed nesday night over Arthur Collins at Downey. He gave the negro a good thrashing; and surprised his friends, many of whom did not go to the fight because they did not want to see him whipped. Dick has the makings of a good fighter In him and it is hoped he will take tilings easy for awhile, not overstepping himself In matchmaking. The bunch that went to Downey to the fights Wednesday night had a fine time of it on the return trip. Their automobile got lost and wound up in ail the bad spots to be found, which kept them from gettiner back to the city until about midnight. George Hancock, daddy of Indoor baseball nnd now secretary of the Pacific Athletic ciub, went to Aviation camp yesterday in his new auto. Ow ing to its novel style, Al Greenewald and the bunch were much concerned over his welfare, fearing that he woull get stuck in the sand or break down the machine, and for a time they were figuring on sending out a relief expe dition. George got along all right, though, and Is very much puffed up regarding the "class" of his auto, since he has proved it to his own satis faction. The stewards' of the Jockey club have reinstated Garnish, which was ruled off three years aero because of a bad race at New York, and Owner R. L Rogers also was reinstated. Garnish was shipped to Ascot park immediately after the bad race and Rogers did not know of the action of the stewards in ruling: him and his stable off until after he arrived here. Garnish has run two or three times In the last six months, being entered as Homelipht. With the ban off, the once great horse can run in his own name In future, and '* he is in fine fettle now, It will be well to keep an eye on him. Jockey Archibald is In bad again*at Juarez. Starter Mars Cassidy having suspended him for five days for mis behavior. He only recently idled out a. long suspension for rough-riding anii na that he cannot behave .him self long enough to keep in good con dition. It i= announced that ,the Gans-Nel son fight films will be placed on ex hibition this morning for a run of a week. They will be shown at the Royal theater. In view of the prob- FAVORITES WIN AND BOOKS ARE TRIMMED Juarez Plungers Deplete Bankrolls of Odds Layers When Four First Choices Scamper to Wire In Front JUAREZ, Mex., Jan. 20.— big crowd gave the books a drubbing today at Terrazas park, when four heavily played first choices won. The victories of Lady Panchita and Wander were particularly hard blows for the ring, as they were played lor thousands. Sum mary: First race, E>4 furlongs, selling—Bert mont, 10? (Gardner) won; Klamesha 11. 110 (Kennedy) second; Dandy Dancer, 110 (lilcc) third; time 1:06 2-5. Second race, 7 furlongs, 'selling—Knight Deck, 104 (Molesworth) won; Acqula. 106 (Shilling) second; Gerrymander, 103 (Ben son) third; time 1:05 1-5. Third race, 514 furlongs, celling—Lykers. 110 (Mulesworth) won; Clint Tucker, 107 ( Garner) second; Convenient, 110 (Shill ing) third; time 1:00 J-S. Fourth race, 1 mill —Wander, Dt (Molei worth) won; Lady Esther. 102 (Uufnaßell second; Orbed Lad, 103 (Mondan) third; tlma 1:39 2-5. Fifth race. <S furlonirs, selling—Lady Pan chita. 102 (Garner) won; Good Intent, 105 (Shilling) lecond; Qonova, 102 (Mondan) third; time 1:13 1-1. Sixth race. Hi miles, —Gold Way, 106 (Shilling) won; Miss Lyda. 102 (Ken nedy) second; Wolferton, 104 (llolesworth) third; time 1:52 4-5. ENTRIES AT JUAREZ First race, 6 furlongs—Dick Windsor, lj'j Beaver Dun, 12!; I.ad, 122; Elder, 119; B. I Swanner, H9; Had Era. 119; Florence Myers, 117; Nigger Baby. 118; Judge Short all 1H; Regards, 110; Marjorle X., 114; iTora Franks, Ill; xFecklesß, 109. Second race, OV4 furlongs—Dan Norton, 110- Eben Holden, 106: Cantsel, 108; Billy Bard. 10!; Miss Hardly. 105; Fairmont, 103; Father Eugene. 103; Prudish, 101; May Blrdls. 101 i Daisy Garth. 101. Third race. » furlong*— 112; Col. Boh, 112; Gold Finn. 112; Execute, 110; xEnflolil, 109; Greaham. 108; xSpooner. 107. Fourth race, 6 furlongsSlbarl. 111) Re claimer, 119; Hannibal- Hey. 119; Bonnie Reg, 119; Cardinal Sarto, 119; Rationality, 117; Kiamesha 11, 117; Mrs. Nugen, 117; Usurper, 112; Disagreement, 112; xGlbaon, 114; xStar Beam, 109. Fifth race. 6 ',4 furlong*—x3oeiabl«, 100; F.lo Pecos, 101; George Field, 105; Alarmed, . Jay Davidson ability that Nelson and Wolgast Will mci i for the title in a short time here or In Snn Francisco the pictures are of new Interest. Eddie Tnpiin. the crack jockey de i by v. o. Bedwell, la now un der contract to R. J. MacKenzie, the Canadian turfman and railroad own er. Taplin and Bedwell had a dis agreement and the transfer of con tracl followed, MacKenzie paying Btdwell S'JOOO therefor. While the oral betting system is proving fairly successful at Emery ville, it is reported that Thomas H. Williams really is not encouraged by its success. It also is said that ha would welcome the effort of harness horsemen to Becure a modification of the Walker-Otis bill whereby parl mutuel betting would be permitted. This is what it all will come to eventually if any sort of betting on the races will be permitted. Jockey Guy Burns, who VU In trouble with his former contract em ployer, R. F. Carman, all last winter, is now under contract to W. C. Daly. A disagreement between BurnH and Daly arose after the winter meeting! ■tarted and the Jockey club stewards awarded the contract services of the boy to Daly. John W. Schorr, the Memphis brewer and horauman, is ne gotiating for the contract. The stewards at Emeryville have re instated Cool and ltny T., recently ruled off with the Kn^emead stable because it was proved that tlie horses had been "hopped." J. P. Sullivan of Los Angeles proved that he is the owner and had nothing to do with the "hopping," so the horses were taken out of the hands of Ted Welker and reinstated. trading Tony Faust to O. A. Biunchi for Frank Ruhfltaller, the crack Bear catcher colt that lias won nearly all the starts he has made this season, but ho did trade the old sprinter to Bianchl, getting Gilbert ROM, a high class 3-year-old, by giving a cash to boot consideration. Salvidere, the bear of the metropol itan circuit in 1906-7, will be sent back to the races next summer, says Owner Thomas Hitchcock. When he was right he beat such cracks as Peter Pan, Ballot, Electioneer, McCarter, Montgomery and Frank Gill. He is close to the $100,000 class now, and if he will stand training should pass easily beyond that mark during the EHRimer. Bubbles Robinson is anxious to get back in the local fight game and has asked for a match with some lliS-130 --pounder. Bubbles is one of the clever est boxers hereabouts and has won some good fights. He Is a globe-trot tfr, though, and only recently returned from a trip through the bush racing circuit. Chick Duffy Is asking for a match with some coast welterweight. Ho is showing excellent form in his dally workouts with George Mcmsic at the Eastsltlo club and is promised a match soon If ho continues to Improve. Paul Roman finally has drawn a scrap that will force him to extend himself. He has been matched with Andy Rivers at six rounds for Jan uary 28, going on In a preliminary to the M<rraslc-Pieu.to scrap. Riven has been out of the ring two years, but was a KnockoJft fighter -when he re tired. Fr;ink C. Jordan of Auburn came down to Bee the airships fly and inci dentally see if any of his political fences were out of repair. He is :i candidate for secretary of state and believes In getting away from the post in front. Although a solid business man, having been county clerk of Ala meda county for eight years and clerk of the supreme court for four y. ara, he also is a thoroughbred good fellow and has many friends among local sportsmen, whom he visited yesterday. 1(15' Nlla, 105: xlnterpose, 101 i Judith l'aire, lul; DIx:o Gem, 101: Cesarilaea, 101; xlna Johnson, US; xßob Lynch, S3. Sixth race, 1 mile— Himalaya, 112; En graver, 100; Hughes. 10:>; xliuna, 107; French Cook, 107; Ada O. Walker, 10:; xSt. KUda 09. xApjirentlce allowance. EMERYVILLE ENTRIES Flr.= t race, i-'uturlty course, 4-year-olds and up, selling— Paolßco, 103; Swageriator, 103; Bold, 103; May i':nk. 107; xLUholln, lOJj R H. Flaherty, 10»; Vv'oodlander, 100; Col. Brady, 109 Second race. Futurity course, 4-year-olds and up. selling—Novgorod, 106; Likely DlouJonne, 10;; Andrew B Cook. AJnp< i•. 112; Kir Barry, 108; Herk'es, 107; Maud McG. 107; Curriculum, 100; Special Deliv ery. 109. Third race, Futurity course, 4-year-oM* and up— Ml Derecho. 108; Father Stafford, 10t. Bel!nnlcker, 103; fMrlelgh. 103; Ocean .Shore, 10S; Balorlan, 103; xThlstle Belle. It. Fourth race. 8 furlongs, Alcatraz handi cap, 3-year-olds—xx Turret, 111; xxJudge Qulnn, 111; Cheeter Kruin. 101; Coppertown, 107; P.alelfih I. D., 103; Mllea, 97. xxitublo entry. Fifth race, 1 mile, 8-year-oldl and up— Contra Costa* SO; Meltnndalr-, luu; Illusion. 110; Dr Mayor, HJ9; Whl.Men. 113, Mike Jordan, 113; Delmas, 37; urliene, ill; Sink Sprint, 118; Mr. Rtshop, 1H; xßlunche C, 106: Mossback. 10S. Sixth race, 1 mile, 3-ycar-olJs and up, selling—Curonla, 109; Chitterlings, 109; Who, 10!); xl'egfty O'Neal, 1QB; gallna, 111; Coppers, 113; HI Col Cap. 113; Kalserhi.lf, 113; Andy Devern, 113; My I'al, lit; Lazuli, 113; Beochwood. 113. allowance. DRAWS PROFESSIONAL LINE ANN ARBOR. Ivfich., Jan. 20.—"1 can hardly see the Justice in barring men from participating in college ath letics because they have played pro fessional baseball, while many of the debaters on university teamK are men who have taken money on the lecture platform, or in the pulpit," declar d Branch Rickey, former major league player and newly hired coach for the University of Michigan team. CLEASON IS RETAINED PHILADELPHIA, Jan. After all, Gleason will be found with the Phila delphia Nationals again next season. On second thought, the club decided Gleason would be a good man' to keep. John Bates, who is carded to play left field, Magee being switched to center, was not pleased with the fig ures named in his contract and re turned the document to ; Fogel un signed. V . - >, , MATCH SHOOTS BEGIN TONIGHT LOCAL TEAMS IN CONTEST BY TELEGRAPH PITTSBURQ AND BIRMINGHAM ARE OPPOSED National Rifle Association Indoor League Matches in Progress. Valuable Prizes Go to the Winners The Los Angeles Rifle and Revolver I club and tho Triangle Cadet Rifle club will shoot their first matches of the new National Rifle association indoor i league Friday night, at the range «f tho Harvard school, Sixteenth and Western avenue starting at 7 o'clock. The former club is to shoot against the Fort Pitt club of Pittlburg, which is considered tho strongest rifle club in the country, while tho Y. M. C. A. club shoots against tho Birmingham Rifle club of Birmingham, Alabama- Scores will be wired at the conclusion of tho matches. Conditions cnl! for twenty shots per man at seventy-five feet, rifles of .22 caliber and five men to each team. Major Charles Howland of the Na tional guard will act as Judge of the shooting. Owing to lack of time, tho tram for this shoot has been selected before tho evening of the event, it consisting of C. F. Nichols, O. T. Kollosrg, B. C. Crossman, H, C. Miles and I. F. Hague. At the same time, other aspirants for places on the team will shoot under tha same conditions ns tho team, and if their scores run higher than tho^e of the five named, the low men of the team will be supplanted by the m^n making better scores and the team for the match, one week from Friday, will consist of the men making the highest scores In practice or in competition this evening. The matches will bo held each Friday until April and the team to shoot against England and Australia, in the small bore match, will be selected from the members of the league. Work has been commenced on the new range of the Trinncle and the Jjos \ngeles Rifle and Revolver club, in the bnsement of the T. M. C. A. build ing. The permit has been secured, and the money Is now available for the Installation of the rang*. It la rs- V-rterl that the range will he ready for use for the match two weeks from to day. It will be the finest range in Priuthnrn California. Including the RO, GO and 75-foot distances, with ample room for six targets If necessary, al though only three will be installed for the present. Tho liOs Angeles Rifle and Rf-volver club will hold Its shoot against Bisbee. Sunday, which was delayed from last Sunday on account of the rain. The TSisbee teim scored 745 for six men and 971 for eight men at 200. 300 and COO yards, or an average of 40.*. points per m^n per range. The locals hope to win this match. The Arizona team was handicapped by a heavy wind. The local team will consist of Miles. Kellogg, Crossman. C. F., Nichols. R D Nichols. L. Andrews, I. F. Hae-ue nnd XI. P. TTmsted. The shoot for the Western Hardware and Arms com pany's offhand trophy will be held at the same time. RESULTS AT TAMPA TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 20.—Three favor ites won today when a fair card was presented. The surprise of the day was when Vanen, bdds-on favoritt in the last race, was beaten by a length In a hard stretch drive by Great Jubilee. Summary: First race, 3 furlongs—Tod.i Cottage won. Sanction second. Kathryn Gardner third; time :!G 2-C. Second race, B«. furlongs—Sorrel Top won, Alauda second. Creuse third; time 1:11 4-5. Third race, 5% furlongs—Carondolet won, T M. Irvln second, Temper third; time 1:11 2-S. Fourth race, S furlongs—Dry Dollar won, Judge Saufley second, Nebulosus third; time 1118. Fifth race, 7 furlongs—Bannock Bob won, Mrs Jewell second, Bronte third; time i:;:: 4-5. Sixth race. 1 1-16 miles—Great Jubilee won, Vanen second, Judk'e Dundon third; time 1:54 3-5. JACKSONVILLE RESULTS JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 28.— Five of the six favorites were knocknd down today by long shots. Rubla Granda, freely offered at a long price, furnished the surpriso of the after noon by defeating the odds-on choice. La Gloria, by a nose. Jack Parker won the handicap which featured the card. Summary: First rare, quarter mile —Erlmonil Adams won. Rye Straw second. Jack Denman third; time 23 1-5. Second race, 6 f ui]ong.=—Anavrl won, Grandlsstmo second, Abrasion third; time 1:13 3-5. Third race. Si furlongs—Rubla Granda won, La Gloria second. Night Mist third; timu 1:07 3-5. Fourth race. 7 furlonfta—Jack Parker won. Dr Hcllbtrg second, niallo third; time 1:26. Fifth race. 1 mlle^.lohn Carroll won. Hooray second. First Premium third; time 1:40 :-S. blxth race, 9 furlongs—Warneld won, Shapdale second. KilUccrankla third; tlmu GOTCH SAYS JEFFRIES IS FIT AND WILL WIN NEW YORK, Jan. 20.—Frank Gotch, the world's champion wrestler, declared tlmt Jeffries will outlast Johnson In their battle next July, and will win easily la a lung so. , "Johnson's defensive «tyle of fighting will prove his undoing," tnld Gotcb, in a tttttement given out here today. "Jeff ries' endurance It as good as It ever was. The other day we wrestled for half an hour and lie. finished fully as strong as 1 4ld. I was able to pin him down only once. This should show how great Is his strength because lie knows little of the wrestling game. "Two months ago I wan one of the doubters.- But I have grown to know that Jeffries U honest and determined, and Is working as hard as any man can to get Into sbape. And he It getting into shape so rapidly that it surprises even his bent friends. Jeffries not only will be right when the light begins, but the longer the flgbt goes on the better rhaiiif hr, will have. • • ' HESTER POSTS CLUB FORFEIT AND SAYS HE WILL BE GIVEN PERMIT PROPOSES TO TRY ALAMEDA NEXT IN EVENT HE IS TURNED DOWN IN SAN MATEO'COUNTY Manager McCarey Wearies of Stalling and Delay and Says He I 3 Done with It Until the Fighters Come to Him and Sign Articles and Post Their Forfeits —Nelson Meets Lang in Memphis Tonight — Comes Here Next Week — Welsh Issues Statement in Which He Claims Championship as Long as Nelson Refuses to Fight with Him JAY DAVIDSON OPTIMISM seems to be the principal qualification of Sid Hester as a fight promoter, as he absolutely refuses to admit that he is defeated in his plans for staging the Battling Nelson-Ad Wol gast lightweight championship scrap, and just to prove his good faith and his confidence in being able to pull off the fight he. went to Stakeholder Clarke, named by Tom Jones, and deposited the re quired $2500 that goes as the club forfeit in the event the promoter is unable to carry out his part of the contract. Hester says that he has assurances from the San Mateo county supervisors that he will get the desired permit to erect his fight pavilion across the road From that of Jim'Coffroth, but adds that if he again fails, he will go to Alameda and stage the scrap. I So it begins to look like the fight would go to the northern promoter after all. He hardly would be gu'lty of tossing away $2,00 just to make a bluff and he must know tUnt he Ins better than an even chance of making good, else be would not have posted the forfeit. Uncle Tom McCarey said last night that he had not hoard any thing during the day from Nelson or Wolgast and that so far as lie is con cerned tho match is off the slate. Ho will not monkey any further with it and nobody can blame him for taking this position. He has born to consider able expense already trying to get the match and has been stalled by the fighters until he has become weary of waiting, and if the bout fails up above, the fighters will have to come to him or not fight. Nelson Comes Next Week Nelson has more serious business than matchmaking ahead of him to night. He takes on a dub named Lang down at Memphis, and while on form he does not appear to be in any danger, there is no telling what may happen to a champion when he takes on these unknowns. As soon as ho can p:ick his duds tomorrow he will start for the coast and will pass through Los An geles about Wednesday afternoon, on his way to San Francisco to^go into training for his fight with Wolgaat, He will stop off here for a few hours anyway, and greet his oldtime friends With him on the ground, it will be dead easy to talk business and get at somo definite understanding, and aa soon as he gets to 'Frisco he can see for himself what the situation hap pens to be, after which he can act with full knowledge of conditions. Until then, In all probability, Hester will have things to himself. McCarey Card Is Completed Matchmaker Hancock yesterday completed the card for next Friday night at Naud Junction, when George Memsic and Frank Plcato will furnish the main attraction. One preliminary at ten rounds and two at six rounds, all made up from the best local talent, were arranged. JCid Dalton draws tho semi-windup number, having Al Rog ers as his opponent. They will go ten INTERNATIONAL TEAMS TO PLAY RASKETBALL Unlimited Championships to Be Con tested at Chicago in March. Montreal Club Will Attend CHICAGO, Jan. 20—Charles A. Dean, chairman of the National A. A. U. championship basketball committee, announced yesterday that the unlim ited championships would be held at the Fir.st Regiment armory, March 17, 18 and 19. As an incentive to bringing the best teams together in this meet ing, Dean has offered to pay part of the expensea of the Montreal five., champions of Canada; tho Birming ham, Ala., team, one of the stronsent asgregations in the south; the Salt Lake Y. M. C. A., which has had an unbeatable team in the last few years 4nd the San Francisco Athletic club, which is represented by one of thu strongest teams on the coast. Making Fighters Yeast I see tho army people are considering the matter of making lighters of the women. Crlmsonbeak—That's easily done. Let the women get married.—Yonkers Statesman. Orders Are Given "Clear the Deck" Make Room for New Goods Prices all 'way down, but qualify remains at the same high point. All Suits Bought of Us Pressed Free of Charge for One Year HERE ARE A FEW PRICES: $15 Suits at $8.50 $18 Overcoats .-.,.:.,.. .$11.75 $18 Suits at $11.75 $20 Overcoats $13.75 $20 Suits at $13.75 $25 and $30 Overcoats. .$18.75 rounds, making 135 pounds at 3 o'clock the day of the light, which will let them in at about the middleweight limit at fight time. Paul Roman and Andy Rivers will mix for six rounds at about 143 pounds and Marty Kane and Conn MoGovern will rousli it over the some short route. Every scrapper, on the preliminary bill is a popular boy with the fans. and Hancock probably overdid himself When he succeeded in arranging such an excellent offering. The fans have asked that Dalton be put on the bill for some time, while MartV Kane and Ocne McGovern fill a lons-felt want. Each bout looks like a fine scrap in prospect, and with such a classy main event to wind up tho offoring, the fans hardly will be able to complain at the class involved. Welsh Issues His Brief Freddie Welsh is letting no grass grow under his fept while waiting for a chance to win the lightweight cham pionship. His press agent is grinding out "Reasons Why" by the yard and a copy of his brief arrived yesterday. In It Welsh undertakes to prove his right to first call upon Nelson and be fore lie ends he becomes so enthusias tic, about It that he persuades himself to sign the letter "Freddie Welsh, lightweight champion of England and lightweight champion of Uio world as long as Nelson refuses to light me." That sure is good stuff. Beyond question, Welsh is the logi cal candidate for Nelson's early atten tion and Hat will give him the oppor tunity to lift the crown when he gets time to think it over. Welsh Is tho undisputed "hamplon of England and this gives him a right to claim tho at tention of the world champion, even if his title is subject to the superior claim of Nelson as king of the light- Welght world. Nelson, however, should Insist that Welsh come to America to fight for the belt a" 1 ho probably will do so, jus he can get a better purse h«re than in England. This match would bo as great a drawing card as Nelson possibly could arrange and as he fears no man and wants tho dorine, he undoubtedly will give Welsh a chance. MISSES CHESEBROUGH AND HAGER DIVIDE GOLF HONORS Only One Point Difference In Their Scores in the Qualifying Round at the State Tourney SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 20.—Miss Alice Hager and Miss Edith Chese brough won the semi-finals today in the championship golf series being played in the filth annual tournament of the California Women Golfers' as sociation, at the Ingleside links. They divided honors in driving, approaching and putting, and there was only ono stroke difference in their scores in the qualifying round. The tournament will continue during the weok. BURGLARS VISIT BROTHER OF LATE TURF PLUNGER NEW YORK, Jan. 20.—Burglars made nearly a clean sweep today In the Washington Heights house of Wil liam C. Smith, brother of tho late "Pittsburg Phil," the famous turf plunger. Several thousand dollars worth of Jewelry, furs and rugs was taken. The Smiths went to California early this morning.