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Baseball, Racing, Boxing MORAN AND CONLEY DISAGREE AS TO WEIGHT AND MATCH IS OFF Bantam Champion Insists That Englishman Make 125 Pounds Ringside, and Manager Harvey Declines to Discuss Any Change from Original Agreement with McCarey-Promises to Make 122 Pounds for Attell. However, at Forty-Five Rounds-Memsic Continues Hard Work and Is Close to Weight-Powell Takes Day Off After Road Run ANOTHER disappointment is in store for fight fans. After an entire day I spent in conferring and discussing details of the proposed ten round match between Frankio Conley and Owen Moran, and failing to ■errive at any agreement. Manager McCarey last night threw up his hands land called off negotiations. At the conference, attended by Joe Conley, man ner for his brother, and Charlie Harvey, manager for Moran, Conley In formed V.cCarev and HarveY that he would net consent to his brother tak ing on Moran unless the English lighter would make 125 pounds ringside. In stead of the proposed 126 pounds at 6 o'dook. Harvey flatly refused to •consider any change In weights, especially when required at ringside, and <?onley was as emphatic In hla demand for it. With no possibility of reach- Ing an agreement, the negotiations were broken off. Conley is right in tho matter, even if the failure of negotiations means '* big disapointment to the fans. Frankie is tho bantam champion of the •world and has a certain amount of ring prestige to protect, even if he Is 'taking on a light weight. To permit Moran, one of the toughest nuts in *he near-lightweight division, to make 136 pounds at 6 o'clock, four or five Shours before the boys enter the ring, would mean that he would weigh close i»o 130 pounds when they began to fight. At best, Conley would weigh 120 founds. Giving away ten. pounds to a fighter of the class of Moran is rank foolishness for Conley and his brother-manager showed good judgment in off negotiations. Moran made the featherweight limit for Abe Attell and fought him to fcraws every time they met. Since then he has been going after light -weights, like Harlem Tommy Murphy and Matty Baldwin, and beating them. HHe is a natural 128-pounder, or not less than twelve pounds heavier than Conley's fighting weight. If he can make 122 pounds for a champion of a division six pounds heavier than Conley's, why cannot he make 125 pounds Cor Conley? The world marvelod when Attell, a featherweight, took on a Sow lightweights and gave them a loser's portion of tho purse, but Abe did Jt with his remarkable speed and cleverness and did not give away the freight that Conley is expected to give to Moran. In the event that Moran Bhould knock out Conley. the weight question would be overlooked to the extent that even as champion of the bantam division Conley would suffer the loss of a large amount of prestige. It was a bad match at 126 pounds at 6 o'clock and Joe Conley, the brother-manager did the right thing in re fusing to consider it. It looks considerably like stubbornness on the part of Harvey that the ■match failed. In a conversation last night regarding the possibility of an other Attcll-Moran fight, ho said he would jump at the chance and make 122 pounds for Attell for a 46-round fight. Afterwards, in another connection, lie said he believed Moran to be the best 122-24-pound fighter In the world. fThen, when asked why Moran could not make 122 pounds for a feaiher iveight, he closed up and said, "I really do not know." Then he whistled eoruo straaga tune and strolled to the curb to see If the comet had come X-ack to life. Oeorge Memslc did a surprisingl lot of work yesterday at his training camp. After a long road run, from ■which he returned fresh and In good ppirits, he took a rubdown and rest until the hour for the afternoon work. Then he put in about an hour at the various wetgiits, pulleys and other paraphernalia and ended with a snappy four-round bout with Willie Mack, a moat promising lightweight. Afterward he weighed and found that liis plans for reducing to the required 135-pound notch were being fulfilled nicely, as he Is bo close to that weight now that he will not have to do any extraordinary work to make It with ease and without any sort of sacrifice. Powell cut out work, except for the mad run, and played around on the beach during the afternoon. Powell says he finds It Just ai easy and equally as effective and beneficial to put a little play into his work when train ing, and ho finda that he never sacrifices condition in doing so. He has only one fear, one which sticks with him every time he goes into train ing, and that Is that he may overwork and go stale. He has been train- Ing easily, yet thoroughly, every day he has been hero nnd has whipped himself into fighting condition. Weight is an easy thing for him to make, especially when the notch is set at 135 pounds, nnd he will be there, or be low, when lie gets on the scales Saturday morning. Dick Allen is working Jim Tremble and Arthur Collins half to death In his daily routine and is getting a lot of benefit from the maulings he Is giving and taking with these huskies every day. Dick looks like a hu man whale when stripped for work and is improving in speed and clever ness with each succeeding workout. Cameron also is grinding away like c good fellow at his Central avenue gymnasium and likewise is getting into first class condition. This preliminary, scheduled for twenty rounds, will be a hummer and should furnish a knockout before, half over. The final touch was put onto the card yesterday by Matchmaker Han cock when he matched Berryl Hatton and Harry Dunn for four rounds Bt 113 pounds. Hatton is the crack little scrapper who cleaned up everything In the amateur line around here before stepping over into professional ranks and Dunn Is another who has shown remarkable speed and clever res.s. They will furnish a fine teaser as the curtain raising offering. OCCIDENTAL AND U.S.C. WILL PLAY THURSDAY Both Teams Confident of Landing Second Place by Winning Last Game Occidental anil U. S. C. will piny the deciding same of tlioir series In the in ten olleglate schedule at Mace park next Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Although th<> championship is not at Btake, Pomona having clinched the ray, the game will decide where the honor of Bccond place goes and give the college fans a chance to see their man in action for the last time. Oxy lost the first game on its own field by a margin score, in its t,;rn taking the Method Ist a Into camp on Bovard field, Both teams Jmm twice to the Claremonters, and In turn won two Hum Die Whltlerboys, Loi kwoi '1 will twirl the, Tiger Bide of the di i< nse and Trotter will o] him. The two student bodies are rally ing to the .support of their teams and as ill be on hand to cheer their men on to the long end of th» score sheet. There is confidence in both Methodist and Tiger camps that the home t< m will annex the second position with little trouble. Outsiders ire giving no odds on either aggregation. The teams will line up as follows: Occidental—Lockwood, pitcher; John ■on, catcher; Wleman, first base; Seay, second base; Blount, shortstop; M - Kenney (c), third base,; Baer, loft field; Thomson, center field; D. Di. man, right field. I. B C -Trotter (a), pitcher; Q catcher; candee, first base; l'auli ond base; Gower, shortstop; Wirschlng, third'base; Moore, left field; Hall, cen ter Hold; Stein, right field. JAY DAVIDSON HOT WEATHER CAUSES JEFF TO TAKE REST Cuts Out All Training for Day Ex cept Gymnasium Stunts in Morning BEN LOMOND, Cal., May 16.— This was one of the warmest days experi enced in the Jeffries training camp. A: .i result the former champion con fined his work to the morning and de voted the afternoon to fishing In com pany with the famed Santa Cruz fish erman, Harry Green. Bag punching and handball composed tiio morning exercises, Jeffries per- Bpired very freely and took off some thing like four pounds as the result of his work. "I worked plenty hard in the hand ball court thi.s morning to entitle me to a vacation this afternoon," Jeflries explained just before starting on hi.s fishing trip. "In this hot weather I perspire altogether too freely. I need plenty of weight on which to work, and I'd never have it if I went back to the job this afternoon." Jeffries nnd his fishing partner ilirl not. return to ramp until late this ■lonn. A couple of red blotches, which may turn out to be eruptlnnH of the kind which set the big fellow hack tv.<> weeks ago, probal.lv ha<f Bomething to do with his failure to work this afternoon. One appeared on the left arm and the other high on the back between the shoulders, VAN WINS A RACE PARIS, May 16.—The l'rlx Flying Fo» of $8000, distai ne ana one-half miles, was run at St. Cloud today and won by w. K. Vanderbilt'n Ftipolln The Prix dti Phlllipt of 12000, one mile even furlongs, wsus won by Frank T Gould's Justinian. LOS ANGELES HERALD: TUESDAY MORNING, MAY 17, 1910. HERALD SPORTING PAGE PORTLAND TAKES LAST OF SERIES Defeats Angels 8 to 4 in Ragged Exhibition Featured by Hits and Runs KRAPP AND DELHI POUNDED Both Twirlers Driven from Mound by Heavy Bombardment in Early Innings Portland rubbed it in on the Angels yesterday 8 to 4 in the raggedest ex hibition of baseball seen on a local diamond In many a day. This gave Fuiiictliu five iii ecveu £«wif& aim boosted the Beavers to a close posi tion behind the Seals. Both teams started in to clouting the ball and soon had driven Krapp and Delhi to the tall weeds. Seaton succeeded Krapp and the Angels quit their clout ing business, while Crlger hesitated the Beavers for only three innings and then allowed them a run in the eighth and ninth innings. Dillon kept Delhi on the job too long. When the Beavers landed on Delhi for five hits and two runs In the third he should have been removed, but Dillon let him stick. In the next inning they pounded him for four hits and three runs. Then he was removed, but the horse was gone before the door was locked. Portland grabbed off an ace in the opener and the Angels came back and tied up the score. Portland put over a pair In the third and the Angels went out in their half like a flock of sheep through an open gate. In the fourth Portland scored three more and then the Angels woke up and did like wise, but still were two runs behind. They almost scored once or twice afterward and Beared the Beavers so that they added one to their total In the eighth and squeezed in another in the ninth. Seaton, meantime, was busy on the job and allowed only three hits in the six innings he pitched. The Angels tie up with Scrappy Hogan's Villagers this afternoon at the Chutes for the first game of a series of seven that will be the last engagement of the Blossoms on the lnimf" grounds for four weeks. With Vernon in first place and the Angels fighting desperately to keep out of fifth place the game should he a hot one and a big crowd is expected to attend. Hitt will do the firing for the Cutups nnd Tozer probably will work for the Angels. Following Is the tabulated score of yesterday's g-ame: LOS ANGEI.ES AB R H PI3 PO A E Daley, cf 4 110 111 Bernard, rf 4 110 0 0 0 Wheeler, 2b 3 1 2 0 4 6 0 Plllon, lb 3 1 1 1 11 1 1 Murphy, If 3 0 0 0 10 1 Roth. 3b 4 0 10 2 11 Pelmn.?. ss 4 0 2 0 2 4 1 Orendorff, c 10 0 0 3 3 0 Delhi, p 10 0 0 0 0 0 Crleer, p S 0 0 0 1 1 0 Smith, c 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 Totals 32 4 8 1 27 16 5 PORTLAND AB R H SB PO A E Ort. 2b 4 0 2 0 18 1 Olsen. ss 6 2 10 0 2 1 Hetline. 31) 4 12 2 2 2 0 McCredl*, rf 4 110 3 10 Fisher, c B 0 8 0 1 2 0 Ryan, rf 6 0 10 10 0 Rapps, lb 1 1 0 0 17 0 1 .Speas, If 4 2 1 1 2 0 0 Krapp. p 2 1110 10 Beaton, p 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 TotaJs 30 R 12 4 27 19 3 SCORE BY INNINGS Ixw AnK»!es 1 0030000 I—4 Bue hits 1 004101 10—8 Portland 1 0 2 3 o on i i— g Bue hits 1 0 6 4 0 0 0 1 1-12 SUMMARY Hits—Off Krapp, 5, nh<l fnur runs in three an.l oM"-third innings; off Delhi, 9, and fnur runs In three Innings. Two-basfl hits—Fish er C2J, Dillon. Snrrlfico hlta —Wheeler, Ross, 11s—Off Delhi, 2; off Krapp. 1; i.ff Seatcn, 1: off Criger, 4. Struck out-Ry Delhi 2, by Criger 3. Double plays—Mrfreile to Time of game—l:ss. Umpire—Fln ne>*. AMERICAN ASSOCIATION RED SOX SLUG BALL BOSTON, May 16.—Hard hitting gravi Boston an 11-to-4 victory over Detroit today. With two out, Huston made six hits in succession In the first inning and In tho second Inning Lord led off with a three-bagger and Stahl and Speaker followed with two-bag ger find a homo run. Score: 1 ' i: "it 4. hits 7. errors 1. Boston 11, hits 15, errors 2. Batteries —Pernoll. Stroud, Donovan and Stanage; Breckendorff, Karger and Carrlgan, BROWNS ARE CONSISTENT NEW York, May 16.— New York defeated St. Louis today. f> to 8. Ford outpitcfred Lake and the locals ran bases at will on Killlfer in the third and fourth. Score: St. Louis 3, hits 7, errors 2. New York 5, hits 9, errors 2. Batteries —Lake and Kllllf.Gr; Ford and S» eney. SENATORS TRIM NAPS WASHINGTON, May 16. — Wa.shing ton defeated Cleveland today, 4 to l. Riesling was effective with nien on bases, while Falkenberg weakened at critical times, Score: Washington 3, hits 7, errors 3. Cleveland 1, hits 7, errors 0. Batteries —Riesling and Street; Falk enberg, Mitchell and Clarke. ATHLETICS GOING SOME PHILADELPHIA, -May 16.—Phila delphia won from Chicago today, fi to 1, making eleven straight victories. The home team knocked Smith out in llvo innings, while Coombs held Chi cago to a single and a triple. Score: Chicago 1. hits 2, error:; 4. Philadelphia 6, hits 10, errors 1. Batteries —Smith, Lang and Payne; Coombs and Lapp. WESTERN LFAGUE At Sioux City—Sioux City 4; Den ver 4. CCallerl In eighth—ram). At Dos Molnes Topeka-Des Molnes post poned, rain. < niiaha-St. Joseph game postponed, rain. Lincoln-Wichita gome postponed, rain. JEFFRIES-JOHNSON FIGHT MAY BE BARRED IN STATE (Spwlal to Tho Herald.) SAN FRANCISCO. May 16. —While no definite action to ward barring the Jeftries-John son fight at Emeryville has been taken, it is correctly re ported here today that the fight managers are not at all pleased over the outlook. Sometime ago District Attorney Donohiie of Alameda county announced that he would look into the law on the status of prize fight ing and if he found that he had the power to interfere he would do his duty. At - that time his announcement was not taken seriously, but the pressure that has been brought to bear on him by the Good Government organization and churches may force him to take some action. It is tnis tact that is worrying Tex Rickard and Jack Gleason. ARIZONA TEAM HIGH IN RIFLE CONTESTS Southern California. Tacoma and Bisbee Aggregations Win First Matches The official results of the first matches of the Pacific Coast Rifle and Revolver league have been received. May S the Southern California Ritles defeated the Los Angeles Rifle and Re volver club by a score of 7f>!l to 750. Tacoma defeated Seattle by 747 to 700 and Bisbee defeated Spokane by a good margin, the figure? for the Bisbee club not being at hand, but Spokane scoring 769, higher than either of the local clubs and still losing to their Arizona op ponents. Bisbee was in addition handi capped by an Arizona zephyr which prevails this time of the year and at times blows even tho mines out by the roots, leaving: only the hole in the ground to mark the location. On Sunday, May 22, Los Angeles shoots against the Bisbee club, the Southern California Rifles tackle Seattle and Tacoma locks horns with Spokane. From the present dope book the South ern California Ritles, the Bisbee club and the Spokane club should be the winners, but it is as unsafe to prognosti cate the results of a riile shoot as it is to attempt to call the turn of a certain affair near San Francisco July 4. The usual conditions will prevail, any number to shoot, and the six high men to make up the team. It is certain the Los Angeles club will make a better showing against Bisbee than they did against their Southern California Riile friends. STANDING OF THE CLUBS COAST LEAGUE Won. Lost. r<-t. Vernon 25 18 .881 Ban Francisco Si 18 .568 l'ortluud 22 17 .864 Log Angeles 23 24 .489 Oakland 21 24 .467 Sacramento 14 28 .333 STATE LEAGUE Won. Lost. l"ct. Oakland 17 10 .630 Sun Jose 15 i.-, .500 Sacramento II 14 ,500 Stockton II 15 .483 Fresno 14 16 .407 Shu Francisco 11 15 .423 NATIONAL LEAGUE Won. Lost. Tct. Ii! l slim 13 8 .019 New York 15 11 .577 Philaclplphia 12 I) .571 Cincinnati 12 9 .371 C'liicagii 13 11 .512 St. Louis 11 la .458 Motion !) 14 .391 Brooklyn 9 17 .346 AMERICAN LEAGUE Won. Lost. l»et. Philadelphia 11) 4 .800 New York 13 8 .619 Detroit 15 10 .000 Cleveland 12 111 .545 Boston ]■> ]» .500 Chicago 8 12 .400 Washington 9 Hi .300 St. Louis 4 17 .332 NATIONAL LEAGUE RALLY SAVES PIRATES PITTSBURGH May 16.—An eighth- Inning rally saved Pittslnirs? from an other defeat from Philadelphia today and netted a local victory, 7 to -i. Score: Plttfiburg 7. hits 12, errors 1. Philadelphia 4, hits 6, errors 5. Batteries —Leever, Leifleld, White and Gibson; Shettler, Humphreys and Dooln. j Umpires— Moran and Johnstone. CARDINALS HOG WILD ST. LOUIS, May lt>. —Uy taking to day's game, 4 to 2, Kt. Louis won four games straight from New York. Wilt- Be was easy, while Willis was effective. Score: St. Louis 4, hits 9, errors 1. Now York 2, hitg 7, errors 2. Batteries—Willis and Phelps; Wilt.se and Myers, Umpires—O'Day and Brennan. COLE WINS FOR CUBS CHICAGO, May 16.—Chicago de feated H>• ton to,lay In the final (jamo of the series, Cole held Boston to one hit In the first seven innings, but weakened near the end. Score: Chicago 4, hits 9. errors 2. Boston 3, hits 4, errors 4. Batteries Colo and Archer; Parsons, Brown and Graham. Umpires—Klein and Kane. CINCY BEATS DODGERS CINCINNATI, May 16.—Cincinnati defeated Brooklyn here in a close game, 3 to 8. Both Fromme and Sean lon were wild. Score: Brooklyn :'. hlti 6, errors 1. Cincinnati '■<. iiits 8, errori o. Batteriei Scanlon, Ball and Erwin; Fromm« and McLean. Umpires—Rigler and Emalie. NEWS OF THE DIAMOND BASEBALL, baseball everywhere, and everyone is a fan. Kans, fans everywhere, and all with aspirations toward a diamond occupa tion, Los Angeles is experiencing a new sensation. She is rapidly attain ing front rank among the ball cities Of tlie west, and her amateur nines are among the heavier boosters to her position, it now require! as many umpires and club managers as there were players a few yqars ago, and clubs are being forced into leagues to secure some accurate way of ascer taining their whereabouts in the gen eral whirl. Real estate plungers are. looking askance at the nice, comfor table hauls some of the amateur mug nans are acquiring and Liaseba'l parks and bleachers are beginning to spring up on every side. What's the use of business when the national game is on the string? Baseball, ami especially amateur baseball, has the key to the City. There is no resistance— everyone is included in the surrender, and tiie sport of kings is king. The Teddy Bears, defeated by tho leimien in a giunu slugging umtch Sunday, and emerging from the dust of the conflict with not a few hits to their credit, will tackle the Oxnard bunch of diamond bronchos at tho su gar town next Sunday afternoon. An old-time amateur revival is planned lor this evening at 8-0 Aliso street, for the growlers and every member of the aggregation is expected to attend. The Teddies have b-.-eii holding their own and a little more lately among the amateur standard bearers, and they are one of the classiest collec tions of the genuine article now hold ing forth on the local diamonds. Bacom, manager of the Whlttler nine, is out with a wide-open challenge for any speedy team of ball and stick handlers, the game to be played for a SUu side bet at Los Nletoa Held. The visiting team may bring along its own umpire and the Whlttler manager will stand fur the expenses of twelve men. Beftom wants a fait opponent and is out tor the best he can lind. Call him up at 53 Whlttler after 5:30 p. m. The Southern State league has been launched upon an expectant fandoni ami has been received with approba tion. The league is a success and It now only remains to count the pick ings. Both the scheduled contests yes terday showed class worthy of the name of semi-pro aggregations and directors and public are satisfied. The first steps of an infant organization such as this are the hardest ones, but each week will see the clubs on a firmer basis and the rest will be easy. Don Smith of the Hughes club is a comer. During last season he was on the big end of the score in nine out of ten games and now he starts out aus piciously with a shutout for the Gate ways. Monk Pierce is another mem ber of the Hughes lineup who is tak ing a leap for honors in the league. He banged the ball out for a homer in Sunday's game and is always there when it comes to the slugging depart ment. Erl Smith, twirler of tho Whittior State team, is a brother of the Hughes pitcher and is also one of the coming out variety. He secured a four-sai ker against the Schoolmasters last Satur day and has been a handy man on tho mound. The San Pedro Redmen, who defeat ed the Racyeles nt San Pedro Sunday, although a youthful bunch of diamond workers, have had a great deal of ex perience at the grame, many of them having served a thorough apprentice ship on the field while In attendance at San Pedro high school. Covert of Covina is after speedy ar- RACE RESULTS-ENTRIES EMERYVILLE RESULTS OAKLAND, -May 16.—Favorites fared poorly at Emeryville today, there being a number of upsets. Arthur Jly man was one of the surprises. He closi l fast and «ot up in time to beat Bwagerlater a neck. Financier was heavily supported and was in front the last quarter, but his leg troubled him and he was beaten by Ake-ur-hen. Jo keys Bevan, Jarrett and Denny were suspended by the stewards, the first two named for misbehavior off the track and Denny for failure to keep engagements. Results: First race, six furlongs, Belling— Cantem, I<>7 (Coburn), won; Misa Roberts, 196 (Selrlen), < nd; Dowerens, 98 (Callahan), third. Time, 1:141-6. Arthur Rouse, Dtrectello, New Capital, Elodla 8., Zlnkand and Ormonde Cunningham als i ran. Second race, futurity course, selling—Arthur Hyman, 109 (Cotton), won; Bwagerlator, 105 (f'avanaugh), second; Sir Barry, 109 (Taylor), third. Time, 1:10 4-5, Amethyst, Elmdale, Wistaria and Netting also ran. Third race, futurity course, Belling—Anna I McQee, 1"! (Coburn), won; Salvage, ill (H.n --; i ,v i , second;; Gramercy, 91 (Cotton), third. Time, 1:072-6. Sainest. Captain Burnett, Burning Bush, La Dextra ami Creston Boy also ran. Fourth rare, mil" ami seventy yards, sellinn --AkH-ar-ben. 07 (Cotton), won; Financier, 118 (Mentry), second; Ben stnne, 11-' <!■ third. Tlmo, 1:44. Odd Hose, Kalserhoff, Kronen Cook anil Coppers also ran. Fifth race, six fnrlonES, selling— Rlscus, 111 ! (Coburn), won; Mlnnedocla, 1"! tJohnson). second; Father Stafford, 12a (Leeds), third. Time, 1:11 Mllpltas, Melton Cloth and Alder I f lulch also ran. Sixth rai'e. Blx furlongs—MlSS Hack. 1-1 (Taylor), won; W llander, 111 (Mentry), Becond; Combury, 121 (I ds), third. Time, 1:14 2-5. Han ;k, Cobblesklll, Haielln, Am jiedo, Camera, Biased, Redono, Han Lady and .Illlett also ran. LOUISVILLE RESULTS LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 16.—The feature of the day's program was a handicap in the. fourth at five and a half furlongK, in which the winner turned up in Mettle Bereaud, and she set a new track record off 1:05 2-5, for the distance. Results: Kirst race, six and one-half furlongs—Snnp won, Billy Bodemer uoond, Tolson d' Or third; time, 1:U 1-5. Beoond race, milo and twenty yards—Brevlts won. Bllaabetban stoond, Rowland <>tis third; time. 1:412-5. Third rice, one-half mile —Di 1 Cassy won. Permelia Becond, Molly Wog third; time, :47 4-"i. Pourth r.nco, handicap, five and one-half furlongs- Mettle Bereaud won. Wlntar Qrtton 1. Ocean Quean third; tlni", 1 :«5 2-5. Fifth race, one-half mil*— Dflancy won. Louis Kath second, Fenrir third; time,:47 2-5. sixth race, selling, purse, mils and twenty v.ti'i Bdaolas won, Heine second, Robin Orey third;; itlme, 1:41 1 • BELMONT PARK RESULTS BELMONT PARK, -May 16.—The fcanirr ran- today ivus tin- New Roch elle handicap. Ora«mer« wai returned the winner, lto.se Queen cut out a ter- Amateur Sports, Athletics tlsts to fill up the other half of his schedule. Covina's history has been baseball history and she has a record of which any city, large or small. In the state might be proud to own. Her amateurs are near competitors of roast leaguers or White Sox and she has developed more of the baseball ma chines than any other of the southern sand lots. Covina is after the amateur baseball champloship of the south this year and is willing and ready to meet any semi-pro organization of real merit at any time. Arrange dates with Manager Covert, Covlna, Cal. A suitcase containing baseball ma terial is being held for Catcher Sepul veda of the San Pedro club at the I. E. depot. The Directories expect to arrange a match with Cucamonga for next Sun day and expect to do a little cleaning among the outside resorts. They aro a good all round club and can hold their own with any of them in the national game. Bacom of "W'hittler, and Valentin.- <•( the Glendale nine aro talking seriously of getting together in the near future and if present plans mature there should be a fine fur fly in a short time. Both teams aro among the best of the bunch and a hookup between the two classy organizations would be something of a blngfest hitherto un known around the local fields. or course, Valentine would prefer the panic at Clendalc, while Baeom is after everything he can get for Los Nletos. However, in a place like this some points should be conceded on cither side as. financially, it should bo a prime investment no matter where they lined up. The Pyae-Clines, having closed thoir schedule with Sunday's game at Mace park, will probably be reorganized un der another nomenclature, although Peotty Allen does not expect to ma terially weed out the lineup. The suc cess of the team has been gratifying from every side and promoters and players are Joyful over the seasons pickings. There seems to he a "Who's who?" In regard to the identity of the Los An geles Merchants and the Los Angeles Pippins, whether one Is the other, vice versa, or whether they are both the same. Which is which? A snd bit of news for the local amateur baseball fraternity is the re port that Charlie Valdez. the Pecan heaver and one of the most popular of the younger element, is dangerously ill m the rfi-tors' hospital. The youngstei was spiked by Catcher Gobeen of the "Whittier team a week ago and blood poison setting in the injury became ex tremely serious. All "the bunch" art anxious to hear of his improvement and are looking forward to his reappear ance among the Pecans. South Central Merchants are after a game for next Sunday, to he played at Ascot. Call South 4743 before 7:30 p. m. A rumor is flontiiiß around that the miscellaneous aggregations of merchant nines are soon to be formed into a league With regular schedules and parks. Most of the members of the merchant squads are In favor of the idea, and it will probably come to pass shortly. The Rpaldlng company, n"W opening its branch store at 435 Spring street, have dipped Its finger into the amateur baseball pie and have pulled out a plum in the shape of the weekly inauguration of "practice day." Mace pnrk has been hired for Thursdays from Bcotty Allen, and "ii this Jonah calendarium a royal invite and glad hand is extended to all the Southern California amateur fans nml players to bring their duds and got into the game while the Spa!dings are ••settin' 'em up." rifle pace, with Grasmere laying close Up. Ki'SKlts: I'iist race, four and one-half furloaga, ■tralshl -Nuahon won, Frank Mullens second, Lochiel third; time, :!>2. Beoond rare, mile—Candleberry won; Ogh watta second, Ashwell third; time., 1:42. Thinl race, four furlongs, itralght—Onaf»r won, Danger Mark second, Judge Monck third! time, :47. Fourth rnre, the New Rocliplle hanili<np, six furlongi Oranmere won, Prlnc« Oal oec ond, Beau coup third; time. 1:13. Fifth race, the Now York steeplechase, about two ani ono-quarter miles— A^ent won, Thlstlcilale second, Itoaa Ftnton third; time, 1:33. Slsih race, mile and a sixteenth— Berkeley won, Bonnie Kelao second, Imitator third; time, 1:47. EMERYVILLE ENTRIES OAKLAND, .May 16.--Followlnf are Em eryville entries fi»r tomorrow: Flint race, 0-10 mile, purie—Ravla, Abel la, ID'J each: Ed. Levin, in"; Wa-banan. Ravelstonla, Beetle ''.. Bir Bon, Oaaudene, 104 each; West l'olnt, 100; Mime, Fontello, 97 each. Becond racp, 6 furlnngs. selling—ltoyal N., 114; Pretension, Charlai Qreen, ill onr.h; El Paso, Dovalta, \Y;tncr, 109 eaoh; Trocha, Aunt Kit, Pllltntlriii, 107 each; xColbert, 106; Llllum, I.a Petite. 96 each. Third race, mile, aelUng —xKilwln T. Fry er, In 7: J3eaumnn. Kounil and Hound. 105 each; Miss Orflcious, 102; xMorllnfro, 97; Meltondale, 88; Kezon, Hanorella, I*s each; Krirtin Qraney, 94. Fourth race, 18-16 mile, purse—Chester Krum, 115; Coppertown, Daddy Qlp, 106 each; Miles, 105; Ha Iron la, 10 4; "7.<ewlf«ton, 102; Bit of Fortune. 09; Kid North. 94. Fifth race. « furlong*. Hilling—Father Downey, My Pal, Hector, 111 eaeii: Corlel, Lookout, Louis Btreuber, Lovely Mary,, Jim Hanna. Schmoozer, 1»i 0 each; xSalomy Jane, iol'; Clroo, Tom O'Malley, 98 each. Sixth race, futurity course, selling—Sil ver Stocking;, Darclrißton, 109 each; Mar burit, ltosano, 107 inch; Novgorod, 104; Lady Mary, 97; Qlennadeane, 92. x Apprentice allowance. WILL GIVE FREE LECTURE ON OCEANO IMPROVEMENTS Xi ■■'■ itereopticon lectures on the two mile itreteb of beach at Ooeano in the cen tral coast section and the dredging* °f an Inner harbor at that iiolnt for the recep tion of a orOM-GOUntry railroad considered Imminent from the Ban Joaquin valley, will bo delivered tonisht under tlic auspices of tin! Ooaano Land and Harbor oompanjTi on tho Ilrßt lloor of the Merchant!) Trunt building, 207 South Broadway. Views of flower sued farms In the Ar j Brands valluy, miles of oil pipe lines under construction Iroin the Santa Maria and Mnkeraiield oil fields toward the water front at Oceano and of ths government breakwater Imllillng on the northern end of the bay at a. coat of several millions of dollars are thn features of the lecture. I . tano in "ii the main coast line of the Southern Pacific, about half way between ugeh and Ban rrancleoo, and Is the i waterfront to the Man Joaquln val ley. Forty miles of railroad yet remain to he completed before the San Jonquln coun try will be within a few hours' ride of the waterfront at this point. i PICK RICKARD TO JUDGE BIG FIGHT One of Promoters to Be Third Man in Ring with Jeffries and Johnson TEX WILLING TO STEP DOWN Man Selected Declares He Does Not Want to Referee the Battle TAssoclatcd Tress] SAN FRANCISCO, May 16.— Tex Rlckard, who is associated with Jack Olea«on in the promotion of the Jeff ries-Johnson contest, who canin Into i prominence four years ago when he engineered the Qans-Nelson light at Goldfleld, was today selected to referee the battle between the two heavy weights, it came as thunder out of a clear sky, the agreeing on Klckard, and at a stage in the wrangle when it looked as if the principals were once more hopelessly deadlocked. Itlckard had been mentioned In the gossip several days ago, but it was not until this afternoon that his name came before Johnson and Sam Berger for consideration. Johnson it was who sug gested Rlckard, but Berger refused at first to accept the Nevada man on ac count of his inexperience as a referee. The colored champion declared that he would stand pat on the three men he hail mentioned. Jack Welch, Eddie Oraney and Rickard, and Berger had replied Indignantly that he would leave the meeting. BLACK AND Ill:!I<;i.U CLASH Then there came further clashes be tween Berger and Johnson, in which ugly words were used by Berger and threats made by Johnson. Berger stood up us if to leave the meeting place. "Bo you want Rickard, do you?" he queried at Johnson. "Yes," came the answer. "Well, all right," replied Jeffries' business representative, and the crowd broke into a cheer as it finally realized that one of the difficult points had been settled. Following the agreement, ltickard made the following statement: WHAT TEX HAYS "In order to straighten out this af fair I am willing to act, providing that my name is agreeable to all concerned. I don't want to act and I hope that be fore the fight takes place Jeffries and Johnson will agree upon another man. If they can come to terms I am per fectly willing to step down and out. But If they can reach not other agree- I ment I will not back down." In spite of the agreement there la a feeling of distrust among those who at tended the session that the last word has not been said iind that sooner or later the referee question must again be taken up for consideration. It has been whispered around that in order to give the impression that everything Is in working: order, Rickard has been named until the contestants have fur ther time to look the field over. This feeling, as a matter of fact, has been strengthened by the statement made by Kickard. It was Berger, during the negotia tions, who lost his head completely and missed many a chance to score a tilling point. From the start he Showed his temper and toward the close it looked for a time as if there would be a free-for-all affair. Just before the compromise was reached Herger in an undertone declared: "I'll go over and hit that big black fel low," at the same time applying an epithet. This was carried to Johnson, who suppressed his anger ns best he could, but warned Berger never to call him names again. Berger denied that he had said any thing of the kind, but Johnson's fol lowers insisted that it was true and muttered among themselves that if Bcrger repeated what he had said he would never leave the room. "You're just an educated dog," said Johnson to Berger. "Now come out and fight If you want to. I'll give a thousand dollars if you will come out with me and box just three rounds." They were finally quieted down and the session resumed, The meeting started as the previous conference opened. Berger again named the five men he wanted—Eddie Smith. Billy Roche, Charlie Eyton, Phil "Wand and Johnny Herget. Johnson renamed Welch and Graney and said he would stick to them. Ho intimated further that he would allow no one, not even the promoters, to do the selecting for him. All sorts of compromises were suggested. Berger said he would be willing to have the sporting editors of the five Ran Fran cisco paper* name the referee or to al low Loi Angeles sporting editors to act In conjunction with the two promoters. There was a world of horseplay all the wny through the session, with Johnson, as usual, playing to the gal leries. JEFFRIES IS PLEASED WITH THE SELECTION OF RICKARD BEN LOMOND, May 16.—When word was received at the Jeffries training camp that Tex Rickard hnd been chosen to act as referee of the heavy weight championship fight at Emery ville, Jeffries said: "If the report that Rickard has been chosen as referee Is true, that suits me. All I want to sen is some good, nquanl fellow who knows something about the frame In charge of affairs. I know that Rickard will give me an even break and that is all I have ever asked. I am glad that the matter has been settled so quickly." POLE DEFEATS ROLLER IN FINISH WRESTLING MATCH BUFFAL/O, N. V., May I(s.—Stanis laus ZbyMlkO, the Polish wrestler, to night defeated Dr. Holler of Senttle In a finish mutch. Roller's left shoulder was badly wrenched when the Pole slammed him to the mat for the first fall. It was announced that Roller was returning to the ring for the second bout againit the advice of his seconds, and when he reappeared It was seen that his left arm hunt? helpless by his side. Zbyaseko quickly got behind his man, and when he began workln* up on the Injured arm Dr. Roller's seconds threw up the sponge. The time for the first fall was 1:6:40 and for the second. 1:10.