Baseball, Racing, Boxing
DILLON CHANGES PITCHERS WHILE
TEAM IS AHEAD AND LOSES GAME
Briswalter Holds Vernon Sluggers to Three Hits and One Run for
* Six Innings. While Angels Pile Up Four Tallies, and Then He Is
Removed in Favor of Thorsei, Who Lasts Less Than One
Round. Being Succeeded by Criger. Who Also Is Pound
ed—Villagers Take Advantage of Every Chance and
Overcome Apparently Safe Lead and Win Out
MISTAKEN judgment by Cap Dillon in removing Andy Briswalter from
the firing line in the seventh inning of the game between the Angels
and the Villagers yesterday turned apparent victory into defeat for
the Angel band. Briswalter was selected to do the slanting for the Angels
and pitched great ball up to the moment of his removal. He had allowed^
only three hits and one run in six and one-third Innings, and twg of these
hits find the run hart bpen scored In the first Inning. Thereafter he had
held the Villagers down to one hit and two bases on balls. Thorsen was
substituted for him after Briswalter had retired one batter in the seventh
inning, and he gave up two hits and two runs in the two-thirds of an
inning that he pitched. Criger replaced Thorsen in the eighth and he also
yielded two hits and two runs. The final score was 5t04 in favor of Vernon,
when Briswalter had left it 4 to 1 in favor of the Angels.
There i 3 no way of accounting for the removal of Briswalter unless
it be explained in the probability that Vernon might make a winning rally
in the final innings and Cap Dillon feared that Briswalter was weakening
because the three outs by Vernon in the sixth inning were long flies to the
outfield. When Briswalter was removed the fans began asking one another
the why of it, as they could not see any justification for any change at that
time, when the local boy was pitching such classy ball and the Angels were
so far ahead. It seemed that even if Andy had shown signs of weakening,
which hardly occurred to the fans, Dillon might have taken a chance and per
mitted him to stick until convinced that he had outlived his usefulness on
the mound for the day. At any rate, he could not have made a worse mess of
it than did Thorsen and Criger, while it Is more probable that he would
have kept his team in front to the end.
VILLAGERS START OFF IN FRONT
Two of the three hits that the Villagers got off the delivery of Bris
walter were secured in the opening inning, when one run was scored. Car
lisle singled to short center and went to second on Kitty Brashear's infield
sacrifice. Martinke went out, Delmas to Dillon, and Carlisle got to third on
the play. Roy Brashear singled to left, scoring Carlisle, and stole second a
moment later. Stovall flew to Bernard. Briswalter then settled down and
held Vernon hltless until the sixth, when they got one lonely bingle that did
not count for anything more than to fatten the batting average of Kitty
Los Angeles did not get a man around the diamond until the third, when
two safeties, an error and Jtwo free passes scrouged three runners over the
pan. Orendorff walked and stole second when Brown threw high to catch
him. Briswalter also ambled. Daley sacrificed neatly, Brown to Fisher,
advancing the base runners a peg. Martinke misjudged and muffed Ber
nard's high one to left and Orendorff scored. Howard singled to left, scoring
Briswalter and Bernard, Howard going to second on the throw to the plate.
Dillon flew to center and Murphy bunted, being retired by Brackenridge un
assisted. Two errors by Kitty Brash shear and a hit gave the Angels an
other in the sixth.
DILLON SHOWS POOR JUDGMENT
Friends of the Angel squad were congratulating themselves upon the
seeming assurance that the Angels finally had broken their long season of
hard luck and were going to win another heat. Briswalter was going along
at a steady clip, holding the Villagers hitless in every inning until the
sixth, when Kitty Brashear got a harmless single to short center. But Car
lisle had flown to right, putting the ball almost against the fence for a sen
sational catch by Bernard. Brashear then got his single. Martinke also flew
to center with a high, long one that Daley pulled down. Roy Brashear then
took his turn by flying to center for a circus catch by Murphy. These long
fly balls scared Cap Dillon and he thought it about time to chase Briswalter,
and ordered Thorsen to warm up. Thorsen had not got up steam when the
seventh inning started, so Andy was permitted to go back on the Job until
Thorsen was ready. Stovall drove an easy one to Howard, who retired him at
first. Then Thorsen walked out from the club house and Dillon chased Bris
■walter, much to the surprise of the fans.
Thorsen lasted two-thirds of an inning. He walked Lindsay, hit Fisher
and fanned Brown. With two out, Brackenridge bounced one too high for
Thorsen to handle, and he barely got his finger tips on to it as It fell near
Roth, who also juggled long enough for Brackenridge to get to first and
Lindsay to score. Carlisle singled to left, scoring Fisher, and Kitty Brashear
forced Carlisle at second, Delmas to Howard. This was enough to chase
Thorsen back to the club house, but not until after he hnd taken his turn at
bat and had fanned. Criger was called on to help out, as the score now
stood 4 to 3 in favor of the Angels and the Angel machinery seemed to be
all out of joint, following the disastrous results of the untimely removal of
Briswalter. rqy brashear gets home run
ROY BRASHEAR GETS HOME RUN
In the next inning Criger started oft well, but finished up poorly. Mar
tinke was easy for Howard and Dillon, but Roy Brashear was determined
to tie the score, and he walloped the ball over the left field fence and strolled
around with the run that evened, up the count with the Angels. Stovall
singled to left and Lindsay hit to Roth, who was so slow in throwing to
second to catch Stovall that both runners were safe. Fisher went the
Delmas-Dlllon route arid Stovall moved up to third, from which point he
scored a moment later, when Criger was guilty of a wild pitch. Lindsay also
tried to score on the wild one, but was retired at the plate, Orendorff to
It looked like the Angels might regain their lost ground in the eighth,
but poor base running ended all their hopes. Howard, first man up, singled
to right. Dillon bunted to Kitty Brashear, who threw wide to Fisher, who
had to leave the bag to get the ball, and Cap was safe before Fisher could
get back to his station. Howard tried to steal third and changed his mind
in time to be caught, Brown to Lindsay. Dillon tried to steal second and was
thrown out the same way. Then Murphy went out, Kitty Brashear to Fisher.
It was a hard game for Dillon to lose, after having it already stuffed away
in his pocket.
The same teams play this afternoon at V' rnon, where the Angels seem
to be hoodooed, as they have won only one game at Vernon park this sea
son. Dillon and Berry want to kill the jinks this afternoon and may do it
with Judge Nagle, as it Is his turn to work. Hensltng or Willetts will toss
Following is the tabulated score of the game yesterday:
LOS ANGELES. VBRNON,
AB R II PO A E AH I! H SI! I'm A !
Daley, cf 3 0 10 3 0 0 Carlisle, cf 4 i 2 0 8 0
Bernard, rf 4110300 N. Uraehear, 3b 2 0 10 11
Howard, 2u 4 o a 1 2 5 0 Martinke, If 4 0 0 0 0 0
Dillon, lb 4 0 1 0 13 0 0 R. Brashear, lib 3 l 2 1 3 3
Murphy, If 4 0 10 2 0 0 Stovall, rf 4 110 10
Roth, JU 3 1 0 0 v i 0 Lindsay, us 3 10 0 3 3
Delmas, bs 4 0 3 0 16 0 Fisher, lb 3 1 0 0 10 2
Orendorff, c 2 10 112 0 Brown, c 4 0 0 0 4 4
waiter, p 110 0 0 2 1 Brackonridge, p 4 0 10 3 5
Thorsen, p 1000000 — — _____
Criger, p 0 0 0 0 2 10 Totals 31 6 7 1 27 18
••Wheeler 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 . --.
•••Smith 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 •Rosa batted for Roth In ninth Inning
•Ross 0 0 00000 ••Wheeler batted for Orendorff In ninth in
— — — — — — — nintt.
Totals 33 410 287 10 1 •••Smith batted for Criger In ninth Inning.
SCORE BY INNINGS
Los Angeles 0 03001000—4 Vernon 1 00000220—
llase hits 01212 10 2 I—lo Base hits 2 0000122 0—
Hits made—Off Thorsfn, 2 and 3 runs In 2-8 1. Struck out— By Brackenridge 4, by Thorsel
inning; off Briswalter, 3 and 1 run In 1-3 In- 1. Double play—Brackenridge to R Brashea
nlngs; off Criger, 2 and 2 runs in 2 In- to Flatter. Wild pitches—Brackenridge Thor
nlngs. Home run— R. Brashoar. Sacrifice hits « en . Passed ball—Orendorff. Hit by pltche<
—N. Brashear 2, Daley. Bases on ball.-)— Off ball—Fisher. Time of gume—l:4o ('inulre
»rack.enrldge 2, oft Brlpwalter 2, off Thus, n Finn, y.
MANTELL AND O'KEEFE DRAW
SACTAMIONTO, May 19.—Before one
«»f the biggest crowds that ever wit
nessed a prize tight in this city, Frank
Mantell of Pawtucket, R. 1., and Den
ver John O'Keefe fought twenty
rounds to a draw. The decision was
unpopular and the crowd called loud
ly for Mantell. Mantell floored O'Keefe
with a richt In the seventh, and again
in the fifteenth. The first six round!
were about even, but after this Mon*
tell had the better of each round.
DRISCOLL AFTER WOLGAST
NEW YORK, May 19.—Jom Driscoll,
English featherweight champion, today
challenged Ad Wolgast for the light
weight championship. Driecoll is
ready to post a $5000 forfeit, to go as a
Bide bet. He Is willing to make 133
pounds ringside, and will be ready to
Unlit Wolgast ten or forty-five rounds
four weeks before he meets Abe Attell.
You can buy It. perhaps at many places, but
there's one BKST place to buy and that
LOS ANGELES HERALD: FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 20, 1010.
HERALD SPORTING PAGE
Pair of Pitchers Who Figured
in Sensational Game Yesterday
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Ml i iaiiiiii
OAKLAND TUCKS GAME
AWAY IN THE SEVENTH
Wreak Vengeance on Portland
When Hogan Trips Across
Platter on Bingle
OAKLAND, May 19.—Oakland had
Its i ivenge today when in a few in
nings Portland was relieved of the
game by a score of 5 to 4. The score
was even until the seventh. when
Hogan took first on Ort's error and
then went to third on another error
by Ort. He scored the winning run
on Wolverton'i single. Fisher was
li< lited with a home run. Score:
Ali R H SB PO A E
Cutshaw. 2b 3 0 0 0 6 9 1
Ware*, pa 3100041
Ifouan, lb 3 2 0 0 13 0 0
Carroll, cf, 3 10 110 0
Wolverton. 3b 3 12 0 2 2 1
Bwander, rf 4010000
Maggert, It 3 0 1 0 1 0 0
Millzo. c 3 0 0 11 4 1 0
Christian, p I 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hour, p 2 0 10 0 4 1
Totals M •' 5 1 27 20 4
AB R H SB PO A E
Ort, 2h 6 0 0 0 2 2 2
Olw n ss 4 10 0 0 4 0
Hi tllng, Jh 4 0 10 13 2
lie, rf 5 12 0 2 0 0
Filter, c 4 11112 1
Kappa, lb 4 1 2- 0 14 0 0
Ryan, cf 4 0 10 2 0 0
If 3 0 2 0 10 0
Beat n. p 0000110
Bteen r. 2 0 0 0 0 3 0
Smith. If 10 0 0 0 0 0
SCORE BY INNINGS
p,,- t l an^ 0 0 3 10 0 0 0 o—4
Ban hits 0 14 0 1110 1-9
Totall M 4 9 1 24 13 B
Oakland 3 0 10 10 0 0 x-6
lilts—Three and three runs in two-thirda
inning off Seaton; one hit, no runs, In two
Innings off Christian. Home run—Fisher.
on balls—Off Christian, 1; off Seaton, 2;
off Steen, 1; off Uoier, 3. Htruck out—By
Christian, 2; by Moser, 8. Hit by pitched ball
Sb en, by Christian. Double plajra—Baaton to
Hetllng; Cutshaw to Hogan. Time of game—
!:>. Umpirei— Van Haltren and McGreevy.
PIRATES TRIMMED AGAIN
PITTSBTTRG, May 19.—Boston de
feated Pittsburg in a ninth-inning rally
which netted five runs. Curits pitched
a strong game. Score:
Boston 6, hits 12, errors 1.
Pittsburg 3, hits 4, errors 0.
Batteries: Curtis, Frock and Gra
ham; Powell, Leever and Gibson. Urn
pires—Higler and Emslie.
ST. LOUIS, May lit.—St. Louis won
the thinl game of the Beries from Phil
adelphia today. 9 to 1. Lush pitched
good ball throughout. Score:
St. Louis !•. hits 9, errors 1.
Philadelphia 1, hits 7, errors 1.
Batteries: Lush and Phelps; Moore,
Shettler, Brennan and Moran, Ur
n and Kane.
CINCY WALLOPS GIANTS
CINCINNATI, May 18 Cincinnati
defeated New York today, mainly
through Marquard's and Crandail's
wildness in the early innings.' Score:
New York 7, hits It, errors 0.
Cincinnati 8, hits 11, errors 2.
Batteries: Ames, Marquard, Cran
di |1, Dlckson and Behlei, Wilson; Cas
tieton, Rowan and McLean. Umpires—
johnstone ■lll(1 Morun.
CUBS GOING UP
CHICAGO, .May 19. Chi ;ago defeat i
Brooklyn, 4 to 2, today. Score:
Chicago 4, hits 7, errors 2.
Brooklyn 2, hits 7. errors 8.
Batteries: Overall and Archer; Bell
and Erwin. Umpires—O'Day and Bren
| AMERICAN ASSOCIATION"
At St. Indianapolis 1, St.
At Minneapolis—Louisville 3, Minne
apolis Milwaukee—Toledo 10, Milwau-
At Milwaukee—Toledo 10, Milwau
At Kansas City—Columbus 0, Kansas
A.I i nnaha—Omaha 1, Denver 6.
At ins Molnes— Dei Moines 11.
At Lincoln—Lincoln 1, St. Joseph 5.
At Sioux City—Sioux City 4, To
DOUBLE STEAL GIVES
SACRAMENTO 1-0 GAME
Seals Go Down After Great Pitch
ers' Battle and Errorless
SACRAMENTO, May 19.—Perry and
Van Buren worked a double steal on
the Seals this afternoon, the former
scoring the only run of a well played
game, It was In the fourth inning
that Perry was hit by Stewart, sac
rificed to third by Briggs and Board
man and scored when Van Buren
walked and started the steal. Hunt
and Stewart both pitched good ball,
while the players of both teams fielded
excellently. The score:
AB R H SB PO A X
Vltt, 3b 4 0 0 0 13 0
Mohler, 2b 4 0 0 0 3 3 0
Melcholr, rf 3 0 110 0 0
Tennant. lb 4 0 0 0 10 0 0
Bodle, If 2 0 0 0 3 0 0
Lewis, cf 3 0 10 3 0 0
Berry, o 3 0 1 0 2 2 0
McArdle, ss 3 0 0 0 2 4 0
Stewart, p 2 0 1 1 0 4 0
xWllllams 10 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 29 0 4 2 24 16 0
Phinn, S3 4 0 0 0 2 2 0
Penrsons, If 10 0 0 3 10
Perry, cf 2 10 110 0
Hrlggs, rf 2 0 10 10 0
Boardman. 3b 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Van Buren, lb 2 0 0 113 0
Darringer, 2b 2 0 0 0 6 10
c 3 0 0 0 6 10
Hunt, p 3 0 0 0 0 4 0
Totals 81 1 1 2 27 15 0
xßatted for Melchotr in ninth.
SCORE BY INNINGS
San Francisco 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 o— o
Base hits 1 10 0 0 0 11 o—4
parramonto 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 x—l
Base hits 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x— l
Mits-Made oft Hunt, 4; off Stewart 1. Sac
rlflca hits—Briggs, Boardman. First base on
called balls—Oft Hunt 3, off Stewart 3. Struck
out—By Hunt 5. by Htewort 2. lilt by pitcher
—rc-.irsona, Perry. Double play—McArdle to
Mohler to Tennant. Time — l:3o. Umpire—
CICOTTE BEATS SOX
I',( (STON, May 19.—Boston won a
slow fame from Chicago today. Ci
eottlo kept the hits well scattered. The
Chicago 0. hits fi, errors 2.
Boston 3, hits 8, errors 1.
Batteries: White and Block; Ci
cotte and Carrlgan.
ATHLETICS FINALLY LOSE
PHILADELPHIA, May 19—Philadel
phia's Inns winning Btreak was broken
when Detroit won today, 14 to 2. The.
visitors knocked Krause oft the rubber
In the fourth Inning and also hit Dy
gert hard. Score:
Detroit 14, hit* 19, errors 0.
Philadelphia 2, nits 5, errors 6.
Batteries: Mullln, Browning and Bta
nage; Krause, Dygert and Thomas,
.\'K\V STORK, May IB.— New York de
feated Cleveland in jm exciting ten-
Inniiii; fcamo same today, ' to .!. Suc
cessive hits i.> Hemphlll, wolter, Chase
and Laporte brought in the winning
run. The batting of Lajoie and Chase
was hard and timely. Score:
Cleveland :i, hits 7. errors 2.
New York 4, hits 10, errors 2.
Batteries: J"ss and Clarke; Quinn
and Sweeney, Klelnow.
SENATORS RUNNING AWAY
WASHINGTON, May 19.—Washing
ton bunched its hits in two innings to
day on Graham, defeating St. Louis
easily. B to 0. The score:
Washington 5, hits S, errors 1.
St. Louis v, hits 7, errors 0.
Batteries: Johnson and Street; Gra
ham uixi Stephens.
IGNORE PROTEST AGAINST
MEMORIAL DAY CONTEST
I (ixc. BEACH, May 19.—Protest!
from the <!. A. It., W. It. C. and the
Sons of Veterans have followed the an
nouncement that the game for the
basketball champiolnship of the state
would !>'■ played here on Memorial day
between Long Beach high school and
Lowell liiKh school teams, the latter
team coming from San Francisco.
Mlea Gertrude Upton, basketball
coach and manager of the Loi Angeles
county baseball league, today stated,
,-r, that the fame would be
played as announced, as t>v having
it on Memorial day the San Francisco
fdrl.s need miss no school to make the
OUT NATIVE SON
Joe Thomas Shows Only Flashes
of Old Time Form and
Drops in Sixteenth
KNOCKED DOWN THREE TIMES
Former Middleweight Champions
Engage in Slow and Un
DREAMLAND RINK. SAN KHAN- j
CISCO, May 19.—Joe Thomas' attempt .
to re-establish hltnteU v a middle
weight champion received a rude set
back in his fight tonight at Dreamland
rink with Billy Papke, the Illinois;
Thunderbolt. It took Pupke sixteen
rounds to relegate the Californian to
the list of lighters that were. A right
swing high on the body sent Thomas
to the mat, and after this several
rights delivered with crushing force
floored Thomas for keeps.
I'npke was a 2 to 1 favorite In the
betting. A match with Ketchel for
the championship next month is as
sured the victor.
The consensus of opinion among ring
followers Is that Papke, on his show
ing tonight, will have to improve con
siderably to stand a chance with
Although defeated. Thomas gave a
very good account of himself, and for
a while made things pretty hot for
the Kewanee lad.
It was a listless exl-ihitlon up to the
twelfth round. marked by much
clinching, wrestling and butting, in
the latter department of which Papke
greatly excelled This style of battle
aroused the wrath ot the spectators,
who snowed no hesitation in exercis
ing their lung* with cries of "Fake"
anil loud "Boos." This outbreak tin
ally had its eff.ct "ii the belligerents,
for in the next round— the thirteenth
-a Seres mid-ring rally Mlowed.
Thomas drove Papke to the ropes and
all but put him through. *.. tierce was
his onslaught. The nun I..titled again
to the .enter Of the run; and Thomas
staggered Papke with right and left
wallops to the Jaw. lapke fought
wildly in the fourteenth, and en the
other hand Thomas displayed great
cleverness and appeared to be the:
acme of eonflil.
Thomas kept up his good work and i
it looked as it lie would beat the Ke- i
wanee man into submission in the
fifteenth. After a Jieree rally in the
sixteenth Papke hooked his right high
on the body with sufficient force to
send Thomas sprawling on the can
vas. Thomas took nine, rushed in and
proceeded to mix things at a lively
rate. This proved his undoin?. Papke,
measuring his distance, sent In two
rights to the jaw with crushing force,
and again tho Californian went down.
He came up reeling. It was but child's
play then to finish him, and Papke,
shooting a right to the Jaw with
frightful velocity, sent Thomas into
JEFF FISHES WHILE HIS
ADMIRERS CHEW THE RAG
Big Fellow Disappoints Many
Visitors by Side-Stepping
BEN LOMOND, May Admirers of
Jeffries spent a busy day at the fight
er's training camp today watching- a
Marathon race between lizards down
the roadway and throwing stones at
the frogs in the pond
After reviewing the history of ring
battles from the time of Jem Mace to
the Papke-Thomas fight they returned
home at nightfall, pronouncing their
day's workout one of the best since the
present training season began.
Jeffries went fishing.
Among the visitors was an automo
.bile party of five who drove from Sa
linas, forty miles away, to see the big
fighter in action. The crowd watched
the door of Jeffries' lodge through the
earlier hours of the afternoon, like ter
riers watching a rat hole. Finally the
fighter, having "just awakened from a
nap, rubbed his eyes. He looked hesi
tatingly at the gymnasium and then
down the roadway. It was a dramatic
moment, and the crowd was breathless.
Jeffries shouldered his fishing pole and
went down the road.
When asked tonight why he failed to
go back to the grind Jeffries said he
was directing his own system of train
ing, and that while he did not wish to
slight his visitors, he had picked out
the work that would be most beneficial.
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STANDING OF THE CLUBS "
C'liib. Won. Lout. I'ct.
Oakland .-.' 11 11 .(107
Su-i iinii-nti) 13 14 .517
Stockton 13 . 13 »ol>
San Jose IS 10 .484
IrrMio 1} IT .452
San I'ranclsco U 13 .441
dull. Won. Lout. Vet.
Vernon »1 '» ■»«
Portland 8' 21 -3(i.i
San l-'ianrl(*ro »'* 1" •*!•?
Lo» AngelM ••• li *8 •«0
Oakland *» *«■...«;
Sui ielili> 1» -W -3*36
Club. ~~ Won. Lost. Pet.
rntKiiiirir 15 » .625
Chicago IS 11 816
Cincinnati 13 '« 883
New York ■•••. 18 13 ■838
SI. I.ouU '4 13 .51!)
I'liiluilelplila / '• IS 800
Boston 1» I" -38.5
Brooklyn » 1» .•»!
Club. Won. Lout. I'rt.
I'hlladelphla 1* 5 .783
New York M « . Bill
DHro'lt •• 1« 1.1 303
llOHton ...-. 1* ' * ■ *3S
Cleveland 1* vi •B*°
iva,..ln ß ton .'.... II " »«3
(l!l<-n«ro " '** ■■*■
St. LouU .:.: * -° 10«
Amateur Sports, Athletics
LIGHTWEIGHTS BELOW REQUIRED
NOTCH AND HAVE CUT OUT WORK
Memsic and Powell Wind Up Their Training Period After Yester
day's Stunts and Each Weighs in Under 135-Pound Mark That
They Must Make on Saturday Morning-Frisco Scrapper Is
Full Pound Lighter Than Bohemian, but Both Are as
Near Perfect Trim as Faithful Efforts Can Make
Them—Burns-Willis Scrap at Coalinga Is All Off
1-| HOOF of the excellent condition ot both Oeorge Memsic and l>w Powell
* is furnished In the fact that training for the 25-round scrap Saturday
afternoon has been ended, with the exception of such light woite as may
t»,> deemed necessary to keep them on edge and guarantee that they will
Weigh In at the required 186-pound, notch. While Powell did a lot of work
yesterday, despite that he li away below weight. Memsie laid off and will
not do an) more hard work for this scrap. He, too, Is under weight and in
great condition. The case with which bOtJl boys have worked down below
the required notch ihOWl that they have hot sacrificed condition in any way
in order to make weight
Mcmstc took a 40-mlnute run on the rOftd and his usual rundown after
ward. Then he jumped on the Malep and found that he weighed just 134 1-4
pounds. Being fully aatlafled with'ins condition and down below weight, ha
decided that he would be more benefited by light work and much rest than
by continuing hard work. So he has cut out the heavy stunts and> will do
only lUCb work today and tomorrow as may be necessary for him to keep on
edge and below the weight. One only lias to take a look at him when he is
stripped for his workouts to be convinced that he Is in as perfect condi
tion as is possible for him to get, while the ease with which he has worked
down below weight dissipates any idea that he might be troubled in getting
down to that notch at which they must weigh in. He could not be in better
condition, and if he loses It will be only because Powell is the better man.
Powell is more than a pound lighter than Memsic, weighing In yes
terday at 133 pounds after his workout. He has been training niong Ideas
of his own and is highly pleased with the results. When he found that he
was under weight and ready to enter the ring he decided to cut out .further
work, and will do nothing more than light gymnasium stunts and rowing on
the Venice lagoon today and tomorrow morning. He is authority for the
statement that he could not be in better condition and cannot make an ex
cuse if he is defeated.
There is very little betting on the result and practically none on the
number of rounds the scrap will go. Memsic lias proved such a big sur
prise in the ease with which he has made weight and in the great form
lie has shown since the injury to h;s leg that local fans are a bit shy
about bettiiiK against him, despite that Powell holds two hairline decisons
over him at shorter routes. It is recognized as a fact that Powell is faster
and cleverer than the Bohemian, but in- is rather a doubtful proposition
uv.-i the longer route. Memsic has the hotter punch and has gone the long
distance! ofUner and is looked upon for those reasons as having' a better
Chance to win than he would have U the bout was limited to ten or 1 fifteen
Manager McCarey yesterday received a telegram from Doc Jeffrey at
CoaUaga to the effect that the Burns-Willis fight, scheduled for Saturday
Dight, had been called off and that Burns would come to Los Angeles at
one* and go into training for the 25-round scrap May 31 with Sandy Fergu
son. This is pleasing news, as the bout can be staged without interfering
with other plans of McCarey for early June dates. Langford will arrive in
a few days, and McCarey Is anxious to get him signed up to meet the win
ner early in June. Since it is possible for him to stage the Burns-Ferguson
scrap May 31 he will be able to put on another good card early in June and
then have Langford and the winner for about the middle of June. With the
Wolgast championship bout with the winner of the Memsic-Powell battle
for June 25, the McCarey slate is nicely filled with attractive cards for next
month, and there will be a chance to sandwich in another or two, if opportun
Ferguson has been doing light training for some little time and is about
acclimated now. Since the date for his local debut has been fixed he will
get down to real hard training at once and his Arcadia quarters will present
busy scenes every day from now until after the fight. He started hard work
yesterday, following up a long road run with a fast bout with Chris Johnson
and quite'a session in the gymnasium. He will udd another sparring partner
at once and expects to be going at full speed within a day or two. Burns
will do his training at Venice, having spoken for training quarters there in
advance of his arrival, and probably will bring his own training staff with
him. Being in good condition after having trained hard for his Bffßt with Joe
Willis, he will not have to work as hard as otherwise would be required of
him. but he will do very little loafing after his arrival, as time is a bit short
for real training-. ——
SMOKE'S FRONT PORCH
IS FAST DISAPPEARING
Extra Weight Over Johnson's
Stomach Gives Way Before
SAN FRANCISCO, May 19.—After
the boxing performance that he went
through yesterday afternoon. Jack
Johnson went back to his road work
again this morning. With George Cot
ton, Marty Cutler, Barney Furey, Dave
Mills and Jack Geyer in tow, the
lighter legged it over twelve miles of
the park roads. All told, he was out
lor a two hours' jaunt, taking things
fairly leisurely. He has been takon
weight so much since he has taken
hod oC work in determined style that
he is well satisfied to go more slowly.
This afternoon he took a spin in his
automobile and later in the clay was
out in front of his quarters fnr a game
of baseball, an exorcise to which he
has taken a decided fancy.
The road work will be continued to
morrow, but Saturday and Sunday he
will box eight or nine rounds In the
big pavilion. The extra weight over
tin stomach, so noticeable when he
first stripped for the newspaper
photographers, has practically disap
peared and the big black looks in fine
There is a chance that Johnson will
appear in one of the Justice courts
tomorrow morning to answer a suit
brought against him by Sam Fltz
patrlok, his former manager, for
some thing like $150 for services ren
dered After Fitzpatrick and Johnson
hail their split in Australia they
patched up relations and Fitzpatrick
worked for Johnson in a clerical capac
ity prior to the Johnson-Ketchell fight.
It is for these services that Fitzpatrick
claims he has not been paid.
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DE ORO REGAINS TITLE
NEW YORK, May 19.—Alfred de
Oro is again the world's three-cushion
billiard champion and holder of the
Jordan Lambert trophy. In the final
block of his match with Thomas A.
Hueston last night, De Oro won, 50
to 38, making the total score for the
match 150 to 114. ;
We are a prfogr'eMlve 'people. - The old
ruhioned "merchant. 1 ; lunch ' began with
chee.e and ended with cracker". Now It
begins with soup and end« .with a tip.—
Qalveaton New». ■ ■
VISITING EDITORS ARE
WELCOMED AT RIVERSIDE
RIVERSIDK, May 19.—Members of
the Southern California Editorial asso
ciation and their families, to the num
ber of eighty, arrived over a special
Santa Fe train at 4:30 o'clock this
afternoon. Special trolley cars were in
waiting to take the party to the plant
of the Riverside Portland Cement com
pany, and at 7 o'clock the editors en
joyed a banquet at the Glenwood Mis
President E. S. Moulton of the cham
ber of commerce introduced John Mc-
Groarty of Los Angeles as toastmaster.
The program of toasts Included the
"Lawyers and Editors."—H. H. Craig.
•The Editor in Politics."—Friend W.
"Landmarks "-DeWitt V. Hutchlngs.
"The Kite-Shaped Track." —J. J.
Byrne, assistant traffic manager, Santa
Fa, Los Angeles.
"The Newspaper Man's Wife." —Mrs.
H. G. Tinsley of the Pomona Review.
"Our Southern California Associa
tion."—J. P. Baumgartner of the Santa
Ana Register, president of the National
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