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Whats What in Sports TheSporting Authority
All Teams Now Provided for
Students to Work on Ath
letic Field
I At the meeting of the university ath
I tic i council held Thursday afternoon the
track team of the year was awarded
sweaters The order for the sweater will
bp sent in as soon as the committee 0t
til council ilecides upon the size of the
r I which will be allowed According to
tIP student body constitution tae track
IIIHU are allowed to wear a ftveinofc It
fciid the numbers of the football quad
an I eightInch I The athletic council
liuWfver 6iic they are the ones who
J ty Y for the sweaters have decided to
tikp the matter into their own handR and
tn ile i upon the size of the U whloh the
syeral athletic teams will be allowed to
This is the first time in the history of
Ttah athletic that the track team has
ten given any recognition for the work
tvlieh they have done for the good of
tii > school Vp until last year the foot
liill men welt the only ones who wre
warled the sweater At the close of tu
l ketball season last year the baskft
jail i men were awarded sweaters As a <
r > suit of this action the members of the
trick team presented a petition to th
atliletic council asking to D9 given sum
recognition for their work
Girls Heard From
At the meeting of the council a petitmn
was presented from the newly organize
Womens Athletic association asking fir
a representative on the athletic counil
No definite action was taker although i it
VMS generally ftIt that the womens uh
ILie association had no good reason why
i should have a representative ou th >
tthtetiu board
The council also decided to begin work
on F the sodding of the football field at
flice The plans for the water system
Klich will be used t sprinkle the lawn
have been completed The order for the
riie has been let and it will be hauled
to the university grounds today On Sat
virday the council has received permis
sion from trio professors who have classes
tj dismiss the classes in order that the
Mudents will lk able to go to the field
unU dig the trenches When the digging
of the trenches and the laying of the
Tire is completed the students will be
tik n to the university lunch room
vlire a dinner will be served
IVurd from the University of Mlchl
E i iu the alumni on the coast who
v u promoting a Christmas game for
1 t Michigan elevens has been had that
t trip IB uff The board of control
put its foot down on the trip becauae
S of the lentftu of time it would take the
m n away from their college work
With th trip for the university elev
en out of the way the Ann Arbor High
h iiool got busy and scheduled a trip to
the coast by way of the northwest ex
3 i ting to meei at least six of the big
iiitfi school teams of the west
The i sclnrol authorities would not put
LT i he expenses for the trip but a
timber of Ann Arbor promoters got
tscih < r and made up the purse They
clanged Flunk Longman the success
fiI < coach of Notre Dame to take
crge of he high school both in pre
I ainary practice and on the trip The
turn leaves Ann Arbor December 14
overtures were made to the Salt
Like High school for a game about
Ihember 0 but thU has received no
encouragement ui account of the late
rnss of the season and there is no
chance for a game in this city A Col
orado school and Butte High school
will i make up the intermountain oppo
nents Ann Arbor la the scholastic
ciiamplon of Michigan and It said to
liave a wonderful team for a high
Fans Want Match
San Francisco Dec 2Atter the
pi tat light put up by Joe Willis in
viuling the decision from Denver Jack
cjeyir Tuesday night there is now
hrong talk of matching Willis with
iJln Flynn Local ring followers say
ti two would offer a great fight
New Feature of New York Racing
Next Season to Be a Diamond
Studded Whip I
N w York Dec IA challenge whip
Tiu h is the latest trophy of the turf It
will i I ie emblematical of the superiority of
t winner among the jockeys on the local
tiiks and will be offered for com pet i
ion next jour by the jockey club It is
i nderstood that the whip will be worth
S 41 its intrinsic
value being largely en
Ltlhecl by a diamond Inserted in its head
i top Besides the stone It will be made
1 i > uf whalebone and leather Under the
tims proH > Med governing the deed of
Sit a jockey will have to Win the whip
1 n years in succession before it becomes
I his absolute property The most success
ful jockey during a racing season here
ilie on < with the greatest number of win
3 hug mounts to his credit will be ad
judged the winner of a claim on its pos
E iun
1111 the last day of the local racing sea
son the lending jockey will bcr presented
with the whip He may use it while rid
lug his last mounts and may keep it in
lis possession but not for Use during the
following season In order to insure the
nltp a bond eoverllll Its value will be
demanded of the holder until such time
s it becomes his propertyor is returned
in the donors
The turf authorities consider that the
donatidu of smh a prlie will stimulate a
lcalthy J intvrest among the jockeys
Another ruling feature for next season
tinder consideration and one which will be
proposed at the next meting of the jockey
tub is an international race for horses
wned and ridden by officers of the Unit
id States British German French Rus
sian Italian and Spanish armies The
jar C will U nmIf decided on and It
probably will be as it is favorably looked
upon by many of the members during
the fall meeting at the Belmont park
trak At that period of the season the
national horse show is only a short time
siway and the competitors in the race
< ould remain over and take part in the
exhibition at the Madison Square Garden
Twelve members of the < iiait foot
all rquad have received their fPm This
custom has been followed out at the
Fchool for only two seasons and the
monogram is given i only to those men
who have lwen in the
< game during the i
entire sea < > r Wilson one of the stars
of the aggregation yho i Wuf jUt in tlp
first game v as gln his ltti although
le has not Ilayd us j ii l iht t trmies He
B as kept otit L i e ssLjSl t cf the guuats
by a brokeu iji u
e r j
It il JId i 1 L 5
dt J
1 c
Li J
Rides Three WinnersThe Supreme
Court Ruling Hurts Betting
Oakland Dec Thanks to a good ride
ou the pert of ArcWxiW the Modesto
handicap today went to Early Tide the
favorite Napa Nick heavily played led
until a short dial inca from the wire but
Denny was of no assistance and Early
Tide caught him In the last few yards
Fine weather prevailed but the track was
In denying a writ of habeas corpus In
the case of Charles Brown charged with
a violation of the WalkerOtis law in re
ceiving money on a wager the state su
preme court expressed the opinion that
the law was valid Accordingly Carroll
Cook attorney for the racing association
warned layers and players not to pass
Results 1
First race futurity cour Ingham 197
C Williams 3 to 1 won Balnade 107
Walsh 2 to 1 second Burning Bush
187 E Sullivan 4 to 1 third Time
112 45 No Quarter John A Mallon Il
lusion Bemay Special Delivery and
Swagerlator finished as named
Second race five and a half furlongs
Raleigh P D 112 Rettlg 4 to 1 won
Ilex 112 Mentry IS to 5 second Sil
ver Grain 112 Archlbold 12 to 1 third
Time 109 35 Contra Costa Wicket
Robert AOalene Gale Helen Carroll
Airle Fairle Ocean View and Sully fin
ished as named
Third race futurity course Hampaas
110 Archibold even won Grace G lOit
SullHan < to 1 second Philtstina 103
Glass 12 to 1 third Time ltt Cym
bal Lord of the Forest Inclement Bea
ver Dam Lad and Belmore finished as
Fourth race five furlongs Modesto
handicapEarly Tide 106 Archibold 11
to 5 won Napa Nick 93 Denny 3 to 1
second Hey Hindoo 108 Cavjinaugh 7
to 2 third Time 101 Hamper and
Cloudlight finished as named
Fifth race one mile selling Ed Ball
109 Denny 5 > o 1 won Billy Myer 104
C Williams 9 to 1 second Convent
Belle 104 Selden 3 to 1 third Time
143 45 Mr Bishop Copperfield Aunt
Kit Llddlngton Lady Alicia Ak Sar
Ben and Lady Rensseiar finished as
Sixth race six furlongsMauretanla
109 Archibold 7 to 10 won Yhor 98
Miller 15 to 1 second Key T 106 Co
burn 4 to 1 third Time 11 15 All
ness Sanest Sir Barry and Dr Mayer
finished as named
Chicago Dec University of Chicago
alumni yesterday lined up with the ma
roon faculty in dampening any effort to
offer athletic concessions to Michigan to
secure its return to the conference The
graduates have decided to dJqp IJl agita
tion for the present owing to the decisive
stand of the professors and no attempt
will be made to secure a MichiganChi
cap battle for next fall it was an
William Bond Scott representative on
the Chicago managing committee and for
years a leader in the alumni athletic
councils said he agreed thoroughly with
the new faculty stand < < against any
changes in the conference rules or giving
Michigan a compromise on the training
table subject That the training table
question cannot be smoother over unless
the Big Eight adopts new rules was
given as the alumni point of view
San Francisco Dec 2The state su
preme court sustained today the validity
of the WalkerOtis antibetting law when
it refused to Issue a writ of habeas cor
pus for the discharge of Charles Brown
who was rooted Nov SS at the emery
vill > Mv track for vptlng a bet
Tin WalkerOtis nil asuro passtd at tie
1 et fitssioii of thv legislature is almost
iLflLal Ute the New York law
Candidates Out in Droves and the
Coaches Face Job to Pick
The High Schnol Athletic Girls asso
ciation now consists of nearly SCO mem
bers which puts them nearly on a level
In number with the members of the boys
association Since the beginning of bas
ketball for the girls two years ago when
they carried away the championship they
have not met with a single defeat and
now the work of defending the pennant
for the third season begins Two of last
years players Misses Geary and Brown
are back to school and will again be seen
in their regular positions center and
guard The new material is most promis
ing and the rivalry for a place on the
team even exceeds that of the boys
Some of the young ladles who appeared
in suits yesterday afternoon were the
Misses Geary White Cannon Hutchin
son Wimmer Weber VanPelt Brown
and Thompson of the senior class Misses
Burrows Wanless Jensen Fish Daring
Spalding Hawley Shields Snell Taft
Gibson Wilcox Farnaworth McKee and
Daran of the junior class The sopho
mores and freshmen are also represented
among the try outs some of whom are
Misses Bltn v Hammer Fern trom
Thompson Cowan Gibs Price Kimball
Reiser Nelber Redman Abbott Hagen
Wilson Davis Meaken Covey Mar
tineau Wimmer Jrown Fox Boyd Jen
nings Beckstead Tennant Anderson
Reed dishing Ertman Coleman Gray
Ewing Sears Roberts Stout Connelly
Curl and Jamer It is needless to say
with such spirit as the fairer ones are
exhibiting that the girls will not be
found lacking when the race for the
championship begins
How to handle such a large crowd of
girls and still to furnish practice nights
for the boys is the question that is puz
zling Principal George A Eaton During
the latter part of the football season the
girls had sole access to the gymnasium
and now to limit them to two practices
weekly which is absolutely necessary if
the boys are to enter the league is a
difficult proposition
High School Takes Up Basketball for
the First Time With Much
Special to The HeraldRepublican
uicmieia uec IThe iticnneia High
School Dramatic club and basketball
team are to make a trip to ManU De
cember 11 If present plans materialise
they are in connection with the Manti
High school and townspeople generally
to have a grand celebration It IB pro
posed to run a big excursion from Rich
field in which all the citizens from
Richfield and the adjoining towns are cor
dially Invited to participate
The days festivities are to be held in
the new theatre and gymnasium At C
oclock p m the basketball game between
the two High schools Richfield and
Manti is to take place at 8 oclock the
play is to commence and at the close of
the play all will retire to the gymnasium
where a dance will be held
Friday the Richfield basketball boys
will meet Monroe in a practice game
Saturday evening December 4 the citi
zens of Richfield are to he treated to a
real live game of basketball in the big
Anona pavilion The occasion is a meet
between the fast team from Manti High
and Richfield Although this is Rich
fields first year at the game she feels
satisfied that Manti will have to go some
to win
Lee McClung who fit the oarly nineties
was regarded as the beet football player
Iu the Tnited Rfcaies aivfl jwho is I still
regarded by Tale IJsene of the brightest
stard that ever shoira on the New Haven
gridiron ha lteii appointed treasurer of
tl h > United itutts guoreeding Charles H
rTt Vr vi lung time he was treasurr
of the Yale corporation
There will be no KarpYokel wrestling matchat least under present con
Last night Stanley Karp met with M R Yokel and the Y X C A
committee which has charge of Yokels professional matches The commit
tee is composed of R B Ilarknesa M S Duffield and Ellwood 8 Brown
general secretary of physical instruction at the association
The meeting had been called to arrange the match between the two
i men following popular demand for a meeting between the two on the mat
Negotiations stopped short however
when Karp objected to the two ant
I named conditions that the Y M C
A committee should promote and han
d e the match and that the men were
to wrestle for a stipulated per Mitt
of the gross gate receipts win lose
or draw
In his objections Karp stood firm
his position being that an amateur as
sociation had no business handling a
professional wrestling bout He had
no other objections to the terms
Inasmuch as the position of the
Y M C A in regard to the matches
of its wrestling InstruCtor nave Deen
construed in various lights the state
ment of the case by Mr Brown the
secretary of the physical department
is needed to clear the situation Last
night Mr Brown said
Y M C A Position
That being the case we felt that it
it goes out of its line to handle pro
fesslonal wrestling bouts Proiesviou
alism has no place in its work and
there are few cases to act upon as
precedent Here however we are
forced to meet a condition and we can
meet it only in a way that will give
protection both to the Y M C A
the friends of the association and to
Mr Yokel
The Salt Lake association is not able
financially to pay Mr Yokel the salary
that would be needed to fully compen
sate him for the work and time he gives
to the association His work is of a
very high order ad he brings many
men to the association to take part in
his line of work
That being the case we felt that It
was no more than right that he be al
lowed to use his ability as a wrestler I
to make up in outside matches a reas
onable salary Accordingly he has been
allowed two professional matches a
year The conditions were that the as
sociation handle the matches and do
all In its power to eliminate the fac
tors that make professional wrestling
so accessible to socalled faking
On these grounds alone would the
directors and friends of the associa
tion consent to the agreement The
agreement as drawn up was satisfac
tory to Mr Yokel and he has always
shown a willingness to live up to
them The proposition advanced Mr
Karp was the same that any other
man would have received To us it
looks as if Mr Karp Is not over anx
ious to meet Mr Yokel
Geldel Sent For
We wired last night to Paul GeideL
wrestling instructor of the Chicago
Athletic club one of the nest iiuwn
welterweight in the game offering
him the same terms as we did Mr
We intend to get at least two good
matches for Mr Yokel and give his
friends and the people generally
a chance to see him in action In no
way Is the Y M C A interested in
the financial returns of the matches
the entire net proceeds to be spIlt
betwen the men As we are running
the game for Yokel and It is he who
has built up the wrestling game in
Utah to a great extent we insist that
he gets the larger percentage of the
receipts In every instance the men
are to know what per cent they are
wrestling for win or lose
After Karps well known efforts to
laud a match with Yokel it will be a
surprise to learn that he will not 4Iie
cept the terms offered He saM how
ever that he would like to meet Yo
kel providing the Y M C A did not
handle the match
New York Dec 2 The men who ride in the sixday bike race at Madison
Square Garden have paired as follows
French team I eun Georget France Emil Georget France
Italian teamGiavonna Cunlolo Italy Kmilio Carapeczi Italy
BritishFrench teamReginald Shirley London Achilla Germain France
BostonBuffalo teamPatrick Logan Ireland Boston Walter Bardgett Buf
DanishItalian teamNorman Anderson Copenhagen Carlo Vanonl Italy
Mormon teamIver Lawson Salt Lake City Walter Demara Salt Lake City
IrishAmerican teamFrank Galvin New York City Patrick Keegan Ireland
Lowell Mass
Native Son teamAlfred Ilatotead San Francisco Perdy O Lawrence Han
Farmer teamW E Mitten Davenport la Fred G West San Francisco
Little old New York team Eddie Root New York Joe Fogter National A C
GermanHolland team Walter Butt Germany Johan Stol Holland
International teamFloyd MacFarland San Jose Cal Jack Clark Melbourne
Australia I
DixieYankee teamBobby Walthour Atlanta Ga Elmer Collins Boston
Australian teamE A Pye Australia Patrick OSuUivan HeMr New Zea
land 5
BostonBrooklyn teamFred Hill Boston Charles Stein Brooklyn
New YorkNew Jersey teamGeorge Cameron I A A C New York Floyd
Krebs Newark
Messenger boy teamGeorge Wily Syracuse N Y Peter Drobach Boston
Chicago Dec 2When President Mur
phy of the Chicago National league club
J D OBrien chief executive of he
American association and Johnny Fay
bookmaker gathered in Cincinnati Tues
day afternoon something more than idle
baseball talk served Jo enliven the oc
casion according to reports circulated
here yesterday Steps were taken it is
said to put Murphy in control of the Min
neapolis American association club with
Fay an manager and the team subse
quently to serve as the farming grounds
for surplus Chicago National league tal
ent I
In past seasons President Comtekey of
the Chicago American league club has
shipped his extra material to Minneapolis
for seasoning purposes but Mike Can
tillon of the Minneapolis club is con
templating a change to another field and
Murphy learning of the fact is said to
have made strong overtures for the con
trol of the club Thats the story here
as regards that journey to Cincinnati
Kansas City De 2 Owing to the death
of Fighting Dick Hylands mother in San
Francisco tonight the tenround bout
between Hyland and Cyclone Johnny
Thmns scheduled for eeembrr 13 has
b n 1 piistpounl I Tlie fight will probably
tak u io enilii r J II Hylund was
prpann 1 > I ike i u train fIT this city
when his mother died
Chicago Dec 2President Johnson of
the American league last night declared
there was no truth in the report that six
club owners in his circuit favored a
schedule of lr8 games He said the whole
league was opposed to lengthening the
schedule furthermore that it would not
stand for any change except one provid
ing for less games than are played at
He believes the National league wants
the longer season but it would be almost
impossible of course for the change to
be made by one organization and not the
A spectator at the WolgastPowell
fight says about the winners chances
with Nelson
Whether Wolgast would have a
chance with Nelson is doubtful in a
longdistance tight The German would
have to show more punch than he did
against Powell A close observer could
eee that he was tired at times from
the pace lie had been tiaellng and if
he couMnt knock inwfil out in o t
rounds the J > ural > Ie Itaue uniess lie
lias gone hack xv fuiiy J5t tJ I
on top at the finish
> >
Continued from page 1 part 1
growth of the city and as Mr Rickard
saysIts up to Salt Lake
Three Million Dollars
If the contest is held here it means that
fa000000 will be spent in Salt Lake dur
ing the first week in July On the other
hand if Salt Lake does not want the con
test it means that the ROOUQUO will be
spent in Ely or San Francisco That
J3OuO000 sounds like a lot of money but
the lowest estimate of the attendance is
30090 and it may go 10000 better and
an estimate of 100 each would not be a
bit more than would be spent by the
average visitor during his stay in Salt
Lake Some city is going to get this
money and we might as well have it as to
pass it on to Ely or San Francisco
The actual money spent in Salt Lake
by the visitors attracted by the contest
would be of little consequence as com
pared with the advertisement that will
come to the city if the contest is held
here for Salt Lake will be the talk of
the world and our place on the map will
be prominently and favorably marked
wherever newspaper are published
With me in the effort to get the con
test for Salt Lake are the most promi
nent business men and Investors in the
city who believe in the advertisement of
Salt Lake by every legitimate and bene
ficial means Some of us may not care
enough about boxing contents to see the
bout if it does come here but we are
interested in the city enough to put up
our money and influence in that direc
tion and our opinion that the bout would
be a good thing for Salt Lake is backed
by 104000 in good money If the peo
ple of Salt Lake dont want It we will
pass it on to San Francisco and Ely and
try to forget it
One feature of the tentative plans
that must be changed if the bout takes
place in Salt Lake is that it must not
be on the Fourth of July On that day
there will be the usual program of cele
bration and there will be special attrac
tions at all the resorts that should not
be interfered with and the fight will
have to be just before or just after the
Salt Lake Has Chance
Mr Wey received a telegram from Tex
Rickard yesterday morning which said
Myself and Gleason got the fight for
Salt Lake San Francisco or Ely
To this Mr Wey replied asking for an
explanation as to whether Salt Lake
was first choice telling Rickard to send
his definite answer to The Herald Re
publican The reply as shown in these
columns says that Salt Lake has first
call on the priM for which a dosen big
cities of the United States Europe
Australia and New Zealand have been
striving and it adds that it is up to
Salt Lake
Joseph E Ray of Fillmore a prominent
mining man and in his younger days
an enthusiastic athlete said last night
that If the bout is held In Salt Lake it
will be the best advertisement that the
city has had in its history That match
will not hurt Salt Lake or Utah In any
way he said We have 3000000 to
gain an J nothing to lose by allowing the
JeffriesJohnson contest to be pulled off
here It is simply a case of two men who
are probably the best specimens of phy
sical manhood on earth meeting to set
tle the question of their physical l
and endurance and bringing with them
90000 or 40000 men who will spend a few
days and a few hundred thousand dollars
while they are here
Speculation as to where the fight would
take place should it come to Salt Lake
was the chief topic of conversation among
the interested ones last night Salt Pal
ace Saltair and Walkers field have been
considered by the fang but those who
will be in charge of the affair have mad
no decision as to the location of the
Wins the Right to Meet Demareit for
Worlds Championship 182
Balkline Billiards
New York Dec IGeorge Sutton of
Chicago by defeating Harry P Cline
of Philadelphia tonight won the right
to content tomorrow with Calvin Dem
areat also of Chicago for the world
championship of 1S2 balk line billiards
Sutton won by 680 to 480 in the thir
tieth inning dine played a plucky wit
bill game His final cluster of seventy
three was a brilliant piece of work and
until it ended abruptly with a difficult
single cushion carom it looked as if
he might run out the game
The score
Sutton 45 23 22 0 39 6 78 IS
7 58 8 40 15 14 2 13 37 1C a
o 0 8 0 6 3 0 0 12 4 t6ot
Average 16 2030 high runs 78
liS 46
CllneO 39 4 20 18 2 7 15 14
2 9 8 1 44 70 26 01 It
18 0 2 0 2 65 16 6 73480 Av
erage 16 High runs 73 67 8t
RefereeJohn J McGraw
There was much disappointment among
the members of the Utah football team
Thursday morning when the announce
ment was made that the trip to Cedar
City had been called off on account of
the storm The members of the squad
had lived for several days in anticipa
tion of the trip Coach Joe Maddock
stated Thursday afternoon that as the
trip would call for a long ride on the
stage and that the men would be In no I
physical condition to play he did not
think the trip would be advisable I
Chicago Dec 2Seven major league
baseball players left tonight for Cuba
to play in an American team in a series
of games with teams at Havana The
players were Mordecal Brawn pitcher
Chicago Nationals Addle Joss pitcher
Cleveland Americans James Archer
catcher Chicago Nationals Sherwood
Magee outfielder Philadelphia Nation
als Fred Merkle first baseman New
York Nationals J Levilelt outfielder
Washington Americans Herman
Schaefer second baseman Washington
Americans The rest of the team will I
be picked Uponhetrip south
II W Ansell secretary of the Ensign
soccer football team hay called u jra
tlee for Saturday at 20 p rn at tlip
Eighteenth ward square First avei 1
A street All soccer football players ttju
asked to turn out and get in shape
Continued from pall 1 part 1
up and signed there tomorrow It is
believed the fight will represent more
cash than any other fight in the history
of the ring
Thomas J McCarey of Los Angeles
whose bid was considered highest by
many made a came race for his Pacific
Athletic club but his cause was with
out hope James Coftroth by virtue of
his control of the two basic patents ou
moving pictures had decreed against
McCarey and his ally Eddie Graney of
San Francisco and the fight was given
to Oleason and Rickard who sporting
men say may have an understanding
with Coffroth surmise strengthened
by the fact that Gleason and Coffroth
have shared one bid in the past
McCarey and Graney estimate tha
the net value of the moving pictures
will be at leaat 200000 and may bo
worth 400000 Rickard and Gleason
declined to estimate
After Lou Houseman of Chicago a
ma ter of ceremonies had called the
meeting to order in a hotel at Hoboken
Sam Berger Jeffries manager an
nounced that his principal had decided
for Rickard and Gleason George Lit
tle representing Johnson made a sim
ilar announcement and Stakeholder
Bob Murphy was about to declare the
matter settled when McCarey rose to
insist on reading the Rickard bid in an
effort to show that It was not the best
A Protect Is PlIed
I was induced to com across the
continent protested McCarey by the
representation that everything was to
be abcve board here I find it other
wise If my bid Is not the best then
Eddie Graneys is Graneys bid
amounts including pictures to 27500u
to the fighters
Well Ive been in this fight business
longer than you have spoke up Glea
son and was about to continue when
McCare Jumped tp his feet and hurled
his wallet acrou the toot table co
Theres at least WO that you
But Ive had bigger fights persist
ed Gleason
Ill bet my pile you havent shouted
Lou Houseman Quieted the argument
but there was more wrangling before
Berger announced decisively that Jef
fries would not change his verdict Lit
tle made a similar announcement for
Johnson and Stakeholder Murphy de
clared the award to Rickard and Glea
At Gleasons suggestion the final I
signing of the article was postponed
until tomorrow at 11 oclock when law
yers will clinch the last technicalities
Losing Bidder Gets sympathy
General sympathy was expressed for
McCarey He had prejudiced his rather
delicate health by a crosscountry trip
In the expectation of getting the flgnt
Rickard assured him ae a sop to his cha
grin that a special ringside box should
be built for him and his friends
The guaranteed purse for this fight id
the largest ever offered but sporting
men believed the moving pictures will
net even more An indication of their
value is to be seen In the fact that
Houseman who handled the Illinois
rights to the CorbettFltzsimmons fight
pictures and paid 104000 to Dan Stuart
as the promoters percentage for them
still realized handsomely on hIs in
vestment Houseman is principal bid
der for the Illinois and New York right
for the pictures of the coming fight
John L Sullivan was mentioned in the
gossip today as posible referee but ha
was not seen at headquarters John L
has been on the water wagon ao long a
volunteer explained that he will not
permit himself to be tempted For thl t
reason he has not been around
No one believes that Sullivan will be
selected as referee His age and bulk I I
are his only handicap but they are suf
ficient The referee may be chosen to
morrow when the final articles are
signed but it is considered likely that
Jeffries Johnson and the promoters all
of whom have an equal voice will take
plenty of time before selecting so im
portant an official
Fricce e ms Con idnt
Ban Francisco Dec IA sporting
man here received private advlces from
the scene of the opening of the bids for
the JeffriesJohnson fight the convic
tion grew that James W Coflroth is th
man actually behind the offer made by
Tex Rickard of Ely Nev and John
J Gleason of this city Instead of being
depressed by the news from New Yorh
the close associates of Coffroth were
elated when they heard how the matt r
had been decided
It is well known that since his con
nection with the socalled tight
trust during the SchmitzRuef regime
Coffroth has been unable to secure a
permit to conduct a fight within the city
limits of San Francisco and for this
reason he constructed his Sunshine
arena over the line in San Mateo coun
ty Until lately Coffroth was on good
terms with the supervisors of that
county but some friction developed
when he made his last application for
a permit and It Is not believed that his
troubles in that direction have been
patched up
For these reasons sporting men here
content that while Coffroth will remain
the power behind the throne In the
coming fight his name will not appea
as being directly connected with the af
It is no longer a secret that a strong
effort will be made to have the incom
ing administration repeal the ordinance
which forbids the holding of fights of
more than twenty rounds duration In
this city and It is figured that there
will be little trouble in doing this if Cof
froths name is not too prominent
It is said here that before going eat
Coffroth had practically secured pledges
for the sale rf 100000 worth of ticket
to the fisrht providing the battle is held
within thf rity limits
Boston Dec 2An offer for the pro
posed fight between Jiuk Jninson te >
Kirel champion KIL Sim larsrford < of
this Iity vus reiti l u t > ir i from
Ivjgn < lrr if Loin vh t cUif9 that
< rdli til iex is 0 Jit i gnt of
Uio cstnuitiLd gr io t i I t sr 50000
Langrord posted 110000 forfeit last week
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