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THE HERALDREPUBLICAN SALT LAKE CITY UTAH MONDAY DECEMBER 27 1909 7
s What in Sports The Sporting Authority
I All the Time FITZ IS GAME BUT TOO OLD TO FIGHT Trfl
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Bob Fitzsimmons veteran who fought gamely against youth and strength
FITZSIMMONS KNOCKED OUT BY
BILL LANfi IN TWELFTH ROUND
Sydney N S W Dec 27Bill lang the Australian heavyweight
knocked out Bob Fdtzsimmons in the twelfth round of their fight at Rush
Cutters Bay stadium today The fight was evenly contested up to the
last rou d when Lang forced Fitzsiramons to the ropes knocking him
down with a righthand blow to the jaw and when he arose sent him to
the floor senseless with a righthand uppercut
Fitzsimmons had not appeared in the
ring in Australia since he left here for tile
nited States many years ago and when
j imbed I through the ropes today he I
WlS given an enthusiastic reception The I
vteran looked to be in splendid condi
ti > n after his long period of preparation
The fighht opened rather tamely Lang
towlng i nib extreme nervousness He
xis frequently hooted for holding in the
UK lies and frequently butting his op
ponent and refusing to break clean Flu
simmons on the contrary fought cleanly
mil quickly became the favorite with the
rwlI
As the fight progressed Lang acquired
confidence and forced the pace but Fitz
Minnions cleverly evaded his rushes and
Jmiuently l landed clean blows on the face
iiiJ 1 body In a hot rally in the eleventh
i ound Fltaaimraons cut Langs right eye
s uly with a lefthand punch
Wnen the twelfth and last round
opened Lang rushed Fitssimmons
through the ropes and floored him with a
righthand swing
FItz Groggy
Fitxsimmons took the count of nine and
rose groggy Lang was at him fiercely
as soon as he regained his feet battering
the tottering veteran about the ring He
forced Flu against the ropes and with a
hard right uppercut on the Jaw sent him
down and out
Lang was a strong favorite In the bet
ting at odds of 1 to 2 Hisweight was
announced at 188 pounds while Fitzsim
mona gave his as 15S pounda Fitzsim
mons is 46 and Lang 27 years old Arthur
Scott was the referee The weather was
wirm Twelve thousand spectators wit
nessed the fight
Lang holds the heavyweight title of
Australia having won it by knocking out
Bill Squires his fellow countryman on
October 25
The purse was 12500 divided on a W
and 40 per cent basis
FUuimmons bad been training hard
and he was somewhat still and slow from
having been so long out of the ring
0 JUST TWO RED SOX PLAYERS CLIMB
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BATTING LADDER TO GET BONUS
Boston Dec HAt the beginning of
the 1909 season Owner John I Taylor
u f the Boston American league team
mol < le a unique offer to hte players
B cause of a desire to stimulate bat
ting he promised to add 500 extra to
t players salary who hit 300 or bet
ter for the season Whether or not the
plan was > a goud one is a question but
behind the scheme is an interesting
story
The only two men who made John I
Taylor come across with the bonus
wre Third Baseman Harry Lord and I
outfielder Tris Speaker Lord managed
tj roll up a swat record of 311 for the
> iar while Speaker fell two points be
Jow J the high water mark of the bril
jmt third baseman Jake Stahl Harry
titssler and Catcher Bill Carrigan and
Infielder Gardner were the unlucky
members of the Red Sox
Bill Carrigan lost his 500 simply be
t ause he lacked one measly single Bill
v urlted in ninetyfour games was at
hut 280 times and made eightythree
hits for an average of 2X Had Bill
Lurded eightyfour hits for the season
ins record would have been an even 300
which would have made it necessary for
John I to come across
Jake Stahl played in twentyseven
games was at bat 127 times and
cracked out 128 hits which gave Jake
a record of 284 for the season just six
points shy of the mark Had Jake made
three more hits during the year his
slug total would have been just a trifle
over 300
Doc Qessler was hitting well over
300 something like 317 when Boston
sold him to Washington When the i
trade was made Gcsaler didnt know
whether it let him out of sharing In the
profits Since the close of the season
he has failed to get any check from
John I so Gesaler hag decided there
is nothing doing for him in the bonus
lineWhen
When the offer was made it was stip
ulated that a player must take part In
over twenty games to share in the
bonus money Infielder Gardner was
shy In two respects He worked in
nineteen games one shy of the required
number was at bat thirtyseven times
and made eleven hits for an average of
297 just one hit shy of getting into
the 300 class
SIGNAl CORPS fiVE
HAS BUSY SCHEDUlE
I TIlt next game on the schedule between
flc 1 National Guard and the regulars of
Frt Douglas sill be played Tuesday
night at th armory between the Signal
irps and H company of the Fifteenth
riiiiitry i Much interest is being taken
in the game both by the guardsmen and
tn regulars as each team has won one
ti ime and the contest this week will set
t I > the superiority between them In the
fui game the fort five won by a score
of 14 to 12 and the second game went to
the Signal Corps by a score of 30 to 21
The Signal Corps team has won from
neariy every other team at Fort Douglas
with the exception of I company which
put it On the guardsmen to the tune of
18 to 16 last Tuesday night in the second
game of a double header The guard team
defeated B company 39 to 17 In the first
gamethe second victory for the corps
over B companyand in the second game
the I company team barely won out The
second game between these two teams
will likely be played a week from Tues
day night I
The Signal Corps is now trying to ar
range a game with f company at Mantl
and other games will also be scheduled
Tuesday night the Signal Corps will I
have a match shoot with C company of
the National Guard in the armory shoot
ing with 22caliber rifles at 50 feet The
shooters of the corps will have a tryout
at noon today In the armory I
RIOT ENDS ORIENTAL BALL CAME
San Francisco Dec 26Three Japanese football players were in
jured today in a freeforall fight which followed the second annual con
test between the Chinese Imperial eleven and the Japanese Fuji team
playing the American game All of the players and many of the Oriental
spectators joined in the fight and hostilities were continued until a riot
call summoned a squad of police to the grounds
On of the injured T Oaki suffered a
ible fracture of the skull and Y
Kiwanura was treated at the hospital
ir fin gashes made with some sharp in
u iimeiit and numerous bruises and con
1isions One other Japanese player was
hhehtly hurt
The game resulted in a victory for the
Japanese team by a score of 10 to 0 The
Chinese players took the ball from the
field Following the occidental custom
the Japanese believed they had won pos
session of the ball by winning the game
and set out to recapture it A fight fol
lowed which waged all over the field
Umbrellas sticks stones and knives were
brought Into play and when the police
arrived three of the Japanese were down
MORE RECORDS fAll BEfORE OlDfiElDS BENZ
Ios Angeles Dec 26 Barney Oldfleld established a new worlds record for
fifteen mile on a circular track today at Ascot Park Driving his 126horsepower
flenz racer Oldfield went against the record of 1357 made by Ralph DePalma In
kI 1 Fiat Cyclone at Grand Rapids Mich and succeeded in clipping 14 46 seconds
11 om the former rptord Oldfields time for the fifteen miles was 1348 15 His
laatcst mil ni u > seconds The fas test mile made today was done la Old
fields try fyi Ill noiiUs mile record flying start in which he failed to set a
neW mark H t ifl WS < I M JJ 5 eionds
Oldfiekl wil1lr in th < 1T1Lk T nta L n Kerschfr Urivng
a Darraeq L > > tu > g 4 u
SHARKEYSAYS JEff 1
IS BIG BlACK BEAR
Only One Like Him in Century and
Johnson Sure to Meet
Defeat
New York Dec aTom Sharkejf says
its a hard matter to try to dope out a
fight seven months before the men climb
into the ring but looking over the situa
tion of the Battle of the Century he feele
confident that Jim Jeffries will collect the
large end of the purse when he meets
Jack Johnson on July 4
Now before 1 go any further he said
today I want to say that I am looking
at this great contest from the outside
It Is only natural that I should hope that
Jeffries wins the battle if only to have
the titie remain in the white mans class
Many may shriek that there should be no
color line In the fighting game but there
is and always will be as long as we are
on this earth This does not mean that
I am knocking Johnson If there was
ever a colored man that was really white
Johnson Is the man If he had been born
light Instead of blackwell there might
have been a different story I have met
both fighters time and time again and
want to go on record as saying that 1
claim that I consider the pair two clever
men in the ring and outside of the
squared circle they are men that are
worth knowing
There Is one wall that has never
stopped since Jim Jeffries signed up for
the battle The croakers have chirped
without drawing a long breath Jeffries
will have to get back his wind Thats
the best joke I ever heard since Joe Mil
ler stopped kidding the public One would
think Jim Jeffries was an ordinary mor
tal Let me tell you a thing or two Jim
Jeffries is a fighter that Is produced once
in a century He is composed of tough
fibers incased in a bulk that is almost
unnatural
With all respects to Jeff he is like a
big black bear weighing a ton full of
ginger and aching for a fight And they
ask How about his wind That is the
best joke of the year If he has no trou
ble with his wind there will be no fight
Instead the coroner will have a job on
his hands trying to find out what killed
a tall wiry colored man As long as you
asked me I want to give the Inside
dope on this fight and you can bet the
family jewels that Tom Sharkey knows
what he is saying Let Jim Jeffries en
ter the ring onehalf fitremember half
fltas the day he met me at Coney Isl
and ten years ago and he will win in a
canter
cantermm TO SPEND
WINTER ON COAST
Log Angeles Dec 26 Jimmy McAleer
the new manager of the Washington team I
of the American league accompanied by
his wife is on his way to this city from
the east via Seattle and Is expected to
arrive about January 1 He is coming on
a visit to his brothers Owen and Tom
McAleer and is to be the guest of
Brother Tom at 723 Kensington road
In February Jimmy is to start for Nor
folk Va where the Senators are to train
and he will probably take his California
players with him He was here seventeen
years ago and will be unprepared for the
many changes that have been made in the
city since then
McAleer is considered to have been the
greatest outfielder the game of baseball
has ever seen although he was only an
ordinary batter He played his greatest
ball with the Cleveland Spiders wheil
that team was in the old National league
He learned his lessons under Patsy Te
beau and was on the team with such
men as Ed McKean McGarr Young
Cuppy Zimmer and others
When the American league was formed
in 1900 McAleer was chosen manager of
the St Louis Browns and continued In
that position for eight years He has
signed a contract to manage the Wash
ington team of the same league the corn
ing season
MANHATTAN BOUTS AT
NEW QUARTERS TONIGHT
Despite the move to the new quar
ters 117 Plerpont street across from
the National Guard armory the Man
nattan club expects the usual big crowd
at its boxing card tonight With a bat
tle royal to top off the fun and four
fast goes on the regular program the
card is a good one
Many of the boys have been boxing
with Pete Sullivan and his training
methods have started a lot of amateurs
down to hard work just for the fun of
the thing With three of the four bouts
in the bantam and featherweight class
the card has plenty of speed and the
boys are known to be both fast and
clever
Joe Burns who is to referee the battle
royal says that he has five live oneb
who have got to show a fast clip in or
der to get a slice of the chicken
The fourround goes will be Ban
tams Hal Selby and Tommy Gethin
and Mickey Sullivan and Young Forbes
featherweight Kid Davis and Frankie
Erne welterweights Kid Williams and
Young Rickard
The goes start at 830 p m
I r At Juarez I I
Juarez Mexico Dec 26An Interesting
card was run off today and the big crowd
split even on the day as three favorites
managed to win Chief Intel it centered
in the handicap at six furlongs won by
the heavily played favorite Early Tide I
Madman made the pace to well into the I
stretch when Early Tide came fast and
won under a hard drive from La Dextra I
with St Dunstan third Summary
First race six furlongs selling Jim
Brady 149 Fisher 8 to 1 won Rustem
98 Benescoten 11 to 5 second Dave
Montgomery 104 J Wilson G to 1 third
Time 118 Good Intent Alva B Round
er and El Perfecto also ran
Second race sir furlongs selling Mau
retania 109 J Wilson 2 to 1 won Bill
Bramble 99 Benescoten 15 to 1 second
Kopek 109 Fisher 6 to 1 third Time
117 J6 Acqula Execute Hannibal Boy
Reuben Playlet Elder Fireball Ardenla
and nk Clancy also ran
Third race six furlongsEarly Tide
106 J Wilson S to 5 won La Dextra
t2 Garner 6 to 1 second St Dunstan
87 Benescoten 12 to 1 third Time
117 25 Madman Bell Wether and En
field also ran
Fourth race seven furlongs selling
S bado 105 < Ceery 7 to 1 wont Plume
97 J Wilson 7 to 2 second Rickey 106
Benescoten 4 to 1 1 third Time 13 45
Proteus Capt Burnett Mtsprisclon Coat
cutter Little Sloe Deuce Donna Elvira
Pre l8e and Wipnberry also ran
Fifth race five and a half furlongs
selling Force 108 Pickens 16 to 5 won
Anne McGec 102 Goose 7 to 1 second
Patriot 105 Warren 7 to 2 third Time
109 46 Silver Stockings Sevenful Han
nah Louise Stendal and Gerona also
ranSixth race mile selling Banbury 101
Garner M to 1 won Wander 100 Ben
escoten 3 to 1 second Fred Mulhol
land 113 Small 10 to 1 third Time
1 Al 46 Lady Esther Keep Moving and
Sensible also ran
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The ast ad you answer thto
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WRONG HAMLIN
Claiming that being the proud parent
of Clmng football player h was entitled
to have his name in right A 1 Hamlin
of 11S4 Princeton avenue visited the Her
aldRepublican yesterday and said that h
and not Harry J Hamlin was the father
of Herbert Hamlin the George Washing
ton university football player whose pic
ture appeared on the Sunday sporting
pace T correction is gladly made to
that effect
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Jobbers association and national live
stock show Stopovers allowed in both
directions I
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I NATIONAL LEA6UE AVERAfiES I
New York Dec 26 Captain Frank Chance of Chicago leads all National
league first basemen in the official averages for the season of 1909 as an
nounced today With a percentage of 394 for 92 games he is closely followed
by Bransfield of Philadelphia with a percentage of 989 for 138 games
Bridwell of New York with 146 games to his credit and HIM Wagner of
Pittsburg with 136 are tied with 940 per cent in the fieldg averages for
shortstops i
Hummel of Brooklyn played a perfect score in seventeen games as an out
fielder but Captain Clarke of Plttaburg has probably the best average with
152 games played and a percentage of 987 Gibson of ittsburg caught 150
games and had a fielding average of 983
Pittsburg won in club fielding with a score of 964 wt I the following rank
ing as they read Chicago 961 Philadelphia 961 Brookljn 966 New York
964 Cincinnati 952 St Louis 951 and Boston 947
CamnltE of Pittsburg has probably the beat pitching record with torty
one games played and a percentage of 801 Matthewson of New York has the
same average with thirtyseven games played
Following are the official fielding averages of National league players who
participated in fifteen or more championship games during the season of 1KB
first five given
FIRST BASEMEN
Name and Club O PO A B TC PC
Chance Chicago 92 901 40 6 947 994
Bransfield Philadelphia 138 1377 89 16 1482 989
Stem Boston 68 456 12 8 728 989
Autrey BostonCincinnati 56 684 45 8 737 989
SECOND BASEMEN
Shean PhiladelphiaBoston 86 288 Ml 18 446 M
J B Miller Pltt burg 15O2Im m 34 720 MS
Egan Cincinnati 118 271 34 681 950
Hummel Brooklyn 38 01 M 9 181 950
Zimmerman Chicago 31 01 15 T 128 945
THIRD BASEMEN
Storke PittaburgSt Louis If H T 1 SI M4
Lennox Brooklyn lit W tH 11 SM Ml
Grant Philadelphia 164 52 ttt B SIC 957
Mowrey CmclnnatiSt Louis M M M I 511 948
Steinfeldt Chicago Id 181 91 Ii 613 Ml
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SHORTSTOPS
Abbaticchio Pittsburg 11 B 4 111 MS
Storke St Louis 44 M JB M 2 951
Sweeney Boston M N M I 158 MS
Bridwell New York 141 m 4ft 46 758 940
Wagner Pittsburg IM S44 St 49 Ml 141
OUTFIELDERS
Hummel Brooklyn 11 U J I K 10M
A C Downey Brooklyn US t 0 ft 1000
Deinlnger Philadelphia 4j 0 S 1 K 989
Clarke Pittsburg IB M IT I M4 987
Joe Delehanty St Louis M IM S Sill MS
CATCHERS
Name and Club Q PO A K TC PB PC
A Wilson New York IT B 11 1 01 1 MS
Gibson Pittsburg IfiB M Itt 1C Ml 10 MS
McLean Cincinnati 95 Ill 111 H 5M 14 178
Bergen Brooklyn lit 4M SM II M Im
Moran Chicago 74 181 17 191 Im
CLUB FIELDING
Pittsburg 154 4SOS 1930 SM MM 10 M4
Chicago 165 MIl 1957 BM MS 7111
Philadelphia 154 SMS 1977 241 BW H Ml
Brooklyn IBS Mil 1M4 SSS BIT S JH
New York 1ST 4SM MM SOT M7I 1 JM
Cincinnati 1 4801 135 300 6445 1 J5S
St Louis 164 4118 2088 MS MM 9 961
Boston 155 3998 1975 s MIS 1 1
PITCHERS RECORDS
Record o those who have pitched I n fifteen or more games fielding an
games won and lost arranged according to percentage of victories over 500 p e
P T Field H B S W T SR
Name and Club G O A JL C PC B B O P G O W L P
Leever Pittsburg 1 0 M 0 M 1000 4 1 2 0 0 0 8 1 8
H Camnltz Pittsburr 41 IMS 74 171 7 M 133 1 0 IM I 8
Mathewson New Tork 17 1IM4119 908 OM149 4 2 125 I 8
Adams Pittsburg S 1SS3S7 9 I I K 1 0 I 1 I 900
M Brown Chicago M 1 I S104 1 7 511 9 1 8 f 9 760
Higginbotham St LChlcao32 417323870312340008 2750
Pfiester Chicago M 8 89 S 7 974 5 49 7 3 1 5 17 I 719
Phlillppl Pittsburg 1 I Z 0 I 1000 4 14 I 2 C 1 8 I 727
Leifteld Pittsburg 1 653S 5 KZ6544lld219 S 704
Kroh Chicago 17 137144 9771305100294892
Willis Pittsburg a K 1 5101 963 4 a 9 4 1 4 I 1 667
Reulbach Chicago M 1 1 111 966 1 1 10 4 0 I 19 10 656
Overall Chicago M IS V 3 84 994 8 8 205 1 4 9 20 11 846
Wiitse New York 1 10271 ITS I 61 111 4 4 4 20 11 W
Oaspar Cincinnati 41 S I S 1 951 I 1 I 3 1 4 19 1 6
Maddox Pittsburg 31 85420 968 1 39 I 2 0 4 1 a 1
Corridon Philadelphia ST S 70 4 8 961 6 1 01 4 C 3 1 7 611
Earl Moore Philadelphia M U 1 I 7 914 1108 ITS 4 4 4 1 U 000
Ames New Phiaelpi 1 1 M 1119 923 4 8 111 13 2 3 15 10 000
Raymond New York J SMIMI 911 6 I in 9 0 31811OHO
Crandall New York M I 39 3 5 Ml 3 S3 1 1 10 I 4000
Fromme Cincinnati 1 TMSVM I N 3101 IM 5 9 41913514
W D Scanlan Brooklyn 1 OM1S4 171 46572 4 4 S 8 7 583
Moren Philadelphia 40 S 48 5 59 915 4 M IM I 1 1 16 1 616
Bell Phiadelphia M 1 8 I W 938 4 7 M 3 I I II 1 1516
Higgins St Louis 16 4 M 0 I 1000 1 17 16 3 0 I 3 3 500
Richie PhiladelphiaBoston a 8 1 4 43 907 36163 3 1 2 8 8500
Pitched only two complete games
ST YES WINS RACE
BY fEW fEET ONlY
Seattle Wash D atHenrl St
Yves Marathon champion of the world
defeated John March Canadian champion
pion by a yard in a 15mile match race
here this afternoon St Yvea time was
13847 45 During the last mile the run
three ners were feet never separated by more than
MICHIGAN HAS SEVEN I
TRACK TEAM VETERANS
Detroit Dec 25 There are seven men
in the University of Michigan who have
the varsity letter for their track ath
letic performances a strong squad with
which to begin to build up a team Jo
Homer the weight man won his letter
in the intercollegiate games last spring
and h has been working hard with the
shot and the discus this autumn He is
looked on as especially likely to do
things this season and Michigan
wouldnt be surprised if he made it
surprs
pretty hard for Pete Little of Harvard
to retain his title as Intercollegiate
champion To back up Horner there Is
Benbrook the football player who has
been improving right along in the
weights He is likely to turn out a
formidaM hammer thrower the Wol
verines think
The track veterans are Craig May
West Tower Bohnsack and Leger
Craig is the man who gave Foster of
Harvard such a run in the 100yard final
at Cambridge He is 0 I good low
hurdler and I depends entirely upon
which event he chooses to stick to how
great his prominence in the next inter
collegiate meet will b A great many
folks think he will b the sprinter of
dashes the year i he devotes his time to the
TO MEET KETCHEL OR
JUMP ROPE HIS WISH
Jim Murphy known to fame a the
champion rope jumper of the world
champion 55pound hammer swinger of
the world according to numerous clip
pings and now an aspirant to meet Stan
ley Ketchel as a preliminary for the Jef
frle Johnson fight or before arrived in
the city yesterday from Butte Mont
Murphy has telegrams from Ketehel in
which the Assassin agreed to meet him at
Butte December 15 in a fourround ex
hibition benefit The date fell through
however as the theatre could not be secured
cured
cur
At any rate Murphy says that he wants
to meet Ketchel I he cant get a fight
he wishes to challenge any rope jumper
or 55pound hammer swinger He jumps
rope per the following schedule 100
jumps in 25 seconds 1000 in six minutes
2000 in 1 minutes 3000 In 30 minutes 4000
in Z minutes an 5000 jumps In 1 min
utes He also agrees to jump three hours
running providing the side bet is large
enough On his rope jumping schedule
he will also wager any reasonable amount
ABOLISH HUNTING
+ Boston Mass Dee 25WIth +
+ the close of the big gam season 4
co
4 It is found that the cost of the 4
4 chase has been thirtyfour lives 4
H Twentythree persons were killed <
by being mistaken for deer or by 4
the accidental or careless di
charge of firearms in Maine New 4
Hampshire Vermont and Mass +
chusetts and three in the Cana +
dian provinces of New Brunswick +
i and Nova Scotia Contrlbutary 4
causes added eight more deaths 4
4 Among the score or more known +
+ to have been seriously Injured 4
+ five are not expected to recover
f two will lose their sight and half i i
4 a dozen more will remain maimed
+ for life Maine as usual leads
+ in the number of victims four 4
+ teen persons having been sacri t
+ ficed to the chase In that state
44444444 +
+ t
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UNIVERSITY STUDENTS START CHEERS
WHICH LANDS TEX ON TOP A TABLE
Rah Rah Rah Rah Rah Rah
Rah R Rah Rickard Rickard
Rickard
I does not read very smooth but tf
you had been at the College Inn Sat
urday night you probably would have
added your Rah to an ovation that
to say the least bore evidence of gen
unineness I was when the smiling fight
promoter led a party of friends in th
cafe after the theatre Hardly had he
passed the door when he was recog
nized and fifty or more college students
started the cheer which was taken up
by every one
Nor did it stop until mounted on a
table In evident surprise at his wel
come he said a few words in response
What he said was the same old story
to which he had stuck since he landed
the fight
I have the fight on a platter and
want to hand it to Salt Lake
That was all but I started the cheer
ing again Tex was more than pleased
at his unlocked for recognition and his
smile was broad all the evening
I was a little side light on the way
he is held in Salt Lake He i making
more friends each day and each day he
is recognized more as a Salt Lake
booster He he wants to keep
boster says kep on
a boosting chance and that things look good for
JOHNSON ClEBRATES WITH HOUSE WARMING
Chicago Dec 21Jack Johnson heavyweight pugilist celebrated here today the
first anniversary of his accession to th e championship title by a housewarming
In the home he has presented to his mother One year ago today Johnson knocked
out Tommy Burns In th fourteenth rou nd of their championship battle at Rush
cutters Bay near Sydney N S W and won the worlds title
The coming fight with Jeffries John son said he van certain would b staged
at San Francisco and he announced that he would pItch his training camp at
Ocean View just outside of San Francisco Johnson also announced that Gun
boat Smith a Pacify coast heavyweight would b one of his training partners
Jans J rt If lwdn1d to b on of J + ffrv training parlr ws in
l < 1 i tdc H IFakted Jeffries w llld lie iiulo trouble in wiralq
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GIVEN A GOOD CHANCEl
II I
Whittier and Samuelson Looked Up I
on as Strong Contestants i Big
Motor Oyole Race
L Angeles D H The second an
nual 100mile motorcycle race which will
be pulled off at the Coliseum motorcycle
track Sixtythird an Main streets next
Sunday January 2 at 110 p m prom
ises t mark tim in the motorcycle
world for 1910
For some time past the managers of this
track have been busy day and night mak
ing every arrangement to make this one
of the most successful and interesting
events In the motorcycle world of the
evet t motrc
Pacific coast I
T headliner will be the 100mile free
forall profeeetonal race tWltb such con
testants as De Rosier the worlds cham
pion Samoelson and Whittier of Salt
Lake City Lingenfekler o Alhambra and
Arthur Mitchell of Newark N J With
this large field o entries and the spirited
rivalry between all th contestants to
wn the big event lovers of the motor
cycle game can feel assured of an excit
ing contest
Whiter the Salt Lake City wonder
I a new rider to tills part o the country
Ha J considered O of the most daring
riders in the world and so far b broke
rer W a
all worlds records for eightlap tracks
and h won nearly all the open profes
sional races since h hat been on the
coast His friends pick him to make a
decisive victory over D Rosier and a
great battle is looked fo between these
two riders as De Rosier has never been
decisively here defeated since h b been
Samuelson of Salt Lake City will b remembered
membered as defeating D Rosier In the
second heat of the match race at the
opening race of the Coliseum meet this
opnlnl rc me
year In last years MOmile race h
m marvelous showing after break
ing a chain and puncturing a tire fin
ishing a close third by riding all around
all the contestants on the final stretch
Last years 100mile race was run In 9
minutes and 55 seconds but much bet
ter time should b made this year as
mOt of the riders are equipped with
faster and more powerful machines I
looks as though the race will be done in
80 minutes and De Rosier his
D ROler says com
petitors will have to do better than this
time to defeat him
CRITIC SAYS HYlAND
fOUGHT BElOW PAR
Otto Floto writing In the Kansas City
Post says that Hylands fight against
Thompson was below p He says
Sometimes we fall to realise how much
importance a knockdown figures I the
mind of th referee when rendering his
decision Yet last night when Johnny
Thompson and Dick Hyland met at the
Hippodrome in their tenround Delsarte
movement i is very probable that Ref
eree Owens would have given Fighting
Dick as good as a draw but for the two
dives he took to the mat I
Outside of that round he held his own
with Thompson and when the end was
announced its a question whether or not
Thompson was as strong as his game lit
tle opponent from the Pacific coast The
pace at which they fought eU its own
tale and while its conceded that Johnny
l something out of the ordinary when it
comes to endurance yet he I only hu
man and must tire himself Especially
1 this true when h is pitted against an
opnet quite as tough a be 1 him
I 1 fartherest from my intention to
take any credit away from Thompson for
his win last night Nor did I ever wax
enthusiastic over Hylands fighting abil
ity But I will vouch for the fact that
Hyland fought worse last night than he
ever did in his life or modifying that I
never saw him fight s bad and I have
seen him in action on numerous occasions
MAROONS IN DEMAND
AS ATHLETIC COACHES
Chicago Dec Twentyone former
Maroon athletes are now engaged as ath
letic directors and coaches according to
the replies sent in to Coach Stag to
queries This number is greater by two
than the largest hitherto which was last
year The list follows
yar E Anderson Morgan Park academy
P H Arbuckle Southwestern univer
sity Georgetown Tex
A H Badenoch Illinois Athletic asso
ciation Chicago Ill
H F Besdek University of Arkansas
Fayetteville Ark
M S Catlln Lawrence Appleton Wta
L De O Tray Wlttenburg college Springfield
Ivan Doeeff L Crosse High school LaCrosse
Crosse WIn
D B Dougherty Iowa college G
nell la
nel
S W Finger Cornell college Mount
Vernon la
llngham C G Flaag Wash North Side Bigs Bet
J B Harper Wabash college Craw
fordsville Ind
C B Herschberger Lake Forest academy
emy Lake Forest D
l L O Iddings Miami university O
C F Kennedy University High school
Chicago I
Mich W S Kennedy Albion college Albion
J P Koehler University of Denver
Denver Colo
1 W Luehring Ripen college Ripen
N A Merriam Agricultural and Me
chanical college College Station Tex
E E Perkins Tacoma High Tacoma
Wash
J M o Sheldon Indiana university
Bloomington Ind
I ABE LABEL CONTINUES
FAST WORK ON COAST
That Abe Label the clever boxer who
appeared in amateur bouts here last
winter is still going some is seen from
the following report from L Angeles
Abe Labels defeat of Jimmy Fitten at
Hollister last Saturday night should
boost the Hebrew scrappers stock with
local promoters far above p I was
one of Labels best fights and the
fighting caliber of Fitten needs no in
troduction t the transbay fan L
bels knockout of the tough Oaklander
leaves no doubt of his cleancut victory
tory There can be no argument from
Oakland over the score
Fitten was knocked out in the seventh
round and for a time I was feared that
Label had seriously injured his
Lbl srIously Injurd oppo
nent The punch which ended the bat
tle was a short righthand cross which
landed flush on Flttens jaw Up to
this stage of the battle Label h out
boxed Fitten and would have won on
points When the crushing blow was
delivered Fitten was rendered uncon
scious for fully fifteen minutes and
pending his recovery the referee with
held his decision
Label Is now in line t meet any of
the 125 or 130pound brigade I One
Round Jack Hogan chooses to turn
professional Label will offer himself
a the stepping stone maybe T
Hebrew scrapper is also willing to bet
Hogan a snug sum on the side and let
the winner take all This def goes
for all others if Hogan Is bent upon
sticking boys to the ranks of the medal
GOOD JOCKEYS SCARCE
W utter Tricks Hurt Develop flood
Kidert o HM 1910 Racing
Will Suffer
New York Dec 28Jockeys for racing
will be a question of importance next
season as it was last there being put
very few who can b termed anywhere
reai firstclass Unless the winter insti
tutions turn out some new material ther >
will b a scarcity of good rider
At present there are about four wor
thy of mention Powers But well Dugan
and Archibald Considering that at least
12 firstclass riders are needed in the east
to make good and consistent racing i
number is too limited
There are about three others who can
be called acceptable Burns Musgrave
and Kederis the latter being the winter
find s far and it may 0 he will turn
out a firstclass jockey after this win
ters experience Beyond these seven the
possibilities are very slim
Kederis is a rider who has elevated
himself from the coal mines to the Bad
die He was discovered at Seattle last
summer While racing was in progress he
applied for a position in a stable and was
8 quick to learn that he soon became
prominent and was in demand He 13 im
proving every day so it is claimed by
those who are capable of judging
Archbald who has been riding for three
or four years is at Juarez but was th >
star rider at Oakland before leaving for
Mexico He has ridden for the latt twc
seasons at Los Angeles and is a capable
jockey He Is in about the same class
as Butwell and hardlyas good as Dugan
and Powers He IB not as tricky as IJu
gan riding fair and square races wifh
out resorting to artifices of the trade HH
will be quite an acquisition to the ranks
in the east next season if a contract can
be procured on hiu services
Musgrave II a middle class rider but
he will np doubt do duty on the Canadian
circuit u a he is engaged by Mr Sea
gram who rarely races in New York until
the Saratoga meeting begins I may D
that Fain and King will develop some
ability during their experience at Jackson
ville Both are lightweights and a winter
will do much for their progress
Considering that there will h much
better horses racing around the local
tracks next season the Jockey question
track one as the fields will b
I
larger and bad riders on good horses
bd go
frequently upset all form and destroy thj
chances of their mounts
OAKLAND ENTRIEI
First race mile and a sixteenth sell
ing 1 Bervicience 112 Marburg U Oi
nate 109 Annie Wells 109 Beaumont W
Chitterlings 109 Argonaut MB Mi Dir
1 i
cho 10 Sir Barry 108 Bold MS Thistle
Belle 105 Ybor 10
Bele 10
Second race mile and threequarters
selling Balronla 109 Redeem lo Juan
10 lngBronla Ketche Sylvia F 101 Rr
berta 103 Alder Gulch 18 Babe Neely s
berta 10
97 Cameo 96 Canopus 1 Sainetta 9
Delmas 94
Third race thtrteenetxteenths mile
sellingOrelio 112 Elmdale 1U St Avon
112 Aftermath 109 Balassde 109 Priceless
Jewel 10 Biskra 109 May Button 10
Burleigh 109 Illusion 109 Velma C 10
Creston 104
Fourth race futurity coarse handicap
Sewell 108 CahlllHUdreth eat Rapid
10
wel 105 Bubbling Water 105 3pohn
10 Fernando 9 Lewlston 98 Binocu
lar 85
Fifth race mile and a sixteenth selling
Mossback 109 Huapala 109 My P < il 1f9
Salina 109 Charley Paine 109 Ouardi
109 Dr Mayer 10 Lady Kitty id La
sell 10 Redwood 10 Roy Jr 10
Whidden 97
Sixth 9 thlrteenslxteenths mile sell
IngCol Jack Ill Gene Russell 109
Maud McG 10 Wise Child 109 Cupr
navaca 109 Edith R 109 Copperfield
109 Andy Davern H Coblesklll hY
Burning Bush 0 Adena 109
JACKSONVILLE ENTRIES
First rare five and a half furlongs
purse Chehalis 111 Martin May 109 Tim
ODonnell 109 Horlcon 112 Briarhis 112
ODonnel 10 Horn Bau
Farrand Cecilian 109 Forty Four 10S
Dan Lihan 112 Jack hale II
Second race fiveeighths mile selling
Cindy 10 Capt Glore 10 Lucetta 10
Kid 110 Lorirner 100 Pboronls 108 Am
Kd 10 10 Porol
oret 112
11 threefourths mile selling
Austin Sturtevant 9 Home Run M
Toll Box 10 Otilo M2 Ed eley 10 EI
Dorado 10 George W Lebolt 107 Ri
alto 111 Robin Grey 98r Sister Phyllis
9 Top Note 10 Night Mist lid San
FlI 10 Little Lighter 10 High Range
107Fourth race mile handicap Joe Rose
W8 Howard Shean 193 Kostrum 115 Dr
Barkley 10 Sir Cleges 111
Fifth race seven furlongs selling
Endymion 10 Grande Dame 107 Pim
pante 10 The Earle 10 Melodion 17
Mary Candlemas 10 Killlekrankie 10
Admonish 10 Sandpiper 10 Doily Lult
man 104 ndppr 10 Druid 107
Hooray 107 Michael Beck 10
Sixth race mile and o o eighth selling
Belteview 101 Court Lady le D Holt
102 Blview Oberon Malediction 112 10 Nethermost
l Obon n

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