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The Call's -
of the Best Sports
Array of Boxing Talent
Gathers in Quest of a
Bout With Squires
R. A. Smyth
Heavy weight fighters seem to be
dropping from the' clouds these days
upon the fight promoters. The roster
Includes the names of Squires. O'Brien,
Burns. Sehreck, Johnson and Kauf-
man. From this array It is not ex
pected that the promoters will experi
ence any difficulty in making a great
International match with Bill Squires
fc.s one of the principals. Until the
Burns-O'Brien match Is a matter of his
tory 1 it will not be known If either of
the men will be in condition to meet
Squires. There are always chances of
injured hands or of strained muscles
which cannot be foreseen before a
There Is alßd a possibility of both
men showing such form that they
would not be a good card In a match
for some" time, v This Is hardly likely
to be the case with these men, as they
represent two widely differing styles
of fighting. O'Brien is essentially a
boxer, while Burns is of the fighting
type which knows no style but that of
going after his man from the start
The chance of meeting Squires is ex
pected to spur them_on to greater ef
forts and It Is likely a definite result
in the shape of a knockout will be ob
Upon the form shown by the men at
their last meeting Burns should be re
turned the winner. To offset this,
O'Brien's friends say that he was in no
condition to fight at that time- His
elbow was In bad shape and it re
quired great gameness on his part to
enter the ring at all. Burns landed a
punishing blow early in the flght and
it was some time before O'Brien re
covered from Its elects. He acquired
a wholesome reg r ( for his opponent's
hitting powers at that time and some
said that it would be impossible to get
him into the ring again. He has set
all these rumors at rest by entering
upon his training vigorously and with
every appearance of confidence in his
ability to take care of himself in the>
The latest word from Los Angeles j
Is to the effect that neither of the prin
cipals In the big match there wants a
v fight with Squires. It is evident that
O'Brien has been shown where there is
raoTf money elsewhere, and possibly
he has been told that me game will be
reopened In this city. Again, O'Brien
may feel that he can dictate his own
! terms for a match with the Australian |
« if he disposes of Tommy Burns on
i Wednesday night. "With this in view
the apparently does not want to tie
' himself up with Coffroth. Should they
j continue to decline the issue it may
; fall to Mike Schreck or Jack Johnson
. to give the visitor his first tryout.
Los Angeles fight fans seem to^jtake
: offenss at Coffroth trying to sign the
principals before their fight In the
! south. They should take this as a com-
as It shows the men are cli
i gible for the championship. It should
-.add interest to the affair to have It
\u25a0known that the -winner can have a
| match \u25a0with the man who has chal
lenged all America,
-Squires has commenced to take box
fing practice, having the gloves on for
[five rounds with Jimmy Britt yesterday
• and a like number of rounds with Bat-
Johnson, the- big heavy weight,
'who has been a. principal In a number
-of four-round fights here recently. Man*
' K.ze.r Reynolds expresses great satis
j faction over the" progress Squires Is
j ir.eklng in. rounding into condition.
I*• • •
i The overdevelopment, of the four
| round fight game I* becoming apparent
;to the men who are in control of It at
| the present ttme. They find it difficult
fto make up attractive cards owing to J
.the number of dubs in. the field-bid
j ding for taJent and the scarcity of first
class boxers. The came old faces are
. seen •week after "week, the names being
'shuffled about In an effort to make. the
fjno6t of the .material available.
The Brooklyn club 1b said "to have
made a bad start In the game. losing
some 1200. 0n its first show. It is i not
believed the- others will show much
profit bo long as fights are presented
: every night in the -week. It has been
J pointed out frequently that two of the
'limited round affairs and one of 20
: rounds each month would be enough to
satisfy the appetites of the most rabid ;
fans, especially as with this number
- attractive programs could be. made
tip by, the matchmakers. , The . clubs
! -would make more money with a -show
•at longer intervals than at present,
land the game would be placed upon a
: better jrtane.
There no haste to give. out
1 permits for the 20- round game, and it
•If likely; thie nam*** of the members at
| the fight trust ' Vlil be . rriissing from
\u25a0the llst'when the.coA'eted sanctions are
I announced. The supervisors eeem un
jable to act In the matter, and refer
I would to the graft prose
'eution when urged to Issue permits.
(Alex Gr«*ggiins seems in line for, some
of the favors which will be dropped^
und he should 'be able to handle * his
shows to the eatisf action of the!spec
ftator* and all concerned. x 4 '-
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Munn Breaks World's School Record in Pole Vault
Wins Challenge Match From
Miles, British Holder
of the Title* '
LONDON, May 4. — Jay Gould of New
York \u25a0won the championship match of
the International 'amateur ten- j
nls tournament "at the Queen's club j
today, defeating Eustace H. Miles,}
holder of the title. Score:; ' 6-4, 3-6,-j
1-6. 6-2, 6-4. j
' In' the last set. when the score was I
5-3, the — American suffered from a
cramp In his arm and the gam© was
stopped for a few moments.- ,-_ *;
The match was as hard fought as
any ever \u25a0w'ltne^sed In England. :Kjc-,
ceptlonal Interest was taken In the
contest, and the court was crowded
.with spectators. }
Miles took the lead In the first set
and reached 4-2, when the. American
rallied and brought the score. up to -4
all and won the set without letting
his opponent score again. . . ,
The hard work showed In Gould's
play In . the second set. Miles mak
ing the score 2-1 ana then 5-1 before >
the American pulled himself/ together, j
Gould won the^ next two games, but
was unable to prevent his opponent
winning the ninth game and the set.
In the third set the British player
again led off. winning the first three
games. Gould won the fourth, but
was unable to further hold Miles, who
took the set. 6-1.
The. fourth set opened with a mag
nificent exhibition of play upon the
part of both players, and the great
est- excitement prevailed. 'Each of
the champions took' a. gamo, # and
Miles then won the third and Gould
the fourth, making the score 2 all.
Playing with splendid precision, the
American won the remaining four
games and the set without allowing
Miles to score again."
' With the match standing at 2' sets
all, the excitement was at "fever heat.
Miles again took the le.ad and won
the first game, but Gould quickly- re
sponded \u25a0: and : _made the score > 1 all.
The players alternated until the score
stood 3 aIL The American then made
It 4-3 and 5-3. Miles took the ninth
game, but Gould won the set, ,6-4,
capturing the match and the title of
j British champion, which is equivalent
to the world's championship.
Twice in, the last set Gould suf
fered from a cramp in his wrist, but
after a few moments' rest he ; was
able to resume. His play at the finish
was the most brilliant of the" match.
He remarked that the match had not
been as hard as he had expected.
As the annual picnic of the --St. An
drew's .society was held yesterday, the
Attendance on, the , Scot.tfsh bowling
preen at. Golden Gate park was un
usually light. The green is not .yet
in tiptop condition and the experts
are bowling below form. The grass is
light and the rinks are lumpy, making
accurate drawing rather difficult.
. Only three games^wcre played yes-
terday, the most interesting being that
between J. M. McDonald . and M. ll
Crowe and John T. Dare and G. C.
Patterson. .The veteran McDonald: was
In great form and proved to be the
star of the four. For. a man morfi.than
15 years of age he bowls remarkably
well. The: score ; was- 21 •to 19.
Crowe, next doubled up with. Andrew
Foreman, another player beyond : the
three. ««core mark, but Da re \u25a0 and . Pat
terson proved .too strong for them. The
score was 21 to IS.
A. A. Me Vicar and,M. L. Crowe won
a closely contested mfttch- f rorh John
McLaren and Dr. J. ; "W." Hamilton. The
ecore-was 21 to "J7. '\u25a0\u25a0'-
BERKELEY, May 4.— The university
coeds . who '\u25a0 make, up; the " 'girls'
fencing clvb v concluded their work for
the year'today "with, a fencing" contest
In Hearst hall, participated In by all
of the "members. Miss Cecil Harrold, a
Junior, won in the; final bout. ? At the
end of the contest an election of officers
was held.' Miss RebaGalvin., a; Junior,
was re-elected business manager,, and
Miss Katherine Hanlon treasurer. A
committee to. draw. up a set of rules and
bylaws was appointed, the members be
ing Cecil Harrold, Lilian .Wright," Hazel
Hogalr.and Sybil Marston. S;
NORFOLK. ' Va.. >lay 4.— The rowing
crew of .the British Phip Argj-lle de
feated the tars from the United States
ship Illinois by five \u25a0 lengths today,
thereby winning the Battenburg cup,
offered . for competition 'by the : navies
of. the world at the Jamestown, exposi
tion. . The : race .• was at three miles
through the; double- line of. American
and foreign'b^Jtieshlps, arid -the, time
war- 28 minutes" for: the British boat
and-29mlnute8ifor. the \u25a0Illinois crew.
bAkLAND.^ May ;4.—The California
yacht club . has postponed r Its i opening
day until next month,.; when .: the; club
shall ; have completed . its ;new qua fters
on - Brooks (Sheep) \u25a0 Island.
Mkrtoonist Ww^^MM^^^o^ the *Fod bay at Berkeley
Macauley^ Miinro, t^u^Saijßo^il§^[^Bll&la^iisl^ Themselves in the
: Bay C^
R. A. Smyth
-After struggling: .throughout-- tlie
afternoon- for athletic" supremacy on
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cinder path and field, the sturdy repre
sentatives of Berkeley. high school car
ried off the championship •at the six- j
teenth 'semiannual ' field day L of;\,tne
Bay Counties athletic league , by ; the
narrow margin of 1 point. V. Califor
nia -school of }. mechanical arts' (Lick>,
-after running neck 'and neck; witVtho
victors all' through the long ! program,
finally fell short the 1 point needed
to tie; the score. Berkeley men scored
39 points to 3S for' Lick. Of the remain
ing schools In the competition; Oakland
had 31' points, : Lowell 11, Alameda 10.
Cogswell S, Mission 3 and "Wjlmcr
ding 3. " v /.''..1 .' ..-•. 'S '
The competition -was up to the stand
ard of .that shown ,by college men'' in
the majority of the.events and was so
keen that seven of the old league rec-'
ords were replaced, by, new /marks In
addition' to th^s Albert Munn. of. Oak
land high school in -a specials attempt
at the pole; vault, record established a
new world's mark of 11 feet 6H ; inches
for high sch*o6hatbietes. ; . V.
Earlier in' the afternoon Vail,- ; tho
Oakland track, captain, ; established v a
new league record .: for the event' of
11 teet'ti^i. inches. Vail was notreligl-'
ble -for this event,* having; taken; part
in, th»ee co*Jtests^ previously. He., thug
made the try, 1 for". • the- record inde-*
pendent of the regular competition;
While there may^be technical reason's
why the eastern athletic V authorities
would not 'be f read y^' to 'accept this .rec
ord, it was correctly- measured andjean
be properly, attested'by. the' officials!
: Of the other \u25a0 rrcord' breakers MacauV
ley of Alameda- high ', school- Is entitled
to .the greatest; credit; Ilcran the J220
yards in 23*1-5 seconds, . cllppingJtw.V-"
fifths of a second oft the old mark. He
followed this up by, winning the quarter,
mile' in "51-3-5 -seconds, the old maik
being 6SVi. • ';.\u25a0 *\u0084- .:•;.' ; .;'./- t
Alunro of 'Berkeley 'high' school, cov
ered the two miles injlO:l4,~as;again£t"
the' old '" record of * 1 0:32.*' Hupp of - Lick
clipped a full second off the 220 yard
hurdle record, covering, the distance in
26 3-5 seconds. . Miinn .'of Oakland 'in
creased the" distance' for :the : l2; pound;
shot piit from, 47 feet 2 inches to 47
feet 8. Inches. 'i. .f'.;"' \u25a0 " -T ''*.'\u25a0'.''
To finish off the day- artistically^ the
relay team of the' Berkeley, high 'school^
won: that event,, which carried with it
the field day championship, in 3:20 4-5;
3 seconds- faster* than' the old -record.
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Macauley arid -Munn- each", won 'two
events. '.Of the' schools,' Berkeley,JOak
land arid Lick each won -four firsts.^
Macauley, the. Alameda sprinter,.. is
buVft on "thc^lightCorder^ 'and* it ' is -riot
until-he is-in' action. thatVhft; lbok3 the I
sprinter: \u25a0His'performance ."in- the 220
yard race' was on -the sensational" order. 1
He - drew ; the i pole" arid at ; the . head ]of
the stretch. vthe four .runners, .were
spread \u25a0; across ': the ,- t ra ck ;in : a : , A line.'
Mac4uley;.never faltered -in ( the;*run
throu gh : the -^stretch ' and • finally ; drew
clear. of ihis field" near; the tape and ,won
by; . 2 yards Ear
lier in the day! he had- won -the quarter
mile in 'record ; .time. . .'.ln; , this 4he 'j, led
from the start and was never/menaced.'
The -struggle was between Poore Vand
Harlowe for> second place, ,the:^ former
anallyj catchlnsr^thV- Judges' i eyei^ilrst.
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Record Performances of School Boys
\Event • - - - Xew mark \u25a0 , -\. . Old record *
2SO yard* / Macanlry . \u25a0 /. ''-.-\u25a0: :23 1-5 urcondu -- '.- Huehex • :23 3-5
440 jriirda > ' Macaulcy • " :51 5-5 seconds ..Walker :53 1-4---
Smile* Munro ; 10:14- \u25a0• :.: ._ A • " Munro^ : 10:3 a"
220 hurdles .Hupp :28 3-5 neconds ' B. Golebrr ' :27 3-5
'12 pound nbot Munn . 47 feet S liiche* : ' Bell '" 47 ft. 2 In.;
Pole;vauH 11 feet 5 1-S Inches - '.'\u25a0-, Vail : 10 ift^lK- in.
•Pole vault Munn \u25a0''\u25a0\u25a0 ; .11 feet 8% inches . ' J Tall 11 ft." 5V4 lo.\'i
Relay race/ nerk.H.S.' ;3t20 4-5 . O, ; Lick 3:234-5
; ; "Record time— not In 'competition. \u25a0 ".'.." ' "' ' -
Munro had the finish of the 'two mile
race-all ito himself. V-McPheraon of .Mis
slon school led for a'tinie at a" 4:48 gait,
with Munro in second place. The latter
moved up at the end' of -the first r mile
and at two laps to go he had a lead of
50 yards. He.'* increased "this :to 100
yards at the flnishi showing' a. burst of
speed; throughout all the last lap.--
The -interest In the classic 100"
yard, contest centered in the ' Btriig
gleV between' Golchor- arid "Munn.
They * met in the second heat' and
finished: in the^order .named in the
good! /' time. ....of ; 10 1-5 :V seconds. In
this, Golcher outfinished Munn. whose
style jjs- but not grac^fui.
jTheyipct. again- in the ; final, Golcher
winning and Munn finishing- third: to
Read. The winner~was behind -20 yards
from .the : tape, but he put on his usual
burst of speed and .won by inches. -The
tlme^was 1: j-ard inside 10 2-. r » seconds:
"Gregory Padilla. who seems the* best
of 5 the', half j mllers, Avon that, event In
good istyle: IJcvlcd at theistart. but
was^dlsplaced by ITanfonl. \, Padilla as
sumed the lead'agalnatthe end of-two
laps." Appel ' challenKed \u25a0 him on" the 'f ar
turn,' but-he stalled him off. gamely and
won'.alT out at. the -tape.by .s'. yards? - v
; Hartwell of Oakland. high sVhoof con"
tinued hls'si/ccesses aaa mile runner:
Hc v led off at the , start/ with Little • sec
ond'.and/.HVnford, ;"who : tiad beenscon-
jhisimost formidable"; opponent."
in r sixth place. 'The latter; moved up I
into -third ; place .at V half distance," but
'was . sjoon : displaced . by ; MillsT. -VAt V the
begflnningr-of the lap t. lap the. two -lead- j
ers. were" 20 \u25a0; yards ahead 'of '"the balance |
of * ; th~e Afield.. J Hartwell sprjnted at 'the-j
la st ; turn : and had : the pace over all • the ' !
oThers.' : Milis;of f Oakland -passed "Little';
of Lick in ". t he stretch and finished sec
\u25a0ond.;- ,: .-'•. ' • j ;. : "V" \u25a0'. '\u25a0"- ;^SV •' ; .-. ';".•. ->'.*.
: .The - most; interesting of the field
events; was the pole- vault.- 'Vail.' who
isVan especially graceful' vaultef,, -had,
this all? his own way and^wonhandjly.-
His work"was - picturesque and (inteV
ested!7the .spectators .from .startV; to
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The day was; ideal 'for' athletics, -the
competitors 1 sitting • about 'all ;a f tefnoon
In', their; light j racing , garb, without any.
discomfort. "The ; various' schools ;had
out f their -rooTtng: sections, .which Jk'ept
up^encouraging^shoutsito .their , : repre-
Ventatiyes until the.,' end/ . There was
possibly \ more; acrimony in *the ; yelling
than •> was '- necessary/. , but ' it v was jfall
taken with good, nature: {
I^The rooters had \u25a0 their great 'chance
in*, the > relay ; race, cwhich. 1 was; tho -last
on tnWprograrn'and decided .the,cham
piohshlp >of f the < _"day.W • The .-. race '.was
contested from the;' start -arid
the'outcometwas in • doubt -f romjfirstVto'
last.^ Cogswell lied , off in . the first :' lap/
but > grave .way ~ Berkeley the * second 1
time* around: .was 'second,
Polytechnic: third and Lick —fourth, j
Berkeley <still led Jn '.the third lap, but
Padilla brought Lick into second place,
with Oakland -third. The order re
mained- unchanged in the fourth- lap.
In^ the: fifth; Hupp of Lick led out the
Berkeley man /by 1 foot. This advan
tage -was quickly overcome in! the last
lap, winning' ultimately by
5 ivards. 1 -.".'\u25a0
The results in detail: . . - j
' '50 yard, dash, first. heat-r-Won '.by.
TButler.. (C-'P. Of Campbell "fB." H.i S.)
second." ATime,:os 4-3. Second heat—
Wori^by; Bettoli ;'(Lick) : Harris I (b. IT.
S.)« second. Time, :05 3-5J Third heat—
M T on~by;Read -(L. H. S.); Daniel (C. P.
C.V second.-,\Time. :05 3-5. Final heat-- j
.W'bn r by.; Read (L: H:. S.) ; Butler (C. P.
C.)^and- Bettoli; (Lick) tie for second;
Campbell 'V(B.\ H.US.), fourth. .Time,.
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:*: * "100 V yard dash, first heat — JWon . by
Daniels; (C; P. C); ; Leber . (0., H. S.)
SAcond/r Time. :10 4-3. ~ Second heat—
-Won b>\ Golcher ; (Lick) ; Murini (O. rH.
S.) \u25a0 second, f, Time, ;:10 1-5. Third heat
r — Won-, by -Read '^.(L.: IT. ;S.);. Jackson "|
(A. 1 H. S.) second.^; Time. 10 3^5. Final
heat — Won by .Charlie -Golcher "(Lick) ;.
Read'dl H;-S.); second ; Munn (O. H. S.)
third:" ;Time,Mo 2-5. : ;;-; ;^;
\u25a0'•.? 22bryard.":dash,'Vflrstl- heat— Won \u25a0 by
Golcher:: (Lick) ;/Jackson • (A. H. S.)
second. .X Time, :23 3-5; < Second i^'heat—
wont ; by Wurta . \u25a0 (O. : . M." T. S. ) ; , Butler
;(Lick)s'secondi,. Time;;": 24 1-5. Third
heat-^Won by" - Macauley « (A: - IT. : S.) ;
Dearborn (Lick); second." «\.Time,v:23 3.-5.
Final' heat-^Won ' by 'Edward Macauley
(A. 'H. S.);. Golcher 1 (Lick) : second:
Wurts -••-(O.rvM/: T.:* S.)-^third. Time,
:23. 1 -5. *i Former i league irecord,;j:23 3-5.
. ' Quarter jmlle-^Won^, by ; Macauley : (Al
H.'J S.) ; '.Poore \u25a0 (O. H. S.) '/second :~ Har
lowe^(B^HoS.)^thlrd.?«Time; ;:51 3t5/3 t 5/
Former league i record. :53?{.' . - : \u25a0--.'
: ," Half ; mile-^-Won: by. Padilla; (Lick) •"
W. 'Appel ' ' (C. 4 P. • C.);'* second ;'•- Service
;CB. ,H.fS.)V;thlrd...XTime.; 2:05 3-5." V:
.. *One;mile>run^— Won'by Haftwell '(O.
H.VS.)TjMills" (O. ;H. ; S.) -fsec6nd; T Little
(Lick)jthird. .;Time,r;4:44 3-5: /' ;, ;
r-'".Two!niile7ruh—Won:byr -'".Two ! niile7ruh— Won:by Munro (B.^H.'
S.) ; ; McPherson^i (M.^IL : S.) second;
Thompson \u2666(Lick)v' third; : Time, >10:14.
Formef^league:record,~rlO:32. . •*. : />:
' "120 \u25a0yard>hurdles- 1 -Flrst heat~a-'dead
heatiibetween : Mpodyv (C' P.^C.)' .and
Eldrldge| (B.^ H.';' S.). i Time ..,, :19.': Second
heat.y.won i by : Allsopp > (Lick) "; ; Maclise
(O.^H.J S.);^second. ' Time,' :17..:. Final
heat'.won'by ; Eldrldge (B. 'H.ZS.) ; All
sopp *( Lick) ,7 second ; : Moody; (C. < P." C.) ,
third: Tirrie/,16 4-5:: >- .r ; ." \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 l^
~'5 220 J ya rd • '. hurdles— -First hea t. •. won
by;Eldridge;(B: H. S.) ; Robinson: (O.'-H. 1
S.)~: second.*. :-"Tlme,V27;4-5. "'Second heat;
woVi>byvHuppi/Llck);\ Maclise^ <O.tH/
S. ) ,'< second.!. >' Time^ :27. 3 - 5. 5 ' \u25a0 Final'heat,"
woniby J JHupp:,*(Llck);sEldridge;i(B. = H.
SO.^ second: *Roblnson|(O.lH. i *S.)r-; third."
Time,";-, '. 26 3-5. .Formers-league /record
::27.4-s.'i^ *>c -^' i^ ; ' t--':l}:t --' : l} : \u25a0':.\u25a0.-:''\u25a0./\u25a0' -/ : .'\u25a0'" >\u25a0.
'£ Broad ' jumpf^Wpii _* by s .", Chapman x(B.'
H.'Vj S.). I \u25a0'•> distance ; 20\r f eet' 7i- Inches ;
'Baumb'aughUW.*;S.'«l.; : A.),'second.- ; 20
feet' 2%; Inches; *Hupp (Lick), "third,- 20
feet^2HTiriches: • :;5^- : .' :' ":- c-S;
• - 12 i' ( pound •; shot;, put—^Woh- by -\u25a0 Munn
<O.'?H.*2 S.) ,-» 4 dtstancet 47jJ. feet ;] 8 :.:.* inches
(forrnerjleagu^ recordv47£feet'2 Inches);
inches;^ BelU(Llck)rithlrd.t4sTreet^^;^
-fl«l2^pourid '} hammer, i throws-Won I- by.
Bells(Lick)rfdistancell43 * ."fe'et>]l 'inch:
Harrbldf(B.^H. : >S.)r i l42;feeUll% 1 ! Inches;
Hartwelli (a -H^ S.),f third- 1 . \u25a0,
f >\ High ? jumpi-Won by.Munn (O.H,^ S.),
AtWetics,; Racing,
Boxing, Baseball
Unable Thus Far tovMatch
Squires With O'Brien'
or. Burns
LOS -ANGELES, May 4.— The 'virtual
failure of ; Jim Coffrotli In his mission
to^. procure for Bill -Squires- a; match
with the "winner of. the O'Brien-Burns
fight, the reported presence .of Morris
Levy in Los Angeles with the object
of .arranging ..still other matches and*
the, absence of Burns money to be wag
ered; on the forthcoming: contest, A -are '
the. things -which are being talked over I
wherever patrons of the pugilistic game |
congregate. -• . i
Coffroth will not. admit that he has I
failed and still insists that Squires and I
either; Burns" or "O'Brien .will fight at I
Col ma "on Memorial day," but- lihere
seems to be no foundation for his as
sertion and. before he can bring about
such a. fight he will, have -to- talk
money in bigger figures than he has
!-used thus-far. • ..
i/.\u25a0„i /.\u25a0„ Coffroth went out to Burbank to see
: Jim '\u25a0 'Jeffries today. He said he" hoped
:to'make it -'worth -the big' fellow's while
to'vconse^nt .to re-enter the ring, : and
; claims he .has a promise from him to
I rneet : Sqiiir»V if : the latter wins his first [
' fight". '^That, kind , of taik here In", Jef
; fries' 'home, however, is considered a
i superlative brand of "hot air.", and
fnothinsr is expected! to come offit:- 1
As .to the reported visit Of -Morris
Levy; there? is" something of a mystery.
Tom - MqCarey received a telegram ask
ing him t6 notify Levy of -the death
of his mother," and that w>3 the first;ln
timation that McCarey^ had that Levy
was prospecting in -this fight field.' He
did notlfind him.. ' \u25a0
-.',-, O'Brien - and 'Burns , let up on - h^rd
training;today. ,They Tare said to be in
better condition than ever before.
The . bout is" card*>d ; for 20 -rounds.
\u25a0.When' the ''conditions' were suggested
j at the time the: match. -was ; made, ;It
was '-understood .tentatively that tti* |
j bout should-go 25 roundst-in. any case,
that; it should go far enough to return
:ai decisive winner. This means that a
draw, decision -is practically an impos
sibility and. : thai either Burns, or
O'Brien 'will ; be '-a) defeated 'man _,whVn
.'heV'conies Vout'-of Ithe rlng y Wednesday
nightr^v:^; ••'}:•/,:.; : : : , :
1 \u25a0 Manager; McCarey s ' has mo explana
tions /to make ;on "this; poifit) and says
!that,;instructlons will be *friv.en* the
"referee •, the inlght. 'of '. the 'fight. . JThe
opinions of coming- .'sporting VI events
usually- are -reflected \ In -the
odds.", 1 O'Brien J. is jthe -favorite *\ In "this
case'; isovfarj as"; money' wagers t "ar», con
*cerned,:;'but ,3 opinion 'about«.evenly
;divldedi among -;the -rank : and- file .of
fight '^ fans 'ass to -the outcome' of ; " the
.battle.".,- \u0084:>,-:•;\u25a0;,"\u25a0 \u25a0': V--'. : ;.-'"-s
-ivsßettlng'odds . are :10 to , S ; In favor
of O'Brien,''<but little money has* b«en
wagered. 1 - ,--.*•" -\u25a0••"". .'...\u25a0" >: v ' ":'*"*\u25a0..\u25a0-
height ,5 feetVlO; inches; ?Bressie (L. H.
S.). ''second ;» Service (X H^S.)/ third."
1 Pole", vaults-Won by -Vail *{O- H.*S.).
height !il.feet's HTinches?, foraer,league
'record » 1 0 1 fee 1 1 H'«; inches/. : Kendr ick
(CrP. C.Hand.Allen (B^H.^S.) tie for
second. •' ',- ."-.."-, ' -/f^QfIBHHtBBQpBSHH
x »Relay^race.^one;mile— Woh ; by.Berke
leyjlilghlschool * (team^ Ra thbone. Chap
mart?>Harlow?; Campbell.' l Moss and ' Har
rold):<Lick f second; Oaklandvthird. ; Time
3:20.4-5- .? Former record' 3:23 4-5.
Emeryville Feature Event
Stirs Great Crowd to
— • Best
Horse. , Jockey. \u25a0 - Prt cc»
Phalanj ........Sandy O-t
Turn^vray ...... C. Rm5 ...'... 5-1
Bneolle^ ..Alarte.. 8-1
J. C. Clem C. Rou .'7-1
Brass Keogb 3-1
Santera .C. R0n5...... 12-8
J. R. Jeffery
An attractive card was responsible
for an attendance of stake day pro
portions at the Emeryville race track
yesterday. Nearly 10,000 lovers of tho
thoroughbred passed through the track
gates arid were rewarded by brilliant
racing, throughout the afternoon. The
various contests were all of the »tlc
rlng sort anil fast time was the rule.
Unfortunately, the public choices fared
badly. Bragg"s victory over Dollnda by
a nose alone saving the day for the fa
vorite'players. The defeated favorites
all finished within the money, several
of them being . beaten by only narrow
margins after having met with bad
racing luck, while weak rides played a
part in. the downfall of the others. Two
of the unsuccesful favorites were fur
nished by the McCafferty stable. Jockey
Ross, who is under contract to . Roy
Offutt, displayed" - brilliant form in the
saddle, winning with all three of the
mounts -that he had "during the af ter-
The sensation of the day was the "
indefinite suspension of Jockey Gross,
a promising .rider, whose contract was -
.recently acquired by Hoag & Soule for
$3,000 from Charles Van Dusen, who
had brought the boy here from Ascot
Park. Gross h«.d the mount on Patton
& Co.s speedy horse Escalante, odds
on favorite in the opening race, and
College Widow, a clever filly owned by
his employers, which ruled favorite in
the succeeding event. Escalante was
ridden in such a peculiar manner that
the stewards sent for W. J. Spiers, his'
trainer.after the horse had been beaten
a head by Phalanx. The trainer
acqaalnted- the stewards with his rid
ing instructions^ to the Jockey. Grosg
was then* questioned and Iris suspension
followed the filling of his engagement
on his employers' filly. Gross is , the
third jockey set down by the Emery
ville officials for an indefinite period
•within the. past week in the Interest of
clean racing. His suspension, coming
Iso closely upon the edicts against
Jockeys. Butwell and K. Smith, is cer
taitt.ito have a salutary effect upon
others of- the rldtnsr brigade. It will
j be remembered that Smith was sui
' pended for failure to get away from
i the post-with the same horse on which
1 Gross got into" trouble.
!:• Jockey Tommy Sandy also was dis
ciplined/ by the stewards yesterday to
the extent of a $100 fine and a week's
suspension for "herding" Bedford, the
favorite in the closins race. Sandy is
the last boy who should have resorted
to such tactics, for it.was oWly the day
before that on hisf complaint the judges
fined Jockey C- "Williams $100 and set~
him down, for a week for "herding"
Xabonassar, a favorite that Sandy was
riding f
I Escalante. on .the strength of having
run. five, furlongs *n less than a minute
in the race in .which he was left at the
post a few days ago, was installed a
hot odds : on choice in the opening race. .
a five and a half furl#ng sprint. Gros3
did not make a move with the horse
until it was too late to be effective, arid
Dr. H. E. Rowrell's Phalanx, with Sandy
aboard, defeated the favorite by ahead
after setting* merry clip all the way.
Escalante made up a world of.grounl
and wa3 fast overhauling the winner
atthe end. but Just,. failed to get up.
Dollie Dollars, a" long shot .well handled , 5
• by .' "Cricket" Kelly, nosed- out the tiz>"
irig>Gemmell for .the show. Senator-
Warner, a COO to 1 shot" from the
Schreiber stable, had brilliant early
i speed, but toiled ' to stay.
-^ The ," Prim handicap for -2 < year * olds
resulted In a nose finish between Turn
away,'a clever filly from Ascot park,
excellently ridden, by C^Ross, and Ral
eighr Brown up. Turnaway. had th«
highest turn ' of early speed "and .was
able to take a lead that gave 'her; th«*
face by the scantest of margins. It
was her \t ourth * straight win. " College
; Widow, the favorite, was allowed to
; fall-out of It in the early part, but
came stoutly at the end under vigorous
\ urging by. Jockey Gross. Had he shown
; theVsaime energy in the earlier stages
the favorite probably would have wan.
' as she was rapidly overhauling^,' the
; leaders in . the stretch. Galmoore had
speed; but found the pace too ..warm to
keep up. "Abbey and, Rey Hindoo; both
performed disappointing ly.CThe latter \u25a0
, is a Rey: el Santa Anita-La Hindoo colt
' with some fast work and a fast : race at
; Ascot to hi3*credit
\ Bucolic, with Alar ie in the saddla,
'* took' the imeasureof Royal- Rogue;
favorite ;in the third, by a neck. Bu
> colic X set the 1\ pace througKbut, . with
\u25a0 Burning* Bush" .pressing him closeJv to

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