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Thanksgiving Day Handicap Next Big Event of Season: Battler Eludes Arrest in Dog Fight Raid
by Ruse: Papke and Ketchel Are Each Confident of Victory: Good Card at West Oakland Club
High Class Field Will Contest for
Thanksgiving Day Handicap
Ihe next important event of the local racing Lcasori will be
the Thanksgiving handicap, which is scheduled for decision at the
Emeryville track next Thursday. The weights are due today and
it will then be possible to form a fairly accurate idea of the'pros
pective barters. It is an entirely safe prediction that the field will
be by far the best in the history of this stake. At present it looks
as though the starters might come from the following list, selected
from the 32 cligibles-
Her... owner. Ho,~. Owner.
l.anrrnrr p. Daley Fred Cook Dandelion S. C. Hildreth
noj.i TourUt c. R. Ellison #Tonj- I-'nti»t S. C. Hildreth
Won Enrique c. R. Ellison Frank Fllttner Los Angeles Stable
*e*rell El Nido Stable Deutttrhland Barney Schrelber
IJorante F. A. Forsythe Flrettone T. H. Williams
Montgomery g. c. Hildreth
Other eligibles include Colonel Jack, Calvin, Gowan, Go Be
tween, Astronomer, Neva Lee. Tcmaceo, Westburv, Cello, Tea
Tray 11. Angelus. Meelick, Restigouche, King James, Black Dress',
Frank Lubbock. Mil ford, Boggs, Nadzu and Downpatrick. It is
improbable, however, that any of these horses will be numbered
among the starters.
The Thanksgiving handicap is a stake of the value of $i.OOO
added and its distance is a mile and an eighth.. Claude is the only
horse that has twice won it, while Corrigan, Fossil and Proper arc
those that figured among its placed horses more than once.
* * *
S. C. Hildreth's shipment of hor.ses to Arcadia yesterday in
charge of Dave O'Leary consisted of Restigouche, Xealon, Peter
yumcp, jirencK. uapia v%3ier, Angeius,*;
Joe -Madden. Stroke, .Steel. Solus,
Achieve, Instant, and four yearlings.
Most of these are horses that are only
partly ready for raring:. Restigouche
«nd Achieve betng exceptions.
r>stir«uche will be depended upon
to win the Opening stake of the Santa
Anita season for Hildreth. Jockey
Shilling is under engagement to ride
Aft«r the decision of the Thanks
giving handicap here Thursday. Hil
dreth will ship another carload of his
horses south and may himself follow
them soon afterward. The next ship
ment is likely to includ* King James.
Un« % le and Dandelion, neither of which
is supposed to be partial to the muddy
going that is likely to prevail here
a little later on. Jockey McCarthy ac
companied O'Lieary south and Eddie
D.u gran probably will s<f with the next
shipment. Some of trre horses sent
touth yesterday will be shipped back
here later on to fill stake engagements,
and There will be a constant inter
change of the Hildreth horses between
in* two tracks all season. When Hil
tlreth himself goes south Frank Taylor
will be left in charge of the local di
vision of the stable. Jockey C. Koerner,
who bAs succeeded in getting down to
110 pounds, probably will remain here
throughout the season.
• ...
The li horees belonging to William
Gefst and George H. Holle of Tennes
see; with which Trainer George Ham
i cached Emeryville- Saturday night, in
i-luriing the • 3 year olds Hanbridge,
Stoneman and Estella C, the 2 year
olds Fulford, Crab and Tennessee Boy.
the 4 year old Minot, the 5 year old
Lady Carol, the ft- year old Gambrinus
and three yearlings. by Boanerges. Af
ricander and Nasturtium. Gambrinus,
Estellc O. Minot* and Tennessee Boy,
belong to Uerst and the balance to
Ilanbritl^'c, the star of the string,
was.th* h«.*st horee in training at the
recent tato3la meeting. With the ex
c<?J>tion of Tennessee Boy, Ham had
Vn*» entire string in.,, charge at Latonia,
Through nil unfortunate oversight
none v.* U> horses was nominated in
any uf ti.e local stakes and the etable
.vill have to depend on overnight en
tries for its purses. Hanbridge may
The Call's Handicap Forecast
J. R. Jeffery
Ratings for muddy track. Deduct 1 point for each pound overweight
FIRST RACK— Fir? and a half furlon?*:* selling; 2 year old*:
lr.<lf-x. Horse »nd Ownpr. Wt. Itat.nz. Remarks.
rsc* • MISS HIGHLAND (Schrrllwi 07 7.% Mies Hiicbland Is * »tak» winner in the
tnva BEAT 7 UAN <\Vinoh^lH 105 05 mud. >ibe tt)H Jms ridden by J<«rkey Denrlcb,
C 057 MARCHESA (CuneenL 102 M a fair i««vrt of boy. Brau Man Iomn« ak the
.... •<f>«cn "Blak^leyt 10<) M sure contender on bis only start. Other* have
r.H:»» ftrlla Ormande <Kripp> 102 -".S fboivn little. - '.^ .
T.f'," Tlrwrie il'auJsfui 102 24
SftlT *U.ny Sburawar «Xfack) 97 23'
S«.» Allne*s (Bwkwithi IKi 20
Tuncsten <Spreokel*t I<>2 ."..V> N>ver Ktarted.
ffIJSS 1 Tanu?U Hall <Lannlpan» I<C V; ; " Never started.
FECONO nACE—live and a hulf f«rlone»: Felling; 2 jcar oM«:
Index. Horje and Owner. Wt. Rating- Remark*.
3«7 nCEUT iJoDoet \ii2 75 Flffent has run several Rood races «n the
r.CiS AKGOKATJT a'ahilli 105 73 dry and Is bred to run better in the mud. Ar
2i:><i IX PASO <G. <»rifflui 102 f>s eonaut's only race a promising one. El Pa*o
3643 Mlcaelt (Ijowc) 102 K> works well. Micaela f^st but ftUnearted.
*<K3 # Aj>to Oro (William** ICO CO Other* have not shown much.
r.iZi Jim Mallady (Valentine) ....lift M
."r»<"'2 Banthrl iMif«ijirr. i 107 $3
3<U3 rvarden M>rsytl>e) 102 4«
.1493 T.inola (Eow) 102. 42
.... TVauiboro (Meyeri 102 40
SSCS Pole Yard (Chappell) 110 22
THIDD n.KCE — Six furlong*; »ellln«; 3 year olds:
Index. He*** «nd Owner. Wt. Rating. Betnarkt.
.".B4S BOAS iKeene) ....107 75 Boa« I* a better hor*e 5n the mud than on
:w<s SILLY BOWLEGS *Tbotca*> .K'7 7(1 the dry and ebould hold this field *afe in the
.V?l<i IKKA Q tJ. Sflirelber) 107 70 coing. Billy Bowlers is a Rood mtidder and
TATA Nebulwu* <Daly) 110 7<» is on the improve. Emma G has improved
::•\u25a0.'.!\u25a0; \u25a0 Wati «Bedwelli I<G 70: in her work *Ince her last rare. Neither
"021 Abbey <l.lvsnp«to«e) 1«7 fi7 Nrbulomis -nor W»p are partial to the mud.
fXSSt Auiada (Winrhelli 107 C 1 Abbey Is injproviug. Others up against It.
scat ?"rancls joscpli <Scbrelber) . ..107 45
KOUBTH RACE— MiIe and 70 yards; sellinj;: 3 year olds and cpward:
Index. Horse and Owner. Wt. Ratio?. Remarks.
r/!«2 •GABGANTTJA fßedwell) l"-"> SO rnl««s Taplin messes it up badly Gar*antu*
r.«r>2 CHABLEB GREENiG.Tbomas>lo7 77 will win. Charles Green i* runninjr well and
r,«73 BILLT PULLMAN (Trotter). 107. 7."» look* thp sure contrnder. Hilly I'ullman Is a'
3*><s7 •Mlllfary Man <Bian«-hl) 105 72 superior uiudUcr. St U Military Msa.
(3047* Little Minister (P. Zlmraerj. .107 <>4
FIFTn R*Cn— Five and a half furlongs; M'.llnj; 2 year elds:
Index llnrse and Owwt. Wt. Rating. Remark*.
SAt SEMPRONI tApplejate) ....110 73 Sempronl outclawes this field, but ip a poor
">c,w TOLL BOX (Hildreth) 11» ••« breaker and may pet left as In his last start.
5<533 NOVGOROD (Keene) 107 64 Toll Box needs a hustling rtder. Novgorod
ChlDmnnk (TbomaJ) 110 64 in Rood shape. Chipmunk is superior taudder,
<S«27i Hatlet <Ifoider» ll« «-V but probably will need the race.
SITTH TlM'E— Mile and 70 yards: Rellinz: 3 year ol«» and upward:
Index.* H^*e and Owner. Wt. n«Mn». _ Remark*,
v z-.ft T EVGLlSHMA3ff<Lowen*tcln)llo 70 The F.nplishman i* fit and ready, likes mud
V"''"*'! CELERES <Klnc» ..107 CM and will beat this bunch if he runs bis rare.
f xara HERODOTUS '< Stover) ......110 fi.l Oierrs Is good mudder and lias been running
T»7l Brllmence (FJ^ur <le LIM » (1 7 fi:t wlnnlnj: . rart-K. Herodotus may I* expected
wl» HuapaU < Wearer) ......... I"T ftO to improve. ; Bcllmence will like the goinp.
• 3«W.l Mlm Mar Bowdish <Gaine«)..l«7 wt
.-W.-.1 Silver soe <W." Cainej i«7 5S
Ssr.« Taskmaster <Krell) 102 50
S*o<s Rbipock <r»ugan) HO *•'
•Apprentice allowance. . .
J. R. Jeffery
be shipped to Arcadia, once or twiefi
during the winter to run in stakes at
that tv.ick.
Gerst & Holle will have 14 other
horses in training at Arcadia in charge
of James Blute, and both owners are
expected to spend part of the winter
on the coast in order to have the pleas
ure of seeing their horses run. Gerst
is a wealthy Tennessee brewer and
Holle is his son in law. E. G. Schaffer
came to the coast with the horses to
act as personal representative for the
owners of the stable.
Other than the 80 pound apprentice
boy. Freeman, who rode in a few
races at Latonia. the stable has no
jockey under contract. Trainer Ham.
who demonstrated his ability to get re
sults at the I^atonia meeting, will give
his horses every chance to get over
the effects of their long trip to the
coast before requiring them to do any
racing, and it will be at least 10 days
before any ot them will be seen in ac
tion. They all shipped well and are in
shape for immediate racing, so far as
condition is concerned. All of them
are mudders of known ability, so it
may be expected that the stable will
pull down its share of purses.
• • •
Jockey E. Ross has recovered from
the effects of his fall with Captain
Kennedy sufficiently to leave the Fab
iola hospital, and was at the track
yesterday eager for the time to ar
rive when his broken collarbone will
have mended enough to permit" of his
resuming riding. The boy is not the
least bit daunted by his fall, and prob
ably will ride as well as ever, as soon
as the doctors give him permission. His
fall from Captain Kennedy was the
thirteenth similar experience of his
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W. H. Spence has decided not to train
the six horses that P. T. Chirm was
desirous of sending here from Arcadia
this week, and the shipment probably
will not be made. Spence plans to
ship Astronomer to Arcadia with Dr.
Rowell's carload tomorrow.
' ';\u25a0• ' '' \u25a0' *'y'~-i •-.**
Because of the rain of Saturday night
the main track at Emeryville was kept
closed yesterday and training opera
tions were confined to the inside track.
"Bat" Nelson Escapes
Jail by Ruse
Pins Star on Coat When Dog
Fight Is Raided and Mingles
With the Officers
CHICAGO, Nov. 22.— After two bull
terriers had torn one another for 56
minutes and had been prevented from
rushing into the death grapple by
Lightweight Champion Nelson, trustees
of the village of Burnham, with a
dozen armed deputies at their backs,
broke into the saloon in which the
tight was held.
The 500 spectators jumped to their
feet and a wild rush for the doors and
windows followed. Several shots were
fired into the air by the deputies, but
th#-y could not stop the stampede.
Though the light hall was in the sec
ond tloor of the building, scores of
men did not hesitate to drop from the
windows, one fugitive suffering a
broken leg. He was helped into a
waiting buggy by companions and was
driven rapidly away.
\u25a0 Other men at the ringside, made up
for the most part, of "followers" of
sport from Chicago, formed Hying
wedges and charged trustees and dep
uties In approved football style (old
rules), and broke through the ring of
Ufce officers guarding the exits. U'he.n
began <i hclterskelter night from the
village, some getting away in car
riages, a few in automobiles and a reg
ular army by foot.
The trustees and deputies, however,
did manage to capture r.me men, in
cluding the proprietors -of the saloon,
W. C. (Buck) McCormick and J. J.
Doyle. They were trundled into a
waiting pajrol wagon and taken to the
West Hammond police station.
Champion Battling Nelson escaped
the same fate by what his ring follow
ers might call a neat exhibition of ring
generalship. When the scramble began
the Battler bethought himself of a dep
uty's star presented to him by an ad
mirer In Mexico last year. Pinning
this to his coat he mingled with the
raiders and finally slipped x from the
place unobserved. A warrant for his
arrest, however, is said to have been
According to the village trustees,
Burnham has bren a center for cham
pionship dog tights in the last few
months, and today's affair was a cli
max. The dogs, a white bull torrier
and a brindle, owned by M. J. Murphy
and Pat Conroy of the stockyards dis
trict, had been matched for a heavy
purse, and there was considerable bet
ting on the result. Shortly before 4
o'clock in the afternoon sentinels post
ed by the trustees observed groups of
men working their way toward the
saloon, and by 5 o'clock, it was esti
mated that there were nearly 600 per
sons in the building. Then the doors
were closed and the fight began. For
nearly an hour the battle continued.
Finally, after 56 minutes of this ter
rific work, the battle was halted for a
minute. But the owners had bet $500
on the result, and both insisted that
the fight go on. Time was called and
the brindle rushed at the white terrier,
which waited the attack in his corner.
The terrier secured what appeared to
be a fatal grip and slowly forced his
opponent to the floor. Still no sign of
mercy from the corner of either owner.
But Champion Nelson, though back
ing the losing dog heavily, decided to
end matters. He had fought many
gruelling battles himself and grimly
had taken terrible beltings, but he
could not stand that dog fight. The
pugilist jumped on the stage and in
sisted that the .referee separate the
dogs. Just as he did so the raiders
broke in and the stampede began.
When the owner of the defeated dog
started to drag him from the canvas
the half dying brute turned on the man
and fastened his teeth in his leg.
The trustee who led the raid said
last night that the village board had
determined to end the dog fighting in
that district.
"Such a fight as that which occurred
today is a disgrace to the community,"
he said, "and the authorities will see
that all the prisoners are punished to
the limit." .
Powers Leads Winning
List of Jockeys
With Shilling out of the saddle fo.
the lirst four days, -V. Powers expe
rienced no difficulty in heading the
jockey list at the' Emeryville track last
week, and added nine to his score of
firsts for the year.
Archibald. Kirschbaum .and Walsh
tied for second, each having: landed
four winners during the week. Shilling
kept up his high percentage by piloting
three of his eight mounts to victory.
The ridinjr record tor the week in de
tail was as follows:
Jookey— r« v - Mix. Ist 2<l 3d Unp
V. Towers 23 o 6 3' 3
Archibald IS 4 r> 2 4
KlrfK!hbaum ...."54 4 •>, 15
A. Walsh 14 4 I! 4 3
Shilling « « 0 1 4
Keogli 1» S' '. 2 2 1»
W. Miller 10 l» 1 1 (i
O. Russell ;.... 12 1 1 IS
Sweet 19 ;2 2 1 11
C. Miller S-\ 11 2' 4
C. Hoes t» 1 0 11 ' 1
Upton 13 1 v, \u25a0 • i {i
Ucttig til 0 2 0
Powers now heads the jockey list for
the season in respect to the number of
winning mounts, but Shilling has a ma
terially better winnings percentage, his
showing being,. 4o as against Powers'
.30. Shilling's percentage is phenom
enal, and it is too much to expect that
he will be able to maintain it at any
such figure throughout the California
The standing of' the' boys who have
ridden at least one winner since the
opening of the season is as follows:
JOCK EY \u25a0• £* c . S •"•
V. Towers 4rt 14 "7 r, 20 .;io .57
ShilllnK 2T 11. 4 rs ft .40 AW
Archibald .... 3* » 5 7 It .2:; .Xt)
A. Walsh 44 S 11 S 17 .18 .tSO
Kirschbaum .. ."0 7 10 "3 80 .14 ;30
C. Ross I 2.'i H 2 2 13 ,24 .30
Sweet .. . Rf» \u25a0\u25a0 4 .'? 4 2"i .11 ,:to
C. -Russell.... 23 3 4 2 20 .10 .23
Upton 24 3 5 2 14 .12 .41
Keorh :.. 28 a 3 U ; 18 .10.S8
K. Sullivan.'... 1« 2 0 5 » - ,Vi .44
J. Haves:. .... :13 2 1 2 R .15 .SO
W. Mi11er... .. I<V 2 2 2 10 .r.' ,:jjs
Ksmr 21 1 4 =\u25a0 4 12 .O. r t .:50
C." Mi11er...... 13 1 3 3.6 .07 \r»4
Uettls ....... 10 -1 0 4 5 .10 .TiO
Tanliu '....... IT* 1 4. ,2 ,10 .05 .41
Van l>usen..., 1G l .1. 1. ir. .06 ..15
.\u25a0\u25a0+..— .
The Siaplamat- Indians: have, outlined
a plan of activity for -the next; 'few
months which will bring: the; club Into
greater prominence in the., local ath*
letic world. •
The first -event scheduled is a^bcan*
bake, •' to take place at the Ocean beach
Sunday. November 29. j The committee
in charge of this affair has arranged
a program of athletic fcuts' to be held
onthe beach.. _ -.\u25a0:.- .
The nextcvent is a basket ball tour
nament that will start:during£the comi
ing week. Already; five: teams have en
tered, and the: club expects to- pick a
couple of-tcams to- represent them in
outslda- competition." .:- ..-.'.• . ; . . -\u0084'\u25a0. -
Do You 'Want 95.00 f
Head THE CALL'S .weekly offer on
Fast Boys Who Will Fight
at West Oakland Tomorrow
I Dick Cullen and Willie Ritchie, two rapid fire short distance fighters. |
Hildreth Leads List
of Winning Owners
S. C. Hildreth added about ?2,000 to
his stable winnings at Emeryville last
week, and now he has a lead in the
winning owners' list that, can not be
overcome for some time." even though
his horses should fall to do proportion
ately as well in the immediate future
as they have since the opening. of the
season. Colonel. W. E. Applegate leads
P. A. For sy the by a small .margin for
second place, J. Davis, who "was second
last week, having dropped ' back to
fourth position. Charlie Ellison is a
close fifth and A. B. Spreckels is sixth.
The purse distribution by the New
California jockey club since the open
ing of the season amounts to $41,7-40.
In this 74 owners have shared, and the
list of those that have won in excess
of $500 is as follows: - . ' \ ",
Owner. Ist. .. 2fl. 3<l. Winnings.
S. C. Uildreth ... 11 6 2 J5.040
W, E. Applegate 5 14. 2.100
F. A. Korsythe ....... 2 .T 1f v ".150
A. I»avU 1 0 .1 ... 2,050
C. It. Ellison 3 I 1 2,000
.Va|w» BtcK-k farm .... 4 X ft J. 545
T. 11. Williams 3 0 5 1,210
Oakland stable ...... 3 2 2 1,125
H, O. Bcdwell 2 4 3 1.025
T. O. Webber * 1 0 1,025
A, F. .Dayton 1 .1 .1 005
.1. .lours 2 , I 2 £25
J. *>. & (i. H. Keene.. 2 3 0.. SOO
P. T. Chirm 2 v tl 77,"»
W. l». Millard ....2 1 :: 775
K. J. Ramsey .2 0 2 775
Barney .SHirelbcr "..'... 2 0 .T 775
W. St. Vincent 2 2 1 775
Irvriu Bros 2 (I .2 700
K. Trotter ..2 0 1 R7Ji
M. J. Daly 2 0 0 fioO
iH. H. Sebaffcr 1 2 1 . («0
131 Mdo- stable 1 1 • :1 . 070
Georgo P. Brazier, formerly trainer
for C. R. Ellison, is on the way froni
Memphis to California. He will cam
paign a string of his own here this
winter, and will retire from the turf
at the conclusion of the California sear
Yankee Team Victor
in Tokyo Game
TOKYO, Nov. 22. — In the presence of
an enthusiastic crowd of more " than
S.OOO t people the American baseball
t<?am, which came to Japan to play
some of. the university teams, opened
the season this afternoon and defeated
the Waseda university by a score of
5 to. 0. The Waseda team played
snappy ball, but did not succeed in
getting a man as far as second base.
Count Okuma, the sage of the Wa
seda,university, wearing the cap and
coat of the American team, tossed the
first ball across the plate. After -the
game, the American players were the
guests of Count Okuma at a garden
party given by him in their honor.
XAPA, Xov. 22. — The Napa baseball
team won -~ today from the Veterans'
home nine on the East Napa grounds
by a score of 3 to 0. Willisof the
S.in Francisco coast league team,
pitched effectively for; Napa, striking
out 10 men and allowing few hits.
Batteries for- Napa were Willi? hand
French; ; . for Veterans' Home, Leonard
and Simpson. - : Napa made six hits',
Veterans' Home two hits.
Emeryville Results to Date
,- (! Itnws Won. Pot.
Favorite* ............ -37 47.4
.Second cholecn . . '. ..... 2 1 27.0
Oulilder* ....20 25.6
Total .;............ 78 100.0
History of Thanksgiving Handicap
, • t : , . ..-- • ; \u25a0\u25a0 — - — — — : , - .\u25a0 ;\u25a0•
Vr«ir. " / IMr^t. ' Ago. Jockeyß. i \Vt. Second. . Age. Wt. Third. Mite. Wt. Vain*. Tlmt.
1001— FlvlnK Torpedo. ,3 Blrkenrut li .. . 07 GrVyfleld . . . .5 108\Janlee> ...../... 3 . US. $1,025 lis*
1002--Sonibrero ..". i.'i'.'s Donnellj" .. . . i.i .' • . . . . ; .122 Autollpht . .. .....4 111 Corrlgan ..,;.. .3. 115 2,020 1«58 1-4
11)03— Claude ...... . .. .3 : J.r Daly. ..... .V. .'.*:. 116 Fo«»ll ... :.V.. ... .3: 104 Grail : . .... .:.^. 4- 05. 2,430 1 »5S
,1004-- Claude ....... ..4 Domluick, .......... .123"FossI1 . .r...,'.. r . ..,'. i'.'.i, .4 114 Gold Money. ... .4* 110 . 2,170 1:533-4
1000-^J-übin ........ ...5 Rn«Hkr . . . ... . . . .V. . .1)9 Proper ... .... .''.". .5 134" Beareateher - ':''. .4-121 2,270 liMI-2
: 1006— -Borjciiesl . ... . .f'.ZIW. Knnpp. . . . ...1 ... .116 Proper .. . . .... :. ..« 122 Corrlsan . . . ..." 106 ,'2,210 1:53 3-5
I»!>7— Riflrmnn . . . .". . ..3 U.:. Burns. . ....... . . . .100 Peter Sterllnsr. '. . ..4 -116 Johnny IjyonV.%3 104 2.2(50 I^l
West Oakland Club Has
Strong Card
Match Maker Tommy Simpson of the
West Oakland club announces that all
the fighters who will take part in the
club's show tomorrow evening are in
fine fettle for the bout. Simpson's
club will give 34 rounds of fighting
between the cream of the short dis
tance boxers of. the bay cities! i
Dick Cullen and Fraiikie' Edwards
will furnish the six round pialn event,
and as both boys are fast and snappy
.millmen a good bout is looked for when
they meet.
The semi wind up, between Willie
O'Neill and Willie Ritchie, offers the
promise of being. the fastest six. round
fight ever seen in Oakland, These* lads
met. once before and the fight fans of
Oakland who saw the bout declared' it
the fastest six round battle seen in
Oakland In years.
Charley Lucca, a Chicago scrapper
with a hard punch, is. to hook up with
Tommy Kelly for six rounds. Kelly
hails from Buffalo, where he had con
siderable success, and he is so confident
that he will trim Lucca that he offers
to make a good sized wager on the
outcome of the battle. Paddy Ellis, a
hard hitting lad from Alameda. will be
asked to step six rounds with Young
Nelson. Patrlcius has had several fights
in Oakland and none of his opponents
ever went the distance with him. He
thinks Young Nelson -will prove a very
slight obstacle in his way. Sailor Gor r
don and Frank Burgess will meet in
one of the six round goes. There will
be one four round: preliminary.
Simpson promises to put his show on
early and have no delays between bouts,
so that any fight fans who attend from
San Francisco will have ample time to
catch an early boat to the city.
Poloists Play First
Game of Season
Before a large gathering; of enthu
siasts members of the Burlingame club
played an exhibition game of polo on
Charles W. Clark's field at El Palomar
— the first game of the season. Seven
members played during the game and
it was necessary \u25a0 for i one . player to 're
tire each period so as to make the
number of men on each side even. The
Whites vrere victorious over the Redsf,
which they downed by a score of 0 to
6. The Reds were R. M. Tobin, W, S.
Hobart. George Parsons and Lawrence
McCreery. Their opponents were T, A.
Driscoll, Dr. W. McEnery and E. \W.
Howard. The players were not in con
dition for a \u25a0 bruising game and the
ponies were not in shape, owing to lack
of work. However, there were some
brilliant Plays executed on both sides.
The first regular game of the season
will be played Thursday on the El
Cerito field at SanMateo.
The" Ultra club; will 'hold its. first
high jinks and smoker tomorrow even
ing, at^ Its: clubrooms,* Folsom , street
near Twentieth. The .committee, in
charge of this affair hasprocured some
talent and plenty of refreshments and
pipes ifor the, guests.: Several boxing
bouts arei on* the : program.; and 7 a good
time 'is promise dfor, the members and
their friends.; * ;
The trottlnfif races, which were to
have been held at the park atadium
under: the auspices i'pf* the. San Fran
cisco driving \u25a0 club yesterday, afternoon
had "to be s declared, off : owing to the
muddy condition of th« track.* ' '
Big Fighters Box Fast Rounds With
Trainers to Entertain Friends
T. P. Magilligan
billy Papke. the middle weight champion of the world, treated
the fight fans who visited Shannon's gymnasium in San Rafael yes
terday afternoon: to seven rounds of the fastest and best'boxing they
have seen in a gymnasium in many a season. The champion sparred
four rounds with' Al Kaufman and ,three with Ollie Cornctt, and
there was not one idle moment in any of the periods of sparring.
.; . The Kewance man felt extra brisk and he went about his work
in a manner that convinced the: fight fans present that he is. a wonder
ful.ringman and entitled to be called the "Thunderbolt/,
Billy took Cornett on first. The big Dane is a powerful, will
ing boy, not altogether devoid of ring knowledge, but he was as
pliable in the hands of the champion as a sack of flour in the brawny
fists of a Dutch miller.
Cornett was down for four rounds with the Kewance man, but
before the end of the third period Tom Jones had to stop the
hostilities to prevent injury to Ollie. Near the finish of the third
spasm Papke shot over one of those convincing right chops, which
seems to be a favorite punch of his. The blow landed on Cornett 's
chin and the big fellow sagged at the knees- and would have went
under had not Papke stepped in' and held him up.
The big Dane weighs 185 .pounds, yet Billy handled him as
though he were- a welter weight. ln*I« "<•
boxing with Cornett Papke displayed
unusual punching power and aggres
siveness. He skipped and hopped
around Ollie like an eagle picking a
snake to pieces. Papke's wonderful
coolness Impressed the fight fans pres
ent. He is a ring mathematician, who
does nothing . by guesswork, but fol
lows a clear and well defined system.
Billy makes few false motions, and is
about the best judge of distance seen
on this coast for years.
The Kewanee man's way of hitting
Impressed every one present. Any time
Papke starts a blow it Is prettty sure
to find a resting place. He hits short
and true as a trivet. Very few of the
Papke punches range more than a foot, j
but he puts his body and a lot of
snap back of them. Billy uses either I
hand with' force, and a few old timers i
who. were on hand recalled visions of
Jack Dempsey, the great Nonpareil, as
soon as they clapped eyes on the Ke
wanee boy. 'It is a question as to
which Js Papke's better hand. He
uses either member freely and sends his
blows in so quickly and so straight
that it Is no easy task getting away
from them. He has a left hand that
would bother the cleverest man in the
world and one that is sure to distress
Katchel more or less, and that right
chop of his is about the neatest punch
put on. display here in years..
The champion has absolutely no fear
of losing to Ketchel. He is abso- i
lately at ease on this point and laughs
whenever any one suggests that titan
ley Ketchel is the Michigan lion.
"Why, if he's the Michigan lion, then
I'm the Michigan lion tamer, and I'll
show you a few new tricks in lion tam
ing on Thanksgiving day. I don't think
Ketchel will last more than ID rounds.
His left hand is the only one that is any
good to him, and I doubt if by Thanks
giving he will have forgotten that
drubbing I gave him In Los Angeles
on Labor day." . .
Papke is supremely confident, and it
is not a- feigned confidence either. It
is highly natural for a man who wal
loped another as badly as he did
Ketchel in Los Angeles to feel no fear
over another bout with the same fel
In the bout with Kaufman. Papke
followed a different plan of action than
that pursued with Cornett. , He was
far more-shifty and showed the box
ing side of himself. He sparred with
Al and proved conclusively that he is
a very hard man to reach.
The short blows that Papke uses are
a wonderful aid to 'his defensive work.
After he lets go and lands he has no
great ground to cover to get back on
guard. He hit Kaufman time and again,
but when Al tried to reach Billy he
found the latter as well concealed under
his gloves as a turtle under its shell.
In the matter of physical maken
Papke Is hardly as impressive as
Ketchel from an artistic standpoint, but
he is built along far more useful lines
for a fighting man. His back is broad
and well arched and finely rounded at
the shoulders. His body is compact
and substantial and is , constructed
along lines that indicate he can take a
world of beating In that section- The
Papke muscles are long and heavy and
not of the showy kind, except the bi
oeps. which are unusually heavy for a
middle weight.
Billy is built largely along the lines
of John L. Sullivan, as that gladiator
appeared when he was at his best, and
Papke gives forth the same impression
of force. He la heavily padded with mus
cle around the back of his shoulders,
but they are not the useless muscles of
the showman. They lay close together
and are as pliable and easily kneaded
as dough.
The shortness of Papke's body makes
that section a very difficult target, and
his shoulders are so well developed that
they form an almost perfect foil against
swings Intended for his Jaw.
Through the chest Papke is a very
thick fellow, giving out the idea that
he ha*, wonderful recuperative ability.
In makeup Papke looks the fighter. In
action he heightens the effect, and
when he launches forth for an assault
on an opponent he leaves no doubt a*
to his fighting qualities.
'In footwork, headwork and boxing
ability he is plainly the superior of
Ketchel. and while in sheer force of
hitting he may not be quite the equal of
Ketchel. his ability to land his blows
Is so much superior to the wild swing
ing of Ketchel that It more than equal
izes any slight advantage Ketchel may
have in force of blows over the Ke
wanee man.
Papke will do his usual routine
training: today and lighten it up to a
mere formal workout Tuesday. Wednes
day he will break camp and come over
to the'eity, where he will put up at the
Fairmont until he is ready to so to the
scene of the battle.
Tom Jones announced Papke's sec
onds for- the battle yesterday and they
will be: Tom Jones, chief handler:
"Bad Bill" Aldrtdge. Al Kaufman and
Ollie Cornett as assistants. - Papke
weighed 158 pounds after his day's
work. \u25a0
The largest crowd that has yet vis
ited Millett's since Ketchel began
training at the Colma "prepping" quar
ters was onhand to watch the Michi
gander work out yesterday. There
were so many on hand when the Mlchl
gander got ready for his workout that
Ketchel contemplated working In the
open' so that all could see-him. but
the chiirin the atmosphere forced him
to forego this \u25a0 plan, with the result
that about half .those who went down
to see him so through his workout
had to remain outside of the-gym
nasium and satisfy themselves with
the accounts of the Mfchlgander's work
that fell from the -lips 1 of - the fortu
nates who saw the former champion In
* Ketchel boxed only six rounds, hav
ing three round set-tos with Mike Mc-
Clure and Charley Mayer. Stanley
worked out In bis well known fashion,
using: his deadly shift a couple of times
and landing it when he tried.
The Mlchigand«>r'B trainers report
him in the finest possible condition and
they have no fear of him losinsr on the
score of not beinsr fit. The bis fellow
says he Is confident of winning; but
Ills, confidence is far from being 1 a 3
natural as the confidence displayed by-
Pa pke.
Whether Ketehel Is in as fit «hap©
as his seconds aver is a bit doubtful.
San Francisco figrht fans will not for
set the glowins: reports given out
about Gans' condition before the last
I fight the Baltlmorean engaged In. but
i when it came to the test in actual
[combat Gans did not show the remark
able condition his adherents claimed for
him. and there are quite a few wiae>
ones who appear to believe that
Ketchel is not as good now as he ha*
been in training for some of his bat
It is quite certain that Ketchel's
tearing around wildly in his automo
bile has not helped his condition any.
He Is naturally a nervous, hiprh strunsr
fellow, and the concentration neee*
sary in the running- of an automobile
must be a strain on him.
While Ketchel is doins his routine
work he is a faithful trainer, but thos<*
off moments with t;ay companions \rx
that little gewgaw of an automobile that
he owns will hardly help him In i ;
coming struggle with the ••Illinois
After his training yesterday Ketchel
made a statement to the effect that he
expected to knock Papke out inside of
10 rounds, but very . few o* the wH*
ones took him seriously. He weighed
182 pounds after his day's toil.
Today will be "Ladles" Day", at th*
Ketchel camp, and all the Juliets, and
Rosalinds who wish to see Papke work
will be.. admitted fre© of charge.
Fitzherbert and Eyebright Head
List for Largest Amounts Won
Of the 255 horses that have started
at Emeryville since the opening of tU<:
local racing season 61 have won and* lS
others have taken down second ami
third money.
S. C. Hlldreth's Fitzherbert and J.
Davis 1 Eyebrlght. by reason of thHr i
respective stake victories, head the list
of winners In respect to the amount of
money won. while Woodcraft. Cottytto
and Anna May are tied for the distinc
tion of having finished first the great
est number of timea.
Ths record of thp horses that have
won in excess of $300 to date at tl \u25a0••
meeting is as follows:
Hor«e. l»t. stl 3d. Cnp. itt»*».
Fitztwrtwrt 1 ntn t i |2 4>»
Eyebricbt t ft t • •_• \u0084.vi
Woodcraft S l A \ i^;, t
Dandelion i » n ft J."c'.'»
Royal TourUt 2 « ft 2 !._W>
Dorante 1 I rt <i i ;».\u25a0;
Cotytto a 1 ft o iliro
Anna May % 1 o « I. •>*.'"•
W. T. OTtrton 2 0 I n !»7.-,
Jrannr fl'Arc 1 v 0 ft ;>.i,i
Mike Jordan 2 2 1 0 77.",
Astronomer 2 ft f> | 77",
Bellw^th^r 2 « l i 7.v,
Don Enriqii* \ 1 I l j 7r,n
Madman 2 O O 2 7i"
F. Lnbbock 2 ft 2 « 7rwi
Billy Pnllman 2 rt I • 1 i; 7.,
V.<i Ball 2 <• ft 1 k.vi
Fbrce 2 o 0 I ST,I
Nebulous ..2 ft ft ft oai»
Tooy Fauat 1. I \u2666» 3 *.V>
Frrd Beat t 1 2 ft t«o
Montsumrry t A t I k.u.
Jewell 1 1" 1 2 .",7ft
ItMtijoqcbe r. 1: 0 « 1 • .VTn
Fireball 1111 s»">
The stables of A. F. Dayton, TV. l\
Millard and William St. Vincent were
shipped, from Emeryville to Arcadia
yesterday. Jack Nunnally, the star of
the Dayton string, will start in the
handicap feature of opening day at
Santa Anita.
Thoroughbred Yearlings
MB. W. OB. SIACDONOLUU. San Mateo. Cul.
To be sold Monday. Nov. S3, at 13:00 — Bay
colt by Orsinl-LoTdUbt: black fllly by Boritia-
OMlna: bay fllly by St. Cario-B«lls of fata
Alto: bay colt by Ossary-Flumerta; bay Oily
iby Orstnl-LanrtUas Maid; bay colt by Onlnl-
Imp. Windflower; bay ally by Qjtoary-Artemls;
bay colt by Oasary- Helen Smith; bajr fllly hr
Or«tnt-Lady Marloa; bay fitly by Onaary-MoonUt.
Yearling* to be sold WEDNESDAY. Dee. 2.
at 12:30 o'clock— Bay colt by Ontlnl-Sptnacd;
bay Ally by Borgta-Orellana; brow a colt by
Orstol-Rose of Cblna: brown fllly by Borsl.i-
(iolden Locks; bay fllly by Otsary-LJzzella; bay
colt by Orslaf-Ed* II; bay fllly by Borxta-
Orbona; brown fllly by Onlnt-May l'nabar; tircm
cel.iine by Mlndora-Bellona; bay fllly by Oretnl-
.Moldene; cbestnat geldlag by St. Carlo-Cam-
pantta; bay filly by Onlnl-Mizpah; brown ;'-H-
inz by Orslnt-ltomaa Lady.
In the paddocks of tba new California Jockey
club. EmerjTli:?, CaL
Livestock Auctioneers.
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