Baldwin-Ritchie Bout Is the Next Plum in Fight Pudding
EVEN THE GRAVE UNDERTAKING OF TRYING TO LIFT A BASEBALL PENNANT HAS ITS LIGHTER SIDES
BOSTON BOY LOSES
NO TIME PREPARING
Weight Question Is Again the Bugaboo
Which Confronts Promoter
Matty Baldwin, the crack Boston lightweight, arrived here yesterday from
Salt Lake City, where he recently boxed Johnny McCarthy to a draw. The
Bostonian is to box Willie Ritchie August 31 before Jim Griffiths club.
Baldwin looked to be in pretty fair shape, and showed no ill effects from
his battle with McCarthy, though the latter had a big advantage in weight.
The scrappy Bostonian seemed to be glad to get back here, as he seems to
have taken a fancy to the west. Baldwin intends to go into training im
mediately. He will locate at Al White's resort in Oakland, where he trained
for his battle with Freddy Walsh some months ago. Baldwin will surround
himself with a competent staff of train
ers and has already engaged Charley
Reilly. who will be his" principal spar
Promoter Griffin has made a change
in his card, and instead of staging
Charley Miller and Jack Geyer for 10
rounds he has strengthened Hip his card
by substituting Johnny McCarthy and
Antor.e la Grave for 10 rounds.
There is another 10 round bout, which
will be the curtain raiser. This bout
brings together- Charley Rodgers and
Willie Cappelle. These lads furnished
a whirlwind bout at a recent four
round show, and there was 'a, general
demand from the fans that they be re
Promoter Griffin Is to ,be~ congratu
lated on signing up this card, for while
there are no championship events on
the program still the matches are be
tween high class boys. The main event
is to go 20 rounds, while the other, at
tractions are scheduled for 10 rounds
each. : "'.'■'-".
Baldwin is a seasoned performer,
while Ritchie is a comer who is just
getting the chance to show his mettle.
Should the latter be successful against
the Bostonian a great future is in store
for him. .
Ritchie's performances in the ring
here have been very impressive, as he
*is ■ finished boxer and his work in the
ring is of the clean cut variety. How
ever, there seems to be lan impression
prevailing among the fans that the
local lad Is not rugged and that he does
not possess the stamina to undergo a
4 -'ling contest. . -
•* There is nothing on which to base
this impression. Ritchie has never
showed any weak points, and the only
way in which the fans have come to
this conclusion is -.due to the fact that
Ritchie is built more on the will o" the
wisp type. Fighters' looks very fre
quently deceive one. Take, for instance,
the case of Kid McCoy. The Hoosier
kid was frequently pitied by the spec
tators when he stripped for action to
try conclusions with some burly heavy
weights who were nearly twice his
siz*. When the battle started. McCoy
v.as always capable of taking care of
himself, no matter how big his op
ponent was. .. «
Ritchie has done most of his boxing
in the four round game and has ac
complished everything that was asked
of him. The coming bout will be the
first really good test for the local lad
and Baldwin will give him a thorough
trying out. "-*'.'"',"V'' r"\
There was a meeting of Ritchie and
Baldwin at Jim Griffin's reso»t last
night and there was a little squabble
over the weight. Ritchie held out for
133 pounds at 5 o'clock and Baldwin
wanted weighing In time at 6 o'clock.
It is hoped that the matter will be
settled and that Baldwin will concede
\<j Ritchie's terms for the sake of the
f* sport -: It is known that the local lad
will have all the trouble he wants
making the weight at 5 o'clock, and
as the fans are against fighters.,train-
Ing down .to a point that weakens
them, the matchmaker should see that
a fair time to both is selected..
There • have been a couple of . matches
staged here where one of the con
testants was In a weakened. condition.
and matches of this kind result in poor
SC It is believed that Baldwin will con
cede to Ritchie's terms as the Bos
nian todk-on McCarthy, who had 10
pounds th advantage of him.
Public Schools Start
The schoolboys of San Francisco are
taking great Interest in the game of
Veldball, and several schools have al
ready signified their intention of en
tering teams In a series of games to
be played in practice before the inter
national match game, which will be
played between an "All-School" team
of San Francisco schoolboys and a team
composed of members of the party of
Australian boys which will arrive here
next month. ...
i Yesterday afternoon the teams from
Washington - and Hancock grammar
schools held a practice on the North
Beach playgrounds under Coach Ward,
who is teaching the boys the game.
This afternoon teams from the
Crocker and Roosevrlt school will meet
for instruction at the etadium, Golden
Gate park, and tomorrow afternoon
the boys from Bay View, Everett and
Franklin schools will start practice at
the Southside playgrounds.
Marquis of Queensberry
To Watch Fight
NEW YORK, Aug. 21.—Billy Papke,
the Illinois "thunderbolt," who is claim
ant to the middle weight championship,
and 'Sailor Burke, * the; New York j as
nira.nt for the title, completed training
period? of i three and six weeks respec
tively today for a 10 round fight: here
tomorrow: night. _ , V«
Papkfc will enter the ; ring 7at - 160
nounds The : two's men met- once before,
three years ago. when- Papke won the
DO p U lar decision, although -. Burke - al
most won ■,in : the third, when he put his
man down. ;.-» ■ : ■ .- -s- ■■■", ■■.. *-.;.. "~>•'■■.;.■■.■■■
It will be Papke s first appearance! in.
this country since his return frcyi Eng
land ■ an4 Australia, where he defeated
Dave J Smith and Jim Sullivan. Charley
White will "*refereee the bout, and
among the?spectators^ will be the r, mar
quJs of Queensberry, who I arrived here
> Saturday «to make : a study of * sports in
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OIELB TO MEET AT BASKETBALL
VALI-WO, Aug.' 21.—The girls* basketball
fpj>rn of St. Vincent'« icnvcut school will jro to
Beufcla" September,o to most! the players of St.
Catherine's academy. - . * ;f
BATTLER STILL HAS
OLD FIGHTING LUST
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
SACRAMEXTO. Aug. 21.—Bat
tling Kelson will fight in Sacra
mento Labor day. His opponent
has not yet been selected, but
will be either Frankle Burns,
Lew Powell or Matty Baldwin.
Ancil Hoffman, formerly match
maker for the Sacramento ath
letic club, is the promoter of the
fight. He has revived the old
Capital athletic club and the fight
will be conducted under the
auspices of that club at Buffalo
park following the ball game.
Hoffman received a wire from
Kelson today accepting his terms
and agreeingl to fight any of the
three men named at 133 pounds.
Hoffman expects to get definite
word from Jack Perkins, manager
for Burns. within 24 hours.
Burns, personally. Is willing to
sign. Kelson asks for a money
guarantee and 50 per cent of
the gate receipts.
TO EAT ANGELS
Commuters Are Playing Well
Now and Stand to Go Into
The Oaks will open here this after
noon against the lowly Angels, and
unless all signs fail Wolverton's men
should get away with the series.
Oakland appears to have hit its stride
and the showing of the team in the
south was more than the most ardent
supporters of the club expected of it.
Vernon had heretofore been a stum
bling- block to the Oaks, but the trans
bay team switched the cut and gave
vernon a fine trimming, getting away
with four out of six games and holding
them to a tie in yesterday's contest.
The Oaks are right behind Vernon
and Portland, and if either team has a
slump Wolverton's ciub is sure to jump
into second place. •
The Seals left for the south, where
they play Vernon this week. Long's
club is badly crippled, and the tough
luck which seems to be following the
club is still with It.
Buck Weaver, Longs star inflelder,
who was Injured in Sunday's game, is
still in bad shape and he did not go
south with the club. Moskiman and
Noyes were also left behind.
Manager Long has secured another
outfielder. His. name is Nay lor, and he
comes from the Oklahoma-Texas
league. He has been batting at a sen
sational clip and the player comes well
recommended to Long. He is on his
The riot at Portland was a nasty
affair as it involved men who should
have been the last to participate In
such rowdyism. According to reports,
Walter McCredie did not show many
gentlemanly instincts by his actions,
and the conduct of his uncle, Congress
man McCredie. was not such as will
benefit the game.
It ts up to President Graham to take
action. Severe methods should be re
sorted to, as it is the only way of
doing away with rowdyism.
Portland plays Sacramento this week.
The Senators finished up in great shape
against the Seals, and If they keep up
the clip the Beavers will find them
Steve Reagan, who played shortstop
for the Oakland team a few years ago,
will not be seen in a uniform again
as the result of an accident which oc
curred at a recent game in the Central
league. He will be crippled for the
rest of his life. The accident came
when he was eliding into second. He
suffered a complicated fracture of the
right leg above the ankle. This was
to be hi< last year in baseball as he
was to graduate from the Kansas City
Medical college and intended to take up
Catcher Gleason of the Oaks Is due
here today and will be seen in action
during one of the games with the An
gels. He is a strapping big fallow and
has a good whip. He hails from the
wilds of Oregon.
Bat Bohen, the Napa recruit, will be
sent in against the Angels next week.
He was wired by Wolverton to report
at once, and will be on hand today,
when the Oaks arrive.
Elmer Zacher, the heavy hitting Oak
land outfielder, found the Vernon pitch
ers for 13 hits out of 26 trips to the
bat. Maggert and Teideman also hit
The Oaks proved to* be a fine road
team last week, taking four out of
six games from the Beavers andß put
ting Vernon in the lead. Then they
go down south and take the Hooligans
down the line, putting Portland in the
Wolverton said last Bight that he
would use Pernoll or Christian In to
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, TUESDAY, AUGUST 22^^191]^
Oaks and Villagers Battle to a
Twelve Inning Draw;
Score 3 to 3
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 21.—1n a great
12 inning contest that was ended in
order to allow the Oaks to catch a
train, Vernon and the Commuters bat
tled to a tie today at Washington
park. The score was 3 to 3 and all
the scoring was done in the ninth,
tenth and eleventh innings. The ex
citement was so intense that one fan
Abies was on" the Job for Oakland
and Carson bore the brunt of the bat
tle for the Villagers, although Brack
enridge and Hitt assisted him in the
latter part of the game. The score
for the series stands Oakland four.
Vernon two, one tie. Both twirlers
were working in euch form that for
eight innings there was nothing doing
in the run getting line. Vernon, how
ever, sent men to second and third
frequently, and once or twice an am
bitious villager was nipped at the
plate. The Commuters, on the other
hand, failed to reach third base until
the eighth inning.
Starting the ninth, Hoffman dropped
a single in right. He went to second
on Wares' sacrifice and to third on
Cutshiw's out. Coy brought Hoffman
home with a clean single. The Villagers
came back In their half and made it all
one. Brashear led with a double that
caused the fan to faint. He went to
third on a wild pitch and scored on
Hosp's single. Hosp got as far as third,
but was caught off the bag. Mitze to
Zacher, first- up in the tenth, singled
Ito left and Wolverton sent, him to
i second with a sacrifice. Big Tiede
j mann came; through with a • single,
scoring-■ Zacher. This did not .stump
the fighting Villagers and they > tied
the score again in their half. »_Carlisle
was hit by a .pitched ball and ; Ross
sacrificed him fto ■« second. • He ? scored
on Patterson's double. In the eleventh
Hoffman doubled to left and scored on
Wares' long" drive. - , ;, : -.
»\ The: Villagers did their part and
put over a mart in the last half. Hosp
| started. out : with a -smashing: double i
and scored easily when ? little. Burrell
poked a single to •;-."■ center. In the :
twelfth both sides were retired easily, 1
and the game ended. The score: -
AB. It. Bn. PO. A. E.
Carlisle, c.'f '... 5:11 2 0.0
Ross. 1. f 4 0 0 4 0 0
Patterson, 1b...;.....:.. 5 0 1 32 0 0
Brashear. 2b ......~4 11 3 1 0
McDonnell, r. f .'......... 5 0 2 S 10
Jlosp,- 55....:............ 5 1 2 « 11
Burrell, 3b.............. S 0 1 1 'fi/0
Hogan, c. ...t........... 5 0 2 5 2 0
Carson, .............. 3 0 1 0 4 0
Braekenrldfe, p.. 0 0 0 0 1 0
•Brown ................. 1 0 0. 0 0 0
H1tt.iip....... 10 0 0 10
Total .. .......... 41 3 11 36 17 1
•Brown batted for Carson; in the ,: tenth. ■
OAKLAND V V
f AB. B. BH. PO. A. E.
Hoffman, 1. f............ 5 2- 2 1 0 0
Wares, 55......^.....:.. 4 0 1 1 4 0
Cutshatv,. 2b............. 5 0 0 5 5 0
Coy. r. f.:..::V..;...... 5 0 14 2 0
Zsoher. c. t ..'. T.... .... 3-' 1 1 10 0
WolTWton. 3b '..*.:.-. 3 ft 112 0
Tiedemann, 1b.......;... 5 0 1 14 v 0 01
Mltze, c........ ...5 0 0 8 34 1
Abie5.'p.';......... 4 0 0 0 3 0
Martinoni, p......... -1 - 0 0 0 0 0
Total ................ .40 3 7, 38 19 l'
BUNS AND HITS BY i INNINGS ;
Vernon ........... 000 00 0 001 1 1 o—"3
Oakland .......... 000 000 1110— 3
1 ; Basebits ;*;..;;..-.; 0 10000002220—7
SjßiP^^^^^SUMMAßy ,' '. ' -.'; ■ ;.'■■■;*.
- Off Hltt—2 hits and 1 run in 1 2-3 innings. Off
Carson— i lifts 5 and .8% runs in 10 innings. Off
: Abies-S r bits " and s2 / runss In * 10;: innings. -' ■:•. Two
base hits—McDonnell, Brashear. Patterson. Hoff
man, < Hosp. -' Sacrifice hit*—Ross ; ; (2) ? Wares,
: Burrell, Wolverton. >. Stolen?, —Tiedcmann.
First * base « on s called <t halls—Off >- Carson -■■ 2. ••; off
i Abies. 2. \ off : Hltt', 1. !--: Struck \ oat—By ; Carson SS.
by * Able* 4. by Martinoni 3. ~> by Hitt ;1. Double
i play—Coy to Mit*e. Wild pitch—Abies. Hit by
. pitched ■--. ball—Patterson and - Carlisle. ■£ Time $ it
game—2 hours and 15 : minutes. Umpire—Me
Stanford Football Hopes
Get Slight Boost
Information was received yesterday
that Gelßsler, the crack three-quarter
of the Stanford team last year, has de
cided to return to Palo Alto next week
and would be a sure candidate for the
football team. He will arrive at Palo
Alto from Los Angeles on Saturday and
start light training immediately.
Cort Decius, who was ineligible to
play for Stanford last year owing to a
transfer from the University of South
ern California, will return to Stanford
again. It is thought that Decius will
only return on probation, and if this is
the case he will be ineligible for the
team. Louis Cass has definitely decided
to return and will be a valuable acqui
sition in the back field. Cass played
halfback on the V 909 team and was sub
on last year's fifteen.
Stanford wijl not play any games
until it meets the Barbarians Septem
ber 1.6. The opening football rally, at
which candidates for the squad will be
signed up, is to be held Saturday, Sep
tember 2. At this rally all the princi
pal men connected with the game at
Stanford will speak. Coach Presley
will start active work September 5.
The only off campus game that the
team will play this season is that
against the University of Southern Cal
ifornia at Los Angeies October 14. Last
year the Stanford team made the trip
to Reno, but this year the southern
trip will be made instead.
Rugby prospects at St. Mary's college
this season appear particularly bright.
Ten veterans will return to college. J.
Roth, Cann. Piebling and Walker are
the men lost by graduation.
Coach George Faulkner will be In
command once more. Practice will
start about September 6.
AMERICAN OWNED HOKBES WIN
15DEAUVILLE. . France. Aug. 21. — American
owned | horses | won first i honors in thr««T«r«ot« I and
captured ■ second, place ', In : another race here I today.
Frank f ■>. Gould** jf Jarretlere woo s the I Prix sd»
Meantryjof. |1.000. distance■ fire | furlongrs. and his
J««t Jnlen 4 II « finished |second i in i the * Prix l de > Blon ■?■
▼III* lof $600. which % wa« i rtm lat s one j mile. The
I'rix Ida fc Montr-aMy lof I $1,000. distance alO fur
long*. wa« "won Iby Eugene I Fl»chofl"s I Catajcne.ttes
; RaU>c«ere.< owned by W. K. Vanderbllf, won the 1
Tris de torques of $1,000 at six furlongs.
I BEAVERS START OUT j
WITH SLIGHT LEAP\\
PACIFIC; COAST LEAGUE *
Clubs— Won. ; Lout. \ Pet.
Portland :......... 73 "< 00 548
Vernon ...;....:. 77 04 54«
Oakland .........78 «S 528
San • Francisco. .72 71 . 503
Sacramento ...... «7 73 47»
Loii Angeles \\ .. 57 86 308
RESULTS; OF GAMES
Vernon 3. Oakland 3, (called In
12th: to allow Vernon to catch
train.) :. - ____^___l'' A '..- :' '
Oakland vs. -: Los ",: An«ele« at
Recreation! park. ; ,
> •(an Francisco at \ rernon.
Portland at Sacramento.
Local Subleague Calls Meeting
to Arrange for Rugby
President R. Do.ld of the San Fran
cisco subleague has called a special
meeting to be held at Cogswell school
Thursday afternoon. This is the an
nual meeting and plans for the coming
football season will be discussed and a
schedule of games arranged for the
championship of the league.
The subleague will only handle Rug
by football, as none of the members
now play the intercollegiate game. At
next Thursday's meeting delegates
from Lowell, Polytechnic. Cogswell,
Mission, Lick, Wilmerdfng, Commercial
and St. Jgnatiu* will take their seats.
Cecil Pomeroy, a member of the Bar
barian Rugby team, is at present coach
ing the Cogswell high school team. The
Cogswell squad is one of the largest
turned out in recent year. The squad
is out three times a week at the
stadium under Coach Pomeroy. and the
balance of the week the men go
through light work on the field at the
school grounds, which have recently
been put in condition for football.
J. Collins, who was a member of
the Rugby squad at Lowell last season,
has transferred to Polytechnic and
started practice with the First avenue
school Rugby men.
John Carrol, last year's captain at
Polytechnic, has come out for Rugby
and is trying out for a place -on the
team. Cox, full back on last year's
Poly intercollegiate team, was out for
practice yesterday for the first time.
James "Lafferty, who coached Poly
last spring, has found he is unable to
devote his time to the team, and the
Poly management is looking around
for a suitable coach.
Rugby practice starts at Mission to
day. Captain Waymire will have
charge of the squa.l and coach the
team during the season. Waymire
played the star game for the Mission
team last season in the A. A. I* cham
pionship and has had considerable ex
perience." Lally. Meadows and Yoell
are three strong men who will be
missed by the Mission team in its line
up this season.
Lowell, the champion swimming
school of the Academic league, is put
ting all its energies into the nata
torial art. The men of the squad are
training. The interclass meet will be
held September 1. and dual meets are
being arranged with other schools.
Ernie Smith, one of the fastest swim
mers who has ever represented Lowell,
will make his first appearance in the
Pacific Athletic association champion
ships Friday night at the Y. M. C. A.
tank. Smith will represent the Y. M.
C. A. Another high school lad who will
swim for the association is Johnson,
the one legged wonder from Cogs
Lowell has decided not to enter any
track and field meets this season, but
will encourage interclass events with a
view of building up the track team,
which of late has become disorganized.
The Interclass track meet has been
set for September 18 and a large entry
list Is looked for.
Manager Underhlll of the Lowell
football squad has arranged a pre
liminary program of games as fol
lows: August 26. Oakland high at
Oakland*, August 30, Lick at stadium;
September 9, Berkeley high at Berke
ley; September 16 California university
freshman team; September 19, Fremont
high at Oakland.
The tryouts for the Berkeley high
swimming team were held yesterday
in the Berkeley Y. M. C. A. tank. Man
ager Lindsay was pleased with the
showing made. The men on the team
are as follows: Witter. McElroy, KiJ
der. Lindsay, Erskine and Marston.
The San Rafael high school is play-
Ing Rugby football for the first time.
A M Cuthbertson, a former Stanford
football star and at present a teacher
at the school, is coaching the squad.
More than 30 men are working out.
and some promising material is in
The students of the John C. Fremont
high school of Oakland by a unanimous
vote today decided to withdraw the
football team membership from the
Academic Athletic league and it was
also voted not to enter a team in the
San Francisco subleague. The reason
for withdrawing the team Is that all
the schools on this side of the bay have
left the league with the exception of
the Oakland and Polytechnic high
schools. Efforts are now under way to
organize into a league the eight high
schools In Alameda county.
BOXER TO TRAIN IN VALLEJO
VALU2JO, Aug. 21.—Manager Charlea F.
Orennan f. of A the s Palm Athletic f club I recoiTed
wrird from CoaHnga that Walter Coffer iof s San
Franclaco. who ' defeated ' Pat: Cornyn *In , the j tenth
round 9 of i their l scheduled * 20 j round I battle b last
Saturday,* will | come i here j next f Sunday to I train |
for * his I bout ? with "Sailor" Petrockey aof I Goat
Island,! which Is | neheduled I for ; the i night jof .! Sep- s
tember 5. Coffey will do fa is training at Flos- I
den. trhlle Petroekey will get In condition at
EBDIE SMITH BLIOHTLT IMPROVED |
OAKLAND. An*. 21.—Reports, from Providence i
hospital 1 today, where | Eddie '$ Smith, the | well i
known I referee. Is ; lying' «erlouslyj III;* were that
hi* f condition! win slightly Improved. ml Smith baa j
been Buffering a from an « attack?of brain fever >
.for the last six weeks. Dr. 0. D. Hamlln ia j
Newport Fitted With Players
Who Seek to Wrest Laurels
NEWPORT, R. 1., Aug. 21.—At the
opening day of the thirty-first all
comers' tournament of the national
lawn tennis championship on the Ca
sino courts today an unprecedented
number of players appeared to contest
for the purpose of meeting W. A. Lam
ed in the challenge match. Nearly
200 contestants were provided for in
the opening round.
A large number of defaults tßd&y
cleared the list considerably. All the
leading players won easily. Former
National Champion W. J. Clothier of
Philadelphia dropped out, owing to
The principal match of the day -was
between Thomas C. Bundy of Cali
fornia, who won the all comers' tourna
ment last year and who has been se
lected for this year's Davis cup team,
and F. C. inman, a New York expert.
Bundy won, 4—6. 6—4; 6 —o, 6—2, by
better work at the net.
It is no secret that William A. Lam
ed will defend his title In the singles
and it is possible that there may be a
repetition of last year's memorable
match in the challenge round, when
Thomas C. Bundy, the Californian, gave
Lamed a five set tussle.
Another player prominent in the sin
gles is Maurice E. McLoughlin, the
young California, who is the New York
Others to be reckoned with are T. R.
Pell, the national indoor champion;
Melville H. Long of California; Beals
C. Wright; Walter Merrill Hill, the
middle states champion, and Richard
H. Palmer, the tristate champion.
Touchard and Little, the challengers
for the doubles, are in fine condition
for the match against Hackett and
Alexander, the holders. The latter were
beaten in the New York state doubles,
but they hope to retain their title here.
First round—E. P. Lamed beat Caplin, 6—o,
6—o. 6—l; O. P. Gardner Jr. beat Gumming*.
ft—o, 6—2, 0—1: X. W. Xllea. beat C. M. Bull,
q —o, 6—l, C—o; T. f. Bundy beat F. M. Inman.
4—«, c—4. 6—o. 6—2: G. S. Cuttln beat Heyl,
6—2. ft—2, 6—l: McLoughlfn bent NettletOß,
p, -2 C—*. 6—3: Wright beat Alexander, fi—o,
ft — 1\ 6—o; Waidner beat Hobbs, 6 —l, 6—o.
«—2; Ames beat McLane. 6 —o, 6—2. 6—2; Fall
heat Noblltt. fi—2, 6—3. 6—4; Josephs beat
Thomao. o—3. C—3. 6—3.
Second round- Church beat Jarkson, 6—l, 6—l,
6—l; Gardner beat Walroua, 6—3, 6—3, 6—4.
Four Rounders Promise
The four rounders will hold the
boards next Friday night, when Man
ager Louis Parente of the White Rock
club will stage his all star card. It is
one of the best short distance boxing
cards that has been offered the fans
in some time, and some exciting mill-
Ing should result during the evening.
The showing of Danny O'Brien, the
crack northwest lightweight, who is
matched with Rufe Turner, will be
watched with interest. O'Brien has
performed here a few times and has
showed himself to be a comer. He
meets a seasoned performer in Turner,
who knows the game.
The bout between Walter Coffey, the
crack middle weight, and Rufus Wil
liams should be well contes^gd. Wil
liams has been out of the game for
some time as the result of an injury,
but he is well again and in good con
dition to battle.
Yujiro Watanabe, the Japanese cham
pion, will meet a tough customer in
Kid Wayne. The latter is an aggres
sive chap who likes to mix it, and h«
will be after the Jap all the time.
Watanpbe has not yet been beaten.
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' ' TOURNEY SEPT. 2-4 ,-
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
SACRAMENTO, Aug. 21.—The
twelfth annual tennis tourna
ment for the championships of
northern California will be held
at the McKinley park courts
September 2, 3, and 4. Sacra
mento has a number of entries
and tennis players will compete
from a dozen or more counties
of the northern part of the state.
The cup for singles is held now
by A. R. McSwaln of this city.
It is a perpetual trophy given
by Mrs. S. A. Kidder of Grass
Valley. The Birdsall trophies
for men's doubles are now held
by Victor Chambers and A. R~
McSwain. A number of addi
tional cups have been offered.
All matches will be the best two
out of three. The tournament is
open to all amateurs in northern
though he hat had many fights around
Willie Purtell and Dick Wheeler, a
couple of slugging lightweights, will
tangle for four rounds. Both of them
like to mix it and the finish should
come along before end of the fourth
Ah Chong, the Chinese boxer, will
try conclusions with Billy Brannon.
Hans Wagner opposes Indian Al
Rogers. Tommy Snallham meetg
George Murray and Mike Kutchos will
battle with Lee Johnson.
Sloop Nixie Returns to
The 52 foot sloop 'Nixie, well known
to every yachtsman on the bay a few
seasons ago, has returned to these wa
ters. The handsome yacht was pur
chased by L. N. Edwards more than a
year ago from the estate of the late
Fulton Berry, the grand old man of the
yachting game in this city.
Edwards took the craft to Los An
geles, where it has been ever since. A
month ago the boat was advertised for
sale, and Alphonse Hirsch Sr. went to
Los Angeles and purchased it. With
Jo© Melhope in charge and a crew of
three men the yacht left Los Angeles
last Friday and arrived here yesterday
after a good trip.
The Nixie has a racing history as
long as its boom and has dozens of cups
and trophies to show for its many
races. The return of the boat to these
•waters will be pleasant news to local
yachtsmen, and next season the boat
will undoubtedly take part in the va
rious races around the bay.
As in the past, the boat will fly the
Corinthian club burgee, for Joe Mel
hope is an enthusiastic Corinthian.
Doc Hirsch will captain the boat for
his father and Will Haley will be one
of the regular crew. The yacht is in
great shape and has recently been out
fitted with a new suit of sails.
Members of the Aeolian Yacht club
will attempt next Sunday to swim the
Golden gate. Among those who have
entered for the race are Ralph Da
badle. Ben Jost, Carl Strom. L. T. Ward.
Teddy Leydecker, William Woodside,
Georjre Postel, George Jones, Arthur
Jost, E. B. Hruzzone, Edward Langren
and G. W. Bell. Boats from the club
will accompany the swimmers.
WAGNER'S ANKLE SPRAINED, NOT BROKEN
PITTSBURG, Aug. 21. —Definite announcement
was made tonight that the injured ankle of Hans
Wagner, shortstop of tlie Pittsburg ball team.
shows no break and that the player •n.«tained
only a serere sprain. It in said Wagner will not
b* 'able to Join the team until after the present
ST. LOUIS SIGNS A SLUGGER
'1•• ST.';, I/Ot'ia. Aug. 21. —H local v- American
league Baseball team today signed John Kutlna,
first | basemen sof i the * Sag ma . Mich., - team, '■who
leads the • Southern - Michigan association :■ In bat
White Hope Morris on
Way to Fight
TULSA, Okla.. Aug. 21.—Carl Morris,
the Oklahoma " white hope,'* with his
wife and his trainer. Con Itiley, left
here tonight for New York city to join
his manager, P. Bufer, who is there
making final preparations for Morris'
bout with Jim Flynn, the Pueblo fire
Morris said today the bout would he
pulled oft* in Pollock's arena. Allen
hurst, New York city, about the middle
of next month, the exact date to be
His sparring partners in the training
camp at Allenhurat will be Joe Jean
ette, Joe Cotton and Al Kubiak.
Major League Avails of
-CINCINNATI, 0., Aug. 21.--A supple
mental list to-that of July 20 of major
league players ,sold to minor league
clubs with options to rdfctll August
together with a list of players recalled
by :; major league clubs-under such op
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by the national baseball commission.
5 Among options for the; repurchase , of
players that have been exercised are:
American '-'l eague: By Cleveland from Port
land— Ryan, Steen and Peckinpnujrh.
By I New - York 1 from * Oakland—Abies. ;
"Byi Boston from Sacramento-^-Thomas.
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