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Stage All Set for Big Glove Battle at New Orleans
Willis' Counsel Says He'll Sue
Every One of 59 Other
Stock Holders in Club
FAN JOSE, Nov. 2.—That he intended
■uing every one of the 59 other stock
holders of the San Jose Baseball asso
ciation for the pro rata of each of the
debts of the defunct corporation was
the statement today of William R. i
Biaggl, counsel of the assignees of
Browne Willis, promoter of the San
Jose baseball team here In 1910.
The sixtieth stockholder, J. Benson,
carrying his fight from a justice court
Into the superior court, obtained a ver
dict Thursday relieving him from any
responsibility as a stock holder on the
ground that he had been drawn Into
buying through the misrepresentations
of Willis. Several attorneys represent
ing other business men involved took
a hand in the fight and it was thought
that efforts to hold them responsible
would cease as a result of the jury's
verdict in the upper court.
Practically all of the business men
, as witnesses testified that Willis
came here from Cuba and represented
himself as a man of great wealth and
only wanted them as stock holders to
jzrive the impression that San Jose in
general was behind the team, saying
that they would not be responsible for
any debts contracted.
Brooklyns Play Vallejo
Team Today
The Brooklyn American code football
team will invade Vallejo today and
play the Vallejo.team. This will be the
first American game played ln Vallejo
this season.
The Vallejo team is said to be a
strong one, being made up of a combina
tion of the former champion Winged
"V" team and the Telegraphs, also of
Vallejo. The Brooklyns will have a
stronger lineup today than the one
that went down to defeat before the
soldiers last Saturday.
The game will be refereed by Charlie
Goshen, former coach of the Winged
"V" team, and Lieutenant Ellis of Mare
island will umpire.
Kramer Too Speedy for
Jackie Clarke
BOSTON, Nov. 2.—Frank L. Kramer,
American champion, won the interna
tional Indoor spring championship one
mile bicycle race here tonight in two
consecutive heats by defeating Jackie
Clarke of Australia.
The time of the first heat was 2 min
utes 5 3-5 seconds, and the second 2
minutes 3 3-5 seconds.
Aimer Collins of Lynn took the Inter
national indoor motor championship 10
mile rare, his time being 16 minutes
30 3-5 seconds. George Wiley of Syra
cuse, world's champion, was forced to
take second place.
Capital Fly Casters To
Hold Tournament
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
SACRAMENTO. Nov. L.—Members of
■ ramento Fly Casting club are ar
ranging for a tournament to be held at
South Side park in this city on Thanks-
K-ving day. Fly casters from all see
<>f the state will be invited. The
local club is arranging to purchase a
site up the Feather river for a club
house. A committee is now hunting the
where trout fishing is the best.
Soccer Season on at
t —
SACRAMENTO, Nov. 2.—The Sa.-ra
mento soccer season opens tomorrow
with a game at Oak park between tfie
Bachelor and Benedick teams. The first
league game of the winter schedule was
to have been played Sunday but it has
been poatponed a week. Morgan will
captain the single men and Button is
chief of the Benedicks.
Olympic Club's Glove Artists
Are Training Hard for Ama
teur Meet at L. A.
The boxers of the Olympic club are
making active preparations to take
part ln the Pacific coast amateur box
ing championships that are to be held
in Los Angeles November 14, 15 and 16.
The winged "O" glove artists are all
Jin training for the big tournament, and
I the club's representatives will be se
lected some time this week. Prof.
George Green, better known to the
fight fraternity as Young Corbett, has
recently been added to the Olympic box
ing staff and Is training the men ln
conjunction with Bill Leonard. These
two experts hope to furnish the winners I
in the majority of the classes.
Green has many promising boys and
will take a full team seuth. Bob Mc-
Allister Is looked on as a sure winner
of the middle weight title. He is one ;
of the best men that the club has had
for years past and has all the earmarks
of developing into a world beater.
There Is no one else at the club in his
class to compare with him and he is
already assured of his place on the
Jim Long, who represented the club
successfully in the last coast champion
ship, Is in training, but It will depend
entirely on himself as to whether he
enters this year or not. He Is not in
j condition at present, but If he can
round into some sort of shape he •will
undoubtedly make the trip. Otto Wal-
I risen is another of the club's big men,
j and he probably will go along in the
I heavy weight class.
j The 125 pound division has many
Igood lads. Including a dark horse
j brought into the club by Bob McAllister.
(According to Phil Wand, this lad is a
j comer and is going to take a lot of
beating in the south in his particular
class. He has wiped the floor with
I everything in sight at the club.
Mat Twomey is another good boy ln
j this class, and Ray Nolan and J. Finnan
I are out for a position among the 125
1 poundera.
Phil Noonan is showing to best ad
vantage at present in the 135 pound
division, but one or two others are
being tried out by Green and Leonard
who are expected to make good.
Trainer Al Lean will accompany the
team to Los Angeles and attend to the
"wubbing" department with his usual
dexterity and skill. The Los Angeles
Athletic club will entertain the teams
during their stay in the south, and the
boys will make It their headquarters
The squad will leave November 12, In
charge of Boxing Commissioner Phil
McCredie Is Trying To
Get Stanford Tosser
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
There is a probability that Stanford
will lose Zeb Terry, her crack short
stop and captain of the baseball team,,
to the Portland club of the Pacific Coast
league. Justin Fitzgerald of Santa
Clara university, empowered by Man
ager McCredie to sign up Terry, has
approached him with McCredie's offer
to join the Portland team next year
Terry has not decided whether or not
he will play professional ball. Port
land would surely get a great player
in Terry. He has led the batting list
of the cardinal tossers for the last
two years, besides being a great short
"Tlie Mearns-Knight car again cams
into the limelight a short time ago in
the endurance contest given by the
Pine Tree Motor Contest association
of Portland, Me., says Manager Tool*> of
the local Steams branch
"This contest, run under the rules and
with the sanction of the contest board
of the American Automobile associa
tion, was an especially hard one, as is
shown by the fact that during the en
tire 441 miles of the trip an average
of 26.38 miles per hour was obtained
To those experienced in automobile
driving a grand average of S6 miles
per hour for three day's consecutive
running is something to be held in
great respect, especially in view of
the fact that this car carried ladles
during the entire trip, and the con
test was turned into a pleasure trip
as much as anything else."
All Louisiana Bets on Joe Mandot
Champion Wolgast, However, Not Worried
Lightweight King Will Have Battle of His Life Before a
Red Hot Mandot Audience
NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 2.—A1l is set for the cham
pionship fight between Wolgast and Mandot Monday
night. The New Orleans lad is favorite in the betting
here tonight. How much of this is due to local pride
and how much to real expert belief that a new lightweight
champion is to result from next week's battle it is diffi
cult to saw The men who know fighting men when they
see them and who have watched the boys at work are
agreed that it will be one of the most evenly contested
battles ever seen in New Orleans. Mandot is the better
boxer of the two, but boxing is not going to win this
Tommy Walsh sized up the situation as it strikes the
well informed fight fan when he said:
. "Pugilistic history was made that night when Wolgast
first met Nelson. It gave Wolgast all the confidence
that he could beat Nelson, and also a good line on how to
fight him the next time. We all know what happened.
It was a no decision contest, just like this one with
Mandot. but it proved the undoing of the greatest light
weight champion the world has had in a long time.
In the Meantime Ritchie Is Here,
Looking for the Scalp of •
The eyea of the pugilistic world are
now focused upon New Orleans. With
Lightweight Champion Ad Tv\lgast and
his sturdy challenger, Joe Mandot,
ready to jump into the ring tomorrow
night and settle their 10 round dispute,
all is set for a fight the like of which
the sunny south has not known since
those halcyon days when Corbett and
Fltzsimmons, Sullivan, Hall, Dixon
and Dempsey were the stars of the
roped arena some 20 years ago.
This battle will have an important
bearing on the local situation, too.
One of the principals Is due to fight
here this month, about Thanksgiving
day, and it Is highly probable that
both of them will show. According to
dispatches, Mandot is to clash with
Joe Rivers ln Los Angeles on Thanks
giving day, while Jim Coffroth has
high hopes of landing Wolgast for a
match ln this city.
Willie Ritchie and his manager,
Billy Nolan, have shown up at the cru
cial moment. They arrived from No
lan's Lake county ranch late on Friday
evening and they intend to stick
around and await the outcome of the
New Orleans battle before taking any
steps In any set direction.
Ritchie's hand has entirely healed
and he now stands willing and ready
to talk business with any of the pro
moters. The Wolgast bee Is still
buzzing around in the bonnet of the
sturdy little Callfornian and he has
an Idea, that it will soon be hia luck
to Induce the champion to step into the
ring with him. But most of the fans
have their doubts.
Two promoters, Coffroth and Eddie
Graney, intend to pull big shows this
month. Graney holds the local date,
while Coffroth is going to stage an at
traction in his Mission street arena.
P.oth are sanguine of landing an attrac
tive match, though neither seems to
know just where he figures.
Nolan had a long talk with Graney
yesterday relative to a bout between
Ritchie and Frankie Burns of Oakland,
but the talk resulted ln naught. Graney
does not seem to be quite willing to
accede to Nolan's terms. The latter is
a shrewd manager who believes in
getting all that there is In sight for
his fighters, and it is a difficult task
to make him back down. J-lowever,
they may patch up their little differ
ences within the next few days.
"Ritchie is ready to fight now and I
am ready to talk business with any of
the promoters." said Nolan last even
ing. "If Ritchie can not beat Burns,
then he may as well go back to driving
automobiles, and I may as well go back
to the ranch and forget all about the
fighting game. This is the way I look
at it. I think that Ritchie is the- next
lightweight champion of the world.
"In the event that we can not get a
suitable match rigiit here in San Fran-
Copyright. 1»12. by R. X. G«ld»«r*.
[Spec/a/ Dispatch to The Call] .
"I am just wondering if the same thing is going to
happen this time. Champions are only human, and they
come and go like the roses in summer. Who knows but?
that this may be another Wolgast-Nelson affair?
"One thing is sure, Mandot's chances look much
brighter from an outside view than Wolgast's did when
he met Nelson, for Joe is a great boy to size up an op
ponent. Champions come and go; remember my words."
Wolgast is not at all worried ov«r the fact that the
betting is against him or that the crowd will be red hot
for Mandot.
"Those things don't win fights," he said tonight.
A few wagers at even moryey have been made by
Mandot's ardent supporters that the local fighter will
score a knockout, and not a few even bets have been
made that Mandot will get a majority vote in the un
official decision which will be rendered by local sport
Wolgast today announced he would gladly meet
Packey McFarland in a finish match without insisting
that the latter weigh in at ringside.
Cisco, Ritchie and I will jump to New
York without further delay. I have no
less than four offers from New York
and Philadelphia promoters. The game
Is just getting good back there now,
and we can keep busy and get plenty
of money in the short distance game if
there Is nothing ln store for us here."
It is to be hoped that one of the pro
moters comes to the rescue and stages
a match of some class. The fans are
hungry for such an attraction. It has]
been months and months since a real I
high grade twenty round ring contest J
has been put on in San Francisco, which
up to a short time ago was looked
upon as the very center of the boxing
game, the one place above all others
for action.
The only redress the local fight fans
have is the four round game. This Is
In a thriving condition, better now than
ever simply because there are no coun
ter attractions. The people of San Fran
cisco have been used to the best there
is in the fighting game, but the rows
among the promoters and the fight
managers is beginning to kill off the
great sport.
They say that Wolgast has given
Coffroth his word that he will fight
somebody here this month, but nobody
can tell who this mysterious "some
body" is. With the promoter and Man
ager Nolan at dagger's points, it does
not appear reasonable that Ritchie will
be pitted against the champion. The
other best bet is Burns, who apparently
is willing enough to go on.
Now Coffroth is worried as to the
outcome of the New Orleans engage
ment. Wolgast has a happy faculty of
Injuring himself in every fight of im
portance, and if he comes to the bat
with one of his old time stalls, there
will be no chance to hook him up for
a battle In San Francisco this month.
He is therefore a very unreliable per
former. They never can depend upon
On the other hand. If Wolgast Is
knocked out by Mandot it will mean the
finish of the champion and idleness for
the other challengers for.many a long
day to come. As we all know, new
champions generally forget all about
the ring and seek seclusion on the
stage. Then when the footlight game
wears out they graciously consent to
do just a little more fighting.
From present indications Wolgast will
have to knock the southern fighter out
In order to win. The affair is to be
one of those ten round no decision
birds, the newspaper writers rendering
the verdict. We all know what they
will say If the battle is at all even. It
will be Mandot, Mandot, Mandot with
out a dissenting vote. And what will
Wolgast say then?
This is why the lightweight king is
such an uncertain proposition for any
promoter to bank upon. None of them
ever know when they have him landed.
None of them ever know when he Is
going to break an arm or a rib. None
of them ever know when he Is going
to demand an additional bonus for his
valuable services. He is one of the
toughest of them to do any business
Really It would be a good boost for
the game If Mandot is returned the
winner tomorrow evening. The present
champion and his manager, Tom Jones,
are about as unpopular as a fighter and
a manager could possibly be. Still, Ad
is the champion and he exercises his
position to squeeze the last dollar out
of every promoter and make himself
generally unpopular with his tactics.
"Bat" Objects to Physical Ex
amination at Hands bf Cin
cinnati Commission
[Special Dispatch to The Coll]
CHICAGO. Nov. 2.—Because W. A.
Phelon, head of the Cincinnati boxing
commission, declared that Battling Nel
son would be forced to subject himself
to the same physical examination to
which all boxers must subject them
selves before he would be allowed to
box in Cincinnati, Nelson today ordered
hie manager to cancel the bout sched
uled for November 11. Nelson was then
signed up for two battles, one In Ham
mond, Ind., November 14, and another at
Gary, Ind., three days later.
Phelon later in the evening had a. per
sonal interview with Nelson, and after
examining the boxer himaelf declared
the Dane was as rugged as ever and
able to tak» part in a finish fight.
Nelson and his manager, John R. Rob
inson, sail taaSm San Francisco Decem
ber 3 for Honolulu, where Nelson fights
Togo, the Japanese, on Christmas after,
Waratahs Entertained
By Collegians
BERKELEY, Nov. 2.—The visiting
Waratahs from Australia were guests
this evening of the University of Cal
ifornia men at a smoker at Harmon
gymnasium. The members of the Big
"C" society arranged a program of
sports, consisting of three boxing
E. C. Livingston '13 and D. W. Sooy
'13 gave a wrestling exhibition, and G.
B. Moody "12 performed with Indian
clubs. These stunts were followed
with gymnastic drills by a team from
the University Gymnasium club.
The musical entertainment was pro
vided by the Hunt quartet, the uni
versity cadet band and Bliss Jackson
•16 in a pianologue. In the boxing con
tests. A. W. Drury "14, who last night
took part ln the California team in
the debate with Stanford, showed his
prowess as a lightweight boxer in a
match with B. V. Cu'rley '15. Other
boxing contests were given by E. C.
Bower '12 vs. A. G. Hazzard '14, and L.
W. Georgeson '14 vs. C. Z. Sutton '15.
The pipes and tobacco were distrib
uted to the students and their guests
by a committee consisting of R. C.
ShaW '14, H. H. Wood 13 and A. W.
Lee '14.
Haynes for Transportation Man—W.
P. Dwyer, with the San Francisco end
of the Sacramento Transportation corh
pany, has taken delivery of a model
"22" Haynes car In which he will make
a number of Interesting short trips
Young Invaders From Over the
Sierra Take Cipher End of
a Score of 17 to 0
ALAMEDA, Nov. 2.—The Alameda
high school Rugby football team de
feated the Reno hig+» school team at
Recreation park this afternoon by a
score of 17 to 0. The points were made
on five tries and a converted goal. Six
points made on two tries were regis
tered in the first half.
The Alameda players were the ag
gressors all the way and appeared to
have the advantage of their opponents
in the matter of weight. The ball for
the greater part of both periods was
kept In Reno territory.
The field was slow and soggy and
there was considerable fumbling and
slipping. The best run of the game
was made by Copeland, an Alameda
wing. In the second half, when he
raced around the right end for a
gain of 75 yards.
Alameda failed four times ln trying
to convert. The one goal converted
was kicked by Clem Smith after Men
dell Larkln had scored a try. Smith's
work was fast and accurate throughout
the game. The two tries scored by the
winners In the first half were made by
Smith and Mendell Larkln. The three
tries registered In the final period were
'credited to Pearson, Wendell Larkln
and Seagrave.
For the Reno game the stars were
Captain Laveaga, Bryant and Cam
eron. The best work for Alameda was
done by Mendell and Harold Larkln.
Ming Bruzzone, Clem Smith. Seagrave
and Captain Gay.
The teams lined up as follows:
Alameda—Baum and Alton, front rank; Til
den. lock; Pierson and Hardin, aide rank; Hig
glns and Smith, rear rank; Gay (captain), half;
Seagrave. first five; M. Larkln, second five: Bruz-
M>ne, center three-quarters; Yon Schmidt and
Copeland. wings; H. Larkln, full.
Iteno —Spear* and Young, front rank; Burke,
lock; Chism and Bryant, side rank; Martin and
Downs, rear rank; Gibson, half; Glaus, first five;
Martin, aecond fire; R. Laveaga (captain), cen
ter three-quarters; Cameron and Marrlman,
wings; B. Lareaga, full.
Referee. James Brack; linesmen, H. too
Schmidt of Alameda, Littlejohn of Reno; time
keepers, H. Lemcke of Alameda, Brnner of Reno.
Hitchcock Cadets on Top
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
SAN RAFAEL, Nov. 2.—The Hitch
cock military academy team took the
annual Rugby game with Mount Tam
alpais today with a score of 16 to 5.
This is the fourth consecutive game
won by the Hitchcock boys.
*The first half finished with the score
board clean, after some hard playing
by both teams, in which the ball was
kept near the center of the field.
In the second half the greater weight
of the winning team told, and the
Hitchcock boys scored time after time.
The only effective work done by the
Tamalpals team was in the latter part
of the last half.
Chico Normal Wins
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
CHICO, Nov. 2.—Chlco state normal
defeated Woodland high at Rugby this
afternoon. The score was 11 to 0. This
was the first defeat that the Woodland
team has taken from Chlco in ftye
years. Chico clearly outplayed the
fast Woodlanders, surprising the most I
ardent of the home rooters. Chico's
team work and backfleld passing was
better than that of the visitors. At
dribbling Woodland excelled.
Centervillalns Are Champs
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
HAYWARD, Nov. 2.—The Center
vllle high school Rugby fifteen won
the championship of the Central Ala
meda County Athletic league by tak
ing the final contest ln the league from
the Hayward fifteen this afternoon at
Hayward with a 9-3 score. The Center
ville ruggers had the best of It all
the way, as they outweighed their
rivals. The hard fight put up by the
lighter team did much to keep the
score down. The lineups:
Centervllle—Full. Boner*; half, Logan; fite
elghths, Darrel and George; wing, Falk and Gon
zalves; three-quarters. Ualley: forwards Hunt
BoearrlT. Murphy, Tyson. Myers, Collins, Nichols
and Calhoun.
Hayward—Full. Day: half, Dillon: fire-elghth*
Long and Crosby; wing. Toon and Jones; three
quarters. Leal: forwards, Lee, King, MeColloo
Mltchel. Russel. Fisher. Browning and Warren '
Stoddard* for Stockton Motorists H
F. Noake of the Standard Motor Car
company has just returned from Stoi k
ton, having delivered two 1913 Stoddard
"305," one to J. C. Keys of the San Joa
quin bank and the other to H. O. Camm
who hag been appointed agent for that
territory, representing the full line of
Stoddard-Day tons.
P. M. B. C. Finds Out Ifs the
Biggest Organization of Its
Kind on the Coast
The annual meeting of the Pacific
Motor Boat club, held In the new club
house last week, disclosed the fact that
this club is the largest of its kind on
the Pacific coast. There are consider
ably more than 100 members, more than
50 per cent being motor boat owners.
The annual election of officers re
sulted as follows: James S. Hawkins,
commodore; Fred W. Kelly, vice com
modore; Frank T. Bowers, rear com
modore; Fred B. Adams, secretary J
Harry Kelly, treasurer.
The club has decided to take »«a!
active interest in the big midwlnt*c
cruising race that is to be held early ;n
1913. This event is to be over a course
of 300 miles to test the endurance and
reliability of the motive pow«r Cf the
boats taking part.
The Pioneer Automobile company re
ports the following recent deliveries f
Chalmers cars to well known people
and firms: w. B. Reis, L. A. Hedges,
Mrs. Mary B. Haines, Charles E. Dun
ham J. I Coon. Dr. Paul Castlehun.
Charles Lmland. H. C. Norton. S, Q
Gow General Victor Enginger, Burg
Brothers, A. K. Specht, Morris Salomon.
Irene F. Schneer Dr. P. S. Meacham,
&Ai_! n r2*f n ' ? ewton H Neustadter
Charles Davis. J. E. Shirney, Milton
Jonas, Miss Edith Jarman, Mrs. S B
¥ c Jj ene *, an ,f F,- Earle Granger. Nathan
%tH!2 **' h- Wa "-en, John A. Brittan,
of Pacific Gas and Electric company,
Rose Madden, A. J. Rich Jr., S Ra
phael. Major L. P. McLennon, Dr. Co
ford Johnson, I. Tellman, Dr W P
Austin, S. S. Miller and M. M. Detc'h '
?.? att , 1 f *5." B Tonra Here In Stoddard
—Charleß Blgelow of Seattle has just
arrived in this city, having covered the
entire distance in his Stoddard "60 "
Bigelow proposes driving to Los An
faif 8, bu } . wIU , take * Stoddard "30"
1913 roadster, leaving his big car in
ban Francisco.
. Breaks the Fetters That
Bind Men.
Hundreds Here Know It.
"Break away from that ail
ment or complaint that unfits
you for business or pleasure. You
can not expect the fullest en
joyment or pleasure ln life fet
tered to a 'drag.'" says an emi
nent physician, writing to a
prominent business man ln this
city. "Break the fetters that
bind you! Throw them off. Be
gin a new life today—now. Reg
ulate the hours of sleep. Chooae
carefully your food. Read cheer
ful inspiring papers or books.
Let the following prescription be
used regularly for several weeks
or months and all such symp
toms as these will vanish: Dull
sunken eyes; cold extremities!
backache. headache, sleepless
ness, thinness (or over fat)
weakness in the spine, twjtching!
spots before the eyes, pains In
back of head, trembling, fatigue,
despondency, impaired memory,'
loss of appetite, flabby muteles',
shrinking skin, constipation, kid
ney disorders and a general rest
lessness and inability to do im
portant duties when they should
be done."
For the benefit of those who
want a restoration to full, bound
ing health and all the happiness
accompanying it, the following
home treatment is given. It con
tains no opiates or habit-forming
drugs whatever. Mix it at home
and no one will be the wiser as
to your affliction.
The treatment is simple, thor
ough and correct. Leading drug
gists supply the main tinctures,
extracts and essences' in one
ounce bottles, ready to mix. Get
three ounces syrup sarsaparllla
compound, mix witrt one ounce
compound fluid balmwort,. and
stand two hours. Add one ounce
compound essence cardlol, and
one ounce tincture cadomene
compound (not cardamom)
Shake well and take a teaspoon
ful after each meal and one at

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