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Ritchie and Wolgast Sure to Fight Over the Referee Question
America's Blue Ribbon Rugby Stars Tackle the Australian Champions on Berkeley Field This Afternoon
Trouble in Store for
The Rival Scrappers
Local Lad Is Set Against Jack Welsh and
Champion Will Probably Hold for Him
According to the articles signed by Champion Ad Wolgast and Willie
Ritchie, they are to select a referee by next Monday. It is the general
belief that the naming of the third man is going to cause trouble, particu
larly if Wolgast insists on Jack Welsh. Ritchie has already made it known
that he is opposed to Welsh and will object to him if his name comes up
ir consideration. It is possible that the veteran will refuse to act, as he
crned thoroughly disgusted over the treatment accorded him after the
olgast-Rivers fight in Los Angeles last July. He refused to act in the
cond Murphy-Attell bout here, and it may be that'he has retired from the
ankless, though remunerative, job of
judging ring events.
If Welsh will act, and Wolgast
wants him, it is almost certain that
Welsh will be the man. as Wolgast
holds the trump hand, and Ritchie real
izes it and probably would concede the
point rather than lose the chance to
win the championship.
Wolgast has made no announcement
as to whom he favors for referee, nor
has his manager, Tom Jones. Still
they are always careful In their selec
tion when it comes to naming the ring
umpire. In fact, they usually choose
their own man.
If Wolgast and Jones pursue these
holdout tactics in this fight they cer
tainly are going to suffer some severe
criticism, as the champion has no right
by the la%vs of the Queensberry game
to hold out for any particular refer"ee.
R'tehie will oppose Welsh on the
ground that he was not given fair
trsatment in his previous battle with
the champion. He will be backed by
his menager, Billy Nolan, who is re
maining in the background, but who is
very much interested in the coming
Ritchie realizes the importance of the
battle and wants to get all that is
coming to him. He Is going up against
the hardest man In the lightweight
•lass, and he knows that It will take
his best efforts to beat him.
In opposing Welsh, Ritchie will base
his objections to him on the work of
the veteran referee when he boxed
Wolgast four rounds at the Eighth
street arena last May. In the third
round of the contest Wolgast floored
Ritchie with a clean blow. The local
lad took a good part of the count.
When Ritche started to rise. Wolgast
stood over him and whipped another
Mow to the local lad's jaw which sent
trtilm to the carpet for the second time.
It came near being the end of Ritchie
as a candidate for lightweight honors.
■It will he the contention of Ritchie
at Welsh failed to act in accordance
with the rules when he was knocked
down the first time.
He alleges that Welsh made no effort
to have Wolgast step back the pre
scribed distance after he had scored
a knockdown. Ritchie attributes the
second knockdown to the fact that the
referee failed to interpret the rules
which gave the champion a big ad
Ritchie has photographs of these in
cidents of the fight and will use them
in an effort to win his point if Wol
gast insists on Welsh being named.
He will be backed up by his manager
(Nolan), and there is sure to be a
squabble which may bring back to
memory Nolan's and Battling Nelson's
famous stand against Jim Jeffries ref
rrcelng the great Britt-Nelson fight at
Wolgast holds the upper hand and
will dir-tate who is to be referee if he
,is obstinate.
James' Puppy Is Star
Of the Fox Hunt
CRAB ORCHARD. Ky„ Nov. ir>.--The
riTby for puppies under IS months old
was the feature of the National Fox
Hunters' association meeting here to
day. The dogs were cast about 10
o'clock, but after several hours" hunt
ing failed to do any good and were
railed off and the race continued until
tomorrow. Twenty-five hounds were
entered in this event P. E. James" Lot
won the all aged stake and the gold
cup which was contended for yester
day. J. Smith's Cop vas second and.
Colonel Aek Chirm's Pete was third.
First race, two rear olds, purse $300. selling.
n>e and a half furlongs—R. H. Gray 08. Arran
mi. Insurance Mao 102. Ancon 106. Smash K»6,
Big Dipper 107. Chad Buford 108, Latent 108,
Thesiere* 108. Kelly 110.
Second rare, 8 year olds and upward, purse
$300, selling, mile and 70 yards—Henotic 101,
Outiaa 103, Wood Pore 104, Mrl.eod F 105, Mad
Hirer in.*,. First Peep 105. Tom Melton 105.
Herefir 105. l,itt!e England 107. Frank Purcell
111. Lord Wells 113.
Third ra<-e. 3 year olds and upward, purse
$300. six furlongs'— Camellia 04, Eton Blue 95.
Black Chief 88. gerrlcem-e 100. Bouncing Lass
101. Kate X 103. Rra Loral 105. Isabel 168,
Spohn 108, Black Bar 109. Joe Knight 109, Hoff
man 111. Sherwood 117, Hilarious 118.
Fourth rare, Fairfax hotel handicap, ralue
$.V¥>. 2 rear olds, six furlongs—Batfry 92. Nash
Cash 0."). Orosrernor 101. Barnegat 10*. UK
Majestr 308. Tartar 116, Brrnary 08, Rostsrtlnm
105. Scallywag 101, Bryar Fatt 106, Buskin 108,
Fajikhursr no.
r'ifth rare. 3 year olds, purse $300. free handi
cap, one and one sixteenth miles —Altamaba 99,
Cliff Edge 104. Karmak 108, Guy Fisher 113,
White Wool 108. Lochiel 108, Charlton C. 110.
Slith rare, 3 year olds and upward, purse
$300. selling, mile and 70 yards—Gagnant 101.
Dynamite KM. Golden Castle 110, Acrord 110.
Donald Mac Donald ill. Aulastcr 114. Manasseh
102. Nimbus no, Question Mark 110. Scarlet
Pimnernell 110. Chemulpo 114. Spindle 116.
Serentb race, 3 year olds and upward, purse
$300, one and one-eighth miles, selling— laooo
l(V», Swperrlsor 102. Bla kford 10*. Henry Hotck-
Uan 114. Pliant 101. Cates 106. Mud Sill 108.
Bryar Path and Majesty. Langdon entry.
Wcatber cloudy; track fast.
JAMESTOWN. NV.r. IX,—Results:
First race, 2 year olds—Sand Hog. 10 to 1,
won; Chilton I>ance. 20 to 1. second. Thesleres,
* to 1. third. Time, 1:02.
Second race—Patrick S, 7 to 1. won: Canaan,
6 to 1, second; Berkeley, Bto 1, third. Time,
1 :<"*.
Third race—Absconder. 8 to 1. won: Slim
Princes*. 2 to j, second; Syosset. 7 to 1, third.
Time. 1:42 2••">,
Fourth race—Basbti. 3 to S, won; Yellow
■ nd: Wiggins, l." to 1.
Tim* 1 :30 35.
K.fth rare. Ctc and a half fnrbwjrs—Union
Jack. 11l (Teabam. » to r.. won; Takabira. HI
iM<x<.ti. 20 to 1. second; Jack Nunuall?. 113
(Peake>. T to 1, third.
Pixtn race, one and a sixteenth miles—('hauler
Krum, ertn. won: (takhurst, 2 to 2, second:
Pu&oer. * to 1, third.
Title Holder Regards Joe Rivers
as the Toughest of His
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 15.—"0n the eve
of my departure for San Francisco to
defend my title against the challenge
of Willie Ritchie, I desire to tell my
good friends in Los Angeles that I am
going into that battle in better condition
than I have been since I underwent the
operation for appendicitis, and therefore
have no misgivings regarding the re
sult," said Wolgast tonight. "There is
a general impression among my friends
that I am not right and Ritchie is apt
to cop my title. For their information
I want to say that I am not as strong
as I was before the operation, but am
improving in health and' strength, and
my battles since the fourth of July
convince me that I am more than the
equal of any lightweight now in the
"I have fought Ritchie, Rivers and
Mandot since the operation was per
formed and believe I know them almost
as well as they know themselves. , If
they were the only fighters left in the
lightweigth division I would retire as
the undefeated champion of the world.
Ritchie caught me without any prepar
ation and made a better showing than
he ever again will be able to make.
Fifteen rounds will ao nim. He has
not the punch to put me away and is
not fast enough to avoid me. When it
comes to exchanging wallops he Is
going to find me quite a different fighter
than the one he met last May.
"I regard Joe Rivers as the best of
the three and, to be frank with rily
friends, I would prefer any of the
others to him. He Is a more finished
fighter, cleverer than either of the
others, and has the best wallop of the
three. He gave me the fastest fight of
them all. Mandot has no punch, and
for that reason I believe Rivers will
whip him Thanksgiving day, which will
put Rivers on my schedule for New
Year's afternoon.
Ritchie is clever and game, but does
not know the finer points of the game,
as does Rivers. He has not the wallop
that the Mexican has shown me and is
not as fast as either Rivers or Mandot.
In other words, Ritchie is easier game
for me than,either of the others, or I
shall be greatly surprised.
"Ritchie is flatfooted and therefore
easier for me to get to, and I have
no fears regarding my ability to stop
any lightweight in training In the 20
rounds if I can hit him. I think a
lot of my left hand, but do not mind
saying that I will stop Ritchie with
my right. Trusty old right is the in
strument of destruction that has caused
many other lightweights to abandon
hope of lifting the title, and I expect
it to do the work again next Thanks
"At close quarters right uppercuts
are my effective blows, and with them
I expect to wear down Ritchie inside
of 15 rounds. There is nothing more
discouraging to a thinly coupled fighter
like Ritchie than constant slams to
the stomach, and Ritchie is going to
have to take a lot it if he stays on
his pins for the full distance.
•'When I fought Mandot I was not
trained properly, because 1 didn't have
the time and because I hardly expected
much from him. Yet I beat him. That
fightproved to me without doubt that
I am" able to take a punch again and
that I am not going to be handicapped
in future by lack of stamina. I feel
confident that I am strong enough now
to risk my title with any lightweight
in the running, regardless of his punch,
and will show my friends and enemies
Thanksgiving day that I am fast get
ting back to my best form again. I
will be able to take all that Ritchie
has to offer and will still win before
the limit. I am going to bet on myself
to stop him and that indicates how
strongly 1 believe in myself."
Palzer's Strength Too
Much for Ross
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 16.— Al Palzer
won the decision over Tony Ross In
their six round bout at the Olympia
Athletic club here tonight. It was a
close, hard fight In the early rounds,
Ross outpointing the farmer in the
first three. The white hope, however,
kept going to his man and his weight
and strength began to tell.
In the third round Ross weakened
perceptibly under the Impact of APs
stiff punches to the body. In the last
two rounds Palzer had all the best of
Ross wa« tired and went to a clinch
at every opportunity. He was very
tirod when the bout closed. Palzer
fairly won the decision.
AI.AMEPA. Nor. IS. -The Rugby team of tbe
Alameds Mich school will meet the Belmont
school team tomorrow morning at Lincoln park.
The >;ame wan scheduled to be. played last Sat
uruay. but rain prerented.
"AH the Xewa All the Time" In the
policy of Tfce Call, tkc a«w, inde
pendent Call.
HAVERHILL, Mass. r Nov. 15.-—Jean Dubuc, star to return to his home in Montreal. He says he will give
pitcher of the Detroits during the last season, admits the Tigers the first chance at his services next season,
that he has received an offer from a representative of Dubuc asked the Detroit club for an increase in
the Paris club of the French Union Baseball league to salary next season, and has no doubt that his request
coach that nine for a period of five years, the sum of- will be granted. He prefers to remain on this side of
fered being $3,000 more than he has asked the Detroit the Atlantic. Dubuc says Andy Coakley and Tommy
club to give him next season. McCarthy of Boston have also received offers to go
Dubuc, who has been visiting in this city, left today to France,
Yale and Princeton Promise a
Sensational Battle at New
Haven Today
[Special Dispatch te The Call]
NEW YORK, Nov. 15.—Tale and
Princeton have both completed their
preparations for tomorrow's classic at
Nassau. With the possible exception of
Bomelster, the Ell flanker, every man
likely to be involved in the football
semifinal is physically fit. The Tiger
coaches had a bit of signal practice this
afternoon, but there was no scrimmage.
The trip to Princeton occupied most of
Yale's time.
Betting on the match—or the sort of
wagering that gets Into print—has
been unusually light, but that Is no in-
that the teams will play un
backed. Yale has succeeded in wrap
ping itself in so heavy a mantle of
mystery that supporters of the blue
have been holding off until the last
minute or until they could grab the
final word from those who have been
closest to the eleven during the final
week of preparation.
When the advance guard of the Yale
crowd hit Princeton tonight there was
all the action that the most optimistic
Tiger could possibly crave. On records,
form and everything else that enters
into the speculative pastime, Prince
ton should be a slight favorite.in the
betting, but even money and take your
pick will be the basis on which most
wagers are laid.
Gallauer, tried out at end and tackle
both, and found just a shade lacking,
will not start at either position for
Yale, but will be kept warmed up on
the side lines for emergency duty,
should Bomeister's damaged shoulder
prove treacherous.
Yale is banking a lot on Bomelster.
He is the only Yale end who has shown
exceptional form, and against a team
carrying a Pendleton and & iHobey Ba
ker, good flankers are the next thing to
absolute essentials.
Against Harvard two weeks ago,
with Felton giving one of the best ex
hibitions of place kicking in years, the
Tiger backs averaged around five yards
to the run back—and Harvard's ends
were playing high class football that
Either Pendleton or Baker is liable
to get away for a long run at any time
if given any opportunity, and from
present indications the Princeton cap
tain, almost for the first time since he
jumped Into prominence as a varsity
star in 1910, will have a firm, fast grid
iron to work In a big game.
If Bomelster is strong enough to
play his best football tomorrow Prince
ton's activities along this particular
line are apt to be severely handi
capped. But should the ailing shoulder
force him on to the side lines it is the
next thing to certain that Princeton
will gain on every exchange of kicks.
Not much, perhaps, but enough to make
it worth while. v
Dartmouth now fears that the big
green team may be forced to buck
Harvard tomorrow without Halfback
Morey to assist in the game. The best
punter and ground gainer on the Han
over team was badly Injured in
Wednesday's practice, and though Doc
tor Bowley has worked hard over him
there is less than an even chance that
he will be able to start against the
Harvard Is a bit crippled itself, but
will not feel the loss of any one of her
invalids as Dartmouth will miss Morey.
Evarts Bradley, second string quarter
back, is just getting around on crutches
after a short siege at tha infirmary
with a badly sprained ankle.
Coolidge. who gave a splendid exhi
bition of end play in the Brown game,
is out with a game knee. He will prob
ably get into the Tale game next week,
but Bradley will likely have to wait
another year.
Two other games scheduled for to
morrow would attract considerable at
tention if they were not overshadowed
by the Yale-Princeton and Harvard-
Dartmouth seances. The Perm-Car
lisle mingle at Franklin field is apt to
develop into one of the most sensa
tional battles of the year—or be a most
one sided massacre.
The other brings together two teams
that could not be more evenly matched.
No great amount of glory with winning
it—nor will the loser find himself shorn
of his prestige. It means next to noth
ing to any one, even to those con
cerned. And for that very reason Cor
nell and Michigan are likely to play
such football as no eleven with any
chance to win championship or near
championship grading would dream of.
Cornell vs. Michigan
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Nov. 15.*—While
the Cornell football squad was putting
a portion of this afternoon In final
practice on tha grounds of the Country
club at Detroit. Coach Yost kept the
Michigan players busy with signal
The Wolverine coach would not state
tonight whether the same eleven will
face Cornell tomorrow that started
against Pennsylvania last Saturday. It
is generally expected that the back
field will not be changed. It also seems
probable that Pontius and Torbet will
be the ends. 9
Michigan, like Cornell, regards a vic
tory tomorrow as a satisfactory end
ing of an unsuccessful season. The
two elevens have met nine times and
the only Michigan victory was won in
Reports from Detroit today bore the
information that Trainer Moaklty pro
nounced the Cornell regulars in good
shape for their crucial game. The visi
tors will remain at Detroit tonight,
coming here tomorrow morning.
Great Run by Whe Gives Garden
City Ruggers a Close
[Special Dispatch to The Colt]
SANTA CLARA, Nov. 15. — Brilliant
passing, accurate kicking and splendid
running featured the annual game
played here today between the San
Jose and Santa Clara high school teams,
which was won by the men from San
Jose by a score of 6 to 3. The game
drew thousands of supporters of both
schools and the rooting sections carried
out many stunts during its progress.
The first half was hotly contested,
developing mostly into a forward game,
though on the few occasions that the
San Jose baclffleld men received the
tall from the scrum they made every
use of the openings and Santa Clara
had to use evesy defensive device to
stop the onslaught. The Santa Clara
backs fumbled constantly, though their
forwards had a slight advantage at
limes in the lineout and loose work.
In the first half Ayres crossed the
line for a try, he being the last player
to take the ball from a brilliant pass
ing rush in which all the backfleld
took part. No goal resulted, and the
score at half time stood J to 0 in San
Jose's favor. In the second halt Buck
of San Jose crossed the JUne for another
try, but no goal. Just before the *all
of full time Wise of Santa Clara made
the most sensational run of the game,
tearing down the field for 45 yards and
planting the ball the San Jose
line. It was a great piece of work.
Full time came a few minutes later,
leaving San Josa ta«r victors by a score
of 6 to 3. n
The teams lined Up as follows:
San Jose High. Positions Santa Clara High.
St"bblnn .Forward DrascbnaeyfT
Rice .Forward Roll
ReeTes Forward Dunham
Mvtsch Forward Bouilware
In man Forward Burrell
St. John Forward Kohner
Sedwiek Forward Boehs
Brown Forward Bra ten
Walter Center half Stelnhardt
Buck First n>» Foster
William Second five Alexander
Texiera Oenter three-quarters... Wise
Adams Wing..... Draper
Ayres Wing Clayton
Romllllo Fullback Lake
Referee—Tramutolo. Substitutes—Saa Jose
Rogers and Ford: Santa Ciara, Fernish.
School Teams Primed
For Semifinals
At St Ignatius grounds this after
noon at 2:30 the Cogswell and Palo
Alto high teams will clash in the semi
final game of the championship series
of the Academic Athletic league. Cogs
well is the champion of the San Fran
cisco subleague, while Palo Alto holds
the title of the Peninsula subleague.
Both teams are primed for the con
test, as the winner is to meet the
Stockton high school team Thanksgiv
ing day for the championship of the
Academic league. Palo Alto has held
the A. A. L. championships for many
years, and in the present season has
shown the same remarkable ability
that has characterised the playing of
all previous teams.
On the other hand, Cogswell has only
jumped into the Rugby Hmolight this
season and has won Its subleague
championship by determination to mas
ter the game, honest hard work at
practice and attention to all details.
The Cogswell high team is the first
team to displace the hitherto invinci
ble Mission high team from the pin
nacle of fame of the local subleague
The teams will line up as follows:
Cogawell Positions Palo Alto
Lewis Fullbacks Klraey
Hansen Three-quarters Weeks
Gibbons Three-quarters Wallace
McDonald . Three-quarters Larhmann
Miller Fire-eighths McKalg
I'pebureh Fire-eighths Rlsling
Boldemann .Halfbacks Stevens
Rohrer Forwards McGHrray
Lyons Forwards Slocum
Stephenson Forwards G ar <l
Bewail Forwarda Sherman
Boley Forwards N'agel
Petersen .Forwards oiaine
Glauson. Forwards Gladstone,
Michaels.. Forwards DfiTidson
Preliminary Work Nears
End on Varsity Grid
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
Nov. 15.—Preliminary football games
will end for the Santa Clara varsity
team when it opposes the Barbarians
here Sunday afternoon. This also will
be the last opportunity that local
Rugby enthusiasts will have of seeing
the collegians in action in this vicinity,
as the final and big game of the year
with Nevada is to be played in San
The Barbarians will play Santa Clara
with practically the «nne' team they
used when they defeated the Stanford
varsity two weeks ago. Unforeseen
circumstances have compelled Coach
Hlgglns to make several changes In
the Santa Clara lineup. A loss which is
keenly felt is that of Halfback Cas
Castruccio, owing to -parental objec
tions, was compelled to quit football.
In this vacancy Coach Hlgglns has
been trying out Waite, Harkins and
The selection of a refare* wilt be
decided today.
-• ——.
{Special Dispatch to The Colt]
ford's soccer eleven will try conclusions wit* tbe
Pastime team on the |l-_J* H * t ''"» grounds la San
Francisco tomorrow afrerßfton. Tbe cardinal t*am
will be strengthened by the appears*** afijap-i
taiu Pellaa in the forward division.
Boss Murphy Says That Johnny
Evers May Become PresU
dent of Cubs
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
CHICAGO, Nov. 15.—The arbitration
board of the National Association of
Professional Baseball Leagues came to
Chicago tonight from Milwaukee to
complete its work, after disposing of
pending business in the Wisconsin city.
Approval of the reorganization of the
Central league from 12 cluba to the
Central and Interstate leagues with
six clubs each was given. Other rou
tine matters were acted upon. .
President Murphy of the Chicago Na
tionals said today that Johnny Evers
might be made president of the club
some day, but added quickly:
"I won't say when- When such a time
comes I will be chairman of the board
of directors. The time is coming when
I want to travel like other men. A
trip around the world would suit me."
Murphy was gratified at the reception
given Evers at the banquet last night.
Murphy said Jack Hendricks, Denver
manager, could have told him five years
ago that Evers would succeed Chance.
The American association held a be
lated meeting at the Congress hotel to
day for the purpose of passing on the
recent sale of the Louisville club to
O. H. Wathen of Louisville.
Jimmy Archer, Cub catcher, says he
will ask an advance in salary before
signing for 1913. Fielder Jones told
his friends that he was as good as ever
with the bat and pointed to a record of
four hits in the only game he played
in the summer.
Matty Mclntyre says he is going to
retire from the game. His friends be
lieve that the right kind of a contract
from J. Cal Ewlng of the San Fran
cisco club will tempt Matty to get in
Veteran Rugby Star Is
Here With Waratahs
Accompanying the Waratah Aus
tralian Rugby team on its American
tour this fall is George W. Graham,
one of th© most famous stars of the
game in the antipodes 30 years ago, and
still an enthusiastic follower of Rugby.
He came with the team as representa
tive of the New South Wales County
Press association, which furnished his
reports to hundreds of newspapers in
the colony.
Graham is one of the vice presidents
of the Metropolitan Rugby union of
Sydney. Thirty years ago. in 1882, he
played on the first New South Wales
international team, a crack organiza
tion that went over to New Zealand
and defeated everything in sight.
He expressed himself yesterday as
far from pleased with the showing
made in California by the Waratahs.
In answer to a question as to his opin
ion of his compatriots, he replied:
"I reckon they ought to be Jolly well
ashamed of themselves. They were a
good representative team against play
ers who don't know the game as thor
oughly as they, might, and should never
have lost a match. I believe the trouble
was that the Waratahs held their op
ponents too cheap."
NEW YORK. Nor. 15.—Sam Harris, theatrical
manager, announced today that he was negoti
ating for the purchase of the Philadelphia Na
tional League Baseball club.
Harris said that negotiations were opened
two weeks ago with President Fogel of the elnb'
by Jack Gleason, acting In his behalf. Later.
Harris said, Gleason took the matter '•*> with
Charles P. Taft. owner of the club'r • ark In
Philadelphia. Tbe negotiations, be s»'"., were
still pending.
"Me are waiting to learn the lowes prices
the owners will take for the club." HarifS aald.
"We should want to buy not only the 'üb, but
the ball park at well."
MINNEAPOLIS, Nor. 15.— With but on* more
day before the battle with Wisconsin for tha
football honors of the "Big Nine" conference,
Minnesota's squad today spent two hours in
the running of signals and practicing formations,
but did no scrimmage work. Interest in Sat
urday's contest Is said to surpass any other
here since relations with Michigan ceased.
*• # #
MADISON. Wis.. Nor. 15.—The Unlrersity of
Wisconsin football team left here today for
Minneapolis strong enough In numbers to put a
second eleren on the field, and determined that
1 they will win the championship In the crucial
contest of the season with Minnesota Saturday.
# JjL M.
URBANA, Til.. Nor. 15.—Illinois' final hard
preparation for the maroon Invasion consisted
mainly -of defensive work. The fir»t real gloom
of the week came with the announcement
that Booze Is in the hospital with an infected
shoulder and that Schobinger has a badly !
sprained ankle. Mathers was given a generous j
going over at right tackle and may start Sat
urday unless Booze recovers. "Dutch" Wagner
at fullback showed up well.
CHICAGO. Nov. 35.—Tha University of Chi
cago football team went through ita last hard
practice yesterday in preparation for tho came
with Illinois at Urbana Saturday. Coach Stage
sent tli** freshmen against the regulars in a
long scrimmage intended to develop the de
fensive game.
* # »
LAWRENCE. Kan.. Nov. 15.—The Kansas
university football team left here tonight for
Lincoln, where tbey will meet the University of
Nebraska tomorrow. Kansas coaches put on the
finishing touches today after a week of gruelling
workouts. Tbe lack of confidence which wa«
heard about the squad at the beginning of the
week following defeats by Oklahoma and Wash
burn successirely had disappeared tonight. The
Kansas offense has been strengthened materially,
and. barring accidents, it was predicted that the
speedy backneld would prove a surprise to tbe
Nebraskaas. Detwiller. Collidge. "Dutch" Mar
tiu and Parker have been doing most of the work
behind tu«,lin« in practice.
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"For tbe Bigger. Better Sin Fm.
rtaco" la the pledge and aim of
1 The Call.
International Contest
Rouses Football Fans
Visitors and Home Guard Promise to Have
Their Star Performers Lined Up for Play
The stage is set for the biggest international football game ever played
in any part of this country, and when the Rugby teams representing America
and Australia line up on California field this afternoon at 1:30 o'clock Referee
Readings whistle will start the ball on a career that will be the meant of
putting the United States on the Rugby map in bolder prominence than ever.
The game today marks a new era in Rugby football in this country, and
will also be the means of bringing the eyes of the whoje world on the Pacific
coast as one of the strongholds of the game throughout the world.
Since the adoption of Rugby football here, the game has slowly and
surely made wonderful strides, and today's contest will bring to a fitting
conclusion one of the greatest seasons
in the United States. The playing of
all the local teams against the Aus
tralians' has been of a high order, but
these men from Australia have taught
us that we atlll have much to learn.
The greatest weakness in American
teams has been the lack of offensive
tactics, though in defense we have
shown ourselves to be the equal of the
Australians in tackling and kicking,
but not in methods to extricate our
selves from tight corners. The Amer
ican team today is a happy selection
in that th© back field represents a
high standard of attack—such as we
play that part of the game here —and
a solid defense. The Australians have
taught our back field considerable, and
it would not be at all surprising to see
the American back field do something
sensational this afternoon.
It is in the forwards that America
has made greater headway than in
any other department of the game,
and the forwards that will go Into
the international game this afternoon
are among the best that can be put
on any field. The American forwards
represent a type that it is hard to
find. Every man of the eight is fast
and, besides, is as good in the loose
as he is on the lineouts or in the
Australia realizes that it is up
against one of the strongest teams that
it has played during the tour. There
is one point wherein the Waratah
men will have a decided advantage,
and that is in the matter of combina
tion. The Waratahs have now been
playing together as a team since Octo
ber 5 and know each other's play to
a nicety.
The American team on the other
hand has never played In a game as a
team, and consequently there is bound
to be some slip up somewhere. At
that, however, when the game is on
the move it will be found that the
Americans will make a better showing
than many are predicting. A team of
such experienced men as ours can not
but make a great display, and where
the team as a team will fall down in
concerted effort, this will be made up
for by an oversupply of individual
brilliancy which will to an extent
offset the effects that will be lost by
Prospects are good for a fast ground
at Berkeley this afternoon. The fine,
sunshiny day yester lay has done much
to get the ground in good order and
the surface should be fast and lacking
in that element of wet adobe that de
tracts from games on California field
after a heavy rain.
Given a good day, the Australian
players are hoping to show a great ex
hibition of back field combination work.
In the last few games the backs have
been doing considerably better than at
any time in their tour, and if they can
show up to advantage in open play
today it will iv a great measure retrieve
the laurels they have lost in the past
"There is not the least question of
doubt that the Australians have not
shown their true form at any time
during the tour, and this, their last
game, local connoisseurs are hoping
will bring out the best they have.
The team to take the field will be a
strong one. Dunbar will play at the
fullback position, which will enable
Larry Dwyer to/fake his place as cen
ter three-quarter, a post where he has
more than once shown his ability and
liking to open up the play. He is one
of the trickiest center three-quarters
ever seen here. Carrol and Meibusch
will be on the wings and Prentice will
keep Dwyer company in the center.
Walker will make his reappearance
since his Injury and will work the
scrum, Flynn being given a rest.
Adamson will play the deep half posi
This gives a remarkable lot of men
playing in the back field and a set
that will play for the open fast game
from whistle to whistle.
The forwards are equally as strong
as the backs. George Griffin and Wat
son will form the front row of the
pack while Fahey and Pugh will pack
into the second row. The rear rank
will have Kent and Richards as break
aways with Murphy in the lock place.
The American team la without doubt
the best that could be selected under
the conditions. There are many men
the equal in ability of the players
selected, but it is doubtful if IB better
men could be named. The selection
committee has' done good work to name
such a representative team. Every man
is worthy of his place and every man
will without doubt make a great show
ing today.
No captain has been named for the
locals up to the present, this job the
committee having placed in the hands
of the men. In the dressing quarters
this afternoon, the 15 American repre
sentatives will get together and select
the man to lead them on to the field
and during the course of the play. Two
are being freely mentioned for the
position. One is Erb, the fullback and
the other is P«sart, the wing three
quarter, who is captain elect of the
California varsity team for next year.
The contest is to be started at 1:30,
this being necessary to enable the
Australians to get back to the city to
board the steamer Governor, which
takes them up to Vancouver to play
the British Columbia union teams.
The Governor's departure has been de
layed from 2 o'clock until 5:30 to ac
commodate the Australians.
On arrival in Vancouver three games
are to be played, two against the Van
couver union at Vancouver and one at
Victoria against the Victorian union.
The Waratah men will board the
steamer Makura on November 27,
bound for Australia, and are due to
arrive in Sydney about December 23.
The teams will line up as follows:
America. Positions. Australia.
Erb Fullbacks Dunbar
Xoble Three-quarters Carroll
Allen .
Peart Three-quarters Dwyer
— Three-quarters Prentice-
Harrigan Three-quarters...... Melbusco.
Austin Fire-eighths Adamson
Morris Fire-eighths — •
Sanbnrn Halfbacks Wslker
MeKim Forwards George
Arrell Forwards Oriffln
Smith Forwards Watson
Schaupp Forwards Fahey
Momcon Forwards Fuga
King Forwards Kent
Gard Forwards Murphy
Forwards Richards
Referee—L. S. Reading.
Nevada's Captain Badly
News ha* Just been received of the
serious Injury of Captain Reay Maekay
of the University of Nevada Rugby
team in the game between Nevada and
the Australians —an injury which not
only will prevent his taking part in the
game here next Saturday against Santa
Clara, but probably will keep him off
the football field for the rest of his
Neither in the game nor immediately
after it did Mackay feel the injury.
Later that evening, during the smoker
tendered the visitors at the Reno Com
mercial club, his left knee began to
swell alarmingly. The trouble became
so serious that Mackay was confined to
his bed for nearly two week* under the
constant care of a doctor and a nurse,
and is still unable to navigate.
Mac declares that being legless alto
gether wouldn't keep him from San
Francisco next Saturday, when his men
play Santa Clara at St. Ignatius sta
dium, so the spectator* at that game
probably will see Big Chief Wounded
Knee hobbling about on the sidelines.
urging his cohorts on to victory.
Game Commission Plans
Splendid Exhibit
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
PETALUMA, Nov. 15.—The state
board of game and fish commissioners
has reserved a space 10 by 40 feet from
the directors of the Petaluma Pdultry
Fanciers' association, in which it will
make an exhibit of the gama birds of
the state during the show to be held
here December sto 8. This la a very
complete collection of game bird* and
will prove an attractive feature. Ar
rangements have also been made for
special trains to this city from all
points north of the bay.
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