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Both Seem Fit as a Fiddle
for Tomorrow's Battle
for Lightweight
Wolgast Below 133 Pounds;
Ritchie Is Just a Half
Pound Above It *
Keferee Jim Griffin\paid his respects
to Willie Ritchie and his manager,
B; mnon's yes
terday afternoon avt\\ interpreted the
rules of the n.ming lightweight rham
nship battle to the little challenger
end the man who directs his affairs.
~\ The process was a smooth cue and
they all seemed satisfied at the con
clusion of the conference.
There is no hitch between the prin
;.ls, and, barring accidents, Wol
gnst and Ritchie will be- fit and ready
for one of the greatest lightweight
battles in the history of the ring when
they meet tomorrow afternoon at Daly
Ever since Griffin was named the
in the ring it had been
red that there would be a run in
or m a hitch between him and Nolan.
The fans looked for trouble at yes-
meeting, but the dove of peace
was on the j«b and everything was
.acted in a harmonious manner.
.'Tin had a long talk with Ritchie
' ;.• hooked up with Nolan. The
awl the fighter clinched and
-tlert" and tugged and illustr
various blows to each other. Griffin
iefl to Ritchie just what con
stituted a clinch and when he cx
i '.he men to break. Ritchie asked
■sttftn alter question and Griffin an-
I them all to the satisfaction of
rapptr. Then they shook<
Js and it was all over with.
Xulan and Griffin met five minutes
later. Repairing to Billy Shannon's
residence, they sat down and talked it
r. the presence of John T. Clark,
the famous stake holder; George Hart
ing, the king- of the time keepers, and
t-ral newspaper men. The session
i only 15 minutes.
"1 want it distinctly understood that
this is to be no wrestling match," gaid
Nolan. "I am not looking for an ad
vantage/either. If my man offends by
holding after due warning, I hope you
will disqualify him —and I expect you
to do the same if Wolgast persists in
"I will not stand for any wrestling,"
% • mphatically declared Griffin. '"I will!
that they keep lighting all the I
time, and if I can prevent it there will
le no holding. I promise to warn both
m before they go into the ring, and
I also will give them reasonable warn
- either makes this mistake;
t if either party persists he shall be
Xolan way also particular about the
int. lie quoted tne Queenstoerry
which say that the time keeper
:11 toll off the seconds incase either
man is knocked down. Griffin agreed
to this, too.
"It is impossible for a referee to
watch both fighters and keep the
count at \he same time," said the offi
!. "1 will look to George llarting
■unting, and T will follow
best of my rtbilitv if there
c any knockdowns. He will be re
sponsible for the final count."
Harting nodded assent. This griz
zled veteran has counted out more
imps and rs than any man
• r lived. He knows the game
k and has yet to be found
Griffin a '. ■ i that the
k the principal
0 should score a knockdown after
such a punch was landed. Nolan evi
dently is afraid that Wolgast may put
Ritchie on his back and then stand
fht over him and rush at him and land
iin, as he did when they met in that
ir round mixup last M.-iy. The man
' rof the < halltnger sees great dan
ger for his man. unless the rules are
• ■:..-' letter.
Grllftn is an old timer at the game,
d certainly should know the rules as
well as any of them. He was refereeing
is aeo, whf-n the principals
in tomorrow's great contest were mere ,
'« He is an active man, lively on
I and keen «f eye, and lie has the
hce of the fans. This looks fair
. '. ■ b all parties concerned.
-I am satisfied that Griffin will .riv"
us a square deal and wll
fighters live up to the rules," eaid Nolan. |
"Ritchie is going to ha :reat
me* of his lifetime tomorrow after
noon, and I am on the job as his man
ager to protect him and see that he
; ng to him. lie Is a fair
lighter. Wo one and
may be Inclined to foul. This, is why I
Xoljody ore
at is going to happen."
Nolan wiry emphatic as to
at Griffin should do in case police
ortlcial* or the sheriff should jump in
r> the battle. He insfsted that
the fight to the man
elleved to be in the lead at ■
Mod assent. This i
w«i<m will be rendered
and that there will be no chance to call
n*t is in- J
. with by the municipal authori- J
• and Ritchie know the
rules to the letter, so the task of
referring the battle should be a i
ooe. i:
an a fighter as ever stepped iir
Hβ never has been known
-s a rough and ready
but he always fights it!
• been guilty of no illegal
- in any of his fights here.
It i# oiily natural lhat Nolan should
k for as much protection as poasi
•nan wliPti it comes to the
- liting. Ritchie is v fcoxer—
ter who relies upon his
' ■-•■• '■ i . rip
• .-« mixer, who
advantage by mauling an op
ponent as much as possible. The r
i p both i
on him.
in believes that if Ritchie gets
away to a good start and manages to
iid a few of the early rushes of
:■ ' t
i y him safely
Harry Hooper Signs
a Contract for Life
in Benedicks' League
Special Dispatch to The Call
SANTA CRIZ. Xov. 28.—Mlse
Eat«r Henohy avn Harry Hooper,
center fielder oC tbe world cham
pion Bow ton Americans were mar
ried this morulnir nt the Catholic
church at Capitola In the pres
ent of relatives and friends. The
ceremony was the first nuptial
mass ever celebrated in the
Cnpitola church. It W nolemn
ized by Itev. Father Orellly.
After the ceremony, a wedding
lirealifast watt .served at the home
of the . bride's parent*, Mr. and
Mm. John Henehy.
The wedding trip Trill be made,
in the bridegroom's brand new
automobile. After their honey
moon Mr. and Mrs. Hooper will
make Capitola their permanent
through—but one upset in one of the
many clinches is liable to prove fatal
to the little challenger. Hβ is up
against a vt-ry tough performer and
must make every movement count.
They are still betting 2 to 1 on the
champion, with even money that he
stops the challenger within 18 rounds.
Thousands of dollars poured In upon
Commissioner Tom Corbett all day yes
terday, showing very plainly that the
Ritchie backers were waiting until the
price had dropped to their liking. They
are satisfied to risk their money on his
chances now.
Most of the big bettors and the so
called wise men on the line are picking
the champion to defend his title suc
cessfully, but this is only natural. These
men invariably held with other cham
pions until they were toppled over,
ver heard of a title holder who
was not a heavy favorite when he fell?
Therefore, the present odds are not Sur
The men who are backißg- the chal
lenger are mostly his friends and the
army of small bettors who fall for the
short enders. Ritchie always has been
v ery popular in the city of his birth.
They like him here, and they have been
in the habit of rooting and pulling for
him ever since he started out as a four
rounder a little more than three years
The very fact that Wolgast underwent
a severe operation for appendicitis
down in Los Angeles the day before last
Thanksgiving apparently has no effect
upon the men who are backing him
now. They are confident that his class
will carry him through. They are figur
ing upon his superior strength and
speed, to batter down his more polished
and clever opponent.
Both men are about ready. The
champion is well below the required
weight, 133 pounds, while the' chal
lenger is just a half pound above it.
This means that he can drop down to
the limit any tim£ he sees fit. As for
Wolgrast, he is a legitimate 130 pound
man and seldom steps into the ring at
The rival sluggers present quite a
contrast. The champion is short and
stocky, dogged and determined looking,
with ropelike muscles sticking- out all
over his body. He looks the aggressor
through and through.
Ritchie is tall and lithe, willowy and
'.'ul—a perfect type of the well
trained nthlete of the scientific variety,
the intelligent slugger, whose nerves
are on edge and who does more fight
ing with his head than his fists.
Wolgast is still sporting a fair sized
stomach, but his backers see nothing
wrong in this. They say that it will
have disappeared entirely by the* time
he enters the ring. They were more
worried about, his twisted wrist than
his noticeable abdomen, but the in
jured member has apparently yielded
to treatment and he seems to use it
just as effectively as he ever did.
lie went through a few wrestling
stunts with hi* sparring partners yes
terday afternoon and exercised in the
gymnasium for half an hour or more
in the presence of a large crowd of the
curious one?. He says that he needs
no more boxing and that he will be
conteht to lay around and test until
the bell calls him to the center of the
ring tomorrow afternoon.
Illi< hie did no boxing yesterday aft
ernoon, but he worked iike a beaver in
the gymnasium. Starting out with a
bout with his rubber dummy as a spar
ring mate, the little California-n next
swung the clubs, tugged at the weights,
wrestled around with Frankie Edwards
and wound up by going through var
ious stunts that would have stirred
many a professional contortionist to a
state of jealous rage. He was per
spiring freely, but looked good, though
More Hg nasium work this
afternoon and Ritchie will be ready for
ffort of his life. He will re
ln San Rafael until the morning ,
battle, when he will come here
with Manager Nolan and his seconds
and rest until it is time to take the trip
The Call prints all the nen>s all the
time. It is "the paper of authority."
_ 0 «.'
The state fi-h at} 4 gam ton resttrdav
:, Ui»- preserve of I>r. J.
Bodkin , Miirln county. The birds
(tame farm at Harward v anil
te Doctor Kodkin, w.
hkli M i> last turning into a game
rhieh tamny varieties of wild
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ST. LOriS, Nov. 2*;. —Harry 'iYeudaU. a St.
tghi. \wi> iiiv.inlhi tin? popular <]<>-
■ \ ork UcVe toni£!it
The luvu iv ut K^
tbla afttTuouu.
His Sudden Death Was Not
a Surprise to Family
and Friends
' ST. LOUIS, Nov. 26.—The body of
John T. Brush, president of the New
York Nationals, who- died early this '
morning,. 36 miles north of here., while [
on his way to San Francisco for his j
health, was sent on a noon train to
Indianapolis, where the funeral will j
conducted Friday at the home of his j
daughter, Mrs. Harry Newton Hemp
Brush was being carried westward In
his private car, Oceanic, under the care
of nurs_es, a physician and an official of
the New Tork Central railroad.
Death was due to the effects of loco
motor ataxia and an automobile acci
dent last September.
Brush's Death Not a
Surprise to Family
YORK, Xov. 26.—The news of
John T. Brush's death in his private
car in Missouri early today was not
unexpected by his family and friends
here. The wealthy owner of the New
York National league team had been at
I death's door for some time, and the
J long trip to sunny California was de
cided upon a few days ago as a last
resort. Sunday night Brush was car
ried from his hotel and placed in his
I private car in a semiconscious condi
i tion. He was accompanied west by
several physicians.
Brush had been a sufferer from loco
motor ataxia for many years. In 1910
he was critically 111, but after spending
the winter in Texas he came back to
) Xew York much improved and took up
! his business affairs again. His health
i continued to Improve until September
I 11, when he met with an automobile
accident in which he sustained a broken
hip. A fracture of the hip in a man of
Brush's age—lie was 63 years old—ls
regarded by physicians as very serious.
Although the broken bones mended
gradually under the care of skillful
specialists, Brush was from that time
helpless and did not leave his bed, ex
cept to be taken on a stretcher to his
automobile for several rides in Central
Realizing the serious nature of hie
illness, Brush recently ordered a reor
ganization of the New York club's busi
ness affairs. It is said he practically
gave up hope of recovery at that time,
and accordingly put the club in the
hands of H. ; M. Hempstead, his son In
law, assigning the duties of secretary
and Jreasurer to R. M. McCutcheon in
place of Joseph D. O'Brien and John
i Whalen. In the event of Brush's death
Jit was said that Hempstead would be
come the principal owner.
John T. Brush was one of the most
I prominent men in baseball long before
ihe established himself in this city.
I Along with A." G. Ppalding, he waa
regarded as one of the fathers of the
national game. His first leap into the
limelight was made in 1886, when he
obtained a National league franchise
for Indianapolis. In 1890 his franchise
was transferred to Cincinnati, and in
1902 he sold, his holdings there and pur
chased the New York club. ■
Jamestown Results
Special Dispatrh to The Call
JAMKBTOWN. Pa.. Nor. 20—Following are
the results of today's races her*:
First race—Ancon, 7 to 2, won; Jonquil, 4 to
1. second; Old CV>in, 4 to 1, third.
Second race—Rosturtium, 9 to 2. won; Tarts,
6 to 1. second; Genesta. 5 to 2, third.
Third race —Amoret. 7 to 5, won; Takahira,
5 to 1. second; CarapHia. 20 to 1, thJM.
Fourth race—Cß')?h Hill, 5 to 2, won: Sebago,
4 to 1. second: Cliff Kdge, 15 to 1, third.
Fifth race—Lad of Langdon, 2 to 1, won;
Grania, S to 1. second: Mala tint-, 20 to 1. third.
Sixth race—Supervisor, 8 to 1, won; Banorel
la. Bto 1, second: Aeford. 3 to 1, third.
Seventh race—James Pockery. 7 to 2. won;
Dynamite, 20 to 1, second; Apiaater, 10 to l'
Jamestown Entries
♦ i —_ _—^.
JAMESTOWN*. Va., Nor. 26.—Entries for to
morrow'e races are as follows:
First race, five end a hilf furlongs—Fair God
mother, 104; Kewessa, 107: Richlaad. Gardenia
Hands AH Around. 109: X, IT. Cray, 112- Sylves
tris. 104; Kelly, Ll.ndesta, Aitete. 100; Turkey in
the Straw. Frank Hutchlueon, 112. Also eligible
Wane, 108.
Second rne<>. about two ml]or, stpepleohase—
.Snnetim 131, T. Ktrby 135. Renault i::7 Norbltt
1 u>. LUAtte flat 147, Bendora 132. T'nole Oliver
1.-'.r.. Nr.tHnpbam 139, Orderly 142. Nat 142.
Third rac«», one mile—La Sainivlla, lOft; Kin
dfi-ioii, 90: Cordle F, 101:. Providence Kiel MM-
Willis, 107; SeUaller. 109: Sjioseet.' '04-* Kl!a
Cranp. 101; Max? Ann X, 'Minittdg 104- Brush
ior>; Fly by lOT>.
Fourth rare, one mile—Nash Cash, 88- Sir
Blaise,.f>7: Hoffman, 102:-Joe Dlehdd 104- Carl
ton O, 114; Blatna. 04: Wbite Wool, 100- Vol
tliorpe. 104; Prince Ahmed, 109.
Fifth race, sir furloups—Slim Princrsn, 101 •
<ia\d Cap. 104; Xarnoo, J V Jr. 105: Arjronaut"
H">7; Kaufman. Bad Xews 11. 109* V lW«>r»
H.'l: iMike Daffy. KVt: Toddlinfr. 105; Lad> Sybil'
Miss Jonah, 100; Haldeman, 112. Also elic-inl/
Hnwlet, !(..(;. * '
Siiltj rneo, six furlong*_FoDd. 09; Hallark.
tOl; 102; Island Queen, Coneurran 104•
Berkeley, 112; ChUton Chief. 9ft; TUe Soiiire'
u>l ; Mon Ami. CWntnoDer'e 1 04"* Greßida'
100; Theo. Cook, 112. Also eligible, Bertie 112*
Seventh, race, one end a sixteenth mUes-1-Ltii
of kagdon. 117; Caliph, 07; Little England, 101 •
Tamils. 102: Copp.Ttowri.. IOCS; Working Lad'
10.:.; Irish Kid, loS : r.awton Wlßjrrns, 111; R ae l
Iran l>r.; Diiagerteld. 100; Itoyal Meteor 102-
J«(-tT]t'!i<i«, ICH: Breaker "Boy.. 105; Runftlnff-Ae>
count, 105; El Oro, Tjfi; >tudelh. 112.
Tbf rpurly contest between the Rgtt Knd end
West Knd f(x>tb»ll tpams will be played
tomorrow sit Lincoln part. Alameda. *'Ming"
will »n as umpire. B<>ttKtcau>B are
made up of Alamodu high srhoo! Ooorge
Jr. being cnptnin of the KSst Ktklm and
Hiiier Ztitx'! of th« \\-<t Eudg. TUe lrunie WIU
Irv in tlie Aiuei'icau cude.
Ledoux Looks Like a Champ
NEW YORK, Nov. 26.—Ledoux—he'll do!
Judging from his performance at the Fairmont the other night, slam
bango must have been invented in France.
He was full cf it,
The little French champion has shown us something. He's the nearest
thing tt> "pernicious activity" seen since Terry McGovern was a bantam.
Yes, I know every aspiring battler is compared to Terry—but this time
the comparison fits.
It was a lucky thing for Battling Reddy that he had other Bat Nelson
characteristics besides the name. Reddy is a strong, clever, heady youngstej,
with a marvelous capacity for wallops. He managed to stick <rtit the 10
When the first round started Battling evidently had a notion that he'd
slip something over on the French champion. Probably some one had passed
on to Mr. Reddy the information that Ledoux means, roughly translating
from the French, something soft. He had an idea that New Polo club clever
ness and a wallop practiced in many a, hard bout in the Bronx would make
the Frenchman curl up and quit. So he seized the first opening and drove a
crashing right over on the tip of the invader's chin. That was a fatal mis
take. Ledoux, having politely allowed Battling Reddy the first punch, fairly
exploded into action. With a sudden rush he swarmed all over Reddy. Swish!
bang! went His gtOTes. r Reddy, carried off his feet by the fury of the attack,
was ba&ered froni'side to teide of the ring. Compelled to bend over and
cross his arms to block the blows that beat upon him from every angle, he
stalled the round out.
In the beginning of the second, Reddy, who must have a short memory,
made the mistake again. He drove two rights to the French boy's chin,
putting all he had in the punches. Unshaken, Ledoux responded with a rtSjth
that carried Reddy into a comer, where he hammered the American until be
was glad to get away in swift retreat.
"I think that Frenchman was born in Dublin," yelled a spectator.
Long Hearing on Scandal
NEW YORK, Nov. 26. —Horace Fogel,
president of the Philadelphia National
league baseball club, tendered his res
ignation to the National league mag
nates in session here this afternoon. He
took this action suddenly and without
explanation before the assembled mag
nates had had time to consider the
charges against him of having made
statements reflecting on the integrity
of National league umpires.
The Inside of It
Special Dispatch to The Call
CHICAGO, Nov. 26. —The Chicago
Evening Post publishes the "inside"
story of the Horace Fogrel trouble to
day in an article signed by W. S. For
man, sporting editor of the paper. The
in part follows:
"The time has come to tell the facts
about the now famous Fogel story, and
here they are in brief: Charles W. Mur
phy authorized me to tell Fogel that
Murphy had suggested the writing of
the story. On this presentation Fogel
wrote an% signed it. He sent it to Mur
phy, who read it before I ever, saw it.
It came to me from. Charles "VV. Mur
phy' 3 office and if Murphy had not ap
proved that story it never would have
been published. The man who is mor
ally responsible for that article and the
charges it contained is Murphy himself
and I have Fogel's own word for it
that he wrote it simply 'to help Murphy
fight his battles' In tiie National league.
"It is not the first time that Murphy
has made Fogel the 'goat.' Previously
Murphy had sent me another article
signed by Fogel and told me Fogel had
written It and wanted it published. It
was printed in the Evening Post on the
understanding that Fo«el was the au
thor of It. Months afterward I learned
that Murphy himself had written it and
Fogel merely signed it because he was
requested to do so by the Cubs' presi
Protracted Hearing
NEW YORK, Nov. 27.—The National
league meeting, called for the purpose
of hearing the case of Fogel, adjourned
early this morning after a session of
more than nine hours' work until 10
Testimony that Fogel, as president
Cross May Tackie
Irish Champion
NEW YORK, Nov. 26.— Deach Cross
and Billy *<Bennett, the Irish light
weight champion, have been matched
to meet at the Clermont Avenue rink.
That is, they will meet if Leach is suc
cessful with Battling Nelson on
Thanksgiving afternoon. Bennett
made himself good with the fans by
his great showing when he boxed
Jack lledmond and Harry Lortz.
of the Philadelphia club, had made
false statements concerning National
league affairs, had not been completed
when the magnates closed the session
more than an hour after midnight.
The National league took up the
Fogel case after having written into
its records two irnfportant events —the
death of John T. Brush of the New
York club and the announcement by
Fogel of his formal resignation on
November 22 of the presidency of the
Philadelphia club, to which Alfred B.
Wiler was elected as his successor.
The important baseball rumor was
current that Christy Mathewson, star
pitcher of the New York club, was
negotiating for the purchase of the
Philadelphia club, but a deuial of this
was made tonight.
After adopting appropriate resolu
tions on the death of President Brush,
the league began the Fogel inquiry,
which was open only to the repre
sentatives of the league ajid the news
paper men. Reporters figured as the
principal witnesses after Fogel had
appeared with formal denial of the
truth of the charges made against him.
Facing all his fellow club presidents,
Fogel vehemently asserted that state
ments which he was charged with mak
ing had been made by a Philadelphia
clergyman during a conversation which,
was overheard as he and, Fogel were
leaving the Philadelphia ball park last
Fogel declared that newspaper men.
who were near by at the time erro :
neously thought it was he who made as
sertions that the league race was being
"fixed" for the New York team to win.
It was stated that only because of
the publicity that might follow, the
clergyman in question was not identi
fied or asked to testify in Fogel's be
Fogel was asked if he believed that
the umpires, the presidents or any one
or anything connected with the Na
tional league was crooked.
"No," waa his emphatic answer.
He admitted, however, he had ex
pressed the belief that the Philadel
phia team had been given a -'rotten
deal" by the umpires during the latter
part of the season, especially during
the three double headers against New
York in September.
Golf Results for
St. James Trophy
Special Dispatch to The Call
SAN JOSE, Nov. 25.—1n the third
round of the tournament for the hand
some trophy put up by the St. James
hotel, played yesterday over the links
of the San Jose Golf and Country club,
E. K. Johnston defeated" Mac Donald
Scott, Paul R. Jones defeated F. H.
O'Keefe, H. Lion defeated Alfred Mad
sen and E. Slngletary defeated Al Jar
Brown Purchased by Braves;
St. Mary's Lad May
Get Tiger Job
Bγ Federal Wireless
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 26.—Drummond
Brown, catcher for the Vernon Tigers,
has been sold to the Boston Nationals,
the deal having been arranged by a tel
egraphic acceptance of the terms offered
by Hogan to the Boston club for Brown's
Vernon gets a cash consideration and
two players. Hogan says he does not
know yet whether he will take the two
players, but will wait and see what
pair are offered to him. The cash con
sideration is large enough, says Hap,
and he feels that it would be unfair to
Brown not to permit him to graduate
when he has the opportunity.
For the last two or three years
drafts have been put in for Brown,
but in the drawings he always has
lost out. Boston put in a draft for
him this fall, but Catcher Sam Agnew
got the call in the drawings. Brown's
work last season was so good, both
behind the bat and with the stick,
that Boston did not give up hope of
getting , him, and while Hap was in
the east negotiations were opened.
His release means that Hogcn will
have to get two more catchers. He
says he will give Simpson, the St.
Mary's college boy, a trial.
The 120 pmind basket ball team of Cogswell
won a 24 to 11 victory over Lick jenterday
afternoon on the Jackson courts. Lick did all
its scoring in the first half, but In the second
half the I'osrswell lads waded in and prevented
their opponents from putting another poLnt over.
The teams lined ur> as -follows:
Ccgswell. . Position. Lick.
.If ihnsoQ Forward L. Mueller
Colby Forward Aarron
Allen Center Dephw
Mlqae GuanJ Adams
Zolet, Fowler Guard F. Mueller

Hot Contest Ahead
In Stanford Tennis
Special Dispatch to The Cali
The largest and most hotly contested
j tennis tourney of the year will be staged
on the Encina courts during the Thanks
giving recess, when the annual handi
cap contest for the Theile trophy will be
! held. The right to hold the Theile cup
I for the year is one of the high rewards
to be obtained by local tennis men.
V. A. Sheldon and R. L. Murray, re
spectively captain and former captain
of the varsity tennis team, both have
been possessors of the perpetual trophy
and are entered in the coming contest
in addition to numerous other , expert
racket wielders, who will push the cap
tains to the limit.
It Is expected that the final match
will be played Friday morning.
U. C. Soccer Team
Resting for Game
Special Dispatch to The Call
BERKELEY. Nov. 26.—The Uni
versity of California soccer squad is
hard at practice for the final game of
the season with the Stanford soccer
team which takes place on Thursday.
Final practice was held this afternoon
and the men will be given a layoff
tomorrow in order that they may be
on edge for the game. The work of
the team has shown much improvement
since their defeat In the first game
with Stanford. Especially has this
been true of the forwards, and with
the unusually strong set of backs that
the blue and gold posesses the cardi
nal will be forced to its utmost if
it wishes to repeat its performance of
November 9.
Chance Closing Up
His Chicago Home
CHICAGO. Nov. 26.—Workmen en
gaged by Frank Chance were busy
yesterday dismantling the former
Chicago National league manager's
home, preparatory to the shipment of
the furntture to Glendora, Cal. This |
was taken by his friends here to mean i
that Chance does not contemplate re- !
turning to baseball in either of the
big leagues during the coming season. ;
Chance and his wife are now visit
ing in San Francisco, and although no
word regarding his future plans had
been received here within the last few
days, It Is not believed he will go to
Cincinnati or to the New York Ameri-
It is- reported* here that he contem
plates selling his home here, and Cbi
cagoans are generally agreed that they
have seen the last of the "peerless
leader" on the baseball field,
Special Dispatch to The Cail
VALLEJO. Nov. 20. —It was learned today that
the real reason why Willie Meelian called off the
bout wtih "Sailor" Charles Grande was owing
to the fact that he ha» been offered a main event
by one of the San Francisco clubs for next
DENVER, Nov. VL —Concluding its home
preparation with signal practice this momiufr,
th« Crttwrado Stnte School of Minqa fpqtbalj team
wili leave tonight roy L<» An£eles to meet the
i*ou|otu Qoliexe team Saturday.
! Portland Skipper Combs the
Big Brush Vigorously
Without Avail
Special Dispatch to The Call
PORTLAND, Nov. 2C. — Walter Mc-
Credie arrived home from the east today
lamenting his inability to secure a first
class young pitcher. Outside of sell
ing- Hank Butcher to Denver, the big
fellow did not make a switch in his
playing material. He could have picked
up a lot of old stuff, he says, but he Iβ
in the market for young material.
"Cleveland owes Portland a first base
man, and, as it has such men as Hon
horst, Riggs, Derrick and Blue, I am
sure of getting-one of these men when
waivers can be secured on them," said
McCredie. "I also have promises of
landing other men whom I want.
"I tried to put through a trade of Bill
Rapps for Twirler Chellette of the St.
Joseph club of the Western league, but
Joe Holland did not consider Rapps
promising enoug-h, and I probably will
have to sell him to the Texas league.
"I also talked of trading both Hark
nes3 and Koestner, but nothing has
come of either deal as yet, and both
may fall through. The Western league
is the one which has the cream of the
minor league pitching talent. I would
give $6,000 for three men in that circuit
if I could get them. I offered J2.500 for
Harris of Denver, but the owners laughed
at me."
McCredle says he has been told that
Greenwald of the Springfield club will
report to the Beavers.
K.O. Brown Fights
Brock to a Draw
CLEVELAND, 0.. Nov. 36. —"Knock-
out" Brown of New York and Phil
Brock of Cleveland fougnt 12 rounds
to a draw here tonight, according to a
newspaper decision.
The bout was the roughest ever seen
here, and when the gong rang at the
finish the uproar was so great that the
combatants kept right on lambasting
each other. They had to be separated.
Brown sought continually to get
close to Brock, and was the better at
the infighting. At long range Brock
scored often.
Brock cut Brown's lip open early In
the bout. In the closing rounds Brown
started Brock's nose bleeding. The
men weighed in at 133 pounds.
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