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CHOICE IS EVEN ON TOMORROW NIGHT'S HEAVY WEIGHT ENCOUNTER.
LOGAL FANS CAN
NOT FORGET OLD
WAYS OF GUNNER
His Recent Improvement Is
Considered, However;
Big Pittsburger Will
Tear Right In
JOE MURPHY
According to the present betting on
the outcome of the heavy weight con
test between Gunboat Smith and Frank
Moran, the blond scrapper from Pitts
burgh which is at even money, the fans
evidently figure that there is but little
to choose between these "white hopes."
On past performances it would be hard
to dope out the winner.
Even Jn view of Smith's good work
in the eaet the fans here will not warm
up to him because they know he hae
a weakness, and he will have to show
them something before they will for
get & few of his past performances.
The Gunboat failed to show gameness
5n a couple of his battles in this sec
tion. Hβ is regarded, however, a* a
very able ringman if he stands up and
does his best. Probably his recent
series of victories has given him the
necessary confidence.
The tar is a good boxer and a ter
rific puncher. He has a sleep pro
ducing kick in his right mitt which
few of the present day hopes possess.
If he gets this wallop over solidly in
the early fighting the chances of one
Frank Moran will not be very rosy.
On the other hand, If' Moran gets to
the tar early and displays marks of
class, the Gunboat might come to an
early conclusion that he is meeting
another Jim Barry.
PITTSBIBGER CONFIDENT
Moran is certain that he will beat
Smith. In fact, he puts up a very
good argument if you care to listen to
him. There is no doubting the sin
cerity of the Pittsburger, and it is safe
to say that he will put up a hustling ,
light even if he goes down to defeat.
"U'hlle Smith is said to have improved
sjnee he has been in the east, the same
might be said of Moran since he hit the
west. The blond haired fighter has
improved very much since he donned
the gloves in this section. In fact,
he appears to be much the best of the
heavy weight division in this section.
The coming battle will be the most
important engagement Moran or Smith
ever signed for. The outcome of this
fight will give the winner the right to
fight for the world's championship.
Tho chances of the winner of the
Moran-Smith battle and the winner
of the McCarty-Palzer bout to meet
here on Washington's birthday look
very bright. The promoters are after
them and it appears to be an excellent
attraction, and one that would bring
big money to the box office.
BOTH IS GOOD SHAPE
Both Moran and Smith are reported
to be in good shape for their coming
encounter. Both fighters worked yes
lerday and looked to be ready for a
hard battle.
Smith did the usual routine work,
and boxed six rounds with Tad ftior
dan. The tar looks? to be in good
shapo and shows improvement in his
boxing. He appears to have taken
on considerable weight.
Moran will be fit and ready to put
up the scrap of his career. The Pitts
burger is anxious to win decisively,
v he realizes how important tomor
row night's contest is. He says that
will right after Smith, so if
tho gunner is not game he will find it
out early in the fight.
Moran is training over at Al White's
place in Oakland. His boxing yester
day consisted of four rounds of glove
work with liufo Cameron, the big col
ored heavy weight. There was quite
a gathering of fans at Moran's train
ing quarters yesterday to see him work.
TKKBTS O.\ SALE TODAY
Promoter Coffroth expects a big
wd at Dreamland Friday night and
he is making arrangements to accom
modate them. The ticket sale starts
today at the United ?igar store, ?00
Market street, and pasteboards also
will be sold at Corbett's, 106 Fourth
* * *
Harlem Tommy Murphy and Frankie j
Burns, who will furnish the fistic en- I
tertainment on New Year's afternoon
at eighth street arena, are
getting rapidly iato shape for their
coming encounter. \
It marks the first meeting of the
pair, and the fans look for a spirited
contest when the boys get together.
Murphy has always put up a good scrap
when lie started in this section and j
there is a Mg following of fans who
believe that Burns is every bit as good
a fighter as Willie Ritchie. It is hoped
that this question will some
time in the future.
I.fTTMS FELLOM S BOX
Burns is ovpr at White's place. The
Oaklander put in a busy day. He went
through, the regular training stunts and
finished up with fix rounds of boxing,
taking on Charley Reilly for three
rounds and also sparring with Spider
Roche for a like number of rounds.
Murphy boxed with Johnny Frayne
for three rounds. Then he boxed three
rounds with Louis Reese and also three
•n-idi Eddie Miller, the clever bantam
weight.
So far there has been no betting on
. the outcome of the Burns-Murphy con
test. Burns' recent work in the ring
hae been so impressive that it seems
he surely will be made a choice over
Murphy. The Oaklander has many ad
mirers on botji sides of the bay vho
will surely bet on him.
Jeffries and Nolan Kiss
And Make Up
: Dispatch to The Call)
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 25.—Jim Jeffries
land Billy Nolan met and shook hands
last night at a chance meeting at Old-
Held & Kipper's buffet. Mutual friends
who noted that the two eportsmen
in the place conceived the idea of
ng them to bury the hatchet and
lif friends aprain. Both readily con
ferred and they walked toward each
othpr with outstretched hands and
*mt)os on their faces, greeting each
other familiarly by calling their first
nai#es. The differences between Jeff
nd Nolan dated from the time that
Xoian refused to permit Jeffries to
referee the Nelson-Brltt scrap at San
Francisco «everal years ago. From
that time until last night they had not
epoken to each other.
pal brown outpoints hyland
< AT/iARY. Alberta, Dec. 2.*.—Pel Brown of
E. Minn., was given the decision otrr
ilifornia today after 35 roaods
of Bsni fiehtioa. Hyland was ou by, feet at
ttie end of the fifteenth round. "
BOXING STYLES CHANGE WITH EVERY WIND THAT BLOWS -
FLOOD OF PALZER COIN
FAILS TO CHANCE ODDS
McCarty's Backers Holding
Off for Juicier Bit, It
Is Thought
(Special Dispatch to The Call)
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 25—Palzer
money continues to flood the market,
with McCarthy change becoming
scarce, but the odds upon the result
of the New Tear's day scrap have not
wobbled in the last 48 hours. It is
suspected that the McCarthy backers
are dissatisfied with even money and
are holding and waiting for a better
price. That they will get it is the
general opinion, as the Palaer backers
are getting anxious to place their
money at evens and are predicting
that they will have to give odde before
the week ends.
Tho steady improvement shown by
Palzer in his training, and his rapid
recovery from the illness that affected
him, have greatly encouraged his ad
mirers and Palzer is growing at a
rapid rate.
McCarthy has a following that will
not be dismissed, and the big Missour
tan will go into the ring with strong
backing. The fact that he fought bet
ter than he showed in training quar
ters cmvineed the fans generally that
he Is a much better fighter than he
has shown and that he will spring
another surprise on those who are
looking for a Palzer victory.
Schools Asked to Aid in
Planning Big Meet
(Special DUpateh to The Cail.
STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Deo. 23.—
In order to get suggestions from the
principals of high schools as to im
provements that might be made in the
management of the annual interschol
astic track and field meet to be held on
the Stanford oval April 12, letters have
been sent out to the schools of the Pa
cific slope. The board of directors of
the interscholastic association is
planning to make the eighth meeting
of the prep school athletes bigger and
better than ever before. Already sev
eral schools in Washington and in
Arizona hare signified their intention
of entering teams.
In addition to the track and field
eports the Stanford association is to
stage its annual interscholastic tennis
tourney on the same day. This will be
the means of bringing together the
best of the younger racquet \yieldere
of the state. Last year .In'm Strachan
of Lowell high, present bay counties
champion, won the singles champion
ship after a hard fight with Johnston
of the San Francisco Polytechnic high.
The doubles championship also was
won by northern California players,
Strachan and Levinson of Lowell.
Appropriate trophies are to be given
the winners of the tournament.
All Valieio Eleven Will
Have Hands Full
(Special Dispatch to The Call)
VALLEJO, Dec, 26. —Manager Stev
ens of the All Vallejo football eleven
completed arrangements today for a
series of three straight games for his
colts, which will keep them busy for
the next, trio of Sunday?. Next Sunday
tlie locals will meet the eleven of the
cruiser Maryland at the Cyoodrome; a
week later the Stevenltes will travel
te Oakland to play with the Originals,
and on January 12 the Brooklyns will
fill the bill at the Cycodrome.
Football Tars to Give a
Dance Tomorrow
(Special Dispatch to The Call)
VALL.EJO. Dec. 25.—The football
team of the cruiser Maryland is to hold
a dance in Oakland Friday night, and.
the members of the All Vallejo eleven
have received an invitation to be pres
ent as the honored guests of the oc
casion. An elaborate program has been
arranged, and the officers as well as
the enlisted men of (fie vessel are
looking forward to the affair with
much interest.
Ex-Champion's Mother Is
Dangerously III
Abe Attell, the former feather
weight champion, is racing home from
the east to see his mother, who is dan
gerously ill. The little boxer wiTed
from Chicago late Tuesday night that
he was on hie way home. His brother
Monte, who Is aleo In the east. Is on
Ms way here. The Attell family are
old residents of this city.
PURDXTE'B COACH DEAD
MADISON. WJs.. Dee. 2,'..—John E. Moll, known
in football <ircl»»H as "Keckle" Moil, died nt a
hospital lier«- tuiiay, aftrr 11 abort illness from
typhoid ferer. Mo!l coached th> Purdue unlw
slty elpvii this j-ear. As quarterback on the
I'niverelty of Wlwonstin teem in 1811 h» wee
accorded "all western" honors by many critics.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1912.
G.M. MILLER WINS IRE
BIG NAVIDAD HANDICAP
Irish Gentleman's Rider Is
Outjockeyed by Henry
on the Winner
(Special Dispatch to The Call)
JUAREZ, Dec. 25.— G. M. Miller from
the Carson barn captured the Navidad
handicap today, beating a high elaes
field. The event was at a mile and was
marred to some extent by numerous
scratches. The McKenzie entry, Buck
horn, and Helen Barbee declined the
Issue along , with three others.
The race resulted in a dingdong finish
in which Henry on Miller outrode Day
enport on Irish Gentleman. The latter
made all the running and lost out In
the last"***stride. Miller carried 117
pounds and was up with the pace, and
when llf>nry called on him In the run to
the wire he responded gamely. Meri
dian, the favorite, was beaten off. In-
Jury finished third.
Console was the only winning , favor
ite of the day. Jockey Hill captured
two races. Summary:
FIRST KACE—One and an eighth mile*:
Odds. Horse. Weight. Jockey. St. S»r. Kin.
10-I—WdtlKwortfc 11. 96 fHili) ■"> 1 1 -
7-10— (I)ZOROASTER, l<:;. <Teab»ni 4 :'• 2 %
»-2—(«)!.. PAXTON, 100 illalsey* 2 2 8 8
Time. J:ST. Wadswortii 4 3-2 abow;
Zoroaster 1-3 plsre, 1-.', shnw; Lily Paxton 3-8
show. (3)The Peer. Moleaey. Rul>v Knight, Vir
ginia LlnUsey. Galene also ran.
SECOND RA*~:e— One mile:
Odds. Horse. Weight, Joeker. St. Str. Fin.
«-.-,_-(I)COKSOLE. KM <TsaliaTt>.. 3 i 11
7-I—Gold of Opblr. 109 (Ste.ie).. 1 1 2 'a
β-t— Dutch Rook, 107 (GrosfM 7 .': S2
Tfni<\ 1:42 1-5. Console 4-*> pi**' , '. 2-.* fhow;
Ontatr 5-2 place. 6-5 sbotr: Rock 7-,\ cbow. j
(Z)B«pulveda. Swinh. Hsny, (B)Compton, also |
rsa. . Scratched —Ymir. Adolante.
THIRD RACE—Fire end a half furlongs.
Otitis. Horse. Weight, Jockor. j?t. Str. Fin.
«I—(3)EL FALOMAfc. 108 (Bust) 2 1 1 2
8 s—Connaught. 108 (Tenhsnl. 4 2 2 4
7-5— (i)v. Sights, 112 «3m»>.. 0 3 se
Time. 1:07 3-5. Palomar 3-2 piece, wit show:
Connnugljt 3-6 place, out nhow; Verted Rights
out show. (2)R,oiiris also ran.
FOUBTH RACE—One mile:
Odds. Horse. Weight. Jockey. St. Ptr. Fin.
:H—G. M. Miller. 117 (Henr.vV. 5 2 1 ns
8-I—lrish Gentleman. K»7 (Daveo) 4 12 4
6-1— Injury. 11 r> (Gross) 6 5 8 1
Time. 1:40 1-5. Miller β-ft nine*. 3-5 »how;
Gentleman 3 pls<*e fj-2 •bow; Injury 4-5 show.
(S)Cracker Box, Meadow. (l)Meridi*n, (3)Lo
ween, also ran. Seratrhed —Firing Feet. Coneole,
General Marchmont, lieleu Bar'oee. Buckborn,
EnfteM.
FIFTH RA(T.—Six furlong?:
Odds. Hors«. Weight JfK-key. St. Str. Fin.
4-1 --(S)UPEIGHT. 96 "HUI> 4 3 11
.-.-1--(3)PAWHUSKA. 103 (Steele). * -' 2 2
7-I—Furlong. 108 1 Molcsworth 1... 3 1 3 %
Time. 1:12 4-r>. fpriglit 0-. place. "-Z show;
Pawlmska B*B plecp. 4-8 show; Fnrlong 3-3 show.
(l)Jim Basey. Kootpuay. Wlntergreen. also ran.
SIXTH HACK -One and an eignth miles:
Ori<)s. Hone, Wf igljr. Jockey. St. Str. Fin.
i:;-,—Silrer ttratri. 108 tOroiuO 2 2 13
*->-! — (11FAHCY, irr, -Mullijrani... .'{l2 1
25-1— Forr-e. 113 1 Steele} •"• '•> 84
Time i :'>' li-Y <;t*i>i 1 &]»• <\ -o show; Fancy
3 place, 7--» ibow; Force •*! Jhow. Lehigh. High
land Cbi"f, fß)Ben TJnca*, (SjMinnolette, also
ran.
Weather fair; track fair.
I The Call's Selections
For the Juarez Races
JOE MURPHY
FoMowfne are Tlie Call's selection* for the
races at Juarez today:
FIRST RACK-One mile:
Index. Horso. Wt.
1691 PEDHO 108
1«55 MISS KORN 1<«
HKtG BONJrtE BAKD 10.1
Him C'xlfather 11l
ieSB Florence Krlpp 0!»
1618 y.inkan<i 108
IHT.I Oppeis lf>S
Tight tit between top two. Tr>p one siren
the pref««n< <■. Botinle Banl aihoul'l improve.
SECOND RACK—Sis firlotiKv:
Imleir. Borne. W't.
\a:,:'. BEUJ3 I<C
1«77 SHARPER KNIGHT 102
1893 JOLLY TAB f»7
KHI <iartei- 1021
1071 Wottresa 90)
1971 I See It ..' 102
1655 (irf'on Cloth 102
1679 Loving Mose 99
BelU has fhown the be«t form or tliis lot.
Sharper Knight appears to be the contender.
THIBD RACK—One mile:
Inflow Hor*e. Wt.
1653 HANNIS 108
1H45 COLINET 11l
i<m hughie qvinn 102
l«>6 LehlgU 99
1«»4 Icarian 106
1084 Aragonene 108
1873 Judae Walton in
Hannis can do It on best form.
ror-RTII RACE—Six furlongs:
Index. Home.
J60:; EYE WHITE 311
IOTA SANEL 103
J(VS2 TRANSPARENT 108
ltf&l Uasaio 98
lfias Sir Harry 103
Kdmond Adams 104
ice« Quid Nunc • lOi i
1« Cantein 108
ie. r »9 Sonjt of Rocks H8 ]
ie7s Dint Tucker 1041
1«75 Tim Judge 10*
Smile 108
lfiS3 Flyißjt 90
Ejre White hat been running In good form
and looks best. Close between others.
KIFTH RACE—One mile:
Index. Hoiee. TTt.
lew ANNE McG-EE 10T
iera el pato »»
l*«v> L. M. ECKERT 112
lr*,s Uotta Creed 107
1690 BalroDia 10S
1676 Rup , 108
0423 Adoiante 107
leftl Baby Doll . .■* 09
Anne McGet getting good; lias tbe speed and
locks like a good bet.
SIXTH EACE—One mile:
Index. Horse. TTt.
lead SETBACK 108
1««a LOVE JXAY 102
ier>rt SHORTY NORTHCTJT —
1«3« Don Enrique 112
IM6 Gretehen O 105
5773 Harlem Maid 103
Setback won last race handily and Iβ good;
lookn to bare the class. Lore Day la consistent.
Sliorty Nortbcut won last start.
BEST BETS—SEXXS. EYE WHIT*
Promoter Hugh McIntosh Is
Out of the Pugilistic Game
SYDNEY, N. S. W., Dec. 25. ■— Hugh Mclntosh, the well known
fistic promoter, who staged many important championship battles in
this country, today announced that he had disposed of his interests
in the pugilistic game, to Snowy Baker, one of Australia's prominent
boxing promoters.
Mclntosh will devote his whole time to the Tivoli theatrical circuit.
Baker purchased the Stadium, where all big fights are staged, for
$150,000.
After signing the papers Baker announced that he would set to
work immediately and endeavor to bring the best English and American
boxers to this country. He hopes to arrange a world's lightweight
championship match, and will offer champions in all divisions special
inducements to come here.
JIM THORPE'S RISE SENSATIONAL
Scoffed at in 190$, Now Greatest Athlete
CARLISLE, Pa.. Dec. 25.—One day in
the spring of 1908 Glenn Warner, the
physical director at the Carlisle In
aian school, had hie redskin stars
training on the athtetic field at Car
lisle. A squad was clustered around
the jumping standards, where Warner
was attempting , to show the jumpers
how to clear t»e crossoar. The bar had
bf-en placed at a Height which all the
jumpers had failed to clear. Warner
had stepped to the standards and was
preparing: to lower the bar when one
af the athletes touched him on the
shoulder and said:
"Wait a minute, Mr. Warner, Jim he
wants to Jump. Ha! Ha! He tlnk he's a
srrasshopper."
Warner turned and saw one of the
students, an Indian boy dressed in a
working blouse and overalls, just as he
had come out of the shop, where he
was learning a trade. Warner was
preparing to shoo the "buck" away
and tell him to stop bothering the ath
letes, when the youngster approached
the standards, and, springing from the
ground, sailed easily over the cross
bar.
Warner knows an athlete when he
sees one. "Say, you," shouted the
"oaeh, "go to the gymnasium and tell
Mike to give you an athletic suit and
i pair of spiked shoes. Then come out
iere and get to work. You're a mem
aer of the track team now."
Four years later the same Indian
stood before the king of Sweden, in the
luge, white walled stadium in Stock
holm, where the pick of world's ath
letes had been in competition. The
Swedish ruler clasped his hand and
5a Id:
"You, sir, aro the most wonderful
itbiete in the world."
The young Indian lad, who was""dis
covered ,, by Warner at Carlisle in 1908,
md Jim Thorpe, the greatest athlete
n the world, are one and the same
person.
Just now the world is ringing with
>raise of the great work Thorpe has
■>een doing on the gridiron. Last fall
t was the same thing, and Thorpe
sarned the coveted football honor, a
jlace on the ail-American eleven.
[Vhat he did in athletics last summer—
ie won both the pentathlon and the
iecathlon, the two all around events at
:he Olympic games, and the all around
championship of the United States, and
shattering the world's record held by
Hartln Sheridan —is fresh in the minds
)f all followers of sport.
Thorpe pitched for the Carlisle base
nail team and phowed such class that
he scouts of several big league teams
•air.ped on his trail, well founded ru
nors having it that he has signed for
i big league debut. Thorpe has played
ilmost every position ia baseball, but
ikes pitching the best.
He is a star basket ball player and
?an play any position on the five. He
6 a member of the Carlisle lacrosse
md hockey teams, and is known as
:he best tennis and handball player in
:he school. He ahines at indoor base
>all juet as brilliantly as he shines In
:he outdoor games. Among ' other
:hinga Jim ie a great gymnast and is
>roflcient at swimming, skating, snow
shoeing, rowing and other activities.
About the only things Thorpe can
lot do are play the piano and dance.
31s utmost desire eeems to be to maa
er those accomplishments. Upon his
■eturn to the Caflisle Indian school
ifter the Olympic trip he told Warner
\e wanted to quit "work" until he
:ould learn to "dance, sing and play the
>iano."
Warner had to compromise by letting
[im take some time from his athletic
york and practice music, singing and
dancing under competent instructors.
"Jim is about ready to break into so
ciety," laughed Warner, in telling his
j latest gossip about Thorpe, while com
ing down on the train from Providence
after the Carlisle-Brown game last
Thursday.
James Thorpe was born 25 years
ago on the reservation of the Sac and
Fox Indians in the middle west, and
when the tribe moved to Oklahoma he
went with it. His early life was spent
mostly in the open, and his love of
sports was born in him. When he was
a boy he showed unusual skill in the
sports of the red man, and the story
is told in Carlisle of how he chased a
rabbit for 10 miles, ran it down and
captured it. Even the stoical redskins
like a Joke now and then.
Hunting and fishing were Jim's vo
cation and avocation before he went
to Carlisle. Thorpe's early environment
laid the foundation for his splendid
physique. He was normal when he en
tered the Carlisle Indian school. He
was a youngster then—he has spent
more than 10 years in the institution—
and his entrance examination showed
he was 5 feet % inch tall and that
he weighed 115 pounds.
Figures at the school chow that in
1908 he had jumped to 5 feet 11*4
Inches and his chest measurements
at Inspiration and expiration, re
spectively, were 41 and 35 inches.
He then weighed 181 pounds. Three
years later, or on September 17, 1911,
he was 6 feet l inches tall, weighed
185 pounds and his inspiration and ex
piration measurements were 42 and
35 Vx inches.
In capturing the pentathlon and the
decathlon at the Olympics, Thorpe be
came the possessor of the two most
valued trophies of the meeting. Both
now rest in the trophy hall at Carlisle.
One Is the massive bronze bust of
King Gustav of Sweden, which was
presented to Thorpe by the king him
self for winning the pentathlon, and
the other is the czar of Russia's decath
lon trophy, a silver gem studded model
of a viking ship.
After his return to this country
Thorpe further showed his wonderful
athletic versatility by capturing the j
national all around championship of j
America, rolling up a total of 7,476
points and smashing by 91 points the
world's all around athletic record, held j
by Martin Sheridan.
An idea of Thorpe's wonderful ath- |
letic versatility can be gained from the i
following: He has run 100 yards in j
10 1-5 seconds, has done the 120 yard i
high hurdles in 15 3-5 seconds and the !
220 yard low hurdles in 25 seconds, has I
turned a quarter of a mile in 52 3-5 ]
seconds, has put the Iβ pound shot 45
feet 1 inch, has scaled the discua 125
feet 8 inches, has thrown the ham
mer 125 feet, has pole vaulted 10 feet |
8 inches and has high jumped 6 feet 4 !
inches and broad jumped 23 feet 3 i
inches. No man in the annals of ath- !
letics ever could boast of such a rec- j
ord.
Those who saw Thorpe in this sea
eon's football games marveled at his
exhibition.
Youngster Swims a Fast
Hundred Yards
PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 25^— J. W. Mc-
Murray, 20 years of age, today won the
annual swim across the Willamette,
making the distance, a trifle over 100
yards, it is reported, in 55 1-5 seconds.
Don Vickers of Eugene was second,
and Norman Holers of Portland was
third.
BATTLING DANE SAYS
HE CAN TRIM RITCHIE
Bat's Really Serious, Too!
He Says After He Does
It He'll Retire
(Special Dispatch to The Call)
CHICAGO, Dec. 25.—Battling Nelson
wants one more opportunity to regain
the title of lightweight champion.
"I only need one more chance," said
Bat, chipper as ever, upon his return
to Hegewisch to spend Christmas with
his family, "because I will win. I want
a crack at Ritchie, and when I beat
him, as I surely will, I will step up in
front of the crowd and make. a nice
little speech in which I will announce
my retirement from the ring."
The Battler insists he is serious.
"I am feeling better than ever," he
went on, "and with one month's train
ing I can make the beet of them jump
through the ropes."
Nelson will light "Yankee" Schwartz
at Columbus, 0.. New Year day, and two
days later he will meet Frank Russell
in a ring at New Orleans.
Verbal Duel Continues
(Special Dispatch to Tbe Call)
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 25.—The verbal
duel between Tom Jones, manager of
Wolgast, and Billy Nolan, who is di
recting the destinies of "Willie Ritchie,
continues.
"Billy Nolan,", declares Jones,
had more than the allotted time In
which to back up his acceptance of my
offer to wager $25,000 on a return
match between Wolgast and Ritchie
and has not done so. To prove that I
am sincere I have decided to extend
the time and give him the remainder
of this week in ,which to come in
with the money. words of ac
ceptance count for nothing—l always
back up mine with the cold cash, and
that is what I expect of him. I am
still ready to make good on the offer
whenever Nolan shows a disposition to
do likewise. Nolan has told me that
he realizes Wolgast Is entitled to a
return match and that it would be the
best possible drawing card. I have of.
fered him $15,000 as a guarantee and
do not see what more I can do to en
tice Ritchie to get back in the ring
with Wolgast. ,-
To which Colonel Nolan responds in
kind. Says Nolan:
"Tom Jones made his bluff of bet
ting $25,000 on Wolgast to defeat
Ritchie In a return match and was ad
vised five days before my arrival of
my acceptance of his alluring offer.
Monday he was asked to make good
his word and was given the chance to
do so, but failed. His failure elimi
nates any coun-ter proposition that he
has to offer now. True, we always re
garded the offer in the nature of an
excuse for Wolgast's defeat, which It
proved to be. Wolgast is a good fighter,
however, but he met his master in
Ritchie, like the champions that pre
ceded him, and he had to bow to the
inevitable. When the boys do meet
again, which I regard as a certainty,
the verdict for the third time will be
Ritchie, as it always has been."
American Soccer Champs
Trim Missourians
ST. IiOUIS. Dec 25.—The West Hud
sons of Harrison, N. J, soccer football
champione of America', this afternoon
defeated the Innisfails of the St. Louis
Soccer league by 4 to X.
SOLDIER KEA2NS WALLOPED
PHILADELPHIA. Dee. 25.—Soldier U -am«
wa« defeated by Dan Daley before the National
Athletic club tonight. Daley opened th« first
round hy forcing matters and had Kearn* In a
had way many times before the end of the bf»ut.
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TENNIS RATING SCHEME
MAY BE DISCONTINUED
National Association Tired
of Doing All the Work
Without Help
NEW YORK, Dec 25.-—Abolition of
the rating of tenhis In the
United States is being considered by the
officials of the United States National
Lawn Tennis association, which will
hold 'ts annual meeting? her* tomor
row. It Is declared that the rating
committee finds the work too great a
task because players fail to co-operate
by sending in the data required for
the ratings. As a result the proposal
of a complete abandonment of the rat
ing's, or limiting- them to an honor roll
of the first ten, will be presented at the
February meeting.
Gaudiums Win Football
Laurels of Vallep
VALLEJO, Dec. 25.—This afternoon
at the cycodrome the Gaudiums met
and defeated their old rivals , thfr,
Beavers by a score of 12 to 7 for tbW
amateur football championship of
Vallejo. Right half Watson for the
Gaudiums made the first touchdown,
while Quarterback McGrane for the
Guadiums also scored a touchdown in
the first period after a 35 yard run.
Fullback Tait of the Beavere mad* tli«
only touchdown for his eleven in the
second period.
WAGNEK. VS. HERMAN
XEW YORK. Dec. 25.—Young Wagner and Kid
Herman will box 10 roands Saturday nijfbt »r ftu-
Falrmount Athletic club. In the fcmitinal F.rtdie
Doyle of Philadelphia boxes Young Rosen of Jer
sey City.
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