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Wolgast Arrives Today to Get Ready for Murphy
ONE TIME CHAMP
ANXIOUS TO CET
INTO THE GAME
Many Wise Fans Think That
the Harlem Lad Has an
Even Chance to Beat
His Rival
JOE MURPHY
Ad Wolgaet is due to arrive here
this morning: to start work for his 20
round battle with Harlem Tommy Mur
rhy, which is scheduled to take place
Rt Coffroth's Mission street arena on
the afternoon of February 22.
The former champion will have a lit
tle over a week to prepare for his en
counter with Murphy. According to
ieports from Portland, where "Wolgast
has been for several weeks, he has
been doing light work there in prep
aration for tfie coming encounter.
TVolgast v ill go to the Seal Rock
"-onse to train. This has been his
favorite spot. He has trained at the
ocean beach for all his bouts in this
neck of the woods.
The former champion will be closely
watched, as there is suspicion existing
that he is sliding:, and more attention
"will be paid to his work while train
ing than heretofore. Tt is vory likely
that Wolgast will dpvote n:ore time
to his training camp than when he
was matched to box Ritchie. He
realizes that a defeat at the hands of
Murphy will entirely eliminate him
from the ranks of lightweight chal
lengers, whilp ;i victory over Murphy
will force tho champion to give him
another match.
Wolgast will be without a manager
In the future unless he decides to pick
up another handler to look after his
financial affairs. The split between
Wolgast and Jones, which occurred
recently in Portland, is not likely to
be patched up if reports are true.
The. Cadillac boy seems to think that
he can pet along very well now with
out a manager since he is no longer
the champion. The fact that he agreed
to box Murphy without consulting
Jones peeved the latter, which resulted
in the pair splitting. This is not the
first tilt Wolgast and Jones n«s had
and it would not be a great surprise
to see them hook up again after they
cool down a bit.
It is „ quite possible that Jones will
hn along with Wolgast when the train
rolls into the Oakland mole this morn
ingt Tom is a pretty shrewd individ
ual and he la not allowing , a money
maker like Wolgast to get away from
him if he can help it.
The coming contest is arousing a
grreat deal of interest and it is sur
prising the number of experts who are
conceding Murphy an even chance or
better. Previous to Wolgast's battle
with Ritchie the bettors would have
made Wolgast an overwhelming favor-
He over the New Yorker if they had
been matched.
Wolgasts defeat at the hands of
Ritchie and Murphy's sensational vic
tory over Frank ie Burns has brought
the fans around f> realize that Mur
phy is reaily a great fighter and that
he has been underestimated. He is
taken seriously now and will surely
receive support from the bettors.
A great de*l depends upon Wolgasfs
training as to how the betting: will be
on the coming battle. If he pets down
to serious work and shows his old
form in the gymnasium it is quite
proba'nie that Wo.gast will be. a de
cided choice.
Wolgrast bae been resting up since
last T! HnkFgiving day. when he lost
•he tftl« to Willie Ritchie. Three
t leisure should have fresh
ened him for a strenuous campaign.
Unlesfl lie ta sliding the former light
t champion should be" as good
now as he boxed Ritchie.
Muri puttied down to serious
work out at Joe Millet's resort, and In
company with Johnny Frayne, who is
helping him to get in shape, the New
York- : king like a beaver for
Qing battle. He realizes the im
portant'- of tlip coming bout, as a vic
tor.' , meaQfl that he is the legitimate
challenger of Willie Ritchie, the light
wfi.eht < hampion.
Murphy put in an active day yester
day at his training quarters. He boxed
four rounds with Puggry Cove and he
aLso v.-ent four rounds with Johnny
Fraynr. He was on the road in the
morningr, and preceding his boxing in
the afternoon he went through the
various gymnasium exercises indulged
in by boxers who are in training.
A delegation of Portland fans headed
by RoPooe F&wcett will make the trip
from the north to see the battle.
Basket Ball Results
An ecbo of the rf<onf suspension of iiif-rnhern
of tbe Olj Burbarian clubs tiy The Pa-
Hfi<- ftMOclatloo w:.s hoard y«*t«Tday when Ath
letic Director Keawrigut of tbe Berkeley Y.
M. C. A. applied to the PaoinV enunciation regis
tration committee, asking the status quo :■'
Charlie Anatin, a member of the Berkeley "i""
basket ba!! team.
Austin, with others, was depended frrnn IV
< fin her 1 to December 31 last year fur perttel
-1-ating lv a football game Id W&leb profeM-ion*!
took p«rt. The suspension was lifted
December 31, but In the gatnc between the
■V" team and the of California qutn
lart Tuesday the bine and gold manager is
said to have protested Austin on the ground that
h" "played with the Olympic clat> in open com
petition'" The Berkeley team played without
Austins s-eTTieea. though tbey would bare licen
perfectly juKtified in playing him. as he had
long before been restored to good standing in the
association.
The protest of the noiventty robbed the "V"
team of * reliable man for that gam* , , *n<l. had
■varsity won the '-oiUmsi, the * - V" would
har<> been justified under the circumstances of
applying fur a replay. The protest tvas ovt
■iv iTi.'il' 3 by Hi" vHr>ity men in ignorancp of
trae facts of the ease. Austin played with
tho Olympic flub in fnotball only over which
the Pacific association bes no JnrUdiction.
The regUtretiou committee yesterday notified
the V. M. C. A. that Austin was lv
good -tjniding with the association and thnt ho
was eligible to play with the "T" team. Austin
was hl*o notified by Secretary 11. Haus.-r over
the telephone that should he again be protested
to play with his team and the aa&ociatiou would
support Uim.
# * »
TTjo Iocs) eeepetftlee in the PacinV nssoclation
rbainplons.hips will b< , continued tonight with
three gam** be tlw B'nai B'rith gymnaalnra
coort. 14t) Eddy strret. The first game will be
lilaved at T o'clock between the 110 pound
team , - representing <"rilunib : H Park Buys* club
nnd tbe fc<»et«i". L'peo tbe completion of thl«
game the 120 poaad IMBI from Cogswell and
If. c. A. will take the floor. The flnal g*m*
will be between the fast Swastika and Lowell
teams. The<c tenuis are entered in the 145
jiound division and have |x»on showing good
form all the season lv the preliminary games.
* * *
Tbe Oakland and San Fram-im , -. divisions of
the Catholic Schools Athletic league s;ilit up yes
terday in a double header. The Oakland wide won
the 110 pound gair.e. while the local b.tsketere
we're ea«ceißtful in the unlimited division.
In tte first game, the unlimited contest, the
Star of the team of thl* city showed its
superiority orcr tbe St. Joseph's academy.
It m not the playing of the winners that
wat the big factor in their Tictory. It was
»'iv; ntage in sise. They outweighed the
academy ,>luyers by at least 20 pouitds to the
man. Tlie tfnal* score was 38 to 17. The teams
were:
Ktar of the Sea—-E. Kerwln, E. Conlin, J. Con
war M. Negro, R. Cooway.
Bt*. Joseph's academy—Sousa, Ziero, Turlong,
i Kite, Turnbull, liucktnan.
M SIMMARY
Star of the Sea—:<s points from 17 field goal*,
3 foul goat* and 1 p"int awarded: br Kerwln, 2
field goal* and 1 foul goal; by Conloo. 10 flpld
and 1 foul goal: by .T. Oonway, ?, field goals; by
N»gro entl R. Conway. l field goal each.
St. Joseph's academy—l 7 noip<« frnm a field
Yachtless Sailors
Set for Big Cruise
Inland Mariners Embark Tonight for Sisson, Where
They Will Frolic in the Snow and Make It
Interesting for All the Natives
The fifth annual cruise of the sailors
of the Indoor Yacht club will staxt to
night in OFarrell street. From there
they will be carefully piloted by a
squadron of police through the jagged
passages of Market street. Then the
land sailors will be shipped to Oak
land on a ferry boat, where they will
take their good yacht Southern Pacific,
and wheel off to Sisson. the land of
snow and a fish hatchery.
Nearly 200 will travel in de luxe
style to the. northern end of the state
to pay their respects to the good peo
ple of Sisson, who are planning to give
the land tars a high old time. The
sailors will be prepared for a rough
voyage. Commodore Hennessey has
advised them to wear their storm
clothes and the tars will be garbed in
white linen and tam-"o-shanters.
Once aboard the steam yacht, in
Oakland the mirth will commence and,
according to the program, it is to con
tinue until the return of the sailors
on Monday morning. Commodore Hen
nessey will give instructions to his
sailors at a downtown cafe. Jim Cor
bett, honorary member of the crew,
who will be present, wiii tell a few
stories. and during his remarks
"cheer" will be served in glasses.
The program arranged for the trip
to Shasta includes a variety of clever
vaudeville acts. Stage Manager Sam
If you heed the max-inm old
You will find th-t you nre sold.
If you w&nt to heed Max 11 —■
you'll buy yourself a motor car.
British Racquet Champ
Coming to America
Feb. 13.— Details of
the approaching international racquet
match between Jack BOtttar, the
Racquet club professional, and Charles
Williams, the world's title holder, were
arranged today by cable. Seven games
will be played In England and seven
in America. In case of a tie the player
with the greatest number of ares to
his credit will be declared the winner.
The first game will be played on April
7 at the Queens club, London, and those
here the latter part of May.
Coulon May Sign Up to
Box Kid Williams
(SpeiM*! Dispatch to The CnlM
CHICAGO, Feb. 13.— Chicago
fans are taking it for granted that
Johnny Coulon, true to his promise, will
«ign articles for a flgrht with /Cid Wil
liams, who won a 20 round decision
over Eddie Campl at Vernon. Coulon
now recognizes Williams as a logical
contender for the bantam weight title.
Johnny, who has been resting in Chi
cago for many weeks on adivce of his
physician, recently declared he would
sign for a fight with Williams, but
would insist that Manager Harris make
good his promise to hand him $600
bonus.
goals and ." foul goal*; by Sonsa, 1 field goal;
hy Zltrn. 1 field goal; by Este, 4 fleld and 5
foul goals.
The. weond game between th» 110 potind team*
of St. Peter's and St. Joseph's academy wan a
inuoh eloM-r and fauter game. In the first half
the tw(» teams alternated in the lead and tbe
•e»re at the end of the period was 7 to 6 in
the • academy's fayor. In the ewjoad half both
did better work, but the experience of the
IVralta purk boy* told, and they woa with the
urore 24 to 17. The team*:
St. Peter'?—Srlivreltzer, Fitzgerald, OranTllle,
G. SleTin. T. Slevin.
Sr. Joseph's academy— Cochrane, Eete, Taylor,
Ricbardsou, Caaieron.
FTMMARY
St. Peter's —17 points from 5 field goals. 6
foul goal* and 1 point awarded; by Schweitzer.
1 field goal and 6 foul goats; by Fitzjeerald and
Granrille, 1 field coal each; by G. Serin, 2 field
goals.
St. Joaeph's academy—24 point* from 11 field
and 2 fotil gealsr by Cochrane. 3 field and 2
foul itoeln; by Eete, 4 field goals; by Taylor, 4
field foals.
"He might be a good drawing card, btit he'll
nrror be a got,<i ball player." Raid Barney Drye
fiiß. dUcussing Jim Thorpe's case. Oee. we
thouzht the magnates were after the dough only.
THE SAN FRAN'
SEEN AT THE IRISH-AMERICAN A.C. GAMES
Berger has rounded up a flock of art
ists who can sing, talk and do other
things that amuse. The peerless tenor,
Willie Nelson, who like good wine,
seems to be getting better with age,
has some new melodies which he plans
to spring. Steve Douglas, the violin
ist; Waiter Bailey, Bert Donaldson.
Freddy Thau and others will furnish
the entertainment.
The band is scheduled to arrive in
Sisson tomorrow morning at which
place a program of outdoor sports has
been arranged. Sleigh rides, ice skat
ing, ski jumping and other forms of
sports which snow furnishes will be
indulged in by the joy seekers. The
people of Sisson have also arranged a
big barbecue.
Saturday and Sunday will be spent
in Sisson and the yacht will start for
home on Sunday night.
Joe Watts and Joe L.ewls, two of the
active members of the crew, are work
ing overtime In rounding up the crew
and they report that a full crew will
be on hand when the captain blows the
whistle. The cruise promises to be the
biggest of its kind held by the club
since its organization shortly after the
fire.
The automobile parade of the sail
ors starts .at 6:30 oclock this evening.
It will proceed down Powell to Market
street and thence to the ferry.
PETE GERHARDT QUITS
THE ATHLETIC WORLD
Great Sprinter Announces
Retirement After 20 Years
of Active Service
P. C. Gerhardt of the Olympic club,
known from one end of the Pacific
coast to the other, coast record holder
for 300 yards, Pacific association rec
ord holder for several distances and
last year a representative of Uncle
Sam at the Stockholm Olympiad, yes
terday announced his permanent retire
ment from the sport of the spiked
shoe.
"I am out of the gamp es competitor
for good and a 11 ,,, said Gerhard t. "I
have had nearly 20 years' active com
petition and think it is now time I
fftiit. Athletics are my hobby and I
Will always be mixed up in them, if
not actively us a competitor, as an
enthusiastic supporter of this form of
sport. The future meets will see me
as an onlooker. In my career I have
done the best I could and always
thrived to play fair, which I think my
thousands of competitors will give me
credit for."
CJerhardt Is approaching the 40 year
mark and has been one of the greatest
sprinters ever developed on the coast.
He has for years been a consistent
performer around 10 seconds for the
100 yards ami on several occasions has
been clocked in even time for the dis
tance, being the joint holder of this
Pacific association mark with Abadie,
Cadogan. Haley and Schieffestein.
He holds the 300 yard coast record,
with 80 4-5 seconds, made over the
stadium straightaway track July 4,
190 P. This time is only 1-5 of a second
outside the world's amateur mark held
by Wefers. Gerhardt' has a mark of
:21 4-5 for the 220 yards, also made
in the stadium straightaway, which
stands as the Pacific association record
for the distance.
In 1900 he won hie first coast cham
pionship at Astoria, taking the titles
in the 100 and 220 yard events. The
next year at tlie same place he de
fended his titles successfully. Some
years later in Seattle he took both
titles again, and at carnival
held at Portland about four years ago
he won the 220 event, but took second
In the 100. 1011. exactly 10 years to
the day after his successes in Astoria.
he again won the 100 and 220 coast
titles, a performance equaled by few
sprinters in the world. He took sec
ond in the 100 at the coast event held
in Ix>s Angeles during the Elke* con
vention five years ago and won the
220 event. Knox, winner of the 100,
was disqualified and Gerhardt was
given the first honors. In 1907 he won
the junior 100 yard championship of
America in 10 2-5 seconds.
He has won innumerable Pacific as
sociation titles and at present holds
the 100 yard title. His performances
would fill a book, and In saying goodby
to local competition, athletics the coast
over will regret the laying aside of
the spikes by so great a sprinter and
advocate of good sportsmanship.
FOOTBALL AT VALLEJO
(Special Dispatch to The Call)
VALLEJO. Feb. 13.—Araangement* wore com
pl«>t«J today for a football game Sunday b«
twwn the Bearpre of this city an<l the eler#n
from the cruiser California. Ensign Suwcll. D.
8. N.. is coaching the sailors.
CALL, FKIDAY, FEBRUARY 14. 1913.
Youngsters Cost The Sox $41,050
Old Roman Opens Up His Purse
(Special Dispatch to The Call)
(HICAOO, Feb. 13.—The White
Sox Baseball clnh stands to pay out
more money for young ball players
this season than any other club In
the major league.
President Charles Comlskey al
ready has nigned cheeks for (23.000
for players purchased last summer
aud fall and he still has 912,000 to
pay in the event that the recruits
bought make good In California on
the /raining trip. This will make
935,000 paid out for purchase play
ers alone. In addition *o this
amount, 93,150 tvax paid for drafted
players, bringing the total to 941,
PRESIDENT'S BOOSTING
HELPS NATIONAL CAME
Boss of the Cubs Pays a
Great Tribute to the
Chief Executive
(Sp«v*'ii! ni«n*tph lo The Call)
CHICAGO, Feb. 13.—President Taffs
patronage of baseball has proved one
of the biggest boosts the game could
have had. President Murphy of the
Cubs in a signed article published here
today makes this statement. The Chi
cago magnate also cites many points
to prove the absolute honesty of the
game.
He writes that every man in baseball
feels a 'debt of gratitude to the presi
dent of the United States. He says:
"Baseball is an open book. All the
cards are dealt above the table. Could
men like Chance, Tinker, Brown, Kling ,
and others be lot go by Uβ if they had
anything 'up thoir sleeves," as enemies
of thp TVo(=t Side club have tried to
<■onvin.ee the public and thus injure
baseball as a whole, because I insist
on running my own business 0
"Baseball is the national game and
it grows each year in popularity be
cause it is honest and the fact that
President Taft is an ardent supporter
of the pastime has helped it greatly.
The man who loves baseball is im
pelled entirely by He is
not like the follower of horse racing
or any other sport which has a gam
bling side to it. He goes to see base
ball because he enjoys the sport—not
to wager on the outcome of it."
UIDERS STILL TIED
ST. LOUIS. Mo.. Feb. 13.—A1l the teams In
♦be six day bicycle race, were tied at the end
of the night's racing, each having covered r>o4
miles and four laps. Nearly all the rideiß
feared the thirteenth "h00d00, ,, and there was
but one sprint. In which Beck and Martin made
up the lap which they were behind. The In-
Jury to Clarence Carman last night caused ihe
withdrawal of the Carmen-Wilcos team, leaving
but beven teams lv the race.
Brooklyn's new park Is such n wonderful af
fair that Charles Ebbete has arranged for three
different openings. It Is also likely that the
fourth of July contests will last a week.
▲ colonel Jβ a men supposed
To ride upon a hoes;
How can a colonel be disposed
To-be an auto'e bow!
0!*0, which the Chicago \nirri.-nn
League rlub tttands to upend for
players to try out for the 1013. team.
Xearly 9400,000 has been spent by
t%p two major league* for nevr play,
em to be tried the coming spring.
This Is 9100,000 less than was ex
pended last year, but restrictions
h«T* been placed on the big league
clubs by the national commission
rules limiting the number of play
ers that may be carried on the list
at any time. The American league
has paid out more money for play
ers this year than the National
league.
NEW BASEBALL LEAGUE
OPENS UP NEXT SUNDAY
Peninsula Tossers Scheduled
to Play Games in Oak
land and San Mateo
sula club team at San Mateo, a*hd the
Metropolitan club of this city is to
play the Seminole club team at Oak-
The Gnp.ys will make ttre round trip
to San Mateo by special car, and it is
expected that they will have a large
body of rooters along. The probable
lineup for the game at San Mateo is
Ciillforoia Grays. Position, Peninsula Club.
Stole Catcher Maodonild
Pwkleman Plteher Kartell
Mellin* First base Blairh
Mackenzie Second base (.'nil
Dosmond Third bas-e Davis
MrPhee Shortstop B!ven*
Stnbl Right fioki Moldnip
Bdra Center fiohi Ro»i
•id Left fiold Witm
The game between the Metropolitan*
and Scfmitioloflr will take pia.ce at th* .
Bay View p.iik grounds, near Sixteenth
street railroad station. Oakland. The
lineup of the teams is as follows:
Mf tropolitan Clnb Tosliiou. Seminolp Club.
SulliTan ('ntrlipr Maillott
I.lttlp PltfliPi- Spongier. SbammPl
Kelly First hasp Mflci
Scans Sornnd base Fallehy
• Vor.olly Third base. ...... Van Antwerp
Plokeri'ng Slu.rtstop " Simard
Siiea Rijiht Ueld Clancy
OVonnell Center field Feehaa
Nolaji Left field Fieberling
The TAllegros and Smllers will play
their first game on February 23 at the
Southslde playgrounds, this city.
Blue and Gold to Meet
The Berkeley Elks
The California varsity will meet the
Berkeley Elks on the old campus to
morrow afternoon at 2:30.
The lodge team is considered one of
the best in this section and will doubt
less give the blue and gokl tossers a
close argument. Coach Scliaeffer will
play a number of the candidates during
the contest, as has been his policy in
the previous diamond games.
The lineup:
Berkeley Elks: rosition. California.
Orimmelman Catcher Sebastian
Of kin Pitcher IVnklin
WMtbeni First butt Dndson
Nelson Second base Goodwin
"Zen" Smith Third base vhpq
MrKee Shortstop Rubke
McCoy L*ft field Coane
McFarland Center field Ohlcs
Yuung Right field Gleo«y
Missouri Is to Have a
Racing Commission
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Feb. 13.—A
bill was introduced in the house today
providing for the appointment of a
racing commission. The bill provides
that the commission shall have charge
of all fairs and racing and shall not
permit bookmaking or the recording
of bete.
A clause fn the bill, it is said, per
mits the pari mutuel system of betting.
It reads:
"The commission may grant such
privileges not inconsistent with other
statutes as may be necessary for the
successful maintenance of such fairs."
Edgren
M'FARLAND GOES
ON WITH WHITE
IN MAIN EVENT
Lightweights Head a Varied
Card of Four Round
Goes at the Pavilion
This Evening
Two main events and six specials
grace the program of the Royal Ath
letic club's show tonight at the Pavil
ion rink. Tommy McFarland and Herb
White will tangle in the star go, and,
judging by the past performances of
these two scrappers, the fans should
see a lively mixup.
Inasmuch as White already has won
from McFarland the further fact that
last Friday night Watson earned a
draw with the champion of the four
rounders, the admirers of White are
ready to risk their money on his
chances.
Both men are in great shape and a
fast fight is looked for. McFarland has
been training like* a beaver to get in
the pink of condition and will toe the
mark in better trim than he was , for
the Watson fight.
Porky Dan Flynn, the Boston heavy
weight, will make his second bow to
the followers of pugilism here when
he faces Charlie Horn in the special
pvent. Horn is anxious to register a
knockout over Flynn because Tim Mc-
Grath is endeavoring to arrange a
Oil on the troubled waters
Will cure them when they're 111;
But oil on the troubled thoroughfare
Won't cure it, SommerTllle!
match for him with "Gunboat" Smith.
The experience that Horn trained by
sparring: with Al Palzer Is said to have
benefited him greatly and he is boxing
much better in his gymnasium bouts.
The other special events are good
ones. Jack Fitzgerald, the Omaha mid
dle weight, and Knockout Sullivan, and
Joe Herrick of Chicago and Tom Nick
ola. welter weights, will be the prin
cipals. Bubbles Robinson vs. Kid Mor
rissey; Kid Blake vs. Salinas Jack Rob
inson, lightweights; Kid Romeo vg. Kid
Bertleson, 115. and Hugh Fraser vs. the
I "Fighting; Speer," 120, make up the
j card.
LOWELL 8, SACRED HEART 0
The T.owell high school baseball nine took the
Sacred Heart team into camp yesterday on the
park diamond. Pitaus of the winners pitched
a great article of ball and* held the Catbollc
team to two hits. O'Donnell pitched m good
pame uatil Ihe eighth inning and then was
touched up freely, aDd Dalton bad to do the
relief stunt. Tlie score: R. H. K.
Ix-well 3 5 t
Sacred Heart 0 2 2
Batteries— Pitaus and Eeola; O'Donnell. D«l
--ton and O'N</.1.
ST. IGNATIUB 8, HITCHCOCK 1
SAN UAFAE'L. Feb. 10.--St. Ignatius defeated
the Hitchcock nine today. S to 1. In the fourth
frHme Vestal of Hitchcock wa» knocked out of
the box. Pohlmann of Bt. Ignatius allowed but
three scattered hits. Score: R. H. E.
St. Ignatius 8 10 1
Hitchcock 1 3 3
Batteries —Ponlmann and Brlssa; Vestal, Zeal
and Hltcbock.
V>A OAKLAND 3, BOONES 1
Aa>LAND. Feb. 13. —The Oakland high base
ball nine defeated Boone'e school of Berkeley
this afternoon at Bushrod park, score 3 to 1. in
a six inning game, called on account of darkness.
Summary: R. H. E.
Oakland high T 3 0
Bonne's 1 1 2
Batteries —Turner and Woolsey; Pagliano and
f?!lsenan.
Diamond Sparklets
Bill Keidy. manager of the San Francisco
Seals, former Brooklyn and Athletic twlrler,
says the Nape will fiuish uoar the top this sea
son.
♦ *•>:-
The Hostnn Red Sox and the Pirates will play
a series of nine games at Hot Springs, Ark.,
this spring.
* ■» *
I.*rry Lajoie. Tuc* Turner and Jack Graney
will accompany the first squad of the Naps on
their trip to Pensacola.
♦ * * .
Hans Watrner, the slugging Dutchman, teys
the Pirates are the dark horse for the 1913 race.
Hans does not predict a pennant, bnt expects
the club to be tip ttere fighting.
* * *
Mannger Chance of the Yankees is looking for
a veteran catcher to teach bis young pitcher?
* * #
Bnffalo of the International league has re-
Icnsu-U Pitcher Hlffbtowor to Wilkesbarre on en
uutitiiutl agreeaieot.
O'ROURKE WANTS
DAMAGES FROM A
LONDON PAPER
Manager of Al Palzer Shows
Letter From Roosevelt to
Show How He Stands
Over Here
(Special Cable to The Cain
LONDON, Feb. 13.—English an*
American sporting men. Including Al
Palzer. assembled in great force in
Justice Pickford's court today to hwi
Tom O'Rourke"s libel suit against Box-
Ing, a London sporting paper.
O'Rourke claims damages for state
ments that he was guilty of dishonest y
in arranging boxing contests fraud
ulently In New York. San Francise »
and other American cities, winning con
siderable money on bets. O'Rourke
was the only witness and was on the
stand nearly all day. He stood a bat
tery of searching questions from oppos
ing counsel exceedingly well and gave
kittle opportunity for scoring.
He 6aid he was point proprietor with
Senator Sullivan of the Lennox Athletic
club in New York, and denied emphati
cally making arrangements with the
referee in the Walcott-Lavigne contest
for Walcott to loso. He said the fart
was he lost $4,500 on Walcott. It was
also untrue, he Paid, that he made a
similar arrangement in the Sharkey-
Corbett fight. O'Pourke. when asked II
Theodore Roosevelt was one of his wit
nesses, replied:
"Yes, sir."
"Is Theodore Roosevelt here?" APked
counsel, glancing a ound the benches.
"No, sir," said OTlourke, "but I have
a letter from him."
There was a broad smile en
O'Rourke's face when counsel read a'-
American paper criticism of his boxing
matches.
"Rockefeller or an;- other public man
is in the same position as myself with
the papers in the l.nlted States," he
said.
Asked if he brought action to clpar
his character or get money, O'Rourke
replied, "Both."
VALLEJO VS. PETALUMA
(Special Dispatch to The Call)
VAI.LEJO, Feb. 13.—Tomorrow evening the
All-Vallejo basket ball flve will journey to
Petaluma to meet the fast Spartan team. Tbt
flves are erenly matched and a great contest i.«
assured.
BOHEN OOEf. NORTH
VAU-EJO. Feb. 13.—P. t Bohen, twirler for
the All-Vallejo baseball i>.ae last ?>easo;i. will
leave early next moatb fur Spokane, win re l> •
will join the northwestern team.
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