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to Play Rugby VOLUME 114.—N0. 142 BLACK MAN WINS IN FIFTH Lester Refuses to Toe Scratch After Being Knocked Down Four Times TAFT, Oct. 28.—Sam Langford, the most feared man of the modern prize ring, crushed another 'White hope here this afternoon. He hammered poor Jack Lester so severely for four rounds that the northwestern heavy weight refused to come to the scratch \in the fifth and the referee declared the Boston tar baby the winner. Nobody was surprised at the result, for nobody conceded Lester a chance. He never figured from the moment the match was made up to the time that he stared wild eyed from his corner at Langford i n the fifth and allowed ills seconds to toss in the towel as a token of defeat. They gave him credit for refusing to take further unnecessary punishment. Langford was fat and lazy looking and moved about the ring more clum- Mlv than he used to in the past. But •a (fen he cut loose with his punches lie seemed capable of inflicting just IB much damage as of yore. He used all sorts of wallops on his helpless opponent and he never seemed to be the least bit afraid of the latter's blows. SAM LANDS AT WILL, The finish came after Lester had been knocked down four times in round four. A few stiff rights and lefts to the body started Jack on his way. Then Langford followed these up with a few more to the head. As fast as Lester came to his feet, Sam knocked him down again and the hope was just about able to stagger to his corner after the bombardment. When he stepped to the middle of the ring it could be seen that Lester was nervous and badly frightened. He apparently realized that he did not figure and that the sooner the finish came the better it would be for him. There was nothing to recommend him save his size. Black Sam started right in by using rights and lefts to the head and the body. His right uppercut sent Les ter's head back time after time and when Jack fell heavily t«»the floor the crowd seemed to take it as a matter of course. Nobody doubted that Langford could have flattened Lester before the round was over, but the black man apparently wanted to give the fans a little run for the money they paid to get in. LAXGFORD HAS MERCY Lester came rushing in in the sec ond, head down and arms swinging. Sam just sidestepped, stalled, took a few lefts and waited for an opening. When this presented itself he sent Lester reeling back from a right and a left to the jaw, and it looked like curtains for Jack once more. But Sam was merciful. He laid off his tottering rival when he had him ready for the scrap heap. He con tented himself by shaking the white man up with his varied assortment of blows. There was not much change in the third, either, although Lester again managed to keep his feet, principally because Langford allowed him to do so. Lester was all in and ready to call it off. a. The Boston tar baby was far from being in condition. He loomed up fat and apparently lacked ginger. But the unfair test did not give any body a line on his work. He cer tainly can hit just as hard as he ever could and he has not lost any of his cunning. However, they must send him against a more formidable opponent in order to size him up properly. TAR BABY WELL PAID As for Lester, nobody expected anything of him. He always was regarded as a real ham fighter around here. After arriving from Australia a few months ago he met poor Al Kaufman in a four round mixup in San Francisco and Kauf man won. Since then Lester has been hanging around, doing the best he could, and the fans did not pay much attention to him. While the bout was in progress a section of the bleachers fell with a crash, carrying a hundred or more of their occupants. Fortunately, how ever, only two men were slightly in jured. Langford received the tidy sum of $2,500 and two round trip tickets' from Boston for his services. (Nobody knows what Lester's share was, but ~4\ probably amounted to a meal ticket and a high sign. ' There was a fair crowd in attend ance, but it did not come up to the expectations of Promoter S. H. Rob rnson, who is said to have lost money on the venture, although this was not officially admftted. Field Ball for the Public School Lads Field ball or the Australian rules of football is to be played in the gram mar schools this season. The local schools under the direction of the Public Schools Athletic league officials will play off a championship tourna ment. The opening game was played yes terday afternoon at Jackson park playgrounds when James Lick defeat ed Bay View by a score of 6 to 3. More than 150 boys are participating in the games. The following championship schedule has been arranged: October: 2 s l acuna Honda vs. State Normal. October 2S> —■Washington va. Bay View. October .'Hi—James Lick VS. Staff Normal. October 111 fs|—i Honda es. Washington. November .'l—Bay View vs. State Normal. November 4—Washington vs. .lames I.lrk. Ni'veml»er T>—Bay View vs. Laguna H i »n , l.i. November 'i State Normal ts. Washington. November 7—James f.iok vs. laguna Honda. Carpentier Getting The Dough at Home The 20 round bout between George Carpentier. the French champion, and .jefT Smith, the American middle weight, fought at park. Paris. October 11. won by Carpentier on points, drew $19,000 which shows how popular Carpentier is with the fight Mans of France. Carpentier received ■• uarantee of $9,000 and Smith WHAT'S WHAT IN SPORTS CARDINAL IS CENSURED FOR SNUB Calling Off of Game With Santa Clara a Disappoint ment to Football Men WILLIAM UNMACK "What bally rot, old chap!" The calling off of the Stanford- Santa Clara game by Stanford was the cause of the exclamation by an Englishman talking to several New Zealanders yesterday afternoon, when the news was broken that the Stan ford team had called off their game with the plucky Santa Clara team. The calling off of the game at the last minute has not been well re ceived in football circles, and there are those fans who say that it looks very much as though Stanford actu ally does not want to meet the Mis sion town boys. Whether Stanford wants to play Santa Clara or not cuts very little figure at the present time, but the breaking of an agreement—a gentle man's agreement, if you want it — seems to be in poor taste. Santa Clara scheduled their game with Stanford as early as possible, so that it would positively be on the lists to meet the varsity team this season. EXCISE BY WILCOX The success achieved last year has spurred the Santa Clarans on to their best efforts this season, with the re sult that the University of California just managed to pull a game out of the Are against the collegians by the small margin of 6 points to 3. Natur ally the Santa Clarans were satisfied with this showing and then awaited the Scheduled game with Stanford. Yesterday Graduate Manager Wil cox called the game off, stating that the close proximity of the "big game" made it impossible for the varsity men to be put on the field. If such a thing should interfere with the arranging of a schedule it should have been fore seen many weeks ago. Will Stanford cancel the game ar ranged with the Olympic club for next Saturday? That is the question which is being asked by the fans at the present time. If Stanford wishes to be consistent it will certainly have to call off the Olympic club game, other wise the only inference that can be drawn will be that the Santa Clarans have a chance to win the game and the varsity does not wish to lower its stock by taking a chance of a defeat at such a close stage to the big game. From a pure football point of view, Stanford's stand does not appear to be built on a solid foundation. If Stanford and California are secure In their desires to turn out a first class team for the "big game." then it is to their Interest to get as many games as possible for the practice necessary for the rounding of their respective teams into a high class condition and combination. From the standpoint of the men "getting hurt," that is a feature which j appeals more to the students than it does to the public. That so many men get hurt in games in this state is brought on by the men themselves. LOCAL METHODS WBOXC Unfortunately, local players go into the game with bulldog ferocity and play the men rather than the ball. Every foi««lgn team that has ever played here has pointed out that the local methods are wrong. British Columbia, Australia and now New Zealand have all pointed out that the game * locally is to "get the man" rather than play the ball. New Zealand is now in our midst and has expressed disgust at various methods used by local teams. Man ager George H. Mason of the New- Zealand team, who is writing a series of stories in The Call, the first one of which starts today, will in the course of his writings point out many of these wrong ideas. In the game last Saturday between California and New Zealand many men of the varsity team were laid out, and not one of the visitors re ceived an injury. The reason is easily explained. The visitors play a hard, solid game, and when they see any extra methods being employed to in jure them they set themselves for the tackle or whatever it may be, and the result is that the wouldbe tackier re bounds from their hips, goes to the ground with a thud and stays there until the trainer and water boys bring him to. The New Zealand methods do not constitute "rough play," but they are strenuous methods of defending themselves against unnecessary roughness whenever it comes their way. They have shown the same methods in all their games. They are legitimate methods, and the man using them properly successfully wards off injuries and gives the other fellow what is coming to him. Yokel Is Again the Champion Wrestler I SALT LAKE. Utah. Oct. 28.—Mike Yokel of Salt Like regained the i rniddlo weight wrestling rhamplon ' ship of the world by defeating Chris i Jordan In two straight falls of a match that lasted until 2 o'clock this [ morning. The first fall was secured only after a fierce struggle of 3 hours ' ::."i minutes. When Jordan was thor oughly exhausted Yokel put his shoul ders to the mat with a hammerlock. This practically decided the contest, for the next fall was easily secured by Yokel in one minute with a bar and head scissors. Another Chance for Gotham White Hope NEW YORK, Oct. 28.—Al Reich, ! the former heavy weight amateur champion of America, who won his way back into the good graces of the local enthusiasts by stopping Tim Lo gan last week, has been matched to bos li rounds with George Rodel, the I.i cr. at the Fairmont Athletic club on next Wednesday night. A good contest THE San Francisco CALL PART TWO INNER WORKINGS OF RUGBY GAME FULLY DETAILED BY MASON Australian Expert Says That We Pay Too Much Atten tion to Coaches GEORGE H. MASON Manager of the New Zealand All- Blacks. Rugby football is still in its in fancy in this state, but that infant is such a "husky"—to use your Ameri , 7 can phraseology—that I can see that it is only a matter of time before the infant will be full grown. Besides being here to play football, my team also considers we are here as teachers, missionaries or whatever else you desire to term us. With this end in view, with a de sire to help along this infant, I am here to do anything possible to ac complish the end that will bring about the desired result. When the San Francisco Call asked me if I would give my views on Rugby as played here, and also give the reading public, as well as the coaches, players and others, my ideas on how the back field and the forward positions should be played, I agreed, as I consider this an opportunity to do considerable missionary work for the benefit of the game in general and for the welfare of the boys and men so deeply interested In learning the game. TOO MUCH coachim; In writing this series of articles I do so with some hesitancy, as to bring out the good I feel that truths should prevail. The truth sometimes hurts, but I do not for one minute wish it to be taken that my remarks are pointed at any one individual. What I have to say is general In scope and covers ah teams that I have seen in action up to the present. I speak on matters as I see them as an outsider and will give you the benefit of my experience on Rugby, which is the experience of a life time. We New Zealanders do not claim to know everything about the game— no one can ever know it all. We are always willing to learn, and if the local players or coaches can teach us anything or show us anything new about the game we shall be equally as willing to learn as I am to en deavor to tell the San Francisco peo ple a few things about the game that I know and as I see It. To my way of thinking the coach ing and training of the teams here is overdone. That, however, ls ac counted for, of course, by local con ditions. While we fail to see the use of so much coaching, it is evident that your followers of the game—colle gians In particular—fall to see why we do not have coaches, a lot of un necessary trainers, rubbers, etc. The reason is that we make football our pleasure, while you make it a serious business. We have our train ers to condition racehorses, but can hardly put Rugby football in that class. Individualism with us is lost sight of by the knowledge that every man is a member of a team, but here aeain we differ in our methods to the local methods in that, while our men realize they are members of a team, we do not try to evolve that machinelike play should be driven into the local collegians' heads. Your methods along these lines are wrong. Your men are taught that the great thing in Rugby is for each man to consider he is a cog of a wheel. To a certin point that ls right, but when you say to a man, "When you are collared, pass the ball." that method is wrone. Why not let the man use his own head in such a case. It may be that a high punt would be better than a pass if he can get one away when cornered. Or a cross kick might be the means SAN FRANCISCO, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1913 This shows Taylor, the famous All-Black star, in position to kick for touch. This style has been taught and favored by George Mason, the great manager. Britons Planning Big Golf Tourney LONDON. Oct. 28.—Leading srolf enthusiast* in England have b*»cun an RKltatlon for an international golfing competi tion with America and other countries where the game thriven, to he conducted along the general lines of the Davis cup tennis play. The frequent visits of Ameri cans here and the lean frequent trip* of Britlah golfers to America have given rise to the idea. At present there Is no regular international golf event. One prominent English club la will ing to offer a challenge cup If It can he ensured that the players acrona the water would enter the lists with sufficient enthu nliiMiu. of scoring instead of passing. It may also be that a kick to the line might answer the conditions best. These any many other things are what have to be thought out by a player, but if you constantly tell the players "you must always play the way you are told" you will never ac complish the best resylts. What is the result.of all this mis directed coaching? Simply* tills: If anythinK happens during the game which is different to the set methods tauRht and expected, then your men do not know what to do or how to act. We have noticed it In every damp. Our men will try out your de fense or your attack in the first few minutes of a same and after that we know your work like a book. It is very simple for our boys then to use methods which vary to what you have been accustomed. The lack of individual thinking makes itself felt under these conditions. It is very simple for our boys then to use methods which vary to what you have been accustomed. The lack of Individual thinking makes itself felt under these conditions. FRENCH BOXER MATCHED GENEVA, Oct. 2R.—George Car pentier. middle weight champion of France, was today matched to meet •Jim" Lancaster of England on Fri day. Read Mason on Rugby Tells About Great Game George H. Mason, manager of the New Zealand All-Black Rugby team, will write a number of stories for The Call dealing with the Rugby game. Mason will point out errors made by the local teams and will give* hints for their correction. He will also give a general resume of how to play the various positions on the field. The first of this series starts today. Mason is one of the best known Rugby experts and authorities in the world. An old player of the game himself, he knows everything that there is to know about inside play. Basket Ball Outlook Bright This Season Out at St. Ignatius St. Ignatius college has high pros pects for a good season in the basket ball field. The university team wil' be represented by the same mer that cleaned up for them last year and only one of last year's men wil be missing from the high sch«ol de partment's five. Preliminary practic« will be engaged in tomorrow. The red and blue institution wil keep a baseball team in the fielc throughout the winter, playing, it bookings can be obtained, every Sun day. It is believed that they will mcci an all-star nine, composed of suet players as Ping Bodie and Oscar Vitt on Sunday. A Rugby game with Com mercial is scheduled for today. SHAKEUP IN CARDINAL RANKS STANFORD UNIVERSITY. Oct. 28. With the wielding of the official ax by Coach Floyd Brown last night the Stanford Rugby football squad has been cut to 37 men, and a number of surprises and disappointments are the result. The biggest change is in the varsity scrum, where Brown has shifted Freddie Watkins from a mid dle rank position to lock to replace "Jumbo" Blase, who has been doing duty as the pack heavy -man all sea son. Braden, a sophomore who has not played many games with the var sity this year, comes from the sub stitute list to take Watkins' place. Brown last night picked two teams. His flrst varsity as named represents practically the pick of the squad available, and it is freely predicted that the team that he will send into the intercollegiate will look very much like the fifteen he named as his first team last night. Changes are liable to be made at any time, how ever. Neither Cy Davidson nor Otto Lach mund, two freshmen who have been playing with the varsity all season, was named on the flrst team last night. Patterson, a freshman who played his first game with the varsity Saturday, broke into the big ranks. NO FULLBACK YET The much disputed fullback ques tion is still up in the air. Brown named Andrews to go on the line of last defense. He also named Tilton as substitute. Davidson was not men tioned. Both Andrews and Tilton worked in Saturday's game at full back. Andrews has slightly the ad vantage of his running mate in the kicking line. In the scrum of the first team Peck Wines and Hall are on the front rank. Clover and Braden are middle rank ers, Watkins lock and Gard and Dar sie are breakaways. Ogden is substi tute breakaway and Blase is substi tute lock. Erb is halfback, yet Tilton has been named as his substitute. Austin and Patterson make up the combination on the five-eighths line, and Carroll, Urban and Reeves will work on the> three-quarter territory. Andrews is fullback. The second team consists of Soper, Single, Fyfe, Dubendorf, .Tackomtni, Whitaker, Knight and Orme, for wards; Burns, half; Clark, substitute; Davidson and Lachmund, five-eighths; Huttniann, Halm and Wynne, three quarters; Templeton, substitute, and Kauffman, fullback. The rest of the squad has been or dered to duty on the auxiliary field, while the varsity will in the future occupy the turf exclusively. LIST OF ELIGIBI^JES The lists of eligibles have been ex changed by Stanford and California. There are 60 cardinals who are eligi ble, according to scholarship rules, and who are candidates for positions. California has named 45. The Stan ford list follows: ii. W. Anilriivs, (.'. A. Austin. 8. Bacon, R. R. Blase. J. R. Braden, W. S. Burns, D. B. Carroll, B. M. Hark, P. P. Clover. <!. Crary. W. P. Bardic, E. E. Davidson, J. R. Davis, M. Betel*. i\ F. Blekev, H. Buhendorf. A. L. Erb. P. K. Fraoreseht. A. I). Fyfe, P. J. Oard, E. B. Hall. A. G. Halm, S. T. Halsred, J. H. Harrbzan, E. t. Hayes, F. S. HolHster, E. Huttmann, G. Jacomlnl, K. Kauffman, C. W. Kniglit, O. Ijtrhtnund, C. W. I.ODK. L. A. Ok den, C. Orme, A. J. Oyster. P. Patterson, E. 1.. Perk, 11. S. rettinglll. J. H. Rea. F. W. Keeves> F. E. Rehm, L. Reynolds, E. F. Roth. A. C. Saodstrom, C. R. Shaw. F. E. SlDßle, 11. C. Soper. R. Swanson. R. It. Templeton. J. H. Thobuni, I_ J. Tilton. J. t'rban. C. it, Venderbtirjt. W. H. Warren, F. ii. Watkins. It. W. Whitaker. B. !.. Wines. A. E. Worthy, H. W. Wright snd A. W. Wynne. WEWS WRITTIN by experts PAGES 9 TO 14 Welsh Hits Gotham With a Husky White Hope on His Staff NEW YORK, Oct. 28.—Freddie Welsh, the lightweight champion of England, arrived here from. Buffalo with Ed Hagen, the heavy weight, and Eddie Moan, the Pennsylvania feather weight. Hagen is going to try his hand at settling the question of supremacy among the white heavies of the east. He has won many bouts in the west and will be ready In two weeks to meet any heavy weight. Welsh Intends to spend practically the entire winter here. He has an offer of a big country place about 20 miles from the city and is considering a plan to open a health home. He has many offers for matches here and will get into action in a couple of weeks. Danny Morgan wants to match Jack Britton against Welsh. Latest Rumor Says That Jake Stahl Is To Manage Brooklyn Garland (Jake) Stahl, who led the Boston Red Sox to a world's cham pionship a year ago, only to be de posed last midsummer by President James E. McAleer, is to succeed Bill Dahlen as manager ,of the Brooklyn team, according to a rumor. "Bad Bill" has been provided with a billet in the International league by Presi dent Ebbets, so the story goes. Eb bets controls the champion Xewarks, but will relieve his successful man ager, Harry Smith, to make room for Dahlen. While President Charles H. Ebbets •f Brooklyn, is firm in his denial of any contemplated change in the man agement of the Dodgers, those close to the innner circles of the national pastime maintain that Stahl will go across the bridge. All American league ties were severed when Mc- Aleer handed Jake his unconditional release. Ban Johnson is a bosom friend of Stahl. (He tried to find an American league berth for him at St. Louis, but Bob Hedges signed Branch Rickey. Johnson is in no position to prevent Stahl from going over to the rival major league. Chance to Size Up Pitcher Hagerman Frank Chance was surprised to learn that "Rip" Hagerman has de veloped Into an overhand pitcher. When Hagerman was with the Cubs a number of years ago he was a side arm fiinger. Chance has heard such encouraging reports about the tall fiinger that he probably will make an attempt to sign him for the Yankees next season. Southern Pacific ANNOUNCES A NEW "Sunset Limited" DAILY Between San Francisco and New Orleans via Los Angeles Commencing November 16th Time Three Days No Extra Fare PortlandColtsGet New Home NORTHWESTERN CLUB IN PORTLAND TO BE DRIVEN FROM FIELD JOE MURPHY In a letter to a friend in this city Nick Williams, manager of the Portland club of the Northwest league, intimated that it was expected by the directors of his organization that there would be considerable opposi tion to a Portland Northwestern league club in the field next season by the directors of the Pacific Coast league. In the event the Northwestern league is driven out of Portland it will mean that a club in another town Will be organized, and the mag nates have already laid their plans. A club will be established either in Ballard or Everett, which means that Seattle instead of Portland will have continuous *basebalL Ballard is to Seattle almost what San Mateo is to San Francisco. It is practically a suburb. Everett is about the same distance from Seattle. If the Portland club is changed to Ballard or Everett, the plan will be to play most of the games In Seattle, practically the same as they do here with the Oakland club and in the south with the Venice club. No definite action has been taken by the Northwestern league officials, as they are waiting for the Coast legaue officials to take the initiative. The territory of Portland belongs to the Coast league, and it is within the jurisdiction of the Pacific Coast league. Through courtesy alone the North western league has been allowed a club in Portland to round out its cir cuit. The matter of forcing Fielder Jones' league out of the Portland ter ritory has been discussed before. There has been opposition against it from time to time, but no definite de mand was ever made that it pull stakes. This year, however, according to rumors, there has been a falling off in the attendance at Portland while the Coast league team was at home, and as the city was given one of the best baseball clubs in its history no other reason can be attributed for the lack of patronage than the fact that Port land gets too much baseball for a town of its size. The impression prevails among the directors of the Coast league that the crowds would be much larger at the Coast league games. In the north, if the to>wn was not given too much baseball. Both clubs in Portland are owned by the McCredies. A fight may be made to continue a Northwestern league club in Portland, but if the Coast league director? insist on the exclu sive rights of their territory, the North western league will be forced to leave Portland. * * * Jimmy Johnston's record of 323 stolen bases is expected to remain for many a day. Since the -organization of the Pacific Coast league no player ever came close to this mark. In fact, ncne of them was able to get over th century mark. The friends of Johnston expect him to be a sensa tion in the big league if he is given the proper chance to display his merit. Johnston has been up in the high brush on two former occasions, but each time he was sent back to the minors. The fans predict that it will be a long time before Jimmy is seen in a minor league uniform again. * * * Rumor has it that Arthur Devlin, manager of the Oaks, ls entirely dis satisfied with his team and that he is going to shake the club up from top to bottom. There will be changes galore In the Oakland lineup, and the report has it that the Oaks will look like a made over quilt when the sea son of 1914 starts. It is definitely known that Leard and Mitze. two of the old guard of the Oaks, will be dis posed of. Then Schwenk, Stone, Seitz and Kreitz will be turned adrift. Dev lin believes that he needs about five new men for next season, and he figures on getting them when he goes east to attend the baseball meetings. The first player to sign a Seal con tract for the season of 1914 was Skeeter Fanning. Before he left for Illinois he demanded of Del Howard that they should straighten out this matter. This proved satisfactory to Del, so he filled out a blank, and 1 B r oats. a r"? PRICE ONE CENT Skeeter, after looking it over care fully, scratched his John Henry on it. It is very satisfying that the leading pitcher of our club is not a holdout. While the baseball season is over, the fans are now wagging their tongues about past performances. It is generally conceded that Harl Mag gart proved the most valuable man in the league, and if a trophy was to be given for the best all around work, he would have been entitled to it. The fans are awaiting in eagerness for the arrival of the big leaguers, who are due here next month. So much has been read about Christy Mathewson. "Walter Johnson, Reb Russell and a number of other big league stars that th? fans are anx ious to see them in action. The visions of Mathewson opposing John son on the mound has the patrons of the gam» all worked up. Joe Derham and Frank Ish. the local baseball magnate, are busy get ting ready for their trip to the orient. Fletcher Must Pay $100 Instead of $50 Instead of being fined $50, as re ported from Philadelphia, Arthur Fletcher, shortstop of the New York Giants, was fined $100 by the national baseball commission for having ad dressed insulting remarks to Con nolly, one of the umpires, at the con clusion of Thursday's game of th» big series at the Polo grounds, beet use Connolly had called Shafer out on a close play at second. The commission, in serving notice of the fine on Fletcher by letter, re ferred to his "insulting an umpire in coarse terms and by uncouth actions." and warned him that a more sever* penalty would be meted out for a similar offense in the future. Baseball in Hiding for 38 Long Years NORFOLK, Neb., Oct. 25.—A base ball batted Into a cornfield 38 years ago by E. K. Ballantyne, later ser geant at arms in the United States senate, was found when excavations were being made for a new building. The ball had become petrified, but the seams and stitches were visible. A slight dent on the side marked the terrific wallop given the ball. This was the first league baseball ever bought for north Nebraska, and the game, which was being played between Tekamah and West Point, had to be stopped because the ball was lost. Chicago Cubs Want New Short Fielder When the Chicago Cub baseball team lines up next season there prob ably will be a new player at the shortstop position. Manager Evers and President Murphy have inti mated they require a faster man at that position than Al Bridwell, who covered it admirably in the last sea son. Bridwell has lost a great deal of the ground covering abiity and speed he possessed two and three years back and for that reason does not fit in, according to Evers, with the fast men who will make up the club in 1914.