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Sport and Society Section
Sport and Society Section
Jack Johnson Will Give Us
A Bag Punching Exhibition
At Las Vegas, On July Fourth.
Umps Called It A Big
Double and the Fans
Called Him A Big Dub.
Two World's Championship Fights For Independence Day
Sid Burns, Welter, Gets All
tlie Worst of Boxing
Battle With Mike.
New York. X. Y.. July 2. It took
Hike Gibbons five rounds to dispose of
Sid Burns, the EncHsh woitavit-afcht-
I champion, in a scheduled 10 round bout
at Jiaaison ijquare Garden last night
night. The St. Paul boy sent the vis
itor down on more than nn occasion
Burns taking the count toward the end
ot tne lirtn, wjiue unconscious. The
fight was furious throughout Gib
bons weighed In at 150 1-4 pounds and
Burns US 3-4.
Gibbons made play of his opponent
from the start with left jabs and right
uppercuts. The constant jabbing drew
blood from the Englishman's no- e in
the first round. Gibbons knocked Burns
down for a count of two m tne thir.l
round with a right hook to the jaw,
and in the next round repeated for a
count of nine, and when he arose, put
in a left hook to the jaw, send his man
down, completely out. At the count of
eight the bell rang. Burns's seconds
worked over him desperately but he
was unable to recover in the minute's
Bobby Weaugh to Meet
Frankie Gage, as the First
Card July 14.
Douglas, Ariz.. July 2. Douglas and
Agua Prieta. the adjoining Mexican
town, are all agog over the prospects
of the coming glov r-niest in toe
latter place, which will eventuate on
July 14. between Bobby- Waugh. of
Texas, and Frankie Gage, of Los Ange
les. There have been many old and
new moons since the people of this
vicinity have witnessed a sample of
the genuine article of flstiana. and
the coming event is looked upon as
rather recherche.
Tie innovators of this new form of
athletic amusement in this vicinity are
Jack Fogarty. the southern California
heavyweight and live wire, who came
here a month ago, and Fred Sloan, of
this city.
When governor Hunt vetoed the box
ing bill these two hustlers went direct
to Agua Prieta and secured from the
f "eomisarlo" and governor Jose Sarj
Jlaytorena a concession for one year
for holding unlimited round ooxinr
contests. To show the authorit.es of
the state of Sonora that the conces
sion would not meet the opposition ot
the citizens of Douglas, a petition was
circulated, and in four hours the paper
had attached to it the names of iuO
persons, and the most of them insisted
on buying tickets right away to tha
first contest. Yet, the two daily pa
pers here recently commented edirorial
ly on the fact that the respectable and
business element of this vicinity did
not want boxing legalized.
It is said that this little Texan.
Wauch, is some "bear cat" m action,
and Frankie Gage carries the sor oriflc
juice in either hand, and Is as clever
as most lightweights. Gage is 22 yea-s
old and an Ideally built athlete. He
reminds one of the once famous Mexi
can Herrera while in action. Gage has
a following here that will back him
liberally against anyone in his class.
Contests wi'l be held semimunthlv
and liberal purses will be offered to
men of class.
Jim Klynn, the Pueblo fireman, nt extreme left, and Jack Johnson, at extreme right, 'will fight for the henvywelght championship of the world, at
jLan Vegas. N. 31 In a bout scheduled to go -13 rounds.
Ad Wolgast, at top, and Joe Rivers, below, will fight for the former's title of lightweight champion of the no rid, nt I.os Angeles, In a scheduled
20 round bont.
East Las Vegas. X. M.. July 2. Last
night referee K. W. Smith announced
that the final details of the battle will
be discussed and decided upon today.
Lem jacK jonnson anu Jim riynn
nave requesiea snrnn 10 give a aecisim i
should there be a "police ' finish" .
as they wish the winner desig- !
nated should the fight be stopped.
They say they want an official decision i
and not a newspaper decision. Johnson ,'
and Flynn were called Into conference .
with referee E. W. Smith, wh ex- 1
rlained his interpretation of the rules
under which the, men will battle. .
The day saw the first real rush of
arriving fight fans-Hotels are ciowded
and private residences are rilling rap
;cly. Plans have been perfected o fill
the local railroad yards with parked
sleenine cars beginniner tonicht.
Capt. Fred Fornoff, of the New Mex- I
ico mounted police, has been put in
charge of the arena. He announces
that he will see to it that the state
anti-gambling laws are enforced and
the Fourth is celebrated in a safe and
rane manner.
Little Stories About Baseball
By W. A. Phelon
Facts and Fancies for Fans.
-By Timothy Turner
m jfa fmi lE
WJ3 boxing battloln the oier river town Snnday developed
In only one sad tning, the decision. Wo have vtalteu 4
hours to cool down fiom the heat, to recover from the
shock. And nt are sad to say that we feel the same way
about It today, as we did just after the fight.
Another reason for the delay in this epic. Is that nr
wanted to make a thorough investigation of the affair,
whether it was a frame decision or Rltnon pure vtooilcn
Iicmledness. Those who staged the fight are as strong in
their denunciation of the decision as are the fans and ev
er body else and It does not seem possible that there was
any frame for the decision to lie a draw If the boys went
the SO, and If there nan no slumber produced. That the
boys fought their best Is doubtless.
Then vvnatr The next worst thing to seeing n poor
fight Is hearing a poor decision. Bnt decisions are elastic things, as with
the baseball umpire, nnd fans rhould be cool and emplov all charity and
liroadmlndedness. We have tried both, and after all we can't see the excise,
tow anyone who knows boxing could do such n thing. I prefer Ilerrlck's
ntyle of boxing to that of Morrow, know more of the Chicago boy and natur
ally would favor him If there was any chance to tlrf so fairly. Bnt one round
for Herrlck, five draw ronnds and those giving him nil the best of It and
all the rest for Morrow is all I can sec for the life of me.
When we went to boxing school they taught us one thing. The three
boxing points should go this way, defenee, blows landed on the head or body
and aggresslt cness. If Morrow didn't have all three wc will buy a pair of
smoked glasses. While Herrlck Is more of a pretty boxer. Morrow landed
more straight arm blows, left jabs, than did Herrlck, and even on the dis
tance fighting outpointed him, or broke even It may be. "What's leftf Let us .
knoir tomorrow.
"What Mr. Gasser says about points 00-40 Is an error someway. That was
the way the purse was split, and had nothing to do with the points. Regard
ing the !X0 points for Herrlck and the 1,040 for Morrow, the referee must
have had an automatic counting mnchlne in his pocket, or a wonderful cupo
la for statistics. Five newspapermen, Impartial and most of them favoring
Herrlck's chances- before the flglif. were unanimous in declaring Morrow an
ensy winner. The newspaper decision was made immediately after the last
round, and no one of the scribes had n chance to gossip with any other or
be Influenced In any way. Two of them were keeping close tab on the
rounds, blows delivered and received.
An, the promoters should not be blamed as far ns we knim ; neither
should the referee, for that matter. He probably did the best he knew how.
Jack Herrlck, Idol of local fight Inns, surely got his. Why It Is diffi
cult to say, and it is a pity, to my v lew, that a crouch boxer ever comes
out ahead. But Morrow's crouch is a good one, much higher than Jim Jeff
rls or Jim Flynn's, and Tommy Ryan should he proud of his boy. He surely
Is a digger. Jack Ls a big strong boy, and Morrow's failure to produce a pro
found anesthesia as the doctor says Is natural enough, taken together with
Herrlck's only apparent ability In the fight, his clever ducking. Jack seems
to Imve everything for a battler except a persistency, his blows being too
undecided and tardy too much fiddling. And In that he lacks the slumber
slap, not from lack of muscle but from poor timing of the blow so that
It will plant nt the proper moment when his body Is behind It and when the
opponent's weight is coming forward. Bnt a return match with open break
would be a pretty card, nnd Jack might shon the Ryan pupil n fcvr things
about sparring that were learned from old Harry Gilmorc nnd were handed
down from the time of James FIgg.
Club Standings.
Boston .
Chicago .
Washington .
' Cleveland . . .
i Detroit
i Xew York . .
, St. Loui3 . . .
. . -3S
.i?C '
Gnmcs Wednesday.
Chicago -at St. Louis.
Cleveland at Detroit,
- -New-York at -Washington
Boston at Philadelphia
Chicago. .. ..."....'. 1 5 0
Batteries. PittsbMrg. O'Toole and
Gibson: Chicago Lavender and Arch
er (12 innings.)
At Cincinnati- It. H. E
Cincinnati . --.-.,. 12 18 1
St. Louis ...1 6 13 3
Batteries: Cincinnati. Benton, Hum
phries and Clark: St. Louis, Gcyer, Da
len, Willis and Bliss.
At New York H.H.E.
New York 12 2
Eoston '. ...G 9 2
Batteries: New York. Tesreau and
Wilson; Boston.. Tyler and Rariden.
Los Angeles, Cal.. July 2. Ad Wol
gast and Joe Rivers announce that they
are ready to enter the ring Thursday
for the lightweight ch&mpionshiD bat
tle In the best conditions they ever
were In.
It was announced that Wr-lirast
weighed 13. -at-wtttch -weight he ex-1
pecieu to enter tne ring. ItiTers's
weight was announced as 135. nut it
was saW that th Mexican vwlj go
into the ring at 132.
Betting swerved somewhat, and Riv
ers money was more in evidence. Many J
ueis naie oeen piacea at z to 1 on Wol
gast, but now 10 to 7 seems to be the
prevailing odds.
Batteries: Des Moines. Faber.
and Hanson: Omaha, Rhodes and John
ogge I
Monday's Results.
At St. Louis
St. Louis-Chicago game postponed on
account of wet grounds.
At Boston R. H. E.
Boston : 4 3 1
New York 1 6 2
Batteries: Boston. Hall and Cady;
New York, McConnell and Sweeney.
At Washington R. H. E.
Washington 2 4 4
Philadelphia 6 9 1
Batteries: Washington. Groome, -el-ty
and Henry; Philadelphia, Brown snd
At Detroit . R. H. E.
Detroit S 11 9
Cleveland. . - 2 5 2
Batteries: Detroit. MuIIin and Stan
age: Cleveland,- Gregg, George and
Club Standings.
' - Won.
Houston .... ..-. 4S
San Antonio 41
Dallas :...tZ
Beaumont .34
Austin .... ...........35
G&lveston T 30
Fort AVortu 30
At Memphis
Ne 'J Orleans
Memphis 5
Monday's Results.
At Houston
Beaumont-Hou3ton: rain.
At Chattanooga r,
Birmingham 6
Chattanooga . 1
Montgomery at Nashville and Mo
bile at Atlanta games postponed; rain.
At St.- Paul
IV;. aul 3
.uiiwauKee . 5
-U Louisvflba
Toledo-Louisvile grnne postponed on
account of rain.
At San ATntonlo
San Antonio
R. H.E
2 6 1
16 1
Br j an and Sch-utz took all the points
In two men bowling at the Cactus club
Monday night. -Rhile Hardikei- to-jk the
honors, game at 223 and a total of 597.
Brvan scored an only strikeout. Play
ir duck pins will be held Tutsday
night. Scores:
Schutz 1S1 1S6 172 539
Bryan 183 176 192 551
Totals 364 362 361 1098
Calisher 135 135 157 427
Hardiker 223 183 191 597
Totals 358 31S 34S 1624
Harley Klefer has returned from a
trip through east Texas, Louisiana, In
diana, Kansas and other seaports.
While in east Texas Harley took a
fling at professional baseball with the
Marshall club. While in the South
Central league be met a bunch of the
old time El Paso professionals, includ
ing Hewitt. Ramsey, Kane, Merritt who
are all playing in the new league In
south central Texas. Hewitt is mar
ried, Harley says, ana has settled
down in Tyler, Tex., where he is Play
ing some fast ball.
New York .
Pittsburg ..
Cincinnati ..
Club Standings.
.. .3S
-St Louis 27
Boston 20
Gnmcs Wednesday.
Brcoklyn at New York.
Philadelphia at Bwlon.
At Philadelphia
Philadelphia. .......
naileries: urooKiyn,
7 14 0
10 14 1
Knetzer and
Miller; Philadelphia, Seaton and Dooin.
At Philadelphia 2d game. It IL E.
Brooklyn 14 j3 2
Philadelphia 1 4 4,
Batteries: Brooklyn, Ragan and Er
win: Philadelphia, Moore, Wallace and
and Gibson.
. San Antonio Rogers
Galveston Morton and
At Dallas. It H.E.
Dallas 2 4 3
Austin 1 C 0
Batteries; Dallas Grady anJ Gib
son: Austin. McCullough and Hinninger.
At Fort Worth R. H. E.
Fort Worth 2 S 3
Waco . ........................3 C 2
Batteries: Fort Worth. Crabble and
Kitchen: Waco, Taff and Carson.
At Wichita R. II. E.
Wichita 9 13 3
Lincoln 3 11 3
Batteries: Wichita. Durham and
demons; Lincoln. Palmer and Carney.
At S4oux City - R. H. E.
Sioux City 11 18 4
St Joseph 10 20 1
Batterlesr Sioux City, Brown. tJriffin.
and Cadman: St Joseph, Freeman and
Crutcher and Gossett
At Topeka
Tcpeka .... ...
At Pittsburg R. H. E.
Pittsburg 0 6 0
R. H. E:
2 7 4
3 y 1
Twelve Innings.
Batteries: Topeka, Fugatc and Chap
man: Denver, Schrelber and Block.
At Des Moines R. H.
Des Moines I 7
At Minneapolis n.
Minneapolis ;' 4
Kansas City j
At Columbus i
Columbus 4
Indianapolis .. ".."...".
HE prejudice against the negro ballplayer Is a strange and
n deep-rooted thing In baseball circles, and all through the
country, little leagues and big, from Mnlne to Mexico, the
prejudice holds way. The African Is barred from. ths
places where the in Han Is made royally welcome, and the
athlete of negro blood most not presume to mingle in white
baseball society.
Strange to ay, the white ball players, even the haughty
southerners like Cobb and Suggs will gladly play games
against Cuban clubs, composed mostly of black men. They
will play exhibition s mies against negro teams, treating
the black man with .he utmost cordiality and fairness, but
will not tolerate negroes In their own crowds or In the white elnbs of the same
circuits. Formerly there "were a few clever negro ball players in xhc big
leagues, one of the best being Walker, a black catcher who was as good
behind the bat as any white man of his time. It was said of walker that when
he was catching Tony Mullane. the latter refused to stand for a negro's giving
him battery signs. Walker tnen agreed to work without a battery sign ot
any kind, and the battery of Mullane and Walker proved one of the most
successful of the season. Now nnd then a negro man hns slipped over the
bars, passing himself off as a snn-tanned white man or an Indian, but sooner
or later he has been unmasked and has quietly vanished from the game,
doubtless to turn up, under some different name, with one of the strong negro
teams that tour the country. Three or four men who, for a little while,
looked like wonders -n the big leagues disappeared that way, and to this
day the fans marvel why such clever athletes should have quit and left no
word behind. Some of these players were so near white that they fooled the
northern athletes completely, but almost every ball club now contains two
or three sons of Dixie, nnd yon can hardly deceive them on a negro.
A few years ngo a first baseman broke into one. of the major elnbs, and
her vrnsrn corker. He could hit and run and field Hke a demon, nnd his good
work bid fair help to his team right ip ward towards the flag. This fellow had
played maybe twenty games,, and was doing splendidly, till one day his
team arrived in Washington. Among the spectntors that afternoon was a Vir
ginia congressman, n typical southern colonel, who didn't often attend ball
games, but was an -l rooter when he did. The congressman sat
down in one of the front boxes, watched the first two Innings happily, and
then rose from his sent, ejes staring, and goatee fairly bristling. At thbv in
stant, the new first baseman came galloping over for a foul fly, and got It
right In front of the box where the old colonel was sitting. The colonel
glared right Into the face of the ball player, and the latter as if striken by
pnralsis stood rigidly Immovable.
am. yo' useless black rascal," cried the congressman, "what ahe jo'
doing heref Presuming to associate with white gentlemen, ahe ycf Just like
yo nehvc, yo black scoundrel. Ah, always said yo was the most worthless
trash around mah plantation,"
Flushing just a little, the ballplayer heard the words that sealed his
doom anil exiled him from the company he had begun to grace so well.
Slowly he threw aside the big glove, and began to walk away. But a he
went, he turned, halted for one Instant nnd exclnlmedt Yo"s done got me.
Marse Robert but Ah'll tell yo' dls If yo' was a genuine fan, yo'd neveb,
done 111'
-By W. F. Kirk
ON'T you remember me, Mar-
Asked a rooter lust after
the game.
"I want to shake hands with a win
ner You deserve every bit of your fame.
I jumped from the stand just to mitt
The moment I saw you pass by.
What's that? Are you sure you can't
place one?"
"You.'ve got me," was Marquard's
"It's only three years." said the stran
ger, "Since I sat in this very same nark;
I was in a light suit, you remember,
- And my fourinhand necktie was dark.
It seems mighty strange you'd forget
But xou'll place me all right when
you know
I'm the fellow that called you a
'lemon' ,
When I watched you three seasons
Lexington. K., July 2. A new rule
offered to state race commission v.f
terday has for its avowed purpose the
prevention of women's placing bets on
the races through betting cotnmissn
ers which has heretofore been com
mon disgrace at all of the tracki.
The rule provides tnat associations
licensed by the racng co;nmiss'-n shall
permit pari-mutual macrhie? only -n
the betting ring and that n betting
cf -nmlssioners shall b3 employed to
carry to or make any bets in the ma
chines and that no tickets shall be
sold except an the betting shed. If the
rule is adopted women will have to
go to the betting shed in person, if they
desire to wager on horses.
Chicago. 111.. July 2. Midlothian
Country club of Chicago yesterday won
the Crafts W. Higgins trophy, emble
matic of the team championship of the
Women's Western Golf association, ac
cording to Incomplete re tut as icfYiil
last night In the play by teams nT four
women at various clubs against par. IS
holes, the Midlothian team fimsbed
only three down.
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