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Sport and Society Section
A Runner Drives His
Spikes Into the First
Sack, Would the Baseball.
If the Pitcher Goes Up
In the Air,
Would the Foul Fly?
Of Football Field This Season
Playing Surface Will Only Be -300 Feet, With SO Feet
Back of the Goal Posts in Which the Forward
Pass Will Be Permissable There Will Be .
Only One Coach on the Sidelines.
THE football rules for the season of
1912 include two Important
changes. One of these, relating
to the field itself, is extremely radical
In that for the first time since the in
iroaucuon or we game into this conn
tT there Is an alteration in the dlmen-
troduction of the game into this coun-
bions of the playing surface, or gridiron
.-.sit has been called. .
Since the introduction In 1876 the
field has been 330 -feet in length, 160
feet in width, but for the season of
1912 the entire field is to be 360 feet
In length, but the playing surface, that
Is, the field, which is usuallv known as
the field of play, will be only 300 feet
In length. .At each end Is a 30-foot
zone behind the goal posts and behind
the goal line where the forward pass
The other most important change is
allowing four downs in which to gain
the necessary 10 yards instead of
three as formerly. The rest of the
alterations are of less importance. The
number of privileged coaches who may
walk up and down the side lines, re
duced last year to three, has now been
reduced to one. The intermissions be
tween the first and second, and third
end fourth periods have also been again
shortened, the time elapsing being now
only one minute.
The forward pass, which -was1 re-
Giants Break Even
Chicago . 63
New York 46
St Louis 44
Philadelphia at New York.
Washington at Boston.
Cleveland at Chicago.
At New York R. H. E.
New York 6 IS 8
I nladclphia 17 1
Batteries: New York, Warhop and
Swfney, Phlladelohia, Coombs and
t Boston R.H.E.
Poston 610 1
VI -slungton 1 6 0
Batteries: -Boston, Musser and Car
rigan, Washington. Herring and Ain
smith. Vt Chicago R. H. E.
l tucago ., a 4 II - 5
1'etroit .".. 12T15 1
Batteries: Chicago, Scott, Douglas
and Easterly; Detroit, Willett and
New York .-...85
i incinnati 62
St Louis 55
Boston - . . .38
62 .50 ,
87 .304 !
Boston at Brooklyn.
New York at Philadelphia.
Pittsburg at St. Louis. .
At Philadelphia 1st game. R. H. E.
Philadelphia 2 8 0
New York 4 -.- 5 lo 3
Ba'teries: Philadelphia. Moore and
Killifer; New York, Tesreau and Wil
son. At Philadelphia 2d game. Rf H. E.
Philadelphia 4 9 1
New York 2 a 2
Batteries: Philadelphia, Chalmers
and Dooin; New York, Marquard and
At Cincinnati R. H E.
Cincinnati 6 91 0
St. Louis g 9 .0
Batteries: Cincinnati, Benton and
Clarke; St Louis, Sallee and- Bresna
han. At Brooklyn R. H. E.
Brooklyn 2 16 2
Boston 13 3
Batteries: Brooklyn, Black and Mill
er, Boston, Dickson and Rariden. (13
At Chicago R. H. E.
Chicago 2 6 0
R cnits Are Advised To Call
Managers By Their First Names
ISIMINGER, one of the mem
bers of the Newspaper Writers'
league, is. a bear for hitting" out
good stuff, and here Is his latest en-
imeu .unco to iouois Who Will
Soon Join the Major League Teams.:"
1. Be sure to call your manager
Roger. Connie, Jake, or Muggsy, as the
case may be. Baseball tacticians dis
like a cold greeting.
, . I you arrive in the citv late at
night get your manager out of bed
by phone call and ask him directions
to the park.
-3,.?e.1i everybody you meet that
nish,t,illa't you are Btogen. the new
otufielder, and can make Cobb. Speaker
Wagner and .Baker look like lazy pic
nic larries with the willow.
4. If you were drafted from a bush
league for $500, don't admit it Say
you cost $25,000. but your owner doesn't
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stricted to 20 yards, may now be
thrown any distance. The on-side kick
has been cut out; that is, the men of
the kicker's side who are off-side are
not nut on-side hv the ball touching
the ground. The field judge has been
- dispensed with and the game left in the
S-i!?8!? 7i-an..-J- ;.. -i-
cials. A rule his been Dassed that if a
I SS, 3l Ie.tee?hePS-mrnd before
I kicked ball strikes the ground before
Kirnimr miw the o-nai it mav not scorp
f0OTTnthl?mtf rfttck out Cin-
ZtSiKr , "ft" SL " i tt tor-
merelv U now the 20-vard line. The '0- couple of vicious clouts in ms imme
eIfl:. ?n?w "c t?:Je '..-iii-.rV- I diate vle.initv. Rollo was a fichter be-
yaru neutral zone, me uajie vl uiiicjiiia
and players, has been abollsneo. .Flayers
may not interfere with each other on a
forward pass, however, but may in
case of a kick.
Certain other provisions have been
necessitated by these changes, notably:
The kick-off is now made, instead of
from the middle of the field, on the
kicker's 40-yard line; that is, 60 yards
from the goal toward which they are
about to kick.
The rules have been rendered more
clear and a great deal of time and care
was spent by the sub committee on
their revision and rewording. The
notes 'which formerly followed the rules
have been incomorated into the rules
i themselves and the whole code has
been simplified as far as possible.
Pittsburg 5 10 0
Batteries: Chicago, Lavender and
Needham; Pittsburg. O'Toole and Si
mon. WESTESS LEAGUE.
At Wichita R. H. E.
' Omaha 2 6 2
Wichita 3 5 6
I Batteries: Omaha, Billings and John
son; Wichita, Scott and Wacob.
Second game R. H. E.
Omaha 10 17 2
Wichita 5 14 7
Batteries: Omaha, Beebe and Arbo
gaat; Wichita. Scott, Routt and Wa
coB. At Denver R. H. E.
Denver 6 14 5
Sioux City : 15 16 2
Batteries: Denver, Schreiber, Healy,
Kinsella and S.pahr; Sioux City, Cann,
White and Chapman.
Second game R. H. E.
Denver 11 13 2
Sioux City 1 7 2
Batteries: Denver, Schreiber and
Block: Sioux City, Cummlngs, Conway
PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE.
At Sacramento-A R, H. E.
Portland 4 9 2
Sacramento 12 17 1
Batteries: Portland. Higginbotham.
Gregg, Suter anl Fisher; Sacramento,
Munsell and Kreitz.
At Los Angeles R. H. E.
Los Angeles 0 5 2
San Francisco 3 10 1
Batteries: Los Angeles. Vernon.
Marks and Brooks; San Francisco, Mil-
ler and iserry.
At Atlanta R.
.Second game "R.
Atlanta j, 2
Montgomery . . .
At Minneapolis E.
Kansas City 10
At St Paul r.
St Paul .r....'. 3
Milwaukee I-. 6
At IndianapolteH e.
Indianapolis . 0
Louisville T 2
want it known, because too much pub
licity over the amount involved hurt
5. At the breakfast - -le tell
strangers that your minimum base
steals a season are around the 75 mark.
6. On arriving at the park in the
morning for practice burst in the club
house and shout: "I'm Bingen, the new
outfielder! Say. Cobb, you play right
field hereafter, for I want center!"
1. Help yourself to the stai .:tch
ers uniform, and when on the field
me.tne others SO to the infield and
outfield. and have an hour of batting
8. In going back to the clubhouse
for a shower make some cracfe. t at
the team is loafing. Tell the star short
stop that he doesn't play deep enough,
and advise the spitball Iron man to cut
out the moist delivery, as you are
afraid of muffing a wet ball.
9. Call the manager aside and say:
'Lookahere. you let me bat in fourth
Place, as I am the cleanup kid and
have a better chance to drive in runs."
10. Should the manager surprise you
by asserting that he would stand pat
on Cobb in center field, snap your fin
gers at him and declare that he Is a
bum and not fit to run a squad of
washwomen. For a final thrust yell
"Either you go or I go!"
1L View it philosophically. The
best get it
12. Just explain to the boys sitting
on the chairs in front of the Dewey
hotel in Maysville that everybody had
it In for you and they wouldn't give
vrou a chance. Anyway, you likea
Maysville better than Detroit
REAGAN WINS FROM JOHNS.
Salt Lake City, Utah, Sept 5. Jimmv
Reagan. of Ste.n Francisco, defeated
Tally Johns, of Butte, in 14 rounds of
, f'Shting here last night Reagan
liad Johns all but out when his seconds
threw up the sponge.
Second Fight Farce In New Mexico
Drives Another Spike Into Game
HugMe Fullerton Picks the Ked Sox and Giants to Win Pennants Japan Is to
Be Invaded by Giants Sport Gossip.
By NORMAN M. WALKER.'
ANOTHER nasty mess was pulled
across at Albuquerque Monday
night when Kid Mitchell, who
claims El Paso as his home, and Jack
Carson, of Colorado, fought a five
round farce before the New Mexico
Atheleticclub. The fight was to have
gone a long mileage had it not been
icalled in the fifth, when referee Rollo
gave Carson the decision over Mitchell
for what the Albuquerque papers claim
v'as ranK coining on me ocai prooucts
i part. But the decision did not end the
was rank fouling on the local product's
f jBht by a pair of punches.
When the Colorado kid's glove, was
ihtLl in'tokS0 n? ST
' raised by the referee in token of vie-
! tor Mitchell is said to have made a
wild dash at the referee and swung a
Rollo was a fighter be
- -- - --
fore he became a judge advocate of
fight matters and he squared away for
a self defence scene in one act. rue
crowd rushed in and separated Mitchell
from the umps. of the fight game and
pushed him to the dressing room. He
was hissed and hooted by the crowd
and was the recipient of a demonstra
tion which is not usually accorded to
top notch fighters. Carson, just to
show that he was good for some more
of the same, came back and punched
the Athletic club piano for a copule
or three rounds to the delight of the
crowd. Mitchell did not appear again
FolloVing the Flynn-Johnson. or
Johnson-Flynn, according to the bat
ting order, the Mitchell-Carson mill
has put another nail in the wooden ov
ercoat of the scrap game in New Mexi
co. Governor McDonald has never been
for It for a minute and only tolerated
It because it was permitted by law. He
stopped the Mitchell-Herrick fight
across the river in New Mexico and
threatened to call out the state police
If an effort was made to hold it in
spite of his protest. The next time a
fight is scheduled the governor will
ae right there with his veto and it will
stick. It's the history of rough stuff
the country over.
m w .
Hugh S. Fullerton, Ph. B.B.
of baseball), has picked the Boston
Red Sox and the New York Giants to
finish first. As old Doc. Fullerton
knows the game from Alpha, 111., to
Omega, Iowa, his pickings are particu
larly likely at this time. He sees the
red legs and the Giants finishing first
in each division of the respective
leagues and he sees it all Boston and
New York at the finish. Many things
may happen between this date and
Oct. 6, but it is a safe bet that Herr
Hughie's, selections will be in the
money in spite of the fact that he is
the best booster the Chicago Cubs have
ever had, and for them from the get
away. I There is something wholesome about
me attituue 01 mis great finnisu run
ner, Kqjehmainen. who won -the long
distance events at Stockholm. Accom
panied by his brother, he has arrived
in New lork to appear at a numner or
r amateur contests In speed and endur
RACING AND BALL
GAMES AT THE PARK
Program Is Completed 'for
Events to be Held Lat
ter Part of Month.
O. Wilkinson has made up his pro
gram for the ball games and races
which he is going to have at Washing
ton park on September 25-28. The nro-
j gram incluudes two races and a ball
; game daily. Following are the events:
Wednesday. September "2.
Ball game, 2 p. m.
Four and a half furlong dash, free
for all: purse $50. First $40; second,
$10; 110 pounds up.
One-quarter of a mile, free for all;
purse $50. First $40; second, $10; 110
Thursday, September 2t.
Ball game. 2 p. m.
U. S. officers hurdle race, three
quarters of a mile over three hurdles
three feet high each; purse $50. First
$40; second, $10; 150 pounds up.
Five furlongs, free for all; purse $50.
First. $40; second, $10; 110 pounds up.
Friday, September 27.
Ball game, 2 p. m.
Cowboy relay rcce, three miles, three
horses each, any kind of saddle; no
thoroughbreds allowed, change every
half mile; purse, $75. First $50; second,
$25. Must be men up.
lave furlongs, free for all; purse, $00.
First $40; second. $10; 110 pounds up.
Saturday. September 2S.
Ball game, 2 p. m.
Polo pony race, three-eighths of a
mile, free for all; purse, $50. First $40;
second, $10. Horses not over 14 1-2
hands- high (-means 58 inches); 110
Five and a half furlongs, free for all;
purse. $50. First $40; second, $10; 110
SALT LAKE WILL PERMIT
UNLIMITED BOXING CONTESTS
Salt Lake City. Sept 5. -nder an
ordinance passed by the city commis
sion boxing contests, of unlimited du
ration, may be held in this city. The
managers must certify that the con
tests are not prize fights and the chief
o; police may stop any match -when it
ceases to be an exhibition of skilL
BREAKS MOTORCYCLE RECORD.
St Lou'3. Mo., Sept 5. Arthur
"Farmer" Standin, of Oberlin, O- broke
the world's record when he won the
motorcycle marathon race on the St
Louis motordrome here. He covered
the 26 miles in 20 minutes and 3 sec
onds, and finished five laps, a mile and
a quarter, ahead of the second man.
The former record was 22 minutes.
THouLolxra Say, Scoop, Try Not to Be So Forgetful Next Time b8f
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ance. Kolehmainen is a stone mason
by trade and he says heis going to
find employment in New York so that
he can eat while he is competing In the
amateur contests and yet not forfeit
his amateur standing by accepting
cash prizes. In this day of the mad
race for money it is to be noted in
passing that the fastest runner in the
world in his class refuses to chase the
Japan is to be invaded by Americans,
and giants at that. The New York Na
tional club will sail for Japan about
Nov. 2 to compete against the Japanese
teams in a series of baseball games
during the winter. The trip will also
be extended to include the Philippines
and Australia The Japs have devel
oped a wonderful knowledge of the
American national game and have sent
several college teams to the United
States which made favorable showings
against the best amateur teams in the
country. Professional baseball has
also struck Japan and reports of the
Giants-Tokio team may enliven the
winter of the sport writer's discontent.
Jlmmle Archer is the premier hard
luck player of the National league. Af
ter being out of the game with a bad
knee, and minor injuries, he was laid
off the other day to rest up for the
Pittsbursr series. Chance sent him in
I to bat for Rculbach in the ninth and
Jimmy rapped out a not grounaer
which cost him the remainder of the
season with the Cubs. He sprained his
ankle in beating out the hit and had
to be toted from the field and will be
on the bench for the remainder of the
season, unless some of the trainers can
put it In shape. Coming at this time.
Archer's loss is a serious one and has
set the Cubs back In their champion
ship aspirations. t
Jems Driscoll has sailed from. Lon'on
for New York and Madison Square gar
den, where he will meet "Knockout"
Brown, young Brown and some of the
other members of the Brown family.
Holding the Lord Lonsdale belt in Eng
land. Driscoll earner with the highest
1 recommendations. He will go after all
of the featherweights on this side and
willHry to land a match with Johnny
Kilbane lfhe is successful with his
While the Carlisle Indian school has
been busy annexing Olympio trophies
it has been developing a fast football
team, which in spite of the weather Is
of interest just now. Carlisle has al
ways been a factor in the eastern base
ball situation and with Jimmle Thorpe,
the Olympic champ, in the position of
captain, it should rip holes in the col
lege teams under the new rules which
have been adopted.
Joe Rivers, the losing end of the Man
dot-RiTers fight in Los Angelas Labor
day, was the 10 to 6 favorite at the
The man who always picks a winner
has not been born.
HAYDEN FANS- SEE
TWO GOOD CONTESTS
01d,Haden Ball Team Re
organizes and Plays
Hayden, Ariz., Sept 5. The San Pe
dro ajrd Smelter ball teams put up a
fair game on the local diamond, one
of the largest crowds of the season be
ing present The Smelter team won
by a score of 8 to 5. The lineup of
each team was as follows: Smelter,
Sharrah, catcher; Phillips, pitcher: Mit
ton, first base; Hendricks, second base;
Englybom, third base; Forbeck, left
field; Wisdom, right field; Bryan,
shortstop; Rouse, center field.
San Pedro. Corrella. first base; Ma
riano, third base; Flores, shortstop:
Carrigan. pitcher; Cartinez. catcher;
Ballesteros, second base; Corlos, left
field; Machichi, right field; Smile, cen
ter field. A purse has been raised for
The old Hayden baseball team has
reorganized, olavinc the Smelter team
Labor day. Lack of practice caused the
local team to go down to defeat by a
score 01 iu 10 b. -vicuiure, tne old
Hayden pitcher, was unable to get out
and "Dtuch" Steinke, who was in the
box. was hit hard. During the third
Inning, Bryan, of the Smelter team,
made a home run hit with the bases
full, bringing in four runs.
The lineup of the two teams was
Hayden, Steinke and MacDonald, pitch
ers; Lesher, catcher; WIgnaw and Eus
tis, first base; Carrigan. second base;
MacDonald -and Steinke, third base;
Brown, shortstop: Calhoun, right field;
Scott, center field; Eustis and Wig
naw, left field.
Smelter. Phillips and Goldberc
pitchers; Martinez, catcher; Mitten,
first base: Hendricks, second base:
Englybom, third base; Goldberg and
Phillips, right field; Grange, center
field; Forbeck, left field; Bryan, short
stop. PECOS AND ARTESIA PLAY
Pecos. Tex., Sept 5. Pecos and Ar
tesia, N. M.. are playing a series of
games here for the disputed cham
pionship of West Texas and East New
Mexico. Pecos had a lead of two games
over Artesia, but that city comes here
today with the avowed purpose of tak
ing the series of three games. The Ar
tesia team has been greatly strengthened.
CACTUS CLUB WINS
FROM LAS CRUCES
Takes Bowling Game by
Wire Another Game
to Be Played.
By a margin of S4 pins, the Cactus
club was victorious over the Las Cruces
duck pin team Wednesday night in the
telephone match. Hackett the star
right handed duck pin bowler of the
Cactus club team, ran high game with
117 and the high total of the series
with 288. J,
Thursday night again at the Cactus
club there will be a phone match wit
Las Cruces, In the 10 pin game, the
Cement team representing the local
end. The team will lineup as follows:
Binford, captain; Hanson. Henry, Leon
ard and Grinz.
The score of Wednesday night's
Cactus club Total.
Clark 84 73 114 271
Critchett 94 SO 90 264
Hackett 90 117 81 288
Foster 73 90 75 238
Stratton 83 100 81 264
Bryan 83 80 62 225
Totals 507 540 503 1550
Las Cruces TtoaL
Gill 77 75 86 23S
Cleveland 73 75 74 222
Cardinal 106 82 86 274
Bevens 103 71 93 267
Stevens 67 72 79 218
Mitchell 75 75 97 247
Totals 501 450 515 1466
Nothing is more romantic than a
motorcycle honeymoon trip according
to Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Johnson, who
have completed a 1500-mile journey
from Topeka, Kan. to El Paso, Texas. I
The city-'councll of Lawrence, Kan.,
Is considering an ordinance forbidding
tank riding" the practice of a per
son riding in front of the driver. The
Federation of American Motorcyclists
has been fighting against this practice
and the city fathers have Its earnest
City officials of Beloit Wis., are
opening a campaign to fine motor
cyclists who ride with their mufflers
Motorcycles are to be adopted for
the use of officers in the government
I forest reserves in California
Sheriff Mischke. of La Salle county.
Illinois, has adopted a motorcycle for
use in apprehending all classes of
The Brockton, Mass.. Motorcycle
club recently conducted a successful
Sunday afternoon run over 138 miles
of sea coast road.
The resolution against "tank riding,"
the open muffler, speeding and care
less driving, adopted at the recent
annual convention of the F. A. M. at
Columbus, Ohio, has been adopted by
the Baltimore. Md., Motorcycle club.
Frank Boyd, president of the Mary
land Motorcycle club. Is en route on an
extended motorcycle trip through Eng
land. Dr. Harry Copeley and son, Howard,
recently left Joliet 111., on a motor
cvcle trln of several thousand miles.
I They expect to ride to Montreal and
iueuec, sail lur umaun, iuui jib"
land, France and Egypt
A XO-HIT GAMES AND
THE OPPOSING TEA3IS.
1902 Callahan, Chicago vs. Detroit
1904 "Cy" Young, Boston vs. Ath
letics, May 5; Tannehlll, Boston vs.
Chicago, Aug. 17
1905 Dineen, Boston vs. Chicago,
Sept 27: Henley. Athletics vs. St Louis,
July 22; Smith, Chicago V3. Detroit,
1908 "Cy" Young. Boston vs. New
York, June 30; Rhoades. Cleveland vs.
Boston. Sept IS; Smith. Chicago vs.
Athletics, Sept 20; Joss, Cleveland vs.
Chicago, Oct 2.
1910 Cleveland vs. Chicago, April
20: Bender, Athletics vs. Cleveland,
1911 Wood. Boston vs. S. Louis,
July 29: Walsh. Chicago vs. Boston,
1912 Mullin. Detroit vs. St Louis,
July 4 (p. m.); Hamilton. St. Louis vs.
Detroit yug. 30.
FORMER CHAMPS ARE DEFEATED
ON THE WIIEATON, ILI. LINKS
Wheaton, I1L, Sept 5. Four Chica
goans.tbree easterners and one Eng
lishman remain in the competition for
the national golf championship. The
second elimination round of 36 holes
brought the curtain down on C G.
Waldo, jr., of Brooklayn, who defeated
Harold Hilton, of the Royal Liverpool
club, the title holder.
Waldo was put out by Paul Hunter,
of Midlothian. W. J. Travis, formerly
British and national champion, was
eliminated by Jerome Travers, Metro
politan champion, and twice national
Charles Evans, of Edgewater club.
Chicago, western champion, defeated
H B. Lee, of Detroit
varren Wood, of Homewood, former
champion, put out W. C. Fownes, jr.,
of Oakmont who in 1910 beat Wood in
the finals for the title.
KID STEELE CHALLENGES
BENNY CHAVEZ FOR TITLE
Kid Steele, of Denver, the bantam
weight boxer who knocked out Mickey
Sullivan, of Lo. .vllle, Ky., in the
fourth round of their scheduled 10
round bout as the semi-wlndup in the
Carson-Mitchell fight In Albuquerque
last Monday, Is well known in El Paso.
Steele has been fighting In El Paso
and Las Cruces for the past few
months and Is a favorite here. His
first showing was In Juarez, when he
fought a 10 round draw with Kid Payo,
the bantamweight champion of the
southwest in one of the preliminaries
of the Herrick-Homer fight which took
place several months ago. 1
FREKGHMflN MS ALL FIGHTS
Victor Bryer Brings Offer of $30,000 For Jack Johnson,
but Will Not Hunt down the Champion, to Give
It to Him Discuss es the Advance of
the Boxing Game Abroad.
(BY ROBERT RIPLEY.)
EW YORK, N. T.,
Sept 5. When
Jack Johnson's original demand
of $30,000, win, lose, or draw.
went echoing over to France it came
reechoing back again with Victor
Breyer, the leading sporting man of
Europe, hanging on to its tail.
And Victor Breyer has the $30,000.
It's up to Johnson now but that indi
vidual seems to have forgotten that
ne ever made any such statement He
Is acting retired just at present
Yes, I have sent him several tele
grams." said the Parisian promoter,
"and- he hasn't even apswered one of
them. You know what I think of any
one who deliberately refuses to answer
"Will I go to Chicago to see him? I
should say not!'
"I will be in New York about ten
days or so; that should be time enough
for him to learn of my mission," he
Although the primary reason for
Breyer's presence In this country is, to
land Jack Johnson, yet this busy man
has another idea he hopes to foster.
He will attempt to organize an in
ternational federation, made up of rep
resentatives 01 an countries interested,
to assume control of boxing universally
and to establish definite rules, weights,
classes, and champions of each class.
Also to compel champions to defend
their titles or default them, and force
all boxers to live up to their contracts
and agreements. In England a cham
pion is compelled to accept a challenge
within six months or lose his title.
"This country has no recognized rep
resentative body such as the National
Sporting Club of England, or the Box
ing Club of France so it is going to
be difficult to settle on any one to itp-'
resent you. But I will do the test I
It was Breyer who first introduced
and promoted boxing in France. He is
largely responsible for the wonderful
progress that fhe game has made in
that country, which promises to become
the world's boxing center In a short
while. So you can see he is nt new to
the game. Neither Is he new to this
country he has been over here maiiy
times, and has witnessed maiv of the
bouts held here.
"The first fight I saw here was at
Coney Island, when Frank Erne lost the
lightweight title. The first fight I
ever saw was in London, when Jeter
Jackson beat Slavin. about 20 years
Carpentier, French Fighter,
Johnny Creely to Fight Johnny Kilbane Battling Nelson Often Reported
Married, Manages to Sidestep.
EORGES CARPENTIER, the sen
sational French fighter, has de
cided to quit the middleweight
ranks and become a light heavyweight
This announcement comes from Car
pentier himself. In a letter, the clever
French boy, who is just 19 years of
age, states that he has now passed out
of the 15S pound class, weighing at
present about 175 pounds. Of course,
he could train down to about 162
pounds, if necessary, but he prefers
to retain his strength and become a
real heavyweight and perhaps a real
ti-htte hnnp Ojirnentier stands 6 feet 1
?incn anals JSSKftW
reason to hope that he will develop
course oi 'T year or twoFranlKlaus
had been matched for a return engage
ment with Carpentier. but when the
latter found that he, could no longer
make the weight he called it off. Hugh
Mcintosh has been after the French
boy to make a trip to Australia, but he
has so many matches in sight in France
and England, also America, that he
will probably defer his trip to the
antipodes for some time.
Johnny Creely, the Pittsburg, feath
erweight Is going after Johnny Kil
bane for a title match. His manager.
Frank Torreyson, of Braddock, Pa.,
has offered to give the Cleveland cham
pion a side bet of $1000 real money
for a 20 round battle. Creely was a
bantamweight last year, having met
all the best boys in the east including
Patsy Brannigan, Tommy Dixon,
George Kirkwood, Monte Attell and
others. Creely is now negotiating
matches with Jimmy Walsh, of Boston,
and Johnny Dundee, of New York, and
If he can make a showing with those
boys he has a right to get after Kil
bane. for both Dundee and Walsh are
tough picking for even the champion.
Jack Britton's knockout of Eddie
Murphy, of Boston, the other night
came as a surprise to the many friends
of the eastern fighter. Britton has
been credited with much cleverness,
but little hitting ability, and his knock
out of Murphy will probably change the
opinion of some of the critics. Murphy
was being boosted as the boy to beat
packey Mci-anand, but this
will upset all the plans of his man-
ager. It will be a big boost for Brit-
ago, and I have bern a follower of the
game ever since, .uuguea victor.
' Noting tho s-access and opu.arlly
of the game In this country during one
of my visits, I decided to introduce It
into my country. That was about six
or seven years ago you see the result
"We owe much to you Americans. It
was Willie Lewis, brought over by
Dan McKetrick, who was really re
sponsible for the rapid success of the
game. When Willie began beating all
those big heavyweights over there the
people began to awaken to the science
of boxing. Lewis taught most all of
our pugilists how to box. Carpentier
is his pupil, you know, and after hi3
recent battle with Willie he said that
he learned many new points even then "
The French adhere strictly to the
Marquis of Queensberry rules, and
many things called foul over there are
overlooked In this country- No ad
vice or coaching Is allowed by the sec
onds except between rounds. If a drop
of water is thrown on a fighter who Is
down he is declared loser. Ten sec
onds before the beginning of each
round the timekeeper shouts "Seconds
out!" and all seconds must get out of
the ring. When the fighter is knocked
down he Is timed by an automatic
watch in the hands of a timekeeper
The referee merely follows the time
keeper's count with the usual arm, mo
tion for the benefit of the fallen boxer.
On the whole, a contest Is pulled off
with much more 'class' than in this
They have quite large crowds, too.
On several different 'occasions In the
cirque de Paris the gate amounted to
The prices range much the same as
they do here; about $40 is the highest
pasteboard. The audiences are more
enthusiastic and excitable and you
probably remember how they kissed
Sam McVey when be won a victory.
And Sam is no black Apollo either'
Breyer explained how they were able
to offer $30,000. which was more than
an American promoter could afford.
The contest If It comes off, will be
held at Monte Carlo. The Monte Carlo
people do not expect to make money
on the deal, as they merely wish the
contest as an advertisement: they
would make their profit in another
way. For instance, that championship
battle between Carpentier and Sullivan
cost them $20,000 to stage. The re
ceipts were only $5600 but they prob
ably made money on It at that
ByThos. S. Andrews
ton and Incidentally "bring him nearer
a match with McFarland and Ad Wol
gast Britton had signed to make the
Australian trip, but now that he has
made such a hit and has two big
matches in sight he will no doubt want
to postpone his tour of Australia. Brit
ton should get after the winner of the
Mandot-RIvers match at Los Angeles.
It would be quite a card and Tom Mc
Carey will no doubt get after it
Battling Nelson, the former light
weight champion of the world, has been
engaged to more young women, both
on and off the stage, than any boxer
in the business, that is according to the
""i"3 uiu" "l every lew montns,
5 ZSgVLJtiSS FSSFSS!
uupe uanaeo out every lew months.
Deen engaged to an heiress in CalIfor
"fe," , (or she) sidestepped at the
critical moment and went nn rinlnir
his vaudeville stunt or picking up a
few thousand for meeting soiqg bud
ding 133 pounder.
Of all the girls the Battler has had
a fond feeling for, there is a lurking
suspicion that one Fay King, a clever
cartoonist held a little string about
the Cupid dart, but then when it does
I come to an issue it will not be surprls-
' Ino. tt Iter,.. ,- 1a !.(,!. 1. i , s
out a "dark one" entirely. And when
he does, he will probably mak? one
more "farewell trip around the -world"
and then settle down on his ranch at
Obar. N. M. It is just such romancers
as Bat who usually fall down hard
when the right time comes and select
one from among the unknowns. We
may not have long to wait
Johnny Coulon, the bantamweigh
champion, will have another contender
for the crown the coming season. The
new challenger is Kid Williams, of Bal
timore. The Kid has been coming along
with rapid strides the past year and bis
performances have been such as to
earn him the right to challenge for
thf bantam championship. He has met
anddefeated nearly every boy of prom
inence in the east" his last victory be
ing over Kid Kelly, of New Orleans,
who was pretty well thought of. Wil
liams won easily.
KILBANE OUTPOINTS DUNDEE.
New York, Sept 5. Johnny Kilbane.
of Cleveland hnTdar t9 i KAW
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Dundee In a. 10 round bout here last