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Sport and Classified Section
Sporl and Classified Section
Wednesday, jm-, Twenty-ninth, 1914.
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We'll Admit, to Save Argument, He Was Quite a Bit Flustered and Perhaps Forgot Himself; Nevertheless, He Made an, Honest Effort
Fine Boxing Card Arranged;
Sunday Fight Is All Set
Three Clever Bouts Are to Be Seen; Principal Fight, Be
tween Kelly and Gage, Promises to Be a Close One;
Lefty Floyd and Cordova Will Also Meet;
Preliminaries Are to Be Good, Too.
X rxiQUE .boxing card that will
probably b highly attractive to
southwestern boxing- fans is the
double J round event to be stared
at Juarez arena Sunday artercoon, under
the auspices of the Pastime -A- C- pro
moters of the recent 24 round contest be
tween Johnnie Zundee and Grover Hayes.
Promoter R. G. Martin Tuesday afternoon
sot down to business and. with, a flourish
of his pen. marked the completion of an
agreement for four lightweight battlers
to clash at the stone arena on the above
date, not to mention that overtures have
been made to a. number of first rank box
ers to meet either the winner or Johnnie
Lightweights will predominate in the
hsadliner and the semi-wtndup. which is
scheduled to go : rounds, will be a 133
pound affair Both matches are considered
to be very evenly balanced contests.
Beotty Hontelth, manager of Eddie Kelly,
the Harlemlte, has inaugurated a consist
ent training system for his charge, which
the easterner will continue up to Saturday
afternoon before the contest. Frankie
Cage is also training hard In preparation
for the battle.
Workouts Are Pleasing.
A large crowd of boxing fans were on
hand at the Stanton street camp Tuesday
t'lTnooa to witness the workout of Kelly.
ana pronounced the little fellow a marvel
wli the gloves. A spray of the speed of
Dundee and the bitting ability of his
stable mate seem to have been Injected
Into the boxing of Kelly, who showed re
markable speed In his brief exhibition.
Ifty Floyd, the negro lightweight,
traveled three rounds with Kelly at a.
tremendous pace and gave the New Torker
the best workout he has experienced in a
ong time. Both lightweights stood up
azd either slugged or boxed cleverly, giv- i
Ing one of the classiest exhibtUcns that has j
been seen in a. long wuie.
Started on "Wrong Foot.
According to KeDy himself and Scotty
Slontelth the only reason that the Har
ienute lightweight Is not fighting the top
sotchers today is the incompetency of the
manager who brought the little fellow out.
Kelly has fought such men as Jack Brit
ton and obtained a six round newspaper
decision over Grover Hayes In Phlladel-
, phia a couple of years ago when the vet
eran was considered at hist beet. Sines
Joining the stable of Monteith four months
ago. Kelly has shown a remarkable Im
provement in both his boxing and speed.
Reminded of Fowser.
The enormous shoulders of Kelly remind
local boxing fans of Franklo Fowser, now
welterweight champion ot the country and
an Ei Paso product. A single glance at
the easterner would give & stranger the
Impression that he is a. welterweight, so
solidly is he bullL Kelly first broke into
,. hTnv f-T.Trt as an amateur, winnlnc
the New Tork state featherweight title
several years ago, &sa v, uia same ums
his brother won the highest honors in the
lightweight class.
New Yorkers who are acquainted with
Kelly, among them "Ted and Grit Brann.
are confident that he will defeat Gage.
although they admit that he has a battle
on his bandit.
Hoyd Training With Kelly.
"Ijefty" Floyd, the crack little negro
lightweight, now under the guidance of
Jedd English, Is training with Kelly and
has shown a wonderful Improvement over
his form of several months ago. Floyd
has developed considerable speed and seems
to be a harder hitter and a faster puncher
than when he fought Frankie Gage and
Frankie Fowser last summer in the Juarez
arena. Manager English has a big side
bet down on Floyd to win the contest
against the less experienced Cordova, The
Issue of the contest seems to depend, how
ever, on whether Floyd cares to train or
not. he having shown only a mediocre In
terest In his preparatory work heretofore.
Benny coraova, me opponent ox rtoja
in the 20 round seml-wlndup. and a pro
duct of the Juarez arena, is equally as
confident and certain that he can defeat
the negro boxer well within the limit
Signing Curtain Balsers.
Definite action relative to signing the
principals for the curtain raiser win be
taken Wednesday evening by promoter Mar
tin. "Young Ad Wolgast, the hard hit
ting UtUe featherweight, and Gene Payo,
the clever Mexican, are probable opponents.
Frankie Goge will shift over to the
American side of the river Wednesday
afternoon, while Kelly will go to Juarez.
Think El Paso Will Be in the
League Next Year; Santa
Rita to Win Pennant.
Wilson Never Plays 19th Hole
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Misses Joy Of Recounting Game
CY RESIDENT WILSON never plays he had done. "Oh. not so' well for the
J the 19th hole and. therefore, cer- first 13 holes, but after that I played
tainiy cannot gee tne reai enjoy- f wonocnBuy weu, aoing most ot tne notes
u bqxt, or jess. wny. ax tne i.tn noie.
ment out of the golfing game,'
remarks a writer far the "Stories of the
Links" page in the July Issue of the Golf
ers Magazine.
'What would golf be to the average
player if he couldn't hold a sort of post
mortemIf he couldn's review the game
he has Just finished and Inform his audi
ence of the several wonoerxm scots he
made during that game? For the player,
one of the greatest pleasures is to tell of
the marvelous drive he made from the
seventh tee. of the 34 foot putt at the 11th
hole, of the wonderful lofting drive from
the rough on the approach to the ISth hole
the shot that put him on the green and
gave him the game that, for a time,
seemed hopelessly lost.
' President Wilson never seems to feel
this Joy As soon as the last hole Is
placed, be Jumps Into a waiting automobile
and Is whisked away. He never lingers to
talk over what he did, or what might
have been If he hadn't sliced his drive, or
rimmed the cup. Such is the penalty that
one most pay for greatness.
William Hartg. of the Hyde Park Golf
club. Is the only Cincinnati player who
ever was beaten by a hungry horse, de
clares another writer for that page. Harig
was playing a foursome with George Stan
nard as partner The match was even up
until Harig drove out of bounds Into a
pasture. Search for the ball was futile.
Then a horse was seen to drop something
from his mouth over the fence and onto
the course.
It -was found the hoxse had chewed the
eo erlng off the ball ana" dropped the re
mainder over the fence. After dlscussien It
was decided the ball had been returned to
the course by an outside agency, but that
Harig should lose a strike. The stroke
cost his side the match.
While on the subject of freak shots in
golf it might not be amiss to include a
3-n spun by a player whose veracity In
all other things never has been questioned;
a man whose trutafat&ess served as the
model for the rising generation in his home
town. Not that we wish for a single
moment to intimate that this incident
dldn t happen, but well, here It is. De
cide for yourself.
'Driving off from the fifth tee I sliced.
The ball shot in the direction of the
rough, but it didn't land on the ground.
Why" Hell, because a porcupine Jumped
up from his hiding in the rough Just at
the crucial moment and the ball landed on
his back and lodged between his bristles.
What next? Why, so help me, gee
whizz, that animal rap right toward the
green and when he got there he shook
h mselt Out dropped the ball, and by
miny, it rolled right into the cup. giv
ing me the hole In one with bogey at five.
A beginner wanted to play In a bogey
coir per. tion says a Ridge County club
n:riMer He had no handicap, and was
tc that the only way open to him was
to r y from scratch.
When he came In he was asked how i
I made It in six less than borev. and at
the 18th I did It In eight less than bogey."
"Would yon mind explaining Just how
you did lt?M asked one of his auditors
the first to recover- his breath.
"Oh. I suppose It was Just my natural
improvement as the game went on." said
the player. "I couldn't do the first hole
In one. nor the second In two. nor the
third in three. Fact Is. I couldn't do any
of the first 12 holes in bogey, but I got
started at the 13th. I made that hole In
bogey 13 shots. I made the 14 th In 14,
the 15th In IS, and from then on I had an
easy time beating bogey, for I did the 16th
hole In 13, the 17th in 11. and the 18th
In It."
Grant D. Green, of the Orandara Coun
try clnb. of Syracuse, New Tork. Is the
only man that has ever negotiated a 75
yard hole on that course In two strokes,
and he'll probably hold that record, made
some years ago. for many years to come.
The hole in question Is bunkered by three
small hills with valleys between. The nor
mal drives usually land in one or another
of those valleys. But Green's didn't. His
drive struck the second hill, about 225
yards from the tee, plunked onto a little
rock and then. Instead of rolling into the
valley, zipped off, landed on the crust of
the third hill and then roiled down onto
the green, near enough to the hole to gat
green down on the next shot..
Santa Rita stands the beet chance of
"copping" the Copper league pennant this
fall in the final pennant chase. In the opin
ion of little Tommy Smith, manager of
the Diggers, who arrived in El Paso Tues
day, accompanied by Mrs. Smith, 'Bobby
Robertson, the crack little backstop; and
BrUtow.the joutflelder. A brand of base
ball 50 percent superior to that dispensed
last season Is now being played by the
Copper league teams, according to Tommy,
who expressed his regrets that the Santa
Rita iub was not transferred to S3 Paso
as a result "of the recent little trouble on
the western' swing.
The Santa Rita delegation will remain
in El Paso until Friday afternoon, this
being the first city that the party has
laid eyes t upon for several months. The
trip is merely in the nature of a vaca
tion, as: the players will return Friday
in order to enter the Santa Rita-Fort Bay
ard series Saturday afternoon. While in
the city the players were welcomed by
manager Art Woods, of the Cactus club;
'Bill" Crawford, former business manager
of the Ei Paso White Sox, and a number
of other prominent baseball fans.
Out on the western swing of the original
Copper league circuit, hopes are being en
tertained that El Paso will enter a team
next summer in the league. With Et
Paso In the league. It Is a certainty that
the league would receive a great deal more
advertising than the little circuit is now
receiving over the country. Interest In
the prepoeed movement for El Paso to
take over the Santa Rita team was hlrh
In the west, and considerable disappoint
ment was felt when the movement failed.
Tommy Smith, the. veteran manarer of
the Santa Rita team, handled the El Paso
White Sox last season and is one of the
most capable minor league pilots in the
national pastime. With his team runsang
to form Tommy believes that be can win
the pennant with ease, as the Diggers are
now one full game ahead of the Hurley
contingent, the most dangerous pennant
contender in the league. Indications are
that the spurt of the Silver City Indians
came too late for the hilltop club to be
In on the pennant money, although trouble
Is anticipated from the strong hurling staff
of the Silver City club.
W. H. Kelley. president of the league,
who succeeded W. H. Janney recently, had
a perfect understanding of the national
game, and Is capable in every way as head
of the league," said Tommy.
Copyright. 1S14. International Newsservice.
Uir&J wW vjif wowr ter -in pay
Detroit. Mich, July 29. Dick McMahon
won his second SSMO stake of the year Tues
day when he drove King Couehman to an
easr victory In the Chamber of Commerce
stake for 2 12 class pacers, the event of chief
rrana circnjx campaign.
i Grand Opera were dose up
Interest in the grand circuit campaign.
and Grand Onera were clot
to King Couehman nearly alt the way In the
Eel Direct i
first heat of the Chamber of Commerce. En
tering the stretch Thistle Patch came from
behind with a fine show of speed to get sec
ond place from Eel Direct. The first four
horses were lengths apart at the wire.
In the second heat Thistle Patch was the
contender all the war.
The clip In the last half mile of this mile
was too hot for the majority of the starters
and only six of the original 13 were left for
the final heat, which King Couehman won
in 2.654. the fastest time of the race.
The 2.05 pace was little more than exer
cise for William. He was always in front end
never had to be urged. The first heat of
the 2:1$ trot furnished the best contest of
the day. Geers drove Guy Nello out in front.
but Belwln came alongside at the half and
the two raced like a team to the distance
flag, where Belwln began to show in front.
He was .first under the wire by a short neck.
The last quarter was trotted In 29 seconds.
Belwln led all the way In the next two heats.
Farmer Speers easily won the 2.13 trot.
Silk Hat was close at the end of the first
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Archer, Greatest Catcher,
Tells Of His Crippled Arm
Feels He Has No Right Now to Complain of Having
Broken Arm Which Once Was Thrust Into Boiling
yat and Has Been Seared and Scarred Ever
i - Since ;HejFirst Wanted Arm Cut Off.
Ritchie Is Keen To Fight
Even Under Bad Conditions
Will Agree to Almost Any of the Hard Propositions
Made by Welsh, in Order to Get Another Try at
the Title Which He Lost; Willard Is Being
Groomed For Match With Johnson.
When and where was the first meeting
held to organize a baseball clab? Who was
the rirst paid ball player? It is easy to fted
out get a book called Pandora for & half
dime and one coupon and learn a lot you
never knew about tlie game.
Pirates Being" Hammered By Fans'
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ST. LOUIS. MO, July M- Pittsburg Is
having Its first taste of tallend base-
ball. Two Smoky city teams, one in the
Federal and one in the National, have
been hobnobbing with last place, it must
make Mound City travelers feel like old
times at home to drop into Pittsburg now.
Over in Dreyfnsvlil the chief amusement J In the shekels, albeit one was title holder be
of the press to picking up two ton rhetorical
hammers ana Bringing them down with a
whack on the local managements. The Feda
escape the more crushing bow because not
much was expected of them. But FreJ
Clarke's Pirates are taking a panning that
has made the team quit cold.
There's this to be said: Koney. Mowrey
and Harmon are standing up well under
criticism. They're veterans and are used
to it. where they came from.
Clarke, however, can't stand the gaff and
is expected to retire. Fred has never chap
eroned a team that finished In the second
division, up to this year; and the going Is
not pleasant.
This word "champion means little, as a
measure of merit. "We have had champions,
and champions, and old Dame For
tune mixing truly greats and cheeses
with unfathomable abandon. James J.
Jeffries scarcely retired before up rose
a nice Httle Edition de Brie. Tommv Rnrm
Tet both were champions, and both hauled
That Good Dutch Lunch' and Cold
Lager Beer at
g "Heidelberg"
bVi M ' Fritz is there, which means that
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cause he whipped all opposition, the other
because there never was anv oonMdtbtn tn
whip until that dark outlook. Jack Johnson,
came Into the mlse en scene.
So the New Tork Giants seem to have the
best chance to land the National league pen
nant, this year, and become champions for
the fourth consecutive time, breaking all big
league records for successive championship
winning. This means the usual acclaim.
much redhot adjectives and nitrate of stron
tium tinted rhetoric about 12S apiece ex
tra for the players and other accompani
ments that greet champions, whether cheeso
or arenulne.
And yet the Giants form but the ghost of
a great team and the National league wind
up will present something of the same ex
citement as when a gouty man struggles
across the finish ahead of a one legged man
and another with locomotor ataxhu
It must make managers pause and weep
when they stop and think of the trtrks fate
plays them. Roger Breenahan could shed a
tear or .two over the present situation. For.
".aha.nc,ild onIy Bent Wm Into the field
with his im Cardinals in the year itli. he
would have cleaned up a title, fought for
the worlds series plum and been a great
manager today, instead of a poor, second
string backstop for a broken down machine,
with no particular amount of money left
and only dlmlnshed fame
rrtbe cfna,a I 1811 eouM have
walked away with the iennant this year.
d 0l.1' leaking a few of the same
KwVi Ma "nners-up of last year. If
they had been unmolested by the Federals.
tTAHE greatest catcher In baseball stirred
rwurnij w tire acjrew. -. f..--.
I Vainly he sought a comfortable post
"" tton for fats broken arm In its cumber
some plaster east. -By rights. I haye no
cause to find foU" ho said with a grimace
of pain. "In the first place. 1 ought to have
broken my neck instead of my arm the way
I ran Into that concrete wall In Brooklyn. In
the second place. I spent "V Pf1? o
two months in a hospital back In 193 beg
ging the doctor to cut the arm off. If I
could have persuaded them to listen to me
then, instead of trying to save It I would
never have been a big league catcher, and I
wouldn't be lying here now with ray wing
wrapped up tn surgeon's bandage and plas
When James Archer, humble employe In
a cooperage shop, fell Into a vat of boiling
sap and seared his good right arm nearly to
the bone he turned over a new page in base
ball history. What had a frightful accident
to a poor boy, an immigrant from Dublin.
Ireland, to do with the progress of baseball?
As close as'cause and effect. For upon that
accident, by remorseless freak of fate came
the uncanny art, the all but impossible skill
which has made the Cub backstop unrivaled
in his class.
Archer Is Fastest Thrower.
Archer Is the fastest, the most deadly, of
throwers to the bases. He Is the nonpareil of
all catching wizardry, and his height, me
dium; his weight, the same. His throwing
arm' What a world of seeming contradiction
In this arm'
First of all the arm is permanently bent
and stiffened at the elbow. It Is Impossi
ble for the great catcher to straighten it,
and It is fully an Inch shorter than the left.
The forearm Is deeply ridged and scarred
from the effects of the terrible burns sus
tained In the accident at the cooperage
works. The hand itself has been fearfully
battered by foul tips, wild shoots, and the
various fatalities that lurk for the unwary
catcher. The thumb has been dislocated and
the joint is swelled to double its natural
sise. The index finger has been broken no
less than four times, and every joint is
gnarled and bent.
The bones of the second flatter have been
shattered on three occasions, the third once.
the little finger has been dislocated several
times and its joints creak like a rusty hinge.
Lastly, the elbow has suffered a compound
fracture and. at the writing, is Incased in a
heavy plaster cast. It would be hard to pic
ture an arm apparently so little adapted to
throwing the ball swiftly or accurately.
Archer's Own story,
the Baseball Magazine:
It was n the slack winter season of 192
and work around Toronto was scarce. I had
fracture and. at this writing. Is Incased in a
coopera ge shop. Part of my em ployraesjt
consisted in placing the heads of barrels m
a vat so the sap ooold be belled oat of them.
This vat was some three feet high and su
perheated, by direct connection with steam
I bad put some oak barrel heads In tbe
vat where they were boiling and as It was
getting late In the afternoon, near cJoscsur
time. I started to take tbem out. For this
purpose I bad a tork something like a potato
digger. The floor about the vat was slip
pery, and as I stepped forward my foot
slipped and I fell head first into the vat.
Instinctively, for I did not have time to
think. I grabbed the side of the vat with my
left hand. This steadied me for a moment
and saved my life as It kept me from divine
head first into the bolHng sap, which seethed
and bubbled black as tar.
My face went within an inch or so of that
deadly surface so that I caught a glimpse of
my own reflection and felt the blistering
heat on my face. But that grip on the aid,
of the vat with my left hand while it saved
my life swung me off balance so that the
only way I could keep from going bodHv
into the vat was to thrust my right arm Into
the boiling sap. I had a heavy buckskin
glove on my hand, which protected it fairly
itell. but the flesh on -my arm was seared to
the elbow and jay right leg was also scalded
to the knee.
Lost Skin From Arm.
As soon as I had got my balance X rolled
out of the vat, onto a pile of steaming barrel
heads and managed to make ray ay to the
office. I had on a tight fitting black Jersey
that certainly kept the heat In fine shape.
One of the assistants thinking to do me a
good turn zipped this jersey off. In doing
so he tore all the skin off my arm to the
elbow and a good bit of the flesh with It.
The next two months I spent tn the hos
pital, the better part of tbe time trying to
persuade the doctors to cut the arm off. I
couldn't think of anvthlnsr the arm mM
f ever be worth to me to repay me for the
wrnenDs ox trying xo save it. row that all
that is past and gone I am glad, of course.
inai i aia save tne arm. nut I am not sure I
would go through such a two months siege
If the doctors wouldn't cut the arm off I
didn't want them to touch It. I got so after
a while I didn't want anine to look at It.
But I was too tough to die then, and grad
ually the arm mended. That was before the
days of skin grafting and as a result ray arm
is nrftttv well scarred and ridrM t .
The following Is taken from his story In I bent and stiffened at the elbow. But It has
oeen a pretty usexui oia arm to me for all
For your dollars. Now make
them work for you by buy
Ins an acre on the lnterurban,
where gardens and orchards
abound. Acre tracts J10 cash
and $10 per month.
Phone 603 for Motor.
would have trampled the rest of tbe dubs
out of existence.
Seaton and Brennan alone won 41 frames
for the PkUs. With them back and Doolan
and Knabe In their old niches, and the track
sore uiants might not have been dose.
Even the Cardinals have a chance to win
the pennant this year. This club has accom
plished big things tn coming up from last
place to make a pennant fight. The team
has more vim and punch than all Its rivals
and has the right germ working in It. But
Huggins will be luckiest of lucky men If
he can get away with a championship with
the outfit he now owns. Just condder for a
moment what the "Rabbit" Is working with:
One good, hard hitting catcher; one hard
working, fair recruit receiver.
One minor league first baseman, who has
hitherto been used for substitute work.
One tired out. ready to retire second Back
er. Hugglns himself. Hug is not hitting,
throwing or getting on.
One converted first baseman playing short
stop. One substitute player, recently from the
minor leagues playing third.
Three fa r outfielders, of whom thm mnr
sensatljuai appears to be Cozy Dolan. who
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couldn't make good for tb Plratea, Fhtla
or New York AnMrteaaa. and who la ovr 34
years old.
Four good pitchers, two of them Doak
and Bailee good enough tor anybody's dub.
The club has ordinary substitutes In Hlg
gert. Cruise and Najh. it has spirit .n
abundance and this Is the factor plus the
really good pitching that has helped most to
boost tbe team high In tbe race.
To win a pennant with this outfit. Hug
gins will be an extremely lucky guy. just as
waa Marvin Hart when Jim Jeffries willed
him the world's title for beating an ordinary
light heavyweight named Jack Root.
"Champion" Is Just a name, after all; but
It's a name that cops the coin. And that
buys more than glory, as any of our popular
champions will tell you.
Some of us. with the memory of Byron
Bancroft Johnson's deep bayed defiance to
the players' strike still In mind, rather hank
ered to hae the fraternity null off th. iv.
out as advertised.
The clever tactician. Charles Ebbets fore
stalled a war the seriousness of which does
not SDDear to have lmnresaed th. . A n
the baseball world. Ban declared that If the
players -Struck." organized baseball would
close every big park In the country against
them, shutting off their revenue.
But. and this Is one large, manetzed.
Ban couldn't put over that stuff for the
Jmple reason that right oat there, awaltlrur
at the gate. Is the Httle watch dog of the
players' Interests, the Federal lean., th.
mlnuto major league baseball shut down,
that moment the Federal league would have
an unqualified cinch on all the admission
money in three leagues.
Johnson's plan would have been the mak
ing of the Federal league.
If It' Worth Havlntr. It's Worth Pay
lns For.
"We don't have to give our advertls-
Ing away. In order to set It Our
patrons are satisfied to buy It. A word
to the wise. Advertisement.
06 ANGKLB8. Calif.. July . Fred
die Walsh ha. spoken regarding a
return -match far WUUe Ritchie, and
his statesMBt fsdly confirms his
presets Immediately after the fight In
which he won the title, that he would
make a hard taekmaeter in his dealings
with challengers and promoters when he
defended his title. He has promised
Ritchie a return match six months after
certain condition, named by htm are fully
and completely observed. One of these
coeditions is that be must receive the same
money that Ritchie got In their last fight,
i. e.. a guarantee of US. and Jle.e for
his share of the pictures, with a privilege
of a big percentage over the guarantee.
Nobody would have criticised this condi
tion If Welsh had stopped right there, but
he did not. and the farther h goes into
details the tougher are the conditions he
namea In addition to th. guarantee and
picture money. Welsh Insists upon & side
bet ot :s.t. a violation of the laws of
California. This side bet feature will be
no hardship, a. Ritchie can find enough
friends to take It off his bands. But
Welsh goes farther and make, a condition
as to weight that will cause a lot ot
wrangling, no doubt, before any agreement
Is reached.
Weteh says the weight must be tbe same
as that at which Ritchie won the title from
Wolga. or US pounds ringside. Tola is
not the weight at which Welsh wan the
title nor la It the weight at which all Eng
lish lightweight championship battles must
be fought. Welsh does not cure particu
larly about restoring the UgMuvlght di
vision to the lU-poonders. bat he wants
to make the conditions of a return match
with Ritchie so tought that the former
champion win go Into the ring under a
stiff handicap, mentally as well aa physic
ally. Ritchie wants the return match so much
that he win agree to almost any term, that
Welsh may dictate, especially If the fight
can be staged In California and under the
American Interpretation of the Queene
berry roles. He has no doubt at all re
garding hie ability not onlv to regain his
laurels, but feels rare that he will accomp
lish the feat In an Impressive manner, via
the knockout route. Indeed, the opinion
in America regarding the right or wrong
of the nerlslnn by which he lost the tlt'e
Is so faevrsnle to Ritchte that he probably
wesald be a slight favaeito in a return
There te as doubt at an that It wou'd
be the greatest betting fight since tbe Jef-fries-Jafesjeon
affair at Ream, Tire detain
of the battle hi Leaden esavtnee the Welsh
supporters that the Pontypridd boy Is too
clever aad unity for Ritchie, and at tbe
same time they make the Ritchie boasters
sure that he was rooaos. ot bis uue anu
that he not saty wea the) fight, but can
do so more decisively la a return match.
with an Americas, referee to Judge ths
battle oa American ideas as to points
Tom Jones is going to London at once
to open the Jess WH-ard campalga for the
return of the heavyweight championship
to the white race. Tom feels sure that
Johnson is all In and that Willard Is the
best big man la the world today. He also
Is cenfJdeBt that Willard would stop the
black demon In a IS round fight. In these
optsdoas he has the support of a large
eleasent ironf the ooaservatiTe-mlnded
fans who have seen tbe big whits boy
we?k on his opponents la tbe last year.
Speed Is what WUIard needs to make
Mm the greatest heavyweight since the
days of Jim Jeffries. In all other things
he Is entirely satisfactory to even the cap
tious critics. He towers shove Johnson
several Inches and outweighs him by 23 or
M pounds. He has & longer reach, hits
much harder and Is gamer. He meets
popular fancy as to size required In a
champion. If he could put a speedball In
his feet aad fists he would be the best
ciach ever to stop Johnson.
Before he meets the big coon. If he ever
does. Willard will be sent through a thor
ough osorse of lastructloa In boxing, and
an effort will be made to increase his
speed. A competent instructor, either Kid
McCoy. Jack Root or Jim Corbett. will
take charge ef the big youngster aad polish
him off for th. championship struggle. It
will not amount to a change la style of
such an order as to destroy his effective,
ness. but will be calculated to Improve It
and make him a flaished product.
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