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JOHN E. WRAY 1 JAMES J. CORBETT FRANK MENKE ve fiermans Retreat From Czenstochowa. Must Have Been a Day's March to the Last Syllable .i- -::- -::- -:1:- -::- ":H!- -:: ":H: ":li:- -!H!- -:H:' "!":" ":H:" Arab.s Are Reported In Revolt. We Thought the Arabian Knights Had Gone Out of Print WHERE, DID YOU SAY! Johnson will fight Wlllard in Juarez In March, saya Curler. WHEN, DID YOU SAYt Johnson TrHl fight McVey In Havana la April, ay Gibson. 1601 PREFE THE JUDGE REVERSES HIS CAR- BY TAD SPORTING PAGE DO DUCT HnYLHl, flflr! flK iH-h7 nr s.inn Til riPIIT PIIMTC CSV MI1T SMS OU CODvrlsht. 1211. International Newsservice One Unknown With Wild S wing Handed Gibbons Cauli flower Ear; He Says Olabb y Gave Him Awful Beating Once, but Another Match Would Be Desirable; Aus tralian Champion Real Middl eweight Contender. By T. S. MILWAUKEE, Wis., Dec. E. Ac cording to Mike Gibbons It is really harder to fight a second or third rater, or the socalled dubs, than to go the same distance with a high class and clerer boxer. The re mark was brought about when Mike called on the writer die other day and was asked how he came to be sporting a cauliflower ear. That is a mark 1 cannot get away from," replied Mike. "You see that was wished on me when I was not very old at the game and when I was boxing one of those socalled dubs. The felldw knew absolutely nothing about the game, but he happened to land one of his wild swings on my ear because I was not looking for anything of that kind. A clever boxer would never have landed sueh a blow. I would rather fight a real good man any time than a dub and really It is not as hard to box a high class man as it Is a third rater. When you face a real boxer you know Just what to expect and you act accordingly, but when you face a dub you never know what he is liable to do. When you are up against a man who will not stand and fight it is also bard to make a showing. Mmply uult irjmsi I had that kind of a man recently j In New York, a fellow named uuiy Maxwell. I never tried harder to please a crowd than I did that night, hut the fellow simply would not take a chance after the second round and it was no use He started out well and sent in some pretty Jabs, but when he found that I was slipping them by my head he seemed to lose heart and then when I got inside his guard and put a few punches to the jaw he refused to take any more chances. From that time on it was a chase about the ring. "For that reason I would rather meet a good man and take my chances, for it is more pleasing to the specta tors and better for the promoters, too. I am wise enough to know that if the bouts are poor the promoters lose by it and eventually the fighters lose al$o. Compliments Clabby. "I want to meet Jimmy Clabby again for the championship, 'if possible, for I feel that the public demands that we get together. He has claimed the title and I think he has as good a claim to it as any fighter living. He ii a -wonderfully clever lad and, be lieve me. he knows the game. Why, the first time we met at St. Paul he gave me an awful beating and used stuff in boxing I had never dreamed of before. When he got into a clinch and used the loop the loop punch on me I swore there were other boxers In the ring hitting me. It was a reve lation to roe and from that time on I bepran to look about for all the finer points in sparring. That licking did me a lot of good and I can thank Clabbv for putting me right. When we met the second time in Milwaukee tbit first beating was still in my mind and there is no doribt but that it made m more rareiui man x snouiu nave uecu, in fact, it made a poor fight and it waB my fault. However. I -have got over all that stuff now and would meet Clabby on an eaual basis. I don't think he is any more clever than I am, and as for hitting, that is an open question. If we meet again you may rest assured there will be no pulling back on my part and I know that Clabbv has too much at stake now to risk his reputation by trying to stall In a match of any Hind. Would Like MeGoorty, Too. "I would also like to meet Eddie Mc Goorty again and will probably be matched with him either at Hudson, Wis , or Milwaukee. I have always considered McGoorty a great fighter, hut if he will make reasonable weight for me I will meet him. This boy, M.ck King, must be a crackerjaek to beat Jeff Smith Id Australia, for Jeff is a mighty good middleweight. King also defeated Gus Christie, so there must he something real about him. There is another good middleweight In the eat Jack McCarron who is com ing along fast and will be heard from before long." Mike says lie weighs around 152 now. but will make 145 at 3 oclock any time Fackey McFarland will enter Into a match w(th him. Mike thinks it is a shame that packey does not make up his mind to meet him, for it would not only be a great tight, but would create a new record for receipts at a 10 round fight. The St Paul bay kj planning a busy season and will then take a good lay off next summer and If the war ends he may take a trip to Europe. The defeat of Jeff Smith, the New ' Tork middleweight, Dy Mick King, -the Australian champion, in a 20. round battle held In Snowy Baker's great stadium In Sydney, brings a real con tender for the world's title into the arena. Jeff Smith had been a eon tender for the middleweight crown and King had only recently won the title in Australia in that division. He showed his class In several hard bat tles and then defeated Gus Christie, the Milwaukee 168 pounder, on his arrival in Sydney. Even then King was not taken so seriously here, but when he turned round and handed Smith a beating on points (and clever ness was part of Jeffs stock In trade), KEEVIL Will fix up the finest Dutch Lunch, Sandwiches, Salads, on short notice. Budmeiser Beer, Wines, and Liquors, for Family use. Phone 105. 520 N. Stantoj. FOR- FINEST AUTO LIVERY Phone 884 W. T. Deason. All 1015 Iarge New Automobiles. ANDREWS, . . .-. ,...4- r nrimit there, -was . jnotwng if" "St EOoas. tnat Air. iving uu "" !, with He is now in line for a match with Jimmy Clabby. who is acU.rfd's champlon in America, for the worlds ' BIr Fishier Scarce In EnBjMd. Boxing news is very scarce from across the big pond these days and the following letter from my correspon dent. M?. Dyer, will no doubt prove interesting. He says: -The National Sporting club has started its weekly shows, despite, the war. but nothing In the way ol MB matches have been staged as yet lour Milwaukee welterweight champion, An ton the Greek, who succeeded in get ting out of Greece and back here, had a hard bout the other nignt at the Na tional club, when he met Eddie Elton, a boy weighing 155 pounds. .Anton weighed about US. It was a terrific struggle all through the 20 rounds and ended even. Anton was not in as good shape as Elton, but he put up a re markably good .battle, so good that ne was again matched by the club for a 10 round bout with a good welter weight whom the matchmaker did not name as yet. I understand, however, that it -Bill be corporal HalL He is also matched to box 20 rounds with Kat Williams, the welterweight wno recently returned from Australia. After these bouts he intends to return to America. Conflicting Reports Received. "Reports were received here about the White and Welsh match, but they differ and no one seems to know Just what the verdict was. White must be good to hold Welsh that way. We all felt very sorry to hear about "poor Charlie Ledoux, the European champion bantam, being killed at the front He was a great fighter and had intended going to America this winter to meet Kid Williams for the title. Georges Carpentier was not injured, as far as I can learn. He is with the aviation corps, but has not seen any real active service in the field. Adrien Hogan, the French welterweight. was badly wounded at Verdun and Eugene Stuber, who had just returned from Australia, was killed at the same place. There is no sport of any Kind in pans ana very little here, except boxing ana lootmui. Moha Took Off So Pounds. Boxing fans the world over were very much surprised when it was an nounced In Australia, three years ago that Cyclone' Johnny Thompson had jumpefi from a lightweight to a mid dleweight within a few weeks' time, but Bob Moha, the beer city middle weight, can go Johnny one better as to the weight business. A incent Moha, brother of Bob and who acts as his manager, is authority lor me state ment that Bob reduced from 245 pounds to 170 within a month or two. "Before Bob was matched with Mike Gibbons at Hudson," said Vincent "he was away above weight; in fact, during the summer he scaled 245 pounds with his clothes on That did not bother Bob and when he started training in the fall I was surprised at the rapid man ner in which he reduced. Why, in a short time he was down to 170 pounds. having taken off 75 pounds in weight I ana ivaue ivv ai d tti juttt3 uiuuuiid. That was taking off 85 pounds all told some work, believe me." Had Gained 22 Pounds, tn the case of Johnny Thompson it might be well to mention that at the time of his jump in weight he was matched to fight Hughey Mehegan at 140 pounds ringside. He was told that he would go stale if he tried to keep down so fine, so Johnny decided tp forfeit h3 $500 and go in at catch weights. He did not weigh himself and supposed he would go to .about 145 er 146 pounds. The night oft the show the official asked Johnny to step on the scales. It was not necessary as he had forfeited to Hughey, but he thought nothing of it and got aboard. He was nearly paralyzed to see the pointer move to 162 pounds. He had gained 22 pounds in two days. From that timet on Johnny was a middleweight COAST PEOMOTSRS WILL FIGHT LAW San Francisco, j Calif.. .Dr 5 Through an error in the way the re cent anti-boxing law -was passed, lead' ing exponents i me nsuc sport hope to save it from extinction in California. Several promoters and enthusiasts will test the constitutionality of the act In southern California Tom Mc- tArey avill start a legal campaign soon and expects to hold up the effect of the boxing law for the next two years, while in this city James W. Coffroth wH-take like steps. Th. loophole through which Coffroth and McCarey hope, to .force ,a wedge is contained in the fact that the1 submto-. sion of the original Petitioned not conform with the legal requirements The petition was originally submitted lacking many thousand names, and was returned to be resubmitted when the number -of signatures complied' with the law. The resubmission of 'the petition came after the date had passed. - The petition was therefore protested at the time, but the measure was placed on the ballot Both Coffroth and McCarey were fa miliar with the e'reumstances, but did net press their point at that time. They were satisfied to remain inactive and seize upon the technicality later if the. anti-fight bill passed. bresnahaITseeks second baseman Chicago, 111., Dec. 5. Negotiations for a secpnd baseman to strengthen the Cub infield will occupy the atten tion of Boger Bresnahan. newly ap pointed manager of the Chicago Na tional league team, for the next few weeks or until the problem is solved. Bresnahan found 35 players were un der contract or reservation to the Cubs and after a thorough dissection of the dope handed him by president Thomas expressed the opini n that with a crackerjaek guardian of the keystone sack added to the visible supplyxof Cubs, he could win the National league pennant The new boss announced positively that Heine Zimmerman would play third base. "That's his position and that's where I Will DlaV him." XaM Hrun.l,an TTo intimated he might shake up- the restx wi uw leam. Why Not When your visitinc frle-ns Inquire for Mexican souvenir goods, will 3-011 please refer them to 40S San Frinii-x-o St Advrr'iscment Eca-li 3 Art Sh'.p Legal Fight Over Player Signed' by Federals Is Wow Believed Likely. New York, Dec. ;. The probability of a legal fight for the services of "Rube" Marquard of the New Tork Giants, signed Friday by the Brooklyn club of the Federal leafeue. Is today strongly indicated. President Ward of the Brooklyn Federals, stated that Marquard had signed the contract in triplicate, in addition to making an affidavit that he was a free agent in a baseball sense, and had received and receipted for an advance payment under his Federal league1 contract Three Contracts, Giants Say. Secretary John P. Foster of the New Tork National league club, when ques tioned regarding Marquard's status as a fee agent, said the pitcher was un der contract to the New Tork Giants iii a series of three interlocking contracts which cover his playing services for 1915 and 1916, and give the New Tork club an option on his services in 1917. Still another contract gives the New Tork club special rights In regard to Marquard's playing services, and was drawn up with the idea of covering any loopholes which might exist in the other contract The secretary of the New, Tork club scouted the idea that Marquard could play for any other team than the New Tork Giants for the next two seasons and intimated that the ease would be taken to court if the Giant's southpaw endeavored to jump to the independent league. i President David Fultz of the Baseball Players' Fraternity, stated that he did not know how Marquard's signing with the Brooklyn club -n'ould affect his status as a member of the players' fraternity. From another source, it was re ported that Marquard was not a mem ber in good standing in the fraternity, and for that reason it is doubtful If the players' organization will take of ficial cognizance of Marquard's action. EIGHTY NEW TENNIS CLUBS HAVE JOINED ASSOCIATION New Tork, Dec 5. Edwin F. Torrey, secretary of the United tSates National Lawn Tennis association, announced to day that SO new clubs, having 15,000 players and more than 1000 courts, have enroled in the organization since March. This is a gain of more than 50 percent and is regarded as phenomenal. The most important of the newly elected members are the Seattle Ath letic club, of Seattle, Wash., and the Country club of Birminghom, Ala.. The former has 1000 tennis playing mem bers and a large field of dirt courts. The fact that the national champion ship and Davis cup matches are de cided on grass has resulted In many of the clubs attempting to develop turf playing surfaces," said Torrey. "The Country club of Birmingham. Ala- has just laid down six turf courts at an expense of $9000. The demand for high class orofessional rawrhMi from all sections of the country makes it evident that in a few years there will be a titanic battle for all comers title. SAN JACINTO JUNIORS DEFEAT ALTA VISTA The San Jacinto school junior soccer team defeated the Alta Vista junior team by a score of 5 to 0 Friday afternoon. The frame -was characterized by many brilliant plays on the part of the San Jaclpto team. Stars In the game were Ralph Carberry, who nfade three of the five goals plied up by his team. Sherman Webster, right wine; -James McCoy, left wine, and Mc Kamey Reynolds, goal keeper, also played an excellent game. Sherrod Mengle, as captain and goal keeper of the Alta Vista, handled his team well. The Alta Vista boys had the ball in San Jacinto's territory several times, but were unable to make a goal. w. It. Pearson reftrsed the game, assisted j- Coy Friend, of the San Jacinto school, fend Irving Stephens, of the Alta Vista school as linesmen. y BAM, MAYER'S CAKEBIt ENDS. San Francisco. Calif., Dec. 5. Charlie Swain, outfielder for the Seattle club, of the Northwestern league, will never .play ball again. His right leg was amputated Friday. Since the season closed Swain has been working here ap a telephone lineman. Last week he fell off a truck and it ran Vver him. crushing his leg -so,, badly as to necessitate aji operation. He was to have Played In ISiB with thA Minnsanolls team the. American association. New Governor of New York May Appoint New Commission To Regulate Boxing It Is Reported 'Also That Decisions in Fights Hay Be Revived, Thereby Stimulating Sport; Welsh, Who Scored Ritchie for No Decision Fights, Has Fought Seven No Derision Battles Himself. EW TORK, Dec 5. No that .governor elect Whitman of New York is thniio-Yit tn K in fnvnr ol? boxing exhibitions if conducted as the Frawley Taw stipulates, he is due to have .fine young time .listening to every Tom, Dick and Harry with an ax to grind. But I guess h'e 'cart handle them all. While Mr. Whitman has neither affirmed nor denied the reports circulated concerning his attitude in the matter It is my belief,, based on what I. have heard from reliable people who are in position to ktrbw, that the governor elect hag pratieally decided to appoint an entirely new board of commissioners to supervise the sport in this state And also it would not surprise me if Mr. Whitman even went further and recommended that the leg islature pass a bill making it legal to conduct bouts over any distance up to 20 rounds with decisions by regularly appointed referees. This, of course, is not official the governor may change his mind after the politicians have given him several ears full of their sides of the question. But from what I Imow- of Mr. Whitman I will be very much surprised if he will allow anyone, or anything but his common sense, to influence him in the matter. Here's hoping my information is cor rect It is about time we had a man at the head of our state government with courage enough to recognize the manly and attractive qualities of boxing matches. No doubt the coming gover nor, judging from his conduct fes dis trict attorney, would be courageous enough. If the question were put to him, even to admit that he enjoys a good contest now and then. And that takes considerable courage ln a man occupy ing high office these days. CommfoNlonerN Shortcoming. The incumbent commissioners, in the opinion of a number of good judges, have fallen far short of expectations Time and again cases have occured ivhere prompt action on their pait would have helped to strenghtcn the cause of the sport as, for instance, in matches -nhere one or more iinKiika " ' (tETrl , (jA-mgM m y Ak V -tupf? 7 " ViEU-'HEiiEweApA vCrS ATPlW iAKE- I l "TTl ""-"V i ' I CrVJT'nJtM' Qu 1 -csm. VOArr Jn . ' AWiOMO- N3Q2. J jH!? J I GOT ArJ IDEA- PT , ' , I RaiEPJe -toe. gawJ yWR $r soo- i""m kK j9Bfo iultuhu it-J N thiaa ) C watapIefat; ,. Harvard Outranks -:.v- -::- -::- -:!:- Is Tentn; Carlisle At Bottom Syracuse BY FRANK Ni E W TORK. .Dec 5. Answering numerous requests I have tackled the Job of ranking the 10 best football teams in the east, on their 1914 showings, with the following result: . Harvard. 2. Washington and Jefferson. 3. Dartmouth. 4. Army. 5. Pittsburg. 6. Cornell. 7. Tale. ?. Princeton. 9. Rutgers. 10. Syracuse. Harvard deserves first ranking be cause it was not beaten and scored vic tories over Tale, W. & J., Princeton and Michigan. W. & J.'s showing for the year gives It second place, a notch ahead of Dart mouth. The Hanover team, like W. & J., suffered but one beating during the year. The Hanovarians scored more points but TO. & 3., oy virtue of its victory over Tale and Its great showing against rHarvard Is entitled to second place. Dartmouth Once Defeated. Dartmouth played remarkable foot ball all year. Tt scored 365 points against 25 tor its foes. It suffered but one defeat, a 12 to 1C trimming at the hands' of the Princeton Tigers. In view of later day events, it -must be said that Princeton's Victory over Dartmouth was the biggest surprise of the year, as Princeton in her other big teams 'showed up poorly, while the Dartmouth gang pjayed wonderful football. Army comes next It played nine games and won them all. Usually such an accomplishment would entitle a team to first honori However, Army's sched ule this year has not been a very Tiard one. It's foes, with two exceptions, were easy. Pittsburg Also Lost One. University of Pittsburg is given fifth place. The Pittsburg boys lost but one Jim Corbett Says have faired to appear and the clubs have been permitted to fill in with cheap substitutes without first noti fying the public that tho bouts as scheduled would not go on. Only last week the Brooklyn Sporting Club had 'billed a match between Al Reich and Colin Bell, tile Australian heavyweight It appears that the elub had been noti fied early that Bell could not appear, but continued selling tickets and did not Inform the crowd of Bell's error of omussion until it was tlmo for the con testants to enter the ring. The specta tors were then informed that Jack Mc Farland would be substituted for BclL No offer was made to refund the money to those. who wished It so I under stand. Still the boxiner commissioners did not see fit to investigate, although J all tlia i..lTirf1 .-a, n.. Iknt. no.h TVfl! 1 several cheap preliminary bouts and a worse than one sided exhibition be tween Reich and McFarlandX Patrona Need Protection. Boxing patrons have had little pro tecion, extended them by the present board, and no doubt Mr. Whitman who, since holding the office of district at torney has made it a point to become pretty well posted aoout things in gen eral, has taken all this into consider ation, hence the report circulated of the contemplated change in the personnel of the "board. . Callforlans Will Drift Cast. Wiien the anti-boxing law goes Into effect in California the middle of this month a number of young men who have been calling the Golden State home for a long time will copper Horace Greeley's advice and hike toward the east New Tork, New Orleans and Mil waukee will be asked to take care of the overflow of fistic, talent which will be headed in this general direction shortly, as these cities practically will have a monopoly of Important contests with San Francisco and Los Angeles out of the running In a war, it will be a good thing for th time in the eastern cities new f.ice now ind then fulds Interest to box ing niutLiits, and to fur a3 New Tork All Eastern Teams 1 G. 3IEXKE. game throughout the year. That was a 13 to 10 defeat at the hands of the pow erful W. & J. eleven. Pittsburg scored victories over Penn. State, which held Harvard to a tie, over Cornell, Navy and Carlisle, as well as over some of the minor college teams. Cornell suffered two defeats this sea son In 10 starts. The Cornell machine didn't get under way until after Col gate slipped over a knockout punch. After that defeat. Cornell rushed along like a mill stream and amassed a rec ord that entitles it to sixth place in our ranking. ' Ynle Hanks Seventh. Tale Is given seventh place. The Blue machine got two bumps during the 1914 season, and came close to being beaten on at least one other occasion. Princeton gets eighth place. The Ti ger eleven was beaten twice. It scored only one real victory during the sea son the victory over Dartmouth. Princeton didn't have any real scoring ppower. It's defence was good enough to enaDie tne team to sup along unDeai en until it encountered Harvard. Then the defence was smashed. A week af terward it was crumpled by Tale. Syracuse SlnmpeuT Ninth place goes to Rutgers. The New Brunswick. N. J., college played good football. It showed up well against for midable foes. Syracuse is placed 10th. After Syracuse eat Michigan it looked, for the moment as if Syracuse really was among those present in a football way, but almost immediately afterward Syracuse slumped and in six games that followed it won but two, losing two other', while two more were ties. ' When it came to awarding the booby prize for the season just closed, the award went to Carlisle without a dis senting vote. The Indians played 13 games. They won Just four of those 12. One came was a tie. The other eight were defeats and very decisive defeats, too. By James 'J. Corbett ormcr Heavyweight Cbamploa of thd World. n goes an occasional strange "map" would Indeed be welcome provided the gent has anything In the way of reputation to back It up. Among those who are expected to take the. "rattler" for this section immediately after the holidays are Willie Ritchie, former lightweight champion, Joe Rivers, Frankie Burns J and Harry Foley's latest discovery, Ralph Grunan, the Portland lightweight scrapper who Is touted by many west ern writers as a very promising mem ber of thw fraternity. Jimmy Clabby," George Chip and Billy Murray will swell the list of eligible middlewelghts already here. Decisions May Be Alloned. By the time the boys begin to arrive there will be a new governor up at Al bany, and more than likely a new bunch in charge of boxing in this state. All this may mean that decisions will be allowed in this city, and. If so, ive may well look for a big boom in the sport The fans don't take half the interest In a boxing match which promises to be. mereiy an exniDltlon throughout than in a bout which is sure to be hotly con tested because something more than a percentage 01 tne gate receipts Is at stake. With referees allowed to give decisions in boxing matches, the sport would take a sharp jump ln popular fa vor and after the last lean year or two promoters would relish somethinc like that I fancy. e McCnrey Going South. I read recently where Tom McCarey was quoted to the effect that he would try to break Into the boxing game In New Orleans, and that Dominlck Tor torlch who has had a monoply ln that line for some time, advanced the opinion that Uncle Thomas had. another think coming. However, 1 will not be sur prised It McCirey does "Open up in tho crescent city before long. I under stand he has received invitations from seeral citizens to look over the ground, and it is likely he will accept The business men of Ntw Orleans are not inclined to show favortism to-Wd-ds the native sons th( h ie found 11 uocs rut pa, that a fan field and Cambridge Has Many :: :: :j: Otner Universities LONDON, Eng., Dec 5. Cambridge university has been counting up her sons In the army and navy ranks. Among them, it is found, are more than 1541 leading athletes of the last 16 years men who have won their emblem, or perhaps the coveted "double blue." The tennis players H- I Doherty, A. F. Wilding and K. Powell are of the number. Doherty played In the United States some years ago. while Wilding was on the Davis cup challenging team from Australia which wrested the tro phy from the Americans last summer. Former prominent Cambridge oars men were among the first to answer the call to arms. Thirty-four of the men irho gained the Cambridge em blem in races on the Thames are serv-ino- in the armv. Ruerbv football play ers who are now soldiers are also nu merous. There are 2S Blues who played Rugby on the army rolls at present Cricket 'Well Represented. Cricket is the next best representee. sport, 27 former Cambridge criCKeters jf", t"h'roUg'hont Allegheny county being at the front Twenty-six men cic a"l f ln comp.ete charge who gained prominence in track and w' boding commission of five mem field sports are in the service, while "' "" eight leading Cambridge tennis players of the last 15 years are on the list Twelve association football stars and five boxers help to swell the total ot Blues who are fighting for their coun try. Twenty-six others are scattered rep resentatives of numerous minor sports. While this.makes up the list of Blues in the arnfy. Oxford also has a strong representation, many leading athletes of recent years from that institution being among the first to volunteer their services. ' In fact the pick of the athletes of the British Isles are now in the array, including many pro- fessior nals. Some Already Killed. The war Is making sad gaps In the no -favor Is better for all concerned. Racing jwas stopped in the southern metropolis on account of attempts to stop outsiders from butting in. Had tne newcomers been permitted to go along everything would have been "lovely" but the constant bickering and fighting between the rival associations attracted the attention of the reform ers to the fact that gambling was go ing on, and once that agitation is started it is a case of curtains for the sport Tortorlch Is Peeved. One can hardly blame Tortorlch. how- Aver, for feeling a trifle peeved at the idea of McCarey coming into the field at this time after he has carried the game along for years in spite of the handicap it was under Now that there Is a chance to put New Orleans on the map puglllstlcally again Tor- " .. .m in. ,.,. it (1.. LOrrcil wvu,w "ivw .j ntiit.1 all mw gravy for himself. However, McCarey Is entitled to all he can get if he de cides to open up there. While It Is true that he had a monoply of the game In Xios Angeles, permitting no outsiders to butt in on him, that is nothing to his discredit In fact he is due con siderable praise for the masterly man ner he handled affairs there It takes a good man to frame up a thing so there can be no competition. Tor torlch had the same opportunity in New Orleans, but I doubt if he can swing it With New Orleans the only city in the country where championship bouts can be held there should be plenty of room for two big clubs. If not. It will be a case of the survival of the fittest, lias Welsh Changed Vie. In view of the fact that Freddie Welsh has been ducking all offers to i.-r -where decisions are allowed, and has engaged in some thing like sevenj no decision au&irs 111 wa lasi iour or five weeks, what are we to think of him. It was not so very long ago that Fred and manager Harry Pollock were hounding Ritchie for a match and try ing to fasten on Willie the opprobrious title of "no decision" Ritchie. They sent out reams of stuff to sporting editors Attention, "We can supply 2? CLIa VKi( f i VVJ..Ik x? I Ft1 ?&Lti2 Atnletes In War, :J: -:jl: Vell Represented ranks of Europe's athletes. Already France has lost Jean Bouin and George Andre, two of the greatest athletes who ever sported the tricolor; England has lost George Hutson, John Bull's great eat distance runner, and Germany has lost Hans Braun, the ifreat middle dis tances During the last decade Europe has Blade wonderful strides in athletics. There was a tiraa when England stoci supreme in distance running, but of recent years France developed a B"uin and little Finland a. Kohlemamen, who made the vaunted supremacy of tie English distance runners but a dream of the past In France, Italy, Ger many. .Saved and other European countries athfetes were developed who met' onVeqiwa terms- the Britons and Yankees at a sport on which John Bull and Uncle Sam had held a monopoly. coiumissioiFrtjles pittsburg boxing .... T, 5Boxinc mthls The personnel or tne comnjisaiuu "" be announced shortly. One of its mem bers wilPoe appointed by the shenfr. another by the mayor of Pittsburg, and a third by the district attorney. rHOHiniTION IN COLORADO . C VRRIHD BY. 11,372 VOTES Denver, Colo., Dec 4. Statewide pro hibition carried in Colorado hy a ma jority of 11,572, according to the offi cial canvass compiled today. The vote for the measure was 1M.689; "fatast 118,017. The only other , Initiated measures carried were one levying a half mill road tax, one abolishing tne il jfuiMna tt amnimntiOn Of riSK "- .. i :- -:ll and enlarging the powers o the state board, of equalization. calling attention to Willie's penchant for the declslonless matches, when, as a matter of fact. R"cW tod only en gaged In one affair of the kind up to Sattlme. It will eare to investi gate the record book be will learn that Ritchie has fought a vast majority of his ring engagements to decisions. JuSKllnc Wiy the Weights. Furthermore Welsh, r probably It 1.1. -.., .rout took particular pains to condemn one paexey aicu ar land because that young man had the rv unsoortsmanllke habit of forclnff was iias t .j o ... - ..- j opponents to weigh In at the light- in at catch weight According to Welsh, then only English champion, that was a crime which should have been attended to by the proper authori- ' ties. But now we have W"ie. ' Welsh Insisting Jf"BZZ" U. niAnextft. and compelling dangerous looking adversaries to make the so calred lightweight limit at rings.de. Ha has tried to get away with this thmff several times, and very likely has been successful, if the truth were known. Ritchie never forced a challenger to make a. weight which would give him undue advantage. McFarland haa been accused of it a number of times. But Packey never held title to a cham pionship, and had every right In the world to make matches at any weight he saw fit Bui there is supposed to be a hard and faet rule covering matches in which a boxing title is at stake, and for which Welsh appeared to be a great stickler before he grabbed the honors himself. Below Ritchie's Standnrd. In matter of strict sportmanshlp Welsh falls considerably short of the standard set by Ritchie who made every concession to secure the match with Welsh in order to prove that he was not trying to dodge the British champion, even concession that the bout be held In England where he knew that he would not be shown any favors. Not that referee Corrl contemplated any wrong action, but Ritchie well knew Continued on Next Page. Sportsmen! your every need in Ounsv Ammunition and Jtmnnng uiorn- incr. Send us vour mail orders. D A " kjiiettvai-A uytisz jrki suo vu.