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Classified. Section SPORT and Classified Section Friday, February Nineteenth, 1915. EL PASfl CflULD MUSTER BOWLERS WHO MIGHTWIN BI9 TOURNAMENT Houck, Davis, Carr, Clark, Stratton, Scott White and An dreas Could Eepresent Cac tus Club at National Bowl ing Congress, of Which Local Club Is a Member; the Expense Would B e Too Great, Is Belief. DV 3. G. BKAXX FKOM March 10' to 30 the American Bowling congress will hold its annual tournament at Peoria, 111. This brings to mind tho fact that the Cactus club Is a member of the A. B. C and that 1 Paso can, if it desires to do so, send a team to compete in the tournament. As the trip for seven men. the number allowed, would coRt at least $750 it is not likely that a team "ill be made up, for it would be a dif ficult proposition to finance. Were Y. Paso to decide to send a team, it ould get together a raizhty strong aggregation from the Cactus club. Were it possible to pick from other clubs, an even stronger team could be obtained. Campbell of the Wigwam lull, for instance, would be a big ad dition to any team. But it would take a ton notch aggregation to defeat i"ap" Houck, Lee Davis, Harry Carr.J i-.rnie uiarK, waiter stratton, scon White and Johnny Andreas. Houck is selected as the first member of the) team because he always rolls a consistent game, never gets rattled and, as a rule, bowls a little better in a tight place than at any other time. 1-ee Davis would probably bowl a tn mendous score in the national tournament, as he has shown time ofter time that he is unequaled in the city nd probably equalled by few in the rountry when it comes to bowling v. hen there is something big at stake. J-.rnie Clark is another who is always uootX in a pinch. And Esuie has an added advantage in that he has bowled in the national tournament before. There would be no danger of him ever getting stage fright. Harry Carr certainly deserves to be picked. He has not only rolled a splendid game all year but his game has consistently improved instead of dropping off as is frequently the case. He also has a splendid disposition for bowling. Such unsportsmanlike aots as the dropping of a ball or waving of arms never affects him. Moreover, with the pos sible exception of "Cap" Houck. he 1b the surest spare bowler in the city. Walter Stratton was somewhat off form early in. the season but he has since come along steadily and now is almost in top form. By the time the National tournament rolls around Stratton will be in such form that he would have a splendid chance to cop off tho singles championship or America. Scott White has shovAi consistent form throughout the season. True he has had one or two fall downs. But these have been in easy games and he always tightens up in a pinch. Johnny Andreas is the last of the selections. Andreas has one fault, in that he sometimes takes things easy in a game where thero is a champion stake or where his team appears to have the match won. But there is not a man in the city, with the exception of Lee Davis, who is more dependable in a game where thehe is a champion ship or something else big at stake. When there is something big to bowl for Andreas is always careful, and when he rolls that kind of a game he is sure of a big game. Moreover, Andreas has just the disposition to be a big aid to a team, for he is always cheering his teafoimtaes and he has a running fire of talk that puts heart into a player. Joe Bryan and Juan Barela would be picked for the team were it not for the fact that both have rolled a rather erratic game this season. . Frank Gotch is coming back and it has taken the movies to bring him back. All of the best heavyweight wrestlers in the country are to meet in an elimination contest during the year: Then Gotch will wrestle the three who defeat all others, in matches be fore the movies. Gotch has signed a contract whereby he will receive $100,000 for the three matches. The first will net him $26,000. the second 536,000 and the third $40,000. Gotch signed the contract with a motion film company in Chicago a short time ago and immediately returned to his farm in Iowa to go into active train ing for the matches, all three of which will be within 90 days of each other. Gotch has assembled his old corps of trainers on the farm. It is said that he started training by husk ing a big crop of corn whjch he had grown during the year. Corn husking is at least better than fishing and nunung as a training stunt. Ana Gotch is only Tislng that as a prelimi nary stunt He will get down to real wo;k in 'ample time to be in the pink, of condition when he enters the contest. Monagnan Tninks Willard Will Win -:Jj:- -:fl:-r -:TJ: -:n,:- -:JI:- He Knoys How Jonnsjpn Fig'kts, Too By ftEX" O'ROURKE, WiUard's Training Partner. WILLARD'q TKAINING CAM-, near Bt Pas. Feb. 19. The three round setto between Wil lard and Walter Monaghan during the daily workout is of more than usual Interest on account of the similarity in style of boxing of Monaghan and Jack Johnson. To begin with, it would be .hard to find a man more nearly the" -size of the negro Monaghan is an inch taller, has a little longer reach and is five or six pounds lighter. The general build and development is practically the same. Monaghan is only 27 years old. but enjoys the reputation of being one of the best trainers in the states. He taught Luther McCarty some of his best blows and trained him for his fights with Al Kauffman, Jim Flynn and Al Palzer. He trained Johnson for several of his late . battles, including the Jeffries fight, and traveled over the states with ihe champion for nearly a year, giving exhibitions. Johnnon Known Monaghan. Monaghan made such a remarkable showing with Johnson that the negro himself offered to back him against any man in the world for a $10,000 side bet, posting the money with a Chicago bank. He has had in all IS fights and won all but two. It was partly because of Walter's knowledge of Johnson's tactics that manager Jones engaged him to assist in training Willard. The three round special exhibition between Walter and Jesse, which was run off for the benefit of the officers of the Juarez Jockey club, was as in teresting as most real fights. Willard led off with a stinging left, which landed clean and roused the Irishman's fighting blood. When Walter gets hit, he sure can fight. He tore into the big fellow for the rest of the round without a letup. , Jesse Keeps Ills Smile. Jesse never lost his smile and con tented himself with, brushing aside the flying fists or sidestepping the worst ones. Willard is as cool as they come, when under fire. He stands straight up, blocking with his right, his left drawn back ready to hook into an opening. Several times Monaghan tried to land the famous "Johnson" uppercut missing each time by at least sfx inches, willard is so tall and keeps his eh In drawn in so close that it is al most impossible to land an effective uppercut. During the entire round, Monaghan connected Just six blows; three left hooks to the body, two right crosses to the head and one straight left to tjie face. Willard did not use his right for hitting, but landed about 20 times with his left, mostly to the face, opening up an old cut, which added to the businesslike aspect of the bout. Monaghan On Defensive. Taking the defensive, in the second round, Monaghan succeeded in keeping out of reach for a short time, but Jesse maneuvered him into a corner and landed a number of hard lefts before he escaped. On one occasion as Walter attempted to duck out under a left, he ran into one of Willard's unique right cross uppercut and was nearly knocked out of the ring. The last half of the second and the entire third were very fast, both of them standing toe to toe and hitting hard. About two minutes alter the start of tho tmrd, Willard unlimbered his long right for the first time and drove Monaghan clear aeross tha ring. Jones, thinking he was hurt, cut the round short, but Walter came back as full of fight as ever. With regulation gloves It would have been a clean knockout Willard seldom takes a chance with his right in practice. A few days ago he landed it on one of his sparring part ners and knocked him off the platform, taking ring ropes and all with him. Monaghan Believes in "VVIUard. Monaghan is in a position to compare the two men better than anyone and he sincerely believes that Willard will win. Ho figures the fight to last 30 rounds and that Jesse will -wear the negro out with his straight left He also asserts very emphatically that, regardless of which one is the more clever, Johnson never saw tho day he could knock the big Kansan down. Manager Jones, who has taken ev ery precaution to safeguard the health of the members of Camp Willard, was the first to meet with a serious injury. Ho was struck by a falling pole and had his scalp torn open for three inches. He is an ex-all-round athlete and big game hunter and refuses to let a bro ken head worry him. xex u uourK6. M'ELDSKEY TELLS BASEBALL PLAKS Action on League Is De ferred, Owing to Absence of Important Fans. Counter attractions had a serious ef fect on the attendance at the baseball meeting held at tho chamber of com merce Thursday evening. It was felt that no definite action should be taken, owing to tho absence of several fans who had promised the movement their support but were detained elsewhere for the evening. John J. McCloskey promoter of tho league, made a short talk on the proposed league and con vinced all his hearers as to the feasi bility of his proposition. McCloskey believes that if a start be made this seasdri with six clubs in the vicinity of El Paso, it will be possible to arrange an eight club circuit for 1916, having four clubs in the south and four in the north. Under the protection of the Natinoal Association of Professional Baseball leagues, it will be possible to guarantee "quality" baseball and the fans can be assured that the erratic ups and downs of independent baseball will not be wit nessed In the new league. The league presidency will likely be offered to a lo cal business man. It is desired that the president 'be a man of standing and one who will enforce any rulings he may make. It is likely that the pres ident will be given a secretary to look after the detail work, figure out aver ages, etc , Knows of 70 Available Men. There will be no scarcity of players. Tho promoter states that he has al ready heard from over 70 men who are looking for berths in the league. Pick ing the teams will be left, however, to the various managers. The managerial reins will be in the hands or competent men. McCloskey will look after the El Paso club and insists that he must have a team that will be one-two-three all season. Billy Quigley, a California youngster who was with the Regina club in the Western - Canada league last year, will likely be given a berth as manager at Tucson. Billy Callaghan, the former big league pitcher, is now in" Phoenix and likely to handle that club. Two Mnnautra Keeded. Ward Isbell is already looking out for the interests of Albuquerque. This will leave two vacancies, Globe and Sil ver City. Last night McCloskey sent a hurryup wire to Bill Hurley, former big leaguer and later manager of Seat tle, Calgary and Saskatoon clubs. Bill has a reputation of putting over win ners and has landed two pennants for xne aasKatoon club in the last two years. The Western Canada league is laying off for a season and McCloskey hopes to get Bill's services. He is prob ably the most aggressive of the pro posed managers and a scrapper for his right3 from the word "go." Hurley is on a homestead in western Canada, about 40 miles from a railroad at pres ent, and it will take four or five days to get an answer from him. If he comes south it is likely he will bring along most of the men from his cham pionship team of last season. Would Play Klve Months. Negotiations for the El Paso park at the head of Mesa street are progress ing and McCloskey hepee to be able to let the contract for fixing up the grounds within the next week. The proposal is to open the season on April 16 and close September 16, giving a five months' season and a schedule of about 154 games. JUDGE IS IN AN AWFUL FIX i BY TAD Copyrights 1915, International Nem Service. T iawOl2 "'J I-"" "N i ""- ' - l-ftT-WAS THgVQKg A oH Oi i - I -UClCl"" " "y ujHpt AK.E VOO ) ' . loPrWVJlPF- .JHeOA. I I WiLt.5HE.Tj s s' 3-roPPAJO pox.- , , bkJ.ic no Tvte coney V yy .'M wwi avwB- , frSw"-) vmo fle -o -T p"z- -ffifci. ( AirtieJ vut'i-- WrW AfA I HEP' (t ? P-SeFH ) "3 JIT 7Hf jm "Gunboat" As Substitute? No, Curley S: ::- :j: -.j- ::- Savage Starts Workouts Witk Willard Managing Vitn tke Second Guess BY BILIl? EVASS Written Especially for This Paper by the Famous American League Umpire. BECAUSE DANNT MURPHY had made a pretty catch of a fly ball and followed it up by a fine throw to the plate, which arrived just too late to get the runner, he was the man blamed for the loss of the fifth game or the 1911 world's series. The im mense crowd which saw the game at SUITS AND OVERCOATS At y Price The $15 Clothes Shop VI holrsalc anil lletnil 107 San Antonio Street IIAIUIIS KRITl'i', Proprietor. the Polo grounds that afternoon filed put of the stadium positive that a "bone" on the part of Murphy had made the victory of the Giants pos sible. The Giant fans chuckled with glee, the Philly rooters gnashed their teeth and said all kinds of things about Mr Daniel Jturphy. A good many of the fans also be lieved that Connie Mack had greatly aided the Giants. It was evident from his actions that Mack was allowing Coombs to continue to pitch when he should have been derricked. The fact that Mack twice delayed the game and sent a player messenger out to talk to Coombs was proof of that fact For one of the few times in his managerial career, he allowed his great regard for the player's gamencss and earnestness to overcome his better judgment. Mack admitted after the game that he had hated to remove Coombs because that pitcher had been so valuable to him m so many ways, and because Coombs kept on insisting that he was all right Mack Finally Substituted CoomK The following morning a number of Papers credited the victory to Mur phy's bone. The play which brought Murphy into the spot light' and gained tor him n lot iinAOA....j nappened m this manner. The Giants, I . .. '"uui inning raiij, nau scored two runs and tied up the game. Mack, who for three innings had hesitated about removing Coombs, finally did so, sending Plank in to pittch the last half of the tenth. Doyle, after getting two strikes, poked a short fly to left field which fell safe, and which he turned into a double by fast sprinting and a good slide. Snodgrass bunted toward third base to advance Doyle. It was an easy out at first, but Plank elected to try for Doyle at third, that player beating the throw, both runners being safe. Murray, who had struck out three tiroes during the game, again failed, sejnding a short fly to Murphy, on whlch neither runner tried to ad vance. Merkle, after getting two strikes, hit a fly ball to right field, close to the stands. It was not a long hit, but because of the peculiar ar rangement of the stands at the Polo grounds. It was certain that Murphy would have a hard throw to make, as tne nan wouia arive him close to the stand. It Looked I'oul. I was sitting in the press box watch ing the game. From there it seemed certain that the ball would go foul by a foot. Every one figured the ball would be foul, and that Murphy would wisely let It drop. When Murphy made the catch, the angle on the play, as seen from the press stand, made it seem that Murphy had pulled a prize "bone," because Doyle easily beat his throw to the plate after the catch, scoring the winning run of the game. Ball Was Ilrally Fnlr. Gotham fans were enjoying a huge joke at Murphy's expense. I knew Danny was a bright player, so I thought that possibly he had made the right play. After the game I dropped around to the dressing room of the umpires. The field umpire, who was standing within a few yards of Murphy when he made the catch, said the ball would have been fair a foot had Mur phy allowed it to drop safe. Instead of having pulled a bone, Murbhy made a good play, the only one possible. He knew the ball was fair, he realized that his only chance was to make the catch and try for the play at the plate. Had Murphy taken a chance and let the ball drop without making an effort, and it f - II safe, a "bone" could certainly have been charged to Murphy, for he would then have failed to take advantage of his one and only chance. Murphy, instead of drawing censure for the play in that important game, should have been praised. What, do you think about it? (Copyright, 1915, by the Wheeler Syn dicate, Inc.) TIM BUCKLEr, manager of "Gun- Jboat" Smith, former "white hope" champion, says Jack Curley has guaranteed expenses for the "Gunboat" to come here and act as a substitute for Jack Johnson agaln3t Jess Willard in case the big negro fails to arrive in time for' the bout on March 6. "Nothing to it," is the way that Curley dismisses the whole matter. Carl Morris, after winning a ten round decision .over Al Norton at Kan sas City the other night, announced he would keep in training so that he could come to Juarez it neeaea. "We've heard that, too," was all the comment that was made at the Willard -Johnson fight. b,eadqatters. "I'm eiimitihg a wire right now from Johnson," said Curley. "He was within 1000 miles of El Paso four days ago. His progress is not very rapid, but he may be here in the next 4S hours. He will positively be here by next Monday." Willard took his weekly holiday Thursday. He spent a part of the day in El Paso, meeting many friends who have come here from the east to watch the final training preparations for the big bout Jesse looks in good condition and seems to be quite confident. Jim Savage, the Jfew Tork heavy weight, will start working with Willard this afternoon. Savage weighs around 230 pounds, so he will be able to rough it with the ex-cowboy. Ed. W. Smith, of the Chicago Ameri can, recognized as one of the leaders of fistic writers since the death of "Dad" Naughton, will be here within the next couple of days. El Paso fight fans are keeping .close tab on all the "white hopes" these days and the announcement -that Dr. B. F. Holler, the Seattle physician-wrestler, would make his "Initial" appearance in the ring against Joe Bonds, of Tacoma, at Spokane, caused some comment Thursday. The "initial" part of it is all wrong for "Doc" donned the mitts as Altg age as 1009. One of his "bouts" causing either Willard or Johnson any worry. Wrestlers seldom make good boxers. Trank Gotch tried rt Just once a few years ago, when he "fought" Boomer Weeks in Spokane. Those who witnessed the clash still smile when they think of it. Packey McFarland, who still hurls a few challenges at Freddie Welsh, "thinks he can easilv get down to 142 'pounds for his bout with Mike Gib bons, according to a Milwaukee paper Packey seems pretty husky for a "lightweight," Ban Johnson declares there isn't the ghost of a chance for the Pacific Coast Let Us' Make Your Spring Suit "We are sure Ave can please you, for Ave have now on display hundreds of the newest weaves and patterns for Spring and Summer. Every fabric that is stylish and every coloring that will be worn during the com ing season. Come in tomorrow and see them? You are sure tp"find just the patterns you want and we can make it in just the stvle vou prefer. OUR SUITS FIT AND SATISFY league to get a major rating. Ban must have seen some of the games on the coast. John J. McCloskey, the moving spirit in the new baseball league for this dis trict, is one of the strongest boosters for HI Paso anywhere. "Honest John" mistook a reporter Thursday for a prospective franchise owner in the league, and before the scribe could make his innocent intentions known. John had him before an old photo of El Paso in 1S83 and was comparing the town of that time with the city of to day. Say, he's got a line of boost stuff that the chamber of commerce should grab off. S league, a salary limit of $1200 a month and a player limit of 12, the new baseball league should prove a financial success. Of course, you can't expect to see a lot of stars from the big leagues, but there are plenty of leppery youngsters who would grab at a chance to get into this circuit and that is what the fans really want as the youngsters put ginger into a game and make mora excitement than tb veterans. 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