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TUESDAY, JULY 8, Hit.
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PAGE tLEV&N.
CHICKS OPEN FOR THREE GAMES WITH NASHVILLE
CHICKS DROP BOTH
L
Tiny Goodbred Loses First
Decision, While Foster Goes
Down in Second Tribe
Plays Miserable Baseball.
BY BOB PIGUE.
AMMY STRANG'S Chatta
nooga Lookouts showed a
puiu'h like that of Jack
Dempspy in" Monday's dou
ble affair at Kusswood, and
gae the Chicks a twin
heating; bffore a good week
day congregation of bugs
who had assembled in tne
beiief that the Chicks would have an
easy time taking the measure of the
'hattanoogans. who, hy the way, are
the tailenders at present.
The opening affair went the full nine
rounds, while the wlndup contest trav
eled to the seventh, where it was halt
ed, much to the relief of the fans In
the stands, who are far from gluttons
for punishment. l'addy Lohman and
Rube Marshall pitched the Lookouts to
victory in the two affairs, while Tiny
Goodbred and Eddie Foster get credit
In the lost column. Both games were
frazzled affairs, with poor baseball
sharing honors with poor umpiring.
Vmpire (?) Shibley, or rather alleged
Vmpire Shibley, had a big part In losing
the first game for the Chicks, giving
several putrid decisions.
Lou Christenbury, Chick shortBtnlth,
gave vent to a two-base wild heave In
the ninth frame of the first game which
cost the winning run. The. two clubs
entered the ninth with the score stand
ing 2-2. Griffith, Chattanooga out
fielder, hit a hopper to Chris, who
threw the pill about 20 feet over Grif
fin's head, Griffith taking second. Nl
derkorn put Griffith on third with a
sacrifice, and Kelly came through with
a single to right, which brought Griff
over with the winning run. In the
ninth for Memphis, Dixie Carroll was
called out by alleged Umpire Shibley on
strikes, despite the fact that one of
the pitches he culled a strike was a
mile outside.
The Lookouts got out In front early
and in the second Inning scored a run.
With one gone, Manda made a bail
throw to first on Demoe's grounder,
emoe taking second, and scoring on
Griffith's single to center. In the third
Lohman was safe on Christenbury's
mmoie and Gleason, after vainly try
lng to sacrifice, singled to right, Loh
man taking second. Graff bunted the
two ( hattanoogans up a notch and Nci
derkorn scored Lohman with a single.
The Lookouts were easy until the
ninth, when Christenbury's error gave
them the game.
The Tribe tied the score in the third.
With one gone, Bischoff hit a grounder
iu uieason ami iook tnii'a wnen Liieason
threw the ball over first base. Oood
bred whiffed and Christenbury tripled
to right, Bischoff soring. Christen
bury scored on Barger's single to right
The Chicks threatened several times
during the latter rounds, but were un
able to score on Lohman.
Second Game.
In the second affair the Lookouts
nuncned hits off Foster in the fifth and
sixth innings, scoring two runs in each
round, more than enough to win.
Nothing of interest happened till the
fifth, when Anderson singled to center
ana was loreed at second by Kelly.
Marshall whiffed and Gleason singled
to right, Kelly taking second, Olauon
stole second. Graff singled to center
ana ivelly and Gleason reg Htered. In
the sixth Bratchi singled off Manda's
shins, and JJemoe fouled out to Griffin
Griffith was tossed out by Lewis. An
derson singled to left, scorinir Bratchi
Kelly's double to right scored Ander
son. The Tribe had a tough time with
Hube Marshall. In the seventh the only
run the locals managed to get off Ilube
was coined. Manda lifted to Griffith
ana ciscnoit singled otf ivmoe. Can-
avan tiaued lor Foster and hoisted t
Bratchi. Christenbury doubled to right
center and Barger singled to center
Bischoff scoring. Carroll was tossed
out ny uieason to end the game.
There was a good Monday crowd in
U1Q fliunus.
PELS AGAIN IN LEAD.
Thn New Di-leano Dllp.n. u.-t.
. - . .. ..... 1 1 1 1, vcill DUCK
Into the lead In the Southern league
Monday by trimming the Crackers,
while the Little Rock Travelers were
bowing to the Nashville Vols. Boone
pitched for Atlanta and went well un
til the fifth, when he weakened. Suggs
rescued Boone in the eighth when the
bombardment became too warm Red
Torkelson pitched for the Pels.
Shortstop Distel. of the Travelers
pave the Nashville Vols the necessary
run to win over the Little Rockers
Monday when he made a wild throw to
first in an attempt to complete a
double play, enabling Meyer to score
Gus Helfrich and Lee Stone both
pitched good ball, ullowlng but five
blows each.
GUY COMEsTbACK.
Guy Tutwelier. Mobile outfielder, who
has been In the bigger game Over
There, Joined the Bears Monday and
It was his single in the sixth that beat
the Birmingham Barons. Guy's wallop
sent two runs over, and this palr
proyed the ones needed to win. Bill
fli'lSi f J? "A0"- rk.. Pitched for
Mobile, while Cofflndaffer and Slap.
rn.
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jfc W Licensed Pawnbroker, lends
w money on everything of
value Oldest and best known place In
the city. Have been for over 26 years
pt same stand
108 BEALE AVE.
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SPEAKING OF QUICK KNOCKOUTS
FIRST GAME.
CHATTANOOGA.
AB. R. H. PO. A E
Gleason. 2b S n t 2 1 1
Graff. Sb S 0 0 1 1 0
N'elderkorn, c 3 0 n S I 0
Bratchi, If 4 0 0 2 I 0
Demo, ss 4 1 0 4 5 0
Griffith, cr 4 1 3 S 0
Anderson, lb 4 0 8 10 0 0
Kllv, rf 4 9 1 0 0 0
Lohman, p 4 I 0 0 2 0
Totals J3 J 4 IT II 1
MEMPHIS.
AB. R. H. PO. A. E.
Christenbury, ss. . 4 1 2 2 5 2
Rarger. rf 4 0 1 I 0 0
Carroll, cf 4 0 2 I 1 0
Griffin, lb 4 0 n 7 1 1
Lewis, 2b 4 0 1 5 1 0
High, If 2 0 1 2 0 0
Manda, 3b 3 0 1 2 3 0
Bischoff. c 3 1 1 4 f 1
Goodbred, p 3 0 0 1 S 1
Totals 31 2 S 27 ID 6
Barger out, Interference by Chris
tenbury. Bv innings:
Chattanooga 0 1100000 13
Memphis 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 02
Summarr: Two-base hits Griffith,
Bischoff. Three-base hit Christenbury.
Sacrifice hits Anderson. Manda. Double
play Lewis to Christenbury to Griffin
Stolen base Gleason. Bases on balls
off Lohman I, off Goodbred 2. Time
1:50. Umpires Shibley and l'tenninger.
nicks (what a mouthfull) propelled for
Birmingham.
'II... Dnalnn H(IT Vftn t WO MIT1M
frnm the Philademhia Athletics Mon
day 2-0 and 6-4. The Sox had it all
nvor tho lowlv Macks in every depart
ment of the game.
YANKS RALLY IN NINTH.
The New York Yanks took the Wssh.
Ington Senators 3 to 2 Monday by scor
ing three runs In the ninth.. Val Plcl
nlch, ex-Cracker catcher, hit s home
run for Washington.. Muddy Ruel, ex
Chlck catcher, got In the gams In the
final rounds.
Kddio Cicotte held Detroit safely
while Chicago bunched hits off Howard
Ehmke and the White Sox won 8 to
3. A freak double play featured the
contest. With Jones, on first base,
StAnage hit a swift grounder through
the pitcher's box. The ball struck
the second base and bounced into Ed
die Collins' paws. Eddie tossed to
Weaver in time to force .Tones at sec
ond and Stanage was doubled at first.
The St. Louis Browns made it three
straight over Cleveland by winning
Monday. In the tenth Jimmy Austin
tripled and Coveleskle let loose a. wild
pitch, Jeems scoring the winning run.
GIANTS BAOFON TOP.
The New York Giants went Into the
tenth round to score Its fifth consecu
tive victory over the Phillies. The
Glsnts won both ends of a double
header, taking the first 10 to 5 end the
second 7 to 2. Both games were slug
ging matches. The Giants returned
to first place which was tsken by Cln.
clnnati Sunday.
Thirty-one base hits were secured
by the St. Louis Cards and Pittsburgh
I'l. ....... l. .,,....- I-. . I..II
i.i.'iiunj in n. oiUKKUig OHII
came, the Pirates winning 14 to 9. The
1 . ' i.iii.ii." umru mill piic.ners, wniie
Mayer pitched all the way for the
1'ittsburghers.
H
OWTHEYi
SOUTHERN LEAGUE.
I . If
Team. Won. Lost. Pet. Win. Lose.
New Orleans. ,,3S 26 .504 .600 .68.1
Little Rock ..37 27 .578 .685 .669
Mobile 35 33 .516 .522 .607
Atlanta 35 34 .607 .614 .600
Birmingham .32 37 .464 .471 .457
Nashville 32 38 .457 .465 .461
MEMPHIS ...30 40 .429 .437 .423
Chattanooga .31 43 .419 .427 .413
NATIONAL LEAGUE.
Team. Won. Lost. Pet
New York 42 21 .66'
Cincinnati 44 23 .66
Chicago 37 31 .644
Brooklyn 34 32 .51
Pittsburgh 35 33 .61
St. Louis 27 40 .403
Boston 24 38 .38
Philadelphia 18 43 .295
AMERICAN LEAGUE.
Team. Won. Lost. Pet.
New York 40 22 .64.'.
Chicago 41 25 .621
Cleveland 38 29 .654
St. Louis 32 31 .60S
Detroit 32 32 .600
Boston 30 34 .461
Washington 28 38 .424
Philadelphia 17 45 .274
WESTERN LEAGUE.
Oklahoma City 34 25 .676
Innlin 31 29 .51
ninaha 32 5o .516
St. Joseph 29 28 .609
Tulsa 32 33 .492
Des Moines 28 31 .475
Sioux City 27 31 .466
Wichita 28 34 .45
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION.
St Paul 9 23 .629
Louisville 40 26 .606
Indianapolis 36 .10 .645
Kansas City 32 30 .616
Columbus 31 30 .60S
Minneapolis 28 32 .467
Milwaukee 26 38 .40(1
Toledo 20 -317
SOUTH ATLANTIC LEAGUE.
Team Won. Lost. Pet.
Charleston 27 14 .669
Columbia 26 17 .605
Charlotte 23 18 .561
Greenville 23 19 .548
Migusta 16 22 .421
gpartanburg 9 34 .209
fenvn game.
CHATTANOOGA,
AB It. H. TO A E.
Gleason. 2b 4 1 1 2 5 d
Graff, 3b 4 0 1 o n o
Noiderkorn, c . 4 0 1 4 0 0
Bratchi, If 2 1 0 f n o
Pemoe. s 3 o 1 e 3 g
Griffith, cf 2 n 0 2 0 0
Anderson, lb 3 2 2 S 0 0
Kelly, rf I 0 1 n a 0
Marshall, p 3 0 0 0 1 n
Totals 23 4 7 21 9 0
MEMPHIS.
AB. R. H. PO. A. E
Christenburv, ss. .. .1 0 2 v 1 0
Barger. rf 3 0 1 0 0 0
Carroll, cf 4 0 2 s 0 0
Griffin, lb 3 0 S 6 0 0
Lewis, 2b 2 0 1 1 3 0
High. If 2 0 0 0 0 0
Manda. lb I 0 0 0 0
Bischoff, c 3 1 1 3 1 1
Foster, p 1 0 0 0 0 0
Canavan 1 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 25 1 7 11 I 3
Seven Innings by agreement.
Hit for Foster In seventh
tiv innings.
Chattanooga 0 0002 2 04
Memphis 0 0 0 0 0 0 11
Summarv: Two-base hits Kelly.
Christenbury. Sacrifice hits Griffith.
Barger. Douhle plays Demoe to Glea
son to Anderson; High to Foster to
B'schoff. Stolen bases Gleason. N'el
derkorn. Bases on balls Off Marshall
4. off Foster 1 Struck out Bv Marshall
4, by Foster 1, Time 1:25. Umpires
Pfetintnger and Shibley.
TOTING
i
BOB PIGOE
UESDAY
brsnd new
Tribesman, Bud Mercer by
name, who halls from Ps
ducah, Ky., from whence
Dixie Carroll and George
Block come, will join the
the Chicks In Nashville,
and will probably be In
the ooener between the
Vols and Chicks. Mercer is an Inflelder
and usually plays at short or second
base. It Is more then likely that Bud
will be used at short and that Lou
Christenbury will be returned to the
outfield, replacing Chief Cy Barger,
who will again become a pitcher. Cy
has been filling In at right field for the
past several names.
Christenbury has already convinced
ever ran in Memphis as well as the
Memphis officials that he Is not an In.
fielder, and when he Is In the Infield,
there Is slways a gaping hole, as was
In evidence Monday, when Chattanooga
won two games from Memphis, the first
one entirely on errors by the Memphis
Infield.
The acquisition of Mercer Is expected
to prove valuable to the Tribe, and with
Christenbury back in the outfield and
with the club getting Cy Barger's
pitching, the local stock should take a
brace.
A message from Block stated that
Skin Griffin, another ball player sought
by Block on his trip to Paducah, has
Just arrived in the United States from
overseas, and would probably Join the
Tribe as soon as he got his discharge.
WORSE AND WORSE.
In the first Memphis-Chattanooga
game' the Tribe erred three times. Kach
time an error was made a run resulted.
Three runs were sufficient to win the
ball game, as the Tribe could only get
to Paddy Lohman for two runs.
Carl Manda contributed a boot In
the second inning which cost a run. Lou
HOW HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE
DESCENDED TO DEMPSEY.
HEAVYWEIGHT CLASS.
Tenure
Katne. of title. Years.
Tom Hyer 1841-1849 8
Yankee Sullivan 1 849-1 8,'3 4
John Morrlssey 1853-1857 4
John C. Heenan 1857-188,1 6
Joe Cohurn 1863-1865 2
James Dunn 1865-1866 1
Mike McCool 1866-1869 .'1
Tom Allen 1869-1876 7
Joe Gosh 1876-1880 4
Paddv Ryan 1880-1882 2
John I,. Sullivan 1882-1892 10
James J. Corbett 1892-1897 5
Robert Fltzsimmons.. 1897-1899 2
James J. Jeffries ...1899-1906 7
Tommy Burns 1907-1908 1
Jack Johnson 1908-1916 7
Jess Wlllard 1915-1919 4
Jack Dempsey 1919-
World's champion.
Christenbury booted Lohman safely In
the third and Lohman eventually
acored. In the ninth Christenbury
heaved the ball over first base on Grif
fith's easy grounder and Griffith regis
tered the winning run.
There were any number of fans in
the stands Monday who said. "Never
again." With such a brand of ball be
ing played, it is hard to blame them.
HE WHO GUFFAWS LAST.
Jess Wlllard, the deposed heavy
weight champion, had a big laugh be
fore he met Jack Dempsey, because
Jess figured Dempsey the greatest set
up of his career. Listen to this hy
Wlllard, which the big boy gave out
before he met the human buzz saw:
"Some paper had a note in it the
other day to the effect that Jack
Kearns was afraid that I wouldn't show
up on the Fourth.
"Say, the funny part of it all Is that
I'm wondering whether Kearns and
Dempsey will be there. You know, I've,
laughed myself to sleep at night think
ing of Kearns' ga.ll. The idea of him
even thinking that Dempsey has a
chance with me.
"I think it's the biggest set-up since
Corbett beat Mitchell. Can't under
stand why people bet on Dempsey. He's
a good little fellow, hut gosh! what
chance has he with a big man like m?
I'm afraid 1 might hurt the young fel
low. Honest to goodness, 1 am. Win.
he's only a little bit bigger than Joe
Chip."
Wonder how thlR sounds to Mr, Wll
lard today.
.
One of the reasons that liempsev
kicked the big hulk into the rosin was
that Jess figured Jack didn't have a
chance to bowl him over.
SULLIVAN SUSPENDED.
Joe Sullivan, Memphis inflelder, ha'
beam suspended for leaving the club
without permission.
Tex Rickard says he will clear only
about $100,000 out of the Dempsey. Wll
lard heavyweight bout. Pretty punk for
only two or three months' work. These
boxing promoters are certainly a poorly
paid lot. '
Fight Fan lim Jeffries fought Jack
Johnson on July 4, 1910 at Reno, Nev.
a
There's more than one sucker being
horn every minute these days In fai t,
it seems that twins and triplets are
making their appearance. In Toledo
Friday there were any number of fight
fans who showed up with fake ducata
thai had been sold them in Toledo hy
crooks.
m
WILL FIGHT ANYBODY.
Jack Demptey, the new heavyweight
champion, says he will fight anybody,
regard less of creed, color or prevloue
condition or aervitude. He ban nobody
anywhere, any time or under any en
cumstancea. They don't grow too big
or too rugged for the new champion
according to hla own admission.
This is the variety of man who now
wears tha heavyweight crown. Quite
different from the one who only re
cently re'.nquished it
Pal Moore-Jimmy Wilde
Bout Next Big A ttraction
e
Premier Bantam Will Go Up Against British Flyweight in
London on Thursday, July 17 Both Training.
BY BOB PIQUE
w
I t h the Dampoty-
Wlllsrd thinu having
wished by. th road ii
clear and the green
lights are shining for
the next big fistic at
traction, which will be
the 10-round battle be
tween Tal Moure, of
Memphis, the legitimate king of the
bantamweights, and Jimmy Wilde.
British flyweight champion, which will
be staged In London on Thursday.
July 17
Although the contest Is to be staged
on the other side of ihe water, there
Is a tremendous Interest In the 1'nited
States, and especially In the Sou'h. and
very naturslly In Memphis, which is
Moore' I home, where he was born and
reared, atid where he got his first start
toward the pugilistic peak he now oc
cupies Moore and his manager. Nate
Lewis, arrived overseas some tlnie ago.
and Pal has been in hard training since
that time in anticipation of his meet
ing with Wilde, who is recognized as
the premier flyweight of ilreat Britain.
The winner of the approaching battle
wili be matched with Pete Herman,
bantam champion, for the champion
ship of the world, providing Herman
wins over Karl Puryear in Tulsa. Okla ,
on Labor day. whan Puryear and Her
man will meet at John Relator s' cluh In
s 1'0-round engagement for the cham
pionship. A referee's decision will be
given. In case Puryear wins over Her
man, he will draw the winner of the
Moore-Wilde bout In London. Wilde Is
planning to come to the I'nlted States
this fall and meet all of the leading
battlers of the baby brigade
Moore the Favorite.
That 1'al Moore will enter the ring
against Wilde the favorite In the bet
ting among those who will wager their
money impartially and because they
think he will win is n certainty. There
are several reasons why Moore should
he the favorite, chief of which Is that
Pal won a referee's decision oyer Wilde
during the allied boxing tournament In
London some time ago, decisively win
ning over the Briton and receiving the
decision from a Brillsh referee. Moor"
ha-s met every bantam in the country,
and he polished off Wilde with the
same neatness and dispatch that has
Attaboy
II tj Coxjle
THIS ttKABMNK THAT NEVEH I Vhl S.
There's "Dempsey Flattens Wlllard"
On the sporting page today.
And 'Wilson Dorks at 3 O'clock
In Most Auspicious Way."
Ah, these aro newer babies,
Unlike the older gag
Like "Red McDermott Injured
While Sliding to the Uag."
For Instance, there's the story
Of the milk row and th strike;
The "34" is ready for
Us oceanic hike.
But though we get
For topics of the day.
We never lose "McDermott
Is Injured in the Fray."
The sailor and the doughboy
Have had their fleeting spell;
A York disturbed the telegraph
And started raising h 1.
But vanished are tho flashes
Beyond the human ken
When here we greet the headline:
"McDermott Hurt Again."
THE H1STOHY OF RED.
Without a doubt Frank Aloysius McDermott Is the most fragile
piece of baseball bric-a-brnc (hat ever played Ihe game, a short his
tory of his spectacular career will back up the statement:
He waB having a good season with Providence as far hack as 101.'!
when he went to the Tigers and
hernia for a change that winter.
he sprained an ankle, injured his side and damaged hla hand, not to
mention sustaining several cuts from rival spikes that failed to drive
him from the bag.
In 1915, under Bris Lord, he
before, with this exception- instead of injuring his side, he nearlv
broke a leg. First of all. his font
right in the way when Mary Calhoun's bat slipped from his hands In
practice. Red was preparing to open the hitting for the Chicks when
the bludgeon came roaring through the air. missed Lord and struck
Ked on the ankle. That night he was sent home with a bad smashirp
From Memphis he went to Richmond, but failed to shake his luck.
Fate evidently had him marked from the start; he was one down all
the way. When Billy Smith left Virginia for Shreveport Red went with
him, taking along bis edge on Fate.
It is no strange thing to pick up a paper and read where McDer
mott is broken beyond repair. If lied could only step out and break
his neck he would save himself great pain and trouble. But it seems
that the best he can do is crack a leg or sprain an anlde
RACING IX MEMPHIS.
The great revival of Interest in
played Friday at the Fairgrounds, means that the Tri-State Driving club
Is pointed toward the brig nest year in history.
So great was the crowd that attended the annual feature bill that
many slid back in memory to the historic days of Montgomery park,
when the sport of kings was in its prime and glory.
When the warring factions merged several weeks ago. thereby
forming the Tri-State Driving club, the combined talent of both organi
zations was thrown together, assuring healthy fields for the entire sum
mer. More than that, the clean atmosphere surrounding these weekly
matinees has been so refreshing as to draw from other sports a part of
their following. Sport and money linve been so closely linked of late
years that the one has been Inseparable from the other And ns a re
sult, sport has lost a part of its glimmer and its power to lure the hug
has faded. The answer, of course, lies in the fact that too much finance
has choked the golden goose.
At the fairgrounds the driving club stages a weekly matinee, for
sport's sake only. Only once during the season Is there n tax at the
gate and that is for the Fourth of July card. Every other week a bill
is run off with five to six races, plus a jazz band, and the gates are wide
open. The owners and drivers are prominent business men of the city
contesting for recreation alone.
What more could be said of so clean an industry? With n clean
slate for in years, there is no reason why the eleventh season should not
be the best tn history.
If you think that harsh things have been printed In these columns
concerning Jack Dempsey and his failure tn enlls!, von may inspect the
following from Grantland Rice in the New York Tribune:
"And so, as Willard at 38 passes out, Dempsey at 24 be
comes champion of the world. The champion boxer not the
champion fighter. For it would be an insult to every dough
boy that took his heavy pack through the mules' train' to front
line trenches to go over the top at dawn to refer to Dempsey as
a fighting man. If he hnd been a fighting man he would liave
been in khaki when at 22 he had no other responsibility in the
world except to protect his own hide.
Marvel of the Itlng.
"So let us have no Illusions about our new heavyweight
champion. He is a marvel In the ring, the greatest boxing or
the greatest hitting machine even the old-timers have ,.Ver Btni.
"But he Isn't the world's champion fighter. Not hy a mar
gin of 50, 000. 000 men who either stood or were leady to stand
the test of e Id steel and exploding shell for anything from six
cents to a dollar a day.
"It would be an insult to every young American who sleena
today from Flanders to Ixrralne, from the Somrae to the Ar
gonne. to crown Dempsey with any laurels built of fighting
courage
"He missed the big chance of his life to provo his own
manhood before his own soul hut beyond that he Rlsnds to
day as the ring marvel of the century, a puncher who will be
unbeatable as long as he desires to stay off tho primrose way
and maintain the wonderful) vitality of a wonderful human
aystem."
niHili him thr most fparfd of U thr
smaller uladlators Tal 9AA before h
stilled for London t hat he was con
fident of outpointing Wilde sufficiently
In their approMchina; 20-round mill to
win the decision, mid that h wouldn't
ba surprised if he slipped over tt knock
out on the clever youne: Britisher
Moore in not underrating Wilde, for
he arives htm credit for etns; one of Ihe
hardest punchrrs of the smaller flock.
i1hu poHsessiiiK Unuatiad rinn cleverness
Bnd footwork Va says Wilde is far
from a setup for anvbody. but that he
has sufficient confidence in hi own
ability to feel that he will be returned
the victor when the l?0-rounds have leeu
untround in London July 17. Moore
says he has me' several hoy wbo are
tougher than Wilde, anion; !hem belnn
the ban tain champion, Pete Herman.
On Moore's last neeting with Herman,
which took place in Memphis, Pal
locked Peter with everything; but the
bucket and gave him a lacinp such as
Herman bud m1 flr received during his
long career as btler.
Pal in Condition.
When Pal enters the Arena be will he
In wonderful shHpe to t ravel t top
speed in all of the 20 rounds. Mo.f
only reeentlv had bis tonsil removed
and be has entirely recovered and has
been picking up weight steadily He
will huve no trouble tn making 120
pounds, And be ll likelv enter the ring
at that figure. He always keens in ex
cellent trim and there's no fear on the
part of Pal's supper t era anil ndmlrers
that he will he reHily In every way
when the pong rings to ."tart the bat
tle Wilde will Rive away several pounds
to Moore when they clash, as Jimmy is
a flyweight. T'al has seldom met men
smaller than himself, and It will he in
teresting to watch bow he fares In be
ing the heavier. Wilde is unusuallv fust
and clever, and ha-s decisions over till
of Kurope's smaller maulers. His only
renl nethack since he started boxing
Ctme when Moore, who was then a
SAllor. went over to London and gave
him a good hound walloping in three
rounds.
The battle' is certain to prove u great
contest, as a 20-rounder between the
aniaTW fry of (be boxing game usually
proves.
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had appendicitis. He then took on a
In 1914 he came to Memphis, whero
repeated the same stunts of the year
was spiked, and in Mobile ho was
harness racing In Memphis, as dis
HAACK SAYS JESS
WAS NO! IN SHAPE
TO MEET DEMPSEY
Believes Willard Never Had a
Chance From the Start.
Bill Cleaned Up by Betting
on Dempsey.
BY COYLE SHEA.
Billy llaack. local promoter, rotumod
i" fttvmphta Tuesday from Toledo, U
where he at It at the crushing f
nriilard by Jick Dempsey, the new
title holder of the heavyweight di
vision in brief Haack'a views of the battle
aro hi follows Willard never bail u
peep in from the moment the match
was made; Dempsey should have won
In the first round and most of nil the
Kansan was tn very poor shape for a
KnielluiK l.attle As a result Haa. k
pulled down just a bit over J 1.700 in
cash
Tune up your ear tn this "When 1
first Kot Into Toledo I went around with
Jimmy Dlma, Billy McCamej and some
"ther experts, every one of whom ad
vised no' to het on Dempsev They
baaed their opinion on the fact that
Wlllard s leua would never hold up un
der the strain; so 1 went to It. hook,
lino nml ulnker
"When Willard entered the ring his
sKiu was soft and iDomrv ami In mv
opinion he was In very rugged condi
tion and entirely unfit to fees n ter
rific hitler Ilk,. Dempse When in
structions were being given by Ihe
referee we could see his heart beating
beneath the skin nd i figured nuiii
there thai ihe big stuf was frightened
to the core.
"There was n sickly ennle on hla face
so l shouted to Dempsey: 'Stay when
you hit that Hit guy don't knock him
imu inj iap, Knit the smile disappeared.
"Following the first real blow, when
Dempsey sunk a left a foot deep Into
hla stomach, I thought ha wouldn't last
a round and In my opinion he sliouldu'1
have gone an further.
"I held a slop watch on Wlllard
for Ihe first knockdown and count
ed li seconds while It e'er ee rec
ord counted ten. He was dropped
for the seventh time IS seconds
before the end of the round and
waa still down when the hell rang.
I'ecord awarded Ihe ficlil to Iiemn
aey and then helped carry Willard
to his corner. (following this a
loud debate opened und thay had
the deuce of a time getting things
patched up finally Dempsey was
brought hack Into the ting and the
right started again.
"When II was over and Wlllard had
lost he was like a hoop knocked oil -
tlrely out of his bean instead of go
Hlg to his dressing room he walked
OUI of the nienn with a big gang M
hlj heels palling him 'Yellow .' 'HI,;
stiff and 'Quitter.' lie was holding
his race In his hands and didn't know
whether he was lu Kansas, Ohio or
1 enio'sjwe.
"I don't think Dempeey will be beat
sn bj any heavy n th game unless
he dissipates. Ho has everything to
make a rPH champion Including tha
spirit and desire to battle Vou can'l
heat his combination. Memphis fans
at the ring. Including Jim Canale Aba
i-owm. Commissioner Uijiar, Lee Can,
Holmes, Gene Delmont, Louis Barrasso
and others, cleaned up on tho fight
DelSUr" 0t U' d0WB
deimont'returns.
tiene Delmont, Memphis lightweight
and recently discharged soldier of The
. B, i'.. returned Tuesday after stm,
Ping off at Toledo with Ulllv Haaili
and his brother, Louts llarraZ.
Delmont In undecided us to his' future,
but will probably continue In the boxing
as n s in tne heat shape of
eye on several
good matches.
Delmont was eliminated from the a
lv I' chainplonslili, 1 i i , i. , .,f to- ....
fusal to bog in Patterson, n Memphis
.......... . imy a private Is a
private, regardless of race, color or
creed, but when It came to meeting
dlnges in the ring Delmont couldn't
quite see It When he balked ho was
booted out of the tourney.
SOUTHERN LEAGUE.
Memphis at Nashville.
Atlanta at, New Orleans,
Birmingham at Mobile
Chattanooga at Little Rook,
AMERICAN LEAGUE.
No games scheduled
NATIONAL LEAGUE.
Pittsburgh at Brooklyn,
Cincinnati at Boston
Chicago at Philadelphia
fait. I... i, r. 111 New Voik
WIN -WISH LEAGUE.
Standing of Clubi.
Team. Won Lost. Pet
Winfrey 7 li r,:ls
Wlsharts 7 4ti2
Monday's Remits Hodoet Field.
W Infreys 1ft. Wlsharts 2,
The wlnfreys easily won the game
from the Wlsharts Monday afternoon
al Hodges field, score III tn 3 Manager
Winfrey hurled the game for the Wln
freys and held Hie Wlsharts at his
mercy throughout. Only four hits were
registered off of Winfrey, He also se
emed three tills out of four tries,
Manager Wishaii also fielded well.
TEXAS LEAGUE.
Team. Won. Lon. Pet.
Waco 4 1 .Sftit
Dallas 4 ' .1,87
Oalveetoii . . 4 2 .667
Beaumont 3 2 . won
Houston 3 :t .500
Shreveport 2 4 ,881
San Antonio 1 4 .oti
Kort Worth 1 4 .200
EARL ROACH.
Here Is outfielder Karl Reach, of the
Memphis tins and Electric team, who la
one of the mainstays of Manager M -
Dsrmotl In the matter o( "pinch hit
ting.' Roach baa been Instrumental In
changing tin. color of many a game for
Hie Cas team with his timely hitting
slid not alone does he confine his ef
forts to bitting, but haa proved to be u
good fielder and fair base runner.
WHERE THEY !
v
ll
Wip OEMPSEY DROPPED
SOUTHERN LEAGUE.
t Nashville
Nashville . . I a o o t 1 a n :
Little Hock it ft il 0 0 0 ti 0 00
llelfrnh and Kohlbevker. Stone and
Brottem.
At Mobile It H E.
Birmingham . o : o nine fi tn i
Mobile 004ieioe ; a o
i "offendaffer, Blapnlcka and Peters;
Kllla and Coleman
At New t 'cleans li II K
tlanta ..HO M U S M a
New Orleans .0 0 0 D I t 0 ! 1 ti 9 :i
Boone, -tigg and lliggins. Ktyles
Torkelson ami Deberrs
AMERICAN LEAGUE.
At Chicago T, II E
Detroit 0 0 n i ft o n o s in ;
Chicago ... ,0211000 1. l it
Khmke and Stallage. Cicotte antl
S, balk
At Boston First game I! II V
Philadelphia . n ft o a o o o o o--n 4 o
Beaton 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 !! n 0
Naylor and McAvoy. Jones are!
S, hung
Second 'lame It U K
Philadelphia . .ft ft ft i ft I ft 2 ft- I n 2
Hoston ft ;i n l1 ft 0 ft o J '.i i
Perry, Kinney and Perkins, McAvoy;
Pennock, Mays and Walters.
At St Louis R H E
Cleveland . . .0 ft o n 0 I 0 0 o ft " r t
si Louis ...0 0001 00911 .t :;
Morton. Coveleskle and O'Neill,
Shocker. Kothoron at d Severcid
At New York ft It K
Washington .0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 ft -:' !t I
New York 00000000 -3 ! 2
Krlekson. Harper and Plclnlch: Shore,
Qulnn and ifannah, litiel.
NATIONAL LEAGUE.
t Pittsburgh R It E
St. lands . . .0 0 0 s fl o I 2 S 9 li I
Pittsburgh .0 0 6 0 0 S J 2 14 IS 2
Ames. Slier, lei, BoldOU, Tuettt, Good
Win and Snvder Maver and Schmidt
VI Philadelphia Inrsl game. R ll E.
New- York ,.,0 2 3 0 2 1 ft ft 1 Ift Hi :'
Philadelphia 9 l ft 0 0 l ft 0 :: 6 n 3
Karnes. Port-lit and (lonsalea; Pack
ard. Woodward. Murray and t'ady
Second Came li II E
New York I a ft ft ft 1 ft ft ft r, 7 10 I
Philadelphia ft II II U II I) 2 ft ft ft. '.' s 2
rnney ami M,i'art. Hogg and Ad
ams e i
INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE.
At Rochester ,'. Buffalo ft.
At Toronto t;. Blnghamton
At Jersey City 9, Heading o.
Only games scheduled,
e i
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION.
At Columbus ti. Louisville :t
At Milwaukee 7. Minneapolis S
At Toledo 3, Indianapolis 2,
TEXAS LEAGUE. ,
At San antonlo ft. Houston 1.
At Pallas ::, shreveport R.
Port Worth-Waco, not scheduled
At Galveston 9, Beaumont l) (forfeited
In Ihii lernihi
VIRGINIA LEAGUE.
At Portsmouth-Richmond, rain.
At Petersburg I, Norfolk II
SOUTH ATLANTIC LEAGUE.
At Charlotte 10, Augusta
ai Hpartnnburg ft. Columbia i
fill Coca-Cola is a perfect Mil
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I Coca-Cola quality, re-
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II taste, is what holds it H I
IH above imitations. UIJ
lllS Demand the genuine by Rill
lllsll full name nicknames iSil
llHl encourage substitution.
URffla THK COCA-COLA CO. JjHjl
Ullllil ATLANTA, GA. ff
jluo ouin IIIIIL0
It
IN FIRST ROUND
Moving Pictures of Champion
ship Fight, Exhibited Pri
vately to Rickard and His
Friends, Settle Debate.
TOIBIM, O, July 8 All doubt con
I'flrntng tin1 number of knockdowns
Jack Dempsey scored in the first round
of hta h.u weight championship con
rtest with .it's? Wlllard. July 4, was re
moved today Whtn motion pictures s
hibited privately to Promoter Tex Rick
ard and n party of Mends revealed
thai the dethroned champion was sent
to the canvas neven times.
There were no knockdowns In the
remaining two rounds, hut Willard
probably would hae been floored If
the ropes of the ling had not supported
him
Oempsey, the pictures revealed,
floored Willard with left hooks to the
chin for the first fur knockdowns. He
upset the defeated champion for the
other thrc knockdowns with right and
left swings. The first blow that upset
Wlllard was a short right swing to the
heai t follow ed bj a Irft hook to tho
chin.
Clerks are finishing; the tasks ot
checking up the gute receipts and at
tandajK e "f the match and Klckard
hopes to I"1 able to issue an official
statement toda)
Concessionaires Lose.
1 1 ile doped today concessionaires
who expected to reap a rich harvest
from the crowd at thr Fourth of July
contest lost heavily Ad Q. Thatcher,
matchmaker of the Toledo boxing com
mission, who converted an abandoned
five -story building Into a sleeping dor
mttory, said he lost $4,100 on the ven
ture The night of July S there wer
only 1 f persons registered Twelve of
this number succeeded in avoiding the
clerks who were Miip"sed to collect $
from each sleeper
one concessionaire who invested $900
In peanuts sold $70 worth The lem
onade concessionaire lost heavily be
cause the soldier ushers would not per
mit vendors to circulate among the
crowd A nd without lemonade tha
crowd refused to eat peanuts.
fain ter prising Toledoana who char
ioted n barge and two tug boats for
$4!0 to carry persons from downtown
crowds t' the arena succeeded In fet
ing 4!' persons to make t ho trip at
$1 each
Willard started yesterday for his
home in Lawrence, Ka. and plans to
retire fromethe ring. He is making
the by motor and with him are
his w ife and two friends. The defeated
champion Is not marked badly A cut
Hp and n discolored eye are the only
reminders of the battle that he atlll retains

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