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THE OMAHA SrXDAY BKE: ArAI.CH 2H, 191.1.
WHEN WILL RITCHIE FIGHT?.
Bill Natighton Thinks He is Getting
in Bad at Home.
CHAMPION DISAPPOINTS MANY
Follotrrm of hr Mnn; Would I.Ike
to See th lender Make (iond
on HI Clnlm to Dlatlnc
Ilr IV. W. JVAIHJHTON.
SAN FItANCIBCO, March ti.-lt Willie
Ritchie la given to thinking at all, It Is
high time for him to hunt his considering
tap. for Willie's friends are drifting away
from him In carload lots, and If the de
scrtlon continues at Its present rate
will not be long before llltchle will tinU
himself the most lonesome world's chatn
Plon that over sported the laurel wreatn
It i Ritchie's treatment of recent of
Tr-rs nnd his attitude generally toward
the boxing sane that has disgusted nls
Well-wishers. Ho Is condemned partlcu
larly for the studiously vnguo way
which he refers to tho probable date of
his return to tho ring. He appeirs to be
rencing with tho question, In fact. Thcro
isn't a glimmer of promise In anything
he has to say In this connection. He is
Playing squarely Into the hanJs of his
enemies, who have contended all along
that ho would make the most of an accl
dent which enabled him to grab tho trtt
from the youngster who won it by dint
of hard fighting and who risked It and
defended It as often as an opportunity
ainkc Ilia Own Trouble.
Ritchie has himself to blame If a bus
piclon of this kind attaches to him. lie
lias not accomplished sufficient to war.
rant him playing last nnd loone with tho
boys of his class nnd with the sporting
publlo generally In tho way he U doing
He knows that even those who took his
side of the argument when a question
nroso as to whether Referee Jim Griffin
was Justified In depriving Wolgost ot
ma crown on a. technicality were unan
lmous In declaring that the circumstances
called, for a return match at the earlieit
Ritchie pleaded a right to garner
llttlo of the footllght harvest as others
similarly situated had done before him
and no one said him nay. He took the
road with tho tacit understanding that
he would face Wolgast or some other
worthy lad on the Fourth of July, It nut
before. Ho Is talking now of contlnu.ng
and crossing the ocean for a world-wlJe
theatrical tour, nnd If there Is anything
In his treatment of various fight pro
posals made to him that a promoter can
stick a pin In. the writer for one has not
come across It.
Either Ritchie Is timorous about facing
this Issue or ho has overestimated nis
own standing In the ooxlng world. Tho
pretentious program he has mapped out
would be all right for a man who haJ
proved beyond chnnco or argument that
he Is tho best of his weight In the dmtd
States, but It smacks of assurance In
this particular case. The average British
musla hall patron has a keen sense ot
humor and a saYcaatlo tongue, and it
Ritchie made a bid for the. sixpence and
shillings of tho English vaudovtlle cir
cult and It leaked out that It was a
punch from the other man that made
him champion and not punoh dellverei
by himself, his mighty receptions might
The chances are the British trip will
not be taken, at least until Ritchie's
record has been enhanced sufficiently to
warrant a triumphal tour. This talk ot
fluttering offers Is buncombe of tho worst
description, for the stage earnings ot
Aniericart celebrities on tho other 'side
are -alwaya ridiculously small.
A fltory told recently by Jim Corbcll
has louring on this matter, seeing as how
It mattes evident that the best adver
tised ituglllBts of this country are some
times tvarcely known In England,
Corbett waa billed to start his British
stage whirl at Bristol It may have been
Blrmlngh.un and when ho appeared to
do his monologue he was visibly dis
couraged Vy tho lack of effervescenoe In
the crowd und the calm-eyed manner In
which ho ras viewed.
"From thatlook on their faces I thlnls
some of then!' were wondering whether 1
was a vcntrllciult or was going to give
imitations of Xamous actors. It wasti
until I told thtW I was the fellow Fits
slmmons licked that they took a nlla
Interest In me," sold Jim.
Whnt Wk'U Hlttihlc, Dot
Now It Corbett. ' conqueror ot John L.
Bulllvan and Charlie Mitchell had to go
to such extremo to make himself known,
how will poor IttVle one-fight Willie
Ritchie fare In that', strange land.
One ot tho things tlVat Is putting Ritchie
"In bad" with practical sporting men Is
the apparently Inslncedty ot the way in
which Manager Nolan ikcrps harping on
the prospect of a contest with Packey
McFarland to the exclusion of other rnd
rnoru legitimate matchef.
"We wnnt McFarland und we will sign
with him tho moment he agrees to do 136
pounds a few hours befpnt, as ho agreed
to do at Milwaukee." That Is Nolan's
The veriest Ignoramus n sporting
matters , knows that McFavland cannot
make IS pounds for boxing 'purpose at
any time of day. It Packsy aCrees to any
such thing the match would "be one to
view with suspicion. Jimmy Brttt once
doclared that there are no ethics In
pugilism and, the chances are lhe was
right It Is or each boxsr to lajnout the
courso he thinks beat and Judge' ot the
correctness ot his Judgment by the mew
ure ot success met with.
It it in Willie Ritchie's power to dodge
a Fourth ot July meeting with one ot
our willing American lightweights and
go Junketing across the pond it h feelo
that way about It. But It would be',
well for htm to remember that so far 3ia
has dona nothing to perpetuate his tome
aa a pugilist.
When a fighter with a weak record,
yanks himself out of the limelight rur
, has a douce of a time working back t)
the place where the glare la. It pays to
advertise and the best kind of advertis
ing for a man like Willie Ritchie Is to
bo up and doing in his particular field
LITTLE ELECTED CAPTAIN
OF TARKIO TRACK TEAM
TAKKIO, Mo., March 2t.-SpeclaU-The
Tarklo coljege track man yesterday
elected Thomas Little of Pawnee City,
Neb., captain for the" 1813 season, and Ed
ward Thompson ot Riverside, Col., man
ager. Little Is a senior In college and
la a distance runner, bavins won 'lie
two mile, the mile and the half mile in
the Missouri a lute meet In Kansas City
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a high Jumper and I expected to win
polnU In the .stale meet the coming sea-on-
CHANCE READY FOR SEASON
Peerless Leader Announces His Team
Fit for Campaign.
HIS OWN CONDITION EIGHT
Snya Hp Perls I.lkr n Well Man
for First Time In Three Wars
nnd la lloprfnl nnd
Br w. j. M'unTir.
HAMILTON, Bermuda. Marsh 22.
Frank Chance's New York Americans
will be In perfect physical condition for
the. opening of the season. I'pon th'.s
happy circumstance the peerless leader
banks heavily for an Impressive Mart in
Ills new field.
i reel," says Chance, "that the trip
here has added 'about five years to my
life. Before I camo I was very duolo'is
nbout my playing futurev I thought It
would take n lot of sheer forco and grit
to enable me to aslck out through tho
training campnlgn. But I found It was
far easier for me to reduce than at any
time since I first assumed the manage
ment of the Cubs.
"This is a wonderful condition, I must
say, for 1 was not any too sure of my
legs. I never worried nbout the head
aches. They stopped with tho operation
last ran. it was my leg that bothered
me mostly the last several yenrs. Wh:i
I returned to California last fall they
were so far Improved that I felt a well
man for the first time In three seasons.
I came to Bermuda' hopeful, but uncer
tain. I have satisfied myself that I shall
be able to get al top speed all season
If I meet with no accident.
"It becomes more and more dinicult
year by year for a veteran to round on
In shape. I do not believe that 1 should
have been nble to accomplish such won
ilers with myself nt any other training
camp I have ever visited. I Judge tho
merits of Bermuda simply by what thfn
climate has done for me. There necd be
no apprehension about my physical con
dition; I am sound as a dollar. What 1
have accomplished here I shall bo able
to contlnuo when we return to the north.
The secret lay In the possibility of work
ing Into shape. That has been accom
Confident of the Tram.
Chance Is so delighted' with his own
condition that he cannot possibly see why
his team will not face the barrier In bet
ter shape than any he ever beforo man
"If the climate and cricket grounds
have done so much for me," said he,
"what should It not accomplish for the
rest of the boys? I am tho only veteran,
you might say, on the whole squad. My
team Is composed entirely of youngsters,
naven t been forced to drive them a
hlf. anil thnV or. all n fn. firlirnhf.n
as most teams after they break training.
I expect to take the club back to New
York In mldseason form.
I realize that a good start will mean
a lot to us. Take the Giants lost year.
They got off winging, hung onto Cincin
nati and once having shaken off O'iJay's
Reds were never headed. The team
showed up toward the end, but already
an overwhelming lead had been estab
'Now, let me get out like the Olants
did and the rest of the American,, league
clubs will have' to go some to beat uj.
If I knew the rival clubs better I should
not be so anxious to 'Jump out Into tho
lead. But l realize that I will be handl
capped until my club has played at least
the series with every opponent. A good
start would tide me over this treacherous
stretch of games."
One of the least of Chance's worries
but a worry, nevertheless Is the wealth
ot material at hand. The Peerless
Leader has practically made up his
mind as to the lineup at the beginning
Ot the season, but he realizes that he.
will have to turn " down a number of
mighty good bnse ball players In order
to comply with the roster limit. These
discards will bo placed to the best ad
vantage, where they may be called
upon readily In tho hour ot need. Some
times players come, slowly, nnd flashiest
spring players nro forced to glvo way
to the,, plodders who hit their proper
stride toward June. It Is up to Chance
to mako the proper selection In time.
Human nature' Is prone to err, but
Chance will look the future full In the
face npd shoulder all responsibility. He
believes that by the end ot the training
season he should have tho best line pos.
Bible on his talent. He thinks 'he will
know as much as most managers usually
know a couple of months after the sea
son Is under way because of the ad
vanced condition of the players.
New York will establish a permanent
training camp on the Island, Mr. Far
rell has closed for a site for a new hotel
for the club. The cricket grounds have
been leased for a long term 'of years.
Thua New York geta In on the ground
floor. No other major league clubs may
oome here without Mr. Farrell'a permis
sion, becaure he controls the only
grounds adaptable to base ball purposes.
it is likely that Jersey. City ot the In-
ternatlonal league will continue to train
here so long as the club Is under Its
present management. It was the pioneer
that paved the way to the most popular
camp among the big league athletes.
ornell Will Number
Foot Ball Players if
Other Schools Will
ITHACA, N. Y March 2i. -Coach Al
bert H. Bharpe will number Cornell's foot
ball players next fall If tho coaches of
other largo collogo teams will permit their
players to wear jackets with numbers on
the back, as suggested by Parke H. Davis.
Princeton's representative on the rules
committee. The Cornell coach, who .la
In favor of thla innovation, la pleased
with the action of the rules committee
n making such, numbering optional, and
if other teams do it the Cornell men will
n numbered In games next fall. Dr.
Hhorpe believes that this reform must
came and points out that It haa succeeded
"With reference to an objection to let-
tertB. ftrt attributeU to Carjtalii
Ketdram of Yale, to the effect that num.
berlng the players might nlve
fully 'planned plays to the opposing teams
by allowing the opponents to follow the
player by their numbers. Mr. Shurpe
said he did not think the figures need be
made so-large thot they would allow any
player' to keep track of an opponert In
any way .other than the usual uulcknesi
of graaniog a situation characteristic of
good piani. It might give the play'
uway to careful pectator. but Mr.
S.ri" ?Ut UBt eVl'n "r Qlo
observer cmi dlagnoa many plays and ,
Xollow them very carefully.
Three Prominent Yankee
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Frpm left to right aro Jack Wnrlmn.
Russ Ford and Fay Caldwell. This trio
of mound artists resent the muln hope
oi 1'Tnnn Chance In his ambition to
boost the New York Americans Jnto tho
first column this season.. All thrceof
these ;men have been doing some groat
twirling at Bermuda and.
Njeports from the Kankee cumn. nii
Ford Is showing his old 1910 form. If
that Is tho -case, he can' be depended
,upon to pitch bis team Into the first
division slngle-hnnded, for at top form
Ford la nrnrrtlrulK. Th. t.. '
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showing of the other pitchers haa flelld
tho Yankee athletes with more confi
dence than thoy have felt for several
Princeton's Varsity Crew Gets Un
expected Raqe with Annapolis.
FIRST ON FOREIGN WATERS
Narr Has Never Been Permitted
Before to Ilnoe on Foreljtn Course
nnd la First Time Tiro Col
PRINCETON, N. J March 22. When
twenty-five candidates for Princeton's
elght-oared varsity crow took to the
water for their first outdoor work of tho
season, tho Tlgor rowing authorities wore
busy with the preparation of u schedule,
which will provide races for the first
eight, the second eight, the freshman
eight, and all class boats. Tho surprise
of tho schedule Is a race with Annapolis
to be rowod on Carnegie lake on May
Gunboat" Smith, the Frlaco heavy-
weight, whose sensational victory over '
nombardl"- We". h Knsllsh heavy. '
weight champion, whom he knooktd out '
In two rounds recently In Ne York, ha.
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A OITDTiDTOTJ 17. Princeton Is thua alenallv hnnn vLisSfXVjr' OsS
17. Princeton Is thus signally honored
for It Is the first time that the navy
crow has gained permission for. a re
gatta on foreign waters, and probably
tho first time that crews from these two
institutions have met. It Is understood
that n movement Is on foot to'make a
triangular regatta out of this race by In
cluding Columbia's eight, but the manage
ment would make no official statement
on this subject.
Princeton has already scheduled a race
with Harvard and Pennsylvania oh
Charles river, Cambridge, for May 30,
tho week preceding the navy race, and
tlvtre Is a possibility of a regatta with
Cornell late In May. Tho Ithacans are
willing to meet Princeton on Carnegie
lake at that time, but tho Tigers have
faced faculty opposition to this time, be
cause of it being In the midst of exami
nations. The second boat will probably
race With Annapolis on the same data
ns the varsity race, and also participate)
In the regatta at Philadelphia, In which
they made a good, showing last year. The
n - ade him the llklleat looking scrapper
to take up the whIW man's, burden and
attempt to wrest the heavyweight tltio
from Jack Johnson.
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third raoe on May 17 will be between
the Princeton and Yale freshman eights,
a contest which may also be triangular,
It the Cascadllla school Is taken on, as
CREIGHTON TRACK MEN ARE
TRAINING FOR INDOOR MEET
Tho Crelghton High school track team,
which will enter the Indoor track meet
at tho Auditorium April and 5, has been
practicing at tho local Young Men's
Christian associntlpn, and is in good
shape for the meet. The. team -la com
posed of Gerald Duffy, William .-Wonder-llch,
Walter 0111661? and George Schall.
All of these are g6od sprinters; and nro
expected to place In the running events.
Duffy Is one ot the fastest-men on, two
legs In the 100 ynrd rash, while Schall
I Is strong on the m)lo and the half mile.
The four will enter as a relay team.
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! TENNIS PLAYERS SKEPTICAL
Americans Will Have Hard Fight to
.Bring Back Davis Trophy Cup.
MANY OTHER OBSTACLES
MiiKllah Dntea Arc So ArrnnRPd Hint
American Plnyera Won Id Invi
to Be on British Soil for
' I.onjc Stay. 1
NHW YORK, March 22.-Snmn.flmi.
ago. tho prospects of bringing back the
noted Davis Cup trophy, now held by
Great Britain, to this, country were nnr.
tlcularly rosy, but recent happenings
havo occurred which make American
tennis enthusiasms a bit sceptical, America
win nave a hard fight on Its handa. na
tho situation Is complicated by the re
sults or the recent drawings. The m-
sulls of the drawings and their dates
co mo ns a big disappointment to Amerl-
most perplexing problem la flmf
the representatives of the United States
ulil meet Australia In the preliminaries.
Tfct-sc mntches will bring together what
apfcears at the present time the two
strongest challengers-United States nnd
Auti.illa. The winner of this aeries will
11 1 ;.- called upon to meet the winner of
t-r .Liinany-France. series'. Therefore,
lit tun top row of the draw aro the 'our
strongest teams, ncoordlng to tho o,.!nlm
of tennis experts. - In the bottom hair,
Belgium,, which drew u bye. will meet
tho winner of tho Canada-South Africa
series. If the Americans arc able to
come out successfully In the teip ha.'f
thtlr-fforts will have been taxed-to the
extreme, as the three scries will be hard
ones, thus giving Knglimd u considerable
advantage for the final round.
HIcuiiN I.oiik KiikIIhIi Slur.
Another obstacle Is that with so many
teams In the challenge rounds It .will
mean a long stay In Unglund for' the
Players If all the preliminaries nro to
be played In England. The dutes ar
ranged make It necessary for the Ameri
can team to be in Kngland earl' In
June to get In condition for Its first
match on- June 21. Both Austrnlla, and
America will suffer, as they will have to
go to England without tho advantage of I
tournament play unless they got to "work
earlier. Australia will have .to do most
or its training on the scene or
It Is said that the United States in,iv
apply for later dates for the reason tha't
the earllness of those selected will Inter
fere With the .selection of thn Amarlnnn
team. Most llkoty McLoughlln and Wil
llams.wlll bo selected by the United
States authorities. There Is some doubt
whether McLoughlln could leave Cad-
lornia as early on Maywlth the pros-J
in noi returning to the coast until
the mlddlo of August. Williams, who Is a
student at Harvard, would bo obliged to
lose nearly a month at college in order
to get Into condition for the first rounds.
Tho double problem Is fully as puzzling.
it is believed here that the British au-
thorltles could have put tho 'Davls cup
preliminaries after the British cham
pionships, which come the last of June.
America will be harder hit than unv
other country by the early date. Tho
American tournament Beason does not.
begin until the first ot June and at that
date the players, especially the northern
and eastern players, are not In condition
Lawn tennis Is played on the continent
all winter, and many of 'the leading
British players compete In these tourna
ments. In Australasia winter Is tne nut
Would ncverae Thorpe Cnae.
George Clark, the pitcher tho Ne'" Vcrk
Americans secured from Sioux. City nnd
who later drifted back, wants to iovoiso
the Thorpe case Is it concerns amateurs.
Clark Is attending Ames cbllege In Iowa
and nn effort Is being mada to restore
him to the status of an amateur so' that
ho can play on the college team. It Is
admitted that all precedents will be
broken if the Ames college authorities
secceed In their plan.
Benefit Dny for Widow.
Manager Callahan has agreed to, the
benefit gamo In Chicago with the Cubs for
tho widow o. Jnniny D y' avIpF the
date .and ihi locatbi . tn-i Cub iiiaiiaye
University Basket n
Ball Champions to
Have Final Series
MADISON', Wis.. March H.-Wisconsln.
university's basket bailers may ask Cor
nell to meet them In a series of threa
games to decide tho college basket ball
championship of the United States. That
the Badgers' aro contemplating a chal,
lenge Is evidenced by the following,
which" appeared In tho westerners' col
lege paper recently. ' 'On to tho Bast,' "
Is the slogan suggested by varsity baaket
ball enthusiasts anxious for the Badgers
to meet Cornell to determine rK hnr.
In tho United States after two successive
varsity championships In the mlddla
"Whether or not such a series will h
permitted lies wholly with I'rof Geoig
W. Khler, director of phyelcal education.
Of course, the athletic council would
have to go through the formality of ap.
proving tno matter, but It Is believed It
would need but tho recommendation of
the athletic director to obtain the In
'Probably the most satisfactory an
rwigemcnt for such a champlonshlo
series would be three games one playc-d,
at Madison, a second at Cornell nnd a
thlid on some neutral floor.
'Varalty rooters feel that If Wlscbnsln
Is ever to obtain national honors In in
tercolleglato athletics now Is the psycho
logical time nnd basket ball Is the logical
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