If CURRENT GOSSIP IN THE FIELD OF ATHLETICS San Francisco Fight Promoters Quarreling Over Ring Sports Western Bowlers to Secede From National Association WESTERN BOWL ERS TO SECEDE OTPLMED WIS FIGHT BOSSE Western Washington Men Are Going to Centraiia. Association Independent of the East Will Be Formed at Spokane. San Francisco Promoters AreJ Struggling for the Spoils. TWO DAYS7 TOURNAMENT A 0 dSI handing him a check for 5500 on his prom ise to remain. When Mack found this out. knowing the southpaw as he did, he hit upon a unique scheme. "What have they given you to stay here?" he asked the twirler. "Rube" presented his check. "What, just that piece of paper?" said C. Mack, scornfully. "Well, here's what I'll do for you." And the Eastern mag nate then counted out a hundred $1 bills, stacking them up in a pile four feet high. "Rube's" eyes came near jumping from their sockets at this display of riches, and he lost no time In repudiating the Insig nificant check and shoving the bloated hoard of riches Into his Jeans. The hundred 51 bills looked better to him than one puny slip of paper, and he went back East, where he has since remained. Cleveland's Great Ball-Player. Much interest attaches itself to what the Cleveland team will do this year with the greatest player In the world at the helm. PORTLAND SENDS A TEAM Plan Is to Hold Annual Tournament and . to . Arrange -Telegraphic Contests Standing In the Tenpin League. " , "While the -bowling tournament to be held in Spokane from April 24 to -27 Is neces sarily intended to and will prove to be a contest In which the relative merits of the Pacific Coast city teams and individ ual players will he displayed, there is a deeper significance to the proposed meet ing. Aside from the matter of developing winning bowlers, the tournament will In all probability and from every indication mean a secession from the present Na tional Association and the establishment of a "Western bowling association, which will take in all cities and teams west of tne Missouri. For some tlnje past the Western bowl ers, while loyal to the National Associa tion, have felt that they have not alto gether got the "square deal" so strenu f ously advocated by President Roosevelt. As it stands at present, New York prac tically dominates the National Association, and year after year the National tourna ment is fixed at such cities in the East, without any consideration for the "West, as practically prohibits the appearance of the far "Western players. As, for exam ple, it cost San Francisco and Seattle to gether over $1000 to send a team to the last tournament in Milwaukee, Wis. For one or two years this would be all right, but when it comes to digging up that amount of money every year without any prospect of a meeting ever being held on the Coast, the West has begun to get the , "tired feeling." There are several other matters that en ter into the movement for secession. The East apparently thinks herself big enough and clever enough to dictate to the West just what should be done. The East has decreed that a 16-pound natural ball shall be used, and that the gutters of the regu lation alleys shall be square. The West thinks that a ball at the option of the users shall be either natural or loaded, and that it should weigh from 16 to 16 pounds. In this particular the matter of round gutter cuts quite a bir figure, since by its construction a pin knocked down may fall into the gutter and by its twist come on to the alley again and knock i over other pins, which would be impossible on the square gutters. It is not so 'much on account of these details, however, that the West is break ing away from the East, but the secession is due purely to the lack of recognition. The West is big in everything; It is a land of vastnesj, but this the small and clever East has not yet seemed to realize. . The bowling situation is but a repetition of that found in the field and track events. On the track the Northwest has put out men who established records, and later went East to develop into the "finds" for college and athletic associations. The past year's athletic record shows that the East is more than ever relying on the West to furnish its winners, but it has so far failed to recognize the birthplace of such. It was for this reason that the North Pacific Association was formed as a break-away from the American Athletic Union, and now the bowlers have had to do the same thing. The sentiment on the Coast against the American Bowling Congress is very strong, and practically every city In the West has signified its willingness of en tering a Western Bowling Association. A. L. Jenkins, of Seattle, with associates from other cities and states, is the prime mover in the new organization, and is meeting with success. In fact, It is as sured that the new association will be formed and completed before the end of the week. A strong feature of an organ ization like the one proposed is that In stead of one annual tournament two could be held, one at a common meeting point and one by wire. The recent telegraphic contest between five cities demonstrated fully the feasibility of such a contest, anil it is possible that at Spokane, not only an annual contest between all Western cities will be arranged, but a tournament similar to the last arranged for every month. A great impetus 13 expected to be given to bowling on the Coast at the -Spokane meeting, and with a total entry of about S00 bowlers It would seem that this anticipation will become a realiza tion. v Portland will be well represented In Spokane. Capen, Ball, McMenomy, Keat ing and Kneyse will work in the five-man team, with the addition of Taylor, who is a traveling man and, who will be in Spokane on the date o the meeting. Portland will also be represented out of this team In the triples, doubles and sin gles. The following scores of the men going from here will give an Idea of their roll ing ability: Single Three Five game, games, games. Ball 200 759 1100 McMenomy 279 702 1167 Kneyse 27S 746 1070 Capen 26S 6S0 1020 Keating 248 625 970 Of these it might be said that Keat ing, through a lack of practice, has not been able to come quite up- to the stand ard of the other members of the team, but he can be depended upon to give a good account of nlmself. In spite of the defeat in the telegraphic contest, the Portland men think that when it gets on the alleys with the other teams in Spokane, they can more than make good, and each man left for the tournament yesterday in good shape and full of confidence. Although the Portland Tenpin. League has only one more week left In its series, and first and second place are settled now, the league finish is still an inter esting one. The standing is: Won. Lost P.C k Gambrinus 43 14 .754 Bankers 29 31 .483 All-Stars 26 31 .456 Gold Leaf 23" 34 .404 Pin Knights 23 34 .404 f In last week's games the Bankers de feated the All-Stars three straight on Monday night, and on Thursday night they secured" a cinch on that position by working the Pin Knights for three games. On Wednesday night the Gold Leaf team proved to be 'easy for the champions, and the Gambrinus tallied three games. KEATING. M'MENOMT. . . BALL. - " . 1 CAPEX. CHAT AT THE -CLUB Multnomah Men Expect Bottler to Win at Seattle. SEATTLE HAS GOOD SPIRIT Puget Sound Athletic Club Has Iilttlo Hope of Victory, hut Will Not Abandon the ' Contest. "The fact that Seattle has hemmed and hawed so much about Bottler shows that they have a fear of him, but they will have more than that when he shows his work la Seattle. They will have a feeling: of urpriee. Bottler today is one of the cleverest youngsters in am ateur circles, and he can so into any club and meet any man without any fear of ' not making good. He is fact, shifty, has a long: reach, can take a punch, and give one with either hand. He has an all-round ability and la, good both on offense and defense. He Is fast and nimble on his feet, has a good helcht and la a rangy fighter. His only dis advantage at present is the fact that his business occupation keeps him in doors too much, but this will be over come by the roadwork which he Is now putting In. Bottler la a sure winner In Seattle. I don't care whom they put up a gal net him." J. P. RENNICK, Boxing Instructor, M. A. A. C The return boxing and wrestling tournament with the Seattle Athletic Club is the main topic in the M. A. A. C. hallway just now, and many of tho clubmen are preparing to go to Seattle on April 28 for the purpose of seeing the defeat of the Northern boys. The statement by Mr. Rennick is indorsed by all of the club members who think that in Bottler they have a certain winner, and the fact that Seattle re gards him in the same light gives a good deal of advance, satisfaction. The Seattle Club has throughout shown a decided opposition to the appearance of Bottler, and it was only when the M. A. A. C put It squarely up to them that the Seattle men agreed to permit Bot tler to enter. This much must be said, however, that following the real ama teur sporting spirit shown : by the Multnomahs in offering to put Bottler in with a heavyweight disadvantage, the Seattle men immediately came back in the same spirit. Refusing to hold a contest under unequal weight condi tions, they put in a man whom they admit does not stand much chance with Bottler. This spirit, however, has been the source of much gratification to the Multnomah men and served to strengthen the feeling that in the fu ture "with such a disposition shown on the part of both clubs there will be some rare amateur sport. With two clubs of the strength of the Multnomah and Seattle there should be almost monthly events, and these tour naments now being held, especially with the feeling shown, should prove to be the forerunner of just what is wanted. Multnomah feels that with Bottler as an opponent Seattle has but little chance to win in the boxing end of the tournament, but the feeling of exulta tion will be tempered with the thought that Seattle's apparent defeat "will be due to the fact that they have no Bot tler. Multnomah admires and. applauds the true sportsmanlike spirit of Seattle BOWLERS WHO WILL REPRESENT PORTLAND AT SPOKANE TOURNAMENT In putting in a man who is confessedly inferior to his opponent, and should it turn out that this man is even by chance better than the Multnomah Bot tler, the Multnomahs will not be slow to pay him homage. Bottler is down to hard work now, and with a little road work and two or three fast rounds each day with Ren nick he is rapidly getting into shape, for the Seattle tournament. Frank and Johnson are not behind him in their work, and with Joe Acton they are going through their stunts dally. With Frank against Llndsey and Johnson against Graham on tho mat, Multnomah men feel confident that all the points to be given out in Seattle will come to Portland. A party of clubmen is now being or ganized to go to Seattle for the tourna ment. These footers, with the club's representatives in the event, will leavo here on the night of April 27. A members' night will bo held at the club either on Friday, April 2S, or Wednes day. May 3. The date will be settled within the next day or two, but in the meantime the programme Is being com pleted. This will have as its principal feature an indoor athletic- contest to be participated In by the Juniors. Those en tering this contest will be graded Into three divisions, according to age and height The events in each division will be: First Division Horizontal bars, vault ing table, rings, high Jump, running and high jump, chinning the horizontal bar. Second Division Traveling rings, climb ing rope, for distance, running high jump, fence-vaulting, chinning bar. Third Division High jump, traveling rings, pole-climbing for speed, running one lap, running high dive. Following these events there will be an open consolation obstacle race. In addi tion to these events there will be boxing and wrestling bouts and music The Indoor gymnastic tournament to bo held on May 5 promises to be a big suc cess. There were 12 entries In the heavy gymnastic events and 19 in the light, last night. In the heavy gymnastics, the events are horizontal and parallel bars, vaulting table, high Jump and rope-cllmb-Ing, and the light work Includes chest weights, dumb-bells and traveling rings. This tournament is designed as a try-out for the men to represent the club in the Lewis and Clark Fair athletics. A personal canvass among the older and business men who are members of the club is to be commenced this next week for the purpose of getting their views on the advisability of organizing noon and carlj- evening gymnasium classes for such members. "We feel." said President W. H. Chapln, "that we have a large num ber of business men as members, but yet the club does not appeal to them in the right way. They support the club be cause they believe that It Is a worthy In stitution and of great benefit to the younger members. The club, however, thinks that It can give such members just as much benefit as any others, and it does not want to take money for noth ing. There is no reason why the Indoor athletic department should not be of ad vantage to every member, but we all realize that there is a natural hesitancy among the older members to get out on the floor with the youths. We are going to get around this by organizing classes for these older members, and the only thing we ask is their willingness to enter them. The great object of the club at present is to cement all Interests, and make the club an organization for all its members, young or old." Outdoor work at the club has been at a standstill during the past week, owing to the rains. Neither the field and track teams nor the baseball en thusiasts have gone out, but with the present prospects for good weather or ders have been issued for everyone to be on hand Monday night. As soon as the weather settles the men will be put through their paces in all depart ments of outdoor work and an effort will be made tSTnake up for the train ing lost bo far. Within the next two or three, weeks meets will be arranged for the bringing out of the trackmen of all grades. This will Include a novice field day which -will be open only to beginners, a. Junior day and an open tournament for all com' TO BOOM FOOTBALL Portland Association Fosters Kicking Game. CONTESTS ARE ARRANGED Match Will Soon Be Played With Ilvvaco, and Many Spirited Ex hibitions Arc Planned During Exposition. Never was there a better chance along the Pacific Coast to boom asso ciation football the game in whloh you must not touch the fo'otball with your hands, but use your feet, head and chest than at present. The newly reorganized Portland association foot ball club has given life to the game, and Secretary Dyment is an enthusiast who will not allow any grass to grow under his feet. He is now engaged In wj-Itlng to tne representatives of all the association football clubs in the Pacific Northwest, acquainting them with the feast of good things In storo for football men during the approach ing" football tournament at the Lewis hand Clark Exposition. True, no glittering money prizes are to be offered. These would undoubted ly help to pay the traveling expenses ot toams journeying from other cities to Portland, but how about the honor and glory of the thing? Many of the football players will wish to visit the Exposition at their own expense, any way, and carry off a few medals if they are among the lucky ones. The Indica tions arc that competing clubs will play at the Exposition from California, Washington and British Columbia. Ore gon will probably be represented by two or three, football clubs, one of them coming from Fossil, Eastern Oregon. The local football season will start here by a game between two Portland elevens about the mlddlo of next month, and the chances are that Portland will face II waco. at Ilwaco, Wash., about the end of May. Tnen the Portlands will get ready for the Exposition games, for they mean to try hard for first prize. They ought to win, for, as constituted at pres ent, the Portland men number so many strong, athletic, experienced players who have won their spurs In other cities, that they have a united club second to none in this part of the country. Marshall and Gavin are star goaiKeep ers. Dyment and tho Stewart brothers play a magnificent defense game, and for attack there are none better along the Pacific Coast than the two Kilpecks, Dean, McNichol. Jennings, Jago, Braden, Cameron. Gifford, Alec Smith and a few more. The association game draws big crowds in the East, and in Great Britain 100,000 people often sit and watch an In ternational match. In France and Bel gium, the game also draws crowds. Why not In Portland, at a gala time, when tho city shall have lots of Eastern visitors? Auto Club Will Meet. The automobile Club, which has become quite a flourishing organization, will hold an adjourned meeting in the rooms of the Commercial Club Wednesday evening to consider new by-laws and to elect a board of directors. - The automobile craze la striking Portland unusually hard this Sprlngt and every day some new autoist appears with a powerful machine. It is anticipated that the Automobile Club will soon become one of the strongeet clubs In town, with a large membership. Gun Club Association Issues Pro gramme and Prize Ijist for Con tests to Bd Held on May 6 and 7. CENTRALIA, Wash., April 22. (Spe cial.) The programme of the first month ly tournament of the Western Washing ton Gun Club Association, which is to be held in Centraiia, May 6 and 7, has Just been issued by the Centraiia club. The meet will be held on the grounds of the Centraiia Club, at the Western Washing ton Livestock and Agricultural Grounds. The shoot will occupy two days. A com mittee of three was appointed at the meeting Monday night to look after the grounds and to prepare entertainment for the visiting shotgun artists. The commit tee consists of Sid Reeves, Ad Bates and KXETSB. Ed Bowers, and they will be held re sponsible that all of the visiting shooters have a good time. The following Is the programme that has been prepared: SATURDAY. MAYO. Event Xo. 1 Ten birds, known trap, unknown- angles; entrance, 50 cents. Four mon. cys. 40, 30, 20 and 10 per cent. Event 2 Ten birds. K. T. U. A.: entrance, 75 cents. 58.50 added. Four moneys, 10, 30, 20 and 10 per cent. Event 3 Ten birds, entrance $1,. 53.50 added. Three moneys, 30, 20 and 10 per cent. Event 4 Fifteen birds. K. T. U. A.: en trance $1. $5 added. Three moneys, 50, 30 and 10 per cent. Event 5 Ten blrd, K. T. U. A.; entrance $1. $5 added. Four moneys, 40, 30, 20 and 10 per cent. Event G Twenty-five birds, championship shoot for the championship of Southwestern Washington, for the members of the associa tion only: purse and medal. Thla medal Is to be contested for at every shoot held under the auspices of the association durms the year. The person winning- it the greatest num ber ,of times during the season will be en titled to the tame ao champion of the south western, trapshooters. Entrance 51.50, 53 added; 5 per cent o this purse goes to the winner of the fhoot last year. Mr. Skeen. of Cosmopolls. Four moneys, 10 per cent of this purse and 50 per cent ot the next nurse. Event 7 Fifteen birds, K. T. U. A.: en trance ?1, $5 added. Four moneys, 40, 30, 20 and 10 per cent. Event S Fifteen birds, five birds reverse pull. five birds right reverse pull and Ave birds straightaway; entrance 51, $3 added. Three moneys. Event 9 Ten birds, K. T. U. A.; entrance 75 ents, 53.50 added. Four moneys. Event 10-Flftecn birds, K. T. U. A.; en trance 51.50. 53.50 added. Four moneys. Event 11 Championship team ehoot for the championship of Southwestern Washington. 25 birds to the man, three men to the team and for members of the association only; no club can enter for this event unless the club fee for this year has been paid to the secre tary of the association on or before the date of the tournament. Entrance 53.75 per team. 53 added. Three moneys. A suitable trophy will be procured by the association, to be given to the club winning the greatest num ber of eventa during the season. High average of the day, $2.50 cash. SUXDAT, MAY 7. Event 1 Ten birds; entrance 75 cents, 52.50 aaaea. mree moneys. Event 2 Ten bird, doubles, five pairs to each man; entrance 51, 53.50 added. Four moneys. Event 3 Fifteen birds; entrance 51, 55 aaaea. our moneys. Event 4 Ten birds; entrance 51, 53.50 added Three moneys. Event 5 Fifteen birds; entrance 51, 53.50 aauea. our moneys. Event G Fifteen birds; entrance 51, 57.50 aaaea. our moneys. Event S Ten birds, consolation prize: en trance 50 cents. S3 added, for shooters who have failed to make better than third mone in any event, xnree moneys. INCENTIVE TO GOOD PLAY. How the St. Louis Browns Are Re warded for Winning. As an Incentive to the St. Louis Browns to keep up their lick as much as a reward for their winning the series from the Cardinals, Manager McAleer Monday pre sented each member of the team with a crisp 550. There were only two excen tlons. Fred Glade for his magnificent work, and Kowell. for fllllntr In the breach so manfully, were given each 5100. "President Hodges wants the boys to feel that he Is as much a friend as a bos3 to them," said Manager McAleer in mak ing the presents. "He wants von all to pull together, ahd have the same Interest at heart that hehas. We have a winning team, and I know that the sort of ball you put up against the red legs will down some of the big clubs. But do better. Put your heart Into the work and your snouiaer to tne wneei, and let's be a happy family." BILLS LOOK MU.CH BIGGER, Why "Rube" Waddell Returned Check and Left. When the Pacific Coast was scrapping with the rest of balldom combined, "Rube" Waddell jumped tho Eastern res ervation to tho land of the Golden Gate. After setting this league on fire one sea son with his great work, "Connie" Mack planned a special trip to the Coast where by he had figured out how to yank the star "Rube" back to civilized warfare. When the athletic mogul reached the Coast the San Francisco magnate heard of his arrival and sought "Rube" out. This season is Lajoie's debut as a manager, and what he does and how he does it will be of great Interest not only to the "fans" In the City by the Lake, but all over the country There is only one Lajoie, and his name has been upon the Hps of baseball "rooters" for years. For nine years the big Frenchman has been known throughout the country as a great slugger. On his record he Is the greatest bats man ever In the country. The wonderful record of this star follows: G. AB. R. BH. SH. SB. Ave. ISOrt 30 174 37 07 .. 0 .323 1S97... 12(1 515 107 108 5 22 .303 1608 147 610 113 200 5 23 .32S 1S00 72 30S 70 117 3- 14 .37U 1000 102 451 05 13tf 2 25 .34 1001 131 343 145 220 1 27 .422 1002 87 332 81 120 8 29 .376 1003 120 488 00 173 13 22 .355 1U04. 140 554 02 211 C 31 .SSI Tries to Cut Out Tacoma Jump. SAN FRANCISCO, April 22. (Spe cial.) Jim Morley had a talk today with President Bert In regard to the transferring of a week's series from Tacoma to Los Angeles. Week after next Los Angeles comes here to play two weeks with Oakland. Then, ac cording to the schedule, the Angels jump back to Tacoma for a week and then both teams travel to Los Angeles for another series. What Morley wants Is to have the Tacoma jump cut out and the games transferred. It is a long trip to Tacoma, and just to play a week's series makes It so much longer. President Bert assured Morley that he would welcome a transfer, but Mike Fisher's consent would have to be se cured before It could be made. Morley will now open correspondence with the King- Will Call Balk on Pitcher. Under certain conditions the "spit ball" will be a balk In the National League this year. President Pulllam has no objection to the "spit ball" In Itself although he does not fancy its name but he thinks there is such a thing as using It In a manner not entirely consistent with good taste. Pulllam has instructed his umpires to see to It that the pitchers do not moisten the ball in an ostentatious orobjectlonabgei manner for Instance, with the ball a foot or so away from the mouth In one hand and deliberately wetting the fingers of the other hand after the manner of licking a postage stamp. A balk will be called on every pitcher so doing, provided, of course, there Is somebody on a base. Will Use the Spit Ball. The "spit ball" will be used bya majority of the pitchers this season and there will be but few .300 batsmen, says the Sporting News. Direct legislation against this styje of delivery is practically out of the question, but restriction of the limits of the strike space will result In the abandonment of the most effective ball ever employed by a pitcher. The "spit ball" which Invariably breaks below the waist would, go out of commission If the lower limit for a strike were the hip of the batsman. There has been so much Im provement In pitchers, that legislation In necessary to savo the batting department of the game. English Oars, Australian Stroke. Typical English oars and an Australian stroke are being used by the Harvard crews. The English blades are an Inch narrower and three Inches longer than the old Sheas. Their weight half a pound mqre than the old oars, but the Increased length assures a quicker recovery and catch. Captain Fllley and Coach Wray are now spending their time settling the men In the boats and thoroughly sifting the qualifications of every candidate. Castro a Disappointment. Castro, who played In Portland last sea son, has been a big disappointment In Kansas City. He was tried at short and then In the outfield, but failed to make good in either place. TEN BEST TENNIS FLAYERS FOR FIVE YEARS. 1000 W. A. Goss. C. D. Lewis. M. C. Cheal. F. H. C Andrews. K. A Lelter. P. B. GlfTord. L. B. Wlckersham. , Brandt Wlckershann R. L. Macleay. J. H. Lothrup. -1001 W, A. Goss. C. D. Lewis. Brandt Wlckersham'. L. B. Wlckersham. Wells Gilbert. R. A. Lelter. ' A. B. McAlpin. J. F. Ewlng. H. H. Herdman, Jr.. , L. R. Prince. 1002 W. A. BetheL W. A. Goss. C. D. Lewis. M. a Cheal. Brandt Wlckersham. J. F. Ewlng. L. B. Wlckersham. R. A. Lelter. H. H. Herdman, Jr. A. B. McAlpin. 1003- W. A. Goss. W. A. Bethel. Brandt Wlckersham. J. F. Ewing-. M. C Cheal. L. B. WJckersharrir-, W. O. Rudy. P. B. Gifford. " O. C. Pratt. L. R. Prince. 1904 W. A. Bethel, owe 15 1-6. W. A. Goss, owe 15 1-6. Brandt Wlckersham, owe 1-6. of 15. J. F. Ewlng, scratch., D. Bellinger, scratch. W. O. Rudy, scratch. A. B. McAlpin, scratch. J. H. Smith, scratch. Edw. Morse, receive 3-6 of 15. G. C. Durham, receive 3-6 of 15. LEVY AGAINST COFFROTH Determined Effort Is Made to Blocltf AVhlte-Britt Mill and to Pit Young Corbett Against Hanlon. Those San Francisco fight promoters have at last thrown the fat Into the fire The determination to keep Jimmy Coff roth out of the game has raised such a? tempest that the Grand Jury suddenly awoke to the fact that the boxers who were fighting In the amateur battles in the Bay City were receiving money. Ttsl3 Is really a funny awakening, for every, man and boy In that graft-ridden city knew these boys were getting money for fighting. Yet the fact that the Supervis ors and the Grand Jury began to sit up and take notice Is due solely to the bick ering and scrapping that has been going on among the various fight promoters. In the past three years San Francisco has not seen a fight of any note without a row being kicked up by the fellow who did not get to make the match. These plnheads, men like Morris Levy and a. few more of his kidney, men who have had their share of the promoting pie, are to blame for the condition of the fighting; game at San Francisco. Levy holds a; political job and ever since he became stricken with the fight-promoting game ha has used his position as a wedge to break into giving fights and cause trouble for these who beat him to getting dates from the Board of Supervisors. When Jimmy Coffroth was the big fight promoter, the boxing game In San Fran cisco was In splendid hands. He not only brought together the best fighters In the business, but he saw to It that the public was given a run for their money and was shown some consideration. It was Coff roth that brought Champion Jeffries and Jim Corbett together; Young Corbett and Jimmy Brltt, and In fact arranged all of the big fights held In San Francisco of late that were- really worth seeing. After Brltt had whipped both Corbett and Nel son, It was Coffroth who matched Jabcz White and Jimmy Brltt. Other promoters had tried to bring the English champion across the big pond to fight Brltt and had failed. It took Coffroth almost a year to land White, but he finally did. but In order to get him over on this side Coff roth had to dig up $500 right oft the reel. The moment the match was made, then the knockers tuned their anvils In the key of "E." First they said that White was an old man and that Brltt would tear through him like a Kansas cyclone through a frame shed. Brltt may do this yet, but the Britisher hag made a very favorable Impression on all those who have seen him box. When the critics be gan reporting that White would not ba such an easy- mark for the California, then Levy, Gregglans and others began pulling wires and preventing Coffroth from getting the April date for this fight. They succeeded In blocking It, at least for a time, but Coffroth still declares that he will "pull off the fight on the data scheduled. He has ordered his tickets printed and his advertising matter placed, so it would seem that Coffroth has still another ace In the hole left. He may not get the original date, April 25, but If he does not he will get May 5. One thing is sure. If Coffroth does not pull off this fight, Morris Levy will not bring Young Corbett and Eddie Hanlon together In May. Levy has been too busy: In blocking Coffroth for the latter to al low Levy to pull off this fight. Just how; this fight will take remains to be seen. In San Francisco, of course, both ot tha boys have many friends, but It will not be a battle that will attract much atten tion. Corbett has beaten Hanlon. In fact gave him such a beating that he has never recovered from It. And Corbett has twlea been whipped by Battling Nelson, no there la nothing for the boys to fight ton but the money. Both Hanlon and Cor bett are In the East. Word comes that Hanlon has left Philadelphia for Sarj Francisco, but the whereabouts of tha Denver Nugget Is pot announced. Cor bett's last fight was with Kid Sullivan at Baltimore. Sullivan, who was only a. good second-rater, fouled Corbett In the second round and the best the cx-champlon could do was a draw. This would Indicate that the Denver lad has gone farther back than many supposed. Very little Is being heard from the train lng quarters of Tommy Burns and Dava Barry. They are scheduled to meet in x twenty-round battle at Tacoma, and It should be a slashing good mill. Barry haim't any science, and has very llttlo. ring generalship, but he can take a lac ing. He is fighting all the time a sort of second Joe Grim for the more he is punched the more he comes back for. Bums, on the other hand, Is shifty. Just how clever he Is at infighting and mixing it in the clinches remains to be seen when, he meets Barry. In Burns fight with "Twin" Sullivan, he broke at the com- mand of the referee and did not hit in tha clinches. Once or twice he cut loose aft Sullivan when that worthy continually violated the fighting rules, but failed to hurt Sullivan much. In his fight with Barry, the articles say that each man must protect himself at all times, a stylo of milling that is made to order fos Barry- There has been some foolish talk of ri match between Charley Mitchell, who brought White to thls country, and old John L. Sullivan. Both of these old fel lows mixed in the U)ng ago and a fight between them now would be the silliest kind of a farce. Sullivan today is littla better than a human tub. while Mitchell Is comparatively a well-preserved man. When Sullivan was in his prime Mitchell stood no chance against him. but If by some mischance they should be matched and actually fight, Mitchell would return the winner- Mitchell carries no "alder man" under his vest like the once mighty J. L. S. All that the Englishman would have to do would be to poke a couple into Sullivan's protrusive front and It would be curtain for the big fellow from Bos ton. Mclvune Good at Second. McKune. who fills In at second whila Mohler is' away, made a successful one handed stab at a ball which brought the 6500 people to their feet the other day. Ha Is playing the difficult cushion In grand style. His throwing to first Is just about the right caper, also.