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Bringing Up Father
Copyright, 19)4. International
Drawn for The Bee by George McManus
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Omaha to Bend a Number of Teams
to the Meeting tlint in to Be
II eld In Minneapolis Next
Laitt week was a disastrous one for the
leading teams In the bit league. The
Luxu team was hit the hardest when
it was forced to give up the lead of the
Omaha leaguo to tho Wroth'a Cafe team.
The Brodegaard's Crowns, Commercial
league leaders, were .administered a
stinging defeat of three games by the
Frank's Candy Kids.
In the Gate City league several teams
ore contesting over tho lead of that or
ganization. The Frank's Colts and Stort
Triumphs both lost their matches, while
their nearest competitors, the Mickey
Gibsons, were winning their whole series.
The Martin's Tigers lead of the Mogto
City league was cut down and the South
Omatja lew team and Jotter's Old Age
are crowding iq on them.
The smaller leagues are having excit
ing races and will be undecided until the
last tall Is thrown.
No record breakers were rolled during
the week, but the teams all rolled strong,
The best of these was the S,ies rolled
by the Chris Lycks Tuesday night The
Old Stylo Lagers, Met and Wroth'a Cafe
teams also rolled good games.
For the TearaaMeat.
The announcement and preparation of
the Gate City tournament was the chief
attraction of the week. This tournament
is to bo held under the auspices of the
Gate City league and Is for the benefit
of the aeeead class leagues that ara not
strong enough to compete with tho
sharks In the Rooster and City tourna
ments. A meeting waa called lost Sun
day by Mr. Hoffman to formulate rules
and to set the date for the event. Rep
resentatives were present from the Gate
City, Fairmont Creamery, Clan Gordon.
Knight of Columbus, Standard OH,
Omaha Gas, Sunderland Bros, and "Lith
ographers leagues, git was decided to
clos6 the- entries -at- midnight, February
15, and to open tho tournament Saturday
tilght, February ZL entrance fee is to
be SO cents a man, for each event In or
der that the contestants be placed on an
equal footing a handicap system will be
used, with a basis of 146 to 170, no player
to receive mjre than twenty-five pins a
gome. All the events are to be rolled on
the Morrlkon alleys. The tournament of
ficials expect an entry list of twenty-five
Xlve-man teams, seventy-five seta of
doubles and ISO singles. This will make
n large cash prUe list and in addition to
this other prU.es have been secured.
In Another Week.
Just one week more and the Omaha
teams will be rolling la the big Interna
tional tournament which opens at Min
neapolis next Wednesday night Teams
from all the large cities of the middle
west have entered. Chicago haa entered,
ulxteen teams, Milwaukee twelve, Duluth
eight, Sioux City seven, Madison, Racine
and Mver&l ether Wisconsin cities have
entered their strongest teams. Des
Mela has entered two teams and Yank
ton, 8. D will be represented. In addi
tion to these Minneapolis and St Paul
have entered teams. All of Minnesota's
many bowling towns wilt send at least
one team and Winnipeg, Canada, will
send two team.
Omaha to Be There.
Omaha will also contribute Its share of
teams. Three strong lineups leave in a
special car over the Northwestern next
Saturday night They are the Mets, with
Captain Conrad. Denman, Firestone, C.
Weekea, C. Johnson and Neal; Btora
Triumphs, with Captain Dober. Shaw,
Fits, O, Johnson, Cumlngs and Cain!
Wroth'a Cafe, with Captain Fanton.
Xrn, K. Sclple, Terrell, J. Jarosh and
Next Friday night the Jetters Old Ago
of South Omaha leave with Captain
BrUga, Chadd, Hull, Fltsgrald, Peter
son, Koch and Kelley.tn the line up. Tha
Jetttr's roll their five-man match Satur
day night and their doubles and singles
on Bunday. ,
The Omaha teams roll their team
matches Sunday night and their doubles
and single, on Monday.
These lineups contain the best bowlers
in the city and they will well be able
to hold up Omaha' name as a strong
The Minneapolis and St Paul bowler
have held this tournament for seven
consecutive year and are familiar with
the visiting bowlers' wants and needs.
On account of their long experience they
will -provide the best of entertainment
for the visiting teams,
Knight of Columbus League Mond
Browning-King Co. against Murphy D
It. Uoimueio.a Co. aita.tuit Puritan Lun
dry, McQuillan Hat against Ilanley
Booster League Tuesday? Beacon Press
against Ltlsy. lirtw.de H'chUniU
gainst Mutual life Insurance Co., Elks
Club against Chris Lycks, Clara Belles
against Field Club.
HundeMand Bros. League Wednesday;
Regular team schedule.
Uaaaha LeagueThursday; Luxu
against St raxos.
Oarlaw Alley, Seath OmhB.
Magic City League Monday; Culklna
Tailors against Stock Tards National
"j-V Pr- th Orr-aha Ire tVv against
Illnchey Lads. Thursday: Jotter's Old
Age against Uncle Sam s Vets, Martin's
Tigers against the White Sox.
Fairmont Creamery League Monday:
Better Butter ngalnst Diadem, Liquid
Gold against Puritan Broilers, Dcllcla
against Fairmont Farms. i
Gate City League Tuesday: Rogan'a
Faltaff against X-IUys, Frank's Colts
against 'Mickey Gibsons. Thursday. Fra
ternal Order of Eagles No. 38 against
Btori Triumphs, Pete Lochs against Field
Lithographers' League Wednesday:
Recn Printing Co. against Epaten Trans
fers, Epsten Pre against Omaha Print
lng Co., Klopp Bartlett against Lyon En
gravers. Omaha League Thursday: Met against
Omaha Gas League Friday: Intensos
against Dispatchers, Does against Com
fort Irons, Hot Plates against Tar Babies.
Standard OH League Monday: Polartns
Auto OH against Crown Gasoline. Mica
Axle Greoso against Perfection Oil.
Commercial league Monday: Beselln'
Trademarks against Jabox Cross, Jotter's
Old Ago against Brodegaard's Crowns.
Wednesday: Frank's Candy Kids against
Tracy's LoTrudns, Rumohr's Old Taverna
against Quick Serves.
rocks against Pete Loch, Jrs.. MogulUnjis
against Ortman's Bakers. Friday: Kdel- ,
weiss against imgo V, nut, Drozda's
Knnos ngnlnst Clgnrmakrrs' Blue Labels.
Clan Gordon League Thursday: Regu
lar team matches.
Omaha Leaarue Thursday: Corey-Mo-Kentlcs
against Old I Style Lagers.
ttnirn of the IlnvFlrm.
The Standard Oil all-stars are looking
for games with any other second class
Slnco rolling 6U Thursday night, Carl
Johnson has decided to stick to the ten
That 3,103 score plied up by the Chris
Lycks lost Tuesday night was rolled by
four players and a straw man.
With Martin deolared the Booster league
champion, this makes twice in succession
he has won the big city tournament
Joe Dober is up and around again ready
to leadhl Store Triumphs team back
Into the lead of Jha Gata City league.
Jack Cobry announces that his Browning-King
team is In tho field for special
matches with any team in their class.
It 1 about time those Grand. Island
bowlers wore playing their return games
with the Clara Belles and the Stors Tri
umphs. Indifference seems to be the cause of
ono or two Omaha, bowling .teams not
making the showing that they are capa
ble of making.
Wood Hartley Is out with a challenge
to play any bowler in Omaha on the
Metropolitan atleyn any number of games
for a llttlo sldq bet
King, alias "fling," the peer of iall
bowlers, left town last Week as quick as
he came. He has started a school of
instruction on bowling, out in. Denyet
It seems as though everybody H- tiklrijr
an interest .In flier bowling gam.The.'
Council Bluff and Omaha Ddf .achodl
had an interesting match last week, and
Intend to roll another at an early date, .
A far as the schedule is concerned,
about all the Booster league doubles and
singles could legitimately be protested.
A few five-men matches could also bo put
on the list
The race In the aGte Cltv leasrue s one
ot the best ever witnessed In Omaha. The
first four teams are all In a bunch and
even the last team ot tho list could win
the flag if it showed a burst ot speed.
"Doo" Needham is tho Johnny Kllng
of Omaha bowlers. Two weeks ago he
announced his retlfkment from the game.
However, Doc's name has been appearing
regularly In the league's lineup slnco the
The Chris Lycks are signing all comers.
The Jatest additions to their ranks, are
Terrell and Shields. On account of a
rule in the Booster league prohibiting
the signing of more than threa A clans
leaguers, these two have been protested.
The Gate City lcacua officers In hand.
ling their tournament intend to profit by
wio very low misiaxes mode by the
Booster league officers. Thev inct in
have a regular schedule, and to stick to it
throughout the tournament regardless of
conditions. If a bowler is scheduled to
bowl and dots not show urx. ha will tnr.
felt his chance to roll.
BENSONS AREREAL PIRATES
Make Big Jump to Top of Commer
cial Basket Ball League.
OTHERS DROP DOWN THE LIST
Unable to Meet the Terrible On
Innght of' the Suburbanites
and Sink Lower In Per-centnetea.
Advanoes a Brand
New Sales Theory
W. It. Huffman, Omaha distributor for
the HumpmobUe, has a theory that
break down the false barrier of "class"
In selling motor cars. Mr. Huffman con
ducts his business on the basis that a man
who has bought a high-priced car not only
mlgh. buy a low-priced car, but actually
The man who owns & big, costly car,"
said Mr. Huffman, "must pay moro to
operate it than the man who owns a
small car. Although the car may har-
montie with hi social position, it costs a
good deal more money to run (t, and even
It the man can afford It, there is no rea
son why he should not effect -an econ
omy If possible.
'Perhaps much -of the sen-ice of the
car Ij rendered 'to the man's wife' In
trips around town and in shopping. But
It does not require much argument to
convince a man that it cost lea to run
a email car and that It Is a very desir
able vehicle to use in short trip around
town. Of course, when the owner and
his wife want to take, what you might
call a 'regular ride,' they probably can
see nothing but the 'classy car, but for
errands about town and short trips, a
little car fills Uie needs. Of course, we
know that the little car will do the big
car's work on all occasions, but we would
not recommend that to the owner, for it
might result in no sale at all.
"In proof that this sale theory is cor
rect, we have made quite a number of
sale to men who are willing to supple
ment their large cars with smaller one.
Standing of the Commercial league
P. W. L. Pet
Benson's Pirates 8 7 1 .873
Magee & Deomers 0 5 1 ,8X1
Nebraska Telephone 8 C 8 .023
Omaha High school 6 s 3 .600
Bellevuo college 7 8 4 . 429
Omaha National bank 7 1 6 .143
Bee Publishing company. .0 0 6 .000
Last week wo not a merry one for
local basket-ball fans .who take things to
heart, for at the end ot the week a team
that .started the season bad is now at tho
head, with excellent prospect of copping
the championship. The Pirates are now
leading the league and are going at a
break-neok clip, playing In better form
than any team In the organisation. Six
straight victories in a row, and most of
thorn by decisive score, lias given rise
to the feeling that the Pirates are more
than a match for any of their opponents.
Not only are tho Pirates playing to
gether In stellar fashion, but the Ne
braska Telephone flVe have also started
to climb the ladder. Tne wire-talkers
havo acquired George Parish, the sensa
tional forward, who has been! playing
with tho University of Omaha, and as a
result have-started in digging harder
than eVer to take a place near tho top
of the league before the season comes
to an end Every day last week tho tele
phono mon engaged in the hardest kind
of .prucUoo, benefitting - their team, work
and. .goal shooting Parish took the place
of Hutchinson, former University of Ne
braska basket ball captain.
EVer since the season opened the Ma
gee & Deemers have led tho league, but
last Saturday the Pirates put a crimp in
their championship aspirations by taking
them down to defeat
Thoio n Hard Lack.
Trouble of all sorts has hit the Omaha
High school, the team that looked as if
Iff would have an easy race of it this year.
Mark-Hughe la out of tho game because
qf ieffpifi ittjee liyub' SoveJ-al others of
their men nro-. not playing up,-to the 'best
of form apd a mjmbo-r"'of -fjMrior ftrU
have hampered 'the) school lads. They
have by far llie most aggressive ways,
but the nights when they display excel
lent team work, it seems as if their goal
shoot'ng is particularly bad. In several
of their games they have lost out only
by the narrowest margin.
A sort ot Jlrm Is On the Bellevue team.
It Is well knowh that the collegians have
the best passing team In tho league, and
also ono of the closest guarding team.
But somehow they have a lot of trouble
in winning a game, even though several
of their players are leading the Individual
averages in tne number of points made.
me Omaha National team anri h Tt
Publishing five have not had much of a
look-in up to the present time. Though
they have battled gamelv thev hav hn
worsted in noarly all their contests. Both
icanio nave maan wonderrui Improvement
in the floor during tho last few weeks,
but With tho clot nf tn ,. i.
month their Improvement has come too
There, is a decided advanrmn- in th.
oonduot of the players and fans toward
the referee. The casual spectators have
on more than ono occastnn pivn tha.'
opinion of tho referee, as have also many
oi me piayers. There Is less crabbing
going on In the gamea. the team
down to play from the first whistle until
For the first time of thm immii ,mi..
ion wa charged last Saturday, About
.wu m nen in, wnicn will be used in
buying a trophy for the league winner.
STIEHM'S YM OF RULES
(Continued from Page One.)
liases Makes Aaaertlona
Manager Huggins ot the Cardinals has
now signed nearly alt ot hi players and
ucr'arta lm vv 11 not liiw a man
to the game after he haa withdrawn.
lie advocates the return of a player onco
in any nerlod subseatient tn th nn in
which he is removed, believing such a
ensnge would permit the use of more
Players and reduce the possibility ot
serious Physical InJurv hecausa nf
haustlon to the minimum.
The foolishness of the rul vtvlnr tt,
opposing team the bail to kick off after
tne rirst team had failed to kick off
properly in the first two trials waa dem
onstrated in the Iowa game last fall.
Stlehm declare, and the Nebraska mn.
tor suggest that after falling to kick
on property in iwo attempts the op
posing side be given the ball to be put
in play on the forty-Vard line. Stlehm
believes thl would do away with a lot
of horse play which la now seen in col
Abolish Fuut On.
The. practical abolishment of the rulo
permuting me punt out rroro the far cor
nera ot the field f.ir an it,mn . .
goal t another change he suggests. He
oeueve tne attempt for goal should be
made from a point twenty yards out
rrom wnere tne ban was carried over.
Commenting on the forward njs
Stlehm says the beadlness ot playera was
demonstrated in their quickness to take
advantage or tne rule regulating the pen
attv for tha nana. In nu nn ri ra
oclvts the ball tho player ouen, reported
Hoppe Defends His Championship Again
ATHLETICS LOOK THE 6EST
Stand Out Now as Probable Win
ners in American League.
PLAYERS FOR THEMSELVES
Unghcnr of Every MnniiRcr'a Exist
ence la to Get III Men to For
get Their Personal
Willie Hoppe, champion bllllardlst, who
defended his title at 13.2 balk-line against
the veteran, George Sutton, in a match
that took place at the Astor hotel, In
New York City, last Tuesday night,
which Hoppo won In 17 innlngjs, by the
score of COO to 04. Regardless of thti out
come ot this contest Sutton and Hoppe
will again face each other in a 1,500
point match at 18.2 balk line billiards, to
bo played on February 23, 24 and 25, at
the Hamilton club in Chicago, for 31,000
a side and a purse of 3700.
PUG OUTGROW HIS CLASL
Willie Ritchie Unable io Train
Down to Required Weight
NONE IS A KNOCKOUT STAR
Not a Llghttreight Before Pnblio at
Present Time Who is Consist
ent Enough to Dorrn All
to throwing the ball on the ground, thus
losing nothing but one down.' He sug
gests a change so the present rule would
apply only within the ten-yard line of
the opponents, having the ball put in
play from the place where the pass was
attempted. Ho declares that in all other
particulars the forward pass is most
satisfactory and Is to bo commended, tor
encouraging generalship, nltertness, and
quickness of action.
Stlehm thinks the agitation for the re
moval ot coaches from the sidelines 1
all uncalled tor. He thinks the question
ot sideline coaching 1 entirely a mat
ter of personal integrity with the coaches
and action prohibiting them from re
maining on the sidelines is a reflection
on their Integrity. The need of the coach
on the sideline to watch substitutions, ac
cidents, rules, official and all other de
tail of the game la obvtotis.
The Nebraska coach doe not believe
there 1 an occasion for the revival of
the old position of field Judge. He be
lieve the present system la satisfactory
and declares there were no games in
the Missouri valley where complaint
could fairly be made against the officials.
With the Bowlers
Paxton A Gallagher League.
1st. Id. M. TnlAl.
Gerlu 1M 16$ lfij 4
winkelmah 14S 132 1st 4
Jenkins , U3 13S 117 378
Totals 411 433 413 1.292
1st- id. M. Tnl
Chiles 134 U3 173 459
Tracy 103 los 141 353
ienahan IK 163 113 iZi
Totals SO ia 437 L2S5
Ist-a 2d. 3d. Total.
Abraroson IS) 143 S2 .tti
8m!th 123 107 03 330
Colberg 140 176 147 440
Totals , 410 424 W7 1.163
1st. 2d. 3d. Total.
Runa t 143 157 136 4S6
Glenger , 1S3 131 Its 437
Callahan 173 163 156 437
Totals 473 457 492 MM
Pitcher Report Early.
Wllbert Robinson returned to Brooklyn
lost week after hi playcr-ilgning expedi
tion to make final arrangements for the
Dodgers' spring training trip. Notices
were sent out at once to "Nap" Rucker,
Pat Ragon and Ed Reulbacn, .pitchers,
and Tex lirwln. catcher, to be at Hot
Springs. Ark, on February IS. On Marco
1 the players will report at August (la.
U. OP 0. TWMS KEARNEY
Opens .Basket Ball Season with Vic
tory Over Normalites.
TO FRONT THIRTEEN TO SIXTEEN
Kaphnliata Unable to Shoot. Basket
When Titer Had Chance, Though
Their Team Work Wa'a Far
The University of . Omaha opened tta
home basket ball season last evening by
defeating tha Kearney Normal school at
the former" gymnasium, 13 to 11 The
Omaha team took the lead after a few
minutes ot play and held It by a narrow
margin throughout th first halt, the
period ending S to 10, Both team were
equally matched as to weight but the
Kapltallsta were far superior In their
team work. They more than outplayed
the University five but their inability to
shoot basket when they had the oppor
tunity kept them from a victory. The
visitors played an exceptionally clean
game making only four fouls a against
six for the Omahans.
In the second period the Omaha team
showed up much stronger, both in team
work and in goal ehooting. After Bev
el al minutes ot hard play Jenkins and
Dow of of the Omaha team made goals.
The visitors then brought their total
within one point of their contestants. A
sensational basket by Parish and a free
throw by himself plaoed the Omahans out
of danger. The -score ended 13 to 1&
Jenkins and Parish played stellar games
for the Omahans, each making eight
points. For Kearney KeU at right for
ward played the best game, Davie also
distinguished himself by throwing sensa
tional field goals.
A fair crowd wa present, including a
numebr of Kearney alumni, who greatly
encouraged their playera by rooting.
NEW YORK, Feb. 7. In scanning tho
American league prospects as they loom
up now it is hard to see anything but the
Athletics. Tho Senators no doubt must
be .considered. St. Louis would have to
be considered If it had Walter Johnson
not inferring that without Johnson the
Senators are not & better ball club than
tho Browns, becauto they are by several
blocks, but Walter Johnson Is Just about
50 per cont of the dofenslve strength of
any organization that he is associated
Give Griffith another top notch pitcher
to help out "Joe" Boehllng, who should
do Just as good if not better work this
year than he did last, and Johnson, and
tho Senators would be In a position to
make the Athletics do a Highland fling
all along the pennant highway. But
without this extra pitcher it Is hard to
sea how any assortment of American
tcaguo players as they are now dis
tributed can stop tho onward rush of
Edward Collins, J. Franklin Baker,
Charles Bender. Joseph Bush, Edward
Plank and some half a dozen others
whom Mr. Mack has imbued with a lot
of useful base ball knowledge.
Cleveland won't he any stronger than
it was last season and possibly not as
strong. It was fortunate to finish as
well as it did, considering tho erratic
style of game it played. It would not
bo surprising, however, to see fho Bos
ton Red .Sox show some of the same form
that caught the Athletics napping 'In
1911 and carried the Sox through to a
Ileil Sox n Lncky Team.
It has been said tlmo and again that
tho Red Sox were a lucky team to win
the tltla In the American league. Lots
of critics have vouchsafed tho opinion
that there were at least two other clubs
in the Bamo leaguo that were stronger
than tho Red Sox individually and col
lectively. That may be true arid it may
hot 'It stands to reason, however, that
a'teahi to grab a title and then boat
the best that the National league cbuld
send against it had to have at least an
inkling of what bats and gloves are
Tho Red Sox were not In their stride
last season. There was too much Internal
dissension too much team politics to
permit of base ball being played. Every
ono seemed to bo pulling 1n the wrong
direction'. Things are different now. "Bill"
Carrlgan appoars to be popular with the
players and that, means a great doal. If
a manager stands ace high with his ball
players he can get' them to do a lot
of work on tho ball field that they might
otherwise shirk without Jarring their rep
utations. In other words, when a manager
Is liked by his players it ia found that
thero are fewer "average playera" on the
Play for Themselves.
"Avej-age players'as they arejlied,
are players who are always playing for
their own averages. In the field they will
not try fr the hard ones because thoy
realize that if they don't get near the
ball they can't be very well charged with
ah error. Whereas, If they do try hard
for it and get in front of the ball and
then, boot it the official scorer la apt
to charge a mlscue opposite their names.
At bat they don't like team play when
it is essentia to do something that'wiU
not boost their averages. In' this way
they may be able to bat near tho .300
class, but they are not as valuable to
a club as the player who is only hitting
.270, but "play the game." They are not
good batters for hitting behind the base
Of ail the teams, however, Washington
has the best chance of overthrowing the
Athletics, if their throne is to be pulled
from under them during tho coming sen
son. The Senators "pack" a lot ot base
ball abUity around with them, and if
they can get away a little better than
they . did lost season they make quite
a fuss, it they had started like they
finished last year "Connie" Mack would
haVe needed every ounce of. strength in
a final drive to pull through.
L.Q P. Selby
FEENEY OF ST.- LOUIS
TO MANAGE SUPERIOR
SUPERIOR, Neb., Feb. 7. tSpeclal Tel
egram.) President Roy King of tho Su
perior leaguo base ball team received a
m.esago today from James Feeney ot
St Louis accepting terms as manager
here. He comes with the recommenda
tion ot Scout Barrett. George Stephens,
pitcher, who was sold to Omaha last
vear. ia vliltlnc hero. Ha haa slimed un
! with Omaha and wiU report as soon as
i his school is out
NEW YORK, Feb. LIt ia now Inti
mated by those close, to Willie Ritohle
that inability to make the weight la the
ono and only reason for tn champion's
prolonged idleness. As already pointed
out, this seema to be the most logical
and piobable reason for Ritchie's strange
actions. Ritchie dreads to acknowledge
that he has outgrown the class, aa. that
would mean sacrificing the title.
In setting the date ot his match, with
Murphy in April, Ritchie hoped to en
counter more favorable weather' for
weight reducing. It Is probable also that
he figures that Murphy, becoming im
patient at so "many delays, will finally
consent to meet him at catch weights
rather than lose the match altogether.
A strange state of affairs will come, to
pass' if Ritchie is forced to step aside
without being defeated. Electing a now
champion seems to be a most difficult
matter, Judging by the length of time it
takes to fill the vacant wolter-and middle
weight thrones. Were the lightweight
division also without a leader champion
ship matches would be decidedly scarce.
While it Is true that there are m6re
good lightweight than there are stars in,
the heavier divisions, there 1 no light
weight before tho publlo at present who
is consistent enough to tear through all
.opposition. None of the present stars
Is a knockout Leach Crdsa. Is. the near
est approach to one,, but he would moke
small headway against Freddie Welsh
and Jack Brltton.
Brltton and Wejsh ore consistent win-
ners of "popular decisions,", but -seldom
RCnrn nr:ltvA iHr(nila. n ...i am
.. ..w.v.awk VIU
ago would, overtake them before either
could hope to obtain referees'- verdicts
over all the contenders.
Still, as difficult as it Is to becomn
ChamDlon throuirh nnniilnv i'limnHnn
It has be'en done. Gunboat Smith, has
.waaea tnrough all the white hopes Until
none can Tleny his right to the leading
honors in that class. But Gunboat ac
complished this by knocking out his
victims. Decisions were not necessary
with him. Had he been forced to depend
on popular decisions his claims would
not amount to much.
The exact rating of Battling Levlnsky
Is a question still unsettled to tho satis
faction of ring followers. He lost pres
tige when outpointed by Bob McAllister,
but the latter victory was merely a
technical one. Levlnsky was not hurt
in tho least and there is llttlo doubt that
ho would havo won had the bout been
long enough for his superior endurancn
to count Tho affair merely proved that
Levlnsky is not tho greatest boxer In
the world. How good a man it will take
to put him down for the count remains
to be seen.
Get Pew Scratches,
So for he ho come through al his bat
tles without suffering anything worse
than a few scratches. It Is ,c-n this ac
count that placing Levinsky is so pus
hing. Levlnsky pot .only ha a strong
defense, but also the ability to with
stand the hardest kind of knocks when
he falls to escape all that comes his way.
On the offense, however. Levlnsky is
not In the least Impressive and unless
ho can develop a more convincing wal
lop ho is not likely-, to become a serious
factor In heavyweight affairs.
Apparently Gunboat Smith intend to
make himself as exclusive as any of the
champions. Gunboat now claims th
right to exact guarantees and to in
vestigate the rating of all opponents to
see whether they are worthy of his
distinguished consideration before sign
ing articles. In fact he means to ex
ercise oil the prerogatives umiatlv enn.
ceded a tltla holder. All of which makes
it. apparent that Gunboat Is going to be
far less Interesting as a champion than
he was when merely a private in the
Next to his unique hitting ability,
Gunboat's Willlnsnpaa tn t.L.
comers without unnecessary '.fuss' ' has
"kkmi nsjei -As long, as he
pursued that course, and won all his
bouts ho could afford
critics. He had only to point to his
rrcora to reruie ail that might be said
against him. He should fhlnir it v.
fore changing his ways.
Field coals: Kell (2). Davies fl). Saund.
ers (1), Jenkins (4), -Parish (2). Foul goals
thrown. Kell (1). Parish (2). Fouls com
mitted: Kearney, 4; Omatpa, 6. Referee;
Burford. Umpire: Ritchie. Timekeeper:
High. Time of halves; Twenty minute.
Substitutes; Randolph for Saunders;
O'Toole In the Fold.
Marly, the "high-priced one," the
'fAppendlxleoa," or otherwise known as
Marty O'Toole, waa the twenty-fourth
Plrae to have affixed hi signature to a
Tennta Champa Beaten.
PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 7. Jay Gould
of New York and W. H. T. Huhn. the
national court tennis double champions,
were defeated here today in a soedal
match with Joshua Crane and O. R,
Fearing of Boston by three aeta to one,
Th score were 6-6, 6-2, 4-6. 6-3. Gould
and Huhn recently defeated Crane and
Fearing In Boston.
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