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REOAHDLESS ot Ml other conald
eratlons. General linn Johnson
onco mors has walked up the.
hill and then walked down again.
Ban Is bluffing too much for tho good
ot his reputation. Undoubtedly, the.
Kraft case was settled both In accord
ance with correct principle and popu
lar judgment. Too long have tho mat;,
'nates cajoled, deceived and arbitrarily
' disposed of players. Otherwise, there
.would' bo no Players' Fraternity or Fed
1 oral leaguo today. The Boo for yearn
riaiT denounced tho flagrant Injustice or
majors ehlppipg a. young player, It took
up from the minors, wherever It pleased
' when he failed to make good, regord
, less ot his wishes or Interests. -By what
, rule or principle of Justice. Is Brooklyn
'Justified In sending Kraft to Nashville
at $300 a month when a provloUs contract
J1 called for i0 a month ut Newark? Why
1 Ban Johnson should have risen up on his
' hind legs, to defend such a deal is a
' mystery. The National Commission la
' put In tho attitude of a complete and
' Impressive surrender, for Kraft went to
, Newark 'at the advance salary and got
flvo weeks' back pay, whllo Nashville
1 was reimbursed' $i,6W by the Bbbets,
t who own both Brooklyn ond Newark.
'There's your community of 'Interest In
; base ball, too. President Gllmoro ot the
, .Federal leagtje says this was not the
Federal's affair. Perhaps" not, but with
1 tho Federal league hanging like an oml
! nous cloud over them, tho major mag
' nates knew mighty woll it "was tlmo for
; them ,td "head In." Had tho Players'
i Fraternity not won lta fight- most
' Hjiectacular triumphMio result would,
have, been tho complete ascendancy pf
. tho Federals.'' The players,, manifestly,
were united behind Fultz. ThaCs what
brought Ihe National Commission to Its
knf$ so s'pe
lt'tosson;lherc.lB. thJitV,niuclirtto 1)e.t6a1d.
Pres'ldeiitN Terief:, a raU6nal man,' says
tho war. Is ..not over. Poeslbr not, but
a Very Impressive battle has been won
by "the en;my.. How many more it will
tuk? to end hosttllties and brlntr all ele
menla together Into' a compact union, wo
do not know. "Wo guess, however, the
Kraft cases will bo fewer and farther
llwe.cii from now on. w'Uv. the Chaie,
Johnson and ten-day .clause casea addod,
it was a bad week fot organized base
ball. No, not a bad one, but a good
one provided organized and disorganized
base- ball learn the leason of the week.
Tho lack ot mutual obligation In the
ten-day? clause has killed that Joker In
ball- players' contracts, by whleh tne
ewher has held tho whlp-hond so long.
,Tne rulings In tho, Johnson and Chase
cages would seem, t settle' It. Lck:ot
mutual obligation 'would Kill anything In
tended to be legal. Again organlze-ball
has ieen taught a lesson. One by one,
every step In tho procetalon ot the
hrcach now existing between organized
and unorganized base ball has been due
t.i this very" Bathe' principle on the part
of the magnates. We believe In organi
zation, but havo contended from the
first that It could not survive some ot
the, crimes practiced , In Its name; The
'; booner this whole matter comes to a
ilim'ux of mutual understanding tho bet
ter for all concerned. Had the players
Veen getting what was diHrthem, things
' would! not . be .as they are naw.
Bafec.'iiaUfans and -sport -writers are
' often sPUt tb. it fo'r nicknames for the
different jjtealfts. There is Topeka, for
' Instartc" iik is sometimes called the
Kaws.'b'u't thit Is not significant enough.
Kanuis City, 'tnlght be, has beer, called
' the same riiphonous name. The' Jay
'' hawkers ,wtHlTiot "do. That might apply
" to any Kansus 'teamr VJclilta, for ln-
, Mance. Tho Prohlbs the same. We would
suggest that Topeka be known here after
as "Copley's Clowns?." Tho name was
. suggested to yours truly by the players
themselves la the Jast gam?, or farce, in
which they took part In Omaha, And
yet there Is ono thing the matter with
this name; clowns are usnally funny, at
least 'they are paid to be Jfunny, while
these fellows were disgustingly silly and
aro paid to play ball. Rapp In Jeft and
the man, .BeJslB', In the pitcher's bor,
were the. chief off enters. ,r They b$th
made JaeUassos of themselves. We nevef
say anythlnsjfo-ecpjal It on, any -diamond
and rwhy tJio umplrs , permitted It, .es
pecially Since ae pitcher's idiotic didoes
seriously . Intertcrred. with, the interest
and progress of the. game. Ji beyond 'our
kenr Fans -all over 'the stands expressed
continual disgust and such statements' as
this were general; "If that was In a
major league that d d fool would be
canned so quick It would make his head
swim." Itelslgl's antics consisted chiefly
in walking out and around the box in a
' 'foolish 'manner and holding (lie ball,
throwing dust in the air, making silly
remarks to fanpr-lt was ladles' day as a
: U-yarold boy ' might do In trying, to
"Show ' df f,'" a(iil maktng himself repul-
slve, generally, and in the meantime, In
getting lammed all oyer the lot Why,
: we repeat, any umpire, puts up with (his
" fctuff'we do not know. He doesn't ha.ve
' to, even though there be managers like
Dick Cooley, who sit on tho bench and
r laugh at it. What Codey wanls'to do is
a little base ball,, ir;tlvitrB:, possible.
Thb ' gap . crested- at first by tho dls
Pcnsinf of Jim Kane e$nvi to have been
rrfiva irr the ftlfc xhnrisfSf-V'u
and better yet, this boy
Strong for a Girls' Rowing Club
i p i i t a. i i ' i iws rr t hj a n i mil in- a i -v. wrv -i su w sa , i x.
"AH A UTTIE
SHOULD NOTIFY OF CHANGES
Fans Sore on Tennis Who Announce
One Place and Play Elsewhere.
DISAPPpiNT2"U AT FORT OMAHA
Tito Thouond Follnvrers of Aran,
teur Dnae Ball r.o Out tn l)la.
iiHinit, Only to I.enrn Buttle
ny FRANK UUIOI.ISV.
There is alwa)' room for censure
among tho amateurs so hero goes for a
email hammer play, which Is not In
tended for all the magnates, Just for the
ones that utlllto tho space In these col
umns for the purpokii of fooling the ones
that go out to sco them display their
wares. If ono Sundajl ever goes by when
every amateur game is played as tho
magnates report. , the writer will hold It
forever In grateful remembrance. lie
cently permission was secured by a cer
tain manager to stage a game at Fort
Omaha tnnd he changed his thought res
ervoir without notifying the party that
has ehargo ot tho diamond. Approxi
mately 2,000 fans" trotted out to Fort
Omaha to see this mix, which failed to
materialize. Twice this same thing has
happened at Fort Omaha.
Bosses, dd ypjt ever stop and think
What it means to switch to. a diamond
different than reported? Fans that like
to see your team in action go to the
place where you aro supposod to play
and not finding you at home lose out
on an afternoon's recreation, Think It
ttver and you will find that It la far from
being just and equitable.
Thlnps Looked Utoonir.
Madam Bumor hud It that the City
league was about to tip Its cady to the
undertaker! prior .to the meeting held by
the City leaeuers last week. Even at the
meeting matters looked dark and dismal
bscause the leaders ot the Murphy Did
Itsanjd th Advos Tolled to ring in. Ro
pVfta'lwBlr bodh KolhSthe. rounds that
the Advos were In the cemetery and that
the Murphys were going to quit the
league, After a thorough Investigation
It was ' brought to the surface that the
Murphy Did- Its were anxious to collide
with an -out-of-town team and that they
were willing1 to forfeit a game to be cxr
tended this privilege, and that the Advos
aro 'the liveliest dqad bunch in the world.
The P. A. C'h are anxious to enter the
leaguo, but they will have to be contented
on the waiting list From tho way things
loom up at 'the present writing thveomi
now In the City league will be on deck
when the asbestos drops, which will be
Sunday, August 9.
Having Some Trouble.
Those Metropolitan leaguers are hav
ing oodles ,of ' trouble Things looked
rather dubious for them and they might
have proved disastrous It It liadVt been
for tho timely work ot Loo Fjoloy, the
leader ot the Imperials. When ho looked
over the situation ho Immediately got In
communication with thegenerals ot tho
various teams associated with tho afore
mentioned league and after talking tlio
matter over they upanlntously decided to
drop tho Victors. The Victors, because
they went to the jwall and tho chances
wero fellnv for thorn to reorganize. They
were figuring on throwing tho O. D. K. s
out, but their case has boen adjusted to
the satisfaction ot all concerned. A now
president was elected to fill the gap left
open by tho departure of Everett McAl
lister and as Lawrence Kelly resigned as
acretary. a now pent vras- pushed Into
his shoes. Hereafter Fred Krleba will be
the high mogul of the Mats and Leo
Foley will hold down the secretary chair.
The new team that will be christened
today Is the West Side Electrics. They
will float in with an average of .600. This
was agreed on by the magnates. Now
that this league has a live wire at the
helm they ought to be able to pick their
way without much trouble until tho bell
One Problem to Face.
When the Boosters congregated last
week they only had one problem to fig
ure. It was the -settling of the differ-
Bchllebner. is, like Kane, some sticker
He has already played a lot of winning
ball and Is expected to keep it up.
Omaha fans whb watched his work
will regret that Joo Ward could not get
into foim and stay on the team. He
was a hard, clean player, a faithful bat
ter, but had a sore arm which kept hln)
from going his pace.
Marty Krug shows his quality by play
ing on the infield as well as the out In a
crisis and - as much may be said for Dom
Paul Kruger, who Is making a mighty
valuable man of himself for the Rourkes.
The boy Crabb is there. No lad can
pitch the ball he did against Denver in
Omaha and Lincoln in this fifteen-inning
game at the capital and not be there.
And yet all these years Charley Murphy
et aU Insisted ths .ten-days clause was all
right And the courts say it Is not Oh,
the' courts must be wrong.
It does seem tb us that we ought to
w(n even more games .tiian'we are with
the team wo. now. have. , ,
President Hemstead shows his business
acumen by signing up air the Giants he
wishes to keep now.
BEAUTY A.ND." .-, J IW I GET IN AMD . . O) flfW 1 1
PIIKSIDENT HAN JOHNSON OF THE- AMB1UCAN LEAGUE, CLAIIENCE KH AFT OF NEWAIIK
FULVi 1MIEHIDBNT 1'I.AVElia' FKATEHN1TV.
NEW YOrtK. July 23,-David Fultz,
president of the Players' fraternity, called
a strike of all National and American
leaguo players under contract for
Wednesday, provided the -National com
mission had not before that time re
scinded its ruling in the case of Clarence
ences between tho Krebbs and a few of
the other contlnmnts. The only thing
any of tho teams hnd against the Krebbs
was that they used their windpipes too
Ktmnc- crabblnr and as the Krebbs Prom
ised not to open the faucets so strong
they wore allowed to stay In the league.
Tho Dundee Woolen Mills Itcsorves, the
team with the strong kick against the
Krebbs, failed to havo a representative
at tho meeting.
This city Is at least tho proud pos
sessor of a pair Of leagues that have
practically no trouble, namely. tho Sat
urday Class A league and tho "Mercan
tile league. Thoy aro composed mostly
of old heads that were taught years ago
that arguing about every little matter is
Just a was to of time.
Bird of tho Wogmans is sure a bird at
The Luxus squad held Dennlson, la., to
To date Springfield, Neb., has copped
eight out ot nine games.
Back of the willow the Krcbb Transfers
have a cuckoo In Hwartz.
To date tho Armours have only been
punotured twice this season.
For the Omaha Qua Co. squad Arthur
Westerpard Is twirling great ball.
Here of late Dutchlo Mart Flanagan
has been running wild on the bases.
On the slab the Trimble Bros, say thoy
have a peacherino In Olon jHunt) Smith.
Manager Hermonsky of the Brown Park
Pharmacy brigade Is still as gamo as
Hereafter Johnnie Danze will hold down
one of the pastures for the F. M. Valen
tines. Those Wahoo boys trimmed a bunch
from Lincoln to the tuno ot 17 to 0 last
Hazen of the Dundee Woolen Mills put
a crimp in the Mlnden (la.) team last
What do you know about the F. M.
Valentines picking- up eight games
Everything Imaginable has turned up to
keep Clink Clutr from icing the rag in the
Now the Townsends have hooked KUne,
formerly with the Dundee Woolen Mills
and K. & Ms.
Ernest Carey Is the cheese of tho West
Side Electrics To commune with him.
call Harney 477.
Edward fipellman didn't go to New Or
leans. He is now playing In the Wlscon-sln-llllnols
Joseph Adams of the Anclsnt Order
United Workmen team is going to twirl
for Hartlngton, Neb.
nnrkse the Htorz third saeker, wasn t
or Pthe jVlast Sunday, a he was away
spending his vacaUon.
Brooks Tltsworth Is the lad who wl
pllotthe Outlaws. You can converse with
him over Webster M17
Straneo. but nevertheless true, Old
WarhoVse Linn Young Is faster on his
pins this season than last.
V Because his left lamp has been on the
blink Boy Peltman has been unable to
work' for the Trimble Bros,
Up at Petersburg. Nob.. Smoky Orant,
formerly af-soclated with the F. M. Vol
entlnes, la hooking the nloks.
Bernard Probst had his batting toggery
on last Sunday. He sapped three on the
bean to safe territory.
Wolff was tho big firecracker a Blair
during their debate with the Stor. He
twirled a magnificent gam,
Last Sunday the Stars and Stripes tried
out a new pitcher tagged Btlllmoch, He
held the K, fc M.'s to four hits.
Stangle, the speed merchant bitched to
the Alamltos, connected, safely five times
out of sfx times at bat last Sunday.
Although the road was not rocky for
Hockey, the Black Kats' leader neverthe
less blew for Lincoln, Neb,, last week.
Ths correct score of the contest be
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Three Central Figures in Big Base
Kraft. Bun Johnson, boss of the Ameri
can league, met tho ultimatum sent by
Fultz with doflanco and threatened to
havo nil Amerlcnu leaguo parks closed
for tho remainder of the season should
tho players obey the walk-out orders Is
sued by Fultz. Thon tho magnates got
tween fiprlngflcld, Neb., and tho Brode
gaard Crowns last Sunday was 3 to 1.
On the mound Knudaon Is doing admir
ably for the J. H. Bourgeois congregation,
He averages olght strikeouts per game.
Last ttunday up at Fremont Joseph
Adams hold the sluggers stationed there
to ono hit. Some klnker Is Peppery Joel
Two home runs wore made during the
Walter G. Clark-Mlckol's Vlctrolas de
bate, one by Stacey and the other by
For a twlrler that fellow Altman mud
laged to the Chris Lycks, Is some hlt
smlth, Last Sunday ho draw u pair of
fate blows. ,,
In Thoodre Kellner. the West Side Elec
trics have a dandy backatoppor. He has
u. grand urm, a good belfry and is there
with the billy.
Two new gents have been glued to the
West Side Electrics, namely, Paul Murray
for the loft meadow, and Jesse Black for
the hot corner.
For the Auto Itow Chuck areener was
the big noise last Hunday. He made
fourteen beat the atmosphere and only
allowed two hits.
The Western Auto Supply company Is
still In tho field, It you are looking for
troublo with them call Douglas 3041 mid
shout for Edtlman.
Up at Scotland, S. ., Matty1 McGruth Is
urabblng his squares. He in rluhhlng the
pill at a torrlflo pace and Is doing grand
work on bag No. 1.
With the base Intoxioated during the
Auto How-Wood & Adamson debate,
Harry Klener spunked one for permission
to hesltutij at cornsr No. 2.
Hockey, the manager of tho Black
Kats, skipped to Lincoln, Neb., last week.
Hereafter Ovurman will hold the mana
gerial reins for the Kats.
During the Valentlne-Townsend mix
I-angcr got his pedals to working hiu!
when the mix waa over ho hail throe
stolen bases to his credit.
The disputed game between the Mnn
mouth Parks and the Beacon Press will
be settled at tho next meeting of the
Omaha Amateur association.
Last Sunday morning the Black Kats
cancelled n game booked with the Wost
crn Auto Supply company for Sunday aft
ernoon. Pretty short notice.
In all probability the Ancient Order
X nlted Workmen team will play Spring
field at tho Old Settlers reunion to be
held at Springfield In August.
Those Mercantile leuguers had better
keep their lights on the Thomas Klipat.
ricks, for, according to their lender, thoy
are going up the hill from now on.
Beatrice Johnny Andrews twirled an
ele ant gamo for the Alamltos aralnst
Portsmouth, la., last Sunday, only allow
ing the plow followers throo hits.
On bag one Watchtler Is performing like
a leaguer for the J. II. Bourgeois com
bination. His hitting featured the con
test at Arlington, Neb., last Hunday.
Hurry Cubby will probably hme to stick
on the shelf today on account ot being
spiked last Sunday. He holds down
cushion two for the Krebb Transfers.
Approximately 4,000 fans and functus
were on hand last Sunday to witness the
struggle between the Vinton Street Mer
cl ci.ts and tho lirown Park Pharmacy.
For some unknown reason Krelgler
turned from the K & Ms, last Sunday
tnd performed with the Townsends. Ill-
act put the Weed Merchants In the holo,
Pike, a South Omaha lad who twirls for
Plattsmouth. was unable to trim his old
teammates, the Armours, last Sunday.
They secured ten hits off of Mn offerings,
During the Qas company-Alamlto de
bate Pete Lyck put one over the boards
and StAngle put ono under the boards,
which drew transportation for the cir
cuit Vernon won hie own game against MIn
den (la.) last Sunday whon h tickled one
for two bags, with ths bases chucked, and
scored on a low throw to catch him off
i jiuciip ui inu v tun j'rena prrim in imi
labia to club them In the summer. !!
.sapped three, on the oocoa last Bunday,
, one for the limit and a pair for two
. Grossman, formerly with th Anrlent
I Order of United Workmen contingent, Is
. playing left field for Hartlngton, Neb. He
ANIJ DAVID 1.
busy and barked down about as hastily ns
ever anything was done. Ebbctta ot
Brooklyn completed bin deal with Nash
vtlle for the purchase, of Kraft, tind the
player was awarded his five weeks' bnek
pay and continues to draw his full salary
as a inomber of tho Newark club.
has only clubbed seven for the limit slnco
he signed up.
The Dundee Woolen Mills would like to
book a gsmn with the Luxus. Anrlent Or
der United Workmen or Block Kats, They
say they have got plenty of dough for
the spued merchants to grab.
Lately the majority of games .played by
the Farrell Syrups have been In the morn
ing on account of the scarcity of dla
imonds. They are lacking for games. Call
Moshcr at Harney 1MW or Douglas 8TJ,
Ijist week Edward Clair went to Grand
Island to help his brother, Clink, glom
the rag, and tho first mix ho partlt-iputed
In he nearly got his paw cut oft whou an
opponent made a daring slide into home,
According to tho Blair boys, thoy must
havo flubbed tho cars off MoOuIre, but
the box scoro only shows flvo hits for the
entire game. The majority of pitchers
that hold their opponents to flvo hits gen
Guy Holland, formerly with the Ancient
Order of United Workmen team, who lit
now owned by Grund Island, twirled for
Greelry Center last Sunday ngulnst Cen
tral City. He struck out seventeen and
ct i-cri tho gamo by a 2 to 1 koure.
Live List of Games
Games to he played by the locals today:
Workmen against Townsondri, socond
gamo at Fort Omaha.
Vinton Street Merchants against Mon
mouth Parks, first game, Fonlonulle park
Nebraska Auto Hohool against Murphy
Did Its, second game, Fnntenclle nark,
east diamond. If this eunio Is forfeited
to Nebraska Auto School the Vinton
Street Merchants will play th" Mon
mouth Parks a double-header The rea
son for the forfeit Is that the Murphy Did
Its havo a gamo booked with Mlndon, la.
Brown Park Phorinauy against Advos,
first game at Thirty-second and Dewey
Walnut Hill Merchants against Beacon
.Press, second ganiu ut Tlilrty-mcond und
Brodegsard Crowns against South
Omaha Workmen, first game at Fort
Emll Hansens at Springfield, Neb,
Brandvls Stores aguinst Thomas Kll
Patrick Co,, this morning at Fort Omaha.
King-Peck Co. against Browning King
n,, 4 niriy-secono ami J-iewey uvenue,
Drexel Shoe Co. against P. O. Hup-
mounts, uiiris jycu parx, tins morning.
Hoist's Pharmacy aguinst Nourse OH
Co., first game at Chris l.yck park.
Jensen Bros, against Knights ot ,k-Bar-Ben.
Twenty-nlxth and Hurt at 1:20.
Dunuee Woolen Mills Heserve against
Auto Itow, west diamond, Fonteneile
park, first game.
Trimble Bros, against West End Mer
chants, second game, old dlumond, Elm
Fontenultts aguinst West Side Klectrlcti
Thirty-first und Taylor.
Armours at Plattsmouth.
Armour lleserves at Cedar llluffs, Neb-
lmperlalH against O. D. K s. Looking
for u diamond, probably play ut Twenty
first and Mason.
Luxus at Atlantic. Ia.
Htorz at Wahoo, Neb.
Start) and Stripes aguinst liniwrlals,
first gamo at Athletic park, I'ouucil
Joe Smiths agHlnst Avoea, la., second
gamo at Athletic park. Council Bluffs.
Murphy Did its at Mliidnn, Ia.
Krebb Transfers ugalnst Wood & Adam
son, second game at Miller park.
Black Kats at Arlington. Neb.
Alamltos at Schuyler. Nub.
Florence Athletics aguinst Mlckcl'n
viciroias, secona game at riorrnce parK.
Chris Lycks against Dunu'ee Woolen
Mills, second game at Chris Lyok park
J. II. Bourgeois against Council Bluffs
Stolz ut Twenty-first and First avenue
Western Auto Supply at Herman, Nnb.
MontclalrM against West Side Hamblers
at Forty-fifth and Poppleton avenue,
Wagmans against Bainblera at Thirty
first and Amts avenue.
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1 I) UAH OLD l.t'NNO.V
When the tancn ball if over and Hie
luifheon party s past,
When the brl'llfo game Is concluded and
the day Is through at last,
Then mlludy dons her glud tags and
with Inrtnite drlluht,
Sho hops uboaid her limousine and goes
to see a fight.
She goes (o see a prize Cent and alio
sits close to the ring,
Where the lu.aKy drulsers nattle. swap
each jab and poke and swing,
And she cheers them on to action In a
Ismiiinge nil her own,
Which we'ie sure would quite surprise,
you in Its character nml tone.
She will yell with all abundant. "You're
u weakling, hit him hurd.
Do ou think that you aro mixing with
it tub of soft lent lard?
I'se a straight left from Ihe shoulder,
mix It with an uppercul.
Soak him squnroly in the lattice, knocx
the slats put of the mutt.
Willi these words of prise ring fancy
doe milady cull her views,
And shr unrtestnndH the lingo you will
find In fighting news.
And the tens and all the parties are
driven fur foim sight.
When mllndy of society lamps a pnlr
of bruisers fight.
Mr. Mavrogordato of the English Davis
cup team may be a great tennis player,
but he won't make any hit with Head
Can you Imagine what would happen
to that hundlo If It weio put In h box
Krmn esMtern reports It would seem that
the athletes on the Chinese ball loams
now invading this land, are far more
fnmlllar with Ameriunn slang and Turk-
Ish cigarettes than they aro with Mon
golian and chop alley.
If Walter Johnson keepa up his present
record the Swedes ot the country will
soon be willing to admit thai WaUr Is
of Scotch-English descent.
Hint to Golfer.
Don't look up to eco how fur you drove
the ball until you have hit 11-
Ho spoke with cheerful accent,
ilo oi bed the war with gayful eye,
. For you see It make him money,
For he Is a lawyer guy.
A way to escupo Gunboat Smith's alibi.
Waukegun, Wis., blossoms forth with a
MANY CHALLENGING WELSH
New Champion of Lightweights Be
seized by Ambitious Youths.
MIGHT A8 WELL SAVE INK
Briton Not Very MUely to Step Into
lllns Abu I ii Until uch a Time
n Tlicntrlcnl Date
NEW YOHK. July 28.-AS always bap
pern, when a boxing title changes hand,
n flood of challenger Is now being turned
loose against Freddie Welsh, the new
est of champions. At the same time It
Is evident thut tho challengers are wast
ing time and wind If they nre sincere In
their efforts to got a mutch with the
llriton. If thoy are simply seeking a
Jlttle free advertising their efforts may
bear a little fruit. Certain It Is that
there are any .number of lightweights
who would welcome a battle with the
new tltlo-hnlder and his much discussed
"feather duster" blows, It 1 equally
certain that they will get nothing ot the
kind until American vaudeville houses
and Europein music halls cease to offer
templing sutra for many woelily engage
ments. Mn? Fight Itctarn llnul.
Itltchle has some sort of un understand
ing with his conquerer for a bout in
America, but no definite arrangements
have been mado and the chance of such
a bout taking place within the next year,
or possibly two years, I not bright.
There Is no reason to suppose that Welsh
tores for another match, and present
duy boxers are artists when It comes
U putting up barriers when some dan
gerous opponent Is clamurlur for a
match. Bitchlo Is one oxehamploii who
deserve a return engagement. He gave
Wolgost a return battle though Ad was
uer so ooiisldtrute after Battling Nel
son had carried him forty-one rounds
before surrendering the title. Hut If
Willie hopes to get another bout with
Welsh before the present year passes Into
history ho Is likely to be Just as much dis
appointed as he waa when Eugene Corrl
forgot to lift his right hand In the
Olympla ring, Willie Is a great finan
cier and lie may havo to prove himself
a great waiter.
Klltiiin'v ClinllrnHC llonlitrul.
As for Johrtny Kllban'a challenge, It
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Waiikegan In Wisconsin.
Ty Cobb says the Athletics hsvc no
(iehtlng spirit, showing that Connhi
.Mnek should hlrw a'uoupte of but her
boys Instead of athletes.
"The Feds havo voli tholr fight for nie. '
It was Chief Johnson spoke.
"The Feds have won ot last In court,
Our Uwyers are no Joke,
ftut still to me It's morn a loss,
To work I go again.
And now I'll havo to slave and toll.
To earn my dally yen,''
Htighle Jennings was no much ot a hit
when he addressed the Inmates of th
pi Iron at Boston, tlunble forgot to tell
'em how to secure their unconditional re
lease. Saturday was Dick Cooley day In To
peks, hut there la no truth In the rumor
that Jim StcOlll. purchased a VM Mock
No' that Charley Ebbets stopped tho
plaer strike wo can expect him to cele
brate fittingly with n holiday and a,
nan Johnson says he l sorry the strike
wn callod off. And Bill Bryan Is crasy
mad because there Is no war with Mexlci.
Among others who were greatly per
turbed over the players' strike Is one
Modern Bnsc Tlnll.
The base ball bug who lamps each game
the entire aoason through,
Tramps to tho park to see a fray 'tween,
athletes tried and true,
But now whene'er he slants his orbs out
on the playing field.
Mo looks no more for snappy plays or
counts the home hit yield,
lie's looking not at athletics, he has an
Hu's looking for another man who strike
a different blow. .
it's for the walklnp delegate, who across
the yard may hike.
And call upon tho athletes to walk out
on a strike.
How many fllfhta has Ban Johnson
started and fullod to finish?
gets the featherweight champion a little
publicity. It is doubtful if anything more
was intended. Kllbano and his manager
follow ring affairs closely enough to
know that they might a well ask Welsh
to make tho featherweight limit as 13.1
pounds, ringside. Welsh has not made
this figure In rome years and ho certainly
will not mako It now, after winning the
tltln of 135 pounds hour before the fight.
If Ktlbuno wunts action It Is not neces
sary for him to so after title-holders ot
other classes, Johnny Dundee has agreed
to muko 123 pound; ringside, if Kllbano
wants to clear his record of that twenty
round draw decision on the coast. There
would be little for Welsh to gain ami
everything to loso by boxing below his
class, so lie would undoubtedly decline
tho Klltano dcfl. even If the weight wan
aultablo. But the festherwelght champ,
know he was playing safe when h
tacked on that IW-potind Joker to his
VnvU.fr I llopele.
Pacltey McFarland. It lie has any serl
ou Intentions of coining out of retire
ment, may as well give up hope. Just as
Nelson and Wolgast evaded the stock
yards boy whllo they held tho title Welsh
muy be expected to repeat. Tho Briton
has had a thrilling example ot the Mc
Farland brand of boxing and he ! not
likely to take any chance with the title
which ho chased 0 long. Admitting that
Puckey could make the weight -that
Welsh would name tho stock yards boxer
Is as far from a title as ever. Climbing
Into the same ring with Packey Is no
place for any chnmplon.
Charley White seems to have some ex
cune for a challenge, owing to his popular
decision over Ritchie Just before the ex
champlon sailed for England. The New
Orleans bout of January I last, when all
tho sporting writers of that city gave
Welsh a verdict over Dundee for work In
the last round "after five even rounds
and two for each boxer." will undoubt-
ollv result In a cuallcnse from Dundee
' In fact, they will be coming from all
For some month Welsh will be the
most challenged man In the ring and the
busiest "actor" outside the ring. He will
get some money something which he
failed to get for his victory at Olympla.
The challengers may as well save their
lung power and Ink. Welsh will do like
other champions Ignore challenges while
theatrical dates hold out
I.evrl Minns Up
Outfielder Dutfv Lewis last week signed
with the Boston Bed Sox for two year.
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