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schedtiied eight-round bout with
Ollie Quirk in St. LotJis. Abe
made a game effort, Tiut the stuff
wasn't there. At'the. end of the
sjxth round he stepped 'to the
edge of the ring and addressed the
crpwd. "I'm all in as a fighter,
boy. It's no use. I'm through."
He was unaTale to finish the fight,
and wasr led .from the-xing to his
' dressing room.
As usual, Bat Nelson took ad
vantage of a public, made happy
over a holiday, to engage" in a'
prize, fight. He allowed. J-each
Cross Ito pummel him arduhd a
ring in New York for ten rounds,
The marvel was that Bat wasn't
killed. He couldn't hit Crosswitti
a handful of shot. v '
Joe Hirst of Philadelphia shad
ed Eddie Murphy of Boston 'in
six rounds at New York. " -.
Young Saylor tossed' up the
sponge in the sevepth round' of
his go with Jack Britton aFDay-
i, t.:-. o i i t-Z i
tun, wiuu. jayiui i iigut eye was
closed, and he was punished se
verely. " '
Horace Fogel was made the
goat at the special meeting of the
National league and shunted out
df the organization a coat fef
whitewash befngspread over the
man responsible for th.e real trou
ble, but that kalsomine is liable to
blister and fall off when the
Jeague holds its annual meeting
It begins to look like Charles
Murphy is to be called to account
for the way he has careened
through the league lately, calling
names, breaking agreements
:when he wished, and generally 1
disregarding everyone else so
long as he was'saltirig away the
change. ' From the testimony
brought outat th'e Fogel hearing,
Murphy was responsible for the
mess that" brought about the ex-,
pulsion of the Philly owner. In
the face of documentary proof,.
and the testimony o'f several relia
ble sporting Writers, Murphy pro
fessed total ignorance of the let
ter Fogel had written charging"
the National league race was fix
ed for the Giants. He got away
with it, also. Fogel, who had