BOXING-ALL THE LATEST DOPEBASEBALl
Kelly Beats Walters in Slow Fight
Smith in Punk Go
Spike Kelley eliminated Sailor Bil
ly Walters temporarily from consid
eration for the welterweight title last
night at Kenosha, winning easily on
There were, lots of punches ex
changed, but except in the seventh,
when Kelly got home some hard licks,
there was little steam to the blows.
Walters started well, and held his
own for- three rounds. Kelly then
Gunboat Smith outfought George
Rodel in ten rounds at New York last
night, but the sailor did not gain any
prestige by his showing. Six times he
battered the Boer to the floor, but the
latter came back fresh each time, and
at the end of the tenth round was
stronger than the conqueror of Bom
bardier Wells. After the third round
Smith realized Robel did not have the
glass jaw of the English heavy and
was much .worried ci the failure of
his punches to 'do damage.
A new'bbxing bili vas introduced
in the Illinois legislature yesterday
by Representative Igoe of Chicago..
The proposed law is modeled after
the Frawley plan in New York, and
differs only slightly from the bill in
troduced, at the, beginning of the as
. seinbly session. The governor is given
power to appoint three commission
ers to regulate the sport and no re
striction is placed on their politics.
Ten-round goes are provided for.
Gov: Dunne is .reported to have read
the bill before its introduction and
approved it. ' .
Al Kaufman, celebrating his sec
ond time on earth, won a four-round
decision from Jack Lester in- Califor
nia last, night.,
The committee arranging the re
ception for Frank Chance at Sox
park, May 15, may take out $5,000
insurahceTagainst rajn ;on that,day.
It's a Tough Job Writing the Opening
All. games postponed, rain.
Cleveland, 3; Chicago,-1.
Detroit, 6; St Lo'uis, 8.
New York-Washington, rain.
This is the third day, we have tried
to write a violet and sunshine story
about the opening game between the
Cubs and Cardinals on the West Side.
We are a persistent cuss, and are
at it again this morning. While this
literature was being prepared for a
helpless public, clouds were chasing
each other across the sun (if there
is such an animal) , gloom was work
ing overtime and there was just
enough moisture jto suit the girl wear
ing her first pair of silk stockings.
But we have a. hunch there will be
a ball game. President Murphy de
clared at 10 o'clock that if there was
no downpour between then and 2:30
this afternoon all the ceremones will
be pulled- off. Mayor Harrison will
exhibit an entirely new play, the de
layed speech. It has been stored in
the. mayor's system since Thursday
and hasbegun to ferment.
The mayor's oratory will not be all
the language strewn about What do
you suppose Roger Bresnahan will
; say to Miller Huggins when the new
Card manager first comes to bat with
the old Card manager back of the
block. We have no inside informa
tion, but the absence of the sun won't
be felt It will be warm.
Vic Saier still has a punctured tire,
and the efforts of the new trainer t'o
plug the leak Eavebeen ineffective.
Doc Semmens would probably have
clouted JVcjraJheJaWj.aud the first
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