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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 26, 1913, Image 7

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BOXING ALL THE. LATEST DOPE BASEBALL'
Inquest Over McCarty Today
Burns' Arena Destroyed.
Cubs Celebrate Return Home Sox
Battle Cleveland.
The formal inquest into the death
of Luther McCarty, heavyweight
champion, killed Saturday in a flight
with Arthur Pelkey, will be held this
afternoon at Calgary, Alberta. Te
verdict -will determine whether Pel
key, the promoters and the referee
will be held responsible for the pugi
list's death, and whether they shall
be prosecuted. Pelkey has already
been arrested and is under $10,000
bail. Fighting is not legalized in Al
berta. Absolutely no blame can attach to
Pelkey or the officials, though they
may be legally held. The -fight had
not gone far enough to develop any
brutality, and Mccarty's death was
due more to bis own physical weak
ness than to a blow delivered bythis
opponent Contrary to the first opin
ion, McCarty was not killed by "a
blow over the heart. His neck as
dislocated and this caused death. The
only blow Pelkey placed on McCar
ty's jaw was a right early in the bdut
It was a light punch, bnt apparently
Mccarty's spinal column was weak,
No official verdict has been given
by the examining physicians. It Is
barely possible that McCarty feimply
collapsed. Certainly there were no
blows struck in the fight that would
kill even an untrained man, unless he
had some organic weakness.
Public opinion has turned against
the fight game in Canada as a result
of the fatality. Incendiaries last night
burned Tommy Burns' arena, and the
scene of the tragedy is completely
wiped out "
Pelkey said today that he would
never engage in another fight, and
Billy McCarney, Mccarty's manager,
is, completely broken up. J
It was an unfortunate tragedy.
Legal blame may be fixed, but no one
.was morally responsible.
RESULTS YESTERDAY
American League.
Cleveland, 8; Sox, 1.
Detroit, 7-8; St Louis, 4-6.
Only two games scheduled.
National League.
Cubs, 9; St Louis, 2.
Cincinnati, 1; Pittsburgh, 0.
Only two games scheduled.
American Association..
St Paul, 1; Toledo, 0.
Kansas City, 10; Louisville, 0.
Columbus) 2; Milwaukee, 1.
Minneapolis, 3; Indianapolis, 0.
Federal League.
Chicago, 5; Pittsburgh, 0.
Cleveland, 3; St Louis, 1.
Indianapolis, 4-1; Covington, 1-3.
There is something in the pop
eyed, dizzy dope, after all.
"frhen the winter league season
was on President Murphy of the Cubs
gave out Interviews saying his team
would be pennant winners in a walk.
Inhere was nothing to the race, and
the only reason for playing out the
schedule was for the benefit of the
box office.
Then came something that was
said to be spring, and the Cubs wilt
ed. Yesterday, with an arctic tem
perature prevailing, the Cubs played
like champions, heat St Louis easily,
and felt proud of themselves.
Take it from us, the Cubs are some
team in the winter.
Lefty Pierce pitched a nifty game,
but the eight .runs fiis mates carved
ont in the first had a lot to do with
his good showing. Seven runs be
hind, the Cards were unable.to play
for one run when a man reached
first and had to take a chance on
walloping the ball. This method of'
play undoubtedly held down their
score. Pierce exhibited some of the,
control he has been press agented

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