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BASEBALL ALL THE SPORT
Illinois Boxing Bill Killed Coulon
Little Boxing Bill, good night! If
that isn't strong enough,
The Legislature yesterday effectu
ally put the kibosh on the Carroll
Hilton measure, and several gents
who expected to pick up some easy
money will have to go to work or
Seventy-seven votes were neces
sary to pass the bill. It received 46,
59 Representatives voting in the
negative. The bill may be called up
again for consideration, but though
not technically dead, we'd hate to
be so close to the grave.
During debate the Representatives
compared fotball and boxing, and in
dulged in several pleasantries. But
there never was a chance for the bill
If the sport could be properly con
ducted that is, without crooked
ness boxing would not be a detri
ment to any community. But the
majority of the Legislature, remem
bering some of the scandals of the
past, were suspicious of the good
faith of the bill's backers. You
can't blame them.
Johnny Coulon has postponed his
fight with Prankie Burns, billed for
next Monday night in Kenosha, un
til the following week. Burns has
not arrived in town, and does not
know of the change in programme.
If he agrees, however, there will be
no further obstacles in the path of
Johnny Griffith of Akron, Ohio,
made a big step forward last night
when he knocked out Phil Brock,
the Cleveland lightweight, in the
ninth round at Akron. Griffith had
the better of the fight all the way
and was never in danger. -
Willie Ritchie and Joe Rivers have
agreed on 134 pounds ringside as the
weight for their fight July 4.
Cubs Win on Luck and an Idea Sox
Run Bases Wild.
Chicago, 3; New York, 2 (10 in.).
Pittsburgh, 5; Brooklyn, 4.
Philadelphia, 3; Cincinnati, 2.
St Louis, 8; Boston, 7 (11 in.).
Chicago, 5; New York, 1.
Philadelphia, 10; St. Louis, 4.
Boston, 7; Cleveland, 3.
Washington, 3; Detroit, 0.
Chicago, 8; Cleveland, 1.
Indianapolis, 13; Covington, 4. '
St Louis, 15; St. Louis, 5. v
Indianapolis, 10; Columbus, 9. ,
Toledo, 12; Louisville, 9 (10 in.).
St. Paul, 12; Milwaukee, 3.
Minneapolis, 5; Kansas City, 4.
One large piece of luck and one bit
of brain work enabled the Cubs to
trim the Giants in a driving ten-inning
battle yesterday. Both stunts
were staged in the ninth inning.
New York filled the bases with
none out on Humphries, who had re
lieved Cheney, and it looked like the
Giants would add several markers to
their one-run lead. Then Shafer
whiffed. Fletcher busted a line drive
down the first-base line which
plunked into Saler's mitt and the
runner on first was doubled, not a
run scoring. If Fletcher's smash
had been two feet to either side of
Saler it would have ben at least a
double, and there would have been
no chance for. the Cubs to tie the
score, as they did in their half, when
the piece of brain work Stuck out
Runners were on second and hird
with none out as the result of ,two
hits and a pass when Roger Bresna
han was sent in to bat for Saier, who,
hitting from the left -side, was weak
against the oUthpaw delivery of
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