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BOXING ALL THE LATEST DOPE-BAStBALL
Cal Delaney Is a Regular Fighter
More Power to Him.
Cal Delaney, the Cleveland feather
weight, is a pleasing variation of the
regular order of prizefighters. He ia
relying on his fists to bring him
recognition from boxing fans, and
has not yet learned to manipulate a
typewriter. In spite of this handicap
Delaney is gaining recognition, and
those who saw him lick -Frankie Con
ley in Racine last night, and trim
Matty McCue in the same ring sev
eral days ago, will agree that he is
a real scrapper.
There was no question about either
victory. They were absolute for De
laney. After he thrashed McCue there
was a lingering doubt that he might
have been flashing.
That doubt was dissipated last
night by the decisive way in which he
polished off Conley. The Kenosha
man was at a disadvantage from the
start. Delaney had him backing up
and swinging wildly. Only twice did
Conley land effectively, both blows
coming in the fourth frame.
Delaney became peeved and sailed
in. From then to the finish the go
was one-sided, and in the final round
Conley was In dire distress and close
to a knockout.
How far Delaney will go in the
feather class is a problem. He cer
tainly Is willing to take on-the best
men, clear up to Champion Johnny
Kilbane, and doesn't care how soon
they come. It would be a nustake to
match him with the champion now,
however. But give him a few more
fights with tough boys and he will be
There i$ some talk of matching De
laney with Abe Attell. He might
learn Bome cleverness from the form
er champ, but the opposition would
not be very stout.
Does the National league Warit a
Gov. John K. Tener of Pennsyl
vania has frequently been comment
ed on as a bright geitleman, having
a full complement of brains, and the
ability to set the gray matter con
volutlng on occasion.
With that granted, it is not reason
able to believe he will accept the
presidency of the National League.
From here the report that Tener
will be elected president of the .Na
tional for a term of five years sounds
like the coldest dope the Winter
League has manufactured in several
moons, not to mention a few suns
and a counle of stars. It is a rpflpn-
tioh on the intelligence of the Pennsy
Tener at present is a happy man.
His life lies along pleasant lines, and
he Is In a fair way to live to a ripe
old age with only the cares that or
dinarily fall to a man who lives in
the same state with Boies Penrose
and the Carnegie steel mills.
If he takes the presidency of the
National League there would be
nothing but trouble ahead for him.
As a matter of fact, it is doubtful
If the National magnates want a
strong man like Tener at the head of
their organization. They might be
prevented from bickering and break
ing loose on the slightest pretext,
and would have to live up to the let
ter of the baseball law.
The best indication of this is th
way they have acted in the past They
uavt; uiwayu eieuieu a presiaent lor
a single term of one vear. That in
a handicap to begin with. He cannot
aivorce nimsen irom league politics.
Naturally he wants to retain the
job and he is looking ahead to the
next election. He builds un his nnlit-
ical fences, and is liable to favor the
Mind, we don't say that a national