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fighter was the pride of the sporting
world. He has had 35" fights, winning
all save two, in which he merely lost
the decision, and each time to heavier
Murray and his manager, Jack
Kearns, contend that Clabby has no
better claim to the title than the Cal-
ifornian. They point to the fact that
Murray beat Houck, that Houck beat
Chip, that Chip beat Klaus, and that
Klaus beat McGoorty. The latter is
the only One of the men named that
Clabby has met, once boxing a 10
round draw with him and later out
pointing him in a 12-round bout.
WHAT'S IN NAME? ALMOST FINE
Fred Clarke finds it hard to laugh
while managing a team from the
bench, but he had one good one.
"One day we were having a con-J
stant jangle wltn Mjster Kiem, .saia
Clarke. "He was on our nerves and
we were, on his, and Klem was near
losing his temper. Late in the game
I sent a young fellow to the plate.
" 'Who are you battmg for?" asked
""'For myself, of course, who did
you think I was batting for? said the
"Klem frothed and turned purple. I
thought he was going to chase the
kid. A minute later I sent Booe to
bat. Klem took off 'his mask and
" 'What is your name?-'
" 'Booe,' said Booe.
" 'Don't you boo at me,' yelled
Klem. 'I boo you to bench. What is
" 'Booe,' repeated the player.
""'To the bench, you fresh busher,'
yelled Klem. And it took me five min
utes to explain to the umps that Booe
was his real name.
MISSING GIRL FOUND' .
Cincinnati, Mch 26. Estelle
Wilson, 19, of Indianapolis, for whom
search had been made in several
states since her disappearance four
months agowas found today in a
rooming house here.. She mention
ed the name ,of an Indianapolis doc
tor when asked why she left home,
the police say, and threatened suicide
when they sent her to a hospital.
THE HOME RULE SITUATION
London, March. 26. The breach
between the army and government
again opened, renewed attacks upon
aristocratic domination and the fac
ing of another crisis by the Asquith
cabinet were the net results today of
the stormy session in the House of
Commons yesterday when War Min
ister Seeley assumed full responsibil
ity for the Irish tangle and Premier
Asquith repudiated fhe concessions
made Gen. Gough and other officers
who resigned rather than serve in
A conference" of practically all the
general officers' of the' army in Eng
land, was in" progress at. the war office
today. The purpose of a conference
was not stated, but in Dublin Gen.
Gough declared the officers would
hold the war council to its promises.
The atmosphere was far from
cleared today. The question was still
"Shall the army rule England?"
The general impression is that Pre
mier Asquithi's belated repudiation of
jthe "Gough treaty" in the commons
yesterday only temporarily averts the
downfall of his cabinet.
The resignations of Field Marshal
Sir John French and Gen. Ewart are
It is declared that the officers of
the Irish commands, will never con
sent to fight Ulster. Brigadier-Gen.
Gough stated his position in an inter
view: ,"We have a guarantee signed by
the army council which the premier
cannot repudiate, without overthrow
ing the council," said Geri. Gough.
"We will hold the council to its prom
ise, but if the premier stands by his
statement made yesterday I fear the-
entire question may be re-opened."