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a full evening's work landing it on
such an elusive person as the French
man. There is always the chance that
one fighter will put Overan unexpect
ed haymaker. Either is capable of the
feat if he lands properly. But neither
will be shooting at a stationary target
and each possesses a good defense.
From several thousand miles away
a draw looks like the best guess
and it is nothing but a guess with
chances of the mentioned unexpected
haymaker for a victory favoring
The winner can claim the white
heavyweight championship of the
world without question. If he goes
after the big smoke there may be a
The best thing white battlers can
do now is to lay off that fellow. Not
because he is so good, but the public
is sick of this talk about winning
back the championship for the glory
of the white race. Moran and his
glory fight are too fresh in memory.
No fighter can go against Johnson
now without injuring his reputation,
whether he gains victory or not.
There will always be doubt of the
.honesty of such an engagement.
And while on the subject of the
Smith family, don't overlook Charley
of that name, who held the Giants
off manfully yesterday until Frank
Schulte could deliver a double in the
ninth inning with the bases loaded
with impatient Cubs.
Seven hits the Giants knocked out
of the tall frame of Smith, and except
in the third inning, when three were
bunched, he was a whale. It is a good
thing Smith was pitching. He is a
veteran and was not unsettled by
some punk fielding that helped the
Giants to a trio of markers in the
third frame.- He rallied beautifully
and stopped the visitors dead until
the ninth inning, when they tallied
So far as we can remember, this is
the second full game Smith has work
ed this year. Why, we don't know, as I
he has seemed to be strong whenever
used either as rescuer or starter.
There may be physical reasons that
are not public property.
Now it is practically certain Charles
will be given a regular turn in the
box. He is needed at present badly,
for Cheney is overworked and has
earned a rest from duty three or four
times a week.
Some parties are already passing
judgment on Claude Derrick. They
bulletin the fact prominently that he
failed to hit in the pinches and made
an error. That isn't fair.
Corriden had half a season to make
good in and failed. It is unfair to even
intimate that Derrick is a failure
when he has had only three games'
The news that Jimmy Archer is on
the road to recovery and will be able
to take the train with the Cubs on the
Eastern trip is heartening. For Roger
Bresnahan is a much-wounded ath
lete and needs a vacation.
Bresnahan has fallen off lament
ably in his hitting. That isn't be
cause he has mislaid his eagle eye.
He is still picking out the good ones,
as proven by the number of walks he
receives. But a bum thumb has made
it almost impossible for him to grasp
a bat firmly and swing solidly.
Rheumatism which hampered the
veteran earlier has not entirely dis
appeared and this has an effect on
his throwing. He gets his men as a
rule, but every heave hurts.
If this isn't enough for one man,
remember that Roger was banged on
the knee during the Giant series and
feels a twinge of pain every time he
lakes a step.
Poor old Mordecai Brown. He can't
do a thing but pitch nearly as well as
he did when winning pennants for the
Cubs. It's a sad sight to see him hold
ing the Chifeds to four hits in nine
innings. Sad for the Chifeds, but
pleasing to the thousands of friends
the three-fingered truckiorse has in
Brownie would be valuable right