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Cleveland is a white elephant on
the hands of the American league,
but Ban Johnson doesn't like to ad
Anyhow, Ban has done enough ad
mitting in the past few days. Only a
short time ago he was giving out in
terviews burning with invective di
rected at the Federal people, ques
tioning their honor because they took
men from organized baseball, just as
the American league did when it orig
inally bucked the National.
And now Ban has done business
amicably with these highbinders and
made terms with them.
And Carry Herrmann, chairman of
the national commission, is out with
a statement that he has found the
"men of the-Federal league absolute
ly fair and honest in all things, willing
to give and take a point and deal just
ly in every case. This is particularly
true" of Mr. Gilmore, their president"
How does that jibe with some of
the things that have been said about
the Feds by organized magnates in
the past two years?
Sportsmanship as practiced by the
club owners is a spattered, bedrag
Jess Willard in the future will be
a resident of Chicago. With his wife
and four children he arrived yester
day and immediately went to an
apartment which had been leased
for him by his manager.
Jess will do much of his early
training here for his bout with Ful
ton in New Orleans, going to the
southern city shortly before the mill
to put on the finishing touches. Jess
is no stranger to our city. Before
he was champion he made it his
Chicago has suffered from police
shake-ups, strikes, baseball wars and
other ills, but worse is ahead. We
are in danger of having two more
six-day races within two months,
with one over less than six weeks
Packey McFarland and T. P. Con
yey are planning to buck Paddy Har
mon's plan to put on a six-day grind
in February. Convey says he and
the stockyards fighter have the Coli
seum signed up for the dates between
Jan. 31 and Feb. 9, and have also se
cured the services of several star
It is now Harmon's turn to have a
whack at the publicity.
George Chip knocked out Frank
Loughrey in the ninth round at Bos
ton. Loughery was severely pun
ished throughout the mill, going to
the floor twice in the fourth round.
Eddie Clabby shaded Eddie Aust
gen in ten rounds at Indiana Harbor.
Tom Cowler, Jim Corbett's heavy
weight fighter, outpointed Porky
Flynn in ten round at New York.
Cowler displayer little class in gain
ing the victory.
I. A. C. 65, Sherman Park 10.
Loyola 28, Oak Park Pres. 14.
St Ignatius 41, Campion Col. 14
Northwestern 39, Monmouth 17.
Hamlin 26, Butler 9.
Meteors 59, Austin 19.
AOwls 52, Armour Mission 39.
Lane 36, Lake View 6.
Hyde Park 5, Oak Park 2.
Marshall 8, Englewood 7.
THEY LIKE FIGHTS, BUT NOT IN
WAR EUROPE TOO HOT
They like to fight, these three boys,
but not with firearms. That is the
reason they fled Australia and came
to the United States.. Since the war
broke out boxing has been a dead
game in the "Land of the Southern
Cross." Boxers had to join the Eng
lish colors if they wanted to fight,
What's more, there is quite a differ
ence in the pay checks issued by
boxing promoters and John Bull.
Jack Clune is the class of the trio.
He fought in the four-round game of
San Francisco with success 18
months ago. Right now he knows
more about boxing on the ropes than
any living boxer, possessing all the
tricks of Australia's greatest little
boxer, Young Griff o, j