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BOXING SPORTS OF ALL SORTS BASEBALL
The skimming skaters finally came
into their own. Weather so cold as
to force many old-timers into the
warming sheds gaVe-lhe ice speed
sters a good day for their races Sun
day. Skating affairs were only of local
importance, but 5,000 crowded out
to Humboldt park and braved the
freezing blasts to see the ice races
the Norwegian Turners staged.
The mile for class A skaters was
the feature. Roy McWhirter was
given the decision in a finish so close
that even the judges were undecided
as to the winner. His teammate, Ar
thur Staff, also of the .Northwest
Skating club, held him to a nip and
tuck contest until the last lap, when
he lost a few yards by a stumble.
Oscar Hansen of the same club
took the mile race in class C and the
mile novice. In the five-mile handi
cap. McWhirter repeated his mile
stunt, beating Staff by a few feet
Other outdoor sports, the skiers,
took advantage of the zero weather.
At Cary, 111., in the Norge club
Qunds, they practiced their long
jcSips and slides for the annual con
test next Sunday.
H. Nelson and Al Hanson, ama
teurs, furnished excitement for the
few onlookers by colliding high in
the air during a long jump. They
crashed to the ground together, but
euffered only a few bruises and were
able to walk after a treatment in the
The accident happened while the
skiers were jumping in pairs. A
strong north wind threw Nelson on
Hanson's course and the pair left the
end of the slide together.
National amateur champions for
the past five years will compete in
the race and several upstarts in the
skiing game will jump Sunday. The
winner is expected to establish a rec
ord. The winter leaguers froze up over
Sunday and the biggest thing that
cropped up in baseball circles was
the trimming the Cubs will get next
This trimming, of which President
Weeghman tells, is not the same
trimming they took so many times
last year. It is a trimming in num
bers which the team will get before
leaving for Tampa.
Manager Tinker is expected to
meet some American ass'n owners
today in an effort to dispose of some
or the players which he can't use.
Chicago Gun club shoot went to
A. H. Winkler in a contest held at
the Kensington traps. Gunners had
the wind and cold to contend with.
Winkler took three events.
The Faetz brothers starred in the
Greater Chicago bowling tourna
ment Jim Faetz rolled over 200 in
every game, with 265 as high mark.
Matt Williams took the measure of
Joe Shaw on the Randolph alleys.
Charley Weeghman of the Cubs is
supposed to be busy making ar
rangements to dispose of West Side
stock to J. O. Armour, Julius Rosen
wald, Wm. Wrigley and the mysteri
ous banker rumored as a purchaser
in the Cub deaL
No "O. K." of the purchase story
has been given by the big business
men mentioned, but the probability
of their having invested is strong.
Ted Lewis, the English fighter, says
one of the things that surprised him
most when he came to the United
States was the admission charged for
bouts and the number of rounds a
spectator is allowed to see for his
In England, Lewis says, you can
see 69 rounds and Sometimes 100
rounds for an admission of 25 cents.
A show nearly always consists of a
main bout of 20 rounds, a semi-final
of 15 rounds, two bouts of 10 rounds
each and six bouts of 4 rounds each.
On some occasions a turnament o,
5 bouts,, eacft lasting three round, ,