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BOXING SPORTS OF ALL SORTS BASEBALL'
There was something the matter
with Joe Welling in his fight with
Ever Hammer at Kenosha last night
Friends of Hammer raay argue that
their battler was the chief cause of
Welling's failure to fight up to his
usual standard, but that won't go for
Hammer did fight surprisingly. He
was active for the entire ten rounds,
taking only one hard wallop. But
Welling did not force matters in his
-usual style. He appeared a trifle
tired and perhaps a little stale.
For this reason the battle did not
pan out as ferocious an affair as had
been expected. There was a good
crowd present, but the entertainment
was only fair.
Welling had an eye cut and his nose
also bled from the punishment Ham
mer inflicted. And at the close the
artist-boxer was puffing quite a bit
from his efforts. Welling is capable
of a better fight. Even though vic
tor, Hammer did not show enough to
warrant him taking a chance with a
battler like Charlie White. At least,
not at the present time.
With Max Flack, outfielder, in town,
it is probable that by tonight Presi
dent Weeghman of the Cubs will have
all his athletes signed to contracts
for the coming season. Max is the
only present holdout and he is now
in an amiable frame of mind. The
little fellow did some fine gardening
for the Feds in 1915 and should do
as .well in the National league.
Heinie Zimmerman, Vic Saier and
Prendergast are also in our midst
and are ready for the training trip to
hegin." Zim said he had enjoyed the
winter and felt like playing ball. He
looked to be in excellent condition,
considering his vacation.
George Stovall, it is understood,
will quit baseball and go to Cali
fornia to live. George is believed to
have settled the terms of the contract
he held with the Federal league.
, Harry Sinclair was in Chicago yes
terday and talked with the former
Kawfed boss. The report of Stovall's
retirement is based on that meeting.
Bennie Allen, pocket billiard cham
pion, is having a hard time in the
present tournament, receiving his
third defeat yesterday. Yesterday's
scores: Fink 100, Allen 77; Greenleaf
100, Maturo 73; Blankenship 100, Ta
berski 52; Clark 100, Chapman 48.
Mike McDermott, I. A. C, establish
ed a new record for the 100-yard
breast strike swim, going the dis
tance in 1:10 4-5. Perry McGillivray,
L A. C, defeated Clemont Browne,
Hamilton club, in the half-mile Cen
tral A. A. U. championship.
Charles Morin defeated William
Cullen, Buffalo, 50 to 26, in a game
of the Interstate Three-Cushion Bil
liard league. Morin made high run
August Kieckhefer defeated Ver
non Gasper, 50 to 32, in a game of
the Interstate Three-Cushion Billiard
league. . 4
In the 135-pound class Hughie
Gannon of Seward Park defeated Al
Forst of Pilsen Sokols in the post
poned Amateur Athletic federation
wrestling championship match.
Friends of horse racing, thorough
bred and harness, held an informal
meeting at the Hotel Planters Jast
night to discuss the best means to
bring back the sport in Illinois and
to keep this state abreast of New
York, Kentucky, Louisiana and Ar
kansas, where the formerly inter
dicted pastime again holds sway.
William E.'Colden, who presented a
bill in the house at the last session,
read portions of another suggested
bill. Numerous changes were advo
cated and plans made for another
meeting of those interested when va- .
rious committees will report. Book
making under the plans will be abol
ished, and wagering, if recognized,
will be by pari-mutuel machines.
Gtff is played today by one in every
50 persons in the United States, ac-