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makes his determination stronger
the next time he faces the boxman.
This is the last week of Texas prac
tice for the Sox, after which they
will start home by gradual stages,
playing a few exhibition games en
route. So far the team has met ex
cellent practice weather and has got
ten good competition from the Texas
leaguers. Condition of the athletes
is better than it has been at this time
during California training trips, and
there is not a long cross-country ex
hibition jaunt ahead, during which
all benefit of the training camp will
Regulars beat Houston, 12 to 9, in
11 innings. Ray S chalk bagged five
hits, Ed Collins four and Felsch
1 three. Scott and Wolfgang pitched.
Jess Willard has disposed of Frank
Moran. The only challenger worth
the name has been pushed aside, for
the time being at least, and Jess has
no competition. Sooner or later he
must fight Moran over a longer dis
tance, but that is something for the
There are still a good many ex
perts who do not regard the big Kan
san as a marvel of fighting efficiency,
but he is better than any contempo
rary, and that is the real test
The real reason for the recent un
popularity of Willard seems to be
Tom Jones, his manager. Tom is a
money getter, he is a wonderful ad
vertiser and matchmaker, but he is
not the kind of a fellow to popular
ize a fighter among real sportsmen.
He would have hurt any champion of
Willard should not be blamed for
this, of course. He intends to stick
to Jones, which is also his business.
After all, no one need fall for Jones
if he doesn't wish to, and the public
is usually responsible for what it
howls about, in a sporting sense.
A great raft of our sportsmen get
out and howl their heads off about
Willard, Welsh and some other fight
ers; jeer at the way they get the
money without giving their titles a
real risk, but it is on the coin of
these same people that the fighters
Until Jess goes back or a better
man shows than any now on the
horizon, the heavyweight champion
will keep his title. He is the best of
Willard fought several rounds with
a broken finger, which, he says, is
the reason he didn't knock out Mo
ran. The latter has been universally
praised because of gameness in the
face of frightful punishment
Sam Schliman, Toronto, knocked
down 685 pins for a tie in the singles
led at the American Bowling con
gress in Toledo.
Play in the triangular balking bil
liard tournament will start tonight at
8 o'clock at Mussey's rooms. Firmia
Cassignol, the veteran French cham
pion, will meet Welker Cochran, the
youthful Chicago crack. '
Indoor Ball Scores.
St Patrick 4, Madonna 1.
ilas A. A. 16, Welles Park 0.
Exhibition Came Scores
New York Giants 5, Detroit 2.
Cincinnati 6, Cleveland 4.
St Louis Cardinals 4, Browns L
Brooklyn 8, Athletics 0.
Keep your eye on the girl who al
ways alows her mother to do the
housework while she idles about
town. Soon you will see her with a
sporty dude for her best fellow, and
she wears the extreme in fashionable
clothes, then she gets married and
you can safely predict that her lot in
life will be weeping, wailing and
washtubs. Houston (Mo.) Herald.
Coster (to parish visitor, who has
been commiserating with him on the
loss of his father) Yes, mum, 'e
were a splendid father to us an' no
mistake. Yer see, mum, there was
eleven of us, and I never knowed 'im
to raise 'is' and to one of us 'cept as
1 it might be in self-defense. Punch