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accepted the proposition and is not
Donovan, in an effort to fortify
himself against such trouble as he
had last year, when his club was
wrecked by injuries, will take about
50 men to the spring training camp.
He must, of course, reduce his ros
ter to the American league limit
when the season gets well under
way, but intends to farm some of the
bright prospects out under optional
agreement, where they will be with
in easy reach.
There will be no fight at Racine
Monday night between K. 0. Brown
and Battling Levinsky. The eastern
battler wanted more money than
Promoter John Wagner could afford,
so the arena will be dark. Instead,
Levinsky and Brown will meet in a
New York ring Tuesday night
Brown will leave Sunday.
Willie Hoppe, billiard 'champion,
has challenged Morningstar and Ya
mada to a match, Hoppe to play
5,000 points at 18-2 balkline while
either of his opponents plays 4,000
W. L. Wallen, Jr., Hamilton club,
scored an easy victory in the Cen
tral A. A. TJ. 440-yard swimming
championship. A. H. Seeger won the
100-yard C. A. A. U. baqkstroke.
Harrison bantams 22, Marshall 17.
Crane heavies 15, Lane 13.
Crane bantams 14, Lane 13.
Waller Heavies 14, Schurz 0.
Waller bantams 26, Schurz 7.
Hyde Park heavies 21, Bowen 11.
Bowen lights 19, Hyde Park 18.
Lake View heavies 12, Senn 6.
Senn bantams 8, Lake View 5.
Phillips bantams 11, Parker 7.
St Ignatius 21, Chicago Latin 17.
Twenty-four bicycle riders who ar
rived yestearday to compete in the
annual six-day race, starting Sunday
night, will try out the new ten-lap
track at Dexter park pavilion as soon
as the carpenters drive the last nail
today. The course is egg-shaped, in
stead of elliptical, and the riders
T want to learn the turns before they
start the 144-hour grind.
Exports of motor vehicles showed
an increase of more than $9,000,000
in 1916 over 1915, according to fig
ures just given out by the U. S. bu
reau of commerce.
The total exports of automobiles,
trucks and parts for 1916 totaled
$120,596,921, compared to $111,180,
139 in 1915 and $34,171,568 in 1914.
While the exports of pleasure cars
gained greatly during the 12 months
that of trucks showed a decrease
compared to 1915.
Foreign countries purchased 61,
947 pleasure cars, valued at $43,725,
087 in 1916, compared to 41,896 cars
valued at $35,045,492 in 1915. The
exportation of trucks during the
same period was 18,903, valued at
$52,870,774, compared to 22,082 val
ued at $59,834,346 in 1915.
There was a decided decline in ex
ports in December, due, it is believed,
to orders of Great Britain in cutting
down the importation of automobiles
and levying a high duty on automo
biles ajid parts.
THE BOOK AGENT VAHO