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ing $5,000 to Wm. Newman for a re
lease. Indoor Baseball
De La Salle 8, St. Patrick 3.
St Ambrose 17, St. Oreneauf 10.
Hennepin 9, St. Patrick 6.
Qn. of Angels 3, Lady of Mercy 1.
Training-Dodgers 8, Cent Turn. 1.
Pickets 12. Maher A. C. 10.
Vilas A. A. 16, Stayms 0.
Armour-Cqrnell 7, Sigma Circle 4.
St. Anne 16, St Gabriel 10.
C. H. I. 7, Stanford Park 6.
' Sew. Pk. Blues 50. Ham. Tri. 27.
Aquinas 16, McHale 9.
St Philip 23, Leo XIII. 22.
Barry 16, De Soto 10.
Tonti 36, Marquette 11.
The New York boxing law must
stand or fall on its own merits. Pro
moters and others interested have
decided not to raise a fund to fight
Gov. Whitman's announced intention
of repealing the present law.
The New York law became unpop
ular on account of a number of con
ditions, including poor matches and
mediocre promoting, culminating in
bribe charges filed against Chairman
Wenck of the boxing commission by
Harry Pollok, a promoter and man
ager of Fred Welsh.
Following this scandal a boy was
killed in a bout in Albany and Gov.
Whitman "declared he would make a
fight to have the law repealed.
The boxing game in America would
be greatly improved if some effort
was made to regulate the scale of
weights of fighters.
Whether the lightweight limit
should be 133 or 135, whether the
middleweight limit should be 158 or
160, and the bantam limit 116 or 118,
and whether these weights should be
ringside or a determined number of
hours before the match is staged
should be decided definitely.
It have become popular for fight
ers to arrange the' weights to suit
themselves. Willie Ritchie arbitra
rily fixed the lightweight limit at 135
after he couW no longer -make 133
pounds ringside, the weight at which
he won his title from Ad Wolgast
Al McCoy, who claims the middle
weight championship, has declared
the limit to be 160 pounds several
hours before the bout, although the
recognized limit of the last real mid
dleweight champion, Stanley Ket
chell, was 158 pounds ringside.
Dempsey, Papke, Fitzsimmons and
the rest of the great middleweights
all fpught at 158 pounds.
Kid Williams wanted to fix the
bantam title at 118 pounds, although
he defeated Coulon at 116, and Geo.
Dixon, Terry McGovern and the
rest of the bantam champs always
recognized that weight
The situation in bantam circles is
peculiar. Pete Herman, who claims
the title by virtueof a decision over
Williams, is willing to let the weight
go at 118 pounds. Johpny Ertle,
whose claims to the title rest on a
victory over Williams on a foul, fixed
the weight at 116 pounds.
Fighters should not be permitted
to name their own weights. A defin
ite standard should be set which the
fighters should be compelled to
It doesn't make a whole lot of dif
ference what the weight is, but it
should be fixed and unchangeable.
New York. Republican nat'l com
mittee will hold its next meeting in
Chicago in May or June.
New York. U. S.'exported $124,
000,000 in drugs, dyes and chemicals
during 1916 as against $27,000,000 in
London. Duke of Norfolk, highest
member of English nobility and lead
ing English Catholic, dead. Son of 8
inherits $15,000,000 fortune and
Petrograd. 11 members work
men's group of central military and
industrial committee of Petrograd
arrested on charge of belonging to
revolutionary parties and fomenting