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pass, there will be several amend
ments of a minor character. In its
present form no provision is made
for decisions. In New York de
cisions are not allowed, and that
clause will probably be added to
the Carroll-Hilton measure. Six
ounce gloves are the smallest that
can be used.
One of the strongest boosters
of the bill is Lieut.-Gov. Barrel t
O'Hara. Speaker McKinley has
also declared for it, and Gov.
Dunne said today that if a bill
could be drawn that would elim
inate the objectionable features of
the sport he would sign it.
"Any kind of clean sport is a
good thing," said the lieutenant
governor. "I never saw any harm
in boxing, and I am positive there
is not as rmch demoralizing in
fluence in a i boxing match as
there is in some of the shows at
our theaters, which make a sen
sual appeal. Of course, we must
eliminate the dishonest promoter.
That; is what gave, the game its
black eye. The promoter makes a
crooked offer, and a fighter, being
human, accepts. It's the pro
moter's fault. In New York they
have clean boxing, and, under a
good law, I see no reason why we
can't do the same here."
Frank Chance reached New
York last night. The first man to
greet him was John McGraw,
manager of the Giants.
Joe Wood has signed his con
tract with the Boston Red Sox.
Utility Man Gowdy was re
leased to Buffalo by the Boston
Manager Callahan of the Sox'
will have to make some changes
in his training schedule. The Sox
leader expected to open the sea
son in St. Louis instead of Cleve
land. President Navin of Detroit
says Sam Crawford is still a hold
out. So far there has been no serious
hitch in the Jack Britton-Packey
McFarland fight. Britton wants
to weigh in at 134 pounds at 4
o'clock and Packey is asking for
135 at 3 o'clock. It is believed this
will be adjusted.
Cy Seymour, former Giant,
who 'has bought his release from
Los Angeles, is reported to have
signed with the Boston Nationals.
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Jimmy Callahan and John Mc
Graw had a hot argument in New
York about "iron men" pitchers,
Cal boosting Ed Walsh as the
most durable flinger since "Old
Hoss" Radbourne pitched 37
straight, and the Giant leader
nominating Joe McGinnity for
the same honor. What Walsh can
do is well known to every fan, but
McGinnity was not far behind,