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WINTER SPORTING DOPE FROM EVERYWHERE
White Brothers Win Charlie Is a Consistent Battler. We think a lot more of Charlie White today than we did yesterday. Not because he knocked Harry Dona hue out in the second round at Pe oria, as White was expected to score easily, but because he fought every .second of the few minutes the fight lasted. When White found he was up against a soft mark he did not stall along and resort to a lot of fancy stuff in an endeavor to draw a fine finish, with the prospect of a return engagement and another purse. He waded right in and fought, which was what he was being paid for. The tendency of some fighters to stall is rapidly dying out. The, fans want action for their money, and will either get it or stay, away from the fights. Opponents of boxing in Peoria will make a strenuous effort to prevent further bouts in the distillery city. They will use the knockout as an argument against the continuance of the mitt .game. Peoria has been an oasis in the Illinois desert, and it will be unfortunate if this battle ground. is closed. While Charlie was cleaning up eas ily, Brother Jack managed to get a decision over Prankie Russell of New Orleans after eight rounds of fierce milling in Memphis. White was floor ed once, but fought back gamely and cut down the disadvantage. Battling Levinsky does not suffer because of the fact that he was out pointed in ten rounds by Bob McAl lister in New York last night. In a title engagement, over the derby dis tance, Levinsky would get home first under the wire. McAllister, though young, is the cleverest big man In the ring and can outpoint any of the heavies for ten rounds. After that he fades, as he lacks & punch of damag ing proportions. Knake Joins Feds! Otto and Tinker Will Be Cards. When Joseph Tinker signed to manage the Chicago team of the Fedr eral League the fans were sad for one reason only. They would see no 'more -crabbing matches between Tinker and that sterling, bow-leggefl athlete, P. Otto Knabe, who guarded second base for the Phillies. Mr. Knabe was an efficient guard ian, and went so far in the defensive line as to use his hand's and feet in repulsing invading baserunners, es pecially when the man on the paths was Tinker. Joe and Otto were con tinually in a wrangle, and open war fare was narrowly averted on several occasions. The fans were sad because, they were going to miss this inspiring spectacle. But n,o we cap see these two gents fight as ' of yore; and" all is serene. Knabe yesterday signed to manage Baltimore in the new league. He cut loose completely from the National, and will stake his future on the suc cess of the Federal venture. This moye leaves the Feds without managers in only two cities, Pitts burgh and Toronto, and officials of the little strangers say that big leag uers will do the directing in both of those towns. There is no reason to doubt their word. So far the Feds have made good on all their claims, extravagant though they were thought to be. With Tinker and Knabe both acting as pilots, no one can fortell the amount of blood that will be shed when they lead their minions against each other. Pretty soon some of. the old mag nates will admit that the Federals are inearnest about running a regular ball league, with players, parks, bats, balls, and all the necessary incidentals.