The following are Watchorn's performances : — Lost Fred Lowe (Palmerston North), lost W. Little (Christchurch), beat T. Bright (Palmerston North), drew B. Childs (P-almerston North), beat A. Judd (.Palmerston North), beat J. O'Leary (Wellington), beat A. Gibbons (Wellington), beat O. Parry (Wellington), lost A. Thompson, N.Z. championship (Christchurch), beat Metcalf (Auckland), drew Gus Devitt, six rounds (Palmerston North), ,beat Pemberthy, N.Z. championship (Dunedin), lost A. House, Australasian Champs. (Sydney), lost 0. Tancred (Palmerston North), beat B.
Childs (Palmerston North), beat J. Scobie (Palmerston North), beat J. Alford, N.Z. championship (Invercargill), beat M. Ongley (Oamaru), beat Olsen, Australasian championship (Auckland), beat H. Shaw, Austra.lasian championships (Auckland). Two draws, five loses, 'thirteen wins.
Whittaker, took compassion on him/ and the "Chicken," recognising that he was beaten and was being let down, made an attempt to lash out m the last round. Whittaker won all right, but 'it is reckoned that a return match will have to be fought as the "Chicken" wasn't m the best of condition.
Tini Tracy officiated as referee at the recent Wanganui competitions, and, according to all accounts, the Wellington hero gave complete satisfaction. As the said Tim is fit and well, it's about time he and Denny Murphy settled that little affair of theirs.
Dave Smith, who intends leaving the Dominion for Australia, probably on Monday next, received word last week from Hugh Mclntosh that he was shortly returning to Australia, and that he would then confer with Dave as to the possibility of going t o England or America m pursuit of Papke and other champions. In the meantime, Dave is.goin^ to seriously consider whether he will jump m among the Australian heavies. He has Jim Griffin's fate before him.
"Dealer" Wells bumped up against a tough proposition when he took on Jack Read, the Tonnanian feather, who will be remembered as the victor of Hegarty mi n the feather-weight division when the Australasian championships were fought at Auckland. Wells and Read met at the Sydney Gaiety on Tuesday week, and it was all over m the fifth, the towel coming from Wells' s corner. It is described as a rather rough and ready thbag, but Ihe "Dealer" wasn't m the hunt. There is a likelihood of Read visiting Wellington shortly, it- being possible that a match will be arranged between the winner of the Kelly-Sullivan scrap and the plucky little Tasmania;!!. .
Everything points to a successful tournament at Waipawa next Wednesday evening, when the Waipukurau Boxing Association put on a very liberal programme, the chief item of which will be the go between Jack Smith and "Barney" Ireland, w*iich will decide the middle-weight championship of the Dominion. Smith promises to give a good account of himself, because, if he wins, he is promised another go, possibly with Leekie or Burns. Ireland, on the other hand, has everything to gain by winning. It is sure to be a ' hartWouprht battle. From Waipawa, I learn that the services of Ike Fake, of Palmerston North, have been se : cured, and he will preside over the rontest, and Ike is not the referee to stand any nonsense. In addition to the professional contest there are to bo some amateur bouts.
What would happen m this country if we found our Chief Justice (Sir Robert Stout) talking like Sir John Madden, the Chief Justice of Victoria ? It was the latter who recently opened m Melbourne the amateur boxing and wrestling championships. In doing so, the judge is thus reported : "We all know that where there's much talk there's never any fight." He went on to point out that, m this time of the world's history, they had struck an easy-going patch. They were too well off. They had too much luxury ; therefore, anybody who could urge young men to go m for good, strenuous, personal athletic work should give them the best advice that could be given, not only because they would make a show m the ej'es of their fellows, but for the part these ring competitions played m fitting men out for the world. It was said that there was a brutality m this sport. There was no brutality m one manly fellow knocking spots off another manly fellow who was doing his best to knock spots off him. (Laughter and cheers.)