Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1836-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. external link Learn more
Image provided by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Urbana, IL
Newspaper Page Text
WfetTERWEiisVEcbltoACK; BIGHT? DOPE-'
-- '.V-r7 C''BTom Andrews"." v ' -. -
asi V-, .
Welterweights " are coming in
style again, rthanks to Michael
Gib"bons of-St." Paul - -who had
enough polish to his work-in-New
York to make the critics and fans
Before Mike appeared there
were few welters in the business
and Jimmy Clabbywas permitted
to enjoy the honor of being
world's 'champion all by 'himself,
' as Mike (Twin) Sullivan; Jimmy
Gardner,'' Harry Lewis and
"Honey Mellody had "outgrown
' Then came the St. Paul flash,
with two draws with Gabby and
his entry into New York" city
'well the entry was" disappointing
to Mike and his manager) Eddy
Reddy, for they were hot given
much notice and not' much
money. HiVsecond venture Be
fore TQiu.p.iRoucke's'-tclu'b.-was I
the making of 'the St. Paul lad.
His star began to shine "brightly;
from that moment) and from a
purse of $162 it jumped to $10,-
000. Some difference, eh"!
With the classy start Mike had
there came more welters' into the
arena. ' Ray Bronson the In-i
dianapolis globe trotter and half
a dozen others.. The latest to 'at-1'
tract attention is Clarence (Kid)'
Ferns, -whom Jfmmy Hurst, man
ager of Tommy Di?ion, vows is
the" best of the "bunch and he has
posted $1,000 to go as a side be,
for any welter-weight "in the busi-
ness, including Bronson and Gib
bons.. "Ferns has some claim to recog
nition, for 'the other night het
practically "s topped Unk Russell
the 'Philadelphia welter or near-
middleweightin a few rounds.
Los Angeles seems t? be an un-il