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"Hello Ad," cried Promoter
Tom McCarey with a welcoming
smile as he seized the lightweight
champion's hand and shook it
vigorously. Over Wolgast's
shoulder loomed the face of
For a few seconds McCarey
and Jones looked at each other
witheringly and then both hur
riedly began conversations with
others of the welcoming circle.
Both we're thinking of their re
cent telegraphic war when Jones
told McCarey, over the wire, that
he was a joke because he only of
fered Wolgast $12,500 to fight
"Everything that we have jaid
goes now, and we have the money
to back it," "bellowed Jones. "We
will make any weight for this
bird Rivers from 122 up apd let
him name the weight.
"We are going to work on the
Fourth of July and we would
rather work here than any other
place. We would like to get
Rivers, as it would.be a great con
test, but Rivers is only one of a
half dozen challenges."
Just then McCarey broke; into
the boisterous Mr. Jones' talk.
"An)r man that sends me an in
sulting telegram " began Mc
Carey as he waved his arms to
"Nobody sent you an insulting
telegram and if we did we did
not mean it." roared Jones before
McCarey could finish.
"I think that my record in the
fighting game has warranted
that I should be treated with Te
spectVsnapped McCarey. """"
"My recorcj is just as good a
yours and don't you forget it," I
howled Jones. , '
Just then the deep, even voice '
of Wolgast came between the .
two scrappers like a wedge:
"I told Jones to send that tele-
gram and we both sent it as a !
joke," he said. "I thought that
we knew each other well enough"
for both of us to understand it."
Wolgast in his earnestness had '
thrust out his hand to Uncle
Tom McCarey and placed it on
the promoter's knee as the latter ,
stood with one foot elevated on
the seat of a chair.
McCarey instinctively thrust I
out his hand and while no one in
the circle paid the slightest atten- i
tion to it, McCarey and Wolgast
were holding hands like two
schoolboys and yelling at the
top of their voices their own ver
sion of the difference that has
come between them.
Jones had discretely become
"I would like to take the match
off your hands Uncle Toni," said
Wolgast, "and will pay you $5,- f
000 for the privilege."
"A fighter cannot run a match
in which he is a principal, or I
would take you up' said Mc
Carey. v (
Then the men got to business
and it was "but a short time until
it was anpnounced that Wolgast
will meet some good boy before
Independence Day, when he will
face Joe Rivers, tile Mexican
Wildcat, and defend his title as "
feteeight . jhamgiouvo tfig
World. " "