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Luther McCarty will not fight
again until July 4. That date will
probably be given to Bombardier
Wells, the English champion, be
fore Tom McCarey's Vernon,
CaL, club. In the meantime, Mc
Carty will act like a real cham
pion and gather the public's
change by appearing on the
vaudeville stage for several
weeks. If he is a first-class pug
his acting will be punk.
McCarey wants to stage anoth
er '"elimination" tournament. Al
Palzer, Gunboat Smith and Jess
Willard would be the contestants.
McCarty would fight the winner
and the championship would be
definitely settled. Willard is wild
for a crack at McCarty. He holds
a decision over him in ten rounds.
While Luther is basking in the
adulation of the fight fans, who
seldom look beneath the surface,
his wife is peeling potatoes in a
saloon in Fargo, N. D. She says
she has not received a letter from
her husband since last May, but
was sent some small change when
McCarty whipped Flyrtn. She
has been in Fargo for a year and
had McCarty arrested there for
failure to support her and their
little girl. The action was drop
ped and the new champion beat it
to Chicago. She says she is not
"sore at Luke."
If what Mrs. McCarty says is
true, she is a better fighter than
Al Palzer. At least, she stands
more punishment and still asks
Frank Chance now officially
belongs to the Yanks, though
terms have not been arranged be
tween him and Owner Farrell.
Garry Herrmann of the Reds sent
Chance's release papers to Farrell
and the latter immediately mailed
his check for $1,500, the waiver
Chick Mattick, the White Sox
outfielder, has sent his signed
contract to President Comiskey.
With the experience gained last
year, the youngster is looked up
on as a fixture in the Sox garden
Nick Cullop, the left-handed
pitcher of the New Orleans
Southern League team, is a popu
lar guy. Murphy wants him for
the Cubs, Somers is after him for
ihe Cleveland Naps and Garry
Herrmann has also put in a bid.
Somers holds an option, agreeing
to pay as much as the next one.
He has started the bidding at
Kandul defeated McCourt of
Pittsburgh, 50 to 42, in last
light's game in the National
Three-Cushion Billiard League.
Ad Wolgast has a chance to
start his come-back campaign
fight. Jimmy Coffroth has of
fered him a bout with Harlem
Tommy Murphy for Feb. 22.
Murphy is popular in San Fran
cisco, following his defeat of
Frankie Burns Wednesday.
Memphis, Tenn., is after a fight
between Joe Rivers and Jack
White, the local lightweight. At
present Rivers is tied up with sev
eral engagements in New York,
the first with Leach Cross.
Cleveland is a stricken city.