Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1924 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
WINTER-SPORTING DOPE FROM EVERYWHERE
Attel! Still After Kilbane Chip Wins
Abe Attell.'in town exhibiting at a
local theater, is still- hot for a match
with Johnny Kilbane in an effort to
regain his title of featherweight
champion. Kilbane has turned a deaf
ear to the little Hebrew's challenges,,
however, and there is little chance
of such a match being arranged.
Attell has few claims that entitle
him to consideration from the cham
pion now. Undoubtedly Abe, could
still climb into a ring and put up a
clever boxing show, but he has un
deniably slowed up, and the years
have told .on hia punch;. Abe would
get a good bunch .of money and a.
mess of advertising from the fight,
which Is probably his main reason for
Jack Britton, outweighed, got re
venge on Mike Glover In New York
last night. He outpointed the Brook,
lynite throughout the ten rounds,,
rolling up a good, lead on aggressive
ness and clean hitting.
It took only two rounds for George
Chip to stop Tim O'Neil of Chicago
in Grand Hapids- last night The
referee halted the slaughter to save
O'Neill grueling punishment. ' Chip
floored O'Neil in the last few sec
onds of, the .opening , round,, .and.' the
Chicagoan,. in falling, cut a gash in
his head; from which he bled freely.
Loss of blood weakened him to such
an extent that he was barely able to
stand when the second frame began.
George Carpentier, French heavy
weight champion, knocked out Pat
0'Keefeof Ireland in the second
round at Nice. Carpentier dealt his
finishing blows like a machine. While
putting O'Keefe to sleep Carpentier
also brought another shade from the
grave. After the fight he was chal
lenged by Kid McCoy, veteran heavy
weight, and accepted the defi.
Are Feds Dead? Oh, No, They're
I Not Even Sick.
j From activity around'.headquarters
in the Old Colony building yesterday
and today, this here Federal League
is the livest corpse we ever had a
C. Webb Murphy says the Feds are
already defunct. Ban Johnson pre
dicts they will not last out the week.
Other mouthpieces of organized ball
can see nothing ahead but gloom for
the newcomers. At the same time,
work of signing former employes of
the majors goes merrily on, and Pres.
Gilmore now says that 33 major
league players are under contract to
the new circuit.
With these 33 players should be
listed one umpire, and said listing
gives us a chance to be proud of a
prediction we made about ten days
ago. At that time" .it was said in this
column that the Feds would probably
attack the majors by signing some
of the veteran umpires.
Even .some people who. owed us
money laughed at that, and said
there was no chance. But just notice
that Bill Brennan, National arbiter,
yesterday afternoon signed a three
year contract, with the Feds.
And Brennan may be the bellweth
er of some more bosses of play who
are -thought to be Jlirting with the
coin dangled before them by Pres.
Gilmore and his associates. Brick
Owens was scheduled to talk turkey
The, National itself . is .fearful that
the umpireswill hop. Brennan's case
is an instance. It is customary to
mail contracts to the czars Feb. 1,
but while Brennan was in the Fed
eral offices he received ? a telegram
from his wife in St Paul saying his
contract with the National had ar
rived, at the same salary he received
Howard Camnitz, Pittsburgh fftarj