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WINTER SPORTING DOPE FROM EVERYWHERE
Packey McFarland Goes East Ad
Wolgast Signs for Two Battles.
Feds May Take Signed Athletes
Cole Back With Yanks.
There is a fair chance that the Mc-Farland-Gibbons
fight may be off en
tirely. Packey is on his way to New
York, where he will meet Promoter
Gibson. What the purpose of the visit
is no one hut the stockyards light
Ad Wolgast will increase his bank
roll as a result of two more battles he'
has signed to take part in this month.
The first will be with Tommy Gary
in Cincinnati Feb. 16, and the second
with Johnny Dundee in New York
the latter part of the month.
Ad will get $2,000 for the Cincin
nati bout and $3,500 for his appear
ance in New York. Each fight is bill
ed for the ten-round distance.
Dundee should prove a worthy op
ponent for the Cadillac man. He is
young and aggressive, but may have
to give some weight to Wolgast,
which will handicap him.
Kid Williams, resting in California
after knocking out Eddie Campi, is
hurling defis at the head of Bantam
Champion Johnny Coulon and mak
ing it impossible for Coulon to pass
him up without relinquishing the
In his latest proposition Williams
offers the Logan Square man a bonus ,
of $1,000 for signing, articles for a,
twenty-round fight, and offers to bet'
large snatches of coin on the side.
Sam Harris, manager of Williams,
said that Coulon must accept Wil
liams' challenge in 30 days, or the.
challenger would claim the crown.
Mickey Sheridan finished Eddie
Ketchel off in one round'at Jackson,
Mich., last night Ketchel went down
for "nine" twice, and was practically,
out when the referee halted the mill.
Tell a girl she is a bird, and.the
first thing you know she will want to"
fly with you.
Federal League magnates are rap
idly reaching the stage where they
will, retaliate on the organized clubs
by going after players already under
When Killifer jumped to the Phillies
President Weeghman of the locals
said he and his associates had no in
tention of going after any players al
ready hooked up by the American or
But now that King Cole has-done
a flipflop to the Yanks, Weeghman is
becoming peeved, and his statement
regarding this latest desertion hints
at the employment of the same kind
of methods to fight his battles.
"If the major leagues are going to
continue such tactics, we can easily
retaliate," says Weeghman. "The
country is full of big league players
who would welcome the chance to
jump were they not under contract.
If organized forces wish us to change
our course we can easily do so. We
can turn baseball inside out in a min
ute." This utterance by the president of
the local Feds is not mere piffle. He
really has refrained from going after
men under contract, even when the
players themselves were willing to
take the leap to the Feds.
The case of John Devoe is a 'good
illustration. Little Josh was signed
by the Philies and then came bar
gaining to the Feds. When Weegh
man found the player was signed by
the Phils he told him to be on his
way, that he would not tamper with
men who had fixed up the papers.
What course Weeghman would
take now if the same situation pre
sented itself can be imagined. He
would be mighty liable to take De
vore, or anv other player, whether ha
was undci cantract or not.
So long as there is to be a legal