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BOXING SPORTS OF ALL SORTS BASEBALL
The business of selling those Cubs
is still uppermost in the minds of Chi-
cago's sports. But today may see the
actual sale ofHhe Bruins and hot
stovers will be leftithout ammuni
tion. In factCharlie Weeghman hopped
on a midnight train for Cincinnati
last night with a brand new certified
check tucked away in an inside
pocket. All that is lacking now is a
receipt from C. P. Taft'to make him
boss of theWest Side crew.
The wires from Cincinnati carried
a story from Taft that the deal was
"0. K" and couldn't hitch. Chicago
money exclusively will be used in the'
purchase, Weeghman declared last
1 A slam at the hopes of those bugs
who wanted J. Franklin Baker on
third base of the Sox was the signing
of George Moriarity of Detroit Mo
riarity, although he has seen his best
days, is better than anything the Sox
now have for the third sack place.
The St. Louis deal, which sends the
Browns into the hahds of the Federal
league owners of that city, w,as corii
pleted last night. Price was rumor
ed at $525,000. Fielder Jones will be
the manager of thenew club.
Although the Maroons have not
shown up as the best in the basket
tossing game they were jjood enough
to romp away with a pair of contests
with Armour institute at the South
Side university gym last night f
Either the Maroons gained a lot in
the last two weeks or the' institute
boys were very rotten, for the scores
of the two games were 28 to 11 and
52 to 3. Clashes between the rival
South Sidei schools usually result in
Illinois also had the copping spirit
last night and the downstate boys
took one from Wabash. 24 to Hi.
The Wells-White scrap in Boston
was a close and hot one. Wells got
the decision over Charlie White, a
Chicago boy, but so ,much argument
resulted that they were matched to
fight again Jan. 18th in Beantown.
The winner takes on Freddy Welsh
for the big title.
Wells, none other than Matt Wells
of England, was a favorite with the
crowd when the battle started.
He got away strong and held a lead
over White for the first three rounds.
Some heavy slams to the Englisher's
beazer in. the fourth evened things
up. The battle was nip. and tuck
after that But Wells got the deci
sion. International skating champion
ship contests are billed for Grant
park on "Jan. 28, 29 and 30. The
Western Skating ass'n and LiC.
will get together to stage the events.
Another six-day bike race is in
store for the riding fans. It starts
Feb. 2, according to Promoter T. P.
The Trib is sore because Old Man
Frost didn't come across with some
weather for the Trib's skating bee.
An ice skating contest without ice is
a quiet thing, to say the least The
Trib wil probably correct this nui
sance with a few bold editorials.
"Mysterious" Billy Smith, who was
welterweight champion nearly 20
years ago, says he will re-enter the
Lring. He has actually gone into
Smith is 46, but says he can whip
most present day fighters of his
weight He weighs 175.
'"I don't need money," he says,
"but I'd like to show up a few of
these fellows. The difference between
the fighting of the old days and the
present day dancing will be apparent
Wheh I step into the ring."
When in his prime Smith, who now
lives in Portland, Ore., would fight a
buzz saw if it challenged him. He'
fought men of all weights and was
one of the cleverest that eyer pulled
on a glove.
Smith was" the first to defeat
George (Kid) Lavigne, Jightweight