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the Hurry Up club Jack Ryan failed
in his attempt to beat two men In
four rounds each. He stopped Young
Ellis in two rounds, but went down
before Happy Brennan in three
rounds. Myers won two falls- from
Steve Brown in a wrestling match.
John. Canzel, former big league
player and manager, is after the
Kansas City club of the American
ass'n and has made an offer to Geo.
Tebeau, present owner. Ganzel is
said to have the backing of the
Wards, who financed the Brooklyn
club of the Federal league.
.Kitty Bransfield, former Cub and
Phil, has been signed as an umpire
in the National league. 'Bransfield
umpired in the International league
President Comiskey of the Sox is
a grandfather. A nine-pound girl ar
rived at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Louis Comiskey yesterday.
Willie Smith, golf professional at
the Mexican country club, former
national open champion of America,
died yesterday at Mexico City of
pneumonia. Smith was champion
while pro at the Midlothian club.
Jack Dillon is willing to fight Mike
Gibbons to a finish Feb. 2 in Havana,
Cuba. Mike Donlin, who is arrang
ing a mitt tournament fpr the Cu
bans, received acceptance from the
Hoosier, but no terms were named.
Dillon has been on the downgrade
recently, and a' victory over a man
like Gibbons is the only thing that
can rehabilitate him in the graces of
the fight fans.
Les Darcy, Australian middle
weight, has been in our fair country
less than a week, but he has ab
sorbed the viewpoint of Yankee
fighters. An offer of $15,000 for a
fight with Mike Gibbons, made by a
New Orleans club, was coldly turned
down by the battler from the Antip
odes, with the comment that it was
much too small.
Tom Andrews, Milwaukee promot
er, ihas -offered $25,00,0 to Darcy to
jpjeet'any manxJEUckard may se ,
lect, Rickard to co-operate with An
drews in promoting the bout in the
Cream City. This in the event Rick
ard is unable to land Madison
Square Garden to show off Darcy.
It isia fairly safe prediction that
no contest will be arranged for
Darcy immediately. Numerous bat
tles will be talked of, the press agent
ing will be good, and Les will get
plenty of advertising. Andwhen the
fight is pulled off a big1 crowd will
jam the hall to give up its coin.
Properly advertised and press
agented, a fight between Johnny
Coulon and Jess Willard would be a
drawing card, and a bit of newspaper
stimulant would lead some people to
bet on the Logan Square bantam.
Old Man Barnum was conserva
tive. Charley Pechous, Cub third base
man, has been turned back to Peoria.
Collins gymnasium, on the North
Side, is fast becoming the mecca for
some of the city's greatest mitt
wielders. The gym is crowded day
and Tiight with boxers and wrestlers
in all divisions and the club boasts
of some of the best amateurs and
professionals in the country. Among
the headliners is the' entire Doc
Krone stable, headed by Spike Kel
ley and assisted by Mickey Anderson,
Jimmy Newman, Kid Morris, Jimmy
Normoyle, Young Oakey, Billy Shan
ahan, Jeff Laskey, Tommy Moore,
Billy- Koska, Battling Jack-Nashen
and Ed McFarland, the cave man be
ing primed to wrest the crown from
Phil Harrison will train there for
his coming bout with Dorey. He will
work with Terry Thomas, Mickey
Farrel and Joe Triphan.
Prof. Skinner of the American In
dian museum, excavating tie mound
at Tioga Point, near Sayre, Pa., un
covered the bones of 68 men, which
he estimates had been buried at least
700 or 800 years. The average height
indicated by the skeletons was seven
feet, but many were taller.