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BASEBALk-SPO&TS OF ALL v SORTS--BOXING
CAREFUL ATHLETES TIGHT
FISTED OFF FIELD
Promoters" with money and, pro
moters without money are still' talk
ing largely of staging a fight some
where against some man, with Les
' Darcy as the principal attraction.
There is no longer talk of pitting the
Australian against George Carpen
tier. Most of the offers now include
the name of Mike Gibbons.
Harry Sherman is the latest with
j an offer of $25,000 for a bout be-
tween Darcy and Gibbons, to be held
Leither in Minneapolis or St -PauL
The winner would take 75 per cent
of the purse.
Leonard Hicks, local hotel man,
has complicated thesituation a bit
by saying that no one has authority
to act for Darcy in this country. Les
has kept himself clear of promoters
and managers and Tex Rickard has
nota claim on his services. Hicks
adds that he willbe sort of an ad
viser to Darcy and may arrange his
first fight in this neighborhood.
Capt. J. J. Bolger of the Seventh
infantry, prominent in western ama
ture athletics for the past 13 years,
died yesterday at his home, 5008L
Two hundred skaters, represent
ing the flower of the speed artists in
Chicago, will take part in the annual
,skating derby of the Sleipner A. C.
on the Humboldt park lagoon New
; Year's day. The fastest skaters in
i and! near Chicago compete in the
.first open tourney sanctioned by the
IWestern Skating ass'n, and kids of
: different ages will take part in races
of various distances.
In open events a one-mile scratch
race will be held and a two-mile
handicap. Gold, silver and bronze
medals will be given for first, second
- and third places respectivelyr A nov
ice race of one mile also is. .on th'e
,card and a half-mile scratch race for
boys under 13 years old. - Te other
race will be a boys' event for those
between 13 an 16 years old. Con
testants in this match will skate one
mile. With the closing of entries yester
day, nominations have beenreceived '
from the Northwest Skating club, ,
U. S. Ballbearing A. C, Saoxa A. C, '
Norwegian Turners, Palmer Park A.
C. and Northwest Wheelmen-A. C.
State Senator Daniel Herlihy has
offered trophy to the club whose
representatives - score most points,
five points to be given for first place,
three for second and one for third.
W. P. Northqptt had high score of
217 in the weekly shoot of the Chir
cago Revolver club at 1800 N. Hal
sted st , 1
Ad Wolgast has been forced to call
off the fight he haI scheduled for..
New Year's in Kansas City with Otto
Wallace, because t)f illnesB. ,
Chicago. 38, Detroit A. C. 24. ,
C. H. L Mercurys 39, Keewatins
Chi. "Y" 43, Buffalo Germans 40.
Francis E. Walsh has been elected
president of the Seminole Athletic
club. Lee H. Wagner is new. vice
presidentand. Albert J. Jourdain is
treasurer. The.Seminoles will play
indoor nines that have gymnasiums.
Phone Sunnyside 6359. Ask for
Figures of the Eastern league con-
tain a record that is remarkable.
Fred (Klondike) Smith, left fielder,
(or the Springfield club, participated
in 59 games, had 137 putouts and 7
assists without an error.
This, added to Smithts errorless
record with Rochester and Montreal
in the International league in 1915, .
when he -played in 183 games, made
380 putouts and had 21 assists, gives
Smith 401 changes in consecutive
years without a miss.
BobTWoha, the middleweight fight