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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1913.
WELSH HAY SIGN
WITH ED MURPHY
British Lightweight Offered a
. Match With Boston Boy at
Kenosha Nov. 10.
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Kenosha's next big league boxing
attraction will bring together Freddie
Welsh, the British lightweight, and
Kiddie Murphy. South Boston's bulldog
battler, on Nov. 10, if terms are agreed
upon today wlien Harry Pollok, mana
ger of the t- n ir. arrives from Winni
peg. Murphy'f pilot; Mickey Me
Uricie. returned to Chicago with his
Charge yesterday after filling an en
gagement tit St. l-oris. where Eddie
fought Jimmy Duffy of Buffalo, Tues
day night, earning an even break.
McBrlde has accepted the offer of the
Kenosha club and Pollok Is expected
to fall in line today.
: Wlih hasn't clambered through the
ropes of a boxing arena in these parts
for several years, his last stand before
Chicago fans having been staged at
Milwaukee, where he stepped ten fast
rounds with Packey McFarland. Dur
ing the last few months Freddie has
been campaigning through the north
west and Monday night won on a
toul front Milburn Sy1or. the Indian
apolis lightweight, at Winnipeg.
-; Local boxing enthusiasts and pro
mote's were surprised yesterday to
hear from Milwaukee that the series
of battle planned for the night of
Oct. 24 had been called off because
the Cream City fistic powers had been
unable to secure a satisfactory sub
stitute for Ad Wolpast. who was billed
to meet Charlie White. Nate Lewis,
who handles the local star, announced
last night that Frank .Mulkern had
-offered White a match for Monday
Bight with Jimmy Duffy of Buffalo, but
audi an enRageiuent would be under
taken only in the event that White
was guaranteed a snug purse for hia
The South .Side A. C. of Milwaukee,
a club running in opposition to Mul
kern's National, proposes to stage a
card Monday night featuring in the
wind up Ernie Zanders and Ous Chris-
tie. That's the rub for White, and
last night it looked as if Charlie
would not be engaged fistically for
several days. Tommy Ryan has of
fered Charley a match at Syracuse
Tourists Shun Fort Smith.
Port Smith. Ark.. Oct. 23. Because
a story appeared in a Chicago paper
to the effect that when the White
Box and Giants arrived here to play
an exhibition game on their world
tour, local fans Intended presenting
Managers Comlskey and McGraw wil
watch charms made out of nails taken
from the old federal gallows, on which
nearly 100 men were executed, the
game has been called off. This, at
least, if, the explanation given by
Comiskey in a letter received here
Tuesday night. According to Conils
ky any souvenir that Includes a sug-
BAMtkin of death is as popular wlCi
- baH; flayers as smallpox. The Chi
'rago minute says he was informed
that the charms had already been cast
and that local fans were anxiously
waiting the arrival or the tourists so
the souvenirs could be presented. to
Hie leaders of the teams. Under the
circumstances, Mr. Comlskey pleads.
game here could not be entertained!
EVER NOTICE THIS
ABOUT THE CANAL?
It hi t,-en a good many" years
tuicc the Panama canal was first talk
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Jigging commenced. And yet a great
many people can't say offhand Just
yhat its general direction is. Many
think It Is east and west.
. Santo Domingo The bones of Chris
topher Columbus, now in the cathedral
hero, will be sent to the Panama
Pacific exposition in San Francisco as
part of the Dominican republic's exhibit.
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H0PPE WANTS GUARANTY
FOR CONTEST IN PAREE
Statements that Willie Hoppe. the
world's champion at 18.1 and 18.2,
would meet Firm in Cassignol. the
leading French bllliardUt, in an In
ternational match at Paris appear to
hare been premature, as no match has
been arranged. Hoppe announces he
is willing to cross the Atlantic pro
vided the backets of the French play
r will mail utixfarlorr term. Hia
ultimatum is that Frenchmen must
deposit a specific amount sufficient to
cover a guaranty and expenses with
the Paris ' representatives . of the
As soon as this is done Hoppe is will
ing to make the match.
. Unless Cassignol makes a quick re
sponse it . is probable . that George
Slosson will challenge the winnes of
the coming match between Hoppe and
Calvin Demarest for the 18.2 title.
Slosson deferred challenging when he
heard " that Hodm u ' likely to Co
abroad, and In the meantime Demarest
put In his challenge, " whiclr Hoppe
promptly accepted for Nov. 17.
Charles Peterson or St. Louis has
been mutually agreed upon by the
players to referee the contest Hoppe
has not started regular practice, but
is playing occasional games with Har
ry P. Cline at Thum's rooms. New
York. ' Demarest, who last r week
played a series of three games . at
Kansas City, is back: in Chicago and
is practicing at Mussey'a rooms and
at the University dub.
Mrs. A. C. Ramsey is visiting with
her mother near Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Rev. and Mrs. G. H. Thorpe of
Reynolds called at Clyde Schneider's
home Saturday; - '-
'Mr. and Mrs. Glen Elliott left Wed
nesday for Duiuth,' Minn., where they
will visit several weeks with friends
The firet number on" the lyceuta
course will be given Monday evening,
Oct. -27 by Henry Clark. Mr. Clark
h ; a national reputation and the pub
H: is invited to attend to hear the
splendid lecture which he will give.
Miss Marna McLaughlin spent Sat
urday and Sraday with home folka at
LeClaire, Iowa. ' '.
Mrs. Charles Crawford was a Rock
Island caller Saturday.
. J. M. Kell of Davenport was a busi
ness caller In this vicinity Saturday. -
Mies Anna Hintcrmeister spent sev-
eral days last week in Preemption.
Mr. and Mrs. John Curry and son,
Clair, were tri-clty visitors; Wednes
day. Mrs. Charles Jabn entertained her
c'ub at her ho:ne Thursday afternoon.
Mh.s Elhcabe'h Schneider and Mr.
and Mrs. Clyde Schneider spent. Sun
day with Mrs. Anna HIntermetster and
family. ' '
All the pews all the.' time . The