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Benton Case May Cause Split Today :Siki’s Reinstatement Means Much to Dempsey SHOWDOWN IN SQUABBLE IS SOUGHT BY HERRMANN 'Cincinnati Mogul Insists on Right to Use Southpaw i Who Made Unsubstantiated Charges of At- I tempted Bribery Against Herzog. * TV T t'W YORK. February 13.—The determination of Augu>t Herrmann, I\J Cincinnati club president, to force a showdown on the case of the i A ” .Left-handed Rube Benton threatened to precipitate some trouble lamong the National League magnates at their annual meeting today. The Benton incident, club officials already in the city admitted, prob ably will make a warm affair out of what ordinarily would have been a tame meeting, with nothing but routine matters to receive atten- Ition. f Herrmann is here apparently to, Irrake an issue of the case. Although I fbe refused to discuss his contem plated action before the meeting I opened, he did say that he wanted the I other league officials to tell him why j Renton couldn’t rightfully pitch for ' his Reds, while he might do so j for the St. Paul club with perfect ] propriety. Charles Herzog of Baltimore also is i In the city, awaiting his quarrel with J Renton, which originated in the tin- j substantiated charge of the pitcher ; In 1920 that Herzog had sought to bribe him to “throw" a game, is said to be at the bottom of the row. Herzog had a lawyer to advise him. The 192;! schedule is to be ratified •nd a number of constitutional amendments adopted at the December joint meeting are to be acted upon. The trade market wa.s said to give ■light promise of activity. RAY FAILS OF RECORD: IS BEATEN BY RITOLA < NEW YORK, February 13.—Joie ! Ray did not break any records at the j 71st Regiment games last night, in ! his farewell local appearance in com- j petition this season, but few experts j bad figured he would. It was too much j to expect even the sensational Chi-; cago runner to heat on a ten-lap • track a mark for a mile and three- ; quarters that he had set on an eight- \ lap oval last Saturday—a mark, by l the way, that was ten seconds better; than tho thirteen-year-old record of George Bonhag. What Ray did accomplish, was to' better Bonhag's record for the second j time in three days, this time by a i margin of seven seconds. The effort, ; however, was nor enough to bring j him victory. A strong field had been: allotted liberal allowances with the! object of forcing the Chicagoan to bis best* speed and the handicaps | proved a bit too liberal in one case. William Ritola.. four-mile-record hold « r, making good use of his handicap of ninety yards, finished about twen- i ty yards ahead of the western] whirlwind, and who, in turn, was fif teen yards ahead of William Goodw in of the New York Athletic Club at the •nd. P.ay’s time was 8.03 3-5 and re markable at that for a. ten-lap track. It was only three and four-fifths sec onds slower than the record race he bad flashed at the Wilso games on Saturday, ami on an eight-lap track the Chicagoan might have beaten his own mark. He went after his field with a great show of speed at the crack of the gun and gained appre- ; ciably on Ritola and the rest. hut. I after traveling a mile and reaching ■ aixth place, Ray seemed to slacken pace a bit. Abel Kiviat. in his second attempt • t an athletic "comeback.” showed decided promise in one of the fea tures. He failed to win. but he fin ished full of running, a mighty close second to Michael A. Devaney. title- J holder, in the three-quarter-mile met- I ropolitan championship. Content to | lee the others set the pace for more than six of the seven and a half laps j Kiviat came with a rush on the final j circuit of the track, moved up, from j fifth place and actually oulfooted j Devaney in tlie closing sprint. Had he started his spurt a trifle j sooner. Kiviat might have won. De- | snite the fact that he was humped j about 100 yards from fha finish, the j former national champion w as only a | little more than a yard behind De- 1 vanoy at the- tape. Korea Murchison, who has been I almost unbeatable in sprint races this} season, scored another victory in the seventy-yard handicap in seven and two-fifths seconds. MARDI GRAS HANDICAP AT NEW ORLEANS TODAY N'EW OR KEAN'S. February 13.—The Business Men's Racing Association's thirty-eight-day winter meet will be brought to a close with the running ©f today's program, the feature of which is the $5,000 Mardi Gras handi cap. at a mile and three-sixteenths. In which eighteen of the best horses racing here have been entered. The sport will shift tomorrow to .lefferson Park to continue until * March 17. Six races will be run daily. The $lO,OOO I.ouisiana Derby will be the feature of the closing day. The horses nominated to face the barrier in the Mardi Gras handicap are: Setting Sun. Blarneystone. Sir Thomas Koan. Rama. American Boy. Fanloche, Olynthus, Ro\ ce Rolls. Cop per Demon, Irish Kiss, Rib Grass, Cal cutta, Best Pal. Parader, K.scarpol lette. .lack Hare, jr., Day Kily and Eulalia. PROMINENTCHICAGOANS SPONSORING MCE TIM CHICAGO. February 13. —Seven ad ditional prominent, Chicagoans have been appointed to membership on the board of directors of the Chicago Washington Park Club, recently or ganized and incorporated .as the par ent horse racing body in Illinois, it %as announced today. First drafts of tho bill the club will sponsor be fore tho legislature in hope of again having the sport legally permitted have been drawn, it was announced, and probably will be sent to Spring- Deld, the state capital, the last of ■his week. Tho new members of the board of directors were announced as; C. H. Markham, president of the Illinois Central railroad; A G. Leonard president of the Union Stock Yards and Transit Company; Harold Foreman of Foreman Bros., bankers; R. J. Collins, former presi dent of the Chicago Athletic Associa tion: Garrard Wilson, attorney; Eu- Seno Byfleld of a hotel company and tto Lehmann, department store ftwner. A.do—ink Mrlaaiag club has been | tW Jtelwnrtty_<oC^wit3hogn SPtTKTS. ALL GARDENERS IN FOLD WITH SIGNING OF GOSLIN I.run t.o*lin |* the latest addition to the rank* of plnyers signed by the Washington club. Goose hav ing gone through the legal for mality yesterday, when he ran i down from his home in Jersey for a conference with President Grif fith. Goslln, the leading hitter of the Nationals Inst season, with a .324 average, and the only member of the local array to flnlsh in the charmed circle, completes the list of live performers who are candi dates for nntileld berths. Rice. Wade. Fisher and McVamaru al ready are In the fold. SEVERAL STARS LOST TO MICHIGAN TEAM j AW ARBOR. Mich., February 13. j Freshmen and members of Michigan's } reserve foot ball squad reported to | Coach Little today for the first of the 1 spring lectures that are to continue j until April 5. when outdoor practice ■is to begin. Coach Yost will deliver ! some of the lectures on fundamentals, 'which are slated for twice a week. ■ The result of the recent examina- I tions still is worrying some depart ! ments of athletics. Hockey and track ' squads are to suffer, as well as the basket ball team and the swimming i team may lose one of its stars. All of Coach Fisher’s base bail men of : promise came through, however. I Lindstrom. hockey center, is ineli j gible for the remainder of the season : and several others are in doubt, : Track Poach Farrell lost Xeisch. jave- J lin and broad jump star and the ! swimming team will lose Jack Gow. free style mainstay. Birks’ ineligibility in basket ball may cost him the captaincy next sea son'. He was the only junior on the I team and was declared out along w Ith ! Miller, Rice and Emery, i , VIRGINIA GETS NEALE TO COACH BASE BALL CLARKSBURG, AV. Va.. February 13.—Earl H. (Greasy) Neale, former outfielder of the Cincinnati Nationals, has accepted terms with the Univer sity of Virginia as base ball coach of Ihe varsity team. Neale, visiting his brother here. :said the original agreement called I for him to take charge next Sep : tember with the start of foot ball, but this was changed when he re ceived a telegram from University officials urging him to take up his duties this year. He will report at Charlottesville March 1. Last season Neale was foot hall coach at "Washington and Jefferson I college. NORTHWESTERN PLACES BAN ON TEN ATHLETES f CHICAGO, February 13.—-Ten Northwestern University athletes, in [ eluding six swimmers, two wrestlers, one track man and one basket ball player, have been placed on the in eligible list as the result of semester examinations. Members of the swimming team declared ineligible were Henry Pen field, Milton Beschwitz, Bob Phillips. Art Winslow. Lester AVheeler and Richmond Corbett. Larry Horton, 175-pounder, and Howard Berolzheimer, heavyweight, were forbidden to enter the remain ing - wrestling - meets. The track team, which has been prexiaring - for a meet with Minnesota Friday, will be without its star weight man, Ole Dahl. The basket hall team lost Bob Blythe, reserve forward. BECKETT INJURED, FIGHT WITH SMITH POSTPONED LONDON, February 13—The fight between Joe Beckett and Dick Smith, iwhich had been, set for next Monday night, has been postponed, in conse quence of an injury to Beckett's left hand. * Beckett's physician says the Injury will prevent him from boxing - for some weeks. SCHANG ACCEPTS TERMS. N'KAV A'ORK. February 13.—Catcher Wally Schang has accepted terms for service with the A'ankees this year and will go to -Hot Springs with Pitcher Boh Shawkey next Sunday. Business Manager Barrow has an Motor Cycles, $4O Up ■l5 A MONTH will buy late mod els, slightly used. Harleys. Indians. Hendersons and Ace for $4O and up. 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The several correspondents who have asked this question did not give a definition of what t hey con side red a great or historic hit. To me the greatest hit is the most timely hit. That makes the answer comparatively easy. The single made by A1 Bridwell in that famous game with the Cuba in 1908, when Merkle failed to touch second, stands out in my memory as the greatest. That particular line drive won the pennant of 1908, though we did not get it. 1 have never weakened in my opinion that the awarding of that pennant to the Cubs on a technicality was unjust. Bridwell’s hit really won the championship. Had Chjinee to Wlw Flag.* Very likely fans of today remember that famous incident clearly. There were two out at the time and Merkle was on first, with Harry McCormick on third. Bridwell came to bat with the chance of winning a pennant staring him in the face. A1 was not the least disturbed by the importance of the moment. In fact, Bridwell was one of the gamest players I ever knew. We’ all had a hunch that he was going to nail the ball, and. sure enough, he did. It was a clean line smack to center. McCormick scored from third with the winning run and then the trouble started. While T am on the subject, even though 1 am a little ahead of my story, this is a good place to describe just what happened that afternoon that day that still keeps an important spot in base ball history. Here is ex actly what happened; Crowd Surge* Onto Field. After Bridwell had hit the ball and ANTI-DRAFT VOTE OF INTS NOT DECLARATION OF WAR BV JOHN B. FOSTER. NEW YORK. February 13.—Action by tbe International League in declaring formally that the owners will accept no draft-tagged players from the majors cannot be said to be a declaration of war. The action was called a great surprise by some folks. To others it wasn’t any such enormous surprise at all. So far as the International League is concerned, the draft question is today in the well known state of status quo. The base ball situation will begin for the members of the International exactly where it left off for them at the finish of the season of 1922. The Xnternationalers remain non drafters and they are not going to take\ any placers on their club rolls to whom the strings of attachment have been filed by major league clubs. Loud cheers from most sections of the Pacific Coast BcagYiel If the Boston or New Y’ork clubs wish to send players to the Interna tional teams they may do so. but they wtll not be subject to the draft. The International has determined to retain its identity as it has existed since the last major-minor agreement was signed. llefdHPd to Be Coerced. The action is merely a declaration of existence. The International has decided it will not be bound by any tiling which may be passed by the major leagues which seems to be in the nature of coercion. For the best of reasons, as it appears to the In ternational league owners, they can get along without any more regula tions to the national game than were necessary in the season of 1932. and they intend to go along without them. For the moment it doesn't look one whit as if the International folks expect to back up until after the sea son of the minor-major agreement lias run out. and they may not do so then. The minors do not have that fear of the bogey man that they had some seasons back. The schedule adopted by the In ternationals seems to be a pretty fair allotment of .playing dates all around, but the schedule will not be made HAIR GROOM TUNNMKUa ( CbmbedJ U_) COMB HMD U STAYS Millions Keep Hair Combed, Glossy, Well-Groomed— Few Cents Buys Jar any Drugstore—Not Sticky, Smelly ✓ Kven obstinate, unruly or sham pooed hair stays combed all day in any style you like. "Hair Groom” Is a. dignified combing cream which gives that natural gloss and well groomed effect to your hair—that Anal touch to good dross both Is huainoay and, asp-social' occasions. * McGRAW, AS HE LOOKS TODAY. McCormick had scored everybody started running across the field. Al ways it had been customary to do this. Merkle, like all players before him, simply ran down toward second. Having shown that he could have reached the bag had he wanted to, he turned off and ran to the clubhouse. He did not really touch the bag. though most of the players thought he did. at the time. In a moment there was consterna tion. We saw Hofman throw the ball in and make wild motions as if some thing was to happen at second base. It seemed that a similar play had been made by the Cubs a week or so before. The ball went over toward third. Pitcher Kroh. a substitute, ran out and scrambled to get the ball. Joe McGinnity. who also had run out. grappled with Kroh. In the meantime the crowd was surging and milling about them and Johnny Evers was wildly waving his arms at second base, MeGlulty Threw Ball Sway. Joe MoOlnnity finally got the ball away from Kroh and threw it into the left-field bleachers. That’s why 1 always have maintained that no play was made at second with the ball that had been hit. To get a picture of this confusion vou must hear in mind that thou sands of fans were running all over public until the majors have their fling. It is supposed to come out in about ten days from today. Providence would like mightily to get into the circuit again but it is generally the impression that Head ing will go better this year. There is capital behind the team sufficient to carry it through and interest promises to he greater, especially if that hustler. Spencer Abbott, has any thing like his usual success as a man* ager. Rumor has it that Commissions! Landis will come east, arriving her! in time to shake hands with the Na tional League owners, who are hold ing their schedule meeting here today. It is not customary for the Commis sioner of base ball to attend annual meetings of the league unless he is i .l viLtu to do so. or unless he has a very special purpose and therefore much surmise is on as to just what's what. Most folks think he wants to say something in the Benton case. If so, then something is about to pop that may take the lid off the bottle. It is possible that the roots of the Benton case lie far deeper than any one who knows is wiVing to admit. iCoprrifbt, 19113.) COP GETS TTttPIEE JOB. COLUMBIA. S. C., February 13.—E. P. Alexander, Savannah policeman and former ball player and pugilist and boxing referee, has been appoint ed an umpire in the South Atlantic Association. Greaseless, stainless “Hair Groom” does hot show on the hair because It is absorbed by the scalp, therefore I four hair remains so soft and pliable 1 and go natural that no one -caajjo*- I siblytell-you-iuid-'U. uigj j tho diamond. Nobody seemed to know what happened. Jack Hayden, playing the outfield for the Cubs, had run toward the clubhouse, thinking the game over. Finally Johnny Evers got the at tention of Umpire Emslle, who was working on the bases that day. Hank O'Day was behind the bat. Emslle walked away from Evers, shaking his head to indicate that he would not allow such a play. Evers followed him for a short distance and then he ran to O'Day, who had turned away from the plate, walking toward the stand, and was taking the extra balls out of his blouse. Nobody ever knew what decision had been made. Hank O’Day'a Explanation, The next morning, the excitement still being intense, several newspaper men went down to the old Hotel Ash land, where the umpires stopped in those days. Ifito hotel is not there now. One of the reporters asked O'Day to tell exactly what was his decision. He said the runner (Merkle) was out, because it was necessary for him to touch second to prevent a forced play. “But that would only leave the score tied." tlie newspaper man suggested. “Why didn't you order play re sumed?” v Why—why,” said O’Day hesitating ly. “I called the game on account of darkness." I am giving tills conversation on the authority of a sport writer, a good friend of mine, who was present. I have been told that O’Day went to see Harry Pulliam, president of the league, and such an explanation w-as decided upon, Decision Coat the Pennant. In any event, that decision cost us tlie pennant. We had a few- more games to play, but that sort of took the heart out of the gang. It finally came down to a tie, with even Pitts burgh having a chance. The game between the Cubs and Giants was ordered played over. In that game we lost. Mathewson pitched for us in the play-off and Jack Pfeister started for the Cubs, AVe got to Jack very quickly, but Frank Chance was wise enough to yank him out just in time. He put in Mordecal Brown and the Cubs finally won out. So. with all those exciting events following that single of Bridw r ell's, l regard that as the greatest hit 1 ever saw. I have seen longer hits. The longest hit I ever saw—and 1 feel pretty sure that it was the long est ever made—was a wallop by Babe Kuth in an exhibition game down in Tampa, Fla., off "Columbia” George Smith, who was pitching for tne Giants. Ball Traveled SST Feel. I didn't believe it possible for a man to hit a base ball as far as that. He caught the ball squarely on the nose and it started like an ordinary long fly. Instead of coming down, though, it kepi rising. “My God!” exclaimed one of the players, "where is that ball going?” The drive cleared the field, a race , track and then the fence. Interest in its length was greater than In the game itself. For the rest of the game that was all we talked about. To be sure of its length, a party of newspaper men and players went*out and measured the distance accurately. That ball had traveled 58" feet. ?>lind you. that is just thirteen feet short of 200 yards! Can you imagine such a drive'.* That hit by Ruth would have clear ed the bleachers and the center-field fence in the Polo Grounds. It was easily the longest hit I ever saw or ever expect to see. Often I am asked if any of the old timers like Dan Brouthers or Ed Delehanty could hit a ball as bard as Kuth. My answer is. "No.” I don’t think a man ever lived who could put !such force behind a ball. (Copyright. 1923. r. S. und Canada by Christy Walsh Syndicate.! ! PIERCE 1 THE SEVEN-PASSENGER SEDAN The family owning thisbeautiful and In the heat of summer these same distinguished car requires no other. 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C. mi 1313 Cathedral St, Baltimore, Md, | TENNIS CUP CHALLENGE MADE BY GREAT BRITAIN By the Aaaoclated Preas. LONDON. February 13.—Great Britain haa cabled a challenge to America for the Davla cup, the In ternational lawn tenuis trophy. Great Britain will comopete In the European group of contestants. NEW YORK. February 13. Great Britain’s entry for the Davla cup tournament created unusual Interest in tennis circles today, as the British team will represent, for the first time, the British Isles only. freland has expressed its desire to gain separate Identity in sports aa well as politically, and challenge for the Davis cap on the same footing as other British com monwealths. The British challenge la the sec ond to be filed for the 1923 Inter national contest. India, which also will play in the European zone, sent Its challenge several weeks ago. • IDEM BEATS RICHARDS INWjFIMPPIES” BUFFALO, N. T.. February 13. Bill Tilden, 2d. national champion, won the final in the singles of the in door tournament of the Buffalo Ten nis and Squash Club, defeating Vin cent Richards, 6—4, 4—6, 3—6, 6—3. 6—l. The play was spirited and at times sensational, although both w r ere un der handicaps—Tilden from a recent operation on his racket hand and Richards from a fractured bone in his right foot, suffered in the semi-finals. Surgeons urged Richards not to play, but he insisted on going into the sin gles final, but forfeited in the dou bles. Burnham Del) and Lawrence Rice, who thus, got their semi-final by de fault. went into the final of the dou bles and won, defeating Dean Mathey and R. Bindley Murray, B—lo, 6—4, 3—6. 6—2. 6—3. Close observers of the game de clared that Tilden never played in belter form. DEMPSEY AIDS KELLER, WHOM HE ONCE FOUGHT SALT LAKE CITY, Utah. February 13.—Jack Dempsey. world heavy weight champion, has a new training partner in the person of Terry Kell er, prominent some years ago as a heavyweight boxer, and who Jack once fought. Last .Saturday at Ogden, while en route to Salt Lake, Demp sey met Keller. Questioning brought forth admissions by Keller that he was broke, hungry and looking for a job. and Jack lost no time in taking him in tow. FLYWEIGHT TITLE AT STAKE. BOSTON. February 13.—The Ameri can flyweight boxing championship will be at stake tonight, when Pancho Villa, the little Filipino who holds the title, meets Frankie Mason of Fort Wayne. Ind.. former holder. The match is scheduled for ten rounds and to a decision. PILOT RICKEY RELEASES FIVE ROOKIE CARDINALS ST. I-Ot’lS. February 13—The release of five recruits was an nounced today by Branch Rickey, manager of the St. Louis Nation als. Pitchers Karl Cash and Glenn Hostetler and James Hudgins, an laflelder. were sent to the Fort Smith elnh of the Western Associ ation! Henry Vick, a catcher, went to the Houston Texas League tram and Pitcher Carrol Grimm was re leased to Syracuse, of the Inter national League. EVENTUALLY MAY RESULT IN A TITLE BOUT ABROAD If Senegalese Stows Away Mike McTigue in March, Jack Probably WiU Go to France to Uphold Fistic Laurels of White Race. BY FAIR PLAY. NtW \ ORK, I-cbruary 13.—Battling Siki’s reinstatement by the trench boxing commission as a pugilist eligible for battles comes at a fine time for Dempsey. Under the surface, all through thr negotiations which the champion's manager, Kearns, has been conduct ing in behalf of his meal ticket, has lain the European idea. The scheme has been for Jack to go abroad and mingle with a few easy marks, re turning to this country in time for such big stuff as Kearns has been able to provide. Had it not been for Carpenticr’s beating by Siki, Dempsey would br in Europe now. and the world would be agog over the second “battle ot the century.’ As it is. the Frenchman could hardly impress any one. even the humblest peasant who tends his flocks under the shadow of the Appenines. as a championship contender now. “RED” ROBERTS IS NAMED REAL KENTUCKY COLONEL PRAMiFORT, Ky„ Ffbnury 13, —Another Kentucky colonel nas created nhen Gov. Edwin P. Mor row named Jinn (“Raj") Robert*. Center College foot ball atar and 1821 All-American selection, to hi* personal staff with that rank. Robert*, who I* twenty-three. I* probably the youngest to attain that position. He is a senior at Center. Those who has* watched him dis port on the gridiron are anxious to see him appear in military regalia. He Is six feet one inch tall and weighs 235 pounds. CARPENDER IS WILLING TO BATTLE SIKI AGAIN PARIS, February 13. —"As soon as Carpentier has finished with .loe Beckett, that is to say after May 11. he will be at the disposal of Siki,” said Francois Descamps, to IVAuto today. M. Brouilhet, Siki's manager, was delighted with the amnesty declara tion of the boxing federation, and said he planned to have the Senegal ese box'er reconquer his forfeited championship as soon as possible. Brouilhet added that he would de posit with the federation a challenge for the light-heavyweight champion ship of Prance. Siki is now exhibiting in Czecho slovakia, and hence it. is not known what he thinks of the lifting of his suspension. The French federation on the oc casion of its twentieth anniversary yesterday decided in favor of amnesty for all recent offenders. The decision as regards Siki annuls his suspension and allows him to apply for a new boxing license, which will be granted, but does not restore to him his championship titles. NEW YORK. February 13—Re granting of license to Battling Siki. the Senegalese heavyweight, by the French Boxing Federation may re store him to good standing with the New York state boxing commission, which announced on November 11 that he would not be permitted to box under its jurisdiction until his case was cleared at home. SPORTS. But Siki, has gained about as much prestige as Carpentier has lost. The French boxing authorities put him on the shelf for a. while, but he has not been there long enough to catch the dust of public forgetfulness. So. when any one speaks of the Euro pean situation the first thing that comes to mind is Siki. and then im mediately afterwards. Dempsey. Siki has got a hurdle in March, a bout with Mike McTiguc who has been knocking them cold in England for about a year. The mixup is set for March and will take place in Dub lin. The Senegalese will out-weigh Mike nearly thirty pounds, but ex perts who have watched the negro in action think that a pugilist of Mc- Tgue’s stripe can afford to give th* wild man this much weight. Siki, on the other hand, has sur prised the sporting world more than once. If he slows Mike away -then there is little doubt that Dempsey will receive a handsome offer to sail for France and uphold the fistic laurels of the white race. (Copyright. 1923 ) EIGHT TARGET EVENTS CARDED FOR TDURWEV KANSAS CITY, Mo., February 13. Six 230-target events and two chal lenge cup races were on today's program of the interstate trapshoot tournament. More than fifty ama teurs and professionals from all parts of the country are taking part in the tournament. The challenge cup contests today were for the interstate amateur tar get cup held by E. C. Wheeler of Pawhuska, Okla., and the interstate challenge cup, held by the all-Penn sylvania team. Wheeler had nine challengers for the amateur target cup, while three teams had entered in the challenge cup race. Teams from Kansas City and Illinois were entered against the Pennsylvanians. Frank M. Troeh of Vancouver, Wash., was high man at the prelim inaries yesterday, the first day of the tournament. His score was 09 out of a possible 100. Four men made OS. CHICAGO. February 13,-Tommy Gibbons, St. Paul heavyweight boxer, and .Tames Tracey, the Australian heavyweight, have been matched for a bout in East Chicago, Ind., Febru ary 26, Eddie Kane, manager of Gib bons, announced today.