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backers he would stand a show
against Mandot. Sheridan is
working out daily with Spike
Kelly and Frank Bauer, who goes
tS B '
against Jess Willard Wednesday
Luther McCarthy turned down
Jess Willard's demand for a
chance at the championship with
the request that Willard "go get
a reputation." Jess is frying to
comply with the stipulation, and
has two fights billed for this
week. The first is with Frank
Bauer in Fort Wayne Wednesday
night. After that bout the big
Kansan wiJl jump to Philadelphia
for a go with Dan Daly. Many
local fans have arranged to go to
Fort Wayne for Wednesday's
battle. It will be the first time
Willard has been seen in action
Once more arrangements have
been made for a fight between
Jack Britton and Packey McFar
land. The match will be held inT
New York and McFarland willf
get 35 per cent of the receipts.
Weight has not yet been agreed-!
upon and there is plenty of chance)
for the men to break the contract j
between now and the middle ofY
February. They have hooked up7
so often on paper that the fansJ
are skeptical every time the an-
nouncement is made that the two
Chicagoans will clash. Britton
fights Joe Sherman in Memphis
tonight, and his manager, Danny"
Morgan, will then come here toj
sign articles with Emil Thiry,
manager of McFarland.
New York has two good fights
billed for Wednesday night. Ed-,
die McGoorty and Freddie Hicks,
will be headliners at one show,o
and at the other Johnny Dundee;
and Willie Jones will top the bill.
The bout between the middle
weights should furnish fast en-
Bill Brennan, National League
umpire, has been given a $l,000i '
raise over last year. Brennan isr
the ump whose integrity was
questioned by Horace Fogel. t
It became known today that
the main discussion at the meet-"
ing of American Association
magnates here was over the in
vasion of their territory by other;
minor leagues. Minneapolis, St..
Paul, Columbus, Milwaukee and
Louisville are the cities that may
get two teams. The Central In--ternational
League wants to put'
teams in the Twin Cities, thai