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two. He announced "" that he
would marry Miss Fay King, a
Denver newspaper artist, tomor
row, and a few minutes after chal
lenged Willie Ritchie, who is
"acting" in Denver, to a fight for
the lightweight championship.
Baf s marriage to Fay is old stuff.
He has pulled it often, and Miss
King"always comes through with
a haughty denial. It keeps Bat's
name in the poipers.
His threat to regain the light
weight championship is a joke.
Second-raters have been giving
the former great all the work he
wanted in the last few months,
and Bat has not been getting any
better than an even break.
Eddie McGoorty, the Oshkosh
middleweight, clashes with Fred
die Hicks of Detroit in a ten
round bout at New York tonight.
McGoorty has a better punch
than his opponent, but Hicks is a
strong, aggressive man, and
should provide plenty of enter
tainment. This is McGoorty's
first bout in New York since he
trimmed Mike Gibbons.
Leach Cross was only able to
draw with Jimmy Duffy in Buf
falo last night. After the mill
Cross claimed his left shoulder
troubled him during the entire
ten rounds and forced him to do
most of his scrapping with one
hand. Duffy landed the most
blows, but Leach's punches were
clean and well timed.
George Pierce, the left-handed
spit-baller, and Mike Heckinger,
local semi-pro catcher, "signed
the papers" yesterday with the
Fort Wayne, Ind., is the capital
of the fight game tonight. Jess
Willard and Frank Bauer are
billed to hook up in a ten-round
bout, and local sports will have
their first opportunity of seeing
the challenger for Luther Mc
Carty's title in action. Bauer is a
trial horse, and on past form Wil
lard is picked by the wise ones to
win by a big margin. Both men
are huskies and the bout may end
before the time limit.
WHAT A TALE
The man with the bronzed face
and the rolling eye was enthrall
ing his friends with a nerve-rack
ing sea story when Matthews en
tered just in time to hear him
"And so my ship went down
with all hands."
"Went down?" queried Mat
thews; "but where were you?"
"I was in the captain's cabin at
the time," said the skipper. "We
sank, and scarcely a ripple was
left to mark the spot."
"Tough luck!" continued Mat
thews, "but I suppose you forced
your way out of the cabin and
managed to" swim ashore?"
"No," replied the salt. "I just
stood where I was."
"But look here, old boy," chal
lenged Matthews, "you say you
were locked in the cabin and
made no effort to escape, and yet
here you are safe and sound be
fore us. What is this, a tale of the
"No; it's a tale of the submarines."
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