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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 12, 1913, Image 12

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cation of their ability. A few
plungers have backed Campi and
forced down the odds. Experts
who have seen both men in train
ing concede Williams the best
chance. A knockout is not ex
pected by either side.
Terry McGovern has beym ap
pointed a referee by the New
York boxing commission.
Jimmy Clabby, who whipped
Knockout Brown a few days ago,
and Ernie Zanders, who returned
last week from Australia, have
been matched for ten rounds at
Hammond, Ind., Feb. 27.
The Pal Moore-Charlie White
bout, which was prevented by the
authorities in Kenosha, will go
to New Orleans if the promoters
of the New Orleans A. C. will
make White a $500 guarantee.
Nate Lewis, manager of White,
has received word from New
Orleans, offering 30 per cent of
the gate. Moore has agreed to the
terms. White and Moore are an
evenly matched pair, and a battle
between them should prove a big
drawing card. In their first bout
in Kenosha the Chicagoan was
given the verdict, but Moore had
just finished a hard fight in the
East and had no time to train
here after getting off the train.
In the bout that was called off he
was prepared, having put in sev
eral days at local gymnasiums.
Jim Block, former-Sox catcher,
who was sent to Milwaukee in
partial exchange for Ray Schalk,
has removed the cast from the
bum finger that troubled him
last year. His throwing ability
will not be lessened.
By admitting that he was fairly
beaten by Willie Ritchie, Ad Wol
gast has done something that will
help him a lot with the fans. Di
rectly after the fight Ad made
claims of robbery, and altogether
acted in a way to sicken the pub
lic. In Portland, Ore., today he
said he would have no objection
to Jim Griffin of San Francisco,
who refereed the fight with
Ritchie, being the third man in
the ring Feb. 22, when he meets
Harlem Tommy Murphy.
"It makes no difference to me
who referees the fight," said Wol
gast. "If they want Griffin, all
right. I thought after my match
with Ritchie that Griffin was
wrong, and I was robbed, but I
guess he did the only thing he
could possibly under the circum
stances." Cutting loose from Tom Jones
seems to have done Ad a lot of
Rome, Feb. 12. Pope Piux X.,
grief stricken and impaired in
health by the death of his sister,
did not see her dead body, and he
declined to have her funeral in St.
Peter's, where he might have at
tended the services, though Vat
ican officials told the aged pontiff
that he might do this.
Instead, the Pope ordered for
Rosa Sarto a simple funeral, be
fitting the Sarto family's peasant
origin. A second-class funeral car
conveyed the body to the ceme
tery of Campo Veraho, where it
was interred temporarily.

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