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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 06, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 25

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McFarland May Cancel Fight Kid
Williams Posts Coin.
Ed Walsh Arrives Will Start for the
West Next Week.
On the statements of Emil Thiry,
(jfe manager of Packey McFarland, is
w based the belief that there is strong
probability of a hitch in the scheduled
fight between the stockyards Irish
man and Mike Gibbons, the St. Paul
phantom. '
Thiry said Packey would leave for
New York some time today to con-
suit with Billy Gibson, promoter of
the fight, who has changed the date
from Feb. 12 until some time early
in March.
On the conference between McFar
land and Gibbons will depend the fate
of the fight, according to Thiry.
This means that the promoter and
Gibbons will have to agree to every
demand made by McFarland, or the
local man will cancel his end of the
agreement and refuse to go on with
the mill.
Kid Williams is showing good faith
this time in his. determination to get
Johnny Coulon into the ring. He post
ed a $500 forfeit with Promoter Tom
McCarey in Los Angeles and put up
another check for $1,000 to be paid
Coulon as a bonus when the bantam
champion signs articles.
Williams and his manager say they
will not quibble over terms. Coulon
says the only demand he will make is
that Williams must make 116 pounds.
Johnny adds that he will he ready for
hostilities some time in April.
A The fight between Battling Levin
sky and Jim Flynn, set for Feb. 9 in
Troy, N. Y., has been indefinitely
postponed because of Flynn's illness.
This Is the, second time the bput has
' been put off and it is doubtful if the
two men will hook up in the near
future. Levinsky hasn't had a fight
for at least a week and is going stale.
"This suit I have on was made to
order." "For whom?" N. Y. World, i
Ed Walsh, former iron man of the
White Sox, blew into town from his
home in Meriden, Conn., yesterday,
and said he was in fine physical con
dition and would be able tostand up
under the .grind of a major league
campaign the coming summer.
Best of all, Big Ed really looked to
be in condition. Several times last
summer the report was sent out that
Walsh was back in shape, but each
time he started this claim was proved
false. But now the star spit looks like
a different man.
He has been taking it easy near his
home, putting in all his time with his
gun and dogs. He has allowed him
self to relax mentally and has not
worried for a minute over basebalL
Worry over his poor showing was in
large measure responsible for his fail
ure last year.
Ed wasnot used to going out on
the mound and having his offerings
pounded by the opposition. He pitch
ed to his limit, but nothing he had
seemed to be baffling. His nerves fin
ally snapper under the strain and' he
was forced to take a complete rest.
Walsh will leave for Paso Robles
in a few days, probably the early part
of next week. He is of the opinion
that the flying start will set him up
and put him in condition to start the
hard grind as soon as the main body
reaches California.
Joe Berger sent his signed con
tract to the White Sox, and with it
came the usual letter, Joe averring
that he would be some ballplayer thi3
year and would make them all hustle
to beat him out of the job..
It is old stuff, but coming from
Berger it has a ring of sincerity. This
young German is one of the gamest
guys who ever played ball on the
South Side and also puts his whole

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