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WINTER SPORTING DOPE FROM EVERYWHERE
Ritchie Is Near Weight To Decide
Referee Question Today.
Comiskey and Callahan Are Home
Feds Off to Spring Camp.
With the date of his battle with Ad
Wolgast still three- days off, Willie
Ritchie is within a poud of the weight
he has contracted to make; for the
The champion climbed on the
scales at O'Connell's gymnasium yes
terday following a strenuous work-
out, and tipped the beam at an ounce
or two over 136 pounds. That means
he has knocked off four pounds since
he began training.
VUp in Milwaukee Wolgast is train
ing as arduously as Ritchie, and re
ports from the Cream City indicate
her is in' top condition. Making the
weight will not be difficult for Ad,
who can still fight in the neighbor
hood of 133 pounds and. be strong.
A conference will be had this after
noon on the referee question. Ritchie
is still opposing Harry Stout, one of
the licensed officials of the boxing
commission, and-will probably be suc
cessful in his opposition. The com
mission will select some Wisconsin
man, however, as the-boxing law re
quires that all fights be conducted by
a man licensed by the fight body.
George Duffy is the man now looked
upon as the probable final selection.
Pullman defeated Hyde Park, 4
goals to 2, in the race tor the na
tional soccer championship. Pullman
is the only western team left in the
race. Seven eastern teams have sur
vived the preliminaries.
Spike Kelly fights Lee Barret of
Milwaukee in Madison, Wis., Tuesday
The American Bowling Congress
tournament opens at Buffalo tonight.
Chicago pin smashers will not get in
to action until Friday night.
Did you ever notice a man with
run-down heels? Well, the chances
are that he is a bill collector.
President Comiskey of the White
Sox, Manager Callahan and the local
players who circled the globe arrived
home this morning, rolling into Chi
cago at 9 o'clock.
Commy, who has been ill during
the latter stages of the tripappeared
to be on his way to complete recov
ery, and declared he would be. all
right after a few days within sight of
the lake. Whafhe needs is rest, afid
it is doubtful if he wili go to Califor
nia to meet the athletes who draw
pay from him.
Neither Comiskey or Callahan had
much to add to the accounts of the
trip they gave out in New York. They
still have one more banquet to go
through tomorrow night before the
trip, officially closes.
Callahan was undecided just when
he would start west. He had reports
from Kid Gleason, and was satisfied
with the .,wo'rk.of the peppery little
assistant manager, He feels that he
can trust Gleason to get everything
possible out of the.spring trainers.
Jim Scott may" riot remain for the
banquet tomorrow night. The Elk
Shooter was notified that his brother
had died suddenly in California and
wanted to go west as soon as pos
sible. Buck Weaver and the rest of the
athletes appeared in excellent con
dition and said' they were ready to go
right to work. They will be sent on
to California in a couple of days.
Joe Tinker and his Federal Leag
uers will be in camp at Shreveport to
night, and hard work will begin for
the players tomorrow morning. The
train that pulled out last night over
the I. C. was a regular spring train
ing special, and the athletes were all
likely. looking workmen.
Additions to the squad are expected