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THE TIMES: MARCH 29, 1915
.7 LIFE IN EASTERN LEAGUE IS ONE GREAT LEM AFTER ANOTHER SSJjUlKE iLDliEUA 1 E Elmer Seems to Have Made a Change Some Way Some How! BY LOUIS RICHARD nor.i::t ffrui ACTION'S SPEAK louJiT than words, is an old saying, but evidently Uhto was something to that story that Charley Harvey, manager ? Ted Kid Lewis. circulated and which was published exclusively in 1 '.ridgeport in The Times of last Mon day, following his protege's loss of the championship to .lack i:ritton of Chicago at Canton. ., last week. Charley claimed that Lewis was not physically lit for the match, hut rather than disappoint the biir- orow-1 that was on hand took a chance and consequently lost his championship. When Charley returned lie told of Ted's illness, hut as such alibis are common after ilefont has been sus tained by a tighter like the Now Yorker, no one- took stock in what he said. Hut Ted Kid Ivewis is now in a New York hospital and will probably be forced to remain there a couple of days longer, for the doctors have ad vised him to stay there for at least another week. As soon as released from the hospital Liewis will ga South and spend three weeks with the New York Giants, FROM LOXDOX today comes the report that Bombardier Wells Is seriously contemplating a tour of this country meeting as many heavy weights "as American matchmakers can secure for him." Waddyamean." as many heavyweights 'as American matchmakers can secure for him?" If Wells has that glass Jaw with him yet. we can't ee where he will stay aw&ko through a single bout, let nlono that "as many" stuff. Bombardier Wells' comin? will be "welcome news to managers of heavy weigrht boxers, for flop artists like the Briton are needed to pad up the rec ord of many an unfortunate battler. WIIilK MRFJUN, the San Fran cisco heavyweight, and his home town are parted. Pn Ions -'1S the present chief of pV.lce of that city holds office Willie will never appear in a boxing- bout there. Willie prom ised the police chief that he would appear at a boxing benefit he was arranging. When tho police head se lected Sam Langford of Boston to op pose Moehan. the latter suddenly de veloped a case of cold feet and with drew from the show. Until last night, when the benefit was held the chief hoped that Mee han would change his mind and when he failed to even appear at the club, the police official announced that he would never again bo allowed to ap pear in a public bout in Frisco. And as the chief is empowered to Fay who shall or shall not box there, It looks like Willie can pack up and say adieu to his home town. "I have no sympathy for a fight ter like Meehan." said the chief last night, according to the Associated Press correspondent. "Willie volun tarily came to me and offered his services and when I matched him with Sam L-angford he changed his mind. He didn't think that Lang-ford was the proper opponent for him at a benefit where he was not being giv en a cent for his services. "Were it a matter where Willie was doing me a favor by boxing I probably would have had nothing to say. But here's a benefit that was held for the benefit of men. many of whom are pood friends of the boxer, and he crawls out. He is the only boxer who has withdrawn, too. Fris co doesn't want boxers like that. That's why he will never box here again." JfST BEOAVSE New York had a hill introduced at the request of the Army, Navy and Civilian Board for tho Control of Boxing, an ambi tious sporting promoter of this stata asked the secretary of the Empire State for a copy of the Walker meas ure and had it presented in tho Con necticut General Assembly. This bill, now is in the hands of a committee, has not the sanction or the backing of tho Board in this State. The measure in New York has such sup port. The introduction of the Redding bill in Hartford virtually kills what, little hope there was of passing a measure to legalize the sport in this State. The new bill Is a praiseworthy one and I am informed that it is identical to that now before the New York General Assembly. But no member of the Conrol Board asked that It he Introduced in Connecti cut. The Control Board wants to have the bill passed In New York for ex perimental reason only. If its pro gram is carried out successfully and boxing Is elevated by enforcement of the provisions of the Walker bill, it it is passed, then the Board intends to recommend for passage of similar acts In every General Assembly in the country. But it does not want the entire country to adopt, a bill as It is now backing in New Y'ork, for It is merely an experimental one. HOWKVER, THE writer will not go into further details for per sonally after having talked with a number of supposedly influential members of both House and Senate in Hartford. I am convinced that the General Assembly does not intend doing anything- with boxing not during this session anyway. This jntroducton of the new bill is Just what they wanted. It will give them more time in which to stall. And to be short it means there win be no boxing commission or State su pervision of any kind for boxing in Connecticut. rpHE EXHIBITION season of ma A jor league clubs officially opens today at Jacksonville, Fla., when the New York Americans tackle the Srooklyn Nationals in the first of a series of games between the two teams. Both have been in training camp less than a week and nothing particularly startling is expected of them, hut will remind us that this is supposed (?) to be Spring.'--' And to think that the boys are playing snow in the sunny Suth while we aro skidding along on icy streets. So this is Spring aye? Providence Sunday Bal Now Offers Problem Present Holders of Fran chise Favor Independent Team, But O'Keil Says Nothing Doing, Passage of i.ha Sunday baseball bill in Rhode Island is forecasted by a canvass made for The Times of the Senate branch of the Ueneral Assem bly there yesterday. The measure ha-s already passed the House by a vok vf 71 to 19. All but four Senator- these come from the most thinK populated towns in the State an nounced that they would vote again?, the bill. The ethers all said that thej would come out strong for it. Today the following- statement was made over the Ions - distance tele phone from Providence to the writer by an official of the Providence club: "Yes, it does look now as if th-3 Sunday baseball measura will pass the Senate and as Governor Beeck man has already announced he will sign it, Rhode Island baseball fans are very jubilant and looking- forward to great doings this summer. We propose organizing a first class team made up of the best major league material obtainable. You know there will be plenty of first class players available after the teams return Xorih and we expect to grab the best, if the bill allowing" Sunday base ball is passed. "There is no reason why such a team could not make money in this State. Providence fans want major league baseball, but they won't sup port it. What they want and what they are willing to support are two entirely different things. liut a team made up of real stars and playing here say three or four times a week should be a good money proposi tion." This office would not discuss, the Kastern League situation, saying that so far as he was con cerned he would have nothing to do with that circuit. Asked if that was also the attitude of tho other stockholders of the club, he replied in the affirmative. "The Eastern League is a joke In Providence he said. "We felt like a bunch of amateurs last season, but nothing doing this season. Providence is too big a city for Kastern League base ball." Dan O'Xeil when told of the state ment made by the Providence club stockholder said that the Easter . league held territorial rights in thai district and that if the present owners of the team were determined on getting out of Organized Baseball and operating an independent team, playing only exhibition games with major leagues, his circuit was pow erless to act with them. But, he add ed, the Eastern League will maintain its territorial rights in Providence and, if the present stockholders are unwilling to finance the club, he will find somebody who will install an Eastern League team in that city. Mr. O'lNeil is very hot under the collar over the attitude of the Provi dence men and is set on having that city on his circuit next season, if Sun day baseball is played there. He said that if the present owners insisted on getting out and operating a semi-pro team, at Melrose Park weekdays and Sunday, he had a group of men who are willing to go into Providence, take charge of the club and build a ball park within two minutes walk of the civic center of Providence. The International League is look ing anxiously to a big season this 3-ear. With the baseball war between moguls and baseball scribes at an end, Toronto should come again into its own this year. The attitude taken by the Toronto club owner toward the newspapermen was far from sat isfactory and baseball was given little mention in the papers of that city with the result that the attendance has been ridiculously low. All of which casts to one side the claim of Charley Murphy, desposed owner of the Cubs, that newspapers are de pendent upon baseball for news and not baseball dependent upon news papers for even existing. Manager Miller Huggins is enthus ing considerably over what he ex pects from Walter Pipp this season. "I've heard a lot about first base men since I've taken hold of the Yankees and I heard a lot of boosts for Chase, Sisler, Mclnnis and others, but I want to say, however, that in Waalter Pipp I have the best first baseman in baseball today and that he will be so recognized before an other season." . - Leon Cadore of the Dodgers, who was with the negro fighters of New Tork's eld 16th Regiment In France, WELL K-ElL- HERE COMES Lvt? Tl-ll MANS TOvAl TOR TE yE5 Color PHminf Co. St Lottlt. Mo Perplexing For The tells tho following story: One day a German hlsh explosive shell hit French soil about 10 feet from a six-foot negro private, but proved to be a dud. Tho negro, wait ing and expecting the shell to ex plode, reached into his pocket, drew forth a pair of dice, threw them as far as he could and exclaimed: "After this, ah leads a different life." Clark Griffith said the other day that Babe Ruth as a pitcher "is the nest joke I've ever seen." Which, f course, isn't very complimentary o Ruth, but one has to admit that as a holdout the sludger is a fine pitch er. Joko or no joke. International League magnates and fans are getting restless. And at the the same time Dave Ftihn is learning that he picked out some job for him self when he accepted the presideney of that circuit. Here it is only three more days before the first of April, the circuit has not been patched up, schedule prepared, few players signed and things generally in doubt. Johnny McGraw says pooh-pooh to those well meaning friends who tell him he has taken on a bunch of trouble with the signing of Hal Chase. McGraw says there never was a troublesome character he could not handle and he tries to prove it bv telling a story on how he managed "Bugs" Raymond. But Mugsy kept Raymond straight. And that was some job. Kid Gleason of the White Sox fig- j ures that the race for the American I League pennant this season narrows , down to four teams the White Box, Red Sox, Cleveland Indians and ew York Yankees. While Gleason leads j off with his own ciuo ne apparently has a lot of respect for the Red Sox and Yankees. LOOKS ROSY FOR mm Li Connecticut bowling fans feel con fident that Mort Lindsey's mark of 1933. made in the all-events at Toledo this week, will remain unscathed and that by tonight he will be crowned the American Bowling Congress champion for the 1919 season. Pre suming that this be the case, Lind sey's bankroll will be swelled by sev eral hundred dollars and ,he will re ceive a diamond studded medal which goes to the winners in the various events. Lindsey's performances this v : proved the outstanding feature of the bowling season and furnished much food for gossip along the alleys here yesterday. Although Lindsey's work complete ly outshone everybody in the tourna ment, he is not the only local entry to cut into the prize money. The vet eran Charley Johnson, who waged a glorious come-back after being idle for two years, is assured of drawing down a check for his score of 1793 in the all-events while he and Palmer will figure in the doubles' prize list. It is worthy of note that Palmer and Johnson beat out Lindsey and Porto in this event, although the latter will also figure in the money. Porto, too, is expected to grab a few dollars for his mark of 1744 in the all-events. A compilation of averages furnishes some interesting dope. Lindsey topped the field with an average of 214. His best score, 267, was made in the five-man event on Wednesday night while his low score, 177, came in the doubles. Charley Johnson fin ished second best with an excellent average of 199. He rolled 245 for his high score and his poorest figure was 161. Joe Porto came third with 193 while Palmer and Sullivan followed in order. Palmers sensational come back following his erratic work in the five-man eyent proved one of the salient features of the final day's play. Sullivan rolled no better than was to be expected, being low-score man for the second time in as many years. Al Johnson, who managed the team, competed in the singles and doubles merely as a matter of form. Here are the averages: G. T.P. H.S. L.S. . Ave. Lindsey .. .9 1933 267 177 214.7 C.Johnson 9 1793 245 161 199.2 Porto ....3 1744 221 140 193.7 Palmer ...9 1477 226 120 164.1 Sullivan ..9 1443 211 135 160.3 A. Johnson 6 832 175 99 128.4 Composite' average of six bowlers for 51 games, 181. On Wednesday evening however, another loes befell the team as fire broke out in the grass at the far side' of the ground and was Hot put out until a large portion of the fence had been burnt away. According to Manager Bridges the loss sustained on this occasion will he almost $200. ! r NDSEY; i yOU HIvWT MUCH- OLD SCOUT - , IT I lArllil HtWT VviFE I Don 7 ilLLIAiS HOOK ON futj?& 0 fill II, S I I t 1 III Bridgeport Light Heavyweight Takes Lancaster Veteran Into Camp Miske Stops Cowler Fight Results. (Special to The Times.) HARRI&BURG, Pa., March 29. Before one of the largest crowds that has attended a boxing- bout here in more than a year, Larry Williams, a light heavyweight from Lridgeport, last night outpointed Leo Houok Iancaster in one of the fastest and best eirht-rouu'd foou-ts of the season. However, the margin hy which Wil ilams won was so small that the matchmaker is now seeking to v re-ina-t-c h the pai r. Both -boys trained to the minute, it was evident from the firet round that the battle would turn out to be a hum mer. Houck was a trifle too siow to Kcore with any effectiveness in the firrvt half of the contest with the re sult that three c?f the firet four rouii.'.fi went to "Williams, while the other was even. The fifth was Houck's, but the sixth went to Wil liams. The next two went to Houck, who came back strong1. Williams, figuring- that his opponent was none too fast in the opening round, which was f e at u r e d by the hard hitting of the Bridgeport or, came (back in the second round with a, -fury that irompted Houck to cover up. He snapped in a right to Larry's stom ach, however, and in trying to run back after scoring the punch, fell against a vicious right on the jaw. The blow was struck with such force that for a moment Leo was dazed and took an-other punch, a hook to the lower ma-xiliary, but he sood this punishment well. It was easily Wil liams' round. The third rounai saw Houck fighting hotter, but still he refused to take chances, although he defended his ground gamely and determinedly in the slugfests with which the contest was literaly choked. In this round Williams swung a left that only grazed the Laiveasterite. Had. it land ed perhaps the bout would not have Kone over the advertised route. The f o u rt h ron n d was a 'good one f o r Houck, for he came back strong and landed three solid punches that seemed to have bothered the Bridge porter considerably, but both were exchanging wallops in a give-and-take when the bell brought the round to an end. It M'as an even round, though. In the fifth round Hoainck fought like a ibeaxer, always fioing- some thing . His rushing tactics for a time puzzled his opponent, who carojessly ran into two of Leo's hardest punches. It 1 coke d fro ni the ri n gaide as i f Houck was out trying to stop his op ponent, but the latter's experience and aibility to stand punishment made this impossible and before the round el o se d he injected se v e tT-1 go od bl o ws himself, although it was Houck's round by a good' margin. Williams was out of his corner with the tap of the gong in the sixth and. a second or two later was slam bang ing away unmolested at Houck's breadbasket. H-o-u-ek was weak, ap parently, and he offered little resist ance that amounted to anything with the result that in this round tho h e a vy w ei gh t from Conn ec t icu t h ad things pretty much his own way. Beginning with the seventh Houck let up full speed and t o ok the last two rounds by persistently boring into his stomach and slamming away at every opportunity. , PSALTIiMO-RE, March 29. James J. - Soccer By JOE All arrangements are complete for the playing of the game tomorrow afternoon at the Meadows between the Bridgeport City and the Bridge port Thistles when the two teams will try conclusions in an exhibition game owing to both teams having a bye in the first round of the State Cup Com petition. Both teams will try out new blood in this game so as to get the players in trim for the semi-final games next week when both teams will be engaged. The management of the Thistles are to place their strongest team in the field for this game and will have several new faces in their line-up. On the other hand, the manage ment of the Bridgeport City team will have practically a new team in the field from the one that did duty in the fall. Several new players will be on hand including Holden, Fohlmann, Harrison, Logan, Movley and Hen dry and all these will be included in the line-up. The game will start at 3:30 p. m. with John Robertson as referee, f The Bridgeport City management yesterday received offers from the 27th regiment soccer team that was reported disbanded to play a game here tomorrow but owing' to the short notice and the fact that a game had been arranged with the Thistles, the ofTer was not accepted until later in the season. A letter -was also ro- WE LOOKS TWAWP TELLER TOO- ,NU i-ic-r LOOK' THE SAriE WII F Corbe:js 191$ candidate for the white hope class, Tom Cowler of Australia, wa-s knocked out again last nigiit in the fourth round of an advertised S-round contest at the American A. C. This time it was Billy Miske of St. Paul who administered the punch that so abruptly put the Australian to sleep. Previous to being knocked out Miske had knocked uuwn his oppo nent twice with punches to the stom ach. j SAX FIIAXOISCO, March 20 : Close to $7,000 in profit was realized I last night as the result of the efforts j of boxers who participated in the big j boxing benefit here. Two bitter dis i appointments were felt by the thou I sands of fans who jammed into the iu nuts .urjuuan or this city, who was matched with Sam Langford of Boston, refused to take on the colored heavyweight. Xo explanation why Meehan refused to go through with the match were offered and his name was hissed. Announcement was made from the ring that Meehan would not be allowed to fight here again. Willie Jackson of Xew York was also booked to box last night against a local boy, but he was called back home in the metropolis earlier in the week because of illness to his wife. However, he gave the club ample no tice and another local battler was substituted. Soldier Bartfield of Brooklyn, Frankie Farren of this city and Paddy Martin of Seattle made the best showing. Frank (Doc) Bag ley, manager of Jackson, acted as referee. MAXCHESTER. X". H., March 2 9 The 12-round hout scheduled for last night between Shaver O'Brien cf Xew York and Billy Woods of this city at the Forest A. C. was called off, be cause of the illness of the former. Although the club was "in possession of the fact that Shaver was in poor physical condition, the fans were not notified until late yesterday and hun dreds journeyed to the club only to be disappointed. PERTH AJIBOY, X'. J., March 29 Tommy Warren of Atlantic City last night held his own with Georgia Ward of Elizabeth in a fairly inter esting: bout of eight rounds in the main bout of the weekly show of the Lotus A. C. here. SUMMIT, X J.. March 29 Al Mc Coy of Brooklyn, advertised as "the only Al McCoy." came back strong in an eight-rounder here tonight at the Summit A. C. and defeated Gordon McKay of California. McCoy, how ever, has slowed down considerably and had a hard time winning. PHILADELPHIA, March . 20 Di'.ve Medar, formerly of Xew Haven, Conn., but now of Xew York, won over Joe Koor.s of this city in a six-round bout before the Cambria A. C. last night. This is Medar's second victory in a Philadelphia club this week. BOSTON', March 29 Dave Powere of Maiden won Over "Babe" McCoy in- a bout of 12 rounds at the Com mercial A. C. last night. Because of the heavy snowfall only a small crowd attended, although the bout was an Interesting one throughout. News - BOOTH. ceived from the Chinese Students soc cer team to play a game here and this game will also be played- before the season is out if the time war rants it. The Chinese team appeared here early in the season and were a great attraction. The Swedish team of this city will travel to Xew Haven where the Win chester team of that city will be met at Tyler's Lot in the first round of the State Cup Competition and the right to play the Bridgeport City team in the next round. The Swedes will be at the full strength but as the Winchester team "has been greatly strengthened this past week it will have to be in its best form to return home w-ith the verdict as the Xew Haven team at the present time is one of the strongest in the state, and is out to win the state championship.. The referee for this game will be George Denholm of Ansonia, while Timmj Miller will. -be the State asso ciation delegate. ' During the past two seasons the dressing rooms of the Bridgeport City club at the Meadows has been broken Into no less than five times and on each occasion great loss of goods has been stolen. The committee have taken every .precaution against a, -repetition of this and even went so far as to- barricade the doors and, win dows. .. v, . IS FROM LEO 01NTS 1 s -i ir rJ titers l jr- xC,! "" ml Doyle Prepared For Test Chicago Battlers Will Meet in New Haven All-Star Smoker Show Cohan and Kane on Card Boxing News. Because or the heavy snowfall Pro moter .Andy Gtiilana last night post poned the big smoker at the Arena in Xew Haven until tonight -when Paul XJoyle of the Kim City ivm cross mitts with Joe Welling of Chicago in the main attraction o; four rounds. Welling has arrived in Xew Haven and last night when he reported to the club he appeared to be in perfect physical condition. His manager. Jack Uulsjer. was with Welling and informed The Times correspondent that he was confident that his pro tege would not only beat Doyle, but "would win via the Knockout route. An attraction that "would induce no few Bridgeport fans to go to Xew Haven tonight "was arranged last night over the long distance tele phone when Tobey Owens, manager of Sapper Cohan of this city, matched that performer with Jimmy Kane, a!- iPSEY IN NEV HAVEN TUESDAY Like Jess Willard. who came to Xew Haven and showed his ability just before winning the world's cham pionship from Jack Johnson, Jack Dempsey, the Utah sensation and most widely known boxer in the world today, will come here on April 1 and show what he expects will get him the world's title from Willard on July 4 when the men clash under the direction of Tex Rickard. Dempsey and his troupe oT athletic entertainers areu nder the manage ment of Barney Gerard, the well known theatrical promoter and con tracted to appear in 25 of the princi pal cities of the country. Dempsey has completed five weeks of his tour. He is to receive $2,000 for each night's appearance which means $50, 000 for the tour, almost twice as much as he will receive from Tex P.ickard to fight Willard for the title. Dempsey will meet several oppon ents here. One of them will be Andre Anderson, the giant, who In many ways resembles Champion -Willard. Dempsey will wade right in and show the fans just how he handles the big fellows and how he disposed of Fred Fulton, Battling Levinsky and others in such short order. Dempsey has drawn record breaking crowds in every city in 'which rle has appeared and it is safe to say he will pack the arena on April 1. Penato Gardini, the Italian wrest ling champion, who recently held world's champion Wladek Zbyszko to a draw at the local arena, will meet Tofalos, the Greek champion in a match to the finish. Oishi, the sen sational Japanese w-restler, will meet Martin Ludecke, the Central Ameri can champion. Martin Burke, ama teur heavyweight champion boxer, will clash with Herman Miller of Xew York. Paul Doyle, the Xew Haven lightweight, will meet any boy select ed by Manager Gerard. There will be several other athletic features on the bill and the greatest time ever is j in store for the fans of Connecticut on April 1. iPE-W IS FAVORED. State College, Pa., March 29 With four men qualified for the final bouts in the intercollegiate wrestling cham pionships here today, Pennsylvania State College was favored by the ex perts to win the meet. The ITni- j versify of Pennsylvania and Lehigh i each qualified three; Cornell two and Columbia two. The preliminaries were held last night. EX-CHAMPS MEET TODAY. Toledo, Ohio, March 29 Two former doubles champions of the American Bowling Congress will appear on the alleys in the tournament here today. Frank Thoma and Hank Marino of Chicago, who bowled last night with the Hawes Hat team, are on the schedule for the squad that goes on at 4 o'clock this afternoon. Thoma and Marino won the cham pionship at Toledo in 1916 with a team score of 1279, which is 29 points below the present tournament high nark in that division. r TEJfXIS TOURNEY OPEN'S. XEW YORK, March 29. Hay in the twentieth annual singles and doubles indoor tennis championship tourna ment began at. the Seventh Regiment Armory in this city today. Among the sixty players who are entered for the ooard court titles are several of the ranking experts ot the East. flWD SHE'S AT THE With Clever Welter Tonight so of Bridgeport for the four-round semi-final. This should be a fast battle as both are in good condition and appear to be about evenly matched. Matchmaker George Freeman in formed this office today that he has completed his card for next week's meeting of the Fenway A. A.-in Bos ton. Instead of Monday night the club will stage its show on Wednes day night next week. In the main bout Shaver O'Brien of New York will meet Joey Connolly of Boston. By the way, the New England ama teur championship boxing tourna ment starts in Boston next Monday night. The list of entries is tho largest in the history of such events while the quality of the combatants shapes up as fully and equal or not better than those of previous years. When Willie Jackson, the Xew York lightweight. returns to San Francisco next Wednesday, he win take Johnny Murray with him. John ny is another one of Doc Bagley's boxers and has already been booked for three bouts on the Coast. Benny Leonard, the lightweight champion, will arrive in Xew York tonight. Benny's mother is ill anil as the boxer wanted to be near her he not only cancelled three bouts, but hastened home immediately after his bout with Harvey Thorpe at Jop lin, O., the other night. Irish Patsy Cline of Xew York an-1 Joe Welling of Chicago were today matched to box 12 rounds before the National Athletic Club of Marievillc, R. I., on April 8. Cline'B victory over Jimmy Duffy the other night made a a big hit with matchmakers. One Round Davis of Buffalo will try a comeback and next Friday night he will meet Harry Greb of Pitta burgh in a ten-rounder before the Queensberry A. C. of Buffalo. Pro moter Charley Murray assigned, day for the match today. the Jack B ritton, the welterweight champion and Jack Malone of St. today matched by Jack St. Paul promoter, to box at his club on Thursday, Britton has accepted a of $1,000 with an option 30 per cent, of the i- Paul were Reddy, the 12 rounds April IS. guarantee of taking ceipts. JohnnV Haves f.f Wee)Dvlr.n X. J., and Jimmy Sullivan of Jersey City win dox eignt rounds at the Summit A. C. of Summit, X". J., on next Tues day night, according to what John. Jennings, the matchmaker there, had to write this office today. The new boxing bill introduced in Hartford the other day is Identical to the Walker measure now before the Xew York General Assembly. Chances are that neither the new nor the Howell bill will be passed. Doc Bagley has recovered from his bad cold and is well again, according to what his champ, Willie Jackson, had to say to his friends in New Y'ork today. Doc, by the way, ref ereed the big benefit at Ban Francisco last night. Bagley will bring back a new fight er to New York when he re-turns home some time late " next month. Doc seems well satisfied with the ' Coast and while there Intends picking some good boys for himself. His latest acquisition is Joe Benjamin of Frisco. Portland, .Me., as was exclusively published in this column several days ago, has secured ther Frankl Bunns Frankie Brown bout or - April 10. Final articles were signed today. Both have been given guarantees - with a percentage privilege. ' - -- Augie Ratner. the New Orleans heavyweight - who 'defeated "Boy" McCormick, the English.-! 'boxer, in London the other night, wiir leave for: this country, on Easter Monday and arrive here about May 3.- Dan Mor gan, his manager, is already looking around for some good- matches for the boy. ' From Xew York teday came word that nothing is known about the re ported matching oP-Jack Britton of Chicago 'with Frank Carbone of Xew York by the New London" club of which, Abe, the Xewsboy-a- said to be the matchmaker. -.----i it . Red Allen of Xew York la sending out stories to newsapers 'throughout the country to the " e'ffecl thai he is not "the Red Allen wTk'o? was:fcnocked out by Joe Welling'lit SyracAjse,-:Mon-day night. Bridgeport is ; Welt awari of that fact, but we iouM tt Ilk New York AUSa .cauid do an". "