The Heavy-Weights of the West End Wish to Play Ball
A fat men's ball club has been organized in the neighboring town of Hicksville, and the gentlemen of rotund proportions are looking for trouble. The combined weight of the club is something over a ton and they wish to play an organization composed of fat men in this city of equal weight.
All communications in regard to this heavy-weight contest should be addressed to the sporting editor of the Hicksville News, and the conditions can be arranged.
Here is a chance for James Kitchel, Sam Starr, Dan Shea, B. F. Enos, Billy Myers, Tom Ansberry, Chris. Diehl Jr., August Gottwald and Isaac Bourbonis to distinguish themselves."
And they named names!
Defiance Democrat, July 18, 1895