Sydney Franklin, the Brooklyn bull-fighter, received serious injuries in Madrid, Spain, on Sunday, after being gored by a bull at his second appearance of the year in the Madrid arena, says an Associated Press dispatch. Though surgeons declare that his wounds are very dangerous and painful, they believe he has a good chance of recovery. The bull, which was an unusually large and fierce one, not only gored Franklin, but also tossed him high in the air. Franklin was taken to the hospital, put under an anaesthetic and operated on.
Sydney Franklin, who is the son of a Brooklyn Jewish policeman, started his career as a bull fighter in Mexico City, where he showed much prowess in the arena. In Spain, too, his success as a matador has been phenomenal, killing as he did two bulls in succession in a Seville arena. However, last August in Madrid a bull knocked him down, injuring his knee.