Battling Nelson's career takes a hit. Feb. 3, 1910

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Battling Nelson's career takes a hit. Feb. 3, 1910 - J 2T0 TIDINGS OF JOY Came To the Nelaon Horn...
J 2T0 TIDINGS OF JOY Came To the Nelaon Horn in. Dear Old Hegewisch. incul DtsrATca to tn iwjnm. Chicago. TH.. February 22. Joy no longer reigns In Hegewisch. home of Oscar Matthew Matthew Battling Nelson. Things are not what they were when the. Dane waa mowing them down In the prise ring. The star has set and gloom, deep dyed and penetrating. has seised upon the townspeople, who long ago came to regard the Battler as Invincible. Invincible. . j No message of good cheer Dashed over the -wire -wire from Frisco to-night. to-night. to-night. Instead a picture of sorrow interjected by sobbing was painted in the Nelson homestead. A thunderbolt from the sky could not have carried greater sadness into Uie household. As in all the former fights Nelsons father stood with his eyes glued to the ticker. It was a long and weary vigil for the old gentleman. He bad been there before before and every time had drank from the cup of happiness, for the Battler In his last three years of boxing had received only the victor's end. Fapa Nelson waa not prepared prepared for the heartbreaking news when after three hours of waiting and watching the ' flash came "Wolgast wins In the fortieth." The collapse "of the fighting Nelson In faraway faraway California could not have been more pitiable than the scene enacted when the father learned the fata . He was beside himself with grief, and try as they might his friends who stood faithfully by could not console the elder Nelson. "This Is the saddest moment In my life." said Bat's mother, as she strove to brush aside the tears that coursed down her face last night. "I hope Battling will give up boxing now. He has been so busy writing and traveling in the last year that I don't think he prepared long enough for the! match. Nobody ever can accuse him of a dishonest act, though, and I dare say he la greater in defeat than had he won from his rival, We watched all afternoon and until long after supper time for word from out West, and ail of us looked for the same message he had sent us so often telling of victory. Z hope he wasn't hurt." The same sentiment prevailed throughout Hegewisch, where every native knew the Battler and the members of his family. Scores of messages were sent to San Francisco Francisco to-night to-night to-night by Hegewisch people who had banked their savings on the Durable Dane. In the little town the people knew they had been given the hardest kind of a run for their money and not a knocker appeared appeared In the town. -. . - - ?i -

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  1. The Cincinnati Enquirer,
  2. 23 Feb 1910, Wed,
  3. Page 8

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