Jackson Daily News from Jackson, Mississippi on October 17, 1909 · Page 1
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DAILY NEW VOL. 17 NO. 27G. JACKSON, MISS., SUNDAY, OCT. 17, 1909. TWELVE PAGES. JACK SON KETCHELL EAST 1 Jack Johnson Simply Toyed With Him Before Kjock Out. Ml USIEO TWELVE ROUNDS Unusual Int'rest Centered in Fistic Event, As It Afforded Opportunity to Make Dope Sheet for Jeffries' Prospects. San Francisco, Oct. 16 (By W. V. NaughtonL The Ketcheil-Johnson fight end.Hl as everyone of judgment in these matters supposed it would end. Ketchell, who Is a wonderful fighter when equally matched, had about as much chance with the giant negro as a rabbit with a greyhound. Johnson toyed with his man for eleven rounds and then put Ketchell to sleep with a volley of punches, o fierce that the skin of Johnson's gloves was torn through contact with the middleweight champion's teeth. When Ketchell fell he went down heavily and spread-eagled on the floor on his back, his arms thrown out to the fullest extent. He was as lifeless as a log and a look of concern spread over Johnson's face. He eyed Ketchell closely while the count was in progress and when it was all over and tbev rathere.l in the battered Mich - lgamler and bore him to his corner Johnson tiptoed after and heaved a big sigh of relief when he saw that his victim was already coming back from slumberland. The closing round was a sensational one and at the same time a peculiar one. Here is the way it went: John.irm for several winds a toed statue-like at the beginning and then suddenly slapped at Ketchell's face with lefts. In this particular round Ketchell went at Johnson the moment the toll rang. Johnson. met hint .with one of til left prous and someone In Ketchell's corner yelled; "Now then. Stanley" Ketchell started a giant swing with the right and his glove curved, around Johnson's neck. Johtison fail clumsily t the floor close to where the 7 riter sat and I noticed a grin on his face as he went down. He jumped up quickly and turned to meet Ketchell's rush. Ketchell fairly Impaled himself on Johnson's fists and fell like a log. At the first opportunity after the contest I asked Johnson why he went down grinning from what was at best a glancing blow. "Oh, he hurt me sure enough," sid the negro. "He caught me en the bone behind the ear." Possibly if Johnson had been bumped harder he would have fallen more gracefully. When Ketchell went down h! dropped like a soldier whose heart had been cleft by a sword thrust. Johnson fell like a clown and it is little wonder that the busylotlie around the ring were saying that the knockdown was bogus. Anyhow, it is registered in the pictures for what It is worth, and will possibly add to their value as a show asset. A point In Johnson's favor is that Referee Welsh thought ths knockdown an honest one. "Johnson was inclined to feel around too much, and I think Ketchell sneaked one over 0:1 him," said the referee. It was a lamentably one-sided fight. Ketchill swore he would force the champion to lead. He did so on occasions for that matter, but the pity of it was that when Johnson led he reached something. For about six rounds Johnson relied mainly on a straight left, and bleeding lips and blood-smeared face soon bore testimony to the accuracy of his aim. Ketchell pinned his fate on a left un-derswit g for the short ribs. He got there, too, a few times, but the scor-' Ing was light compared to the volume of misses. It was a subdued Ketchell throughout. He tried no shift and even his big right swing, the one he failed with a dozen times -and landed w ith in the long run, lacked the usual snap which accompanies the Michigander's attacks. Truth to tell, there was little in the fight as it developed to encourage Ketchell. His body hooks were brushed aside, his left leads to the face fell short of the mark, and when he made use of his threatening right swings Johnson's head drew out of range as though the champion knew to the second when one of the middleweight's best efforts was coming. AH the world knows that the most damaging Mow Johnson ia master of is that nasty right upper-cut which tears through a man's girard and loosens his teeth. Johnson kept that thing In reserve today until the seventh round and even then he only used it a few times. In boxing KeUhelf was outclassed, and before two rounds had gone by it was evident that his one hope rested In being able to land just ono swing. Ketchell discovered that Johnson knew more in one round than the average fighter learns in a career in infighting. Ketone'!, as a rule, Is way above the average at clinching, but today he was powerless. There were other things about those clinches. They gave an idea of Johnson's immense strength as well. Several times he lifted Ketchell playfully uT his feet and slung him around. Onre when Ketchell's legs became entanged when the men were grappling, Johnson picked up Ketchell with one arm and placed him squarely on his feet. Johnson "has always assured his friends that Jeffries' strength has no terrors for him. After watching the clianipion closely in his recent fight it seems to me even big Jeffries will not be liable to take any liberties with Johnson when they lock arms and begin to pull and haul. ALLEGED PLOTTER ARRESTED. Paris, Oct. 16. A dispatch from Rome reports the arrest at Sestrlle-vanto, Ligurla, of Carlos Modena, a Spaniard who it is tssted was concerned in a plot against King Victor j 6" !1 - 8"'0 ore founJ & his possession. t- 1 t - j.. j He was proceeding to Raccogni where the king Is sojourning. BOMBS IN BARCELONA. Barcelona, Oct. 10. As a result of bomb explosions yesterday and today one man was killed and 1 wenty-o:e injured. One man susrecied as a bomb trdower was arrested. - WERE NOT INVITED. REALLY TOO BAD VERY EASY TO OFFEND TRUS TEES OF STATE HOSPITAL. Merely Because Engraved Cards Were Not Sent to them Announcing Medical School Opening They Want to Fire the Dean. Virksburg, Miss., Oct. 16. There hag beeu somewhat of" a "tempest in the t.-apot" among tho board of trustees of the Mississippi State hospital and the faculty of the State University Medical School, which recently opened here in connection with the State Charity hospital, which stems to have developed because several members of the board of trustees were very much offended because they were not extended formal invitations by Dr William Krauss, dean of the university, to attend the opening, exercises at the theater here on the night of LSeptember uO. 1'pon that occasion Governor Noel and Chancellor Kineannon of the State University were here, addresses were made and thre were social features that made the occasion pass off rery pleasantly. It is also learned that a resolution was drawn up by members of the board of trustees and sent Chancellor Kineannon at Oxford requesting him to dismiss Dr. William Krauss, and that another dean be named for the medical school. Secretary Lee Richardson of the board of .trustees was seen and asked to make a statement of what he knew of the matt?r. He said that as ha is not In sympathy with the resolution sent to Chancellor Kineannon. and would prefer not to make any state meut, that whatever is said should come In an official source from the board. The members of the board of trustees are S. S. Hudson, C. J. Edwards, D. N. Hebron, Lee Richardson 'Vlekshurg; B. E. Jacobs, Gloster; R. B. Campbell, Greenville; Jeff Kent, Forest. The last meeting was held here tnf first Tuesday in the month, but this matter has only come to light now. Dr. Krauss has expressed himself most gracefully in disclaiming any In tention whatever to give offense and it is learned that the faculty of the University Medical School here has considered the matter and is willing 0 accept Dr. Krauss' position without the least bit of criticism of him. What 1 the outcome will be is matter of much I general interest, GIIDIHK Tulane Downed "Ole Miss" While L S. I'. Swamped A. & 31. CONTESTS SWIlll FBI Haxton, Church, Lee arm Trotter Were the ISars for "Old Miss," While William Did Most of the Work for A. & M. New Orleans, La., Oct. 16 Tulane University won from the University of Mississippi In a rather ragged football same payed at Pelican Park today. At the end of the second half the score stood 5 to 0 in favor of the Olive and Blue, and the hour was so lata that It was beginning to get darK. The attendance, considering the im portance of the game, was rather small, and lacked the enthusiasm that usually marks an interuniverslty game Notwithstanding the fact that the Mississippi team was much heavier than the Tulane eleven, they proved unequal to the task of breaking the line, which was considered weak on account of the fact that some of the best men on Tulane's line were barred from this game owing to the enforcement of the one-year rule. The weather was unfavorable to good football being played on account of the high temperature prevailing, and the call of "time out" was too often heard. This consumed a lot of tinse, and the two halves of twenty-five minutes each were dragged out over an hour and a half. Haxton. Church. Lee and Trotter were the stars on the visiting team, and played the game well. Moore, Walmsley, George, Dreyfus and Far-rell were the men who did most of the good work on the Tulane team and the line. The only touchdown of the game was scored by George, of the Tulane team, within a quarter of a minute of the end of the first half. Walmsley, who attempted a kick out at the goal, failed in a sorry manner. Mississippi had several chances to score during tho second half, and for a considerable time held the ball within the five-yard line of Tulane. They were unable to put it through, however, and when they did get a chance at it, he ball hit the goal post and was punted by Tulane from the twenty-five yard line. The Mississippi team was the favorite and many be wore laid on the visitors at odds of 6 to 4 and 10 to 7. The result of the game was a surprise, not alone to tho Mississippi contingent that came over with the team, but to many of the followers of the Tulane eleven, who had practically given up hope on account of the poor showing made by Tulane against the Y. M. G. C. when they met in the first game of the season here. L. S. U 15, A AM 0. Baton Rouge, La., Oct. 16. Louisiana Tigers 15, Mississippi Aggies 0. This score tells the result of the game this afternoon between the University of Louisiana and the A. & M. College of Mississippi, but it does not tell the story of the game. While the Tigers were able to make one more touchdown in this game against A. & M. than it was possible to make in the game with the University of Mis sissippi last aSturday, the game was-a much harder fought one today, and had the Tigers had the same line-up today that they had a week ago against Mississippi University, the score might have been different. Fenton won the game for Louisiana. Without him it Is a toss-up which team would have won. He was not In the game a week ago when the University of Mississippi was played. He made every touchdown. His punting, his generalship at quarter, his ability to dodge never told better than, today. Mississippi has a hard, fast, well-trained eleven, which was able to make a dent in Louisiana's line almost any time. Several times the Aggies chased the ball down the field on ten and five-yard gains through the Tigers' line, only to fumble it, or make a misplay at a critical time, ana lose their chance for a goal. The team work of the Aggies is splendid, and while they haven't the material that the University of Mississippi has, the team is better trained than their great Mississippi rivals. The players are faster on their feet and in every way better on the offense. L. S. U. has seldom had to go up I against a team that showed better and quicker formations. William, the right back for Mississippi, was easily the star of the visitors. He punted well, and while he could not make the distance that Fen-ton did In his boots, he frequently got Mississippi out of danger by falling back on his toe work. Bililngsley, captain, -played a fast game, while Pollard and Harrington frequently hit Ixwisiana's lines for five and ten yards. The line-up: Miss. A. & M. Position. L. S. IT. Rose Center. ..tSovall, R. L. (Captain) Savely Right Guard. .Thomas, L. Harrington ..Left Guard. . .Falcon, D. Pollard ...Right Tackle Pollock Seale Left Tackle. .Hillman; H. Bass Right End Sei Jones Left End Hall Billingsley ...Quarter Fenton (Captain) William. ..Right Halfback. .McCollam Magill, G..Left Halfback. .Stovall, R. Rhodes Fullback Gill, T. Summary: Score: Louisiana IS, Mississippi 0." Touchdow ns, Fenton 3. Halves 25 minutes. Referee, Halli-gan, Massachusetts. Umpire, Long, Oklahoma. Timekeeper, Atkinson, L. S. U. DENOUNCE THE CZAR. Rome, Oct. 16. The Socialists today issued a manifesto on the Czar's visit to Italy next week in which the Russian monarch la termed a "Great and bloody tyrant, a thouJfnd times more dangerous than Alfonso." great demonstration is planned the day of the Czar's arrival. A for AFRAID OF ANARCHISTS. Turin, Oct. 16. To foil anarchists who might attempt to kill him on his way to Italy, the Czar has chosen a roundabout route of travel several thousand miles out of his way. He will also avoid passing through Austria. The police here have taken every precaution to guard the Czar. PEARY WILL TIE TO LECTirrUlfOll IS PREPARING MATERIAL AND WILL START IN TWO WEEKS. Dr. Cook Declines to Further Discuss Barril! Affidavits, Saying That He Has Placed the Whole Matter in .the Hands of His Lawyers. New York, Oct. 16. Following the announcement today that Lieut. Peary will submit his North Pole data to the National Geographical Society at Washington next Wednesday, Dr. Cook said he intended following his original plan and turn over his papers to the University of Copenhagen. But he announced his Intention of cancelling his lecture engagements in order to devote his attentioa to the arrangement of his records. Prof. Willis L. Moore, of the National Geographical Society, has not received a reply from the University of Copenhagen to his request that it waive its prior claim to the Cook data. Commander Peary will soon take the lecture platform. He ij now preparing material and will come to New York within two weeks to start on his tour. Before appearing publicly Peary will be the guest of honor at a banquet now being arranged by the Peary Arctic Club. It Is probable that Peary will start on an ex pedition for the south pole In a comparatively short time, under the auspices of .the Peary Arctic Club, according to a member of that organi zation. Anthony Fiala Is undecided as to the acceptance of Dr. Cook's invitation to head an expedition to the sum mit of ML McKinley to prove that Cook made the ascent. Dr. Cook has asked Fiala and Prof. H. C. Parker, of Columbia, to make the trip next summer. "I do not think that I am just the man to send," said Fiala today. "I think that someone accustomed to mountain climbing should go." If Fiala does not go Dr. Cook may ask Captain Carney to make the journey. "I will not answer any questions In regard to this man Barrill," said Dr. Cook. "1 have placed the whole thing in the hands of my lawyers." Prof. C. B. Fay, of Tuft? College, who was "reported to have found Cook's data at the summit of Mt. McKinley, said today that he had never been within l,0o miles of that eminence. IT H M, UilDIlO Nations' Executives Exchange Visits and Words of Good Will. POMP US S1JVSPLICITY MINGLED Two Formal Meetings Were Held Before Enthusiastic Populace, Two Behind Confidential Walls, Followed by Banquet. El Paso, Tex., Oct. 16. (By Wm. Hoster.) With boast of heraldry and pomp of power, Taft and Diaz, presidents of the great sister republics, clasped hands hore today in formal acknowledgment of the firm friendship existing between the governments of the two states. Cannon roared the fraternal greetings across the International boundary line and back, whistles shrieked, bells rung, one hundred thousand voices aoelaimed the mighty helmsmen of the ships of state, and all the world was there to see. Glittering pageant s, sumptuous feasts, state ceremonials and the care-abandoned demonstrations of the multitude followed in quick succession through the day. The red, white and green of Mexico, Intertwined with the flag of the United States met the eye on every side. Military bands played in unison "La Poma," the Mexican national anthem, and our own "Star Spangled Banner." El Paso was on dres3 parade, Ciu-dad Juarez en fete, and both in an uproar. If history takes note of it all, the occasion will rank with those of the meetings with sovereigns in the older world at which treaties are made, alliances brought about and the peace and progress of nations conserved and promoted. There were two formal meetings between the centra! figures at this international drama, but springing around these were two intimate conferences from which the world was barred, and Taft and Diaz met face to face behind the drawn curtains convention. Commonplaces were exchanged in the formal greetings at which the elect were present. Commonplace toasts were exchanged tonight at the regal banquet in Ciudad Juarez toa.sts written for the two presidents by their diplomatic masters in Washington and Mexico City. But aside from these, Taft met Diaz privately in an anteroom at the chamber of commerce in El Paso when Diaz called to pay his respects this morning and again when Taft returned an hour later; he and the ruler of Mexico met privately in a room at the Juarez custom house, and what transpired at these two secret conferences the unfolding events of time alone will disclose. At the banquet tonight the two presidents shook hands finally amid a volley of cheers that re-echoed across the muddy Rio Grande, and so they parted, Taft on his special train for San Antonio, Diaz on his tram for the City of Mexico. To the end cannon boomed and the multitude chimed in their cheers. As a spectacle it was superb. As a stroke of diplomatic policy it was magnificent. Somewhere between the two there must be advautage for the two nations who afforded the background for today's festival. With the glory of It all, there was a darker side, seen only by the few, that cannot be entirely dismissed from the picture. El Paso swarmed today with secret police. The chief of the United States secret service was here in person with a score of picked men from his force. And from across the border In Mexico there came another horde of secret assents, all of them charged with the guardianship of those In whose honor tumutuous plaudits echoed on both sides of the Rio Grande. One could not carry a camera without a permit. Umbrellas were barred from the streets along which the mighty passed. Roofs of all buildings were kept free from spectators. Badges caret'illy numbered, tickets issued only to those fully Identified, kept outside the lines all whose business was not accurately ascertained, and for the rest, along every ten feet of ground over which the pageant of th Presidents passed were three armed troopers bound to strict adherence to the orders of their superiors. There were no fears for Taft, but for Diaz there was grave concern. That this old man, proudly bearing the weight of almost 80 years, hero of a score of wars; that this white-haired, white-mustached, stockily-bullt, stately old man, attired in a jewel-bedecked uniform, might be saved from the assassin's hand, El Paso and Juarez were as well protected as St. Petersburg for a visit from the Czar. Nothing happened. Two das ago, it is true, these secret agents of the government located in a stable two bombs of modern build, which they confiscated. But one incident marred the splen dor of the day and that with dram atic timeliness just as President Taft's train came to a halt at the station at El Paso. Noll Morgan and Lawrence Wlmber, 15-year-old school boys of the city, waiting to play their part in the welcome to the American President, fell into a dispute over a flag, and whipping out a knife, Morgan plunged it into his friend. Cheers for Taft were ringing over the Plaza as Wimber fell dying. The body was hastily drawn behind the line, the President unconsciously passing the place at a distance of only a few feet, and as the schhool children all around waved their flags and lifted their voices in the chorus of "America," Lawrence Wimber's dead body lay in j the Plaza ignored and neglected. Mor-1 gan was carried to the lock-up and the pageant of the Presidents went on. Both Presidents passed today through the Camizal Zone, which, for the day, the United States and Mexican governments agreed to regard as neutral. It was the only condition on which President Diaz would come. No flags or decorations of either nation appeared in the zone, which extends from the middle of the bridge over the Rio Grande to Seventh street in El Paso. Formerly the river pass ed further to the north and the mid- Continued on Page Two. SEU10R. M'GMREI LIKELY TO RECOVER NEW YORK'S POLITICAL TALKS CHEERFULLY. BOSS His Physician Declines to Specify Details of Operation, but Denies Certain Rumors and Says His Distinguished Patient Will Get Well. New York, Oct. 16. Senator Patrick H. McCarren gained steadily today, and while he j.s by no means out of danger his medical attendants have strong hopes that he will recover. In this hope they are seconded by the senator, who was in a positively cheerful frame of mind. He believes he will get. well and this belief is doing more for him than any treatment the doctors can give. At 7 o'clock the doctor made this statement: "I believe Senator McCarren is go ing to live. He has been a sick man. for years. The great strain he has undergone has steadily told on kim and this final breakdown was the re suit. But his wonderful constitution is standing by him and he is going to get well." Dr. Hughes was then asked if the report that a tumor had been removed from the senator was correct. "I am not responsible for the many rumors flying around, he replied. "If 1 were to undertake to answer even a small percentage of the questions asked by telephone and telegraph I would not be in condition to attend to any one. "There is one thing, however, that I may deny; that is ?rte ridiculous story that a large quantity of jelly-like mucous was taken from Senator McCarren during the operation, deny this story absolutely." This afternoon Senitor McCarren was able to take a li. tie water and whisky. It was fed to him in tea-spoonfuls. QUAKES IN SICILY. Messina, Sicily, Oct. 16. There were four strong earthquake shocks here this evening. The first was about 1 o'clock and the last at 7: IS. Pennle rusheH from their huts, fear ing a repetition of last December's disastrous earthquake. Very little damage was done, as the huts are so built as to resist seismic disturbances. MSI 1. Gil ffljffilETl Scandal in Life of Dead Statesman Just Unearthed. BUHIEfiS FLEECED HI Former Speaker of National House of Representat'ves Confessed Paternity of Young Woman Who has Just Been Divorced, New York, Oct. 16. With the public revelation today of a closely-guarded divorce, the lifetime mystery enshrouding Mrs. Katherine Livingston Williams, ward of Galusha A. Grew, once speaker of tha United States House of Representatives, has at last been solved. For the first time it became known that Grow just before his death and while his wealth was being wrung out of him by a band of blackmailers, confessed to her husband that Mrs. Wil liams was his daughter. "I swear to God that this is the truth," he Is said to have exclaimed. "It is a secret which I have not even told my own daughter." Evidence unearthed is that the divorce suit shows that Mrs. Williams is the daughter of Mme. Deossez, whose mother was an intimate friend of Gal-usha A. Grow, their friendship dating from the days of the civil war, he having been introduced to her by Gov, Fenton, of New York, after she had called on the governor to make inquiries about her husband, a soldier in the Union army. Grow became an ardent admirer of the woman and her daughter, who later became the wife of Alexander J. De Fosse and purchased for them a brown stone house in East Twenty-sixth street, where Katherine Livingston was born. Katherine became the wife of George 'Williams on May 20, 1903. To her husband the young wife finally told of her lifelong quest for the truth of her parentage. She said she had been tau&ht by Mme. DeFossez to call her mama. Once she was toid that her mother was Kate Burke, a scrub woman who was at one time a servant in tin employ of the son of Judge Holt, of Chicago. Her hunt for her father had proved also futile, she said. She had been taught to call Congressman Grow "uncle." Mrs, Williams also stated at that time that Mrs. Cloney, Mme. DeFossez and a man named Blackburn had us"d her as a tool to .extort $200,Cf0 from the statesman. Their last levy, she said, amounted to $60,000, of which she received $23,000, Mme. DeFossez $22,-000, a lawyer $10,000 and Blackburn $5,00. Soon afte'rward Grow died, an utterly broken man. From detectives it was learned today that the husband finally went to Grow and prayed him to confess if ha was the father of his wife. At, last, overwhelmed with emotion, Grow admitted he was her father. No amount of pressure, however.would induce him to breathe the name of the mother. After many efforts to locate Mr. Williams he was finally found tonight at the Gilsey House. He refused at first to talk, but finally said: "For fear I shall be misunderstood, I will say that I have just secured a divorce from my wife, who was Miss Katherine Livingston. Yes, she is the daughter of Galusha A. Grow, if this must ba known. Grow himself told me she was his daughter.". ANTILLES TO BE FLOATED. Morgan Liner Transfers Passengers to Sister Ship Comus. New York, Oct. 16 A dispatch from New Means tonight said there was great anxiety in that city over the failure of wireless stations to get any word of the Morgan liner Antilles, which with Governor Sanders of Louisiana and 150 passengers on board was grounded on a reef off the Bahamas In last Monday's hurricane. Inquiry by the Hearst News Service showed that the United Wireless Company, through its station at Tampa, had just received the follow- ling: Comus left us at 4 D. m.: took passengers and baggage. Expect to float Antilles tonight Antilles lying 1 on white sand and mud." The Comus, also of the Morgan line, left New Orleans last Wednesday to bring the Antilles' passengers to this city. 1

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