San Antonio Evening News from San Antonio, Texas on January 2, 1919 · Page 9
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NEWS THUKSDAt, JANUARY 2, 191. ILANTOSETHE LONG-DISPUTED CAUffTITLES KELLY, TRAVIS AND SAM HOUS- 4 TON FIGHTERS WILL MEET AT POST MONDAY. .An Inter-camp boxing card inclntilng ' flcbter* froia Kelly Field, Camp Travis a»d JTort Sam Houston will be staged Mon- 'diy night at the Army Post Gymnantum, affording IB opportunity for the final settlement of some long-disputed titles. The fights were to have been, staged tomorrow, but due to tbe Gd Infantry field meet, the matches were postponed. Camp Travis will' supply much athletic equipment for the occasion. Lfent. I. D. Van Meter has consented to be the official referee for the program- Heralded · as the headlines of the frto\ag, the bout between Fighting Thomas of Kelly Field and Sol Powell of the 1-ith CiTnlry is looked forward; to with keen anticipation by the fight fans of the participating camp*, fields and posts. They weigh 118 pounds, and their last meeting at Kelly Field resulted in a draw. The program -calls for fill tbree-mlaute bouts. McAnliffe of Kelly Field and Henry Butrow of 804th Mechanical Repair Shops will mix four rounds, weighing In fit 135 i P. Capaido of the 524 Field Ar- | POLLY AND HER PALS Pa Can Still Smoke and Not Break His Resolution By Cliff Sten-ett Copyright, 191ft, by Newspaper F**turs) Sarvice. Inc. Great Britain Right* IU««rr«cL Roistered in U. S. Patent Office"AND THEY THOUGHT WE WOULDN'T FIGHT" By Floyd Gibbons pounds. tlllery and Laudyuo of Kelly Field, pounds, will try a quarter, also. 128 i Sergeant Brcen of Kelly and MacCann of the xa Field Artillery, st 115 pounds. along with Taylor of thr. Base Hospital and Mbntcz of the Repair. ISO pounds each will end the boilng program. Corporal Molrin Tampke, a Son Antonio man and rnny weight lifter, will demonstrate his ability by lifting weights and rod* with two 135 pound men on either *tid. Tnmpkf'fl weight is 165 pounds, and ·ccording to Director Christensen his work will demonstrate the advantage of constant training minus training breaking. NO ONLOOKERS IN ; ATEETTC EVENTS CHRISTENSEN PLANS TO .HAVE EVERY MAN IN EACH COMPANY PARTICIPATE. · Elimination of "sldellners" in everybody participating In the events, is tie purpose ot « field meet to be staked on the 3d Infantry field Friday afternoon by Chris Chrlsteasen, athletic director of the Southern Department, under the Raycroft Commission. .Fifteen events are planned with every man In' each company participating. Each point attained by the individual will count in the final score for bis company, nnd will in the end determine tho regimental championship. The meet will begin ot 1:30 o'clock on the field near the I*ost Gymnasium. The closing 'eaturc of the day's meet will be CHAPTER VTI (Continued Trom Yesterday.) INTO THE LINE--THE FIRST AMERICA!? SHOT IN THE WAR. A DAMP, chill, morning mist made the dawn even greyer as our battery train slid into a loading platform almost under the walls of a large.manufactur- ing plant engaged in producing war materials. ' , ·In'spite of the fact that the section chiefs reported that not a-man had been injured, and not so much as a leg broken in the crowded horse cars, every man in the battery now declared the absence of any doubt but the air raid had been ·"--:tly aimed at Battery A. ' "There might be a spy in this here, very outfit," said 'Texas' Tinsdale, the battery alarmist. "Else how could them German aviators have known that Battery A was on the road last night? They knew we was on the way to the front and they tried .to get us." "Hire a hall," shouted the gruffy top sergeant. "We've got two hours to unload. A lot of you fireside veterans get busy. Gun crews get to work on the flats and drivers unload horses. No chow until we're.ready to move out." The sign on a station lamp-post told us the name of tbe tows. It was Jarvllle. But it Jarred nothing in our memories. None of us had ever heard of it before. I asked the captain where we" were. "Just about thirty miles behind the front," he replied. "We are moving up to our last billets as soon as we unload and feed." , The horses bad made the rida wearing their harness, some of which had become entanrled and broken in transit. A n u m - ber of saddles had slipped from backs and were down behind forelegs, "We're learning something every min- pte," tho captain exclaimed. "American Army regulations, call for the removal of all harness from the horses before they , nopf , are put Into the car, but the French hare p ,' 1 learned that that Is a dangerous practice " over here. "You can't unload unharnessed horses and get them bitched to tbe guns as quick a8 you can harnessed horsefi. The idea Is thin. We're pretty close behind tbe lines. A German air party might make this unloading platform a visit at any time and if any of them are in the air and happen to see us unloading, they'd sure call on us. "The French have lenrued that the only way to make the best of such a situation, If it should arise, is to have the horses already harnessed so that they can be run out of the cars Quickly, hitched to the a three-to-onc three-mile race, I'alm, of the B4th Field Artillery: Triptow, of tbe same organization, and Kcldsen of Company K. Ktb Infantry, against Chris Chrlstensen,. REST HELPED GAME, BELIEVES HERMANN CHAIRMAN OF BASEBALL COMMISSION TAKES OPTIMISTIC · VIEW OF SITUATION. Br Ualrerjul Eprvlce. ' CINCINNATI. Ohio, Jan. 2.--"Basebnll ic back and has come to stay. The game will go right along nnU on a safe, firm footing and tho Reds will Uo alt tbey can to better- their mark of tho past season. Cbristy Matthewson made good and is cr- tremelr popular. Ho docs not as yet know ·whether his military duties will claim him uort summer or not and the managerial question can, therefore, bo left open for 3 ·while." Thus did August Horrraftnn, chnirmian of ibe, Baseball Commission, and president ?f the Cincinnati Uedd basebnll club, line up the baseball situation Nationally and *o ·.far as tha.Heds are concerned New Vear's night. "I will not be surprised if the long rest given biisebnll--from September 12, IMS. to May J, 1M--will prove to be the best - thing (port. that could hnvo happened to the "A great part ot the 1019 campaign, by far the most picturesque portion of (t all. will be tho reception given to the boye who Joined X;ncU Sum s fighting forces. JCvery city will bo running a double set of ovations, as you might say, for ths · members of the locnl hall club wbo went to war and for tho resident plnvers listed with other clubs, colors. who also joined "It's « long distance to neit fall, but I tblnk tbe worm will turn and the American League will get a trimming." said John A: Heldler, president oj the National League. START NEWYEAR · WITH ATHLETICS KEEN COMPETITION IN EVENTS IN ALL.DAY PROGRAM AT Y. M. C. A. , o guns in a jiffy and hurried away. If the horses are in the cars unharnessed, and allot the harness Is being carried In other cars, confusion Is Increased and there is a preater prospect of your losing your train, horses, guns and everything from aa Incendiary bomb, not to mention low flying, machine work. 1 ' Hln explanation revealed a promising attitude that I found (n almost all American soldiers of all ranks that I had encountered up to that time In France. The foundation of the attitude was a willingness to admit ignorance of new conditions and an eagerness to possess themselves of all knowledge that the French and British had acquired thrqugl hitter and costly experience." Further than that, the American inclination pushed the soldier students to look beyond even thoso then accepted stand- · orcls. The tendency was to improve beyond the French and British, to a'pply new American principles of time -or laborsaving to simple operation, to save manpower and horsefleHh by sano safety appliances, to Increase efficiency, speed, accti-, racy--in a word, their Kim was to make themselves the best fighting men. In the allied cause. One instance of this is worthy of recounting, 1 came upon the young Russian »ho was the battery saddler. He waa a citizen of the United States whose uniform Jhe wore, but he was such a new citizen, that he hardly epoke English. I found him handling n small piece of galvanized iron and a horseshoe. He appeared to be trying to fit the rumpled piece of metal Into the shoe. In his broken English he explained that be was trying to fashion a light metal plate that could be easily placed between a horse's shoe and the hoof, to- protect the frog of the foot from nails picked up on the road. With all soldiers wearing hobnailed boots, the roads were full of those sharp bits of metal wblci had caused serious losses of horseflesh through lameness and blood poisoning. Tbe unloading had continued under the cyea of emUlng 1'reack girls in bloomers who were lust departing from their work on the early morning ehlfc In the 'muni- tion factory beside the station. These were the first American soldiers they had seen and they were free to pass comment upon our appearance. So were the men of Battery A. who overlooked the oiled, grimed faces and hands of the bloomered beauties, and announced the general verdict that "they sure were fat little devils." The unloading completed, a scanty snack consisting of two unbuttered slices of white bread with a hunk of cold meat and maybe the bite of an onion, had been put away by the time the horses' nose bags were empty. With a French guide .in the lead, we moved off the platform, rattled along under a railroad viaduct, and down the main street of Jarvilie, which was large enough te boast street car tracks and a shell-damaged cathedral spire. The remaining townsfolk-had lived .with the glare and rumble of the front for three years now and the passage back and forth of men and horses and guns hardly elicited as much attention as tne occasional promenade of a policeman ,ln Evonston. - 111. But these were different 1 men tfiat rode through those streets that day. This was the first battery of American artillery that ba'd passed that way. This was an occasion and tho townspeople responded to it Children, women and old men chirped "vivas," kissed hands, bared heads and waved hats and aprons from curb and shop door and windows overhead There waa no cheering, but there were smiles and tears and "God bless you's." -It , a horse and wanted it in a hurry. suite, pronounced "toot sweet* The Tonne Men's Christian Association Btaned the new year with nn nil-clay athletic program. The program was In charge of George Wheeler, secretary. assisted by Walter Jiaert and J. Floyd Smith, former boys 'work director, wlio had charge at the boys' activities In the afternoon. Tfoe program was opened with a volleyball game- by the business mens' teams. Frank Cunningham's team defeated that of G«or£« Wheeler in three jrames out of four by the acores of 11-15, 15-5. 15-ii and 15-5. A checker toarnameat followed In which W. L, Gibson won from Judge J. M CUa« In the finals. The boys' program consisted of a basket-ball game between Greun's and Fernanda'* Warns. Green's winning by 20 to 19; » cracker-eating contest, an apple- tllttoff contest and « peanut race. The erenlnf was devoted to a musical n. consisting of roca! and instrn- selections by Mrs. A. O. Brook, . . . , Xornaan Brook and Ernest Wayland, and «t-b»l! game bv the St. John's and lojr Avenue Methodist Sun teazns- ' · ba«S«t-» game v te t. o n ' s and McKlalojr Avenue Methodist Sundav school teazns- The St. John's team won, 26 to 20. »tarred for tbe winners, making six Oriel goals. Both Mary (to Jeweler): "TVould yon pleas* settle an argument for me? This Is my .nrtireraent ring. My younc man says lt£ pronounced 'tarkivahs,' sod I said It w«* 'tarkwoys.' What do you say, sir?" Jeweler: " I'm afraid you're botb wrong. · Th« correct pronuaclaUon Is 'glass'." GOLF DEFINED? the mjrd "golf" being define* i* · "g«me played with * ball and bit" In tU* enlightened »ge! That ' f| £tM 'Jefinltlon as ^Ircn !n*on« of tlia ,glfit iMtie* of dictionaries, and there *«ais to b« n» "ei«on why they tlldirt lisa itirgtst aa ac2i*lre und nlne'buvky To «mc*MftJ]y play golf th« lnr * nr · biglnner 1 just Mt th * * rorl b»«r «- i/tad, SttU anqtbcr modern, up-to-date ??|3httlo»«ry define* goK «» · -gamt ·M7*d wlth dub* .and K jjatU tnrchu BY JAMES J. GOI?BETJl (Copyright, 1918, by King Features Syndicate.) )M ALLEN'S first-battle on American soil resulted in a forty-three-round victory over Bill Davis, the Californian, on Chateau Island, St. Louis, January 12, 1869. "By beating Davis I have earned the right to claim the championship of America," de,clared Allen immediately after that battle. "If any fighter in this country thinks otherwise, I'll give him a battle any time he wants it and for any. purse that he names." Allen's seeming arrogance and also the fact that he claimed the title even though it seemed legally the property of Mike McCoole, angered many of the American fighters. There was something of a scramble among them to take on the British warrior, but Allen elected to wage his next battle against Charlie Gallagher, the Canadian, who was making his home at that time in Cleveland. Galiaghar and Allen battled on Carroll Island, near St. Louis, nn February 23, 1869, and Gallagher won after three minutes of fighting by landing a terrific "pivot" blow on the jugular of Allen. \ On July 15 of the same year Allen took on Mike McCools in a battle on Foster's Island, near St. Louis. They fought for a 31,000 side bet. Allen I outfought McCoole at every angle and after nine rounds had been staged McCoole was thoroughly whipped. But at that moment McCooIe's supporters cut the ropes of the ring--and a wild scene followed. McCoole Gangmen Wield Clubs Clubs of the McCools- gangmen were wielded promiscuously--shots were fired from glistening revolvers and a portion of the McCoole mob surrounded the referee and demanded--under penalty of death--that he give the decision in favor ,of the bleeding and almost powerless McCoole. . Confronted with the .alternative of death or deciding in favor of a beaten warrior, the referee took the easiest way out; "I give this fight to McCoole," he announced, and then made his escape. A few days afterward Gollagher again challenged Allen and the contest was fought on Foster's Island August 17, 1869. Allen battered his rival from one side of the ring to the other for eleven rounds and Gallagher was in a tcrrib!e N condition. . · Bat once again 'Allen was robbed of the fruits of victory. Gallagher's gangmen cut the ropes and dashed at Larry Vessel, who was the referee. They told him they would kill him if he Didn't give the decision to Gallagher. Without hesitation, Wessel declared Gallagher the winner. A short time afterward Jem Mace, the great English fighter, arrived in America, "merely on a little pleasure trip." However, the boasting challenge issued by Allen that he would whip any man in the -world--Jem Mace included--put Mace on his mettle. So Mace accepted the defi and the two men fought for a side bet of $2.500 and the championship of the world in Kennersville, La., on May 10, 1870. Famous Ringmen at Fight That battle' brought together as spectators and seconds some of the most famous ringmen in early history. Mice was seconded by Jim Cusicfc and Jerry Donovan, brother of Mike Donovan, the middleweight champion, who died a few months ago. John C. Heenan, "The Beneoia Boy," umpired for Mace. Allen had Joe Coburn, former champion, and Sherman Tburston, a famous sport man of that time, as his seconds, with Dan Ryan serving as his umpire. Al Smith of CMcago, then one of the" most famous sportsmen in America, refereed the contest. Allen, great a warrior as he was, seemed like a novice when pitted against Mace. The latter, one of the most remarkable ringmen of all time, used Allen as a punching bag. His bewildering speed End his rernarlcable cleverness made it almost, impossible for Allen to hit-him. Mace pounded Allen when and where he willed. From -the first minute of fighting it was not a question as to who would win--only a question of how long Allen would last. , ' _ _^ son--to expose this impostor -who ^wonld bring shdine to the -nasoe -*f Belols, the ----o- - ._ _, v . . ,,, I wood merchant, whose two'son* have been Two years later Allen, who had always nourished atatred for Mike Me- fighting for* Prance these tsrc* long- years. j Coole, challenged Mike once more. He accepted and tbe battle--for a side ' "And so, monsieur.; I. meet thU man jit bet of 52,000-5-was decided in Chateau Island, near St. Louis, on September [23, 1S73, Allen beat McCoole almost to a pulp, winning in tweaty-nma rounds. was not a vociferous greeting, but a heartfelt one. They offered all there -was left of an emotion that still ran deep and strong within but that outwarBty had been benumbed by 'three years of nerve-rack aud war-weariness. Onward Into the zone of war we rode. On. through successive battered villages, past houses without roofs, windows with shuttered panes, stone walls with gaping shell holes through them, churches without steeples, our battery movea toward the last billeting place before entering the line. This was the ancient town of Saint- Nicolas-du-Port on the bank! of the River Meurthe. s lnto tbe Place de la Republic of tlae. town the battery swung with a clamorous advance guard of schoolchildren and street gamins.- The top sergeant who had preceded the battery into the town, galloped up to the captain upon our entry and presented him with n sheaf of yellow paper slips, which bore the addresses of Souses and barne anti the complements of men anil horses to be quartered in each. This was the billeting schedule provided by the French major of the town. The guns were parked, the horses picketed and tbe potato peelers. started on their endless task. The absence of fuel for tha mess fires demanded Immediate correction. It was a few minutes past noon when the captain and I entered the office of the French Town JIaJor. It was vacant The officers were nt dejeuneri we learned from an old woman who wa» sweeping the commandant's rooms. Where?--Ah, she knew not. We accosted the first French officer we met on the street. "Where does the Town Major eat3" the captain Inquired in his best Indianapolis trench. After the customary exchange of salutes. Introductions, handshakes and greetings, tba Frenchman informed us that Monsieur Ls Commandant favored the poramard that Madame La rue served at the Hotel de la Fountaine. We hurried to that place,' and there In a little back room behind a plate-cluttered table with a red and white checkered table cloth, we found tbe majos. The major said he spoke the English with the fluency. He demonstrated his delusion when we asked, for wood. "Wood! Ah, bnt It If Impossible that It is wood you ask of me. Have I not this morning early seen with my own eyes the wood ordered?" "But there Is no wood," replied the captain. "I most have wood for tbe fires. It is past noon and my men, have not eaten." 'Ah. but I am telling you there in wood," replied the major. - "I saw your supply officer pay for the wood. By now 1 believe it has been delivered for you in the Place de la Republlque." ' "But It hasn't," remonstrated the captain, "and the fires have not'yet been started, and--" "But it, is on the way. probably." said the major. "Maybe it will be there soon. Maybe it Is there n»w." The captain took another tack. "Where wa« the wood bought?" 'he asked. "From the- wood merchant beyond the river," replied the major. "But it Is already on the way, and " . "How do you go to the wood merchant?" insisted the captain. "W.e.have got to Save the wood toot sweet." "Ah! tout de suite--tout de suite--tout de suite," repeated the major in tones of exasperation. "With you Americans It is always- tout de suite. Here " He took my notebook and drew a plan of .streets indicating the way to the place of the wood merchant In spite of his remark and the undeslrcd Intrusion of business upon his dejeuner, tbe major's manner was as friendly as could be expected from a town major. We left on the run. The wood merchant was a big man, elderly and fat His face was red and he h-d bushy grey eyebrows., He wore a smock of blue cloth that came to his knees. He 'remonstrated' that It was useless for us to buy wood from him because wood had already been bought for us. He spoke only French. The captain dismissed all further argument by a direct frontal attack on the subject "Avez-vous de bois?" asked the captain. "Oui," the merchant nodded. "Avez-vous de chevaux!" the captain asked. "Oul," the merchant nodded again. "Avez-vous de voiture!" the captain aaked. "Oul,"--another nod. "All -right then," continued the captain, then emphasizing each word by tbe sudden production of another stiff finger on his eitendcd hand, he said, "Du boll--des chevani--vine voitnre--de whole damn business--and toot sweet" In some remarkable fashion the kindly wood merchant gathered that the captain wanted wood piled In a wagon, drawn by Will Pitch for Yankees Next Season EDffARDS-TAlE MICH A DRAW MEN GIVE EXHIBITION OF CLEAN WRESTLING; MAY MEET AGAIN. After an hour of th« cleanest wrestling ever witnessed In San Antonio, tbe matcfi between Blllle Edwnriln, the Kansas Tiger, und Harry, Texas Tate, at Baetnovea Hall ve»tetJay afternoon wat declared a draw. Duo i,o the slender attendance, It wan an- noB.icpd that Instead of the best two out of three falls, a Ume limit of one hour should govern the -match. Under an agreement made just before the mmch. It was decided thai in the ewnt ot * fall the winner anould take the. money,' nna with,:, draw decision rh« funJ» should b upplitd to an adJklonul purse on tlw next meeting ot the nvo: ' Considerable surprise has been expressed in baseball fandom -that the National League clubs waived on Pitcher Pete Schneider of the Cincinnati Reds and allowed the Yankees to buy him. The price paid for Schneider wasn't given out. Schneider began his baseball career In 1010 with the Seattle club of the Northwestern League and was with that club during the 1911, 1912 and 1913 seasons. Sent to the Medicine Hat club of the Western Canada League In 1918. he was recalled by Seattle in the same season. The Cincinnati club secured title to els services in 1014, and he has since betn continuously with the club. His. batting average was .238. In 117 Schneider ranked fourth In th9 National League records, based on lowest percentage of 'earned runs scored against him per gome, averaging only .021; Alexander, Periitt and Schupp finished ahead of him In the order named. Schneider, worked in forty-six gomes that year, winning twenty and losing nineteen. Xont de by our soldiers, was a term calling for speed, that was among tho first acquired by our men in France. The-oldjnan shrugged his shoulders, elevated his hand, palm outward, and signified with an expression of his face that it was useless to argue further for the benefit of these Americans. He turned and gavs the necessary loading orders to his working force. That working force consisted of two French girls, each about eighteen years of nge. They wore Jong ba^rgy bloomers of brown corduroy, tight at the ankles wher» they flopped about in folds orer clumsy wooden shoes. They wore blouses of the same material au'd tarn o'shanter hats to match, called berete. Each one of them had a cigarette hanging from the corner of her mouth. One stood on the ground and tossed up the thlrty^or forty-pound logs to her sister wbo stood above on top of the wagon. The latter caught them in her extended- arms and placed them in n pile. To tbe best of my recollection, neither one of the girls missed a puff. While the loading proceeded, the wood merchant, speaking slowly in French, made us understand the following: "Many peculiar things happen in the -war, monsieur." he said. "Your country, the America, li the land of fronders. List- BASEBALL IS BACK TSTAY.ISWORD AUQUST HERRMANN DECLARES GREAT NATIONAL SPORT IS FIRMLY FIXED. DRISCOLL STARS IN BIG VICTORY GREAT LAKES ELEVEN DOWNS MARINES IN BRILLIANT 17 TO 0 BATTLE. y decided on tueae ternn. and late took the mat, and during th» hour that followed t« Kansas Tiger mad every hold on the big dougUboy known to the wrestling game, wnlvn included body and bead scissors hold, torture bold*-- tu« strangle hold btlnc the only one taboiwd. Edwards displayed speed and a thorough knowledge of the science of tu« game, ond only the brute strength of the big Texan kept him from being pinned to tbe vat. TiUa was toa Heaviest by seventeen or eighteen pounds, and tossed hli opponent about, thus freeing himself from what waa apparently a death grip, "It was the greatest exhibition of hold- getting and bold-breaking that I bave ever seen," sa!3 Cbrls ChrUtensen, who refereed- the game, At the close of tbe mutch Edwardi announced that be would meet any man hlr weight. Including Pet Brown, and that be came to Texas for tie purpose of wrea- tllng. · In the preliminary bout between Llkoff and Long no decision was awarded ftfter" thirty minutes of speedy wrestling. Iher bare been matched again, for January 15. PENNSYLVANIA SOCCER TLiM IN FIRST LOSS By BnlveMsl Bervlce. ST. LOUIS, Mo., Jan. 2.--The St Lonl« all-star soccer team downed Bethlehem'* championship eleven here yesterday, 4 to 8. In the first defeat of tbe season for the Pennsylvania boys. Spectacular goal shooting kept the crowd on edge. The icor* was twice tied. St Louis counted the winning goal 10 minutes before ta» final whistle. MAMMOTH CROWD OUT TO SEE S L O W FIGHT By TJnlTersal Service. CINCIX.VATI, Ohio, Jan. 2.--"Bassball Is back and has come to stay. 'The game will go right along and on a safe, firm footing, and the Reds will do all they can to better thelt mark of the past season. Christy Matthewson made good and is extremely popular. He does not as yet know whether his military duties will claim him next summer or-not and the managerial question can, therefore, be left open for a while." Thus did August Herrmann, chairman of tbe Baseball Commission, and president of the Cincinnati Reds baseball club, Una up tbe baseball situation Nationally and. so far os the Reds', are concerned, New- leer's Night "I will not be surprised, if the long rest given baseball--from September 32, 1018, to May 1, 1919--will prove to be the best thing, that could havs happened to the sport.- "A-'groat part of the 1939 campaign, by far the most picturesque portion of it all, will be the reception given to the boys wBo joined Uncle Sam's figutlnsr forces. Every city will be running-a double set of ovations, as you might say, for the members of the local ball clnb who went to war and for the resident players listed with others clubs who also joined the colors.. "It's a long distance to next .fall, but I think the worm will turn and the American League got - a trimming," said John A. Heydlcr, president of the National League. Donohno Knock* Ont BoblnMn. LA SALLB, 111., Jan. 2.--A .storm in this section nearly knocked out the boxing show at La Salle Tuesday Eight. Only a few people attended, with the result that Joe Burman and Earl Puryear put on a four-round exhibition Instead of a real ten-round fight. No decision was given. In the seml-wtodup Donohue knocked out Robinson Jo one roiina. France return from th« eads of the world, to flsrht her cause." While the wood merchant was telling us that the American gtanuson bad only stopped three days in tie town and then baa moved up to service at the front, the air waa shattered by z loud report. Jt was the snap of the whip in the hands of the youni? French, amazon, standing high on · Ion . , . The finish came for Allen in the tenth round--after forty minutes of * . 6rtn(r | do I know this secret, monsieur the wood merchant? I know because this day have I washed tie shirt, wl£i his name on it, at the river bank. His name, Helols,--tbe Lieutenant Helola--was stamped on the collar and the shirt came from the hotel. La Fonraiae.' -"I tell her that It is a mistake--that it Is the great Injustice to me she speaks, and that night I dressed In my beat clothes to penetrate this mystery--to met this man who disgracefully used the name of my After defeating Ben Hogsn. a celebrated pueilist of that day and later j a preacher, Allen-made overtures 'for a match with Joe Goss for the cham- 1 pionship of America and a- side bet of $2,000. Kentucky was the battle' ground, and after twenty-one rounds, had been fought Allen was In sucb j condition that in a frantic, bnt hopeless effort to win, resorted to foul tac- {tics. The referee cautioned him several times and · then awarded the fight j to Go'ss. j Thai battle ended the pugilistic career of Allen, - - . .. thU the hotel. She was rlrht. His name Belt-is. Here is his card. · The Lieut. Lonis F. Helols, and he is a lieutenant In the United States Army." "So it .wts s ml«t»ke," replied tie captain, handing the card back to the wood merchant, whofe- lobster red features bore kn enigmatic*! m!le- ~Xo--not the mistake, the troth," replied the wood merchant. "Sot 'mr too--but my grandson--to.e ton of my ion--tbe nn of my tnlrd wn -who »edt to America ram ago. And now he dune* b*rk in the uniform ot liberty c» flgbt again- for Fqwm. Afl. Me*sUun Je» Offlctar*--On MBI of ' ' ' ' ne America, n ice lana or wonders. List- y«unK cmutu uuiuiv", »»"-.«. -;»-.", n, my name Is Helols. Ten days ago there ' the load of wood. We escorted the fuel ante to me one of the washerwomen who Proudly to_ the Place ae__la ^£PS°-Vi e ^ clean the clothes on the banks of the ileurthe, and she said to me: " 'Ah, monsieur, the wood merchant. You are the sly foi. I have yoor- secret.' And I say to her that I know not at what she speaks. " '1'ou boast In the town that yonr two sons are at the front,' she said, 'but I know that one at least of them is not' And I was dumbfounded. I 'say to her. 'Woman, It is a lie you tell me. Both of my boys are with their regiments, In the trenches even now. if by the grace of the good God they still live.' the smell of onion* and coffee and hot chow was on the air: The stores were pitched at the bottom of a. stone- monument In tbe center of the square. Bags of potatoes and onions and burlap covered quarters of beef and other pieces of mets sergeants paiaphesaalla were piled on the steps of the monument, which wa» covered with, the green and black scars from dampness and *ge. The plinth supported a stone shaft fifteen feet In Height, which touched the lower branches of the trees. The monn- ment was topped with a huge crow of ·tope on whlcb was-the sculptured figure of tbe Christ. Little Syfcoff, the battery me»s sergeant, stood over the stove at the bottojn of the monument. He held in hi* hind a frying pan, whlcn he shook back and forth over the fire to prevent the sizzling chips In the pan from hnrntn "' '-an Inspection of mine. He smiled. "Mr. Gibbons," be said, "If that brother of mine/ who mas the photograph gallery ing-. His eyes lowei-ed from of the monument and met . By Universal Service. PASADENA,. C*l., Jaa. 2.--The, Great Lakes Naval Training Station team yesterday carried the service football championship to the East when, before a crowd of 25,000 persons at Tournament Park they beat Coach Dietz's Marine eleven by the decisive score of 17 to 0. The Marines put op a great battle but were outweighed and outclassed. At the end of the first half the score stood: .Great Lakes, 10; Marines, 0. -Drls- coll, Great Lakes' quarterback, was the star of tbe first quarter. Aft«r. making several considerable gains, Drlscoll drop- kicked a ball from the 80-yard line. In the second quarter the Marines opened ·up and went after Great Lakes hard, carrying the play to the sailors' goal line but could net score. After successfully defending their goal, the Great Lakes' eleven marched down the field and Reeves' fullback, went across for a touchdown, and the goal was kicked. Score, First half: , Great Lakes, 10; Marines, D. In the third quarter. Bangs, Marines, was downe'd on his 30-yard line at the klckoff. Two crisscross plays made It first down for the Marines. An exchange of kicks gave Great Lakes the ball on their 36-yard line. Driscoll broke away for a 25-yard run. After an exchange of kicks it was Great Lakes' ball in center of field. A forward pass, Driscoll to Relchle, placed the ball on Marines' 35-yard line. Another forward pass, Driscoll to Halas, carried the ball over for a touchdown, Blacklock kicked goal. Score: Great Lakes, 17; Marines, 0. For the remainder of this quarter and tb e fourth period the Marines held the nallors. Doyle Badly Beaten -by Leonard. I By United Preis.) PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Jan, 2.--Benny Leonard, lightweight champion, was not In a fighting mood yesterday and permitted Paul Doyle, New York, to stay through the six rounds. Doyle was badly beaten and many spectators believed Leonard could have knocked htm out. HAJIRT CONDON LOSES. Barney AOaJr Oft* DeclsloB In Fast) 13- Roiuid Co. Br Universal S^rvlc*-. PITTSPIELD.' Mass.. Jan. 2.--Barney Adalr, the Irish lightweight champion, bested Harry Condon yesterday In a twelve round bont at the Twentieth Century. A. C. Adalr carried the fighting to Condon, bnt tbe latter stood the gaff well and was In good shape at the finish, although his face was badiy braised. Kefere* Stop* Battle. By Universal ServiM, MILWAUKEE. Wlf., Jan. 2.--Otto Wallace yesterday won a technical knockout over "Pinky" Mitchell when the referee stopped their ten round bout In the ninth to nave Mitchell from farther punishment. Ever Hammer won on a fonl from Charlie Metrte; Ed Rlnderle defeated Frankle Qxaee. and Mlk* Hirsch shaded Dan Tay- lr. . Win* tmzirt Handicap. " By Universal 8*rri», PINEHUBST, N. C. Jan. 2.-J. C. Row- enhall of Philadelphia won first prize in SM.7-300. Julian T. Bishop of Washing to* was second with a score of 78-20-98. Nat Hard of Pittsbcnr -made hlit debnt a* a tournament trap shooter and finished tilrd, scoring 70.20-90. t/l AUJUC^ ·» UV IUUB i.U« l,*JV,,vTMyu UUC* J ~~ '-- -- ^ _ - r -- - -- _ - -- ±, out on'Paulina and MadUon, Streets in |the hundred target handicap at the Pine Chicszo could see me now, he «are would hurst Gnn Clnb yesterday with a score of tell the'. Rabbi. Can you beat ft--a. Jew =···* TM ·"·»-- ·* "-*· ' TIT.,.,,,-frying- "«"» in tie shadow ot tie Cross." It was rather hard to beat--and ao was the ham. We nude, tbli conception as we sat on the plinth of the monument and pullfhed oor menu kits wita bread. And such bread--It was the regulation United States Army !*sawl bread--white, flrjn and chyck full of nourishment--bread that seemed like cake to the French youngsters who tasted It and who returned with, oven months and outstretched bands for more of the "good w«lte bread." After th« meal.- those members of Battery A not-detailed for Immediate duty. denied themoelve* none of the Joys that » aa ton, In « strange land, holds for a Midi*!-,;: · - · : · * ..J ·-«· ' By tJnlversul Service. ' COLUMBUS, 0., Jan. 2.--Befor. the largest crowd In the history of local boxlnr Ted Lewis and Bryan Downey .eased through fifteen rounds to a'draw yesterday. Downey led for nine stanzas but Lewis lad ao trouble balancing the average. Referee Hnghes warned tbe men to fight and paid particular attention to Lewi*. Co to lS-R»und Draw. By Universal Service. DAYTON, 0., Jan, 2.--"Sammy" Sanflow, Cincinnati, and ""Kid" Wolf, Cleveland, bantamweights, drew In fifteen round* hers yesterday. FORTIFICATIONS TO BE FINISHED IS ONE OF CHIEF POINTS IN DEVELOPING STRONGEST NAVAL POWER. By Untvemal Service. WxlSHINGTON, D, C., Jan. 2--A« * counterpart ot the navy's plan for a (teat fleet, the War Department will ask tb« appropriation of millions of dollars to D* expended during the coming two ;«ari in completing tho coast defenses of the United States und insular poueMlons, accord- Ing to Ma]. Gen. W. M. Black, chief ot engineers. , In discussing the const defense* of Am«i lea and the effect the le«son« ot the war will-have upon tbe systems,- General Black suid: "The co«st defense of tho United SUtM now rests upon the navy «nd heavy artillery "posted at twenty-eight points from th« Kenocbec River. Maine, f to Puget Sound, Ore. .In addition, there are, of coarse, tb» Panama, Philippine find Hawaiian detenwif. "It Js perhaps a bit -«arly to «tat» what, lessons in seacoast defense Have be»a learned from the war. But It c»n b« stated that in general nothing hu happened in Europe to make any cbanfi In tbo fundamental principle* upon whlcn our coast defenses hare be*n planned or to throw any doubt upon the truth ot tl* , principle ana properly constructed tticosit defenses, 'whea properly manned and operated, may be relied upon successfully to resist, a niT«I attack." ' , Seaconst defenses other tfean guns mounted upon railway trucks will be «·- gentlal. In th» oplnlr.n of General Black. Ho pointed out that In flr» upon mortnt; targets, cmpltced g'i»s can five a filter and more effective fire. In Oat connection, be said: "The sea target mutt be observed to N Ired upon, tor it Is la motion. On lanl fire may be directed at great range and, while It may prove Inaccurate, will to gttit damage. It ii found that thong* artillery ha* been ranee* a« high .as imitlng ranga used 20,000 yards." General Black pointed out that tbe flnt cost of a disappearing 14-Inch gun 1* about S2GO.OOO and tout since the life of On irnn is pbout t-wenty-fl« y««rn, the annual running cost 1« |H,000. H« compared tfcla with the J3.000 necessary to mtisttfa th» run and the WO.OOO expended reirtr". In the maintenance of the seventy ettypr* and enJIsted men needed to man It making the point that th« cost ot the tmolacemmt wa* a small factor In jomputlnj th« coft oj our eewoist defense*. , I. Bnm Imwy O|TM (liH/M. · (B» Celutf Pnu) NEW YORK, Jan. 2.--J. Broe« Imir. wbo when in offldsl of the Wiite Star Line escaped from the Titanic disaster, all donated (123,000 to a fund for BMdr Mi- men, it w«* announced today. · it i* round tost tnonn leea employed on land wltH i .as 60.000 yard*, at tea tk* used ha* been little beyon* Electrical and Auto Accessories MO.T ·«*»«»· 8TOKAGE BATTttT OKN£BATOM AND GEXZBA1 0V »XOKAOX H. A. ANDERSON ELECTRICAL WORKS

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