The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on November 13, 1895 · Page 7
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The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa · Page 7

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, November 13, 1895
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• " 1 -- '•'* ; ' "* f Mfc ALGOftA IOWA, WEDNESDAY* NOVEMBER 13, 189S. Edkhafdt and Alf The If Views, 8f>eaks & Word tot Himself— Griat fiftttlS Of October 31 id 86 Shott, Bharfl And tWWten lot This Pftper.i • HERE is herewith presented a fistic bouquet, a composite letter by one of the best known referees in the CAUntrv and some recognized pugilistic cham- piotos in their respective classes Upon the merits of Corbett and Fitzsimmons a s gladiators and the probable outcome of their great contest slated for October 31, Bob Fitzsimmons himself furnishes aft interesting contribution. Whether 1 the fight shall be pulled off at Hot Springs, Ark., or any other place, or whether itoshall not be permitted to occur at all, the symposium is nevertheless of general interest. ty-« f Referee Eckhardt's Views. The battle, in my opinion, will be one pi the fiercest, speediest and most scientific ever fought in any country. Strange as it may appear to the average reader, neither principal will attempt to make a protracted contest. They will go at each other viciously from the start, This indeed will seem odd to those .who remember how the shifty New Zealancler kept Peter Maher at arm's length until he -had the Irishman-almost out and then only Went at him for fair. Equally astonishing will it be to those who witnessed the agile Californian's elusive tactics when he battled with the renowned John L. Sullivan for the world's championship three years ago. Like the antippdian, the Californian kept away from Sullivan's fierce rushes until he had the great Bostonian pretty nearly "punched out. In this contest both men will pursue a totally different line of EOKHABDT. policy. Mutual hatred, mutual confl- '„ dence of ultimate victory, and other '-causes which I am not at liberty to tell just now, will impel each to polish off the other as speedily as possible. I _have frequently spoken to both Jim " and Bob about their plan of battle, and I know how each feels, Fitz makes no concealment of the fact thab he will go /at Jim at the very outset, and the champion says that he will suit him to a T. He will cheerfully meet Bob at his own game. Each thinks he can .quickly subdue the other. Jim be• lieves he can do the trick nicely in about eight rounds, and Bob has the temerity to think he can give the Californian a soporific in half that length of time, Corbctt, by reason of his superior weight, height and the four years of • vantage he has in the way of youth, 'should win; but Fitzsimmons has a mighty good chance. Whichever way ' -the tide of victory turns those fortu- ,nate" enough to witness the contest ' will see one of the grandest exhibitions of-cleverness, both in attack and defense, of shiftiness, speed and game: ness 'ever recorded in the history of fistiana. Both men have-too much at /stake to ever dream of yielding while the heart beats and the brain thinks. • ,,- ' JOHN P, ECRHABDT. • " Fitv States His Case, By the time this appears I expect to be at ,my training quarters, where I shall P u t 9» the finishing tpuches for battle with Corbett for the world's _npionship. Regarding that eon, -.test I wish to say only a few wprds, I '^have/^een misrepresented -by some •pepple and wish to, set myself straight, .7,1 right here, " I have been represented as * ' • positively that I would not, 'unless I received twenty thpu. ' dpllarg from' the eidoloscppe peo- whp propose-to reproduce', ths and present it all over the'QQBn.- What J did say, was that this pom" &(rww) in-which Qprhett, Brady' $ Co, fflrj interested,, as w^li as fe the Fiprida i;AthjetiP club, txra]d w* pfcotpjr raph me **?3*x,_- p j n g ftn 4 pake'we asppkeiR fighting, at least where _ I am concerned. This point settled, let me assure my friends—and I am proud to know 1 have more than Corbett—that there will be a battle. At least there will be no flunking on my part. 1 will do my best to win, and I am confident that I ll win. I am in the best possible fettle, and have worked assiduously in my training to reach that condition. Ib addition to my regular field and gymnasium work, I have taken a course of electric treatment under the supervision of Dr. John Wilson Oibbs, of New iTork, which seems to have imparted new Vitality and strength to my frame. If I lose 1 shall have no excuses to of- fef on the score of condition. I never felt better in my life. If I Win, as I have every confidence of doing, I will strive to keep the championship in happy, free America. ft. FITZSIMMONS. Champion Jack McAulIfto'S Tip. Like all good Americans I want to see my countryman win every time. I don't think in the present championship contest, ho\vever, that Champion Corbett has the "good thing" that many of the best pugilistic critics seem to think he has by any means. Fitz is the most dangerous man Corbett has gone Up against by long odds. He is exceptionally strong for a man of his weight, cunning, shifty, speedy, clever and one of the stiffest punchers that ever stepped into a ring. Corbett'a superior height will avail him but little, as Fitz has the longer reach. Fitz, too, although he will be from fifteen to eighteen pounds lighter than Corbett when they enter the ring, is big enough and heavy enoxigh for any man living. He has got his strength and size just where he wants both gifts, across the shoulders, chest and back. His back muscles are abnormally developed, and from these he derives his great hitting power. He is not as prettily constructed as Corbett, but nature has made him a perfect fighting machine. I look for a sharp, scientific, interesting struggle, with Fitz the aggressor. He .will be a dangerous aggressor, too, as he can get around the ring speedily; and it will take all of Corbett's shiftiness to evade him. If driven to close quarters, I expect to see Corbett bring into requisition the wrestling tactics for which he is so famed to save himself from punishment. Corbett may jab Fitz out, as the man who leads leaves all the openings, of course. Fitz ^may land a knockout at any time, as he did with Hall and Choynski, and he will be dangerous at all stages of the game. As I have implied, I expect to see Corbett employ elusive tactics until he thinks he has his opponent' pretty well done. If, however, he attempts to "mix it up" with Fitz, as I have just heard he - intended doing, I think his defeat assured. He can't afford to "mix" with Fitz and take blow for blow. 'Fitz hits almost twice as hard, and any student of arithmetic can figure out the.result.* Concisely stated, 'the situation is this:;-Corbett may jab Fitz out at long range; if 'he '"mixes it up" the New Zealander will win. ' ' In conclusion let me state that I have challenged the world for a battle for ten thousand dollars a side, and hope that "Kid" Lavigne, "Young Griffo" or aonae other ambitious aspirant for fistic fame may answer it. JACK LtON MAKES A Ssoapea from Jtis Cage in Lincoln t>afk, Ohioago. "tho savagrfe tteant Causes tots of ment—His Ignominious Return to Cftptlvitfr-L»cftf Man fta9 A Close Call. There was an exciting time in Lincoln park, Chicago, the other afternoon. In one of the cages is a husky lion cub which has attained the respectable length of six feet and jaw power which enables him to crack the shank bones of a deceased steer as neatly as a boy can snap off a sectibn of molasses taffy from its parent hunk. Just as one of the park employes entered the cage of this tawny cub to scrub the interior woodwork several score of people who were returning homeward through the park stopped in front of the cage to watch the cleansing process. The attendant was either in a hurry or in a trance. At any fate he left the door of the cage open behind him, but this oversight was not noticed by the spectators at the time. The 'man with the scrub broom at once proceeded to give an exhibition of a park employe at work. The cub appeared to be as interested in the performance as were the other spectators. For a time ho crouched in the corner and faced his intruder with an expression of keen interest on his kingly countenance. But gradually he shifted his position to where he could watch operations from a rear view. In the twinkling of an eye the spectators scattered as if a Haymarket bomb had exploded in their midst. The cub had made his exit through .the open door was down on the sidewalk, ready for an open-air circus. The people who had been watching him did not even stop to scream. They simply scattered in every direction and sprinted as fast as their legs could carry them. But there was one man who did not run. He had been standing with his back to the cage, and when the young lion dashed down the walk it brushed the back of this calm individual's legs. The industrious scrubber chanced to look up from his work in time to catch VERY LIVELY CORPSE. Batch Was fat in a Coffin, Cat Didn't Stat There liong. Undertaker John Gschwind, of Union Hill, N. J., will hereafter make a thorough examination of all dead bodies that he has occasion to handle. The other day a supposed corpse that he was removing to his shop suddenly came to life. Louis Bauerj or "Old Butch," as he is called by every one throughout North Hudson, was one of the characters of that section. He was hostler for John Engelbrecht, the Secaucus roadhouse keeper, who was found murdered in his saloon June last. BaUer slept in the loft over the saloon, and was given a drink supposed to be drugged, by THl&TEEN COONS. "Kid" Eiavljjne. It was Pat Sheedy, the famous gambler, I believe, who said that "luck runs in fighting as well as in faro." In that case Fitz may whip Corbett in their contest on October 81, for he had the extraordinary luck to whip Peter Maher, Jim Hall and Joe Choynski, after they either nearly had him but,' or decidedly the best of the argument with Bob, Here are three aces, and he might run out on the fourth, to use a faro bank term. I don't think, however, he will be a four-time winner. I would be inclined to ''put a copper" on TUB NEW MBS, OOBBETT, this time. Cprbfctt's advantages in 'the' way of height and weight, tpgether '•with his marvelpus shiftiness, and skill) will, I think, prpve ..tAP much for. the Jfeiv 55ealande,'r. Fita is a fearful pujjn isher, but I don't think he will be able tPland many effective .bjpws, pn. Qp'r- who handled' Peter •» fought Gorbett in years, ago, says, that shifty o» liis 'feet theft Jut Ww enly o»§ thr0%kout t&at ' i'is a BY THE NECK AND TAIL. ' a fleeting view of the disappearing lion. He leaped from the cage, yelled to an approaching policeman, and the two broke away to the rescue. This act was witnessed byirhe undisturbed person,. As the lattei* looked about him he saw several people making rapid disappearances, but could see no cause for their haste. Finally he caught sight of a man who had paused behind a well- developed tree. Going to the latter he aske,d: "What is the cause of all this excitement, sir?" Then he betrayed the cause of his equanimity by holding his hand behind his ear. "Why," was the reply, "one of the lions — " The deaf man did not pause for more. He made a run over the hill which broke all records, His power of hearing seemed to have been suddenly and wonderfully increased, The man by the tree waited for developments. They came about ten minutes later in the form of the attendant staggering under the weight of a heavy burden. His left hand was gripped into the wrinkles of flesh on the back of the young lion's neck, and his right hand had a firm hold of the creature's tail, There was nothing graceful in the performance, but the man who had lingered by the tree was glad that he had not run away with the pther spectators. It helped to restore his self-respect. The next time he sees a young lion jump into a crowd he'll cover himself with glory by tak* ing the brute by the tail and the nape ipf the neck. He thinks that he knows just how to handle the king pf beasts. . between wQjnea was to be seen recently Jfl a locality n,ear the Central markets, Paris, 'Marguerite gpnnet- ae'cwsed kpuise- MPBgfapt pf having "attrAoted awav fypjn her a grower's. d.rayma»> kngwo fajnjjiarly as s( Bigr fcouis," pwing to. his herculean build, Th, 6 rivals, met in. a bar in a ealied tUe ftue d,e Ojwee, and, after baying '.ejsQhangefl a fteated 4ia» exhausted the Ypea.bma.ry of they went outside their- $e,ey§B, ojid^ p,e',ttic,pats, ' Sow They Invaded Farmer Anderson's Cider-Mill JHouse. for a Short \t r hllo They ilnd a Good Time. But After Getting: Urank They i?cll Asleep and Were Sent to a Toper's Grate. THE UNDERTAKER WAS TEBBIFIED. Frank Berger. who is now awaiting trial upon a charge of murdering Engelbrecht. The other day "Old Butch," who lived on the Secaucus road, was found "dead." or at least, everybody who viewed the body thought he was dead. Word was sent to Undertaker Gschwind, who, upon his arrival, placed the body of the supposed corpse in a box, loaded it in his wagon and started for Union Hill. The drive over the road that runs across the meadows is a long one, and the undertaker was nodding on his seat when he was almost paralyzed with fright by hearing a sudden noise from the box. He turned quickly to investigate, and his fright further increased as. he saw the lid of the box slowly rise and the head and shoulders of "Old Butch" appear. "What sort of a game is this?" inquired the "corpse." "Ain't yOu dead?" gasped Gschwind. "Do I look as if I was?" snapped "Old Butch," who then proceeded to climb put of the box and upon the wagon seat alongside the now reassured undertaker. Then the horse was turned around and the "corpse" and undertaker rode merrily back to the house they had so lately left. There a large crowd who had heard of 1'Old Butch's".'sudden resurrection gathered and stare'd'until "Old Butch" grew angry and ordered them from the house. "He was the deadest looking live man we ever saw, 1 ' was the general opinion expressed. Instead of going to Potter's field, "Old Butch," who is without friends, will be taken to the almshouse at Snake Hill. DENTIST HAS REVENGE. Grabs a Set of False Teeth from the Month of a Woman Who Owed Him. When Beardsley, the dentist, made Mrs. Jenkins, of Stratford, Conn., a set of false teeth she put them in, said she would wear them awhile and' if they needed no changes would pay for them. That was five years ago. Beardsley has sent her frequent bills, but nothing has ever come of it. The other day Beards- Thirteen new coon skins are hanging on the back of Hosea Anderson's barn at Copper Hill, N. J. They were taken from the bodies of thirteen coons whose fondness for cider resulted in death. In fact, says the New York Sun, they went to a drunkard's grave. Anderson owns a big farm and an extensive apple orchard. He is the largest manufacturer of cider and applejack in Hunterdon county. About two weeks ago he began making cider. The cider mill is tinder the corner of a large building situated a short distance from his dwelling. It is the custom to shut and lock the doors of the cider-mill house every night when work is finished, but they were left open by mis* take a few nights ago. Anderson had just got into bed and begun the first chapter of an all-night's sleep when he was aroused by Mrs. Anderson, who gave him a nervous shake and asked: "Hosea, what's that noise?" Anderson got his eyes and ears open after awhile, and heard a racket somewhere in the vicinity of the cider-mill house. After listening attentively a few minutes he jumped out of bed with his temper up to the expressive point, and, pulling on his trousers, said: "Confound that Jim Watson, he left the cider-mill door unlocked and the wind's blowin' it open. I'll hunt this county over to-morrow tor some man that I can depend on i,o look out for things when I'm busy." Bang went the door, and with a growl Anderson slapped his hat on and started for the cider-mill house. When he got about half way down to the building he heard a peculiar sound that came through the open door. It was a combination of sharp yelps and snarls. Something unusual was evidently up, and with a thought of cider thieves he hurried back to the house, and, getting a shotgun, sneaked back, in the fNBfAN'3 His Alcoholic Breath fcaftgfit frlf* Ho Was Barncd to Uoath. The manufacture of distilled locally known as hoochinoo, lias beeil carried on by the nntiv 63 of Alaska for* a long period, and at times during 1 the* early clays of the Gassier excitement it was freely purchased by the white 1 miners as tne only liquor obtainable, ' owing to the strict enforcement of thd prohibitory clause against the importa* tion of liquors into the territory, says the Alaska Mining Record. Hoochinoo is nothing more nor less than raw alcohol, being distilled mainly from brown sugar or molasses and corn meal. Undiluted the stuff has a double proof THE TEETH OVT, ley met Mrs, Jenkins face to face in the main Chopping street in Bridgeport, "Good morning/' said he. "When* aye you g piner to pay me for the teeth? I ,see ygu have them in, " "0)1,' very -goon," sai4 Mrs, Jenkins, witha& uneasy smile, "But J really pughtnp,t to pay you, they hurt m,e so," "What-is it?" asked Mr, Bear4sley with interest, cowing very wear AS it to lQok« ,J$ rg, J^nfeins smiled and slightly opened,, jjey i»Quth, The flootor- his fl^gfep into it a»& jerked the QUV 4'heft be,h§lfl thw up. and, people fa the street THESE COONS HAD 8TBUCK A PICNIO. shadow of the trees, toward the cider mill. Creeping up to a place, where there was a knot-hole in the side of the building, he examined the interior. The sight he saw quieted his fears. There were no burglars in sight. For the purpose of letting in sunlight and air, a portion of the roof of the cider mill had been removed, and through the opening the moonlight was streaming, making the interior of the building bright as day. The floor was partly covered with barrels ' filled with cider. Tha bungholes were open to give the cider a chance to work. Some of the cider was a week old and had what the farmers call a tang to it. That means a bite to it, and at that age cider is pleasant to take and it is very apt to put a twist into the drinker's walk if he swallows enough of it, Around and over these barrels were crawling and staggering a lot of coons, and some had their sharp noses thrust into the bungholes. Coons 'are very fond of sweet cider, and this party had struck a picnic. Anderson counted thirteen animals, and every one of them was pretty well jagged up. Some were on the floor, waddling round with an uncertain gait; others were striving to get to the top of the barrels once more, but were too weak and groggy to pull themselves up. A- couple, sat on their haunches facing each other, and as they swayed from side to side snarled like a pair of old women, Occasionally three or four got into a muss over the possession of a bunghole, and in the rough and tumble rolled off the barrels to the floor. Anderson slipped around to the other side of the building 1 and Ipoked the door. Then he went to the house and tuyned in for the night. The next morn' ing he went to the ci^er m\\ bright and early, Jje found the thirteen coons there. "With the exception of three) the/ were stretched out o» the sleeping off their debauch, Three them were wander ipg aimlessly the ropnj. QccRsipnally coming ajjd, figWiB like gat HE SUDDENLY LEAPED'TO HIS FEET. strength, makes "drunk come" freely and but a few swallows of it will set a man howling in demoniac glee and nothing but an Indian, with his copper- lined stomach, can stand a protracted spree on it. The Kako Indians probably lead all others in the manufacture of these spirits and as proof of their knowledge in the art of making a double proof article we give the particulars of the awful fate of an expert Kako distiller which happened recently on that island. It seems that this Indian, while engaged in the manipulation of his little coal oil can still, imbibed too freely of its tricklings and in a drunken stupor lay down by his fire of cedar logs andi fell asleep with his face uncomfortably, close to the fire and his breath fanning- the flames. Through some reason, know only to the medical fraternity gas. accumulated in the stomach and the- breath of the sleeper, reaching the- flames the alcohol gas ignited. The- sleeper suddenly leaped to his feet with a terrifying scream and fell back, again, writhing in agony. The man was burning internally. Smoke and evenflameSj. were issuing from his mouth and his- agony was something awful. His loud screeches brought the members of ' the camp about him, w,ho looked on % in. 3< &$ "« S ^ • '4 ' - f * ' >\ • v, ?% i?* •<i tion continued until the ' Indian 1 literally consumed inside and for some time after the spirit of life had fled. NIGGER AND HIS JAG. St. Louis Baboon Gets Drank and Bombards a Mirror. There was a regular monkey and. parrot time at the exposition in St.. Louis, the other day, with the parrot,eliminated and the baboon Nigger in.' the star role. Nigger escaped from his cage and! made a flying leap for the bar, where he drained a beer glass of its contents. Then he took a walk among the high- wines in the basement,where he found a case of -bottled beer. The bottles were nuts for him and he cracked them. On his,next appearance above t,lairs he had a- highly developed and picturesque jag aboard. He could stand, however (on 'f.ony feet), and to make a parrot pf the threw biscuits, right and left i and/"" he visited' J the' of egg> ™ ere is nQ,1$UJng^ done with theni; " §hftl?f « e,vepy gn,e Qt them i»to, eternity IM^a,{aWb|RraVJ

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