Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on October 4, 1896 · Page 11
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 11

Logansport, Indiana
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Sunday, October 4, 1896
Page 11
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>f / f \. GENERAL SPORTING. SOME NOTES AND REVIEWS OF CURRENT EVENTS. «h»rt<ej'« Poor Showing with John L SnlllYmn—The I.nt« Harry 11111 Died In I'or«rty—A Woman Cliallenitoi Cor- b.tt. -UST why John L. Sullivan should have emerged from his well-earned retirement to exhibit tho ruin of his . former selt, anil '|O^ possibly to serve ae a. punching bag for o present un- V known "quantity" of pugilism, and •on what ground Thomas Sharkey bases his pretensions to championship hon- ore, was a mystery to 5,000 persons •who went to Madison Square Gardens the other night to see the sailor "drawn out." Sharkey displayed a physique •which would do credit to a weight-lifter, behaved modestly as befitting a stranger, and that is all he did do. An essential element of pugilism, the ability to box, he failed to display, and those who saw him concluded that he could not. The exhibition, however, raises the question as to what can be the matter with Corbett, w.hose recent four-round contest with Sharkey did not at all redound to his credit. Tha bout between Sullivan and Sharkey was announced as an exhibition of boxing, and a moment later the crowd roared as the old champion appeared. He was old, he was gray, and It was no more proper that he should be in a ring than that he should essay skirt dancing, Sharkey, when ho threw off his robe, displayed a remarkable specimen of manhood, more picturesque because of swelling muscles and graceful form than Sullivan showed at his best, Sullivan, In response to the cries for a speech, said: "It's not necessary for me to make a speech, gentlemen, for the referee-has told you 1 that this Ifc to be an exhibition bout. I've had ray day, and am now almost too fat to tight, . But you will have :i chance to see what the young man can do. He wants to get up to the top. and deserves all sorts of luck." Then time was called, and Sullivan, from start to finish, made the beat showing. He could not move his ponderous body, but he had almost the old quickness of the arms; he could duck a little, which was more than Sharkey could do, and twice he dodged, but this effort was almost too much for him. Sharkey was so slow that a watch might have been put on his blows, and he fudged distances badly. At first 'it was thought that possibly he did not want to display the old champion's weakness, but that idea was quickly dispelled. He was a great disappointment. Sullivan hit him in tho face almost at will, but even the one-minute rounds tired the old man. In the third and last round he tripped and almost fell. When the exhibition was ended Fitzsimmons said: "I've changed my mind now. Sharkey's even easier than I thought." Tli* r,jt« Harry Hill. Harry Hill, the veteran sporting man, one of the best-known New Yorkers of his time, and well known throughout tho country, died at his home in Corona, Long Island, the other day. The cause of his death Is attributed to .drinking impure water from the water supply at Corona. He was TG years of age and had been ill less than two weeks. Harry Hill had the reputation, of which he was proud, of being "the squares! man" who ever owned a. sporting resort in New York. A decade and a half ago his resort at Houston and Crosby streets was known all over Uie HARRY HILL, country and no rural individual of any sporting proclivities at all considered a visit to New York complete unless It included a visit to "Harry Hill's.' 1 The proprietor was genial and hearty, .and it was his boast—truthful so far as is known—that no person was ever robbed In his place. Many New Yorkers who have memories, and not unpleasant ones, of Harry Hill occupy places high i;i politics and in the business, world to-day. It was their custom to "open wine" with the thick-set, popular Englishman who conducted It, and who owed his success to his honesty and- gcod fellowship. Hill, who was at ono time reputed to be worth $500,000, died In poverty, and it la a fact worthy of noto that of all the men who have achieved success and under obligations to him not one went to his assistance In the days of his adversity. Th« l«««t Itceoril to Date. U l» noticeably (SSftsplcuous that when a horse Is reports?! lamo'and off the next heard of is a grand victory. Just so with John R, Gentry. At Bos. ton h* hit hie quarter hard, and'.had >««n reported lame jn consequence, yet i' S. ' «,. at Fleetwood Jic won the .fastest rac» In turf history to date—2:03%',' 2:03%, 2:03'/i— and on a track far from a record-breaker. There Is a stiff up-grade In the third quarter, short homo stretch and the turns nre short and.not especially thrown up. Quitter though he has been accused of being, and I really think'he at times-.has deserved the charge, be certainly was a marvelous horse at Fleetwood. Grand circuit followers stuck to Robert J. at 10 to 3. ami before they got away for the last heiu played even money on the champion, but he was beaten by a nose In a halr-ralslng finish. Early In the race he was too unsteady to make use of, eo let Frank Agnn fight it out with the little stallion. The once sensational Star Pointer, 2:04%, cut a sorry figure and was behind the flag In the second heat. He is either acting very badly or is a back number. Young McClary. they say, drives him as well as did Geers, but the conclusion is ho isn't right this season, maybe suffered acclimatization early in the year in their cold eastern country and will not round to in time to be of any account She Clinllcne* 1 Corb«tr. Mrs. Edward WliHe of New York city is a remarkable woman. She has tacitly challenged Corbett to a boxing match and she fights regularly with her husband two times a day and makes no secret of It. In other words, Mrs. White, a handsome and modest woman some twenty odd years of age, holds her own against GIRL VS. LEOPARD. MRS. KDWARD WHITE, the champion welterweight boxer of the world. She is willing to enter contests with male professionals and fight to a finish. Her specialty is bag-punching. Three years ago when she was married she was weak and delicate, almost an invalid, and to gain strength had her husband, who is a boxer, put her through a course of training such as athletes and professionals undergo. Her muscle /leveloped In a surprising manner and now her right arm biceps expansion is an inch and a half, her chest expansion two aad seven-eighths inches and she weighs 140 pounds, though only five feet four inches high. Her muscles stand out in knotty bunches like those of a well-developed man and her husband has hard work preventing her giving him knockout blows In their contests. They exhibit on the vaudeville stage. Last May i.n Philadelphia Mrs. White issued a clialiense to any local bag- punching expert, and that means mucn In that city where some of the most noted bag-punchers'live. The man who responded was beaten by his feminine antagonist. Sho has .now issued a formal challenge to any bag-puncher In the world to meet her In a contest ae/ cording to approved rules. Tlic Sea»"»"» He»vj r ««iK I 't* The season's brew of fresh heavyweight has been so numerous Pacillc- coastward that the follower of this col- u'nn will doubtless evince no SJrprlsi to learn that there is rtill another on the calendar; nevertheless, it is a queer thing to account for, taken as a whole, why heavies should keep bobbing up a' this one particular point in the continent. It is to be remembered that both Corbett and Joe Choynski were born there. Some of those of the 1886 crop have not first seen the light ther« nor near there, but have sprung suddenly into fighting form from Cooling about the coast, so that It amounts to about the same thing, I advise any pug who may have had his ambitions squelched in other quarters to go out 'there .''-.Hi smell around. The newest of t^Pnew of 'Frisco is named Jack Stel&ir and he claims Chicago as the •city from which be hailed. He never did anything in this climate and the chances are he never would have done anything. But in' 'Frisco last week Stcizner got In the ropes and made a stand-off draw with Van Buskirlc, the big ono who has been talked about freely as a comer of late. The men boxed ten rounds, with honors about even, Turf Not** I Bessie Wilton, 2:09'A, has a bowed tendon and it is doubtful as to her racing again this season. Hoover, 2:27te, a new one by Allerton, i« from the dam of Eiloree, Z'.IV/-. He is said to be a good prospect for a 2:20 mark. Belle'Wells, 2:17%, is a great card for her sire, Pactolus. Sho took her record in a three-minute class at Hedrick lust week. Roan Wilkes, 2:07%. recently worked a quarter in 31 seconds on a half-mile track. He is ticketed for a 2:05 record ere the season's close. Directum, 2:05%. is at Highland park, Detroit, and working moderately to sulky. He la.down for an exhibition there during the meeting. Oen. Turner Is working Jettie, 2;16'A, lightly again. She has been undergoing . .tmtnient for a curb thrown at Bostcra In 'her-race- last 'June. BRAVE TEXAS MAIDEN HAS A DESPERATE ENCOUNTER. It Ilntl Altiicknil Il»r •nd Wan StranKlluc \Vlirn Sim Arrlveil « ntclifnrt iinil HI lie. l.lltln Jlriitlior Him <•» l>"»"i " til" Seeim- ELOW is a portrait of Miss Sallia Strong, tho bravest little girl in Texas. Just now her namo P in n p o n every- .body.'s lips In Cald- WX / wo " an(1 vlcinlty - wj / and she is the heroine of the day. A few days ago this courageous young lady, armed at first only with 1 a pitchfork, came out victorious In a combat with a monster leopard cat. This species of the wildcat of tho jungle generally shows its tall when It meets a human being in tho forest, but when It Is hungry It will prowl-around barnyards, and when attacked under such circumstances it lias been known to fight like a tiger. Mr. Strong and his wife had gone to Lexington, expecting to return homo before sundown, but they were belated, and Miss Sallie and,her little brothers and sisters were out In the front yard anxiously awaiting the return of the old people. When the sun sank behind the. trees one oC the little boys •who looked to be about ten years of ago went to the barn to put feed in the troughs for his father's horses. Miss Sallie heard the little fellow screaming, and ran to his assistance at onco. When she opened the barn door she was surprised to find her little brother struggling beneath a monster leopard cat. She did not swoon or run away as almost any other girl would have done, but seizing a pitchfork that happened to be close at hand, she made a lunge at the savage beast and drove the tines Into-his flanks. Tho cat released the boy and turned upon the Kirl. The little fellow ran up Into the hay loft and the brave girl kept moving back and jabblug the fork at the now thoroughly enraged monster. She says his eyes looked like two balls of fire, while ho gnashed his teeth 'and wagged his tall as i£ he were going to spring upon her every instant. She managed to back through the door and close it. She says that she had never shot a gun in her life but she knew that her father always kept his shotgun loaded. Sho ran to the house and got the gun, and when she came back the cat had caught a pig and was dragging it across the floor of the barn. She put the gun through a crack of the building and aimed as best she could. Her aim proved to be good, for when the emoke cleared nway she saw the big animal lying on lib side, kicking and struggling In the throes of death. The little boy was still in the liay loft and she heard him cry: "You have killed him, sister; I can see him. You 'most blowed one side of his head oft." Her parents were only a few hundred yards away, and when they heard the report ot tho gun the old gentleman lashed his horses Into a. gallop and when he reached the front gate he was very much surprised io see his daughter with ii gun and heur the children say, "Sallie has killed a lion." He was still more surprised when he went to his barn and saw a monster leopard cat lying dead on the door. The cat is one of the largest ever killed in Texas. He measured eight feet four inches from the tip of his nose to the end oC his tail. The hide, when tanned, will make a magnificent robe, as It is MISS SALLIE STRONG, die finest kind of fur and covered wiih beautiful spots. There was a picnic in the neighborhood next day at which this young lady was crowned queen of the festivities, and the young men of the community presented Miss Sallie with a beautiful gold watch, on the case of which they Intend to put a suitable inscription commemorative of this brave little girl's combat' and triumph over a leopard cat. Tho candidate for congress, the Hon. Joo Bayers, made the presentation speech, and now nothing would be easier than for this pretty girl to find a husband. IlOW *U«- KlIIMT. Kittle—Harry won't lake "No" for ah answer. Tribena—How do you know? • Kittle—Because I shan't give it to him.—Tit-Bits, "Is your last, name Walker, Sammy?" "Naw, Walker was me name when I was horned an' they did'n' call me Sammy till four weeks later. Sammy's mo las' name, mum." Mr Baltour Is getting,the reputation of being, a .resUess cyclist mid .the London-traffic. Attention I most cordialfy invite the public, and especially the ladies, to call at my place of business and inspect the largest and best line of Kitchen •MbM~- Utensils ever shown in the city. Granite ware is a thing of the past compared with STRANSKY STEEL WARE, and the prices are far below that of Granite. A Guarantee of Five Years Given on Each Piece. H. J. CRISMOND, 312 Market Street. Going For A Lake Trip? You'll fully enjoy a.11 of Its d If you uikuoiioo: tno LAKE MICHIGAN AND LAKE SUPERIOR TRANSPORTATION GO'S ELEGANT STEAMSHIPS, Snillng « between Chicago and Madeline lilind lour times every week. Some think it's foolish; some think it's wUej Bui the smartest of men do advertise. A Solemn Fact! Tim new "Mtnlton" is n •laclclnac Island, etc. -- Write for our rfiad.iblc rending iniitt-er. froo, or ask your Ticiursfc apcnt. . 'Adflrusd Jos. Herob.iiolrn LAKE MICH. AND LAKI i SUPJEBIOBTIIANS.CO. Ru»hindN.W»terS!.. ChlC»ge A SHORT JOURNEY TO CALIFORNIA IN FIRST CLASS STYLE The Southern Pacific Co ••SUNSET LIMITED" TRAIN. Over the Sunset Route—New Orleani to Los Angeles and San Francisco. ,WM discontinued April ICth. The nperlor accommodations given tto |TMt number'of pitrons of the above train during the paat tourist season, warrants -tbo auuouncement of plans (•r nest season of finer service with tfjulpmeut superior to. anything yet k»own In transcontinental traffic. Look for early re-lnaoirnratlon of "•UNSET LIMITED" thll fall. For Home Seekers. The Southern Pacific Co. "Suniel loute" In connection with tho "Queen u d CreBcent Route" are running the only Une of through tourist Pullman •l«epers leaving Cincinnati...,.every Thursday evening for Los Angeles and IAD Francisco. These excursions ar* specially conducted, and the object Is to. enable thoiu who do not care to buy the first-clam round trip or one way tlcketa, to enjoy t comfortable ride with sleeping car plYtleges and no change of cars at the »«7 low second-class rate. " for further Information, addreu ^. i. CONNOR, Commercial Agt 8. P. §•„ Cincinnati, O. . TV. O. NEIMYEB, Q. W. Agt. 8. P. •t., Chicago, tit. •'.; §. F. MORSE, G. P. A T. Agt. 8. f go., Kew Orleans, L»v It is strange, but an indisputable fact, that some business men will sit around and complain about hard times when, if they would follow the example of successful competitors who regularly advertise, they could bring on an era of prosperity. The most successful men have demonstrated that liberal advertising does pay. Come and see us if you wish to make your business A Grand Success! Drawings of Vll Kinds Made by BYRON B. GORDON. Spry Draughtsman & Patent Attorney. Block U>ganspor|

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