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Of 90,000 Sees
'Contlmwd from pr.go one)
solutely unavoidable, and every poison
with a ticket found n seat There was
?fusion during this greatest of
nI! SP< ': ts than there is at an
ordinary Sunday ball game at the Polo
Ushers Work Skillfully
T,-? ' tide of tight fans, nerv
" ? d excitable with visions of crowd
complications that might leave them
standees on the outer edges of the
groat wooden how!, discovered that
Wter they penetrated the police lines.1
a quarter of a mile from the arena,!
the rest was easy. Every seat, I
except those that sold for $6,1
was numbered and reserved and every
fan. who had a ticket bearing i
a number corresponding to that
on his seat found thai everything went
smoothly. There were plenty of ushers !
and they knew their business.
After the knockout, when the ebb i
tide of humanity began to flow toward'
the exits, there was remarkably little
delay, considering that the number of|
persons inside the octagonal arena w?s
nearly equal to the population of the;
Cito of Senkers.
The Jersey City authorities had!
scores of streetcars readv for the de-;
parting crowd, and while the trip
to the tube terminals and the ferries
slow, due to the hundreds of auto-|
mobiles leaving the vicinity of the
bowl, it was not necessary to walk.'
; o extra boats operated by the!
isylvania Railroad Company were'
: in the river, and those who could |
.v their way into the Hudson'
S found plenty of accommodations
on the ferries.
The management of the fight made
? ? ?? when it postponed the
important of the preliminary en
between Renault, one of
! ining partners, and Billy
o, until after the championship
?'. Tins held a largo part of the
< the bowl and gave those who
'-'? ai . ki an early departure a
chi i rd waiting trolley cars.
A of this scheme the big
Crowd li ft ?'< rsey City ir. two sections.
Dempsey Hears Only Cheers
Carpentier and Dempsey
:?? ir appearance, the former en?
ter ena* from the south aisle j
and tho latter from the .east, it had
I -. reported that the champion was j
: be given a decidedly unpleasant re-!
ption by a larjje delegation of Ameri- j
( n 1 egion members who were at the i
This failed to develop, and i
:k strode down the pine trail!
to the scene of the battle the
cheers he received quite overwhelmed
any adverse sentiments that might
have be? n expn
From the moment the world's great?
est pugilistic figures entered the ring
the ured indifference of the
: ssipated like a summer
h west wind. The
fretted and began hurling
6: rearm.; toward the ring while the
.... . ,";??s, trainers, managers
r important personages went
ingly endless formalities.
Kamp3, eagle-eyed and high-strung,
uttere'd aboui the rin<r, babbling
Frei eh and gesticulating madly.
Hundreds of photographs were taken
and the niceties of the ring went mor?
on until the crowd rose up in its
? and shouted: "Let's go!"
When the rin:r was finally cleared of
?iocs and a few scores of
fistic li-!.-- who hoped to be intro?
duced by Joe Humphrey, the lonsion
si 1 until, when hostilities began,
the !?. : -li pressure excitement seemed
:..-'.v the throngs into silence.
Crowd Comes Early
Long before daylight the crowd began
to move down on Tex Rickard's mam?
moth pine bow!. In the center of which
tening a white square which
magnetised the attention of the
Bound with four strands of white
r-\;;> , its floor covered with white can
v ? .-?.'--???.?heel so tight that not a
\ :.:-. :le showed, the eighteen-foot battle
ground on which Dempsey and Car
er met stared up in pristine and
riding whiteness at tho leaden skies
rhead. To the birds perched along
? far-flung outer rim of the arena, on
?'. ? pin iks where the $5 seats were,
? ring looked like a tiny, sparkling
,. .'-or.il set in the center of an octagon
( f heaving humanity.
The dawn of the great day had not
un to opuiize Manhattan's gaunt
line when the first ripples of the
man tidal wave to come began to
at the police lines which Mayor
Hague of Jersey City had posted
around ::'na seven hours before
> luled for the opening of
Hardly Any Crushing
Tn justice to Mayor Hague and John
B itley, Commissioner of Public Safety
in Jersey City, it can be said here that
their system for controlling tho
crowds resulted in the smooth handling
of a situation unprecedented in the
: lorti g history oi" the country. There
i a little or tio eon;;!'.--.ion about the
y riou entrances, even when the drive
on the huge wooden bowl was at its
b< ight, and this was due undoubtedly
to the fact that i:i order to pass the
thin blue line of police surrounding
the place at a distance of a quarter of
? a mile every person was required to
how a ticket to the light or a yellow
police card issued especially for the
occasion by Commissioner Bentley,
This regulation kept the idly curious,
who weie far more numerous than the
?ctators, at a comfortable distance
m the arena. Outside the protect?
ing police lines there milled and
Swirled the most gigantic crowd this
city on the banks of the Hudson had
Through this surging outer rim,
made up largely of persons who had
no hope whatever of gaining admis?
sion to the charmed octagon, the
ticket holders had to battle their way.
As the pressure on the blue line in?
creased, which it did rapidly after 11
o'clock, it was necessary to reinforce
the protecting dikes in spots, and this
was done by calling on reserve battal?
ions of firemen. Once through the
police lines the holders of tickets had
practically no difficulty in passing the
turnstiles and finding their way to
their designated spot in the gigantic
yellow sea of seats.
Ushers Well Drilled
The ushers apparently had been
drilled well in their work, and in hand?
ling the ceaseless incoming streams of
(humanity there was a conspicuous ab?
sence of the wild confusion that had
been so widely predicted. At every
thirty feet in the aisles of the arena i
policem/n and firemen were stationed, ?
and those men appeared to know as
much about the seating arurngements
as the ushers themselves. The whole
preliminary business of getting the
army .seated was looked after in a way
that reflected a great deal of credit i
on Promoter Rickard, Mayor Hague,]
Commissioner Bentley and the various j
' heads of the Jersey City departments..
The metropolitan district of New
York probably will .never again wit- ;
ness a scene iiko that which was j
enacted in Jersey City during the six j
or seven hours thai preceded the first;
liminary to the Denrpsey-Carpentier
ttle. At 10 o'clock in the morning
streams from ferries, tubes, trains,
trolleys, automobiles and trucks, not
to mention a great army of pedestrians
v'no seemed to originate in some mys?
terious manner from. the red soil of
Jersey Itself, were flowing in unbroken
ling columns toward the white
? t in its field of pine. .From
?hat time un/| l? o'clock in the after
Protested by Deschamps
Little time was lost in discus?
sion after the principals entered
the ring. The weights announced
Dempsey, 188 pounds; Carpen?
tier, 172 pounds.
Eight-ounce gloves, as voqui red
by the New Jersey Boxing Com?
mission, were used.
The bandages wore merely
white cotton, both Dempsey and
Carpentier winding their own
after Manager Deschamps, for the
challenger, had protested against
those used by the title-holder.
The bell was tested and found
to be ringing true, this precau?
tion probably having been taken
with the Willard-Dempsey con?
test at Toledo in mind. That bell
was defective and almost caused
J a riot,
noon the tidal wave increased in vol?
ume and there was hardly a sign of
a break in the oncoming ranks twenty
minutes before Dempsey and Carpentier
entered the ring.
Those who gathered about the big '?
arena before dawn were folk with $5
to pay for a seat on the pine peaks
that formed the horizon for the bat?
tle scene. Admission to this altitu
dinous section was sold from trucks
stationed just outside the police lines, j
The tickets were placed on sale about '
the hour that Jersey City milkmen were
getting on the job, and when the gates
'.o the arena were opened at 8 o'clock
in the morning the skyline spectators
most of them armed with binoculars
and telescopes, which they needed,
swarmed in and began the climb to
the heights. By the time the holders
of the more expensive pasteboards ar?
rived there wasn't a $5 admission
to be had.
I?olicemen said that many women
had been wailing since before dawn to
purchase the cheapest admittance to
Outside the arena hundreds of hawk?
ers sold everything from chewing
gum to alleged binoculars and they did
a furious business in the latter at 10
and 2.r> cents each. The 25-cent type
was an enticing imitation of the kind
u.?cd in the navy, while the ones sold
for a dime were diminutive opera
According to the folk who invested
heavily in the glasses they made the
ring appear further away than ever.
At noon the ??10 seats just below the
fives had filled and the crowds began
swarming into the lower sections
where the price increased in $10 jumps
until the half century was reached.
There were spaces in the $T>0 rows
when Joe Humphreys announced the
tirst preliminaries soon after the
many factories surrounding "Boyle's
Boiling Acres" had blown the noon
The great river of fight fans flowing
! Jerseyward originated for tho most
; part in Manhattan, and only those who
; migrated from New York's shore be
? fore ten were able to make the west
! ward trip in anything like comfort.
; Although many extra ferryboats were
1 operated on the Hudson and trains
j were started out of the tube terminals
i at barely a minute's headway, both
] means of transportation were taxed to
| the limit. Tugs, lighters and all man
? ner of motorized river craft were
j thrown into service to carry the
; crowds from Manhattan to the Jersey
; side. Those who attempted to cross
i aboard ferries with automobiles found
j themselves in a helpless jam and many
; of them, when they found it was im
j possible to get over on the lines oper
: ating from lower Manhattan, made a
? frenzied dash to Fort Lee in hopes of
i crossing there. Conditions were little
better uptown for the motorists and
| many of them parked their cars on the
New York side and mingled with the
I throngs making their way to the arena
j on foot.
Even when the ringward rush was
i at its height the only congestion at
the turnstile was caused by the
extraordinary precautions taken to
guard against counterfeit tickets.
The crowd, once inside, was probably
the most orderly that ever attended a
great sporting event. After the fans
found their seats they sat down quietly
and good-naturedly waited for the ap?
pearance of the Champion and the
i When a band perched high up on the
western slope of the bowl struck up
i "Maggie Murphy's Home" the crowd
j sang, but the rough stuff flung down
I by prize fight gallery gods when they
are feeling fit was entirely absent. If
there was an unpleasant or offensive
I incident it missed the attention of the
When Joe Humphries, red of face
1 and perspiring, climbed into the spot
j less ring to introduce the principals
i in the first* preliminary', he received
j only a calm and casual greeting. There
j was a little clapping, a little cheering
I and few razzy remarks from the upper
I tiers, but that was all. Neither Hum?
phries nor the fighters a couple of
'lightweights appeared to mean any?
thing and the first bout was watched in
indifference. The fans appeared re?
lieved when it was over.
Hardly a round of applause greeted
the second preliminary, and the spec?
tators still seemed more interested in
the band than in what was going on in
j the ring.
| French Woman First
To Enter $5 Section
\ Waits All ?Sight to Get Ticket;
Handling of Crowds Marvel
of Efficiency Throughout Day
When the curtain of darkness lifted j
? itself from Boyle's Thirty Acres yester- j
| day morning an animated scene was !
? presented. Hundreds of mud-bespeckled
Dempsey Earns About
$487 for Each Second
How would you like to be paid
at the rate of about $487 a sec?
ond for hitching on a pair of
eight-ounce gloves and punching
a fellow creature into ten sec- !
onds of helplessness?
It was a bit mote than $487 for
each of 616 seconds of actual box?
ing that Jack Dempsey received
for knocking out Georges Car?
Figuring the fight went one
minute and sixteen seconds into
the fourth round, which, added
to the full 540 seconds of the ?
first three rounds, makes a total j
of 6L6 seconds, the champion
with his $.100,000 share of the j
gate money earned over $487
for each tick of the clock.
Of course Uncle Sam will de?
duct taxes, but Dempsey at this ;
rate of income easily can afford
to pay the state as well as the !
Federal take-out. I
men and boys, wjth an occasional WO
11,1 or girl intermingling, joined I
ienarnl march toward tho $f. and :
?aten. An over-increasing thron?
! new arrivals joined the "veteran's," a
. long beton- 7 o'clock the lines in fr<
O? the lower priced windows were bi
?ral blocks long, lt was at these w
! ctows and at fchea? gates that the r
human interest, was moat vividly n
Leading the vanguard of tired a
j weary before the $6 gato appeared
French woman. She was dressed (
I tireiy in black, carried n miniati
French fing nnd wore a photo butt
I of Carpentier on her cont. She ato
in line from midnight until 0:
I o'clock yesterday morning and for h
? patience she was the first person
| pass through the $:. gate. She \v
I closely followed by Charles Rosenblu
| n legless newsboy from MemphiB, Tor
Texan Springs Big Roll
Hosca Villa, who hailed from Ti
I juana, Mexico, provided much amus
I ment for fellow "mud-dodgers" in t
i $!> lino and incidently caused mu
I speculation. Villa, dressed in a typic
I wild Western outfit, reached henea
his vest nnd took out a roll of bil
| that caused "he ticket vender's eyes
bulge. Throwing down a $100 bill i
oilmlv waited for his change ai
The first bogus tickets to be pr
sented were handed in at the $26 ga
?by F. A. Haison, of Washingto
liaison was accompanied by A. C. M
Manus and David B. Taxier, alao <
Washington. The tickets, Unison toi
the police, had been obtained from
speculator in the Hotel Pennsylvan
earlier in the morning. The thrt
men were not held and purchased othi
tickets. A few moments later, John
Martin, of Boston, with a party coi
sisting of David Meade and Charle
Winters, also of Boston, presente
three more bogus tickets at the $!
gate. When the tickets were rufuse
Martin told the police that he, to
had purchased them from a speculate
at the Hotel Pennsylvania.
Shortly before 10 o'clock two nil
planes, flying very low, swept ov(
the arena. Police inspectors arme
with field glasses made attempts t
identify the machines. Mayor Hagu
; who issued an order Friday that n
airplanes fly over the arena' during th
fight or assembling of the crowd, ir
structed Police Inspector Leonard an
I Captain Prescott to make every e
fort to identify the machines an
| drivers. While Mayor Hague wa
j talking to the police officers a hue,
sea-plane swooped low over the aren:
I and maneuvered for several moment
I All three.machines appeared at di1
?feront times during the next lion
The machines, the police believoi
i were being operated by moving pic
i ture concerns. Arrests may follow, ac
i cording to Mayor Hague.
Patrolman Patrick Murphy made th
? first arrests of the day. His prisoner
j were Samuel Scott, nineteen years oh
i who gave 10522 Columbus Avenu?
Cleveland, as his home, and Georg
! Marks, who said he lived at 1643 Eas
.Seventy-third Street, Cleveland. Pa
I trolman Murphy said he found thei
; in the SI5 section without, ticket;
j The boys told Inspector Leonard the
] had made a wager that they would se
! the fight without spending a ceiv
j They were locked un on charges of dis
orderly conduct. They claimed to hav
?hidden beneath the $15 seats Frida
night. A half dozen other men wer
arrested for disorderly conduct in th
J course of the day.
Shortlv before noon a protest fron
I about thirty tuberculosis patients ii
the Jersev City Hospital, a half mil
I from the'arena, reached Tex Rickard
The hospital building, which is fivi
i stories high, is the only building fron
which the ring could be seen. Work
j men had placed a strip of canyai
along the ton of the arena on the sid<
nearest the hospital, thus obstructiiij
the view. Mr. Rickard had the canvai
i removed and the patients enjoyed tin
I fight with the aid of field glasses.
Crowd at Peak at Noon
At 12:30 o'clock the crowd reachec
I its peak. At that time approximately
'< forty persons a minute were passing
? through the $50 gate. In other words
i approximately $2,000 a minute was
' filtering through one gate alone, anc
[ other gates were bulging and groaning
in an effort to take care of the crowds
i At 2 o'clock the $5 setts were exhaust?
ed and hundreds of persons holding
pasteboards for those scats were tern
1 porarily held up at the gate. Many oi
the latter ticket holders finally were
admitted to the $10 section, which had
not filled so rapidly.
Two hours before the sound of the
gong such pnrt of Boyle's Thirty Acres
! as was not covered with the arena was
! a swirling, shouting mass of humanity
I and every available policeman was in
action. 'Many in the thousands at
! tempted to push as near the arena aa
I possible, so as to keep in touch with
the progress of the light by the shouts
of the more fortunate inside. At one
I time the emergency hospital was
: threatened with destruction, so great
was the crush. Motorcycle policemen
assisted mounted men in pushing the
crowd back toward Montgomery Ave?
Other sides of the arena were sim?
ilarly attacked and it was with much
difficulty that the police managed to
! clear the lanes, which were pressed
into service a few moments later when
the huge arena began to empty.
Arena Skillfully Emptied
The emptying of the arena, accord?
ing to the police, was nothing short
of a marvel. The fight, which ended
at approximately 3:30 o'clock, was the
signal, although thousands waited in
an effort to catch another glimpse of
the principals. At 5:30 o'clock the
last person left the huge bowl and
within ten minutes carpenters were
busy knocking down certain sections.
A huge crowd congregated near the
exit gate, where an automobile waited
for the champion.
The task of transporting the huge
crowd buck to Manhattan was started
within a few moments after the end
of the fight. The crowd, which took
more than twelve hours in collecting,
was dispersed in less than five, so
rapidly did the police handle the traffic.
As far as could be ascertained last
night not a single person suffered in?
jury during the final transportation.
About forty persons were treated
during the day at the emergency hos?
pital just outside the arena, but these
cases were of a minor nature, the most
serious being a lacerated knee.
Soldier Walks on Chair
Tops to Hail Dempsey
RINGSIDE, JERSEY CITY, N J
July 2.?A soldier of the 1st Division"
his cap cocked on one side of his head'
let out a great whoop when the knock?
out came. From his seat in the last
row of five-fiftys he started walking
along the chair tops to the ring
"Gangway for a General,"' he
shouted and the crowd let him pass
Arrived at the ring he shook Demp?
sey s hand. "Attaboy, Jack, you're a
real champion, all right We're proud
The champion's lips curled into a
smile as he acknowledged the greet
Dempsey in T<wn; Mi?7 Jocelyn
Denies Rumored Engagement
Jack Dempsey arrived at the Hotel
Belmont shortly after 9 o'clock last
night, and after dining in his suite left
the hotel by taxi for a destination he
declined to reveal. Only a few persons '
tho?iobbv as he passed throueh
Staying at the Belmont is Miss
Sylvia Jocelyn, a motion picture actress
of Los Angeles, who, it has been ru?
mored, is engaged to Dempsey. She de?
nied this with some emphasis, how?
ever, when asked about it last night :
but admitted that she was acquainted
with tho champion nnd had been in I
the arena in the afternoon.
Seen ai the Ringside on
One of Boyle's 30 Acres
By Fred Hawthorne
RINGSIDE, JERSEY CITY, July 2.
Things we recognized
The jane attending her first fight
by the way she ciutched her escort's
arm nervously every time a mean punch
was swung and felt of her marcel wave.
The man from Pittsburgh by his
The goofs from Cuba, Franco, Eng?
land, Spain and otlwr "lands of the
spree" by the way they ducked their
I heads under their Beats at frequent
intervals and emitted gurgling sounds,
using bottles us flutes.
The lady who is an habitual attend?
ant at these gloves soirees?by the
"I-don't-care" expression on her face.
That Harry Stevens would welcome
a ''battle of the century" every day
by the prices he ''barged and got for
bis ginger pop and hot -iogs.
That wc were about to make our
d?but in the movies because the cam?
eras wore, parked directly in front of
That wc were out. of luck by the
beam and avoirdupois of the guy sit?
ting directly m our line of vision.
That the man sitting "next to us was
Amon G. Carter, of Texas because he
told us so. .
All hands inhaled easier at 11:30
o'clock when word was passed around
the arena that the big fight would go
on no matter what happened to any?
body- except Georires and Jack.
Joe Humphreys made use of a new?
fangled phonograph contraption yclept
the "magnavox" in announcing the
second bout. When Joe first saw the
name of the canned talker on the sur?
rounding horn he thought it was the
name of a new soft drink.
Joe's own dulcet tones were far more ?
effective than old "magnavox." When
a voice called from the $4G section, I
"Use your own, Joe," the silver-toned
ring orator wanted to chuck the works
???id play hi.-; next tune on his own
pipes, but he was dissuaded.
James J. Corbett, the old "Gentle?
man Jim" of the days of Sullivan, Fitz
simmona and Sharkey and the rest,
occupied a working press seat in
front of a finger-flivver. Jim did not
sit in the driver's seat but dictated his
directions to a "stenographic chauf?
feur." Jim was easily getting two
columns to each gallon of gas.
Just before- the third preliminary
Joe Humphreys announced, "His
Honor, Governor Edwards, enters the
?arena." Joe yelled frantically to the
jazz band to play "Hail to the Chief,"
but the liest he could get was "My
David Belasco and Kid McCoy
entered simultaneously as the band
?"'ruck up a snappy air, with jazz trim?
mings on the Bide. Mr. Helasen sat
himself down between two gorgeous
sets of feminine Bcenery, while the Kid
parked next to King Lardner, poet,
laureate of Croat Neck. David was
wearing more hair on his hend than
McCoy, even though it was white.
Along about 2 o'clock the sun began
to break through the haze above. Per?
sons all around us began to disrobe to
such an alarming extent that we won?
dered if the fat, man three seats away
would eventually be reduced to ath?
letic underwear or one of those non
skid union suits if the sun got real
bright and perky. The ladies and
there were many of them all through
the vast crowd-behaved very "hard
boiled" in this feapect, most of them
not even removing their hats.
The heat of the sun turned the haze
into steam, and inside of fifteen min?
utes wo all felt as though we had
entered the steam room of a Turkish
bath. All the trimmings wen.? there
except the glass of ice water.
An hour before the "Battle of the
Ajees" began there did not seem to be
a round dozen vacant seats in the im?
mense arena. It was a wonderfully
well-handled crowd and everybody ap?
peared eager to "yes" Mayor Frank
Hague's Jersey "bulls." One or two
hardy souls, of course, just had to say
"no," bul. they were introduced to tho
air immediately and had all the rest
of the day to themselves.
* * m
"Kid" McCoy kept yelling to Gene
Tunney during the latter's bout with
"Soldier" Burns: "Don't scatter 'em,
Gene, don't scatter 'em," as Tunney
missed the mark many times with his
Dan Sullivan, who was re force i net
this bout, leaned over the rope:; be?
tween the fourth and fifth rounds,
spied Al Jolson, the comedian, at the
ringside and yelled: "Oh, Al, Gov?
ernor Edwards wants to see you at the
Union League Club after the bout!"
Al snook his head: "Can't do it,
Dan. I might Tor Harding, but not for
Just a few minutes before the ring
was cleared for tho start for the tight
two aeroplanes came soaring over the
arena, one of them so low that a movie
photographer could be seen grinding
out his film. The hum of the motor
instantly attracted Georges's attention
and he turned half around in his chair
and gazed aloft, apparently oblivious
to his mundane surroundings. The
sight of the plane and the whirr of the
propeller must have recalled the bat?
tlefields of France to Carpentier. To
Dempsey it was just an neroplane.
There never was a picture of greater
confidence or was it perfect control
of nerves? than Carpentier displayed
as lie sat in his corner while the usual
announcements and introductions were
going on. Both men taped their own
bands, and Georges "rolled bis own"
with the utmost, nonchalance. For all
the nervousness he showed he might
have been an elderly spinster knitting
a pair of mittens on the veranda
of a Bummer hotel. He never even
"droppod a stitch.
In his dressing room after the fight
Carpentier was rubbed down by Gus
Wilson, his faithful trainer, the gash
on bis left cluek was repaired and his
nose, that had been split, across the
bridge by one of Dempsey's crashing
blows, was restored almost to normal.
Only a slight swelling there and over
his left eyebrow and his broken right
thumb were tell-tale evidences of
After Carpentier and his party left
the arena and started back for New
York in a fast automobile, they were
forced to halt, for? a few minutes at
Montgomery and Jersey avenues in
Jersey City. Thousands of those who
bad witnessed the Frenchman's gallant
losing fight and other thousands re?
turning to their homes from their work J
in Manhattan recognized Georges.
Instantly the car was surrounded
and men and women struggled with one
another in an effort to climb up on the
running board and shake the hand of
the vanquished fighter. For fully five
minutes the mounted police were unable
to clear a way through the crowd to
rescue Carpentier. Shouts, shrieks and
continued bursts of wild cheering i
greeted Georges as he started off again.
It was a remarkable tribute to a beaten
? ? *
The early arrivals were T<ept in good !
spirits by the Basile Brass Hand, of I
the Newark Velodrome. But the band I
itself was in none too good spirits, for
it was forced to do a marathon from
spot to remoter spot between blaring
tunes as the clans collected.
Speeds From Ship to Fight}
Two newspaper correspondents, one
from Australia and the other from |
Lyons, France, arrived here yesterday ?
forenoon on the French liner La Lor?
raine on their way to cover the big
fight in Jersey City.
Andr? Fanger, who represented the
Echo of Lyons, had a ringside seat in
his hand and begged the customs of?
ficials to hasten the examination of his
small amount of baggage. This was
done and F?nger rushed from the pier
to the first taxicab, with instructions
to get him to the fight at the highest
speed and for the driver to name his
own price. F?nger probably got to the
ringside about noon.
The other writer who had a ticket
delivered to him on his arrival was
Alfred Rothmail, an American, who
had just completed a trip from the j
Antipodes, and was assigned to send
his story of the fight for an Austra- ?
lian news syndicate.
! Assault Warrant
Refused at Arena
Co ? n s e 1 for Reformers
Makes Application to Po?
lice for Arrest After Bat?
tle; Try Again Monday
An effort to procure a warrant for
I the arrest of Jack Dempsey on a
i charge of assault and battery was
I made yesterday afternoon by Hubert
Clark Gilson, counsel for the Interna
i tional Reform Bureau. The request,
1 which was made within thirty minutes
j after Dempsey's victory, was refused
: by Police Lieutenant Gus Martin, in
charge of the temporary police station
beneath the fight arena.
Gilson, who occupied a $50 ringside
seat, accompanied by several members
of the clergy, who he declared al?o
witnessed the fight, after being re?
fused a warrant for the champion
insisted that a record of the request
be made upon the police blotter. After
a record had been jotted down by
Lieutenant Martin, Gilson announced
bis intention of making a formal ap?
plication to a magistrate's court Mon?
As Gilson left the police station he
was surrounded by reporters.
"Did you see the knock-out?" was
asked of him.
"I did," he replied.
"Where were you sitting?"
"In a $50 seat," he answered.
"Did you pay for the seat?" he was
"Yes, but. I will receive my money
back from the Reform Bureau."
"Were any other members of the
Reform Bureau at the fight?" he was
"Yes; they sat with me in the $50
"Was Mr. Crafts, the president of
your organization, at the fight?" was
the next question.
"I think so, although I am not sure,"
"Why do you think Dempsey should
"Well, he is guilty of a crime in as?
saulting another man, and a warrant
charging him with assault and battery
should be issued," he replied as a part?
Refuses to See Match
PHILADELPHIA, June 2.? Governor
Sproul of Pennsylvania declined to at?
tend the big fi^ht at the invitation of
Governor Edwards of New Jersey, be?
cause, he said, "I do not believe the
people of Pennsylvania would like to
see their Executive at the contest.
"I never saw a prize fight in my
life," Governor Sproul added. "I do
not know the technique of boxing and
therefore would not be interested. 1
know the people of Pennsylvania would
f not want to s^e their Governor at the
! ringside of this contest."
Governor Sproul is a memher f th>j
i Society of Friends.
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