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MAY I NOT
* * * .suggest that the Prince of
Wales arrange the terms between
Messrs. Dempsey and Becket.
The Gotch-Hnckensclhmidt Battle.
Now that eight years have passed.
the second Gotch-Hackenschmidt
meet may be dispassionately discus
sed and reviewed. Some writers
have cast suspicion on the integrity
of this match, alleging that the pub
lic was victimized. This is an er
roneous opinion and a manifest in
justice to the winner.
The real fact is that Hacken
schmidt was defeated before he went
on the mat. He feared Gotch and
his toe hold, but he did his best, and
the better man triumphed.
Hackenschmidt and his trainers
contended he was handicapped by
strained tnudons in one of his knees.
This Gotch has repeatedly scouted,
contending it was in the heart that
his famous foe was injured. There
was no hippodroming in this match.
Gotch asserts. He went to the match
with the Russian with the intention
of taking no chances and of crushing
his opponent in as decisive a manner
The story of the battle. which oc
curred Sept. 4, 1911, at Comiskey's
new baseball park in Chicago, is one
of the triumph of speed over slow
ness, of courage over fear. of brain
over mere strength. From the time
the gladiators took the referee hold
at the call of time until Hacken
schmidt wailed for mercy at the fin
ish, the superiority of Gotch was
At the start the wrestlers bulled it
about the mat for five minutes, stab
bing for holds, with the American on
the aggressive. Suddenly, Gotch
caught Hack by the neck, pulled him
forward, and tried for a leg hold.
but Hackenschmidt dodged away.'
They tugged and pulled and shoved,
each missing attempts to gain leg
Gotch, after 12 minutes of rough
work, made a lightning shift, sprang
forward, secured a leg hold and
hurled Hackenschmidt to the canvas.
Gotch tried for the toe hold, and
Hackenschmidt, scenting danger,
crawled about the mat to elude the
much-feared grip. Hackenschmidt.
in a desperate mixup near the ropes,
came to his feet, but Gotch again put
him down. Hack came to a sitting!
posture, broke a waist hold and
again was free. Hackenschmidt at
this point showed to the best ad
vantage in the match. He bored in,
secured a waist hold and put Gotch
down, but the American easily broke I
away again and again burled Hack
to the mat. Gotch caught Hack off
his guard, lifted his near leg, grape-s
vined the far leg in a crotch, apply
ing reversed the grip into a crotch,
applying a half-nelson, and 1-Tacken
schmidt fell back in defeat in 14:18.
At the start of the second bout
there was some preliminary feinting
and stabbing, then a shuffle, a mo
ment of suspense and Hack went
sprawling to the mat. In a flash
Gotch had one of his opponent's legs
imprisoned for his famous toe hold.
Hack begged Gotch for mercy, but
the world's champion insisted on a
fall. Gotch pressed his free arm
against Hack's chest and pulled his
foot back. Hack grabbed the ropes.'
but was forced to let go. It was the
despairing effort of a defeated vet
eran of the mat, and Hackenschmidt
sank back for the bitterest defeat of
his career in 5:38.
THE CLASS IN SPORTOGRAPHY.
Providence was the first team to
win a world's championship, defeat
ing the Mlits, of New York, for that
title when Providence was a member
of the National league and the Mlits
champion of the old American asso
ciation in 1884.
Tomorrow will be the 25th anni
versary of the first Jack Dempsey's
battle with whom?
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Iy D)ON E. ('HAMBERLAIN,
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London. 1By Mail). -- George.
Carpentier, the French heavyweigh
chiampion and world's championshi!
aspirant, has got to hurry up if h'
wants to beat Jack Dempsey, thl
Amnerica, or else he will find himsel
in the discard.
'This was told the United Press to
(lay by Carpentier's latest victim
Dick Smith, former light heavy
weight champion of CGreat Britain
Smith was knocked our by th
Frenchman in the eighth round i
their recent fight at Paris, but de
spite this, the Britisher says Cal
pentier is "slipping" and that if h
doesn't hurry up he will be a "hat
"Carpentier has one punch--a,
uppercut. But I don't think it i
anything to get scared about. I fel
it several times and honestly belier
that. if he hadn't fouled me twic
below the belt in the seventh roun(
I would have beaten him," sai
"He has slowed up considerabl
on his footwork but is still able t<
flash his hands. But up to the tine
lie knocked me out his punche
didn't have any great force. I be
lieve Joe Beckett. the British heavy
weight champion, will stand up t
him for 20 rounds. At the sam
time I think Carpentier will sta:
the limit and get the decision. Hi
boxing ability will win for him
However, it is an even money be
as to who will win. Beckett ca
knock him out, but whether h
would is guess work. Beckett is
very dangerous man. I heat hit
once and think I can :elpeat.
"In my fight with Carpentier
nearly won twice with a one-tw
LEONARD GETS DECISION.
Philadelphia, Sept. 5.--Benn
Leonard, world's lightweight chain
pion, won a newspaper decision ove
Soldier Bartlied in a six-round boy
at the Philadelphia National leagu
baseball park last nigh;.
STANDING OF THE CLUBS
Won. Lost. Pet
Cincinnati ................84 37 .69
New York ................ 74 42 .63
Chicago ....................6 54 .53;
Brooklyn ..................57 6L .48
Pittsburgh ..............48 59 .44'
Boston ....................47 66 .4 I
St. Louis ................42 73 .26
Philadelphia ............41 74 .35
W'on. Lost. Pct
Chicago .................... 77 43 .64
C(leveland .............. 70 4i9 .5
DeI) troit .................... 69 50, .5
New York ................65 51 .56
St. Louis ..................62 58 .51
Boston ....................55 6i2 .47
Washington ............46 76 .37
Philadelphia ........... 87 .2~ :
Won. Lost. Pet
St. Paul ....................7 7 48 .6J1
Louisville ................72 56 .56:
Kansas City ............67 .55
Indianapolis ............ 69 56 .55
Columnbs . ..........62 62 .50
Minneapolis . ....... 68 .16
Toledo ............ .... . 4S 76 .38
Milwaukee ..............47 .1
COAST JEA\(:U E.
Won. Lost. Pct
Salt Lake ................ 77 5 .60:
Vernon ....................8 6 .5
Los Angeles ............81 60 .5S
San Francisco ........72 74 .49
Sacramento ............GS 72 .45
Oakland .................. 65 S .4I .1
Portland ..............i;t , 8,2 .42"
Seattle ....................57 84 .40,
Brooklyn 1, New York 5.
Chicago 3, Pittsburgh 4.
Philadelphia 1, Boston 4.
Washington 8-3, Philadelphia 2-6
St. Louis 0, Detroit 2.
No other games.
Minneapolis 1, Loui\sville 2 (11
Kansas City 8, Indianapolis G.
Milwaukee 5. Toledo 1.
St. Paul at Columbus postponedtl
C(OAST I,l.\A(GI' E.
San Francisco 2, V'ernon 7.
Seattle 5-6, Oakland :-3.
Los Angeles 3, Salt Lake 5.
Portland 4, Sacramento 8.
The Question of Malta.
A question thundered through the
American senate the other day as
the serious Shantung problem got
the floor: "Did England ever re
turn Malta?" It is the anniversary
today of the capitulation of the for
tress of Malta in the Mediterranean,
Sept. 5, 1'00. For 119 years it has
remained in the hands of the Eng
lish, who, by the way, promised to
give it back to France. From Syra
cuse to Malta is only 82 nautical
miles. The Maltese Islands are mid
way between Gibraltar and the Suez
canal England's road to India. The
capital of Malta is Vallette. It has
an enchanting climate, and a pic
turesque population. Will Malta
wheel into the grand circle, and
raise the question of self-determina
tion." And what would become of
Malta should she do so. But-the
sole glory in life is to him who
Today We Celebrate
First Play Performed in America.
The first play performed in Ameri
'a, by a company of comedians, was
tt Williamnsburg, then the capital of
Tirginia, on Sept. 5. 1752. The
,iece was the "Merchant of Venice."
the afterpiece was "'Lethe." written
ty the celebrated David Garrick.
;hakeslpeare had the first place as
he dralatist of the w'estern hemi
Undoubtedly, the "Merchant of
ienice," the imnmortal story of Shy
ock's sorrows, of the historic
,\ariice, and the parentsa love; a pic
ure of Venetian life as its meridian.
nd of womanhood at the apex of her
tower as strategist, reconciler and
evoted love--in the character of
'olrtia----was drawn fromt an ancient
:allad which is reprinted in Percy's
I elitlues." But--intj the antique
oould Shakespeare poured the fire
f his genius. The old Greek argu
nlent stands good here: Not what
oul get, but what will you do with it!
Everiy actor of 'renownt has aitmed
o interlprete Shylock the Jew, not
,nly according to thile text-as he
ees it-- but according to the pitiless
ecords of history. Eery actor of
enown has considere:l Sltylock as
he iiiplacable, the wronged, the
lmjestic Semite of the Arab tang of
:ignity. The writer considers thati
rtvinlg Sir Henry Irving I came near
st to perfect interpretation of Shy
ack the representative in person of
he great Semite race, of the match
ess Arab dignity, of the historic
'rongs heaped upon tile head of the
ewi, and of the explo i\ve force of
hie ancient Saracen. Irving's en
rance (Shylock) inmmediately en
stled sympathy, not to say admiral
ion, in the gentle dignity of Shy
z:ck's hearing which covered a sup
'ressed flurnace of wr'ongs, andt the
ge-old parent all love in the Semitic
ace, and the sudden flashes of im
.erious scorn, Biblical in Iheir rage.
Never to be forgotten were two
,its of by-play, called "business" by
he profession, which Irving intro
.uced. One occurred in Act II.
there Shylock informs his daughter.
essica, that lie is "bid forth to
upper with Bassanio," and he tells
,er to "look to the houte," "to lock
he doors"----oand he fares forth. It
J the night on which Jessica had
letermined to elope, to leave her
ather's house, and with his in
stimably prized jewels . of family
lemories. In the moonlight of
'enice, as Shylock closes the door
f his house and comes: forth into
he street, holding a lantern in his
and, he turned and held his lantern
sigh-highl. its light ::weeping the
aindows, the doors, the porch. Its
ight flicker upon the windows. The
.ction is as of one who suspects that
omnething is wrong for which he
an in no way account. He retraces
,is steps, after lie has gone down
he street, and again plays the Inn
ern upon the silent (\welling. A
low trembling gains upon his hand.
le stands irresolute; thinking,
hinking. The suspense hotls the
:ouse for mnore than one miinute.
)ne feels like leaping upl to the
tage, and imploring Shylock to re
urn quickly to the house. At last
io exits, but his hadt nosnt upon the
;round, but his step is firm as did it
ay, "I can trust my child." Alth,
'The second woinile fil bit of
business" that Irving introduced, a
ieart-cracking thing, was in Act
V., the courtrooml scene. Shiyloc.l
las tbeen inlfortllled of the terrible
;umming up of the Cpirt. Not only
ire all his goods confiscated, and
riven to tile estate of Venice, but
Shylock mnust become a Christian!
'he broken Jew just. manages to gel
iut the words of the text "I pray
ouil leave to go fronl hence. I mill
lot well," .\\' wh a staggering ecno
ion threatenlls to suffocate hinti
rving gave the old bowed usuicre'r a.
hoking for breath, illt with hil
land pressing uponi Iheart ---his hearl
--where the great pain was. At
ltylock reaches the door' of the
•ourtroomi he stands with one haind
:poin that door. Will lie plead wilt.i
he judge. The supremle Illmoment is
tere. For three minutes by tihe
watch Shylock's silent agony held
he house. His hand outstretched
apon the door expressed the wllole'
gamut of indignant protest by the,
,enite of the opplression of the ages.
Tile face of broken-hearted pIrren
tago, ill which mingled in some al
iost stuplerhtuman way the sly re
.engei----if revenge he only couldt
!la e----.lnd can not--hid an extra
jrdinary effect upon the house. As
Shylock exits-- tlte forever-broken
ttan. not only lere wonlen's eyes
nmoist in the house, but brave men
lew their nioses and wiulnred haird.
Let woulan stitudy the dipilomacy
of Portia. The only wIay woman
learn life-lessons fromi Portia's dte
voted love. buit thie imental gifts that
knoew how to seize the plsychological
1 loiientt forils a picture that womnin
wouild do well to stuldy. It is a pie
tuel' that cecin til Iellaster-gotllil s -
Stlakespoure, selhhm quailallei tnt
The iqueslion Ihas been asked. "of
\hiat ulse wei'e the fools in the great
tragedies andl comedies of Shalte
-peare. Slhakespear's "''Fools"'' were
Ithe wisest of men. And niotice tllat
ever before the sulpreille thotr bursts,
a playful bit of colcedy pIreceeds it.
It would seemn to be a rule of life.
) Who couild bear the stormi if it were
not for the remnembrance of the
June before it broke. \\Who could
Sbear the storim if it were not ill tihe
hope that again a June will blossomi
after the rain. The fools of Shake
speare were the wisest of mien.
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j The Rival Conscription Bills
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as (By Charles T. Hallinan, Secretary American Union Against Militar
f Westoory Building, Washington, D. C.)
Don't foregt that there are two
Conscription bills now jockeying for
favorable action from congress.
One is the Chamberlnin-Kahn
bill, drafted by the amateur jingoes
who belong to the Military Training
Camp association and who have
modestly introduced hills in congress
Voting commissions and congression
al medals to themselves for their
patriotic service "in the enforcement
of the draft act." No. I asm not joki
ing. That's the kind they are. as
you will see by sending for house
joint resolution No. 19.
Their bill, which hears the euphon
jous title of the national service act,
is the one that was lamnbasted to
teath by the National Guard associ
ation a fortnight ago. U'iler its
terms every boy of 18 would have
six months compulsory training in
either the army or navy. But tlhat is
tot all. There is a little clauise in
there giving the army or the navy
the power to reach into the training
canps and "select" enoulghl boys-
dividing them up impartially between
the various states-to bring their
own numbers up to the strength
voted by congress. 'Those lads.
chosen by lottery, would he "stiuck"
for seven years' service in the army.
ot navy, like allny enlistred mantl.
This point should be no surprise
to anyone. It merely hears out the
contention which one hears on every
side in sophisticated army circles in
Washington, that the real purpose of
any conscription system is to "feed"
the army with volunteers, or if not
volunteers, then conscripts.
The other conscription bill was
drafted by the general staff und hears
the endorsement of that reeoronnt lih..
ic L iir WUUL-5s ntj[L 0 Eflt recreant a- I would holt any disparaging iremlarks - -- ----- Phone 2 104 E. nd t.
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r Silver Bow Trades and Labor Council
At the regular meeting of the Silver Bow Trades and Labor assembly last night the
following communlication was endorsed:
Butte, August 4, 1919.
To All Affiliated Unions: .i g . ri
' The Silver Bow Trades and Labor council, realizing the magnificent fight being waged
by lhe Butte Daily Bullctin, which is the official organ of this body, for its existence,
Is against the combined opposition of big corporations and profiteering business men, and
ilhoroughly understanding that this paper is positively the only medium of publicity through
which labor unions are at liberty to express their side of any controversy that may arise
with the employing interests of this community, earnestly hopes that the paper may secure
the support which it so richly deserves.
That the persons in charge of this publication may be free to devote their entire time
and energies to the interests of the workers, instead of a greater or less portion of it in
securing funds to meet current expenses, is a very important thing, and with this idea
in view this council recommends to all affiliated unions and union men in general who
have the welfare of the labor movement at heart:
First, that all unions who feel so inclined agree to donate a stated sum per month,
no matter how small, and at once inform the Bulletin management of the action taken.
Second, that members of locals, individually, do likewise, if the organization to which
they belong does not feel that it cares to act in the matter.
One affiliated union has already agreed to pay $30 per month to the Bulletin, and, as
the deficit will not exceed $2,500 per month, there should be absolutely no reason why
the working men and women of Montana, after having. established a daily in this city,
should be deprived of the privilege of having an organ which can and will refute any un
just statement, made by the corporation papers concerning them.
ii If 10,000 workers in this great state would assess themselves but 25 cents each, per
month, we would have a daily that the exploiting interests well might fear, and, as it is,
SButte is a cleaner city than for years. a fl tl. . i.|iý;E
The Bulletin started the fight against the profiteers.
The Bulletin exposed crooked election methods.
The Bulletin was the direct cause of the public market.
The Bulletin made it possible to buy produce direct from farmers.
The Bulletin exposed and secured the conviction of a crooked chief of detectives, when
the corporation papers laughed at its efforts.
The Bulletin is fighting at all times the battle of the workers, and if its management is
willing to remain true to the cause of labor and suffer imprisonment aid other forms of
persecution that the paper may perform the mission for which it was intended, the least
the laboring people of Montana can do is to furnish the sinews of war, which will be a
very small amlount per capita when apportioned among the many.
The council suggests that you decide upon an amount that will in no way distress either
an individual or an organization, and then send in that sum promptly on the date agreed
In this way the question will be solved easily and as time rolls along we will more and
more understand that "the pen is mightier than the sword."
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for the purpose of in any way assisting the future prosperity of the said Bulletin.
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(Seal.) JOHN GREEN, Secretary.
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or a standing army of 576,000 men
our present law provides for 175,
00-). backed by a huge conscript re
erve of 1,250,000 boys in training
r just out of training. Running this
reat machine will be a huge caste of
fficers headed by six lieutenant gen
rals, 32 major generals, and SS
Fancy the commotion this aggre
ation of geenrals will make in the
and. Fancy their speeches before
totary clubs and chambers of com
merce, -" the grave slobber of a caste
o fat with salaries and perquisities
o wedded to reaction, that beforF
ang their prestige and utterance!
rould make us the most detested
ation on earth.
Both bills quietly enact into our
ertmanent law the draft acts. Don't
orget that point. It is embarrassing
0 public officials who have plulnged
r dragged the country into war to
ave to pass, ill addition, a law con
cripting the citizens to fight. Poli
icians, even presidents, find that a
olitical hardship, and these two bills
im to spare the politicians of the
uture anly such enmbarrassmlent.
loth provide that when there is a
eclaration of war the draft acts go
utotmatically into effect. All the
eneral staff has to do is to grab the
8-year-old boys who are then being
rained (estimates range from 600,
00 to 1,250,000) and then quietly
nd soberly draw into machine the
ubesequent "classes." Furthermore,
t seems fairly certain, in view of the
irecedents established in our recent
var for democracy, that in case of
tnother war--say an invasion of
.exico-the panic-stricken courts
vould hold any disparaging remarks
Now, can you either publish in
pamphlet form, or get published in
pamphlet form "The Reconquest of
America"? The state and the United
States ought to be thoroughly sali
vated with a pamphlet, "The Re
conquest of America." It would put
the gray matter in the cupolas at
work. I have had several cold stor
age plants read it and it warms them
up. Fraternally, A. I). P.
Whitefish, Mont., July 30, '19.
Butte Daily Bulletin,
Dear Sirs: Enclosed hcrewitl.
please find check for ($5.00) five
dollars, of which ($2.25) two dol
lars and twenty-five cents may apply
on a renewal of my subscription for
three months, and the remaining two
dollars and seventy-rive cents may
draft act," and, by that token, sedi
Can these bills pass?
Not if the country realizes their
contents. But an enormous drive
is going to be made. General Persh
ing's triumphal tour of the country
vill be part of it. So will the No
vember convention of the American
Legion when the reactionaries now in
control of that organization of con
rervative soldiers will try to jam
through a resolution in favor of uni
versal training or, failing that, pre
vent the radicals, headed by Col.
Bennett Clark, son of Speaker .Clark,
from passing a resolution against it.
But there are many handicaps.
Some of the republicans are getting
worried over the issue. I understand
there was some mighty plain talk at
the republican house caucus the
)ther night from members who don't
relish the activities of Kahn and
Wadsworth. They don't want to
ieopardize a republican victory in
1920 by converting the country into
in armed camp at the cost, as esti
Inated by General March, of $900,
100,000 a year.
B.ut the real fight is one of edu
cation. If the American Union
Against Militarism can get the funds
for reprinting and redistributing
these damnable bills on anything
like an adequate scale, those bills
.and all like them-i are as good as
Canton, O., Sept 5.--Justice
William R. Day of the United States
supreme court here lenied a writ
asking for a stay of exc:ution in the
case of the state of Ohio against the
Columbus Packing company in which
75 tons of pork, said to have been
held in violation of the law, was
seized by the prosecuting attorney of
Franklin county. It is :aid the pork
will be placed on the market and
sold at once.
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