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I Vol. XIjVI. No. 35 (5. Salt Lake City, Utah, "Wednesday Mokxeng-, April 6, 1904. 12 phges.five Oeots. H
I THIS PROPHET PREDICTS
Crank Announces Revela
tions From God Assur
ing Universal War.
JYIthln Twtlve Months All Eu
rope. Will Be Fighting, and
United States, Too.
Instead of a. Millennium There Will
Be Weopinp, Wailing- and
Gnashing- of Teeth.
I "Special to The Tribune,
i T ORTC, Pa., April 5. Leo Spangler,
W a prosperous grocer of this city,
j who styles himself "The Iast
Prophet," and who for twelvo
years has been predicting- the end of the
world In 1D0S, announces rocent revela
tions from God on the war in the East.
"I predicted tho war between Russia
end Japan as early an last autumn,
when I also prophesied the Illness and
jflH subsequent death of Mark Hanna. Both
ffjBV these events were revealed to me In
tc? visions. The Eastern war Is but tho
ff&fl feoble beginning of tlie terrible and
paTB widespread, wars that are to precede
eaim the destruction of the world and the
eTlfl coming of Christ.
nl?WI "Inside of twelve months all Europe
f$W -will be at war and the United States
yrHf will be Involved. Terrible raco wars
fjjll "will be wueed in our own country and
trMVl i in other nnrLs of tho world. Soaln Is
thlfll tl10 country that unchained the war
fll demon the country that applied the
nfHI match to tho fuse.
"President Roosevelt will be re-elcct-HMl
ed. His administration will be tho
strongest that has ever fallen to the
lot of any of the men who have occu-
pied the White House. The Chlcugo
Mil theater lire and the recent mine horror
HMW In Allegheny county are insignificant to
SBWI some of the terrible disasters that are
)L to follow as potent evidence of God's
power and his just wrath over the dlre
ffjjty v ful wickedness of the world.
.Jmt y- '"There will be no millennium, but ln-
TJm ' ' tte.id or a reign of peace there will be
lHfe -nailing and gnashing of teeth. There
jjhK. ' was no millennium preceding the Hood.
I Conditions then were Just as they are
flH now. The world was lllled with non
believers und scoffers. There is noth
heWAV lng In ths Scriptures portending an
a'uB era of peace before the destruction if
JSM i they are rightly Interpreted."
JHMk Spangler claims to have frequent di
AWfl vine visions In which he sees tho
things he predicts set forth. While tho
fH war In South Africa was in progress,
icH Spangler wrote a letter to Queen Vic
tjH toria predicting her death. He also pro
ifJHI dieted the assassination of William JIc
H KInley and wrote him a letter to that
H effect four months before the Buffalo
'fm!H V tragedy.
! HEART OF GOTHAM
BOY TO BE SHIFTED
Burgeons Will Transplant Organ
From the Right to the Ik: ft
Sped! to Tho Tribune.
BW YORK, April 5.-Ono of tho
rarest operations known to ratdlcal
ym science will bo performed In a fow
i. ' days on six-year-old Van Nqrden
Faunt, who Is to bavo his heart
M H transplanted from the riffht aldo of his
( boay 10 tho usual working sphere of every
a Wfill orKanlrcd heart.
J All hlo Ufe tho Uttlo fellow baB bon
P laborlngr with a heart that haa beon
nwlnglnsr from the right nldo of bin broast
to tlie left, like the pendulum of a clook.
' Ho Ic of ordinary height, well developed,
1 ana healthy, but his mother declares that
, ho 'j3100 raoat oxcltablo youngster In tho
I The least sudden nolso will cause tho
boy's hoart to beat with almost Incredlblo
I 1 rapidity.- For eomo tlmo pa3t Dr. E. P.
1 Grausraan has been ntudinng tho caac.
1 "Van Nordcn'o case." said Dr. Qraus-
J man today, "Is ono of tho most peculiar
' I have over had to deal with. I cannot
make any statement until I have per
formed tho operation."
J DAN SULLY'S WIFE
HANDS OVER $150,000
NEW YORK, April G. Believing her
appearance on the witness stand In the
bankruptcy examination on before a
court Commissioner would subject her
to unpleasant notoriety, Mrs. Daniel
J. Sully decided today to assign to the
receiver her claim to the $150,000 of sur
l plus money accruing to the F. W.
I Reynolds company from tho sale of
y , Sully's hypothecated cotton.
ISP' I I0WA REPUBLICANS SAY -f
jlfif 1 4- HEPBURN RUN AGAIN
fV 1 CRESTOX, la.. April G, I.Tie Re- -f
1 i- H I,ublican ConpresHlonal convention 4-
I "f of Eighth Iowa district today -f
renominated Congressman William
' I 4- P. Hepburn. -f-
v 1 4- The resolutions are of tho "stand, -f-
iHk pat" variety, as opposed to tho -f
';Hr "IoTra ldoa," indorses tho Nation- 4-
.jVHt 4- al and State administrations, and -f
yiJHl iS" rcconimendn Senatorn Dolllvcr and -f
nH i 4- Allison. Gov. Cummins and Joncph -f
JM M 4- W. Blytbo of Burlington for dele- 4
Jfc I Bitea-at-largo to tho National con- 4
wL 4- vonlloa. 4-
OVER BURTON CASE
Kansas Man Can Be Deprived of His
Seat Only by Two-Thirds
Vote of His Colleagues.-
Special to The Tribune.
WASHINGTON. April 5, Tho case of
Joseph Ralph Burton, senior Son
ator from Kansas, is preconting a
gravo problem to tho leaders of
tho Sonate. Tho fact that Bur
ton has been convicted of a crime, which
renders him Inollglblo for any office of
honor, trust or profit undor the United
States, and which Involves his honor as
a Sonator. would naturally lead the Sen
ate to consider his case promptly and
expel him from membership.
But the statute Burton Is convicted of
having violated Is not regarded by load
ing Senators as working automatically
to vacato his scat. Ho can bo deprived
of his seat only by a voto of two-thirds
of tho Senato.
It Is held. also, that the Senate must
satisfy Itself of his kuIU by an examina
tion of tho teatin ony taken in tho trial
at St. Louis. Tho courso to be followed
would Involve Instructions to tho Commlt
teo on Privileges and Elections to securo
a transcript of that testimony and make
a report to tho Sonate, based on tho evi
dence, after which tho matter would be
put to a vote of the whole body.
There Is no question that Burton, by
hls conduct by his testimony, In which
ho alleged that he had only followed tho
example of older ami more experienced
Senators, and attempted to Impugn the
honor of ono or more of his colleagues,
has forfeited every vestigo of respect
which they may havo rotalned for him,
and there Is little doubt that two-thirds
of the Senate, other things bclnu equal,
would voto to expel him. There Is ail
other consideration which leads the more
conservative members of tho Senate to
pause In what would be tholr natural
courso of action.
It Is impossible to tell how long tho
slow process of the law will tako to de
termine Burton's guilt or Innocence
finally, and In tho meantime the members
of the Senate are placed in embarrassing
positions by the convicted Senator, who
appears to have Httlo sense of tho pro
prieties and no delicacy about asking fa
vors, even of the men whoso honor he has
1,-npugnod All admit that tho situation
calls for Burton's resignation, but thoru
is grave doubt if ho will appreciate tho
fact, and In thu meantime the Senato
llnds Itself embarrassed with a problem
of exceeding gravity
DEATH ANGEL CALLS
THREE IN FAMILY
Ono Twin Dead, Another Dying- and.
Mother of Both at Death's
Special, to Tho Tribune.
NEW YORK, April 5. Whllo ser
vices over tho body of Jacob M.
Newman were being held in the
ML Morris Baptist church his
twin brother, MaltUH J. Newman, lay
dying at Ids home, 20Q7 Fifth avenue,
und In an adjoining room their aged
mother was making a feeble fight
Abraham Newman, who was found
dead two weeks ago In his store on
the Bowery, was a brother of the
twins. They believed that he had been
murdered, and his death shocked them
deeply. They became depressed, Jacob
especially so. Congestion of the brain
Maltus was sympathetically affected,
and when ho learned that Jacob was
dead his condition became grave.
There was always a peculiar sym
pathy between the twins. When one
suffered pain the other was similarly
affected, and when one was Joyous his
brother was equally happy. Neither
had ever married. Both were members
of the Republican organization of the
Thirty-first assembly district; they
Joined the same societies and clubs, and
where ono went you were sure to And
When Maltus obtained the Republi
can nomination for the Assembly In
1902 the voters could not tell the candi
date from his brother, which occasioned
much confusion and considerable humor
during the campaign.
Mrs. Newman, mother of the twins,
was taken 111 on Tuesday worrying over
the death of her two sons, and, be
cause of her advanced age, It is be
lieved Bho will not survive.
Tho twins were members of Bunting
lodge, F. and A. M and or the Order
of tho Nobles of the Mystic Shrine,
FORTUNE TO GIRL
WHO JILTED HIM
Dismissed by Sweetheart for Drink
ing, Man Kills Himself After Be
queathing Her His Money.
Special to The Tribune.
UTICA, N. Y., April 5. John Owona
and Mls Lenhardt worked at op
posite counters In a department
store hero. Thoy became lovers, be
trothed to wed dlroctlj; aftor Eastor.
MJtfs Lenhnrdt Bmelled liquor' on the
breath of Owens and scolded him. Thoy
quarreled and Mies Inhnrdt threatened
to leave him for good.
Tho following morning when Owens en
tered the storu ho Inquired for 11 las L,on
hardt. Sho was not there and did not
appear all day. He dreamily gazed at her
suhstituto opposite him until late- In tho
afternoon, when he dopartcd Tho noxt
morning, Owonu'a mother, who had not
Boen her son for eomo time, opened the
kitchen door and was shocked to find hor
son lying on the stoop. Ho wus dead.
There was a stroak of blood and a revol
ver at hla nlde. He had shot himself.
Information today came from OwonB's
homo that a will had beon found In which
ho left nearly all his property to tho girl
who Jilted him. Owens waa worth about
Tho Owonj family announced today that
tho will will ba contested. Mies Len
hardt lias not been to Utica since Monday.
It Is not known whothor or not sho will
flpht for the rnonoy left her. Owenu said
It was all li Is fault. In convorslnir with
' a friend on hl3 love trouble.
"BUFFALO BILL" CALLED
UPON BY SPOUSE
"Wild West" Showman Must
File Bill of Particulars
Regarding Poison. j
Supplemental Answer In Now
Famous Divorce Case
J Filed In Wyoming.
Affidavit Made by Husband in Den
ver Is Not, According- to Mrs.
Cody, Specific Enough.
Special to Tho Tribune.
CODY, Wyo., April E. "Buffalo
Bill," otherwise W. F. Cody, he
of ."Wild West" show fame, will
not havo an easy time in secur
ing a divorce from Ills helpmeet of
nearly forty years' standing.
Mr. Cody docs not Intend to appear in
courL Recently he told his story beforo
a Court Commissioner in Denver,
making aflldavit that on a specified
date his wife tried to poison him.
The wife has read the aflldavit made
by "Buffalo Bill." and is dissatisfied.
A supplemental answer has been
mado by Mrs. Cody. This answer calls
for a bill of particulars, and here it is:
"Comes now the defendant and moves
tho court to require the plulntlff to
make the first causa of action, set out
In his petition, more definite and cer
tain In this:
"First By stating the dates that de
fendant, prior to December 20, 1900,
threatened to poison plaintiff.
"Second That plaintiff be required to
make his eecond cause of action In his
petition more definite and certain by
stating the dates that defendant drove
plaintiff from his home in North Tlatte.
"Third By stating the manner in
which plaintiff was driven from his
home; if physical force was used, by
describing the same; and If by words
onlj. by Betting out the exact language
"Fourth By stating the dales that
defendant refused to let plaintiff bring
his friends and guests to his home.
"Fifth By stating tho manner In
which plaintiff was refused tho. privi
lege of bringing his friends and guests
to his home.
"Sixth By stating the names and
addrcso of all the friends and guests
whom defendant refused to allow
plaintiff to bring to his said home.
"Seventh By stating the dntcs that
defendant made it so unpleasant for
plaintiff and his guests that they were
forced to leave plaintiff's home.
"Eighth By stating the manner In
which defendant made it unpleasant for
plaintiff and his guests, and whether
it was by words or physical force; and
If by words, give tho language used;
and If by force, describe the same.
"Ninth By setting out in said pe
tition the names and address of the
friends and guests who were forced to
leave plaintiff's home.
"Tenth By stating for how long tho
married life of plaintiff has been in
tolerable and unbearable."
WANTS $400,000 FOR
BREACH OF CONTRACT
SAN FRANCISCO, April o.-Charlcs W.
Clark of San Mateo, Frank- R. Slzer of
Helena and William Falconer, adminis
trator of tho estate of Edward L. Whit
more of Butte, Mont., were made defend
ants today In a suit brought In the United
States Circuit court by the Rosarlo Min
ing and Milling company, with head of
fices at Fort Worth. Tex., to recover J-100,-000
lor breach of contract.
Tho complaint alleges that tho mining
company cavo tho defendants an option
on tho mines In tho district of Mlna, In
Chihuahua, Mexico, and that Clark re
fused to carry It out.
Ml KILLED IN STRIKE
Bullet Speeds With Death
Message From Train of
All Day Battle Between Can
Workers and Body of
Many of tho Combatants Injured
Dcspito tho EiloTte of the
CHICAGO. April 5. Tho strike rioting
at tho American Can company's
plant in this city today was fiercer
than It has bcci: at any time, and
one man, John Nichols, lost his life
by a bullet tired, it is said, from a train
on which a number of non-union men
were being taken back to the city after
tho conclusion of tho day's work.
The fighting began enrly In tho morn
ing, when 300 Greeks who havo been em
ployed during tho strike, attempted to
enter tho factory.
They were mot at tho gates by a largo
number of union pickets, who attacked i
them with stones and clubs. A large de
tachment of pollco had their hands full
to protect the Greeks, when a hot fired
from tho crowd aroused" tho Greeks to
Those of tho number who had entered
tho fuctory came pouring out, armed with
knives and revolvers and attempted to at
tack the union men and their sympathiz
ers, who wero assaulting tho Greeks who
had not reached tho gateway.
Tho police, after n desperato struggle,
managed to kcop the two bodies of men
apart, drovo tho Greeks into the factory
and dispersed those on the outside. In
this fight a number of men were severely
At night when the MO Greeks left the
plant thoy wero atttacked by a mob fully
1000 strong, that pelted them with stones,
sticks and bottles. Tho police escorted 1
them to the train without anybody hav
ing beon scrlounly Injured, although quito
a numbor of men on both sides were
After tho Greeks had reached their
train, it le said, somebody on tho cars
fired a shot, tho bullet killing Nichols Instantly.
HISTORIC SAPLING FOR
WHITE HOUSE GROUNDS
4- ITT ASKINGTON. April , fi.-A 4
4. W hlBtorlc oak sapling will bo 4
4- planted In tho White House 4
4 grounds next Thursday. Secretary 4
4 Hitchcock will supply tho tree, and 4
4- In connection with It today tofd 4
4- tho President a protty story. 4
4 Many years ago Charles Sumnor 4
4 sent to the Czar of Russia somo 4
-f- acorns from a stately oak which 4
4 overhargs the to.nb of Washington 4
4 at Mount Vernon. The Czar caused 4
4 tho acorns to be planted In tho 4
4 grounds of tho l'ctorhof palaco In 4
4 St. Petersburg. .Ono of tho acorns 4
4 grew Into a maKnlficcnt oak, which 4
4 stands In tho palaco grounds. 4
4 Whllo In St. Petersburg In 1S3S 4
4 as tho United States Embassador 4
4 to Russia, Mr. Hitchcock collected 4
4 a handful of acorno from tho his- 4
4- torical offspring of the Mount Ver- 4
4 non oak, sent them to this country 4
4 and had them planted In tho 4'
4 grounds at hla Missouri home. 4
4 Somo of thorn developed Into fine 4
4- saplings, and It Is one of them that 4
4 Is to be planted In tho White Houso 4
4 grounds on Thursday. 4
4- The planting, which is to bo done 4
4 at the lnstanco of President Rooso- 4
4 volt, will bo without corcmony. 4
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Papers Served on John Henry Smith,
B. H. Roberts and Angus M.
Cannon Others Listed.
The following witnesses have been sum
moned to appear boforo the Senate Com
mittee on Privileges and Elections in the
Smoot case April 20th: !
Angus M Cannon. Salt Lake. I
George Teasdale, Nephl.
John W. Taylor, Salt Lake.
John Henry Smith, Suit Laku.
J. M. Tanner, Salt Lake.
I. E. Alcolt, Farmington. .
B. II. Roberts. Salt Lake.
Moses Thutcher, LoEan. s
Heber J. Grant.
Math las F. Cowley.
Lillian Hamlin. Salt Lake City.
Of the above papers were served by
United States Marshal Haywood and his
deputies on John Henry Smith, Angus M,
Cannon and B. H. Roberts.
John Henry Smith Is suffering from an
attack of rheumatism and is unable to be
out of bed.
B. H. Roberts, when asked about hla go
ing to Washington, said that he knew
nothing as to tin- reasons of his being
summoned. He had no statement to make
and would know nothing until he arrived
President Angus M. Cannon was dis
posed to be facetious about the matter.
Ho told Marshal I ley wood that he was
perfectly willing to go; but that It was
usual when transporting cannons to pro
vide the carriages, or at least wheel.
When asked about tho reasons for thts
subpoena, he said:
"Why. the only reason that I can think
of Is that tho Senate have a kindly feeling
for mo and want to give me a free outlna.
Or else my fame has reached them In
such a way that thoy aro anxious to sco
mo and see what 1 look like. I don't
know what there Is that I know that will
bo of any use to thom. Of courso I havo
a good opinion of myself, and I think 1
know a great deal, but whether any part
of what I know will bo serviceable to
them Is a question. There Is no more
loyal citizen to my country than I am,
and if they need mr I am always rcudy to
go. Especially If my country furnishes
mo with transportation."
HELLO GIRL GETS
$15,000 FOR SHOCK
Bolt of Eleotricity Destroyed Hor
Hearing and She Sued tho
Special to Tho Tribune.
CHICAGO, April 5. Miss Mary Schulta.
formerly an operator cf the Chicago
Telephone company, wao warded a
verdict of $15,000 against the com
pany to compenaato her for tho loea
of hearing In tho loft ear bv a Jury In
Judge Hanecy's court.
Tho accident which resulted In tho
young woman's deafness occurred April
23. 1SW Miss Sohultz, then 17 yoaru old,
was employed as an operator at tho
switchboard station of tho telophono com
pany. While aho had tho recolving apparutus
around her head answering ad la, a largo
bolt of electricity was transmitted
through tho wires with such forco that
she wao thrown to the floor.
Sister operators rushed to tho young
woman's assistance and found her uncon
scious from the shock. She remained un
conscious for an hour and was 111 for sev
Miss Schultz was not aware of tho por
manent Injury to her ear until she again
reported for work. She then dlacorerd
that sho had lost tho hearing la her left
In June, D01. MI33 Schultz began her
suit against tho company, asking for &0,
Tho telephone company strongly con
tested the case, attempting to provo that
Miss Schultz was subject to eplteptlo fits
and had received her Injury In this man
ner. The attorneys for the operator re
futed this claim, and nllefjcd that negli
gence of the linemen of tho company was
responsible for the accident. A verdlot In
favor of the young woman was returned
by tho Jury aftor It had been out for an
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REMINISCENT OF THE
FAMOUS GOEBEL MURDER
4 FRANKFORT. Ky.. April 5.-The 4
4 cases of W. S. Taylor, John Pow- 4
4 era and Charles Flnloy, charged 4
4 with complicity In tho murder of 4
4 William Goebcl, were called in tho 4
4 Circuit court today and pns.cd to 4
4 the next term. W. H. Culton, also 4
4 charged with complicity, failed to
4 appar. and his bond was declared 4
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i BAND PLAYS "DIXIE" AND BATTLESHIP
VIRGINIA SLIDES INTO THE WATER t
X- ' ' The Virginia on tho ways. X
mEWPORT NEWS. Vn',, April 5. With bands playing "The Star Spangled Banner" and "Dixie." and 30,000 T
people, cheering Godspeed, the battleship Virginia was launched today at the yards of tho Newport Nown
T Shipbuilding company.
T Miss Millday Gay Montague, daughter of aovcrnor Montague, was sponsor. I
44H4 H44 4 4 H.H t t t t.. HIHHttMMttH HJ HMtt
"BATTLING" NELSON IN FAST AND I I
' FURIOUS CONTEST WINS FROM WELCH f
"Battling" Nelson defeated "Spld- 4
4- or" Welch In tho sixteenth round In 4-
4 Salt Lake. '
4 Billy Woods and Mlko Schreck 4-
4 went twenty-five rounds to a draw 4
near San Francisco. 4-
4 "Kid" McCoy knocked tho big 4
4 Hollunder, Plackc, out In tho sec- 4-
4 ond round at Philadelphia. 4
WHAT A SPECTATOR !
SAW IN THE FIGHT
IF apy ono tells you the affair at the
Salt Palace theater last night was a
sparring match, don't you believe ltl
It was a real tight a fight whero
bruto forco and bulldog tenacltv
overshadowed every semblance of uci-c-nce!
ta!is endeavored to win by pound
f th,,L,fe out oi hLj advorsaryi regard
less of the method he might employ to ac-
tesT?"Hvhn 'H, Sc'en""? Bahl Glove con
test7 Another bah!
Tho whole affair, from the time a half
dozen muscular fellows entered the rope
h2n'A ,towelB opongea In
tnelr hands and long-necked black bottles
n easy reach, until the fighters appeared,
it was Immeasurably brutal.
And there was not a moment durlnc
tno contest that the scones did not appeal
to the most combatlvo forces in a man.
I could not tell the story so na to ploanc
the men at tho ringside. Thov were thcro
and saw more perhaps than a novice could
sec. But every ono does not know what
takes placo In a prize ring If they did
thero would be few repetitions of tho
bloody affairs nuch na marked tho even
ing at the Salt Palace.
.Jt 8,0V,ie?t rroni lnc ,,rat round that
tne Wclsh-JselBon twenty-round contest
was to be a knockout affair. The princi
pals undoubtedly understood that they
were expected to put up the best right of
their lives. To start with there waa a
wrangle about tho bandnges on the con
testants" hands. Woiah Insisted that Nel
son's bandages were heavier or harder
that ho folt It prudent to go up against.
He stood out so firmly against thu mat
ter that thore was porno talk of a back
down. When the trouble was adjusted
and tho mon went to tho center of tho
ring to pose for a llaHhllsht plcturo each
grasped tho other's hand' and looked on
tho other with a smilo that most any stu
dent of human nature would pronounce a
Tho crowd yelled llko gallery gods when
the hbro of a melodrama smashes the vil
lain with a chair. The contestants wero
stripped save for a small breecheaband,
which I am told is to enable the refereo
to Judgo as to whether the fighter lands
a foul by striking the body at a point be
low tho bolt line. Thoy occupy stools in
opposite corners of the enclosure, and aro
attended by two or more mon, who sponge
their bodies, wipe away the bood strains,
fan life into them and oncouroge and
coach them during the rest between tho
Over tholr bandaged knuckles the fight
ers wear glovos that weigh five ounces.
When the gong sounds In tho first round
tho men meet in the center of tho "ring,"
and grasp hands. The refereo crouohes
near them and calls "time." This means
to "go after" each other, and the contest
ant loses no time getting into the game
From tho time tho cqntcst begins until
It closeo there Is scarco a breathing spell.
Tho rounds last threo minutes each and
are separated by an Intermission between
each of ono minute.
Little Time to Rest.
Ono minute to rest Three minutes to
fight. Welsh and Nelson foughti sixteen
rounds , or forty-eight minutes by tho
watch. And how thoy fought!
Instead of a glove contest along scien
tific lines thoy rushed at each other like
an Orangman and an adherent of tho
Popo In an Irish street affair.
Thcro was nothing funny In the entire
affair, yet hundreds of men laughed and
hooted as their champion smashed his ad
versarv's noao or received a sledge-hammer
Jab In tho ribs. At times the audl
enco was as still as death. Again It was
uproar and cbnfuslon. Some "dead game
sports" of Salt Lake offered to bet as
much as ten dollars on tho outcome, and
the contest was delayed In the outset un
til ono of these courageous offers could do
"Spider" Welch was the taller and the
more sparely built- of the nghtera. The
Chicago lad, who Is called "Battling Nel
son," Is moro muscular and has greater
pluck than tho Callfornlan. In fact, he
won on his pluck and swift fighting and
his bulldog tenacity. But a few times In
the contest did ho seem to have been se
verely punished. Ho recolvod the blows
of his long-armed contestant with reso
lution that was really a romarkable de
al onstratlon of self control.
The Spider fought with greater skill,
but with less obstinacy. Tho Chicago
lad kept cvorlastlngly at It and at times
ho played a rogular tattoo on tho lanky
fellow's ribs and stomach.
Both Wero Mixors.
Both men aro what Hports call "mix
ers" thev often clinchct and whllo thus
entangled each sought every possible op
ening to chug tho othur in a tender place.
Welch's nose was tut easy mark and sev
eral times It bled s6 freely that when ho
hooked hlH chin over Nelson's neck in a
clinch tho hitter's shoulders wero badly
smeared with tho crimson.
In tho twelfth round, there wero six
teen In all, tho Spider drew blood from
Nelson's noso for the first time. He had
battered It boforo that tlmo until It
looked like a Guinea negro's, but It would
No ono could toll who would win until
tho fifteenth round. At times It Hcemed
that tho Spider was "going" but ho ral
lied and fought like a tiger. Thcso ovl
dencea of recovery brought out much
cheering and kept the contest Intensely
During some fierce fighting on the part
of Nelson, Welch would cover his face
with his gloves and thus Invite the little
fellow to pound him, whllo he caught his
breath. Then he would lly at the Chlca
goan with redoubtable fury and pummol
him viciously. , , ,
Next to the hint round it was a fight
for a finish and had the gong not suunded
tho Callfornlan would have gone over the
ropes. His agony was prolonged, how
ever, and In tho hist round he was helped
In to the rlnu grogjfy and half conscious,
onlv to be beaten Into Insensibility. He
cquld make no resistance! Nelson fol
lowed his trembling body from place to
place, pnumllng him unmercifully, trying
to knock him antii-ely out.
Tho crowd, possibly consclence-itrlcken
by the show of brutality, demanded that
tho refereo stop tho punlsment and Welch
fell Into his corner unoonocious. while
hundreds of mon hooted and cheered!
A curious crowd followed tho Spider's
body to a dressing-room, where for fif
teen minutes attempts wero mado to re
store him to consciousness, Jind It was
feared for a whllo ho would not recover.
Nelson dressed unaided and when ho was
asked how ho felt said, "O, I fcol
TOO TOUGH FOR I
Caiifornian Put Up a ureal j I
Fight, but Went Down Un- H
der Rain of Blows, H
Gong TwIoq Saves the Pacific f1!
Coast Fighter From a '
Tight Witnessed, by L-arga Crowd in
Salt Palace Theater 3uast ll'l
In one of the fiercest ring battles ev j 'H
seen In this city, "Battling" Nelson of jH
Chicago won from "8plder" Welch of .H
San Francisco last night at the Salt
Palace. The mill went sliteon gruel
ling rounds, and when Welch stag
gered to hlo corner after receiving a
series of rights und lefty, to the head '
"Battling" Nelson, & I
and otomach. Referee Wlllard Bean p
6topped the combat and gave the de-
clslon to Nelson. Welch was not out, Wj.
but he was clearly whipped, and it
would not have required more than an- HI
other punch to end the battle- HI
Scarcely had Welch toppled into his 'i
chair than he lapsed into uncon- HI
sclouaness, and It was somo forty V2j
minutes later before he realized what Mb
had happened. His face and mouth wero HI
cut and his stomach was battered by , I
the fusillade of blows poured in by the ,
stocky little Chlcagoan. , F
Nelson was unmarked save for a ; k
bruise under his left eye and a slight R
abrasion on his nose- He., too. received j
much punishment, but the blows did t
not seem to bother him. except on one tt
or two occasions.
Twico Saved, by Gong. j ,
Twice during the light Nelson had I )T
Welch at his mercy, and twice- the time- f
keeper's gong saved the Callfornlan i r
from being put out. In the fourth round i -,
Nelson went after his man, and : ,
with a perfect hurricane of blows car
ried Welch to the ropes. Swing after
swing landed on the Californlau's Jaw
and stomach, and when the gong
sounded he was staggering and all but
out. Bv an almost superhuman rally ,
Welch gathered himself In the follow
ing round and by stalling and running
away managed to stay, despite the
efforts of Nelson to land a dreamland
Again In the fifteenth, Nelson landed i j
a terrible right swing in the vicinity of
Welch'n solar plexus that made the
coust man groggy. By following up ; ;
his advantage with a series of right and
left Hwlngs to the headv the Windy
Cltv fighter sent Welch to the Moor, and ;
but for the timely interference of the
gong, the Callfornlan would have gone
out. , ' j
In the Intermission Welch's seconds
applied restoratives and worked ener- t
getlcallv to bring their man back. :
They did not succeed, however, for
when Welch toed the scratch at the i
call of time in the sixteenth he was too ,
weak to defend hlmpolf.
How the End Came, J
At the tap of the bell Nelson tore
after his man. attempting to score -i
knockout. For a few seconds the Call
fornlan managed to avoid the furious
onslaught of the Chicago fighter, and. i
gamely tried to stall off the Inevitable. .
Rushing Welch to his corner. Nelson
beat down his opponent's guard and
rained blow after blow on the Call
fornlan's body. Welch staggered, and
with hlD eyes half olosed gamely at
tempted to find his opponent. He was
too far gono, however, and a moment
later Nelson planted a vicious left
swing that complc-tely dazed the plucky
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