Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1925 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. external link Learn more
Image provided by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Urbana, IL
Newspaper Page Text
WINNER OF OLYMPIC MARATHON.
K. K. McArthur. '
South Africa was prepared for
its fleet-footed policeman, K. K.
McArthur, when he won the
-Olympic marathon. As soon as he
finished McArthur was picked up
bodily and a laurel wreath was
placed upon his brow. McArthur
has never been defeated in a mar
athon, and his friends were confi
dent he would do the thing he did.
The United States did not ex
pect to win, and some surprise
was occasioned that six Ameri
cans finished among the first ten
and that one of the six was third.
The lack of marathon class among
the members of the team became
apparent soon after landing at
Stockholm, and only a lucky acci
dent or wonderful display of
pluck could have sent a wearer of
the red, white and blue shield
.home in first place.
Mrs. Fitz-Bile Of course I
know you do not care for me.
Why, you even forgot mv birth-
Fitz-Bile A bit of. delicacy on
my part, madam. I did not fail-to
remember that you had come to
the point where your birthday
ought to be forgotten,"
g Xj " k. l
Millie Don't you -think it is
very ungentlemanly to throw
kisses at a young lady?
Billie I certainly do. If he
knew his business he'd take them
to her and put them on her lips.
Among the vegetables culti
vated by the Chinese is an odor
- -. . t ,-. tfei, i. - - --&