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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 05, 1913, FINAL EDITION, Image 6',
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When John L. Sullivan was in Spo
kane, Wash., the other day, FredVL.
Boalt of The' Day Book staff was in
structed 'to ,get from him an inter
view, comparing the present crop of
George Raymond, 24, robbad Aster 30 hatsand an auto, were the bait
restaurant ,of $48. Shot at chef as W. M. Marshall testified he offered
he was chasing him. Ran into de- his wife to bring about a reconcilia-
tective in frprit of detective head- tion. She refused. ,He wants di-
quarters. .Arrested. vorce.
JOHN L. WON'T TALXABOUT PGHTS AND
FIGHTERS IT'S POTATOES AND PIGS
dent Wilson.of the high cost of living,
and of the Balkan war. ,
"Nix on that stuff," he said. "I've
been handing out dope for the news
paper lads 30 years and more. But
now I'm through. I've fought and
I've jnpaologued and I've earned 10
barrelfuls of gold and tossed them
away. I don't regret any of these
things J've done though some of
them were foolish and I'd do them
over again if I was young. But ..
"I told the bonehead who has
charge of the place while I'm away
to build a stall in the barn -for the
cow that's going to calve.Vnd I've
just .had a letter from my wife tell
ing me he has not done it. I've got
to get there before the calf does.
"I've got 70 acres back in Massa
chusetts and that's enough. I raise
potatoes, and if the people don't eat
'em the pigs will I've got 50 pigs.
"My wife is there and she'B lonely.
She wants me to give up traveling:
about, but until lately I couldn't see it
her way. But somehow the notion's
got me to quit the circuit and go
home to stay. . i
"Cheese it, now! I don't care
whether Luther McCarty is worthy to
Wear the crown I once wore or not.
I won't compare present-day fighters '
with .those of my time. I can raise
as good potatoes, as anyone $ I've got
to be on hanjLwhen the calf arrive's,
and I'm going home."
This interview is absolutely unique.'
white hopes with the fighters of John
Boalt didn't get the interview, but
here is what he did get:
By Fred L. Boalt.
"This is my last season," said. John
We thought he was joking, but he
"My last,season," he repeated, "I've
got a cow back home that'll calve in
May. 'so I've got to get back."
We askCd. him what he thought of
the present cjfop of "hopes," of Presi-
Competitive trial before jury sitting
to award.prize fpr-tragic declamation.
Candidate Beg pardon, gentlemen,,
would' you be kind enough to move'
hack a:little to-give me room to roll
my eyes? .