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was not only a wonderful defensive 1 islated Into existence, is the territory
Center, but also a powerful forcer.
He was great in all .departments of
the game. -
"Then Peter was-4arger than John
son. "Jack in condition that is before
he began dallying with autos and
booze weighed about 195 pounds.
Peter fought at 210.
"The bout between Jackson and
Frank P. Slavin in London "is still re
ferred to as the greatest glove con
test in England.
"There won't be any more fighters
like the old-timers until conditions
change. Present-day champs know
nothing of the game. They go in and
exchange wallops and the first one to
get a punch on the jaw takes the
count. I only wish -they could have
seen such men as Peter Jackson, Jim
Corbett, Prank Slavin, Tommy Ryan
and a dozen other old-timers that
they might realize how much they
have to learn."
COST $188 FOR THREE VOTERS
TO CASTTHEIR VOTES
New xYork, Nov. 4-In the recent
election it cost the city of New York
$188 to record the votes of three citi
zens. There were four election inspec
tors, drawing pay for four registra
tion days', at $7.50 per man total,
$120; four elections inspectors, at $12
per man, on election day $48; one
ballot clerk, election, day -$8; one
election clerk, election day $12.
And, on election day, there came to
the polls the duly qualified voters of
the Ninth election district, by name
Max Boehm, Paul Boehm and Paul
This odd state of affairs is due to
an absurdity of legislation which
might have been avoided if the law
makers had mixed a little common
sense in with their lawmaking. This,
however, is something which law
makers dislike extremely "to doj so,
pefhansr it was not to be expected
Ttie Ninth election district, as leg-
embraced between 97th and 110th
Streets, 5fh and 8th avenues. In
other words, it is the northern part1
of Central Park. Its three voters are
the proprietors of McGown's pass
tavern, a famous old restaurant
which is just inside the park wall at
105th street, his son and his auto
There are three other inhabitants
of the Ninth election district Mrs.
Boehm and two waiters. , But New
York isn't a woman suffrage state
yet, and the waiters haven't been
naturalized. In fact, this fall's vote
was a third larger than had been pre
viously cast from the Ninth district,
because Paul Bohm just cameof age
The first McGown's pass tavern
was erected in 1748. It did not bear
the name, however, until 1759, when
a family named McGown. "bought it
and maintained it as a tavern all
through the revolutionary war. It
has been burned and rebuilt a num
ber of times.
The city built a new polling place
for the three voters this fall, the old
one having fallen into decay, and, so
long as the present election districts
remain, the earliest returns received
will always be those showing who
carried Central Park.
"I hear, professor, that you've1
mastered every tongue except one."
"Yes, every one, except my moth-
er-in-law's. I can't manage that!""