Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1836-1922 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
one every two weeks. He has
fought 27 times in the five months he
has been with me, and at the end of
1914 will have set a record for the
number of fights.
"In 1910 Levinsky fought 26 times,
winning eight by knockouts, one
referee's decision, 10 newspaper -decisions
and seven draws.
"In 1911 he scored one knockout,
got three decisions, 10 newspaper
verdicts; the others were draws.
"In 1912 he scored one knockout,
received eight decisions and 10 news
paper verdicts in 12 fights.
"I took him late in 1913, and after
hiring several good boxers to teach
him trotted him out again. He was
a different boxer this time. He had
picked up science and learned how to
handle his terrible punch.
"He knocked out six men, all
weighing over 195, in 1913, while he
has never scaled more than 165. He
outpointed Jim Coffey, Jack (Twin)
Sullivan, Porky and Jim Flynn and
others. He met McGoorty three
times. Two were draws and the third
Levinsky got the newspaper decision.
"Levinsky knocked out Dan Daley
in the second round Jan. 1, 1914.
Daley weighed 215. In the next four
days he whipped Coffey for the sec
ond time and lost to Bob McAllister,
the coast middleweight. He' had
fought eight battles in 21 days when
he met McAllister, which is some
On January 13 he beat Porky
Flynn (second time) . Flynn weighed
Freddie Welsh outpointed Mickey
Sheridan of Chicago in a ten-round
bout at aKnsas City. The Briton won
by several city blocks.
Jack Racer, who was knocked un
conscious in a Racine bout Wednes
day night, has recovered, and is as
good as new.
Patsy Drouillard, Canadian, light
weight, outpointed Danny Goodman
of Chicago in six rounds at Grand
Rapids last night. Goodman made a
respectable showing, but was not
clever enough for the Canuck.
Billy Papke and Cyclone Johnny
Thompson have been matched to
fight a ten-round bout in Aurora next
North Division basketball heavy
weights defeated Lane, 24 to 9, going
into a tie for second place with the
Lake View lightweights beat Aus
tin, 28 to 8.
President Ebbets of Brooklyn says
the Federal League is in minor league
cities, where the fans will not pay
for major league ball.
But what about the major league
cities, where the fans are asked to
pay for minor league ball?
- o o '
"J. C. R.," MAN OF MYSTERY AT.
OAK PARK INFIRMARY
"J. C. R,," man with a portion of
his brain missing and who can re
member nothing more than that he is
45 arid a former lieutenant in the -navy,
is in the Oak Park Infirmary
awaiting identification. '
In 1907 "J. C. R." was picked up on
the railroad near Rochester, Minn.,
and placed in a hospital. He told of
having been slugged while on his way
to San Francisco on a government"
mission. After a futile operation he "
disappeared with a bag of coins and
was again picked up by the Chicago
He was at one time the object of :
a nation-wide search by the navy de
partment and the Rochester Hospital. :
EXPLAINS HUERTA'S ACTION 1
Paris Jan.' 16. Mexican minister1
to France, explaining suspension of
interest payments ordered by Huerta, "
said it was necessary for Huertb to
put down insurrection in Northern ;
Mexico and this would require all!
available funds for one month, at
least Army to be increased to 50,000
Mrs. Alice Clements, policewoman,
to arrest goat that chewed her skirt,-