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not cuttjng loose his. best brand of
stuff, it being too early for a, regular
big league arm to show its best puz
Young Austin Walsh, a W. I. leag
uer,, is rapidly cementing himself a
place in, the Chicago outfield. Austin
was never heard from before these
two games, but he has surely batted
himself to the fore, at leas.t Jot the
present. His contribution yesterday
was a. pair of singles.
Johnny Farrell, the local boy,, is
putting up a strong fight for second
base. His fielding is up to )iie mark,
.and .he isrmaking-a name as a batjer,.
clouting a double and single yester
The Feds arA reported to have,
sought an allianae. ,with, the Atlantic
League, in order vp Jfaye. a farm for
any men no.t found uR.to'the stand-
'ard required, They were turned down.
In the. American Bowling Congress
meet.at .Buffalo, Ghlpagqans.areleadr,
ingj'n.all events, Howard Majors .are,
tfirst in the five-man, with. 281.
Schmidt and Williams, head the. dou
bles, with 1,239, and E Hess is top
man in the singles, with 642.
NAT GOODWIN WAS A SECOND IN CORBETT'S
FAMOUS "BARGE BATTLE" '
BY EDDIE GRANEY I
Here's a secret that .many surprise
many a staid matron who as a mati
nee worshipper of Nat Goodwin, the.
actor, went .away disappointed rrom
the old Baldwin Theater in San Fran
cisco 25 years ago when it was an
nounced that her idoJL. was "sick" ,and
could not appear.
It is interwoven with one of the
most ferocious ring battles I have
ever witnessed a ?J.0,000 grudge
fight between Joe Choynski and Jim
Corbett, now lamous as the "Barge
Battle of 1889," in .which Goodwin
acted as second.
What a shock it would have been
tohis fair admirers to have known
that Nat was choosing the resound
ing smack of fists upon bloody faces
to, the gloved plaudits of the lorg
nette wielders when he telephoned
the .theater, saying:
"Give" 'em back their nipney, I'm
sick." , x
But I didn't blame him. That was
the fight of a lifetime. ...
- With Goodwin, Jack Dempsey and
I were, in Choynski's corner, while
Tom Williams, the race track man,
Porter Ashe, prominent' attorney, . and
Billy Delaney seconded Corbett. '
The California Club -of San Fran
cisco had offered them $10,000 to
stage the fight there, but Choynski
and Corbett Wanted , to get at .each
other with axes, to beat each other
to a pulp, and. a restricted club fight
did not appeal , to them,, even with a
Knowing the character of the.figlt
promised, men were offering $250 for
a seat on the barge .that .carried the
battlers up to Suisun bay." Perhaps
100 finally managed to get on, al
though originally there were to be
but 10 tpa side.
Before that limited audience I saw
Choynski take a frightful licking and