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prove himself the gamest man I had
ever known. Both were boys Cor
bett 22, and Choynski 20 and they
tore into each othery like wildcats.
Joe had lost his .'gloves at a pre
vious two-round go witfir- Corbett,
stopped by the sheriff, and this day
appeared with only skin-tight gloves.
Out there on tfte tide, with their
friends and without interference,
they fought it out twenty-seven
rounds the great barge battle.
Goodwin was "sick" all' right when
our man was whipped. .
"But I wouldn't Tiave missed this,"
said Nat, "for the biggest matinee
crowd in the world."
MRS. PALMER AGAIN JOLTED
Mrs. Potter Palmer is a bunk
shooter who ought not to be allowed
to get away with it, according to Mrs.
Joseph T. Bowen, president of the
Juvenile Protective Ass'n and well
known club woman and social
Mrs. Boweft in a letter to H. N.
Higginbbtham?suggests that the peo
ple of Chicago should act toward Mrs.
Palmer just'-as the city government
does towardVa pickpocket or anybody
else whp refuses to give back money
that belongs, to other persons.
Mrs. BqWen advises1 "legal pres
sure," if necessary.
Her lette".tb Higginbotham was
made public Sunday. "I had not ex
pected it was to be made public or I
would have written it'in a more dig
nified style," said Mrs: Bowen. "It
was intended as a letter to an old
friend corigratulating!'him on a good
fight he had made for a "just cause.
"The money 'now in the keeping
of Mrs. Palmer is clearly a trust fund.
It was planned for the benefit of the
women and children of the city and
should be spent for a building or
some other purpose for the good of
women and children. Certainly, it is
not right nor ever intended that the
fund shall lie idle in the bank vaults
of Mrs. Palmer.
"All accounting of the fund should
be obtained even- if legal proceedings
are necessary." '
From ' Mrs. George Dunlap, Mrs.
Bowen learned that $13,000 was
turned over to . Mrs. Palmer which
had been collected "from the pennies
and dollars contributed by children
in the various states and territories."
This is part of the $67,000 which
Mrs. Palmer "is keeping a tight hold
When. Mrs. Bowen wrote a quiet,
polite letter asking Mrs. Palmer wnat
she was going to do with the coin,
Mrs. Palmer waited four weeks arid
then sent a short icy letter that
wasn't an answer.
Mrs. Palmer is now cooling her
much photographed high society
shoulders down amid the breezes at"
Osprey Point, Sarasota Bay, Florida.
The money Mrs. Palmer is keep
ing her manicured mitts on came into
her hands during the World's Fair.
H. N. Higginbotham opened up the
trouble now on by writing a letter to
Mrs. Palmer showing her that the
money. didn'tbelong to her and ought
to be spent.
"For Heaven's sake, let's do some
thing with it while we're alive," said
Higginbotham. Even this strong
language from Marshal Field's form
er credit man didn't get under the
skin of Mrs. Potter Palmer.
MILITANT SUFFS BURN TRAIN
MUTILATE CHURCH WINDOW
London, March 16. The reign of
terror instituted by the riiilitant suf
fragets following recent arrest of
Mrs. Emmeline Pankhurst was di
rected toward the railroads yester
day and six passenger cars standing
on a siding near Birmingham were
burned, while three others were bad
It is feared that the famous Burne
Jones window in Birmingham Cathe
dral is permanently marred as a re
sult of militant suffragets painting
across it "Votes for Women." Tlu
fioorsj pews and pulpit of the cathe
dral were disfigured.