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Ing of practically the whole audience.
He was the home boy.
When the big battle was over the
two fighters simply shook hands and
got down from hearing and went to
their dressing rooms.- One might
have thought that White and Welsh
were going out to have a bite to eat
together. And the crowd just natur
ally drifted out. If you get three
spectators together and ask them
who won the fight, one will say
White, the other Welsh, and the third
will claim a draw. '
Such is the life of a boxer and a
spectator when it comes down to the
night of a big fight, when you are
right inside of the fight arena.
That's the way a fight looks from
the side lines. Know any more about
a prizefight doings than you did?
ALLEN FOR NEW PEN STRONG
FOR CONVICT FARMING
Cottages for the convicts and
fanning instead of broom and boot
making are the features of a new
prison sytem proposed by Warden
Allen of the Joliet pen.
Allen suggests the removal of the
prisoners to a state tract, near Lock
port, HI., where the men could live
as humans in cottages and under the
"honor" system. He suggests:
Forming of squads of "honor"
prisoners who can be sent anywhere
in the state to build good roads.
Raising of vegetables, cereals,
grain and cattle on the penitentiary
farm to supply other state institu
tions. Segregation of prisoners in cot
tages according to their tendencies
and human capabilities.
Discontinuance of all prison con
"If this plan is adopted," said Mr.
Allen, "it will be the greatest ad
vance scored by any state in Amer
ica." Warden Allen took a slam at the
prison contract system.
"I am against using prison labor
for private enterprise. The labor of 1
the convict belongs to the state and
I am in favor of utilizing that labor
solely for the benefit of the state as
long as no compensation can be
turned over to the prisoner's family."
TAFT VS. WILSON THAT'S THE
LATEST NEWS, FOLKS
Washington, Nov. 11. Former
President Taft will be the Republican
nominee in 1916 against President
Wilson, Senator Hamilton Lewis of
Illinois asserted today. The cam
paign, he said, will be waged on the
question of the foreign relations of
the United States as they affect Mex
ico and Japan.
Lewis expects the Panama Canal
to be the greatest international con
cern to the United States.
"I don't believe you have the sand
to propose to that girl."
"Huh! I've got the sand, all right,
but I haven't got the dust,"
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