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among the leaders, eliminating three
or four teams from the final sprint
for first place.
A match for the heavyweight
championship is now supposed to
have been arranged between Fred
Fulton and Jess WHlard, to be pulled
off in New Orleans about March 3.
This is another good fight to start
betting on when the men are in the
ring. There are plenty of chances
for a hitch, just as has occurred in
the premilinaries to matching Fred
Welsh and Charlie White.
Latter-day ring champions are
temperamental personages and must
be handled very carefully or their
fine-grain natures become ruffled.
TEEVED PEOPLE PLAY PARTS IN
DAILY COURT DOINGS
Every little tale of woe has a mean
ing all its own. More truth than
poetry in that when you drag it into
the court of domestic relations.
Frank Becker, 1519 Frontier av.,
had six youngsters, a wife, a lame
arm, and last, but not least, a family
squabble on his hands, when he ap
peared before Judge Hopkins Tues
day afternoon. When he gets through
doing what the judge dished out to
him he will also have the signs of
labor on his mitts.
Frank hasn't worked, except for
two days, for the past two months.
Wifle kicked. Said he wouldn't even
take care of their flock while she
earned some bread coin. "No nurse
maid's job for me," said Frank.
Judge Hopkins, after hearing the
husband's tale of a sore arm "too
blamed sore to work with" sent
Frank out to the Bridewell to limber
up. Police officials took up a collec
tion and helped the wife out The
family is destitute.
"Jedge, that woman a mine is sa
blamed 'spicious I can't stan'er."
(This is another case) . Charley Col
lins, colored, and his wife Julia were
having it out
"Lisen, man!" snapped Julia. "Eny
budy whos husbun jit stays out sev- ,
erul nights a week 'till 'bout foah in
the mornin' has got a perfuct right to
Julia claimed that Chas. hacl only
given her a couple of dollars since
Aug. 1. When the 'spicious argu
ment came up Charley took advan
tage and said: "Judge, you has al
ready ruled in 'spicious women cases.
You don't like 'em."
"You can't quote a better author
ity than me," the judge said. Then
he1 dismissed the case. Charley and
Julia had agreed to try and agree.
Wm. Swanson, his wife Selma and
their two children took part in a
third interesting case. The Mrs.
kicked because Wm. didn't hand her
enough of his pay one week. He ex
plained that he had to pay his dues in
the Teamsters' union. Friend wife
came back with the fact that she also
had dues to pay in a soap club. Cost
her $1 per month.
"What the dickens in a 'soap
club,' " asked the judge.
"You can furnish a whole house
with soap club premiums some
times," somebody in the room ex
plained. The case was continued.
GERMAN SOCIALISTS ARE FOR
Berlin, via The Hague, Nov. 22
(Delayed). The German Socialists
are now determined to fight to the
end of a long war rather than agree
to a peace "that will bend Germany
to her knees." They have seen a
new light They are no longer pray
ing for an early peace.
This was the view given the United
Press by Philip Scheideman, Social
ist member of the Reichstag and the
only Socialist candidate for the reich
stag presidency who came near being
elected. He outlined the position the
Socialists will take when the reich
stag reconvenes on Dec. 13.
"The German Socialist party is for
peace every day," said Scheidemann,
"but not for the kind of peace de
sired by Germany's enemies."