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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 25, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 12

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Ted Lewis knocked out Harry
Trendall in the seventh round at St
Ltuis. A short right ended the St
Louis man, who had fought well to
that time.
Charley Ellis, playing Alfred De Oro
for the three-cushion billiard title,
cut the Cuban's lead, beating him 52
to 50 in the second block of their
match at Philadelphia. The score
now is 100 tcf 89 in favor of De Oro,
with 50 points, more to play.
Jess Willard and his retinue are in
New York today, where the heavy
weight champion will do his training
for his match "with Prank Moran.
Jess didn't look like a sick man when
he climbed aboard a train yesterday,
but seemed very robust; in fact, a lit
tle too much so to be in fighting
trim.
Now they are trying to match Joe
Stecher and Frank Gotch in a wrest
ling match for the world's champion
ship. Tentative plans call for the
meeting in Lincoln, Neb., but Kansas
City, which has always smiled on the
mat game, would be a better site and
will get some consideration.
Uotch has been in retirement for
some time, but has led a clean life
and could come" back strong. De
spite his past record of victories,
there is,a big contingent of mat fol
lowers afcho would favor the Nebraska
youngster.
In a bout last night at Battle Creek,
Much, Stecher flopped Paul Martin
son twice in straight falls. The first
took eight minutes and the second
nine. Martinson claimed the second
fall wasn't legal, as his shoulders had
not touched the mat, so Joe volun
teered to do it again, and did, making
a hit with the fans
Basketball Scores.
I. A. C. 47, St Ignatius 10.
j Hamlin Maroons 24, Naperville 21.
I McCabe 28, Auburn M. E. 19.
Salem 29, First Presbyterian 13.
Crane College 31, Lane College 6.
mm 'MoHr.nQl fl QTlQrnrlon 11
Loyola 45,. Ghfcago. Latin 5. j
MAYOR AND RIVAL ALDERMEN
IN WORDY BATTLES
A heated long distance word battle
was engaged in by Mayor Thompson
and Aid. Charles E. Merriam last
night Aid. Rob't Buck fired a shot
or two himself.
The mayor in an address in Mer
riam's ward delivered a torrent of
scathing criticism of the aldermen
who has been a leader of the council
independents. "I despise him," "He
has a black heart," "He's a hypo
crite," were some of the phrases used
by the mayor.
Merriam talked vice out in the 13th.
ward and then hopped over to the 6th
in support of Aid. Nance's campaign.
"While the mayor is. piously asking
the support of recent citizens, the
vice and crime trusts are advancing"
their lines as they haven't dared to
in years," he declared.
"Street soliciting by lewd women
is rampant; new houses of prostitu
tion are being opened; cabarets are
rdnning wide open and drinks are be
ing served all night"
Aid. Rob't Buck called the adminis
tration an ally of the vice interests
in an attempt to discredit independ
ent aldermen. He talked of suing the
mayor and then "of attempting crim
inal prosecution."
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STREET CAR EMPLOYES TO
HAVE BIG BUILDING
The street car men's union has
bought for $35,000 the lot at the
northwest corner of Ashland blvd and
Van Buren St. A big building will
be put up to be used as headquarters'
for Div. 241 of the Amalgamated As
sociation of Street and Electric Rail
way Employes. The division has 11,
000 surface line and 3,000 elevated
road workers. Over $100,T)00 will be
spent on the building.
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COURTED IN AN AUTO
Married. At the M. E. parsonage
last Thursday evening, Miss Anna
belle Skidder and Charles E. Speed
er. Edgerton, Neb., Gazette,
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