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the greatest compliments ever ten
dered a boxer. "Moose" Taussig, who
knows boxing from every angle, said
that Leonard was a Joe Gans, Bat
tling Nelson and Willie Ritchie all by
Leonard1 last . night beat Kid
Thomas in six rounds, at Philadel
phia, From the hop fields of eastern
Washington has come a little Chinese
Jimmy Howe, Champion Chinese
Bantamweight of the World.
typhoon, llis name is Jimmy Howe.
Jimmy is champion Chinese ban
tamweight of the world, and is re
garded as- the fastest -of the Oriental
boxers who have recently gravitated
to the ring.
A stolid little fellow and a demon
for punishment, Jimmy seems . to
have been born to wear the mits. In
the hop fields of Pasco, where he
grew up, the youngster used to vary
the monotony of work by indulging
in shadow bouts, much to the amuse
ment of his staid elders.
He had witnessed a boxing exhibi-tion-
or two at Walla Walla, and from
then on he cherished but one ambi
tion. Charlie Jost, veteran heavyweight
of the Northwest, gave him his
chance. He had noticed Jimmy
shadow boxing in his excitement over
a fast mill, and took the Chinese ban
tam in tow.
Howe is today as popular among
his white associates as he is with the
boys of his own race.
His proud old mother, living at
Pasco, Wash., and reputed to be
worth close to a million, is very in
dulgent with her Jimmy, for the boy
always carries a bankroll large
enough to choke an elephant
Recently "Fighting Billy" Murray,
the famous California middleweight, '
has taken Howe as his protege and
is teaching him a few new tricks.
The "typhoon" is 19 years old and
has the aggressiveness of a cornered
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HURT IN CARSON-PIRIE-SCOTT'S
Another loop department store ac
cident came to light yesterday
through the filing of a suit for $5,000
damages. Carson, Parie, Scott & Co.
is the store hit Mrs. Margaret Reed
Walters, in a suit filed in the circuit
court, charges that she was caught ;r.
in a door and badly injured while V
Western Africa has a small species
of hippopotamus not much larger
than a pig. It has been proposed that
this animal be brought to the '
swamps of Louisiana for cultivation
as a satisfactory substitute for beef.