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double. Three of Fohl's pitchers
Joe Stecher and Strangler Lewis
may not be paid for their five-hour
wrestling draw at Omaha Tuesday.
The promoter is holding - out, de
manding they finish the bout.
Jimmy Kilroy, North Side fight
manager, is getting busy with the
promoters and it looks like a hot
summer for Jim's stable; Jim has
matched his star middlewieght, Ter
ry Thomas, with Dan Gallagher for
a scrap the 21st of this month, the
weight to be 158 pounds at 3 o'clock.
Andy Williams, Kilroy's lightweight,
is aiming higher and has been
matched with Ever Hammer for ten
rounds at the next show pulled off in
East Chicago. Kilroy's boy is to get
25 per cent of the gate and Hammer
will receive $1,000. Williams worked
out with Johnny Dundee when the
latter was preparing for Hammer,
and the Scotch Wop was loud in his
praises of the local lad. Williams'
record is studded with victories over
A runner named Swett is the lat
est to take up marathoning. Con
sidering the recent weather, it's not
an inappropriate moniker.
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SUIT AGAINST RJCH MAN SHOWS
SOME INTERESTING THINGS
How public service franchises
bring riches to those who secure con
trol of them was shown during the
progress of the suit of Chas. A. No
wak, Beverly Hills, against Clarence
H. Geist, Philadelphia capitalist, who
is reputed to be worth more than
Nowak sued for $80,000, which he
said was owing him from an old
partnership with Geist He was
granted a verdict of $912.50.
Fifteen years ago Geist was a con
ductor on one of the Rosk Island
road's suburban trains. He saw the
possibilities for making money out of
public service franchises and formed
a partnership with Nowak. Neither
had any money, but they managed
to borrow a little.
Later Geist wanted to sign a joint
note for $8,000 to enter into more
extensive operations, but Nowak
backed out Geist we'nt it alone and
became the man of wealth he is to
day. Geist made a fortune by get
ting the gas and electric franchises
in East Chicago and Hammond. He
did the same in other cities.
Case of Mrs. Dollie Matters con
tinued until July 31.
Philip L. .Sullivan named master in
chancery to Judge Jos. B. David.
Thompson-Lundin forces blocked
plan to call G. O. P. county conven
tion. Illinois Wholesale Grocers' ass'n
went on record against use of trad
ing stamps and coupons.
Chris Wiehe sued Chas. S. Smith,
mayor of Berwyn, for $25,000. Suit
grew out of political feud.
W. Randolph street property-owners
discussed plans for bringing S.
Water street merchants to West Side
at meeting last night.
Frank Vorisek, tombstone man,
wants injunction against St. Adal
bert cemetery owners. Says they are
interfering with his business,