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Young Corfaett sprung into fame in
a night by knocking out Terry Mc
Govern in two rounds in 1901. The
public, who had made an idol of
"Terrible Terry," thought it was a
fluke. But when they met .again
Terry was again kno'cked out.
Corbett became a jinx victim at
.the hands of Battling Nelson and
Nelson also knocked out Joe Gans
Other famous bouts in Which the
jinx prevailed after the first knock
out were: Jeffries and Fitzslmmdns,
Sharkey "and Choynski, Jeffries and
Corbett, Frank Erne and Jack Skelly
and George Gardner and Kid Carter.
There have been exceptions, the
most notable of which was the two
fights staged. in 1908 between Stan
ley Ketchell and Billy Papke.
After Papke had knocked him out
and won the middleweight title in
September, Ketchell came back with
an 11-round knockout victory in No
vember. It is the only case in ring
history in which a champion won
back a title from the man who, took
it from him.
Willie Lewis knocked outMoe Tip-
man in 1909, six years after Tipmari
had rocked mm to sleep.
The onlyother exception of im
portance were the Ruhlin-Sfiarkey
Tom stopped Ruhlin in the first
round of their first encounter, but
two years later Big Gus slipped over
a kayo on the sailor.
MARKUS HELD TO GRAND JURY
Isadore Markus, proprietor of the
Markup Furniture Co., was held to
the grand jury for perjury and con
spiracy yesterday. He lied to Judge
- Markus was mixed up in the bank
ruptcy case of his brother-in-law,
Morris Kraus, who is accused of
selling a good stock of furniture to
the L. Fish Furniture Co. and then
attemotine to buy it back after he
-vvas declared a bankrupt,. The low I
prices paid by Fish and Kfaus in the 1
exchange -of furniture aroused Judge
LAURETTE CHALLENGES STARS'
TO EXCHANGE ROLES
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Miss Taylor, playing in "The Harp
of Life," has challenged other .stars
in New York to exchange roles at a
benefit matinee. She claims she can
play any part. The .other stars are
Maude Adams, Elsie Ferguson, Fran
ces Starr, .Emma Dunn and Ruth
Chatterton. Emma Dunn has ac
cepted the challenge.
Washington. Preg, Wilson may
make several speeches next summer
to explain at first hand his position
in regard to a world pea"Ce.
Baltimore. Baltimore Sun ad
vances price of i(;s paper from 10 to
13 cents a week. .