Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1924 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. external link Learn more
Image provided by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Urbana, IL
Newspaper Page Text
iiJtUl4JJI UJi.LU, yUJ J. i .4
AINT NATURE WONDERFUL!
, Confession of a Prizefighter
To start off with, you'se guys are
a"8well bunch, of boobs and easy
marks. Jf you, weren't, how much
chanct d'ye suppose us-prizefighters
would have to get away with our
"game"? I don't see how I do it, but
I do, and why? Because, as I says
before, you're th' goats.
Heh! heh! how you'se all eat it up!
I get a lot of phony publicity about
myself an' it's all bunk! You see my
pitcher in a medicine ad as how I
take it an' it's responsible for my
wonderful strength and endurance.
Hee! hee! They gave me $14.50 for
my photo an' told me it would be a
great ad for me. .
I'm supposed to be wrifin' stories
for newspapers how to be physical
culture, strong and etc. Wow! Me
writin'! I had a hard enough time
r signing my name' so's it could be
read. Somebody else wrote it and
I got a little kale for it
Tm supposed t' be turnin'down
vaudeville engagements at $1,000 per
week for 15 weeks an Tm refusin' t'
sign-up for fights because they're
15 or 18 thousand $ below my price,
ain't I? Oh, ge, kid, lis'en V me.
In th' prizeflghtin' game a thousand
bucks mean ten seeds and if some
body showed me 1,000 real dollars
for a fight Why, bo! For $1',000 real
U. S. money would I fight? Why,
say, I'D STOP TH WAR!
''There must be some mistake in
'my examination marking, I don't
, think I deserve an absolute zero,"
complained the student
,, y"Neither do I," agreed the instruct
or, "but it's the lowest mark Tm al
lowed to give."
lowan with size 21 shoes kicks
about high cost of walking. Why
doesn't he sell advertising space and
'cut exjsenseet - J
6qSUi U TeoHTft BeT-
bOUW AT Wfc cJ
1 a! gfefiscwfl
UCR. NA6 S ADEUNI
"Whatiklnda pie y got?"
"Apple, peach, lemon, pumpkin,
mince, cocoamit custard, pineappk.
blueberry, blackberry, chocolate and
"Gimme, a jpiece of applef-