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me night, Jim Flynn escaped what
seemed a certain knockoutr
, Flynn .and a wild swinging but fe
rocious fellow called "Battling John
son" came to the ninth round of a
scheduled ten-round affair.
Flynn had it on Johnson s'o-far as
points were concerned. But Johnson
was very dangerous. Such men as,
sJack Sullivan could do no better than
butbox him and mark him up. He
was ugly at close quarters.
In the ninth Johnson landed on
Flynn and Jim went down. He looked
all in. About the count of seven
IMynn staggered up. A baby's breath
would have blown him down. John
Son started a terrific swing, but just
then a loud report like a gun shot
was heard and the ring became a
dense cloud of white smoke. A pho
tographer had taken a flashlight pic
ture. Johnson evidently was badly
frightened. He dasheikaway toward
a far side of the ring and stood ner
vous and rattled. In tjje meantime
Flynn had recovered himself a little
and held his feet. The gong ended
the round before Johnson realized
what had happened. He couldn't get
back at the helpless Flynn. In the
tenth round Flynn came strong, and,
outpointing Johnson, was given the
NAMES COPS IN GRAFT
William Howard, convicted auto
thief, is said to have, made a complete
confession-to Ass't State's Att'y Sul
livan, naming two policemen at the
West Chicago av. station as" bene
fitting from graft. Howard, who is
under a one to ten years' sentence,
is believed to have been urged to
confess by his wife.
Lane heavies 18, Crane 11.
vValler heavies 17, Schurz 16.
.Iedill bantams 18, Hyde Park 10.
Bowen bantams 23, Phillips 0.
liowen lights 28, Phillips 7.
BOOST TOUHY FOR ALDERMAN
AT NONPARTISAN MEETING
Support of John J. Touhy, who 'is
making an independent canvass for
alderman in the 18th ward against
B. J. ("Barney") Grogan and the-lat-ters
alleged "straw man," John R.
Lewis, the Republican nominee, is to
be urged at a big nonpartisan meet
ing to" be held this evening at Oakley
hall, Oakley av. and W. Madison st.
Miss Harriet E. Vittum of North
western Univ. settlement, Wiley
Mills, Dr. Howard S. Taylor, Miss E.
L. Dietz, Att'y W. H. Holly and Aid.
Carl T. Murray, Republican, will
A nonpartisan Touhy organization,
the formation of which was begun
last week, already has membership
of more than 1,800.
THREATS TO MRS. BRITTON ARE
Investigation is being made of
threatening letters sent to Mrs.
Gertrude Howe Britton by Wm'.
Mansfield Williams, negro convict in
Joliet, whom Mrs. Britton aided at
one time. Mrs. Britton is of the
opinion that the negro imagined she
was indifferent to his plea for aid.
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TELEGRAPH BRIEFS '
Washington. American copper
producers agree to let government
have 45,000)00 pounds of copper for
military use at 16 and fraction cents
a pounds, a little more than .half the
New York, David Livingstone
centenary medal presented by Amer
ican Geographic society to Theodore
Roosevelt in honor of his service to
science of geography on his trip
down the river of Doubt
New Haven. Faculty and officers
of Yale university petition PresT Wil
son to prepare and not to Ieanon
London. Employers 4iave been
appealed to to amalgamate their in
terests so as to reelase all possible
workers for service in the trenches.