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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 21, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 12

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one night, Jim Flynn escaped what
seemed a certain knockout.
Flynn and a wild swinging but fe
rocious fellow called "Battling Joha
son" came to the ninth "round of a
scheduled ten-round affair.
Flynn had it on Johnson so far as
points were concerned. But Johnson
was very dangerous. Such mep as
Jack Sullivan could do no better than
outbox 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
Flynn 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 dashed away toward
a far side of the ring and stood ner
vous and rattled. In the 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
popular decision.
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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.
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Basketball Scores
Lane heavies 18, Crane 11.
Waller heavies 17, Schurz 16.
Medill bantams 18, Hyde Park 10.
Bowen bantams 23, Phillips 0.
- Bowen lights 28, PhilHga 7.A ,
BOOST TOUHY FOR ALDERMAN
AT NONPARTISAN MEETING
Support 6f John J. Touhy, who is
making an independent canvass for
alderman in the 18th ward against
B. J. ("Barney") Grogan and the tet
ter's alleged "straw man," John R.
Lewis, the Republican nominee, is to tf
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
Mijls, Dr. Howard S. Taylor, Miss E.
L. Dietz, Att'y W. H. Holly and Aid.
Carl T. Murray, Republican, will
speak.
A nonpartisan Touhy organization,
the formation of which was begun
last week, already has membership
of more than 1,800. ,
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THREATS TO MRS. BRITTON ARE
BEING INVESTIGATED
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.
TELEGRAPH BRIEFS
Washington. American copper
producers agree to let government
have 45,000,000 pounds of copper for
military use at 16 and fraction cents
a pounds, a little more than half the
current price.
" 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 v
down the river of Doubt
New: Haven. Faculty and officers ,
of Yale university petition Pres. Wil
son to prepare and not to lean on
Great Britain.
London. Employers have been
appealed to to amalgamate their in
terests so as to reelase all possible
workers for service in the tranches.

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