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How a Girl Blundere
(vv. R. Roie, in dec
The young woman paused in the
doorway. The young man at the
table looked up and liked the picture.
"Come in," he called.
She advanced timidly.
"If you have the time," she said,
?I-i would like to submit a play."
"So I gathered from the fact that
you have the manuscript with you,"
said the man. "Be seated, please."
She looked at him in some surprise.
"Was this the man she had been
warned against, the petulant, irri
table, outspoken manager?
"It is my first effort," she ex
"I can imagine so," he said. "You
can't have been at the business very
.Evidently this was a reference to
"I am twenty-two," she hastily
said, "and I have studied the best
authors, and seen the best plays."
He smiled again.
"No doubt your hours have been
well spent," he said. "At the same
time the influence of the best au
thors and the best plays may hamper
rather than assist."
Her face clouded a little.-.
"?ut if we cannot go to' them for
help and inspiration, where can we
"I wish I could tell you," said the
"I am taking a great liberty," she
"In what way?"
"I am going to ask you to let me
read a little of my play."
He looked doubtful for a fleeting
"I am considering," he said.
"I know it is irregular," she mur
mured, "but you seem so kind that
I am daring enough to take the lib
"Have you any idea how many
.plays come into this office every day?"
"Neither have I But they total
an astonishing number-most of
them absolutely impossible."
"Yes, it's very discouraging."
"It. certainly is very discouraging
for the hopeful manager."
"D-do you read all the plays that
come into the office?'"
He laughed. He was much
"Certainly not. There are two
readers who do nothing else."
"I suppose jt would have been just
as well if- I had mailed my manu
scilpt. But people say such unpleas
ant things. They have told me that
my play would be thrust away into a
moldy cabinet-and never looked at
"Then thsy. said that if there was
anything good in my play it would be
-be borrowed." -
Ho looked at her flushed cheeks,
her sparkling eyes.
"You are not writing plays for a
"Merely a diversion?"
"Yes. Of course, I want to-to do
"A light and easy occupation that
can be carried on at home. I see."
"I have written a few little plays.
One of them was performed while I
was at school at Wellesley. It was
"I know the variety."
"Then I wrote a two-act play for a
dramatic duh. . It was never per
"That's a pity."
"The club broke up during the first
rehearsal. There were too many
stars, I think."
"I know that variety of club."
The girl nodded.
"And that's the extent o' my dra
"It's not overcrowded," he said,
and looked at his watch.
The girl leaned forward.
"Isn't it true that managers are
always on the lookout for good
"Of course it's true."
"And that they will take a good
play even by an unknown author?" .
"That's equally true."
She sighed again.
"That's my only hope," she said.
He looked at her curiously.
"You take this rath sr seriously,"
"Isn't that the right way to take
lt? I want to succeed. I want to do
something worth while. Il isn't as if
I needed the money. My i'ather is
but never mind that. ? have a long
ing to be famous. Ever since Brew
ster Allen made his grea>: success I
have felt that I could succeed, too."
"Brewster Allen", eh?"
"D-do you know him?f
"A little. Are you aware that
Brewster Allen tramped up and down
the managerial stairs for five years
before he could get a hearing?"
"Yes. Isn't ii a romantic story.
And he was so poor, and yet so brave
and hopeful. And now he ls the most
famous of them all-with honors and
money just pouring in upon him!"
The man laughed.
"I told you I knew him a little
although this isn t the office that first
appreciated his genius. Would you
be surprised to learn that he has
quite written himself out-that he is
tired and jaded, and harassed by the
'claims upon him-by the importunate
demands upon his pen, and that he
is torn with fear lest his next drama
should show the effect of his mental
exhaustion and prove a failure?"
The girl shook her heat.
"That doesn't seem possible," she
said. "No doubt he bab oeen feted
. and flattered too much. It doesn't
seem as if the man who wrote 'The
Alchemist' could ever do anything
"You have seon 'The Alchemist?' *.
He looked at his watch again and
glanced at the volume in limp leather
that the girl had laid on the table.
d Into Good Fortune.
?land Plain Dealer,;
"May I read it now?" she asked.
"You may read the cast and the
synopsis. You have a synopsis?"
She had. a pleasant voice and she
read well. ?
Presently he checked her.
?Am I to point out the faults as
you go along?"
"Freely and frankly?"
"Then I don't like your fast of
characters. You have too^many peo
ple to handle. Cut the crowd down
to nine. Those hackneyed lay figures
should be on the ash heap."
Then she began upon the scenery.
Presently he shook his head.
"You attempt too rauch in your
first act. Let ,the plot work itself
out. Too many people are trying to
develop it. And I can see that the
first act is short in action. You'll
have to change all thai."
The girl looked up.
"?-I. wanted to make it seem
real," she explained.
"All sorts of crimes are committed
under the name of realism," he told
her. "It's a sadly abused word. Go
"Is-is it worth wh'le?"
"Ot course it is. Tliis ls your
golden chance. It is quite possible
you may never have the. opportunity
of seeing me again."
And he suddenly laughed.
"You are very kind," she said.
"You are so difieren- from what I
feared you might be.'
"You can't turn me from my high
purpose," he said. "I am the inexor
able critic. B?arthls in mind."
She had just resumed her reading
when there was a sr-und of a wild
tumult in the hall.
The girl stopped :o listen. The
man suddenly arose. The noise in
creased. There were distinct shouts.
The man opened tte hall door. A
pungent odor instar-itly filled the
room. . The hall was growing dim be
hind a blue haze.
"There seems to be a fire in. the
building," said the man. He gave the
girl a quick glance. She had arisen
and her cheeks had suddenly paled,
but she stood firm and erect.
"Is there any danger?" she asked,
and her voice was steady.
"I'll Investigate. Don't leave the
room. I'll let you know."
He closed the door behind him, but
in a moment was back again, choking
and coughing. He slimmed the door
"A good deal of smoke is coming
up the elevator shaft and the narrow
stairway," he explained. "The ele
vator, isn't running, and it wouldn't
be safe to try the stairway."
The girl glanced toward the win
"Then there Is nothing to do but
wait," she, quickly siid.
He looked at her with strong ad
miration In his quick glance.
Then he crossed tc the window and
raised the heavy sash and looked out.
A hoarse murmur came up from the
street far below.
The haze in the rc om was growing
"Come," the man quickly called to
the girl. "There IE plenty of pure
air here. Don't look down. Do you
see this ledge here and the fire es
cape five ' window3 away? Yes?
Well, when the time comes-which,
praise God, It will not-you and I
will walk along that ledge to the es
"Yes," said the jirl. "I under
"You are splendid," said the man.
"I am horribly sf raid," said the
"h'o am I," said the man.
They knelt together* by the window
and leaned out across the sill, and
both were silent.
The crowd shouted, the gongs
crashed, and then the smoke seemed
The man drew bick.
"I'll investigate," he said. .
When he came back he was cough
ing and laughing, too.
"Danger's over," he cried. "They
checked the fire oa a lower floor.
Now they are tryln? to get the ele
vator up." He look?d at her curious
ly. "Don't they usually faint when
it's all over?"
She suddenly laughed. She laughed
"Don't," he gently cautioned her.
a doh %r ?
As a gontlemen's agreem
chains, Tip, of the New Yor
code. It is permitted
1. To iun over a woman
not over somebody's hat whicl
2. To out off a pedestrii
his clothes with mud.
3. To break up a funeral
a dog fight.
4. To smash into a carria
occupants to a hospital.
5. To wreck a machine v
but not to admit they were pi
6. To commit perjury in
in counterfeit money.
7. To go joy riding if the
not if he is in Europe.
(a) It is considered un
over a man and see that he i?
over him t.gain. By his sur
having earned a reprieve for .t
(b) Civility to those wh
(c) Special favors to bli
to be tolerated.
(d) Violations of the co<
police, must be promptly rep(
committee empowered to pui
convicted cf gentlemanly cone
Failure to observe the cc
first offense, will subject the
lng allowed to commit only t
For tho second offense the
to only on ; killing a week.
"You can't Imagine what I am (
laughing at," she said. "It's at a'
scene in that two-act play I told you
about. I thought it wonderfully real
istic when I wrote it. But now." She
suddenly laughed again.
"Sit down," he said. "You are ex
"I must tell you about it," she went
on. "The hero and the heroine are
penned lia a lofty building and a fire
breaks out-just as this did. And
then the two show their real natures
-just as they would in actual life.
She grows sentimental and he curses
fate. She remembers her happy child
hood anc! he talks about dying like a
rat in a trap. And I thought it was
"Come," said the man, "don't you
want to go home?"
"Why, no," said the girl. "I want
to tell you about the play. You know
you said it was very doubtful if I ever
saw you again."
"I hope I was mistaken about that,"
he said. And .the girl's cheeks sud-,
"I know I have done pretty much
everything wrong," she hastily said,
"but I want you to hear the whole
plot. Let me tell you the third act.
I will talk fast."
He nodded and she.began the rela
tion. She gave the scene wiri a sim
ple earnestness that was impressive
in Its unaffected way.
"You see what I meant to empha
size," she said. "Here is the young
wife wild with anxiety because she
fears her husband's honor is in dan
ger. These people who are his ene
mies, the young husband's stepmoth
er and the stock gambling rival, have
come to denounce him. You see the
course she takes. She deliberately
lies to save the man she adores. Her
nature suddenly changes. She lies
glibly and artistically. The step
mother and the broker know she is
lying, but the husband and the father
think she is speaking the truth-and
the truth is abhorrent. The father,
bowed and broken by her falsehoods,
denounces her. To him she has al
ways been an innocent, truthful child
-the thought that she may be lying
is absurd. And the husband, equally
stupid, turns from her and goes away
with the unhappy father. To add to
.her wretchedness the stepmother
tells her the sacrifice was thrown
away-that her husband had been
proved innocent of the charge
against him." The girl paused and
looked at the man. "Is there any
thing in that?" she asked.
He was staring at the ceiling.
"I am trying to see the scene," he
slowly said. "It's a little hazy. I
like lt. I like it better as it grows
The girl watched him with eager
eyes. He quickly looked down at her.
"What do you say to collaborating
on it?" he abruptly asked.
Before she could reply to this as
tonishing question the door suddenly
opened and a stout man entered.
He paused and stared from the girl,
to the man.
Then his face lighted up.
"Why, Brewster Allen," he Joyous
ly cried, "I am delighted to see you!
I would have been up sooner, but that
fire on the sixth floor kept me fuming
in the street. Did it scare you? And
have you got a.play for rae?"
The eminent dramatist laughed.
He had reached across the table and
drawn the girl's manuscript toward
him. He threw a quick glance at the
"Miss Thorne," he said, "let me
present Manager Follansbee of twenty
theatres or more. Miss Emily Thorne,
The girl stared from the great play
wright to the great producer.
And she had stupidly taken the one
for the other. Her fair face slowly
"When I came into your office,"
said the dramatist, "I-meant to tell
you that I was tired out and had an
Immediate European trip in view.
But I have changed my mind. I have
asked Miss Thorne to collaborate with
me on a four-act drama, and if she
consents you shall have the finished
product in just six weeks."
The great producer looked from the
man to the girl. But he was too wise
to make any comment.
"Fine," he cried. "Consider the
collaborated drama accepted. My
congratulations, Miss Thorne."
The dramatist turned to the girl.
"The principal difficulty having
been removed," he said, "it only re
mains for us to begin work at once."
The great manager stared at the
leather bound manuscript. It evi
dently had played an important part
in this strange little comedy. The
girl suddenly put out her hand to
"At once" she said.
ent, more binding than legal
k Press, offers an automobile
with a baby in her arms, but
i has blown off.
m's head,, but not to spatter.
by cutting through it, but not
ge, but not to take the injured
/hon it is full of chorus girls,
court, but not to pay the fine
owner of the car is home, but
sportsmanlike when you run
j not dead to go back and run
vival he must be regarded as
he rest of that day only,
ose way you block absolutely
nd and one-legged people not
ie, particularly in fear of the
>rted In formal charges to '
lish offenders and any ow^er
ide and the conventions, as a
offender to the penalty of be
wo killings a day for the next
penalty will be a life sentence
ALL READY FOR TF
-Cartoon by 1
Steel and Iron Industries, Cot?
Railroad transportation, Eui
Lakesland Other Lines All
of Development-Three S
ii OOO More For Wheat
Washington, D. C.-Telegrams fri
rentres pf the United States clearly sin
"good times" will rule everywhere.
The proofs of this are found in t
immediate increases in such basic in?
woolen manufactures, railroad transp
moree on the great lakes.
Some of these industries, like wo
precedented business. Order* are nc
spring deliveries, and higher ?price list:
The panic of 1907 is already anci
of it will, it ls predicted, disappear in t
New England Cotton Mills
Providence, R. L-Rhode Island's
cotton mill owners have in course of
erection'or planned for the year new
plants, additions, renovations and
storerooms involving an outlay of
fully $2,500,000, more than half of
which has been expended in the last
And there have been no labor trou
bles, nor is there any on the horizon,
according to Colonel R. H. I. God
dard, head of the famous Lonsdale
Company, which has expended fully
$300,000 thia year.
Tust seventeen new mills have been
built or proposed in Rhode Island.
The Independent Cotton Manufactur
ing Company, of Manville, plans a
$200,000 cotton mill; the Seminole
Manufacturing Company, Pawtucket,
ls making'an outlay of $100,000; the
Lorraine Manufacturing Company will
have an addition to cost $1,500,000
and give employment to 2500 opera
More than forty-five new woolen
mills .have 'been constructed or pro
posed. : .
Where $410,000,000 Unfilled
Orders Are in Sight.
New York City.-With the railroad
plans in sight for the raising of $165,
000,000 to $170,0O0,-O00, most of
which Is to be expended on improve
ments and new construction, the steel
companies contracting for the e.rpen
iiture of almost $100,000,000 on new
plants and with - unfilled orders:
amounting to more than $410,000,
000 already on the books of a few o'
the leading companies in the princi
pal industries, the outlay of cash in
this country in the next twelve months
ls expected by trade experts to be the
largest ever known In our domestic
So far as the railroads are con
cerned, stock market authorities pre
dict that before the year ls out new
securities will be placed on sale that
will bring the total for the twelve
months , up to the enormous sum of
51,000,000,000, and probably $1,
250,000,000, thus verifying James J.
Hill's prophecy that in good times
this country needs a billion dollars a
rear fresh capital for new construc
tion and improvements.
Pour Companies to
A canvass by reporters of the steel
ind Iron corporations showed that a
total to be spent by four of them
ilone for n?w construction ia the next
twelve months amounted to $74,000,
500. In detail the figures are as fol
United States Steel Cor
Tones & Laughlin. 15,000,000
Bethlehem Steel Company 3,000,000
Republic Steel and Iron
Heavy expenditures are also con
templated by the Pennsylvania Steel
Company, the Maryland Steel Com
pany, the Inland Steel Company, the
Colonial Steel Company, the Southern
Steel Company and the Sheffield Coal
ind Iron Company.
That these expenditures are war
ranted ls proved by the unfilled or
lers on the books. A computation of
mese from the records of a few lead
ing concerns, in the dlfferer.t indus
Penn. Grove Campers Hear
Abont Good Old Bays.
York, Pa.-A plea for the old-fash
oned church was made by Rev. Mr.
Kendall, of Cleveland, at the Bible
itudy service at the Penn Grove As
?embly In contrasting the church of
:o-day with the church of St. Paul.
The speaker deplored the introduc
ion of opera singers into the choirs
ind the preference given the wealthy
n the selection of officers i.i so many
murches. These things, he said,
;tand in the way of many who would
otherwise join with the churches.
Justice Brewer alluded to Roose
velt as the President who spoke of
'me and my navy."
M. Marcel Pr?vost has been elected
x>*the Acad?mie Francaise in suc
:ession to Victorien Sardou.
Senator Raynor and his family
ipend the summer at his son's coun
ty home,, near Cambridge, Md.
Ambassador Bryce has seven
l-L.D.'s, two B. C. L.'s, two Litt. B.'s
md one B. P. Sc., not to mention his
i. B. and his honorary fellowships
it Trinity and Oriel Colleges, Ox
IE "BARN DANCE."
iV. A. Rogers, in the New York Herald.
SE IN ALL LINES
ion and Woolen Manufactures,
.opean Imports, Commerce on
Show Unmistakable Trend
tates WiU Get $165,000,
Crop Than Last Year,
om the manufacturing and agricultural
aw that before autumn is far advanced
he present activity or preparations for
iustries as steel and iron, cotton and
lortation, European imports and com?
olen and cotton, are already doing un
m being refused for next winter and
s are in preparation,
ent history. The lust lingering effects
Iiis fall's awakening of trade.
tries, shows the amount to be as fol
Steel and allied compa
Blast and furnace com
Equipment companies... 25,000,000
Electric companies. 30,000,000
Locomotive companies.. 25,000,000
The bituminous coal trade, another
Barometer of general manufacturing
business, is increasing.
In line with the activity in the steel
and iron trades, the woolen manufac
turers also are getting busy. Not
withstanding tht fact that the prioi
of raw material in their line is hlghei
to-day than it has been for twenty
years, the mills are stocking up for a
demand that they exyect to be excep
tional. Reports from the Boston mar
ket show ?hat in one week the manu,
facturer? bought more than 15,000,
000 pounds of wool, and thrtt all the
companies are installing new and im
proving old machinery.
Wheat Crop of Unpre
Minneapolis, Minn. - Estimates
made by wheat experts of the prom
ised yield of the States of Minnesota
and North and South D?kota, the
three greatest wheat States, place this
year's crop at 235,000,000 bushels,
worth 3300,000,000 at current prices,
or $165,000,000 more than last year's
Fewer Idle Freight Cars
Throughout the Country.
Chicago. - The fortnightly report
of the American Railway Association
on car surpluses and shortages shows
a further decrease in idle cars, bring
ing the total down to 260,227. Of
this reduction 2536 are box and 1000
coal and gondola cars.
Woolen Trust So Busy
It Declines Orders.
Boston.-The $5,000,000 new pre
ferred stock of the American Woolen
Trust authorized by the stockholders
on July 17, has substantially a" been
taken by-stockholders at par. Impor
tant new construction and extension
work on the mill will be begun at
once. Officers of the Trust confident
ly expect a business of $70,000,000
next year, the largest in the history
of the company. Orders are being de
clined for future delivery at current
Traffic is Booming
on the Great Lakes.
Washington, D. C. - Lake traffic
figures Indicate improvement in the
business situation aa compared with
conditions a year ago. The domestic
shipments from lake ports of the
leading classes of commodities were
10,179,633 net tons last month, com
pared with 7,427,616 net tons in
1908, and 10,690,632 net . tons
shipped in 1907.
The domestic shipments for the ?
current season to the end of June,
19,589,552 net tons, were about sixty
five per cent, in excess of the domes- |
tic shipments for the corresponding :
period of 1908, but this year's total ?
still falls much below the 1907 fig- ?
All the cities on cue great lakes re- ]
port business at flood tide.
Oklahoma Treasurer Deposits
State's Money in Kansas Bank. ,
Guthrie, Okla.-In spite of the ad- .
vantages supposed to be derived from |
the Oklahoma bank guaranty law and i
the efforts of the State administration j
to strengthen the law in all its work- ?
InES. lt has develonptf from an official <
reporc made by tn? State examiner
and inspector. Mr. Taylor, that $110,- ,
260 of the State's money has been |
placed by James Menefee, the State <
treasurer, in a Kansas City bank, j
where it does not receive the protec- i
tion of that law.
The Field of Labor. ?
A labor temple will soon be com- I
pleted for the labor unions of ITo- '
qualm, Wash. :
The men who earn a living clean- ?
ing windows are to form a union in ;
New York City. <
A local of Ceramic, Mosaic and En
caustic Tile Layers has been formed
at Vancouver, B. C.
Leather workers comtemplate ma- ?
king a demand for a universal eight
hour day for the craft.
A law providing for a fifty-four- f ]
hour week for women was enacted j
by the Missouri Legislature.
Diamond Gossip and Gene
JACK JOHNSONCANNQT DODGE
Will Be Compelled to Give Jeffries
an Answer to Statement Claim
ing World's Title.
New York.-So far as money has
anything to do with prize fighting,
James J. Jeffries has done as much
as he can to get Johnson to meet him
in the ring.
Five one thousand dollar bills, pre
sent vintage, as yellow as saffron, and
as well engraved as any bills that
ever were turned out by a govern
ment artist, have been hung dn the
gallery to await the pleasure of the
negro who holds the championship.
The money has been posted with a
stipulation that may make Johnson
dance. Not' only is he to meet this
$5,000 with a similar amount to in
sure the match, but he must put up
another $5,000 as a side bet in order
to make the trouble of training worth
the time of the big fellow.
That will make a total purse of
$20,000, winner to take all. There,
are some who believe that Johnson
will come a cropper trying to meet
these conditions. He has some
money of his own. . How much no
one knows. He earned quite a little
by his fights abroad, and since he has
been home he has possessed himself
of that, .inalienable right which be
long to fighters-to get rid of It as
quickly as possible. From all ac
counts he has been faithful and per
severing in his energy to separate
himself from anything which he may
have deposited in the bank. He
may have a larger sinking fundj than
any one knows. )
Another question is whether John
son can induce any backer of prize
fighters to put up the money for him
V. he doesn't happen to have the loose
change in his trousers', pocket.
Of course, if the champion can't
get the-necessary sum together Jeff
irdesi will not (feel lt jincumbent to
wait more than four months to close
the match. He can gracefully de
cline to continue negotiations and
Johnson will suffer accordingly.
Meanwhile Jeffries has made up his
ming to go to Europe. That's set- ?
tied for the time being. He will
travel to Carlsbad to try the springs.
There are a great many distinguished 1
persons in Carlsbad and on their way !
to Carlsbad for the same purpose.
Some of the members of the most 1
noted families of Europe are going to j
be present at the springs shortly. j
Take a brief glance over this Jeff
ries matter and note how he has .
been forced to become a fighter again. \
practically against his will. While !
he was out in California, enjoying
himself and making what money he J
could in the business which he has
established in Los Angeles, a smart *
theatrical man in New York suddenly .
conceived the notion that it would be
a good business venture to put Jeff
ries on the stage again.
A dispatch was sent to the former
champion that he would be paid $2.'500
a week, or something of that sort, if
he would agree to three months
Of work before the public. That look
ed like such easy money that Jeffries
stopped to think it over, especially as 1
it provided an opportunity to get 1
back to the east and see old friends, i
In a few days the preliminaries <
were arranged, and with a smart re- i
compense for every day that he was <
away from home the once champion <
started away from the folks and came 1
east. Of course, the moment that he i
got east it wasn't like the theatrical <
folk who had engaged him to per
mit the . ' ,:c to forget for a minute'*
that the. 'ght be a chance that he t
would tc! o to the ring again, and '<
through the cheerful art of the inter- *
viewer Jeffries was advertised every ?
five or six? minutes. t
By and by it began to look as if '
he would not make it his object to t
meet Johnson. Then there was an- 1
other turn of the adventurous press
agent's mimeograph and Jeffries f
bounded back to the center of the 1
Between stories which were and t
stories which were not denied, the big ?
fellow, little by little, was forced In- t
to the position that he is found to- *
day, in spite of the Tact that there
Is reason to believe that he would pre- 1
fer to be left to comfort, and that he s
?lld mean it when he said he was tired
of righting for the benefit of the pub
lic or for the benefit of Jeffries.
Johnson must make some kind of 1
a. reply to Jeffries. What it will be i
remains to be seen. He can't ig- I
nore this formal announcement by a c
man who, in his prime, could have I
whaled Johnson abound the ring and r
back again. 1
The chances are about as good that
he may do lt now if it ever b ecomes
necessary. The difference between
a fight now and one when Jeffries ?
tvas at his best is just the difference
Lhat age insists the human being must
nay when the mind that controls it f
Insists that it shall undertake physic- t
il efforts that were once matters of 0
3asy achievement. . 11
Jeffries is not in anything like the *
condition that he was when he fought r
those famous encounters at Coney Isl- 0
md in this city. Perhaps he is a
lighter and some harder in flesh than ^
when he first came east 1
Tn his present condition he would
lispose of Johnson quickly If the
legro takes no better care of himself *
than he l'as in the last two months. *
Those who have seen him in the west J'
say he is showing plenty of signs of !:
sajsy living and that he will not be
ible to train himself thoroughly as 0
juickly as he Imagines. '
Pittsburg will probably be the first v.
:eam In the major league to reach the o
100 mark in runs. Up to Friday the o
Pirates had scored 391 times in 87 ?
james, an average of more than four C
runs per game. They had made 777 a
iasehlts, had stolen 101 bases and t
nade 113 sacrifice hits, J
BY JIMMIE BRITT.
London.-Johnny Summers, the
acme of English lightweights, won his
fight with Jimmy Britt, the C?liiornia
lightweight, at the Memorial Grounds
in Westham by a clean knockout In
the ninth round.
It was the Britisher's fight from
the first, and though Britt displayed
much of his old-time cleverness, he
wore himself out in the first two
rounds after which it was apparent
that the California was in for a good
?Summers waa a 6 to 4 and 2 to 1
favorite in tho betting and the Amer
ican contingent put up several thou
sand dollars on Britt at these prices.
Summers got stronger, apparently,
as the fight progressed and in the
ninth round, in answer to the cries
of his friends for a knockout, rushed
Britt '"i ovfr the ring and poured in
? : ..Mug of blows that soon had
jimmy utterly helpless.
Summers cleaned up a $500 purse
and half the gate receipts by his vic
New York.-Jimmy Britt thinks he
was robbed during the fight in Lon
don. In a cablegram to a New York
sporting man, received after the bat
tle, Harry Pollock, manager for Britt,
ieclares the American fighter was
aot knocked out in the ninth round,
alleging that the English referee hur
ried the count along until he counted
'ten" much too soon. He claims
Britt was on his feet and ready to
continue the fight in 10 seconds. It
ls probable that Britt will remain in
England and make a further effort to
Eight Summers, who has already been
matched to fight Freddie Welsh for
the lightweight championship of Eng
O'BRIEN IS THE BETTER.
Denver.-Philadelphia Jack O'Brien
tad the better of Jim Flynn, the Fue
llo fireman, in a six-round go here.
O'Brien's margin was not great. In
'act, Flynn finished the stronger of
:he two and in the final round had
D'Brien in visible distress, opening
i cut over his left eye and sending
lim to his corner a little unsteady.
Flynn throughout the fight rushed
continually. He landed hard and
jften on O'Brien in the second round,
[n the first, third, fourth and fifth
rounds, O'Brien got his'left, jab and
right uppercut In working order and
lad a good shade in all, although
F*l.vrin was fighting ?" lhe time.
In the last round. ?owever, Flynn
looked a left to O'Brien's eye the in
stant they came together and banged
lim up against the ropes with a suc
cession of rights and lefts and O'Brien
mierged from the rally with a lot
if his steam gone.
O'Brien opened an old cut over
lynn's left eye in the third round
ind made it his mark toward the
close, the eye by that time being
:OLLINS GIVING TY COBB
A MERRY CHASE.
Boston, Mass.-"In the American
eague it looks as if Eddie Collins
lad Ty Cobb, the Detroit speed chap,
:ied to a post." says Al Watts, a lo
cal critic. "Collins is every bit as
"ast as Cobb in getting to first and has
lisplayed even more daring than
Dobb on the bases so far this year.
?Vhen it comes right down to facts
t is the daring base running that gets
credit for being a speed wonder."
Ham Hyatt is the leading batsman
>f the league. He has taken part in
!6 games, has been at bat 29 times,
ind has made ll hits. He has also
?cored five runs. Of Hyatt's clout3
bree have been doubles and two trip- .
es.' He has proved a marvelous help
o the Buccaneers, being a wonder at
utting in a pnich.
Wagner is the real leader. He
ell off to .346 during the past weeli,
mt ls still many points ahead of his
?earest competitor who has taken
?art in the same number of games,
?'red Clarke maintains his place in
he .300 class, and Jack Miller ls
igaln hovering around the .290 mark.
'Chief" Wilson has risen to .252, havy
ng gained 10 points in a week. He
leems destined to go still higher.
Brannigan Beats Harvey.
New York.-In a IP-round bout
ier? last night before the Sharkey
Uhletic club, Patsy Brannigan, of
^ttsburg. defeated Charley Harvey,
>f Philadelphia. Harvey had the
jest of the first six rounds, but Bran
igan beat him to a standstill in the
ast four. .
Chance for Smallwood.
New York.-Percy Smallwood, mid
lie distance champion, and Henri St
fves, the world's champion for the
ull Marahton distance, were watched
o race 12 miles at Cincinnati Satur
lay, August 14, the race being at
light by electric light. This wjll be
he first time these two runners havo
net. Each -has established a rec
>rd. Smallwood annexing the 5. 10, 12
nd 15-mile world's marks, while St.
'ves is the holder of aU records from
G to 26 miles, 385 y
The rematching of Ketchel and
?apke for a 45-round bout at Colma on
lepterr' 3r 9, which looks to be a cer
ainty, means that Promoter Coffroth
; anxious to have Ketchel re-estab
ish himself as the most formidable
pponent for Jack Johnson, witjh
.hom the Michigan Lion is matched
r> fight on October 12. If Ketchel
.'ill climb on the water wagon with
ut delay and begin the hardest kind
f training it is thought that he can
ispose of Papke in summary fashion,
?therwise Papke will beat him out of
rare chance to win fame and for
une in the event of a victory ovex