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I 16 THE WESTERN WEEKLY I
H i Kid Herman, who has not been very prominent in pugilistic af-
H j fairs since Joe Gans gave him such a beating out in Nevada, has been
H heard from. He has been offered a match with Clarence Forbes at
Hi, Benton Harbor, Mich., on September 7, but up to the present. writing
HI hasn't gotten up nerve enough to accept.
H Pendergast, the lightweight champion of the American fleet,
H put it all over one Raff of Sydney at Sydney on August 24, the
H Australian lasting but five rounds of a scheduled ten-round go.
M But little is heard about the forthcoming Nclson-Gans fight, but
M most of the reports would indicate that Nelson will have a cinch
M when the two meet. Reports from Gans' headquarters arc to the
M effect that he is not in good condition at all, while the Nelson bulletins
M declare that the Dane is as fit as a fiddle. All of this dope may be on
M the blink and Gans may be sending out reports of poor health, "signs
M of old age creeping on him," and all that kind of stuff just to make
M the odds favorable for a big killing. Some of the stuff being sent out
M by Gans' press agent would indicate that he is in such bad shape that
M the men may not meet at all.
M Some of the real wise ones in racing circles in New York state
m sec in the shipment of race horses to Buenos Ayrcs by Haggin and
M Kcenc the end of racing in that state. It is claimed that a number of
m other horsemen intend following the example of these noted horsc
m M The Utah team finished the 200-yard rapid fire and the 200-yard
M slow firing contest ahead of the representatives of five other states
M in the national match at Camp Perry, Ohio.
m A Washington dispatch announces that within a few years one
H of the gamest and showiest specimens of the fish kingdom may be
M caught out of a thousand streams all over the country as a result of
H President Roosevelt's efforts to save it from extermination. This
M fish has been named the Roosevelt golden trout, and is at present
M found only in a small stream on the slopes of Mount Whitney in
M The Coney Island Jockey Club is planning to run races this fall
B in such a manner that the authorities can not interfere. Should it be
H found that professional betting can not be stopped, the gates will be
H closed to the public and the races will be run for the benefit of the
H members. It is to be supposed that the members do not engage in
M Prominent billiardists of New York City arc planning an open
H tournament in which both amateurs and professionals will compete.
H By the way, isn't it about time another billiard tournament was under
H way in Salt Lake City?
H Sam Langford, the colored scrapper, is hollering his head off
H because he can't get a match with some of the real goods among the
1 white scrappers. What's 'the matter with Langford shicing his
H castor in Johnson's back yard. These two colored pugs arc doing a
H whole lot of talking about the white scrappers being afraid of them.
H Let them get together and furnish a little pugilistic excitement on
H their own hook.
H It has been decided to hold the preliminary trials for the Davis
M international lawn tennis cup, won last year in England by the
M Australian team, in this country, on the Longwood, Mass., courts.
H Stanley Ketchcl has been offered a match with Terry Mustainc,
M who has demonstrated that he is some pumpkins as a scrapper as a
M result of his encounters with Twin Sullivan and George Gardner. If
M Stanley accepts, the scrap will take place in San Francisco. Tf prize
fighting was permitted in -Salt Lake, this scrap could be secured.
HH without a doubt.
M Mike Fisher, who is to take an all-star base ball team to Japan.
the Philippir s, and probably to China, will have for the guardian of
the second sack, Pearl Barnes (Casey), who first gained a reputation
in this state, playing on Dad Gimlin's team.
M The people of Ogdcn are to have some real horse races the first
M of October, if the coin will bring the fast ones out, it having been dc-
H cided to put up 4,600 in purses for four days of racing.
M Louis Durham of the Indianapolis team has on three different
B occasions this season pitched two games in one day and won both.
B Durham was at one time a member of a Salt Lake baseball team
and was considered too slow.
M One of the most interesting base ball games of the summer was
pulled off at Walker's field on Sunday morning. It was a battle
royal between the meat cutters from rival butcher shops, the way the
cutters slaughtered the national game being a fright. But the parti-
cipants had all kinds of fun, while the spectators declared was worth
forty times the price of a league game.
M Catcher Street of the Washington baseball team has succeeded i
m performing an often tried feat, which in the past has always rc-
suited in failure. He caught a base ball thrown, or rather dropped
from the top of the Washington monument, the ball dropping
from a height of 550 feet above the pavement.
Additional Dramatics i
Edmund Breeze, the original John Burkett Ryder of "The Lion
and the Mouse," will be seen this season in "The Nebraskan," a new
play by Edith Ellis and under the direction of Henry B. Harris.
Harry Lane, the baritone of "The Yankee Tourist," is considering
an offer to star in an Irish play. Negotiations with Whitehead, the
Irish playwright, have resulted in securing a drama which has been
a success in Dublin.
Some enterprising statistician has compiled figures regarding
the annual theatre attendance in New York City, showing that 20,
000,000 persons attend all sorts of shows in Gotham every year, and
in so doing expend the enormous sum of $100,000,000. This, of course,
ii: not all expended for tickets, as some of the total includes cab and
auto hire, flowers, food and other incidentals included in the even
To produce the plays which New Yorkers go to see costs annually
about $11,000,000. Of this salaries to actors takes about $4,000,000.
ranging from the $12 a week paid the member of the chorus to the ;
$5,000 paid to the higher-priced stars, although there are very few -V-ijetting
It is reported that Elinor Glyn has selected La Siria, an Italian
actress, who has been playing recently in Brussels, for the role of the
mysterious queen in "Three Weeks." La Siria, in private life, is the
Countess Miriodi Venturini.
Gustave von Seyffertitz, Maude Adams' stage manager in "The
Testers," has gone to England for a course of study at Cambridge
The Shuberts seem to be keen for musical comedies with queer
titles. Last season thev stood sponsor for "The White Hen" and '
"The Green Bird." Now thev have secured the rights to a foreign
entertainment called "The Blue Mouse."
"Although Joseph Teffcrson did not ardent it. he once had an
offer of an unusual present. An enterprising aecnt offered him a
patent bed if ho would nro"iif to siv on "il-eniner from his long
sleep in "Rip Van Winkle:" "I would have nc1 a pleasanter time if
I had had one of A 's patent soring beds."
A chorus girl of Chicago has calculated that the chorus girls wear
seventv-thrce pounds of paint a year. She spends in a year 121 hours
and 40 minutes nutting the nnint on nnd thirty hours taking it off.
She is happier when she is taking it off than when she is putting it
on. And this is the fact, she says.
FAREWELL TO SUMMER.
Summer is fading; the broad leaves that grew
So freshly green, when June was young, are falling :
And, all the whisper-haunted forest through
The restless birds in saddened tones arc calling,
From rustling hazel copse and tangled dell.
"Farewell, sweet summer,
Fragrant, fruity summer,
Upon the windy hills, in many a field,
The honey-bees hum slow above the clover,
Gleaning the latest sweets its blossoms may yield,
And, knowing that their harvest-time is over,
Sing, half a lullaby and half a knell,
"Farewell, sweet summer, '
Sweet, farewell!" ' '
I he little brook that babbles mid the ferns.
O'er twisted roots and sandy shallows playjng,
Seems fain to linger in its eddied turns,
And with a plaintive, purling voice is saying
(Sadder and sweeter than my song can tell),
"Farewell, sweet summer,
Warm and drcamv summer,
Sweet, farewell !"
NONE OR HER.
"Yes, my son."
"When a person saws wood it means they say nothing, don't V,
it?" ' . -
"Yes. my boy."
"And do women ever saw wood?"
"No: women believe that sawing wood is a man's work."