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IOHN L SULLIVAN, RING IDOL, DROPS DEAD
Fair to-'nlghtj Sunday, tnow or rain, warmer. COMPLETE- 11 Of HE APES STORY IN TO-DAY'S EVENING WORLD Circalaiion Books Open to AIL" 'Circulation Books Open to AIL PRICE TWO CENTS. 'VLJSS' NEW YORK, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1918. 14 PAGES PRICE TWO CENTS. i 1 S ! ! : nI I "Circulation Books Open to AIL" - WOMEN STRIKERS JOIN IN BERLIN RIOTS SECRETARY BAKER JOHN L DIES AT AGE OF 60, FIGHTING TO LAST Former Heavyweight Cham pion Stricken by Heart Disease at His Home. BATTLES AGAINST KND. Ring Veteran Succumbs as He Protests to Companion He "Feels Better." ABES'GDON, Mass.. Feb :.-Flght-Inr to the last, unmindful of tho fact bat lio wns at last whipped for all tlmo, John L Sullivan, former heavyweight champion, died of heart jcneas at bin home near here this afternoon. Attacked by Illness about 11 o'clock tbe jriuid old fighter made a su premo eff-ir to "conn ' Ikiu." 'uiu failed. fin died protesting that lie felt better v The famous old champion, sixty years old. arose this morning np parently In the bst of health. Ho breakfasted with Oeorgo IJurko, who had lived with him since tbc death of tha second Mrs. Sullivan. "George, I'm not feeling well.'" aatd Sullivan a few hours later. "Guess IMI He down while." Ho apparently was resting com fortably until shortly after noon, when be was attacked with a faint ing spell, against which he appeared to be fighting with all his spirit. Finally bo was forced to give up In the mwn time Ilurkc had mm moned a physician, but the veierun fighter bad tnlten the count for the last time, "His mind nn? clear," lluike slid "Just beforo he died, he paid he felt better. You see the old man d.dn't know when lie wii! licked Ho as lighting to the end. Sullivan had been living quietl In Abingdon for several yoars. Ho him self said that ho mnde two millions In the fighting business a.nd that ho spent one million of it buying drinks for himself and his host of admirers. It was In a. saloon in Two Haute, Ind., In 190S, that ho gave tho "black bottle," Tils greatest enemy, the knockout wallop. On the occasion of the decision with regard to mo "black bottle." he said: "If I take another drink 1 hopo I choke, eo help mo God." Ho never took another, but kopt up his fight for tomperance by lecturing occasion, ally on tho evils of drink for thoso who have atliletlo ambitions. John Lawrenco Sullivan whs born In Boston Oct. 13, 1S53, of "good old" County Kerry folk," as ho was always proud to relate. He went to Boston public echools until his fifteenth year. Kven by that Imo ha wag widely known as "The Boston Strong Hoy." It" t'i'gan to learn how to box. He fought many nonentities with bare lists and swiftly nllmbed the pugilistic ladder to his victory over Jake Kilrnln, which gave him "the woi id's championship belt." Sullivan man led Annie Hates of Centrovlllc. I; J. m ISSa. They lived together only eighteen montliH of tho twenty-six sei'i.s tiicv eio nicirned and were dlwiin.l in l'JOS S'lllhun mairicd Mie-- Kau litnkini uf llo bury, M.us--! sHrdhriirt of tils youth In itnstun !- t - v i mo Hi r death preceded li.-. nv i icw niouiiu- After f' . 1 1 . V . i! i c'oi i ! lu 'VJ2 "Hlg .1 ivi i ' p,r. j i , ,in , -tir f h in- :i in i li;, . ., ,s i free pea. "i . i I -it, ! i a ..t t , ititxrupt'-' Nil mi-, l ( icftf h .mil (Us "nviji ii,- uf ii, -i in"' put 'urn lutk mi i i 1 1 v i 1 1 f nOYCU't) 'til- ' . .v I'llililf:- .,ii, one, f.gtu S 'i" i ,n nyta! aiming Ui Uio ring uc estt. eMoX UAUUm, . SULLIVAN John L. Most Popular Gladiator of the Ring; His Career a Romance 1 By Robert Edgren. v i. v r , v ' 7T. i ;c I w Fighting Faces Toured Country. Knocking Out All Comers Fought Mitchell in a Rainstorm. Oopjnjht. br Tli Pim PiiM'jiVrii IV iTh. X lurk K.teoiEi WorMI. John J,, yulllrnn. who died suddenly to-day at hlj home In Massachusetts, wbji the most popular hero ever known to the prlro ring In the old day John I. wns some thing of a wandering knight, and tales of lits eiplolts and adventure? are still told, and hare not shrunk In the telling In his prime Sullivan made a tour of th I'nlted State, meeting all comein and offering $Sfin to any man ho failed to knock out In four rounds Tho number of victim" he found H In dispute some nay that 100 men fil beforo his flailing fist. Hut whether he knocked out 100 or less he made himself known a the one champion who stood ready to meet any man and who meant to deliver knockout every time he steppod Into a tlug John 1. began hln lighting career In the old Iondon prize ring days and won his world titlo with the baro fists. The story of his fight on a barge with John Flood is a classic among taloa of tho ring. So, too, is tho story of his two fights with little Charlie Mitchell, one In Madi son Hquaro Garden and tho other in France. Tho oocond c.amo at a time when John I had begun to slip irom tho pedestal he had held so loni; and, although ho beat Jako Kllraln after ward, ho was near the end of his fighting career. FOUGHT MITCHELL IN A ORIV. ING RAINSTORM. The lUht with Mitchell i man ii: whs held In a privoto pjik on :i gentleman's estate In a heavy raln- torm, and continued until both gl.nl. ttors wie (ih.lUBteil, when the ief. r -c called It a "diaw" Little Mllo.i ' w.ii v ly f.iut on nisi fe-u and 'ii 'i" -' t i. i en' ,!i. i.i ai, Snl. iv. in's iinklrn. Stilln.iii nas i hlllrd t riiirjli mil -(-i.iiilii.nui tint i ii i u''t i.i i i ,iti. .1 i in i in. ., i . uw . ,ii iCoatlnUfll oaaporLlnif ay Ke, ... I U John L's Wit on Marriage; 'Too Many Scraps lor Lile' from an inlmew hnd trlfh lie tighter bv Mtss Suota Grerlrv-b'mith. r iHB redoubtahlo ".lawn" had a trenchant wtt and a ) of saying things which made him hailed every where as an oracle. Here are iome ol his rnii of wl.silom "The troub.M with marriage Is this: lots of pcoplo pet married that ain't mated Then It's a scrap for life, Iondon rules, no rounds with out a kniickout and flglil to -i finish If It '. ke all yom !i'e." "Th4. Iiiue feller the poetry folk i. ill CupM has knocked out betler men than I am. And he's onl bantamweight a" tha' " "Women don'' want to ee too mu.'li of the world. There's '.oo nimii bad stuff goln' on in H " ALL COPIED OLD JOHN L,' IS JEFFRIES TRIBUTE om of Younger Fellows Ever Ifqualled His Punch, Declares F-N-Cru.npion. I.OJ. Niil't.l h 3 -"John u clea.l ' i .-id James J. Jf. frier . , t i id champion heavy weight i-lininplen, when Informed at Ills rum)' .ii ItuibanU of tho doath of John I,. Sullivan. "Old John 1. ws the daddy of thm all," Jrffrleii -lid. "He Invented the knoikout punch, was the first man to make a ince out of the kiicickout, with hM tight cross. Wo all copied thai stuff from him, but no m if us ruing' t fellow ever used It lik John I ciiuld When his old ram uf r fist eiirne led with a Jaw It inrrled more -'rtiri than anv of us 'i llnwk ., f 'I '.ved him " MK1111U In MlrtP I'nrmrr liereiisU 'Hnltrr. I'llTItOi.f; Mi, 1'" .' An nttcinn- to' . -1,(, ,'. M - i 'ff. M.iuste- nf 1 .1 1 1 I' mer Keren. ky. ! 1 . ,- e,, , , -l)o!ihtv,k news. joapuj. Tho totnici iluilrttr e:ciBed. 'K doUlb vcuim '-iii i t U. S. TROOPS FIGHT IN TRENCHES ONLY BO FEET FROM FOE American Gunners and Rifle men Under German Fire Day and Night. with Tin: amhiiii'an ah my in FltANC'K, Feb. 2 (by the Associated Press). A met lean troops In trenches on tbe French front at one placo ate only sixty feet from tho German line. In another place a milo of ground sep arates tho opposing positions. At this point, however, thero are a number of ponds ami neither sldo apparently de sires to occupy the water oovered, ground. The American trenchtj aro all In more or leas marshy ground, making the use of "duck boards" necessary at all times, except when tbe trench watur and mud 're fmfcn The trenches wc:u shallow when the Americana moved in, but ilnce then lliey bare been deepened and Im proved. lu every dugout the soldiers wotk almost constantly at tho pumps, keep ing out tbe wuter which seeps In. Hut the watery conditions are unfavor able foi trench rats, and few of them are seen One unit spent more than a neek in ino linn befoic eecJng a rat. unu lie apparently was 'i a hurry to get sumo placo whcru the giound was drier. In some places the artillery Is on ground but littlo higher man the trenches, although a number of our battcrlen managu to keep "diy feot" most of 'I.- tlmo. The enemy artll lory in ooine plicc is on higher ground than tbe American and with in fight of otio of our positions there Is a German observation posi over looking much territoiy. This hu born (.hulled repeatedly and doubtless has been hit on several occasions. On clear nights tho hill upon which this post stands out against the sky It, lllumina;td occasionall) ! iocke'. tent up b) one idc oi the o'ner o tnat the men in the Imo in.i.v see tne shadows which mean that to enemy .i near DIG GUNS ARE ROARING ALL NIGHT ALONG. Tim cene at night Is thrilling and .nsplrlng. On tho firing platforms tbe men stand near their rlflos. Oth era splatii) through tho treuch, iw.utj- (Continued on Second Page.) 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A fahc report hai been circulated that untold copies nl New York newipaperi are not accepted from the ncwidcalert. Thii hat mittcd many newtdealeii. GOING TO FRANCE SECRETARY BAKER F Believes Work There of Great er Importance Than in This Country. WASHINGTON. Feb. 2 Newton I). Hjl.er, Secretary of War. will noon go to France on a tour of Inspection. It was learned to-day. The exact date of Mr. linker's pro posed trip has not been definitely determined. He will not attend tho Allied council nor will ho remain In Franco for any extended period, At present Haker's plans call only for a general review of tlen. I'er- filling's forces on the Kiencli fiont and an Inspection of the whole war work being done In France. Ilakcr regards the problem In Franco its of even greater Impoitnnro than the work ,n this coirnlri In nl 111., .,il . njlurf nr. t .,. -11' U , ...V , . . . .1 I. ( , 1. , Garmun drlvu expected early in tho spring, Mr. linker w.mU to see first hand the conditions surrounding I hn American forces, tho effectiveness of their training and to particip.iln n tho plans for meeting tho ultuck GEN, WOOD RECOVERING; LEAVES PARIS HOSPITAL HU Chief of Staff and I an French Ollidils Now Reponetl lo Have Been WounJeJ. PAP.IS. Feb 2 Major Cm Wood, tvho wu wounded In the rlghl arm by a thell splinter while vUllinc ths American front lecentlv. left th hne pltal here to-dy. Wood's Clilof nf KtnfT 41, d two fiemli odlclals iho wer nceompm, . tne '!' Amerlcnii ofllcer were alco -evenly wounded tt wa.i atinouueed to-day TWO SHIPS DRIVEN ASHORE. TfiKkee and I'mri.l Honl lull llrl l lrrltH. SN ATl.Wrii- I'dltT Feb .'-Tne steamship AUouiu. isn'e- of ihe Teiae Oil Coinpun). U in rinriKei of breakir.e up to-Jjy on one of the mint 'Uncerou ledges on the Mlantle mtii The nearnt ve..h r' mmmorieil by wlrclffs to co to her asli!an.e, bat II wa feared Ico floes may hlndei their progtess. A p.ttrol boat, driven sho'e bv lie In the outer harbor, ji flo.iteii by nival tuns and proceeded to her dorlj appar ently uniU'UUReil GONG 10 AN TO INSPECT ARMY SHEEPSHEAD BAY HERO GREETED BY THE MAYOR ON RETURN FROM FRANCE QlM-t lfcM 0. BOY-HERO BACK WITH WAR MEDALS GREETED BY MAYOR Sheepshcad Day v 1 .1 1 o r . Wounded at Front, H.sairt ed lo City I lall. Glnring led was the French "ke.pl" perched Jauntily nn his head and nearly in red th rhenks which parted In a mnlln when Joseph f!. Stehlln. a Hheepshead Itay lad. lelurneil trorn I'V.ini'ii to-d ij with liiiiinr ililn wounds gained fighting I lit- "Hurlm" In the clniiild. 1111117" lie echoed to dulegntlnn of Klieepshcail Hay youngsters who met him "Oh. Iml x llttl. IIiioiilMi to get hum. for .1 inl ui.l lh. n I'.ll'k III llllle ..nolliei ,,li 1 I ll .Til Slehlln was hurried into a tinlrnli and Laken donn to Cltj Hall. There lie found a lug delegation of Sheep bead Hay frl.inds milting for him. They wero lieadeil bv Arthur W. I)en- nln. Wlmn the Mayor ennie Into the rweptlon room to gnet the youthful flyer the placo was Jammed with a throng, nil piesslng forward to mako ii hero of him .Standing under tho ble o' portrilt of .Marqul du I,.if.ivotte I'ennln In troduciwl the aviator- "Air. .Mayot. this Is I.ieut. Stshtln, who loft Urooklyn a pvar into ami him luqulttod hlnmwlf well In tho Lu- Ifavctto Msc.idiillti." I "f'ongratul.itlonM!" waid Honor. , "I fool hnnnrnd by sour pall" Then tho M.uor powid with S'ohlln for tho ciinui.i men, but balked -vhen ilio wns aaked lo f .. a moving ;,le tiiro battery Hut Meat .Stuhliu found it not particularly perilous. Of thf fiimnua I.ifnyette, ',. ' eadrlllo Is Htehlln. He wor tho 'full uniform to-day when he, stopped from tlin i,hlp riMj, cap, red haifgy truuters and tli short ollvo colorol nerco.it uH letching to the tops f hl piillt-H" Also lie wore on Ids eheat tho' Croix .le rjurrrr awarded o hltn hy the French (1 iv. rnmeiit for luring in i... ,n. 'Oh say. t ik t f r,i to I I '.en I ,,. I n III. . ;hat I,,..' H Wl ! I' i I f I lie , I . .. I I I' t e.oiU I..' nt ri iiiii fp.,K j,it,ei iho back sui'pi.n-. .iint the l;an l ' ! niiMngs utrn mi " V". weekf p h . within i,., i i I ii , i ,,. -. i I ! ' .1 IM'' .1.. I ii. , . i ' I ' iU , I 1R A AI SEVEN BERLIN PLANTS; OUTBREAKS ALL OVER CITY i 4 Rations of Workers Cut in Effort to Starve Them Into Returning to Factories Serious Disorders Re ported at Spandau Munition Plants i LONDON, Feb. 2. Seven Berlin factories have been placed unjer manial law and the strikers ordered to resume their work by 7 o'clock Monday morning, according lo a C:ntral News despatch from Amsterdam. Their failure to return will be punished according to military discipline. Serious rioting on Thursday in Spandau, where important Geniurt ar industries are located, is icporlcd in German newspapers, aiKx cl ange Telegraph despatch from, Amsterdam says. Soldiers were, al lacked by a mob. A policeman m dragged from his horse and beaten. ,,, i . ...... KrtllP fnnuinti n !,. t i BRITISH FORGES DRIVE FURTHER IN PALESTINE Now 1 wenty Miles North of Jeru salem in Imcircliiig Move Against Jericho. WASHINGTON. Feb. : Hrltlih pedltlonarv forces III Palestine have kaIii assumed tbe offensive, omclsl war reports stated to-day. (Jen. Altenbv's line hit been advanced to AnuUeh, Ihrrn nitlei north of Illieh on the Na- balm road, the esblea state llrlllh forces operatlnc out of Jeru slum have Hdrsnced nearly tnrntr miles to the northwiird and are start- Iiiit an eni'liellni: moremeiit. Dresum- ably Intended In render Jericbu unten- nhle for the Tmki FIRST AMERICANS KILLED ON ITALIAN FRONT HONORED huli.i(.l hiirlii'M ,uul Willwiv I'.tli, Ambulance Driver;.. Huried With l-ull Ceremonies. WMJIIINOTON. Feb. :.-rtlehird Fairfield and William Pitt, the llrat Arnerlcani killed on the Itallsn front since the United Htates entered th war. were burled recently with full mili tary honors. Kalian officers naylnir splrndlil trlbutn to their eacrlflce. it was announced In rablecrnmi imrlii public here to-dav bv tlin Ited CVosu Kilrrlpld and l'alt umbiilnncx drlrers In a llilllh unit lost their llres when fioatim aviators bombed a boipltal 66 KILLED AND 183 HURT IN TWO RAIDS ON LONDON i:i n Casualties in Tuesday's t tack in a Single Shelter More Victims. May He in lUiin. lJNOON. Feb. 2. SUty.n persons were KIIIihI and 153 Injured In the two German r,lds over London on Tued i and ednwrijy. Lord t'renoh. Coin mnndor of Homo Defenie. unnoun. ed to-dsy Tuesdsy't laid hlllisl a nrt nj-r d 1711; Wr4udu'4 kiikil IS arid wounu -.) 10 In Tue-ilay's -i.d : of tin i. d sod ' I uf lh- it iru ..ii 'llO I Oud: .d . 'mil. im hi it. . ISh. e Of !'!, I lit, I III lt ' 'I r, ' , ! ii in il Too AW DECLARED mhi "iiu ujvr nuou employed at the harbor works nre on, atrlko and strikers put tho r.tllway leading to one of the factories. At Siemens tad t, a suburb nf tfp.in dau, tramcars weiro overturned. A mob stormed a bakory nnd compelled thn proprlotor tn distribute bread without bread card". Hunner has been added to tha meana by which German military authorities are atamptlnr) to bcod the striking workers to their will. Through a reduction of strikers' food rations, which became effec tive to. day, thousands of women and children, innocent victims of German militarism, will be made to suffer, accordion to Berlin de spatches received through Zurich, Accounts of tlin distai Imih . t u.i.rh appear in the llerllu it t wspaper.s of Friday morning show that Ihry us Hiimed extensive, character. All patts or Greater Horlln wero Involved, with the eoliturv exceptions of I'ntrr den l.lnlrn in, s liloss-I'l'iU. Tin- '.lilt r pl.iee nn which t ' iiji" ,,i,i iti, I, w.i i deserted, as the papci iinnik signllicanth. The worst disturbances rveiti m tne Monblt dlstikt. wheie no was of strikers attempted 'to ovrituni stient cars. The pollco Intervened and nue resisted by the strikers, collisions oc curring. There worn stormy sconos also In North llerlln. ami lu Kant Hoi lln youths und glrltt crowded the streets, climbed on board st t can and wreatid the controllers from the conductors or overturns! tho cars. In tho suburb of Trrptow crowds de tailed u number .if cars and cut the cabluM. Thero weru dlsturb.incus of a lively eli.nacter In the aouthorn part of the cll also Frequent fights occunc.1 between strikers nnd employees woo were remaining at nork The irtreet r.u service wns Mispi tided after noon. i'im whieli usuallv carry worknioii ivi re sitoiipid ov str ki-rs. who novel erl i'ie tablrs l'iiurban-es oontin.u'd un I evening HERRING IS POWERLESS AGAINST MILITARY RULE IN GERMAN CAPITAL P! et. - Intl'i! v r nipt Uu'y - Ob- - U'.VM I , . ' t, ,,ii tr. i.n- ,hi- itit Ki'fpni heje thu: WllliLlin li.ttiuan, SoclfilUl nn.. s:a'c meniuer or ino ufciutas. wn ui. t' 1 in'" i '" i niitfd lo uddtfbs . I 'I ,'f II' I'.UI. lUoput) lJitunan'a uaaiu wao a.