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SUNDAY, JULY 3. 1921-G8 PAGES~I>ART I rfncl?di?g ??ornj"
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I Loser's Hand Injured by Blow That Dazes Champion
HardingSigns
Peace; Trade
Revival Seen
JEnd of War Conies With
President's Formal Act
at Raritan, N. J. ; Ger?
mans Readv to Buy
Troops Will Not
Return at Once
^Diplomatic Service to Re?
sume; .411 War-Time
! Legislation Is Repealed
By Carter Field
WASHINGTON, July 2.?Peace,
both actual and technical, enveloped
-the United States to-day, after a
lapse of almost seven years.
It has been two years seven I
months and twenty-one days since
actual fighting stopped on the West?
ern front. It has been four years
two months and twenty-six days
since America entered the war. But
normalcy was interrupted in the lat?
ter days of July, 1914, when Ger?
many attacked the world.
With the signing of the peace reso
\ lution by Pr?sident Harding at
\ Raritan. N. J-., to-day war conditions
are legally at an end. Ambassadors
mil be sent to Germany and Aus?
tria and consuls will take up their
work of aiding American exporters
and manufacturers in every town of
size in the new German and Austri
?n republics. Passports will be is?
sued to American-salesmen who wish
to sell American products in Ger?
many and Austria and the move?
ment, of goodsin both directions will
be expedited.- ? ?
War Prohibition Ended
A long list of laws, mostly giving
the President of the United States
extraordinary powers, expire by
their own provisions that they are to
be in effect during the war emer?
gency. Incidentally, war prohibition
i' one of these, though the lapse of
t!;;s particular law will be of no help
t'j owners of liquor stocks who wish
to i?ll them or to the thirsty who
Woojd like to buy, since national pro
biuition went into effect in the mean?
time.
Had the peace resolution, however,
fr?en passed within a reasonable time
flfter the armistice there would have
been a period of legalized liquor sell
??igr prior to the coming of national
prohibition, and owner? of liquor stocks
would have had at least part of tho
year which the original intention of
the national prohibition amendment
'Would have given them to dispose of
, their holdings.
There is a strong contention that the
nearly 15,000 American troops in Ger?
many -must be brought home at once as
? result of the peace resolution. The
best opinion obtainable here, however,
is that they will not be. returned for
some time, perhaps not until it is en?
tirely satisfactory to the Allies ' for
them to come home.
? Secretary of War Weeks, in discuss
>ag this point, said he had made no
, plans for their return. He intimated
that there..was no purpose" to' bring
them home. Senator Wadsworth, chair?
man of the Military Affairs Committee
. ? the Senate and close adviser of
president Harding and Secretary
Weeks, does not believe they will be
Brought home. Indeed, there is excel?
l?t authority for the statement that
the President has no intention at this
.;'me of bringing them back while
there is the slightest, possibility of the
Allies being embarrassed by $uch
?etion.
Could Replace With Marine?
The President has had the suggestion !
wrought to his attention that, even if
?? snould desire to bring the soldiers
w America, he could maintain a force
o? equal size of marines in Germany
without any sanction or authority at
L V JUiib as this government has kept
f ???! . force of marines at Managua,
I we capital of Nicaragua, since the Taft
> Administration, without declaration, of
it ?I auth?f'zation by Congress.
??. i ? tne law as i* nas been con?
strued here all the authority required
V,JT- r- t0 Perr?it the troops being
"Pt in Germany is the consent of the
t\* "Sovernment. It'is pointed out
'?ru l8 eovernment has kept troops
???k ever since the Boxer uprising
- *nout any declaration of war and
without any action by Congress. The
con e?vernment, however, gave its
t0 ,aer-!aps the greatest importance of
-aay s action in consummating peace,
???wm, attaches to the expected!
Psyciiologiea! effect on business. The i
?et that a technical state of war pre- !
vaued has been blamed, rightly or)
ronply, for the continued business |
?agnation. During the Presidential
campaign last sumrner ?n? falJ the
r*ra^ratic orators tressed the idea
nat Republican opi)osition to Woodvow
"'?son and hi? League of Nations was
Responsible for this continuance of o
technical state of war and, therefore,
"WBsible for the failure of trade
<UntiauH or p*g? aleven)
Harding's Peace O. K.
-Hind Blot, Preserved
RARITAN, N. J., July 2.?A
reverse reproduction of President
Harding 'a signature on the peace
resolution will be preserved on a
blotter by Mrs. Joseph S. Freling
huysen.
The President was so eager to
please his hostess with a good
signature that he used much ink
on his pen. The result was a fine
reproduction?and a heavy blot. ;
Daughter Tries,
With Mother, to
Die bv Poison
Pair Engage Room in Hotel
Commodore, Divide Con?
tents of Glass of Riehlo
ride and Lie Down to Die
Call Physician to Room
Younger Woman Has Baby's
Shoe and Toy Clutched in
Hand ; Recovery Doubtful
Two women, Mrs. Frances Weiss and
her young married daughter, Mrs. Hen?
rietta Weiss, engaged a room at the
Hotel Commodore on Thursday night,
dissolved twelve bichlorido of mercury I
tablets in a glass of water, divided j
the drink between them and then went'
to bed, expecting to die before morn-1
ing. They lay abed all of Friday suf- ;
fering from the,agonies of poisoning
and lapsing into periodic unconscious?
ness, and did not weaken in their reso?
lution to die until yesterday morning.
Shortly after 11 o'clock yesterday
morning Dr. A. J. Greenberger, of the
Kemington, 129 West Forty-sixth Street,
received a telephone call frorq. the Com?
modore. A woman's voice came faintly
over the wire, saying that she was
Henrietta Weiss, daughter of his office
nuise and assistant; that she and her
mother were both ill and wanted him
to bring over a hypodermic and give
them some morphine to quiet their
nerves.
When Dr. Greenberger entered room
. 648 at the hotel they told him they had
taken bichloride and wanted the mor?
phine so that they could die without
further suffering. Dr. Greenberger,
against the women's protests, called an
ambulance. When the surgeon and a
policeman arrived they found a baby's
shoe clutched in the daughter's hand,
and a toy dog, of soft red rubber, un?
der her mother's pillow.
Small Chance for Life
Both women were taken to Flower
Hospital, with a small chance for life,
and last evening the daughter was
transferred to Bellevue.
Mrs. Frances Weiss, the elder
woman, is thirty-six years old and has
been widowed for sixteen years. She
came from Albany with her daughter
a few years ago and has been Dr.
Greenberger'? office nurse for about
two years. Henrietta, the daughter,
who is twenty, married when she was
sixteen Mortimer Weiss, of the same
name, but no blood relationship. They
have a little boy, Robert, about three
years old. Thuy live at 46 Fort Wash?
ington Avenue. It was a shoe snd a
plaything of Robert's that the women
kept beside them when they took the
poison.
According to the story told by Dr.
Greenberger to the police, the elder
Mrs. Weiss had been despondent for
some time. To guests at the Remington
she had remarked several times that
she had nothing to live for except her
daughter and that she would just as
scon kill herself as continue to live.
Quarreled With Husband
On Thursday afternoon the daughter
called at Dr. Greenberger's office to
see her mother. They talked for some
time together. The mother told the
doctor and others that Henrietta had
quarreled with her husband and that
he had gone to his mother's, Mrs.
Cnrryl Weiss, at 500 West End Avenue.
Late in the afternoon Dr. Greenberg?
er was called from his office in the
Remington, which he shares with his
brother, William, who was out, leaving
Mrs. Weiss in charge. When he re?
turned she was gone. She was away
all night and the next day, Friday,
Dr. Greenberger found that Mrs. Weiss
had changed her clothes at the office
and that she had taken her handbag.
The desk clerk told him that Mrs.
Weiss and her daughter had called a
taxicab Thursday evening and had
driven away.
Yesterday morning Dr. Greenberger
tried to locate his nurse, he told tho
police, by telephoning to the daughter's
house. .Central informed him that the
house did not answer. He had decided,
he said, to notify the police when the
call came from the Commodore.
By the time the desk at the Commo?
dore had been notified and the ambu
iCecttlnuad on p?a? iltven)
IVhen
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The Knock-Out in the Fourth Round
Carpentier is seen trying to gel. to his feet after being floored by Dempsey's crushing blow to the jaw
Record Crowd
Of 90,000 Sees l
Historie Bout i
Vast Gathering Perfectly
Handled ; Shows Little
Enthusiasm Except at
Most Dramatic Moments i
Woman Weeps for Loser
Challenger Is Favorer! by
Feminine Fans, Though
Jack Gets Best Cheer
By Jack Lawrence
THE ARENA, Jersey City, July 2.?
Ninety thousand person?., many of
them women, were within the huge
pine bowl at Boyle's Thirty Acres this
afternoon when Jack Dempsey deliv?
ered the crushing right hook to Car
pentier's classic jaw that sent the gal?
lant Frenchman down to defeat. It
was the greatest crowd that ever wit?
nessed a sporting event in America.
The huge throng was orderly, good
natured and remarkably undemonstra?
tive. Only three times during the
afternoon were there really spontane?
ous bursts of enthusiasm; once when
Governor Edwards of New Jersey en?
tered the arena, once when the chal?
lenger rocked Dempsey to his heels
with hard lefts and rights to the jaw
in the second round, and finally when
the champion delivered those two short
hooks that brought the battle of the
century to an abrupt close. ?
During the preliminaries the crowd
was phlegmatic and disinterested to
the point of being bored. It seemed
to view the appetizers to the main
course as necessary annoyances.
Ovations Seem Formal
Both Carpentier and Dempsey re?
ceived ovations when they entered the
ring, but they were rather formal and
not what had been expected. Of the
two men the champion seemed to draw
the most applause during the march
down the long sloping aisles to the
roped battle ground.
Carpentier, his hlond hair brushed
back and looking like anything but a
professional prizefighter, drew a large
j part of his applause from the several
thousand women present, and it was
the women who took his defeat the
hardest. One fashionably dressed
woman on the western side of the
arena wept copiously throughout the
four rounds of the fight, and every
time Dempsey landed a telling blow
on Georges she winced as though she
he*<elf had been struck. When the
champion shot over the devastating
hook that sent the Frenchman down
for the fatal count she uttered a
.??...jthered scream and collapsed. Two
firemen escorted her from the arena.
The hosts of fight fans that swept
irto Jersey City were handled with
skill and precision. There was no con?
fusion, no congestion that was not ab
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Liner Brings Fight Fans
Too Late to See Mill
Many Equipped With Tickets
Come on Steamer France and
Miss Battle by Hours
The French liner France, next to the
new steamship Paris the crack fast
mail steamship of the French Line, I
came to port yesterday too late to
enable her passengers to see the bip
fight in Jersey City.
She left Havre June 25, the saine dav
the Cunard flyer Aquitania left South?
ampton and Cherbourg, the British ves?
sel landing her passengers for the fight
in ample time on Friday evening.
It is understood that the France,
which was due to arrive early in the
forenoon yesterday, had on board h ?
large list of French fight fans who hel?
tickets for the big international event.
When Carpentier was knocked out
the France was picking her way to port
eastward of Sandy Hook. She did not
get into Quarantine until 3:30 p. m.
and was unable to land her passengers
until 6 p, m.
Carpentier ?Was Too Eager .
?When Victory Seemed Near
Dempsey, Bewildered by Blow on Jaw in Second
Round, Was Open Target Missed by
Ill-judged Swing of Opponent
By Heywood Broun !
Carpentier went down with his head
up and his fists flying. He bled and
fought to the end, which came in the
fourth round, when Dempsey hit him
first with a right hook to the jaw and
then a left hook above the heart. Both
blows were short.
Once in the second round the French?
man was within a punch of the cham?
pionship. His long, straight right hit
Dempsey flush and fair upon the chin.
The bigger man went back upon his
heels. His hand3 dropped to his side.
He was a target. Carpentier put all his
strength into a right uppercut and
missed. Dempsey was swaying just a
little, and Carpentier was too eager to
hit a moving target.
During all the rest of the fight
Dempsey was on top. He kept close.
From this vantage his superior weight
and strength told enormously. Size
seemed the deciding factor in the bat?
tle.
We know that traditionally the Jacks
and the Davids bring down their
giants, but in those days there was no
infighting. David kept out of the
clinches. In actual figures Jack Demp?
sey had an advantage of only sixteen
pounds and an inch and a half in
height. It looked like much more.
Every time the men came together it
was evident that Dempsey could move
the challenger about as he pleased. He
punished him fearfully whenever they
came to grips. Cnrpentier's very gal?
lantry was a handicap. He would not
stay away and make a running fight.
The first lead was his and again and
again he hurled himself at the cham?
pion.
Even in the third and fourth rounds,
when it was evident that Carpentier's
strength was being hammered away, he
kept throwing punches.
Before the fight our sympathies were
for Dempsey. We thought that we
wanted to see form vindicated in this
world, in which our very lives depend
upon the regularity of the universe.
This feeling did not endure for a
second after Carpentier came into the
ring. We wanted to seo him land and
win and we would have counted the
world well lost if he had. Dempsey
had the better blows, but all the good
gestures were Carpentier's.
They were, of course, the very mov?
ing gestures of tragedy. Almost from I
A?? Paris Shrouded in Gloom
At News of Its Hero's Defeat
TARIS. July 2 (By Tho Associated
Press).?Consternation fell upon Paris
to-night when the defeat of Georges
Carpentier at the hands of Jack Demp?
sey in their bout for the. world's cham?
pionship in Jersey City to-day was sig?
nalled with white lights by airplanes,
on newspaper, screens and by theater
announcements.
The crowds, absolutely dumfounded,
refused to believe the first bulletin
telling of Carpentier being knocked
out. The Associated Press flash was
the first to reach Paris. It was re?
ceived at 8:32 o'clock this evening.
Mme. Carpentier listened to the
progress of the fight in the editorial
rooms of the Petit Parisien. Her op?
timism did not fail until the fourth
round. When the word came that her
husband had taken the count she
turned away and said: "Georges is de?
feated. I shall cancel my trip to the
United! States and await "his return to
me."
Hundreds of thousands were stand?
ing before bulletin boards on the
Boulevard. "It can't be true," said
many of them when the knockout was
?announced, but the succeeding flashes
"from Jersey City soon convinced the
Parisians of the downfall of their hero.
' Pari? became saddened and depressed;
the beginning one could sense that the
man from France was not going to win.
And he was smiling. He began to bleed
at the nose in the first round, and later
a cut was opened above his right eye
He suffered visibly from the body
punches, but he never drooped. Ha
kept coming in. Even when he fell for
the last time he fell forward.
It was impossible for us to root for
Dempsey. He was too methodical and
too efficient, It would have been like
giving three long cheers for the guillo?
tine as Sydney Carton went up to meet
it where it waited. Romance is silly
stuff, but that doesn't prevent it from
getting you.
Don Marquis sat next to us pouring
White Rock on his head and then Rup
pert's beer because the heat was after
him. As soon as Carpentier began to
fight he forgot his cold compresses and
stood up, spilling beer and water in all
directions. He kept shouting "Carpen?
tier! Carpentier! Carpentier!" and re?
produced all the Frenchman's leads
upon our head. Finally his voice began
to give out and he dropped back ?mong
the broken bottles. "Now you do it,"
he said, and we did.
Dempsey fought throughout fairly
and squarely. He even came up to
scratch with a pretty gesture of his
own, for he was the first man to pick
the Frenchman up when he fell. And
when Carpentier had been carried to
his corner Dempsey came to the ropes
and said, "He's a good tough boy."
Seemingly he, too, had been influ?
enced by all the preliminary tosh.
Somebody or other in on* of the train?
ing camp stories called him "the orchid
man" and he seemed intent on prov?
ing that he could keep close and trade
punches. The rate of exchange was
all against the Frenchman.
It was not until the third round that
it became evident beyond a doubt that
Carpentier was beaten. He was groggy
from heavy, short hooks as the beU
rang and Deschumps ran half way
across the ring to drag him into the
corner. In this" round Dempsey land?
ed a couple of times after the bell rang,
but it was quite evident that he had
not heard it. The fourth round was
not very far along when Carpentier
went down for the first time. He had
slipped to his knees, once earlier m
the fight, but this was a square knock?
down" from a terrific body blow. It
looked like the last punch, for Car?
pentier lay on the floor twisting.
Dempsey turned his back squarely
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men, women and children stood in
silence while they road how Carpentier
was completely outclassed and out?
fought.
Six big army airplanes speedily ap?
peared over the Place de la Coneorde
and the boulevards, displaying large
white lights as a signal of defeat.
President Millerand and his family
at Elys?e Palace received a series of
bulletins, sent by the. government wire?
less station at the Eiffel Tower. Pre?
mier Briand and t?he other ministers
heard the news at their offices.
The chief gathering place of Ameri?
cans was the Place de la Concorde,
where the returns were received blow
by blow and ?riven to the crowd in Eng?
lish and French on a huge screen.
Dempsey's victory was received with
wild cheering by the Americans, who
threw their hats in the air, while the
French spectators gazed upon the Amer?
icans in silence.
The Paris newspapers followed Amer?
ican methods in issuing a series of ex?
tras with the result of the fight and de?
tails.
Car pent ier'8 wife, when seen later,
said tn<it the shock to her was very se?
vere, and her greatest grief was that
she was not with Georges. Her one de
? sire was that her husband return to her
as soon as possible. She added proudly,
however: "No matter what the result,
I he fought like a Frenchman and _
j sportsman."
France's Idol
Shattered bv
Three Blows
j Hooks to Both Sides of Jaw
and Then Crusher to
Region of Heart Cause \
Collapse of Carpentier
! Dempsey Near Knock-Out
Victor Proves He Is Most
Destructive Hitter Ever
To Hold Championship
By Grantland Rice
RINGSIDE, Jersey City, July 2.? \
Human flesh and bone are still softer |
than iron. At 3:16 Georges Carpentier
stood in the center of the ring receiv?
ing one of the greatest ovations ever i
given a fighter. At 3:27 the Lily of j
France lay stretched out upon the resin, i
now only one. of the Broken Blossoms
of pugilism.
With his right thumb broken in two ;
places and his right wrist sprained and
i swollen from contact with Dempsey's j
I cast-iron jaw, his dream of conquest!
j had come to this?a huddled, helpless
object at the foot of the throne still
guarded by a mandarin of the game.
The slashing right-handed drive to
Dempsey's jaw in the second round had
ended the fight, when the jawbone, like
a granite wall, had remained intact,
with the challenger's wrecked hand and
wrist out of action for the fight. His
main gun had been spiked, and the end
now was merely a matter of the cham?
pion's will.
For three rounds and one minute
and sixteen seconds of the fourth the
game and skillful Frenchman stood up
before the crushing power of Demp?
sey's blows. But with his face cut to
crimson ribbons and his frailer body
almost broken in two by the hardest
hitting heavyweight the world has ever
known, he finally buckled up and
dropped before a mighty left and right
hooked in lightning succession to each
side of his jaw.
At the count of nine, with fine cour?
age and the old instinct, he struggled
t) his feet, but he had hardly lifted
hit; weary, battered head above the
level of Dempsey's waist before a ter?
rific right hook over the heart sent '
him into the vast poppy field of un
consciousness, beaten now beyond all
recall.
The knockdown and knockout blows
were only the finishing effects. It was
the body-breaking infighting of the
champion that first got in its deadly
work, for after each short, savage jolt
in the opening round you could see the
Frenchman's light body quiver and give
way as if he were racked with the pain j
of an unbearable punishment.
His lone moment of destiny came in -
the second round?came and passed.
For it was here, after the heavy beat?
ing of the first canto, that he unleashed
two pile-driving rights to Dempsey'?
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Five 4Tex Rickards' Try
To Pass Gate at Arena
When Real One Comes Huge
Doorkeeper Halts Him
Indignantly
If critics of the police arrangements
at the arena yesterday believe they
could have been improved it might be
well for them to consult Tex Rickard.
He thinks they were perfect?and
there's a reason.
Tex reached ihe battle ground early
and as he stepped inside a gate a burly
doorkeeper seized him by the arm.
"No, you dun't." he said, "put up a
ticket or take a walk."
"I'm Tex Rickard," the promoter cor?
rected the ccp.
"You're the fifth Tex Rickard I've
seen to-day," was the reply. "G'wan
| and beat it!"
Another attendant interceded for Tex,
however, and \\<b was permitted to enter
| his own property.
Frenchman Is Beaten Down
Twice in Fight; His Game
ness Wins Praise
Georges Batters Jack
Groggy in Second
Multitude Silent .When Winner
Carries Opponent to Corner;
Rewarded by a Smile
By W. O. McGeehan
RINGSIDE, Jersey City, July 2.?Dropped twice in the fourth round,
Georges Carpentier lay a huddled and inert heap in the center of the ring-,
while Jack Dempsey, the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world,
leaned against the ropes in the Carpentier corner watching the motionless
form of the poilu boxer until Referee Harry Ertle finished the second
count. Then Dempsey carried Carpentier to his corner.
The Frenchman made a gallant showing. Nobody ever went into
battle more confidently nor wearing a brighter smile. In the second round
came the real thrill when Carpentier shot Dempsey's head back and dazed
him with a left right to the jaw.
That ended Carpentier and the hope of a French champion of the
world. Carpentier had shot the same punch that dropped Joe Beckett
against the bristle covered jaw of Dempsey. But Dempsey did not drop
as Joe Beckett dropped. He went back. He tottered but he did not fall.
Challenger Breaks Right Thumb
Carpentier had struck with all his force and the result was a still
erect Dempsey and a broken right thumb and injured wrist for Carpentier.
It was as though the fist had been a last shell bursting against an impene?
trable armor plate. Carpentier was beaten then, but he wore that same
smile, a trifle smeary because of the blood that ran down his face, in the
face of certain defeat.
After that the end was inevitable. It came quickly enough in the
fourth round. A left followed by a right crashed against Carpentier's
?aw and he dropped, writhing slowly on the mat. It seemed impossibSi
for him to cpt un a train.
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I Best Man Won,
Vanquished and
Champion Say
"Staked My AH in Second:
Round," Says Georges.
Who Does Not Plead His
Broken Thumb as Excuse
Dempsey and Carpentier agreed after
the fight that the tougher, harder
hitting man won. The last blow which
? Carpentier launched in his rally in the
second round struck his opponent high j
on the head, Georges said, and the i
impact broke the Frenchman's right j
thumb at the lower joint.
Carpentier, however, did not offer
that incident nor anything else as an j
excuse. He had hit Dempsey with all j
he had, he said, and had failed to '
jar him. Somehow or other the Amer
ican's blows had got past his guard |
and they were the stiffest jolts the I
Frenchman ev?r had encountered. He
had staked his all in the second
round, Carpentier added, and when it
proved insufficient, nothing remained
but to try to fight Dempsey off.
Jack Wires Victory to Mother
As soon as Dempsey reached his
dressing room after the fight he ad- i
dressed the following telegram to his!
mother:
"Dear Mother: Won in the fourth j
round. Received your wire. Will be!
home as soon as possible. Love and:
kisses. Jack.''
Then he was willing to talk a bit!
about the fight.
"I want to hand it to Carpentier," he
said. "He certainly was game. But I!
think I showed conclusively that I have
it on him every which way. 1 beat him !
just as I thought I would. It was a!
fine battle and I believe the public is j
satisfied. I tried my hardest and fin-|
ished the challenger as soon as I pos?
sibly could. Now bring along the next
one?Willard or Brennan.
"There is one thing that puzzles me. i
They tell me that in the second round
Carpentier hit me a terrific right on >
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Willard Eager to Fight
Dempsey on Labor Day
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Former Champion Awaits Word
From Rickard Regarding
Proposed Bout
LAWRENCE, Kan., July 2.?Jess Wil?
lard, former world's heavyweight cham?
pion, to whose crown Jack Dempsey
succeeded at Toledo, July 4, 1919, will
box Dempsey on Labor Day if arrange?
ments for such a bout can be made, Wil?
lard said to-night.
"I have heard nothing of such a bout
since last spring," the former cham?
pion said, "when a plan was under
?way for rne to box Dempsey March 17.
: The completion of plans for the Demp
sey-Carpentier bout ended that project
| and I was promised a bout on Labor
; Day.
"I'll make no further move until I
i hear from Tex Rickard, but I'll box
j Dempsey if the bout is revived."
Willard spent the day on his ranch
j near here directing fifty men in the
? harvesting of his potato crop. The Jer
| sey City fight went about as he ex
i pected it would, he said.
?> Few Cheers Given for Victor
Dempsey dropped back to his own
corner and Referee Ertle began to
count. The silence was oppressive for
a moment, until an aeroplane swooped
near and the drone of its engines came.
to the prostrate ex-aviator. He stirred
and dragged himself to his feet,
reaching out blindly to clutch Demp?
sey. The American shot in a terrific
right over Carpentier's heart. The
Frenchman crumpled and dropped on
his side.
There was hardly any cheering. The
hush was almost funereal. Carpentier
lay like one dead. Dempsey stepped
back into the Frenchman's corner and
placed his hands against the ropes
1 peering down intently at his victim,
ready to rush out for another kill. But
! Carpentier never moved.
The referee, bending over him.
finished the count and threw up botr?.
hands to indicate that it was all over,
; Dempsey started to rush for his own
i corner, then stopped and bent down
to pick up Carpentier. (Jeorges
sagged back in his arms and collapsed
into the chair in his corner.
Frenchmn Smiles on Defeat
They dashed water into the face of
the soldier-boxer. In a moment he
shook out the mists that clouded his
brain. His nose was bleeding. There
was a ragged gash under his left eye.
For an instant his face was blank, then
he realized what had happened and
what he had to do.
Suddenly his face was illuminated
by the same bright smile that he wore
before the fight. He pulled himself
upward and reached out his hand to
the rather bewildered Dempsey. "Well
done, old man," he said. "I congratu?
late you." They have tfilked much of
the Carpentier sangfroid. This *va?s
the most consummate exhibition of it.
Not a trace of the agony of mind and
body he had gone through in face or
manner, lie mi^ht have been the con?
queror greeting the conquered.
The Dempsey scowl vanished en?
tirely when Carpent.er's gray eyes
opened and the Frenchman smiled at
him. "I am sorry that 1 knocked out
such a good, man," said Dempsey. and
he seemed to mean it. The men clasped
hands twice and stood together as the
crowds pressed toward the ring.
Perhaps ninety thousand saw this
drama in the huge wooden saucer. For
an instant in that second round it
seemed as though they might see the
fall of a champion. They saw Dempsey
totter under a lightning'right and left.
Then and there Dempsey showed that
he* could stand punishment as well as
deliver it. Either of these blows would
have dropped many a heavyweight.
Dempsey rocked, but did not fall.
Heavy Blows Worry Champion
Moreover, the champion was surprised
and worried not a i:ttle. Since he
dropped Willard at Toledo he never
has been in trouble. And the crowd
was with Carpentier. For the first
time during the fight they raised their
voices as these two blows from Car?
pentier shot home.
The attitude of the crowd bewildered
and worried Dempsey. When th?
champion of the world was introduced
therfl was little cheering, but befon
the master of ceremonies could shoul
the name of Carpentier there was i
I roar from the wide circles of seats by
| the ring. Dempsey peered out throug'r
' the ropes and scowled. But once th?
j bell rang he settled down to the wori
I before him.
Carpentier was growing weaker ai
: Dempsev settled down to his work
! Those choppy blows to the body did it
j But all through i: Carpentier wor<
| that radiant smile. The little crimsoi
I stream trickled down the gashed cheek
; bu: still Carpentier smiled.
In exactly one minute and sixte?!
seconds after the bell had rung far th
fourth round Jack Dempsey was liftinj
Carpentier from the floor. The vola
tile Deschamps did not rush into th
ring. He did not appear until th

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