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MEN WHO TRAINED HIM i C< o: h Three of His Handlers Went Down a Before Him in Prize ti a Ring. a r< c SAYS CHOYNSKI GAVE HIM HARDEST PUNCH Z \(\ ?? \v Farmer Burns Has Been of Much st Help to Big Californian?Broke whi Eis Hand on Armstrong. ? Strange to say, three of the four men rt who are helping: whip Jim Jeffries into w rendition for the big Independence day w battle were former adversaries of the big f? ilow. Hob Armstrong. Jim t'orbett and "* Joe t"hon\>ki a ! have faced Jeffries when R The Boilermaker was on business bent. I] Jeffries fought Corbett twice, handing I' h m a pass to dreamland in the twenty*::ird round at Foney Island in their first meeting and knocking him out in the tenth round of their second right, in San p Francisco. fhoynski fought Jeffries a furious twenty-round draw and Armstrong was outpointed 1>\ Jeffries in a ten-round go at the old l^enox A. C., in this city, says the New York Tress. < 'orbett a d fhoynski, though now g ft iends and working with the one idea of helping Jeffries get lack into his own, or. e were bitter enemies, and met in t r.-e rme battles. The first, at Fairfax, n Jlay "<>. lsv.i, was stopped in the fourth u round by th? police; the second, at Beneeja. Cal.. the following June, went to Corl" tt. I y knockout in the twenty-seventh round, and in the third meeting, in San Francisco, C'orbett won r. four rounds. Choynski Taught Johnson. A yruliar turn of the wheel is that Choynski, the onlv man who ever knocked i > I W out Jack Johnson, "aught Johnson much of the ring lore. Karly in Johnson's eareer. when the giant Senegambian was a comparative novice, he was knocked out ^ in three rounds by Choynski. The battle . * was iought in Galveston and caused much race feeling. Choynski and Johnson, at 'n the instigation of the governor, were ar- ta rested and held in .iail pending action by the grand jury. The men enlivened .. eir dull moments in jail by boxing, and the in veteran Choynski taught the young ne- of gro many valuable points about the hit, stop and getaway game. Still ane.th.-r whirl of Fortune's wheel is '' that Corbett, who now is helping Jeffries -st get in trim for a championship battle, de once was helped train by Jeffries for a contest for the world's heavyweight pugilistie honors. Jeffries was a sparring partner of Corbett when Gentleman Jim 1,1 was preparing to defend his laurels aga rst Fitzsimmons. Sparring Partner mi Jeffries saw Corbett bend the knee. Di Every one is familiar with the career of lij Corbett. His defeat of the mighty John co T. Sullivan is one of the most noteworthy B. of the seven decisive battles of the prize er ring. Pnrhctt's famous sixty-one-round o> battle with Peter Jackson also will live th long in the memories of the fight fans, of T'nti! iie ost the woild's championship to br Fltseinunons in the mownUt tight in m, Parson Pity in 1SU7, Corbett was consici- up ered unbeatable. ^ First of the Modern School. Corbett was the first of the so-called modern schco! of boxers. Hte defeat of pj. f Sullivan marked an epoch in boxing. jjr ?*" science conquering slugging and brain m, triumphing over hrawn. Corbett always jn will be remembered as one of the most ^e clever if not the mct?t scientific boxers that ever lived. His spevd and foot- . . work were truly marvelous, and as a ring Kl Strategist he was a Xapoieon. m< Corbett's two battles with Jeffries are re history. In the first Corbett stepped ! jt( twenty-three rounds with the big fellow, . his marvelous footwork completely bewildering Jeffries and carrying him with- tn in the shadow of victory, only to tee the f?> honors fade away by the knockout route an when a false step brought him within '>a range of Jeffries' lunging left. Corbett trained for strength in his second en- in counter and by doing no he sacrificed his "I speed and fell a victim to Jeffries in the l-z tenth round. cu Jeffries fought Chovnski only once, go- sr ing to a twenty-round draw, but the fight always will be remembered, for in it Jeff ?-a> s he was h:t the hardest blow of his ov gareer. In telling of it Jeffries says: it it Hardest Punch Jeffries Ever Took. ! w. Ot "A few r-i'-nd? titer?i 11;;?.k u was the I tenth?Choynski ktruck me the hardest | ' bh*TV ! ever felt, in the ring or out of It. *; I wes walking after him. when he sud- j * denly siopp-tl and whipped over a ?e( str.-ighi p.inch that caught me fairly on vv. the mouth. My tee h are very even ' th ar.d grow close together, but that *? * h. a terrific Mew that it drove my upper hp through IttVNB the two In front, j * < w '.f. - Tit n a>tari. I held t'hoynski hn .7 - t . mv ef , while I tut my right 2' C* .- - . p a d tried to pull my !ip away i vt , ti.e glove. At the same time I tried i i it out with my tongue, but it v a- r,o use. I couldn't get it away, and it red me -o much that a round or ; ;1 tw > a'.-r. wniie i was .-'tting in my j , r 1 .-r, 1 had my seconds take a knif" , a aril ? ;t awa a p ece of the lip to releatu* | ?.' I had t > keep .-pitting tire blood out ! n? a - ! w t en fighting, for nothing makes ! h; a u .--I as swallowing warm blood. | T" s that. Joe kep on popping the I i* ft o.? r to rny mouth and no.se from that tim' on. a il ad me smeared up more or j Ij h f At tin' f'hoynski we.ghed only lt;7 . " P . < -. wt Jeffrb-.s topped the meat at '"! 1M 1 11 !- arid tra ncd down to pari- , t : .:k? lit ci" ,-s. Jeffries -a> - he often j m i. bin- men hke t'lioynski and . * Fi*;:.-'r> co? could hit so hard. Jeffrie.to riri.-ot t- 'ling of t'hoynski's clever- "J", ire* oi I puncMHt ability. ?. ?f the San Fry o iig t Jeffries says; "Cftse of the Sc. I' ir o wspap'r.- the iicxt day j, ta it :t 'ke?| like l>avid and Goliath ct r again only David d'dn'l have the ?. slit 2 l.t; k." for me he didn't. He Co . a > we'd c.ough with his fists." .. I. ...I ?** * ^ 1 ; - KX- I II ! l?*s ?t fc'rv?ii sf V> draw rr-l i s t lean hitting and clever- aI W r? - ' .al z.- g The knockdown stored by n, K itflrlK. it maj be Interesting to Now hi I York*. - t<> k'.ow that Marty Met "tie, now f>( I a New York a.--em!?lyman from the sixI teert-. .1 t-iii. district, fought in one hi I Of ? , nil ai o-s to the I'ho . ki-.Ief- j? I fro ' r- , going to a tiftren-rn.iiid draw I-4 with Young Ja< k Dempeey. Marty was a I ?i \?r iir1 ; iv> glit. Kddie 'Iraney wa.- j,I .n <'t 031 hi ~ orner tlie li ght of the jt: I Jeffries fight. al \rn T' ar l Jeffries met in the heyB <ia> > ' t 1 1. \ t. When t e pa r crawled B ti, eng.; the ; opt s fo. then ten-iound B iii at ' 1 l.<i!iiox ,\. Jt flues met a. r. a t 111 thim.-elf with a greater lea o* to t rum! strength an<l pl? tit u 1 g.-t It Armstrong had had H t at > it.lit! 1 i iitltmhtt .ll> would have * joa h i.h pugilist 1 tirtlts. As it tn u a - g.f. 0 jtfr ie- a hard Itattle. ,.j V It ?:.t tit 1 tuir.ti JtftTie.s. after lantijng *" a It f' hi jaw. swung .lis port flipper ago f" i. sin e "spot Armstrong al ducked and the blow landed on the r.e s. - 1 i\ break.i:g .leffrtes left a tti'-i ii. ..f iii light. Jeffries ^ Jeff's Hurt Hand. di "I didn't it t arij one know my hand I r.a.- h but v ent light on hitting with u I .1 if ever punched anybody with e! f * I a I t kt - t .nih on jour punrhing hand n yr. . k: -v n* it feels. It isn't any fun t! "A i -real i i' the tight. 1 foi red the t) C f '11 tiit- stait. Th hiaek man was a. hu to at t at. bring tin the tlefensive. 1 j! d:du t vat to rush matters too much, tl keeping the second tight in mind, and if along in the rir'th or sixth round Armstroi n gave me a surprise I had ham\ met to! iunn with iioth hards, paj'ing no - -M attention to m\ liroken thumb, antl in rtt\. a to get awaj tie dodger! untler the ropes, i punt bed et turn with my left yr'' 1 dm kcti and name bo k with a 11 ::* 1 e b ft it the stotnach. Tiiat was a g pi; el It knocked the bieath out a of m f- : a few -ernrd: hut I soon went h aftei l'.i't e t.e r tha- i'e and had lorn g fi0.1 a . over tre eye. When j n # e saw that the body punch didn't worry le lie began to run away. "I figured when he came up for the last r?und that I had the tight won easily, but wanted to knock Armstrong out now liat the end was so near. He stood up to ?e for a moment and I swung my left ard enough to do the trick. Boh saw it uming and in his hurry to get away fell n the floor. As he got up I went after im and, landing both hands on his jaw, rove him back into his own corner, rmstrong's seconds were yelling to him lat the end of the round was near, and le big black turned bis back to me and ivered tip like a turtle. I was pounding way at his back ribs to make him turn uind when the last bell rang Referee harlie White gave me the decision at nee." Armstrong, though having led somehat of a sporty life, still retains much f his physical strength and makes an leal heavy worker for Jeffries. Jim, hile pulling his punches some, still can it loose to a certain extent with Armrong, as heavy gioves are used in the aining bouts. Armstrong is familiar ith many of Johnson's pet blows and as given Jeffries some grand workouts. Farmer Burns. Last but not least of Jeffries' training >tinue is Farmer Burns, the veteran restler. It was because of daiiy bouts itli him that Jeff was able to get In utnp . MKJUHUON atriotic Addresses at Unveiling of Bronze Tablet. IUILT A CENTURY AGO Id Structure on Capitol Hill Has Witnessed Many Stirring and Historic Scenes. Standing in the shadow of the Old Capi prison, with its war-time memories, illiam V. Cox, vice chairman of the rmanent committee tin marking points interest in the District of Columbia, is afternoon delivered an address teem- | g with patriotism. Exercises were held 'ginning at 5::5o o'clock this afternoon eident to the unveiling of a bronze blet on the former prison house, rhe ancient structure, now converted to a modern dwelling, is at the corner 1st a ntt A streets northeast, facing e Capitol park. It stands upon a grassy rrace and is shaded by great trees, in liking contrast with its gloom and spair in the sixties. The program was opened with an incation by Rev. John Reid Shanfion. pasr of the Metropolitan M. B. Church. Mr. Cox gave a history of the movcent for marking historic points in the strict and paid a high tribute to Wilim P. Van Wickle. chairman of the mmittee on marking sites: to Henry F. Macfarland, District CommissionI'uno H. Rudolph. Frederick LJ. ?en and other working members of e committee. He said it is the hope the committee that the tablets of onse will preserve for all time the >mory of persons distinguished in the ibuilriing of the republic and its Captl city. Unveiled by Miss Cox. The tablet was unveiled by Miss izel Van Zandt Cox, a great-great 1 J u*? ? e i amuiuugiiie r Ul ueu. jamcs v-ua, a. ?mber of Congress from New Jersey 1809, and who lived at Long's Hotel fore it became the capitol. In his address Col. Thomas S. Hopns, former commander of the Departtnt of the Potomac, G. A. R.. Rave a sume of the history of the Old Cap>1 prison de said the structure was erected prior by George Walker and was used hotel purposes by William Tunnicliff d Pontius t>. Stelhr. and later by Whin Ixing. down to the present owners. 'After the destruction of the Capitol 1*14 by the British soldiers." he said. >aniel Carroll of Duddington, Thomas iw and Rev. Dr. Frederick May sered the property and offered it to Coryess. and it was thus occupied from l."? to IMP. On March 4. 1817, Mr. Mone Mas inaugurated on a platform built er the front door. The courts occupied until 1*"J4. For a long time thereafter was occupied as a boarding house, and js patronized mostly by members of! )iigr? ss for the south. John C. Calhoun j cd and died here March .'11. 1K."V<?. 'At the beginning of the civil war it *s used as a military prison. ('apt. irz of Aiidersonville was hanged on its ounds. Belle Boyd, the noted Conderate spy. was confined within its tils. Many noted men were seized and rust into it by military authority, iter George T. Brown, sergeant-at-arms ti e Senate, bought the property and inverted i' in'o three residences, which ?re occupied by Senator Lyman Trum111 of Illinois. Stephen J Field, justice the Supreme Court of the I'nited ates. and by Mr. Brown. What Walls Have Seen. "If these old walls, erected more than century a go, could only speak, what les they could tell. They saw the birth a great city, brought fortii in a wilder, ss, and they have seen develop year year into maturity and into the city autifui. ' They saw t!ie walls of the old Cipitol se, and in 1M4 they saw t:ie red-coated litish troops, flushed with iheir victory Blader.sbarg. march across this plaza, ply the tor: h to the Capitol and reduce to ashes. Thev sheltered th" t'ongress itil the new Capitol, built upon the dies ot the old, became habitable. They tve seen every inauguration since Coness first met here, and they saw Mr. Incoln stand upon those eastern steps *r there March 4, lstil. anil tiiey heard ie mutterings of that awful storm, so on to burst, whose thunderbolts carried >ath and destruction into every part of ie nortli and ttie south. "They saw him again on Mafeh 4. 1W?4, his second inaugural,' when his gentle ?ul had been torn by the herrors of war, td when his sad features betrayed his ental aoeiiisli under the tremendous jrdr-ns and responsibilities of his official isition. 'And again. in April, 1WST1, they saw s dead body horn<? up those steps and to the rotunda, while the nation wept. "They saw this fair city turned into military .amp. the writ of habeas .-oris suspended, the enemy thundering at * very pates, while, at intervals, from 'ar could be heard the guns at Bull un. Krederickburg, Antietam and Fort [evens. Joy Turned to Grief. "They saw the National Capital, cele attng with unrestrained joy. ablaze ith illuminations, intoxicated with vlciry. changed in a day to a crape-hung ty. prostrated with grief over the death ' the great but gentle s?>ul whose name id fame will never die "They have seen, thanks be unto God, reunited country; have seen it grow id take its plaee among the great nanus of the earth, a mighty people, hose (Jod is the Lord, and whose carnal principles are liberty, equality and istice. "And as these walls have looked down pon a century pregnant with mighty rents, world wide in their far-reaching fccts. a century that has accomplished lore for the uplifting of humanity and e glory of God than any five centuries lat have ever preceded it, it is fitting nd proper that we should oti this, the t-'-th anniversary of the signing of the >eclar;tt ion of Inderiendence. place upon ?em an enduring tablet, forever marklg a spot of such deep historic interest." Overcome by Heat in Street. William M. Jones, sixty-one years old, ,as overcome by the heat today while i front of l'nj K street northwest. He ell to the pavement and struck his head gainst the i urb. but was not seriously int. He soon recovered sufficiently to o to his home at :jil> Pennsylvania uveue northwest. / i BOILERMAKERALWAYS A CAREFUL FIGHTER Took Punishment Twice to Show He Could Stand It and Then Got His Men. Jeff has always been a careful fighter, and brain work has been in evidence in all of his contests. That he has a superb defense when he fights a man considered a dangerous hitter has been proven on more occasions than one. In his first battle with Bob Fitzslmmons he was on the defense the greater part of ihe time, and Fitz landed very fewblows on him. The same is true of his twenty-fiveround go with Sharkey, and while Sailor Tom was carrying the fight to him all the way through Jeffries blocked nearly all the dangerous swings launched by the able seamon or got inside them, countering hard on Tom's body in every round. Few persons fully realized how much punishment Tom Sharkey suffered in that furious fight, for body blows are not nil seen by the spectators, and the man landing them does not appear to be doing as much execution as if he was sending his blows to the head and face. Sharkey was sent to the hospital for several weeks with three broken ribs, sustained in that fight, and he has never put up a good battle since. He admits that Jeff is a powerful hitter, as, in fact, do all men who have encountered the exboilermaker. In only one fight did Jeffries show anything like carelessness, and that was in his second bout with Fitzsimmons. He had been tantalized by certain sport writers about Jieing eternally on the defense, and seine of them nettled him by comparing his "never-take-a-chance" style to the bulldog aggressiveness of the old-time champion, John L,. Sullivan. Smarting under these tautits, Jeffries said he would show his critics that he could win a fight without utilizing his old safeguard, the crouch, and he went in and fought old Boli in an erect posture. The result we all know. Bcb heat him to a frazzle for four or five rounds, literally breaking his hands on the iron jaws of the hoilermaker. Jeff stood the terrific blows of the old warhorse uninchingly, and when Fitz had exhausted all his resources Jeffries stepped in and put him down and ont with a few snort hooks from his deadly left. In his second fight with Jim Corbett, at Frisco, Jeff stood erect and outfought t'orbett in every round, winning under wraps. He toyed with Gus RuhHn and heat him at will after taking the Akron man's hardest wallops for two <nr three rounds. Jeff was never extendedi in any of his fights while champion. TRIES IfflElN CEIL YOUNG MAN ARRESTED IN ANACOSTIA HANGS HIMSELF. Cut Down'and Hurried to Casualty Hospital?Probably Will Recover. Using his handkerchief and suspenders to form a noose. Charles K. Wilson, a noininr ivontv.siiv VPfl r? flf atTC. at tempted suicide by banging himself this afternoon in the eleventh precinct police station in Anaeostia. When Capt. Anderson visited the cellroom about o'clock he found Wilson suspended from the overhead bars. He was apparently dead. Drs. Mundell and Holbrook were j summoned and administered stimulants which nartially revived the young man. i Wilson was taken in haste to the Cas- | ualty Hospital in the hope of saving his life. Late this afternoon the surgeons said he will recover. Kariier in the afternoon Wilson ? ?< arrested in Twining City by Policeman A. P. Ogle, charged with committing 1 an assault on Iceland Nesbitt. lie became morose after being placed in a cell and seemed to keenly feel the mor- j titicatinn of his situation, lie resides at , Jtsi., nth street southeast. FAIR THIS EVENING, IS WEATHER PROPHECY ! Unless There Is Downpour, Firei i works Display Will Begin at 8 O Clock. Fair weather is the prediction for this evening, and unless some untoward down! pour happens around N o'clock the display of fireworks on the ellipse, scheduled to begin at S-lh o'clock, will gladden the hearts of thousands of youngsters of the District. The exhibition will include many pyrotechnical novelties and surprises. Fol; lowing it Pennsylvania avenue will be illuminated from to 11:4."i this evening. ONLY INDIAN AVIATOR. . Irontail, Last Og^.lalla Chief, Does ? 7 Pioneer Air Act for Race. From th" St. Louis I'ostT>i?p:il< li. j irontail. the last of the Ogalalla chiefs i who followed Sitting Hull, the wily old ! Sioux medicine man, into the battle of the Little Bis Horn, when brave Gen. Custer (Yellow Hair) and his men were! slaughtered, is the only savage who has i learned the arts of civilization and who j is living very much in the present. Rain- ' in-the-Kace. Yellow Horse and ail the j tierce warriors who were with Sitting Bull on that fateful day ,n IMli have tollowed the old chief to the happy hunting grounds. In the span of a man's lifetime Irontail has been part of the aboriginal life of this country and a participant 111 its gieaiest progress. Urne a breeched and leathered savage, he has become an expert automobile driver, and the other dayhe reached the height of modern human mechanical endeavor when lie piloted an aeroplane through the air with as much i skill and appreciation as a scientific American aviator. . ... . . ^ ? f t<,l..?.l . L..t r?Lt_u 1 ii ?d." "ii iiuuji imqiiii iii.n i iiiui irontail, who has seen the world with Buffalo Bill, as a member of the Wild West show, an.l who has acquired a worldly wisdom that has made liini as familiar with the boulevards of Paris and the streets of Budapest, Constantinople, Vienna and St Petersburg as with the hills of Montana and Wyoming, where he ranged as a savage, got into a Curtis biplane and gave the word to the mechanic to turn it loose. When the engine started and the biplane soared into the air the old Indian chief held it Pteady and imperturbably skimmed over the ground and about the Held, steering the machine here and there as he listed, with as much ease as if it were an automobile, with which he has long been familiar. A rapturous public cheered the Indian to the echo, hut when the machine descended and ran along the ground until it stopped Irontail stepped from It with as much nonchalance as he would climb down from the back of his pony if he wore back again in the land of his fathers. It was an impressive performance in that it evidenced the remarkable rapid strides civilization lias made in a single generation. The Indian in a Hying machine would seem to stand for the apotheosis of modern progress. HEAVY RAIN FAILS TO DAUNT ATHLETES First of the Municipal Games Held in the Field North of the Swimming Pools. In spile of a heavy downpour of rain which struck the first annual municipal games just as they were starting off this afternoon, about .'500 contestants managed to flop through the mud in the various track events. Washington is in need of a fast municipal track?that was the sentiment expressed by nearly every athlete who competed this afternoon. The quarter-mile cinder path, on which were held the Olympic games of this community?the capital city of a great nation?was made almost single handed by Dr. William B. Hudson, the superintendent of the bathing*beach. The field is placed just north of the municipal swimming pools, where aquatic events were held before tho rain. spoiled the comforts of athletes and spectators at the track. The results of the events which had been finished before The Star went to press follow: Schoolboy Events. Schoolboy events, fourteen years and under. 23-yard dash for 12-year-old boys?Won by E. Fuller, jr.; second, N. Grace; third. George Crawford. Time, 3 2-3 seconds. 50-yard dash?Won by J. C. Young; second. Owen Mead; third, Henry Coleman. Time, ?:t-5? seconds. 30-vard sack race?Won by Leigh Hunt; second. L<^Holland; third, George Crawford. Time, lti seconds. Standing broad jump?Won by Lewis; second, Meade; third. Young. Distance, 8 feet lOtfc inches. Trip to the terminal. Each contestant ran 1<M? yards, with suit case and clothes. Put street clothes on over running suit, after running 1IMJ yards and then run back?Won by Charles Brainard; second, O. l.awrcnson; third, Lee Holland. Senior Events. m Seventv-five-yard dash, open, for novices?Won by E. W. Thrall; second. M. B. Maynard: third, H. Robinson. Time, S 4-3 seconds. One hundred-yard dash for boys under 120 pounds?Won bv Leonard Bowen; second, T. E. Stokes: third, E. W. Thrall. Time, 11 2-3 seconds. 220-vard dash?Won by Stokes; second, E. W. Thrall; third, Chas. King. Time, 27 2-5 seconds. 50-yard potato race?Scholastic-?Won by O. Lawrenson: second, Lee Holland; third, Charles Bannard. Time, 36 seconds. Swimming Races. 50-yard swim?J. C. Young, first; Joseph Rafferty, second; Carl Carrick. third. Time, 0.33 3-3. ltio-yard swim?R. Rutherford, first; Harry Woods, second; J. M. Cutts, third. Tome. 1.03 2-5. Diving, plain front, plain ba^k, jack knife?J. C. Young, first; Carl Carrick, second; J. Christoph, third, 100-yard swim, for boys?J. C. Young won. Carl Carrick second, Karl Christoph third. Time. 1.33 2-5. 220-yard swim?Wood won. Cutts second. Burch third. Time, 3.25 2-5. 440-yard swim?Cu its, first; Burch, second; Sale, third. Tub race?Christoph, first; Carroll, sec-ond: Freeman Roberts, third. Diving for seniors?Harry Wood, first; Prentiss Sale, second: De Lashmutt, i third. Diving for distance?F. Bruncr. 83fs feet, first; Wood, 38 feet, second; Kenow, 37 feet :> inches, third. SAYS irS^ENNINGS. ? Cobb Insists That Detroit Manager T_ /I a. TT i. c A1..L* ri? ... xs urea c ractor 01 uxuu s ouccesb. Ty Cobb, the star outfielder of the Detroit Tigers, is an enthusiastic admirer of Hughey Jennings. Tyrus will give you the strongest kind of an argument if jou would insinuate that Jennings is not the greatest manager in the wor d. While some critics insist that Cobb is the big factor in the Tigers' success. Cobb contends that the one big factor is Hugiiej Jennings. According to Cobb, Jennings uses fewer signals than any other manager in the majors. Cobb says: "Jennings always Impresses on his players the fact that they have some gray matter, and eight times <.ut of ten he allows us to use our own judgment as to what to do when we step to the plate. "If we think we can pull off the hitand-run better than a successful hunt, that's just what iie wants us to do. Of course, every now at:d then lie maps out the plan of piay, hut Invariably lie puts the matter up to the base runners and the hatter." | Cobb contends that Hughey's coaching I on the base line- is responsible for many | a hit by the Tigers. "When you are up i in a pinch Jennings talks incessantly and 1 never lets you realize if he can help it that you are in a trying position. His I chatter is one of confidence, his belief in ! you that you will make trood. and the | first thing you know lie lias imparted the feeling of confidence to you, and in base hall, as in everything else, confidence - is half the battle." Tyrus delights in telling how Jennings took tiie IiPtroit club when harmony was entirely lacking and built up a great machine in which harmony is the watchword. According to Ty, Jennings, after taking over" the reins of the club,'discovered the feelings that existed among the players antl then started to break up the spirit of dissension. Now the Tigers are one f ig haj p.v family. The fact that they have won three pennants is proof of this. Their one hope is to break a base hall tradition by "copping" the fourth pennant. As to the world's series, they reiuse to be interviewed. Curiosities of Lightning. | From the Ianideii Spectator. A young girl in charge of two children, sheltering under a tree on CMslehurat I Common, was struck by lightning and killed one of those dreadful Instances of the sort of personal touch with which lightning seems to select its victim, for though one child is reported to have been thrown down, neither, apparently, was injured. There are many instances, of course, of this strange selection, due in most cases probably to some accident of clothing. There is a well remembered case which happened some years ago at Cambridge, when three young men were walking across an open tspace of ground, and the middle one of the three was ; struck dead, while the others were untouched. The inquest showed that the young man who was killed had nails in his hoots, whereas the others were wearing Iniafing shoes. The phenomena of thunderstorms have been the subject of much study in America. But if thundeiutorms can he classified, they are still not thoroughly understood. We do not yet know what are the exact conditions which lead to a discharge of electricity in the form of a | ! lightning-nasn nom cioua i?> cloud or | from cloud to earth. We cannot reproi due thunder and lightning In a labora! tory. We do not know what Is the origin 1 of the electrification manifested in a storm. Amateur Photography on the Wane ? Krom the Isuuiiai Times. Complaints are rife of decreased interest in photographic societies and in photographic exhibitions. There are certainly fewer of the latter than there were six or eight years ago. and soci^ies, if not actually less numerous, are on the whole weaker both in numbers and in enthusiasm. In the United States their numbers have decreased .In or W> per cent at least. It Is easy to deduce from this a decay of interest in photography and a lessening of the number of amateur photographers, and, indeed, this easy operation has been performed. Simple deductions on complex questions should always be regarded with suspicion, and in this case suspicion develops into incredulity when it is found that side by side with the degeneration of the photographic society an increased and ever-increasinc business is being done in plates, films and papers. EVANS ONE OF IHE . WONDERS OF BASE BALL Rose From Cub Reporter to Best of Arbiters in Very Short Time. "So you took a college education to be an umpire!" shouted an excited fan at Billy Evans, the American League indicator, the other day. after the latter had committed what he thought a grave error in giving a decision. Billy Evans did get a college education, but not with the intention of becoming an umpire any more than he thought of becoming the excellent newspaper man and boxer that he is. It was law that he studied. It is umpiring. newspaper writing and boxing that he does. He Is proficient at each. Evans wanted to be a Daniel Webster and a Frank B. Kellogg combined. But his early ambition was never realized. Is Glad of It. | Today he gazes back and congratulates himself that fortune took the course she did. "For it is one thing to be a lawyer, and it's another to get the money," says Billy, smiling. That's the reason Billy Evans became an arbiter of base ball games. He could accumulate an account in the bank quicker by this method than any other. And it's the reason he has toured Ban Johnson's circuit four years as a decision giver. Suffice it to say that he is getting the money and is drawing a nice little increase on his 1909 salary. Circumstance has played a big role in the formation of Evans' life activities. Opportunity "knocked at his door" and he was there to greet it. He became its friend. Because ho lnd the mm litv which "opportunity demands?ability. As the ability developed so did the opportunity, and the result is that in Cleveland he is numbered among; the leading celebrities in the sporting world. Starts as Cub Reporter. In a comfortable seat in the Youngstown (Ohioi grandstand one summer afternoon in 11KH Evans was waiting for the Ycungstown and Homestead clubs of the o'd Ohio Protective Association to open action in the first of a four-game series. He had just graduated frcm Cornell University and had obtained a position as "cub" reporter 011 the Youngstown Vindicator at the munificent salary of eight bones per week. Evans had secured a leave of absence for that afternoon, aid his penchant for enjoyment drifting to base ball, he went to the game. It was after the hour on which the contest was scheduled to begin. Billy began to get impatient to see the teams play. There was much hurrying around the grandstand of the two managers. And the opposing captains were holding frequent ' consultations. They were evidently searching for Home one. This was the cause of the delay. While Billy was watching the pitchers warm up he was suddenly confronted by the two managers. "Our regular umpire hasn't shown up, and we want you to take care of the job." said they in chorus. Billy protested that he wasn't qualified to umpire such an important game. But protests were not allowable. "We'have heard you played ball at Cornell, and you can do as well as anybody," returned the managers. "Well, I'll take a whirl at it," Evans agreed. He did, and he "got by" without being mobbed. After the game he was hired to umpire the other thres games of the series. His continued good eyesight and good judgment pleased Charlie Morton, president of the association, and induced the latter to make an o!*er to the embryo official to work the rest of the season. The pay was fair. "Better than reporting." thought Evans, and he signed a contract. He worked that season and the next, and for a year after. When the O. and P. League was organized in 1005 he was eneraeed as one of the umpires. Toward the fag end of the season a couple of American League scouts looking for playerr saw Evans" work. They recommended him to Ban Johnson. The robust president inquired about the young umpire, and learned that he was pretty good. Gets American League Offer. A few days prior to Christmas, same year, Evans received a letter stamped on the outside "American League." "I jam ready to offer you a position in the American League next season at a salary of SLSCO. Signed, B. B. Johnson," read the stationary oh the inside of the envelope. Right there Billy Evans fainted. When restored to consciousness he read the letter three times His realization could not comprehend such a sunt when I read with one glance. "American league umpire, me?'* he asked himself. No, it wasn't possible. He had just turned down att offer to work in the American Association because ho didn't consider himself ripe. But again he agreed to "take a whirl at it," and therewith h< purchased a bottle of ink and beat all running records to the post office. lie was twenty-two years old when initiated into the mysteries of big league arbitrating in liKXi?the youngest mar who had ever attempted to assume the same office as Silk O'Loughlin. Tim Hurst and other "-tars. He is twenty-six now. He had trouble the first year, but be'ore the season closed be demonstrated to the players that his authority on the hall field was to be unquestioned. And since th?*n. except in the case of the pop bottle at St. Louis, lie has experienced little difficult;- in the course of Ids duties. off the hall field and on, Billy Evans is a likable fellow. He has a charm of manner that makes him friends everywhere. He earns good pay as umpire. But in the winter he has his sources of revenue with which to pay gas bills and buv snow shovels He has to do these things because he - ? ? a IF marripu i u\> . He writes weekly letters on general hase hall topfts. They pay all winter hills and more. Evans snends a great deal of his time during the off season with Jimmy Dunn and his stable of boxers. Although it Is not generally known. h? is as good as heavy weights grow in this section. Jimmy Dunn will toll you that. So here's a little timely advice to the uuanelsonie players of the American T.eague: "Look out for Rllly Evans this season. He's a tighter, and he's in good condition." LUCKY BASE BALL. Twenty-five Per Cent Playing and Seventy-five Per Cent Luck. "Base hall." states Charley Babb of the Atlanta team, "is 25 per cent playing and 75 per cent luck." And a good many athletes and moguls agree witii Mr. Babb along those lines. As a matter of fact the luck?or the break?or tne game piavs a good bit bigger part In base ball than It is entitled to play. If every manager and player would make up his mind that base ball Is -J.n rer cent playing and 75 per cent pluck, luck wouldn't figure so far. As it runs, let a ball club draw a few bad breaks and nine-tenths of the team immediately begin doping it out that the stuff is all against them and the rest is no use. They're unlucky, and there is nothing else to It. And after a few bad breaks of the game -ip goes the sponge and they begin to sit back and wait for the right break to come. If a club would onlymake up its mind to fight ail the harder when the break was had?to try and offset it?this tough luck of the game would be a good many points shy of a 75 per cent total?or a *25 per cent either. The harder the game goes against you, the harder you've got to go against the game in this or any other pastime if you figure on pushing the correct merchandise across. Babb cites as an example a turn last season when his club won nineteen out of * twenty-three games and then proceeded to drop fifteen out of the next sixteen. "It was the same set of men all the way through." explains Charley. If that wasn't luck?what was it? Easy enough. After winning a few games Rabb's team figured the break was with them at last and hustled harder than they had hustled all year. We saw them in the middle of their run and you could never have told it was "the same ball club. Then the break switched back to the rut. and in place of hustling the attack was lifeless and the defense dazed and uncertain. If this club had continued hustling as it did throtigh the winning stretch, the odds are better than even that he would have copped eight games or more in pla> e of one out of the sixteen that followed. When the luck doesn't come to you, you've got to go after It. and the old pluck will bring it home nine times out of ten. In a full season's run there will he no great dluerence in the actual luck of the game one way or another among the eight clubs. But there may be a big difference in the way the different contenders meet the situation. The ball club that hustles the hardest and hustles n'l the time in the long run will be the luckiest and you can put this in your dope stick and smoke it to a finish. 1 1 ai Wives of Weissensee and the Bookmakers Special ONTespomlonoe of The Star. BERLIN, June 11*10. SEVEN short miles from the heart of this sleepless city, amid flowering meadows, dream the sister suburbs of VVeissensee and New Weissensee. Pretty rococo villas and less pretty flat houses rise cliff-like from t lie flowering meaddows; there is a round, translucid lake edged with daisies, a park, a toppling schless, neat little avenues fringed with innocent plane-trees, and delightful deepsea-eyed children. And happy homes innumerable! At least so men imagined. But as Eden had its serpent and the Hesperian gardens their dragon, so the . Weissonsees were piagued by the old enemy of virtuous men, who has happily. however, at last been put to flight , by the redeeming devotion of witely hearts. * * His Sulphurousness laid out near Weissensee an excellent race course, and offered tempting prizes for the fastest trotters. The venture threatened to fail. Respectable Weissensee never had heard of trotters before, and at first regarded with just suspicion the evil one's contrivance. But sport burns in all blood; and Weissensee succumbed. It began to attend the races. At first it attended furtively in twos and threeB, with hats pulled down over eyes or in disguising blue spectacles. But as the seduction grew this shame disappeared. Weissensee came in tens and twenties; then in hundreds, and at last wholesale, so that soon its whole male population spent Sundays and holidays watching the Intoxicating sport. The churches were empty. Skittles lost their charm. There were no more Idyllic walks with wives and sweethearts down the plane-tree avenues, and tears over absent fathers appeared in the children's deep-sea eyes. * * * The fact is the Weissenseers bet and lost. Ignortng the permitted "totalisator" system, which swindles you slowly and honestly, they laid their money with betting men from Berlin, who unlawfully made books on English and American nnes, ana, of course, started for home each evening with beaming ' faces and inflated wads. Very different were faces?and wads?In W'eissen see. Every one was hard up. Husbands had no money for theaters; children played without toys; the umbrageous beer garden went bankrupt, and summer hats dwindled like Halley's comet. "Business," growled peevish husbands, "has gone to the dog*." What was worse?in the bookmakeis' wake came enameled lacies from Berlin, who smiled to the erring husbands, and soon it was seen that while Weissensee's headgear shiiveied, the enameled ladies* hats waxed in radius and radiance. Things were becoming black. It was the fault of the devil, his racecourse and the corruptions of the Babylonian metropolis. Griselda herself would have lost patience. But the hour of deliverance was nigh. The wives of Weissensee met in council for self-defense, mssensions wore iu,gotten, and ladies who had never hitherto exchanged nods alssed one another so ardently that powder filled the air. What was to be done? Expostulations, curtain lectures, (openings and threats, it was agreed, had been tried sufficiently and in vain, it was reserved for Frau Lelner, a local doctor's wife, to propound a remedy. As the husband. she opined, had succumbed hol lp (lie innocent trotters, but to toe auurtnients of hazardous bets, the only solution was to send the bookmakers to jail. * * "If the police can't catch the oookniakers, bow can we?" asked a dissentient. "The police can't wash babies, but we? at least I can," snapped Frau l^einer. And the meeting, she counseled, should elect an espionage committee, track down the* la w-br? aking bookmakers and then. havinff ahnwn itc fi nocaa i n ^oiocf iro work, for the coarser work of capture call in the police. At first the amazed meeting gasped. But lovely woman is receptive to ideas A moment later the despairing wives 1 wavered: next they Judicially discussed, ' and finally they unanimously approved of the unparalleled proposal! Amid a shower of kisses and powder the meeting dispersed. Tne beginning was hardest. There were ' no clues. But the resource:ul wives en; listed a youthful advocate, who had been only once on the iace course and was not wholly lost. He was deeply in love with Frau Leiner's rosy daughter: and with one of those overwhelming caresses for which good men pledge their sou's? and poor men their overcoats?I-raulr in 1 won him into the plot. Thus were secured the initial fac s. It took time to find the rest. In midnight siience, while snoring husbands dreamed of backing winners for a million, their guardian angels slipped out of bed and stole their poeketbooks, <?earched for the bookmakers' names, copied suspicious addresses and scrupulously analyzed every ambiguous note. They found incidentally, It is said, scented notes from Berlin's enameled femininity, but this was suffered in silence for the sake of the common cause. Once a week the committee met and collated the material and so on industriously until the identity of the smful bookmakers was known thoroughly. Then after a month of unremitted labor the blow thunderously fell. * * * A memorandum signed by twenty distinguished wives of Wei3sensee reached the police, with names, addresses, descriptions and beauty marks of the bookmakers, and lists rf their crimes. Next Sunday the Weissensee rac course was more than usually thronged. In addition to the local males and the ursual Berlin concourse, there were a score or so of sharp-nosed strangers, who seemed to take the keenest Interest in tile racets. for theV sought out the law-breaking bookmakers and asked them to lay them odds. In the excitement no one noticed that fifty fierce-whiskered policemen had tramped onto the course: and when the favorite "Schnellzug" LiuiLi'u \ iriuuuusi.v me iiiiiaii ine sharp-nosed strangers tapped the hookmakers' elbows, and said: "You had bet, ter come along quietly" And half an hour later three-and-twenty breakers-upof-homes were entrained for the capital, to be lodged in inhospitable jails. And all rnded like a novel. In court Frau Leiner and thirteen triumphant sisters swore the bookmakers liberties away. An impressed judge paid them compliments: an impressed jury, thrilled by feminine ingenuity, forgot to yawn. "But how did you get the address of the prisoner?" asked the judge. "Oh, it fell out of my husband's pocket when he was asleep," was the answer. And the impressed judge smiled, and paid still further compliments. And of all men present, who heard the interesting tale, only the bookmakers felt sad. The husbands, of course, were delighted. They were saved from themselves. There was a marked decline of spectators at Weissensee's last races. Instead . there were processions of loving eouples in the plane-tree avenues and around the daisyedged lake. And regenerated Weissensee is full of laughter and light. SCENE AT THE ] KS^ B M' W dt J ~ I * * \ I ^ ELBERFEliO KKTIKi.M. UAItDM'i PAMPERED PETS ARE RAQF Ml I PI Km LrnuL. l/riLL i lmil.hu Every Provision Made to Make Life Comfortable for Men of Diamond. / NETV YORK, Julv 4.? Professional base ball players of today are very lucky individuals. writes Sam Crane. They are better taken care of. more carefully nursed than any other othletes. and this, too, j is an athletic age. The hall player is mollycoddled forj seven months of each year, too, while ; athletes in other lines have their trainins seasons curtailed to meet the requirements of some particular athletic meet. No better illustration of the progress base ball has made in late years can be furnished possibly than by comparison of the present, day training methods with ; those of thirty years ago or even twenty. ; I can remember the time when the' players of clubs in the National league were glad to get a pall of water to "wash up" in after a game, and such things as shower plunges and needle baths looked to be as far away as the services of t a trainer or rubber. And that was not i more than two years back. In the earlier days of the game any old kind of a room and conveniences were deemed sufficient for ball players by the club owners. The request for an i extra pail or a few mere r.ails to hang j clothes on would be greeted with der'sion, \ while the thoughts of running water i would have caused the owner to go daffy. , I remember of an instance in Cincin- I nati during 1884. when one pail was con- j sidered sufficient for an entire team to wash up In, and after-the ablution of the players were performed the eame pail was used as the tram's "growler." This was the year in which the I'nion associ- j ation tried to break into the cities of Cincinnati. St. I.ouis, Philadelphia and1 Boston, but without, success, as the "outlaws" went "up the spout" before the j season was finished. * * * The Cincinnati T'nions of Dsi p ayed on i the same grounds as those now occupied ' by tiie Cincinnati Reds, and Dan O'Reary j was their manager. That there was only one wash pail in j tiie "stable," called a dressing room. I ] can vouch for. I was there one day I after a game and the home team had | beaten the St. Louis t'nions, theT biggest , rivals. Manager O'/.eary and his players j were, therefore, considerably eiattd One' of tii? boys remarked to the manager: "Dan. some beer wouldn't go bad; i am as dry as p. fish." "Certainly, me boy, we'll have a buck-, et." replied Dan. The one pail was found outside in the! sun, drying out, and, although it was] strictly against the rules for any in- ! toxicating drinks to he brought into the dressing room, the manager, feel-j ing more tiian usually pleased over tiie1 victory, decided to take the chance. A boy was sent out with the "growler" and the price with wl ich to fill it to the brim. Just as the boy was returning. Justus Thorner, the owner of the club, drove! up to the dressing room and entered." The boy came whistling merrily along; a minute later with the pail foaming j over with froth and dripping: on the floor. The manager saw that ho must make I "some strategic move at once or his | head would be off in a jiffy, so with a smile Dan asked the boy pleasantly: i "Why, what have you got in the i pail?" "Beer." answered the boy, "what you ordered." Well, the look of injured innocence that spread on O'Learv's face would . have made a hit in a poker game. "What." he shouted, "beer!" Didn't you hear me order milk?" Tiie case never came up for trial, and no one was released. * **" I Conveniences for dressing were so I very poor at nearly all of the bajl j grounds in the early days of the sport that players frequently donned their! uniforms at home and walked the streets until t ime for the game. It ; was a common sight to see players ir> i uniform on the streets early in the i morning and late at night. As for trainers or rubbers, they w ere i even further off than baths, nr.d for a rlub to hire a professional rubber would have b^en thought a crazy proposition But it was under these advt r>e conditions that many of tlie best flayers the game ever saw were brought ?vt and developed into stars of such brilliancy j that their reputat'ons hive not been dimmed since. What those old-t:mcrs would have become as players had they the benefits of the present day training i trips, trainers' attentions, etc , is beyond mc. but they we e unapproachable then, j The advent of the college player into J professional base bail caused a gradual transformation from ail tiie existing J crude conditions to the present up-to- ! date methods, without which no c'.ub thinks it is on the base ball map. The players' clubhouses on the Pitts- i burg and Brooklyn ball parks are furnished with libraries, costly 1 ugs cover the floors, there are billiard tables and bowling alleys and baths of everv description. Trainers and rubbers are at the players' beck and call at ail hours of the day and night. Other clubs have nearly as well furnished .clubhouses On the road the players travel in firstclass sty'e and stop at the very best hotels. Rooms with baths are demanded by them, too, and secured. Now 'hat players do not dress at hotels they are I welcome guests, ar.d it can he' said that they conduct themselves like gent'emen as a general thing. Twenty years ago, instead of a lower berth in a Pullman sleeper, it was the old elbow nod in the now despised "SulBiit have the players irereased in professional ability in proportion to their improved surroundings? meir j I think not. * * MORNING GAME QH 1Sk Nv w . Ljl , '* ^ ^ ^ . J II OX KI.EI.\OW8 (.IKIIMIKR. PILFERING BASES AND THEIR BIG DECREASE Big Catcher's Glove the Main Reason There Are Fewer Steals Than in Old Days. N*E\V YORK. July 4.?The decline of base running in base hall lias born muo : bemoaned. Base running has be n described as a rapidly vanishing art. and all that. That bail players nowadays don't steal as many bases as they u*ei to twenty years ago is a plain, bald lac*, but that doesn't necessarily mc^n that base running lias suffered to the d trimcnt of tbe game. On the contrary, bns?> bail is a more scientific and interest.ng game now than when many mor. bases were stolen. The high devclopmen o:' team work?which is one reason why a > many bases aren't stolen?the hit-andrun play, for instance?has improved th-' game as a game, even if doing an ay with seme individuality and initiative cy individual players on the hases. Base runners are as fast as they ever were; there are just as many of them, and they run with just as good judgment. Aren't Cobb and Collins and Bee ner fully as good as were Hamilton, Stovey and Fogarty? Or, to put it in anotli#.* way, wouldn't they steal just as many bases if the same conditions obtained? Aside from the subordination of the individual to the team there are excellent reasons why fewer bases are stolen in the present era of the national game. They are reasons which do not concern at all the ability *>f the runners themselves. Fcr one thing, there is a big difference in the way stolen bases are scored. Once upon a time all a player had to do was to start for the next base with the pit ft. and he got credit for a steal?if he got there?no matter what happened to the pitched ball. If the ball was hit lie got his steal just the satne. The present rules prohibit crediting a man with a steal if lie gets to the next base aided by a batted ball, and that in itself makes a difference. Put ? a * ? FKirm iiuiLii'ii<-e in reducing the number of wtulcn basts, and one often overlooked in dispunsiiiK the qucnUon, is the advent of the big catcher's mnt. Prior to 189o there were many more stolen base* than later. The big niitt began to be used tirst in 18.S9, but was not generally adopted until later. Arthur Irwin was the man who originated it and his tins', experiment consist! <1 in putting a single piece of leather over the paim of an ordinary fielder's glove Out of tins grew th?* present hig glove. Irwin experimented v.itli his glove through the medium of Tom Daly, then with Washington, and Pat Murphy, then with the Giants, and now a p liceniaii in Worcester And what difference did the big mitt make ?>n base stealing? Just this: It saxes valuable liine ill toe catcher getting his throw away. When catchers used the small lingered glove their hands had to give when taking a pitch. The yield o the hands to swiftly pitched balls meant that just so much time "was lost in launching the throw, valuable time and a big help to the base runner. Also there were more passed balls then. Hut with the hug* thick padded glove there is practically no gi\e. The big cushion held out tu front serves as a pocket in which the pitched hall stops dead, and the catcher simply picks out the ball with his other hand and ma^es his throw. Th?- fra (1p t iiUi> 1 hn< ?ft VPtl iia<5 llPPfl !h<? 11"/1 v 1 mil- ?- - main reason why base stealing has fallen off. In 1V,?7 Ward stole 111 bases. Fogarty KC and Kelly M. and there were five others who stole over fifty bases, all In fewer games than now constitute a sea: on. In 1KV.I Stovey stole lib bases, O'Brien Hamilton 117, I>ors 01, "Welch It" and thirteen others stole over fifty each. Ilccorus of the present show n such who'esaie quantities of steals. Tlu record for l'.ne, shows that Cobb stole 4*0 and t'onrov and Flick 41 ea h. In I'Au Wagner stole ,V., Chance .">7. Devlin .V; and M3gee 7>."i, they being the leaders. But in i;*t?:? there seems to ha\e been an improvement in the American Rescue at 1 ast, I'obb stealing 7t>. Collins <17 and Bush 7>.'h The 1!<'7 guide contains this brief ru!* for stolen bases: "A stolen base shall be credited to th-- base runner whenever hp advances a base unaided by a base hit. a put out. a fielding or a battery error." In the hist two seasons the rule has been changed to p< rnrit a runner getting credit * for a steal on t battery error provided h* makes his start prior to the battery error. It may be that Cobb and Collins have been alert to take advantage of that change, but there has l>ecn no corre: ponding increase in steals in the last two yens by National League base runners. One trouble ; Iwa.vs has been lack of uniformity in scoring sto! n bases. It was on e the custom to give credit for a steal when a ri uiner overran a has:? and was put out. The rule provided a steal in stub case. S;i!i that play didn't happen often and affects the point at issue but litt'e. Too much latitude on the part of some scorers always has exna p( i cnla rlv in crediting a steal v., , on a palpable muff by ti?*^ man taking the throw. The chief reason?, hon-rvfi' for fewer stolen liases are these: The big glove. the wide use of the hit an.' run play and. partly in connection with the latter, not giving a steai when th< runner is aided by a hatted hail. Tinrule in vogue in 1*110 allowed for a stea' even when tlie hall was muffed hy the fielder. There was nothing in that rue prohibiting the scoring of a steal when aided by a United bail. The latitude allowed by that rule, more or less laxity in scoring end the mattress mitt, have cut down stolen bases. The present generation of plaxers could steai quite as many bases under the same conditions. and it may by mentioned thar in the eld days there was as great a margin between the good and the poor has,., runners as now. Mrs. Peckem?Henry, what punishment should be meted out to a man who proposes to a woman and then refuses to marry her?" Peckem?He should . be compelled to marry her.?Chicago News.