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of thisjfight, each 5de having its
own story,but'I heard, from are-
Jiable source that the jmen who
rushed the ruig as McAuIiffe's
friends,, were really -men who
Carney and McAuliffe were the
best English and" American light
weights. "Jacjc had straight
victories, four draws and qne for
feited fightW Billy-Tkazier. "'He
was a greaf genera"." Carney had
beaten every lightweight in Eng
land. The figh,tV3Ts desperatefbdtli
showing 'wonderful gameness. A
gret general and boxer against a'
typical pugilist 'N
McAliffe was trained and han
dled By Jack- pempsey. They ber
gan" fighting at 1 a- m., the delay
caused by avpiding the police.
McAuliffe waited in the barn for
three hours for Carney, who
slept after, weighing in.
-They started slowly.- Carney
shone at in-fighting and McAu
liffe 'at long range. McAuliffe
planned to fight inrhis corner, to
make Carney come to him. He
also planned a long battle. Car
ney was clever in ducking and
landing on the T)ody, but took
awful-punishment to get his man.
In the ' '74th. round, Carney
knocked Jack -down in his own
corner and then 'kicked over a
loosened corner stake, at which
the ring was rushed by supposed
McAuliffe supporters. ' Referee
Stevenson stopped thefight. No
decision was given.
Throughout Carney rushed
desperately and McAuhffe, bent
forward to .receive him, so that
Carney's kitees$truek Jack in the
stomach, buft this was not con
sidered foul. Carney's style ?as
similar to "Bat" Nelsdn's. He
rested his head on McAuliffe's
breast.and hammered away.
. Few fights. have Tjieen marked
with the ferocity pf this battle
and the-questipn of superiority
was never settled in the mindiof,
the-public. &;-. ' t
John. Dretf tells this story of
Forrest, thereff tragedian.
Forrest was playing in '"Rich
ard III," and the part of Catesby
had to be taken by a low com
edian,'wha sauntered on thestagfe,
at the wrong moment and utter
ed the famous words, ."My lord,
theJDuke of Buckingham is tak
en," in itre wrong place.
' Forrest clenched his fists in
rage but otherwise took no no
tice of the remark.
Later on the comedian repeat
ed the wQrds in'tbe'right place,
and when thg king expressed sur
prise at the news, 'Catesby folded
his arms, walked boldly down the
stage, and remarked to the great
aqtor in ioud"tBries :
"I-told you so Before Mr. For
rest, but you wouldn't believe
me New York Evening Sun.
1 Or o r
, Almost Aart
Philson So Harduppe wished
tp;see you apart. ,hat dtdyou
,say to him?
Phamley. Told him4 he would
if times got any harder. I can
barely keep bady'an'd ,sdul .to
gether now. Boston .Transcript,