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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 19, 1912, Image 10

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were aH kids together, fighting,
preliminaries about the sameJ
tun e.. The others are all done for
now. I'm the only one that's left
in the, ring.
s He wasn't sounding the long
roll, you know. Merely stating a
fact. A little later he recollected
that his ring career had netted
him something more than $200,
000.' Not much of it left now.
""I was algood, saving kid until
I -met Young Corbett in Denver.
He taught me to parley my
money. I'd never made any bets
until I caught up with him." He
nfade a plunger out of me. Well,
he 'sure made a good one. I bet
'em as high as any one while it
lasted. Now I'm through. No
more betting- for me."
'And it was'not with the slight
est evidence of emotion that he
told the story of the biggest 'bet
he ever made on a. horse and he
was a skilled pony chaser. It was
at'the Empire City track, and
Senator Pat McCarren, leader of
the Brooklyn Democracy, was
still alive. 'AttelMiad been fight
ing for months, always "with suc
cess,' and had a neat bank roll.
'Tgot a, tip to play Prince Ar
mor," he said. "Prince Armor.
I'll never forget that 'name. I
wasn't going 'to do it, when I saw
McCarren go to it. I saw him bet
$25)000 on Prince-Armor and I
thought that if it 'Was good
enough for him "t was good
enough for me. So I went hi $11,
000. And we were jusf nose'd out
of the money. On the levelthat
finish was just like this.
""It 'was a frame, all right. ' 1 1
have been stfre of that. It was all
f framed up for us to win. But the
hors,e that was to have got off in
front got- so far ahead that the'
boy couldn't 'drag him back in
time. He tried, all right. I could
see him yanking at that horse's
head. But he couldn't et him
back, and Prince Armor lost by
a hip. "My $11,000 was gone.
"That made me mad. I thought
I'd get it "back, and I lost $30,000
more in three days. Then I went
to Saratoga'and made book-rand
I drooped $20,000 more. When I
gdt away from there I had my
wife's jewels in soak. That was
enough for me.
I tojd her that I never would
play again. Why, we were so
poor that I owed for my board
bill between fisrhts. . All I made in
three or' fouryears was cleaned
up, but I am wise now. They'll
not do it again. I am through."
"The American suffragist will
equip herself for battle and con-'
vince the men with shotguns and
clubs of her right to vote when
ever it becomes "necessary" Mrs.
.0. H. P. Belmont, leaderof the
suffrage movement in New York.
She may in New York, but not
in Chicago, unless a new crop pf
votes for women boosters takes j
the wheel from the present helms
men, or helmswoman, of tjie
good ship Suffragism.
The militant doctrine of Mrs.
Belmonf has .not met with popu
lar reception among her sisters
here. Mrs. Catherine Waugh

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