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FITZ CAME BACK AGAIN
. ON A MASHER
Carl Morris went blck to his
engine yesterday, and another
"white hope" dropped into the
obscurity from which he sprang.
Gloom on the part of Jim Cor
bett and other hope discoverers.
What's this ? He did ! Hurrah !
Bob Fitzsimmons is in' again!
The freckled ex-pugilist, who
i is now uplifting the stage by his
presence on it, has punched an
Scene, the dining room of the
Saratoga hotel. Present, Miss
Myrtle Byrnes, the other half of
Bob's vaudeville teani, and A. E.
Agnew, a traveling salesman.
Myrtle is calmly eating her din
ner. Agnew's eyes roved' in her
direction, and rested -there, find
ing the resting easy. Myrtle was
peeved at'the bold actions of the
strange person. Then Myrtle
says Agnew motioned for hen to
come over.to his table, and also
that he tried-to-"fix things with
the waiter," which .is a crime, be
Myrtle could stand the insult
ing conduct ofy the masher no
longer. She arose, looked at her
admirer in haughty disdain, and
swept majestically out of the eat
house, leaving her ham and eggs
and Agnew to worry along with
out her. The ham.and eggs didn't
mind so much, but Agnev pur
She was a little shy. No mat
ter, no matter, the conquest was
the more'to be desired. He fol
lowed her into the lobby.
In tile meantime the fair Myr
tle had whispered into Bob's
cauliflower ear the story of her
wrongs. Beauty in distress arous
ed'Bob's chivalry and anger. He
waited for friend Agnew.
As soon as Agnew hit the lob
by Bob hit Agnew, and Agnew
hit the floor. . There was some
hitting, going on. Myrtle was
the only one not hit. Agnew
steered a course for the door,
aided by Bob. It was a painful
sight. Mr. Agnew was more
pained than any one. "
That is the reason the crown
df.Jack Johnson is unsteady to
day. Following Fitz's perform-,
ance of a few weeks ago, when he
attistically trimmed a Chicago
university student, whom the
Kuby Une accused ot stealing nis
wife, the fair Julia, yesterday's
bout makes the old man look
'good. " He has won his last two
fights they .have been close to
gether and he hasn't trained.
There's real class for you.
Don't you think Fitz can come
"back? , Neither do we, for this
After polishing off the college
boy, Fitz telegraphed his wife,
the fair. Julia, that he had handed
her lover a wallop, and "will hand
you one later." He has not made
good. She is still unwalloped.
Has Fitz lost his nerve ? You ask
him, we have a family dependent
on us. i
The Jittle candle throws its light
With most -persistent flash;
Yet lighteth not for you or me '
The mystery of hash.
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