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"All that joke scrap'll be in
some wild swings by Flynn, a few
jabs by Johnson an' ,a wallop un
der the chin, an' then candles
an' slow music for the fireman."
"Any chance for a frame-up,
"Naw!. Not one in the wotld!
Flynn can't win, an' Johnson
Sharkey thinks he's a real white
hope himself. He's been doing
road work, and gymnasium work,
and swimming every day for
"It's a bum crop o' white hopes
they got around here," he said
peevishly. "All o' them jokes.
It's time somebody showed up
whoN could scrap a few, and give
that Jack Johnson a run 'for the
"An' if nobody shows up soon,
you can bet Tom Sharkey's goinj
back agin for a try at" the title.
"I'll scrap any guy in the
world bar none, and Jack John
son gets first bid. Gimme two
months to train, show me the
dough, an' Fm on."
Two weeks ago Sharkey weigh
240. Today he weighs ' 220.
Seems like he really was trying to
get back into the form he was in
when he was the toughest nut in
the fighting game.
ONE OF THE OLD GUARD.
No national Republican con
vention could be conducted prop
erly without old Alec McKenzie
of North Dakota, railroad con
tractor, multi-millionaire and
boss of the Red River country.
Alec blew into town the other;
day. He isn't-a-delegate this year
on account of a little difference
between him and the people in
North Dakota March 19 last. But
a man don't have to be a delegate
to tell the steam-roller chauffeurs
how to do the job good.
When he hasn't been out at the
stockyards enjoying the perfume
of the cows Alec has been telling
the chauffeurs how. One of the
stories they tell on Alec runs this
In Bismarck, N. D., lived two
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men Patterson and Jewell. Bdtfi
were strong McKenzie men, but
whenever there was a show-down
Alec backed Patterson. A friend
asked Alec why and he said :
, "Weil, they're both fine boys,
and I love 'em, butlt's this wayi
If Itold Pat to go. jump og the via
duct (it's over'lQO feet high) he'd
do it. If I told Jewell to jump off
the viaduct, he'd do it but he'd
want to-know whjg,"-