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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 17, 1916, NOON EDITION, Image 7

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is provided -in addition to the-regular
card. And the whole show can be
seen for 25 cents. In the United
States the prices range from $1 up
for a main bout of from 6 to 20
rounds with a few short prelims.
Tournaments are popular in Eng
land, according to Lewis. v They are
held every week or so and it is in the
tournaments that the English stars
get their starts.
Lewis started boxing in tourna-
ments when he was 16 years of age.
He weighed 98 pounds. As he won
his way through tournaments he was
given better bouts and finally fought
for and won featherweight champion
ship of England and Europe.
Lewis has been busier than any
boxer in the country during the past
two months and is making so much
money he plans to bring his father,
mother and three sisters to the states
to live.
Here's the latest in automobiles a
hydromotor. It runs on land or
plunges through the water like a
boat. The car is run by a -38-horse-power
motor. It has a displacement
in the water of five tons. There are
two power transmissions. One runs
the wheels for land operations. The
Experiments are under way in
England with a new fuel for auto
mobiles that is made from sugar re
finery refuse and is said . to have
greater-jo wer ' than gasoline,
other turns a propeller which drives
the machine in the water. Gasoline
is the power. The hydromotor. will
travel 60 miles an hour on land and
about ten miles an hour in the water.
Uncle Sam has his eye on the new
craft and may include a dozen or so
in his order for preparedness equipment
The witch tree of Nevada is so lu
minous that a person standing near
it can read ordinary print easily after
dark. The tree itself can be seen for
a TTiilg on the darkest .night.

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