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a ten-round scrap with Charley
Results of last night's fights: Tom
my O'Keefe beat Joe Welsh at Phil
adelphia; Walter Butler beat Gilbert
Gallant at Boston; Harry Pierce beat
Milburn Saylor at New York; Tom
McMahon beat Terry Keller at Balti
more; Stewart Donnelly won on a
foul from Ad Wolgast at Richmond,
Ina.; Bennie McNeil beat Charles
Brandt at St. Louis.
The season of 1916 will go down
in baseball history as one of the no
table for the failure of star pitchers
to get started properly. In the Amer
ican league George Foster and Ernie
Shore, world's series heroes; Cald
well and Fisher of the Yankees; Benz
and Scott of the White Sox, Dauss of
the Tigers and Davenport of the
Browns are among the slow starters.
In the National league Jeff Tes
reau and Dick Rudolph, world's se
ries heroes, are the most noted ex
amples of the star pitcher finding his
path to victory barred quite fre
quently. Meanwhile pitchers from
whom little was expected have been
winning a flock of games.
Every youth at Case school in
Cleveland, 0., must hereafter be a
track athlete. That is the official
mandate of Coach Pasini, physical
director for the scientists. The lat
ter is working out a schedule show
ing just how the young collegians
will have to broad jump, pole vault,
throw the discus, how fast they will
have to run various distances, etc.
Pasini issued the order after Case
had compiled a paltry 2y2 points in
six big meets.
According to Sherwood Magee, the
Boston Braves are going to start
climbing soon. Probably on some
luckless umpire's neck.
You can't expect the Washington
team to move very fast without
Joe Tinker predicted a pennant for
the Giants. Joe has been on the stage
long enough to appreciate good comedy.
MEXICAN TROUBLE DOESN'T
WORRY ONE BORDER TOWN
Bisbee, Ariz., June 21. It's eight
miles to Mexico and 7,000 to Verdun.
But Bisbee doesn't give a rip what
happens across the border, if Europe
will only keep on fighting.
For copper is the life of Bisbee, and
as men die In France, copper soars.
Every time copper goes up 2 cents
a pound Bisbee's wages rise two bits
Miners are drawing $5.35 a day in
Bisbee. When the war started they
were getting $3.50.
Slackers the least paid labor in
the Bisbee mines which are shovel
men, pull down $5.10.
Eighteen months ago men were
being laid off, here as elsewhere,
when America's unintelligent busi
ness men scented an approaching
Now they're all back at work in
Bisbee, and their cousins and uncles,
This is the highest-paid town in
America. It is also the up-and-down-est
It's built in the bottoms and
along the sides of three or four can
yons. Your front yard is the top of
somebody else's chicken coop.
Instead of the sign, "Keep Off the
Grass," the Bisbeeite paints: "Keep
Off the Roof."
"Are there- any houses being built
here?" a stranger may ask.
"Houses! Where? You couldn't
build another house in Bisbee unless
you strapped it to the moon!" That
was the reply.
Bisbee possesses the only thor
oughfare officially known as "O. K.
street" The second principal avenue
in town is known as Brewery gulch. . a
Many of the prettiest homes are
in Tombstone canyon. The largest "
apartment house is the Mule Heel.
TODAY IN ILLINOIS HISTORY
June 21, 1752. A party of French
and Indians from the Illinois Valley
captured a village of the Miamis on,
the Big Miami river.