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me night, Jim Flynn escaped what
seemed a certain knockoutr , Flynn .and a wild swinging but fe rocious fellow called "Battling John son" came to the ninth round of a scheduled ten-round affair. Flynn had it on Johnson s'o-far as points were concerned. But Johnson was very dangerous. Such men as, sJack Sullivan could do no better than butbox him and mark him up. He was ugly at close quarters. In the ninth Johnson landed on Flynn and Jim went down. He looked all in. About the count of seven IMynn staggered up. A baby's breath would have blown him down. John Son started a terrific swing, but just then a loud report like a gun shot was heard and the ring became a dense cloud of white smoke. A pho tographer had taken a flashlight pic ture. Johnson evidently was badly frightened. He dasheikaway toward a far side of the ring and stood ner vous and rattled. In tjje meantime Flynn had recovered himself a little and held his feet. The gong ended the round before Johnson realized what had happened. He couldn't get back at the helpless Flynn. In the tenth round Flynn came strong, and, outpointing Johnson, was given the pdpular decision. '- 0-r-0 NAMES COPS IN GRAFT William Howard, convicted auto thief, is said to have, made a complete confession-to Ass't State's Att'y Sul livan, naming two policemen at the West Chicago av. station as" bene fitting from graft. Howard, who is under a one to ten years' sentence, is believed to have been urged to confess by his wife. o o Basketball Scores Lane heavies 18, Crane 11. vValler heavies 17, Schurz 16. .Iedill bantams 18, Hyde Park 10. Bowen bantams 23, Phillips 0. liowen lights 28, Phillips 7. BOOST TOUHY FOR ALDERMAN AT NONPARTISAN MEETING Support of John J. Touhy, who 'is making an independent canvass for alderman in the 18th ward against B. J. ("Barney") Grogan and the-lat-ters alleged "straw man," John R. Lewis, the Republican nominee, is to be urged at a big nonpartisan meet ing to" be held this evening at Oakley hall, Oakley av. and W. Madison st. Miss Harriet E. Vittum of North western Univ. settlement, Wiley Mills, Dr. Howard S. Taylor, Miss E. L. Dietz, Att'y W. H. Holly and Aid. Carl T. Murray, Republican, will speak. A nonpartisan Touhy organization, the formation of which was begun last week, already has membership of more than 1,800. o o THREATS TO MRS. BRITTON ARE BEING.INVESTIGATED Investigation is being made of threatening letters sent to Mrs. Gertrude Howe Britton by Wm'. Mansfield Williams, negro convict in Joliet, whom Mrs. Britton aided at one time. Mrs. Britton is of the opinion that the negro imagined she was indifferent to his plea for aid. x o o j TELEGRAPH BRIEFS ' Washington. American copper producers agree to let government have 45,000)00 pounds of copper for military use at 16 and fraction cents a pounds, a little more than .half the current price. New York, David Livingstone centenary medal presented by Amer ican Geographic society to Theodore Roosevelt in honor of his service to science of geography on his trip down the river of Doubt New Haven. Faculty and officers of Yale university petition PresT Wil son to prepare and not to Ieanon Great Britain. London. Employers 4iave been appealed to to amalgamate their in terests so as to reelase all possible workers for service in the trenches.