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Before the Broadway A. C, of Phila
.elphia last night. Kd. Casey of this
iity, the former Acorn and Villa Nova
college football player did awav with
two heavyweights. In the first bout
Casey knocked out Jack Cooper of
Columbus In the third round. In the
other bout Casey was given the decis
ion over Jack Williams of Pittsburg in
the third round. Both were slashing
affairs and showed that Casey is round
ing Into class by leaps and bounds. Its
no cinch to so into battle and knock a
man out and then tackle another. Both
men had it on Casey in weight, but the
Park City product knew he had the
goods and delivered It. Casey is a
prime favorite in Quakertown where
large crowds always turn out to see
his mills. His next bout will be with
Jack Reed of Philadelphia, which will
he a return bout. Casey having re
ceived a decision over the Quaker in
a former engagement.
New York, March 6. Matthew Ma-
oney, the Marathon runner who re
cently retired fron the amateur ranks,
will make his debut as a professional
to-night when he meets "Pat" White
the Irish champion, in a race covering
the full Marathon course. If the men
show the speed to-night that they have
in the practice, it will be a record
breaking performance.
iiowell. Mass., March 5. Tips from
clever Jimmy Gardner's book applied
with force to Tommy Sawyer, of Rock
land, Me., enabled George Loucraft,
the sparring partner of Gardner, to
day to secure a victory against the
"Pine Tree State" boy. The two met
here last night before the Gladstone
A. C Sawyer, whose right eye was '
closed by a blow in the third round,
made a gallant fight but the superior j
skill of Loucraft proved too mucn ror
Bob Smith of Lowell, challenged the
winner. Jimmy Gardner was intro
duced and made a short address,
thanking the Lowell people for the
generous encouragement they have al
ways given him.
t aTfictnTi Ornish 5 TYimmv Therein
of Lewiston and Jack Freeman of Bos- j
ton both know to-day that they have
Deen in a ngnt. u.ney mei iur i
rounds before the Canadian A. C. and
honors were even both being badly
The two representative basketball
teams of the local T. M. C. A. will play
the two representative teams of the
Meriden Y. M. C. A. to-night in a dou
ble header state league basketball
game. These four teams met in a simi
lar game at Meriden last Saturday
night and the Merldenites won out in
both games. Last week the local Em
ployed Boys were weakened by the
absence of Luippold in at his old posi
tion at forward. He will be in the
line-up this week however. The Senior
team expect to trim the Mer den sen
iors in good shape because of the ab
sence of side lines at Meriden whlclt
put the Bridgeport players out.
Meriden Seniors Hall and Liddlell,
forwards; , Meskell, center; Nettleton
and Boardman. guards. Br dgeport
Seniors -HogK. .Cone and Donning, for
wards; Barnesley and Curtiss, center;
Lane and Hron, guards.
Meriden Employed Boys Liening and
Pratt, forwards; Meal, center; Meilken
and McMahon. guards. Bridgeport
Employed Boys Noel and Luippold,
forwards: Lathrop. center; Delia Valle
and Kirk, guards; Allen, substitute.
The preliminary game will commence
at 8 o'clock sharp.
The "Victors took two points from the
All-Americans. in the City League con
test, last night, at the Arcade alleys,
even if Sammy Brewer was there with
th-3 wallop for the losers. Samuel roll
ed a string of 279, which is the a.ey
record for the season, going the former
record held by Holah ten better. The
Budlom? 176 201 169 546
Smallwood 179 143 179 501
Lewis 192 181 215 588
Totals 546 525
Tiernan 181 167
Giles 158 170
Brewer 190 279
163 511
173 501
196 665
The Victors still had some life in
them and defeated the Nationals in
two of the strings. Smallwood was
rolling strongly and finished with a
total of 610. The scores:
Budlong 209 213 134 556
Smallwood 174 214 222 610
Lewis 213 192- 173 578
Whalen .
Banks . .
696 617
180 14
216 156
216 193
168 512
177 548
152 561
In the first City league contest of the
evening, the Nationals took all three
games from the Clintons. Wil'lams. of
the winners, put up two scores of over
J00, but fell down on the third string.
He ended with a total of 611. The
Whalen 173
Williams 204
Banks 158
200 197 570
24S 16 611
192 213 563
535 638 572 1744
Douglas 179
Sterling 156
J. Wilber 181
Totals 509
180 559
136 489
197 626
In a rattling good duck pin game, at
6-rcade alleys, Moran's Wallopers came
Out over Scanlon's Pets, taking twT
points to one. Tom Tiernan. of the
tvinners. was high man with a total of
180. The scores:
Moran 73 83 85 241
Tierney g7 82 101 280
Bailey 100 74 79 253
Brennan go SO 89 259
Ward 99 77 92 268
439 416 446 13il
Green 82 86 97 265
Graham 88 74 73 235
Peck, 87 87 71 245
Bcanlon 76 34 82 242
Guston 84 89 g. 264
Boston, March 5. Baseball is to-day
booming at Harvard as the result of a
well attended meeting of the friends
of the game last night and practices
are to begin at once. The heavy men
attended the call for team candidates
and they are of such quality as to
make a team of stars probable. Cap
tain A. H. Cochran. '09. spoke of the
outlok of the team and the chances
for the beginners. M. Waide, '10, man
ager, also spoke of the prospects of
the team and told of the trip which
will be taken about the spring recess
for the south when four games will be
Boston, March 5. Jimmy Gardner,
who is showing at a local theatre here
on the strength of his recent win over
Billy -McKinnon, is likely to again en
ter the ring with the Roxbury boy.
McKinnon feels that he can defeat
Gardner and the latter is willing to let
him try. The preliminaries are being
arranged to-day and the match is ex
pected that if again successful Gard
ner will go after the scalps of Harry
Lewis and a few other scrappers of
St. Louis. Mo.. March 5. George Ed
ward (Rube) Waddell's attorney said
to-day that his suit for divorce would
not interfere with his basebal. arrange
ments, eince a decision is expected in
April. Rube's papers, filed yesterday,
asked freedom from his third wife.
May Wynn Skinner, now res dent in
Derry, N. H. They separated at Rad
insr, Pa., the petition says, on Novem
ber 28. 1907. because the night before,
as a climax of her conduct. Mrs. Wad
dell had remained from home In ad
dition Rube accused his wife of revil
ing him, "sicking" the dog on him. and
keeping unseemly hours. Mrs. Waidell
is expected to contest the suit and ask
2,000 alimony.
New Haven.March 5. The main fea
ture in to-nljrht's contest between the
wrestling teams of Cornell and Tale at
the latter's rvmnaslum will be the
heavyweight match between Goeel of
Yaie and Talbot of Cornell. bot
represented America in the Olympic
games last summer and the bout to
night will virtually decide the inter
collegiate championship. Cornell at
present stands first in the inter-collegiate
league with Yale and Prince
ton tied for second.
By the terms of a trade put through
yesterday Springfield gets Louis Bar
bour, third baseman who was with
Meriden last season. In return for th'.s
player Springfield gives Northampton
Bill Yale and Mike McAndrews. Yale
was booked for the local club for which
he formerly played but the wires couid
not be worked right.
Dave Braun will cover the third sack
for the Buffalos in the Eastern league
race this season. His release has been
secured from McGraw; his usefulness
to the Giants ended when he was oper
ated upon- for appendicitis last season.
Rev. William Thompson, the Metho
dist leader of the so-called reform
movement in Memphis, Tenn., has
come out flat for Sunday baseball. He
says it is no worse than "gossip in
dulged in by society sisters on the Sab
bath when flocked together."
President Tracy of the Connecticut
league said that thus far he has not
received any complaint from any of
the Waterbury players in regard to
back pay. Unless there is a speedy
adjustment of the trouble the league
will take the matter up at its next
meeting, as he sees pla'nly that the
course the Waterbury club had Dur
sued is a bad one for the league and
one that will place it in a poor light.
"Red" Waller again comes into the
umeugni. xms time ne acids another
me vjiinits to me injured list, xes
terday in the game between the Regu
lars nTirl th "T3o-c T .1
pitching for the Regulars was hit in
me groin oy a swimy Datteo Dau from
waiier s Dat, ana painfully hurt.
President Pulliam of the National
leaarue who is enjoying a much needed
vacation has arrived in Florida where
ne win remain for five weeks. He is
soon to undergo an operation on his
eyes, perhaps to see thintts In a dif
ferent light.
The Brooklyns will leave New York
to-day for their training quarters in
the South. All of the players have
signed up and will depart with leader
Ebbets except big Tim Jordan, the
giani nrst Daseman. Jordan rece.ved
nn tnrrpasp In nnlnrv loaf anenn v.,.-
fell ofl in his playing. The Dodger
president is willing to give Jordan the
: amarj as lasL season. DUt aSKS
that he attend strictly to business.
Charlie Kennedy, formerly an umpire
in the Connecticut State league, was
fined $5 in a Springfield police court on
Tuesday. It was brought out In court
that Charlie started a rough house in
front of his home on Saturday.
Manager Bone of the New Haven
team haa come out with the usual
phrase that he has a bunch of wor d
beaters. He announces his team as
follows: Jope and Peaster. catchers;
Carrick. Behrendt. Keenan. Fred LVII.
and Phil Corcoran, pitchers: Havel
second base; Sherwood, third base;
Cantwell. Ambros, Phoenix, and Bob
Stowe, shortstops; Snyder, left field;
Zacher, centerfield; Conneil, right field.
"Dutch" Sherwood of the New Ha
ven team has received a raise in salary
from Manager Bone and says that he
will apppreclate it by showing how
much the increase is worth this soason
in his playing. Phil Corcoran is also
to come in for an Increase.
Manager 55eller of Springfield has
put one over on Manager Hanna of
New Britain, when he announced that
he had sisrned Paul Wachob or Watch
fob to catch for the Ponies this sea-son.
Hanna had been try'ng all winter to
land this man but Zeller was there
with the coin.
Accorslni. first baseman for North
ampton will in all probability h drop
ped from the team now that Bill YaVe
has been secured. He stands a good
chance of landing with the New Brit
ain team as he would easily be mis
taken for a Cuban. Zeller has also
signed a leit handed pitcher named
Dobems from Nashua, N. H.
It wan rumored yesterday that when
Jof McQInnlty purchased the Newark
EritTri Txagu fMiih from Gorge T.
Stalling he vun ai line as asrent for
John T UniEh, nr-ldent of the New
Vork Nafl-.rml tongue club. As the
Giant maio more than J3OO.O0O for
Brush Isn't hi partners last yar. it Is
arfiK'i' that McCllnnlty knew where to
secure a hank roll. If there is any
truth In th'd report the Newark club
will probably be used as a sort of
training: school for McGraw s team.
Life, Battles a-d Career
of Battling Nelson
II. Champion of the
Lightweight Champion of the World
IT was the early taste of heavy,
hard outdoor work which served
to build up and make a strong,
sturdy "kid" of ine. Though not
very tall. I was stockily built for a
youngster, and when I quit the Ham
mond company I was really doing a
man's work.
In 1897 I engaged In one bout at
home with Ole Olson, and of course I
won it. The Swede at the time had
gained the reputation in Hegewisch
and vicinity as being the best kid
scrapper going. We had a boys' athlet
ic club in Hegewisch called the White
House club, which was organized im
mediately after my decisive victory
over "Wallace's Unknown." Ole Olson
questioned my right to pose as the
'champion of Hegewisch, and a battle
was arranged between us.
Olson Gets a Licking.
Olson, like the unknown, had It on
me both in height, reach and weight;
hut, despite this, I felt confident I
could best him.
In the opening round Olson went aft
er me to make short work of it, and I
certainly had to fight good and hard to
stall off his fierce rushes and heavy in
fighting. At the conclusion of this
round it was pretty even at that.
Again, in the second round he contin
ued to carry the fight to me and at
times had me covering up to avoid pun
ishment. During these hard mixups,
however, I was sending In telling left
uppercuts, which were, as far as I
could see, fast getting Ole's goat.
I was the aggressor before the sec
ond round was up, and when the bell
tingled calling us up for the third and
final round I was on top of my oppo
nent in a jiffy. I handed him a series
of heavy swings and short arm jolts
at close quarters which knocked all the
fight out of him.
I knocked him down a few times,
and when he came in at me I handed
over a straight left which floored him.
He went down for the count.
After this battle I had an argument
with my family because of the affair,
and I ran away from home.
"Going away, ma. to seek my for
tune," was the childish note which I
mailed to ma from Hegewisch on the
evening of June 15, 1897. Ma still has
this letter, and she is a witness to the
fact that "I made good" my childish
I headed northward, beating my way
in slow stages and working at odd
jobs. I landed in Huron, S. D., about
the middle part of July, a sadder and
much wiser little tad. My two great
victories, as I called them, over the
unknown and the champion of Hege
wisch, Olson, had caused the fighting
bee to get busy in my bonnet. I se
cured a position in a meat market in
Huron at $15 per month and worked
steadily until Christmas day. I de
manded $20 a month, and when It was
refused me I quit.
Bat Becomes a Cowboy.
Here I met up with a cowboy, and
be took me out to one of the big
ranches close by, where I became a
regular cowboy. Another wild ambi
tion of mine had been gratified. I had
read novels of Buffalo Bill and other
famous men of the plains and greatly
admired their personalities and rec
ords. So here I was astride a horse
now and actually herding cattle.
When winter set in I jumped the
"chaps" and tossed the lariat aside
and hiked over to Miller, S. D. Here
I secured a job as waiter in the main
hotel of the town.
There was a pretty nice boxing club
at Sioux Falls, S. D., at the time, and
fights were being held over there
weekly. That clinging ambition to
become a great boxer wouldn't down
in me, and early in May I Jumped over
to the Falls.
I called on the manager of the club
and asked him to be good enough to
bill me for a bout. He looked me
ver critically and then said: "Well,
sid. I'll take a chance with you. Be
wound here next Saturday night, and
Til put you on with the famous light
weight, Freddie Green."
Wins Fight In Sioux Falls.
I was Johnny on the spot Saturday
evening, all beaming with smiles over
my good fortune and serenely confi
dent. I wore for the first time in my
ANYTHING- in a store
worth advertising.
X J. 1.1 1 1 - t
jjei w puuuc krow
through the columns of the
small and the method eSziive.
life regulation fighting shoes and had
purchased a pair of pretty green
"Hegewisch, Illinois!" exclaimed the
master of ceremonies. "Where in the
world is that located?"
"And Battling Nelson I Whew, what
a good fighting name! A regular Ad
miral Nelson, eh?"
"I'm Just starting out, sir," I an
swered in all humility. "I have fought
two battles to date and have managed
to win both. That's all."
I was up against a real classy fight
er In Freddie Green. He had been
bucking the padded arena for several
years and was then known as "the
champion of the Dakotas."
From the tap of the gong in the first
round to Its finish Green danced
around me like a grasshopper, pecking
bad Jabs into my face repeatedly and
then dancing out of harm's way. My !
style then was slow and awkward, but
I felt from the start that he couldn't
knock me out, so as the fight pro
gressed I became confident. He drew
first blood in the fourth round. It was
the first time in my short career that
I had suffered such humiliation, and
you can bet I was angry. I grew a bit
wild and commenced to carry the fight
to him. I worked him into a clinch
and almost put him out with body
blows. After this round he was over
ly cautious and kept away from me.
Cleverness a Novelty to Bat.
It was a new experience for me, this
slapping and getting away business of
Green. I was really tiring, as I could
not catch up with him at all. I chang
ed my tactics then and laid back
awhile. The crowd, under the impres
sion that I was giving in, began to cry
frantically to Green to rush In and fin
ish me.
I was warming up to the real fight
er's work now. At the end of the
round I had the champion hanging on
to me. tired and badly battered, though
still in the ring.
He came up at the call of time In
the seventh round in an extremely
cautious manner, not making the
slightest move to follow up his rush
ing tactics of the early rounds.
Wins Championship of Dakotas.
On the other band, I assumed the
aggressive, and when the old bell tap
ped I was out of my corner In a jiffy
and was on him like a tiger cat. I
cut out a dizzy pace for Freddie,
which I don't think he will ever for
get, if he is still on earth, and I hope
he is.
I boxed and cuffed him all about the
ring until he was groggy. Then I
stepped back and handed him a left
hook full on the jaw. They carried
him out of the ring unconscious. 1 :
was thereupon proclaimed the cham-
plon of the Dakotas before I had shed
my boxing gloves. My titles so far !
acquired were champion of Hege- !
wisch. champion of Wallace's circus
and champion of the Dakotas.
Returns Home and Fights Draw.
After defeating several northern
champions I decided to return home
and secure, if possible, a few good
bouts in the neighborhood of Chicago.
Eddie Herman, another Hegewisch
product, had been clean'ng up every
fighter in the vicinity when I arrived,
and my admirers in Chicago and at
home prevailed upon me to go after
Herman agreed to fisht me on my
own doormat. Yes, and he certainly
made me go some during the six
rounds fought. He was fast on his
feet, shifty on the order of Abe At
tell. and for the first three rounds I
could not get inside his guard. He
refused to mix things with me, and as
the scrap was for points the fourth
round opened with his having the edge
because of bis cleverness. He tired in
the fourth after I had reached him a
.tew times, and then the fun began.
I forced the fighting, and at the con
clusion of this round poor Eddie was
a sight. He stalled during the first
half of the fifth, but I got him and
broke down his defense prettily. In
the final round I beat him badly. The
referee, however, gave him a shade
when he held up both our hands for
a draw decision. I had done well, bis
friends said, even to stand him off
that long.
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Estate of Julia Crowley, late
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six months from the date hereof for the
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Estate of Edward S. Perry, late of
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