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THE RICHMOND 1'AI.ILDIUH AND SXHJ-TELEGBAM. SATCKDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1908.
Little Mob Scene Ends Stirring Drama Entitled " When Greek Meets Yankee BUMS OR AGENTS WORK IN PREBLE Pretty Girts a Strong Feature of "A Knight for a Day" ?25 i i vm ii j i mvm 9t PAGE TWO Great Excitement at Coliseum Last Night When Referee LaSalle Gives Wrestling Bout to Demetral. OLSON FAVORITE OF GREAT CROWD PRESENT About Fifteen Hundred People Howled Protest and Swarm ed Around Ringside, Hoot ing Official. ANOTHER BOUT ARRANGED BATTLE NEXT FRIDAY NIGHT WILL BE FOR LIGHT HEAVY- Weight championship belt held by demetral. (By Tort.) "When Greek Meets Yankee" was the title of a stirring melodrama pull "ed off last evening at the coliseum. Principal parts were taken by Messrs. Demetral, Olson and Referee LaSalle. The cast included the Richmond po lice department, Sheriff Meredith and about 1.500 excited taxpayers, for the mob scene at the close of the last act. Demetral was declared the winner by Referee LaSalle after he and Olson had each secured a fall, through the most desperate kind of wrestling. La Salle's decision that Demetral had won the final fall was unpopular with the crowd and the uproar that ensued listened like a Georgia lynching bee. The ring was promptly and enthusias tically stormed by about five hundred fanatics. The police, however, got under the ropes first and the mob was held at bay. Mr. Olson in his kimona, wildly pac ed ine ring proiesuiiB luuuiy inat hv had been held up and gone through, and the crowd wildly cheered bis elo quent words. When Demetral and La Saalle offered explanations hoots and yelps greeted them and under police escort they retired to a dressing room. Wefore doing bo however, Olson tried to shove La Salle under the rones and the two men came to a clinch, but were pulled apart. To Meet Again. . After the excitement had died out, Olson end Demetral got together and after some preliminary heated and dlscriptive language, arranged another mill to be pulled off here next Friday evening. Olson will bet $500 against Demetral's English light heavyweight championship belt. This agreement was made with newspaper representa tives as witnesses. The match last evening was an ex cellent exhibition of fierce but skilful wrestling. Olson secured the first fall after thirty minutes of grueling work, securing a hammerlock hold on the Greek. In the second bout Demetral tame back at Olson like a tiger and rfter eight minutes of desperate fight ing the Greek got a half scissors and a grape vine hold and slowly forced Olson on his bsck. The Mob Scene. Then came the excitement. The third bout opened with Demetral rush ing Olson like a Kansas cyclone. His rushes for a couple of minutes were repulsed by the Yankee, who, with a K-neer on his face, repeatedly pushed his open hand in the Greek's face. Once Olson hurled him under the ropes but the Greek came back at him, clinched, and with a dull thud they hit the mat which spurted saw dust, Up and down, over and under, the two men rolled and tossed like a chip on a stormy sea. Ouce Olson got a crotch and arm hold on the Greek and slowly bore him over on his back. Olson evidently thought he had won a fall as he raised his hand to Referee LaSalle and called his atten tion to Demetral's position, but La Salle shook his head. Ten minutes later the Greek got a scissors and head hold on Olson but it looked to the crowd that Olson was successfully resisting this desperate hold. How ever Referee LaSalle patted the Greek on the back the sign of victory. When Demetral broke his hold Olson '.was bridged, the soles of his feet and the top of his head being his supports. His shoulders were a good six inches above the mat. The storm scene de scribed above then ensued. NOTES OF THE BATTLE. Ij&st evening when that minature mob scene was pulled off at the coli seum we listened keenly and expect antly, and were finally rewarded. Way up in the gallery some place, pip od out a voice, "Kill the umpire." Not since the night of the police men's ball have we seen so many members of the force en masse as gathered last evening in the ring at the coliseum. It was an inspiring sight which brought thrills of patrio tism to every spectator. Mr. Van Cox, who refereed the one round bout put on by Mr. Olson and Mr. LaSalle, attempted to make a cur tain speech at the close of this pro duction, but the crowd was exceeding ly rude and insisted on Mr. Van Cox listening to what they had to say. - It Only On -BROMO QUININE," that U Laxative flromo Qninine Curat Cold la One Dy, Crjpu2 Dyt was really quite embarrassing to Mr. Van Cox. At the tete-a-tete in the dressing room last evening between Mr. Olson, Mr. Demetral and the gentlemanly representatives of the press, the Greek demon became exceedingly peeved when Mr. Olson offered to bet him $250 against the English light heavyweight championship belt. "It worth more than that," he snapped. "Then I'll bet you $500 against your belt. $100 down tonight and $400 down on the night of the match," said Ol son. "Your on," said Demetral. After it was decided to pull off an other match between Olson and De metral In this city on Friday, Decem ber 18, the Question of an efficient referee arose. We suggested Rice of Indianapolis, as a competent official, but were promptly squelched by De metral. "No Indianapolis man for mine, I've had enough of Indianapo lis," he replied. Not since that memorable day when Umps Gardner at Athletic park at tempted to pugallze the entire Bluff ton base ball team has there been such delightful excitement In this city as was staged at the coliseum last ev ening. From where we were sitting it look ed as though Olson was not fairly thrown that last time, and, apparent ly, our eyesight coincided with the vision of the majority of the audience. Affairs of Sport Jimmy McAleer, of the St. Louis Americans, in tickled to death over se curing IjOi Criger, Cy Young's bat tery partner, from Boston. Boston let him go because it was thought in Beantown that the great backstop is all in. Young is very sore about the deal and he will probably not be so ef fective next season with another catch er handling his slants. An effort was made by the managers of Billy Papke and Hugo Kelly to in duce Jim Jeffries to referee the twenty-five round bount between the men at the Jeffries A. C. of Los Angeles, December 15, but Jeff declined the of fer with thanks, saying that he was through with the fighting game so far as being a referee of contests was con cerned. Charley Eyton, the official referee ot the club, will therefore offi ciate. Packey McFasland, the clever light weight of Chicago, is now thinking about making a trip to England after the holidays. - The' success which Jimmy Britt has had across the pond, showing at the different music halls and also fighting, has given Packey the impression that he can also pick up considerable money in the same way, and on that account he is making plans now to make the journey. BASKETBALL GAME. Greensfork, Ind., I 12 The Greensfork basket ball u which was lately organized will play the Centterville team In Keinzle's hall Sat urday night. This is the first game of the season for this team. DELAY IS GRANTED Probable Standard Oil Com pany Will Shortly Com plete Defense. SPEEDY END TO TRIAL. New York, Dec. 12. It has develop ed that the Standard Oil company may not submit any further evidence in its defense to the government's suit to have the so-called trust dissolved. Friday's session of the court was adjourned rather abruptly upon re Quest of counsel for the Standard, who asked that they be allowed until Mon day to check un evidence already In and decide whether or not it would be necessary for them to summon more witnesses. The request was granted. However, Standard counsel said it probably would need no more wit nesses. It is understood that after a brief session on Monday further adjourn ment will be taken until after January 1. INSANE WOMAN YET AT HER E Sheriff Cannot Find Proper Vehicle. Because he could not secure the right kind of vehicle. Sheriff Meredith was unable to remove Miss Delia Weaver from her home north of the city to the Eastern Indiana Hospital for the Insane yesterday. Miss Weaver weighs 300 pounds and it is impossible for her to pass through the door of a coach. Mrs. Jawback Do you know I came very near not marrying you? Mr. Jawback Sure. But who told you about It? Cleveland Leader. StrjCjfa on every 23c s, iffy HmtLmk wf&y "Girls, girls and more girls" the gaiety's possession of the eternal f youth, good looks and vivacity. The stage door favorites and ee-eaw flirts. Thursday. December 17. All American SEASON The Men Who Earned Fame on College Gridirons, By THOMAS F.CLARK. Browne Harvard Left end Drapsr. . . Pennsylvania . . Lef t tackle Andrus Yale Left guard x Nourse Harvard Center Goebel Yale Right guard O'Rourke Cornell Right tackle Scarlett.. Pennsylvania ...Right end y Steffen (capt.). Chicago. Quarterback y White Harvard... Left halfback T Tibbott.... Princeton. Right halfback X Coy .Yale Fullback The naming of what would be the strongest football eleven of the year, popularly called the All American team, is a bard task this season be cause of the wealth of good mate rial. With over a Bcore of football critics making up a mythical team, there is certain to be and has been a vast difference In opinion as to which men should constitute the American team. The chief excuse for an All DRAPER, LEFT XA' American team lies in the opportunity it affords for a general comparison of the various players who helped to make football history in the season now closed. The American people dearly love individual comparisons, and the majority of the players are stimulated to greater efforts by the hope of gaining an All American rank ing. In view of the remarkable popularity of football and the national interest in an All American eleven the time has come for the naming of a team and the ranking of the leading elevens. The ideal team must necessarily be made up of men who were able to shine individually, but not necessarily at the expense of team play. On it should be men who were reasonably consistent throughout the season and men who proved their resourcefulness when the strife waxed warmest men who 6howed adaptability to the new game and were equally fast and ag gressive, whether on the attack or in the defense. First take the ends. They must be fast to get down the field under punts, quick to take advantage of fumbles and to secure the ball on onside kicks, sure tacklexs in the open, keen to diagnose opposing plays and to rise to opportunities which more than ever come their way. Of the ends this year to be considered were: Left Brown of Harvard, Logan of Yale, Dowd of Princeton, Braddock of Pennsylvania. Right Scarlett of Pennsylvania. Crowley of Harvard, Schlldmiller of Dartmouth, Reifsnider of Annapolis. Scarlett is the selection for right end because of his consistent work. This means the embodiment of speed and fight, combining the great BBOWXZ, UEFT KKD. ffenslve and defensive qualities which go to make up a first class end. He handled the forward pass in brilliant style and tackled deadly in all his fames. Browne is placed at the othT end. While not a showy player, he has all the reajiisites that a good, eoid needs. I I It.;. $..;. ;.T P, '"The merry musical many, mostly girls are two of the ways the management of "A Knight For a Day" announce cminine. New York, Boston and Chicago say the galaxies of Eves in the production represent the quintesence of y appear respectively as school girls, romps, dormitory madcaps, grand opera choristers, candle-light Juliettes. The girds are accredited, too, with epecially good voices. "A Knight For a Day" will be seen at the Gennett on Football Team OF 1908 uuarr3 Andrus oi laie is tne selec tion for left guard. He combines all the qualities which go to make up a guard. He came to the front when necessary, and his general form in both offense and defense was clean cut, and that, too, in a game where the guard's work Is even more important than In th old days. Goebel. also of Yale, is the choice for right. He proved himself a worthy running mate to Andrus. He deserves great credit for the game he played against Yale and Harvard. In both games none of his opponents proved his eoual. Draper of Pennsylvania is award ed the left tackle position because of his brilliant work on the defense and offense throughout the season. T V? , , ,h " , Draper is rarely at fault in diagnosing the attacks, has a knack of breaking through and spoiling many plays be fore they are fairly well under way. He was conspicuous In tackling down the field and was forward In provid' Ing inferferene for the man with the ball. O'Rourke of Cornell is given the right tackle position because of his con sistent work in all contests. His defen sive work has been first class. His ex cellent tackling In the open stopped many plays. On the offensive his work was conspicuous by his repeated open ing up holes for the backs to go through. He is always on the alert and quick to diagnose the attack. Nourse is awarded center position, but Marks of Pennsylvania and Sling luff of Annapolis are close runners up. Slingluff played a good, steady game, both offense and defense. Carlisle found it almost impossible to break through him. Marks' work In the game against Michigan was splendid. It was his aggressiveness that caused Captain Schulz to retire from the game. Nourse's work has been consist- tist, come to save the world," an arm ent in all games, especially against 1 ed fanatic wrought up to a high pitch Yale. His passing has been sure and of maniacal fury, terrorized this vil accurate and his blocking and general ' iage for a full hour late Friday, ap work above the average. Philoon of , pearinar suddenly on the main street. West Point and "Jumbo" Steihm of Wisconsin are worthy of mention. Steffen of Chicago Is placed at quar terback and my selection for captain. tibbott, bight halfback. He handles his team well, and his t generalship has been responsible for j many of his team scores this sea-1 son. lie closed his college career! in the Wisconsin game In the prover bial blaze of glory. Spectacular as Steffen'g gridiron career has been, his last performance was his greatest. Catching Steibm's opening, kickoff on his own five yard line, Steffen started down the field and never came to a full stop until be had crossed Wiscon sin's goal line for a touchdown, "a run of 105 yards. Tibbott of Princeton Is the selection for right halfback. His excellent work in onside kicking and defensive work the past season was good. " Never in his career ' baa Tibbott . played such ,v Oj 5&-f w T it? 1 ''i!. Jill f '" -.W 4",'' a I t 0 fcrnnant irortan as" in tile game against Yale. Not only did he score the Tigers' touchdown after a superb twenty-five yard run, but twice he twisted and dodged his way for runs t thirty-five and forty-five yards through the entire Yale team. White of Harvard is placed at right half. He has played a brilliant game. His line smashing in several games has been on the sensational order. Coy of Yale is the choice at fullback. His play on the defensive would be hard to improve. His sensational punt Inst Droved a bic factor in many of Fundamentals of Education Which are the "Three R's" Neglected, Says Cotton Indianapolis, Ind., Dec. 12. That th "Three R's" are still the most impor' ant part of education is declared b State Superintendent of Public Instrut tion Fasset A. Cotton in his annual rc port, a portion of which was mad public yesterday. The portion of th. "Port deals witn Industrial educs tor today will deny has a large part In TOWN TERRORIZE! Maniac Appears in New Jer sey Town Wildly Wav ing Revolver IS FINALLY CAPTURED. Edgewater, N. J., Dec. 12. Pro claiming himself to be "John the Bap- waving his revolver, holding up the proprietors of several stores, exchang ing many shots with a hastily formed posse and at last being wounded him self, when the police and a mob of citizens ran him down. In all the fusillade no one but the maniac was hit, and his wounds are not regarded as fatal. Although the reign of terror the in vader instituted apparently was based upon a religious impulse, his raid pos sessed well night all the features of a "Wild West" exploit. In the midst of the excitement the madman command ed a horse and wagon and struck a reckless gait out of town. After he had been taken into cus tody, the man, gray-whiskered and ap parently about 55 years of age, said he was Oscar S. Pomeroy, and that his ; home was in Nebraska, but that he ' had been an inmate of a private eanl i tarium at Stanford, Conn. CHILD IS ASSAULTED Farmers of Hancock : County Scouring Country for Vagrant. MEN'S MOTIVES BALKED Greenfield, Ind., Dec. 12. A posse of farmers are scouring the northern part of Hancock county in search of J the assailant of Junia Reed, 10 years old, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Reed. The man, believed to have been a vagrant, has so far eluded his pursuers. The girl was returning from school when she was attacked by the tramp. As she passed a thicket the man jumped from the bushes and started to drag her to the thicket, but was put to flight by a stranger in a buggy, who heard the child's cries. The search was started last night and tak en up again at day break this morn ing. Ophxlia: Gold Medal Flour is nourishing-. 2CXZIAH SPECIALS. Cream to whip, Home Made Mince Meat, Bockmeyer Kraut. , HADELEY BROS. i I Yale's victories, and his work as of fensive back when Intrusted with the ball has been the most brilliant seen on the gridiron in many years. Hol lenback of Pennsylvania was one of the most desirable backs playing. He was a slashing line plunger and ran around the ends In good fashion. He was a very accurate kicktr and could be depended on for forty-five or fifty yards any time. His defensive game was good. But I selected Coy, as it was his work that defeated Princeton and held Harvard at bay during most of the game at New Haven. he training. Health, strength and ace he regards as worthy education 1 ends. The efficiency of the hand a well as the head Is consequently a art of education. The hand training then a part of education, and it hould be trained to skillful execution, e says. But industrial training, he points out ias led many to believe the funda uentals known as the "Three R's" are jeing neglected. "It is of the great ?st importance," he says, "to learn how to read, write, cipher and spell well during the early years in school, and how to use correct English, both written and spoken. Related to Life of Child. , "The fundamentals must be taught better in the future than in the past. To insure this the work must be relat ed to the life of the child; the child's work must furnish the problem In arithmetic, the lesson in spelling, the illustrations in language and geogra phy, and the basis of his choice in reading. These lessons must be ta ken from the concrete examples off the farm and from the workshop, the fac tory and the home." In accordance with this idea, the state superintendent of instruction ad vises the use of problems in farming for pupils from the farm, in the use of material for the students from the workshop. GENNETT THEATRE Harry G. Sommers, Lessee and Manager.' Phone 1683 COMING, THURSDAY, DEC. 17, Th great mualoal Ha. Ha. Company of 70 People, headad by May Vokes Sale opens at Box office Tuesday, 10 a. m. PRICySS 25c, 50c, 75c, $1.00, f 1.30. H. G. Som mers, Lessee and Mgr. GENNETT Monday, Dec. 14, Harrison Bros. Big Spectacular Minstrels, The Nev and Ancient South. Watch for the free street parade PRICEV5 15, 25, 35 50c. Roller Skatioirag Coliseum Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, Morning, Afternoon and Evening. ..PHILLIPS VAUDEVILLE.! WEEK DEC. 14. Francis Ooj t & Co. Jonn Car! Roblseh asd Herbert & Vance Mayrae Childress Letton Pictures and Soags. Adslsslca II Cesis Men Alleged to Be Working Against County Option Use Clever Scheme. PROPOSITION AS WORKED. THEY SEEK ASSISTANCE FROM FARMERS DECLARING CLOSING OF BREWERIES BY COUNTY OP TION MAKES THEM DESTITUTE. It is rather a novel scheme that , is being worked in Preble county, Ohio, by men who are alleged to be associat ed with the brewery and liquor inter ests. These men are poorly clad and go about through the farming commu nities asking for work or something to eat. It Is seldom they care to work for a longer time than Is neces sary in order to induce the housewife to put an extra plate on the table for the next meal. Each man explains he formerly was employed lh a brewery, but county local option haa made ca many counties dry the liquor trade was reduced to Fuch an extent that he lost his job. The liquor interests in Preble coun ty claim the stunt is a clever bit of begging work. They say this class of men is not sent out by the brewers for campaign purposes, but are regular tramps, who have adopted the plan aa a practical scheme to secure aid. Great Interest is centered in the Preble county local option election, which will be held Monday. The drys have made a thorough campaign. Speech making and an aggressive ef fort to secure votes by personal can vass have been indulged in. The "wets" have resorted to other means In order to create interest. It is ex pected the vote will be close owing to he liberal element at Eaton and iu that vicinity. NO SESSION OF WAYNE COUNTY COURT Judge Fox Goes to Marion on Business. Owing to the absence from the city of Judge Fox, there was no session of the Wayne circuit court today. Judge Fox went to Marion to make up the is sues in a case .In which he will pre side as special judge. ine case me v he brousrht to trial the last week in December, but if a continuance be ta ken it will not be called until the lat ter part of February. Bllkins Your friend Scribbler seems to be "always short of funds. If his books don't sell why dott yoo try him at office work when you need a new man? Boomer (an auctioneer) No use. A man who can't succeed aa a novelist hasn't imagination enough for the auctioneering business. PALLADIUM WANT ADS. PAY. THEATRE Telephone 1683 at noon, Sale now on at Box office.