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p'Hearn Was Touched by All of
Rusty's Men Except Wise, Rus
sell and
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Stars Good.
Tt -was one of those days when Smil
ing Art -Fennell had everything, even
tohome runs, in his knapsack and
the wav he got away with the fourtn
eame in the Illinois city yesterday -s
fndeed relishing to hear.
wnre on their toes from the start an
opportune hitting furnished the back-
for Fennell's effective Pltchl1}^
|hev won 5 to 3. Pennell opened the
Bcoring by sending the ^h®ver
for four sacks, and the
time up he pasted for two more bag..
Brand also hit for two 1®
Ottumwa player except Wise, LinK
and Russell solved the del!ve
o^Hea™. Chadwick, the new outfleU
er secured by Manager ^e^r.sten.
Denver was In the game and
,: The score:
Wise, 3b
peeve, ss
Chadwick, cf
Senno, rf
Brandi, 2h,t
Russell, 1£
Hoey, lb
A vfa first actions as an Ottumwa
H. PO. A. E.
0 2 0 0
1 1 4 0
1 6 0 0
1 1 0 0
1 2 2 0
0 3 0 0
1 9 0 1
0 3 2 0
2 0 3 0
Totals ....••
Morris, cf
Berte, ss
Hughes, lb
Biausser, ou
Morgan thaler, ri
Score by
7 27 11 1
1 0 0 0
0 1 7 0
0 9 1 0
0 6 0 0
0 3 0 0
1 3 0 1
1 1 0 0
1 4 1 0
0 0 2 0
4 27 11 1
0 0 3 0
Jacksonville •-00 °ts°
Hughes, lb 5
Yates, If 3
s. Jasper, 2b 4
0 0-5
Brl^T^Vme ™n ^-ll
Fennell 7. Umpire, \N right.
Fielding and Hitting of Rusty's Short
Fielder Won Saturday's
Jacksonville, 111., J^y 5. -Ottumwa
won a listless game here Saturday
from Jacksonville. Glass was knocked
out of the box in the third inntog and
Upton, who relieved him, was in good
form, but errors gave Ottumwa thre
(runs in the fifth inning. Reeve
a splendid game for the visitors. He
jalso got four hits out of five times at
The Score.
Ottumwa— AB. R. H. PO. A. B.
,Wl»e. 3b I I
I S 5
•Russell, If 4 1 2 2
iHoey, lb 4 0 1 14 0 2
A j*
3 1 0
Totals 36
'•iv Jacksonville— AB.
Morris, cf 5
Berte, ss 4
7 12 27 17 3
R. H. PO. A. E.
1 3 0 0 0
1 3
•1 12
1 2
Biausser, 3b 3
Morganthaier, rf ... 4
f: 4,attimer, 1
0 0
0 1
0 1
0 0 0
0 0 1
Gray, 3
Glass, 1
•Upton, 3
0 0
1 0
0 0
1 0
5 0
Totals 36 4 9 27 19 2
Score by innings—
Ottumwa 02203000 0 7
Jacksonville 0 1100020 0 4
Summary— Two base hits, Morris,
Russell three base hit, Russell
struck out, by Glass 1, by Upton 2, by
Hickman 1 bases on balls, off Upton
2. off Hickman 2 double plays, Yates
to Berte to Biausser, Wise to Hoey
•wild pitches, Glass 1. Upton 1 hit by
pitched ball, by Hickman 1. Time of
game, 1:45. Umpire, Wright. Attend
ance, 213.
Hospital Defeats White Sox.
Mt. Pleasant, July 5. —One to noth
ing in favor of the hospital team was
the score of the game between the
hospital and the Mt. Pleasant Whi?y
Sox Saturday afternoon. Lauterbach
pitched for the Sox.
Catcher Clark, the youngster pur
chased from Montreal by the Cincin
nati club, reported to Manager Griffith
at Chicago Wednesday. He worked
out before the game in a most satis
factory manner. Larry McLean, who
did not leave with the team Tuesday
^hiirc^pv moraine.
Central Association.
Clubs— P. W. L. Pet.
Burlington 54 35 19 .648
Keokuk 55 34 21 .618
Hannibal 58 32 26 .552
Qulncy 62 32 30 .516
Kewanee 55 26 29 .473
Jacksonville 55 24 31 .436
Waterloo 56 24 32 .429
Ottuiwa 58 20 38 .345
National League.
Club— W. L. Pet.
Pittsburg 45 18 .714
Chicago 40 24 .625
New York .... 36 23 .610
Cincinnati 35 30 .538
Philadelphia 29 33 .468
St. Louis 26 37 .413
Brooklyn 21 41 .339
Boston 18 44 .290
American/ League.
Club— W. L. Pet.
Detroit 46 22 .676
Philadelphia 89 36 .600
Boston 88 29 .677
Cleveland 34 31 .523
New York 31 33 .484
Chicago 27 36 .429
St. Louis ... 25 41 .379
Washington 21 43 .328
Western League.
Club— "W. L. Pet.
Wichita 37 25 .597
Sioux City 35 25 .583
Denver 31 27 .534
Topeka 31 28 .525
Omaha 31 30 .508
Des Moines 31 31 .600
Pueblo 24 36 .400
Lincoln 22 40 .355
Three-I League.
Club— W. I*. Pet.
Bock Island 38 20 .655
Springfield 33 19 .635
Davenport 35 22 .614
Peoria 25 29 .463
Bloomington 24 30 .444
Decatur 23 29 .442
Dubuque '.... 24 32 .429
Cedar Rapids 18 39 .316
Central Association.
Ottumwa 5, Jacksonville 3.
Keokuk 2 Kewanee 1.
Burlington 6 Quincy 4.
Hannibal 6 Waterloo 1.
National League.
St. Louis 3 Chicago 2.
Cincinnati 4 Pittsburg 2.
American League.
Cleveland 3 Chicago 0.
Detroit 3 St. Louis 1.
Three-I League.
Springfield 3 Peoria 0.
Cedar Rapids 2 Dubuque 1.
Davenport 4: Rock Island 4 (ten in
lngs darkness.)
Bloomington 2 Decatur 1 (ten in
Western League.
Wichita 3: Sioux City 2.
Lincoln 7 Topeka 5 (a. m.) Topeka
9 Lincoln 2 (p. m.)
Denver 7 Omaha 4.
Des Moines-Pueblo game postponed:
wet grounds.
Morning and afternoon games in
each city.
Ottumwa at Hannibal.
Keokuk at Burlington.
Waterloo at Jacksonville.
Quincy at Kewanee.
National Leaque.
(All clubs play two games.)
St. Louis at Chicago.
Cincinnati at Pittsburg.
New York at Philadelphia.
Boston at Brooklyn.
American League.
(All clubs play two games.)
Chicago at Cleveland.
Washington at Boston.
Philadelphia at New York.
Detroit at St. Louis.
Swalm Pitching Magnificent Ball Was
Supported Good by Mizoo
Hannibals, 6 Waterloo, 1.
Hannibal, July 5.—The Cannibals
walked away with the Lulus yesterday,
with Swalm pitching gilt edged ball.
The score:
Hannibal— R. H. PO. A.E.
Eberts, cf 1 1 2 0 1
Prout, 2b 0 1 4 2 0
Milligan, If 1 1 2 0 0
Evans, lb 0 1 7 1 0
Everett, rf 0 0 1 0 0
Hamilton, ss 2 1 4 5 0
Ragan, 3b 2 3 2 0 0
Forney, 0 1 5 0 0
Swalm, 0 10 1 0
Totals 6 10 27 9 1
Waterloo— R. H. PO. A. E.
Curtis, cf 0 1 6 0 0
McLear, If 0 1 2 0 0
Cruikshanlc, rf 0 0 1 0 0
Fitzpatrick, 2b 0 0 2 1 0
Milsap, lb 0 0 6 2 0
Pennington, 3b 0 2 0 1 0
Olsen, ss 0 0 4 2 1
Lizette, 1 0 3 1 0
Davis, 0, 0 0 0 0
Darrah, 0* 1 0 3 0
Totals 1 5 24 10 1
Hannibal 1 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 *—6
Waterloo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0—1
Summary—Stolen bases, Hamilton,
Forney, Curtis two base hit, Ragan
three base hit, Miiligan struck out, by
Swalm 2, by Darrah 3 bases on balls,
off Swalm 3, off Darrah 1. Umpire,
Central Association.
At wnnibal Waterloo 6, Hanni
bal 5.
At Quincy—Burlington 5, Quincy 4.
At Keokuk—Keokuk 4, Kewanee 3.
At Jacksonville—Ottumwa 7, Jack
sonville 4.
American League.
At Chicago—St. I^ouls 4, Chicago 0.
At Cleveland—Cleveland 4, Detroit
Illinois Team Sure Does Take Bur
lington Defeat Hard—Holderby
Gets His.
Quincy, July 5.—Umpire Holderby
closed his poor wyk o£ yesterday aft
ernoon with an inexcusable decision.
The crowd surged on the diamond
threatening violence, but the police
prevented a riot. Burlington, of
course, won the game. Score:
Players— PO A 11
Hill, ss 0 2 1 6 1
Cavanaugh, 3b 0 1 3 0 1
Bennett, rf 1 0 1 0 0
Anderson, lb 1 1 11 0 0
Linderbeck, cf 0 2 2 0 0
Dang, If '. .1 0 2 10
Cook, 2b 0 1 1 1 0
Walsh, 2b 1 1 4 1 0
Rouse, 0 0 2 3 0
Totals 4 8 27 12 2
Players— PO A E
Manusch, If 1 1 3 0 0
Finney, rf 2 2 10 0
Collins, cf 1 2 1 1 0
Burg, ss 11 2 2 1
Lemon, 0 0 8 5 0
Ronan, 2b 1 2 2 3 0
Rose, lb 0 19 0 1
Donovan, 3b 0 0 1 1 0
Spencer, 0 0 0 3 0
Totals 6 9 27 15 2
Score by innings:
Quincy 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0—4
Burlington 20300100 0—6
Summary—Stolen base—Cavanaugh.
Two base hits—Walsh, Rose, Collins,
ome run—Burg. Struck out—by
Spencer 6. Bases on balls—off Rouse,
3, off Spencer 4. Umpire—Holderby.
Bramble of Keokuk Town Has Best
of Airtight Flinger's
Keokuk, July 5.—Bramble and Noe
engaged in an airtight pitchers' bat
tle, Noe getting the small end of the
score. Keokuk cinched the game in
the eighth inning with two singles.
The score:
Keokuk— R, H. PO. A. E.
Oyler, 2b 0 1 2 4 0
Annis, ss 0 0 1 4 0
Corrlden, 3b 0 0 2 3 1
Reichle, cf. 1 1 3 0 0
Miller, lb 0 0 11 0 0
Landry, If 0 0 0 0 0
Hildebrand, rf. 1 1 0 0 0
Belt, c. 0 0 8 2 0
Bramble, 0 0 0 1 0
Totals .2 3 27 14 1
Kewanee— R. H. PO. A. E.
Johnson, cf 1 0 3 0 0
Callahan, rf 0 1 3 0 0
Phelan, ss 0 1 1 3 1
Crandall, 3b 0 1 1 2 0
Lewis, 2b 0 0 4 2 1
Claire, lb 0 0 9 1 0
Conners, If 0 0 0 0 0
Lage, 0 0 3 1 1
Noe, 0 0 0 1 0
Totals 1 3 24 10 3
Keokuk 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 *—2
Kewanee 01000000 0—1
Summary Stolen bases, Oyler,
Reichle, Miller, Johnson, Phelan, Cran
dall struck out, by Bramble 7, by Noe
3 bases on balls, off Bramble 2, off
Noe 2. Umpire, Wright.
Topeka, July 5.—Lincol nown the
morning game yesterday by batting
Kaufman hard in the ninth and tenth
innings. In the afternoon Topeka
batted out a victory, being credited
with two home runs, three triples and
two doubles Scores: R. H. E.
Lincoln 001200001 3—7 15 1
Topeka 10 0 3 0 0 0 0 01—5 5 4
Batteries—McCafferty, Johnson, and
Sullivan Kaufman and Kerns.
Afternoon game: R. H. E.
Lincoln 100 0 00 0 1 0—2 7 0
Topeka 2 0 11 0 1 3 1 *—9 13 1
Batteries—Farthing and Sullivan
Hendrix and Kerns.
A% Wichita.
Shaner's three base hit brought in
two runs and won yesterday's game
for Wichita. Score: R. H. E.
Sioux City... 0 000 00 110—2 7 0
Wichita 0 200100 0 »—3 8 1
Batteries—Chabeck and Towne
Shaner and Roberts. Umpire—Mul
At Denver.
Hard hitting in the sixth and
seventh innings enabled Denver to win
from Omaha 7 to 4. Score:
Omaha 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 1—4 5 3
Denver 00100330 »—7 11 2
Batteries—Lower and Gonding
Adams and Clarine.
Des Moines-Pueblo, wet grounds.
At Boston—Boston 5-6, Washington
At New York—Philadelphia 5-7
New York 2-0.
National League.
At Pittsburg—Chicago 6, Pittsburg
At St. Louis—Cincinnati 10-13 St.
Louis 2-7.
At Brooklyn—New York 5-2 Brook
lyn 3-1.
At Philadelphia—Philadelphia 7-0
Boston 6-4.
Three-Eye League.
At Dubuque—Dubuque 7, Cedar Rap
ids C.
At Peoria—Peoria 5-0 Springfield
At. Bloomington Bloomington 9,
Decatur 2.
At Rock Island—Rock Island 4, Dav
enport 0.
Western League.
At Des Moines—Des Moines 3, Pu
eblo 1.
At Denver—Omaha rain.
At Topeka—Lincoln 1, Topeka 0.
At Wichita—Sioux City 10, Wichita
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Local Amateurs Take Hocking Club
to Cleaning in Loose
Looseness with a capital charac
terized the mix between the Red Sox
and the Hocking club yesterday after
noon on the Myrtle street play ground.
The Sox won by the score of 9 to 7,
but the game failed to show any great
work by either side. Huddleston and
Toms composed the batterv for the
victors, while Phoenix and' Williams
served up the befuddlers for the
enemy. Rocky was the back stop for
the invaders.
Errors predominated the mix and
while the 200 souls were happy that
the Sox added another win to their
long list of victories, there was not an
overabundance of joyfulness spread
through the medium of sensational
The score: R. H. E.
Red Sox 9 8 5
Hocking 7 7 4
Batteries—Huddleston ,and Toms
Phoenix, Williams «.nd Rocky.
How Will This Face
Look in 24 Hours?
Will the punishment Stanley Ket
chel says he is going to give Billy
Papke today in their fourth meeting,
mar the above face, or will Ketchel's
countenance be the worst sufferer?
The bout at Colma is scheduled for
twenty rounds, but in the light of
their previous meetings, it will hardly
go this far.
In spite of criticisms about his ex
cess of weight, Stanley Ketchel states
that he will tip the scales at 158
pounds by an easy margin when he
steps into the ring. He admits that he
has been far above the necessary to
tal, but declares that, he is having no
trouble in reducing.
"I'm going to rush Papke from the
start," he declared, "and I don't care
whether he knows it or not. It's my
best style of boxing and I can hold any
pace I set. All this talk about my not
being in the best of shape is foolish.
Even if I have been reducing too much
by taking hot steam baths, it must be
remembered that no two men can
train exactly alike and get the same
results. I'll bet that it takes twice the
work out of Papke to keep down to
weight that it does out of me. I can
sweat off five pounds without hurting
myself. It takes a lot of exercise for
Billy to do that."
Ketchel is in good shape as far as
appearance goes. He is well sunburn
ed by his work out of doors and his
training in the open air is thought to
have helped him in conditioning. He
looks rugged and strong, although a
trifle drawn from the sudden fashion
in which he has been cutting down
his weight.
Sporting writers and followers of
boxing who have been visiting the
men at their camps say that Ketchel
shows greater speed than Papke, and
it is largely on this account that the
bookmakers are holding him as such
a strong favorite. The layers of odds
think that he can rush in and sweep
Papke off his feet by a hurricane at
Keokuk 4, Kewanctj 3
Keokuk, July 5. The locals won
the third game of the series with Ke
wanee Saturday by the score of 4 to
3. Prough won his ninth straight game,
striking out ten men and allowing four
hits. He was invincible with men on
The score— R. H. E.
Keokuk 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 *—4 8 2
Kewanee 00201000 0—3 4 2
Batteries —Prough and Belt Kench
and Elliott.
Burlington 5, Quincy 4.
Quincy.. 111., July 5. Gaining a
lead of three runs in the first inning,
the home team went to pieces and
allowed Burlington to win out with
ease Saturday. Harmon was batted out
of the box by the locals.
The score— R. H. E.
Burlington ...0 0 1 0 3 0 01 0—5 10 3
Quincy 3 0000100 0—4 8 5
Batteries Harmon, Hockenberry
and Lemon Keyes and Walsh.
Hannibal. Mo., July 5. In a hard
fought, well played game the Lulus
overcome the Cannibals by hard hit
ting Saturday.
The score— R. H. E
Hannibal 1 0 400 000 0—5 5 1
Waterloo 000 0 1 2 1
1 1—6 14 3
Batteries Vyskoc.il and Forney
Davie and Lizette.
Manager Griffith has decided to
stand pat with his present outfield—
Beacher, Oaltes and Mitchell.
Billy Gilbert, an ex-Giant is holding
down second base off the Cardinals in
nretty stood shape right now.
William Perry, the thirty-fifth cham
pion of the prize ring, spent sixteen
hard years, the best period of his life,
in winning the title. He overcame
handicaps of every nature, not the
least of which was the physical de
formation of his K-shaped legs, which
aside from inviting the jeering laugh
ter of the uncultured, seemed at the
outset to preclude the possibility of
successful athletic endeavor. But
Perry persevered, and at last reached
the goal, only to be ousted and strip
ped of his prestige within nine months
by falling for a trick which the dullest
beginner in boxing should have guard
ed against.
Perry is bom in Tipton, England, in
the year 1819. His first professional
battle is fought in November of 1835
when he is just turned sixteen, and,
after a rough-and-tumble scramble, he
defeated Barney Dogherty, a veteran
of experience.
"Perry is a scientific, hard hitter,
who, in the present state of the fancy,
is not to be sneezed at. He may be
backed with any one' who may envy
his honors," so states a contemporary
sporting paper.
His townsmen dub him "the Tip
ton Slasher" and predict that many
years will pass before he is recognized
as the champion. It is well for their
patience that they cannot look ahead
to the years and years of striving that
must ensue before this boy of sixteen
really attains the title.
Great Battle With Scunner.
He is seventeen before he is match
ed for his second professional fight.
Ben Spilsbtiry is his opponent this
time, and each side stakes $10 on the
outcome. Perry punishes Spilsbury
with hard righthand body punches and
the latter quits cold after nineteen
The Slasher's friends, confirmed in
their good opinion of the boy, raise
?125 to stake on him in a mill with
Jim Scunner, nicknamed the "Gomel
Champion," one of the foremost of the
second-rate heavyweights of the time.
Scunner is a favorite in the betting
at 7 to 5 he he in is or or
the engagement on November 22, 1837.
Several rounds are fought, a dispute
arises, and the affair is ordered renew
ed on the following day by the referee.
There Is little love lost when the
rivals finally face. Toe to toe they
stand, giving punch for punch. Grad
ually the slasher forges ahead. Now
he strikes out with his powerful right
and Scunner measures his six feet on
the turf. The latter, game to the core,
comes up for the next round. Again
he is dropped, and again he comes
up. Six times this is repeated before
he is down to stay. The fight had
lasted thirty-one rounds.
Is the Lion of the Hour.
Perry is the lion of the hour. As
the boy wonder his fame traveled to
every part of the British Isles. Under
the management of Johnny Broome he
undertakes a tour of triumph and ex
hibits his abilities before gaping
crowds in a hundred towns. For five
long years the fame of his victory over
Scunner enables him to live comfort
ably without working and without
fighting. Then suddenly his patronage
is wiped away by the appearance of
Champion Ben Caunt and the Amer
ican giant, Charles Freeman. Who
cares to pay money to see the boy
who whipped Jem Scunner when the
same money will pay to see Caunt and
the American pugulist, who stands
over seven feet high and weigh over
300 pounds?
Perry challenges Freeman to fight.
It may mean annihiliation, for as far
as he knows no one has ever before
been caged in a twenty-four-foot ring
with a real, raging giant. But annihil
ation is preferable to oblivion.
On December 6, 1842, they meet,
the Slasher and the giant, and battle
until darkness. Two weeks later they
continue the fray, boxing thirty-seven
rounds before Perry is disqualified for
falling without being hit.
Another year, lacking^, day, passes
before Perry is again seen in action.
His opponent this time is Tass Parker,
a man the Slasher's own size, but a
most formidable slugger, fresh from 0
terrific engagement with "Brassey,"
whom he defeated in 158 rounds, last
ing two hours and fifty minutes.
Parker is favorite at 2 to 1. The
ring is pitched in a marsh, and here
the fight rages for one hour and thirty
four minutes, when the constables
swoop down upon the scene and end
the sport.
Fight Without a Referee.
Not until February 27, 1844, is the
adjourned battle fought off. A special
train is engaged to carry the party be
yond the jurisdiction of the police.
This scheme of evading the officers
works to perfection, and, in peace and
security, on a muddy strip of turf
hedged in by a dense row of ever
greens a few yards from the railroad
track, the contest is renewed, but
without a referee, the rivals having
been unable to agree upon one.
For twenty rounds it is the liveliest
sort of a fight. Parker hammers his
left, hand into Perry's mouth, dislodg
ing several teeth, but breaking the
knuckle of the intruding hand. After
this Perry fights like a demon, and
Parker takes to falling to avoid pun
"Cur! Coward!" cries the crowd.
"Stand up and fight like a man!"
But Parker will not risk it, and in
the 133rd round the two umpires de
cide, in the absence of a referee, to act
in unison In declaring a foul on the
part of 'Parker in falling repeatedly
without being hit.
Parker's friends are still unconvinc
ed of the Slasher's superiority, and
William Perry's Reward of Sixteen
Years Vanishes in Nine Months
they match him for $1,000 in another
trial. This is fought on August 4,
1846. The ring has record of few
more savage affairs. Parker, early dis
covering himself overmatched, sets in
biting and gouging Perry's eyes in the
clinches. The Slasher awaits his op
portunity. It comes in the twenty
second round. Parker's guard is down
and the Slasher's left, flying straight
as an arrow, lands at the left base of
Parker's nose. The latter falls like
dead. His seconds work over him
anxiously, but he is done for, and
falls in a heap at the commencement
of the twenty-third round,
Championship Fight by Moonlight
Four years of inactivity pass, four
I years of waiting for a match. Mean
while Tom Paddock has sprung up,
has given Bendigo. the champion, a
terrific battle for the belt, and with
victory in sight, has lost on a foul.
Bendigo announcing his retirement
from the ring in the summer of 1850,
Perry and Paddock are matched in a
battle to determine his successor in
the championshijj.
I It is close to 5 o'clock in the after
noon of December 17, 1850, when the
1 rivals strip. Faces can barely be seen
from one side of the ring to "the other,
and there is doubt about the posssi
bility of the fight being held. For the
first time in recorded history the moon
comes up prematurely to have the day
for the fighters. It is a large, bright
moon, and by its light William Perry
and Thomas Paddock struggle for the
world's championship.
Up to the twenty-seventh round it
is a merry test of punches. Paddock
has had rather the worst of the going,
but still is far from a whipped man.
Perry engages him in his own corner.
There is an1 exchange of blows and
Paddock falls. The Slasher starts to
walk to his own corner, when, his
back turned, Paddock leaps to his feet,
swoops down upon his ungarded rival
and strikes him viciously on the back
of the nock. The Slasher falls heavily
to the ground, but the real fall comes
to Paddock, who is promptly disqual
ified for fonling.
Perry now demands that Bendigo
hand over the championship belt, but
this the latter refuses to do, declaring
that the belt is his personal property
and not transferable. Perry retorts by
posting $250 as a forfeit to bind a
match with Bendigo, but the ex-cham
pion elects to remain in retirement.
Matched With Harry Broome.
In his elatement at finding himself
in undisputed possession of the title
for which he lias battled sixteen years,
the Slasher defies any one in the world
to meet him for his honors and a
stake of $500 to $2,500 a side. In May
of 1851 the defl is accepted by his for
mer manager, Johnny Broome, in be
half of his brother, Harry Broome,
stakes are fixed at $1,000 a side —a
tremendous sum, thinks the public,
for any one to wager on an untried
youngster like Broome.
Not that Broome may not be cap
able, but when last seen in the ring
he weighed but 140 pounds and stood
barely 5 feet 8. It seems incredible
that since then he should have grown,
as his friends say, to a weight of 175
pounds and a height of 5 feet 10%
inches. Still he Is littje more than a
boy, having been born in 1826, defeat
ing Fred Mason, a middle-weight, in
thirty-nine rounds in 1843 and Joe
Rowe in twenty-seven rounds, ij} 1845.
Young Broome is indeed a different
athlete when he appears in the ring
on September 29, 1851, to battle for
the championship. He is taller and big
ger in every way. Nor is he lacking
in confidence. The Slasher, looking
him over, sneeringly refers to him as
a "green boy."
"Yes, here I am, old boy," speaks
n-gjb&| .-
sf^fr fs*-s?ii!! •y«r??
Howard Carr, who was prominent
ly connected with the Battery club,
under the management of Doc Mes
sage during the last period of boxing
in Chicago, is working to pulling off
some pretentious affairs at Hammond,
Ind. For next Monday, July 5' he has
scheduled Johnny Thompson and
Danny Goodman, and he expects la
have an army of Chicagoans at tha
Jim Kelly writes me from Cleve
land that the boys at the Oakland and'
Turtle clubs at 4727 Lorain street ar«
pretty sweet on "the wonderful Jew
kid," Phil Brock, and they'd like ta
have me say a word or two for tha
Kid. Well, I'm not at all adverse,^
Jim for that Brock fellow is fasti
enough to give any of the lightweights
a merry run for the money, but I don't
think he is quite ready yet for thos
championship class. If he keeps rightf
on coming, though, it won't be long be-1
fore we may have to give him mighty
serious consideration. Freddie WelctJfc
and Frank Madden, whom he later!
turned the tables on, are the oniy|
boys who have whipped him, I ami
told. I am giving the boys of the Oak- 5
land and Turtle clubs, and especially^
my friend, Jim Kelly, these few words'
because I have a notion that Ph»|
Brock deserves them.
up Broome, "and I mean to wiji to
Perry is favorite at 2 to 1, but when,
Broome drops him in the third round
and draws first blood in the seventh
the betting shifts to evens. Brooms'
now takes to talking to the champion
with an idea of "getting him nervous.'*
"I'll take odds 'the boy' licks you,1"'
without a black eye! he shouts in
Perry's face in the fifteenth round.
The Slasher thoroughly aroused,
rushes in and grapples with his tor
mentor. With one hand free, he aims
a^ blow, and Broome, timing it to a
nicety, slips to the ground and receives
it when technically down.
There is nothing for the referee ta
do but disqualify Perry for fouling,
and to give the stakes and champion'
ship to young Harry Broome.
The Slasher's Last Battle.
This is Perry's last battle but one,
his final appearance in the ring being
on June 16, 1857, when he is again
defeated, this time by the rising Tom
Perry dies suddenly on June 18,
1881, aged sixty-one years.
Harry Broome, the thirty-sixth cham
pion of the prize ring by virtue of his
defeat of the Slasher, defends the
title against Harry Orme on April 18,
1853, for a stake of $1,250 a side. The
mill is a sterling exhibition of game
ness on the part of Orme, who dis
putes the issue for two hours and
eighteen minutes, divided into but
thirty-one rounds, before surrender
Broome next matches with Tom
Paddock, already whipped by Bendigo
and the Slasher. Overconfident of the
result, he enters the ring on May 19,
185G, in none too robust condition, and
is defeated in fifty-one rounds, lasting
one hour and three minutes. This is
Broome's last fight. He supports him
self as a caterer at race tracks un
til his death on November 2, 1865, aged
thirty-nine years.
Tom Paddock, having three times
tried for the highest honors in pug
ilism, finally has them in his grasp.
He is the thirty-seventh champion,
reigning from his defeat of Broome in
1856 to his defeat by Tom Sayers in
June of 1858, during which interim he
fought no one. Death overtakes him
on June 30, 1863, in his thirty-ninth,
(Next week: Tom Sayers, the mid
dleweight who became champion of
champions, the greatest English pug
ilist that ever lived).
Willie Keeler is Rated as the Most
Scientific Player in Major League
.Vow York, July 5. —It is possible gives all the support to the ankle and
that Willie Keeler, the right fielder of
the New York Americans, and admit
tedly the most scientific player in the
game, may never again don a spiked
shoe. In the recent series with Cleve
land here Keeler was spiked. At first
it was thought that the injury was
serious enough to keep him out of the
game for two or three weeks, but it
is now certain that he will not play
again this season, and doctors are
fearful that he will never again be
able to go on the diamond. It hag de
veloped that a tendon was cut just
back o£ the ankle. There is little
chance of the tendon healing. As thistinct loss.
makes the foot incapable of service,
it can be seen in just what position
Keeler is placed.
For years Keeler has been the per
sonification of scientific baseball. He
is one of the few men iij baseball who/
is credited with being a ""scientific hit
ter and able to place a hit. Many times
he has been a league batting leader, a
fast man on the bases and a sura
fielder. A team-mate of McGraw and
Jennings, he is about the last of that
famous old Baltimore bunch to stick
to the active game. With Keeler gonet
the national game would suffer a dia-

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