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CENTENARY OF JOHN LEECHMAN, ONCE FAMOUS AS A PUGILIST. i The year 1915 will mark the centen aries of many distinguished men, among whom may bo mentioned Mr. John Loecbman and Mr. Benjamin Caunt. The first named, who contest, ed with Caunt the title ot pugilistic I champion of Great Britain, made' his ) debut in this valo of hard knocks on tho 1st day of January, 1815, and his , contenary thus falls on the first day , of the Now Year. 11 not by his real name of John (Leechman, however, that tills glad lator^of bare knuckle days was known to fame. In Uie ring he was known as "Brassey," a nickname which ho 'gained in his pugnacious youth be cause of his employment In a brass foundry, and which Btuck to him through life. Brassey was born !n Bradford, England, and worked as a blacksmith's apprentice before he on trcde the brass foundry. As a shop boy Leechman carried chips on both shoulders, and was ready to fight ot tho drop of a hat?or without that provocation. He was only sixteen when he made his first appcarance 'in tho ring against a lad named Hart Hoy. Leechman was victorious and got J10 for his ofTorts. That looked like easy money to him, and lie soon sought another match, whipping Neil Bntterson and getting away with JIG. This second battle of Lecchman's ca reer lasted 72 rounds. Fancy the poorest dub in the ring today scrap ping 72 rounds for 510! Leechman got 525 for whipping Goo. Ireson in his next engagement. Hli defeat of Jem Bailey In 135 won for him the big sum of 550, and the, next year he got 5100 for beating Tom Scrutton. It was in 1836 that Brassey on gaged In his first really important bat tle, which was with tile clover Ben dlgo, afterward champion ot England. Tills bout was staged at Sheffield, and the young blades of that city as sembled by hundreds at the ringside. Leechman was still working In tho foundry between fights, and his toil kept his muscles as hard as iron. Both men were Ideal athletes In appear ance. Bendlgo was the older and more experienced fighter, however, and celebrated for his cleverness, and he had little trouble in avoiding till rushes and pilodrlver blows of Bras sey. After fifty-two rounds, during which Brassey had assimilated morff punishment than Bat Nelson In all his battles, he became infuriated and but ted Bendlgo with his head. This de liberate foul gave Bendlgo the- vic tory. In 139 Brassey redeemed himself by defeating Young Langan, tho famous (Irish fighter from Dublin in a 75 round batUc. This was n notable perform ance, and It gave Brassey the right to challenge Ben Caunt to do battle for the championship. The great bat tle for the'title was staged at Now-J market: during the races, and attract ed the "fancy" from all ovor England. I Dukes, carls and lords by the dozens I held good places at the ringside.! Caunt bad much the advantage in height m>J weight, and was a favor ite from' the first, but Brassey gave | such a good account ot himself In the early rounds that the tide turned in his favor. At the end of tho hun dredth round Brassey was unable to get up, and Caunt, although he was even more battered, was awarded tho victory. That was Brassey's last try at the championship, which ho lost by as narrow a margin as was ever recorded In a pugilistic contest After this heroic effort Brassey quit the 'ring and relapsed into the obscurity from which ho had Issued. Cubs Would Trade For Cincy Pitcher CHICAGO, Jan. 1.?Roger Bresna-j iian, manager of the -Cubs, returned from Cincinnati today and stated that there was a trade on between the Cubs and the Cincinnati team by which he hopes to obtain one of our four Red pitchers. Bresnahan named Benton, Ames, Douglas and Schneider and said that the man wanted was noo of these. He left with ^President Herrmann a list of 1G Chicago players as open to trades. CINCINNATI, Jan. 1.?"Bresnahan does not offer us enough to warrant our giving htm any one of the four pitchers mentioned by him,** said tiess infant with ir^ahrxby* ? TggrmwQ ditmop J he wQl sleep well, eat well and act well This fanota remedy b tber's best friend. It pteienU Cholera Infantum, cores bowel com ints and Colic, makes Teethmf easy and aafe. . Can be then to babies b day old. aj cents at drufjisu. Trial bcitda fret it 70s mentioo ' ""'Sri. ?]r fcr DBS. 0. PAHHHEY ft SON. Biaamrnt'jtd'-. M| $ Abe Martin v ? - Some folks never take any chances. Even when they talk It's alius some thin they've heard. Now's th' time fer th' fanner t' make I1I3 boys too th' mark or send fer a couple o' Belgians. President Herrmann, of the Cincinnati Baseball Club, here yesterday. "Any deal along -the lines laid down by Brosnalian while here yesterday is not satisfactory to us and Is at an end so far no .we are concerned." Herrmann would not say just what Bresnahan had offered, but added thai; the Chicago offer would have to be" in creased considerably before he would even consent to take the' matter un der advisement. I ? ~ ? ?^ | TODAY IN PUG ILISTIC ANNALS. ? A, 1900?Kid McCoy knocked out Pet er Maher In the 5th round at Coney Island. McCoy's easy victory over the big Irishman was one of the greatest surprises ever pulled off. The battle was staged on tho afternoon of New Year's day, and was to go 25 rounds, for a purse of *20,000. The tip had been passed among Now York sports that the light was to be a fake, and that the Hoosler was to quit As a re sult heavy odds were offered in Ma ilers' favor. "Pittsburgh Phil," a not ed plunger, fcagered a fortune on Ma iler. and hundreds of other "wise" ones put their coin on Peter, expect ing to reap a rich harvest. Before tho light began Mailer's admirers pre sented him with a floral horseshoe, but a hundred horseshoes wouldn't have helped Peter win that day. In the first round McCoy floored, him, and.after that It was nearly all Mc Coy. In the 5th round Maher went down for the count, and his friends bad to walk home. 1871?Owen Zicgler, lightweight boxer, born at Lonsdale, Pa. 1S93?"Peanuts" Schieberlj Ger man-American featherweight, born at Kewanee, III. ?Joe Gans won on a foul^roni Gus Gardner In 11 roundB at New Britain, Conn. Gassway Five Beats Wesleyan GASSAWAY, Jan. 1.?The Gassa way Athletic Club defeated the fast Wesleyan College team, which last year won the state championship at Gassaway last night by the score of 19 to 16. It was the fastest game that has ever been played in the central part of the state. The Gassaway boys are tntitled to considerable credit for their showing, as this is the flrrft team to defeat Wesleyan In two years. The lineup': ' Wesleyan?Shumaker, Hef ner, Marrison, Ressegner and Single ton. Gassaway?Hulme, Sergeant, Heater, Henretty adn Boggs. Pitfeds to Train At Augusta, 6a. PITTSBURGH, Pa. Jan. 1.?Augus ta. G&m has been selected as the train ing camp of the Pittsburgh Federal baseball club, it was* announced here yesterday. Business Manager Bill McCullough was sent South last Sat urday to look oyer- the^prospectivo camp, and. he wired his sSection yes terday. Several major lefcue clubs have trained in'the Georgia town in the past few years and acceding to it is an ideal spot foApIayers (ntn Ahnnii George Waahingten Bangs, cook on the schooner Jersey Belle talcing a '"cargo of lumber'at Newberne, carried breakfast lpto the cabin and Mr. Bowen, chief officer, had started In to eat it before Captain Wales awoke from a lethargic islumber. As the skipper was a member, of the church.'in Belleport and had often ad* dressed the Sunday school scholars on the subject of cleanly^ life, it seema j cruel to say he resembled a man just awakening from a drunken stupor, but a glance at his blotched and turgid face, his bleared eyes and his whole appearance as he tumbled out of hia bunk?he had turned in all standing? certainly gave grounds for the assump tion. Steadying himself on his feet and uttering a groan as an introductory, the skipper entered the cabin. "Good mornin', Cap'n," saluted the mate, cheerfully. The captain said Nothing. Ho j snatched a pitcher of wVter from the i table and drank thirstily. "George," said he, replacing tho; empty pitcher on tho table, "I was aw- j ful sick last night" The mate shook his head as if thero was no.doubt of his commander's'in disposition. "George," asked the skipper, un easily, "did anyone see me come aboard?" "Not a soul," answered Mr. Bowen, "the crew were ashore and I suppose the nigger was asleep." "I'm glad no one saw me," said tho | captain in a tone of relief, "not that I'm ashamed of being sick, for that may happen to any of us poor mortals but there's some mean people in this j world who always.take wrong views; of things and do others; injustice. Now, a man of your good sense, George, wouldn't havo any mean, dirty ideas a"bout my being sick." Mr. Bowen looked into his plate and said nothing. "I was up town on business," con tinued the captain, eyeing tho mate with sternness, "and had Just started L. ?i. tlin oAlmnnoi* wlion T nn "I'm Ashamed of You." old gentleman. A real nice old mac with a Ions white beard and a sharj blue eye?he had only one eyo, George and ho started to talk about a chureb back-in tho country that he was 8 tryln' to build. You know how inter osted I am In churches, George, bo we talked a long tlmo and at last he Bays ho had some very One cider In his wagon that he had mado on hi# farm and he wanted mo to taste It" "Cider?" exclaimed the mate. "Yes, cider." repeated the captain, with increasing sternness. "I make elder myself on my farm In Jersey, and 1 know something about It I al ways wanted to taste this North Caro lina cider to compare it with my Pip pin cider. I'll give you a gallon oi that Pippin elder of mine when we get home, Goorge." "I should liko to taste it," said the mate. "I Jest took about half a glassful of that cider out of curiosity and you can't imagine how It affected me, George." "Bad, was It?" remarked tho mate, still eyeing Mb plate. "It JuBt ran through my veins like melted wildfire. My head began to swim and I came nigh Tallinn plum down in tho street The old gentle man was real scared." "Must have been a Queer sort of cider," said the mate. "I've heard, George," continued the skipper, solemnly, "of a cider they make from a kind of crabapple in North Carolina that has an awful ef fect on people." "I expect it waa that kind of cider he gave you," said the mate, "When we get ^ome, Geortse," ro-1 marked the skipper, carelessly, "youj need not mention about the elder to; Rev. Mr. Hooker." ? i . "1 -won't," a, sen ted the matr, "I've a Wan new pilot doth coat thaf* too small for me. I'm going to dye It to,you, George," Bald tlie skip per, "ltH Just fit you to a NT. and, George, yon needn't say anything ahout LOBERT"CONFERS WITH M'GRAW NEW YORK, Jan. 1.?Hans Lobert third baseman of* the Philadelphia National League club, arrived In this city today and immediately went in to conference with John J. McGraw manager of the New ^ork Giants. said the skipper, "and now, Vm going to drink a cup of tea and take a nap." "That crabapple cider must taste like whlaky, don't It?" asked Mr. Brown, ?I smelt whisky when I helped you orer the rail last night?0 "The old gentleman must hate rubbed me with"'It to try to bring me to," replied the skipper hastily. "I'm going to take that nap." Two evenings later the Jersey Belle had nearly completed her cargo of pine lumber and Captain Wales, who was singing a hymn in the cabin, was disturbed by a noise atfove. Going on deck he discovered the mate and one of the sailors dragging the inanimate body of George Wash* ington Bangs alongside the galley. "What's the matter with him?" he asked, looking disgustedly at his cook. The sailor laughed. "^e's been tryln' to drink all the corn juice in North Carolina, I guess," he said. "The drunken swine," growled the skipper, "lay him by the galley, Mr. Bowen, and tomorrow I'll send him about his business." The next morning an extremely sick looking negro confronted Captain Wales ^n the quarter deck. "Bangs," said the skipper, sternly, "I'm ashamed of you. You are a mis erable drunkard and you can't stay on the Jersey Belle. Get your clothes and march." "You isn't a-goin' to turn me off down hyar, Cap'n?" expostulated Bangs. "I can't get no Job as cook hyar. Ill hev to wuk la the lumber yards." "No drunken swine on my schoon er," snapped the captain. "Deed I wasn't drunk, Cap'n," urged Bangs. "I was taken suddingly sick, sail." "Bosh," snorted the skipper. "It am the trufe, sail," continued Bangs. "I'll tell you how It was. I was a takin' a walk up town when I meets a old gentleman with a long white beard and with one blue eye. lie stops me and begins to talk about a church ho was a bull din' up in tho country for ?the colored folk. We tallied awhile and then he asked me if I wanted to try some real good cider?" "The same old man you met," whis pered the mate to the skipper. Cap tain Wales said something under his breath that the mate didn't catch. "He guv me a drink o' that cider and, Lord, I thowt I was a-goin' to die. I Jest tumbled about as If I was drunk and tho old man he rubbed me wid whisky until I come to life again, then I staggered down to the schoon er" "They ought' to run that oilman out of town," said the- mate, "he'll bo the death of some one yet with his cider." f Captain Wales looked his chief offi cer steadily in the faco and said noth ing. "Go into tho galley, Bangs," said the mate, "tho captain '11 let up on you, for he knows you wore sick." "It's a wonderful thing that you and Bangs should have met the same old man, Isn't It, captain?" remarked Mr. Bowen. "There's some strange things In this world, Mr. Bowen," said the skipper, huskily, yl'm going to turn in." (Copyrlcht, 1914, by Daily Story Pub.1 Co.) !N HIS PRIVATE CAPACITY English Magistrate Could Commend Youthful Culprit Whom He Had Been Forced to Fine. That "grand old man," Sir George Blrdwood of England, who, at eighty one, is still full of "go," once figured in the dock as a juvenile offender. His arrest arose out of a free fight between the school in which he was a pupil at Plymouth and a rival estab lishment In this combat, '^Dictionary Blrdy," as he was nicknamed, performed prod igies of valor and captured a club be-* longing to the opposition leader de spite the fact that In the struggle for it both his wriste were sprained. He captured the club and then tho police captured hjm, and he was haled before the mayor of Plymouth. The mayor was General Dunstervllle, who happened to be a great friend of the "criminal's" father. This, however, did not prevent him from reading the culprit a severe lecture and sentenc ing him to pay a fine. On leaving the dock young Bird wood was told to go to tho mayor's room and went there. He did so, ex pecting more trouble; but when the mayor arrived he. threw aside his of fice, congratulated "Dictionary Blrdy" on the pluck he had shown In tho fight and presented him with |5 as a re ward for valor. Blessed Are the Peacemakers. Five-year-old Margaret, who lives In. the vicinity of North Woodward ave nue, overheard her parents having a Somewhat heated argument. She stood It as long as she could, then, walking unannounced into Ihe next room, she went straight to her mother:. "Mamma, don't you pay any 'tentlon, to -what daddy has been saying." Turn ing to her father, she continued:.'.; "And, daddy, I Just don't want you to pay any 'tention to what mamma1 said,, el th er^lHHKi1 ? Who could help smiling at thatTi And a smile Is always a wonderful dearer ot gloomy atmosphere. to close a deal with McGraw if possi ble whereby he would wear a New York uniform in 1S15. Children dry Villa Puts O.K. on Johnson-Willard Bout! toaay wirea permission for ths feol^nVwo Wlllard heavy \ eight championship flgbt. to be held here. An agreement to that eileei was signed by Jack Curley, flght pro moter, and Gen. Tomaa Ornelas, com manding the Juarei garrison. It was a blanket agreement, Includ- j lng provision (or fights between prac tically all pugilists of note. High School Wins From Terra Alta The Fairmont High school basket ball team journeyed to Terra Alta last night, where they defeated the Terra Alta High in a close and excit ing game, 29 to 25. The locals showed the best form, but t?e strange floor was against them. However, they won out with some to spare. The score: Fairmont?-29. Terra Alta?25. Hamilton.. .. .. F Messenger Knight .. .... F Glover Reed C Freeland Swiger G .. .. yj Herndon Wilson G Teets Field Goals: Fairmont?Reed 4, Knight 6, Hamilton 2; Terra Alta? Messenger 6, Glover 2, Frceland 3. Gonls from fouls: Fairmont?Hamil-1 ton 5. Terra Alta?Messenger 3. Referee?Wilson. Umipre?Scott. Timer?Falkenstein. Scorer?Mills. . Time of Halves?20 minutes. McGRAW MAY NOT BE SUPERSTITIOUS, BUT? John McGraw was fanning recently and declared himself as not in the least superstitious. "This stufT about Jinxes and all the rest of It doesn't mean anything to me," he said. But then ho remembered something, and modified his statement. ?Til admit," he remarked, "that there was something which happened in a world's series once that I took as a lucky sign, and ti came through, too. It was back in 1905. and we were playing the Phillies. And Coakley wa3 In there pitching. As Mack had been a little slow in selecting him, his name was not put up on the score board until the first inning was un der way. Two men were out when Mike Donlin came up. and he met the first ball Coakley pitched and smashed It on a line into right field. It hit the name Coakley on the scoreboard 'squarely in the mlddlo and knocked it off the fence. Yes, we knocked Coakley out of the box two innings later." SFECIAL COMMISSIONER'S SALE. Pursuant to a decree of the Circuit Court?-"of^Taylor County, West Vin ginla, made and entered on the 5th day of March, 1914. in the chancery cause of Crawford" Thorn against John B. Watson, et al, we will on Tuesday, the 12th day of January, 1915, at the front door of the Court House of Taylor County, West Virginia, at ono o'clock p. m? of that day offer for sale to the highest bidder, the following describ ca real estate: All that certain tract of parcel of real estate situated in Fetterraan District. Taylor County, West Virginia, containing about four hundred and seventy three acres more or less, which was conveyed to tho said John B. Watson by two Beperate conveyances the first of which was by John Hanway's Executor by deed bearing date on the 22nd of May, 1880, and recorded in said County in Deed ttood No. 16, Page 192, and the second by Martha East and others by deed bearing dato on the 22nd day of July, 1SS2, and recorded in said County Deed Book No. 26, Page 143, to which ref erence are made for a more complete description of said land. The coal thereunder has heretofore been sold and will be reserved. Also wo will on Monday, the 11th day of January, 1915, at the front door of the Court House of Marion County, West Virginia, at 10 o'clock a. m., of tbat day offer for sale to the highest bidder the following described real estate: All that certain tract or par ole of re al estate situated in Win* field District, Marion County, West Virginia, containing about one hundred pcres more, or less, and which was in* herlted by the said John B. Watson, and James W. Watson, from their fath er, Wilson aWtson. the said John B. Watson having purchased the Interest of the said James W. Watson, by deed of record in said County to which ref erence is hereby made for a more com plete description of said land; which is underlaid with a valuable vein of coal; first the coal is to be offered for sale, then the surface, and then as a whole coal and surfkee, and sold which ever way brings the largest price. Terms of Sale: One-third cash In hand on day of sale, one-third in one year, and one-third in two years, tak ing from the purchaser Interest bear ing notes with approved security, re taining title-to? said properties until the deferred payments aro fully paid. Given under our hands this 11th day of December, 1914. W. P. SAMPLES HUGHWARDER, Special commissioners. Bond and security has been given in the above -memtioned suit^by the said 8peclal Commissioner, as requir od by the decree entered therein. M. D. ALLENDER, ', \ Clerk. Dec.-18-25-Jan-8 NOTICE OF STOCK. H0LDER8' MEETING. Notice is hereby given that the an nual meeting of the stockholders of the Peoples National Bank of Fair mont, a banking corporation, organ i t FAIRMONT ICE CO. XuufMtaren of pv? ioe. Ofioe tad pint lit wi Both Phones 388. M2 ACCIDEST, HEALTH, PLATE GLASS, 8TEAK BO BUBGLABY, LIABILITY, f ? vvmmamSMt TY BONDS. As Insurance Policy li iij ditional" promise to pay. make the conditions right u aompaaie* always pay, price* are no higher ?*??? y? elsewhere. Why not get the | BUnk OU 111 Ou | South Fens Form; alio j menu ot riSlBa j Leaeee at .We*t < VmS | He*. THE WHlTJB|iCC The Ioe That 8ti Bell Telephone, 64 Consolidated Tell HAT D. HASH: Professional ?? Main at. tied and doing business under the laws ot the United States, will be helj at the banking house of said corpor ation. In the City of Fairmont, Mar "" rtnla. on Toei January. 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