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I SPORTOGRAPHY. T
By "Gravy." f
CENTENARY OF JOHN
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
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
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
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'-.
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
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
?Joe Gans won on a foul^roni
Gus Gardner In 11 roundB at New
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
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
Steadying himself on his feet and
uttering a groan as an introductory,
the skipper entered the cabin.
"Good mornin', Cap'n," saluted the
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
"George," asked the skipper, un
easily, "did anyone see me come
"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
"I should liko to taste it," said the
"I Jest took about half a glassful of
that cider out of curiosity and you
can't imagine how It affected me,
"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,"
"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
"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
"No drunken swine on my schoon
er," snapped the captain.
"Deed I wasn't drunk, Cap'n," urged
Bangs. "I was taken suddingly sick,
"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
"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
"They ought' to run that oilman out
of town," said the- mate, "he'll bo the
death of some one yet with his
Captain Wales looked his chief offi
cer steadily in the faco and said noth
"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.
"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
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.
Villa Puts O.K. on
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
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.
Time of Halves?20 minutes.
McGRAW MAY NOT BE
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
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
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
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.
NOTICE OF STOCK.
Notice is hereby given that the an
nual meeting of the stockholders of
the Peoples National Bank of Fair
mont, a banking corporation, organ
FAIRMONT ICE CO.
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