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WILLARD WORLD'S CHAMPION
HAVANA, Culm, April S.—-.less
Willard, the 247-pound Kansun
boxer, is champion of the world.
In the 26th round of his battle
with Jack Johnson, negro fighter,
before an audience of 10,000
crar.tly enthusiastic fans, the
white man this afternoon scored
a knockout and wrested from
Johnson the title that he has held
(iu«-- SHI ItoundN.
It was a spirited battle. It was
Mie first time that Johnson had
e\er fought more than 20 rounds.
The negro champion lost heavily :
ln the first 13 rounds. Theu he
got second wiud and began to
pummel the white man. After j
a short spurt, Johnson began to
weaken. Willard's powerful frame
aad splendid physique kept him 1
fighting like a machine. Gradu-|
ally Johnson realized that the j
end was near. He tried his liest:
to knock out the Kansan. With,
every blow he lost strength, ln
the 26th round, after a period of,
vicious fighting, Willard shot,
over an apparent that laid Jolin
itm on the floor.
The crowd went mad. Money .
was tossed into the ring. Willard I
was lifted on the shoulders of.
fans, and carried in triumph from
Again tbe world's heavyweight
championship rests ou the shoul
ders of a white man.
A cloudy, overhanging sky
caused the big battle to be post
poned more than an hour
With the officials all present,
and a crowd of 10,000 persons
wailing for the big event, suplc
ion grew rife this morning be
cause neither Johnson or Willard
had put In an appearance. At
12:30 the weather began to clear.
Johnson, sleek and smiling, en
tered the ring at 1:07. He bowed
to the audience, grinned, tooq a
casual glance about the big arena ,
At 1:16 Willard entered the .
ring. Ills powerful frame stood
jtiit In tremendous contrast to the i
seconds and officials who gath- ,
sred about him. The big Kansan
appeared slightly worried, but
forced a smile as the crowd
cheered and applauded him. Wil
lard received a tremendous ova
Johnson tipped the beam at
225 pounds when he entered the
ring. Willar weighed 24 7. Both
an then sat down,
men had not tasted liquid food
since yesterday, ln their effort to
reduce their weight, but the. ef- .
fort had been of no avail. John- i
son weighed 225 during the last
three days of his training.
At exactly 1:32 p. m. the big
The fight by rounds Is de
scribed on the sport page.
BERLIN, April s.—More than
30,000 Anglo-French troops have
landed on Lemons island for op
erations against the Dardanelles
in support of the bombarding
fleet, according to Athens dis
The Tacoma Times
I 300 A
JESS WILLARD, NEW WORLD'S CHAMPION
Relates How He Kissed Another
. Man's Wife by Mistake
Is there anyone in Tacoma who
never has been embarrassed to
the extent that lte wished he
could drop through the floor?
Anyone who never has had an ex
perience that took every bit of
starch out of him, and left him
only with the painful realization
of what an abysmal dupe he was?
Maybe so, but you wouldn't
think so from the number of let
ters written us, with confessions
from Tacomans as to their most
So much Interest has been
taken that we think this depart
ment, written by our readers, will
furnish fun for some time. When
it's all over, the person who has
been most cuttingly and cruelly
embarrassed will be given a con
solation prize of $2.
Here's one of the best letters
Editor The Times: Talk of
embarrassing positions !
When the sailor hat was in
style, I was st a summer re
sort with my sister. I was
keeping compuny at the
time with a young lady I
had met at the resort. One
day I left His sitting on a
veranda bench, reading, and
went to look up my sweet
Finding her aad retarn-
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ing, I remarked to my com
panion: "Why, there is Sis,
Her hat wart tipped l>a< k
so that we could not even see
her neck. We sneaked up,
intending to surprise her. I
made a grab, patting both
my hands under her chin,
bringing her head back and
smarliing her on the lips.
She screamed, and it
wasn't sister at all! Worse
still, she was married, and
her husband had seen it all.
I had to get His to help
me explain, so always look
before you leap, has been my
motto ever since. R. H.
For Ship Frye
WABHINGTON, D. C. April 5.
—Officials today seemed unani
mous ln tbe belief that the Ger
man cruiser Eitel Frederich would
Intern at Newport News.
A claim for $228,059 will be
made against Germany for the
sinking of the American ship Win.
P. Frye by the Frederich.
WHEN A MAN'S MARRIED
THE ONLY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER IN TACOMA.
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WASHINGTON', D. C., April IT
—Prominent railroad presidents
are beginning to foresee the day
of government ownership of rail
Daniel Willard, president of
the It. A ()., ln an address before
Dartmouth college students,
spoke of the possible fnilure of
p. ivate ownership of railroads,
owing, as be said, "to tbe un
willingness of the public to in
vest further in railroad securi
This unwillingness was traced
by President Willard to federal
regulation. Willard's plea was for
tbe good old fashioned days of
secret rebates, discriminatory
| rates and overnight issues Of
storks to be unloaded on a credu
lous investing public. These were
'not exactly Mr. Willard's words,
but this was his theme.
Regulation has not been very
! strenuous lately. Koll'iwlng the
! ,"i per cent increase allowed by
I the interstate commerce commis
sion to the eastern roads (whicn,
1 by the way, has not brought that
; momentary return of national
i prosperity predicted by the
roads) Hie western lines are
clamoring for their share in the
i The eastern roads are crying
for the repeal of tbe full-crew
I..wn. and all of them are main
taining a lobby for increased rail
way mail pay.
Then, on tne side, the express
companies are preparing to show
the interstate commerce commis
sion why they should be permit
ted to raise rates again, because
of their extreme poverty. The
commission bag granted them a
Thus tbe day of government
ownership of railways is being
hastened by the railways them
selves, who are proving regula
tion to be ineffective to benefit
tiie shipper and the consumer
and effective only in guarantee
ing profits for the roads.
NEW YORRK, April 5.— W. 8.
Cousins, editor of the American
Hanker. Is out with the unquali
fied prediction that the Euro
pean war soon will be over
"lt Is how an easy matter,"
says he, "to figure out that to
continue the war upon the gigan
tic basis upon which it baa been
conducted for the past seven
months, involving an expenditure
of $15,000,000 a day. Is an eeo~.
j nomlc impossibility, \nd therefore;
the final day of reckoning can
i not be far removed." .
"I LIKE MY MOTHER'S FACE
t BEST OF ALL," ASSERTS GIRL
WHO HAS NEVER SEEN BEFORE
(Xivola (.rerley-Hmitli urnl to
>lni Meli.aii, Mass., exprosM) to
Hike Maud Lincoln, who bum been
blind tor 'M yeans, to Boston lo
show her the worlii outside her
little t.iwn, end tt> record ber Im
pressions. Here with In the girl's
own story of the wonder nip.—
HY M.Hil KMKHSON IINU'OLX.
HARBLEHEAD, Mass., April 5.
—I like my mother's face best
Ii la the most beautiful thing
I luive seen in this beaiittrul
world. 1 have been seeing tbe
■world only two weeks, but I
know there is nothing morn love
ly in it than Mrs. Edith O. Lin
coln, my mother.
I have seen a baby antl a dal
The daffodil was lieaiitl
ful, but the baby was so
warm and sweet I love her
Miss Greeley-Smith took me to
Boston and we had lunch In a big
ho|el and we went through the
bis shops and saw all tbe t-.'.ah
lonaide Indies ia Beacon street.
Antl we saw the frescoß in the
ptwilic library—she says they are
amoiiK the most beautiful paint
ings in the world and that a great
Frenchman came ail the way
from Paris just to paint them.
Baby Best of AH
And to see all these things was
thrilling. But none of them
could compare to my mind with
that little pink and white, cuddly
baby girl that lives just .round
the I'orner from us ln Marble
1 don't want you to think
from that that 1 am one of those
girls just crazy about getting
I do not tTilnk a fashiona
bly- dressed woman in beau
tiful. Her clothed are too
tight and there are not
enough of them. I like wo
men though. I think their
. faces are so much more beau
tlful than men's faces.
When I saw my . lit titer's
face, and partlrnlarly his
mustache I laughed and
laughed. I really think a
muslin lie is the funniest
thing I have seen. I think
men's clothes ere funny. The
stiff fences they put around
their links, tho»» terrible
tight derby hats and the two
! stovepipes they wear instead
I of skirts are so queer aad
look so uncomfortable.
I Miss Oreeley-Smlth says I must
Si judge women's clothes by
hat I saw in Boston. She said
it I want to see beauty in
e.lothes I must go to where she
ljves- in New York dty.
Tries To Count Btars
j But I am not sure I-want to go
to New York city, because ln my
borne in Marblehead I can see the
things that I love best—nice lit)
Qe cuddly babies and beautiful.
Waving daffodils. And red roses'
In Boston the loveliest things l|
saw were In the windows of the
flower shops. But It seems just
g little hard to me that such love
ly things as flowers should be
ibOught and sold. Why can't they
Mm given away Ilk* tbe best things
j|| all—love aad light and tbe
Maud Lincoln seeing her own fare for the first time In her life.
"TELL THEM GOD DID IT—NOT OPER
ATION," SAYS DLIND GIRL
BY NIXOI.A GRRKI.EV-HMITH.
MARBEEHEAD, Mass., April I.—Maud Lincoln has been
blind from birth. Suddenly one afternoon ln March as she was
putting away a dish in her mother's china closet "something
snapped" in her right eye and her world of blackness became a
world full of cups and saucers, plates and glasses.
"I turned and saw a short, plump woman with sweet eyes
staring at me. Something told me that she was my mother and
because 1 was SEEING at last the face I had dreamed of ever since
1 was a little baby—my own dear mother's face.
"I was afraid of the miracle that 'had happened to me. I had
prayed for it every night for years. I had gone to Sunday school
every Sunday hoping that the next week I would be able to see my
schoolmates. Often when I sat at the organ here at borne I
played my favorite hymns and I would think:
"Before I finish this hymn the Lord will let me SEE.
The young girl who had been blind turned from tbe organ
and leaning forward said to me anxiously:
"Be sure you say 1 got my sight in answer to prayer. I
have had no medicine. No operations. God did it all."
How can anybody be unhappy
who has the blue sky to look at?
I never get tired of looking at it.
1 like It better than the night
sky. That is too much like the
blackness ln which I lived for 20
years (nearly 21 years, for I
shall be 21 on April 22, and I
know God gave me my sight for a
One night I stood on our
hack porch with mother and
saw my first star, so bright,
so lonesome, so far away!
And then more stars came
out to keep that little lonely
star company, and suddenly
mother began to laugh, be
cause she saw that I was try
ing to count them!
I must not forget that the first
thing 1 saw after my mother's
face was also one of the most
beautiful things. After mother
bad persuaded me to take my face
out of tbe sofa pillow, where I
hid because I was so,afraid of the
miracle that had come to me I
ran to the window of our hous*
and looking out I saw the Ameri
can flsg floating from tbe flag
pole of our city hall.
"Mother!" I cried. *Look!
Look! Isn't that lovely?
What Is U? And then before
she had ssid a word I
"Don't tell me," I said.
"Tills Is it." And I ran to
the organ and began to play
by ear a piece l had heard
once. — "The Stars and
Stripes Forerer." |
Tacoma: Fair tonight and Tues
State: Same, except showers in
The fight In the First Baptist
church went merrily forward to
day when Brother Albert Toser,
of the board of deacons, referred
to Brother* Eugene Sanderson
and C. 0. I'age aud their allies aa
a lot of ciphers who are belter
out of the church than ia it."
Along with this demonstration
of brotherly love. Deacon Caven
dsr made the statement that the
Mends of Dr. Sutton who are
liluunlug a fight of vindication
lor In in were a lot of men who
had their offices on the itreet
loriier. and whose responsibility,
could iiui he taken seriously.
• "Don't believe all they tell
you." Deacon Cavender admon
ished"" a reporter for The Times',
and this bit of advice was con*
uurred in also by Deacon Tozer. •
oilier Side Active
"I've been a member of tbe
church for 15 years," said Broth
er 'lii -er, "and these men who are
stirring up the fuss never hsve
contributed to It."
Asked whether he meant that
they had not contributed large
sums of money, as he, a man with
a competence, had been able to
do, he said: "Neither financially;
nor any other way."
Meanwhile, C. C. Page and Ru
gene Sanderson, who have busied
themselves with the fight of Dr.
Sutton from the first, continued
their plan of lining up sufficient
strength to force a vindication of
Dr. Sutton Thursday night, .or
else walking out of the church in
a body. ,
Row Brewing for Thursday
Sanderson and Page said they
had many names signed who
would either demand that Dr. Sut
ton be returned to bis pastorate
here, and the Rev. Sylvester Mc-
Alpin censured, or they would
form a new church aad call Dr«
When told of this, Deacon
Cavender said: "Tbe more the
merrier. The more churches we
have, of course, the better the
cause of Christianity."
He said none of the deacons
would resign and that if a fight
were started on them Thursday;
evening, they would be present,
so to speak, with bells.
Yesterday's Easter services)
passed as usual.
Time's are hard in this county
and taxes are high, and County
Commissioners Reed and Slayden
said today they believed that not
more than 50 per cent of the resi
dents would be able ta pay theft*
taxes. The proportion uncollect
ed may reach 33 per cent, tarts,
Some of tbe most beautiful
pictures ever shown of Mt. Taco-.
ma were displayed at tbe Apollo
theater this morning before mem-<
bers of the Commercial club.
They were taken by Arthur and]
Burton Cook last summer.
These two boys wish the cluta
to purchase them for advertising
purposes at the San Francisco
later said bs had eaaOt
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