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TiiE OMAHA SUNDAY lihh: AVitlh 12. 1.008.
FAKE PRIZE RING BATTLES
Nearly, All Noted Tugi Have Taken
Part in Thm.
BTJ1LIVAN AJTD CORBETT SHAKE
Bl Tim a-d Geatlemaa Jim liary
Hatchet, Which Kml Frnd Dat
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When Big Tim Bulllvan and James J.
Corbett wr In.ln.. In .h.k. lionH. or,,!
make up V-a banquet In New York the
other nlghfcVi feud which was the direct
leault of the memorable fake fight between
Corbett and Kid McCoy came to an end.
Incldenta.Hr It revived several Interesting
torlea of fake glove conteati that aerved
to fool the entire sporting world at the
time and also enabled numeroua sharpers
to swindle the gambling fraternity out of
thousands of real American dollars. The
Corbctt-McCoy faka was ao cleverly engi
neered and carried out that It was not until
after the mill was over that the belief be
came general that It was a frame up. The
meu met in the Madison Square Garden
on August 30, 19C0, a few days before the
death of the Horton boxing; law In this
atate, the repealing of which waa wholly
due to the persistency with which boxers
and promoters provided crooked contests
for the gullible public.
Several race track gamblers, Including
Eddie Burke, laid the plans for the mill.
They saw a chance to make a cinch Job of
It by securing the promise of the wily
McCoy to feign a knockout In the fifth
round. Corbett waa a party to all this
conniving, but he did not trust --McCoy.
He also dfd not feel sure that he could beat
the Kid on the level, ao that when the
f ram era of the fake told him that McCoy
had agreed to lie down Corbett declared
with much emphasis that ho would not
enter the ring with the tricky Hoosler un
less the latter first posted a $10,000 bond as
a guaranty that he would not execute a
double cross. Accordingly the bond was
placed by McCoy In the hands of Burke
and articles were quickly signed. The
training stunts of the two men, acknowl
edged to be the most scientific heavy
Weights In the world, created widespread
Interest. In fact, the general excitement
waa ao intense on the night of the much
talked of battle that the Garden waa
packed from ringside to roof with one of
the biggest crowds tnat ever passed into
the famous amphitheater. The gross re
ceipts amounted to nearly $70,000, It was
aid, of which the pugilists got GO per cent.
Bis? Money Ready.
Around the ringside that night were all
of New York's notables ready to bet on
whichever man might be designated by
the wise fraternity. Soon the mysterious
word was passed around that McCoy would
surely Win, that Corbett was out of con
dition ad that the latter actually did not
want'to enter the ring.
"Who wants to bet a thousand on Cor
bett?" "I'll lay S to 6 that Corbett 'Wins!"
I "Where's the McCoy money?"
t These- and other sallies were quickly
made by hustlers who had been sent into
' the arena by the gamblers who were trying
to make McCoy a hoy favorite. That they
succeeded goes without saying, for In a
vIew moments nearly everybody who had
any money wanted to back McCoy. In
cluded In this number was big Tim Sulli
van, always ready to bet and always pla
' clng confidence In his friends. One of
Sullivan's henchmen had been waylaid by
the gamblers, who gave out the sure tip:
"McCoy on the bit!"
8o Big Tim put a fat wad on McCoy,
while others followed suit. Meanwhile the
gamblers were getting buay. Their men
Were soon all over the building eutlng up
' all the McCoy money In sight. In fact,
at the last moment there was so much
Corbett backing on tap that the backers
of McCoy became rattled, but It was then
too lata to hedge.
Excitement It ens High.
The fight began with the great crowd
worked up to a high state of excitement.
Never before had such a wonderful exhi
bition of science been eeen In any prize
ring. Every known tactic in the skillful
boxer's brain was brought Into play, while
the crowd looked on and marveled. But
close observers who sat very near the
ropes noticed that many of the blows were
delivered with open gloves, and that made
them suspicious. Finally after a rapid ex
change of swings, Jolts, Jabs, uppercuts and
body smashes McCoy, in the fifth round,
was seen to waver. He was apparently
groggy, and Corbett, assuming the look of
a demon, rushed in to finish the Job. The
result was what the spectators believed
f was a clean knockout, for McCoy went to
the canvas apparently lifeless. Corbett waa
declared the winner and the gamblers
raked In $40,000 In bets. '
Before the fight waa over the wise men
began to see what had occurred. Pig Tim
waa sitting at an uptown hotel and at an
early hour the next morning when Corbett,
Without a scratch entered.
That was a dirty fake, Corbett," cried
the big Tammany hall man, "and you threw
11 your friends down."
"Nothing of the sort," replied Corbett
hotly; "I won on the level."
"Well, keep away from me In future."
was Sullivan's response. "If you don't want
to get Into trouble." A few days later
Corbett and McCoy had trouble with their
wives, with the outcome that the entire
details of the big fake were made public.
Their Only Fake.
That was not the only fake that these
tar pugilists took part In. There were at
leaat two others In which Corbett cut a
big figure, although the public did not have
the pleasure of seeing one of them the six
round bout with Peter Courtney., a green
truckman, held before the Klnetograph at
Edison's laboratory In East Orange. That
Courtney affair was a huge Inke. It was
th first boxing match ever produced by
motion pictures in this country and It was
Just a frameup of the rawest nature., It
Was Just one year to a day after the vic
tory of Corbett over poor old John I.,
t New Orleans that the new heavyweight
champion took on Courtney. Billy Brady or
somebody else In the Corbett camp dug
tip Courtney In Trenton and promised him
$261 if he would aland up for six rounda of
leva than one minute each before the picture
machine at Edison's. Corbett got ready for
the battle as If he was about to meet Prt
Fltseln.mons. He had half a doMi hand
lers and seemed highly excited, so much
so that ho wanted to wear skin tight gloves
to be able to carry out the contract to
knock the innocent Courtney out In the
sixth round. Courtney, meanwhile, was
filled with whiskey to give him courage
and was actually dragged to the Black
' Maria, by which the building where the mill
waa to take place was called.
That Corhtt-!harker Aalr.
Corbett's never to b forgotten mlxup
with Tom Sharkey at the Ienox Athletic
club in November, lfSW, was one of the
worst blows that the boxing game got In
those days. But In thla rase CrrtHtt got
the double cross from friends of Big Tim
Sullivan. Sharkey waa under the manage
ment of Tom O'Rourke then and was grad
ually fighting his way up to the top of the
heavyweight class. The burly sailor In a
four-round draw with Corbett two year
before In California mad Gentleman Jim
taks to tha defensive ao that when the
battle ended Corbett had a whole lot of
respect for his antagonist. That was the
reason why Br .rkey ner ceased chal
lenging Corbett thereafter. Corbett, how
ever. Ignored Sharkey, but took on Flts
Flminons, who won the world's champion
ship from the man with the pompadour
at Carson City.
Corbett did not can- much for fighting
after that dismal setback for him, so he
did not enter the ring again for a year
and a half, when he took on Sha.key. But
It was only after much persuasion on the
part of O'Kourke that Corbett agreed to
fight at all. Corbett said he was not phy
slcally fit and needed at cast aix weeks
In which to train. The mill was scheduled
to be held In Juiit half that time. So Cor
bett balked, even when a $21,(03 purse was
"Tell you what I'll do," finally suggested
Corbett, "It you can get Devery to stop the
mill in the sixth round, I'll fight. I think
I can keep going about that length of
O'Hoarke Bites Qalckly.
"It's a bet!" said O'Rourke, who came
back In a few days with the Information
that Devery, then the "best chief of police
New York ever had." would be on the Job.
Corbett, therefore, did some light training,
while Sharkey worked like a Trojan. When
It came tinii to fight Honest John Kelly
was the referee. The word was passed
around by O'Rourke that Sharkey would
beat Corbett's head off and thul he was
worth a big bet. Big Tim, unaware of the
trick that O'Rourke had framed up In
order to get Corbett to box, put down a
spanking wager on Sharkey. So did every
body else. The fight was no sooner under
way than Sharkey proceeded to show Cor
bett up by means of terrific slugging and
Corbett, always t,uick on his feet, stalled
until the sixth round began. . Then he
never took his eyes off Deverj. who sat
In a box In full uniform, a picture of con
tentnient. The sixth round ended, b.i
Devery did not make a move. Corbett
was as white as chalk in his corner as he
waited for the next gong. Maybe Devery
had forgotten him! But Big Bill never
turned a hair when, as the seventh round
started, Corbett hustled around to that
side of the ring and while In a clinch
looked Inquiringly over Sharkey's shoulder
at the chief of police.
Sharkey was fighting Ilka a wildcat then.
His blows were terrific. Corbett caught
one on the side of his head and received
another pile driver In the stomach. It
looked all over when the- eighth round
ended, for Corbett had been knocked flat
By this time Corbett concluded that he
had been either duped or that Devery bad
forgotten. It was up to him, therefore, to
stop the fight himself In a, way that would
let him out with a whole skin. In his cor
ner was Con McVey, a trusty follower
who was told that unless some radical
move was made Sharkey would score a
clean knockout In the ninth round.
McVey Turns the Trick.
"Leave it to nic!" whispered McVey as
the gong called the men to the scratch
Sharkey quickly knocked Corbett's head
back with a fearful smash on the mouti
and then almost doubled him up with a
destructive uppercut In the wind, in a
Jiffy McVey, violating the rules, Jumped
through the ropes. There was a small-
sized riot in a few seconds and the peace-
ful Devery got busy. Corbett, apparently
In a . rage, tried to punch McVey in the
face. McVey punched back, which was all
very theatrical. But the cops were soon
clearing the ring so that the referee's de
cision could be heard. Of course, every
body knew that Sharkey had won on a
foul. But nobody was prepared for tho
startling announcement from Honest John
"Sharkey wins on a foul! All bets are
The declaring off of bets caused another
near riot. Under the rules Kelly had no
right to make this decision and Instantly
it was 'rumored that there was a motive.
' "The referee bet a bunch on Corbett!"
said several of O'Rourke's friends who
had backed Sharkey for a large amount.
"Fake! Robbery! Skin!" roared the spec
tators as they filed out of the building,
condemning Corbett, McVey, Kelly and
everybody connected with the affair. There
was so much scandal as a sequence that
Big Tom Sullivan, who waa a stockholder
In tho Lenox Athletic club, held a formal
Investigation of the charges that the fight
was a fake, hut the conclusion was q'lickly
reached that there was nothing wrong.
Corbett did not tell about tho Devery trick
until long afterward.
Tom Always Had Had Rep.
Bharkey, before he tame taut, bore a
pretty hard reputation for participation
In queer fights in California. He was then
under the management of Danny Lynch,
a man who waa known all over the coun
try as a sure-thing gambler and who wai
for u time ruled off tho western race
tracks. It was Lyncji who aw a chance
to clean up a fortune by framing up a J ib
by which Sharkey could get a verdict over
Robert Fitzslmmnns. A match was made
and Sharkey and Fits met In 'Frlso on
December 2, 1W. Wyatt Karp, a gun
fighter and all around bad man, was se
lected to referee. Fitzslminons, then i.i
his prime, was a big favorite In the bet
ting, but befcre the mill heganthere was
plenty of Sharkey money waperXl at the
ringside. For seven rounds Sharkey was
beaten at all angles. Fits out-boxed, out
slugged and out-generalled him. It seemed
a sure thing that the sailor would bo
stopped. But in the eighth round, when
Fitxsimmnns was going at top speed.
Sharkey suddenly fell to the floor, placing
both hands over his groin.
"Foul! Foul!" yelled Danny Lynch, who
was in Sharkey's corner. FltEsimmon.i
protested that he did not deliver a blow
below the belt, but Wyatt F.nrp. with a
small cannon In his hip pocket, said:
"Sharkey wins on a foul!"
Karp quickly disappeared while rtfe crowd
was In an uproar. Sharkey waa taken to a
hotel and was subjected to an examination.
Some doctors said that he had been fouled.
Others denied this vehemently. So did Fitz
Immoim declared that the whole affair
was a bit oi crooked Jobtlery In which
Lynch and other gamblers fleeced the pub
lic. The pullc showed much sympathy for
Fitzsimmons, while Sharkey was roundly
censured, although he waa inclined to plaee
all the blame on Lynch. Incidentally It may
be said that Wyatt Earp, the canrmn man
has never reftreed a fight of any account
Victor a Veteran at It,
Kid McCoy though a sterling pugilist,
has probably taken part In more frameup"
than even Joe Gans and Philadelphia Jack
O'Brien, self confessed faker. McCoy
has a ring record as long as one's arm.
which includes decisive victories over a lot
of unknown pugilists. But these mills took
place In small towns where McCoy had his
opponents "planted" weeks In advance of
hla appearance. The fame played by Mc
Coy was Just this: He sent a couple of
sparring partners ahead of him on the road
at least a week or ten days earlier. These
men worked up Interest In boxing in the
little towns by posting forfeits with the
village newspapers and then fighting for
supremacy at the opera house. The winner
of this fake would remain In town and issue
challenge to the world. Along would
come McCoy In about a week and a match
was made. Result McCoy won In a punch
and the fight wia added to hia record. Mc
Coy deliberately "laid down" In Chicago
several years ago and pretended that he
had been accidentally knocked out by Jim
MeCormlck, a mixed ale fighter. Of course
snother match had to be msde, and gullllble
New Yorkers were asked to stand for It
at the Broadway Athletic club In September,
1899. Tho result was Inevitable, for after
a raw lot of faking for seven rounds McCoy
put the fourth rater away with one good
wallop. And don't forget that McCoy got
Fitzsimmons. In spite of a career that
commanded the respect of sporting men
all over the world, took part in two fake
fights during his career. He admitted
that he threw a fight to Jim Hail In Aus
tralia in 1SX. He received Xt for "lying
down" in the fourth round. But after
ward at New Orleans he knocked daylight
out of Hall In the same number of round-.
That mill caused a great deal of talk be
cause Charley Mitchell, who handled Hall,
had brought over the rich Squire Ablngton,
who bet a fortune on the beaten fighter
and then suddenly died at a Crescent City
hotel. Fits did no more training until he
met Philadelphia Jack O'Brien In 'Frisco
In IKS, when Bob, for a consideration, con
fessed by O'Brien, refused to continue
after thirteen rounds, declaring that he
was all In. It Is said the gamblers In Call
fort. la cleaned up handsomely on O'Brien,
who also won a big be I on himself and a
reputation, while Fits got the bulk of the
One of the most barefaced fakes was the
frameup hetwren Peter Maher and Mike
Morrlssey, pulled off at Lenox Athletic
club. In ). This was a cold-hloodod plot
to defraud the supporters of boxing In
New York and It succeeded jiandsomely from
a pecuniary standpoint, but as far as the
fight Itself was concerned It was a hug
farce and one of the laet straws that broke
the back oPtho boxing game In the state
of New York. Morrlssey was a keeper of
an Insane asylum on the outskirts of
Brooklyn. He was a big. husky fellow,
who naturally was able to take care of
the violent patients that were placed In his
care. Somebody visited tho asylum one
day and, looking Morrlssey over, was
struck with the Idea that he would make
a fighter. When a proposition was made
to Mike to leave the asylum and become
a new "champion of Ireland" ho readily
consented, as visions of a fortune wero
made to appear before him. In a few days
Morrlssey was taken over' to Boston on
the quiet by Eugene CumlsUey. a well
known snorting man, and in tho course
of a week or so camo a scare-head story
from the Hub which read this way:
"Mike Morrissey, champion heavyweight
puglist of Ireland, has Just arrived here
and has Issued a challenge to fight any
man In the world, Peter Maher preferred
Morrlssey is bIx feet tall, weighs &X pounds
etrii.urt and Is a nhvaical marvel. He is
a terrific hitter and has won all of his
fights by the knockout route. Experts who
have seen Morrlssey put up,- his hands say
that he Is wonderfully tever and will
make. Jeffries, Fitzsimmons, Sharkey, Cor
bett and the others hustle. But he wants
to beat Peter Maher first, Just to show his
countrymen that Maher Is a counterfeit
champion of the Emeruld isle."
The yellow newspapers played this yarn
up with a flourish of trumpets, and when
Morrissey arrived in this city a few days
later his photograph was published In fight
ing togs. He stripped well and looked like
a fighter, so that the deception was a pei
fect success. There was such a rumpus
made over Morrlssey that he was followed
about town by a crowd of open mouthed
persons who believed that he was a world
beater. The climax was reached when he
was taken to a Bowery clothing store,
where he was togged out to the extent of
a $10 suit, 2 silk hat and a pair of 50-ccnt
kid gloves. Then he was lugged up to the
Lenox Athletic club to be Introduced to the
crowd that had gathered to see a batttlo
between two lesser lights. A Morrlssey
Btood ready to crawl through the ropes
following an Introduction, his mentor, Cu
minskey, said to him:
. Ireland's Invincible.
"Don't open your mouth. Don't say a
word. Just bow to the crowd."
fj,.ni" roared Charley Harvey, the
master of ceremonies, "I tuke great pleas
ure In introducing to your notice this even
ing Ireland's Invincible heavyweight cham
pion. Mr. Miko Morrlsey, who has beaten
all comers on tho other side and Is ready to
make a match with Peter Maher, then any
body In the world."
Morrissey received an ovation as, silk
hat In hand, he bowed to the spectators on
all sides of him and then left tho ring In
an awkward manner.
lie iooks like a good one," said many
who thought they knew a fighter when they
saw one. The next day a forfeit was
posted by Morrissey's manager and a chal
lenge was Issued to Maher to fight for the
title of champion hcavwwclght of Ireland
The fight was quickly made and the Lenox
Athletic 'lull selected for the battle
ground. Ii'iahmt n were ao excited over the
proposed mill that ihore were scraps and
arguments a'l over t"n as to the respec
tive merits of the tw '. J.ien. Morrissey went
to a secluded spot hi Long Island to train.
He hud never had on boxing gloves before
In his life and knw absolutely nothing
about the science of hit, stop and get away.
So green wa-i he that Kid Broad, then a
crack featherweight, who was engaged us
Morrissey's Instructor, gave the big faker
a fearful lickir.f one afternoon, Morrlssey
declaring then and there that ho wanted to
quit. But lie was soon placated and assured
that ha would get probably $3,000, win or
lose with Maher: he decided to stick it out.
Intense excitement prevailed the night
of the fight. The Lenox Athletic club was
packed with a $7.&i0 house when the pre
liminary bouts were put on. Morrlssey had
been boomed so that hundreds of Irishmen
In the building had brought their savings
with them readily offfered 2 to 1 against
Maher. It was like tteahng money to take
these wagers, cut just Uie same half a
dozen sharks hustled about taking all the
Morrlssey money In sight. Still the Irish
men present remained loyal to Morrlssey
and declared that Maher would be knocked
out In Jig time. Mnher had read and heard
so much about Morrlssey that he began to
have cold feet as the time drew near to
enter the ring.
Maher talis for Pint.
"Gimme a pint o" whiskey!" growled
Maher as he drew 6n hla fighting shoes and
buckled his belt In the dressing room. The
request wax readily granted and Maher
swigged I he liquor dow n In order to bolster
up his flagging spirits. He wanted courage,
and he got it in a few moments. Then
Peter stalked out into the big arena and
climbed into the ring. His reception was
lukewarm, aitd Maher frowned as he looked
around for Morrlssey. But Morrlssey Just
at that time was causing his managers
much anxiety. He was so nearly frightened
to death that it seemed for a moment as if
he would drop through the floor of his
dressing room. But wMskey, threats and all
sorts of financial promises finally Induced
him to start for the ring. The moment
Morrissey appeared there was a wild scene.
There were lO.OuO men In the building and
more than half of them were Sons of Erin.
Hats were thrown in the air and hoarse
cheers went up from thousands of throats.
Hundreds crowded about Morrlssey and
tried to shake him by the hand. He was
surounded by a crazy mob when the police
Jumped in and cleared a way to the ling.
As Mortssey climbed through the ropes so
awkwardly that ring veterana began to
smell a rat, Maher turned pale and called
for the black bottle.
'Three cheers for Morriasey, the cham
pion of them all!" shrieked a lunatic In the
top balcony, and t Immediately there was
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another wild scene. By that time probably
tlO.ouO had been wagered on Morrissey at
2 to 1, wua Irishmen tumbling over one
another in a frantic iiuempt to place more
coin at the eanm odds. Nobody seemed to
give Malier a thought except a few wise
gamblers and his seconds. Just before the
men were ready to begin Tom O'Rourke,
the manager of the club, told a few friends
that ho believed the fight was a fake,
but that he had nothing whatever to do
with It. It was too late however, to Inform
harley While Referee.
Charley White was the referee and he
aoon cslled the men to the center of the
ring to receive Instructions. Both wers
so nervous that their knees knocked to
gether. Then came the clanging of the big
gong and the men got down to buatneus.
Morrissey's awkward attitude Immediately
caused shouts of laughter. He did not know
how to put up his hands and stood stock
stilt and flatfooted in the middle of the
ring, looking at Maher in an enquiring sort
of way. Maher waa clearly pussled for a
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he aalled in and landed a heavy alap with
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"Get up and fight," commanded Referee
White, while the crowd was in an uproar.
"D'yei want me ter bo ktlf lntlrely?
asked Morrlssey. "I'll not get up until that
big spalpeen is dragged away from here!"
"Get up, you big dub!" yelled White,
"or I'll count you out!" '
"Count away, be gob!" replied Mike, who
had assumed a sitting position. "I'll not get
8) White counted him out,' the alleged
fight having lasted Just sixteen seconds by
"Fake! Robbery! Skin! Steal! cried thou
sands of spectators who, realised that they
bad been fooled.
"Lynch, the quitter!" howled tha deluded
Irishmen that bad lost their money on the
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Then ha waa escorted out of harm's way.
When, an hour later, Morrlssey went after
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and then kicked him out into the street.
Morrlssey vanished Instantly and has never
been heard of since.
Jo Walrott ssl Wast.
Tha mlxup between Joe Walcott and
Tommy West in the Garden on August 27,
19)0. has always been called a steal. The
educated money.' was placed on West,
Walcott ruling al to 1 favorite. The Garden
was packed and from the moment tha
battle began Walcott aeemed the master.
Ha battered West all over tha ring round
after round, until Tommy was cut Into
ribbons and was reclining on tha ropes,
almost out, when he tenth round ended.
Those who had been told to bet on West
believed up to this point they had been
doublecrossed, but In the eleventh round
things quickly changed their minds. When
tha bell rang Walcott refused to leave hla
"What's tha matter," asked Tom
O'Rourke. Ms chief handler.
"I'ae broke ma arm, Mlatah Tom!" walled
tha Giant Killer, assuming a look of pain.
" 'Deed I hss, sir! It ain't no usa ' ma
tryln' to go on, fer ma arm's busted In two
Although Walcott with hla other hand
.Save for it
y. Provide for them
CERTIFICATE OF PUBLICATION.
State of Nebraska. Office of Auditor of
Public Accounts, IJncoln, February 1, 1908.
It Is hereby certified that the Union Cen
tral Life Insurance company of Ctnclnnst!,
In the state of Ohio, has compiled with the
Insurance law of this state, applicable to
such companies, and is therefore authorised
to continue the business of life Insurance
In this state for the current year ending
January 31, 1909.
Summary of report filed for the year
ending December 31, 190T:
Premiums $ ,4t,66S.9T
All other sources.... 3,462.067.06
Paid policy holders. J 4.663,213.43
All other payments.. 2.010,204.41
Firrt mortgage farm loans. In
thirty-four states, vbilk ac
crued Interest $52,134,120.44
Loans and premium notes on
company's policies 9,610,781.73
Real Estate Home
office property $384,397.36
Ijind foreclosed, 12
pieces 4.36.5- 44ft.1W.00
Cash on hand and In bank 147,831.94
United States bonds.. 10,637.64
Net reserve (fjO.OU.KM.OO .
Not policy claims.. 2UN.968.00 1
All other liabilities.. ,498,O41.9O-46,731,833.0
Capital stock paid
Surplus beyond cap
itnl stork and
other liabilities.... 2,410,(19.70 2,610. m 70
Witness my hand and the seal of, tho
auditor of public accounts the day and
yasr first above written.
(Seal.) B. M. 8EARLE, JR..
Auditor of Public Accounts,
JOHN L. PIERCE. Deputy.
The inortg-aice loan investments of tlis
Union 'entral in Nebraska amount to
$6,952.232.t4, more than the company holds
In any other state. Its Insurance In force
in this state amounts te about $3.000.floi.
The company suffered no reduction la sur
plus last year, because It held no flnctua
tlnir securities subject to market values.
The Union Central has for years earned
the highest rate of Interest on its Invest
ment, and Its dividends paid to policy hold
era annually In reduction of premiums are
therefore enabling this company to furnish
insurance at the very lowest net cost.
We have a few good saencles open for
capable men. Our new 1 policy contract
Is a model. We Invite correspondence
J. M. KDMTSTON A SONS.
General A rents, Richards Block, Lincoln,
D. C. SCOTT. D.V.SJ
(SoccMsor to Dr. & IV RtnsaoclottL)
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Offto ui Kocpltal, MM Kucra
Call Promptly Answered at All Hoars.
probably could have beaten the tottering
West to the floor then and there he refused
to continue, and the referee had to glva tha
decision to West. The crowd lost no tlma
In denouncing everybody connected with
this raw looking affair, which was an
other nail in tha boxing game's coffin.
Walcott also threw a light to Kid Lavlgna
in Frisco in twelve rounds in 1897.
Joe Gana, tha present lightweight chain,
plon of the world, has taken part In numer
ous fakea, all whlla under the management
of Al Herford, a Baltimore gambler. He
"laid down" before Terry McOovern in the
second round of a bout held at Chicago In
December, 1900, but wnether McOovern was
a party to tha frameup la not known.
When ha won on a foul in the fifth round
of his mill with James Edward Britt In
Frisco In 1904 It waa the prevailing opinion
at tha ringside that It waa a fake pure and
What would happen If the Lord were'
to follow all the adrlca that is handed
to Him in prayers?
By using tha various departments of Tha
Bes Want Ad Pages yau get quick returns
at a small expense.