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THE BEE: OMAIIA. SATURDAY. MAY 20. 1000
K4 ODR FIGHTING AMERICAN TARS Ifftty Produces Many Very Proficient Glove Wieldert. . 6HASKEY WAS BEST OP ALL IttasT ritri Have Been Held for Tnra n ,liri flam Warship ad Once Jimmy R on Also Wok Eaglwh Title. rfirejRiiesih off sill Ptarno SsJlesl a T "Th Yankee sailors are noted nil over tha.wnrlil for their game fighting qual- . Hr Itld tlm old New Tork sporting man to Me friends the other night during a j fanning "be about Incident of the pr'za rinaj. "I remember mriy bark forty-two , year a (to Nn I shipped aboard the fnlteil ' fHatea Steamship Pawnee in a boatswain and tailed for South America. "I Wanted to st-e the world and I cer tainly did tee It too with a groat deal of j satisfaction from the dck of a raan-o'-; war. - Whvn we got to Montevideo In Ben- temfear. , 1M7, we had the. United States Steamship Oueriiere with u. On board J ;both Vessel there waa a bunch of lads ; willing and anxious for a llttkt aport. Finally Jack Mitchell and Billy Turner. . two arurdy young tars, agreed to fight It ,t out under tha old Iondon rrtee ring rules. t They both belonged to tha Pawnee and put .up a siaaning Die 01 xwemy-iwo rminns, each taking severe, punishment for mora ' than an hour, when we derided that they j , had gona far enough and the fight win called a draw. "Tha next month we had a couple more ' hard mtlla. the firat being between Pete Keel end and Joe McAvoy of the Pawnee. They fought at Rio and McAvoy hnd enough In five round, lasting Juat fourteen mlnutea. In the aame ring John OTonnell. j alia Blunt, met Jimmy Roan, the champion ' of- the navy at that time. After a good battle for nine rounda Roaa waa declared I i the winner and- proceeded to Issue a chat- J lenge to any man-o-wara man In the world. ' Reee Had Wallop. j "Rosa waa only a middleweight, but he had a terrible wallop and waa alao aa ' gam aa a pebble. One evening a lot of the boys went eehort at Rio for a lark. They ran ap against a crowd of greaaera who were very .Insulting and swore that they could clean up the Yankees with ease. ' Triers' were five greasers who were par ticularly offensive In their tirade against I'ncle 8am. After some hot challenges Hose stepped forward and declared he would fight each of the five greaaera, one at a time, with ten mlnutea rest between battlea. They, laughed at the offer at first, but finally agreed to have one fight and .selected ,the biggest greaser as Ross' op ponent. The men stripped quietly, and the Rio gang thought they had a cinch. It waa a gu-as-yau.-plae.sa scrap, a regular rough and tumble affair. The big greaser made a desperate grab at Ross' throat, but tthe sailor ducked and responded with an upper cut that put his antagonist on the floor. In a second Roaa was on top of the greaser, butting hia face into a pulp. The Rio gang was amazed at Ross' qulrkness and tha fierce punishment he handed out and soon agreed to buy drinks for the crowd In order to save their man from further harm. Roaa' three-minute victory settled the whole shooting match, and after that the Yankee tare commanded much mora respect In Rio. Retford-Taylor Battle. i( "In the early part of im Harry Betford 1 of the Pawnee and Mike Traynor of New " 'York met In the ring at Montevideo and fought one of the hardest battle I ever saw. It lasted for thirty-seven rounda, one hour and tenminutes, Traynor winning . after receiving a terrible punching. On the big dock. at Rio not long after I aaw the fiercest tough and tumble battle of my life between Tom McGrath and Barney Kartell of tha Ouerileie. After a terrible struggle which lasted more than two hours the men fell from exhaustion and the mill waa de clared a draw. Thsy were so fearfully punished that they were kept In a hospital for nearly a month. Fan-ell, by the way. aald ha was a cousin of the noted Joe Cobura, then tha heavyweight champion of America, "Shortly after this scrap Joe Oarron and Pan Demcaey fought In a coal- bunker aboard tha Ouerrlere. Pwmpaey won by closing both of Oarron't eyea In the four teenth round, the battle Isating one hour and nineteen mlnutea After this affair the Pawnee and the Ouerriere were ordered homo and the United States Bteamphlp Ijanoastar was sent to Rio In 187a Big Bill Davis, an Englishman, was one of the Lan caster arew and ha challenged any man In tha fleet to a combat Mike Landy ac cepted and the battle took place aboard the cruiser. It took twelve rounds for game Mike to put a stop to Big Bill. "At this time Big Ted Drtscoll waa aboard tha Unite State steamship Cali fornia In tha Pacific ocean. He defied every tar In the navy. One fine day Ted was ashore at Valparaiso when hs ran into Tommy Roundhead, who a short time be fore had a hot go with the well known pugilist.- Tommy Chandler. Roundhead disputed tr1scoll's claim to pugilistic honors y 1 1 ijssTm yWmU. rJi tire wfr tmr y itf i?rs jr. 11 i B I t 1 HaOC- mf -' It'll V I Tit m FiJ I II 1 I XT IP 1U 1- S I U ma em. a v. .f sk m t a- iBBSBr- - . m aw B B Never in the History oi the Piano Business Were so Many Pianos Sold in so Short a Time. The Reason Why. We are selling strictly High-Grade Pianos at the regular price , . . , .. aj it., pntirp stook of the Holmes Piano Co. This well known piano house was located at Mankato, Minn. They carried the very finest Aj announced in the da dy papers purchased the wag lued flt $m 000. We made them a spot cash offer. they accepted it and that is why we ran offer you line of musical mstruments, as well Jgh grade pmnos, ana jf tunit of ft Ufetime Dufing this sale gome of a high grade piano at the pnee of A,cht a Hfe time. Every one is satisfied that this the greatest money-saving piano sale ever held. Every piano which we Omaha's best mcn8 of these instruments you get an absolute guarantee of perfect satisfaction or your money refunded. We could not offer i'Xti thJ Piano you want during this great sale and pay for it on your own easy terms. J r- Here Are a Fw of the World Renowned Pianos That are Offered in This Sale Knabe, Chickering Bros Fisher, Sohmer, Schaeffer, Wegman, Miiton, Dusn & Lrert, rnce leepie, ustey, Angelus Pianos, Voghe, and 25 Other Makes. ,;r,o- thU sale that we are obliged to sell them at whatever price we can get. There are 68 second-hand pianos at prices ranging from UOM e,rZZ7aZ 2c aU upright and will be .old regardless of tho actual value. We give below a partial list of the second-hand pianos: One Kimball, ebony $80 One Horace Waters, ebony $40 One S. Dobson, ebony $50 One Sohmer, ebony $90 One Jvers & Pond, ebony $125 One Hallet & Davis, R. W $140 Qne Bush & Gerts, ebony $150 Catalogues Sent to Those Who Cannot Call. JHHIIHWMHilllMLwiUIOTIfllW One Wheelock, walnut .$10O One Crown, oak $125 One Baldwin, mahogany $380 One Price & Teeple, mahogany, slightly used. $255 One Smith & Barnes, mahogany, slightly used .$260 One Ebersole, mahogany, slightly used $260 One Steger & Sons, mahogany, slightly used $160 HAYDEN One Royal, mahogany, slightly used $135 One Knight-Brinkerhoff $155 One Schauffer Mission $280 One Milton Mission $190 One Estey smallest size $200 One Haines Bros , $240 One Wegman $225 One Smith & Barnes $175 Mail Orders Promptly Attended to. In the navy and they fought like tigers until there was a riot In progreaa at tne ringside. Each man claimed a victory, but It was such a mixed up affair that there waa no decision. British Terror Tamed. "In 1RT1 the Cnlted States ateamshlp Plymouth waa one of the European fleet. Aboard of her waa Tom llunlhorne, a fight ing Englishman, who had been the terror of the fleet for several years. On the aame vessel waa Billy Colter, alias Cock ran, who had no ring record, but who volunteered to tackle the aggressive Briton on French soil. They alnslied away for thirteen rounda, when Colter waa declared tho winner. Colter afterward married the widow of Dan Kerrigan, ut one time mid dleweight champion of America. ' "When the American fleet waa at Key Weat in 1873 Billy Hoyle of the t'nlted Btates steamship Dictator kept a sporting hotel there which waa the hangout for all kinds of fighters. They had the gloves on day. and night, and there wrre both boxing and slugging matches galore. I remember how . Baldy Sours knocked out The Terror from New Orleans, who came over to Key West to wipe out all the tars In the fleet After walloping The Terror out In seventeen rounds, Baldy waa ar reated, paid a' fine and was on the Job bright and early the next morning washing the deck. . i ' "On the t'nlted- steamship Ooljrado In 1874 were Tim Mahuney and Dave Casey They fought twice alung the coast bctweei SfflJliM SPECIAL 15ciSad Iron Holders, nickel plated, Saturr Cp day only, each Ju Quartered Sawed Oak plate racks, finished VVeath ; ercd Oak, 36 inches long, 19 inches 01 7C jhigh, Saturday only, each . . . . Vliu Weathered Oak Plate Rack, 38 inches long, 24 inches high, double shelf, Saturday Ql QC special, each .. : 0liUU Lace Curtain Stretcher, like illustration, made of bass wood, Easel frame, regular value $2.25, Saturday CI OK special, each Quod Best quality Cocoa Door Mat, size 14x24,. regular $1.00 size, Saturday only, gjp We'offer a good quality Window Shades, mounted on good spring roller, size 36x6, all staple Qfln colors, Saturday only, each ZUu Mil uu J iller, Stewart & Beaton 413-15-17 S. 16th STREET. Key West and Norfolk, but neither had a decided advantage, although moat of us considered Mahoney the better man. About the aame time the United States steam ship Swatara waa out In New Zealand. A burley Englishman ashore boasted that he could lick any man on the Yankee warship. Aa soon as Jack Flannlgan heard of It he asked to go ashore, where he met Thomp son, the Briton, and they fought for more than an hour on the turf until darkness stopped the mill. The next day they met again, and after battling for forty-three rounds the Yankee sailor was declared the winner- "In. 1877 the United States steamship Trenton was In European waters when Big Johnny dwarda and Dan Fab had a rough, unfair go, for when Edwarda was getting the better of It In the fifth round the Fab gang broke Into the ring, and al though Edwards tried to fight them all at once, ho could not get a square deal and waa overpowered. Rmi Again to the Fore. "While the United fftates steamship Hart ford was in South America In 1S79 Jimmy Rosa was abroad, and one of hla pupils, Harry Eaterbrook, challenged htm to fight to a finish with hard gloves. They fought on shipboard In February and Eaterbrook managed to stay through ten hard rounds, a pretty -good showing for a novice. The Hartford had another man on board look ing for fistic honora named Mickey Welsh. He challenged Rosa to fight for the mid dleweight championship of the navy and a olt. . They met aboard the Hartford on .March 29, 18TS, before a big crowd of sall- I on from the other ships In port. Welsh I put up a game battle, but he was com I pulled to surrender In the nineteenth round. "Two weeks later a fine boxing exhlbl I lion was given on the Hartford and the btll waa presented to Ross. A large num ber ct Englishmen were present and two days afterward Tom Evans of the British warship Garnet, who claimed to be the champion of the queen'a navy, challenged any man in the Yankee fleet, but none of the heavywelghta on the Hartford stepped to the front Jimmy Ross, though a mid dleweight, sunt word, however, that he would meet John Bull's champion. When they faced each other at Mount David on May I Evans looked like a giant along side of Ross. It waa a swift, hard fight of' seven rounds, when the Englishman weut down with two broken ribs and other In juries, whereupon Russ waa hailed as the champion of the American and English navies and held the belt for three yeara agalnat all comers, when it became hla person! property. "The United States steamer Trenton had a new crew sent over In MSI. Among them were Mike Carroll and Jim McClellan brother of Prof. Billy McClellan, who waa twice defeated by Prof. Mike Donovan. Carroll and McClellan agreed to fight oa shore In France and the former won Id eleven rounds, as McClellan sprained his leg and could not do hlmaelf justice. Officers (topped This Mill. "There waa a great glove fight on board the United Btates Steamship Minnesota on Washington's birthday, (U1, between George Miller and Jimmy Ross, the cham pion. It was aa exciting affair, for after lasting seven rounda In ililrty-fnur minutes the officers of the ship were obliged to stop tha mill to prevent a frte-for-sll scrap among the outsiders who had come tn see the go from other vessela. Shortly after this match Miller met Walter Welaey of the United Slates Steamship New llimp shire n(i knocked him out In six rounds The winner received a challenge from Henry Leonard of the United Btates Steam hip Constitution, but aa Mlisvr bad re ceived hia discharge, he handed the fight over to Pat Logan, whom Leonard de feated. "Along about 1SS3 there loomed up in the navy a freak fighter called Sailor Brown. He was a game fellow and could fight, too, but waa very erratic. One night he went aboard an English man-o'-war at Sydney, Auatralia. and offered to fight any body. They were going to throw Brown overboard for hla daring challenge, but finally one of the crew offered to box him ten rounda for $o0, thinking the Yankee waa either half daffy or didn't have the coin. " 'All 'right,' said Brown, producing his half century. 'But who'll hold the money and referee the bout?' A number of Britishers offered to be both referee and stakeholder, but Brown wouldn't have them. "'Haven't you got an Irishman aboard? I'll trust a good Mick , any time!' roared Brown. Then half a dnxen sons of Erin came forward and Brown selected one named ,Kafferty as stakeholder and another named Murphy as the referee. They were both stokers, big, husky fellowe. " 'Now I know 1 11 get fair play." said the Yankee, putting up hla coin and stripping for action. 'A 11 I want la a square deal, poya. I'm an American! A New York Bowery boy, at that!' Brown Made Geed. "The officers and crew looked upon the whole affair as a joke, but when Brown shot out his left and brought the claret from the English tar's nose it looked dif ferent. They say It was a redhot mill, with both men soon covered with blood. The Yankee went down several times, but he was up in a jiffy and at it again like a wildcat. Finally In the eighth round Drown got home a wallop on the jaw and the Britisher went down and out. " 'I win. Qive me the dough, Rafferty.' cried the freak, jumping from the ring like an Indian. He got the money and left tha English warship amid much confusion and amatement. Sailor Brown fought some long, hard battlea in the navy, aome of which he woo. but he was always dead game and he had to be knocked out cold before he'd quit . "Tom Sharkey, when a sailor, put Brown away In a couple of rounds, but Sharkey was a heavyweight while Brown at that time was only a welter. Sharkey was one of the best big men the American navy ever produced. He knocked out Rough Thompson twice, Nick Burley In eight rounds, George Washington in tw and Bily Tate in four. Up to 1896 Sharkey claimed the championship of the navy and then obtained hla discharge that year t become a professional pugilist. Hla first battle after leaving the navy was with Joe Choynskl, whom he defeated In eight rounds. Then he mixed up roughly with Jim Corbett In a four-round bout, with no decision, at 'Frisco, and shortly afterward he won on a foul from Fltzslmmons In eight rounds under a questionable decision rendered by Wyatt Earp, a gun fighter who went Into the ring with two revolvers stuck In his belt "Sharkey gave Jeffries two great battles, one of twenty rounda and the other of twenty-five. Although the decisions went against Sharkey In both contests, he made a wonderful showing. Burke Succeeded Sharkey. "Another noted pugilist produced by the navy ia Sailor Burke, formerly of the mon itor Florida, who waa recently mentioned as a possible opponent of Stanley Ketchel. Burke spent four and a half years In Uncle Sam's service, enlisting when he was lt years old. During that time he gained much fame by defeating every tar he went up against. Just before Burke's discharge about two years ago he waa selected to meet three of the best men In the navy at the Grand Opera house, Rockland, Me. They were Sailor Byrnes, welterweight champion of the Atlanta; A. J. Pauline, middleweight champion of the Texas, and Ed Cunningham, heavyweight champln of the Texas. Burke says he weighed or v 138 pounds at the time, yet he defeated these three fighting sailors all in one night with a rest of fifteen minutes between tne bouts. It was a great night for Sallji Burke, you can bet. "American sailors are famous the world over for their fighting and they are the champions of tha deep sea. Some of thu young tars spin Interesting yarns about trimming all comers In far away countries. They love to fight with their gloved fists and flory in their triumphs." apprehension that all "training" Is dan gerous business. It Is regrettable that auch excesses exist, for It Is of the utmost im portance that the young should be given ample opportunities for much activity. Muscular fatigue Is not to be dreaded; In deed, Dr. Rowland S. Freeman (American Journal of the Medical Society, November, ltOS) denies that It occurs In New York school children, though Dr. W. 8. . Chris topher of Chicago has reported that It hows Itself within an hour of the opening of the morning session and progressively Increases until the noon recess, the after noon showing similar conditions. The nec essary repression of the school room Is the harmful factor which wise teachers fre quently relax to avoid a nervoua fatigue different In no respect from that of ath letes. Without this outlet the children seem to explode as soon as school Is over, and curiously enough this muscular exer tion can be made even wnen mental fa tigue la so great that attention Is prac tically in abeyance. While, therefore, the modern Movement for playgrounds and school sports must be supported as a ne cessity of urban life, we should sternly re press the all too common tendency to per mit or even encourage children to "train" for any great effort, for they will surely be Injured by the twin evils of strain and nervous exhaustion. The family physician here has a serious advisory duty. Ameri can Medicine. Mare Tfana One Way. The caller, a man whom he had known in the old town back In Pennsylvania, had dropped in to talk old times with the busy lawyer, ano. the lawyer had endured it patiently for an hour end a half. Tlicn, unseen by the caller, he pushed a sm ill knob ut the end of his desk and a bell rang In the adjoining room. ' "Excuse me a moment. Mr. Horkcruplut ter," he said, stepping into the other room and proceeding to hold this cne-slded con versation over an imaginary telephone: "Hello." "Yea." "No, Bertha; I'll n"t have time to ciime home for dinner. It's alret.dy l .V, and I have several hours' work yet to do. I am very buay, and have been detained." "Yes; good-bv." Then he went back to his desk but Mr Hockensplutter had already risen to go. Chicago Tribune. Aa Aits t'olllaloa means many bad bruises, which Bucklen'f Arnica Salve heals quickly, ss It does sorei and burns. 26c. For sale by Beaton Drug A Bachelor's Reflect loas. The only foolish thing about being ex travagant Is when It's somebody else. The only kind of public policy that can Interest a man la when It affects his pri vate pocket. A man likes to have theories that never work out right so he can say he Is too practical for that sort of thing. The reason a woman knowa her husband la brave la he Isn't afraid to swear over the telephone when it's against tho rules. The thing that can make a woman talk about her country estate in the surest tone of voice is for It to be a suburban cottage she rents by the month. New York Press. ads exy vvow owve boweVs ; cAecxnses Vvo sy&Ycm &JjccuoWy ; OSSlSte 0XfiXV0VOK0TUT abMx cousXaXovi pexmaxvcxvXVy. To 6eXs bewcJvcXoX ejjccls.oVwaxsWx lv& CALIFORNIA Fig Syrup Co. SOLO BY HADING DRUGGISTS 50AB0TTU MARATHON RACES BANEFUL Medical Aathorlty Points Oat Dss grers and Urges Prompt Suppression. The dangerous Marathon races should bt suupressed, and the medical profession must do Us share In making known the reasons why such strains may cause per manent damage. One of the ancient Con testants died at the moment of victory. and the modern races hsve been signalised by many serious esses of heart strain or acute dilation j)ot fatal, particularly In un developed boys. It has been stated that youths will hereafter be excluded, but It Is a strain to which no human being should be subjected. Indian runners make longer journeys, but It is generally at low pres sure, and It is a matter of training from Infancy; but even In them we cannot safely say It haa proved harmless. Many a white boy now training for Marathon races Is causing permanent Injury to heart sad arteries, which Is sure to wreck him twenty or thirty years hence, when he loses his ability to "compensate." Let all parents be warned to forbid any athletlo exercises which cause undue and prolonged heart train. The nervous exhaustion of athletes Is another cause for condemnation of greet efforts. The "stale" athlete Is not the only one exhausted, and there la a beginning Picture and Art Sale Begins Saturday, May 29 Rose's Art Store, 1521 Dod"e S1- The entire stock must be clobed out at once. Thousands of dollars worth of framed and unf rained pictures and art goods at HALF PRICE All goods marked in plain figures. Oil Paintings, landscapes and figures. . .$500 down to $5.00 Water Colors, landscapes and figures. .$10.00 down to $1.00 Carbons and Photosr landscapes and figures, $5 down to 50c Colored Photogravures, etchings and engravings $12.00 down to $1.00 An endless variety of Art Novelties and Small Pictures, at 5c, 10c, 15c, 20c, 25c and $1.00 Every piano on the floor must be closed out during this sale. A few of the bargains: One Upright Piano $65.00 One Upright Piano $135.00 One Upright Piano $175.00 One Upright Steinway used $200.00 Players and Player Pianos everything goes. One $900.00 Baby Grand $450.00 Rose's Art Store SMITH & KENNEDY, Proprietors. 1521 Dodge Street.