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"U. S. THE GODMOTHER,"
SAYS ARGENTINE ORATOR.
Buenos Aires, July 4. The Unit
ed States was termed "the god
mother at the christening of. the
Argentine republic," " here by Dr.
Albert O. Martinez, director of sta
tistics in this colony, in the principal
; address of the Fourth of July cele
bration. Dr. Martinez spoke on
"The United States as a World
"Tower." The Fcnrth of July dem
onstration was organized by a group
TAMMANY HOLDS ITS
FIRST "DRY OPEN HOUSE." v
New York, July 4. The out-of-town
exodus that began yesterday
; and last night continued today and,
according to railroad men, was
greater than any year since 1913.
Extra coaches were added to regu-
, lar trains and several of the trains
ran in two sections.
Patriotic organizations joined
with the mayor's celebration com-
.mittee and neighborhood associa
tions in staging pageants, athletic
contests and festivals in 100 parks
-Tammany Hall held its first "dry
open house," with Senator Harri
son of Mississippi and Senator Ash-
. urst of Arizona as the. orators of the
KILLS FRIEND WITH BLOW.
New York, July 4 Demonstrat
ing to his friend Thomas Black how
Dempsey knocked out Willard, An
thony Wasielewski of Brooklyn to
night "tapped" Black on the jaw.
Black dropped to the floor, dead.
Wasielewski was arrested on a tech
nical charge of homicide.
GERMANY PLANS BIG
COLONY IN ARGENTINA.
Buenos Aires, July 4. La Epoca,
. ' the organ of the government, an
nounces that the steamer Gelria is
bringing a German commission to
study the possibility of accommo
, dating 5,000,000 German immigrants.
' FRIDAY ONE OF HOTTEST
FOURTHS IN HISTORY.
Washington, July 4. Thermome
- ter readings in five Cities Washing
ton, Boston, Hartford, Conn.; Phil
adelphia ad Harrisburg, Pa. regis
tered 100 degrees Friday, and weath
er bureau forecasters said the day
was one of the hottest Fourths of
' July on record. The warm wave
extending over the east chiefly was
remarkable for the size of the area
covered, taking in everything from.
. the Mississippi valtey east to the
Atlantic coast. At Chicago, the of
ficial record was 96. Predictions
were for a fall in temperature by
Saturday night and very general
At Toledo, the1 official temperature
was 95 degrees, but the weather bu
reau said that stories of much high
!' er. temperatures in the ring where
the Willard-Dempsey championship
fight was staged were to be believed
because arena conditions made for
. building up unusual heat conditions.
" Chicago, July 4.T-A temperature
.., of 95 degrees was recorded Friday,
-with three deaths attributed to heat
k 'by coroner's reports.
STAR SPANGLED BANNER.
Paris, July 4. General Pershing
received congratulatory messages
-?rom several cities of France in hon
sr of America's Independence day.
The mayor of Bordeaux tele
graphed: "Bordeaux, which last year saluted-
with enthusiastic applause
the 'Star Spangled Banner,' ac
claims it once more on this new an
niversary which commemorates the
victory of General Pershing and his
. gallant army."
4 The president of the municipal
council sent a message to President
Wilson expressing the best wishes
, of the city of Paris for the great
ness and prosperity of France's sis
300 WILL GO DOWN BAY
TO GREET PRESIDENT
. New York, July 4. President Wil
son will be greeted down the bay
1 by more than 300 persons when he
arrives from France next Tuesday
on the steamer George Washington
it was announced by Grover A. Wha
len, secretary of the mayor's com
mittee on reception.
Mr. Whalen , announced two
steamers would be ready to take the
" guests out to meet the presidential
steamer at noon.
The president will be greeted at
Carnegie halt by Governor Smith,
and Mayor Hylan and is expected
to make a brief response.
Members of the executive com
mittee arranging the demonstration
"Tncjude -Rodman Wanamaker, chair
man; Grover A. Whalen, secretary;
,Maj. Gen. Thomas F. Barry, Ad
miral James H. Glennon, Herbert S.
Houston, Elbert H. Gary and Abram
I. Elkus. "
HUGE CROWDS AWAIT '
s ARRIVAL OF FLYERS.
Mineola, N. Y., July 4. A great
crowd of motorists and spectators
on foot maintained an untiring vigil
throughout the day at Roosevelt
field, hopeful that the mammoth
British dirigible R-34 would make its
appearance in the cloudless sky.
From Far Rockaway to Montauk
. ' ' Point seaplanes rocked on the
waves of their harbors ready to
' take the air the moment the R-34
came within SO .miles of her desti
nation. From both these points
and from the naval stations at Cap
May, N. J., and Chatham, Mass.,
squadrons of seaplanes k will fly to
meet the dirigible, forming what is
believed to be the greatest fleet of
Y aircraft ever assembled on the At
r lantic coast. In addition the diri
gible C-4 will sail from Montauk
Point and may be accompanied by
a smaller blimp.
If the R-34 arrives-Jiere after 8
-: o'clock in the morning it probably
will,be kept in the air until late af
: ternoon so as to conserve her gas,
i Brig. Gen. L. E. O. Charlton, Brit-
ish naval attache from Washington,
"If" it reaches here ' during) - the
' night", unless it is especially urgent,
it will not land until after daylight,"
VOL. 49 NO. 15.
T'ousands Visit Swimming
Poojs, Public and Amuse-
' menf Parks, Listen to Talks
and Watch Fireworks:
NO ACCIDENTS MAR
CELEBRATION OF DAY
Dempsey-Willard and Stecher
Lewis Matches Hold Crowds
in Downtown Streets Eagerly
Waiting for the Returns.
A truly glorious Fourth of July
was yesterday in Omaha. With
roost, of the boys back from the
service and with an almost endless
number of attractions arranged for
the day -in Omaha, the celebration
of 1919 was one to be remembered
a long time.
The weather was propitious. Al
though at times black clouds threat
ened, only a little rain came to
dampen the spirits and clothes of
the vast crowds in city and amuse
ment paries and on the streets.
Of course, the main question
among the men and boys was
"Who's "going to win, Dempsey or
Willard, Stecher or Lewis?"
And among the women and girls
the principal problems were those
connected with the picnic lunch
and whether Gladys should not
wear her old shoes instead of her
white ones because "it might rain.'
Real Sane Fourth.
It was decidedly a safe andeane
Fourth. No accidents of any con
sequence caused by fireworks or fire
arms were reported up to midnight.
This record is remarkable compared
to other years.
Many people remarked upon the
almost entire ahsence of firecrackers
and other noise-making explosives.
A few years ago the "glorious
Fourth" was like one long, continu
ous battle with explosions, big and
little, going on, far and near, from
morning to night, and the streets lit
tered with . debris of the shattered
Yesterday the explosion of a fire
cracker was a rare thing. It seemed
that firecrackers have gone out of
style, and many a father and mother
expressed delight that the children
have turned to wiser, but just as
pleasant, ways to celebrate the
The street railway company put
out every car that it could man in
the afternoon and evening to trans
port the huge crowds going to
Krug park, Manawa park, Fonten
elle park, Carter lake and all the
other centers of amusement.
Postpone Pool's Opening.
At Manawa,' dancing, boating,
bathing and the big seaplane were
the attractions. Krug park was
filled with a crowd that danced and
viewed the fearless Greggs and
waited for the mammoth new bath
ing pool to open. "The ppool was
scheduled to open at 1 o'clock in
the afternoon. But the demand for
1,000,000 gallons was too great. It
could not be filled in time and! the
opening was postponed until 1
o'clock this afternoon, when it will
surely open." Manager Kenyon says
Fontenelle Park Celebration as
sociation added to the, reputation
which it already had as a big Fourth
of July celebrator. An immense
crowd was in this beautiful .park all
sides the sky fireworks, there were
day. Ball games, morning and af
ternoon; races and other athletic
contests for men and women, boys
and girlsT fireworks afternoon and
evening and a band playing all day
made a real celebration.
The afternoon fireworks, set off
at 3:30' o'clock, were of amazing
(Continued on r(te Five, Column One)
Ten Killed, Three Injured,
' When Trains Strike Autos
Mansfield, O., July 4.-rFive per
sons were killed and three others
were injured, one of them fatally,
when the automobile in which they
were riding was struck by a special
Pennsylvania train loaded with fight
fans on their way from Pittsburgh
to Toledo, here this morning.
The dead are:
The Rev. H. A. Haddington,
Pittsburgh; Miss Alice Jones, Cleve
land; Richard Otto," Cleveland; Mar
tin Myers, Mansfield, and Mrs. A. B.
The automobile party were on
their way to a Bible students' pic
nic, when rttn down by the train. '
Champagne, 111., July 4. Five
young persons from Chicago were
kilted today when their automobile
was struck by a fast Illinois Cen
tral passenger trajn at Delray, 111.
OMAHA WOMEN ON THE GOLF LINKS
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Stecher Pins Lewis to the
Mat in- Two Straight Falls
Dodge County Wonder Shows More Speed and New
Holds, Which Are Too Much for Larger Man From
California; Scissors Hold Does the Business.
By A. K. DONOVAN.
Five thousand Nebraska and
fowa wrestling fans witnessed the
fastest bout ever staged in Omaha,
with the possible exception of the
Stecher-Caddock match, when Joe
Su-cher twice pinned the shoulders
of "Strangler" Lewis to the mat in
the auditorium yesterday. -
Stecher won the fcirst tall after an
hour and 47 minutes of fast going
with a body scissors and wrist lock.
The second fall was won with the
same hold in 14 minutes.
The; bout started at 3:13 and after
seven minutes in which the two mtn
tried out their opponents, they went
to the mat with Lewis behind.
Lewis clamped on his famous head
iock after 22 minutes, but was
forced to release it by. Referee Earl
Caddock' when it slipped into' a
strangle hold. ,
Stecher got behind for the first
time in 29 minutes. He immediate
ly commenced trying for a body
scissors but was unsuccessful. For
the next hour he did not attempt to
secure the hold which made him a
world's champion but worked al
most entirely wih his arms.
Arm Lock Painful
Three times Stecher brought
gioans from Lewis with- an arm
lock, but was unable to hold it long
TROOPS FIRE ON
Mobs Sack Food Shops in Flor
ence and Fix Their
Rome, July 4. (Havas). -Four
persons were killed Friday when
troops fired on a crowd at Imola,
22 miles from Bologna, as a result
of demonstrations against the high
cost of living. Newspaper dis
patches received here, report the agi
tation to be particularly strong at
Bologna, Ravenna, Florence and
Forli. Stores have been pillaged.
Loot Stores in Florence.
Florence, July 4. Serious riots
occurred here Friday in protest
against the high cost of living. Mobs
sacked several hops. At the gates
of the city, rioters held up mer
chants coming in with their produce
and fixed their own prices.
The mobs backed camions up to
the entrances of the stores and
loaded the vehicles with foodstuffs.
Then the camions were whirled to
strike headquarters, where the pro
visions were distributed. Only food
stores were looted. '
During the afternoon crowds of
strikers congregated in the piazza
Victor Emmanuel, but were dis
persed by police and carabineers.
There were many spirited incidents.
It was necessary for the carabineers
to charge the crowd several times
before the square was cleared and
many arrests were made.
Armed guards occupy strategic
Military camions are still going
out from Florence to the regions
stricken by the earthquake, where
normal conditions now have, almost
been restored. Saturday the mili
tary authorities intend to transport
from Florence portable barracks
which formerly were used by the
army in the field. These will re
place the tents now in use in the
Mugello Valley.-' 1
Ten to 1 5 Persons Lost
When Excursion Boat
Hits Snag and Sinks
Sioux Falls, S. D July 4. Be
tween 10 and 15 people are reported
to have drowned when an excursion
boat' on Lake Madison, about 40
miles northwest of this city, struck
a snag and overturned late Friday
Only meager reports have been
received here, due to pooV wire
communications. The boat is said
to have - turned completely over
twice and then sank.
Thirty people are said to have
been on the boat. The boat was
about 300 feet from land when the
Fifteen people had been rescued
Two Women, Four Children,
Drowned Wear Sterling
Sterling, Colo.. July 4. Mrs. Ar
thur Kistler, wife of a farmer . at
Stoneham, her four children, the
oldest 15 years of . age, and her
mother-jn-law, were drowned while
trying to ford Pawnee creek, 30
miles east of Sterling, early Friday
morning. They were driving to
Sterling in a motor car for the'
Fourth of July festivities.
OMAHA, SATURDAY, JULY 5, 1919.
enough to force his opponent down.
Lewis tried continually, for a head
lock, but when he secured his favor
ite hold Stecher managed to wiggle
out. Twice he was ordered to break
the hold when it slipped into a
The two men mixed practically
from the start and the match was
replete with thrills, although.it was
evident from the start that Stecher
was the better man. Stecher showed
a wonderful improvement over his
last appearance here. -
Stecher Shows Speed.
He has developed his speed
greatly and does not depend en
tirely on one hold. He mixes them
up continually and on several oc
casions had Lewis in dangerous
holds. The wily Californian man
aged to crawl out of all holds except
Stecher was the aggressor
throughout the match and the ef
forts of his opponent to wear him
down failed utterly. As the match
progressed Joe seemed to .gain
strength rather than show the ef
fects of the gruelling but exception
ally clean event.
After the first fall Joe came back
a veritable whirlwind. With a speed
that was dazzling he rushed Lewis
to all parts of the ring and at times
(Continued on Page Fire, Column Six.)
OBEY ORDER FOR
Labor Leaders Declare Move-
ment Proved Disappoint
ment to Bankers.
Chicago, July 4. Comparatively
few workers in the Chicago district
obeyed the call for a peaceful five
day general strike as a protest
against the conviction of Thomas
Mooney and Warren Billings which
began Friday: Officials of the Chi
cago Mooney strike committee de
clined to make an estimate of the
number on strike explaining that
the walkout was a voluntary protest
and that many industrial planfs
were closed because of the holiday.
Labor leaders affiliated with the
American Federation of Labor,
which has opposed the strike, de
clared that few workers had left
their places and that the movement
had proved a disappointment to its
backers in this city. .
The Chicago Mooney strike com
mittee predicted that 200,000 wouldl
walk out in this district. Reports
received today indicated that the
number of men on strike is so small
that it will have no effect on indus
try. Waiters Walk Out.
Spokane Wash., July 4. Waiters
in practically every union restaurant
in the district frequented customar
ily by lumber workers went On
strike for two hours on what was
said to be a Mooney sympathy
strike. No other Mooney strikes
were reported here.
Plane Crashes Into
Lrowd, Killing Wife
of Jurist and a,Girl
Mineot, N. D., July 4. Mrs C. J.
Fisk, wife- of the former chief jus
tice of the North Dakota supreme
court, was killed instantly and Ruth
Stahl qf Mineot, aged 14, received
fatal injuries Friday when an air
plane driven by Lt. Christer Jacob
son crashed into a crowd.
A farmer named Denker, of
Drake, received a fractured skull
and may die.
Lieutenant Jacobson, who was
not injured, said he tried to rise
again when he saw the crowd had
surged out over his landing place,
but the people and automobiles
were too close.
The exhibition was part of the
Educators Endorse state
Plan of Free Text Books
Milwaukee, July 4. (Special Tele
gram.) Free' text books from the
standpoint of economy to the com
munity was discussed by Supt. J. H.
Beveridge of Omaha before the an
nual convention of National Educa
tional association here at which
6,000 educators are in attendance.
U'Tn no case," declared Mr. Beve
ridge, is there a movement looking
toward the repeal of the free text
book law which makes it easier to
provide the best books to all."
The 'Nebraska plan was endorsed
by the delegates as increasing school
efficiency and distributing school
Federal Supervision of Pack
ing and Sale Only Remedy
for Extreme rjigh Prices
to Consumers, Say Officials.
NECESSITY FOR SAVING
NO LONGER IMPERATIVE
Survey .Shows That High
Prices Are Not Justified by
Wholesale Conditions; Rates
to Producers Have Declined.
Washington, July 4. Federal su
pervision of the packing, sale and
distribution of meat products was
declared by the department of agri
culture to be the only solution for
the present situation in which meat
prices to the consumer are so high
that Jie is denying himself and in
which prices for live stock, especial
ly beef and lambs, are so low that
the producer is losing money.
The department emphasized that
"save food" signs should now be
disregarded as to meat, especially
beef and wheat products.
Faced by the largest wheat crop
on record and with many cattle
raised in response to the demand
for meat production for the- army
now maturing, the American people,
the department asserted, must real
ize that no necessity for conserva
tion of such foods any longer exists.
Retail Prices Excessive.
A survey of the meat price situa
tion, the department said, reveals
that the excessive retail prices now
existing are not justified by whole
sale quotations. Prices to the pro
ducers have declined since the war,
it was said, but prices paid by the
consumer have not materially "less
ened. The only solution, the de
partment believes, is more strict
The entire meat situation, based
on conferences with senators and
represntativs from live stock pro
ducing regions was summarized by
the department as follows
"There is no longer neej for meatS'11 f the rmS was .bJ0.u8hrt ,t0
conservation. The supply is plenti
ful, and patriotic citizens may freely
disregard the meat-saving placards
which are still dispplayed at many
"Europe needs our surplus pork,
but is filling its beef requirements
by importations from South. Amer
ica and Australia. Prices of beef
cattle have fallen sharply since
March 1 on account of the stoppage
of exports for army use and a slack
demand for beef at home, due to the
continuation of beef necessary to
feed the people of Europe. Beef
producers and lamb producers who
sell their products at this time are
confronted with the danger of heavy
financial losses which would tend
to restrict production and cause seri
ous shortage in future.
Only One Solution.
The United States will never have
a satisfactory permanent solution
of the problem until the manu
facture and sale and distribution of
meat products are officially super
vised by authorized agents of the
government working in cooperation
with the state and rnuniciple author
ities whose only aim is to serve
the public at large and not any
particular class. vVhen the federal
government is enabjed by law to
maintain a just supervision over the
meat producing industry-that will
prevent unfair dealings, speculation
and profiteering, by furnishing the
public all the facts with regard to
the industry and when the states
and rnuniciple interests are enabled
by law to exercise similar' supervi
sion over inter-state and local bus
iness, then only can we expect to
have fair and stable markets in
which producaj- and consumer alike
will have a square deal."
to Roosevelt Unveiled
With Eulogy, by Wood
Deadwood. S. D., July 4. This
was Roosevelt day in the Black
Hills. Thousands of people from
all parts of the northwest and the
entire country, in fact, were here
and applauded Maj. Gen. Leonard
Wood's eulogy of Theodore Roose
velt at the unveiling of the memorial
to the former president placed on
the summit of the loftiest peak in
the Black Hills, formerly called
Sheep Mountain. This peak was
renamed to the cognomen of the
Dally Saa., U.S0: autilda Ntk.
By Mall. (I yaarl. Daily. S4.M;
The World's Champion
I ' ' ' ' i , g 1
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Mrs, Willard. Glad Jess is
No Longer the Champion
Will Be Happy to fake Husband Back to Home and
Children; Loser Fails to Recover From Effects o'f
Left Hook for Nearly An Hour After Fight Is Over.
Toledo, July 4. There is one wo
man in Toledo happy because Jess
Willard is no longer world's heavy
weight champioh. Sh is the wife
of the vanquished title holder, and
mother of his five children. She
left them at their home in Law-
f f eTTrerKair?irrn fto'To Iedo unan
nounced Thursday night and, with
Willard's attorney, occupied a seat
in the $50 section while her husband
was being battered to defeat. No
one in the huge crowd, except the
champion himself, knew she was
When the bruised and battered
the home he had occupied in Tole
do's exclusive residential district,
Mrs. Willard was there, eager to
care for his wounds. She put him
on a davenport and sat at his side,
WHEN PLANE AT
. MANAWA DIVES
Commercial Airplane at Amuse
ment Park Nose Dives
Pilot Clyde Wilcox, tooling the
hydroplane at Lake Manawa, nose
dived into the lake late yesterday
afternoon with two passengers
aboard. J. Howard Burch suffered
a sprained leg and Miss Bessie Mc
Gee suffered cuts about the head.
Both of the passengers were from
Morehead, la. The pilot suffered a
broken nose and slight cuts about
the head and arms.
The plane was circling over a
grove of trees near the lake about
200 feet high, preparing to land. In
banking to make the landing the
machine tipped on its side and nose
dived into, the lake about 20 feel
from shore. The water was about
6 feet deep.
A passing motor boat rescued the
pilot and passengers, who had
climbedon a wing of the machine
whiGh was sticking out of the water.
One wing of the machine was
The motor of the plane stopped
while the machine was banking,
which is believed to have caused the
dive. The plane will be repaired
and continue to make flights in a
Mr. Burch and Miss McGee were
able to return to their homes last
Fire Destroys 21 Boats 1
in Chicago Yacht Basin
Chicago, July 4. An unidentified
man was missing after fire destroyed
21 bolts in a yacht basin and threat
ened a crowded amusement park
"Cap'n" George Wellington Street
ti, the squatter who for jnan years
claimed several lake shore acres 'ad
joining the wealthiest residential dis
trict, 'now living in a river house
bjoat, towed about 35 boats to safety.
applying soothing iced cloths to his
Mrs. Willard left the sun-baked
arena, after the towel was cast fnto
the ring at the start of the fourth
round, while 'the beaten champion
was taken to the Casino, his train
ing camp for a month, where he was
bathed, and1 first aid given his in
juries. Mrs. Willard Happy.
"I am sorry that Jess was beaten,
but I can truthfully say I am happy
that he's no longer champion," Mrs.
Willard said. ."It means now that
we shall be able to live in peace.
Jess will become a private citizen
again. It was the second boxing
contest I had ever witnessed and I
do not want to witness any more.
(Continued on Pago Five, Colnmn One.)
R-34 AND BIPLANE
MAKE FAST TIME
Handley - Page Outdistances
Dirigible; Both Expected to
Land About Noon.
Mineola, N. Y., July 4. Two
great British aircraft, the giant
uingiDie K-J4, whicn started on a
'trans-Atlantic flight from East For
tune, Scotland, last Wednesday
morning, and the -iiandley-rage bi'
plane, which stated from Harbor
Grace, N. F., aV4:15 o'clock Friday
afternoon, were speeding through
the darkness over Nova Scotia at
midnight bound ,for Roosevelt field
, At 8:40 o'clock, New York time,
the huge biplane, breezing along at
a clin of about 8U miles an hour,
was reported abreast of the slower
moving dirigible about 50 miles off
Jlpva Scotia. At that hour they
were about 850 miles from Mineola.
TwChonrs and five minutes later,
the speeding plane was reported
over Antigonis, N. S., more than
150 miles -from Sydney, far ahead
of the R-34, but apparently travel
ing somewhat slower than before.
' At this rate the Handley-Page
should land here by 10 o'clock Sat
Barring further trouble with fog,
which delayed the big dirigible over
New Foundland for several hours
Friday morning, the "blimp," It was
believed,, might land Saturday after
noon. Black, Red and Gold Adopted
as German National Colors
Copenhagen, July 4 The' Ger
man' national assembly, according
to Weimar dispatches, adopted new
national colors and a commercial
flag today by a vote of 211 to 89,
on a compromise motion.
The national colors, by this ac
tion, were made black, rednd gold.
The commercial flag approved is
black, white and . red with, a black,
red and gold jack in the upper eft
your home by carrier.
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Betting Switches at Last Min
ute and New Champion En
ters Ring as 11 to 10 Fa
vorite Over Kansas Man.,
EX-CHAMPION SUSTAINS -BROKEN
JAW IN FIRST
Floored Five Times by Heavy '
Blows to Face and Body
Before End of First Three
Minutes of Fighting. v N
BY KID GRAVES.
Former Welterweight Champion.
Toledo, O., July 4. (Special Tele- -gram.)
Jack - Dempsey stands as
the premier heavyweight of the uni
verse by' virtue of his three-round v
defeat of Jess Willard in the Bay
view arena here Friday afternoon.
For the first time in the history :
of the boxing game the challenger
entered the ring the favorite in thfc
betting over the champion. The
betting switched at the last minute
and the new champion was" made an
11 to 10 favorite. Earlier in the :
day Willard had been on the long
end of the money, the ,odds stand
itiR at 10 to 7.
While I predicted" that Willard
would be the winner, I am free to "
acknowledge that I made a mistake.
With the man of my choice losing j
the title mill, I still claim to be some ' '
little prognostigator in the boxing
game,' for I also declared that !
Dempsey might fool us and that the
man that landed the first good punch
would be the winner. The result
bears out my claim in thisjast. The -man
that landed the - first good -purtcli
won the fight.
Challenger Fooled Willard.
I thought Willard would prevent
Dempsey from scoring heavily long
enough for him to put one of his
own heavy wallops across, the chal
lenger fooled Willard by slamming
at his body while the bigger man
was jabbing lightly to the face. Sud-N
denly he shot a left hook to .Jess's V
jaw that was"-the first good 'punch
of the fight, and Willard sank to the
floor, badly rattled and almost out.
It developes later that this blow had
broken his jaw.
Willard rose slowly-tdTiis feet and
Jack jumped in with another left
swing to the jaw and Willard
dropped again. He staggered to his
feet and made a feeble attempt at
defense but, after a' few blows,
Dempsey reached his jaw again, this
time with a right, and Willard went
back to the ropes and fell to the ;
He climbed up again and clinched
but Jack shook him off and planted
another left to the jaw and for the
fourth time he kissed the canvass.
He rose once more and while leaning
half, over the 'ropes, Dempsey
slugged him once more and he went
downvunable tq arise, but the bell
came to his rescue and by aid of the
ropes he climbed up and staggered
to his corner. v . ";
Dempsey Rushes Opponent
When the bell rang for the open- ,
ing of the second round, Dempsey .
(Continued on Pay Fire, Joluma Ttarty'
'Fall of Champion Is
Smiles as Hits Land
By KID GRAVES.
Toledo, O., July 4. The fall
of the former champion was as
pitiful as the rise of , the new
king pin of the heavies was spec
tacular. Willard entered the
ring smiling and confident, with
no thought of the impending dis
aster. He stabbed a light jab at
Jack and larlel easily and"
grinned. He ""tried a light one.
Two punches had landed, caus
ing another, grin, even though
Dempsey landed on the body. ,
Thesmile was still on his face
whenv he was on the floar, his
eyes glazed, and his smile mak
ing him look actually silly. The
blows of Dempsey were so fast
and hard that Willard was taken
by surprise of the greatest na
ture. Jack's hitting surprised
even his backers. It was'harder
by far than was ever anticipated.
A few days ago, Jack Kearns,'
speaking for Dempsey, agreed to
meet Georges Carpenter in this
same arena within 60 days, or
any other heavyweight that Tex
Rickard can get to meet him.yC
bout within that time for a newly
crowned champion is a thing uit
heard of in pugilistic annals anch
should the bout be arranged.
Jack will undoubtedly prove to
the boxing fans of the country
that he is a real fighting- cham-'
pion and one of the greatest tl
tle'liolders the heavyweight class
has ever had. v
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