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TIIE MORNING OliEGONIAN, SATURDAY,
FRED FULTON SIGHS
TO TilEET CHAMPION
Willard Not Thoroughly Satis
fied With Contender's Agree
. ment to Aid Red Cross.
20-ROUND BOUT NAMED
New Orleans Promoter Offers to
Stage Fight Gratis Jess to In
sist That Challenger Giro All
His Purse to War Work.
T"red Fulton has signed to box Jess
Willard 20 rounds for- the world's titls
In New Orleans.
EomoTiick Tortorich, New Orleans
promoter, has telegraphed to Ed W.
Smith, Chicago referee and sporting
writer, that he has Fulton's signature
to an agreement for the bout.
Willard, who is in Chicago, declared.
however, that the terms of agreement
signed by Pulton evaded the condition
stipulated wmn he announeed bis wil
ltngness to fight for the benefit of the
"He says that he win give half of
his winning's to the Red Cross," says
"Willard. "That doesn't suit me at all.
I an giving; all of my end, so why
shouldn't he do the jamer
Tortorich's telegram says that the
club would allow 70 per cent of the
gross to the fws fighters.
"Should Fulton win," said the tele
gram, "he agrees to give half of bis
end to the Red Cross. If Willard wins
he can give ail of his money to the
same society, Mv services as the pro
moter and the club's organization aa
helpers in staging tbe battle would be
donated. There will b some necessary
expenses and after these" have been re
ducted all of the profits will be handed
over to the same cause."
Willard expressed some satisfaction
over the telegram.
"That is .getting closer to it," said
Willard, "but at the same time Fulton
evades the real point of my offer. He
Isn't a real American citizen or he
would give all of his end to the Red
Cross. 1 have always doubted whether
Fulton could pluck up enough courage
to box me. He may have signed, but
what he signed is not in accordance
with the conditions that I insist upon."
Willard's position is set forth in the
following dispatch, from. Chicago to
day: "Jess Willard, who soma time ago, in
announcing his terms for a proposed
boxing contest for the benefit of the
Red Cross, is said to have stipulated
that the bout should not be more than
.10 rounds and that his title should not
be at stake, today declared his only
requirement now is that the contest
shall be for the world's championship.
Willard denied that he had ever stipu
lated that the contest should not be
a championship affair. He also said
the Red Cross bad never refused to
accept the offer from him and that he
thought reports that the National
headquarters had declined to let the
organization be the beneficiary of such
a contest were unfounded."
Edward J. O'Connell, manager of the
Northwest Athletic Club, announces
that he has Joe Rivers signed to box
for him at his next show. Several oth
er local promoters have been after the
services of Rivers, without success, and
now the reason can be seen. O'Connell
probably will use Rivers with Johnny
George Moore, of the Golden West
Athletic Club, which will stage a box
ing show at the Eleventh-street Play
house on January 11, still is undecided
on an opponent for Alex Trambitas in
his main event. Frankie Farren, the
crack San Francisco lightweight, con
sidered one of the best 133-pounders
in California, has an edge on the match
and most likely will be the boy Moore
. . .
National Army men from Camp Grant
and Camp Custer will meet in a series
of boxing matches, if plans being for
mulated by Danny Goodman, boxing in
structor at Camp Grant, are carried
out. Goodman announced the other day
that he is arranging a boxing tourna
ment between soldiers of the two
camps. The contestants will range from
Charley White, Chicago's best-known
lightweight boxer, is boxing instruc
tor at Camp. Custer. Battle Creek, Mich.
White was originally boxing instructor
at Camp Grant, but was transferred to
Camp Custer. Goodman, another Chi
cago lightweight, who has been a sol
dier at Camp Grant for some time,
succeeding him as instructor. White
was not at all pleased by the change
and now if the boxers of the two camps
clash there will be something doing in
the line of real mixing. Incidently.a
main event between White and Good
man would.be in order.
MARINES TO PLAY BASEBALL
League Organized Among 2000 Men
at Mare Island Station.
Parents of the many Oregon boys
now at Mare Island, Cal., will be inter
ested to learn that Duffy Lewis, hero
of more than one world's series, has
organized a baseball league on the
Island. There are 2000 enlisted men
at that station, and every one of them
must participate in the games.
From world's series players down
through the ranks of the minor
leaguers and amateurs, to the men
who have never even witnessed a base
ball game all are to play in the great
The play will start immediately.
After eight week of play under the
elimination "lose-and-out" system, an
island championship series will be
played between the two teams having
the highest percentage of victories.
With Duffy Lewis, the idol of Bos
ton, back of the-scheme, something
really worth while wllL be evolved be
yond a doubt. The Marines themselves
are enthusiastic over the prospect, and
are working hard getting the many
teams in shape.
Merrick and Wood Win.
Carl Merrick and "Walter Wood com
posed the winning team in the special
doubles bowling matches on the Port
land alleys Thursday night. Franklin
and Moore were second, while Hingley
and Estes placed third. The doubles
eores were as follows: Merrick-Wood,
'253. 433. 899, 395, 425, 883. total 2387;
Franklin-Moore, 860, 349. 8(5, 157, S61,
422. total 2214: Hingley-Estes, ISO, S50,
351, 423. 364, 354. total 2192.
Shoot Will lie Held Tomorrow,
A EO-target shoot with a 5 merchan
dise order as the prize for the highest
gun will be held tomorrow morning at
the grounds of the Portland Gun Club
at Jenne Station. The shoot will
ftart at 10 o'clock. Two other prizes
will be given far the next best shots. A
new feature to be introduced in this
meet is the "added bird handicap"
which is designed to place good and
puor shots oa an even plane.
AMERICAN TENNIS STARS TO
HAWAII TO GET STARS
Tennis Luminaries Will Play at
MARY BROWNE GOING ALONG
Portland Sport Enthusiasts Will
Watch With Interest Play of
Young Callfomlan Against
Her Old Opponent.
HONOLULU. T. II., Dec. 1 (Special.)
-Preparations 4iave been completed
to bring Miss Mary Browne, Molla BJur-
stedt, Nat Browne and Claude Wayne,
mainland tennis stars, to this city 'for
the big carnival in February, 1918.
Portland tennis enthusiasts will
watch with Interest play in the Hono
lulu carnival, as Miss Browne has many
friends here, who met her when she and
Mrs. Thomas C. Bundy, formerly Miss
May Sutton, made a trip here on
their way to the Tacoma tournament a
few years ago, where they took every
thing in sight, as usual.
There are many experts who declare
that Miss Browne, who has developed
wonderful knack at the game,
through the daily tutelage of her
brother, Nat. is now much the superior
of Miss Bjurstedt, the Norwegian girl.
whose entrance into American tennis
circles three years ago has been the
talk of the tennis world.
The play of the duo at the Hawaiian
carnival may develop a change in the
style of both girls, but the fact that in
this years tournaments throughout the
East and some in the West Miss
Browne won the greater number of
matches may Indicate that the Norse
lady has met ther better.
The situation seems to be much the
same as when the former Mrs. Hazel
Hotchkjss. of Berkeley, and Mrs. Bundy,
then MIbs Sutton, were playing nip
and tuck, there then being many who
observed that Miss Hotchkiss, in many
ways, was the superior of Miss Sutton.
Be that as it may, the fact was not
definitely established, for the losses
and victories were about equally di
vided. BOXER HAS EYELIDS LOOSENED
Giis Christie TTndergoes Operation
to Remedy Defect.
Fighters have had all kinds of oper
ations to Improve their ring strength,
but it remains for Gus Christie, of Mil
waukee, to spring a new one.
Christie has had his eyebrows cut
open and the bone immediately under
neath scraped off. This was neces
sary because with each succeeding bat
tle Gus was finding that his eyelids
were getting tighter and he feared
that within a short time he would
scarcely be iable to look between the
narrowing lids. .
The operation was an entire success
and now Gus announces that he is
ready for any of them.
GIRL BREAKS SWIMMING MARK
Eleanor Lyser Does Hundred Yards
in 1:17 at Honolulu.
HONOLULU, T. H., Dee. 28. (Spe
clal.) Miss Eleanor Lyser broke the
Hawaiian swimming record of 100 yards
for women at the T. M. C. A. tank here
last night, defeating Miss Josephine
Hopkins, the former title holder, and
making the distance in 1:17. Ludy
Langer, .famous Los Angeles swimmer.
ana uuice Kaiianamoltu, world s cham
plon, both appeared in the meet. In the
600-meter event Langer came within
8 4-8 seconds of breaking the reoord,
held by Herbert Vollmer,
Lefts and Rights.
"Porky Flynn, who fought Fred
Fulton recently, in answering a
query relating to Fulton's ability, de
clares that he waa in. the ring long
enough to knew that Fred was too
good for him. Fulton stopped Flyan. in
three rounds in their last battle.
Phil Salvadore, the Sacramento light
weight, is working in a Los Angeles
shipyard. He is doing quite a bit of
Doxing on the side.
Frankie Fleming, a well-known East
ern lightweight, has been denied ex
emption by a New York board.
After repeated fouling tactics and
cautions from Referee Gardner. .Waiter
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MIsa Molla Bjurstedt.
Mohr, of Brooklyn, was disqualified in
the eighth round of his 12-roundi bout
with Soldier Bartfield, in Providence,
R. I., the other night. The fight was
fairly even, for four rounds, Bartfield's
better condition finally asserting it
Frankie Tucker will meet George
Ingle in Tacoma next Monday night.
Tucker is here at present and is open
to meet any lightweight on the Pacific
Valley Trambitas, the aggressive
Portland middleweight, made a big hit
in San Diego the other night, fighting
under the name of "Fighting" Jimmy
Darcy. Valley stopped a boy by the
name of Ray Jsea.1 in three rounds. The
San Diego fans are clamoring for more
of Trambitas. Neal is the boy Ted
Lewis, welterweight champion of th
world, refused to box, runnlnsr out of
BASKETBALL AT MOUNT ANGEL AT
College Chanpionshii at St. Benedict
Will Be Decided oa January 22,
Track Meet Day.
MOUNT ANGEL. COLLEGE, St. Bene
dict, Or., Dec. 28. (Special.) Basket
ball at Mount Angel is practically at
a standstill, for the present two weeks'
vacation has sent all but a few of the
first team scurrying home to enjoy
the holidays with parents and friends.
Nevertheless preparations are in full
CALL FOR MR. PRIMMt
What may turn out to be a val
uable tip to the management of
the Portland baseball team was
given yesterday by a United
States Customs Inspector. This
official has just returned from
Scobey, Mont., where he has had
his eye on a young shortstop who
has been playing ball in that sec
tion. "The chap is an absolute
wonder at short," said the In
spector. "He covers territory like
Bancroft at his best. I never
saw an infielder like him in any
minor league in the country. His
name is Frank Prtmm and he Is
employed by the Knapp-Crandall
Mercantile Company at Scobey."
Get busy, Mac! We won't have
Hollocher next season, you know.
swing by the few remaining students
to enliven the gymnasium by picking
up scrub teams to keep the two re
maining regulars in trim for the com
ing battles shortly after the opening
of school in January,
Mount Angel College has scheduled
some hard battles. Though but one
regular showed up for the praetlce at
the beginning of the year things have
been brightened up considerably by the
wonderful work of two of the new
men. Captain Classic, a farmer Chris
tian Brothers' player, aws the lone
regular to appear on the gym floor
when the coach issued his oall for
men. His fine playing at center has
been of great aid to the coach in plac
ing his team on the credit side of the
percentage column, Rassier, ef Min
nesota, and Hannah, of Independence,
Or., have showa up far better than
has been expected,
Handball pervaded the alleys ef the
gym more especially this last Fall
than any former year. The names of
Dunn, Koppert, of Portland; Koroll,
Moffenbier, Engerstberger, ef Port
land, are familiar names to enthu
siasts of the handball courts.
The championship of- the college will
be decided January 22, the day of the
annual track meet. Unless a dark horse
appears, it will remain for one of the
above mentioned six to take the pen
nant. Bead The Oregonlaa classified ads.
FOR SUNDAY JA1T
Party of 57 Persons Agrees to
Take Hike to Marmot in
Bull Run Reserve.
SNOW SPORT IS PLANNED
Hikers, 22 of Whom Are Women,
Will Go Equipped for Alpine
Weather Committee Arranges
Fifty-seven Mazamas, 22 of them
women and girls, had signed up last
night for the week-end Bull Run hike.
The party will leave First and Alder
streets today in three sections, at
12:45, 8:45 and, 6:65 P. M. taking the
lnterurban cars to Bull Run. From
the station they will walk seven miles
to the Aschoff Hotel at Marmot.
The city water bureau reported a
foot of snow in the Bull Run reserve
near Marmot yesterday, with more
oomlng down all the time and the
hikers are accordingly going prepared
for Alpine weather.
Programme la Scheduled.
A dance and entertainment at the
hotel are planned for Saturday evening.
The committee plans to spring a num
ber of surprises at the entertainment.
but the names of Albert Brown and
Julia Pratt in the list of reservations
justifies the prediction that at least
part of the evening's fun will be pro
vided by this clever pair of entertainers.
Sunday morning will be spent In
sports in the snow, followed by what
is scheduled as "an exceptionally fine
dinner" at the hotel. The party will
then walk back to Bull Run.
In the first section, which will leave
the olty at 11:45 P. M. reservations
were made by G. L. Raude and family
of four, R. Dunne, Sybil Gibson, Mary
Kelley, Lola Creighton, W. A. Gilmore,
D, T. Kerr, Robert D. Pearcy, Ethel
Loucks, Mary K. Smith, Marguerite
Sulpeta and Frank Redman.
The following signed for the seoond
section, to leave at 8:46: Edith Toung
knantz, M. Sherman, Kan Smith, Alfred
S. Parker, A. Boyd Williams and family
Florence Prevost, Jake Letz, Arthur
Cook, Clarence Hogan, Agnes Lawson.
J. C. Bush, Rose Jansen, II. C. Peterson,
Lillian Miller, Katherine Ryan, Geor-
rene Case, Nan Allard and Harold
Reeervatloas An Blade.
The following made reservations for
the 6:66 o'clock train: G. W. Smith. L.
Webster, G. Grandy, A. Crowe, Eugene
Wunder, Charles Gale and R. Dunne.
Fourteen prospective members of the
party were undecided as to which train
to take. They are: George Mendeth,
Grace Campbell, Harriet Campbell,
Dorothy Scheckner, N. Barbur, C. W.
MoCorkell. Harry Wolbers, Margaret
Griffin, Mary Knapp, Albert Brown,
Julia Pratt, Fred Everson, Vera E.
Taylor and M. Blacklnton.
McCredie, Busy Adviser, but
Still Loyal Fan.
Judge Holds Ilia Own Well Under
Press of Questionnaires and Base,
ball News at Board Headquarters
at Multnomah Hotel.
.JUDGE McCREDIE in?" Inquired
tf he reporter, gliding Into 825
Teon building disguised as an April
"No," said the Goddess' of the Desk,
eyeing the dripping individual with
disfavor, "he is not. He's acting on Le
gal Advisory Board No. 5 down at the
"Oh." remarked the reported bril
liantly, and rode out on the crest of
Ten minutes later he appeared at the
board headquarters. The room was
filled with young men waiting advice
about filling out their questionnaires.
With the charming shyness peculiar to
reporters, he bucked the line, climbed
over a table and arrived at the side of
the Judge. .
' "Lo, Judge," he greeted. "What's the
The Judge was busy, but the reporter
didn't mind. It didn't bother him a bit.
"Well," smiled Judge McCredie, "Billy
Sullivan got another vote."
"Who voted for him?"
"Six dependent cousins?" inquired the
Judge, addressing the gentleman with
the troubled' countenance and the ques
tionnaire across the table. "Oh," said
the Judge," looking over the top of his
spectacles at the reporter, "Frank S.
Grant, chairman of this board, did.",
"If you wrote your middle initial c
your draft card, you'll have to fill it
in on your questionnaire," announced
the Judge with finality. Again, how
ever, he was addressing the young man
across the table.
"Eh" he said, turning to the inter
viewer, "anything else? Oh, yes. Gus
Fisher received six votes. Get one let
ter this morning '. boosting Gus and
signed by six fans. No, I don't remem
ber their names. Letter's up at my
office safe. I'll give it to you romor
row. No, I can't give you the combina
tion of my safe."
"What was your grandmother's name
before she was married?" the Judge
was asking the harassed young man
with the questionnaire as the reportei
climbed over the table, gracefully
knocked over a chair and made for the
FREEP0RT PEOPLE TO HELP
Manufacturers Pledge Support to
Government During War.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 20. Manufactur
ers of Freeport, 111., who have organ
ized an association to aid the Govern
ment in the war, arrived here reaently
to tender the manufacturing facilities
of the city for any purpose which the
Government may require.
The delegation, headed by Douglas
Pattlson, will confer with W. fl, Clif
ford, director of the Couneil of National
Defense, and heads of ether Govern
ment departments tomorrow,
COAL WASTE IS DEPLORED
Engineers Explain. Hew Fuel Can Be
Conserved Daring War,
NEW YORK. Deo, B8. The serviee ef
the engineer to the public in times of
crisis was the general theme of the ses
sions of the annual meeting of the
American Society of Mechanical En
gineers at the Engineering Societies
building, 29 West Thirty-ninth street.
Dr. Ira N. Hollis, of "W orcester Poly
technic Institute, president of the so
ciety, spoke on "Universal Publio Serv
ice in Peace and, War.".
Dr. Hollis predicted that unless the.
Government took steps to insure that
men with engineering training were
fitted into that branch of the military
organization for which they were adapt
ed, privately endowed and managed en
gineering scheels would be forced, tc
give up their work, and this would
make it necessary for the Government
to organize special institutions to teach
what the engineering schools were new
teaching. He deplored the system which
took a man from eivil life and placed
him at the head ef such departments as
the War' and Navy without requiring
special qualifications of any kind.
Gane Dunn, president of the J. G.
White Engineering Company, spoke on
"The Engineering Societies in the Na
tional Defense," and Dr. Charles 8.
Howe, president ef Case School of Ap
plied Belenoe, delivered an address on
"Special Education In Time of War,"
Other speakers were Dr. W. H. Jordan,
'Walter R, McClure. First Lieu
tenant - With Expeditionary
Korcea, Who Writes of Bipe
riences. of the New Tork Agricultural Experi
ment Station; Dr. L. P. Breckenrldge, of
Yale University: C. E. Skinner, of the
WeatlnghouBe Electrlo & Manufacturing
Company; William P. Kennedy. Maior
L. B. Moody, Professor W. F. Durand.
and Leonard Metcalf.
David Moffat Myers, of New York.
submitted a paper on preventable waste
of coal in the United States, in which
he made the assertion that, by employ
ing proper operating methods in boiler
plants, it would be possible to save at
least 10 per cent of the coal now burned
for ' steam-making purposes. Such a
saving would amount to a quarter of a
billion dollars a year, and would be
equivalent to 1,000,000 60-ton carloads
in a year, or all the coal-carrying ca
pacity of the Pennsylvania Railroad
east of Pittsburg. E. C. Freeland. of
Baton Rouge, La., showed in a paper
how the use of bagasse, or megasse. as
it was sometimes called, would effect
an enormous saving in fuel in the
E. T. Adams, of Syracuse. N. Y.. out
lined in a paper the reasons for the in
crease in the use of steam-driven
trucks, pleasure cars, and tractors, and
predicted that recently perfected de
signs of such vehicles would have a
profound Influence on the automobile
The afternoon session was devoted to
the discussion of codes prepared by the
sub-committees on protection of indus
trial workers, and safety standards for
elevators and woodworking machinery.
lhe society will hold its annual busi
ness meeting tomorrow, followed by an
address by Professor Dexter S. Kimball,
of Cornell University.
H. L, Gantt will present a paper on
Expenses and Costs." He holds that
preventable wastes and inefficiencies
will not be accepted as a legitimate
part of the cost of an article, and that
we may in the near future be compelled,
on account of the shortage of material
and labor, to deny to manufacturers
material and labor unless they use
them both efficiently. With a shortage
of coal, for Instance, it is almost sure
that the priority board will in the near
future give preference to those plants
which use their coal efficiently. Under
these conditions, the necessity for an
accounting system which lays bare
preventable wastes becomes evident.
DISTRICT SEES PROHIBITION
Two Go to Jail for Getting "Wet" In
WASHINGTON, Dec. 20. Two men
were sentenced to serve terms in Jail,
two were granted motions for Jury
trials, one was granted a motion for a
new trial after being sentenced and
one was placed on parole for violation
of the Sheppard "dry" law.
John W. Stewart. 18 years old, and
John F. Bowman, both colored, re
ceived the jail sentences. Police' Ser
geant Davis produced in court two
half-pint flasks labeled "Mt. Vernon
Rye Whisky." which, he testified, he
had obtained by furnishing money to
Charles Hawkins, colored, who bought
one bottle from each defendant. Hawk
ins corroborated the sergeant's testi
mony. Each prisoner was sentenced to
serve two months in Jail and to pay a
$500 fine. In default of the fines each
will serve four months.
Isaiah T. Shepherd. . colored, had a
stormy time when he drove a Treasury
truck into an automobile, through a
fence and finally into a pounding ma
chine of the Capital Traction Company,
at Nineteenth street near Pennsylvania
avenue Northwest, while intoxicated.
He was sentenced to six months in Jail.
COMIIKBY WOULD GIVE! r0,600
FOR RED SOX' STAR
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CHICAGO, Deo. 28. Charles A;
Comiskey, owner of the White
Sox, has offered $50,000 for Joe
Bush, pitcher of the Boston
Americans, according to H, H,
Frazee, president ef the Boston
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OREGON BOY WRITES
Walter R. McClure, In France,
TRIP IS MADE UNDER FIRE
In Letter to Karl Onthank at Uni
versity Soldiers In Command Are
Praised and Experience of
Varied Nature Related.
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON. Eugene,
Dec." 28. (Special.) The following
letter has been received from First
Lieutenant Walter R. McClure, now
with General Pershing In France, by
Karl Onthank, secretary to President
Campbell at the university. McClure.
who is a graduate of the university in
the class of 1913, is remembered as
one of the most tireless distance run
ners ever known on the Coast. The
letter, which is dated November 27,
Am Just back from a trip almost to Ger
many. Gained a lot of experience and
taught a bunch of Fritzles that they were
not to plant corn in "No Man's Land." I
don't know how many w g-0t. as they
packed all of them back. My company
had three killed and five wounded. I al
most left a widow, but didn't, as the shrap
nel didn't guess Just where I was, and be
sides I didn't have time or sense enough
to "tie up" when I had a chance. We
had weeks of sas, fire, froat. shrapnel, and
everything else the "Boche" and elements
could rive us.
We are in. Winter quarters now and will
probably stay till Spring comes. We ought
to put on a real creditable show In May or
June, it the war lasts that long. I fear
the Italian situation has put off the end
for one year, still on man's guess is as
good as another's.
Maybe you remember that when I was
a senior I was too bashful to try to grow
a "hirsute appendage." I've got one now
and it fits fairly well; still my lip Isn't
burdened very much. It is to stay until
the Colonel turns by Captaincy loose, and
as X passed all exams and have commanded
a battalion 1 see no reason why I am not
at liberty soon to patronize the barber. .
I found that a few of my men were gar
rison and not field soldiers, but as a rule.
there was less eold-footedneas than in other
companies, and we got moat of the ex
I hear we are to have turkey for Thangs
giving but I want to see it first. Eats are
good and we are beginning to get what
clothing we need. Shoes are the big trou
ble. All feet seem to have grown two sizes
here. Mine have, anyway. It must be the
molBture and heavy packs.
We had quite a snow today. Made me
hunt up my fur-llned underwear. This
climate Is colder than Oregon. Wool is
needed the year around.
The papers say that each soldier hers
gets a Christmas present. Hope mine has
something warm in it. I am afraid the
fairy knit socks, etc., stay in the states
for the draft Army.
Now have nine lieutenants in the com
pany. Most of them are U. 8. R. lieutenant?
attached for experience, and it Is my busi
ness to see that they get it.
Penn Chess Players Win.
NEW YORK, Dec. 28. Chess players
of the University of Pennsylvania by
defeating the team representing the
College of the City of New York three
games to one, in the final round of the
19th. annual tournament of the Triangu
lar College Chess League, today, won
permanent possession of the Rice tro
phy. Pennsylvania haw won the trophy
three years ini succession.
Kahananmkn Out of Contest.
HONOLULU. T. H., Deo. 28. (Spe
cial.) Duke Kahanamoku, world's
champion swimmer, has announced
that he will not go to. the mainland
next year to compete In the swimming
races. According to dispatches from
the Coast he was expected to appear in
1918, but he has officially denied the
rumor that he would leave Honolulu.
Ben Burns Takes Bride.
HONOLULU. T. H.. Dec. 28. (Spe
cial.) Ben Burns, discoverer of Willie
Ritchie, once lightweight champion of
the world, has returned to Honolulu,
bringing to the Honeymoon Isle a
LIQUOR BAR TO MARRIAGE
New York Man Explains Situation
Before Police Judge.
NEW YORK, Dec. 18. For two long
years Denby Boyle has traveled up
and down the land in quest of a wife
who would save him from himself.
Days have come when victory seemed
Just beyond his finger tips; then, as if
by magic, victory turned to defeat. He
admitted it In the Elizabeth (N. J.)
City Court yesterday.
"What," said Judge Mahon, "you here
again, Dennis Boyle? Is it not a fact
that two years ago, or such a matter,
I sentenced you to find a wife and
wed, so that you might be enabled to
free yourself from liquor and lead a
"Righto. Judge, zhat's what you did."
"And here you are again. What Is
"Whazhat las'. Judge?"
"I say. what is your explanation?"
"Y"ronner," the prisoner replied,
"z impossible. Impossible. I've tried
everplace. Tried 'em tall and" tried 'em
thin; tried 'em blon' an' tried "em
burnet; tried "em old and tried 'em fries
you know. Judge zchicken."
"They all say to me, 'Dennie, ol' kid,
nix on the marryin' talk. You're a
boozher.' Then they laugh an' I never
see 'em again."
The Judge bit his lip to keep from
laughing. Dennis held to a chair to
keep from falling.
"You have one more chance to find
a wife,"- the prisoner heard the court
say. "One more chance, Dennis Boyle,
and then the limit."
ENGINEER DIES IN WRECK
Wheel Breaks and Locomotive Over
turns on Street Crossing.
CHICAGO, Deo. 18. A locomotive of
the Mlahlgan Central Railroad on the
Illinois Central tracks overturned at
Forty-third street recently. The en
gineer, John Rising, of 6138 Langley
avenue, was scalded to death. James
Fitzgerald, of 844 East Seventy-first
street, escaped Injury by Jumping.
The breaking of a flange on a wheel
ef the iooomotlve was responsible for
The extreme eold is believed by the
railroad officials to have been respon
sible for the breaking of the flange.
The engine, pulling a number of
empty freight and eattle cars, had Just
taken the curve onto the atookyards
spur when the flange snapped and the
engine fell on the left side,
Fitzgerald promptly leaped, but Ris
ing was caught in the wreokage and
was soon enveloped in esoaping steam.
When aid reached him he was dead.
Traffic on several of the main line
tracks was delayed for half an hour.
Another engineer died during the
day of scalds, He was Ira Kincaide, of
S751 South Kedzie avenue, employed
by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe.
Saturday night, at the crossing at
Fifty-fifth, street and Forty-sixtk ave-
nue, the cab of his locomotive was
struck by an Indiana Harbor Belt
The impact broke the water gauge
in the locomotive and before Kincalde
could escape he had been fatally
BONBONS ARE UNDER BAN
Creams Practically Eliminated From
NEW YORK, Dec. 17. Creams and
sugary bonbons have been practically
eliminated from the caiuy manufac
turers' lists, it was learned are the base
and all fondants, which are the base
of many of the French candies, are also 4
assent from the trays of sweets.
Instead of these holiday offerings the
manufacturers are providing candies
filled with nuts or cocoanut or made
almost entirely of chocolate.
Sugar scarcity is given as the reason
for this change in the variety of can
dies. Some of the big manufacturers
are getting less than half of their
sugar allotment. The result is that
many of the allied trades are doing less
business than ever before at this time
of year, which is usually their busiest.
Paper box manufacturers are .suffering
probably more than the other allied
industries, as the demand for holiday
candy boxes has decreased greatly.
Frank C. Lowry, chairman of the dis
tribution committee of the American
suger refiners' committee, said yester
day that 60 trucks have been distribut
ing the Russian sugar recently re
leased by the food administration. It
will take until Monday at least to get
this to the various districts where
sugar has been especially scarce.
The city is getting 4800 tons of the
16,000 tons released. The rest was sent
to some of the New England cities, Mr.
VERSATILE CRIMINAL DEAD
Samuel Crawford Said to Have
Robbed Women of Million.
NEWBURGH. N. Y., Dec 20. After
a spectacular career of crime as a fake
clergyman, forger,, bigamist, and flim
flam raer. Samuel Oakley Crawford, also
known as Rev. Arthur Worthington, is
dead here of heart disease.
Death came suddenly 15 minutes aft
er a Wilmington, Del., woman identi
fied him as the man who recently fled
with her $500 savings after a brief
courtship. It is said that the shock
produced by the visit of the woman
caused hi death.
Crawford leaves a long string of
"wives," it is said. Eight of them are
still living. Using, among others, the
names of Major S. B. Walton, General
A. B. Ward, and the Rev. Arthur
Worthington, Crawford marrlert more
than a dozen girls and women. In
every Instance, with one exception,
they had money and after getting con
trol of It he deserted.
By exercising his cleverness as a
forger, he is said to have mulcted sums
aggregating at least $1,000,000 from his
He was expelled from the church
here by the presbytery last October and
from that time his name became no
torious. He was charged among other
things with blasphemy, because he
claimed "Never in all my life have I
committed an act to cast dishonor or
discredit upon the name of Chriet."
JUMP FROM WINDOW FATAL
Brooklyn 3Ianufacturer Suicide Be
cause of Financial TTonble.
NEW YORK. Dec 17. Louis Slo
nimsky. 65 years old, a manufacturer
of 2373 Eighty-third street. Brooklyn,
committed suicide by Jumping from a
window on the 14th floor of the office
building at 35 Nassau street. His body
struck a wire netting over the glass
covered roof of the interior entrance
and virtually every bone in his body
According to James H. Frier, a mem
ber, of the law firm of Cass & Apfel,
who made the identification, Mr. Slo
nimsky was a member of the firm do
ing business as the Royal Button
Works at 35 West Twenty-first street,
and had consulted them recently rela
tive to financial difficulties of the firm,
for which a receiver had been ap
pointed several days ago. Today he
called and after consulting with one
of the members of the law firm left
the offices and went to the 14th floor
and Jumped from a window in the hall
way. He left a wife and four children.
WHOLE FAMILY AT FRONT
Father, Two Sons, Daughter All
Serving IT. S. in France.
MARQUETTE, Mich.. Dec. 21 The
family of William Piggott, of Negau
nee, can boast of being probably the
only entire family in the United States
in the service of the Nation.
.Every member, including the father,
two sons, and a daughter, are now
William Plggott; the father, being an
expert railroad man, is now in France
with the Railroad Corps. His youngest
son Joined the regulars and was one
of the first men to set foot on French
The daughter then Joined the Ameri
can Hospital service, and is over in
France now with the unit endowed by
Miss Hill, daughter of the late James
The oldest son Joined the National
Guard and, according to word received
in Negaunee today by friends, has
reached France aa a part of the Rain
SOLDIER SEEKS RELEASE
Newcastle Man Attempts to Side
step Alimony During War.
NEWCASTLE, Pa., Dec 22. Applica
tlon was made by C. C. Grill, surety
for his son, Lon C. Grill, now a mem
ber of the United States Army, for
suspension of an order made several
months ago by the local court that Lon
H. Grill pay $10 a month to his wife,
from whom he is separated.
It was contended at the hearing by
Attorney Edwin K. Logan, on behalf
of the wife, that Lon Grill has prac
ticed fraud in getting into the Army,
stating that he was unmarried, with no
person dependent on him.
It was asserted that Grill waa two
months behind in his payments when
he enlisted and his father should be
held for the payments as surety.
ONE-LEGGED MAN PATRIOT
Georgia Citizen, Determined to Do
Bit, Asks to Serve as Fireman.
FORT MePHERSON, Ga, Dec 15. c.
B. Fink, 8K, Is determined not to be a
slacker. . He has but one leg and the
toil of boxmaklng has told on his gen
eral health and one-legged men are
unsuitable for trench work. But Fink
has asked Major G. V. Heidt to enlist
him as a fireman.
"I can sure make a boiler hum," he
deolared, and said his employment as a
fireman would release a man for active
service. The matter has been taken up
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