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   Fort Wayne Weekly Sentinel (Newspaper) - April 5, 1915, Fort Wayne, Indiana                               You don't have to play poker with a man to win his friendship KENT FAIR WEATHBE FORECAST FOB FOBT WAYNB AND VICINITY. PARTLY CLOUDY TONIGHT; TUESDAY, FAIR; NOT MUCH CHANGE IN TEMPERATURE The Seatinel is the Only Evening Newspaper in Fort Wayne Receiving the Associated Press News Dispatches ESTABLISHED 3833 MONDAY EVENING, APRIL 5, 1915. DAILY. 1 CENT. SATURDAY, 6 IT COSTS ONLY ONE CENT P6R WORD t YOU QET JUST -WHAT YOU WANT THROUGH THE. OLUMNS I' 't- If 5 i '..--'-V i.' THE NEW HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION. White Challenger Wrests Championship from Negro Battler in Gruelling Contest at Havana I Loss of Life in Storm on the Atlantic Mounting to Frightful Total. FEAR EXPRESSED FOR MANY OTHERS Ringside, Oriental Park, April Willard, of Kansas, is the new world's champion heavyweight pu- gilist. Ho knocked out Jack Johnson, holder of the title, in the twenty-sixth round of a scheduled 45-round go here this afternoon hefore spectators. The knock-out was a terrific right iwing to Johnson's jaw. Fighters Entei the Ring. Johnson entered the ring at p. m. At or New York time, John- son made his appearance, being applaud- ed by the Cubans. One minute later he crawled through the ropes clad in a gray bathrobe and wearing his usual golden smile. The negro's first move was to ascertain where his wife was located. Willard entered the ring at Ii20 p. m. Four minutes later prolonged yelling and cheering announced appearance of The crowd went wild over the young fight giant, screaming and hand- clapping as he crawled through the ropes. Willard wore a heavy red sweater, blue trousers and black sombrero. In the challenger's corner were the follow- Ing' -seetnidtf! Jones, Wglard's manager; Tex' O'Rourke, ra'd Walter -MonahanV Objects Spectator. Johnson, seconded by Tom Flanagan, 3eorge Munroe, Sara McVey, Dava Mills, Colin Bell and Bob Armstrong. Die two pugilists shook hands for the movies. The ring gradually cleared of ill except Referee Jack Welsh, seconds principals. Johnson objected to ft woman specta- tor in the press ringside stand and she retired to an adjacent box. The negro stripped his bathrope and was clad in bright blue trunks and no belt, Willard wore dark blue trunks and an American at his waist as ft belt. The seconds carefully inspected adjustments of gloves. The negro appeared consiaeramy heavier. At the ring was ordered cleared. The pugilists then shook hands. Time was called at New York time, Havana has been stirred by this event more than by any other thing of re- cent years and-dawn found the city fully awake to the unusual occurrence of the day. The down town fight head- quarters were crowded with ticket buy- ers and the morning saw the arrival in Havana of wealthy Cubans from all over the island. Anxious About Cash. Johnson prepared cooly to defend his title. His only indication of nervous- ness was over the exact moment Jack Curley and other backers of the fight would arrive at his headquarters with the cash named in the negro's contract as signed in Paris. This very Important event was set for 11 o'clock. Johnson chatted and laughed with the men about him during his prepara- tions for the trip to "the ring as if he had not a care in the world. This su- preme self-confidence is rated as one of the champion's best asseta, especially against a man of nervous temperament. Loath to Disclose Plans, Williard retired early last night and declared this morning ho had had a re- freshing sleep. He said he was glad the day of the fight had arrived aa he had been training nearly'nine weeks, first having got in condition to fight nt Juraz, March 6. It was apparent that VVillard was loath to discuss his plan of campaign. He did say, however, that he proposed to go slow and that he ex- pected to take a good deal ,pf punish- ment during the first ten rounds, hop- ing to wear Johnson and get an oppor- to land a knockout blow. WilUrd is Confident. Willard was confident that if he could land two or three rights on Johnson tho fight soon would end. Willard said Johnson's ability as a boxer would give him opportunity to make a better show Ing in the early rounds of the fight, but never in his career had Willard felt any discomfort from any blow delivered .1 on his body, he did iu-t fear John- son's jabs. Willard seemed very fit in- deed when he left his quarters for the park. The inflammation to his eye from the splash of chloroform liniment last night has yielded rapidly to treatment, and it was not believed it will have any ill effects. Seating is Picturesque. The sun broke through a Shipping Badly Hit in Big Gale Along Eastern Coast of U. S. Xew York, April reports received hoe of the effects of the gieat storm nhich swept the Atlantic coast Friday and Sutuiduy indicated that the (Continued on Page 2, Column 6.) Battleship Lord Nelson, Stranded in Dar- danelles, Riddled by Fire from Sultan's Forts. Today's War News Given in Summary. Loss of another member of the allied fleet which is attacking the Dardanelles is reported from Athens, by way of Berlin. The British bat- tleship Lord Nelson is said to have been stranded in the straits and then destroyed by the Turkish forts. A Gorman submarine sank the British steamer Olivine off the Isle of Wight yesterday. The Russian vessel whose sinking was made known last night was identified to- 'day as the bark Hermes. The crewa of both ships escaped. The French war office announced that in the British raid on German positions in Belgium last month two German submarines were destroyed and the naval construction yards at Hoboken damaged badly. It is said that forty German workmen were killed and sixty-two wounded. The German official statement says several attacks by Belgians yester- day were repulsed. In the east no new developments were reported be- yond, the-repulsing of a Russian at- tack near" Berlin, April report received in Berlin from Athens says the British battleship Lord Nelson, stranded inside the Dardanelles straits, has been de- stroyed by the fire of the Turkish guns on shore. This information was given by the Overseas News A council of war held by the British and French admirals, the Athens dis- patch continues, decided to postpone the The Carpathian front is the quaj4flT-; in which a decision of first is expected soon. London seems to confident that the Ruisians bfwA: through into Hungary, but this has been predicted many times before. The Atti- trians aro said to be throwing every available man into the flght at this point so that a hard struggle tsaif bo in prospect. WHAT PARIS CLAIMS. Paris, April French war of-j fice today gave out a report on tha pro-! gress of the fighting which reads: "The military authorities have re-, ceived precise information concerning results of the bombardment carried out by British aviators in Belgium on the 26th of March. A dirigible hangar at Berghen-Ste Agathea was seriously dam--' aged as was the dirigible ship sheltered therein. "At Hoboken the Antwerp naval con- struction ship yards were gutted, two, German submarines were destroyed and a third damaged while forty German workmen were killed and 62 .'wounded." "There is nothing to add otherwise to the report given out last night." He Likes Terre Haute Case to Big Dynamite Con- spiracy. SAYS GOVERNMENT HAS PRO YEN CASE, In Closing Argument U. S, Attorney Ridicules Stanley's Plea. JESS WILLARD. overcast sky as the crowds began to ar- rive at the scene of the fight. The seat- ing for the battle was picturesque. A ring had been erected directly on tho race track in front of the big steel grand stand which furnished the prin- cipal seating facilities. In front of the grandstand the long slope leading to the track was covered with seats liko those of a circus. About the ring boxes were arranged set down on the flat track and more circus seats were in the field. Ringside box seats sold for slope seats cost while wan paid for grandstand seats. From the prices of other seats fell to for general admission, but in ad- (Continued on Page 2, Column B.) Dead; 10 Missing in Illinois Mine Blast Greenville, W-. April men ire known to have perished in an ex- the mine of the Shoal Creek "Joal company near here today. Ten are missing. Tho bodies of the seven men have been recovered. Four hundred men were at work in the -mine when the explosion occurred. The explosion oocunrad 200 under- ground and ft quarter of a mile from the main shaft. Four hundred men had just entered the workings, but all but seven- teen escaped. Tho explosion is believed to have been caused by blackdamp being set off by a miner's lamp. Only a small part of the mine was damaged by the explosion and to-this attributed the small low of life. ing. son left Tin wna 1 HI U. ttllllllUa 11JJ US UlUul BATTLE OF THE scored a left to Johnson's n Fifth Round. PUGS BY ROUNDS poked a light left and r Willard's face. The referee ord fighters to break from a clinch. First smashed hard to Willard's ohnson feinted and landed his drove three blows to the cowb Willard's jaw. Kepeated The champion rushed Wil b. right to Willord'B jaw. The the ropes, scoring punches to 1 and to the body. Willard was bi very nervous. Johnson was The challenger "was rat Willard drove two lefts to boxed like an amateur. ro'a body. Johnson drove right Round. lard's negro was calm at tho opanin Second round. He beat Willard to ohnson easily blocked with a fusillade of lefts. 0 Is, feinting him. out of position Johnson landed a smash to ring right and left to jaw. jaw. Tho negro rubbed 1 lied with a thrashing right to cut lip at every opportunity. to'a body, Johnson then hooted landed throe crashing blows to the stomach. Johnson then unprotected body. At tho the left to body. Willard was hammering hard at 1 nson then drove Willard to the body. The cowboy's loft cl k a tattoo of 'lefts 
                            

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