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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - April 5, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta MON'UAV, APRIL 5, 1915 T II B L E T H R E D A I L V HERALD PAGE JOHNSON-WILLARD FIGHT ROUND BY ROUND J. TODAY BE Chicago, 111., a'- nloetf'Ihis afiernpon, there will be white heavywdlElit champion uf the wond; 1'or, us sure its 1 am nit- ling -here, Jens Wiliiird will bunt .JulnihOh when iiiey meet in Havana today, ;md bent him had; as as the black html. Jeffries, 1FIGHI as bad as Cornell, beat Sullivan and as docialve us rilzsiniDions defeat- cd Corbetl." This (lit! nude bill night by William A. Hrsuly, ;if Jim Carbett unit Jeffrie's in ilielr IH'io days, and a LticutrfaiJ magnate. Johnson Wouldn't Fight in Mexico Because of a Superstitious Belief Hero j.s Ihf juaiilt story of why i Illc For ami liail contJtu- .lack .Jiilinsoii rciusnl lo go lo .Jura-ltd iii tlic warnings ul lircains. liglil. Jjss Willard on of ,j [athcr is lit wasn t H[ IMII.'ND ONI-: Johnson ii-inteil and landed on Wfllaid'n, i.iw. Ucnc-.ii.cil.u with i-iRht to Williiid's jaw. The let- ter was very nervous. Johnson wilt- Willaid drove two lefts U the mvj'o's body. Joliiisuu drove to U'illunl's hodj'. U'JUNU TWO Johnson cusily Williiril'i- leads. him out oF posi .ind and led to the Willard replied wilh a thrashing lo llic iiejirii's hody. .hilinsoii til jcfi tn tlie stomach. John- son landed fcILs to Uie iioriy. Willard Unified. Jnhusiiii then drove Willard In the ropPn wilh a UUoo of loftN to Lhu fiur. IllH'M) THRKIS After much 1'ciiUiii" missed u riyhL iind belli laughed. John- son rushed anil snored a left on thn foody ami a ID lite jaw. Johnson landed a 'icfl on I.he hody. Willanl asked: "Is tlmf thn way you do H1'" KOUNIJ 'I'll lard lunged incfffictii'cly. John- 11 laughed :ii hifc I'liunsy ci'forls. There was miicli fciriLing-. .Ivliuson lauded lei't lo I hi; ribs and swung li Tile negro smashed a. hard right Willard's riiis and drove three sfotes of limes Jinvr Jiail alto ihc cowboy's stomach. Tiic CMIUII- vaniiug from my dead j jiion rushed WilUud tu the f-cur- JoJinscii. and jHiitchi's lo the head and hody. airain he has appeared- to me in i Willard was Imdly dislrcsfii'd. Tlie lie hard as the ebony wood he j drtismli warning. 1 cumc lo challimpcr was rattled and boxi-d like Intel a dream and.that, dream settled J HAS HAD DfflKCT WAIiNIXOS tlic fate of the Juarez quarrel. I JoliiiSJii was willing to listen lo reason and ,was malting hard efforts! start for Mexico But the next day 1he cflcct that berc he was vaua and here lie.. .would' slay. HAS Sl'PKRSTITiOXS OF all SIX r-glo was calm at the opM i much lie received Cur-! ley's, cables and answered bhcm nil to (I.JV ror Tampico, where Curley had, mm waiting for me. I stopped off in Havana one night und lliat of tlie siiUi round, UR heal-Willard I had the dream that settled j to tin; with a fnsiladi- of Ictls. fate of Iliu Junto.', Jn tlic On tliE break Jolmsuu landed a smash Joliusun is A native of Gchcston, inidiflr of the night the form o[ my Texas, the home ui. the moat super-'dead father appeared before me and Klitious iic-gruci; on carih.v Johnson is i gave ILC solemn warning that, my a product uf superstition. The big Mrip to Mrxk'o could result only in black lighter particular form j failure, capture :ind disaster. For of can not understand j one of the few times in my life I certain parts of the scripture. But he heeded his warning and now I find, believes in Uie old voodoo rites, and I out LIiul he was, us usual, right." Keen Interest Shown in Lethbridge Interest in .the Johnson-'ViJliiril Very ivagrrs ivcrc made on the was keen and genotnl in Lethbridge. i result-here: Then; were some: Willanl {Ici-dltl ivire was [bae'iers willing io .bet, but they rrd hot from 8 o'clock (his morning j wanted odds of 3 to I, which., .the pertaining to the Johnsonitcs wi'rc not prone to give. The papers of the were pro- vided wi'L-li erroneous" information lo the jaw. The negro rubbed Will- ard's lip at every, opportunity. The negro lauded tlucc crashing blows tu Willara's unprotected hody. As the bell ranK Johnson was hammering hard at Willard's body. The cowhuy's left chcjk cut. ROUND .Jolinson ivas every aniiiue forcu ihe righting. He nibbed 1 lo ihe roves, sJ.ugRiug v.-ilJi boll) hands repeatedly. Willard's louy 'iefi lem- porarily bliurled the negro's led eye. Juhnson came bacli with a seriua ul! sv.-ijigs ID Willard's body. H was a very clean light so rnr. ROUND EIGHT Willard was gaining confidence and jieople expc-lcd. Jolin- son.'.to wiu; but they almost invari- iiljly hoped': 111 at the white man would Tic proclaimed the victor, not because Saturday as to the time .the right u'.is lo hegiii and. service U-HS Onthe Spur of the Moment You nro In doubt .vlioro to go tor relax- ation 'fc amusement STOP Tonight Keystone Night Noise of Bombs" "The wlili 7000 1'eot of Uie Heat Films to bo obtained AT THE PICTURES LOOK They are all Rood, and the CJau- jiionl GrajjJiio gives Ihc latest War News aud General Npws of Hie World, LISTEN To Empreti Orclieitra Dear Ivlusic. MR. G. E. FLEMING AND MR. E. BADMAN WILL SING TONIGHT THE FIRST BIG BROADWAY STAR FEATURE THREE REELS OF HEART INTEREST Two Women ONE AS WISE AS A SERPENT THE OTHER AS HARMLESS AND AS INNOCENT AS A CHARMS OF ONE LEADS MEN TO DEATH AND CHARMS OF THE OTHER TO LOVE AND HAPPINESS. Broiu'iio Billy's Double Escape "Some Westerner" The New Stenographer A Laugh Promoter Harmony Orchestra JOHNSON .WAS .KNOCKED OUT TODAY BY JESS, WILLARD, TH Lrlecl his hand at forcing Uie j KANSAS .COVVEOY GIANT, IN THE 26TH ROUND OF A SCHEDULED Johnson accepted liis cha'dcnge. The1 pugilists battered tacli oilier across the ring, the negro having the better j'V f I commenced reporting the affair Johnson's cold., but of -.1 hmls ior decided prejudice', against the man and liis notorious actions. Manv, wliu arc- not as a rule intcr- riitcd in affairs oi the ring, uii- iious about Lhr, result- Thfy to hear of Johnson's defeat. A greaL crowd gathered in front 01 Ihu Herald OUicc, where bulletin's ere posted, and whcu was innnunceit tliu winner .ID hysterical 1 scene iv as enacted; Lethbridge Girls Win at Basketball at Taber 'KiUi .1 effective straight lor- Tvai-rt repucsBnlatil'r. llaikeb ball team of UIB l.nlllliriilgtf' girls' gymnasium class frored the llrst goal, inimedialcly F tcr tho. sound of the whistle, in their.. with the Tabor girls on riatur- day niglit at tabcr, which Jed them to victory by 20 to 10. U.K i _. todaj-'s scheduled football games played on the.grounds of tlie JirsL1 named club This ganiK is. (he return one to the game played on New Year's Day and since tlicn the Taber team- lias' shown cgnsiilerable iinprovcnient, es- pecially ia their .guarding. Tln-ir star Cnrwarti, Lolo -Colictt, was -her usual goodifonm, and alLlioiish close- ly cliecked scored three field goals LO LIW IIL-U ,ind two. free rhrows. Colictt right hook Johnson April following arches (he only Taber girl Lo score .dm1- FUtST. DIVISION AsUm: Villa 6, Liverpool 2. llraclfprd City Notts County I. fluroluy JJi-.liliickburn Kovers a. fllielaea 3; Siindcrl'and 0- 'I'lverron 0, Slieflicld Wednesday J..., tlie first half, five points JI. a rftsult or their butter combin- -U. -i, II. New Castle U..-2, U. 0. i Shcflicld V. 'a.'flra'rtfbtd' 2. Tolteiilia'm-.JI. 1, llolton 2, SECOND WV.ISIOiN Ilarnslcy- a, ICuihain 2. Hrislol C 1, The, 1.' Bury Chipton Orient 0.; (rlossdp (ii'inifiby .Town fi, Lincoln City 1. Jluddcrstiftlil U, Derby County 0. Leicester V. S; Stockport County 'I. Xottinfeliaiii I, Hull City. 1. I'rcstoii tS'. 'K. 2, Leeds Cily 0- Gillinghaiu 1, trUiillianipton 0. Jjrighlon 2f- Heading 0. (Jarriitl.C. Common 0. KjEcter -City 1, Bristol Hovers 0. Toft'n ;i, jMlllwnll A. I'nrUmoulh 1, Queen's Park K. 1. Town Southern 11. u. We'sUiam United 'J, Wctford 0. NorUmniplon I. re tlic gue football ation Avorfc the were iihlc to work the iiall .well forward, and Ada Sturray .bying in licr posi- tion near the basket: each .time, scut-' ed two field gnato, and with a free throw .made a total of ,fivc points, to her credit during tlic first half. The .centre, Edna Henderson, the first, scored.'a splcn- of ii. Willard -landed on Johnson's mouth. Then. Jolinson unpercnt Wil- lard over the head. Willard bounced off the ropes and landed a left io the jtfw. Tlie round was ended with the uegro swinging blows to WfKaid's head. IIOU.VJ) NINE Willard assumed Hift apFrcssive. Johnson started of (lie cowboy's cars bleeding. Tlic champion landed frfiqueiitly Ijnc Ijis olows appeared to lack their old time power. Amidst feinting. Hie crowd "Kill the black near." Johnson immediate- ly started a rally by driving three hard hooks lo Willard's stomach, ROUND TEX Johnson was slow in coming from his corner. scored two lefts t to tlie face' Jesse blocking bet- ter as his nervousness wore John- son .swung a left to AVil'iard's ribs ami got in a half dozen blows to .Willard's hody and jaw. The negro blocked Willard lo tlie ropns with a swing to the stomach. A hard right chop stag- gered Willard. ROUND ELEVEN' The crowd- derided Johnson, .who was fighting -and .answering them at the same time. W'illard drove a left to the" negro's mouth and took a to the body. in return. Willard wilh a left ROUND BATTLE.AT HAVANA, fid THE GREAT NEGRO -FIGHTER HELD THE CHAMPIONSHIP FO SEVEN YEARS, ACQUIRING "THE. TITLE FROM .TOMMY BURNS A SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, DEC. 1908. W1LLARD.-WAS BORN IN POTTAWATOMlE COUNTY, KANSAS, DEC 29, 1887. HIS'FATHER WAS A RANCHMAN. FIRST FIGHT AT SAPULP, OKLAHOMA IN 1911. BROKE BR.ONCHQS TO- HEAVY. IS 6 FEET 6 INCHES AND WElG'HS'225 POUNDS. the jaw. blocked swings. Jolmson then tried-to-rattle.Willard by talking. The latter replied in kind.- Johnson .giant's-shoulder bell, tt v.-as a slow, round. HOUiN'D TWELVE Just Before They Startec Havana, Anrii 20 minutes, past "Hvelvp if "was" apparent Uiat th light would not start on lime anii might nol-beein uutll ohe'o'clocK. Ringside, Havana, ApriJ arrived at- tile -tract- a-t '12.25 bu did not. appear uniil later. His wife caine to the .ringside accompanied h; Ton Flanagan, who lias been acting for Johnson. Ringside, Havana, April past twelve Announcer Jim nxliibited Johnsoii'ts receipt for the balance due him on. ihe1 purse and the meaning oi there papers was explained to-tlie-croivrl-in-Spanisli iincry. iijjgi'Eiisivp game, Jean scoring thiec ielrt goals and Ada Murray two. The 1'ahcr forwards wore so closely check- (jjf ill P. Ethel I aii'tl. Eva ivevc tinabfc to do jinv'-'hii'tlicr' Towards- the .laf.ter part of the April Kva f'ramc ctoucly- loliowing of Ui6-Scottish the play of the .centre mid .forwjirds Ijlflycd today oiij was alilc to receive .1 liackiviird pass, .tn Lhe jaiv in return. He next hooked liis left to.lhc white man's body, re- peating this blow a.minute later: Ths champion landed right and left to the bead as-the bell .ROUND FOURTEEN" 1 The round opened with Willaril rush- ing and missing a right uppercut. The challenger was the aggressor and tried to IOITB .the .lighting. .Johnson slammerl..'Willard on" the mouth witli Johnson's body and a left.-to the head. Willard BCdred.a right, .to the body and blocked 'the negro's return. Jack' drove Willard to a curnep landed- two .swinging blows -to head. Johnson again hooked a right to the bony: and.followed it lip with liunchcs to the head. HOUND BIUHTI-JKN After playing a' ttitoo on Dillard's chest the: negro' drove slammerl.. willard on" the mouth cncst and .siomach the: negro' drove tlic left. Jess .only laughed. The nc- neg ro gt-o 'was beginning to'miss his leads.' smashed him twice on the jaw. ,tlip, groundr of the'first named club ;j and them placed tlic ball in the has- Celtic (J. I tct, nutkiii11- n ffrinl scqriu. of, 20-10 jn -_ 0; (favor of 5.'- j. Trie Die -I, Hangers 3 j scored Hibernians -1, 2. IJatk: IJiimliflj'lon 1, Kilinarnock Q. Pnlkirk 2( -St. TWfrjftn '0. Jtailirrtbvfers UnilW.O. l ppinis Ada Murray Joiin Stcwarl. lirlna Henderson ,f2j, ELlml .Ktpwiirt., .Bva.Kcame. (2.J. .VanOtman Collctt tcn; -Lv VanOriuan.1 Hone, I'oiincr (.'allies' fonthatl team player, has won his in the Hlncli 'VatcK rnyinicnt fighting' at-'Hic front, flcorgc is a sccoiid licutnn- aut now. He hay jnsl this iiLfplHgoitC'R i.o here. Second Licutcngnt Uone in liis lelirr some fnels. HR :says in part is iint is nek-iili- Tie inurdcr, but. ncvrr .mind, wi; are ''Just .now !while I. sit .and' write, tiic- sluAls are overhead, which make fcelinc run up and down your Willard, drove a. hard right to John- son's earl FIFTE6N" -The crowll" kidded Johnson, who rushed tliK.rojes and scor- edfive hard r.wings, Willard .grinned at.a also the blows The bell found the (pugs, ligliting in'.Ihe centre of- the I to.t'ic'body at the tell. I ROUND SIXTEEN I JoJjJJA'oii. mii'S3d a luft to the head iaiid clinOucd. TliC -Ciiallcjigor I blocked' ihc1 negro's jaw.-.Ainiri nnicl) j fighting.ihe-lilnck' inan'siitd ''Will (is a good-liid." Tlicn he .rushed ard's leuds were easily picked off by tlie champion.-' After several, liies Jess lahdcH' a feft to Johnson's face aiid a right swing to the jaw.. At lii.1 !tcJI Jolnisoh landed a Jeft to i lie ROUND. NI.VETR'EN Willard now- was--the- Jdiiiison stood in tlie middle of tiic -i blnwa. i-on sccnjed able to dinne Will- aril's every lead. The negro then landed two lefts .to the body and a right to the -jaw. 1 JiOlIND TWKNTY I Willdrrt opened the round with two light'blows to tlic negro's [ace. The I filter UAighed r.nd'said, again kid." Willard smiled nlso. The' crowd good- Hid." Then he .rusjie.1 .tn the ropes scoring two to lire'.body Thp Tic-vrojuV. _ Willard's .hea'd. The cliall'--] atounrt 4hc-'ririg up, t'nger. was; a triiie unsteady.'.goingHo; we want to the'races." .Willatd- lii's of tiic air until'lvhe .-..j. a negro-s'jaw. J.obnspn lelt to hi cnt's jaw.-and nppctcut to ibc right and lefi to the negro's hody at ihc bell. After a minute of posing, Johnson hooked his Icit to WilJard's jaw and sent a right swing to the'heart. Will- ard drove a straight lelt to the ne- gro's face. Jack rushed but Willard protected himself well and they fell into a clinch. .Johnson walked .around the. ring, Willard missed a right swing and they both laughed.._Both were lighting for an opening the bell. HOUND TWBNfY-TWO The fight at this period degenerat- ed into a Blow sparring and clinching tattle. .Neither pug -is. tired or in- jured. Willard tried setting the pace. in a clinch he battered the negro's )ody with rights and lefts. Johnson only grinned. Willard continued, tr'y- ng.for Ihe negro's stomach. JacK grinned at tftc shouting Kev crtheless Johnson was. showing up .lie best. "YiLlard rusbed into vi-clincb. ion. held .on1 by. ;hc referee. Tbc efts to the ncgco t Jape and Ihev 'again and in'restlert ftlioit the ring. Jess added tM o jftore lefts Jack's tace Up to this point Johnson had not struck-a blowvia the ound. ROUND TWENTY-FOUR The crowd-vclled-'to-the fighters to, ight, but w-eigiifc.on Johnson at every on puslied in thr ame manner as he did Jeffries al[ lenp. Johnson missed two weak; wings. The' crowd yelled-with ;dis- Willard tben smashed the egro with a lelt to the face at the oil. ROUND actions might -have indi- itcd that he thought he'could, not rinck. Willard out was" trying to the .decision-on-points at the end f the Forty-fifth round. Willard il the nctro a right to' the cart. He then clipped1 Johnson on j he jaw wilh a fast left and forced U- ic pace. Johnson TVJIS'ctmserviug ev- ry-bit of his Willard again ihdctl a left to-the mouth'and then epcated it. Johnson ackwaids at. the bell and dropped uavilvinto his. seat: ORPHEUM VAUDEVILLE OF Q U A L f T V AND PHOTOPLAYS DE LUXE Manetho Mailer Magician, thi King of -------MyiUry. EXTRA ADDED ATTRACTION Morris Unger The King of Comedlani. A Mother of Men A Three Sid Olcott Featun brinifuH of .tenwitieni The Scenario Editor's Dream A .battle ,i-iijdt, and tarptdo beatc in .thli comedy. Black Hand! A Screamingly --Funny-Comtdy the Stprjlng TOMORROW Boys' Shoe 3Iystery Contest Don't Fill to See BASEBALL MEETING TONIGHT AT Don t forget the meeting of imatcur baseball clubs tonlgnt In the parlors of the Y MCA at inter- ested in the game cordially In- 4- vlted to UND. JTWENTIVSIX Willard opened ivitlr a smash to ohtisbn's body. The referee forced f icm to break trom Aa. clinch. Will-.j id rnslir.d and .slammed-a. right and ft: to .lohnsonjs body'.'. In.': ft clinch he latlcr talked dverJiis sbouldtr'to s wife.. snushcd Johnson _'ic great croud rusncri intoHhering id menaced J ohnsqrt'. Several squads soldiers .hurried on the plat'cinn ul cli'aicii the crowd to'Pio- cl. the fighters fr 4 4. WRESTLING AND BOXING CHAMPIONSHIPS IN ED 4 MQNTON APRIL 11-17 AIM POLICE The Herald has received word from''Terry "J. Cliown; secretary Alberta .branch A.A. U.C., Lo the effect that thp pro vliiciiil boxlnff and vreatllDg amateur chairipiqnEhlin.wIll tie held In Edmontun, April 16 and IT. It Is the aim of the brunch to nay competitors' eitMnim. .Southern Alherta-'nozerfl 'nnd .__....._____ ___ Tlic. Joosc'and batUcri get bnsv, aoross..the; ring.. piacci.Willatd landed a liglit, to (frantic when. Willard' drove a hard Chicago 111, Anr1 torn ey Cllne announced todav that the Hovernment had men BUtioned ,at the ringside of the Johnson-WHUrtl fight in Havana Jobnion is witli violation of-.the {'Mann .Whltft Slave Act. Mr Clme declined to go Into details regarding tne purpose ot tho move. t Sensational developments may announced .later in .the be Mfd; 'but at present (ill I can that men have been stationed at the rtnp- pldet and will every move wnlch Johnson makefl tilt tight Vt actions will he governed clrc.dmfltancfli.1' MeNALLV MAKING the Sox, S9v a place He mar fee rcuuwd ity Inlleldcr. t ;