The Chicago Day Book, March 22, 1917.CHICAGO BRIEFS
Willard Hamilton from Floyd county, Kentucky, lost $140 to city slickers.
Michael Hogan and John Murphy sent to Bridewell for 60 days. Stole tub of butter.
Federal Judge Landls again refused to appoint receiver for the Kohlsaat restaurants.
Mrs. Louise Keats, 709 Montrose Blvd., got divorce on plea that hubby was drunk eight times a month.
Guy Lee, newspaper man, 526 Dlversey pky., arrested for driving auto while drunk. Ran down two; one may die.
New rule at Northwestern Univ. requires lights out at 10:30 in girls' dorm.
Jacob Sonnenschein, 1545 Elburn av., Socialist candidate in 10th ward, shot on way home from meeting. Will live.
Julius Baroske, 6147 Ellis av., escaped from Dunning and visited his wife, who promptly had him arrested and sent back.ANECDOTES OF PRIZE RING HEROES BY NOTED REFEREE
By Eddie Graney (Great Among Great Referees)
Everybody knows that "Spider" Kelly has a sharp tongue and ready wit.
The "Spider" proved this many a time during his career in the ring and when behind fighters.
One could never tell what the "Spider" was going to spring next. He had a different come-back every time.
One night I refereed a go between Jack Johnson and Sam McVey. Kelly was seconding McVey and trying to make the best of a bad mess.
After a while McVey goes down and out. We're all standing over him and wondering whether Johnson had killed him or not in the midst of the worry and after he'd been counted out five minutes, Sam begins to open his eyes.
Lots of first aid work brought him up in a dazed condition and he says to Kelly: "What was it, a draw?"
Kelly gave him one of those "you poor boob" looks of his and said:
"Say, you, didn't get no draw! That big stiff of a referee, Graney, gave it to Johnson. Whadda yu' think about that?"
Tommy "Spider" Kelly around the period he was world bantamweight champion. By Tommy Kelly - http://boxrec.com/media/index.php/Tommy_Spider_Kelly
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Sam McVey passport photo. By Unknown - https://www.flickr.com/photos/puzzlemaster/15067787088/in/set-72157604561572797
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