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Originally published in the Pacific Coast Bulletin, February 8, 1922

Glenn Rockey, Ruth Mills, and Walter Bremnon, with the old Masonic Hall in the background (BDHS #2003.46).

Glenn Rockey, Ruth Mills, and Walter Bremnon, with the old Masonic Hall in the background (BDHS #2003.46).

Another smoker was staged Friday evening as per schedule and afforded amusement and entertainment for a goodly crowd.

The preliminary bout between Pete Gallagher and Glenn Rockey was a hummer. Rockey was the heavier of the two and gave Pete quite a tussle but Pete evened matters by pasting Mr. Rockey on the intake valve.

In the second bout, Kid Banchero, alias Catfish, swam around Clarence Rockey until he had Rockey so dizzy he could not locate the Kid’s periscope. While his opponent was in this condition the Catfish poked his right fin into Rockey’s port binnacle.

Rockey floundered among the barnacles for a spell but soon recovered and evened matters by handing the Catfish a stiff one in the bait-grabber. Thanks, boys, a nice little exhibition.

A real scientific interpretation of the manly art, was presented in the spirited bout staged by “Blackie” Beaupied and Jackie Neil. These two boys furnished the fans with three fast rounds of good clever boxing. (more…)

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Originally published in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, February 7, 1894

Two wrecks were reported on the Columbia & Puget Sound railway yesterday, but no one was hurt. As a result of the accidents freight and mixed trains were delayed, and for the day abandoned schedule time. (more…)

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