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I-IE CATALINA ISLANDER PAGE THREE CAPTAIN JACK WILLIAMS Al Malaikah Chanters Due Sunday By iickey Ahren sxvimn~er and resident of Catalina Is- land for the past twenty years, died -"":v~++- suddenly at San Antonio, Texas, on i1 - atives. Captain Jack was ~9 years oht, and i up until three weeks ago,'when he de- '.a~ ~f4~)~i ~!:~'!lb~,;""! ~1 - By William J. Doran parted from Catalina for Texas, was ' ) : ;'~ i i~w~"ihenli~u?btx?Ytht:ki:ugn:h:fxGisi:;s azingvaeationists at Catalinalsland e with his unique water stunts. -Jenserl t' " . Records pro\e that Jack saved thirty !t~:#Ao)thM~clru!ioehcr."~itSi's unti2r~oodtl;at't'l~ywiii s'ig'at'*the~'C~on"2chanffffrs wi~lobe, gUyestsT~LJal~l~s~?umpo21~. }::tAr~ , ne mound sensation from two lives. His aquatic prowess was geles, performed well after the amazing. Probably his greatest feat k f~ur b,ame' holding the Islanders to ,~ ,, . . gregational Church during the morning service and at the Greek was the ~tunt of walking on water. Amphitheatre in the evening..Following are the members of the party: sings ~OWs and one run for eight in- Holding an American flag in each James W. Jump, W. H. Moir, George W. Isaacs, A. J. Kissei- , atter a miserable start, hand, with half of his body out of the burgh, Jackson S. Gregg, Daniel Davies, E. J. Del Porte, Clarence L.' Bill Samis Hero of the Day water, he wouhl travel out into the bayDerr, Carl E. Earl, Thomas Fortune, C. N. Graves, H. O. Griffith, ~:~ Thos. B. Hamilton, Chas. D. Hoy, W. Homer Kennedy, Maurice A. p .~Vrigley's pets started after the for a distance of 100 yards or more Marks, Everett W. Mattoon, Chas. F. Nelson, (has. F. Patrick, A. G. dttr;~lc Electrics in the first inning without a movement of his hands. He Pfannkuchen, Ward H. Porter, Harold Proctor, Griffith A. Roberts, l~red~ Which they scored five runs. refused to divnlge the secret of his George F. Reifsteck, Orville L. Routt, Robt. S. Sargeant, Henry S. taJ-: me Pfahler started hostilities by astounding locomotion, but it was evi- Schlegel, E. S. Shank, Robert B. Sweet, Roland H. Tomkins. ~m- . The AI Malaikah Chanters need no introduction to the residents l~ae~ one in tbe ribs, then Doran dently "treading" the water. He has of Avalon. Last August when they appeared at the Greek Amphi- b~- ed one into right field for two been known to "walk on water" for a ~eS C - theatre every avaliahle seat was taken and the big crowds thronged s" ' unnin~ham sin-led to center period of one honr and a half. the Mt. Ads hillside. The announcement made for the evening pro- ~ring Pfa-" ~" ~t gr " bier. Hawkins was ont Oil \Villiams ,+'+'on an 1800 meter swim- gram is 8a~ttttder to Smith. Then Big Bill ruing championshipat Montrealin l.--(a) "The Clang of the Forge.". .......................................................... Harne '~ t'---~ (b) "Serenade". ........................................................................................... Lott 0f ~ ,*UK a toe hold and drove one1892, and in 1911, according to news- 2.--(a) "The King and the Singer". .......................................................... Newn C0ra~nsen's fast'balls to the furtherest paper clippings shown the writer, he . Buck (b) "When Thou Art Nigh" _ ................................................................. ,vr of W ". Ab-- rlgley Feld for the cn'eult, swam the long distance from Alton, They wall appear twice on the regular concert program. th~~r that Jensen settled down, but Illinois, to St.Louis, Mo., in nine hours ~ead was too much to overcome, and forty-five minntes. Classy Looking Teams "Captain Jack" called Catalina Is- The Pacific Flec rl land his home, and when Mr. Wrigley eeDtio ; t 'c boys looked ex- t~_ nally well in the field cutting off purchased the Island and noted the trTi?arun when Jensen was in dis- antics and good nature of the old fel- t -" ,~rnith on low, he directed his officers to insure e%~i short had a good day ar0u;mg ul) many difficult chances the renowned swimmer a good means j,:. u the short tmtch Allec was the of livlihood. He has been on the "ttirtg Star of t }la,,^ he day being the only companv's pav roll ever since, until ,, arr t^ ' ~ his departure several weeks ago. t.J,~... " garner three base knocks. Wa~I;e of that first inning the game As mute evidence of his anticipation for ell played and very interesting, of returning to Catalina, "Captain last !he boys were hustling till the lack" left his trunk in care of his lit- man was retired, tie Italian friend, "Vie," the porter at the Hotel Atwater. "Vie" is mourning CATALINA CUBS the loss of his bosom friend, and has Pfahler AB fondly draped the beloved possessions ......... o z oCh,so,d .,end untO' proper..spos - J' :'n,gham:2b:- ~l 1 32 24 0 tion is made to the authorities handl- 8a~"Weins Ib "4 121 {i ~a~+iIs, rif. : .... ,, 22 ~ in,Q, the deceased captain's effects. ,~I~eY, If. " ......... ~ 0 0 All Catalina Island, and the thous- ands of friends of "Captain Jack" '1'11~-*Owell "'c'f ....... .~ ~l l 0 thronghout the conntrv, mourn the A+ ~.~as e. " .... ~ 1 5 ~ 0 loss of one of Catalina Island's re- awk" " ......... Ins, p, .. 4 0 1 1 0 nowned residents. They know that ~Otal .................. ;3 ; 27 14 i "Captain Jack" will successfully swim PACIFIC ELCECTRIC the long channel to the other world, o~vans ~ AB H O A and receive the greatest trophy of all ?haiti;' ~ .............. 4 0 I 3 E --Heaven. ~{ay i~~s ............. 4 0 1 3 ~Jle~ ; ................. 4 0 1 0 1 Au revoir, Jack!! ~tCQ'ra ................ 4 3 7 0 Rla,q., W, rf ......... 4 1 1 0 0 ~e' ' ............ a 0 2 3 00 Jer~i~rald, lb ..... 3 1 9 0 'P ............. 4 1 4 1 00 'l'ota1 ................ 34 8 27 10 2 ~atali.. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 aeiG'~,- ............... 5 9 0 (I 1 0 0 0 +>-6 ~