NEW YORK, Aug. 29.--Hats off to the youngest athlete In the world. He is 6-year-old Francis Slevin, Jr., the son of the present champion sock-runner, and is ready at all times to meet all comers around his own age in any kind of an athletic contest.
In addition to being a sprinter of some note, holding the record for his age at twenty-five yards in five seconds, Baby Francis is an expert at jumping, hurdling, swimming, skating, weight throwing and boxing. He is also proficient in playing baseball.
Los Angeles (California) Herald, August 30, 1907.