London, July 22-- There was a disgraceful scene at a boxing exhibition given in a theatre in Liverpool this evening. In the course of a match Slavin, who rolled about hardly able to stand, jestingly said that Mitchell could not hit him in a hundred years.
Mitchell, angered at these words, knocked Slavin about the stage and finally over among the audience. During the row Slavin fell several times and Mitchell continued striking him even while he was still on his knees trying to rise, blood pouring from his nose and mouth. When Slavin regained the stage the curtain was lowered and the fight proceeded behind the scenes until with great difficulty the men were separated.
Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) Inquirer, July 23, 1891.