The Houston Post. (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 26, Ed. 1 Monday, July 4, 1910 Page: 4 of 14
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iSSi ISM SMar I
Jzdares Im Fnal Statement; That He 1sFuIly;i
Ready to Put Up Best Fight ot His Life.
Whs tha glee an kswttad oa my heads
fend aba h ntllr ar attta. K Will b f th narieat of the Buhrk whhrh fom4 to aat
a( rtlwmit t mlln fall ni Hart whet depend oa a aad I aa ac going to assB-
potat tk pestle. A to asr rsraallto aad Jot hew I (mi oe the eve ef the battle there's
a aa going Ibm detail.. That perOea ef tk white nn that kM baas tooklac to ma to
sed Its attblrtW opartOTttr aif fael tut that I aa fit to 4o a best.
I nu thoae wb tamcf ay ckaan to law tkta mark: If I bad aa aaeh aa allckt
pain. mi flags or tk aaat trtvlel thlue; tmaaiaable tint might annoy ass I wnM b-
aedlstety fanat aval piiafpniial rVartnaatoly fa aa a dollar. I tLhsk I
win barely kaat Jaeaaeh. 1 would sat kave gaed to flcM aale 1 mm tmnoabl eeetata
ef victory.. j
' It la aBpaarfkk tar a n w Jul tea I will fight tkla wared aua. ' Uf aathed
tt farbtiaar tilt develop aa the actual acrapplng la oa. Neither tu I ear whether tb Boat
arm fca Wag r .
Safe tt to aay tkat aa? tlm I hit tk ntkrr fellow I'm going to hurt lika. sad tkat
t will li Juat a quietly at I eaa.
THE DAY OF RECKONING IS HERE
A FewlShort Hours and Name of Champion
' Will Be Flashed to Expectant World.
U5NO. S.. Jaljr . Tba day of rMkoalnf
k at kaat. Jaffrte ar Joobm. to ant or tk
tliwarktck wtU wlJ A few koura aaw bow
txfara tba aHM aaatowa a(atn rnfala tk ear
bill fc-elfer aa Trarke awadawa ad twa
m-ort will flu t araana th warid. "
at." . .
laawnaw aftoraoaa JHa J. Jcffrlai and
)ba A. lokaaaa wlU BMt la tkair tmm talked
( fltkt for tk sndlapntrd krairaralckt rhaa-
loaW of taa worM. Fat will thai acataat
fkak aad kaat win atraaa arr laaplac an
en la tba opaa area aatlt aa taa mat ef tkt
warM. Aad tk m at aare a am bit af the
Id Baitk ar th aa aft a'.atotar ta uade-
fate Jeffrie will b derarea th aast fer-
tt flarhrJ aaekla la tk katair af the
Dd-rca aot af CtUforala waned ot of th
ethar Stataa kj refara rnUaat. karrtad tmi
nreased bj a taoiaaad dlffiiila the promote
of tula araat flfbt are about t re 11 a tke re-
cult of toelr lakm. Th flfhten are n9 to
avruc t tk erater of tlia rlac at ttao tap of
ttm coar. Tk t meed area 1 waltlsi for
'It aultitade and tli aoUlrud 1 (training to
set lata taa lacloaare. .
It t eetlisated that lO.ono eialton an erawd-
'd tat tM deaert cltr toolirht Ftoai Eat and
Wot th pecia rVt fortk toelr load of
purtlBg ea an of whoa kara trMd from
to far comers of the earth. All day bit au-
tomobile powdered with white dost of the
dreert haT canoed la from th coart eltle
; fna tk Oallfornla Talley. froa ranrk aid
'aialag raaap area from Seattle a thonsaad
The let toaeh to the draa that will a
tiad toaorraw waa addeal bt the ante I at th
Joliaean eaan of Billy IManey. reterau trainer
t flcktera who annouared be wonld be In th
hlark man' rnrnrr aa chief aecond. Dalaney
took Jeffrl.- In hand when h wu a raw lnjr
and drrvloped hla Into th ckaaploa of th
world. Meaecal yean ago th trainer f nd ha
nrotejre quarreled and bar beea enemlea alnce.
I'lw fray-haired Trt-ran who know Jeffrie
perttatM an other Ban kaow hla. ha picked
JoUaa. ta win and rill direct eeery detail of
baula th back aia will make against
Jeftrlea. . ...
Vf '. eickabd triuT ornciA-nt
Tba raau that Proaotar-Hafcre Tex KlrkarA
will aot art a third aa la the tine will not
dowa. - It bobbed ap afala with -renewed Ufa
tnday when It was w diapered that Charley White
f New lark haa oaifldcd to a friend that be
-"rweted to be called apon to act at the laat
lUs wa not aranlble of confirmation .hnw-
r. and Blekard reitrrated kis intention of of
foaiarraw efternoofl wbea Jeffrie and Joka-
aieet la the flrat real heTj-welsht ebaa-
miblp batt'c held In till' country nlncr Tommy
in i!cfeatl Bill Hqalres. the AuMraliau rbaU
"iaer. la Colma Calif.. Juat three year ago.
JErFBlCS AGAIN PrJAU-ESOER.
for the flm time since h defeated Bob Flts-
MmBoo la 1RR. Jeffriaa I tk challenger.
Thnagh all hi spectacular ring career Jeff
aeeer eacoontared a setback. Be kaa nerer
tailed tba hltterneu of defeat sad th sporting
pablle haa held kta to be th champion despite
hla rolritry withdrawal la fasot af Harrln
Hart ta lMsV Than war aa new field then
for Jeffrie . t eoaaaer. Of all th hoary
weights before th aabUeh waa eatlly tha
maater that a boat bet teres the rkamploa and
asy ae of them proved pant drawing eard.
ft Jeffrie. In th prima ' of ha manhood
and whea hi klil. Wrangtk and fighting eptrtt
wor at tbalr balght ntlrad. H paaaed com-
pletely out af th -rise fjghtlag world. It was
tit mtaattoa aad desire nrer eto n-cter It.
let wa would atmawle rot tba honor be laid
dowa 1d Jeffrie: he wu no longer fighter.
II proposed to enloy la peace and comfurt In
hla aViatheraf Callforal home the eoapettar
be had won la th fire aad take af hard knocks.
Bat there w a dark hone In the rara It
very dark bora Indeed and Jeffrie nrer
thought of tb rsea quoatloa better known in
tb sport iar whirl the "color line." nnre-
ecnted ta Joha Arthur Johaaoa ef Oaleton
wba be piaaaed a bucolic future for himself.
H tallad ta recto with ba algbty host public
Jack Jataaoa of Galea to bejna hi rkag
eareer la hla home town la 1901. He waa a big
aimng aaa. kat h lacked aklll and exnerlao.
and ha kla wa black rio one thought of
.him except as a hasky. tktraVntar. That Is ns
sa but Jeaaaoa htmaelf.
JOHNsWTi OPBUX BTRt'OGLE.
. ' Par himself. It la (aid. Johnson had marked
ent a hlrh place la the pogUutlc game. He did
aot talk anch about tt bat h worked for it
early sad lata lighting every one who came
few way; but fighting craftily stealing clear of
jTrxerttna. aad ef area who were decidedly
hlv (aperlar aad apt ta bring hla amblflona to
Hiadieag defeat. With era? fight he gained
crneruace. He dowly bleaaomed oat a a full'
owe aeleatifte boxer cleeer beyond th run
rdtaary big mea. His ring generalship de-
Tlooad In a awet nrnrulag way. and hn trig
-1T easwad t each appranac that he wa
i tnf can of himself between while carefully
uidinf ap hla stnagtk without impairing bl
in rough an th time Johnemt wu fighting
'a way to tb top. hi dream ware centered
'out tb on fight that aont day he would
mere a tight with Jeffrie the great mra
t th ring. With mind single to that lur-
se he weat forward fretting against tlelavs
t watching Jeffrie always on hand rhen
fries stepped lota the ring and elrlng ne
ct of his attentloa to any other object tluia
gnat whit fighter.
Sea Jeff retired Joknaon did not despair.
" went aa toward th championship chxairor
f wag around tha world to get his chance
t Tommy Buna la Australia; hot aerar losing
llow Experts at Reno Figure the Fight
ante J. Corbert While Jeffrua dlda't da as mnck bosin- as I wanted him to do hs Is
to exeat lent condition aad will win am. He Is too stronf for Johanoa.
' Jo Woodman I look for Jeffrie to win Inside af eight rounds. If a small fellow like
Laagford caa make hla "dog It" s giant Ult Jeffrie will scan him to death.
Y Toss Flanagaa I don't think Jeffriea can eotne back and Jomuuni should wear him down
lastda of eighteen round.
Toaa 'one I m betting my money en Jeffriea. Ba should win la ten round.
f Aba AtttlWotoaoa Is chrver. but I think Jaffrla baa bis "goat"
' Battling KUr Jeff can't come back to form and Johnson' speed will be too much
for hhn. v.'-: . : . . "
. Bam tngford Johaaoa Is afraid of me and I'm scared to death of Jeff eo the hairy
man abonld wla I canter. '
i Bob. Desdy It took pretty area to a. If Jeff kas gone back Johnaon will wla. It
win ho oa hard fight. .
Jack Boot I facy Jtf. Although ha flea yean' absence from the ring has hurt him 9
I thlni he la too Strang for a clever fellow like Johnaon.
Jim MeTalttm Jokssna wllHand an Jeff ta about the thirtieth round
. Al Kaufman 1 bar hosed with Jobaeem kag enough to know thst be Is an of tb
cleverest big ara m tb busincsa. and be Should trim Jeff who Ithlnk baa ahot big bolt.
If Jff force th fight Johaeon will wla julckly. . .. -
Referee Eddl Smith Tko betting la oat of line. - Jeff Isn't iWitl favorite. If tt w Z
a long battle Johaaoa. will wear Jeffriea dowa' by clinching. ' Jeff'a . urf ebaaet Ilea la
tiiakti a rushing fight. i iS-'i.;' -'..'i :i : . : J . .'''V:- ' - " '
Joe Cbeynekl Jeff the toughest aa t vr boxed mS I can't' lee how Joonsoo caa I J
!-k vary toag.. ! ; ' ; : i-.- f ; ''''''' C ' "V.
John t. flulUvaaWohssoa will wis. I a ever knew of aay- fighter to eoa back aad
'a- ' .'- "'v-Vl J- .' ' v ' - V"--" ' .'' . ... '-'
Jika Knraln Jeff 1 my choice. Be eayprlaed aa with Us coadltloa. ' :.:
Haaley Ketchcl Jcaussoa la a stiff pt acker than peeplt thlak sad ka frill aunty
Jeff out. ; . ' W.V k - . . .i ;;;:)V .;?.
Immi sfreraosa aad I stead ready ta
right ef tk alet faraer la Boetkera thtllfurnla.
Tke championship meant greet dr.it to mm.
It meant that fighter mat com to him; that
he man no longer he compelled to achous and
atrucgi yut tor the chance to fight. Met
mere than that ra th nd It meant a fi.iht
with Jeffrie and Johnso kaew It. aad ale- h
knw that Jeffrie knew It. Ho had iwtrd
nc prejudice In many way. He kd heard
the hla ef race feelin In the anonftna and
yell et eountle ring aide. He knew that If !
a black Ban laid th coveted tille r tue
seen the day must com when th a-title J
champion would b forced oat of bis retreat I
no ao sen la ror hta relinquished honors driven
lata th ring by popular clamor.
A riOHTU A FINISH.
And today Jeffrie aad Jebaeea fa? ear
other la what airtually I a flgUt to finish.
For Johaaoa It 1 the fmltloa of hi y-sn of
hoping aad planning ror Jeffrie It la what?
He haa yielded ta tke presaure of public opla.
lea. He In re-entered the ring after rive
yean of easy comfortable Urine years whea
ag was etching lis wrinkled device noon lila
forehead when hla mighty muaclea grew soft
fHt flabby from diavee and when the rigors and
aelf denial of training forgot be cared nothing
for the growth of bin waist Hue. lie nv.r at-
tended to fight again. And had the cliauiplou
hip remained la th keeping of s whits mas
he never wonal have fought again.
So after all. It le Johnsoa'a Ma-k xk'.a
that hu won hla his chance to fight Jeffries.
GREAT GATHER! NtT0P SPORT 1-OVEH3.
When th gong algnals th fighter ta their
work tomorrow they will he eurroaid d hy th
greatest gathering of sport Inven the world
has ever sees. How after row. rising towuid
th ky Ime the spertatora will fill the grvst
octagonal atrnctnre that hsa been hoilt to et.ige
thlH fight of fights la gate monoy tucy niU
represent approximately half a .nllliMi !-
lata. The crowd has come from all quarters
of the globe to ee tb giants battle. there
are men from Loudon and Paris troin Beriliv
and evea from Manila and tb cltua i f Aur-
tralia. Japan and China. It is doubt-il If tlicr
la town of any aiae 1u the rultml Mtutea
or Canada that Is aot represented iv at h'jat
one man. Tickets were- booked months ahead
ami apetial trains were run the brMdUi of
the country to bring the multitude togtMhor.
Phyaically. both Jeffries xni J iu"ii are
remarkable men. They are Mg meu In eyery
way. and )et an scientific boxen faat In r-tery
motion of their great bodies with wondciful
control of the blown they launch aol which
an backed by the powvr of a at-am nm.
Their annetinrlty over the rank dod file of
heavyweights waa won because of tlila I'ombiii-
tlon of skill with great atrenith of Mlgment
and clear head tor with tbn grrareat of-
Jeffrie Is a bigger man tiuui Johnson hut
they sre more evenly -matcned than any two
heavyweight whs have entered the ring la many
yean what Johnson lacke la else he makes
up for la skill and In th fact that he hu
never known period of physical relaxation anch
aa Jeffrie hu aoyed for the past Br yean.
THE RKTI'RX OF JEFFRIES.
Right titer U tlw vrond quMtloa that & to
he drrldrd tomorrow tb quntloo to wblrh ill
fthttlom hu bran nwklnf the imwr iln tbii
flfht wu first iiiCfr-tittHS Could Jeffries "como
JetTriM tboajht he could and btllerM that
ha has. Hla opinion aa to the poaatblltty of
rest ora t lou raa baecl u poa t lie a ta t r men ts of
renowned foreign pfcjalclaus who esaoloed him.
It waa a quettloo he eouM not anawer hlaiavelf
when the desire to fight Johnaon first came to
htta. Ue doubted that he eon id regain eufh
pbrsltsal coodttitjjj aa would warrant bis return
to the ring and because of that doubt be re-
fased) to dlscuiw th matter although the sport-
ing writers of tha whole country were trying to
draw bin out.
It became known howerer tbnt he was be-
ginlng to take care of bthiself sitn; tbat pbva-
Ucal eaerclsea wer the order fif the tHj st his
bome; and that the old war horse was feeling
himself out in a tentative way. Th rcfulte
pleased hlBT and then came his trip abroad and
earcouraglng reports from the medical men.
Jeffries was sure of himself at last and be at
once announced that li would tight the black
Hla belief that ha baa "come back" grows
from hla own judgment In the weeks since when
early la May he has ben seek In f athletic re-
birth In his camp at Ben IxmKmd.
There la the pliuretHiue uprise of the Sauta
fnn mountains and within eeay motoring die j
tance of the surf In which be loves JUfc-plonse i
his great body th big man hsa beeh watched
by trainers physicians ringsMe experts and a
corn of correapoBdenu. These men from their
various point of-lew unite In saying that Jef-
frie is once more tit find equal tu the stress
that faces htta. Of Johnson's pbynic.l fltnena
there U and haa been no question. With hits It
la simply la he the man In skill qulckneaa and
endurance to match the self retired champion?
The batting la tha public a opinion. Totn arrow
JohrirVAo'a recorded ring eaer shows slxtv-
four battles aloee 1101. Of ttniae only (Urea
were decided sfainst him. He lost a twenty-
round decision to Marvin Hsrt in ldOft and lost
to Jo Jeaoette In tb same year on a foul and
one to "Klondike." With the exception of Jim
Corbert and Tom Hharkey he has met all the
big men whom Jeffrie bested sad baa van-
quished them all.
Jeffrie' ring career lasted eight year from
1807 to ItKVo. He has the slvortfwt fighting record
of any champion twenty battle. Only one a
fonr-rwind bout w'lh Jack Monro waa de-
cided against Mm. Jeffries was never called upon
to fight second raters. Hla twenty battles wer
either with champions or aspirants to the title.
Ho la a Ait-liter born great and known nothing of
tb grinding proceee of achieving greatness
through whirl. Johnson baa tolled.
Bach are the men who flrht tomorrow for th
world's heavyweight champ loot hip under Mar-
quis of Oueenst-errT Pile. Wbea victory haa
go decisively to one or th other th cha tnj.rrm-
aUip will not W iu dlaiMi.e again for wuu time
JEFFRIES' AND JOHNSON TO FIGHT '
FOR WORLD'S GHAAPIONSHIP TODAY
John L. Sullivan Interviews Principals; on Eve i of Greatest Crisis; in
Realm of FistianaTwo Aen of Hoiir in Pugilistic Circles ;
: ' Ready for Clash Which WillIacOhe at Pinnacle :i -
BY JOHN L. SULLIVAN.
KKNO. ... 4aly i.- U I bad a killr for
eery time Jla Jeffries and Juhuann had bean
aaked how they feel I the last two week I
woold be willing to forego the pleaaore of ae-
lag the fight becaaae I coo Id afford to offer
big pan irelf and hare a prlrate fleht for
Juat my frleada On tlite principle I adrled two
am dollar to the Imaginary fund today. Nat-
urally I had to get In my qnaatiou reran I
determined when 1 cam here to bar th laat
"How tl yon feel?"
I routed out my automobile early thia morn-
tag with tk Idea of getting to the two rmpt
before the crowd arrtred becauae I wanted to
get ay little farewell confalm with both th
principals. I went out to" aVffrlc.' camp flrat
and fonnd that Jl:n wa down the road Cur
bett Mid lie waa flaking and Berger Mill he had
gone for little wnlk. I t'llni Jeff garc thetn
all the Hr and didn't tell any of them what
b waa really doing. Aa a matter of fact.
lttl- IV'lini nboul tliwe tntl.e awa;
fc.hfM mnA thstaT. aaraiVeiH hrl.ktr III
Aa k-Ti aa 1 hail aa wpN.riu:iity I g"t him off
to one slJe and ttM him I wanted him to tell
me t hnw reg"rdM toe whojp situation.
He said: "Jolia. I ct.i t you vr' mivh
different than that which 1 ll the oth-r -lay.
f really have not got toe nliirhtcrt hmt sl";t
the HiScoine tomorrow and iioncnilv I don't feel
a bit nervona. I know 1 am lows: to get this
fellow and 1 am tuakln? all my wn mu-U
aa I ever do rank plans ahead with only that
Idea in view. If I hvc i to be a th.utand years
old 1 eonld not he trained bett-r tliati I am
Diw. aconllne f mr wij of tl'lntnt. I mlarht
have been trained rtifferently siitl some of tbe
thfnes 1 havj dme may prove to hav been mis
takes but 1 am giug to tleaDtMistrate that to
OMHTitv and do vimi know that I have as mush
Interest in that part of It ns I have sbottt the
actual outcome of the fight?
JEFJTRIRR NOT XERVOm.
Ton know 1 trained differently from all thee
toer fellows; you kaow that yourself. 1 did
hardly th asm thing that you aver did In
Juirt the war von did and 1 think that 1 have
introduced a few Ideas In training. However
If J Sm mistakes 1 am will lug to at and -r fall
according to th wav 1 have pqio through with
tb thing so far? There I one thing sure. I
am not going to lose my head.
"I have thought out four different ways tbat
I am going about my work tomorrow; which
one I will adopt will entirely depend n trust
the other fellow shows. Tou know Jobn that
tt la ridiculous for a flrhter to say ut what
fie in Koiittf to do before a lUbt and wo fellows
ou and I are not any different from other peo-
ple In morct things and you nevtr could tell just
etactly what you were going to do before you
tv-t I 'to th rlnit. cicept when you had a 'mark'
aa an opponent. "
"Jim." I ash! "that Is tha most sensible talk
I ever heard from a fighter. Whether yon win
ar lose yon will go down in ling history as the
greatest man In some respects that ever stepped
through tlie rone- 1 am rns; to watch yon
closely tomorrow. Aa a matter of fact t am
going to wnt-h both of you closely sod maybe
eime Uav 1 will write a book about this flcht
because I am fuller of It than any other contest
I had to do with outside of my own."
1 shook bands with Jeff and there was a turn
in my thmat aa I asked (tod to bless Mm and
if he wan the better man to let htm win.
When 1 arrived at Rice's. Johnson's head-jnai-rera.
I waa met with the eauie cordiality
y all of his party that has character! wJ their
rpatntwmt of me ever sine 1 Joined th fight
Colony In tb far West. I alwaya hav bad
ifeiw t Jobnatin without the slightest hin-
drance being put In my way ever since mv
ftrt vUlt to him at tbe Real Rock boos In
8n ti Francisco and thia morning waa no ex-
eeriwvn. Jovial carefree Tom Flanlgaa informed me
.nat aa soon as I entered the ho that big
Jrk was uietalra In bis room and b svld:
"John. U don't need to com out here wltU
any Idea of cheering Jsck up becabee he don't
JOHNSON NEEDED NO CHEERING.
I never saw as athlete in my Ufa who wss
wj) easy aud devoid of apprehension aa thia trig
aiegro. 1 said to Plannlgan: "D yon know.
Tom that J came out here mora to be cheered
up myself tban to cheer your charge.' I doo't
think I was ever more Interested In th outcome
EETTJENS OF FIGHT
Will Be Announced by Mega-
phone From Post Building.
Detail of the flgbt will be given by
megaphone from The Poet bunding this
Tke light Is timed to start at Reno
boot 1:S0 which is equivalent to :
Houston tima. Than will Becsaaariry be
e delay In getting th dlapatcha out of
Reno ao It will probably b nearly 4
o'clock befon tha flrat round Is received ;
but tban will b soma pnllmlnary talk -af
tha prlncspla and doings la the
to com as there are no logical claimants la
sight. The two men an In a clan by the-
sella. aud a new fighter will have to k found
to aaatch against the winner of temoirow'e eoa
7EFFBHS' KUSTD AST
But Stavring: Curioui Crowds Do Try
Cissociottd Ptcu KiportA
JEFFRIES' TRAINING CAMP. July S. Thia
Waa a day of Idlenena but s day of Intense
nervousness and strain at the Jeffries camp.
Apr aw led at hie beneath tb shad trees
of th InwTJVth white pugilist apparently was
the calmest man In the ramp. No on tuen-
tloned the ordeal tomorrow. Jf fries' mind
apparently waa at peace ami he gave no Wus
Whatever the outcome of the fight. Jeffries
will feel relieved when It is all over. Th
staring curious crowds hav tried hta patieoc
61 most to tb breaking' point. For months hs
aa been J submlttlii; to the Invasion of ttl
privacy; hla evetv move hs been watched and
chronicled hi plana discussed and he yearns
for the seciuaion of his own bone.
But for the shifting crowds thst have thronr-
d tb road before bla cottage there wouhl
bare been no bint of the Impending buttle.
From early morning until 1st hi the 'day the
athlete Idled about the lawn In fnr.it pf bis
Suarters. To his friends be kept open hofne
ke tome country squire -hut to til endless
stream of lntaniewcrs plesdiuff for s word h
turned a deaf. ear.
Ffom daylight until long after dark tb pier
waH ermrded. Hnndrela Juurneved from th
city lust for a glimpse of Jeffries. Along the
fence tlist guanla his lawn men women snd
CUlldrrn stood in s solid rank. When pa
moved Sway snothcr qulekly tcvik hla place.
Not s motion" of th ii n passive man upon th
Lawn waa tost upon them.
From across the road at the hotel cam th
rails of the dealers at th gambling gam: the
rattle of chips and coin ana tile ring of giaattea
at tne bar. From the baseball field arose the
cheers and Jeer of the same. A wild west
sitbw nearby clamored for attention and strsngo
ly garbed cow boys with flapping sombreros
beaivklu "chaps" and revolve rode hither and
thither about the grounds. Bat ths quiet man
In shirt alee and cap with hla back rsao-
luteiy set toward tba gaping throng ontMd
thetn all for attaotloa.
B.0TH TOOK SHOBT HIDE.
Wild Sertmble in Heno to See the
Big Black. t
" . (Auaciatti Prtu rJrf. '
KENO July I. Toward sunset Jack Johneoa
decided be wanted to tak a rid through tcwa
to sea tha crowd. Arriving la towa Johaaoa.
who aald he ws "lust taking a lltt.a Joy rhlc"
went to newspaper bradquartmW'en Centre
street instantly men wss
ng the crowds that wandered aimlessly ap
dowa all day without eo alnsie sensatlori. -
The street wee Jammed for two blocks everyone
craving to so tb big back. Johnaon 'obll
ingiy sroou up in aia car
took aff bJa hat.
bowed and nailed la all directions. la a abort
time ba returned tu camp.
After bla return be laid down and rested for
two hours. He sts light dluusr sad then be.
gen bl last pranks with th attache of bis
cs tn. Johnaon aawed his six foot bass violin
while a stnsll negro with a tenor voire sang
rag tlm and there waa a general Jollification.
Before retiring. Johnson said he was feeling
fine bad enjoyed hi list dsy of training ss
well ss any and wss confident he woukT go
Into tba ring a an perturbed a ever be had
Jeffrie went mi aa atomobll trip 1st la the
day. aveacbiac aap Just beiore dark ha kaat
STATISTICS OT nGHTBtS.
3 latereitiiif (khmpariMBT ctl
. MIta . ''Mr . Following ar '
tk atatlatlca at tk arsa a they hav
aa glraa lt dartag tk tralnmg ea-'
seat v. -j .- 1 . .
. Jtfr1-a. John
.. 118 20 .
.ft. lHla. dft. IliV
Reach . .
f a fight thaa I aa la this one and whll
I have derided ta any owa mind who I think
will wle I aa simply being torn this way and
umi m uo sviaiuu or y bidt xrwaoa ara.
I thick wll wiu.
"Boa ef then BaV I am enn and sea anr
rtscd at ay lack of judgment whll other give
me credit lor my long experience and Intelli-
gent way I have doaed the thing out. T hav
aild all lug that I bail aot pUkod a wlnuer
and publicly I a en aow. but deep down In
my heart I har a feeling bat I am not going
to dlvulg It for thw lapla nana that I am
In a peculiar pealtlua. I Ilka both of these
fellows arid I has talked with them a a
friend. What I hav jd to Uiea parsooally
I meant haa a try ami I aa going to stand hy
It ust th nam. 1 aa going t adhar to th
detrmlnttoa I came to wbea I first felt aiy
nal mtereet growing In thia com In j fight. -
'X'nderrtaaci I am not afraid to nick a win-
ner. 1 never have been. Sometime I hav
been right and anaaetiaaca I have been wrong
than woold aot be .anything to prise fighting
If I could pick srionera to every fight end the
reason that I haven't come out with my choice
In tha affair la beraua 1 have not any laglcaj
reason for a ay declato. It 1 Just like one of
those womaa things I Jaat fael It aad that
In Tuday saaentng'a story I am going ta toll
II yon reailera wht my aeeret Is. If 1 hav
been wroag you will know It and will sv tt witk
the asm dlrecta thst I hav ever a id ear-
thing concerning tight that I really gave any
tboueht ta. .
I futiod big Jack Upstairs tooting over- aome
lett:T. H araahed then all aside aa soon aa
1 came to and a Id: . "Well. Captain John. I
suppose this Is th last time I nlil are you
"Jack." 1 said aa I grasped hi band. "T
came out bar especially to ask tou that o'd
cheatnnt. . 'How do you feeir Mr paper think
tlint yon will teli me hiet evar'lr .iv rou
gard thl wkol thing just baton it come off
"I'M GOING TO WIS" SAID JACK.
"Captain Jobs." ha aald aad bla whole attt-
md Indicated that be waa considering me alone.
"I am going to win tomorrow and 1 feel so good
aver It that I'm Just like a kid oa Cfcrletraaa
morning. He knows' he la going to get all
tkoae preeenta and he ta Jdat going hugging kin.
elf with th Bros pert of the fesst whea ha
finally lay ha era and kaada on them and
when be haa feeling of drawing hack littl
atore so aa to delay the gam bc-snse he known
It 1 then anyhow and h Jtit wauta that extra
good feeling without efaally experiencing th
real owning of all tha thiaga aider the tree ta
"Weil. Jsck." said I "to sn old fellow like
a who has hen through the game la a no-
slttftn to feel nil that tlier la In a day befor
a fight tt I mighty lateeestlng. Tou fael a
though yon were rolng to wla and there prob-
ably Is nn doubt In your taiad about tha ether
!ile of It.
"John. What I the use oT me rhloklnv .km.
the other e'de of It t There 1 aa res eon .that
I can conjure np that will give me an eirus
tor iniuaiug i mm going io nar. 1
better for thi fight than 1 har for anything
Men Behind the Guns Tell of What May Trans-
pire in Reno Arena Today.
lAssociatti Pr:-tt RtfrTtA
IIE.N1. Nev.. July 3. The tralnen and
partners of th: two flghtrrs toulght gav th
Associated press their opiniou of th result and
of their principal as follocs:
BY SAMBF.RQCr' .
Manager for Jeffriea. '
"Jeffrie hsa nrer been hn ounce better tban
b is now. lie is prepared to go a route all
right but because of tne lack or sparrfng h
will not warm up to his pace s peedlij aa If
be had had an abundance of gke work. I
think Johnson can not hurt liiiuv end the fur.
ther the fight goee the safer are Jeffries'
Chief of Staff at Jaffrla Camp.
"I believe Jeffries to b in great condition
for e long gruelling battle. I vn eatlatUd ne
distance would be tou great fee bla. Per-
eoiinily however I'm sorry he lias not doue
tuore faat work such an boxing and enadow
dancing. Because of lack of this sort ef exer-
cise. I figure Johneon will give bin) a roerrr
time in the early starr-s of the flgkt. Jeff-
ries however. Is In Khar to take beating
end he will be strong aud com lug when the
other fellow Is tired. 1 think Jeffries a sun
BY ROGEfTcORNELL '
Chief Trainer for Jeffriea.
"I eonalder Jim Jeffrie could not possibly
be In ny better physical shape tbsa he 1 to
day. He hn gone through a systems tic course
of training that will be found to b an abao-
lut novelty tn the hoxlug same. It doe not
make much difference bow far this flgbt may
to eapper and later apent
me nu tb
porch of his cottage. Toward 9 ' o'clock b
wnndered over to the hotel aad began playing
roulette. Ill eatln staff wss gathered about
htm vowlag that ha would be put to bed befon
10 o'clock. Jeffrie laughed but eabmltted to
their direction. -
DAY BEFORE THE FIGHT
One Ion; to Be Remembered by
. Those at Keno.
Aueinti Prtu Rrporf.) 4
RENO Nev. July 3. This laat day before
tha fght will be remembered In Bea for mauy
a Mug year. At the break of day tha sky waa
gray and all daring the mors lug black storm-
cuuda wer adrift In tin hills bat as the-1 day
won oa the wind c lea rod tha (try and foothills
were mottled with tha gold of the sunlight aad
tb Mue-blsck of the ekmd sbadowa t
"Will It relnl Will It ba.coM toororrowr th
strsnaers asked. ' . - -
And the natives answered that la all proba-
bility the snans would be ao hot that melting
pitch would glue the enectator to their seat.
Despite the threatening weather the road
to the flghten' camps w.en dotted with ve-
hicles of event doecrlotloa. Base carried scores
of the humble out to Johnson's aeedi
trtiggung tor tn right 01 -way
filled with a porting men
bearing the evidence of prosperity.
The road to the Jeffrie' cottage waa ana
long procewtau f outgoing parti meeting -tomobtMa
that had juat come through th gap
In the ierrs bearing me from tb coast cities.
All stopped at Mosns Springs watil the place
looked like a camp meeting. .-
Jeffries reselved bis friend oa tb-j8VBU rm-
der the willow trees. Be sst thpre most bf the
dsy playing cards and chatting noword of tba
ling tient eoaiing mm ui lip ana ata lace
a Inscrutable ea ever. Bvrr Inch of
aroniid the cottage was filled by a tralalac
Uagttae anatc told of the approach to Joha-
aoa' abode. Tha arrival ef Delsiey had lifted
the spirit of Jnhneou and bis frland to th
pinnacle of confidence. Then was ao vWenc
of what wa ta com la a few boon. Johnson
did ha road work la the BtorBlng and then
announced that b had reached file fighting
weight 20t ponade aad would Step late the ring
at 203. Jeffrie will aot fire oat hi weight
antll tomorrow.' 1 ' - .t
The road bouse Bv the srsrkUsg water of tha
Truckee river which Johaeon haa made a aousa
of merriment ws filled all dsy with
Is oaij prlracy allowed tba
tk er at
training that great fallow
nar gresr r
Ike Billy Mnldoen.
a is Hurnar. uu
aad your old
rrfeaal Vclmuld. who pnnared yea for tb
Mitchell fight woald hav put a through. I
reel rural anal I aal rrt and what hattav mirta
eauht any trsifter that ever lived hav brought
about! I aun't knew who you really tklak hi
.sing ta art tomorrow and I don't are.
"Tail an entitled ta rou ewa opiate) th
aam as I r any on sle la. bat you lost
watch m -tomorrow. Captain John aad' If you
don't ear after M I ail over that I aa tha
greatest fighter of tke; preatat age. I will thluk
II tiros nlc thine thst you bar beea ylut
about at kara baa pare kunro." . .
"Well. Jack." aald I "you couldn't bay givaa
aw a better lit n talk tha f I had It all writ
tea oat Beforehand and had yoa alga It. I want
to kak kaada wltk yoa one again. All I kave
gat to aay Is Just think ef your eld mammy bark
In Chicago wha uv hoping aad praying to yoa
aad you will d year boat: I haven't doubt..
I will aay the ea to yoa that I aald to Jaf-
frle a few days ago. and It I aar eld aot to:
May toe heat aa wla."
' iTra1 is man or HOUB.
Bob Pttaataaon who blew la kera this men-
lag about 1 o'clock. Is tba aaa of the kour to
Baao. Ton a oat aadantaad that Moaaa Bprtogs.
Kick' road bouse aad tke arena era ewtatue f
the city Umlta and tbtt Bob bj having an f
th time of kt Uf belng the csater af t-
tnctloa for th it morlng and- sear tarraaa-
ksg crowds around the anU ckrcl af real -Uritp
la tk city proper today.
Uuldeon KllralD Onrbett Choyaakl. Battling
Krtaoa Tommy Bun. BUI Lane. Baa 1-ang
ford. Bob Armitroog. Ram Bergar Jack ate-
Aultff aad wTaelf bar fallen way tor. th
Bomeat while all eya ara cantered aa Bob and
all ear an attentive to hi little asaeohea w her It
he ha been delivering very aow aud than -clnce
Bob Is a greet "kidder" you kaow and be ha
had the newspaper mo and wlld eyvd fellow
from the kill and pi.uis jniesaUig ever slaee ha
stepped from the train. Oa of lila tono wrs
that he had fellow who could lick both Jef.
fries and Johnaon I th earn ring and war
be was asked to divulge hla name be refused
saying tt waa a eecnt.
To wle onv all knew tbatrae wa joahlag
but th itnopblttrteu. fellow took hla lit-
erally and aome of them really think that he le
King to produce el man tomorrow to challenge
th Jeffries sad fob n son.
ARENA 18 COMPI.ETED.
Bob Is having lota ef fun; Ktckard and Olaesoa
an beginning to walk on easy a treats. The
crowds an arriving ta droves and the ansa
t all that ran be deetred. It was abaolvterr
finished at noon today with few details yet to
be done bat aa far as the completed etracture
la concerned then could hare been a ftgkt then
thl afternoon. It I on et th great! fight
theattra that ha ever been constructed aad is
perfect In every partialis r for the p.irpose as
It ta Intended.
When I looked at It this afternoon then was
a horde of workmen awaruilng all over the place
adding a touch hen ndrhere. but the ring It-
self wna what Intereatea me rootlv.
Th young chap who haa had chance of thia
particular feature wsa a beay a a p)gon In a
hooting match. It I the moat perfect ring that
waa ever constructed. V eteppad over. It and
1 couldn't produce quiver anywhere and I
pmhahly weighed venty-fv or a hundred
pounds more than the two mea will who will
test Its strength tomorrow. It haa a brawn
eanra stretched over Its an rf ace without sny
panaing anu on tnia tooar turn wen laying
preparation composed of sand water and rosin.
Thia waa swept off and then a aprlnkllng of
rosin scattered over the clean floor. Thle la
turn was hnwhed awav and thea the eomno!-
tleti scattered over It again.
This procedure kept up pretty Buck 11 th
afternoon so that by tomorrow It will ba st-
rit itnpiaaibuv for anybody to allp or abde
r the rrcll prepared surface. A I clo they
art) crowding Into the town bv the hundreda. One
can not ay authoritatively luat what th crowd
will he at the rlnc aide. As a matter of fact
all thee people who -an -here and ' wImk n
coming can not possibly get Into the arena but
In time like this then an always a great
number who come juat for the free show aad
It la worth the price here In Reno todar. I
would double the rate tomorrow Just for this oa
feature alone. .
go. Jeffrie will be fmt aa faatut the end
of thirty rounds as he wae In the flnt. I ex-
pect him to outbox. out laat outfight and out-
gase Jack Johnson."
BY JOE CH0YN8KI
Jeffriaa' Sparring Pirtnar.
"I have never Be tin as finely conditioned aa
athlete as Jeffries. If there la flaw la hi
phyaici ntnea It can only com to tn surface
certainly la per-
fectlv trained. I hoard with JrfTrlaa and
Johnson too when they wen novices. John
on will flqd himself pitted apatant a man
mnen faster cleverer and ntronger than him-
self and he will surprise an If be lasts longer
thaa seven rounds."
BY TOM FLANAGAN
Manager for Jack Johnson.
"I never saw a mam mnn fit for a teat of
skill Ktrougtk and enduranc. Johnsou f
f'retty nearly the perfect mau physically. 1 look
or him to win as certainly he en ten' th
ring Monday II I nady and auxion to meet
Jeffrie and believe he can make th
champlo take the count. It will bo a great
fight ; Johnaon knows Jim line the' strejgtli
cleverness sad knowicdifs of the gsm nd tia
heart to wln the contest. He doe not tinder-
rate Jeffrie for a m"ent but confidence la
the thing." v
BY 810 HART.
Johnson' Chief Trainer.
"Johnson will win between- the twerftb and
Ighteenth round. We have outlined our plan
of action and we all feel sun ha will win.
JohuBan will surprise thooe who have held him
one to T
two abort end."
waa a room nnstslra sad It
took . two ' strong
negroes to kern back the crowds
constantly up the stairway.
"Johnson will win. Of this
there Is no
doubt" Delsney eaid after be came out of tb
room when Johnson waa being rubbed dowa
after his eight-mile nm. And then waa a
smite en the fare of the old mea that told hi
thoughts pislaer thaa words.
PUHSB ISBia ONJ5. V
The purse' of tomorrow's buttle Is 1101000 ef
which 75 per cenAgoea to the winner snd tba
loaer take the sther It par cent ; '
The effort to fill the blank la tke two-word
measag that the wires' will carry out of hen
tomorrow aawrtnf It In why that will bring
financial profit to toning beads ' gray today.
The real answer h getting ao ekiae that tt hurts.
The "wlee ones" of the betting brigade never
were further up ta the air. They are stilt talk-
ing about the 1 'yellow streak" and "can't coma
back" but tha betting a Cost show- a raaurk-
akle decision..- Between the partlaena tha great
ma of fight followere Is wavering.- la tb
pool room It 1 1U to V4 with Jettrlee the fa
vnrlte aad even money that Jeffri win la
twenty rounds. In thai pari -mu rue la the heavy
pay tuat aeiirua win wm m 1
1 twenty-five rounds
JEFFRIES GIVES. ORDESS. .
BJavs One of Johnson't -Friende Put
..V Ont of Camp. ' ':'
'.-. (AueciattiPrtu Rtftrtj ' '.'
JKSTBIBB aRAINlNO CAMP. July e. Jeff-
rle doe aot waat ay on around big camp
vwbo baa baea oa frltadly term with John-
eon lne tin to Reno Thl waa ahowa
tlu afteraooa wbea be had Stanley Ketchel
tno mauieweigui cnajupion. pus uc us
training quarters and eft the ground.
JeftrT w ens used In ram of eard oa
the lawn when Ketchel. who bad motored out
from town cama trolling np. H tood be-
hind Jeffrie for a moment bafor tba big tel.
low beea ova aware of bla- prase. When ba
finally aaw him Jeffrie tgimly turned to aim
ad aald: - - - - ... . ' ..
"Bay I don't want you here. Tea hare beea
fooling around with that .nigger and I don't
think tou belong her at all.' " ' '
Ketchel smiled but did not' mews' away
Jeffriea continued playing for a few nvameota
and thea turning -to Vtrmer Burns Jerked his
iead la tba direction of Ketchel and aaldi '
..-"Put that fallow cat."' . ; .
. Burnt tjot up took rttohal by tba aboaldar
aad wkll H assy set havi
t FIGHT Rf PVERV
Johnson Says He Is Prepared for a : Long -and
r a Hard
' v- .' f .. T
' '' t ' t ' . 1 Uffjlt!
"Wan I go latp tba Jin? oa ta ?jrtp
fUeae that 1 am akl to dafaat Urn at
that la poglnsm am Jaatrlaa atastar am It
daetsive Baaaaer aaamtbla. 1 tatob I kaow
kaowwdg raaaaarbsf ase. I aaa ssoaa thaa
1 hn. rrahwsA rkftkrarhv w eats mi
Btvyakal seaalttoa a such thai tt esald aot ba I agnail. Tba ciidirl aaviar Brkach I
have tratosd aa tha ssaattaa I base totlaared bar baaugbt aw to a atato fato aratab I
will ba abb) to Ox eat ry ssbc at aa. traa-th aad aatAB Into lay eavary paaad that I
know.. My erlghul xntoaOoa saardlI Bf traJnlnaj hrra haa esrrUd at fattMtltr asl I
coal aot ast fat better Basalts. an ctttlen aad aO wb bare maa taa. sgsaa that
I aa ooadltloned to tb aetcA rbaa 1 eaald antor tba rbag at a at ! v
"tt aa aaver brco my puey befon battle fflca my nefbda. la tato flgbt
men thaa la aar other tt laBpoaafhla to ta la detail jaat bw fsdnaa will mi. I am
aolBf to wla. J will ba tban ngatan at awaiy tara. . ' ' '
- "I don't look forward to tight plucks bteanaa I tbmb bv gansvaasttr mm iwffrlei
.M.. tlu a.a mt mmm OmmM J Mln Ilk that. Than all! b B Stl " Tb
tight In aD paababUlty will b faat threvsgbont every retm. ao aattw bear tar tt
km prepared far a aan coatoat aad tt go
Mlsvlna laaa BBS kaaito . .
"Every fighter a taa ar af kta fight
sincere when 1 avnat I da. It Jetfrma kaarka aaa ant ar falaa a aWaaloa eator am
wlU go Into bla corner aad erasers taleto Maa aa aoaa aa 1 am ska. y eonamtalatlaa will
be sincere. I ateaa tt If Jaffrlea kas It ta kta to dfeet me I think that I" aaa modestly
say b a ntltled ta all tba tsBurratnatlaB ka aay recalv. ' -.J
1 bDev tba Ueatlpg betwrea Jeftnea
nar. .Tba tap th gmig
BETTING IS GETTING
Jeff Enters Ring Today 10 to 61-2
Take Your Choice Says Corbett.
(AuotioXti Prtti Kefotl.)
IUSNO. Nev. July 3. Jim Jeffrl will enter
the ring tomorrow a 10 to H favorite. Thl U
th watiacut among th bettors today and tha
bet records eea to forecast no cUange either
"Then's plenty of money coming la oa both
of the ir.cn and It's take your cluilce St 10 to
tlH." was Bcttlns Commissioner Tom Oorbett'e
statement today. "These I slso plenty ef
money aud take your pick oa the twenty-rout)
proposition. The odds will probably prevail
tni to the time the men enter the ring.
"This la not s big betting flgbt strange to
ear. We ere handling plenty of money but
no Winn Ilk the amount we expected to come
In. We handled more money la Haa Pnncteeo
b.-fore we moved to Bono then we have taken
la hen. It may open up tomorrow however
u-heti the specials all get la and the Bast and
West meet on a common speculative ground."
Ot:irrnce Berry aa admirer ef Jeffrie who
I credited with having mad the odd by placing
many thonaand of doilara on
blon. cam In todav but hi
the former rhem-
d nothing to aay
os to hla hwtllna alana.
- There was crest deal of Joaatoa aaatlment
among the small bettors but Ills partisan were
looking for the best odds ta be had aad quiet-
ly took the 10 to vVt. There wss no rush to
back Johnson st any 'time but a anirt. steady
play was made on the black man. This cama
more from .arrivals than from the Western
contingent among whom the Jeffrie senti-
ment I atrong.
Records of the
RECORD rUkTWEMTI OT
July t Dan Long
April 0 T. Tan Bnsklrk....
May 1 Hnry Biker
July IT Ons Ruhlln
Nov. .10 Joe Ciioynskl .
Feb. aa Joe Ooddard .......
UarcU 22 Peter Jackson -..
April 21 Pete Kverctt
May 0 Tom Sharkey .......
An if Bob Armstrong
Juile It Boh Pltaslmmons...
Nov. 3 T"ui .-iliarliey
Mar 11 Jim Corbett
Kept. 17 Hank Grimn. ......
Nov. IS One Ruhlln
Ju'i Vib Fltislmmona. .
Aug. 14 Jim Corbett
Dec- 19 Jack Monro
Aug. 20 Jack Monro......
K nor toot.
. . . Knockout.
e Palled to knock eat Moarse on eThlhltloe.
RECOBD W TWENTY OF BI8 MOST PROMINKNT Fir.nTS.
March M Marvin Hart Lost
April 25 -Jim Jeffords Kaoekout.
Maj-.1 Black Bill ....Vron.
Msr 9 Walter Johnaon
. .xtnocauui. .
. .No deelstoa. .
. Won aa tout. .
..Lost oa tool. .
. . Won. -..No
Jun ? Jack Monroe
July 18 Sandy Ferguson..'...
Nov. iifi Joe Jeannette
Dec. 1 Young Peter Jaekaoa.
Dr. 2 Joe Jeannette
Jan. 11 .Toe Jeannette
March 1& Joe Jean'nette
Apr I rl Ram l.ingford
Sept. 20 Joe Jeannette ......
No. S Jim Jeffords "...
Xo. yn Joe Jesanctte
Msivh J. Lrtr . . '.
July 17 Boh Fltss'.mmons ....
Nov. 2 Jim Flynn
Dec. 26 Tommy Barns
Oct. In Stanley Ketchel.
. .Tin derision.
. .No decision
. . .Knockout.
. . . Kaockoot.
nd turned him towrd the cot tigs Walking
with the middleweight champion a fat aa the
-porch Burn gsve blm a mild posh toward
the steps and Ketchel quietly waiaea out f
the gate and took hi car to town.
FIGHT WILL BE ON BQUARE
Declare Texas ' Biekard and Jaok
. Gleason Promcters ef Hill.
- 1 (a'l Prtu Rtptrt.) ' .
RENO. Nev. July . O. L. (Tex) Rlcksrd and
John Oleasoa tonight gar out tha following
statement: .... '
This fight ts on the square. Wa regret if
any contrary 'impression prevails for wa hav
tried our best to avoid any move la aur aego.
tlatlnna for the staging of this contest that
would lend the least semblance et train 10
the vicious tumors and opinions that hav four
rounds regarding a rram up.
'The neonle who are 'knocking' are the one
who know the !t bout tb flghten ar our-
mmimmM IS ilu. n Viillv .InfnnnUl nf h.
r-dcternilntlon of both Jeffries ad Johnson to
win. snd of th great amount or moar sad
glory th victor will achieve the? would not
neve to proceed far for a reason to controvert
their false idea. We wub to tasng ta Aaso-
dated Press for tb accuracy f all Its repora
concerning this right sad for Its tatr and txo-
blaaed treatment of every on connected with
the 'battle of tb century.' "
TO BE US' JEFFRIES' C0R1O3LJ
Well Known Sporting lien ' to Aet
r V.- 'or Boilermaker. . "y r
'''- '' ; iAtttcitttd Prtu Xrpfrt.) '';.. X -t '. 1
RENO July . Wkea time to called far tha
Jeffrlae-Joansou . champlahtp - battto tocaovrow
these men win be la Jeffriea' eoruert Baa Bar
cer James J Corbett. Jack Jeffrie Faruer
Borne. Roeee Oarnall and fsoh ArmsresaiB. '
- Berger and Corbett will act advaera to the 4
nig teiww ounng the light lian a aa anaee.
landing la the bollermaker camp that tbeee
men will tell Jeffriea what he ahould do aad
that ll other. man la tba corner most keep quiet.
Corbett waa ehoeea by Jeffrie a bla aecoad
aoviaer nuaaaa og.aia aasrwi
Tlsds mt . tba Xlght-
w aaea. t -
JMODWIlMf jtOliET ON JEFF.
Forced Down Odda to Ten U Six for
' 7 XHetfuPutSftcUI.) '
RENO rr Jalf . Jttri asnsj mad nV
self fK tonight sad tha odds dropped to 10 to
t la tba pool reeoiB. Ther wen eeaUnaooa
. i- v -i
-Battle ; -
af Jar ta tlgl
flgtat Jsffrba I adU fntt tam
th gaaaa tt gtva aad take.
la mr ! ta gsaaialiato taa to
JaffrkM fJaaMlttr at a fight aa
WUU ta $im 0 tba trt af ckmka
' iraa. mi saat ba tba sturatoat
without yiJrJjat a
Baa waold be ;
da elan that b bspee fa Umt mea erma.
aad mytott WlU ba a
wUIJb rnmas) at.tta.- . $
to cutting Mg furore la this.
well snown Bporuu ni.a w
hsa haae. watch tne tW betting SiBC th mea
lieean trainlnc. -The West Ti rurally' baas to
Jeffrie Becauae he ta a Weetera maa M
liecanaa tba an better acquainted with bla
iieraonttlly. But I be Mere tt Is too much sen-
II meat and aot enough cold specu la Uv ra
iiw that Ik making Jeffries the fwtte.. It
look Ilk a 10 to 8 or 10 to prooosltloa i tnd
1 wouldn't be eurprleed lo see tt at one af tHes
llrin Before the ring rlBgs tomirrow."
Cm awa of tha Ban Pmneiieo tratoa earrylag
foqrteea Pullmans filled with notables from tliat
city a pool waa made up tha mornlaa 'aad the
lajtt lug ahowed 3 -a 1 In favor of Jffrlaa. that
Is. twice aany tlekitta wen taken ea Jeffriea
as oa Johnaon. but thia waa kaaag a crowd of
Keffrle' "ow people" aad friendship probsniy
laved a considerable pert.
At nmyiu that earWfa a hpaader sentiment
than th pool betting furniahed n Interesting'
instcht to the betting eltnatloa toaafht- . . J
The board la Oerbert's pool room hnwd0if-
followlng record af twketisoM: ?
On to fir rounds Jeffries M Johneoa tr
Slx to nine rounds-Jeffries 80. Johnaoa loi
Tea to thlrteea rounds leffrles Jfl. Jehmwi T.
Kourteea to elghtaea round M. Jpiuv
Nineteen t. twwaty-four rounds JfTri
Johnaon S3. ; i .
Twnty-flre and over .Icfrlea 40. Johnaon M.
An analrala of thia tabli would Indicate that
the public believe Johnson 'a chance or surces
will increase largely after tba thirteenth round.
Two Fighters :
J. Jef friet.
BIS MOST IMPORTANT TlOim
i .tea Kra.iclsco. . i .
....flan I'rtni'V'a. . i . .
. . Mau Framirco.
....Ban Kraaclsco. .......
. ...8au Kranciicu...;.
.... I-os Angeles
. ..Ban rVauelsco
....Ran Pnncleeo ...... .
. . . .Han Francisco
. . . .Ti Anretes
. . . .8ju Vranciaeo. u. . . .
....'ban rnnclaco. ...... .
. ..:rtnn Pnnelse
.... -. 0
.. ...Plilbilelpbis. ..
. .Lancter Pa
. i .bf lbourne.
....Sydney. N. 8. TT..
. .Oolma Cal.
cslls ef 'Tea to A oa Jeffries: who want Jba-
aoai" and "F.ssa money that Jaffrlea what la
twenty rounda: who v. ante Johnaoa I" .
The crowd aroand Oorbett'e place was la
menaar and ther waa mera Uf to tb batUag
than at any tlm heretofore.
Net trnodwln'e money I credited with baring
forced dowa the odd on Jnffrtae tonight. Qoad-
wln aent In big combination eg Jeffries at
10 to ev. The Ogura dropped' to 10 to 8 with
few Johnson taker. 1 .
Twenty-fourth Annual Meeting- Xj
-On at Atlanta.
' (Atjociatti Prtu K'feri.) :5 '
ATLANTA Oa.. Jaly S. The rwealy-festrtk
aannal toarnameat for the chamnionkhlp of the
outk noder tha sanctlaa of tha mi tad Btatog -lawn
Tenuis asaoclatlon will ba played aa tb
courts of the Atlanta Ataeletta dab. thl week.
optaing at 10:N tamarraw . end eotlauing 1
through Saturday. Th vaut include the aao'a.
cnampioaaiup woaa sbs mea woaaile
abla gs aea's
Rain Prevented AMn Oatjiiv
? (HmufnrtttSpnkiy '
AJmt. Teas Jaly a. The gam at babsll
BcheDuled to ba played bar thia aftaraasa tad
.tMotrow betweea Atota and Daytoa bad to
he rh.d-off on icedunt af nla. it wa a
gre't sppolntaent to tb Arrla faaa sa tot
... game wee to have beea a featam ef
th a relebntioa. . .
I l!irty: lefeaU
- f Httt Port SftcULi -:':iii
I liKRTt. Iwaaa July I Llbartp. fatd
e nnaBontPtatea to Wry today. Tba
"-.I Llberto. Meen and Beadaml; Pi-
ti s 1. ur and Basil. Tha Bam team pi ba
"lia Took Three Straight-
-5 1 ear. . a ..' .. ".
1 lursnva ran jfeaa.)
Texaa 'July S.Marlla made tt
stnlitrt by .wlnatng from War ysr4y.
orj. Wing t teT.T to t and T toTTT'
h local miH ataJ Ik. J 1 . '
. "".j'o.rew aaw viaiaaa la ;
rior Took Tit StrsigtU'
U t (JftHlttU PtttSftcUI.) '.'- if; "
V Texas Jly l Taykar Ma tJM third
' ' ?!ta to D.H.
Vt TT ewn and O'Maini
aad Mats. tatralaappaiama. .
: . .
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