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KVBNINO BULLHTIN, HONOLULU, II. T.. FMDAY. AUGUST 8. 1M2
Fitesimmons Gave Jeffries
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Sharpest Fight of His Life
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Simmons' dressing room bore any- -f
f thing but the aspect of that of a -fjln the second lound nnd commenced tc
for t'uo first rest Fltz had sent home a
couple more good, clean punches to the
head without a return. So easily did
Boh seem to :ach his mark whcnevoi
ho led that Jim lost his confident smllt
i losing fighter. From tha elation
f of tho seconds over tho remark-
able showing that he made, It t
was plain that they had enter-
f talncd no great hopes of a vie-
f "Ho heat mo all right," said
Fltzslmmons. '.'lie Is n wonder.
He had mo going In tho seventh, t
My hands wcro out and he had
mo In tho wind. I hurt my hand
two days ago on Griffin's head, t
But that doesn't make any differ-
encc. Ho did me. And let mo -t-f
tell you ho Is tho best of them
all. It wasn't that last biff In the
eye that did It: It was tbo smash
f In the wind. I thought my short
ribs wcro broken. When I went
down I snld with all tho wind that
f was In me, 'Jeff, I'm sono.' On
the straight, I might perhaps -t
have pulled out and gono on, but -f
f t would have only been chopped -t-
to pieces, and l'vo fought long
enough to know when I or any
other man has had tho finishing
"Ho did me. but If It is tho last
word that I ever say I will tell
you that I wasn't right the first
time he put mo out. I didn't
f know whether I was In or out of
tho ring nfter tho third round.
-f This time I was as fit as I over
was in my life. Then ho was a
t- novice. Now he Is a finished
t- fighter, t fought htm the best
way 1 knew, l'eoplo muy say that
f I ought to have Kept away from
f him, but let mo tell you that If I
had he would havo been after mu
and finished mo In two rounds, -f
"But ain't I all right for an old
f man? I don't think that I ever
punched anyone harder than 1 did
f him in tho first four rounds, but
f ho kept coming back. There Is
no ono fighting In tho world that
has a chanco against him. I
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rush. In doing this he only made mat
ters worse, as he left his guard wide
open, nnd another straight lead met
him on the nose and changed tho sim
ple signs of blood from his nose Into a
tegular stream. In the third Bob con
tinued Ills good work, nnd after a hard
mix Jeff emerged with a gash under
his right eye. All this time the chain
plon had scarcely countered unit the
Cornlshman was without n mnrit,
In the fourth Jeff landed his first
damaging punch, a bard right to thv
body, but he got In return n half-dozen
Jabs to his mouth and eye, which en
larged the streams of blood and colled
to his determined face n terrible ex
pression. The champion did a trlllr
better In the fifth, reaching Fltz" facfc
with a straight left and opening a small
cut under the eye. In return Bpb start
ed n right for tho Jieail,--which, parti
ally blocked, glanced off and almost
put Jeff's good eye out of commission.
The battle was oven more In tlm Cor
nlshman's fnvor In tho sixth nnd
seventh, nnd for a moment of the lat
ter round it appeared lis though Jeff
was weakening under the rapid-fire
punches, but he closed the round strong
with n rally which showed that he had
lost none of bis steam, while 11 tr.
walked to his corner with a rather
The eighth and last round of the
great battle was a counterpart of Its
predecessors right up to the sensational
finish, when the champion backed Bob
Into his own corner, and, catching him
momentarily oft his guard from the
force of a swing that missed Its mark.
whipped In one of the tcrlfilc Jolts to
the body that have made him cham
pion, following with a right to the Jaw
as the Cornlshman dropped, and the
fight was over.
When Fltz sought the mat he appar
ently was not knocked out. He gazed
in a rnthcr dazed sort of way at George
SAYS FITZ SURPRISED HIM
Han Francisco, July 20. Ho
gave mo the hardest fight of my
life, and when I Innded tho punch
thnt knocked him out ho certainly
had all the best of me. It was
f tho bandages that punished me -t
so much. The blows did not daze
me, but every time Fltz landed
f even n glancing blow It seemed
-f to cut mo like a knife. The blood
III my throat bothered mo n good i
deal more. In fact, than any of
the punches, anil there was never
n moment during the light when I
-f was not confident of the final out
come. But Bob surprised mo a
f lot at that. Ho seemed faster t
f nnd stronger than when I met him
f b(ore, nnd he reached my head
much oftener, but I always had
my Jaw covered and I knew lie
could not hit mo hard enough on
the body to put mo out. 1 am so
much bigger nnd heavier than he
tlsrmrt I knew 1 would wear him
f out nnd win In tho end.
! U'nu n limit tttmM, flint tin.
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lslied the fight, and I was as
t- much surprised ns any one In the
f houso thnt It enmo when It did.
But It was a perfectly fair blow. ?
We wero not clinched at the time.
I simply caught 111 in off his guard -t-4-
after he missed a hook at me, and,
f that wan tho end.
"For Fltzslmmons I havo noth-
t- Ing but praise. He U certainly &
wonderful man for his age, and I -f
feel ns though I would rather It -f
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couldn't do It. nnd If 1 can't thoro 'Dawson, as If waiting for the signal to
f Is no ono that can."
f "What aro your future plans?"
-t ho wus asked.
f "I'm going back to Brokenhurst
f to teach the young Idea of Amcr-
f lea to ho oig nnd strong llko
me," ho sold, and settled back,
f laughing. -t
San Francisco, July 26. Bleeding
furiously from a gash over his left eye,
'a smaller cut under his right optic and
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arise. His body lay almost under tho
ropes, and as Granoy said "eight" ho
mado a slight effort to rlbp, but It was
no use. Ills strength was gone, and ha
was, to all intents nnd purposes, a
beaten man. That Dawson did not urge
li t tn to get up was seen to he the right
course, when the seconds climbed
through the ropes pud helped him to
his feet. I)avsou and Griffin released
their hold for n moment, and Fltz tot
tered and would have fallen hnd they
not again supported him to his seat.
Tile nrellmlnnrv hetwrrn Ilnrrv Pn.
with blotches of bright red coming ley am, Davi, arry wcnt ccv,,n ,,,,
from mouth nnd nose James J. Jeffries, when Foley sent his man to the floor
champion heavyweight of tho world. thrco times and he failed to arise at the
stood over tho prostrate form of Hob-1 last count. Jimmy Brltt acted as ret
ort Fltzslmmons last night while Itcr-jeree, Tho affair was slow and only
creo Eddie Grancy tolled off the sec- served to make the crowd Impatient for
onds which meant that he could retain tho big event to conic,
tho championship. There was no trl-l Another feature, totally out of placo
umph In his look. Ills glances at tho and not announced on the program,
fallen fighter were rather of pity than was then Introduced nnd mado tho
elation, but when tho fateful "ten" i audience still more restless. It was n inons tlio balance.
t- 1 did for this one takes a year or
f so off the other end of his life,
and I do not Intend to lose any
-f time on this earth that Is coming
f to me. If 1 meet nnd beat Cor- -t-
hett I think I will havo disposed -t-f
of every ono who Is entitled to -t-
"I cannot say that I am elated
t- over tho victory, for, to tell tho
truth, I was always sure that I
t could beat Fltz again as easily as
t I did tho first time we met.
London last night. Is also anxious to
shy his castor Into the clianiplonslilf
Fltzslmmons' fears that he had sus
tained broken limbs In the encounter
were found to ho without foundation.
! He was examined nt the hotel by Or,
I.. C. Cox, who pronounced the only In
jury to be badly swollen hands from
tho terrific punches ho landed nnd the
way he had his hands bandaged.
No exact figures as to the amount of
money In the lioiifc could he lenrued
last night, but It was said to be n trlllo
In excess of $3.1.000. Of this amount tho
fighters take 73 per cent, Jeffries taking
CO per cent of this share and Fltzslm-
Mr. Bath will call and glvo figures on work at nny time.
all work Intrusted to him his persena supervision.
He also kItm
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was counted by the referee Jcff'B faciibittlo royal between four negroes, and
lit mi for n moment and ho turned to' was neither clever nor diverting. When
his corner with evidences of great sat-1 the men had battered ono another ut
Isfactton that Bob did not havo tho, considerably for two rounds there was'
stamina to get up and continue tno a general call to have them put out of
struggle that had gone so much . the ring. The cry was heeded, and the
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OitUn la Fist S Iki to Gun Uoani, Cblsiia in Japiout rjooJt ol All Xliit
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against the champion for eight rounds.
And well he might be content for ho
bud received the hardest punishment
of his career In the greatest battle ever
waged for the title which was nt stake.
It was a wonderful tight, before a
wonderful crowd, which marveled at
the battle put up by tho "grand old
man of tho ring." The end was u fore
gone conclusion before tho pair entered
the ring, but so cleverly did Fltz find
Jeff's head, and so much damage did ho
do with hard hooks from cither hand,
that the Bca of humanity was In an up
roar of excitement us the tide turned
In Fltzslmmons' favor, and nine out of
ten throats wcro uttering shouts of en
couragement to tho Cornlshraan. Never
before was tho saying that "nothing
succeeds llko success" so amply demon
strated. And when tha end came sud
denly In the eighth round, and tho
champion was still champion, the hush
which fell over tho vast throng Bhowed
plainer than words can tell that Itobert
Fltzslmmons had tho sympathy of
every person within tbo big lncloiure.
If battles with tho padded mitts could
be made to order tho fight last night
would havo been the kind selected. It
was perfectly clean, In the sense that
fistic parlanco calls clean. It was furi
ous from the first tap of the gong. It
showed tho remarkable cleverness of
Fltzslmmons nnd the still more re
markable stamina of Jeffries. There
was never a dull spot In It. It resulted
In a clean knockout, which Is the only
way that a battlo with tho fists can bo
settled to tho satisfaction of all con
cerned. There was no taint or suspi
clon coming from any quarter that It
was not entirely fair nnd square, and
tho best man won. Surely no other en-
counter of the kind ever waged combin
ed all the good qualities of thnt fought
From tho first round to tho sudden
finish Fltzslmmons had n clear lead on
Jeffries. The first blow which lauded
was n Jah to Jeff's nose which started
the claret, and before the gong sounded
quartet left with alacrity.
At flvo minutes past ten Fltzslm
mons and Ills party appeared at the
entrance. Tho aged fighter was given
a lousing reception, greater, In fact,
than was accorded Jeffries when h
appeared two minutes later. Fltz was
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Washington. July 29. It was stated
nt tho Department of Justice today
that Assistant Attorney General Bus-
clad In a long hluo bath robo and was sel1' now ln ,arIs Investigating I'nnn-
attended by George Uawson, I'crcy ran canal titles, had chargo of the cor
Wllllains nnd n couple of towel wield-1 respondenco relating to tho laying of
ers. in the Jeffries party were Billy mo i-acmc camo, ami mat notniug
Delaney, Joo Kennedy, Jack Jeffries would bo done in the matter of sound
ami Joe Egan. The champion was Ings until his return from l'arls. Tho
fully drested, his outer garment being United States asks the Pacific Corn
a long overcoat. He had not availed merclal Cnblo Company to give a spe
himself of tho dressing-room erected clal ruto to tho Government with a
in tho corner of the enclosure, hut had guaranty that tho cnblo may he ex-
prepared himself for tho battlo at tlui cluslvely used by tho Government dur-
housn of his uncle across the street. ing war and that it snail be laid only
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VANDERVOORT IS DEAD.
tator Instead of one of the principals,
while Fltz seemed a trifle nervous.
When the men stripped the disparity
In size was glaringly apparent. Jeff's
framo loomed up like the giant that
be really Is and his swarthy skin Philadelphia, July 29. Paul Vauder
glowed with health, He was In perfect, voort, past commander In chief of the
physical fix. Fltz stripped Just as Grand Army of the Republic, died at
clean, but his spindle limbs looked odd Puerto Principe, Cuba, today of paraly
besldo the powerful muscles ot his op- sis of the heart. He was born in Ohio
portent. But nevertheless the Cornish- In 1S10. Ho enlisted for thrco months'
man nppearcd fit and his battlo boro service In the (iStli Illinois Infantry,
out tho appearance. and rc-cnllstcd in Company M, ICtli
One. strnngn feature of tho show was Illinois Cavalry, and was with his regl
thc nbsenco of Hilly Jordan In the ring incut In the Ninth and Twenty-third
as announcer. In his stead Ned Shay, corps and tho Cavalry Corps of the .Vil
li member of tho San Francisco Club, Itary Department ot the Mississippi.
Introduced tho contestants. Ileforo tho He was dlschnrgcd August 1, ISC", a a
fighters wero culled to tho center for sergeant. Past Commander Vander
their final Instructions by Grancy Shay voort Joined the Grand Army In 1111
inado the announcement that Harry nols In ISM, nnd wns assistant ndju
Corhett, on behalf of bis brother, Jim, tant giueral to Department Command
wished to challenge tho winner. On er Hlllyard. He resigned the position
each sldo of tho ring this statement was on his removal to Omaha, where he
made, and each time was greeted with was mainly Instrumental in the organ
voclfcrous cheers. Following this a Izatlon of the Department of Nebraska,
similar challenge wus presented by Tim . to which he was nsslgnod as provlslon-
McOrath on behalf ot Tom Sharkey, al commander. On tho formation of
hut only Jeers answered from all parts the department ho was elected depart
of tho building. Although It was not mem commander. Ho was elected
so stated at tho ring eldo Denver Ed senior vice-commander In chief In 1S78
Mat tin, who beat Bob Armstrong at ami commander In chief In 1SS-.
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