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.. EVEfJINO BULLETIN. HONOLULU. T. I!,., TUESDAY, JULY 12, 1910.
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OF BIG FIGHT
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in iiKiuniK in mini jciinsiiii iiiiuuioii ;
tho. Imrly Jeffries a, he pleased, the
Btyle In which he blocked ovory
punch that (ho Krlizly hear attempt
ed to land, had prepuml the crowd
for the ending that was bound to fol
Defeat Follows Awful Dealing,
Jeffries' .knockout may not haw
been so much the result of nuy sin-
Rle eollnpKi, us of the punching to
which ho wns Hlilijerled and the col
lapse that was bound to rotmv . As
early as the sixth round It was evi
dent to those of us who sat at the
ringside that Jeffries was n beaten
man and that It was only a question
of how ' long Johnson would permit
him to l.iSf.
"Just ono chanei may bo ho will
land a punch that will settle John
son," wns the forlorn cry of tho Call
fornlan's friends, but thelrplca wns
faint hearted and was ilcver rcnllxoil.
It was n quick eliding wqcn It did
cnme-qulcker thnu most had expect
ed, and dramatic to ,tho degree The
native gainencss In Jeffries wns what
made tho big fellow stand up (wlco
nftcr ho had been knocked down, on
ly to fnll tho final time from a welt
directed left uppcrcut that Johnson
cent In with plenty of force, but not
Jeffries Twice Knocked Out,
Ah a matter of fact. Jeffries, by
rights, should havo been counted out
tho first time ho fell. Tlmckeopcr
Hcorgo Darting tolled tho count with
uplifted finger, but Tex Illckard, un
accustomed tn his position and cxclt
ed at the tenseness in I lie air, lost
track of iifTalra. He icrmlttcd Jeffries
to stand on his feet, and though the
seconds Jumped Into tho ring to as
sist tho fallen man, he waved them
back. Then cntno tho second knock
down and Jeffries fell sprawling
through the roies, with ono eye closed
and blood trickling from mouth and
Even then tho nld-tlmo vitality in
tho fighter forced him tn n standing
isisltlon, but his strength wnw lack
ing, and tho big bulk of bone nnd
miiicle fell, practically Inert, ns John
son rained In tho punches for. the
third and last time.
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My Story of jMy Life
'JCeprftcht, lno. by McClur Nfwiptper
Bndlet'. ' Copyrltht tn CansiU and
0r4t Britain. All rlchta rrierved.
CUAPTER IX. '
HOW BOD FITZSIMMtDNS WAS
TJUCKED WTO FIOIITtKO ME.
, FTER half a year at home, with
a lot of goqd bunting, I began
to (eel like taking on another
flght. Dut I didn't care to
look for llttls ones. I felt near enough
to the top of my class to want a fight
for the championship. Things were
tolng along this way In the spring of
'00 when all of a audden we heard
tfrom Billy Drady In Xew York.
, Brady bad been out of ring affairs
for a long time and busy with theatric
al stunts, as he told me afterward,
'when one day a gentleman came Into
thli, office with a proposition. He want-
pi Brwty W (V tat t Ohm? lata
Athletic (tat- M tate LamiofalUta
JrIx. Brady" ll't ear -nrae fw
tfc KR Rt Or. n wat4 to b
MV,1BSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSVla ""! I fl
Thorn lian nlrcnilv been' lilariiRidon
as to whether Jeffries was counted ncvJr;sdopartcd from, For nil he may
out liefore the gong sounded the cndl.linte. fct, ns ho said, that ho wits' the
of tho fateful fifteenth round, butJ.mnsior of Jeff from the moment they
there Ir no question that It was pro-
perl? ended, and no question of the
complete triumph of. the. black.
, ,- ... . .
Jeffries" Stamina 'Alf Gone. ,
Jeffrlis. tho defeated, was not thg
man who had been watched b.y thpuj
sands, not the man .whoso pre?cnco
In training quarters hnd Impelled hun
dreds to lean against fence pickets ln
order to hnvo n glimpse of him. "Tho
king Is dend; long live the king."- .80,
It was with Jeffries. A now chaw
jilon reigns not a new one, imrhups,
but 11 man who has now tho clearest
of nil lights to his title unit tho
homage was turned toward him.
Itaee feeling? There was niino
manifested this afternoon, Jeff, ns ho
half wnlkcd and was half carried from
the ringside, was accorded the an-
.filiiiiav thai Is due n fallen monarch,-
Hut, iisldc from tho pity Unit comes
I" the ' loser, there was no thought
glverl fo the fact that htf had been
defeated bj- a colorci) man.
Closed Eye Beginning of End.
Then; are many whit argue that
Johnson, could hav.6 Won in. any of
the early rounds nnd that ho wad
fighting, fiir" his friends nnd tho mov.
Ing pictures. He that ns It may, It
was after tho sixth round, when he
closed Jeffries' left eyo nnd. landed
almost at will with vicious lefts and
rights, that the white fighter showed
an utter lack of stamina and fought
after a fashion that stamped hint as
a loser sooner or Inter.
The youth had fled from tho blgj
frame, and there was nothing but .the
desire to keep him going. With no
strength to punch or ability to fight
aggressively, nothing mora than n
hollow shell Jeffries put up a sorry
fight, so sorry an affair t that tho
crowd camo away from tho" arena dis
appointed at tho fight ns a fight, and
with the outcome. It was tho old
mistake that so many In the history
of athletics havo made. Too trainee
rubbed Jeffries Into Bhapc, as ono of
tho .critics expressed .the condition.
All the Old Steam Done.
They took fat off tho outside of bis
person, but didn't tone him tip-Inside.
Hut, with nil tho titter lack of fight
ing ability that was displayed by Jef
fries, It Is due Jnck Johnson to give
him full credit (or his remarkable
battle, mapped out in rare form by a
known as a theatrical man and not as
a promoter. Anyway, boxing had bn
dead In New York fur some lime, and
there had been few good matches.
But tbe game cam up again In great
shape, and people began clamoring for
the champlnus. Brady was sitting In
a cafe one day Miking the eltuatlon,
over, and as he talked ha got rnthucl
aatlc. "I havo a great ehanre h-re," limafd.
"I know a big fellow out west who can
whip t'ltrslramons and take the world's
championship. He's fought here In the.
eart, but he didn't make much of an
Impression. People don't know him
the way I do. The time la ripe to
spring him, and I're got a good mind
to take a flier In fighting again."
"Why don't you?" asked the parfy on
the other aide nf the table.
"By George. 1 will"' exclaimed Billy
lie did. He took 1 Imge of the Coney
Iiland A. C. and wired Billy Delabey
to see me and get me to come east
again. In a few days we were 00' ths.
tVhen I wai actually In New Tork
Brady began planning a way to gt
Fltxslmmons to fight ma. ,
Yera can beat Fits." Billy told me.
"I know Tery well I can," I ssld.
"Then It's F1U we're got to get for
you," said Billy.
Brady knew In a general way that
Fltxslmmons was either nearly flat
broke or that he bad all of bit ring
naming' tied up In some way. Being
la the theatrical bualnesa, he knew a
lot of U'atde things about Ttrlona peo
ple. He heard somewhere or .other
that Fttxsmmona, after a atage tout
just finished, had failed to. pay the
printers' bill for his theatrlcIiter.
The bill was something arouhd"M00
or $500, and the printers had been un-'
able 'to collect. "'
' Brady, who was a customer, to,'
dropped Into the printing company's
office In (ah Incidental sort of way ana
In the'rdarse.of eonVentlonlaldt "t
hear you hire some trouble., vetting
money from' Fltialmmonti I snppoee
he's a little short Jnat now. !I hasn't
fought for a long time."
The printers acknowledged that
Fltzalmmons didn't appear to be roll
ing In ready wealth.
"Well," aald Billy, "that could be
fixed up e aally enough. Next time you
call on Fits with the' bill why don't
yon largest that he take on some dub
for an easy flght and get a few thou
sand dollar H hasn't been In the
rUg since he woa, the championship
at Oaaaea two years ago, and the peo
ple in enury to hla agala."
Hare Brady supjid sad thought
awhllsw Then b ymnptd ont ft his
chair as If he bad a sndden lOa,
VT)7, 7i" ns said, TU tlvo ..lu a
eotifiral of' the mifflllRtln enmn and
came together- In a clinch, Johnson
. i. . . . .
fought his .own contest and hla own
i It .must-.havo jieen.nrieV lhoA sixth
mat. jpynspn. convinced him
turo..jvinner,ioritj was .then
commenced tn use a straight
dangerous punch when an op
ponent, has anything, of a .wallop. left.
iHtifthed nnd .Jokod wjth tho crowd
Oil ye ht Corbtftt, who had
ISlerously unlsy- -during tho
stages, nnd time and 'again
'told' Jeffries to try to land Q -body
punch. T n ' ' ' - -
Ills defenso wns, tho marvpl that It
has always been claimed for him, Jef
fries brought first- blood, morp a
scratch than nny'thing'clsc. In the first
round w)(h a left, but othcrwlso John
son was, untouched. Ho boxed In
supertl style, blocked the nttempted
lunges of Jeff nftcr h fashion that
must Jinve bewildered Jeffries nnd
contented himself for tho most part
with landing tho effective upporcuts
that have won so many of his con
tests for him.
Olaek Aggressive and Confident.
And there wnB moro to the Johnson
light. , Ho was aggressive this after
noon as I hnvo jie.ver seen him before.
Tho confl'dcncbtt has been Imbued
hi him In tho .king years tb'at ho has
been seeking u tnntch with tho whlto
man camo to the front, and onc.o he
was -absolutely certain of his man he
camo to the frout in a stylo that will
win fur him many friends. Ho out-
'boxed Jeffries ns- it was natural to
'expect, nnd what Is also to tlto point,
ho outfought him. There were-men
In tho nudlcnco who havo not seen
Johnson In his recent fights, who did
not understand how he has Improved.
The work of tho black oponcd their
eyes this afternoon and the accorded
him tho credit due for the fighting.
I.lttlc of tho personal clement that
was expected and that has been writ
ten about wns In evidence. Johnson's
smile, that was glittering at all stages
of Tho flght, showed no Ill-will, townril
Jeffries, 'nnd tho tnps that lip gavq
his huskier opiioncnt as they came
together frequently In the clinches,
wern Indication pf ,no jlcslre-' to boat
and punish tho mnn'ho was facing.
Nor was Jeffries III disposed toward
tho man ho was Inter' h" face us jjho
rightful champion. Even Jphnson In
his statement says that In iho ex
change of words between t'htr heavy
weights thero wns notlilngBaBficBtlyp
of a quarrel or dispute. It was n cold
business proposition, nnd as such Jef
fries took his medicine, painful
though It was.
Body dlowt Defeated Callfornlan.
Unquestionably tho body blows, the
short Jolts that Johnson sent to tho
fight at ray club down at Coney Island
and pay him good money for It. He
can take on this big clumsy guy, Jef
fries, that I've Just brought on from
California. He can beat Jeffries will;
out any trouble. It'll be rJjj money."
"I'll mention It to hlw," saA t
printer, getting Interested. "It indi
good, and I'd like to see Klti In action
Brady did another thinking stunt.
"Ths preliminaries won't -noed to
coat much when we've got a I'lismplnn
like Fltzalmmons for a headllner," he
went on, "and I won't have to give
that big stiff Jeffries more than a
few dollars. As soon as the flght Is
over 1 can send him back to the coast
and get rid of him. so I'll save money
that way mo, I figure that I can give
I oatx nil X aaors.
,Fltx 65 per cent of the receipts, win.
lose or draw, and still make enough
to core' all expenses and hare a fair
profit lft over. Tell him that he can
'haftel 0.V per cent, and we'll draw the
btjfst houae on record."
Brady had struck the right, scheme,
fltxslmmons listened and agreed to
80 wp got Ktttslmmnns, and at last
the thing rdt.b;een dreaming abbnt
erex lnc tht day when I walked
down the afreet with Charlie White at
Carson hid come true. I bad my
chance to fight for the ch-wplonahlp
of the world, and I made my mind
right then that I'd eithi. nfn It or
they'd carry me out of the ring on a
abutter, 1 didn't Intend to take the
trouble to provide the shutter either.
- Now that 1 was. really matched
work started n eirnest, We' pot a
cottage at Allenhurat. N. J., not far
from' the beach at Asbtiry Tark.
Back of our cottage we had a htnd -
ball court built- It was like the hand
ball court Corbett had at Carson ex
eept for the fact that It wasn't roofed
over, The weather waa fairly warm
now, and I like to work aa much as
pMlbl Is the open air, Dealde the
body, .illd. moro to wear Jeffries down
thnq anything else. It l qutto true
that tliO'Whlld man was bothered when
tho clever "ncgnl closod his cyb; but
It was, after 'Johnson' changed tactics
and directed his blows to the body
that, thn keen students' "of form and
condition, noted "'that "'Jeffrie' wns
breathing 'family -Vs ,he'carnef to his
corner and that his icgVwcrer 'shaky
as he 'facod'the otfier'ma'hii'Wio' was
always circling b'fm In' (h'e center of
me ring. , . .- .
Jeffries .nltillmlrs his. .defeat ..tp, a
wenk stomach lhaL was. unable, to
stand1 punishment, but he does not 1(0
Justlco to the blow ithat wcro talnod
In on him, and the effect they hnd
on tho frame ot'a man-in no condition
to stand such punishment.
He was 'just as far from being tho
Jeffries of thd" days gone by as John
son 'was iilfTnfent from that black man
who, fought, fliirvln Hart in San Fran
cisco qiici upon a time, nnu who was
rouni)lj)ilssd aud hooted for his In
' Tho Jeffries of old had retrograded
and tho Johnson luid beenmo .a wqn
derfully improved man. both .In his
dofcnso-nnd.his aggressivonessa. style
that La born only of confidence. -Tried
to Sava Knockout-
Tho men In Jeffries' corner -stuck
to their forlorn hope long iiftar-par'tls-an
supporters of the whlto had ac
knowledged defeat. Tho first knock
down that Jeffries had suffered shotrld
havo been enough, llut there was
Jim Corbctt. oven then trying to
taunt the black, and Jack Jeffries,
brother of 'tho, man "who was beaten,
stubbornly "re'fuslng" td 'give up.
;'jor Obds sase) Jack," yelled Bam
norger. H'th'row lit tho towel nnd stop
And whcji Jack shook his head In
refusal Just ns Jeffries had dropped
to'Uho canvass for that third time,
While Jhe, timekeeper was tolling tho
seconds and Itlckard following In tho
rfng, ''iicrger stepped through tho
rows. .Hq was too late to snvo the
knockout for It, had been couuted off
juqi as uu. kuuk wan huiikvu-.-i"1!"-',
was'oiit for all tlmo to como and. a
'h5?V!c.!l'JM""cr ho audlcnco as . his
rnnsslvo form wns cartien 10 nis cor
ner, whero ho could better bo rovlv
' Th'ii 'Iwb'mch had como from their
concrii'firj,.thnt fifteenth round evi
dently' In" de'tormlncd fashion. .John
sop mot Jeffries well In tho Renter of.
hWi'rtf'n. jf1" Callfornlan .looked' a
bit" fresher, S anything, but, ns ho
leilj .Johnson blockcd-hlm,- as ho hnd
don.o so' many times before, nnd they
camo jp o.,cllnch. Tho clinch wns n
long qne, jjtafTrlcs was leaning heav
ily ,on .the. colored man nnd Jack was
qulto sallsfle'i)' ilia't It should bo so.
Fron), tli? putaldo Corbctt shrieked
noma advloo t4'ihe whlto.
cottaca " there1 was "a croquet court.
Croquet may, be a iadles' game, but
nobody -woilfd hare thought so If they'd
seen Tommy Hyan and big Kd liunk
horst, the "human freight car," at It.
Then It' was more lke football. Tom,
my hsd a little on -Ed. They u-x-d to
bet a;qnarter a game. One day 1 was
acting a 1 referee,. and.Tomroy hid won
about a dollar .and a quartor from
Punkborat, td had only two bits
left, in'. ne was sore. Tommy Just ,
Vrocned the ball with hla mallet b-
ijro maitiug a nm mm nio.ni u an
(neh or so. Duiikhorat Jnmped In and
claimed a. foul. Ae referee I decided 1
that there was no foul. Duiikhorat
started to holler, and Ityan turned on
"You big qultter!"velled Ityan. and It was either to the top or back to the
he reached over with his mallet and hllla for me. and nobody knew It bet
Cracked Dunkhorst on the nose. The,ter than I did.
blood flew all over the 'front of hU still, If I was nervous I didn't feel
shirt. That broke up the game. 1 It. and I thought the boot was on the
Sty training staff af'that time con- other foot. I thotsghi- Brady and De
sisted of Billy Delaney, my special ad- lnney were about re limes as nerroni
riser, and nyan and my brother Jack
and Ed Dunkhorst. nyan was middle
weight champion. Jack weighed well
above '.'00 and was game and eleter
I'unkhorat was like an elephant. II"
wrlgbt-d over ,3Q0. He was covered
with layers of fat' that made him Ilk
a punching mattress.
I didn't do mnch work the day be
fore the light, for I was ready 4 Ut
and only needed a day's rest.
I never ran my. weight down so lw
while training for 'any other ftsht
When I cam east to m,eetArmjtrnn? '
I welghedJuat 215 pounds 'stripped tnj
fighting togs In the. ring. , Now, ready
to meet Fltxslmraons, I. scaled exactly
204 pounds. I 'had run myself to a
shadow. Two days before the flght I
weighed Just 200' pounds stripped and
let everybody' around camp ,see me
en the scales. The day before the
flght I went' with. a number-ot rP.rt
era to the.baggage room at-the railroad
station. There, on the baggage Scales,
In Jumper! and a light awtater, I
weighed, an even 210 pounds.
I nejer .attempted to'make .such low
weight again, as I know I'm stronger
and,haTe more endurance when I'rarry
forty pounds more flesh on my bone.
On the way up to "New York ' we:if
spund aileep on the, train and slept an
hour. In New Ybrk"-we:a!l had lunch
and thin Went to Proctor's and-tawi'"
a. Vaudeville show. Xf ter-the, show' v;aM
went to. Coney island-by train;'
..Kltzsimmons was a" great favorite,
of course. Few people kaew .anything
about me,. I 'was a' stranger., At Ben
Cohen's hotel-a great gathering place
for sporting rrten-the most famous
sports In Apierlca hsd gatbered.y, ,
In the Jjegtnning Kltzaimmons jrss.a
3 tri 1 favorite, but "as the talk about
his great fights grew his friends began
offering more, and mere. Before ,we
' were In ihe ring the betting was iVt
to 1 on Fltx. and some pnt up 4'.to 1:
I heard all about the odds, but that
ly sure thst I'd win. Of course
knew that Ftrwlmmons was a great
CjUtcr and that ao lincw moro abwit
"Do ns they told you, t Jim," .chuckl
ed Johnson, who followed It up with
a left to the stomach). that plainly
hurt Jeffries. . - .. .
Jeffries Twice Knoclnd.Qut.
As. tho tired Jeffries partially, brojeo
away, from the embrace. Johnson ,hot
In three wicked lefts toitho-faco,, Mr
Repeated with another nnd Jeffries
-slowly sank .to lh iOoorvpf tho ring.
Jphnson stood oft as Itlckard rushed
toward the fallen man,
Twelve seconds wore In reality
counted by llartlng, but Itlckard did
not henr Iho count, ami allowed Jcf
fries to stand on his fix t. Jeffries
arose moro slowly thanho, hadtbqen
Ullll.!lt.2 MI'lL ti !iu-,,fltlttlijr fluvu,
and ts;tHehcd ,'around'-1he1rln(j. Joim
son hit hlin first with a, left upper
cut and then with 11' right.
Jeffries had not thetuimau endur:
nnco to' stand tho-stniln. -For the' sec
bnd tlmo ho fell and. sohclplcs was
he that his hugo boily, vtirnwlcd half
out and half Inside Hits ropes, with
his face .turned 'frontlho moving pic
turo machines. Thero was a riith of
his seconds to assist) Jeffries .to his
feet as tho count was being, called,
and thero were enough of his advis
ers In tlib ring during tho round to
have disqualified Jeffries had' the ref
eree been so minded. Itlckard mere
ly pushed thoniijtyack and ns (lid re
tired champion Ifmcc moro faced his
cunning opponent there was n wave
of pity ns,Johnsoa ,uscd tho right to
the Jaw and 'then finished his .work
with a left upjcrcu,t,a blow Hint, sent
James J, down Tor nil. tlmo to come.,
Jeffries .Completely. Out.. ., , ,
It Ms of'Ktnall moment, that llcrgcr
entctcd tho ring to stop tho' flght.
Johnson wns not to bo 'Cheated of his
rightfully won knockout. It was his
by all- tho usages of flstlana,and to
tho credit of Tex Rtcknrd bo It said
that ho allowed ho Claims of disquali
fication of seconds stopping tho flght,
b'ut, rather gave to tho victor tho
"May the best man win,'' was tho
motto of promoters, of tho flovernor
and of that veteran nm'vounccr, Hilly
Jordan. , .
The best man did win, fJo ono of
us can gainsay that, black man though
As has been said,, the light was a
disappointment. It did not have the.
elements of content and will go down
In hrinals as tho most 'one-sided big
right that ever took place. Jack Mun
roe was heralded as u'Joko when he
stayed loss than it'rdiiriu! with Jeffrjcs
sonic six years ago,.and now It ha
pens that Jeffries will be referred to
In history as the man thnt was. .
Even with nil that;-there wiiro somo
surprising features. We could not
tell In thnt flrst round or even In tho
second, as wo thought we would, what
the end of tho story was to .be. Jef
boxing In a minute than T did In a
hour, But I had It all figured 01 . I
hadn't the slightest' fear that he'd,
knock me out The only thing that
bothered me was the Idea th.lt he
might be able to clofe both vf my
eyes and that In that case It would
be hard to find Mm. But all the time
I expected to get him In the end.
When we reached the, Confy Inland
A. C. there was a feeling of nerrous-
ness In onr little party, Brady and I)e-
laney thought I waa on edjte, and per-
nap I was a little, It was a pretty
big occasion. "In a couple of hours I
was going to either bare my bead
knocked off or beat the world's chain.
plnn and put myself In line for a whole
Hot of fame' and a big hunch. of money.
aa l was. They weren't In training
like .myself, and they, hain't lived out
door In the hills. . They were Ir
win it, lose a ptlo of., money on what
I p., 1. inn
I 'FTrtKTOHRn Olt OK Af
l.l Ullll '111
HhMn the ring, and Mreyeeuld pnly
itayiort the .outside and watrhitns,.
But as I heard It afterward BIUt
Brady topk Delaney off- to ene side
ami mw sometning use this;
mil. we've got to keep the Wc fel
low, from getting. Joo nerrotM erkrfle
he's waiting, We must get him -
from here and keep him whete he
"wont'do too mnerHhlriklhg. Ie got
.a scheme, I want tn talk It ever, and
when he sets It In hla hend he'll be
So ft-ady and lV.naey came back to
m and eald. -Jeff, let's go out of here
aw take a qul walk to kill time."
We started. It Was a cold night. We
walk! el-!j lion; Ccucy Island
boulrrard ancy ;rotatUrowda,Vcp-
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fries was less aggressive, less vicious'
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111 nis worn, uiu jupunuu, sizing uu.nis
upijuiicill, lis in- uixnn iiui-b, iiuiu
back and dl.d not strike until his tli.io
hnd come. , 1 ,
Llttje tp'tho First pound.
Xhcjo KW llttle.t.nNta first round
.Bivwian ,exhthUjon,',ji! the-j,wonderf nil
defense of the, negro, jonnson land-
but Jcflrlos. withJLlfflWiL.Who
face, brought tho jlrsriAijmilMlght
cut on tho undcrllp, whlfcWlmQfwnils
bled quite profusely. ,..ftitt.. '
Johnffon opened the iiwicpnjil'froii id
wltWjtwu left hook.to th;f(fcW.!nnd
i tobctt ckljfd. frpjn (jiolcornCrS,''Ho
.wiinjj.. to ngiit; Jim,. iet mm.- -
Krora'tHal'. third oh Uh was- alto
gctlier u! J,olinny;uflK)it,, nlthough the
tide dld'nol turn -until tho sixth. Jef
fries tried his far-famed rushos many
tlmoH.-liutdlBcovered that ho was
not landing on the champion.
Tho fourth and fifth rounds wcro
much tho samel Jeffries was trying
to land, but could, not place a glove
whero It would jlnharm, Johnson wns
contenting 'himself with punches to
tie body, that wcro weakening, oven
If they did, not show' to such specta
cular effect, . ,
, The sixth was, whore-tho story was
told. Jack opened tho sixth round
by hooking Jcffr(es repeatedly with
IcftB. As they liroko 'from n clinch;
Jeffries tried to rusV his man, but
missed flro and was 'nncq more In an
embrace. ' '
That eyo boHiorcd Jijfrios consid
erably In tho Bcvcntli'Th' defense
of tho Callfornlan was ,a .mlntig' quan
tity, and his effortB'ittrjlsndajpuncli
wcro not pleasant tnjdjticlr'fof thoso
of his friends who',w'ert"sirB:1nrs.
"Ho's n boatoh tnani'' "waV'lho re
mark as ho wcrtt to 'his corner dis
tressed of mind nnd body. The re
mark was truo,
Ultimate End Foreseen Early,
Tho Jeffries supporters wcro trying
to, save their money before tho eighth,
and wcro trying to got their bets down
at oven money an offer thnt was
scorned by tho shortendcrs who had
gamblcdvon johtf 'Arthur?
Thero wns but pno round, tho elev
enth. In which tho; Jeffries crowd had
a cbanco to cheer.' Johnson had start
oil tho rpund.Jngrand shape, and
Jeffries, had bocnBUbJcctcd to Borne
torrlflcrlKhUnnd .left- punches that
were the hardest .blown, of the flght.
Jeffries wns apparently In bail shape
In the- early part 'of .the round, but
he recuperated, nnd'landed n -right -to
tho face that apparently staggered
Jack.. At IcaBt the'erawd thought bo;
but thoso In tho prcaB scats could bcc
that Johnson wns merely stalling. It
was a fast round, and 'had tho crowd
on Its .toes, ,,
Frnm the beginning of the twelfth
to Iho end of tho fifteenth, there was
! In ths shade of the treeswbere no-,
body could reeognlie, us. And on the
way "Billy Brady unfolded his plan.
"Jim." he said, "we don't know
what tricks these fellows may hare, up
their aleeves, and we mlgh,t as well
spring something first and' get them
guessing.' I have a' corking" scheme.
We can pull It oft easy, and It's 11 win-
I fa all right. Jim." put In Delnuey
"8ure winner." Said Brady, alayplng'hia door and call Martin Jollan out'
me on the back
"Well." I said, "what Is It?"
Billy looked around to make sure
nobody wsa within hearing.
"Jim." he went on, "confidence la
the thing that makes a champion. Aa
aoon as any tighter loses confidence
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Jja's a whipped-imai.. ;A'ow-j;Jqnqw
jy..T 8)t JV, lPPln,at me on the
b.k again, ''but so, hks Fltxslmmons.
WeVe got to shake his confidence, and
the rest will be like taking candy from
a baby. Now-here's the' Idea. Fltx
slmmons has never seen you stripped,
or be hasn't seen you for a long time.
u- aoesn't, realize wnat he's up
atnst He thinks , he's . going, to fight
1 half baked dub .who'll be scared to
death the moment Fltz puts up hla
"You're got to shake, his confidence
Just a few minutes before the flght
It's got to be a sudden shock to npset
a man like Fltxslmmons. You must
show him your sire first and your
stramth ad then let hhaseo that you
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pnly bno story what Johnson did. Ho
fought ns ho. pleased, and left' wldo
openings, .because ho '.knew that Jef-
frlcB was, a whipped man, and had
nothing left. He hnd lost his execu
tion,, bis defonse and his strength.
After that It was .a foregone conclu
sion -what .was to happen.
- SEEKS DIVORCE
After" being nYurrlcd'hut one week
Kdltlr Sole Uing has asked for a'dl-
vorco fronii horj, husband, Kdward
Lang, pftho Orpheum Saloon, alleg
ing all sorts of vile nnd disgusting be
iiavlor.' t '' ,a
TliOjCoupljvejiJ married on Juno
18 und on.Juoo.St theyjseparated'nfter
Lang had told, hla wife to go out and
make some money for him to pay a
debt of $35.' . , ,
t There ace. other allegations in the
complaint which, do not'roflect'fayor
libly upon thoi character,, of tho, de
fendant ' . . V
Temporary alimony. Is asked Inithe'v
sum of fifty dollars mqn'tlily until the '
mattor Is settled.
don't care a snap of your finger wheth
ef he's Kltzslmmons'or some bum pre
"Now, here' the way you're going
to do It When, you are stripped, to
go In'to'the ring' and waiting for the
call you stretch ont on the eet Just
opposite the door. In your dressing
room. Sprawl yourself' out, to look, as
big as you can., Fltx's dressing room
is only a lew tiry w u a,v w
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I'll get into, a discussion wrin juuan
ol-er the rules. . We' can't agree, and
I'll say, 'Damnjlt, gft r"B nd come
Into Jeffs room here" and !t Fits-settle
It himself.' Fits wlll.be Inside his
door listening on ( the , quiet to hesr
what I'm (asking' tor. lie's a foxy
fellow, and It'll atrlks hlm'all of a sud
den that thM will bt a good cbanee to
let' you see him aud scare you before
you get Into, .the ring. He'll Jump
right, out and come with ,us. The, min
ute he pops into, your door bis .eyes
fall on you and he gets, a good look
at the else of you, That's his first
shock. You Just gMnce at htm as If
you didn't take any iritcrmt In Flta
atmmons at all. kAt ths same time I'll
begin to claw at K!lr and argue about
the riiies ,fpr all I'm, worth. Tou
Jump "up from your cot', ffab me by
he" collar, throw me dri myihead In
the corner with a Jerk' of your hand
and growl at Fltt,'''Villfhow do you
want, tofitJ.thMOPut youhand
on nis snoumer as rouguiy as you cu
and' slam blm, uptagtlast the wall."
We Went back to the mob. '
It. all came off egaejly.tba way Billy
Brady planned it. I stretched out on
the cot Brady y.fo nt. tn4 .In a
minute he came back with Jnllan and
Fltislmmons. , I(ftneeJ at Fitg as It
I didn't know who' he was anf -won-dered
why he was, butting; 4- Brady
got In front of Bob. and began paying:
"I want thla ttilror settled before my
man goes into the ring. I want to
know whether It's fo be clean breaks
or hit In the breaks.''
I almost had. to Uugb.at'tb ezprea-
talon 'on Fltzalmmons' face, as he leak
ed oYlrBraBy's'bca at tne. i ,
But I Jumped oo'laa:,U J wft.dead,
sora,. , 4.jrrlibl.8ttly y th,!fUar and
Jerked hUQ, t6iard the corner .ettlje
moPsdaihTt,'! be cspuH"?rounfl
two'.Wi' teiWaf'-' ut43 tUvn.' or
blmseUiffl- sftnf 4 o'li" f i
"Tpqujf'lk tea touch," X aid.
"What're yon, foJbj MT about Jtr
Then I turned to Ftnlmnioi, and,
looking aa ugly ai I could considering
how mqchTwaBUdUo laugh. I;trowt
ed, "Well, how !nV you 'want to Sfntr
At the same' moment I gare'Blm a
shore and put all of 'ay weight tote it
so that he fjew the whola lautf
the dressing-roeMtca icciVrWk
through the partition sitthe ted. ,1
could tee t1tztaa, eys tpeo.eajt.
Brady says that he fat4 yiekeitaiueU
up fey that time, ts4 almoethadt
laugh as he aw Flttlraao etare a
rae with bis Jaw dropped down, la tu'ri
prlae. "' ' ,
That about ended the discussion. '