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CORBETT'S DOPE ABOUT FUTURE RING STARS
Jas. J. Corbett.
San Francisco, Feb. 1. "If it's
all the same to you," said .Mr.
James J. Corbett, earnestly, as he
laid on the red with the rabbit's
foot in his dressing-room at the
theater, "let's cut out the usual
'bull' that ex-champions hand to
reporters seeking interviews, and
"Hundreds of thousands of dol
lars," said Mf. Corbett, "and the
evolution of the Perfect Pugilist.
You will admit, Mr. Corbett
proceeded, "that talent com
mands the money in every de
partment of endeavor. The best
lawyers get the biggest fees. The
best doctors have the richest pa
tients. The best monologist"
here Mr. Corbett coughed mod
estly behind the hand that ex
tinguished the flame of Charlie
Mitchell, Kid. McCoy and others
"the best monologist heads the
bill. Am I right?"
Mr. Corbett was right.
"Let us now approach the sub
ject from another angle. Aristoc
racy is founded on wealth. The
eighteen-dollar-a - week chorus
girl docs not move in the smarj