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IS ALL REGULAR
Big Jim Calls in a Doctor
to Pass Upon His
Declared by the Medical Man to
Be as Sound as a Go d
Fiizrmmons Sore Over Reports That
H; Has Been Indulging in Too
Much L qaor.
CARSON*, New, March 4.— Big Jim Cor
bett professed 10 be considerably worked
up to-day over a story which has got
abroad to the effect that a part of his
training consists in doctoring himself for
a serious aff ctinn of the liver.
After he had finished swearing to him
self and indul mc in his customary gesti
culations Corbett sent a courier into Car
son with instructions to hunt up the best
doctor in town and bring him at once to
"Now, if this doctor knows his busi
ness," snapped Jim, "it won't take five
r.iinutes to convince the world that I am
not an invalid. That story orisinated in
San Francisco and I believe it was con
cocted for the purpose of affecting the
The messenger endeavored to get Dr.
J. W. Fox and several other prominent
physicians to attend Corbett but they
happened to be busy. He finally located
Dr. Guinan, whose ability is highly re
spected in Carbon, and that gentleman
readily consented ;o make the trip to the
The greeting between the physician and
. the champion was made quite formal by
"Doctor," said Corbett, "I want you to
mate a thorough examination of me from
the crown of my heid to the soles of my
feet and I want you to speak right out if
you find anything the matter with me, no
matter how trifling the affection may be.
Now promise me that you will not be a
bit backward about this matter for I not
cnTy want ;o know myself, but I want the
whole world to know, and particularly my
Dr. Guinan promised and then those
present stepped back to watch the exam
ination. Ail was si'ence for at least twenty
minutes save for an occasional word from
the doctor commanding the big fellow to
inflate his lungs, or to do this and that.
Then the seance was over.
"Well," said Corbett with a triumphant
Bmile, for he could read in the physician's
lace the verdict.
"You are all right ; not a thing the mat
ter with you," said Dr. Guinan.
'You bet your life 1" was Corbett's re
Subsequently the doctor made a more
detailed report of his investigation for the
benefit ot the newspaper correspondents.
"Corbeti is as sound as a dollar," he
said. "As a matter ot fact I never saw a
man in more perfect condition physically
than he. All of tiis organs are healthy.
His lungs are exceptionally pood and as
for his iiver it is in keeping with tne rest
ot his system. Nobody need worry about
that ruar.'s heaitb, and if that" is the
greatest requisite for a person going into
a prize fisht he is lit to give a first-class
account of himself."
Corbett was very much pleased over the
•way in which matters turned out. Not.
a* he explained to me, because of the doc
tor's verdict, for he expected that, but be
cause it would restore the confidence re
posed in him Dy his friends and backers.
•'Why, I never had any proof tuat I had
a liver," said the big iellnw. "much less
one that was diseased. I will say right
now and for keeps, that i have not been
doctor.ng for any kind of a complaint for
n year. I never had any sickness of any
consequence in my life. I don't want to
be understood as getting excited over any
f-tory that i 3 bruited aboui to the effect
that I am dying or a physical wreck, for I
realize that on account of the public posi
tion I am at present occupying, I must ex
pect adverse criticism, as well as that
which is favorable. Neither do I object to
ftories of this character being published ;
but I do insist upon beins given an oppor
tunity to inform my friends ai to my real
condition, and that is whj I sent into
town to-day for a doctor.
"You see thousands upon thousands of
dollars have alreaav been wagered on the
chances of my success in this contest and
thousands more will go up before the day
of ihe light. Now, ihe peopin putting up
this money are ail friends and admirers of
mine wuo have taken my word for it that
i am sound, am training faithfully and
intend to win. I don't want them to
thinK that I have been deceiving them,
and this is the only reason why f take the
troub c to prove that I h ave told the
Fitzsimmons, not to be outdone by Cor
bett, Is also out with a denial to-day.
Bob's bristles have risen over the reports
that he has been carousing the past few
evenings. He admits that he has placed
himself on the outside of a few swigs of
•whisky, but is up in arms over the story
that he was a fit subject for the Keeley in
It has always been Fitzsimmons' custom
when training for any of his come-us to
treat himself to a good horn of Australian
grog every nigtit before retiring, and be
does not deny himself the pleasure of
sipping a bit of real old corn juice once in
a while during the day if he takes such a
notion. He claims that it never inierfered
with his training, and will have no bad
"I know how that story got out," said
Fitzsimtuors this alternoon. "A few
nights ago I bought a bottle of whisky to
taJce out to the runch, and then went to
the telegraph office to send a message to
my wife. While there. I borrowed a cork
Tickets will be on sale at M. A. GUNST'S
Baldwin Cigar Store, corner of Powell and Ellis
streets, commencing Saturday, March 6th, at
8 o'clock A. M. sharp.
DIAGRAM ON EXHIBITION.
screw with which to open the bottle. There
were a number of people there at that
time, and some of them undoubtedly
divined richt away that I was going to lie
(iown in the gutter and soak myself with
the contents of the bottle. The story
possibly went from 'mouth to mouth, and
drew in proportions as it trnveled."
Dan Stuart issued an official proclama
tion to-day asking the world in general
not to believe any of the rumors about
either Corbett or Fitzsimmons being mint
to tight. He gives it out on his word as a
man and a square sport ti at both men
are in superb condition and training faith
fully. Dan took another sunning to-Jay,
waiting from his rooms to his headquart
ers on Carson street. He has grown quite
a little beard during his confinement.
He looked somewhat better than he did
yesterday, bin is still quite weak, and it
will doubtles-i be d:»ys yet before he will
be able to resume all of the duties that
fall upon the management. He only re
midnea at the office long enough to give
Secretary Wheeiocfc some instructions re
garding the srleof s?ats and then flurried
bacK to his apartments.
His physicians have given him permis
sion to remain out in the air but an hour
a day for the time being, but the allow
ance will be increased as he grows
"I am satisfied to take my medicine,
even if it is severe," said ihe genial Texan
to-day, "but I want to be out on the 17th
of March. If I shoull have a relapse and
miss seeing the show I am to give I would
never cease kicking myself. iJut I gues*
i I'll be in the parade, and possibly in the
bandwagon at that. I »m getting the best
of care and do not propose to expose my
self any more than I can help."
Many of tfce citizens of Carson and the
visitors to this popular valley have been
indulging in some very tall kick- since
Martin Julian made an arrangement with
the proprietor of a livery-stab:e to carr>'
curiosity-stricken persons to and from
Cook's ranch at ?o much a head.
Under ordinary circumstances the tariff
would not be regarded as exorbitant for
the ride alone, but a coupon ticket whic h
is given to each patron oi the stage line
and admits him to Fitzsimrnons' gym
nasium for the regular afternoon perform
ance, ha 3 stirred up all the row. District
Attorney McGowan, accompanied by
Deputy Sheriff Nobloch, visited Bob'a
quarters this afternoon and ran against
Martin Julian, who was canying some
new punching bags from the house to the
pavilion, which serves as a gymnasium.
The District Attorney stated that under
tne laws of the S'.ate Julian should have
to pay a license fee.
"Well, cot your tickets?" asked the
dumpy little manager.
"What tickets" ?qieried McGowan.
Julian explained a bom the admission
fee, and then the District Attorney grew
warm in the region of his collar.
"1 didn't know thatyou had a menagerie
out here," he said, sarcastically. "So
people have to pay to coma in and look at
the kangaroo now. do they? Well, now
look here, young man; let me teil you
something that you didn't know, but that
will probably jar you a little. In this
county we have a law which requires all
persons giving exhibitions or shows where
an admission tee ia charged to take out a
license. It costs $20 a month. Now, the
Sheriff 8 representative is with me right
now and will act as a witness. I will
formally notify you now, as the attorney
for the county, that unless you cet out a
license betore to-morrow I will file a com
piaint and the whole works will be
pinched — Fitzsimmons, trainer, manager,
dog and all. Now this goes !"
Julian was dazed and dropped all of the
punching bags. "I'll see you in — well
some place — before I'll pay for any
license," he said with a snap of his teetu
after he had finally recovered from the
shock. "Why, confound it all, I'll shut
up the place and not let anybody in to --cc
Fitz before i'il have my leg pulled in this
"Oh, do as you like," replied McQowan,
with a haucuty wave of his hand. "Put
your man in a glass case and keep him
there for all I care. I'm just telling you
what you have got to do if you want to
carry on this circus, and if you defy our
laws we will put you to a lot of trouble,
Julian scratched his head and unloos
ened an idea. 'Say. Mr. District Attor
ney,'' he said, "I'm not giving this show
ior money. The livery man. who brines
out the visitors is the gentleman who
makes the charge." But this didn't work.
McGowan turned to the stablekeeper, who
happened to be at the ranch at the rime,
and that individual innocently confessed
before he had a chance to observe Julian's
wink that he and Fitzsimmons' manager
were dividing the gate receipts between
them. McGowan and the deputy then
waked off with triumphant swaggers, and
as a parting -hot invited Julian to ride
into town with them and they would in
troduce him to the license man.
AC.er the officials had gone Julian
called the liveryman aside and told him
he had better eet out the license to-ni3nt
as by being obstinate they would spoil a
eood thing. So Lanky Bob is not going
to be religiously exclusive after all.
Fitz found in his mail to-day a letter
containing a wishbone. The writer was a
woman residing in San Francisco and con
fessedly an ardent supporter of tne Oor
nishman. In her missive she informed
him tliat he must put the magic talisman
under his pillow and sleep on it every
mght up to the time of the fight. It he
carries out this instruction he cannot
possibly lose, slie declares. And in con
clusion she impressively reminds the
auburn-haired mumper that Napoleon
always paced a wishbone beneath his
pillow on the evening of all hli great
battles and in consequence was victorious.
Bob is not well up on history or he
might be tempted to ait down and ncratch
off a letter asking his San Francisco ad
mirer ii' Napoleon had a wishbone under
his pillow on the evening of Waterloo.
There was but little in the shape of
news out a: either of tfia training quarters
to-day save Julian's collision who the law.
Corbett went out for another road spin
and did some light work in the afternoon.
Mrs. Corbett and Jim's sister left for San
Francisco to-night chaperoned by Eddie
Cooke, the champion's press agent. The
departure of the ladies means that to
morrow James J. will have to get down to
hard work once more, that his little vaca
tion is over. In the morning he will
tramp eight or ten miles and then go
through the bae-punching exercise and
boxing. In the mternoon he will add a
little variety to his other work by spin
ning around the neighborhood on his bike
and playing handball.
The roads are now sufficiently dry and
free from snow to permit of bicycle-riding
and foot-racing. Fitz's day's|work com
prised his usual tramp over the hills near
Cook's ranch, sawing and chopping wood,
bagpanching, boxing, wrestling and then
a run into Carson. Both men are improv
inc in appearance every day.
Martin Flaherty, the clever feather
weight who is to meet Dal Hawkins of
Stn Francisco, got in lrom the Eist this
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, FKIDAY, MARCH 5, 1897.
evening. He is a husky and likely look
ing lad, shorter than Hawkins, but more
stocky. He has a splendid record of vic
tories, his principal achievement being
the defeat of Frank Erne, the only fighter
who ever defeated George Dixon, the
world's champion of the feather-weight
class. Flaherty will train out at Genoa
in company with "Mysterious" Billy
Smith. The lad feels quite confident that
he will "put it on" Hawkins, but realizes
that he will have to do some fighting to
win, as he has heard something about
Dai's hitting powers.
Preparations are being made to give old
John L. Sullivan a lousing reception up n
his arrival in Carson. It will eclipse the
greetings of either Corbett or Fitznm
mons. A brass band has been secured and
instructed to play "Hail to theCUef" and
other selections "when the old gladiator
heaves into view. He will be plated in a
carriage drawn by six white horses and
driven in triumph to the headquarters al
ready provided for him.
Tiie ex-champion of the world comes to
Carson in the capacity of a journalist,
and will nave with him credentials show
ing that hr; is the special correspondent of
the New York World. John's opinions as
to the relative conditions of Corbett and
Filz will be looked forward to with inter
est. J. G. Mansfield.
jyEMPSEi MS WRIQGLI>G.
DenieM 'Jhnt H< Sir/nrd a tttattment for
the ** Hxcluiive."
CARSON, Nev., March 4.—Assembly
man Timothy Dempsey of Carson is still
wriggling nnder the public tire for having
can -ed to be drawn up a bill asking the
Legislature to appropriate money for the
purchase of a championship belt to I c pre
sented to the winner of the Corbett-Fitz
Although D;mpsey would like to con
vince liia friends that lie was not serious
about the affair sti'l he has to admit that
he had the bill in his pocket and came
near introducing il last Tueaday. Denip
say denies that he signed any statement
for publication in which he is made to say
that he never caused such a bill to be
In connection with the belt story tne
Nevada State Journal, published at Reno,
look occasion in its issue of yesterday to
i oke a lot of lun at the Examiner-Journal
"exchmve" combination and twits it on
its ineffectual efforts to get a corner on
the news up here. Tiien, in conclusion, it
says: "In order to scoop the combine the
boys worked a scheme a day or two ago
and had a bill prepared in regular form
appropriating the sum of $10,000 for the
purchase of a champion belt to be pre
sented to the winner from the Silver
State. Timothy Dempsey, representative
of Orrasby County, had "been selected to
introduce the bill. Oi course it was ex
pected the bill would meet with immedi
ate opposition and possibly be rejected on
its first reading, but the boya f-imply
wante i to write up a story that the exclu
sive "Monarch" had not discovered, and
the scheme worked well and was tele
Tne Chronicle, Call, New York Herald
and othir papers came out the next morn
ing with important fight news, and the
Examiner-Journal did not have a line.
Their representatives were wild. They
made a rush for Dempsey and persuaded
him not to introduce the Dill, and wanted
him 10 sign a statement ihat he never
had the bill and that he bad no intention
of introducing such a measure. He con
sented to the first proposition, but refused
to sign a statement.
Tne Examiner men workei on him un
til late last ni^'ht, but he stood firm and
would not put his name to anything. Tne
boys had succeeded in making their scoop,
however, and gave a bit of news that the
'monarch" was twenty-four hours late in
SANTA CLARA DEFEATS STANFORD.
Ho 1/ Contested Baseball Gams on the
University Grounds, the Score
Beirg 4 to 3.
STANFORD UNIVERSITY. Cal.,
March 4. — A hotly contested game of
baseball was played on the campus this
afternoon by Stanford and a team from
the Santa Clara College. The visiting
team won by a score ot 4to 3 An enthu
siastic crowd witnessed the game. Wil
liam Lange, Stanford's wel;-known base
ball coach, umpired the game.
Beck -a, (he freshman pitcher, is im
proving, and played a steady game. The
visitors succeeded in getting seven base
hits from li is delivery. ■'- ■■
In the first inning both sides succeeded
in petting men to third, but careful play
i 11 we by the opposing side prevented scoring.
Stanford was more successful in the sec
ond inning. By bunching hits three men
crossed the home-plate in safety.
In the third the Santa Claras filled the
bases. A long hit to right field brought
In two men. The side was then retiied.
Neat work prevented Stanford from
adding to its score.
Stanford failed to add to their score dur
ing the rest of the game. Santa Clara
scored in the seventh and eisrhth innings.
Sharp played a good game, making sev
eral pretty plays. Jeffs caught for Stan
ford and was in the game from start
to finish. He and Strohn had the
least difficulty in hitting Kelly, Santa
Clara's star pitcher. Stronn at second
and Loueheed as shortstop played their
usual steady, cam". Wight played a good
center-held and hit safe. , .
Kelly pitched a strong game for the vis
iting team, ami was given excellent sup
port. Conner, Leake and King won ap
plause for the Santa Clara team.
The make-up of the two teams was as
Stanford. Position. Santa Clara
C. Mrohn ........ .fecond base. Fleming
Jeffs 7-Otcher Garnot
Clemens .....Left field.:..-.. ...-a^e
Loaxhed... ..Shortstop Lealco
Young First b5e..... Pride
Wight Center fie1d........ King
Thompson ...Right field. *aoer
-harp — Third base Conner
Beckett Pitcher... ....Kelly
BUNS BY INNINGS. . : ' - v
Santa Clara 0 0 2. 0 0 110* "o— 4
Stanford 0 : 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-3
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Jtncing at Strto Orleans.
NEW ORLEANS, La., March 4.— Six furlongs,
Alamo won, Luurea Davis stconti, Mooch
third. Time, 1:16)£ . ..', ..v I- V. :
Four furlong*, Belle of Erin won, George E.
Todd second, Fes ta third. -Time, :50U ■
One mile, Oiho won. Beau IdcHi second
Judge Stead man third, .Time, 1:44>-i. '
Six funougg, Helen Wreu won, ' R Q
Barm second, Nicholas third. Time. 1 •143/'
Seven .urlong*. Robert Bonnerwon Priuee
Proverb second, Syx third. Time, 1:30 ■
One mile, Pasos won. Lizzie Me second, Miss
Clark third, lime, 1:40.. . '
hEOISL^IOHS AMIS JOtOVs.
PatrloUntn Contra a Page to Turn Cleve
land* J'icturx toward the Hall.
SACRAMENTO, Cal., ; March 4.— Both
houses of the Legislature were decorated
with the National colors to-day, com
memorative of the change in the National
administration at Washington. Portraits
of President McKiuiey, Vice-President
Hobart and ex-President Cleveland were
very much in evidence. The actual time
of President McKinley's inauguration was
celebrated by the booming of a cannon. .
The first business in the Assembly was
the adoption of the following resolution,
which was ordered to be transmitted to
the new President at Washington:
"The California Assembly sends greet
ing to you with assurances of confidence
in your coming administration."
This was adopted and ordered wired.
A resolution was adopted dropping from
the payrolls after Saturday next all
Assembly employe? excepting those at
lached to the Commi'tees on Ways and
Means, Judiciury, City and Township
Government, Engrossment and Enroll
There was some opposition to the reso
lution, Speaker Coombs insisting that he
would not alter Saturday sigu any pay
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i Hence WE ARE COMPELLED to SLAUGHTER OUR CELEBRATED FINE MAKE 1
% OF CLOTHING REGARDLESS OF ITS ACTUAL COST OR WORTH. -Sj
% Nothing but a tremendous loss will enable us to quickly unload, therefore we have l 3 f
H "taken the bull by the horns" and cut the very life out of prices and values. i|
g Men's and Boys' Suits and Overcoats, Hats and Furnishing Goods must now go 3
£ far below first cost of production. This great massacre of honest values will be a |
£: stinging blow to the many Fake Sales of shoddy trash now running riot all over this
E; city. Never before and never again will such a fine and artistic class of stylish Cloth- 3
%. ing be sacrificed at such ruinously low prices. ■■;•;■■■ y\ 3
£ Men's Fine All-Wool $15 Black" Clay Wors- 00 7C | Men's Stylish All- Wool $15 Black Kersey QQ 7C 3
I: ted Cutaway Suits have been cut to .... . $Q| I 3 | Overcoats (all sizes) have been cut t0. ... UUI I 0 3
g Men's Stylish All-Wool $12.50 Nobby QP Cfj \ 3
S= Mixed Cheviot Suits have been cut to IJUi Jll 3
£ Boys' Stylish All-Wool $8.00 Cheviot Long Yj).J7 f7P Boys' Stylish Ail-Wool $5.00 Cheviot Short (1)1 fIP
£ Pants Suits (ages 13 to 19) have been cut \A In Pants Suits (ages 4to 14) have been cut VI Uh
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g Nothing will be spared. Our entire stock of high=class goods are now thrown 3
£i upon the cold charities of the public at prices that will daze the most skeptical and %
% exacting bargain seeker. 3
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£ Our store will remain open every evening during this great Money=Losing Sale. 3
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roll which called for more money than
might »iill on that day remain in the
Assembly contingent fund.
The Committee on Attaches was in
structed to still further prune payrolls
and to report by to-morrow.
The Governor has approved Assembly
bll 316, increasing the salaries of certain
officers of the San Francisco Fire Depart
Assembly bill 636, to provide for the
publication of journals ana appendices of
the session for the State Library, passed.
The Republican members of the Assem
bly at a caucus this morning decided to
appoint a committee of five to prepare a
constitutional amendment to be sub
mitted at the next general election taxin
incomes, as proposed by Shanahan's bill.
Tor political reasons it was decided to op
post the passage of the Sbanahan act.
The Assembly was the scene of a band
concert commemorative of the change of
the National administration at noon.
Every member. Republican, Democrat
and .Populist, subscribed equally toward
the expense of the jollification. Three
cheers p-oposed by Judge Bridgf>rd (D. )
of Coins i for Judge Joseph McKenna
were given with a will.
One of the pages, while the music was
being played, turned the picture of Grover
Cleveland hanginor over the Speaker's
desk toward the wall. The Sergeant-at-
Arms promptly tooK away his badge.
The coyote-scalp claims were considered
in committpe of the whole, the recom
mendation bein« that the matter be aeain
considered to-morrow morning, the Board
of Examiners in the meantime to inform
the A sembly as to the actual amount
necessary to pay all lecitiinate claims
under the bill.
In the Senate this mornin? after a long
debate the bill to abolish the office of at
torney to the Board of Health, which was
carried yestpniay, wa3 reconsidered and
defeated. The bill was passed appropria
ting $50,000 to pay the expense of having
California represented at me trans-Missis
sippi exposition at Omaha.
After prolonged debate the proposition
to ailow the Examiner to prosecute the
charges in connection with Assemoly bill
273, which has ju.«t been lost on the As
sembly side, was defeated.
Just as the Senate wa3 about to take a
recess Lieutenant-Governor Jeter an
nounced that a band was about to play.
As the mus.cians marched in ho raised a
laugh by calling them "advance agents oi
The band played "Hail to the Chiel"
and National airs in honor of the inaug
uration of McKinley.
The Senate tins afternoon passed finally
the Assembly bill relating to the power of
Judges of the Police Court aid Justices of
the Peace to cal! in Justices to sit in their
steal. Sanfoni's bill requiring corpora
tions to pay i heir employes at least once a
month and Valentine's bill providing for
the organization, incorporation and gov
ernment of municipal corporations were
passed as heretofore amended.
The following Senate bills were also
passed : Relating to the issuance of search
warrants for property stolen or used la
the commission of a felo.iy; requiring the
recording of map* of cities, towns or ad
ditions ttiereto divided nto small tracts,
and prohibiting the sa'e of lots bsfore
such maps are tiled for record; making it
a mi-demeanor to remove or alter any
landmarks or boundary monumans; au
thorizing corporations to act as executor
and regulating the ad ministration of trusts
by corporations; allowing cities to plant
and maintain shade trees along streets
without a vote of citizens.
npiti.\<j \ VALLEI 'üßiir'kji'c'ii
Dairyman Fifl'ld J joined from , Pol
luting th* 'Company*** Water.
REDWOOD CITY. Cal.. M*rch 4.-The
Spring a.ley.Water Works has sued W.
J. *irield, alleging that defendant is en
eaeed m the dairy and farming business
on the San Mateo Creek and allows the
offal and excrement to pollute its waters
The complaint prays lor an order declar
ing such acts a public nuisance, and asks
or an injunction restraining them. * Th«
court made a restraining order and an
order to show cause directed to the de,
fei'dant, commanding him to showoauaZ
why me restraining order should not hi
made permanent. ' »
.The. chief source of the water supply ol
the City,and County of San Francisco is
the worKs of the plaintiff company in San
Mateo County. y *
M0d ;.../.-.,'» Condition
LOS ANGELES, Cal., March
Mr,3H^f' yhO is domicile d with Dr. and
Mrs. Ballard, is proving, rapidly. She
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