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CROWD TO BE WITH JEFFRIES
SYMPATHY SWAYS FIGHTERS
RENO, July 2.— Experts tell it,
that this will not be a pretty
fight to watch. By this they
mean to say that it will not be a
flashy contest, not an exhibition of
skill with fists and arms and feet
against skill of fists and arms and
And by that 6ame prophecy they
pronounce the belief that it will be
something bigger than a pretty fight,
something bigger than a skillful box-
Ing match; that it will be a man to
man affair, and that the two men will
battle along distinct lines.
Jeffries, the sullen, advancing fighter,
taking blows and still advancing, wait
ing for his opportunity. Johnson, the
retreating fighter, fending off blows,
•avoiding assault, trying to slip his own
gloved fist home.
THEIR RIXG DISPOSITION'S
That is the way the two men have
trained. In that line they worked out.
Those are their fighting dispositions.
The money — which is always a preju-x
diced thing in fighting — says that Jef
fries will win — that the advance will
keep on in 6pite of the ability of the
retreating Johnson to deliver blows.
The money evidently believes that Jef
fries is as strong and as impregnable
as he looks. For if he does come out
victor he must be as invulnerable to
heavy blows today as he was invulner
able in days gone by. .
Believing that Jeffries will win, bet
tors take the opinion of those experts
\u25a0who say the same thing. In other
words the big majority of people seem
to think that this big, hairy chested
fighter, who goes at a ring battle as
though it were a day's work, will keep
on advancing and taking a blow, ad
vancing more and taking more blows,
until the skillful boxing machine gets
either tired or discouraged.
That is the forecast of the crowd.
That Is the way. the/ think it Is going
to happen. They don't expect to see a
beautiful, skillful affair, but a victory
of dogged advance against skilled re
It looks as though the training meth
ods are largely responsible for this
opinion, and then as though the per
sonality of the two fighters as ex
pressed in past battles helped.it along.
HABIT WILL COtJXT
Certainly these things ought to
count. A man can not keep on doing
the same thing right along without it
having Its effect on him. For instance
Johnson has been for all his fighting
days practicing and using defense. He
Johnson Supporter Is
Henry Willis, who wagered $1,730
-- against $2,000 that Johnson would de-
I feat Jeffries, has become nervous about
his beL Yesterday he filed suit against
Eddie Graney, the stake holder, de
manding the return of his $1,750. . The
bet was made June IS. Willis very
soon became dissatisfied with his wager,
and consulted Attorney Joseph F.
. Coffey to ascertain whether it -was pos-
Isible for him to withdraw.
Coffey advised him to make a demand
upon Graney for his $1,750. This Willis
did June 21. but the stake holder re
fused to give it back to him.
"The law is very clear that a party to
- a bet may declare the bet off and
demand the return of his money before
the event takes place," 6aid Attorney
Coffey yesterday. "I suppose, however,
• Mr. Graney wants to be protected by a
"• judgment of court before he will.return
the $1,750 deposited with him by
BISLET. En?., July 2.— Tbe challenge trophy
m»tcb for rifle teaam repi-«ifnt!njr different
narrs of the Britlrti «mpir« -rrsaltpd today la «
vi'-torv for the British team. ite a?gre«rste
f-ore "for clx raDC« ""«• 2.17Z out of. a possible
"V) 0 Cenaflu was **cou4 with a score of
2.103, Austriti* tlilrd with 2,045, India. 1,973
end fciagapore 1.872.
NEW TOItK, July 2- — The 24 hour automobile
race originally planned for July 15 and .16 «t
the Brighton Beach 'tract bas t>een .postponed . to
Aupj£t 19 and 20. It was found that the track
could sot be prepared \u25a0is time tot tbe ra te• oa
FRED R. BECHDOLT
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
Fan Travels 15,000 -
Miles to See Fight
There mar be a fevr KporfH nt
Rfno'trho are better known thnii
. IV. JI. Braiutvell, but there isn't
one of (he men ivuo will.be fit
' the , rlnfride tomorrow nfternoon
. who la • farther - anay from home *
or who trmVlod a ; greater dis
-~_ (since '\u25a0"\u25a0to wltnenH (he big niiiup.
IlramweirK poittoffice address !«
Mandurah, W«>*t Australia, and
Jhe traveled j 15,000 :iufleM for the
- nole 'purpone of nefiupr «lip fieli».
He ha* bren on hla Tray filnce..
•'-Aprll 17 and arrived here yewtcr
daj- on the liner. Manchuria. 1
IlramiTell Maya that he in inter
ested In all kinds of nport and he
looks It. He in nomethlns of an
athlete himself, and although' he
5 llveg on the far Hide of Auotralla, ;
would never think of. niisslnji;
anyt-Inc of sporting importance,
that happen* in Sydney, Mel
bourne, Adelaide or any other
of the - widely " separated An- '
tlpodean" cities. \u0084 .. , • .
Among the fight fans who came
up from Honolulu on. the Man
ohiirla v ras Colonel - Sam Parker, \u25a0
who In going to Reno. Sam plckM
Johnson as the winner.
has for all these years been breaking
blows, then blocking more blows, then"
blocking more. And all that time he
has been depending on slipping one
over while he defended himself. First
always, however, that defense. To
keep away from punishment, to come
out unharmed, give the blows un
harmed and then to give the blows that
lick the other fellow. The avoiding
might become paramount in a man's
mind and it might become instinctive.
There is another thing — the crowd.
They are going to be against Johnson.
It Is to be hoped for the honor of the
people of this day that they are going
to keep that prejudice to themselves.
And if there be any who can not do
so, it is to be hoped for the honor of
the state of Nevada that the officers
throw the offenders out. . But the silent
attitude will be there. Every one knows
what magnetism is, and both fighters
and actors will tell you how much it
amounts to when you are before . a
crowd. There ig a depression In fac
ing an unsympathetic audience, jj
You have, therefore, a defensive
fighter, practiced until his very in
R* Mann Beats Gray on
The Scottish bowlers at Golden Gate
park played two tournament matches
yesterday and three others went by de
fault. In the handicap singles event
for the Elter cup R. Mann upset caicu
lations when he took James Gray into
camp. Gray was expected to overcome
the handicap of three allowed his oppo
nent, but Mann beat him by a score of
21 to 17.
In the handicap singles tournament
for the Dewar prize Thomas Millar
beat A. Oates in the first, round. Oates
received a, handicap of \u25a0-. four and was
beaten 21 to 13. In the same cound
A. A. Patterson defaulted to C. Mclnnes,
Robert Dewar defaulted to Andrew
Wilkie and A. Hardy defaulted to B.
O. l»atti»rw>n and 11. -A. Brown boat A. Oatcs
\u25a0n<l J. Stott 21 t«i «; J. C. Moffat and Her. W.
J. Kishor Iwat W. Maundrrl! ami J.- X. -Jones
21 to 12 and L'l to 16: 3. Duncan nnd J. Deasy
beat J. T. Dare and Ilex. D. A: Moblvy 1!1 to 17";
M. L. Crowe and H. A. Bmwn beat Jam?s Gray
and J. McLachlan. 21 to 5.
The 2 year olds carrying the colors of August
Rclmont on tbe New York tracks. iliis searon are
displaying brilliant form and they; are ahowlnz
Knpremacr over tbe yocngsters bred by James It.
Keene. Trap Rock. Foot Print, Babbler. Whist,
Watervale, Golden Sand -and Madcap are- Bel
mont yonngstcrs that bave won. ' Trap Rock is
regarded, as the best of the lot. Tbe Belmont
stable has won $2&.960 since the opening of the
eastern season; and the greater part •of that
amount is to tbe credit of tbe 2 year olds. ;. Bel-~
Mont is meeting with sur.-cs* in his. racing. Ten*
tures on both fides of the Atlantic. 'At-Alexan
dria", park yesterday his \u25a0 colors were carried to
victor/ ia tbe Ulington. Welter l'late by, Xcrtnan
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THE- SANffIPRANeiSCO CALL; SUNDAY, JULY V 3;, 19ia
stincts are on . the defensive, who has
gone through light hearted jollity for
weeks, come into a 22 footlring before
a silently unsympathetic throng, a
throng that will yell for the first blow
the opponent lands.
And then you. have Jeffries. He has
trained with absolute disregard for dc
fenso, with a view-to taking many
blows. He' has fought with that end in
rvlew. always. . And he., ha^i succeeded
through"^taking'- blows;", 'taking > them
without r flinching or being' stirred
physically or mentally. .When . Fltz
simmons.f _.; Jn ;!,;,San- ' Francesco, • had
punched "this man" Jeffries with all the
terrible force in his arms and had seen
Jeffries -coming, i and ' then coming
on -for "more, :he finally, 'stepped back
after pne "titanic blow^and -a puzzled
expression, came over his face. That
spelled victory for Jeff. - Will Johnson
get a puzzled expression?
The crowd's bulk will be all for Jef
fries In the beginning at any rate. The
reasons are probably manifold and go
back as far as Jeffries' ring history.
Be they what they may, in. their en
tirety these reasons have produced that
attitude. And Jeff knows s it. He will
know that he is fighting before sym
pathizers. /\ \u25a0-\u25a0•\u25a0.;'\u25a0-'. .• ,;
All these things' probably go to make
up the, belief behind the betting. They
go to make up the : prejudice in favor
of Jeffries. The majority look oh :it
that he wlllwin, and the reason they
look on it is simply based on funda
mentals on the ability of the two men—
as the crowd sees them. "
Strangely enough this opinion— which
the betting indicates— is altogether
ignoring what used to be the great big
factor in the case. Where now do you
hear the query, "Has Jeffries come
back?" Where, indeed? The thing
which has taken the place of this is the
question, "Has Johnson gameness?"
xow up to joiixsox" r
And that last question can be an
swered by no man but Johnson. And
Johnson . can't answer, it himself until
he gets into the ring. For no man
knows his own heart. No man knows
how brave he will-be under new condi
tions. And these will be/new condi
tions to Johnson. They will be far dif
ferent from the things he has met. He
will have no smaller man here to swing
off his feet and toy with. This mar
velous, perfectly adjusted, fighting ma
chine, geared to hit when it is defend
ing its vulnerable parts, will be in front
of a sullVn, unwinking,' fighting* man, a
grim, cold, giant of a hairy northern
race, who comes crouching forward and
will-not go back.
Undoubtedly those will be new condi
tions, and under them Johnson will
learn how brave his heart may be.
Other men have had to learn it: Some
of them found their hearts (were true
steel and even ithen their bodies hadn't
the strength to batter this thick necked
Jeffries from his purpose."
Auto- Across Desert to
See Big Fight
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
OAKLAND, July, 22 r — A" party of'prom
inent businessmen of \Salt Lake ' City
passed through Oakland - today after a
record breaking journey in automobiles
across the Nevada desert The trip was
accomplished wi thout. mishap in a little
over four days. After -stoppirfg- at the
Palace hotel over- night the; party will
start' for Reno at an early hour Sunday
morning and 1 expect to arrive there in
time to see the big fight. The company
included S. 'A. Whitney,';? Walter IT.
Pyp*er,' John A. Groesbeck,
Greene and Frank Botterill. .»•' ;
San Franciscans Enter
Yuba Gity Marathon
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July 2.— Athletes from
Sacramento. Woodland, San ; Francisco'
and Chico will compete tomorrow in a
monster, field; day at West' Side park/
Yuba City. : Fully- 3 00 will "compete, and
the Sacramento athletlc : club;isito;sehd.
a . team of almost half this numberr The
feature? of tfteTmeet- "will«be "a'^lOiinlle
Marathon in which, Magee, the Howdens
ton are among, the entries.;*'; '\u25a0" :'"': \u25a0':'\u25a0 • •
IVLlill v LIU
Sky Is Only Thing That Holds
i Down Gamblers in Nevada's -
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Plain Man Is Out of Place
Among Novelists^ Muck
Rakers and Pugilists
' By EDWARD F.CAHILL
Continued From Page .45, Column 4
out a bunch of pencils, in demonstra
tion,of the fact that ttiey are husiness
men.' Thewlrirr of the roulette. wheel
and the call of the dealer. are heard ( 'on
every corner, and between the corners^
The generous etiquette of the gam-
bling table in quieter times is aban-
doned.' It used'; to- be in Reno "that
when a' Rassing. train stopped for. five
minutes /at the - station- adventurous
spirits on their way would. rush across
the street to! hit the*rroulette : i wheel.
Always in those days, the regulars
would make way for the passing stran-'
ger. There is nothing a gambler likes so
well as "new money" in the game, and
so the traveler was given full swing
for his brief whirl., It is different now.
The players are stacked up in a fever
ish^ crowd about the table, waiting for
their turn to go against faro, craps,
roulette and other Ingenious pastimes
not Identified. One prefers to keep off
the grass, because of a rooted objection
to play another man's game. ... , "
HOOKS AND WALLOPS
' Do not run away with the idea that
this is a gay crowd. Indeed, they are
a serious minded folk whose conversa
tion is of hooks and wallops. They
speak a different language, and, like
the beggar man on the corner, prefer
to be classed as businessmen.
An idea somehow hadgot abroad that
the lid was on in. Reno, ; that gambling
was to stop and \u25a0 the.c ake .and ale put
on the top ; shelf. : Well, the report is
true, there is a lid in Reno. It is
the sky, which in Nevada seems to get
farther and farther away as you climb
its blasted hills. To be sure, there was
some promise of an early lid for* Reno,
but for the present at least it is-rcle
gated to the category of good resolu
tions,' chiefly -useful : for pavement. ; \u25a0
It was my fortune to ?vislt Skagway
in the. height of the Klondike
and it struck me that when :hell\waa
frozen over It would be like Skagway.
Well, Reno in fight week is a good deal
like Skagway j without the Ice. When
Hosea Bigelow -Insisted that Uhe Vten
commandments would jiot .budge he
showed an imperfect acquaintance, with
conditions in contemporary Reno. The
golden rule here is, "Do' the other fellow
before he does you.", 'v- \u25a0 .
SINS SADDLED OX RENO \ '\u25a0.-' ; ;
'Let'me riot.be misunderstood. ' lam
not speaking of the- real Reno, 'the
fundamental: Reno.' .which is a nice^
friendly town where, quiet, people live
on elm shaded avenues and the motor
man on the streetcar knows every pas
senger that boards his machine and
greets him with a cheery "Howdy" or
"Morning, John." It is imported Reno
that appears to be- saddled - with the
sins of all North America for the mo
ment. \u25a0 - . •
I met a contractor today. He was in
despair. .He. could not get a tack driven
or a hod of mortar carried until after
the fourth., It is- a long time now since
the Shasta route was opened, and the
recollection comes back to me of a
fourth of July morning in Slsaon. It
was a new lumber town at that time
and scarcely one house in town had
been painted. That year the fourth of
July fell on Monday and Slsson started
in celebrating on Saturday, keeping it
up all Sunday. As I passed through on
the train early Monday I found the
town unanimously drunk at 7 o'clock
in the morning. Present Ueno condi
tions appear to forecast a like result.;
ALL ARE EXPERTS'
Sitting in a Reno newspaper office
this afternoon I listened to the tele
phone operator. "The sporting editor?"
she'asked the man at the other end of
the wire. "You want the sporting ed
itor?" Then putting her" hand over the
mouthpiece she called the office boy:
"Here, boy, you'll do." . :
Most any officeboy In Reno knows
enough to be a sporting editor and is
wise in the cult of the cauliflower ear.
WRITERS FROM EVERY CLIME
A census of the newspapermen here
would make an interesting exhibit, i I
was introduced today to the special
correspondent, of the Paris Figaro. The
London: Dally Mail has a special 'cor
respondent here in, the person'bf Hamil
ton Fyfe, who sends a long dispatch
every day. The London Times is spts
cially represerited and a man is here
from Australia to; send- tho news and
the gossip for \u25a0; the Sydney Referee. : \
Besides these, of course, every news
paper in America has one or more rep
resentatives, and there are, in addition,
the regular staffs of tho news agencies, j
\Of course/the place: is turned topsy i
turvy' by. Us floating population, and
the real Reno \ is obscured by 'the in
vaders,' who- r v re painting the town in
carmine, Reno does not know itself
and is standing on her head In amazed
perplexity, .scarcely knowing whfit :to
make of a. town where, the potatoes are
good and enly man, ia vile. ;-,.-
There is to l>e a fight on Monday, as
perhaps you know. -. I confess :I;: I; don't
know . much about It., but one learns
from e-soiov'c sources that there; is .a
ronewal of trouble about the selection
SUGGESTION- AS ' -, TO REFEREE v
. If a suggestion from a rank outsider
in' the ; relation* might -be 'tolerated,' it
would ; be r that v the embattled* pugilists
take . Judge?. Pike, -\u25a0 the> most : accom
plished referee on this continent; Judge
\ Pike holds : the ': "American; record." for*
dispensing Indifferent - justice": between
man and i woman from! the; Reno ." bench/
He? knows better/thanYany man -living
when- to ; tell ' the domestic combattants
to .break ; away. \u25a0'. . . ; : .. :
; What more can ; tjje . referee of any
prlxej fight- <io?* \u25a0: a•• : . ; :=-;>" ~M*h*i
-;•.* Let 7 this .'.be '^ my": contribution Jto the
fight,; stuff. '\u25a0:. For) the \ rest, I > ani 'more
interested in i the 1 fortunes of a; town* in
thehands of i the" Philistines;-'- . - v>
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I The; white giant toying with -his pet terrier, which he would not exchange for all he will get for fighting.
NIGHT PROWLERS COME BACK
WELKIN RINGS WITH NOISE
RENO, July 2.— Jim Jeffries' rest
was disturbed early this morn-:
ing by three persons who con
cealed their identity. At 1:30 o'clock
the occupants of Jeffries'^cottage were
aroused from their sleep* by the toot
ing of automobile horns, and the pistol
like^ reports paused by the exhaust
from the engine.
] It was-: apparently done with ma
licious intent, ; for. the three men who
occupied the, two machines remained
directly *-outislde -the" Jeffries cottage
and continued the unwelcome sere-
Vade until they ;were driven off.
\u25a0 Roger^i Cornell ~ hurriedly - dressed
himself and ran to the front of the
cottage; to engage the 1 night' prowlers
in • combati-- -- As soon as they, saw
trouble starting, the party quickly left
the scene. ~~ It was first supposed that
the occupants of the machine might
have been joy riders who had indulged
in too much intoxicants and that their
actions were" not done for a purpose,
but through their brains being clouded
with too much alcoholics.
BIGi FELLOW AWAKEXED
. Jeffries was awakened from his sleep
and the other, members of the house
hold were. also "up. .The big fellow was
going to find out what they meant, but
Cornell's appearance scared the party
off. Jeff was, a bit chagrined at Cornell
in not pulling one of the men out of
the automobile and finding out who
they were and' what they meant.
Jeff and the other members of the
household retired and they were again
enjoying a peaceful slumber when the
unknowns returned and continued the
racket. This time they did not hesi
tate long, but just remained, long
enough to arouse everybody inside the
cottage. The automobiles were recog
nized as they sped along the road.
It is the belief that these strangers
had a purpose. Jeff is of the -belief
that It was a trick on the part of a
clique of gamblers who are wagering
on Johnson. The idea of arousing the
big fellow would upset him and cause,
him to become irritable and annoy him
at this stage' of his training when
everything Is. being done to keep him
in the right mood. Had these men not
returned the incident would have gone
unnoticed, but when "they returned and
deliberately stood outside the cottage
later, on in 'r the morning/everybody in
the j Jeff cottage was satisfied that it
was a malicious act on the part-of the
auto party.' ' -: .
WILL KEEP LOOKOUT y-.. v
Tonight and every, night until the
battle a lookout will be on watch to
guard agraJnst.a repetition of this morn
ing's affair.' .lt ; will be a dangerous
chance for the" men to return again.
It was another quiet day" at the camp.
Jeff lounged iabbut the cottage ;:in the
morning. He played a few ; games of
hearts and idled the time away. He
Easterners Have No
RENO/: , July. .2.— The first special
train from the east, carrying a Chi
cago delegation, came in this afternoon
and there was a little flurry to see if
the sporting, men from Johnson's .home
town would make their presence felt
in the betting. -,-*'• _
There was much Johnson talk, but no
big money came out to back it up.
Ten to seven is regarded as the prob
able figures until Monday, when the
great crowd from San Francisco, Los
Angeles arid other California cities will
arrive on the ground with plenty of
Jeffries money. to bet.-
VANCOUVER BEATS SPOKANE
VANCOUVER, B. C, July 2.---Van
couver made sure -of the* series and
climbed into first.-, place -by. beating
v Spokane a twilight ' game. ."\u25a0 Baker
fanned nine men, % but he was .wild.. A
home run by Brinkcr with two on bases
|,won- the .game for Vancouver. __ Score:
K. H. E.
Spokane' . . 1 . 5> ,1.
Vancouver.'- '..'.".'.'.';. V.'.Yi'.'.. ..1.;."... '4* ;« 0
, " Rattcrics— Dakcr ,- and- Brooks;^ClarklVaod
[Special Dispatch lo The Call]
Negroes to Pray That
Johnson Wins Fight
IIUTCIHXSOX, Kan., July 2. —
' The neicro Holiness church here
today called special service for
Monday afternoon to pray that
Johnson may defeat Jeffries.
The negro Holiness church has
not yet built a house of worship
here, nnd a large tent' was con
structed today for the accommo
dation of those who will attend
the services on Monday.
There are about 1,200 negroes
here, and it is expected that a ma
jority of them, will attend the
According to the program an
nounced the negroes will . pray
and sing; hymns until
Johnson wins the battle, "If It
takes all night.''
\ Arrangements bave been made
to have the result of the fight
bulletined by rounds at the meet
ing, nnd the keenest Interest Is
being manifested In the outcome
of the battle by the entire con
was in good humor and did not seem to
be worrying about the great event in
front of him.
The little fish in the Truckee are
doing more to keep Jeff's mind off the
fight than anything else. Jeff's chief
pleasure is either whipping the streams
or hunting. He went fishing again this
afternoon with Frank Gotch. the cham
pion wrestler, and Jack Wooley. The
party spent several hours whipping the
stream for speckled beauties- and they
returned to camp this evening with _
fair sized string.
Jeff is satisfied with the way things
have been going thus far. "This talk
about me worrying is all bosh," said
Jeff to one of his trainers this morning.
I never worry any more about a fight,
as I have been through too many of
-them, and I have got that confidence
which comes to a man who has success.
CUT OUT WOrAxXNG
\u25a0 "1 worried during the first two or
three big fights I had. but I finally be
came hardened and now I never think
enough about the outcome to affect me.
I have fought several big fights and
learned that I could take punishment
without it affecting me and that I
could knock my opponents out with a
blow when I became sure of myself.
I am not worrying any more for this
fight than when I did when I trained
for Jack Munroe."
Jeff has trained faithfully andUn a
manner which has satisfied his train
ers. There is only, one thing he has
not done which his handlers hoped he
would, and .that was to^*ave boxed
more frequently. Corbett and his man
ager, Sam Berger, Implored him sev
Bob Fitzsimmon's Wife
Arrives in City
Mrs. "Bob" Fitzslmmons, wife of the
former champion of the world, arrived
here yesterday afternoon. "Lanky Bob",
left her at Davis and proceeded on to
Reno. She denied herself, to callers
at the Palace last night, but talked
for a minute over the telephone.
'\u25a0 "I didn't ' care to goto Reno," she
said. "I have.no desire to see a fight.
I .will '-wait' here until Mr. Fitzsimmons
return?*'- and we will then proceed to
Spokane, where we . open on the Pan
tages circuit." ,\u25a0 ".'
"Is Mr. Fitzsimmons gong: to chal
lenge the winner?" was asked.
•'-\u25a0"'*No, -\u25a0 Mr.' Fitzsimmons realizes that
he has seen his day. He has no desire
to enter the ring again."
Manager Charles Campau of " t&e Cheyenne
jockey ciub has arranged for tbe shipment of -iHi
horses on a special train leaving: Sa»t Lake city
Monday. July 18. A number of owners rrho were
at Emeryville will take hi the Cheyenne meeting.
• Horsemen on the New York tracks are Inclined
. to regard \u25a0\u25a0 Sara Hild«-t_'» Dalmatian a* thebest
S year old in the country. The son of Ethelbert
carries ;weljrht. well and- ehows : to advantage at
.Montgomery of the HHdreth staWo has retcrned I
to his best form, but it app»ar* tbat he met de
' feat'recentJy wben the bliukers wer* used. \u25a0 When
the.'-'roffue's badje". was off the son of lVssani
. -led'bis field* home. He also runs better ua tv«
dirt trvk. than oa. the turf course.
.•Jo* Rose, who spent a lew w*efcs In-New -York,
.railed Thursday for Knrope,* where be will travel
for several months.
eral days ago to don the gloves and
engage In sparring exhibitions during
the last week of his training. He lis
tened to them, but did not heed their
advice. He is satisfied with his condi
tion and honestly believes that he does
not need any more boxing, and ho
turned down their advice. It- will re
main to be seen whether Jeff's advisers
were in the right. The' fight Itself
will tell who was mistaken.
However, Jeff has been on the road*"
for a year or more and he can not help
but have gotten back some of his
skill In those little stage bouts that
Jeff returned from his fishing trip
late this afternoon and then went on
the road for a short sprint He is just
doing enough of road work to keep his
pipes open, and this will probably be
all th* exercise that he will do until
the time, of the fight. He. Is being
massaged right along, but he Is not
being hanJled as violently as during
the early days of his training-.
Roger Cornell, the expert masseur,
is having entire charge of the rubbing
from now until thd time of the fight,
anJ he will have a prominent part to
play in the ring when the fight starts.
He will look after Jeff's legs 33 well
as his cuts and bruises.
FIGHTER OX 3IEAT DIET XOW
Jeff Is under a meat diet now. Hi 3
meals consist chiefly of beeksteaks and
mutton chops. He is being deprived of
potatoes and is given very little vege
tables and no starch foods. His liquid
allowance is being lightened.
On the day of the fight he will have
a special water which was sent -all the'
way from Germany for his use during
the fight. The water Is considered to
have some rare qualifications. It is
said to be rather oily and a drink of it
will keep his mouth from becoming
parched|a3 well as keeping the throat
cool. This water 13 now under the
special guardianship of Mrs. Jeffries.
-- Dr. F. W. Porter, who is a very close
friend of Jeff's, has turned over a case
of Instruments to Cornell. Porter will
be in close proximity to Jeff's corner
and will also act 'as a sort of second If
he Is needed to close up any great cut
or .bruise which Cornell is not able to
Jack Jeffries, Jim Corbett. Joe Choyn
ski. Farmer Burns and Sam Berger will
be in the big fellow's corner. Corbett
and Choynaki will do the advising.
Choyn3ki is recognized as one of the
* cleverest seconds in the country, and
Corbett's reputation a3 a ring adviser is
Notwithstanding that Jeff was absent
from his training quarters all after
noon, a great crowd gathered at. Moana
springs intent on getting a glimpse of
the white fighter. They waited around
his cottage in an anxious manner all
afternoon, but he disappointed them by
remaining at the fishing stream.
George Considine. Smiley Corbett, Lou
Houseman. Nat Goodwin and several
other well known eastern sports ar
rived today and went out to Moana
springs to see Jeff this afternoon, but
they, were also disappointed. Howevur,
Corbett was there to greet them aid
he told them everything they wanted W*
I Mrs. Jeffries Gets Best
! Of Lawyer
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REXO. July 2.— While her husband
played cards at his Moana springs cot
tage and talked of Truqkee river trout.
Mrs. James J. Jeffries, in the interests
of the family, spent most of this morn
ing in Reno saving money in attorneys*
fees. For more than an hoafshe was
in the office of the lawyer. who drafted
the contract between Jeffries and the
motion picture concern to which the
former champion recently sold his share
in the biograph films. She effected a
material- reduction in the size of the
original $3,000 tee claimed by. the man
of law for hia services.
E. R. THOMAS SERIOUSxIy ILL
NEW YORK. July 2.— An affidavit
presented in court today in a suit in
which B- R. Thomas, financier. and for
mer patron of the turf. Is one of the
defendants, disclosed the /fact 'that
Thomas Is seriously iir In Europe. The
nature of his illness was not mad*»
known. ' '
KUMAa.JCTO TOEXXIJAiuav-EmU Klemm;
Wm.wn «>, the hmn.in mud tm tie. who lives in
a hole in a vacant lot in Geary atreit nea?
a> r.' r ,, Wa VS Ot tl A **? «"»**.\u25a0 Jail for SO dly*
by Police Judge Conlan yesterday. He \u0084*«
covered with mud *aa cart _ trom'bi. be**"