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FIGHTERS, READY, RESTING ON EVE OF GREATEST RNG BATTLE
RIVAL GLADIATORS
SEEM TG BE LEAST
CONCERNED OF ALL
Odds of 10 to 6 Are Ridiculous in Face
of Johnson's Remarkable Showing
in His Recent Battles
WILLIAM J. SLATTERY
REXO, July 2. — While the city of Reno is buzzing tonight as it never
buzzed before. Jeffries and Johnson are reposing and /resting easy;
awaiting the tap of ihe gong that sounds' the opening :of the greatest
and perhaps the last Queensberry battle of them all. the- rival .lighters are
the least concerned of the thousands of human beings "who walk the streets
fairly beside themselves with excitement. „
The multitude i> divided into four classes — the "Jeffries admirers, -the
John>on-*houtcrs, those on the fence and those who believe that the battle
will be a frame up. Those in the latter class are few and far between, but
still they can be. found wandering around and expressing their sentiments.
Their numbers are gradually decreasing, due to the fact that the recent
moving picture deal convinced most of the skeptical ones that the 'battle will
be fought on its merits and that the besfraan will win.
BETTING SHOULD BE NEARER EVEN
From the standpoint of any ardent follower of the game, any man who
has seen them both in action during the last seven or eight years, it is any
thing but a 10 to 6 shot, as the odds say. ' Far. from it. The betting should
be 10 to 8 in favor of Jeffries, and perhaps even money. Whether public
sentiment has made the white man such a pronounced choice or whether
the Johnson adherents are afraid of their man or afraid of the price remains
to be determined after the championship has been decided.
One thing is certain — those who believe Johnson should win have a
splendid opportunity to get rich in a day. They can get plenty of action for
their money at 10 "to 6. If Johnson has such a wonderful punch and the
marvelous cleverness and endurance powers, which most of them admit are
his, then he is an even money shot. Those who like his chances should not
hesitate when the odds are 10" to 6.
BIG JEFF LOOKS GRAND, BUT—
As for Jeffries, it's the same old story, and' there is no chance for an
argument. He looks grand. He's just as formidable looking a gladiator as
the man who laid 1 Jim Corbett, Bob Fitzsimmons, Jack Monroe and the rest
of them low.
But—
Tin's little three lettered word is the barrier for many of them. But for
it they would their very lives that Jeffries is going to lay Johnson low
and bring back the heavy weight championship to the white race. That "but"
is one of the mo^t important factors in the present crisis.
The "but" means, has Jeff enough of his old time stamina, his old time
speed, to offset the cleverness and the ring generalship of Johnson?
And can he take those wallops on the jaw and come back with a shake
of his savage looking head and bore in for more? Alas! There is nobody
to answer this question save Jeffries himself, and he will never answer it till
he goes a few rounds with the brack champion. Ht: can't sorad his answer
f 10:11 ilit- gymnasium or from the road.>
He will have to make it practical.
A fiphter's words are never convinc
ing. Neither are those of his trainers
and the men closely associated with
him. The fighter himself naturally re
tains his pride, his spirit, for without
these requisites he c\>uld not be classed
as a fighter. His friends become preju
diced because of their close association
with him. They can not see why their
man will not win. They know his
good points, but his weak ones they
overlook, partly .because they can't see
them and partly because they don't
want to.
WHERE BLACK HAS ADVANTAGE
The Fame go<^s with both Jeffries and
Johnson, but the black man has it on
the white man for the reason that he
has been fighting right along. He has
been winning his tights, too, winning
them without losing that smile of gold,
winning them practically as he pleases.
Fighting has been more of an amuse
ment than a serious business with
Johnson during the last three years.
Jeffries takes it so seriously that
many are le*i to believe that his se
riousness is a form of nervousness bor
dering on cowardice. Johnson takes it
all lightly. It's a sort of recreation for
him. At least he makes the casual ob
server believes this. He is more se
rious when he attacks that bass viol of
his than he is when he mixes it up with
any of his sparring partners. He is
more lisrhthearted right now than he
ever was when he trained for any of
his recent battles in San Francisco.
That both men are in as perfect con
dition as scientific training can make
them goes without saying. ,
If this fight is not on the level the
truth will out, and before very long.
If the public is jobbed Monday after
noon then the fans can toss their hats
in the air and say farewell to the box
ing game forever, for it will be nothing
but a delusion and a snare and a hol
low mockery of the sport which has
200 MEN LEAVE ON
SPECIAL FOR RENO
Rich Fight Fang on Their Way
to Nevada Represent
$300,000,000
Carrying a party of 200 business and
professional men of San Francisco, rep
robenting a personal . wealth of $300,-
COC.OOO. the Union Square special, the
• most luxurious private train that has
left San Francisco for the scene of to
morrow's great pugilistic battle, pulled
out from the Oakland mole at 11:40
o'clock last night.
Bedecked with bis white buttons
tearing the legend, "Good luck to Tex
Uickard, the gamest. sport on « earth,"
the members of the party boarded their
'Pullmans and were- en route for Reno
on schedule time. At noon today they
will be at the scene of the contest.
The Union Square special is com
posed of seven Pullman sleepers and
baggage coach, converted for the oc
casion into a buffet car. Specially
chartered for the event, the train will
be parked at Reno and Its 200 passen
gers will live aboard until the return
to San Francisco is madel Dining ar
rangements have been made so that
the members of the party will not have
to depend upon the uncertain conveni
ences of Reno. " •
Among those who left on the Union
Square special last night are many of
the wealthiest and most prominent men
of the city. Every member of the party
is provided with a ring side scat,, and
the delegation will be one of the larg
1 est and most enthusiastic at the fight.
The early stfirt guarantees an arrival
in Reno In the best of season so that
the afternoon may.be ( given to the
camps of the two fighters. The train
will leave Reno on the return trip so
that the- members of the party will, be
In San Francisco before business. hours
Tuesday morning.
LITTLE HAS LAXGFORD MOXEY
' Ri:NO. July 2. — George Little, for
mer manager for Johnson, said today
that he would be at the ringside ready
to offer $10,000 as : a side bet in the
Interests of Sam' Latigword foria fight
with Little's former" charge","-, whether
Johnson wins, loses orgets a draw with
Jeffries.
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
stirred all cJasses of men for decades.
The people are intense in their seri
ousness over this wonderful contest.
They are here from all parts of the
globe and they are trying to convince
themselves that there is no chance for
anything save a fight on its merits, a
fi^rht that is worth traveling over land
I and sea to witness. It's a maddening
question with most of them. They are
insane over it.
The man who attempts to pick a win
ner is confronted with one of the
toughest tasks %vhich any pugilistic
prognosticator ever went against. If
the battle is not on the level then those
on the inside are making fools out of
the rest of them. If it's on the level
then they must figure Jeff for all he
was when he quit the ring and figure
Johnson on the basis that he has never
been ' extended in any of his recent
fights. The fact is, they don't know
how good Johnson really is and they
don't know either whether Jeffries has
even started to come back.
ThJs Is one fight that cannot be
\u25a0Joped from the workouts of the men.
Gymnasium stunts, speed in the train
ins: quarters or a flashy front will not
give any of us an insight into this
contest. It's easy enough to get a
line on Johnson and give him the credit
for being a far better fighter than
his fights show, but what chance has
any expert of doping Jeffries?
For these reasons, the odds are
ridiculous and they have been made
ridiculous because of the prejudice
against Johnson on account of his
color. He is not a popular fighter,
even with those of his own blood.
Many of them bet against him because
of their hatred for him, but in a' bat
tle of this sort the man who hopes
to pick the winner must be cold
bloodcJ, cool and collected. He must
fight against any prejudice which
threatens to override his better judg
ment. He must overlook caste hatred.
SHARKEY STILL
WANTS TO FIGHT
Sailor Has Hard Time Squeez*
ing A board Train Headed
for Reno
Tom Sharkey reached this city yes
terday afternoon at 4 o'clock and spent
the evening trying to secure a. berth
back to Reno tonight. Sharkey passed
through Reno Friday night and did not
know the existing conditions or he
would not 'have come to this city.
Sharkey still wants to fight, lie said
so last night and -he said he wanted
to fight Jeffries.
"Jeffries will be the winner," he said.
"He has a cinch. Johnson trained: me
for a couple of fights. H<r*s a classy
boxer, but he hasn't the steam. I don't
know the condition of . either of the
men, but Jeffries should be able todo
the trick even If he is out of coridi-.
tiou." . \
"Why do you want to fight again,
Tom? You have all you want, haven't
you?"
"Sure I have?" he, responded. "So
has Rockefeller. I "didn't :come out
here to see this scrap. I'm going to
challenge the "\u25a0\u25a0 winner."
Sharkey secured a berth. on the 6:40
train this evening and will arrive "in
Reno the morning of the fight. -
Chicago Women Enter
Golf Trophy Meet
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
CHICAGO, July 1. — The Scokie coun
try club of Chicago took the Had In- the
Women's "Western Golf association, play
for the Higgins trophy today/when
their score • of" 13 up' on the woman's
pair was announced. •
The Midlothian country club, is/sec
ond at- present/ 9 _up,*: the' San Gabriel
club of -California being third; 1' up.v;.
The- Exmoor,, country, club" ofj Chicago
arid .the'LosVAnseles country "club are
tied for fourth,"- 10 down. Complete re
turns are expectedin a. few-days.
THE^SA^
X' THAT UNDFEATEDjHEAVYWEICHT'CHAMPIONm^ I
Why Not Provide Substitute
Fighters? Asks Dane
BATTLING NELSON
"T~yENO, July.2.— Jack Johnson pulled: a surprise 'today arid killed the .best
r^ press story during the training siege by. receiving .Tommy •Burns;
;^~- -. whom he defeated in Australia.^ Tommy Burns', s.erit' his" cand. up, and
Johnson said to bring Him"; right up. He < extended: his right' hand with":- a"
"How do: you: do, Tommy? Glad- to see" you.".".' .-.
Toinmy -said, do fyou feel, 'Jack?.'.'. , V,V . • ' .' '•
"Fine and dandy; never 'better .in- my life, and .will win, sure,", replied'
the black.- •: . \u25a0\u25a0".'.-".- \u25a0\u25a0 .'.'^'^ V; ':'"" : "- \u25a0' '• '-"-V" /\u25a0 '*_. - •" ;'•\u25a0-' \u25a0 \u25a0 '•V'V
"Youknow, Jack,' you ought to give me arreturn engagement -.if you
win," suggested Burns. \u25a0'\u25a0\u25a0• c v ' ._* • " :'> v' * ''"\u25a0* ''-•>'-\u25a0.' -^ '•
Jack replied that he.would be glad to; accommodate Him-and that if; Burns
thought he had a chance to win all .thatlhe:had.to do'*was to get sonie one
who would • back \ him- andl the match-<
\u25a0would be made.' -• ..'
Charley* White. and- Tex Rickard, the
two .referees, of the Jeffries- Johnson
contest, had a little chinr'egardingjthe j
details of the match and also discussed
the rules. = ; As Jeff , and .Johnson .are
going to have: a substitute; as jreferee I
would like to suggest something equal
ly : as unique. "Why not. have .rasubstl-i
tute for Johnson and a_ substitute for j
Jeffries in: case T either one>is ' ; kn6cked
out, so as "to'.insure Itlie, spectators! the
real run for their; money?."Jeffries and
Johnson are very; bitter toward one an-?
other and a story is going: the rounds
to the 'effect .'that .they* will refuse to j
shake- hands before .- they ; commence,
boxing. Today I" went. out to 1 see' the
arena , and .had a talk" with the man in
charge. Everythinglwillbein shape by :
\u25a01 o'clock Sunday and; the; inclosure; will ''•
be- thrown openl to theipopulace forjinf^
Hl.xb fiXLAUGED JACK
The i ring "was originally • built ;.meas-\
tiring '22-'feet'insidec of "the "ropes and ]
2 feet outside,' t but -Johnson; -fearing;
that lie - mi gh t - get , tpushe'd * through Uh e ' i
rope's .arid off the platform,'; inslstedfon
having an "extra'foot- built -around-; the !
outside >^ of ' z the -ropes. 7 Vniis vhas:.been
done. ; ; The press seats' were .'a^little'toq;|
low,' but that also 'has; been remedied.v 1 ?^
A -dozen special C trains arrived ?J in i
Reno;, today,'. carrying^Pullmans^ loaded ,
with ' fight -f ans.V^.The : Pullman "reserva-;
tions will be ; held "on; the'sidetracks »'ahd :
used in place! of t hotel? accommodations,
as 'almost .. every ;\ available "space 'for.
transients is now^takenTup inthe^hbtels
and . apartment': houses. ' -I <\ ' ,
' /Jeffries,^ has": entirely^.* finished his
training and^ will": lounge. aro'undrMoana'
springs from nbwf untilC the fight vis Ton^
; 'J oh nson went -on 3, the" road Hh i s af terf^
noon 'for. about, an ;hour,'- and ; on < Sunday,
willi hit* the ; road' again' f or ' five for* six
miles. , That will "be- his last workout
until 'he buckles up with 'the-; hairy
boiler.maker in Tex Rickard's arena.
RICKARD A HISTORY MAKER ' : H
» :Tex Kickard must be complimented
by.?, the sporting populace,'* and it , 'goes
without/saying ' that airNevadaris idol
ize I his 'sporting blood and "gameness
in | outbidding' all i competitors t-'f or- the
great battle. \u25a0; \u25a0.. Rickard - has"; made /more
history for Nevada.ln the"; last five years
thanfany body of men have done -up"- to
date:*,:, . V\' • \u25a0 '. \u25a0..-"\u25a0 •" \u25a0 '::\u25a0:,:,' '•*-,:• ]-7
\u25a0 It. surely goes to ; show i: that a fight'
win I dra win any spot 'on th c ? globe ; if
it:gets l : the right kind. of! publiclty:"and
appeals- to : >the; public: • Nevada^ up to
date ' ; holds .'/the.-' record Z for -'attendance
at - fights" in ;thei.Uni ted ' States:::
'. Tex ;-Rickard .was > the \u25a0 man • who made
the ; entire world "marvel Jat fhisKnerve
whehi;he- bid;; s3o.ooo* for:.- the^Nelson-
Gans -battle andiposted- the moneys with
The r San; Francisco.; Call Ho :?: ?' guarantee
that vhe;;was Mh* earnest.".' ''" The'-' public
knew very little .of Rickard's
ing., attthat^.time. : , ; Again ": everybody
marveled ;wheh : they found ;out : that" we
had Jmade \u0084\u25a0 a 7 record -in "attendance "by
drawings $69,715.' • /;.'4" r ?,';: : ; ?%\ . ;-...y^.--.; ,\ ..^
'.'rFromithelooksj of (things-- the Jeffrtes-
Jqhnson=V receipts^ will '.greatly -exceed
that;". figure. - .: >There; -Is' v ' no telling? now
whatithe^pot" wlllibe... ' "" ', r V -;.:\u25a0 > >J.-_ :,%[-"SUCKER",:,%[
"SUCKER", BETS PLENTIFUL
>;• Betting;; is "picking : up i ; some y and., a'
.number.'of, sucker bets [have beeri; made, 1 "
as ".that- Ismail' I:canHerm»the"m;il«jTiade
bne'betlwlthYJdmes Neviri of .^lOOieyen'
thai^Jeff ries ;d6es I not : knock r Johnson '
down* inside7of^the'fifth;rourid.i ( " lie also
;bet|sl,oooiwith .some; other, part'y/atUhe*
s'anielprice.'-l I jam' sure ithat: nothing; in : ;
the .world- butrenthusiasm^f or ;th"ei white
Continued on Page 48, Column 4
Jack Johnson Meets Burns and
Promises Return Match
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
\u25a0 RENO,.Nev., July : 2.— At the : ugent- request of Hugh Mclntosh, I called
on";- Jack Johnson today "in -.his .!. training quarters 'at Rick's, • and- to say : that I
was ; pleased at •the? cor'diabr exception ; Vccqrde^U*me is- putting; it mildly. .Yes
terday^! Ava^ a little Sit; skepticaUabout calling. on the colored champion, but
\u25a0Hugh: Mclntosh; who, had" beenrout' toUdok: Johnson over, had spoken, to
Jack about me and he "said Uhat >he< wouW'fbe^ pleased" to have me call ~on him.
\u25a0;.' : just as Aye got; out of the; automobile: and; had seated' ourselves on the
porch' Johnson's -burly form -loomed r tip" on . the v horizon down the dusty
road; The big'* : black • waV sprinting; along the road bundled '. up '. in '': a black
sweater, . and ; his vshiny -• headV glistened tin:; the ,\u25a0 lights • The perspiration was
just rolling oft.' liis :head?and.face,''a.nd
_his golden -teeth ;shorie through his jred
lips 'as he made.' his way up the.' steps
and :.. bustled X his way. .through-- ithe
crowd 'of- spectators, who > were ..cran
ing their, necks* to get^agoodview'of
the man "who '.won. the. championship
title from : me •in : '. - -'•, ." , /
Johnson. didn't see me. as I -leaned up
against .the wall,'and;l.waited;untirhe
got' into:- his rubbing room.- After 1 he
had -got inside,* accompanied ,by. ajcln
tosh. and ;W. C F. Corbett^ the. .sporting
writer of Australia,. l imade my wajrjup
the .stairs 1 and was -ushered into 'the
room;. H' -\u25a0 - s ~ :• \u25a0\u25a0-' '/\u25a0'. >'.^^.^« '':-..'"/\u25a0-.\u25a0 '
EXCHANGE f OF.: COMPLIMENTS .
V.fVHen6, Tommy,"-! said" Jack^.with. -a
smile,*- as ( he ; extended • his • hand -to me,
vrniiglad Uo'seelyoii." , \u25a0 •-- \ ; - '
.\v I :*returried.;the; compliment,; and X.as. as
Professor 'Burns'arid Dave Mills .worked
oh-his llthelooJcingbody I sized"Jjlm;Up
very.-caref ully.- vl :. can't -help 7 but'- say
that - he 'i is «' i n\f justj ust \u25a0as good I shape -asr he
was.Cwhen .he', fought -me •' in^ "Australia!
He 'never. lookedrbetter -and -he 'should
give Jeff 1 a. good? battle.. *..-;,;, ', ' \u0084
iWDo'you.tveigh any:more;than;you did
1 when ; you »f ought; me?"rJ asked,* and the
stated that \u25a0• he % probably /. would Venter
the*; ring^about '^two r- : pounds.; heavier.'
Stepping on the scales,' he : balanced "the
beam ? at ' 2o62&wh'fch-; he - said -was. "the
lowest ; notch-jh'e ; had yet \u25a0reached; ' * y.,
' ; ' One -thingithat^ Johnson '« said -j to ; me
gave riieipleasure^asdUhat .wasthat^he
though t*l was thelmaster of Sam : ljang-:
:ford.:.,v ' ..; :.:- ; :'-"'.\'"' "\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0''^\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\ -;;. ; .r'Vt \u25a0'
4i-: ''You can .beat, Langf ord/. Tommy, . and
'At 'theimatch is evermadeilwillbermy.
money "on;-you. v : This is no bluff,' simply^
" because «you(a>e";liere, biit whenUirlsk
mvAmoney. <yauf can'; bet / that i l.: mean
,w!]at?l sayr.'.Langford 'has'; only- ayone
two punch,; and jas'l, have •fought ; you
'- b'othN I'iam? infa ; position^ to ; judke,"fsaid
•; the rjiiegro, 5 ?- as * : he y rolled i over -ion < his
; stomach 'aoV that*; his"; '.handlers'^ could
xnassage^hisf massiye^back." " ••" \u25a0
#f Just- then' a newspaper^ reporter broke
TOMMY BURNS
in 'and asked., Johnson' who gave, him
;t»je;hafdestT6ght. . '\u0084. ..:
: "^ v ' ell » J : may have ' had some pretty
.tough fights when I was a green young
ster^ just breaking, in and didn't know
anything : about- boxing, but Tommy
Burns gave me "the toughest fight at my
life- after I got up in ( the world/v re
plied Johnson as the .masseurs 'put on
the^flnlshing. touches to'his rubdown.
PRO.MISES RETUILV 3IATCH* 7
"\u25a0"I shbuldilike to* box you again? Jack,"
said I -as he started to-get hisclothes on.
; !'? ure '" I ' ll \u25a0: fight • you again,' and ~ will
give i you the first chance.. I'll , box you
anywhere, \ln : Australia, Ame*rica or
London,? and when I -get 'to New York
will deposit $10,000 *to bind the match,"
• spoke up! the champion.- -"" - •J./
i t"All> rtght;;that; goes."! said. I, ,and
shook his- hand to'bindthe bargain. '
."Macintosh and Johnson then. discussed
,the. ; terms of the. match. -This' certainly
wa s a ' \u25a0 fine ;bl t •of • luck • for /me,~ as'lam
confident", that: 1 ., can defeat- Johnson
when 1 we meet 'again.' V v
;, While i I. know,' Johnson to be a good
< 'boxer, »I- still. believe that Jeff will win
next Monday. -. and Y so told • Johnson.
This -jdi-dn't; disconcert him a ; bi t. and
he > sal J • tha t \u25a0if everybody - thought he
"would be the victor, there 'wouldn't
,be.?any; interest, taken In the .match
and' nobody would care to see the fight.
v^l^then'ltold -him/.that;lvhad -made- a
little -.wager/on' the way , over, with* Mc-
Intosh. on '\u25a0 the boat: and /he rgood na
;turedl>% wished :3lclht6sh: 3lclht6sh . the ?.b*g't of
J luck; J he * didn'tl take-any "of
fense"; at my;, selecting arid betting on
Jeff jto ''win.'." \u0084 \
*v Just :\: \ as il/ -was leaving, " I sat J, "I
.'can't .wish .you ; the } best ot ' luck, , and
'as ' I 'liave bet ; against y0u. ; . 1 - ; can't
truthfully: say* that Ij want to'se'a^you
win, but:.l'.will say I hope the bes;t
LITTLE HOPES TO
SECURE $26,500
Former Manager Threatens to
'\u25a0. Sue Johnson for $1200
\u25a0Diamond Ring
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
1 RENO.' July 2. — One of the. first men
to jump off the morning "train which
pulled into' Reno .was George Little.
Johnson's -former manager, the man
who put up;bis forfeit and* the man who
claims that;he was grossly wronged
by . the/ big . black champion..:. Little-
brought with him .the finaj settlement
papers between himself and the cham
pion. *He" declares that all their bust
ness*, relations have ceased, though he
wants itf known. that Johnson still has
a diamond belonging to him and unless
Jack consents' to return this or pay
him $1,200 for.it another civil suit will
be'on'lts way, hesald.
"Johnson . and I" have reached an
agreement." "said Little. "It's all over
between us, though I still admire him
for a great fighter and I believe that
•he can win ff he tries. X have hedged
several; of my bet 3 ., I am riot taking
any "chances now that I have "ceased to
be his manager."'
J2IWOO COMI.Vt; TO HTTI.E
-v According to. the -papers drawn up
by the attorney of the, fighter, and the
manvWho.once-;handled..him Little will
receive $16. 500 In cash. In addition
that $10,000 which Little put up as a
forfeit • for Johnson will be returned
him, provided of course that Johnson
lives up to- his agreement and enters
the ring Monday afternoon on schedule
time.
Johnson also surrenders to Little dia
monds to the value of $2,400. The own
ership of these precious stones caused
a whole lot of bitter feeling between ,
the men and had much to do with
their estrangement, but Little was firm
In his demands and in order to forestall
further trouble at the eleventh hour.
Johnson consented to make the trans
fer.
After signing the papers which sep
arated them Little also signed a state
ment to the effect that the fight was
to be on the square and absolutely on
its merits so far as his knowledge went.
But Little In a way Intimates that the
task of signing this was thrust upon
him and that he was compelled to
write his name at the conclusion of the
document In order that he might be
sure ' of receiving his money and his
jewels.
The only difference between Johnson
and Little is that $1,200 diamond ring.
This precious jewel has created a lot
of rivalry between them, each laying:
claim to It. The stone Is a beauty, and.
according to. Little, it Is worth many
times the price stated In the official
paper.
Johnson- is In possession of the rins
and he has steadfastly refused to re
turn it to Little, though the latter says
that he only loaned it to the champion.
According to the agreement. Little will
bring civil action against Johnson for
the recovery of the stone unless John-
son consents to return It Immediately
after the contest. Johnson's friends de
clare that the champion has no : such
intention, so this makes it look like
more trouble.
$8,000 OX JOH.YSO.Y
. Little admits that he had bet some
thing in the neighborhood of $B.QOO on
Johnson before the splltup between
them became public property. Now he
practically admits that he has hedged
several bets, which means that he Is
endeavoring to pull out even, no mat
ter which man wins.
"Whether Little knows something or
not remains to be shown later on. He
Is reticent, though he admits the truth
of the bets. 39k1
Little did not attempt io do a Joe
Woodman and make 1 himself a guest
at the Johnson camp. He spent most
of his time chatting and conversing
with several old friends from Chicago.
Apparently he is satisfied with the deal
he made with Johnson, though It can
readily be seen that he still bears a lot
of hatred to ' the man who repudiated
him just when he had a chance to Jump
Into a glare of limelight which bid fair
to give him notoriety for the rest of
his natural life.
San Jose to Battle for
Pennant
The second half of the season of the
Three C league, which commences July
24, will see San Jose battling. for the
pennant. The Sodality athletic associa
tion, 500 strong, has been given the San
Jose franchise.
Mike Stef fln, the well known San Jose
manager, will be manager of the team,
and the games will be played at Luna
park. The addition of San Jose to the
league means much to its success. The
sixth team in the league has not been
selected, but the league directors are
desirous of securing either Gllroy.
Mountain View, Redwood City or the
Olympic club team of this city.
Sunday Salinas and Traffics will meet
and San Mateo will play at Watsonville.
Monday Traffics and "Watsonville will
play double headers, while Salinas and
San Mateo will play..
Elmer-Emerson has signed with Wat
sonville. Allegaert with the Traffics, Pe
ters with Salinas. Boradori has re
signed as manager of the Salinas team.
MacGregor will take his place.
Races for 4th Arranged
By Sausalito Gub
Final arrangements were made Fri
day at the meeting of the Sausalito
yacht club's headquarters for the han
dicap yacht races which wlll.be held
under the auspices of the club on the
fourth of July.
The course selected Is from a- stake
boat directly off California City to Val
lejo and return, a distance- of about 20
miles. The white winged sailers will
be sent, over the line promptly at 2:SO
p. m. and the trophy will be a beautiful
silver loving cup donated by Commo
dore Reubold of the club."
The handicap Is as follows:
Xarta and Pearl R. X scratch.
Folley : and rilgrim, 13 minutes.
Joyette and Comet. 30 minutes.
Oriole, 60 minutes.
\u0084 The regatta committee Is made, up of
\u25a0VV. L.. Sutherland. Dr. 11. L. Lacoste and
Dr.. SI. E." Simons.
DIED
VTEXCH— In this*"cltr.*Jaly".2. 1910. at her lat«
i' - residence. - 200 Thirtieth street. Margaret. , be-
' loved , wife of the late Michael . Welch, lorlng
motber iof 'James. Michael and Sarah "Welch,
and the Ut* John. Mary and Catherine Welch.
r and .slater <in law of Mrs. \u25a0 John . Crow ley -and
Mrs. Charles -Welch, a liatlve : of : Crosamoilno.
County Mayo,' Ireland. (Beno and New Yuri j
I papers please cosj.J <
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