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PRICE TWO CENTS
MT. VERNON, 0., TUESDAY, JULY 5, 1910 No. 53
Result Is Shock to
' Spoiling World.
lf TOOK FIFTEEN ROUNDS
m Gfiampion Plays With Former
King of the Ring,
WHITE MAN GOES OVER ROPES
Makes Heroic Effort to 'Regain
, Feet, But Is Met By Rain of
i Blows From Johnson's Fists.
Blood Flows Into Audience.
Former Champion Handicaped
By Age and Long Absence From
Reno, Nev., July B. When Jack
Johnson knocked out James J. Jef,
' fries In the fifteenth round of their
fight, he upset the sporting world.
It was sudden, the defeat of a hith
erto undefeated man. It came swift
ly, like the dropping of some bolt
that wrecks a 10,000-horsepower
Hardly had the hell sounded when
the lightning movement of the ne
gro's right arm In an uppercut end
ed in a thud. The tremendous head
of tho white fighting man swung
back as tho glove landed onhis jaw,
just to the right of tho mid-chin. His
torso relaxed, his knees trembled,
then crooked. Down he went.
Sixteen ''thousand people leaped to
, their feet, and the great dish of the
arena was so still that those sitting
next to the ring could hear the click
of tho black champion's teeth as he
snapped his Jaw shut and stood wait
ing over the fallen fighter. '
Tho timekeeper had counted nine.
Jeffries, his head swinging from side
to 'side on his thlclft neck, struggled
to his knees, to his feet. Hardly had
he straightened when two terrific
blows shot over his feebly rising
guard". A right and left upporcut to
the chin followed. Down tho white
man tumbled. This time his body
was outside tho ropes and his legs
were crooked over tho white strands.
He sat hunched in this squat, eyes
closed, hands drooping over knees.
Tho eheel was broken, and tho arena
Rlckard Gets Rattled,.
lUckard, the reforoo, was rattled.
He. stood by tho sldo of the beaten
pugilist, counting in a dazed sort of
way. Nobody watched him. Every
body had his eyes on Jeff. In tho
uproar Timekeeper Hartlng counted
Jeff out. Nolody heard him. Abo
Attell ran over from Jeff's corner and
lifted up tho ropes while tho fighter
clambered blindly through. Tho man
stood, half ciouchlng, knowing noth
ing. Jlra Corbett yelled something at
him. The vydids were unheard.
Then enme tho black man, not
knowing that his antagonist was
ounted out. Ho came lightly, stop
'ping Bwiftly, like a cat stalking. Ho
jumped to the side of the nalf-xn-eclous
man and with his arms Jerk
ing back and forth with tho thrust
of an engine's piston, ho pounded
and pounded the drooping head of
tho former champion. Uppercuts
each one of them. First with thr
right and then with the left, Johnson
swung back tho lolling head. Agal:
the tremendous bulk of tho white
man tottered. Sam Berger. Jeff's man
uber, Jumped ino tho ring and rushej'
to Jeff's side. Rlckard understood,
and ho waved Johnson back to his
corner. At the same time ho held up
his hand and motioned toward thfe
black retreating. That was tho end
Tho fight was won. A man unbeaten
and though, to be unbearable was
pounded Into defeat.
The championship remained with
the negro and $70,00, 60 per cont of
the total purse of $101,000, had been
won. It was what the followers of
pugilism call a clean knockout. The
blow that tho black man sent up
from his waist to tho point of Jef
fries' chin In that first quarter min
ute of tho fifteenth round was the
blow that finished tho battle,
Jeff was. outclassed, putpolnted.
Ho did. not loso because of a lucky
THE SMILE THAT
WON'T GOME OFF
Photo by American Prcsi Association.
JOHNSON'S OWN VERSION.
"I fought a good fight and I
fought a different fight than I
ever did before. Wasn't it. right
for me to go in and tako Jnffrlna'
stylo of fighting away from him?
instead of making him come to
me I went after him. There was
no stage of the contest when T
was in danger. Maybe I could
have ended it quicker, but I pre-
ferred to take It slnwlv Vint. sum.
'ly. I think tho pictures will
show that I did most of the fight-
JEFF EXPLAINS DEFEAT.
"The best mart won. I didn't
realize my limitations .until after
the first few rounds. I then dls-
covered what we all discover
sooner or later. I thought I was
right, but the contest and my
own feelings showed me that I
waa mistaken. Now I will be al-
lowed to rest and live quietly, as
I have sought to do. I will never
fight again." .
blow. He lo3t because he was an old
er man than when ho last fought, be
cause he had not "tome back" from
his years of physical and nervous
A surprise, they call this sort ol
thing in the sporting world. A sur
prise because tho results were not
forecasted by" the weightiest opinion
of experts. Maybe this Is because
the judges of muscle in the mass, of
bulk, of tho horsepower register in a
man's blow, can not be judges ol
comparative psychology. Here Is what
one knows an expert In pugilism
must have seen In the ring. A whlta
man whoso every nerve was tonBed
to fiddle-string tautness; who kept
his power -on coordination between
mind and muscle at such a working
pitch that mental fatigue threatenodi
each instant. Opposed to him a
negro who wasn't afraid, who was
vain of his skill of self-protection,
but not to tho point of recklessness,
who approached tho task of stunning
an antagonist with an easy confi
dence. When Jeff's faco was furrowed
from, mind strain, the negro was
laughing. Whenv the white fighter
strained his .utmost to free himself
from clinches the black man simply
put . his weight on his opponent's
arms and shouldors and rested. Ono
man worked terribly without rest;
tho othor rested much of tho time
and was terrible in flashes In ac
What White Man Thought.
Perhaps Hho white fighter misun
derstood the periods of careless
slouching he read in the other's ac
tions. He fought as if ho thought
he was invincible, nnd that the grin
ning, shifty black before him was not
capable of forcing him Into a coma,
however much he might slash and
slice tho flesh. A difference in psy
chology had something to do with tho
result. No such spectacle as that in
side the graded tiers of humanity
has ever been seen. Probably in this
country no such spectacle will be
seen again. It was tho fight of the
century, It was the surprise of the
Governor Dickerson of Nevada,
who had "announced ifhat he would
not be at the fight, dropped into his
scat in tho second row from the ring
at U30. He looked '"stern but pleased.
Just about this tlrao Rlckard came to
hefd-the reporters of tho press as
sociations were broiling by their
wires and said that it had been
agreed botwoen tho fighters that tho
purse would bo split 60 and 40 in
stead of 75 to winner and 25 to tho
loser, as tho public had supposed tho
agreement rend. Rlckard gave no
reason why tho rearrangement had
boon made. Ho called attention o
the fact that tho total purse was
$121,000, Including the bonuses paid
by the. promoters. '
When Jeffries appeared In laven
der trunks a sound of admiration
sounded through tho tiers of packed
scats. His flesh was a deep brown.
Ho seemed to be in very good condi
tion. Over in his cdrncr Johnson's black
body seemed to glow with tho vervo
of true health. Johnson has n taper
ing waist and his arms are moulded
with bunches of muscle as thosa of
tho white man.
In comparison with tho Gargantuan
man. of the whVe skin that opposed
him tho negro "J,hter seemed almost
puny. Ho looked as if he ought to
bo overwhelmed, by tho sheer weight
df his antagonist's hullo
Refuse to Shake Hands.
Tho fighters refused to shako
hands informally preliminary to their
battle. Referee 'Rlckard learned their
wishes In this regard and did not
press them. As a final c6remony tho
brazen-voiced Jordan stepped to tho
center or tTfo ring artn maffo Tils last
announcement: "This is to bo a
fight of 45 rounds, and may the best
man win. Let her go."
First nound When tho pone rang tho
men camo out. of their corners slowly,
El Ing each uthor up foi fully 10 Reconds.
'I hey presented a raro picture to tho
crowd. Jeifrlcs wan tho first to display
nirltllr. Ho feinted with his left, but
Johnson, cool-hsided, simply stepped to
one fide and planted a light left squarely
on tho bcrlleiinal.er's eye. As he did so,
Jeff lunged foiw-ird with a left hook anil
Johnson, catchlmr the blow In the air
trith his right, stopped Into a long, hard
cinch Ah they were locked, Jeffries
grinned confidently over the negro's
shoulder Just before the referee mado
them break away. Then Johnson, shuf
fling1 boldly, tried two lefts that went
whUs-ing straight for Jeff's Jaw. but In
each Instance the white mgn threw up
his huge shoulder an I tli blows were
Mooted. Then followed n. clinch In
whlrh Jeff, with n hand free, pounded
th negro In tho Klnneiu Aeain thev
bioko away. Jeff with sudden nggres-slen-n
then cut loose a right for the
heart, at the nirne tlmo sending over a
right hook for the Jaw. Both blows land
ed hut tiny did not do much damage.
Quick as a flash the negro started a left
for tho bollermaker'a face, but .Terr
with agility slipped Inside of the punch J
nnu iney wc re clinched at the bell. This
round was about even..
Stcoiid Jeff assumed the crouch and
led with h hft. Johnson Jumped back
nnd laughed. Johnson scored with left
to the chin, They clinched. Johnson
says; "Don't you rough me," and both
laughed. Jeff landed left to Jaw-. Clinch
foloucdj Jim seored threo lefts to Jack's
body andU blow to tho mouth drew
blood. Jack mlssedrlght uppercut. Jeft
Bcoied hard loft to body and men clinch
ed Johnson drovo stiff left to Jeff's
face and a light uppercut to the chin.
Clinch. Fighting slowly and carefully.
Jack missed right swing and took a left
to body. In the fighting that followed
Hsht blows landed. Jack landed a right
uppercut, when missed, shook his head In
perpiexed fashion. Jim forced the pace
and the men clinched, when tho ball
rang. Jack patted Jim on the back us
they went to their corners.
ThlrrlPnnt Inn npnvnlloil rm Vnl.
'siW. The last word from tho rlvil sec
onds wbb n warning to take plenty of
time. Jeff, with tho old crouch, kept
trying to hook pver the left, but the
negro either stepped away or clinched,
at the same tlmo dropping these blows.
Several clinches were productive of no
great hjirm us the men broke out of
thtm at the refeico's word of command,
but finally as Johnson's quick eye discov
ered an opanlng, n heavy right swing
was started for Jeffs hend. The hoiler
mnket duckfd and the blow pounded tho
air, but at the same moment Jeft lung-d
his right Into the negro's body Just un
der the heart. A hard clinch was tho
result. As they broke out oPlt. Johnson
sent a stiff left to Jim's eye. .At long)
range me next moment jqnnson sparred
beautifully, following with a hard right
uppercut, his best blow. His Judgment
of distance, however, was poor, and
when ho missed tho mark ho stock his
hend as If perplexed. Then Jeff rushed
with b';th arms swinging, but Johnson
blocked and cllnohed him Just as the
Fourth Jeft clinches nnd hoots Jack.
Johnson returns with left Jab toi the 1
hosd, men wrestling In clinch, Joking
with each other. Jeff scored left to tho
body. Jack lands uppercut to the chin.
Jim brings blood on Jack's mouth again;
Johnson laughs at footwork. Negro
laud right and left to the head. Ho then
Used kidney bunch and Jeff asks htm
what ho Is doing. Johnson drives left
to tho face. Jim lands left to body and
Jeff lands again. The negro Is grinning,
Jack gets pretty right to the Jaw Just
as the bell rings.
Fifth Men started light sparing, Jeft
goes to clinch, Finally bretks. Jack
rips In hard left la body, Jeff laughs'.
In clinch Jack landB two right uppercuta
Jeff's lip bleeding. Savage left hook to
jaw brings blood In streams and Jeff
goes to clinch, hi which Jeff hooks John
son with left and bath land lefts. Jeff
forces Jack to glre ground. Jeff lands
light left to Jack's mouth, bringing more
blood. Clinch. Walking around as bell
rang. At this point neither has soored
decisive blow, although Jeft fighting
easier. Crowd orderly.
Sixth Jack opens with thres lefts to
Jim's face and they ollnch. Both miss
ed wrings and clinched. Jeff was In
clined to force the fighting. Johnson
caught him with a right that cut his
cheek. Jack put left to body. They
clinch. Jeff rushed Johnson and Jack
landed right to stomach. Jeft lands two
on face. Negro broke from a clinch and
scored hard blow on tho nosoj repeated
It a second later, Jim's nose bleeding,
blow on eyo causes It to swell. At tho
boll they clinch. Jock had tho better of
Seventh Jeff looks for opening. Jim's
right eye partly closed, bothers him, rub
bing with his glove. Jack mlssod left
and they clinched. Jim tried left hook.
Jack blocks It. Jack laughs They
clinch, Negro sends hook to nose, but
blow brought blood from Jeff's nostrils.
Negro landed Jhra left hooks Jn clinch
ATTiT puVhe'd Jim nway with nn 'Angry
scowl. Jim crouchesr Johnson blocks hl
lift lead. As they broke from a clinch
Johnson scored left hook to Jim's bad
eye, and the bell rang.
Eighth Jeff rushed ! Johnson, saying
"come right In." In clinch the negro
slipped left hook to sx the head. He
was out-boxing Jim and.caught him with
rliht to tho jaw. Jack missed left Jab.
Jim scored light right to bpdy. Jim
ducked into n left hook which caught
hlin on the chest. In ollnch Jack lands
two rights to the stomach; Jack lands
left to mouth and left to kidneys. Jim
tried left hook, which ho mlxned bv six
Indies. Tho men seem , extremely friend-,
ly nna taiK nnu joue constantly. Jack
blocks blow nnd looks to th crowd for
applause. As usual the bell found the
two big fellows locked In clinch and
walking slowly about tho ring.
Ninth They clinch. Jack says "com,
mi." and Jim drove a 'stiff left to the
body, and tho crowd heard him grunt.
Clinch. In tho clinch Jim lands right
on body and the negro" grunted. Ho then
put in two lefts to Jeff's faco and blood
camo from tho white man. Bell found
Johnson nppetred puzzled that his
blows had so little effect and Is studying
him from his corner. , Up to this point
Itlckird hid nothing to do except walk
around the ring.
Tenth After light sparring Jim hooks
left to ribs Jack,p'nced right on Jaw,
and both 1 iugh. ' They clinch nnd break
repeatedly. No blows. Johnson slips
over left to Jim's ear and received one
In return that crimsoned his mouth.
Clinch. It was a series of half-blocked
blows landed In clinches Bath bleeding.
Jiff stood away nnd landed two swift
lefts to the face nnd was winking over
Jim's shoulder whin thu bell rang.
Eleventh Johnson blocks left. Jeff
moves forward, drove right to Jack's
nck and took two cuts to the Jaw, right
to to tho Jaw nnd vicious left to chin.
Again Jack scored right and left upper
cut tn Jim's nose. Slowly tho negro
pounded the face with right and left
and Jim seemed dazed Again and again
Jack drovo right and left to the mouth
Jim holding him. Blood flew from hli
face oer those at the ringside. At the
bell Jim scored left to head.
Twelfth Light sparring . Johnson Joi
ned Jilt. ClIncK Jim held hard bat
cVuld not avoid right and left which
landtd on face and Jaw. Jack drovo hard
Iffl to Jim's body ns they broke. Jack
drove two smashers to Jaw. Jim blocked,
ngio laughing. Clinch. Jim's mouth
and nose bleeding. Jack shot In right
which shook him badly. Negro forces
ths fghtlng. Jim stays gamely. This
whs Johnson's round. His left Jabs and
swings puzzled Jim and he could not
stem tq avoid them.
Thirteenth Clinch. Johnson lands left,
to head In clinch '.gJnck speaks to friends
at ringside; as thVy broke he drove two
left hooks to Jim's damaged mouth.
Again repeats the blow, drlvIng'.Tlm to
th ropes. Jim spitting blood. Seems
unab'e to use his arms'ln tna usual Way.
Tried body punches In cHnches; Johnson
blocks nnd lands on body and right to
race, which staggersJJIm. Jim taltP3
more rights nnd leftfc but he could not
seo and, staggers forward for mbro pun
ishment. Jim's left eye dosed- and Jack
finds It easy to swlngiffem that direc
tion. Jack was simple making a mark
of Jeff's faco and theybell Tang.
Fourteenth Both came quickly to tin
penter cf the ring and clinch. Jeff ap
paiH lightly on feet Jack laughs as Jlra
tries to score a right In clinch. Johnson
snys, "don't bleed all over me" and
proceeded to land two more left hooks
Jeff replies with right (and left to body
and the negro gave ground. Again he
shot right nnd left to Jaw. Jack talks
to Jeff In clinch that follows. As bell
rang Johnson exchanging repartee with
Corbett In Jim's corner. Johnson had
slightly best of this round
fifteenth They rushed straight Into
a clinch. Johnson wriggled out of It and
hctnlced a left tx the Jaw, Jeff clinching
promptly. Getting cloir of his man
ngaln, Johnson whipped the left to the
Jaw thre3 times and the bollermakor
reeled The negro, realizing that the ind
was near, rtMied his man to a point
neur tho ropes and with n right on tho
Jaw, followed by a left uppercut. he
knocked Jeff down flit upon his back.
The white man got up on one knee nnd
took a count of nine. As ho struggled
tip Johnson whs on top sending blow
after blow nnd almost knocked Jeffries
out of tho ring. This tlmo the, referees
count was s'owcr and Jeft was able to
crawl to his feet In a dazed nnd helpless
condition. With a chance for a knock
out, JolmsoM ri'slind him ncioss the ring,
swinging right nnd left tn the head. A
hook on the Juv flntlly tumbled Jeff In
a heap In tho corner. Jeff, game to tho
end, jrlod to et his boatings and had
managed to get uron his foot l.f-foro tho
count of ten had been tolled, when Ber
ger Jumped Into tho ring nnd ordered
Jtlcknrd to stop tho tight for the purposa
of suvlng Jeff from a knockout. Jet
wns hanging ovei the ropes with his
f.ico lowaid tho ciowd, nrp.irently ob
livious to bJs, surroundings, when Berger
made this move, and ns Rlckard soeim-d
to hesltato the crowd, snthned that
Johnso-) was the better man, cried "Sto.i
tho fight." Then Rlckard ordered tho
negro to his corner and declared him the
Negro Enthusiast Killed.
Houston, Tex., July G. Charles
Williams, a negro fight enthusiast,
had his throat slashed from ear to
ear on a streetcar by a white man,
tho negro having announced too (Vo
ciferously his appreciation of Jack
Johnson's victory at Reno.
RIOT AT COLUMBUS
Blacks Celebrate Johnson's Victory
and Arouse Whites.
Columbus, Ol, July 5. Rioting, In
which noses were made bloody and
heads wero cracked and several nar
rowly escaped serious injuries, mark
ed a parado through down-town
streets organized by hilarious ne
groes after the result of, tho Joffrles
Johnson mill had been announced.
The trqublo was caused In-large part
by a number of drunken whites who
sought to break up tho parado of tho
blacks. Police Interfered a number
of times to save lives.
In n city suburb two negroes yelled
"Hurrah for Johnson." A mob of 150
gave chase and ono of tho men was
Federal Government Is Well
CORPORATION TAX IS BOOSTED
Payne -Aldrlch Tariff Law Given
Credit by Treasury Officials For
Its Share In Task of 'Changing
Dsblt Account to Other Side of
Ledger Postmaster General Comes
Nearer Making Both Ends Meet
Than Any of His Predecessors.
Washington, July 11. Secretary of
tho Treasuiy MacVcagh started the
fiscal year with a surplus of $9,202,
000 in the national treasury. For
more than a year tho treasury de
partment has been wrestling with' a
deficit. It was tho full fiscal year
under tho . Taft administration and,
coming on tho I eve of tho congres
sional campaign, will probably be
made much of by Republican orators.
A year ago, at the beginning of the
fiscal year Just closed, tho secretary
was confronted with a deficit of ?58,
734,000. While the treasury condi
tion has been steadily improving
since last October, when the Payne
Aldrich tariff law got In working or
der under normal conditions, the Im
mediate reason for changing a deficit
Df about $2,000,000 which appeared
in the treasury statement to a sur
plus of more than $9,000,000. was the
heavy receipts from the corporation
Collectors df internal revenue
throughout the country were instruct
ed to notify the treasury by wire Just
what the collection owing to the cor
porations were up to tho close of
business the last day of the fiscal
year. Nearly all of tho collectors
have responded, and tho results
showed a total of $18,362,000.
Rush to Pay Tax,,
There was evidently a rushamong
tho corporation tax payers to get In
their returns before the close of the
fiscal year. Wall street ccrporatlons
came forward with about $2,600,000
in taxes, and approximately another'
$l,000,00 was turned In by Chicago
corporations. It Is estimated that
during the. 10 days of grace that will
be allowed before the Penalties for
delinquency are Imposed at least
$10,000,000 more will be paid in
owing to the corporation tax. Tho re
ceipts of the treasury from all
sources during tho fiscal year Just
closed were $669,064,000, as com
pared with $603,589,000 In the preced
ing fiscal year. Sources of revenue
were as follows: Customs, $332,785,
000 as against $300,711,933 of the
preceding year; Internat rpvenue,
$27,823,000 against $246,212,000 tho
preceding year; miscellaneous, $51,
092,000 against $56,664,000 of the pre
ceding year. The balance of tho to
tal receipts came from the corpora
Tho expenditures for the jear were
less than for tho preceding fiscal
year, being $059,662,0004 as compared
with $062,234,000 of the preceding
LIVE STOCK AND GRAIN
CHICAGO-Cattle. Beeves, 15 30S 55;
Ttxns steers, $5 25G 85; western steers,
J5 3007 35, stoelcera and .feeders, $3 50
5 41); cons mid heifers, $3 G0QG TO.
Cales $5 7o8 25 Sheep and Lambs
Native sheep, $2 751 S5; western, $3 25
fi)J 35; native laiOs, $1 75S 15; west
ern, $5 OOff" 60; yearlings, $3 0006 25.
llofs-lUht, $9 209 45; mixed, $9 Ooiff
0 45; heavy, 5 73o 30; rough, $S 75
8 95; piss, JO 209 70. Wheat No 2
rri, UiicSJl 00. Corn No. 2, 59.
60'lc Oats No. 2, 3Se.
EAST BUFFALO Cattle: Choke cat
tle. JO S50S 00; shipping stetrs, 10 500
7 00: butehei cattle, $5 757 00; helfera.
M 0000 00; fat cons, 3 505 25; bulls,
(3 60l 00; milkers and springers, $25 00
J65 00. Cahes J1 009 BO. Sheep and
Lambs Mlxid sheep, $4 0004 25; weth
ers, 4 35 00; ewes, 54 0004 25; lambs,
SG 00ft S 50; yenrllngs, fl 50fi 25. Hogs
Heavies, J9 60; mediums, (9 CO 05;
Yorlieis, J9 65C9 75; pigs', J3 75; roruglis,
JS 5008 CO; stag3, J7 00.
CLEVELAND Cattle: Choice stters,
J7 0007 50; heifers, J5 5007 00; cons,
J4 500b 00; bulls, J4 5O0G 25; milkers
and springers, J30 00G5 00. Calves
JS 50 donn. Sheep and Lambs Mixed
sheep, $4 0004 25; enes, J3 "lift 00; best
sheep, 51,51; l.imbs, 55 008 00. Hogs
Heavies. (9 3009 35; mediums, 59 35:
Yorkers, 19 55; pigs. J9 70; mixed, 59 10
9 13; roughs, JS 00; stags, 57 00.
PITTSBURG Cattle; Choice, J7 40ig
8 00; prime, J7 4007 65; tidy butchers,
6 25STC 80: heifers, 53 5000 25; 'cows,
bulls and stag3, J3 OCT0G 00; fresh cons,
J25 00050 00. Culyes Veal, ti 0009 00.
Sheep nnd Lambs ,1'rlme wethers, $1 SB
04 50; good mixed, 54 0004 30;earllng3
3 COfoS 50; spring lambs. ?3 0008 25.
Hobs Heavy hogs, 9 45, mediums,
J9 6509 70 heavy Yorkers, J9 7509 80;
light Yorkers ftud pigs, J9 90.
CINCINNATI Wheat: No 2 r.d, Jl 05
I 33 Corn -No. 2 mixed, 620C-'Hc
Oat No. 2 mixed, 4014041c ltye No.
2, S0fi83c. Lard J12 10 Bulk Meats
J13 50, Bacon J14 62, Cattle J2 00Q
7 25 Sheep J2 0003 90 Lambs Jl 000
7 5, Ifogs-JS 1509 3214..
DEAD CHIEF JUSTICE
Melville W. Fuller Was Ap
pointed by Grover Cleveland.
DEATH OF FULLER
Friends Though) Chief Justice
In Perfect Health.
Bar Harbor, Me., July
Justice, Melville VestCjn Fuller died J
suaueniy oi nean lauure at nis sum
mer home at Sorrento, near here,
aged 77" years. The chief Justice had
been In bis usual health and his sud
den death has shocked his friends,
lelvllle Weston Fuller was born In
183 in Augusta, Me., and graduated
at Bowdoln college in 1853. He stud
ied law at Harvard college and began
legal practice in Augusta and was
for a time the editor of the Demo
cratic journal, "The Age." In 1856
he vas president of the Augusta coro
mon council and was also city attor
ney. ' He, however, resigned and went
to Chicago, where he continued the
practice of law until 18S8.
He was a delegate to the Demo
cratic national conventions in 1864,
1872, 1876 and 1882, and placed Hen
dricks in nomination.
In 1888 he was appointed chief jus
tice of the United States supreme
court by President Cleveland, to suc
ceed M. R. Waite.
HUGHES PICKED FOR PLACE
Taft Will Name Governor as Succes
sor to Fuller.
Beerly, Mass., July 5. Unless
there is some retolutionary change
in President Taft's way of thinking
before next December, or unless
there is some uniooked for "act of
God," as the lawyers say, that would
make it impossible, Charles S.
Hughes, uow goernor of New York,
will be the next chief Justice of tho
United States, succeeding Melville
W. Fuller, who died at Bar Harbor.
If President Taft v,rfs able to act
today or next week In sending in thb
name of a man to fill the vacancy In
the chief Justice's place, there Is not
the slightest doubt in the world that
he would select Goernor Hughes,
Although It is hard to speak, of
course, for the senate of the United
States that must confirm suclr nom
ination, there is no reason to think
that it would fail to ratify such a
choice by the chief executive. Five
months may make a difference, but
now it seems Improbable.
Race Riots Numerous.
Chicago, July 5. Announcement of
the victory of Jack Johnson over Jim
Jeffries at Reno was followed by
rlashes between the white and black
races in many cities. Washington,
Philadelphia, Pittsburg, New York,
Cincinnati and othor cities in the
north reported disturbances, while in
southern cities much violence was
done to colored persons and reports
that several persons have been killed
have been recoived.
Cloudburst Kills Three.
Winchester, Ky July 5, As the
result of a cloudburst here the town
was Hooded and throo negro children
Three Nejjrojs Are Killed.
Augusta, Ca., July 5. Resulting In
tho killing of three negroes, Uvaldla,
a small town of south Georgia, was
the scene of a race riot which may
result in further fatalities.
Big Four Limited
CAUSE IS NOT KNOWK
Victims of MiddlQfovn Accident
Mostly Pleasure Seekers,
ENGINEERS SAVE THEMSELVES
Train Was Running on Cincinnati,
Kamiiton & Dayton Tracks t
Get Around Wreck South of
Dayton-Several .of the Dead
H. P. Baker, Cincinnati.
H. A. Smith, Dayton. '
J. Smith Kirk, Dayton.
George Frohle, Dayton.
Frank Golden, passenger brako
John W. Cooley, McCutcheonsvlllei
Miss Fay H. Daubenmire, Pleasant
Ray B. Snyder, London, O.
A. S. Garrigues, Columbus. O.
Mrs. A. S. Garrigues, Columbus.
R'chard Van Horn, Dayton.
Charles H. Moulton, Youngstown
Mrs, Jessie J. Bodey, Dayton.
William Dunleavy, Dayton. -
King Yen Lun, Chinaman, Column
C. G. Grant, Springfield, O.
One unidentified woman, about 40
Unidentified man. Initials "W. A.",
Two unidentified men, supposed to.
be from Dayton.
Jolin Oswald, trainman, Dayton;
serious cut in head. ,
Rauke, trainman, Springflold;
serious internal injuries, ,
John Davis, travellrs salesman, ad
dress unknown; broken leg.
Two unknown trainmen; serious..
Four of the five may die.
MIddletown, O., July 5. Twonty
persons were killed and nine injured,
four perhaps fatally, when the Big
Four Twentieth Century Limtted, de-
L toured to the Cincinnati, Hamilton &
Dajton road b reason of a freight
wreck near Dayton earlier in the
day, crashed hpadon Into a freight
train one mile west of. this city. Both
engines were demolished, the combi
nation coach smashed Into kindling
wood, the second partly demolished
and the third bauly damaged.
Most of the passengers on the Ill
fated train were excursionists- seek
ing pleasure on Fourth of July out
ings. Among those killed was Rev. Smith
Kirk, pastor of Rlverdale Methodist
Episcopal church, Dayton; his wife,,
by his side, had both arms broken,.
and a splinter penetrated her shoul
der. She will live, and was sent
The cause of the collision' has not
yet been determined. Relief trains
from Dayton, Hamilton and Cincin
nati were rushed to the sceno and
all the doctors nnd undertakers of
this city were soon on the f.round. A
number of the badly Injured were
taken to Mercy hospital, Hamilton;
St. Elizabeth in Dajton and a fow to
Cincinnati and Columbus.
Two Have Miraculous Escape.
Sister Amanunl and Sister Mary of
St. Catherine's convent, Springfield,
Ky had a miraculous escape from
death. They wore practically tho
only two In the day coach who wero
not killed or seriously injured. After
the accident they wero cared for at
the home of John Dillon of Middle
town. George H. Body, a prominent hard
ware dealer of Dayton, was in tho
dining car with his wife and ten-year-old
bov when the crash came.
The hanging lamp struck him- in tho
head and rendered him unconscious.
When ho camo to He was in a room
at the United States hotel, Middle
tortn. Several members of tho local
lodge of Odd Follows noticed him
and cared for him Ho inquired for
his wife and boy and was told they
were uninjured. Later his wife was
found dead. Tho boy was fatally irt-
j Jured and was taken to Hamilton.
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