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Wins the Bia Fight and the World's;
EVENT FINALLY OEGIOED IN FLORIDA,
Outcome Received with the Usual Mingling of
Cheers and Disappointment.
RECORDS OF THE FIGHTERS.
y'orbett's Rapid Rise to the Top in Pugilism-Mitchell's
Great Stand-Off with Sullivan.
JACKSONVILLE. Jan. 25. Corbett la
till the heavy-weight champion of the
He has met Mitchell aril has beaten
The English fighter follows John L.
Sullivan on the young Cullfornlnn's list
Of pugilistic victims.
As Corbett was tha favorite In the bet
ting and In the minds of the spcctatois
u well, the cheers naturally far out
number the disappointments, though
the latter nre by no means few.
All Is excitement at this writing. The
result Is the one thing on everybody's
tongue. The details will be discussed
KELLY GETS THE CASH.
Ami MonoRer Uimly Promises to
Dpen Jlot( a Lntcr.
JACKSONVILLE. Jan. IJ.-The lour
for the battle approaches and everything
Is still favorable.
It seems as positive as anysueh thing
can be that at 1.30 l M. to-day (New
York lime 2.20) Mitchell and Corbett will
enter the arena here to battle for the
world's heavy-weight championship, the
Duval Athletic Club's $20,000 and the sldo
takes of $5,000 each. This makes cold
cash to the amount of J30.000 depending
on the outcome of the battle, besides
the championship honois.
City Council MMI.
The City Council held a special meet
Ins this morn'ng. us It was announced
they would, but, of cou.o, there waB
little for them to do. The fact that lhe
State had dctei mined to abide by the de
cUlon of the Cpurt obviated the necessity
of the city taking any action looking
towards a conflict with the Governor'!)
l.ulcut from llir C""rt.
Th case fixed for trial of the motion
todljco've the Injunction restraining the
Bherirr fuini Inteiferlng III the Ciibett
Mlichll routes', cam.- up thl" tuoiniug
M 10 o'clock before .Indue G ill
The Attomej -Uener.il submitted his
answer, which contains practically the
'ami- allegations as were set up In the
Mtldavlt csterday. The altornejs of
the Club stated that the would file
Pleadings and ask for time to make an
affidavit, as they wished to see several
Parties In the city before doing so.
f''"t then adjotirnel until such time
n lhe should prepaic .humselves. f)f
f tourxu, tin, means that nothing more
"i.l li heard of the court cafe tl'l iiTtcr
'"It May llrvntc .rn.
1 Frmi present Indications about l,V
1 ,1("'k will pay admission to the arena,
I w.th n just about hrrak the Club
I ya on trje ih. f jf estimate of h
I c!'Jb orflci-ila regarding expenses Is IP
I bcre!HSi , v
M T Pl for up pJ49ptQp CU1
$38,000 as- the money Involved. This Is
believed to be quite ample, and doubt
less Includes a small rake-off 'for the
CorlM'tt Xon O'oiiiiuUtnl.
Corbett didn't caie to express an opin
ion on the result after his arrival to
day, but Hill Brady made full amends
for this modesty.
"I'll be shaking hands with you, boys,
a few hours from now," said the little
manager, "and I'll open a bottle or two
" 'There's many a slip," " quote one of
"Hut never In a case lie this," said
Iv-ll ('el the C'nsli,
At It o'clock, John Kelly walked
Jauntily Into the National Bank and,
producing the famous check, said: "Is
this worth anything?"
The $20,000 In crisp greenbacks was
paid over to the New Yorker, and he put
the money In his Inside pocket.
".My yacht is right In the river here,"
said Col. Frank Coleman to Kelly. "If
you want to get away with the trick,
Just say the word."
Hut "Honest John" did not yield to
Just about this time the weather got
worse, and the hack-drivers formed a
new combl le. All contracts with sports
at $10 per trip to the arena were de
clared off.and the figures placed at $23.
This was nibbing It In," and a large
number started to walk the two miles
through eighteen Inches of sand.
Dim ills' Poor Mniiiigeiiiciil.
The nearer the contest comes the
worse seems to be the management of
the Duval Club. Its membeis seem moie
than ever to Justify Mitchell's comment:
"There ain't a man in It with brains
enough to have u headache."
It Is cuirently reported that the Club
Is selling tickets at all kinds of prices,
anil charge ute openly made that It has
not hesitated to sell desirable seals In
the iiienu several times over. This, of
I'liuiv. miani that the mill between
.Mitchell mill Coibott will be the wind-up
of .t long seiles of petty rows and lights
umong the spccutois.
(triiduc AuiiftiMt Iteptirtcrn.
The officials of the Club fancied a griev
ance against certain newspaper repre
sentatives, and declared the objectionable
persons would have to produce $100 each
if they were at all anxious to report the
Thin nrtlon Is on a line with the Club's
policy right along In the language of
Itftcrce .It hn Kell, "a troy spot would
take 'em a I."
The C'ub endeavored to check the
true news of the situation from going
North when the tight was doubtful, and
thoae who refused to be bribed or Intim
idated are now under the ban.
Some More of (Ue netting.
DV Jqhnsan. of New York, hat pu
up $.00 for Mitchell lnt p,00J for
Corbett on the result cf the fight, and
there were dot-ns of wng"r In vcivlnR
amountu that the Knglu-hmnn will stu) In
the ring for twenty rounds. ,
A well known Boston sporting man !
made u bet of this Kind, on rounds, and ;
explained Hint he bused It upon hi conl. .
deuce 111 Mitchell bt'iiif able to run ,
away from Corbett fur that p-rlod of i
"Hut If he ullows himself to be hit a
few times l the American champion,"
continued the spenker, "he cannot "lay
ten rounds even."
i TROOPS GO. FIGHTERS COME.
i Dcinpsoy nnd llnll InsUt on n
j Stronger Arrim Platform.
! JACKSONVILLE. Kla., Jan. 2.1.-The
'time of the Corbett-.Mltt.hell fight hns
been finally set for 1.20 this nfternoon.
Jacksonville time. New Voik time. " i).
j There was u lengthy discussion nt the
Duval Athletic Club Inst night, and an
, effort to fix an earlier hour, some mem-
1 bers fearing further court proceedings,
but as theto was much woik yet to be
j done on the arena the af'rnoon hour
was decided upon.
Although the orders were received last
night f-r the dismissal of the troops
' In this city, Adjt.-Gen. Houston, aftci
consultation with Attoiney-Gencral La
mar, decMcd to continue them under
orders until tills morning.
The men were disappointed, as many
i had hoped to be able to leave for their
homes on the early morning trains.
It was nearly noon when Major Lovell
received Instructions to break camp, and
the majority of the soldiers left for their
homes at once. A few remained In the
city, a number of them Intending to
see the fight.
Kind to the Soldier llojs.
A number of prominent Jacksonville
people were at the camp of the militia
last night and an Informal reception was
. held, A few speeches were made by flie
citizens, assuring the visitors that only
hoodlums were responsible for the hlss-
! Ins of Tuesday night. A kindlier feel-
lug resulted between citizens and the
I The Jacksonville company attempted to
give the valllng nillltla a good send off
when they were dismissed, but owing to
the fact that few of the local men were
able to appear, the affair was rather a
failure. Thoae who did show up did the
best they could, and the visitors doubt
less appreciated It.
HrtilnK'a Sadden Turn.
The betting last night took a rather
unexpected turn. Previous to the de
cision of Judge Call granting the In
Jurctlon acked for by the Duvals, Cor
bett money had been scare at 2 to 1,
The Court's decision had hardly been
rendered, however, when the admirers
of the Arnerican came to the front with
From 2 to 1 on the champion, the odds
Jumped to 25 to 10 and soon J to 1 was
not hard to get.
Steve Hrodle announced his willingness
to bet $1,000 to $.100 that Corbett would
wn in six rounds, but the spoits only
Jlmmle Colvllle succeeded In placing
$1 000 to $230 on Corbett, while other
bets of $1,000 to $100, $1,000 to $350 and
$1,000 to $.130 were laid on the American.
Even money was also taken that Cor
bett would win Inside of twenty rounds.
At Stedeker's $25 to $10 was the rule.
The betting at the St. James and Wind
sor continued heavy, t oddi of $100 to
$W on Corbett. There was a scarcity
of Mitchell money at the close.
Mltclli-lt (irta to Tmlli.
Immcillitely upon lecelpt of the news
of Judge Cull's decision yesterday, Char
ley Mitchell left bis training quartern ut
St. Augustine and came to this city. He
is quartered at the Kverttt.
Mitchell appears In the pink of condi
tion, and there Is a better disposition to
back him this morning, though 20 to 100
are the figures quoted by bis admirers.
Woik on the scuts at the atena U
attlvely piogtesulng this morning, and
everything will be In jeadlness nt noon.
This notnlng broke with rain and
cold, but the indications were that the
weather would be pleasant for the after
noon. The ureua, which has no roof except
directly over the ring ond the tables for
the newspaper men, is thoroughly
The soil of Jacksonville Is composed en
tirely of sand, and the water soaked
away quickly. There Is therefore a
chance that, with clearing weather, b
the time the fight Is tailed the mud
ma disappear suTUIcnlly to make
things not entlrclv impKamnt
.In c I. IH'tnpio m KlrU.
The troubles of the poor Duval Club
were augmented this piormpg by JaeW
Dempsey. who If to be in the ring be
hind Corbett. Jack, went put to, the
arna to set that everything was n
spape for th,e coiifi,t.
lb Dyvfl Ch& iq tht rlpf wrj 1J
Corbett and (Viitchell in Fighting Attitude.
""r" - ' (From recent jftofojJri)i..)
'right. Dcmpsey said It was not, and de
clared that If certain mutteis were not
arranged at once, Cotbett would not
step into the ring.
The Club nad agreed to pad the posts
around the rlner and had not done so.
Dempsey pranced around the ring, and
declared thit the platform vvns shaky
t-ven tinder the feel of a middle-weight
like nlmself, and consequently It would
not bo safe when two benvy-w eights
like Mitchell and Corbett were rushlrg
around upon It. He demanded that It
be mad mere solid at once, and also
asked that the ropes around the ring
be drawn l.iut.
The Club Insisted that the posts and
platform were all right, and then Demp
sey forgot his dignity and, with much
profane simile, declared the defects he
had pointed out must bo remedied at
once, or there would be no tight.
" Fix these things nt oncp, or Corbett
will never step In the ring." he said.
The Club then gave In, and hurr'eil
men over to the ring to look after Im
provement. Hull, Too, t'oii(liMpiH the IMtitfurni.
Jim Hall went over to Inspect the
ring on behalf of Mitchell, and heartll)
approved of the alterations suggested
by Dempsey, Intimating, an Jack bad
done, that It would be a wise act on the
part of the Club to get a move on If
it cnied to tee bis principal In a light.
This put the Club almost Into a lit,
and IhR Duvals started to do things with
whit passes fur a hurry In thl" dt lib
erate la id
Arrival of CorlicH.
Corbett and his tetlnue of utlrndanta
slipped ln(o (he city this marnlug The)
came In the highest of spltlts, and with
hope vviitlen all over their faces, and
they weie heroes for the time being,
('millers who v.eie wall ng lice bid i.u-rl-'d
the glul tiding" of the piluno'lun la
the thnniplon nnd his paity as soon iu
Jul;: Call tender. I Im liuhloii yeswr
Kvciybody In tne Coibrtt camp was
awake with the bleak of day this morn
ing, and making prepatullons for Iciv
Ing Mayport, while down at the ferry
landing a large crowd gatheird to speed
iho parting guests on the vvny with
cheers and good wishes. It was a mot
ley gang of pe-iple of both sci.es and
Whfn finally tin- tell. Htle rrrni of
Cotbett, In a clu'o-fittlns builnrrH mil'
appeared nt the hi"d if his diles.uiii:i
lapped rn one sldf by Hilly Hradj etui
rn the other l big Hill) 1-Iaiiey. mid
followed by Crcedrn. Tra-j, Honor Arl t
and a hott of tired out newspaper nun
thete was n loud cheer from the nssem
bled throng, a compliment which 'cor
bett gracefully acknowledge! by a nod
of h h,td,
Tb (rip pp. th,t rlvex w univcnttul,
Down nt the landing here there were
(airlages awaiting, and a lecepton
Committee mado up of sports, ragamuf
fins and pickaninnies.
Across the river, ot South Jackson
ville, a self-appointed ccort had put the
champion aboard the ferry.
Clintuplfiu ut tin St. .Inmt.ft.
When the boat landed on this side
of the liver, Corbett and bis party
walked with quick pace to the carriages,
then they were dilven post haste to the
Si. James, running the gauntlet of nun
It eels of ojes n they made their way
to their rooms. Once In the moms, only
Intimate ft lends of the champion were
allowed to enter
Mrs. Corbett and Johnny Watd xveie
of the Corbett pally. In answer to an
Inquiry as to Jim's condition, the cap
tain of the New York Baseball Cub pio
nounced the clinniplun fit to light thu
battle of bis life. Th- OeiU HllleJ re
main In town, and the Duval Club, In Kb
Jubilation ovet th" rourt victoiy, offered
10 admit the mlliliiuieii i Un mena nt
the ndiieed iiike uf $10 e.u h, for thos...
who m.i pi em nt tliin"lves In tiulfurm.
CORBETT S RING SUCCESSES.
Hi- Hun IIIn I'lrat I'lullt XMllli; II
lto III Cillll'Ut.
.lames .1. t'orbrlt was bun In Ciillfin
nli Si pi- 1. It"!. He l' the sou of l'.it
t UK .1. Cm In tt, who i.iiuo to mis ( .lim
it v In I I'll Voiiiv. Cotbett leri'ivfil Ills
t'dueailon at Siictnl Jieail Collegi- and
Si lKti.it li.-. s i uilcgf. Sail 1'iati. Is. .i.
11 wt while lltellillllg tlie 111 tt r IllMl
tuilnti that he bad bis tbst bitrd iighl
lli was noted atiiniih hhi sihoolniaies
ns the inot iniillilenl lad In school in
the gain': of rlstlctilfs. lb- vvus not b
an) uieaiis n bulh but llkel to spai
mid was willing to lake haul knoik
tliilll Uliy olli" Who could give Weill to
1 I til. It vmis when lie wan fnuiti.Mi
sins old '!i.n Hit llkht tiH-nti !. I look
pin. "I'.itlv" I'.itnev. tin hi lio.d bull),
u,. 1 t.i l.tl... It out of Diini, .Ilin tot
sol n I'U'li.l ili-nlt The HSIlltll'n llvllt
I .1 liv iit.itt-i pa'l ol an lioin, and
i'iiiii--, .is iiilu-n biinii- a viy linn h
...i.l nn In tlv t oi In t .ifli-r tn it to.iix
le .-Jon. in i - .-. i i k . nr.d u-id lo i'i .11 with
fit.- stable hands lu hlx lailn-i v stubli
.'. ij'il tin basfbill ffvi.. bow ever,
and til.iyvd Willi pcvetal nmati'iii lili'i-u
.iiiii.nd ;J:iu 11 jiic lieu. Not having tie
rl I m offilfd llllll to pill) V till nnv "f
tin- big i lubs. be accepted a niisillou as
iisslFlnnt bookkeipei In the Nevada Na
tional Hunk, which he held for seveial
e.rs. About this time Corlmtt Joined
the (il)iiipli' Mhli'tlc Club, of San 1'tnn
cltco. nuil to'ik a thotouKli fiurs.' In
gymnaslis I'nder I'rof. Walt r Wat
kl,,t he MM.u became the ai Unowleditfd
ei.iek boxer of the Club Before he wu
ilgl.ie .i i its old he had won sevuul
einair'ur ch.tiiiplunshlii roiniietlllonii
I'lllST AI'I'LMtW C A.s A I'ljul'l.s
Hi i itt p; 'ft -s otiil rnii;um ut v. is
w. I, li..., I.l-im.in In ImI Li-eniu"
i..i Tf.ri two rounds Ills next go
.'.li V til i. Iill'l M ll'llMll. of llillle.
vi i"t whom lit iiifen i"l a. four r.iuno
Co b. tt net -loppel .lo,; hovuskl In
oin I i in I l.i .i Mui.1 i, mi till whUh
i niic ii' Pi ui. ii im Corbett s hum
I'h.ixis'nl wii not sat. stled at.il i in.it 'i
wn uiriin,ot to come ott In the satre
li" n on Sumliiv The news got out and
.'i.Ooi) licpple vvere on hand to re the
fun. Ilils, of iotue. made It necessary
In cange the place of m.ttlng, mid
after k wulk of ton miles over the sand
hills Coibelt knocked flioyiuM out In
a, bare knuckle light lasting two
rotinda. Later, at the Olympic Club,
Cnrbe't knocked out Choynukl again
with the first puiu'h.
The two young fellows came together
for the last time on u barge on the Sai
lamentn Itlver, when Corle'tt broke his
hand, but whipped Choyuskl In twenty
Mike Hrenmin, the "Porta Costa
Olant." fell tinder Jim's heavy lists be-.
fore the latter was ulneleen yiur old. ,
Then he boxed a draw with Jack Burke, I
the Irish lutl, who hnil stood up before,
Sullivan, Mitchell and Dempsey. i
Corbett defeated In lupld succession
Capt. James Daly, In two rounds, Frank
Smith, of Salt I-ake, In thref rounds,
("eoiiu Atkinson, In two lounds, nnd
Frank (Hover, the Chicago heavy-weight.
In two lounds It war niter this that
be fought Chn!uski on the binge
III HUCOMICS A BOXINI! IN
KTiircTOU. Corbett got the decl'-tnn m a foui -round
lontest with Joe MiAidllfe. iinl then ai
epll the position of boxing lusttin'tor
of the Olympic Club. While connected
with thu Club In lhat capacity. Corbett
showed that he was superior to a dozen
well-known boxers, who thought the)
could knock out the young Instiuctni
In Febu.ary, ISS0, Corbett went to New
Orleans and iiriunged u meeting with
Jake Klliuln, vvhlih came ofr nil Feb 17.
HtSil. Thf contest lasted sK lounds.
nnd Corbett got the decision nnd the
pill -i'. While In New (Irleiin- fotbell
iqel l'hll Dwyer. who was nfterwunls n
good friend to htm
Corbett came Ham and foiml't Dniii
Inlck Mct'uffriv fmr rounds roi p 'lilts
In the I 'If 111 vnui. Casino. Hrooi.l.n
Cotbult hud It nil his own vmi), nnd
won iiinid the plaudits of .l.um) spii in
tor.s Ills iiei Impoiliiiil lUhl was
with l'eter .Imksoii In San FiaiK'sm
After lty-one iniiiids thu ",'it i m
dii-larel to be no rumen! A (lei that
Colbftt tiled to M't oil II 111. ill h will)
Cli.irle) Mitchell In MadNoii Squate Uni
deu for the gale retelpls The polli'e
tbientiiieil to stop the light, and the
liwitili was ili dared i.tT.
HIS 1'KJHT WITH SI'LLIVN
Tin II nunc the git.n Unlit with Sulli
van In New I Meant, on Sept 7. PiU.' for
I tit win i" i i hainploiichlii As all the
woi'il know Corli-tt whlpp'-l the gnat
.lulm I, with eas tn t rn nt -one loiin .
While I Ilin ll'bt was In pKiuress Mis
t'lirlifl' til- iii:l'ts f piitl wife, w Iiiiii'
he n. an. e.l Int. s Is.-i. ...it In the ..ill. .
of The W'oild" and bend the lelinti
from the iIiiksIIi as i)u win- tl. Led
uut ovet n spei'lal win
I'lie Itilllslnr llu Heeu I ji . ; n 1 1 1 -. t
Musi of tlio "C.IIUll I 'Hi-."
Cluiility Mitchell was hum In lllinilng
ham. I'iikI.iuh. ol lilh pare. il. lliln,
iv.o veal!1 iigo lie tally look lo boxing,
ai .1 iipp alt'd In a lUlllili"! ol tne siualli i
lul lirlil!IH In iiinl ueur I.l'lil' .i Ills
IU.-.1 lUhl with lad l.ti'ickli s v us villi
Hob Ciiiiiiiughaiu ut liliinlug' am Jan.
II, lv". for utilv $.' a side. v. hbh le w an
111 lift) minutes
He defeated C. Snilthen with the bate
knin kles at Wolv, rhiimploii Nov ii
Kin, for $50 n si le, winning In sev.nteeu
Ills mxt light of consequence was In
the same year at London, when be
fought a thlrt) -minute draw with the
gloves fur n I'Ui.se, with Hill Kenuey,
then th" light weight champion
Nut be met ll.illv ?r.i. tin- "Hl.u '. "
r 'in wt'lKhed 1 1 to Mlti hell's I ' ni.i'i,ls
Ihli 1.' 1 1 lo was wll'i the 'bill's.' and
iii uticd at Munelie-t"i Mln h"ll wuii
,i m ' I'niiid, IiihIIusT eh veil .niinitis
In I'cbruury, Ikvl, lie il.fiateil Car-dntf.
ine "MelaPtti Ctlant," In four iihim's
I'ollov lug lha he de'eited Tom Tu'l.v In
it sK-ioiinl contest. June 11 l'. at the
Am el rim' He fought link l'Uiki f"
$ n) a sdo vv(n bare TtpiiLklts. 'i I . n-f
eree declated It a drnw after one hour
Hiid seventeen mbiu"
In li$2 Hleliutd K l-'o sunt Hill, Mad
den to Hngland foi a man to whip Hull!
vnn. AJItcliell ws Meleci from a num.
her of competitors H made n lour of
Cngland and met "Tug" Wilson and Alt
Oreenlleld Ills first bntlle In tills coun
try was with Mike Cleary In New Yoik.
Mlti lull defeated Cleary 111 the third
Then I'limc his memorable contest with
Sullivan In M idlsou Squnic Cirdeu,
March 14 Cunt Williams stopped the
light In the tliltd iiiund when Mitchell
was nt SulIlvau'R mercy.
MltcheH's net Important fight was
with Sheiirr, tlu l'riisMliin, Oct. 2
Mureb 20, IkSt, lie defeated Joe Den
llllll, Man b ill be fought Kllruln,
June ;;i he was to meet Sullivan ngnln,
lull John wus ton drunk to appear. Oct.
13 Mitchell fought four rounds with
Domltilck McCaffrey ill Madison Square
(liinlrn, McCiffiey was declared the
winner .Mitchell next stnrred Jack
Iturke four iiinniLs at the (lermanl i As
sembl.v It.i.mis. ii ml llurke came very
near whipping him. They met again
Nov. 21. and the police only allowed tlilee
light i inn Is.
At Toronto, Feb 2.1. 1 SS5. Mitchell tic
felled John F. Seholes, the champion
In uvy-w eight of Canada, In four rounds
on points by a score of nine points.
After tint he went to San Franc.sco to
light Mike Cleary. He w.i.s met by a
pr.icisil.iu headed b) a bund of music
nnd was drawn In u baruuche by six
I While In Hnriy Mn.vnard's sporting
I hnu-t he and Duncan Itoss. the Scoteh
1 athlete, g"t Into a dispute, and Mltclud
knocked Boss neross the room mid out
n nil one I'I iw ThU was April :'.u.
, May 2.! Mllehell met Mike Cle..iy In
.four i.niiids nt the I'avillon. .Mitchell
had in .it ly nil the best ot it, fouhht
Clrirv giigrv and w i whipping htm
f list i the tout lb loiind when the police
luti i fuel and the rcfeicii dt-cl It I thu
b.ntle a iIi.il-,
l H.'iniT D, chleigj, June 2'J,
.Mitchell I. night a flx-iiiuiiil draw with
I .hn k Huil.t. M.i:. is. 1551. Miuhcil met
I. lack Iluike (rn tin. thlld time at Hat-
teiy l. ciiiimhh .Mitchell had a de-
illuil advantage nt the end of the tenth
loiind, but the I eli lee decided II .1 dlaw.
l'.lti Ciitlin .Hid Jack lieinpsey
w..e nut. -hid tu light live lounds in
.Mliiui-apolls on .Inn" II, but It fell
tin nigh, .mil .Mitchell link ienp.ie)'s
pin... They foiiyhl live loiind.-. nil of
, wu'iti ueloiifl lo MlUlull, v.h.i did nil
I tin- llBhtliiti, Caidliil living lunii'iit tu
clinch 'Hi- i mitt:. liuAivei. was de-
i iiiitJ a .li.i..
An nlgli -i. 'im I iiiiiliii w.i-. next ur-
'iiumil 1'ii.ti u Ml i I, ell and Sollivmi.
. nn I was i,i h.tvc l.ita.i pla a. i'i" N"W
V uk I'ul.i Oii.iin.N .la!) ". leu Major
iiaie l eli is. a lo gtanl a lUeiiae, tni.l it
1,11 thioiinh .Vllt.hill ..mid nlv packul
up, and lo Ihe siupiisi' d I'viivhsly
sailed fur Knulaiid on the (liruuinlc,
Jul) I.". p
Slnuilv nfiti Id- a nival lie married u
iliuhter ol "I't.ii)" Mooi.'. aid now
liiii lour cull. ii en. one bo mid tin-"
Ull t- Mil. hell I. (III!. el lo till lOllllll)
'lll '. '. 1M7. nnd lonne.l a boxing pl.t I
li ikIiip wllh lak" Kill .tin. Hilly Miul-
ili II lllllllugt'l Hie it'l.HMU), llllt 'o! dls
.lltii llll.illv .ili'l dl Milled mil Til.)
Ill nle 11 loill' of lhe West, but Well- olllv
Jul) in ilin In. I fi'twbt "lie. Ill) ' c,.,i
llhl"l VVll'l fill .1111.' glllV'S .11 C'e.e
land II w.i- a l.ot light, but liall n,h
was overraati hcil, hiuT lli ibc-WInn was
giv.n to Miihell Mil. I.. II imi Ulli.nn
had f.neweil 1 eo -His In Nv. Votk and
tills city, but the..' who but poor!) at-
V tided. The 1 air then sailed tor Liik
land, when Mliihell mule the man h
between Kllialu and Jem Smith. 11111!
sicoii'Uil blm In the "quen" H;-round
Nov. EH, IW, he in nle the inilrli vrllli
SuMlvnu foiimit In Chiintill). France.
.Man h 10. lv. It w.ib in this tight that
John I.'ii lienit wuk ncarl) biokeu bs
eiiuse of bis limblltly to knock Mitchell
on; Th" iltibt luted Hires hums and
tb, n mlnutis, 11 whn.li time iiiic.,.
11.! 1 i' ni'ii'. weie iiiivhl The light wis
.li el it'll! dlaw
flit the I'lnntlllv tight Mlt.h'dl
gullied nil litn lie i.ilile i.ll.ltiini thimull
.v.i.il .-I ia .ot. .h 1 mil notable 01
i.l. ah vn in i-iu'il mi Tni old iniu
11. no 1 ;-'Vii,i hi I .on Inn. I'm "his he
was trl"l Pi i"fik.".iw II S.'itfloi.s c-iiii-vlet-dn.
1 7 l'J .n d s. rved two nionihs
111 I'emoiivlllo I'rl. u
Slltcliell '"'ii' ' ' ii tl" In Fchruir.
1 !.., will lis 1... U.t Squire" vblngdon
llulrd f 'i' l'e purpose of making e
tiulch with Corbet 1, who i.id defeated
Sulllv-a.i Sept 7. 1R1
"Snulio Milngilou died suddenly In Now
Olleans. March U. I KB. mid Mitchell
returned n l-nsUnd. after fmUng tp
come lo tcrma vvltii Corbett ovlng to the
Interferene.- of the police tfjiH
lleturnlng 1,1 ,. w YiirU Rpt. ID, 1893, .I'Slfl
Mllrhell "uiiieileii in ni.il.ltiB the match VstH
v. Itli Corbett. -f'H
THE MAKIKC OF THE MATCH- ffl
Dcteriiilne.l llnpo'.KIoii Knocked vB
Hut lOurly IMiiiin. cB
Just after James J Corbett surprised f
ever) one hut himself by whipping John '1'B
L. Sullhiin v. I'.ltout seeming to havf ,"H
made any great ciTott, he nnnounccA Vl
that the next man he would meet In the rj
ring would be Chat ley Mitchell. The tijl
Hngllshtnaii cliiliiicd to be equally onx- ,?H
Ions to light the tilumphant Callfornlan, ''SB
against whom he had a personal grudge. tll
il'rum n phnlo. ty Ceorsa 0. Ilockwood.) ?3l
With Squlte Abingdon Halrd as ai -,)'
linker, Mitchell cume to New Y'ork, ar-
living hero In February. 1S01, for the :tB
pin pose, he loudly proclaimed, of ar- ,.i"'B
ranging thu light that would settle the tBH
cliaiuploiishlp uf thu world and effect- :'iB
11. illy slay the war of words that had "cl
been keeping the cable hot since tlie H
day Corbett whipped Sullivan. An effort ''5jjB
was iiusuccessfully made to bar Mitchell '.r
out of the country under the Convict -ViB
luimlgr.illnn law, the pugilist being freah J -B
from .1 lei m served for assault In a, c'tiB
British Jail. ,'
liven when lhe sporting world wpj ;'!tB
1-hocked by the nuuotinccipcnt iif the fsl
di'uih uf Squire Abingdon in Ncvy Or- .?fB
Iciiiis, Mllehell declated he would ttoy ''SH
u ml light. Hu went back to England for .'
11 little time, ufter his backers ilcalli, SJtH
bui'rctuined in September to resume his ?M
interrupted arrangements. 1,'M
A match was quickly arranged, but '-H
Just uh the papers were to be sivned tha "H
New Yutk police Interfered, and It was iskfl
necessary to complete the arrangerncnla 'IM
outside the State. ;
'I nls was the beginning of a conflict liM
with nllli ers of the; law that did not )H
ci.ibi' up to the day set for the fight. 'aH
Mltchdl several times exprensed disgust 'Jfl
with the Interference, and claimed tliero -M
was discrimination against him because iH
of bis natlonullty, while Corbett'n i,H
f 1 lends set up the counter claim that the
I'ligllslimun nan simply blulHng and '))
Would be pleased to have the light pre- vvsfl
Thu llr st loud protest against the tiro- li-M
posed b.ittlu was made, when article iH
were signed to have it take place at i'B
Coney island. Judge Newton, the match- .iB
maker or the Coney Island Athletic ""iBl
Club, made all arrangements for toe hv'B1
tight, nnd the Sherlrr uf KliigB ,County-'-'-iBl
said he did not believe 11 boxing contest 491
vvoillil be ic violation nt the law. 1C oH
looked at one time as if the fight would 'flfl.
take- place there, If Gov. Flower did not 4Bll
Interfere, but public Indignation finally vflfl
forced the Coney Island people to cancel '''.B
the agreement. ifll
The Columbia Athletic Club, of Chlca- rfll
go. at one time claimed that the tight ''Wt
would surely take place in Its club-
house at Boby, Ind., but the Govesnor .oi
of the Stato took uctlon and ho ,. .tig; X
surlalned by the courts, all efforts to -
get the contest were dropped. M.
The Olympic Athletic Club, of New li
Orleans, likewise went to pieces, and for s)
a time It looked as though tha' light 1
would fall thiough for lack of a place 'V;
to liold It .!
Bids were ramie from clubs all over 3,
the country and even from organl- j!
ntlons in Mexico, Cuba nnd Australia, &
but fow of them were genuine, und none T
was particularly Inviting. h,
Finally, the DuviU Athletic Club, ot l
Juclconvllle, Fin., made the prppojltlon s'i
that was accepted. The conditions pro- H
vliled for a tW.Ootl purse by the Club and 5
11 $-i,OJ0 bet a side by thu pugilists them-
selv es. -,.3
The pugilists went Into training early, .'
and both did with apparent faithfulness y
all that could be done to be in llrst-ctasa 'A
Corbett trained at Mayport. a settle- 5
meut close to the mouth of the St. !
John's Itlver, twenty miles south of A
Jacksonville. Five cottages were 00-
cupl"d by the champion nnd Ills friends, . ,2
They weie built by a retired sea captain V.
named Wallace, who also conrtnictert n. $
i-.illro id for his ov,-n use, which novtr
buan. the rnther hlssoupdlng tltlo Jr
of the lacksonvllle, Mayport and Pablo vt
Ballwa). ' ' jg
li vas Capt. W allace'B Intention to "A
ni.iki Mav port a Winter res,ort for North- -Ji;
en tiiiirl.in nnd a Summer homfe for if
i ich .lacksonvllle cltiauns. Somehow the v
Captl'i'.i plana did not pan put. hut the g
liilriad Is sill) there, nr.d sf lire the S
coltai,es It came In handy for Corbett. &
vvn.i can nuthfully ay twit It wrus, a -
lucky day for him when Capt. Wallace 7
sti uck Florida. j;
The ottlcials of the J M. and F. nail- fl
w'.iv, iiutlclpatlng a tremendous rush for fl
M.t) pur. b) followers of pugilism anxious A
to look the ehiimplou over In training, 91
i.i.n'l.l'.l bun with tlie cottager, furnished djBl
t!niiugli..ut. pin In a piano and a billiird SaB
1 ibid nnd In. dt 4 h.iiiuball court G02S 'FBl
ret, licit e ..icily as a mail; of esteem, KflH
1. 11. ni-t t 1 g.'i lhe boit.ig iiVbrlty thtre. iflH
I 1 .el. 11. .11 1.1 th.s ..nil 1 y the dlrectoca IBII
give Co'lil : ihe piHIIee of ."IlllllllOIll.l J J
a -pii ill tr.,'ii at :iui time of diy or
111-I.1 on top of all nils the J M.
mil I'. Ilnllw iy is said to have given HH
iM to the Duval A. C. hecuuiie same
of the m.iu.igt'isi uf that isttUtlon wcro
lnl 1u111e11t.1l in persuading Corbett to go .H
Mlti hell's quarters were nt Anaslasla 'UflJ
Isi mil. This place 's a dienry (ine und '
inn nvitiug tu 1 xtursionlsin. Besides, iiU
vim hell i- nut o'i ehlbltioti, and re- A
fused to appear for admiration, to ivH
wnlle In tiaiu.ug lie was ett uloiic, ' "s
while dub 11 w coiistiintlv lionized, ,
Shuitlv afttr niiHiigenients for the 'U
hgin vvie ma. it- 1'inioib of legal Inter- ijjM
fii-.ue wen Inaid These sjieill) de- ;.)
. 1 a 1 int. 1 dit. nulled opposition by , 111
;,. 'ln 1,11. who went s fur as la skjI
.is lublt II ops In Jlli;k.iO!lVle tV'O riM
iI'ivk lit fine the date set loi the light, W?B
The Oiniiiior sufalucd In the
stand he took by Sheriff Hrmvad, ul- fl4HI
tliu'.ihh bntli oillcials uie said la ha of "fill
spni'ting incllnallons and would probably e'.I
have liked tu see the contest. nfl
This opposition affected lhe gathering j?sfl
of spoiling men at Jacksonville very '
materially, though there- were many who 'm
believed thai Ihe tight would take place Yfl
in spite of ihe interference. A majority am
of the active iltizens of Jacksonville iM
nnd the St ite whs anxious to have the TfBJ
battle come oil. Ibis public opposition to f.M
Ihe iiulhuiltles being piobably due to i'U
ih. iiullt the light orfereil rather than ?JJ
because of lot for tpnltS. IrtBl
it w is esilmiiiisl tliHl the contest flj
im ii'd i'i.iI-i Flntldq a nil i" t r of s milt- TJH
I .1 ."nil's ilchi'i. miM It VH3 Hicutlit iW
Hi ' inllicvt'y, throngli the advertise- J
111..U Flit-Has cllnihte vioul'l lecJlviT. 'jfl
1' lesult would he of Incalculable mone- .frai
tstc value. tB1
i!ilboils. ss'iuon-keepers dry-jroodi xfll
ieii hotel proprietoti testnurateuri '. JM
ae I lni-1 invners mil tWIr names down .,
ii the .ubscrlitlloti list which the Duval rflf
Vthlctlp C!tti tcnt out, unt nearly a vJjb
thousand pinoiis 'had money dlrccily at ;H
itaku upan thu Aiiccees, .of Hie' tight, ;
Mpst of ihem lubscrthed small aiuiu, fpr ,rTai
few1 had Tnonev to Hpari. hc acnadn opt tM
hnvlng opened, but '.'they donated well .' H
umounts as they to J I J, ' ' , ?
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