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SHE MEETS MASTER
< on'inwd from nr«t p«*«-.
Thile hi? physician and other friends
Jumped into The ring. "Stop it!" they
cri«»ri. "Don't put th«» old fellow out!"
Sam Berber, Jeffries manager, ran
along the ring calling to Bob Armstrong:
"Bring that towel— you know what 1
mean— don't let him get hit."
From Johnsons corner hi? seconds
wore calling^ to him t> quit. Then the
refer** stopped the timekeeper and it
sma all over.
Foothing liquids were applied to the
fallen champion's bruised face, but his
heart was 'thing; that could not be
reached. as soon ?? lie regained his
£ ,,fe of peraoaa and of the rapid tire
events that had pusher him into oblivion
hW took his bead! in his bands and
••] am not a good fighter any longer. I
couldn't com* back, boys: I couldn't
crrn« back. Ask Johnson if he will give
me Ms gloves."
.-or 1 ., it and Choynski. Brother Sack
ai:d the others were ready to cry, but
they tried to cheer the defeated man.
"It's all off with you. Jim." said Cor
i-r:t. -but you did the beat you could." I
"Ch^er up: we'll fro fishing to-morrow."
Prank Gotch. the wrestling cham-
T 'ln an instant after th* crowd realized
that the flsht was over the ring asaa
Eiampedcd by a wild throng. The short
end betting men were hilarious, but in
the great mass of the spectators there
,->,< a feeline of personal ham Hope had
lived in thousands of breasts until the
last minute, and new their idol had
rresßsakai and this negro stood peerless.
They could not help but admire him, and
there was little animosity shown. For
the moM part the thousands were silent,
Juet readjusting things in their minds.
Hundreds swallow^ the bitter pill at
heavy financial loss.
When Jeffries was led back to his cor
ner by Corbett. Berber and Jack Jeffries
h« va= Mil! dazed. Johnson stood in the
centre of the. ring and received the con
gratulations of JJilly Pelaney and his
cth*r seconds. As? he talked to Delaney
he was breathing in normal fashion. He
lias not hurt in any way. Sig. Hart
paid to the champion: "Oo over and
shak*» handE with the poor old fellow.
"No. I don't owe him anything now."
Lj.ter he »ent to Jeffries's corner. !>ut
|ka Corbett and Jack O'Brien waved
away When he returned to
>n i orner the crowd in the rine
•»ap so aeaae that the police had to beat
th»TT! hack The first ihhti to .ongratu
ls-« haw after that S«s John L. Sulli
Jeffrie? was attended by his physician.
He sal shaking his head sadly for a few
minutes, and then was led to his dress
ing room. Boon afterward be was taken
to his camp at M«»ana Springs.
A? soon as the men left the ring the
crowd bejran the destruction of the
arena. The ropes were cut into bits, the
canvas ripped up and snipped into small
pieces, sad even the staples that heM
the canvas were pried out and carried
away as souvenirs.
■ Fighters Meet in Ring.
l/it"f- enthusiasm was shown for any
thing before the fight until Jack John
son and his crew were gees stringing
down the lisle. Then the crowd stood
tip and cheered. . .- much from pent up
excitement as anything; else. Men
bre<ith«»d deep and lifted their eyes in
thankfulness to the amphitheatre of
'^rown hills that surrounded this pit in
Th* desfil and the blue bowl of the sky
j-hutTing ■it the rest of the world.
This *vac i'l ls > o'clock, an boor after
thf scheduled time for the fight. Four
minutes later Jeffries loomed out of the
crowd on the other side of the arena and
thru the cheering broke loose again.
The ring was quickly crowded with
trainers and seconds. Jeffries laughed
as he passed turouirh the ropes and
Jumped up and down on the platform
for a moment, satisfying himself that it
was strong enough. He wore his old
-oft rap and tin old suit of clothes and
chewed gum, Johnson wore a bathrobe
with violet lining.
Tier- walked up to Johnson and
asked him to toss for corners.
"Ta any oornor you want." said
Johnson. "It's all the same to me."
r:-'^. ■ •<>r, the southwest earner and
gravr Johnson the northeast. This placed
thf sun in Johnson's eye*.
Behind the fighters as 1 1. •- bandages
-•■ r» being fastened stood pupil and
master, <"oji>«'tt and Billy Pelaney. The
veteran l>«lan*»y made the match of
kttntr interest to the sporting men. He
was in Johnson's corner as an open ene
my of Joffrie.«.
Del^ney picked up Jeffries at Carson
City when Corbet; and K.izsiiiimons
foupht and made him ■ great, fighter. At
that time Delaney was Corbett's trainer
and jnanasr^r. and later acted for years
In the samp capacity for Jeffries. A
quarrel made this situation possible.
Men Get Down to Fighting.
With no preliminary handshaking or
picture posing the men faced each other
at ,-:4r« o'clock- Johnson wore blue
ti?h:s and an American flag as his belt.
Th*-!. was h sign of involuntary admira
ti«m its his naked body Flood in the
v.hite sunlight. Jeffries in his purple
trunks stood out as a hairy giant— some
There was no npea attempt on the
jisrt of j^ffric-.s aad Li* men to frighten
th« wgvt. Tnsy figured he would be
trctiibliug with fear nl the right of the
vhivs monster, and there wore many
rrrif-s of "Cold ■•••■•.. Johnson!" when bis
entrance •: th«» ring an delayed.
An<s vi.f-n the men stood up at last to
Sghi it out, €ach on his own resources,
i\ was plain that th<? n**gro was nervous^
"X'Uv. you wl'ii get it. you black bow
ard!" yelled Jeff i admirers.
"Don't talk to them. Give them a
eniiare •:•:.. said the majority of the
*nen ix me risagaide
T!:e men smiled at ea I other. j. f ■
fr'.eH feinted, Johnson glided away and
jiity smiled gain. Johnson tried out a
*b,«l£ht left and tapped FesTilts's face.
Thi >' <lijKhed and worked cautiously for
iicdy IjJoivk. but there was little snap In
€i<h<?-, and they were still waltzing when
ti:c- round ended.
"Cut oat the motion pictures." veiled
the crowd. Johns i turned and tapped
Jeffries Ughtly on the shoulder, »tt he
wenl to hit corner, and ssaUad.
At th? opening of the BBfMBd round
J*ftr>» came v;« with his old crouch,
=r j his left arm stucJt o*ut !lk« a ant
licg. This «'M the blow and the atti
tu£c thr.t ... to glory in th
But tfctre \m^ «* chanrc in the negro.
;> had fuuii « .. .-■.•-,, ter
rcr -. the maunUias to be afraid of.
\\ IWKR OK THE BIG FISTIC BATTLE.
JOHN ARTHUR JOHNSON.
"Copyright. Pictorial News Company.)
Some Figures of the Big Fight at Reno
Estimated a r oss receipts on s basis of 16,000 seats, ranging in price
from $10 to $50 $360,000
Estimated profits of "Tex" Rickard and Jack Gleason, tne promot
ers, including a share of moving picture privileges 200,000
Estimated profit of winner, Jack Johnson, including lion's share of
nurse. $70,666: moving picture privilege. $50,000, and music hall
Estimated profrt of loser. Jim Jeffries, including small end of purse,
$50,440; moving picture privilege. $50,000, and music hall contracts 125,000
Estimated cost of putting fight on and training expenses of the
two men 100,000
Estimated cost to each person who saw battle, including average
price of seat ($22 50) 50 to 300
Guarantied purse, of which 60 per cent to the winner and a bonus
to each man of $10,000 121,000
Rounds fought ... 15
Officials — Referee. ''Tex" Rickard. of Nevada: alternate referee. Charles
White, of New York: timekeeper, George F. Harting. of San Francisco; an
nouncer, Billy Jordan, of San Francisco; stakeholder, "Big Tim 1 ' Sullivan,
of New York: betting commissioner, Tom Corbett. of San Francisco.
Hero was a pimple boxer, and in his
heart of hearts Jack Johnson believed he ;
a/as master. Six years ago. when John- ;
son whipped Jack Jeffries, he walked Tip
to Jim. who was in his brother's corner. :
and said: "I can whip you, too."
And this conviction was uppermost in .
aim when the second round began. The j
slight indecision and trembling; of John- ;
eon's mouth and the glint of trouble in I
his ayes were gone. He forced the fight- j
ing. and in a clinch made his first at- j
tempt at his carefully developed right ,
Jeffries took it without flinching. He
tried another, but missed. The men
wrestled, and Johnson showed that he j
was as .strong as Jeffries. '
"All right. Jim; I'll love you if you j
want me to," said Johnson as they j
clinched just after the gong rang. :
Between the whisking of. towels and (
the dashing of' water and. hasty .gargling .
Delaney poured into Johnson's oar his '
words of golden advice. He knew now—
probably knew long before the battle— j
Just how it would end. Did he not know j
every inch of Jim Jeffries's body and the '
limitations of his brain? Each blow j
taught him what hud happened in live j
years at f-as.v life and where the cigar
ettes had sucked power from the once
In the second, third and fourth rounds
Jeffries had his chance if he ever had
one. The tight showed that he could j
not stay long. His friends assert now
that if he had started in with his entire |
force he could have reached Johnson ■
with the sleeping blow, On the other j
hand, men whose opinions are valued on i
these mutters say Johnson could have
beaten Jeffries hi any time in Jeffries's
career, At any rate, Jeffries, passed by ,
Jeffries kept walking in, missing body j
blows and raking face punishment. Up i
to this point, however, the fight was
little more than a wrestling bout The
men refused to break In clinches, and at
limes half a minute pass*.! without a
blow being struck.
Rickard Becomes Disgusted.
At the beginning of the fourth round
Kickard became disgusted with the way
things were going, and when CJorbettj
told Jeffries to take it easy as he started ,
for the centre of the ring the referee
"Quit this motion work. Get busy,
Jeffries assumed his crouch and start- I
ed for Johnson as if he would mow him 1
down with one blow. But the black was
not there. His shadow fell across the j
spot where Jeffries's blow was aimed. !
They came together, and Johnson missed j
for the fourth lime a damaging right up- j
p«-reut. Here he began to try out bis
new blow -a left uppercut, testing: it out '•
Johnson kept up a fire of J<>kea and j
repartee, sometimes with Jeffries, often i
with CorheU and again with sporting i
"He'll kill you, Jar.k," yelled a sport-,
•■ }- man who had bet $10,000 an Jeffrie.-. ;
•Th.,l;- what they all bay." retorted
Johnson, and for answer \\p shot ■
snappy l«'i to JasTi leu's face, and they
came to a <iiiiieh. In ihi* round Jerfri«:&
landed the only bloW that came near j
hurting Jfhu3on. It was a body blow
that made the hlac** v yiee. It **'us the j
enly round in which leSrhM had an ad-*
NI-W-YORr* T)AII,V TRTBTXE. TUESDAY. JULY 5, 1910-
vantage, and in the opening: of the fifth
Johnson came up as good as new. The
pace up to and through this round -was
Blow. Neither man was badly hurt.
"That left was a joke. You big: stiff.
I always knew you were a faker!" shout
ed Corbett as Johnson stung Jeffries in
the face. Jeffries brought cheers at this
point by a left to the head, but a clinch
and the gonK saved further damage.
The tide of battle from this time on
flowed Into the Johnson corner, and De
laney was bopping with glee.
"Go in and finish him." was the advice
whispered to Johnson.
"It's all over for you, Jim," said John
son as he came up. Jeffries laughed and
chewed hi.v gum. In this round Jeffries's
eye was closed and he started in to take
a severe lacing in order to land the
stomach blow which he and his backers
depended upon. Jeffries missed a right
and took a left and a right to the head.
His nose was bleeding when the gong
Corbett walked to the end of the ring
and looked at Johnson. The negro was
smiling and breathing easily. "It's got a
long time to go," lie said to the sporting
men and those who had bet money on the
seven-round end. The fighting in the
seventh was somewhat faster, but at no
time did Jeffries live up to expectations.
His eye was swollen and he rubbed it as
he leaned on the glistening black shoul
der in the clinches. He was beginning to
look more like a wounded buy than a
clever thinking man. As they rushed
each other around Johnson sent in lefts
to the fact- twice at close range. Jeffries
drew a leaf] and put In a left to the face
that covered Johnson's goiden teeth with
blood, but Jack laughed and in a mix-up
sent in two lefts to the face, and Jef
fties's mouth was streaked with blood.
"It looks bad for Jeffries." said the
sports, as a slight indecision in Jeffries's
walk was noticed. "Remember how
much he took from Fitzsimrnons and
then landed," said the hopeful ones.
Jeffries got a left in the face at the
opening of the eighth. "Did you see
that one, Jimmy?" said Johnson to Cor
bett as he leaned over Jeffrit'P's shoulder
and grinned. Johnson's blows became
quicker and harder during this round,
but Jeffries was not badly hurt, only
tiring faster than the spectators re
alized. He leaned forward, his eye fixed
on a vital spot on Johnson's body, try
ing again and again to reach It.. John
son tried to put his uppercut through,
but Jeffries still possessed the quickness
to snap his head out of danger.
"Stand up and fight, you coward!"
yelled Corbett, as Johnson tucked away
a body blow in the ninth.
"Just wait," said Jack. He waited for
a lead, and then put a hard left to the
body, but Jeffries stopped it with his
glove. As the round ended, he hit John
son in the ribs in a way that was not
relished. After this round George little,
Johnson's ex-manager, placed several
hundred dollars at 10 to ■» on Jeffries.
The tenth was ra.ther slow, Jeffries
brushing away the head blows as he
Would brush away files, and trying al
va; for that terrible body punch, .lii
fries also tried to wear down Jack by
his weight in the clinches, But Johnson
did about an equal amount of shoving
and laded in getting in his new left
cut to the face several times. The elev
enth, which is marked &» the final to-
Jeffries Tells Why
He Lost Fight.
Reno. Nev.. Juljr'4—l lost my fl B Ht *»«■
afternoon because I •"«! not l » a * ' *"' *" V .
of youth. I believed in my own heart that
all the mlllll dash was there, but when
I «tar!«-d to execute- the speed anil youth
ful urTT— were lacking The things '
used to do were Impossible For Instance.
I used to. »hoot in a rich! hand body
punch, a fort of short range blow that
never used to fail ■*. Wut when I tried
It 10-<l*y the -nap *»- not there, and it
was only a love tap.
1 suppose most of my trainers »n.I help
ers will »hv that 1 did "<" I»>* •«««
enough. H would not have, made any dii
ference if I had sparred a dozen times
oftener than I did. I -Imply was not
there, and that* all there i* to It.
I guess it's all my own fault. I was
el.in alon* nicely and "vine peacefully
on my alfalfa farm, but when they started
calling for me and mentioning me as "the
white man« hope' I gSMa my pride ot
the better of my *o«d judgment. At that.
I worked lons and hard to condition my
self, and I was fit. so far as strenffth goes,
but the old necessary snap and dash, the
rflhlMli to tear in and crush, were not
Six years n«o the result would hare been
different, hut now— well. I |«M the pub
lic will let me alone after this.
boggan for Jeffries, opened carefully.
Johnson let loo.se and kept his man's
head bobbing constantly. In a clinch
Johnson landed three uppereuts and Jef
fries began to show distress. He was
Plowing" down. A hard right tn the nose
sent the blood spattering.
Here it was that the crowd began to
get a clear idea of what was impending.
One of Jeffrics's friends left the ringside
crying, and the end came four rounds
The crowd waited silently for the
fourteenth and watched hopelessly when
Jeffries walked into a left and then
failed to j?et his own left homr. The
wonderful work of the negro was never
in better evidence than here. He was
"How do you like "em Jim." he asked
of the sober and silent Jeffries. To the
end of the round he continued to give
more of the same stinging- blows.
Johnson opened up his heavy battery
at the beginning of the fatal round. It
seemed no great effort to him to finish
it all. There was only one -side to it.
Less than an hour of lighting had
served to brins to an end the career of
the man hitherto believed invincible, and
had solved the questions that had been
agitating the sporting world since John
son won the championship belt from
JEFF'S CONDITION GOOD
His Physician Says There Is
Nothing Wrong with Him.
Rpp.", Nev.. July 4. -Dr. YV. S. porter.
Jeffries"? physician, made thp following
statement to-night :
• Aside from a badly bruised face, there
fp nothing seriously wrong with Jeffries's
condition after his bout of to-day. The
little cuts about his lip and forehead will
heal to a *>w days, and as sonn as his
discolored right eye sheds the biack and
blue he will never know he had been in a
fight. There is not a mark on hi? body,
his heart artion is n"t affected in the least,
f ; nd except for the soreness in his face he
will feel just as good as ever."
NEGRO WONDERFUL FIGHTER
"Tex" Rickard Place 3 Him Ahead
of All Other Pugilists,
Reno, Nev.. July 4.- "Tex " Rickard, the
referee and chief promoter of the fight,
said after the battla:
"J«iik Johnson Is the most wonderful
fighter that ever pulled nn v glove. H©
won as he pleased from Jeffries, and was
neve*> in danger. I could not help but feel
sorry for the big white man as he fell be
neath th« champion's blows. It was the
most pitlahle sight I ever saw. As a mat
ter of fail, I thought away down in my
heart that Jeffrie* would be th* winner of
"The fight was won nnd lost when
Jeffries went through the first time. This
is official. The other knockout does nm
count. It was this way:
"Jeffrits was brought to his knees, and
as he arose, dazed, Johnson hit him with
a succession of lefts that sent him through
the ropes. As he lay there several of his
seconds caught hold of him and helped
i-.ini 10 his feel. Under the rules of the
game, which I save read thoroughly
while certain persons were saying that T
would not referee a fight, this disqualified
Jeffries, and Johnson was the winner.
"I thought the seconds were going to
carry Jeffries to his corner. Instead they
shoved him into the. ring again, to be
her. ten further, while I was doing all I
could during the confusion to flop the
"Jeffries could not hit .Johnson, and
Johnson CQI4W hit Jeffries whenever !; J
pleased, Jeffries was nut as good as the
last timt- he fought."
BETS FORTUNE ON JOHNSON
Ricks Mortgages Home and Wins
Thousands of Dollars
Reno, July 4. — Ricks, the owikt of the
resort where Johnson trained for the light,
Inid a bet of $14,000 on the colored i'"giHsl
at the prevailing odds at the ringside this
afternoon. Me mortgaged his home to raise
the money. Ricks Is a former cabman of
San Franrisoo. He looked on hacking
Johnson as a great opportunity to dean
up a small fortune.
Johnson Tells Hotv
He Won Fight.
Iteno, Nev., .Inly 4. — 'lurk Jnhnhon said
"I wan from Mr. Jeffries lu-i.ui-.- I out
clas.scd him in «"v«>ry* tirpurlnienl of the
Hi; In i nci same. Ilefort- I entereii the
ring I nil!, certain I would lie the victor.
i never chaaged my niiml at any time."
•'.J.Hrir* lilowh had no strum behind
them, M liow «-ou!d Ik- hope to defeat
me? With the em-ention of a blight nil
on hit lower lip. \*hirh whs really enured
hr an old wound being struck, I nisi un
marked. I heard* people at the rlns
hide remurli about body blown being In-
IMeted upon me. I do nut recall a »in(;l«-
Soaek jn Hie body that rained me any
discomfort. i am *'» ihaaa '•■> battle
again (o-inoiro\v. if it "<•'«• aoeaasaey.
"One thing I must 'give JellrieH credit
for Is the ggSM battle he made, lie . ;inif
hack ut me «ill» the heart of a. true «Kht
er. No man can * >:l > he did not do lii»
"I believe we botli fought fairly. There
aoj nothing between v* whi.ii nat.
rou ii ii. > Joked and I J»Ued him. I
told him I Woew ha «a» » heur. but I
iva«. a gn.illu and would dadosi him
"lor the »r\l few BfSafcS ' -•'all piny
in vaiideville. """" ' *! '"" *" '" m * l "" 1"'1 "'
In <liiuß(» to re»(. 1 ii» •'<<■ Ihmli I
► Imll tijflit for »e»ert»l tiuintlin. l:mmi » I
do not Uih>iv v man ""■• eaokl site, Ma
» good battle. V> attention will he paid
to |ap I.anKfoid* cl?<«l!e!ig;e b.T me. I
('<> nut consider he- could gi»'- me a «cht
that would draw."
THE MAN WHO FAILKP TO' COME BACK."
JAMES J. JEFFRIES..
• Copyright. Pictorial News Company.)
Story of Fight by *Round*f
Johnson Bides His Time and Batters His Rival
Down in Fifteenth Round.
Reno. Nev . July 4 — John Arthur John-
Eon, a Texas negro, th«» eon of an Ameri
can slave, is now the undisputed heavy
weight pugilistic champion of the world
James J. Jeffries, of California, winner
of twenty battles and a man who never
was brought to his knees before by a
blow, passed into history as a broken idol
H» met utter defeat at the hands of the,
George Harting. the official timekeeper,
issued the following formal statement
after the fight:
"Time was called at 2:45. Johnson en
tered the ring at 2.28 and Jeffrie* ontered
four minutes later. The fight lasted fif
teen rounds. The time for the last round
was 2 minutes 27 seconds. The fight wa3
stopped at 3:41. In the fifteenth round there
werf three knockdowns. The first two of
these were each of nine seconds' duration.
The last one rX was eight seconds. Then .Tef
fries's seconds rushed in. and tile referee
gave the decision to Johnson. There is no
doubt that independent of this action Jef
fries would have been counted out."
While they wound surgical bandages
about Jeffriei-'s hands Johnson sat calmly
in his corner, looking around t he arena
and smiling at friends.
Finally, after (lie "celebrities" had been
introduced one after another, the an
nouncer called the men to the middle of
the ring, and while the huge crowd, stilled
for the moment, looked on, shouted: "Let
The story of the fight by rounds fol
ROUND 1 -Jeffries walked in feinting.
Both sparred and Johnson gave ground.
Johnson led a straight left and landed
lightly on his opponent's face. The men
went into a elincli, Johnson shoving Jef
fries away. Jeffries walked in and hooked
a left to the neck and in the clinch sent
a right to the body. Johnson responded
with a left and they continued to stand
breaet to breast, trying for short inside
blows. As they broke away Jeffries sent
a left to Johnson's neck and the negro
stepped in with a left, but missed. The
bell rang when they were in a clinch. The
round was tame and they tunned to their
corners with neither man having an ad
ROUND 2— Jeffries assumed his famous
crouch at the opening of the second
round, but missed his first lead. Johnson
forced the pace, and Jeffries stepped nimbly
away. Jack sent a left to Jeffries's face
and as they clinched ripped in a hard up
percut to the chin. They held together,
neither being willing to give th« other a
chance for a knockout punch. Jeffries
finally sent a right to the ribs and took a
left on the face at close quarters. Jef
fries crouched and waited for Johnson, put
the latter was not willing to face ail ex
change, and they came together without
a blow, Johnson swinging an uppercut that
missed. Jeffries put his right on Jack's
shoulders and pushed him about, but when
they broke Jack shot his left hard to Jef
fries's. face and tried to uppercut, but
misted again. There was a lot of wrestling
and not much fighting. The gong rung
without a good blow having been struck.
ROUND 3— "Take it easy. Jeffries." *aid
Corbett as the men walked to the centre
of the ring for the third round. Jeffrie?
smiled and led for the head with hi* iiit.
I. in missed. Johnson hooked a biiff left to
the body and a right to the head, but
neither blow was hard. They shoved ami
pUHlied each other abaut the ring, and Cor
bet from the ringside kept up a quick
flow of talk to Johnson. Jeffries hooked
a left to tie body and got under Johnson's
right. The fighters stood breast to breast
and they held aad shoved each other about
the ring. Johnson ><ent two lefts to the
facu and his right for the chin, but rnlpgea
tne. last. Jeffries smiled at the blows and
continued to bore in. It was simply a
Wrestling bout thus far. Jeffries kept
walking in calmly, but missed a hard left
to the body, Johnson blocking in clever
fashion. At the bell Jeffries was not draw
ing a long breath, ami Johnson showed
no signs of distress, although htt acted a
bit nervous as lie was nibbe.l down.
ROUND 4— Jeffries took his crouching
position again as they came up sat the
fourth and walked in. He missed and the
nicii came together in a clinch. Johnson
tried Ins right for the chin, but missed, and
they began an exchange of talk instead of
blown. Jeffries PUt a left to the face and
Started the blooij from Johnson's lip. .•*!+.
crowrt yelled "firat blood f«r Jeffries." but
Johnson only smiled. As Jeffries walked in
JcliitfcOii bhot a aiuippy left to his face and
they came to a clinch. Jeffries sent a left
to Jack I face and forced him to the ropes,
.-<«r!d»ns- three h»rd lefts to the hody ijt
close quarters. John lathed out with a
right, but Jeffrie.-, neatly ducked, it, and
the round £hded with what little advantage
there nas resting wfta thf one-time cham
ROUND a — Jeffries walksd straight out
to Johnson and tried to land his left. They
sparred carefully and Jeffries's left for the
body was blocked. In the clinch that to!
lov.-ed Jeffries shoved Jack back easily.
When they broke Johnson 0*909 his left
for the body, but missed. Johnson then
landed his dangerous uppercut and rut
Jeffries (= lip slightly. As they broke Jack
landed a left to the face and Jeffries came
right back with a left on the body. "Go
on. Jeff!" shouted Corbett. "That left Is a
joke." Jeffries stepped In and shot a
straight left to' Jack's head and "the crowd
cheered. Th« gong found them In a clinch.
The pace was slow up to this time, without
damage to either man.
ROUND -Again Jeffries crouched as
the men came up They stepped around
each other. Johnson finally sending in two
stiff lefts to the face. One of limn cut
Jeffries's cheek a bit. Again they lolled in
each other'? embrace, neither willing _to
take a chance. Jeffries rushed, but missed
a left for th« body and took a left en the
chest in return. Johnson kept up a run
ning flow of talk to Jeffries when they
came to a clinch, hut Jeffries calmly
chewed gum and -waded in. He missed
Jack with a left and took a left and rii;ht
on the head. Johnson shot a left to Jef
fries's face and closed Jeffrles's rifht eye.
Jack missed two rights. Jeffries's nose was
bleeding when the gong rang. When Jef
fries took his seat his seconds got busy
with h!s eye. but Jeffries assured them
that It was ail right, an.] they only sponged
his face. It was Johnson's round.
ROUND 7— Jeffries wadsri right in, but
before he had a change to land a blow
Jack led with right and loft, hut missed.
Jeffries's eye was badly swollen and J-.e
rubbed It with his glove. He feinted and
-sparred, trying to draw Johnson on, but
the negro declined to go to close quarters.
Jeffries stepped in witu a left for the body,
but missed it and took a left on the head.
Jeffries hooked a it ft to the head ami
Johnson laughed loudly. TrhMTHji sent in
lefls to the face twice at close range. Jef
fries butted ..is way into a clinch, but failed
to land. He drew Jack's a.l and shot a
left to the face. Jacks lips bled. In close
quarters Jack *,crit his lett to the face twice
aiU Jims lips bled. This round was some
what faster than the others, but neither
man showed any signs of weakening as the
ROUND S-"Come on. Jeff." said Jack, as
they fated earii other in thy eighth round
Jeffries came on and got a left in the face
tor his pains. He then missed Jack's body
with a left, and sot two hard lefts on the
face in exchange. -Hello. Jimmy " said
Johnson to Corbett. as he leaned on
Jeffries; -did you see that one?" "Com*
on. break.- said Jeffries, M Jack hold his
gloves. Jeffries missed twice with his left
and again Johnson landed a clean, snappy
blow to the fa.-c. Jeffries shoved Jack
about with ease, and the gong found them
locked in a clinch. Johnson's blows up to
now had been snappier and cleaner but
outside of ■ bruised •> Jeffries was not
injured and showed no signs of being in
ROUND P -Jeffries stood up and walked
into a It ft to the chest, as they fac^l each
other for the next round. "Make him tight
Jim." yelled rorl,ett. "Never mind. ]«
wait. • responded Johnson. Johnson
walked la and tried a left for the head
but MMm got inside of it «nd put his
ad asainst Jack's chest and shoved the
negro back to the ropes. Jeffrie, took it
all calmly and seemed to be awaiiin- t*e
opportunity for a lead, but while waicin"
walked into two left jabs to the face thai
did no damage,
HOUND M Th, men came up s!.. . for
the tunth round. Jack shot a left to the
face, but Jeffries brushed it away and re-
Bponded with a left to the body. Jack
again missed a lightning right for' the jaw
and they wrestled about the ring In a
clinch. Jeffries Put Ma shoulder agains*
Johnson', body and shoved him back, and
in close raaga Johnson teal • left upper
cut to the mouth. A.s they broke the negro
missed a right for th.- Jaw thai ha-! weight
behind it. Jeffries «ot under a 1.-ft lead
and seemed to want to wear Jack out by
wearing down bla right a ( , •bovlai him
about. Jeffries took two left* on the face
when they broke. He stepped in ni ,| C kiv
and shot a left to the body lm a3 the
gong rang. Jeffries n , n,,,! to h ft fresh
as he sat in his corner. Johnson also was
fresh, but appeared less at ea*.> as he
frowned across the ring at Jeffries
ROUND 11-Th* two rivals walk* up
carefully M , hr pong ynunded, Jeffries
finally trvin his left, only to find it blocked
He took a left on the face three times but
smiled and talked •-> rihmaii In the clinch
They broke- away, and Johnson sent a *Uii
left upptrcut to the' face and a right to the
"HOI IE IN tfl TOWN"
Mrs. Johnson, Singing, Waves"
Son's Picture at Crowd,
ADMIRERS CATCH REFRAIN
Negroes Gather Before H01219
°and Make Welkin Ring
with Old Tune.
Chicago, July 4.~"Graciou3 bm if tUer* ,
isn't poor old Jeffries swsr. To look a: htci I
you would not think he would refuse to
shake hands with my boy."
Mr?. Johnson. Jack's mother, was -phas
ing. She was fifing in her horn» that
Jack's prowess had made possible. .-*!!•
was surrounded by many admiring frt<tn4»
and she was the happiest woman in th*
world, although, she said, deeply orf»nrt*t
because Jeffries, fhe- had been teM, harj re* .
fused to shake BASIS wfth her son wh«a
the fight be^an.
A beggar with his face s-vathe<i in band
ages had gWMSS.d hi 3 way through t!»
crowd asking alms V.'hen he got cleVa
enough to her. Mrs. Johnson saw that fc,
was a white ma.i. and her reference "tj
"poor old Jeffries" was made about uh
dilapidated bessar. Mrs Johnson ta^jei
out a dime and handed it to the raaa,
"I ought not to do this, ' -" you loci
so much like Jeffries mu3t lock that r<rj
probably need even the srympathy of a>
poor old :->iored woman."
Mrs. J >: r.ion had never *> a-- ■ - sa Sj|
belief that her brawny son would &&asfj
Jeffries. A woman living rear M .- Joha«
bsb had =<•> .m; b faMi In the belief of ths .
fighter's mother that she mortgages her.;
household furniture and staked ev? rythte? ?
on Johnson. -:if!3
Mrs. Johns-on Is as game as her rightist
son. On the stage of a theatre largely
patronized by negroes she heard tha re
turns to-day. She was the coolest of ths
hundreds present. A round by round cams
in, every one I ted her with deaf»nki? j
cheers, but she smiled only once and that
was whei the flash came thai her Jack had
won. Ft was a minute before she couli i|
her voice. Then she exclaimed:
"I knew it all the time. Hi sz*A ht'l
bring home the "bacon,* a- th» honey bey.,
has done it."
Then Mrs. Johnson "as lifted en tit.;
shoulders of friends and carried to fc<~t
automobile. T^'hen she arrived horn?, tin,
was carried triumphantly into the hcus«.-.:
Thousands of negToes gathered in from et
"be* abode. They Insisted that Mr 3. Jcta»
sen show herself. She did.
She went up to the second floor and. ca>"
rying a life sized pester picture of h;r 503
Jack, stepped out en the roof Of the frcit
porch. Waving the picture in en; hand and
a bunch of flowers in the other. s>.e r»sau
the song: "There'll Be a Hot Time in tha
Old Town To-night." The immense crc^i
Joined in. The woman stood -waving tij
1 picture and flowers, and sar.g as Ion? tta*
hoarsene3s robbed her of her voice, »<? she
just stood and cried. The tear? strea=«2:,
down her face and half the crowd -r-as
crying with her. Earlier in the day M"*.
Johnson had received her last - ISJSBJsi
from her for; before the *z'n* \*'>fj%
"Don't worry about me," the messes
read. "I Mai srreat. Will win sure. Re
member, the -watch-word Is win and alwnt
it from the housetops
As she was carried into her htniM Ml
the automobile Mrs. Johnson said:
"All the North and a.! the South asv*f
turned out such a hero as he is '•-'-'iav.
You know Jack is a Texas boy. and h» -vss
fighting when he was fifteen years c!d. ssj
you bet he never !er me know abc-jt it, ?-.
I was as surprised as anybody when I
found out he was the best human f.zfctir^'
machine hi the world. There were «ishU|
million people, ae-ainst him to-day, but hs
heat them a!!. If his father had cn!y !!v«!
to see it! It is certainly era"! to fr» ti*
mother of a real hero."
body. H» k-pt Jeffries bobbin? his S«rf
In the next clinch, with three uppercut* to>
the f»<?p in quick succession, and J-ffries
appeared tired. They shoved about. Jef
fries with his head on Jack's shoulder, and
when they finally broke Jack hooked fci3
l«-ft hard to the nose, and the blood "--»rf •
freely. Jeffries appeared glow in conspari-*
son with Johnson. Just before the bet!
Jeffries ri'shed in and sent a left an Hgwjr
to the body, but Johnson was Wag a^aV
end the blows did no damage. The MM 4
was so much in favor of Johnson thai thrs^
who had wagered on Jeffries beSj* to lct^ \
about nervously for a chance to hedge
ROUND 12— Jeffries stepped forward, " sit.
ing for a chance to get in3id« the negro's
impregnable defence, at the opening of tha
twelfth, but Jack simply waited and I ■
drew hack and hooked a left to th* facs.
"Thought you said you ere going to ha? 3
me wild." said Corbett. Jeffries said nora
ins in the clinches, but shoved and butted
in until his h;ad rested on the Mad mans
shoulder, and then tried to rip in ixrfj"*
blows. They were blocked almost befsra^
they were started, however, and the. rre-,
gro v s clever boxing drew a ehe<er from in*
crowd. Jeffries forced his way into clas*
quarters, but got a left on the sore !Tsa»|
for his reward. His nose bled freely, ana.
,as he turned to take his seat at the csrs
he spat out a. mass of blood. .Jeffries ■***
rot worried. appHrently. and looked fress.
Johnson seemed to have more eonrtdenca
and showed scarcely a mark.
ROUND •' — Putting his right jtove be*
fore his face. Jeffries walked into a c!ln--i
without a blow as the men stepped v?-
When they broke Johnson sen: a Itft *»
the body, and a rijht upper it touched
the chin. "Stick there. Jim." shouted Cor-
Lett. Jeffries stack until he was forced j
away. Then he took two lefts and a ri?"rit; |
ujpercut to the face. Leading ultfi *
right to shoulder. Johnson then »*nt W
three hard lefts i-> the face in quick sv 0"^0 "^
cession and a damaging uppercu; to t^»"
face. jiff lisa seemed tired and slow. **
could not solve the negro's- defence, » ni
took all the blows that came his war-
Jack stood back and swung left to t^ 3
face, then calmly clinched. Jeffries con
tinued* to come in in *.pir*» of the p ;!*•**"
ment. The round was all Johnson. C*»
of JflfJriaa's eyes was almost tlose^
"Cover up," «ahi Corbet t between ia *
round: -you will gel him": but the conft*
denes of the Jeffries camp was shaken.
ROUND H— Jeffries walked •tr»fpS
into ■ left a* they came up for the fouf*
teenth. and they nuns; on to each '•''*' '^
a clinch. Jock tapped the big fell** °^
the face twice and blocked Jeffries's * l * .
tempt at close infighting. ahai «i ' cr j. :
ward. Jeffries took three straight 'erf t^
th* face and got in a left to the t* e *<
lightly. "How da you feet. Jim?* &:.<& :.<
Jack as they stood clinched- How >° a
like 'em?" Jeffries was sober ami ■•'•
no response, until Johnscn drove tfcWS
lefts to the face In quick ipcCWtoßi •**
he said: "They don* hurt." "I'll &*
you some more of them now." -*•> Job 2,
son as, ho BjSVS*adaa to send in two 6tin *J :
Ins blows to the jaw that sent th« Msw
back ami caused Jeffries to cover «P
ROUND 15— What turned out to t*
last round opened with th© men ru3 hi5 **
to a clinch following Jeffries'? attempt l *.
land on the faoa Johnson brok» ••*
«nd then rushed in. landing •■« vtelou* '•'*•
nnd a hard right t<> the jaw. which *■•*.»
his opponent reeling to the mat. J*-^.*^
■crarabltd to hi feet, but before h« *f?S
lover up Johnson rushed in with * shol L t j ; \
of blows, and again Jeffries Baea*ufol »\.
length on the BBS for the count of eU- ■ v j
Mncd more he trawled to his feet. t>" l m,
another shower of savage blows. <**
reeling backward, hung limp and S^llsl
over the rope? 1 Jeffrits was not toun '' ;} ?
out. As th« limekeeper's hand mo« fu Sj
and down the towel was brought 'into _, ;
rial from Jeffries'* corner. rilit^r
counted out or not. it probably »'IU ** *
corded as a knockout.