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No. 18.178. ' WASHINGTON, I). C., MONDAY. JULY 4. 1910 ONE CENT. JO TV7TR TX TPH W liNlNOv _ r - v v ^v? m % 1 u WRANGLE OVER MAW COVERING RING FLOG Jeffries Insists on Having Cc ering Which Has Been in Use. RENf\ .\>v., July 4.?In the meantii nut at the arena the squabble over t I ring fioor continues. Not only has th< t been h continuous dispute between t r*' rival camps over the thickness of t I padding, hut the ground cloth too h I csust I wransllnitr Tba first ek | which wa> put down early Sunday moi . Irg was a white cloth covered with re: and dirt, hut later in the day an allec representative t.f the promoters appeal I cn the scene and pulling up the wh I cloth substituted a pink varnished ca I vas Another change was later ma when f'orbett and Berger motored c with another white covering, and put down in place of the pink one. T! ENORMOUS CRC STAR'S RE Megaphone Man Ent ' Description of G Divided in Its Interest in the light at Reno did i differ in Washington from what it ? in other cities, which the enorirv1 crowd that heard the rounds descrit * by means of a megaphone in front V the Star building will attest. ^ L/mg before the time for the tight" t<? enter the ring had rolled around t lowers of the s|>ort begun to gather the 11th street side of Tiie S'.ar hu!ldh anxious to get some word from Rei and bv the time the announcer had soi information to impart humanity til e\eri foot of available spave within p OF THE I yTk ~ fy^^fjK0MHB^^^WH|HKWBMyjjMBjnMB^Ww|B JACK JOHNSC i| Jeffries' Odds Are Raised to 2 to 1 RRBNO, Nev.. July 4?At 11 o'clock the betting was Jeffries 2 to 1 to -win. At this hour word from the ramps is "ail's well." Both fightu ' ers are cheerful and waiting the "m moment when they will start for the battle ground. again gave way before lo o'clock to t i other of pink hue w hich is said to he ! color favored by the negro champion, me j "Jeff will not fight on that ring p! lie j Hirm III lt?> JHtBTiH lUHUiliVll, ^<uu *re j manager. Sam Berger. this morning. "'1 he [ canvas is stretched so that it is diffic he j to move around on it. I'nless we ht ihs ! another platform floor Jeffries will i >th | tight." *n- It is Rerger's intention to have sin floor padding and canvas used to eo ed tlie platform in the respective train ed camps of Johnson and Jeffries broui ite to the arena, stretched over the r m_ surface and tested by the fighters or tli de ' representatives. According to Rer ! either one of these will be used, Jeffi "f* j preferring to accept the Johnson ri it 'ather than the one that has been offe his | by the promoters. DWD HEARS TURNS OF FIGH' ? I ertains Thousands Wil . . 1 /n ? treat cattle ? t-rowd Choice of V ictpr. Mt j block of The Star butMlnu There i a^ J peared to be as mane followers of J us J tries as ot Johnson, and tln\ slightest i ed | vantage that either gaimd asfevery mo of ment was described was lustily cliee bv the partisan crowd. Bui it was pj.j, well behaved gathering. Ever* one ca . intent on learning the latest Vows fr the scat of battle, and there was noth on rnore that, friendly exchanges If opln ng. as to the outcome. !? is <: uestlonahle whether tliere I ever been an u? < as on wlien intwrst it pugilistic contest has been as sareat 11 ii the one widen was decided iai K< a this afternoon. # I f Ti?i '* * SOI 3IG FIGHT. Em?' >* * . **? "*? ..'.> *-' ~ >?'|y1w3UML / . q >N. :nnr I FIGHTERS ARE FIT Prediction Made That Jeffries Would Be Slow to Get Go an-1 infl at Top Speed. the I j at- I RENO, July 4.?The following is the his | statement to the sheriff by the two physirhe j clans who were selected to examine the, ult fighters in conformity with the law reguive : latiug prize fights: Charles Ferrell, Sheriff not I Washoe county: I "As requested by you, we have this the; day examined James J. Jeffries and J. A.I vei l Johnson, principals in today's prize fight,1 Ireland find both men in perfect physical ?ht i condition.' ln? ' "The first round or two will be a disapie)1. pointment," said Jeffries' physician, after declaring that Jeffries was in a condition "es to go ten rounds or the limit, nat "The first bulletins may be a surprise j because of Jeffries' poor showing. Tins will not be due to lack of condition or speed, however, but because he is a slow ? starter. Johnson may make him look had by blocking his early punches But wait until Jeffries warms up before forming a decided opinion. "Johnson will not be able to tire Jef f ruiu fklll a < t hp riAffrn's frlonHu ho %re r claimed. Jeffries will be able to keep away from lilm if he wants to. You wouldn't go behind a mule if you could go in front of him, would you?" Jj . CASE OF CHICAGO "DRUNKS." Diversity of Opinion as to the Duties of the Police. CHICAGO, July 4.?When Alderman Dever, chairman of the council committee on judiciary, arisen tomorrow night and says to the city council. "Gentlemen, 1 desire to cgll up for passage the comap mittee report which requires all police ef- officers to take drunks home," a lively ad- time is promised. ve- Aide/man Cermak said yesterday that , lie will offer an amendment providing ie that instead of men being taken home ' a while intoxicated, they be given a joy me ride through the park system until they om are "absolutely sober." ins *! am with Cermak," sgld Alderman ion Hauler. "For the life of me I can't figure rfut why any one should want to send fat- a drunken husband to his wife. Seems to t a me. In order to keep down divorces, the as. city ought to provide sobriety station!, no and get the men sober before taking them home."* _ ? asfcU. o I RENO, Nev. I ringside?Jack ! winner in the Jim Jeffries. 4 .4 4 ^ . trick in the Ibt Jordan cleared the ring of photos raphers at 2:40. The men then donne the gloves. 2:45 p.m.?They came up. i Round One. Jeff walked in and feinted, hot smiled and Johnson gave ground. John i son led a straight left and lande lightly on Jeff's face. They were cau tioned and clinched. Johnson shove 'Jeff away. Jeff hooked a left to th i neck, and in the clinch sent a righ to the body. Johnson responded with light left and they stood breast t breast trying for blows. As they brok Jeff sent a left to Johnson's neck. Johnson responded with a left and con tinued to stand breast to breast tryini for short Inside blows. As they brok Jeff sent a left to Johnson's neck am the negro stepped in, but missed. Time. The gong rang when they clinched. Th fighting was tame and as they turned t : their corners. Jeff slapped Jack on th ! shoulder and smiled. Round Two. ' They held together and were willing t i give each. Jeffries sent a right to th j ribs and took a left on the face at clos quarters. Jeff crouched and waited fo Johnson, but he was not willing. They came together without a blot and Johnson tried his uppercut, bu missed. ! Jeff put his right on Jack's shoulder and pushed him when they broke. Jac shot his left hard to the face of Jel and missed it again. There was a lo of wrestling and not much fightinj The gong rang without a good blot having been struck. Round Three. "Take <i easy, Jeff," said Corbett, a they walked to the center. Jeff smile and led for the head with a left, bu missed. Johnson hooked a stiff left to th body and right to the head, but neithe | blow was hard. T-hey shoved .and. puahe each other about the ring. Jeff hooked j left to the body and got under Johnson' i right. Jeff stood breast to Veast, an' * U J ? **<4 ?? a ? A W/tt<4 A ? ] m ? . llic) nciu aiiu a 11\j > ru auuui iwr i 111^. ' Johnson sent two left jabs to th face and tried his right for the chir but missed the latter. Jeff smiled at th left blows and continued to bore In I It was simply a wrestling bout thus fai Jeff kept walking on cklmly. but rr.isse a left body biow. Jack blocking them per fectly. Jeff did not seem to breath j hard, but Johnson appeared nervous, a i he was rubbed down. Round Four. j Jeff took his crouching position agaii and walked in. He missed and the came together in a lock. Johnson trie' his right for the chin, but missed, an' i they began an exchange of talk. "Don't rush, Jim; don't you hear wha I'm telling you," said Johnson as Jel florced him back and they came to ; ! clinch. Jeff put a left to the face an' started the blood from Johnson's lij The crowd yelled "First blood for Jeff, but Johnson smiled. Jeff's round. Round Five. Jeff walked straight out to Jack an< tried to land his left. They both sparre< carefully and Jeff's left for the body wa . blocked. In the clinch that followed Jef j shoved Jack back easily. When the; broke Jack swung his left for the body ; but missed. Johnson shot an uppereu and cut Jeff's lip slightly. As they brok Jack landed a left to the face and Jef i came right back with a left on the body i Johnson held Jeff's arms, and as the; I broke Jack again tried to uppercut. Hi ' missed, but stung Jeff on the face witl . a left. "Go on. Jeff." shouted Corbett I "that left is a joke." Jeff stepped in and shot a straight lef to the black's head and the crow< i cheered. The gong found them in ; | clinch. The pace was slow up to thi: 1 time, with no damage to either man. Bound Six. Again Jeff crouched. They steppe< around each other, Johnson trying to sent in stiff lefts to the jaw. One cut Jeff'i cheek a bit. Again they lolled in eacl other's embrace, but neither was willinj to take a chance. Jeff rushed, but misse* a left for the body and took a left on thi j chest in return. Johnson kept up i I running flow of talk to Jeff when the; 1 came to a clinch, but Jeff calmly chewei gum and waded in. He missed Jack with a left and tool a left and a right on the head. Jacl got a left on the face. Jack dose* Jeff's right eye. Jack missed twi rights. Jeff's nose was bleeding whei the gong sounded. When Jeff took his seat his second Knee tr i t h h i w Hut Ipff nvuiirm fa?VTW J " * V? ? ^ I *"? V " v ? V them that it was all right and they onl; sponged his face. Johnson's round. Bound Seven. Jeff walked right in, but before h? had a chance Jack led with right and lefi and missed. Jeff's eye was badly swoller and he rubbed it with his glove. H? feinted and tried to draw Johnson on, bul the negro declined to come in. Jefl stepped in with a left for the body, bul missed it and took a left on the head. JefT hooked a left to the head ant Johnson laughed loudly. Jeff got a lef on the face twice at close range. Jef butted his way into another clinch, bu' failed to land. He drew Jack's lead anc shot a left to the face. Jack's lips bled In a close quarter mix Jack sent his lefi to the face twice and Jim's lip bled. Thii round was somewhat faster. Bound Eight. "Come, on, Jeff." said Jack as thej faced each other. Jeff came on and gm a left in the face. He missed Jack't VI> , July 4.?At the Johnson is the great fight with He turned the. h round. body with a left and took two lefts on d the face "Hello, Jimmy." said Jack to Corbett as he leaned on Jeff. "Did you see that one?" Jeff walked into a left to the face and attain they mauled each other without damage at li close range. "Come on, break." said Jeff i- as Jack held his gloves. Rlckard did not d touch the men, but allowed them to take - their time. d Jim missed twice with his left and took e a left on the face. Jack tried several it times to put his right through, but failed a to connect. 0 Jeff shoved Jack about seemingly e with ease. The gong found them locked. Johnsons blows up to now had . been snappier and cleaner, but outside ? of a bruised eye Jeff was not hurt. e Bound Nine. 1 Jeff walked into a left to the chest. e "Make him tight, Jim." yelled Corhett. "Never mind, just wait," responded Johnson. Johnson walked in and tried a left e for the body. Jeffries got inside of it and put his head against JacK's chest and shoved the black fellow back to the ropes. " Jeff took it all in calmly and seemed to e be waiting the opportunity. Jack failed e for the head. He stepped in quickly and r shot a left hard for the body, but Jeff's glove was there first. Jeff walked into v j two left jabs on the face that did no lt I damage. He swung his left arm around ' Jack's neck as they came together. s K Bound Ten. ^ They came up quickly. Jack shot a left 1 to the face, but Jeff brushed it away > and responded with a left to the body. v Jack again missed a lightning right for the jaw and they hauled about the ring in a clinch. Jeff put his shoulder against Johnson's body and shoVed him back. At S ranffft Tnhncf?n a laf t ttntmr. d j cut to the mouth and as they broke 11 missed a right for the jaw. Jeff got e under a left lead and seemed to want r to wear Jack out by bearing down his d -w^iiht-sunL.shoylpg hina about.. ? a Jeff struck two lefts to Jack's face, and s he got one of the same in return. Johnd son took two lefts in the face when they broke. Johnson stepped in quickly and e shot a left to the body just as the gong i. rang. e Jeff appeared to he fresh as lie waited the gong and watched Jack. Johnson ' was also fresh, but appeared less at ease ' as he frowned across the ling at Jeff, d , OPPOSES FIGHT PICTURES. e g Maj. Sylvester Will Do His Utmost to Prevent Exhibition Here. Police Chief Sylvester announced this 11 afternoon that he would do all in his y power to prevent the exhibition of the moving pictures of the Jeffries-Johnson d fight in the National Capital. He is looking up the law to see what legal steps 1 can be taken to prevent such exhibitions; T and if nothing else is possible, will reca ommend that the Commissioners revoke d the licenses of the plares which put the > pictures on their screens. The chief of police says that "deplorable" results follow such exhibitions. He classes such pictures with pictures of holdup? and highway robberies, and he intends to work to put a ban on all such 1 shows. I BAIN DELAYS THE EVENTS t r CANOE RACES TAKE PLACE ON ; THE TIDAL BASIN. B ' Speedway ThrongedWith Spectators. ( One of the Crews Capsizes, Picki ed IJp by Police Launch. ' ________ s The eighth annual regatta of the Inter- j club Canoe Association, which took place on the tidal basin this afternoon, was J j pulled off under difficulties, but the sport j was good. The races were due to take s place at 3 o'clock, but a heavy thunder1 storm which broke over the river delayed _-? 1- ? * -* ' j moiicis uiiiii iirmiy ? u iuh'k, ana Kepi ^ the attendance small. e At one time the suggestion that the races be postponed was seriously con1 sidered, but after a conference between y Adrian Sizer and Commissioner Rudolph rj it was decided to run off the races. The tidal basin . offered a splendid course for the races and the water was k almost as smooth as a mill pond. The It speedway, which runs close to the wart ter, was lined with automobiles, and the U. S. Engineer band played during the afternoon near the finish line of the races. The races were all for one-third of a s mile. ^ The first race was for novice singles, and was won by H. R. Heidenreioh: second, C. W. Wagner; third. Paul Dean. The second race, for novice doubles, was won by C. M. Davidson and Frank ' Watson; second, A. H. Ebeling and K. ' Edmunds. Crew Spilled Overboard. One of the crews capsized when about half way down the course, but both men | were in bathing suits and sustained only a wetting. They were quickly picked up by the police launch. The third race, for association championship singles, was won by A. F. Lucas; second. Ralph W. Howell; third. Reginald Rutherford. It was a beautiful race, and Lucas won out only after a hard fight. The officers of the Inter-Club Canoe Association, in charge, are: Commodore, Adrian Sizer; vice commodore, Edwin B. Finch; rear commodore, C. C. Perkins; treasurer, D. L. Masterson; secretary. W. F. Summy; librarian-custodian, \V. C. Sullivan; financial secretary, W. Frank Medbury; purser, George Hutchison. Executive committee?Alfred B. Dent, E. B. . Finch, George Hutchison, A. P. Hastings, D. L. Masterson, W. F. Medbury, A. M. ' Nevius. W. F. Summy, W. C. Sullivan i and Adrian Sizer.? ^ BSS THE CO 11 ^ vr fl KoflS! STAND SECRETARY KNOX DENIES REQUEST OF COSTA RICA. Says Subject Was Thoroughly Discussed When Convention Was Agreed On. Secretary Knox ha? notified the government of Costa Rica that he cannot consent consistently *to any modification of the protocol recently signed in this oity, providing for the arbitration by the umei justice 01 me i nnea siai.es Supreme Court- of the controversy ovei the boundary line between Costa Rica and Panama. In a letter of instructions to the United States charge at San Jose on the subject. Secretary Knox says: "The Department of State has carefully considered the reasoning so ably presented by the note of the minister for foreign affairs of June 16, and has reexamined the documents on hie on toe subject. The formula in quotation was discussed most thoroughly during the negotiations recently conducted through j the mediation of the United States, was ' agreed upon by all parties participating, and was caretuily framed so as not to affect adversely the proper scope of the ; arbitration. I "The government of the United States finding itself unable to arrive at a conclusion different trom the conviction then so deliberately reached is constrained to reiterate in tne most friendly spirit the conviction that tne best interests of Costa Rica require that the protocol be nnt i-ennened for amendment and for the same reason the government of the United States regrets that it could not feel justified in co-operating to such purposes." FIVE DIE IN WATEE. Sunday Drowning Accidents in the Vicinity of Manhattan. NEW YORK. July 4.?Five deaths from drowning occurred in the vicinity of Manhattan yesterday. While ^swimming in the North river a young Greek waiter was drowned. Another lost his life by the capsizing of a boat in which a party of five were seeking to escape from the heat of the city. Three bathers were drowned at as many different points in the waters bordering on Queens. 'NQUERED F REffluSgK M|BV|^^SbI fc6Pv.^a^^h ? - .-irv-.v >> H - I i *** SBB>3 * ->' > JIM JEFFRIES 1 ~~ GAMES ARE ENJOYED. Boys and Girls Take Part in Mc Devitt's Field Events. The afternoon games for bovs and girl in connection with the celebration of in dependence day by the citizens of Bloom ingdale and Ivekington on McDevitt'i field. Rhode Island and Lincoln avenue: northeast, started at 3:3" o'clock titi: afternoon. Tlie base ball game bet wee: the St. Martin and Manhattan teams vva: postponed on account of the muddy con dition of the lieid. The events resulted as follows: Twenty-five-yard dash, for children un der (i years?Won by Leo Mel.eod; s.;c : ond, W. H. Montgomery; third. Theres; i Rhodes. . 35-vard dash, for children under tei years?Won by Walter Bairtl; second, J ! Grady: third. Fred Brennan. ' 50-yard dash, for boys under twelve ' years?Won l>y Herbert Jones; second I Theodore Volltcn. , 80-yard dash, for boys under sixte-1 years?Won by D. Murphy: second. Pi 1 Moore; third, J. Walters. .V>-yard dash, for girls?Won by Meier Barclay; second, Ruth Broadbent; third Mildred Healy. Throwing base hall, for girls?Won b\ Louise Zimmerli, 131 feet; second, Mar' j garet Langston. Mi feet 4 inches; third : j Irene C. Carno. 86 feet. , ' T11(r.Af-nra r fnr mon \\*r?n Yw l-ilnnm . ingdale. F. Hardie. H. Albaugh. F. Clari land C. Dampier; second. Kckington. Tug-of-war for juniors?Won l?y Blojn dale. M. Brooks. T. Smith. L.. Lew. T. E .Rhodes and C. Feeny; second, Eckington Hurt by Overturning Automobile While being instructed how to operate an .automobile this afternoon, Mrs. Webb of 16K5 Girard street was slightly in. jured when the vehicle overturned. Mrs. Webb was at the wheel as the auto [ sped along Belt road near Wisconsin avenue, and was receiving lessons from her chauffeur when the accident happened. She was taken to tleorgctown University Hospital. The instructor was not hurt. Policeman Turns Fireman. Crossing Policeman Kraemer, stationed at 14th and G streets horthwest, played the jvart of fire lighter this afternoon when the awning in front of Harriman & Co., bankers, 1->7 G street northwest. was discovered in flames. The damage was about $10. Falls in Park and Breaks Arm. William H. Baldwin, fifty-five years old, of 031 K street was taken to Emergency Hospital this afternoon and treated for a fracture of the right arm. He had accidentally fallen while in the park near iitli and B streets ^ortliwest. ^JGILIo I K IS m. PATIENT j _____ * HOSPITAL ATTENDANT GETS SIX MONTHS* SENTENCE. S * _ s 5 Fhysician Describes Eriital Attack 1 i 5 on Irresponsible Man at St. Elizabeth's. Six month.- iinj.riF ; ment, without a t chance to pet oil" . y payinp a fine, was ti;e sentence impofed today l>y Judpe 1 .Aukam on Walter Hu.t'wf, an attendant at the (luvertmu-nt Ho>ptiii for the In, sane, who kicked and beat Patrick liar lis. , a pat; at. iir. William Hough. ?>a duty at the 1 ! I'.nspi ai, dtserii ?.d the affair in this ! way: i "i was entering 11 ?*- ward yesterday | morning when i raw. Burrows k. k I Burns twice. and then give him a violent blow in the Reek. Excitement Would Be Dangerous. "Burrows had a razor in his hand. I was very much alarmed because, with about ilr.it> < x iiabie patients at hand, >t would have bet u a very danferous thing to stari an> commotion." Burrows said that Patrick Burns would not go toward the ward's bailer sh>>,? n'liek enough o s*. t !iim, so h:> pushed the patient Not liking that, said Burt'ows, Burns turned around and made a pass at him with hi.- fl*'. I>r Hough said ihat he saw the win i. occurrence and was positive that Burns was p rfei tl> doci a and made no attempt to strike the attendant, but was cuffed and kicked mercilessly. Had Forfeited Collateral. Prosecuting' Attorney Ralph (liven told the court that Burrows had deposited fid I collateral, had mrfeiud the same and hail then been brought m on attachment. In explaining this to the court Mr. Given said: "This is not the tirfct ease. There have been other eases wiier help ss imbeciles have been assaulted by attendants, ami almost Invar ably ihey get off by forfeiting collateral." Judge Aukam thereupon imposed the six months' s ittet.ee. Diggs?1 in.'ieista <! that you oneour age your son to p'*a lice on the eoinet? Griggs?Yes. He's only been playing two months, hut to 1 bought the house next door to nie for one-half us value.? Smart Set. I