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Richmond planet. [volume] (Richmond, Va.) 1883-1938, February 20, 1909, Image 1

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This picture shows the dunax of the great battle in Australia for the
World's Heavyweight honors. Burns is seen sitting on the floor in a dazed
inn h#?!r?l#?<* rrmriifirm wml*? fn^ Kurlv M^trrr? Tr?hne/-m ttanrlt r/?aHv trt ^-?al
another knockdown blow. The photo was ??^frpy^ just before the police in?
terfered and put a stop to the contest. The photograph also gives an idea of
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at a prize fight. The sale of seats brought in $120,000, by far the greatest
sum ever realized on a contest in the ring. It was a holiday, and the fight was
More About Jack Johnson.?Pane "
Mr. I. J. Miller, \rho formerly coi
ducted the clothing and Kent* fui
nlshlng store at 528 E. Broad, ha
opened up a hanJiome and coi
?tore at 314 E. Broad St. Next doc
to the United Aid Insurance Co. H
moat respectfully Invites his patrol
snd friends to call and inspect h
stock before making purchases els<
where. He has everything fresh as
new. At an auction sale in Jam
ary, which he conducted at his o'
stand, ho managed to uno&d aH?(
his old stock at a great sacrlflce an
tat ?i-.m makAMj ? *. A*?. ,-.?... - - - ?
This is a snapshot of ihe tenth round, when Burns first began to weaken visibly
from the hot pace. The Negro had been following him closely around the
ring, shooting in lefts and rights. Bums is seen backing away along the ropes,
to get out of the corner. This picture gives an idea how Johnson's 6 feet, 2
inches of bone and brawn towered above the 5 feet, 7 inches of the little
This ?rr*ne shows -the men squaring off after shaking hands in the first round.
The alertness of Burns and the cool, calculating frame of mind of Johnson are
plainly evident in the picture. The gorilla-like build of the Negro av\ed the
crowd, but produced no apparent effect on the plucky Canadian. As they
stood facing each other they exchanged jeering remarks, laughed with the
crowd, and then set to work in earnest. -Washincrtnn P<xt
* thing in hit line up to date and ?
*- tho very lowest pries?.
i-| Tou will save money by calling c
11 him before spending your money f<
?f goods tn his line. Don't forget tl
d number 314 E. Broad St., Richmon
A Bauden Death.
Rev. George E. Johnson, a wel
known and respected colored citi?
died suddenly at his residence lai
Monday morning at about 1 o'rlod
He attended revival service? at t?
nicht and exerted himee?f In conduc
??? the e?Tvieee. He died peacefu
I7 and with a emi'e upon his coui
tenance. never having regained coi
He was pawtor of Riyfar-view Bai
tifct Chi<rcb and be had served U
MWrte there faithfully for maty rea:
His funeral took place last Thursda
at 2 F. M. from the Ebeneier Bai
fist Church, which church sent hi:
out and has stood sponsor for hi
during his entire career.
as III!? J-.-lr SlJlMI
G ?Mr. ?. P. Vandervall. who ut
- (?tTWPtit treatment at the Rich mon
? Hospital is itnproviag at his home.
?Mrs. Florence Barrett is *l<
at her residence. 724 North Tb.ii
.M??re About Jr.ck Johnson.?i'age
Lincoln's Centenary vu obeerved
at IVnnlngton Gap, Va., on Feb. 12,
j with appropriate exercise?. The ??t
m took place at Dominion School
with Mr. T. J. Junes, chairman.
Messrs. Daniel Anderson, Edward
Williams, Robert Harris and Mes
_. dames Emma Williams, Rosali?
Hunter and Miss Marshl? Howard
i- constituted the committee on prs
d arammo which exercise? wars gen?
erally commended,
k '
d ?Mr. James. Patterson U crU^aUly

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