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THK TIMKS f OUNDED 18M. THB DlSl'ATCII t'OUNDED 15M. RICHMOND, VA., SUNDAY, JULY 3, 1910. PRICE FIVE CENTS. 1< OFf?W Bugs Take S i x Runs From Colts in Three -, Innings. SALVE DID WELL, BUT TWAS TOO LATE Sent Into Box After Morrissey's Collapse, Though He Could Not 'Stem Tide of Hard Luck That Swept Lawlor's Men Down to Cruel Defeat. Virginia League. YESTKRDAY'S WSSUI.TS. Rlchmond; ii Danville,-8. I,) nrlihiirn, 5| 'lonuokc, 4. .Norfolk, 5t Portamotitb, ?'. STA.M)l,\r; OF THE Cl.l.'llff. W11F.HF. THKV IM.AV MONDAY. Dnnvlllr nt Rlchmond iiii?rnlim amt aftcrnonni. ? Itosnoke nt l.rnrhburB (mornliiK and afternoon |. Pnrt?mi>iith nt Nnrfolk i murnlnic and nfrrriiiiiiii i. Three trlple baggers, two double ? baggera. a bunch of errors, and the ; Bympathy of all concerned, to aay 1 nothlng of slx runners who garnboled vacross the plate whlle he was ln the Ibox. ameared the frosted klbo3h all ' over Morrlsspy yenterday, and landed x hlm ln the dog houae before one-thlrd j t | of the game had heen played. Incl-j I dentally. the flnal score waa 8 to 1, j '??with Danville holding all the high a^irds. Old Dame Fortune ahot hard luck at the Colts wlth a acatter gun. and every aiug of lt landed ln the place for ?which lt waa Intended. Everything jhappencd that could happen. and some thlnga came pretty near happenlng that were patently Impoaslble. There was a hoodoo alttlng on every bag, and the lnverted horseshoe amacked a Colt ln the face at every turn. ln addltlon to the hard luck handlcap ivhlch waa smeared from atart to fin? ish, and laid thlckly over tha raw tplaces, the Colts were atacked up sgalnat a bunch of battera who had Jabaolutely no conslderation for the feellnga of the home team. The Buga became grouchy lf the batted ball I-topped short of the centre fleld fence, "ind unless a runner came home at ,?very awat there waa talk of chcatlng agolng on under cover. Started ln Flrst. That luaty youth Itickert started the trouble In the very flrat Innlng by cloutlng the ball Into left fleld for a aafety. Stove Grlftln declded ton a sacrlfice, and a sacritice it was, with Rickert on second base ryid the gooaa golng akyward. Sulllvan. dldn't do anything but advance Rickert to thlrd and give Hooker a chance to play to the grandstand. Hooker's behavlor was plumb vu.1 gar. Nothlng more than a sllght tap ?was neceasary to put Rickert homo j as safe as a sachet bag ln Jeffrles's I tralnlng camp, but he would have all ''?r nothlng. He ewung on that poor llttle ball as lf lt were a. comet. and ?when the rooters had concluded the Ipleasant llttle dltty, "Take it all, hog. land 1*11 go hungry," he was on third [base wlth one man sound asleep ln ' the home port. Xn the second innlng Danville saw i the ftrat bet and raised lt JUBt one. f Gaston was the dlsorganlzer to begln ]the flght by smacklng out a line drive 'at the very point were Burke wasn't. 'fH* was sacrlflced by Laughlin. Then ? Prleat decided to call Hooker's bet j and slammed a drive up against tha centre field fence for three sacks ot nawdust. Of course, Gaston cantered jhome. Rickert came forward, after (Mayberry had fanned. and with ono I of those smirklng "I-hate-to-do-lt" ' expresslona, sallvated the ball for a double-bagger. He was thrown out trylng to come home, and the extra jhit that Griffin got a moment after /?wards dldn't count. for a thlng. Bent on More Murder. After the instructive and entertaln? lng exhibitlon of the flrat and second 'Innings, the rooters declded that it iwas tlme to stop beating up children, 'and called for baaeball. But nothlng dolng- Danville wanted to show the real reason why the top of the pole is oovered wlth Bugs, and ln that [thlrd Innlng turned loose with mur Meroua intont. With one'out ln thls innlng Morrissey waa careless enough to present Hooker -with a base on balla. No sooner had Hooker settled down for a good reat on flrat base than Schrader broke loose wlth a sound like a twelve-luch Shell and neatled the ball agaln undor the eavea of the clubhouse for a three bagge'r. Gaston offered hlmself up for the country'a weal and got the laurels, but Schrader beat the ball to the home plate and both were aafe. Laughlln nalled a oruel slap for a double-bagger and Gaston came homo )n a canter. Then lt wa's that Lawlor decided to present MorrlaBey with a 'view of the inner clrcle of the hook, and Salve went in to try to retlre the ?anvllle team for that innlng at least. . laughlln had edged down to thlrd hase when Salve took.up the relrta of oftlce, and when Priest sent a long fly iContinued on Fourth Page..) ARENA WHERE JEFFRIES AND JOHNSON fVILL DO BATTLE IGHT BETWEEN BULL AND TIGER hildoon Points Out Differcnccs Between Jeffries and Johnson. HINKS IT EVEN MONEY BET Jutcome Will Depend Upon Judgment Exercised by Each Man. IIV WILLIAM MULDOON. Reno, Nev., July 2.?In my opinion t should he even money, and take our cholce, and my cholce would he eftrles. A peraon who wants to make vagers on the number of rounds is ndeed a reckless gambler. Everything s done that is golng to be done to vard perfectlng the physlcal condi ions of the two puglllstB. These two ?erfectly tralned and magniflcent spec mens of the human anlrnal will d'j lothlng now but rest untll the hour ixrlves for them to face one another n the ring. So far as I am abie to udge, they are both ln excellent phy ilcal conditlon. Elther one ls per ectly able to defeat ihe other. judg ng them from a physical standpolnt. 'he outcome of the contest. thertfore, vlll depend upon the judgment exer Ised by each one, and the superiorlty f one's Ideas of what Is best to do, nd dolng lt at the right tlme. Jeffries ls a man who might be alled a pecullar character. He has Is peculiarlties, and, while he ls a ery shrewd, thoughtful person, wlll ugc to listen to any one who he thinks an otfer him any good advlce, per ectly wllllng to carry on a conversa lon with any person he thinks can nllghten hlm on any subject, he haa o use for Idle. shallow-bralned per ons who, out of curlosity, offer a remendous load of cheap advlse and cqumulated gosslp. He does not llke he idea of trying to satlsfy people's urlosity. Cireatext Flghter May Appear. Ten years ago, when he had reached he pinnacle of fame In hls profession, e was young and fond of exclten^nt, roud of hls success, and would suit lie average person much better and reate a much more favorable impres lon than in hls present state of min.l. lo seems to have but one object ln lew now, and that ls to succeed ln hls ndertaklng. He fully appreclates the reat re.<ponslbility he has before him t I am any judge of character, he is he right man in the right place, ment lly and physically. on this occasion. f he should be defeated, it would be ecause there has developed in tho usillstlc profession the greatest box r and tighter that has ever come bo oro the public ln the history of the rtze ring. Reports in the newspapers of how effrles is to llght and how Johnson is o flght are all right as far as they o. but as a matter of fact, these l\vo len are going to face one another and lan their battle as they go along. 'here is only one thlng that they both ave flxed ln thelr mlnd. and that ls hey will take advantage of every poa ? Ible openlng to glve their opponent he worst of lt, and to flght the '.Ight f thelr lives, for elther of these men. s they feel to-day, would rather drop ead in the ring than to meet with de eat. Of course, Jeffries is the most se lous and the most determlned, and ias a good right to be, for I believe here ls SO per cent. of the human aee most anxlous for hlm to wln, and ;e fully reallzes thls. Being of a se ious. slncere. thoughtful nature, he ia letter able to appreciate the lmport nce of his undertaklng. To Johnson. hould he lose, the' loss means much ess, for he knows that Jeffries wlll isver flght again, win or lose, and wlll etlre. whlch wlll leave Johnson the hampton. .liihnnuu Ia a FatallHt. Johnson ls a very shrewd, smart fel ow, with an exceptlonally qulet and -ctive mlnd. He is also far-sighted. 1& is a fatalist, and, therefore. is re leved of the fear and apprehenslon and vorriment of looklng ahead. He is of in extremely seltish nature, and has 10 use for any one in the world ex epting to use. them for hls conve lience, and when they are no longer ?f any use, he wlll throw them aslde ls he would an old tool that had be mrae worn out. ? These characteristics ehable him to lave a free and contanted mind, al vays alert, always good natured, al vays soeklng enjoyment and nleas tre, yet never loslng slght of the act that' he must not go to an ex reme that would destroy hlsnhyslcal >owers. He is too shrewd for thaU lohnson has a mlnd that would make i success ln any profession or business. believe that he in going into this Ight without the sllghtest anxlety or ,vorry, determlned to flght for all he s worth, brlnglng into play aU hls mysical powers, his cunnlng ' and tnowledge ot the game, co.nfldent that (Contlnued oa Laat Page.) THE AJt&MA _*CT ISBTnTO *& JEFFEJE5 eXEreCL^rMCj AT F-T15 <_DU_AJt_TEK._> i>y JEFFRIES DECLARES HE IS READY; CONFIDENT HE WILL BEAT JOHNSON Big Fighter Says He Is Prepared for Anything That Comes Along, and Does Not Know How Hard or Long the Battle Will Be?Is Tired of Shaking Hands With Visitors, but Rejoices That the Contest . Has Attracted So Many Celebrities of the Sporting World. BY JAMES J. JEFFBIES. (Copyright, 1910, American-.Iournal Examiner.j Reno, Xev., July 2.?I am going to call a halt on this thlng of shaking hands wlth evarybody that comes along; lf I don't 1 am afraid that I'll wear my right wrist out before I even have .?? chance to use it on Johnson. Seriously speaklng, I believe that I have broken all of my former hand sihaktng records since I came to Moana Spring. The rush to my camp durlng the last four or flve days has been somethlng wonderful. . I remember of readlng how candidates for office used to refer to the duty of shaking several hundred people by the hand each day as the most trying part of thelr ordeal, and I recall that I thought at the tlme that they were maklng some sort of graundstand bld for sympathy. I'll take it all back- I've had lt brought home to me. Thls thing of shaking hands three or four hunared times in twenty four hours is a tough game. I have been glad to meet all of my old frlends, thougV., and I am proud of many of the new acquaintances that I have met during the trainlng siege. I guess that Johnson and myself can clalm the record of brlnging together more celebrltles of the sporting world than any two boxers ever drew before. Many Xotables Present. I sat at the table under the shade yesterday playlng a game of hearts, but my mlnd wasn't on the gam<j? 1 wns looklng around at the crowd pick lng out different men, noted ln their own partlcular ? llne. I ptcked up a pencll that we were uslng to keep track of the game with, and started jottlng down the names of the celebrl? tles that were walking back and forth over the lawn. I'll reproduce thls list here just for the sake of illustratln . the class of sporting men that have been brought to Nevada to see this fight. Just look at thls list: John L. Sullivan, Frank Hall. Tommy Burns, Hugh D. "tlaclntosh, Blll Lang. i Sam Langford, Tom Jones, Joe Wool man, Abe Attell, Bat Nelson, Stanley Ketchel, TIm Sullivan. You understand now this llst doesn't represent a hundreth part of the total number of visitlng celebritles, but it shows the callbre of the sportlng men here. The newspaper men have told me that never before, nor never agaln, will there be so many of their kind meet at one event. I am just a tri'le proud of thls fact. I had grown so tlred and weary of meeting poople that I dodn't even look up last nlght when Corbett said: "Oh, Jim. look who's here!" When I did get a gllmpse of tbe newcomer tho' you bet IJuraped up and offered my hand. It was Frank Gotch, one of the very best frlends 1 own, and a man I admire through and through. To my way of thlnk Gotch is twenty years ahead of the wrestltns game. He represents the brains of the mat game, and so far outclasses all of the other heavywelght wrestlers that he has made a joke out of the ohnmplon shlp sltuatlon. Not only that, Gotch ls a real man. I am glad that he will be with us on our tour of the world. I like to have Frank wlth me. I overheard a Chicago man criticiz ing Gotch. He sald: "That fellow is so close that he has the flrst dollar he ever made. Back. in Coma he owns a blg farm, and he works every inoh of ground for twice what lt is worth. I don't think ho ever spent an extra nickel ln hls llfe." I butted right in and sald: "Yes, that ls all ln Frank's favor. We won't be glvlng any benefit performancea for him. Ready to Meet Jalmnon. The man who is waltlng to take this copy to tho telegraph office juat asked me to say somethlng about my work, that the people wanted to know what I was doing. The answer is that I am dolng noth ing, and what is more I don't Intend to do anythlng untll next Monday af? ternoon. when I wlll undertake to whip Jack Johnson. It may be an easy job, lt may be a hard one. It may be a short flght, it may be a long ono. I am propared for anything that comes along. I have told you for two straight morning6 that I was all ready for the flght. I'm still ready, and wlth only a few hours to wait I am confl dent that I can beat thls big black man. I can't say much more than thls, can I? PUZZLTED AT ODDS. Johnson Thinka It'a Funny That Indc feated Man Hold* Small End. BV JACK JOHXSOX. Reno, July 2.?I'm just loaflng around the place this afternoon, and will do some more loaflng to-morrow That wlll be the last day before the eventful Fourth, and then we wlll all really know whether I am the best fighter ln the world or not. This mornlng I went over to the arena in an auto and looked at the ring. I am Burprised at the rnpidity at whlch Rlckard and Gleason's con? tractors have put up such a flne place, and it looks to me as lf everybody who gets lnslde wlll have a flne vlew of what goes on ln the arena. It was ( agreed that the platform should ex tend two feet further out from the ropes, so that there would be no chance of elther of us sllpplng oft the platform. All the arrangements made by tha promoters have been satlsfactory to me so far. and I don't think there wlll be any klck from my camp about any? thlng connected wlth the flght. I wlll keep from drlnklng Uqulds to morrow, and let my welght drop to 20S hy the drying out process. That wlll be the hlghest that I ever fought at, (Contlnued on Third Page.) JOHN L. SULLIVAN. THE BIG FIGHT AT RENO. John L. Sullivan, ex-heavyweight champion of the world, the most popular man who ever wore" a mitt, and Mike Murphy, the prince of traincrs, will report for The Times-Dispatch the great Fourth of July fight at Reno. The Times-Dispatch will print the Associated Press (ports as well as other special narratives of the greatest ring battles, but the most interesting features of the e>?at fight will be the Sullivan, and Murphy stories. Readers of The Times-Dispatch will see the battle tnrough the eyes of experts. "John L." will tell the story as he always fought?straight, fair and,without frills. - _ - ?!? HU. IT I I I II . r-,.,l,lrJL., . ,.^,.L...UL?:.-..--?.?".?'?-<.!.'. !?"?' * MIKE MURPHY. ALL IN READINESS FOR GREAT BATTLE Training Is Finished, Fighters in Best of Condition, and Everybody Anx ious for a Square Deal. JEFFRIES CANT OUTLINE HIS PLAN OF ATTACK Jphnson a Close Student of In-Fighting. 'and Will Be Prepared to Meet Any Emergency That May Arise?Black Man Is Confiflent and Shows Utter Lack of Apprehension. BY W. W. IVAUOHTdlvl. rSpeolal to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.l Reno, Nev., July 2.?The end la almost ln slght now. All tbat outdoor wort or lndoor work can do for Jlm Jeffries and Jack Johnson has been done. They may sprint or stroll, but for long distance trudglng the dusty highways wlll know them no more. To-day the punchlng bags are dangling unmolested. and the brulsed faces of sparrlng partners are belng given an opportunlty to heal. It is taken for granted that the rlval heavyweights are ln good conditlon and that nothing growlng out of the men's preparatlon for the^blg flght has been withheld. It ls the time for namlng your cholce and maklng your bet-that ls. lf you are a bettlng man. The excltement has become intonse. and the hpublic mlnds bo sensltive that any kind of opinion almost leaves its Impress. Wlll lle Squnre Flght. On one point there ls more unanimlty than there was even a month ago. It is felt that lt wlll be a square llght-a bitter struggle between two men. to each of whom vlctory moans more than It .?y?^meant before., It ?? '?>*'" ther that the better mon wlll be not cramped in hls efforts to wln. When the match was flrst made 1 heard njen say: "I'd hate to be ln Johnson s shoes lf he ls wlnnlng." The Inference was that no crowd would stand for seeing the hope of the white race battered down by a negro. , .. u a Not so long ago the same kind of talk was still belr-.g heard, and it had lts effect on Johnson. He aflked Tex Rlckard to provide hlm wlth ample pro tectlon ln the shape of determlned men in case he showod hlmaelf superior to big Jlm JefTrles. ' " . Personally I do not believe that Jobnson's head would have been injured, no matter where the event took place. But once the two fighters came m over the borders of Nevada the event ceased to be the "clash of the races. and Johnson'a spirits rose. He feels that in thls sectlon his complexion or his race will cut no flgure. The wlnner wlll be cheered, and the loser wlll not be a mark for exeoratlon. To make doubly sure on thls point, the. State pollce and every kind of pollce that wlll be on duty around that ring have been told-to keep a sharp lookout for spectators who are incllned to revlle. The flrst who hollers "Klll the dlnge" or "Soak the big white dub" wlll be pounced upow without ceremony and wlll have a ifew( bumps to feel when he reaches the open. Vnrlety of Idea*. "What kind of a flght wlll lt be? Hero wo have a variety of ldeas. A few daya ago the feeling prevafled that Jeffries would go at Johnson open mouthed and demolish him beforei you could say Jack Robinson. Jeffries has dlecouraged the idea. Incldentally he has discouraged some of thoso who are close to hlm and have hls lnterest at heart. The men referred to are a little dubious of conseq'uenees. anyhpw. because Jeffries has not practiced boxlng to the extent they conslder ne'cessary. As long as they felt he would make lt a rushlng flglu, they dld not think It mattered so much, however. as lt was felt that wlth Jeffrles's catapultlc force and powers of reslstance he would play wlth Johnson's cleverness. Jeffries, If hls lateBt utteranoes aro any guide, hasn't made up hls mind to tear to closo quarters and emulate the whlrlwlnd. He says that a man who outltnes that plan of attack. not knowing what the other man may be bent on dolng ls a fool. Ho intlmates that if Johnson flghts carefully he may follow sult. and that so far as cloverness ls concerned, he is not afraid of his abllity to land on Johnson ln any kind of a flght. Hereln Jeffrles's advlsers scont danger. They fear that Jlm s prld? has been touched by the talk of Johnson's wonderful talent as a boxcr and that he is possessod of a deslre to prove to tho public that he doesn't have to take off hls hat to Johnson when lt comes to Ieading. blocking or judglng distance. The one grain of comfort ln thls connectlon, so fur as Jeffrles's frlends are con? cerned is that they don't believe he knows what he is golng to do. They are posltive that one good, sharp, blood-brlnglng ellp from Johnson wlll arouse the ti*er in Jeffries and that after that the flghting wlll he fast and furlous. It ls very evldent that Jeffrles's advlsers believe that Johnson will be at a disadvantago ln a bout that conststs mainly of slugglng. Otherwlse, of course, Joffrles would not be warned so repeatedly that a breast-to-breast engagement holds out the greatest hopes of success for him. Johnson smtles at thls. So do Johnson's frlends. and no matter what the market price may be. Johnson seems to have as many frlc-nds?that is, ln the sporting sense?as Jeffries. Johnnon Well Prepnred. Johnson says ho has made a closo study of ln-fight!ng and wlll be qulte prepared to deal with Mr. Jeffries ln any emergency that mny arlse. John? son's supporters say that the reason Johnson has never been regarded ,as a speciallst In the slugglng lla* ls because he has never been called upon to slug to anv extent They say that he has llcked all hls men so easlly that hi| mer ll as a s!ugger must remaln ln doubt, but that lf Jeffries really pi >poses throwlng the carte and tlerce of boxlng to the wlnds and resortlng to smash lng tactics, lt wlll be found that Johnson wlll smother Jeffries at what is sup? posed to be Jeffries's own game. ?>*?'?????,_, .Ka-.-,, fhnt Just one fragment of evidence is produced in support of the theory that Johnson is more of an in-fightor than Jeffries's camp Imaslnes It la. poln ed out that when Stanlev Ketchel floored Johnson ln the twelfth round of the fig it at Co ma! Johnson Jumped to hls feet and knocked Ketchel *?*"*?*% that half of the crowd dld not seo how lt was done. This ls menttoned for what it is worth. In the mlnds of a good many. tho Colma affalr has been "thrown out." ??'.,'': ' . "Johnson has a yellow streak," say the Jeffries boosters. -?_;-? "Nobody has found lt yet," says Johnson. and on tho score that he generall, wins, lt Is a point in defense of hls own gameness whlch ls well t^en. "Johnson ls not a sttff puncher," say the tellows who are bettlng on Jef? fries. "It took hlm some fourt.en rounds to defeat little Tommy Burns, and even then it was more a case of pollce Interference than knockout. "Jeffries ls no great shaker as a puncher hlmself.' say the Johnsonltea ln repfy! "Tommy Burns ls as big as Tom Sharkey. and ,et Pharkey fought Jeffries to a standstill almost ln twenty rounds and agaln ln twenty-five. "Johnson can't hurt Jeffries," says the Jeffries crowd, and right here thoy be? come enthusiastlc while telling what a human Gibraltar big Jlm has proved hlmself ln former prise ring struggles. It ls lnstanced that ,he has been punched and pounded by more forceful hltters than Johnson ever knew how to be. and that he has yet to experience the sensatlon of being sent to the floor b"J' TLrponn0\othIe?!"eT's strong javv and hls iron-ribt-d1 frame. and they ,Mnir thnt rnhn^n', b*?t swlngs and uppercut-s will alfect hlm no more than ^ini.?. J'S Thev teU of the tlme when big Jlm dellberately ralsed al"'? ta low 'stalwart %u. RuMln to take a full swlng at the mldriff wlththT -------? ""? *-i<...oW ?naerln*.v at Blllv Madden. over ln Ruh lln's angle, following flghting asset. lt ls thought that even u u.e -??'?"" "'*""* M_TUrr.,~3m and stlng and cover Jeffries's hlg. broad face wlth blood. the b'g man JJ111 - keep right on untll such time as he can break down Johnson's guard and brlng Johnson to the floor wlth flanklng punches around the short rlbs. '.\o Terror for Ihe lllack. A forecast.of -that kind seems to have no terror for Johnson. He is as cool and confldent now as ha was whlle In camp at the Ocean Beach. Thero it waa claimed he was so much engrcssed with hls racing automoblle that he-dldn t glve hlmself tlme to conjure up what wns ln store for him. Here he has no automoblle. yet hls thoughts are not eating hlm up, apparently. Now that the trainlng ls nearly over and the chances o_f observatlon are of neoeaslty curtalled, tho wrlter must confess that Johnson's supreme cqnfl donce and utter lock of apprehension are more of a puz-le than ever. I have only one soluUon to offer, and that ls that Johnson bellevea Jeffries wlll repeat the lesson taught by the fighters, ln whloh John L. Sullivan and others tried to come badk, after years of absence from the ring. I remember once belng closa to Johnson when some ono to!d ot Jeffries ? lean and brown appearance and aeemlng' roturn to physlcal conaltlon. "Yes," said Johnson, "h?t it'a the old story. I could take my rattle-trap of an automoblle, and wlth somo paint, grea.e and v&mt-h, mtvke Jt look llke now, If I tried to sta.rt on a. journey with lt, though, lt would fall to plecea." *~ .'.7! ?iContinued, oa. Thlrd Pa?e, '