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Take S i x Runs
From Colts in Three
-, Innings.
Sent Into Box After Morrissey's
Collapse, Though He Could Not
'Stem Tide of Hard Luck
That Swept Lawlor's Men
Down to Cruel
Virginia League.
Rlchmond; ii Danville,-8.
I,) nrlihiirn, 5| 'lonuokc, 4.
.Norfolk, 5t Portamotitb, ?'.
STA.M)l,\r; OF THE Cl.l.'llff.
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
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..)
hildoon Points Out Differcnccs
Between Jeffries and
Jutcome Will Depend Upon
Judgment Exercised by Each
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
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
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
.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.)
JEFFEJE5 eXEreCL^rMCj AT F-T15 <_DU_AJt_TEK._> i>y
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.
(Copyright, 1910, American-.Iournal
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
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
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
I can't say much more than thls,
can I?
Johnson Thinka It'a Funny That Indc
feated Man Hold* Small End.
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
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, 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 .
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Training Is Finished, Fighters in Best
of Condition, and Everybody Anx
ious for a Square Deal.
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.
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
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
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,
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, '

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