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J ef f 's Lack of Skill in Boxing Helped Johnson Win
JEFF'S BIG ARM
FAILS TO LAND
FORCEFUL BLOW
Shake of Head in Seventh Round
Shows Caucasian Has Be
come Discouraged
Spectator Cries "He Knows He
Can $ot Win," While tjie
Negro Pugilist Jeers
JAMES W. COFFROTH
Specie! Dispatch to The Call ]
RENO. July 4.—
Pears to me like
we'll -have to get
another \u25a0"hope-'*' «
The C auc as ian
that went down to
defeat today has
carried- most of 'our
well wishes for
some IS months
past — since the day
Tommy Burns
dropped after 14
rounds to Jack
Johnson in Aus
tralia.
It is the same old
story, even similar
iw me wreicnea one that the bards
iiave always suns. One is even fearful
of mentioning- it, fearful of being put in
the "I told you" class. For these many
months, at least seven since the match
was made, we have heard the. query,
"Can Jeffries come back?" The man
vho thought so lost his money today,
the one who answered the question in
the negative "cashed." That means he
presented a pasteboard that the pool
rooms would honor.
For three solid months Jeff has been
in training at Bowardennan and Moana
eprings. He has worked hard and con
scientiously. Has gone on the' road,
punched the bag. skipped rope, broken
the ropes of improvised rings in wrest
ling bouts. He has also done many
other gym stunts. Occasionally we
would hear of him box'ng. That was
to be the one thing that h» would Be
called upon to do in Reno's brown
painted prize ring today.
BOXIXG LOOKED LIKE THE BULL
Following that angle brings to mind
another sad story which also hap
pened under cloudless Nevada skies. It
was the defeat of Jim Corbett by Rob
ert Fitzsimmons 13 years back. Fitz-
Bimmons boxed and many of the bouts
with Stelzner and Roeber and Hlckey
resembled real fights.
. At my friend Corbett's camp there
wm boxing which the onlookers were
Inclined to look upon as the "bulL" I
forget the etrange expression in use
those days, but if memory does not fail
Jim's henchmen were inclined to jolly
him along and the first "Queensbwry"
champion never knew what he lacked
or where he was deficient until the real
strain of the contest began.
Poor Jeffries found it out today. His
judgment of distance was poor, so poor
that it occasioned early remarks of de
rision from the black man. He felt
this early himself. Witness his shake
of the bead as early as the seventh
round. '"Discouragement," whispered g
man on my right. "He knows he can't
win." Not so, I thought.
Jeff realized the futility of timing
the black* object that sprang catlike
and glided snakelike in front of him.
The old eye that timed the "bull rushes
of Sharkey, the clever leads of Corbett
and placed pile driving rights under
the arm of Ruhlin was absent today.
But you asked me to tell about the
fitht, and here I've been expatiating on
what might have been.
FIFTEEX ROUXDS OF JOHXSOX
There were 14 rounds of It and a
little more. For the sake of brevity
you could write Johnson 15 times and
it would tell the story of each round.
But we are not asked to epitomize.
Sharply at 2:40 Johnson climbea
through the ropes. As usual, Jack
looked around to bow to many per
sons he has seen gathered . around
Colma and San Francisco. He was vis
ibly impressed with the great con
course of people, in which few of his
own race could be discerned. He was
not nervous, neither was he worried*
but looked the man who was to enter
on his task seriously.
T.tco rnlnutes later a big brown be
ing -shouldered into the inclosure,
chewing; sum as nonchalantly as had
been his wont In training quarters.
Abe Attell fixed the bandages and
the feather weight champion's hands
trembled more than the hairy paws ex
tended for the protection strips.
Johnson smiled and pretended to ap
plaud as ' Jeffries was introduced by
Billy Jordan. _He became serious again
as the gong sounded.
JACK LANDS FIRST BLOW
Johnson waited stock still and Jeff
fiddled. From fiddling the "undefeated"
\u25a0went to feinting:, and_ Johnson dropped
a. hard left plump on Jeff's nose.
Then came the first clinch, and the
long, lithe black man outhandled his
blg-ger white opponent.. Then followed
a succession of clinches brought about,
to my mind, by Jeffries. It was the
first time I had ever - seen Jeffries
clinch. Heretofore it was the other
man. The first round closed evenly,
with Johnson missing, apparently
through the high' tension under which
he was laboring.
In the second round the smile. -of
Johnson appeared and he .looked him
self. That long left b^gan. to work
and' right and left uppercuts to do exe
cution. , This continued in the - third
round, but at the end' little damage
had been done." The; unbiased would
have called it a tossup to try to pick
the winner.
JOHXSOX BAFFLES JEFF
The fourth round foqnd . Johnson
showing liis .superb skill in blocking.
He constantly .baffled Jeff, who was
leading, and occasionally countered him
on jaw and face. About the middle "of
the round Jeff got by with a light wal
lop that brought bjbod to Johnson's
lips.* Ths negro kid Jed and Jeff^anded
again. This was the one round in the
fight that could be called even, or a
round that might be given to the white
champion.
Feints t that ; brought forth " clinches
marked most pi the fifth. When fight
ing, opened" ;up 'if was Johnson upper
cutting Jeffries. Before the close, of
the round Jeffries landed a right on the
side of the head and with a.
straight 'left to £ Johnson's; head that
brought applause from the audience.;
Jeffries appeared to "be boxing as of
old as the sixth 'opened. 5 He was not
landing to ,anyV effect, but: "it seemed
those punches that were just missing
would soon find a. mark. •
JEFFRIES* RIGHT EYE CLOSED
Suddenly Johnson started a rally and
rained" blow after blow .with his left
hand on Jim's head. Jeffries endeavor
ing to avoid the onslaught by ducking,
and nearly fell to the ground. He ral
lied and came tearing at Johnson, who
closed the white man's right eye. The
round was all Johnson's.
The seventh was marked by. cautious
work on the part of both men and only
enlivened by the persiflage exchanged
from the two corners by Corbett and
Delaney.
' In the eighth Jeffries seemed to have
made up his mind to rush. He was being
cut to pieces standing off and being
gradually worn down. "It only takes
one or two, Jim," cried Corbett, and, as
though in answer, Johnson landed them
heavily on Jeff's battered face. Through
the blood that bespattered it Jeffries
asked Johnson to break from a clinch,
and missed a swing he aimed at the
black man drawing away.
The next' four rounds began to be
monotonous. It was Johnson landing
straight lefts, hooks from the same'
well disciplined arm, and putting rights
occasionally to the body.
WHITE MAX UNABLE TO LAXD
Try as he would, Jeffries could not
land with any considerable force on his
clever opponent. In the eleventh he
raised a cheer as his ponderous left
came swinging around with some force
on the side of Johnson's head, after
having placed a blow that was but
partly blocked on Johnson's midsection.
The thirteenth pointed the way the
fight would go. Johnson, chaffed the
men In Jeffries' corner and varied the
performance by battering the poor fel
low's face. Unless a miracle happened,
the black man would win.
The man' who had been the marvelof
the prize ring for a decade had up to
this time hardly landed a solid punch.
He was taking a world of punishment
and had done so practically throughout
the contest. Round after round he had
stalked after his opponent, knowing
that a near approach ment cruel cuts
from merciless' hands. But two cheers
had been given since the -fight began,
and they, were given when . Jeffries
landed the few. punches that: could be
credited to hlm N during the battle.
PALL SETTLES OVER ; ARENA
A pall had settled on .the 'arena, for
90 per centof those present scented the
coming .defeat of the \u25a0. man .'upon whom
their -'hopes* had •'been" pinned. The best
plays of/a ball- team away from; its
home city could not; have beeiv greeted
with greater silence than the magnifi
cent defensive and offensive work of
"the sweat 'covered black fighter, -who
know all the time' just what he was
going to do, and did it well.-
In r the moment's respite Jjetween, -the
thirteenth and fourteenth ( - founds \u25a0 Jim
Corbett advised with' Jeffries. The
keen witted boxer? who" once possessed
a world's championship saw with ,a :
discerning, eye the. way , the wind waa
blowing. Perfect quiet' continued fln
the vast -octagonal structure, and John- 1
son could plainly be heard inviting , his
opponent to hit him, in the body— that
body; which was supposed to be John
son's weakest point and so easy to ••be
gotlat. The" men. went to their corners
aiid;came out. for the. fifteenth.
-\u25a0'. Johnson -had ...told.liis .friends '."he
THE .SAN FRANCISCO CALL, TUESDAY, JULY 5, 1910
JIM JEFFRIES FEEDING^ A ;PET^LAMB AND -CHAMPION JACK: JOHNSON rFON
JEFF WILL NEVER RE-ENTER RING
DAZED, HEARS STORY OF DEFEAT
RENO, Ncv.,-- July .4.: — Jeffries,, the pugilist, left camp early this afternoon. Jim Jeffries,. farmer, returned.
He will never enter the ring again. That was settled once and for all today." .The big, man with the
.bruised face and downcast spirit was carried swiftly back from ; the ringside to the cottage where the
last days of his training were carried through. He was still dazed and shaken when he climbed from the
machine. He knew that he had. been beaten, but. of the way in which his' defeat was accomplished .lie had".
no idea. The story of the blows which sent him stumbling over the ropes a beaten man and brought the blood
bubbling from his lips as he sat stupefied, unable to locate his adversary in the'blare of the sun, was, told by-
Jim Corbett.- * . -I ' ;
/Jeff knows nothing beyond- the fact that he was beaten, that -the object for which lie abandoned his quiet
life, the defeat of Jack Johnson, had not' been accomplished. , ; , ; _. . ..-, -
would win around the fifteenth. :• At
the beginning of the round -he walked
close to Jeffries as though to invite an
attack. 'It did not come. He then
shoved and threw him away. .
. He knew the man before him \had
lost his stamina. He hooked a left,.and
Jeff showed distress... The colored Jman
stepped quickly in .with a right-hand
uppercut ( that landed solidly on Jeffries'
chin.. \u25a0" . \u25a0-'.; \u25a0.\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0.- . . ' •'\u25a0;• ; ''/. : . '
Jeff tottered,- but before he' fell a.
left punch thatwas murderous in its
intent sent the hope of the white race
through the ropes, so that he needed
support from the newspapermen situ
ated outside the ropes. He was gone
and should not have been assisted to
his feet. Strange, that. of all his sec-,
onds it -remained for the other fight-
Ing brother of the Jeffries family to
assist' the poor fellow, already licked,
to his feet for further punching. Rick
ard kept Johnson back until Jeffries
was on his feet, and Johnson placed
killing punches on the white man, who
again went heavily to the floor. No
towel came Into the ring, only a bush
elful of seconds. .
SECONDS ACKNOWLEDGE DEFEAT
Jeff rose and again was knocked to
the floor. He would have gone down
for the fourth time had not Berger
made himself . understood to Rickard
that defeat was acknowledged by. the
Jeffries corner. ; .
Let* us now call Jack Johnson the
champion of the world and not tell
about all his poor fights and the little
men he has whipped. He was asked
today to meet in the ring the greatest
fighting animal we have known. He
met him In an arena where but few of
his race were about him. He could see
more black looks on his white brethren
than the black faces of his people.
He was fighting, on a soil ; that has
been referred to by the -effete east as
the "wild and woolly west," where gun
plays are thought to be as common as
the click of the ball on a roulette table.
We who live here know this is not so.
But it may be imagined' that Johnson
listened ;to ' these wild-utterances. If
he .'did. he is more game than 'even his
fight, today gives .evidence of.; f We). will
no longer hear of the "yellow streak."
That's good. . - . . : \:
An opponent for the champion will be
difficult to find. -No one appears on the
pugilistic map at; this, writing. ,- Still,
one, never knows what a year- will* de
velop.. • ;'.'_' -_\u25a0\u25a0 ,' ;: - V ' :.: :% - -
Johnson received $110,500 \u25a0 for his
short "hour's work today. Jeffries an
nexed ; 1127,166.66 for carrying the
white; man's .burden; ;.
How would you like; to be a '"wlilte
hoper* • ; '.:\u25a0';;'.\u25a0 \*J\ : .:..\u25a0 v, v -,- -:./
*-\u25a0 \u25a0 : ; \u25a0 — — -»-
I Northwestern League % \
SEATTT.E, : July . ' 4.— Afternoon ' same—Van
couver. ,won Its .aOFenth: straight , game itf two
day*-' and the second : today .., from -,- Seattlo> by
walloping Zackert when hits were needed. Lefty
Miller was -in \u25a0 grand -form.- r Score: .. • . . . . .
- : \u25a0\u25a0 ".- ; ". ; :.': .'- -y, . \u25a0 - : n. '.h.^eJ-
Seattle : :'•?:. .'. ...... ...'... ..':,"• o:•\u25a0•.:40 :•\u25a0•.: 4 -\u25a0 » 2
Vancouver .'•'.: .v." .... ;..;'... 3 '\u25a0CJif/--i
B«tterles- r Zackert ,anit Akin; Miller, " and
Lewis.'' • ' ;• \u0084;,.-\u25a0 : " : - \u25a0_ :\u25a0\u25a0'/\u25a0\u25a0 - •%\u25a0..-\u25a0..< \u25a0 v / .-' ./<W-r '
' Morning Katne— Seattle started - a recruit,** Guy
Dow, -i and ; - Ue , was i hammered ! all over : the \u25a0 lot ' In
the morning game. ."Jenßen" as usual; had Seattle
on his hip and i was good -in • pinches. " : He £ got
a - home , run . and a I single. „. Brlnker I and^Pen
nington also collected home runs. Score:!?: •-;
; .--;-:,\u25a0 : . r ..'\u25a0\u25a0,. \u25a0-\u25a0\u25a0 --:-.\u25a0 : n. . ii:> c.
Seattle 1 ..* \u00842 \u25a0. B.*}:2
Vancouver /.V. .".". ?.~. ."Z'.'Z i. Z7'.:' .\ . *. .".' 0 f ';\\Q "\u25a0- --.'l
* Batteries— Jom.'j'Dow - and | Custer; "Jensea Tand
Sigden.,./ ..' .". ; "•.,\u25a0;.- ;;\u25a0; ( _•:• ... .-.^.. --,_• .\u25a0-•-. ; .. -,
i*SPOKAXE.. July -4.— Spokane -\u25a0 and ;"Taeon»i '!
divided' honors ' today .; In two •* featureless ; games. 1 i
The \u25a0' scores : ?^3S9^^3S§@fS^o^^MHfe«»Ml!3Ktt
> First game — \^ ' : ;. -R. *H. .^ E.
Tacoina ......... .,:Y. .'....; ...... .10 10 . - \
Spokane ...'.. V. .'. . . . .:.'.; . . : . .... ; . 2 : . ' ."i ":'- r 3
1 : Batteriep-^-JlaHiand'-Blsnken!ihlp:,Boaner.-Ton-"
nesen and:Hroi>ks,"- Ostdiek.:, ', » ,- , ' . '\u25a0\u25a0
\u25a0 i«f^nnd ganip^— ;• "\u25a0 ; \u25a0 \u25a0'- ' It. *,H.*-E.'
Tdpoma . : . ; . . i"/. ." . V". . v ; : '.""'...': 1 . . . . .'<.*{-; '< s ."*', 2
;?|v.Ufiiih . ......: . . .-..". :.'. ...-....'. .: . is : : \r,\ . i
\u25a0;-- Batteries— MeCament.*.*. Haston, v '* Butler ' *. and
Byrnes i.KilUlay^ and She*;^ - '\u25a0 r ; • > :-\
Crowd Cheers Governor
for Permitting! Fight
*\u25a0\u2666 - T ~- — — : — - — : — -\u2666.
[Special DUpatch^to The Call]
R'ENO/Nev. 5 , July. 4.--^-Wii Ham
Muldoon, the famous train
er, broke the quietude of
* the surroundings by enter
ing the ring before the principals
had arrived and making a speech,
which met with the approval of
the crowd. He said: . '".
/Under the present clrcum-.
Rtances, and where I have bo
many frlendx, I feel that I will
not'hc oommlttlnic an unpardon-
Hhle'ofTenwe .If I have a' few miik
fSemtionH'io make. I nnnt to nay
Nomethlnfc of the only broad
minded . Ntate in the union. I
therefore MUKKeat a token of our.
respect and esteem to one citizen,
a man who bad the courage to
stand' hy the laws without belns
'influenced' and say -that, those
people who enjoy this sport shall
be protected. I ask all here as a
token of esteem and respect to
this gentlpmnn, Governor Dicker-,
son" of JVevada, | the man who \u25a0 has
carried out the laws as; they .are
In '; the ; statutes and allowed the
people to. enjoy.' their sport, to
stand up.and giTe three 'rouslns
cheers for Governor Dlckerson of:
Novadn.
Almost to a man the crowd
rose from their, seats and shouted
for Nevada's governor.
NEGRO'S MAMMY
TOLD OF VICTORY
Johnson Orders Wire Sent to
His Mother, Telling Her
Result of Fight <
* RENO, July 4. — -This, was 'an hilarious
night at the roadhouse where; Jack
Johnson trained for his fight with; Jef
fries^: /\u25a0 : .. :: '-;vA;. .;'; -;.:r \u25a0\u25a0•;\u25a0;\u25a0 ;\u25a0 -. -'.-- • '-.-. .'
Business att the bar -started .with a
rush- when Johnson, returning from the
arena with , liis "< newly acquired .fortune
and wine "for "every
body in the ; resort. Johnson , himself
drank: beer.; v . . \u25a0
; Crowds came out from the city to see
the- champion and they,; too, "spent
- T freely.";. \u25a0\u25a0 --..' : '. '.'\u25a0 :''"':/ -\I ..•'": .-',-'\u25a0!
Given an; impetus by,ithe -winning; of
about ':; sLo,o oo;- by V members *' of
the camp, Uher games -of chance did a
good - .' . , , \u0084 . r
:£ Johnson riwas the. main attraction
when he was in evidence. /As he planned
to go', to' Chicago ion ;a -train = that left at
S^Bvp/.-m.ithow-everyvmuch of/hls: tlnie
was "taken : up in ; packing his goods. ;! . ;.-".
:'l< Loud icheers; greeted : the negro ; when
he > returned Jfrom 'the : flght.>;. ; He*, went
from the arenaUo his camp in an 'auto
mobile with:BillyJ Delariey,- his chief ad
*viser.:?"i The'j camp} rushed^ out * eni masse
.to!greetihim:vHisjwife.was'oneiof the
firsts tolreachvhim.-Sheisawl that fight,
but^hadireachedjj the .resort ; before; her
huaband'arrived:; 5 : r ,' : r"-:'r "-:'- ' -
! - "Oh, Jack,' l'm ; so glad you won,", she
> said. -,*.'•'"\u25a0 \u25a0:'•'-.\u25a0• :';.': '~-. '.':' '[\u25a0-\u25a0''*. \u25a0,\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0'.'< ';''-'- / :' ; \:.
' \u25a0!•\u25a0;*. Friends \u25a0: shouted,*", clapped ? their,: hands
and whistled.-.^ Johnson grinnedbroadly;
\u25a0 but £sald : ,i nothing: I-. to .the:- throng 'on ; the
outside jofithe house! > ~,7 V v> '~> '<- ._': : ;-,:
>; d Everybody Ito hear 'about ; the
'fight:"- X Johnson ';said;: he. was ', not [-hurt
and 'tlnere'wasTnothing fdrihim to tell.
\ VE>oii't/thirik'>'l :.' : was '}' scared .at "any
'tinie.'',*he.;sa|dr; i "I .* knew; 1 how. "it^was
coming "out."/ - . \ , - \u25a0 ,-: : : _ ."-^tf ;.-;;_ v^
\u25a0,' Thefnegro's engagement in vaudeville
opens in Xe\y York July! 11. .
:'---K<-.r': '---K<-.r' : -'' : : %! . - .•/:;'-, i .-'A-. I '.:^'.'.V': r; -'M:'-- " ' '
ALAMEDA OARSMEN
CARRY OFF HONORS
Close Contests Mark Rowing
- Races 7. sit Aquatic ' Park ;.y
After Long Dtsfay
It was strictly an Alameda day at
the; rowing race at Aquatic park yes
terday morning, and the husky lads of
the Enclnal City club, rowing in their
handsome new barge, carried off the
majority, of the honors. Steve Vicini,
a veteran of the rowing game, saved
the day for the local clubs by winning
the junior skiff event.
With the exception of the intermedi
ate barge race, . the events were de
cidedly the closest finishes of the pres
ent rowing season. There were the
usual unnecessary^ delays. The morn
ing's program did not begin for nearly
an hour after the appointed time, and
the large crowd of spectators that had
gathered on the porches of the Dolphin,
South End and Ariel club houses, be
came restless. The fifth and final event
was not ; concluded until • 1:30 p. m.
Referee AJec Bell and Starter. Ed Lynch
did their ; best to stir up the crews,
but their efforts were In vain.
The first event, the junior barge race,
was a heart breaking contest between
the Alamedans and South Ends, and
the iboys from across the bay. won by
a scant length. The local crew was
forced, to row with a broken oarlock.
The senior barge race was another
hot contest, the Alamedans winning by
a yard, "and both crews finishing with a
40 stroke. • V ; J .
Six entrants started in the Junior
skiff /race. - Wellman of the Dolphins
on the . inside course ..soon took' the
lead,' but when Hearing the outer mark
"swamped and • was out of the going.
Reidy rounded the outer stake' first arid
shipped considerable water, but was
soon" overtaken by, Vicini and Bramp
tori,~who^fought' out " the contest, the
former winnlngby a narrow margin.
intermediate barge race ended in
a disagreement. On the outer mark the
Dolphin s took \u25a0 the , South Ends' stake !
in error, :which caused the two boats
to k foul." The Alameda boat,; being free
from any entanglement, took the lead
and won easily.; A foul was claimed by
the Dolphins, and after considerable
discussion by \u25a0 the offlcialsjt was de
cided to row , the, race over again,* but
the Alameda "arid South'iEndTcrews'.had
started ; home/ and , theirrrepresentatives
refused* toTrow.J'ThejDolphins then put
their 'barge jin^the r'water> v and> rowed
over ' the "course,. claimingTthe r prizes -by
default.'¥ ; The- matterj probably will be
taken iupi, at the * next .meeting ' of -the
rowing association.- .;^: - ". \u25a0
; The;fesults-were. as"; follows: j
V' Junior barge race^Won ; by Alamedas : ',W.-:', W. -:' B?
Wright,^ stroke;'- H. 1 Young, 3; T.. Kacke,' 2; S.
W. Brown, : 1 : H. Kihn, coxswain. rr ' Second, •• South
Enda:fjMllton F/Kapp, 1; Alvan Cobieigh,-2; T.
Davis. '-3;* C.'^Varney, 4; .'J.-.r Scott,"- coxswain.
,Time,?6:l2 2-5." -;;•«';, -S r :*. i '";..-.
':\u25a0\u25a0! Senior -. barge ; race-7-Won \u25a0 by Alamedas : .« H. G. :
Xlelson, stroke ; Henry .Hesß,' 3 ; ' 11. * O.'; Sommer,"
2: .A. W;»'Bramptou,'--l:iH."Kihn.v. coxswain.
Second.'-' Dolphins: '•_ .William- -Harris,; -.stroke;
Thomas Harris.':3; A. 'Hagerdorn, 2;' Oscar* Mohr;
l; T G.iKenniff. : : coxswain." 1 Tlme,'s:3&.-.-;'^? - -
t!- Junior > skiff \u25a0 race-^-Won i by.- Steve^ Viclnl, _ Dol
phins; i- second, --- A. ;V.W.' . Brampton,'-; Alamedas.
Time,- 7:05.1? Vj':-T;v-.r »;-. . \u25a0.•,•.-:\u25a0-.:.\u25a0..\u25a0,\u25a0"\u25a0' .- : .:t -:,-\u25a0\u25a0 .-
F i Senior ' skiff' race— Won ( by • Henry t Hess. '.Ala
medas ; ) secon<L"- Oscar Mohr, Dolphins ; ; third; "Leo
Weinard."Dolphins> Time,' 6:ss.
TEAR 'RING TO, PIECES
; . l{ENO,;Xev.;\' Jul>y4.7-The people/tore
ithe.ring to ; pieces as souvenirs.; In • five,
«mihutes;ropeß,\cariyas and' material- had
-^vanished \u25a0 as' if swept' by; a' hurricane. s ' "^i 1
FEW SEE JEFF'S
RETURN TO CAMP
Defeated. Champion Is Not So
Badly Hurt as in Fight With
Fitzsimmons
RENO, July 4.— There- were few to
Witness the return of the vanquished to
lefTs camp. Two or three automobiles
stood In the road where' 50 had ' been
crowded in tlie morning. .Jeffries' per
. sonal . friends were, there, eager to do
something. to aid him, .but unable to
1 find words. •
• Jeff stepped irom the • house a few
moments after he entered and went to
the rubbing .r00m... He", walked a little
unsteadily and seemed a bit dazed. His
trainers accompanied him and after a
bath; he. was .rubbed down and partook
-of a glass or two of wine.- .
It was then thSt he made his first
statement after leaving the ring, saying
that' he. was sorry" for- his friends.'
-.Jeff's face, was puffed from- .the blows
hehad, recelved Fi But- the flow, of blood
had "been stopped. His' right eye, to
-the^bllnding'of which" his trainers at
tribute his defeat in so few rounds, was
swollen; almost shut, but; not, injured
seriously.
'According to Doctor Porter. Jeffries'
physician,' his injuries are not worthy
of note.-; He suffered. far more serious
damage; in previous fights, the doctor
said, notably that with Fitzsimmons,
when his face was cut and bruised al
most beyond recobnition.
Roger Cornell, Jeff's trainer, de
clared that the blinded right eye was
the main cause of his hero's defeat.
The blow, which swelled the lids until
sight was all but gone, landed in the
second round.
. "It was not bad enough to cut." said
the trainer, "but Jeff told me when I
began rubbing it and working with it
that he could see double as he looked
around! He could not see a blow com
ing from that side. Johnson hammered
him with the left almost at will and
Jeff could not \u25a0 block the blows. He
did not see them. There are four
lumps along his right jawbone where
Johnson's fists landed. Those were
the_ blows that beat him." \u25a0
Jeffries was invisible to all comers
throughout the , evening. He ordered
that . :the friends be j supplied with
champagne, but did not leave the house
himself.
There has been no change in Jeff's
plans. He purposes to return to his
home in Los Angela at once. He will
leave with his wife and a few Iriends
tomorrow, but the time at which his
train will start hag not been fixed.
American Association
At Indianapolis — Toledo 1. Indianapolis 0.
At Louisville — Columbus- LouisTille . second
game postponed; rain.
At St. Paul— Minneapolis 2. St. Paul 5 (sec
ond game). 4
At Indianapolis— Toledo 0, Indianapolis 2.
At Minneapolls^-St. Paul 3, Minneapolis 8.
At LouisTllle (morning game) — Columbus T.
LoulsTille 2. - .
At Kansas City: First game (16 innings)—
Milwaukee 2, Kansas Cityl. Second gam«
Milwaukee 3. Kansas City 2. (Game called in
fifth Inning to allow Milwaukee to catch trala)
Western League
+-— ; ; — 1
At Omaha— Omaha 1, Lincoln 3 (first game>-
Omaha 3, Lincoln 2 (second " game). -
.-: At St. Joseph— St. Joseph 4. Dearer 13 (first
game): St. Joseph 1. Denver 6 (second came)
At Topeka— Topeka S, Wichita 1 (first B iime)-
Topeka 4. Wiohlta 3 (oecond game)
At, Slow City— Sioax ; City 13, Dcs Molnes 2
(flrnt game); Sioux Citj 15. Dcs Moines 4 (sec
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venged themselves in the "second con
testf. by: defeating the .Chinese nine by
the score of 8 to 6. ,
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INVESTIGATION BY PHYSICIANS SOLICITED^
JEFF'S DEFEAT
AS STAGGERING
AS JACK'S FISTS
Glowing Reports From Training
Camp Dashed to Pieces la
Actual Battle
Hairy Giant Is Completely at
Johnson* s Mercy From Be*
ginning to "End
TOMMY BURN
[Special Dispatch la The Call]
. REXO, July 4. —
The fight between
Jim Jeffries and
Jack .Johnson was
certainly . a * stag
gerer to.' me. , I
had heard so much
of .the big fellow
and the annihilat
ing wallop he pos
sessed, and also his
wonderful capacity
for taking punish
ment., and the re
markable pow.ers of
endurance he was
supposed to be the
owner of.' lt seemed
to me that he only had to be in spm»*
thing like thorough condition to ma*-*
a winning battle "of the century In tas
end, even if he did get .something th»
worst ,of matters throughout several
rounds, even 20 or 30.
I fought Johnson in Australia. less
than two years ago' and. unlike Jef
fries. I forced the fighting from be
ginning to conclusion in the hope -that
I might get a convincer over despite
Johnson's cleverness in defense, and
then he did not really beat me. though
I admit he had the better of things
up to the moment the police interfered,
prompted by a report which some of
the crowd started to the effect that my'
jaw was broken.
It was not broken at all.^ ihough
swollen a fair bit through., the, many
right uppercuts he landed in the
clinches, a method of attack that Jef
fries could not defend, though hl3
friends boasted that Johnson would
never get one home on Jeffries. '
ALMOST BEYOND BELIEF
' I could hardly believe my eyes when
I saw Jeffries bo much at Johnson's
mercy and Jeffries so disinclined to go
in and take a wallop or two with the
object of landing something that might
bring the goods home for him.
Johnson's left never troubled ma
much in Australia. I despised that
weapon completely. All the damage
he did was by means of the right, but
Johnson's left closed ona of Jeffries*
eyes quite early in ' the clash" and It
brought blood from bis lips and nose
further on. while Jeffries appeared ab
solutely incapablsi of doles anything
effective.
It's true he <3rov» sons good short
arm rights to ths ribs, but Johnson
never felt the force of thosa as he
checked some of them and stopped
others. I heard hundreds of- people
applauding Jeffries for scoring body
blows when from my seat I could
plainly see that they had been clev
erly blocked by the other fellow.
I can quite understand how difficult
it might be for any man who had given
up any particular game for the -length
of time that Jeffries had been away to
get back again and stand as firmly s as
he did before on a high pedestal, even
though he might be still anything but
an old one.
REPORTS WERE TOO GLOWIS6
Reports from Jeffries' camp were
that he had convinced his best friends;
that he had answered difficult ques
tions so well In trials as to justify the '
opinion that he would give as good an
account of himself as ever, and I wai
induced through those statements to
bet my money.
• Jeffries showed good condition and
he fought as one who had been well
trained, but that was all. Johnson had
it on him the whole time and I found
myself experiencing sensations of re
gret at not being one of the chlsf act
ors in that tragedy the hug© crowd,
witnessed today.
Surely the big fellow must have been
a good man. else the dope book lies,
and if he was such a fine fighter In his
da.y, why didn't we see a flash .of it
against Johnson?
Let no man now say Johnson has a'
yellow streak. He demonstrated be
yond any manner of doubt that ha is
game to the core, for all the Influences,
excepting that of a "fair . field \u25a0 and no
favors" were against him, and many
kind friends and a great number of
newspapers told the black every day
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