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THE NASHVILLE GLOBE, FRIDAY; JULY 1, 1910.
HAVIPIGN JACK JOHNSON 4 V t V .-7 s i i I I f i I i p ( -I l "J 1 I IllllPilllilllB . , : , ;:H11 i i or Ae Grcai Battle at Reno, Nevada., July 4th. MONDAY! TELLS THE TALE. JOHNSON OR JEFFRIES. Special to the Globe. San 'Francisco, Oal., June 25. One thing made clear biy Governor Gil lett's interference with the champion ship ring event is that both Johnson and Jeffries are determined to fight. Number of wagers have been made that the contest would not take place, and those who made them were bank ing on what they believe to be the in tentions of one or tne other of the principals. Many felt that when the psychologi cal moment arrived Jeffries would find some wav to declare himself out of the affair, possibly by means of j a doctor's certificate setting forth that he was unfit physically for the brunt i of a hard battle. Others had the idea that Johnson would fly the coop some time before the Fourth and not a few of those who held this view based their calculations on Johnson's seeming indifference to everything connected with the big fight, and in particular to the glowing accounts re garding Jeffries' condition which came from the opposition camp. But as a touch of nature make the whole world kin, a whiff of trouble made Johnson and Jeffries stand forth in their true colors. At first each of the hie fellows was dazed at the news that the fight would be stopped so far as San Francisco was concerned. When the shock passed away each of them said he was prepared to go whichever di rection Tex led. All the doubt as to the personal intentions and mo tives of each man are now dissipated. It is feJt that Johnson and Jeffries will have it out on the Fourth, no mat ter what place is selected for the battle. Monday afternoon at Reno, Nev., wiill (be staged the greatest glove con test for the largest purse in the his tory of pugilism. Jack Johnson, the most wonderful Negro fighter of the age, will match his skill and endur ance against Jim Jeffries, the white gi ant of California. There are hundreds of thousands of men trying to pick the winner and millions of dollars are wa gered on the outcome. The very fact that there is so much uncertainty sut- rmindinir the outcome of the con test makes it'a'U the more interesting. tiip bout was originally carded for Oakland, Cal., and then switched to tho Htv of San Francisco, where Lrov ernor Gillett put a stop to all further nrPiwriiMnnj bv threatening to call out the militia if the promoters at tempted to pull off the match on the Fourth of July. The men behind the match had spent a small fortune ma king ready for the event, and, when the Governor's message came declar ing a'l bets off Messrs. Rickard and Gleason were left in the hole. A mon ster pile of lumber shaped into an arena is left standing on Twelfth and Market streets in the earthquake city, as a tribute to the law and or der of the Golden State of California. It should be rememDered by fol lowers of the manly art that the same tajk that is going the rounds now about Jack Johnson selling out was rifo nrovinnia tn thp .TnhTifinn-Mlirns . mill in Australia. A number of John-' son's personal friends of Galveston, Texas, wired him for straight news and he unhesitatingly replied: "Bet all you have and all you can borrow on me. I will win sure." They took him at his word, and the results are a part of the history or pugilism in the world. It is said by some of good authority that the real cause of the hreak be tween Fitzpatrick and Johnson was because the big champion would not lav down to Burns: Johnson is as certain of victory on July the Fourth, There is no plausible reason why he should sell out in this contest, when he has everything to gam. To win means a fortune and to lose means an eternal disgrace, and it would be im possible to convince the world that the fight was on the level, for every body believes Johnson the best man. Pullinsr off the bis ficht at Reno will once more bring the Sage Brush St nte into the ilimelight as a spot where real championship glove con- tes-ts can be decided. Nevada first gained fame in the boxing world by the nervy venture of the late Dan Stuart, who brought Bob Fitzsinimons and Jim Corbett together at Carson City on St. Patrick's (Day. March 17, 1907. Fitz. knocked out Corbett with his famous solar plexus blow in the fourteenth round. The crowd was smaill and Stuart lost money on the fttrht. but he made it ud on the fight pictures, as these were the first ever taken of a heavyweight championship contest and the people went wild to gaze upon the films On .Tulv ?,. 19fld at Reno, in praoti callv the same arena, where Johnson and Jeff will meet, Marv in Hart de feated Jack Root, of Chicago, In 12 rounds. The referee was . James J. Jeffries. It h4 become a fad among some newspapers to send boxers to the ring side to renort the important glove contests. At Reno on the Fourth of Juily there will be three noted pugil ists actins as ringside correspond ents. They are John L. Sullivan, Philadelphia Jack O'Brien, and Bat- iMine Nelson. An Eastern paper had nlanned to eet Joe Gans to report the battle, but poor old Gans is so weak from consumption down in Arizona that he will hardly nave strength enoueh to cet to the arena, let alone do a strenuous day's work alongside of the hustling correspondents. Bob Fitzsimmons and Tommy Burns are coming over from Australia to see the fight. The appearance of Burns on the ground will give his friends a chance to greet him for the first time since losinz the heavyweight cham pionship to Jack Johnson at Sydney, Australia, on December 26, 1908. OFF TO RENO. Mr. H. Cameron has gone to Reno, Nev., to witness the Johnson-Jeffries fight. He will furnish a special de ta.id of the set-to for the Globe. Mr. Cameron is an athlete himself, and knows every point of the game Watch for his special report in next week s issue. MADISON NOTES. The Edgefield Junction Sons of -Ham No. 1 held their ninth anniver sary and sermon Sunday, June 26th, at 1:30 p.m. The members met at their hall and marched under their banner to the cemetery where a short but im nressive memorial service was held over the grave of Mr. Luke Gee, one of the oldest nuembers of the order. The following program was rendered: Song, "Nearer my God to Thee," Dry Creek Sunday-School choir; prayer, Chaplain, Mr. Louis Powells; paper, Miss Martha Faulkner; verses, mem hpr nf Drv Creek Sunday-School; reci tation, Miss Mattie Powells; soio, Miss Henrietta Gee. After the services the graves were decorated with flowers and the Order again marched to the hall where the anniversary sermon was preaiched by Rev. John Franklin. A collection of $7.17 was raised. Mr. and Mrs, Lee Bates entertained at dinner last Sunday, June 26th, at their home at Madison, Tenn. The guests were served an elaborate four course menu in the dining-room. Later in the evening fruits and soft drinks were served. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Dock Sadler, Mra. Parlee Pettis. Misa Florence Pettis. CULLEOKA NOTES. The contest of .the A. M. E. Church between Miss Ella M. Hunt and Miss Georgia Fitzpatrick closed Sunday nigst, tne nrst prize Deing awarded to Miss Ella Hunt. Both ladies received beautiful pins. Miss Elizabeth Walker, of Lynnville, is here visiting relatives. . Mr. and Mrs. Jim Mitchell and lit tle Miss Jimmie Hughes and brother, Oira. of Earlineton. Ky.. returned to their old home to spend the summer. They were greeted by their many friends. 'Mr. Odos Husrgins returned home Monday evening, after a tour of sev eral months. A larere number of eirls and boys attended the foot-washing of the Old Baptists Among the number were Misses Georgia Fitzpatrick, Versie Abernathy. Elizabeth Walker. Mahn- da Bowman. Sallie McBride, Messrs. Joe Tidwell, Ralph Williams, John Abernathy, Mrs. Alice Wilkes, 'Mrs. Lizzie Abernathy and Mrs. Lillian Ab ernathy. Children's Day exercises of the Mis sionary Bantists wild be hold Sunday. A great time is expected. A number of excellent papers will 'be read by the young ladies. The little children will also entertain you. Miss Lizzie Childs returned home from Nashville, where she has been a few weeks. Mrs Fltha McBride was called to Nashville on a very sad occasion, the tfeath of her sister, Mrs. Mary C:ay Randoff. The lawn fete given at the residence of Mrs. Francis London, was a bril- iant success. Mr. Cornelius Jones. Dan Mitchell and W. M. Davis attended services here Sunday. CLARKSVILLE NOTES. 'Dr. R. L. Redmond was in Nash ville last Thursday to witness the Tournament. Misses Johnnie. Maud and Sammie Cly Perry, formerly of this city, but irp.cemt.lv of 'Murfreesboro. are tne charming guests of their aunt, Mrs. Mattie Jackson, Artie street, and will be here for a few days. Mr. D. A. Trotman, wno went to Florida for his health several weeks ago, his returned much improved. Mr. Eliiah Childress, of Louisville, Ky.. is spending a few days in our city visiting relatives and friends.. Mrs. Neal MoFall entertained very elaborately on Sunday, giving a de lectable dinner in honor of Mrs. S. H. Killebrew, of Nashville, and Mrs. Adam Dixon, of Des Moines, lowa. Those present were Mesdames Rob ert Snorden, Wlm. Buck, J. W. Robards and S. H. Killebrew. Miss Daisv Dunn, of Atlantic City, N. J.', is the guest of Mrs. Homer Nor- thington. The Twentieth Century Lodge, No. 15, K. of P. held its annual election of officers Tuesday, June 20th, at their casitle hall. Franklin street. The fol lowing were elected: Dr. S. Jeffer son succeeded himself as C. C, as well Prof. W. P. Irvine, V. C, Chas, Hud son, Prelate; Mr. Chas. Cobb was elected M. of Ww and Mr. Willie Har per M. at A.; Mj. Wm. Jenkins was elected trustee for the ensuing 18 months. Mr. Allen Summers spent a few days in Nashville attending the Tour nament. tvio Knle-hts nf Gideon, a recent or ganization in Clarksville, celebrated Monday at the Greenwood Park and mnnv attended the exercises. Bishop C. IH. Phillips, D. D , A. M., at. TV. of Nashville, and youngest daughter, Miss Carlotta B. Phillips, are in our city for a few days. T acf Rnnrlnv was rally day at Wes leyJ Chapel C. M. E. Church, of which Ppv p. j. Coleman is pastor. JHorn ing, afternoon and evening services wpro rnndn.ct.ed. Bishop C. H. rnil lips, of Fifth Episcopal iDiocese, whose riiatHrt now embraces Tennessee. Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana, also Lilpaso-jPacific Mission Conterence, vuhinh inriindps Arizona. New Mexica, California and all the Pacific Slope, woa nrooPTit nnrl at. his best, deiiv oh enrnp very forceful and timely addresses. Rev. C. H. Boone, Pastor of St. Peter A. M. E Church, preached mnct pvrpllpnt sermon at 3 o cIock while Rev. Coleman's sermon at night, ,irQO o wro trpfit tr all who heard him This being a contest rally between the men and women, all put fortn swenu ous efforts, the men raising $64.08 and the women $120.38, making a total of $ii4.46. It must be borne in mind, however that Rev. Coleman assisted the ladies, giving them $50. Golden Rule Temple, No. 7, S. M. T. has taken on new life within tne net m rr tv under the able direction of their District Deputy, Dr. S. Jeffer son, and as a result eighteen candi dates were made this month and it is expected there will ibe more to fol low. The election or omcers will be the second Thursday in July. Within the next few davs Central Drug Store,1 of which Dr. E. S. Ran dals is proprietor, will install one of the most beautiful soda fountains in the state. Mr. Innis Miller, who hob been m Greenfield, Ohio, for the past few nrppirn in the emoloy or C. R. Patter son & Son, Carriage Builders, has re turned home on account of hia health. PIPE ORGAN Recital and Dedication AT ST. PAUL A pipe organ recital will be gflven at St. Paul next Friday night, July Sth. Prof. N. W. Ryder of Fislk University will give the recital, assisted by the Fisk quartette. The dedication will take place on the following Sunday after the . recital Fur ther particulars will be given in the next week's Globe. 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