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Daily " Bonanza
Silver 51.
Lead 430-3714.
Copper 1223-50.
Fair Sunday.
VOL VI. NO. 171
Chief Executives of United States and Mexico Exchange Greetings
black fighter hands big
wallop to Michigan boy
So Sudden is the End That Johnson Does Not SHERIF F SHOT
Realize lhat His Opponent is taking the
(Associated Press)
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 16. Jack Johnson vindicated his
right to the heavyweight championship title today by knocking
out Stanley Ketchel in the twelfth round of what .was to be a
20 round affair. The end came so suddenly that when Ketchel
rolled to the floor, the referee twice counted him out, while the
10,000 .persons in the crowded arena waited in absolute silence
for a full minute. Even Johnson, who leaned against the ropes
half dazed by his own fall a moment before, didn't seem to re
alize what had happened. The climax of the fight was crowded
into 34 seconds. At the beginning of the last round there was
little to judge from in the preceding rounds to pick the winner.
The men met in the center of the ring, clinched, and wrestled
to Johnson's corner. The negro broke away and, poising
himself, dashed at Ketchel, who sprang to meet him. Ketchel
drove a right at the black's lowered head. Johnson ducked and
the blow landed behind his ear. He stumbled and fell, land
ing heavily.
Ketchel backed toward the ropes
with a smile glimmering on his
battered and blood streaked face.
Johnson rose slowly as though he
was dazed. As he straightened to
his knees his eyes encountered his
opponent's. With the fury of a
wild beast he leaped across the ten
feet that separated them and shot
his right fist to the white man'',
jaw, while his left crashed to the
stomach and the right swung again
with lightning speedi catching lv.s
antagonist's head as he reeled back
from the onslaught. Ketchel drop
ped heavily and Johnson, unable
to stop from his rush, sprawled
across his beaten rival's legs and
foil full length himself.
Ketchel won many friends by his
showing today. From the moment
he entered the ring until he was
carried out half unconscious, he
was game to the core. He was out
weighed, over-matched and in every
way a physical Inferior to his gigan
tic opponent, but he tought a cool
well planned, gritty fight.
Johnson during the greater part
of the contest kept away from the
white man, and when he felt Ketch
el's left hook he seemed more than
ready to go slow about the work.
A conservative estimate tonight
placed the house at $25,000, and of
this the fighters receive 60 per cent,
or about $15,000. Of this Johnsoi
received 60 per cent, about $9000
and Ketchel 40 per cent, about
The following bulletins of the
fight by rounds are furnished by
the Tonopah club, where they were
received yesterday afternoon during
the progress of the contest:
Round 1 The men did not shake
hands. Johnson towered above his
adversary by several inches, The
.- champion scored almost immediate
ly with a hard left hook to the
stomach. "Make him lead!" yelled
the spectators to Ketchel. Ketchel
apparently was determined to make
the black lead, and sparred for al
most half a minute. Johnson at
long range shot his left to the face
twice with lightning-like rapidity.
Ketchel forced the black against the
ropes but the latter wriggled away
without receiving a blow. The bell
rang with the men in the center of
the ring. It was an utterly tame
round, both men fighting with ex
treme caution.
Round 2 They ran to a clinch
and Referee Welch pried them
apart. On the break Johnson shot
a straight left to the nose and soon
thereafter duplicated it. At every
clinch Ketchel was playing with
short-arm blows for the stomach
In a clinch Ketchel uppercut hard
to jaw with left and this angered
the champion, who rushed in with
left and right to body'. Ketchel
slipped to the floor with consider
able force. He was up quickly and
rushed in, but had great difficulty
in getting under Johnson's long
reach. Johnson merely toyed with
Ketchel until the bell ended the
Round 3 They sparred for fully
30 seconds and then closed in, bolu
swinging right and left at close
range, Ketchel landing on the body
once with right. Ketchel drove his
right high on the negro's breast
and as they clinched Johnson upper-
cut twice with his right. The ref
eree then separated the belliger
ants. They again rushed to close
range, Johnson putting in several
short ' arm rights and lefts to the
stomach The white man upercut
with left to the face as the men
broke from a clinch. Just before
, the round ended Johnson swung his
right on the jaw. Ketchel went to
his corner dancing, however, and
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shave for the negro and missed by
barely an inch. Johnson steadily
backed away as they sparred for a
lead, with Ketchel following. John
son then released a hard left, land
ing on the jaw.
Round 5 Ketchel opened with a
left to the body to which the cham
pion replied with two weak lefts to
the face. Johnson then jarred his
oponent's head with two straight
lefts to the nose. Ketchel again at
tempted to force Johnson to lead, vo
which the champion failed to re
spond. Ketchel showed unexpected
cleverness at blocking the negro'e
leads whenever Johnson attempted
to lead. Johnson flung his left to
face twice, and the men sparred at
long range, Johnson working in a
straight left to face. Neither man
showed damage as the round ended.
Round C Each missed a left
swing and then Ketchel landed a
left to body and followed with an
other left to jaw. Johnson coun
tered with a left to stomach, then
shot out his left, catching Ketchel
on both hands as the latter threw
up his guard, and Ketchel was sent
to the floor. He was up smiling,
however. Johnson uppercut with a
right to jaw and raked Ketehel's
face with a succession of lefts to
the jaw. Ketchel continued to
force the pace but was met with
two lefts on the nose that started
blood. .- Johnson had a good lead
and it looked as though he was
holding back. In every clinch dur
ing the fight Ketchel was bent back
ward by the superior weight and
strength of the negro.
Round 7 Johnson swooped in
with two lefts on the nostrils, his
oponent countering with a hard left
hook to the body. Johnson shot
another straight left to the nose
(Bv Associated Press.)
SALEM, Ore., Oct. 10. As a re
sult of a battle with the five es
caped convicts, Deputy Sheriff John
son was shot in the leg during the
fight and was taken to Indepen
dence. The fugitives were located
today in the brush along the Wil
limette river and as soon as they
found themselves discovered tho
convicts opened fire on the seven
officers pursuing them. The con
victs have cut the telephone wires
between here and Buena Vista, and
the only means of communication !s
by automobile.
1 By Associated Press. )
RENO, Oct. 16. The University
of Nevada defeated the Olympic
club of San Francisco today in a
splendid game of Rugby, bya score
of 10 to 5.
Philadelphia University of Penn
sylvania, 13; Brown University, 5.
West Point Yale 17, Army 0.
Princeton Princeton 20, Univer
sity of the South, 0.
Cambridge Harvard 17, Univer
sity of Maine, 0.
Ithaca Cornell 6 Ford ham 12.
Chicago Chicago 14, Illinois 8.
Ann Arbor Michigan 33, Ohio 6.
New York Carlisle 14. Syracuse
Annapolis Villa Nova 11, Navy
( By Associated' Press, i
BERKELEY. Oct. 10. Fighting
a battle royal against a team their
equal in weight and skill, the Stan
ford freshmen reversed the history
of the past four years by winning
the freshman intercollegiate game
from California this afternoon by
a score of 5 to 0.
The gamfe closes the Rugby
match and is recorded as an inter
collegiate game. Only hard fight
ing and an invincible defense at
critical moments prevented a tie
score. At five different times Cali
fornia carried the ball to within a
yard of the Stanford goal.
(Associated Press)
NEW YORK, Oct. 16. The Loz
ier No. 3, driven alternately by
Ralph Mulford and Cy Patscheke,
won the 2 4-hour automobile race at
Brighton Beach tonight, and estab
lished a now world's record, ' cover
ing 1,196 miles. The distance cov
ered is 19 miles better than the
record made over the same course
last yeaf- by Robertson in a Simplex.
1 -.r-'Assures Diaz of His Friendship While
Diaz Assures Taft of His High Esteem
Taft Resumes Journey South.
(Associated Press)
EL PASO, Oct. 16. The long expected meeting between
Presidents Taft and Diaz occurred here today. Outwardly it
was attended with a display of soldiery, a flare of trumpets, the
booming of cannon and a pomp and ceremony suggestive of
supreme authority, but in the actual hand clasp of the two ex-
ecutives and the exchange of courteous words which passed,
there was a simple but cordial informality. Taft, speaking first,
assured Diaz of his warm personal regard. In responding, the
Mexican executive assured Taft of his high esteem of the man
who had accomplished so much in the Philippines. In Cuba,
and elsewhere, and who now had the honor to be the chief ex-
ecutive of so great a nation as the United States. Both presi-
dents dwelt on the cordiality of the relations existing between
the United States and Mexico. Taft declared that today's meet-
ing was not necessary to make stronger the bonds of friendship,
that it merely typified the strength of the bonds as they al-
ready existed. There were leas than a score of people permit-
ted to witness the meeting of the two presidents.
and Ketchel missed a fearful left
swing for the jaw. As they closed
in, Johnson uppercut with a right
to the jaw, and Ketchel used the
negro's shoulder as , a mat with
which to wipe the flowing blood
from his nostrils. At close quar
ters Johnson landed several times
on the nose and face. Suddenly
Ketchel swung his left with terrific
(Continued on Page 2.)
(Bv Associated Press.)
SEATTLE, Oct. 16. At midnight
tonight the 150,000 electric lights
of the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific expo
sition were extinguished, closing the
prosperous life of the world's fair
of 1909. The total attendance was
375,000. The exposition paid all its
debts and earned a surplus, which
has not yet been computed, for the
i i-y Associated Press.
LONDON, Oct? 16. Hall Caine,
the author, suffered a severe attack
of heart trouble during last nighc
His condition is such as to cause
much anxiety.
San Francisco
San Francisco 4
Oakland l
Portland 10
Vernon 1
Los Angeles
Los Angeles . . 5 '
Sacramento . -. . . , 6
Los Angeles (Second game)
Los Angeles . 3
Sacramento . . 2
Called in seventh by agreement.
put flowers at Rounsevell's, Main
strfcet. 14 If
Even these few were excluded af
terward when Taft and Diaz with
drew into an inner room of the
Chamber of Commerce building,
where a historical meeting occurred,
and they were attended only by
Governor Creel of the state of Chi
huahua, former ambassador to the
United States, who acted as inter
preter. The scenes of today's ceremonies
shifted from time' to time from this
city across the Rio Grande to the
typical little Mexican settlement of
Ciudad Jaurez. In the custom
house there Diaz received a return
call from Taft, and again late this
evening entertained the American
president at a large dinner party
and state banquet.
The day was marred by one un
toward incident. A lad 15 years of
age was stabbed to death by a com
panion just as President Taft step
ped from the train' upon its arrival
in the center of the city this morn
ing. The boys were in the crush cf
people gathered in the plaza ani
pushing forward to catch a glimpse
of the president, when they became
involved in a fight. Noll Morgan,
14 years old, pulled a knife and
before bystanders could interfere,
Lawrence Wimber, aged 15, was ly
ing mortally wounded, stabbed to
the heart. Death resulted before
the ambulance arrived. Morgan
was arrested and is held in the
county jail tonight.
An interesting incident of the day
was a declaration of neutrality over
the El Chamizal territory, a part of
the city of El Paso, over which Mex
ico contended for sovereignity. The
disputed strip was formed when the
Rio Grande river changed its course
a mile or two to the westward.
The contention of the American
authorities is that the change was
gradual, due to natural accretion
from the American side. The Mexi
can authorities contend that the
change was due to a sudden change
of course, and that the United
States gained no additional terri
tory by the shifting of the natural
(Special to the Bonanza.)
DETROIT, Oct. 16. Pittsburg
won the world's championship at
Bennett park today by defeating
Detroit by the overwhelming score
of 8 to 0 in the seventh and decis
ive game of one of the greatest bat
tles ever fought for the world's
title. This gives the National
league champions the victory by i
count of four games to three. It
is the third successive defeat of tha
American league champions in the
world's series, and consequently Is
the third straight victory for the
National league, the Chicago team
having defeated Detroit in 1907 and
To Charles Adams, the phenom
enal young pitcher from the Louis
ville American association team, be
longs the lion's share of credit for
the victory, and his wonderful ex
hibition of pitching has crowded
Wagner, Clarke, Leach and other
Pittsburg stars into the background.
Today's victory was his third of tho
series, and he held Detroit safely
throughout the game. He allowed
but six hits and in only one inning.
the fourth, did Detroit get more
than one safety,
"Wild Bill" Donovan and Mullen are Unable
to Stop the Pirates.
Adams allowed onlv one base Oil
looked fresh. Johnson kept up a I balls and in four innings retired
running fire of talk with his sec
onds during the minute's rest.
Round 4 After a sparring test,
Johnson rushed in, forcing his man
to the ropes, and, placing his arms
around Ketchel fairly carried him
to the center of the ring. "Make
him lead" was the repeated In
junction from Willus Brltt. Ketci
el missed a terrific right swing In
tended for the jaw. It was a close
the hard hitting American leaguers
in one. two, three order.
The crowd was a distinct disap
pointment as there were only 17,
562 paid admissions. It was ex
pected that the game would break
all local attendance records, owing
to Us importance. The receipt
were $19,677, which is divided,
$1,967.70 to the national commlH
slon and $8,854.65 to each club
owner. This brings the total at
tendance for the seven games up to
145,444 and the total receipts t)
The weather was far from Ideal
for baseball, but it was better than
that which prevailed for the other
three games played here. The mer
cury registered close to 50 degrees
above zero. The two twirlers upon
whom Detroit had pinned its faith
in winning the great series were
lacking when the critical time came.
"Wild Bill" Donovan lived up to
his nickname by passing six bat
ters and hitting another in the first
two innings. While this lack (f
control allowed Pittsburg to score
only two runs, it had a bad effect
on the Detroit defense and Pitts
burg scored oftener after that.
Donovan allowed a two-bagger
and a single in the third, but a
snappy double play stopped Pitta
burg from scoring. George Mullln
was sent In to bat for Donovan in
the third inning and took up the
pitching after that. The Detroit
man was not equal to the task of
plthcing four games out of seven,
and was easy for the Pittsburg hat
ters after Donovan had given them
their start.
Mullln was hit hard In the fourth
and in the sixth, and Pittsburg soon
piled up a commanding load. The
play was fierce In the early Inning,
but Detroit grew discouraged as In
ning after inning went by and H
could not score on Adams, whPe
Mullin was helpless In holding the
National league champions.
Robert Byrne and George Mori
arty were injured in a collision at
third base in the first inning and
both were forced to leave the game.
although Moriarty remained unt'l
after he had hit a two-bagger in
the second.
With Byrne on second and Clarke
at the bat In the first inning, the
Pittsburg manager passed a hit and
run signal to Byrne. The third
b.aseman started for third on the
signal but Clarke missed the ball.
Byrne made a desperate slide for
third and his spikes hit Moriarty
in the leg. He was called out but
both men fell to the ground after
the play. It was found that Byrne
had sprained his ankle and he was
carried from the field. This neces
sitated a shift in the Pittsburg men,
Leach going to third base, while
Hyatt went to center Held. Leach
played a brilliant game at third,
while Hyatt also did well.
Moriarty's leg bothered him but
he remained in the game until the
next inning, and when he went to
bat In the second he hit a two-
bagger Into right field, but could
hardly limp to second base. O'Leary
was sent in to run for him anil
finished the game at third base.
The mildness of the Detroit pitch-
boundary. ,s The matter is still dis
puted. It was agreed between the gov
ernments of Mexico and the United
States today that this territory, ly
ing on this side of the international
bridge, should be regarded as neu
tral and that neither the Mexico ?
nor American flag should be any
where displayed thereon.
in welcoming iresiuenr Diaz,
Secretary Dickinson told him Le
was the first chief executive of his
nation ever to cross the American
border, and that in so doing he
manifested the cordial relations ex
isting between the two republics.
The private interview betweei
the two presidents lasted 15 min
utes, and it is stated that it was
but an : elaboration of the publ'c
utterances of the two chief execu
tives, and that no matters ipartain-.
ing to diplomacy were touched upon
in any way.
In less than an hour after Dluz
had withdrawn, Taft was on his
way to Jaurez to return the call.
President Taft left El Paso at S
o'clock tonight, to continue his jour
ney through the south. Tomorrow
evening he will arrive at San An
tonio, and after spending the day
there will go to Corpus Christ!, to
be with his brother, C. P. Taft, for
three or four days on the latter's
Diaz left Jaurez tonight and is
speeding back to the City of Mex
ico. The Maximiilian silver and gold
service was used tonight at the
presidential table during the ban-,
quet at Paurez, and is valued at
$1,200,000. More than $200,000
worth of cut glass was also used.
This is the second time in his
tory that Ciudad Jaurez has been
the temporary capital., of the re
public of Mexico, but under widely
different circumstances.
In 1866 when Bonita Jaurez,
constitutional president of Mexico,
was driven in defeat before the sol
diers of Maximiilian, self-appointeJ
emperor of the Mexican people, he
took refuge and established his cap
ital in the little city that lies acro3.i
the international boundary stream
from El Paso. For almost a year.
surrounded by a small band of
half starved, poorly clad and almost;
defenseless patriot soldiers, the
president of the Mexican republic
waited and hoped and watched for
the aid that he expected from the
United States; there, after weary
waiting, he finally rallied his forces
and set out on the return march to
the City of Mexico that finally re
sulted In a brilliant victory at Quar
otaro over the emperor and his for
eign troops; the execution of the
emperor and the re-establishment of
the Mexican republic.
There was no preparation for the
coming of the first president who
made Ciudad Jaurez the temporary
capital of Mexico, unheralded and
heartsore from his long journey and
frequent defeats. Bonito Jaurez
rode into the little adobe village
that was then known as Pas del
Norte, on a mule. Through its nar
row, dusty streets between low mud
houses, the patriot president rode
in silence. Few if any recognized
him when he rode into the little
city and settled down on Plaza
Gaudalupe Hidalgo, in the shadow
of the ancient church of the Gaud
alupe, in a long, low adobe house.
to establish the capital of what was
I left of the Mexican republic.
It Is different today. For months
ers is shown by the record of Fred
Clarke. He had four bases on balls
and a sacrifice hit, in five times up.
The outlook for Detroit was decid
edly dark from the first ball that
was pitched. It could be seen that
Donovan was wild as he pitched a
couple of balls to Byrne and thei
hit him.
Leach sacrificed Donovan to Tom
Jones and then came the play at
third which resulted in the injur! ;s
to Byrne and- Moriarty.
Clarke drew a base on balls and
stole second. Wagner also drew a
base on balls, and Miller forced
Wagner at second. Bush to Dele
hanty, ending the inning. The poor
work of Donovan was more pro
nounced In the second, and Pitts
burg was presented with two runs.
Score by innings:
Detroit 0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0 0
Pittsburg 0-2-0-2-0-3-0-1-0 8
Detroit Donovan, Mullin' anl
Pittsburg Adams and Gibson.
PITTSRURG. Oct. 16. Pande
monium reigned here tonight and the preparations have been in prog
I'ittsburg was turned over to thejress for the coming of President
baseball enthusiasts, who wildly eel- Diaz. Troops have been arriving
ebrnted the victory of the Pittsburg daily for weeks to police the city
ball club today. Street car traffic j and serve as a proper military s
was practically abondoned down cort for the president and his dis
town, and the business centers of ! tlnguished guest, the president of
the surrounding suburbs rivaled the
main streets of the city In nois3.
The baseball fans, headed bv
brass bands, marched about the city
cheering like madmen and wavirnc
pennants. Pictures of "Babe" Ad
ams, the winning pitcher, were ills
played by many utores and were
carried by fans In the parade.
the United States. Emissaries hae
been arriving from Mexico City to
complete every detail for the com
fort of the president. Architects,
decorators, florists, cooks of repu
tation, and many secret service
men have thronged the little city
(Continued on Page 4.)

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