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TUESDAY, JULY 5, 1910.
SPORTING NEWS «T©o MUCH JOHNSON" EIPRESSES THE 1 GREATEST TRAGEDY ©F SPORTDOM JOHNSON IS SURE A "WHITE" NEGRO Action in Taking Jeff's Hand at End of Fight Was Fine No Appearance of "Yellow Streak" Yesterday. BY TIP WRIGHT. RENO, July 5.—"T00 Much Johnson" was originally the title of a farce. Today is names a tragedy of sportdom. An analysis of the sentiment expressed ht.« by the sporting men who are folding their tents and slipping away today would be difficult. While yesterday's battle certainly cleared up Johnson's record In a number of respects, and while the black man showed many of the elements of a true sport, it is doubtful If a less popular champion ever held the title. JOHNSON'S WHITE WIFE. There are several reasons con tributing to this, but probably no one factor was more potent than the sight of the beautiful and ap parently educated nnd refined white woman whom Johnson calls wife, standing up in the arena be tween rounds and throwing kisses and waving salutes to the black man. But popular or otherwise, John son is every inch the champion, and in the whole galaxy of ring stars on hand yesterday, probably the greatest assemblage of the kind ever brought together, there was not one lit to shy castor into the ring. And the yellow streak — CLEAREST OF CLEAR DAYS™ Clearer day never dawned than yesterday. So clear, in fact, was the desert atmosphere that the mountains, 18 miles from the arena, seemed but n stone's throw away. Yet there was not one of tho 22,000 who witnessed the contest and sought for a glimpse of the saffron hued streak, that was able to dis cern it. Even in the very first round of the battle, before he was able to know as he did a few mo ments later, that he was fighting only the shadow of the former "California grizzly," Johnson was the coolest nnd most unconcerned man In the arena, stepping over to meet tho man who was the odds-on favorite over him, as though the former had been an unknown ama teur. Johnson promised to give the spectators a surprise. Surprise scarcely expresses it. He had inti mated that he would not convert the battle into a pursuit race, but that he would stand up toe to toe with the mighty Jeff was more than even his friends expected. That the happiness and carefree spirit of the black man on the day before the buttle was not merely a mask was shown during every moment of the battle. That cele brated golden smile never deserted him, and at every stage of the game he was absolutely cool, kid ding his huskier opponent and tan talizing him by telling him where the next blow was to land. UNFAVORABLE CONDITIONS. Nor can credit be denied John son for winning under conditions absolutely unfavorable. There are many states in the union where black men enjoy a greater vogue than in the sagebrush common wealth. Tho talk of possible gun play in event of the negro's win ning, taken in connection with the PROF. GRAHAM'S NEW DANCING ACADEMY Our special summer classes on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings are drawing large num bers. Lady assistants each evening. Private lessons every afternoon. Social dances as usual Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday nights. If you wish to leuru the art of dancing this Is the best place. 330 Main avenue PHONE MAIN 8516 ■eeborn's Moving ran wtU clv* you tha beat aervlca la tha city. We also do a atorago business. Ws sr« at your service at any Urns. Phone. Maiu IM. fact that practically every cent of Nevada money was bet on Jeffries was not Idle twaddle. In the arena not one person In twenty was an admirer or backer of the negro, and not one person In forty was of his own blood. But the champion never worried nor never laid aside his good-natured grin, not even when jeers and even insults were hurled at him by those about the arena, and when tho time came to put over the finishing punch there was no hesitancy. But if Johnson showed to ad vantage in action, he made his biggest hit in his moment of triumph, when, with his friends crushing about him to press their congratulations, he brushed them aside and, strid ing across the ring, took the limp hand of his defeated ad versary, shook it warmly, apol ogized for having had to beat him up so badly, assured him of his appreciation of his gams ness and expressed the hope that there would be no hard feelings. There was a simplicity and obvious sincerity about the negro's action that showed all the better side of his nature. Johnson won through his marvel ous defense and his ability at in fighting, but more credit Is due him for his gamenesß In facing un ruffled a man whom experts had pronounced invincible than for the fight he fought. A man less clever than Johnson could have beaten Jeffries yester day, but a man with less heart or courage could not have been in duced to enter tho ring with the heart of tho undefeated marvel. RENO TODAY LIKE "DESERTED VILLAGE" BY MAX BALTHASAR. RENO, Nev., July s.—Sunday night Reno was the wildest, llvest town in America. Last night It was almost like a city of the dead, liars, gambling rooms, streets, ho tel lobbies were practically desert ed. The heart throb that l\ad held the city at highest tension was gone—dead, by the punches of big black Jack Johnson. Had Jeffries won the city would have witnessed a wilder orgy than ever the oldest inhabitant had seen. In fact, the "gang" had set it self for a busy evening, but when Little Arthur brought home the bayou everything stopped. Special trains that were to be held In or der that their occupants might fit tingly celebrate the white man's victory, silently crept but of town as quickly as the trail) dispatcher could let them go. As a conse quence, when the usually busy hours of the night rolled around the streets looked more like a lane In a cemetery than the "hub of the universe." Automobiles, which throughout the day dashed up and down the streets with a screechy honk honk vanished like the mist. Newsboys, whose cries kept tho evening air alive above the hum of the fight buzz on tho sidewalks, were notice able by their absence. Tho lobbies were deserted, save for the pres ence of a few sad faced admirers of Jeffries who bemoaned less the loss of their money than the beat ing Jeffries received. Last night as soon as the speclul trains could be made up they were hauled out of town, taking away BASEBALL RECREATION PARK SPOKANE TACOMA All This Week and Sunday- Take Traction Car Jack's "(lolden Smile" Helped Some by Colored Man's Biggest Fortune. | many parties that had figured on making Reno a live place for at least one more night. Hut the pall that Jeffries' defeat seemed to have i thrown over the entire city had its effect and the exodus was like one from a city afflicted. Save for the desultory explosion of fireworks by small boys, the streets in the heart of the city were as perfectly proper as a New England village. Reno has seen her best day, for a time at least, in the noise line, but she has hopes that another big fight can be pulled off here in Sep tember. In the meantime the big fight bug, entrained or waiting to get out, is having a fine time keeping his skull and temper within reason able confines. LOCAL SPORT The Varney team walked off the field yesterday at Natatorium park and the game was forfeited to the Dodds, 9 to 0. The Hazelwoods and the Gold Coins engaged In a slugging match, the Hazelwoods pulling down the long end of a 9 to 5 score. The Pacific coast record for 30 miles in a motor boat was broken yesterday when tbe 'Seattle Spirit" of Seattle went the distance in 59 minutes and 4 seconds at Van couver. EVERYTHING SEDUCED CHANTICLER BANDEAUX Braid Pint, ■osattes, Switchsi Oononats and Puffs _ . MILLER-DERVANT rUENCB HAIMDKESSEKS SUO4 Port Bt. Foon* Main 648. LOOK All kinds of repairing—stoves, furniture, mustcul instruments; car pet aud linoleum laid, shades hung, picture framing, etc.; work guaran teed. C. O. D. Repair Works. Dwyer & Son, Props. 1028 Riverside. Main 3749. RAMBLER AND IDEAL BICYCLES Bicycle Repairing. RAMBLER BICYCLE STORE 808 Post Street. Phone Main 8578. TRY THE NEW CAFE! Evorylhing appetizing. We make ail out' own pastry. BUCKLEY BROS. CAFE, 420 Riverside Avenue. THE CHAMPION HAL CHASE AS CAPTAIN HAS MADE YANKEES INTO A REAL BALL TEAM Players ajid critics alike are unanimous In giving a big majority of the credit for the showing the New York Yankees have made this season to Hal Chase, the wonder ful first sacker of the team. It is freely predicted that Chase will succeed Stallings as manager o* the team next year, and it is gen erally believed now that it is Hal's brain which directs tlm Yankees, both on the offense and defense. Chase is the greatest first sacker the game has known since Fred Tenny first showed that a first sacker could be something more than a finure for other members of the team to throw a ball at. He plays deep, probably deeper than any other first baseman, Is marvel ously fast and hits well. The big fellow Is jUBt a youngster direct wire from ringside to Empire Hotel. Aud don't forget that while the wires ai«e busy bringing news of tho fight to satisfy your curi osity, that skilled cooks are busy in the kitchen of tbe Empire Cafe preparing good things to satisfy your hungur. E. WALTER BELL Chef and Manager. The Spokane Press, delivered, 25 cents a month. THE SPOKANE PRESS STANDING OF NOBTHWEST LEAGUE Won. Lost. P.C. — VVon. Lost. P.C. Vancouver 44 31 .587 (Tacoma. . .34 38 A&] Spokane .. 41 34 .547 ;S«attle 29 44 .397 HAL CHASE, GREATEST FIRST BASEMAN IN THE GAME. REMEMBER and should be a dominating figure j in the baseball world for years to OOme, as he takes excellent care of I himself. Uist Beason he was sore and left the team. This year he was made captain when the Yanks were training down south, and since that time his ball playing has been making the American league ■aa sit up and watch him closely. ' Imported Coburger and Pilsener BEERS — on draft lOc A GLASS Diirkin's Three Stores 121 Howard Sprague & Mill 415 Main FIGHT GOSSIM MORE BASEBALL FARCES PLAYED Won. Lost. P.C. Vancouver 44 51 .587 Spokane 41 34 .547 Tacoma 34 39 .466 Seattle 29 44 .397 The afternoon game at Recrea tion park was a farce yesterday as far as real baseball was concerned, Spokane literally knocking the hide off the ball, while Tacoma could do nothing with Killilay. Score, 18 to 3. Tacoma used three of their pitch ers yesterday, but they were all relegated to the bench before the eighth Inning and Rockenfield, the second baseman, went into the box. It really was a shame the way the Indians took to the offerings of Hlankenship's hopefuls. After the fourth inning, everybody that camo to the bat took a healthy swipe at it and it usually went safe. After the fourth Tacoma could do nothing with Killilay. Score: R. H. E. Tacoma 3 8 1 Spokane 18 15 1 Hatteries — Butler, McCament, Maston, Rockenfield and Byrne; Killilay and Shea. Umpire—Frary. Vancouver defeated Seattle yes terday by hitting Zackert when hits were needed. Score: R. H. E. Seattle 0 4 2 Vancouver 3 7 1 Batteries —Zackert and Akin; Miller and Lewis. Umpire—Hall. MAJOR LEAGUES Yesterday's Score. NATIONAL. Afternoon Games. At Boston— R. H. E. Philadelphia 6 10 0 Boston 5 7 4 Moore, Maroney, Foxen and Moren; Frocke, Burke, Curtis, Fer guson and Graham. At St. Louis— R. H. E. Cincinnati 6 9 3 St. Louis 4 9 lj Beebe, Suggs and Clark; Harmon and Bresnahan. At New York— R H. E. Brooklyn 1 6 6 New York 12 12 1 Scanlon, Knetzer and Bergen; Wiltse and Myers and Wilson. At Pittsburg— R. H. E. Chicago 7 11 2 Pittsburg ...2 10 2 Reulbach and KUng; Adams, Phll lippi, Webb and Gibson. AMERICAN. Won. Lost. P.C. Philadelphia 43 22 .662 New York 37 26 .587 Detroit 40 30 .571 Boston 85 28 .556 Cleveland 28 31 .475 Chicago 80 34 .469 Washingtn 25 41 .879 St. Louis 19 45 .297 Afternoon Games. At Philadelphia— R. H .E. Philadelphia 8 11 1 New York 18 2 Coombs and Lapp; Ford, Man ning and Sweeney and Mitchell. At Washington— R. H. E. Roston 6 9 2 Washington S 11 4 Collins, Hall and Kleluow; Cor rigan. Gray and Rreckenrldge. At Cleveland— R. H. E. Detroit 3 9 1 Cleveland 6 8 0 Summers, Stroud and Schmidt;- Falkenberg and Bemls. At Chlcaso— R. H. E. St. Louis 4 6 6 Chicago 7 7 4 Bailey and Killlfer; Smith, White and Sullivan. We make a specialty of expert prescription work. Your physician trusts us; you may safely do so. J. A. Watson Drug Co. •lO."! Riverside. Granite Rlock. ACUTE ATTACK OF "THE MORNING AFTER" Mrs. Jeffries Spends Night in Making Poultices for Jeff Bitter Toward Those Who Made Him Leave Alfalfa Farm- RENO, Nev., July s.—Reno today is suffering from a most acute attack of "the morning after." (By United Press Leased Wire.) It is doubtful If the defeat of James J. Jeffries by John Arthur Johnson caused any more genuine and sin cere regret in Los Angeles, the home of the ex-champion, than it did here at the scene of the fight, where the big Californian had not j only made scores of friends, but had won the confidence of the en tire battling community. Moana Springs was under a pall today. Members of the ex-cham pion's camp were still dazed and bewildered. Roger Cornell and "Farmer" Burns, effrles' two loyal trainers, were in actual tears today when seen at the camp, preparing for the getaway of the party, which will be made some time today. Both men had been up practically the en tire night ministering to the de feated man, being assisted in their work by Mrs. Jeffries, who insisted that, now the fight was over, her husband again belonged to her, in stead of to the public and the train ing camp. The spectacle of Mrs. Jeffries making poultices for the bruised and battered face of her husband was In marked contrast to that presented in the private car of the con queror, where Johnson and his white consort were the center of a group of revelers In a merrymaking of the sort which Johnson has made famous. The Johnson party left for the east at 9:45 last night. The ban quet which Jeffries had arranged for ap arty of his most Intimate friends for last night was called off, and Instead Jeffries partook of a little thin soup, about all he could force through his bruised and badly lacerated lips. Throughout the evening the ex-champion was prac tlcally blinded as a result of the Clearance Sale Ladies' Oxfords, Pumps and Slippers reduced in price. Also Children's Shoes and Slippers. DAVIS SHOE COMPANY JEFF WINS the admiration of all sport-loving Americana by hia determination to get himself in condition. We would like to have gone down to Reno to see the big mix-up, but we are too busy making the best gold crowns for $3.50 and the best plate for $6.50. RED CROSS DENTISTS 12 18 Galena Block (Northeast Corner Pott and Riv erside), Entrance on Post Stmt Walk 25 Feet Off Riverside and Save Dollars;. Phone Main 548. terrible blow on the right eye in the second round—the punch which really gave Johnson the victory. The injured optic did not puff up, as is usually the case, but the lida closed as though paralyzed and the i left was affected in sympathy, so that throughout the remainder of the fight the white man moved about as in a daze. His vision grew poorer during the evening. He wan practically blinded, but it was much improved this morning and Jeffries is expected to be all right In a couple of days. i While the fallen hero de clined this morning to add any thing to his statement of laat night, attributing his defeat to the fact that his youth wee gone, it was learned at the camp that he feels bitter toward those who Induced him to quit his alfalfa farm and the retirement which he so thor oughly enjoyed. Jim Corbett is practically the only member of the Jeffries camp who takes an "I told you so" atti tude. To Corbett's credit, however, it must be said that several daya ago he called the turn by declaring that Jeffries' lack of boxing was go ing to show in the ring, and his pre diction was certainly borne out by the woefully poor Judgment of dis tance and Inability to hit made by Jeffries. For the time being, all plans are off for the world tour which the Jeffries party had planned In event of a victory over Johnson. war hot ow* a bohxi A splendid South Side proposition for $3850.; SIOO down and $30 par month; 6-room modern house; full basement Close in; % block from car line. McCREA & MERRYWEATHER, with Washington Safe Deposit ft Trust Oe, Phono Main 7121. Corner Howard and Spraaus- 114 POST STREET