John L Sullivan, sports page editor 26Feb1909
World. Real Estate and Sporting News Real Estate and Sporting News VANCOUVER, B. C. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26. 1909. EJovoHMog an LBGitw&p ISooeSo We carry all the latest novelties which are used for the safe - carrying of money. It always pays to have a safe place to carry your money. If you are traveling there is no more convenient and safe place to keep your valuables than a money belt. These belts are made of soft calfskin and are divided into a number of convenient pockets. It is impossible with one of these belts to lose any of your valuables. We also have coin ovals, bill folders, wallets, pass case, etc., etc. Mail orders of all kinds filled. KNOWLTON'S DRUG STORE CORNER HASTINGS AND CARPALL STREETS THONSB a!Ui - 3.. OPKN DAY AND NIGHT. r g j - i r - v edited by King Reminiscences or rormer DaysJohn L. Sullivan Does Yonr Watch Keep Time ? It may have suffered through misuse of some kind. WE HAVE THE SKILL to restore it to rellablo service no matter how it became damaged. lYTILfTON BROS. la - l4H Cardura Itmi (VATCH1I DIASfOVDI A Canon in Residence is the title of a new book, by a new author, a book that has taken the reading public in England by storm and is rapidly making its way on this side. The story is well written, well told and is highly amusing'. - Trice $1.25 We have added largely to our lending library during the past week and have reduced. the exchange fee to 10c. THOMSON STATIONERY OS. EXPLAINS HIS STAND ON THE COLOR LINE IS HASTINGS ST. PHONC 3820 WOMAN BKKAKS KKCOUH. T.OXr ..CH, Cal.. Feb. 20. Miss Mario K. Fike, of Mndion. S. !., yesterday broke Miss Lillian Williams' record for continuous swimming without a rest, by staving in the plunge here seven hours. She eniorefl the water at l:fiO a.m. ami left it at 4:r0 p. m. Miss Fike came here a year ago, practically an invalid. Mintrd'l Liniment Cures Garget in Cows John L. Says Fake Telegram Was to Blame for Reports About Match With Jackson. I By John L. Sullivian.) There's been a good deitl of talk about the color line just now. especially about "Yours truly," ami the stand I took regarding colored men. It is true that I was matched to box fleorge Geoffrey very early in niyoareer an 1 that was the only time I ever gave colored iigilists any consideration from a professional standpoint, although there were many of whom t regarded highly in a personal sense. It lias been reported again and again that I once signed to tight Peter Jackson. That is not true. Jackson wan willing enough to meet me, hut I had drawn the line, and kept.the line drawn. I made no bones about it. The public knew my position on the question, "l'arson" Davis, UKinager of Jackson, once claimed to have a telegram from me telling him to go ahead with the details of a fight with Jackson. There were never nny such articles drnwu or even suggested that I would have signed. The nearest I came to fighting Jackson was once, when the question was put to ine squarely. I said that if they got ?:.'0,0K I would cover it and would go inio n room with Jackson and have it out.' but that I would never agree to meet him in the (Continued on Pace li.) WHEN SULLIVAN STOPPED BIG MAORI Ex - Champion Tells How He - Smashed Huge Australian ThrougS the Ropes VP hat Happened. (By John I,. Sullivan.) I have, been adked to tell of some of the, picaresque fifthte of my career. Picturesque may be a good word nt, far as the peotntor of the contests are concerned, but 1 was too busy in most o' them to take stock of the pfccturewjuo nature of the, atfair. One of the must spectacular ring contests I ever took part in wa& my fight with SUide, the big Maori, who wiw imported to beat me lifter I had defeated practically all the white fighters in sight. There was a great blowing of Herbert Slade's bazoo, when the Maori half - breed veil imported to giw me the lullaby. A gent in New York who was scraping the earth with a fine - tooth comb to get a nuin to lick me was. the cause of taking Slsde from his happn - home in Australia, and we met. in Madison Square Garden, New York, in August, 1884. "This is the time the wind comes out of your sails, and you'll go back to Boston in an ice - box,'" was one of the message handed to me, by the gent referred to. That was before taking Slndn on. There was a crowd there to muke your head swim. Slade looked fit for Ijis part, with 6 fleet ! 3 - 8 inches, carrying 2116 pounds of beef. He could handle himself well, knew how to box, and entered the ring cork - sura of doing me up. He looked as good as any man I ever faced, and the crowd was ready to see assault and battery, rough house, explosions, and so forth. In the first round, after sparring a few seconds, 1 felt for him with a smash full in the face, following it up with another in the neck. then 1 floored" him with another. When he got up, we met like a couple of bulls and 1 handed him a punch that smashed him through the ropes and off the plat form, head first, into the crowd. In the second round I walloped him all over the ring. The third round was short and Sbide went down and out. Captain Williams, with his famous side - whiskers, Jed the police into the ring to stop the fight, but there wasn't any fight to stop, the importation being busy dreaming of home. I afterward took Slade in roy party on a tour of the country. He stayed with us till we struck Utah, wthere he joined the Mormons, and he's there yet, 1 giiesa. WHEN HOGAN FLOORED ME. Jack Hogan, of Providence, was one of the few - iind - far - between men to knock me down in a bout. I ran into his fist, but I didn't explain just win - Jack got the chance to get me off my guard. It was very early in my career, when I had few friends to open the way for me to exhibit my punch, and it wasn't easy to butt into the game. Hearing that there were boxing matches pulled off every week in the Theater (,'omique, in Providence, I got Billy Ma - hony to give me a letter of introduction to Penis O'Reilly,' a man of prominence in that. city. Mr. O'Reilly was as good a sport and as fine a gentleman as his namesake, Boyle O'Reilly, of Hoston. 1 found Mr. O'Reilly in a big dry goods store in Providence. here lie was manager. Pushing my letter to Km, I asked him to help me get an cuage - ment. That evening he took me to ( ontlninsl on Ps" IS ) Rcynier Gloves Every pair guaranteed MORE & CLARK 303 Hastings Street ! Millinery ' Parlors jl Now Open FASCINATING STYLES IN WOMEN'S SPRING SUITS ; There's a noticeable lack of elaborate trimminps, styles being plainer. Hut there's a wealth of beauty in the new materials which is enhanced by the superb tailoring. 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Xew Knglish Moreen Underskirts, in reseda, mauve and leading colors $2.50 Xew Dress Silks, in black and colors taffetas 50c to $1.75 Orientals, Pailettes, Messalliues, Moires, Pongees, Rajahs, Etc. colors 35c to $2.00 ill j RARE PHOTO OF SULLIVAN - K1LRAIN FIGHT iJO (By John I.. Sullivan.) Every time I look nt this old photo the only one I possess of that battle I am vividly reminded of the great difference between championship ring battles as fought in 18S9 and present day conditions. The above photo was taken just prior to the first round of the memorable contest between Mr. Ktl - rain and myself, near Hichburg, Miss. I say "memorable," because it was the last championship battle fought under London prise ring rules, and with bare knuckles. Richbiirg in those days was little more than a village composed of a sawmill and a few houses. It is located iiljjnt 10U miles from New Orleans, from wh'ih point we came by train, the tickets in the train costing the sporis $10 each. The ring. was pitched in the woods, .is ciin be seen from the picture, a (..nig of carpenters having hastily erected it the day before the fight. the Mate were arranged in amphitheater stic. Just before the photos was taken there was a stirring scene in the nrg. Sheriff Slater, who hud charge of thai county, hud read the riot wt to the assembled crowd and threatened them all with arrest if the fight w.is held. But: a score of prominent politicians and business men surrounded him in the ring,' after listening respcti" illy to his readin,' or the riot net, und the over - zealous sheriff was slipped a roll n - taining $L)50, which caused a convenient lapo of memory on his pint. My mot vivid recollection of that day is. of the terrific licut of the summer sun as it be,it down on stripped in the ring. The temperature is said to have been 118 in the shade; what it was in the sun you can imagine. The fight netted me iiltfiuf $:iti.(l!l. counting side bets and everything. Hut of that amount it required nearly S:ifl. - 0(10 to square matters with the authorities, and 1 guess T got off pretty cheap at that. SN L TELLS 0 mm new CHAMPION Sullivan Doubts Jeffries' Ability to Beat Johnson Thinks He Has Discovered a Second Jeff. il'.y .Iu!:ii I.. Sullivan.) "Who do yo!i think will be the next Itca . y ci'.'i.t champion of the worl i :" Wherever I go nowadays, about ni.ie people out of every ten I meet ak me that iiie - lion. It is a pretiy bard one to answer for it will lake a pretiy clever t'ghter to 'neat this I I ;i - k I'eliow. J - io'.c Johnson. Kveryone seem - ; In think that if Jim Jeffries ges in hape he will lie nhle to give the negro a si lunlicr - swa t. should the meeting ever take p!(t"e. J! it you will lattice tie "if" is there as larifi as a knoeiio it punch. That is ihe lens! of the wiin'i' mallei'. 1'ersomtJb , I do not believe that Jeffries will tver he able (o get back itil as good shape as when he met Jini Corbetl last. And while I hate to niiniit it. lie would need In be in every bit ns eiiial!y strong and fast to be able 10 ret away wiih Johnson. For that lihiek fellow has everything in hi favor youth, science and speed and if he proves any exception to the avenv.e negvo, .which I doubt) lie will cetaiii tluisc qualities for some years yet. In the event of Jeffries being unable to defeat John - oil 'we. will have to l"o!t to some oilier lighter to bring hack lha oliainpiipishi;i to the while race. And in this inneeiioii 1 tiriniy believe I have discovered a young man 'who seems lo have the makings of a champion in him. His naaie is .Mark O'DonnolI, n young Irish American like 'myself, only 24 years old. lie is six feef one inch high and weighs 1!H now. What impressed ine most with this lad i the fact tb.it for several weeks he was in Jack John - sou's eainp as a sparring partner when the latter was training for his tight with Marvin Hart, and Johnson let hiiu K'nntinnsd on Page JOHN L. SULLIVAN IN BARE - KNUCKLE BOUT WITH LITERA TURE pura m EMI ivirWBMpiMW' ltmM i? r ft? Si n S '.1 .'A - K 'JfcW V 3 ' - X.I Ft tern; r - iA9 Ml: mm S tS m JOHN L. SULLIVAN AT THE SPORTING EDITOR'S DESK AND BOSSING THINGS IN THE COMPOSING ROOM. Sullivan's Hardest Training Was ESSS2mSSBESEp For Fight That Never Came Off (By John I.. Sullivan.) One of the hurdewt turns nt training I ever did was for a fight that never tame off. I got ready to make a demonstration on the make - up of Dominick McCaffrey, and I never made it. It is quite a story. To begin with, McCaffrey was matched to fight Jake Kilr.iiu before the swell Cribb club of Huston. K ilra in appeared to curry out his part of the coutrnct, but fur aoiue l'taou McCaffrey didn't sh..w up. The head man of the Cribb club, a Mr. Appillonio, 1 think it was, announced to the members of the club that never would McCaffrey be allowed inside the ijoorn of the piaffe because of his failure to come to the scratch. Well, after the failure to meet Kil - rain, McCaffrey fought l'ete Mi - Coy iu the old Windsor theatre in Host. .11. The Imut wasn't a decision and 1 was in Mi - ; tVy's comer and told Dominick what I thought of him. lie declared that he ! could not only wallop McCoy, but he ! could lick me. He added some things words which, all the world over, meau fight. At that time only the boldest kind of tnen used the kind of language on nie that McCaffrey did, and as he made hi boasts before quite a crowd of folks, I made np my mind to make him eat his words. A match was arranged, and we were to meet in riiiladclphia. I went to I'atsy Sheppard. of Boston, and told him I wanted him to train me for the work oa the hide of the bold and boastful Dominick. "1 11 train job upon one condition.' M Paty, "and that is that you'll do absolutely what I tell yoa as regards eating and drinking, especially drinking." I made the promise and stir k to it. The training was as stiff as I'atsy oo.ild make it, and there wasn't any drinking in ii nt all. When the time cauie for the battle iu Philadelphia, I was nt tit as a fiddle and Doniiuick McCaffrey might well have felt a little w - mk around the knees nt the prospect of what was before him. i!ut, to give him credit, 1 think he was as eager for battle us I was and I was simply crazy to get him within n comfortable ring and beiore as large a crowd as he had when he made his original deli. The night tiie battle was scheduled for there was a luob of sports gathered in little old Philadelphia to see it. if John t. Kockefeller or J. 1'ierjMiut Morgan or any other geyser who owns all the money had dumped a cartload of gold in front of me as aiiindiicemeut to have uie call off the tight, I'd have given him the laugh. There wasn't money enough in the mint to have got me to let Domini' k off. even if he bail wanted to duck the meeting, which he didn't. roucK si'uii.KD a t;oor thim; I Cut. just as we were about to start the ball going, in came a dock of police, aiiJ tliey deilared the whole thing off. Say, you might have knocked me down with a feather. All my hard training had gone for nothing, ami there was Dominick within arm's reach and they Wouldn't let nie show him. Or all the thousands who bad looked forward to that battle. I was the most disappointed, and I don't know bow much liquor I ned in drowning my sorrow. fljsOT Minaed's Llnlmsnt Curs Colds, Ilk Our store is open every evening until 10:30 and during that time our delivery service is here for you to avail yourself without any extra charge. No order is too large or too small for us to send. Every customer receives the same prompt and personal attention. We aim to please. 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