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PORTLAND, OREGON, SUNDAY 3IORNING, JUNE 21. 1914.
CORBETT'S DEFEAT LAID
TO CHANGE IN STYLE
Incidents Leading Up to Great Battla With riUiimxnona at Cartoa Cltj
Are Related by William A. Brady.
'If there is any doubt in your mind as to where the best assortments, best styles and best values are to be had, it s up to you to post
yourself on this important subject. Make up a list of the things you need see what we offer compare our prices, styles and quali
ties with those to be had -anywhere else. The result will be a most convincing demonstration of the POSITIVE advantage in making
your selections here. We especially want you to note this week's special offerings they're great worthy of your prompt attention.
625 Patterns to Choose From
Four racks like picture, each carrying 125 patterns. Rugs from
12x15 to 6x9 feet on display. Anglo-Persiansj Indians, Arabians,
Royal Worcesters, Bagdads and. Tepracs all here at bottom prices.
Some Special Bargains
Imperial Wiltons, tfJOQ Cfl
9x12 feet, each
sters, 9x12 feet
Extra. Ax mi
sters, 9x12 feet
Saxony Ax min
sters, 9x12 feet
Royal Axmin- COQ flfl
Extra. Axmin- ifcOCi flA
Saxony Axmin- 41 O IZ(
Sussex Velvets, JJ1 7
9x12 feet each.. P
Brussels, 9x12 f t. S
Eureka Brussels, $10 CA
9x12 feet, each.. ?1
Special Brussels, fl Q Cf
9x12 feet, each.. P
Carpets Were Never Sold
So Cheap Before Rugs
Reduced for This Sale
$122 Iron Beds
Ulasslve In design, with two-Inch continuous posts and heavy fill
ers at head and foot. A splendid Bed In every way. Braced with
heavy angle-iron braces. Now is your opportunity to get a fine bed.
Other Beds as Cheap as $2.50
A Special Sale of
Largest display of Dining Chairs in the city,
all reduced for this sale. : This chair as illus
trated is solid oak, with genuine brown
Spanish leather covered slip seat, full box
pattern; sells regularly $4.50. d0 QC
Special for this sale ...... )L,iD
Sold on easy payments of a dollar a week.
$30 Ones at Only
Solid oak, quarter-sawed, pretty
wax oak of fumed finish, colonial de
sign. Regular price 130. 00 Crt
Special for this sale......'. JaSWsJV
This Solid Oak
Solid Oak Rocker, like cut, rhade of fine
selected oak with large broad arms
and back, finished fumed oak or the
pretty golden oak. This is a $7.00
Rocker, priced special for 0A
this week J
$18.00 Solid Oak
This Table is solid oak, 42-inch top,
8-inch pedestal base, extends to six feet
when open. Can be had in fumed or
golden oak wax finish. Regular price
for this Table is 118.00. for 1 QC
this sale at. 1 le7?
Sold ob Easy Weekly or Monthly Pay-
Genuine Circassian Walnut
Colonial Dresser and Chiffonier
Special $35 for the Two Pieces
; : j
Genuine Circassian Walnut Colonial Dresser, made with heavy top,
large 42-ioch base, fitted with two large deep drawers and two top
drawers; has heavy colonial scroll posts and large French beveled
plate mirror. Splendidly finished and con- tfcOlS rip 1 1 "7 RO PJJ
struction guaranteed. Sp'ec'l price, the pair DOJ wl J A I iJJ ca
(Exactly as Illustrated.)
EASV WEEKLY OR MONTHLY PAYMENTS.
Notice We Have Other Dressers as Cheap as S7.SO.
Save 10 to 25 Per Cent by
Buying Your Gas Stove or
I l This Style N J
Buy your Gas Range while the price
Is low, $20 Gas Ranges, t 1 C (t
special at J1U.VU
Other Gas Stoves as cheap as 86. 50
Gas Plates as Low
fit l i at a
I? I 'I Co4
IM P 1 1 fr
I! ! ii Fuel
Gadsby will save you 10
to 20 on your Refrigera
tor this Summer. Prices
from $10.00 to $35.00
Sold on easy terms.
This Davenport for $25.00
Has a recepta
cle lor bed
ding; makes a
bed. Frame is
of oak: seat
and back are
u p h o 1 s t ered
s p r I ngs, cov
ered in chase
tails at S30.00.
week. . . 0iO
Use Our Exchange Dept.
If you have furniture that doesn't suit want something more
up to date and better, phone us and we'll send a competent
man to see it and arrange to take it as part payment on the
kind you want the Gadsby kind. We'll make you a liberal
allowance for vour goods and we'll sell you new furniture at
low prices. The new furniture "-will be ' promptly delivered.
Have furniture you'll be proud of. ; - "
ll'lJ-i 111 VK.. In FuntltilM
ilsy itfor Less
(Copyrlsht, 1914. by William A. Br4jr.)
rriUE public, which had been clamor-
I Ing for a fight between Corbett
and Fltzalmmons. was only stirred
to greater Insistence by accounts of our
experiences in Texas and Arkansas,
where we were balked by determined
Governors. All the time the public
clamored all tne more loudly for a
There was no law on the statute
books of Nerada against boxing, but
experience had taught us that this
meant nothing. However. Dan Stewart,
no whit discouraged, went to Carson,
and In some clever way rot next to the
Governor, who was a big ft Dutch
man, and persuaded lilm to a"k us to
come to that state far the contest. This
was about eight months after the Hot
Corbelt's Attitude Chaasee.
We entered Into another agreement,
but this time I did not get the moving
picture rights. Stewart, by the new
contract, was to build an arena at Car
son with a seating capacity of I0.O0O.
and to arrange for the pictures. He was
to get 60 per cent of the profits on ail
privileges and contests, and the re
mainder was to go to Corbett and Fits.
Simmons, share and shsre alike.
Corbett, his miner. Oelaney and the
rest of his retinae started fur Carron
about a month before the event. nd
began to train at a little hotel three
miles out of tow n. Suddenly I began to
notice a change In Corbett. He who
had always been so Intelligently re
ceptive of the suggestion and wisdom
of those in whoso skill he had confi
dence became untractable. He became
Impatient of suggestion or opposition.
Ho wanted to run things his own way.
He refused to follow the sdvlce of
Delaney, who knew him so well, but
Instead acted on the advice of Judge
Luwlt-r, an old California friend, who
had come to the training quarters, and
who knew as much about boxing as a
child. During his training he shifted
from the methods which he had found
so serviceable. 1 honestly believe Cor
bett lost his chances by the way he
prepared himself for battle.
If I were a superstitious mm I might
give undue weight to the following in
cident as a bad omen. Just before Cor
bett had met Sullivan and while he was
In training he bought a collie for flO.
a wonderful pugnacious dog, which
would tackle anything.
There was one thing on earth the
dog Ned loved, and only one. and that
was Corbett. And Jim loved the dog
for all his bravery. Ned always slept
nt the end of his muster's bed, and If
anybody approached the room he would
give a terrible growl, in a woru, no
was Corbett's protector.
Doc Protects Fight".
Ned was Corbett's constant com
panion during training for the Sulli
van fight, and went with him to New
Orleans. Then he traveled everywhere
with his victorious master, and made
his appearance on the stage with him
in. the training scens In "Gentleman
Jim." . .
Jt was Ned s growls that arouses tnr
camp one night when Corbett was
training for the Mitchell fight to the
fact that some persons naa enmoea up
next to Corbett's room. It looked a
If they were there to malm or hurt
Corbett. In fact, when they were dis
covered and shot at they shot bsck.
Of course, Ned was the hero of the
When he went to burope Jim loaned
Ned to John W. Norton, and he re
mained with that gentleman until Nor
When Corbett wont to Carson lie tor-
got all about Ned, partly from the fact.
I suppose, that his brother Harry had
brought from Han Francisco a beau
tiful, full-blooded collie for whom Jim
had now conceived a deep aiiociion.
Not knowing this. I thought It would
be a good Idea to take Ned with me
when I should Join Corbett at carson.
I nld Ned's cmpnaei across tne con
tinent in the baggHge csr, took good
care of him and anticipated great pleas,
ure In Introducing him to Corbrtt
again. 1 found Jim sitting with the
beautuui couie aog in m
rnriniialv leslous. sprang at the throat
of tha dog who hsd supplanted him In
his old master's affection, and they had
a terrible row until Corbett savsgely
pulled them apart and klcaea jea out
of the door Into the deep snow.
Ned's Fate fulfill.
That nlaht Corbett. who slept In a
cottage opposite the little uoiei wnere
we were training. tooK tne come ana
went to bed. and the next morning, out
side of Corbett's door, with his noie on
the sill, was Ned frozen sum aiiu
Corbett lost the fight
It became necessary wniie wa were
at Carson to get some young fellow
who could ' rough Corbett aoouu i ne
mn we nad were siaie anu miw v.ui -
bett's tricks, and Delaney thought It
advisable to get somebody to coins up
there and be a sort of punching bag for
the champion a man who could stsnd
his punches. The trainer said he knew
a young man In Han Francisco who
would exactly suit the purpose.
So hs telegraphed on. and two days
later James J. Jeffries got off the train
and became part of the camp. Jeffries
and Corbett used to fight vlcloufly
every day. and the new arrival could
take all that "Pompadour Jim" could
give him, which did not suit the older
man at all.
Yarns were published In the news
papers about Corbett knocking out Jef
fries In practice, but no such thing ever
occurred. There was something about
this punching bag. Jeffries, that mads
me and Delaney observe him carefully.
We saw that he was a "comer," and I
at once made a proposition to take him
East with me, but he did not want
The preparation for the taking of
moving pictures of this fight was next
on the programme. A great big rough
house was built, and four cameras In
stalled, so that If one broke down the
others could operate.
This was the first time that machines
were caUed In to take pictures of any
great event the beginning of It all
Just an experiment and nobody knew
whether the cameras would work. In
fact, in the last round the camera did
break down at the most unfortunate
moment, and failed to get a picture of
the blow with which Cqrbett was fin
ished the one which Fltxslmmons
made famous as tha "solar plexus
At the time of the event the place
was fuU of notables. Senator John J.
Ingalls, of Kansas, was there as a spe
cial writer, and It was very amusing to
see this very distinguished man as he
sat In a box with Mrs. Fltxsimmons.
who was constantly loudly coacfilng
ber husband in terms of the ring.
At the sound of the bell Corbett be
gan punching and Jabbing with his left,
which waa very effective, and for six
rounds made a fool of his opponent.
lu the slx:h Corbett landrd on Fltx
simmons and knocked him down. Fltx
simmons took the count.
After the fight waa over we claimed
that he was down longer Ihsn It see
onds, and that William MuMoon. whs
was the referee. Iivored him si tint
point. But we did that for effect. The
truth of the matter Is. Fltaslmmont
was not badly hurt In this round, and
Dimply did what all experienced bosere
do took the benrm of nine full sec
onds before getting up.
Then Coibett. In his endeavor t
knock lanky Bob out. fousht hlmpell
out. errd the men returned to their ror.
nera Fltsslmmons recuperated very
quickly and was himself again at the
beginning of the seventh round. I'M
Corbett never "ram bark." II grew
weaker and weaker, while the enoief
arew stronger and stronser, until the
fourteenth round, a hen (he Cornlali-
BKSlTiri I, THOPHY i(.iri.
1U 1 AC MT f HMrlOMir
Ra Festival Trrr by
T. J. Meaaeahall' ratals
Id Rim Festival Regatta.
It innks as If the dsys of the
ripsrrow the ever-winning
rlisniplon were history, Arthur
Hliolln now has lost Ihrlce to
Mendeuhall's Virginia. Ths first
time was on June 10. when In
Virginia won the Orrsnn title by
a fraction of a minute over
five-mil course. The beat re
peated on Wednesday and did It
a third time Friday night over a
seven-mile course. The next tltl
meet will be at the Astoria He
gatts, when the mettle vf all the
craft will b tried In the heavy
winds and rough aicr of the
- - i T
man delivered Ms famous olsr plexus,
snd thst was the end of Corbstt as
Corhett got up and tried lo fight Web
after tha bell had rung. I Jumped Inte
the ring and made a sueerh and rlalmed
It waa all a mistake, and (hat ha was
not out, that he ha a right to g on.
Hut the Verdict was against ua. Cor.
bett was taken to his room, broke
To b continued.)
UOVr TOtKNAMirVT ATTACkKO
Kngllsh Writer Denounce (.ante
"Incarnation of Fgtitlnn."
LuNIK)N. June SI. l the litols of
the recent golf ehamnlonahlpa ther
broke out a fierve letter. to-t lie-press
battle, which still rsges, on lb merit
of the gsine. In the provo-tlva arll"le,
"Antl-Ciolf,"' signed himself t a general
denunciation of the gsme, both for
bos and elders, but particularly brand,
ed It ss altogether unfit for school,
bays. Under no circumstances should
thny be allowed to play It. he con
tended. It was a pastime, not a game,
snd larked tha disciplining and spirit
of team games.
II called It "the Incarnation of slow,
fooled egotism, demanding style of
stroke which crsnips and spoils th
style demanded lor real games" He
concluded: "I.awn tmnis Is bad enough,
but golf l entlrel there Is ti stlier
word for It damnable.
Th argument of the devotee f
golf who flocked to th defena of their
sport msy easily be Imagined, but
"Antl-Jolf" had many lo eld with
him. On wrote: "Chiefly by reason of
the gTowth of ostlonsl slsckness. go'f.
with Its Indecent posturlnis among
young women and heavy wsgerlng
smong men. hss crept upon the country
like a destroying fiihgua."
goijv and roio nai.i
pohsne Visitor Will D Ourst al
Vavrrlr Cluli, July 4.
Thre golfing vent and a polo
match between th Waverly Country
Club and th Hpokan rolo Club team
have been arranged ss th July 4 pre
grsmm to tsk plsc at th Wsverlf
Th first golf event Is the men .
handicap, which starts at A. M
This will b medal play, with prises
for both net end gross scores.
At 1:30 I". M. the women's handi
cap stsrts. also II holes medal play and
prises also will be awarded for both
the grnaa and 1h net scores.
At 1:1" P. M. ther will h mixed
foursomes. II holes. The polo gam,
th last of a series of four, will stsrt
at 1 o'clock.
Th evening will b spent In dsne.
Ing snd dinner will be served. Th
visit of the Hpokane polo player will
b-mad th occasion for many social
functions during their stay.
CArmiKV TOCHNAMIAT BIM-HD
Nearly 100 Yoongler V.prri& t
Vlmy on Waverl! IJnks.
Th annual caddy tournament at th
Wvrly Country Club link stsrts
This usually brings ut om clever
talint. as It Is from this sourr th
ranks of th professional are devel
oped. Just now the boys are ell prsrt icing
snd every moment when they sre not
on duty they swarm over the south
grounds, which have been allotted to
their us. Nearly 100 boys art s
pected to enter th tournament.