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Champion's: Colors 'Lowered by. California's Popular Son Racing
News ' y Browns Lose Opening Game at Fresno " s Scores of the
Other Games-' . Dillon Will Not Play Fighting News Sports
Edited by -J.
JIMMY BRITT WINS
THE OREGON DAILY JOURNAL. PORTLAND; SATURDAY EVENING, : MARCH 26, 1801
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; . Ban Francisco, Cat, March 26. There
, have been tights and fights, but members
x of -the old guard f sportsmen who
: atood around the ring last night with
; flushed faces and glittering eyes will
tell you that the contest between Jimmy
; Brttt and Young Corbeu waa the great-
est they had ever seen. It was won by
Brltt after 20 rounds of ' break-neck
UHngrndiMrreer grir that won
i for the aatlve son. When so weak from
i setting the pace that his head wobbled
and his frame swayed, he stood with his
toe to the firing line and swung his fists
at Corbett's head. ' In the 1 matter of
7 clean scoring he outooxed the eham
i pion throughout It waa possible that
the result might have been different If
--Corbett had been aa eager to engage In
- straight Queensberry fisticuffs as was
" his opponent. Corbett la nothing if not
tricky, however. He believes that he
possesses a harder punch than Brltt, and
possibly he -does. ; He knows that In
past contests he has- found it very ef
fective to-spread his feet and place his
head against the other man's chest and
Whale away with overhand blows while
assuming this sawbuck position. It was
1 his eagerness to play sawbuck last night
that, allied to his eagerness to let Brltt
smash away at htm and wait for one
settling punch, that ' enabled Brltt to
pile up Credits while the man who con
quered McGovern and Hanlon lost
ground. It' was very evident from Cor
bett's' inclination to play a waiting game
that he expected , to And Jimmy weak
' and Weedy after making weight. Well,
,'. there were times when Britt was weak
and weedy, and there were others still
. In which he was wiry and waspish. It
waa. on such occasions that .he outboxed
and apparently out gamed Corbett.
' Brltt's Terribla Kef Book. .
Brltt's ; left hook, that terrible body
punch, was much in evidence during the
fight' It reached its mark 'again and
again. It tore into Corbett's stomach,
and from the manner in which the little
fellow winced it was more than likely
that these smashes robbed his own as
saults of much of their Venom.
Corbett's best effort last night was a
Tight uppercut which he sent in when
holding and hitting were In order. It
has always been Corbett's claim that he
can strike a hurtful blow from almost
'any position, and he proved it last night.
It almost seemed as if he naa swivel
joints in his shoulders; he . works an
overhand blow with', such deadly effect
and precision. . .'.' t ; . "
. , But, Brltt was warned not to allow
Corbett to place- his: head against his
Tody In such a'poslttort as to -obtain sta
bility and leverage for those overhand
wallops. In some rounds, when Brltt
twaa" tired 'from his own exertions, he
was forced to swing; "with the tide ' of
' battle and allow Corbett to push him
'around with a lowered head and get in
bis overhand work.
-.'"' Brltt Befosad to Split
Notwithstanding the highly-colored
Stories of Corbett's supreme confidence
.prior to the battle, bis manager made
overtures to the Brltts to split the purse.
.Corbett, while In the ring last night,
stated emphatically that hs had never
even suggested that the purse be
equally divided. On the other hand,
Brltt's father declared that both Corbett
and Harry Pollock, his authorised agent,
did everything possible to cut the purse
In half. Here la the eider Brltt s ver
sion oX the negotiation: "On Wednes
day night I received word from Toung
Corbett that it would be a good idea to
'.split the purse. I said that I could do
nothing In the matter until I saw my
son James. I told the boy what was
tinder way, and he said that under no
circumstances would hs consent to .a
'-division of the -purse.
"You know that when the match was
first made It was understood that Cor
bett was to get a little the best of the
financial end. This concession was mads
because he held the championship. Be
cause he demanded this, bonus, Mr.
Coff roth, the manager of the Yosemits
Athletic club, practically threw up the
original match made between my boy
and Corbett underwrite auspices.
"After the contracts were signed the
newspapers, you- will remember, com
mented upon the proposed distribution
of the purse. This seemed to nettle
Corbett a bit Bo he stated that he was
perfectly willing that the winner should
take 63 and the loser SB per cent of .the
purse.' This arrangement was made.'
' "After I sent word to Toung Corbett
that Jimmy would not divide the purse
I regarded the incident cloaed and de
cided Ho say nothing; about it Thurs
day night Mr. Pollock, . Young Corbett's
manager, called upon me and reopened
the proposition ' to split the purse. ' I
told him that we had made up our
minds and were satisfied with a 66 per
Cent and J5 per cent arrangement."'
The Tight by Bounds. '
-, Round 1 Corbett sent out a left twice.
but Brltt blocked them. ' Two similar at
tempts aiso went who, as aiso aid a
strslght left lead by Brltt for the face.
Both missed uppercuts, a right by Cor-
pen, ana a leu ay jjnu. proen was
gain short with a left lead. Brltt then
hooked his left to the body and quickly
followed it with right and left to the
law. They then clinched, without dam
age.' Corbett planted a-left swing to
Jimmy's ribs and missed a left swing
for the face, ' They then went to a mix-
up without result, and the gong sounded.
Brltt bad slight advantage.
Round t Britt -tried with left and
B li O O D
On aeeeunt ef Its trtgMfnt hldaoeantaa. Blood
PolaonlDS la eommonly eallad the Kins of all
Dlaaaaea. It mar ba ettbar han-dltar w con
trvcttd. oe. the aratam Is tainted with It. the
Wa mt nanlfeat ltaalt la the form ef Scrof
.i. Ihhm. Rheumatic Paina, Stiff or Swollen
Joints. Eruptloaa or Coppr-Colore Spota on the
'a Tor Body, little fylwre la tha Month or oa
the Tongue, aura anroai. nwuuvn uw,iia, aauing
.th Hair or Brefcrowa. and flriall a Ld-
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hart ifinr of thean or almllar rmptoma, nit
BROWN 8 BLOOD TURK. Immeulateljp. Tola
traatment la practically tb raault it Ufa work.
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Irlnea of any kind. It goea to tha vary bottom
of tha dlaeaae and foroea tot ery partlrla ot
Impurity. Boon arery aln and aympiom dlaaa
nvara. completely and furarer. Tb blood, the
tlaaaaa, tb 0ab, tha bonaa and tb wbola aya.
ten are eleanaod, pnrlflod and raatorad tpcr.
fMi haalth. and tb patient praoarad anew for
th dutlr llaares af Ufa. BBUWN's
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tight for the lace, but Corbett blocked.
They mixed it, Britt putting his left to
the body. He almost floored the, cham
plon with a left to the body. -Corbett
fought back wildly, and received a left
swing to the Jaw that nearly put him to
the floor. Corbett's face took on a wor
ried look. He rushed in, but was met
with a straight left to the body that
sent him back to the ropes. They closed
in and Corbett .missed several vicious
left and right swings for the Jaw. Britt
Jabbed with straight lett to the face,
and Corbett swung right hard twice to
Brltt's kidneys. One blow was a hard
one. They mixed and Corbett planted
his right and left on Brltt's Jaw. They
Were in a clinch at the gong.' " V
- Round I In a mtxup both missed with
lefts to head. "Corbett swung a left to
Jimmy's ear, and Britt was wild with a
left swing for the Jaw. Britt Jabbed Cor
bett to the face with a left, and in a
mix Corbett pushed Jimmy to his knees
Brltt wss up quickly and drove a
straight left to the body. They again
mixed it, with the result that Corbett
put in a' hard left to the face. Brltt
then blocked a straight tight for the
body. . They cams to close quarters, and
Corbett swung a short-arm right to the
face and a left tb the nose, Corbett got
in a good right to the face. They ex
changed rights to the face, and the bell
rang. Corbett had a little the better of
this round. ,
Corbett to the Bopes.
Round 4 Britt missed a left swing
snd a right swing by Corbett went Wild.
A left swing by Brltt caught Corbett on
the face, but the champion countered
with a vicious right uppercut to the Jaw.
Jimmy feinted with right and-sent a left
hook hard to the body. Corbett swung
hard .right to the body and missed a
hard left swing for the face. He kept
after Britt, sending a right, swing to the
Jaw. Brltt rushed Corbett to the ropes,
but faired to land a straight right for
the Jaw. Then they mixed and Brltt,
on the breakaway, swung hard left to the
head. The champion retaliated with a
right to the face, and then whipped a
terrific left to the nose that startd the
blood. Corbett had much the better of
the round. t t,
Round They went at it at a, light
ning clip, Corbett doing much execu
tion with short-arra right-and-left
swings. When they broke away Brltt
hooked his left twice to the Jaw. Brltt
tried with left for the Jaw, but Corbett
cleverly brushed it aside. Brltt rushed
Corbett to the ropes, but the champion
sent him back with right to the body.
Corbett rushed in, but was met with a
straight left to tke "body and a left to
the face. Corbett -murned with a fierce
right to the Jaw, but Brltt, not to be
dotiied, sent the champion against the
ropes with a fearful left to the stomach.
They then mixed it, but no damage re
sulted. Britt sent in a straight left to
the face, and Corbett stalled .till the
sound of the bell. Brltt had a shade -the
better of this round.;
Both Titrh irieroely.
Round' 4 They ru ah ad 'to a mix, in
which Corbett. swung right and left to
the Jaw, but these were offset by two vi
cious lefts that Britt sent to the cham
pion's stomach. A moment later Brltt's
left sank; . into Corbett's stomach, but
Corbett sent In two lightning lefts to th
face that sent Britt back. Corbett near
ly went to his knees from a missed right
swing. A straight left by Corbett for
the stomach was blocked by Brttt, who
countered- with right oi) the -stomach.
Corbett was wild with a, left and right
swing. Brltt getting, in a straight left
to the body. Quick as a flash, Corbett
whipped his left to Brltt's Jaw, sending
his head back. It was a vicious blow,
and Jlmy fought desperately, landing a
left over Corbett's eye that tore It open.
It was a hard finish in which honors
were even. . . '
Round 7 Britt. missed 'two lefts for
the body and received a short-arm Jolt
to the face from Corbett's left. Corbett
missed ' a terrific right uppercut. and
they .clinched, Corbett landing . several
rights over the kidneys. Both' men wore
badly discolored eyes. Brltt sent a ter
rifle Tight to the Jaw, and followed it
with a hard left to the body that forced
the champion to clinch. They went at It
desperately, Brltt having much the bet
ter of a fierce rally. In this round. Brltt
outfought Corbftt in the mixes. Corbett
repeatedly stalling. Corbett swung
wildly with right, 'and a moment later
landed a fearful right uppercut to the
Jaw. Both men fought .fiercely, giving
and taking considerable pdntahmentlt
was a comparatively even roundNfl-
Round 8 Britt lunged outprfth left
but was short." Hs then weft in jitter
Corbett, mixed it. and landedseveral
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. (Journal Special 8er)ce.) '
Fresno. Cai;. March . iThe Portland
Browns were taken in at the local park
heret yesterday afternoon by a slender
boy named Keefs, who pitches in Mike
Fisher's Tacoma nine. The scors wss
to L' Ike Butler, who oft has been
called the "Old Reliable," was In one of
his generous moods yesterday, and was
so libe-al,K with hits that the- Tigers
swallowed1 14 of them, during wblch
time the Browns slumbered and woke up
with only three little pinky, flnky. dinky
hits, two of which were cracked by
Steelman, the other paster coming from
The Browns hated to wia the nrst
game of the season, because Shields and
Ben Ely are superstitious. Mlks Fisher
said that if his men didn't win the
first gams his percentage would never
reach the 1,000 mark again this year,
so the Portland Browns, being. kln
hearted chaps, gave in to Mike's wishes
and cavorted slowly, whils the Taooma-
The game was a splendid exhibition
of the national sport, snd the low score
is the result of brilliant fielding. Steel
man and Castro' played great ball, the
former being the brightest star in the
game. The team work of Portland was
superior to Tacoma's, but inability to
hit Keefe cost the game. "
Mow Buns Cams Zn.
Portland scored the first run In ths
second Inning, when Drennen was safe
on Eagan's error. Francis sacrificed,
and Steelman's long drive ' to right
brought the fleet center fielder home.
Tacoma evened matters up in her half,
when Lynch reached second on Cas
tro's error. Eagan singled, advancing
Lynch to third. Lynch scored, when
McCreedie caught Hannlvan's long foul,
which was close to the line, and Free
man failed to coach McCreedie.
Keefe led eft in the second with a
doublet which was Just 'out of Nadeau's
reach. Casey advanced Keere totnird,
and then started for second. Whils
Buck, Castro and Freeman were play
ing for Casey, Keefe arrived safely at
tha plate, although Castro's throw to
Steelman made it a close play. Tacoma
secured six hits during this inning.
hut Casey and Nordyke were both re
tired at the plate. The score follows:
AB. R. H. PO. A. E.
Casey, 2b . . ,
Eagan, ss. ....
Hannivan, rf. .
Bheehan, 3b. . .
30 2 14 Z7 It I
AB. R. H. PO. A. K.
Freeman, lb. . .
McCreedie, rf, .
Nadeau, If. .....
Castro, ss. . ... .
Beck, Zb. ......
lrennan. cf. . .
Franoia, 3b. ..........
Butler, p. ....;
Totals .27 1 I it U
RUNS AND HITS BY INNINOS.
! 1 2 8 4 5 f
Tacoma ;....;...: 1-1 -t
Bshs hits 0 2 S 1 1 1 1 1 14
Portland ......... 0 1 0 a 0 0 0 0 0 l
Base hits ..0 11010000 I
. ' - St&IMART . V-";
Bass hits-- Off Keefe, off But.
ICr, 11. " Mtxov .11. v l.Ii.l...
van and Nadeau. Stolen base--Sheehan,
- 1IBV fKBQ X' 1 1 v, . v. v vvi i . . . -
land, 1. . First base on called balls
Off Keefe. 3! off Butler, 1. Left on
bases Tacoma, S; Portland,- 3. . Struck
mu Bv Keefe. 4: by Butler. . Hit b7
pitcher McCreedie. Double play Cas-
troJto Freeman. J wild pitcn nutier.
Time of game One hour 45 minutes.
Umpire Jack Huston.
Seattle, t Saa Jfraaoiseo, 1.
San Franclaco, March 26. Nick Will
iams was on the slab for Seattle yester
day, and had sluggers on his staff, hold
ing them down to one run. Terkes was
found opportunely and Seattle won
handily.. Rubs Hall distinguished him
self by knocking out a homer. The
AB. R. H. PO. A. E.
Waldron, ef. ....... . 4 0 0 1 1 0
HUdebrand, If. ....... S 0 J 10 0
Meany, rf. 3 0 3 1 0 0
Irwin. 3b. ........... 2 0 0 1 3 0
Anderson, 2b. 4 0 0 1 1 3
Leahy, c ..4 1-1 3 t 0
Massey, lb. .......... 3 0 0 18 0 0
Bchmeer, ss. ... 4 0 1 3 1 0
Yerkes. p. 4 0 1 2 6 0
Totals 4. 33 I "7 27 W 3
Aa R. H. PO, A
Van Haltren, cf.
r riaic. ir.
nrasnear. id. ........
Totals 36 4 9 27 14 3
RUNS AND HITS BY INNINOS.
Seattle 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 4
Base hits I 1 I I 1 I I I 1 t
San Francisco ....0 0 0 0 1 0 0 O P 1
Base hits 1 0 2 0 3 10 0 11
Home run Hall. Two-base hlts-
HUdebrand, Leahy, Schmeer. First bas"
on errors San Francisco. 1; Seattle, 2.
First base on called balls Off Yerkes,
z; orr Williams. I. Left on bases San
Francisco. 8: Seattle. 8. Struck out--
By Yerkes, 4; by Williams. 7. Hit by
pitcher Irwin, Wilson. Double play
Mohler (unassisted). Wild pltch--
Yerkes. Time of game Two hours S
minutes. Umpire McCarthy.
"' Angels Win Again.
Los Angeles, March 26. In spite of
Mor!eys statement to the contrary,
Frank Dillon did not play with the An
gels yesterday, but his absence did not
seem to handicap the locals, for they
won easily. "Tub" Wheeler pitched for
Los Angeles, and although found oftener
than Mosklman, he kept the hits well
scattered. The scors:
AB, R. H. PO. A. E.
T.--1 J 1,1.
riuuu, u. ...........
MOSS, U. ......
Wheeler, p. ........
7 37 15 1
AB. R. H. PO. A. E
uaniey. rr. .......... s i i 3 0
r rancks, ss. ,4
Strelb, lb. ..I
Totals .............32 3 8 24 18
' RUNS AND HITS BT INNINOS.
Los Angeles ......0 0 0 0 4 3 0 0 6
Base nits o 0 0 1 2 0 1 7
Oakland ..........1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12
pass nits .......I 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 8
Two-base hits Smith, Wheeler, To
man, Strelb, Sacrifice hits Spies, To
man. , Ross.' First bass on errors Ix
Angeles, 8. First base on called balls
on wneeier, 3; orr Mosklman, 3. -.Left
on bases Los Angeles, 4; Oakland. 8.
Struck out By Wheeler. 2; by Moskl
man, 1. Double play Flood (unassist
ed). Hit b Ditcher Smith. Wild nltch
Wheeler. - Time of game One hour 43
minutes, umpire uconneiL
. SACZFXO COAST XJSAOVB.
- - . ... .. -f :
' Standing of ths Clubs. ,
' . ' Won. IiAsL
Lios Angeies .........
Seattle ........... ....
Oakland ....i, ........
. '' Yesterdays atoores.
Tacoma, 2; Portland, 1.- ;j ,
Seattle. 4: San Francisco. 1.
.Los Angeles, 6; Oakland,' t.
3rsf erreaAtook Canned Ooods.
Allen A Lewis Best Brand,
MANAGER MORLEY WILL
NOT PLAY DILLON
(Joornal Special Berrlee.)
Los Angeles, March 36. Manager
Morley has cooled 'Off and decided not to
insist upon First Baseman Frank Dillon
being allowed to play, and will await
the decision of the national board on the
merits of ths case.
The threatened arrest of Bert and
O'Connell did not come off, for the local
magnate heeded wiser counsel and came
to the conclusion that discretion is the
better Tjart of valo$
Frank Dillon la suffering from a bad
knee and is somewhat skeptical as to
his ability to make good in Brooklyn and
therefore does not want to take another
chance of falling down.
President Bert is quoted as stating
emphatically that Dillon will not be al
lowed to play in this league as long as
he (Bert) is president. This statement
seems rather incongruous, for should
the national board rule in favor of Los
Angeles, Bert would be compelled to
allow Dillon to play here.
ST. LOUIS VARSITY
TO GIVE BIG MEET
(Journal Special Serrice.)
St-' Louis, March 26. A foretaste, of
the great athletic events to be held here
during the coming summer will be given
to residents of the Mound City tonight.
hen a monster indoor meet will be
given in the Coliseum under the auspices
of St Louis university. Arrangements
for the meet have been in progress for
many weeks and ths result will be one
ot . the most notable aggregations of
crack athletes ever seen here.
Eighteen events arc scheduled, as fol
lows: Fifty-yard novice race, handicap;
50-yard handicap dash, 60-yard low
hurdle, handicap; 600 and 1.00 0-yard
runs, open relay race for championship
of St Louis, high Jump, pole vault spe
cial. 880-yard and mile runs, six invita
tion selay races and two junior relay
faces, j ; v .
The entries for the relay faces and dis
tance events include Hahn, the former
University of Wisconsin distance runner,
and a number of other noted represen
tatives of colleges and athletic organisa
tions throughout Indiana, Ohio, Illinois,
Missouri, Iowa and several other states.
JIM CORBETT TAKES
ED GRANEY'S DECISION
(Journal Special Service.)
Buffalo. N. Jim Corbett says: "I'll
take Oraney's decision as right, regard
less of how rounds read. Corbett stalrad
too much. I'm afraid. Looks as if Brltt
was in better condition; and won in the
last two rounds."
70S KABBBAXXi CHAMPI02rSBXf.
r j, (Journal pelal Beririee.)
San Francisco, March 2 6.- Arrange
ments j have been concluded , for the
world's, championship handball contests
between James Fltsgerald of this city
and Michael Eagan of Brooklyn, ths
present holder of ths title, The games
will commence) st ths Olymplo club to
morrow, when the contestants will play
the beat seven out-of 16 games. The
finals will be contested one week hence,
Great Interest is taken In the contest
and many seats have; been disposed of at
high prices. Both Fltsgerald and Eagan
have been training faithfully for tne
contests snd appear tq be in good
shape. -.:;, ; ''." i -T" ; "'
(Journal gpectal Service.)
Chicago, March 36. "Kid Abel" of this
city was knocked out in the third round
of what was to have been a six-round
go jasi evening oy A.ureuo iierrr.
CORBETT SAYS -
REFEREE ROBBED HIM
(Journal Special Service.) -
San Francisco, March 36. Young Cor
bett declares that he was robbed of ths
aecision ana intimates mat uraney gave
him ths worst of it. Those who wit
nessed the '.fight declare that: the . de
cision was eminently Jfalr and disapprove
Corbett's ' claim. Qraney says, "Brltt
won fairly ' and . squarely and for that
reason I gave him the decision."
Lost? Sure. j
Butler pitched? Yes. j
Fourteen hits and only two runs. No!
Catcher Steelman had his sys on ths
ball. Welt I should sayl
Klrby Drennen scored the only run
Butler received excellent support and
with his usual steady work held , the
score down. .Hs allowed six hits in one
Inning which netted Tacoma but one
Bobby Keefe IS undoubtedly ths com
ing star of this league. His perfor
mance yesterday as well as his reoord
against Chicago, stamps hire as a win-,
ner. - v '
Mike Fisher is hugging himself for
Joy. Remember, Sacramento won ths
first game last year.
Portland secured but three hits off
Keefe's delivery yesterday. Steelman
got twe and Nadeau one, -
Steelman seems to bs an ths goods
behind ths bat He had 11 put-outs and
two assists yesterday. Bix of the put
outs were strike-outs credited to Iks
Parks Wilson's bunch turned ths
tables on Hank Harris pets yesterday.
Mck Williams, the canrornia university
pitcher, dispensed ths slants for Seattle.
Money has decided not to piay Dillon
tn opposition to the league president's
orders, and will swait the decision of
ths national board. . It is the most sen
sible thing for Morley to do, for ths
league has the power to take away his
"Kid". Schmeer is playing reat ball
for San Francisco. Ths '"kid" Is there
with any of them when he is In good
condition, and barring accidents, he will
give all the shortstops a chase for- the
honors this season.
Los Angeles continues to win, and
the fans are speculating on the possi
bility of Morleys bunch capturing an
other 15 straight Guess not Port
land plays there next week.
Bobby Eagar, the young Loo Loo back
stop, seems to work as well behind ths
bat as ths veteran, Helnsy Spies. -
"Tub" wheeler got away with his
game yesterday, sven though he was op
posed to a better man in the person
of Doo Mosklman..
CAXBBXBOB WXBS' XTBOkS OXTOBO.
(Journal Bpaclal 8erriee.)
Putney, England, March 36. Ths
Cambrlde 'varsity crew won the 61st
annual boat race from Oxford yester
day. A slight rain was falling at ths
start Oxford appeared to be out
classed. ' Cambridge won without much
effort by four lengths. Time, zi min
utes snd 34 seconds.
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The big fight of the little men is over
snd California favorite sop, James
Brltt was awarded the decision : over
Champion Corbett after 20- rounds of -fierce
fighting. The result has sur
prised the majority of ths ring follow- .
ers and dopestera. To those who have
followed v Brltt's career closely, allow
ing for the easy laurels that hs has won.
and also giving him credit for possess-
inK.more.rina- aeneralahln, than has been '
eiirioaiea 10 mm oy in a puonc ai large. :
his victory last night is not a surprise.
Ability to assimilate punishment' trickt
ness in resting for several rounds dur
ing the middle of the fight and the ex
ercise Of good Judgment In placing
blows were solely responsible for Brltt's ,
nrrMui immt nlo-ht. Vfim r-finrlltlnn: inn.
was perfect, being not sn ounce under '
or over- his proper fighting weight. ' His
recuperation was wonderful, H out
boxed the champion and scored many"1
points, in his favor before the contest
was half over. . . i
The Journal stated yesterday that the
wise ones were keeping a careful watch
on Brltt because he was worth watch
ing, and this Judgment . proved correct. -Many
Judged Brttt from his- showing
sgalnst O' Keefe, not appreciating the
difficulties -that beset him : when ' he
fought the Chicago lad. Brltt lost to
O'Keefe In this city on supposed foul.
When they fought, at Butte Brltt was
afraid to hit O'Keefe low -on account of
ths presence of the sheriff at the ring
continually warning him against foul
ing O'Keefe. Thus it wss that ths Cal-
ifornlart was handicapped in those
Last night he was in fine fettle and
had full .swing to his blows,, and ths ef
fect was evident .
But while Brltt fought a great fight
his opponent put up one of ths finest
exhibitions ever witnessed In ths ring.
If anyone thinks for a moment that
Corbett can't fight Just because the de
cision went sgalnst him, that person
should think again. . Corbett fought
gamely and cleverly, but did consider
able stalling and clinched many times
to save himself. All tness scnemes are
Included In the essentials of general
ship. It was a great battle and was
fought by two of the finest and clever
est little fighters that tms country has
ever seen. They are evenly matched
and while the decision was applauded
In California, many are of the opinion
that the battle should have been a draw.
The evenness of the contest snd the fact
that both men were on their feet at the
end of ths 20th round, will be sufficient
causs for the promoters to arrange an
other match. " - - " -
(Journal Special Service.) .
San Francisco, March 36. jack Mar
tin's- rids on Axminster was ths feature
of . yesterday's card at Emeryville.
Jockey Bell has been reinstated snd will
go to New York to ride. Summary:
First race, five furlongs, selling-
Educate won. Candidate second, Pencil
Me third; time,, 1:06. : ...
Second race, half mils, selling Albert
Fir won. Head Dance second. Hooligan
third; timer 0:62. - . - -
Third race, futurity course, selling
Brennus won, Jean Gravier, second, Dr
Sherman third; time, 1:16. ' ,
Fourth, race, mile and 100 yards, sel
ling Axminster won, Pierce J. second,
Idogo third; time, 1:64.'
Fifth race, six furlongs. selling-
Foxy Grandpa won, Northwest second.
Inspector Munroe third; time, 1:19.
Sixth racers seven furlongs, selllng-r-
Possart won, Oro Viva second. Reeves
third; time. 1:33. . , . ,
At Asoot Park.
Los Angeles, March 36. Plnkerton
was ths Only favorite to scors yesterday,
and ths bookies had a harvest Re
sults: -. . !- - -
. First race, one mils,, selling Inaugu
rator won, Llberto 'second, Uppercut
third: time, 1:43H. -
Second race, half mile, purse Pinker
ton won. 'Belle Kinney second, Jerome
third; time.. 0:4814- . '
' Third race, six furlongs, selling Blue
Miracle won, Cardwellton second, Maresa
third; time. 1:1IU
Fourth race, free handicap, six fur
longs Barring-ton won, M. F. Tavpey
second. Gallant third;, time, 1:18.
, Fifth race, six furlongs, selling
Dollle Welthoff won, Farmer Jim seo
ond. Katharine Ennls third; time. 1:1814.
Sixth race, mile and 60 yards, selling
Gentle Harry won, Curs us . second,
Sherry third; time, 1:48. i - ;,
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' ' ' (Journal Special Service.) '- i. '
Baltimore, March 36. Jos Gans of
this city won ths decision ever - Joe
Blackburn of Philadelphia at the nd
of their IB-round go before ths Eureka,
Athletic club last evening. ; ...
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