[I] was with Burns all the way. He was a white man and so am I.
Naturally I wanted to see the white man win. Put the case to Johnson and
ask him if he were the spectator at a fight between a white man and a
black man which he would like to see win. Johnson's black skin will
dictate a desire parallel to the one dictated by my white skin. . . . But
one thing remains. Jeffries must emerge from his alfalfa farm and remove
the smile from Johnson's face. "Jeff, it's up to you . . ."
-- New York Herald, December 27, 1908