Bob Warr posted this on his blog a bit over a year ago. O. Henry wrote it over a century ago. The passage of time since either event occurred has not improved the situation. Bob doesn't mind my re-posting this. See I credited the source. Both sources.
Excerpt from "The Foreign Policy of Company 99" by O. Henry.
This was written over a century ago. The more things change, the
more they stay the same.
Jeffries is James J. Jeffries, noted boxer of the day.