From Quebec Newspaper The Axe on February 1, 1924:
"Jack Johnson's Pants Peril His Life!--See Page 11"
Page 11 reveals that the aforementioned Jack Johnson found himself in a bull fight and wanted to run, but determined that his pants were too tight and would rip if he tried to climb the fence. "So I just had to stay there and fight that bull. I don't know how many years it took."