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Hakes Nine Circuits of the Saucer in
1:36—Fails to Lower Five Mile
Record Because Motor Tandem
Breaks Down — Hof man
Beaten by a Local
John Green, champion of England,
went after the five mile record of Iver
Left-son at the saucer last night and
failed to lower it simply because the
motor, pacing him, broke down. It was
n great disappointment to the large
ctowd, which had been awakened to the
greatest excitement and enthusiasm as
the speedy rider kept to the fearful pace,
which certainly indicated that a new
record would be established. The fail
ure of the motor was due to the fact that
the speed valve became loosened and
could not be operated.
Green went after the motor on a flying
start and it was at onee apparent that
he was in good condition to make fast
time. He did the first mile in 1 : SI 1-5.
the second in 1:49 2-5 and entered on the
third mile with the crowd cheering wild
ly. As the motor sped around the track
closely followed by Green. \\ ho rode well
in the varum, it was apparent that the
seconds were being cliped off in great
shape and when the mile was concluded
and the time, 1:36, announced the crowd
went wild.
That time equaled the best mile made
by Lawson Friday night and the spec
tators settled down to see the five mile
record broken. The first four laps of
the fourth mile were done in even faster
time than any of those of the previous
miles and Green was still fresh when
the motor failed. The Englishman was
not phazed by the mishap and won the
admiration of the crowd by pluckily go
ing ahead of the motor and finishing the
remainder of the distance unpaced.
His total time for the five miles was
9:41 2-5, which was very creditable con
sidering the circumstances.
The motor was ridden by John Nelson
and Arite Bell. The surprise of the night
was the defeat of Hofnian, the speedy
young amateur, by Barnett. The defeat
came in the final of the one-third mile
amateur handicap. Hofman was on
scratch with Barnett TO yards in front
of him at the start. From the crack of
the pistol. Barnett rode a great race and
though Hofman struggled gamely to
overcome the handicap, he could do no
better than finish second, a wheel's
length behind the Butte boy. Rayburn,
the colored rider, who started from the
1. Bow
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New York Sun; The much canvassed
question as to what was going to be
done with the trotting stock belonging
to the »state of Marcus Daly, was set
tled y> terday by the following letter
from 5. C. Lalor to the Fasig-Tipton
Gentlemen; Mrs. Marcus Daly author
izes me to consign to your Old Glory sale
next November every trotting-bred ani
mal at Bitter Root Farm. Not even a
weanling will be reserved. The stallions
are Prodigal, Ponce de Leon,
and Milrot. Among the mar
leree, 2:08%: Rachel, 2:
Impetuous (3), 2:13; E
Lady Wilton, 2:11%; Red Silk
Brown Silk, 2:19%; China Silk.
Laurels, 2:15%; Addle De. 2:10'
trima, 2:15%; Eoline (3), 2:14%; Red
Cherry, 2:14%; Vida, 2:16: Vallisa (3),
2:19%,. and many others under 2:30, and
those well known producers. Rosy Morn,
Etta Baron, Annie Wilton, Belles-Let
tres, Canriola, Dolly Johnston, Electrix,
Gloria Pryor, Hazel Ann. Laurel B.,
Lillie Keene, Marie Sanchez, Princes in
Red, Amy Queen, Queen Wilkes and
Welcome Bunker.
I do not believe any breeding farm has
a better collection than the above, yet
the policy of the late Marcus Daly in
reserving for the stud the liest fillies
bred at Bitter Root makes it probable
that some of the younger mares are as
good, perhaps better, than those named.
They are certainly of the highest type
and possess remarkable speed, though
having no technical records. The young
sters in training will have to show for
themselves at the Lexington meeting in
October, but I am safe in saying thae we
now have the very best lot of two-year
olds and yearlings ever at Bitter Root
and the weanlings arc as good as either
the crop of 1899 or 1900 was at the same
age. The produce of a majority of his
choicest mares are just becoming old
enough for development.
R.acing Commences Nine Q'Clock
^ ^ ^
THe Saucer
To Betkt Five-Mile Record, Pexed by
Ivor Lawson and John Green
*• ^ ^ ^
Hexing Commences Nine O'Clock
TO yards mark, was a close third. Bar
nett's time was 39 1-5.
In the first trial heat of the race. Fer
guson of Butte, who had 80 yards handi
cap, finished a length in front of Hof
man .in the remarkable time of 38 1-5.
Hofman's time was about 1-5 of a sepond
slower and breaks the world's amateur
record. The record can not stand, how
ex er. as Hofman did not win the heat.
The Australian pursuit race with
Staver. Burris and Ford started from
equal distances on the track furnished
rare sport. The object of such a race
is for the men to overtake each other.
As soon as a man is overtaken he drops
out and the last man on the track is the
v inner. Burris overtook Ford after a
hard ride and then overhauled Staver.
winning the race. The distance covered
was one mile, 814 laps, and the time was
The lap race proved to be more than
popular and kept the crowd at the high
est pitch of excitement throughout. Iver
Lawson won the race with Green second,
Maine third and Bell fourth. Staver
won the lap prize with 26 to his credit.
Walne was second with 14 laps recorded
in his favor. The time of the race was
11:36 2-5. The summary follows:
One-third mile, handicap, amateur—
Barnett, Butte, 1; Hofman, 2; Rayburn,
3. Time, :28 1-5.
Australian pursuit race between Bur
nis, Slaver. Lord. Won by Burris.
Five mile professional lap race with
added money to winners of the most
laps. Lawson, 1; Green, 2; Walue, 3:
Bell, 4. Time. 11:36 2-5. Slavir took first
lap money. Walue second.
Five mile motr tandem exhibition by
John Green against the track record
S:56. Time. 9:41 2-5. Fastest time, 1:36.
Entries for tonight:
First race—One-third mile handicap,
professional purse, $20. $10. $5. Entries—
Bell. 10 yards: Green, 10 yards, Slavir, 25
yards: Iver Lawson, scratch.
Second race, two-third mile, amateur
handicap, prizes. $15. $8, 5, $3. Entries
—Allen, 80 yards; Barnett, 130 yards:
Ferguson. 145 yards; Royce, 165 yards;
Rayburn. 165 yards; Olson, ITS yards;
Stern. 1T5 yards; Hofman, scratch.
Third race, two mile lap professional,
$35. $15, $10. The winner of each lap
scores three points, second place two
points, third place scores one point.
Entries—Bell, Walue, Burris, Lawson,
Green. Slavir.
Fourth race, one mile motor tandem
exhibition by Artie Bell to beat the
track record, paced by Iver Lawson and
J. Malcolm Forbes of Boston, who in
Bingen, 2:0614, Peter the Great, 2:0T%,
and Arion, 2:07%, has three of the best
trotting stallions in the world evidently
has not much faith in the arguments of
those who decry the use of stallions and
mares with fast records for breeding pur
The contention of these theorists is that
it is unwise to breed to stallions that
have been campaigned until they took
fast records, or that were severely train
ed as colts, or to use as matrons mares
whose speed was fully developed by rac
ing. Such animals, they claim, have
lost much of the vitality that is neces
sary for the production of strong, healthy
foals, and they also hold that there is no
great advantage in the way of possible
speed production to be gained by using
for breeding purposes trotters and pacers
that have shown, their ability to win
races. Mr. Forbes is adopting just the
opposite view, is following in the foot
steps of Lord Falmouth, the most suc
cessful bresder of thoroughbreds England
ever knew.
"Breed to the Derby winner," was the
dictum of Admiral Rous, a great au
thority on all things pertaining to the
turf. All three of Mr. Forbes' stallions
were trained in colthood. Arion holds
the record for that age. 2:10%, to high
wheel sulky. Bingen trotted a public
mile in 2:12% when 3 years old, making
him only a little Inferior to Arion in
speed at a tender age. Peter the Great
was second to the winner in the Ken
tucky Futurity for 2-year-olds when the
record for fillies of that age was set at
2:14 by Janie T. He won the 3-year-old
di.ision of the same stake in 2:12%,
and, as a 4-year-old trotted in 2:0T%, and
showed himself one of the greatest race
horse trotters ever foaled. He is in train
ing again this seasan, and reported going
better than ever.
Ada N, the Odds on Favorite, Runs
Third—Great Day at the Track
Money Handlers Kept Busy
Taking Care of the Liveli
est Betting in Years—
Entries Today.
The best card presented by the Mon
tana Jockey club, during the present
meet, was that of Saturday. It was good
in almost every respect and it was ap
preciated by the large crowd present.
It was primarily Derby Day and In ad
dition to the stake event six other races
of quality were run. The weather was
>11 that could be desired and though the
going was just a trifle heavy, the sport
was ideal.
betting was a feature of the day
and though the books broke to the good,
they took longer chances than heretofdre
and the talent was satisfied. The auc
tion pools were a particular feature and
the manner in which the long green
went in to back the several choices,
made the eyes of even the money hand
lers open. Not for a long, long time has
so much coin of the realm changed
hands at the local track.
It was estimated that the auction
pools handled close to $50,009, the Mu
tuals $15,000 and the five books, $25,000;
a total of $90,000 on the day which cer
tainly was anything but a bad showing.
Card for Today.
First race, 2:20 pace—Oregon Bull,
Royal, Captain P„ Lady Ammon. Heats,
best 2 in 3.
Second race, half mile, 2-year-olds—
Prestonian 105, Aine B. 105, Lady Drew
105, Pepper Sauce 108, Grace Thoburn
105, Marion Lettie 105.
Third race, one mile—Mont Eagle 105,
Julietta B. 90, Sea Song 92, Toribio 107,
Old Fox 107, Guilder 107.
Fourth race, one and one-sixteenth
miles— Linden Elia 102, Windward 100,
Guy H. 95, Nobleman 103, Rio Chico 105,
Spindle 88.
Fifth race, one mile—Thos. Carey 105,
Burdock 105, Homestake 105, Mission
109, Ida V. 94, Harry Thatcher 111, St.
Germain 105.
Sixth race, five-eighths mile, selling—
Heigh Ho 103, Duckoy 105, Montallade
109, S-lr Dougall 113, Aunt Mary 107,
Kitty Kelly 107, De Capo 112, Nimrod
103, Jack Richelieu Jr. 96.
It was too warm for gloves last week,
but judging from the number of "scraps"
that were pulled oft in various sections
of the country, it appears it cannot come
too hot for the fighters, especially when
the game is grasping at straws like a
drowning man, and fight money is hard
to get.
Pugilists must live and those that
neglect to prepare for the warm spell are
now compelled to don gloves instead of
shedding them. Boxing. when the
mercury is bubbling near the top of the
thermometer, is as much out of place as
swimming is in the lake in January, still,
what is the poor "pug" going to do?
Driven from pillar to post by the au
thorities In seasonable fight weather,
they are forced to scrap whenever the
opportunity presents Itself.__
Doings at the Race Track, the Saucer
and What's Going on at
Dave Barry, the same dapper, little
pugilistic dude, arrived yesterday from
Denver and will at once begLin training
for his twenty round go with Mose La
Fontise, scheduled for next Monday night
at the opera house. Barry looks fit and
as he is always in good condition will re
quire little work, other than that nec
essary to become acclimated. He should
have little difficulty in disposing of La
Fontise although the latter is expected to
give a good account of himself. Ac
cording to agreement the fighters are to
weigh in at 142 pounds at 3 o'clock the
day of the fight.
Barry scarcely needs Introduction as
his record as a clever and game light
weight is well known. In his many fights
throughout the country he has gained the
decision over some good ones, notable
among them being Rufe Turner, the clev
er colored lightweeight, from California.
That was a ten round bout, fought in
Denver about six months ago. Recently
Barry drew a ten round bout with Kid
Parker in Denver. He is the holder of
the lightweight championships of the
west and of Canada. The latter was won
from Jim Popp at Toronto last Septem
• •
Jim Hale- rewarded his backers Satur
day by coming home with the money in
the Montana Derby. He was a second
choice to Ada N., but demonstrated, by
his performance, that he was entitled to
be the favorite. Of the three starters he
got off last and closing up the gap took
Constitution Now Conceded to
Be Fastest American Yacht
Great Satisfaction
Great Satisfaction Expressed Over
Superior Showing of Cup Defender
—Columbia Adherents Still Have
Faith—Independence Admirers
Do Hot Lose Hope—Yachts
Will Race Again Today.
(By Associated Press.)
Newport, R. I., July 8.-9 a. m.—Sun
day was a day of satisfaction on board
the new yacht champion, Constitution,
of resignation on the Columbia and ot
contemplation but still hopefulness on
the Boston yacht Independence, so badly
defeated in Saturday's race. On shore,
however, everyone discussed the race
from all sides, but principally with ref
erence to the unexpected showing of the
Independence. It seemed to be the gen
eral opinion among those yachtsmen
who watched the race closely that the
sluggishness of the Crowninshield boat
was clue, to an extent, to the uncertainty
of the wind some little time after the
start, and that the true worth of the
yacht was not brought out.
On board the Boston boat not a man
was cast down, the overwhelming defeat
being attributed solely to hard luck.
Said one of those who was on board
during the race:
"We know that the Independence can
sail and sail fast, for we have seen her
do it, and we believe that Saturday's ill
luck attended her from 'the very start."
Captain Half is quoted as expressing
similar views to Mr. Lawson when the
latter came aboard Saturday night after
the race, and last night all hands on the
Boston boat were looking forward
eagerly and confidently to today's con
test, when over a triangular course the
Independence is expected to show her
great reaching qualities, providing, ol
course, there is any kind of a breeze.
It was also pointed out that under the
America's cup rules, Saturday's contest
would have been declared no race, the
usual time limit of five hours and a half
the lead at the half, winning from there
to the wire, under which he passed, three
quarters of a length In front of Kenova
who just beat out the favorite for the
place. It was a pretty race and Jockey
Foucon well deserved the applause which
greeted him when he weighed in.
Bell After the Lawson's Record.
Artie Bell the headiest rider at the lo
cal saucer will tonight attempt to lower
the record made by Iver Lawson Friday
night, for five miles. Hofman attempt
ed it Saturday night and failed and Green
last night was out of It, because of the
breaking down of the motor tandem.
Bell hopes to have better luck and as the
rider Is speedy It would not be surprising,
conditions favorable, if he should beat
Lawson's time. The motor will be rid
den tonight by Iver Lawson and John
• •

Furcell and Denver Ed Martin.
Frank Purcell will probably go against
Denver Ed. Martin at the opera house
July 17, the date on which Gus Ruhlin
is scheduled to appear, in an exhibition.
A1 Onken of Spokane who arranged the
western tour of the Akron giant, stated
when In Butte a few days ago, that Mar
tin would accompany Ruhlin and would
take on any local man for two rounds and
give him $50 if he stayed. Purcell was
Columbia Gardens 8
Take the children to the gardens during the week,
where they can rove over the hills, gather flowers,
breathe pure air, and enjoy country life that is so
All attractions are open during the week the same
as on Sunday.
Everything the market affords can be had at the
Garden Cafe at city prices.
After 1 o'clock each day, the cars leave the corner
of Main and Park streets, every 15 minutes.
„Columbia Gardens
: 180 f:
Butte, and Anaconda, Wont.
60 P ays* R acing
2 d Week—Monday, July 8th
Qrand Special Programme
Six Big Races
Boston and Montana Band
Admission $1.00 Ladles Free
E. D. LAURENCE, Ma iager
half having been exceeded, but those on
the independence did not make any ex
cuses en that basis.
One of the most Interesting comments
on the race was made last night by W.
Butler Duncan of the Constitution, who
summed up the contest by saying that it
seemed practically to have settled the
question of the Independence's status
as a cup defender.
Mr. Butler remarked that one of the
most gratifying incidents of the race
was the excellent work of the Con tui
tion's crew in handling sails and the
manner In which all hands pulled to
gether. He was fully satisfied with tho
showing of the Constitution, and the
result, he said, was a great relief.
Coming hack to the Independence, he
said that a yacht which could not show
speed in light weather would be very
unlikely to do better under heavier con
ditions of wind and sea.
It is thought that today's contest will
give the Independence her best chance
of defeating the two Herreschoft yachts,
as two of the legs must be made by
broad reaches. The start, if possible,
will be from Brenton's reef lightship,
and It is likely that almost as large a
fleet will accompany the racers as on
British View of Independence.
(By Associated Press.)
New York, July 8.—The London corre
spondent of the Tribune says that al
though chary of drawing any final de
ductions from the telegraphed reports of
Saturday's yacht race, the opinion In
London Is that the Independence is no
match for the Herreschoft boats. If she
is as much slower as the race Indicates,
Mr. Lawson's protest agaiinst the exclu
sive action of the New York Yacht club
will find few supporters in London, nor
will there be any disappointment at the
failure of a boat of such an undesirable
approached about hte matter and ex
pressed a willingness to go against the
colored fighter. The matter will be set
tled when the big fellow arrives.
Chapman After Riders.
John Chapman whose performance at
the local saucer track both in competi
tion and on the motor tandem, have won
him many admirers will return to Butte
In time for the races Wednesday night.
Chapman Is now in Salt Lake where he
went on business for Manager King of
the Butte Athletoic association. He will
probably bring some fast riders from the
Salt Lake saucer when he returns.
* •

A feature of the races Wednesday night
at the saucer will be the contest between
two motor cycles. The race will probably
be five miles and as it will be something
entirely new to Butte will certainly prove
a drawing card. The tandems will be
ridden by Iver Lawson and John Chap
man and the Turville brothers who are
coming from Salt Lake.
Three Excursion Trains July 14.
To Twin Bridges, leave Montana
Union depot 8:00, 8:30 and 9:00 a. m.
Plenty of room for all. Rate, $1.25 for the
round trip, children, 65 cents. Every
body invited. *

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