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V (Special to Inter Mountain.! Billings, Nov. 23.—Eight hundred lovers of the Pugilistic game saw Mose LaFon ttse of Butte beat down Charlie Johnson of Philadelphia in the twentieth round last night and again win the welter weight championship of the West. The contest was pulled off before the recently organized Billings Athletic club, the managers of which had prepared a program of two preliminaries to spice the main event. The first was a four-round sparring exhibition between Jack Wade and Kid Oglesby. This was followed by a wild and woolly bit of slugging between two colored men, who were sufficiently funny In their awkwardness to put the crowd In a good humor. It was 11 o'clock when the principals entered the ring. Dune McDonald of Helena was chosen referee. The men, had weighed in at 3 o'clock in the after noon. and Johnson just reached the stip ulated weight, 140 pounds, LaFontise being a little light. Eddie Croot, Frank Freeman and Kid Bmailey were in Johnson's corner, with William Aughey as timekeeper. LaFon tlse's seconds were Jack Wade, Jack La IFontise, Kid Oglesby and Billy Langdon, with Dr. Ironside keeping the time. Wal ter Searle was the official timekeeper, From the beginning LaFontise showed his superiority, and there was never a second when the result was in doubt. In fact, had LaFontise tried he could have ended the fight several rounds before he did. as he deliberately ignored several j Openings for knockout blows. Johnson put up a game fight, but was I chopped, down and in the last round sue- : cumbed to a terrlfflc rain of blows, under j which he went to the canvas three times, j It was a clean-cut victory for the Butte j boy, and his praises were sung on every j hand by the sports from half the towns in Montana. * * * j George Gardner and Kid Carter have been matched to fight 20 rounds in the Mechanics pavillion at San Francisco, . Pecember 20. Though the men are both j in the heavyweight class, though a little | too light, the 'Frisco managers are an- ! liounelng the event as a middleweight championship contest. Just where the j dope is figured out isn't announced in the I card or today's dispatches. It looks as if Kennedy and the club I backers were trying to stave off the j Jeffries-Sharkey go—a little scheme pre- j dieted in these columns a week ago. j Kennedy cannot see where either of the I big fellows can make him any money in I such a match, particularly so soon after j the Ruhlin fizzle. So it becomes more i certain every day that the match will not be pulled off. at least not anywhere near the date originally agreed upon. * * Another instance of the weakness of the coast managers as a result of the feeling aroused over the Jeffries-Ruhlin fiasco is the fact that the Chicago poli ticians and sports who were driven out of the Windy City with their fight are looking for a place in which to pull off the White-Yanger fight. They offered the bout to Kennedy, but the latter couldn't Bee it. Those "Chi" town men who were go ing down to St. Louis and buy up the JUissourl river town for the purpose of pulling off the fight there were thrown completely in the air after all theii boastfulness. Chief of Police Kiely announced that the fight v. ould not come off, and the foxy boatmen of the big bridge burg pocketed the money sent there for cor ruption purposes and left the Chicago »ports to figure on how other peoplo dared to get even on throw downs. Because of the failure of the Chicago men to make St. Louis a dumping (round for their prize fights, the White Banger affair has not yet been pulled off and so great bas become the feeling over the clash between the different crowds of sports that no club manager has been found willing to take the re sponsibility of trying to pull off the scrap. * • * Articles were signed In Helena last night for a 20-round go between Jake Sanger of Helena and Jack Wade, light weight champion of Montana. The con test will be held the night of December À, under Marquis of Queenbury rules. The Helena theater has been engaged for the. event. Yanger is already training and Wade will begin work Monday. There will be a purse of >2500 with the Bide bets hung up on the fight which is announced to be "strictly a sparring ex hibition with nothing but science and cleverness allowed." It looks as if Wade was getting out of his old-time desire for fame as a fighter and 4s going after easy money to increase his bank account. * * * Two attractive events will mark the last coursing of the season at Coursing Park tomorrow. There are included a class stake for eight of the champions open only to first-class prize winners for the season and a 16-dog reserve stake The running will begin at 11 o'clock and If the weather is raw, fires will be built In front of the grand stand. The card ar ranged is as follows: Class Stake—First. >25.00 : 2d, >15.00, 3d and 4th, >5.00 each. Reserve Stake—First >20.00 ; 2d. >15.00; 3d and 4th. >5.00 each; and next four >2.50 each. The follow ing selections should carry ofT honors In the first round of the reserve Stake: True Blue to beat Defender; Montana Jack to beat Rough Dry, Silver Bow, Jr., to beat Lady Craw ford; Calamity Jane to beat Billy See; Gold Standard to beat Lady Hurst; Soapy Bill to Beat Queen .Moo; Mountaineer to beat Blukea, and Rush Adventure to beat Little Floe. In the class stake King Cash ier should beat Pleasanton; Dexter to beat Filz -Regina; Chllco to beat Bar away, and Lethbridge should outpoint r B Admission to tlie park and a large crowd is ex Jersey Lily, will be free pected. Drawing for the class stake of eight nominations: Bob Campbell's Pleasanton vs. J. E. Hosking's King Cashier; W. H. i Smith's Fitz- Regina vs. A. W. Jones' Dexter: G. H. Macdougall's Chllco vs. W. H. Smith's Baraway: G. H. Mac dougall's Lethbridge vs. Chas. Saun dor's Jersey Lily. Drawing for 16-dog reserve stake: Phil Dougherty's (names) True Blue vs. Phil Short's Defender; A. W. Jones' Montana Jack vs. W. II. Kitto'e Rough Dry: W. H. Smith's Silver Bow. Jr., vs. Crawford; Joe W. H. Hosking's Lady j Dare's Billy Dee vs. j John Nicholl s (names) Calamity j Jane: Dick Thomas' Gold Standard j es. Bob Campbell's (names) Lady i Hurst; G. II. Morrison's Queen Moo j vs. A. W. Jones' Soapy Bill; John ! Sampson's Blukest vs. M. Davey's i Mountaineer; Joe Hosking's Rash Ad- ! venture vs. Bob Thompson's Little . Floe. I JIMMY MICHAEL AS A JOCKEY i £ THE WAY JIM«VY MICHAEL USED TO KIOE nlBiQnMi Paris. Xov. 23.—Once more Jimmy Michael, the wheeling wonder, forkaken the steel steed for the horse. This time he is receiving instruction from ths>J lips of the great Tod Sloan, who is now in France. When Jimmy Michalik became a jockey before, he used to ride in the posture shown in the abovUM picture. Now, under the guidance of Sloan, he sits far forward with gratify* ing results. X £l. TELEPHONE COMPANY FINED. Rocky Mountain Corporation Found Guilty of Obstructing Street. Judge Boyle of the police court yes terday evening assessed a fine of >25 against Manager Arthur G. Miller of the Rocky Mountain Bell Telephone company MEN SWALLOWED UP FEARS OF ANOTHER CALAMITY AT POCAHONTAS. PARTY EIGHT EXPERTS LOST Superintendent O'Malley With Mining and Coal Inspector Enter West Mine at Bluefield—Examine Property and Have Not Reappeared. (By Associated Press.) Bluefields, W. Va., Nov. 23.—Superin tendent Walter O'Malley of the Poca hontas collieries, along with Mine In spector Brest, A. C. Hurst, chief coal inspector for the Castnor, Curran & Bul let company of Philadelphia; Robert St. Clair, chief coal inspector for Morris, St. Clair & William Oldham, sub-coal inspectors; Frazier G. Bell, mining engi neer; Joseph Vardwell, manager of the Shamokin Coal & Coke company of May bury, W. Va., composing a party of eight, entered the West mine of the Southwest Virginia Improvement company's colliery yesterday for the purpose of learning the true situation in regard to the recent ex plosion and fire in the Baby mine, and up to midnight have not been heard from. ) Rescuers Turned Back. At 6 p. in. a party consisting of ex perienced miners, led by Assistant Su perintendent King, entered the mine to rescue the lost party of eight, but at 6:45 they returned, having encountered such quantity of black damp as to make it impossible to proceed any distance into the mine. Assistant Superintendent King was completely overcome by the gas encountered and Is now in a critical condition. A consultation Is now being held In the company's office at Pocahontas by court. for obstructing the alleys of Butte with the poles of the company. The fine is another result of the stub born contest between Street Commis sioner McLaughlin and the company, In which the former seeks to cause the company to respect the orders issued through his office and do away with the poles In certain sections of plots of ground interfering with the work of the street department. The prosecution was conducted on the ground that the company had no right under its charter to erect poles and wires in the alleys or certain side streets the city. The company maintained that the fr chise gave the right to maintain the lines on the alleyways as well as the streets. ot odn and that the poles erected did not stitute a violation. Judge Boyle construed the ordinances and franchise as did City Attorney Lamb, and so decided. The telepnone company gave notice of an appeal to a higher Fight at Crystal Springs. In a fight at Crystal Springs last night, Charles Joyce was hit In the head with a small hammer, alleged to have been used by a man named Spellman. Joyce vtas brought to the city about 1 o'clock last night and attended by a physician. The fight took place in a saloon, and was followed by a gun play, in which no one was shot. No arrests were made. Sewer for Centerville. Health Officer Leggatt had a confèr enee with the board of commissioners yesterday afternoon, which resulted In an agreement that the county would con struct a sewer through Centerville to the limits of the city, and that the municipal ity would then extend the Alaska street sewer from Woolman street to the city limits, a distance of about 100 feet. Syr. Leggatt will report .he agreement imgk to the board of health for approval, Tot lowing which bids will be immediately advertised for. NEW YORK—There was no appa flagging of interest at the horse s: and immense crowds were present. II the different mining experts from fft<_ Flat Top Fields, these experts from the been rushed to Pocahontas by special train. All efforts are being used to re cover ihe bodies of the party, but no hope is entertained that any of them will be recovered alive. Baby Fire Still Burnijjjj. The fire that originally started in the Baby mine last Thursday morning, and which was supposed to have been undÀr control, is now burning fiercely. All the members of the lost party are prominent in the coal field and the excitement nSiv prevailing at Pocahontas is intense, business having been practically sus pended. - All the members of the party are mar- ried and some have large families ----- y, TROOPS IN RAGS. V Soldiers Leave Morocco for Mountain Expedition in Destitution. (By Associated Press.) London, Nov. 23.—A dispatch from Ape city of Morocco says the 3000 trr which form the expedition to mulish mountains tribes for abducting a Spa boy and girl left the capital in a s|Me of absolute destiution. Many of them are in rags and no É* forms were provided before their parture. The cold, rainy season is ginning. The condition of the sol after mountain marching and fordln the course of their Journey of 400 rr? will be pitiful. Food will scarcely be tainable. The Spanish government, says the respondent, will surely be unsat: with the result of the expedition, wl should have been postponed until spring. & CAUSE FOR DAMAGE. :v Schooner Capt. A. W. Hall Claims Un just Imprisonment. (By Associated Press.) Seattle. Nov. 23.—Capt. A. W. Hall, formerly of the San Francisco schooner Sadie, has landed here from the British ship Pass of Melfort, and will hasten to Washington to lay before the state O' Beauty's Blood Deep How untrue the old adage "Beauty's Skin Deep." How many women of beautiful features marred by impure blood try in vain to get a pure complexion by doctoring the skin. The quickest, surest, only way to beauty is to cleanse the blood. "I have bean taking Caeeareta for "I mmt add mir toilinonial to your relu abl* let and have been greatly benefited." n..«—•• — Mias Qertrud© (Trant. Cambridge, Maas. . jn vary wall pleased with Caacarata. They are fine for the complexion. -Uiu Catharine C. Coffman. S. English la. "Caaearata wilt cloar the complexion of b "Caacarata have dona a great Ä# and _ Mtaa Înoi4nco l fcook. 1 holla, puro 'oxas. deal of good for . Webater City. Ia. medicine Caacarata for atomaoh trouble/ na alnger), inth Street. New lick headaches a ! box of Caacareta. entirely cured/'— Miax Clara Sllmmel. Bo. Bandnaky Street. Delaware Ohio. "Caacarata did me a world of good. My llvar was in bad condition for aoma time and on* box cured me." — Mlaa Mabel Allan. Clare, Michlga*» How many, many young women are anaemic, pale, sickly-looking, perhaps with pimples on face and neck, owing to poor, unhealthy blood. Perhaps womanhood is approaching, that serious time of life when irregularities are liable to break down n constitution. The first rule for purifying and enrich ing the blood is to keep the bowels free and natural, gently but positively, without nervous shock, and Cascarets Candy Cathartic is the only medicine to do it. Beat for^the Bowel*. All druggi.ta, ioc, ijc.soc. Never sold in ' Guaranteed to cure bulk. The genuine tablet stamped C C C. or your money back. Sample and booklet free. Address Sterling Remedy Company, Chicago or New York. M IRRIGATION A CURSE SO CLAIM LOVERS OF THE GIANT CACTI OF ARIZONA. WATER KILLS THE ODD PLANT Curiosities That Were Once the Pride of the Desert Land Rapidly Becoming a Thing of the Fast. Phoenix, Ariz.—The placing of water on the arid wastes of Arizona land and the consequent evolution from desert to garden is driving to extinction one of the strangest plants in all the world. At a recent session of the territorial legislature the cereus glganteus, the giant cactus, better known as the saguara peculiar to the soil of this terri tory, was made the official flower of Arizona. Not many years will elapse un til a new choice will be made neces sary. When the first Franciscan fathers journeyed north from Mexico they took back a report of the great cacti which covered the plains of the new country, and told marvelous tales of the food vhlue of the new piant, of the Indian tribes who subsisted on the fruit of the sagura, and of the wonderful benefits in the liquor from its sap. As far as the eye could reach stretched veritable forests of these great sentinels of the desert. Now as the art of the American has reclaimed, Çoot by foot, the miles of former desert and the magic water has made orange, peach and apricot orch ards and great fields of alfalfa, the saguara has fallen, and only in spots «here water cannot be placed can the odd plant be found. On the rocky, gravelly mesas these largest of the cactus family point their canielabra-like arms straight toward the sky, not infrequently attaining a height of 60 feet. The body cf the saguara, sometimes two feet in thickness, is composed of thin pieces of porous wood, arranged in the form of a Corinthian column, cov ered and held together by the outside fiber of a pale green. At some distance from the ground large branches put out, while the whole sur face is covered with sharp, prickly thorns. A large white, sometimes pur ple, blossom springs forth early in spring and ripens into a pear-shaped fruit by the last of June. The fruit, the Petahaya, tasting like a mixture of raspberry and fig, is highly prized by both Indians and Mexicans, who bring it to the ground by the aid of a long hooked pole. Part of the fruit is eaten while ripe and the rest is dri«d in the sun or boiled down to a jam. Until the advent of the missionaries to the Papago Indian tribe, some 20 years ago, the gathering of the saguara was the signal for the most bloody orgy of the year. All of the tribe contributed material for the saturnalia, each bringing his quota of fruit to the medicine men. This was mixed with water and then allowed to ferment, then boiled—a highly department what he believed to be a good cause for damages against the Mex ican government. He claims to have been arrested and imprisoned without cause while on a pearl fishing expedition in the Gulf of California. After two months' confine ment he succeeded in making his es cape. ORMAN WILL JOIN. Colorado Executive Will Participate in Conference of Governors. (By Associated Press.) Denver, Colo., Nov. 23.--A telegram has been received by Governor Orman, ask ing him if he would participate in the conference of governors called by Gover nor Van Sant of Minnesota, for co-opera tion against railway trusts. The governor replied that he would participate in the conference If it was possible for him to be absent from the state at that time. Honors for M. Berthelet. (By Associated Press.) New York, Nov. 23.—The French cham ber of deputies, says a Paris correspond ent, has resolved to send a deputation to the Jubilee celebration of M. Berthelet, the famous chemist, who is described by President Deschael as a "Great citizen, an honor not only to France, but to the world of science." Antartic Steamer in Port. (By Associated Press.) Cape -Town, Nov. 23.—The steamer Gauas, 1 bearing the German Antarctic expedition, headed by Prof. Ehrich von Drgalski of Berlin, who sailed from Kiel, August 11. and concerning the safety of which considerable anxiety has been felt, has arrived here. Vanderbilt-Neilson. (By Associated Press.) " New York, Nov. 23.—According to a New York paper, the formal announce ment of the engagement of Miss Kath leen Neilson and Reginald Vanderbilt will be made as soon as his (Bother. Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt, returns to the city. intoxicating beverage being the result. When all was ready the women, dressed In their best, congregated on top of the wickiups, 10 or 20 buildings together for safety from the bucks, who deliberately proceeded to drink themselves Into a state of frenaled Intoxication. Joining hands, they began a war dance, the oancing being mostly of side Jumps. During these bibulous feasts a number of the braves were frequently killed. The saguara is short lived, although tradition has given it an age measured by centuries, usually beginning to de cay at the base before attaining its Chandelier Sale We have bought the entire stock of the Butte Plumbing Com pany, consisting of new designs in Combination and Electrie Chande liers, which we offer at 25 Per Cent less than regular selling prices Montana Electric Co. 53 bast Broadway Anaconda Copper Mining Co. Hardware Dept. Corner of Quartz and Main Streets, Butte, Mont. Mining and Blacksmith Supplies, Mechanics' Tools, Shell & Heavy Hardware REVOLVERS. GUNS, RIFLES AND AMMUNITION Montana Agents For Alsen & Sait Lake Portland Cements WHOLESALE AND RETAIL Orders and Correspondence Solicited. STENBERG'S SIGNS Are the Best. who says so? EVERYBODY 1 WÊËÊtÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊtÊÊÊÊL maeeaeeaeae Shop In the R.ear 59 W. Park. 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