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EVERY IEiM Of IJP-IO-DAI[ SPORT FINDS A PLACE ON THE 0I1
TWAIN AFTER JACK CLIFFORD Doc Flynn and Kid Opie Would Both Like to Make Match With Chamoion-McCarthy Writes From Boulder-Local Chitchat. There are two mien after Jack (Tlifford inice his latest victory over Jack \Wade and so far as known now Clifflord can have the olpporitiunity of beating Iboth before he leaves for the coast. Yesterday the proposition was made for ('li;:ilrd to go against D)oc Flynn for a in roa1d1 go for a purse of $400no-.2o a sidi. Clilffrd was not seen inl time to get an ;ansi\er but there is a pIossibility of the two men Ieing btrotughlt together in private before the Montana champiion leaves for San Francisco. Opie is also after Clifford again, though illnmediately after the \Wade-(lilford match thle chatmpion aunnitouncedl li imself as recady to take (,pie on. The statcment was miade later that the backiiig proiised tpic had not materialized anid that for this reason the match was abanidonted. Flynnt is lookeld upon as one of the imen wsith consitlerable license to whip Clifford. thouiigh in form lie would hold the ,mall enild of the betting for the reason that \Wade whipped him hanildily at Ana conlda last fall. F:lynn's friends insist that his defeat by Wa\'e was dtue to carelessness and over colnfidence andi there are hackers stand ing ready to puit up a good sized purse Ili case I lilftord will conlsent to Imeet him. 'I he aatch hliouhl prove a dtrawing card as Ibth imen are of the same order of fightelr- anld wouldl certainly puit till a ,ool contest. McCarthy at Boulder. Jerry McCarthy, who is il traniigt; at ltoulder, writcs as follows t to the sportiilg editor of the Inter Mllllutaliln: I am writing youtt, letting you know how I ami getting along. ()pie and I are here at thie Springs and are in fine conditiont and I'll surely make a hard fight the tith, and it wonlt be lack of colnditionl if I amil not successful i dlefeatintg Dal. ()f course I realize how fast I)al is, but I can go :a litth le myself. I tlpunch the hag stix rotlnlds. skip rope teill mllilte's, do slhadow work four rounds, IOpie and I go a four or live roundil lout, whilch is on the rough order, anld wind util by wrestling, whlich comipletcs our afterlooln's work, besides ruinning over the hills in the forenoon. The Springs is a line place to trail andtl is the proper place for gettinll ill cotn ditint. t)pie is in line shape atnd is awful anxious to ibox Jack (Clilt(ordI or lanly I, 133 potllnd llaan who wants a go." Harris and the Dread "Unknown." Ni,,s that liarritgton is out of the talk GATES HAS BETTING Go RING BADLY SCARED WORKS "DOUBLE UP" SYSTEM AT c SARATOGA-SENDS IN 75 PER CENT OF ALL MONEY. I. A P.ci, hihtory cannot show the equal of t, fohl W. tates, whose appl)earance in the betting ring at the Saratoga track is one of the biggest sensations of the year. r Gates has the betting ring scared, and that's all there is to it. With Juohn A. I)rale: he is working a doublc-up system n that is causing the bookies to lose much needed sleep at night. A few weeks ago the Saratoga bookmakers read of the do ing of this pair and accepted the state- t ments with the traditional grain of salt. The bookies chuckled to themselves and declared they would add to their bank rolls. Since the advent of the two pluntgers at Saratoga, however, the bookies have been oni the run. Gates was so anxious to get his money down the other day that he went into the ring himself to assist his conmmissioners.. e lost on all the early races of the day, but he got it all back on the last event, together with a handsome profit on the day's speculation. Gates works on the principle that if one has imoney enough and doubles up on the bets lie cannot fail to win, and as he has the tmoney his system is working out. Panic in Betting Ring. With a roll of money vastly larger in its proportions than the entire ring together multiplied by the bank roll of the field bookies, it is little wonder that panics are the order of the day in the betting ring. It is a new sensation for the men who take the bets. It is estimated that 75 per cent of the money wagered every day at Sara toga is put up by John W. Gates. Whitney is by no means a pigmy in rac ing circles, but as compared with Gates lihe sinks into insignificance. Gates would be successful by himself, for he knows what he wants and bets on his own judgment. With his unlimited capital lie could scarcely fail to come out ahead of the game in the end. Gates, however, does not go it alone, and often has the advice of John A. Drake. 'Together they are well nigh in vincible. Their judgment is remarkably true. The two men are totally unlike, another factor which enters into the scheme to ntake their joint dealings overwhelmingly successful. Drake is cool, deliberate and wise. Drake is volcanic, but his judgment is superb. If he loses one, two, three, four times, it does not bother hint. He goes in for the next race, doubles up his coin, and comes off with his bank roll swelled to colossal proportions. System Is Profitable. Gates and Drake find the double-up system so profitable that they are wonder ing why nobody has ever thought of it bifore, As a matter of fact, lots of people hove thought of it, and just as many have lqnged for a bank account large en o wrrant the.playing of such a game o i(ouldn't btrt on a "sure thing." -Drake has cleaned up millions by this syietemn .,. ntsglas4 be won . fort. ing for a (ornish match with Harris In Ilutte, the speechifying reverts to the original challenge to Harris to wrestle an unknown for $5oo a side. There is considerable speculation as to who the unknown is and tarris and his backers so far have steadfastly refused to consider any match in which the Imata is not named before the forfeit is placed. Among the followers of the Cornish style there are still hopes of Harris being induced to take up the challenge, as tie is recognized at this time as the peer of any of the local meni so far brought out utnd just one more first-class bout for blood i.i what the men of thee nmst would like to sec. Big House a Sure Thing. "We're going to have the biggest house of thel season; at the iIroadway theater niext 'Tuesday night," :.aid Manager John Sinp. son todal;y. "Mct arthy has a great big following in Iliitte and all of Walkerville will lie there to see the "Pet" di the trick with ltawkins. ()f course every one knows what Ilawkin has done, linut there's a big lot tof flute lsports who don't think he can do it again where there's a MIc Carthy to blie hteted." A Souvenir. ' See that hall," said "Iiinie Run" Joe Marshall this mirinii as hlie piroluced a sphere fromt his p.cket. "Well, that's the h:all I hlel nitil Flannery started to third last Thulrslay. I'm going to hol.l tie goggasted thing the remainder of my life -or until lly wife, if I ever get tne, takes it away from ie. See ?" He May Reform. It's the ulnexlpctc, i that hai)ppenCs .)ine times. Soii dion's get worried or alarmedl it L'nipire Met 'arthy should suddenly take to calling out the numbe.r of balls aslt strikes in any oldi gaii' he halppens to tunpire in lhttle within ilth next 48 hours. "Macr" has not decide, yet whether to nunllet'r hisi calls or not b-ut then he's a fellow given nmuthly to surprii.ei'-all sorts of siur Iries. Sunday Is After McCarthy. Ilert Sunday wants to tight Jerry Mc (arthy for a match at 145 pounds with a Ilawkin's. \Williamt Malley, Sunlay's manager, has iw,ned a challenge to Mec Carthy for ta ,matih at 145 hounids with a side het of $.,to, the contest to take place wherever the hest pturse is ottered. CARRIE NATION IS NOT AN ENTHUSIASTIC FAT" Gets Into the Ball Park by Mistake on the Sabbath and Is Horrified Upon Learning Character of Place. lMrs. Carrie Nation as a lI,asc!.ill fan can scarcely be termeiI an inmncttn u-e cess. Last Sunlay in St. Louis, the fan tus, anti-salon lhatcllhet wichlder of la sas created a small sized seons:'l.ii at league park. She walked hohlly upl to the entrantce, with the hearing of one whllo is exipeteld. A large, elegantly Iboundi Bible was piressed to her side nceathl the crok of her eI how, and the fans., whho were standing bIy gazed itn niranLi(.i'ent. 'The .:ec keeper reached out his ftingers to claih the adulllis sion ticket, but it was inot foirthcoiming. I am Mrs. arrie Nation, and this isl my comptanion," sail thI stout lady with an air of aissturancle. A scarcely sulppreissed smiile of amTusl meit flickered for an instant across tilhe ticket receiver's cru tt!r-ll;ace, butl lie passel her on with a how to Sceretairy Ileilbronner, who was near biy and whol had heard the annoullcemellnt of the dis tiiguished visitor. "W e are pleased to see you. inada;n1,' he said in his Siurnday vuice ttand , ith a tnmost courtly how. St'Sep right in; yaou shall have box seats." And just thent a settsational play ,wa enacted on the dialinld. A\ wihl, etxhul taut scream frim huindreds of excited throats startled the saloon wrecker from the prairies, and she glatlced about inl bewilderment. "Where amt 1 \Vhtat place is this?" shte mlurmlluried. "This is thle baseball park, madam," re plied Mr. Ileilbronnemtr. The lady's hand arose in a (deprecatry gesture, all expression of horrified anlnaze ment flitted over her face, and site gasped "O-o-oh!" Mr. tleillronner tried to say something, but the elderly liiquor-anltagon ist had fled through the stile, clutching still more firmly to her side the gilt-edged Bible. She hastened across the street and was admitted to the fair grounds with alactrity. She had simply got into the wronig place. and a little later was delivering an address to a multitude at the Retail (;rocers' fes tival. TRACK AND FIELD. Baltimore is to get the fall games of the South Atlantic Association, A. A. U., which will he held the last Saturday in September. Eastern athletes will be kept busy pre paring for this and the meet of the Metro politan Association, A. A. U., whic.d will occur in New York city on August 3o. A feature of the event is that all the medals and other prizes have been dontated by old athletes or by admirers of amateur sport. plunging, double plunging and triple plung ing. Moreover, he usually won at long odds, thereby creating the more of a sein sation. There is only one man in the betting `ring at Saratoga who will take any and all inamy offered by these two plungers. It is Joe Ullman. All the others are scared to death anld cannot be induced to accept a vinl wager. WILSON SAYS HE HAS ENOUGH President of Montana Jockey Club Will Retire at the Close of This Season--Does-Not Believe Racing Will Go Here. There will he no more high-class racing In IButte after the close of the present meeting-at least not for several years, if the prediction of the present officials is fulfilled. President Ilugh Wilson of the Montana Jockey club came out candidly today and stated in terms not to be miistaken that HUGH WILSON, President of Montana Jjckey Club. the people of Montana did not appreciate high-class racing, and that until they were educated up to paying an admnission at the gate, there would never he another first class meeting in Hutte. Mr. Wilson stated that at the close of this meeting he would retire and would not again take the lead in the attempt to estallish rating of the better class, either in Butte or elsewhere in the state. The announcement is further made that racing will close officially Sepitember i, and that while it may ie raing will be kept up for two or three weeks longer in BUtte in order to satisfy the horsemen who have Ipetitioned for a continuance, there will be Ino meeting hell by the Montana Jockey clhii in Anaconda, as was at first arranged for. Butte Does Not Appreciate. In spleaking of the situation, l'resident Wilsoni said today: "Canlidly, we are I lhaving a high class of racing at this mieet ilg which the people of Monttana tdo not appreci:ate. Whllilc the attendanlce has beenl faiily good it doesn't steem that the people" fully appreciate the class oL raci4g which ha:s cc.n given to thlaemt by the associatlln. "It looks as if scrill racing would hletter suit the people of the state. and it is cer tainly thi sortt of r:cing they will get inl the iuture until they can give much better sulpport t, the enterpris,.. "I am satisfied that there will never be given tihe malue high-clilss racinlg in Butte that we have given thiis season, as they will inot h aide to get anybodly to take h thl of it anld invest the same mioney agaii. "I shall quit after this meetitng, and I think mist of lmy associates have experi tetnted l with tlhe 11 mtana public for the la; t time with I;rst-class racing. "There have hccn imany pleople" who speak lof the o lay meetinlg atul auetry as Io why so long a meetingL shutil he liht. You see, we up here out of the iorld-in f.ct, whenu it colies to horses to ie shipped from. the hest tracks--it is always a lquestion with an onllcr to comte to Butte. The alti'tule ani climate is ag:ainst himt antl the cost of shiplilents is sottmething enormous. A man miany biring his horses Icere itn good shape and yet he can't be sure of racing themi for a tmonth, say, be cause of the changelt ill climlate COURSING AT WEST SIDE PARK I1 Result of the Draw for the Twenty-four Dog Stake Tomorrow. Some good coursing is promised at the WVest Side ('nursing park tomorrow. The irrawi;in for the a--dog stake was made last night. The tir:,b course will Ie called at a :3o p. m. The result of the draw was as follows: Foley & Short's lady Newark vs. \V. II. Smith's Might ie Keen. H. M. Campbellll's Queen Moo vs. C. Sanders' Shy Midget. A. W. Jones' Glencoe vs. A. W. Jones' Montana Jack. R. M. Campbell's Sara vs. If. C. lowe's On Alert. C. M. Jones, (old Standard vs. Wilkin son & Andrews' Fred Freedom. C. Saunders' Jersey Lily vs. It. Bennett's Jack Romney. Knight & Kent's imp. Spring vs. H. Corlis' Dartmoor Dan. A. W. Jones' Dexter It. vs. J. Gerson's May Be Kind. W. II. Smith's Pat Freedom vs. A. J. Vanllderwhite's Scotch Reel. Paschal Poe's Iady Bug vs. Knight & Kent's Grafton. Foley & Short's Dorothy Belle vs. Paschal Poe's Isis. A. J. Vanderwhite's Lady Gayety vs., Howe & Noall's Charlie Prince. Glencoe and Montana Jack guarded. Glencoe goes against Sara; Montana Jack against On Alert. Ruled Off Butte Track. F, Kraft and G;eorge Weblb have been notified by the judlges at the Butte track that they must get their stables off the grounds by Monday next. The reason; given for the action is that the horses' have been running unsatisfactory races. The horses in the Kraft stable that are ruled off are Kenova and George H. Ketchum. The Webb horses barred 'ari Rose of Hilo and Ulloa. Kenova was en tered recently in a $K,ooo stake race with excellent chances for winning. No penalty is attached to the order except to leave the Butte track, and no specific charges are made. "In order to Induce some of the best stables to come here we had to guarantee a lngth of time for the meeting, and to guarantee the purses also. It was impos sibkl to get good horses here unless such guarantees were made, and we had to gunsantee the time in order to give the owners a chance to acclimate their strings. Never Again. 'I am satisfied we will never be able to get the same class of horses again and I don't think any one else will try to do what we have done. For this reason I think there will le no more high class racing in Montana for years to come. "\\e have labored under a heavy handi cap during this meeting which is not fully realized by the public. As I said, it is lmpossilble to get people in Montana to pay :mn admission to see racing, no matter how good it be. They won't pay an admis sion and it is impossible to carry otr a high clas meeting without admission being charged. "\We have been struggling along with out admission at the gate and without en trance fees and yet we are carrying on the saure class of racing as is being given in the big cities, where they take in $5,000 a day for admissions alone. If we could have even $z,Soo or $a,ooo in gate receipts each day we would get along swimminhgly and could carry bn the best racing for an indelinite nunber of years, even if the polrooms up town did run. "t(f course, it is tie uptown poolrooms whAdh have done us as much harm as any thinu else. With the poolrooms running I consider that we have been too heavily handicapped. The play that went into the poolrooms belonged to the track, especially when we were charging no admnission prac tically, so that we lost much that really belongs to the track and which other tracks over the country secure. For Love of Sport. 'I took hold of the racing this year again, nlot with the idea of making any money butt more because I am fond of the splort and love horses. I love horse racing and, I wanted to see Butte have a first-class srletling, helieving as I did that the best upport would be given us. But I was mis akril and when this meeting is over, I am throwugh with that sort of racing. "`No, we are net guiitg t :lose anything to speak of on this meeting. We will get through all 4tiht, I think. Considering the conditions of the town and the further Kact that the poolrooms were running up t1,wn we have got along splendidly. "'There are many of the horsemen who are anxious that the racing be continued for two or three weeks after our announced date' of closing. We have given no answer as yet and the continuance will depend uptl the patronage between now and Sep tcnlher I. If the patrongae warrants it, we will exteud the meeting a couple of welks in order to satisfy the horsemen. 'lihe Anaconda meeting has been aban dollned. Will Fulfill Obligation. .\ I have sadl before, the class of racinll has been of the best and will compare with the racing on any track in the country. We have with us one of the heat track officials in America and we are paying them just as much as any track iii the country is paying. WV.3 titp here in Butte we have given just as ttucht as the tracks in large cities with tin gate receipts. Anybody catl fig tir tha:tt out for themselves. "'There is no nmembler of the associa tiol hoI is complaiining and we will carry outit every agreemenllt made. W\re will carry out the program we promised the horsemen and will pay all purses in frill just exactly as we agreed to do, Iut it is the final action with us so far as . ol ltanaa is concerned. "t.\ietr we have closed this meeting we will go out of the public racing meet ings adt hereafter I thinlk they will run in the brush for Butte." =k".; t: r----- . . . . JUDGE THOMAS EASILY DEFEATS SILVER. DICK Leaves the Post First and Is Never Head ed-The Track Was Slow-Great Crowd Sees Big Match Race. v;,-d weather and an excellent card comblied to draw one of the largest crowds of the season to the race track yesterday afternoon. The opening races were not altogether uninteresting hut the big event of the day's sport and the one which the people had conme to see was the match race between Silver Dick and Judge Thomnas. Judge Thomas established his reputa tion as a sprinter of merit early in the present meeting and when he was beaten by Silver Dick in the recent match race between the two horses and Populist the surprise was general. Judge Thomas went to the post yester day the favorite notwithstanding the fact that he was to run against the horse that had beaten him. That the victory was a popular one could not be doubted after the imighty shout that went up from One stantds as Judge Thomas came in front of the judge's stand first by nearly two lengths. Judge Thomas had the best of it from the start. Getting off first he was never headed and won easily. Silver Dick seemed indisposed to do his best and gave about as miserable an exhibition of a quar ter mile sprint as one cares to see once in a lifetime. He scarcely seemed the same horse that made the distance in aiMs. The race yesterday was anything but a fast one and the time marked, am 4, is very lenient. Lester Reiff, the well-known horse train er, has severed his connection with John A. Drake's Western string at Chicago, and is en route to San Francisco. There was no misunderstanding between Reiff and Mr. Drake, the former simply being dis satisfied with the quality of the horses placed in his care. SEATTLE RACES OPEN MONDAY King County Fair Association to Throw Open Its Gates--Pacific Coast Golf--"Fitz" Is Out For Good--Sporting Gossip. Racing will be on at Seattle in earnest Monday when the King County Fair association throws open the gates to the public for the td days' inaugural racing qeason. It will be the most complete rac ing plant in the Northwest, and every known modern racing convenience will be in operation to dispatch the fields quickly and with accuracy. The latest improved Maxwell starting gate will be operated for the runners, and the improved Hess timing and result machines have been received from Cincinnati. The announce ment of the stake attractions for the vari ous days has met with general approval ot the public and horsemen. Four hundred stalls have been completed and of that number 2oo are already occupied, while horses are arriving daily from all sections of the country. Montana will probably have the largest delegation, as applications for over 20o stalls have been received from Butte. The meeting will be a mixed one, with the harness horses and thorough bred runners alternating for public favor, with five or more races daily. On Satur day, August a., the Seattle derby, $i,ooo, for 3-year-olds, will be run, and on this day the program will be made up entirely of running races. There are 24 nomina tions for the derby, and of that number it is believed at least ia will face the starter. Champion Woman Bowler. Mrs. Frances Saakes, the champion woman bowler of California, and with some claims for that honor for the United States, has a record that will outshine that of many bowlers of the sterner sex who have been in the game for a long time. Mrs. Saakes' first tourney work was in ig9o, when she was one of the woman's team that competed in the tournament at .os Angeles. Her average for 48 games was 145 1-48, and it is said that she has crossed The 200oo mark oftener than any other woman bowler. England's Champion Oarsman. American oarsmen are interesting them selves in a movement that is being made to induce F. S. Kelly, this year's winner of the Diamond sculls at Henley, to visit this country. Titus, the American oars man, who lost to Kelly, is one of the prime movers in the affair. Kelly is recognized as Great Britain's foremost oarsman and is very popular in sporting circles on the Island. Should he accept the invitation to visit the United States it is the intention, to arrange several matches with some of the best oarsmen on this side of the water. Lord Derby Defeated. L.ord Derby, the horse that defeated Tihomas W. Lawson's Boralma for the $40, ooo stake a week ago at Hartford, Conn., was the other day defeated by a mare of much slower mark. The event took place at the matinee of the New York Driving club at the Empire State track. The trotter that performed the feat was the bay mare, L.ouis Jefferson (2:171,). She belongs to C. K. G. Billings of Chi cago. lie was not here to drive her, so her trainer, Scott McCoy, handled the rib bons, while Mr. Stsathers drove Lord Derby. Th'le race was a special mile dash. T.ouis Jefferson was sent away flying, while Lord l)erby was rather slow in starting, and be fore the half mile post was reached the mare held the lead by a full length. Herbert and Articulate Matched. Now it is proposed that Herbert and the crack western horse, Articulate, meet in a match race at the Springs. The mat ter is being considered by the owners of the two horses, and as each thinks he has the better horse, it is quite likely that the race will be pulled off. Both horses are good murders, so that the conditions of the track will cut no figure. It is proposed to HOW THEY STAND. American League. Played. Won. Lost. P.Ct. Philadelphia .....91 52 39 .571 St. Louis .......93 52 41 .559 Boston .........98 54 44 .551 Chicago ......... 50 42 .543 Cleveland ....... 98 47 51 .480 Washington .....97 45 52 .464 Baltimore .......94 40 54 .426 Detroit .........96 40 56 .417 WHERE THEY PLAY TODAY. Pacific Northwest League. Helena at Butte. Seattle at Tacoma. Spokane at Portland. National League. Brooklyn at St. Louis. New York at Chicago. Philadelphia at Pittsburg. Boston at Cincinnati. American League. Cleveland at Washington. Chicago at Philadelphia. St. Louis at Baltimore. Detroit at Boston. RESULTS YESTERDAY, American League. Boston, a: Chicago, r. Philadelphia, xi; Detroit, 4. Second game-Philadelphia, S; Detroit, a. Washington, 6; St. Louis, a. Second game-Washington, a; St. Louis, z. Western League. St. Joseph, a; Des Moines, z. Milwaukee, 3; Denver, o. Peoria-Colorado Springs game post poned; wet grounds. Arthur Sutton, probably the best known of the professional swordsmen of the West, is in Denver, and issues a challenge to any and all comers. He is willing fence either.with the foreign broadsword or rapier. make the match for $zo,ooo a aide, and the Saratoga association would add prob ably $2,5oo. An American Monte Carlo. The Jockey club and the Saratoga Rac ing association intend to make a strenu ous fight to dispel the gambling atmosphere that is steadily growing at Saratoga. It seems to be the aim of the,gamblers now there to make the place an American Monte Carlo, and Mr. Whitney and his as sociates are desirous of combating the trend in this direction. The gamblers recognize in Mr. Whitney the most powerful of all their enemies. Champion Sprinter Injured. The world's champion amateur sprinter, Arthur F. DulTy, whose record is 9 3-5 sec onds for the too yard dash, has probably run his last race. He is now suffering from an injured knee in England, and the rector of Georgetown university, on be half of the whole faculty, has cabled Duffy to give tip the track, as it might seriously injure his health. Pacific Coast Golf. Golfers throughout the West are look ing forward to the second annual meet ing of the Pacific Coast Golf association, which will be held on the links at Del Monte, Cal., beginning August 18. Entries for the women's amateur cham pionship of the P:.cific Coast will close on Monday with T. P. Gower, secretary of, the association, at I9 Beale street, San Francisco. The event is. open to all ama teurs who are qualified under the bylaws of the association and are members of Lffiliated clubs. The qualifying round, over z8 holes, medal play, will begin at 9:3o on Monday morning, the 18th. The eight best scorers will enter the first match play round, beginning at 9:30 on Tuesday morning. The semi-final round will be played on Wednesday morn ing and the final round on Thursday morning. All the rounds will be over i8 holes. The winner of the final round will be the champion woman amateur golfer of the Pacific Coast for 1902. The trophy will be held for the year by the club from which she shall have entered. The runner-up will receive a silver medal and the winner a gold one. In addition to the women's champion ship there will also be a competition for the Del Monte cup for men, the contest between teams representing Northern and Southern California for a trophy present ed by J. W. Byrne, president of the Pa cific Coast Golf association. Teams of not less than six players nor more than eight will be selected at Del Monte from the available golfers. The open championship is for amateurs and professionals, the winners if amateurs receiving the gold, silver and bronze medals of the association, and if profes sionals receiving money, as follows: First $0oo, second $30, third $2o. "Fitz" Out for Good. There can be little doubt that Robert Fitzsimmons has retired permanently from the ring. Although twice defeated by the giant boilmaker, of the two, he is the more popular, and will go down in ring history as the greatest fighter that ever donned the padded mitts. Jeffries is the undisputed champion, and for the present at least, there is no one for him to fight. Jim Corbett has been men tioned in this connection but it is doubt ful if he would stand a ghost of a show. Others have suggested Tommy Ryan, but Ryan is evidently not over-anxious and in tirn suggests Hall Adali or sonime other giant Turk. Snlarkey or Ruhlin might do but the match would not be of much' interest. All things considered, Jeffries stands in a fair way to retain his title until some new find springs up to give hin battle. SIR THOiMAS LIPTON TO BUILD CUP CHALLENGER Will Devote His Best Efforts in an At. tempt to Lift the America's Cup The Probable Defender. Sir Thomas Lipton is now busily en gaged completing his plans for a third America's cup challenger, and in about a month he will be ready to announce toe details of his coming attempt. The plans for a working model are finished and in a safe at the Fairlie shipyards, and drafts men are now preparing the working draw ings. It is evident that Sir Thomas in tends to devote his energy to making his latest craft the one to 'deliver the goods." As for the defender of the America's cup in so9n, the New York Yacht club will in all likelihood "tunie up" Constitution, Herreshoff's last product in the 9o-foot line, which has been in Designer Nat's sheds at Bristol, R. I., since last summer. Constitution's defeat by Columbia in the trials a year ago is not thought by experts to indicate that the latter gallant craft is the faster, for it is generally conceded that the "two time" winner won out by superior handling and by being better pre: pared. SPORTING BREVITIES, Sam Harris is quoted as saying that he is willing to bet $So,ooo on McGovern. Wake up, Samn McGovern is not such a certainty in this scrap. Louisville is willing to take the Corbett McGovern fight ifnobody else wants it. SPORTING GOOO EBI XCLUSIVELY Baseball, Athletic .od. Fislang Tackle, Fire Arms, Ammunitioe Ca, En l s-, West Park 5rWrite lot Prices.