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INTER MOUNTAIN'S DAILY REVIEW OF SPORTING NEMWS LOCAL AND NATIONAL
i...- ,.-,-...,,. ..,,.. . .. . ,, . '- . ..i I li t l I • I: I I ] MOVEMENT TO TRY TO PURIFY TRACKS HARNESS HORSE DRIVERS' UNION MAY BE FORMED AND CROOKED TURFMEN KEPT OFF. 3Y AS I'o IAIlD I11i s.. '8ostonl. Jian. to.--nl the .;i.st steps have been taken for the formation of a ilar ness Ilorse Drivers' union for the puirpolse of purifying the sport :1 i if potlssible snake the dlisgracefutl thiings h licilh marked last se.aon an13 impossibility. "if I were still ill the g;ioe as actively as I tIsed to lie I wohli try III)y lst to get all the boys together andlll prolpose that we all sign a pleldge to ,4use llur very hecst endeavor to inslltre clean1 ralcinlg and to re fuse to associate with or lrcolgnize anlly driver or trainer mlixed ip in a dishollc t deal," says Johnl Slanl, once the forCLmrlrst trotting hI rse driver in Ilthi c ',llitrv. "A regulallr ocrgliiittli ti I.1udihl i,4, flormedl for nmutuil protection agailn"l Ithe stigitla always cast up~n the li procfleson by illegal acts, an4d IuciiIh coihl Ie done lItowardc: puri fying the turf. h\\'hn wec hear of hop plc-cutting, ire-tir-putring alnd lpulling horsesi' jaws. ilcost otf to keepl the luc'st one fronl w illinnilI a Tice there is great need of purification, and ilthe solonelr the process is started the bIltter. "With anll organiization of drivers aind trainers, sometlhing on the plan I have suggested thlere w'.tuh l't Ie .c (Icll.h iase. for a book of strict rhll'.. so4lle 1"f hi ilI are hard to rtii'iitcc, nlllartir.llll4. for the drivers would go it, i Ill ,I, till ir bet ito win, and lthe ju(l.' 4ro4thld hate c-ithing to do blit sit it the .stc,11 l and look plealvlnit. This may he a scry haiutliful dre-am of lsline, but it can Ie ftllillhd if the drivers andi triinlirs will onily wAe.;,Iu' up aCi, 're. how uiich it w'ulli e l' ttich r illlcrci est to formill'I tch a .sucllC y. "If In. 1 r ol i1i, .e ouhl1l U 1 t111 tlhter on that planle tlh ~r l - r wrcc ellihlha 1e to et in under cot.-r. N\, ,Ircr" coii aitord to retuli in ithouti. ifr th . I i iI r itf so picion 15111,1h i i uro Ii;il, l) poinct It him as ao tlilllca li ,4 lid l l ll i 4;,4 tcc cclch ilc , h444i a loan h(11() did 1no (111t1111 to obli51;1te h11o1 aclf to drive ho,, ii t. I I(he no' nl rs of such a sa" ilty - ,4C uhl lltutally i-1,c ie the first c.l11 on the con lidc(c.tllc ,1 h1 I l 1 11,11i. SILVER BOWS ARE NOT IN IT AT ALL STARS RUB IT INTO THEM FOR FIVE STRAIGHT GAMES ON THE THORNTON ALLEYS. The Stars rllced it 4ico the Silver tlwss last night in the w ilter leaigue series at the Thorntotn alleys, by taking each of the five games played. They fini-he'd with a total of 2a,75. The tot;.l of the Silver Bows was 2,46o. This places the Stars in third place. They are itmproving right alonig. aind it wouldn't b sulrprising to find theml grasp ing at the top rulng of the ladder in the near futture. The scores were: Stars. Totals. Van Ells.. . 2w9 i1, R IJ4 2'7 242-1,o140 Merklec ...... 74 157 153 .a2 363- 83r Jackson ..... .l 8z 1r,. =18 i23 174- 846 Totals.... 565 514 545 592 57.'--2.7:5 Silver !lSws. 'otcals. McMillain .... 17 16I4 146 I04 .15 - 810 Clarke . . . .69 166 374 1i1 i57--- ;79 Riley. .... . .178 155 7 I7 9 ti,- -- 871 Totals. ...5l8 4(85 4c17 476 454-.,460 Stars. Av. I Silver lows. Av. Van Ells .... n o- (' Clarke.......155 4-5 M. rkle....... 67 45 iley....... . 174 I-5 Jackson..... 1_ 9 I-5 lc.lillan .... 6t6 o-o PUGILISTS SAID TO FAVOR THE SCHEME POSSIBLE THAT CLASS FOR LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS MAY BE FOR MALLY ESTABLISHED. SIt ' 11 11. T(i file I tIFu MtIe N'fAI t. New Iork, Jiult. 16.-.4luch s.lace is just now devoted -to the elTorts cf pugilistic anlaitlagerls and boxers to have a new class created, the light heavyweights. The weights, should such a cl;ass be established, would ilmost likely range fromn i$8 to 173 pounds. Men of that size are too heavy for the middleweight division and could noht lhope to tackle the big fel lows. This senctimlcet has been gradu;ally laining groulid for sotne timne. Should the class comle to lie recognized it wo-ild contain tnally good mitell. For instance, niatches inight lie ar ranged between Bob Fitzsinmmons, Marvin Hart, "Kid" McC'oy, "Kid" Carter. George Gardner, Jack Root and others. It would also create new interest in the sport and give the followers of the roped arellna aomnethilng to talk albout. REV. DANIEL T. FISKE DEAD Famous Minister and Collerje Man Dies in Massachusetts. IcY A -O('AI'EI) PIA E Blli Newluryport, Mass., Jan, 6.--l):inicl T. Fiske, for 4 years paistor of thet Belle ville ('oilgregatOtaio h churcli here, died sud denly last night. Hle was presileint of Andover semninary for many vecirs Indl wits also president of the board of trustees of Auherat college. SOCIETY WOMEN MAY BE ARRESTED FOR ALLEGED CRUELTY TO MICE Contest to Be Held in Connection With Cat Show to Be Stopped by the Humane Society. SY ASSOCIATED PRESl. N 1w York, Jan. 16.--Referring to the proposed monse-killing contest in Stainm lord, Conn., which it is proposed to make f Ieature of the cat show, John S. Haines, PUGILIST M'CONNELL LIES DYING FROM A KNOCKOUT BLOW RECEIVED IN THE RING Fatal Ending of a Boxing Bout in 'Frisco--"Spider" -Welch Deals Terrific Punch Which May End in Death of Both Participants--Welch and Seconds Arrested. BY ASSOCIATED PRFUS. San I:ranclco. Jan. i6.--Irank McCon nell, it local pugilist. lies in a dying cmon dition at the receiving hospital, an a re sult of injuries received in a fight with "Spider" \Welch at lMechanic Pavilion In.t nighlt. It was a fierce battle and in the 14tl round Mc('nnell was all hut out. hle.n W\Velh brnced. himself to give the hinishing blow. BUTTE WILL BE THE WINNER McCloskey Says We Will Have the Pennant Team Again This Year-He Goes Out to the Coast to Help Lucas and Grim Fight the Pirates -Tommy Ryan's Bout With Stift-Sporting Gossip. "Just say for ne that Rlitff, will have thetI hIst bhlelall teail nin hrr history this year," said "lHonest Jihn" iMc Iiskey this morning at the Finthn hutel. Mae is nuiet as ever. lh doesn't like to, Mute his hin lnor to hlow the baIm.sball taltli.s horn,. hUt when tihl thalnies for the iplitnnaot form till' stubject he jilt can t help waxing enthusiasl t. I le ruitd and roy mainagir oif the pennant winimg tIam of the Pacific Northwelst. league last year irlppedl intou t,,wn last night to see Pre ildent [.;file. lle is t ht is way to Piorltlan., where Ihe will consult wilh ]'r.sidhnt l.,tcar 1f the leagnc usul will then pull off his coat ar1d inter ntttlu ly Ilii lii cai t ,l.inutt against Ilhenry Ilarli. anol hits crowd of lirt lii, utlahws. "I hai l spe t thel past fiew t hit ll.s with ut% family dawn in l.,uis.,ille. K,.nlieky." sail Nine. "aid I certainily tijoyed tlhe rest. I had thought it woutl he siens time yt Ii fore. I brethllI the smokv :ir of Itltte again, . hit M r. I.:ml wired , il. to, cme hit I.Il htlp, in the Ight. all hiere I an.t "\\hat d, 1 I hiII the l at . w ill to,'' yint ..sk. "\\01. thait i. hard t1 t, It. Ihity ifl ito h puttin' up I a bra.e trint hilut whtelthr lithey aire -iire in all thu.t sat aI ,Io is ia uestioll waith air. I idont't -'ce h tw they tmll K.. I-l,'y inlalie ti' l It i It :1 i,,l of our ttrrit,,rt pr, ve pt h1, hle,. l.ke the situi.Itlin in . .iltlh' ior ii .tlt e. )ug ladc c1 rt,:a ly hl;i tilhs lri i le tCI.k ih're ll hit loneis ir t p u Itr ' in tlht ithi istiy Iitli t hui a hapdtt e i 11 t i pll WI tole w"Igui. til i it -t ,'rs Ititut puItt i-t I gt i. l l h ntI At ,~ I f] / 1111 4.." .1 1 .1 1:11 "11 il: rris lhat thl y limit \\,irl .i,.en d, they ;i loot c iii tluae w ,,h, ih cl tlt. \V' hayl \,' 'I coii tri t t i platy wit th is ai l "I'r eI y" is tun old ;t htadl'No hurt himl ,chl that way In tihe tve of the ialthalr worhl. I hate secturd t .l ..ri aill tihe i ht pl;oitre s iitn lashi t tyear's e tu ac rl ca get the ilt "i. , lt if I want them. "I ilnnk for grtat work (fon I),nwligi next sean.an. Pis is l rispng star in tihe Nichtall wirll ild I alredict Sor hitl ait blright future i n tilet. dimi ond. i i :ut h i. s imnproving withl each trial a ul'h ih hc :tti Gay will ter gtiei a chaice to u aow what they can do. I;ay has tih. making o" a crack in him, but heIi overd id himselt f i .,i t se.asin and I hldi to i fitd himt home -irlk." Mtac wouhl isi liti' ait ta m:ilia w rll alout that lnlest of iinvaiers froimnt I'alioria. tie never was accused of h1n.1 ai kloockrr mnor never will. i he is co l t thre l ti e titla s will never sucieii'l in Mithur lSeattle or Portland and lite is jut i. t Icnidt fit tihat ilutte will agltin have the winning aggre Ition in the Pacific N. rlltwest h'agte. ie leaves tonight futr I'ortll id, wllere he will jump into the light with Lucas. It is safe to p lredtit that .Lucas will he the halppiest lman in the Northwest when 1c( lskcy gets. there. Lucas always thought a whole lot of Mac's ablility as ant organizer and heit is going Ito put faith in what the Buite i t ia manager says and does. The writetr has ilt uncii that Mi lihast a card Itlit his sleeve. Jusit what it it woirtl e impossible to say, biut you just watch "ilnest Johyn" when lie lands on ithe coiast where the clanuliggers hold forth. As was stated( in these courluen before there couhln't he i stronger trio to tiI business than Lucasi, (rim ani d Mtc('loskey. Lucas goes about the work before him in a quiet way, but it is all clean cuit andt like Fitzksim fons' l rw, it igenerally reaiches holme. Gri is itione of the est organ izers in the country, who doesn't ytnerally stop at obstacles, and of course we all know what our Mac can do. If that eSunhl t d ix the otillllaw good lind lproper, then you canei have lone ot the writer. iiAlthough article.s of agreeniteipt for a tiatch between i'lioy Irwin aitnd Jtack Clif fordl have not hpeen sigiitd as. yet it lieg~itn to look its if thle tient would tuiet htere withitn a short timue. tlittorud, wlto does Jakot beliffordeve in waiing util tie last tSait tLake. to begis itching for a ight and ac-proposet cording to the Salt Lake Herald will soon to lie inm atched. The Herald haste if the taen of him : "Although articles of agreement for a ie matchd betwegan prelohy Irwin and Jack Clif foterd have noxet peen signed arotds withns to look as if the men would meet here ugewithin a short tipmeon and, to hiwho doeveral frienot believe in waiting until the last min prisute to begin training for a wout, proposesrflly to ce in condition at ppearany rate ift Lakthe men meehast, apparend began preliminary tideraibling yes-out the game. ie boxedis muh few rounds with bot hisEugene Thompson and, to hichs severalwas friealwaynds hi gpresent, proved much of a sur provise. Jackn his nuimproved contestdi that helly since his last appearance in Snilt Lake and withas appaicrentlyased knowllearnedg considerablf the aboute he should prove a wonder.' theJay Andrew. e is much quicketor withat he is his hands and feet, the oulack of ws thichs year. It always his greatest fault.at Andrews was proven in uhis numerous contests Northawest he can stand all kinds of punishment and, eaguwith increased knowledge ierest of the e, he shPortlanuld proveunch. A lot of liender." are being Jay Andrews denied the rumor that he is to be with the Portland outlaws this year. It was said by Harris that Andrews was going to jump the Pacific Nortnwest league and look after the interests of the Portland bunch. A lot of lies are being president of the Society for the Preven. tioºn of Cruelty to Animals, said: "This proposed exhibition of cruelty, if it is seriously proposed to bring it off will be stopped. I have communicate. with President William Lelao a, Loys lie dealt the already beaten man a heavy blow on the chin and McConnell went down like a log, his head striking the floor with much force. The usual efforts were made to restore him without avail and the police noting the dangerous con dition of the unconscious fighter pkaced Welch and his seconds under arrest. McConnell was taken to the hospital where the surgeons said he was suffering nailed these days. Aiirews will be with Spokanlle this seaso.n. (ead what the Seat tie limtes says: Jay Anldrews, lmanager of the Tacoma teaim last year and;i of the Spokane team this year, drifted into town yesterday and biecalme the guest of Manager I)ugdale. WVheln sen by the- T'imes. .tr. A:\nlldrews de nied that lie t had jumpled ill. I'..chtic North west t;league to Portland, ,t :ting that he wouttl remain lill y Spokanie through thick and thin. Saide Andrews: "I a1nt sure I dnl't see n111 what grounds Portland clainms me. i won't say that I was notl oltereer a conltract,. but I will be flontd with Spokane right through. "\\lile I was down South. I signiied five players fir the Itunllchgrass city, tol by lihe time sprinig op.ens. I will. of course. lI;have the str.nlllgest teIam ill the league. The '.,liforita nut ii I tigined are Kelly and I:lnughilii if la ,t year'" Sacruinetito team ; Norhbeck, onlle of tile bIest first ba;seintcn ion the celsht. ill McKay anii Nichols, pitch ors. JII.t matchl Spotkant next spring. VWe a ill jullmll ilnto the lead ;llil k'cp it until lithe s ,isol ('its. "Sptiakoi of California. he cortinued. "I plae.d third base one dayl for Sacranten It a;gails tihle All Alecricans.% who are at 1rt s'llt slrinig tha;t c t, lre. I did pretty vrll, if I do say it. andl after the game. Iitcher IlilderhruMI. who is just out of lIege. camte tip to me.lit patted me ot n the sihbotllder. aiid said I did well for a ynting ster, attli wanttt'd to know if I inteiiided to emt p il laiilall f,,r a steady thing. "I kept a straight factI and asked him if hl thliight he cotlil get till a i0,. After wardl.. when tlihlirlrani.. titnil oult that I w:I- playin.i hbapehall whren hi' ":,s in baby ci ilohes. l llhe lie p ' i iin . t.d i haile." .Ir. -Nlre.s will reetrnit to 'lTnni this afiern.oll. abhltre he i-i stienilti the win ter. lihe exprtlessd himielf as satishedl with the showinsg math byI the Pacific N.'rthwrest :leaguelc. statdl n they.y would haive no trou lie in winnlling ntl against the ia.cifmc (',oast league. Syracluse 'Iollmny Hyan again proved to the woirl.l that be is the gretest living liihltr i.f hI: weight last nighlt by giviig Ililly Stilft the war-t 1'ti'ting of his career. \ il "I mllinylly didi it in louIr rolundes. Stift was looked upont as abutit tilhe toughest trial horse ill te business. lie weighs. in condition, , ,. ( pounds and is as striongl a that husky young gialt, "Kid" (arter. liel has beatent goodI men ill his class andlI ,crge G;irdner eo'nl not Ihurt him in six grutelling roundts. Andll yet )iyan stepped inlto the ring w.sightli I .4 )ioundis-- 8 pounds lightre thian Stift- and but him to it pulp. The stiter lhas always tianlnaiuned that Ryan is the greate.t man of his incites in the world us well as the cleverest fighter oft mnldern times. If he goes against Jack O'Brien he is just as sure to will as he lives. Ryan kllrws more about the fightinlg game in a iliinutes than I)'Hrien could learn in to years. Ryanl will kill the iPhiladelphia lad. Watch this predictirn. ThIe spolrting editor of the Times is in-i rlined to poke funl at Helena's chances for the enllanllt this seasomn. He sas: "The first line ion the Seattle teamt in thile cific cioast leaguuc has been given out. Manlager i'arke Wilson has signed Iholly and Hannivan. who last year ma terially helped in bringing Helena up fromt a weak tail-enllder to a strong third. Holh is a crack third baseman, very fast on his feet and a good sticker. Ilannivan at onle ittlle was one of the hest ground covering outfielders in the National legne. Ilayilng with Boston. While he i i a little wobbly with the wood, never theless he is a star of the first water in the fiel,. and ii Manager Wilson succeeds in sgningit a teali of nten of the playing stamllp of hiolly and lHaInnivan. Seattle will not be ashamlled of her lnew aggrega tion. "And, say, by the way, what is to be comei of the Ilelena tranm ? Out of last yesar's aggregation Seattle has Holly and IIannivan: hioth Portland and Minneapo. lis also claim L.ippert and Thiery, as well as Shafer; Cleveland has Wiggs-and that leaves Flannery. Preples, Thompson and Sullivan. Jack will have to do a lot of tall hustling between now and next spring if he would put as good a team in the field this year as he hall last." Now, don't worry yourself about Jack Flannery. Hie is fully able to paddle his ownit canoe. But, to begin with, that state ment abhot the Helena players being signed bly the outlaws, can be taken with a pinch of salt. It sounds rather fishy. It may develop into a lie like the one that was sent out in regards to Ward Jumping the Pacific Northwest. Wait and see. Dune McDonald evidently isn't im pressed with Munroe's ability as a fighter. Dune refereed the fight between Jeff and the miner and what he has to say is of interest. McDonald has given out the following interview: "Munroe's failure to put out Ike Hayes proves conclusively what I have always maintained-that Jeff was 'off' the night he met Munroe in Butte," said Mr. Mc Donald. "Without a bit of egotism, I really believe I could put Munroe out in two rounds. The only thing about Munroe which appealed to me was his ability to of the Connecticut Humane society at. Hartford, advising that the affair be pre vented. If a body of New York women would propose such an exhibition I would warn them that the law would be en 'forced, and if they persisted in holding the mouse-killing contest I would arrest on the pot every promoter and witness of the aoair. "The ionuecticut law on the subject is ¢ear and woen who promote such an a"aI I n u u l V Ikabit to urulr from concussion of the brain and probable fracture of the skull. His condition is precarious. McConnell is about as years old and a resident of this city. Hle graduated from the almateur ranks of pugilism a year ago. Welch is also a local product. What was to have been the main event of the evening did not take place. Harry Forbes of Chicago and Frankie Neill of take punishment. If he ever amounts to anything in the ring he slit have to un dhergo a long course of training. Of cou)rse, it is hard to predict what a man may develop into, but outside of sheer strength. I do not see where Munroe has anything to brag about. Science, he has none; generalship is the farthest from his capabihlties, and, as I said before, he can stinil a lot of punishment. and that is all, except, of course, that if a man stood up before he has a punch that would topple him over. He couldn't hit a man lke ('oreltt or Fitzsimmons on a vital spot in twenty rounds. Why. Peter Maher put Ike Hayes out here in Helena in a twin~kling after he got through playing with hit, or, rather, let Ike think he was going to win, when., with one good pinch, he knocked him clear through the ropel.. No one would for a moment put I',ter Maher in Jeffries' cuas--yet Mun roe, couldn't do what Maher dil. "I will always believe that 'tffries was 'dtp.y' that night. lie was slow of action; he failed to assume his own peculiar 'crutch' and was slow to appreciate the huttrI(als of opportunities lie had to land (to a vital spot and put Munroe down and at. such as he is certainly capable of hdoig. Why. I consider Munroe as far a- science and generalship in the ring are cincerned, a veritable 'dub.' to use the vernacular of the game." , *story is going the rounds about "lIicky" Knox. who played left for the pri n';int-winning Huttes last summer. "li eky" is an erratic fellow. and like Foote ,ther players some'times h:as an oft l:ty. lie has a peculiar habit of talking to himself and to the h:ll at all stages of the game. and his remarks to the sphecre when at the plate keep the grandlstand in a state of merrinlent. Refore signing with Iutte last season "D)ickv" was playi'g secon. d with the Pendleton toe'tn in the Fastern (Oregon ullunclgra:s ;tleagce. One day his work was particularly bad, and he did nt,, scent athle to stoTp anything. F'inally he made a particularly miserah'e error, and that wan the last straw. lie gave up. And this is the conversation one of the infietl Ilayers heard hint address to himselfiI : "I icky K'nox. yout're rotten." "l)ickv Knox. you ought to lie shovel ing coal." "I)cky Knox. yout're the worst that ever w,,re a miitt. andl if you don't do better tyou will have to leave the game." "lDicky Knox. I'm sturjlrised and grieved at the manner in which you handle your se lf tiday." Just then "Dicky" had another chance ,and mt:issed it. Antd that was the last of "l;tcky." The pla)ers thought he was clt...ing the hall when they saw him mak tsu for the center ticil, ibut he wasn't. The centerficlder got the ball, but that di, not delay "Uicky." lie showed no Sign of stopping, and his feet looked like twinkling stars as the sun struck his heel plahtes. The fence was tinot in the way for a moment and he took it like a schooled t ty going after the hurdles. "Dicky" m;uta a leap and caught the top of the I,, :ris with his hands and scaled the top in ; manner to make the late Harry Tracy green with envy could he have seen hint. When the team returned to the hotel there was "l)icky." and this was his ex planation : "Well. I'll make as many errors as any bldy and stand the gaff front the boss. lut when I let three easy ones roll through mty tists and then see the girls get up and leave the grandstand, then I quit. Did I make the run ? I used to be a ten-second man,. and I blt that fence never saw me first,." The Silver Rows fell very flat last night in their series of games with the Stars. Riley did pretty good work but his com.. pantions. Clarke and McMillan, repeatedly fell down and the result was the Stars won each of the five games. Van Ella was there with the goods throughout and miade the high score of the night-242. Sotme of the Thornton Iowlers seem to take the recent statement in these col umnst to the effect that Charles Mudro has provedl himself to be the best individual bowler in the state with resentment, Mudro's scores speak for what he can do. If there is anyone in Butte who can vive a better accotnt of himself on the alleys we will be glad to publish it. The proposed match between Mudro and a champion from the Thornton alleys wouldn't be a bad thing. TO LOOP THE LOOP IN AN AUTOMOBILE DARING FEAT PROPOSED BY TOM COOPER--TAKES HIS LIFE IN HIS HANDS. SPEClAL TO THlE INTER MOLNTAIN. New York, Jan. 16.-Tom Cooper, the ex-champion cyclist, was always noted for his nerve. He would take any chance in a race. Since he quit cycling and took up automobiling, his nerve has evidently strengthened, for now he is talking about looping the loop in an automobile. Of course, Cooper may not attempt the feat himself, but he says his partner, Bar ney Oldfield will, and then he may follow suit. Cooper says arrangements will at once be made to build a loop that will per mit of such a trial. It is expected that it ill have to be built of masonry in order withstand the pressure. A loop much larger than any used for cycling will be employed, permitting of a much more spec tacular performance. The, run into the loop will be much longer, of course. Cooper points out the feats of "Dare devil" Kilpatrick, who "ehot the chutes" In an automobile times without number, and without accident, coming from a height of go feet. The speed gained by such a run might have taken "Daredevil Kil" around a loop had there been one handy .at the time. Meet me at the PAster. For the safe investment and rapid aceu mulation of your surplus, talk with Giles, te West Broadway, Butt:. San Francisco were scheduled for so rounds for the bantam weight champion. ship. The aspect of things yesterday after noon took on such a peculiar shade that the club officials declared all bets off and then came the announcement that Harry Forbes was too ill to appear and the state ment was supported by a physician's cer tificate. It was decided to substitute Clar ence Forbes, Harry's brother, and Neill consented to the change. They fought a fierce, stubborn battle for six rounds with many indications pointing to Forbes as the winner. In the middle of the seventh, however, Forbes left an opening that gave Neill the opportunity to land a knockout blow. ..._ - --. .... ....... -, MARTIN DUFFY THE WINNER Given Decision Over PhiladelpAia Tommy Ryan at St. Louis. BY AISOCIATDn PIrae. St. Louis. Jan. t6.-At the end of a iS round bout before the West End club, last night. Martin Duffy of Chicago was given the decision over "Philadelphia" Tommy Ryan. Ryan was badly punished, but managed to stay the limit. REFORMS NEEDED ON THE HARNESS TRACKS BY ASSOCIArTED PRIS. Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 16.-Myron E,. Mcllenry, one of the best known harness horse drivers in the country, is in the city. lie came here chiefly for the purpose of superintending the shipment of Dan Patch, the.chanmpion pacer, to Minneapolis. Mr. MclHenry had charge of Patch when he was owned by Mr. Sturgis and after the sale of the horse to AI. W. Savage of Min neapolis he was engaged to train and drive the pacer the comring season. Mr. ,Mcilenry is apparently one of the great est of horse enthusiasts. He spent a part of the afternoon yer:tcrday discussing horses and racing in general with two or three local admirers of trotters and pace-a. The local situation wanu the first talked of. Mr. McHenry as asket his opin ln u.s to the probability tf Kansas City securing a date in the grand circuit provided a track was built here. "'I here is no doubnht that a grand cir cuit meeting would Ie a paying proposi tion here." he said, "for I have discovered that there is a great dtal more horse in terest here than one would suppose. How ev(er, tl.e main trouble would be to get the grand circuit horses to conime out this far. Yu see, Kansas City in not a very convenient place to reach fromn any part of the grand circuit. On the Increase. "Do I think interest in harness racing is on the increase? Indeed, I do. With a few needed reforms there will he as much interest in harness racing through out the country in a few years as there is now in running racing. At a running meeting the public has much better oppor tunities to bet than at harness meetings, and that is the chief reason why the for mer has more tollowcrs than the latter. It is characteristic of the American people to desire to gamble. At a harness meet ing a man who bets a $io note has to wait all afternoon to find out whether he loses or wins, while at a running meeting he could win or lose innumerable $1o notes in the same period of time. With the dash system in effect these conditions would be changed, and, mark my words, just as soon as betting is conducted at harness nmeetings in the same way it is at running meetings, interest in harness racing will increase rapidly. Big Purses Needed. "The management of a track here JEFFRIES SAYS IT IS ALL A BIG FAKE DENIES THAT MUNROE KNOCKED HIM DOWN AND SAYS HE WAS JOBBED OUT OF DECISION. Salt Lake, Jan. 16.-The Herald today prints a signed statement from Champion Jamles J. effries concerning his recent bout with Jack Munroe at Butte, Mont. Jeffries claims that Munroe not only did not knock him down, but during the entire four rounds did not land a clean punch. Jeffries claims the club and ref eree, Duncan McDonald, deliberately jobbed him out of the flgt, as the third round, in which he sent Munroe to the mat for the eight count, was cut short fully a minute. This, he states, was prac tically admitted by Referee McDonald at the time. "I made no attempt whatever to land on Munroe for the first two rounds," says Jeffries, "as I saw he knew absolutely nothing about the game. In the fourth round I could not get at him, as he re peatedly clinched or fell to the floor, and in this manner he managed to stay the limit. The reports that he knocked ma down are absolutely untrue and nobody knows it better than Munroe himself,." NOTICE. A meeting of tho stockotolders of the Homestake Milnng company will be held In the offce of the secretary, room 625, Hennessy building, Butte, Montana, on the 21at day of January, 190, at 10 o'clock a. m., for the purpose of electlng a board of directors, and transactlng suoh other business as may legally come be fore the meetini. J. T O'BRIIRN, Bscretary. Bute, Mont., January 2, 1902. SPECIAL TO TIIE INTER MOUNTAIN. For Excellence of Flavor Por a healthy and nourishing beverage Try flontana's Leading Beer CENTENNIAL I C: MMRn TOMMY RYAN PUTS BILLY STIFT OUT CHICAGO WHIRLWIND HAS NO TROUBLE HANDING IT TO THE WINDY CITY BOXER. SY ASROCIATeD Prt.S. Kansas City, Jan. 36.-Tommy Ryan, the middleweight champion, knocked out Billy Stift of Chicago ;n the fourth round of a to-round bout at the Delaware ceub last night. Ryan fought without his usual caution, trying to knock Stift out from the start. In the frst round he sent Stift dow~n with a right. As he arose Ryan, like a flash, whipped his right to the jaw, Stift taking the count. Ryan followed with a tight to the kidneys and Stift went to his corner in distress. Stift came up atrong tor the second, however and trade a fair showing, stAnd ing off kyan's whirlwind rushes. In the third Stift bugged Ryan to gain time. At the beginning of the fourth Stift was rushed to the floor and rested nine seconds. As he arose Ryan, like a flash, whipped his right to tha jaw, put ting Stift down and out. Myron E. MiHel-ty Discuss es Some Changes That Would Be Well. would have to offer big purses to secure the 'blue bloods.' As to running races, that-is a different matter," continued Mr. McHlnry. "I am positive that a run ning meeting every year would be very successful." Mr. McHenry is of the opinion that a number of reforms'should be made in har ness racing. "One of the first things that should be done," said he, "is to change the three out of five heat system to a dash system. Why on earth they have not done this before is beyond my comprehension. Such a change would be beneficial to the horses and the drivers, and would, I am sure, add interest to harness racing. The heat system has been used ever since har ness racing began. With the dash system six or seven races could be irotted and paced every afternoon of a meeting, while under the present system four races are a great sufficiency. And then to think how much easier it would be on the horses. With the dash system in effect more rec ords would be broken. Quite an agitation has been started towards abolishing the three out of five heat system and in a year or so it may result in something. I think that in a great many of the meetings next year two out of three heats will be raced, instead of three out of five, and even that will be a step in advance." Dan Patch's Future. When asked if he thought Dan Patch would succeed in lowering his own mark next season, Mr. McHenry said: "I am certain that Patch will go below : :59!4 next year, for he paced a fifth of a second below that mark last season." It is not generally known that Mr. Mc Henry shared in the money earned by Patch last season. Although the horse cleared something like $50,ooo during the season, counting the immense profit made on his sale, Mr. Sturgis bought the horse for $2o,ooo, and sold him for $6o,ooo. According to the contract made with Mr. Sturgis, McHenry received one-half of the net profit of the sale of the horse and his winnings. Mr. McHenry considers it a very good season's work. YOUNG CORBETT OR M'COYERN, EITHER UPARSON" DAVIES DEPOSITS $2,500 FOR HIS PROTEGE, "KID" BROAD -MAY PULL OFF A BOUT. av AssOCIATED ea,'ss New Orleans, Jan. t6.-"Parson" D)a vies deposited a $a, oo check in the hands of "Honest John" Kelly this morning at the St. Charles hotel to back up his chal lenge on behalf of "Kid" Broad for a match at sa6 pounds with "Young Cor bett" or Terry McGovern. Davies wants the fight to be for a side wager of $:o,ooo, and he is ready to name the club and spot where the fight may be brought off. It must be a battle to a finish. Davies has taken command of the pugil istic situation at Salt Lake City, Utah. He hopes of pulling off the proposed bat tle at that point. "Red" McMahon of Buffalo, N. Y., the well-known book maker and ex-backer of Frank Erne, is the moneyed man behind the Broad end of the proposition. In an interview Da vies said: "Since Broad's great battle with "Young Corbett' at Denver last spring, when he was virtually robbed of the decision, ex perts like George Considine, Tom O'Rourke, "Red" McMahon and John Kelly have been convinced that the Kid' is the master of either Corbett or Mc Govern, and are prepared to back their opinion with good, solid cash." Result of Ball Game. Great Falls, Jan. t7.-Miley McDon ough, the man who played so fast a game in the recent Indoor baschball game here, was taken to the hospital yesterday suf fering from pneumonia. He became over heated during the game Wednesday night.