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[NTER MOUNTAIN'S REVIEW OF SPORTING-LOCAL AND NATIONAL
BUSINESS MEN HAVE SET STUDENTS EXAMPLE Camp Says College Boys Would Not Gamble if Elders Did Not. 1IY 1.\UI)(cIAI Iti 1'k! N S. Chicago, Il . tI .--lttttlmig as a feature of college life was condoned last night by Walter C~nhp of atle, at the alnllual in ier of the ',ale crlb oft hicago, givenl at lhe University chlb,. tatibitiling amolng the students, he assrted, wa.s not 5o nui'C the result of excitemelllt uvr lootbll games. as it was the effect of exanple 'et by lInCtu of the busintiess wnrld. "fhrn they wanlt the dangers eliminated fromnt football." he conttlnnedl. "We. per alps., miight amend the rules so that the boys tllighit not he hurt, but it is doutittfl whether the boys would get as mutch .lt of sport. We cannot eliminate danger from the life of a boy from the hrst timne he.gets ahis first knife or falls outt of a cherry tree, until he gets to playing golf. There is no increase .1 the so-called ev.ls of football." PETER MAHER AND HIS GREAT CAREER One-Time Champion of Ire land and England and How He Went Down Here. DECLARED FITZ BEAT HIM BY SOME HIGHER POWER His Famous Wallop and How It Has Dimmed the Aspirations of Many an Athlete-How He Laid Choynski Low and Made One Kennedy Take to the Woods-His Personality. New York. Feb. rs.-This is a brief account of a few of the interesting inci dents in the life of I'ter Maher, the "perpetual Irish champion." Not many 'ears ago Peter was champion of Ireland and England in fact as well as in name. lie was a big, trimly built fellow then, framed somewhat on the lines of Robert Fitzsimmons, but more .symmetrically. lie had all the reach that a fighter could want. muscles that were placed just right to give him the ereatest hitting power, and a love for a "shindly" that made him the terror of all the. fighting Irishmen of Galway. Maher was \orking in a brewery when lie came utider the e) ,' of John .MladIl , the famious manager, who was instru *cntal i bliringing out Johnl I.. Sullivan. (Gus lRuhlin and a 'core of other famnius fiwhters. lie had already shoiwn that lie had "the lpunlch''" by untilien ititially knocking out another claitmantt to the championship of Irel:and and by ,lil', ing of Ali Blowman, at that timi Iling lish champion, in the sixth round. Peter had also boxed an exhibition with John I.. Sullivan in l)ublin, and the mighty John iL. had given himn a ugol medal as a token of the esteem in swhich he held him as a fighting man. Madden Impressed. Madden was tmuch impresseld y % hat he saw of "the punch." In a few weeks Maher was on his way to America, where purses grew on trees. For a while Ma her's famous "punch" worked like a charm. Every delivery shook down a purse, well filled. Then Peter ran foul of Bob Fitzsimmons' freckled fists. The fight was down South and was pulled off without the usual interference of "gun-fightinlg" sheriffs. Maher went at Fitz with the intention of disposing of him quickly as he nad many others. Fitzsimmons had been in this country only a year then, and although he had already knocked out Jack Dempsey, he was not so well known and respected by the fighters as he is now. In the second round a wild swing put Fitz down flat on his back. Maher looked a winner. lie was already running his eye over the crowd and tangling up a string of figures in trying to estimate the winner's share of the coin, when Fits simmons sat up and began to take notice. Finally, before ten had been counted, Fitzhimmuns got ilup and stuoo unsteadily, waiting. Got It Right. Maher cast financial problems to the winds atnd whirled in to finish him. Many men have tried to give Fitz the final touch and have awakened minutes later to won der how it all happenled. Sharkey tried it when old Fitz was tottering like an u rooted pine and w as promntly put into temporary retirement. Ruhlin tried it, with Fitzsimmons beaten to a standstill. and was carried from the ring with a ba llv damliaged solar plexus. But Maher was not quite so unfortu nate. Perhaps at that time Fitzsimmons had not perfected the solar plexus punch. At any rate, the speckled fighter kept away frmui Peter's rushes until lie had fully recovered. From that time on Maher had the time of his lifet. Fitzsimmons landed on hinm every blow known to the fighter's trade. Maher was not a clever fighter like Cor bett or Fitzsimiimns himself. lie was a big. strong man with "the punch," and that was all. So. until the end of the twelfth round, Fitz hamtuirced him at will. Peter took tile blie:ting without a murmur ut to that poiilt, but as lie turned toward his corner at the end of that round an idea penetrated to his dazed brain. The bell rang for the thirteenth round. Peter sat tight in his chair. In vain his seconds tried to get him to leave his cor tier. "\\'hat's the matter with you?" they de scanded. "1 won't go on," said Peter, oblstinately. "\Vly not?" "I'in willing to fight any mnan on earth, (Continued on Page _Eleven.) IG AR. S Whole 'I' lSWEND CARLSON. Butte, Montana SPORTING GOSSIP OF THE DAY It will intcrest the local sporting fra ternity more than usual perhaps to know that Jerry McC('arthy and Frank Dunn are likely to get together in the roped arena at no distant date. ''hese two Inutte pugil ists, among the most popular in the state, have heen trying to arrange a matih for somne time and the final arrantgeme;:ts promise to be consummated in the Inter Mountain oh.'ee this evening. The Walker ville Pet is at the present time in the hest of condition and, as his many admirers here are aware, invariably takes excellent FRANK DUNN. care of himself. Frank Dunn has beer doing light traitting right along and. like Mct arthy, realitve that his sutccess in the ring dept-tds, altogether on his being in condlition at all times. To say that : battle between these two clever artists of the fistic game would prove t a ;ttraction that would comiJiptely till either of the local play houses is put ting it milily. inthded. Each has a large coterie of fiienils and every imatt of them woult lie out to root" for their favorite. It is doubtful if there are anIy fighters now in this greatest of all sportnig town. who are better iualitiedI to liput tip a live bout. as well a. a strictly scientific exhibi tion of the hoxing game. EIach is admir ahly terseed in the finer points of thel manly art of pelf-idefense and the fact that they are lnot in the samite tclass as re gards weight is noti likely to cut ttmuch of a figure. The tactics of \Ic(Carthy and I)unni in the ring, it is true differ mater ially, bult this is more of a recomnllmnentdation for a rattling good bout than otherwise. Both are aggressive and are not only will ing, but able to t;iand severe punislithment. Each can; hit a blow that ranks in tlhe knock-out class and both know when to take a chance at delivering it. As the arrangetment now stands Mc ('arthy and Dunnl are to meet in the Ilter .\Mountain office this evening, when the final arrangemlents for a mIatch between them will be made and the date for the exhibi tion set. As soon as the articles are signed the men will go into training at tile springs. Altogether the announcement is a welcome one to local sports and is cer tain to prove one of the big ring attrac tions of the season. * in trni -Aurel.o Iferrera is doing light training TOM SHARKEY GOES DOWN BEFORE M'LEOD TOM SHARKEY. .Y S.Or.(' AIEI) p.l FR, Cleveland, Feb. ta.-Pugilist Sharkey was not able to withstand Wrestler Mc Leod's efforts to throw him within an hour, McLeod winning in 56 minutes. The first bout was the longest of the three, McLeod taking half an hour to throw the sailor. After a rest of ,S minutes the men went to the nmat and McLeod had Sharkey down for his contest with the Wisconsin Kid, which in scheduled to take place at Lewis town on the night of January 16. The little Mexican fighter went up to the engine hIouse yesterday and played handball until his manager pulled him away and in the evening he boxed with MStte I.PFObtine and Tommy Fitagibbons. lie taken toad work each morning and is in as good con dtition as on the nlight lie heat Kid Oglehy). Yesterday the Inter Mountain published a story to the effect that the fault of fHerrera and Clifford not comting together rested entirely with the Mexican. Biddy Bishop stated last evening that this was not true. "When a match was first spoken of be. tween Clifflord and llerrera 'said I would be pleased to concede a few pounds of weight." remarked Biddy, "but I did not intimate that I would give away a ton. I tirst offered to let lHerrera box at 133 ringsile. hut Clifford insisted on 133 at a o'clock. Then I went to 134 ringside, and finally agreed to let Clifford weigh in at 3I.1 ringside, but he still refused. I then offered him three weights to choose from, t.It at 3 o'clock. 133 at 7 or 135 ringside, but all these failed to move hint and he still instisted on ijJ at 3 o'clock. Now, a good malny people may ask why don't Hihop concede this to ('litford and allow hiil i.t3 at 3 o'clock. It is a fact that my boy, can do as light a weight as :z2 polnds at .t o'clock if he has the time to do it in, and when he weighed in for (iuleshy he only weighed ia6 pounds. Clifford is a big strong fellow and I do not feel that I would be doing justice, to Ilerrera to match hint at such a disad vantage in the matter of weight. It would be a featherweight against a big light weight and I cannot afford, in justice to my boy. to handicap him and place him in the ring at such a disadvantage." Bishop talked entertainingly on the ad vantages and disadvantages of weights and handicaps and it is plain to be seen that he understands thoroughly the virtues and inconveniences of placing a good little man against a good big man. He also said that he had given in to Clifford to the extent of two pounds and he did not think it fair that one man should shoulder all the weight and the other to ride along easily without the strain of a handicap. "I went up two pounds from the original mark I in 13 minutes. The third fall was in r7 minutes. Sharkey did not attempt any aggressive work, simply balking, so far as he could, the efforts of Mcl.eod to throw lwn. Twenty-five hundred people saw the an test, which was advertised to be for a purse of $1,500 and a saie bet ut $500 each. REV. M. S. HARD DEAD BY AnSOC'IAT'RD PR'las, Philadelphia, Pa., Feb. I.-Rev, Manly S, lHard, first assistant corresponding sec retary of the board of church extension of the Methodist Episcopal church, died to day. Billiards at the !lister. named and if Clifford is anxious for the match let him come down just one notch," said the Mexican's manager. "It is not ilerrera's fault in the least; I am giving at least eight pounds the best of the weight now by allowing him to do t35, and I cannot do any more." It can be seen that Biddy Bishop thinks too much of Herrera's championship posm ihilities to allow him to be overmatched. lie thought it would be best anyway to wait until he had gone through with his part of the contract with Jimmy Britt be fore he made any definite arrangements as to a match with Jack Clifford. Mauro llerrera, a brother to the con queror of Kid Oglesby, won an important amateur fight at San Francisco the other night when he knocked out Kid MoFad den's younger brother in one round. Jack Madden may bd matched to meet Aurelio Herrera at Great Falls on Janu ary :P. Madden is a fast, clever little fel low and at one time was the champion of America in his class. He is in good shape and he and Herrera should put up an in teresting contest. Of the fstic exhibitions scheduled for the near future none will attract more at. tention than that belween Mose LaIontise and Youni Gibbs which is to take place here on February a6. I.aFontise has al ready gone into training tor the bout, hav ing left last night for loulder Hot Springs. The locld man is always in trim and it will be an easy matter for him to get into shape for his coming battle which is. perhaps. JERRY M'CARTHY. destined to be one of the Hardest he has ever fought. Young Gibbs is a newcomer to Butte, but be has already made a host of friends here. He impresses one upon first sight that he knows something about the game and that the reports of his gentlemanly conduct, both in the ring and out of it, have not been exaggerated. His past rec ord is one of which any pugilist might well be proud. Although he received the de cision over I.aFontise in their former meeting, Gibbs by no means underestimates his clever adversary and will make every possible effort to be in prime condition when he steps into the ring on the a6th of this month. Young Gibbs left today for Pipestone Springs where he will do his training. A reader of the sport page asks for the number of deaths caused by football during the last season. We haven't the statistics right at hand, but it's a fact that there were fewer deaths on the gridiron last year than has been recorded for a single season during the past to years. 'Ihe roughest features of football have been eliminated. T'he ides now is to make it a more open game, leaving out many of the mass plays. Back in the early'oo's the style of play used was known as the "Harvard flying wedge," or rather that was the mo1st popular style with the gridiron heroes. Uther mass plays were used to the disad vantage of the spectators and the Iumminent danger to the players themselves. (;radu ally the game has been changed until now almost half the time is occupied in kicking. The writer has played in championship games at the position of fullback, and been given the ball to punt as mtany as 47 times. T'he opposing fullback would kick about as often, so it can be seen that out dt the 70 minutes of actual play most of the time was occupied in 'the use of open tactics. An open style of play is not only much more interesting to the lookers-on, but less dangerous to the players, CLoncerning tihe fatalities on the gridiron it can truthfully be said that it is the untrained, unhardt ened man who gets hurt. Just so it is in pugilism; the boxer whose condition is per fect stands but little chance of being mi jured. And so Terry Mc(overn and ilenny ,'anger have been matched! In all the length and breadth of this great land ot ours two faster fighters couldn't be found. In McGovern, the little Chicago Italian will face the toughest proposition of his fight ing career and in Yanger, McGovern meets the hardest thumper of them all. I long ago predioted that Yanger would nome day land on the top rung of the lad der. He is a veritable whirlwind in the ring and has well earned his pugilistic soubriquet of "The Tipton Slasher." His greatest difficulty in the past has been to ,et the best ones to meet him. He and 'Terry are to go rI rounds and the bout should draw a record-breaking crowd. Butte has never been livelier in sport ing circles than at the present time, and never before in her history has there been such a plentitude of first-class matches among pugilists of rank on the tapis. The coming of Aurello Herrera has tended to stimulate interest in the fistic game to no small extent, No feath erweight fighter before the public today is more popular or more deserving of the success he has attained in his chosen pro. fession than the clever little Mexican. ilsi recent battle with Kid Oglesby will live long in the memory of those who saw it. While at was almost too one-sided to be strictly interesting, the battle was an imporant one in more than one re spect. It served in the first place to demonstrate that lerrera is a wonderful tfihter and that he has the steam behind his spunch that cannot fail to lay low a Terry McGovern or a "Young Corbett" if delivered at the proper time and in the proper place; but, more than this, the fight gave conclusive proof of the fact that the Mexicarr is a gentlemanly fighter in all that the word implies. Time and again he could have inflicted undue pun ishment upon his helpless opponent, but he invariably refrained. from taking any such.advantage. It is.only just to mention all these things when speaking of "Biddy" Bishop's clever featherweight protege. In this connection it is interesting to note that the representatives of Herrera and Jack Clifford,. the well-known light weight, got together last iight and that t last a battle between the two is an as sured thing. The arrangements, as made with the Broadway Athletic club, under whose auspices the event will be pulled off, specify that the mbout will take place some time in March. Clifford is to weigh in at 35j pounds, ringside. This arrange ment is very gratifying to the local fighter, as it is around this weight that he is able to put up his best fight. The forfeits for the battle have been duly posted and the training process will begin without any unnecessary delay. JOHN H. MclNT' SH. WHEW OLD JOHN L. GETS IT IN NECK Says the sporting editor of the Cincin nati Enquirer: Speaking of "Jawn" L. Sullivan, he and his friends are said to be much aggrieved over recent criticisms of his fighting abil ity, and threaten vengence on the critics. In order to settle the great Sullivan mys tery I have decided to offer prizes for the best answers to the following prob lems: First-To the person who gives the name of one first-class heavyweight defeated by Sullivan during his glorious career, I will give a sum equal to that returned by Charley Mitchell and Jim Hall to the heirs of the late Squire Abingdon. In order to prevent any misunderstanding, I will say that I regard Jake Kilrain, who kept "Jawn" very busy for 75 rounds in 1889, as distinctly a second-class pIerformer. Kil rain was made to look like a Simian by Corbett in six rounds. Second-To the person who ggives the mIost reasonable explanation of "Jawn's" action in side-stepplng Peter Jackson and Frank Slavin, the best men of his time, I will give a one-eyed Connolly round trip ticket to the next clash between Hilly Stitft and Al Weinig. Third-To the person who tells why Sutl livan quit in his ('hantilly battle with z6o pound Charley Mitchell, I will give a vol ume de luxe containing all the rankest de cisions rendered by George Siler during his long and exciting career as a referee. For the guidance of those who desire to take a chance on these valuable prizes, per mit me to say that Sullivan never did beat a first-class heavyweight: he dodged Jack son and Slavin, the hbet men of his time; he was practically beaten by little Charlev Mitchell, and he was pounlhded to a pulp by the only good heavyweight lie ever met Jim Corbett. "J)nwn's" glorious record is based on his success in knocking out stiffs in four-round bouts. hlowever, "Jawn" is a pretty good monologist, and we will let it go at that. Establisbed 1823. WILSON WHISKEY. That's Alr! H WILSON DISTILLING CO Bsaltimore, Md. OVER URES MADE BY P3 N. L. PEOPLE DOWNED Harris Will Not Listen to Proposition to Compro mise-Fight it Out. 5V ASSOCIATED Pat<a. San Francisco, Feb. sa.-'The Chronicle says that overtures for peace have been made to the Coast Basebtll league 'by par ties interested in the l'acifi. Northwest league. Manager Harris admitted that he had received a letter from Spokane, said to have been approved by the Tacoma peo. ple, its purport being that a man would at once be sent down here to confer if an arrangement could be reached. Harris said he replied, stating that it would be folly to have an emissary come hete this spring. lHe said : "1 also said that our plans could not be changed for the coming season and that our six-club circuit would continue through the year, reqrdless of consequences. We have all the best of the fight in Portland and Seattle, and will not be turned from our intdntion of playing there by anything the opposition can say or do." WHERE ALL THE PUGS IN THE WINDY CITY WILL GO Game Is Closed Theem and They Are Forced to Go to Work-Each Has His Chosen Occupation. Ed. O'Malley, the Chicago fistic author Ity. has made a canvass of the Afight pro moters and the scrappers, and discovers the following changes of vocation of the Windy City fistiana: Sig Hart-Back to the bucket, paste and three-sheet posters. Young Mowatt-Me to the ding-a-ling-a. lings and punching holes in transfers. Jim Driscoll-Under a spreading chest nut tree for me as usual. Jack Root-Think of taking to the vau deville in a musical knockabout turn. Abe Jacobs will be my backer. Charley Essig--Am sick and tired of the fight game and intend to study the art of handicapping horses. They say it can be learned with close study and patience. Oh, what packages of joy would come to me if I could pick only a few winners. Tom Hanlon-Back to the fiddle with me. There is room for an Irish virtuoso in America; in fact, it is the chance of my life. I intend to write a fantasie on "Casey the Piper" and dedicate it to my friend Smiley. Johnny Hertz-Will invade the realm of song writin. Have on the anvil my first attempt entitled, "Lou l Loul I Love You, Harry Stout-N-o matter how painful it is, I intend to go to work. Mike Schreck-Back to Cincy and a liv ing death. Sammy Phillips-Will juggle fruit on street corners and slug any copper that attempts to get familiar with the monkey fruit. Ben Donnelly-It's an ill wind that blows no one good. I shall go back to mny o.d profession of piano moving. Buck Montgomery-Me with a silk hat and brass buttons in the forefront of aris tocracy. Otto Sieloff-Back with me to putting curves on pretzels. Charles Peterson-Will become a mo diste. Billy Rotchford-Me to the old men's home. WANT SUNDAY BASEBALL Friends of Sport at Work in Indiana Legislature. SY ASSO('IArKD PRarR. Indianapolis, Feb. za.--Immediately after the defeat yesterday of the bill al lowing professional ball to be played on Sunday in cities of a6,ooo, Senator Thralls, who voted against the bill, in troduced a bill to allow Sunday ball throughout the state. Friends of Sunday ball say they will have three votes more for the new meas ure than for the old, which wou.4 pass it in the senate. CANADIANS COMING HOME Football Team Pleased With Recoeption in Old Country. RY ASSOCIATRD Pra.'a. london, Feb. Ia.-The Canadian foot ball players will leave London this morning for Liverpool, where they will embark on the Allan liner Pretorian. The team return home with pleasant memories of the reception tendered them in all parts of the kingdom. GARDNER DEFEATS TOWNSEND Last Night's Game in the Amateur Bill iard Tournament. BY AaRN(IArF) PRI'RS New York, Feb. a,.-in the amateur billiard championship at Hanover club, Blrooklyn, yesterday. Edward W. Gardner of Passaic, N. J., defeated Arthur Town send of Brooklyn, .oo to 164. In the evening Townsend defeated Dr. L. .L, Mial of f.ew York, joo to a8. WILL LOOK INTO TURF LAW Missouri Legislature Will Get After the Investment Companies. fY ARSOc'IATED PRI'as St. Louis, Feb. Ia.-A Jefferson City special says: A committee was appointed in the senate yesterday to investigate the turf investment companies for the purpose of suggesting lers.alation. Bowling at the Pfister.