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Be convinced, PRIEB $1.00 Sold on a positive guarantee by SIIRISTIE & LEYS DRUGGISTS S I2 North Main Street. LITTLE WORK DONE OUT IN THE FIELD IHYDROGRAPHERS AT WORK IN MONTANA HAVE BEEN HAM PERED BY THE WEATHER. P. TO DIVERT THE YELLOWSTONE Experiments Needed Before Project Is Finally Planned - Montana Postmasters Named. Inter Mountain's Washington Bureau, 309 Jenifer Building. SP'ECIAL, TO TILE INTER MOUNTAIN. Washington, 1). C., Dec. a6.-The report for November of the hydrographers at work in Ilontana indicates that very little field work was done during the month, owing to low .water and steadiness of flow, which rendered further gagings unnecessary. Many rivers were frozen over during the month, among which were the Sun river at Augusta, Mis. souri river at Cascade, Townsend and Mdk rivers at IHavre and Malta, Marias river at Shelby, Gallatin river at Logan, and the Jet. ferson river at Sappington. The other rivers were more or less com pletely frozen, except at the stations in tile Bitter Root valley. A new station will be located on Beaver creek, at Ashlfild, the old station being abandoned on account of the railroad dam placed across the stream. Mr. C. II. Fitch, engineer of tile reclamation service, in company with Mr. 1. B. O'Don nell of Billings, made an unsatisfactory at tempt to investigate the ro-mile basin region near Billings. Owing to a severe snowstorm the examination of the Lake Basin project was not satisfactory, and another visit will be imade next spring. Experiments Needed. Mr. Fitch states that it is apparent from the survey maps that a canal diverted from the Yellowstone, a short distance above Big Tim ber, should reach the L.ake Basin, and other irrigable lands under this project; but the business men of Billings, including itr. O'1)oneill, seem to think that, by diverting water about six miles above Livingston it would enable the line to go behind tile rough. est hills, which are near the river. The fea:i. bility of this project will not he known until two or three trial, or flying level lines, are run. The Lake Basin country comprises some thing like 4oo,ooo acres of rolling upland in a compact body, all lying within a radius of 50 miles of Billings, the county seat of Yellow stone county, most of which is not more than 30o miles from the Northern Pacific railroad. The soil of this section is similar to the upland soil under tile old Minnesota and Montana Land & Improvement company's ditch, which, from tile year of its reclamation to the present time, has averaged an annual production far in excess of the original coist of the entire ditch. These rolling prairies, with a gradual slooe toward the Yellowstone, insure a perfect, natural drainage, and facilitate the distribu lion of water at a minimum of labor and ex pense. The climatic conditions of this section of Montana are more favorable to diversified farming than probably any other locality of similar size in the state. Montana Postal' Affairs. The star service on Route 631jt, Tokna to Enid, will be increased eight miles to supply ]Enid at route autthorizcd. A pustoffice has been established at Zort man, Chouteau county, special from Phillips, a8 miles northeast, with Susan Brown post mistress. The president has Issued commissions to Daniel 11. Ross, postmaster at Missoula, and Lewis Coleman at Deer Lodge. E. Frank Crosby has been appointed post. master at Knowlton, not a money order office. M'CARDY IS TO GET IT Washington, D. C., Dec. *6.-It is an, tnounced by Minnesota members of con gress that Joseph McCardy, formerly city controller of St. Paul, practically has been agreed upon as the successor of 1Henry Castle, in the office of auditor for the ,ostoffice department. Captain Castle is a Minnesota mitan and, on the strength of that fact, the Minnttesota senators and representatives laid eJaims to the place. Riley Dwyer Liquor Co. 24 WEST BROADWAY family Liquor Store SPECIAL-SIX BOTTLES One Large Bottle Rock and Ryc All Regular price $ha.5 One Large Bottle Brandy Regular price $pSo One Large Bottle Whisky Regular'price as.FS One Large Bottle i'ort W'ine Regular price soe One Large Bottle Sherry Regular price soc (One Large Iottle Muscatel Regular prIee $se TELEPHONE 776.M Order at Once, We Deliver Promptly. Butte SHOLINO forge _17 South Montanl. Stree·t· ExclusiveHorseo W. M'EACiRAN, Proprietor NEWS OF SPORT WORLD MUINROE IMPROVING BOUT AT BROADWAY SHOWS HE IS GETTING TO BE A FAST MAN. Jack Munroe and Mike Sullivan gave a four-round boxing exhibition last night at Sutton's Broadway theater. The exhibition was a disappointment to the crowd, but no blame can be attached to either Munroe or Sullivan, for the rea son that the original program miscarried, which placed each man at a disadvantage. It was understood early in the evening that Sullivan would go against Munroe for all he was worth and attempt to put him away if possible. This was the general understanding, but when the matter be came known to Munroe's brother, he ad vised the latter not to spar under those conditions as it would be in violation of the agreement with Tom Sharkey. It was finally decided that the men should go four-rounds for exhibition in stead of six, as advertised. This cutting the time was a mistake and was not taken with good grace by the audience present, who wanted to see a fast go. Sullivan, too, was disappointed, for he was there to do the best he could with Munrooe and was willing to go in for a knockout. His friends and trainers were anxious for such an exhibition and up to the time the msen entered the ring, Sulli van was prepared to deliver the best he had in him. In the sparring, 'Munroe showed that he had improved wonderfully in footwork since going East, and his defense was much better, although Sullivan found his head and face several times, and in the first round gave tap for tap. Sullivan could not be compared with Munroe in the boxing art, and owing to this fact Jack was given little opportunity to display his improvement and make an exhibition. This, too, resulted in Sulli van being at a disadvantage. Mike has some science, but not enough to make an exhibition. He is a big fellow, with nerve and determination, and in two of the rounds was the aggressor. liHe is willing to meet Munroe any day to a decision, and after learning a little more about footwork and blocking will make a formidable foe. Just before the curtain was raised last night, Doc Flynn and Munroe did a few fancy stunts in the ring, and it was in this little pleasantry that the latter showed his footwork to advantage. He moves more like a middleweight than a heavy man, and will give Tom Sharkey a hard go. In speaking of the Maher fight in Phillla delphia. Munroe said he was so rattled that he forgot everything he knew and did not attempt to block a single blow in the first round. He described it as a case of stage fright of the worst kind. In physique, Munroe could not show up better. Every muscle stands out in full re lief and he looks the fighter all over. He will remain in town today and to morrow and will then go to Idaho to look after mining property. From Idaho Munroe will go to San Francisco to be present at the Hanlon Corbett fight. Last night Munroe stated that after lie met Sharkey he would come to Butte and meet any man in the world to a decision and would then give his friends a chance to see him go for the money. In speaking of athletics Munroe thinks the West this year was far superior to the East in football, and considers Yost's line-up of an all-American team as far su perior to Camp's. SPORT GOSSIP The followers of the ponies in Spokane picked up a little Christmas money Wednesday, when close to $4,000 was taken from the poolrooms by the winning of Misty's Pride in the third race at Ingle side. The betters were aided in teiir pleasurable task in getting between the poolrooms and their money by the delay of the telegraph operator on the pool room circuit. Misty's Pride opened at Ingleside at 8 to I. These odds were ac cordingly telegraphed over the country. A large, juicy bunch was abroad that Misty's Pride was the only moving thing in the race, and the bookies were flooded with money. The odds at the track were inmmediately lowered to 5 to 2. The tele graph operator delayed the sending of the new odds for five minutes or so, and all of the wise ones got busy with their rolls and played Misty's Pride at the fat odds of 8 to I. The Oxford poolroom lost about $s,8oo to Misty's Pride, and the Warwick was tapped for a little more. But it was in Seattle and Portland that the real fancy frills were put on the job. The gang that were instrumental in fixing the telegraph operator were busy on the Seattle end. Clancy was reported to have dropped $6,000, and another penciler suf fered to the extent of $8,ooo. In Port land the gang cleaned up about $1o,ooo. When the race was over the poolroom men hesitated about paying oil on Misty's Pride, but finally realized that they were up against it. As a result of yesterday's work there are one telegraph operator and several poolroom employes who are looking for jobs. It is not believed in San Francisco that there was anything wrong with the race. Misty's Pride was simply the best horse in the race, and her owner put some of the Talent on. Misty's Pride 'Is an old Bybee horse, which has been seen on a number of Ore gon tracks during the past few years. As she had never exhibited any wonder ful speed, a majority of the local sports lost sight of her when she was shlpped to California. Portland and San Francisco sports got down heavily on the proposition and made a good killing. Thomas Burns tells a good story re garding his pitcher, "Tommy Dummy," who wore a Colorado Springs uniform part of last season. Tom was rather "sweet" on the Dummy and looked for him to make a great record. When he exploded, however, Mr. Burns did not care to re lease him so "farmed" him out to a minor league team. Imagine Tom' s surprise when one morning he went to the ball grounds and found his "Dummy" out there practicing, Burns could hardly belleve his eyes, so walking out In the field he motioned to the "Dummy," and it was not long before they were actively engaged in tivisting their fingers out of shape explaining matters. Congalton, who stood by, translated the "dummty anrgutage," and this was about the size. of their conversation: "What are you doing here?" asked Burns. "I came back to see the boys," replied Dummy. "I thought you were mIaking a success in the Missouri league?" "I was." "What did you leave for?" "They had no home tlate down there." "No home plate? Why you're crazy." "If they did I couldn't find it and I pitched six or seven games." A friend of the Mc;cGovern boys told the lohI lowing recently: "Terry tMcGovern during the time he was champion took particular pains to see that his brother IIRghey did not get too wild while everything was coming easy for him. The younger 1.tc(overn would fly away to dances after Terry went to bed at night and stay, out until the early hours of the morn. If J'erry got onto the fact he would take Ilughy to task. Ifuglly was bored conlsiderablly hy Terry's discipline, but took it all in a brotherly spirit. Terry was the boss for years, bllut Ifnghy's day came at last. "Terry lost to ('orlett twice, and then took a rest. On the fliher hand, Itughty has won over a dozenl fight witllout ruolliig into a knockout or having a decision rendered against hint. So, when Terry had to take a back seat, IIughy would josh hiitn about heing a back numtnber. The other day a club mnana. ger wired to New York as follows: "'('an I sign ltcG;overn four a date it this city?' "Terry was about to send ano an'swer, whenl Ilughy grabbed thle telegram out of his hand. 'llhll on, 'ferry,' said lfughy, 'I'll answer that.' Ifughy then had a friend trite out the following. and then got out of 'ferry's reach ill all haste: "'P'lease let uss know which ethGovernt yon want - II ghy, the champion, or Terry, thte has been?' " ABE ATTELL'S BOMB 6 d SAYS HE WAS ASKED TO LAY DOWN -b TO TERRY McGOVERN IN g THE PRIZE RING. .fi Abe Attell exploded a bombshell in the k fighting circles of the East by declaring that Joe Humphries, wlh has always r been in the employ of Sam Harris in the d management of Terry McGovern, has s asked himt (Attel) to lay down to Terry. I Humphries was willing to pay any price h for a favor of this kind, says Otto Floto. c If what Attel says is true, and there f is no reason to believe anything different, then the question the followers of the f sport will and really should ask each a other is, "lHow many of Terry McGov ern's fights were won on the square ?" The whole country knows that Joe Gans laid down to him in Chicago. At the time, however, it was stated that McGovern and Harris knew nothing of the plot and that Gans and Herford were alone in their dealings. This exonerated the, McGovernites from all blame, for it was said: "Terry ain't to blame. lie went there to fight and Gans laid down, That's no fault of his." There were always some after stories told, but the truth of them could not be ascertained, so the matter was dropped and a bad job forgotten. Now that the, i Attel story is going the rounds it is only natural that the old fake will be re vived and the McGGovern people get as much of the blame heaped on their shoul ders as the Gans party did. One thing is certain, they never asked Young Corbett to lay down to them. It may be that Terry supposed the present champion to be so easy that it was not necessary to "fix him," and he went and took the chance. Remember, we are not saying that it would have Imeen possible to "reach" the little Denverite, but cer tain it is that Corbett has stated time and again that he was never approached with an offer from Harris and that had he been 'he would have turned the same down and administered a roasting to Sam Harris that he would have remembered to his dying day. Attel ought to be praised for publish ing the fact to the world, for it is in this manner that the ring can be kept clean from fakes and the sport live forever. Abe, therefore, deserves great credit for the stand he is taking. MAY MEET MUNROE JEFFRIES IS SAID TO BE NOT UN WILLING TO SIGN ARTICLES JFOR THE MATCH. That James J. Jeffries and Jack Mun roe will soon be matched to fight for the heavyweight championship of the world is now the general opinion among sporting men. Steps looking to that end will be taken soon, when Tim Coffroth, match maker for the Yosemite Athletic club, of San Francisco, will meet Joe Egan, the champion's representative, in Denver, to talk over terms for the match. Coffroth is anxious to get the bout for his club, Munroe has been eager for a try at the title-holder for months, and now Jeffries himself says that he is will ing to fight the miner boxer. Under these circumstances it is hard to see how the proposed inill can fall through, and prom inent followers of things pugilistic look to see the two heavyweights face each other in the ring not later than next sprinig. JeTrics, when toll that Coffroth had an nounced his intention of trying to frame the match, said: "I stand ready to listen to any reason able proposition Coffroth may make. Mun roe's decisive victory over Limerick proves that the miner is something of a fighter. It has boosted his stock a lot, and a match between us as far from unlikely. "Just when we will meet I cannot now say. I have theatrical engagements ex tending over the winter, but I am free to fight in the spring. I am in top-top condition and could be ready for a hard fight in short order. "Of course," continued the champion, "I shall want to see Munroe put away a couple of real good men before we meet, but from his battle the other night I should think he might do that. lie looks like a comer. "Personally, I am only too glad to fight him to wipe out that little ).utte story, t but I want him to demonstrate his ability fully, so that the match will draw well." I MEADERVILLE BIRD SHOOT The Meaderville Gun club held its Christmas shoot yesterday and used live birds. O)rmsy and PI'lummer tied with to each. The scores were as follows: Bertoglio, 7; Teague, 9; Ormaby, so; Tan izza, 7; Rowe, g; Plunutemr, to. CARLISLE REDS WIN DEFEAT ALL-CALIFORNIA BOYS AT SAN FRANCISCO BY SCORE OF 23 TO O. BY ASOCIATED PRE.SS. S.tn Francisco, iDcc. J6.--'l'he Carlisle llIIani football leant won a decisive vie tony over the all-California cleven yester dal afternoon in one of the most spectacll lat e.mes ever played on the coast. The C ,le was 23 to o. Ideal weathier condi ti,.ns prevailed and the field was in splen di'I condition for .napply playing. ;lptain Johnson of the visiting eleven liil tip to hliS reputation of Ieillng one of I1ii, greatest quarterbacks in the country. at' I the star aggre'gation of the colst play er. were no match for his well drilled it ' I Hie attendance was about 7,on.o, less th half the Iulltber of spectators that co ::regate for tile analllll maliltch Ibetween' th, tianl s of the t'niversity of t'alilornia alt l Stanford. The paplrtilanship was Seq:T.dly divided at the outset, but at the conclulsion of the game the admiration of th, redskins grew so intense that ('aptait Joll soti was carried on the shoullers of ith thronll after several women hadl be co, i so enlthtsiastic as to emlbrace himl. 1lurilng the first few milnutes of play th, all Califorlnlia swept the Indians te feii them, and for a few Ilmomelnts it lo-'kied as though the hollte leain would have a walk-over. iut the hall soon moved to the 'California's territory as soon as the Indians resorted to trick plays, after having found that they could not success fully buck the line of a teamt that weighed ao ptoIinds heavier to the tman. C('aptainl Johnsoltn made the first touch down abshout the middle of the first half, but failed to kick a goal. The shiftiness of tile Indians puszled the California men gre:ltly and they were utterly unable to .figure the generalship of the redskins' captain,. letween Johnson and Williams, ,the ('arlisle fullback, the local men were kept guessing. I)uring the second half the C'arlisle mern resumed their shilfty tactics and made hun dred-s of yards on clever football. John son took the hall for lnlost of tile trick plays and kicked every goal in the last half. Tile California lmen rallied near the close of the game andtt spent their force ill fitrcee bucks against the Carlisle line. This line of action soon tired the (ali fornians and they were unable to score, although within 15 yards of thle Carlisle goa;l posts. PRAISE FOR MUNROE ROBERT EDGREN SAYS JIM JEFFRIES WAS NO BETTER WHEN AN AMATEUR. Rdltert Edgren says: "As a fighter Jack Munroe is making ttildes. It seems not at all imnpossible that before imany months have passed he isay realize his ambition and enter the ring with Champion Jim Jeffries as his opponent. "Munroe seems to have inmproved since lie fought Peter Maher a little over a nu(nth ago. llsi punches hail Betler di rection and he did not waste any srelngth in fanning the air wihlly with his fists. Mutroc was deliberate all through his fight with I.ilnerick and did not lose his l(head as many fighters do under the same circtumstances, rushing wildly and missing bl1w after blow. "lIe calculated every punch that ie started. lie stood erect and made the most of his reach. With the straight left ,he did a lot of damage, jarring the big 1:in's head back between his shoulder hIllt's. '"I saw Jeff fight when he was a beginner at the game. At that time hlie did not box any better thian Mtunroe does now and did not show nutch of the miner's aggressive "Jeffries, at least until he recame cham pion, was a very careful fighter. lie never rushed and mixed it up with his oppo.linents as Munroe does. lie seemed contented to let the other man wear him sel down hitting and then to go in slowly atl finish him. 'That was the reason that il those days it was commonly said that Jcflries 'fought like an old washerwoman.' 'l'it fights inl which he took part were not ,lp tty to see. ".Mu\roe has some of the Terry Mc (,vern spirit, lie is willing ait any mno ntl rt to rush in and mix it. lie loves to sink his fist into his rival's ribs and gloats over the effect of a clean punch on tie jaw with the same pride that a c'mnnois setur of paintings exhibits as Ile points out the bold lights and shadows of a Renm l,randt or the impnressionistic handling of a Millet. '-Munroe likes to Ibe hit; to throw off thi blow and laugh at the ineffectiveness of it. Fighting to him is as interesting as playing a game of football, and that is bletter than a picnic. "Munroe has good, judgmentl of distance, anl that is absolutely the most necessary thing in a fighter's mnake-up. lIe will be k i\ a as a 'knocker out' before he has 1ben much longer in the rihng. Ihe knocked ', ter Maher cold in the fourth ronnd. Had nwt ()'Rourke thrown the sponge into the ring, limerick wotld have been senseless in another second or two. lie was dazed ian, so helpless that a lightweight could have finished him with ease. Munroe has thei punch, another quality that a cham pion or a first-class fighter must possess." CLIFF HILLMAN IS CHAMPION llelena, Dec. a6.-Clifford HIillian of thi ; city can lay claim to being the cham pion handball player of the state, lie has won, four games of handball at the local tournament given by the lickcha Athletic a.nuciation out of five. 'The third and fourth gamces in the tour timlent were played yesterday afternoon. Itutte Tipton of this city and IIillman were the principal contestants and it narrowed down to a contest between them. IS PRIZE WOMAN BOWLER Red Lodge, Dec. 26.-Mrs. W. A. Tal madge can lay title to the claim of being about the best woman bowler In the state. She has a record of 3o3, which beats any thing ever done by a woman in the bowl ing line in these parts. 'l'his. record is said to 'have ,been beaten by only one oither woman. Mrs. Perry Edwards of Bil lings, who has a score of aa3 to her credit. DR. NORCROSS THE SPECIALIST Cures Diseases of Men Trustworthy, Reliable, Competent, My Methods of Treatment Overcome the Worst Cases of Neglect, Mistreatment and All Con tracted Disorders. The public always judges a man by his success; this should especially apply to the ph'ysician, whether he be in general prac tice or a specialist. I nm very glad to have the public judge me by the results and success of my work. I have now been in Butte seventeen years; during theso years I have been a very busy man, building up a very largo business on tlhe merits of my work. The su.cess attending my practice is bringing nme the largest sharo of my patients. llen who have been cured by me are sending their friends to ume. This would not be the case were I a pretender or slid not thoroughly understand my professional work as specialibt in organic disceases. I am firmly established; the public knows mue ts a thoroughly reliable and conscientious physician, and I trust I shall at, all times he able to prove my skill and ability. y aim is to deserve in th fullest sense the confidence. of the people and to benefit and help suffering humanity. If you come to me for treatmenlit you emil have elsurance of the right methods, givon scientificallly and rat io0nlly by an exlprienced, physician. To every man that comIes to me his condlition is clearly and definitely explained; ho is made to understand his exact condition. My treatment for disease is not secret; I explain it to all who come. I am conacientious in miy work, and my methods are open for inspection to all. All Diseases and Weaknesses of Men, such as Lost Vigor, Premature Decay, Nervous I)ohility, Variccele, Stricture, Con tracted Ailments, Specific Blood Poison, Eczema, Slheplessness, Rhlleumatism, Neuralgia, Kidney 1isoases, Ileart Diseases, Skin l)iseases, Stomach Diseases, lRectal Diseases, etc. One personal visit is always preferred: but if you cannot call at my oflice, write me your symptoms fully. Many cases can be cured at home. Charges reasonable. At $10.00 a Month DR. NORCROSS Corner Rooms 9p-o-i1, Owsley Block, Butte. Rarus ' Pure elub Rye Capilce CommercialCo. 62 West Broadway, Butte, Mont. Let Us Help Make Your home attractive. A piano will do it and we S have them at all prices. 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