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ET out, Mr. Athlete—that toy get out those skates that have lain idle on the top shelf for eight or nine months and fcave the edges filed. Get out the bockey sticks and the snowshoes. Rip the covering: off that ice yacht and five the snowshoes a liberal dose of tallow. The outdoor season of winter sport will now keep your blood cir culating in spite of the doctors, and thr weather man says the winter won't end as mildly as it began in many quarters. go far as the organized sports for cold weather are concerned, the out look is better in some respects than in years past and not so good in others. Organized skating is dormant in the east owing to the bickerings of the powers that want to control it. Ice hockey, on the contrary, is booming along like a frigate under full sail and jmises to be the big winter game at future in this country. Ice yachting sharps have seemingly lost interest in national contests o«» ing to weather discouragements in tho past, though the racing in a dozen lo calities for purely local honors is im proving in popularity and class. On the Shrewsbury river. New Jersey, for Instance, and on the northerly lakes of the middle west many new craft of big sail area have been recently built, and last year's speed was, as a whole, of higher average than ever known before. In fact, the speed of ice yachts of big sail spread is as great as that of the fastest racing autos for short distances under the most favor able conditions. A yacht on the Shrewsbury was authoritatively timed going a mile under thirty seconds last Winter. Bkeeing has made swift strides in popularity. Americans have evidently concluded that their Scandinavian rivals shall no longer monopolize this form of winter "thriller." Large sporting goods houses report a wide demand for skees (made of springy i MI'IMSTBNE WAS FORMER N. D. A. C. PLAYER WAS CHOSEN TO LED THE WASHING TON UNIVERSITY TEAM NEXT YEAR—FIRST FRESHMAN GIVEN THIS HONOR. Seattle, Wash., Dec. 12.—The mem* hers of the champion football team of the University of Washington unani mously elected Melvil Muckelstone, the fleet-footed halfback, to lead the Washington team of 1909. Muckle stone is a fresh man at the university and is the first freshman to be so honored at the University of Wash ington. Mucklestone came to Seattle last fall with Coach Dobie from the North Dakota Agricultural college, where he did his "prep" work. He played un der Dobie there last year and some of Washington's rivals got suspicious about his eligibility. His record was closely scanned and was found to be absolutely clean, so he played the sea son through with Washington and did his full share to land the championship for the purple and gold There was a strong sentiment to name Will Coyle for captain, but Coyle did not hanker for the place. There Is a rumor that Coyle may go to a big eastern university next yeax, and Harvard f' has been mentioned in that Broadway. Los Angeles, Deo. 13.—When ex Champion Papko runs up against Hugo Kelly in Jtm Jeffries' club, Dec. 16, James J. Corbett will be there to referee the match,'and a great fight is expected. Hugo Kelly is rapidly winning favor f*" •'. V fV* ,K v -. fjL-s fv* 1? MKMWfln •Am BEELL WAS THROWN. Massivs Mush For Turk Was Too Fred Beell. Chicago, 111., Dec. 11. Tousiff Mahmout, the heavyweight ^wrestler, defeated Fred Beell of Wisconsin by two straight falls. The first fall came after twenty-two minutes and twenty seconds of hard fighting Jn which Mahmout secured a scissors hold on hig opoonent's body with a half Nelson. The second fall came after thirty-eight minutes, fifty sec onds, and was secured on a fu" crotch hold. The superior weight of his an tagonist appeared too much for Beell. In the semi-win.lup, Americus of Baltimore, won from George Turner of Iowa in two straight falls. He then challenged the winner of the big bout and was accepted by Mahmout **A man can only arise, conquer and achieve by lifting up his thoughts." We can only build up our business by directing the "thoughts" of the people to the "Economy Drug Store" 122 THE IW0 PRINCIPALS IR THE BIG PUGILISTIC EVENT OF THE MONTH n Hugo Kolly at left, Papke at right, the two principals »n the big pugilistio Went of the month. here, and it would not be at all sur prising if he was an even money chance before the date for hi? go with Papke. Coast fans are inclined to think Ketchel's victim is unwise in trying to get ready for another hard fight so soon after the one in which he lost the title. They assert he cannot pos- fiMia «+. -A OGDEN REID, NOTED EASTERN SWIMMER AND WATER POLO PLAYER. Ogden Held. of Ambassador vvhitelsw R^ld, W a leading member of the New York Athletic club's famous swimming team and world's cham pion water polo team. Like his father, he has begun his business life as a journalist. of all connection. Strong pressure was put on Coyle last year to get him to go to Dartmouth, but he decided to enter Washington, as Seattle is his homo city. The new captain is a dashing player who ought to be an ideal leader. He is popular with his fellows and is expected to follow In the footsteps of Capt. Fred Tegtmeier and land an other championship for Washington. Cfift Books, McClane's Art EVER Bibles, Store. Leather Goods. i AM' city •-£f fS STRIDE# IN A MARATHON RAGE JAME? E. SULLIVAN, PRESIDENT OF THE A. ,\. U., SAYS THAT MAN WITH THE LONG STRIDE CANNOT LAST IN A HEART BREAKING RACE. Dorando, the plucky little Italian, who re-ran the Marathon race with Johnny Haye3 at Madison Square gar den, has an average stride of but four feet Hayes covers an average of five feet six inches with every step in the race Mclvin Sheppard, the world's champion middle distance runner, strides all of eight feet when at top speed. The Marathon race is twenty six miles and 385 yards, or reduce* to feet for purposes of computation, just 138,435 feet. If the race were a ques tion of stride and not endurance Sheppard would win it easily, with Hayes second and Dorando third. Es timated by the length of Sheppard s stride he would require 17,304 steps to cover the distance Hayes' five fet six inch stride would enable him to run the race in 25,070 bounds, while Dorando would have to take 34,608 strides, or nearly twice as many as Sheppard. A race like the Marathon, however, is not one of strides. On the contrary, It Is the shorter stride that usually sticks out the longest. James B. But- war sibly be at his best when he enter# the ring with the Italian, For that reason and from the fact that Kelly's speed in training has made a most favorable impression on them, local sporting enthusiasts are inclined to think he has a royal chance Zt win ning over the ex-champion. iwiimiwBwffliiimniiwi A^r (2VV uV' v V f- THE FARGO FORUM AO) DAILY REPUBLICAN, SATURDAY EVENING, DECETMBEB Get Ready Now For Winter Ice Sport, Hockey, Skating, Etc. ash or hickory strips, about nine feet long) by skaters and snowshoers, who depress themselves as fascinated by the varying possibilities of the imple ments. An erroneous Impression has been held In this country that skees were adapted to use only on especially pre pared slides, from which jumps of Ion* distances were made. Now that Americans better understand that thoy arc of admirable service in making long cross country jaunts, especially on crusted snow, and as well adapted to traversing sheets of glare ice the skees find increased favor. The Eng lish idea that competition In sport is not the whole thing l\as gradually obr tained a strong footing in the United States and is materially Influencing people in their manner of recreation. The doctrine of exercising merely for the sake of exercise and not neces sarily for the purpose of outdoing sontf one else has much of sense and bene* fit in it. That ice hockey should take the leal In the growth of winter sports is not a source of wonder. Purely a com* petitive pastime. It satisfies the crav ings of the hearty youths who year# to expend energy in a lavish manner. As scientific as baseball, as violent as football and an intense developer of lung capacity and muscle, It is natural that scores of recruits in the colleges, schools and clubs are added each year. The comparatively small number oif college and school teams that havs joined regularly organized leagues has but little general significance. The teams that make matches as they please with Individual clubs get as much benefit from the game as does Yale, Harvard, Princeton, Columbia, Dartmouth or other teams having league affiliations. Savannah wants the Grand Prize auto race in 1909. This statement was made by Mayor Tiedeman and was indorsed by the officers of the Savan nah Automobile club. BEN TAVIS. .... livan, president of the A. A. U., is au thority for this statement. Mr. Sulli van says a long strider like Sheppard couldn't last in a race of the Marathon length. "To run over such distance it 'is necessary to stride short and low, keeping the feet as close to the ground as possible," said Mr. Sullivan. "This requires less exertion, and naturally a man running accordingly will outlast a man with high action. "Shrubb, the great English profes sional runner, perhaps the superior of any man living at terf miles, runs with a choppy step and low action. Hayes too, has very low action, differing slightly from Dorando. The Italian runs very close to the ground in front, but throws his feet nearly to right angles behind.^ Speaking of^Dorando's ability as a runner, Mr. Sullivan says the Italian is undoubtedly a wonder. "A recapitulation on the Marathon In England proves this," he said. "In that race Dorando met the very best distance runners of the world, not to mention England's stars, who are sup posed to excel at this particular branch of athletics. He didn't come from be hind in the last few miles, but was right with the front runners all tire way and ran them into the ground. "Longboat, too, had to quit to him and after out-running them all he was fully one and one-quarter miles ahead of Hayes when he reached the stad ium. "No wonder the little fellow fainted in the stadium. Hardly any human could last under such a hard race. It was really pitiful to see him stagger ing and falling. If the English officials hadn't picked him up and helped him over the line he might have been there yet. He certainly would have been on the ground when Hayes passed the spot where he4 fell the last time." HE SUPPED ONE OVER 'Kid* McCoy's "Cuto" Littls Raised a Rumpus In a Pool Room, But Won* Kid McCoy is developing into quite the little litterateur, and there's no reason why he shouldn't. He's good at anything he tries, says an exchange. Recently Mr. McCoy—or Mr. Selby t? give him his baptismal name has been taking- part In a poqi tourna ment. Mr. Selby plays pool very well —offensively well, some of his op ponents say. He is also prompt and skillful in taking advantage of such opportunities as offer themselves. In a game that was being one night last week the Kid broke. He scattered the balls all over the table, but none went into the pockets. One lay some four inches from a cor ner pocket, but there was, apparently, no way of reaching It with the cue ball. It was, apparently, a hopeless situation for his opponent, "I'll jrive you a ball for yowr allot," said McCoy. "Done," said the other player. The marker Blipped a button along on the wire for McCoy's opponent, and McCoy cracked away, and failed to do anything more than line the bails up beautifully for a run. "Well, I guess that was a good trad\ Kid." said the other player, chalking: his cue and preparing to take ad vantage of the way the kid had left them set up for him. "Why, what are you going to do?f asked Mr. Selby, with every appear ance of indignation. "I'm going to sh ,t," said the other man. "I'm going to shove fifteen of them Into the little pockets." "Not with my shot," said the Kid. "Tour shot," bellowed his opponent. "Why, you've just had your shot." "No that was your shot," said the Kid. "I bought it from you and paid you one ball for it, which you counted up on your string. Now I follow you, a.s, there are only two of us playing, and this is my shot." It took the referee and all the ex perts in the place fifteen minutes to convince the man that it was really the Kid's shot. When the point was finally settled McCoy cleaned off the table, putting in *11 the balls. "Pretty good trade tor 4ns," said the Kid. And the other man is still grouchy. JOHN L. SCORES TOMMY BURNS AND SAYS SPORTS CAN EXPECT .0 SEE FAKE. y Chicago. Dec. 12.—John L. Sullivan, In a statement made today, flat-foot edty called the Burns Johnson cham pionship mill In Sydney, Australia, Dec. 26, a fake. After scoring Burns XS 'I*4 v •OA ammtmamaumm for agreeing to fight a colored man, a thing he never did, Sullivan says: I Insist that Burn* Is not an ideai champion. "He is money mad. His every In* stinct is for the coin. "He is shameless in his degradation of the great game of boxing in favor of its commercial side. 1 am the richest fighter today,* and 'I am the best money-getter that ever happened,' are Burns' slogans. Instead of screaming out, he must make a noise: 'I am the greatest fighter that the world ever kne^.' He buries the idea under a golden shower of ducats, his eye on his bank account, even ai he hammers- the punching bag for practice. "Shame on the money-mad cham pion! Shame on the man who upsets good American precedents, because there are dollars, dollars, dollars in it! "Eurns may lose his title to this black man, but I don't think he will. "Buries knew before he gave John son his chance, even before it was known that he would get $30,000— just think of that!—for making* the fight that he would teat Johnson. "He never would have consented to the match without first getting nearly 80 per cent of the purse, and knowing that he could not lose. He is a 'sura thing man, but I must say a betted fighter than most people think." v Will PLAY COIMb' Former Gopher Stars ./ill Meet Eleven Picked by Cochems on Christmas Day. Minneapolis Tribune George ron and Bobby Marshall will head ftn organization of former University of Minnesota footbMl stars which will meet a team selected by Eddie Coch ems at St. Louis on Christmas day. Cochems is coach of the St. Louis university team and will probably play his.university lineup intact against the northerners. The proceeds will go to a charity and there will be no sug gestion of professionalism to prevent Cochems' men playing the game. The contest will be staged In the new coliseum at St. Louis, which seats 8,000 people. The Minneapolis team will leave here the Tuesday pro ceding Christmas day. Negotiations for this game grew out of the failure of Eckersall to keep a date with Cochems. Before the close of the football season, the Chicago star agreed to take a picked team to meet Cochems' men,-but later cancel led the date. Capron then made over tures to the St. Louis man with the result that yesterday an agreement was reached. played The Minneapolis Dean team, whieh has gone through two seasons without a defeat, will be the chief source of material for Capron's team. All the former Gopher linemen who played with Manager Olson's bunch, will probably make, the trip and the back field will be the same as against the Eckersalls on Thanksgiving day. Cap ron will get his men together for practice immediately. Wanted—Married couptas, houa* keepern and cooks. Apply' LouJa H« top Employment Agency, Fargo. SENSATION IN lUSEBAil Umpires Assort an Effort Was Made it Bribe Them to Throvl. Gam*. New York, Dec. 12. Even mot sensational than the tumultous close of the recent national league playing season were the closing hours of the league's annual meeting here when charges of attempted bribery of the umpires, Klern and Johnstone, who officiated at the game that decided the championship of 190&, between New York and Chicago at the Polo grounds, Oct. 8, were sprung and the magnates appointed a committee to probe them, even Intimating that y- v 31311 18 190&" &r v ,*' FOX HUNTING SEASON—MASTER OF HOUNDS, ONWENTSIA HUNT CLUB, LAKE FOREST, ILL*, AND HIS WELL TF.A1N5D PACK OF HOUNDS READY,FOR THE CHASE. criminal prosecutions might follow the Investigation committee's report. The news created a profound Stir. ATTEL SOLDIERED. Littlo Champion Did Not Extsnd Him self Again't Wolgast. Los Angeles, Cal., Dec. 12. Ad Wolgast of Milwaukee out-fought Abe Attel, the featherweight champion, be fore the Pacific Athletic club. The fight went ten rounds with no official decision permitted under the law. Wolgast rushed the fighting In every round, backing Attel all around the ring and landing frequently with heavy Iswlngs to the jaw and stomach that shook the champion severely. The men weighed in at 6 o'clock at 122 pounds. Charley Eyton was the referee. The- general opinion was that Attel did not half try to do his best and he was hooted for his showing on leav ing the ring. SOME MORE BOOSTS BV STATE J. E. Johnson Cycle Supply Hdase s-k.' L' Courier: The CoufWf editor has been so busy of late that we let the birthday of The Fargo Forum go past without notice. Now if there is any paper in this section of the country that deserves a word of praise it is The Forum. It is an up-to-date paper In every way and Is deserving of th& splendid patronage it receives. The Kernels column is one of the spiciest of them all, especially to a newspaper man, and when The Forum fails to get here we seem to have lost something out of our life. Success to The Forum and its hand some editor-in-chief. Rock Lake Ripples: Tlut ffcrgo Forum records the fact that it is 18 years old. and no signs of dotage or blight have yet appeared, although its 1'* *»f£ vy. *v Says C°operstown Courier in msnts on Nomination of M. N. Johnson. founder may have passed to his re- to be free from such influences. HS# ward a year or so ago. Yes, The may make mistakes, but ho Is hones!" Forum is quite a vigorous paper—no and dependable. The Vanderbilt Box at the Horse Show In CKap: On the ixwoniti left is seen Reg in aid Vanderoiit. The others in the bojf were Mrs. Reginald Vanderbilt, Mies Kathcrin* Sesrs of Boston, Sidney Love, who married the beautiful Marj oris Burns of New York William Hazard of New York, and Harold A. Howard of Chicago. .i' 1 Chicago, Dec. It.—The greatest so- prominent people have been prd^fffcT' ciety event of the middle west Is the Th Vanderbilt box was always thgK'' Chicago horse show, at which many cented or attraction and interest. CSftWfc w a e 1 ,,h^.N ,:*V" 5 one can dispute that feet, and brim-full of news each day. It la Adams Budget: The Fargo ForuifJ has reached the eighteenth round c||' the ladder of success. May its futur^ be as popular and prosperous as hapif been Its past, is the wish The BudgA heartily extends to it. Omemee Herald: |N#wn| is 18 years old. The writer remembei% the first issue of The Forum and h#. has watched it grow from a little fouife page sheet to its*present metropolitan size. Manager Plumley and his as#" sistants bav« the beat wishiea of Thft Herald. I Oakes Journal: There seems to hi quite a number of people that roast The Fargo Forum, but we do nit how these same people can &et awf from the fact that The Forum is best paper In the state. It certalnl|r has them all beat for news. We do artistic picture framing fot the holidays on short notice. Big lint of new mouidingsg to select from, CannifT's Fargo Decorating Co. PEOPLE NOT BUNC0E1 i: Com« Cooperstown Courier: Have tt* people been buncoed vociferousl§r ejaculates the La Moure Chronicle it comments on the United 3tate|j senator ship. No, Brother Taylor, thifc people have not been buncoed, thp people's choice will be elected nejflf month, and we believe that Mr. John|»4 son will represent the whole peopp^ of this state fairly and conscientious^ irrespective of any clique^ or gan§ contrary to the opinion of a few pi# headed pen pushers who are trying to discredit Mr. Johnson and make appear as if he was in touch with Mcj«* Kenzie. Mr. Johnson's record in tli||* past has been clean and free from bo# dictation and we have enough fait|| in him to believe that he will continue W W Shinny mi Hockty Sticks Skates and Skate Sharpening Sled*, Skit and Tekoggant 216 Broadway, Fargo, N. .y K s r:- vi" P. l' yumaaai At i: *1 .V-v/.