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«qr gTATE NEWS J&AB FORUM.
NEW TRACK RECORDS
Was a Great Year for 8ensational
Work on the Cinder Path by
lWMytfrS dash—J. A. Rector, Uni
versity of Virgihia—*.09 3-6.
800-meter run—M. W. Sheppard,
Irish-American A. C.—1:62 4-5.
1,500 meter rjin—M. W. Sheppard,
Irish-American A. C.—4:03 2-5.
110- meter hurdle—Forest Smithson,
Multnomah A. C.—0:16.
130-yard hurdle—A. B. Shaw, Dart
mouth-"-©: 15 1-5.
Two-mile run—M. P.
cury A. C.—9:28 2-6.,.,
Five-mile run—T. J. Collins, Irish
American A. C.—25:10 2-6.
Pole vault—W. R. Dtc.y, Yale—12
ft., 8H In..
Broad jump—F. BU Iroftt, Jhlcago
A. C.—24 ft., 6% in.
Dlrcus (Greek)—M. Sheridan, Irish
American A. C.—124 ft., 8 in.
Shot put (12-pound)—Ralph Rose,
Olympic A. 57 ft., 3 in.
Shot put (66-pound, for height)—P.
McDonald, l£ifth-AmericM -»r- J&' -ft-,
Not slncre fhe t'ays of Wefera, Orton
and Kraenzein has America had such
a galaxy of high class athletes and
world beaters as those who upheld the
stars and stripes on track and flOd
this year. Records which have stood
unassailed for years went by the board
and more new marks were established
than in any previous year. The list of
new names inscribed in the athletic
roll of honor speaks well for the rapid
development of the American runner,
jumper and weight thrower. Nineteen
hundred and eight will go down In
athletic annals as one lo-g to be re
membered for the high standard set
by the representatives of this country.
Considering the Olympic champion
ships alone, in which Uncle Sam's
sons demonstrated their prowess by
establishing ten new Olympic records
and four world's marks it was a re
markable year. Pitted against the
cream of te world and wit luck all
against them, they battled gloriously
to a wonderful victory. Long aftef the
ill feeling arising from this meeting
has been forgotten, the sterling per
formances of America's sturdy ath
letes wiji be remembered!
Bui after they had been welcomed
home as heroes of the Olympic meet
ing, they did not put aside their run
ning clothes and spiked shoes and
rest on their Jaqrels. Instead, they
went out hunting for more, honors,
for their appetites had ..been whetted
by their triumphs abroad, and as a
result old Father Time was led a mer
ry chase all through the fall, and he
din't get a chance for a "breather"
until after the national championships
in Iladison Square Garden a couple of
weeks ago. When those gameB ended
he was "all In" and wabbling badly.
Leader Hi-rd to Pick.
It is a difficult task to pick out one
athlete and pay that his was the best
work of the year. But of all the fine
performances, probably those of Mel
vin W. Sheppard of the Irish-Ameri
can Athletic club, wlner of the 800 and
1,500 meter races at the Olympic
championsips, in both of which he es
tablished world's records, as well as
defeating England's crack middle dis
tance runners, were the greatest. His
records of 1 minute 62 4-5 seconds for
800 meters, and 4 minutes 8 4-5 sec
onds for the 1,500 meters are grand
achievements, and it may be years
before these marks are lowered. All
through the year he has run consis
tently, experiencing few defeats. Ho
has no .peer In middle distance run
Another member of the Irish-Ameri
can Athletic club must be placed high
on the honor roll, but his triumphs
wore in another branch of athletics.
What Mel Sheppard was to the middle
distance running Martin Sheridan was
to the field events. It fell to his lot
to beat the Greeks at their own game,
and his throw of 124 feet, 8 inches,
with the discus (Greek style) was the
In selecting George Meyer, jr., as
president of the Tmrnamefit company,
the Pittsburg bowlers conferred an
honor upon one who was eminently
fitted for the position. Mr. Meyer Is In
Pittsburg to the bowler what Garry
Herrman represents In Cincinnati.
Oarry certainly placed the queen city
on the bowling map, and George Meyer
will do the same for Pittsburg. "Cin
natl Is my hope," says Mr. Meyer,
and It Is apparent that Cincinnati Is
the spot where bowling promoters are
brought up. About twenty ftv® years
greatest the world has yet seen. Part
of the year he had been handicapped
by injuries, but still he has been able
to win his full share of honor and
It would be almost safe to trust the
reputation of America in the hands of
a team made up alone of the athletes
of the Irish-American Athletic club.
No athletic organization in the world
has ever collected such a versatile and
high class team
the Winged Fist club. It is natural,
therefore, that the majority of the
year's records were made by members*
of this club. No athletic meeting of
consequence is held no .adays without
the Irish club carrying away the lion's
share of the prizes, and incidentally
establishing new marks for future
champions to strive to better.
World Record Heave.
P. McDonald of the Irish club waited
until the national indoor champion
ships before he made his world record
heave with the fifty-six pound weight
of 16 feet, inch. It was a great ex
hibition of strength and skill, for
James S. Mitchell, the record holder
for years and a powerfully built man,
fell far short of it, giant though he
is." The weight throwers were all in
fine fettle, as attested by the throw of.
170 feet 4% Inches by John Flanna
gan in the Olympic games under try
ing conditions another throw of 179
feet 3% inoJies at Celtic park Aug.
30 the world's record put by Ralph
Rose of the Olympic Athletic club, of
57 feet 3 inches for the twelve-pound
shot at Celtic park Aug. 29, and nu
merous other record tossers.
There was a remarkably fine field of
hurdlers at work over the sticks and
to A, B. Shaw, formerly of Dartmouth
and now of the Chicago Athletic club,
goes the honor of establishing a new
record of 15 1:5 seconds for the 120
yard hurdle race. Johnny Garrsls of
Michigan and Forrest Smithson of the
Multnomah Athletic club ran close to
the record on several occasions. This
trio of high hurdlers cannot be equaled
by any other country. Shaw, Garrels
and J. J. Eller of the Irish-American
Athletic club are in a class by them
selves over the low sticks. Eller is
probably the best man in competition
he is rarely hard pressed in the 2S9*
Reotor Stands Out.
With the exception of Jimmy Rector
of the University of Virginia, who is
credited with runlng the 100 yards in
9 '3-5 seconds, the sprinters were not
up to the American standard. Nat
Cartmell of Pennsylvania won both
sprints in the intercollegiate games for
the third successive year, but he was
not in condition, for ,the Olympic
games. Some of the athletic club
sprinters are developing rapidly, artd
it is probable that the record will be
iequaled In 1909.
i America is making the greatest
strides in long-distanee running, the
best performances of the year being
tat of 25 minutes 19 2-6 seconds, made
by T. J. Collins, of te Irish-American
Athletic club In the five-mile race at
the national indoor championships.
This is a new American record, and
compares favorably with 25 minutes
11 2-5 seconds, the time made In the
Olympic games for the distance. An
other sterling exhibition was that giv
en by M. P. Driscoll of the Mercury
Athletic club, who ran two miles in
the same games in which Collins com
peted, covering the distance ig min
utes 28 2-6 seconds.
III. Health Is More Expensive Than I
j' Any Curo.
I This country Is now filled with peo
ple who migrate .-.cross the continent
in all directions seeking that which
gold cannot buy. Nlne-tonths of them
are suffering from throat and lung
trouble or chronic catarrh resulting
from neglected colds, and spending
i fortunes vainly trying to regain lost
healt'i. Could every sufferer but undo
"I the past r.nd cure that first neglected
cold, all this sorrow, pain, anxiety
and expense could have been avoided.
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy is
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always be depended upon. Use it and
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Head of International Bowling Tournament
and the Duquesne Garden Where it Will Be Held
George Hteyer» jr., president or the Pittsburg Bowling Tournament association, and the DuqiiOene garden in PttflK*'
burq where the next International tournament takes ^laee.
ago Mr. Meyer come to Pittsburg from
Cincinnati and hae seen the iron city
grow from a town to a metropolis. It
is his aim to outdo Cincinnati, and
from what people say who know the
"genial George," Pittsburg will make
Garry Hermann and his beer city boys
look to their laurels as entertainers
and promoters of tournament*. Mr.
Meyer does not hesitate to say the
ninth International tournament of the
American Bowling congress will be the
biggest and best ever. At Cincinnati
last year they had 362 five-men teams,
while Pittsburg looks for 450 five-men
teams, and general interest and enthu-
,THEFAJiGO FQRtJM AKI DfATT.Y HE PUBLICAN WEDNESDAY JKVENI Mr -DEC EM BKK 30*100*.
A BIG FIGHT TONIGHT
Barry and Kaufman to Deoido Whloh
Is the Bettor Man at Los
Los Angeles, Dec. 30.—Jim Jeffries
is all ready to touch the match to his
big heavyweight battle between Al
Kaufman and Jim Barry at Vornon
tonight. His being the first 45
round ring event ever scheduled in
Southern California, and the two prin
cipals being considered two of the best
heavyweights In America, has created
a large amount of interest in the bat
The betting is of a lop-sided char
acter. The Los Angeles sports gen
teTally like Kaufman's chances and
have made the big San Francisco
boxer a heavy favorite.
In the matter of condition there Is
little to choose between the two
sturdy battlers. The writer has visiteed
both men in their camps and found
them fit and ready.
Both men spent yesterday quietly,
Kaufman for the most part lounging
around his cottage at Venice. The
big fellow donned the training togs
at 6:15 and Umbered up with the
punching bag and pulleys.
Barry came into the citjr at noon
and made a bet- of 1500 ott
getting 2 to 1 for his money.
KflLLER IN IMLI6HT
Seattle Doctor's Offer to fight t(w
Winner of Tonight's Battle Gets
It didn't take Jim Jeffries very long
to snap up the offer of Dr. Roller and
the Seattle physician-wrestler-boxer
Is booked to meet the winner of the
Barr-Kaufman battle. The date has
been named as Jan. 26 and fans
throughout the country will watch
eagerly to see whether this westerner
is really a comer in the prize ring
game. JefTries appreciated that Roller
would be a fine card, and whether he
can fight or not, his first appearance
in the professional ring will be to a
packed house. Roller, himself, was not
less slow that the promoters in cinch
ing the match, for the wrestler posted
his $1,000 forfeit money almost as
quickly as the detrtarid came from Los
With Roller, howere, it may be dif
ferent, for he has not been In the
wrestling game very long, although he
has long been considered the bst all
around athlete on the Pacific coast.
Roller paid about as much attention
to boxing as he did to wrestling in his
amateur days and his short year or
two on the professional mat may not
have injured his chances for ring hon
ors. Promoters generally will pray for
his success against the winner of the
fight tonight, for good heavyweights
are scarce right now. If Roller should
really develop into a first class fighter
he would make a fortune quickly, for
he would be the only logical white
man in the country to meet Jack John
son for the latter's recently acquired
title. ,. ..
Roller surelyjs going lnto tfeu
match blindly and he must 'figure that
he has a good chance of winning. He
siasm which has been displayed bears
out the prediction. The brunt of the
tournament work rests on Mr. layer's
shoulders, and that In Itself guaran
The Duquesne garden is situated In
the best residence district of Pittsburg,
about twenty minutes' ride on twelve
street car lines which pass within two
blocks or directly by the gardeiPfrom
the down town district. It is, in fact,
the auditorium of Greater Pittsburg
and is used for such purposes as con
ventions, receptions, automobile shows,
Uorse shows and other meetings of this i him
w v ,-r ...
V •, i i,
ddes not need money
Very few wrestlers have made good
ih the squared circle and Roller's
debut will be watched with much mis
givings by many of his long distance
friends, who know, nothing of his abil
ity with the mitts. ,For some reason
or other the muscles developed in
wrestling are practically useless in
baxing and many a giant of the mat
has appreciated this fact only when
outclassed by some lighter but more
clever and experienced boxer. Gotch
tried it and failed and the champion
found that he became muscle bound
when trying to deliver punches In
badly that h*
i would go In for a loser's md, while* ht
has seen enough oottft rights to Kno\t
the calibre of the two men who art)
i to fight at Los Angelas tonight. Kauf
mann is a fairly clever heavywelth,
I who is being groomed by Delaney tor
the championship, while Barry it a
rough and tumble scrapper, who can
take any amount of punishment Of
the two Roller would probably prefer
to meet Kauffmann, for Roller la a
clevcer boxer and would naturally like
a man of hi# own style. An a draw
ing card Roller Is one of the best ad
vertised men In the country and here's
hoping that he is successful fn his first
Chicago, Dec. 30.—Magnates of the
American association held their an
nual meeting at the Auditorium Annex
As announced beforehand nothing
but routine business transpired.
About the first thing the magnates
did in the regular session was to give
President O'Brien's salary a boost to
$7,500 a year.
Mike E. Cantlllion was re-elected
vice president of the organization.
President O'Brien was appointed a
committee of one to frame a playing
schedule for 1909. It has not been de
cided whether the season will open
April 14 or 21 and in the east or in
the west. These matter^ will be voted
on at the Cincinnati meeting.
1909 Sporting Annual,
T. S. Andrews of Milwaukee, -Wis.,
sporting editor of The Evening Wis
consin, has published his 1909 Sport
ing Annual Record Book, containing
records of all the noted flghters( trot
ting, pacing, running, bowling, athletic,
baseball, automobile, etc. The book
contains many fine illustrations of the
world's prominent fighters, and all the
up-to-date records. It is now the
leading sporting annual of the country.
Copies can be had for 12 cents by ad
dressing the publisher.
Dec. 30.—Tommy Burns,
who was defeated at Sydney on "box
ing Day" by Jack Johnson for the
heavyweight pugilistic championship
has cabled a London sporting paper a.s
follows: "Johnson's seconds influ
enced the police in stopping the con
test. I was strong and always had a
chance, as Johnson was tiring. The
pictures will show everything:. I am
willing to fight Johnson again and can
-r '"'•J6a8y for Driscoll.
,' Mass.. Dec. 30.—Jim Tr1S
coll, the English featherweight, kept
up his winning career by beating Matty/
Baldwin of Charlestown, in their bout
at the »rmory Athletic association last
night, getting the decision at the end
Fitr Sends Challenge.
Sydney, Dec. 30.—"Bob" Fitzsimmons
former heavyweight champion of the
world and Jack "Twin" Sullivan have
issued challenges to Jack Johnson the
conqueror of Tommy Burns, for a fight
.XotV.Uie heavyweight title.
llrs, M. McRaney, Prentiss, Mies.,
writes: "1 was confined to rr.y bed
for three months witli kldjney and
bidder trouble, and was treated by
t- o physicians but failed to get relief.
No human tongue can tell he I suf
fered1, and I had given up hope of ever
getting well 'ntll began taking
Foley's Kidney Remc V. /tfter taking
two bottles I felt like a new person,
and feel it my duty to tell suffering
women what Foley's Kidney Remedy
di3 for me." H. Casselman.
The Forum doesn't make, blank
books or loose leaf ledger j|keets.
Knight Printing Co. doea.
FOLLOWED "ADAM OOP* AFTER
THEY TOOK UP WITH TH«
Kansas City, Dec. 30.—The four
Pratt children, survivors of the fight
between the police and the religious
fanatics, were in the juvenile court
late yesterday. Thomas M. Pratt, the
half brother of Louis Pratt, who fell
In the fight, offered to take the chil
dren and rear them. They were given
Into his custody.
"How do you account for the fact
that yo.ur half brothers, Louis and
John, both got this' peculiar religious
idea?" Judge M-cCune asked of
"I don't understand It. They were
both converted to Methodism about
ten years ago. After their conversion
they spent several weeks praying and
weeping. They then went from one
religious extreme to another."
"How did it happen that they both
had the same idea? John was in this
court and told me he was Adam God.
He said -I might think I saw him, but
I didn't, because he wasn't there. Now,
later. Louts appears with this same
Adam God Idea. Where did they
How He Was Converted.
don't know unless they got it
fh»m Sharp. I am younger than the
other boys. There was no insanity in
our family. Until this break came it
I was a family of which I was proud,
The children are bright and deserving,
I and I want to do something for them."
Mrs. Delia Pratt sat quietly in the
^'irtroom until the judge spoke to
"Mrs. Delia Pratt, where did you
live when your husband got this idea?"
"What preacher converted him tQ
"His brother, John Sharp.*
"Where did he get ltr
"When did you take up vttk the
"Three years ago."
"Were the children In atiStoaT Up to
the time you got this idea
"No, we were In a false worship
even before that. Holiness was our
belief then. It's a false worship, too."
"Did It teach you not to send your
children to school?"
"Yes, we understood that God would
Out to Find the Prophet.
"How do you feel about It now, Mrs.
"I feel that the children ought to be
"When did-you begin traveling wltli
"Just as soon as I was converted.
We set out to And the prophet, Adam
God. W« found hln* and traveled with
Converts who had money sup-
contd us. Also.
peooi* threw In
Sfc. Paul 8:00 •. m.
On yow next trip to Minneapolis, St. Paul and Eaat you
will do well to take advantage of the
New Sleeping Car
Ifta Great Northern Railway
One of our best standard sleeping cars will be hi Flip
Station ready to receive passengers
at .9:00 p. m. Leaves Fargo 10:50
•p.s m., arrives Minneapolis 7:25
J. L. RffffAN,
55 Broadway city Ticket Agtat
money. We never took up collec
Turning to the' children tlft judge
"Were you armed when your father
took you to the Worklngmen's mis
sion the day of the fight?"
Lena, the oldest girl, said she had a
revolver. She had learned to shoot
since last Christmas, she said.
"What were your instructions about
"Sharp told us not to shoot until he
shot, then for us to shoot."
How She Knows It Is False.
"Why should you, a little 12-year
old girl, desire to kill anyone?"
"I-thought if I killed anyone Ood
would fight for us. gharp revealed It
to us that we would not be Injured.
We thought it ail right to kill others
because they couldn't be saved, any
why did you want
one ,4 y
"Along that line I would probably
make It clearer by" saying that we
were taught that salvation would
come to the world after war and
bloodshed, and we thought we'd have
to start It."
The intelligence of this 12-year-old
girl caused much 4omment- She
spoke concisely to the point.
"How do you feel now, Lena, about
your religion?" Judge McCune asked.
"I feel It Is false."
Whore's John O'Conilapv
John O'Connor, whose home was in
Mohall, N. D., and who went to Dev
ils Lake In 1904, and Is supposed to
have been seen near Fargo in August
of same year, is wanted by his bro
ther. Height 5 feet 10 inches, blue
eyes, weight 180, black hair, compac
tion dark. Any information concern
ing same will be gratefully received
by James O'Connor, at Mohall, N. D.
Our tMwt monthly horse salvia Jan.
2. Bring in your horses and get the
cash. Sale commences at 10:30 sharp.
Washington House barn, Fargo Horse
Co. Saturday is the ig day.
IN FRISCO RAID
NEW POLICE CHIEF HEADS FORCE
San Francisco, Cal., Dec. 30.—One
hundred and sixty Chinese were taa^n
custody by the police during a
sudden raid on the various gambling
places of the Chinese quarter last
night. This is the largest capture
made In any raid of the last few years.
All prisoners were booked for vio
lating the anti-gambling ordinance.
The new chief of police, Jessr- Cook,
who is familiar with the Oriental
You May Choose For Yourself
For It Has Come To Be a Personal Problen
With Each Business MaiL
The "tuurd time*** are over.
They are not over for those peopla wbo are contest
save them continue.
Wttb the advent ot fall activities In bmlnm will
come to each merchant, to each man who Is conduct
ing a business, the opportunity to say a loii(| good-bye
ftp *hard times" or to cling to them a little longer.
I I s o e largely, a test of courage the making gf
tfcte choice. A test of advertising courage mainly.
The stronger business
How One Dootor BuooeeefvUy Tflaats
"In treating pneumonia," says Dr.
W. J. Smith, of Sanders, Ala., "the
only remedy I use for the lungs Is
Chamberlain's Cough ":letnedy. While,
of course, I would treat other symp
toms with diff«»r»-nt medicines, I have
used this remedy many times In my
medical practice and have yet felted
to find a case where It has not con
trolled the trouble.
as a matter of course and will proceed lo make
have used It
myself, as has also my wife for
coughs and colds repeatedly, and I
most willingly and cheerfully reoom
mend It as superior to any other cough
remedy to my knowledge." 7\r sale
by all dealers.
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We solicit the patrona** of t6om who wsat
the best and &re willing to pay for it.
References Y«s, any of oar patms
will choose good times
choice effective by a campaign of real advertising.
There will he better, bigger, more elfective advertis
ing done this Fall than ever before.
The afraid-merchant will wondtar "whan the
money is eonting from to pay the Mils." He will. In
some cases, deride that he mnst not "take the risk.**
That will be
DECISION fOE "HAMil TIMES" In
preierenc to "good tfnes," so far am he, personally, to
prosperity is now a personal questtoi",
Yours Is a personal question with yoiis ,
this is bofit true and important.
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