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will have the finest line of
Christmas Boxes in the City.
Every Keen Kutter Tool is hand sharpened and warranted.
Quality remains long after price is forgotten.
E=and Return
International Live Stock Exhibit
Chicago, Dec. 1-8,1906
Great Northern Railway
Dates of Sale Dec. 1-2.3.4-3. Final
Mineral Water
Gives an added daintiness to wine*
and liquors.
Splits 10 cts.
For Sale Everywhere
Dec. 10. 1006. Tbra lour 1st Sleepers to Chicago
on "Orieotal Limited" every day.
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Barbadoes Black Has Nevei
Had an Equal in the
(By James J. Corbett)
You hear a lot of talk about the
greatness of Joe Gans and the Utile
chance any of the present-day light
weights have against him. Joo la
about all his friends claim him to be,
but when they talk about him being
the biggest little man the work! has
ever seen they are off the wire.
Joe Walcott In his day was the
gieatest lighting machine for his &izo
this or any other country ever saw.
He had no limit to his ability.
The Barbadoes black was a haril
man to get to train, but when he got
down to work and put himself In
shape for a battle he came pretty
close being a winner with any of the
big pugilists except the man who held
the titte, and I shall never forget the
day that Tom O'Rourke wanted to
match him against me.
O'Rourke had come to believe that
Walcott was unbeatable when in
shape. He disposed of Australian
Jimmy Ryan, Mysterious Billy Smith.
Australian Billy Edwards and Dan
Creedon in quick succession.
Then O'Rourke succeeded In get
ting on a match with Joe Choynskl.
For five years Walcott had been after
him, but could never get him into a
match. Here was virtually a light
weight hitching up with a heavy
weight. What would be the outcome?
The betting was at odds of 6 to 1
on Choynski, and even Choynskl told
his friends that it was a shame to take
the money.
The night of the fight arrived and
the big house 'that was expected never
materialized. The people all thought
that Walcott didn't have a chance.
Choynski when he saw the crowd de
manded his 75 per cent of the receipts
before going on.
With big John L. Sullivan In 'back
of him and a lot of other friends,
Choynskl entered the ring as con
fident as a bull terrier.
Walcott was prepared and coachel
especially for Choynski, and no soon
er did the bell ring than Walcott was
after him like a shot. Oh me, oh my!
At the end of seven rounds Choyn
ski resembled a piece of steak after
It had made its way through a sausage
machine. The referee took mercy on
him and stopped the affair.
Walcott admitted after the fight
that he had never been in such excel
tent condition before In his life.
Ulysses Grant McGlynn, who, after
finishing the season as the star twlrler I
on the York team of the Trl State
league, played with the St. Louis Na
tionals, has donned police uniform In
New York.
McGlynn has been assigned to the
district of the twelfth ward as a night
patrolman.. Mayor McCall, who ap
pointed the baseball star to a place
on the force administered the oath of
office to him at the City hall at 8
o'clock yesterday morning.
McGlynn said after having been
sworn in: "I think I will like this bus
iness of being a cop. No, I don't think
I will go back to the diamond again.
I have had enough of it, and I don't
want to make the mistake of staying
In the baseball* profession until I am
a dead one and have to get out. Mc
Glynn's pay as a night patrolman is
$60 a month.
If nothing interefere with plans
made by Connie Mack the giants and
Athletics will clash in a series of five
exhibition games in New Orleans in
the latter part of next March. The
New York team, provided California
is eventually selected as a training
place, will return over the Southern
route, playing a few games in Texas
before striking New Orleans. Despite
the fact that neither the giants nor
the Athletics will' be at their best at
the time the teams meet, there will be
a lot of Interest In the series, which
unquestionably will be the feature of
the spring training season.
Report comes from Dublin that Ire
land Is to be Americanized next year
by the Introduction of base ball. The
young athletes of the old sod have
been looking for a pastime that will
help them cultivate their muscles and
stamina during the summer months,
and baseball is their choice. The sug
gestion was made by Richard Burke,
a wealthy San Francisco man, who
has settled at Nenagii In the County
Tipperany, where he has done much to
encourage sport in various forms in the
south of Ireland. It was a cinch the
Irish would beat the Dutch in taking
up the great American game.
Turf Notes
After a season of wonderful per
formances on the northern harness
•turf, Dan Patch, the greatest of mod
ern pacers, Is electrifying southern
followers of the sport by some remark
able work on the trackB south of the
Mason and Dixon line. The great
stallion has been smashing records so
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long that turf critics are beginning
to wonder when and where he will
stop. Year after year the great brown
horse comes out and instead of going
back to his performances he reels
off miles and half miles on good tracks
and bad In a manner that Is little short
of marvelous.
His best performance of the year
was his remarkable mile at the Ham
line track, where he ate up the distance
in 1:55. While he had paced several
record breaking miles before the Ham
line meeting, he seemd to grow better
after the setting- of this latter mark,
and there were few tracks that he pac
ed on in the north that he did not
shatter their records. Now his efforts
are confined to the south, where, des
pite rain and poor tracks, he continues
to startle the southern gentry in the
same reckless manner that he did In
the north. His first stunt was to pace
a mile over a slow half mile track
at Port Worth ,Tex„ in 2:02%. This
was truly a wonderful mile, and the
mark will probably stand for years
to come as the fastest ever paced In
Texas unless he breaks it himself. His
next performance of note was at Bir
mingham, Ala., where he paced a mile
In 1:59% on a track which was like
a sponge from the constant rainfall.
This mile was one of the best he ever
paced when all the conditions are con
sidered. His owner wll take the won
derful stallion all over the south, and
many more astonishing records will
be heard before the horse is put in
winter quarters.
Airantra's Death Deplored.
The recent death of the great sire
Alcantra, 2:23 at Loveland, Ohio, re
moves one of the grandest horses In
the harness horse world. Aleantra
was a great race horse, a great sire,
and founder of a family that Is breed
ing on and on, his daughters having
produced some of our greatest race
horses, while his sons are siring
equally as fast and game race horses.
Alcantra was foaled In the year 1876
and was at the time of his death over
thirty years old, a remarkable age. He
left over eight hundred direct des
cendants with standard records of
1:5994 to 2:30, another remarkable
fact. As a race horse he started but
six times, but lowered the world's
record for a four-year-old stallion
trotter and was considered one of the
most promising trotters that wore
harness. However, he went lame, was
•sold for $10,000 and began his studd
career, which made him one of the
greatest progenitors the light harness
turf has ever known. In 1889 Alcantra
was sold for the Immense sum of|75,
000, but falling into hands which did
not advertise him, went through sev
eral sales to finally become the prop
erty of E. W. Conant six years ago, for
$600, and at Loveland he has spent his
declining years. As a sire Alcantra
ranks sixth greatest, 168 of his sons
and daughters having secured standard
records. His fastest was the pacing
stallion Sir Alcantra, 2:05%, undoubt
edly close to a two minute racer with
professional training and good care.
Many New 2:13 Trotters.
"The list of new 2:10 trotters is a
long one, and it now stands at thirty,
and may reach beyond that figure when
the reports from the southern metings
are given out.
Six stallions trotted in 2:10 or better
this year as follows: Lord Roberts,
2:07% Guy Axworthy, (4), 2:08%
Alton, 2:09% Solan Grattan, 2:09%
Coronada, 2:09% and Gulgalle's
Directum, (4), 2:09%, and as a whole
they are all fine types of the great
American troter.
There Is no doubt of the fact, the
trotter is going forward, and breeding
on, and increasing in numbers as the
years go by.
Remarkable as the statement may
seem, it Is a fact that the trotter Is
gradually Increasing in numbers. At
first glance this may seem unreason
able, but I am willing to go on record
with the prediction that the next year
book will show that more trotters than
pacers took part in races during 1906.
As a straw showing this Increase In
the trotters, it has been noted that 147
trotters took part in the races at the
Lexington races on the program, and
fourteen pacing races, but eliminating
four of the trotting races It still shows
a larger number of trotters than
Injured by Bad Handling.
Good horses are sometimes per
manently disabled by the action of the
care'.ess or "tco wise" grooms. During
the Lexington meeting the great trottei
Ashland Dorf, 2:14%, was almost klll
ed by the actions of a drunken "swipe
Wes Tout, his trainer, had left the
groom with instructions to jog him
for exercise, but the "swipe" filled up
on bad whiskey and after.joging the
horse for a while went temporarily
insane and drove the hose for miles as
hard as he could trot. Fnally horse
men stretched a rope across the track
and stopped the pair, the only means
of doing it. It was found that the
trotter was so badly abused that he
would be unable to race again this
year. Ashland Dorf is one of the best
trotters before the public now, al
though his record would not seem to
indicate it. He trotted a mile in a
race over the Lima (O.), half mile
track In July to his record, and could
step much faster, and was generally
conceded by horsemen to be of grand
circuit caliber. Ho was taken sick
shortly after, and came near dying,
and was just rounding too when his
groom ruined his chance of racing the
remainder of the year.
Columbus, O., Dec. 4.—The Ohio
State Dental society began its forty
first annua] convention In Columbus
today, with headquarters at the Great
Southern' hotel. Leading dentists
throughout the state are taking part
in the convention, which will be in
seasfon three days.
It Was Invented by Dr. James
Waismith Nineteen Years
Ago in Massachusetts.
Basketball, Invented by Dr. James
Waismith, and first played by the train
ing school team of the Springfield
(Mass.) Y. M. C. A. in 1891, has long
since passed the stage in which it was
met with jeers and laughter, and has
successfully tilled the inventor's idea
in working out the sport—that of fill
ing out the gap which came in ath
letics between the fall foootball season
and the spring baseball season, and
now stands as one of the recognized
sports played by the M. C. A.'s,
universities, schools and athletic dubs,
and I think can be said to be the best
winter sport now In existence.
The game has undergone radical
changes, and only the fundamental
principles of the game played by the
Springfield team remain. The contest
as it was first played required nine
men on a side—three centers, three
forwards and three backs—and these
rules were kept in force for the first
four years the game was in existence,
when the number of players on aside
was cut to seven, dropping the for
ward and the guard, and two years
later. In 1897. the team was cut to
five men, two forwards, one center and
two guards, the "feeding" center being
The game as it was played even as
late as 1S97, was simply a harum
scarum scramble, with little or no
team work each man played the ball
when and where he pleased, and It
was not until the advent of the pro
fessional coach, which was about in
1900, that the game was reduced to
the scientific basis It now holds.
The game as it is played now, first
began to develop in 1897, when the
number of men was cut to five, and
some idea of team work began to take
hold of the players. In 1900 the pro
fessional coach made his appearance,
bringing with him signals and team
play, and the game began to shape
itself Into a scientific contest, Instead
of a mere jumble of players. The men
were assigned to regular positions and
had their regular duties to perforu
passing was made Into some order, and
goat shooting was developed to a high
degree. Then the rules of the game
were put into a more definite form,
and die present form of the game grad
ually began to shape itself. The middle
west, although much later in taking
up the same, has developed It to a
much higher degree than In the east,
and the contests played here are much
freer from roughness and hard playing
and team work than the ones in the
east, either in the colleges of the T. M.
C. A.
Hare Fine Team.
The boys' basket ball team of Val
ley City Normal school is getting down
to hard work and have a materia! for
a good team, although It Is a little
early in the season to do much prophe
sying. The girls have an excellent
team and have been at work long
enough to feel assured that they will
iflay championship hall. The boys
have about 25 men out for work each
lay but the following men will prob
ably be the successful candidates for
the team. Guards, Whipple, Cross,
Anderson and McFarland center,
Hofos forwards, Pickett and Cox.
There are but two men missing from
the old team, Frldd and Olsgard.
AwtdaM Preaa Tke Erariv Tins.
Little Rock, Ark., Dec. 4.—The ex
ecution of Lum Duckworth, a negro,
takes place at the town of Hamburg,
this state today The crime of which-,
he was convicted was the murder of
Deputy Sheriff Thomas Howie, of Ash
ley county, Jan. 6, 1905. Duckworth
was a tenant of Howie's, and as Howie
was riding away from -the farm one
day he fired five shots into Howie's
back. The negro fled to Texas, where
he was captured several months later
and brought back for trial.
A—Hated Press Tfte Bvealas Ttaea.
Farmington, Me., Dec. 4.—Tha state
dairy conference, under the auspices
of the Maine Dairymen's association
and the department of agriculture,
opens in Music hall this evening and
judging from the number of visitors
and the attractive programme arrang
ed the meeting will be one of the
most successful of its kind ever held
in Maine. Dairy experts from New
York and Massachusetts will address
the meeting in addition to prominent
members of the association. The ses
sions will continue until Friday.
My heart and hand another claimed,
His plea had come too late.
It's ever thus with people without
pluck and vim.
Take Rocky Mountain Tea don't get
left again.
9SE9SSSBES^S Grand Forks, N.
MISS FENSKA, 310 Kittson Ave.
The St Hilaire Retail Lbr. Co.
Cheaper than anybody else in the city. We
have them both sawed and in fonr feet lengths.
arnessis arness
If you are going to buy Pinery Harness, or any other
kind call and see us. We have the largest line in the
Northwest. Best and most up to date line to select from
at lowest market prices.
Blankets and robes in gross lots. Styles that are cor
rect and prices that artf right. Do- not purchase before
seeing our line. We will please you in prices and styles.
Opposite the Opera House.
Nick Schneeweis
Dealer In Saddlery, Harness, Horse Ma»Vfts
119 S. Third St.
Northern Pacific
Sleeping Car
Of sixteen aectioiis will leave
Winnipeg, Tuesday, Dec. 4, vih
Grafton, Grand Forks, Crooks
ton, Fargo and Northern Paci
fic main line points for Port
land, Ore., thence via Shasta
route to Los Angeles. No
change of cars. Northern Pa
cific Tourist cars can't be beat.
Call on Northern Pacific
Agents for reservations.
No. 34
Local Atfent, N. P. By.
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