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NEWS OF HE SPORT WORLD
BILLY GEMMELL RECALLS
SOME LIVELY BANGTAILS
Wants to See the "Sport of Kings*' Made Possible for the
Residents of Montana.
■ - - 1 -.
Hears From Friend of Boyhood Days, Who is 76 Years Old and
Wants to See Racing Revived in Missouri as Much as Billy
I
Harking back to the days when Jesse
fames held up the "gate" at the Kansas
City race track In the 70 s, William Gem
mell, a pioneer turfman of Butte and of
Montana, withheld disclosures regard*
Ing his age and brought to light memories
of bygone days which are not forgotten
by the old horsemen of Montana and
other states. News that fans are trying
to revive racing in Kansas with the book
makers left out was responsible for the
flood of memories
"Billy" Gem me 11 was reared In Missouri
and spent his boyhood in the vicinity of
Henry Avis' racing plant, and much of
the time was spent admiring and hand
ling some of the Avis string of runners
Horse* raised by Henry Avis, who is 76
years old. a resident of Kansas City anl
for 80 years owner of many famous bang
tails, are the
which In later years won promtnem
Montana when racing was supreme here.
Mr. Avis, In spite of his advance.! years.
It hoping to see the game revived in
Missouri as "Billy Is hoping for a re
turn of the sport In this state under the
pari -mutuel system.
According to Henry Avis the game is
qoming hack throughout the United
States and will receive the hacking of
fom* of the biggest men in the country
tutors of many horses
who spent a quarter "f a million dollars [
last year In buying English runners and
bringing them to the United States
"'Billy" Gerninell told of Avis' famous
mare Chiquita, w hich surprise l the east - !
®rn stake horses at Pimlico Sound In a
handicap and later on other big tracks, j
"Chiquita. sired by Imported Hurrah
the Ka
prominenc
FOUGHT TWO YEARS AGO FOR THE SUM OF
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and two weeks ago received $400 for his
•nd of a iKMit (s now u factor in light- j
weight circles and his demands will run
well Into four figures for future ring en
gagements
It took Willie Jackson less than three
minutes to hurdle into fame. '
ANNUAL MEETING OF
TENNIS ASSOCIATION
New York. Feb. 9 —Delegates from all j
parts of the country are here for th*- j
annual meeting of the United State-«
National l<awn Tennis association late ;
this afternoon. The conference le ex- j
pec ted to he one of the most important
la the history of the organisation.
The amateur status of the player who
deala In sporting goods supplies will he
discussed and possibly fixed at this meet
ing.
Other matter« Include proposed change*
la the rules, allowing expense* to play
ers competing In tournaments at a dis
tance from their homes, the separation
of the single« and double# championship
tournaments a;.d allotment of prominent
tourney dates.
THE BUTTE DAILY POST
POSTS YOU ON THE NEWS
Best Ice of the Season
—AT—
LAKE AVOCA RINK
TONIGHT
A. E. H. CLARK—Manager
toy winning from all contestants." Mr.
Geminell said.
Jesse James Kode in.
"One of the days when she was run
ning and thousands of persons were at
the Kansas City track, watching the gal
lopers. Jesse James rode Into town on a
horse, came up to the gate at the race
track, dismounted, walked into the ticket
office, tied up the ticket man. swept the
proceeds into a sack and rode out of
town before the ticket seller was dis
covered and turned loose.
"Chiquita was purchased by Henry
Avis in 1S73 from a Kansas rancher. She ,
won in every race she entered on the
brush circuits and it was suggested that '
she be sent east. j
"So horse in the west could touch i
Chiquita and it was decided to try her in
of the big eastern handicaps. She
first entered on the Pimlico track at
fialtimore and started making a fortune
for her owners, Henry Avis and William
Mulkey. the latter a former Kansas City
millionaire real estate owner Belmont
was the favorite in the Baltimore handi
cap and no one paid any attention to the
little western mare. She sold for Sin in
auctions that had Si 200 and $1,500 in
them.
Hard to Get Jockey.
Difficulty was had In getting a Jockey
for the w estern entry. Finally an Eng
lishrnan from the I>>rillard stables was
secured. Just before he rode out of the
paddock he asked for his instructions,
You Just sit on her and push the reins,'
Avis-told him, she ll do the rest.' 'And
how about position
rnan. 'Leave that
ked the English- j
r. too,* Avis told j
plenty of room In [
t pocket her she'll j
Unknown, picked as setup f<«r Johnny >
Dundee, this frail-looking youth in less
than one round accomplished what no!
other lightweight has been able to do—.
win over the sturdy Italian by a knock
out. j
Not since Young Corbett came out of
the west and sent Terry McGovern to \
the canvas for the count has there been '
FRECKLES AND HIS FRIENDS
THE BLIND NEVER LIE!
BY BLOS
Fine, thank you—.
SAY.MQ MEPP, WE
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get there.' A big fleU of the best known
horses In the country faced the flag that
day at Plmlfoo and Chlqulta looked
mighty trifling alongside some of them
But when the startar dropped his flag,
she shot out of the bunch like a streak
of greased lightning, and they never
touched her flanks all the way around.
She niai le another killing In the Fordham
Bay. Brighton Beach, Long Branch,
Gravesend. Hawthorne, Garfield. Cote
Brilliant and New Orleans. Chlqulta died (
on the Brush Creek farm near Kansas
City ufter living to a ripe old equine age
and giving to the world a long string of
sons and daughters and granddaughters
and grandsons, all of which made their
mark.
"Avis and Mulkey followed the track
for 30 years and made money, but the
only time they bet was when Chlqulta
started the first time at Pimlico.
some of Chlqulta's descendants, and
raced them In the old days, and say.
Buddy,' those were the good old days
out here. too. Think It ain't?"
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The Good Old Days.
"Among the horses out of Chlqulta
which will be remembered by old-time
Montanans are Fusillade. John Baker,
Joe Howell and Premier. The latter was
named Susy Craig In Missouri, but
changed when she arrived In the west.
The Ryan Brothers of Miles City owned
MISSOULA ATHLETICS
WANT GAME IN BUTTE
A basketball game between the Mis
soula Athletic dub. one of the fastest
Independent teams of the state, und the
Y. M. A. squad of Butte, will probably
be arranged for Feb. 20. The local squad
has Issued a challenge to any amateur
team of the state and a letter has
cently teen received from the manage
ment of the Missoula club asking for
game In Butte. The team is composed of
former varsity stars who are anxious to
meet a Butte aggregation.
On the squad are Ricketts and Prescott,
two former forwards on the State uni
versity team, and Sheridan, center, all
three letter men The men are playing a
class of fast and snappy basketball and
Butte fans should not overlook the op
portunlty of seeing them play h ere.
such a sensation in ring circles as that
produced by the one-round victory of
the New York Hebrew.
And lor those who would discount the
victory by the lucky punch theory there
Is this to remember:
For several years Johnny Dundee has
been fighting the best of the feather
weights and lightweights, and In that
DECIDE DITES FOR
Elimination Basketball Tour
ney Slated for Helena on
March 1, 2 and 3.
Tha mining district tournament
which six high school basketball teams
will compete will be held in Helena March
1, 3 and 8, according to the Invitation*
received from Helena by Coach Cook or
the Butte high school. The competing
teams are Butte, Helena, Missoula, Dil
lon. Anaconda and Great Falls. The Elec
tric City has recently been added to the
mining district. Three teams will be
picked from the tournament by a process
of elimination to compete in the state
^•trÄ"i obfih,,d ' nBo "1l
Butte's chances to qualify for the state j
tournament look exceptionally bright. The j
Purple and White has defeated Dillon andiSS
Anacona» Ml«a»ulu is reported not to
have a strong team this year. Great 1
Fall* ha, loot Its first team beeauae
men played In a Y M. C. A. conteat In'—
Havre and the grief among the basket- i
ball fans Is mournful to say the least. I
Springer, McBride. Holmesand Suhr have ,
been barred from participation In ath-j——
leticM because they have played Independ
ent ball. Helena looks like ths only
strong opponent and Coach Cook Is train
Ing his men to defeat the state chant- ;
For a while Butte had hopes of getting
the district tournament here but Physical
Director Thomas of Helena opposed the
suggestion and Issued Invitations for the
teams to.play in the capital city.
Butte will play tonight with the Gal-.——
latin county high school team in the gym
nasium, the game to be called at 8:15
o'clock. A dance will be held after the
game in honor of the visiting team- Butte
will probably line up as follows: Driscoll
and Ladto, forwards. Myers, center; Sul
livan and Zundel, guards.
time has assimilated numerous healthy
punches on hla jaw. The general result
was that Dundee came back and fought
all the harder.
He swapped punches with such husky
wallopers as "Willie Ritchie and Charley
White and Johnny
suffer.
Considering that, Jackson must have
something, Dundee, himself, admits that.
Dundee held no title. But he was the
Kiibane and did » ut
best man in the country at 138 pounds,
and was so dangerous that Freddie Welsh---
could never consent to meet him over a
long routs.
For that reason Jackson must be given
serious consideration, until he proves
that he was a flash in the pan.
Who is this Jackson anyway? Well,
his everyday name Is Oscar Tobler, of
Jewish parentage, and he is not yet 20
years old. H« is a public school graduate
and used to be a basketball player and
an amateur baseball pitcher.
"I would rather be a good pitcher than
a great fighter,' he said after the Dundee
bout. "But I would never be successful.
I'm too small'
Jackson is tall and rangy and fights at
128 pounds without trouble.
His boxing career started a little over
two years ago when he appeared at tho
Falrmount A. O., New York, and asked
to be put on for a preliminary. At that
time preliminary fighters were not paid,
hut were permitted to * sell tickets to
their friends and keep half. That's how
Jackson made In his first bout.
His early i»erformanceH were not^ par
ticularly successful. He was beaten by
Frankie Burns, but weighed 113 pounds
to Burns' 120. Later Johnny Kiibane
knocked him out.
In this Jackson's career somewhat re
sembles Young Corbett's. Corbett had
been knocked out by Benny Yanger and
a third rater named Dempsey before he
stepped McGovern.
Jackson right now is after Fred Welsh
and Fred's title, but Is not aching for a
match with Kiibane.
' Kiibane is the greatest fighter in the
world,' he confided. "Ï would rather
fight Welsh at 140 pounds than Kiibane
at 120."
DECIDING GAME WON
BY LOWELL AVENUE
IF YOU WISH TO
SAVE MONEY
On Up-to-Date Shoes and Hats, Do Not
FAIL TO ATTEND
THE BIG SALE
AT THE
TOGGERY
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g BOUCHER * Established 28 Years * BOUQHErI
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MEN'S OR YOUNG
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d»-| Q /I C for t»en's and
young men's
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$25.00 and $27.50.
OR YOUNCi
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j§! Men's Handkerchiefs
_ ~ white handkerchiefs,
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Suits and Overcoats Were Never Made—See Window Display
Men's
Hats
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=2 only .................. 5C
Men's Hosiery
5£ Black or tan hosiery, 25c
— quality reduced to, pair 15 C
_ Men's Garters
= That always sell for 25c a
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Men's soft style hats in all the
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$2.45
Men's Caps
II sizes ;
65c
Men's cloth caps, all sizes;
$1.25 values, for
only
Men's Underwear
Made of heavy wool, worth
$2.00 a garment, sale price
is on| y............$ 1.35
Sweater Coats
Men's fine sweater coats,
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Men's Suspenders
The 50c quality; made of
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Men's Golf Shirts
Latest styles, bought to sell
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29*31
West Park
29-31
West Park
championship over the quintet of Peoples'
church by defeating them 37 to 15. It
was the third and deciding game of a
series of three. The lineup:
Lowell—Smith and Rexroud, forwards;
Bole, center; Barker and Carlson, guards.
Peoples—Harrison and Hailes, forwards;
Morrison, center; Adams and Parker,
guards.
Y. M. A. TO MEET BOULDER.
The Y. M. A. basketball team which
has been practicing faithfully for the
past week will leave tomorrow afternoon
for Boulder to clash with the Deaf and
Dumb team. The local players practice
In the high school gymnasium and have
some veterans on the squad. Earl Genz
berger Is again manager and will probably
take tho following players on tomorrow's
trip: Mueller, center; Walters and Hul
grove, guards; Ashworth and Ballard,
forwards; Graham, Muisted, Davis and
Barger, substitutes.
I The Place to Play
I The Marquette
1 Æ 2nd Floor
Thomas Blk
41 West Park
Street, Butte
Catering to Men
Who Appreciate
First-Class Equip
ment and Service
I Billiards and Bowling
CAUSE FOR ALARM.
"I think the baby has your hair,
ma'am," said the new nurse, looking
pleasantly at her mistress.
"Gracious!" exclaimed the lady, glan
cing up from the novel. "Run into the
nursery and take it away from her. She
will ruin It."
Col Down Your Clotfci»« Bil L
Using Allen A Dsrnell 0M
Prlce Sale.
ALLEN & DARNELL
207 Ea«t Park.

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