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THE OREGOX DAILY ' JOURNAL; PORTLAXD, FIUDAY EVENING, ': JAXTTAHY 2, 1 1903.
MX Elinor Ifands Him
t j.oo Por Oay
; a Package
GOOD YEAR FOR
Brilliant Work of George McMillan
Erings Victory to the
foil m m
Boxing Fraternity Sore at Erne for
His Unprofessional Ut
. - terances.
HEADQUARTERS FOR TOURISTS AMD COMMERCIAL TRAVELERS
Special rates made to families and single gentlemen. Tho manage
ment will be pleased at all times to show rooms and glva prices. . A
modern Turkish bath establishment In the hotel.
,Vw;! :;.'.'. . . h.c bowers, runajw.
Prospects of the- Pugilists Who
HoIdtChamploDshp' Titles." . . .
Champion Refuses to Accept Chal-
Ieage of "Pete" Everett;
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(By John A. Horan.)
, The Multnomah' football eleven defeated
tb Reliance aggregation yesterday by
the lone score of S to 0. The credit for
f!he victory is duo largely to George Mc
Millan, i v hose magnificent line bucking
resulted In a touchdown toward the close
ot the second half ' -V
The game Itself was-too slow totJje in
teresting ' It. took Ijp.iance almost a min
ute each time to get a play in motion.
It was aggravating for the spectators to
Hit and wait' for the Oakland sports to
do soiriethlng, and as soon as several
plays were tried, there was the usual
1U11 in proceedings, caused by "Pete"
Smith's men being badly winded. Three,
nr maybe four, consecutive plays were ail
that Itellance could execute without hav
ing time tailed In order to let her men
get a little wind.
,;it la ill well enough, providing a player
1 Injured or some dispute In rules pre
vail to have a delay, but if the members
Of tho Reliance Club' football eleven
think that they can come to Portland
and play stupid football and enjoy cig
arettes between th halves, tbey have
one more guess coming. Yesterday, dur
ing the Intermission, several member qf
the Rt-llunce team those who were so
frequenll.i laid out for want of breath
stood In full view of the grand stand and
If the story that was recently published in the Eugene Register, to the
effect that The Journal's account of its Multnomah-Oregon football game on
Christmas Day was unfairly written, is the reflection of the college senti
ment that prevails among the sports at the State University, then the
whole bunch of them must be "pikers" in the fullest and strictest gram
matical meaning of that endearing appellation. It is a serious tning for
some people to imagine that they know it all. And it is dangerous for a
person to attempt to write concerning football If he knows nothing about
it. The Registers criticism was funny, aye .laughable. It read as if it
were conceived, composed and written by am animated advertisement for
some Infant food industry. The ludicrous feature was that the "critic"
who made it. If his life depended upon It, could not distinguish between
football and ping pong. Brains are required lh order to understand Toot-,
ball". Why then should thnt critic" essay to- discuss pigskin philosophy?
It Is regrettable that the Eugene people, who love outdoor sports, do not
possess sporting spirit enough to allow them-to accept defeat gracefully
when It comes to them. Man's true spirit is displayed In tile hour of ad
versity. The Multnomah eleven nor any other athletic organisation does
not care to engage in contests with teams that cannot take a' defeat.
Some one must lose. The one plaice lrt the world that a person, would ex
pect to see fair play anil good natured spirit displayed Is at -a university.
It ts to he hoped that the Register's silly, Juvenile and poorly-written sport
ing gossip does hot in any manner reflect the Judgment r spirit of Ore
gon's State University students and friends.
puffed awny at clgurettes until play was
Vk-gun. That was the cause why the
play was so slow, uninteresting and lack
ing in proper dash and vim. Football en
thusiasts love to see the game played In
n,il of Its characteristic spirit and attend
ant excitement. But when players wil
fully disregard nil training rules, espe
cially on the very gridiron. It Is unjust,
unfair and unpardonable. Manager
'"Pete" Smith should study the training
rujes, and familiarize himself with the
little niceties of the game; and the
etiquette required on such occasions, so
that those under his supervision might
feel that they owe the public at least a
good share of respect.
There were several tiresome squabbles,
instituted by players whose sole desire
was to "butt" In on the slightest provo
cation on every possible- occasion. -Ref-r
eree Ralph Fisher of Stanford University
Officiated impartially, although annoyed
many times by the belligerent "ones."
The field was heavy and treacherous,
and Jielied materially to make the plays
Mow. There were several disastrous fum
bles, and one blocked punt that gave Re
liance their best opportunity to score,
but Multnomah held them solidly on the
five-yard line. After Multnemato secured
the ball on this occasion, her men worked
together .like a Macedonian phalanx and
pushed the ball the entire length of the
-Seld- tor .. score. vnnd victory.. Here; is
where McMillan did his star work. Time
and again he carried the ball outside of
Reliance's right tackle for great gains.
On they swept, for two, four and six
yard trains, until within 30 yards of the
goal. Reliance used every endeavor to
stop the advance, but the Arjltnomah
tribe had their war paint on and contin
ued the dance. The vicious bucks moved
the sphere 15 yards nearer, a smash at
center netted three, a tackle charge gain
ed five, and a mass performance on Mr.
Wilbur of 8tanford bowled over the en
tire right wing of the defense, and Mult
nomah was ready for scoring. McMillan
was again tried at right tackle, and, with
terrific bump, carried the entire line
with him over the goal.
' -The kickout, - f r ft try- at goal, felt
short, and the seor remained 5 to 0. A
few minutes later time was called with
the ball in the center of the field.
For Rel!a.nce,""McGee a Stanford freshman,-
and Dougherty, played the best
games. McQee did the punting for his
team, and would have done better if his
line had held more firmly. The center
passed poorly;- and upon one occasion
rolled the ball back for a punt.
Besides McMillan. Stott. Kerrigan, Cook
and Woodruff did line work Multno
mah's team work In the second half was
superior In every way to what It was on
The crowd was large and good-natured
and enjoyed fne contest, notwithstanding
the delays. Portland people appear to
understand football exceedingly well, for
whenever a good play was made they
were quick to respond with cheering., and
technical disputes- were as well under
stood In ihe grand stand as on the 'grid.'.'
No better looking audience ever assem
bled on Multnomah Held. The young la
dles were there In all their beauty a'hd
glory and expressed themselves as pleas
ed with the "Joust." According to pro
gram, the ruin held oft until Multnomah
scored her touchdown, and then the
heavens wept with Joy. Before the storm
It was pleasant and the shower did not
deter any one from attending. Yester
day's game closes the season In this
city, and the local players deserve credit
for the excellent allowing they have made
un the field.
Commissions on California Races
Accepted at Portland Club Cafe, 130 Fifth
street. Direct wires from tracks.,
4f lives Hscri!i'jl every year Pr. -Wood's
Vnrwav fine. i
nyrup cures nine cows
;ures big eoTds. too, down to the Very
?rg ei Qooavmctioo.
NotwiUutandiiyr .' 4hV icequent'' "fakV
fights that ars pulled off under the gu;
of good "manaaememV and the 'attendant
damag. ona fair fights when the"y n
deavor io box squarely and. honestly. H is
gratifying to learn, that pugilism stood 1ta
pwn during the past year, and that 'the
prospects, for . goQ4.iboaing .contest In
im a? ..decidedly '"bright,; ".
New. York expects to get into the game
again In 1903, as the bill for 10-round bouts
is expected to pass the Legislature. James
J. Jeffries still retains the heavyweight
championship of the world, having de
feated Hob Fltsstmmona at San Fran
cisco, Cal., on July 36. Fitxslmmons made
a gallant fight and up to the knockout
had the 'better of the contests punishing
Jeffrie's 'severely.. James J. Corbet t now
has a forfeit up to fight Jefllrlea.agaln
for the- title and a match nay be made
between -them. Corbett Mr sincere andv Is
entitled Aa a Bhow, as Jeffrie should- bs
bound to accept any bona-flde challenge
six months after a championship- battle.
Frank Krne, the former lightweight
chamglori;loRt his title, being defeated
by both Joe Gang and Jimmy Britt.(Oans
won from Erne in the first round at Fort
Erie, Ont:', on May 1J. Erne claimed It
was a chance blow, but whether that was
the case or jiot Gatis won Just the same.
It was not at the lightweight limit, how-
ever, 19C ringside being the weight. Erne
lost to Jimmy Britt at San Francisco, No
vember. 26, In seven rounds. It was a
clean-cut victory on the part of Brttt and
entitles him to the 'lightweight champion
ship. Young Corbett claims the ffather
Wetghlf.'iUlfe but be has no right to It
He Is ohamplon of the special class at 136
pounds, - and-no more. Terry, McGovern
belongs In the same class, aid so does
Benny Yanger, who could probably make
122 at 3 o'clock, but there Is a doubt about
even that. 'Abe Attell is really the feath
erweight champion teday, at least be
should share the honor -with Ben Jordan
of Kngland, as both can make the feath
erweight limit 122 pounds. Tommy Ryan
is the middleweight champion without a
doubt, as Kid McCoy has forfeited all
right to the title by refusing to fight
and Jack O'Brien has yet to meet and
defeat Ryan. Fltzslmmorig would right
fully have the title, but he has given
up the attempt to make matches at 158
pounds. The welterweights have been
somewhat mixed the past season, and
there Is really no legitimate claimant to
the title. Rube Ferns and Matty Mat
thews shared the honor, and they are
probably as good as any men at the
weight today. Harry Forbes has a clear
title to the bantamweight championship.
The next move In the boxing game is for
the managers of clubs to get together and
adopt a. new'.PAaJ of weights so as to
Include some of the special classes, such
as 1-6, 13a and 16 pounders.
JACK O'BRIEN WINS
Qaaker City Boxer Puts Al Weioig
Before the International Athletic Club
of Fort Krie. Canada, last night Jack
O'Brien of Philadelphia added another
victory to his; lengthy record by defeat
ing -Al Vnig of BulTalo, In the twelfth
round. O'Brien fought the fastest 12
rounds ever Been before the club, the
ex-cycling boxer belng'"completely un
able to avoid the clever Quaker City
lad s feinting and hitting.
Erne Is Annoying.
Frank Erne, the Buffalo ex-lfghtwelght
champion, who lost the title to Joe Gans
(colored), since his defeat by Jlmmjj3rltt
at San Francisco, has suddenly experi
enced a moral spasm against the good
-obi game of fisticuffs, arid advises "all
young men to keep out of It.", despite
the fact that he is credited with having
amassed something like $40,009 In ttie or
thodox way. The chances are 'thai -if
Krne had not followed boxing and at one
period attained a proficiency in the game,
he would still have been, a rubber In the
Turkish bath establishment from which
Big Day at Ingleside.
Six furlongs, ! selling-Botany won,
Florlnel second. Saintly third; time, 1:18.
Three furlongs., purse Precious Stone
won, Rowena second, Amerlta third;
time. 0:37. .
Six furlongs, selling Ned Dennis won,
Jim Hale second, Jarretticre d'Or third;
New Year's handicap, one mile and
an eighth, value 12.700 Corrlgan, 117
(Hansen). 5 to 1, won; Siddons. 107
(BullmanV 8 to 1. second; Lord Badge,
102 (Reedr. to 1. third; - time, 1:57.
Claude, Rio Shannon, Articulate and The
Fretter also ran. r
One" mile, selling Diderot won, IUo
wano second. Haaetmea ihltrd; time. 1:45.
Six and a half . furlongs, handicap.
Gavlota won.- Sylva Talbot second, Qold
BeU third; time, 1:33.
Interesting Gossip offfie
i iusy rans;
Nero; Lafgest Dog la the World,
, : . Has Passed to
Two recent arrivals are noted fi Ioel
baseball -circles William Goldmaft. frdm
Spokane, where he went to attend the
annual meeting ef ttfp' P?clftc;'N6f lowest
Baseball League, and Manager Jay An
;driw$ of the Spokane team for 18oa.
; Mr. Goldman has .doubts as' to the le
gality of the-recent 'meeting a Spokane,
and says that'Jaok 'Grim is scheduled to
manage the Northwest League team in
this city. He was much disgruntled over
treatment received at the meeting, and
claims that when he made his appearance
he was Informed that Portland did not
need any representative, and whatever
S6 y -
Champion Jsffriss, wbo was
was intended to be done in the premises
had been wrltteji Mr. Whittemore. "After
they let me in." Mr. Goldman says, "they
called the roll and the name of Portland
never once appeared In It, either: 1 don't
know yet who will be Lucas' manager in
Portland, but everybody says it will be
Jack Grim. He was in Spokane at the
time of the meeting. I Intend to have
my lawyer look Into the matter of the
Ignoring of my claim, and find out if they
can take away the franchise and the for
feit money both." Mr. Goldman added
that he has decided to get out of base
ball and watch the outcome of the pres
ent imbroglio at a respectful distance.
At a re-unlon dinner of the Automobile
Club of America recently held In New
York to celebrate the "reliability" run
from New York to Boston, a S5U1 stop
watch was presented to S. M. Butler, the
president of the club.
Xenophon de Blumenthal KalnmaUano,
the crack two-mile rnnner of the Univer
sity of Chicago track team, and teacher
of the Russian language, has proved him-.
self to be the champion long distance
pedestrian of the university. Kalatna-t
tlano has just returned to Chicago from
the lumber camps of Northern VVlSeonBin.
having walked all the way, a distance of
The demise of James E. Morse, an old
time amateur athlete of distinction, is
announced. He was 35 years of age, and
passed away at Albuquerque, N. M.
"King" DanJap Dead. "
Fred Dunlap, once the "king of second
basemen," (s dead. It was with the -champion
Detrolts in 18S7 that he made his
name a Ufe-4asttng memory among ball
players and followers of the game. In
many respects the Wolverines were; the
greatest lot of ball tossers ever seen on
a league diamond. Thy were made up of
Baldwin, Getzlin, Weldman and Twltch
elK, pitchers: Bennett, Ganzell and Briody,
catchers; B rout hers, first base; Dunlap,
second base; White, third base; Rtowe,
shortstop; Richardson, left field; Hanlon,
center Held, and Thompson, right field.
Dunlap did not play second base all of
the time, his place being fllled by Hardle
Richardson, but he was a star and com
manded a bis salary. When he retired
from the game be had money, but he
soon lost it, and at his death in Phila
delphia the other day he was penniless.
Bill Martin, the American cyclist, has
given up his hotel Interests at Melbourne,
and talks of putting up some records be
S.ind his motor cycle.
Ia a letter to a New York newspaper.
3, E. Vardy. of the Isle of Wight, says
i -y '
v j' yl f 'iS'Z
A large gathering u.ti"mbled last night
t Salt Lake City to witness the muchly
heralded '- advertise Jeffries-FiUslm-Inana
combination how. The attraction
failed', to. carry oui the advance notices
of fla press agent t) at Champion Jeffries
I would forfeit" $2(" t,i uny local boxer
that -would stand i -r.re him four rounds
Mexican Pete" iKwrett) accepted the
-cartel and was on iinnd , ready .to box.
Murh'to th disappointment of the large
gathering, on. hand. Jeffries refused to
meet Everett, and it was reported that
the champion 'was nut tn first-class con
ditfon and did not - are to risk a repeti
tion' of the affair with Munroe In Butte
ome two .weekti since, when the Penn-ylvnlaa.'ex-foiUaH
player not only
stayed the four rounds, but is said to
have nearly knocked the champion Dut.
"Mexican Pet.- (Kverett) Is -well
known on the"Pn. fflr Coast, and i not
looked upon, by fl-tl- critics even as a
good third-rater, Ik- having met defeat at
the hands of Jim Jeffords of Angels
Camp. Cal.now in the Kast, and many
that he has the original "eagle" from old
America which won the America's cup
half a century ao.
Mr. Vardy says that If the cup defend
er being built Is called the Eagle her own-
S . y s
roundly hisesdjlast night t
era would iL-'ibtless like to have the em
blt m, ami '" intimates that he would be
willing t n ive It used ns a figurehead
on the n- w 1-oaf
ih feat, d
gan Ih ;
i- 'inn (Torn Tracey's foster
i; ! Tom Flanagan, of the Treas-
;n his corner whelt he recently
Mill Doherty for the Australian
:l,i championship title. Flana
i nil-time Australian ling fol
.1 ;i warm, frteud of "Smiling"
y and Dan Creedon.
- championship was recently
the New York Manhattan
. the players being Hanham
the former playing a king's
nliig. At his twelfth move
ui a pawn, l-atet un Halpren
i hange, but he haJ to give
Chess "111 I
Hanh.'tni v. -won
up that iiclMtntage a few moves later.
After '74 nwvea Hanham won.
. Charles l- Zlmmer, the veteran Ohio
baseball player,' who Is best known to the
fans as "Chief." ' says that he will not
ouit the fust national sport until fail
ing lu.iiih or poor eyesight, or possible
Injury, piaied htm In such condition that
It would compel him to give up.
Nera Is Dead.
Nero, s.i id to have been the largest dog
In the norld, the property of Judge
Wayne l.'.iiley of Rutland. Vt.. is dead of
general d t.illty, at the age of 10 years.
He was a mastiff r half Engilnh am half
German, i nd because of his immense slxe
was widely known. The dog weighed 284
pounds and at the shoulder was 3S Inches
high. His measurement around the body
just b.ic k of. the forelegs was 51 Inches,
and around the neck IS inches. The fore
legs just bolow the body' measured 16 1-2
Inches In circumference, and from the
tip of the nose to the tip of the tail, just
half an inch short of t feet. The dog
was porchased by Judge Bailey when it
was S months old.
The Chehalls basket hall team was de
feated last night at the Oregon City
Ypung Men's Gymnasium by the Y. M.
C. A. team by a score of 34 to 12. The
visitors .were outplaced at every pornt.
The junior, basket ball game was more
closely contested and was won by the
Oregon City Y. M. C, A. team from the
Boys' Brigade team of Sunnyslde. The
score was 11 to 9.
The Rlekreal basket ball team and the
Salem Y. -M. C. A. met' yesterday at- the
latter city. th former winning by a
score of 14 to is.
Sporting news, Tracy ft Deraiy, 10 4th.
t v. y y
' Robert rf. Calhoun, a man-of-wariman'
attached; tv the receiving ship Columbia
reception and bedrooms. An6ther has m
at the Brooklyn Kavy Yard, is to muke
his debut as it . profeeslonal boxer- at Phil,
deipblatT FUtlu quidnuncs expect h wll
cut wide swath among his feather-
weight breihren.' . '
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; : Punched the Sailor.
' Billy Elmer, the actor-pugilist, and Tom
Sharkey recently; became Involved in a
dispute over the' hitter's awarding the
decision to Jenkins of.Clevelund in his
recent wrestling bout with Oeorge Both
ner at Grand Central Palace. New York,
fcliarkey is now spiirllng '4 discolored eye,
and , police Captaht . gantry says that
In rdflr-to avoid a. recurrenca iff anothot
sueh:M.,'iaafl; uot .penults any
more wrestling Ik-uis in his prcclnot. ,
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Ex-C1mplou James J. Corbett, re
cently"': Toldo. p., said:
"Peoi"l somehow got It into their
heads, that Jeffries could not. be knocked
doWln;4 'bHt 1 always maintained Unit he
could, d Jeffries' encounter with- a dub
Ua Jiulte, MiUit., shows, tluit Jeffries can
le noore4 or brought to bi knees hv a
bloV thw jSaYrfe as any other rtgfntr. Here
Jeffdea lias been parinling ii iiinl lnwn
the. country, calling hlnistif the world's
c)rapfou,--aml yevt ht-fws'lnt the ring
wirh a dub to get tunic jeasy money and
.gets knocked down Just as easily as any
other fighter. .
' "I will fight Jeffries any time nl'ler
the first of next-May, when my contract
expires with the Kmplrc Company. 1
will sign articles to tight Jeffries the lat-
;r part or May or the llrst of June. I
will agree to light him anywhen he may
b'name north, south, east or wist. I will
,oo oetier. 1 will give Jeffries a chance
to win the big end of the purse If he Is
o rM1iln lie enn defeat me. 1 will agree
that In 'rase Jf ffrtes signs rti les to tight
me. the.wnmer take 75 per cent, of the
Stakes., urwUl igree to fight bira on
thd bul Anat all the loser will receive
1 bis-training expenses." .
: .-' 'i ,
' ' -j From f jfrisco Land.
Jimmy Anthonf, the 12S-pound bexur,
who' is after, a d'ato with' "K'l(l'r Uroa'of or
any other prominent man in his division,
writes The Journal ns follows from Sun
nrUwty "Ate Att'eT 'inVa "Kl Hatilon
havu been match(d to lx rounds the
latter part, of the prv.-ieiit month, and
Harry Forbesof Chicago and Young Xeal
are lisied to meet In a return match on
the 1.1th Inst. .Billy LavUne of the Unkr
land Acme Club hua arranged a mutch
between the colored heavyweights, "Den
ver" Ed Martin and Jack Jnhngoti nf
I ,os Angeles, and they are to meet In a
l"-round contest on the Hth Inst. Billy
Madden t.Martln's manager) and Ous
Kuhlln-are due to arrive here from New
l'ork In jr day or so. Regards to Tom
Traeey ahd'all'the boys."
Louisville Tommy West, Barney Furey,
Cincinnati lightweight, and Jack
i'nhtn of Detroit, have arrived In I.ouln
lllc. West Is undi r the management of
II. I.. Smith, a spertlng writer of Bos
ton, ami Is matched to box (ins Bezenah
at Hartford City. Ind.. January 10. Ne
gotiations are on for a match between
West and Eddie Staunton al Oakland,
Cal., the latter part of February.
Jack Bennett of M Keesiirt. Pa., re
cently defeat ex "Cub" White in a six
round bout at Mifladelphlu. and Joe
Handler of Newark bested "Kid'' Stein
In the preliminary.
Prof. Jimmy Kelly, who 'has Andrew
Tokell. tlie Knglish bantam champion,
under his wing, has received a liberal
ofTer ta-meet"'T?am'"vVrlt S at Ran Fran
eiseo In February The offer came from
the YoSemite- Athletic Cub. and was
iremptly accepted by Kelly, who Im
mediately posted IMm us a forfeit. Those
ho have seen Tokell work In private
say that he has more than an even
rl-.a'ice iiEiitust Forbes, and predict that
th mill will really be a 'slasher. Kelly
says Tokell will train for the mill at a
place no; very far from San Francisco.
The weight will be 115 pounds.
Used His Feet.
At Sampler, Ore., December 20. Ed
Cuff of Spokane and Joe Cotton (colored)
met for the second time in a L'l-round
go. The affair wa-s pulled off DccembT
X at the Opera House, and when the
terminal round was reached Cuff, In a
moment of rage. Kicked his opponent
while down, whereupon the colored man
was awarded the decision. These ;iir
of worthies. it r.ow appears, left Salt
Lake City iwtic months Hln'i, and have
been "jobbing'" - en route. Two rattling
preliminaries preceded the digraceful linn I
event. The first, between Wilson and
black Demon, a six-round go. wan lively,
both men Knowing up well, and mixing
things freely. The second pieltminary.
between Rogtrs and Wiley, resulted in
the latter going down and out in the
third. They mixed thins furiously, but
Kogers was too long, calm and skilled
for his shorter opponent. -
The "Sid" Is Angry.
"Kid" McCoy, while sojourning at
French Lick Springs, Ind., said he In
tended instituting . leg l proceedings
against the New Yorker who recently
preferred a complaint against him for
obtaining a greenback of four figures by
false pretenses. The "Kid" was en route
for the Pacific Ccast when he claims he
first was Informed cf his being wanted
at Gotham. While at French Lick Spring
the "Kid'- claimed to have t-eeeived the
following Wire from New Vork: "Every-i
thing all right. Jolv? Is now understood.
Statement contradicted. Don't talk on
subject until you receive special dellv
What Delaney Says. -
Billy Delaney, Champion Jeffries' man
ager, hasieft Oakland, Cal.. for Montana
to Jon the Fittsimmons-Jeff ries- combi
nation. On being Interviewed as to Jef
trlts' failure to lower the colors of. Jack
F.: E; BEACH & CO.
PIONfeER PAIINT CO.
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Flrat" aticl Alder- Streets . . Portland, Oregon
Muproe. the comparative tyro "at the
game, the fistic impressarlo said:
"Ail- that is the.mat.tr wth Jeffries
arises fiom his overconfldence. lie has
nepVctt d to train and has Indulged In
a few excesses, which hv4brwn him
out of condition, until he is probably no
J-etfrf - thurt th'e famous ' John U. Sulll
ivan; was; the night he went sKnihst the
grsnt ?Tug' Wilson,'., liad ' boen. 4n Montana.-
t wutikl- bav- -ftrwventsd: decision
Wing rendered agtiinst the Wg fellow, for
1 would not have jiermltted him-'to meet
a man with the stipulation in in articles
that Jeffries would have to pwt his oipo
nent out In order to win."
"How about that match with Corbett?"
was asked. '
"I have spoken with Harry Corbett on
that subject,'" responded Petancy. "At
present I say nothing about it, as I have
not heard frotn Jim. in regard to It since
he left on 'Ma proeent tour. As soon us
1 arrive In Montana I shall speak to
,1m concerning the fight; and" If 1 learn
anything concerning thei ham4JlOli's In
tentions 4, shall, hppi'l) .Corbett con
Poor Dick Failes.
Dick Failes, once a prominent feather
weight, whp recently was killed In a bar
room row In California, was veil and
favorably known on the Pacific, Coast.
Dick had been matched to fight a fellow
from New York named Johnnie ,,1,'ynch,
but win-e roul name was Arthur Stack
limise. now of Detroit. AH the arrange
ments were made and the tip was given
to the local sports to be at the St. Paul
depot at 10 a. m.,; and go to Wauke-
an. There were-300 in th special party
and .when they arrived at . Western
I'nlon Junction word; was given out that
the sheriff of that county had lit depu
ties on hand td rwelye the ,'crowd.
Sure enough, says the Evenly "Wiscon
sin, when Waukcgan wga reached there
WMT- -deputies lined along the plat
lorm and no one dared to make, a stir.
After n hasty consultation the promoters
i! clded.lo Uk Uva special ..train. , tactile
next county. Away they started again,
but the sheriff used the telegraph wires
uud notlllcd the sheriff in the adjoining
county, nnd when the train arrived the
same reception was given the deputies
being stationed along the platfortn. One
more attempt was made near Waukegan,
but the c Ulcers were on hand ami the
whole crowd became disgusted nd start
ed for home. It was a hungry' crowd,
too, as they had nothing to eat all day
long-, and when Western Ifnidrt Junction
was reached it was 7 o'clock hi the even
ing. The crowd rushed for the lunch
counter and made a clean sweep, taking
everything in the "place, even cleaning out
the kltthen. The -man in charge could
not resist the attack and threatened all
kinds of trouble, but the late John (111
llirnn and another good sport paid the
fellow enough to make up for any pos
sible los-s and all was forgotten. The
btht never took place, as Failes refused
alter that to train for a contest that
could not be pulled ofT. ThU happened
In ISM Every one here Is acquainted with
the particulars of the shooting of James
McCarthy by Fallcs and the hitter's sub
sequent Imprisonment for the same.
Dick was one of the squarest fighters
that ever trod foot In Milwaukee, and
once a friend always a friend. He was a
bright fellow and awby above the aver
uge fighter In Intelligence; In fact, he
could turn his hand to bookkeeping If
necessary. After being rele&fced from
firTsdffhc fold Tits" ff rends' here tlfht "his
cne nlm was to get away and lead a
good life. He tried hard, ns reports from
'California Indicate, but after a residence
th'ere of six years he met his death by
fcelng shot-probably It was fate.
Wrestling Becoming Popular.
Wrestling seems to be slowly getting
bark Into popular favor again, says the
Evening Wisconsin. There has been so
much faking in the wrestling game dur
ing the past dosen years that people who
were Interested In the sport beoame dis
gusted with It. During the past year or
two there has been a strong effort to re
vive Interest In the sport, and at the same
time give some holiest matches. The pro
moters have apparently succeeded to a
ceilain extent, for there has been no cy
of fake lately. The Ilfcwls-Burns fiasco
in Chicago left a bad taste in the mouths
of the w restling fans and they have been
skeptical of everything pertaining to
wrestling since. The original Yousotrf;
was perhaps the greatest wrestler in the
world during the period that Lwis and
Burns claimed the honor, but his death
on the ocean left the title to a Christian
again. Jack Carketk took up the reins
where Yousouf left off. but It was for a
short time, as Tom Jenkins, the Cleve
land blacksmith, came to the front and
beat every one of note. Jenkins la today
the champion catch-us-catch-can wrestler
of the worlds having .successfully .defend
ed the title on December 19 egainst James
Parr, the champion of England, at Buf
falo. N. Y. Jenfclns lost to Dan McLeod
at Worcester, Mass., December 25, but It
was throush an accident to Jenkins, he
havinz suffered a severe Injury to his
already Injured legs. McLeod received
credit for winning and should'. share the
honor with Jenkins until Tom wipes out
the technical defeat.
In the middleweight class there is prob
ably none better than Fred Beell of
Marshlleld, Wis., and Harvey Parker of
New York. There is really no set weights
for wrestling and for that reason the
champion of all champions is looked upon
as the great man of them all.
Entitled to Championship.
- Tommy Ryan,' who has as much-right
to the middleweight championship s any,
man in the country, thinks that Jack Mof
fat t, who refereed last week, wonld
be the legitimate middleweight champion
today If he had not dislocated his shoul
der so badly. . ia speaking ot the matter
the other day to the Evening Wisconsin,
Ryan said: "l never supposed that Viof
fatt was such a good man until I. stacked
up against him at Dubuque for W rounds.
You were there und saw tht fight. . Well,
many popl aid that - I -could - have
stopped Jack whenever I pleased. That
was not so. The fact is, Moffait gav
me a couple of wallops in the stomach
that made me have the greatest respect
for him, and I tell you honestly that ha'
had me doing a lot of guessing through
out the contest. I was well satisfied that
night to get a draw. I made up my mind,
then that Moffat t would be the legltlmat
middleweight champion, but tfe acci
dent of course put a stop to his ambition.'
Jack Root cannot make 158 pounds, so ha'
cannot consider himself as the .middle-,
weiirht champion. He belongs In the tj
pound class with Kid Carter and Oeorge
Gardner. " , e
Gardner Fods Colored Boxer and;
Loses Decision. I t-
Gus Gardner of Philadelphia and Joe'
Gans (colored) of Baltimore met lat
night in a 20-round contest before the .
National Athletic Club of New Britain,
Conn.. Referee John Willis officiating.'
In the eleventh round Gardner caught
Gans about the waist and .threw him'
heavily to the floor. Referee Willis Im
mediately stopped the bout and gave the
decision to Gans. Fifteen hundred per-'
sons witnessed the tight -, , . .,-,'
Tommy Ryan in Gotham. .
NEW Y'ORK, Jan. 2. During tha com-'"
lng week, according to news current In
sport inn circles. Tommy Ryan, famous
for many years" as the middleweight:
champion, will follow the example of
'-"K-M" McCoy. Tom Sharkey and other
pugilists and open a saloon in New York. '
Ryan's former home was In Syracuse, but '
for the last year or two he has been '
engaged In the saloon business In Kan
sas City. The failure of the authorities
to permit his fight with ""Philadelphia
Jack" O'Brien is said to be responsible '
for his shaking the dust. of Kansas City
from his feet. It Is announced that his
removal to New York means that he
lias retired from the ring: for good and'
all. He Is worth about $80,000 and has
been in the rlnir for almmt IS Tears.'
During that time he has ftsrured in about'
200 battles, losing about eight.
Bernstein as a Wrestler.
NEW YORK. Jan. 2. When Joa Bern
stein and "Young Muldoon" meet In their
wrestling match at Clarendon Hail to--night
many hundreds of dollars - will
change hands on the result. The -gTeat-.
est of rivalry exists between the two lit
tle men and the bout will be as hotly
contested as any fistic engagement Berrf
steln ever took part In. The two hoys
have trained faithfully and appear ta be
In the best of shape for the contest
SlXSm KA QTJTT.
George Slier, the veteran arbiter- tn
ring contests. Is about o olrtall "his
useXulnvsa In the roped arena,, George
is particularly sore at the Chicago
crowd, and made up his mind that, with 1
the exception of the Chicago Athletic
Association's fortnightly fights, h will
ne.ver ajratn have anything "to. with'-' Chi
cago's boxing game. After the. battle
between Buddy Ryan and Abe Attell
the crowd, led on by the admirers of
Ryan, hissed the decision which - Siler
rendered awarding the fight to Attell.
The hissing, which Is not new to Siler,
nor. for the matter of that, new to any
one who has ever refereed in this ctty,;
cut bner to the quick. He thought that
it was unprovoked and uncalled for, and
went so far as to explain the reasons
which prompted the verdict. But the
crowd kept on hissing, and so demon
strative did this become, that Oeorge
made up his mind to cut out b11 that he
could of the local bouts. Accordingly,
rt told the writer that he would here
after pass up the JOdglrt business) In
the local clubs with the excspllorti of
tap bi-monthly shows at th Chicago
Athletic Association, anil such out-of-town
clnbs' as wanted am -jroulrl pa
for hla services.
"I would meet men," explained Slier,
"on the streets days after a contest who
would advise me that I had made rotten
decisions, this deduction being based
wholly and solely on prejudice. I did not
like Atteli, and if I had any sympathies
at all they were with. Ryanbut I could
not as between my conscience and ,my
se'lf give Ryan as good as a draw with
out tobL ng Attell. The,, latter won all
the way, with the possible exception
or the third round, and ytst I could not
convince the man .who had criticised the
decision that it wa a proper onZ I
i.ave wearied of jhis. and I intern! here
after to referee-Virdy In jnt-of-town Con
tests and in the contests given at the
Cnlcago Aiulouo Association,"
LIVE BATS OTT TKS STAGS.
- A piny introducing, the Piei PlpiT of
Hamelin Is tbout to be produced In VK rt
na. Stagard. .the actor who U td appear
as the Piiwfr, will have as rwallMte fce
series c vast swarm of tame raw hun
dreds of them whfh are bpliig train I
to follow him across the stag. It i
expected that this will b quite, a tre.iv
to. the women on (he stage and thus I.
the. audience, . '; . :, !-;;-: '--j a-
.TBS TMOttM BEVZSY.
Grouch y (looking for free n3vW-
I say, doctor. If a man was alt i
down and could neither It nor lt i
comfort, what would ymt nrtvlw?
i Doctor (gruffly)- I ouM advm 1.
to try roostlug. . -