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Cornish Wrestling Matches of Old Days Used to Last a Couple of Days or More Cornish wrestling wna possibly ;he prize feature of athletic activities in Butte In the 80s. Wrestling matches were known to last n couple of day.s or more. A contest •started In Reynolds find Job's arena on West Broadway on Saturday morning, July 4, and con- iuued until late Tuesday night. There were 28 entries. There were three rounds. The winners of the 'irst round were the participants In the second and the winners of the second, who also won In the third, were declared chnmplons nf the natch. The winners of this long, drawn-out contest were: James Pascoe, first prize, $125; W. Martin, •second, $BO; Dave Thomas, third, $50; ,Ioe nichnrdson. fourth, $25. There wns a "kid" participant, Joe Lucky, age 20, who matched his vitality anrt speed against the brawn and science of his mature opponents and qualified for the third round. He made such a splendid showing against William Martin, winner of second money, that [he crowd, in a. burst of admiration, took up a collection for him at the rliiesldc and gave him $20. Winner Exhausted. Sam Martin and Joe Richards, PACK THIS RIB-CONK MILL ANYWHERE Price t?20. Hexvle.it piece. IK IDs. 2 la ,4 L n n it capACllr. Olhtrs lo M(i (onj. nay direct •nd i*ve.' WHITE TDK COMri.r.TC CATALOO Straub Mfr. Co."« cimiiwi at. * i O.klind, r.llf. who do not appear among the prize winners, wrestled three hours befo: a fall was scored. Richards was the winner but he wns so exhausted Hint when his final bout was calloc —against nave Thomas—Hint he forfeited—"g a v e his back lo Thomns." "If Ihere is one thing more than another that a Cornlshumn likes," ;nys a news account, "it Is a Cornish wrestling match, what a bull fight is to a Spaniard, a baseball match lo an American, a wrestling match Is lo a Cornlshmaii. A wrestling match, purely Cornish style, Is at once rm interesting and manly contest—but It can be also made one of the most cruel that one could witness. "The tournament which begnii on the Fourth was a quiet, harmonious one, although there were R few instances where some of those interested allowed their temper to get the better of their Judgment and some unpleasantness followed. Deputy Sheriff Tonkin nnci Police Officer Reynolds were on hand to maintain order." Tlie wrestlers participating were: William Martin, Joe Polklnhornc, William Mitchell, Joe Nichols, John Grey, Ed Edwards, Sam Martin, Rich Francis, Tom Bolltha, George Jack!), Edward Rodda, John Grey, Joe Luckoy, Fred Johns, Nally Giles, Larkcy Hodge, James Llttlejohn, Rich Giles, Dick Thomiui, Ben Honeychurch, James Stevens, George Olark, B.'B. Johns, Hy Tmscott, William Marks, John George. Sam Hoar, Sam .Bnell and J. •Bughes were the commttee in charge. R. -Johns, William Haw* ami Charles Borge were the !'stlc)t- lers."