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Happenings of the Ring, the
Track and the Diamond.
Edited by
Yachting, Outdoor and In
door Athletics.
How a Crooked Foot Race Is
Often Successfully Worked.
Match running races are always dan
gerous things to fool with, unless those
Interest'*' in the outcome, by reason of
money \\ Tiered, are absolutely certain
of the conditions under which a race is
run and of the honesty of the contest
Fake running races by which a whole
community is "thrown" for a good sum
are not infrequent. They are easily
"fixed' and the business is profitable.
For that reason there are a number
of crooked runners doing business. They
bob up where they are least expected,
work their little game and make a kill
ing and then skip for another field.
After they have departed the swindled
community gets wise and discovers the
trick. It is too late then to mend mat
ters. There is only one sure remedy
for the evil. That is to absolutely
eschew betting, on foot races where
strangers are concerned. Get wise be
fore the swindle.
It was rumored Sunday at the match
race between Jim Foster and T. E. Pun
don, that the former was noe other than
Tom Morris, who defeated "Cuckoo"
Collins, at the World's Fair, for a large
purse. That may be wrong, but who
ever the man is he made Dundon look
like thirty cents and Dundon is no
slouch at that. After the race, came
the announcement that there was a
probability of a match between Foster
and Grinrod of Helena. It was also an
nounced that the Butte enthusiasts were
so confident that Foster would win. that
they were prepared to bet plenty of
money on him.
It was those facts which recalled the
crooked racing scheme so often success
fully worked. Without any personal
reference the scheme in a nutshell is
this: Two good runners work together.
One will drop into a town, secure work
and remain quiet for some time. Finally
he begins to talk about foot racing anil
Arrangements Being Completed for a
Season of the Popular Sport—
Good Dogs Owned Here.
At a meeting of the Butte Coursing
club, held Saturday afternoon, it was
unanimously and enthusiastically de
cided to re-open the local coursing park
for the season.
Coursing has been popular in Butte
every summer for the past five or six
years. No other sport can equal it for
cleanness and fairness. It is a sport on
its merits, and its followers are legion.
Those interested in it are of the opinion
that it will soon be a strong rival of
horseracing for popularity, as is now
the case in San Francisco.
Greyhounds of the best stock and form
are owned in Butte, and the quality of
the sport here is not excelled anywhere.
All that is necessary is to conduct it on
a first-class scale and the results will
speak for themselves. The local club has
heretofore labored under the disadvan
tage of being unable to get sufficient
funds to carry on the sport on a large
scale and bring it to the popularity it
This season, however, every effort will
be made to establish a sound financ'al
footing. That accomplished, the club
will be able to announce stakes which
will draw leashmen from the coast.
Work will soon be commenced on the
coursing park, near the race track. It
is intended t* put the park in first-class
shape. From all indications It will be
in condition for the first stake which
will in all probability be run June 2.
A meeting of the coursing club will be
held at No. 32 West Broadway on Sun
day afternoon, and all who are interested
in the sport are invited to attend.
The Pan-American Intercollegiate
Athletic championship will be held on
the Athletic field of the magnificent
Stadium on the grounds of the Pan
American exposition Friday, May 31,
and Saturday, June 1.
The following track and field events
are open to all amateur undergraduate
collegians of the United States:
100 yards dash.
220 yards dash.
440 yards run.
Half-mile run.
One mile run.
Two mile run.
120 yards hurdle race (10 hurdles, 3ft.
220 yards hurdle race (10 hurdles, 2ft.
Running high jump.
Running broad jump.
Pole vault.
Ptting 16-lb shot.
Throwing 16-lb hammer.
Gold, silver and bronze medals will
be awarded to tlie first, second and
third men respectively in each event.
Trophies will be given to the two col
leges scoring the greatest number of
points. An entrance fee of 50 cents must
accompany each entry.
The Intercollegiate A. A. A. A. rules
will govern all the contests. The com
mittee reserves the right to strike out or
reject and entry.
Entries close with the Bureau of
Sports, Pan-American exposition, 443
Ellicott Square, Buffalo, N. Y., Satur
S. W. McMurray, Who Died Last
Week, Was a Manager and Backer
of Prize Fighters.
Since the death of S. W. McMurray,
bartender at the McDermott hotel ,at
his home, No. 727% South Wyoming
street, last Wednesday morning, several
inquiries have been received concerning
him. The majority of the inquiries cam?
from Chicago, where "Mac," as he wat
generally called, was well known. In
almost every instance the query was, "Is
the MoMuurray who died in your city
a little later he thinks he can beat any
body in the town.
There is no town that does not boast
cf at least one man who is lleet of foot.
The result is that a match is arranged
and the new comer being a professional
runner with great speed wins with ease.
Immediately the town gets struck on
him. He beat their local idol and he is
a wonder. They will stake their last
dollar on him.
About this time, or a little later, a
man shows up in the town, or in some
town adjoining and announces that he
is a runner. Be it known that he is the
pal of the man who defeated the town
idol. No one knows it. however. He is
anxious for a match and bars no one.
His claim for fame spreads and finally
the admirers of the man who did up
their crack, suggest that he race the
The match is arranged and the towns
people place their bets. Both men are
strangers. The latest comer has no
reputation with the towns people, ex
cept that which he gives himself. The
other, however, has won from the town
crack and he has a following that can
not be estimated. The towns people go
down on him to a man.
There is plenty of money to cover
their bets, but they never stop to figure
on where it comes from. They simply
have confidence in the man they are
backing and all they want is to get
their money up on what looks like a
It is scarcely necessary to say that
the "cinch" does not pan out. It is a
gold brick. The man who beat the town
idol .is defeated by the newcomer and
the town goes broke to a man. Then
the "suckers" begin to get wise. They
realize that the race was "cooked" and
that they were "thrown.* They look
for the racers but they have gone. They
have other fields to work.
the same man who at one time managed |
prize fighters, and who was regarded I
as an authority on ring matters?" |
For the benefit of those who inquire j
and the Inter Mountain readers gener
ally a picture of the popular bartender
and sport is here reproduced. "Mac"
was well known in sporting circles, and
at different times managed and backed
S. W. McMurray.
three lightweights and a middleweight.
He frequently refereed boxing contests
and was known as an exponent of the
manly art of self-defense. He was well
liked by all who knew him.
Mrs. McMurray today extended her
thanks to the knights of the Royal Arch
and the Bartenders' union of Butte, to
Lew Stein, by whom her husband waj
employed, and to others for the great
kindness and consideration shown her
by them in her bereavement.
Hernando Wins Latonia Derby.
(By Associated Press.)
Cincinnati, May 14.—Latonia opened
its gates for the spring season of 1901
under the most favorable auspices. The
chief interest was in the fourth race,
the Latonia derby, at a mile and a half.
Hernando came under the wire first,
Gahens second, Judge Redwine third.
The time was 2:35%. Hernando is a bay
colt by Hanover-Retrleve and is owned
by W. H. ("Hops") Lauderman. Sum
First race, six furlongs—School for
Scandal won, Johnny McCarthy second,
Sim W. third. Time, 1:14%.
Second race, mile— G. W. W. won,
Long Floe second, Whitfield third. Time,
Third race, four and a half furlongs—
Jamie English won, Sweet Billie second,
Jean Raphael third. Time, 0:56%.
Fourth race, mile and a half, Latonia
derby—Hernando won, Gaheris second,
Judge Redwine third. Time, 2:35%.
Fifth race, four and a half furlongs —
Pentecost won, Jaubert second, the Rival
third. Time, 0:55%.
Sixth race, mile—Gawane won, Uledl
second. Anchor third. Time, 1:43%.
Suspicious Biding at Worth.
(By Associated Press.)
Chicago, May 14.—There was much in
dignation at Worth yesterday over the
poor showing by Boney Boy. This horse
has been running most inconsistently,
winning when his price is good and los
ing when he is a favorite. There was
loud hissing after his defeat this after
loud hissing after his defeat yesterday
afternoon by Caviar and Louisville, and
Jockey Coburn was called into the stand,
but no action was taken by the judges.
Weather clear; track fast. Summary:
First race, seven furlongs—Ida V. won.
Woodstiek second. Rustic Girl third.
Time, 1:30.
Second race, seven furlongs, selling—
Red Apple won, Merryrnan second, Irma
S. third. Time, 1:29.
Third race, five furlongs, selling—Yana
won, Hayden second, Blue Ridge third.
Time, 1:02.
Fourth race, one mile, purse—Caviar
won, Louisville second, Boney Boy third.
Time, 1:42.
Fifth race, mile and 20 yards—Plead
won, Impromtu second, Pirate Quesn
third. Time, 1:43 3-5. • •*
Sixth race, mile, selling—Free iSaFice
won, Maryland Reserve second,
Origgsby third. Time, 1:42 3-5.
Close Finishes at Oakland. u . ..
(By Associated Frtss.) ,- >
San Francisco, May 14.—Close finishes
and the victories of long-prices houses
marked the racing at Oakland yesterday.
Lou Ciieveden, at odds of 12 to 1, took
the opening event by a head. In the fifth
race Bathos, Alicia and Ostler Joe fin
ished necks apart. A rule has been made
to the effect that no horse will ibe given
more than three trials at the bagrler.
First race, five and a half fur
selling—Lou Ciieveden won, Searehllgh
second, Saul of Tarsus third. Time, 1:03.
Second race, three and a half furlongs,
selling—Dandy won, Remele second, Au
tumn Time third. Time, 0:43%.
Third race, six furlongs, selling—Fla
toir won, Wardman second, Dunfree
third. Time, 1:14%.
Four tit race, six furlongs—Headwater
won, Byron Rose second, Yellow Tail
third. Time, 1:13%.
Fifth race, one mile, selling—Bathos
won, Alicia second, Ostler Joe third.
Time, 1:42%.
Sixtli race, one mile and a sixteenth,
selling—Horton won, Gauntlet second,
Pat Morrissey third. Time, 1:43.
The Bunning at Newport.
(By Associated Press.)
Cincinnati, O., May 14.—Results at
First race, six furlongs, selling—Re
luctant won, Caloocan second, Flying
Bird third. Hime, 1:15%.
Second race, four furlongs—Mr y
Quick won, Frieze second, Effect third.
Time, 0:49%.
Third race, six furlongs—Springwtll
won, J. J. T. second, Imperialist third.
Time, 1:14%.
Fourth race, four and a half furlongs
—El Giva won, Myrtle Dell second, Ben
Hulium third. Time, 0:55.
Fifth race, one mile—Unsightly wor,
Little Henry second, Charlie O'Brien
third. Time, 1:40%.
Sixth race, six furlongs, selling—Littlo
Billie won, Edna Garry second, Nancy
Seitz third. Time, 1:15.
Seventh race, hurdle, mile—Mr. Brook
wood won, Charlie Daniels second. Sau
ber third. Time, 1:48%.
Fair Grounds Results.
St. Louis, May 14.—Fair grounds sum
First race, seven furlongs, selling—
Brulare won, Lawton second, Harry
Pulliam third. Time, 1:28.
Second race, four and a half furlongs
—Wainamoinen won, Miss Dora second,
Wakita third. Time, :55 1-4.
Third race, five and a half furlongs,
selling—Tenny Belle won, Harry Duke
second. Ed L third. Time, 1:08 1-4. -,
Fourth race.one mile and 70 yards,
purse—Bowen won, Van Horebeck sec
ond, Petit Maitre third. Time. 1:45 3-4.
Fifth race, six furlongs, purse—Silver
dale won. Miss Mae Day second, Kindred
third. Time, 1:14.
Sixth race, one mile and 20 yards,
selling—Ln.sy of the West won, Miss
Patron second. Edna Riley third. Time,
At Morris Park.
New York, May 14.—Results at Morris
First race, the May Blossom, six fur
longs—Brandy Smash won, Godfrey
second, Mayor Gilroy third. Time,
1:33 1-2. :
Second race, Kinder race No. 2. four
and a half furlongs—Grail won, Fright
second. Musidaro third. Time. :54 1-4.
Third race. Apprentice race, seyçn
furlongs—Malster won, Glen Nellie sec
ond. Satire third. Time. 1:30 1-2.
Fourth race, seven furlongs, selling—
Petra II won. Balloon second, Seminole
third. Time. 1:29 1-2.
Fifth race, one mile—Watercure won,
Herbert second, Hammock third. Time,
1:42 1-2.
Sixth race, the Meadow Brook Hun
ter's steeplechase, about two and a half
miles—Last Cord won, Baceanal secdtnd,
Highbie third. Time. 4:56 1-2.
Conduct of a Cuban, Jubilant Over
Baseball Victory, Causes Patriotic
Demonstratic n.
(By Associated Press.)
Santiago de Cuba, May 14.—There was
an exciting ball game between the
Americans and Cubans here yesterday.
The Cubans won by the score of 11 to
10. During the enthusiastic demonstra
tion which followed hundreds crowded
on the field and a jubilant Cuban at
tempted to pull down the American flag
to half-mast.
A squad of rural guards drew their
machetes and charged the crowd, cry
ing, "Viva la bandero Americano"
("Long live the American flag.") The
guards arrested the offender, who dis
claimed Intentional disrespect for the
flag and said it was a thoughtless joke.
He was released. No one was seriously
London Grand Jury Returns a True
Bill of Manslaughter Against '
Jack Roberts and Others.
(By Associated Press.) J ' '
London, May 14.—The grand jury yes
terday found a true bill of manslaughter
against "Jack" Roberts, the pugWdt
who. on April 22. fatally Injured Hftly
Smith In a boxing contest at the Na
tional Sporting club: the referee, Dong
In ss, Manager Rettison of the Natlopal
Sporting club, and others concerned^ in
the fight.
The recorder recommended this coitrse
so that the court might finally decide
whether such competitions are genuine
contests for points or prize fights.
To Revive Boxing in Chicago.
(By Associated Press.)
Chicago, May 14.—A resolution Intro
duced In the city coudl last night to
license boxing In Chicago was turned
over to a committeee. This'means a de
lay of at least two weeks before boxing
can be revived here.
(By Associated Press.)
j At New York.
R. H. E.
Brooklyn ............... ^ io ;{
New York..............7 7 2
Batteries — Taylor and Bowerman;
Donovan and McGuire.
At Boston.
R. H. E.
Boston ................5 9 3
Philadelphia ..........13 10 7
Batteries—Lawson and Kittredge;
Donahue and McFarland. Umpire—
At Pittsburg.
R. H. E.
Pittsburg..............12 8 0
Cincinnati ............3 11 2
Batteries—Chesbro and Zimmer; Mc
Fadden and Kehoe.
Standing of the Clubs.
Cincinnati ...
Played. Won. Lost.
.......17 11 6
Pittsburg ....
New York ...
Brooklyn .. .
Philadelphia .
Boston .....
Chicago ....
St. Louis ....
At Baltimore.
R. H. E.
Baltimore .............14 10 3
Philadelphia..........5 9 5
Batteries—McGinnity and Robinson;
Baker, Flank, Powers and Murphy.
At Detroit.
Chicago ..........
vey, Patterson and Sullivan.
At Boston.
Boston .........
Batteries—Kellum and Criger; Carrick
and Brady.
At Milwaukee.
R. H.
Milwaukee ............5 10
Cleveland .............4 8
Batteries—Hawley and Leahy;
and Wood.
. S
. 7
Standing of the Clubs.
Detroit ......
Played. Won. Lost. P.C.
......18 14 4 .778
Baltimore ....
Chicago ....
Washington ..
Boston ......
Milwaukee ..
Philadelphia ..
Cleveland ....
Probable That Sir Thomas Lipton Will
Send His Original Yacht Across
the Atlantic.
(By Associated Press.)
London, May 14.—The defeat of Sham
rock II causes much disapointment.
The Daily Chronicle says:
"Unless Sir Thomas Lipton is pur
posely hiding her real form, there ap
pears to be no chance of winning the
cup. If yesterday's form was genuine,
we presume Shamrock I will be chosen
to cross the Atlantic, and as the races
have been fixed for a date earlier in the
year than last time, she may stand a
better chance in the stronger winds."
The Times' yachting correspondent,
expressing astonishment at the result,
"The only fact which in any way
qualifies the performance is that the
challenger had an unsatisfactory main
sail. No doubt the ex-ehallenger is a
far better boat now than when she
sailed off Sandy Hook, and this point
may be remembered in comparing per
They Say the Defeat of the Challenger
by the Old Shamrock Means
(By Associated Press )
New York, May 14.—The majority of
American yachtsmen are not unduly ex
cited over the reported defeat of Sham
rock II. by the '99 challenger. The gen
eral opinion seems to be that these
trials of the two Shamrocks are not reg
ular races and that the new Shamrock
is practically an untried boat yet and
that it would be unfair to Judge her
work by an Informal trial. Outside of
this Watson, her designer, delights in
mystery, and even If the new beat was
minutes fasten than the old Shamrock,
he would not take the public into his
Butler Duncan, jr., the manager of the
Constitution, when asked what he
thought of the trial, said:
"I do not see that the new Shamrock's
defeat by the old challenger proves any
thing. We don't know what they were
doing on either boat."
Mr. Duncan, in speaking of the Con
stitution, said that he did not think she
would have her trial before next Mon
day. He said:
"We are waiting for her steel gaff, and
I doubt if it will be finished before Mon
day or Tuesday of next week. I won't
say, positively, that her first trial will
take place next Monday, as It might be
a wet day, and we would not risk bend
ing her new mainsail in damp weather."
St. Paul and return................$40.00
Account Modern Woodmen and Medi
cal Association meetings, on sale May
30th and June 7th. Return limit 60 days.
Cincinnati and return..............$58.50
On sale July 2d and 3d. Account Chris
tian Endeavor meeting. Return limit 60
Detroit and return .................$61.25
Account teachers' meeting, on sale
July 2d and 3d. Return limit 60 days.
Milwaukee and return ............$51.13
Account of Elks' meeting. Time of sale
and limit of ticket given later.
Office 41 North Main street.
Buffalo Exposition!
Doubtless you have read about and longed
to go to the great Pan American Exposition
at Buffalo this summer.
The Butte Daily Inter Mountain with its
customary enterprise and liberality has made
arrangements to send the
5 Most Popular
as tneir special representatives to the Pan
American Exposition at Buffalo, New York. \
They will leave Butte any day they decide
upon, alter June 25, via the Northern Pacific
Railway to St. Paul, the Chicago, Milwaukee
6 St. Paul railway to Chicago, the Lake Shore
& Michigan Southern Railway to Buffalo,
ample time to thoroughly view the great ex
position and return to Butte.
Think of It! You May Be the One to Qol
upon this grand trip. Remember it is the
chance of a lifetime to see the greatest dis
play ever gathered together showing the mar
vellous resources and development of the in
dustries of North, Central and South America.
You Want to Go. Now Here's the Plan
The two most popular young ladies re
ceiving .he highest number of votes in Butte
will be entitled to the trip. The one receiving
the largest number of votes from Anaconda,
Deer Lodge and Missoula will be entitled to
the trip. The one receiving the largest num
ber of votes from Dillon, Virginia City and
Bozeman will be entitled to the trip. The one
receiving the largest number of votes from
Livingston, Billings and Red Lodge will be en
titled to the trip.
Remember this does not mean one lady
from each of the towns, but they are divided
as follows: Butte two (2); Anaconda, Deer
Lodge, and Missoula one (1); Dillon, Virginia
City and Bozeman one (1); Livingston, Red
Lodge and Billings one 0); Send in the names
of your lady friends as soon as possible so
that their friends can see who is in the race.
In every issue of the Daily Inter Moun
tain beginning today until Tuesday, June 25th,
at the top of page two will appear a coupon.
Cut these out, write in your name and address
ann send to the Contest Editor of the Inter
Mountain , 26 West Granite St., Butte, Mont.,
and the five young ladies receiving the most
votes as specified above will be sent to the Pan
American Exposition at Buffalo as the Daily
Inter Mountain's special representatives.
No Votes Will Be Received After 9 P. M.
Tuesday, June 25th.
Each coupon will be dated and must be
filed in the Inter Mountain business office be
fore the following dates: All coupons appear
ing in issues of May 14, 15, 16, 17, and 18
must be in by 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 21. All cou
pons appearing in issues of May 20, 21,22,23,
24, and 25 must be in by 8 p. m. Tuesday,
May 28. All coupons appearing in issues of
May 27, 28, 29,30, 31 ana June 1 must be in
by 8 p. m. Tuesday, June 4. All coupons ap
pearing in issues of June 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8
must be in by 8p. m. Tuesday, June 11. All
coupons appearing in issues of June 10, 11,
12, 13, 14 and 15 must be in by 8 p.m.Tues
day June 18. All coupons appearing in issues
of Jun3 17, 18,19, 20, 21 and 22 must be in
by Tuesday, June 25.
Commence Today. Your Friends Will Help You
You may never have such an opportunity again.
Begin by cutting out the coupon oh page 2 of this
paper, write in your name ana address in the blank
lines left for that purpose and send to the Inter Moun
tain office. Ask your friends to save their coupons
for you.
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