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JIM CORBETT AS' A REFEREE Occasion on Which Corbett Threw It Into a Bunch of Fake Managers Who Tried to Use His Name as an Advertisement Jim Corbett is to referee the fight at Hartford between "Young" Corbett and Terry McGovern, and the knockers are out enforce and the hammers beat a merry tattoo. They decry Corbett's lack of ex perience as a referee and claim that he won't be a fair judge. In this connection, it is well to recall a little incident that happened at Hot Springs some years ago, which though essentially an amusing story, nevertheless goes to prove that "Gentle man Jim" is not altogether without a reputation as a referee of fistic events, however much the aforesaid knockers may maintain that he is. It was just after a prolonged theatrical season, and Corbett was at the springs "resting up." lie was then the champion of the world and naturally was the ob served of all observers. Ilot Springs was then imbued with a decided sporting atmosphere and it was the order of the day to arrange so-called boxing contests between fifth-rate men, generally known as "dubs." There were a number of amateur fighters ln.the town who thought they were at, with the big I. A Happy Idea. Now managers of all sorts of amuse ment are generally accounted a shrewd set, and the promoters of fistic affairs usually have sufficient nerve to carry them through all difficulties. Business was poor when Corbett struck the town, but his presence inspired the light promoters with a happy idea. To the printers they hied them selves, and the next morning the bill boards announced a big fight with "Champ ion" Jim Corbett as the referee. Corbett, when he read the bills making the astounding announcement, was the most surprised of all. He wanted to go out and whip the promoters, fighters and all, but better counsel prevailed. The natives of the town had been so ac customed to seeing "fake" fights that they were very anxious to have a real bout for once. "See here, Mr. Corbett," said one, "we have been having these fake fights so long that I wish you would referee just for once, and give us a run for our money. IMake them fight whether they want to or not, and we will be yours to command for all time." Jim Was on Hand. 'After a little additional persuasion, Cor bett finally consented, and on the afternoon that the fight was to occur, his anatomy loomed up in the doorway of the place where the fight was to take place, filling the hearts of the promoters with dread. They summoned their courage, however, and extended the champion the glad hand. Corbett was given a rousing wel come when he entered the private box that had been hastily prepared for him. Then the fighters were announced. It doesn't make any difference about their EAGLE SCREAMS IN FLANNERY'S GRASP NOBLE BIRD OF THE BACK OF COIN OF THE REPUBLIC SUFFERS IN JACK'S BROAD PALM. FOR HELENA MANAGER IS SIMPLY GREAT AS MISER He Says He Won't Play Off That Post poned Game Monday Because iHe Can Feed the Senators More Cheaply in Capital City Than in Butte-But in That Case, Game Will Go Forfeit, lion. Jack Flannery, manager of the police-protected players from Helena, has got in another kick which is bringing about one of those petty squabbles so dear to the man who has adopted the police system of ball playing, win or lose. The honorable patron of the cops has declared himself opposed to playing off the game postponed last Tuesday on ac count of ruin and which the Butte man agement had announced would be played next Monday. The gent from the Helena police circles asseverates that lie will rest his team Monday, because if he should keep them in Butte he would have to pay their feed bill and bed money, whereas, if he takes them hack to Helena they will most assuredly be paying their own bills. Talk about financiering. There's noth Ing to it when Mr. Flannery gets his think ing cap on for the purpose of either trying to win a game, dodge a defeat or save money for his directors. McCloskey Is Willing. It is this kind of financiering that makes money for the men who put in cash for baseball stock with the sordid expectation of making two or three fortunes, instead of investing as patriotic supporters of clean sports. But then Mr. Flannery Is once more up against a propositiont of the stone-wall order. Honest John McCloskey is to be consulted also, and if the Helena team, through motives of economy and in order to make the players pay their own bills, is taken back to Helena Sunday night, Butte will eurely claim the game as forfeited. "Monday is an open date," said Manager McCloskey this morning, "and there is no reason why Holena should not play off. It the team goes away we will take an umpire out to the grounds and then have the game declared to us--9 to o. Flannery will have to forfeit, and if he wants to do thalt, why I'lt willing." So' there's likely to be some rc squalbbling on the' part of the seonai.trl moatnag, r of the policemlc. names; they had not been heard of before and were never heard of after. The master of ceremonies then stepped forward and made his little speech. "Gentlemen," said he, "the contestants in today's great battle have been unable to agree upon a referee-" "Corbett," yelled the crowd. "As I said," began the master of cere monies- "Corbett," yelled the crowd again, and the speaker retired and Corbett walked to the front. Pompadour Explains. Corbett explained the circumstances, that the advertising was done without his knowledge, and that he would referee the fight so that nobody would be disappointed. If there were ever two scared pugilists it was the two men who sat in the cor ners of the ring waiting for the time to be called. They were the most amiable looking pair of scrappers that ever stepped into the squared circle. Both were fat, clumsy mortals, and by the time they had "swatted" each other a couple of love taps they were puffing like a pair of porpoises. They were glad to get to their corners hen the round was over. At this point, Corbett decided it was about time to begin the fun, and incident ally to see that the people got a run for .4heir money, as they should. 'He walked over to one corner and patted the old boy on the shoulder. "You are all right, old boy," he said. "You have him beat already. Go in and hammer away." Then walking to the other corner. "Strange I have never heard of you be fore. You are in my class. That fellow don't stand a chance with you. Give it to him proper." Thus their vanity was flattered, and in the next round they went at each other like a pair of tigers. They clinched, bdt kickdd, anything that they happened to think about. Crowd Got Onto It. The crowd got on to the joke and divided into factions, one urging one man on, the other taking sides with his opponent. Everybody enjoyed It immensely; except the fighters themselves, and they were tired and bleeding. It was no joke for them. By the time the sixth round was reached, both the men were winded and could hardly stagger into the center of the ring. They would fall against each other in a vain attempt to get busy, but neither could strike a single blow. Suddenly they came together with an awful crash and fell in a heap in the middle of the ring. Corbett declared the fight a draw and complimented both men highly. Later re ports said that it took the men two weeks to recover. At any rate, it was the last "fake" fight that was ever arranged in the town, and the natives are all "Corbett" men to this day. REVIVAL OF TENNIIS DUE TO CRAZE FOR PIN'G-POING Though a Poor Substitute Ping-Pong Creates a Healthful Interest in the Great Outdoor Sport. Tennis seems to have increased much in popularity throughout the country this season, and in casting about for a reason for the interest in the game which has sprung up again, one is led to believe that the ping-pong fad of last winter is largely responsible. Ping-pong is a tame game indeed as compared with out-door tennis, but the craze for ping-pong which took hold of the country at the close of the summer season of 9por aroused the old time interest in the game and as soon as the winter snows were off the grounds the tennis courts were hastily put in order and the game went "out for an air ing" as it were. About six thousand people saw the in ternational matches held recently at New York, and it is stated on good authority that half of those present were ping-pong enthusiasts. No matter what the crack tennis players may have to say against the little indoor game, and no matter how they may ridicule it, and no matter how frequently the Dohertys may repeat their assertion that it is a "game for women," the fact remains that it is a very accept able substitute for tennis during the win ter months. The miniature racquet and table courts will be much in use when the time comes to abandon the outdoor sports again. Next to the intercollegiate championship events, the biggest meet of the year is that which decides the Amateur Athletic union national championships. These games will be held September .o at Travers Island, on the grounds of the New York Athletic club. All the cracks of the country will come together at that time. GOLF NOTES. Louis James, the new amateur golf champion of the United States, will enter Princeton this fall. With his assistance the Tigers should be able to wrest the in tercollegiate championship from Yale this ,,,ar. Yale already hs. twoe cli'rc in Rheinhart, who once beat Travis, and Percy Payne. James is only 2a years old, and until this year was never heard of in golf tourneys. Harry Varden, by many critics consia ered the greatest player who ever lived, has abnormally large hands. Hie considers them as part of his stock itn trade, and is not a bit sensitive to comments upon their lack of beauty. it is the power concealed in those tremendous hands and wrists which accounts for the lenaMt of his CIanst from the tee. Chisholm Beach, a Cleveland lad, is at t'acting the attention of the golfing world, oqf which he bids fair, in the near future, to be one of the most prominent repre sentatives. VI6.ITOI.6 POOL TOURNAMENT TO BE HELD IN BUTTE Arrangements are being made for a big pool tourney in Butte in which all of the participants will be local players. The in tention is to hold the tourney at one of the well-known billiard rooms in the city and to afford every player worth rating at all an opportunity of contesting for a long list of prizes. Owing to the fact that three or four of the pool players are far ahead of the aver age run it will he arranged to have the play under handicaps imposed by a handi capper chosen from among the best of the experts. It is likely that McKinley of the Thorn ton rooms and alleys will be chosen as the handicapper, though there are a number of players who would like to see McKinley and Bill:, Whitford in a match game as an addition: 1 attraction to the tournament. G. BUSCH, Butte Tonnr a Player Who Competes in the Finale Today in Helena. YESTERDAY AT BUTTE TRACK Summary of the Events of the Montana Jockey Club. First Race-Selling; mile and 40 yards; purse, $250: C. W. Chappell's b g Ping by imp. Maxim-Music, i t (Waterbury), 4 to 5, first; J. L. Kirke Co.'s br h Castine, 114 (Lewis), 4 to I, second; 1. Morehouse's b g Chappie, ili (Kelly), j to r, third. Major King, Rey Hooker, George Palmer finished as named. Good start. Castine led around to the stretch, Ping going second. Won handily by two lengths, three between second and third. Time, t :46. Second Race-Selling; five and one-half furlongs; purse, $50o: H. W. Hoag's b in Miss Dividend, by Almont-Maggie W, i12 (Frawley), 6 to r, first; John Hawkiner's b g King of Dia monds, 114 (See), to to s, second; W. L. Stanfield's b g Dan Collins, Io7 (How son), 5 to r, third. Morven, 6 to 1, Maplewood, ao to I; Blanche Sheppard, 6 to s; Winnehejour, la to z; Virgil D, so to z; Aunt Mary, 15 to i; Carlonian, 25 to I, finished as named. Jerid, 8 to 5; Valencienne, 6 to i, left at post, otherwise good start, after so minutes. Miss Dividend led all the way, Dan Collins going second to the stretch. Won by two lengths, necks be tween second, third and fourth. Time, S;o09. Third Race-Selling; six furlongs; purse, $a5o : J. S. Gibson's b g John Boggs, by imp. Friar Tuck-imp. Czarina, tog (Howson), 3 to 2, first; S. Merriwether's b g Devereux, zoO (Frawley), 7 to t, second; C. W. Chappell's blk h Decapo, a12 (Kelly), $ to 2, third. Roltaire, a to I; Captivate, 3 to a; MacFlecknoe, so to a; El Mido, 8a to a; Wachusett, ia to t; Caplota, 30 to z, fin ished as named. Poor start. Devereux led to the last turn, followed closely by Roltaire and MacFlecknoe, John Boggs going fifth and fourth. Boggs led into the stretch and won handily by two lengths, necks between second, third and fourth. Time, i :15. Fourth Race-Six and one-half fur longs; purse, $250: J. S. Gibson's ch m February, by St. Carli-Sister Toruthryan, so7 (lHowson), 5 to a, first; Piedmont stable's b g Ned Den nis, io9 (Kelly), 4 to z, second; T. A. Davies' b m Eleven Bells, o07 (Walker), 2 to I, third. Montana Peeress, a to r; Billy Moore, 12 to 1, finished as named. Straggling start. Billy Moore far behind. Ned Den nis led to the last turn. Eleven Bells. second, February third. February led into the stretch and won handily by a length, two lengths between second and third. T'lime, :21... Ififth Race-Mile; purse, $250: G. II. Neal's b g Dawson, by imp. St. Andrew-Easter, o05 (See), 8 to 5, first; P. C, Cooper's ch f IHalmetta, aoo (I.ewis), a to z, second; Quinlan & Peck's b g Tufts, 1o4 (H. Stuart), even, third. I, O, U, even; Budd Wade, 8 to a, finished as named. Fair start, Tufts led past the quarter, Uudd Wade past the half, I, 0, U, past the three-quarters, Dawson first into the stretch and won by a length, half between secono and third. Time, S:43ý/. Entries for the tournament can be made with the sporting editor of the Inter Mountain, beginning next Monday, at which time the date for closing will prob albly be announced. Among the players in the city who will most likely compete in the tournament are (thief of Police Reynolds, W. F. Winn, Hilly Whitford, Bert Scott, Miley Mc l)unough, Frank Birth and Dan Tewcy. Just what the prizes will lie have not yet been determined, but a list will he made up withlit the next few days and will ini clude a gold trophy fur the tirst place in the list of winners. There are a number of good billiard players inl the city outside of the regular clubh players and the itlcntion is to fol low the pool tourney with anl open billiard maiitch in which a nunlber of the fast pIlay ers in balk line atnd caroul will participate. Sixth Race-Matched $5o00 a side; quar ter mile : J. I.. Kirke Co.'s ch g Judge Thomas, by Traveler-dam unknown, a i (I.ewis). 7 to io and .1 to 5, first; George Miller's hb I Silver Dick, by Tomn Cavendish-danm un known, 18 (Clayton), even, second. Good start. Judge Thoias lfirst away and never headed. Won eased up by five lengths. Time, :a l4. Seventh Race-Selling; four furlongs; purse, $joo: J. II. Brannan's , m Aurora Is, by Val paraiso-Fancy, Ito (Kelly), 5 to :, first; A. Neal's b m llurtle, ito (See), a to a, second; B. A. Chelsen's b in Abba I., to (Frawley), 3 to t, third. Tommy Tucker, 7 to t; Miss D)yke, 30 to t; Madam Bishop, 6 to i; Dyke, 3j to t, finished as named. Good start. Abba L first away. Tucker led into the stretch with Aurora second. Won easily by two lengths, heads between second, third and fourth. Time, :47j4. Racing at Buffalo. President S. S. IHowland of the Wash ington Jockey club has been appointed presiding steward at the comling meeting of the Buffalo Racing association, which begins at the new track on August 33. The course israpidly nearing completion, and will be when finished one of the finest race tracks in the country. AT "LUCKY" BALDWIN'S RANCH Santa Anita Is One of the Finest Places a Derby Winner Ever Frisked About in--Long List of Runners in the Stables. R. J. Collins of St. Louis gives an Inter esting description of "l.ucky" llaldwin's Santa Anita ranch. "No wonlder good race horses are bredl in this place. The ranch consists of about 38,0oo acres right in the heart of the far famed San Gabriel valley. "Mr. Itallwin's ground is fenced in on one side by several big foothills, on one of which there is n lake that irrigates the ranilch. Thait portion of Santa Anitai utner cultivation is a perfect paradise. The orange grovce, covering htlulilredis of iCtr's, were in full blooml when I was there, and tihe ll;agniticent llalln lshaled houlevlrds, through which we drove, must be seen to he appreciatedl. Mr. ltaldw; 1's reslidence is surrounded by the most Iieautiful gar dlens in C'alifornia. T'hey have nothing hut sntishine ald roses frimn one end of the year to to te other. Thie lake or moat that surroands the I talwin residence it Santa Anita represon,, an outlaly of' $bui,0i. MIr. laldwin ii.tasis tihat iit took ton ('hinaii:tion 5 days to dig the trellct. "Somell of thle pai I rees in the gardilens lower as Ihigh as telegrapth poles, btrtini g forth at the topll iltli the Ilmost betatiliul green plumllage imaginiiable. Every ptllat that will flourish. in thie lilalte, which ill cliles everything known Ito botan;iy, is to tie found in the ilahlwin hardens. Ilun Idrld of the iost bieautiful peafowl Iiake their houie on an islandl in theli lake. "Ainother night worth seeing is the dl..er park conltainllg luite na large hlerd. The hiiue of 'lucky Italiwin' is siirruitinilel lby a wall of helldge ilos. the threads of which ate as line as silk. The hedglie prenilts a solid front, and is aihoit fouir feel high. The Home of Grinstead. ''''Thli hoie of t(l instead' is plainted promilintently liver ithe tlitrance to the sttdl hart. 'Griinsteadl was the grelatst thoroiughbredl that ever stloll ill (alifor nia,' declared Mr. ltaldwini. 'Ii snllll have deiioestrated the ir ability to get will tiers, anl his daughters are produciin g lilres if the irst class. I ibelive that Sait tiago will duplicate Iriuist'ad's sucells iin the stid. Santiago was a good race' horse. ihe raced until he was q years oll, and retired from the turf as sound as a hell.' 'The stallions at Santila Ainita include Iey del Aniito, 'iinperor of Norfolk, San tiago, Atiigo, Iloiidliras anid (Ches'terlihel. Rey del Sainta Anitii was caiupaiginedul in Englandl biy Richard ('roker, Mr. tlialwiu having leased the running quilatiies of the ihoirse to the Tiiiiuaniy chieftain. It is Mr. jllaldwin's iintention to give this horse every oppliorlunity to pierpellunte his great ness, soiie of the libest piroducing iiIares at the ranch being reserved for hint this year. "leyondt taking oni scine flesh Emperor of Norfolk hasnl't clthalnge'd since he retired front the turf. Msany Californians con sider the EInlleror toe greatest race horse that ever carrid thei red and black imaltese cross to victory. Mr. Ilnadwin hnimself is nuthority for the qstatemen't that the Em peror witlkeld a mile over the Washington park track itn :.tH. Amigo a Star. Amig i's ithes sirt'e it L a. (;.s'ta. lIon dur- s is a full brother to thie fatmous lare, WI Io f " Forttune, Iby tanuo. t\hIel itof 'lortune is ote of the few great race tIrse', that Ilaltlwint ver lit get away frln him. Site raclted itn the' eI( sr's of tJoe IHairvsey otf Sil I'raineis'l, fitr whomI she Wnil the $t1, it Ilurns httdII lic;ap stiIIomeI years ago. "( 'het.terlild is an Austtralian bred horse, .W yval4 t11l Mir. IIllwin. thinks pretly we'll iI thie ,Il horse' sitI aIccount ofl hi.s halving siredI the good cIlt I.is Medtla ntts. Tis', y'ear ( 'hsierlibtl Is to lie sgivels some it I thei' li.'st mIa'es aSt Sant.l Anita. "ley del (: ai.re. and eIy del Santal Anitai were tl Iaken to Englanid by icl:ard. 'rltkel . lt'y I.l I atrers. riaced on the lother side' it the bug po~id tilehr ti'he name i /s tl l t.' li.t. of Ameri tts. "Lli A Ingele's, the' greate''4t mare that ever wlstse tlist Iihlwu i colors, itn i htar Iews otitIheLt rtianch. "l'Tht oslit tLit're ci'st hit' $.1,<,-,,' saidi M r. lia lwin, p illti g toi l.Oi Angeles, 'hlt 's.'" was well worth the smotily, having wv.n ini the neighborhood of $sti,iu ill t.se daysti whenst lptur's a ill s.lak s were ,'mall ill valr' 'utip.ned it what they were a few years afterl the sase was ieltitl. Thlingi wire' comiinsg llt way in the Ilts when thait slls mars' was it hier best., lit'mperor I Norfolk sild I.nis Anitgels' wisn . yells sli tar'r the atIti yeair. Vii l|sut won the AIit'suitsan dehrby rit niii in itXi; 'ilv'r ( lInd, aisitlher oi sty iyhorses, situ.lexd it itn Ils; itit Miss IFordt, ilty I'tprs.t'.lattive, wa ibri'ate by C. 11. Todd in 11417. In n1H41 I w lnt East dletermined to win the bigt derby for the third tin.ts. Anttele's wais a lsrStly swet' Iprolpositiion hier :,, .It " '.'lin I'inty lest her in hS ()tsks at I.noisville', hibut she rediueted herself grandly its lit' I.t lijia dthrhy, winning the tiun itn alter itisakingi a deaid heat with White.' " Etl. ( 'orrig.;ts's M ,dl 'sty and Lus An t'elis hIve tihe hionor iof b'in:g Ithe only twoi stir's tilat ever won as derby in this tountyiy. lModesty won the first American iderby rus in 5884. Now Get In! Join the Crowds Tonight There's Something Doing! At The 3utte, Iont./NIP4#ATI NO MATTER HOW WELL YOU'RE SUPPLIED A pair of shoes at the prices we are quoting is great property. Our buyer saw this lot and knew they were too good to let go by. He bought the whole stock and now we have got to get rid of them. They'll go all right. We are selling STACY, ADAI'lS & CO.'S 3 95 Bright Leather Boots and Oxfords at * ...YOU KNOW THE USUAL PRICE... RED BOOT SlOi CO.