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BUTTE NOW HAS A GOOD LEAD McCloskey Sluggers Are in Fine Condition to Take Dugdale's Pets Into Camp Next Week--Baseball Gossip. If there has beel n a ll tran here this easonl that has shown the ability to de feat Manager MlcClosky'. aggregation of heavy hitters it is the Stlo.i:me rtitn. Not one of the other teWati lh', imadl a t:,,nti a showing. While 11 c !oal toe l halt w~n every ptaime of the pIei.;re series, antI stands a a. lc i,"lt t th nt e .. f" I i ' l ' rentainilng three, th ll ui, t , ii' h,:. tt it been easy t int,. i t s e' ,: t t!"" I .-I * 1 game yest: rtl;ay. Now if liotte caln tk ;a lI th,. 1, d t, from a f:-t LhI. litg ;,. I ' ti -i k . I :I. Spokate, it r , m x 'll b,,r h,'t Lh',,n o f fin i t h i lg 1 n" t 'a , nll : :t t h e h . . o , ,f I L , proc's-ii it. ,' tlt't I Ila t t !st It ;i . :lt-I according tv iL,,:, i.. r, tj,. ; l. it th cam, of the uM.I 1, i nhly. Sho et. rs t. ab!-' to la n d th e te g ; it. l :y :o l tle , I;t v ,o t"l lt.o row, it atill ,ir 1r. a co,, ,' e s1 itnl to stat t rip o.i. heltlc i ll ut R lhe li t chllent :ho,,in.;, aI.i hy ht. tt.,m onn tCu Inst jourt y to t ithi. It :-t it i, i: eu'l ;a l' to i xpirt t ai t ei bil It e r itr ie:' aIt the, tim e t., f .orr t 1, ty l' tti, ! i tp a t hL e ,r article iof .ll ino than: .ue, hl \t- :it ;r y timn durih;c. .the se:m',, . 'IhI t. a a \.irl h't.n t,., ,r.ov ni ,i for S.,.it't,. ! !t, ll', ! :,t ."t ;, . i -., five ga tt a t l . I ul, Itt. I i. ,t ,i I ti.e, your bltti , , ", n ., o , . II ,, ,I " 1h. t pcl: .1. t y, L:cldel Bid for Loc t!s. In tihi tt . titt it nins , i l ; th " srtl gatmr y'.. I,] l ti. tone iult'y \ It , It 'es. It ol, k ,l the I ltike tit l, .ta, laitu, in for a s , v e t' ' d hr u l i : ,ti I t \t , "n i , l, i . ' 1 1 0l h l t t o p u t m o r, , c ,r.w ;n , rl U h im h lp l, ,. , in t' a given a,1 .e(' of tiln lltltn .tle re mote y the infiehl in t khe i it tint . i tnhiltg.. V;iril, K i e a n od \ V'." tv , r a ll h ut m -h d tl 'i:m; , h.e lly , andt Marshall in right Ih, l dr-,p1pe l a u easy one. tut 'I ittes atmte I the re,'c" t. Before the third ining .was halt ovwr they wanted to take him out, but oi secondi thought it was deci'led that he might as well ftinish the inning. t tlead of inish ing it, he saw hit finis h. Elsey Hunts Shelter. Somehody tels Elsey he e rnuhl pitch, and wihen dilsey stepped into the ibox in the fourth inning of the second -game toli try and stem the tide of the heavy hitting Marys, his countenatnce wore the expres sion of a man who knows he is equal to the task and has confidence in his ability to do as he wills. t it wasn't tas he willed, it was as we willet. Five runs iln one inning made Mir. l-lsey hunt shelter. Kelly Did Well. Kelly proved himself a good utility man yesterday. After the game had been hopelessly lost to his tleant he went in to pitclt in the fifth, and u nder the circum stances made a remarkably good showing. Hlad he pitched from the start the result might have been different. We're glad he didn't, though. Kane Is III. Billy Kane. the fast and clever short stop of the Blutte team, is laid up with lung trouble, which, his physicians say, is likely to develop into pneumonia. Kane left the game yesterday, and the report was Circulated that he left because of a "call down" from McCloskey. Both Katie and Mclntyre were sick yes ONE OF THE FASTEST ROADSTERS IN STATE "COUNTY ATTORNEY." He Is One of the Fastest Horses of His Weight and Age in the State-Has a Very Good Record. "County Attorney" and his owner, County Attorney Peter Breen, taken by the Inter Mountain's snap-shot man just after the police raid at the race track. The SHORTSTOP SCHMEER WINS Court Decided That He Is Not Responsi ble for Physician's Fees. ISPECIAL TO INTER MaOUNTAIN.] Helena, Sept. 13.-Claude Schmeer, two years ago a member of the Butte Baseball team and now playing for the Helena club, yesterday won a suit in which he was made the defendant by Dr. Cowen Ferguson, a great Falls physician. When Schmeer was on the Butte team be was taken ill and Dr. Ferguson at tended him. Ferguson presented a claim for $soo for his services, which he tried bay horse is believed to be one of the best of his age and weight in the state. He is as gentle as an old-timer and can be handled by a woman on the track or on the road. to collect by law. Schmeer proved that the ball club was responsible for the serv ices and that he should not be held. A number of witnesses testified that it is the custom of ball clubs to pay for the medical services of sick or disabled players. Though Still Quite Wabbly. The Kentucky gubernatorial situation is slowly convalescing from Uncle IIank Waterson's withdrawal. Too Absurd to Refute. Russell Sage doesn't consider it neces sary to deny that he will play angel to his stage-struck nephew. terday, and the rorst came over Mc[ntyre w.nitiil. to le:iae the game first. Kane is idol.l at his roiii tiider a doc Ior's raze., :ma I it is illlprn able that he will Ie :ble to hlave with the team tomorrow They're Up Against It. I'11 lill what it is," said Jack (;rim, .imply up against it, and th..:c no us . tll.ii; lany ilthir way. I've got a goal t, am, f,,t mly pitchers are not hable to buck alilnt the Iheavy hittrs lMc( lA.kcy puts on. Take yunllg Quick. IIl is a jooil pithlir. I":vryliily kinov.s )rinkwvater is a pitcher, but we loseIc just IIth: same. See whliat tI yv did to Il'f ister. If I eve- g'.t ilt of this mixup I'll never get in another like it. 'lhe I rill- lo can't work twice ill Fatten Their Averages. A!I tihe Mary. f;attent their hatting Vc'l ' 5 yt ieirdal:iy. Thait seconld gatltie tea, ),I a ! a;t for Mc(Clskey's sluggers lI lt mistake. (lif T'itus lMclntyre and lai. iy Knox htth cutnut d.,t for home lutI. a;nJ Ici rly everyhilt els? on- the t ":n, ,,t ;I lhast a silngle in that tetnark All Mudd;ed Up. Sf l'l-Iane iniile ii +h changes in the I hl l in the Sellcoil g:aIe, to lmuddlie 11li tile ,tt Jlunih of pla).yer. afteer Titus had l.',il. tip in thei air hItey pitched as though Ill were lnolt certainll whI..ther he was play ilng irst or lift tficl,. later, when he went to third, he scenled to have an idea that Ihl' was still in the box. F'rary tried Zp accustom himself to the first sack, but he kept seeing things. (;rim did pret:y well ibehind the hat considering that lie had to jump high for most of the balls. It might ha:ve been a good idea to provide him with a .stepladdier. Zearfoss Is All Right. What would tButte do without Zearfoss behindi the hat? 'I he more one sees him play tihe greater is the conviction that he is without a rival among the catchers of the league. Yesterday he made a sensational catch of a high foul off Kelly's bat. The ball fell close to the stands and nine catchers out of ten woutl have refused the chance. Not so with Zearfoss. His big mitt closed over the ball and a mighty shout of aplproval went up from thlI crooters. McHale's Great Catch. In the seventh iunning of the first game Mcllale made ca sensational running catch of Ferris' lty into Marshall's territory. It was one of the cleverest pieces of fielding seen on the local diamond this season. Spokane Fields Well. Not all the good fielding was done by Butte. The Spokane players again dcrn onstrated that they are one of the fastest aggregations on the lielS in the league. Kelly at short made a couple of wonderful stops, once in the eighth inning of the first game, picking up Weaver's hot grounder with one hand and throwing the runner out at first by several feet. If Spokane had some twirlers they would not now be chasing the cellar championship. IKE HAYES IS AFTER A GO WITH FRANK DUNN Ike Iayes has handled "his dukes" for the past so years but Isaac is still in the ring. Just at present lie is making strenuous efforts to clinch a match with Frank Dunn, the blacksmith of "the hill." Ike thinks were stopped so often by Stewart's face that it resembled a juicy sirloin just front the slaughter house. "Yassah, I'd like to git at dis yer Dunn, agin," said Ike. "I fit him .twice before an' both times de fight was fixed fer Dunn to win. I'd knock dat Irishman IKEK HAYES. , , Well Known Heavyweight Who Is Negotiating for a Match with Frank Dunn Hayes Is in Good Condition. he will have no trouble in doing things to Dunn and says if the latter will fight him he will post a side bet of $250 and fight, winner take all. Ike's last performance in the ring was when he fought Jack Stewart as a prelim inary to thle Hlawkins-McCarthy match. On that occasion the big heavyweight negro succeeded in whipping his white op ponent to a hardloiled finish. Ike's wicked left upper-cuts and teasing right-hand jabs BUTTE FOOTBALL TEAM ORGANIZED LARGE NUMBER OF CANDIDATES FOR POSITIONS-TO PRAC TICE AT THE GARDENS. There was a large attendance of foot ball enthusiasts at the meeting held last night at the Butte Gymnasium. J. B. Coppo has been trying to get the men to gether for the past few weeks, but it was not until last night that he was able to ef fect a permanent organization. While the make up of the team was not decided a practice game will be played at the Columbia Gardens a week from Sunday, when the candidates that show; the best form will be chosen for positions on the eleven, which is to be known by the name of the Ilutte Football team. Jack Mahoney will probably coach the team after it is well under way. The fol lowing are candidates for positions on the team: L. Claybourn, E. Mclaughlin, L. E. Fos, F. F. Austin, W. W. Mcl.ain, H. M. Ilanline, W. S. Jaquette, W\. Trenery, I. C. Mills, Tom W\halend. J. E. Early. I,. C. Early, E. N. Wood, W. iI. Kitto, II. H. Urotherton, J. Ii. Curtis, V. McLain, W. Malloy, George l.ePoint, William Mad dock, Dave Iewis, T. Dundon, Joe Will iams, I. Farland. C. Splcer, Garfield Payne, Nelson Gunn and C. Coughlin. FIGHT WILL BE ON SQUARE ALL RIGHT "SAMMY" HARRIS WILL GIVE $10,000 TO CHARITY IF IT IS NOT WHAT THE OFFER IS. Samuel Hlarris, Esq., ha;s become contsid erably wrought up over the statements that have been flying around to the effect that the Corbett-McGovern contest is not to be on the square and offers to give $1o,ooo to charity if it is not. In a letter to James Bagley, the well known sporting writer, Harris says: "Dear Jim--Regarding the statement that the contest between McGovern and Corbett is to be anything but strictly on its merits, I will bet any part of $ro,ooo that no one can show to the public any thing that gives ground for the statement made. I will leave the decision of the bet to the public at the ringside when the men meet and after the contest. Or I will give the $0o,ooo to any charity a committee of newspaper men may name if the contest is not strictly on the level." down an' he'd git up and whisper ter me, 'you remember you promised to let me win,' an' dere I was. "I had ter fix it ter let 'im win 'cause he wouldn't ha' tit me any other way an' I was spilin' fer a fight. But if he'll meet me agin i'll bet 'im $250 that I kin win and let de winner take all de gate re ceipts." Ike is out with his challenge and now it's up to Du:in to cet. COLLAPSE OF ONCE GREAT TURF FIRM PASSING OF THE MORRIS DROTHERS MARKS END OF ONE OF THE FAMOUS RACING FAMILIES. The passing of tile Mlorris brothers Alfred licnner l and Dave llerien--froum the turf marks the end of one of the most farious racing families this country has ever known. Grandfather, father and sons have all inl turn had an important and leadilng part in the decision of turf affairs fir a period extending over half a century, .lnd oni every racetrack in the East and South and W\tet, from Saratoga to New Orihians. Francis Morrie, the grand !ire, had begun racing thoroughbreds long before the nIlinlis of such 1men1 as August Ilellltnllt, the ehler, D. D. Withers, W. I' ,nhtuch, 1.. W. Jerome, John F. P'urdy, R. \V. Cameron, M. II. Sanford, \V. R. Travers and I'. S. Iorbes were heard of on the turf. Tlihose werete te days when even Sara tlna, the ulIlest of the existijng race courses Ih:l not been planned, except, perhaps, in the riuiforirned s;'glcstions of tho!e who wele to Ibe its founders, anvl whient not one of tihe tracks of the present metropolitan district hi;a even been thovight of. Mark tile progress of time: Saratoga illaugtlra ted in i6,;., followed Iby Jerome park in 1.866, lthin hy Plropect park, nov known as (r;avrrc;r,, anid, il turnll, y Mooi:n t.oltl pirk. It ias manry y:eas after these before Sr."eipshead ilay t.ntered the group of rac ing tnllters land more than a qlualter of :t century before Francis Morris, son, John A., gave Morris park the miost elaborate and ibst-equiipcid course of its day to the rac i.g wv,1li liefo're I .incoln was inaugulrated, before Suamter was fired on, the nam,.r of Morris was potent in turf affairs, and the "all scarlet" colors were familiar racegoers North and South. In the years when the warfare of the rhbellion devastated the land, Francis Morris and John Iunter stood almost alone asi owners of race horses in thq North, and their hands, all but unaided, kept alive on the altar of the greatest of sports, the flickering flame that a few years later was to blaze forth again to a vigor that would light the transfer of the scene of the best and noblest racing from the section south of the Potomac to the North. The passing of the "all scarlet," the departure of the name of Morris from the turf means, therefore, the ending of a chapter in racing affairs than which none more notable, none more interesting can easily be imagined, A truly great establishment collapses when the auctioneer calls for bids on what is left of the Morris racing stock. PATH NOT STREWN WITH ROSES George Siler Talks on Young Corbett's Past History-Deplores the Fact That Champion Is Not Managed by Westerner. George Siler, the eminent Chicago sporting authority, has the following to say concerning Champion Young Corbett; "The path of 'Young Corbett,' ince ha became featherweight champio. of the world, has been strewn with everything but roses. Before he defeated Terry Mc Govern for the featherweight title he was practically unknown in the world of pugilism. "D)enver had been the scene of his prin cipal battles, and hts only victories over boxers of note were those with 'Kid' Broad, Eddie Santry and Joe Bernstein. When he beat McGovern, who was con sidered the toughest piece of fighting ma chinery ever produced in the fea her weight division, he set the pugilistic world agog. Fight follwecrs were astounded, and Terry's admirers could not and would not swallow the bitter pill administered to them by the Denver boy. Enjoyed Fruits of Victory. "Everything alpcaured finatnally rosy to the new king of the featherweights and his lifelong friends an;l manager. Johnny Corbett. They refused :,lce;oveitl a return match until they 1h:1 gatherel the monetary fruits, of thv:ir victory. Terry had reaped at hl.r\vt,,t anit they in tended to do likewise. lHowever, the sporting pub lic dl not :all or'er itstlf to get a peep at .MlcG(ovtrln's conqueror with the result the theatrical v~eit"tre into which he entered did not 'pan ou:' successfully. "Corbett, the champion, and Cotectt, the manager, then concluded the publi. wanted convincing evidence that Curlhet was no ',cratclt' t.halnpiot, so arraLnge ments were made to wade through th, catherweight dieition, cleani thn: all out, then take on Terry again. "These plais aiso c:lne to u:: ught, as, with all their good intentionis, they got only one fight, and that with 'Kid' Broad, whom Corl,ctt defecattl in to rounds but by a rlose marginl. Ilii fight with Dave Sullivan was pr.vented by Denver aid St. i.oui, authotitiec. and, with nothing but hard luck ;taring them in the face, they agreed to give McGovern what lie was hald ering after, a return match. Return Match Arranged. "This settled, ibids for the contest were in order and the bout went to the Nut meg club at Hartford, the organizatio-n under whose auspices Corbett won the 4-I WISE ONES START A LITTLE GOSSIP I-'HLUICJT THAT Th.RRY M'GOVER' WILL DEFEAT CORBETT IN THE LOUISVILLE BATTLE. Nut a few of the wise ones are beginning to start their evcr-ready tongue wagging and are picking Terry McGovern as the sure winner in his coming battle with Young Corbett. In substantiation of their belief they recall the fight last year when Corbett won the championship honors. 'lThe former fight they say was a fluke, and they do not look to see Young Cor bett duplicate the trick. 'Perhaps the defeat of McGovern was a streak of luck for Young Corbett, per hapst it was only a chance blow that landed the knockout, but the indisputa tile fact remains-Corbett won the fight alnd i. the present champion. The ques tion now is, can McGovern regain the honors, hie lost in thie previous battle. Terry is a great little lighter, and it can not 1w denied that he has improved since the former mieeting. Then, too, it is gen erally conceded thi:t he was iout in the best shape before. IBut who canl say which of them has improved the most int the year. O)utward appearances would in d:cate that Young Corbett and Terry Mc (;ovvern are well mnatced. It, fact it would lie a dillhlult matter to pick two len who would snow up morI e evenly oni paper than tihtse two clever feather. weights. Yi Young Corbett de'ieats McGovern this time there will he ntl room left for doubt as to who is the better man, even if the trick is turned in a single round. The ch.iice blow thClery, in that case, will i.e exploded. Jimt t.orbett was the great favorite at Carson City when Ihe went up against Fitzsimnmons, hut FItz landed a so-called chance blow and-well, the story is an old one and too well knlown to need repetition. The former fight between Terrible Terry tand Youing C'orbett is a matter of his tory. The comin.; battle in Louisville or Septembcr e: is of more vital interest. It matters not whether the former fight wa, won on a chatnce blow or what not. In less than three weeks the qtcetion will be decided for all time. May the best tuan win. ?the Sure WThi Harvard Campaeign C .r Cigar championship, for the juicy purse of $14,. ooo. Matters bcLai' to look ',righter for the champion and he went east to train for the contest. But the hoodoo which trailed him from the day he lowered Terry's colors pu-sued him into the Nut meg state and t,ahbed up beiore him, clad in law and order regalia, and neces sitated a shift to Louisville. "'l'his unexpected but compulsory change of the fighting ground, it was thought, had throttled the aoodoo, but lie had scarcely time to grasp the hand of good luck when he quirseled with and split out with his friend anlI manager, Johnny Coe bctt, and dischared Frank Nes house of Denver, one of his trainers. On top of this came the request of the Connecticut Law and Order irngue to the Kentuck; authoritice to irrvent the fi;ht taking place in their state. Fortunately for Cur Ltt, the governo, of the stn' aind th., mayor of Louisvil'l will take ir, hand in stopping the contest, which is shedul:J to talke place ttunler the auspices of th a Southern Athletic club on September a22. In Hands of Easternors. The champion's quarrel with his mana ger and his trainer, Newhouse, is to he deplorcd, as it leaves Corbett entirely in the hands of Easterners. There is not a Western man in his camp, and, as the rcoting contest is the West against the ha. t, it strikes me the champion's interest andl welfare ought to be looked after by a \VWesterner--a man who would see that he cantered the ring in the best condition pos sihlc. I (10o not wish to insinuate those in his camp at present will not have him on edge on the night of the fight, as their reputation as honest men and competent trainers is at stake. The Western betting men and Corbett's most ardent admirers would, however, much prefer to have a true blue Western man to look after his interests in the conm ing contest. Newaouse, the discharged trainer, is spreading reports that Corbett is negligent in his training and that unless he gets down to hard work lie will be in no con tion to fight. Manager Corbett has little to say regarding the training habits of his recent protege, neither would he acknowl edge, while in Chicago, to the split-out. 'Ihe champion, however, verified the re ports of the estrangement by stating that he had been champion nearly a year, and that only 20 persons knew of it, and that hereafter he would paddle his own canoe. PUGILISTS ARE KIND TO THEIR PARENTS PRIZE FIGHTERS AS A CLASS ARE NOT SO HEARTLESS AS THEY ARE PAINTED. It seems to be the prevailing opinion of the so-called "purists," that class which objects to everything on principle and takes an especial stand against prize fight ing in particular, that pugilists are a heart:ess, brutal class of beings. If any proof were needed to give the lie to such a statement, there is ample in the iuere mention of the fact that little Tim Callahan, the popular 22-year-old boxer of Philadelphia, after several years of fighting, has saved enough money to buy a cottage for his aged mother at At lantic City. It was presented to her the other day. There is not a more generous class of beings than prizefighters. There are few known instances where a pugilist has been accused of being lax in parental respect and duty. Champion Jim Jeffries is an other of those who always has his parents in mind. After every battle he fights a goodly-sized check finds its way to his iarellts. fTerry McGovern, Young Corbett, Frank Erne, Jim Cortett, Jack Everhardt. Kid L.avigne, George McFadden, Tomt Sharkey and numerous others are known to be kind to their parents, and most of them have bought homes for them. Some of the anti-prizefighting contin gent would do well to follow in the foot steps of the same despised pugilist. CHANGE PLACE OF FOOT RACE Dundon and Corcoran Will Contest at Race Track Instead of Gardens. All of the sports will he gathiered at the race track tomorrow afternoon where will he run the too-yard dash between Tom Dundon and Pat Corcoran for a purse of $I,ooo anid side bets which have already miounted intto the thousands. The race was first announced to bie held at Colulnbia Gardens, but the backers de cided there woulhd be more opportunities alfforded for betting on the men at the track, so the latter was secured. The race will be run some time between a and 3 o'clock.