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BOXING ANDCOURSIG THE INTER MOUNTAIN'S WEEKLY RAMSEYS
COURSING COAST LETTER JIMMY BRITT AND ERNE IN THE RING :*t RI ' '." |. ý t. BRITT "4.D T ERRI I.V RI\G COSTIJII?. A picture of *imintity Briti and Frank Erite in Il~ 11M to the night of their battle ftr t:I c!:a tritnship of the world is pu;:.u -lal r the first timte jin tohly't ln ,r I, it.: , Yt,: r.ýn til -ct. ': the night of vtet nrtlllrl ike t...'o pIeotpile. SomIe of the :u-t t:,:t I ;''rtitg tmin itt the woerld er a Cr ;-i th li ring. 1,11tht piic. SPORT IING GOSSIP TODAY OUR INQUIRY DEPARTMENT "Butte, Mont., March 21. "Sporting Editor Inter Mountain: "Will you please tell me on what date Sharkey and Fitzsrinmons fought, Sharkey winning on a foul. Also how many rounds It went and where it was. Who refereed? I cannot find these things in the Po lice Gazette annual. "Yours truly, "D. Bt ONE JOHNSTON." Sharkey and Fitz first fought in Mechanics' pavilion, San Francisco, on December 2, 1896. Wyatt Earp refereed and gave the decision to Sharkey on an alleged foul. It was a roblery. An Anaconda sport writes to ask: "When did the Pete McCoy-Dune McDonald fight take place and how many rounds did it last?" McCoy and McDonald fought at the race track May 13, 1884, and McCoy won in the 32d round. 'Ti+ lhilly Kane asod Piggy Ward. lThe star Ilvirttlp will nimanii the }iutt, a, tlrcg,aintl of ball toI.ter, ;1d the rutoiu I . , c is Iiha nvi iill Saptain tit . 'th1C tl;ii. lic). t , ice'tain. l eii ll ar Wet, n110st tugne loss :slctlsslv. tinti a i,.e tie tif ht hai' t sa i wcoienll ii iiscicit t dic i, tl-r, hust lact mrial tfor dhirec or( prlmieu toky viill Isae lto the ti.a e iFra picki .. atoo. ican il tgave ort space ofut and .\lar hl:l. .Ite :uft Ihtit. lie las had to hip iard! self nt only ilo se.urilt aity. ul otloseld thr c e of our thtt layers oiit hi. thatn er if terlothked r teams will csarent to dig ar their cilt material for tlie good of the league. They ought to do it, for Butte did her share without a whimpehr. .\lc''Ju skey % ill have nour easy time in epicking a good t am in the short space of tio e left him, lie has had to hunmp hima self o thard ite seuring a firm footholere in 'Frisco in spite of the opposition that hle overlooked the players who are to 'ear the Pacific Northwest uniforms in the Bolden (;ate, But .re and lll get there; that's a cinch. "Jhous out tllat whave our opening pa rade in the coast metropolis," said .Mac to ae ywisterday. "I am going to have all the newsboys in San Francisco there with tilt trumpets and I am going to ride atthe head of the procession with Robin. son, who is the whole cheese in baseball circles on the coast. "We'll take the city by storm, as it were, and make some of the doubting Thomases out that way admit that we're dive, anyway." Jack Clifford, the fighter, has been nego ilating with Seattle for some n the and ex Vets to be engaged as utility mean out the. ack is a pretty good catcher and Beattle could do worse than, sign him, Harvard is to have a stadium, an ath S surrounded by permantent batks et easts the like of which is not to be #sod is thin soimtry and in the old world t ah fw o the ancient cities of t'dlacitx of 0o,o0o, ture is hardly clear enough to distinguish their faces. Frank Erne journeyed fronm Buffalo, N. Y., to take on Britt, who had just de. featel Kid Lavigne. Erne had never bIce defrated by a white boxer and it was understood that the bout was to de. cide the white litghtweight chamfpionship of the world. Britt proved too strotng for the crafty and clever Erne and the l;tter was. knocked out in the mIlidllc of lthe e.tInth round. itill ;uwxiliary accni,,iimod:atlin for mono more. is to be uivcl to the uniiersity by the crlass of 1147,. Sni:al D)ickey Knox ha, v:anusedl these part', aild is now speediing in the direction of Evansville. D)ickey will play in the out. fic d for Evansville in the Central league. D)ickey came round Ito se its before lcavinA and namong oth er thinlt*, said : "Say, l'In going to break Iself of that halit I have (of ahusinlg my self il the tield when I mis a ball. 'Ihey say I 1 II It e r ci T)T('KEY KNt)X fully on surhl occi-ins i and it's a had habit. Just tell my fricnls that I'll be different if I shlould ever co,.e back to Ilutte to play." 'Tlhe croat papers in. California would ha:ve us believe that Sexton and Ilickev found all kinds of fault with the Pacific Northwest mIanagers out there, but the fol lowing intcrview with Sextonl published in the Dl)emer "'imes shows what the real truth of the situationl was: "\Ve tried to talk peace to thetn," says l'residei nt S.xton, "but they wouldhl hear ione of it :mI now it is goiing to) Is a Sar tI a ii.h. \e have put baseball chile in both iL, .\n.clks and San Fran ci , to conflict l ith te i hil the they have ti, r,. ItIth the i ,wv clubs hate the stru e;cst kitl of lin:ancial backing and s'.ill ~ic the oi l Ilagtel a g iod, still race. Charley 'ieilly, wiho tused to play \t ith I lItver, has the L.os Angeles club and Sr ill iput a string temt in there. A. thI' BRITT-HERRERA FIGHT OFF-OTHER MATCHES At 3 o'clock thi af'ternoon there had 'been no agreement reached between Biddy Btishop and the Iritt t,, and the match will not come off. Yesterday afternoon Willie Britt agreed to leave the adjudication of the matter to thei sporting editors of the three Butte papers. His Ipropositionl was to allow them to act as an arbitration committee of three. Anythinlg this conmmittee llmight decide upo'n, he said, would be agreeable to him. \Vhen the committee proposition was taken to Bishop. however, the later said he would prefer not to leave it to anylbody but himself. "With all due respect to the committee named, I think I am fully able to attend to my own business," was the way he put it. Bishop says that lie will not concede weight to Britt, for the reason that there are huitdreds of backers of Hlerrera who will bet oil his chances, trusting in Bishop to match hint right. lie says it would not be doing justice to these people to match Hlerrera at a disadvantage. Britt still thinks lie has been wrongly treated, and there are lots of sports in Butte who think with him. They argue 'that if Bishop would match Herrera with Britt, giving the latter the weight he asks --ta ringside-the odds would be placed That brought Britt into prominence.' He is generally conceded to be the best of the lightweight division, barring Joe Gans. The latter is a negro. however, and Britt has drawn the color line. In the picture Erne statnds on the left :andl is the taller of the two fighters. Smith, the referee. stands in the center. It is an interesting picture and by reason., of the fact that it is the only one of the kind in existencec is quite valuable. situation now stands,. the new f.qpie wii. ciniilict with the old in four of the si! cities on its circuit. It will lie war to the tinish. and with thet N;atimilnal association htllping out the new league we expect to win out without trotubilt. as e will do all ini our power to cripplih te C'alifornia league. lihe old :leagu: hlas had things its o141 way for hi loung tIhat it was n0ot disposed to treat With uts. but I am well saitisfli.I that the Intllinat , will see their mistake Ibefore they get througli. They weakened stine wihen they dlicuv.red that we had good eroundi s and good backing in both Sain Ir,.lci:co and Ios Angeles, but there Inetlr wais a chance to patch the dilference i tip. Now we will go ahead and drivey tihlimt out of lbusinessl andl divide the territory tip among our mel." Tl'h. fiIght sitluatiln is tolt any too lively julst at present. llltte sports had hoped to see . e rrr:a lland lritt clash on the 27th, Ibut they tcouldl'ti get togetther and there has been s.i much tickering that the date of the 27th non't lie used at all. T'he iest tihti w ill prolably lie the I.alontime-l)aly gi. Now wllitch wha:it we prdcic.: 'The new clot,, wlhose. articl'es have beein tiled, is goingl ti, kill the boxing gameil in Butte unless it keeps awful quiet. One of the chief plromioters is a man who has just cOllie to Butte anll who liIhas maide lots of dough .since comliK. Ile l:had best leave gKuil cOllLig It lone. That new bIuilding to go tip over the sk:atiiig rink is the higge4t proposfition of theI )ear. All opera lhouse is a poor place at hest in wlhich toi have a prize light, and1l thenii, to, it will take a bligger place than anlil olpera hliOs to hold the crowd that is sure to aitteilnd the Sharkey-Muni roe hoiit. Just think of o.00o sllectators .n1 (yet i ell( will say that we haven't golt the Iet splllrtingi town1i in the country I _.. :. -. . .. . = _.__._ : .. .. :.=-- .. ·----, accordingly, and Ilcrrera's backers would be satisfied. lHowever, it is now an assured thine that the match will not take place, and Britt Imust now look around for other game. Several challenges have been hurled at him, and lie says he is niot at all particular as to who his opponent will be. lie sill leave that to the club. Jack Clifford ofiers to fight Britt and bet $5,o on the side, and so does Kid Fredericks; but neither of these men will be chosen, as they have been matched to fight each other here on April 27. 'roly Irwin is willing to come to Butte to meet Britt at a day's notice, and the club may send for him. Irwin, it will be remembered, holds a decision over Clif ford. Another man spoken of Is Chicago Jack Daly. Britt says lie will allow Daly to make 14o pounds ringside. l)aly will hardly lie chosen, however, as lie is already matched to fight I.aFontise. To a ,man up a tree it looks as though Irwin is the best man obtainable. Treasure State Company. llelena, March .--C. W\\'. Sammis, B. W. Wiluon, John W. Muhoney and others have incorporated the Treasure State Min ing company with a capital of $1,ooo,ooo. The incorporators are of Butte. BASEBALL AND TRACK Will Soon Be the Order at the Largest of the Universities. -I Within a few weeks serfous' work foe out loor sports will begin for the various undergraduates of the big colleges. With In so days active outdoor practice at ball, lacrosse and track athletics will hA he subject of consideration in 'varsity les is mostly the outlook for the Initer .egiate track championships. Of course it is early yet for close speculation as to the chances of Yale, Harvard and Prince. to. the leaders last year. Still, some idea of .leir respective merits can be gathered 0 tin the men from last season these three toleges will have to rely on again this year. At Yale, of the veteran sprinters, F. R. hMirlton, the fourth man in the too-yard dasth, is Ili's best rntner. Schick. the iinner of second place, will compete ag:,iI for ilarvard. In the aao-yard sap int. Mottulton, third last season, is ag.nt Yale's main reliance. I.ightner. the wi,1rer in t19o; Schick, third. and Ilaigh fol.th, will run for Harvard. The Prince ton re'presentative in the halftt mile is Ad sit. who won second place. 'I he point scorers for Yale and liar. vallI ill that event have left college. C. S. Jacobus of Yale is a veteran in the mile run. S. W. I:ranchot of Yale. third miIan. is the only student scoring last year in the two-mnile who is still in college. Converse of Harvard, winner of the low hurdles, and Clapp of Yale, second man, will conmpete in the tao-yard hurdle. In the asu-yard hurclles Clapp of Yale. see and last season, is the only point winner .~ft. .( ,nleman of Princeton will lie the main competitor in the pole vault. In the high junmp Jack of Yale and C'urtiss of Prince. ,n will contest. They tied for second east year. All of last season's point win ners in the shot-put will compete again. They are: Beck of Yale, first; Tingley of Harvard, second; De Witt of Prince. ton, third, and Robinson of Harvard, fourth. De Witt of Princeton., who holds the intercollegiate record for the hannmmer thrnw, is relied on to win first honors again. Wright of Princeton, third, and P'iper of Ilarvard, fourth, are other vet erans in this event. IlRoughly speaking. Yale is very weak in the pole vault, broad jump and ham per throw, and her prospects are not of tlhmbrightest in the short-distance con TeLI. larvard,. on the contrary, remains strong in the sprints and hurdles, and has several men. both new and from last .year's maead, .. It she counts on for much. Princeton, though not having a Ihs team, has several star performers: with the tigers, in fact, It is a case of ' flity .rtt1g}rtan. quantity. MR. FRAWNLEY IS SORE And Will Not Push His Boxing Bill in the Legislature. IlY AS'Oi'IAI I.I I'l(l.Si. Alhany, N. Y., March .-. - Ilelieving th.at the splorling element that favors glove cnitests in this state have sold him a gold nhik, Senator FIrawley has practically ah.oloned hi;s bill creatiin at "boxinig com in -Jin" and has turned his attentiuon to w:!,l the amateur cold of the sport. \\ hen he prepared his bill providing for II. li:.en-iing Ii) the state the senator was :a-.red by the lprofesionals that they wrll ! remain very quiet until thie mIeasure Co' llI be ateld on. Instead, the number of fil :. lights pulled o( ill private showed a perceptible increase. The result was that I;overnor ()dell was deluged with nt irplaper clippings showing this fact was that a certain Broadway sporting man was tl:aking matches to be held in New York in the month of May, and his anger was aroused. lie caused notice to be served on Senator Frawley that there was no use pu hing the bill. I lie senator, realizing that the governor is determined and desiring to legalize box in matches of some character had anl oth!.r bill prepared, which is now lwefire thi coides committee of the senate. It per Inlt- bo)xinlg Illatches between amateurs tn der the jurisdiction of the Amateur Aith li uniion of the United States wilth eight oun:c gloves. Such colltests may lnot coll timnl for more thanl 15 minutes and 111mllst h. for ltmeda:lls or prizes other than money. a'll;tor Frawley has private aislsrances tII t there will not lie very widespread olposition to his bill and will ask the coin lltltee to grant a hearing on it at the earli. et possilble minute. Crown Prince Recovering. Ya ASSOCIATED PrESS. ('airo, Egypt, March at.-The G(;erman Cromwn Prince Frederick William has so far recovered from measles that he is taking two-hour drives. Prince Eitel, who sufiered froml the same disease, has also retained his usual health. MENl OL, YOUN SI al ND MID e A DI Are YOu weak)vit D t.ird of lls?' Itsts Yo utterly l`ailea i I our urt(s to regain he ilth' Wrile tnday, ,uirlos I1ft 2i nstmllp, for A WARNINO VOICE Iticth fully explalns t to grest sicl ltsis arid msters' modseo treatment In thon. diseases I , I ryounhll of life. ti 1 Iiss aro of co ,00o cures i lrt mostL mLost betwiee lu hages of y Ne atitt I haveil OVER 3 YEARS ACOngUERER OF DIECASE Treatment and lediclnes ONLY$1.n A MONTH Atldrss In full coiildenc D W i V ._ $ti . C eIii. _oL, LA. DC Euugtess soJ Bts., V l~es. RAMSEY TALKS OF BASEBALL AND OTHER COAST SPORTS SPECIAL. TO Ttg INTER. MOUNTAIN. Seattle. March ar.-One week krom to day "Kid" Ifulen will show up in Seattle to begin getting things in shape for the opening of the baseball season. He is to have Lull charge of Dugdale's men this yekr, and a better selection could not have been made. D)ugdale has ao men under contract, and they are ordered to report here April r. Because of the raid made on his team he will present pretty much of a new line-up, and if the new men make good his team will prove more of a drawing card than ever at home, for the fans will go out the first few times through curiosity, and will keep on going ann swear they are seeing faster ball than last year if the team gets o0f well. The fat manager knows as much about hall players as any one in the business, and he knows he has to have a fast team here this year. so he can he depended upon to deliver the goods. Since the outlaws stole so many of his men. I)ugdale is not Imentioning any more names of players. so ni, one will know just who he has signed until the men report. Willie llogg writes that he is comning back and that he will pitch just as good hall this year as he did last. If he does, his will be a most remarkable case. This kid broke his pitching arm at Portlanl one day last fall while delivering a hall, andl all the wise ones shook their heads amnd said "It's all oft!" Willie went to his home in Pueblo. and as soon as his arm was out of the splints lie Iegan using it. As it got stronger he began throw ing a ball, and for the past two montns he says he has been speeding 'em up every day for every ounce of steam he ever had. With his peculiar underhand delivery Hogg was a very successful patcher last year. Old-time players say he did not have a thing in his repertoire that waq easy to hit. At the rate he was going at the time be got hurt he was very promising material for the big league. If he reports in good shape, Dug dale's problem of getting as good a pitch ing staff as he had last year will be par tially solved, for this youngster can hold up his end with the best of them when ihe is right. as. The fans here are all hoping that Mc ('liokcy will be allowed to manage the San Francisco team, for they know he will nmake Harris hunt his hole. According to Mac Harris is a very badly scared llebrcw right now. Harris has a crooked foot, and .Mac says if his foot was straight he would gladly pull it out of the hole he has put it in. lie tried to shut the North west people out of San Francisco by of fering $So,ooo for a lease on a little cor ner of the. grounds that McCloskey had only a verbal option on. T'he man who owned it was wavering under so lig a templtaition ahrn lc'loskey heard of it. John went around to sece him and just scowlcd at him, and the lease was signed in a hurry. Itf Mac goes to Sani Fran cisco Hlarris will get chronic insomnia. l''hc latter had hired Joe opchland, he of the foghorn voice, who was with Butte hlat year, to do his advertisin:g stunt onil the streets. 11c*'loskey is already figur ing how lie will have a couple of men follow Joe. each of thent 'hearing huge hba.,,ers telling tile people to go to the oth.'r park. Joe will thus ,e worlking for IT IS KANE AND WARD While Kanie and Ward have not been definitely decided upon as manager and captain of the Ilitte baseball club, it is almost asn assured thing that they will he formally selected by the directors. This was made apparent yesterday af ttrnoon when 're ;ident Iane telegraphed both Kane antd Ward their transportation and told them to report in Butte by April i. The Butte players will prepare for the season's opening in Salt Lake, and as soon as Kane and Ward show up here they will le instructed to get the team together in the City of the Saints. Father Tom Kelly has also beenl sent for. The directors seettmed to favor Zearfots for Mlc('lohkey's successor, but as Mac in sistel on taking Dave to San Francisco with him. Billy Kane was decided on. Kane is a cool-headed young fellow and at sholt. top position is hard to beat. lie lats Ineser beenl tried as an organizer, but thIre is noI good reason why he should not mIake a corking good itmanager. A. for \\wd, lie -will ntuke as good a WILSON'S BEE HIVE Some sell Jewelry at private sale-some auction it off to the highest bidder, but we give it away absolutely Free and all you want of it. For a purchase of $z.oo you get your choice of 100 Stick Pins. For a $2.00 purchase, another lot. $3.00 purchase, your choice of another lot. a $4.00 purchase, another. $5.oo purchase, another lot to choose from. OMcCloskey and drawing pa9 from liar ris. Tom Kelly's many friends here are glad to note that he has signed up with Butte. Kelly is a natural hitter, but his fielding lacks finish, or he would get a regular place in the outfield. He is a southpaw, and if he is worked regularly can take a regular turn in the box. lie was wild last year, but that *as because he lacked work. With such a hard-hitting team as Butte behind him Tom should make the best showing of his career. So it seems that Tacoma is not to get Johnnie Kling after all. The Tacoma men were game, offering hint $.3,ooo a year, and they say they would have stood for $4,000.ooo had he asked it. Kling signed a contract all right, but finally concluded to stay with Chicago. .1lcKibben brought the boy out and he was sorely disaplpoint ed at being thrown down by a man lihe considered his friend. lie says lie will have other catchers, however, who will hold up their ends in this league. A fight that should prove a corker is that b1tween Rufe Turner and Jimmy Reilly at Tacoma on the 2;th. Turner ought to win. Jimnmy is a brother to Tommy Reilly, the promising young mid= dleweight, and he is a hard hitter with both hands, being willing to take a punch any old time in order to land one. Turner is too clever for hint. however, and he has a couple of punches himself that will drop the best of them. Unless the men are fighting for a return match, which has beent too frequently the ease in this sec tion of late. Turtner should cop the monet in to rounds. The next match of any importance at Portland will be between Kid Carter. one of the best of the light heavies, and Jack Johnson, the moke who whipped Denver 'Ed. Martin, recently in California. John son will have all the best of the weight, but Carter knows more about the game. Carter is a glutton for punishment, and the fight will likely prove an old-fashioned slugging match, with the referee doing some lively sidestepping to avoid stopping a knockout jolt himself. When business falls off a bit in his saloon. Tommy Tracey breaks into print to say that he wants to fight again. His latest dream is to meet Joe (;ans at 138 pounds. A few weeks before that he want ed to hitch ttup with Joe Walcott. The sheriffT would qtver allow the last match, for it would be sheer murder. Gans would have to get out of his class to make iJ8 pounds, but at that Tommy would have to be content with the short end of the purse. even if the match were made, which is not likely. Seattle sports are f,llowingl with a good deal of intercet the career of Kid Freler icks. lie has some of the ear-marks of a co.mer. tbut as he has never mIlet a man of class it is impossible to get a true line ont his ability. lie can hike an awful heating; that he has demuostrated in Se:ttle a ilumber of times. Ilis chief fault is that he is alt to get careles.s atul some of these days a clever manit will sneak in a punch that gill cure him of that habit. R.AMlSEY. field captain as any of them. lie is a crack-a-jack player and a cool hand. McCloskey went east last night, where he will collect some good material for his 'Frisco team. Part of his team will Ib made up of players furnished by the sev eral teams in the P. N. I.. Butte fur. nished her share when she gave up Zcar foss, hlouts and Marshall. MINERS DRIVEN FROM MINE Spokane, Wash., IM&rch a2.-A special from Cranbrook, B. C., says about 5o masked men went tp to the No. I Coal creek mine, near Fernie, at an early hour this morning, and compelled the six mlen working on the fans tIo leave the place. Revolvers were used threateningly, and some altercations occurred. The masked Ien then went to Mine Superintendent Doneen's home and threatened the super intendent and his wife. The police hastily secured a special train and brought the workingmenl Iack to the mine. This is the first act of violence is connection with the coke strike.