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FREDERICKS DEFEATS LEE IN FIFTEENTH Kid Fredericks did what was expected of him last night in lfavre and knocked Kid Lee out in the rsth round after a ter rific battle from start to finish. The dispatch from fHavre has it that the biggest prize fight crowd in the history of that town witnessed the contest. Billy Smith of Great Falls refereed and in the fourth round came near taking the count himself. L.ee made an awful swing for Fredericks' head, but missed and the blow going wild caught the referee full in the mouth, knocking out his teeth. The contest must have been fur Mood sure enough. When Fredericks whipped his first man in this state the Inter Mountain predicted great things for him. Other papers said: "Before we accept Fredericks as a good nanl we will have to see him fight." The Inter Mountain was right, as it usually is. Fredericks has met a dozen good men sicre the first prediction and has won every fight. All but two were won on clean knocknkuts. Kid Lee was one of the toughest lightweight propositions in the \'est, but he too succumbed to Fredl cricks' skill. Kid Fredlericks has been mlatched to fight Jack Clifford here in IButte on April 47. The tight is under the auspices of the Si SPORTS FARTHER WEST AS SEEN BY OUR SPOKANE SCRIBE ,if1 S,1 . 14) 'IIlI IN IN l tilt \%A10) , Spokane, March -5. l:d Mills, the old favorite backstop for Spokane w hen John Ilarnes iman;aged the pil. Inant ilnning trail here, is soon to arrive ini Spokane and again don a Spo kane uniiorm. .Mills writes that he is as good ias ever and that lie will be abtle it hold his job until the end of the season. Mills is a quiet. gentilenanly, noh.1st sort of a fellow that would hardly oter estinmate his ability, so he is certainly as Rood as he represents himself. Spokaine inever haid a ca:tther imore popular than M ills, and there never was a backstop who minded his work better than the lit tle backstop. If Mills Iln.kes grtol Sllpokane will not Ie etik behiuei the h.at. It is the intein tioln of Pl'resident Il;arrett to keep two cathlies, atid Zalusikey will be the other sien. Mills h.s an old head, is great on coaching the pitcher andt a good thirower it hase.'. Ilis only semakaess is in bat ting. ail in that department he is not I he Spokane teani will soon be here. I'ri sident I;arrett and (Capt:ain Klopf hal.e n11t yet given out the definite liceup of tilhe tam, and there may be several chllanges in the personnel before the sea son lopens. .o fair the nmen given ount are : Mills and Zaluskey, catchers: iurns. I antnan, Nichols, Zellai and Pfeister, pitchers; Irsey, first base ; eed, second Imase Captain Klopf, shortstop; Ferris, third base; Ilelndricks, Nordyke and i McLaughlin, fielders. On paper this looks an exceptionally strong team. There is not a man on the bunch who has not played star hall with the exception of Verris, and he is getner ally conceded to be a comer. Iast year was his first season of Irofessional base ball and the record lie made is especially creditable. '[hcre is but one man who could even be called, by any stretching of the word, a "has-been," and that is Mills. lie will lie signed, however, only on condition that he makes good. The club has a bunch of hard-hitters sad fast fieliers. Reed, Hlendricks. Elsey, Nordyke, Captain Klopf and Pitcher Burns are all stars in that department. Ferris is also a good u'icker, as is Mc Laughlin. President Iucas announces that the schedule will provide for five g. cci a week and that Butte, Spokane, Kena and, probably, Tacoma & ill begin the sea. son away from home. It is probable that bith of the Montana towns may play the opening games in California. The Spokane baseball team will have quite an extended series of games to play before the lrofessional season starts. President Garrett and Captain Klnpf are sIow busy making a schedule and several dates have already been assured. The first game of the season , till he played at Yakima on March :o. o(, which date the league players will meet the strong aggregation from the VWestern town. The second series sill lie played at Ellensburg on April 4 and 5. After these games are pilayed the Spo kane team will go to Walla Walla. where the aggregation will do considerable train Ing if all arrangemlents come out right. It is expected that a series of games will be played there. as President I arrett left for Walla Walla Saturday to complete arrangements. Eddie Bruyette, who played a part of last season with Helena in the P. N. I.., is expected to be captain and manager of the Walla \\'alla team this year, and he is now busy gathering a team to meet the professionals. The first series of games to lie played on the home grounds, and probably the only ones before the professional season opens, will ibe on April ii and i . There are any number of nines around the coun try trying to secure that date, but it will I II A RICH CIGAR of elearest, A shapely cigar, brought to A PURE CIGAR, entirely free choicest Havana, surpassing the perfection of form under nimble from adulteration. Tasteful, yet best prcviously produced, fingers of Cuban experts, harmless. ver Bow Athletic club and should be a fierce one. Clifford bas declared himself as willing to bet $Soo on the side and Fredericks bas wired that he will cover it. KID LlI.I prbtia.ly fall to ithllr thi. I":Iks, I; odfga college nr the a.thlettic club tram. 'The fans are beginning to realize tihat the baseball sleas.l is near at h.il. VWork ill fixing up thile (cli groundsl has rnIt mrnced and by the time the te.am plys its first pratctice garme here the fiehl will be in bltter shape thanl it has ever b(. Ilefire. 'I he grlids la t ye ar were hard for the playe.r. '1 he outflicldI had to rrn utp hill and there were imany rogh places in cintr rftic h. lI he entire tfield will lie level this ye ar :41d the grounds in good shape. It would Ip)(Iear lroot the nittItmber of letters retciled by I'resid ~nit 1 arlett that the woods are full of pitchers. There are anyi notumbr of leln froml all s Ieer the tliat-I twho walt simply a chance to hlow their worth. thtere are now lli).ali: yolung fll.ws trying out in Sp.,lkanesi.t Il olne r t t to if lh allpear to basi. the nickintg of ,good pIlyers. lihe retIturn of t're.idett iic :I fiIoit Ia:lifrnia has hail the eel il.it f cre:iting a great dial iwore interest in the 'tali forniia Wituation, ie apqpears I tie hlieve that the teams in the Pi. N. I.. will make ioney h hrough the entire circuit a.t President Iarrett o(f the incut teams sas) lie shoubt not be sutrprisedi tlo ste lth leagues make moneIty this year, as the war has createdl a great deal of interest ai I tile total attenldatne will he largler than before, though divided in fiotr of the cities. Joe Marshall. who is in Spokane, says lie is signed with Butte, but many go with Mcileioskey since the latter received his rel-ease fromi t. e M.itt.rs aInd tiak.s chairge of the San Francisco team. .'Je will prohbaly be stationed in the right garlden. Kid Fredericks ainid iick ICewis will meet i Spokae. unllder the auspici'es tof the athletic club fur the third light the two mten have had together. BIoth ofi the other two mtlatches have benl draws. The onie at Wallace was for -n rolunds and was pro nounced the heat fight ever pulled off in that toIni. The last match waI at the Spokane Amateur Athletic club and lasted for Ito rounlds resulting iin a draw. It is probable that the Autditoriuml thea ter will be secured by the club for the com ing match, as it has been oferled to the club. The two menlt signled agreemenllts yes terday anld everything is now settled. Bouth men will be in the pink of condition and should put up a great fight. Iewis started training this week for the fight and will have Martinez and Thompsonl as his train ers. An effort is hleling madie by the Spokane Wheel clubh to induce Jitmmny Btritt, the lightweight lighter, to meet either Kid Fredericks or Dick lewis in Spokane at thle opening of the cluh's new track. L.ewis atdl Fredericks are both willing to meet the little tighter and it looks aits though it might lie pulled o.IT. The Spokane Wheel club has secured a plot of ground on thle corner of Sinto and \Wasthitlfn streets, on the new street car line awl wilt 1tanceed at once to liput in ant right la1 track' grand stands amnd bleach rs. "'t'e groinils will he fitted up as a ntew aottiung ilrk, the ground inside the track flinred o-er andI motvable seats pro vided so that fights and other entertain liettts hiay lie held. The wheel clhub expects to expend about $5..oon in the construction of the track and IthIer equipments. It is also planned to holh samtie hig wheel meets here this stint mer. hbringingi all the crack tamateurs and professional riders in the state to race. A ehampionsthip meet will hie held for the amateurs early in t flie summer. E. H. IOTHI'IIROCUK. FORBES DEFEATS J. KELLY 5Y AfiIn'IAltiD t'Raiss, Kansas City, .Mlarch as.--iHarry Forbes last night knocked out Johtnny Kelly in the ninth round of what was scheduled for a to-routnd contest. BIG GRID TEAMS MAY NOT MEEI ANNAPOLIS AND WEST POINT FUS OVER RULES AND ANNUAL ' GAME LOOKS SHAKY. BY ASSO(IATiP.O PRESS. New York, March as.--Ulnless the man agement of the Annapolis football team backs down fron the position it has taken as to the eligibility rules there is likely to be no game Ibetween the cadets and the middies this fall. The olnicers who have the interests inn charge at West PIoinh have been informed by those at Annast olis that there will be no playing unless the military mein agree to tle first and fiv: years' eligibility rule of Hlarvard and Yale. !t is l:earned on BowlI authority that the soldiers will lnot recede frmun their posi. tion. The'y contend thait the middies aim at having gIood players who were formerly college players. Among the p-inlts r:i~eld by the W\est Prinnters ane: TIhat W\' t 'oiiit thii dear is to Iee tile pioneer iin a game .how inig tle \estern andl ln tcrnt foontballl .lnthods opposed to each other, as ,he will Iplay the Un'iver .nity of l hiciag Nonvelmber n. 'lhiis game, it in pointed nut. will he most interesting to all enthutia,.ts. If Annapolis insists o t he eliminantin rule \V'et Point will In deprived of dTi onstratilng he. r strength in thie game. I hat the troubles of Yale andl Ilarvard hiave had over the rule onghlt to ,how A\inn.polis the fnlly of adopting it ainI thatl the increase in the nnlners of ctl t nts at Annapolis mnakes therm larg,'ly mimounlnlher lhtne at West IPilnt. gn.ing the inaval ac.atenmy aint ad Vnilitaige which it. nolught ftlt to seek to mak*e greater by diinig -iniutiting with the intention of iweakenming her ipponellt. \Withoult the runle, it is argmed. Annap ilis will have the chiance'i in her favor. HOW THEY BOWL IN GREAT FALLS Great Falls has some good howlecrs. Of this there can lie Im doubt, although thatt city was mot represented in the state howi-. ilg tournamenlt. A R. Mettler of 4reati Falls. writilg to tlhe Inlter lMountain porting editor, says: "Fir sellne reason we failed to send a ti am to Ilutic to take part ill the state tnurnatnetl t. "Slllle goodil scores have Ileenll miade on our alleys of late. tin the I5th ilnst. I made the followinlg sore: , S 4 5 6 7 8 .1,o6nno, s. eU,0 5, 5, 78o.r o .:.6 ,.56 56 "The tirst siar was as eklctn a Iball as any of the strikes. but left a pin on the left hand cuorler w.hIiling. The second spare was a repetition of tile same ron ditios o. thie right hand corner. I thinlk I can thallk the pint-lttcr fur a failure to score ajs. Ih(Iwever, I have tlayed very few gaines, and such a srte oni lily part is, to say the least, a scratch. "I was the rltamlnion for a day only, for Mr. Willian (Juick, upon ieing informed of the condlition of altairs., proceiled fothwithl to run tip thlie following score: 1I .1 4 5 . 6 7 8 9 to Total. ah.i,411,6i.,i·i.I ,1 5'.,t 8to,t,,iJit, 270 -- 270 "lie is a splendlid howlrr, anid the fore goinlg scure call hardly he ascribed to acci dent., Ilck or splecial proviuenlce, as in tmy. case. His records for each week show tmIany scores above the io mark." FIIGHTING GAME IN GREAT FALLS Billy Smith ot Great Falls writes the sporting editor that he is to have the man. agemlenit of all boxing conltests to take place in that city in the future, and adds that Kid Ogleshy and Jack Madden have been matched to meet there April s3 at 124 pounds at 3 o'clock. lie encloses a clipping from the Great Falls Tribune, which says: it was announced last night that Wil liatl F. Smith had effected arrangements with the management of the Grand opera house in conseqtuence of which he shall have the exclusive right to pull off sport ing eveints therein. lie guarantees at least two a month. 'his arrangement, it is expected, will ilsure onlly good sporting events in the city. Mr. Smith revived the game here after it had been dead for years, bringing otf the Croake-LaFontise match and ilerrera-Madden matches, and it is be lieved that he will not stand for any fakesl Hereafter anyone desiring to pull off a sporting event at the opera house will have to see Stmith. NEW BASEBALL TEAM FOR SALT LAKE CITY Stiti aaV31VtOasV As Salt lake, March as.-lhe Salt I.ake baseball team was organized here last night with a capital of $5,o000o. The officers of the new club are: J. P. Thompson, presi dent; C. H., Griffin, vice-president; S. A. Whitney, secretary-treasurer. A two-club league, including Ogden and Salt Lake, will be formed. REGISTER TODAY. PH hICAL. HOUSEZOLLA IF A Thorough Cleaning of the System Now Is the Surst Protection Amainst Spring and Sammer Sickness. No good house keeper ever neglects Spring cleaning. With plenty of soap and water, hard scrubbing and scour ing, sunlight and air, she soon gets rid of all rubbish, musty odors, germs and microbes, and the dust and dirt that have accumulated during the long winter . months. But when the house has been put in order, and the premises cleared of all old plunder and trash, the great majority of house keepers feel that Spring cleaning is over and forget that their systems may be in a worse condition than the house,' and that the bad feelings, debility, loss of appetite, nervousness and sleeplessness from which they are suffering are due to neglect of the more important and necessary work of Physical house cleaning. A clean house does not insure against disease, but a clean system does. The poisons and humors engendered within the body, the waste matter that is clogging the system and contaminating and vitiating the blood, are far more dangerous to health than the dirt and dust of our homes. In the winter time we give free rein to our appetites* and eat more and oftener than is for our good. We inhale the polluted air of badly ventilated offices and rooms, take little or no exercise, and our bodies become a veritable hot-bed of disease-bearing germs, and our blood is loaded with impurities and poisons of every conceiv able kind; and no wonder that Spring time is so often Sick time and finds us in such poor' physical condition, with vitality slowly.wasting away, our digestion impaired, the liver torpid, and all the bodily organs over-worked and out of repair. Unless our systems are given a thorough cleaning, and the blood purged and purified, the simplest malady may develop into some serious disorder or end in chronme invalidism, and often the pent-up impurities, poisons and humors break out through the skin, and all through the Spring and Summer you are tormented with boils, itchy rashes, sores, bumps and pimples, and all manner of ugly pustular and scaly eruptions. Physical house cleaning should begin with the blood. It must be purified and strength ened, and when a stream of pure, rich blood is turned into all the nooks and corners of the system, the rubbish and disease-producing poisons are washed out, and the congested channels and avenues of the body are opened, and Physical house cleaning is made thorough and complete. S. S. S. cleanses the blood of taints and poisons and expels the waste and rub bish from the system. It is to the system what soap and water are to the house. Nothing else so quickly removes the stubborn, deeply-rooted poisons and humors that are destroying the purity of the blood and blocking the avenues of health and life. A course of S. S. S. now will put your' system in perfect order and fortify you against the debilitating diseases and aggravating skin troubles that are sure to come if your physical welfare has been neglected. S. S. S. is not only the best of all blood purifiers, but an unequalled tonic and appetizer. It builds you up, improves the appetite, and aids the digestion and assimilation of food, and keeps the system in a healthy, vigorous condition. S. S. S. is guaranteed purely v,. table, and can be taken by the old, middle-aged and young without danger of any harm ful effects. S. S. S. is a blood purifier and tonic combined, a perfect Spring medicine and indispensable in Physical house cleaning. Write us fully about your case. No charge for medical advice. TH 8IFTrr SPWCIFIC COMPANY, ATLANTA, BA. SPORTING GOSSIP TODAY I're.ienllt \1. II. lucas and Charley I;ane had a long talk this morning and "wmt ,vcr the basieball situation thorough I%. They both agreed that the war with the a'cific Coast league is bwing waged ;,.tif:actorily and that every wing of our iarlly in under the guidance of good gen crs:LlI SIr. L.ucaas said today that the Butte fans .:n i no reason to be sore over the loss of tlt lulskey and the other players. lle de rclared the new players would fill the shoes eof the old ones, and that as far as Mc 4 hIlkey is concerned he is the only man . ho can cope with Harris in San Fran cico., and it is therefore for the good of the I'. N. L. that Butte gives him up. "I have faith in Kane and believe he mill tlake a successful manager," said Mr. Lucas. "In fact affairs look good both in Hlillena and Butte. That talk of the Den 'cr papers to the effect that Butte and Hlelenua will eventually be dropped is with 'out foundation. The Montana clubs are all right." "l The Inter Mountain stated yesterday Ihut Irven Jensen was Butte's new pitcher. IlH was signed several days ago by Presi dent L.ane. A picture of that young man is shown herewith. Jensen is now in Butte .cnd Impresses everybody as being a modest ch;p and a gentleman. "1 am ready at any time to report in IRVBN IBNSEN. uniform," said the new pitcher this morn ing. "I am glad I am with the Butte team, for I believe it stands an excellent chance to win the pennant again." Jensen is a southpaw, lie did splendid work with the Salt l.ake teamn last year, and it was this work that attracted the attention of President Lane. D)own in Salt Lake they seems deter niined to have some sort of baseball. On another part of this page is published a dispatch from there, giving tte names of those intterested in the move. Buck Weaver, who is now in California, has been offered the management of the team and will probably accept, as he has a warm place in his heart for Salt Lake. We wish our Salt I.ake friends all man ner of success and some day may welcome them into the Pacific Northwest. Helena made the hit of the season when the management of the baseball team ar ranged to have President Roosevelt pitch the first ball of the season there. Teddy will appear in the box when Butte and Helena cross bats on May sa. It is need. less to predict that there'll be a record breaking crowd on hand. Helena will do its practice work in Bakersfield, California. Manager Jack Flannery will have all his men in readi ness for the trip west within a day or so. The Bakersfield grounds are good and be side it is proposed to have some exhibition games there. In this way the expense for the trip can be covered. Flannery has annoutnced the nalnes of the players who will be with the Helena club this year. They are: Thompson, Puttnam, Purcell and Ileismann, pitchers; Carlsch, pitcher and catcher; Frary, right fielder and catcher; Peeples, second base; Clark, first base; Howlett, shortstop; Brown, left field and catcher: Flannery, center field; Devereaux and Snmith, third base. There is some probability that Dever eaux may not play with Helena, After agreeing to lFlannery's terms he wrote that he had decided not to play ball this season, Negotiations have been resumed, however, and he may yet Join the Helena team. Jim Murphy, representing the Broadway Athletic club, will leave for New York within the next few days. and while there will confer with Clark Ball about bringing off the Sharkey-Munroe bout in Butte. The club is determined to have this con rest, if possible, and will make arrange ments to bring it off in the big amphi theater to be erected over the Holland rink. The management of the opera houses have decided to demand a larger percedt age of the gate receipts for all boxing bouts In the future Instead of the custo mary rent of $joo for the night, and this had the effect of stopping the game until the amphitheater is built. - Jimmy Britt left yesterday for San Francisco with his brother, Willie and the latter's wife. Jimmy will start training immediately on hias rrival for his fight with Willie Fitzgerald, which takes place before the ?ayee Valley Athletic club April s7. Fitzgerald is one of the very toughest rositons in the fighting business and champion. In. the East odds will likely be offered on Fitzgerald. Work will be begun on the race track Monday to prepare it for the race meet Butte is to have this stunner. Zeke Abrams has wired that a lease has been secured on the Butte anld Anaconda tracks lasting five years. The date for the opening of the meet has not been set, but will last 3o days and some of the best horses in the land will run here. It is believed that not less than 6no horses will be stationed at the local paddocks. Phil Fisher of the Lodge team is cer tainly a splendid bowler. He did some of the best work last night on the Thorn ton alleys yet seen In Butte. He made an average of 213 in seven consecutive gamnes. Had it not been for one had frame he would have broken all scores for single games. His ecores for the seven games were: 255, 256, 2a1, 244, o05, 2a7, a5S. Total, 1,6s7; average, 231. Joe Corbett is to be well paid for pitch. ing for the Los Angeles team. Ilis con tract calls iJor him to receive $140 per week, and he is only to pitch one game for that. Corbett will go from San Fran cisco to Los Angeles, or wherever the team is playing on the day he is to pitch, and will then return to his business in San Francisco until his turn arrives again. But Corbett is not the only leather in the baseball bonnet: A. baseball critic figures that Chesbro, who will draw a salary of $8,00o this year, will receive $1.8S for every ball he pitches over the plate this season. Chesbro, if he pitches on an average of two games a week, will receive $333.33 a game. Aver aging six balls, Including fouls, for each batsman, with 36 of them at the plate in nine innings, Chesbro will receive $i.8S every time he pitches a ball to the catcher Iit the game. JOHN H. McINTOSH,. REGISTER TODAY. O'BRIEN POSTS COIN Y ASSOCIATED PRESS,. New York, March 25.-It is announced that "Philadelphia" Jack O'Brien has de posited $s,ooo covering the forfeit posted some time since by Bob Fitzsinmmons for a fight for the middleweight champion ship of the world, with the proviso that the fight be at 158 pounds. Fitzsimmons already has posted $5,ooo as a side bet, but it is thought he will not insist on this being covered if such action would prevent the fight. WINS THE CHAMPIONSHIP BY ASSOCIATED PREas. San Francisco, March as5.-Joe Angeli. was given the decision last night over Jack Cordelle, the decision carrying with it the amateur lightweight championship uo the coast.