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Finally Frank MIanaged to Get Out With
a Flying Leap, But He Was a Sad
der and a Wiser Puncher.
P1ank Burk, the big, good-natured
bailiff in Judge McClernan's court, vas
telling a story this morning before court
"Speaking of roping steers," began
Bailiff Burk-nobody had been speaking of
roping steers, but that didn't matter-'"I
had a little touch of high life a few years
ago at Wheatland, N. D.
"The man for whom I was working
had a corral about too feet square and
about za feet high. It was made of
boards that stood up on end, and was
strong and secure.
He Was Easy.
"When I did this roping that I in
telling about, they had a steer in that
corral which was destined to go to the
butcher's block. This animal had a tem
per like a nest of hornets, and a half
dozen men had been chased out of the
enclosure while trying to rope him.
"It looked as if they would have to
shoot him and take him out. I didn't
know about. the steer being vicious, rnd
when some of the men proposed that I
go into that yard and throw a rope over
the steer's horns. I said yes.
"\Well, that steer was about as petulant
a proposition as I ever saw. When I
went into the corral the men closed the
gate behind me and told me to do my
worst. As I remember the circumstaltce
now, I think I did. When the steer saw
sue he tore loose a low moo and started
to tear up the ground with his feet.
Wouldn't Be Bluffed.
"I wasn't going to let any steer tun
a bluff on me, so I walked up within
so feet of him and began whirling my
rope. The steer seemed interested in the
proceeding for a few seconds. He looked
sort of astonished; then he came forward
as if he had an engagement with ine.
Hie let out a few bellows that soundled
like dragging a tool chest down stairs,
and before I had time to throw the ripe
be was within to feet of me.
"Well, say, my duty was so plain tinder
the circumstances that I didn't hesilate
a second. I just turned and chased around
that corral like a train of cars. The first
few jumps I gained on the steer, and by
snaking a few quick turns got about 5o
feet away. The second lap showed the
steer gaining slightly, encouraged by the
cheers of the men who were sitting around
on the fence.
Took a Constitutional.
"I made three circuits of the corral and
began looking around for some one to call
off the-steer.
"The men on the fence shouted to me
to keep up the pace and tire the steer out.
The betting was a to z in my favor. One
saan who had placed a small bet on the
steer shouted to me that he would give
sne half the winnings if I would throw the
"Things began to poet exciting and T
,was going a pace that would make a jack
rabbit's haste look like an amateur's
half-try. Just then I spied a small square
hole in the fence about six feet from the
Then He Was Sore.
"That hole in the fence wasn't niore
than two feet square, but it was big
enough for my purpose. I sailed arauna
once more just to get the lay of the
land. then I cut across lots on the steer
and headed straight for the mark, as }hey
say in yacht racing.
"It was a pretty high dive for me. but
I made it without touching the boards. I
just shot through that hole like an afrow
and landed in a miscellaneous heap out
side. I wasn't hurt very much, but I felt
sore at that fellow that wanted me to
throw the race."
Boston. Sept. 28.-The members of the
Automobile Club of America, who arrived
Saturday from New York, via Hartford,
,were the guests of the Massachusetts Au
tomobile club, at a reception and luncheon
at the Massachusetts' club house yesterday
and afterwards made a three hours' run
to Sunbury, and points through the revo
lutionary battlefields.
Last evening the visitors entertained the
local club's officers at a dinner.
The return to New York was begun at
5 o'clock this morning. The run was
lmade via Springfield, through the 1irk
shires to Poughkeepsie, Newburg and
idown' the west shore of the Hudson,
The Northern Pacific ,railway now offers a
teward of two thousand five hundred dollars
($s;So.oo) in place of one thousand dollars
($s,ooo.oo) for information leading up to the
arrest and conviction of parties implicat d in
the work of dynamiting bridge at Livingston.
If you are going East this summer why not
'see Salt Lake City and Denver and the elegant
scenery through Colorado along the lines of
the Rio Grande system? You can't beat it for
excellent service and good accommodations.
Only one change of cars between Butte and
Chicago and St. Louis. Write for rates and a
copy of "With Nature in Colorado." (,. W.
Fitzgerald, general agent, Butte, onntaea.
"'KIs of settled Beers."
rewed Aoea BDealdne Hope.
Orde from
, ialllolek
Spokane will end the season at Seattle
and it is pretty safe to predict that the
going will not be so easy as it was last
Butte is doing a good stunt at holding
its own.
Havre will have three days' of racing,
beginning about October IS. Arrangements
have been made with the Ilavre Racing
association and it is believed that a suc
cessful meet can he held in the middle
of October. The only question will be
the weather.
Captain Wringe, skipper of Shamrock
ill, has been engaged by August Belmont
again. Wringe had charge of Mr. Bel
mont's Mineola in 19oo, the year that the
Ilerreshoff yo-foot class appeared, and
won many races with her. He may again
be found at the helm of that boat next
"Brooklyn Tommy" Sullivan, the feath
erweight, who has been fighting in the
\'est for the past ytar, has fully re
covered from a slight attack of malaria,
and has started to train for his fight
with "Kid" Herman of Chicago, which
takes place during the first week of
October in St. L.ouis.
Right upon the heels of the announce
ment that the match between the colored
heavies, Jack Johnson and Sam MIVey,
had been clinched for the new C'ohna
Athletic club near San Francisco, comes
the announcement that the contest will
not take place. Instead of McVey and
Johnson clashing for the colored heavy
weight championship, Marvin Hart, I.ouis
ville's fistic idol, will in all probability
meet Johnson in place of McVey, who is
tied down by an old contract with the
Century club of I.os Angeles which lihe
cannot break.
Hart has been notified of the match, and
if terms olTfered suit him, he will very
likely start at once for San Francisco to
begin training, There is a desire on the
part oi the Frisco sports to see Hart
perform, and Manager Gibbs of the Colma
clu't thinks it will prove a good match.
\\hen McVey fought Ed Martin at L.o.
Angeles he made a return contract with
Manager Mc('arey of the Century club to
fight Johnson in that city. Johnson was
wise enough to see that there was more
money in fighting at San Francisco., and
refused to meet McVey at Los Angeles.
Mr. Carey would no. stand for a transfer
of the match, and so he concluded to hold
McVey to his contract. The result is that
McVey cannot tight Johnson, and as there
is no better drawing card to be had than
Hart, the match is now up to him.
A Joplin old timer who used to play
baseball has a potato and a stuffed buz
zard hanging in his room, and therefrom
depend a tale. The potato came near
causing the West Side team of Joplin to
lose air exciting game of baseball .I years
ago, and the buzzard caused it to win.
The last half of the ninth inning had
arrived, with the score a tie. The West
Siders had three men on bases, the old
timer being at third. It went wild, and
the man at third ran home. When he
got there, however, the catcher clapped
the ball on him. The East Side pitcher
had thrown a potato out of the diamond
San Francisco, Sept. 28.-Benny Yanger
is fast rounding into superb shape for his
bout with Eddie Hanlon here tomorrow.
Each day the little Chicago feather
weight goes through his training stunts
with Billy Otts, who is also getting
into condition for a bout on the same
night in the preliminary to the Yanger
Hanlon bout. Otts is to meet George
Fuller at 140 pounds in a I5-round affair
for a side bet of $,5o. .)tts recently de
feated Toby Irwin and is one of the best
men in his class in this part of the
When boxing today Yanger and Otts
went at it hamtmer and tongs. Ilenny
showed up to be as quick as lightning and
is working to solve Ilanlon's peculiar
To bring about this end Otts when box
ing with Benny covers up like Ilanlon
when in action and Yanger is fast learn
ing to solve the problem which puzzled
him so much in his last fight with
"I'll beat IIanlon this time as sure as I
ever did any other fighter I ever met in
the ring," said Yanger. "And it will be
a legitimate victory at that. The fact
that I am the long shot in the betting
is an incentive for me to will, as I am
intent on risking some of mly own money
on the result, and at the betting price the
night of the result I should will hand
somely as a result, should I beat my man.
"The injured wrist is well again, thank
you," continued Benny, when asked if the
member, which he injured in his last
fight was better. "My hands are stronger
today than ever before and at this very
moment I am aching to land them on
IIanlon's jaw."
San Francisco, Sept. 28.-Chow Tsz
Chi, first secretary of the Chinese legation
in Washington, has arrived here. He
says he has come to this coast to thor
oughly investigate the charge made by the
police against Tom Kim Yung, late secre
tary of the local consulate.
Secretary Chow says he is convinced
that the Chinese minister will demand
that a searching Inquiry be made by both
the Chinese and white authorities in this
Panama Treaty Unlikely.
New' York, Sept. 28.-A Columbia sena
tor, who appears to have relialby infor
mation, says, according to a Herald dis
patch from Bogota, that the commission
appointed to draft a new proposition for
a Pananma canal will report the same to
be useless
to keep from falling over it, and it was
this which the base runner at third had
seen him throw.
"After losing such an excellent chance
to win," the old timer continued. In re
lating the incident to the Joplin New. -
Herald, "we felt somewhat chagrined.
but kept pegging along nevertheless. Fugr
23 innings the game lasted, but in tlhe
2.id after the East Siders had scored thr'e
tallies almost everyone went home, ex
pecting that it was all over with uts. Btlt
it wasn't. The East Siders' pitcher got
wildl from excitement in the atd and otir
first three men took bases on halls. Then
their twirler 4tuckled down to business aid
fanned a couple of men in succession. The
next fellow at bat was a man who hadnit
secured a hit all summnner. lie never
fanned, but invariably knocked a high sy
and was trapped. Although there webe
three men on as mtany bases, our prospects
did not appear bright. Then the hattlr
did the expected; he slalmmeld out a high
fly to the East Siders' center fielder.
Straight towards hint it flew, when sul
denly from no one knew where a big
buzzard swooped down oin the ball fron
above, knocking it out of the fielder's
reach, resulting in four men tallying.
"The shock to the buzzard in coumirg
in contact with the ball was so gre;it
that the big bird died. That is the reascdn
I have such' peculiar ornamlentations."
Busy days are these for the pugilistic
fraternity in the East. Matches will
champions, and ex-championsll figuriing its
principals have been made during the lat
few days with great raphidity.
Following on his other matches. S;ain
Harris., acting for Terry Mc over, his
just closed another miiach for the litthe
Brooklynite. In the ring of the ('ci.
terion Athletic clth of lioston, Terry will
meet Jinimy Briggs. the New Englatld
featherweight, in a r .-round contest Otc
tober 7.
This bout will give a new line on thel
relative merits of "Young ('uihrbtt" ai d
MctGovern. It will hlie remembered th it
recently the "Rocky Mountain Kid" e -
tga;ied littiggs in two tnc-roundl match ls
in Rioston, but failed to put himt away. lie.
however. had all the best of both coii
tests aol failed in his object only through
the cl ever sprinting abilities of hi, Iohstlit
"\'oung Corbett" was matched last Iri
day night it) meet Tim Ctallahan in P'hila
delphia during the first ,art of ()cthobtr,
and has a fight pendling with Dave Stil
livan to t akei place in Itoston albout ttel
midldle of O(ctober.
Jack Munroe., the ex-miner, and Ja k
McCormick. who were matched last week.
will meet before the Washington Stpo-t
ing club of Philadelphia O(ctolber 5. tlid.s
for the contest were left open until yes
terday and many clubs sought this match.
The Washington club, with an olTer of
70 per cent aind a guaranteed purse of
$Soio. securedl the mill.
Terry McGovern. in preparing for his
fights, will have the assistance of lhuitt
Fitzsiumaouns. Fitzsimmtons has always
liked the little Brooklynite, and the pair
had a talk recently. Fitz offered to take
Terry in charge and show himn how he
could defeat "Y'oung (orbett." The offer
was accepted and the ex-champion will
mtove cdown to hath lBeach and there un
dergo the course of training as Fitzsim
mons plans it.
A goodly-sized ceiwdl witnessed the
game of hall between the Inter Motunllin
and Braund House nines at Columnbia (ýar
dens yesterday. The batteries were for
Inter Mountain's Eccles and Sandhbekg;
for BIraund llouse, 'range and Snyder.
Not a tally was made until the sixth,
when the little fellows got three imen
across the plate. But in the next imininy
the amateur champions (the J. M.'s hive
only lost one game this season) scored ±wo
men and things began to look interestimng.
T'e Itraunds made one more in the
eighth, when it looked as if they had the
game well in hand, but in the ninth the
champions got down to business mnd
pounded Tl'ange for four runs, winning the
The following compose the players of
both nines:
Inter Mountains-- Mclaughlin, s. s.;
Sandberg, c.; llewett, Ist h.; Sullivao,
3d h.; Fumerton, c. f.; Stribeck. 3d Lb.;
Kearney, r. f.; McManus, I, f,; Ecclec, p.
Braund Ilouse-Snyder, c.; Tange, p.;
M1ulholland, 1st b.; Holmes, ad 1b.; Megan,
s. s.: Evans, 3d h.; Davis, r. f.; Ivey, c.
f.; MeMillan, I. f. The score resulted 6
to 4 in favor of the newspapermen.
New York, Sept. a8.-At a conference
held yesterday at Bath Beach between '3Bob
Fitzsimutnons, Pierce of Boston, manager
of George Gardner, the light heavyweight
champion of the world, and James C. Ken
nedy, representing the Yosemite Athletic
club of San Francisco, Fitzsimmons and
Gardner were matched to fight at the
Yosemite club the latter part of Noyem
her for the title held by Gardner. The
contest will be for ao rounds at 168
pounds, the men to weigh in at 3 o'clock
in the afternoon of the day of the b~ttlc,
The purse will be divided, 7g per cent
going to the winner and 25 per cent to the
loser, Eddie Graney of San FranCisco
was chosen as referee and forfeit holder,.
It was stated at the conference that
Fitzsimmons would leave for San Fran
cisco early in October anmd go into a tive
training for the fight. Gardner, who s In
Texas with a theatrical enterprise, will
cancel his engagement and proceed tQ the
coast as s0oo as possible.
First in price
First in quality
First in aroma
the great 5c Cigar
The Largest Selling Brand of Cigars in the World
The Band Is the Smoker's Protection.
*Miners 'Manage to Get in Stick Work
and Win Second One-Baseball
Results-Season Closing.
$8alt Lake, Sepit. 7R. -'-The Etlhern tell iupin
DllIwling iln the seventh inning of the first
gann l.t ,I nteul o t a total of ,i r . IIIIN \ lg N
t.yrd with the 11iner. throughoulit the game,
the live ,mattered lit, doing ni harm. In the
seilcond gamne tihe v'iite. imatled N.eavileyer N "t
of tihe ibox in the second inning. 'loiter wa',
usthtittlte('. butt the dilamtage had already lbeen,
lone. 'The rsecondI game wa, called at the end
of the sixthl inning on a ccount ofl darklner..
Att enlance, 3.,r00. First game It II 1.
alt .. I.ak .. n n o a 6 6 1I 3 I. 2
iltn e,...... '. : . ) II I) 0 I 4 5 4
Ilterie(' - \\'iggs and Ila hs'ell; I)l.IIw ng all't
Amitder',, Scctnid game -- It It I"
SHi I..ike............ u I o u r - . ft 4
l tl t.. ................. o 6 . x IIo t i
Jtlla rie, New.wmeyer, Tliieir n tl Ilan ,'n;
l|aJlletin and Anderson. L mpire Colgan.
Spokane Wins Doubleheader.
i-pnikalie, Sept. 28, Spokane won a doubhl
lhr:n'lr fromn Seattle in great style. 'IhlUe int
dial Iatlltedi a pitcher out of lthe box in eaclh
gaRi. Stricklett was forced to retire in tlh
sixth inning of the first c(lltest anlI Maultn
wa- ht;tted out of the lbox in the 'econdt gamle.
Itl klenield finished ,bth gatlmes. I ainannl:llll
wa, invilncible and lhId Seattle down in InmilI
gal.ll Ilmllbnan for Spoikane sec-uredll Ile
Ita l;iKgers and Noirdyle mdie a tIhoCe iiii
n te II il t galme. |Atteallacllel , 3,040. 'I he
score.' : 'ir1st gamer - II IP.
S.1a ll... .... 0o 3 I i o oi 0 O x t 1 .
Seattle........n o 0ao n o 3 o 1-31 R I
Ih:tteries ll)umliann and l.rary; Strickletll
It) I.rnlield and Sanhley. 'mpires--Slagle antd
I:5. lnp. Second gUhuc-- i( II I'.
Sp1ikan........... U 3 0 6 u I x--o II 3
Sltll ..............O 0 0 0 o I :- 3 IO 2
lttl ic, I )llammnn l and Frary; Ma:ulin.
Iti,,kentiilel, Stanley and1 Spencer, L mpire-
S4agh', (;(ven inningo.)
Pacific National League.
Played. \Von. Last. Pi.( .t,
Il l.nte............. . Ilo 88: 59 .5P6
Sllll ............. 142 7 64 .519
Seattle ............... 141 74 67 .25.
S..l I ake......... . 77 31 46 .403
Naional League.
Played. \on. Lorst. P'.('t.
'itt l llhurr .... i.... .lo o 50 .6431
N . YIIk........... 139 ) | 55 .&Il
Chicago............... 1.t9 NJ 56 .591
('incminti.......... I139 74 65 .53.
Itnroklytn........... 35 i 69 66 .511
losto .............. 119 59 4o .425
Philadhlphia......... 13(6 S 85 .375
St. Ioui........... .. 138 41 95 .3iJ
Split -Even.
Seattle, Sept. a8.-Scattle and Portland split
e\lt a doubl.le-lader. Sam Morlris, the Indian
pitcher, proved a good drawing card. lie wonl
Ili galle because 1)rolhan had one bad inllillg.
In the first game St. Vrain outpitched Ioucks
and the hits of the Seattle men were better
hlnchedI. Scores: First game-- It 1 1i
Sieattle........ 1 o a o O o 3 x-6 9 3
Portlandt...... I 0 0 0 0 0o 0 O-2 9 3
Jlatteric.-St. Vrain and Ily°ers; J.uotcks and
Shea, Secondl ganme- It 11 E
Seattle........ o 0 o 0o 2 1 a 0--G su a
IPirllanlld...... o0 0 0 0 7 oo 1--9 i I
Ilatteries--I)rolhat and Ilyers; Morris and
Shea. t'mpire -Levy.
Thirteen Inning Game.
a't pan Irancisco, Sept. 28,--()n1e of the most
desperate baseball struggles ever fought on a
diamotnd was the thirteen-nitilng struggle be.
tween the locals and Sacramento. T'le game
throughout was a spendid spectacle of skill
and striving for mastery, the players taking
and accepting most difficult chances, and tile
pitching being in keeping with the balance of
tihe game. In the ninth the visitors played
even, and from that time to the finish the
excitement of the onlookers was feverish. The
locals closed the play in tlhe thirteenth inning
by mlakingll the winning run. The morning
game was sn eight-inning affair In which LWnd.
, ')" w di.illl t. ;1. :I liA I;g lla , t·i . 1aeiatt lli1
I;;1:1. : 11 ly i' V hiil.'1y. lie .1 or1 .:
\larning an .4, I II I":
'li:IIn Ltt . I..I.. I fI I .t I o 7 I
'F i.,s ......... . n 1. n .1 - ;n d af n t a l
l lltrit". -lrl( e l cl Iha14 n1; I.lanlql.,,' "Ian
7errf,.d.. .S i'.'.lI K tn It II I.
,. lrranl |nto., no 1 o ni i i ii 1 i n i it .. I 4
'FIJiicol....... .;i oIn I oo' I 4 1 3 I
Ilallteri. li--nKarll, ;rahl un 411I. II,,un; IIu rg
nlld ..c:lirg1.
Rain at Los Angeles.
.to Antuel Septl. H. IL. Anglrh. t il.
|l.lld M a e IIIII st llhl nlllll' n lic ll 4 I I'.111 .
Closing of Season.
saiw Ilthe 1l . i( the puIiaint ; I. l.lal hl.
I'hdladlph.ll whon tit -he I11 gau;11. Ihlm,, ao
krclli profelss|onah, piltcIhedl Ifsr .St. L.out unlid
dIi w'ell. In the rclnil d Ralei IIrnwll itn..k
"iut nine of tilth P'hiladelphn: pliaer.. 'l'|th K|h
(nilt ie had thin 1nlytlihrd nlll Ihr St. l.Uial
victory wan larKgly due It, lhi, workt. Sitootls
hitting was the Ieatine,' thie hisg (. h.c'thh'r
iakiing a Illme rlun, a Ihrree it1.ger ;lid a
single out ofi four lilmesi at lint. Sc-tirq
First gnie, - 14 II 1:
Si. I .i ................................ . 9 1
Ihiladelplin ............................ 6 o .
llaterie, Mlines and ( oveny; ,raser and
.illllllnr. Second gaillie - 1 II 1:
St. I.,lis, ............................ ' I. I
I'llhiladelpl hil ................... . ... 1 M I,
IIataltrie --Is.wn and l, ()', ill; AhlI'rriidxle
andl Mllih, Il 'mlire .1'oran.
Chicago Downs Boston.
Chicago, Sept. 2_. The Notional lt-.tne
ste.n ended with n or -ne-idhd gaie, in whilh
('arney's wild pilthing and l:a.gge(ad nupprt.'
trired lt a nwl c:ltchr and thirdl aI.I mal,
hIh making gool imlts."..io', .,i1 their lild
in;g, hill hoih weak with the .h.tck. Ath-1ndamne,
t . tin Store; It II I'.
(Chlicago................................I II 3
lio nl ........................ 3 7 4
Iiti.terile. -\icker ainvI Nclain; t(a rnley 'lnd
Moran. I 'tnpire- -()'i).
"Reds" Lose to Brooklyn.
('I incinnallti, 0I., Sept. ... The Ihaicball Krellon
l tI here witlh ('ijininanti and Il iullyu
lbr'eiaking evenl inl a doubhle' heade'r, It(' Cillllnnt.
ulilalled irooklyn in the first but their lis-.
didi not rotme at the rilghit tie. Stdlhl wasH
Itake.n o11t of the box :sllll rI pi.', t I ,y 1t:.gat
and Iohl went in to 'atch hire. 1he n.,on
goene was called at a tth d of, tlhe ihlll fltln
on1 n(eont Iof darkne-. Att.. endance, , ,.),.
The sc"rtts: First gotam - It II 1.
('illncilnlati ............................... 7 IN J
Brooklyn .........................4 It 4
Itatlerie. I(ogan, Sudbulo , V hl allt I' ltz;
Icidy and Jacklitch. mI:lpire. Ilur.l.
Second gatllle 4 It If 1
('inciatlli .............................. 7 1
Ilrlckl yl ............................ . . I6 t
Ilattttriesi-Il.hn andl Peitz; ''Thatcher mil
ititer. I'mpire--Ihlrt.
Cleveland, O., Sept. i .- C. K . . Iill
ings, iowner of Lon l)illon, ihasi oti
nounlcel thllat she will nollt lbe allowed it OD
into a conteirt with aniothelir horse ill a trial
for stulpreimacy. Mr. Hlillintts iays that
I.ou I)illotn is onitly live years oli aiind con.
paratively inexlperiencld and untrained.
The mare will bie shillped with the other
imembilters. of the Ilillings string at l.exing
ton oi WeILdnesday, whCere shte ha two
After the I exington lmeeting lou I)illon
will lie shilpped to Memilphis, where she it
sclheduled to go against the woirll's trot
ting recordl, a trial agailist time which
will prollably lie her last this seasoln.
Two starts againsht the watch will be
madle at Memllphis.
All-Star Baseball Team for 1903.
Plitcher.-Young, litllt Americansn
C('atcert-cKling, Chliicagol .ati.onals.
!irst bas'--al)visi, Phliladelplhia Amiericans.
Second bIase--lraloi, ('Ilevelanil Almericants.
Short sltop-Wiagner, Pittsburg Nat itiulis,
'Third laste and captaii Collins, lhRton
A mettricanlls.
Ilight fieldl--Kleler, New 'York Alerilcans.
Leflt field --lMrtes, New York Natiollls.
(:Cnterfield- F. Jones, Chicago Amilcr'icans.
Week Ending Excursions via the Great
Northern Railway.
Round trip Basin or Boulder, good going
Saturday or Sunad', returning until
M onday................ ...........................
Round trip Ilasli or loulder, good going
and returning on Sunday................ I.oo
Alhambra and return, good going Satur.
day or Sunday, returning Monday....... r,7o
Ticket office, 41 North Main street, Butte.
W. R. Meech, C. P. & T. A.
Enough to Retire On.
First lawyer-I understand you are go
ing to give up general practice.
Second lawyer-Yes; I have a will case
in which there is a million involved,
Chicago News,
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Their Work as Fielders Was Showier,
but the Men of Today Play as
Good Ball or Better.
II there is one ploinlt lih old-tinme hall crank
always brings uap whenever hte attents a aoda.
ernl .aml' it iv lite allhga.l huperiorlly of the
alncienal (lieatler's. Wlhiu iar a catch is made
hle' ivays tilfafs land aysn; "' hiat wars to.1 easy,
Ya a i t aougtlto lhava e eeal the onle C(llrt Welelch
Iulled downr, in lialtlmore, and the onle Dicky
Johlalllt gotL ly thie anmu l ank on the Polo
timoldsa , ." Ie cana aeriallal aa. l hundredl great run.
I;;ng cate'h.'s, far ltit bIy thn fe.ca a ., thal Iielders
tIalide in the gootd old days, nlod, to hint, tany.
tliing doner by lthe flieldcrA ofc th present tnla
hat ms absurdly easy. i.
No lfua who saw these old fiahlder's arnd has
sea'aa thos,'e of' the Ipreat.t call ldeny Ithat thle
work of the old fellows did seem sholwier.
l'ihlaers of s1 years ago uied to tear across
illlnll'llte pIatches ofl grouuill , I ot l high in the
air, anda ca.e daown with the hall. Ltart Welch,.
for ilniatler, would run wiill thle ball a vast
distanlce, wlhelr round, an!d get the leather
wilhlne l.Ut.d, llugh Nicol's raullning calches
were swnethlng thll like of whiclh ha seldoml
abeen eenl, and Mc.leer was a past marvel
when it came to judging and gellinlg flies.
McA.leer swas thie trainititn oufieider, so to
spleal--thel man who marked the change froml
the old outfichlinRg methodt to those now in
voglle. W\ilii McAleer the Ipresent system of
covering outfield grould Ilegoil to be universal
a ty teil which ha a madI tihe outfield play
Iess than half as showy, but far more effective.
The fielders of thire past played usually In
otne spot, and wouldl wear a patch of ground
bare as Ihcy hoofed erould it. Each took up
a tpositiotl which, ill is opinion, was thie ideal
spOt fromt which a start could be taken for
any fly. lie stayed there through the game,
and whenever a ball was hiit he made that spot
the starting point and the pt d te to which h
returned. Naturally, any catch made of a far
distant fly seemed tremendouisly showy and
sensational. Tile fielder wuuld run like a deer,
and ihe hald to.
Some of the men who were covering the
gardens were weak batsmen, but atayedl in the
game because they could get the hits that were
fullilg atear the carriage yard. Nowadays all
outfielders are supposCd to be hard hitters, and
yet lfewer' flies fall safe thali in thle past. The
fielder of today ranges all over his territory,
figuritng out where the batsman will hilt, aand
is continually under long flie with less thatn
half tie run that the old tlmer had to make.
All of wlich lhas helped c:;t down the batting,
makes the outfield game seem less brilliant,
and gives the old tlilme fans a chrance to tell of
the great deeds in days gone by,-Cleveland

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