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GENERAL NEWS OF SPORT WORLD
BASEBAL MAKING DSOME 1,200 DOZEN A OAY ARE TURNED OUT IN A BIG PHILA DELPHIA FACTORY. Baseballs are used only during the spring and summer, but all through the year they are made. One plant in Phila delphia has a monopoly in the manufac ture of the best balls-the $s.so official sort-and this plant employs, year in and year out, x,z5o hands, and it makes, year in and year out, x,soo dozen balls a day. Thus far its annual output is close upon 5,ooo,ooo baseballs a year. The method of making all those balls -a glimpse of the inside of the big five-story red brick baseball factory, with its 1,aSo young men, young girls and boys at work-is interesting. The first room is the winding room. This room is as big as a concert hall, and running up and down it in straight lines are machines, each about the size of a child. Before each machine a boy sits. He lisa on his right and on his left a wooden shelf. Upon the right hand shelf are balls of the purest Para rubber, one inch in diameter, and he takes up these balls, one' at a time, and puts them in the ma chine. The machine winds. about them, more regularly than binds could do, a very strong and pure qualsty of woolen yarn of a bluish hue. The yarn is of the thick sess that is ct.lied four-ply; it is about as thick, that is, as straw. After enough of it has been wound around the Para rubber center to make a ball two inches in diameter the machine stops of its own accord, and the boy removes the little ball and places It on the shelf upon his left. Then he puts an the machine an other Para rubber centerpiece, and the Instrument begins again to wind its wool en yarn about the rubber. This boy and the machine make, between them, little balls, half rubber and half yarn, two Inches in diameter. That is their whole duty. Fifty boys and so machines do this work with a clock-like regularity in the big room. There are a half dozen smaller boys who go to and fro with baskets, gathering up the two-inch balls as they are finished. These boys take them to a young man over in one corner, a young man called a "dipper." The dipper stands beside a vat, the size of a bathtub, that is filled with a fluid as thin and colorless as water-a fluid that resembles water precisely. In this vat he dips the balls, and then stands them aside for a little while to dry. The weak-looking fluid is in reality a very powerful plastic composition, or liquid cement, and it is this composition which insures to the balls a permanent round ness, which prevents them from ever be ing (as the phrase is) batted out of shape. The balls now go to 5o other boys at so other machines. These machines are like the first ones, only they are differently regulated. They wind upon tle balls a second inch of finer woolen three-ply white yarn-and the balls are dipped again in the strong cement, and, after a second drying, they are ready to be covered. Their covers are made of an alum tanned horsehide that is as soft and white as the gloves men ,ear at night with their evening clothes. This hide is nearly one-eighth of an inch thick. One horse supplies only r8 ball covers, for only the strongest and best portions of each hide are used. As the hide comes to the factory from the tanners it is knee-staked. To knee stake a hide is to get all the stretch, all the elasticity, out of it. A robust young -man lays it across an upright plank, or stake, that is knee high, and he draws it hack and forth; he iears cown on it as hard ashe can; he stretches it to its ut suost limit. Were hides not l'nee-staked in this way the covers made from them would become loose and wrinkled after they were sewed upon the balls. The machines that cut out the covers are huge. They are to feet in height, and the massive-looking ironwork in them weighs many tons. Each machine has a man seated before it, and each, with two strokes, cuts out the two eight-sihapet covers of a ball and at the samne time per forates the cover's edge. S Waddell's Galary Attached. Columbus, Ohio, Oct. 6.-"Rube" Wad dell, the pitcher, who appears as the in eradicable stain in the melodrama, "The Stain of Guilt," had part of his salary rubbed out today by President T. J. Bryce of the American Association team here. In the old days, when Rube pitched for Tom Loftus and the Western association here, he ran up an account with Bryce for red neckties and silk "galluses," lie left *without paying. Today Bryce attached his salary at the HIigh street theater and Rube uncheerfully paid the bill and the costs. To get even ,Rube has agreed to pitch against a fe imele baseball club from St. Louis, which is billed to play next Sunday at Bryce's park. Piano tuning and repairing, reduced rates. Orton Bros., ase North Main. 0 / 'COPnmrars - - Of Inlteret to Every Man who would have a swell, elegant and hand some winter overcoat it Is when he shall decide who Is to furnlsh it. In Butte everyone, knows that when you want to possess that undefinable something called style that it can only be given by an artistic tailor who can give yeott a perfect fit and finish it in such elegant manner as Bell. We have some fine imported and domestic woollens for your choice that are rich and handsome and exclusively our own. JAMES W. BELL Tailor and Draper 85 Rest Broadway BUttte, Mont. SIDE LIGHTS ON THE DAY'S SPORT NEWS The Butte baseball team, or what is left of it, arrived home last night. Mc Kevitt has gone to Michigan and Shaffer is working in Helena. Several of the boys will stay in Butte this winter, Ban delin says he likes the town so well that he proposes nmaking it his future home. The fight between Jack Munroe and Jack McCormick was not pulled off last night at Philadelphia. All told, there were about 17 persons in the house. Mun roe's task of fighting his way to the top seems a hard one. Our Jack Munroe is finding that the rose-strewn boulevard that leads to the championship is lined with a grievous number of thorns. R. J. Monahan made a score of 26r at ten pills this week at the Pfister alleys. John Daill. the expert pool player, will leave soon for Chicago. Before going he will play match games with Jake Pincus and J. S. McKinley. Bob Fitzsimmons says: "IHow can I tell what round of a fight I will win in? I don't know that myself. When I started I might have let a fight drag a little, but I have gotten all over that nowadays. I just go in to finish it as quickly as I can comfortably. The only man I ever stalled off in my life, letting him stay when I could have knocked him out any time I wanted to, was Peter Maher. It was when we fought at New Orleans. Just to oblige a friend of mine in the club. who wanted to see a fight, I let Maher stay awhile, when I could have finished him any time I wanted to after about three rounds. "But that is a dangerous game. That is the mistake Jeff made when he let Munroe stay. Look at the things the papers said aboct himn then. It doesn't pay to let them stay. I don't do it myself. What is the use of losing reputation that way? "When you can win. go in and do it; that's my motto. That's the way I did with Ruhlin and Sharkey and all the rest of themI." Jim Corbett is getting $700oo or more a week for talking on the stage. That's a goodly sum for a quarter of an hour's work each night, and Jim knows it. Now, if gentle Jeems will just confine hij talK to the stage we will not have to endure the long-win:ded arguments of Itob Fitz simmons. Corbett said something "about wanting to fight Fitz a few days ago. Fitz itmnediately took it up, andl for a few days it looked as though we were going to have one of those long-winded sieges that only tend to put pugilism in disrepute. Corbett does not want to fight again until next summer. That settles it. It would look rather cheap on his part to waste all that $70o-a-week talk for noth ing. The public is wise. They would rather pay to hear Corbett talk on the stage than to listen, to his spiels through the newspapers at the present time, as well they know that a match with l.anky Bob is far, far away. Harvard has made another great find. The find is 1no other than Phil Mills, who played left end on the Varsity football eleven last fall. Harvard's coaches have suddenly "discovered" that 'Mills has the -making not of an end, but of a phenonm enal full back in him and they proceeded to give the benefit of the discovery to the andcr graduate world. The result was startling. Having only played the position of full back for three days and that only in signal practice, Mills created a sensation. On the first kick-off he caught the pigskin, threw off a half dozen players and advanlced the ball on a mad dash for to yards. On the nexe play he simashcd through the line for 4 yards, hurdling high into the air in a way that reminded the spec tators of Tommy Graydon and a few minutes later crashed throuhl nlo yards more, all this in pyite of the -fact that three coaches, Barnard, Green and Dick Lawlcnce, were playing respectively right guard, center and right tackle on the scrub. Eddie Hanlon celebrated his eighteenth birthday last week. For a time different papers have printed the boy's age at 19, but Eddie says he did not see 18 until last week. Quite a nice little "rep" to have when one reaches such an age. -eHan Ion is undecided about his future plans. Mike Short 'had an Eastern trip all plan ned before the fight with Yanger, but Short's condition is such that the trip may have to be postponed. He is very sick at the present time and will not leave on a trip until his health improves. One James Edward Britt, who was perched away up on the ladder pugilistic, but who has had -a few tumbling bumps, picked a pretty tough proposition when he put down his mark for a battle with Charlie Seiger. Seiger is one of the real puzzles in the lightweight division, and will make the California delegate stop some to beat him. Joe Gans, who is very much in a class by himself, so far as the lightweight ar gument is concerned, fought him a hard 15-round battle, and' after the same was over, said: "I never gave a man so much punish ment in my life as I did Seiger, and he took it all with a smile." The showing that Seiger made against IT IS NOT PULLED OFF IMUN ROE-McCORMICK FIGHT FAILS THROUGH LAMENTABLE LACK OF ATTENDANCE. BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. Philadelphia, Oct. 6. - The six-round fight between Jack Munroe of Butte, Mont., and Jack McCormick of Phila delphia, scheduled for the Washington Sporting club last night, did not come off, McCormick refused to fight, owing to the light attendance of spectators. Kent Club Wing. BY ASSOCIATED PRESZ. Philadelphia, Pa., Oct. 6.-The Kent Courty Cricket club won its final match in Haverford yesterday, defeating the AllM ls4i IlIJ.ta team by savae wickets. R.tfe Turner in Seattle stamps hin as a man with a dreamy chance against Britt. annd the California folk better go slow in their betting, as Britt is up against a real hard one this timle. W\illie Fitzgerald is a game boy, and made a great hit in California. Wait until they get a peck at Seiger. Talk about a man eating tip punches-well, this Seiger person is the champion whenl it comes to that. "Princeton has the best outlook of all unddr the new rules, with a fair aggre gation of veterans and DeWitt, who is bigger and stronger than ever, to do the kicking," says Walter Camp. "There is no m131an who can compare with him in dis tance or in accuracy, either for punting or at drop kicking, and his record of last year of having scored all the points that his team made in the two main games. namely, Cornell and Yale, is one that shows something of his caliber, and what may be expected of him this year. Had Yale not had a frrst class teanm and somne new plays last season they snever would have been able to overcome the 5 to o score which stood against them, thanks to DeWitt's long droip, at the end of five minutes of play. "Princeton's srhedule is well conceived, not begininning as early as Vale, Harvard, Pennsylvania or Cornell. The first game that will give much of a line will lie on October io, when Princeton playns Brown at Providence. Carlisle at I'rinceton on the n7th will be another interesting game, but the Lafayette game is put lower down on the schedule titan in former years, not coming until Novomber 7, which is one week before the l'rinceton-Yale game at New Iavetn. "After the Carlisle game on October IU. Princeton has Bucknell on the 2ist, I)at mmr't:h on the 24th. both at Princeton. Th'lcn on the 31st comes Cornell at Prince ton. It will be seen from this that every gamI e that Princeton plays, with the ex ception of the Brown game. October to. will be played at Princeton until Prince ton goes to New Haven to meet Yale, on November 14. This is a distinct adl vaantage, *atd will aid very materially in keeping the men in good shape." Back from the f'ozen North, where the nuggets come from. Joe Choynski has ar rived int Chicago with a gold brick. Five months ago the popular pugilist went to Dawson City to fight "Nick" Bntr ley. He remained ever since for two reasons, either of which is sufticient ex etise. In the first place lie broke his hand in fighting Burley, and as lie had arranged for a return match he had to wait for the ntitt to mend. In the second place he fell in love with Dawson City, its people, its climate anid its amateur athletic association, and re mained froml choice until winter b'efta:m to arrive. .Money is no object to anyone ini Daw son, it would appear from Choynski's moving tale. Beer, imported from the states at great labor and under extraordin arily dangerous conditions, is $S a bottle. The danger lies in the fact that the treasure has to be conveyed bIy armed men, as desperate characters, who would stop at nothing to secure it, infcet the roads. Willie Fitzgerald. the Brooklyn light weight. who lost a decision to Mike Ward in Port Huron, Mich.. wants to meet Ward again. Fitzgerald is anxious for the match. as he says by defeating Ward he can get a fight with the winner of the bout between Seiger and Britt. Fitzgerald has a decision over Seiger, and says that he can defeat Britt if he gets another chance. Champion Jim Jeffries will arrive in New York from l.os Angeles, Cal., in about four weeks. According to a letter received by Joe Maxwcell the big fellow is tired of hunting in California. and has decided to come East and clinch a match with Jack Munroe. listen! But don't tell anybody else. Jimmy Briggs says he will lick Terry McGovern. They are to meet before the Criterion Athletic club of Bloston tonight. Jimmy declares, despite the referee's opinion, that lie had a shade on 'Terry in a former fight. McGovern doesn't say anything. lIe talks with his fists. Some philosophic old soul, away backl in the moth-eaten past, once said that "lie who aims his arrows at the sun shoots higher than he who makes the horizon his target." Perhaps Jabez White, an English light weight, never heard this saw, but he knows how to practice it. There has been much talk of a fight be tween him and James Edward Britt of San Francisco. White has agreed to box the pride of the Pacific Slope on a percentage basis. But now--- "If I go to America," declares Mr. White, "I must be paid for my trouble." "And?" was sent back the reply. "It will be impossible for mie," from White, "to box Britt, unless I receive $S,ooo fltr my expenses and the expenses of any followers." "Followers" isn't bad, is It? Nor is this all. 'Mr. White adds: "And I must have $3,5oo for my work, whether I win, lose or make a draw of it." There's high shooting for you. But, perhaps, after all, .Mr. White only expects to hit the horizon. COURT BLAMES THE COMPANY Rioters Arrested Ouring Sault Ste. Marie Trouble Fined. Sault Ste Marie, Mich., Oct. 6.-The rioters who were arrested in the Canadian Soo a week ago, were fined yesterday. The court held the company was much to blame in aggravating the riot by firing from the windows and having the hose turned upon the men. He Will Appeal. Toronto, Ont.; Oct. 6.-Leopold J. Stern, through his counsel last night, served notice of appeal against hip extradition. AB" BEERS Guaran.ped re, None So Good. Or4t r from i. s, 01111 THAT HANLON FIGHT GEORGE SILER HINTS THAT "NATIVE SONS" DID NOT GIVE BENNY YANGER A FAIR TRIAL. ('hicago, III.. Oct. 6.-After four years of battling, during which he met every featherweight worth meeting, with the ex crption of Terry Met;overn, and was never adjudged a loser, ltenly Y'anger went down to defeat before Eddie IIanlon, the C'lifornia featherweight, and that only after zo rounds of hard fighting, says ti(;cre Siler. WVhether nr not the referee's derision was just is diticultt to state, as the reports of the contest had Ienny do iug mpIulch better work during tilhe first 14 rounds and Eddie coming with a killing pace in the last six. I in these six rounds, Hanlon, according to press ac.coulnts, had Yanger to the had nl I holding in the clinches to stay the lint:. John IHertz, who looks after Van g'r's interests, says the referee erred in his jiiudlment and that Ilandon's advantage in the final session merely offset the ad vantage gained by Benny in the eardy part of the hattie, and that his protege was entitled to a draw and that such woull have been the referee's decision had he not been a "Native Son's" angel. It may be unjust to criticise the referee's decision from presls reports or from Herltz' .statemlnelt, but it is a notable say ing cast of the Rocky Mounltains that "Native Sions" invariably receive the sllhade in lonse decisions. I aml not inferring that such was the ease is last Tuesday night's contest, but I e'n truthfully say that. in the opinion of fair minded sponrts. Y':ml.er had clearly the hest of their first len. ulnter and he was entitled to the ver dict. * "('on" Coghlan, the "Irish giant." was foisted on the Philadelphia fight fans last WIAcdn.lsday night as a prospective heavy we'ight champion, and, as was expected. failed to make good. Ilis opponent. "t)ld t~hlai" Fitasmrnions, took all the chain piionshlip aspirationes-tliat is if he ever p,. sessed any-out of himt within three Iinutes. The sponsors of the match were rightly censured, as it was a clear case of tunroing the public out of it's money. The ganme is none too strong in this country outside of San Francisco, and Inp-ided nlatches such as that between (.,n and Bob will kill it completely. The match between Peter ,Maher and Pat Morlrissey. which was pulled off in New \'ork during the Horton law and in which I'at went dowI and out with the first ,punch he received, had much to do with the 'repealing of that law. I eorge ;Gardner, who is nmatched to fiht Fitzsinlmlans before the Yoseumite c clui of San Franlcisco next month, has gone to West Baden to shape himself for a strenuous course of training for the battle. lie really believes Blob will ibe easy 'picking' although he does not hold him cheaply. He admits the "old man's" hitting powers and confesses that one blow from BolI's mit if delivered on the right spoit will put him out of the running, bqt lie thinks he is clever enough to keep that "right spot" under cover. ",outh and speed are in any favor," l:.ls tie light heavyweight chanmpion, "and, if I ca:n keep liab at a safe distantce, say for at least ten rounds. he will niot have entughl steainl in Ihis blows to upset ii lightweight. When I have him in that condition, pluckingi the long end of the pirse will be easy." PACING RECORDS HELD GOOD FOR MANY YEARS I.:r October 3. Drover ................. .2: tIr. .\uguR..t ,, Fanny I llser ............ :1 7½ t' .\uglst 2, I'nkntwn.................. :.1 Ig .I I uglslt -. Pet........................ 2:11'1 S:.; S'ptll ober 8, Pet .................... .:10 ' September 9. Pet .................... -: t4 I4:: .lJune , P'ocahontas................ :17! I.(, ctober 2a, Yankee Sall............ ;I:rI6 l'77 ()ctlber t, Sweetzer................. a:s6 ti.,, .\uguot 7, Sleepy Tom .............. 2:4 I *';, -July 16, Sleepy IT ................ :4 Is87' July 5., Sleepy Tom.................... .: I~, August 7aI, Ittle IBrown Jug....... 2:II 1141 August 24, Little: lrown Jug....... 2:ll!/ 1;.1 Octolber 3, Jlohnston................ 2:81 4l (Octolber 9, Johnston,................ a:o6 i.t. S.eptlember 4, I)irect................. 7:ol .,.. Sepltember aa, Ital Pointer......... a:05% ',q Septrmlcr ag., lMancot............... 2:o4 If,) August ,ll, tubert J................2 :o3Y IjIt September 6, Robert J................ :o!,a . s.I- Sptembler 6, Robert J ........... 2:o01 iv, September 14, Hobert J............ 2:ot/ r' 1)' \ AIgut 28, Star P'ointter......... .. I:594 I'. A---ugust 19, )an P'iatchl.............. 1:5 sIpJ Septcnlber 23, Prince Alert ......... i:57 SONG OF THE FOOTBALLIST T'h long haired knightt are falling, and rolling tshilr they scud, ]IcausecI they are ffuotballing and mopping up the 11111nd. F'The critic doth his wig skin right oil, and Lshuts in glee T', see them maul the "pigskin" with such felici-tee. They're gliding on their riblets, and shouting lind and clear, Antd ftracturing their giblets, and rippinlg eye and ear. T'hey are a mass of bruises and gashes, every And yet each one refuses to think it isn't fun. Ilurrah, then, for the "pigskin" that bobs serenely round; It is the biggest big skin that ever yet was found. l4urrahl, too, for the players that tumble in a heap yitu six or seven layers, all long and wide and deep. And sspin upon their jawbones, and whirl upon their skulls, Till good old Dr. Sawbones the shIning shekel culls. Ilurralh for all the acreecbers that screech until they're sore W\'lile perching on the bleachers, Joy-thrilled unto the cuore. Ilurrah for those fair creatures--both damosel and dame And all the other features that make the game a game. -New York Telegraph. Park county offers a rawara of five hundred dollars for the arrest and conviction of party psr parties dynamiting bridp )ast east of Lir. Ingston, Sunday, August a. LAR.GEST Dental Office BtST EQUIPPED -AND fiNEST WORK Reasonable Prices DR. F. A. IRON SIDE'S Extracts Teeth Absolutely Without Paln $8 Giold Crown $5, $15 Set of Teeth $10 Call and get Estimates on your work before going elsewhere. Best materials used. Fully warranted. REFERENCES BY THE THOUSANDS CURTIS BLOCK, 25 W. PARK ST. LONG IS A COMER THOUGHT LOUIS WILL GIVE HER RERA A HARD FIGHT AT VIC TORIA OCTOBER 15. The coninig lbattle it Vancouver, It. C., on (October :s, between Loftia Long nod A.urletia IIerrera is ait acting much attention in hport. ilO circles. Long's bhuwing in the recent battle there with Mentsic beans to have asldd a host to hlie following who are willing ,to back htiml strongly lagnint theIll hM icanl. (),ie well known sport at Seattle yestlerday oflerrdl to hel $1,,nn eren that Ilerrrrrl wouitl lnot will n I a roundis. W'hen it is consilered that the Mhleican de. 'Inds. in the knockout puncll to wil the w ager appearsrl a itrong o,line, islllltlullllh IIs Lo,,ng's adherents claim i Ilterrrra idohen not win in to rounds, thetir ltan will wear the Mer. inan down before the lii::it if he doesn't knllck hinl outll. Iletttng in Seantle elnmission resorts favors Ilerrera at odds of a to i oil the geineral result of the fighl, bill there nuernis a gruwiing Icllltng asimoing the knowing ,ione tht a an tiisi' its int store for the "ltitkerftichl wonder." Ilerrera will leave Weht Seattlll tomorrow ur the battle ground. Record of Louis Long, Oakland, Cal. January 3- -Jnck Moiran, K. .. .1 round,. February I-- Joe ShaCklIton, K.t ., 4 rIls. February a7 -t1h T1i'hhompsoni, h.1)., 4 rits. March al--(;eurge Murphy, K.) .. rd. April v-AI McMurray, K.O).. 5 rds. June t--(.earge Murphy, K|t)., 1 rds. August .,u, Kid 1l1nly. K.O., i rd. September ,t--Kid ti'htnurrty, K. 1., ti rts. Novemlber 7--lrnik McConnell., iraw., ,I ils. D)celctber .p7 -Ge(rge (Curran, woll, to rdt. l'ebrluary Is4 Jack IJugliherty, K.O., S rds. March 7 Jacrk Carroll, 1.(e., . rdh. Malrch i,) George Orran, K.O., 6 rdic. July I--franik Mc(',onnll, draw, r in rias. July ,4 Ilugh Met 'ordon, K.O., 4 rds. August 3u- lark ),,uglectty, l.O., .1 id.. Set.imtnber i Spidter W\\eich, wne, uo ,ds. (October .4(; irrgc Itaker, won, io rds. Niovembnler .i lsaid Mc"I'tleltn, won, i, rId. lhccemler to--t';aesar Attel, K.O., .!. rl. I0t3. Januallry a. Kid Mchtalidlll, draw, ii rnls. April I8 Spidler Welch, l.t , rdI,. July (tartar At.el, K.O., 9 rds. IS TO FIGHT ON OCTOBER 15 Eddie Hlanluon has decided to exltenll his campallltignl intlo another lilate. After meet ing Yanger, lEilic stittctl that lie wais go ing on a pleasure trip Ithrough the East with his mImnager, Iut Mlike Sllhort's health is so poor that this has beln al:luitoned. Instead of going East hie will take a sp,in to Seattle, and fight Jack McCleilawl oni (October IS, who wa;s natched to light lierrera there. Ilerrer:n is reportied to ha:ve inljured his wrist in training, but it may he thpt "lictiator" Clancy finally triumphed over liddy Ilihop as lihe decl-rcld he would. It is a pretty difficult matter to heat a Iboss politician in his own burg. Ilanhlon will not have to do nutch train ing for his next fight, as lie came out of his last contest in first -rlass shape. lie will be accompanied North lhy his brother George, who will act as his manager. Mike Short's health will not pernmit him to leave home just now. BALL CHAMPIONS OF 1903 T.reagues. (thus. N aiti nal ............................ I'.(ltll rK A . rric:Ii ... I,. ..... ... .. ....... ',ton. Ameirican Assciation................ . Paul. South r ................................ M phi. a' ter ..... .........................Jersey itly. W estern............................ ilwaukce,. New K'nylinAd ................l.owell. ('onne trti r t..................... I olyoke. entral .......................... Southll Itend. Three I........................lloiominton. Cotton States..................... baton louge, Northern ..................... ... innipeg. Kentucky-lllilloiTennessee......Cairu. T'exa .....nt ............... ........ Dnllha. Sout shl'.xa .....................C.; alve:ton. New York State ...................Scheneetady. Milssnuri Valley)....................iSedlaia. Pacific Conast .......................os Angeles, Pacific National................... tte. QUADRUPEDAL HEN M. Goodman, of 18 Minto street, is showing his friends a four-legged hen that hie purchased In Pittsfield, Maine, on August :8. So far as is known this is the only bird of its kind in the world. "You will notice," said Mr. Goodman yesterday, "that the tail grows on the right side of the bird, and yet does not interfere with the use of its wings. "Two of the legs grow in the ordinary manner and support the body. The other two are perfectly normal, except that they grow backward instead of- downward, and the feet are carried closed most of the time. "She weighs three and one-half pounds and was hatched on May S last," he added, showing the bill of sale as cvjdence. The bird is of the Rhode Island va riety, and so highly does the owner prize it that instead of shipping it directly home ihe kept it with him during a four weeks' business trip. The chicken seems to. be in perfect health, and, in the words of the owner, "she likes to have you watch her. See her strut l"-Boston Journal, JOHNSON ON GROUND COLORED WONDER HAS ARRIVED At LOS ANGELES FOR HIS BOUT WITH McVEY. Los Angeles,l (let. 6.- M.is;ta Jack Johhntnm is in town. It might hie Ipicy to bIreak thiu news gently to the sporties fraternity, but it is said to hie a scienitilic fact that goni news never kills. It sotlndls too g!olid to he, trlue, ibut it is a cold rolled, triple-refrigetated fact just the slllle, and if T'l'ot Met'arcy dIoe lint wipe oil that slnil lhe Imay crack hiiis handsome frIont beyondI repair. 'onsidcering the cii ored chliamp from the melre standploint of piersonnll attrlllctllls lie would havae no cilnch ol the big monely inll Ib;eauty cool test; hint even at tihat hlie is t lite inest phere of work that Tom MCtarey's eyes Ilave seen in lo, tllese mall;ny weary nIounts. W'henl the ()wl ro'lled into the Arcade depot thie meal tic. it ima was climbing up and down the grating i hii anxlKiety. IIe could scarcely being himself it betlieve tlhat his wteeks of worry were over, and1111 at the siight f the' big Afric.in hlie all but shed tears of joy. "Jack." said he, "Gibhs didin't meet you with a hack, dil he?" '"Well, Alt cain't say dat he did," re. plied truthful Jack; "hut he'd a-.ouglit nile foh me if Ah'd stayed t" And thalt comes pretty Inealr heitng the truth. Whent the Cohima club learned that Joihnson had made up his mind to accept Mlc(':lrcy's offer of $4,000 to ileet McVey at L.os Angelcs, it planyed the last trumtip and raised tile guarantee to a cool $,000o and deposited the gold coin in the bank. t wtas the play to m'ake, but Jlohnsion hadl already telegraphed M a('rery to meet himt at the Owl, and lie stood by his word. "'assir," said Johnson, "dat Chlma club su.ltinly did want dcat matchl. lIve'y time Ah's get a telegram from McCarcy (;ibbs would raise the hid. '1hose fellahs jest followed mIe around like ants aifteh honey. Ah thought Alt nevah would get away fromt 'eti. But heah Ah sn an' Ahlt nevahl felt any bettah in mi:ll life. McVey? Ah ain't earin' Itow good lie is.--Ah's goin' to heat hilt JUl' the satme. Nevah beenl lafraid olat a boxah i all alah life alln' Alt doni't kinow how to brggin I "llow will Ahl fight him ? Any way he wants to fix it. Ah li;iure to outpoint hint cleanl, audI A\ll knows All ca;ll eat itilll mixin'. No suh, this businiess don't worry lIe a little bit. 'There wonl't be nothin' to it but Johnsonlt ; you Ihea;1 Ile speak!" Sunflower Philosophy. Ilalf the collaiint is the result of ino il veustigatill, 'lithe only time a tip amounts to anything in whenl you don't get it. Make any itmani show his assets and you will find they consist largely of two birds illt a utsh. We would like to know if it is true that our fathers did an much before breakfast as we do all day. )Don't become discouraged If you fall to make tmoney before you are 40, hbut don't wait until you are that age to commence. You Ilmust have your hard rails sooner or later.--AIchison (Kan.) Globe. Devery Named. New York, Oct. 6.-At the convention of the independent Ipopuliit party held last night William S. D)cvery was nominateid for mayor. SPECIAL RATES TO FAIR AT HELENA Prom Octoler 4 to 9, incisive, the Northern Pacific will sell special excu.rsion tickets from all points in Montana to Helena and return at one and one-third fare. Children over five and under twelve, halt rate. Tickets good re turning up to October is. W. H. Merriman, general agent. The Foot Ball Season Is on and we have the largest and most complete line of foot ball goods ever in the city. root Balls from $1 to $5 Pants and Lacers at all prices. A complete line of foot Ball Shoes Shin: Guards, Nose Guards, Sled liar ness and Etc. - The Sporting G(ioods Store ii and 13. W. Park St.