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"I'M BUSTED" SAYS ANSON BASEBALL ID THROWS UP HANDS I i' FINANCIAL EMBAR*ASSMENT. By Tim Murnane.) Boston, Jan. 30.-The innocent child grieves but momentarily over a broken toy. Man grieves over a lost friend. The lover of baseball grieves over the downfall of a great player, and all bow their heads over a shattered idol. A few days ago the wires sent out the news from a courthouse in Chica go, "Old 'Anse' Is broke." The old Roman of the ball field was cornered by a howling band of creditors and aeknowledged manfully, "I am busted." A. C. Anson was the idol of the ball field for twenty years or more. The school boy might be at a loss to name the resideat of the United States. but aever tailed to name Anson as the great ball player. Upright in his deal ing with men, a conscientious worker for those who employed him, and In a position to get everything the game could afford in the way of salary and glory. Too bad, but it's a fact that man is usually judged by results. Anson nev er was handicapped by sickness, had the conditions and tools to work on a successful destination, and after reach ing the heights where he could see a good old-fashioned finish, he lost out nearing the close and saw the flag drop while others less worthy went bounding over the finish lines to the music of a golden orchestra. I will predict that the old war horse will come back to the diggings and yet strike a rich lead that will give him a better standing with those who forced him into that statement, "I am busted." Anson's opportunity came with the Players' league in 1890. Left with a bunch of youngsters, Anson managed to give Chicago a fast article of base ball, and was, the headliner on the Na tional league bill of fare. He had been playing professional ball for twenty years and should have been figuring on the business end of the game, but was so wrapped up in playing that he remained too long. James A. Hart went to Chicago fromn Boston in the fall of '89 and was cleve" enough to see an opening for a clever business man. He fully enjoyed An son's love for the game and played cards that finally landed him at the head of the Chicago club. Ilter both men lost out, and Charles Murphy holds forth where once Anson was king. Jim Hart longs for those old days in baseball, where he was a prime factor for many years, and would no doubt love to be there once more, while Anson has tied up to Independ ent ball, having lost his hold with the powers that be. When Anson sees what Charles Co. miskey has done, he must feel like a sponge. Anson had the opportunity, but failed to make the play, while the old Comanche was there strong at the first opening and never allowed the wheel to slip one cog after he got in a position to play the cards. As a ball player Anson thrived on the brains of as clever a lot of boys as ever broke into the game, In Mike Kelley, Ed Williamson, Fred Pfeffer, Tom Burns, Blilver Flint and Jimmy Ryan, while Comiskey trained most of his boys to play his kind of marbles. Anson remained too long at the plow, while Comiskey was born thinking. Comlikey always played a weak hand strong, and a strong hand recklessly, while "Old Anse" always wanted you to think he couldnt' lose. The trade mark for baseball in Chicago should rea4 "Two Old Romans-Anson and Comiskey." BLACK EYE FUR FICHI CAME IN NEW ORLEANS lPaton Hugue, LA, Jan. 30.-Sporting men who violated all precedent by pulling off the prize fight between Young Corbett and Harry Ferns near New Oreleans Sunday, have given the game a black eye, from which it is believed will result an anti-boxing bill equally as drastic as the laws which killed the racing game in that vi cinity. Governor Sanders, who is in New Orleans, is known to be liberal in views of all sporting and out of door events, but in conversation before leaving said he was opposed to such notorious deflance. The boxing game and those who are in it for legitimate purposes will therefore suffer for the crimes of others. Bob Brown closed a deal last night whereby he got the third class "A" player for his 1909 Indians. The new man is Laughlin, the hard-hitting catcher from the St. Paul team. Laughlin batted .25G in the American association last year. S S.S.CURES S.oos.o BLOOD POISON No case of contagious blood poison is ever cured until the last particle of the virus has bee a removed from the circulation. The least taint left in the blood will soon r or later, cause a fresh outbreak of the trouble, with all Its hideous and de/ ructive symptoms of ulcerated mouth and throat, copper colored splotches, filing hair, sores and ulcers, etc. No other medicine so muy eures con, lionu blood poison as & S .vIt goes down into the bloodadstadil) ad surely drives out every particle of the infection. It bsolutely and peg etly purifies the blood, and leaves this vital fluid as fresh, slch and helthy as it was before the destructive virus of contagious blood apool entmad the sdreulatio. a. 8.88 quickly takes effect on the blood. and gradually the symptoms disape, the health is improved, the skin ceared of all spots, sores and other bl mishes, the hair stops coming out, the month anadthrost heal and when 8 s. has cleansed the system of the l o trac dof the disease is left. 8 8. cures contagious blood poison it is the patest of all blood puifirs, tested and proven for more *t Ibrty years. Book on this disease swith sfor home treatment, ats my aedalsi advser east ree to all who ts. 'I WIIT SflCZIC CO., ATLANTh, GA. PORILAND BASEBALL LINEUP McCREDIE GIVES OUT TEAM'S PERSON NLL-NORTHWEST ERN BASEBALL NEWS. Portland, Jan. 80.-Manager Wal ter McCredle of Portland's teams in the Pacific Coast and Northwestern leagues has so far completed the work of signing players that he today an nounced the tentative line-up of the two clubs. McCredie is carrying on correspondence with forty-six players. He gives out the probable personnel of the nines as follows: Coast league team-Catcher, Murray; pitchers, Harkness, Carson, Graney and Gar rett; first base, Kennedy; second base, Breen; third base. Ote Johnson; short stop, Olson; outfield, Ryan, Ort, Shln,. Jimmy Smith and McCredie. Northwestern league team--Catch ers, Beaumont, Fournler; pitchers, Hartman, Buyn, Pinnance, McFarland and Pierce; first base, Mullin; second base, Casey; third base, Risley or Sta ton; shortstop, Cooney; outfield, Bas sey, Garibaldi, Swanton and Jimmy Smith. Over in Tacoma the fans are specu lating on who will be the field captain of the Tacoma Tigers this season. It is said that the honor lies between three men, Cartwright, last year cap tain of the Butte team; Hurley, man ager of the Vancouver club of 1907, and Joe Collins, Tacoma's new acquisi tion from the California outlaws. It seems unlikely that Collins is really seriously considered, for he has had little experience. Hurley, with Russ Hall to hold him down, looks like the better man of the two that are left. CAPTAIN CHANCE TO LEAD CLUBS PEERLESS LEADER OF CHAMP IONS WILL BE ON HAND WHEN WHISTLE BLOWS. (By H. M. Walker.) Los Angeles, Jan. 30.---"Tell the boys land fans at home that I will be on deck when the whistle blows." Huch was the emphatic statement made to the writer by Frank Chance, peerless leader of the Chicago chainm pion Cubs, today. In view of the fact that negotiations between Chance and President Murphy, presumably over money matters, had been hanginging fire for weeks, incidentally that it had been reported many times that Chance would not don a Cub uniform again, the news Is particularly gladsomue to the fans, who had begun to despair. Chance had just chltsed negotiations for a California homell for himself and family which embraces twenlty acres, till of which is under cultivation, prin cpllally with oranges, and so when he wrote his check for $46,500 in the sec retary's office at Santa Ana, lie was in a particularly good frame of mlind. "I received a letter from Mr. Murphy yesterday morning which set aside all dllfficultles," said Chance. "It is quite true that we have been at outs for some time. It is also true that it was ii difference of money and one which not only affected myself, but the en tire team. Through an intermediary whose name I don't wish to mention at this date we both were made to see that it was of little use to be pig-headed, ience the reconciliation. I intend an swering Murphy's letter In full today and feel sure that semblance of fric tion will at once be wiped out. I have been quoted as saying many things," continued Chance, "but, believe me, this is the first interview I have given to the press. On two different occa sions I stated I might never don a Cub uniform. Aside from these stories. many have been sent broadcast, all of which have bein manufactured out of whole cloth." Questioned as to when he expected toy return to Chicago, Chance said: "At the present momenllt I cannot state tdefliitely when I will leave'. Probab ly not till the very last minute. You see, I have just purchased a: home here which is also in the nature of a busi ne('5s enterprise, inasmuch as I expect a revenue of $10,000 .tunrly from the orange crops. "Now from the fact that I have closed anmd have.' the hdeeds in my pos session, much rmemains to be doine In the way of fixing up the place. Noth ing else remlnainis to be told onily to reiteratet my assurancl to the fains at home that I w1ill t' theire Detroit is thit only club in tihe Amer l;ant league that had outfielders able to bat up to .275 last season. Cobb,. Crawford and Mcintyre arei' tihe' lboys thint did the trick. NAPS OR BROWNS FOR PENNANT FLAG WILL GO TO EITHER CLEVE LAND OR ST. LOUIS SAYS AN EXPERT. Cleveland, Jan. 80.-Everyone is saying nice things about the Cleve land team's pennant chances next sea son, but all admirers hold back from any such assertion as that this un fortunate club Is the most likely can didate for the flag. Cleveland sure ly is the champion hard luck club of the American league, and the follow ers of the club seem to be possessed by the Idea that hoodoo and defeat await the club, no matter how rosy the outlook seems, says Wray in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Best Pitching Staff. For this season the Naps have per hapls the best outlook in years, Even with Flick and Turner not figured in the club seems to have an edge on its rivals. On the showing of the race last year, Cleveland was unfor tunate not to win. Had Joss not missed out during the hot days of midseason the scant advantage De troit had at the close would have been reversed to the tune of a good one in favor of the Forest City club. Even the presence or Goode in the game throughout the season would have turned the tables In favor of the Naps. Instead, costly experiment with hospital ox-stars like Turner, kept La jo:e's men just far enough behind to cause the loss of the pennant race. It was Cleveland's luck that the low ly Washington club should play a prominent part in the team's over throw--Washington, a byword in base ball. Such Instances have weakened the confidence in the fortunes of La Joll and company. Neither Are Stronger. This year neither the Tigers nor the White Sox scemn to have strengthened materially.' The Sox and Tigers have been pressed to tile limit to keelp their beads up. Cleveland seems to have two excellent young men In Peering and Goistle, and the rest of the club is sound as heart of oak. Its pitch ers are the best in the American league. Th'e lBrowns will probably give Cleveland a great race, and it is not drawing on the imagination too ex tensively to figure that McAleer and Lajole will jockey for first place, in stead of Detroit rind 'Chicago. It is the prevailing inpression thalt the 'rl geOrs have h'ln "ge'tting away from something" for two years. Outside of Detroit there is searcely a baseball follower who does not believe that the Sox, the Naps or the Browns could have made a less disgraceful showing in the two world's series than Detroit. Nothing but an uncompar able outfield and hard and continu ously batting has brought the team Into fame. In wits It is outclassed by both the Sox and the Browns, and in pithling it is extremely average. Walsh May Go Back. As for the Sox, nothing but tile marvelous work of Ed Walsh enabled that team to remain so closely in last year's race. Walsh, like Donovan, will Irobably fall away from his banner year. In other respects the Sox seem sIue for a retrogression. In the meanwhile, without another trade or purchase being made, the Browns will be stronger this year. The return to perfect health and fit (ess of Stone, Schweltzer and Wil laams will assure this even without ounting the acquisition of Criger. lraham, who started so well and was Incapacitated for the greater part of the season through an accident, will also be an addition to the pitching strength. It Is no idle speculation to expect the club to be materially stronger than last season, or to figure that the club which beats the Browns will about win the flag. Should, by any scheming or trading or flaunting of yellow hacks, Pitcher Burns or John von of Washington be acquired, the team would be a legitimate favorite. MISSOULA IS READY FOR GAME WITH BUITE Yt,erlday final arranget ents were tma.ei Ibly Manager Lundstrum of the Miw,,uhia hIockey team for thle gameo \ hb'h is to be p:layed this morning . lth Butte and the Smoky City tena ,\.s teleghrllphed to start at once. The gate w\:s to htave hbee n played last \\'ek but the weather up until Batur urdt1y was so unfasvorable that it wits thoulght necessary to )postpone the elli for a week. Thrlee weeks ago the teams met ill Ilutte and Missoula lost after a hard game by a score of three to notlling. The loctls Iare eager to get back at the vlsitorsI today and if thley succeed in landing the big end of the score another game will probably be arranged to decide the championship. During the past two weeks the local team has been hard at work getting into condition and a couple of new players have been added to the lineup. The Butte team is practically the same as that whitch defeated the Missoula aggregation be. fore and they are confident of their ability to repeat the performance to day. The game will be called at 11 o'clock sharp at the Island rink, where accomodgtlons have been made for the crowd. The teams as they will lineup for the game are: Butte; Ilaldorn, goal; Dr. Pigot, point; Stan ton, cover-point; Welch, center; Flem ing, Rover; Dr. Maillet right wing; Fisher, left wing. Missoula, Stinger, Goal; Lundstrum, point; Clarke, cov er-point; Reardon, center; Ballley, rover; Burke, right wing; Taylor, left wing. Fairweather will refree the game. LANGFOID CAN BEAI JOHNSON MANAGER TOM O'ROURKE AVERS THAT SMALLER MAN HAS IT OVER CHAMPION. New York, Jan. 30.-Tom O'Rourke, one of the best judges of pugilistic affairs, who predicted the victory of Jack Johnson over Tommy Burns, now goes on record as saying that Sam Langford will defeat Johnson when they meet in London on May 24. "I saw Langford and Johnson box two years ago in Boston," says Tom. "On one occasion, Langford, who weighed only 138 pounds, had John son down for the count in the second round. The referee took his time in ouonting the seconds, so that Johnson was able to recover by the time ho got up. After that Johnson took no chances and won on points at the end of the ten rounds. Langford can do 158 pounds now, and is a far better pugilist than ever before. lie is very much like Joe Wolcott in build and style, is a terrible hitter and is also clever. He can give Johnson about 40 pounds in weight and four inches in height and still win, for the rea son that he can hit harder, than the new heavyweight champion and can take all the punishment that the lat ter can hand to him. Made a Mistake. "I think that Sam Fitzpatrick made a mistake in accepting a $6,000 purse for the Johnson-Langford mill, be cause he could get $25,000 here and would also be able to put the fight off until next fall. Johnson, in the meantime, could tour Great Britain at $1,500 a week, which would et real easy meney. "Do I think Jeffries can get into his old icondltion? Maybe; but if Lang gord heats Johnson, you can rest as sured that Jeffries will neve: fight again. Jeffries did not care ti to tackle Wol'iott when he was good, so it's a cIl~, h thait he would not agree to meet Lantfo d, who is even more danger ous," he addled, with sonmthing like a sneer on his face for be, Jim. LONG TRAINING TERM FOR JEFFRIES .IM CORBETT SAYS BIG FELLOW NEEDS YEAR AND HALF CONSTANT WORK. Lincoln Neb., Jan. 30-James J. Cor bett, forlmer champion heavyweight, in an interview here urged American fight promoters not to be too hasty about matching James J. Jeffries with Jack Johnson. Corbett thinks he him self is entitled to the "first crack" at the black champion. "Jeffries was the most wonderful heavyweight the world has ever pro duced when he retired," said Corbett. "Mind you, I said when he retired. That was five years ago. Jeffries has taken on a lot of fat since then and it would be criminal to put him in a ring with Johnson for a long time. "I have seen Jeff within the last few weeks and it is my honest judg ment that he should not think of fac ing Johnson for at least a year and a half. There is too much at stake. Jeff must be right in every sense of the word before he takes the chance and he can not hope to be right with out a long course of training. "The American public and fight pro moters are making a big mistake in trying to force Jeff into a fight just now." SULLIVAN TRIBE HAS NEW FISTIC ASPIRANT Frankle McDonald has a middle weight under his wing who he says will make any of the men in his class step some to beat him as soon as he gains a little more experience. This new prenom is "Montana Jack" Sulli van, who McDonald claims has a rec ord of eighteen fights without a de feat. He stands 6 feet high, weighs 154 pounds and is 25 years of age. Jack Burns, the heavyweight who has been trimming the big fellows in the southern portion of the state, was beaten sometime ago by Sullivan and, while the latter is anxious to again hook up with Burns, McDonald pre fers to match him with men who are his own weight. Al Nelll, Frank May field or any of the other middle weights who desire matches will be anv,nm, ataod by the Montana biffer. TURK AND FRENCHMAN WILL GRAPPLE ON MAT CIhicago, Jan. 30.-Raoul D. Rouen, the giant French grappler, and Yus siff Mahmout, the terrible Turk, have been matched for a catch-as-catch can style wrestling bout February 1. Roeun and Mahmout met in an hour match at Kansas City a week ago, and while neither man was able to gain ia fall, the match was full of action and bordered on the sensa tional. In meeting Rouen. Mahmout will for the first time since he arrived in this country be called upon to wrestle an opponent many pounds heavier than he is. Rouen weighs 250 pounds and stands six feet three inches. He has met all the leading wrestlers of the world and arrived from South Amer lea. where he won a tournament, about the same time that Mahmout arrived from Europe. Rouen and Mahmout came to this country with the same end in view-a match with Frank Gotch for the world title. The winner of the match next Monday night will be entitled to the Gotch match. Desehamps' Implement Store CORNER OF MAIN AND STEVENS STS. COME AND SEE OUR NEW STORE Most Up-to-date Implement Store and Sample Room in the State Get Our Prices on Cutters and Bob Sleighs Before You Buy We carry a very large stock of Hay and Grain Car load lots or small quantities P. O. Box 182 Missoula, Montana JOHNSON TO ADOPT ENGLAND CHAMPION HEAVYWEIGHT NOT EXPECTED TO RETURN TO AMERICAN SHORES. St. Louis, Jan. 30.-"Jack Johnson, world's heavyweight champion, has no intention of returning to the United States," said Tomn Cahill of St. Louis, football promoter recently on his re turn from England, where he went to sign up an English team for a trip to this country. "Johnson has al ready ordered the purchase of a fine residence near London, and will live in this when he returns to England for his fight with Langford. "Even more convincing that John son has no intention of returning to this country is the fact that he is engaged to marry a white English barmaid. Only last week Johnson's wife in this country had her suit against him for nonsupport in court. This case was set for trial before Johnson went to England, and when he failed to show up his wife asked that he be declared a fugitive. This will undoubtedly be carried into effect if he does not show up the next time the case comes up. "Johnson's victory was a popular one in England, where the color line is not drawn and where Johnson spends freely and mixes well." "BILLY" SUNDAY PICKS ALL-AMERICAN TEAM In reIsponle to a request from Col lars' William (Billy) A. Sunday, the evangelist and ex-ball player has made the following choice for an All American team for all time Catchers--Ewing, Kling, Kelley; liresnahan; pitchers-Clarkson, Mat tllhetsin; second base, McPhee; third base, 1)nny; shortstop. Wagner; left field; I)cielianty; center field, Lange; right field, Cobb; utility infielder; La jole; utility outfielder, Donlin. It is a:'suned that out of pure modesty Sundday refr dilnid from men tioning himself as a candidate for a position on this team in the outer garden. UP TO JOHNSON TO SAY. New York, Jan. 30.-The reinstate ment of hal Chase, formerly first baseman of the New York American league, depends upon the decision of Ban Johnson, president of the Ameri can league. Harry C. Pulliam and August Hermann said that Chase's ap plication for reinstatement was satis factory. Ban Johnson is expected to make known his decision on the matter today or tomorrow. It is reported that Chase will be fined for deserting the New York club and going to California state league without permission lass summer. Pearl Casey, the 1909 Portland Northwestern league manager, has ac cepted the terms of the University of Oregon baseball management, and will spend a month with the college team at Eugene this spring. MAKES REMARKABLE FIGHT OFFER SEATTLE MILLIONAIRE OFFERS $110,000 FOR CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHT. Los Angeles, Jan. 30.-The almost unheard of offer of $110,000 has been made for a Jim Jeffrles-Jack John son heavyweight fight for the world's championship title. This stupendous sum is named by C. D. Hillman, the Seattle millionaire, who is at present a winter resident of Pasadena. The following telegram was sent to Jeffries last night: "James J. Jeffries, Wigwam theater:. If you will give me an immediate answer I will increase purse to $110, 000, to be divided 70 per cent and 30 per cent. I will also wager $25,000 on you as' a side bet. C. D. HILLMAN." Hillman Is prepared to go to San Francisco and show Jeffries the color of his money if the retired cham pion will ofer him any encourage ment. S SPORTING NOTES Catcher Roth, secured by Clarke Grlffith, from Milwaukee, in a trade for Dan McGann and Arthur Hostetter, holds the home run record in baseball. A number of years ago-while in the Central league he pounded out 36 four sackers. A number of the fences were rather short, however, so that often a fly that would be caught on a regu lation ground went for a four-baser. Buck Freeman is the real dyed-in-the wool home-run hitter. When a mem ber of the Washington team in the American league, Buck pounded out 26 against some high-class pitching. They are trying to fix up a fat, soft berth for old Cap Anson, who recently testified in a Chicago debtors' court that he was "broke." The National league has passed an amendment call ing for an inspector of umpires. An son would have to follow the umpires around the circuit and report to Presi dent Pulliam. Joe Jeanette's debut in Paris re sulted in the downfall of one Ben Taylor. With Jack Johnson and Sam Langford on the way, Europe is about to offer another siege of the black plague. Murphy. of the Chicago clubs, sug gested that Pulliam appoint Adrain C. Anson chief of umpires, but the National league president did not warm up to the idea, and said that the Chicago club was rich enough to hire Anson as a scout. It looks very much as if the re ported marriage of Rube Marquard was simply a ruse on the part of the big southpaw to get Johnny McGraw to come across with part of the pur chase money as well as a fatter con tract. Rube believes McGraw is wise to the fact that two cannot live cheaper than one. Fred Clarke has been manager of the Pittsburg National league team for nine years, and in that time the team has never finished out of the first division, winning three consecutive pennants, tinishing second three times, third once, fourth once and last year being tied with the New York giants for second position. BOY IS PROMISING SPRINTER NEW YORK YOUNGSTER SHOWS MARVELOUS SPEED IN A 81IX-MILE RACE. i'riends of 12-year-old John Burnett of \Vhite Plains, New York claim that he is not only the fastest runner for his age in Westchester county but also the fastest runner of his years in the wor,'l. In a race held a week ago Sunday the youngster ran six miles over a course laid out near White I'lains in the remarkable time of 32 minutes. He defeated a field of 10 other runners and at times outdis tanced teams that were following him around the course. Young Burnett has been taking part in middle distance races for a year, and his trainer, Fred Piggot, expects great things of his young prodigy. Burnett was formerly a newsboy with a route extending out into the coun try, and he made it a practice after delivering his papers of running home, a distance of two miles. His ability as a runner was recog nized at an athletic meet held in the summer of 1907, and then Piggott took him in hand and gradually developed the youngster. The boy is the son of Andrew Burnett, a teamster, and the father thinks his son will be heard from in the next few years. When the boy made this great rec ord six stop watches were held on him. The distance has been carlefully measured, and was found to be the full six miles. Young Burnett is scheduled to take part In nine races this winter and in the early spring. With two on and two out in one of the games at Detroit last fall, Ty Cobb came to bat, and Wilson, the new pitcher of the highlanders, made ready to hurl. "This is Ty Hobb," said Conroy, going up to the slab for a quick conference, "and you'd better let him walk. If you don't he'll break up the game." "I'm afraid to do it," answered the kid. "I might get wnobly and pass the next one, too. Suppose I strike him out. How'll that be?" And he did, amid maniacal whoops from the bleachers. "Germany" Schaefer has been ap pointed captain of the Detroit Tigers. Jim Barry and Marvin Hart will meet at Hot Springs Feburary 11. Mal Eason wants Pitcher Krugar of the Brooklyn team for his Lawrence, Mass., outfit. Phil McGovern, brother of Terry. has been rather successful in his re cent bouts. In selecting Doe Gessler to act as captain of the Boston Rod Sox Man ager Lake has pleased Hub fans. Frank ("Shag") Shaugnessey, who played at Reading last season, will manage the Roanoke, Virginia, league team this year. Jim Jeffries has started wrong In doing light training. What Champion Jim needs is dark training. Sam Langford will meet three men in the same ring in Los Angles. Stan ley Ketchell isn't one of the three. Peter Maher has tripped another one. A husky smoke by the name of Bill Turnage fell into one of Peter's jolts the other night.