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The Billings Gazette.
SEML-WEEKLY. VOL. XV. BILLINGS, YELLOWSTONE COUNTY, MONTANA, TIUESDI)AY. SEPTEMiBEli 19, 1899 NO. 48 PRUh MeGORMICK, W. H. MaCORMICK,L PRESIDDNT. TRORS, RND 7I'O R. MceCormick mercantile Co. (Successors to Paul McCormick Co.) WHOLESALE AND RETAIL GROGERIES AND PROVISIONS RANCH SUPPLIES, BOOTS AND SHOES, HAY AND GRAIN, GENTS' FURNISHINGS. A New Stock and New Management. McCORMICK MERCANTILE CO. Wardwell Block, BILLINGS, MONTANA. , w'wwwwwwwwwwwwwwww"wwww;' , PROFESSIONAL CARDS. SA I. H. (iO W ER. Otlice First National Bank Hnilding. H. . ARMHTION(. M. 1.. PHYSICIAN .rnd SURGEON. Belknap Block, - Billinus, Montana. wNDREW ('LARK, M. 1). HARRIET FOXTON-( 'LARK. . 1).. ('. M. PHYSICIANS andl SURGEONS. Rooms 6 and 7. First National Bank Building. Night calls answered at office. DB. E. P. TOWNSEND, PHYSICIAN and SURGEON. Office and Residence on Twenty-Ninth Street North. two doeos north of ('ottage Inn. Office strictly private. All onlls will receive prompt attention. Telephone 118. F) . 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Collections promptly made and remitted for, SMITH'S .,,IlVERY STABM E,.. TwealewNAt BS. -L'r sw"VI"uvs P. II I STh, up HIILA PAP EIS iROAl About Billings "Rowdies" "Rob bing" Her Ball Team and "Bull dozing" the Umpire. HELENA IS RIDICULOUS lHr alil 'l~('Ilnl Ithl tla.sI d l tInd TI hir C'ity oll his till, N ,rthwi 'st ('1n ('lia, hiDiui shiln. Yesterday's Heuloua Ihldlptudlnlit anI Heruald, which are, just to hand today, claim. in flaring head lines, that Hel eim was robbed of tdunday's ball gunle. They falsely and maliciously state that the umpire first decided that Ryan was not out and ordered Billings to play bull. The only Helena tUan who would make such a claim in Billings Sunday evening was the "affidavit man," who declared that he heard the umpire make this decision. As a matter of fact, this man remained seated in the gran'u stand for fully five minutes after MoNeeley was slugged, but even if such a decis ion had been made, it was impossible for him to have heard it. The truth is that Umpire iLavernash made no decis. ion whatever until he finully decided that Ryan was out. The Gazette re porter was on the diamond in two min utes after MoNeeley fell and asked the umpire what his decision was, He re plied, "I have made none and will not decide until the ground is cleared of the crowd." The Helena papers also say that the ummire was surrounded by it "mob," and was "bulldozed"'' into making his decision. That is a deliber ate falsehood, Not a Billings man wade ii threat of any charactor what ever, but young Goodyear, a Helena ball player who was not in uniform, yelled out "we'll lick him if he don't decide in our favor." The Gazette re porter told him to shut his mouth, as did Manager Goodman of the Helena team, That is the only threat that was made. The crowd that rushed onto the diamond did so to learn whether or not MeNeeley was killed; it was a quiet and orderly crowd and was-in no sense a "mob." There was not a single Billings man who even importuned the umpire to decide in our favor, while the umpire states that at Helena man attempted to bribe him. Billings peo ple knew that Ryan was out, but be fore the decision was rendered, said they would abide by it, whatever it was. Instead of Helena being "rob bed" of the game, she deliberately tried to steel it after she had been fair ly beaten and clearly out-played in all three of the games. It was a case of the Helena hog again asserting itself, and the residents of the capital had better quit their whining and take their defeat like men. Their ball team is outclassed by Billings; Helena didn't have enterprise enough to get together a first-class ball cltub, and this town does not propose to have anything stolen from it by such a lot of cheap guys. Helena would prostitue baseball by introducing prize-ring tactics into the great national game, which Bill ings objects to. If, however, Helena desires a prize-ring contest, Billings, if she accepts such a bhallenge, will secure the best sluggers in the country and knock Helena out at her own game. Helena had better drop the base ball controversy with Billings; the capital is making herself ridiculous and tihe whole state. is ridiculing her. At a meeting of the patrons of the ) game last night, it was decided that Billings would play no more baseball this year. The team was paid off in full today and all the boys want to re turn here next soason. Billings has won the championship of the state and the northwest, as she started out to do, and no one is kicking except Helena and she don't count for anything. Helena did make a porposition Sunday evening to play three more games in Butte, on neutral grounds, which was an admission that Billings cannot get a fair game at the capital. Helena withdrew the proposition, however, for fear she would be beaten. She was well treated in Billings, but didn't np preolate It-it was like casting pearls before swine. Manager Nix deserves great oredit for the manner in which he ihas han dled the Billings team. He has given this town the best baseball in the northwest-and nothing but the best goes in Billings.l Helena, it Is hoped, may be spurred up, sometime in the future, to also get a good ball club. T1hreere lm inUs, Just as The (iaaesto goes to press, three more games have been arranged for, to be played in Helena nesat Pl day, Latorday and undtay. A letter from Manager Goodman this morninateg to Manager Mi, asurea Billin!gs of fair treatmeat and a square deal, The Bill. ltin team as an organlaatlon has dis banded, as stated above, bus the play ma themselve are deteraminud to haIve i it out with Nelena and she gate re* ceipts will be divided among them, winners to get 65 and losers I35 per cent. Smith of Butte will umpire. N. (4. Carwile will go aloug as manager of the team, which still represents Bill ings. Helena should now nmuzzle helr newspapers and the baseball season may then end without a free fight. EI:1IEVEN.INNINI ;AMIE. Ilellnat WIoni It. Althomuglh ot1i 4lyed. alit Eve ry I'olnl. T'he prettiest exhibitiou of the on tioulnl lgame.evor witlnessed in Billings and proibably the west, wais plaVed at the fnir grounds Saturday aft ioon, it being the (second UI e io series betwetle Helea u and 1j1 lIg.s, Tillh dlay was It per let onei r the sport ialld over 00 lWeope u j s551ed it from. the prand stunlld .~ii thel grounds. I ill ligs had no1 liense to lole th' loevet. inning game, which it did to the lulln of three to two. The Cowboys out fielded anid oltbaitted the visitors, as is shown by the tllulated score giveu be low. Our boys weret giVen the worst of severlnl ldetisillslls oil first basei by the HWI-lmn umpire. Preutmllll, who wias playing thillt hullg for Helenal. \ lwas off bIlls base alt four (lifferl'ut timunes whlAiu he cliughlt the thrown balls, ibut it n1made nio ditterence, the runner was called out each time. The unmpire's at tedtioln wias olled to thill' matter after tile first lime, but hle decided Ilnllitst our boys ill every elaSe. MoNeeley was in the box for Bill inugs ad had blh support beeu is fault less as was Denzer's the day before, Helena would have suffered It ct1n. pleto shut-out andl the Cowboys would hatve three more victories iuntelld of two. Helena's new pitcher, Maupiu, late from the St. Louis lehgne, we. pitted against McNeeley. He was touched up for eight hits. but pitched u good .aine, having four strike-onts. Of the three errors made by Billings each one is likely to occur with the best teams, anlid lthongh liny onle of them lost the gallne, 1)no one Oant be blamed for them 1aloue. Helena started the lnuiHe t. rollilg, but not a mlan reached first McNeoley only pitched six balls in the first half, three of which were touched, one for a foul fly, gobbled in by Zearfoss; a hot ouoe to McNeeley, who threw Arenson out at first, and a fly catch by Marshall, Billings' first but resulted in a score after the first two mien l, ihad retired ou fly hits. Marshall was allowed first on an error of Areuson at 'short, who could not stop his hot grounder; got second on at passed ball and scored on an error of Sobnables, who couldn't stop Flannery's blistering liner. For six innings after their first, Hel ena was unable to score. In the third and fifth innings the visitors had two men on bases and two outs, but were unable to score. In the sixth inning they had a runner on third base and two men out, but it availed them not. MoNeeley was pitching ball as he bad never done before. Billings failed to get another score until the fifth inning, when one run was made. Sporer start ed off with a hot liner, which Arne. son let go under him. Scott went out at first on a ball fielded by Sehnables. Casey made a pretty, safe bit, but was caught napping at first by the pitcher and the umpire declared him out. It was a close decision and made a differ ence of one score to Billings, for Mar. shall came next with a clean three bagger, which brought Sporer home. Flannery followed with i long drive to center field, which would have been a clean home run, but luck was with Helena and Lloyd gobbled it up. In Billings' seventh the first three men went out on fly hits to the infield. Helena's eighth luning gave her two tallies when it should have been i shut-out. Arenson hit a nic plop-up to Casey, who muffed it as pretty ias you please. Halmonld went out at first on a ball fielded from McNeeley. (himlin hit safe. So did Burton, bring lug in Arousou. Schuables died on ai fly oaught by Flannery. This left a runner on second. McDonough batted at short fly luto left field, Soott started up after it and was ready to catch it, when Arneson, of 'Heleun,'who was on the third base coach line, oalled out, "I'll take it," and Scott, thinking it was a Billings player, stopped and let the ball fall to the ground. Gimlin, meanwhile, had run home. This act of Arneson's was but another evidence of the dirty ball playing which creeps out on Helena at critical times, These two scores tied the game and at the and of the ninth inning neither side had scored again. In Billings' half of the eighth inning a pretty doable play was made by Helena, Flannery had been put out at first by SoCnables. Zearfous got hit by a pitched ball, Hawley made a hot line drive, which looked like it was good for at least two,bases, but Barton got his right paw in front of it and there it stayed, Blurlun roe turning it quickly to first base, cat.oh Ing Zearfoss, In Helena's half of the ninth Hansen made a petty line fly eatch, In this inifug MoNeeley only pithed four balls, The tenth inning drew blanks for boub sides, 'In the eleventh, Helena seoied one on a wild throw of Hansen to Hawley, Mohuablas went out at fSi0t on a ball fielded by Hansen. Mo.on' olugh Po his by a piobed ball, but was !fosed out at aseond on Maupin's aeorit floe. lFreeman hit to Haunse, who throw wild to Hawley in an attempt to catah runner, which would have retir. Io the side, but tbh ball wont through Hnwley, way back to the track, per Initting Maupiu to score, DeInzer then succeeded MeNeeley in the box, pitch. iug one ball, and Lloyd retired the side. Billings' half of the elhventh was hoodooed. Hawley got to first on a pretty, safe hit, but was forced out at Hecod by Hausen's hit to Burton, Den. zer flew out to G(imlin, who doubled Hanson at first and latins Billings was def'eatet d. Tih offiltial sco'lrt iN Is fol lows : Helena- AB It BH P() A E Lloyd, (f. ........ 4 1 1) 3 0 0 Arneson, Mn . ... (.4 0 0 1 1 :1' Hnaamond, If...... 5 1 2 2 0 t (Ginlin, 1f ....... . 5 0) 1 1 I 0 Hurton, ýad....... 0 1 3 5 1 4Iahnhahlhs, 3rd ... 4 I 1 2 7 1 Melj) ull aouga h, (..... 5 i I) 1 I 1 Ma.l ita , pi ....... 4 1) 0 0 2 2 ) ]rt' luiea n i, 1~st...... ,3 1 17 (0 Totals. ......41 0 3:I 17 5 Billings- A13B BH P() A E Scott, If .. .. .... .I (0 ) 2 ) 10 ('lasey', s, ...... . ) 1 5 I I M arshall, :3rd.. . 1 2 4 I: I F'lanuut y, f ........ 5 4) 8 I) 0 ) Zoarfoss, 0.... .. c 0 0 0 Hawley, 1st .2,, 4) 2 14 0 1 Hansen, 2nd .,5 ) 1 2 5 1 McNeeley, p ...... 4 0 2 0 4 1 D)onzaer, p......... 1 0 o 0 0 Sporer, rf ....... 4 1 0 1 0 4) Totals ...... .41 28 3 1336 1 Score by innings: Holeuna ... . 0 0 0 (0 0 0 2 0 0 1--3 Billings.., 1 I 0 0 t 1 0 0 0 0 0 0-2 Ea~lted runtl--noue., Stolen base Marshall. Two.baso hit-McNeeley, Three.bise lilt - Marshall. Double pays-Burton t Free. i, Gimlin to Free, man. Bauest balls - Lloyd, Maupin. Hit b pitohed balls--Zear. foss (2), Schuables. Struck out-Scott, Flnanery (2), Spor'.r. Left on bases 1illings. I); Helouena, . Time of game -1 :45. Umpires-Mains and Johns of Holna, Marshall had four put.cuts iand six assists, without an error. Besides, he stole the only base and hit a three bug ger and a single. How is that for a record in one (Iale. McNeele*'s pitching wan of the phIe nomenal order, only six scattering sin gles being nlmade off his delivery inu the eleven innings, and Helena would have been shut out had it not been for the three unfortunate errors of the Cow boys. Me also lined out a double nud at single and played a game that no na tional league pitcher could have beateu. Burton's one-hunded catch of Haw ley's hot liner, doubling Zearfoss at first, was a beautiful play, but the catch was just a "scratch." Burton didn't know for a second that he had the ball, and he couldn't get another like it in a hundred chances. Hanseu fielded well at second, but if he had tossed the ball to his base to Uasey in the eleventh inning, instead of throwing low to first, Billings would likely have won the game. That's the difference between a young player and an old one. If Rose or McNeeley had been playing second, they would have picked out the easiest play. * * * Hose couldn't play in any of the gaines on account of his sore hands, but lihe did good work in all of thonl on the coaching lines. Arueson-the wonderful "Arucy," as some of the Helena fllls call hi11- made three errors at short out of four channes and did not get a hit. He also gave an exhibition of "clean" hall the kind Helena plays-whou he yelled "I've got it," fromn the conahers' box at third, und prevented Scott fromn ratch. ing an easy fly that would have won the lanlm for Billings, Arnesoif was pltyed on the bench next day, but this was on ne.ount otf hi errors, not his inltrferfernce. Soore of the Helena "sports" were chumps enough to bet one to two-they always had to have odds-on a propo sition where they could not win. And it was fully explained to them, too, one of the bets being written down before the money was put tp. The Helena: itns said they were afraid to bet for fear Denner would go in the box, Then the Hilllilgs men said they would bet two to uone, the hets to be drawn if DOnuzer was put in to pitch. The Hel nlll men put up the money, even after it was explained to them that Billings 'onlil put l)enzer it to pitch only one ball, if it was thought we would lose the game,. AId then Helena had the ,nerv to k.Ik wlhen Denser went in the nIx ill tihe elvecnth nId plitched a single' ball lth tl savedr about $l4i0 of Billings mohney, The Helena "sports," wlho were afrIid to baok their club, onght to be ashawned tp kick when they were worked for such blooming chumps. They are "hot Sports," sure enough, to let themselve ftall into a trap like that. It never would have been sprung on them, though, if they hadnu't shown such craven cowardice about backing their club, which they claim is invinci ble. bhti T'rhre wasnl't much betting on the ugme, although Helena could have won a 1pot of lmonety if her "sports" hadn't been afraid to put it up. One Billing. nmn, who thought, perhaps, that all the Helena "sports" nmight pool and gut up i respeetable-sized bet in that wiy, offered to cover all they could raiie. But they wanted odds ot two to onit, aud even dcllined to but their money, colleotively, gainist that of a single Billings man. And then Helena won the game and her "sports" kicked themselves. Helena got nearly as much applauso froum the prnud stead as Billings and the audieuoo was as impartial a one as ever saw a ball game, notwithstanding that Billings wvas getting the worst of it by the Helena umpire. FOUR TO THREEl, illuo,,, Win, s (od t.t smne, Which Net ntas Tried to Mteal. After the close and exciting contest of Saturday, the 500 people who at tended Sunday's game hardly thought they would see another of the same character. But they saw it, just the same. Ryau pitched for Helena and Donzer for Billings. It was thought the former would be batted very hard, as be has not shown ability as a pitoh er, but there is no denying that he pitched a splendid game Sunday, al tough he did disgrace himself before the content was over. Helena went first to tile bit and osored one run on Marenall's low throw to first base of Hammoud's grounder, who got home on the play after two amen were out. Then the Cowboys played almost fault loss ball and Helena did not get an. other score until the ninth inning. But in the meantime Helena was also do ing some good work. She gave the Cowboys five goose eggs in succession, who semnted unable to bat Ryan effect. ively, but everybody knew that they would solve lie curves before the game was over. They did it in the sixth in . T! 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