BASEBALL BOWLING BOXING SPORTS OF ALL SORTS —==a=a=a~ ' i"arrSr .. rr—=r^-"! u—.' v "■r:"i.'.„r.j:r,=r=............',!■■:.......................... GAZETTE SPORTS ARE READ BECAUSE THEY ARE FRESH AND VP-TO-DATE s FOOTBALL GOLF, POLO ATHLETICS g: & XIT BASEBALL FAN; ENTER FOOTBALL GIRL ’ractice Begins This Week at Washburn Field. Rules Changed to Make Game More Open. The Field Goals Count Four Points. tt'ith the departure of the baseball I'ar, who has held undisputed sway In be hearts of the sporting public for be past four months, another idol nakes his appearance on the athletic horizon—the football hero. Within the next few months the deeds of Jimmy iyan's Millionaires at Boulevard park vili he almost forgotten—no one but b*i loyal fan will be able to recall to r.emnry how Congalton’s homerun won game from Omaha in thf ninth; how Blake saved his team from defeat by phenomenal catch in deep center, or how a sensational play oy this or that lavorite turned the tide of battle so |hat victory came to the home team. But the loyal fan will remember all t hese things. Wtot cares he for the esultp of a football game—whether the rigers are hopelessly beaten by Boul- Ber or whether the red and yellow fcf Denver’s eleven Is trampled In the Bust by the sturdy w'earers of the fcrange and black? This is a game for Ihe college man and tne football girl. Aut there are thousands of them ready Jo fight and cheer for their alma mater. Baseball Is dead until next year, and otball is king. Less than a week remains until Cap- aln Lennox will issue the first call to andidates for this year’s college team or practice on Washburn field. As ras the case last year, the present season will witness a number of changes the rules governing the style of play -whether or not they are beneficial re- nalns to be seen. Not satisfied with he changes made, the intercollegiate •ules committee, In the spring of 1903, ook another hack at the code, and it, is w'ell as football enthusiasts, are waiting to see the effects these changes rill have on the game. The committee lecided that mass formations covered he principal defect in the code and if hose could be eliminated they would lot only reduce the possibility of dan- ;er, but they would at the same time nake the game more open and of greater Interest to spectators. Six Men in Line. The rule of last year, which limited )3Ckfleld play to but four men between he 25-yard lines, „did not lessen the langers of the sport to any great de- ;ree—neither did it make the game nore open. The rule permitting the [uarterback to run with the ball w'ithin his territory, however, was a big Im- irovement and opened up more p'ossl- illtles in the game than any change lade in recent years, and this is kept ntact. When the committee met in ipril, it made a careful study of exper- ments tried during the past year and, fter consulting the best coaches in the ast and west, decided on more Inno- fatlons. After much deliberation, the commlt- ce voted to change the provision for seven men to be on the line of scrimmage, between the 25-yard lines, by a new rule whereby at least six men must be on the line In every part of the field. This allows five men back of the line at any time, but in çrdet- to protect the players from the much dreaded mass formations, a provision was added whereby the fifth player back must stand in a positon outside of either end. This will permit a great many variations In attack, but will lessen a massing on any one point. Coaches and players everywhere have received this change with a great deal of satisfaction, and much good is expected to result from it. Scoring Point Changed. Next to these changes, the most important is the different method of scoring goals from the field. Heretofore a goal from the field, no matter how made, counted five points, the same as a touchdown. Every year there have been cases where this has resulted in the weaker team winning, simply through the possession of a player proficient In drop or place kicking. Princeton has furnished the most striking illustration of this. The committee Is not reducing the Importance of the kicking game in counting only four points for a goal from the field, but it is putting rival elevens on a more equal footing. Several other changes of minor Importance will go into effect this year, one of which provides for the modification of the present rules to prevent ceaseless squabbles. A number of the most Important changes are given below: Changes in Buies. 1. Instead of seven men in the line of scrimmage between the twenty-five- yard lines, there must be six men In the line in every part of the field. 2. When there are only six men In the line of scrimmage, the additional man in the back field must be stationed outside of either extremity of the line. 3. Goals from field, no matter how made, shall count four instead of five points. 4. The quarter-back or the first man receiving the ball from thé center may run with it in any part of the field. Instead of only between the twenty-five- yard lines, providing he go five yards outside of center. 5. The umpire and referee shall have distinctive signals. 6. W'hen the umpire signals for a penalty, the play may continue until the ball Is dead, when the referee shall inflict the penalty. The side offended against may take either the penalty or the ground gained by the play. 7. When one side kicks out of bounds twice in succession on a touchback or a safety, the ball shall go to the opposing side on the thlrty-nve instead of the twenty-flve-yard line. NEW YORK ATHLETES 'our Points Ahead of Chicago for Olympic Championship but Protest Is Made. WILLIAM CONGALTON DRAFTED TO AMERICAN LEAGUE Special to the Gazette. Detroit. Mich.. Sept. A complete baseball team of minor league stars, with two extra catchers, five more pitchers than are usually needed and a superfluous outfielder, comprise the additions to the Detroit baseball club which have been made by purchase and draft. No less th.an 17 additions have been announced, and as several of the men drafted may have been recommended to other clubs, Detroit may not get all of them. Colorado Springs will furnish two of these new players and Omaha one. Congalton and Graham of the former team have been drafted to Detroit, and Howard of Omaha fhakes the third Western league man for next year’s team. Detroit expects to make star players out of these three men, and their work has been watched for some time by representatives of the local club. Congalton has been wanted for some time, but could not be landed. Tn 1S98 Congalton wa.s with Hamilton, Ont.. team, from which he was sold the following year to Milwaukee, tlien in the Western league. In 1900 he played with Wheeling, W. Va., and in 1901 with Minneapolis, of the Westein league. In 1902 he wa.s with the Chicago National.s, and in 1903 and 1904 with Colorado Springs. Congalton virtually led the Western league last year in batting, with the exceptionally high average of ..363. Hayes of Denver, who only played in 16'games, not being taken into consideration. This year he is batting at abotit a .350 clip. An account of Graham's record was published in the Gazette of September 2. WILL THE PEOPLE SUPPORT A WINNING BASEBALL TEAM? Photo by Bingham & Wood. THE COLORADO SPRINGS “MILLIONAIRES ” Picked by many to win the Western League Championship in 1904. MILLIONAIRES TOOK BOTH Defeated Denver in Two Games Yesterday. BY GOOD TEAM WORK CUBS WERE OUTCLASED UP TO THE LAST HALF OF THE SECOND GAME WHEN THEY TOOK A BRACE TOO LATE. St. Louis, Sept. 3.—With the finish of le international team race, the last ivent on today’s card, the 1904 Olym- ilan came to an end. Owing to protests made by the Chlca- ;o Athletic association, the award of e magnificent loving cup emblematic ' the Olympic championship, was not ade to the athletic organization whose ipresentatlves scored the most points 1 Olympic championship events during le meet. The final score, according to the offi- ial figures of the first four clubs fol- ) wb : New York Athletic club, 63; Chicago Ahletlc association, 59; Milwaukee Ath!tic club, 46; Greater New York Irish ithletlc association, 31. The Chicago association, however, has rotested the entry of John R. Dewitt, f the New York Athletic club, who 'on second place in the 16-pound ham- ler ev'ent, and the New York Athletic lub tug-of-war team which finished ourth in that event. The result of hese protests will be, unless the charges re withdrawn, that the awarding of the hamplonship cup will be delayed until Iter the meeting of the governing card of the Amateur Athletic union, a New York next November. Should he protests be allowed by that body t will result In a tie, as Dewitt won three points and the tug-of-war team one point for the New York club. James D. Llghtbody, of the Chicago Athletic association, clipped three-fifths of a second off the Olympic records for the 1,500-meter run. There was an unusually fine field in the pole vault contests. Five men broke the Olympic record before the event narrowed down to the final jumps with three men eligible. Charles E. Dvorak, of the Chicago Athletic association, then demonstrated his class and from the 11-foot mark he competed alone, the other four men being tied at that mark. Dvorak’s best was 11 feet six Inches, breaking the Olympic record of 10 feet 9.9 inches held by I. K. Baxter, of the University of Pennsylvania, made at the Paris Olympic. The keenest competition of the entire week’s program developed in the discus throw. M. J. Sheriaan, of the Greater New York Irish Athletic association, and Ralph W. Rose, of the Chicago Athletic association, tied for first place'With throws of 128 feet lOVs Inches, breaking the Olympic records oy more than 10 feet. As splitting points is not allowed in an Olympic championship the men w'eie forced to throw over. The best that Rose could do was 120 feet 6% Inches, while Sheridan, although beating him also showed a reversal of form and the distance that gave him first place was 127 feet lO^ Inches. Special to the Gazette. Denver, Sept. 3.—Colorado Springs took two games from Denver today. The first was lost by a score of 9 to 2, and was in the nature of a good drubbing. The syond resembled real baseball at tlme^ but was full of errors on both sides. From the fifth Inning until the the last of the ninth the Cubs played as if they had stage fright. The visitors hung together well all through one game until the last half of the last game, when they went to pieces, allowing three runs. In the second game Denver started out by running up four tallies in the first and one each in the next two. In the fifth Blake and Graham scored on a single and double, being advanced by Messitt, and Baerwald singled. Then Denver went to pieces and although the Cuba batted Naughton all over the lot they could not get a run. In the sixth Kahl singled and Congalton made a home run on Hayes’ error in right field. In the seventh Graham’s hot grounder got through Smith and shortly afterwards Maupln circled the bases on a long one In center which Ketcham could not take because of his stumble. Then Eyler, who was pitching good ball, was taken out for Kenna, who did worse. In the last half of the last McHale made two bags on a single and Congalton’s error. The visitors went to pieces and the other runs were made on singles. First Game. COLORADO springs . M’GINNITY TELLS HOW TO BECOME A WINNING PITCHER ( “Baseball spectators are too apt to think iiat the pitcher Is the whole thing,” says McGinnlty, “but they are naistaken. '•I a pitcher has to do is to pitch, and isn't lip to him to think he is the whole i h'ng, either. If he gets that idea and fSins to figure that the chief part of 's role is to strike out every batter, it’s case ot another good man gone wrong, t s the pitcher who realizes there are fgnt other men, all working, who suc- veds. You see, the batter is likely to do h to the ball, and It may come Py old T\ay. There’s where the fielder ps in his work. [AH the pitcher can do is to try and r' hatter or make him hit Into, a '‘«r’s hands If he hits the ball at all. ’em something that looks like Kind brother used to hand up In prac- I e and they’H swipe at It for old times’ , *e. The thing is to have the ball dlf- iZT I L 1 the kind of ball most Naim v batters are fond of, and I th ^ point to shove over something f them that looks like the kind with L, on It, but Isn’t. In Phil“ recently the only man who got a hit was Titus, a new chap, and he got two of them. I know the kind he needs now. “If a pitcher will study the batter, keep cool, and remember where the fielders are, he can get away with his game without much trouble. It s a great deal like billiards; the angles count and the ball caroms off the bat just like an Ivory one does from the cue. Make the angle of delivery right and the batter simply can’t thump the ball anywhere except at a fielder. Much has been said about my underhand upshoot. It Is a great ball, probably, but If I used It all the time It wouldn’t go. It eases my arm and gives the weight of the body In delivery, besides being deceptive to the man at the plate, because a rising angle is the hardest to judge, and he hit.s It in the air If at all. But Ifs all rot to say I Invented It. It is the old ball that our grandfathers used when the rule of delivery between the hip and the knee was in force.” Thirty n-.lllion of dollars have been paid by the east to Colorado melon growers in the Arkansas Valley district slnee the discovery of the famous Rocky Ford cantaloupes. AB,, R. H.PO. A. E. Kahl. 3b .......... 10 0 0 0 Congalton, rf . 00200 Nili, 2b ....... 1 04 1 0 Thornton, lb ..23 6 1 2 Blake, cf ........ 11 70 0 Graham, ss ... 23 1 30 Messitt, c ....... 1350 1 Baerwald, If .. ..........4 0 2 20 0 Vllleman, p ... ..........21 0 00 0 » —— •mm Totals . ........ DENVER. 122753 AB. R. IB.PO.A. E. McHale. If .... ..........41 0 10 0 Hallman, 2b ... 034 20 Smith, ss ........ ..........4 0 0 3 5 1 White, lb ...... .........311911 Ketcham, cf .. 0 0 5 1 0 Hartzell, 3b ... ..........4 0 0 1 52 Hayes, rf ...... 02 1 0 0 Lucia, c — 00 2 '10 Cable, p........... 0 01 1 0 •Braun ........... 0 00 00 ». ——.— ». Totals . ........ .........34 262716 4 •Batted for Cable. SCORE BY INNINGS. Denver .....................0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0—2 Colorado Springs . .0 0 0 '2 0 1 4 1 1—9 SUMMARY. Stolen bases, White. Hayes, Baerwald; two-base hits, Messitt, Hallman: three- base hits, Thornton, Messitt, Blake; double plays. Hallman to Smith to White. Smith to Hallman; struck out, by Cable 2, by Vllleman 4; bases on balls, off Cable 4; off Vllleman 2; hit by pitched ball, Kahl; first on errors, Denver 2, Colorado Springs 2; left on bases. Denver 7, Colorado Springs 8; time of game, 1:42; umpire. Carruthers. Second Game. COLORADO SPRINGS. 30002 , 0 000 1 . 11 1 0 0 39 9 132719 •Batted for Kenna. SCORE BY INNINGS Denver . .................4 1 1 9 0 0 0 0 9—9 Colorado Springs ..0 000222S 1—10 SUMMARY. Stolen base, Ketcham; two-base hits, Ryan; three-base hits. McHale, Ketcham; home runs, Hallman, Maupln; double plays, Hallman to Smith to White, Eyler to Smith to White; struck out, by Eyler 1, by Kenna 1, by Maupln 1; bases on balls, off Kenna 2, off Maupln 2; hit by pitched ball, Congalton, Thornton; left on bases, Denver 7, Colorado Springs 6; time of game, 1:48; umpire, Carruthers. STALWART WON CENTURY STAKES New York, Sept. 3.—Before a crowd of 35,000, Stalwart, at 9 to 2. won the $20,000 ¿entury stakes, one and one-half miles, at Sheepsheacl Bay, defeating the favorite, Ort Wells, In one of the closest finishes Of the year. Short Hose was third. The time, 2:31 1-5, is a new- track record, two- fifths of a second faster than the previous record made by Water Boy last year. COLORADO CITY ENTERS LEAGUE The second team to announce its lineup as a member of the City Bowling league this season is the Standard club team of Colorado City. This team is made up of 10 of the best bowlers in the club, and on their past records should be a strong factor in the league. The men selected for the Standard team are T. C. Roberts, captain, and Bleiow, O. Johnson, Munroe, Neiswanger, Myers. Magers, George Hill, She^tz and Buergelln. Some of the men’s scores for the past week are: Buergelin 232, 220, 212; Myers, 235, 210, 206; Btelow, 219, 214, 217; Neiswanger. 227, 208; Brooks, 210; Nichols, 209; Munroe, 200; Pratt, 203; Magers, 202; Roberts. 200; Mantz, 200. The team’s uniforms have not yet been decided upon, although it is probable that they will wear white bowling shoes and light gray shirts with black monogram design. ! AB. R . H. PO- A. E. Kahl, 3b ........ 1 11 0 1 Congalton, rf ...........42 3 1 0 0 NUI, 2b ........... 11630 Thornton, lb ............ 41171 0 Blàke, cf ...... 111 0 1 Graham, ss . 3 4 5 60 Messitt, c .... 0 022 1 Baerwald, If ............ 3 0 1 3 1 2 Maupln, p ... 111 0 fl •Ryan........... 0 1 00 0 ». — •——-—i* Totals ......................38 10 14 28 •Batted for Baerwald in eighth. DENVER. 13 5 AB. R.IB. PO.A.E. McHale. rf ... 2 1 3 0 0 Hallman, 2b . 25 2 4 0 Smith, ss .... 106 70 White, lb .... ............4 0 111 0 1 Ketcham, cf ...........» 51120 1 Hartsell. 3b . ............. 51 0 12 1 Hayes, rf __ 0 3 10 1 Lucia, c ....... 1122 1 FOOTBALL MEN ARE LINNING UP With school opening Tuesday and football practice beginning Wednesday, the High school enthusiasts are already getting a line on the new men that are coming up this year. From the west side there will come Guy Kester, weight 180, who will try for a back; Murphy, 190; Fred Graves. 130, quarter and Joe Morrison, 165, half back. The other candidates for quarter are Frank Howe, who captained the “C. J’s” last year and Will Stone, both about 140 pounds in weight. Among the other good possibilities are Glenn Sha.w, for lineman, 145; John Merit, 160, and Leon Fairley, 160. Tn addition to these new men. a large percentage of the old team will be back, as announced in the Gazette last Sunday, and altogether prospects are encouraging for a championship team under Captain Ward Randolph. BOOKMAKING ON BALL TEAMS A St. Louis, bookmaker has started a book on the race in the American league. He made the New York team favorite in the field at 9 to 5. He took a bet of $1.000 to $500 and a number of smaller wagers. Boston and Chicago are even second choices at 12 to 5, and several bets were laid on these two teams. Ehrll h. who saw the Boston champions perform last week, is not impressed wth the prospects of the team from Beantown, and thinks they will be beaten out by Griffith’s Highlanders. Philadelphia and Cleveland figured about five to one in the book. Detroit is at 100 to 1 and Washington is a 200 to 1 shot. He might as well make W'ashington 2,000 to 1. The bowlers are making preparations to open the season. The bowlers are continuous performers. As soon as they stop they get ready to start again. RESULTS AT THE TOWN AND GOWN QUALIFYING ROUND FOR CARNIVAL CUP PLAYED YESTERDAY. FIRST round ' next SATURDAY. The qualifying round for the Carnival cup, In which there were 11 entries, was played yesterday afternoon at the Town and Gown Golf club with the following results: Players— Gross. Hdcp. Net. C. F. Spaulding..... 91 10 81 H. B, Davis, Jr................. 92 6 86 P. Hagerman ..................... 95 9 86 S. J. Mattocks................... 104 16 88 C. G. Graham................... 112 24 88 S. F. Hamp....................... 103 13 90 J. M Johnson.................... 110 20 90 E. P. Shove ...................... 106 15 91 W. K. Jewett...................... 95 0 95 S L. Caldwell.................. 115 20 95 F. J. Hobbs.. ................... 125 22 103 H. C. Joy ............................ 124 18 106 Drawings for the first round to be played next Saturday resulted in the following players being matched: P. Hagerman vs. S. F. Hamp; H. B. Davis. Jr.. vs. E. P. Shove; C. G. Graham vs. winner of tie between S, L. Caldwell and W. K. Jewett; the tie between S. L. Caldwell and W. K Jewett will be played off during the week. Tomorrow afternoon there will be a return match between the Town and Gown Golf club and the Cheyenne Mountain Country club on the grounds of the former. On Tuesday there will be a nine-hole handicap for ladies at the Town and Gown. The question as to whether or not Colorado Springs tvants a representative baseball team has, to all intents and purposes, been an.swered in the negative. There Is not a city in the Western league circuit today that has a better team, nor Is there a city where the management of the club offers more to the spectators thai. right here in Colorado Springs; yet, from the attendance standpoint, the game is not worth the candle. When a team which has led in the race for the pennant the greater part of the season, and which is now looked upon as the strongest bidder for first honors, falls to draw a fair attendance on Its own grounds, then there is something wrong with the general baseball public, and the Inference is taken that the people don’t care to support a winning team. There are very few men, if any. In Colorado Springs who will put money in the game, fewer still who, if they controlled the franchise, would keep a team of high salaried pl.ayers throughout the season and make good all expenses. Yet this has been done here for the past six v eeks—otherwise there would have been no baseball. Mr. Burns has done more for th.> Western league this season than any other club owner, a fact that Is admitted all over the circuit. But a professional baseball team is not conducted on the lines of a charitable institution. If the people want Colorado Springs to be represented in the league, It is up to them to support the game. The Millionaires will return to Colorado Springs tomorrow and will piay a double-header with Denver at Boulevard park. It will be the last game of the season on the home grounds, after which the team will leave for the e.ast on the last trip. The fact that the Miilionalres are practically tied wdth Denver, and that tomorrow will he a 1 ollday and ladies’ day, should draw the biggest crowd of the season to see (he home team for the last time thl.s xear. HOW SEBRING SAVE A HOMER The Crescent bowling team last night defeated the Standard club five on the latter’B alleys by^a margin of 62 pins. A return game will be played In this city during the week. “I see that Jimmy Bebrlng pulled off a play some days tgn.” says Patsy Donovan—“a play often attempted but never before accomplished. He was chasing a hit; he threw his glove at the ball and the leather, caught in the glove, stopped rolling, so that he held the batsman, Magee of the Quakers, on second, while the soak would have been a triple or home run but for the glove. Maybe this will result In special legislation next season, and again it may receive no attention, because it could hardly happen again in 5,000 games. And yet. such arc the uncertainties of baseball, it might happen again tomorrow.” Many a player, when he sees a ball escaping him, takes off his glove and throws it at the ball more as a joke than anything else. Isbell has been doing It for many years, but it is not on record that Izzy ever succeeded In hitting the vanishing globule. If you think the feat would be easy, just get a ball and glove, toss the ball into the air and then throw the glove at it. You won’t even graze the ball once in fifty efforts. “The rules say that a ball must not be caught in a hat or cap, but say nothing about Interference by means of a glove. And maybe it wouldn’t be a tough job to word a rule so as to cover the point! You would have to word It something like this; The ball must not be caught or stopped by a fielder's glove, unless such glove be actually upon the hand of the fielder when the ball strikes such glove.” New York, Sept. 3.—The devotees of football are beginning to sit up and take notice. It will not be many weeks before the squads will report for duty and the work of selecting the young warriors who will defend their college colors on the gridiron will be in full blast Harvard and Yale have set the day for their squads to report. It is September 19 tn both cases. Captain Hurley and Worthington, the head coach for Harvard, have already held several conferences to map out the campaign. According to the former sev^eial crack “prep” players are coming to Harvard next autumn, among them Starr, the quarterback from Groton schoo', and who is counted upon to make a bid for ex- Captain Marshall’s place. Mills, Squires and Derby, substitutes, are also candl- date.s for regular players’ positions. Princeton Is anticipating more or less trouble in getting a team which can keep up to the pace set by last season’s champions. Princeton lost by graduation six veteran football warriors—De Witt at right guard; Reed, right tackle; Ro.ss McClave. the hurdling fullback; Ralph Davis, the All- American left end; Howard Henry, right end. and Vetterle'ln, who filled the position of quarter back. With these men out of the game it will be the harde.st kind of a CHASING FLIES TIRED MR. HART FORMER STAR FLAYER COULD NOT TRAVEL FAR WHILE IN COLORADO SFRINGS — ASKED FOR BASES ON BALLS. About the best thing Hugh Duffy brought out of the west Is a story of Billy Hart, once a great pitcher, now an umpire. Some seasons ago Hart went from Peoria to Colorado Springs and played the outfield the first day. The altitude of the Springs Is away up In the clouds, and the mere exercise of walking pumps the air from people unused to the climate. Hart had never been there as an outfielder. In the first round Hart pursued a number of long drives to the fence and across lots. At the end of the fourth gallop Billy walked in to the slab, white ahd gasping and with eyes protruding. Handing the ball to the pitcher, he wheezed: “Give ’em a few bases on isalls—old man—til I get—my second wind!” This Is one way they have of encouraging young pitchers In the enterprising west. —(Philadelphia North American. Alexandria Bay, N. Y., Sept. 3.—James A. Ten Eyck won the single sculls championship of the eastern states here today, with W. J. Henley, of Syracuse, second. FOOTBALL OUTLOOK IN THE BIG EASTERN COLLEGES problem to fill the vacanclem No one knows what the entering freshman class will develop, but as soon us the men are called out for practice, a canvass of the class will be made, and every man that looks like a football player will be urged to don the moleskin and try for a place on the team. The entering class will number about 475, and Trainer Jim Robinson will watch closely for promising material. Although old Nassau has lost some mighty good football material she has a first-class nucleus for a evinnlng team left. Cooney, who fills the position of left tackle, is one of the strongest players on the gridiron, and it will be remembered that he made a creditable showing against Hogan of Yale last year. Harold Short, who holds the pivotal position, is another who fills his place well. Herbert Dillon, as left guard, proved the equal of Bloomer of Yale last season, and should be •equally good this tall. Captain Walter Foulke, the right halfback. Is, without ex- oepllon, the fastest back on the gridiron today, and it is his intention to gather about him a team with speed and weight combined. The other big colleges have not yet taken formal steps towards organization, but they will do so within the next week or two. JEFFRIES OUT OF A JOB; MUNROE SHOULD MAKE MONEY Because he .knocked out J%qk Munroe in fewer than two rounds James Jeffries is now a champion out of a job. There is nothing on the pugilistic horizon that looks good enough to make him extend himself. It has been suggested that the big fellow engage In a battle royal and have for his opponents James Corbett. Fitzsimmons, Ruhlin and Sharkey, but as this would cause the money to be cut so many ways it is hardly likely that he will ever get another crack at these erstwhile stars, even at the odds of four to one. Jeffries has simply fought himself out of a Job. He will now probably return to the stage, but it must be remembered that the big fellow was never a good drawing card as a thespian. in spite of the fact that he is undoubtedly the greatest fighter the world has ever known. For this reason Jeffries finds the life behind the footlights distasteful. When here last he said that he would never appear again in public unless In a fight. However, he will probably change his mind now, as he has been offered a fabulous sum to go through his training stunt on the Pike at the World’s fair in St. Louis. As to Munroe, he Is certainly a lucky chap. Less than two years ago he was digging copper for a small salary, while now, although a thoroughly beaten man, he is the possessor of quite a sum of money and he is not completely disgraced. He can refer to the fact that Jeffries has trimmed them all and therefore why not John from Butte. Of course he will be told that he went out quicker than any of his predecessors, but nevertheless they were all paid out of the same envelope as John Munroe, the loser’s envelope. As far as fighting is concerned. Munroe is In better shape than the champion. He can find plenty of aspiring boxers who will take great pleasure in punching him, while Jeffries can discover no one who is willing to receive even a fair salary to recci/j his punches. Muri'oe can travel to Philadelphia and In all probability get a match with Jack O’Brien. This would pay well, and even though John from the Quaker City should trim him with ease, he could then go to Chicago, where th'C fight game is about to open, and offer himself as a sacrifice to Tommy Ryan Tommy always pay.s well for cinches. The game is thriving at Butte and this town should prove a splendid opening for the miner. In fact, things should break ftme for him. He can fight, make a Ilttie money and then “back to the mines.” with out the expense of traveling. Munroe Is In luck. Billy Delaney advises the champion to retine while he Is still the champion. De- Itfney wisely says that It will be at least two years before he can expect another fight and many things can happen In that length of time. Delaney is afraid that Jeffries will travel a dizzy gait during th« long vacation and would be unable to train even though a match were in sight. The veteran trainer is undoubtedly right. BUTTE CLUB GETS THE BOUT BATTLING NELSON AND AURELIA HERRERA WILL SETTLE THE QUESTION OF SUFERIOR- ITY NEXT MONDAY NIGHT. Butte. Mont., Sept. 3.-The bidding match between Los Angeles and Butte for the “Battling” Nelson-Aurelia Herrera contest nesulted in favor of Butte, and the boys will settle the question of superiority before the Montana sports on September 5. When the match was first broached the copper country promoters offered $2,500 for the fight. The Los Aiv geles club then took a hand in the game and raised the Butte sports |500. The mountainltes then “skinned” over their hands and found enough in them to see the Los Angeles raise and go it $300 better. The boys will therefore fight for a $3,500 purse with a privilege of 60 per cent of the gross receipts, Butte is equally as good a town for pugilists as Los Angeles and the fact that the date set for the battle Is lAibor day makes it. if anything, better. The miners have seen the Mexican go through his fistic stunts with Benny Yanger and others. and as he has invariably taken down the long end of the money in his batttes in that country they naturally think him invincible. RICHARDS WILL NOT COACH TEAM Principal J. R. Richards, of the High school yesterday annotmced that he would not coach the college Tigers this coming season. His High school work and the coaching that he will give to the High School “Terrors” will require his entire attention, and he has decided that he cannot find time to coach Colorado college and put out a strong team. He will, however, aid the Tigers where- ever possible with suggestions, and will give them an occasional bit of practice.
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