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Doings on the Gridiron, the Track and
Also the Cinder l'ath.
Will the National Game Be Ablo to Stand
' Another Civil War-Collegians
ami Their Kicking Over
l oot Dull Dates.
By the United Press.
AVashlnRton, Oct. 26.
Many people are wondering these
days what la golns to Happen
next In bnse bnll circles The
developments of last week did not
create much of a stir to outward ap
pearances, but beneath the surface
there is a feeling of unrest. Previous
to the Philadelphia meetlnR.which gave
birth to the new American Association
the National league magnates were do
ing the most of the worrying, for they
did not know whnt financial, manager
lal, or playing strength the new organi
zation would be able to command. The
fact that they did not exhibit anything
certain In either respect, and the un
doubted defection of Al Johnson, the
prime mover and principle loser of the
Krotherhood movement, in the opinion
of the Post, gives the National leugue
people the vantage ground.
The regulur fall meeting of the big
lengue magnates will be held at the
Filth Avenue hotel, New York, Nov. 14
and IS, and until that time the promo
ters of the new association will be kept
on the anxious seat, wondering what
action the parent body will take. Many
of the players will also be kept wonder
ing and speculating. They do not want
to run any chance of blacklist by going
to the league'B newest rival, and this
is what Is going to make It dillleulty for
the new body to line up for a playing
season in the latter part of next April
That is the point which has been dis
cussed with most frequency by the
players since early in September. When
a few of them were found together it
was almost a certainty that they wen-
discussing next season's prospects, and
the chances for getting an Increase In
pay from either the National League
club to which they belong, by reason of
the promised opposition, or from some
club of the new formation. Toward the
end of the playing season quite a num
ber were satisfied that It would be
safer to remain under the National
league blanket, and volutarlly alllxed
'heir signatures to contracts for 1M)".
Among these were all of the Chicago
players, all but two of the Philadel
phiaa, all but four or five of the 1'itts
burgs and others which might be
picked at random from the other clubs.
Desertion from the League.
To offset this the organizers of the
new association had the promises of
nearly all the Jioston men, a few of the
Baltimore, one or two of the St. Louis
lirowns and the Plttsburgs, two of the
i'hllaUelplilas, and some few others
scattered here and there. The promises
trom the players were that they would
not sign with the clubs to which they
were under reservation until after the
new body took shape, the understand
ing being that the new association
would give them substantial Increase In
salaries If everything came right.
If the new association really means
business the managers of the new clubs
will make an effort to sign the players
who have held off., In fact, It is reported
that John J. Moore, who will be Identi
fied with the new club In New York, has
been In Hoston severnl days trying to
get the signatures of Hugh Duffy, Tom
my McCarthy and Herman Long to
contracts for his team.
These players admit that they have
been offered large salaries, and express
i preference to play In New York, but
have not yet made up their minds to
sign.. Al Uuckenberger says he is con
fident he can secure at least four of
last season's Pittsburg club ns the nu
cleus for the new club to be located
there, and Fred Pfeffer thinks he will
have no trouble In placing a good club
In Chicago If he can first Induce Amos
Rusle to go in with him. Pfeffer would
himself play on second and mnnaate
and captain the team, so there would
he two stars as a starter for the Windy
City club. The Philadelphia, men are
talking of making J silly Sharslg, of
old Athletic club fame, manager of
the team there, counting on his popu
larity In that city to help the club in a
financial way, but from all accounts
they have not succeeded In coming to
terms yet with Lave Cross and Hilly
Hamilton, the only Phillies who refused
to sign with the Kench and Kogers
people. Billy IJarnle will no doubt have
charge of the team in his own town,
Brooklyn, but It does not appear that
he has engaged anything In the shape
of playing talent up to date.
The Washington Organizers.
If Messrs. Hewett and Scnnlon have
signed men for the team they are to
place here they are keeping very quiet
about it. They decline to talk about
their plans at present. Michael Scan
lon was seen on his return from the
Philadelphia meeting, but excused him
self from saying anything nbout bnse
ball except on one point. lie was em
phatic in saying that he did not believe
in making war on the National league,
and rather than countenance contract
breaking by players would withdraw
from the business.
It was generally hoped among follow
ers of the game that the organization
of the new body would mean a return to
the conditions In existence prior to the
Brotherhood revolt, when there were
two big base ball organizations which
respected contracts made by clubs on
either side, when there were big salar
ies for all the players, and the interest
In the game in all parts of the country
was aroused to such an extent that all
the clubs were making money. Unfor
tunately, however, the new organiza
tion has not made a start which Invites
peace, and the Inevitable clash over the
player question will come early and
last long. This will mean harm to both
organizations and the possible destruc
tion of one.
The National lengue people, having
Just worked past the evil effects of the
Brotherhood war,' are in no mood to
deal friendly with a prospective rival,
and the association must certainly be
aware that they cannot go ahead and
hope to be successful without trenching
on the big league's reserve list. This
will start the trouble. The lengue will
certainly fight to retain the players on
their reserve list, and there will be
many legal battles, as there were In
ISM, to disgust the followers of the
The Challenge.
The association threw down the gage
of battle at the Philadelphia meeting
when they declared that they would not
respect the league club reservations.
This will force the league magnates
at their meeting in New York next
month to take a decided stand. There
can be no doubt but they will resolve
to blacklist players who desert their
ranks. Then if the association people
have the financial backing which they
claim the bars will be let down anil a
number of players will be able to work
their salaries up to the $3,500 to $5,000
notches. Few clubs can afford to pay
many men such salaries without great
loss to their exchequers, and after one
of the organizations goes to the wall
because the backers of the clubs are
heartily sick of losing money, a fresh
start will have to be made by the suc
cessful body, and the only result of
the whole squabble will have been that
the great American game has been set
backward ten years or more by the
tery people who should try to build up
and advance It
1 Records of Heavy Hitters of the League
1 and Leading llnso Stealers,
'. -By the United Press.
New York, Oct 26. During the nine
teen years that the National league has
been in existence, there has been some
very hard batting, but Duffy's percent
age this season is a record breaker.
Previously, the best percentage was
.403, made by Ross Barnes, in 1S76, the
first year of the league. The list of
champion batsmen of the league is as
lIvJ","68' 'n'engo 403
t'-l) !"" Boston .
iiS-V'llrym!,le' Milwaukee 3-ti
ls,!-Anson, Chleugo 407
lsxo-t 0 re, Ch leago W,
IVil Anson, Chicago.!!""""!!!"'."" !:;'i'a
SSIi-Ilrouthers, Huffalo :i7
SW-Hrouthers, Huffalo ;I71
1S.S4 O'Kourke, Buffalo :IW
1SS;, Connor, New York 371
1S Kelly, Chicago 8
ISS7 Maul, Philadelphia '.. !:I43
lSWi Anson, Chlciigo 313
lhKH Brotithers, Huston . 313
iK'i ijioy, I'Mrngo ;ir.
1NH Hamilton. Philadelphia y:s
)S!i3 Hioulhers, Brooklyn 3:r
1M.I Stenzel, Pittsburg 4119
iwi-uuiry, tioston 434
There was some lively scurrying
around the bases on the league circuit
during the season just closed, and
Hamilton with 101 to his credit, lends
the league. John Ward was at the
top of the column last season with
seventy-two bases to his credit. Hamil
ton s performance Is, therefore a re
markable good one. Burke, Fuller and
Doyle have made a creditable showing.
1 he following figures show the work of
the leading base stealers:
Stolen Sacrifice
Games. Bases, Hits. Ituns
Hamilton ..
SI e( J raw ....
Latham ....
V. Ward ...
Donovan ...
Hannnn ....
(5. Tebenu ..
McCarthy ..
Burkelt ....
Holliilay ...
I )ovi
K. Pmlth ...
('. S. Abbey
Jennings ...
Van Haltren
Breathers ..
J. Ward ....
.. i:
.. 113
.. i:n
.. m
., 130
.. 131
.. 133
. 10(1
.. w
.. 125
.. 11'3
.. 133
.. 124
.. 10S
.. l.'IS
.. 04
.. 123
.. 120
.. H'2
101 7 !07
71 0 M
Si 13 i:3
01 14 151
C.3 15 122
CO 14 131
57 11 140
41 1 !l
30 0 07
4N 10 VVI
40 10 152
4S 27 110
41 4 137
30 3 124
4i 13 120
31 0 K2
42 8 120
42 14 107
33 11 70
10 0 117
35 8 ill
31 4 120
33 fi h5
34 3 01
33 10 12S
31 S 112
.'13 12 !.5
' 32 15 137
34 13 13!)
30 14 138
38 21 135
30 23 101
. 12
. 121
. 121
. 12S
. 12H
. 122
. 130
. 12S'
. 139
. 12S
. 129
. 133
Nick Young's Broad Hint to Popular Piny-
ers of the League.
By the United Press.
Washington, Oct. 26. President Nick
Young, of the" National Base Ball
league, does not Intend to cull a special
meeting to consider the new base ball
association. He says: "The members
of the league do not want any more
base ball wars, but they stand ready to
defend their hard earned interest
against what appears to be nothing
more than a band of base ball specula
tors. The situation has been thorough
ly surveyed, and we know every man,
his social and financial standing, sup
posed to be directly or Indirectly Inter
ested In the new association. The Im
pression prevails, after looking over the
Held that the league, rather than be
(coine involved fin .another struggle,
similar to that with the Brotherhood,
will go down Into Its pockets and buy
out the rival organization. They will
be sadly disappointed If they are enter
taining any such Idea. Tim league has
a well balanced compart organization,
and the market Is stocked with desira
ble players.
"There Is one thing that can be stated
with all frankness, nnd that Is the
lengue does not Intend to enter Into a
competitive contest of dollurs for the
services of popular players In the
league. If they are disposed to place
their loyalty to the parent organiza
tion on the auction block, they are at
liberty to do so. If they deliberately
violate the terms of the National agree
ment nnd desert the league they must
understand that they place themselves
on the black list, so far as the league Is
concerned, for all time to come.
New players are being developed every
year, and there is no longer a players'
trust to dictate the policy of the league."
In this connection Mr. Young called
attention to the number of excellent
young players developed In the league
during the last year nnd to contracts
already signed with promising players
of smaller leagues for the next season.
He explained his nbsence from head
quarters last week by stating that he
went Into seclusion temporarily to fig
ure out and promulgate the official
averages for the season just closed.
The fall meeting of the lengue will be
called for Nov. 14 and will be held In
New York. The pennant will be form
ally awarded to the Baltimore club and
the annual renorts of the secretary
nnd treasurer of, the league will be sub
mitted, 'l he showing promises to be
satisfactory from a financial stand
point and n general rounding up of the
lengue's business affairs will Indicate
a fairly prosperous season In spite of
the hard times. Any questions arising
ns to the rumored changes In the mem
bership of the league will nrnbnblv hr-
deferred until the spring meeting ot
me nexi cnampionsiup seuson.
He Soys Duffy, McCarthy und Long Will
.-uiy in iioston.
By tho United Press.
Philadelphia, Oct. 26. Frank Relee.
mannger of the Hoston League ball
team, In an Interview here said: "You
can say for me that I will hot a new suit
of clothes that Duffy, McCarthy nnd
i,ong 00 not. piay with the Association
next season. Why, it is simply ridicu
lous to think of It. Two of these men
have Invested $5,000 In business In Bos
ton, and why should they want to play
In New York? Then again, If thev must
make a change there Is not a club in the
league which would not offer them a
good advance over their present salary,
and it stands to reason they would
sooner play with a recognized success
ful organization thnn take chances with
a new one.
'No, no, they are too level-headed for
that, nnd you can also Fay that they
will get what they demanded from the
Boston club and they nre entitled to It.
There are no harder working players in
the profession today than they, anil they
are stars of the first magnitude; so
much so, In fact, that I' would be In
favor of giving them all that business
can afford. There will be more old
faces on the Boston tenm next year
than most people Imnglne."
Oulnn, of Milwaukee, Soys tho New Hose
Hull Association Is No llliiff.
By the United Tress.
Milwaukee, Wis., Oct. 26. TI. D.
Quinn.who Is furnishing tho backing for
the Milwaukee club In the new base ball
association, has returned from Phila
delphia. The association Is not a bluff, Mr.
Qulnn says; neither Is' his talk about
putting a club In Milwaukee. He says
he has several players on the string
already but he Intends to keep his plnns
to himself Until all arrangements hnve
been made. This, he states, will not be
until the contracts of the association
are printed.
Projectors of Pittsburg Association Club
Decide to Leave That City.
By the United Press. , .
PlttHburg, Oct. 26. The American As
sociation club wil not locate at Pitts
burg. A. C. Uuckenberger and L. . l)e
Itoy, who have been looking after the
club's interest in Pittsburg, haveretlred
from further activity In the project,,
and notified those who were willing to
give the concern financial tacking that
as suitable grounds coultf not be ob
tained in would not only be useless but
unprofitable to continue the venture.
Buckenberger did not seek a confer
ence with the Pittsburg Traction offi
cials, feeling that It would result in any
but favorable terms. Buckenberger
says that he told the other members of
the association that it would be hard to
put a club In Pittsburg, so that they will
not be surprised at the action of himself
or associates.
There were 620 home runs made In the
lengue the past season, the biggest num
ber in its history. Duffy leads the list
with 37.
The Western lengue had eight men In
Its ranks the past season with a batting
average of .400 or over, und 95 that had an
average of .300 or over.
An Interesting test of fthe relative
strength of the two sections of the leuguu
is seen In the fact that the eustcrn clubs
won 208 games from the western clubs
the past season, and lost to them only 158.
The Boston elub has signed Cutcher
Warner of the Wllkes-ltarre elub for next
season. Warner Is 30 years old, married,
und Is of steady habits. He caught nearly
nil the games for Wilkes-Burre the past
Wunts Princeton to Have o Guine with
Pcnnsy Nov. '24.
Ey the United Press.
New York, Oct. 26. The Yale-Princeton
game will probably be played on
Saturday, Dec. 1. It can be stated on
good authority that Yale has agreed
upon this date. Instead of Dec. 5, as
they first proposed, and hus also sub
mitted a proposition to Princeton,
which, however, will not be accepted.
Yale's idea is that the three big college
teams, Including her own, should be
on an equal footing, nnd has accord
ingly suggested to Princeton that If the
Tigers will consent to play the Univers
ity of Pennsylvania on Saturday, Nov.
24, the same day that Yale plavs Harv
ard at Springfield, Yale will play
Princeton on Thanksgiving Day, other
wise the game can bo played on Dec. 1.
By this means Yale figures that both
Princeton and Pennsylvania will be put
In the same position that Yale Is In
now. That Is, that the Tigers and
the Quakers would both have a hard
game five days before they met Yale
and Harvard respectively on Thanks
giving Day; but as the Princeton-Pennsylvania
game has already been ar
ranged for Nov. 10 at Trenton, Yale's
suggestion, though a good one, comes
a little late. So that It Is practically
settled that Yule and rrinceton will
meet on Do. 1.
The one remaining hitch between the
big universities seems to be over the lo
cation of the grounds. Yale has shift
ed from a desire to go to Kastern park
Brooklyn, and now shows a preference
V!',,1 !,:l;k,,,,,y val. Princeton, however,
still sticks out for Manhattan field.
Cornell will play Harvard In New York
next naturduy,
iiPv,'I0".f;s '',as b,'('n '''"'ted captain of
the 11le Freshmen Foot Bull team.
iii".r,'"'r' en",,,lm f the Cornell Foot
pounds?'''"' y0",'!, 01,1 atu .w''lB,ls 215
Crowdes nnd Biggs are having a hot
canvass for center on the Princeton
team. Biggs will likely win out. ""Leltm
The American Association of rrofes-
nn"!'.1' Cll,,,M olos'''1 th "n
o ' ""'a "Riding cdwliet with
tho college foot ball games.
So many of the players of Stevens 'Var
sity I'liot Ball team have already been In
jured this season that the eleven" has been
rorced to disband and declare olT all
games scheduled.
An effort Is being made to arrange a
game of foot ball between the University
of I ennsylvnnltt eleven and some minor
college to take place on the Kivorton
Athletic club grounds.
(icorge F. San ford, who has been a
prominent llgureut Yule for six-years past
has left that university for good, nnd It
s reported that ho will enter upon a bus
iness career in Now York.
Tho college fool ball teams have finally
realized the importance of a kicking
game. The new rules are responsible for
the change, and there is nothing more ex
citing for the spectators In general than
to see the ball go sailing through space.
The Baltimore Professional League Foot
Ball team wrote Secretary Plckard. of
the Western Pennsylvania, Association
league, usking for a series of three games
with tho Pittshurgs, of that league. The
secretaiy declined to give them any en
couragement, lint II after the close of the
local league's season.
Pennsylvania Is using a kick-off that Is
worth two of the tricks Yale tried early
In the season. Hlckok kicked twice out of
hounds. This gave Yale's opponents I he
bull In mldlielil and they were forced to
kic k. Thereby Yale secured the ball, but
near her own goal. The new plnv Is bet
ter. Brooks kicks over his opponent's
goal line and they touch In goal. This
gives tin m the ball and thev have to put
It In play on their twenty-ilvn yard line
by n kick. Pennsylvania thereby gets the
ball and gets It much nearer her oppo
nent's goal than In case of the Yale kick
off. Of course It takes a great kicker like
Brooks to make tills play, nnd then it
won't nlwnys work, for It's a long kick
tllfit U-tll u..n.l ., 4V.n, l.nlt 1.1.1 , ,
.....v ,. .1, mill! 1. HFUl lltlll lllllll 111 I)CJ
over the goal line ut a hclghth that men
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udelphia Press.
Some of the Celebrated Kiders Who Will
Take Prominent Part.
By tho United Press.
New York. Oct. 26. Tho International
Indoor Bicycle tournament for both
amateurs nnd professionals will begin
at the Madison Square garden on Nov
ember 27, nnd will continue a week
under the auspices of the Metropolitan
Association of Cycling clubs of New
York and New Jersey. Champion A.
A. Zimmerman, Harry C. Wheeler,
Luelen Lovet, champion short distance
riders of France; Arthur Linton and M.
Huret, also French champions; A. C.
Edward, champion of Kngland, nnd
Alex. Verheyen, the German champion,
are among the pofessionals slated to ap
pear. The class B riders will probably be
Titus, Sanger, Johnson, Bliss, Bald,
ftlacuonald, the . murphy brothers,
Taxis nnd Tyler.
Gideon Doomed for That Place, Hut
Thought Ho Will Not Accept it.
By tho United Press.'
New York, Oct. 26. The decision of
Chairman Raymond, of the League of
American Wheelmen racing board, to
retire from office next February, will
leave the organization In a quandary as
to who will succeed him. George D.
Gideon, the Pennsylvania member of
the bonrd, Is regarded as the man best
fitted for the olllee, but It is claimed
thnt he will not accept It. The league
legislators, In looking around for a man
to take charge of the racing Interests In
the event' of Gideon's refusal, claimed
that Henry W. Robinson, of Massachu
setts, would fill the .bill.
Chlarmun Raymond Intends to re
move to Chicago and the Western men
fnuounce that he Isthecandldateforthe
.engue of American Wheelmen presi
Comparisons between Johnson, Sanger,
Tyler, llliss nnd Titus.
By the United Press.
New York, Oct. 26. Throughout the
racing season the crack class H rld-rs
were ambitious to end the season wilh
a record of 100 victories to their credit.
To show how the leading events were
distributed among the men It Is neces
sary to compare their work through the
season. Early In the yenr It was pre
dicted that Zimmerman's position as
chumplon would be filled by either
Sanger or Johnson.
Johnson defeated Sanger thirteen
times durlnj? the yenr, and Sanger beat
Johnson In eleven races. Johnson won
In all 62 ruces during the year. He de
feated Bald In 15 races; Tyler 8 times
and Titus 15 times. He failed to beat
young Bliss, while the latter defeated
Johnson five times.
Walter Sanger has 125 victories to. his
credit In addition to beating Johnson
H times, he defeated Bliss 7 times
Tyler, 18; Titus, 21, and Bald, 30 times
Harry Tyler has 67 victories to his
credit, defeating Sanger and Johnson 8
times, Bliss 3 times; Bald, 17 times, and
Titus 7 times.
Bliss closed the season with 38 wins
to hs record. He beat Johnson 5
times; Sanger and Bald 7 times and
Titus 8 times. He has no victories over
Tyler to his credit.
Titus has 65 victories to his credit,
dafeating Messrs. Johnson, Bliss and
Sanger 3 times each; Bald, 19 times,
and Tyler 3 times.
The comparison shows the men to be
very evenly matched, with an almost
equal number of victories and losses to
their credit.
Niagara Falls Is the next candidate in
the race for the national meet in 18U5.
Ground was broken on Monday for the
elub house of the Asbury Park Wheel
men. Sanger Is considering a proposition to
try the one hour record nnd the Interme
diate murks above four miles.
At the two hundred race meets held in
this country during the past seuson the
prizes offered aggregate $200,000 in value.
The allotment of spaces for the first na
tional exhibit of cycles, accessories and
sundries, to be held In .Madison Squure gar
den, January lath toKth, have been made.
Already eighty-four firms have made ap
plication. The Callfornlan, Wells, who recently
broke Johnson's half mile world record at
Sacramento, doing tho distance In 0:523-5,
weighs 190 pounds in training, and 203
when out of form. He Is the biggest fust
man on the path.
The foreign professional bicycle riders
who will come to this country next month
with Zimmerman are l.ucien Louvet, Ar
thur Linton ami M. Huret, French cham
pions; A. C. Edwards, England's best
rider, and A. Vcrhegun, German champion.
J. Wade JicOowan, the Pittsburg candl
dato for vice-consul of the Pennsylvania
division. League of American Wheelmen,
and ut present the honored occupant of
that position, Is receiving encouragement
from every part of the state on his can
didacy. The announced withdrawal from the
racing board of the League of American
Wheelmen of its chairman, Howard K.
Raymond, Is regretted by the wheelmen of
the country. Mr. Haymond has become a
partner in a cycle manufactory, and In a
letter to the members of the league he
explains his withdrawal.
George W. Wolfe, who claims to have
broken the Chicago-New York record
recently, is alleged to hnve ridden on a
train between Valparlso and Fort Wuyne
on the evening of October 1. W. 8.
Daniels, of Plymouth, Ind., claims to have
si en Wolfe 011 the train, and says he stands
ready to prove his statement.
Wheelmen who are endeavoring to de
feat J. W. AleCowln, of Pittsburg, for the
vice-consulship of the Pennsylvania div
ision, hnve executed a sharp move by
mailing to nil members of the division
copies of a ballot which Is apparently the
official ticket, but which contains the
name of Thomas Keenan In place of J.
W. McGowin.
Zimmerman and Wheeler nre now In
Italy. They have made plans to sail for
home from (lenoa on November 1, on the
Augusta Victoria. Manager Trov, who
sailed for Fraie-e on Saturday to make
arrangements for the appearance of the
foreign cracks at the Thanksgiving wek
cycling carnival In Madison Square gar
den, may return with them.
An enthusiast with a strong liking for
figures has calculated that Hanger's per
centage for the season, reckoned on the
basis of races won nnd lost, Is .083, which
places him at the head of the list, John
son coming next with .505. Cabanne ranks
third with .457, and then in the order of
merit are: Bald with .433, Bliss with .423,
Charles Murphy with .400, Titus with .377,
and Tyler with .348.
W. J. Goodwin, a Coventry rider who
has been bill little heard of, bus taken the
good slice of twenty-four minutes off the
Birmingham to London und back record.
The distance Is 20S miles, and the course is
very hilly throughout. At no part can the
surface be called fast, either. Yet Good
win accomplished the double Journey in
12:39:00. He broke the Mldlnnd twelve
hour record (193 miles) by four miles dur
ing the course of his Jaunt.
"Lucky" Baldwin has refused to mntch
Rey El Santa Anita with Henry of Na
varre. The board of appeals of the American
Trotting association will meet in Chicago
on Dec. 1.
Barney Owens, proprietor of the Enst
Suffolk hulf-mili) track, will give J50 for
two days' racing, Nov. 5 and 6.
Chnrles Flelschman, the Cincinnati mil
lionaire, lost 2,0U0on the Henrietta's fail
ure to win ut Eust St. Louis on Monduy.
Horsemen nre wondering why W. C.
(Father Bill) Daly is permitted to race his
mare Lizzlo at the Washington, D. C
Henry of Navarre pulled up lnme after
his work ut Oakley the other day and will
"in tie able to start in tho handicap next
The Jockey club of Vienna has bought
Baron Hlrsch's English race horse Match
box for stud purposes. The price was
18,UO0. Mutchbox is a bny 3-year-old, by
St. Simon, out of Match Girl. He has run
well In several big races In England this
Whatever may be the result of the vote
on the proposed constitutional amend
ment prohibiting betting on race tracks,
racing will continue In this stnte. At two
trncks at least, Coney Island and Brook
lyn, the management have decided to hold
their regular meeting. John A. Monis
says theif will be no meeting at Morris
purk in case the amendment carries.
A fight has been arranged at Montreal
between Martin Costello nnd Luke Lucv.
middle weight of Troy, N. Y., to take placo
within two weeks.
Jack Everhardt, the New Orleans boxer,
claims the title of lightweight champion
from Stanton Abbott, and will defend the
title ngalnst any 133-pounder.
Frank McLain. the "Cuban Wonder "
Is reported to have left Philadelphia for
Mnhanoy city, where ho is matched to
tight ten rounds, October 28, for a $"50
Police stopped both fights at Fountain
theatre, Cincinnati, Saturday, In the first
round. The lirst fight was given Van
Heest, the second to Connelly, of Itha
cu. "Jim" Daly, the ex-sparrlng pnrtner of
"Jim" Corbett, und "Jack" Slavln havo
signed articles to fight fifteen rounds for
a purse of $1,500. The bout will take place
In Buffalo on Nov. (i.
It Is reported that Horace Leeds Is to
meet three men at the Southwnrk clu'i on
Saturday niprht. October 27. If Leeds could
be Induced to allow John H. Chirk to be
one of the three a great bout would re
sult. Orville Bnrklay und Thomns Murphy,
130-pound boxers ; John Ceilings nrid
George Smith; Bob Bedding nnd John H.
Clark; young Jack Burke and young Gal
lagher, will furnish the attractions at the
American Athletic club next Saturday
evening. .
The Olympic club of New Orleans, has
offered a purse of $3,000 for a finish fight
between "Steve" O'Donnell, the spar
ring partner of "Jim" Corbett, and "Jim"
Hall, the Australian middle weight. . If
the match Is made, it will take place dur
ing Mardl Orus festivities ,in February.
A dispatch from Boston states that the
Kentucky Rosebud has $1,000 to back him
against any 120-pound man In the United
Slates. Paddy McHrlde had $100 forfeit at
Tho Record olllee for a week to make a
match with "the Bud" for $1,000. Paddy Is
still ready, and Benny Peterson will also
give the Rosebud an argument for about
The Olympic club, of New Orlenns, has
decided to offer a 2.500 purse for a fin
ish fight between "Billy" Plimmer, the
bantam weight champion, and "Char
ley" Kelly, of New York, the contest to
take place In February. If Plimmer re
fuses to light Kelly the Olympic club
agrees to hang up a purse of the same
value for a meeting between the New
Yorker and "Jimmy" Barry, of Chicago1.
It Is not generally known that Mrs.
Robert Fltzslmmons saw her husband
"trim" Mr. Creedon at New Orleans last
month. It Is probably the first case on
record of a woman witnessing a heavy
weight championship battle. Mrs. Fltz
slmmons and Mrs. Scholl, wife of tho
president of the Olympic Athletic club,
saw the contest from a nook In which
they were completely concealed The
champion's wife became so excited that
she could not tell who had won until she
was Informed at the clos of the battle.
Steps will be taken at Newport to form
an American Golf association.
Lasker, the chess player, Is' seriously
111 in London. He has therefore cancelled
all his present engagements for games.
At the annual fall games of Princeton
college R. C. Kumler, 'US, made a new
Princeton record for the broad Jump. The
distance is 22 feet 6 Inches.
James Mahan, of Fltchburg, Mass., the
chumplon quarter-mile sprinter of the
United States, lies in a hospital at Chi
cago with a bullet deeply imbedded In his
left breast and his left arm broken. While
making his way to Chicago, he was set
on by tramps, who not only robbed, but
tried their best to kill him.
Arrangements have been made by a rep
resentative of Austin, Tex., with Teemer
and Gaudaur to row a single scull race In
that city next January for the champion
ship of America and a purse of $2,000,
which will be hung up by the citizens,
It Is exjiected to get Peterson, the oars
man, to participate. In which event each
contestant wil put up $1,000 to be added to
the purse.
Concise Answers to tho Interesting (.lues-
tions of Curious People.
From the Baltimore American.
Question: 1. Was there not a battle
In the laBt century, In which the troops
politely called on each other to fire
first? Did not Napoleon have a pub
lisher shot?
Answer: 1, There Is a tradition to
the effect that at the battle of Fonte
noy, in France, the English officers
took off their hats to their French ene
mies nrruyed In line of battle before
them. Two French officers rode forward
and also took off their hats, returning
the salute. Thereupon Lord Charles
Hay exclaimed, "Gentlemen of the
French guard, fire," and then the an
swer of Count d'Auteroche came: "Fire
yourselves, gentlemen of England. We
never fire lirst." The English troops
were under the Duke of Cumberland,
and the French troops under Marshal
Saxe. The latter was at the time
suffering from an acute attack of drop
sy, and when exhausted from riding on
horseback, had to be drawn in an osier
carriage. The French won the bat
tle at the last moment. 2. Scott, the
novelist, told this story at a banquet
of litterati, In proposing a toast to
Napoleon, because the latter had once
shot a publisher, the Incarnate nnd
Ideal foe of writers, according to tradi
tion. John Philip Palm, a Bavarian, is
said to have suffered from Bonaparte's
anger. He Issued from his press at
Nurenburg, a pamphlet, "Germany In
Her Greatest Degradation," In 1S0U, Just
after the French had occupied tho prin
cipality. He attacked the troops, their
management, and assailed the emperor
particularly. His stiafts at the Cor
sican took the form of a supposed dia
logue between Bonaparte and "Echo,"
In which the ending words in each sen
tence of the emperor formed a phrase
damaging to him. Napoleon ordained
him arrrested and confined at Anspach.
Later he was courtmnrtlaled and shot.
Question: In olden times, when I'.nr
num'9 hotel was nourishing, I read
frequently after Christmas that they
had served watermelon for desert. I low
were the melons kept so long?
Answer: Some years ago a man In
New Jersey varnished some watermel
ons, anil, he claims, kept them in good
condition until Christmas. He put one
or two coats of varnish on them, of
course, letting each one get dry before
putting on unother. He kept thorn In
a cool place, but took care not to let
them get frozen. It Is said, however,
by others who have tried this plan that
a slight taste of the varnish was dis
covered, which was due, of course, to
the liquid making Its way through the
rind. But the New Jersey man said
his melons were as fresh at Christinas
as in August, and that he did not de
tect nny taste of the varnish. It Is
more than likely that (he cold-storage
warehouses, which can easily regulate
the temperature so as to keep it at a
proper degree above the freezing point,
could keep the melons fresh, just as
It was claimed could be done with them
in liarnum's cool cellar. Many country
men secure for themselves the same
advantages of Barnum's cold storage
by placing the melons carefully In the
barn .covering them with fodder nnd
leaving them undisturbed. It Is not uu
unusual treat.
Question: Who was Robert Brown
ing's "Lost Lender" and who the "Fair
Rosamond" of'Tennyson?
Answer: Goethe and Southey have
been made conspicuous by various per
sons as the supposed original of this
poem of Browning's, because each dur
ing his lifetime had made radical
changes in his views on government,
and, therefore, fitted the part. But the
poet, as Ills private correspondence
shows, had Wordsworth in mind at the
time lie wrote the poem, but he says
in this letter, written some years after
the publication of the poem, thnt the
character was merely suggestive, and
that no attempt was made at a por
trait. Jane Clifford was the "Fair
Rosamond" in "The Dream of Fair
Women." She was the daughter or
Lord Clifford, and the favorite of Henry
II. of England. He kept her conceal
ed In a mythical labyrinth near Wood
stock, but all to no purpose, for she
Is said to have been poisoned by Queen
Eleanor In 1177. The story has been
told frequently in prose and poetry.
Samuel Davis published an historical
poem about her melancholic fate Inl5ii4,
Swinburne wrote a drama entitled
"Rosamond," Addison an opera, Scott
refers to the story In his two novels,
"The Talisman" and "Woodstock,"
and many ballads touching the same
subject have achieved a place largely
on account of the pretty story.
Question: Can you give the propor
tion of clenr days In England and the
United States?
Answer: Not exactly as you state it;
but Dr. Cronk, of the State Weather
bureau, finds that In June, 1S04, Bal
timore had twice the sunshine of Lon
don, and in addition to London, only
two other stations In England report
ed a greater number of hours of sun
shine than two hundred. In the United
States, moreover, only three stations
had more sunshine in that month than
Baltimore. The least sunshine at the
record stations was given at Eastport,
Me., nnd Portland, Ore. During May,
1894, tho record of sunshine hours re
corded at the stations Is as follows:
Baltimore, 285.5; Washington, 259.2;
London, 1G3.5. During June of this year
It was: Baltimore. 354.8; Washington,
328.3; St. Louis, 402.8; Santa Fe, 384.2;
Tucson, 364.5; Eastport, 145.1; Portland,
Ore., 163.3; London, England, 16U.8;
Guersey, 209.2; Jersey, 201.5.
Question: Inform me whether base
ball is brain work or art.
Answer: It is largely brawn, nnd
comparatively little brain, except In
the exercise of Judgment on the part
of the players, with exception of the
pitcher. He has to do "brad work"
largely; that Is, exercise more than or
dinary skill in the performance of his
work, as In delivering deceptive balls
to the latter. Base ball Is, however, a
scientific game, nnd, ns such, requires
generally more brain than the aver
age out-door sport.
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