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THE SCBAITTON. TBIBUNE SATUKDAT MORNING, APRIL 4, 1896.
miii TIE SPOKING wot
flaiis f .mam club
Played Will Report Acre on Friday
: V of Next Keek,
M DERMOTT IS SOT HOASTIXG
at Thar Is Xothing to Indicate That
Scranton Will Not Do Well.
fractieo Game Begin
on the 15th.
Next Friday and Saturday nineteen
of the twenty ball players signed by
Manager McDermott will report In this
city and on the following Wednesday,
the 14th, all but Pitchers Brown and
Horner" will start on the practice trip,
which iwlll include games abroad each
day except Sundays from the 15th until
the 27th. Then the players will return
here for two games with the Cuban
Giants and one with Carbondale before
beginning the regular season at Spring
field and Providence.' ,
Brown and Horner will be left here
to get In condition, as it Is assured that
they will be retained for the regular
season. Johnson also Is a positive se
lection for pitching honors, but he ia too
heavy and predisposed to taking on
flesh to be left at home and McDermott
does not propose chancing his getting
insufficient exercise, so will take him
along. ' Maguire, of Trenton, a candi
date for third base,,. has election duties
to perform in his city ana so win not re-
tjse ttM w errtt
first practice game at Hartford on the
Besides Brown. Horner and Johnson,
the season will be started with at least
one and possibly two pitchers from
among Cronln. Stemmlll, Herr, Getts
and Dan Mullarkey. Hess and Rafferty
are a positive brace for change honors
behind the plate. Nothing has been
heard from Tom Power, who was pur
chased for first base and captain from
Syracuse, but McDermott is not par
ticularly worried over the matter, as he
has in Chiles, the West Virginian, a
man who he believes can creditably All
the position. "Piggy" Ward is sure for
The practice games will decide who,
from amo'.K Magulre, Heller, of Fort
Wayne, and Ed. Sweeney, of Brooklyn,
will cover third and play short. Then
If Power materialize!, Chiles also will
try for one of the two positions.
For the outfield there are Meaney,
Pete Eatran, Bradley, of Richmond, and
Flack, the New Englander. Meaney is
the only one of the four who Is sure to
be retained, although Eagan's chances
With the two catcher, eight pitchers,
tlx Inflelders and four outfielders, Mc
Dermott Is satlstied that he can choose
u select party of festive ball tossers who
will rise to the emergency of any kind
of an old base ball pace that Providence,
Syracuse, Springfield or the others may
set. In this connection, It mlgnt be well
to remember that last year Springfield
was a very unknown quantity during
the practice season; but started and fin
ished the league scramble very much in
evidence. It Is also well to remember
that Scranton has the best financial
backing of any club in the league, and
that McDermott Is a man who knows
tils business. Buffalo, Toronto, Syra
cuse and Providence have the pennant
already won on paper by the base ball
e nters of those cities, but a pack or ball
players, like men, are never known until
they are tried. ' Consequently, we will
not admit that any club in the league Is
better than Scranton until all of them
linve played a series at home and abroad
--then we'll venture an opinion, and for
the same reason it is asinine for any
base bnll writer to claim for his city a
club that's a winner. Base ball la too
practical a game to be bamboozled by
the nauseating bucketfuls of gas and
brag which are poured into the papers
of Syracuse in particular and Buffalo,
Rochester and Providence. Mercy
sakes; let's keep our clothes on.
The practice games scheduled for
Scranton are as follows:
. April IS at Hartford.
April 10 at New Haven.
, , April 1? and 18 at Paterson.
April 20 at New Bedford.
April 21 at Newark.
April 22 and 23 at Brockton.
' April 24 and 2.1 at Fall river.
April 27 and 28 at home, Cuban Giants.
(April 29 at home, Carbondale.
In order to give the players a good
night's rest before the opening game on
May 1 In Springfield, McDermott will
leave here with the team on the morn
ing of April 30.
. Meanwhile, the work of refenclng the
base ball park, building the addition to
the old grandstand and erecting new
bleachers has been well started. By
the fifteenth of the month the building
work will be finished and then the dia
mond will be moved to a point about a
rod west of Its present position, the out
field rolled and the infield made as per
fect as any In the league. So by the
time the first games are played here the
whole property will scarcely be recog
nizable to the old patrons.
EASTON'S BALL TEAM.
Players Signed by Manacar Ramsey -To
Use Lafayette's Grounds.
Easton, Pa., April . Harry Ramsey,
manager of the Easton team, has ar
'rived here ready for the season's work.
He will put in the time from now until
the 15th arranging preliminaries, in
cluding exhibition games. The play
ers will report the middle of the month
and practice will then commence. Ram
sey has his team completed, as follows:
Catchers, Smith,, of Amsterdam, State
league; Ballantyne, or Nashville.South
ra league; pitchers, Setley, Gray and
Ballard, the last of Nashville; first
' baseman, Bakor, of New England
league; second base, William Heine, of
: Elmlra State league, who will captain
' BEST BICYCLE BUILT.
.f nn r?r fio i r c. . building
b . I vtf iX..i.
the team: third base. John Mayer, of
Southern league: ahort atop. Toman,
of Amsterdam. State league; outfield
era. Tlerney. Lever and Lawler. who
played in different New York State
clubs last year.
It is probable Barnett and Boraert.
the Philadelphia battery, will be re
leased, as they are not fast enough for
the team as now composed. Manager
Ramsey expects to sign Keenan. an
intlelder and pitcher, who was with
Rochester and Blnghamton last sea
son. The club has arranged with the La
fayette College Athletic association for
use of Its grounds. This will give the
club about the best grounds in the
.MAY BE BLACKLISTED.
ProTldenee Club Won't Allow Ecan to
Play wiih Carlisle.
Media. April S. Jack Egan, the Media
ball player, who Jumped his contract
with the Providence Eastern League
club, and slpmed to play this season
with the Carlisle. Pa., team. ha re
ceived notice from Providence that he
will be blacklisted if he persists in the
cour3e he has taken and refuses to re-
Egan was the crack twlrler of the
Providence club during the season of
M. but was of little service to the team
last year until yie close of the season,
on account of a sore arm. Bert Everson
who left Media to to to Carlisle last
year, has persuaded , Egan and alto Jack
Staekhouse. who was neia Dy oroc-ion.
of the New England League, to Jump
tholr contracts and eo to Carlisle,
Egan says he has no fear or the threat
,.:. j ,i,0 ...m nt
kJTS&F th c,ub 18 not under
BASE BALL NOTES.
Paul Radford wants to be a league um-
P'lS- ' .
ine Syracuse pinyern rrjwii -
Newark. , ,
Rochester plays nine scheduled Sunday
games at home. ... ,
Shortstop Shannon, purchased by Louis
ville, will play third for the Colonels.
Jennings recently had the nail of the
middle linger of his right hand partly
torn off by a hard-hit ball.
Albert Marklu. president of the Read
ing Stae league club, has received liOO
from the Louisville club for Shortstop
Eustace. . .. .
Base ball men are "generously accord,
ing Scranton a place at the foot of the
list. That's good in one particular; Scran,
ton won't have to eat crow but some oth
ers may have to. ,
Syracuse Courier: "James Dean, who
made a record as a pitcher for the Scran
ten, has been picked up by "Al" Bucken
berger for his Toronto team," Nit. Deun
was a Scranton Y. M. C. A. twlrler.
Toronto will not play in Washington on
Harry Wright's Day, as was expeoUM.
The arrangement was made by Chapman,
but "Buck" can't see h's v i.v il'ur to
fulfill tho engagement.
The Baltimore champions have some
brand new tricks evolved at the winter
fireside, which will surprise and perplex
the other clubs as much as their hit-and-run
game and other forms of team work
did In former seasons.
The usual spring rag chewing over the
scoring rules, and the fine-haired points
In scoring, Is now In progress among the
players and base ball writers. Of course,
the scorers will come In for the regular
Ir.shoot from the fans and players during
the Benson. After all. It's human nature.
The Syracuse Star team will probably
cpen the league season like this: Delaney,
Jordan, Brlstow, Willis, Whitehlll, Mason,
pitchers; Rafter, Hess, catchers; Caret,
first base; Kagan, second base; Rellly,
third base; Moia, shortstop; Smith, left
field; Gurry center field; Mlnahan, right
field. , . .
"Pa" Clarke has made a request of the
New York management that Zearfoos be
assigned to catch his delivery all season
regularly. That is the highest recommen
dation the new catcher could get, be
cause Clarke Is considered a shrewd fel
low, and he has no doubt discovered Zear-
Joe Corbett, tlie elocutionary cnampion s
brother, is coaching tho Orioles In the
manly art In which the champion coached
the expiring young twlrler. Under thu
new umpire rules the Orioles need no In
struction In boxing from Young Corbett
nor anv lesson in elegant conversation
from big Corbett.
The Baltimore pitching department Is
In better shape than ever before. Mc-
Mahon is, apparently, able to pitcn as wen
as ever; Holler is in goon iorm; ncm-
mlng in much better condition ana in Dei
ter health than last year; Clarkson Is in
i.ia uannl rondltlon. while the treat south
paw, Esper, weighs less, is in better phy
sical trim. , . ,
"Germany" Smith says Charley Irwin
is the right kind of a third baseman, be
cause he is not afraid of the ball. He faces
everything that comes his way, and In
stead of Jumping up Into the air or pull
ing awav a leg when a hot one comes at
him, he 'gets squarely In front of It, and
if it is too hot for him to stop with his
hands he stops It with his body. There
will be few that he can reach that will
get away from him.
Billy Clymer Is still out in the cold and
refuses to sign a Buffalo contract until
he gets a large increase in salary. He has
been offered a generous slice by Managr
Rowe, but he does not consider It enough
for his work and will not sign, he says,
until the extra money Is promised him.
On the other hand President Franklin
says that unless "Little Willie" gets a
move on him before the end of this week
he will decorate the bench this season
without pay, and that Goodenough will
prance around in center garden In nls
That old veteran. Henry Chadwlek,
never tpcfte truer words than those he
uses in the League guide thi3 year In
talking about the national gams. These
are the words: "The New York club
had able pitchers, the Philadelphia club
had heavy hitters, but these counted for
little against the superiority In team work
strength of the teams of Baltimore and
Cleveland. It is team work at the bat,
team work in fielding t nd team work In
bse running all combined In the phrase of
'playing for the, side' which wins pen
nants." Team work wins pennants. There
is no getting around that.
Says the Wllkes-Barre Leader: "A
story Is going the rounds that Pitcher
Brown, of Sr.mton, has a string at
tached to him. Baltimore is said to have
loaned him to Scranton with the under
standing ihnt ho lit to be returned at the
end of the season. The Springfield Union
asks: 'How about that. Bernnton? An
other case of Syracuse Rellly." " The
Leader Is respectful, y Informed that
Brown's release from fialtlmore was pur
chased outright and that the particulars
of the deal were given In this paper some
time ago. Mr. Boson's hired man should
read the exchanges.
I Have the Largest
And Most Ccmpfete
in the City and Can Do
ETC, AS Well IS MY BICYCLE FACTORY
li u 3 III Wyomln; Ave.
IS fiOT A BAD JENSAT10;i
Horace Leeds Had to Ask Kbtt Hap
pened to Him.
ITGIL1STS" KXGCK-OIT BLOW
It Sent Leeds Into Calm and Beaatlfal
Sleep-Rat the Presence of a Ca
pable Physician Was .
The feelings and experiences of a
pugilist Immediately following the
blow which knocked him out. ia told In
an interesting way by a Philadelphia
Record reporter in his story of Horace
Leed s condition after being put to
sleep by Jack Everhardt:
Horace Leeds returned to Atlantic
City much disheartened, but not wholly
discouraged over his defeat at the
hands of Jack Everhardt. Leeds did
not bear a mark of his encounter fur
ther than a rather worn and haggard
look. This is not surprislug. however,
for he received very little punishment
In the fight. He says he got but one
blow that hurt him. That was a stom
ach punch. The left-hand punch on
the Jaw which knocked htm out he
knows nothing about.
"The last I remember," said Leeds to
The Record reporter, as he sat In the
Jersey City ferryboat, "I landed my
left on Everhardt's body. I don't re
member falling, which shows that I
must have been knocked out while
standing. It couldn't have been a right
punch, for my head was well away
from Everhardt's right. It must .have
been a left-hand punch. It Is the first
time I was ever knocked out. I think
It was an accident and am still open to
fleht anyone of my weight. But I shall
draw the line at 133-pound men in the
HARD FALL PREVENTED.
"Horace didn't strike his rhln on the
floor," said Bob Anderson, Leed's
trainer. "Some of the papers say he
did, but he didn't. His head struck
Referee Hurst In falling, and that not
only eased his fall,- but brought his
hands under him, and his face struck
on his gloves."
Those who were directly concerned
In the fight were thanking their stars
yesterday that the battle did not end
fatally. At one time, when Leeds lay
unconscious on a board In his dressing
room, it was feared that he would not
recover, and that In Its unfortunate
ending wholesale arrests would be
made and glove contests hereabouts
Leeds can attribute his recovery to
two foitunate circumstances. One was
that a capable physician was present
to care for him, and the other was
that, being a total abstainer and in re
markably good physical condition, he
was able to survive the shock.
When the Atlantic City man was car
ried insensible to his dressing room he
was accompanied by his manager. Cap
tain Glorl (who was unfortunate
enough to be behind Fitzsimmons when
Rtordan was killed at Syracuse two
years ago); Tom O'Rourke, his princi
pal second; Master of Ceremonies C. J.
Harvey and Dr. W. A. Rogers, of New
Leeds was fiat on his back oh a board,
and, to all appearances, was lifeless.
The doctor found that his heart beats
were very faint and that he was In a
dangerous condition. But by looking
at the pupils of his eyes there was no
sign of concussion of the brain. '
BRANDT WAS USED.
The first method employed to bring
the pugilist to his senses was to rub
his heart with a rough towel. Then
brandy was hypodermlcally Injected In
to his arm, and a small sponge satur
ated with ammonia was held under his
nose. A glass of brandy was then
poured between his clenched teeth, and
for the first time since he received the
knock-out blow. Leeds showed that his
sensibilities were returning.
He rolled his head to one side and be
gan to move his Jaws as If trying to
chew. The doctor quickly pried his
mouth open and, inserting his finger.
hauled out a piece of chewing gum as
big as a half dollar. Then Leeds re'
lapsed Into his former comatose state.
More injections of brandy finally made
Leeds move his head and open his eyes
for a moment. The doctor leaned over
him and rubbed his cheeks, at the same
time saying, "Open your eyes, Horace,
how do you feel? All right, eh?"
But all Leeds could do was to mumble
something that sounded like "Umpp."
Once more the doctor rubbed his cheeks
and an abrasion on the chin which was
badly swollen. Leeds then opened his
eyes wide, and in answer to a question
as to how he felt, murmured, faintly:
It was fully 10 minutes after that, or
about 45 minutes after his knock-out
that he came to, and when he did, he
rubbed his injured chin and asked
"Was I knocked out?" "Yes, you
were Horace," replied Tom O Rourke,
"he hit you hard."
"I guess he did," remarked Leeds,
faintly, as he sank into a chair like a
His seconds dressed him as best they
could, and at midnight, with the assist
ance of O'Rourke and Glorl, Leeds
reeled out of the club house like a
drunken man and was taken to New
Everhardt, who was badly frightened
while his opponent was unconscious,
extended his warmest sympathy to
Leeds, and went home, happy over his
victory and -his narrow escape from the
clutches of the law.
The popular Impression is that Leeds
is not cut out for a finish fighter, and
should stick to four and six-round glove
NEW BASE BALL LEAGUE.
Klght Clubs from Four Ststos In tho Class
Toledo, April 3. After six attempts
to form an interstate base ball league
the task has been finally accomplished
in this city. The league as formed con
rlsts of Wheeling,,. W. Va Newcastle
and Washington, : Pa.. . Toledo and
Youngstown, Ohio, Saginaw and Jack
son. Mich., and Fort Wayne, ma.
The league will apply for national pro
tection under class U and the salary
limit will be $1,000. C B. Powers, of
Pittsburg, was elected president, secre
tary and treasurer, and J. w. Cunnells,
vice-president. The season will open
May 1st and bo .of. five months dura
AS AKIIFlClAI. PITCHER.
Has Keen Invcnta J hy a Prlncoton pitcher
Will I'ncllltnto lluttina Practise.
Princeton, N. J April 8. Professor
Hlnton of Princeton has Just complet
ed an artificial "twlrler" which will be
utilized In the training ot the base ball
team. The Invention consists of an
iron barrel with a bore the circumfer
ence' of a baseball and 'an apparatus
by means of which a ball may be dls
charged every twenty seconds. Profes
sor Hlnton accompanied by Captain
Bradley and Pitcher Altman gave the
invention a trial last Saturday. Sev
eral kails were fired by. the "dummy"
but were too speedy for flesh and blood
After a slight modification it was
tried again and more than fulfilled ex-
ptctutiuns, , Ten straight balls were
thrown by the machine -with perfect
accuracy, and later an adjustment was
added which caused the ball to curve
before striking tb backstop. Profes-
or Hlnton Intend) to perfect the arti
ficial pitcher and Is confident of being
able to regulate speed, direction, and
even curves with the greatest preci
sion. The machine will facilitate bat
ting practice, and after a month's work
with It the Tigers should become Invul
nerable at the bat The disadvantage
of batting against a mediocre pitcher
has detracted from the team's work
when a first-class man la faced. If the
machine can be constructed so that the
peed and curves can be easily regu
lated, training will be revolutionised.
The time wasied In the return ot wild
balls will be saved and the difficulty of
securing an effective pitcher will be ob
SUNDAY MAY UMPIRE.
The Old Chicago Player Wants to Get
III ok ia the Bsso Ball World.
This season may see W. A. Sunday
back upon the base ball field. Sunday i
Is remembered as having belonged to
Capt. Anson'a White Stockings when .
they were up near the top notch. He ;
left the diamond for evangelistic work,
and a report comes from Webster City,
Iowa, that he has been offered a posi
tion of umpire In the National league,
at a salary of $250 a month and ex
penses. President Young, however. Is quoted
In a dispatch from Washington as say
ing that he had not offered Sunday a
position, although the latter Intimated
that he should like one. He added that
If opportunity offered Sunday might get
Sunday's object In going back to the
ball field Is to get enough money to fin
ish his college education.
The New Billiard Game.
New York, April 1 George Slosson
says: "Exactly 13 years ago, or before
balk line billiards was played In public,
It waa predicted that, no matter at what
distance the line might be put, nearly I
the whole game would be scored at one:
or the other end of the table. During
the first 150 of Tuesday night's run Ives
sent a ball outside of the lower one-
fourth of the table but four times and
but eight times during the whole 200.
His own ball never left It until he layed .
the stroke that failed to score. Na
turally but a few of the 200 caroms
were applauded. As a matter of fact.
only two were. Each with a masse, and
not at all difficult. But the applause
that welcomed his arrival at 100 and
afterwards at 200 was tumultuous.
There Is a lesson In the fact. Its signi
ficance should emphasise its wisdom."
Kentucky Futurity Entries.
Lexington, Ky., April S The entries
to the $15,000 Kentucky Futurity trot
ting, which have Just closed, number
$25. The best mares In America are en
tered. A. H. Moore, Colemar, Pa., heads
the list with 98, which breaks all rec
ords, no breeder ever naming so many
In a stake. No other breeder names as
many as 30, save John H. Shulti, of
Parkville Stud. N. Y.. who enters 38.
Frederlckk Olcott, of New York, names
1C, and L. V. Harkkness, New York, 23.
Foreign Entries for llcnloy.
London, April 8. Only three foreign
entries have been made for the Henley
regatta. These are those of the Yale
eight for the Grand Challenge Cup and
W. S. McDowell, of the Delaware Boat
Club, of Chicago, and E. A. Thompson,
of the Argonaut Club, of Toronto, for
the Diamond Sculls.
WHIRLS OF THE WHEEL.
Over fifty ladles Joined the Leaaue of
American Wheelmen last week.
Bob McCurdy has been sia-ned bv the
Barnes people for their white flyer team.
At Tale there are at present over
twenty men In training for ute bicycle
it is said that otto ziesler will be a
member of the Syracuse racing team this
B. A. Smith, of the South Side, has pur
chased a Barnes special from Bltten-
George E. Davis, proprietor of the Da
vis theater, has Invested one hundred In
a "Spalding" from Florey.
The Utlca cyclers, as a result of their
cycle show, hope to build a cycle path
all the way to Blnghamton.
mttenDenaer Co., received a big ship
ment of Stearns and Syracuse wheels on
Thursday, Also a lot of mediums.
From the mere handful of last spring
the professional cyclist ranks have grown
tin mere are aooui ww in ma swim.
Since the good roads movement was
taken up In Massachusetts the state has
spent $700,000 In the work of reconstruct
it io.uoo.uou miles of new macadamised
road could be built In the United 8tates
one-half of the total draught animals now
in use could be dispensed with.
That the Foote Shear company are do
ing a nice bicycle business is evident from
the number of Cleveland and Remington
wheels already seen on the streets.
Harry Keinnart, florey s popular Rales-
man, will ride a Spalding fitted with
Hartrord "80" tires. It is rumopjd that
Harry may go in training. Good -bye Ed
Charles G. Kllpatrlck. the one-legred
trick rider, is untiring in his efforts to in
troduce new Ideas into his business. His
latest accomplishment is to ride hands off
and shoot glass balls a la Buffalo Bill.
Chase i'arrar are pushlnu the Lu-
ml-num and Union wheels for all they
are worth. Both are good wheels and
when pushed by two such popular agents
are bound to find many riders, which, by
me way, iney are aomg.
Boston claims the distinction of havfnsr
the only sextuplet ridden by women in the
country, and. If appearances go for any
thing the riders win never travel farther
than to the photograph gallery. By the
locks of a picture published in an ex
change they would give the world for a
cup of strong tea, or a half an hour's time
to explain tne aerects or eacn other s
C. M. Florey. tho Wyoming avenue bi
cycle and sporting goods dealer, has
doubled the size of his repair shoo by
renting the basement of the store room
next door In the V. M. C. A. building, for
merly occupied by Guernsey's music store.
Mr. Florey has purchased some new ma
chinery, which, when added to his already
complete repair shop, will give his many
customers the benefit of a repair shop
not excelled any where outside of the fac
SPORTS OF ALL KINDS.
Ben Brush Is the favorite for the Louis
ville derby at 4 to 1.
Riley Grannan. the celebrated Plunger
won something like $30,000 by the victory
or suisin at uiue mock, iuesuay.
Jockey Shaw, who had the mount nn
Wheel of Fortune, a rank outsider, that
won at Francisco at 20 to 1 last Saturday.
was presented with $1,000 by the owner of
That Peter Maher is still very popular
Is shown by tho fact that he mlayed to
twice the business Bob Fitzsimmons did
at Buffalo last week. Maher announces
that he will sail for England In a few
weeks. New York Bun.
There have been frequent rumors of lata
that the Defender would go abroad to race.
Well-informed yachtsmen say that there I
little or no probability that either of her
owners would csre to race in English
waier in view oi ae unionunaie uunra
Henry of Navarre, at fours, and Cllf.
ford, at five, remain first and second fa
vorites for the Brooklyn and suburban
handicaps. Odds asalnst the others range
from 10 to 1, Nankl Pooh, Sir Walter and
Hulma; 15 to 1, Keenan and Counter
Tenor, to 80 to l, I'rimrose and King Ar
thur II. ... i.
FOR A N0W BICYCLE or ths rspalr ef a
Wheal. SM " . ..
E. R; PARKER.
Who has ths longct xflerlsnce In this line of
any nan la the cT
: Ity. Voa will save mosey by
leiiewing ibis aovie.
THREE WONDERFUL JACKS
Sullivan, Dempsey aad McAaliffc En
joyed t Great Popularity.
JOHN L WAS THE FAVORITE
Vanquished by Corbstt lie Waa More
Popular Tkaaths Vietor-Dempsey, al
though Debated, Was a sporting
Idol-MeAaliffe Yet Champion.
The popularity of the famous "Three
Jacks" of pugilism Is so great that not
even defeat will take any of It away.
When John L. Sullivan, easily the
greatest ot the three, and the most
popular as well, was defeated by Cor
bett, his receipts at entertainments or
at places where he appeared on the
stage were even larger than those se
cured by his victorious rival and to
day If he would leave liquor alone he
could draw larger crowds than any
other pugilist before the public.
Jack Dempsey was defeated by Bob
Fitzsimmons, still the sporting men ot
the country thought more of the Ore
gonlan's finger than they did of the
Australian's body. The other night In
New York Jack McAuliffe was easily
outclassed by Young Griff o, but never
theless there are many men In the coun
try today who would take the good
looking cooner'a end of the argument
In a finish fight. It Is wonderful how
these men keep themselves in touch
with the sporting public. Dempsey Is
dead, Sullivan, according to the latest
reports, cannot live much longer, and
McAuliffe, the youngest and sportiest
of the trio, la almost a physical wreck.
He has never been the same man since
the night his wife, who had been a
soubrctte with Donnelly ft Girard In
"Natural Gas," died. No one at that
time thought he was married, but he
proved he was by a marriage certifi
cate. She waa burrled as his wife, too.
Since then he has drank even harder
than before, and Is never content un
less he has a bottle of wine In front
of him. It seems to be a good mah's
fault to fall when he has a cinch on
FIVE YEARS AGO. , , - "
Five years ago McAuliffe waa the'best
lightweight in the world. He was the
cleverest man of his heft and weight In
tne country, and oy many he was be
lieved to be Invincible. Of course It
was known that he was saved from de
feat when he fought Jem Carney by the
aid of devoted friends, but then It was
also known that he was In a horrible
condition physically on that occasion,
and that knowledge condoned the poor
showing he made toward the finish of
that famous contest. He had so clear
ly outfought Carney at the beginning
of the affair that all felt that had his
strength held out he surely would have
He had a close call, too, In California
with Jimmy Flemmlng Carroll, but
again the excuse was offered that he
was suffering from malaria, acquired
while training near Saulclllto. But
when he stood oft Billy Meyer in In
diana and afterwards defeated him so
signally at New Orleans. It was felt
that In good health and condition there
was no one on the list at his weight
who could do him.
Jack is a happy-go-lucky sort of a fel
low, who Is fonder of women, wine and
song than he should be. . He has drunk
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enough of champagne In the past ten
years to float a sloop. He has taken on
flesh, too, very rapidly, and his normal
weight cannot be much less than 1S3
McAullffe's first fistic check that
amounted to anything came when he
boxed Griffo at Coney Island. With
Carney, Carroll and Myer he had been
able to stand them off even whenever
he felt It Incumbent on him to fight on
the defensive, and his success in so do
ing led Dick Roche and others of his
friends and admirers to believe that
the worst that Jack had to tear with
anyone of his site, even when untrained,
was an even brea-:. It was this feeling
that Induced Dick to be willing to back
Jack against Dick Burge at 138 pounds
when he could not get him at lighter
BOUT WITH GRIFFO.
When McAuliffe met the "Feather."
as he contemptuously denominated
Griffo, he and his friends were amazed
to find that the antipodean was his su
perior In fistic skill and generalship.
Jack was far from being himself that
night. He had fallen from a bicycle but
a week before, while riding In a hilari
ous condition, and one of his wrists was
severely strained, but, making all al
lowances, Griffo clearly demonstrated
that his knowledge of the manly art
was far greater that McAulliTe's. Jack
made a great grandstand finish and
had Maxey Moore's decision been a
"draw," no fault would have been found
.with it except by the carping. Jack's
star was eclipsed that night.
He attempted to redeem himself a few
months later when he met Owen Zleg
ler, but again he was doomed to dis
appointment. It Is true he gave Zleg
ler a lot the worst of the bout until he
broke his arm, but Zlegler was able
and willing to go to the end of the
stipulated number of rounds they were
to box. Jack was well-high helpless,
but the police . came to his rescue,
stopped the affair, and a friendly referee
called the affair "a draw." Jack Is
deservedly very popular, and his popu
larity, It will be seen, has been of great
value to him on more than one occa
sion. ' '. -
PRINCETON'S NEW ALLIANCE.
Dual, Lsagne in Base Ball and Foot
v.,-;..v'- Ball Formed, v.
" President Mtlbank, of the Princeton
Athletic association, has . Just an
nounced that the Yale and Princeton
managements had formed a dual
league In base ball and foot ball. The
announcement came as a complete sur
prise to the undergraduates, as the ne
gotiations have been carried on with
In past years no formal- agreement
has existed. The rules governing the
eligibility of players and minor ar
rangements of games were made each
Season. This unsettled status gave rl.-e
to the frequent disagreements and bick
erings which have characterised their
relations. The present alliance placss
Princeton in the coveted position for
merly held by Yale, ot meeting the two
largest universities on the athletic
The Harvard management has agreed
to play under the Yale-Princeton code,
but has refused to enter into any per
manent alliance with Princeton.
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would turn around to look at some better
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