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All Around the Cubans
Yesterday's Contest.
Hcrr and Brown Show lp Well in tho
Bo-"'orkcy Brooki Put
I pa Fin Gam at
Whether or not It was because
"I'orkey" Brooks plaed shortstop, or
that the Cuban C.lants made twelve
liiacloiiH eriors. or that Herr and Brown
pitched a good game, Scranton won tha
mutest by the store of 13 to . Any one
of thi three reasons might be assigned
for Scrantons victory, if was udded to
the telling the few timely hits that
wi re made.
"l'orkev" Tlrooks. one of the club
owners, for four years played shortstop
for the Princeton 'varsity team and was
its "ao captain. He went In the eame as
an emergency player yesterday, which
permitted scmllng Pete Kagan to left
and Hess behind the plate. The change
served to make conspicuous by their the rank errors of the vintage
if 100 which were made by the men
out of position In Monday s game.
There were a few errors, six of them;
two were wild throws by Hrr, which meant for Hist base and which
took more of a heetlne for the top of the and which accounted for four of
the visitors' runs: another was by
Word, which permitted one run. The
other three errors were on hard chances
and didn't affect the result. Scranton
would have won anyhow on timely hit
ting and the giml pitching by Ilerr and
Hrown. but the finish would have been
closer if the Cubans had been possessed
of more ammunition and had more
carefully protected their base of sup
plies, the error column.
ilerr nltrheil five Innings and per
mitted live lilts for six bases and struck
., out, imtamnn Hrown. In the re
maining four Innings, struck out four
men. nnve four hits for six bases, hit a
i.ntumiin and irave one base on balls,
Dorr's twirling Indicated that he Is
utmiicr unniwh for Knstern leacue com
pany. He is very Bpeedy and has
plenty of curves. More cun be said of
him after his arm limbers a little. He
is still muscle-bound and has not the
i.imirol that he seems dcBtlned to show
later. Hrown proved himself to be fit
i en In a ehnmiilonKhlu game at a
nnmant'l millpe. Ills HOeed WBS t t
rifle and he varied to all manner of
twists and things that kept the Cubans
fHnnlng. , . ,
Hess proved a good waiter In the first
and was given a walk. He advanced
two bases on Chiles' out at first and
" Patterson's fumble of a frisky one by
Kaftan and scored on White's attack of
Rtnire fricht while grappling with
l, Aticv'H hot one.
UrnnV.K wns hit bv a Ditched ball In
the second. Herr sacrificed. Brooks
it red on Ward's out and Hess' Blngle,
Three more tallies were rung up in the
third on a single by Engan, a base on
balls, Horner s single and an error.
The Uiants In the last of the third
after two were out on a business-like
double play by Brooks, Ward and
Chiles, scored three times. Frye had
singled, but got to third on Hen's wild
throw to catch him off first. White
singled, Patterson made a two-bagger
and got In on Hrooks' low throw after
he had stopped a slzzler from Jackson's
With two runs velvet Scranton
pushed seven more across the rubber
In the fourth, and with one out Chiles
cracked out a double and scored on
Patterson's fumble of Kagan's fast
grounder. Meaney made a two-bagger
and Horner got to tirst on an error,
Meaney reaching third. Flack was
thrown out at first and Brooks got a
base on balls. Herr singled and filled
the bases. All scored on a three-bagger
I v Hess. Chiles was thrown out at
SciHiiton's. last run was In the fifth
on a base on balls to Engan, Meaney's
single and tirant's error. ,
In the eighth, with one out, Jackson
mar;, a triple and tlrant Hew out to
Pagan. Jordan singled and Jc-kson
scored. Trusty was hit by a pitched
ball, advancing Jordan, who came
home on Ward's miss of Brown's
throw. Miller singled and Howard
A.B. R.
4 )
n 1
4 1
r. 3
IT. P.O. A. E.
0 4 2 1
,16 10
1 11 0 0
110 0
3 2 0 0
10 0 1
0 12 3
12 3 1
10 3 2
0 0 0 0
10 27 U
H. P.O. A. E.
1 10 1 0
12 4 1
2 4 3 4
14 10
0 2 3 1
2 111
0 0 3 4
2 1 1 0
0 1 0 .1
0 2 0 0
Ward, U ..
Hess, C
I'iilles, lb ...
Kalian, If ...
Meaney, ct a
Horner, rf 4
I' lack. 3b H
J. brooks, ss 3
Herr, p ... 3
Brown, p 1
.3D IS
. 4
.. s
Frye, lb
Whie, 2b
Patterson. 3b., If
JucKsor., '.
(rant, 4
Jordan, If., rf 4
Trustv, rf., 3b 4 4
Millet', p 4
Howard, cf 4
Robinson, lb 1
Total ; 39 0 iff IT 12
Beranton 1 1 3 7 1 0 0 0 0-13
. Cuban (.Hants 0 03 1 0002 0-0
' Karned runs Scranton, 2. Two-base hits
Chiles. Mennev. Patterson. Jorilui).
Three-base hits Hess, Jackson. Sacrifice
hit Heir. Stolen bases Ward. Left on
Bases Scranton, 9; Cuban Giants, li.
Siruik gut Uy Herr, 1; by Brown, 4: by
Miller, Flack and J. Brooks. Double plays
Hrooks to Ward 4o Chiles. First on er-rors-Scranton.
8; Cuban Giants, 4. First
on balls Oft Brown, 1: off Miller, 6. Hit
by Pitcher Horner, Brooks, Chiles: by
Brown, 1. Umpire Larry Kettrlck. Time
Stuyvesant Pish New York
Ocorge R. Fearing... New Vork
Jrederlck Oebhardt New Vork
. P terpen t Morgan, Jr New York
Charles A. Peabody New York
SethLow New York
Wllllem Stelnway New York
Theodore W. Cramp Philadelphia
A. J. Ureiel.Jr Philadelphia
George H. Frailer Philadelphia
William M. Pelndexter.. Washington, D. C
Mas Agali. Cambridge, Mass
tlnden Street. Opp. Court House.
I Ofl ONION, liool Lt-MI-NUM, fioot
fc)W BRIE, 91$, .
Coal Exchange
' Bailing,
Philadelphia diops from first position
In the National league race. In yester
day's game with Brooklyn, the Phillies'
star twirler. Orth. waa hit freely ana
Inks was substituted, but fared no bet
ter at the hands of the Bridegrooms,
who hit and fielded all around their op
ponents. in the game between Baltimore ana
Washington the score was tied In the
ninth, when Captain Joyce of the lat
ter rapped out a homer when the bases
were full and won the game. in
Pittsburg-Cleveland game, won by the
former by 5 to 0, was the best pitching
performance of the season. Hawley
and Cuppy did the twirling and each
team made but rour hits. Tne errors
were one each. New York lost again
through yellow fielding. Bowen. the
young pitcher from Indiana, kept the
nenneaters down to seven nits, oui
New York's rocky playing lost them
the game.
New York and Iou svllle are tne oniy
two of the twelve clubs which are be
low iuO per cent. All the other clubs
havt won at least as many games as
they have lost.
P. W. 1
inrinnuu iu
St. Louis in S
Boston n
Cleveland .
t'hia;o ..
New ioik
Philadelphia, April 28-Brooklyn out
played Philadelphia ut every stage of to
day's game anil won easily. Orth was
taken out by Cata!n Nash In the sec
ond Inning, but Ifis successor Inks was
unable to stem the tide of defeat. The
batting of LaChance was a noticeable
feature. Score:
A.B. It. II. P.O. A. E.
Sullivan, cf ..
Delehanty, if ..
Thompson, rf
Brouthers, lb .
Orady, e
Cross, ss
Nash. 3b
Orth. P
Inks, p
..4 0 .1 2 tl
.. 4 I
.. r,
Totals .
P.O. A.
Griffin, cf ...
.McCarthy, If
Anderson, l f '
Laf nance, lb
Slilmlle, 3b ..
Corcoran, ss .
Daly, 2b
Burred, c ....
Kennedy, c ...
3 u
Totals 44
Brooklyn 0 5
Philadelphia 4 0
1 2
0 0
1 0
0 I)
12 3
3 0-12
I) 0- 8
Earned runs Philadelphia, 3; Brooklyn,
7. First base on errors Philadelphia, 3;
Hrocklvn, I. Left on bases Philadelphia,
9; Brooklyn, 7. First on balls Off Orth,
1; off Inks; 1; off Kennedy, 2. Struck out
I!y Inks, 2. Home runs LaChance.
Three-base hits Delehanty, Orady. Two
base hits LaChance, Shlndle, Burrell,
Thompson. Stolen bases LaChance, Daly,
liniihl,, nlnva Hallman and Brouthers:
Thompson and Orady. Hit by pitcher By
Kennedy: by Inks. Umpires Lynch anil
Henderson. Time 2 hours.
New York-lloston
New York, April 28. Bowen, the Indiana
ball tosser, pitched an excellent game
for the New Yorks today, but the fielding
of the local men was not steady enough to
keep the Bostons runs flown, score:
A.B. R. H.
P.O. A.
Fuller, ss 5
1 3
Van Haltrvn.
Gleason, 2b .
G. Davis, 3b
Tlernan. rf .
Stafford, If .
H. Davis, lb
Itowen, p ...
! aire II, c .
Connaughton 1
Tntnla 33 3 10 24 It!
Connaughton batted for Bowen In the
ninth inning.
A.B. R. II. P.O. A. E,
Hamilton, cf 3 1110 1
Long, ss 3 0 0 4 2 I
I we, 2b 2 2 0 3 5 1
Duffy, If 3 12 10 1
Harrington, 3b 3 0 0 2 3 t
Bannon, i f 4 0 0 1 0 I
Tucker, lb 4 1 2 13 0 I
Ryan, c 4 0 1 3 8 (
.Mains, p 4 110 11
Totals 30 7 27 14 0
Boston 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 1 x-fl
New York .....0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2-3
Earned runs New York, 2; Boston. 2.
Two-base' hits Tlernan, Ryan, Mains.
Sacrifice hits Bowen, Hamilton. Stolen
bases Van Haltren, Mallton (3), Long,
Lowe. First base on errors Boston, 2.
Firi-t base on balls Oft Bowen, 5; off
Mains, 3. Hit by pitcher By Bowen. 1.
Left on bases New York, 8; Boston, 7.
Double plays 1-owe and Tucker; Fuller,
H. Davis and Farrell. Passed balls Far
rell, 1; Ryan, 1. Wild pitch Bowen. Time
Lift. Umpire Keefe.
Baltimore, April 28. Joyce won the
game for Washington this afternoon. His
home run hit was one of the longest ever
made on the grounds. Score:
A.B. R. H. P.O. A. E.
Doyle, lb .....
Keeler, rf ...
Jennings, ss ,
Kelley, If ....
Brodle, cf ..,
Bowerniitn, c ,
Kelts, 2b ....
Donnelly. 3b .
.. u 1 1 11 0 0
I'onii, p
Hemming 1
Clark" 1
Tntnla 34
7 7 13
Hemming batted in Donnelly's place In
ninth inning.
"Clark batted in place of Pond.
A.U. H. II. P.O. A. K.
.. 5 1 0 3 0 l
... 5 2 1 4 0 0
,.. 5 0 2 14 0 1
... 4 0 0 300
... 4 0 0 0 4 0
... 0 0 0 0 0 0
...38 10 27 12 2
..0 0 1 0 0 2 1 1 4-9
..3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0-6
Lush, ct
Joyce, 2b ....
McOulre. o
Baltimore ..,
Earned runs Baltimore, 2; Washington,
,.-,1 k r. . ...W. KB tlti 1 1 li.m.i 1
.. V. I . t nf, nn ifmaa. ltd ill m.lla
5; Washington, 5. First base on balls Off
fond, z; OH Anuernon, i. mrui-iv uui uj
Pond. 5. Home run Jouce. Stolen bases
Jennings, uariwrigni, neioacn u, juyi-",
Kelley, Abbey. Doulile plays lionnelly
and Doyle. Hit by pitcher By Boyd, 2;
V . . n 1 . ,,'11,1 nt.nKAB lnila,fil, 1
, . I . , ' 1 t T ...... . Tlma 1 .".
Pittsburg, Pa., April 24. It was a pitch
ers' battle today, both Cuppy and Hawley
doing the best box work of the year. Only
four hits were made on each side, and at
ljast half of these were "lucky." Score:
A.B. R. H. P.O. A.
Donovan, rf 4 0 10 0
Smith. If 4 0 0 2 0
Berkley, lb 4 0 0 2 0 ef 3 12 10
Lvons. 3b 2 0 0 2 0 0
Blerbauer, 2b 3 0 0 4 8
Rlv 3 0 0 2 5
Merrltt. c 3 0 0 6 1 1
Hawley, p J 1 1 1
Totals ,. 28 2 1 27 12
A.U. it. rt. r.U. A. JS,
Burbot. If 8 0 2
McKean, ss 3 0 0
Childs. 2b .i 1.0 J
Shearon, rf 0 1
Tebeau, lb 4 0 0
McAleer, cf 4 0 1
Delehanty, 3b ....... 2 0 0
O'Connor, c 3 - 0 0
Cuppy, p 3 0 0
0 . 0
11 0
Total '
Cleveland -4
llttsburg 1 1 0 x-2
Kariwd runs Pittsburg. .1. ' First ' bae
on errors Pittsburg. 1. Left on bast
Ittthbur. 3: Cleveland. s. First base nn
balls-Off Hawley, X Struck out Hy
Hawley, ti; by Cuppy, 1. Two-base hits
IJunovan. 8tenat-l 121, Hawley. feai-rlit'-e
hits Lyons. AI. Keun. Stolen bases Uur
kett, Childs. Double plays Ely. Blerbau
er and Beckley. Hit by pttcher By Haw
lev, 1. Passed balls Merrltt. I'mptre
Weiilman. Time 2 hours.
Other Games.
At New Haven Amherst. 0; Yale, IS
At Boston Harvard, 4; Dartmouth.
First Big Amateur Gam of th Year on
The crack Young Men's Christian
Association Base Ball team will play
the Stroudsburg Normals Saturday af
ternoon at Athletic park at J.30
o'clock. The Young Men's Christian As
sociation club met with only one defeat
last season. The Normals are among
the best of the amateurs In this part of
the state.
This year the association team pre
sents the following strong list of play
ers, nearly all of whom played last
year: Hetler. catcher: McAndrew,
pitcher: Owens, first base; White, sec
ond base; Brooks, shortstop; Murphy,
third base: Malott, left Held; Reese,
center field, and Hoftner, right field.
Wick White has been chosen captain.
The men will practice at Athletic park
after this afternoon's Scranton-Car-bondale
It's time to cheer up.
Carbondale here today.
Bradley hits a very lame arm.
Oaffney will probably umpire the first
games here.
Chiles, Eagan, Hassamcr wnat a
hitting outfield!
Coakley is en route for Wilkes-Bane,
The Cuban Giants play in Wllkes-
Barre today.
Wllkes-Barre leaves tonight for the
opening championship game in Provi
dence Friday.
The Scranton dub will leave tomor
row morning for Friday's opening game
In Springfield.
I'orkey " Brooks Is the only Eastern
league magnate who can properly fill a
position In the game.
Baltimore should purchase the re
lease of Catcher Lake, of Toronto, to
pair with Pitcher Pond. They would
then have a "fresh water" battery.
Dexter, Louisville's outfielder, is a
newspaper man. He worked on the
Evansvllle Courier. He graduated
from the Suwanee university, Tennes
see, two years ago. .
When the club returns for the first
game at home, with Springfield next
week Friday, all the carpentry work
at Athletic park will have been com
Dieted and newly painted.
The work of Howard Luckey, the
young Wllkes-Barre pitcher, late of
Avoca. has been an agreeable surprise,
His nerve Is all right and apparently
he doesn't know what It Is to get rat
Johnson Is fast recovering from his
severe cold. His arm, fortunately, is
ready for use and if his cold continues
to disappear, he will pitch the first
game In Springfield; otherwise, Brown
will twirl the game.
Says the Buli'alo Times: "A Scran
ton critic thinks the Eastern league has
the boss bouuuet of nhortstops. In It
are such daisies as Lcewe, Beard,
Ktuart, McMahon, Moss and Cooney."
Yes, and Scranton will add one to the
-list before tomorrow night.
Wllkes-Barre defeated Carbondale
6-0 Saturday. The Wllkes-Barre bat
ting order has recently been as follows
Lytle, left eld: Betts, center field; Le
zotte, second base; Griffin, right field;
Wente, catcher; Smith, third base; Mc
Mahon, shortstop; Earl, first base.
Base ball men gave It out Saturday
that Instead of Frank Bonner being
home on a visit he came home to stay
and will hold down second bag for the
Wllkes-Barre team this year. Brook
lyn did not let Bonner go for good and
any time they want him he'll be obliged
to go. Wllkes-Barre Exchange.
Amateur score sheets may be obtained
free bv scndlmr a stamued and self-ad
dressed envelope to The Sporting Editor
of The Tribune.
The Ivorltes cannot play the Cracker
jacks on April a. out win piay mem on
.May 2 at 4.30 on the Little woods grounds
Answer In The Tribune.
The South Side Base Ball team challeng
es any amatuer tea.m In the northeastern
part or tne state, 10 piay on any grounuo,
the Harmonies preferred. Patrick Walsh,
manager. Answer In The Tribune.
The Green Ridge Sunsets would like to
arrange a game with the Hickory team of
Jermyn for- Friday afternoon, May 1;
they also accept the challenge of the
Railroad Young Men s Christian Assocla
tlon team for Thursday. Answer In The
Tribune. . H. Whatley, majiager.
Th Colleges Disagree on the Eligibility
of Football Candidates.
Philadelphia, April 28. It was an
nounced this afternoon by John C. Bull
chairman of the foot ball committee
of the University of Pennsylvania
Athletic association that Harvard and
Pennsylvania had mutually agreed to
leave the decision as to the eligibility
of the candidates for their respective
foot ball teams to Caspar Whitney.
The question at stake Is what college
of school teams a man may play on be
fore entering Harvard or Pennsylva
nia without being debarred from play
ing four years at these latter lnstltu
tlons. The really Important Issue at
stake refers to the eligibility for posl
tlons on the Pennsylvania team of two
of the ablest players that ever wore
the red and blue Captain and Quar
terback Carl Williams and Fullback
Geore H. Brooke.
Before entering Pennsylvania. Will
lams played foot ball for two years u
Oberlln, In Ohio, and Brooke had for
a similar period been the fullback on
the Swarthmore team. Under th
Harvard eligibility rules, this would
debar both from further- participation
in mter-coiiegiate root ball.
Brady says Corbett Is satisfied with
Dun Stuart's last arrangement. Stuart
Is dumb as an oyster about his battle
ground, but in that mild Texas way of
his he assures his questioners that the
place Is all right.
"Scotty," a 19-pound dog, champion
of Long Island, killed 100 rats in 28
minutes In a match at Long Island
City, Friday. "C'ato," a 22-pound Uos,
belonging in Brooklyn, was his oppo
nent, and accomplished the same feat
in 31 minutes.
Paddy Slavln rails for this country
on May 2, and will have just twenty-six
days to train for his fight with Peter
Maher, providing he works on the
steamer. Tom O'Hourke has sunk a
great deal of money In Long Island City
but he hopes to pay all his losses and
add to his bank account through this
engagement. The general admission
on May 29 will be jr.. .
Tommy Dixon is still anxious to meet
George Dixon. If he can scare up a
side bet there will be no trouble In ar
ranging a match. From a box office
standpoint O'Rourke would make a
mistake by arranging such a match,
for a majority of sporting men believe
that Thomas would do well to stay one
round with the colored feather-weight.
-New York World.
There are said to be 400 cycling edi
tors in America, and some one has b.?en
mean enough to say that Bald and Zim
merman are the two naughts of that
Howard Gould Is the only member of
his family to spend the ypch'lng season
abroad. Ho will go to Rurope to rail
his 20-rater Niagara In coming rigattas
In English wateis. The Niagara Is now
at Southampton. .
Chicago Is to have a magatslne for fe
male riders. The rumor s that It is to
be styled the "God Bless 'Em" monthly
Is wholly without foundation.-
rospects That the Club Will Be
Greatly Strengthened.
McDermott Accepts Louisville's Terms
for liassamer and Ilntehtason Doit
rick Reports Toda? -After Power
and Bonner.
Five new nla vers, it Is likely, will be
added to the Scranton club in time for
Friday's or Saturday's opening games
at Springfield. They are "Roaring
Bill" Hassamer and Shortstop Hutcn-
lnson, of the Louisvllles; Tom Power,
whose fight to elude his reservation by
Syracuse, has Interfered with Scran-
ton'a purchase of him: Frank Bonner,
of the Brooklyns, who played eleven
games at short for Wllkes-Barre last
ear, and Deltrlck, who played last
season in the Toronto outfield.
Deltrlck will reoort here this morn
ing and will play third base in this af
ternoon's game with Carbondale. He
ranked sixteenth among thirty-six
Eastern league outfielders last year.
and had a hitting average of .28. None
of the others are positively secured as
yet, but the chances are almost cer
tain that Hassamer and Hutchinson
will be added to the Scranton pay-roll.
Manager McDermott is very sanguine
that he can come to terms with Power
as Boon as that players learns of the
National boards decision that he Is
properly reserved by Syracuse. The
Bon nor deal has progressed so far that
President Byrne, of the Brooklyns, has
asked McDermott to name the salary
and bid for the player, and McDermott
has in turn agreed to pay Bonner the
salary he received In Brooklyn and has
suggested that the price for Bonner s
elease should mure properly be stated
hy the seller. This reply was sent to
Brooklyn yesterday afternoon.
It was yesterday afternoon that Me
Dcrmott received from Manager Me
Closkey, of the Louisvllles, the tertns
on which that club would part with
Hassamer and Hutchinson. The terms
were accepted by telegram and the re
quest made that the two players nam
their salary figures at once by wire.
They will probably do so early this
morning, In which case advance money
will be sent them with instructions to
leave at once for Springfield so as to
participate in Friday s opening game,
Hassamer was with Washington and
Louisville last year and In fielding
ranked fifth v.ith three other first base
men. His per cent, was Mi. His hit
ting was .263.
A guess as to how the team will be
made up, assuming that four of the new
men are secured Indicates that Scran
ton would have possibly the heaviest
lot of hitters In the league and a gilt-
edged aggregation of Infielders and out
fielders. The following Is a good guess
of the make-up:
Hassamer, if.
Chiles, cf.
Eauan, If.
Power, lb.
Ward, 2b.
Magulre or Deltrlck, 3b.
Hutchinson or Bonner, ss.
This does not mean that Pat Meaney
would be benched, either. It means
that nn effort might be made to secure
Ilia consent to pitch but one game a
week. In the event of Inability to
make terms with Power, although it
now appears certain that he will play
here. Hassamer would be put on first,
tho position he has been playing for
Louisville, and Meaney would be kept
In the outfield. Hutchinson, Magulre,
Deltrlck and Ronner would try fiir po
sitions at short and third, and the bet
ter of the two unsuccessful candidates
would be carried as an extra player.
Considering that Scranton is so
strong in its pitching department It la
about-time for weak-kneed cranks to
cheer up. With the material on hand
und In sight there Is enough to make
two teams. The best will be picked
and then there will be hopes of rich re
ward and bright promise. scranton
hasn't claimed the pennant, but there
Is good reason to believe that the other
clubs will run against a hard thing If
they have picked McDermott to occu
py a rear seat In the band wagon.
Speaking of pitchers, what club In
the league has a better trio of pitchers
than Johnson, Brown and Meaney? The
latter hasn't consented to go In the box
but he might be "Induced." Add to
these the best two of Horner, Herr and
Stemmell, each a tried professional,
and there Ib reason to look for hedging
in cities other than Scranton.
In this afternoon's game with Car
bondale the make-up will be as follows:
Hess, catcher; Chiles, first base: Ward,
second base; Deltrlck, third base;
Brooks, stortstop; Eagan, left field:
Meaney, center field; Flack, right field;
Stemmell, Brown and Herr will pitch.
The game will be called at 3:30 o'clock
and will probably develop into a rat
tling cflntest, as the Scranton players,
even with a patchwork team, do not
want to suffer defeat at the hands of a
club representing a nearby city, and a
State league city at that. "Jack" Luby
concerning whom there are many and
varied opinions in Scranton, will twirl
for the Antracttes.
lie Uos a Great drawing Curd In tho
Slovtn-Moher Match.
If Peter Maher's manager, John J.
Qulnn, would give the Irish boxer a
hnn g"' """se'r in goon conumon
before matching him to fight it would
be a good thing for Peter, says a New
York writer. At the present time his
eyes are In bad shape. An operation
was performed upon one of them, the
left, only a few days ago, and from all
accounts was only partially successful.
In good condition Maher would cer
tainly be a dangerous man for even the
sturdy, hard-hitting Paddy Slavln to
tackle, but unless his eyes are restored
to their normal condition it Is more
than likely that a repetition of the re
cent affair In Mexico will occur next
month at Tom O'Rourke's Long Island
City club house. Maher and Slavln will
certainly draw a big house. Maher al
ways had and perhaps always will have
a great following, In spite of the de
feats already scored .against him. If
he happens to win a few battles his
friends will be greatly pleased, but an
other whipping cannot be excused by
the worn out, "poor condition" story.
Maher should have a chance to get well
before he fights again. It was his own
fault he entered the ring with Fltzslm
mons. His manager was only to blame
in part.
It is announced that Slavin will sail
for this country within a week. Char
ley Mitchell may come over with the
Australian, unless they have another
quarrel in the near future, which Is not
very likely. This Is the best match,
from a box-office standpoint, that has
been on the card in the vicinity of New
WOLP AMERICAN, The Finest and Highest
Grade Wheels Mad. In America. 1H06 Wh..l.
L'p-to-D.te In Every Particular, SjS.go. Come
n.3n d, kc rsiucKi an spruce street.
1 cu van save eig to tee en lew dim.
York for a long time, and O'Rourke's
offer of a $6,000 purse looks (Ike a capi
tal investment. His club house will
not seat a vast number of persons, but
then there Is always a chance to raise
the prices, and the Maher-Slavin show
will stand a raise of this sort.
Novel Games Suggested for Expert
When the days grow long and too
warm for such violent exercise as a
paper chase a suggestion l.i to combine
garden parties and bicycling in some
such manner as a bicycle gymkhana. A
gymkhana is noi, as some have imag
ined, an Indian form of vehicle, a spe
cies of jinricksha. It Is merely a com
bination of races and athletic sports.
Some of these competitions can be
easily adanted for bicycles. The best
course should be a flat drive In a park.
It need not be long. It is skill In trick
riding, and not speed, which should be
the object. A "card" could be made up
somewhat as follows:
Tilting at the ring, a potato and spoon
race for women, women to dismount at
a certain place, pick up a potato In a
spoon, and bring It In without drop
ping it. A "leading" race for women
tiding one bicycle and leading another.
Ditto, but a longer course, for men.
Partner race women and men riding
hand In hand. A walking and wheel
ing race for women and for men. A
side saddle race for men. A race with
out holding the handles. A card-mailing
race for women; cards dropped Into
boxes with slits, stuck on posts at In
tervals to right end to left. Races in
and out among little pegs, like the driv
ing competitions at the horse show. A
cigar race for men: men to light up
riding, and to finish alight. Commer
cial Advertiser.
It Is reported that ten tandems have
been sold In 186 for every one sold In
Very much on the style of the story of
Japanese bicycles for $12 is the tale of
the big combine of bicycle manufactur
ers for the purpose of controlling the
bicycle market. The Idea of such a
thing as a trust is ridiculous, and to
tnose in the swim the utter Impossibil
ity of trying to corner bicycles Is ap-pa'-f
Tom Cooper has begun training at
the Fountain Feny track at Louisville.
Charles Murphy, of Brooklyn, may
go to France as a professional this
Tom Cooper will ride a racing wheel
tnia year constructed on his own Ideas,
Fred Titus is talking of visiting En
gland this year, but it Is doubtful If he
enters any races.
The American cyclists were not
among the "also rans" at Athens. In
fact, they didn't run at all.
It now looks os If American cycle
tourists who visit Spain will have to go
in regiments.
Should the metric system bill pass
congress, the future greats of the cycle
racing world will begin studious atten
tion to the French record tables.
Ohio has a bicycle baggage bill, and
now aH that is lacking is ine Potterlsm
to help It along. The Ohio division
hasn't even a small edition of the re
doubtable Isaac B.
Charley Murphy may never prove a
world beater, more than he has been,
but he will go Into history as the man
with an Idea. His luea. ton, far ahead
of the times of '96. will probably be
worked out some day, and then the
Kings county wheelman will be regard
ed as a great thinker Instead of the
dreamer people chalk him down to be
at this time. The paced-by-a-locomo-
Not one High Grade called the "Best on Earth," but eight
Leading, Well-Known and Popular Machines. Every one guar
anteed against breakage by accident or otherwise.
STEARNS-The Yellow
BARN ES White Flyer.
Also a large complete line of Medium Grades. Our repair
department, under the management of D. J. Slowe, should
command your attention.
sales agents:
Display Parlors, 3 1 3 Spruce St.
Riding Academy, Wyominf fe'nfef Top Floor.
Arrangements can be made for private instructions at our
Bicycle Parlors. - ,
tlve scheme la not very visional y after
The Suburban Electric Light company
has purchased two bicycle for the use
of their employes.
Caotaln Lucas or tne 8c ran ton Bi
cycle club, has scheduled a club run to
Moscow for Sunday next.
The Scranton Bicycle club will close
their indoor social season with a
smoker Friday evening, May 8.
J. O. Cox. of the ureen Kiage Wheel
men's racing team, received his new
racer on Monday. It's a Keating.
Billy Martin, superintendent of
Florey's reiair shop, walked his wheel
to Klmhurst Sunday. He says he rode
Eugene Phlffer, Charles Tropp. John
Baumont, William Brum and Theodore
Fahrenhnlt rodo their bikes to Hones
dale and return on Sunday last.
Fourteen of the Green Ridge wheel
men participated In a club run to
Wllkes-Barre Sunday morning. The
return was made about six o'clock p. m.
The Klmhurst boulevard Is In unusu
ally good shape. A continuous stream
of humanity on wheels passed back and
forth over that thoroughfare all day
1. S. Rowlson, of the Green Ridge
Wheelmen, was elected treasurer of the
Bcranton-Carbondale cinder-path asso
ciation at the meeting held In Olyphant
last Friday.
Charles Coleman and Will Dunn rode
to Carbondale Sunday. Both are doing
light road work, so as to get hardened
for their track work, which they will
soon commence.
The social committee of the Green
Ridge Wheelmen have announced a
club smoker for Friday evening. May
1. This will be the last of the season.
Lawrence orchestra will furnish the
A. Hilton, of Duryea, left this city
on his bicycle bound for Albany Tues
day morning at 7.30. He will go by the
way of Blnghamton and Kingston, N.
Y. Mr. Hilton expects to make the re
turn trip in one week. i
A bicycle rider experiences the same
sensation when riding on the asphalt
In the vicinity of the Erie and Wyom
ing Valley depot on North Washington
avenue as he would if riding over the
old corduroy road near Gouldsboro.
Twenty-three members of the Scran
ton Bicycle club followed Captain Lu
cas to Dalton and return last Sunday.
The start was made at 10.30 a m. The
boys arrived home at S o'clock. Harry
Newman punctured his tire as usual.
The new board of directors of the
Green Ridge Wheelmen organised Mti
day evening last, and elected the fol
lowing gentlemen as house committee
for the ensuing year: Chairman, M.
W. Finn; E. L. Merrlman, E. T. Howe.
The weather and the roads for the
last few days has been all that wheel
men could wish for. Hundreds of
wheelmen and wheelwomen have been
enjoying these favorable conditions
throughout the city and on the boule
vards. A typographical error occurred In The
Tribune on Monday last, which made
Chase & Farrar's "ad" read "Humber
Bicycles, price $1.10." The firm had
many callers all anxious to see the $1.10
bicycle. The "Humber" is a fine wheel
and sells for $110.00.
The old turnpike to Elmhurst via
Sport hill has been filled In with broken
stone about every twenty yards, near
ly its whole length. This road will be
In good condition after the stone is
worked down, but we would advise
wheelmen to "keep off" for a few weeks
at least.
There is nochange of cars of any class
between New York and Chicago vitf the
West Shore and Nickel Plate Roads.
FALCON-Gold Crank.
FEN TON Blue Crown.
A M E R I C A Truss Frame.
PHCENIX-lt stands the itacKet.
5 ffilAl I
I K:n tb Itrgsl
And Uest Ccpfci
In tha City and tea D j
Ni(k?I Plating,
Tir? UQlcanizing,
222 WyoalngAvsna
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ana the velocity of wind, steam and
wings are suggested by his progress.
The bicycle Is the most important Inno
vatlen In means of travel sine the Intro
duction of the looemotlve, and we are In
the Infancy of Us use, censtruotlea and
means of propulsion.
Healthy-minded people are these who
commend and practice Its use.
To such we need hardly say. Year Mey
tie should be the lateet and best
Call and examine ours before buying.
Lackawanna A venae,
Winton Bicycle arc gaar
"The Wioton h a Winner."
The Ha at CeaaaeUC