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THE REPUBLIC: SUNDAY. JUNE 22, 1902.
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YOUNG G0RBETT-SULL1YAK BOUT
PROMISES HIGH GLASS CONTEST.
Fight Is the Host Important Ever Scheduled for Decision in This Oitv
-More Local Interest Attaches to right in Which AUell Will
Figure They Are Guaranteed a ?.",UuO Purse or Fifty Per
Cent of Receipts Ryan-Block Fight Down for Deesion
at Business Men's Gymnasium To-Morrow Evening.
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Block illustrating his right cross, which
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Young Corbett and Dave Sullivan will
meet before the Wert End Club of this city
the evening of July 3 in the most Im
portant pugilistic contest ever scheduled !n
this city. Three weeks later Aba Attell
will meet the victor In a contest of equal
Importance, and to which probably even
snoro 'local Interest attaches. Both fights
Trill be for the feather-weight championship
News that the Pght3 had been arranged, i
published in yesterdays Hepublic, was
' r-aslly the pugilistic feature of the week,
and caused great comment among lovers of
the game. From all standpoint"" the bouts
cire of Interest, and they w:li afford an op
portunity to witness f.gMs for which every
c.lub in the country would be glad to offer
Fve thi.us.-ird dollar will be hung up In
each battle. and at that a wide margin of
profit will be left for the management of
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Who will referee Bleck-Ryan fight to-morrow
the West End Club. The locating of thc5
fights In St. Louis will make this city tho
center of pugilistic interest alt over the
country, and it is likely that the biggest
hcusa ever attending a fisht in St. Louis
will be oiesent at the bouts.
The Corbett and Sullivan fight was se
cured fcr this city after the match had
been rendered Impossible In Denver, owing
to the attitude of tho Firo and Police
Board of that city. Wide-spread Interest
was felt In tho fight, even though fights
ore limited to ten rounds In Denver, tho
champion's homo town. In this city tho
bout can go a championship dlstanco to a
That the Cm bett-Attell light 13 regarded
as the more imo-tjnt of the two is evi
denced from the fact that It is placed last.
Difference) In style between Corbett and At
tell's methods of lighting was thought llke-
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ly to affcrd n more scientific bout than
could br furnished by Corbett and Sulllyan.
nnd so It was scheduled as the last ottrac
In the fight bJtwctn Corbett and Suin--ran
therf should certainly be no -lack of
action from start to finish, as it would bo
a slugging match from tho start. The
question in that fljht would resolve Itself
into a contest of hitting ability nnd endur
ance between the mtn, rather than a test
of their j;cnce. Even admitting Corbett s
cleverness, it in likely that Sujilvan will
keep after him so hard in' their com
ing bJttle ns to make tho bout of tho nur
Hcana order from 'he start
Sullivan's' hitting abil ty was spoken 01
rather lightly when be met McGovera: hut
this was partly .due to, contrast with ifc-Qovcrn'-i
extreme punishing- powers. It a
likely, therefore, that ho will mix It up with
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JACK BFLGER SPAI:IUXG.
prpved effective in disposing of Jack Hanley.
the champion from the start in the'r coming
A bout between Attell an.l Young Corbett,
on the other hand, would be a contest be-
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Who wt!I fight the winner of the Corbett-
Saliivan contest Ju'.y 21.
tween a highly scientific boxer, but one who
has alwMys been c-editra vith small ability
In a hitting line, and a tighter whose hitting
powers are cxei.nt. Su"h louts a-ways
diaw wll. to v, -mess the Broau-Altc-:; and
Yanger-Atte-ll Hght3 of last winter.
Science has always proved the strongest
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evening, sparring with Bob Douglass.
drawing card in a bout. Sirco Jams J.
Corbett won the heavy-we'.ght champion
rhip and proved that them was something
more than mere punishing power and
strength requisite in a pugilist. It has been
.noticeable that the sc ont'fic fttrhter lias al
ways drawn the crowd over the man who
depended entirely upon his strength for his
James J. Cotbett, George D'.son and Kid
McCoy all stirred up far more Interest In
bouts than cou'.d pugilists of the slugging
order. McGovern and Fitzsimmons followed
a1 stylo of lighting In which tremendous
hitting powers itcre combined with sconce,
bat It was the latter quality, ns much almost-
as their punching prowess, which en
nhted them to land their kneckouls.
Attell always has been more or less of a i
problem, even to his admirers, however, on
account of Ignorance as to just what he J
could do when it came to a placo where a 1
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knockout wna In order. Certainly he never
has shown In his late fighu that lie pos-
sussed a knockout blow, although he has a
tmnehinir lali im.l honk whih li.ittcr and
wear down an opponent.
The forthcoming battle will be a test of
his ability, and it Is safe to s-ay that if he
has n knockout blow he will use It. He has
always claimed that his stjle of lighting
men like Bread and Vancer was adopted
by preference, and that he could h.ive mixed
it with Broad had It not been foi the ditfer
ence In weight. Uroad tiji-d the scales at
u higher hgure than did Attell on the occa
sion of both meeiinss. su the.e may bj
something In ;his. Certainly. Yanger's face
vas baaly enough buttered at tin- clwe ot
his bout with Atteil to show the effects of
the latter's punch. Whether this same
punch can win Abe the championship re
mains to be seen.
Action liv the Fire and Tolice Board of
Denver In declaring the bout off cost Man- j
a-er Ualugh-.-r or tne L-oiiseutn Ainieuc
Club In Denver KXK). .the amount of toiTeit
le had posted for tlu cnntiit. Haughtim
has irrbalily maJ tlie sitae forfeit. Ac
eorciiiu: lo termo of a-.'reeraent. tlie men are
to weivh in at U'7 pounds at 2 p. in. of the
dav il the battlF.
Sijim- idea of the size of the house that Is
expected may be formed from the fact
that the men will got 3J per rent of the le
ri'ipts rr a guarantee of $3.M. this lat
amount l'eing pledged as u purse. It is like
ly tliat this nguiv will be cui-lly passed. In
Iiicn o..sc it will prove a rccord-breaxer.
Tli. McCoy-Stltt light threo years, ago drew
a M.5-X) house, but this amount thould be
exeteded Jaiy S.
Georse Block and I'lilladelphia Tommy
Ildii will liglit to-morrow n.ght at the
liusines.i Jlen's Gymnaium. 'uie bout is
cat (leu to go rifle;!! lounils at 142 pounds.
As this w!.l be Block's tirst real irv-out
against a man of ab.iity, con.-iderable inter
est is felt locally in the bout. If llloek
heats Iiaii. he will crave an attraction 111
hi class In ;h!ca:;o or eisew here, and the
light means much to him.
The -showing made by Hloek in recent bat
tles convinces his fi lends here that his
chances are excellent ugainst llaa. Birclc
rosse ses considerable native skill and has
a quirk jab with either hand winch is very
dlsconceill.ng to an opponent. lie knocked
out !vcral opsone:. t last winter
seems to hpve some h'gh-el.iss ouullt cs.
In ono respect he nas a tremenlous ad
vantage in his class, tlitt l.vini his extreme
height and r--ac!i. lie is so thin as to se.m
ulmost weakened by his attenuation, and
will tower far over Ryan In their bout to
morrow. Ceitalnly his advantage in height
will be more than a head, while his reach
will be profinnit'lv innzpr.
Ryan is bet known as Young Corbett's
sparring partner, but has some gocd bouts
IN SYSTEMATIC SPECULATION,
Racegoers' in general are showing great
desire to learn more of the in! and outs of
systematic speculation. Gambling on horao
races has become popular with the Amer
ican public. It is not averse to Ice-lag Its
money, but it also likes to win. Many sys
tems have been figured out by persons who
i follow the races, but rarely are they fol
Botting on a system means slow profits,
and It must be followed with clockliko
regularity. System speculation does not
permit of following tips' and good things.
ComparaUvely a largo capital is requirod
to follow a good system. The Brooklyn
Eagle, on June IS, printed an interesting
story on system speculation at the race
tracks. In part. It is as follows:
' Ask the average racesoer. who starts for I
tnc traeit, w nether no wouiu preicr an al
most sure profit of $30 a week on an invea.
ment eit JC-oJ. Paid profit to be made accord
ing to the ironclad rules of a system.
wherein the bettor Is mereiy an automaton,
and exercises no wiil or vodtlun of his
own, o. wj.ether he would prefer lo choose
his own bets and take the chance .of win
ding perhaps several thousand in one day,
or losing hla entire capital. In nino cases
out of ten he will chccic the latter course.
Ho would not be a real American turfite. :i
follower of the strenuous life, were he to
"It Is In the tenth man, however, that we
find the fystem player, and it Is this man
who gets the money In the long run. Tips,
stable Information, handicapping are all
right for a time. It is the cool-headed, far
sighted man of bu'ino'i. however, wno.
takes the method of Wall street, the ways
of tho counting-room, with him Into tho
betting nag. who is finally abio to retiro
from the business of turf speculating with
a snug profit.
"Thousands have tried to heat the races.
Few have succeeded. Innumerable sys.ema
havo sprurg up. nourished for a season and
gone to the wall. Many have had soma
good points. All have had at least one
latally weak hypothesis.
'The greatest trouble which system play
ers fit the races have had to contend w th
hap been a fallae- oui mode of reasoning.
! which aimed to reap a profit all out of
i proportion to- the capita! invested.
I "Go to the- track any afternoon nnd you
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them. Ou est Ion ta?m carefully ana you t
will find that they have all been too greedy.
"rimi. Ii.ii.. .Ice: rr..l n .irnllt In tii tvne- onir--
! mensuratc with th? amount of capital
i which tlvy havo had at their disposal or
; been wd'inc to rifk In proving thJr sys
i tern a waning one.
i "Here. then, we have one great conclusion.
Tho syrtem player must he cntent w.th a
small profit and not expect to double Ills
i capital in a few days or even a few weeks.
Furthermore, he must hi an automatic ma
chine, wh'ch has no will of Its own. and
; which will follow without the slightest de
; vlatlnn the path laid down for it.
"And las-, but n:t Ir-ict ho who woiru
nln.. .. EVClnm tlll."CB.r,!!K. of tin. rirn Irao'
I must rot trrow elated over a f-w successes
I and, bellevlnir his scheme infallible, leave it
, to careirsu assistant? to earry oat. Here
i lie" a powerful danger. Nir must the svs
i temntlc speculator grew dircouraged at a
t few r(vcrre3 and discard his system without
' r. fair trial.
"The rystem about to be unfolded to the
reader hta neither the merit of newre3s nor
or'clnalltv. It is not Infa".:iMc. It w.U lo;?
frequently. It has. however, this one rc-il-"a
m feature if played cors!st"T-tIy
throehout the. Pra.'on on the Ical tr-:'"!: .
or on thn Western and Southern courses. It
wi!I show a goodlv profit r.n tHc light ride
rf th--1 iedgfr. It hns a'ro anothc excelUnt
fe-iture It has been rcttially played thes
far tl's s?ason and found ti date a consis
tent w Inn-jr.
"After otVing thoueh a n.a- or svstrms
and wearing even and brain with Inc-e .-ant
porine; over tho 'elonc, the tireva out ihhk'.
we rearet to mv. for racing charts In this
cruntry. the conclus on was at It: t ar"iv-d
tit that no better medium could be found
for n ;v-:i"i player to wa-rer on then the
public c'toic r 'a other win's, th.- fi. -Itc-.
This ic-ciP'n-i --vas only reached after
'F!."r.-iten Co wit. iird win rften. A p
n'al of the racing records of the last tn
yertrs will shnw that n-i-'ofng ft nrv nne
trick rarely ''r.s bc.ow r. per c-nt of wln
nirg fl"st choice51. On thi ether bpnd. ;i
m'frK- will rarely nv-.ir-' eve- la per
cent llT". then, we hit" the medium fo-
mir F-TcuInt'on the pn lie choice created I
bv the b-o'-makprs and showing where the ;
ftro"-s. r!nv ir.
Tho cap"-'I rcculred for the systrm ac- j
cn-Vrg to th" ""i'e here rtd. Is S?"n. Of
t'"!-; sum On'v $30? ts u-riflp- -- ar''vo n!'T
nt onv one time. The unit of the st-ft'en l-t '
$3 In ntW-r wnrd. o-ir svs;-!m plaver will
T'"tc lin bis tvtnnlhrs 53 nt n lmr nl ri nenr- I
; Iv f-ft fl'UT as ts transactlnns w 11 M'.-w.
Of "lis. morn lttr.
"We hnv nnw our medium of sppcJlatl-n
to favorite and our un;t rf nrcr a (lv
dr'!sr intc. I.rt ui continue.. The wol
favorite h tro -enrril. It is not specific
c- ouch. Tlie favor''e f-eauertly changes
diflng the betting en a race. There are
fr q'T.nt'v two or more hTses atl mint rl a
pratlcrllv the sarn. price, and all oracti
chl'v favor'tes. Therefore. 1. 1 vs (k- 1h
post ftvoritc the ltorsc which is held at
th" shorte-'t price when the horses are
cal'oil to tho post.
"Even now it may be Impossible to dcidn
which cf two cr three horse3 is the f -vsr-ite.
Let the system player, therefore, do
one of two things In this case let him i-ain
access to the officlil charts (a thin; dlll
oott. tn fin iinlee-. hr- hn n mp-nl't- nf iv
cewrpapr fratemir-) or let him sins!" out
ono representative! bookmaker and abide by I
hl9 ouotatlons.throuchout th season '.
"The player has now provided for th- d's- ;
cnverlnc of the cost fflvcrlt In dlflflcilU i
cases. Ordinarily a slnrle glance in the
ring at post tine will give tho desired Infor
mation. Suppose, however, as rometlraes
hatinens. that there ere two, or even three,
port favorites. Vcrv well. The race calls
lor no wager, and the better may hie him
self at once to the grand stand and calmly
watch the running of the race, knowlni?
that ho has no financial, interest In that
"In other words; throw out all races
-where there are two or more even favorites
at post time, as shown by the official charts
to his credit, lie was knocked out about
two months ago by Otto Seiluff In the fifth !
round of a tight, but has always claimed
that he was getting me oetter ur the ar,
l mint up to that time. In this respect
Tir.-ss pnmmpnis on the light bear him out.
He Is a hard-hitting lighter nnd is of ag-
' grc."slve style gou.g in a-mixing tilings up
generally. This will affotd a bout bc-
nvtcn men a dlfftrent types of lighting.
which always makes an interesting con-
' test. As a preliminary, M. Michael and
i George Ester wid go ten rounds at lij
! pounds. Bob Douglass will referee both
bouts of the evening.
Fitzsimmons and Jeffries are both re
ported in good shape and they should cer
tainly have no excuses on the giound of
condition when they step into the ring un
less some accident happens between now
at.d the date of their light. Ite-ports from
the training quarters of both men contain
accounts of their hunting and touring ex
periences, and they heth seem to be fol
loiv.iig the same system, namely, a natural
stie of training In tho open air.
l-'itZiiimmoi.s always has been partial to
outdoor work, and in only one respect has
he oeparttd from his former customs. This
is in taking up hunting as a means of
naming wnereoy he has taken a leaf
frm Jeffries's book. The champion prob
ably was the llrst to sneciailze hunting as a
featute- of trail. nig-
ith James J. Corbett scheduled to meet
Jeffries- in the fall and hopeful of a setting
on witli Fitzs-'iinmons In caifc the latter
wins, the match in some respects resem
bles the Suliivan-Corbett light with Attell
sehe-duled to meet tho winner. In both casrs
hard hitters are matched In the opening
contest with a scientitlo boxer ready for a
Le-ut with the winner.
Boxing- contests In tho Coronation tourna
ment will open In England to-morrow
evening. The bouts for Monday are com
petitions between the boxers of Oxford and
Cambridge and those who took it upon
them Ives U represent Yale, regardless of
the prohibition of the faculty. Hen Jordan
and Kid MeKadden. the latter once a
protege of Mai Doyle of this city, will
meet for the lS3-pound championship and
Joe Walcott and Tommy West will also tie
' up to-m.'rrow evening tor me weucr-weigui
THK.I9V nii.ht Frank Erne and Pat Daly
were originally scheduled to fight for the
light-weight champ.onsh.p, but late ac
counts state that this match has been called
off. Tommv Hvan and Johnny Gorman are
carded to meet the same night, however,
for the middle-weight championship.
Wednesday night, Harry Harris and Jack
Roberts will tie up fr the l!S-poun'l
hatrpiorshlp and Tom Sharkey will meet
Gu.t Ruhlin. .
E & .ndsoVeter 'b00k,0 SeICC'-
ed ns the "odds barometer.
"Tho svstem player will wager his money,
therefore, upon the post favorite and he will
pass by all two-favorite" races. Will he
tako any pi ice against the post favorite, be
It short or bo it long? Xo. He will refuse
to accept a shorter price than 1 to 2 for his
money. He will, on the other hand, take as
high a price as he can get. More races are
thus thrown out.
"What, now, will be the initial bet with
which the series Is started? It will be a
five-dollar note. How placed? On the post
favorite. At what odds? At the prevalllnx
odds on offer In the ring, provided these
odds are not Ics than 1 to 2.
"Sainoose the Initial bat to win. What will
the profit be? Anywhere from $2 iff (he mln-
mum) to S25 (the maximum), a favorite rare-
I Iv. If ever, being nuoted at hleher odds than
r. to 1. Having won the Initial bet. what
then? Rest, retire? By no means. Start th9
system again in the same fashion and with
the same flat five-dollar wager. And so on
ad infinitum, as long as the initial bet cm
tinus to win. Suppose the opening wager
to lose. What then? The bettor hi out 53.
He Is also out whatever profit he might
have had had the Initial bet cashed. There
for", let him make his second wsger of suf
ficient size to win $10 the $5 which he has
alrcadv- los.t and an additional $3, which Is
to bo his profit.
"If the post favorite Is- at 2 to 1 in the race
In which he makes his second wager he will
have to b't but JS again. If the favorite bq
nt 1 to 2, an Investment of $23 will be called
for. In either case, if the bet wins, the
player will have his loss' on the opening wa-f-'er
recoverr-d and a nrofit of $3. Could any
thing be si pier?
"If the second wager loses, the player
must bet to recover his two lcsses- and hTa
?3 profit, and so on until ho cashes a bet.
The number of laslnc races which he can
stand on $2,300 capital Is, of course, regulat
ed by the odds obtained for his mopex The
more liberal the edds, tha less investment
required. The shorter the odds, the more
money must be put up.
"The first question which arises Is,
naturally. How many losing races can the
system stand? and next. How many losing
races is it iiKely to strtKe in succcsstcn
These questions can only be answered by
striking an average. Twelve to eighteen
losing oris can usually ue maue ere ms
capital is so far reduced as to make the
"-' t0 - tlme f tne Pres-nt writing no
run "S'--S favorites has yet occurred on
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endanger the working of th's sys'em. There
have been times when a heavy Investment
was necessary and when thtj end seemed In
sight. The system, h wever. has weathered
every storm so tar in s reason.
"Played cons'stently. this eys:em his won
over Jl.OOO Fince the opening of the Eastern
racing season at Reminds, on March 25.
and has Increased Its capital at the rate of
SCO per cent per annum. There still remain
SENIOR CREW OP THE ST. LOUIS ROWING CLUB.
Names, reading from left to right: Rear row Captain L. Grosjean, stroke; William Ingles, coxswain; Joseph
John. Ising, No. 3; Henry Langhennig, No. 5; Henry Scumidt.
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Who has been playing the Bhort Held for tho
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cago Xailonal League team, and ho shows
at third base, his regular position.
twenty weeks of tho Eastern racing sea- , race Smoke, post favorite. Odds. 9 to 20.
son. ! No bet. Won. S'xth race Fiywheel, post
"The average profit per week which tho 1 favorite. Odds. 2 to 9. $0 bet. Won.
system shows Is JTO. The lowest profit "One of the worst runs of losing favorites
shown In any single week was at Morris 1 encountered was when changing from Ben
Park, May 12 to 17, when the profit was nlngs to Aqueduct. Thi3 run was from the
only C6. Several single weeks have shown fourth race on the last uay of ltennings
a profit ef over JICo. The average profit (Himself won at 11 to 2flj to the third race
per day Is thus about $12 and tha average ' on the second day at Aqueduct (Examiner
profit per race. $2. The working of the won at 9 to 6). ten losing favorites (several
sjstem for a day at Morris Park Is ap- . at very short prices) and nearly fl.OM was
pended. : needed to see It through.
TnrHs Pnrk Mnnil.le- Mrtv 12. 1922. First i "Another bjd run occurrpd at Aoueduct
race: Musidora. post favorite. Odds, i to
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Ran Siccnd. Loss. Jo. Amount wanteu
11 to 10. Ran second. (Here notice that
player would have cashed $11 instead ot
$10. This will work both ways.) Third race
Total losses, 113. Amou"t wanted. SJ0.
Swiftmas. post favorite. Odds, 7 to 1. Bet
made. $21 to $30. Won. Profit, 56. End of
series. Fourth rncc RoystererLpcst favcr
ite. Odds. S to 5. Won. Profit, $S. Fifth
LOCAL OARSMEN GETTING READY
FOR CREVE COEUR LAKE REGATTA.
Annual Event of the Southwestern Amateur Rowing Association
Causes Interest Along the River Front Revival of Forest
"ark Road Race Preparations for Whist Tourna
ment Arrangements for XationaKSolf Meet.
Interest among local oarpmen is now cen
tered on the Lemp's plate race, the first
of the local series, which will be rowed
July i, and on the Southwestern Amateur
Rowing Association's regatta at Creve
Coeur Lake July 19 nnd 20. All the local
crews ar& hard at work training for the
events and the season In'aquatlcs premises
to be an interesting one.
One of the crews which have been hardest
at work Is that of the St. Louis Rowing
Club. It now gives uromlse of being a most
dangerous antagonist for any crew on the
river. Special attention will be given the
fnnrs nnd barm crew this seas a.
mis seas a. ns it is
I now likeiv that the club will be represented
in the doubles class.
The accident to the Schmidt brothers'
shell last Sunday afternoon, when the skin
of the scull spilt completely around, caus
ing the shell to sink without a moment's
warning, was the cause of the probable
withdrawal from the doubles. Before the
shell can be repaired or a new one secured
the regatta would he almost on aad the
men would have been thrown out of train
ing for quite' a period.
Louis Joachim, brother of John Jmcmni.
former capfaln of the club rrew, w 11 rep
resent the club in the junior sculls. ci -tain
I Grosjean of the crew believes that
the prospects for ids men are bright th s
The revival of the Forest Park road race
By a Republic Photographer.
Browns in place of Wallace, who has been
lliilh. t-Wii iLtmi'iiv 11 Mini imiiii iiii l tit- 1 111- .
much better In that position than he does
; .. . . . .-. - .
on April i. :i ana uom i-uui, pose
favorite at 7 to 5. won the fourth race on
Saturday. E'ght losing favorites followed .
(Francisco wfnnirg the second race oil Mi n
day at 1 to C) and the system pulled out j
on Tuesday in the third race, with Bar-
bara Frietchle at 7 to 5. after losing a largo ,
bet In the rice previous on Morca at 11 to
?. These are the worst runs of losing
favorites encountered to date. The Graves-
end meeting, despite a bad reputation, ran
along very smoothly."
has caused pome Interest In cycling events
here, and a sort of lukewarm Inteiest was
taken in tho chief cycl.ng event ot the
week, the Walthour-Champion race at Bos
ton last Tuesday afternoon. Albert Cham
pion won tie race en a foul, through the
action of Walthour"s pacemakers, who
crowded him so that he lost his pace. His
claim of foul wan allowed.
Thn race, for twenty-live miles, motor
paced, was started with a protest pending
against Walthour's motors. Champion toik
the lead at the start, but was passed by
i Waltbour on the second mde. Walthour
! gained rapidly thereafter and lialshed w tn
a margin ot twelve laps, winning min
utes 4 2-3 seconds.
In the twenty-flve-ml'o race, motor paced,
at the same meet. Harry Elkes wen from
Will Sllnsnn bv a m !e and a half w tn.
Hugh. Stlnson threo miles in the rear. Thj
! tlYin n.ntt'nlp.
A dispatch from Xew York concerning the
American Whist League reads:
"Tho annual meeting of the American
Whist League opens nest Monday at the
Oriental Hotel. Manhattan Btach. From
COO to 400 players will take part In the con
tests. The three principal contests are for
the Hamilton trophy for teams of four from
the various clubs, to be competed for in a
series which continues until Saturdav; a
similar contest for the American Whist
League trophy, a challenge cup and the
Minneapolis trophy for pairs.
There will a'so be a comwMti f t th
Brooklyn trophy first played for In ISM, and
a number of open contests for mixed p.uy-
ers. A large number of women will tak
part In the- garni s. ard Mtnong the no'ed
players will b? M ss Kut WhedJ k the only
woman eve-r made liunuraiy memoe of tho
league. The Executive Cemauf.ee met-ts on
nest Saturday. I J. Coticey of S.n Fran
cisco is the president and It S. We- 31s 0
Bruuklyn vice pres.dent of the league.
A dispatch from Chicago concerning th
Qmateur golf tournament says:
The amateur gelf compet tion for tho
championship of the Un ted Stairs, open
to all golfers belonging to clubs whl-h ari
members of the Unit.d States Giif Assoc a
tion, will begin on the l.nks of tho Gl -n-v.ew
Cluo. Go'.f. I'l.. Tuesday, Ju!y 15. nhpn
the- trophy, valued at $1,000, and four medals
will be compiled for.
Tuc coi.t suns will ilrst p'ay eighteen,
holts medal play. The best sxy-four
scores will then be taken, and tho con
tcs'ants making these scores win then play
eighteen holes match play until but rour
competitors remain, who upon separate
di.s. will play ih s. m!fl'i.il ano tit ol
games, consisting of thirty-sis holes each,
"Competitors can enter through tho
secretaries of their respective c:'i' . end
an entrance fee of $3 mu.-it accomp my ea -h
entry and must bo received by trc s -ere-tary
of the association not laer than
Tuesday. Juiy S. Tho r-iogramnv:
Tuesday. July 11 Medal play ro'in-3.
amateur champluush p. eleiiteei ho s.
Three prizss are offered by the annotation
for the- tiirea lowest scores In this com
petition. "Wednesday. July 157 a. m.. first na'ch
play round, amateur champions!-. p. .gbteii
holes; 2 p. m.. second match 1 ; i . r-'Und,
anwtiur chamriun'hip tlhte.n h . .
"Thursday, July 17-9:3) a. ra.. th'rd match
play ruund amateur championship, eivf een
holes; 2 p. m.. fourth match plav round,
amateur championship, e-lghtem ho
"Friday. July IS 10 a. m., se""final
match play round, am.iteur cr.amp.-. n n p.
first round, eighteen holes; 2:30 p. m. s ml.
final match p'ay round, amateur champion
ship. send round, e chteen holes.
"Saturday. July 1310:33 a. m . final
match play romtu. amateur champons-p,
first round, eighteen hobs; 2:) p. m.. final
mntclr play round, amateur champiossnip,
second round, eightt en holts."
The Amateur Athletic t'nion swlmm'n
championships will be held this y -ir u d"i"
the auspices of the New ork Atl.let c 1 ib
at Travers Island. In order to ile w c m
petltora to compete in all fi.e champion
ships, the programme will be ri st lba'cil
j tober 4 On July 12, "at 3 n.
is. August i a a 'c-
m.. the iJi-vard
and half-mde Amateur Athlete Vn on
championships will be given; nl o a 110
yard handicap and a novice 110-yard. On
August '23, at 2 p. m.. the quarter-mile nnd
one-mile national championships wll ba
held; also a novice UO-yard and a 2 0 yard,
handicap. On October -4. at noon, the na
tional lM-yard champ'cnshtp will end tho
Amateur Athletic I'nlon co .tests.
In addition there will be a KO-yard handi
cap and a half-mile bar d cap; alo a l'JO
yard novice and a diving comp.-tit.on. Tha
regular Amateur Athle.le Ui-t-jn die trejal
w.ll be given to first, second and third In,
each championship, and the Xew York Ath
letic Club medal will te given to fl st, sec
ond and third In the handicap and covlca
races. All contests above 110 yards will b
with a turn, and across the tide, and w;il
be held a near slack water as possible, so
that records can be made under the same
conditions as heretofoe.
Colone-1 Jchn Jacob Astor has received,
plans for a building near his country resi
dence, Fernciiffe. at Rhinebe.k on the Hud
sou, to be devoted almost entirely to ecu t3
for athletic games. It wi.l cover a great
area nnd will bs the largest private bu lding
used for sports In this country.
It will be modeled somewhat on the styla
of the Grand Trianon and will be on an
eminence about 350 yards from his plivate
residence, overlooking the IIuion. The
building will te only one-sto-y high and
constructed of stone and brlck3. covered,
According to the plans the entrance leads
: through a. wtae vesuDuie to a large nan.
'. forty feet dep and sisty-four feet wide.
J Around this big hall the courts are gioupcd.
, Thcro is an Inuoor tennis court CI feet wide.
' 13 feet long and 35 feet high; two squash
courts, a laige swimming pod, ..a by ,
feet, lined entirely with marb.e; large dressing-rooms
for men and women; a largo
saion and bachelors' quarters cf five rooms
and baths. In the basement are an auto
mobile room, kitchen and servants" quar
Those who havo been working so lone
to bring about a national h.ghway between
New Icrk and Chicago at last believe
that the scheme ha3 been properly
launched. The. New York and Chicago
Road Association was organised at a meet
ing at the Bar Association rooms. In New
York Monday night, and the following of
ficers were elected; Colonel Albert A. rope.
I president: John B. Uhle. rice president:
Lie L. uoaraman, second vice presioent;
W. L. Dickinson, treasurer, and A. H. Bat
tcv. secretary. Other -members ot then
board of trustees are Lieutenant Govern
or Woodruff. W. E. Scarritl. F. C. Donald.
B. B. Avres. T. J. Keenan, Jr- W. S. Cran
da'.l. Wl A. Howell, Milo M. Beldlng, Jr..
and H. L. Perkins. The old road by way
of Syracuse and Buffalo Is SS7 miles be
tween New York and Chicago, and the pro
posed new route will be only about 30
miles In length. At least 4C0 miles of tho
road In already built,, and It Is proposed to
orpanlze local associations to help finish
tho route. The associations will hold a
meeting at Atlantic City at the tlm of thn
L. A. W. meet there In July. The proposed
road will start at Fort Lee and pass
through Newburg. BInghamton. Elmira.
Olean. Jamestown, Conneaut. Cleveland.
Biyrla. Sandusky. Goshen. South Bend,
Hammond and Chicago.
Injunction Sought Against Weawri.
Boston, Juno 21. Tho American Woolen
Company has filed a bill In equity In the.
Suffolk County Superior Court against mem
bers of the Weavers' Union In Fltchburg.
restraining them from patrolling In front of
the mills and from attempting by persua
sion or otherwise, to Induce new- employes
to break their contracts. '
DJJg, No. 4. Krcat vow L. Joachim, bow;