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TILE SCRANTON TRIBUNE FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 21. 1897.
BASE BALL GAMES
Darkness Ends ILtc Scrnnfon-Provldcncc
Game with tbc Score 11.
AN UNUSUAL I3-INNINQ BATTLG
'Honors In All Dcpnrtmcnts About
Equal mid It Was Difficult to Toll
Which Club Shonlil Havo Won.
WllkoH-Iliirro Could Get but Thrco
Hits Oil" .lining and tho Ponies Won
with InsO"Itnin at lluflalo nnd
In a most remarkablo game o thir
teen lnnlncs Scranton. and Providence
battled yesterday for thirteen Innings
and 'with the Bcbro 1-1 the game was
oalled on account of darkness. The
only other came played was between
S"prlngfleia and Wllkes-Barrc, tho for
mer winning on the pitching pf Mains,
who gaVo the Luzornltes but three hits.
Ttaln nrevontod tho other two sched
Sprtngueld'B vlatory cinches that club
tn Second position for today whllo tho
tie came in thjs city holds th,e Miners
dawn in, tljlrd placo where, If they loso
todai' they con So passod by tho Stars.
iSctantpa -.. ..., t Providence. t
Bprfli afield ..10 Wilkes. Carre i
Rocbeiftr at Dffalo, rath.
Syracuse at Toronto, rain.
P. W. Ii. P.O.
thlffalo ,,....,-.. . 14 11 3 .785
SprtngflaliJ .Ml..Mi..,. 1G 11 C ,C33
Scranton ..t,'Mf'-'"- 15 9 C .COO
Syracuse -.:M,,.P...k 14 8 C .571
ftoohoator ,...,t;l..i, 17 7 10 .412
Wlkos-BarrO ,......,. 1C 0 10 .373
IJ-ovldonco ...,..,. ,.!, 10 C 10 .875
Sfotonto, w.4...ili.k.... 18 6 13 .278
PBO.VIDENCEJ AT SCRANTON.
SPIRING FIELD AT WILICES-BARHE.
SYRACUSE AT DUFJFAIAX
itocajpsmEn at tok6xto.
At Ibe Finish the Miners and the
Grays Had Only a Solitary
It was a great game, the word
"great" covering tho usual multitude of
amissions and commissions that take
place In a game of base ball. Por thir
teen Innings the champion Grays and
the Miners pulled the game In nnd out
of the flro and then Umpire Gaffney
ended It owing to the Impending dark
ness. Each team scored a run in tho third
inning, but from that time on not a
Miner nor a Gray rode on his stomach
over tho plate nor did he by any other
means get his anatomy in contact with
that coveted goal. There was, how
over, numerous chances for each side
to score, but misfortune and fortune
were evenly distributed so that when
the game was called It would have been
proper to have Hipped a penny to decide
which club should have won.
Fifteen hundred spectators, among
whom the fair sex nutnbered one-tenth,
were kept on tho ragged edge of nerve
racking excitement for the two hours
and twenty minutes that the struggle
was In progress. They saw the Grays
get on tho bases and fall to score In
eight 'Innings and they saw the Miners
miss chances to score In exactly the
eame number. It was enough to cause
the bones of departed cranks to rattle
in their cofllns.
"WHAT THE PITCHERS DID.
Whllo the Miners had eleven hits for
fourteen bases and the Grays seven
hits for eleven bases Glllon was the
inbro pronta to pitching errors. Ho
struck out 0vo batsmen and Eagan
two. These facts considered along with
tho Grays' hitting percentage of ,1G0
per cent, and tho Miners' .220 per cent,
ehows that Grlffln's men had a little
th6 best of the stick work. Glllon In
the tenth Inning struck out three men.
The last two were Knight and Drauby
who walked to tho plate to knock the
cover off the ball after Bassett had
pounded out an unmistakable two-bagger.
It was fortunate for players and
Spectators that Gaffney, the undisputed
king of umpires, had bo far recovered
from the recent Injury to his ankle as
to appear on tho field and bo boss of
the contest. Thero wero a few occas
ions, of course, when cranks and play
ers couldn't see the plays as Gaffney
did, but In each Instance of that kind
the decision rested almost on a case of
doubt. Once he allowed the Champions
a double play to which the bleachers
took exception and once he denied tho
Miners a similar close call, but In nei
ther case was ho positively at fault
and never throughout tho thirteen In
nings did a player take occasion to ad
dress him as " 'Mister' Umpire." With
the score 1-1 In a thlrteen-lnnlng con
test the only king did some work to be
A study of the detailed score will give
h. very true Insight Into the game which
was remarkable for Its evenness.
Where ono team had a slight advan
tage In ono department, the opposing
team had a small credit balance In
another direction. Glllon gave fewer
lilts than did Etran, but the former
gave two more walks to first and had
a wild pitch recorded against him. Tho
diminutive Scrantonlan, however, was
tho more puzzling In the real hitting of
tho game as Is attested by fourteen
putouta by the Gray outneld and the
six by Scranton's fielders.
Grlllln reversed tho usual order of
festivities by sending his men llrst Into
the field. For two Innings neither side
scored but In the third each earned a
run. With two out Welgand hit down
the left lino for threo bases and scored
on a wild pitch, tho run being- earned
by Uassett's two-bagger. For Scran
ton Eagan singled with one out. O'rirl
en (low out to Knlsh't and Heard
cracked out a two-baser along the line
to the left-field fence and brought
From then on It was a bruising pace
With both Infields, particularly that of
tho Minors, giving the pitchers fault
less support. An error by Bonner on
nn easy chance and with one out was
all that marred the beauty of the work
but Bonner's mishap wap by his own
end Beard's fast playing sa,ved from
Beard, Bonner, Magulre and Maasey
collectively and Individually, gave the
best exhibition of Infield work that has
been seen at Athletic park this season,
whllo Bassett and Welgand did some
star plnylng for the Grays. Your un
cle "Joe" Knight took tho bouquets for
both teams In the oulflcld.
Of base running thero was none.
Thero was nary a stolen base and only
ono attempt. The fast Welgand tried
it on Boyd In the soventh but was
stopped In such effective and unmis
takable fashion that none of his col
leagues duplicated the attempt. What
ever speed tho Miners may have had
could not bo shown on tho bases as
they were nearly always on tho circuit
with two out.
Tn only ono Inning, the third, did tho
Grays secure two hits. Tho Miners
pounded out a couple In four separate
chapters but only In ono Inning, the
third, could they score,
Uero'a a tally that taught to bo di
A.B. It. H. O. A. E.
Eagan, It C 1 1 8 0 0
O'Brien, cf. 0 0 0 3 0 0
Beard, es, 0 0 1 4 G 0
Daly, rf G 0 2 0 0 0
Mousey, lb c 0 2 17 1 0
Bonnor, 2b. G 0 2 3 5 1
Magulre, 3b, C 0 2 1 3 0
Boyd, c, .,. G 0 1 C 1 0
Glllon, p. 4 0 0 0 G 0
Totals GO 1 11 37 21 1
A.B. It, H. O. A. E.
Welgand, 2b. .. G 1 1 0 G 0
Bassett, 8b G 0 3 4 2 0
Knight, If, 4 0 0 C 0 0
Drauby, lb. G 0 2 33 0 0
Cooney, ss 4 0 0 3 5 0
Lyons, cf. , 6 0 0 G 0 0
Dixon, rf. .. 4 0 13 0 0
Coogtiri, c G 0 1 4 0 0
J. Kgnn, p. ,., 6 0 0 13 0
Totals 44 1 1 30 18 0
Coosan out on third bunt; Knight hit
by batted ball.
Provldoneo 0 01000000000 0-1
Scranton ;.,..0 0100000000001
Earned runs Scranton, lj PWvldonco, 1.
Two-base hits Beard, Massfty (i), Drauby
(2), Threo-baso hit Welgand, Sacrifice,
hits Cooney (2). Left on bases--Scran;
ton. 32; Providence, 11. Struck out
O'Brien (2), Coogan. Welgand'. Knight,
Drauby, J. Eagen. Double plays. Welg
and to Cooney to Drauby. First on orroro
Provldoneo 1. First on bnlls off Gl)lon
4, oft Egan 2. Hit by pitcher O'Brien,
Knight Wild pitches, Glllon. Umpire
Gaffney. Time 2.20.
Onlv Throe Hits Oiri'ony JHnins.
Wilkcs'-Barro, May 20. Mains was In
vlnclblo In tho box today. This coupled
with Wllkes-Barro's ragged fielding gave
Springfield nn easy victory. Tho visitors
played an errorless game In tho field.
A.B. R. H. O. A. E.
Sharrott, rf. 3 10 0 0 0
Goockel, lb 4 0 18 2 1
Betts, Cf 4 0 0 2 0 3
Powell, if. 4 0 0 2 0 0
Mills, 2b .1 3 0 12 6 0
C. Smith, 3b 2 0 0 0 2 2
McMahon, ss 3 0 0 G 4 0
Digging, c 3 0 0 2 2 2
Keenan, p 3 0 13 10
Totals 20 1 3 21 17 8
A.B. R. II. O. A. V..
Fuller, ss 3 12 2 3 0
Green, if 5 2 1 1 0 0
Schemer, rf 3 1110 0
Brouthers, lb 3 1 0 15 0 0
O. Smith, cf 3 114 0 0
Gilbert, 3b 1 0 2 0 0 0
Duncan, c 3 10 3 10
Moore, 2b 4 1114 0
Mains, p 3 2 2 0 2 0
Totals 31 10 10 27 1 0
Wllkes-Barro 1 000000001
Sprlndgfleld .......1 0 2 0 0 0 7 0 10
Earned runs Springfield, 2. Two-baso
hit Mills. Stolen bases Orcen, Shar
rott. Double plays Cloeckel to McMa
hon; Mills to McMahon to Goeekel; Mo
Mahon to Mills to Goockel; Digging to Mc
Mahon. First base on balls Off Koenan,
4; off Mains, 1. Hit by pitched ball O.
Smith, C. Smith. Struck out By Mains,
2. Wild pitches Keenan, 1. Left on bas
es Wllkes-Barre, 3; Springfield, 4. Sacrl
lice hit Fuller. Time-1.23. Umpire
Kennedy. NATIONAL LEAGUE.
The Cincinnati epragged the Bal
timore's wheel of fortune yesterday,
but the latter could lose two more
games and still hold first place. All
but the Cleveland-New York game
were played but the results do not
change the standing of the elubs.
Plttiburg io Philadelphia 4
Cincinnati 11 Baltimore...., 10
Boston 11 St. Louis 4
Louisville 13 Brooklyn 12
Washington 16 Chicago 14
New York at Cleveland, rain.
Phlladelplla 23 13 10
Cleveland 22 12 10
Boston 22 12 10
Louisville 20 10 10
New York IS
St. Louis 23
Philadelphia at Pittsburg.
New York at Oevcland.
Boston at St. Louis.
Brooklyn at Loulsvillo.
Baltimore at Cincinnati.
Pittsburg, Pa., May20.-Plttsburg's field
ing errors wero bad enough to loeo any or
dinary game, but their good, hard hitting
won out. Kllten gave no hits after tho
third Inning and errors were responsible
for tho Phillies two runs In tho fifth.
Scre: . R.II.B.
Pittsburg G00001 4 0 10 10 5
Philadelphia 0 2 00200004 3 3.
Batterlca-Klilen and Sugden; Filleld
and Boyle. Umpire Hurst.
Loulsvillo, Ky., May 20,-The Colonels
were not In tho game today until the
sixth Inning, when Daub was knocked
out of the box. They also got alter
Kennedy, nnd tied the scoro In the
eighth, Neither team could score In tho
ninth." hilt fnnh fanm ani-..w1 .... ....-
In the tenth. Loulsvillo won tho game In
the thirteenth Inning, scoring threo runs
whllo tho Bridegrooms were lucky to got
Loulsvillo ,i0 00006030200 3-13, 21, G
Brooklyn ...0 02G00000200 2-12, II, G
Batteries-Cunningham, Herman and
Dexter; Daub, Kennedy and Grim. Um
Chicago, May 20, Today's gamo was
tho greatest farce of the season, both"
teams plnylng like school boys. It was
a slugging match from tho start. Score:
Chicago 2 2 3 0 3 3 0 1 0-11, 17, S
Washington 4 0 3 0 0 2 0 2 6-10, 15, 4
Batteries Brlggs nnd Anson', King, Gcr
mnn, Norton, McJamcs and McGulre.
Cincinnati, May 20. Tho Reds defeated
tho Orioles In a close and exciting gamo
Cincinnati ..2 0 2 0 0 1 0 G 011, 18, G
Bnltlmoro 0 2 0 3 0 4 0 0 1-10,13, 1
Battcrles-Ehrot, Dwycr and Schrlvcr;
Hotter and Clark. Umplrc-Shcrldnn.
St. Louis, May 20. Tho BrownB played
poorly today. Hutchinson was on tho
rubber und was hit hard by Boston.
St. Louis 0 20010010-4, 12, 1
Boston 02102321X-11, 10, 0
Batteries Hutchlns nnd McFarland;
Lewis and Uanzcl. Umpire Lynch.
Philadelphia, May 20. Reading defeated
tho Athletics today In the ninth Inning
after snappy boll playing by botTi teams.
Athletics 0 00000 1 2 0-3-S 1
Reading 0 2 10 0 0 0 0 1-4 8 1
Batteries Ames nnd F. Schaub; Amolo
and Barclay. Umpire Snyder.
Newark, IN, J May 20. Newark dropped
a gamo to Lancaster today In a batting
matinee. The visitors vroro more fortun
ate in bunching their hits. Score; R.H.M,
Nowark 3 0 0 0 0 0001-412 7
Lancaster 1 110 2 0 10 4-10 14 4
Batteries Wlttrock and Hodge; Dolan
and Roth. Umpire Weldman.
Hartford, Conn., Mny 20. Thrco pitch
ers wete unablo to pull out a victory for
Hartford today. Tho Virginians had on
tholr batting clothes. Scoro:
Hartford 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0- 6. G, 3
Richmond 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 4 x-11, 14, 4
pattertos Bowen, Frye, McMackln nnd
Ronoh; Stlmmell and Steelman. Umpire
Paterson, N. j May 20. Tho Norfolk
men wero unable to do execution when
men woro on bases, and they were novcr
In tho hunt. Score: ' R.H.E.
Paterson 0 2 4 10 0 3 121417 1
Norfolk 0 000 10 000-1 8 1
Batteries Jonas and Smlnk; Clausen
and Snyder. Umpire Cllno.
Urown University Defeats tho V. of P.
iu Ono Fatal liming.
Philadelphia, May 20. Brown won from
Pennsylvania, today in the third Inning
by hammering out seven runs on a com
bination of hits and errors. Both pltch
ors wero hit hard but tho Providence
men's wero bunched. Score: R.H.E.
Pennsylvania 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 1 0-G 12 2
Brown 1 07 0 0 0 1 0 9 12 2
Batteries Brown and Hoeffer; Sum
mersglll and Dunne.
At Easton, Pa R.H.E.
Fordham 10 0 0 10 4 0 2-812, 3
Lafnyetto 10 0 0 0 10 2 04, 6, 5
Batteries Novlns and Barclay; Keyly
DEALS FOR SCRANTON PLAYERS.
Now York Wnnts Ungnn and Three
Clubs Arc Alter Mcuiicy.
The New York club has asked a
price for Peter Eagan's release. The
figure telegraphed by Manager Grtdln
removes all probability of acceptance.
The following dispatch was receivol
by The Tribune last nlghf
Philadelphia. May 20. Manager Long, of
the R3adlng Base Ball club, today signed
the following players: W. H. Gallagher,
of last year's Phillies; Dolan, of the Bos
ton club; Herndon, of Rochester, and
Meaney, of the Scranton team.
Meaney has not been sold to Reading.
He was olteted to Manager Long for
two weeks to help the Reading team
out In a pinch. Tho latter had not up
to a late hour last night accepted
Manager Griffin's proposition. Meaney
Is wanted by both Rochester and Prov
idence. Tho sum that will purchase
his release has been named to Man
agers Shannon and Murray, nnd the
first to accept will get the player.
While Meaney is in demand in the
Eastern league, It Is not likely that he
will be loaned to Reading.
What other umpire could havo done It?
Harper and Hodson will be the opposing
Dissensions havo arisen In the Chicago
team and are said to be responsible for Its
present low position.
Gunson will be ablo to play early next
week and will participate In tho Wllkes-Barre-Scranton
Tho ball struck Gaffney and gave Drau
by a hit and later It struck Knight and
put him out, all in the eighth inning.
Baltlmoro players are of tho opinion that
Hanlon made a mlstako when he released
Pitcher McMahon. Theso same player3
objected to Brodlo's release.
There Is some kicking on the second
base playing of Billy Hallman, of the Phil
lies, At that Hallman Is better than
three-fourths of tho second baseman In
Harper's delivery was timed for a while
yesterday and It took him from e'even to
thlrty.four soconds to deliver the hall
after taking his position on the rubber.
Think of the tlmo ho wasted! Springfield
Thero Isn't a New York paper which
lon't telling Joyce that he kicks too much.
They also inform him how tho games
should bo played. "Oh, It's easy to win
them on paper," fnld BlUy. "Why wo
can do that ourselves,"
Billy Barnle, of the Brooklyns, says: "I
respect and admire the honest man who
can stand forth and say: 'I believe In the
subservance of the Sabbath and I shall ob.
servo It.' nnd keeps his word. But I havo
no uso on earth for the fellow who says:
'1 believe In tho observance of tho Sab
bath, and because I bellevo In, It I'll mako
you observe It also!" "
TII1J IlICYCLU LEG.
Oh, merciful Fate, tell me truly, I beg,
Is It so they've discovered tho bicycle leg?
Is It true that the wheel-shackled limb
has a place
With the monkey-back spina and the bi
Can It bo that tho queenly American girl,
Whom we've known as a dream In the
waltz's mad whirl,
Now bumps through tho dance with a-fiop
and a halt.
That's a cross 'twlxt a Jig and a kang-
Oh, put not this cup to our lips, wo lm-
Whate'er else of woe cruel fato has In
Here's a toast to tho bicycle face, but wo
Save, oh, save our pet girls from the bl-
pycle leg I t
New York Evening Sun.
DECISION FOR JUDGE
Lively Flflcen-Round Dout Is Witnessed
nt Music Hall.
WINNER'S LEFT HAND IS SPRAINED
Judgo Did All tho Forcing, but Wns
Handicapped by tho Crlpplod Hnnd
After tho Fifth Round nnd His Con
cession of Twolvo Pounds to tho
Now Knclnndcr--Toby Gardner
Gets a Decision Over Joo Allen.
James Judge still holds the title of
"undefeated llghtwelgth champion of
Northeastern Pennsyh'nnla." Last
night In Music hall he got a decision
over "Jack" McWilllams, of New Lon
don, Conn., in a 15-round bout and
that, to, with everything against him.
Only Judge's handlers knew until
the fight ended that In the fifth round
he sprained his left hand, so badly that
It was only through pure grit that he
was able to continue the battle. Mc
Willlams refused to weigh In at G
o'clock. Ho was at least ten pounds
overweight according to tho opinions
of competent Judges at the ringside nnd
weighed' twelve pounds more than tho
Scranton man, who was two pounds
below the limit of 145 pounds.
Judge forced tho fighting from the
start, but while he did nearly all the
leading, was so handicapped by his
crippled hand that ho was not seen at
his best. The three hundred onlookers
were not aware of this accident and
were puzzled to know why their favor
ite made so poor a showing after the
M'WILLIAMS WAS STRONG.
MoWllllams appeared to know he w.as
against a clever man as far as boxing
was concerned. Ho was never on the
the offensive. Ho fought with close
guard and shifted from corner to cor
ner making few returns to Judge's
leads. He was in perfect condition and
finished strong, stronger than Judge,
who was the aggressor throughout but
who was fagged by his own forcing and
who felt the effects of a high swing
on tho neck tn the sixth round and an
other In the twelfth.
"Pat" Murphy, of this city, was ref
eree. MoWllllams had the privilege of
choosing this official and, it was sup
posed, would bring with him "Tommy"
West or "Kid" McPartland, from New
York city. Neither of these two could
be here and McWUliams picked Mur
phy, with whom he has an acquaint
ance, from among several local parties
Behind Judge were "Jack" Skelly, of
Brooklyn, and Stephen Judge and
Paddy Hopkins, of this city. McWill
lams was looked after by "Jim" Mc
Cndden, of Wllkes-Barre, and Frank
Conley, of Brooklyn.
The first round was productive of lit
tle or no fighting until Just before
the gong sounded when Judge landed
a light straight left and missed a
right counter. The pair were studying
each other's style and reach". The ear
ly part of the second round was a re
petition of tho first but with Judpe
forcing his man about the ring and
looking for an opening. Judge found
McWilllams' stomach with two straight
lefts and cot away without a return
but tho two- blows fell too short to hiwo
much effect. Judge narrowly escaped
a right hook on the neck In return for
his third attempt to reach the stomach.
REAL FIGHTING BEGINS.
In the third round there was an ex
change of left and right swings, but
at close range and without much dam
age. Judge was tagging hi man hbout
the ring and neatly avoided two vicious
right swings in return for loft leads
for the stomach. The fourth round be
gan with the Scrantonlan In the New
Englander's corner. The former miss
ed several straight lefts, McWilllams
clinching. Judge got two openings
with right feints and placed as many
left hooks on the neck. McWilllams
was looking for cover when the gong
In the fifth round Judgo had his man
in the latter's corner. McWilllams
rushed, missed a left for the body and
received a left uppercut. Judge con
tinued to forco the battle but got the
shoulder in all of three left leads. Mc
Willlams was very shifty. He tried his
right, for tho body and Judge returned
with a left for tho stomach, McWil
llams blocking the blow with his fore
arm and spraining Judge's hand.
Judge tried to uso his right In the
sixth but got one good and quick re
turn on tho face. McWilllams was
forced to his corner and then out of
it. He met Judge's right for tho face
with a left swing on 'the neck and
Judge put his left on the stomach. The
seventh round finds Judge trying to
use his left for the stomach. He lands
once, but lightly. McWilllams Is
avoiding nil long distance fighting.
Judge leads for the stomach, escapes
a counter and lands a left Jolt on the
McWilllams In tho eighth was fresh
and lively but Is always on the defen
sive. He ducked all Judge's lefts for
the face In the early part of the round,
and was always on tho run," making
no effort to return Judge's leads. To
ward the close of the round Judge
placed his rlglit on the stomach and
followed it with left and right swings.
McWilllams failed to land a blow.
JUDGE PUSHES THINGS.
The ninth round opened with Judge
after his man as in the earlier rounds.
Ho feinted with his left nnd landed
twice with his right on tho body, Mc
Willlams clinching when the gong
rang. McWilllams appeared strong and
active when tho tenth opened, whllo
Judge showed the effects of his own
face. Not till the close of the round
did ho begin to work McWilllams about
the ring. There were few exchanges,
and not an effective blow was landed.
In the eleventh MoWllllams landed a
left on the face and received an up
percut. The pair wero fiddling and
McWIllInms was the fresher of the two
when tho round ended.
Judgo forced things again In tho
twelfth and followed a left lead with
two right swings on the head. He
made the play a second tlmo but re
ceived a telling right Jolt on the neck,
Tho blow didn't stand tho Scranton
lan oft for long, however, as .ho was on
MoWllllams shoulder In tho latter's
corner at the close of tho round.
Judge In tho thirteenth tried to work
his left but without success, though
he got In two right hand punches at
short range on the body.
Honors wero even In the fourteenth.
It was an exchango of body blows In
the Infighting and always after Judge
had failed to get good openings for his
leads, tho style be followed after tho
In tho fifteenth Judge continued to
force tho Issue. All hla play wns for
tho body with the right. MoWllllams
apparently had! profltted by his ex
perlenoe In tho preceding rounds and
shifted his he&d enough to escape all
of .Judge's left leojdn until near the
wlnd-ilp when oadi found tho othera
wan with the right.
Referee 'Murphy'a decision, was loud
ly applauded. It was pCaln that Judge
had been up against a waiting man
and a shifty, strong fighter. He bad,
however, been on tho offensdvo from
start to finish and was Justly entitled
to tho decision though his own fast gatt
hold made him weaker at tho end than
tho New Londoner.
AFTER THE BATTLE.
In the dressing room Judgo Buffered
extreme pain when tho glove was re
moved from his left hand. Hla lips
were swollen, there was a very slight
out on the under lip and his nose whs
clotted with' a faint trickling of blood,
but he bore no other evidences of hav
ing boon In the fight.
There were two preliminary bouts.
Toby Gardner received a decision over
"Joo" Allen In a 4-round bantam go
and "Kid" Brown, colored, boxed three
slow rounds with Henry Engler, of
Portland. Gardner and Alien put up a
fast battle. The former had the better
of only the last round. While the ref
eree's decision seemed Just, Allen was
the favorite with the crowd and a draw
would have been more favorably re
ceived. Gardner did the most of the
For the benefit of cyclists, tho trus
tees of the Brooklyn bridge have de
cided to place asphalt strips on each
ride of the approaches to the bridge,
which are now paved with granite
Since the adoption of a license tag
and the regulation for lamps nt night,
tho police at Toledo, Ohio, aro kept
busy arresting cyclists. The police sta
tion and substation look like store
houses for every kind of wheel un
der the sun, and wagon load after
wagon load of bicycles are being added
to tho pile. Those arrested are oblig
ed to leave t.5 collateral, and when ar
raigned and found guilty are mado to
pay $3.G2, representing the costs.
Mr. and Mrs. William Vino will short
ly start on a Journey across the con
tinent, from Boston to San Francisco,
a distance of 4,000 miles. They contem
plate completing the Journey in elx
Manager A. F. Hartz, of Cleveland,
Ohio, refuses to keep his theater open
this summer on account of the dlmin
inlshed patronage. "The wheel has come
Into such general use," said he, "that
It supersedes all other sorts of summer
amusements. More people are riding
this year than ever before, nnd they
prefer to ride over the cool country
roads to being packed in the four walls
of a theater."
E. F. Bauer anfi J. C. Fleming, of
Cleveland, have started on a tour
around the country. They will go first
to Boston, then across the continent
ito San Francisco, thence southeast to
New Orleans and back north to Cleve
land. The conditions of the ride ore
said to be that they must earn $1,000
while en route and complete the tour
by July 1, 189S. The ride Is being made
on a wairer and the total distance to
be covered Is over 12,000 miles.
The statement Is mado that the bi
cycles have had a disastrous effect on
the receipts of the Grand Trunk rail
ways of Canada. Sir Charles Rivers
Wilson, the chairman ot tho board of
shareholders, made this announcement
at the annual meeting! He said 10,
000 bicycles were used In Toronto alone,
and perceptibly lowered the receipts
of the road.
It was an enthusiastic member of the
Massachusetts legislature who, when
the bill defining tho penalty for steal
ing a bicycle came up before that body,
offered an amendment that such an of-
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tendance at four shown appealing
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