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THE SOUANTON TRIBUNEWEDNESDAY MOItNTNGr, JUNE 2. 1897.
BASE BALL TEAM
GOES ON ITS TRIP
Miners Will Begin at Buffalo Today
Tbclr Games Abroad.
rUYERS ARE IN GOOD CONDITION
Vitchcrs Ilnvo (Jot Into Good Torin
nml MnsHcV mid Uoriui Ilnve About
Itccorcred from Their lniirlcs.
"Wot Grounds" in WHkcs-Bnrro
Sutnmnry of tho Wilkes-llnrrc-Scrnuton
The Mlnera were flim-flammed Into a
tlo with Syracuse In second place yes
terday, thanks to the easy confidence
6t the Wllkes-Barro management.
"While the Bcranton players were dress
Ins for the game In Wllkes-Barre.
Manager Powell came In person to the
I.lutrn house where the Scranton club
van Eton Ping and announced that the
Krourfdrf ver too wet for playlnp. That
.-.vus-at 2.30 o'clock. At 12.45 o'clock In
response to a telephone messarce from
Bcranton, Manager Griffin was told
that tfiu weather vas favorable and
that there would be a game.
The point, however. Is that the only
rain experienced In Wllkes-Barre was
a shower about 11 o'cloclt which woa
.followed by bright and clearing weath
er and In no sense were the grounds or
wcath'erinflt for playing. The Wllkes
Barre pcqple resorted to a very lame
ruse to avoid a trouncing which was as
tcood as admlnlgtered when the-Mlners
entered the -town. Prospects of a slim
attendance of fans who have tired of
.Teeing Manlager PouU's aggregation
'.ot misfits succumb to a superior team
was probably another reason for the
At 12.20 o'clock this morning the
Pcranton and Wllkes-Barre clnbs left
here In a special sleeping car for the
north. The Miners will begin today at
Buffalo their campaign abroad, playlnu
thr: games there and at Toronto,
P.ochester and Syracuse in the order
named before returning home on the
17th for three games each with Provi
dence and Springfield.
The club goes away with all the
players In good condition, excepting
Walters who will be left behind, and
with no excuses to offer, barring In
juries, If they fall to itn less than half
their games on the trip. Massey and
T3aga.n had not entirely recovered from
tb'olr slight injuries received during the
games with Wllkes-Barre, but both will
probably Iegln playing today. Meaney
accompanies the team as the extra out
fielder, and In case of accident to the
Infield O'Brien would be moved Into the
diamond, though Boyd will play first
base today if Massey Is unable to get
in the same.
The chief weakness of the club up to
a week ago, was itu pitchers, than
whom there ore no four better In any
team In the league but who were han
dicapped by trivial physical complaints,
nifilclcnt to interfere with their best
.work. Morsa had a lame ankle, Harper
' a strained tendon on his pitching el
bow, Wellner a lame forearm and Gil
lnn a boll. All these Irregularities have
ben overcome and the Miner tjuaitette
' of twirlers left home ready to lie pitted
against the best the league affords.
It Is Wellner's turn to pitch today,
but Qlllon will probably be selected as
he Is better acquainted with the weak
nesses of the Bison batsmen and can
be better coached by Gunson or Boyd.
Harper is due to pitch the third Buffalo
gamn and "Pop" Morse to open at To
ronto on Saturday.
The penny-wise and pound-foolish
Idea, has been nut Into nlnv liv tii
Wllkes-Bane manasement in the re
lease yesterday of Second Baseman
Sam Mills and Pitchers Roach and L.
Smith. The release of the pitchers can
not be criticized but Mills' case is dif
ferent. 'Excepting Odwell, no player
on the Wllkes-Baire team made a bet
ter Impression than did Mills during the
recent series. He played equally as
well as the average second baseman
of the league and made two of tho
hits that helped give his team the only
game won from Scranton. His release
was not at all fancied by his fellow
players according to the sentiments ex
pressed by several of them in this city
Shcrtstop McMahon has recovered
from his illness and will accompany
the club on tho trip. Pitcher Odwell,
who has been playing shortstop, will
be transformed to bocond base. He
will pitch an occasional game though
Kcenan. Coakley and Sheehan will do
the bulk of the box work.
A dispatch from Wllkes-Barre last
night stated that McDade, nn amateur
pitcher from Philadelphia, had been
signed by the Wilkes-Barre club. He
is a third baseman and not an ama
teur. He played with Atlanta in 1895,
and Is said to be a good one. Charley
Smith has been playing poorly and pos
sibly he Is to be replaced by McDade.
The summary of the runs, hits and
errors of the five Wllkes-Barre-Scran-on
games Is as follows:
n. h. i:.
Scranton , 3t j a
Wllkes-Barre is 41 13
18 23 i
1 This shows that tho Miners averaged
about 7 runs, 13 hits and 2 errors per
game, nnd -Wllkes-Barre $ runs, 8 hits
and' 3 errors.
Neither Abo Lezotto nor Jim Fields got
a hit yesterday,
SyracuMj has released Shearon to Hoch
enter and nas released Grove uncoiidl
tlonr.lly. The most games lost by one club to an
other havo been the five by Rochester to
' Pitcher Callahan, late of the Itochesters
,and formerly In tho Southern Lcaguo
hai signed with Lancaster,
Two out of three at Buffalo would put
the Miners In first placo If Syracuse
didn't win three straight from 8prlns!lel,d,
The Scranton owners are a little nhcail,
financially, on tho present season. It was
the general Impression that tho practice
trip was a losing venture, but the guar
anties and surplus proceeds of the games
more than paid the expenses of the trip.
Now that tho story of the peculiar play
fln the LofUyctte-Pcnnaylvarwi oolloge
.gamo has gone tho rotinlu and with dea
lt being given to the Wllkes-llarro Rec
ord It might bc Just as well to say, and
correctly, II at the stcry first appeared In
tho Scranton Tribune.
Pitcher Coakley, of the Wllkej-Rarro
club,bacame over-demonstrative during uu
Interview with President Bogart yesterday
und was fined J2J for his Indiscretion and
for another reason. . For tho "other rea
son" Uetts, Digging and Charley Smith
were during tho day In a condition which
ma do them also liable to a line.
Tho moral tone of Iho base ball player
has Improved of late. Think of Mike Kel
ly walking oft tho field between Innings
and staking himself to a cocktail, while
one of tho owners ot the club stood sldo
of his at tho bar. That's what Kelly ucd
to do when ho ran King Kelly's killers for
Chris Von der Ahe. And ho mado his
pulse all tho stronger by asking Chris to
smllo with him.
"Dad1 Clarke put up a neat llttlo confi
dence game on Amos Rusle at tho l'olo
grounds, In '95," says Lester German.
"Ono morning after practlco the gang
were discussing sprinting, and Clarke raid
ho thought that Rusle was about as fast
on tho Backs as Jack Mllllgan or Ted Lar
kin. You could get a haircut and sham
poo while Mllllgan or Ted were loping
from first to second. Now Rusle prides
himself on his shlftlnesB for a man of his
pounds, and ho offered to bet Dad that Ho
could mako 100 yards In less tlmo than the
comedy twlrler. Dad covered Amos'
money Iho bet was for $50 and agreed
to rnco Amos tho next morning. Amo3,
who was not booked to pitch the next day,
got himself in trim for tho match by
limbering up that afternoon. When ho
and Dad met at the scratch Dad stipulat
ed that the man who broke the tape would
take the money. 'Yes, the ono who breaks
that tape gets all the coin,' said Amos.
Charley Farrell sent thorn away and
Amos shot In the lead and held It to tho
finish, but he didn't break tho tape. Dad
had a chunk of lead palmed, and when ho
was about thirty feet. from tho finish ho
hurled the lead at tho string. It was a
case of gottlng It over the plate, for the
mlssllo broke the tape, whllo Amos was
fifteen feet off."
About the only consolation Scranton
derives from the result of yesterday's
games was the defeat of Buffalo by
Toronto, as Syracuse and Springfield
won and are practically bunched with
the Miners in second place, though only
Syracuse and Scranton are second ac
cording to the percentage figures. Buf
falo IS not so far ahead as to be cock
sure of a longlease on first position. Tho
standing of 'the four leaders makes this
year's penant scramble decidedly lively
The four eastern clubs begin a 12
game battle with tho westerners this
afternoon. Springfield plays first at
Syracuse and that should be to Scran
ton's advantage as one of them Is sure
to be crowded down a peg. While the
four first division clubs are settling
their differences, the four trnllers,
Providence, Rochester, Wllkes-Barre
nnd Toronto will be fighting to keep
away from the tall end.
Springfield .". 7 Providence 1
Syracuse 7 Rochester 5
Toronto 1 buffalo 8
Scranton at Wllkes-Uarre, wet grounds.
W. L. P.C.
17 8 .680
15 9 .025
15 9 .t5
16 10 .M5
12 15 .411
11 17 .313
9 17 .31U
10 20 ,3J3
SCRANTON AT BUFFALO.
WILKKS-BARRK AT TORONTO.
PROVIDENCE AT RUCUHSTER.
SPRINGFIELD AT SYRACUSE.
J'ivc Straight for tho Stnrs.
Syracuse, N. Y Juno 1. The Stars
made It five straight fiom Rochester here
today by 'landing on Pitcher McFarland
hard In the first Inning and keeping It up
at different periods throughout the g-ime.
A.B. R. II. O. A. 1J.
Eagan, 2b 3 110 3 0
Garry, cf. , 4 114 10
Schelbeek, ss 3 2 12 3 1
Smith, 3b 4 12 3 0 0
Lezotte, rf. 4 0 0 10 1
Bannon, If 4 2 3 10 0
Barle, lb 4 0 1 11 10
Ryan, c 3 0 2 5 0 0
Willis, p 3 0 0 0 2 0
Totals 31 7 U 27 10 2
A.B. R. H. O. A E.
Bottenus, If. 4 10 2 0 0
Lynch, rf 4 0 0 3 0 0
Dooley, lb 3 0 0 7 0 0
D. Shannon, 2b. ... 4 1 1 2 0 1
Riehter, cf 3 112 0 0
Mulvey, 3b 4 0 0 13 0
F. Shannon, ss. ...3 0 0 2 3 0
banner, c 4 10 5 2 0
McFarland, p 3 110 0 0
Totals .., 2! 5 3 24 10 1
Syracuse 4 0001101' 7
Rochester 1 00200200
Earned runs Syracuse, 4, Two-baso hit
Smith. Stolen bases Schelbeek, Ban
non (3), Mulvey. First base on balls Off
Willis, 4; oft McFarland, 2. Hit by
pitched ball Bottenus, Ryan, Willis.
Struck out By Willis, 4; by McFarland, 2.
Left on bases Syracuse, 3; Rochester, 5,
Sacrlfico hit Lynch. Time 1.50. Um
Huflhlo I'lnycrs ICick.
Buffalo, N. Y., June 1. The tall-enuers
again downed tho Bisons today. Steady
batting on the part of tho Canadians did
tho trick. There was a great deal nf
wrangling over Swartwood's decisions,
principally by the homo players. Score:
A.B. R. H. O. A. B.
Lush, 3b , C 3 3 2 0 0
White. If 12 110 0
McGann, lb 3 2 2 9 0 1
McIIalc, cf 5 3 3 0 0 1
Casey, c 4 1 1 G 1 1
Freeman, rf 5 0 2 3 10
Wagner, ss 5 0 1 J 2 0
Blrlch, 2b 4 0 0 0 4 0
Dlnecn, p 4 0 10 3 0
Totals 40 11 11 27 11 3
A.U. R. H. O. A. E.
Clymer, cf 4 0 12 0 0
Grey, rf 5 0 13 0 0
Field, lb 5 1 0 13 2 0
Wise, 2b 4 114 5 0
Gllboy, lb 3 112 0 1
Oremlnger, 3b 4 12 10 0
Sullivan, ss 3 2 0 111
Smith, c 3 13 0 10
Brown, p 4 12 12 0
Totals 35 8 11 27 11 2
Toronto 4 0 0 0 3 10 3 011
Buffalo 0 3020000 4-8
Earned runs Toronto, 0; Buffalo, 4.
First base on errors Toronto, 1: Buffalo,
2. Left on bases Toronto, 8; Buffalo,- 5.
Struck out By Dlneen, 2. First base on
balls By Dlneen, 5: by Brown, 4. Three
base hits Lush. Casey, Grey, Gllboy,
Brown. Two-base hits Lush, Freeman,
Oremlnger, Smith. Sacrifice hit McGann.
Stolen bases Lush, Whlto (2), McGann,
Double plays Dlnecn, Wagner and Mc
Gann. Hit by pitcher-Casey, Smith. Wild
pitch Dlneen. Passed balls Smith.
Time .03. Umpire Swartwood.
(Jrnvn Couldn't lilt Mains.
Springfield, Mas;., June 1. Springfield
won the cloning game of the Providence
series without difficulty 'today. Mains
was Invincible and struck out seven bat
tors with men on bases. Braun was, bat
ted hard and Welgand'fl errors figured
largely In the run getting.'- Score:
A.D. R. II. O. A. IB.
Puller, ss 4 0 0 ' 2 3 1
Green, If S 3 2 2 0 0
A.U. R. II. O. A. B.
Schemer, rf. 4 0 110 0
Brouthers, lb S 1 1 8 0 0
Smith, cf. G 0 4 2 0 0
Smith, cf 5 0 '4 2 0 0
Gilbert, 3b S , 3 2 1 3 0
Duncan, c 3 '00900
Mooro, 2b 4 13 15 0
Mains, p 4 12 0 0 0
Totals 89 7 15 27 10 1
A.B. R. H. O. A. B.
Welgand, 2b 4 1 0 0 'J 3
Bassett, 3b 3 0 2 3 3 1
Knight, If C 0 1 1 1 0,
Cooney, ss 3 0 13 3 1
Lyons, cf 4 0 0 4 0 0
Drauby, lb 4 0 19 0 0
Murray, rf. 3 0 0 3 0 0
Dixon, c 4 0 0 4 3 0
Bruun, p 4 0 2 0 3 0
Totals 31 1 7 27 15 5
Springfield 0 031012OO-7
Providence 0 000001001
Earned runs Springfield, 2. Sacrltlco
hits Fuller, Duncan. Stolen bases
SchefTior, Brouthers. Two-base hits
Green, Mains, Thrcc-baso l.lt Ureen.
First bnso on balls Oft Mains, 4j oft
Braun, 1. Hit by pitched ball-lly Mains,
2. Double pla Mocro and Fuller; Wei.
gand, CoDney and Drauby. Passed ball
Dixon. Time 1.50. Umplre-Gaffney.
Only four games were scheduled for
the National league yesterday, but
these were all played as was a double
bill between Boston and St. Louis, and
In each case the Kastern club won.
Pittsburg forfeited to tho Giants by a
score of 9 to nothing In the sixth In
ning. The Beaneaters' two viotories
puts them ahead of Pittsburg, and In
third place, near where they belong.
Brooklyn and Philadelphia each ad
vance a position, while Louisville
drops from seventh to ninth.
New York 9 Pittsburg o
Philadelphia 7 Louisville a
Brooklyn 7 Cleveland a
Boston 14 St. Louis 6
Boston ia St. Louis 3
31 23 11
Pittsburg 30 18 12
Cleveland 31 17 14
New York 28
Philadelphia 33 17 18
Louisville 31 15 1G
Chicago 32 11 21
Washington 30 9 21
St. Louis 31 C 23
Cincinnati at Baltimore.
Cleveland at Boston.
St. Louis at Brooklyn.
Louisville at New York.
Pittsburg at Philadelphia.
Chicago, at Washington.
Pittsburg I'lnycrs Kick nnd Arc Dis
ciplincd by Umpire .llcUermott.
New York, June 1. Umpire McDennott
gave this afternoon's game to the New
Yorks In the latter part of the sixth In
ning becauso the Pirates refused to play
ball. The. gamo had been characterized
by the kicking of Klllen and Donovan on
points us to which they did not agreo
with McDermott. As they continued to
kick, Mr.Dermott declared the game In
favor ot New York 9 to 0. Score: R.H.E.
New York 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 7 4
Pittsburg 30 102 17 3 2
Batteries Doheny nnd Warner; Klllen
and Sugden. Umpire McDermott.
Brooklyn, June- 1. Brooklyn's and
Cleveland's first game was prevented by
a heavy shower. After a wait of nearly
two houis the regular scheduled gamo
began. Score: R.H.E.
Brooklyn 0 1 1 0 2 0 3 0 7 13 1
Cleveland 0 10 0 0 10 0 0-2 8 2
Batteries Kennedy and Grim; McDer
mott and Zlmmer. Umpire Sheridan.
Philadelphia, Juno 1. Philadelphia de
feated Louisville today In a game that
was repleto In sensational field plays. The
most noteworthy were running catches by
Creary, Clark, Cooley and Grelr and a
one-hand catch ot a wildly thrown ball
by Nash. Score: R.H.E.
Philadelphia 0 0030030 -7 10 0
Louisville 000 00 1100-2 8 1
Batteries Wheeler and Royic: Cunning
ham and Dexter. Umpire .McDonald.
Boston, Juno 1. The Boston's took
both games today with ridiculous ease.
First game R.H.E.
Boston 3 4 30 1 0 30-14 lb 2
St. Louis 0 100000236 7 2
Batteries Lewl9 and Gauzel; Donahue
and McFarland. Umpire O'Day.
Second game- R.H.E.
Boston 2 1 1 0002G -12 13 2
St. Louis 0 100002003 7 5
Batteriep Sullivan and Yeager; Kissin
ger and Slurphy. Umpire O'Day,
Hartford, Conn,, June 1. Hartford had
a walk-over with I'aterson In the first
gamo today, winning by bunched hits.
Hartford 31010102 1-8 15 4
Psterson 10 0 0 0 0 0 124 9 3
Batteries Vickery and Roach; Sprogel
and Wcstlake. Umpire Coughlln.
The locals also won the second game on
seven hits, two bases on balls and four
errors In the fourth Inning. Score: R.H.E,
nartford .... 001801200-1215 1
Paterso.i 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 2310 5
Batteries Brown and Roach; Vlau and
Westlake, Umpire Coughllii.
Lancaster, Pa Juno 1. Lancaster's
winning streak was stopped today through
their Inability to safely connect with the
curves of Schmidt, tho young twlrler of
Richmond, tosttfcer with a marked ten
dency on the part of the locals to muff fly
balls, fumblo gioundcrs and throw wild
ly. Score: R.H.E.
Lancaster 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 02 4 9
Richmond 2 0 12 14 3 0 '-13 1U 2
Batteries Dolan and Wcnte; Schmidt
and Foster, Umplio Gcodhart,
Newark, N. J., Juno 1. The home team's
errors wero costly today and Norfolk
took tho game. Score; R.H.E.
Newark 0 0 1000003-411 3
Norfolk 10000 2 2 038 11 1
Batteries Johnston, Setley and Hodge;
Clausen and Heydon. Umpire Snyder.
Reading, Pa., Juno 1. Tho homo team
shut out the Athletics today In a great
battle of pitchers, Herndon had a shade
the better of It and his support was su
perior. Score: R.H.E.
Reading ,,). 0002000 10-3 5 2
Athletics .... 0 000 000 0 0-0 4 4
Batteries Herndon and Barckloy; Ame
and T, Bchaub. Umpire Weldman.
PRINCETON WINS THE SERIES.
Won tho 11 11 u I tiiuno from Ilnrvnrd in
n Pitchers' llnttle.
New Haven, Conn., Juno 1. Princeton
won tho buo bull series from Harvard
this s.ftfrnoon. It wsji largely a pitch
ers' battle, In which Palno had Princeton
at his mercy, but his own Wlidnesa gave
Princeton their runs, a wild pitch In
each caso contributing dlroctly to the re
sult. Score) R.1I.E.
Princeton .,,.,.1 0 0 00 1 0 0 0 6 3
Harvard 000000000 0 3 1
Battorlcs-Jayne and Kafer: Paine and
Scannell. Umpire M. J. Murray.
STAR POINTER'S SPEED.
If Stories Arc True Ho Onght to Uont
2:00 with Knso.
New York, Juno 1 Groat Btorle arc
afloat concernlns tho speed that Star
Pointer In showing In his work at Bal
timore this spring, and If half that is
told be true tho Tennessee pacer ought
to beat 2.00 with ease.
It was reported a week ago that
Trainer McCleary had moved him an
eighth faster than any harness horse
ever covered the distance before and
ono circuit follower who nrrlved at
Fleetwood asserted that Star Pointer
went a furlong last week at Baltimore
In .13 a 1.44 gait.
WEST SIDE WHEELMEN.
Ilnvo Itontcd tho Old Post Homo on
The West Side Wheelmen have leased
for a club house the old Post property
at 1124 Jackson street and will hold
nclr .11st regular meeting there on Fri
day evening. Officers will be elected.
Particulars as to membership may
be obtained of E. G. Peters or Frank
Zlcglcr's Now Record.
San Francisco, June 1. At San Joso
Otto Zlegler rode two-thirds of a mile
unpaced In 1.20, one second under the
Trying to acquire the art of climb
ing hills Is what Is troubling- a good
many novices at this season. That there
Is an art In so doing there Is little
doubt, but practice and muscle will do
a great deal for the learner, much more
than a few suggestions. If the follow
ing is kept In mind It will aid the rider
to catch tho knack of hill climbing.
Little is gained by trying to rush a
hill. It is will to get a good start,
but It Is better to so lay out the push
that there will be a. reserve force to
f.end the wheel over the last rise, which
Is always the hardest. A good ankle
motion, clawing the pedals around, past
nnd over the dead center Is a decided
help. Throw the weight of the body
well forward nnd pull up slightly on
the rnndle bars. If the grade Is very
shaip try zigzagging, or weaving, up
the 1.111; frequently this will give a
nfcdcd rest on a long hill. Try to
keep an even pace; avoid sudden
strains. Last, but not least, sit square
ly in the saddle. ,
"Abuse of oil Is an error," says an
old cyclist; which probably nine cy
clists out of ten fall Into. In a bicycle
bearing a single drop of oil will go a
great way toward forming the film
between Journal, balls and box neces
sary to keep the surface of these parts
from coming Into wearing contact.
Ordinarily, the cyclist pumps his bear
ings full of oil, which runs out, covers
the outside of the boxes and acts as
a medium for the accumulation of
Bicycles are very much like other
mechanical things; when rightly used,
they are very faithful servants, oth
erwise they are likely to go to rack nnd
ruin. Wheel people are always talk
ing about luck. So-an-so is a lucky
rider; he never has a puncture, and
his wheel Is always right. Yet his rid
ing mate has a hole In his tire every
other day, and hardly a week goes by
when he does not lose a spoke or two.
The difference Is all In the careful
ness of the two. A good wheel not
misused Is strong; If wrongly ridden
no wheel can be depended upon. A
watchful eye for sharp stones and
broken glass, a horror of taking
chances which may result in a trip
to the repair shop, close attention to
the tightness of nuts and pedals, make
all tho difference. In the world between
good luck and bad luck.
In the matter of footwear It Is evi
dent that the average cyclist pays too
little attention to his best interest.
Last season thousands of riders pushed
over the highways of the country with
feet Incased in the modish pointed-toed
shoes which fashion dictated for ordin
ary street wear. However it may be
for walking, nothing worse than the
pointed shoe could be chosn for bi
cycling. The requirements of a perfect
shoe for cycling are a substantial sole,
plpnty of room for the toes and lacing
carried well down, to Insure case and
a fit sufficiently close over the lower
Instep to counteract the natural tend
ency of the foot to work forward with
the rider's downward thrusts on the
No investment pays such high In
terest as the money paid for a bicycle.
The average rider, according to a new
devotee, saves twenty cents a day In
car fare, say five days a week for fifty
weeks In tho year, or a saving of $50;
and If he owns a hlghgrade wheel he
will have nothing to pay for repairs,
thus obtaining a return of 50 per cent,
upon his original Investment. Should
he wish to obtain a new mount he can,
If he has been careful of his wheel, sell
It for half the price, which, with the
J50 he "has earned In car farces alone,
will give him his year's riding for
nothing. This Is exclusive of doctors'
bills, or the various little expenses
that go out for medicines during the
year, railroad fares usually expended
for short pleasure trips and like ex
penditures. In tho selection of repair kits, tho
customer is this year given a wider
scope than ever before, and very uni
que ones have appeared, many of so
handsome design that they tempt the
eye of even those who are not wheel
people. The tools themselves are in
nearly all Instances now fitted Into a
leather case, which does away with
the rattling that has so long been an
nnnqyjTice. On the outside of the kit
itself my lady of means places a neat
strip of silver, bearing her name and
Thero is a new style of underwear
being brought forward, which In Its
union type, Is sure to prove popular
with cyclists. There are no buttons or
tapes except at Ihe neck, where each
side opens sufficiently to admit of be
ing drawn on In this manner. This
does away with endless Irritants In
the shape of buttons to hurt at inop
portune moments, to say nothing of
forever coming off.
"The spoke manufacturers," says a
trade man, "are not a bit backward in
admitting that bicycle makers are un
necessarily desirous of procuring a wire
which will show a tensile strength far
In excess of that to which a spoke Is
I ever subjected In actual use. It Is
common to find many superintendents
giving specifications for spokes which
will break at about 1,200 pounds. The
spoke makers say that a spoke which
will resist a tensile strain ot 800 pounds
is sufficiently strong for all practical
purposes In bicycle building. Still, pre
ferring to be on the safe side, the ma
jority of makers of high-grade bicycles
Insist upon spoking their wheels with
stock which has a tensile strength far
In excess of that actually needed.
Thcro Is nothing makes a greater
change in one's appearance than a bl
cyclo suit. To sit at the table at a
country hotel and watch tho riders
come in, one wouldi hardly bo ablo to
figure out that there sits a judge,
thero a banker and over there a minis
ter. With the change of clothing they
seem to have dropped much of their
austerity or other marked manners,
and aro more. as other people. Washing
in the same basin and wiping on tho
same towel Just outside the door seems
to have made them' all akin, and they
are full of pleasant talk that they can
not restrain. Recollections of all kinds
como up first of their boyhood days,
finally drifting off to talcs of the var
ious trips they have taken. Many of
these cover wide ranges of territory,
and include hunting and fishing ex
peditions, which are positively fascinat
ing. Then they all fly off to foreign
travel, and tell of scenes visited never
to bo guessed ot by their present travel-stained
dress. Their conversation
alone tells who they arc, or perhaps
some curious piece of Jewelry, which
stamps them ns out of the ordinary.
Additional Sporting News will be
found on Pngo 3.
A Report Tbat the Sioux Have Been Io
vilcd to Join the HostllcsSet-
tiers Ask Protection.
Helena, Mont., June 1. Specials from
Miles City, the nearest town In Mon
tana, to the Cheyenne Indian troubles,
say tho situation at the agency con
tinues critical. Families who resided
near the seat of the trouble continue
to flock to Miles City. It Is reported
that Sioux Indians from Dakota h'ave
come to the agency, nnd that runners
have been sent to Invite more of them
to Join the Cheyennes on the warpath.
Senator Carter will ask President Me
Klnley to have Indian Agent Stouch
instructed not to interfere with tho
sheriffs and that the military authori
ties be ordered to support the sheriff
In case the Cheyennes resist the arrest
of the Ifldlan, "Little Whirlwind,"
known also as Stanley, a graduate of
Carlisle, who admits the murder of
Hoover, the Bheep herder.
Sheriff Qlbb and Deputies Smith and
Winters should arrive among the Chey
ennes today with warrants for tho
three Indians and the agent, which
they will attempt to serve. White
Bull's band of warriors numbering 125,
who eseayetl from the agency Friday
night, are In the hills on the Tongue
river, near Ashland, and this will be
tho scene of the first bloodshed should
there be any.
The settlers are not as well armed as
the Indians, though arms and ammu
nition are being forwarded as rapidly
Washington, June 1. The official re
port of the trouble among the Chey
enne Indians In Montana, dated May 25,
reached the Indian bureau today from
Captain Stouch, in charge of the Tongue
river agency. It confirms the Wash
ington dispatches of the Associated
Press of yesterday. The agent reports
that there are a great many blood
thirsty young men among these In
dians, and that If they and the settlers
should meet trouble would be the re
sult. For the peace and safety of all
concerned ho advises the stationing of
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ngent will bo Instructed to use every
effort to secure tho punishment of the
perpetrators of tho crime.
Pour Killed brn Trnin.
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at Alma, fifteen miles north of Contraila
today and alt were Instantly killed. They
wero driving In a wagon and wcro caught
at a crosrirc.
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