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THE SOBAITTON TRIBUNE TUBS DAY MORNING-, JUNE 8, 1807.
WHILE ON THE TRIP
Scrnnlon Club's Work While In the
BETTGR THAN THEIR OPPONENTS
A Study of the Itunn, Ilitt nml Errors
Imlicntcn Tlmt tlio Tlirco Dcfcut
Out of thu Tour (Jnmcs l'lnycd Is No
itctlcctiou on Manager GrllliiW
" fllcn--Posil)llltr That Jllcnncr Will
Ilcplnco lnlr in Itlclit ricld'-Homc
Current IJnsc Hall Now.
Three defaats out of four games
played Is the record ot the Miners' on
thq trlii nnd ithere Is no discredit upon
' .them .either. Buffalo won the first
Rame by the 'score of 10 to", maklns six
more hits ond three more errors than
did the Miners. The Bisons took the
second by a score of A to 2 with the
lilts' and errors wen nt 7 and 3 respec-,tlv.3l.vs-
.The third game was won by
the Miners from Buffalo by a score of
-"!-ro2. - Saturday's same nt Toronto
which saw Scranton robbed of a 12-11
. Kame by Umpire Knowles Is still fresh
In the minds of the cranks at home.
,ln;that same the hlt3 nnd errors were
; 13 nnd 2 respectively for each team, but
jpnl'y, Knowles, the robber, can tell how
"nineteen "bases were stolen on Frank
Here's a summary of the runs, hits
and errors In the four games:
1 -1 -3
One more run, one less hits and three
less errors Is their record. Of course
runs, hits and errors are not the "whole
thlnpr," but Its a safe wnger that the
club which makes the fewest errors and
the most hits will at the finish crop out
somewhere near the top. That's why
the Miners are In third placp now. The
comparison tables which have appeared
In The Tribune from to time to time
Indicate that Scranton has made more
runs and hits and fewer errors than
the respective total runs, hits and er
rors of all the opposing teams. So It Is
repeated that three defeats out of four
games doesn't Indicate, according to
the details of the scores, that the team
hasn't been putting up a good article
Some of the cranks are wondering
why Mnnager Grlflln doesn't put
Menney In right field In place of Daly.
This change may be made today, but
It Is a chance as to what the result
will be and for Just that reason Daly
has been kept In the game.Daly wasn't
signed at a nice snujf salary for noth
ing. For years he has been one of the
best emergency hitters In this or any
league nnd had a percentage of .349 In
115 eames with Rochester last year.
Meaney hit at a .332 clip for Scrantoiu
In 106 games. In the Held neither has
an over-abundance of speed and In
that respect they are about equal. Daly
has not been hlttlntr that Is certain.
Ills percentage to date Is but .295 In 27
games, while that of Meaney In seven
games was .480, but that of course Is
a rate Impossible to maintain and
Manager Grlflln knows it. Beard, who
ranked sixth In batting last year In the
league has only Just begun to hit and
Daly is due. It Is evidently puzzling
Manager Sandy what to do under the
The National league teams rank In bat
Untj and Feldlns an follows:
In individual baling, Kee!ey and Keeler,
of Baltimore; Seymour, cf Now York:
DulTy, of Boston; Dclcl.nnty, of Phlladol
phla; Clarke, of Louisville; Mercer, of
Washington; Lally, of St. Louis; Jonpi,
of Brooklyn, and Lnjole, of Philadelphia,
iank In the order named. Keeleys" aver
age Is .4:5.
In Holding Decker, of Chicago, leads the
flrit-basemen; Mcl'hee, of Cincinnati, tho
eccond basemen; Qulnn, of Baltimore, the
thltd basemen; Bitchle ot Clnclnnat, tho
nhoitHtops; Selbach, of Washington, tho
Udders, and Ganuel, of Boston, thi catch
ers. "The fastest sprinter thnt ever played
In tha major leasjuo was probably Billy
Sunday,'' said Tom Brown. "That Is,
Billy was tho star man in tho straight
nway 100-yaid dash fnr u quarter or half
a mile, but like many a fast man I know
of, ho was a dummy on tho bases. An
axe wouldn't knock the running Idea out
of the head of many of thete sprinters.
That Is, they think of nothing elso but
'running, and they generally run till they
get out. Sunday was a Karbacfc when no
got on tho lanes, with such pitchers ns
Mattle Kllroy on the rubber against hi
team. Of courso the secret of base-running
Is securing a start on the pitcher,
Sunday never thought of tho start. He
wois bo popular with himself as a. sprinter
,,tbnt rp thought his speed was all that
.was neceuary, and ho was as mashed on
his specialty that he wouldn't listen to
you if you. told him to wait and get a
Hart. I have seen hlni caught oft first
bass an oftert as three time In one game.
Though ho could givo Johnnie Ward ten
yards in a hundred nnd beat him out In a
straightaway race, ho was an awful short
card compared with Johnnl on the bases.
Anson Blzed up Sunday's base-running
two day after Billy had been caught in a
trance off first 'Billy,' sold Uncle, "in
running bases you want to work tho
othfr end of your body that Is, your
head. Think with your hands Instead r
with your feet, and you will not be caught
dozing so often. "
A line on tho prospect at Toronto U In
dicated In an Interview with Irwin. He
eays that nearly every club has n chanco
find he thinks well of all that ho had seen
play. This Includes all but the lluttalos,
so Mr. Irwin cannot bo accused of favorit
ism. He says that the Torontos will make
morfl moneyi on Hanlnn's Island, ns it n
llde of only elgOit minutes from the very
heart of tho city. Last eeubon the com
nany operating the ferry furnished strong
counter attractions to base ball every
Wednesday and Saturday, and on one
holiday Buckenberker, fearing tho oppo
sition, began the ball gamo at 2 o'clock
to a crowd of 900. Later Jn the after
noon the players went to Banian's iblanil,
where 8.S0O people were gathered to see a
lacrosa match. Toronto's Canadian league
team does not furnish any competition
worthy the name.
There eems to be a. great deal of misun
derstanding about tho hlt-by-pltcher rul
ings! A batsman Is not obliged to get out
of.the way of a pitched ball if ho l-In po
sition, If be purposely gets his anatomy
In front of a ball, ho has no right to nmblo
BASE HITS) , '
Don't knock. ' .
Olllon and Uunron today.
En Kan Is back In ttho game.
The Stars- ar- halted, anyhow.
It's a Iqng lano that has no turn.
Beard has begun It; now watch for Mas
sey, Walt for the results at Itochester nnd
No, reflection on the Miners, but how
When tho Brown win a gamo It Is said
that Vonder Aho nlways celebrates.
Shannon sprung a new cntcber Satur
day. Frnry Is his name. He benan well.
'Shortstop Charlie Moss, 'with Scranton
last year, Is playing with Pnwtuckot,
of the New 'England league.
ockalexbi and Jesse Burkett nre not on
spenklng terms. The champion batsman
says the Indian has. Jonuhed him since
Joining the team.
The Chicago Tribune says that it Is dol
lars to cents that Keeler, Kelley and Jen
nings can win for Baltimore, without tho
assistance of catchers.
Jack Fallon pitched hl tlrst gamo for
Springfield Satuidcy. Ho was hit eleven
times, gave four ttalks, struck out two
batsmen and had two hUs-by-pltehcr re
corded against him.
This ts the toughest season Burkett has
had for years. Singles now are rare nnd
more to bo desired 'than orchids. At last
accounts Burkett had an avcrngo of .ZS3,
and was still slipping tho other way.
Tom- Brady, the suspended Brown
pitcher, has signed with Grand ltaplds.
Managers Murray and Burns both "ap
proached" him, but found he was under
contract to Grand ltaplds several weeks
In obedience to Mnnager Jack Bowe's
request, the Bulfnlo have quit cigarette
smoking. They havo switched to pipes,
which Is more English, you know. Next
thing they will turn up their trousers.
The three B's, Baltimore, Boston nnd
Brooklyn, are making things wnrm for
the three C's, Cincinnati, Cleveland and
Chicago. These six ought to constitute
tho first division at the end of ho season.
Sporting Life. '
Boger Conno has signed to piny with
and contain the Fall Blver club, of tho
New England league. Thnt club has re
leased Pitcher Timothy Monohnn, First
Hnpoman Birmingham nnd Third Baso
uinn Joseph Delehanty.
It Is said Manager Powell wanted to
bring five new' players to WIlkes-Barro
but the management couldn't see It.
Tho local fans will have It that a.
syndlcato will shortly purchase the
Wllkes-Barro franchise. Wllkes-Barro
Scranton hasn't lost u. game with
llughlo Jennings' father on the player's
bench. Wllkes-Bnrre Record. Beg par
don, but he was on Scrunton's bench. May
28 and Sprlngllell won 9-3. Springfield
Union. Beg pardon, but tho rcore was
3-2 In Springfield's favor when the old gen
tleman left tho bench In the fifth Inning.
We're not saying that Scranton would
havo won If he 'hnd ff.t the game out, but
he has occnpled that bench during six
games, Including the one with the
Ponies, ond hart ybt to see th(; Miners de
feated. He and tho .black rabbit make a
strong combination and It's a pity they
couldn't bo taken on the trip.
Just what caused Hodson to get ob
streperous does not appear In the tele
graph story but he had a ten-dollar
plaster applied by Keefe Jn tho Providence-Syracuse
game nnd was sent to
the bench, Brann pitching out the gamo
the Grays had already won on the
Stars' errors. The Stars' defeat ruins
the.tr chances of getting first place at
once even though they won two games
and Buffalo lost as many.
Haln prevented the Miners from get
ting even with the Canucks for that
throw-down by Knowles on Saturday,
nnd the same cause prevented the
Wllkes-Barre-Buffalo and Springfield
Rochester entertainments. If Grlflln'a
men had lost and Springfield won, tho
latter would be In third place today.
Providence 6 Syracuse 3
Scranton at Toronto, rain.
Wllkes-Uarre at Buffalo, rain.
SprlngflelJnt Rochester, rain.
W. L. P.C.
21 9 .700
19 11 .633
1G 12 .571
17 14 .MS
15 IS .455
11 19 .421
13 20 .391
8 21 .300
SCBANTON AT TORONTO.
WILKES-B'ABBE AT BUFFALO.
SPBINGFIELD AT BOCHIESTU3B.
PROVIDENCE AT SYRACUSE.
Hodson Was Fined in the I'rovldcnco
Syracuse, N. Y., June 7, Syracuse made
fewer errors than tho Clam Diggers this
afternoon, but they wero much more cost
ly and Providence won. Umpire Keefo
fined Hodson $10 and put him on tho
bench in tho eighth and Biaun was substi
tuted. He hold tho Stars for the next
two Innings down to ono hit. Score:
A.B. R. H. O. A. E.
Eagnn, 2b 4 114 5 0
Garry, cf 4 0 10 0 0
Schelbeck, ss 6 0 13 5 1
Smith, Jb 4 0 0 3 0 1
Lczotte, rf 4 0 12 0 0
Bannon, If 4 0 110 0
Earle, lb 3 0 0 12 0 1
Ryan, c 4 12 2 10
Lampe, p 4 12 0 3 0
Totals 30 3 9 27 20 3
A.U. R. II, O. A. E.
Welgand, 2b 8 12 2 0 1
Bassott, 3b i 5 10 12 1
Knight, If 6 0 12 0 0
Drauby, lb 4 0 1 13 0 0
Cooncy, ss 4 114 0 2
Lyons, cf. 4 0 2 4 0 1
Murray, rf. 4 110 0 0
Dixon, c 2 11110
Hodson, p 3 10 0 0 0
Draun, p X) 0 0 0 o 0
Totals 37 6 9 27 15 5
Syracuse 0 010002003
Providence 1 00500000 0
Earned runs Syracuse, 1. Two-base
hits Lezotte, Ryan. Stolen base Lampe,
Double plays Schelbeck, Eagan to
Earle; Cooney, Welgand to Drauby (2).
First base on balls Oft Lampe, 3; oft Hod
son, 1; off Braun, 2. Struck out By
Lampe, 2. Passed balls Ryan. Left on
bases Syracuse. 8; Providence, 7. Time
2.10. Umpire Keefe.
Norfolk, Va., Juno 7. In a dull and tin.
Interesting game the Athletics won from
Norfolk today, out-fielding and out-hlt-tlng
the locals. The contest was without
noteworthy, ftature. Score: R.H.B,
Norfolk .,, 3101000005 11 1
Athletics 4 0 2 0 2 1 0 0 9 12 2
Batteries Clausen and Hayden; Jordan
and Fox. Umpire Wcldman.
Rending Defend Lnncnster.
Reading, Va., June 7, Reading beat Lan
caster In a well-played game. The feat
ures were the batting of Mlnnehan and
Mclnlyro, and the fine fielding of aal'.i
gher. MlnnHhan made a great catch
which saved a home run. Scoro: R.H.E.
Bonding 3 010111007 11 2
Lancaster 10 0 0 10 0 0 1310 1
Hatter-Joe Hcrndon and Bacltleyj Dolan
and Roth. Umpire flnyder.
Richmond, Vn Juno 7. In tho morning
gamo 'today tho local club was defeated
by Hartford. Ther was no official umpire
present nnd the local man who was sub
stituted was severo on Richmond. Score:
Richmond 0 0 0000100-1 3 0
Hartford ..-.., 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 1
Batteries Stlmmell and Stcclman; Gast
right nnd Roach. Umpire Tate.
Rlchm'ond defeated llnrtford In the
afternoon game today, though Hartford
put up n f tlft fight for a victory. Umpire
liotts umpired the last game, and the
game passed without a kick. Score:
Richmond 10320000-6 6 3
Hurtford 0 0 0 0 0 112 0-4 8 2
Batteries Lever and Steelman: Bowpn
and Roach. Umpire Botts.
Tho Giants went Into fourth place
nnd the Beaneatera from third to sec
ond yesterday. The Bostons arc now
but a few points behind the coveted
flr.K place after having made the best
record of nny club in tho league since
the second week of the senKon. The
rejuvenated Browns gave the cham
pion Orioles a very close call and
Brooklyn was beaten only 3-1 by Louis
ville. Cincinnati, Pittsburg and Wash
ington were shut out.
Baltimore 4 St, Louis a
Philadelphia 4 Cincinnati o
New York 10 Chicago 8
Boston 4 Pittsburg o
Cleveland. 7 Washington o
Louisville .3 Brooklyn 1
Now York 34
25 9 .735
24 12 .067
24 13 .019
19 15 .559
19 10 .513
19 16 .513
19 IS .514
20 19 .513
17 20 .459
14 23 .',78
9 23 .205
8 31 .'.05
St. Louis 39
St. Louis at Baltimore.
Pittsburg nt Boston.
Loulsvlllo at Brooklyn.
Chicago nt New York.
Cincinnati nt Philadelphia.
Cleveland at Washington.
Philadelphia, June 7. The Phillies
turned tho tables on Cincinnati today and
In a gamo full of excitement and kicking
on both sides, completely shut out the
visitors. Hoy played a most excellent
game nt center for the visitors and Irwin
led at tho bat. The locals fielding was
faultless, their only error being a fumble
by Nash. McDcrmott's umpiring gave gen
eral dissatisfaction. Attendance, 3.H9.
Cincinnati 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 5 3
Philadelphia 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 -4 7 1
Batteries Brown nnd Schrlver; Orth
and Boyle. Umpire McDermott.
Paterson, N. J., Juno 7. Tho gamo here
today was forfeited to Paterson In the
sixth Inning, Newark making a protest
ngalnst the umpire's decision and revising
to play. Tho scoro at tho time was S to
0 in Paterson's favor. In the sixth inning
Gettlg forced Cargo at second nnd in at
tempting to throw to first for a double
play Gllman dropped the ball. This caused
tho kick, the New arks claiming tho man
on second was safe. Score: R.H.E.
Paterson 2 0 0 3 38 C 1
Newark 0 0 0 0 0-0 4 2
Batteries Vlau ond Westlake; Gettlg
and Hodge. Umpire O'Laughlln.
Boston, Juno 7. The pirates could not
scoro today, although they had men on
bases In nearly every Inning. Nichols was
very effective and the Bean Eaters
bunched their hits at tho right time.
Boston 0 0211000' 4 10 0
Pittsburg 000000000-0 7 7
Batteries Nichols and Bergen; Killen
and Sugden. Umpire L.vnch.
Giants Outplnycd tho Colts.
New York. Juen 7. Sullivan was hit
hard In the ilfth Inning today. Then Sey
mour was brought into ths game, and An
son's men wero never In It aftorward. At
tendance, 1,500. Scoro: R.H.E.
New York 0 10 5 0 0 13 -10 10 1
Chicago 000 14 0 010-C 7 S
Batteries Sullivan, Seymour and War
ner; Griffith nnd Klttrldge. Umpire Ems
lie. Clmmplons Win n Well-l'lnved Game
Baltimore, June 7. Tho champions won
from the Browns today In a well-played
game. It was a pitcher's battlo through
out and the homo team won by their abil
ity to hit hard In the first Inning. Score:
Baltlmoro 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 -4 9 0
St. Louis 0000 01100-2 7 3
Batteries Ncps and Bowerman; Hart
and Murphy. Umpire McD6naId.
Senators M'cro Whitewashed.
Washington, June 7, Tho visitors played
an errorless game today and shut out
tho Senator. Six hits were made oft
Wilson, but tho Washington players could
not get In more than one to an Inning.
McJnmcs, toward tho end ot the game,
was hit tather freely. Score: R.H.E.
Washington 00 0 000,0 0 0-0 G 2
Cleveland 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 11-713 0
Batteries McJnmes and Mngulre; Wil
son and O'Connor. Umpire O'Day.
Colonel's Down the Bridogrooms.
Brooklyn, N. Y June The LoulsVHIes
won a well-played gamo from Brooklyn
this afternoon. Both Hill nnd Payne
pitched good ball, but the latter was
liberal with bases on balls. Score: R.H.E.
Brooklyn 0 0 0010000-1 i 2
Loulsvlllo 001100010-3 6 2
Batterles-Payno and Smith; Hill and
Wilson. Umpire Hurst.
QUS SCIIMOLTZ RESIGNS.
No Longer tho Dlnunger ol the Wash
ington Base Unit Club,
Washington, June 7. Gus Schmoltz
today resigned the management ot the
Washington base ball club. The poor
work ot the Senators this season caused
a demand for a chango and Ire retired
J. Earl Wagner will temporarily take
charge of the team. A new outfielder
will lie engaged and other changes will
follow unless the team plays winning
THE FIGHTERS WERE HOOTED.
Dick O'Brien anil Dick Moore
Not Give Satisfaction.
'Philadelphia, June 7.Dlck O'Brien,
who was .recently defeated by Kid Mc
Coy and Dick Moore, of College Point,
U. I put up the worst bout tonight
that hns ever been seen In the arena of
the Quaker City Athletic club. There
seemed to be an understanding between
the two men as to whose blows should
bo the least severe, The men were
hooted and Jeered nlmost from the
time they entered the ring. Neither
was In a. fit condition to fight, both be
ing fat. The hugging match was a
In tho preliminary bouts Hugh Mo
Mahon, ot Detroit, knocked out Ed Ly
ons, of New York, In tho second round,
Charllo Johnson stopped Billy Payne
In tho third round and Frank McOee
nnd Dan Coughlln and "Crocky" Boylo
and Danny McMahon fought draws.
BICYCLES IN AFRICA.
Missionary Goes Awheel qnd Cycles
Travel Where Lately Few
While Men Trod.
Mr. McAllister, the British consul In
Ugunda, announces the arrival there
of a missionary who had mounted his
wheel at the Indian ocean, and rolled
all the way to the Victoria Nyanza,
about 600 miles, to the astonishment of
the nntlves. They regarded him as a
The missionary's Journey was the
pioneer wheeling trip to Central Africa,
but as a bicycling feat it was not
notable, for pedaling was comparative
ly asy along the fine wngon road re
cently completed from the Indian ocean
.to Victoria Nyanza. Tho loads ot
steamboat machinery now passing over
the road weigh several tons uplece. It
would make the farmers In our Mo
hawk valley stare to see any one at
tempt to haul such loads through some
ot the sandy stretches on tho Albany
post rond. Still the prospects are fair
that wo shall be able to show a large
mlleago of good country roads by the
time Africa can offer superior Induce
ments to bicycle tourists.
Mr. McAllister says that bicycles are
seen every day on tho streets of Men
go, the capital of Ugunda. The fact
speaks well for the condition of tho
streets In that young center of civili
zation, and as the bicycle arrived there
about the tlrrfe ithe streets were laid
out. If) Is safe to say that Mengo has
never known the cobblestone variety
of street paving.
LIKE A CIRCUS.
Along the 'twenty-five miles of river
front on the Congo, where, not so very
long ago, the Bangnlla ran abreast of
Stanley's canoes yelling "meat, meat,"
as they launched their boats In pur
suit, the peaceful wheel winds its way
dally, carrying the wheelmen of the
post to their various places of duty; and
It Is reaching even more remote parts
of Africa. Mr. Hourst, who, last year,
made the first complete descent of tho
j Niger river, brought home a curious
photograph. In the rear was a long
line of natives, many of them Tuaregs
of the Sahara, on their horses, and
hundreds of the river negroes, all In
tent upon ono of Hourst's men who
was riding up nnd down the line on a
bicycle. The show was repeated all
along ithe river and It drew like a cir
cus. Many things are changing In Africa,
and the blcyclei Is one of the latest
proofs that the dark continent Is com
ing more and more Into touch with the
outer world. Bicycle manufacturers
had better keep an eye on Africa as a
field offering to them limitless possi
bilities. The natives today look upon
wheelmen with the feelings that once
rose In the savage breast' at the sight
of the locomotive or Iron horse. But
some day the knowledge will dawn up
on him that the bicycle won't bite and
thnt anybody may lenrn the secret of
Its equlllbrlty In five half hour les
sons. A bicycle craze In Africa Is sure
to come, and It will bo a continental
calamity If wheels cannot be distribut
ed among the 200,000,000 blacks In quan
tities sufficient to meet their ambition
for this great fruit of civilization. New
WILLOW GROVE TRACK.
Hits Been Opened but It Has Not
Enough Seating Capnclty.
Philadelphia, June 7. The track at
Willow Grove, where the national
Lieugue American Wheelmen cham
pionships will be decided next Aug
ubt, was opened with over 12,000 peo
ple In attendance, and demonstrated
that the present unfinished seating ac
commodations mu9t necessarily be
enlarged before August next.
An Idea of the condition of the track
may be had when. It is stated that
Starbuck won the 25-mlle handicap
from scratch In the good time of 1.08.20.
A vlclcus northwest wind was blowing
throughout the contest and the day
was so cool that there was a suspicion
ot bleakness about It. The crowds
were handled In double-quick time.
Tho attontlon of the executive com
mittee In charge of the national meet,
has been called to the prospectuses of
several souvenir programmes (each
claiming, of course, to. be the only
official one) which are being circulat
ed with a view of securing advertise
ments therefor. None of these
publications has been authorized
by the executive committee. The "only
souvenir programme that ever Hap
pened" Is now being compiled under
the direction of Chairman Perkenplne.
It will be quite a pretentious altalr a
work of art from cover to cover and
will be filled with Interesting data,
well-executed half-tones and excellently-written
SCRANTON ATHLETES WON.
Took Frizes at Wilkes-Ilurro Y. M.
C. A. Field Sports.
P. J. Qulnnan, Harry Dlmmlck and
George Glbbs attended and competed
In tho Young Men's Christian associa
tion field sports at Wllkea-Barre on
Saturday. They returned home the
same evening bringing with them six
medals, three of which were first and
three second prizes,
P. J. Qulnnan took first place In the
mile nnd half-mile run, Harry Dlm
mlck taking second In the same events,
George Glbbs took first In the pole
vault and second In the high Jump.
The Scranton boys will also com
pete at the Plttston games on June 17.
QUAKER CYCLIN0 ROUTES.
Thorough I'lnns for Tours nnd Huns
nt tho'Nnllonnl Moot.
Philadelphia, Pa., June 4. Realizing
that a thorough knowledge of the best
routes, both from a scenic viewpoint
and as regards the nature and condi
tion ot tha roads roundabout the Quak
er City, Is essential to effective work
on tho tours and runs committee of the
coming national meet, It has been de
cided that It shall be made up of the
entire corps ot captains of tho organi
zations which collectively form the
Associated Cycling clubs of Philadel
phia. At the head of the committee
has been placed Alfred II. Allen, cap
tain of the Century Wheelmen, the
largest League club In tho country. A
better selection could not have been
made, as .Captain Alen understands
thoroughly what 1b required ot him.
Captain Allen's assistants on the
committee will be: John A. Mead,
Quaker City wheelmen: J. Bart Rich,
Tioga Cycling club; William II. Hart.
Wlssahlckon, wheelmen: William B.
Ilko. Time wheelmon: Thomas Wheeler,
Pennsylvania Bicycle clubj Charles
Hnag, Oxford wheelmen: Harry Long
bottom, Columbia cyclern; Horry Hoch
stadter, Amerlcun wheelmen; A. W.
Gunther, Penn wheelmen; George Ow
ens, Kcnnllworth wheelmen: George
Schabacker, South End wheelmen:
Chhrles Walters, Jr., Keystone wheel
men; J. L, Weatherby, Broad Street
Station wheelmen; James Horrlsberger,
Philadelphia Turner cyclers; Carl
Shoultz, Pilot wheelmen: Charles Mc
Neliy, Falrhlll wheelmen; Charles Bid
well, League Cycling club.
AT TUG NATIONAL MEET.
Two Famous IMcniuro Pikes That
Will Altrnct Wheelmen,
A large majority of tho thousand cf
wheelmen from all over the country
who will visit Philadelphia on the oc
casion of the eighteenth annual meet
of the League of American Wheelmen,
which Is scheduled for Aug. 4-7, will
doubtless take advantage ot tho op
portunlty to Indulge in a rldu ovar thn
famous old Lancaster plk which wus
built In 1792, and was the first hard
road ever laid down Jn the United
Running almost parallel with the
Lancaster pike, nnd but a short dis
tance to tho east of It, 1b Montgomery
avenue, which was In days gone by
called the "old road to Lancaster." Lo
cated on this much-traveled (by wheel
men) highway is that ancient hostelry
known ns the General Wayne hotel.
Here the thirsty Quaker cycler often
finds It convenient to stop and lubri
cate. There Is a famofis old pump on
the premises, although the hotels reg
ular patrons are loud In their praise ot
tho brew that its cool cellars contain.
WHIRLS OP THE WHEEL.
Daredevil feats by women riders are
always foolish. No circus performance
should bo attempted unless the performer
Is clothed in strictly circus costume. A
young milliner of Now Zealand recently
entertained a crowd of spectators by rid
ing along a very narrow coping ot a hlgn
sea wall. When half wuy over she tum
bled Into the sea and was so thoroughly
entangled with hor skirts and machine
that eho was more than half drowned
when finally fished out.
President Elliott, of Harvard univer
sity, recently addressed a mass meeting
of undei graduates, his themo being ath
letics. Ho said that tits personal prefer
ence was for sports which required no
great weight or muscle and ha believed
that eventually competitions which re
quired supreme exertion would go out of
fashion and be superseded by others es
pecially requiring precision, quickness and
alertness of the mind. He believed heart
ily In cycling as a means of recreation,
but evidently not In cycle racing, except
for short distances.
In a recent speech befcre the British
society of arts. Sir David Solomons said
that the pneumatic axlo was the true
solution of tho trouble of vibration In
vehicles. Inquiry falls to show that any
pneumatic hub system ever worked sat
isfactorily on any kind of carriage. Ex
perimenting with the method has been
undertaken In the bicycle line but never
with success. It seems to be the general
opinion that no anti-vibratory system
which Interferes with tho fixed relations
between axlo and beatings will work well
cither on a carriage or bicycle. This at
least Is the opinion of American manufac
turers. The question what to do with bicycles
In large office buildings is engaging the
attention of architects, and tho only prac
tical way of disposing ot them that has
tLus far been suggested is to have a room
fcr tho storage in the basement. This in
variably puts the riders to some trouble,
but nevertheless seems to be the only
feasible thing. A bicycle requires about
five feet by eighteen Inches of floor space.
Thus, 100 wheels would require 1.C00 square
feet, which manifestly could not bo spared
from tho first floor of an office building.
It is also manifest that hallways cannot
bo enlarged to accommodato wheels. In
many city buildings the bicycles ranged
along passage ways to elevators are
great annoyances to occupants and those
having business with them. Evidently
tho wheels will have to go 'down cel
lar." If tho owners of buildings thought
IDE BY SCRANTON WORKMEN AND GUARANTEED
S. Q. BARKER & SON.
SALESROOM: Board of Tracts Building, Linden Slroel,
Our line of Bicycles, consisting of La
dies', Gentlemen's and Children's
Wheels, is the most complete line here
abouts, inasmuch as we are selling
agents for the following well-known
THE LACKAWANNA WHEEL CO.,
High Grade Bicycles
Lackawanna, - - $100
Black Diamond, $50, $60, $75
Nickel-Plating and Knameling a specialty, Nothing but expert workmen at our factory
and the very best material used.
FACTORYi 1216 AND 1218 N. WASHINGTON AVE.
It Worth while they might greatly, accom
modate the wheelmen by providing eleva
tors from basement to hallway. American
Robert Gurd challenges William
Thorpe, of Prlcevllle, to a game ot
quoits at soft clay ends, 2-Inch pins,
nnd 3 steps nnd I will take 16 start In
Bl points for J 25 to JBO.Man and money
ready at George Simpson's Junction ho
tel, Green Ridge, Scranton, Pa.
Philadelphia Cricketers Abrond.
Oxford, Eng., Juno 7. In tho cricket
match started today between the 4eam ot
Philadelphia cricketers, and that ot Ox
ford university tho latter scored 3fi3 in Its
first Inning, and Bally and Ralston of tho
American team had scored 5 and 1 re
spectively when darkness put a atop to tho
play. Neither man was out. Gamo will
be resumed tomorrow morning.
Bopo ball scores by Innings of tho
Scranton club will bo received nt the
Brunswick, 414 Spruce street. J. W.
Additional Sporting News will
found on Pago 3.
IN THIS TOWN. BE A
PARTNER IN ONE FOR
COLLINS & HAGKETT,
220 Lackawanna Avenue.
Buys a Spalding Bicycle, Gent's 1896 flodel.
Buys a Lady's Spalding, 1896 Model. This is a strictly
high, grade $100 bicycle, as up-to-date as any high grade
wheel on the market. Don't waste" your money on a cheap
wheel when you can get a Spalding at these prices. Call at
Bring along your cash and get a good Bicycle.
222 WYOMING AVENUE.
Co., 126 and 128
ROOMS, V10 LACKAWANNA AVE.
Everyone warranted. Choice of any 910.00
tire. Cholco four colors. Only a few loft
Are beauties. Ono year guarantee nny tire
If you want tho best that money will buy
Tho 'OLIVB" or "ORICr-" will surely All
the bill at
Second Baud lllcyclei
$2.50 to $60.00.
Base Ball Goods, Sweaters,
Fishing Tackle and Ammuni
tion at lowest prices.
321 SPRUCE STREET.
BY A SCRANTON FIRM.
Court House Squire,
We are the acknowledged leaders in this
difficult line of the business. The aver
age cyclist dislikes to have his wheel go
to the ordinary repair shop. He gen
erally gets it back with badly scratched
enamel, etc. Our shop is
11 hn oiinr one. in n first-glass shop
Where work is done in a careful man
ner by experienced repairers.
REPAIR WORK.A SPECIALTY.
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