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THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE-WEDNESDAY MORNINGr, JULY 21, 18!7.
AVERAGES OF THE
For All the Games Played Up to
WALTERS U2ADS IN THE IIITTINQ
Iln, Heard mihI .llnssoy Show tho
tSrontcHt Iiicro!isc--O'llricii and
Walters the Star Hun-Cotters.
Engnn's Hitting Jim I)ccrcncil.
Itccord oT Team Plays mid of tlic
Accompanying this article arc the un
olllclnl Scranton averages compiled
from the scoies of all games up to date.
There has been a marked chance In
the standing of some of the players
during the games played since July 12,
on which date the llgures were pub
lished by The Tribune. Since then the
club has won Ave out of eight games.
Walters' batting percentage of .388 In
29 games Is a remarkable record. In
the last eight games he has Improved
his hitting .033 per cent, and advanced
Irom fourth to the head of the list.
Heard shows tho next greatest Increase
In hitting and has advanced from .322
to .338 per cent, and from seventh to
Gms. A.B. It. H. O. A. E. P.C. P.C.
Walters 2D 129 31 CO &S 0 0 .3-8 1.0K)
Homier 04 271 45 101 IK 218 33 .374 .917
Heard 03 278 45 94 148 237 25 .338 .939
aincsey 69 251 39 84 OfiS 23 21 .334 .970
O'Brien 00 237 69 78 123 20 14 .329 .911
Hagnn GO 218 47 71 118 7 10 .32'i .PW
Wellner 11 43 f 11 2 TO 3 .320 .915
Ounson 28 112 13 29 103 30 3 .250 .ST78
Uoyd 43 14.1 21 3J 1C9 48 8 .240 .9M
Mnglllre l 2.V! 30 01 3 154 21 .238 .911
Harper 17 02 8 11 0 27 1 .177 .971
Jlorae 19 Ct 7 11 2 OR 1 .172 .984
Glllon 17 CI 11 10 4 37 2 .164 .953
Pitchers' Itccord. Team IMiiy.
P. W. U. S.O. P.C. It. H. K. B.R.
Olllon 17 10 7 39 .WsS Scninton 417 721 158 105
Harper 17 9 8 C2 .529 Opponents 374 572 176 111
Morse 19 10 9 43 .520
.Wellner 11 I 7 23 .301 43 149 -18 54
CI 33 31
Springfield n Kullalo a
Syracuse at Scranton, wet grounds. ,
Montreal at Wllkes-tlorre, wet grounds.
Toronto at Providence, wet grounds.
P. W. J,. P.C.
Buffalo .' 73 41 29 .003
Syracuse 73 42 31 .575
SprlnKfleM CS 3S 30 .559
Toronto 70 3s 3.' .513
Providence 71 37 34 .521
Scranton 64 33 31 .516
Montreal C9 23 44 .362
Wllkes-Berro 61 19 43 .297
eVH'AOUSE AT SCRANTON (2 games).
MONTREAL AT WILKHS-BARHE.
BUFFALO AT SPP.1NGF1ELD.
TORONTO AT PROVIDENCE.
llullalo Hoeing a Hard How at
Springfield, Mass., July 20. The homo
team bunched hits on McPartlln today
and won in a walk. But for an error
by Green, the leaders would have been
whitewashed again. Score:
A.B. R. H. 0,..A. H.
duller, s-s 5 12 110
Green. If 5 0 0 2 0 1
Sehililer, rf 4 1110 0
Brouthers. lb 4 115 0 0
Rogers, 2b 5 3 3 9 10
Gilbert, 3b 5 2 2 0 2 1
Smith, cf 3 10 5 0 0
Duncan, c G 1 0 4 1 0
Mntns, p 4 14 0 0 0
Totals 40 11 13 27 5 2
A.B. II. H. O. A. E.
Clymcr, cf ........ .500200
Grey, rf 3 0 110 0
Gllboy, It 5 0 0 110
Wise. 2b 1110 3 1
GremtiiROr, 3b 3 110 2 0
Field, lb 3 0 1 13 0 0
Barry, ss 4 0 0 0 5
Zihuer, c 4 0 1 B 1 o
McPartlln, p 4 0 10 5 0
Totals 31 2 C 27 17 . 2
fiprlmrfleld 0 0 0 0 4 10 0 0-11
Buffalo 0 0000002 02
Earned runs Springfield, 5. Sacrifice
hit Smith. Stolen bases -SchefnVr. Two
base hits Rogers, 2; Mains. Three-base
hit-Fuller. First bise on balls-Oft
Mains, B; off McPaitlln, 2. Struck out By
Mains. 3; by 'McPartlln. 3. Hit by pitcher
By McPartlln, 1 Wild pitch McPartlln.
Time 1.53. Umpires Tlney and Brady.
Iioston q Cincinnati 3
Cincinnati. 12 Iioston 1
Cleveland. 7 Haltlmorc 3
Philadelphia 0 Chicago 6
Washington 6 Louisville 4
Pittsburg 4 Urooklyn 1
Pittsburg 3 Urooklyn o
New York at St. Louis, rain.
P. W. L. P.C.
Boston 71 60 21 .701
Cincinnati . C9 40 23 ,GC7
Baltimore C9 45 21 ,G52
New York C9 41 28 ,5'il
Cleveland 71 40 31 .Gd3
Pittsburg 70 33 37 .471
Philadelphia 75 34 40 .4C7
Chicago 74 32 42 .432
Brooklyn 72 31 41 .131
Louisville 72 31 41 .431
Washington t,9 27 (M-t,...&l
St. Louis 71 15.ViJi-.2u
Philadelphia at Chicago. t '
Boston at Cincinnati.
Washington at Louisville,
Brooklyn at Pittsburg.
New York at St. Louis.
Clilcngo's Cosily Krror.
Chicago, July 20. A very costly error
on a chance that should have retired
the side without a score was followed
by a gift, and a fusllado of six hits,
giving the Quakers seven unearned
runs In tho llrst Inning. Score:
Chicago 2 00200200015 7
Philadelphia 7 00 0 0 1 0 1 0-9 13 0
Baterles Friend and Ponohuo; Taylor
nnd McFarlar.d. Umpire O'Day,
Boston nnd Cinclniintl Each Won.
Cincinnati, O.. July 20. The Reds nnd
Bostons played two games here this
afternoon and broke even, Lewis
pitched line ball for tho visitors In the
first game, while Dwyer was hit rather
hard. In tho second game Klobedan
was touched up for nineteen hits in
the six Innings played, while the vis
itors mado only two off Ithlnes' dellv-
third on tho team. Massoy has Im
proved .004 per cent, nnd advanced
from Blxth to fourth, while Honncr
continues his remarkable gait which
keeps him around the .370 mark. He
has Increased his average .002 per cent.,
but has surrendered first place to Wal
ters. -Donnur'a .374 per cent. 1?, how
ever, about as good a record as Wal
ters' .383, considering the number of
games pluyed by each.
Eagan shows tho greatest fall In hit
ting. In tho eight games he has
dropped from third to sixth place and
from .357 to .320 per cent. O'Brien's
batting has ulso decreased, but ho con
tinues to make more runs than nny
player on the team, Walters excepted.
The pitchers' record Is of compara
tively slight value, as It shows noth
ing of hits and errors, but It does
show that Glllon has pitched In three
more games won than lost, and Harper
nnd Morse In one more games won
than lost, while Wellner has partici
pated In three more games lost than
There Is great opportunity offered for
ctudy In the table of team play. The
Miners are shown to have 43 more
i tins, 119 more hits, G4 more earned
mns nnd IS less errors than their op
ponents. This advantage should by
fair reasoning have put Scranton sev
eral points higher In the race than
that occupied at present, but that con
dition doesn't exist. The conclusion Is
that much of the hitting has been
wasted or followed by poor base run
ning, and that tho errors have been
ery. Rain stopped tho game In the
sixth Inning. Score:
First Kan o R.H.E.
Cincinnati 0 0 10 0 0 10 13 9 3
Boston 02 103 10029 10 2
Batetles Dnycr and Peltz; Lewis and
Bergen. Umpire Hurst.
Second game R.II.E.
Cincinnati 2 1 1 0 2 C 12 19 0
Boston 0 0 0 10 0-1 2 0
Bnterlcs Rhlne3 and Schrlver: Klobe
danz and Bergcnv Umpire Hurst.
Pittsburg Plays Faster Hall.
Pittshurg, July 20. Pittsburg won
two great games today from Brook
lyn. With fewer hits in each game tho
Pirates won out by quick heady play
ing and daring base running. Score:
First game R.H.E.
PltUburg 2 0200000 4 4 2
Brooklyn 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 101 5 3
Katertcs Hughty find Sugden; Kennedy
and Grim. Umpire Sheridan.
Second game R.H.E.
Pittsburg 20000 100 3 1 0
Brooklyn 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 00 6 1
Ilnltimnro nil Ilnsy Victim.
Cleveland, O., July 20. The Indians
defeated the Orioles in a featureless
game today. Score:
Cleveland 2 0 10 10 2 10712 2
Baltimore 10 0 0 0 10 0 02 C 2
Baterles Young and VJlmmer, Black
burn and Clark. Umpire Bmslle.
Senator)) Won in tho Eighth.
Louisville, Ky July 20. Tho Sena
tors turned the tables today, winning
out In the eighth Inning. Score:
Washington 1 1000004 6 7 3
LoulsvllU 0 13000000411 2
Batteries King and Fnrrell; Magee nnd
WINon, Umpires Cunnlgham and Mr
Newark, N. J., July 20. The homo
team defeated Richmond today by
timely hitting and better fielding.
Nowark 3 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 1S 9 2
Richmond 0 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0510 4
Batteries Gettlg nnd Zearfoss; Schmidt
and Steelman. Umpire Botts.
Hartford, Conn., July 20. Good field
ing, In which Leahy was tho star, pre
vented the visitors scoring today.
Hartford 000 10200' 3 C 1
Norfolk 000000000 0 C 7
Batteries Vlckery and Roach; Pfauml'.-
ler ana Snyder, umpire Burns.
Lancaster, July 20. Today's game
was a farce In many respects, Lancas
ter thrashing the Heading tall-enders
with ease. Score:
Lancaster 4 0 2 0 0 5 0 0 01713 3
Reading 0 0 0 2 10 0 10410 3
Batcrlct West and Roth; Amole, Mcln
tyre and Heydon. Umpire Snyder.
Phlladclphla.July 20. The two games
scheduled for today between tho Ath
letics and Paterson were both post
poned on nccount of wet grounds.
OLD PETE BROWNING.
Made Sport by Looking n Gilt-llorso
in tho Mouth.
Old Pete Browning has practically
dropped out of baselxill, but ho will
always ue remembered as ono of tho
queerest old chaps who ever played
the game. He was a wonderful batter
In hla day, says the Sun, but had a
W tknoss for foaming beakers which
f .Uy brought him down.
tfpon one occasion, after Pete had
won tho batting championship of the
American Association, the cranks of
Louisville, 'In order to show their ap
preciation of the "Gladiator's" work,
made up a purse and purchased a fine
gold watch. A citizen was delegated
to present the tlmepleco to Browning,
and when Pete came to bat In the
first inning of a certain gamo the citi
zen stepped forward and, raising his
"Mister nrownlng, tho people of Lou
isville, In recognition of your great
baiting this year, wish me to present
you with 'this watch, which will al
ways remind you of their friendship."
Pete took tho watch out of its case,
turned It over In his wrinkled hand,
and then, turning to tho donor, ho paid:
"Where Is tho chalnV"
BURDOCK USED BARBED WIRE.
It Kept I'nrrcll from Sliding Into
The rivalry between the different
League teams Is nothing compared to
the bitter feeling which used to exist
between tho Boston ond Providence
teams of 1RS3 and 1881, says the
Sun. The players were at sword's
points, particularly the rival sec
ond basemen, Burdock nnd Jack
Karrcll. The latter resorted to all
sorts of tricks when ho was on his
own groundH In Providence, such as
spreading pieces of broken glass near
second baso and preventing thn Bos
tons from, sliding by telling them that
the glass was thero. Fat roll also
was in the habit of sharpening his
spikes to a razor edge, and whenever
ho reached first base ho never failed to
show his spikes to Burdock with tho
"I'm coming down thero nnd you'll
lose a leg If you get in tho way!"
Burdock va-s at a losa to know how
to stop Farrell, until one day a happy
thought struck him. He bought a coll
of barbed wire, and after ho had put
on his stockings he wound tho wire
around tho calves of his legs. Then
he went out on tho Held and said to
"When you slide today look out for
me or I'll tear you Into ribbons." Jack
saw tho wlro and became as meek as
ELKS' BASE BALL TEAM.
Now York Players lo Start Saturday
011 n Long Tour.
New York, July 20. The bas-ebnll
team of Now York lodge No. I, Be 110
vo'ent and Protective Order of Elkp
liua arranged the most important tour
ever undertaken by tho organization.
They will start on a two weeks' trip
playing Elk teams at varloi points,
and winding up with the annual battle
with tint Brooklyn Lodge te?.m.
The tour opens it Newar-t next Sat
urday afternoon end continues ns fol
lcws. July 29, Wilkes-narre; July 2i
Lock Haven; July 31, Altonmi; August
?, Unlontown; August '., Pittsburg:
August 4, Wheeling; August 5, Youngs
town; August 6, Meadvllle, P.i.; A J tr
ust 7, Erie, Pa.
Included In the team aro such stars
are Sam Crane, one an export national
league second baseman; Jonu M. Ward,
formerly manager of thi Giants, and
Iluyler Westervelt, the Orange Ath
letic club pitcher.
Wellner and Boyd, 'Morse and Gunson
will be the Scranton baterles today.
Bonner has made his one-hundred-and-flrst
lilt. Beard Is within six of tho cen
George Ma honey, Boston's big colleg
ian pitcher, has been farmed out to tho
Portland (Me.) club.
Two gam with Syracuse this after
noon. Theso will be tho last games in
Scranton for two weeks.
Tho Syracuse Courier says Swartwood
has succeeded Gaffney as king in the
Eastern league. Tho Courier Is about
Willis Is losing his games with marked
regulailty. Tho Wolf must stop eating
blackberries for breakfast. Syracuse
Muggy McOraw holds the season's rec
ord on ono count. Ho has kicked him
self out of more games than any other
player In tho big league.
J. Earle Wagner, of tho Washington
club, was In Wllkes-Barre yesterday. It
Is presumed he wants Richter, of tho
Montreal team, and Odwell, of tho Barons.
Malarkcy and Ryan, Lampe and Shaw
will bo in tho points for the Stars. Jla
larkey has many relatives and friends In
Mils city and they wl'.l be out In force to
root for him.
Tho Stars aro In Scranton. Tho
Miners aro playing better ball. If we win
two out of three then no kick will be
written down In the knock-book. Syra
O'Brien faced Willis six times Monday
and didn't get a hit, but he went to first
three times on bad balls and onco through
being hit by a pitched ball and scored
three runs at that.
Tho West Stdo Athletics challenge the
Luckawannas to a game of base ball on
tho Dunmoro grounds for Sunday, July
23. Answer as soon us possible. Thomas
Out of Eagan's six times at bat Monday
ho had opportunities to bat In six runs In
flvo innings, but ho failed In each Instance
and force! two runners. Ho had not a
fielding chance. Peter didn't cut much of
There 13 absolutely not a grain of truth
In tho rumor started by Arthur Irwin In
Wllkes-Barro to the effect that tho Scran
ton franchise had been offered to Mon
treal or that any dickering had been
started toward that end.
Says tho Syracuso Courier: "The Cour
ier has made arrangements with Pro
prietor Kuntzsch to Btnrt a guessing con
test on Monday morning, If tho Stars
do now win between now nnd then. Tho
fan who guesses tho hoodoo will be giv
en a season ticket. As an additional
prize tho Courier offers a tooth brush.
Send In your thoughts."
Tho Dunmoro Nonpareils challengo the
Pilceburg Nonpareils for a series of six
games, thieu to be played In Dunmoro
and three In Prlceburg. A magnlllclent
trophy will bo given to the club win
ning tho merles of six games by Thomas
Logan, proprietor of the Exchange hotel,
Dunmoro. If same is accepted tho Dun
moro manager would like to meet the
Prlceburg manager at Exchange hotel.
Dunmbre, tonight to mako a schedule of
games. John J. Colemnn, manager; John
McDonnell, captain, Dunmore Nonpareils.
Freeze Bogert's paper, tho Wllkes
Bairo Leader, contained a score of lines
devoted to a roast of Howard Earl. Tho
paragraph was probably Instigated by tho
slap that Earl administered to Bogert's
face last season. The truth of the Lead
er's Implication that Earl Is "a plug-ugly"
can best bo determined by Inquiring Into
wh"at ho deemed were good and manly
reasons for laying the palm of his hand
against tho Wilkes-Barre president's
face. A magnate's organ could be in bust,
ness better than stooping to roast a
player llko Howard Earl who Is overy Inch
a gentleman and he's tall at that.
"Tho sale of the Rochester base ball
franchise to Montreal Is a distinct loss
to Rochester," said a well-known mer
chant this morning. "I contend that It
Is worth at least $23,000 a year to tho
city to have a baso ball team In one of
the recognized leagues. It advertises tho
town, even If tho team does not play
good ball. Of course. If we have a win
ning team, wo aro all the better off, but
no matter whether wo win or not the
city's namo 1b before a good share of the
population of tho country all the time.
You cannot advertise a town too much,
and thero Is no better and no cheaper
way of keeping a name before the people
than to havo a good base ball team
playing every day In different parts of
tho country." Rochester Union and Ad
vertiser. In commenting on the failure of tho
Clovejiyuls to get a run against tho
GlantfjNn 18 successive Innings, O. P.
Caylorrwmarhs that this la a record
whlclrSbas not been mado in tho Na
tional lcaguo for years. It was eclipsed
In 1693, when the St, Louis Maroons shut
out tho Kansas City club for 29 succes
sive Innings. The games wero played In
St. Louis on Sept. 20, 21 and 22 of that
year. In tho llrst gamo tho pitchers wero
Long John Henley, now a St. LouU po
liceman, for the Maroons, nnJ "Stump"
Weldman, tho present manager of the
Montreal club, for Kansas City. The game
was 'called at the cr.d of the eloventh In
ning without a run having been mudo
on cither side. In the second game, the
pitchers were Henry Boyle, now a Phila
delphia traveling man, and James Whit
ney deceased. The score was C to 0 In
favor of St. Louis. In the third game
Hoalcy and Weldman wero again tho op
posing pitchers and this tlma Henley won
by a scoro cf 5 to 0. Sporting News.
Cloveland Isn't so vory warm In tho
(natter of patronizing its home team, but
that doesn't keep it from springing all
sorts of novelties upon tho public. Elmer
Bates, for Instance, has asked for a copy
right on this; "The league mngnatcs are
seriously considering a decided Innovation
for next season. Pitchers havo become
so priceless that It is proposed to savo
them from going to bat at all. The
scheme contemplates tho Introduction of
a bench hitter, a Dan Brouthers, Jack
Glasscock, Scotty Stratton or somo of
the others who can still lino out the ball,
but whose great fielding days are over.
This extra man's only prerogative would
bo to bat In the pitcher's place. While
his sldo was In tho Held ho would adorn
tho bench. It Is argued that this scheme
would mako better batting and better
pitching. Mr. Roblson thinks tho plan
worth trying." ' '
AMATEUR BALL NOTES.
The Oreen llldge Stars defeated the
Slider Juniors In a well played game,
the scoro being 11-18.
Tho Mystics challenge any club In the
city under IS years of age, the Wizards
preferred. Howard Call, captain: How
ard Cooper, manager. Answer In The
The Lackawannns cannot play the
West Side Athletics July 25 ns they
urc not going to play on that day.
The Lackawannns challenge tho
West Side Athletics or the West Side
Browns to a game Thursday, July 22,
on tho West Side grounds. Al. Cun,
The Duryea Indians challengo the
West Side Browns or the Holfords on
the Duryea grounds on July 25. J.
The Olyphant Browns and Mill
Cieek railroad teams will play at Oly.
phant July 22 at 3.30. Thomas Mechan,
The Taylor Reds challenge the West
Side Athletics to a game on the Tay
lor grounds for Friday afternoon July
23, and the West Side Harmonica for
Saturday afternoon July 24 on Taylor
grounds. If satisfactory answer Imme
diately. Gomer E. Davis, manager.
The Taylor Greys challenge the
Hickories, of Lawrcnceville, to a
game on the Taylor grounds for Sat
urday, July 24. Will meet you at the
D. L. & W. depot at 3.30 o'clock. An
swer as soon as possible. William Ed
Tho Sunsets, of Archbald, challenge
the Taylor Reds or the Mlnooka team
to a game of ball on the Archbald
grounds, Saturday, July 24. First
answered will be accepted. Answer
through the Tribune. M. F. McDon
ald. NOTES ON THE MEET.
Pertinent Pointers for Whcclmcu
Who Intend Being Present at tho
National L. A. W.'h Monster Gath
ering lu Philadelphia August 4-7.
Bo sure and bring your wheel along.
Annual L. A. W. meet In Philadel
phia August 4, 5, 6, 7.
There will be runs every day to. vari
ous places of interest around Philadel
Wenr your national meet badge In a
conspicuous place, It may save you
time and trouble.
Your wheels will be checked free of
charge at the League meet headquar
ters, Broad and Cherry.
La-Jy members- should not fall to at
tend the meet. There will be entertain
ment in abundance for all.
A Ladles' Auxiliary committee will
be on hand to care for the fair visitors
to tho meet. They will be well looked
If you want to know anything don't
be afraid to ask. The reception com
mitteemen are Just loaded with infor
mation. Make up your plans for each day
after carefully studying tho pro
gramme. Thero will be enough events
to please everybody.
Everything Is being done to give our
visitors as much as possible for noth
ing upon the mere presentation of their
Be sure and attend the "lawn fete"
at tho Country club house of the
Quaker City Wheelmen. Music and re
On arriving each League member
will be asked to register, have his (or
her) membership ticket duly stamped
and receive his (or her again) creden
tials. Passes and tickets for all the enter
tainments arranged for the benefit of
L. A. W. members will be supplied to
each on registering at L. A. W. head
quarters. Tours of Inspection will be made to
visit the big Institutions and manufac
turing places In Philadelphia, under
the guidance of specially appointed
Don't forget to save yourself for the
big events river excursion, "all-nlght
smoker;" wheelmen's night at Willow
Grove; lawn fete at Belmont all free
to L. A. W. members.
If you Intend to do any riding don't
forget your lamps and bells, both are
necessary In Philadelphia. Also re
member that there Is a "keep-to-the-rlght"
ordinance In effect In the Quaker
As toon as you arrivo in town make
your way to general headquarters, at
the Arena, Broad and Cherry streets,
nnd register. Committeemen will be at
all stations and principal hotels to
show you tho way.
Come to the League meet with the
idea of having a good time. The com
mittees In charge will do their utmost
to see that your anticipations are re
alized and that you go away with
pleasant recollections of Quaker hospi
tality and tho '97 meet in general.
After registering at L. A. W. head
quarters, each L. A. W. member will
be glvn the official medal-badge of the
'97 meet, and also the beautiful sou
venir programme both of which are
far and away beyond anything yet at
tempted In that line.
SENSATIONAL TROTTING EVENT.
Tivo-Dollnr Tickets on Luxon In tho
Mutual Pnld 8437.
Detroit, Mich., July 20. Those who
took a $2 chance on Luxon In the mu
tuals for tho first race today received
$437 for their investment. It was for
tho 2.20 class, and The Abbott wns a
strong favorite over the field. There
never was a minute when The Abbott
was near enough to telephone to Lux
on, except at the finish of the third
mile, when he came third after Luxon
had been eased up from a ten-length
lead on the lower turn.
Tho sensational outcome of the 2.20
trot quite overshadowed the feature
race of the day, the $5,000 chamber of
commerce for 2.24 pacers. This was
von In straight heats by Milton S. He
was at all times the favorite, and he
won his race very easily with Courier
ClinlloiiBO Tor a Toot Itnce.
Mr. Morris, eon of the proprietor of
Morris' hotel at Penn avenue and
Spruce street, challenges any member
of the Scranton base ball club to run
,one hundred yards for $100 a side or
EVERYTHING IS READY.
Preparations Completed for tbc Greatest
Bicycle Meet This County lias
Philadelphia, July 20. With the open
ing of the '97 National meet still four
teen days off, the work of preparation
has so far progressed that should the
league hordes descend on this city to
morrow the numerous committees
which have been working hard for the
past few months would be In fair shape
to receive them.
The entertainment and reception
committee's sub-committees aro prac
tically "laying on their oars." Tho
same may also be said of the tours
and runs committee, whoso members
havo been assigned their places nnd
understand their duties perfectly. The
finance committee 1b distributing the
preliminary hand-book. The work of
the souvenir programme committee Is
well In hand, and Chairman Perkcnplno
promises that the publication will be
a record-breaker In every respect. The
official badges will be ready long be
fore the first visitor arrives.
HOTELS AND RAILROADS.
Not content with having secured a
one-faro rate on railroads whoso terri
tory contains 90 per cent, of the league
membership, the transportation com
mittee Is endeavoring to secure sim
ilar concessions from every section of
the country, and with excellent pros
pects of success. The hotel and ac
commodations committee Is dally book
ing hundreds of applications for ac
commodations during "League Meet
Week," and Chnlrman Street has so
systematized his work that little or no
delay or confusion Is anticipated when
tho rush comes.
Applications for seats at the races
nre being responded to promptly, and
requests sent direct to C. P. Weaver,
Eighth and Dauphin streets, Phila
delphia, will ba attended to instanter.
Entries for the races are coming In at
a rate which warrants the belief that
the entry list will be far larger than
at any meet ever held In this country.
This condition of preparedness had not
been arrived at without hard work,
many of the committees having held
dally meetings during the past two
weeks, the executive committee's head
quarters, where the majority of the
committee meetings are held, being
open until late at night during that
DIAMONDS FOR PRIZES.
Gems Valued nt 8315 to He Given the
Wilbur A. Rice has received a Sanc
tion from the League of American
Wheelmen racing board to conduct
amateur bicycle races together with
horse races on August 3, 4, 6 and 6.
The prizes will be diamonds and rac
ing men can rest assured that they
will be fully up to value. Mr. Rice's
reputation among horsemen as a lib
eral promoter, Is established far and
wide, and there Is no doubt that he
will soon have the same reputation
among wheelmen as well.
Two cyclo races will occur each day
of the meet except Friday, on which
day the flve-mlle handicap will be the
only competition event. This will be
followed by an attempt to lower the
world's half-mile amateur tandem rec
ord by Ralph Gregory and Ben Keller
on their Spauldlng tandem.
Following Is a list of races and value
Half-mile open, prize value $ SO 00
Two-mile handlcop, prize value .... 50 00
Two-mile Up, prize value 60 00
Half-mile tandem, prlzo value 30 00
Two-milo open, prize value 50 00
Two-mile Northeastern Pennsyl
vania championship, prize valuo .. 35 00
Two-mile handicap, prize valuo .... B0 00
Total $315 00
C. M. Price, chairman of the League
of American Wheelmen state racing
board and official referee of this dis
trict, cannot be present to referee the
events on account of the League's an
nual meeting at Philadelphia during
the first week of August, but ho has
recommended a local wheelman to
Chairman Mott for appointment to act
in his place.
FITZSIMM0NS FIGHTS A BEAR.
masters Uruln After n Desperate Bat
tle Before n Lnrgo Crowd.
Rye, N. Y., July 20. A hundred or
more excursionists at Rye Beach Sat
urday morning saw a desperate and
exciting encounter between Robert
Fltzslmmons, the champion pugilist of
the world, and a large blacn bear.
A few weeks ago some of his admir
ers gave him a large pet bear called
Jennie. Fltzslmmons placed her In a
cage near his cottage. While he was
playing with his Great Dane dog Yar
rum In the morning near the bear
house Jennie became enraged and
sprang upon the dog. The bear then
hurled the dog away and ran Into the
woods, where she climbed In a big oak
tree. Fltzslmmons and the dog ran af
ter her, and after unsuccessful at
tempts to frighten her down by throw
ing missiles Fltzslmmons climbed to
the limb where Jennie had taken refuge
and attempted to shake her off. The
prize fighter finally caught the animal
behind the right with his powerful
right fist and knocked her to the
ground, twenty-five feet below. She fell
into a crowd of excursionists, who
lied in all directions, many of the
younger ones, who wero in bathing
fi ill 0
At reduced prices, still continues. We have $ioo.qo Bicycles ranging in price from
$50.00 to $75.00. You can buy department store bicycles at any price. We have noue.
It is bad policy to buy a bicycle that will turn out to be a neck breaker. Remember,
we are the largest dealers in the city, and can offer you better inducements than any
one in the city. INot in
1 Bittenbender &
suits, Jumping into the sound. They
were saved from danger by the dog,
which again engaged the bear in a
rough nnd tumble tight.
Ihe bear gave Yarrum a ferocious
curt which sent him rolling on the
teach. She then rushed at Fltrflm
1110ns and forced him Into a fenco cor
ner, where she tried to hug him. His
clothes were torn to pieces nnd ho
would havo been killed by the hard
ruiushment the bear was Inflicting
upon him had ho not succeeded In get
t ng Jennie's head against tho fenco
and giving It a powerful blow, which
sent her sprawling on tho ground.
I'llzylmmons Jumped on the prostrato
ninmal nnd subdued It. He was cov
"rod with blood, and his clothing was
tot n to ribbons. Yarrum was also bad
ly used up, and was bleeding from
half a dozen wounds.
MR. FREEMAN'S BONDS.
Arc in Possession of Gcorgo T. Kd
ginton nnd He Wants Thorn.
Papers in the replevin suit of E. H.
Freeman, of Blalrstown, N. J., against
George F. Edglnton. of Ross avenue,
this city, were yesterday placed in the
hands of the sheriff by Attorney D. B.
Replogle, who represents Mr. Freeman.
Tho latter seeks to recover posses
sion of 6 per cent, bonds of the Lack
awanna Stone company to the amount
of $5,000 which It Is alleged Mr. Edgln
ton has unlawfully in his possession.
Mr. Freeman sayshe gave the bonds
to a men to sell and Mr. Edglnton
says tho same man gave them to him
as collateral sepurlty for a loan.
BAUER'S BAND ANNIVERSARY.
Twenty-Two Years Under Its Pres
ent Kllicicut Lender.
Bauer's band had a Jollification last
night at the band room over Hulbert's
music store, to commemorate tho twenty-second
anniversary of Its organiza
tion. Prof. R. J. Bauer, who has been the
leader of the band all these years, and
who has done bo much to bring the or
ganization to its present high state of
perfection, was the central figure of the
All of the thirty-two members of the
band and orchestra and a dozen In
vited guests were present.
An Animal That Was Too Hard for
General Grant to JUaungo.
General Horace Porter, in his "Cam
paigning With Grant." tells the fol
lowing anecdote of his chief during a
rldo from Petersburg to City Point:
Owing to the heat and dust, the long
ride was exceedingly uncomfortable.
My best horse had been hurt and T was
mounted on a bay cob that had a trot
which necessitated no end of "saddle
pounding" on the part of the llder;
nnd If distances are to be measured
by the amount of fatigue endured, this
exertion added many miles to thf trip.
The General was riding his black pony.
Jeff Davis. This smooth little pacer
shuffled along at a gait which was too
fast for a walk and not fast enough
for a gallop, so that all the other
horses had to move at a brisk trot to
keep up with him.
When we were about Ave miles from
headquarters the General said to me
In a Joking way, "You don't look com
fortable on that horse. Now, I feel
ohout as fresh as when we started
"I replied: "It makes all the dlitr
enco In the world General, what kind
of horse one rides."
He remarked: "Oh, all hores are
pretty much alike as far as the com
fort of their gait Is concerned."
"In the present Instance," I nn
wcred, "I don't think you would like
to swap with me, General."
He paid at once: "Why. yes; I'd Just
as yef swap with you as not " and
threw himself oft his pony and mount
ed my uncomfortable beast, whl'e I
put myself astride of Jeff.
The General had always been a fa
rrrus ne'er, even when a cadet at West
Point. When he rode or drove a
strange horse not many minute::
elapsed before he and tho animal
seemed to understand each other per
fectly. In my experience I have.aiev
er seen a better rider, or one wl&'had
a more steady seat, no matter flfhat
sort of a horse he rode; but onylhls
occasion It sooh became evident that
his body and that of the animal were
not always In touch, and he saw that
all the party were considerably
amused at the Jogging to which he wns
subjected. In the meantime Jeff
Davis was passlngalong with a smooth
ness which made me feel as If I were
seated In a rocking chair. When he
leached headquarters the General dis
mounted In a manner which showed
that ho was pretty stiff from the ride.
As he touched the ground he turned
and &ald with a qulzzlcnl look, "Well,
I must acknowledge that animal Is
A Bond of Sympathy.
Slr," said tiro nV.ndlcant, "I have
spent many days on the road." "Poor
fellow." murmured the man .approached.
"Hero's $1. I'vo traveled on 'those south
ern railroads myself." Philadelphia
Alpha nnd Omega.
From tho New York Journal.
Cora Tho great trouble with female
suffragists Its that they go to extremes.
Merrltt I quite agree with you, my
dear. They used to bo satisfied with short
hair, now they want short skirts.
business tor one year, but
the Three Best Wheels
Co., 126 and 128
222 WYOMING AVENUE
GOOD WHEELS CHEAP
JurUch's Is tho plnce. These prices talk
for themselves. All wheels guaranteed and
are '07 goods.
List. Selling Price
Olives, $100.00 $ 70.00
Gales, SSO.OO. 55.00
Stormers, $75.00 60.00
Suburbans, $05.00 40.00
Stormers, $60.00..... 40.00
Winners, $50.00 39.00
Nuggets. $60.00 - 27.50
Orients, $100.00 100.00
Trinities, $100.00 100.00
Positively the Cheapest Place In Scranton to
Purchase a QOOD Wheel.
324 Spruce St.
Id Jermyn Building.
Buy a Bike
High Grade Wheels on
425 Lackawanna Avenue
Hats and Caps,
305 Lacka. Ave.
Manufacturer of th Celbrtt4
ioo,ooo Barrels per Annum
nere to stay.