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AUSTIN'S HAWAIIAN WEEKLY.
Base Ball in the Tropics.
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The diamond, at the Recreation
grounds, was occupied last Satur
day afternoon by nines from the
Star and the Artillery clubs. Vari
ous causes intervened to make a
small audience but those present al
though they did not see a close
game at least saw one of interest.
The Stars went first to the bat
and pulled in two runs, the Artil
lerites tallying one. In the second
both nines evened up in tallies, get
ting three each; the features being
a long drive by Elston which gave
him three bags and, per contra, a
hard hit by McWilliams. It look
ed just then, from the batting of
the Artillery boys, that they were
"on" to the "box," and Babbitt,
who held down the place, was for a
time, on the anxious seat, Manager
Carter holding Toyo Jackson on
the field in "case of accident." In
the third, Gorman managed to get
home before a rather "close" deci
sion sent Babbitt out at first. The
soldier boys went out in one, two,
three order, the feature of the in
ning being a "dandy" left hand
catch bv the ubiquitous Moore, of a
high fly, hit by O'Meara. Even the
newspaper den was hilarious. In
the third the Stars were on deck;
Gorman however lost a box (?) of
cigars on the "strike out" of re
liable Kilcy. Moore got a base and
a run. The short got a base and,
by a series of accidents, got home.
S'opcr got first but died there, Gor
man being caught in a thieving act
on third. The ''soldiers" went out,
almost, in line. In the fifth the
only noticeable play was Hart's
quick return to first after Babbitt's
caught out fly to second. The
Artillery went out manfully. In
the sixth Moore got first by sprint
ing, stole second, stole third and
came home, as did also Elston.
"Spieler" made a bad throw to sec
ond and Huffer got home as did
also Bryan. Elston's pickups and
quick play were noticeable in this
inning. In the seventh, Bryan, the
pitcher of the Artillery boys, sent
three brilliant Star's to the bench
in five balls. Babbitt evened up by
causing three blue coats to go to the
rear, with eight balls. From this
point on there were no features
worthy of comment with, maybe,
the exception it was most notice
able that the Star's played an open
gentlemanly game and Manager
Carter feels justly proud of his
team. Capt. Jack Winter and
quartermaster-sergeant Chas. A.
Smith were the umpires ; C. L. Cle
This afternoon the Kams and
Artillirists will have a try out, but
no one wants to forget next Tues
day's game between the scintillat
ing Stars and the almost invincible
"Pluggcr" Bilmartin, the bicycle
rider, whose riding here, at Cyclo
mere, created so much interest, is I
again making history at Sydnev.
The dimensions of the new
America cup defender, the "Co- '
lumbia," is as follows:
Length over all, 131 feet 6 inches ;
load water line, 89 feet 6 inches;
beam, 24 feet; draught, 20 feet;
mast, 107 feet 6 inches; deck to
hounds, TJ feet; boom, ioy feet 8 '
inches; gart", 70 feet; bowsprit, 38 I
feet; topmast, 64 feet; spinnaker I
boom, 73 feet; sail area, about 13,
500 square feet.
It is stated that the Prince of j
Wales is progressing in his golf
studies and opinion is expressed
that he will assuredly and speedily
become an efficient player of the
royal and ancient game. He wi.l
be an attendant of the coming Anglo-American
Over $2,000,000 has been spent
by the State of Massachusetts in
the building of improved highways.
All of this sum has been secured
from the Legislature through the
efforts of the League of American
Wheelmen and every wheelmen rid
ing over them is indebted to the
League for his pleasure.
Tom Sharkey has received the
following telegram from his man
ager, Tom O'Rouke, dated New
York, June 1 1 :
"Have accepted Jeffries' chal
lenge to fight you early in Septem
ber. You had better come here at
once. There is nothing out there.
To the above the sailor replied :
"Am at the springs, doing well
and working right along. Will
leave for New York in three weeks.
Weather is rather warm here.
The San Francisco Call states
that : "The schooner yacht La Pa
loma has been sold by W. S. Good
fellow to Colonel George Macfar
lane of Honolulu. The La Palo
ma will remain in San Francisco
for the yachting season and will
then be sailed to Honolulu."
The Australian cricketers beat
the Cambridge University team in
a match in London on June 12, by
It is said the America's cup chal
lenger. Shamrock, will not be
launched until the beginning of
July, the progress of work on it be
ing retarded by the fact that its de
signer. W. Fife. Jr., is suffering
from influenza. According to an
estimate, the contest, from first to
last, will cost Sir Thomas Liptou
about $400,000. Capt. Hogarth
and the crew of the Shamrock are
preparing the rigging of the yacht.
Sir Thomas Lipton has invited
Lady Russell of Killowcn. wife of
the lord chief justice of England,
to christen the Shamrock.
The Irish championship lawn
tennis tournament was held again
on the noted Fitzwilliam square
turf at Dublin during the last week
of May, and full reports of the
matches have reached here. The
meeting proved to be another great
triumph for R. F. Doherty. He
captured the singles, doubles and
mixed doubles. His honors now
include the English, Irish and inter
national championships, the great
est crown ever worn by any tennis
A DESIRE TO ENTERTAIN.
A little newspaper whirlwind re
cently started up around the pulpit
of Dr. Hills', the present pastor of
the Plymouth Church, Brooklyn,
the occasion being a series of even
ing sermons based on certain well
known books of fiction, as, for ex
ample, the novels of Victor Hugo,
George Eliot, and Ruskin. Dr.
Theodore L. Cuyler gave the
breeze a turn by protesting against
a tendency to abandon the Bible as
the sole text-book for the pulpit,
and the newspapers let go a blast
which sends it whirling about the
heads of all the would be entertain
ing pulpitors of the wide world.
Of course "fiction," in its best
meaning, is a legitimate mode of
imparting religious truth; out
Lord's parables abound in fiction;
and book reviews are as much
easier than preaching, as they are
more entertaining than dry and
prosy theological disquisitions.
I What is of the first importance is,
j that preachers shall not forget their
calling to produce in their hearers
a spiritual effect, and that the
church shall not become a play
1 house or the pulpit a stage. The
I desire to entertain should never
' tempt the preacher to substitute
for the Gospel a book-review, how
The population of the earth is
about 1,500,000,000, it being esti
mated in 1898 at 1,485,763,000.
The Statesman's Year Book (an
English publication) for 1897 cst'
mated that four-fifths of the world's
population, or 1,273,284,463 human
beings were under the sway of ten
powers, as follows: China, 402,
680,000; British Empire, 383,488,
469; Russian Empire, 129,545,000;
France, 70.467,775; United States,
62,929,706; German Empire, 62,
879,901; Austria-Hungary, 41,
358.376; Japan, 41,818,215; Nether
lands, 38,852,451; and the Otto
man Empire, 39,212,000. The esti
mate of the population of China is
really guess-work, nothing more.
It may exceed the figures given, or
it may fall vastly below them. In
fact, some authorities put China's
population as low as 225,000,000.
The population accorded Great
Britain, France, and Germany is
largely composed of Asiatics and
Africans. This is especially the
case with Great Britain, about 275,
000.000 of the people under her
sway being inhabitants of India.
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