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THE MOHimre TIMES, SUNDAY. MARCH 4, 1897
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Our annual exhibition of the l97lModels of all the
best makes of Bicycles will open tomorrow and continue
every day this week from 3 to 10 o'clock P. M., during
which hours we cordially invite all riders and others in
terested in cycling to call and inspect the new features
in cycle construction.
All the latest improvements in frames, pedals,
All the novelties In Tires, Saddles,
Lamps, Bells, etc.
In therevening there will be music, JTREli SOUVE
NIRS and fast riding by some of the crack racers of the
The admission is FRED. The exhibition is given
by us at our expense to enable the Washington cyclist to
become familiar with all the latest cycle improvements.
So come; be our guest for an hour or two any after
noon or evening. It will be both enjoyable and instructive.
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The increasing Interest shown among
amateur athletes In cross-country running
points to a revival of a sport which a few
years ago was Immensely popular every
where, but from lack of encouragement in
latter years was allowed to die a ratural
death. A "national'' championship is
booked for April 24 under the auspices of
the Knickerbocker A. C. and it ha-s received
the sanction of the Amateur AihlcticUnion.
The recent limitation, however, placed
on contestants for championship honors,
who must be members of some club con
nected with the Awful Autocratic Unit,
as mentioned several weeks ago in this
column, robs such events of their national
importance, and makes them confined.
Eddie Carter, of the X- 1. A. C, has a
scheme ou foot to hold a cross-country race
on April : which shall be open to all ama
teurs, and Capt. Bartow S. Weeks, X. Y.
A. C, makes liberal otters in tin matter of
prizes. Tli-n- will bi siv null ulu;I awards
and prizes for beat team of five, time prizes
and so on. La-t year the X Y. A. C had
over 100 sJarters over the Fort George
course, and it Is expected that number-
will be more than doubled this time. It is
quite probable that a tam will be -organized
to represent this city and Baltimore.
James E. Sullivan, secretary of the A.
A. U.. is of the opinion that an alliance
between the L. A. W. and A A. U. will be
renewed. On Wednesday last the articles
of alliance which existed between the two
organizations were terminated by limita
tion. It will be remembeicd that at last
year'ts spring meeting or the union the ar
ticles of alliance were revised after con
ferring with J. B. I'otter tor the league,
hut the revision was never adopted by the
executive committee of the L. A. W., and
in consequence the old articles remained in
effect until last Wednesday.
The revision was made because Mr.
Gideon, who succeeded Mr. Raymond us
chuiriiiau of the racing board ilid not in
terpret the terms or alliance as did the
hitler. Gideon, it is raid granted sanc
tions to clubs which included in their pro
grams of meeUng unregistered athletic
evenuforsuspondedathlctes. Thih brought
forth a btorm of protest from the union
as Mr. Raymond had declined to do that
very thing. As Mr. Potter is now presi
dent of tltc L. A. W. lie will present ar
ticles, which willpreventmunderstandings
and when heappoints Ins new racing board
the alliance with the union on the plan
laid down by him oiiginally will soon be in
effect. There is still a wide difference of
opinion as to the wisdom of the move.
The first number of the Winged Arrow,
the official organ of the Columbia Ath
letic Club, is out, and a very pretty com
bination of the literary and mechanical
departments it Is. It will be issued
monthly to members of the club, and the
terms of subscription are "active or visit
ing membership in the Columbia Athletic
Club." The publication committee con
sists of C. A. Cabrera, chairman; K. J.
Beall. jr., W. B. King, H. S. Flynn. How
ard Perry and H. C. C. Stiles, a very
strong combination andaj-'giegation of push
and brain. Thecditorial "salaam" isbriglit
and interesting and full of good advice
and suggestion and hope. The club has
every reason to be proud of the venture
which will undoubtedly prove to be a
great success. The "organ" is well edited
and covers every department of the club,
aud is illustrated to fuither bring out its
features, and contains splendid half-tone
likenesses of the club's handsome officers.
The Times bids the newcomer welcome
and "happy days," as dear old Alex. Shaw
bos upon occasion been heard to say.
. The amusement committee has presented
Its card or attractions for tn!s month, and
It comprises a ladies' day, fiom 2 30 to
March 27 a big athletic wnoker. The pro
gram for ladies' day is made up of eniirel j
new and novel feature?, and opens with a
wand drill for twenty ji.niois; rope climl
Ing, by Boss, Antrim, Avails, Consaul,
Franz and Dr. Harding; three aciobntlcs,
or brother act, by Boss, Waters and Pier.
CrosMey: parallel bars, by Boss, Spcare,
Barr, Avalis, Dr. Harding and Slinenietz;
trick barrel Jumping, flying rings for
height, a difficult and interesting trick;
eparnng by the best talent in Prof. George
Cutter's class, who promise to mix it up
well, and mat work and Germanbuck for
distance and height, will cloi-e the card.
In addition to, there will be plenty of gcod
music and an informal hop.
The classes every day average fifty pu
pils. In addition there Is a large attend
ance of parlor athletes, who tell "how they j
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The greatest value of all.
Solid Oak Bed. Room Suites,
3 pieces, French beveled
plate glass mirror, shaped
fops, 24x30, cast brass han
dles. Worth $30.
The club will have it-s annual public en
tertainment at the Columbia Theater on
the evening of May 3, and a novel enter
tainment is being planned. Prof. Crossleyis
anxious to begin at once the preparation
for it, and to that end Invites all members
who desire to take part in thesho w to meet
him tomorrow, Monday evening, at 8
o'clock, iu the gym, when he will begin to
pick the team for the pyramids and other
athletic features. He promises with the
able "second the motion'' of Capt., or
rather Major, Btinemetz, that this show
will be a "corker.''
The gym classes are attended by many
who value the excellent course of exeicise
given by Piof Crossley for the good It
does, and dignity is lent the classes by the
PA I L F nUGHES.
attendance of members of the German
embassy, Capt. Stinemctz, Dorsey Brown,
Dick Beall, Lieut. Xolan, Dr. Suters and
One hundred aud fivo new members
have signed the register as attendants upon
classes in the gym, and this is only about
half the actual number who regularly ex
ercise. Saturday morning Bees the professor
surrounded and climbed all over by from
fifty to seventy-five juniors.
Ex-President Alex Grant and W. B.
Ilibbs are the club's delegates to the At
lantic Association of the A. A. U.
The cycle department will begin its
club runs, that Ir. tho long ones, on May
2t, when another invasion of the peace
ful Shenandoah Valley is to be attempted.
Thenexd meetingor the house committee
will be held on next Saturday evening.
The many new members of Carroll In
stitute are taking up the work in the gym.,
and in consequence the classes are larger
than ever before, having as many as fifty
men on the floor on class nights. Prof.
Joyce, tells me that he hopes to have his
classes ready for an athletic and gymnastio
exhibition and institute championships, to
be given about the middle of April, and
for this event his juniors and seniors are
taking up some novel features. The pro
fessor believes in plenty of regular, sys
tematic exercise and training Tor body
building, and his classes are conducted
with that end in view . He is ever ready
to instruct those who desire to take up
specialty and acrobatic work, and many
of his pupils arc quite proficient.
The ladles' clashes are doing some excel
lent all-round drill work, and tiie classes
which are held on Monday and Thuisdny
afternoons', from 3:30 to 5:30, arc larger
than ever since they were begun.
The members of the junior class arc'
working up some pietty special drill move
ments for the coniingcxhibition, and among
those doing especially well are Masters
Barker, Downey, Stone, Bailey, llcrzog,
Shepard, Keith, Murphy, Schnapp and
The members or the Distilct Bowling
League team arc making a gallant fight
for the leading place in the league, and the
reserve team in the second team league has
the lead by a small maigin; but this place
the Sacngers, as In the major league, hope
to hold when the series come to an end.
Paul F. Hughes, whose piclurc appears
herewith, is one of the best examples of
the good work taught in the gymnasium by
Prof. Joyce, and reflects credit upon his
instructor and hi3 splendid system. Ho
began here in the junior class about five
ycar3 ago, and has kept constantly at it,
and he Is now quite un accomplished gym
nast. He is one of the bet developed men
in the gym, and capable of doing an im
mense amount of work. He istwenty years
or ape, and is 5 feet 6 1-2 inches in height,
with a weight of 1-15 pounds, and is a na
tive of this city. He wns a prominent
member of the Portsmouth, Va., football
team of '95 and '9C, and wns noted ftfr
Robinson & Chery Co.,
I2th & F Streets N. W.
hia good all-round strong playing. Ho
also played for a time on the famousOrient
team, on Capitol Hill, in this city. He is
a member of the institute basketball te.im,
and one of its star players, and by his good
playing has made himself popular with
rival teams, and the lovers of tho game
One of the best all-round basketball play
ers in tho city and one of the "stars" of
the Washington Light Infantry champion
team, is C. Boycc Hough, who is at the
same time one of the most successful of our
star local athletes. He has played center
ou the team for the past two years, in each
of which the team has landed the cham
pionship. Ho is an ex-member of the C
A. C, for which club he appeared in many
local and out-of-town events, and as a
reward Tor his skill and activity lias many
handsome prizes aud medals to show. He
began his athletic career in 18H0 iu ttie
Y. M. C A. games, winning first piizes
iu each the high Jump, broad Jump and
16-pound shot. The following year he won
first place in the quarter mile against one
of the largest fields that has entered in
this country, there being some eighty-five
starters in the several hent.s. He Is also
a clever boxer and a sprinter of borne abil
ity. He was the second American iu this
country to win a prize at discus throwing,
the sport introduced here by tho Princeton
athletes aftertheir trip to Athens. He won
this event under the W. L. I. colors in the
last fall games of the C A. C
When Prof. John Crossley came to take
charge of athletics in the C. A. C the sub
ject of this sketch wns tho first man he
picked ont Tor high jumping and weight
events and the professor's Judgment in
this selection as in so many others hince
then was borne out by the success of the
pupil, who always reflected credit upon
his able instructor and himself as well, aud
brought honor to the colors he wore.
He learnt nil he knows about athlctfcs
from Prof. Crossley. He has a powerful
physique and a splendid muscular devel
opment, ho weighs 190 pounds, which Is
well distilbuted over the six reet in height
He is especially well ptopoitlonsd for the
jumping and the weight events and in
several of these he Is the holder of Dis
trict records. He will represent tho Light
Infantry this season in all the events in
which he is so well qualified to meet all
Another member or the Light Inrantry
who has a ruturo in athletics is J. D. Mc
Quade, one of the backs or the champion
basketball team, ne took up athletics
in 1Mi4, asa member of the C AC cham
pion basketball team aud is now an ex
member of that club. He la well and
stockily built, being about 5 feet 10 Inches
tall and weighing 165 pounds. He has
not taken up any special field or track
event, but has made his way in team con
tests and general work to considerable
popularity, He is considered a clever
boxer and as a bag puncher he has put;
up several good exhibitions with local
men well up in that line. He will make a
good all-round man and will represent the
Infantry in the coming season's events.
The Eastern Athletic Club is enjoying
the most flourishing period in its exist
ence, and its future is assured. At tho
last meeting of the club the resignation
or W. H Jefferiesasfinancial secretary was
accepted and W. E- Grimes, a member of
the board, was elected to fill the vacancy,
and lie will make a good officer, too.
Will II. Wright, a popular and hard-working
memlierof theclub wasunanlmouMy elected
to fill the vacancy on the .board
of directors caused by the pro
motion of Mr. Grimes. The coffers
of the club are in healthy condition, and
the management is wisely using the sur
plus to improve the clubiooms, which aie
ai ready becoming moi e and more attractive,
aim the result is an uicieaseu attendance
The home trainer will "arrive shortly,
and the members look forward to itsccming
with great pleasmc. It will be a useful
means of plain exercise as well for the
helpful training necossaiy frr lacing men.
Other apparatus will be added in the gym
nasium. President Mansfield, always ou the alert
ror soma menus by which the friends of
the' club may have entertainment, has
Mipolnled a committee to arrange for
a big hop to be given on Easter Monday.
It is intended to make this affair a bril
liant one and. if rossiblc, even more suc
cc&sfiil than the one of last mouth The
nop committee consists of Messrs. Norm,
J. D. McQUAUE.
George Day, W. n. Wright, Brcarley and
W. E. Grimes.
Much to the gratification of his clubmates
Lieut. W. II. Wright decided, upon re
quest, to withdraw his resignation as a
member, and this popular young member
will continue to render his club the valu
able services of which he Ih cnpuble.
All the members iemembcr with pleas
ure the success .of their excursion last
season and are enthusiastic over the pros
pects of holding two river trips this sum
mer to Bivcr View, the first on June 8
and the next on August 27. Several appli
cations for membership received favorable
nction at the last meeting aud others are
Notwithstanding the lateness of the sea
son n pool tournament will be held at an
The matter of uniform's for the cycle
members bus been under consideration for
some lime.and a selection was made at a
recent meeting of the cycle department.
Samples were submitted by all the local
dealers, anil the choice made will prove to
be not only (distinctive, but ven attractive.
The meeting proposed by this club to be
held for the purpose of rorming an asso
ciation or the cycle clubs of the District,
postponed on account of the inauguration,
will be called at an early date, and it Is
hoped that favorable action will be had.
The members of the basketball team are
naturally "put out,'' and that's putting it
mildly, on account of tho promiscuous post
ponement and forfeiting of league games
by teams which have no show of bettering
their jioMtlon In tuc. championship race.
The great interest is in the competition for
second piaccr, nnd to this place the Easterns
are unquestionably entitled. They have
earned It on games won, and stand ready
now, as they have always done, to play all
unplayed games scheduled for them. They
have been true sportsmen all the way
through, and good liaskcthall players, too,
and not theorists. The league will hold
C. ROYCE HOUGH.
a meetingtomorrowevetnngin thelnfantry
Armory to take up the matter or unplayed
New applications for membership in the
Washington Athletic Club are received
weekly, and have prompt action at the
earliest possible meeting. This flour
ishing condition of afrairs cannot be other
wise than gratifying to the management
and its rrlends.
The entertainment committee is at
work upon a card of social events for the
rest or the season, and good, social times
are in store ror the club's friends. TJie
rirst event will be a complimentary hop at
the clubhouse on Easter Monday evening.
The excursion, season will include four
river outings. The first to Biver View,
on the evening of May 28, will be com
plimentary. The next, on June 21, will
be an all-do trip to the same popular re
sort. The third trip will be to Chapel
Pointin August, andanother complimentary
outing to Mvcr-View later in the season.
Masters Georgp and Toombs are taking
plenty of. hard practice on the trapeze, pre
paring for a professional engagement.
The bowllngrniehibers are playing well,
and their recent, double victory over the
leaders in the league is noteworthy, and
shows that the team is a btrong one; but
bus been unfortunate in having a run of
hard luck. Capt. Kidd and Kchlesslngcr
and Puller haye been keeping up to the
usual standard? and are holding good posi
tions in the Individual averages.
The committee, having the matter in
charge is making arrangements to hold a
bazaar for thej clijb bcncHt some time in
October next. (-President M. J. Brown,
who is worklnfcihivd for the club's success,
has named the following strong executive
committee, of whlc'.i he is chairman- Messrs.
G. A. Martin, C. E. Howison, J. Dietz, W.
A. DiPtz, W. A. Richards-J. C. Reeve3, W.
Wright, J. Martin, G. G. Eaton, .7. Horan, '
S. Dana Lincoln, E. S. Randall, S. Martin,
E. Raff, T. Birch, T. A. Burns, II. S.Storey.
B. Kidd, William Pylcs, Robert Storey, j
O'Connor, Dave Schlessingor, W. G. Kidd,
II. Norton, H. Werres, R. Mackcy, and E.
The club will put a strong baseball team
In the field for the coming beason. It has
not yet been decided whether it will Join
one of the amateur leagues or simply play
as an independent nine. The club has
lots of good material from which to pick
a winning team . .
0- P. SCnMIDT.
The Hewt of All
Whiskies is the Berkley. 1 1 is absolutely
puny mild and mcllpw. The place to buv
it, James Ttmrp, 81.2 F' sL
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COMPARISON OF TEE MEN
Corbett Has Seemingly Regained the
Vigor of His Younger Days.
Tho Ctmmplou Is Prepured for a
I-ong. Battle Fitz Tulks About
Excitcuieut lu tiio King.
In trcuting of the present condition of
Fitzsimmons und Corbctt It might be us
well to hark back to other ring encounters
in which they figured. This, for the pur
pose of showing how they acquitted them
selves on former occasions when appar
ently trained to the hour. Corbett was
doubtless at his best when he faced
Sullivan. He was as limber as an eel
and no degree of exertion appeared to
tire him. It was a case of a soond
mind in a souud body, for he was as cool
as a cucumber, and he did not make a
single mistake while taking the big fel
When Jim met Mitchell he betrayed signs
of irritability. This was accounted for
by the fact that Mitchell had said insulting
things about him. It was remarked by
old fight chroniclers that the Sullivan
Corbett fight was a chivalrous struggle,
while the Mitchell go was more In the
nature of a grudge fight.
In the Corbett-Shurkey four rounds in San
Francisco Jim's condition gave out per
ceptibly. He had no complaint to make
prior to entering the ring, but when itwas
all over he stated that indulgence in
French dinners and carelessness in
the matter of working too much indoors had
affected him when the critical moment
nrrived. Some people would not have it
that way. They said that the excitement
told on Corbett and that ho was not the
cool-headed, physically perfect Corbett of
There is no denying that the excitement
of the ring is one of the most acute tests
of condition. It Is something that no
fighter can provide for in his training, and
when the pinch comes it makes manifest his
weakpoiuts. There is this to be said, how
ever, if it was excitement that weakened
Corbett when he had his whlrlw.lnd clatter
with the beamy sailor, there was some
excuse for it.
It was a night of wild excitement. The
champion was looked to to shatter the ma
riner's aspirations with a series of rapid
rushes and lightning smashes, and from
the moment the starling gong tapped even
the spectators were tiptoeing. The main
question, of course, is how will Jim hold
himself together if the coming contest is
on the rip-tearing lines of the Sharkey
match. Delaney and White contend that
Corbett Is prepared for any kind of a mill.
Jim himself says the same. They are con
vinced that physically and mentally Jim
Is at his very best, and if Fitzsimmons
beats him they say it will be freely con
ceded that Fitzsimmons could have done
the trick at any stage in Jim's career.
So far as lungs and muscle are concerned
Corbett is in marvelous trim. The man
ner in which he will ncquit himself if
the fight Ls on the hurricane order can
only be surmised. Good authorities are
inclined to think that he will keep hiax
wits about him and prove himself to bo
a great general. He may try to shorten
the figiit, bub it will only be when he
feels that he has sized his opponent up
completely. There was an argument as
to the erfect excitement lias on a mau
in the ring one day at Cook's Grove, and
"I never get excited. I think that a
fighter who becomes excited should get
out or the business, ir It can be traced
to some physical dcrcct it goes to show
that lie has been too long at the game and
shouldrctirp. A pugilist in possession or his
faculties lias no more right to get excited
than has an actor who is appearing before
the people every night of his life Why,
when I fought Sharkey a bench fell down
somewhere with a tcirific crash. I could
see out or the corners of my eyes that peo
ple were turning their heads to look, but I
did not avert my glance for a second. I
Just ,azed straightat my man, and I think
that is sufficient proof that my mind is
always onmnkingn goodand careful fight,
and nothing else."
Up to the time that Fitzsimmons met
Sharkey It was never hinted that he had J
degenerated in any way. On the contrary,
it was generally believed thatlje was gain
ing weight year after year: that he was
hitting harder and becoming more formida
ble in every respect. However, he says now
that he is getting lighter. Still he claims
to bo in the best of condition. He cer
tainly goes through his work in a manner
that intimates that he is in excellent trim,
albeit it can be noticed that he breathes
more heavily than does Corbett after a
boxing bout or a scuffle with his wrestling
The weight of the men, of course, cuts
some figure. Pugilists He about their
weights as cheerfully as girls romanceabout
the number of summers they have been on
earth. To the accustomed eye it is plain
to be seen that Corbett is at least a twelve
or fifteen pound heavier man than his pros
pective opponent. Prom the waist up
Fltysimmous looks to be bigger and heavier
than Jim, and, as it ls iu arms, chest and
bhoulders that the driving machinery is
located, there is not much difrerencein the
fighting weight of the pair.
Facts und Comments lor Cyclists.
Contrary to published reports, the great
Irvington-Mlllburn twenty-five-mile handi
cap will take plucc this year, as usual,
over the famous course in New Jersey.
Tills event excUes interest In every State
in the Union and marks the opening of
the road racing season in the East, being
held annually on May 30. The exten
sion of a trolley line over a part or the
course would, It was thought, necessitate
the selection of another road, but it trans
pired at a recent investigation that the
railway line would not In any way inter
fere with tiie sport.
In view or the fact that many cyclists
contcmplete touring abroad this year it
would be well for them to bear in mind
tho fact that the meter and kilometer
plan of measurement of distance prevails
in a majority of the continental countries.
Familiarity with the plan may save mnch
inconvenience. Taking kilometers as the
standard, the equivalents in English
measures are as follows:
Kilometers. Miles. Yards. Feet.
1 0 1,093 2
2 1 427 1
3 1 1,521 0
4 2 854 2
5 3 18S 1
6 3 1.2S2 0
T 4 615 2
8 4 1,709 1
9 5 1,013 0
10 6 376 2
20 12 753 1
25 15 941 2
CO 31 123 1
60 37 500 0
70 43 876 2
75 46 1,065 0
SO; 49 1,253 1
90 55 1,630 0
W. C. Pelot, the popular young student
of cycle racing, who witnessed every
National Circuit tournament Inst season,
speaks of the outlook for the sport this
year as follows: "The Indications are that
the racing season or '97 will be one of small
teams, fast racing, clean work, on the
part of the riders, and a general revival
in racing in all parts of the country. From
the present appearance the sport win
never get so strong that it can stand
on its own feet without aid from the
manufacturers. This was proven by the
cancellation of dates all along the National
Circuit last year, until a team was sent
out from Chicago."
Blnclr Eyo lor tho Bookies.
Loudon, March 13. Five of the Judges
of the queen's bench division of the high
court or justice today delivered judgment
in the case of Dunn, bookmaker at Tatter
sail's, deciding that ring betting is illegal.
This decision will wipe out the bookmakers
and efrect a revolution in betting.
First Battalion Xotes.
Company C had but three men absent
without leave on the 4th or March.
Lieut. Howard Beall has been ordered be
fore the brigade examining board ror pro
motion to first lieutenant, Company D, on
Sergt William Marshall, of Company A,
will be examined forsecondlleutenant, Com
pany D, on the same date, as also Sergts.
J. S. Eobinson and A. M. Allison, of Com
pany C, for "candidates for promotion" to
The armory being rented out to the Sev-ty-rirst
New York (American Guard) for
the 3d, 1th and 5th of March, thereby pre
venting access to the lockers on the 4th,
and also the misunderstandings in regard
to the several orders and instructions is
sued rrom headquarters about the kind or
uniform to be worn on that day, was the
cause that led to a deficient showing in
Companies A and D in the parade that day.
The annual inspection and muster Is the
next tiling which will occupy the attention
of the First Battalion, and it is the iuten
tion to make a showing on that occasion
that will not be surpassed by any other
battalion, if it can be equaled.
Company C held its annual civic election
last Tuesday evening, and "these officers
were chosen for the ensuing year: First
Sergt. P. W. Smith, president; Private A.
J. Ervln, jr., vice president: Isaac R. Pad
gett, financial secretary; IJ. C. Washington,
jr., corresponding secretary, and Sergt. J.
S. Robinson, treasurer.
J. Louis ICrick.jvcenUy elected to Com
pany C, i s to be made the hospital steward
of the battalion.
Company B made a very good showing
on the 4th.
Ex-Senator Jouett Meekln Is reported t
be in better condition this season than for
several years past. "Jo" has Joined the
Giants at Lake wood and Is undertaking
light preliminary practice.
The baseball writers liave an idea that
they will have ex-Senator John "Jeems
Ingalls aa a fellow-reporter the comlns
The Cincinnati Club ls hard at work at
New Orleans. The reports from the team
are glowing, and the Cincinnati paper3 axa
claiming the pennant under big head lines.
They did the same thing last year.
The Washington club will commence regu
lar team practice at National Park a week
from tomorrow. By that time all of tho
players, except Smith and MeJames, will
have reported inpersou to Manager Schm elz.
The Milwaukee papers deny that Bo
Allen, or Detroit, Is the highest paid man
ager in the Western League. They claim
that Connie Mack's salary can se Allen's
$1,850 and go it $500 better.
Jimmy McJames has written a friend la
the city that he will arrive in Washing
ton about April 5. Jimmy sava he baa
j reached that degree of hardihood in the
I study of medicine and bones that he can
watch the dissection of a "sUff without
falling into a faint.
Three of the most popular and most pro
ficient of the Brooklyn club have died with
in the past five years. Hub Collins was
the first to go His death occurred in 1892.
Darby O'Brien lived only a year longer, and
now Dave Foutz ba3 passed away. All
j three of them suffered from pulmonary
j Young Roger Deuzer, the Western Leagua
'wonder," who was drafted by the Chl
i cago Club, demanded $2,100 salary for tho
season, but "comprised" on 1,200.
Denzer, like a great many politicians
seeking office at present, aimed high, but
was content with what he could get.
"Old Eagle Eye' Jake Beckley, of the
New Yorks.issald to be meeting the leather
at a .400 clip in the practice games at
Hot Springs. Beckley,li5;e Cartwnght. was
a little shy in his battingla.it season, but
both of the big first basemen will no
doubt make the ball "blngle'' tliis year.
The late Dave Fontz's wife has been aa
inmate of an insane asylum for two years
She was Misa Glocke. of New York, and
was exceedingly devoted to her husband
She was his constant companion, and tha
distressing affliction which overcame her
cast a dark cloud over Foutz, and no doubt
the melancholy resultinghastened his death.
Some of the papers are wondering wheth
er Decker's "throwing arm" will ever re
cover trom the break that followed his col
lision with Cartwright on first base at
National Park last season in a game be
tween the Senators and Chicago. As Deck
er throws with hia right band and as It
was his left arm that was, broken it would "
appear to be a horse on the fellowa who
are losing sleep over the matter. Besides,
Decker stated in a letter from his Cali
fornia home several weeks ago, that tha
injure! member had entirely recovered.
In the opinion of Manager Schmelz, Balti
more has no "lead-pipe cinch' ou winninj
the pennant for the fourth time. He
says: "There are two clubs in theleague to
which little attention has been paid aa
aspirants for the pennant, which should
not be lost to sight Chicago, In the
West, and Boston, in the East They ara
two grand, good ball clubs. I think that
Boston is stronger in the box than last
season, aud that Klobedunz will prove a.
tower of strength. It he can keep on this
season as he ended the last, he will prova
one of the greatest finds of baseball in
recent years. The outfield is well forti
fied in case of injury, as both Stahl and
Tenney are first-clasa men. The strain
that the Baltimore players have been under
In derendlng the flag for three successive
years is bound to teU on them in tha
Robinson, of .the Baltimore club, Is tho
only National League catcher who captains
his team. Five of the other captains ara
outfielders, to-witr Duffy of Boston, Griffin
of Brooklyn, Dowd of St Louis, Brown of
Washington, and Donovan of Pittsburgh
The others are inriehlcrs Anson of Chi
cago, Ewmg of Cincinnati, and Tebeau of
Cleveland play first base for their re
spective teams; Joyce of New York ia a
third baseman, and Rogers, who la a flrsa
baseman, will it is thought, play second
base for the Louisville club in 1897. His
regular position is f im base, but he showed
while with Washington in 1S96 that ha
can give a good account of himself at
third base- Under the new rule forbidding
the captain of a team to leave his position
when appealing Jp the umpire, Robinson,
of Baltimore, will have a decided advan
tage, as the umpiro will seldom be mora
than a few feet from him during a game.
However, Robinson does t piny every
day, and lu his absence Leftflelder Joe
,Kelly acts as captain, so the champions
only possess a point oi vantage to the
umpiiical ear on those days that Eobby
feels like catching.