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Brooklyn lawyers dine
&AMES D. BELL CONDEMNS LONG BRIEFS
AND OPINIONS.
The annual dinner of the Brooklyn Bar Associa
tion at the Pouch Gallery. 3rooklyn, last night, was
attended by about two hundred of the leading law
yer* of Brooklyn and a majority of the local judici
ary The speakers were James D. Bell, who pre
dei: Justice John Woodward. Assistant Corpora
tion Counsel James Mcateen and Assistant District
Attorney Martin W. Littleton. Mr. Bell's address
tvas a severe criticism of the modern methods of
the legal profession, where printing was concerned.
Vtwyerf, he said, were accustomed to handing up
lengthy briefs that tried the patience of the jus
tice*. He recalled a recent case of false imprison
ment In which counsel 'landed up a brief of 117
printed pages. Tribunals often SMarted the lawyers
fey writlrg long opinions, :Tiil it was impossible for
the latter to keep up with the profession by read-
In? all si them. A justice bad recently rendered an
opinion of sixty-two printed pages, Call of quota
tions, on an unimportant case. This he compared
to the writing of an editorial with the Sid of a
pair cf shears and a paste pot.
"There Is no doubt." he continued, "that If these
ntn can manage It they are going to smother us
In a volume of printed matter. There is no law
yer's oil • that pretends to beep up. and it is a
irrcat hardship on the working lawyer and the
appellate tribunals themselves. We owe it to
ourselves to curtail these matters, and the judges
themselves owe it to us to endeavor to restore the
cIS bill of exceptions, as one means of getting rid
pf a great deal of unnecessary printing. Judges
ought to stop -writing leas; opinions unless there
Jt some point which ought to be enforced anew.' 1
Mr. Bell's speech received general approval.
Jsstice Woodward was the principal speaker. He
said In pact:
So iru'h has been said, and so well said, upon
tbe question of the Independence of the Judiciary
that 1 fear I shall be able to add little to the sym
j.osiunj. However, I may contribute my Indorse
ment to th good thincs that have been produced
•uppn this tuple, thus adding to its currency, If not
to its worth, and in this «ray aid in upbuilding 1 a
tound and enduring sentiment, which shall make
the ludiciary at least approximate o;ir ideals. But
to exercise th« power it must be supported by a
sound public sentiment, not in reference to the
fi relation to the judiciary
a general, ana this can be malm I only by the
Integrity of the men who are chosen to preside in
<>ur courts, and the healthful education which you.
gentlemen of bar. are peculiarly in a position
to disseminate throughout the community. The
ludiciary must come from the bar. and your con-
Mud as'weH as that of the court is helping to form
the popular estimate upon which must depend the
irontinued confidence in the judiciary, and that
jnoral support, without which there can be little
xequirement or much use for Judicial independence.
Among the guests were Supreme Court Justices
■Gnyncr. Goodrich. Garretson Jerks. Marean. ktad
<3ox. Stover and Smith. Sheriff Dike. Lewis Nixon.
County Ju<spe Crane and ex-County Judce Hurd.
Julian" D. Falrchild. rx-?heriff Prank 1' Creamer.
Surrogate Church and Frank Harvey Field.
THR OWIiO TTEX EG G S A T CA R.
THEY ARE INTENDED FOR XOX-CXTOX
LINEMEN, BUT WOMEN PASSEN
GERS SUFFER MOST.
A trolley car containing men taking the place
ttZ Hag telephone lineman in Yonkrrs was pelt
ed with rotten etrgs ytaTteiipaj '•■:■• sympathizer* of
the strikers. There have been several outbreaks
there since the beginning of the strike, an 1 the non
union men bow work under police protection. The
ratn 1 etc at work yesterday In Oak-eL. and were
v&tchcd by a crowd of tbe strikers." sympathizer?,
vho . [bet at them constantly. '<" Ik n the m^n quit
•work they boarded a l: "•.■-'■'• unt Vernon.
As the car reached Walnut -ft. a crowd of boys.
v.ho were :-. hiding, burst out from the corners
end assailed tl;s car. t\hifh was crowded with
rsssengcrs. wit* decayed eggs. They surrounded
the bide and pelted it with telling effect.
No Bart was made to stop the boys, who num
bered about two iOßen The motorman of the car
Instead turned on the full current and docced
down behind the front board to avoid the rusil
»ade. The passengers were in an uproar, the non
union men having hurried in from the Dear plat
form. All the windows of the car were pelted, ana
■si-hen the rear of the car presented itself a dozen
*ggs flew among the huddled passengers. Every
jstn. though, for whom the eggs were intended,
■escaped, while the other passengers, many of whom
v-ere worsen, suffered.
""he passengers who were awaiting the arrival
«l*tn«*car fa Mount Vernon refused to board It
Sewing to Us awful appearance and condition, not
•withstaniiiEg that water and brooms were liberally
■used to clean It It Is expected that arrests will
result from the attack.
ZCHREIHFR XQT X WIFB US WILL.
"WOMAN ON WHOM HE WAS SAID TO HAVE
LAVISHED EMBEZZLED MONEY MAKES
LAWYER CHIEF BENEFICIARY.
The will of Anna Sharp, said to have been th
u-oman on whom William Bchrelber. the Elizabeth
port, N. J.. bank defaulter, now a fugitive from
Justice in Honduras, lax-ished the greater portion
of the H05.00d which be ombezzled. has teen tiled
1- the office of the Surrogate in this city. Her es
tate is valued at $i.2"'\
The testatrix describes herself as Anna Sharp.
formerly Jones, formerly Campbell. She left to
Josephine Ber.nctt all her household effects, ex
cept her plane and pictures. She gave Alma. r«m-
Ipletor. her diamond heart. To her maid, Mary
Mason, the testatrix leaves clotbJas. a piano and a
diamond horseshoe. The rest of her property goes
10 William Grossman, the executor The will was
dated February 21. BOS. Mrs. Sharp died here on
February .-». The petition for the probate of the
Will was presented by William Grossman, of the
■firm of House. Grossman & Vorhaus. who is the
chief beneficiary, and sets out that the testatrix
left a husband, William L. Sharp, living at Knox
ville, Term. Seven aunts and two uncles i.i various
tarts cf the country survive her.
"^;.::ajn Schreiber. who is charged with having
embezzled JIG6.COO from the Elizabethport Banking
Company, is working on a banana farm la Hon
duras. Last week be wrote to a friend here say
hag that be expected to pay back what he owed
the hank and commenting or. th*- woman's death.
■l letter read ir. part:
I am pained to hear the terrible news of poor
Anna's death, although 1 rather expected it at
any time, for I knew she was In bad health— in
fact, the has been afflicted for the last four years.
Well, now that she is gone, if it was not for my
dear mother and sister at home, I would not hesi
tate to go the same route with Anna, but I must
fight it out and will to the very last. I will be able
Inside of e!x year? to have enough to square my
self with the" bank and return to my home and
friends and commence life over in a. different way.
I owe the bank not over 515,000 at the very most, if
that much.
In fact, the last thr^e months I was in New- York
I did not know really what I dii.
TING FOR JUDGE r»A VIS'S WILL
HIS WIDOW OBTAINS COURT ORDER TO
OPEN HIS STRONG BOX.
Mr«. Ellen M. Davis, widow of Judge. Noah
Davis, obtained an orrder from Surrogate Thomas
yesterday to open her husband's strong box in the
Lincoln Safe Deposit Company's vaults. Mrs.
"arts is searching for a will.
AGUXST TERVTYAI. HILL.
BROOKLYN DEMOCRATIC CLUB WILL ADOPT
RESOLUTIONS OPPOSING MEASURE
FOR THE CENTRAL^
At a meeting of the Brooklyn Democratic Club,
of which Edward M. Shepard is the leading spirit,
to be held on Aoril 10. a set of resolutions will be
presented and acted on protesting against the
enactment of the bill proposed in the interest of
the New- York Central Railroad Company with
respect to the extension of Us terminal and other
facilities, and requesting the Governor to veto the
L:.. The rtsolutions ar« In part as follows:
Under this bill any railroad company having
terminal facilities within the city of New-York
n.-y upon the consent of the State Railroad
Board, and against the objection of the Mayor.
'■•■• ' Hoard of Aldermen, the Board of Estimate.
UM apia Transit Board and all other local au
.r-.orliics. appropriate any of the streets of New-
Jorh. close any of them wholly or in part, open
ur.y new etr*-ets, obstruct other legitimate rail
road «Tterr.rißfcs and rapid transit.
it wj| be an amazing prostration of the home
iSJ powers "1 the (real New-York to provide
'. . ' J r , an en ! ■*» may ... disposed of without the
f" 1 ' of v,*u ,* local authorities. The constitution of
f ", _iate intended to imnm those questions to
weal authorities, and they shouM remain there
.ipe Brooklyn Democratic Club protests against
tne prOpo6Ulon contained In th« bill giving rail
l** c ° r PoraUons the right to acquire by con
"•nanon the public property of the city 'in the
same manner as they may now acquire private
property. It is a violation of every sound principle
that a private corporation should have the power
to acquire property held in trust for the public
without the assent of those vested by the votes
of the people or by law with the protection of the
public interests.
This bill is the most dangerous blow which for
a generation has been dealt at the home rule
powers of the metropolis. The Brooklyn Demo
cratic Club earnestly trusts that the Mayor and
the Controller and other authorities of the city will
earnestly protest against th ■ bill before the Gov
ernor, and that In any event the Governor will
avert this disaster from our city.
THE CIRCUS SEASON OPENS.
DIAYALOS "LOOP THE LOOP" THRILL
ING. BUT BRIEF.
ENOUGH OTHER FEATURES TO MAKE A
MAN WHO TRIES TO SEE THEM ALL,
CROSSEYED— SOMETHING WRONG
WITH CLOWNS.
The most novel and the most widely advertised
feature of Forepaugh & Sells Brothers United
Shows, which opened their season last evening at
Madison Square Garden, occupied a fraction of
time somewhere between a half and three-quarters
of a second. It was the much heralded feat of
"danger defying Diavalo." Clad in a. suit of tights
that had apparently been used by Edouard de
Reszke or Joseph Callahan in their justly renowned
impersonations of MephtetopbeJes, Diavalo shot
down an inclined plane from the top of the Garden
and "looped the loop" on his heavy bicycle. It is
really a picturesque performance, though it is over
so soon, and th* preparations for it are made as
Impressive as possible, only loss impressive, in fact.
than the language employed by the press agent in
his description of the "stunt."
Otherwise the circus is much the same as usual.
One might say, perhaps, that it has less novelty
than usual and that there arc possibly one or two
too many old friends among the performers, but
such criticism would be carping, indeed, for there
Is everything there that anybody wants to sop in a
circus and more than any one man can see without
getting -crosseyed.
By far the prettiest and most graceful per
formance of the evening was that of the "Ten
Fecrless Potters. who have the distinction of
deserving the adjectives bestowed upon them by
the enthusiastic press agent. It is hard to see
how the gyrations and arcs that they describe
through the atmosphere away up amid a tangle of
Iron girders and electric lights could be excelled.
Last night's audience gazed at them as if hyp
notized. One of the Potters, a yellow haired •wom
an, was particularly graceful, and seamed utterly
devoid of fear. She allowed herself to be tossed
about. from one Potter to another, turning double
somersaults between perches and generally finding
■ pair Of nun Is at the right place when she had to
find them or fall to the net far below. She was
actually as clay in the hand? of the Potters.
The Aurora Zouaves drill in presto time as neatly
as ever (hey did; a man possessed of pipe stem
legs rides up and down a spiral tower on m single
v.-heel; four high school horses Cakewalk together
most marvellously; the trained elephants "dance";
all kinds of horses amble amiably around th» three
rings, while g,-;j ly attired men and women do hops,
skips and Jumps on their backs and pretend cheer
fully that they are going at terrifying speed; a
baud of trained dogs go through their programme
•while eight Shetland ponies are doing their duty
near by; the Flack rope, walkers and the Japanese
jugglers, and many another specialist of the saw
dust ring are all to be seen and admired. It is
therefore reasonable to suppose that he who goes
to "take the rhil-iren" will enjoy himself as well
a?- when he last offered that ancient excuse.
These is one department of the show, however,
that must be exhorted t3 "brace up." and that is
the c!owi:f. They are not half as funny as the
posters say they are. It seems to the writer that
they used to 'be. too Where is the trick donkey
that it used to be every small boy's pride and joy
to ride? Where Is the Infinitely tall. fleshlesa
clown, that use! to have the boxing match with
the Ineffably short, fat jester? Where Is the- - But
what's the use of asking where they are? Where
*ver they are. though, they ought to *■■> and get
them, for the "phuriously phunny pheuowa" that
have succeeded to their jobs are not the mirth
provoking chaps of our boyhood. Or Is it that the
same things don't Perish the thought! It 3 n't
be that. Has not the absence of certain of the
plants of wit already been called to mind?
CHINESE EXCLUSION.
EX-SECKETART FOSTER CONDEMN? FRO
POSED LEGISLATION' IN' CONGREP3
AND POINTS OUT INJUSTICE.
In this week's Issue of "The Christian Endeavor
World" John W. Foster. ex-Secretary at State,
writes of "•Congress and the Chinese Exclusion
Bills " En the course of his article he says:
The laws of Congress now in force, enacted
ostensibly to carry out t'.ie terms of the. treaty, ex
pire by limitation in May of this year; and it be
comes necessary to re-enact them or to pass others
in their place. Hence the present discussion and
the bills now pending in Congress on this sub
ject. ...
It Is to be borne in mind that the United States
lias entered with China Into a solemn treaty for
the regulation of the. immigration of Chinese into
this country, and that the legislation now pending
is ostensibly based upon the treaty of 1894, and to
be enacted to eive effect to the treaty.
Article [] of the treaty sets forth with unusual
particularity under what conditions a Chinese
laborer might temporary leave the United States
and return TV;! this b'll (the Senate measure,
known as th» "Pacific States bill") adds conditions
not warranted by the treaty, some of them absurd
snd Impossible of ascertainment. . . .
After considering the conditions in regard to
laborers, Mr. Foster takes up the conditions in re
gard to Chinese not of the laboring class, which,
he says, ar« more unjust. After discussing them,
he adds:
Here are five conditions, paeh of which Is made a
requisite to the admission Into the. United States.
not on of which Is authorized by the treaty; and,
to crown the absurdity of the proposed legislation.
it is provided that a subordinate inspector in the
San Francisco custom house, who knows not a
Elnele word of the Chinese language, and littl<?. if
anything of the educational Institutions of that
cultured people, shall pass upon the qualifications
of the teacher or professor. The- treaty is explicit
as to the character of the certificate which the.
teacher must present, and'no other can be required
■with a due regard to treaty stipulations.
When the provision of the bill as to student? Is
examined it will be round to be equally absurd
and impossible of observance. ...
Here are four or five conditions, two being in tno
alternative, none of which are warranted by the
treaty which must be established to the satisfac
tion of the immigration inspector before a student
can be admitted to the United States. _
In regard to merchants, the writer says, after
considering the provisions of the bill:
In many cases of bona fide merchants these
conditions will prove impossible of fulfilment Ann
It is repugnant to the ideas of justice and to order
ly judicial proceedings to cast discredit as wit
nesses upon a whole race or nationality, and it is
certainly in violation of "the favored nation
clause of the treaty already cited, as no such rule
Is enforced against either our own citizens or those
of any other nation with which we have treaties.
I could cite other provisions of the bill as re
pugnant to the treaty and to Justice as those a bovo
given, did the limitations of this article permit.
Mr. Foster quote 3as follows from a recent opin
ion of the Attorney General In a case which came
before, him
"I must find however, that under th<* peculiar
nature and language of those laws it is not P/»fJ
reeognlse th^ appeal to considerations o. ele
mentary Justice and humanity (even if well fouml
ed> or M bring the case within the scope of an
act' of executive ckmency. The CWneseexelusion
laws are necessarily rigorous, and of the highest
degree of technicality, and do not permit the Im
position of maxims of equity, which commend and
command judicial authorities to ?< -arch with scrup
ulous cure for a -way to do justice when the tech
nicalities of the law present ctstrucuons.
" When the highest legal authority ln our govern
ment Is forced to make such humiliating admis
sions as the foregoing. I submit to every fair
minded and Christian citizen who has regard for
the honor of his country whether it Is not Incum
bent upon ti*m to make his voice heard at Wash
ington to remenstra«ee H»;ainst the pending legis
lation.
LOXGSHOREVEX STRIKE AT HALIFAX.
Halifax. N. S., April 2.— The steamship freight
handlers of the Longshoremen's Union to the num
be«- of about five hundred are all out on strike to
day. The Allan Line steamer Sardinian's Halifax
cargo Is being discharged by the ship's crew, while,
a Kan? of white and colored non-union men are
discharging the cargo of the steamer Dalton Hall
from England. The steamer Halifax, which sailed
for Boston to-day, had nearly all her cargo loaded
last night before the strike went into effect, and
the little remaining to be put on board this morn
ing was handled by a few non-ulon men who have
been employed about the wharf all along. The
union men did not interfere , with the non-union
Tne steamer Oruro arrived this evening from St.
John to load for the West Indies, and several hun
ted tons of cargo here await shipment on the
earner hut the men reft:*.- to handle it. There
is a possiMHty that the strike may extend to St.
Tohn as it Is said the union men there will In all
r.tobabilltv refuse, to handle the cargo taken there
on steamers from this port.
NEW- YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. THURSDAY. APRIL 3. 1902.
J3HHHS
A. G. SPALDING RESIGNS.
W. C. TEMPLE ELECTED PRESIDENT
OF THE LEAGUE-HEADQUARTERS
TO BE IX NEW-YORK.
A. GL Spalding has voluntarily retired as the
president of the National Baseball League and W.
C. Tempio, of Pittsburgh has been elected the head
of the oldtime organization. Consequently peace
prevails for the time being in the professional base
ball world, but another war will in all probability
be begun before the club owners remove their rub
m-r shoes and start for their homes. Tn his resigna
tion Mr. Spalding- admits that he has found it im
possible to bring about reforms In professional
bus. hall at this time and thinks that the best inter
ests of the game demand his retirement for the
pr< seat.
\V. C. Temple, the newly elected president, is a
man of wealth in Pittsburg. and has been a devoted
follower of the game for many years. He was at
one time financially interested in the Pittsburg
club, and has always been one of its strongest sup
porters. It was he who gave the Temple Cup for
competition a few years ago. His friends say that
he is a man who will see that professional baseball
is conducted decently, anil that is about all that the
followers of the game can expect at this time.
SPALDING RESIGNED ON MARCH 8.
Mr. Bpaldlng's resignation was dated March 8,
and was, consequently, nearly a month old before
som- 1 of the club owners had any idea that it was
in existence. "With the two factions as solidly op
posed to each other as they have been since the
December meeting, the resignation enabled the
club owners to at once get down to business. First,
the name of Edward B. Talent, the former owner
of the New-York club, was presented, but it was
shown that Mr. Talcott would not take the of
fice. There was some talk of John M. Ward. the
old leader of the local team and now a lawyer, as
being the best man fer the place. Then Frank r>e
Haas Hobison, of St. Louis, placed In nomination
the name. of W. C. Temple, and. as Mr. Temple
was acceptable to all, he was at once informed at
his homo at Pittsburg of his election. Mr. Temple,
understands the gam- , and is said to be a man of
foron and decision. How ho will handle the local
situation will be watched with interest, and his
failure or success will determine whether profes
sional baseball is to be conducted decently or other
wise.
The National League has agreed that In the.
future no session of the organization can be con
tinued after 11 p. m. The meeting at the Fifth
Avenue Hotel adjourned at that time last night.
Much of the evening session had been devoted to
going over the prepared schedules of championship
games. The three schedules were the work of C. H.
Ebhets, of Brooklyn; N. E. Young, of Washington,
and F. De Haas Robison. of Ft. Louis. It is the ef
fort of the club owners to pick out the good points
at each, and then combine upon one schedule which
Will come as near a? possible to suiting every
body. N. K. Young is expected to remain secre
tary-treasurer, but be will remove his attic* from
Washington to this city. It Is generally admitted
that the headquarters of th* league ought to be
here.
It Is said that Messrs. Dreyfus, of Pittsburg-, and
Freedman. of New- York, exchanged decidedly un
complimentary remarks regarding each other at
the meeting. Mr. Temple is a warm personal frl»nd
of Mr. Dreyfus. "It Is expected that the schedule
will be adopted to-day, when the club owners will
go to their home*.
TO FIGHT AMERICAN LEAGUE.
The club owners of the league have made, tip
their minds to !*ght tha American league to a
finish. It was said late last night. Certain club
owners of the younger organization have recently
made overtures of peace, but it is paid that all such
signs of friendship will be Ignored. In discussing
a possible peace arrangement one of the, league men
said last night :
"This Is not th« time to talk of peace between
the two organizations. The American League has
been robbing us of our players for tho last year.
The players are our stock In trad* Now, do you
suppose that w« ar« going to submit to any euch
terms? It will be war to th» knlf". Th* American
League has found out that it Is payliiK salaries far
In excess of its incom*. and naturally wants to
make an agreement by which it will M able to cut
down thosa salaries. But the old league is not in
a humor at this time to assist in any such under
taking. Our internal strife has been costly, but I
suppose we had to have it "
F. A. Abell. the owner of the Brooklyn club, again
refused to take any part In the meeting, preferring
to sit in the corridors and talk baseball with his
friends. He was disappointed at Mr. Spaldlns's po
sition, and said he would have been satisfied to
have fought for ton years, if such a thing had been
necessary. The letter or resignation by Mr. Bnald
ing was as follows:
In accepting the presidency of the National
League to which office I was informed last De
cember l had !••< n duly elected, 1 promulgated the
following platform ac the policy of my administra
tion:
••To promote foster, elevate and perpetuate the
game of baseball, the national field sport of
America.
"To eliminate all objectionable features that may
tend to degrade and demoralize the sport.
"To Inculcate in rhe governors of the game, club
officials, umpires players and every one interested
in or connected with this national sport, a realiza
tion of what true sportsmanship is and to subordi
nate the financial side of the game.
"To cultivate among the players a desire for the
highest athletic development, that they may. by
their Bkllfulness, Integrity and gentlemanly deport
ment, both on and off tht> field, raise their profes
sion to a high plane and add lustre and Interest
to the national game.
"To establish a central governing? body in wiiioh
all professional baseball Interests shall be properly
represented, this body to be clothed with ample
power to carry Into effect those and other objects
that tend to maintain the integrity and high stand
dard of the. game."
Conditions have arisen which, in my opinion,
make it impossible at this time to carry out all
the principles embodied in th* above platform, and
as no compromise or modification of these princi
ples will be satisfactory to me, 1 have decided to
discontinue further efforts in this direction, and
hereby tender my resignation as president of the
National League, and respectfully insist that it be
accepted without delay.
I wish to emphatically declare that [ am prompt
ed in this action solely by the belief that prolong
ing a factional political warfare into the playing
season would be distasteful to the public. Injurious
to the National League in particular, and to pro
fessional baseball In general.
OLD RULES TO BE IN FORCE.
The club owners decided to play under the same
rules as in force, last year. The foul strike rule
was incorporated in the book of rules. This rule
was in force last season, but was not in the book
of rule?. It was decided that the pitcher should
not have more than one minute to w.Tm up in be
fore any one inning before delivering the ball, he
not being allowed to deliver more than five balls
before play.
Soden, Koblnson and I'ulliam were named as a
committee to decide on what ball is to be used the
coming season. Messrs. Youn*. Hart, Ebbetts and
Dreyfuss were named as a committee to take the
three playing schedules that have been submitted
and go over them, and draft a schedule that they
•will probably submit to the league meeting this
afternoon.
PRINCETON PITCHER INJURED.
Princeton, N. J. April 2 (Special).— The Tigers
are temporarily without their regular pitcher,
Underfill!, who returned from the South to-day
with a badly wrenched knee. He will be unable to
pitch for the team for two or three weeks, and in
the mean time Stevens and Kafer will be called on
to do the twirling. Underbill injured his knee in
the second Georgetown game, and Kafer and Stev
ens did the pitching in the games with the Uni
versity of Virginia yesterday and to-day. As the
*nm>-s on the schedule for the next three weeks
are all with teams representing small colleges, it
is. thought the team will not suffer very much on
account of his absence.
PRINCETON, Iti: VIRGINIA, 2.
Richmond, Va.. April 2.- -At Charlottesville (seven
innings):
R. H. E
Princeton 6 0 4 3 0 0 .<!-- IS 12 2
University of Virginia ... .0 01000 1— 2 7 11
Katterlej — Stevens and Grren; Carter and Peet* anil J.
Mason. _ '
GEORGETOWN. 11; PENNSYLVANIA, 2.
!nY TF.LEGKArn to Tn r . tt.ibcxe.]
Washington. April -The University of Penn
sylvania met her first defeat of the season in tivo
games on her Southern trip at the hands of George-
town to-day by a score of 11 to 2. Reynolds started
to pitch for Pennsylvania, but had no control over
his underhand delivery, and after" an accumulation
of six free passes 10 first base, two wild pitches,
four singles, two doubles and six errors, by the end
of the fourth inning Groves was substituted. Ex
cept for a wild throw. Groves pitched in perfect
form, allowed only three scattered hits, and re
tired Georgetown in order in each inning except
the eighth. For five innings Pennsylvania was at
the mercy of ilackay, who had perfect control and
struck out six men. allowing only two scattered
hits. Fay succeeded Mackay in the sixth inning,
and although Collier started a batting fusilade of
four successive singles in the eighth inning and
two hits were bunched in the ninth inning. Penn
sylvania succeeded in scoring only one run off Fay.
Score by iinnings:
R. H. E.
Georgetown 4 0 3 4 " » ft 0 o—ll » 2
Pennsylvania 0 0 1 0 <> 0 0 1 0 — L 1L 1 10 7
— Mackay and Drill, and Fay and Drake, for
Georgetown: Reynolds and Wolfe, and Grove* and Car
r!ss, for Pennsylvania. Umpire — Mr. Bet's. Time — 2:00.
WEEKES TO FLAY BASEBALL.
COLUMBIA'S REMARKABLE ALL AROryp
ATHLETE TO TRY ANOTHER BRANCH
OF SPORT.
Harold H. V.'eekes, of Columbia, Is one of the
most remarkable all around athletes in anj- of the
universities to-day. Weekea :\s at present trying
for the Columbia University baseball team. H>* has
' V.( M . •— ft.CS
Columbia » «.... . - -• .or bas?r*ll
„uutic4 on South n»i.i.
been the star halfback of tho football team for
three years, is about the best sprinter in the uni
versity, is a strong man. a fair oarsman and a
good skater. If Weekea can do as well in baseball
as he has already done in athletics and on the
gridiron ho will bo of vast service to the team,
from which Columbia expects much this season.
ABBOTT WEST POINT'S CAPTAIN.
CADETS TO PLAY ANNAPOLIS ON MAY IT.
West Point. N. V., April 2 (Special).— Cadet Stephen
Abbott will captain the Military Academy baseball
team this season. The early graduation of last
year's class deprived tho baseball team of it 3 cap
tain, and to organize a victorious team from the
STEPHEN ABBOTT.
Captain of the West Point baseball team.
(Copyright by Pad" BroaO
material left In the under classes was a tack unani
mously assigns! to Cadet Abhott. He was re
eleoted at the close of the season, Cadet Abbott
played two years on the Chicago l.mversity team.
dames have been scheduled with the .tn Kegi
inent v..!.. Harvard, the I'niversity of Pennsyl
vania ami Xew-York University. Th« principal
Bane, however, In the cadets 1 view, win be played
with Annapolis on May 17.
COLUMBIA, 7: NEW-YORK, UNIVERSITY. 3.
The baseball team of New-Tork University was
defeated by Columbia in an Interesting game played
on Ohio Field yesterday afternoon, the score being
7 to 3in faior of Columbia. There war* few errors
made, considering this was the first game or tho
season for both teams ami the last that the
weather was rather cold for baseball.

FISHING IX MAIXt: BEGUX.
The ice is out of Sabaso Lake, Maine, and tba
spring fishing has begun. The fishing is said to be
good.
EASTER CHURCH ELECTIONS.
The following results of Basts* elections in Epis
copal parishes are announced:
St Stephen's. Brooklyn Wardens, A X r-rnri
and'x. CTttirdenhelm; v. ,t,y.T. ; i:. \v_ a Pangborn,
F. w. Farnbam, .1. W. Clark, 1. J. Kn,owles»J. B.
G. Atkinson. C. Pickslay, n. Babeoek and w. h
61 Mark"3 Brooklyn— W.-inims, Clement Lockitt
and' B C. Uinman; vestrymen, E. J. < anapbeu,
Kdwnnl M Johnston. Charles A. Bryan, Theodore
SVieperl J W Worthinaton, I 'ivine F. Burtia. A.
W. Sferritt and Andrew Maerery.
<t Ignatius I*—Wardens.1 *— Wardens. < narlea F. Zabriskie and
John w. Emerson: vestrymen, Richard W.
Ington Edward Marcus, Colon. l N. 8. Brinion. Rob
err A MeKim, Charles I. Chambers, Georaa U
Hawkins. A. C. B. Hawthorne- aiM 11. IC \ lvK-.
st Uike's, Montclalr. x. J.— Wardens, D. N. Force
and Frederick W Gwinn; vestrymen, E. A. Brad
ley X G Burgess, J. T. Weeks, George 3. Wich
man. Cbarlea Armitage. w«bsta?ana Bayard
St Pster'a Church— Wardens, K. Holbrook and
Douglas Taylor: vestrymen, James W. KUar,
Joseph W Cushman, Edward D. Franklin, Reuben
v .Smith. George F. Wilcoxson, Rudolph r. Fat»-r,
William T. Watson and Lawrence Middleton.
Trinity Church— Wardens, John H. Caswell ard
Wiliiam Jay; vestrymen. Edmund D. Randolph,
Hermann li- Cammaan, George M. Colt, Elihu
Chauncey Richard D«lafleld, Sidney Webster. John
T Locknian. David B. Ogden, Richard M. Derby.
Hicks \rnold, Stuyvesant Fish. Xicholas P. Palmer,
William M Polk. Francis 3. Bar.ffs, J. Howard Van
Amrlm'p 8 Edward Nash. Henry C. Swords, John
Jacob Astor, Charles A. P'hermerhorn and William
Barclay Parsons. .'—»".» ■.
Church of the Archangel— W aidens. J. Oscar Marr
and James Hulme Canfleld; vestrymen. Henry I.
Thornton George A. Nelson. Frank Keck. William
H~ Crane' Hamilton M. Weed and William B. Short.
Calvary Church. Fourth-avft and Twenty-nrst-
s t —Wardens. James J. Goodwin and Samuel L>.
Babcock' vestrymen. David Huntington. Oliver G.
Barton. Spencer Aktrieh. Ahram S. Hewitt, Georgo
Zabriskie William B. Boulton. Herbert B. Turner
and Henry Parish, jr.
A.II Angels', West En<l- ne. and Eighty-first-st.—
"\Vardens. T>. M. Holmes and Charles F. Hoffman,
jr.; vestrymen, J V. V. Olcott. LL. D.. Thomas
Dimond, E. Revel Smith, George C. Clarke, B, 8.
Palmer, W. W. Flannagan. L. liaflin Kellogg. C. M.
Wicker and William Carroll
Church of tho Iriercesaion, One-hundred-and
flfty-ninth-st. and Broadway— Wardens, E. S.
Whitman and Pr. L. A. Rodenstein; vestrymen,
p W Foster. J. R. Fellows. John Doty. E O
Clark. C. L Gritrln, B. F. Cromwell. Dr. W. T.
Alexander and T. Hugh Boorman.
Grace Church. Xutley. N. J— Wardens, R J. M.
Chase and James R. Hay; vestrymen, Chariea S
Thurston. Gilbert R. Livingston, Charles A. Whit
ney, Frederick Paris. Alpheus Geer. N. F. Carryl.
Ge'orcp B. Douglas- and 11. L. Fenton.
Church of Bt. James, Newark— Wardens. P, B.
Mockrldge and J. O. Baker; vestrymen. Sydney X.
Ogden, A. W. Post, John Townley. Ambrose Tomp
fcfits. Burton L« R. Hare, Dr. F. W. Corwin and
Alfred Benjamin.
RACETRACK.
FOUR FAVORITES WIN* AT BENNINGS.
Washington. April 2.— First Chord. Tamarin. Cal
gary and Melsterslnger were the winning favorites
at Bennlngs to-day. Tamarin won the hurdle race
easily, and Orontas. the outsider in the handicap,
handily won from the odds on favorite Lamp o'Lee.
The weather was clear and the track fast. Sum
maries:
First race (purse $400: six and one-half tart— g») . OoM
Fox. 107 (Booker*. S to 5. won: Fonsoluca. 100 <\Vonderly>.
even. second; Hampshire. 106 iS«aton). 3O to 1. third.
Time. l:M*s. Gwynne. Ringleader, Gink I. Baty;ih.
Asterjr and H«ndrtcks •!*" ran.
Second race (purse Jim 1 , (out and one-iialf furlons3> —
First Chord. 10T (oaom>. 2 to S. won: Agio. UK •' I»aly».
4 to 1, Mcoa4: Aurifer. 10* iLandryt. *» to I. third.
Time. ■'..-,■>■-.,. Clue Miracle. Royal Ensign sad A:• ■■•
Harding also ran. .
Third i. >>•-• ipursa $400: hurdle; one and on«-hai: mi»»)
Tarnarir,. 149 iFlnnesan). 2 to 1. won: Farrell. 141 «jay
lor>. ;. to 2. second; Gould. i".2 (Hunt*. £• to 1. th>«».
Time 2:30 Tankard. .1. A. Warner. Handvlc*. Prince
Plausible and Idle Way* also ran. Cheval D"Or fell.
Fourth race (purse. ii>«'. seven furton«s>— C»*»ry. ll"»
<Sneai. 7 to 10. won; Fahiu.-. 107 (Brennani. 10 tr. 1.
second: Woodchuck, 102 (Booker*. S to 1. third. .Ira».
1:33. The Glue Coat. Florad. Will. Biff. Pigeon »•».
Foxy Curler and Buck Lode-e also ran. c .
Fifth race (purse MOO; six furlongs > — Meistersilnssr. N>
(Sh*a>. 6 to i. won: Carroll D.. 101 (Wonderly), h to ...
second; Iraoeriaiist. 108 »Oiom>. ■* to 1. tairJ. »im«. 1:1 s .
Trump. R;ghtaway. High Carnival and Th« Bandit also
ran.
Sixth race (purse $4f*>: ona mile and 1M yardsi-r-
Orontas. 123 (Bake). 7 to 1. won: Lam D tfl**. In
(Wonderl<->, 2 to 9 second: Ohnet. 115 (Odom). 13 to a.
third. Time. 1:5.1 75. Three starters.
ENTRIES FOR TO-DAY.
First race (six and cne-haif furlongs) — Advooator, 123:
Princess Otillfr. I 1»; Lac, 1"-: Man of War. 100.
Second race (four and one-half furlong 3) — Toscan. »•*:
Blue and Orange. 107; Alan. li>4: Frocks and Frills. I*>»-
Third race (seven furlongs) — 'A ■:■■:• 118; Water
Alone. Ill: I'hilma Paxton. 1»S: Handicapper. .'■ ll :
Caithness. «>: Red Damsel. S.«: Playlike J>4.
Fourth race (mx Sha»*«ißeld. MS: M* and
Ends. l<-; ; Woodchuck. |0S; Bermuda Kins. 103: Roue.
103; Ashbrook. ICS: I-eslie. lf>3: Bruce. 103; Gay HiMa.
101: The Bandit. 101: Nuptial. 101. , „ . w
Fifth race fsix and . .ne-ha.lt furlong— Alr«. "*•
Begsar Lady ill: Slnonla 111: Curtsey. Ill; ;***J
Alarm. Ill; Caithness. 105; Tenagra. '"'■ Donna
"^xfh- rare r : ,ix furlong-Hum Honey. i.«: Fir , Buj
■oil 101- Eminem-? II 1"' Merry Honrß, Mi ess
vous, 101; Slay .' . 101.
RESULTS AT OAKLAND.
San Francisco. April 2.— At Oakland the weather
was clear, but the track was heavy. F.eeults:
First rare (selling : six and one-fcalf _ '«' to "« l rr — 1«
minister. 105 «U Jackson), .s to i,iw«: £' lv \ 7,„ 1
?ird Time 12! " Syce. I-a Colma. Tib?. Rilli?!*. B»« -
est. Marmmo. a;-,.i..; lleadatron,: and Road A ent ateo
"s^-ond race toiri"?; «n<>-rtalf mile)— H'eh OjanceTlOft.
113 Jconlo™. 'l o V.. won: Tom Mitchell. 110 <Ransch». .
Time. 0:V». Hornet, Leo Nolan. Est*y and Ustn also
"Third race (sellintr: mm dnr U«f« V^'a'^vT".!
104 (Rar.srh). 4 to 3. won: Our I>lz7.le. 10.. «.. &****• '''
to 1 *•-■ nd; rantivate. 102 (Ransom*. 1.. to 1. third.
Tim. : 1 "■■•■< Poll!* WeithofT. Midnight Chime* Derer
eaux.' HonUaaali and Decor also ran.
Fourth rare (handicap: one mile and one-etentM—Posi
tion. ins (Hoar>. :i ; 2 to 1. won: Colonel F.a:iantyr,<% V?
<Ratnsch> .". to 1. second: Janice. 110 (!• Jack?on>. » to I
third. Time. 1 -5«. Bra** also ran.
Fifth rare (selling: thr^-ffurths of a ml!e>— Botanr. -)■•
■ Ransrh>. 8» •„ !. won: Isalin". ICC I. - ; ksnn). -"> 1.
tecoad: •fao.iuemir.ot. 91 (WlnstetO. 9 la 1. third. Tim».
1 ;-. ii •■•■. Ttmhurn. "IVvominz and Florin"! so ran.
Sixth race (aellhi*: on- mil*) .\r.- ■'.-. 110 (Troxler).
3'- 2 to 1. won; Redwald.'KH (Daly). * to 1. second: Hortan.
lfrl (Ransch), 3 to 1. third Time. l:42*i. Pr. Fernnys.
Jim Hale. Impromptu and Dorian al?o • >-
MALLORY SHOWS GOOD FORM.
Memphis. Term.. April 2.— By winnins: th» Gaston
Hotel Stakes, at four furlongs. for two-year-old?,
at Montgomery Park to-oay. Mallory proved that
hr is the best two-year-old shown here so far th ' 3
season. Th<» raca brought to the post seven of the
highest class youngsters at the track. Spencer
Retff, a good looking edh from the Schorr statir,
was a decided favorite at evens, while llallory was
held at Bto s.by. by the bookmaker?. Off to a fair
start, Mallory won handily, Spencer Reiff tot lbs
worst of the start, and couH not get up with Un
leaders.
Drummond was an odds on favorit- for the first
race at five and one-half furlongs. Dean took him
to tho front early, and won handily from Lee
Nutter. In the second race, it six furlongs. ttar
in? ruled an even favorite, and won m a romp by
thro* lengths. Kings Lady. a smart fuly. 1 V rr * B »*iJ*
Bennett stable, won the third even, at half a mile.
Jn"a canter from Philo. Malay was favorite for
the fifth race, at one and one-sixteenth miles bu.
W. B. Gates came with a rush in the stretch. beat
in? Trebor a length. In the last race Emathion
was played heavily at evens. He was not up to a
race however. I.ady Wadsworth. a loos shot, win
ninibv a neck from Harry \Vilson The weather
was clear and the track fast. Results follow:
First race Mtat; five and »e-h»lf r turl ? n f -Dn:-.:
mond. 101 tDean.. 7 to 10. won; I*e Nutter ,102 LiTvlse>>.
12 to i and sto 1. aecond: Kin? Tatius. 00 u-w.i. _1« «
third. Time. 1:00' >. Sly Mall CTarena. Hernew, Bill
i--M*-»n and Silver Owl also ran.
Sd race <3K fur:on CS >-Warln- 1W (Turner, e vea.
won: Toah. 101 (WaUlO. 20 g 1 and 6 to 1. »e™nJ. £ e«b.
114 «Robertson>. d to 1. third. Time. 1:114- Amper». >t
ttS&SMI furlon gS) -Kin« Lady. *>
fHe!~soni •"• to 2. wen; Fhllo. l(-t> tOtis), CS to I MiS
tVi:' Becond:8 econd: KerrvllK-. PS ,Birk-nruth.. 7 I thircl.
Tima. 0:43-,. Impetuous. Rainy C Fancy M^ 1 -
land. CouracA. Qu«en ReT. Step Around. Miss --3". r l p % a . n -
Elizabeth Anderson sad rsntatsa al=o ran. %est.» ran
a Fourth race (Gaston Hotel Stakes; fonr ,' urlo «"^aJ:
,__.. n a ,i-obum» *> to 5. won: Dr. Walker, ll* iDom-
Mck). M !•> lS - to 1- s«ond: Foor Boy. 113 ,Wink
fli'dl 15 t. i. ibiri Time. o:sWi Bp«n •- '..-■..
iluverik. Stdi C. harm an.l H-nry MoDaniel als>i ran.
" Firth r. ■: (MUiiuc; on- and one-sUteeatli ml es)— "VV . .. F.
ait*-" 113 tfoburn) 7 t0 -• won: Tret r. tC9 *Domin'.c*>.
7 '/- i «nd > Ml. Wand C. B Campbell. 100 ißtrken
ruthi. 4 to 1 third TUB* 1:19^-. Malay. Pay the tid
dler I>,-.p-;.in Prince. Paul Bart and Goatama a.so ram
liith rac<! is»inn» five and ona-aall lurtona*) -l*sy
Wadsworth. I*7 (Louden». lit to 1, »on: Harrj' Wi.soa. 104
(Wnoxisi .1 to 1 .icl even, second: Cadet. 04 (Helseaor.). .
to 1 third. Tim-;. 1:'W«- Prat hi an. Siphon, Cast Tr^n.
Kilnianda*oharo aal Tepper Dick also ran.
VANDERBILTS HORSES WIN AGAIN.
Paris. April 2.— "W. K. Vanderbilfs Illinois II and
Bat won respect first and second places 1:1 the
race for the Prix la Grange, the principal event of
the Maisons LaStte meeting to-day.
Kigby tAmeri'-an), on Le Vengeur, won the Prix
d'OrgevaL
JOCKEYS OFF FOR RUSSIA.
Three jockeys sailed yesterday on the steamer St.
Paul for Warsaw. Russia, where they will race for
rams an.l glory, and incidentally for a little ready
cash. Their names are J. C Mitchell, who will
rid« for Baron Block; "Johnny" Pi g..tt for Baron
I »zar and Scherer. who will ride for Baron
Davis' All three saM they expected to make a lot
of money between now ai 1 December 1, when they
will return to America.
••SHEETS'* MARTIN IN WINNING FORM.
London. April 2. -At the Royal Windsor UN
meeting to-day J. H. CSkeets") Martin, the. Amer
ican jockey, took three firsts out of six race* in
which he bad a mount.
Tha Romney Handicap was won by Wax Toy
Preston Gate came in first in the race for the
Bracknell Plate. GoWmal won the Taplow- Handi
cap.
SHOOTING.
pfORKS TN THK 6RAND AMEUICAN HAN
DiGAP.
Kansas City. Mo. April 2.— With 4?3 entries and
456 actual starters, the Grand American Handicap
opened at Blue River Park this asm ■Ing., and at
the end of lbs day 113 shots had a straight score of
€ic:ht blrda. There will be eight rounds each day.
If there be two or more .ten with a straight score
after the twenty-fifth round the high guns will
shoot to decide the contest. Perfect weather marked
the sport. The great number of hard flyers released
to-day ruined the chspces of many.
At the en I of lbs eighth round every one of the
clx former Grand American Handicap winners had
lost cue or more birds, making It almost certain
that a new man will be the winner this year. T.
W. Morfey, of Queens. Long Island. N. V.. the win
ner in ISM. lost his first bird. O. R. Dickey, of Bos
ton, winner in 1596, missed his eighth. Thomas A.
Marshall, of Kelthsburg. 111., the winner in 1337 and
1539, missed his third and eighth. H. D. Bates, of
Kidgetown, Ont.. the winner in 1900, missed the
third. EL C. Griffiths, of Pascoag, R. 1., last year's
winner, lost his fifth. E. D. Fulford, of Utica.
N V the winner In IS3S. was in bad form, and lost
his flrst fourth f>n<l fifth. Other prominent shoot
ers who failed to make a straight score to-day were
H B. Money, of Oakland, N. J.. and A. H. Fox. of
P j U A de E*niott. Fred Gilbert and W. R. Crosby.
the 32-yard men, all have straight scores^
None of the 31-yard men-Bates. Griffith?. Fox
and Marshall-succeeded in killing eight birds.
The three women shooters were the objects of
much attention from the crowd and one of them.
Mr - 9 S Johnson, of Minneapolis, had a straight
score at th* end of the day. Her shooting was of
the sensational order, ana won much applause.
"Wenonah." of California, misled three, and Annie
Oa A!t l ?he m ei S d d crthe fourth round 247 shooters had
not missed a bird. The contest will be continued
to-morrow. .
SEVERAL GAMES SAXCTIOXED.
The following games to be held in the near future
have been sanctioned by the registration committee
of the Metropolitan Association of the Amateur
Athletic Union: April 4. 4th Regiment Athletic As
sociation. Jersey City: April 5. X-vier Athletic As
sociation and Company H. Bth Regiment; April 5.
7th Regiment Athletic Association; April 7. Uth
Reeltnent Athletic Association. Brooklyn; April 12.
Company G. Sth Regiment, and at. George's Athletic
Club- June 7 Olympic Athletic Club; June 7, Xew-
Tork Athletic Club; June 14. Pastime Athletic Club;
June 21 Knights of Columbus; June 2S, Warren
Athletic' Club. Jersey City.
GOLF.
WESTERN PLAYERS _TO GATHER IN
CHICAGO TO-DAY TO mom I
SEASON'S PLANS.
Representatives from forty Western jolf dub*
are to meet in Chicago to-day to outline plans for
the coming season. It is the annual session oi the
Western Golf Association, an organization which
practically controls the sport west of the Alle
§*»■*■■ Apart from the election of officers sev
eral matters of importance are to come before tha
meeting. The recent actton of the United States
Go if Association in increasing the number to
qualify ir the national championship will probably
lead the delegates to effect similar changes in the
conditions governing the amateur and women's
championships of the Western association. Last
year at Midlothian there were one hundred entries
in the amateur contest, and as there is prospect
of a still larger field this season a change is deemed
advisable. At present sixteen players can qualify,
and an increase to thirty-two is expected to re
ceive general approval.
The Chicago Golf Club is the only organization
that has made application for the amateur tourna
ment, ar.d the majority of Western golfers are
willing that it should receive the award, especially
as the Chicago cour.se is regarded as one or the
best in the West. As r.o Western championship
can be a representative affair without the presence
of the junior players, the date selected will be
some time in midsummer, probably after the na
tional amateur championship at «lienview. At a
meeting of the executive committee last week this
decision was practically unanimous. The final
choice will be made by the board of directors.
The ticket or officers for th« ensuing year will De
presented as follows: President. William Hola
bird. Glenview Golf t:inb; vice-president, Edward
P. Marten. Eeimont Golf Club: treasurer. Alan U
Rei.l Chi. •;.;'. .c,..1f <•!-,;.; directors. William Waller.
< >;■,-.%-. -nt-iii club; Frank B. Alade, r:ue Ui Golf Club:
M Doran. Town and Country Club, of St. Paul, and
George S. McGren. Glen Echo Country Club, of St.
Louis.
NOTES <>[•• THE LINKS.
The annual championship tournament of the)
Women' 3 Golf Association, of Philadelphia, ha»
been awarded to the St. Pavid's Golf Club, to be
held in the second week in October.
The State championship ol Vermont will be> held
this year at the links of the Kkwanok GolC Club,
of Manchester, on July U. i and 5.
Louis Livingston, raptabi of the Fox Hills team.
has arranged a match with the St. Andrews GolJ
Club, to be p'ayd on the laiter's links on May IT.
CYCLING.
COASTING CONTEST * BOULEVARD EA>
FAYETTE-NOTES AND COMMENTS.
Although unsuccessful in obtaining permission •»
run its coasting contest on May 10 in Rlver3lda
Drive. Eorough President Cantor yesterday «rant
ed the Metropoie Cycling Club the necessary au
thority to hold the contest In Boulevard Lafayette.
The hill chosen is better • 1 lbs. purpose than any
of the grades on Riverside Drive, and is almost aa
accessible. It is something more than ■ half mll«
Ion?, the summit being about in line with One
hundred-acd-seventy-tifth-st. and overlooking th«
Hudson River. Th<» surface is hard and smooth
and the course is in every way well adapted, for
just such a cornet. With such a hill close at
hand, the success of the contest is now beyond
doubt, th- prizes being of a character that assures
a bis entry list. Mr. Ibbeliert. tte chairman, of No.
'r~ West One-hundred-anH-twenty-fourth-st.. is en
thusiastic over the prospects. Although it ia on»
of the best and most picturesque road 3 on Man
hattan Islai I. it is a peculiar fact that Boulevard
I afayette is little known to and little frequented
by wheelmen. Comparatively few are aw«« that
such -a beautiful highway La within such, easy
reach The Metropoie contest Is certain u> »••«■•»
in increasing tho popularity of the road.
Th«» Vigilant Cycle Club tendered to its members
and their friends a reception at its clubhouse. No.
3.-1 LeiKW-ave . in the afternoon and evening of last
Sunday, when a "pink tea" was served. The en
tire clubhouse was decorated with carnations and
roses, suitable in color to the occasion, each table
containing numerous Easter lilies, end as each
woman entered the clubhouse she was presenf<*<i
with a bouquet of American Beauty roses. The
Misse« May Pflyins. Annie. Lillie and Ida Mos?3
and Mrs. Edward E. Peterson volunteered their
services as waiters. Dancing followed dinner.
which was served at ' o'clock in the large ball
room of the clubhouse, which was decorated for
th* occasion.
Wheelmen cannot understand why the Brooklyn
Rapid Transit Company carries bicycles from
Brooklyn M Pfaw Teat on the Fifth-aye. elevated
road and nfiieri to carry them from this bor
ough to Brooklyn. Such is the case, however.
Many new bicycles have been purchased recently
in thi; borough, and the men, not wishing to rid*
over th" bridge in the crush, hay* triad to !>.u>
them earned over on the bridge cars, only to be
refused.
CLUBMEX TO EX JOY "AUTO 9 WUS.
NEW-YORK ATHLETIC MEMBERS WILIa
VISIT TRAVERS ISLAND NEXT SUNDAY. •
The member? of the New- York Athletic CM have
organized an automobile department, and it Is tha
intention of the owners of automobiles to Indulge
ia regular club runs in the coming season. There
are said to be about sixty horseless vehicles owned
by members of the club, and tha first regular run
will take place oa next Sunday. The start will
be made from the clubhouse. Fifty-nlnth-st. an.i
Sixth-aye., and will be to the country home of the
club at Travers Island. The roads to City Island;
are now In excellent condition, so that the initial
trip is pretty sure to be successful.
Members may Invite male guests to accompany
them on the trip. The start v.-ill be made at 9:3>
a. m.. and no racing Will be at:owp.l. There will
be a captain of the squad, who will set the pac«
tr-rouehout. The route will be through the East
Driveway of Central Park, up Seventh-aye..
throutrh Jerome-aye.. to One-bundred-and-elshty
ninth-st to AVebster-ave.. to Fordham. Pelham
ave and Pelh irr. Bridge to Travers Island. Whit
i',u-' i yon la chairman of the road commute act
ine with Thomas J. Regan and Frederick Vllmar.
A repair -wagon will follow the procession, to ba at
hand in case or. an emergency.
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COVRT TENNIS.
CRANE AND CAMPBELL EACH WIN THREE?
STRAIGHT GAMES IN CHAMPIONSHIP.
CONTEST IN THIS CITY. » ■ f*
Two matches were played yesterday in the court
tennis championship of America at the New- York:
Racquet and Tennis Club. The winners were
Joshua Crane, jr.. of the Boston Athletic Associa
tion and Ohv.r S. Campbell, of the New- York:
Racquet and Tennis club. each taking: three.
straight sets. _ , ,r a
The opening same was between Crane and M. 3.
Paton of the New-York Racque'. and Tennis Club,
and was full of interest. Th* former won by tha
-core of 6-4. 6-1 and •> ?.. In the second match
CamDbell had Philip Sear;., of the Boston Athletic
cfi": as an opponent, and won with the score o£
" The ( nnal9 will be played to-day, when W.
B IMn4ore jr.. and L. M. Stockton, meet In th»
«r= P KinTe atl Pm. The second game at 3p. m..
will be between Joshua Crane. Jr.. and Oliver S.
Campbell. The nnal game will take pUce on.
Saturday. - ....
SPORTING QUERIES ANSWERED. '
j S. Buach. Mabbettaville. N*. T. In a ate hande-i
gam©" of poker, and D. E. and F. came Into tha pot
ahead of their urn. they cannot fores out C . who ha»
saw nothing V. E. an.i F. can either withdraw their
ant- or ccraa in after C has raised the ***-
Emiel Rebel!. Fort Plain. >». T.— Tou can address A.
M. Schureyer at No. 237 West Twity-?'.v#r.-h st Xew-
York City. He can give yoj full Information regai illaa]
bicycle leap you refer to.
Jerome B. K 1 -. Cambria-. N. T - S«» answer to
Emi'l R»hell.
M K. Stern?. Philadelphia.— You win yonr wager. Van
Haltren first played in th* National League as a pltrh«»
on the Chicago club tn 1*?«. He played tn California be
fore that. Ha ha» the record •{ being out of a aw easy
once in four consecutive years.
CHAIIPIOXSHIP RACQUET IX EXGLAXD.
London. April 2.— The first of two matches for
£3X> a side and the professional racquet champion
ship took place, at the Queen's Club here this after
noon and resulted in Peter Latham defeating Gil
bert Browne by 4-0. The second match will be*
decided April ll
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