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SPORTS AND
KCREATIONi
IX THE WORLD OF SPORTS.
FACTS FOB AMATEURS AND PROFES
SIONALS.
DA>'j£- OF BROOKLYN'S SPEEDWAY—
• COLLEGE ■ ROWING— NOTES AND
COMMENTS.
The muggy weather yesterday affected those
who try to pet al! the fresh air possible on the
Sabbath. The occasional sprinkles kept many
•wheelmen Indoors and horsemen were not as
plentiful on the speedways us usual. This was
panic-. noticeable on the Speedway In
Brook where there was less brushing than
has been the case for several Sundays. What
might have been a serious accident happened
In front oi M'.r.3e:i's, on Ocean Parkway, just
btfore »J p. rr.. What promised to be one of the
best brushes of the day was between Dr. E. R.
Parker's Bannock. L' '_'•'• : .-. and Gilbert C. Hal
sted's Cinder Alcyoner, -:lS'i. The two were
coming down the Speedway neck and neck
•when a cry of horror arose from the spectators
at the side of The driveway. An elderly man and
a boy were crossing the roadway on bicycles.
The youth saw the danger and cried out, putting
on his coaster brake at the same time. The
elderly man paid th> attenticn to the warning,
and Bannock struck him and knocked him over
like a tenpin. The man proved to be Robert M.
West, sixty years of sge. of Fifty-ninth-st. and
Nineteenth-aye. The boy was his son William.
fifteen years of fire. 11l West was carried un
conscious Irto the hotel, and an ambulance was
pent for. He did not regain consciousness for
over half an hour. He had a slight cut on the
head and one o* his ankles was bruised. The
ambulance took him to his home. He refused to
make a complaint against Dr. Parker, who was
allowed to po aft^r being tinder arrest for an
hour. It is a wonder that ore accidents of the
sort have not happened.
I Now that the annual junior 'varsity boatrace
among Cornell, Colombia and Pennsylvania is
enly a lei days off. the present season of col
lege rowing may be eald to be well under way.
This yearly cor.test that takes place on Memo
rial Day a^yays marks an epoch in the crews'
work, and generally affords some sort of a stable
basis on "which to figure out possibllitPS for the
final regatta at Poughkeepsle three weeks later.
It is a curious fact, quite worthy of note, that
the junior 'varsity winners of the last two years
have also heen tho victors In the Poughkeepsle
regaU that followed. Two years ago Pennsyl
vania won the second 'varsity race, as it was
then called, on the ivlkll] River, at Phila
delphia, and also captured the 'varsity contest
at Povghlceepsie. Last year Cornell crossed the
line first in the junior contest on Cayuga Lake,
at Ithaca, and repeated the feat at Poughkeep
sie. Whether this rule .-ill hold good in the
coining race on the Bchuylklll next Friday is a
ITOwing problem that is interesting college men
at present. One of the chief charms about this
junior 'varsity contest is its absolute uncertain
ty and the inability of the wise men of inter
rollesiate aquatics to get any comprehensive line
on the abiiltes of the three competitors. Each
crew practises in its own waters, and there is
no opportunity for one man, by watching- the
eights' dally practice, as at Poughkeepsie, to
gather a satisfactory i«3ea of their abilities. As
no men who have never rowed in a 'varsity
I ei?:ht oared race at Poughkeepste are eligible
\ for a junior <re\\, the power to estimate the
I men's merits by their past performances is also
Impossible, c-xec-pt in an unusual case, such as
that of Pennsylvania at present. This should
give Pennsylvania, on paper at least, a decided
advantage, ar.<l should make the Quakers favor
ite for the race. It trill benefit Cornell, too, for
the Ithaeans will be able to use the members of
their 1001 wir.ring 'varsity four.
Much pleasure was expressed at Columbia yes
terday over the victory of the freshman eight
over Yale's first year crew on Saturday. It
■was generally regarded as decisive proof of the
excellence of Edward Hanlan's coaching meth
ods. Yale's crew averaged fifteen pounds to the
EDWARD HANUN.
Columbia rowing- coacli
man heavier than Columbia's, and in sur-h a
■bort race- this superior brawn sh<»uld have beea
MUBcient by sheer strength alone to win the
race. Colu v, however, had th<» ad
vanta?r<- of rowing onlj one atyla of stroke, and
rowing' that in • form. It was an apt
Illustration of the superiority of skill over
nitE;: ' d <>f the race Hanlan was
83 P l *-- his crew's prowess.
. The New -York Motor Cycle Club will be or
ganized at a meeting to be held at No. 10 West
- eixtleth-Bt. on Wednesday.
fit was predicted that when the Brooklyn
Borough Club arose from the ashen of the old
Brooklyn Bicycle Club trouble would fol
low in th«» wake of the change of name, but
nothing of the sort has happened. There has
been a certain element In the club for years
r which took no active part In cycling. Some of
* •hem were politicians, gome were staid old busl
•bs men and come were more or less well
W ? m the purely social world of Brooklyn.
1^,," 1^ suggestion came up that the name
S clubbe changed it was carried by a email
fc , The organization will take the L
./est in cycling, but It will, in addition give
- B ? J& ten , t i?V, to * cl 'i b entertainments, base
%> golf. athletics, and especially automobiles
The quarters, in Hanson Place, are well patron.
lied, and its finances are said to be in the best
condition.
The wretched work done by the local baseball
teams in the West has thoroughly disgusted the
local followers of the game. When on home
grounds the work of both the New-York and
Brooklyn teams was not of the sort to give
much encouragement. While the Harlem play
ers were expected to tumble down the ladder.
as they nearly always do when they get out of
sight of the Harlem River, better things were
expected of the Brooklyn team. Hanlon has
some excellent players under contract, find
there does n..! seem to be any gond excuse for
the unsatisfactory work of the team. The ac
quisition of Bheckard was expected to put ad
ditional life Into the team, but the real effect
seems tn have been just the reverse. An im
pruvement may be expected immediately, as the
teams return home this week.
The house of the American Yacht club, at
miton Point, uill be formally opened for the
summer season Memorial Day, and the tbig
win be raise] and saluted promptlj al noon. In
the morning there will be a club regatta for
the three new design classes "f boats; til
start. l«i:;o, the con rse to be announced by the
regatta committee <>n the daj of the race. i n
th» afternoon there will be the adjourned an
nual meeting of the members of The ,-iu!> f..r
the election of officers and trustees for the year
and for the transaction of other Important busi
ness. In the • vening there will be a club
smoker, at which women will be welcome. On
Saturday ther-- will I* th< first of the season's
aeries of races for one design i">ats. This race
will he sailer] in the afternoon, the time of
starting to be fixed by the regatta committee.
Athletes throughout the country are interested
in the intercollegiate championships which will
take place at Berkeley Oval on Friday and Sat-
SOME OF YALE"S PROMISING ATHLETES.
C .T. CI.AT'P. F. O. BECK. C. p. LONG,
Tale University hurdle, cram- Till* University sh^t putter; Vata'i (treat freahmaa Tin»r*»i
ion: 120 yard?, 0:15 ft; 220 record, <:>■ ft. 55 1 * In. mtl<r; Interr.-holnnUc record
yards, u:24>». bolder, ri.rjiVj.
(Photograph* by I'arh Rro«.)
urday. Recent dnal pim»s have shown unex
pected strength In several quarters, and ivp col
lege has any right to feel partli ularly co
of the rf-sult. A week ago Yale was a pro
nouncf] favorite, and th< ■ • of Old EH may
win y?. li;iv\ Blue In
tbelr fiual in<-<-t <m Saturday has out off Yale
enthupiaptn t" ,-. remarkable extent. California's
victory over Princeton also can •• In the n»
of a surprise. The track at Berkeley < »v» l is in
excellent condition, and with k<<"^ weather <>ti
Friday an«l Saturday some new records may be
rr.adf*.
Tho victory of the Crescent Athletic Clul
over the Beneca Indi •■ - at Hay Uulfre or. Satur
day would inilica.tr> that Crescent has •■) stronger
team than ever ''us year, if nol the Btrongest
In tho world. I. rescent "us beaten In
the International championships, but those who
have seen the Brooklyn men at work recently
are of the opinion that it will tak>' a phenomenal
team of Canadians t.. beat ■
The track and field prime? of the Greater
New-York Irish Athletic Association, which will
take p!a«- .-it Celtic Park, <>n Memorial Day,
promise to be unusually interesting. Two hun
dred and thirty-four atblet • itered for
the tweivf contests, a big percentage <>f the
entries coming from the Knickerbocker Athletic
Club. As there will be no games at the
Knickerbocker Athletic club Held, Bayonne,
N. J.. on Memorial Day, the wearers of the
"Cherry Diamond" have patronized the Celtic
Park games liberally, and close finishes are
looked for. In J mile run. Grant, <>f
Pennsylvania; Maher, of Villa Nova College;
Sanford and Wright, <<f the Kni< kerbocker Ath
letic <"lub. and T. C. P. Purcell, the Kn«lish run
ner -who rfc<Tii!y Joined the ranks of the Irish
Athletic Association, will compete.
YACHTING.
THE INDIAN HARBOR ANIi SEAWANHAKA
CORINTHIAN • L,I*BB PREPARED
POR MEMORIAL DAT.
The regatta committee of the Indian Harbor
Yacht dub, consisting of Frank Bowne Jones,
rharl^p X Kirl.y, K. C. Henderson, C. X Slmms
ani It. Baboock, announces thai the spring races
of the <-iuh will be sailed on Memorial Day, Kri
rlny. May M. when the first championship ra ■ of
the season will I•■ sailed in the raceabout clnss.
There will also I »r the Bridgeport chaU
(cage cia.«s. a handicap race for club
of 3C feet racing measurement and under, and the
club sallabouts will also have a contest. The start
will be -'it - "•"' !• '"•• in "' ; '" 'Xi • Il'I 1 ' ; ' ; " ««llabouts
will he sent over a course "t ten nautical miles.
This committee also announces that the Bch»<iiii'=!
for the dab sailing In the ensuing season will be
as follows:
June ■>*, handicap for club yachts and race for
club sailabouts; July 10, races for special and one
design classes: July VL races for regular racing
clafses; July 12, annwa l regatta for nil classes;
August t, handicap for club yachts and race for
dub sail) bouts; iugost '■■". races for all els
feet racing measurement and under, and Septem
ber l handicap for club • achts, race for 1 lub aail
abouta nan ra.-e for oyster sloops.
< >ret'"- have been Issued from the flagship Aloha
bi Commodon Arihui Curtis* James of the Bea
wanhaka Corinthian Va.m club regarding the
upenliiK of the clubhouse at Oyster Hay on Me
morial Day. In order to take j.art in the opening
exercise* the fleet wlil rendesvous in oyster May.
ami there wkli be a meeting ol the captains on tn<-
Aloha «t 10J6 o'clock in the monunc. on signal
from the nnpshlp th» dub burge* win b- sent up
on the terrace mast, and all vessels will dress
Sh*p. The yachts will thin be Inspected by lh»
commodore. In observance of Memorial r>ny all
ensigns will be at halfmast. The ferry steamer
geawanhaka will begin her regular trips to-day,
and on Friday evening m-xt will make a special
trip, leaving Oyster Bay etaUcn float at S;3u o'clock.
NEW- YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. MONDAY. MAY 26. 1902.
<;olf.
METROPOLITAN CHAMPIONSHIP TO BE
DECIDED THIS WEEK ON
TUXEDO LINKS.
W. Fellowea Morgan, secretary of the Metropoli
tan Golf Association, la following an established
precedent In withholding the entry list for the
HnmiHl metropolitan championship until to-day.
According to the published notices Baturdaj waa
the day named for closing thl list, DUI in order to
Include over Sunday deliveries in the mall bo an
nouncement will be made from the secretary's office
until this afternoon. In an Informal waj Mr. Mor
gan has tabulated the names, and yeMerday he
said that the list would compare favorably with
those o! previous the proml
nfnt players known t" ho entered are Walter .r.
Travis, the national champion; Findlay B. Douglas,
champion of th* Metropolitan Golf Association;
Louis Livingston, jr.. i- ;<P t. 4 in of the Fox Kills
tenm; C. H. Seoley. champion of Connecticut; Allan
Kenna th<- New-Jersey champion: Charles B.
Macdonald, the national ex-champldn; T. T. I;. Id,
of Monti A. !•■■ Witt Cochram*. of Ardsley;
Devcrcaux Emmet, of Garden City: A. 11. Larkln,
of Vountakuh, and many others. By noon f>n Sat
urday Mi Morgan had list thirty-seven runnel,
and fifteen unopened entries were awaiting atten
tion. From this I' seems fair to predict that at
least fifty will tart In t hi qualifying round.
The" tournament is ih< fourth to be held under
the auspl es of the association. It will open on
Wednesday ami continue through the wwk. A
greater number of golfers arc fligllile this year
than ever fore, owing to th«» change In the rules
admitting all those han<licnj>|>pd at twelve or bet
ter, Instead of at ten. But In spite of the target
field the prizes undoubtedly rest with th< same
small coterie that has taken them off In previous
i years. Douglas, In view of his disappointing form
in recent tournaments, may not take his accus
tome-i prominence, but private reports of his prac
tice rounds In the last few days Indicate an Im
provement that f till makes him ■ formidable can
didate for honors. Travis, of course, is th« one
who on form Is entitled to the cup.
The prises Include the championship plate, on
which Is Inscribed each year the name of the win
ner, and which Is held for the year by the club
from which the winner enters; the championship
gold medal, which goes outright to the winner;
the four-ball medals for the winning pair in the
club four ball match, and the Handicap Cup for
the winner of the final day's handicap, On the
championship plate have been Inscribed thus far
the names • >;' Herbert M Harrtman, who won at
Garden City In l v '<«. W. J. Travis, who won at
Nassau In 1900, and Findlay S. Douglas, who won
last year at Apawamlfl. in addition to the prizes
Just named, there will be a gold medal for the
beat score In the qualifying round and for the best
gross score In the handicap
The tournament committee Includes 1,. C. Mur
dock. of Bhinnecock Hills; Arden M. Bobbins, of
St. Andrews, and W. .1 Travis, together with the
officers ns ex officlo members This committee
lias announced the week's programme as follows:
Wednesday, May -■ 9 a m., qualifying round for
championship, eighteen i.oles, medal piny; 2 p. m..
first round for championship, eighteen hides, match
play.
Thursday, May 29—10 a. m:. second round for j
championship, eighteen holes, match play: ISO
p. m.. third round for championship, eighteen holes, !
match play.
Friday, Ma) ,Tt— 10 a m semi-finals for champion
ship, eighteen holes, match play; 1:30 p. m., club
pairs four-ball match, eighteen holes, medal play
Saturday, May 31— 9 4.", a. m., finals for champion-
Ship, thirty-six holes, match play: i'» a. m.. handi
cap match, thirty-six holes, medal play.
A trip over the Tuxedo course last week showed
the ground to be In fine condition, with ■ host of
good points, only a few drawbacks and well adapt
ed for a thoroughly fair test of championship form
The course has been lengthened about 200 yards!
and now has .1 total playing distance of "..-iT.i yards'
■;••..<! of 166 yards the ninth hole now measures
218 yards, making it a full drive and approach to
the green Instead of a mtdlron shot. Th« twelfth
has been lengthened about forty yards, making it
£33 yards, while the ■•■nth has likewise been in
creased from 110 to 165 yards. The new distance!
are as follows:
Out ....sin ;t+" !♦><» 4ih> ■Mia is:. n>:t 2.17 213—2 728
In -• .'t«2 Ma SSI 275 4115 BOS !«3 :i.'lS 800— 2,"743
The record for the old links was 7". established IV
Findlay S. Douglas In last fall's open tournament i
in account of the Increased length It In hardly
possible that this will he beaten this week. The
Tuxedo Club, under whose auspices th« tournament
will take place, has put its grounds at the disposal
of intending competitors for the entire week and
many players are expected there to-day In prepara
tion for the contest A special train will run to
Tuxedo on tournament days over the Brie Hall
road, leaving Twenty-thlrd-st. at 8:25 and Cham
bers-et. at 8:30 o'clock each morning. Pairings for
the qualifying round on Wednesday will be an _
nounced by Mr. Morgan to-morrow.
A NEW LONG ISLAND LEAGUE.
The league of Long Island golf clubs organized
last week will hold a team championship and pos
sibly an individual championship before the close
of the season. The charter members are th*
Jamaica, Rockville Centre, Bayswater and Mid
land clubs. Their object Is ultimately to estab
lish a cummer league similar to that organized
THE CRESCENT ATHLETIC CIUB LACROSSE TEAM.
amoriK the coast clubs in New Jersey. The present
officers are: President. (5. B. Lrittimer, Rockvllle
Centre; secretary, K. M. Rlchmotnl. Bayswater;
treasurer, <;. k. Coggswell, Jamaica,
TEAM MATCHES FOR GLEN RIDGE.
Th" ( ;|en Kl.lk*> <iolf Club began its competitive
season with a team match against the Jersey City
Golf c'luli on Saturday, and future matches ol
the same kin.l Include meetings with the Flush-
Ing, Montclatr ami Hackensai k teams. A June
cup lias I .-en offere I fnr Class A and B phiyei
opening round on the fir«t Saturday of the month
to be a qualifying match of eighteen boles, Clar
ence Place has l n chosen captain of the I
for the season Together with .1 N (loiton an>l
Dana Mitchell, he will have charge of all club
tournaments.
COXKLIN'B NEW RECORD AT NEWARK.
I. 11. Conklin, a member of the Princeton K"!f
t»am. has just established a new record for the
sned link< of the Newark Athletic iMub. do
■ eighteen holes In R The Newark links is
in excellent shape, ar;.l more players arc using it
i>n Memorial Day there will be
mi eighteen-hole medal play round f"r women In
renoon, the best sixteen qualifying for the
afternoon. Tl>.- men will take part Ir an all-day
handicap -it thirty-sis holes On the following <!av
a ball hweepatakes is scheduled, and on June 7 the
Ni wark team will play at Fox Mills
FIBBT HILLSIDE TKA.M MATCH.
The first team match of the season it the Hillside
Tennis and f.oif <"iuh links waa in Interesting con
test on Saturday, when H:!is :e sdmtnistei
severe defeat to the team from the Hackenaack
Oolf dub, the score being ".". to U. The s or.-s are
as follows
HILLSIDE. HACKENSACK.
\V. I. Glenney 0 ChM»r 2
Mortis J. Immont <>' M,!T:.tt 4
A. H. Fl:«k ... 4 Tempi* 0
Olaf Sandntaa n Whit bark (<
i«. Van D. Hedges ;i, Hnul'tih.ek o
H. i: E^'entockton I', Smith ...... •
Dr. K. <". Ard O Will la ma 6
N. I", n-.gfr*. jr l'tj.-owee <>
Th.mis r:. \"ant~ trica il'Brlnrkcrhoof o
Itobert Abhott 7 1 Barclay O
ToUl 33! Tn'.il 11
Dudley If. Barrows nv,<J 11. F. BakT wrr* 1 tied for
first place for the flolf Committee Cup with a net
score of 80. The scores follow:
Gross. Handicap. Net.
Dudley H. Barrowi l*» Id 80
H. K. Bat M 1- SO
Dr. !!. Vnn IV H«"!Be!i M h 82
E. T. N'ewklrk 108 2'» *-'
Olaf S«nd«ta« ... '.•+ 10 ft
H/ i> Hlbbani . . 101 is >--.
Walter Pcteraon 147 12 M
Mortil J. I'linont v> 4 M
H-M.«n A>»^tl ••> -J J.l
D. H. Rowland. . . M l-> }.■..
F. A. Clark I<>4 1 v M
Howard «'. Tr«ry 1 • 7 23 '.'4
lii->tri»r>i Huntln<ton i«»i ia •■•»
I>. \V. Ta>l-r lIS 20 US
FOR THE ritESIDEXT CUP.
First honors In thr> weekly competition for the
President «'up on the links of the P. irk <;oir Club,
Plalnfleld. on Satuniav. w»»nt to B. St. to ■• Mr.
Cutchenj who won th>* cup last season. As a result
Mr. McCutchen now ].-n<ts for rh» trophy, with
Senator ''harlcH A. Hcil second, ;mri t'h.-trl^s li.
M rse thirl. The scores of better than !'»► follow:
• Infss. Handicap. N>t.
S." St. John MeCutehea m "i S2
Chariea U Xleholi 121 3« s^
Charles C Murra) \->\ M ?•<s
jr S »ph I- Myen 117 31 »>;
I'r A. W Antlerann 1S» ;; n
Charies B. Morse. M-< 21 M
Henry C. Wells 1--' L'S 1.4
OPENING OF BAY SHORE LINKS.
The Bay Shore Golf Club, which has Irs links
on thrt private estate of Richard H. Hyde, has
opene-j its greens for the season, an.l an Inter
esting orles of tournaments will i ■•• held In J:in<\
Th»- officer* for the year nrc: President, Allan
I'lnkerton; vice-president, Charles F. Huht.s and
secretary. I*- H. Hyde.
WAXTB RECORD BREAK I SG VATCB.
Rev .1 r \\ • secretarj of tha
Wilts Chess Association, proposes a re „-.i break
\nie te«m matci., to !><• pi tyed by ori<* th.c:- ■•: \ play
rr:-i. in 01 -t t . commemorate the 1 ronation. He
suggests that five hundred chess players from I.,on
don should be matched against five hundred taken
from the rest of the empire, and that this match
would then pretty nearly settle the argument
whether I»rulon could hold Its own against the rest
of the empire on as many as five hundred boards.
For the last twenty years and more the London
ers have asserted superiority, while the provinces
never would take such a statement for granted.
Foreign exchanges state that chess clubs have
been established at the Hotel Pera Palace, Con
stantinople, at Mcirut and at Jibuti, on the Ked
S*a.
xuoutim;.
PRACTICE RANGE OPENED.
TEAMS KH*'M MKI'KItK.NT BTATES \\\\A.
inMI'KTK y>H I'AI.MA TROPHY.
Lieutenant Albert B. Jones, aerretary of the Na
tional Hlfl»» Association, announce, l yesterday thai
the match for the Pal»a trophy, between this
country and Canada, win. in ail probability, be
held on Tuesday, August 2*i. on the ranges of the
Dominion Rifle Association, at Ottawa, Canada.
Illinois and Haasaehusetu have appropriated
money to Send rifle teams to the Sea Girl BWetlag,
which will be held from Augasl to September
6. inclusive. With the United States Marine Corps
team, which is practlslnß at Annapolm. this will
make twelve teams which wil! compete for the
Hilton trophy.
The recently orßanlzed New York I.ons Range
Rifle <"hii> opened its new nm^-os ot Rutherford.
N. J.. on Satur.lay. The fifty members ami a num
ber of guests attended the opening, and the mesa
bers used the »») and i,<»«> yard ranges.
It is the intention of the new clv!) t,> offer every
facility for the practice at 1o:ik ranne of candidates
for position on the teams to be sent to Canada
anil Ireland to compete for the trophies lost bj
this country's riflemen last year at Sea <;irt. It Is
expected that the teama will also >lo considerable
practice work on the Rutherford ranges when the
rangee at Sea Girt are not open or available.
OARSMKN* PREPARE FOR FRIDAYS RE
GATTA-MANY SUKf.I.S ON THE IIARI.KM.
Although tho rain fell ii torrents and t^* 1 wind
kicked up quite a sea, the oamnea of the local
rowing clubs i>ut in a hard day's work «.n the
Harlem yesterday, as it was the last Suaday of
preparation before th< ir annual regatta on Friday.
Practically ail of the boat clubs th.»t win race on
Friday bad their crews oh the water, Including
■ \ es fr^.n the Crescent. Dauntless, Non
pareil. Metropolitan, Harlem, At ■
and Nat -a'l dubs
Much disapproval w . among the oars
men over the fact that C S. TttUS, of the Harlem
River Rowing »'!i:h. . >n the
r>iamon.i Bculls al Henley this year, win not row
Harteai Regatta on Friday. He rowed some
twelve or fifteen miles yesterday, festerday the
entry of T. F. Schol^s. of th«» Don Rowtng; Club, of
I'nnaria. was received for the single scull contest
In next Friday's rcnatta. Fred Budrc. who will be
the only local entry in the ainglea on Friday, was
warmly applauded by thf» various spectators.
The Harlem River Rowing club will be the only
rowing club to have a crew i:i the senior eight
oared contest in th«» comlntc regatta. The oniy
other competitor will be Columbia's "varsity crew.
hut th.» Harlemttes believe they can -win. While the
Columbia 'varsity is by no mfans as fast as the
present junior on-w, it is a Bpeedy *-icht. and likely
t<> worry tho Harlem »-Iglu considerably. Besides
this crew. Columbia will have thf» third 'varsity
and freshman oisihts in the "ur.lor oight-oared
itintcst. in which NVw York University will also
be entpr.^.l. As the latter clcht. with its high
Stroke of forty -five. Is very fast for a mile, it
should !>•» the ioirlcal victor.
The Metropolitan nd Bohemian rowing clubs
COLUMBIA •VARSITY STARTING FOR A BOW.
have derldafl to enter crews in the intermediate
four-oar< <\ race on Kni.n .
MEN DISCOURAGED BT POOR SHOWING OF
BASEBALL AND TRACK TEAMS.
New Haven, May 23 (Special) The poor show
ing in both baseball and track athletics by Yale
on Saturday ha- ca?t a gloom over Yale pros
pects for the remainder of the year. Yale under
graduates are at a loss to understand the wretched
showing of the 'varsity ball team against Bum
yesterday, when Tale made Is errors and I hits to
Brown a IS hits and " en >rs. The result will be a
lilt; shako up in the Sale team. •!•• Saulles being
likely to get second base Hiram on another trial.
Miller being displaced possibly by Cote. The weak
ness of Qarvan, Tale's only crack pitcher, in al
lowing ;'. hits and making two bad errors^ makes
the coming Princeton and Harvard series look
black for Vale. Patton, the only other pitcher
Yale can call upon, is not a Steady enough man to
hold either of the teams. Not before in years
have Tale undergraduate! criticised a 'varsity
team as they do Captain Guernsey's aggregation
to-day.
The track team's failure to come up to expecta
tions is also another blow. "Mike" Murphy's work
this spring has been untiring, but several of the
best men have refused to train. Beck's poor work
In the two weight events, the failure of Spraker
to capture first In either of the Jumps. Clapp's
falling off in the hurdles, BoarUman's poor third
in the quarter mile and Captain Rargra«s a fail
ure to win a single place In either of the sprints
are taken as the worst exhibition of Yale track
athletics In years. Coupled with the suspension of
Bloomer, the man who was to play full back on
next fall's football team, th- athletic atmosphere
at Yale is to-day charged with considerable ex
citement.- -- -
AT WORK DESPITE KAIX.
PROMINENT MEMBERS OF THE PRINCETON TEAM.
W. COLEMAX. J. r>n WITT. J. perrt.
captain Prlnreton track i>«m. Of Princeton. ln«ereoJ!e«rl%ta of Vrlncernj. Interconegtstsj '•*
Vole »auit. 11 ft. i in. champion la bammer throw. half mils champion, 1:39 l
1.13 feet. "
GLOOMY VIEWS AT TALE.
THE RACETRACK.
BROOKLYN HANDICAP SIDELIGHTS.
"Not a few of the thirty-five thousand spectators
who went to Gravesend on Saturday returned with
out having seen the big race. When the cry
"They're off:" went up everybody rose to his ttut.
If he had a chair he scrambled up on It TkoM
of short stature fared badly. One little woman
who had to stand up all the afternoon remarked
to her escort as they boarded a train: •'Well, n?
ever T go to another big race I'm a fool. I've been
here all thts hot afternoon, and I never even amw
the colors of the Jockeys "
Th« starting place of the Brooklyn Handicap
could not be worse. It is like starting a field of
horses at the large end of a funnel and running
them into the «mall end. That the Jostling which,
follows has caused no serious accident is a tribute
to the skill of the horses. An owner who starts a.
valuable horse under these circumstances take* Ms
chances.
The tremendous throng that poured out to Satur
day's races is another proof that the racing boom
is on the increase. The attendance at Morris Park
showed a 25 per cent increase, and it looks as If
Gravesend will at leas* duplicate this record.
Gravesend compares but illy in point of beauty
and appointments with Sheepshead and Morris
Park, but one can at least see all the races that
are run there. The track is narrow and the turns
dangerously sharp, but there are no chutes in which
one can see only the last third of the race* run
down them.
The Featherstone stable Is figuring largely in
the making of turf history this year. Arsenal won
the Metropolitan for Mr. Featherstone at the wide
odds of 9 to 1. In that race Reina. the winner
of Saturday"* Brooklyn, was absolutely last. Sat
urday she won at *> to 1. and her owner Is CMfXk
richer to-day by that victory.
There were only two mares in Saturday's Brook
lyn. Reina sad Sadie S. II was the first Brooklyn
won by any of the get of Esher. though his son,
Aleedo, who fell soon after the start Saturday,
won the Suburban last year.
Despite the especial plans laid by the Brooklyn
Rapid Transit Company to handle Saturday's
record breaking crowds, there was a good deal of
delay and inconvenience la getting to the track.
The trolley cars were frequently held up to allow
the passage of the trains from Long Island City
and the Brooklyn Brides, and there was a good
deal of grumbling in consequence. Coming back,
things were much better, as thousands left the
track after the Brooklyn ha 1 been run. and. taking
the first trains in, made room fer those who stay? '.
on in th» hope of recouping their losses on the
later races.
Pentecost was ■ much improved horse in Satur
day's big race. He beat Handlcapper and Dixlellne
at Morris Park on May V). but could not get out of
his own way after that. He finished a good third
Saturday, however, and if the pace bad been a
little slower at first he might have made more
trouble at The end. Without any doubt, he had on
racing v'ates Saturday.
Aside from Reina's good race, the feature of the
day was the bad showing of the horses that had
bet-n heralded as probable winners. Blues tired at
a mile, though he Is supposed to be a stayer. Her
bert ran a selling plat? race. The Regent was
never in the hunt, and Oom Paul grew weary at
six furlongs. There was never a better Illustration
of the fact that horser . is the most uncertai i
or me-«.
Isn't It a little odd that the public makes so
much of the Brooklyn Handicap, a race for which
only SIMM Is hung up? The Metropolitan, the Bel
mont and The National Stallion are worth more
but the average horseman would much rather win
the Brooklyn. The best horse is often beaten in
the Brooklyn and the Suburban. This is only natu
ral, because it is aimed to bring poor horses and.
good ones together by means of the weight adjust
ments.
MORE IMPROVEMENTS AT BRIGHTON beach.
There is to be no halt in the march of improve
ments at the Brighton Beach course. In addition
la the new clubhouse, now about completed, the
new paddock, and new field stand ar. q . other TJn-
PfC cements. President Eneeman has decided that
the steeplechase course needs tuning up. He has
instructed Track Superintendent Clare to proceed
with th- work at once The course will receive
a coal of topdreasteg and will be resodded.
New jump* will be built and everything that is
possible, will be done to make the course more at
tractive to the owners of cross-country horses and,
those who admire racing between the flags. Presi
dent Engeman'9 action in planning these improve
ments is a recognition of the wondrous chac^-s
which has been wrought in this branch of th«
sport by Messrs. Howland. Follanshee. Hitchcock
Alexander and their fellow members active in thi
affairs of the Steeplechase and Hunt Association.
ENTRIES FOR GRAVESENO TO-DAT.
FIRST lie! For three-jvar-oMs an.l upward; «««lßg.
with $*•> adied. About six furlonrs.
Name. W ' Nam* w-
Prufr 1*". KuttzilcpofhtH .... _ 10*
Dr. Preston 1»7.t;.->Men t'ntrage . ps
handling li"> i,> r .i Radnor .. ' BA
Tlappenecker 1«> Jim Tutly * ' m
Mllltsry I-* •><•!»*«>,» - " — ..!! »2
MosWmo litt;Odda and Etuis *5
Fireprooflne IflS;Grad*n •!
As; r .. 103 Vlvlant * ..... SO
Bastile . ltd Ghost M 87
Ban [.us HO' Mar Harrison *5
Snark Mi May J »
SECOND RACE— For thr**- y»"»r i |Sa KM urwmrd: handi
cap, with (1.2 m) « M.-il. One ■> ana an eighth.
IV. Riddle HT;Lam-«>man 103
runani IIS >a.i;-« S 102
Kamara IW*. Smart Set ..102
EihUs I<A '('.-intend <«••
St Finnan VU fv>lonel Bill M
SurmiM lOSiAlaUui S3
THIRD RACE— For two-y«-ar-ol.!«; with $1,000 addatl.
Five furlonga.
B»n»onhur»t 117|P!ater ...11l
Dtsews 114 Anna Daly « \n
RiKhtfui tMlAttarom ... jio
tir.tiuevalll 114 Blue Banner Ho
Tu*n! B*>y 114 Stunts ji
Mamie VWrth. llllfamon no
Our N'mi'l 11l Sa.'.ir O 107
Old I.iv 11l
FOI'RTH RACE— THE r \T«'H. STAKES; s«!ltn»:
for y»ar aMa and upward; with JI.CSH 4ant_
About Mx furlongs.
Highlander lt3jT>*]acna WS
Contend l*'t»j Flvtn* Buttress ...». 103
Cameron V* F«n«>soi» .... 100
Jack I* Mund. I"s| Trump ."."". 97
Fran.-««K-.i lWiCaasviUe M
Five Nations H^iOrla-waha 9O
Brunswick . 103 ' Thane - 60
Brandy Smash IM
FIFTH RACK three- "ir eM», non-winners of 11.500
In V.-»l or 1002; with $1,000 added. On* mil* and
a sixteenth.
Grand Opera „.. lllll^mbro »....«»■ 106
Hyphen l«»|Be»ste McCarthy UH
Hermts 10l»!L*caora L«ortn« 104
Colonel Bill 10»!
SIXTH RACE— For maiden two-y«ar-oWs: with |SOO
added. Five furlongs.
Merry Acrobat ll*;Brlm»too» ; 112
R.«kfr.rJ 1« Mont. Carlo 112
Panuco 112 Sunny Shore 113
Clnclnnatus 112) Attorney 112
NaDoleon 112 Sweet Jane ]«•
Africander 11-,Onr» |SS>
Heir Apparent llS;Athl*na ]S»
r«m.-« 112) Wild Thyme 100
Invincible ItW"SB— 1 Xi»
(For other sports a«« twelfth. pag«^ >^ s
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