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COMMENT ON SPORTS.
Wetct and Viexcs on Current Topics,
Amateur and Professional.
While the outdoor sporting season Is still
•ome three weeks off. so far ns a full participa
tion and complete enjoyment Is concerned, a
taste mny !.» had this week. The Eastern rar
ing season, under the control af the Jockey nub.
will be f jrmally opened at Bennlng to-day.
»'hi:« most of the collepe baseball trams w!!l
Wart South mid take the. field for the first time
within the next few days. Columbia, will play
a gamt in this city to-morrow, weather permit
ting, and leave for the Southern trip on Wednes
day. The late spring has made outdoor work
backward Par tho Yale. Princeton. Harvard.
Cornell and < '>iumbia teams, m> that some de
LAUNCHING THE FIRST SHELL ON CARNEGIE LAKE AT PRINCETON.
• (Photograph by the Pictorial News Company.)
feats can be looked for in the early games at
the hands of nines which later in the season
would be conquered easily. Toward the end of
the week the Giants will be working their way
nearer home, and the Highlanders and Superbas
will be ready to break camp, as the formal
opening of the major league baseball season is
barely two weeks off. The golfers are pining to
get on the links of regular play, and there will
be more or less activity at the various courses
by Saturday, even though the summer greens
mill not be in commission for the present. The
Indoor season is now practically over, but the
Intercollegiate fencing championship will be de
cided this week, and the big indoor lawn tennis
tournament is attracting attention among lov
ers of this branch of sport. The college baseball
season was opened with a game here and there
on Saturday, and a number will be played this
week. The Navy team has three hard games
scheduled, as Columbia will play at Annapolis
on Wednesday, Yale on Thursday and Cornell
on Saturday.
The most important happenings last week in
cluded the winning of the intercollegiate gym
nastic championship by New York University
tor the second year in succession; the victory of
Tale in the intercollegiate wrestling champion
shin; the success of K. W. Bassett in the figure
skating championship: the victory of Jay Gould
in the challenge round of the national court
tennis championship ; the drawn match in the
lntemnivfTsity cable chess contest; the win
ning of two more games by Las-ker in his match
for the world's chess championship with Mar
shall: Hueston's defeat of Keogh for the world's
championship at pool and the winning of the
Crescent City Derby by Montgomery.
THOROUGHBRED RACING.
It Is never an easy matter to predict at this
time of the year what the coming racing season.
which opens to-day at Benning. may have in
store. When a prediction has been attempted
in the past it has rarely been verified, and this
leads one to be careful about holding out bright
promises. Last year the outlook for brilliant
racing liy high class horses was particularly
bright, but the untimely death of Sysonby.
Yankee Consul and Ram's Horn, the early re
tirement of Burgomaster and The Quail, the
non-appearance of Artful. Tanya and Herm'.s
and the failure to train on of many good horses,
Including Mohawk 11. Oiseau. Stalwart. Tradi
tion. Agile and Clark Griffith, changed the com
plexion completely. There was plenty of good
•port, as the big handicaps were bitterly con
tested, and the two-year-olds were a fairly even
lot, but the weight for age races were grievous '
failures as a rule, with Accountant, an honest
•nd consistent horse, but hardly a great one. in
a class by himself in the three-year-olds after
Vke retirement of Burgomaster and Whimsical.
*r£ls year the prospects appear to be remarka-
Wy good, so far as three-year-old racing is con
cerned, but otherwise there is little to prow en
thusiastic about, as the best of the older horses
In training are little to boast of. unless per
chance Burgomaster. Artful, Tanya, Oiseau and
others train on. of which there is grave doubt.
With no proved cup horses. It will be necessary
to turn to Accountant. Oxford. Dandelion or
horses of that class to provide the sport In races
of this kind, unless the three-year-olds dominate
the field. The death of Water Pearl a few days
ago robbed the turf of a promising three-year
old, but there Is reason to expect great things
of such high class two-year-olds last year as
Salvidere. the acknowledged champion* of his
age. which only suffered one defeat, and that
In his first start; Electioneer, the Futurity win
ner; Paumonok, which was too big and over
grown last year to show his best; Peter Pan
Ballot. De Mund. W. H. Daniels. Fountainblue.
Philander and Court Dress, to say nothing of
Veil, McCarter. Charles Edward. J. C. Core.
Frank Gill. Kentucky Beau.. Superman and Hor
mx» E. The development of a horse from a two
year-old to a three-year-old is mont uncertain.
Some improve, others go back and fail utterly
'When put to the test. There are enough good
prospects, however, to lend encouragement and
make up perhaps for the dearth of good, older
horses. The hope for a brilliant season lies
here, as there are no cup horses of note and
the handicap horses, from a broad point of view
are moderate. The two-yt-ar-olds. of course, are
an unknown quantity, but there is no cause for
uneasiness In this direction, as of the many
royally bred youngsters which will go to the
post some are bound to be worthy enough to
earn a place in the equine hall of fame
Judging from the expressions of opinion by
those who were in Albany at the hearing of the
anti-betting bills last week, there is little or no
s£**^T. ° f any adve '*« legislation this year. If
the bills are not reported the only cloud in the
racing sky Is the pending action of the Empire
City Trotting Club to fore* the State Raclnr
Commission to grant It a license to hold a meet
ing at its track, near Yonkers.
ACTOMOBILIXG.
Much has been done toward abating some of
th« discomforts arising from the use of motor
vehicles on the highways— more, la fact, than
■Mat persons are aware of. The three Greatest
S.flST^? i" VV?"- *****»«< h »*« been noise,
swicll and dust. The general improvement In the
two first named must be apparent, owing to the
Improvement in the construction of the cars and
In the intelligence exercised by those who own
and operate them. The dust trouble Is still with
us, but this, too. has been obviated to some ex
tant, although there is still room for improve
ment, which demands the earnest thought and
•tudy not only of motorists but of communi
ties. The condition of the highways has pre
cluded any experiments for the last few months.
bat the leading men in th:? motor world can
Ist counted on to put forth every effort from
90» on with a view to overcoming the annay
•ac* as rapidly and effectively as possible. The
latest experiment in England is Interesting in
this connection. It was the public exhibition of
the Tarspra," a device designed as a dust pre
v-r.il-.-'i. It Is a machine for spraying liquid tar
on the surface of the roads, which forms a raln
j;rcof coating and binds the dust Into a hard
-x^rface. Tho tar is carried In a tank on xehscls.
and Is forced nut through six nozzles by ar air
pressure of 200 pounds per square inch. This
pressure is derived from a pomp which is j.ut
into action directly the vehicle moves, so that
the tar is automatically sprayed when required.
Two forms of the tar sprayer were used, one
drawn by horses and the other propelled by
motor power. The rapidity of the process was
remarkable, as the vehicle travelled at about
six miles an hoar, covering a width of seven
feet. The first experiment with the apparatus
was not successful, "Wing to the crude tar em
ployed, which clogged the small holes in the
nozzles. A second trial, however, with a differ-,
ent quality of tar, gave som" good results, quite
enough to prow that there is a good deal in
this device which will hv. of the greatest use in
curing the dust trouble. It la said to be econom
ical and durable, and as simple as a water cart
to operate. • . ,
Two bills which were recently Introduced In
the Rhode Island Legislature will change . the
existing laws regulating the use of motor ve
hicles if they are passed. They provide, re
spectively, that no vehicle shall exceed a speed
Jim it of fifteen miles an hour on any public
highway, and that all persons In charge of an
automobile shall stop and give their names and
addresses in rase of collision causing injury to
persons or property.
PROFESSIONAL. BASEBALL.
The double defeat of the Hißhlanders by the
Macon team on Friday and Saturday was not
necessarily a show of weakness. The extremely
hot weather was enervating', and the players are
stiii saving their arms and working into condi
tion slowly. With two weeks to put on the fin
ishing touches before the leagu» season opens,
there is ample time to develop winning form.
Anoth'-r week lias gore by and Chase is Ptill In
California, where be declares he will stay if the
New York dub does n<u Beet Mh demand for
mere money. He is needed on the team, and the
club could well afford to stretch a point, even
though the principle if bad. Chase Is a drawing
card, and the fans are still hoping he will be on
first base wht-n the season opens.
There Is a general fueling of satisfaction
among the followers of thr-: (ii.ints that Donlin.
the hard-hitting centre ileldf-r, and the club
management have come to terms. No announce
ment li'is been made of the form <>f settlement
but the indications are that a compromise was
effected. With I>onlin on the team the C!:ints
should make a strong, if not winning, fight for
the championship of th^ National L.*-:igu«\ Judg
ing fr ;n; reports, the men are i:i good condition.
A number of exhibition games will be played
this week, with the team gradually working
toward home. Tin- Buperbaa are giving a good
account of themselves In Florida and playing a
quality i>f has* ha ll that indicates great Improve
ment over last year. A comparison <>f the (Jiants
:*:;<! Buperbas, man for nvtn. leads to the con
clusion that there is less to choose between them
than may be generally thought. The long-suf
fering fans in Brooklyn .ire actually looking for
a first division team and htjiiriß for a champion
ship one, and they may not be entirely disap
pointed. The players are enthusiastic and am
bitious, anil, with a little liK-k, which was all
against them la.<t year, good results can ho.
looked for.
YALE ATHLETIC TROUBLES.
The loss of CapTaiu Noyes Is a hard blow t >
the Yale crew. He was forced to give up rowing
on account of some slight heart trouble, and
there may be trouble in filling his place, as he
was a good oarsman :in'l a bor;i leader. Yale Is
having trouble in ;<ll her major (-ports this year,
and the undamgaduates nave <.aus-- for uneasi
ness. Captain Klnney of the baseball team is
ftill Ineligible to play un account of scholarship
deficiencies, while the track team has been cut
to pieces, the loss of Butler and Stevens last
week coming as a last blow. "The Tale News."
in commenting editorially on the loss of Captain
Noyes, says:
If ever a Yak- athletic team has had an op
portunity to show In th' 1 face of <iis'-ouragement
what nuff it i? made of that team is the pres
ent university crew squad. Since last year's
race .it New London they have not only had tn
fight against the repeated loss of "varsity ma
terial, I'Ut also against dispiriting popular opin
ion, which I^i s credited them with small hope
for success this season. It has been uphill work.
Now another sea' in the boat is vacant, and
that the captain's— lt seems like the culminat
ing <3i^;:.ster. But we can poll out. The crew
h.-is a. chance tr> show that the "Yale spirit."
which we hear so much about and talk so much
•boat, is not a mere catchword, a well sounding
though meaningless phrase, but is a reality — a
Quality of courage which we ourselves have de
veloped and which comes to th»: front whenever
we have to face a crisis.
ATHLETIC REFORM AT HARVARD.
The report of the special athletic committee
adopter] by th<» board of overseers of Harvard,
while acceptable to the undergraduates, has at
tracted s'nn-* unfavorable criticism. "The Har
vard Bulletin" says in part :
The principal criticism we have to make of
the report is that it accomplishes very little in
comparison with the time and effort that hay«
bcfii sptnt on it. Months :igo the governing
boards instructed the athletic authorities at
Cambridge to make no more appointments for
Intercollegiate contests. This step stopped some
reforms already under way. stirred up all the
graduates and undergraduates, caused a lot of
public comment, and gave the impression, per
haps without reason, that important and far
reaching athletic reforms were to be brought
about by the eorporatlon and board of over
seers before they would allow Harvard to take
part in Intercollegiate games. When one remem
bers these facts he finds the report disappoint
ing. Most of the recommenda lions of the ma
jority of the committee are general, and they
suggest nothing which has not already been
begun or contemplated by the athletic com
mittee. . . . There is nothing in the recom
mendations which is essentially new or Im
portant. Having the greatest respect for tho
distinguished gentlemen who signed the mn-
Jority report of the joint committee of the gov
erning boards, we desire, nevertheless, to say
that we think their report was hardly worth
while.
"The Yale Alumni Weekly." in commenting on
the subject, says in part:
The investigation, which appears to have been
a thorough and honest study of the past man
agement of all athletic activities at Harvard, re
veals a number of details that might be bet
tered. But it discover* neither gross corruption
nor immoral intent. . . . The spirit which
carries physical sports successfully through va
rious competitions Is the subtle property of a
certain nge In life. In maturity it disappears, to
be replaced by something intellectually better.
In a community of sensible boys who have
reached the college age there would seem to be
no more reasoteto direct their sports than to de
sign their costumes or inspect taelr correspond
ence.
. NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. MOXPAV. MAf.rn I. IW7
MCII\ T G HORSES BURNED
Thomas L. Watt's Stable Destroyed
— May Be Incendiary.
Eleven thoroughbred horses and the stable oecu
pi.-d by Thomas L. Watt, the well known horse
man, were burned early yesterday morning at
Slk opshead Bay. Barry Woods. Mr. Watt's trainer,
hinted that he thought the fire was of incendiary
origin. The Sheepshead Bay police are working on
this theory.
Among the horses destroyed were Fine Cloth.
Pink and Blue. Miss Ornus, Star of the Ocean.
Rose of Hen Strome. Ma-Ma. Qttchfl Manito, Grace
Uncas. Tjmly Prudence and Sir William Johnson.
Tony Aste. who in employed In one of the stables
owned by the Coney Islind Jockey Club, at Sheeps
head Bay, discovered the fire on his way home.
He pave the alarm, nnd aroused the occupants of
the house adjoining the stable. Before the ar-
rival of the engines the blaze had spread to the
employes' quarters and the kitchen.
Before the arrival of the enuines. four of Mr.
Watt's men made heroic efforts to rescue the
twelve horses Imprisoned in th»» burning barn, but
were driven back by the suffocating smoke.
A bucket brigade of stable boys and trainers
managed to save the adjoining stables of (laymnn
Brothers and Dave Gideon. A strong northeast
wind was blowing at the time.
F. STEVER BOWLS WELL.
Gets Third Place, Kith a Tally of
619, in American Congress.
St. Louis. March 24 —The highest single score made
to-day in the tournament of the American Howl: us
Congress was rolled by F. Stover, of Bt. Joseph.
Mo. who tallied Of pins, placing him third In tha
individuals. Otherwise the bowling to-<lay was or
dinary, and no noteworthy scores were made. The
highest flvo scores made by the ilrat flight of two
men teams resulted as follows: Rothert and Davis.
Cincinnati. 1.126; J. Meek and C. flsglS Kansas
City, 1.103: J. Rari-leii and It. Knos. Indianapolis,
l.<l<v!; ■. <;. Tolman an'! H. Clay. St. Joseph. 1.053,
and H. Siemens and M. Klr.natn.tn. St. Joseph.
1.02.'.
The highest five scores in;rd»> by the third flight
of two- men teams:
I'hi! Wolf and Charlrs Coflfer, Chicago, 1.152; 3.
A K:;-er :.n.i A. < - . Stouffer. Moline 11!. LOU; A.
l> Oregs and J. ";ik'.::. Louisville, l.btt; O. Board
man ana \V". A. Blebert, LottisvUle, 1.U66, and C. H.
Wood and M. w. Bchulse, Chicago, i ■■
The hlght-.-<t five scores ma4s by the fourth and
final fllKht of two-men teams:
H. A. Ki--vo a n«i J. V. Chalmers, Chicago. i. <•.••;
Bang ati'l I> J. Olesson, Louisville. 1,017; Hear and
(Jausis. Oranlte City. 111.. l,Q£t; Danaghrober and
Danaghrober, St. Louis, 1.023. anil Joseph and San
ders, rft. Louis. 1.021.
The highest five i-;-orr* made by the flr?t flight Of
individual bowlers:
F. J. Btever, St. Joseph, Mo., >'■'.'.<; F. He«<hore. St.
US; l, Wsldecker, St Louis, fSX; ■*. Fuchs,
Milwaukee. ."27. and N. A. Koliny. St. Joseph, 517.
Tho higbesi Bye scores mads by the second flight
of ladWldusJ bowlers:
M. K. Kinaman St. .Joseph. Mo. SW: <i. G. Tol-
Bt Joseph, Mo., SM; J. W M<-<-k, Kansas City.
Kan.. r,M; F. 1> Blum. Kansas City, Kan , :^»5. and
H. Blemans. St. Joseph, 532.
WRESTLISG AT N. Y. A. C.
Championship Bouts in All Classes
Will Be Held To-night.
Wrestling aspirants for honors at the New York
Athletic Club will meet to-night on the mat In the
annual championships of the organization. The
bouts will be held in the big gymnasium of the
clubhouse.
The heavyweight class promises to be Interest-
Ing, as Hugh Leonard, the Instructor, has been
successful in bringing out a number of big men.
There is much surprise In the lightweight classes
not having as many men entered as In former
years. C. I). Newton heads the list of the heavy
weights. He has been training diligently to uphold
hiv championship title. Against him will come
some newcomers, among whom Lieonard hopes to
develop another Nargunen. In thin category are
B. LuzEto. E. A. Jurgensen, K. Stelgler and M. E.
Merideth. With ten-minute bouts on the pro
gramme, these men promise to give some scientific
and .lively sport.
A special match bout between Richard Jaeckel
and \V. H. Page. Jr.. will be the feature of the 145
t>ound welterweight class. A handsome prize has
bi-<-ii offered for thts bout Both men are consid
ered most evenly matched as to the science of
hammer locks, nelsons and other holds. In the
regular bouts In this class B. H. Harned, \V. Has
save and 11. Zelllng are the foremost competitors.
WJlllara Beavers, who aroused considerable en
thusiasm last year by his fast work on the mat
heads the list In the middleweight class. Beavers
is in exceptionally good condition at present. He
has a rival for the honors of no unlikely calibre In
C. R. Woods, jr.. however, and as the two are ex
pected to come together In the final the enthusiasts
who have watched the men work look for some fast
wrestling.
The 135-pound class has filled with some clever
men. Leonard believes he has some national cham
pionship winners among the number. Tho mi
ority are practically novices, but are accomplish
ing wonders in their attainment of skill. The best
men In this class are I* May, S. S. Swan, George
Dodge and F. Flemmer. Altogether the wrestlers
are the best that have appeared for the Mercury
Foot Club titles and trophies. Dr. David Hennen
will be the referee.
HUGUENOT YACHT CLUB RACE.
The regatta committee of the Huguenot Yacht
Club, of New Rochelle. announces a raoe for auxil
iaries on August 31. The course' will be from off
Huckleberry Island to and around Cornfield Light
vessel, a distance of 130 nautical mUes. The race Is
for a cup presented by Thomas Fleming Day of
"The Rudder." This Is the first auxiliary race for
small yachts ever scheduled In American waters and
will undoubtedly be largely entered by yacht 3of
that class, of which there are over one hundred
enrolled in the clubs of Long Island Sound. The
conditions will bo issued in a few days by Mr
Myrick, chairman of the regatta committee.
NEW REPAIR AUTOMOBILE SHOP.
Owing to its rapidly increasing business, the Dar
racq Motor Car Company has found it necessary to
utilize its entire building at No. 1989 Broadway
for showroom purposes and enlargement of office
sjMice. necessitating the removal of the repair shoo
tc »oe:s other building. A new repair shop has
been opened, which will occupy the entire two
story building at No. 20 West 60th street. The ta
stallution of all new and Improved machinery
especially adapted for automobile work, fn
conjunction with the light and spacious quar
ters, gives the Darracq company one of the most
nodern and best equipped repair shops la this
PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD
JAMESTOWN THE BEGINNING 0? A NATION.
On April 26, 1607, three small frigates sailed into Chesapeake Bay
between the Virginia Capes. Sixteen clays later one hundred and five
men, under Captain John Smith, of Pocohontas fame, founded a stock
aded place of refuge on a peninsula jutting into Powhatan's River, which
they named James Fort, in honor of their King.
On April 26, 1907, the Jamestown Exposition will open its doors on
the shores overlooking the beautiful waters of Hampton Roads, in cele
bration of the ter-centennial of the founding of Jamestown and the Amer
ican nation.
James Fort, an island for two centuries, and deserted for a longer
period, is a memory: the Exposition is a palpable fact, illustrating the
progress of three hundred years.
The Pennsylvania Railroad will sell excursion tickets to Norfolk,
April 19 to November 30, at very low rates from New York.
Season tickets, limited to December 15, and Thirty-Day tickets, with
liberal stop-over privileges, will be sold via Philadelphia and the Cape
Charles Route; via P>altimore and Chesapeake Bay Steamboat Lines, or
via Washington and the Potomac River Steamboat Lines; the Season
rate being SI 1.25 on day trains and boats. $12.75 on night trains and boats ;
the Thirty-Day rate $10.00 on day trains and boats, $11.50 on night trains
and boats. Via the route through Washington and Richmond, the Season
rate will be $17.00 and the Thu-ty-Day rate $14.50.
TIGERS EXTER ROWING.
Celebrated by the Launching of a
Shell on Lake Carnegie.
Princeton. N. J.. March Cl (Special).— Tied An
drew Carnegie been ben yesterday he would have
Wen the launching of the first racing shell in Lake
Carnegie, and what was probably the beginning
of Princeton's active part in Intercollegiate row
ing. It was an important day in the athletic his
tory of the Orange and Black university.
Constance S. Titus, the Scuffing champion of
America, and the now rowing coach, came down
from New York in an autombile on which he had
Ft rapped one of his racing Shells. There was a
big crowd on hand to greet him. Titus lost no time
in getting Into his rowing togs and out on the
lake. After a short spin he pronounced the lake
ideal for rowing. He will do his training her*;
and at the same time instruct the men who are
Interested In this form of aquatics. Judging by the
crowd that was on hand, Titus should have no
trouble in Kitting candidates for several crews
A dust covered, warped and antiquated four
oar. Shell, a relic of the days when Princeton
mon rowed on the old canal, was carried out of
the cane clubhouse and launched In Lake tar
negle The old tub rapidly filled with water, but
after awhile she began to lighten up. and then
four prospective crew men volunteered, out into
the lake'" they pushed, the sh.ll rolling badly. The
old .Tuft set deep In the water and moved along
about as fast as a Raritan River canalboat.
Cheered on by an inti-r»-sted crowd of spectators,
who followed "along the bank, the stroke was In
creased The Id shell plunced her nose Into the
waters of Lake Carnegie while the water within
the boat rolled from stem to stern, Finally the
stroke caught n. "crab." and In a moment four
Princeton oarsmen were floundering around In the
groat loch builder-! gift Crew work will begin
in a few days.
WANT CREWS TO EXTER.
* ——^— — —
Anxious to Have Navy and Tigers
in American Regatta.
The stewards of the American Rowing Associa
tion are now devoting their energies toward obtain
ing the entries of crews from the United States
Naval Academy and Princeton for their fifth an
nual regatta, which Is to be held on tho Schuylklll
River, Philadelphia, on May --" This association
last year paved the way for the navy crew to row
at Philadelphia, but things were then in such an
unsettled condition at Annapolis that the offer
could not be utilised.
In the last week the middles have been looking
toward the Poughkeepsie regatta on the Hudson
With longing eyes, but the iSck of funds with which
to defray expenses has been an obstacle. The mid
shipmen are unable to charge any admission to
their athletic contests, and an the government gives
them no financial assistance, their athletics must
be suported by private subscription. This fact alone
may keep them from Poughkeepsie. But this diffi
culty does not exist In regard to the American re
gatta. Enough promises of assistance have been
received by the stewards from prominent sports
men to defray all the expanses of the middles to
Philadelphia, so that the trip would not cost them
a cent.
If the navy rows in this regatta Its crew would
probably win the Junior college event. One of the
rules for this contest is that all oarsmen who have
never rowed in a 'varsity race at Poughkeepsie or
New London are eligible for it. This would make
the entire navy crew eligible, and as th- middies
last year beat the 'varsity crews from Yale, Colum
bia and Georgetown, losing only to Pennsylvania.
tbey could undoubtedly clean up the various Junior
college crews.
In retard to Princeton, the stewards will bring
before th.» athletic authorities of the university
the advantage of starting their career on th- water
by sending some sort of a crew for this regatta.
The stewards would be as generous toward the
Tigers as toward the middles, and would see to it
that they had a racing shell for the event th-y de
cided to enter. It Is. of course, too late for Prince
ton to have any shells built this year, but they
could be obtained si a low cost from either th«
Schuylkill or Harlem rowing associations It ts
likely that the Tigers would consider the Junior col
lege race a trifle too difficult lor their first attempt
In which case they could enter any of the novice
events, of which th*-r>- ore. plenty. Since Harvard
Yale. Cornell. th ° University of " Pennsylvania and
probably Syracuse and Georgetown or« to bo In this
regatta, the stewards are extremely anxious to
have both Annapolis and Princeton present aj"o
HARLEM OARSMEN AT WORK.
Aquatic Enthusiasts Disappointed with the
Weather— in Clubs.
Those rowing enthusiasts who did not take ad
vantage of the fine weather en Saturday had made
plans to take their first spin of the season on
th» Harlem River yesterday. But the day was so
disagreeable that even the novices brimming over
with enthusiasm did not dare venture cut in the
cold, raw wind which swept down the Speedway
course.
Many oarsmen who had not been near the river
since last fall, but had made up their minds to
take a spin yesterday, dropped into their club
houses. There was considerable activity in th«
clubhouses. Shells were taken down from the
racks where they wore placed six months ago and
Cleaned and got In readiness for the next' nn«
day. As soon as the weather man does his duty
the llarltm will bo alive with lovers of aquatic
At the Atalanta and Bohemian clubs a number
of men were busy on the rowing machines getting:
into condition for an early season ' "■»«
Several changes have occurred In the clubs nur-
Ing the long winter months. Fred Fuessv'l the
old Harlem Rowing Club star, will wear the color?
of the Metropolitan Rowing Club this season
There was a story afloat yesterday that he would
double iip with David M.-Kntr.e. of the same
club, and row In all the double races this War
McEntrce formerly belonged to the Wnverly 80-it
Club, a Hudson River organization. This should
prove a strong combination, as Fuessol has entirely
recovered from the Illness which handicapped hl«
work last season. ™™ nl "
The Nassaus have Increased their membership
end arnons the new men is much good material
for "Johnny" Smith to work into his various crews
The .veteran coach expects ills men to show un
prominently this season. v
The local racing season will open, as usual with
a big regatta on Memorial Day. The management
has added several new events to the usuil n r o
gramme. Chief among these Is the race for school
boys. The young athletes wll be trained by mem
bers of the various clubs. This is expected to be
one of the most interesting races of the day.
• GYMNASTIC CHAMPIONSHIP. !
What is expected to be one of the biggest gym
nastic meetings of the year is scheduled to take
place next* Saturday afternoon and evening at th.>
central branch of the Young Men's Christian As
sociation. In Brooklyn, where the championship of
the Amateur Athletic Union will be decided.
The committee in charge of affairs has received
entries from many leading clubs and colleges Tim
Newark Young Men's Christian Association' gym
nastic team, which won the national champion.
«nix> me at St. Louis, has entered several men.
A. A. U. AGAINST CONTROL
Management of Lawn Tennis Not
Favored by President Sullivan.
Since the declaration mad* «t the annual meeting
of the T*nit» i States National Lawn Turns] Asso
eltlon that the Amate'ir Athletic Union was to as
sum* control of the same the question has been the
burning one among the players. It came up again
last wpek In more vigorous form at the meeting of
the Metropolitan Lawn. Tennis League. Th- fact
that the membership of this organization Is prin
cipally composed of clubs that f.re strongly affili-
Mad with the Amateur 'Athletic Union, such as the
New York Athletic Club, the Montclalr Athletic
Club, the Englewood Field Club an 1 the Knicker
bocker Field Club, gave credence to the rumor. This
was considerably heightened by the fact that many
of th> foremost players declared that with Its per
fectly developed system of government and man
agement the Amateur Athletic Union could do
much to benefit the sport-
The position of the national governing body in
athletics in regard to lawn tennis was not left in
any position of doubt when Jamea K. Sullivan,
president, was asked to d-ti:>- the plans of the
Amateur Athletic L'nio.T. H. came out with a
strong and emphatic statement that the Union had
no thought of taking any part i:. lho niana^rm-nt
« Bojernment of lawn tennis affairs. h- declared
rrwf.V i Was " ot w ' th >" M" province to talk of the
method in which lawn tennis was at present con
?h f^in/ at was a sub^ ect tor debate only among
the followers of the (an« On* tning tnuseertara.
l-nTn^"*,' ! n< ! th K? W!« tf "' fh>^ Amateur Athletic
union had troubles enough of it* own witNvr.
Im ! hL°VK BJde and B * ekln * 'others. He said that he
AihUMn. ?• P" l " ie •»»**atic that the Amateur
Athletic rnifin Would have nothing to do with
The , point , blank answer of President Sullivan
caused security and quietude in the minds of some
officials where uneasiness had held sway since in*
question first came up. It was the belief of a
number of experts of the New York Athletic Club
and several others of the tennis playing organiza
tions that a more rapid development of lawn tennis
l.» this country could be accomplished under direc
tion of the Amateur Athletic Union. These men
familiar with athletic co.dltlons, point, out how
careful and systematically sport had been rals-d
to a high plan« in this country, while the came
of lawn tennis had suffered. Compared with the
English, this country was far behind on the
courts This not only applied to the few layers
who attained high rank, but also to th- tint irul
conduct of tournaments, although It wna admitted
that the tournament feature was advancing in a
most promising manner.
It was even said Ny a member of the executive
committee that Dr. James Dwlght. president of
th« lawn tennis association, had sail tn.«t .1 fol
lowing of Amateur Athletic Union methods would
unquestionably benefit the sport. Players generally
believed that the raising of the question would
at least lead to better management thai season.
PREPARE CRICKET GAMES.
Metropolitan District League Names
Dates for Many Contests.
Local cricketers arc now preparing their sched
ules for the coming season, which will open early
l:i May. At a meeting of the Metropolitan District
Cricket Lensiie. held Saturday night at the Cos
mopolitan Hotel. 112 matches were arranged. Two
series of games were scheduled, each section com
prising eight teams. The following teams will
compete In Section A: Brooklyn. Columbia Oval
Kings County. Manhattan. Montclair. Staten Island.
Thistles and Yonkers. whllo Section B includes
Brooklyn Team B. two teams from Columbia Oval.
Kings County Team B. Manhattan 11. Prospect
Park. Thistles Team B and Yonker.s Team B. The
schedule follows:
Section A— May 19. Brooklyn vs. Columbia Oval Mont
cl»lr vs. Vonkera; 25, Stnton Island vi Columbia Oval
Montclalr vs. Thistles; 30. State* Islan.l vs. Kings
County. Thistles vs. nro.iklyn: June l. Youkers vi Statcn
Islam). ■ Thistles vs. Columbia Oval, Montclalr vs Man
hattan; ft, Brooklyn vi. Montclatr, Klru-» County v»
Thistles. Manhattun vs. Yonkers; 15. Thistles vs. Stateii
island. Brooklyn vs. Manhattan. Yonkers vs. Columbia
Oval. Monlclalr vs. Kings County; 22. States Island vs
Montclilr. Klntrs Cboary vs. Manhattan. IJrocklyn vs
Yonkers; 29. Yonker* vs "Kings County. Manhattan vs
Staten Island. Montclalr vs. Columbia Oval; July 4
Ptattn Island vs. Brooklyn. Thistles v*. Manhattan- «>
Columbia Oval vs. Ycr.kers. Kln(s County vs. Brooklyn
Ftati-n Island vs. Tktailw, Manhattan v». M 'in, utr 13,
Yon kern v.< Manhattan. Kings County v- Btaten Island"
2". Miinhutttn v* Brooklyn. Columbia Oral v.-< Kind's
County. V nkera va Montclatr: 27. Brooklyn v». Staten
Island. Tinkers vs. Thistles. Manhattan vs. Cr>tumbta
Oval. Kln«s County vs. M.r.t.-!alr. August 3 Stnt-n Is)
nn<J vs. Y<.nk«r». Klnits County vs. Yonkers. Columbia
Oval vs. Brooklyn. Thistles vs. Mont.-lair It* M -m .-lair
vs. Staten Wand, Manhattan vs. Kings County Yonkera
vs. Brooklyn, Columbia Oval vs. Thistles; 17 Thistles vs
Kln«is County. Statan Islunti vs. Yoakrrs Columbia Ovai
vs. Montclalr: 2». Manhattan vs. Thistles. Kings County
vs. Columbia Oval. Montclalr vs. Tr.v-.klvn .11 Brooklyn
vs. Klnirs County. Columbia Oval vs. Manhattan- -.■•■
temb^r 2. Brooklyn v*. Thistles: T. Co'umhta Oval vs.
Ftat.n Island. Thistles vs. Yonkers. »•""«» vai \s.
Section E— May 11. Columbia Ova! 111 vs. Yonkern- IS
Columbia Oval II vs. Brooklyn. Columbia Oval 111 vs'
Prnspect Park: 25. Prospect Park vs. Klnp« Ctowiry c,
lumbl.i Ova! 11 vs. Manhattan. Yonkers vs Columbia' Oval
III: 30. Brooklyn vs. Thistles: Jun» l King-* County va
Brooklyn. Prospect Park vs. Thistles: 8. Thistles vs Klncs
County. Brooklyn vs. Columbia Oval 111. ColumbU Oval
II vs. Ycnkers. Prospect Park vs. Manhattan- 1.-. Klnoa
County vs. Columbia Oval 111. Prook'yn v» Prrsrect
Park. Thistles v«. Columbia Oval II: 2!? Manhattan ▼*
Klncs ■Viiintv Tinkers vs. rrr>oklyn Propsrt Park \s
Columbia Oval 11. Columbl-* Oval 111 vs Thl-ties- ••«>'
Kings County vs. Yonkers. Prospect Park vs. Manhattan'
Columbia Oval II vs. Chlumhla Ovnl III; .Inly 4 Man
hattan v* Thistles. Columbia Oval 111 vs. Columbia Oval
II: »'. Urook'yn vs. Columbia Oval 11. Yonkers vs Proa
pect Park: 1™ Columbia Ov.il II vs. Rlnw c>vintv
Thistles vs. Prospect Park. Columbia Oval 111 vs . Brook
lyn. Manhattan vs. Ynaaein 2t>. Brooktvn va Kin-s !
County. Yonk.^rs v«. Columbia Oval II; 27 Thistles va
Yonkers. Prospect Park vs. Brooklyn. rviumMa Ova! Nt
vs. Manhattan: August 9. Manhattan vs. Columbia Oval
11. Ptopp*,-* P^rk vs. Columbia Oval 111. YonkTS vs
Kln«s County; 10. B>-o,iklvn vs. Tonk«r* Columbia v ,i:
II vs. Prospect P^rk Thl.tles vs. Columbia Oval 111
Kirns County vs. Manhattan; 17. Brooklyn vs. Manhat
tnn. Prosiwct Park vs. Tonkera. Kim-* Counfv vs
Thistles: 24. Columbia Oval 111 vs. Ktn»s County Th'stlos
vs. Manhattan: SI. TMnt'M vs. Brooklyn. MnnhTt.Ti vs
O>lumh'.a Oval 111. Kln«s County v< Prosi«>,-t Park-
September T. Columbia Oral II vs. Trestles Tonkors v»
Manhntton: M. Manhattan vs. Brooklyn. ' Yonlcers va.
Thistle*. Kings County vs. Columbia Ov:»j 11.
All cam»s to be played on ground of club first
mention
KANT AMENDMENTS TO RULES.
Yacht Baring Association to Make Changes
at Annual Meeting This Week.
At th« annual meeting of the Yacht Racine As
sociation of Long Island Sound, to be held at the
Hotel Astor. next Friday night, a number of
amendments to the general rules will be offered.
among the moat Important of which are these, of
the racing rules:
That an error in the measurement discovered at
any time prior to the close of the yachting season
shall be corrected, and the results of that season's
races made to conform to the correct measure
ment. The classification la to be amended by
eliminating the 40-foot class of schooners, and the
100-foot class of sloops by making the first class
of sloops "Q." nil over 83 feet rating measurement.
SSI by lettering the 47-foot class of schooners
F." instead of "D. D.- Separate Classen for
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SsiW JACOB RUPPERT T^V^
At first r]»M hotels ;lauor dealers and groc«?r»'
mainsail yachta is also to h*> ri; minuted.
Th.- ruK-s are also t<v be aintmied so that !n all
classes of C? fet-t an.l tinder each yacht must <••
BtoercU by a corinthian. wbo la a member ot a res
ularly or^mfzetl yacht club, ami must b^ jaanr.ea
by corlnthtans, except that tJv> yacht may carry
three professionals; a yacht »>f Ibe ST-fbOt clws
two, ami fr«>p.i I'J feet down. on«> professional ln
iler the head of "stiirt" the new rule provides that
any yacht that starts before the sisn.il of her clasa
shall 1..- recalled by tn<- hotstlns of a -white bail
with a re.i horizontal r>an»l. attention being eaiUm
to it by a blast from a foghorn.
The nominating committee, elected at th» Oc
tober meeting or the association, has made ::i *
follow Ins nominations:
President. W. Better Duncan, jr.. Maohasset Bay
Yacht dub; secretary, l/lia.-les I. Tower. River
side Yutht Club: treasurer. Victor I. Cumnock.
Sfiiwanh.-iki Corinthian Yacht nub. and m-»m*o'S
! of the rxecotrn commltt**. Fred A. WO. NorwaU
Yacht Clut.; FTank BOWM Jones. Indian h^ o^
Yacht Club; Stuyvesant Wetnwrhiht. America
Yacht Ctub. and George I*. Granbery. New IW
chelto Yacht Club.
BENNING ENTBIES TO-DAY.
FIRST RACE— Opcatss purs*. l&OT; to* thre*-y*ar-oMs
an<» upvrurX Six turli>n»s. Columbia Course- -•
Or-M Slft.>r 1-- rampaisntr «••■ •*"?
Brooli.i«; . . . I- " I ■'■■. IJo^nersw 2
Qua.JriKc 1 17 , Anna May ■ ' ■ " S
Warning K3iPeU!emo 2
I^ckcv m|3J«nrHl m
East End 111
SEC-ONH RACK— THE ARI4NGTON; for two-yeai^*-
Four furlongs. Old O>«r«>. ..,
Kasazina lt»; Barardo T\'t3
l_ 1 -. l : ( --» lJ»,Or<s^on "T
Marti Jar.c IWlßtUta Htbbs ]"Z
Workaday IMS {"
Glam-ua U2 BVuiber «™
Doa.l Gone '. . H2!Bca Col* lusi
SypmlH'oii 11-!
THIKC> RACE- Ftor maulcn three-year-oWs and upwa™.
Seven furlong*. Columbia Course. —
IJnnthonr Uoy lirt.Turba'pnt 2
Lally ' «<>- ' Yellowback £
Orafter W's-'tonev I*« *j
Dimes V»\OUi »>lony «r
The H;il!. ;■•■,' ........ CD nmmbtlns Soph If
Ertwaril Wrlty OOlDnirv Mai.i "• "*
FOURTH R.\CK— BENNING SPRING IIANPICAP: Jj»
thret-year-oMs ana upward. Six furlonsa. Colwn.a
Course. -.r^
OeM Sifter in- Lori? merges »^
Ok«nit« "i \V»lr(!*>me «J;
CiraiJnllo 11" Gumiton 'J
Eur'pluVs I'* s !-;». k v -.J.
•Ttwean , tWMalaoca L
To,Mle» I«S|TMO« • 5
Artn-.o '. ...;.l*Vi: tU'arnlßjr """"" ie
tSafor Boy % 101'Campatjsr.er •• 2J
SH.k!\v:iv KM Kevenw • »>
Th«« Clown UMißoa* ■••' Dawn I
'MonactHlor 101 : trn«i>rella - *".*. i
I »E. A. TTMla*i entry. tTV.' ("*. Pnlv enrrr.
nFTB RACK Steepler ha.**; for lour-year-«:d9 sal W"
wcrrf. About two mi' t3 »
80ur..1 Brook !ft>t|Ju.ise White "***-~SI
jS
I^-li«l Out 1 IS; Rrcket • *""ISS
Souvid.iv t »•- TWta • '* .
SIXTH R.XCE— SeKlns: for thtw-year-otda and *•••
On« mite and for:y yanla. Cohimbii Course. .; -—
Tavur.nes ltM'Jark McKeon A.
Ivar.hoe 107 PHphf* -:V;
Cubmosa* ltvi Elizabeth F. "*-* »6
R»Mn"«.-r« Society Bud mm ■« ~
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