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Neu-s and View* on Current Topics,
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Amateur and Professional.
The outdoor r-portfns scascn Is in full swing.
th« cold txnseaJnr>nal>l9 weather notwithstanding.
r.asebai!. rp<ing and goif hold thi centre of the.
nspc, "id will continue to do so for the greater
j<*rt of the ye.tr. • 'little by little the v«rlou^
other branches. including lawn term!*, yachting.
rrichet, general athletic?, rowing, trotting and
jificing will take a forward place amons their
particular devotees. In the mean tl;ne there is
plenty to arrsi:** Knd ent'-rt«in. and the week
will rot be lacking in features. The spring rr.eet
<n»; .-.' the Quern's County .Torkey Club will be
«-rintsrtued to Friday, when there will be a banga
of m ere to Hie Sletropolltan Jockey Club's tricks
at .Terr&lca. The Excelsior Handicap is down
for tlie opening day. and the outlook Is bright
(or a brilliant rare The golfers can satisfy their
craving for open tournament play, as ''i Coun
try Club of Lflkewood will entertain on Thurs
day. Friday and Saturday. The fans ran pick
and choose between The Highlanders and Pu
rerbas. and not lack for good basebaJl, while the
college teams will clash in a number of Impor
tant games on Wednesday and Saturday. The
Indoor lawn tennis tournament will also be con
tinued at th© St. Nicholas Rink, while there will
be other fixtures important, at least, to a certain ;
The opening of the racing season at Aqueduct,
with the victory of Glorifler in the Carter Han
dicap, 'he first appearance of the Highlanders
and Fuperba* at home, the brilliant opening of
the golfing season at Garden City, when Travis
beat Travers one up in thirty-eight holes, after
cue of the most sensational matches on record. I
Fls««Mp «f the MUrtor Boa* Club of America, at the Jamestown Exrorltion. Owner. VJce-Corftm©
dare Joseph 11. Hoadley.
(Phfto by Gillette •
*vi« the record breaking performance of Tom
Xtfrtg'boßt in winning the big Boston Marathon
road race, were the important happenings last
week. The racing, baseball and golf will he
treated of further, but a word must be said here
of Longboat's preat race. This clever Indian
runner from Canada appears to have all the
qualifications of Cooper's l*-er*lnyer. the hero
of the majority of boys. Longboat Is of the
Onondaga tribe, and. contrary to the usual cus
tom, runs flatfocted. He covered the twenty
flve miles from Ashland to Boston In 2 hours 24
minutes and 4-.". second?, and not only de
feated a strong n>M of the best distance run-
Tiers in this country but tnj.de ft new world's rec
ord for the distance. 11 ■' ii. anything but an
Ideal day for the gruelling race, and "i- Ind
ian's performance for that reason was all the.
more rcniHrkable. He has l.oen heralded as a
wonder, and it looks as if lie was the greatest
lone <liM.- tn<-et n<-e ruyner of modern rime«.
The action of the I'olo Association in giving
Chicago the championship tournament this year
has l>een accepted in good part by players In
the East, si- it will give the game a needed boom
in the West.
The lonjfTlgTiTrffpr the National-, and American
League •.■jjeniiacnts, while fairly bjegun has not
advanced -far enough to snake a?iy predictions
worth the time .10 evolve them. It can be said,
however, that The throe local Trams are show-
Ing enough strength to indicate that they will
p!ay a leading part in the Ftrueglr. As It hap
pens, the two Chicago teams, which won th- 1
"flags" in their Respective It-aguos last year, are
JpHding the van,; with the Giants and th« High
la riders second in each case. How long this
standing \v\U obtain is open to question, but it
matters not, sa long as the New York teams
head the list when tho season ejuiF. The Giants
have won five and lost two me*. Their chief
weakness up to this time has bee-n in batting,
but an Improvement can be looked for as the
peat-on advances and the nifn get their eyes on
the ball. The possibilities were shown in the
frame with Boston or Saturday, when Cy" Sey
irnnur cur laaas with five slashing hits and Shan
non and Devlin got three each. The team was
chut out by the Superbaa in one game, however,
'because the players could not solve the delivery
«1 Pastorlus. In spite of a strong team, Brook
lyn la bringing up the tail end of the procession,
,nvlih nne game yon and five lost. Three of the
i five Buaea have been lost by one run. and. as
Vas the case last year, luck seems to be against
jthe Superba*. The followers of the nine must
yiot »*• discouraged, however. The men are. play
lag good ball and are sure to win a fair share of
their games unless all signs fall.
Th« Highlanders have pleased the critics, and
; Griffith has a champion team if the young
■ pitchers continue a* they have begun. Tho in-
I Jleld Is a veritable, stone wall, and the outfield
« ould hardly be Improved. Further than that.
the men are hitting the ball hard, and thin
means much in winning frames. "Smiling Al"
<">rth has been tried and not found wanting in
! thf box. Hogg ran be depended on. darkaon is
brilliant. If erratic, and should win many games;
Jfufrhes and Ke»-fe have shown great possibili
ties, while Brocl who pitched so well for the
.Buffalo club of the- Eastern league last year.
! may prove p find. Doyle is also counted on to
'/toid his own when the weather gets warmer.
'Th*' Highlanders have won four games and lost
■ two.
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bTbbml. rain and ftiow were in league last week
t against high class work on the college diamonds.
;Many of the big teams had their preliminary
, y ork ft at naught by the unseasonable, weather.
Thus far it has b«-«-n almost tpoaafMa la net a
line an the relative strength of «he nines, as f=o
; many different and unusu«l things have, had to
be taken into consideration. Princeton was de
feated by Lafayette In a fourt.-en-int.inK contest
«♦ Princeton an Wednesday by a score of 4 to 2.
Schneider, who pitched for Lafayette, and Uey
• niger. the Princeton t wirier, each struck out ten
: men. and the same number of hits — nine were
made off each man. Bat Princeton's three errors
were accountable for her defeat. On Saturday.
with Krhneider again In the bo*. Lafayette lost
to Cornell at Ithaca by the score of 4 to 2. This
would tend to show that Cornell is playing bet
ter hail than the Tigers at the present time.
Syracuse took the Tigers into camp on Satur
day by a score of 6to o. It is expected that the
Princeton team will 6ee some changes at first
base and it. two of the fielding positions this
week. Yale is playing a steady, consistent game
IMb season. On Monday the New Huven team
Bhul out \V,:l.yan: « to O; defeated the Niagara
University. 11 to 3. on Wednesday, and won a
'I Rood game from the strung Anihcrst team on
Saturday by a score of 7 to *;{. Cuahlng and
Ucyer have been the mainstays of the twirling
•"««" thus far. •'Hub?" Parsons, th.- leading
pitcher last ye:>.r. has !iad a !anie arm. but he is
rn;»idly rounding into crmditiuii. Harvard appar
ently has a well bnJanced team. The Crimson
" i/layers shut out C»e Navy by a score cf 4 to O
on Thursday and <lef»»».-<vt the Army S to 1 -on
• Saturday. Pennsylvania Is exceptionally strong
In the j>lto!ilr:g department. Their rrcord last
veek lncli..l» .t victories over the Kli?abeth team
I iAUmutU- ]>-agur> and Columbia. Other itnpor
taut graincs included <.Jeorr;<rtow!i*s defeat of the
• Un*vciv!ty of North Carolina, •', to o. and Ford
haa». 4 to :»'; Ooraelt'a victory over the Syracuse
I |irofew!i«naJ team, 1 to 0; Lehigh'K defeat of
■ "West Point, 13 to 7, and Holy Cross's victories
over Trinity »ad "Wesieyan. by th» scores of 7
to G and 7 to 0, retpecthcly.
Th* opening of the compeUtivc golf season at
Carden «-ity lart week was exceptional in more
ways than one. To begin with, the weather con
ditions were at no time conducive to good golf.
yet the sixty-odd contestants v.ho started in the
invitation tournament on Thursday adapted
themselves to the situation. Many of the golfers
showed a lack of practice— always a handicap.
and especially so over the long and trying Gar
den City links. But the way. they stuck to their
work In the face of rain, wind and snow speaks
volumes for the interest In the game this season.
All who attencVd were amply rewarded in the.
end. for who would not put up with a good deal
rather than miss that memorable final round be
tween W. .T. Travis and J. D. Travers V The fact
that ,;,er 0 two men of class had to carry their
match in the final round to the thirty- eighth
rrcv. ere a decision could be reached speaks fo:
iSeIT In weeks, months and years to come ■ these
two acknowledged leaden In American gol. will
doubtless take part In scores of tournaments
nrobably will meet again and under more favor
w'"conditions, but who will venture to predict
anvthlng to compare with that match, which
Travis won so unexpectedly on the second extra
hole? Travers- Is the metropolitan c hal l , o 1 n
young and apparently only on the threshold of
his career: Trivia, with a brilliant record of
titles here and abroad in years past, is still
great, stil! the thirty-six hole king.
The vogue toward indoor lawn tennis has been
materially directed by the tournaments at the.
Pt. Nicholas Kink. The experiment of two years
ago has created an interest which finds enthusi
ast expression among those, who gather about
tha^grass green canvas court or who participate
in the competitions. The merles now in full
swing reveal the fact that there arc- any number
of excellent wielders of the racket who are never
heard of In the usual round of tournament play.
Miss Nora Iselin Is of this number, and her
handling of the racket an.l ball provided excel
lent ?p°rt in the women's matches. Miss Sears
and Mi!*? 1 FVnnn, the two Poston girl?, and the
Misses Green, of Philadelphia, are hut little
heard of as tennis poep. and yet they displayed a
skill that has been a revelation to many of th«
followers of the ssn^ The stimulating effect
upon the sport of such a «eiif-c of tournaments
a<^ the St. Nicholas Kink iF the scene of Is far
reaching in it? effect. It Indicates the high plane
of the panic, and reveals the fact that there are
hosts of undiscovered experts In this country
who only need •■> be brought out by enticing
them into the competitions Hut tli>> St Nicholas
meetings go even a step further. They take the
place of '"curtain raiser" to ign more Important
outdoor play of the season. "In the vicinity of
this city there is usually .<-.> little opportunity
for play until late in May that the indoor tour
naments also afford the top class experts an
agreraMo method of attaining some show of
form before the open and championship season
lupins. The advantage tvhlcb Reals C. Wright
and Karl H. Bohr. jr.. who are talked of for the
internationals, and Miss May <;. Stitton, who is
again to invade the English tournaments, find In
Xhf St. Nicholas Kink competitions, makes it
evident that the tournaments provide Just the
preparatory practice needed. The list of frag
mentary tournaments to come promise most In
teresting an. brilliant sport, which will continue
until well on in May.
From present Indications the yacht racing this
Ff-ason will be confined largely to the smaller
classes, with the exception, i haps, of the squad
ron run* of the New York Yacht Club, when the
■ci nera and big yawls will probably compete
as usual. The races for the King's Cup and the
Astor Cup, off Newport, in August, are pretty
surf/ to bring out the bigger Balling craft, as
well as the best of th.' smaller classes Much
interest is looked for in the meeting of the three
new •■. rooters thai Herreshoff has built for
Messrs Vanderbllt. Pyncbon and Llppltt. while
the new sloops in the smaller one design and
other classes, such as the 48-foot, the "P." the
"Q." the 15-foot and the dory classes should
furnish excellent racing on the Sound and In
Gravesend Bay. A large (!<■.•• of th.- one design
ers, is sure to go to Hampton Roads to race for
the King's cur,! the German Emperor's Cup and
the Upton Cup.
Miss Mai) G. Sutl&n to Play in St.
Nicholas Rink.
Interact among lawn tennis player* centres upon
the appearance this week of Miss May <; Button
""> L courts of the si. Nicholas rink. Bo plenum.
have, Wn the achievements of this girl 'from
Fasadfiia. CaL. that even ,i, c top-eaksa men of
this country are by no means certain of de
feating her in match play. M!sa Button will again
strive for the English championship this year
leaving tin* city on May 17. for competitions lea.i
inj? up to the championships at Wimbledon. Lon
don, Hfn the title In the singles i- expected to
go to the winner of the tournament, as Misß But
ton fays thai -=he has been advised that Miss Kate
Douglaj, v.-,., last year regained her championship
by defeating the American girl, is 10 default be
cause of h< r nr. Nt marriage
Miss Button also ekpecta to make a trial for the
British mlx*<l doubles title in the rink, with Heals,
C. Wright as a partner, on Wednesday and Thurs
•i..> It was with Wright that Miss Button com
pejed In the English championship two yeara ago
T^-TJ^ • Cllcr ''* s - a! "' «>>* two have planned
to Kgain make an effort to capture this titi.. for .
Journey across th<> Atlantic 01-ean a
„' tnf- 1 week" i? t(> .'•? the most lr.tciestlng mat.-l.
Of the week in which , Miss Button will rompste
will o. aßHins-t n ranking man player n" x t « /i = „
ll^T^i \*. nHll> tMs m»tch is frhiißht with con
i\ \ mm Y ln r tfr '"- ; '\-"l>«' Wright or Raymond
V U ,''™. nr ** PX Pect«d to oppos.- her X(»t' Mo,,
l^hiSdUaTtSr^rird^ g^ 1 » r^ i[
A«lolph I^denbunc the la.st fe.w days
Because of misunderstandings between tho^e who
have, endeavored to further the pr ow t l " f inur
national matches between American and KngKh
women players. Miss Button will not do anvthine
with regard to the project while abroad thiVs^a
son. The American sirl regards this as unfortSl
n H a V' f^r th ° lea<lln S 1-nKlish women w>ro "«2- %
visit OUs country and the American girl belteVM
that such a visit would n-sM.it In creatins: wide
spread Interest In the woman's game, which ihe
thinks has been neglected -"»<-n pne.
While the races of motor boats are be Jng held
at Hampton Roads In September, under the Joint
direction of the Motor Boat Club of America and
the Jamestown. Exposition Yachting Commission
the commodious motor yacht Alabama, owned by
Vlee-Commodore Joseph H. Hoadley. will be th*
JURsl.ip of the. club, in charge of Captain Klrby
She will be used for the reception of members
and their guests ».y the officers of th© club as
well as for the reception of many notable naval
officials and °™ c of the various warships that
will he anchored In th- waters of HaniDton R.-Ll
durlns the time the exrosltion is la Jru^L^^
Xorrie, Beaten by a Four-Year-Old
Colt, a Big Surprise.
Andrew Crawford, the new president of the
Road Drivers 1 Association, carried off the honors
on the Speedway yesterday. Drivinp a four
year-old colt that he had ne\er before seen in
haniers. h^ broke "yen in a .«--ries of closely < on-
T.-s=te«l brushes with the noted <!rand Circuit
trotter Norrte. 2<>!»'.. recently purchased by
Andrew Phillips.
Mr. Crawford's promising youngster was
Ninety-three Baron, a bay pacer, that gained a
record of 2:2o*s lasi season, after two months'
training. A break at the finish, when racing
neck and neck with Norrie, lost him the first
brush, but in the return trial of speed the fleet
youngster stepped right away from his com
petitor, and won by a length or more, despite
the fact that he was drawing a wagon with only
three tires. One of the pneumatic tubes ran off
the rinfl on the inside as the horses were i, earing
the goal, heads apart It was flopping about
the wheel In dangerous fashion until Mr. Craw
ford shifted both reins into one hand and with
the other caught up the flying tire, holding it
safe while he drove a stirring finish. The ama
teur reinsman'B quick it. cool head and steady
hand came in for applause from the spectator"
■who fringed the sidewalks
' Ninety-three Baron and Norr'e were not the
only notablo new flyers on the road Kinstress,
2 <"»0' l 4 . a Grand Circuit trotter, for which former
■ Congressman De Witt C Flanaga.i recently paid
$4,100. made her first appearance and won a
brush from W. J. Clark's Banker. Torreon, 2:16.
a big. gray trotter hailing from Kansas, stirred
the dust .if the Speedway for the first time He
was driven by R. W. Rosemire. who started him
in company with George If. Huber's pony pacvr
Bessie Pandit. The finish was so close thi'.
spectators right nt the post differed as to which
horse won. Alfred B. Maclay dro\e a promising
new four-year-old trotter, owned by Dr. H D.
Gill. In a brush with T. F. Kennedy"? Teddy K.
and T>r Joseph Sembn'fi Poco Estrella, the
youngster won handily. show ing a fine turn of
speed Another fast one among the newcomers.
•was the chestnut pact Leo S . IMM;, driven by
John Keuoe superintendent of th« late .Fames
Henry Smith's private stable. He was beaten a
length in a rousing brush with Christopher
Hackett's roan pacer, Blue Jay. both horses
shominf extreme speed. Thomas G. Hinds took
hie first spin behind Solstone, 2:16, a racy little
hay pacer, purchased a few weeks ago. Mr.
Hindu's old favorite, David Muscovite. 2:17'».
turned up in a new hitch. John Kelly, driving
the handsome little Mack pacer to pole with Tar
Tartar '2:13% . They nearly ran away with the
famous driver of Direct uni, 2:05^41
Coast Marie. 2:11 '*■ winner of the champion
ship cup on the Speedway and at the Empire
track last reason, showed old time form In her
first brush this year, beating E. J. La Place/a
speed) bay pacer. Frank Wilson. 2:«h'»i 4 , and
Percy Gill's Sue I -ix. 2:14^;. with seeming ease.
[da High wood, 2"'.» 1 . the acknowledged cham
pion of Speedway trotters, started in two
brushes with T. J. Jaworski's Surprise, account
ed a second rater, hut fast enough yesterday to
force the fleet daughter <>f High wood almost to
the limit of her speed. After driving the cham
pion, Nathan Straus took the reins over his
black trotter Ted. 2:15 V and renewed hostili
ties with ria.ua Bohllng's Kingmond. 2:00. The
honors were even. as they hn.l been a fortnight
ago, Ted winning one brush and Klngmond the
other. In other brushes .1 F. Gibbon's bay
mare Bessie G. won from K. Soteldo'a Hillsbor
ough «;trl. and Philip Helpershausen'a I^emon
Girl and Thomas. B. Leahy's Mack pacer Who
Know*. 2:11*4. defeated Dr. Gill's I^adv <;o!d<» ni
nm n:\\ relay games.
Many Western Athletes to Compete
nt Philadelphia this Week.
rhilrHelphJa will l>e the m" <-n on Saturday tow
ard which the cream of the college athletr* of thin
country Will flow. On that day the University of
Penn*yivan!a will hold Its annual relay came?.
This athletic carnival. In the opinion of many.
ranks first in the college world Others, however,
hold that th<> Jnt*rcol!»Ki.ite i.-am'« tuke first p!ac».
as they come at a i.me when the college athletei
are In the plnyof condition On the other hari'i. th*>
relay games make a strong bid for popularity, for
thf-y bring together m"ii from all sections of tho
country, and many cplleces. which ar« not rei<r«
fentofi in the intercollegiate association, send .om-
ITi},, °rr B i ." ln ' s " Karn.H The one drawback to the
1 hi ladelpl.ia X..111. s | a that thr- m.t-n events are not
ltniitoi] t(lt (l un.i»*rKrarit| i (t,..5. Former . .-.!.-,;•• t»tnrn
iire jieiinltte.) to compete In the or>fn event*
The We.-t will t>e well represented on Sutunlav
« oaoh StaRK •>: the University of Chicago will
send on a strong team for the one-mils r«lny cham
pionship. it will Include Merrlwn, tim coi"ifer<>nc«»
champion, who is running the quarter under M
peron«ls: ilgle: and Barker, who are hMh to run
the distant-.- In Cl seconds. nnd either Stuart or
<;ra\e.-<. both «f whom have records of :.:; seconds
Two yearn ago .Sti-?K'»> team Si ;. . turn, games
lota this rave by inches, and this year • .• expect*
a different result M'.k.- Murphy's charges in"
elude a wonderful fast quartet „r quarter-«nller(
and to many experts it lo«.kH as if they would carry
off thUi race Then are few colleges thai havi
ever been at.).- to boast •• four men an koo<l un
Taylor. Canmell. Whitman and Bonsack Then
there Is Mulligan, a sterling runnel for a aubstl
tine. Taylor, tl <• wonderful negro runner, haa an
Intercollegiate record of \*\-i seconds Vale will
not nave a teum In thin rarf.
IlliiioiH. one of the "Blk Six' of the West will
sen,] 011 a few athletes. Orear and Norrls will be
In- the ifol<- vault. Burroughs In th« weight con
tests. Watson In the broad Jump, Washburn In the
high lump, May In the one hundred yard dash and
Lascar In the hurdles The tlrnt three Of these
men have made names for themselves In the West
In their events. Burroughs was third In the con
ference meet lasi year In the hammer throw, with
147 feet :< -i ill. Ilk. A vault of 11 fret >> Inches gave
Grear third place In tha pole vault, and hli team
mat.-. Norrls, vaulted 11 feet 9 s , Inches in a dual
Michigan will send a strong team East This will
furnish an excellent opportunity to gel a line on
Michigan's chances In the Intei olleglales this
ear. Many judge have -tald that first honors Ii
tin rolle«c championships this -..■■, «ii' be fought
for by Cornell Pennsylvania and Michigan AJ
tjtoug-h a more conservative opinion wmilii place tli«.
meet at the mertry of either Cornell or Pennsylva
nia, there la little doubt that Michigan will cut •«
big figure. 'I in Wolverines are and have alwitvs
(.••en strong In the distance run* On the relay
team which will represent Michigan In the four
mile championship on Saturday i« Hainey the
Western champion, who recently ran the half mils
Indoors iii 1 minute ;.T 4-0 seconds. Then they have
doe. who has « record of 4 minutes L't >; s.-.-.n,. "
for th« mile Indoors, and Roe. who has run the two
miles In 10 minutes and I S second.
The Camerons defeated a team of soccer football
players from the steamship Philadelphia' at Van
I'ortlandl Park yesterday by a score of i to 0
Despite the most desperate efforts on 11,.. pan or
the tars, the latter were unable to break their
opponents defence, wherein Goalkeeper in--,.
\:.,s .i most conspicuous tlKiire. Goodman made
the only goal scored In the game
The Cameron Reserves, who will meet the • hum
pion eleven next Sunday afternoon In th. anal
game of the soason. defeated the eleven from the
steamship « irtnana by a score of «i to I Playing
asainst the wind In the l.rsl half. Plerson sroreS
the only poal made In the first half for the Catri-
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Wheels — Springs — Repairs
AU f/arts made on our premises. Wheels and springs of
foreign cars, always difficult to secure, duplicated in minimum
Brewster & Co..
Broadway & 47th St.
Surgeons Complain of Street Con
ditions-Orphans' Day Outing.
The Long Island Automobile Club held Its first
run of th<? season to Oyster Bay yesterday. Mem
bers evidently took advantage of the perfect
weather, for more than fifteen automobiles drew
away from the Cumberland street headquarters at
* o'clock in the morning In the automobiles were
about sixty person-. Among •he owners of the cars
that went on the rut. were A R. Pardlngton. Cleve
land Litchneld. I. T. Weiss, Dr. Parker. John F.
James, J. H. Frank ,-in.i < . .1 Edwards.
Many of the, cars carried club flags. The route
t.-iK' -i was by way of Flushing:, thence to Little
Neck, Lakevillc, Roslyn and over th» Vanderbilt
■ ir ( . course. Confetti was scattered along th« route
to trui'le the drivers The return trip was along
the Oyster Day Shore Road to the Sound and then
p«.-t the handsome estates at Locust valley. Glen
Cove and Westburj .
One of the civic organizations, the Automobile
i tub of America, which have been gathering »vi
dence and statistics about the street* In the hope
that redical and permanent Improvement will fol
low a ''ill exposure of present conditions, hns
fo'ind that some of the big hospitals have had
their ambulance service seriously hampered byth"
ruts and holes In the street*, which often make
the trip to the hospital a great hazard for emer
gency patient*.
Surgeons iloinK ambulance duty at Roosevelt
Hospital declare that the wretched condition of
tiie streets, especially between ;>?th and O6 street,
both sat and west of Fifth avenue, Is seriously
interfering with the ambulance service of their
institution and Is endangering the lives of not only
the ambulance patients but al?o surgronn and
Dl Samtnis, an smbulsnce surgeon, says 'hat.
ruts and defects in th© street pavement have re
cently caused the ambulance to break down twice,
once v rill-— responding to a call. r.nd another tlnxs
while returning to th" honpltnl with a patient.
The flrst accident occurred at 26th street and Us*
irißton avenue, when the nmbulanc* run into an
rnormous'hole- in the pavement and broke its rear
axle. The front n-xle went In th« second accident.
In a deep rut M 17th «'rr*-t and Seventh avenue,
and both the- patient, who had been run over, and
■'. •■;rge.,;i were badly shaken up
"Among the worst sufferers from the ' bad
streets." said Di Bammis, "are patients brought
here suffering from peritonitis, rppetidtclus and
similar diseases. The ruts and holes cannot be
avoided, even by the most careful driving, and th«
resultant Jolts and Jars to the patient inside the
ambulance almost invariably cause the Inflam
mation which accompanies peritonitis and sickness
of that character to spread ail oyer the abdom
inal region*
It Gordon, «ho alternates with Dr. Sammis
on ambulance duty, seconded ' his associate's as
Probabl) one of the worst sufferers union* th»
hospitals baa been the 3. Hood Wright, in Harlem.
which lih* been compelled to abandon Lawrence
str^M. Its normal ambulance route to the E*st
Sid*-, nnd take a longer way. Lawrence street !•«
practically Impassable, and In one short block has
X* boles In Its asphalt surface.
In a statement to Investigators of the Automo
bile lub •>' America, which has bfen looking Into
*tr.Mt rondlllons, a representative of the hospital
said "We have had to change our ambulance
route, bei-suse anything Itke si normal peed Is now
impossible on Lawrencs street, Convent avenue.
lower St. Nicholas avenue and Mornlngslde ave
nue. The cutting out Of i.i»i'ii.« street means a
lops of tltne In hurry call.>» to th* East Shi and
on ii.. i streets particularly O'livont avenue, be
tween 181 si mil 145 t.i «<tre.ts especially that part by
the new ''.'■ <*.»lleK»'. and In man] cross streets.
where the sewer an.l KB.* work has left a ridge,
It Is ii. i; sslb(e io drive »' normal apeed, and the
ambulance haa to come to a walk, in mnergency
, B ses, such hs heniorrhage, drowning and poison,
to tnke the holes .\en nt a normal speed would In
yolve pi»-;«t • hoi to the patient. In this .Inns «>:"
cases every rr.lir.it* cunts, and frequently the
surK.-Miii la obliged to send the ambulance at high
speed even though the patient Is Jolteil
•■In this neighborhood there Is comparatively
little asphalt. and »he fact thai the asphalt streets
air In bad condition la ■ »;:•■>' hardship to the
hosoital In »li» i wear and tear on the ambulance
and la a seii..iis disadvantage to patients. Fre
(niently the nuinhole. plate; <<•■ far above th« street
level, an-l an attempt to drive over these nt tior
nial speed would nive the patient .i bad shork.
The condition of the streets, how* has another
. ft'-' t The presence of holes which carnoi i c
cleaned out and which retain moisture snd tilth
Inevitably reacts on the health of the community."
' A^•sur:lnc' > s for :i generous response to thi call
I for .ars for New York's Orphans' I»ay. June 12.
j are i"-<f.K received by Chairman 8 a. M it- of the
j , nrumitte* 61 management from various sources.
i The numbers of can now entered nre: Aerp'car,
i 4 Appersdn, -. Berllet, I; ; Columbia, 4: <;iido. 2:
■ Ijogan, I; Tierce. 2; Prtmler. •_'; Rambler. 2; ':• ■
2; Rochet s. im 1: Steams, ■»; , Stoddard
i Dayton; I. cml White, l.
Volunteer! may communicate with 8. V Miles.
I chairman; No. 7 '-East I2d street; stating names of
1 their pars, passenger capacity and whether cars
; in or ik not covered.
The George J. Scoti Motor I'omrany hat ready
j for delivery two Model 0 H^-horaepowei Qnde rara
■ 11. Gucker, of No. :s West 13>th «tieet. and Colon* I
I Perch, of the Central Consumers' Brewing Con
I pnny. are the owners A Brt-hor*epowei Moiiei 11
«:iiiie has been sold to K. .1. Blgelow, of I'airhaven,
The steam yacht North Star. the flagship of the
I New York Yacht Club! i* cruising In the Mediter
: ranean with her owner and party on board. She
I arrived «• Venice on Friday of ln^t week
Howard Gould's steam yacht Niagara returned on
! Saturday from a cruise In Weal Indian waters.
j Hollla Murßens has sold the 31-foot auxiliary sloop
, Hostess, owned by Augustus I' Lorlng. of Boston,
i lo Irving; Van Wart, of Nen York. The Hostess la
a good type of thai modern auxiliary, and is
equipped with n 30-hor«i>powpr gasolene engine-,
Tlie "-.foot crnlstag ynVl rakitesy, owned by
! Walter Burgess, of Beaton, haa been sold to Pro
; fessor Arthur A. Nove*. of Boston, nnil the is ;,,,,t
' raring sloop Fritter, owned by Augustus 4' l»ring
jof Boston, has been bought. by 11. s Bloomfleld of
Wlnthro*. Mass.
I 1,. N Godfrey, of Boston, lias sold his is-fo.n
! sloop Cuyamel to Frederic it Bogardus. of Boston,
; and the 22 rating slo.'n Qhoal owned by Charles P
; Burgess, of Brool|lane, Mass.. has been purchased
j by uordoa Prince, of Hoston.
j Senator D. Henry Coearan, of Pennsylvania, has
purchased the high 'speed cruising launch Al^teH 3
, from Robert 0 Fi!<h«r. of the New York TaChi
Club; through the office of Stanley XI. Seaman. She
Is sixty-five feet long nnd Is equipped with a too
horsepower gasolene engine. She was fitted out at
'it;. Island, and. has been delivered to hrr owner
at Chester, Perm. ,
1 The cruising/yawl Bogota has been sold by An
drew O. Bancker to W. H. Mndeman. of this city
She will be used for cruising on the Sound.
Matt Hicks, an oldtlme baseball' player, who
played with the old New York Mutual* and the.
Cincinnati Red Stockings, was fount! dead in a
room In -Nae «l«Vß 'Hotel, at 3d and Hudson street*
.IToboken, .yesterday mornit.g. One gas jet «nH
i. 0 - U hui ?,} 1 * and th other turned on full, but un -
I lighted. ■>■ Hicks was sixty-two yean old.
Sport Quite Up to the Standard of
Other Years at Aqueduct.
Th? first week of racing in the metropolitan
district was quite up to the standard if not
above that of previous years, and this in the face
of more or less wintry weather. There was a
snap and vim in the sport that pleased, and the
Introduction gives promise of many interesting
chapters in the turf history of l!>07. Most of the
stars of the thoroughbred world are still in re
tirement, but some horses were shows last week
which are likely to play a prominent part in
some of the so-called classics later on. Among
these may be mentioned Rosecen. which was
probably the best hoise in th» Carter Handicap
and which is now being pointed for the Metro
politan: Dr. Gardner, which is expected by his
stable to win one of the big spring handicaps:
GlorlAer. Jimmy MeConnlcks rejuvinated stake
horse, which won th« Carter: Oxford, which has
class but was badly handled In his two races
last week, and W. H Carey, which romped home
in the Queen's Coucty Handicap on Saturday.
R. I. Carman, the well known relnsman, seems
to have secured a hi**", class horse in W. H.
Carey. Many horsemen expressed the opinion
on Saturday that he would be one of the stars
of the year, and his manner of winning was cer
tainly Impressive, in spite of the fact that four
of the horses opposed to him were- raced to
death in the mad scramble led by "Miller, on Ox
ford, in the first half mile. This brings up the
question of our Jockeys again, and leads to the
conclusion that the material Is wofully weak tilts
year. In Mountain and Preston, however, two
good recruits have- been secured, and they are
likely to play a prominent part from now on.
Mountain has made a particularly good Im
pression his handling of Glorlfler In the Carter
Handicap and \V. H. Carey in the Queens Coun
ty Handicap being la rifely responsible for the
victories of those two horses For a light boy
Preston rides a strong finish, and. furthermore,
he seems to be n good Judge of pars. His oppor
tunities' have not been great up to this time, but
those who have watched him closely have seen
evidence of that skill of which those who saw
him ride In California have been talking about.
Miller is still the best boy at the post, but the
chances he takes in turning his mounts loose as
h* doe« are dangerous. Jo say the least, as was
proved when Workman stumbled and unseated
him a few days ago.
. Some promising two-year-olds were shown
last week In Notasulga. which came from New-
Orleans with a good record and won two races';
Master Robert, which, while beaten on Saturday.
had a good excuse, inasmuch as he was badly
interfered with; Frlzette. a small but speedy
Hamburg filly owned by James R. Keene: Ro
sarlo, which, while beaten twice, gave Indication
of being a fair colt, and Lady Isabel, a "well fur
nished and comely filly. Later on all may be
forgotten as the stars come out. but this seems
improbable, as all have shown Indications cf
The Excelsior Handicap, at one mile and a
sixteenth, will be the feature of the sport this
week. It will be run oil Friday, the opening day
of the spring meeting of the Metropolitan
Jockey Club, nt Jamaica. A strong field la sure
to go to the post, as the following horses are
being pointed for the $10,000 race: Dr. Gardner,
which qualified last week in clever fashion: W.
H. Carey, which Is in with 100 pounds: Glorifier,
the Carter winner. Oxford. Good Luck, which,
ran a fair race on Saturday: Don Diego, third
In the Carter; De Mund. Rye. King's Daughter,
• 'ker.i'" and Avaunteer. At the- present writing
Dr. Gardner and W. H. Carey will be the fa
The concluding days of the meeting at Aque
duct should furnish good racing. The Sterling
Stakes, at one mile, will attract chief interest,
but there are two or three other fixtures also
that promise well.
Lakercood Tournament the Next At
traction — Sews and Notes.
Competitive golf this week will be St the Country
Club of Lakewood. where the annual spring open
tournament Is to be held on Thursday. Friday and
Saturday". There will be a thlrty-six-liole. medal
play qualification round on Thursday, first an.i
second match slay rounds on Friday, arlth~saial
finals ami finals on Saturday. ~
As .• it la impossible to predict with anjrdegrei*
of certainty Just how many rntrifs will bo received,
Imt golfers sever miss the Lakewood fixture if
they .in help It J. D. Trarers, of Montclalr, saKl
recently that lie Intended to play at Laheweod. and
it la quit* likely »i:at scatter J. Travis, «'f Garden
L*!ty. will also compete
Tho winner of th* » l:ief cup .it Lake wood last
full was Robert Weir, of Wilmington. who failed
t>> •:irv "i the I:rMt si\-»- t .|-. .it Garden « ' l l y lust
week According to Jasper Lynch, tlte course is
in better condition than ever this spring.
The Wykagy' Country Club is neKuSiatins for
the purchase of tlie entire property, consisting «'f
180 acres. After this purchase has b«»«>n made
work will . ■••», i.i on a new clubhouse. In order to
provide a site for the new home it will he neces«ary
to change several holes In II •• fall, but .«i:l! main
taining tie present arrangement of the ninth and
'eighteenth green?. Tbe following officers have
been elected:
President, M. J. Condon: vice-president, G. F.
Pelhnm; treasured Wlnthrop Pond; secretary. J.
'.: Tinner: captain, T. I. Jaqjuea Committees:
House, El M Ptnckney, chairman; finance, w. K.
iliill. chairman: green, T. !■• Janues. cl>:tirman;
handicap and tournament, .1 R. Turner, chairman:
admissions, O. K. Pel ham. chairman.
The handicap list of the Massachusetts Golf As
sociation contains the names of 2.157 players. There
urr forty-four clubs In the organization, and as a
basis for handicapping the committee made a
scratch score for each of the courses. To be rated
at 'scratch .1 gotf< r playing his average beat game
under normal conditions of weather, course ami
luck would be supposed to get round In the figures
fixed hy the committee. These figures range from
1(8 10 N. according to the links.
The committee has placed W. C. Chick, the
former Harvard student on scratch with. A. <:
Ixckwood. the Engllsh-taugbl amateur who baa
won the Massachusetts title on several occasions.
No player has be** rated at one. but there are
nine with n two-stroke allowance J. •;. Anderson.
Perctval Oltbert. Fay IngaHs. Hiiro R. Johnstone.
Richard Kimbitll. Thayer McMillan. J. tJ. Thorp.
P. W. Whittemore and H. R. Wilder.
At the organisation meeting of the board of gov
ernors of the Oakland GaU Club held recently the
following officers were elected:
President. Morgan J. O'Brien: vice-president. J.
Vlpond Da vies; secretary, >l. M. Graham: treas
urer. George I* Shearer; captain, 11. R. Peck.
The president then appointed the following as
chairmen of the various committees:
House— C. G. Arnold.
Green -Dr. W. S. Brown.
Handicap— L. B. Malone.
Tennis— lf. M. Graham.
Shouting -C. G. Meyer.
Under the constitution the chairmen have the
power to appoint their associates.
The big motor mower and roller has arrived at
the Hackrnsack Golf Club and Is at work on the
fair green. It is likely that at the meeting in May
.the dues will be advanced to $» per year, and it is
also planned to Increase the initiation fee from $13
to $50.
Charlrs Kirchner. secretary of the Kastern Pro
fessional Golfers Assoctotlan. announces that the
ttrat meeting will not be held this year in May. It
**• been decided to postpone the gathering until
June. The o.uesttwa u of Unks and date lor the asao-
„ . , Tetophoaa MOO Mad. So. " .* '
Ale» •* ■» carte. Tda. Table eraet* etn. L. ■ ttaok
DINNER 51.50; **
6 TO 0 P. jr. :
T^ h^a^a&"H;- -
H« to m EAST HTH ST <T«I «5«L^ ** '
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Cafe Lafayette I «%aS£^
, Sixth At*. 44th and 41 th g t «.
Cafe Boulevard B sS&*AMSfi£i£~
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t^l_. w - ld Rg'tsuraat. GHII. Banquet p.
Tdh. Dinner (9 to B>. TSe. Saturday an<J SoiiVit r
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nfiRTHi SASHiHßTffirSw^glS
for men and women. Ale. A Tdh Lunch«o n sod dtSSeT
AJggk.: THE NEW GRANiTf7===r
" n< » "ist at
Herald Square Hotel, 3 h . st • *««t«t
MgrlSsrcngu latksktller^ *^Si'S&lS*
cafe de¥~aMbassadWrT"
38th St.. near Sroadway. Music. Dinner Si «
' ul.'lno «la Fran<-atg>. als Carts. •— I'<
FINEST DOWNTOWN. 14 »« 18 PU n «-.,-.
Ju»t off nroadway. near City B»H -• .
Grand Orchestra noon and wing
"Open all winter." "Open flrea" Road j-j., l»r»
"Aufnmobil* Tours:"" nearly lOry cjriv-d <l!lßitraf/i- t?»
Tim Mad*^ 11 "- TrSV ' il<>r *' <*■ »>■»««■ It T*
; DOUGLAS RIM «- ur ffirj»S
Dcnglastcn.LL SK3AcrL,a,eal%ajfc
Blossom Heath Inn, Boston nd. vT. f „»•_,.;
In^tnnPn^tßnarilnn Mamaroseck. N.T. 19 miles. suasi
OaSiua rOSICDaaiMU,r OSICDaaiMU, h e «. Sun Parlor. TsL *Jf SCt
HUNTER'S ISLAND ESN. »§ =«' Entrmnc!
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<JI/\UVII 3, Restaurant. Ala Cart- | Mtute.
Hotels aad Kcsorts reromrn • ad?d by .
TRAVELLERS* « 0.. SO East 30th si. * T.
New Orleans . Fzrg- New St Charles Hats
GDiiinn mil n hotki. hoe>k«.«. fm Hottl.
OninULLffflLll : -« .v Amer. Patror.s Pens. fr. S.
Naples rm*^* PARKER'S HOTEL
A llltill <;K.%OE BEER In Mtta oaly.
p-t>p -t> JACOB RUPPERT %hl?
At first c!a«» hotel*, liquor dealer*' anil a'***"
clation's second nnnual champloßShtp tourcsceßt
will have to be detf rmineU in the near future. ■ ;
It looked natural to see "Spotty" Bowers In the
Garden City tournament last week. Th» Brtdas
uort amateur competed la no fewer than fburttea
tournaments last season, -winning prizes in ail.
He has made :tn early start this year, as prior to
ttarrten « "ity Bowers had taken part in • ■ i tourne
nn-nts at Pinehurst
Horace Rawlins. the professional who ■was em
ployed last year at the Wykagyl Country dab, has
been engaged by the Ekwanok Country Club tor
the eominjr season. Seymour Dans), only recently
returned -..m abroad, will have the Wykagyl
green. He is a brother cf Willie Dunn.
JIM York at Boston.
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rittaburs st m. Lotii«. -s_L
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Chicago. April a.-Samuel Mertes. a e^^^aS
over whose services caused the National r^^^
Commission to declare him a -free •** *^j-gij -gi
signed with th« Minneapolis t«am of -£%£?££*
Assut-lHtlon. He left for Louisville t»-asjß* » .
port to Manager Cantlllon. • • —
■ansasj, To-day. t* P. >C— Jimertosa ; *"<"
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