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Millers Play a Brilliaftt Game, Out
classing the League Leaders
From the Start.
Game Is Cinched in First by Bunch
ing Hits Off the Mighty
A , Elliott.
Heady pitching "by Vasbinder at criti
cal times, with fast fielding, and bunch
ing of hits"on Elliott, gave the millers .the
first game of the Milwaukee series yester
day afternoon. It was also the first shut
out of the. season on the home grounds.
Altho the score looks one-sided, the
game was a pretty one to watch, for
the play was brilliant on both sides, and
th millers had to do their prettiest In
! several innings to keep the brewers from
scoring. With Vasbinder in his best form,
however, the millers gobbling everything
: in the field, Milwaukee was unable to push
l a run across. The millers showed a com
'plete reversal of form. "With the excep
tion of Ludwig's fumble of Unglaub's
Short hit in the sixth, the team played a
faultless game. The outfield made sev
I ral sensational matches, and the infield
played together like clockwork. That Sort
of ball will win at least two games out of
three. *
Opposed to Cy Vasbinder was the only
- Claude Elliott, the apple of Cantillon's eye..
Elliott pitched good enough ball to win
most games. The millers were lucky in
their, hitting, however, and only two of
their seven drives went to waste. In the
first round they opened up on Elliott and
drove in a brace of tallies. McCreery
opened with a corking single, and after
Spooner fanned, Lally got in the way of
an inshoot and walked to first. Elmer
Smith was there with the goods, sending a
clean drive to center which scored Mc
Creery. Sharp work by Hemphill held
Lally at second, and Mclntyre's single a
little later only scored one man. With
Smith at third and Mclntyre at the half
way station, Martin had a chance to dis
tinguish himself, but Elliott had him buf
faloed, and the captain's strike-out re
tired the side.
Runs came slowly after that. In the
fourth, with one gone, Mclntyre. drove
one to the right field fence. . It struck
. on top and bounded over, Mac completing
the circuit. In the seventh McCreery
soaked one for three sacks, and Spooner*s
ilong fly scored him. That was aU the
millers got, altho they lost two chances
to score. In the sixth Smith walked, El
liott missed Orier's bunt, putting two
on the sacks with none down, but the
next three were easy outs.
Another possible run was lost in the
fifth, when.Spooner singled and stole sec
ond. Lally drove a long fly to Hemphill,
and Spooner, without waiting to see if the
ball was caught, sprinted for home.
Hemphill gathered in the hit and doubled
Spooner at second. It was not only bad
judgment on Spooner's part, but bad work
on the coaching lines. If none of the
other players can instruct a runner prop
erly, Manager Yeager should get into uni
form and use his own voice a little.
The brewers had a chance to score in
the second, but were shut off by a snappy
' play in the infield. With Hemphill at
third an Ganley-at first, and two down,
Ganley started a double steal. Ludwig
threw to Martin, who quickly shot, the
ball to. Mclntyre,. catching. Hemphill off
the sack. Again in the thhV, with first
and second occupied, Mclntyre made a
good stop of Woods' mean grounder, and
tagged Schlafly, who was sprinting toward
third. In the sixth and eighth, again, a
lilt would have meant a run for the brew -
ers, but Vasbinder let out another notch
and the batters failed to make good.
Two hard catches by Lally and Smith
enlivened the game. Dan cut Unglaub
out of a two-bagger in the fourth by pull
ing down a long fly after a desperate
sprint. Smith in- the seventlv picked a
drive -by Viox off the right field fence.
Oyler and Martin also did fast work.
Cantillon started coaching from -the
Bench in the fifth, and was ordered off the
grounds by Cunningham." Cantillon de
clined to go until Cunningham called for
a policeman, when he remembered the
$200 fine incurred at Indianapolis, and
concluded- that discretion*TOUT the--better
part of -obstinacy.-
'- ' To-morrow's- game between the brewers
/ and the-millers at Minnehaha will = close
the series. Monday afternoon the millers
will assist the St. Paul outfit to open the
new down-town park. Yesterday's score:
Mpls. h
McCreery cf 2 8
Bpooner lb,. 1 11
Lally If .... 0
Smith rf .. 1,
Oyler ss . .. 1
Mclntyre 8b 2
Martin 2b.. 0-
Ludwig c .. 0
Vasbinder p 0
Totals ... 7 2T 18
Minneapolis 2
Milwaukee ..' .0
Earned runs, Minneapolis 2 - two-base -hit.
Wood three-base hit, McCreery home rtin, Mc
lntyre bae. on balls, off Klliott 2, off Va
Mnder 2 struck out, by Vasbinder 8,"by Elliott
8 double play, Hemphill to Vlox bit by pitched
ball, Lally: sacrifice hits, Oyler, Mclntyre
stolen bases, McCreery, Spooner, Ganley left on
bases, Minneapolis 7, Milwaukee 9 umpire, Cun
ningham time of game, 1:35 attendance, 1,200.
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St. Paul. h p
Geier ss .. 1 1
Shannon cf. 2 8
Jackson rf. 1 0
Schnefer lb. 0 11
Hugglns 2b. 1 1
Flournoy If 1 1
Wheeler 8b 2 1
Kan. Cy. a
Rothfuss cf 2
Maloney rf. 1
Nance 2b .. 1
Grady lb .. 4
Knoll If .. 1
Lewee ss. .. 1
Sutler c . .. 8
M'A'd'ws Sb 0
Durham p., 0
Coons p :... 0
Pelrce Sullivan C .
Chech p...
Totals ... 8 St ,18 2 Totals .. .18 87 J2 0
St. Paul 0 0 1 8 0 1 0 0 1 8
Kansas City 4 1 0 0 0 0 8 0 210
Earned runs, Kansas City 8, St. Paul 1 two
base hits, Geier, Grady: three-base hits, Wheeler.
Knoll, Rothfuss, Butler ' sacrifice hits, Knoll,
Nance stolen bases, Geler 2, Shannon 2, Nance
2, Rothfuss, Grady double play, "Lewee to Nance:
bases on balls, off Durham 4, off Coons 8, off
Chech 2 struck out, by Durham, Geier,, Flour
noy, Chech by Coons. Hugglns, Wheeler, Flour
noy, Jackson by Chech, Durham, Grady, Nance,
MeAndrews,- Coons 2 wild pitch, Chech passed
ball. PeirceV hit by Coons, Shannon. Schaefer,
bv Chech, Knoll 2 innings pitched, by Durham 4,
by Coons 5 hits, off Durham 6, off Coons 2
left on basesy St. Paul 12, Kansas City.8 time of
game, 2:05 attendance, 1,125 umpire, Fore
man. : .'-'- - -
Ind. a p
Hogrlever rf 2 3
FOJC 2b ... 1 8
Heydon c . 0 4
Coulter cf.. 1 1
Jones If ..1 4
Kihm lb .. 2 11
Woodruff 3b 8 0
Marcan ss . 0 1
Williams p. 0 0
a e
Totals ...10 27 18 2 Totals . .. 9 24 18 1
Louisville ........0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 03
iHdlanapolis .......0 0 1 0 2 2 0 0 *-5
Bases on balls, off Williams 4, oft Bgan 1
struck out, by Williams 4, by Egan 1 two-base
bits, Hogrierer, Jones, Kihm, Brashear sacrifice
hits, Marcan 2, Sehriever,. Odwell double play,
Fox to Kihm stolen bases, Clymer, Woodruff
umpire, Haskell time, 2:15 attendance, 1,025.
Milwaukee ,
St. Paul ..-..
Louisville ..
Kansas City
Minneapolis Columbus ...
Milwaukee at Minneapolis.
Kansas City at St. Paul.
Columbus at Toledo. .
Louisville at Indianapolis.
At Washington B
Washington .10 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 6
Detroit 08001212 110
BatteriesOrth and Kittridge McGuire, Dono
van and Buelow.
At New York
At Chicago
Chicago Philadelphia
fiatterlesKllng It Cincinnati '"".'"*-
Pittsburg . ..
New York .'.
Chicago ....
Cincinnati ..
Brooklyn ...
Boston .....
St. Louis :.
Boston at Pittsburg.
Brooklyn at Chicago.
New Xork at Cincinnati.
Philadelphia at St. Louis.
Great Western Cycle Co.,
601-603 First* Ave. S. ,,. Minneapolis.Representatives.
.609 .588 .522 .466 .412
.579 .528 .516 .500 .484
.451 .347
Games "To-day.
Cleveland at Philadelphia.
Chicago at. Boston.
Detroit at Washington.
St. Louis' at New York.
At St. Louis
St. Louis 1 0 2 0 0 0 00014 16 4
New York 110000 0 0 1 03 6 4
BatteriesO'Neill and MeFarlarid Bowerman,
Miller and McGinnity.
, National Standings.
Played. Won.
70 65 72 62 66
67 68"
Milw'kee. h p
Schafley 2b. 0 1
Donahue lb. 1 10
Wood.c ... 1 7
Unglaub 3b. 0 2
Hemphill cf 1 1
Dunleavy If. 1 1'
Ganley rf -.. 2 1
Viox as ... 0 1
Elliott p .. 1 0
Totals ... 7 24 10 2
0 1 0 0 1 0 xI
0 0 0 0 0-0 00
Babb Has a Little Set-to with O'Neill of
St. Louis.
St. Ijouls.^July ll.-rThere. was a lively
mlx-up in front of the grand stand yes-
terday after the cardinals had defeated
the'NeJW, Ybrk.^team In ,a" sizzling'"jteta
lnning game. The" giants felt disconso
late over losing, and, when O'Neill asked'
Babb for the ball, Babb let drive with" all
his force at O'Neill's stomach. O'Neill
recovered his wind in a moment and,
after explaining that he did not like ,to
catch balls that way, struck Babb on the
head a terrific swing. Other players pre
vented the encounter from going further
tho it looked for. a moment as if bath
teams would join in the mix-up. Th*
giants have all been looking for trouble
ever since the series opened, and they
threaten dire things for. the cardinals
when the latter visit New York again.
Superior, Wis..' July 11.--Superior and Far
go broke even in two sensational games
here yesterday. The great feature was the pitch
ing of Lynch, who pitched six innings- of the
first game and went right back and pitched the
second game, winning it, allowing but four hits
while Superior failed to get a run. Lynch
pitched fifteen - straight innings allowing but
six hits and one run being scored, and that after
the game had been lost by'Burns. In the last
ame with the score 1 to 0, Lagger was up with
men out. Lynch refused to let him hit'and
he got around tp third on steals and came near,
scoring on a hit that Just barely was captured.
Score first game:' .''-- "~[ -\. -
- . - - .-.''-.- "-"It ..H--E
Superior 102,0 0 0 0 1 -4 6 0
Pargo .....0000000 028 7 4
Batteries, Morris and Shellicy Burns, Lynch
and Bonthron.
Second Game R H B
Fargo 00000000 33 7 4
Superior 00000000 00 4 2
BatteriesLynch and Bonthron Doll and Spel
Louis. h
Kerwln rf . 3
Hart lb . .. 1
Brashear 2b 2
Odwell cf . 0
Sullivan 8b. 0
Clymer If.. 2
Shrlerer c.. 0
Qulnlan ss . 1
Egan p .... 1
Grand Forks, N. D.y July 11.Grand Forks did
things to Crookston egaln -yesterday:, .In - the
first two innings Freeman was touched up for
six hits netting seven runs, Brigham pitched the
balance of the game and was hit safely eleven
times. Kubit-s for Grand Forks was wild, but
kept the eight hits well scattered. Manager
Scott Karns. who resigned his position Thurs
day, will probably be induced to reconsider his
action, and fctrve the balance of the season. The
score: Grand Forks 48200200 *11 17 4
Crookston 1002080006 8 0
BatteriesCrookston. Freeman, Brigham and
Corrlgan Grand Forks, Kubltz and Chandler,
H ow They
.... 68-
.... 69
.... 88-' -
.... 68
.... 66 65 .
40 42 40 36 2T 28
27 24
27 .
28 33 81 44 39 41 r
Northern Standings.
Played. Won. Lost.
Winnipeg 43 32 11
Grand Forks 42 .28 14
Crookston 42 24 - 18
Duluth .....40 : 16 24
Fargo 42 14 28
Superior 37 9 28
. .869
- Games To-day.
Appleton, Minn., July 11.The Glencoe base
ball team defeated the fast Appleton team by a
score of 6 to .4. The pitching of Depati for
Glencoe was the' feature of the' game.
-Klrkhoven, -Minn.. July Tl.Klrkbo'veh de
feased the Benson team by a score of 2 to 4.
13 15
: 0 M 8 2
BatteriesWolfe and Bevllle Powell and
At Boston
Boston 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 04 4 8
Chicago 8 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 08 14 2
BatteriesHughes, Gibson and Stahl White
and Slattery.
At Philadelphia-
Cleveland ...,...
R H - B
.00002000 24 7 1
.10 0 0 0 0 0 0 01 5 3
and Abbott Coakley and
Boston Philadelphia
Cleveland ..
New - York. ..
Chicago ....
Detroit St. Louis
American Standings.
'Played. Won. Lost.
69 65 62 64
62 65
-Ball Play"** to Become Priest. -
Indianapolis, July 11.When James . Barton,
the, sensational little shortstop of the Central
baseball league,, whose home Is at Anderson, - dis
cards .his uniform this fall,, it will be for the
purpose of entering' the priesthood of the Roman
Catholic church. Barton has been' saving his
earnings for the past three years and has spent
all of his leisure time in the study of books of
a religious or semi-religious character.
Three-I League.
Rockford 5, Bloomlngton 2.
Cedar Rapids 1, Springfield 6. - - . -
Davenport 3, Decatur 0. ., .
: '""'' " "R'H" 'B
Cincinnati ..".'...... t 1 0 2 6 0 0 2 *818 1
Boston ....-.- -.....'. 0 0 0 210 0 1 1^6 12- 5
BatteriesPelts And Harper Moran and Pratt.
The: Javas will cross bats with, the Palace
team tq-morrow afternoon at LaureT and Dupont
avenues' N at 8 p. ni. Batteries-^-Javas, Bennix
or McDonald and Fryer: Getty and Dertekson.
.The Bachelors will play the Apex team Sun
day a
Thirty-ninthwill streete ande
40 42 42
21 23 30 -
28 33 89 45
.700 .646 .583 .543 .500 .418 .338 .299
r and Page' b th battery for the
Bachelors. - - - - ...
The Island team will play the.Woeh Broth
ers- Sunday afternoon at Twenty-second avenue
NB and 'Washington street. For games with
the Islands address I. Hench'el, -1523 Second street
33 28 23 20
The P. Vs. will meet the fast St. Louis Park
team Sunday.at St. Louis Park. La Palm and
Anderson will do the battery work for the for
mer. The P. Vs. would like to hear from" Dela
no, Waverly "and Glencoe. Address 2320 Sheri
dan avenue- N.
The Bonander. & Dows play the fast Shakopee
team at Shakopee Sunday. The former team
wouldiike to hear from fast out-of-town teams.
Address C. IT Williamson, 820 Eighth street S.
Games To-day. '
Efforts to stop betting on races at Wash
ington park were futile. Twenty constables
appeared at the track early in the afternoon
with a batch ot warrants for book-makeis and
others. ^ They were not allowed to enter the
enclosure and the races weie pulled off.
The officials made no show of force. When
the constables did come in they got into
a brief fight with Pinkerton men, but the
disturbance attracted little attention. The
warrants were served quietly and bonds were
furnished at. once., The cases were set for
July 21 by Justice Bradwell, who was at the
track. No warrants were served on the of
ficers of the track.
"Danny" Maher, the American jockey, had
a serious motor car accioen*, near Caterham,
Surrey, England, yesterday. The steering
gear failed to act. and the car dashed into &
motor occupier! by a man and woman, going
in "the opposite direction. Maher and the
chaffeur were hurled from their auto and
when picked up they were unconscious. Both
were, removed to Caterham-cottage hospital.
Maher was better this morning, but the chaf
feur is in a precarious condition.
V '/V-j
V^x ,'
The American Whist congress at Detroit
is drawing to a close, the Snal wind-up of
all.the contests taking place to-night. Many
of the delegates have already left for home.
Altho the weather is extremely hot there has
been no break in the program, the players
sitting at the tables with the thermometer
registering 90 degrees. -
-In the final battle for-the Minneapolis
trophy, the Knickerbocker club, of New York
.city, tied with Baltimore in the number of
matches won. The decision will* be decided
oh,tho trick score: In the 'final battle for
the Hamilton trophy, the , Cleveland Whist
club woh out by thrrten tricks.
,The American Whist league at the business
session yesterday elected the following of
.ficers: ,. ^
President, Thomas A. Whelan," Baltimore
vice president, Judge.G. L. Bunn, St. Paul
recording secretary, H. T. JFiy Chicago cor
responding secretary, C. W. Vail,' Brooklyn:
treasurer, F. Z. Thwaite, Milwaukee
V : v,.,-
In a fast tennis match at Westchester N.
Y., CoUJns and Waidner, the western doubles
champion of the Kenwood CcunlfyVcUtb ChU
oago, met defeat yesterday..'- Itarnei' and
Whitman composed the opposing team aifd
played a careful,game with a great amount
of lobbing.. -Collins also engaged Larhed,-In
an exhibition .at singles, at which : he" was
beaten. Summary: - - " '&'"-
Invitation DoublesWilliam A. Larnedvanl
M., D. Whitman, Orange. Tennis club and
Crercent.-Athl&tlc club, .defeated K. K. Col
lins and L. H Waidener, 6-1, 6-3, 4-6, 6-1.
Carey's-Magnesia-Cement Rooting
Cannot rust or leak like metal roofing.
W. -S. Nott Company. Both 'phones, 376.
Am I
N last Tuesday's Journal Professor
Conway MacMillan of the state uni
versity presents a few more argu
ments against the prevailing code of ama
teur rules for college athletes... This has
long been the professor's, great hobby.
Briefly stated, his contention is .that the
present code is faulty in theory and prac
tice that the fact that a man has once
been a professional should not bar him
from participation in college athletics, but
that a code of rules sholud be adopted
which would allow any-bona .fide student
regardless of previous record,' to repre
sent his institution in intercollegiate
sports. ."'..'..- -..C" ':"..
In this position T/he J o%-rrialsup
ports Professor MacMillan. 'v There have
been too many, instances Where .western
colleges have successfully evaded the eli
gibility laws of tbe Bife Nlne-cohfere,nce.
Men whose athletic skill was expected to
bring victory have Ijeen indticed, to enter
certain institutions by promise from some
alumnus or friend of the caliege'in ques
tion of an easy position at a fat salary.
These men usually are not bona fide stu
dents. They do simply enough work to
escape suspension. They are profession
als in the worst sense of the word, be
cause they are actuated almost entirely by
hope of gain. This is not mere supposi
tion , I know of actual cases where posi
tions were offered athlejes of promise.
On the other hand, ine present confer
ence code has barred for trivial offenses
many men who were bona flde students,
and who competed for the athletic teams
of their institutions either from love of
the sport or from patriotic motives. Pro -
fessor MacMillan is enunciating a sound
principle when he says that a man who
earns his way thru College by playing
professional baseball |ln thV summer
should not be barred from the athletic
teams for that reason alone. 'But the con
ference rules . go farther. They bar any
man who has ever Teceived compensation
for engaging in any kind "of sport Now
consider some ,case hf
*a H B
Pet. .744 .667 .571 .400 .333 .243
Iowa-South Dakota League,
LeMars 4, Sioux City 0, 14 innings.
New York ...V....0 0OS0000 *r- 5 1
St. Louis .......,.1000000
Sioux Falls ..37
LeMars 40
Sheldon 38
Sioux City ...:41
Millers Have Played a Listless Game
During Last WeekGames
: Given Away.
More - Noise on Coaching " Lines
Would HelpClose Race for
- First Place.
The record of' Manager Teager's ball
players during the past week has been the
reverse of brilliant. Five straight defeats
was the record of the first five days of the
seven. This could be excused if the men
had played the best ball of which they
were capable, but it is decidedly annoying
to the average fan to see three games Out:
of four simply thrown away by loose field
ing. Yet- the millers certainly threw
away the contests of Monday, Tuesday
and Thursday in just that way.
The remark has been made before that
the strong point of the team is its hitting.
When the hitting fails, defeat is more
than likely to follow. But the millers have
shown that they can" field as fast as any
aggregation in the league when they really
try. Their pitchers are doing good if not
brilliant work, and the weakness of-their
base runnings is not due so much to physi-'
cal slowness as to the lack of headwork
From the grandstand it has appeared
that the team has not been exerting itself
to the limit sinde its return home.... Pos
sibly this theory is wrong, but certain hap
penings during the past week seem to jus
tify It. Wednesday and Thursday there
was a pleasing improvement in: fielding at
least. The men played fast, clean ball
Wednesday, and -while two errors. lost
Thursday's game, the fielding was 'quite
satisfactory during most of the contest. ,
It must be admitted, however, that the
men are too slow in developing team work
and that Manager Yeager has , failed to
teach them the science of base running.
Whether this is the manager's -fault, or
whether the men are unable or unwilling
to follow instructions is hard to. tell, but
there is something .which needs mending.
The millers are oneVof the highest priced
teams in the .league, if not. the highest
priced, and they should be delivering the
goods. / .'.''.
There is one way in which the players
could make themselves more.popular with
the fans, whether, or not! they won games,
by it. "Make a noise," is a motto that
most of the men need to'have impressed
on their minds. The public likes to hear
good, vociferous coaching. It helps to
disconcert-the opposing team, and it gives
the impression that the team has its heart
in the game. Usually when a miller gets
on the sacks the fans fail to hear a word
from the coachers. In more than one of
the recent games the men appeared to
have made .up their minds to be defeated
before they got on- the field-. The St'.
Paul team is twice as noisy as the mill
ers, and it also plays with- a lot more,
vim. The millers would do well to copy
some Of the .methods of the bunch down
the river. .
which these rules
have worked the most flagrant Injustice,
by barring students who were technically
professionals, but amateurs in-spirit.
26 25 20 19 .
Pet. '708
.625 .526
Delehanty's Body Sent Home.
Buffalo, N. Y., July 11.The body of Ed Dele
hanty, the w?H-kncwn outfielder of the Wash
ington American League baseball team, who
was drowned In the Niagara river off the Inter
national bridge, vas shipped to Cleveland yes
terday for burial.
Elberfeld Is Enjoined.
New York, July 11.!The New York.baseball,
club of the National League has secured a re
straining order to prevent Norman Elberfeld, the
New York American's shortstop- from playing.
The order was served on Elberfeld last night
and means that Elberfeld cannot play until the
order is vacated. It is understood the case will
be argued next Wednesday. The step grows
out of . the playing of George Davis with the
New York' National, and further complicates the
baseball situation. --' '
40 34 32 32 81
28 19
29 31. 30 30 33
Gordon Clarke, the great halfback of the
Chicago university team lit 1898, was
barred because, several years before sent
ence was passed upon him, he had received
a small amount of money for coaching a
football team. When he entered Chicago,
Clarke, understanding the code, tried to
return the money, but was unable to do so,
because the athletic- association from
which he received the sum'had disbanded.
-George Mueller, guard of the Minne
sota team, was barred in 1901, because he
received $5 for winnlg.-a race at a picnic.
Earl Schrelber of. Wisconsin was barred
at the "same time because he played in
a baseball game In which a purse of $75
was, offered the winner. No charge was
ever made" that" either of
' 18
The. millers finish the series with the
Milwaukee club .to-morrow.and Tuesday the
Toledo .tail enders open a series of three
games, followed by Columbus with four,
a double header being scheduled for Sun
day, July .19. The millers ought at least
to take the odd from Toledo and break
even with Qolumbus. The pitching staff
Is In much better shape than-a short while
ago. Tljere are,six. men.able tpf take thei
turn lii
these' men was
receiving money for his services upon his
university's eleven*:_ nor was it ever
hinted that either was not a bona fide
student. These are1'.,
cases which might be cited did one take
the time to look up the records. Ac
cording to the present,, code,
may be' barred if he'has"received so much
as Arty cents as a prize for an athletic
contest he may be barred If the offense
was commlttted ten years ago.
" Western League.
Colorado Springs 3. OmaTia 1.
Kansas City 9, Peoria 2.
St. Joseph 5, Milwaukee 1.
Denver 6, Des. Moines 3.
. 000 2 0028 07 15 2
. 8 0 0 0 0 1 0..0 04 9^ 1
and Menefee Zimmer and
present code of rules is admitted,
t be a farce by *noBt thinking foot
ball men in the west. The profes
sional spirit of victory at any cost could
hardly be more evident in the management
of many western college athletic teams,
were the payment of salaries openly en
couraged. Nor" is it likely that any code
more' satisfactory than the present can
be devised as long as the Euglish theory
that a professional cannot be a gentleman
Is accepted by American colleges. I .do
not advocate reducing college sport to the
level of the-prize ring and the race track.
I do believe, however, that a former pro
fessional who competes j n college athletics
from loye of the. sporty will not lower ths
tone of the sport so^nu ch as the man
whose former record Is clean but who re
ceives compensation, direct or . Indirect,
for his services to the college teams. And
that the latter class are common, few who
know the Inside of western college ath
letics will have the courage to deny.
Portland avenue.
Several well known western college ath
letes and managers have recommended a
simple code of rules, whose purpose should
be simply to Insure, that every college
atjilete should be a bona fide sudent
receive no compensation, direct or indi
rect, for his services while in the insti
tution. Many think ^necessary ortly that
the athlete should maintain a prescribed
standard in his college work, and that no
students should be .allowed to take part
in intercollegiate ", athifeiics during their
first year in college. .
Perhaps these rules would not prevent
athletes receiving, compensation for their
services to their colleges, but they would,
I believe, eliminate .the .professiohaL spirit
to a great extent, and, whatever their
effect, they could not possibly work worse
than the present code - '
: the" box," " Stim'mei, "Vasbinderr ,
Thomas, McDonald Williams arid Katoll.
The latter'siarm is not in^the best of shape
and Stimmel also is bothei^ed with a trifle
of soreness m his pitching wing, but ap
parently there will be no trouble in find
ing enough men who are in shape to de
liver the goods. . McDonald, if he proves to
be in, first class condition, -as he claims,
shouldi prove .a- great -help to the team. He
says that he was not-given a fair chance
at Kansas .City, and that he can show up
only 9. .few of the
a student
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MALE beauty show Will probably
be regarded merely as a joke by
Americans, but there are some inter
esting points roused by the contest: Of this
nature held recently In Vienna. ' The
prizes were awarded to the men who, in
the opinion of the judges, combined come
liness of feature with symmetrical devel
opment of figure. There were 103 entries,
and of these all but thirty were classed as
the reverse of handsome.
Two only of the
lot would be deemed fine lookers in the
United States, according to the corre
spondent of a, N ew York paper.
The interesting feature of the xhibl
tlon was the opinions of the two Apollos
In regard to the form of exercise which
had given them their handsome figures
and easy carriages. One of the winners
is a member of a turnverein, but has
never engaged In heavyweight athletics.
He recommends-games in preference to
gymnastics for sound deX'elopment, be
cause In the latter the attention Ts fixed
on doing things in form, not on giving
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free play tcr- the- muscTes. " The other
victor is an expert swimmer and a ball
player of some reputation. He recom
mends the latter sportr as the best for all'
purposes. Both might have added with
equal truth that such games as ball play
ing are much better than" heavyweight
exercises to promote general "health, and
to develop agility, and the strength which
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whenever called with the proper sort of
The local management has decided upon
an innovation which It is thought will be
effective in winning games. Hereafter two
pitchers will be used in the box in each
game, and they will throw at the same
time. If the batter hits one ball, the
catcher will throw the other horsehide to
first base and put the runner out. In
case both balls are missed, the umpire can
hardly help calling one a strike- Of course,
the batter :
The race for first place in the associa
tion is developing into a very pretty cori
test. Milwaukee, St. Paul and Indianapo
lis are running neck and neck, and'Louis
iville Is creeping up steadily, and Is near
enough to.the leaders to be a dangerous
factor in the race. Indianapolis is in the
best position for a spurt at the finish, but
it takes a pretty chesty prophet {o predict
the outcome at this time. Milwaukee is
the most likely to take a slump, because
the team has set the pace from the start.
St. Paul and Milwaukee would each be
helped materially by another good pitcher.
Eastern writers are predicting a slump
for the New York Nationals. Charles F.
Mathisoh and Sam Crane, two of the best
known of the Gotham critics, both say
that McGraw's pitching staff is weak.
Matthewson and McGinnity have been the
only reliable twirlers, and both are begin
ning to show the strain of overwork. Tay
lor has been erratic, and McGraw has been
afraid to use either Cronin or Miller.
Under these circumstances New York can
hardly hold even her second place long.
Mathison still insists that the giants are
a second division team.
r Pittsburg is weakened by the absence
from the game of Fred Clarke, who was
injured last Saturday, and will be out for
several Weeks.. Clarke Is a brilliant indi
vidual player and a heady captain, and
can 111 be spared. Dreyfuss says he will
have to play a pitcher in the outfield dur
ing Clarke's absence.' because he cannot
get a regular gardener who is fast enough
for the pirates' company.
Notwithstanding this handicap, the pi
rates will probably'retain their, lead, un
less the giants come back with another
spurt, which, is. unlikely for the reasons
mentioned'above. The. pirates are strong
enough without Clarke to maintain their
position against any other club in the
league. - (
Boston .and Philadelphia still lead the
American, league, but have no cinch on
their places. Cleveland and New York,
both strong teams, are close enough to
bother the pacemakers, and St. Louis is
likely to take a spurt any time. The
closeness of the race in this league is
shown by the constant changes in posi-
It took St. Louis but a few games
to drop four places.
The' New Yorkers are playing 100 per
cent faster since Elberfeld joined the
team. The little ex-tiger has been play
ing a whirlwind game, and the shortfleld
is taken care of acceptably for the first
tlr.e this year. The return of Fultz to
the game also has strengthened the team
greatly, and the invaders ought to ad
vance steadily in the percentage column.
A phenomenal play occurred at the polo
grounds in New York recently, when the
giants not only made a triple play,, but,
unwilling to take a chance on the umpire's
decision, put a fourth man out as well.
The New York Journal thus describes the
Play: ' - '
CurHe was on third, Farrell on second
and Donovan oh first. Smoot, a Heavy
left-hand batter, was at bat, and the
IjopeS of the Kerry Patchers.were soaring.
Smoot smote the sphere good and hard,
but high. Roger Brenahan clutched the
ball, and in a twinkling had the sphere
away from him and on a dead line to "War
ner at the plate. The ball went to War
ner with perfect .accuracy on the first
bound and in time to nip Currie, who was
sprinting in from third, by a yard. Don
ovan^ when the ball left Bresnahan's hand,
"A v.
made a dash for second, but Warner's '
chuck line to Gilbert headed off Patsey,
"standing up." This completed the triple
and retired the side, but Farrell, who had
been on second, not knowing how the play
had resulted, scooted for the plate like a
whirlwind, and Gilbert, not taking any .
chances on decisions, whipped the ball
back to Warner like a shot, and Farrell
was touched before he slid over the "pan."
What makes the play more than usually
remarkable is that two of the runners
who were put out on the triple play had
to be touched.
It is a play that has never been dupli
cated nor approached in the - wonderful
quickness and accuracy of the work. It
was lightning, fast and pulled the specta
tors to their feet in a frantic burst of ap
plause that lasted several minutes.
might hit both spheres, but
he would-be certain to get out on one of
them. -The change appears to be greatly
superior to the old method. .:--ir
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Red Ehret, who pitched for Minneapolis
in 1900, has deserted the Memphis team
in the Southern league. Dissension
among the members of the team led to
this action. Ehret has a bowling business
in Memphis, and does not-know whether
he will ever pitch again.
The red one, by ' the. way, has been
twirling this year in all his old-time form.
He attributes his resurrection to bowling,
which he says has strengthened the mus
cles of his arm. He advises all old-time
pitchers to try the exercise as a remedy
for glass In their throwing wings.
Kansas City Man's Horses Won
$1,080 at the Meeting
at Hamline.
Horse show settlements were In order
yesterday and Manager Jones of the Min
neapolis Riding and Driving club was
busy hustling up funds to balance ac
counts with the numerous foreign exhib
itors who were about to ship their prize
winners to other points.
Of the outside exhibitors who won large
amounts, A. E. Ashbrook headed the list,
his total winnings amounting to $1,080.
George Pepper of Toronto. Canada, came
next, with $611. Thomas Bass of Mexico,
Mo. George Sims of Chicago, and O. J.
Mooers of Columbia, Mo., followed in the
order named, each having a handsome
sum to his credit. The winners all re
ceived their coin and expressed their
gratitude to the management for its kind
ness in extending dates, and said that
they would certainly return to Minne
apolis whenever a prize list was again
The local exhibitors were numerous
this year, and their exhibits excelled in
quality as well as number. The turnouts
of Messrs. E3. C. Gale, J. ,S. Pillsbury,
F. B. Semple, C. R. Lamb, J. D. Mc
Ardle, L. A. Laramee, J. P. Simms,e
Maurice Rothchild and W. T. Smith w
excellent and secured awards in their
respective classes.
E. C. Gale and John S. Pillsbury have
each recently purchased new carriage
pairs and 'there was Intense interest
shown in the judging whenever they met
in the . different classes. Not only were
the horses of high class, but the carriages
and appointments were of the best. In
showing for park classes the Gale pair
always won, with Mr. Pillsbury's team
second but in the brougham classes the
decision was just reversed. The Pills
bury pair, being the heavier, was more of
the brougham type.
Maurice Rothchild was successful in
getting first in both single and pacing
pairs "with his handsome -team, Elsie
Gambrel and Buff Wilson, and J. D. Mc
Ardle.was awarded numerous ribbons with,
his new pair.
The postponement prevented many en
tries appearing, or -the competition would
have been even more interesting. Hovey
C. Clarke, C. E. Lyman, Clinton Morri
son arid others did not show. The St.
Paul entries were few and far between,
the saintly city owners acknowledging
defeat in all heavy harness classes.
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