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8 , 7 - - H sw- jfiUcrs Show a Startling Reversal of . Form and Again Defeat Louis ville Team. Thomas PitchesWell and Gets Fault less SupportSaints Down - t- the Hoosiera. Louisville, Sept. 5.The colonels played In dopy fashion yesterday afternoon, while Teaser's men put up a fast and gingery game. Thomas and Egan both pitched good ball, keeping the hits well scattered, but the former had poor support. The millers put up a perfect game in the fleld. Oyler and Martin were very much in evi dence. The score: Lou' yllle. b p Karwln rf.. 0 0 Walker If .. 0 2 Brasbear 2b 1 1 Odwtll cf .. 4 1 S.jfarran 8b 3 0 Bcb'Tr Inc. 0 16 White clb. 2 8 IQulnlan is.. 1 1 '.Egan p .... 0 0 '-Hart 1 0 Totals . . .11 2T 18 0 Totals . . .11 27 22 8 xPatted for Egan to ninth. fcoulsvllle 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 08 Minneapolis 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 08 Twobaac bit, S. Sullivan three-base bit, Od well: stolen bases, C. Sullivan, Maloney 2. Spooner, Martin sarriflce bits Mclntyre, Spooner. Oyler double plays, Oyler to Martin to Spoonr 8 bases on ball*, oft Egan 4, off Thomas 2 truck out, by Egan 4, bit by pitched ball, [White left on bsses, Louisville 8 Minneapolis '12 time, 1:48 umpires, Bohannon and UcDon ld. AT INDIANAPOLIS. Iod h Klhm lb . . 8 Fox 2b ... 0 Hogriever rf 2 Heydon e . 0 Woodruff If. 1 Coulter cf . 1 Marcan ss . 0 Tamsett 3b. 0 Crowley p.. 0 Kellum ... 0 O'Brien . . 1 a e St. P. Geier If . . Shannon cf. Jackson rf . Scbaefer ss. Hugging 2b. Kefiey lb .. Wbeelor 8b. Sullivan o . Stewart p . Bases on balls, off Stewart 4, off Crowley 1 truck out. by Stewart 2. bv Crowley 8: bit by Bitched ball, Huggins twu-base hit, Huggins: sacrifice Jhree-bnse hit, Huggins : sacrifice hits, Fox, Bchaefer stolen bases. Shannon, Jackson. Hog riever, Huggins umpire, Haskell time, 1:45 attendance, 1,040. h p a lit Col.If r Arnd t Gleason rf Turner 8b Raymer 2b Bannon cf Cling Mellor lb ..0 15 Fox c 0 1 $nyder p ...1 0 1 Toledo. - Smith If . . Owens ss Chllds 2b Bernard rf Kiel now c Scbaub 3b Turner l b Haddlng cf. .1 Relsling . . .0 Dora p ....0 Cristall p ..1 Sullivan * How They Stand. Played. Won. f t. Paul 121 80 Louisville 122 73 Milwaukee ,120 60 Zndanapolls 122 65 Kansas City 118 59 Columbus 122 53 Minneapolis 123 45 Toledo 122 41 \ ' , Lost. 41 49 51 57 59 69 78 SI Columbus at Iudlanapolis. Louisville at Toledo. lttsbnrg 0 0012000* 8 0 000100001 BatteriesPhelps and Leever Pelts and Poole. At Game R H H EostonPhiladelphiaFirst00 hlladephia 0 040101* 6 9 1 0 00002204 10 4 BatteriesBobb and Mitchell Moraa and Plt tlnger. Second Game R H B Philadelphia 10240200* 10 1 Boston 0000000000 7 4 BatteriesDooin and Duggleby Moran and Ma larky. -Aat New YorkFirst Game R H E New York 0 00000380 17 6 2 Brooklyn 10108001006 8 4 BatteriesBowerman, Taylor and McGlanlty Bitter, Garvin and Reldy. Second Game R H E New York 0 0 0 2 0 0 02 5 2 Brooklyn 0 0 1 0 0 0 67 9 1 BatteriesWarner and Cronln Jacklitsch and Schmidt. * DISCUSS NEW AGREEMENT Baseball Magnates Will Meet In Chicago : '"* Next Week. Chicago, Sept. 5.Representatives of the minor leagues will meet with the Na tional baseball commission in Chicago some time next week to consider the final adoption of a national agreement to gov ern the game of baseball thruout the country. The actual* date of the meting will be left to August Herrmann of Cin cinnati, chairman of the National com mission, but it is more than probable that the conference will be held early next Week at the Auditorium. President Ben Johnson of the American league, who has been on an outing in Wisconsin for the past few days, returned to Chicago yesterday and in a prolonged conference with President Hickey of the American association, received his first news of the recent New Tork meeting of the minor leagues, at which they failed , to accept the agreement offered them by , the major leagues at Buffalo. - - The major leagues have prepared a Substitute agreement which they have al ready forwarded to President Herrman *and which the National commission, - composed of Herrmann and Presidents ' Johnson and Pullman will consider at the . /jneeting in Chicago. , I t Is believed that it is radically differ- ' ant from the one adopted at Buffalo.. WMBnfenomH LASTGAMESAIHOME Millers Will Be Back Next Week for Final Series of the Season. Team Must Fight Hard to Keep Out of Last PositionToledo * Bracing. Well, the millers dropped three straight to Indianapolis, but they got the first one from Louisville at least. * They also broke even with Toledo. This isn't much to be grateful for, but crumbs are a feast to the starving. Next week the millers are home again, and will be here or in St. Paul until Sept. 16, when the final game on the homt grounds will be played. The team finishes at Milwaukee Sept. 21, or two weeks from Sunday. All that can be expeoted of the millers now is to keep out of last place. They lead Toledo by a narrow margin, and as the mud hens have shown signs of bra cing recently, it is nip and tuck between the two for last honors. St. Paul has been having her bumps recently, dropping the odd game to Louis ville. The saints have a comfortable lead, however, and their only formidable com petitor is Louisville. The colonels are playing a sensational game, and are safe for second place at least. Indianapolis is too far behind to catch Tebeau's men, and Milwaukee Is badly crippled. Dona hue's loss at a critical time in the season has hurt the brewers badly, and they have got the worst of It even from the weaker teams. Indianapolis has a very good chance to beat Cantillon's men out for third place. a e 0 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 2 0 2 2 5 0 0 0 Mpls. b C.Sul'van of 2 Maloney rf. 8 Oyler as ... 2 Mclutyre 3b 0 Lilly if Yeager c . Sponer lb.. Martin 2b . Thomas p . 2 10 1 T 0 1 I n the two big leagues Pittsburg and Boston have cinched the penants. With about twenty-flve games to be played In each league, the teams named have * lead of about eight games each on their nearest competitors. Cleveland is com ing strong in the American, but is too far away to overhaul Collins' men. Both lead ers are playing Just about their natural gait, and only need to win about half the ir games from now on to take down the bunting. 8 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 Totals ... - Totals ... 3 27 11 2 Batted for Crowley In ninth. ** Batted for Tamsett in ninth. Indianapolis 0 0 0 1 0 St. Paul 0 0 0 0 0 6 27 14 2 0 0 0 0 01 There have been few upsets to pre-sea son calculations in the big leagues this season. A t the start Pittsburg and Cin cinnati were picked as the strongest teams in the National. While the reds will fin i sh fourth, they have done well enough to justify their adherents. New York and Chicago were regarded as likely compet itors, and both are In th^e hunt. The three-tail-enders were recognized as such before play began. AT COLUMBUS. .2 3 .3 8 .8 3 .1 0 a - K. C h Hill c 1 Gear rf .. Nance 2b . Frantr, lb Butler c . - Knoll If .. Rothfus 3b Lewee es ! .1 0 .0 1 .2 12 .2 6 I n the American league five teams were picked as pennant-contendersBoston, Cleveland, St. Louis, Philadelphia and New York. Four of these are in the first division, St. Louis being the only one to fall down. New York has not done as well as was expected, but may yet finish third. Durham Totals . . 11 27 20 1 Totals . . 8 24 13 0 , - Batted for Alloway fa ninth. Columbus 00020008 *5 Kansas City - 00000100 01 Stolen bases, Rayiner 2, Gleason, Turner sac rifice bit, Gear two-base hits. Turner, Gear. Frantz. Rothfuss double plays, Snyder to Cllng man to Mellor, Lewee to Frantz, Nance to Frantz, Roth fuss to Frantz to Butler struck vot by Snydei- 9 by Alloway 3 bases on balls, Off Snyder 1, off Alloway 2 hit by pitched ball, by Snyder 1: paused ball, Butler time, 1:40 umpire, Cunningham. &- Klondike is baseball mad. The American national game has so enraptured the great Canadian camp under the red flag of Britain that gold is for the time relegated to second place in the heart of the Yu kon er. Four swift teams, composing the Daw son league, the most northerly on the con tien t, have created the great local interest. Dawson has been in delirium of excite ment recently over contests on the dia mond. The four teams of the Dawson baseball league have battle with White Horse for the supremacy of the north. The capital of the Klondike has finished with the greatest number "of games won to its credit, but the White Horse team has proved itself a valiant opponent. Daw son teams won five out of six games. The White Horse team played close each game and was defeated only after splendid efforts and largely thru luck. Aside from the Dawson-White Horse matches, the regular league games be tween the Dawson teams attract the greatest interest. AT TOLEDO. Milw'kee. h p 0 Ganley rf ..1 3 Connors lb..l 12 Dunleavy 3b. 1 0 Schlafley s .1 2 Hemphill 2b. 1 1 Meredith cf..O 2 Speer ftimmelIf lliott . p Totals . . 6 27 15 1 '. Totals .. 8 24 15 1 - *Batted for Haddlng in the ninth. tTolelo 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 08 Milwaukee 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 2 *5 Two-base hits, Bernard 2, Hemphill home run, Cristall stolen bases, Smith. Hemphill 2 sacrifice hit, Dunleavy bases on balls,, off Dorn :4, off Cristall 2, off Stlmmel 1 struck out, by 2, by Cristall 2, by Stlmmel 5 wild pitches. , 3oru 2. Stlmmel 1 passed ball, Kleinow left On Toledo 5, Milwaukee 4 double play |Polorn : V01 Sall,bases, iunleavy to Schlafley to Connors hit by pitched Schlafley. Time, 2 hours. Umpire, Mul lane. Attendance, 500. A s an offset to an Ail-American football team, which is picked yearly, the follow ing is suggested for an all-star baseball team: Pitchers. Young, Donovan, Wad dell, Bernhard and Mathewsoncatchers . Criger, Kling, Kittridge and Sullivan first base, Tenneysecon d base, Lajoie third base. Collins shortstop, Wagner left field, Clarkecente r field, Stahlrigh t fleld.Kee ler. Such a combination ought to win a few games. Pet. .662 .690 .5T5 .533 .600 .484 .300 .330 Games To-day. NATIONAL LEAGUE At Pittsburg R Eineinnatl National Standing!, Played. Won. Pittsburg 117 80 New York 120 72 Chicago 116 68 Cincinnati 115 61 Brooklyn 116 59 Boston 116 48 Philadelphia 110 37 St. Louis 108 35 Clarke Griffith predicts that Cleveland will simply swamp the reds in the inter state games at the close of the season. Manager Barrow of the Detroit club is reported as having signed Charles O'Leary of Des Moines, to play shortstop next sea so n. Manager Collins of the Boston Ameri cans has declined the challenge issued by the Hub National League team for a post season series of games. McGinnlty was hissed in New York re cently when Cincinnati hit him. Such is gratitude. The giants would now be trailing along in the second division but for the work that the Iron Man and Mat thewson have done. Secretary Fred Knowles of the New Yorks, points with pride to the fact that the club has not signed or released a man and still has on its pay roll all the six teen men who went south In the spring. That is remarkable, considering the con stant procession of coming and going players during the Freedman regime. Bob Ewlng perfoftned the best pitching feat of his carrer when he shut out New York with one lonesome single. The Cin cinnati players all aver that Ewlng re tired the New Yorks without a hit. The only ball that was given as a hit was one that went to Corcoran, and Beckley had plenty of time to retire Dunn, but it is claimed the former did not have his foot on the base. iOSt. 37 48 48 64 57 68 73 78 Pet. .684 .600 .686 .530 .509 .414 .830 .324 Games To-day. Now Tork at Brooklyn. Philadelphia at Boston. Cincinnati at Pittsburg. St. Louis at Chicago. AMERICAN LEAGUE At Detroit R H B Detroit 50012111 *- Cleveland 0 0000020 13 7 I BatteriesBuelow f.nd Kitson Bemis and Rhodes. At Washington R H E Washington 3 3020000 *8 T 1 New York 0 1000000 01 6 t BatteriesDrill and Patten McCauley, Zalus ky, Howell, Bering and Putnam.? .'"''U's was a non-offender. QuilHn then left town with the ball team and Sunday was the first day be was back. O'Neill then wanted Quillin to either apologize or fight, and he refused, and the ar rest occurred. Winnipeg, Man., Sept. 5.-Winnipeg and Fargo played a slow exhibition, the locals winning 11 to 9. Chilly weather kept down the attendance and also was responsible for most of the errors made. Score: Fargo 0 200040809 9 8 Winnipeg 0 0530201 *11 12 3 BatteriesBurns and Bonthron Bartos, Be mis and Cameron. Duluth, Minn., Sept. 5.Duluth won from Grand Forks. 5 to 4, altbo the.locals were re quired to extend themselves at the finish to prevent their lead from being overcome. Shaw, who pitched for Duluth, got nimself out of se\ - eral tight places, and was- backed by good team work. The locals distinguished themselves for their splendid base running and were in the game bt all times. Score. Duluth 0 0301001 *6 5 3 Grand, Forks 10010000 24 BatteriesShaw and Crippen Session* Mullane. Omaha 5, S Des Moines 2, 6. Milwaukee 5, Peoria 1. Colorado Springs 8, Denver 7. St.' Joseph 7, Kansas City 2. 1 I l 16 1 American Standings. Played. Won. Lost. - 74 Boston '. 114 Cleveland 117 " 65 Philadelphia 118 60 New York 100 56- Detroit 112 - 57 St. Louis 114 53 , Chicago 114 52 Washington 115 37 Three I League. Rock Island 0, Cedar Rapids 4. Springfield 0, Dubuque 5. Bloomlngton 6, Rockford 8. Decatur 2, Davenport 1. Lee ftuillin Fined. Superior, Wis., Sept. 5.-Lee Quillin, the third baseman of the Duluth ball club, was fined 925 and costs, making $30, In the municipal court, the charge against him being one of as sault and bottery. Two weeks ago last Sunday Duluth and Crook- third. He wenti" over and hit Tom O'NeflYa ton played ball on this side of the bay, and in t ninth inning boys threw atones at Quilllu on h xnira . u e wen over an a ai t xo m u eu, a spec - tator and prominent grocer, in the noto. O'Neill THE HARVESTING OF THE CHICKEN CROP (According to the Stories of the Harvesters.) NORTHERN LEAGTTE Superior, Wis.. Sept. 5.Crookston handed Su perior the game in a lot of horse play. It looked like a gift. Shields was the worst offender and booted almost every chance. Three fast doubles were made by Superior, Cassiboine figuring In all of. tbem. Score:. Superior 2 0120003 8 Crookston 0 0000020 02 BatteriesMorris and Howard Martin and Ed wards. PRwPESSO.R J. LESLABOY. Professor J. Leslabay, who has been engaged as fencing instructor at the Cooke institute for the coming' season, has a wide reputation as a fencer and teacher of swordsmanship. H e received his .education in this line at the "Paris Academy of Fencing, and taught for some time in Australia. For some years past he has been teaching In Seattle. 40 52 58 53 55 61 62 78 Pet. .640 .556 .531 .514 .509 .40.". .456 .322 Games To-day. Detroit &t St. Louis. Cleveland at Chicago. Philadelphia at Boston. Washington at New" York. The Cooke institute has been thoroly overhauled during the summer, and many improvements have been made. w . J. Edwards has been engaged as the boxing instructor of the club. Mr. Edwards has long been known as one of the cleverest bdxers In the northwest. The Cooke institute will be represented by a stL. .g basket ball team this season, and in the spring it is probable that a track team will be put In the fleld. Professor L.eslabay will arrive in Min neapolis to take up his new duties about Sept. 10. H e will also teach fencing at the state university. Brandon, Man.W. Curie of Alkenslde, aged 60, ami R... Chambers, 35, were instantly kille*1 by the traction engine on which, they were riding falling thru a trestle bridge. r A Games Transferred. Special to The Journal, Milwaukee, Wis.. Sept. 5.The games sched uled by the brewers and the Kansas City team have been transferred to Milwaukee, in order to save the brewers making an extra trip to Kansas City. Wood, Donahue. Unglaub and Viox are out of the game for Milwaukee. La Compte, the new shortstop, Joined them to-day.. . Phillies Get Kenna. Milwaukee, Sept. 5.Pitcher Kenna of the Milwaukee Western league yesterday said that he had signed a contract with the Philadelphia National league club, and that Hugh Duffy, manager of the local club, had also signed to manage the Philadclphias for next season. Duffy would not confirm the report. He admitted, how ever, that he had received an offer - from - thrt Philadelphia club. NEW FENCING TEACHER Professor J. Leslaboy Will Be In structor at the Cooke Institute This Season. L.THO the Englishmen have beaten us this year at tennis and golf, we still have a peg to support our national pride, since Reliance has finally taken the deciding race from Shamrock III. The only unpleasant feature about the affair is the fact that we have discouraged Tom my Tipton, so that he will refuse to come over and play in our front yard again* His biennial visits will be sadly missed by the New York four hundred, and there will be no more opportunities for tuft hunters to collect souvenir spoons from the Erin's silver service. Interest in the races lagged so much after the first trials showed the manifest superiority of the defender, that the final contest aroused only a mild ripple of ex citement. I t has been many years since a challenger had so decisive a beating. Even Columbia did not put it over the first Shamrock so badly. 7 1 and Western League. The successive victories of the Ameri can yachts are only an indication of the natural' adaptability and progressiveness of the nation. The American is quick to seen and borrow good things from oth ersh e is also quick to. remedy a defect himself or to percei The Reliance has been the highest type of freak j'acht. Under the new rules she will be nearly useless, but who doubts that a genius like Herreshoff will be able to adopt his designs to the new conditions, and turn out defenders of the old Ameri can type which will be just as successful as the freak racers were under the old rules of measurement? CA SPER WHITNEY in the September number of the Outing, fulfils his promise to pay his respects to Michigan university for intentional or un intentional violations of the spirit of the college eligibility code. H e says four of last year's Mchlgan football team were played in violation of the spir it of the law, and that onePalmerwas technically in eligible as well, having played professional baseball and football. The governing body in Michigan athletics is scored for either dishonesty or incompetence in al lowing these men to play. Mr. Whiitney adds that Michigan's ethics has allowed the greed for victory to get the better of her. This last charge is probably true. I t is probably just as true of nearly all the other western universities. The pity is not that Michigan or any other institu- tion should violate either the letter or the spir it of the cod e, but that a set of hard and fast rules should be necessary to Ceep colleges from open and flagrant trans- gressions. For some time there has been a grow- ing sentiment among western football men that the present code of rules was wrong both in .theory and in practice. recognized that the code is ineffective, and that only the honor - of the athletic authorities can keep the sport clean under present conditions, j. This honor, judging from the mutual recriminations we hear every season is a minus quantity. Each college says in effect to its neighbor what the Quaker said to his wife: "All the world is queer except thee and me, and sometimes I think thee is a little queer." If a mutual poli ce system is needed to keep college athletics clean, why not have a system that is effective? -- : f&ik *'i Match Race Called Off. ,' i - ,- Special to The Journal. Milwaukee, Wis.. Sept. 5.After practically agreeing to a match race to-day between the sidewalk boat Milwaukeeand the Illinois, owned respectively by. Herman Nunnemacher and Jo seph Upleln, the match was called off, as the Illuiols has been pat out of racing commission. W0RLH0F SPORT TRAVIS VERSOS BIERS These Two Get Into the Finals in National Amateur Golf Tourney. "Walter J. Travis of the Garden City Golf club and E . M . Byers of the Alle gheny Country club,' Pittsburg, met to. day on the Nassau Country club links at Glen Cove, N . Y., in the final round for the amateur golf championship of the United States. Travis has held the national champion ship twice.and Byers was the runner up last year at the Glenvlew club, Chicago. Travis and Byers met last year in the round preceding the semifin al and Byers won by a single hole. Neither of the rounds yesterday resulted In as close finishes as had been looked for. Travis met F . O. Reinhart of Princeton and won by the high score of five up and four to play, while Byers, who recently graduated from Yale, defeated the last surviving westerner, Bruce D . Smith, by the same figures. The complete results of the two rounds are: Fifth roundFrank O. Reinhart, Bal tusrol, beat Paul Murphy, Garden City, five up and fourWalte r J. Travis, Gar den City, beat George T. Brokaw, one up E. M. Byers, Allegheny, beat Walter R. Tuckerman, Stockbridge, one upBruc e D. Smith, Onwentsia, beat S. D . Cady, Rock Island, fpur up and two. Semifinal roundTravis beat Reinhart, five up and fourByer s beat Smith, five up and four. 1 ^ . ft chance for im- provement. The Englishman is slow and conservative. H e will" make no changes until they are forced upon him, altho what he learns he learns wel l. British yachtsmen have criticized the American defenders because they have been freak boatsracin g machines almost useless for long cruises. The justice of the criticism cannot be denied it has been admitted in fact, by the adoption of new rules of measurement which will com pel a return to the old bull-bodied type of boat. Still the defenders were built with a specific purpose'that of retaining the cu p. They have been built on lines which enabled them to get the most speed with the smallest penalty of time allowance in short, they have been boat's which would best serve their purpose. A women's golf tournament will begin at the Town and Country club, Monday, and several of the best players among the women of the two cities will compete. There are sixteen entries. The players as they are paired and their handicaps are: Braid of the Town and Country club will meet Taylor of Minneapolis in a pro fessional match for a purse on the Town and Country CIUIJL grounds next Monday for the first match. The second match between the two will be held at the links of the Minikahda club. The play in the finals for the Tribune cup at the Minikahda links yesterday re sulted in a victory for E . P . Gates over H.. H . Thayer by a score of 2 up. KICKERS RETDRN SUNDAY Minnesota Football Squad Has Fin ished Its Preliminary Work , at Clear Lake. The Minnesota football squad finishes its work at Clear Lake to-day and the men will return to Minneapolis to-mor row. About twenty-five men have been training at the camp. The work has been confined to kicking, catching, punts, tack ling and light signal practice, with black board lectures in the evening. N o scrim mage work nor lineups have been at tempted. Two gridirons will be laid out on the university campus this fall, with the idea of saving Northrop fleld as much as pos sible. Only secret practice will be held on the new field. 1 It is MISCELLANEOUS SPORTS All previous records in the number of com petitors in ah individual contest were broken at. Seagirt yesterday when 113.riflemen reported , at the. 'firing line to compete iu the Wimbledon Cup match for the famous trophy presented by *the National Rifle Association of Great Britain to be shot for under the Auspices of the National Rifle Association of America. The' cup was won by Captaiu Richards, of Ohio, who scored a total of 01 out of a possible 100. The other individual event of the day was the match open to all inspectors and ex inspectors of rifle practice. Captain Spring stead, of New Jersey, secured a total of 95 out of a possible 100 and won the prize badge, to be held by him for one year, and $25 in cash. Thor. Griffith Wants Unglaub. Special to The Journal. Milwaukee, Wis., Sept. 5.Owners of the Mil waukee Association club are trying to sell Third Baseman Unglaub. and the chances, are he will go to the Few York Americans, as Manager Grif fith to-day made a cash 0B*er of $1,000 for him. The Mercedes won the Paris-Deauville auto mobile boat race. Time, 34 hours and 10 min utes. The Flore was second. Twenty-two boats finished. Aboul 8,000 persons say the annual races of the Cleveland Automobile Club, at the Glenville track yesterday. The feature of the racing was the ten-mile event, which was won by Barney Oldfleld, of Cleveland. John B. McCormick (Macon), sporting writer, died yesterday at, Bath Beach, N. Y., of Brlght's disease. He was born in Cincinnati in 1837. For twenty years he was connected with the Cincinnati Enquirer, and while on the staff of that paper he had much to do in bringing out John L. Sullivan. After he had retired from active newspaper life he became identified with theatrical work. , , ,*-:.* %i...tfm HE STILL HAS HOPE Lipton Says He'll Challenge Again if He Finds Right ' Designer. ' . . ' Irish Baronet Is the Guest of Honor at Dinner in New York. New York, Sept. 5.Sir Thomas Lip ton was the guest of honor of the Pil grims of the United States at a din ner given in his honor last night at the Waldorf-Astoria. Nearly 100 prominent men in many walks of life were pres ent. N o speeches had been arranged, but the following responded: George T. Wilson, Sir Thomas Lipton, General Jo seph Wheeler, General Corbin, Colonel Henry Watterson, former Governor C. S. Thomas of Colorado and Senator A . E . Bates. With Sir Thomas, at the guests' table sat the Earl of Shaftsbury, commo dore of the Royal Ulster Yacht club Colonel Sherman H . Crawford, vice com modore of the Royal Ulster Yacht club Commodore F . G. Bourne, General H . C. Corbin, William Fife, Rear Admiral Rodgers, Colon el Henry Watterson, Gen eral Joseph Wheeler, George T. Wilson and former Governor Thomas. Mr. Wilson, addressing Sir Thomas, said that his attitude had struck a re sponsive chord In every heart. "As a loser," he said, "you are a corker. You will ever have the admiration, love and regard of all Americans." Sir Thomas was given many hearty rounds of cheers when he arose. H e said: "I am beginning to think that there is some magic spell about that 'bloom In' old cup.' Two years ago I had it almost within my grasp, but it escaped me then, as it has escaped me now, and It seems as far off as ever. "Altho I have been without success each time I have tried, I uO not de spair that some day we shall succeed in capturing that famous trophy, altho I must confess that we appear now to be more than a little bit astern. "Herreshoff is the greatest designer of the age, but I am aj:ill very hopeful that I shall see that cup on the other side yet. "America is a very hard country to beat, and I know it. I am a very dis appointed man, but I shall have the con solation that both conquerors and con quered belc^j to the same good old race. The cup is still in the family, only it is held by the younger and'more go-ahead generation. "Gentlemen, while I lost the cup, or rather did not succeed in winning it, I have not lost the esteem and good will of my American friend s, which esteem and good will I reciprocate in the very highest degree possible. " A great comfort and consolation to me in my unsuccessful efforts to lift the cup is the great kindness shown me by all classes. "My feeling of gratitude for this spirit is great beyond expression. I shall bear in my heart the remembrance of your kindly acts for all time. I am sure that as the days and years roll by, these con tests will not TENNIS TOURNEY IS ONi Crack Players Contest for Handsome Prizes at Town and Conn try Club. I n the drawings for the preliminary round of singles in the state tennis tour nament, which began this morning on the courts of the Town and Country club, Kingston, Gerard. F . K. Thompson, Lewis. Hawkes, Newport, Rhodes, Newhall, Win ter, Gillette, Graves, MacCaughey, Daw son Strathern, all drew byes. The other players are paired as follows: Simpson and Clapp. A. Thompson and C. W. Halbert. White and Holbert. Katcu and Shepard. Peabody and H. T. Hnlbert. G. Belden and BaWy. Werner and Finch. Sullivan and H. Warner. Stutz and Priscoll. Griggs olid Matteson. Grant and Northrup. Field and Palmer. H. Belden and Bixby. - Botkins and Wyman. Greer and Kobbe. Wheaton and Hale. McGrew and Benton. Dousman and Abernethy. The preliminary round will lie finished Monday, and the doubles will be started. Cups will be presented to the winners of both doubles and singles. The championship cup for the singles is a solid silver vase, the sift of J. T. Clark, president of the Town and Country club. The runner up in the singles will receive a cut glass decanter, given by the Town mid Country club. Th winners of the doubles will receive two claret pitchers of deposit ware, the presents of T. L. Schurmeier and A. I). Mac Caughey. The runners up In the doubles will get two hanOsome wat-li fobs with gold pen dants, the gifts of C. W. Gordon and Sherman Finch. A. W. Lindeke will give a cup as a consolation prize in the singles. All the prizes will be suitably engraved. . ,ON THEIRUNNING TRACK The.following are the entries and weights for the Twin City Handicap, one mile and a quarter, to be run at Sherepshead Bay on Monday, Sept. 7: McChesney. Water Boy, Hermis, 129 Advance Guard, 124 Blues, 123 Gunfire, 120 Douro. Major Daingerfleld, 116 Goldsmith, US Colonel Bill, 116 Africander, Grand Opera, 113 Ar gregor, 114 Golden'Maxim. Hunter Raine, Fran cesco. 112 Caughnawngna. Ill Masterman, RoeSainpton, The Picket. 110 Bonnibert, Rock water, 109 Injunction, Short Hose, Igniter, 108 ' Whorler. Santon, Flying Ship, 107 Stevedore, 105 Yellow Tail, 104 Gimcrack. 103 Rigodon. 102 Grey Friar, Gold Van, His Eminence, 100 Eugenia Burch, 99 Slave, Tom Kenny, Red Knight, Mindora, 98 Proper, Onatas, Disad vantage, 97 Sergeant, 96 Merry Acrobat. W. R. Condon, 95 Toboggan, Buttons. 93: Sheriff Bell. Thorneycroft, 92 The Carmelite, Negative, 90 Adlos, 86. IN THE PRIZE RING Jack Monroe, of Butte, Mont., has refused an Immediate fight with Jeffries, sending the following message to Manager Carey of the Cen tury Athletic Club, Las Angeles, Cal.: "Date too soon. Will fight Jeffries In Jan uary. Not time enough to train." Frankie C. Nell knocked out Billy Deeourcey in the fifteenth round last night, at Los An geles. .,, .,.. . \ -- p"-*-"*ip"*si| Defective Page J BEATS GELDING RECORD Major Delmar Clips % of a Second Off Mark of 2:03%, Made by The Abbott. The world's trotting record for geld ings, held by The Abbott at 2:03^ since 1900, was yesterday lowered by the bay gelding, Major Delmar, to 2:02% in a trial exhibition against his own reco rd of 2:04, and the fourth day of the grand circu it .meeting at Providence was further made memorable by Dan R., who paced the first heat of the free-for-all in 2:01%. Dan R. went to the quarter in :30%, the half in 1:01% and at the three-quarters post his time was 1:30%. Major Delmar, between two runners, started out to beat his own record of 2:04. H e went to the quarter In :30%, to the half in :59%, and he reached the three-quarters pole in 1:30%, finishing strong in 2:02%. Summary: 2:26 Class TrotPurse $1,000, two In five: Kamares, b g (A. P. McDonald) 1 5 1 1 Kinley Mac, b g (Beuyou) 8 1 3 4 Horace Wilson, ch (Deeryder) 2 2 5 2 Bermuda Maid and Albert E also started. Time2:14%. 2:14%. 2:HiV\. 2:13%. 2:16 Class PacePurse 1,000, three in five unfinished): Centriflc, blk m (Quinn) 1 2 1 6 5 Annie M. A., blk m (C. Doble) 3 3 2 1 3 Merry Master, br m (Hudson) 5 1 4 3 3 Lord Gentry, b b Hc(^s) 4 6 7 4 1 Baruadett, Cotillion, Double S and Poe Sibley also started. Time2:09%, 2:07%, 2.00%. 2:10%. 2:13%. Free for all pace purse $1,500 two In three: Prince Alert, b g (M. Demarest) 4 1 1 Dan R, ch g (Jolly) 1 5 5 Harold H, b g (Ueers) 3 2 2 Dariel, b m (A. P. McDonald) 2 3 3 Knox's Gelatine King, b g (Curry) 5 4 4 Time2:10%, 2:03%, 2:03%. 2:12 class trot purse $1,000 two in three (un- finished, only one beat trotted): Promise, Van Zandle, Belle Kuser, Dick Berry, Pug, Dainty Daffo, Anna Held, Cozad. Llll Bars and Cres cent finished in order named. Time, 2:11%. Edith W . broke the world's record for pacing mares on a half-mile track at Anderson, Ind., yesterday. The time by quarters, :33%. 1:03%, 1:36, 2:07. LESSON FOR GOLFERS Some Valuable Pointers are Given the Americans by Oxford-Cam- b'ridge Players. That our younk golfers are too young., and that our old golfers are too old is a lesson that was brought home to us rather emphatically by the English golf - ers whose visit last week was one of the pleasant features of the golf season, says the Chicago Inter-Ocean. W e have no middle class of golfers who may be classified under the term expert. The visitors averaged about 28 years of ag e. I n the west we could not possibly put a team in the field of this age to cope with the Britishers. The reason for ihis Is probably that all of our golfers hereabouts began learning the game togetherfathers and sons. A few veterans who started the golf clubs knew the game from having learned it abroad. All the rest of us had to start at the beginning and learn it. This situa tion, however, will dispose of Itself as the years go by, for the present youthful generation will age, and we are now learning the game. O ur golf should be greatly benefited by " the visit of the Oxford-Cambridge Golf ing society team. I t was evident and remarked by the Englishment themselves that the American players drive as long a ball as the Britishers, but on the put ting greens, particularly in the last three shotsthe approach and two putsit is not exaggerating to say that we are out classed, the ir careful, painstaking work in the approach and the two puts being in striking contrast to the rather careless and monotonous methods in vogue here. v have' been held in vain If they make us realize that, wherever we are all the world over, we shall 'brothers be for a' that.' " Sir Thomas Lipton is still undecided whether to challenge again for the Amer ica's cup. H e said yesterday: "If I can find a man who can design a boat to beat the Yankee sloop, I shall challenge again. T o say that I shall not challenge again is unti-ue. If I do chal lenge again, it will be with a ninety footer." Match Medal Play Handicap. H'd'c'p. Miss Bunn 0 0 Mrs. Fernald 15 12 Mrs. - Gordon 5 3 Miss Moulton 0 0 Miss Chittenden 3 2 Miss Bishop 5 3 Mrs. Wilkes 15' - , 12 Miss Grnnt 15 12 Miss Modisette 10 7 Miss A. Livingstone 0 0 Miss Livingstone 5 3 Miss Fletcher 10* 7 Mrs. Lightner 7 5 Mrs. Blakeley 15 12 Miss Wood 15* 12 Mrs. Waun 5 - 3 There is talk of a commission of Eng lish ship-builders, designers and yacht experts to build a British boat to chal lenge for the America's cup, the idea being that the combined talent might achieve what an individual has failed to do. Mr. Callaway, the manager of the Thorneycroft company, who built the Shamrock I., said in an interview yes terday that the ^ Thorneycrofts would readily join such a committee of experts. The continual defeats of the Shamrocks, he declared was not a good advertisement for British skill , but they were not defeats for ship-builders. While the Englishmen take the greatest care in the short game, they waste no time in doing so. The eye is trained to se e, and see quickly, and the arm Is trained to a versatility of stroke alto gether unknown here, where our shots on the green are only varied by the force of the stroke. The defeat of the All-Western and All Chicago teams has no sting about it, for it is unanimously agreed that we were beaten by better players, and the lessons learned from them are worth a great deal more than any victories. A n All-American golf team probably could hold its own with the Oxford-Cam brdge team, which has honored us with a visit, but we must bear in mind that this team does not represent the strength at the command of the Oxford-Cambridge society, as Captain Johnny Low told the writer he had ten refusals by members who were unwilling to give up the shoot ing, the grouse season being about open in England soon after the team sailed for America. The team here did not represent ths strength that could have been secured, but neither Captain Boyd nor Captain Waller can be held accolntable for that, as once again the kindergarten feature was in evidence. A quiet intimation was received that the Englishmen would pre fer to meet men and not boys, and while due representation was given our young golfers, the older generation was also included. Some interesting comment on our golf courses was made by Captain Low, who said that in his opinion there was not enough penalty provided for slicing and pulling off the course. H e believes the course ought to be provided with traps along the sides to catch the ball sent off the cours e. If this were the case there would be much better playing straight down the course. RIFLE TEAM CHOSEN . The Firs tregiment team ha6 been selected for rifle competition at Camp Lakevlew next week. The team will contest with representatives of the Second and Third regiments, and a team will be chosen for the shoot for the Washburn trophy. Sept. 21. The First regiment team Includes tbo following: Major Oscar Seebach. team captain Major P. T. Corrlston, Lieutenant G. R. Egbert. Com pany F Sergeant A. E. Clark, Company Cj Private J. H. Chant. Company B Private O. E. Geddes. Company K Captain E. G. Falk, Ser geant W. B. Ncal. Corporal S. S. Smith. Com pany F Private W. J. Amot, Company B Pri vate George Sinclair, Company B. AlternatesSergeant D. H. Kimball. Com pany C E. D. Fitchette, Company B Corporal Max M&thieu. band. DICK WELLES' GREAT RECORD. To date the flying Dick Welles has woo eleven races this year and suffered but one defeat In . twelve starts, lie hns broken the record for i three-quarters of a mile and for the mile, ana has run a race at a mile and an eighth that Is worthy of nny 3-yenr-olil. Indorsed by 150 Minneapolis physlolan* You can adjust It youreslf to fit any ruptur*. Worn by thousands. Write for free booklet on "Hernia." Elastic Hosiery, Obesity Belts and Elastic Goods to order. Lady attendant. Crolius Truss fo,637^^' t ,.- - . . ., Open evenings during Fair .Week* - I ( 1 A-J,.