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| MEE jj You Are Invited. t I <5> fx *V V .<**. f I 5* 7* I* <u I Eleven If >v rt * Fiieces t | f of & | Mysic. 1* Take Green Cars i 4* On Penrnsylvaraia Ave 4 You Are Invited. * I X ^ 4? | # At a cost of manv thousands 4* coolest part of the city, among tl I a g.jft XJJLliliJ t " it I. I i C tt "t " VALUE OF ! MUCIBy J. C. Morse. t Tt mav u-ftll hp dnntitw! if thp. smnHnsr ! business Is worth the powder. Clubs pay large suma of money to men to go the rounds and pick up material, and It is a gamble if the men turn out to be good. There was no scout to pick up young "Cy" Young of the Boston Nationals, who has proved to be one of the biggest finds in base ball. He was drafted in the natural way and cost a paltry $600. The Boston Americans secured one of the best available catchers In minor leaguedom in Albert Shaw and appear to have added a Jewel in rill'lltr riutlll, niui Ol. raui laal otaoun. and if he does not turn out to be as good a player as came from minor league ball It will be a wonder Indeed. Two of the Boston American League Club pitchers?Young and Winter? have been with the club since It began operations and are still standbys. Dineen came a year later and he still ranks with the best there are In the country. No other club can show a similar record of three pitchers with the team five consecutive seasons who have done nearly as good work as this trio. Then the Boston Americans have not been called upon to make any considerable change in the Infield for six seasons, and that Is a remarkable showing. During that period the outfield UCbO utrn tut uj'icttij v. naiifcvu auu iivn n t have two intielders of last season's team playing in the outfield. On the other hand, take the Washington club. It has been simply full of changes. Patten is the only player left of the team that started out in l'jol, and he is as puzzling now as he was at that time if not more so. * Manager McGraw of the New York Na tionais has always run to seasoned materia!. There was many a howl when he took Corcoran of the Cincinnatls. Corcoran replaced a much younger man in Gilbert, but he was far ahead of the younger man In almost every department except that of running, and Corcoran made up in judgment what he lacked in speed. "Jake" Beckley was a man turned loose by Pittsburg and Cincinnati, and has never been improved upon by those clubs even to this day. He certainly is a better man than either Nealon or Uanzel without any Hlanarairt'mfnf t n thnfln nluvurs Tl^rlrlwv is a great man for a team Irrespective of liis batting and his fielding, for he is always in the game (or all he is worth, and he is a rarity in being a first-class coach and is very popular with the patrons. A game is always lively when he is in it. A team composed of such veterans as Young, McGuire, Beckley, Gleason, Cross, Corcoran, Clarke. Beaumont and Keeler could give any other a very warm argument. Connie Mack picked up a fine young ball tosser In Knight. Last season the lad did nn tn avnAofaHnna Vint (Vila son he has shown excellent ability to cope with the situation, and his work has been very satisfactory. It did not cost Mack a penny to secure this ball losser, and ail of the boys experience had been gained in and atiout t'tmartelpnia. The St. Louis Nationals have done a lot of experimenting with youngsters and expended a whole lot of money to secure a club that could cut some figure In a race, but thus far all efforts have been to the bad and the club has all It can do to Keep out of the last position in the race. * * * Th* Chicago White Box champions bar* c.-vL.a2? r mi* i?tr film A irilr ^n'f,rTif-?^ stt tttttt tttttt tti * * i' ^pron HAN'S MOW fo?S*"'V jt ?tjk\ H J pime. ' r~lw^mBKfrfJFIB m w ;, this cool and delightful spot has been le beautiful trees and shrubs, and a litt nr ij rvr? 1 i nu^. i r a & s s. g g .fe ra. .8. P8V TTttTTT SCOUTS I DOUBTED i been making a remarkable showing despite the fact that a lot of new talent has been employed In recent games. A glance at a recent acore revealed the names of Wei day and Qulllen. Isbell and Tannehill were , both out of the game. The club Is playing , Dougherty and Hahn In the outfield, and , neither of these players was with the club , when it stnrffd in thp ramnaiirn nf last season. It furnishes rare food for reflection when one notes that Dougherty is consid- , ered a good enough player in a team of . championship caliber, but was dropped by ' others in the same league because he was J not considered a good man. It was re- ! cently remarked that no club contained j so many players outside of the pitchers j who would have a Job to catch on to a new place as the Chicago White Sox were they J compelled to look elsewhere for an opening. * * * Odd things come up with the progress of it.. H i _ ? 4. 1A. me ga.iue. nuw in a acurtr iu BCUIC <t ?pii ? ball that is not a wild pitch, yet fools both 1 batsman and catcher?the latter so much that he fails to get the ball in his hands at all. It is not fair to call It a passed ball. Often It happens that the catcher Is hit on the wrist, the arm or other part of his person by a bail of this description, and It certainly would be rank injustice to credit him with an error. Again, why should not a batsman who succeeds in bringing in the ruft on a squeeze play be credited with a sacrifice hit? If he goes out he throws away his chances for a hit for the express purpose of bringing in a run. and that is a sight more valuable to a team than a sacrifice that simply places a man on second and may or may not result In the scoring of a run. It would seem that the powers that be could get together on this point and say a thing or two. * * The umpires often get a "roasting" be- 1 cause a play looks entirely different from j the stands than it docs to the umpire on the field. It is always well to remember I that the umpire is in a better position to ' see than either the players or the spec- j tators and that he is more apt to be cor- , rect than any one sitting perhaps a couple of hundred feet away from a play. There ' can be nothing more disgusting in the game j than to hear the crowd jeer the umpire , for a decision given exactly as he sees It. He is not on the ball field to decide plays 1 in a partisan way. It is one of the blots 1 on the national game of base ball that the umpire does not have the support that ought to be his first, last and all of the time. In England the decision of the referee 1 In everything goes, and no one would think of questioning It, least of all a player, and 1 it ought to be the same way with us. Faculty Divided on Athletics. MADISON, Wis., May 4.-A hot flght is on among the Wisconsin University's faculty for and against Intercollegiate athletics. The opponents of intercollegiate games are in the minority, but they are 1 powerful and the fate of athletics at Madison hangs in the balance. Yacht Races at the Exposition. NEW YORK, May 4.-The Interest that is being shown among yachtsmen in the Jamestown exposition augurs well for a large fleet of yachts of all descriptions during the motor boat and yaabt races wwca occur if* fcKptemDer. Take the Green Car, < -. + js?- ?" 4 A id Annu scep (9th STREET Ar \n&Y rvr I l?=X U u U 1' 1 XU > 1 nmm tw .jrJ2^Bk fi>f|vH|^HpPBH I I ?. juliiQ Z:v&SEBn?. turned into a high-class Summer G< :le 4ater the roses will be blooming a P. MEEHAN, Own inUM I Clll I 11/A kl All il/llll L> OULLIVHI1 Ulf THE ETHICS OF BOXING "Every young man from fifteen to twenr ty-one years of age should be taught the manly art of self-defense," says John L. Sullivan, the retired pugilist, who Is coming here this week, "in order to protect himself against any rough or tough who might undertake to waylay him on the highway. "A great many people think that if a man is a boxer or fighter he has got to be a. tough or an ugly mug, but such is not the case. A boxer or a fighter can be as much of a gentleman as the banker, broker, physician or merchant, and if the manly art of self-defense was taught there would be ittss inuruer, less snooune ana nrearms used. Thev would resort to manly means to settle their difficulties. Now, I have always advocated boxing as a clean, manly, healthy exercise, more so than foot ball playing, wrestling or jockeying. There Is never a time that a jockey mounts a horse In a running race that he doesn't take his life in his hands. There have been fewer fatalities in the prize ring and contests o< this kind than among foot ball players and jockeys. "Statistics will prove that this is a fact. In 1!MM1 durinsr the foot ball season, there were over fifteen foot ball players killed, and no one knows how many were maimed and injured for life. "Boxing has not Improved as an art with the panelng of the years, though there were not as many boxers fifteen years ago as aow. It is an evident fact that when I Look up boxing I put it on the plane that it now maintains. I put it in a shape so that Lhey could make some money out of It, Both the managers and the fighters. Boxing has gone ahead In this country and leteriorated in England. They have not had a champion in England for a long time, neither heavy nor light weight. Mitchell was the last champion they had n England. Jem Mace, like myself, was jhampion both in this country and in England in his day. He is still alive. . This Soes to show that boxers, or fighters. If you prefer that term, have lived to a good 3ld age. Mace Is seventy-four years of ige, and well and hearty today. "On what lines was the boxing different rineen years ago: jnure iuui imiug; mo ilifterence in the style of fighting? Well, In boxing fifteen years ago they used to Hght for very small prizes. The boxing prize was $1,000 for international championship, or ?200 in English money. "Sayers and Heenan fought in 1800, on the 7th day of April, at Farnsborough for (1,000 a side for the International championship of the world. Spectators broke Into the ring, and the referee declared It no contest. Boxing has not Improved any. "The light-weight championship of twenty years ago was fought for by such men as Billy Edwards, Arthur Chambers, Tim Collins, Mullins and Patsy Sheppard. Now ' ' tlnrK? maloWt. mey UUU1U ugai ati iuc n cioikd wo have today and beat them easily. It seems today the light weights have the honors on aghtlng. It Is a fact that more light-weight lights have been put in the ring in the last four years than any other class of fighters, for the particular reason that there don't seem to be any other classes to fight. In the light weight class are Britt, Nelson, Corbett and McOovern. Jeffries has not trained for a heavy-weight fight for the past year, nor has Jim Corbett for two years. There has Deen no middle-weight fighting. The middle weight used to be 164 pounds; now they make It as high as 108 pounds. Middle weight, according to Fistainer, was 154 pounds; anything over 154 pounds was considered heavy weight. The best big man in this country or England, either, did not weigh more than 106 pounds. Morris^ey, Heenan, Coburn, Mace and John Dwyer did not weigh over 165 pounds in condition, and they were classed in the heavy weights. These have been in vogue only within the last ten years. According to Fiatain?r, in bla day there were only tour weights?feather weights, light weights, middle weights and heavy weights; but in this day they have bantam weights, feather weights. light weights, welter weights, middle weights and heavy weights ?in fact, they make (heir own weights." l' I . ?rrr i?rrrfrir p/Et >l">Tr -nWrrtff- tJ ri a?f nlr infra n^nnfn u rTTinrTTTTTTTTTTTTi Jet Off at 9th and Peniisylva ial Qrani MIC 51 PENNSYLVANIA AVEN U Mi U U MJ n$=?lI gj U W U ZT\i I Wt Kk M'^-'"^^.-^ ,,v*,t" & i&z^Ks'j>' r~>/ irden, where men may take their wives nd the vines growing, which will each < ier and Proprietor, *|"H' PLAYED BALL IN ALASKA. This Is one of Bill Bailey's stories In the Prtctftn P/\ot? He was pretty well weather-beaten, but there was a look of joy on his face as he sat down by my side in the grandstand at Huntington avenue. "Know how to score, don't you?" he observed. I said I hoped I did. "Work for a newspaper, don't you?" he went on. I admitted the Impeachment. "Want to tell you about some base ball games I played In last summer," he began, edging up to me confidentially. "Up In Alaska. The fields don't look much like this. They don't keep 'em so well. The infields are covered with small nuggets, and the ball takes some mean bounds. We can play all night up there, with the midnight sun at work all summer. "Juneau won the championship last year. It was a funny deal. The season was due to close on Labor day, and Dawson was three games to the good. It happened, however, that Juneau and Skagway were playing, and they had five postponed games ?so they played six in one day. Juneau won five of them and -nosed Dawson out In the race. Started the games at 1 a.m. and played through until 9 p.m., with an hour's intermission between each game. "Toward the end of the season it gets a little cold. We played out one day with the thermometer 22 below. People said it was getting cold enough for foot ball, but as the Methodists refused to postpone their lawn fete on account of cold, we thought we could play ball. Ed. Jackson, who used to play with JN ashvllle in the Southern League, was pitching for White Horse against us. and he played me a shabby trick. I went up in the seventh Inning with two men on bases and picked up a bat. Jackson, who had kicked on pitching because he claimed he couldn't pitch in hot weather, handed up a straight one, and I met it square. The bat flew all to pieces. I found out afterward that Jackson had whittled that bat out of an icicle that ran down the grand stand during the game, and put up the job on me. "It was this way. He had prospected some before he got the job pitching for White Horse. Every Fourth of July we have a big tournament at Skagway, all the teams in the league being scheduled to play each other there that week. It was there that Jackson got the idea that made him a millionaire. He has a habit of spitting on his hands and rubbing them In the dirt before pitching. One night, after he had beat Juneau 4 to 2, and pitched a corking good game, he was washing up in the clubhouse, when he sees a streak of nay dirt on his hands. He washed the sediment In the bottom of the pan and got $4.56 worth of gold dust. He pitched every day after that and Kept washing his hands and panning out the gold. Then be took to sliding. We seldom slide up In our league, for the ground is fro sen so hard, but Jackson kept sliding and sliding, and then after the game he'd wash his uniform. We noticed he was getting extremely neat? but didn't get on to his plan. He told me afterward his base ball pants sometimes assayed $22.40 worth of gold dust after a ; game at White Horse, $12.80 at Juneau and $8.40 at Fairbanks. He was careful with his ' mnnpv and r?mn hnmp rfoh "But, say," he urged, as I started to beat a retreat. "I didn't tell you about the funniest thing that happened last season. It was during the tournament at White Horse. We played an eleven-inning game with Fairbanks, and it was nip and tuck. We scored one in the twelfth and thought we had won, when a brilliant aurora borealls settled down over the field. Fact, I as- ' sure you. One end was on the center field fence and one on the grand stand, and we couldn't Bee a thing. Umpire had to call me game on account ui aurora oorealls after Bill McShane had struck at a sun dog twice, thinking it was the ball. I "Only time on record that a game ever i was called on account of aurora?what's I your hurry, I was just going to tell you " But 1 waa gone. i I inia Avenue Southeast. d Openi JiViiVitil UE SOUTHEAST.) f THE sm io?tf<? ?YH?IiftVafHTfi iYM* m t(itilW*M?v^?^aMrt .muttiutu |p||p^ or sweethearts and listen to the musi lay add to its splendor. Objectional 409 9th Street So BOTH CREWS HARD AT WORK, TRAINING The two new aquatic rivals, Georgetown Preps and Technical High School, are rigidly going after the training preparatory to the contest May 18, and both Coach Russell of T> TT~- 1- ? VJ v-v/i QViunn CWIU JTI Ul. XXfTWA UL ACVil ax e zealously watching the rapid developments of their respective squads. The repeated defeats administered to the Junior college outfit by the Preps, which caused the withdrawal of the second crew's entry from the race arranged for Annapolis yesterdav. stirred PreDS* adherents ud to & high pitch and they are confident of making a "holy show" of the High School lads. From now on they will use the boat that the second -crew formerly used, as Capt. Tom Hayes made a big argument for It when he said1 that he would rather win this one race with the local rivals than all the others put together. Although the Preps, on form, are the decided favorites in the coming contest, it must not be overlooked that the High School eight is going some, and they are pretty likely to give the spectators a big surprise. Although the boat is not going at a killing pace at present, the boys' form is continually Improving, and they are beginning to make their advantage In weight tell. Their long, measured stroke Is, in the estimation of most critics, vastly superior to that of the Preps, and the way they are "shooting the hands" Is a feature most DleasinK to those who know the Inside of sweep rowing. It la a fact that since the Tech outfit has begun to pay attention to the coaching of Prof. Hecox their Improvement has been phenomenal, and it will not take long after the 18th to make the whole bunch a fast-going crew, good enough to go up against the beat Junior crews of the country. It must not be Imagined that because they are "High School lads" they are a lot of little fellows. Far from it, aa they have aa husky a bunch In their boat aa al most any of the junior crews, as their pictures In The Star last Sunday showed. They are now using the racing shell of the Potomacs, and they find "that comfortable starboard-stroke craft vastly superior to the small Davles boat they had previously used. The men are boated as the coach Intends them for the race and from now on they will take long daily work, ending with a dash over the mile and a half course. Although tt has not been given out of?* I- -A-AMltw hallavAil that oAma UUttil/i II *0 gciictati; wv??v?v-v? tuav bvuiv prominent business man will give a silken banner emblematic of the Scholastic Rowing championship of the District to the winner. Weil Eager to Fight Attell. SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., May 4.?If any one is to fight Abe Attell in California, Frankie Nell believes he should be the man. In a communication sent to the news papers Neil sets rortn ms reason wny he la entitled to a match with the champion. There was some dispute over the decision of their last fight and Nell la crazy for another chance at Attell. Golfers Sail for England. NEW TORK, May 4.?Eben M. Byers and F. Od?n Horstman have sailed for a golfing tour of the famous links in Great Britain. Incidentally they will play in the amateur championship to be held this year on the old St. Andrew s links the weeK or May 24. .?i a English Featherweight Goes Home. NEW YORK, May 4.?When the steamer St. Louis sailed for Southampton recently she had as one of her first-class passengers Spike Robson, the clever English featherweight, who goes back to England for a hort vacation. nor nf r GAR [TH. . "Uv! niiiwr"rnM n (u < ?%}}}t}} /h,A:1 c which drives away the cares and tria )le characters will be excluded. utheast. ?..?. *?* ?..? ? ? *. ?. ?..i IT Tr-??cr ??it)!* ????- ~??c?? < I AIM UJr'JiJN K WILL BE Some time ago The Star mentioned the i fact that it was probable that the Middle < I States regatta would be held on the Po- j tomac river again this year, following the , magnificent success or i-juo. 11 is nuw ikcu out that the Potomac Boat Club, which alone stands sponsor for all of the regattas, will not enter Into competition for the affair, and it is also said that It will not be represented at the meeting of the Middle States Regatta Association in New York on the 13th. The reason given is that the Potomacs realize that the conditions confronting them are at present such that It would be impossible to house the visiting crews In the old home, and they have decided to wait until they can receive them in their new home in 1908. Nor will there be any open regatta here ~ m ???a idaiim w any sui t., da uic otmio iiuuu.^. T, come from any open event. The date offered for holding the annual Potomac river regatta will be given back to the national association. This does not mean that the club, as a cjub, will not be active on the water this season; on the contrary, local crews will be sent to all the nearby meetings?Philadelphia, Jamestown and wherever the Middle States is held, as the officers of the organization realize that everything conn# f Vio momhoro UUUVC W 11IC yicoouic VI hU? J must be maintained, at whatever coat, espe- , daily during the building era. j * * * The Potomacs have disposed of their present site to the Brennan Construction Company, w4iose plant adjoins the boat ' house property. The club is said to have received a good large round Bum for Its ? water line, and as the deal was made In cash between the Brennan manager and the club's committee, composed of John J. Nolan, Charles G. Warden and J. Hadley Doyle, quite a bit was saved on agents' fees, etc. The club will Immediately take steps toward the erection of an up-to-date modern boat house, which will be an adornment to whatever part of the shore line it may be assigned. The old home when originally built was one of the finest in America, and the board of governors of the present inauguration will, acting as a building committee, see to it that the reputation of the new structure lives up to the precedent of the old. They expect to spend about $15,000 on the new structure, and Intend that It shall be -- * . i 1 modern throughout, wnn every latest ana Improved addKlon. The erection of thla f new home will take up the whole of the 1 coming season, as the committee has no t intention of throwing up any sort of a 1 house in a hurry. The members have all signified their willingness to put up with I many inconveniences in order that the club may put every available dollar into the * new structure and insure the future pros- t perity of the Potomacs. It is probable that temporary frame sheds will be erect ed near to where the club will locate, from ? which the oarsmen, in crews or canoes, may easily take to the water. ?% o Mr. Clarence Dunbar Davis has received f his new single shell from Cambridge, Mass., and that clever sculler is very well pleased 0 "Willi niB purcnaee. n ib a iwcui/-sc*oufoot boat, built of the finest Spanish cedar, g and supplied with all the latest patents a in the way of rigging and gear. Mr. Davie has also secured a set of Improved racing 1 sculls. Capt. Mueller has Issued his call for all oarsmen who expect to take part In shell c ?fr i DEN Prominent Persons X Will Attend. ^ I *. * # * f # $ f I - I % LwnracSn | i for i the Ladies."' .f i Fake Qreen Cars ? ennsyivama Aveiniue. ^ A ? * ? ifou Are Invited. 4? ??> ? * * > !' i a ^ rp X #0 X <$> I Is of life. It is situated In the ^ * * m ? ?. ?. * ? ? ? C It ? f> "D?? 4> i ^ 4 t> lr EGATTA : GIVEN UP LvniiiB mis bcbbuii iu repun iur iriuniiig it once. The champion Junior crew of last year, with the exception of Cadua md Harrallson, has already shown up, uid It will form an excellent nucleus tor what should be a fast intermediate sight. Capt. Mueller Is desirous of sendng crews from his club to Philadelphia >n the Fourth of July, and to the National, ilso on the Schuylkill, In August. As the :lub will be homeless, the Idea of a dual Beet with the Arlels at Baltimore Is quite t popular one, and the prospects for its :omlng off are really very bright. It Is quite probable that three scullers will row under Washington colors at American Henley, May 26?Messrs. Daly, jrorman and Davis?who are preparing for he trip. All have been In strict training lor some time, and are In good condition? [>avls especially being considered fine for his time of the year. * * Now that the Idea of a big open regatta tere this season has been given up there s some talk of a Joint regatta by the two ocal clubs, as It will be the only chance or mem to meet during me year. The Analog tarn have made arrangement* 'or Plaisted to return and coach them a >art of July and August, the Idea being, it the time of the engaging of his servces, that there would be a big regatta here n August. There will be no chance of heir entering the National, as they have io crews In the senior class, but it is irobable that they will go to the Middle States on Labor Day. . A fTTTTUTTna AT A WWAPrtTTS ????? I fiddles Defeat Johns Hopkins in Field and Track Meet. Ipecial Dispatch to Tbe Star. ANNAPOLIS, Md., May 4.-The midihipmen defeated Johns Hopkins In a field md track meet here this afternoon by 61 mints to 46. The- events were beautifully rontested, and it was not until the last went that the navy athletes made a vlcory certain. They did this by taking >oth places in the quarter mile dash, the ight points giving them the lead. Carey, he navy's great sprinter of last year, who las reoently re-entered the aoaaemy, iook iecond place in this event, the only one vhich he entered. He la not training and lid not expect to take part. McConnell >roke the Naval Academy record in the ihot put, with a put of 40 feet 2% Inches, I feet 2% Inches better than the former Igure. Stephenson did 10 feet 6 Inches In he pole vault, two Inches better than the >revious record. The events were won aa ollows: 100-yard daab?Won by Burd, Navy; leooBd, *erce, Johna Hopklna. Time, 11 aeconda. 12o-yard hurdle?Won by Shafrotb, Nary: aecond. Slack, Johna Hopklna. Tluie 17 2-0 aecouda, Mile ran?Won l>y Kankln, Nary; second. Bran* on, Johua Hopklna. Time, 4 inluutea 44 accond*. 220-yard hurdle?Won by Perce, Johna Hopklnai econd, Stewart, Johna Hopklna. Time, 27 1-fl econda. High Jump?Black, Jobna Hopklna, and Maynard ohna Hopklna, tied for first. Height, 8 feet 4la ncliea. iirn.rt i?mn?Won by Perce. Johna Hopklna: aec nd Burg. Navy. Distance, 21 fret 10 Inches. Shot put-Won by McConnell. Navy; second, iortlicroft, Xavy. Distance 40 feet 2% Inches. Hammer throw?Won by Northcroft, Nary; ?eend. Bryant, Johns Hopkins. Distance, 113 feet inches. ? ? . 880-yard run?Won by Emmett. Nary: second. Itewart, Johns Hopkins. Time, 2 mlnutea 8 4-5 econds. Pole vault?Stephenaon, Navy, and Brldgcman, ohns Hopkins, tied. Height, 10 feet ? Inches. 22t'-rard dash-Won by Perce, Johns Uopklnai etond. Burs. Navy. Time, 24 seconds. 440-yard ran?Won by Einmett, Navy; second, arey. Navy. Time, M aecond*.