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The Weather Tomorrow Promises to he Fair with Fresh Northwest Winds.
-- ■ -.— Seward, r f. FANS IN HIGH GLEE FOR THE FIRST CAME. I The fans are happy. Tomorrow the baseball season opens in Perth Am boy. Thousands will journey to Amusement Park and amid the shouts of welcome the ball tossers will ap pear on the diamond dressed for the fray. A noisy greeting awaits them for the crowd has been penned up all winter and they have got to let them selves loose. The amusement company has picked its men carefully this year and they are going to give a good account of themselves. There is not a man among them hut who has a record behind him and each one is going to add fresh laurels to his name this season. It lias been a long, dreary winter and the baseball fever has been smoiil dering low. The Haines have been bursting through occasionally, of late, however, and now that the time lias actually arrived the buys are agog. The weather man promises us a clear day tomorrow and there is no doubt hut that there will he a record breaking crowd at Amusement Park «. ni sef the new. white sphere roll into the Held and hear the umpire cry “Play Ball.” Those words ate music to the ears of every American. The man who does not love a good game of baseball in this country is hard to Hnd. It is not definitely known as yet, who will be first at the bat, but lie it Seward or Jackson who first steps uj> to tlie marble slab, he is sure of a hearty welcome from 'the bleacherites and the people In the grandstand. There is also a hearty cheer in store for Captain “Bill” Holfner when he walks up with his slick. Tomorrow's game is going to be a lively one. The Cuban X Giants are a strong combination and have never been beaten in this city, but according to every local fan on tlie street last night, they arc doomed this time. Bast Sunday tlie X Giants were badly beaten while the local team carried oil a great victory in New York, [everything points to a repetition of the victory tomorrow. Here's to tlie Perth Amboys, may the best team win 1 BICYCLE RACE. The historic Irviugton-Millburn toad race will he run again over the famous Irviugton-Millburn course in New Jer-ey on Decoration Day morning, and no thing will be left to make this afrair one of the greatest events in the history of cycling. So far as prizes are concerned this year's race promises to eclipse that of any year as the winning cyclists will re oieve excelle nt' rewards Two elegant high-grade pianos are to be ottered ns the grand first prizes, on to go to the winner of tlie handicap race, while the other will be offered as a time prize. These pianos have been donated by .lucoh Doll & Sous. A News want adv. works wonders, •A A FAVORITE SPORT HERE. That baseball is the favorite sport iti Perth A hi boy there is no doubt. For years the fans here have had the fever and every new comer soon catches it and joins in the throng which gathers about the diamond once a week. The NEWS today reproduces a cut of the famous Marions who were the pride of Perth Amboy for so many years when the game used to be played every Saturday afternoon on tlie old Smith street grounds just west of the trolley car barns. They were great days in the history of baseball in Perth Amboy and many a man to day recalls them with pleasure. The great popularity ef the game i ' tills city is shown in the other cut: produced. One is of the team put or the diamond by the Karitan Copper Works. This nine claimed the cham pionship of the local amateur teams for the season of l'.lO.'l. The other cut i- of the American Smelting and lte lining Company which won tin* cup in the factory league last year. Some great hall has byn played by amateui nines in this city, and there are scon ■ of them, all credit to the place. Tin factory league last year was a grea' feature and the games were watchei by hundreds of people. The haselial craze is rooted firm and fast in Perth Amboy and the season which formally opens tomorrow promises to crown all preceding years. HIGH ROLLERS. High scores on the Bloodgood alley;. last night, were made as follows: Hihbett, 214: Lydiard, 222: Jllood good, 214, 212:' Dunn, 21U, 222: Brooks, 207, 221, and Mead, 204. PLANS COMPLETED. All plans have now been about com pleted for the smoker of the Perth Amboy Athletic Club, which will be held in Kish Columbia ball. State street, Tuesday night. Many tickets have been sold as the sports are anxi ous to see Dwyer and McCormick come together. Subscribe for The Evening Nows. j~> A Why go to New \ ork DM V bl we have a complete Q A I I line Base Bal1 Boo(’s DnLL inStock LOUIS KREEZER CIGAIt STOltK 40 &MITH STREET. \ Vi___ Raritan copper Wo rks Champions 1903. Lindeman, p. I Reina:her. 3 b. L— - - - - ~ 1 Justice s s, 8 BATTING ORDER I For Tomorrow's Game 8 PERTH AMBOYS. Seward rf g Hoffner, If 8 Donovan, cf j g Tierney, lb g Cox, 2b 3 Reinacher 3b g Justice, ss IFriedberg c ° Lintleman, p g CUBAN X GIANTS. § Jackson If R Talbot, 2b Jordan, cf g Wilson, lb g Toney, ss 8 Buckner p 4, rf g Hid, 3b g Williams, c R Carter.rf4 p g oooooooooooooooooococ>ooooo Cox. 2 b. Lyon;, sub. A. S. &. R. Team. Champions of Factory League for 190-f. i MONEY SPENT IN CAME OF BASEBALL From a school boys’ game at its incep tion, baseball has developed into a natio nal sport that costs the promoters of organized $.'1,000,000 a season and fur nishes enteraiument tort lit residents of el ties with an aggregate population of 27.000.00o. The figures herewith present ed deal only with the .cities iu the princi pal leagues, which are conducted under the uatioual agreement. As every city, town, village, ami ham let iu America has its hall team, it can readily be seen that the toral amout ex pended each season in the maintenance of the game in this country and the number of people who patronize it n ust he stupendous. The figures presented were obtained from expert baseball man connected with each organization. While not exact a* to the penny, they are approximately correct, and give an excellent Idea as to the magnitude of the American national game. This deals with professional base bull, and tines tint touch the thousands upon thousands of college and amateur games. The tigtires are instructive as sltowiug the marvel jus growth of th> game, anti as indicating the manner in which thou sands ol young men now make a living. On an average of fifeeu men each In >he It'd clubs under the national agreement, there is shown to be .Ml',it players in that branch of the game alone, and the inde pendent professionals doubtless swell the total to 10,0011. # ☆ ☆☆ ☆C ☆ ☆ ☆ u ☆it it # ☆ ☆ ☆$ V # U Baseball I •a U-rt-D-J?-ii-d-g *«■ *☆-S ^ ■?J>*»’** * ^ W 6 Opening day tomorrow. The Eastern Ei ague j schedule con sists of 140 game-. .uing on April 2<i and closing on S' nt ember 23, Jim Deheuty. left tielder of the Hu> ton Nationals. Ino ■ Ids left ankle by colliding with a n nee in the Newatk game. Jimmy Whalen. ut the San Ftancis co team, piteheci lour straight 'hut outs. He whitewashed the Chicago Nationals, Seattle twice and Portland. This afternoon the Puritan baseball team is in Woodbridge, where they are playing the Woodbridge high school. The Emerald baseball team and the Perth Amboy Terra Cotta Works team cross hats this afternoon on the Uhritan’Coppoi Works diamond. Tin wire mill department and the ealdi department of the Standard Pndei »Tound Cable.Works will also eomo to getixT. eagle a. c. meets. A special meeting of the Athletic g |ub will lie held at 2 o'clock tomoi 1(1„ ai ernoon. All members are le i|uested to attend as business of Iropor tani-'. is to be transacted. The pros* fleets for a baseball team in the club |tl,is year are said,to be good. —- >v i BOWLING TOURNAMENT. Tin' standing of tin teams iij the two-man howling tournament on the Blomlgood alleys is a> follows: Individual Averages. Nam. . (lames Average High Score Weed ii IT". 7 212 llibbett s 11-2.' 212 Fox 'i 172.4 Is,i Golden x 175 11*2 Ernst ii 17<i. 4 1!M1 Waring x lx.'!, ti 211 Worrell '! 1 "4.4 ln2 Kaletsch x 172.7 211 Wogloin 4 lux 171 i Hopping 4 ltiii lx.") Lydfard . ii 1U4.4 lxo Stevens 4 2->n 24' I Burton 4 175.2 Inn Dunn i> 172.2 2on Team Average-. , High Xallies. (lames Averagi Score I'.rnst-YVeed ii 455. t :(x2 Ilibbett-Wat-ing x 475.7 4a! Worrell-Fos ii 447.2 4ti7 Kaletsvh-Golden s :i4.'!.u 404 Ilopping-Woglom 4 442.4 452 Bnrton-Stovunn 4 .7x4.2 44x i nl Dunn »l 447 4xn ITAM STANDING. Ti Won. Lost. Her cent. Ilililn lt-\V:u in. 7 1 X75 Krn.-t-U: t 2 ii»i7 Kaletseh-i 1 iliieii 7 .» 475 Worrell-Fiix 4 5no Burton-St e Vi 1 - 2 2 500 Lydinrd-Dunn 2 4 444 Hopping-Woglom o 4 1**1 Need rooms Tin- .News want column will flud them for yon. FriPdberjj. c. Tier.e), I b. ALL STAR PLAYERS ON THE LOCAL TEAM. LINDEMAN HERE SURE. I.indeman, the crack pitcher for the Kquit ble baseball team of New York, will positively be here tomorrow to pitch for the local team and he w ill not be in the box for Hoboken as was stated in a New York paper last night, lively follower of baseball in ibis city has heard of Lindeman. He i-a twirl* e • of gi eat renown. At one time lie was with the Connecticut State League, later with Hoboken. He pitched four or live games for Carteret the year before last when Horgan was the catcher. He plays here Sundays and on Saturdays with Plainfield. Lindeman turned down an off -i fiom the New York Nationals is year. OUR “TOMMY." Tommy Lyons, the only L il boy •' ho is to play with the team tbi~ year, is on the extra list, for center lield. He is more Mian popular with the lovers of baseball and they hope oon to see him a regular mem tier of the team. When the old L'niou C. Imseball team was organized here years ago, Lyons played short stop and when it was merged with tiie Marion A. C. he held down the posi tion of centre field. IS A NEW YORKER. ~| .lan . local people have seen Rein acher play ball and many others have heal'd of him. He is a New York man and has played with teams from that city. Hi ha> also played with Hoboken. FROM BAYONNE. Seward, the local right fielder, ji' from ilayooiv . where he has played for sum, years past. He is very popu lar in that city and it is expected that he will make many friends here. CAN HOLD THEM. Fried berg, "ho is to catch, has held that position for several seasons past for the Equitable baseball team, ot New York, and that he will make good here is an assured thing. Abe Attell left the Bellevue hospi tal, New York, yesterday, where he underwent an operation. Hi 'weighs l.'til pounds and looks bettci that: he has for some time. Situation Want ads. printed free. THEODORE 6LOODSOOD BOWLING ALLEY Silliard and Pool Parlor CISARS AND TOBACCO 2 Smith Street* Perth Ambey. N.J ALLKNOW “CAPT." BILL. i aptain "Bill" Hoffner. who is to captain the Perth Amboy Amusement f'ompany'- baseball team this season, and «lio is to play loti held, is one of Urn best known ■players to local fans. For years he played in different state leagues. At one • time he was with Montreal, later with Scranton. For three yeai s he was captain and held down the position of left field for the crack Morris Plains hospital team. I’ntlei the new management the hos pital team was disbanded and Captain ••Hill" came her* to join the old Mar ions. He at once became very populai and when he signed with the Amuse ment company fur thia'season the fans were happy. Captain "Bill’' had an offer from the < ’otton State League but turned'il down to stay here. COX FROM COUNTY SEAT. Cox. who i- to play second base for tin Amusement company this season, i.~ a New Brunswick Iwy and it is ex pected that he will be a great draw ing card for be is more titan popular w itli tin county seat fans. For some seasons past lie has played with Bound Brook and from all report she was able to hold down the position of second base to the satisfaction of all. Jda was in charge of the grounds at. Rutgers college for the Rutgers college base ball tame. \ j A. ONE OF THE BIG ONES. McCormick, who i- playing her •. under the name of Donovan, will lyold down center field. He is a league player and a few years ago was con sidered one of the best players in the busines-. Recently lit was transferred from Pittsburg to the Philadelphia National League. ,It is understood that he was not satisfied with the idea and refused to sign with Philadelphia. He is to play hart- Sundays and with Plainfield on Saturdays. HUDSON RIVER LEAGUER. Teirnev. the first baseman, is an other old league player. At one time In was with the Hudson River League, and for two years he has been with Hoboken, ft is said that the fans will go completely off the handle when they see him on the diamond. JUSTICE FROM TRENTON. Justice, who plays short stop, is a Trenton man. At oat-time ho player! with Mori isville. w hich is just across from Trenton, and later he was with the V. M. t . A., of Trenton. He is said to be a great hall player. Classified Want .Ads. on pace 8. The Marions. Perth Amhoy s Old Favorites,