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AUSTIN'S HAWAIIAN WEEKLY.
Base Ball in the Tropics. Sporting Notes. 12815078 () totnls Stnra .2 3 1 2 1 '2 0 0 2 IB Arthl. 18UU0 2UUU 0 Time of game, 1 :15 minutes. j The diamond, at the Recreation grounds, was occupied last Satur day afternoon by nines from the Star and the Artillery clubs. Vari ous causes intervened to make a small audience but those present al though they did not see a close game at least saw one of interest. The Stars went first to the bat and pulled in two runs, the Artil lerites tallying one. In the second both nines evened up in tallies, get ting three each; the features being a long drive by Elston which gave him three bags and, per contra, a hard hit by McWilliams. It look ed just then, from the batting of the Artillery boys, that they were "on" to the "box," and Babbitt, who held down the place, was for a time, on the anxious seat, Manager Carter holding Toyo Jackson on the field in "case of accident." In the third, Gorman managed to get home before a rather "close" deci sion sent Babbitt out at first. The soldier boys went out in one, two, three order, the feature of the in ning being a "dandy" left hand catch bv the ubiquitous Moore, of a high fly, hit by O'Meara. Even the newspaper den was hilarious. In the third the Stars were on deck; Gorman however lost a box (?) of cigars on the "strike out" of re liable Kilcy. Moore got a base and a run. The short got a base and, by a series of accidents, got home. S'opcr got first but died there, Gor man being caught in a thieving act on third. The ''soldiers" went out, almost, in line. In the fifth the only noticeable play was Hart's quick return to first after Babbitt's caught out fly to second. The Artillery went out manfully. In the sixth Moore got first by sprint ing, stole second, stole third and came home, as did also Elston. "Spieler" made a bad throw to sec ond and Huffer got home as did also Bryan. Elston's pickups and quick play were noticeable in this inning. In the seventh, Bryan, the pitcher of the Artillery boys, sent three brilliant Star's to the bench in five balls. Babbitt evened up by causing three blue coats to go to the rear, with eight balls. From this point on there were no features worthy of comment with, maybe, the exception it was most notice able that the Star's played an open gentlemanly game and Manager Carter feels justly proud of his team. Capt. Jack Winter and quartermaster-sergeant Chas. A. Smith were the umpires ; C. L. Cle ment scorer. This afternoon the Kams and Artillirists will have a try out, but no one wants to forget next Tues day's game between the scintillat ing Stars and the almost invincible Kams. "Pluggcr" Bilmartin, the bicycle rider, whose riding here, at Cyclo mere, created so much interest, is I again making history at Sydnev. AAA The dimensions of the new America cup defender, the "Co- ' lumbia," is as follows: Length over all, 131 feet 6 inches ; load water line, 89 feet 6 inches; beam, 24 feet; draught, 20 feet; mast, 107 feet 6 inches; deck to hounds, TJ feet; boom, ioy feet 8 ' inches; gart", 70 feet; bowsprit, 38 I feet; topmast, 64 feet; spinnaker I boom, 73 feet; sail area, about 13, 500 square feet. AAA It is stated that the Prince of j Wales is progressing in his golf studies and opinion is expressed that he will assuredly and speedily become an efficient player of the royal and ancient game. He wi.l be an attendant of the coming Anglo-American universities games. AAA Over $2,000,000 has been spent by the State of Massachusetts in the building of improved highways. All of this sum has been secured from the Legislature through the efforts of the League of American Wheelmen and every wheelmen rid ing over them is indebted to the League for his pleasure. AAA Tom Sharkey has received the following telegram from his man ager, Tom O'Rouke, dated New York, June 1 1 : "Have accepted Jeffries' chal lenge to fight you early in Septem ber. You had better come here at once. There is nothing out there. Answer." To the above the sailor replied : "Am at the springs, doing well and working right along. Will leave for New York in three weeks. Weather is rather warm here. AAA The San Francisco Call states that : "The schooner yacht La Pa loma has been sold by W. S. Good fellow to Colonel George Macfar lane of Honolulu. The La Palo ma will remain in San Francisco for the yachting season and will then be sailed to Honolulu." AAA The Australian cricketers beat the Cambridge University team in a match in London on June 12, by ten wickets. AAA It is said the America's cup chal lenger. Shamrock, will not be launched until the beginning of July, the progress of work on it be ing retarded by the fact that its de signer. W. Fife. Jr., is suffering from influenza. According to an estimate, the contest, from first to last, will cost Sir Thomas Liptou about $400,000. Capt. Hogarth and the crew of the Shamrock are preparing the rigging of the yacht. Sir Thomas Lipton has invited Lady Russell of Killowcn. wife of the lord chief justice of England, to christen the Shamrock. The Irish championship lawn tennis tournament was held again on the noted Fitzwilliam square turf at Dublin during the last week of May, and full reports of the matches have reached here. The meeting proved to be another great triumph for R. F. Doherty. He captured the singles, doubles and mixed doubles. His honors now include the English, Irish and inter national championships, the great est crown ever worn by any tennis player. A DESIRE TO ENTERTAIN. A little newspaper whirlwind re cently started up around the pulpit of Dr. Hills', the present pastor of the Plymouth Church, Brooklyn, the occasion being a series of even ing sermons based on certain well known books of fiction, as, for ex ample, the novels of Victor Hugo, George Eliot, and Ruskin. Dr. Theodore L. Cuyler gave the breeze a turn by protesting against a tendency to abandon the Bible as the sole text-book for the pulpit, and the newspapers let go a blast which sends it whirling about the heads of all the would be entertain ing pulpitors of the wide world. Of course "fiction," in its best meaning, is a legitimate mode of imparting religious truth; out Lord's parables abound in fiction; and book reviews are as much easier than preaching, as they are more entertaining than dry and prosy theological disquisitions. I What is of the first importance is, j that preachers shall not forget their calling to produce in their hearers a spiritual effect, and that the church shall not become a play 1 house or the pulpit a stage. The I desire to entertain should never ' tempt the preacher to substitute for the Gospel a book-review, how ever pleasing. The population of the earth is about 1,500,000,000, it being esti mated in 1898 at 1,485,763,000. The Statesman's Year Book (an English publication) for 1897 cst' mated that four-fifths of the world's population, or 1,273,284,463 human beings were under the sway of ten powers, as follows: China, 402, 680,000; British Empire, 383,488, 469; Russian Empire, 129,545,000; France, 70.467,775; United States, 62,929,706; German Empire, 62, 879,901; Austria-Hungary, 41, 358.376; Japan, 41,818,215; Nether lands, 38,852,451; and the Otto man Empire, 39,212,000. The esti mate of the population of China is really guess-work, nothing more. It may exceed the figures given, or it may fall vastly below them. In fact, some authorities put China's population as low as 225,000,000. The population accorded Great Britain, France, and Germany is largely composed of Asiatics and Africans. This is especially the case with Great Britain, about 275, 000.000 of the people under her sway being inhabitants of India. Home Bakery!! Cafe The only Fiist-clnsH American Itcstuiirimi in the city. ii. 1. till liii BUSINESS LUNCH, from 11 a. m. till 2 p. m 25 cents DINNER, from 5 to 7 p. m... 50 cents 527-529 - Fort Street, HONOLULU, H. I. Canadian-Australian Royal Mail Steamship Cuff. Steamers of the above line, running In connection with the CANADI AN PACIFIC RAILWAY COMPANY between Vancouver, B. C, and Syd ney, N. S. W., and calling at Victoria, B. C, Honolulu, Suva (Fiji), and Brisbane, (Q.), are D-CJE J&.1? EO0iTOX-T71-iTJ, : On or about the dates below stated, viz: From Vancouver and Victoria, B. C. For Suva, Brisbane (Q.) and Sydney. 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