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Football Season Prospects ^ Of the Big [ii College Teams In the Forthcoming 1 Campaign on The Grid- '? Iron. THR clans arc gathering. In a very . few weeks football will again be king. From over the whole coun? try last year's players and new aspirants for positions on tho teams this fall arc gathering for pre? liminary practice before the open? ing of tho college year. The result of last season's work clearly brought out several facts that It would be well for the captains and trainers( to act upon this fall. Harvard won the cham? pionship because she threw all her prejudices and mistaken notions to the winds and started tiie season with Hie ? lie idea of getting the best possible t am, no mutter whether the members i ailed from Huston's Back Hay and I at ted their lialr und names Hn Die .idle or not. Princeton, it is Irue, went through (lie ?:>son without a defeat, but she only ifust managed to whip Yule's woefully weak team. Her experiences both In '"V and isns should impress upon her tho necessity of having a stronger eleven t.'ils year. The great trouble with Old Nassau lias been tho failure of the management to provide games with sufficiently strong teams lo thoroughly . bring out the weakness of the Tigers, j Yale's disastrous year nl nil spoi ls lias led to ninny star chamber sessions Wlthlti her classic halls and the de? termination to reform tho plan of man? agement In ninny ways. Tim most encouraging sign of Iho football season m rar is the fact Mint I more games than ever have been nr.-I ranged le t ween the large enstern mid western universities. \Vhnl we really j need, though, is .in arrangement some? thing like ihnl of the tennis players. The eastern and western Institutions should arrange their schedules so that the real champion of ench division of teiTllory migltt be evolved. These two j should then meet on neutral ground | and play for the national championship, j II surely will cmno to that, and before very many years, loo. Much of Harvard's success last year was undoubtedly due to the strong line presented by the forwards, with the massive form of Jaffray in the center ns the keystone. It is a fact, though, that for years past Harvard has always had good men at center. If the record [ ho looked up from away back In ISflO, i this will he seen to he true. In that year Cratn-lon held that pust of honor, and lie was considered tho peer of any of his rivals. Since then he" has been succeeded in turn by Hangs, Lewis, Shaw, Doucctlo and Jaffray. All of these were first class players and far above the average of the colleges, though some of them iJIrl not enter all the games in which they played ill a good condition, owing to the poor' sys? tem of training then in force at Cam? bridge. Burnett, last year's .substitute, is the most prominent candidate for center this year. He Is the man who practi? cally won the game against Perinsyl* vnnin last fall lit the second half by kicking a-goal from the Held, There are two brothers named Sar? gent who may make good players on the (earn this fall, besides Green, who played center on the freshman eleven last year. Captain Burden has a splen? did lot' of material to select his men from, and should easily turn out a suc? cessful eleven. Among the more likely candidates are the following: Kasson, tlie 2.0 pound center of the scrub last An Original Young Entertainer. Mi;:s Beruh.* Castcllo, a blight Missouri girl, recently toel: to the iyesurn platform as. a means of earning a livelihood' Instead of following the usual stereotyped methods she put on her thinking cap and decided that in addition to the inevitable singing she would give ns the principal portion of her per? formance Impersonations ox' the. characters or some well known novel, which she would carry through from beginning to end. She selected James Lane Al? len's charming story. "A Kentucky Cardinal," and her isuccesr has been so great that numbers of Imitators have already appeared. It is rumored that Miss llastello will accept on o.'i'er to create an important role In a forthcoming < Vew York Dtoduction. ... . .... ? .*.-?.?..->? ?- -r.? ?I.-'..'.- . . ? fall; Hlglcy, tho former Exeter cap? tain: Ralnsford, a Groton* school boy; Ham l'eyton, who was'a star guard and captain at Exeter, but has dovotcd most of his time since entering Harvard to rowing matters; Shirley Ellis and j Hollingsworth, two big but practi? cally untried men who may prove good ones. Practice will commence at Princeton at once. Light work,'such as learn? ing the signals and Individual instruc? tion, will be the chief business for some time. No summer work has been in? dulged in by the candidates, as the prevalent opinion at Nassau is that a team does not benefit by such an ar? rangement. Captain Edwards and Trainer Christie have good mnteriat to work on. "Biff" Lea. an old captain, will most likely be head coach, aided by such good men as Balliett, "Ad" Kelly and Fred Smith, all ex-stars on the Princeton gridiron. A good many of last year's forwards will be on hand again, but the greatest dllllculty is expected to develop in 1111 I ing up the holes behind tho line. Beardsloy, Kater and Clllmore will ' probably be the strongest candidates for hnlf bnck. while Mauls, Ay res and Wheeler will try for full back. The tigers aro disappointed at tho ' failure of (he mnnagement to secure a game with Pennsylvania, as practi? cally the whole student body desires it. Another keen disappointment is the fact that nearly all the important games are played away from home, tho Carlisle Indian and Lafayette gunies being tho two most important homo fixtures. Yale will have no summer practice this year, In line with tho policy adopt? ed by nearly all the big teams. By Sept. 20 all the candidates will be in New Haven ready for active work. Cnptain MeBride will have good stuff to work on this fall and should lift Yale out of the ruck Into which she baa fallen in nearly every line of athletic effort. The regular varsity men who will return this fall and form a nu? cleus around which to build up a team are Coy und Hubbell, the two end rushers, and Schwoppe, a substitute end; Brown, loft guard, and Stlllman, left tackle; Ely, who did most of tho work on the team as quarter back last year; Dudley, a quarter back of 1897, wno was iaiu up heal'iy ail last season; Townshend, substitute half back all last year, who played, however, in nearly all the big games, and McBrlde, last year's full back and this year's captain. Pennsylvania Is likely to be strong again this year, as most of her stars of 1S0S are still in college. Conch Woodruff und Captain Hare will have some good varsity men to begin with. Ovorlield, Maro and McCraokcn, the throe veteran center men, are back. Gardiner, She quarter, will try for his old position, and Outlaw, who will probably try for a place at tackle, is a good man. Columbia is practically a newcomer In football affairs this yenr. She has been cordially welcomed by her sister colleges and has a good schedule of games. She has some splendid men to work up Into shape, 40 having replied to the call issued by Manager Mitchell to meet for practice on Sept. 6. C. Poster Sanford, the old Yale man, will coach (he men at Mnrgaretvllle, in the Cat skills, where the candidates will do their preliminary work. Kicking tho ball is yearly becoming a more important feature of the game. Harvard wrested the victory from Pennsylvania last fall by means of a kicked goal, and Hlrschbergcr single banded won the annual game from Michigan for the University of Chicago. O'Doa's marvelous kicking was mainly Instrumental in bringing the champion? ship of the west to the Wolverines last season. O'Dea Is undoubtedly tho llnest kicker on the football field now. and bin work will be closely watched this season. Northwestern has a great kicker, too, nnmcd Pony, who is also a splendid all round athlete. Stngg o? Chicago, meanwhile Is busy tleveloping bis raw material, and it is dollars to doughnuts the-maroon will ??how up strongly on the gridiron next fall. KLUEP.T WOOD. OLD TIMP.ItS HEJUVK.VATED. The year 1S99 will ever be remarkable for the number of back number racing men brought to the front. Jay Eaton, one of tho veterans. Is prominent among those who have taker, on a new lease of lifo. Al Newbouse, today the vtt-jran of the path and a star In tho days of the Cash,Prize league In 1S93. is still another. Burns W. Pierce, the vet? eran six day rider, is making his mark in pace following pastures. j Interesting Gossip of .the Open Tournament to Take Place at Baltimore. The Golf Championship. THIS year's contests for the open golf championship, which nro scheduled to take place on the links of the Baltimore Country club on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 14 and 1C. promise to excel all previous open tournaments held In this country, both In point of interest and In the number of entries. One fact that is particularly liable to attract many professionals who would otherwise probably not com? pete is that the conditions are more lib? eral than they were a year ago, when the tournament took place on the Myo? pia Hunt club grounds. At that time only ?;:S5 was distributed among tho leaders, and this amount was divided Into live prizes', varying from $200 to the winner to $10 for the filth man. This year SS00 will be distributed among the first eight players. The win? ner, as before, will receive $200, of which 550 must be expended on a gold medal and the remainder given in money, pro? vided the recipient is a professional, or in pinto if he happen to bo an amateur. The second prize will be $150. the third $125. the fourth $100, the fifth $S0, the sixth S70, the seventh $50 and the eighth $25. All except the first prise nre for pro fessionnls only, for while amateurs are eligible to enter and arc welcomed the tournament is meant especially for the man who mates ihelr Ilalag nnf nf th? . game, and to them tho prizes are re? stricted to induce them to enter. The winner last year was Fred Hurd of the Washington Park Golf club. His total was 32S for tho 72 holes. The sec? ond man was Alexander Smith of tho same club, Willie Anderson of Baltusrol was third, Joseph Lloyd of Essex coun? ty fourth, while fifth money was cap? tured by Willie Smith of Shinnecock. The competition Is at medal play, 36 holes to be played on Thursday and 36 on Friday. It is confidently expected that almost every player of note In tho country will take part. It Is not thought that Hurd will be able to duplicate his victory of a year ago. A number of professionals have come to this country this season who Will give the leaders in last year's con? test a sharp fight for places. The most prominent of these newcomers are Jack I Park of tho Essex County Country club of Werft Orange, N. J.; Laurence Auch terlonio of the Qlenvlew Golf club o( Chicago and Gcorgo Low of Dyker j Meadow. Among tho better known pros who have signified their intention to lake , part in the tournament are Joe Lloyd, ' who was fourth last year; James Fou- ' Iis of tho Chicago Golf club, who was open champion In lS'JG and who Is said to bo playing in better form now than for some seasons past; Bernard Nichols of Philadelphia; Alexander Smith, last: year's runner up; Willie Smith of Shin- i riccoek, who landed fifth last year: Wil- j lie Norton of Scnbright and Lake view; | Alex. Finlny of Boston, Willie Tucker, late of St. Andrews, but who has re? cently signed with the Chevy Ohnso club of Washington; Willie Dunn, open champion of JS94, W. V. Hoare. Willie Anderson and Peter Walker of the On wentsla club of Lake Forest, Ills. There has been some talk In certain papers recently about the professionals being dissatisfied because thcy-havo to pay their own expenses to and from the tournament. The complaint was sup? posed to be that as the club derived most of the benefit, from the fact of having the winner of the event in its employ and also received the benefits I of any new wrinkles ho might pick up, j the clubs should pay the expenses of I tho players if they wished them to com I pete. Now ail this Is very true, for undoubt? edly the clubs do derive very subatan 1 tial benefits if their mun happens to win, owing to the advertisement there? by sained, and the members in most instances appreciate the fact. Hut in justice to the professionals it must be said that no such talk has been indulg? ed iiv by them, except perhaps in a few Isolated cases. The whole ?story started In this way. A prominent professional belonging to an eastern club while talking to a golf" reporter happened to mention that he thought his club ought lb pay bis ex? penses during the tournament; us be was sure, he said, of a place at least, and It was obvious that the major part of the probt would accrue to his em? ployers. Tho newspaper man thought that he could work this tip into n good paragraph for his paper, and It was copied extensively over the country. The Baltimore Country club's course, on whjoh ihc tournament is to bo held, is a very interesting one and bus mnny bunkers. There are nine links, a mile and a hnlf in length. Tho turf and greens arc excellent and have been worked upon all summer in anticipation of the forthcoming event. The record for the green is: Donnell Swiinn, 9 boles, 3C; Courtney .tonkins, IS holes. 70. There is a line clubhouse on the grounds, which comprise some -10 acres. The grounds are situated about live miles from Baltimore and uro easily reached from the city cither by driving or electric cars. It may be interesting to know that Mr. Joseph Newman, the golf expert and editor of Golf picks yie fallowing men ns his choice for the plnces, though he will not slate in what order he thinks they will land: Alex, and Willie Smith. Jack Park, Alex. Flnlny. "W. V. Hoare, Joe I,loyd. Lawrence Auchtcr lonle and Willie Anderson. EGBERT LEONARD. MA tiR I CK GH AU AXII. THE OrEEN; They are telling a story about the np pearnncc of Maurice Gran at Windsor, where he was commanded to appear be? fore the queen. It seems Hint the dis? tinguished Impresario did not have n court suit, so he called on some of his friends among the costumcrs, who lif? ted him out from "stock" will? knee breeches and a sword. A wag suggests that when Mr. Ql'UU makes his custom? ary speech to tho audience at the end of next season ho should appear in the costume in which bo saluted the queen. OLD .TIME BASEBALL THICKS. . "The-players of today do not resort to tho use of tricks aa they did when I was playing .'ball'," remarked Charley Comlskey "recently. "Nowadays tho players seldom resort to. some scheme Calculated to throw the opposing team, or one of their number, up In tho air. Oh. yes. you might see a little wild coaching for the purpose of throwing the pitcher off his trolley, but further than that you never see a trick turned. A few sarcastic words at the right time helped the old St. Louis Browns out- of many a tight bole. I was re? minded of one of these occuslons the other , day when Wood stepped to the plate in the ninth inning, with the bases full. Not a word was said to Wood by tho opposing players. Now everybody knows he was anxious to hit the ball? so anxious. In fact, that a little sarcasm at that moment would have thrown him in the air. "I remember a game that we played in Cincinnati a number of years a;;o. We had one run the best of it in the _ ninth Inning 1 C^n^sNX when, after two . \\\ tnen were out, vNv I th'' ,v''sos were ? "'?wlth y/V Charley Jones, / If I lhat creat slug 'OVt/ Jf j Scr- wna at the ,,lt' Ilml our V '.sr< \T chances for vie ,^7 \ ' levy -.h omed de? Vjf^y - cidedly squally. \ --- Jones had no a^V \ Y-~~ sooner stepped -yrSr* 1 to the plate than t I "Yank" Kobin I /\ " \ son called to mo JjL L-<--\ loud enough for'. CC^y il Jones to hoar: S-? V \ 'Say, cap. they've \ \ made some mis Yjl take; they surc (_^S^ ly don't want 1 that lobster to but in a pinch.' 1 ? ^-^- " 'Yes, it's a Jones struck out. mistake,' 1 an? swered. 'Walt a minute. Mr. Umpire; just call time for a few minutes until we rind out about this.' "Jones heard every word, and he was boiling over with rage. I called to the bench to tho manager?I forget who It was?whether ho really wanted Jones to bat, and he replied. 'Yes,' and I then walked over to our pitcher and said to him, so that Jones eouhl hear it: 'Here is the ball. Just put it right over for that'lobster. He hasn't made a hit In a year.'. "Well, It happened that Jones had Just been reinstated after being res? ponded for u year, and this was his lirst game. His face was -as red as n beet when I looked ut him from my position at first. He was hit lug his lips nnd looking at me with lire In his eyes. Well, the result was that'Jones struck out and wo won the game. That night Jones was around looking for me. He thought that I had meant to insult him, but when I explained that it was only a trick to get him rattled, he enjoyed It as much as any of us." Diana of the Gun and Game Bag. Diana of the Run and game bag Is popular Ibis season at fashionable coun? try houses. She Is Iho latest development of tho taste for sport among society women. H Is not unusual for women to ride to the hounds In .Knglund and oven to shoulder guns and go out "potting for birds." but In America thero has always been a sentiment against that sort of thing, due perhaps to the fact that Auduboii societies and societies for the prevention of cruelty to ani? mals have been popular and under the patronage of society women. English women hunt, however, nnd many American women of the Anglo-American type, having learned abroad, are finding tho sport an exciting one. Anything which &atlsfles a craving for excitement appeals to the fashionable- American woman of the end of the century. When she goes out after game, the hun? tress wears a short skirt of plaid and a little round jacket, often of red and trimmed with large buttons. Under the Jacket Is a serviceable looking blouse and on the head a jaunty hat, In which a couple of quills are stuck. A game bag of fanciful make Is suspended from the waist, and the feet are Incased In. stout bools protected by leggings. The gun Is a light one, of tho handsomest 1 make, with the initials of the fair owner worked in silver on tho barrel,' '' storieIJI, Herbert: Fleming;'??'?'at. S?tttSSI theatrical fame; had ; an JamuMpi?;1 pcrlenco recently with jtlte PrefcoM&pj ai oiriclals. During^l?v'?bseii'ce^?ti'rj he;-/ sectitjfjjSJ^,. South 'WKWfffi rights of/an;?hg*P llshOprod?e??JK'^g and ? 'tho. type?# written,::, bo ,o;JfeV$ and ? parts .-.%vere\, ,''? du I y. i f or War'd^a from London'.t?'-^; the ^;--.';TrB^8v?wE^ capital, 1 wfieHlfV he was . v thea^si'' playingVA-'FlehvjK^ lng 'rccciv?d^amKS ,. usual official ?Iis?, "Do you suppose we don t ? ? noil nolnji' Kfliemg understand EosluhS" a,n"t?im,C.5s^^SB arrival Ota/par*,^ cel. and pent a messenger to the post ofuce to claim it, who prompt|y;^^j^nB ed. saying there'was'a duty of several.v.1 shillings to pay before delivery.? ?.Tbete*^ upon tho actor went down in perso^|; for an explanation. "I don't know how you can' chafgsfe/ duty on my parcel," he remarked'UoS:C>. the clerk, "but if you con.'prdv'e"/t0^1i?Wi it's legal of course I shall have to pay.'?*"M The otllcial promptly produced;a/.ou'S^}V loins tariff and pointed out Uie levy dn'^ ? imported feathers. "But." exclaimed A. i the astounded actor, "the parcel doesn't'^; contain feathers?only tho, manuscript ^ of a play 1 am about to produce." |?' "Do you suppose we don't understand'.-^ English?" said the aggrieved Dutch^:,' man. "It is distinctly marked '?TM*j? Elder Down Quilt' on the back of tho ? address label, and as such you must '' pay." Fleming got his parcel, free of duty, . < when be bad sufficiently recovered to explain matters, though he had .to dis-^i play the contents before he w'as re-.,j luctnntly allowed to depart with hlai-v' property. ; Mrs. John Wood appeared with tho: leider Sothern in the same company for'; j several seasons. On one occasion, while ' the company was playing In Btrmlng?; bam, England, Mrs. Wood met Sothern!;' in the street. They were near a havdv; ware store when ho snook hands with; her nnd bade her good morning. "Would you mind going In here with : me? I want to make some small pur-, chases," he said. She accompanied him. He went up to the counter and said, . "I want Macaulay's 'History of Eng.. land.' " The assistant said: "We do not sell books, sir. This Is a hardware store." ? "Well, I'm not particular." said Soth-? erii, pretending to be deaf. "I don't care whether It Is bound in calf or Rus? sia." "But this is not a bookseller's shouted the assistant. / "All rlsht." said Sothern. "Wrap It up neatly, r want to have it sent down to the hotel. It's, for a present I wish to make to a relative. Put' It up nicely." "We don't'keep 1 It." shouted thoj assistant, get? ting red In the face, while Mrs. Wood took a step to one side and took a chair In another part of the shop, al? most overcome "We do not sell book?, sir, ,' With suppressed Ti,u 13 ? hardwire store." : laughter at the cheerful,-frank expres slon of Sothern's face and the mad; puzzled look of the shopkeeper's assists ant. "Do it up ns If it were for your owrt mother. I don't want anything,better.-''' than that," said Sothern. "I 'would like to write my name on the fly leaf/V "Sir," bawled the assistant at tho top of his voice, "we do not keep books!" "Very well," said the actor, qutta\; undisturbed at the emotion he was cre? ating. "I will wait for It." Under the impression that his cus? tomer was cither stone deaf or a lu->. natlc, tho assistant bounced off to the lower end of the shop and asked his. master to come, saying: "I can do noth? ing with the man. I think he must be, off his head." Whereupon the principal'.: marched up to the spot where Sotherri was standing nnd asked very ioudly:: ? What Is It, sir? What do you desire?.'V; "I want to buy a file." returned Both^', orn quietly; "a plain flic, about four or five inches in length." "Certainly," said the principal, with: < a withering look at his assistant,-:, producing at once the article which had'; been asked for. THOUGHT HE WAS TUB AUTHOR..;.' Sir Henry Irving has received froni;' the University of Glasgow his thirdS academic degree. Trinity college, Dub-?'; lln, was the first university to bestow .; upon the leading actor of the geneta-: tion the distinction of being a scholar?;: und a man of letters as well as a play-Ji, er. Cambridge confirmed his title 'lastx year as a doctor of literature, and th?"l most practical and scientific, of Scotch-; universities has gone a step further^ and made him a doctor of laws. While a scholar and a man of fin*:i literary taste. Sir Henry hardly de*' serves a tribute he overheard last BUmV; mcr. He occupied apartments at Bournemouth for several days, where ; he was known to the landlord aa plain ; Mr. Irving. Returning from 6 stroll on* tho last day of his stay, he arrived afc;; the landing outside of hl3 door In tlnis^f to hear the landlady shy: "Yes,' he's a>V; literary chap. I never read any of his} boobs, but I've seen lots of them on the stalls. One of them Is a sort ofi, history, 'Bracebrldgo Hall.' I don'^'; know Just where It Is, but 2 rather thlnlfl it's in the midlands." . ' J< HAD TO HAVE A GAME SOMEHOW The captain of a country football, team, finding himself unable to get to-V'i gethor a team to fulfill an engagement with a club In a town five miles away^i wired to that effect to the secretary t$'i the opposing team. ; "Can't let you off," was the answer, "Crowd waiting already." The captain made another effort t o) . get his men together, but wltlioufc/sue>f|j cess and was once more obliged to wir?')? his Inability to fulfill the engagement^ The answer cnihe: "If you can't com*.) yourselves, please send your ?wcateritfj? Wo. can pick up a team -fr?nt'.-the .Jfel*'$ lows working herb oh the'? railway; and) *. people won't know the differ? ac*,?