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You Can Buy Exclusive State Right for $25.00. i THE AMERICAN DERBY, Metamora, Mich. THE AMERICAN DERBY, Reading, Penna. THE AMERICAN DERBY, No, 422 Marshall Street, Richmond, Va. THE AMERICAN DERBY. Various Pointers Gathered From Off the Turf. SELF DEFENSE; OTHER SPORTS Resume of the Latest Happenings in Athletics—I ndoor and Field Doing* of Interest Here. BASE BALL SCORES. WHEKE THEY PLAY TODAY. Baltimore at Philadelphia. Brooklyn at Boston. Washington at Now York. Chicago at Cleveland. St, Louis at Pittsburg. • Louisville at Cincinnati. DIAMOND DUST. "Josh" Keener, who was taken from years ago, is back with Billy Sharsig in Allen town. lip to Friday, both McGraw and Jen nings had batted safely in every game this season. the Athletics bv the Phillies tiv Matt Kilroy lias a sore hand, and his resurrection as a pitcher will be delayed for some time. Elmer Smith is doing some tall batting for Cincinnati. He leads the League and Saturday added three more hits to help retain his hold. John T. Brush says he will come East with the Cincinnatfs on their first trip, so that lie may ascertain for his own benefit how the rules are working. "Dad" Clarke has been released out right, by Louisville. Brooklyn might use him. Wrigley, the Washington shortstop, served four years in the United States Navy and wants to re-enlist. St. Louis has a much better team than people believe. When hot weather comes Hurst's men will surprise the base ball world, so many critics think. Joseph Bean, the shortstop loaned to Newport by the Brooklyn Club, has re ceived oiders to report to the Rochester team of the Eastern League, and left for that city yesterday. Third Baseman Wagner of the Wash ingtons bid fair to become a first-class player. He covers lots of ground and is a good batsman. He was developed in Arthur Irwin's Toronto team last year. There is a deal on between Brooklyn and Baltimore for an exchange of players. Hanlon wants Anderson to play first base, as McGann is not coming up to expectations. The Brooklyn wants a couple of pitchers, and might accept Hoffer and Pond. Hillary Swaim, the tallest ball player in the profession, has reported to the Washington Club. He is the pitcher who last season at the Polo Grounds made a base hit to centre field and was thrown out by Van Haltren before he got to first base. Said Hanlon: "Our expenses are going t) be so heavy that the club will be for tunate to make a dollar this season. All is due to a rotten schedule." In regard to the failure of; "Joe Corbett to sign a contract Hanlon said: "Joe" is still hold ing out. From tiie look of things I am almost tempted to let him have the club for the season if he make good the losses. "Happy Jack" Stivetts, on hearing that the St. Louis Browns were figuring on purchasing him, said: "If the Boston Triumvirate had sold me to Chris, I would have enlisted on a torpedo boat and made book on my slim chances of escaping with a whole hide. It's about a 100 to 1 shot against you on the cigar shaped crafts, but you're a longer shot in baseball in St. Louis." "Don't believe all the tilings you hear J about hard times for the boxers," says j | an expert with the gloves, "for even ! second-class men are picking up at least $1,000 to $2,000 a year." Matty Matthews and Jack Everhart are malched-cn paper-and are looking out for a club to offer a purse. They can count the Lenox out of the bidders, it is said. will guarantee to Sheckard promises to lead the League in batting if he continues as he has done since the season began. His record one day last week was a home run, two three-base hits and a single. SELF DEFENCE. Mysterious Billy Smith and Billy Stift are to meet in a six-round bout at the boxing show to be pulled off by Parson Davies at Tatterealls, in Chicago, on June 2. Charley Johnson arrived in Philadel phia Saturday night, and will begin light training for his match with "Mys terious" Billy Smith, which takes place at Athens, Delaware county, on Monday night, May 23. Peter Maher and Joe Goddard were matched Saturday for another bout. It is to be for a purse of $7500, and is to come off before the Greater New York Athletic Club at Coney Jsland on May 20 . Tom O'Rourke savs: "George Dixon today, as for many years, stands ready to box any feather-weight in the world, bar none. He will make no unreason able conditions, and I am ready to wager money that he can beat any man willing to make a match with him. Tom O'Rourke has secured a fine bunch of fights for the Lenox A. ('. The Sullivaii-Kelly affair comes off Monday night. On May 23 Jack Daly and Kid MePartland will try conclusions. On June 13 Tommy Ryan and Tommy West will have a twenty-round argument, and on June 23 Spike Sullivan and DalHaw kins are scheduled for twenty rounds. O'Rourke is said to have Jeffries anti Maher on his programme. Dr. Ordwav, the American represen tative of the National Sporting Club London, arrived in New York yesterday on the Campania from England, after a month's trip abroad. Ordway's visit is to match "Pedlar" Palmer, the crack English champion,against any 116-pound nmn in the world. Tommy Shortello, of Brooklyn, says that lie has posted $250 to box Sam Fitz patrick's protege, Billy Moore, of Syra of ! cuse, before any renponsible chib, will match, I guess! I Freddie Green, of Toledo, fought Kid j Broad, Kid McCoy's promising young te^.! , ^™X :iii ' roHnd,,raw ilt Ca, ' Sam Jack Italy is getting in fine shape for his go with Kid Mcf'artlandat the Lenox Club on Mu\ Jack is at the Wood bine Hotel. High Bridge, and Sam Fitz I patrick is looking after his needs. Spike Sullivan, who is to box some man of his club's selection at Willie Pierce's Lynn, Mass., club at an early date, has been offered $2,500 to box Frank Erne before a Buffalo chib. Spike, who is anxiously awaiting a reply from Young Mahoney's manager as to his covering his money now in Al Smith's hands for a 20-round contest, is looking around in the meanwhile for a paying job. CYCLING.. Higher gears are becoming almost as much of a fad witli women as with men. ™ Farl Kiser claims to be a cousin of the gunner who fired the first stiot at a Spanish vessel. That's nothing, for Tom Cooper knows a man who used to go to school with a brother of Admiral Dewey. Last year Jimmy Michaei rode a total of 2!ll miles in races at an average speed of about 1.58 per mile. On a bright May morning it is far better for the business man, shop-girl or the student on his or her way to school to ride a bicycle than to go there in a crowded street car. HWlien climbing steep hills a slow pace at first is advisable. He who speeds too fast will soon regret his haste, which invariably makes waste. A very little practice will enable the novice to do wonders in hill climbing. The man who brags that ne never had a puncturo always rides over a tack within the next 10 minutes, and some kind friend fixes it for him. Cyclists should wear shoes with soles of average thickness. Thin-soled shoes causes numbness of the feet, and should not be worn, especially on long rides. The Willow Grove track, which won renown through its connection with last season's great national meet of the L. A. \V., will be formally opened to the public for the season of 1808 on May 28, when J. Frank Starbuck, America's middle distance champion, will meet the famous little French flyer, Edouard Taylor. Five-mile exhibition, by Jimmy Alichael, paced by two quads and a tan dem, on Saturday, will run in the fol lowing time : One mile, 1 minute 58 2-5 seconds; two miles, 3 minutes 52 1-5 sec onds; three miles, 5 minutes 22 2-5 sec onds; four miles, 7 minutes 58 2-5 sec onds; five miles, 0 minutes 58 seconds. Tom Linton is still at Charles River Park training for the racing season and riding miles at an average of lm. 46s. for ten miles at a clip. The National Track Team Association crew of pacemakers will pace him during the racing season and it will he difficult for them to shake him if he keeps his speed. Eddie McDuffie defeated Fred Titus in the hollowest fashion at Charles River Park Saturday afternoon in the fifteen mile paced race and incidentally clipped 5 1-5 seconds off tlie world's record for the distance in competition made by Jimmy Michael in his race with Star buck at Manhattan Beacli July 3, 1897. William "Pluggy" Martin, who won the first international six-day bicycle race at Madison Square Garden in 1891, lias returned from Australia, where he lias been riding for several years, and lias taken quarters at Ambrose Park, New York. CoTrr^h^um'aceS^rtde;the ' Y," tionaf Track 'S? Association,'^rrivni in New York, Friday, preparatory to opening the season at Ambrose Park next Saturday. Butler is riding in his; old form and will do fast work on the circuit this year, where he will meet Cooper, Kiser and others. Coulter will also follow the circuit and will meet Karl Kascr, Frank Starbuck, A. c . Kris 11 "' . . . ^ 1 ' Anew cycling star shot across the firmament Saturday. It was Harry Freeman of 1 ortland, Oregon, who beat the foreign talent to a standstill both in the race lor the income cup and the mile professional. Zimmerman is not riding up to ex-! J pcetations in his races in Mexico, and j the chances are that the great ex-cliam-1 pion will not he seen in competition events on the national circuit as was expected. - AMONG TIIE HORSEMEN. Owners of horses with docked tails are kicking because the Government won't buy tlieui Alix has trotted thirty-five heals in 2.10 or better, twelve heats in 2.07 or under snd five heats faster than 2.05. , , T . , . , . , Robert J. is credited with ninety-two heats in 2.10 or under. John E. Madden stoutly denies the statements made by Louis V. Bell in re gard to the sale of the crack two-year-old Glenheim, and declares he will fight the matter in the courts to the bitter end. The noted handicap race horse Ben Brush, purchased last winter by James R. Keene from M. F. Dwyer for a big sum, is lame. The tendons of his front legs are slightly bowed and last year's suburban winner is likely to be on the shelf for some time. Much controversy is being held oyer who owns the fastest steed and the horse men of this city and vicinity ganized two associations and tagonism now exists. Wawaset Driving Association elected Jockey Martin driver and trainer for the association, as lie was the lowest bidder. have or mucli an AQUATICS. The boat crew of the Naval Academy defeated that from Columbia University Saturday in an eight-oared race over a two-mile course, finishing thirteen sec onds ahead of the visitors. Time, 11 minutes, 29 seconds. Tn spite of the important changes which have been made in the Harvard crew recently the eight is now in good and steady improving form. The boat is well trimmed, kept on an even keel, and moves with an equal motion, sug gesting a good reserve of power. When Ccnch Ellis Ward said he had not yet selected a crew to represent the University of Pennsylvania lie was evi dently telling the truth. MISCELLANY. Meyer Prinstein, the young athlete who broke the intercollegiate broad jump record at Syracuse on May 7, in the dual meet of the Syracuse Uni versity and Cornell, bids fair to be come one of the leading athletes of the country. Cornell beat Columbia'Saturday in the first dual athletic meet ever field be tween these universities. A. C. Kraenzleiu, who is now known as "Alike Murphy's marvel,"' did some splendid work on Saturday. In the broad jump lie made 2.3 feet 4 inches, which is better titan tire intercollegiate record. In the 120-yard hurdle he came in first in lti 4-5 seconds, starting eight yards behind scratch; in the 220-yard high hurdle he ran in 25 seconds and won. J. W. B. Tewkeberry equalled a record in the 220-yard dash, winch he ran in 22 seconds. Jtlis tiard to determine which of the various gears will be most popular this season, but is it known that generally speaking the high gear will predominate, tor those .who have ridden a year or so, the 84-ineli gear is deemed nearer the proper one than the rest, although there are many comparative novices who insist on using a higher one. A nine-tooth rear sprocket is about the smallest that is be ing made this year. This with a 27-tooth front sprocket gives an 84 tootli rear sprockets are seldom made ex cept by special order. When they arc used with 24-tooth front sprocket, an 84 gear is obtained, as is also the case with a 10 and 30 tooth sprockets, or in all cases where the number of|teeth in tfie rear sprocket is exceeded three times by those in the front. ear. Eight PAT DOUGHERTY'S SHOW. Will be Given on Monday Night, at Bart rani's Hall, over Eleventh SI reel Bridge. Pat Dougherty, who at one time stood A No. 1, as a scrapper, will tonight night, at Barnaul's Hall, over Eleventh street bridge, give a first-class fighting carnival. Oil the program three six-round con tests, a battle royal and a ten-round wind-up arc down. The following talent will appear: Conny Wakenbm y against Tom Norman; Sum Hill and 10. Johnson will go to gether; Frank Fisher will fight an un known and Ned McConnell and George Russell will go ten rounds. This fight shouldbe a corker as neither men are the best of friends. Just before the wind-up the battle royal will take place. Eight colored men will step into the ring and slug each other, the man staying the longest will get the money. Dougherty intends starting a club in that vicinity to be called the lOast Side Athletic Club, and he will be boxing in structor. As this will no doubt be a hot show, a large crowd is expected. Records oftioddaril and Malicr. Joe Goddard was born at Pyramid New South Wales, on November 25, 1861. He is 0 feet tall. He . has been fighting since 188!) and lias engaged in over fifty battles. He has defeated such good men as Joe Choynski (twice), Joe McAuliffe, the Mission Boy, Denver Ed Smith, and has fought a draw with Peter Jackson. God dard sustained his first defeat at the hands of Denver Ed Smith at New Or leans on March 3, 1893. The pair boxed before the Olympic A. C. of that citv, and Goddard was knocked out in I ^ The latto'stt battle was with Tom I who defeated him quite hand ^ a, ' d c "! ,,e * 1 ?* eth ?; 1 !, 1 '5, 5.','' at le , 0 ^ n • ^ w°' They " e V°J ! " u , P ' ° °- $ V. X) ' j * put t0 fileCp ln ttirce ,, , , ^er Maher first saw the l.gh o day at f.alway heland, on March 10, 1869. HK&JSaSiii! 1 - .. | lie made quite a st r in Dublin by k noc king out Martin O'Hara in two , r0UIU is. In 1889 he boxed two friendly rounds with l'eter Jackson. < in (ictoher , 7 , 18 >ll, Maher came to America. After j beating several minoi scrappers he was matched to box Bob Fitzsimmons at New Orleans before the Olympic A. C. I for a purse of $10,000. The battle was decided on March 2,1802. Fitz made | Peter quit in twelve rounds. In that contest Maher came near blast ing Bob's reputation in the first round, but he was too inexperienced to follow ZilrL^'Ssimmons^Unvlev'' fe? again ov Mt/simmons at Langley, lexas, 011 February 21, 1800, in one round, After this Peter figured in many liota ble contests, his last battle being with Tom Sharkey on June 9, 1897, which T" 11 111 a . draw after seven rounds. , Maher waa e, 8 n f c j' 1)ox ,la '. Jeffnes - for a purse of $10,000, some time next month LOCAL DOTS. Dr. VV. M. Bracken, of Minnesota, was in this city Saturday. The subject for the Wednesday evening prayer meeting at Central Presbyterian Church is "Universal Dominion." The Active Turners of the Wilming ton Turngemeinde, will give a gymnastic exhibition this evening at Turn Hall. The Union Yctcran legion will attend Kingswood M. E. Church, on May 22, to hear a Memorial Day sermon. Black lustrous taffeta with dull tur quoise-blue is another charming combin ation, while navy and burnt orange form another. The clearings in the local banks for the week ending at noon yesterday was $835,937, against $036,928 for the same period of last year. Collars and belts of velvet studded with jet nailheads or silver spangles are made to correspond, and are worn with thin gowns. Edward B. Sclievd, of Chicago, 111., will give an organ recital at Delaware Avenue Baptist Church, oil Friday even ing, which promises to be a very enjoy able musical affair. At the eighty-second session of tiie Philadelphia Conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Church which will take place in Philadelphia on Wednes day next, the Rev. O. D. Robinson, pas tor, of Bethel Church of this city, will be asked to return to the charge which he has filled with so much satisfaction. % **r ».