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SELF DEFENSE; OTHER SPORTS
Resume of tlie Latest Happenings in
Athletics—Indoor and Field
Doings of Interest
BASE BALL SCORES.
11 . II. K.
5 8 0
4 9 4
Batteries—McAlister and O'Connor,
Swayne and Farrell. Umpires—Snydtr
Philadelphia t ... _ _ _
Batteries—Uliines and Schriver, Dono
hue and Boyle—McFarland. Umpires—
Emslie and Andrews.
It. It. E.
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3 0 3
'J; E ;
H - 5
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Batteries Taylor and Clements; Nich
ols and Bergen. I inpires—Swartwood
It. II. E.
5 8 3
4 12 3
Batteries—Hawley and Peitz, Dunn
and Ryan. Umpires—McDonald and
At St. Louis:
r. n. E.
.20 18 2
•4 5 5
Lotteries — Isbell and Donohue —
Chance; Kitson and Bowerman—Clark.
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and Warner. Umpires—Cushman and
R. It. E.
.8 11 0
4 7 0
Philadelphia at Chicago.
Boston at Louisville.
Baltimore at Cleveland.
New York at Cincinnati.
Washington it Pittsburg.
Brooklyn at St. Louis.
5 in the
stands on July 4th," declared Tim
Donohue, when lie came up to the stand
after a disputed decision in Chicago.
"John T( Biusli has killed the game. A
Z^dout^ a W<ml witho,,t ^
Wagner Oil third looks bulky and
cumbersome for the bag, hut he is play
g "L! particularly"'behind his ovm bag!
' j , ,
are really of the wonder producing order,
Ka ? 8 n . Ltncago man. lie lias a pool |
wing, however—a little lame from too
, much use. His throwing is a little wide j,
and high. With his arm in shape lie
promises to throw as well as Barry Mc
Cormick across the long distance.
Says the Sporting Life : "It is a ques
tion of time when the Baltimores will
draw away from the bunch, as the
Orioles are stronger than when they
won they three championships and lost
the fourth only through extraordinary
misfortunes. liven at this early date it
would be good wagering to play them
against the field, particularly as the
champion Bostons do not appear to be
quite as fast as lust season."
Home coming means hard work for the
Browns. Hurst has been achiiijf for the
opportunity to give the team some much
needed instruction, and morning prac
tice will be a busy and profitable
for the Browns while they are in St.
How about the claim that "Nick"
"There won't be four
Young weighs every hall 7 One of the
balls fn Thursday's game at Cincinnati
: wag not of regulation weight or size. ,
pitcher Nichols made the discovery in !
I the first inning, when he was thrown a
! new ball by Umpire McDonald. When
lie put the ball into bis band he found
that it was smaller than the regulation j
ball, and it was also several ounces too
]ig|,t. The result was that Nichols
could not pitch the ball. He hit two
batsmen in succession, audit was im
possible for him to throw a curve.
veteran Stivetta is ready for either
outfield or infield duty, should accident
bcfa " 11,1 y of the rt '« ula,s -
,, . . . , ,, .
tn the , dat before the team went upon its
rece . nt tr 'P are "9 W tllea,E '' l h
apOause and yelling at 'Tommy' that he
is the only batter on the team, says the
Chicago people want a new manager
for their club. They believe Burns'
ideas are older than Anson's.
people who shouted at
111 derision when he came
. "Bobby" Wallace, Cleveland's sensa
tional third baseman, knows as much
a ^ out P 0 .°J 89 * ,e ^ oes a t>°iit the national j
g ame * About a month ago \\ allace
a challenge Unit was not accepted
until .yesterday. Reddy Donahue of
'be 1 billies, entertains tlie notion that
be can instruct tlie third baseman,
If a change doesn't come pretty soon
the Cleveland club will be playing two
games on every day that the weather is
any way pleasant.
"I think I'd like being in the big
league again," says Sandow Mertes.
"We are playing fast bull down in
Columbus. J think I am capable of a
faster game than I was in Philadelphia.
I am glad they haven't slated me for the
sun field in Chicago, which is a terror,
"Tannehill," says a Baltimore
"has a peculiar swing of both
linked together in a pretzel-like gyration,
as a preliminary to delivering the ball.
It is not in evidence, however, when
men are on bases."
Mercer was warned at Chicago for not
keeping his foot against the slab, but
for some reason tlie batsman was not
allowed a base.
Jf-*WS®* V «S
about one mi rut* :i uooL- ha will rh.
about one earn e a week he will do good
trifihat'Thor 1 r'*
opinion " ' " f C ' mi ' Sei 18 ° nly ,ny i
V, /„ i f i „ . .... j
frank selee, oi tlie Bostons, is living j
up strictly to Uncle Nick's ordeijjrelativo
to visiting managers issuing passes. Se
lee said nixie to all applicants at Cin- j
"Fred Hartman is not the worse third I
| baseman in the world, but lie isn't in
class A," is Sclee's comment.
Mr. Quinn, of Pittsburg, is no longer
managing Peter Maher, and is now re
ported to have Tom Sharkey in t ow.
Billy Smith has gone to Chicago
to train for his fight with George Ker
A large sum of money changed hands
on the McPartlandDaly fight.
Tommy White, of Chicago, has written
to the Lenox club asking ior a bout with
Ben Jordan, tbe Englishman expected to
arrive in the near future.
John Henry Johnson wants to get on
with Eddy Lenny, or any of that weight
in this neighborhood.
The Mercer county jury, of Trenton,N.
J., lias dismissed the charges against
Jolir. Smith, whose boxing bout with
Henry Braun resulted in the latter's
death. Referee Sam Austin and Manager
Jack Skelly also escaped.
Charlie Kelly, the clever,well-behaved
118-pounder, is out with challenges to
Sammy Kelly and Dave Sullivan.
Charlie says he has $500 to place on the
Tom Lees, the Australian ex-heavy
weight champion, is at Seattle, Wash.,
en route to the Klondike gold fields.
Peter Jackson won the colonial cham
pionship title from Lees.
Joe Butler and Bob Armstrong are in
strict training for their six-round bout at
ttie Arena next Fridav, and a fast bout
should result. The preliminaries will be:
Tommy Niland will meet Young Mar
shall,Cole Watson meets Billy McAnany,
Wliitey Lester meets Harry Smith, while
the semi-windup will bring together
Martin Judge, of Roxborotigh, and Jack
Hanly, of Southwark.
Sam Fitzpatrick deserves a generous i
measure of credit for his skill in hand
ling Jack Daly. Daly follows Fiiz.'s ad
vice implicitv' and the latter's good
judgment was plain on Monday night.
Fitzpatrick handled Lavigne in the same
careful and thorough way. Asa boxer's
second the Australian may have equals,
hut no superiors.—New York Sun.
Joe Gans, the light-weight colored
boxer, of Baltimore, is after Frank Erne,
or any other boxer of that class, who lias
Championship aspirations. The Balti
morean believes that lie is the Champion
of the light-weight class at the legitmate
weight of 133 pounds and can see no rea
son why Erne should meet other men at
135 pounds and go a long distance out of
his way to prevent meeting him.
, j U ^oiitreai, Canada, Tuesday,
Johnny Johnson won the mile open m
2 (M . £ tlie Swiss champion, the 2-3
nl ii e handicap, in 1.24, and Boulav and :
Cavalh . tllL . £ ito tancleni handicap, in
Boh Landis, prominent a couple of
vears ago in professional racing circles,
1ms returned to Philadelphia and will
take up the sport of racing again. Lie f
will be a team mate of bhotnoand Lantz, ,
and will ride a Barnes.
The figures from Secretary Bafsett's j
report of the number of applications for
membership in the League of American
Wheelmen received last week shows that
New 5 ork sent 142; Pennsylvania, 132;
Massachusetts, 18(>; New Jersey, 48;
()h 10 , "4; Illinois, Lo; W isconsin, 1J;
Rhode Island, la; Michigan, 5a; Mis
souri, 10; Maryland, (>; Connecticut, 4,
an 11 laaa '
Dasoy, Fiezer and Russel , riding a
triplet, have broken the world s record ;
for one mile. The feat was performed at | ,|
Denver Wheel Club Park. The quarters
were reeled off m .33, .o0 ..-o, 1.09 and
V"*,*' J he former record was[held by i,
ifi?'"S'in , 1 KlSer ' wh ° " Mde 1 t
tn . . n I
L is said that (iougoltz and Lumber- 1
jack, "Goo Goo and Lamp Black," as j
they were affectionately dubbed, are go-j
ln g t° return to La Belle h ranee. Jf.
nothing happens to change their minds I jj
they will sad on June 4. In spite of the
fact that Gougoltz is the greatest kicker
»> t >e cychng world, botTi riders haw
made themselves popular with Ameri
cans, and there will be no little regiet at
lelr de P arture '
Major Taylor, the colored rider, sur
prised his'friends by his wonderful
sprint 111 the one-mile national chain- j
ptonship race at Manhattan beach on [
last Saturday. Taylor used an 88-incli |,
gear, and considering the fact that lie
lias been training for middle-distance
races, his success in sprinting will likely
result in his abandoning the idea of fol
lowing middle-distance racing.
Edouard Taylore, tlie middle-distance
champion of France, who is tu meet
Frank Starbuck in the opening race
meet of the season at Willow Grove on
Saturday next, arrived in Philadelphia
last night. He was accompanied by his
army of crack pacemakers, in charge of
Manager Jim Kennedy, of tlie American
Cycle Racing Association.
Jimmy Michael, the world's champion,
also reached Philadelphia from his train
ing quarters at Waltham, Mass., with his
manager, Dave Shafer, ami pacemaking
team. Previous to the twenty-mile race
between Starbuck aud Taylore, Michael
will attempt to break tlie five-mile
Both Starbuck and Taylore nre in the
best condition for Saturday's race, and it
promises to bo a very lively event.
Charles Ashinger, the well known
track builder, arrived in Indianapolis a
few days ago to take charge of the con
struction of tlie track for the '98 meet.
He has been given instructions to go j
with the work, and the Indianapolis
track, lie claims, will he the fastest lie
has ever built. The plans for the track
were prepared by 11. IV. Foltz, of the
A. \V. Racing Board, and Mr. Ash
inger says that they are as near perfect
any that he has ever seen. The grades
have been made, and the ground is in
! r. , e ' (1 ° »*"t feet tli.it they
F .',. ' , ,ee ' ' ,a 'If?
"»ch the a/ix of pop,,Wit v this season,
they will next year. Chain wheels are
go cheap in comparison this year that
their sales, naturally,
the chain less.
exceed those oi
Persons who ought to
know, say tlie big price of the chainless
j H w j, at j s keeping it back. If tbe prices
were reduced to agree with the good
chain wheels a different story might be
The University of Pennsylvania will
liave no entry in tbe Harlem regatta on
Memorial day, as has been partly ex
A grand regatta, in which nothing but
championship races will be rowed, is be
ing prepared by the oarsmen of Wor
It is expected that the university and
freshmen cre ws of Cornell, Columbia and
the Universities of Pennsylvania and
Wisconsin will arrive at Saratoga on
June 15 to begin training for the annual
regatta on June 30, and July 1. The
freshman race will be rowed on June 30
or July 1.
College men are much interested in
this controversy now going on regarding
tbe rowing of the triangular boat race
between Yale, Harvard and Cornell,
originally suggested to take place at New
London about June 23 or 24. College
men say they think the preliminaries of
tbe race will be settled satisfactorily to
The indications are that Ten Eyck and
Lewis will row double in some of the
big regattas during the coming season.
Lewis made a line impression at the Na
tional last year in the intermediate
singles, and,coupled with the champion,
would give some of the other combina
tions a warm argument. While Ten
Eyck was in Philadelphia he rowed
double much of the time with JuvenaL
He seems to like tbe double-action idea,
and that strengthens the belief that he
will make a try for the doubles in the
AMONG THE HORSEMEN.
The great racing event of the year, the
Derby, was run at Epsom Downs yester
day and won by J. W. Larnach's chest
nut colt Jeddah. The duke of West
minster's Matt was second.and the Prince
of Wales' Dunlop third.
A London dispatch states that the re
cent rumors that the great horse, Galtee
More, had been purchased from his
owner, John Gubhins, for the Russian
government, have now been confirmed.
The price paid was £25,000 or about
$125,000. Galtee More lias in the past
two seasons started in 13 races, winning
11 of them, the combined value of hig
victories being £27,010. Among his
achievements nis "triple success" in the
Two Thousand Guineas, Derby and St.
Leger last year was probably the most
T] , Ilambiirsr received his
final preparation for the Helmont .Stakes
yesterday at the Brighton Beach course.
Hamburg covered a mile and a quarter
in a fraction under 2.14. All doubts as
to his condition and staying powers can
be now cast aside.
McCracken tossed the hammer 147
eet u) .l inches in the face of the wind,
Wiley Woodruff's intercollegiate record
of 130 feet 3 inches is sure to be smashed
at Berkeley Oval on Saturday,
This is a great vear for the athletes of
the University of Pennsylvania. At the
late Cornell games Tewksbury ran 220
y ar( j g j„ .212-5, within one-fifth oi a
M . com i ( ,f Wcfer'a American amateur
record, and two seconds better than the
intercollegiate figures. The time an
nounced at the games was .22.
Richard J. Sheldon, the Yale giant
and now of the New York Athletic Club,
eucce eded in making a phenomenal
irow of t i, e disbus at Travers Island
Tuesday afternoon. He .filing the mis
gjle the astonishing distance of 133 feet li
ic | u ,j. This is fifteen feet better than
lie P r(;seut record - Sheldon is entered
m that event at the Irish games on
Memorial Day and will surely establish a
Out of a track team of fifty men at
Yale onlv twenty-five remain to start aft
ie inter-collegiate games 011 next Friday
and Saturday. Fight are in camp as
so ldiers, six have just been dropped by
the faculty, and last night it was an
nounced that Captain Tweedv, of the
bicycle squad, and Riders Anderson and
McFarland would be unable to conqiete
because they were recently injured,
Bernard J. Wefers, of Georgetown Uni
verg jt v Washington, I). (J., the chain
pj„ n amateur sprinter of the world and
0 | ( i e r of several world's records, will
not run in the Intercollegiate A. A. A. A.
championship at Berkley Oval, New
York, next Friday aud Saturday. Wef
ers lias been in poor condition lately,
caused by overtraining, and lie is now a
sical wreck. Wefers, who is now at
home in Washington, will break
training for the summer in the hope of
building up for next season, hut he will
need the best of care to enable him ever
2001 It Anniversary nl Old Swedes.
On Saturday at 4.30 p. m., in Old
Swedes Church, the 2(H)lli anniversary
the laying of the corner-stone will be
commemorated. There will he a brief
service, a short sketch of the original
event, by Horace Burr, senior warden,
and brief addresses by t he Rev. Snyder
B.'Simes, rector of Gloria Dei (Old Swedes
Church), Philadelphia, and by llenry C.
Conrad, Esq., of the Historical Society
Delaware. All are cordially invited,
especially the clergy and the Inembers oi
Reception to Ilishop Foss.
Bishop Foss will be given a reception
the united Methodists of this city to
night at St. Paul's M. K, Church. Tlie
bishop will give a report of his visit as a
missionary to India; a very interesting
talk is expected. Tlie Woman's Foreign
Missionary Society and all those inter
ested in missionary work are requested
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