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I MR II I MY
Gleanings Gathered From Off the
Gridiron aHd in the Pngilis
AMONGST THE ATHLETES
Spicy Items Taken From the Latest
Happenings in the Roped Arena
and on the Field of Ath
Arthur Nichols, the Chicago's new
catcher, makes rubber shoes during the
winter, in a factory at Naugatuck, Conn.
Manager Hanlon says he wants neither
Lange nor Dahlen. ' He regards the
former as a trifier and the latter as
"Cy" Hillary Swaim, the tail pitcher
late of the Washington Club, will prob
ably wear a Milwaukee uniform next
The full title of the troupe Ted Sulli
van is touring through Texas is "Ted
Sullivan's Southern Refined Colored
Minstrels and Louisiana Cake Walkers."
How is that for length, breadth, depth
and everything else?
At a meeting held at Houston, Tex.,
Dec. 3, the Texas League was organized,
to be composed of Houston, Austin, San
Antonio and Galveston. The proposal
to incorporate New Orleans and Mobile
was voted down.
Regarding his future ex-manager Tim
Hurst Baid the other day; "I am through
with managing base ball clubs. It is too
much work for the price. I don't know
yet just what I will do. I may go back
to umpiring. I can tell better after the
Did John T. Brush ever foist upon
base ball a measure that did not cost
both prestige and monoy? Never! If
you doubt go over the record from 1888
According to Barney Dreyfuss only
$16,000 worth of Louisville stock is sub
scribed for. Tlie other $34,000 lies in the
Louisville Club safe awaiting subscrib
Billy Shindle is out with the announce
ment that lie lias not been signed by
Kansas City for next season, is not under
reservation and will sign where be
Tlie veteran Henry Chadwick, now in
his 75th year, sadly writes that "he feels
as if the League would not be much
longer troubled with the payment of his
President Hart, of Chicago, is said to
! willing to give pitcher Thornton and
anor for Gleason, of New
"Jimmy" Connor lor Gleason, of New
York. That would be a capital deal for
It is said that $25,000 will purchase
the cream of the Louisville club, pro
viding that the League will give the same
amount for the rest of tlie players and
Harvard base ball cranks are not
happy. Tlie prospect of a good team to
keep up the good work of the football
eleven is not bright. Tlie fact is that
Harvard only has four of the last year's
team back in college who will play.
Tlie Western Baseball League is be
coming a husky, vigorous young giant.
Outside of the National it is now the
strongest league in tlie country. Good
management during the '99 season will
probably establish it on an even firmer
basis than it is today.
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The Empire Athletic Club will give a
boxing show at Pyle's Cycling Academy
on December 29. * .
The club has substantial backing and
intends to find out if there are any
sports here who will patronize a good
"No faking." This is a rule the Em
pire Club intends to enforoe.
As soon as Jack Farrel returns from
Washington his backers will be ready to
talk business with Frank Fisher.
Billy Farron, of Philadelphia, wants
foreUm* Empire At"hre g tic° n Ciub Xe a r t W
Empire Athletic Club at 130
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Charles Mitchell, of this citv, would
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Tom Cavanaugh, the Buffalo boxer,
now in Philadelphia, is anxious for an
other match with Howard Wileon.
Big Tom Sullivan will visit Bermuda
for a needed rest; yoang Tim Sullivan
has gone to Hot Springs, Ark., and Tom
O'Rourke is in Canada with. Tom
Spike Sullivan has finally agreed to
fight a good man, and has been secured
to box Eddie Connolly at the Pastime
Athletic Club of New Haven, on Janu
Tim Callahan, the clever little bantam
weight of Philadelphia, left Sunday
morning for Chicago, where he will
fight Harry Forbes, the crack 115-pound
fighter of the Windy City.
Since Bob Fitzsimmons refused to sign
the articles of agreement accepted by
Tommy Ryan for a twenty-round bout
before the Horizon Athletic Club, of
Hartford, Conn., there is little hope of a
Two thousand boxing matches have
been contested at the National Sporting
Club, and out of that number one man
died as the result of injuries received
Jake Rose of the Horizon A. C., Bridge
¥ ort, Conn., has been authorized by
oinmy Ryan to make a twenty-round
match for him with "Mysterious" Billy
Smith. Ryan agrees to weigh in at 3
o'clock at 145 pounds and will post a
substantial forfeit for weight.
McGovern's manager has issued a chal
lenge to meet any 116 pound Jad in the
business, "Pedlar" Palmer preferred
for $1,000 a side.
"Of the great Corbett-Sharkey fight,
says the Referee of London, "there is
little to say. It is difficult to understand
how Corbett was made a good man in
the ring. That he waa an ungrateful
■nob, who blackguarded his hosts, is
Mysterious Billy Smith has accepted to
the offer made by the Olymi >ic Athletic
Club, of Ban Francisco, to light George
Green for a purse of $4,000; and will
leave for the Coast next month.
A San F;;ncieco dispatch reports that
Jas. Jeffries, the Los Angeles heavy
weight, has agreed to meet James J.
Corbett some time in February in that
city. The Los Angeles man is expected
to arrive in San Francisco today to com
Kid McCoy's rapid and decisive vic
tory over Joe Goddard last week has
quickened the interest of sporting men
in the McCoy-Sharkev contest, which is
be decided in the Lenox Athletic Club
C. W. Whitney, the manager of the
Commercial Club of St. Louis, was fined
$300 and costs by Judge Willis Clark on
Saturday. Whitney was found guilty of
violating the ordinances by "unlawfully
aiding and abetting and furnishing a
place for a public sparring exhibition''
between George Kerwin and "Eddie'.'
Connolly on November 26.
Outside of the all-important L. A. W.
presidential campaign, the most talked
of question of the day is undoubtedly
that concerning the future control of
Edonard Taylore, the French middle
distadee cyclist, is going home. On Wed
nesday tlie eighteen-year-old Parisian
sails on the St. Paul. For more than a
year the speedy rider has been in
The riders com
Racing Cyclists' Union and' the track
owners and meet promoters elected to
office in tlie recently formed National
Cycling Association appear to be quite as
determined in the stand they have taken
as is Mr. Mott in bis.
For riding on the black listed track in
Madison Square Garden, Chairman Mott,
of the L. A. W. Racing Board, lias fined
"Jimmie" Michael $200; Fred Schinneer,
J. W. Judge, W. H. Owen, F. A. Nagel,
G. Butts, W. H. Hicks, Jr.,; E. Leonert,
N. Kent, C. Hadfield, W. F. Sager and
E. S. Edwards each $50, and all are
suspended until the fines are paid.
Arthur A. Chase, the English rider,
has arranged a match against W. II.
Hands, ana concedes the latter a handi
cap of 7 minutes and 30 seconds start in
a 100 mile race. The race will take
f ilace in Crystal Palace in London, the
atjer part of this month. Chase has
been capturing all the middle distance
events in England this season. LaBt
winter he was in this country and was
defeated by Michael in a match race con
tested in Madison Square Garden.
A significant feature of the meeting
of the New York division officers en Sat
urday was the fact that the Buffalo men
refused to vote on tlie State's racing
question, stating that it would hurt their
Tlie report o
there had been a lose of 9,000 members
in the State division, notwithstanding
the fact that 13,000 new members were
added during the year.
f the si
the national meet,
secretary ehowed that
Saturday for the first time in the
history of foot ball at the University of
Pennsylvania, a Dental class won the
Now that the inter-class foot ball series
has ended at the University of Pennsyl
vania - that game, will not occupy the
time and attention of the students until
Coach Woodruff calls his next year's
squad out for Spring practice. Last sea
son was the first time Spring practice
foot ball was held at Pennsylvania, and
the results were so gratifying that Coach
Woodruff expects to follow the same plan
the coming season.
The work on the new cup defender
will Boon be Btarted at Bristol. The
Herreshoffs are almost ready to mold
and lay the keel for the new boat.
The only sport that is at present re
oeiving any attention at the University
William H. Maxwell, Jr., who
recently elected manager of the Columbia
University crew, lias declined the honor,
It is said that William E. Mitchell, '91,
or E - F - Weston, 1900, will be named as
vachting correspondent of the
Rarth BnUtsh Daily Mail says he has
been informed by one of Sir Thomas
^TmoreTvefwhTha Zn "s
coan ^ about ' the Cup all
along—that the building of the Sham
rock will not be begun till about the new
London course. Harvard will surely
meet Yale, but, unless some agreement is
arrived at when the managements of the
three universities meet, which they are
scheduled to do within a few weeks, a
rupture with Cornell is highly probable,
Haryard, however, will make every ef
fort to meet Cornell, and will saeri
flee everything possible to get on a
AMONG THE HORSEMEN
The sum of $2,946,042 was given in
urses and stakes in the United States
uring the racing season of 1897, from
January 1 to December 31.
Crickmore, the famous gelding belong
ing to the late Governor Oden Bowie, is
dead. The horse was the fayorite of the
Governor and was kept as a matter cf
sentiment. He beat Hindoo in two
J. R. Keene's English stable ar
rived in New York Sunday, in charge of
S. McDonald, on the steamship Me-'
Who would have thought ten years
ago that "Marty" Bergen, the premier
jockey of the country, would have today
been in such straitened circumstances
that he would have to apply to the
Jockey Club for assistance from the Dis
abled Jockeys' Fund?' Yet it is reported
Parish won the Swaim Cup at the Uni
versity of Pennsylvania monthly shoot
Saturday at Fernwood by breaking 25
of 50 targets. the
Word has just been received at New
Haven by a friend of Foster Sanford that
all probability he will not accept the
offer of trainer of Yale's track team,
which is generally supposed to have haa
been made to him. for
Erneet Roeber has expressed anxiety
meet Adial, the "Terrible Turk," in a
I wrestling match, and offers to throw the
latter inside of twenty minutes. The
Turk offers a counter proposition, and
says he can throw Roeber twice in thirty
minutes. The match will likely be de
cided in Cincinnati,
As was the case last year, the skating
championship of America will be decided
Spring Lake, Poughkeepsie-The dates
set are January 26, 27 and 28, and in ad
dition to tlie important features sched
uled there will be given a series of
handicaps, novice races and events for
boys under 16 years.
Tom Bendelow, the popular profes
sional golfer, has laid out about 150 golf
courses in a year and a half. This is the
A GRAND BOXING SHOW.
The Empire Athletic Club Intends
PullingolTGood Bouts in Pyle's
Tlie Empire Athletic Club will bold
its first boxing exhibition at Pyle's
Cycling Academy on Thursday evening,
Jack Daly the coming light-weig
champion fresh from his battle with J
Cans will referee the bouts.
There will be three contests on the
carpet, two six-round preliminaries and
a ten round wind-up between Jack Far
rei of this city and some other good
feather-weight, perhaps Eddie Lenny.
The first bout will be between Bubby
Pierce of this city, who is known for his
gameness, and Kid Grayson of Chester.
The other bout as yet has not been ar
ranged. The admission will be 25 cents.
These bouts will be on the level; no
faking will be allowed. The men who
fake will be taken off and another
People claim that the boxing game in
Wilmington is a dead card, but the Em
pire Club intends to prove the contrary
by pulling off good contests. The bouts
will be start on scheduled time and there
will be no delay between them. There
will be no collections taken up for the
men to go on. The bouts will take place
if there are only two people present and
go the limit.
There will also be no disorder toler
ated by tlie management and the first to
break the rule will be p
facts have been stated and
good clean sport are invited to be present
on December 29.
ut out. The
all lovers of
The Warren Club Meeting.
The Warren Athletic Club organizers
will hold a meeting tomorrow night at 8
o'clock in Tiie Sun building, 103 East
As this is the last and only time to re
organize this once popular club, those in
terested should all attend the meeting.
Come one, come all to tomorrow
HAVE ASSUMED SPAIN'S WAR.
General Shatter Says the Natives are
Unfit for Self-Government—Mili
tary Force Must Continue.
Savannah, Ga., Dec. 19.—At the col
lation of the officers of the Third
Georgia Regiment to Postmaster-General
Smith and the newsDaper correspond
ents, General Shatter had some interest
ing thing to say about Cuba and the
Cubans. He did not make a speech, but
in a conversational way expressed him
self, his remarks being nominally ad
dressed to Colonel Berner, of the Geor
gians, though they were intended for the
"It seems to me," said General Shafter,
"that a great many persons have an er
roneous idea respecting our relations
with the Cubans. As I view it, we have
taken Spain's war upon ourselves. We
shall in all probability hear a good deal
more of the 'insurgents.' "
"How about self-government for the
Cubans?" General Shafter was asked.
"Self-government," the general re
peated. "Why, they are no more fit for
self-government than gunpowder is for
In the same line General Shafter went
on to tell why the United States would,
in his opinion, be obliged to remain in
the island for gome time, and govern the
territory by military force.
Charged With Wife Murder.
Chicago, Dec. 19.—Michael Emil Rol
linger, a native ot Austria, is under ar
rest charged with tlie murder of his wife,
Theresa. The charred body of Mrs. Rol
linger was found Friday night in
clothes closet of her home, and death
was at first supposed to be the result of
an accident. The police now claim that
they have sufficient evidence to prove
that Rollinger strangled his wife, poured
kerosene over the body, and set fire to
it. Mrs. Rollinger owned some property
in Austria and also carried $500 life in
surance. Lately the couple had not
been living happily, and Mrs. Rollinger
had declared her intention to apply for a
Garcia's Son Arrives.
New Yobk, Dec. 19.—Col. Carlos
Garcia, eldest son of General Garcia, ar
rived yesterday from Santiago on the
Ward liner Santiago. Col. Garcia com
manded a brigade at Las Tunas, in the
Province of Santiago, before the surren
der to the Americans.
Col. Garcia may start today for
Thomasville, Ga., to see his mother. He
will remove his father's body to Hol
guin. Captain Jorgensen, the rifle
maker, was also a passenger on the San
Chicago, Dec. 19.—On the stage of the
Auditorium last night Lieut. Hobson
kissed 163 women. Some of the women
scored twice, but, of course, Mr. Hobson
ccnld not help that. This is a new rec
All the time the crowd shouted cheere
encouragement. Men yelled: "Don't
weaken, Lieutenant! Kiss them to a
standstill! If you need help call on us!"
Hobson finished strong.
Hobson lectured under the auspices of
the Naval Reserve and Press Club.
Thomas Leech, of Elsmere, and very
well known in this city, has accepted a
position as carpenter's mate on board
the transport Mobile, which left Sa
vannah on Saturday afternoon and is
bound for Havana.
Oak'obtained in Delaware, and which
haa been lying in the Boston navy yard
aver half a century, will be used in
construction of the new battleship
ROUNfl ABOUT TOWN
Miss Reba Chandler is visiting in Phil
Mrs. Frank Bonsall has been visiting
Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Davis, of George
town are visiting here.
At the Y. M. C. A. Bible class meeting
last evening W. L. Pettingill gave a spe
James H. Smith of the Twelfth United
States Infantry is visiting bis home in
Thomas McBride, the suicide, of No.
910 Spruce street, was buried yesterday
Letters of administration on the estate
of Marietta Maguire have been granted
to Joseph Hyde.
Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Sellers of the
Cliffs will spend a portion of the winter
Evalyn G. Deakyne, agdti 6 years, died
yesterday morning of diphtheria, at No.
616 East Tenth street.
Professor W. C. Jason, <f the State
College for Colored Students, of Dover,
was in town yesterday.
E. A. Robinson was bitten by a dog
on East Third street, yesterday morning,
but was not seriously hurt.
Mrs. Frances Lilly, 76 years old, of
No. 1213 Market street, was privatelv
buried yesterday afternoon.
Brandywine M. E. Church will be re
opened for services on January 2, when
a special program will be given.
El wood Davis and Webster Carter are
home from the Western Maryland Col
lege for their Christmas vacation.
The matter of municical taxation will,
in all probability, be discussed at the
next meeting of the Board of Trade.
Most of the choirs of the city are now
practicing their Christmas music, and
some excellent programs are promised.
Work may possibly be finished this
week on the trolley road between here
and Philadelphia, and a trial trip made.
Mrs. Rachel Hart, widow of Daniel
Hart, was buried at Odd Fellows
Cemetery. Philadelphia, yesterday after
Miss Lizzie Boyd, the evangelist, who
has been conducting services at Asbury
Church, will remain in Wilmington for
Otmar Baylor, messenger at the Dela
ware railroad office in this citv, left yee
terday for a visit of two weeks at Cur
rituck, N. C.
The recently-elected elders of the First
Presbyterian Church were installed by
Rev. William Main Schall at the services
on Sunday morning.
Ways are being constructed for the
steamship which the Harlan & Hollings
worth Company is to build for the Porto
Rico Steamship Company.
Weslev M. E. Church will be held this
evening at 7.30 o'clock. All the officials
are requested to be present.
Stanislaws Strezleoki, a native of Po
land, yesterday took out first naturaliza
tion papers before Prothonotary Wool
ley, in order that he might join the regu
Mrs. Emily Wilson, widow of the late
Thomas Wilson, was buried at Rivers
view Cemetery yesterday afternoon, ser
vices being held at the home of her Eon,
The recent bazaar and supper held by
the ladies of Lower Brandywine Presby
terian Church netted '$150, notwith
standing the inclemency of the weather
Charles von Bremer, of Philadelphia,
and MrB. Susanna B. Danby were mar
ried on Sunday at the residence of the
bride, No. 821 Adams street, by the Rev,
The last lecture of the advent course,
now being held in St. Mary's R. C.
Church, will be give n tomorrow night,
when Father James Timmins, of Ches
ter, will preach.
Judge Ball, trustee, will sell a prop
erty belonging to the estate of the late
Spencer Williams, on Orange street,
between Eleventh and Twellth,
o'clock this afternoofl.
Material is arriving in large quantities
at the shipyards of the Pusey & Jones
Company, to be used in the construction
of the ferryboat for the Port Richmond
& Bergen Point Railroad.
Thomas Knox, one of the men injured
in the du Pont powder mill explosion,
became delirious a few days ago but ves
terday his condition again changed for
the better and it is now thought that he
James H. Sterling, who was injured
some time ago by being struck on the
head with a wrench at the Republican
office, is in a greatly improved condition.
He will be discharged from the hospital
in about, a week.
The Rev. and Mrs. George S. Hopkins
are guests of the family of the Rev.
C. Hanna. On account of failing health,
Mr. Hopkins resigned the pastorate of
the M. E. Church at Parksley, and will
move to Syracuse, N. Y.
There will be a meetiiig of tlie official
staff of the Department of Delaware, the
past department commanders and pres
ent and past post commanders, in Phil.
Sheridan Post room, at Ninth and King
streets, tomorrow evening.
Pocahontas Council, No. 1 Degree of
Pocahontas, G. S. D., No. 407, has passed
resolutions of respect for the memory of
John Moore, a member of the order, who
lost his life in the explosion at the
Hagley yard, December 9.
Mrs. Arthur Wallace Chase is visiting
her mother, Mrs. William Lea. She
will leave this week for South Carolina
to meet Lieutenant Chase. Mrs. Ctiase
lias contributed a number of negro
dialect stories to Western papers.
Tlie secretary of war has referred to
Colonel Raymond, who has charge of
the improvement of the harbor of Phila
delphia and the Delaware river and bay,
the question of placing lights on the new
Breakwater, mouth of Delaware bay, for
Capt. J. L. Coombs, master of the
American bark Charles F. Ward, lias
presented to Detective William T. Jones
the P., W. & B. railroad, a quarter
inch auger, which was the cause of n
fight on the bark, as a result of which
John Erricson, a seaman, murdered
Tlie Rev. G. P. Jones, of Cherrv Hill,
the Rev. T. S. Holt, of St. John's, and
tlie Rev. W. R. Mowbray, of Zion, have
been invited by their respective churches
return as pastor next conference year.
Silverbrook Church lias unanimously in
vited Rev. E. E. White to return as pas
for the fourth year.
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