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lithe famous Lajoise
tshe spreme court of
vata will have a greater mor
lr: + WeporaL -effect. Lajoie the
' .-:I comipelled ~o fulfill a contraot
-'at:he, jumped, would" be a surly,
ily soul, and of about as much win
s"i1g use to the l5hillies as old Pop
Siith or Candy Nelson. The Supreme
court of the Keystone state, by a
munnimous decision, has upheld the
Thiladelphia club's plea, that it was
betraye4 by players who broke their
legal obligations. The American
League denied that any such obliga
"'tons existed. On the question of
morals it has been impossible to drag
the leaders into debate. The Lajoie
aecision, however, places the National
League before Fandom as the ag
grieved party, and, while it is absurd
.to expect to see many of the deserters
trooping back, the effect of that decis
ion will be felt in the future. The
American League will not be so anx
ious to butt into lawsuits, and play
ers will hesitate about choosing to
bunk with trouble. Not more than 20
per cent of those who bolted from
National League allegiance could
break in the door if they so elected,
and It would be the essence of folly
to turn down rising stars for prodigal
lights that will certainly be eclipsed
before many more seasons roll
around. Two of the teams that felt
the gaff of the raiders most cruelly
Chicago and Philadelphia-are see
sawing about the top. They may not
linger thereab'ut`11 season, but it is
certain that the.. eserters who left
both could not have given any better
April service to their old clubs than
their hustling, bustling successors.
About 8eore Cards.
The Buffalo club manager, Mr.
George T. Stallings, is going to supply
his patrons with score cards gratis.
This will not only add vastly to the
value of the card as an advertising
medium, but will help to make and
hold patrons. - The man or woman who
once learns to score in some fashion
becomes at once a confirmed base ball
fan. There never was, and is not now,
any good reason why a club should
sell its score cards. The score card
is practically a program and should
go with the game just as a program
goes gratis with a theatrical perform
ance. Imagine the trouble a theatrical
manager would invite were he to at
tempt to levy a charge upon his pat
rogs for an inexpensive yet necessary
adjunct to his show. We shall yet see
the time when all clubs will supply
their patrons with score cards gratis;
and then will wonder why the public
ever submitted to the extortion of the
humble but important nickel.
Justice to the National League.
In considering the reorganized Na
tional League teams, critics and
patrons should not lose sight of the
fact that these teams, unbalanced
though they be, are the product of
much anxious thought and hard labor.
Considefing the wholesale inroads of
the American League, and the fright
ful internal convulsion of the Nation
al League, it is really iarvelous that
the senior organization should have
been able to mould at such short no
tice so many really excellent and
promising teams, out -of left-over and
crude new material. That much de
serves at least public respect and pa
Hle Baseball Days Over.
Manager Buckenberger of the Bos
ton National league team has made up
his mind to release the former star
artfelder and great hitter, and it is
believed Hamilton will retire from the
game. Having always drawn a good
alary, of which he took good care,
Hamilton is believed to be one of the
wealthiest of baseball players. In his
lrime Hamilton was the fastest man
on the bases in baseball
Tbe League lUmphres.
Acordlng to Mr. Hart, member of
the National League Executive Com
anttes, the league umpires are to be
Suitaa. this season ~s never before
t th. ldter7 of that organiation.
a- i edlsy.,all be believed if the COom
gtele AIs to handle the umpires, as its
gambin, Mmr a s ade and
. m~mz. t,maa.
sit, a a dt,
Y4dang is to 3 ee n btrol of
re; ,orps as heretlge, and
too; without .a sbule. "At that
pis ah case Mtr. Foung'wilUl ao btless,
s'ooner of later hae need of the abtive
5support: of th# Executive committee,
angl theni we shall see what we shall
ee. Heretofore the only succesiful
:administration of umpire corps .has
been autocratic power, such as Mr.
Johnson was permitted by the Ameri
can League to exercise. This is some
thing the National League has not per
-mitt@d since the days of the late Mr,
Hurlburt, and does not seem likely to
stand for now.
A Claelanetl sten
William Bergen, one of the catchers
of the Cincinnati club, was born at
North Brookfield, Mass,, on June 13,
1878, and learned to play ball while
a schoolboy. He had the advantage
of being coached by his brother Mar
tin, whom many consider the greatest.
catcher the game ever knew. Billie
began his professional experience in
1898 with the Pawtucket. R. L club, of
the New England League. The next
season he was with Taunton, Mass..
of the same league, and in 1899 and
1900 played with the Fort Wayne club,
of the Interstate League. He joined
the Reds last season and has become a
fixture in fast company. Bergen ex
cels as a thrower and in 1900, while
with Fort Wayne, in a game at Mans
field, with the bases full and none out,
caught three base runners napping,
saving the game, enabling his team to
Cinelanatl's Team Strong.
Undoubtedly the Reds are stronger,
with the stick than they were a year
kgo. Erve Beck's acquisition gives
the infield two hard hitters instead of
the lone fisherman they had last sea
son. Frank Torreyson, who is out
of the game and managing a chain of
billiard balls at Homestead, Braddock
and East Pittsburg, saw the Red-;
Pirate games, and he declared: "Two
of three boys that I discovered and
once recommended to Cincinnati now
wear the red-Erve Beck and Bob
Ewing. I found Ewing in the woods.
I was playing that afternoon, and he
beat us with a country club, holding
us down to three hits, and I made two
of them. I'll stake whatever reputa
tion I made in baseball that Ewing
will yet make good. Elmer Flick is
another player 1 wanted Cincinnati
Mistakes occur in the best regulated
families, and the Red family has loss
out on many an occasion.
Spalding and "Andy" Agree.
One baseball war is over. Peace has
been declared between Andrew Freed
man and Albert G. Spalding, rivals for
supremacy in the National League.
It was ratified when counsel for both
sides assented to an order signed by
Justice Giegerich of the Supreme
Court discontinuing the case of the
Boston baseball club and others
against the Brooklyn baseball club
and others to restrain them from let
ting Spalding have the secretary's
books and other insignia of office as
president of the league.
No Sunday Ball to Indlanapolls.
There will be no Sunday baseball
in Indianapolis, even if the city is
forced out of the American Associa
tion, said Mayor Bookwa·lter in an
swer to an inquiry.
"I am sorry that some of the mag'
nates have taken the position that
they will not bring their teams to In
dianapolis until they are permitted to
play their full series, including the
Sunday games," said the mayor, "but
as long as there is this law on the
statutes that forbids the games they
will not be permitted."
Loot Good Players.
The Rochester team, winners of the
Eastern League pennant last year, has
teen despoiled of almost all of its
good players. Ed McKean, the old
Cleveland shortstop, will manage the
nine this year and will have a hard
job on his hands upholding the repu
tation of the club.
Charley ower Appolnted as Umpire,
- Charles B. Power, who was the
president of the defunct Western As
sociation, has been chosen to the um
pire staff of the National League. Mr.
Power has not been in the best of
health lately and hopes that outdoor
work will aid him.
MI·tbrewsone ood Work.
Christy Matthewson's arm has by
no means lost its cunning. The work
of the great young piteher so far this
season is on .a par with that which
created such a sensation in baseball
circles the early part of last sease
A Late Mrs. Cam.pbeii Story.
Men in hotel windowB is one feature
bf ,American life that Mrs. Patrick
Campbell cannot understand. When
she walked daily, during her first week
in America, from the Grand opera
-house in Chicago to the Auditorium
hotel annex, where she was staying.
she had to pass the line of hotels that
front on Michigan avenue in the
a Windy City. Chairs are placed in the
t windows of all of them, and in these
chairs sits, as a rule, a large number
of men. When the' English actress
first saw this army she was puzzled
as to the reason for its existence and
t its location.
S"Are those gentlemen?" she said.
pointing to the lot in the Victoria
f Hotel window. "animated samples of
t the tailor's art? Does some enterpris
ing haberdasher pay them to sit about
I as advertisements?"
The answer she received did not sat
I isfy her. She was not able to under
i stand how, in a country that has no
- leisure class, and which boasts of being
busy. such an array of hotel idlers
could be found in the very heart of
the city that claims to be the busiest
in America. and that, too, in the mid
dle of the day.
One Without an Amfdavit.
Miss Hattie Wells. a dancer with
'The Belle of New York." had her at
fection for children severely jarred
during the season of the play in Bos
ton. Miss Wells was strolling through
one of the principal streets when she
:ame upon a group of street gamins.
The young woman was horrified to
hear one of the smallest of the crowd
a boy of scarce 10 years-turn loose
a flood of profanity that would have
done credit to the captain of an Erie
:anal-boat. Calling the offender to
her, she proceeded to deliver a sis
terly lecture to him on the breaking
of the third commandment.
"My little man." she said. "do you
know what becomes of boys who
"Sure t'ing." remarked the street
arab. "when dey gits to be a man dey
can get $2 a day fer drivin' a truck."
Nina Plrrington In Tronble.
Nina Farrington, New York's theat
.'ical pet, was held up recently while
walking near her home in Fifty-sec
ond street. The highwaymen secured
a pocket-book containing money and
a pucnat -uuua cuutuinIg money ano royal insignia in rupees, a watcn cur
jewels, and started to run away. He
was pursued by Miss Farrington and
her maid, and was finally captured by
a policeman. The treasure was recov
ered and the thief locked up.
Misi Alleon Assalled.
Not so very 'ong ago Miss Allen
w'as touring through the Southwest,
and visited a town where two other
dramatic attractions were booked for
the same week, writes Helen Ten
Broeck. A group of countrymen stood
before a blank wall whereon was
posted the theatrical paper of the var
Ious attractions, and read to his
brothers from the backwoods the titles
of the plays. as follows:
"The Sorrows of Satan," "Naughty
Anthony," and "Viola Alien in the
Palace of the King."
"Where'll you go, fellers?" he asked
of his companions in blue jeans. There
was a moment of reflection and much
expectoration on the part of the group.
Then one of the number caressingly
stroked an untamed beard and reflec
tively remarked: "Wall. I think I'll
go around to the 'Palace of the King'
and see Naughty Violy Allen."
E. 5. Willard'. Plan.
E. S. Willard will sail for England
by the American liner St. Paul on
June 3, returning to this country in
September with his repertoire and
new plays by Louis N. Parker and
eldu r k'ew York, fOur weeks, Boston,
euir~ . weeks; Philadelphia, three
Woekek; Chicago, three weeks; Toron
to, twso weeP.s; Montreal, Ottawa, pe
roit, CClevels nd, Cincinnati, St. Louis,
Pitttburg. ' Washington, Baltimore,
Brooklyn, Harlem, Hartford and Mil
wsukee. one week each. This will be
Mr. WVillard's last tour of America
for the present, as he is under con
tract to .'ppear in London in 1903 and
to produce "The Cardinal, David," by
e Stephen Phillips. and two other plays
k as yet unfinished.
k Clyde Fitch Departs.
a Clyde Fitch sailed for Europe April
a 26 on the Deutschland. He was booked
. to sail ten days before, but .failed to
t reach the pier In time, and rumor has
e it that he was guilty of the common
e place fault of having overslept. Be
e fore leaving Mr. Fitch bought back
!r two plays that he had sold to man
is agers. One was Major Andre, that had
d been purchased by W. A. Brady, and
d the other was a musical comedy, that
the playwright had written especially
1. for Anna Held. Disagreements arose
- between the managers and the dram
e atist over the production of these
e plays, and to settle the matter
e amicably Mr. Fitch returned the pur
o chase money in both cases. Mr. Fitch
will remain abroad all summer.
Jeam erg tlla Jewels
U The young 'cello virtuoso. Jean
o Gerardy. possesses decorations and
souvenirs which would be the envy of
every feminine heart if he should ven
y ture on the platrorm adorned with
them. He has a scarf pin of gold and
diamonds representing a 'cello, pre
sented to him by the Princess ol
t- Wales. and innumerable tokens of
le Queen Victoria's regard, such as a
matchbox with his initials in dia
d fmonds, a cigarette case containing the
with the initials "V. R." in diamonds
and rubies, cuff buttons, a diamond
and pearl scarfpin. and a picture of the
late Queen herself in a gold case.
Nordic's IKoral umnmons.
Minme. Lillian Nordica will sing by
specil invitation before King Edward,
Queen Alexandra and other members
of the British court iln the near fu
ture. The senation of appearing Ie
fore royalty is no new one for Mme.
Nordica. for she frequently sang be
fore Queen Victoria. On July 5, at
the Crystal Palace, the American
singer will appear in one of the musi
cal events of the year, with a chorus
of 3,000 voices and an orchestra of
Question of Retention.
A young woman applied the other
day for a position in the chorus of a
new musical comedy. "When Reuben
Comes to Town." As she came well
recommended, the manager consented
to hear her sing. She did sing, and a
dead silence followed.
"Don't you think there's music in
me?" asked the applicant.
"I don't know," said the manager.
"There may be; I didn't hear it come
He ,s a wise man who takes some
other's umFrella, though it be not ral
Hig Flght Likely.
aFitzsimmons and Jeffries are still
agreeing to all reasonable proposi
tions, and the arrangements for their
fight are progressing satisfactorily.
There is no longer much clamor over
the fight, and the pugilists have un
doubtedly come to see that the public
is tired of delay and argument.
Fitz has agreed to accept any good
bid. and the offer of the San Fran
t cisco Athletic club has been renewed.
If there is no better bid it will prob
ably be accepted. The proposition for
a fight in England for a $15,000 purse
never had a chance. Jeffries promptly
turned it down. and Dr. Ordway later
withdrew the offer of the National
Sporting club of London. The pugil
ists can make twice the money by
fighting in San Francisco or Los
Angeles. All arrangements for the
fight should soon be made, as there
are now no obstacles in the way to a
meeting for the heavy weight cham
pionship in July. Fitzsimmons' for
feit is already posted. Corbett has
dropped out of the calculation for the
WVould Suppree. sportsmen.
The I.eague of American Sportsmen
has presented to Senator Hoar the
resolutions of that organization urging
the passage of bills before Congress
for tile protection of game. Replying
the Senator says he will do his best
to comply with the desire of the league
that the destruction of our wild ani
mals. like elk. moose, buffalo and ante
lope. he prevented, and adds:
'1 shall also do my best to prevent
-their destruction, extermination. and
slaughter by leagues of sportsmen. I
have myself no respect for the pursuit
of h%ls and other gentle. harmless
wild creatures like deer and antelope.
as they strive to escape their persecu
torls with broken wings and legs.
hunted with dogs and torturing them
with deadly fear. which I suppose is
the cruelest of which animal nature is
"I hope the animals will not be sup
-ressed and the sportsmen will be."
Amerlcans Win Chess Match.
In the chess match by cable between
the American universities of Columbia,
Harvard, Yale and Princeton against
Oxford and Cambridge. with six men
on each side, played at the Boston
r Athletic club and the British Chess
club. London, the Americans won four
games, lost one, and drawn one, there
by making a total of 4% points to
their opponents 1%.
The Americans will have the satis
faction of getting back the Rice tro
phy, which has had a home in Eng
land for the last three years. Eng
land still has the lead over the Amer
icans by the match and the odd game.
While the Americans have only won
one match, the Englishmen have de
feated them twice, one match being
drawn. In the four matches hitherto
contested the Englishmen have won
121., the Americans 11%.
1 onderful pole vaulter of the Univer
sity of Chicago. He was beaten at
the Pennsylvania games, but he
forced his opponent to break a
world's record in order to win.
Interfe.rene of Se*.onPd.
Charlie McKeever lost a fight to
1 "Young" Peter Jackson In Philadel
phia the other night, because his sec
ond jumped through the ropes into the
ring to make a protest. Since Con
McVey did this when Jim Corbett
fought Sharkey there have been few
times when the rule has been broken.
Any second knows better, and his act
can be taken as nothing more than
an intentional loss of the fight. The
only trouble with the rule Is that there
is no penalty that the referee can put
the oly 1loSer; McKeever mightl k?,`
lost anyway, aed he might have been
relieved iefhbn t e second jumped
through the ropes. The public, how
ever, finds little return for its money
in such proceedings.
Harvard Loses Good Ma..
One of Harvard's best oarsmen has
cut loose from the Crimson Athletic
Association this year and decided to
row under the colors of the Boston
Athletic Association. The oarsman is
Rudolph J. Thanish, who rowed six
on the freshman crew last year. He
and the Harvard rowing authorities
have had some altercation, with the
result he has decided to go over to
the B. A. A. Thanish is one
of the best oarsmen Harvard has had
in a long time. A strapping six-footer,
weighing 180 pounds, he has all those
qualities which go to make a star in
aquatic sports, and lie promises this
year to make a name for himself as a
Noted Harvard Athlete.
Harvard has a speedy athlete in W.
A. Shick. whose performances in the
sprinting line have been little short of
wonderful. Shick comes from Holy
oke, Mass.. and it is but natural that
the people in his home city should feel
proud of his work. This sturdy young
athlete is now making new records for
Harvard, which are certainly pleasing
to the students and also to admirers
of college sports. His latest victory
in this line was the clipping off of
W. A. Shick.
one-fifth of a second from the pre
vious 220 yards Harvard record, in
the recent annual sporting games. The
time for the 220 yards was 21:4-5 sec
onds. He also won the 100 yards
dash, the time being 10 seconds Sat
Mr. Shick is a grand type of college
athlete, of magnificent proportions.
Sharkey and Roblin.
Tom Sharkey and Gus Ruhlin have
accepted the offer of the National
Sporting club for a fight coronation
week in London. The date is set for
June 23, and the purse is to be $5,000
with a side bet of $2,500. It should
be a good match for the English or
ganization. Sharkey remembers the
drubbing Ruhlin gave him when they
last met, and has reason to want to
wipe out the defeat.
The match comes as near to be
ing a battle for the second class cham
pionship of the world as any that
could. be arranged. Neither Sharkey
nor Ruhlin is now counted as a cham
pionship possibility, and they may as
well fight it out in England for the
Old Rivals Don the Glove%.
The sporting world was thrilled re
cently by a sensational story from
New York about Corbett and Fitzsim
mons meeting in a private gymnasium
and donning the gloves for three
rounds. According to the report, the
old ring rivals were as frisky as two
year-olds. and mixied it up to the
amunsenelnt of a select crowd. Fitz
appeared to be as fast as ever, and
('orbett showed that he has lost none
of his wonderful cleverness. The only
advantag, ILanky B3ob is said to have
had over ,lint was that he was strong
and fresh at the finish, while Corbett
puffed and blew like a freight engine
tying to 'litb a mllountain grade.
Retains Cast Iron Medal.
At Omaha J. A. R. Elliott won from
W. R. ('rosby of O'Fallon, ill.. the 100
live bird race. by a score of 97 to 91,
and thus retains the cast iron medal
emblematic of the wing shot cham
pionship of the world. ElPott elearly
outclassed Crosby throughout the
match, making several sensational
shots. and each of the birds he lost
fell dead outside of bounds.
John L Sitlli Talking.
John L. Sullivan issued another
declaration the other day to the effect
that "if he was five years younger he
ooutld lick all of these heavy-weight
dutbs." The cominig of spring always
stirs uip the sap in the old man's veins
and awakens his hostile spirit. This
hurts nobody andt pleases John, so
where's the difference?
Golf Date May Not e Changed.
Regarding a change in the date ol
the golf championship. it is said at
New York no action is likely. While
no one can be found to commend the
choice, it is felt that the season is toe
well advancedt and that too many
plans have been made to permit 4
Gould to oach AmIheret.
Amherst has secured as head
football coach for next season Charlq
Gould, who was Yale's captain la
fall. Gould has been for two yagg
one ot the best ends in the countrw.
He will take charge of the Amubejg
souad about Sept. 15.