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NOTES OF THK WHEEL
MATTERSOr INTEREST TO DEV
OTE KB OF THE BICYCLE.
fHw la !,,.. Th. I',..pl. ml That
i- . load Taking Ki.,.ii, . ta.
Arlra laaeatiej. ...., Laas.
sail nal I. ear aacl apaeil.
lrlla la rrp
K'Vn.INO Is evi
dently popular In
Egypt Both na
Uvea and foreign
ers u 1 1 1 1 1 r to
wheel f..r kindred
things, anil b a v
learned tu ride
quit fait, too.
Tom Burrowi of
Auitraila. who wai
bar a a v e r a I
yean ago a ,nH trainer an!
manager of Tom Wllllama. tha welter
weight puglllat. rontrola moat all tha
cycling event! of that country bur
owi li located at Cairo and bai charge
"f a larga hall, aald to Im nearly the
e of Madison Hquare (iardcn. In a
recent letter to William. Burrow
write: " (,aa Jut received a flve
monlhi' laava of abaanra, and by tha
tlma you receive tbli aplatla I will ha
on my way to England Aftar a week'
y ihrra will vllt Amarlra. I will
brn with ma If possible, several crack
bicycle rldari. both natlva and foreign
born and try and enter tham In some of
tha events thara hit developed a
lot of Prenrh rlden. ho will. I think
'"'t quite a IgBN In Amarlra. I am
qulta a ryrlar myiaf. and whan I gat
to tba Stat- I will try to gat on a
axatrh Things out hre are fine Boi
Ing la lemming, hut tha real thing li tha
wheel I thmk rlden could maka a lot
of tnonay apl hara In race While In
Amarlra and England I ahall try and
we If I ratinut make a faw matebai."
Vr.t.i.,,, l.atwp.
Tha complaint mad by whaalman
lhat tha fleece Ugh" of tha acetylene
la. p dizzies tham ao m to make turn
Ing to ona side more haiardnuii wm
to lia reasonable Thara win'd be. how
ever no nai amity fir such a -omplalnt
If theme who ua tha rartilda lamp'
.ihould idjuat them so that their rays
would fall on tha ground Instead of
glaring out horizontally It li true that
aratylana lamp glva a hard, whlta
light, but It la for thli raaaon that many
rldar favor tliem Thay will bow a
hola or ail ohatarle thirty faat ahaad of
tha rldar Qulta a number have haan
afraid of adopting tha naw gi lamp
haraua of ll rtlng MTaihlng tha did
not understand, and thay wara afraid
of an raploalon Ac"tvln' I a ga
mora rombuitllda than expb.ilve. al
though It will explode under proper
conditions Tha ma ', quantity gener-
atail from tha aaiMit that It la nossthle
to carry In hlryrla lamp retnovet tha
fear of eipka on Rider i !i nil I' am
mora aNuit the mat'er and lie abla to
Judga for themselves I ha merit and da
merit of tha naw lamp Light from
acetylene ga I not new. Iwcaiina tha
gaa ha leen unad for Illuminating pur
Boots for two yeara III adaptation to
bicycle lamp ha tea' n progrralng for
mora than a yiar At tha I'hlcHgo Id
cycla how In 1HT one 'f 'ha lamp'
In evhl'iitcd and lin o theie are a dol
aa different kin I n tha market Cal
rlum tarblde I a anl'd and of Itnelf In
rombuitllda tcetylene blcjrosl lamp
ara loaded with a qumtlty of th" car
bide upon which watr drlpi from
raaarvolr built In tha limp Tha (an
aratlon of tha ga I stnppid by turn
Ing off tha water It li aa ilmple mat
tar aa running an oil lamp Tha only
rrltlclini mada again! tha adoption of
tha gai limp I that whan a rldar I
touring carldda to raflll with cannot lia
got everywhere, whlla keroacne cm lia
had at any grotery. drug tore or farm
home Thl may be ramedlad should
Ita ua brcoma wldaapraad, by cycla
dealer and drugglit keeping c alrlum
rarblda. Id tha meintlma tourlit had
better taka a small package of tha All
Ing malarial with tham
ll.s rtealen the K.r r I
lira. M. H. Allen of Worcester. Mas .
bag beaten tb ISM bicycle record, held
MILS. M S Al.LKN.
by Mrs. A K. Klnehnrdt of Denver
Col, having made lust year 21 02H
miles and 117 it'iitiirlei Mrs. Blue
hart's IMt'l reiord IT.I'.'i! miles ,ml
li'. renlurlea tint of the Jfi'i days In
tbe ffXV INI Mt" Allen was on her
wheel .''.'. Sin i- planning f"i tin
yaar cycling leal that will outdo bat
remarkable record of last year, in. hid
ing a trip alone from BOatOI to Ohlefi
go and other m st.tti .itiea Mn. Al
Irn'i longest day run lasl y ear was IM
mile from Worcester to Albany, N.
Y., over difficult roadi and steep
grade. July l. Her banner niouili
MM October. Oct. 2t was tV only day
she fulled lit make n century run. One
thousand even hundred and forty
eight miles of her total mllrnge In 1M97
were done on a inndem with her hus
band Mr. Alien s average riding for
twenty-seven day In September waa
in'1) miles Meeting an acquaintance
on the boulevard one day. who deilred
a spin. Mrs Allen turned off twenty
ilirce rullci In an hour Mrs Allen
has b'en a devotee of the wheel for
three year and during lhat time she
has traveled a distance of r..o!x mile,
as Indicated by hee cyclometer With
all this riding she has Improved In
health and gained In weight Prior to
thl she had Wn In feeble health.
B
The Meat i . . i
In order to gai tba bait TTre out
if chain! wheal rl'ler who us
tham ihould not pound on tha pedal
hut ibotild maintain aa ev. i, pressure
and motion aa naarly ai possible The
habit of making larra alternate tbniiti
on tha pedsls I born of tha experience
with back-lash on chain wheal Thl
1 particularly felt In hill climbing,
whan. If ona foot doa not qulrkly fol
low up tba fore alerted by tba other,
headway li loat. Hill climbing with
chain wheeli li generally a iucron
of Jump on lha petala In tha chain
ea tha pedal action li different In an
Indeirrthable way, and there l not
the back lash to lie fought agnlnat The
Impetui of the hevei-rear action la pe
culiar, and the moit advantage can tie
bad from It by deliberate pedaling. It
la berauae of thli that It ha been
claimed that the chalnleaa wheeli are
better for hill i limbing than other.
The work on them I ateady Inatead of
spasmodic Thla may mean only a
difference of dlitrlbutlnn and not nee
eaiaarlly leaa force aipandlture. It li
admitted, even by chalnleaa wheal ad
v oca tea that It la an open question
whether the sstra weight of the chain
leM at the rear that haa to be dragged
up hill doea not offaet whatMer gain
there may be In th eaalar pedal motion.
Mere' the I lel Itn4ahaka.
The bicycle ll reaponilble for a new
aalutatlon Prom the wheel to rldt
haa lieen evolred the wheel to ahak.
The new handahake la rotary. mii u
lar and amuilng. It I ilao growing
IH.pular The hlcycl handihak li
here to itay and war will not dlmlnlah
It popularity The bicycle handihake
li the natural offiprlng of a rotary
mind bunded twelve hour In the day.
STAHTKI) WITH THK IIWYCLK
KIDKKM
with It own and other people wheal
If men an I women ride wheel md
talk little ele but wheel, it li only
natural that they ihould noon begin to
think wheel and thinking wheel
make the thinker look it life aa a
ihlng circular speedy and ptinrt arable
The bicycle fac. the high and low gear
'aiigh. the puncture-proof self-aaaur-anca
and the chalnleaa nnveraatlonal
ability are part and parcel of the bi
cycle era. And now the bicycle hand
shake adda the final touch of refine
ment To ride on the -addle of con
ventionality you mtiat graip the rlgh'
grip of a friend when you meet him or
her. elevate your digital handle bar
above your thin and puah off Into
para with your hand and the hand of
your frltml In tandem describing a
!" Inch apmrkct wheel in the air.
while you Indulge In verbal scorching
about the weather and wheel In
other word, you graap the hand of
you' friend ind attempt to wreat his
arm out of Iti socket bv miking a hu
man windmill of him M shown by
the dotted Una In the picture If you
don't Indulge In the bicycle handhake
well, you're not a whaalman and
that means nodal and bualnea oitra-
ism
Mather ah. 1.1,, Trlek.
rnicrtipulous dealeri hive pern. N
ted a vrry discreditable practice to
grow up In their builne md before It
goal too far should atop It Many
dealeri are quoting ordinary standard
high-grade wheels at a price which
apparently gives them no legitimate
profit. A careful Investigation ha de
velnpttd at I'-as' one possible explana
tion of the practice On all of the bet
ter grade wh't-l the equipment ordi
narily conlt of many of the stand
ard product of the cycle world, which
have a standard coat. Among these
might be Included saddles, tire, pad
al. chain mid the equipment Stand
ard tire are worth to the dealer about
f&. while chain, saddle md prdali
coat them anywhere from : to $6.
Theae dealer ire ordering the high
grade wheel at the ordinary trade
price, and then aubatlttite for the reg
ular equipment the stindrlei mention
ed, and thui redo,., the com of lha
wheel to them to a vary great eaten!
Iluyen ihould be cartful when buying
a wheel to get every option which I
allowed and by looking carefully at
the catalogue can readily detect any
of the itthitltiitod article
Hear anil
The following slinp'e tuba ran laid
lly lie ued by any wheelman:
1. To find the gear "f your wheel,
multiply the number of teelh of your
front sprocket ni follow:
It V 4 If your rear sprocket h is 7 teetli
By 31 If your rear sprocket has 1 1
teeth
lly 3 1-9 If your rear sprocket has
teeth
By 2 t-.'i If your rear sprocket hai 10
teet ll
2. To find feet tiavelrd nn' com
plete turn of pedal, multiply your gt ar
by the decimal .IMilX. being catcful lo
observe the decimal point In the nrod- i
net.
3 To find number of pedal revolu
tion per tulle, divide the number 20,
160 by your gear.
4. To find bow fat yon are riding,
multiply the number of teeth on your
front sprocket by five, und divide the
product by the number of teeth on your
rear sprocket. Then count your pedal
revolutions for n many e ntnli a Iba
number obtained In nnawer to the prob- i
lent, and the result will be your speed
In mile per hour.
Not only ha SaraJi Bernhardt com
pletely recovered from the effects of
fhe operation which she recently un
derwent In the private huipltal of Or.
Potxl. near the Arc de Triumph, hnt
Parisian rumor has It that during the
laat six weeki she has grown era
lively fleihy.
FOR WOl KN AMI HOI K.
ITEMS OP INTEREST FOR MAIDS
AND MATRONS.
A Naw akin M rater) t rtlauay Class a
IMaphaeoas Malarial tu Kaaelope tbe
i Wirt Witee ul Ureal Ma
Ara fteMuao llar.
A Taa.t
trlk atrlk the golden airing.
And to ihelr gluria ouimI,
Pill, nil lha red wine hlah.
And let the tout g ruvnd:
To woman, dearest woman,
Quaff We the ueneroii Wine;
aJlve me thy hand my brother,
litre to thy love and lain.
Thy love and mine!
Htrlke trlka the harp that aver
Thrtll'd In dear woman a prala:
Of ail th themes tha brtgbtait
May win a poet lay.
To woman, dearaal woman.
tjuaff the warm blood of tha vine;
And hand In hand, my brother,
Lirlnk unto thine ami mine.
To mine and mln.
-11. 8
Raw Nklrt a Mylary.
A nklrt which 1 really four aklrta In
one, which li myiterloui and fluffy and
dlapbanoui ind airy, mada of filmy fa
bric! ,,f changing tone, such li the new
dreaa aklrt tbli year. It so envelope!
the figure that only the luggestkon of
a curve here and tbere In it filmy
foldi la left to aarm the eye and thl
li the secret of correct dressing. The
neweit aklrt I for the iprlng and aum
mer girl, and It la another llluatratlun
)f the extravagance of the age. It
coati juit twlr aa much aa any other
klrt. no matter how plain It may be
Not ao long ago am b a thing aa the
dreaa aklrt and Its lining being aep
urate was something unknown. Now
almost all of the newest dreaa bav
the aklrt and the lining apart. And
from this "drop iklrt. ' ai It li railed
i the new myiterloui aklrt developed
The material of which It I faahloned
are the moit beautiful of the aeaftn.
There are the plain and figured grena
dine of almost spider-web teitu.e
barege In many new put term silky
crepe md mouiiellne de iole. and
gauze with deilgn to delicate and in
uch eiqulilte colon that they appear
to be hand painted Then there are
the nt in great variety the traguele
net, plain or wittered, with chenille
AN ALSATI
do iud the coarse and But uirsti nets
some plain aud aurae appllqued wltb
lace designs. And the colors are ao
toned that the effect la Indescribably
beautiful. Turquoise and cherry gauxe
are blended together, and turquolir and
green and lurquulce and mauve. Pale
blue and pale green and frambole
blark and faint yellow are uaed In com
bination In one aklrt. The effect of
the new aklrt I uch that all the color
eema to lie enveloped in mist. On of
the moit striking ways of making a
gown with four aklrta li ihown In the
llluitratlon. The material li white
Ilk gauxe. and It I trimmed with
blark rhantllly lace and tiny rouchtngi
of fine black net. Next to th skirt
proper li mother iklrt of turquoise 1
gauxe flnlihed with an edge of blark '
lace. Then iklrt No. 3 la of violet
game, with a creamy lace border, ami
the futiniMilon petticoat ll of rich
white taffeta. Kach skirt li separate
from the other, except at the waist
band, where they are Joined together
Tha corselet and yoke of the bodice
worn with thl aklrt arc of (urquoie
taffeta, finely plaited. In all the gowns
made in this fuslilon It I essential to
have one bright touch of color In the
W'dlce and that color must always
match the brightest of the petticoats.
The dress with four skirts Is also a
success made in darker colon. A dark
moussellnr de sole Will look effective
over green gnuie with skirt No. 3 of
that new shade of deep pink called
framboise When theae transparent
gown are made for dinner or dancing
wear one of the petticoat Is Invariably
accordion plaited, while another w"ll
he trimmed with medallion of lace, no
that each petticoat li different In de
ilgn as well a color.
Srhnol Urease.
Children require more attention than
thdr elder it this time of year, tor
last summer' dr. --cs are entirely nut
of the question when their owners grow
an liub or two from one iaaon to the
nixL School dreisi and play clothe
snsssij, 1
ara the moat perpleilag. for the fond
mamma Ilka U have Ihera pretty and
becoming, a well aa arvk-abl. Blue
and whit imped denim may b ama4e
to imwr barth the rvqulalta with a
little rare. Th drrni plcturrd here,
for laitaar. U mad auBrlently dec
oratlv for the ordinary a immer fuwr
tlon. It la merely ) bloua walat and
iklrt with a br'fc aallur collar but
the collar la sra!ll around the ede
and trimmed with dark blue braid,
""here Is more braid on the girdle to
which the iklrt 1 sawed and braid
trims the i mnted i urTi on the lave
A plaid tie and a tucked white nam
look chemliette or gtilmpa may la
varied with a plain blue tie and
Kuimpe Two or three dreite of dif
ferent material may la made on thl
pattern at lha same tine, thus laving
a great deal of labor for all may be
rut out together and after one I fin
labed It I remarkable how much more
qulrkly one can do the othera. Th
Ldstl
Kll.tt.tn Trlasmlnc.
A itreet dress that came oat for the
first time last Sunday la trimmed with
band! of black utln piping. The walit
AN BONNaTT.
la a Jacket which li cut quite low In
thr neck to admit of a white muuaae
!lne yoke and lace front It I braid
ed In front In military fashion wltb
the blark piping, and back of thla four
trips of piping are put on to simulate
a bolero. Around tbe top aatln rib
bon ll woven together In perfect bai
ket pattern through tbe meihei of
which thr white gulmpe gleam Bands
of ribbon trimming are ao popular aa
JL
V7 .
adornment of summer dresses that It
would be no wonder If the ribbon mar
ket should be emptied before the sea
son Is over. Klbbon Is used for ruffle
In moat extravagant fashion, and It la
so much easier to ue It than to hem
Ilk that one Is fain lo economise tn
soma other direction, and pend tha
money on ribbon flounce. Tbe Luteal .
Ureal Mens Wive..
Wive of ureal men. u a rule, fall to
cure Ibeir full share nf domeitlr Dp-
m
pin thonga It would b hard to aa- f
Ign any general reaaoa for tbbi sot
uaroeimow rondltloa. An Inqattiti
magiilna writer haa recently been
compiling acme of the anmeroui eg
ample which apparently prove the al
ien Ion Ant made Leaving out the
unhappily mated rconart bi. who have
hut little choice In their partner!. It
li noted that a quiet home life la t
ceptioml among acton, and vn llttr-r-ire
preienu a lurprUIng lar of
'ompatlblllty between husband and
wive Prom S rates to Dryden.
.-hakes pea re Johnaon. Addlon Mil
ton Mollere Byron. Hhelley. DlrVena.
Bui war. Oeorge Hand and fjeorge Bit
ot, each baa bad a abare In household
toej.
Oeoerally the public will award !ti
ympathy to the famou partner, with
out seeking farther, but It li often the
caaa that the man who wtna fame la
apt to develop an abnormal leniltlv
neaa. aa If be stood on a higher pedei
tal than the imaller mortal even In
hli own house. Then, from them all
he experti the uplifted, adoring eye
and voire. Aa a rule, be doe not re
calve adulatloni it bom. It ought to
be considered a mlifortttne that th
plare for literary work li uiually at
home re a man cannot bav th
quiet, undliturbejd aanctum devoted
only to the Interest of hli work, that
the builnen man ha In hla omr. In
terruption! are apt to be ronitant.
There I another reason for thl do
meat ic unttappine that la only too
mmon The writer. If be I a liter
ary man alio, muit grow In breadth
of knowledge and Idea, while the wlfi,
nclrrled by the small dutlea of home
haa little chance for growth, and li for
tunate If the doe not become even
more narrow. Hbakeipeare outgrew
hi wife Byron ind Bulwer outgrew
their wlvei. and, like ordinary egntiiti,
resented the fart that they did not
hourly receive the pralie they craved.
Carlyle pnnced ihead of hli equally
disappointed mate but made bitter
peechea because of her lack of speed.
r . i.. i. Hole.
There ,s but little of th new shirt
walati that dlffere from tboa hereto-
fore worn In general effect tbr ara
quite the same Yoke may be varied
In ibap and collar abow aome alight
bangei. but not enough to attract tb
attention of any one but in expect. A
trifling departure I the round collar
turned over a itnlght '.and Tbli li
new and make variety, which la al
wiyi liked, especially by young peo
ple who are fond of dray walit and
noveltlei.
In tha Item if ihoulder rape fluffl
aeaa and an enormous amount of thin
material divide favor with doth
trimmed wltb embroidery ind paaae
menterle A pretty model baa a yoke
of brocaded aatln. the figure of which
are outlined with bead embroidery
Prom yoke are deep ruffle of taffeta
ind over thee are frllli of allk muslin
beaded by puff of the aame. A high
flaring collar la flnlihed it the edge
with puffi of muilln.
There are shown a very handaome
assortment of poke bonnets They are
not extremely large, but are very itly
lah and. although but very few women
Bnd them becoming, they will undoubt-
edly be quite generally worn on account
of their plrtaretqcrneai and real beau-
ty They are made over a frame, the
brim being put on imoothly on the
outside The imlde li of ihlrred crepe,
chiffon or llase. One ff these bonnets
li of heliotrope velvet on the collide,
and inside an exqulite ihade of tea rose
pink The trimming I of heliotrope
feat hen and bowi of heliotrope rib
bon with pamles that look ai though
they might have been brought from
the florist ' for tbli ipedal purpoae.
Th Jnk. I r..!r, it,,
A south aide woman who attended
the theater wltb her huiband one even
ing laat week hai ilnre been worrying
as to whether ihe I the victim of a
Joke which he aided at the time or
whether ihe li rherlihlng an unjust
suspicion The only man who knowi
hai refused to enlighten her Her hus
band entered the theater after she had
lieen seated and he stood in the lobby
waiting for the end of the flnt art
Standing In the lobby wa u woman, at
whom he glanced carelessly and nolle
ad that she waa a rather handsome
girl and well gowned Por some rea
son he seemed to take an Interest la
him and he gased .irlously at her. Tb
a few moments, vaguely wondering
he passed down to his seat. The play
over, he started out and trailed soma
way behind his wife Again he en
countered the same woman, and again
she seemed to take an Interest In him.
and waa apparently not aware that he
was with any one. The attention was
so aaaured that he decided to play a
Joke When the woman turned her
head aalde he called his wife's atten
tion to her and said I think she la
trying to flirt with me. I'll tell you
what I'll do I'll tear a piece off my
programme pretend to write some
thing on It md then go up and nd it
tn her and the Joke will on her
when she opens It " HI wife's eyes
sparkled in anticipation and she step
ped aside He took a iencll from hla
pocket, tore a piece from hi program
and went through the motion of writ
ing omethlng on It. All thl time the
other woman had gated at him in a
puxxled way Then he walked paat her
and deftly llpped It tnto her hanil She
startled abrupt I v then nernied to re
flect nnd tucked the patter In her glov
and walked off. Then the man rejoin
ed hi wife and they tnrted for home,
laughing henrtllv over the promised
: iilture of the woman Suddenly
hli wife stopped iRiighlng. Her face
wore a doubled expression and A sum
Iter light came Into her eyei. Her
husband holed ihe change and aiked
nnxio.sly what wa the mailer. She
poke like a w iman in crnve doubt
when he anawered' "Well. I am Just
thinking There Is a chance lhat thli
Joke I on me. don't you know Old
you write anything on that paper?"
The ILrler
Pear tre. Plgaro!" I said, ai ha
endeavored lo itratigle me with a tow
el, "how dirty your handi are. to b
ure."
"Yes. air," he replied, cheerfully:
"you're the first gentleman that'a aked
for a shampoo nil day " -Pick-M-I'p.
What some people know would All a
book and whal '.hry dot t know would
fill a library.
BASE BALL GOSSIP.
A MEMORABLE OAME PLAYED
IN KANSAS CITY.
ta mi arltfc Wall
srll rsa. ll Is Oefenajlaf Haway
sal The rareer of Iba I -ale
Mattbav lareale tba Carve.
CANNOT account
for th poaiuon of , mttaon of ItW. Hla aWllty to play rry
the Sporting Life portion th game with equal -with
regard to th .a. h, . ,u. .a bai
antl-obcurlty crtl
aad ao mcatly
led by Jamea A.
Hart and John T.
Brink. That paper
bould defend tha
raua purauad by
tb gentleman re
ferred to, but Inatead of doing ao U
heaping all manner of abua upon tham
Tb hportlng Life haa seen our nation
al gam daclla aa a public attraction
at least 60 per rent within tb paat tan
yaara. If It kaowa anything It knowi
that rowdy ball haa bad a great deal to
do with thu deplorable itaU of affalra.
Maaara. Hart aad Bruah have limply
come to the raac-je. It li likely that tke
nil rowdy ball rulei will bar tb da
aired .-IT.-, .
T e by the papers that oar old
friend Bobby Matthews, haa gone to
bta reward. Not many of tb youngar
generation will recall Matthewa. A
large pr entage of attendants at game
of to-day remember the one great
pitcher of tb Athletic. Matthewi. la
hla day. waa tba itar of them all, aad
with Arthur Camming he divided the
hftfinrt tt kitlti. Ini-fenlnl tha efie.e
... -., . - - . .
a. .1 :niiar Ifty Pl.stii oil .
lque it uaed to be a oarr of surprise
aa to wbar b got hla speed, and yet
b waa la contlaaoua lervlr longer
than any other pit' fai r of whom we
bay any record. It will be a melan
choly pleaaure to local patroni of the
game to know that the money taken In
at th benefit game at Philadelphia
Park laat aummer helped to make poor
Bobby 'a laat daya on earth comfortable.
.Yiattnews wa born 'n itaitimor ov
21. mi. He began r.l arer with the
Maryland Club In M7 and 1M. and
waa with tbe Paabodyi of Baltimore In
1M9. Tbe next year be pitched for the
Keklonga of Pt. Wayne Ind.. and In
1S71 officiated for tb Lord Baltimore
team. In 1171. "74 and "75 he played
with tb famous Mutuali of New York
Tb Centennial year found blm In San
Pranrlico. ind tbe year following with
the Worceater National league Clab.
Boaton signed him In 197. aad th
next two yean he waa In Providence.
for which clab he helped to win the
I chaaptonihlp. Roatoa sgaln aecured
blm la Ikftl. and held on to blm for two
' year, when the Athletic procured blm.
In lftU Matthewa waa I feet SVt Inrhe
tall, and when In hla beat pitching form
weighed but 110 pound.
After being In barneaa. ao to speak,
for 20 yean. Matthewa retired on bli
own account In Ig7. wltb a pitching
arm almost ai good ai when he beam
hli baseball career. Hli laat tigggball
employment waa aa umpire In the Play-
erg' League la ltM. after which h d-
voted himself to bora raring later!,
At the time bli laat Illness began a year
ago he wai employed at Jo Start's road
house near Providence He waa a re
markable pitcher In all reapects looked
at. In the first place he waa diminutive
In atatnre. weighing only 110 pound
and considering bla all th wonder li
that he bad strength enough to pltrb a
spdy ball. And yet be had aa much
ipwad i any of tbm. though he did not
depend on It for surras la th second
place, despite the disadvantage of lack
of pbyiical strength and that he did not
strldly obrv athhttlc ml with re
gard to training and keeping In good
condition. Mattbewi narertbelea lasted
20 yean longer than any other pitcher
baa ever laatsd, and mora than twice
aa long aa tb avenge twtrlera last
Matthewa pitched wltb his bead as
wall as wltb bli arm, and that eiplalni
BOBBY MATTHEWS
In a large measure why he laated so
many yean. There never itood la th
box a cooler and nrrvier man than
Matthewi. In a tight plare he hid no
equal, because there never haa been a
pitcher yet who had aa good a pitching
bead upon hla shoulders aa did the sub
ject of this sketch. As a strategist be
waa a marvel.
Matthews hs been pretty generally
credited with being the Inventor of
curve ball pitching, though ome au
thorities claim lhat Cummlngs was tbe
discoverer of that art. At any rate Mat
thewi wai the flnt man to baffle bats
men with vurloui klndi of curves, for
dimming could only throw an out
curve, while at the time of Matthew's
retirement he could throw all the
curve, (hoot and drop evr known to
pitching science, and he uaed more
itvles of delivery and had letter con
trol of the ball In tiling them than any
twlrler up to that time, or, for that mat
ter, ilnre then.
In brief, ai a pitcher. Matthewi was
what might be railed par excellence
He won several championships for the
club he played with, his last being for
the Athletics of this city tn lvi. Even
two years later he would have won an
other one for the aame club had he been
given assistance by the other pitchers
on the club's roster, aa that season he
1 won 42 out of 49 games thst he nfflcl
ated In. and wss only hlf ordinarily in
two of the seven lo(. tha other fir be-
; Ing by low end very dose score. Mat-
i thaw had friends galore rvarrwhare,
who will ilncerely regrwt to Inra ai
kU 4 its. He wa a wllilag worker, fl
a genial dltsoattlog aad la
popular with all lover of ost
tlonal gam.
Iuli W XrAHIater of th fViTilasMl
taam, reivd hi preliminary Vwamaa
la baa ball on the lota at Fort Worth.
Tex. While In th mtur rank W.
H. Ward, manaawr of ta Fort Wort,
flub of th Texaa lataa-ue saw blm olay
..a .. fn, hl. tma- ,
waa th asalaatay of tb dab daring Mb
maiden engagemeaL Th Uttl Rock.
Ark., Clab agaged him for tb seaaam
of IN4. bat b returned to tb Pert
Worth Club In I IM. That year tb T
aa I-eague championship seiaon waa dt
vidad lato two aartaa, MeAHUtar par
tlcipatlag la on hundred aad threw
champloaablp roatewU. aad ranking
high aa a batman, according to tb of
ficii! averagea of that league. Tba Dat
laa Club cam la first la th first rtn
aad Port Worth la tba awoad aerlea.
la th Baal coataat between theae tww
club he volunteered to pitch Be of tba)
game consecutively, veblrh be did, win
ning tham all. Ha remained wltb tba
Port Worth Clab throughout tb seavson
of 1IM. when hla work began to attract
tba attention of different major leagua
U W McALUSTBR.
managers. Oliver Tebeau. of tb Cla
land team, being among them, and tba
latter luceeeded In landing him. Whlla
with tb Port Worth McAllister play
ed In every position on the nine, aaat
acquitted himself la a creditable man
ner In tbem stl. After Joining th)
Cleveland he waa uaed as a utility man
aad gave general Mtlifactlon. Last aaav
mn he participated In 40 championship
games, but In none of them did he gttrs)
more aatlafactlon than In tb doa baa
game on tbe afternoon of Sept. 7 laat.
on tb Polo grounds. New York city. IS
the opening game Cuppy waa knock
out by tb New York In the third Uk
nlng and McAllister replaced blm. aaat
during tb remsln.jjvjtfthat gaga al
lowed the 1 '-'r saii" jfr
did so wall tbst Mmsger Tobaaa &
him In again In tbe second game, aad
although only seven Innings war nam
plated he held th home taam down ta)
seven isfe hits. Including a home ran, a
triple and a doable bagger, which yield
ed New York four runs against on far
Cleveland. Hli excellent pitching as
that occasion csuasd Manager Tebeaa
to plar him on tb regular pltcblag Hat
for tb iavon.
Tbe OM Waa tba Heal.
Referring to the trouble of tb
In correctly Interpreting tb earned ram
nil laat year. Will Rankin, tb sag
of th Nw York Clipper, anlbly says:
"There would not bav been any troav
bl whatever bad th commute oa
rule let the old rule it and. but whaa
they changed It by adding 'aid of
hlti only' tb mlichlef was don.
strata at Cast
An unblssed long-distance rldsr whaa
wa oat last Sunday wltb E 8. ad
ward, the member of th CeetlarT
Wheelmen who has set oat upon th
task of riding a century every day la
IBM, aays of th record-breaker 1
do not think he will fall because of
any bodily breakdown. I think bkf '
legs and stomach and health wit! last.
Por my part what I v.ould moat fear,
were I attempting to do lurh a feat,
would be a mental breakdown. Tha
strain of having only one thing to do
and keeping one Idea la mind day altar
day mint lie terrible. Imagine think
ing nothing bat twenty-five mile
gone, another ten gone, fifteen more to
th turn.' etc . I think I ahould go
raxy If I kept that up for a i najta
of hundred days The hind of trail
ing I would conibler moat Important
if I undertook a feat of the kind would
mental relaxation aad occupation.
1 would want a new language to atudy
while on the road with gamea. light
conversation and books cf short stor
ies at night. The trouble la that s gaas
breaking century recordi get pp
chance to talk or hear of anything also
than the (ne thing that he Is doing.
Everyone he meets while riding md
k. -i-i.. . .
iraat av
.saaaaawawssW
eveituue lie a-r i 111111 IS only tOO
sure to make his dally psrfonaaupW
th itihject of all conversation, anc
give to him no chance to think of any
thing else. Edwardi looks to bo i.
perfect f.'ttle. and I hop ho will suc
ceed In his task. He doea not look
like one who li likely to giro away
either mentally or physically. What
I say I simply what I would rear for
myself. I bsve been In score of cen
turiea. single, double and triple. I
have ridden aa many a half a dosen
consecutive centuries and I know
something of the atraln on th mind."
The scene o? D Wolf Hopper's BW
opera. "The Charlatan." wbloh Is bo
Ing written by Charlea Klein and John
Philip Bouaa. la laid In Northatru
Rusila. at tbe bate of the 1'ral moun
tain and the time of tb opera la
somewhere between that far off day
when the Vlilgothi ran everything aad
everybody la light ind tb prent
day of Spanish American agttatloa.
"Q. Q ." the four-art play recently
produced In London ihowa a pseudo
literary man winning position and
wealth by publlihlng and timing aa
his own poems navels and dramas of
a besotted genlui contenting hit
with tha tttBCtlona ot a "ghost."
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