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VOL. LIV. XO. 1.
FRIDAY. MAKCH 31, 191K5.
l'AGES 9 TO 1C.
Teams Hard at IF irk In
Indoor IFork In College
"Gyms" an Important
Feature Gossip of the
Any man that takes the trouble to
put an ear to the ground will readily
distinguish the Bound of baseball's foot
Steps. The season Is almost here, and.
In the words of the p'et. the heart of
the nation rejoieeth.
Practically all the major league
teams are in training camps in the
south, oiling rusty hinges aud dlsjers
ing cobwebs from brains that have
been engaged principally in cultivat
ing the penuchle crop during the last
So far as the colleges are concerned,
chief Interest at present centers In the
Indoor practice preliminary to the ac
tual opening of the coming season's
programme of sports.
First Place For Baseball.
Baseball practice holds, of course,
chief place, but the boating enthusiasts
are Just as hard at work developing the
beat material for the crews, and the
average college "gym" Is Just now a
The manner In which Indoor training
for field sports has, been developed
within the last few years would sur-
INDOOK BASEBALL PHACTICE
prise those lovers of baseball aud row
lug M ho yeurs ago spent many anxious
weeks waiting each season for the
mow to disappear aud the ice to leave
the rivers before they went out for
practice. Now It makes Hot the least
difference what the weather Is, prac
tice goes ou Just the same. Outside tLe
gymnasium window the snow may be
several feet deep; 1 11s hie. young men,
clad In lightest summer field togs, are
pitching aud catching, butting 'hot
liners" and eliding for bases as eager
ly as if actually aield.
Practice la Limited.
Of course practice space is limited.
A regular game of baseball cannot well
be played within the wails of a gym
nasium. Therefore the game must be
spilt up into its component parts lr
practice, I"itch!ng. catching, batting,
fielding, base running each must l
practiced separately, except in the case
of pitching, catching and batting,
which may be combined to advantage.
Behind stout nets the boys go nt their
work with a will. and. though some
professional trainers say a man cannot
be satisfactorily developed" as a ball
player through indoor practice, it is
generally agreed that as a time
saver, la conjunction with the "weed
i.jg out" process. Indoor training for
baseball is a success.
The backwardness of the season gen
erally ha prolonged indoor practice
to a great extent, tut the majority of
collegians wi'l bo doing outdoor work
la a very short time.
The New York American.
Manager Clark GrirEth of the New
York Americans has a strong aggrega
tion this year and Lopes to turn the
tables on Lis arch enemies, the Bos
ton, who won the pennant a year ago
Gr:r has Conroy, Elberaeld, TVa-
; Hams, Anderson, Cbesbro, Clarkson.
PowelL Orth, Puttmann, Dougherty,
Fultz, Keeler, Kleinow, McGuire, Hogs,
Wbitely, Chase and Metcalfe. Surely
there is plenty of championship mate
rial "j this array. Pitcher Puttmann is
a ltft bander now practicing with the
Highlanders at Montgomery, Ala. He
Is paying special attention to the "spit
ball" and is believed to be the only
left bander having this style under con
trol. The Boston Triumvirate.
There comes an end to all things
mundane. The lt.wton National club's
famous triumvirate. Messrs. Soden,
Conant and Billings, has at last been
broken by the retirement of Mr. Bll
lings from active connection with base
ball after thirty years of uninterrupted
history making. So runs the world
away! Mr. Hillings was always a
strong factor in the Boston club's af
fairs. He also did much for baseball
In an unobtrusive way anil now re
tires from the game with the respect
and g'l wishes of his colleagues in
particular and baseball livers in gen
eral. He has well earned a rest from
the strenuous game, and we trut he
will enjoy to the utmost the remainder
of his sj.au of life in his honorable re
Scoring Call For Good Judgment.
Scoring is not an exact science, and
men of good Judgment who are free
from prejudice will differ on plays, but
It Is folly to give a player on error
on an extremely difficult ball because
he sometimes stops them. Scorers
must not expect a man to be equal to
his best jerformances every time. Too
harsh scoring is a bad thing for base
ball, and the rule makers realized this
when they made leniency In scoring
errors mandatory upon scorers. And
this has had good erfect. For Instance
the rule which was made absolving
catchers from errors on bad throws to
second unless the base runner made an
extra base has Improved the throwing
to bases fivefold.
AT PKI.wr.TOX UX1VEKSITY.
Manager I.aJoie says Anson is awny
off when he classes the "spit ball" and
the ordinary rain soaked ball as the
same thing. Furthermore, IaJole does
uot lclieve that Anson ever battled
against the "spit ball." which is a new
l'J)i wrinkle and quite as effective as
It hns leen painted. Iijoie admits
that this delivery bothered him. Nev
ertheless the champlou batsman does
not favor reviving the old "shoulder
and hip" rule merely to kill this special
delivery, which the batsmen will soon
solve. Sound sense is that. AVe take
off our hat to M. Lajoie.
Baseball In Canada.
It is a fact that baseball in its con
quering march Is subjugating the Cana
dian national game. lacrosse. This is
proved by the fact that in the prov
inces of Quebec and Toronto there are
hundreds of amateur baseball clubs
and sem!;irofessional leagues, while
the lacrosse clubs have dwindled to
Infinitesimal numbers. But the Tery
l-est Indication of solid baseball growth
is the fact that Instead of hundreds of
boys with the netted stick, as of old.
nowadays only youngsters with bat
and ball are to be seen.
The" refTfed veteran pTayer, Anson,
says there are no great batsmen these
days and that hitting is a forgot
ten art. Eajoie. Bl'ly ICeeler. Frank
Chance. Mike Poniln. Cy Seymour,
Hans Wagner, Clarence Beaumont.
Fred Clarke, Jake Beckley and a few
others that migLt bo mentioned are
pretty good stickers these days, and
thejr carry a bigger handicap than ever
was taken on by An sou. Brouiher?,
Connor and the others who were slug
gers In thir !av."
In the United Ststes the sparrow La
rlx broods a year; in Britain seldom
: more &xn three,
Grand Circuit Offers Almost
I7lf f,7,V Tr, JV.V,r
Trotting and pacing affairs are wax
ing warm. The uniformly attractive
purses bung up by associations and
circuits everywhere have given the
light harnes season unusual stimulus
for a period so early in the year.
Nearly $5Nj,ooiJ will be hung up la
purses in the grand circuit the coming
season. To this can be added at least
$5U0.'00 1110 which the associations
outside of the grand circuit will offer,
and It will make a total of over ?1,
(X0.0) to be raced for by the light
There is at least ?1.000.0O0 invested
In the breeding and development of
the light ham8s horse, counting, of
CATHARINE A., 2:114.
The speedy WiKKlns marc, Catharine A.,
2:11V wiU be brought bark from Kn
rope arul campaigned on the trrand cir
cuit the coming season.
course, the breeding farms and race
tracks, in each of two-thirds of the
states of the I'nion. It is n safe esti
mate to say that at least ."i0.fxx.000 is
invested in light harness horses, breed
ing farms and race tracks in the entire
The business of racing these horses
is, as a rule, the cleanest and most re
spectable form of race track sport. The
men who breed and race the light har
ness horse are the leading business
and professional men in each com
munity in the United States. They are
not gambling sharks and crooks, but
honorable gentlemen, who own and
race horses from pure love of the
It is not fair or Just that thousands
of reputable horsemen from all parts of
the United States should be classed
as crooks by members of the legisla
tures who listen to the clamor of we
meaning but mistaken reformers.
These reformers imagine that the
country is going to the dogs because
some fellow takes a drink, smokes a
cigarette or lets $2 on a trotting race.
Some day the harness horsemen of the
United States will awaken to the fact
that If they unite ami stand together
they can elect men to the legislatures
who have brains enough and are I il-
eral minded enouzh to pass a just at'd
reasonable racing law In every state.
Breeders and racing men have stood
idly by and seen their business in
jured and their rights Interfered with
by the passage of unjust laws too long.
It is time they were asserting them
selves and demanding not special priv
ileges, but simply Justice. If the
trotting horse breeder, owner and
trainer would stand together for two
general elections the cranks mid re
formers would take to the tall and un
The proper jersons to take the lead
in demanding Justice for horsemen ar
the officers of the National and Amer
ican Trotting assoeiati'in. the Profes
sional Irlvers' association and the
grand circuit organization. These or
ganizations could with a united effort
bring alout a thorough organization of
the horsemen of every state, which
would present the claims of trotting
horsemen In iu the proper light.
George A. Coleman has purchased of
Fred Spear the pacer Sphinx S.
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Ho-arJ Haydf-n of BufTalo r-cntly pur
chased the pcr Billy Mac. 2.J1S- and
will race him on the New England cir
cuit a customer of Coleman whose name is
not given. The reported price Is $2.7
Young Spear has left for New Orleans
to Join bia father. George Spear, and
will take a band at training the
Sma thers string of runners.
It has Rcea discatexfd Uiat.ltfi.Jc-
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! grand circuit by Trainer Allle Merrl
! field of Baltimore and owned by Wll-
liam Barnsdale of Pennsylvania. Is In
t reality Ethelyn C by Greystone. who
took a record 01 tnreo Tears ago.
CHARLES L. TUCKER.
klaarhuar-tta Man Conrletrd of tbe
Murder of Mabel Pace.
Charles L. Tucker, who has been
convicted by a Massachusetts jury of
the murder of Mabel L. Page and sen
tenced to die In the electric chair. Is a
young man of twenty-four years, while
j his supposed victim was forty. The
crime proved one of the most mysteri
ous and baOiug with which the au
thorities of Massachusetts have had to
do in some time. The murder of Mabel
Page occurred In her name at Weston,
Mass., March 31. Miss Page waa
a quiet, modest, intellectual woman,
who never had given offense to any
one aud who lived with her father,
James Page, a retired business man;
her brother Harold and a maid. Amy
Itoberts. She received a good educa
tion and when twenty years old was
engaged to be married, but ou account
of opposition to their plans from Miss
Page's family the lovers parted. He
afterward married, but she seemed
averse to the society of men and kept
mainly within her home la the com
pany of her books.
Tucker lived at Newton, near Wes
ton, and is the sou of Albert F. Tucker,
a railroad employee. He had worked
iu boats on the Charles river and was
fond of water sports. Several years
ago his wife was drowned through the
upsetting of a cauoe.
Miss Page was found dead lu her
bedroom ou the afternoon of March 31
by her father, and it was supiosed she
had committed suicide. There was a
wound in her neck, and this was
thought to have been self inflicted.
Wheu the undertaker came to prepare
the body for burial other wounds were
found In the back and chest like those
made by a knife.
A note was found, which had appar
ently been' written hurriedly by Miss
Page, informing her father that his son
Harold had been hurt and that she
was about to go to the hospital to see
him. Harold bad not been hurt, aud it
is supposed that Tucker secured en
trance to the house by telling Miss
I'age that her brother had been injured
and then while she was engaged In
preparations to leave, stabbed her and
rTTAKLTS Ij. TUCK Eli.
ab"sfracter inouey from" her purse. A
knife in his possession whose blade
fitted the wounds, and blood siots on
his clothes, connected him with the
crime, and other circumstantial evi
dence against him was found, on which
he was convicted. His case has been
Iu case of Tucker's execution he will
meet his death In the electric chair iu
the prison at Charlestown, Mass.
Tom Jenkins of (levelnnJ Finally
Wins Fron botrh.
The recent recapture of the American
wrestling championship by Tom Jen
kins of Cleveland has proved one of
the most talked of happenings of the
Frank Gotch of Humboldt, la., who
won the championship from Jenkins
TOM ETKT.VS, 'S'E&TLINO C HAMPION.
fin a bout held In the state of Wash
ington. wa no match fur the C'leve
ilaud boiiermaker in tieir last mateh.
j Jenkins will now be mat'-bed to meet
' George Ilackeuschmidt, the champion
i of Eurone. who is soau to rLIt Amer-
jlea. Hackenschmldt defeated Jenkina
ia Loadoa about tlx XBonths ao. .
twiiiiMiiiii in iiMmn 1 1 imr-m rtiiiiiiiiTu' i mi
Coe, Shot Ifonder.
Career of New.Rival of Ralph
Wesley W. Coe of Somerrille, Mass.,
is the new sensation of tbe athletic
world. Coe Is a phenomenal shot put
ter and is a worthy rival of Balph W.
Rose, the former Michigan university
wonder. Quite recently the easterner
put the sixteen pound shot 4'J feet hi
inches, breaking the record previously
held by Kose of 4S feet 7 inches.
Although James E. Sullivan, secre
tary of the Amateur Athletic union.
COE I-CTTIJfH TUE SHOT.
"threw out" Coe's record iut because
it was made with au unofficial shot.
the feat was a striking evidence of the
New Englander's ability. Ho Is looked
ou as the coming champion.
Coe is now twenty-flve years of age,
is live feet ten inches iu height and
weighs 2JG pounds.
llose is six feet six Inches iu height
and weighs 2."i pounds. Hose dislikes
severe training, but since his best
mark has been endangered by Coe is
expected to work harder.
Coe, who has been prominent as a
shot putter for a number of years, was
at one time a (Undent at Oxford uni
versity. Secretary Sullivan, who is chairman
of the record committee of the Ama
teur Athletic union, was In Boston re
cently and In connection with ihe offl
cials of the New England association
examined the shot that Coe put nt the
games at M ell ford. Mass., when he
made the new world's record of J!) feet
The shot was not an official metal
sphere, but a bag of buckshot coveri'd
with leather aud usually used for in
door practice and Is not allowed when
a world's record or an Americau rec
ord is to be made.
Investigation also brought out that i
nad the shot leen a metal sphere the
record would not have been allowed,
for at this meeting they did not have
a wood or iron riug.
Michigan apparently does not need 1
Hose. A sensation was sprung by the
rooters in Michigan's varsity track
meet recently when, instead of one
extraordinary shot putter, tw.- made
an appearance. The men are Dunlap
and Garrels. Imnlap scored a put of
45 feet 2 inches, while Garrels threw
the weight 43 feet t inches. iMinhip
is a senior and Garrels a sophomore.
Both showed goxl form last year, but
were overshadowed by Hose.
Good time was made in the quarter (
mile run by the two veterans. Good
win and Garrels. They finished within
a fraction of a second of each other,
Goodwin leading. The time, r3 4 5
seconds, was within a fifth of a second
of the Michigan lnloor record.
IN ANCIENT MUKDEN.
rirtarraqnp Manrhnrlan Re
cently ( itarnl l- Jipagrir,
Tlie walls of Mukden were built to
protect its inhabitants from possible
assault, but they were erected before!
the invention of modern artillery. Gen
eral Kuropatkin gathered a large store
of supplies am! munitions of war ut ;
Mukden, but he did not trust his men J
to the shelter of the mud rampart or
f. f A lT tw-
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A.ci2rr wall au iowxk, rt,w. aar: of Turr.er j, mt-ntloned they re
picturesque Inner wall of the nacn-d trc-r.t.
city. Neither of these would have pro-
tected the nussiana long against aol- ( Th reward of one duty done la tha
diers BaJicU jLroc jeyea power to tultll another. Eliot, .
such almost impregnable barriers as
surrounded Port Arthur.
When the great Mauchu monarch of
the sixteenth century, Nurachi, made
Mukden the capital of his kingdom he
devoted himself to the improvement
of the city and leautified it iu many
ways. In the center of it he built pal
aces of much grandeur and surrounded
thorn with a wall. This part of Mukden
formerly constituted a forbidd.-n city.
I like that of Peking, to which no for
eigner was admitted aud within which
were many treasures and vahub'e ob
jects of oriental art. The wall around
the Chinlautien. or forbidden blue pa
vilion, was later taken down, but the
high wall of stone ami brick. e:cc: I
between three and four cent uric; ago.
still remains and is in an excellent
State of preservation. This ;;u !ov s a
portion of Mukden a mile squ.i.v. in
cluding the ancient parts of the town.
The wall is forty feet high and s;ty
fyt broad at the base. n:irr vh'g to
twenty-five feet at the top.
After the wall around the Inner ity
was built shops grew up outside of it.
and inns were established to shelter
travelers who arrived after the eiiy
gaie.s were closed. In time there was
quite a community outside the city's
high wall. and. thinking that they
nevded protection from some kind of
a rampart, but iut having money
enough to erect one like that encom
passing the city proper, they constrict
ed the mud wall that now surrounds
the entire city of Mukden. This Is but
fifteen feet high aud is pierced, like
the inner wall, with eight gates.
Career of Suci'mniir to Cieneral
KuropalLin lu Manrburia.
Lieutenant General I.inevitch, who
has been appointed commander in chief
of the ltusslan forces in Manchuria as
successor to General Kuropatkin. Is
sixty-six years old. has lccu a tighter
since his tweiity-tirst year and has
Been service in every section of the
Itussian empire from the Caucasus to
Vladivostok. At the outbreak of the
war with .lapau ho was governor of
Amur. He was a friend and ally of
Viceroy AlexeielT and before Kuropat
l ill's arrival iu Mau hurla had been iu
lommand of the Itussian forces which
were in the province at that time. He
took hold of the situation at I.Iaoyang,
established the military supply sta
tions there, worked out the Vahi river
campaign ami was in general command
Tint i 1 Kuropatkin relieved him.
The latter changed all his plans for
ihe defense of I.Iaoyang. I.inevitch
wanted to light the Japanese lu the
mountains east, southeast and south,
but Kuropatkin believed in "luring
them on." In the battle of the Shu
Linevitch had Kuroki's army iu jeop
ardy twice, und success for the Japn-
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LIErTENANT tJrfEJIAr. LINEVITCH.
nee was won on each occasion with
reinforcements from General Nod
zu's center army. It was I.iiievitch
who kept Kuroki out of I'ushun for
two days, and It was the left of his
army, with HeiineukampfK cavalry,
that forestalled Kuroki's ru-h farther
eust. This, if carried out. would have
cut off the ltusslan retreat.
I.inevitch as commander In chief of
tlie Itussian forces Is now lighting men
who fought under him in IIKXI. He led
the itj.Omj allies In the march for the
relief of Peking, and in his command
as the senior oilicer of the allied forces
were l".i"0 Japanese under Generals
Yamaguclil and Fukushima. In the
Hiikso Turkish war Kuropatkin ami
I.inevitch quarreled bitterly, being of
equal rank. When Kuropatkin lccame
the bead of the Transbaikal army I.ine
vitch was one of his division com
manders, and the quarrel was renew
ed. I.inevitch challenged Kuropatkin,
who refused to fight a duel on the
ground that It would not le projK-r for
him to take the tield with an officer of
Tmrr la formidable.
Itube Turner, the colored bghtwelght.
Is still in Philadelphia, unable P get a
match with one of the presumed hlgh-
er lxys in his class. He will do 130
pounds for any of them and might
j stretch a point and do 12S as an in
ducement. There Is a whole raft of
; boxers in IliUJle wh? announce their
j willingness to go at 130 ponrid at 0
! o'clock or 3 o'clock, and yet when th
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Ma ry Ma n n c r in g In
"Nancy Stair' by Paul
M. Potter Play Is Not
a Success Pauline
Frederick and Other
From Our New York Pramatle Corre
spondent. Mary Mannering is now at the Cri
terion theater iu a new romantic
drama, "Nancy st.ii:" by Paul M. Pot
ter, which is a mnmati.aiion of Elinor
MacCartney Lane's novel of the same
name. The play Is prophetic in that
Nancy g,Ms downstairs to obscurity?
hand in band with .tlie waning theatric-
PAt LINK 1 UKUEiaCK.
ill season. The end of the seasort a'bd
of "Nancy Stair" and the beginning of
welcome summer are In sight.
The play Is poorly constructed, woe
fully so, und is only made a possibility
through tho charm 111 id grace of Mis
Mauuering, who Is personally accept
able Iu the production.
llobert Burns is resurrected to ap
pear lu the play, which has much to do
with the famous Scotch poet. II la Im
personator, T. Daniel Frawley, Is ab
solutely incapable of doing Justice to
the role and adds considerable unnec
essary weariness to the evening.
Nancy Stair Is, of course, played by
Miss Mannering. The chief supporting
role, Oiat of Danvers MacGregor. falls
to the lot of Itobert Lorraine, ilac-
Gregor Is accusal of murder, of tho
: killing of the I Mike of Barthwicke. Iu
the climax of the play, u trial scene,
I MacGrcgor is acquitted. He Is tbe
! lover nt Nancy and eventually marries
' her, as is the stage custom,
j "Nhuc.v Stair" as a play lacks almost
everything requisite for a auccessful
production. It won't do, aud it Is a
pity that talented Miss Mannering
should be slaughtered to make a Pot
j ter holiday.
j Pauline Frederick.
j Well informed wanderers along th
Itialto iu New York, who are prone to
make prophecies us to the probable fu
ture of newcomers to the stage. Bra
saying Muttering things of Pauline
Fnilcrlck, the Boston society girl who
is playing 11 small part lu support of
1 Lew Fields lu "It Happened In Nord
j land" nt his new theuter. Miss Fred
erick has only a "bit," but It nerve to
show her ability, for It. Is straight dra
matic work ngaiiist Mr. Fields" eccen
tric comedy, n very difllcnlt situation
to play i ffectively.
Miss Frederick has bad less than
three seasons' experience. She come
from a well known Boston family and
went on tlie st. if determined to make
a career for herself. She began as a
thorns girl In The Itogei Brothers
lu Harvard" three ears ago ami soou
found herself the understudy for the
two principal women. Last sen son she
played the fairy queen. Titania, and
Joy in "A Princess of Kensington,"
but bad I retire In December because
of fllne-s whih prevented her from
playing agiin till Me Joined IxW
Fields" company In September as Miss
Hicks, first M-cret ti ry of the American
legation to Nordland.
Young, but Capable.
Miss Frederick i " young but capa
ble, huixlsome woman, twenty years of
nge. She s nt only endowed with uu
tisual dramatic ability, but she ios
pexHet a jowerful and carefully culti
vated high opraiio voice with a ranga
of three complete octave. Shehaaauuj
but little in public, not singing at all
In Mr. Fields' company, and will not
make her formal public appearance a
u singer till next season. It 1 predict
ed that her ability as loth actress and
singer will rapidly iidvance her should
the opportunity le aflTorded her to d!
play her talent. Vouug women of ber
attractive personality who poasess gen
uine dramatic and vocal talent aeem to
be rare on the American stage at this
Theatrical investments pay big divi
dends vi I en the investors, are sufficient
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