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X?ATERBUBY EVENING DEMOCRAT, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 29. 1904;.
In Only One Hound Did the
Sailor Show to Advan
tage Munroe Fought
Carefully and Cleverly.
Followers of pugilism found the, six-
round contest between Jack Munroe
Jand Toni Sharkey at Philadelphia, on
oaiuraay oigiif a gooa ipjhc to uit;i.
The flue showing of the miner was
generally discussed and his good and
bad points as a fighter were weighed
and balanced. There were many opin
ions as to? how Mnnroe would fare in
a battle with Jim Jeffries. Those
I kjndly disposed toward- the westerner
were inclined to think that Munroe
I should not face Jeffries yet. They ar
gued that his Jack of experience would
b0 a severe handicap. Soma of them
thought that Mun-roe is too mechanical
for a man like Jeffries, and that if
taey ever hare it out it will be easy
failing for the champion. ,
There is no' doubt-that on Saturday
night Munroe was a great surprise in
the ring. Most of the sporting men
wuo attended' tn mm regarded wun
roe as a dub before the scrap, and ex
pected to see him an easy victim. But
after the first round, when Sharkey
got to his jaw and tumbled him to the
boards for the count, they agreed aat
he Is to be reckoned witn m ruture op
erations in the rinsr.
This was certainly a trying moment
for Munroe. The punch was'a barl
one one of Sharkey's wild swings. It
was much the same blow that knocked
Gu Buhfln out the first time te met
1 Tat Coney Island. It landed on Mun
1 roe's jaw, but a trifle too high to end
V the bout. Munroe rested on one knee
till the count of nine, when he regained
his feet. Munroe handled himself like
a master at this stage. When his
faculties returned he guarded himself
cleverly and allowed Sharkey to come
to fcim. Sharkey was over-confident
and wasted lot of strength and gave
Munroe a chance to hug. .
That punch In the first round con
; vlnced the sport that the miner is
game. Another less courageous fighter
would hav been glad to feign insensi
bility without the risk of being called
ft quitter, ' j ' '
; Munroe had the advantage of being
iably handled. He did everything his
' seconds told him. .This probably ac
counts for, the fact that he only really
used two blows in the mill a right
under the heart and a straight jab.
But these punches were1 effective.
Munroe said that he did not care to
!tafc$ any chances and followed instruc
tions. """MV seconds knew 'What was
Tt," be said; "and I obeyed brders.
Sharkty, you know, is dangerous, and
had I mixed it up I might have gone
to the bad." The wisdom of this is ad
mitted, for Sharkey is right at home
jwhen it comes to rapid excnanges.
.Munroe lacks the vtciousness of Fita
,simmons and the resourcefulness of
Jeffries. Some thins that baft he used
better judgment when Sharkey was
jmming tired he might have knocked
the sailor out He fought Nas though
he wag afraid to hurt his man. When
Jim Jeffries fought in the east for the
first time at the Lenox A. v., New
'tork. against Bob Armstrong, .this
fauult was manifest, too. But " the
f champion grew out of It, for when he
returned he conquered Bob Fltzsim
mons for the 1 championship by just
wading In and showing that he was
not afraid. ;
The majority of Monroe's "well "wash
ers think that he should have one more
fight before he tackles Jeffries. They
suggest a bout with Gus B.uhlin. Eub
lln would prove an excellent tryout,
an sueh a combat would go a long
way toward developing Munroe as a
f fighter.; However, such a fight Is not
possible tinless Jeffries consents, be--cause
he has already announced that
he will fight the winner of Saturday's
bout. Munroe's showing practically
establishes him a the victoT, although
' there wag no decision. The fight for
tat, championahip may be arranged to
day:: at least Jeffries, who is in New
Tork, says that his manager, Billy De
laney, will draw up articles to-day.
Jeffries Insists that the combat, take
place next May.
',. Jeffries did not care to discuss the
encounter at Philadelphia to any ex
tent; He watched the doings of the
men carefully, and all he would, say
after the "go" was that Mnnroe did
well and that he would fight him.
Shatkey was loud in his praise of -un-roe,
but did not think that his rival
had bested him. He thought tnat we
he ahoula nave received naa
there been a verdict wns a araw. ui
one glimpse or xatt t?s.-iax s touuiciwwc
terday ahowed that if bruises. ana
lark were any criterion. Munroe was
fWLSHO T -.. - -e, ... ...
lyr-rfVt rvrr a rvifr Tlia rtri II.
At 9:15 o'clock BatuToay mgnt me
uanagement announced that the en
Ire house had been sold out and that
he receipts were over $9,000. This is
tbout $1,200 more than was taken in
t the recent bot between Tommy
Ryan and Jack O'Brien. "
The principals in the stellar event
ntered the ring at 10 o'clock. Shar-
ey, tespienaent m a long oatn rows
'of kalidoscopic colors, was the first to
appeaT. He seemed to be at ease with
the world and contemplated the great
crowd with a grin of Infinite Plea mre.
He was in fine condition. , In his wake
were Jim Buckley, the elongated Spike
Sullivan, Tom Carey and Tom BIley,
Munroe put in an appearance about
five minutes later, . His form was also
muffled In a robe of -variegated hue.
Behind him were Kid McCoy, Dal
Hawkins, the California lightweight
rr Joe Creamer, Tommy Shorten and
Charley Maybood. Munroe '.'-lk-d
troubled as he sat in his corner. Both
of his eyes showed traces of recent
Slackening and altogether he seemed
to t irritable and nervous. While the
men were getting ready Joe Grim
made hia usual speech. Jim Jeffries
waa called upon to aay something, but
not remond. I
Munroe was only mildly received
when introduced, while Sharkey got a
rousing reception. There were at least
6,000 persona is the arena when the
gong clanged for the opening round. .
The fight commenced at 10:20 o'clock.
The conditions were Marquis of
Queenaberry rules, both men to pro
tect themselves at . all times. Bert
Crowhurst was the referee.
FIGHT BY BOUND Si
First round: Before Sharkey had
time to act, Munroe rushed fiercely.
With a straight left he jabbed Sharkey
on the mouth, bringing him to his
knees , against the ; ropes. Sharkey
came back and' made a hard swing.
The blow went wide of its mark by at
least a foot and a clinch followed.
Munroe then feinted and -drew Shar
key into a lead, but the sailor guarded
himself and there was nothing doing.
Munroe went in and squashed Sharkey
under the heart. As Sharkey broke
away he let go a swing. Munroe
ducked and clinched. Then they faced
each other again, Sharkey rushed and
swung the right. The blow caught the
miner clean on the jaw and Munroe
went down. He was dazed and mud
dled and did not seem to know whei'e
he was. He aiose weakly on one
knee and looked about his in a vacant
sort of way, but he finally pulled him
self together and by judicious clinch
ing staved Sharkey off till the end of
the round. ' 1
Second, round: Sharkey, began the
round, with a rush. He was as wild
a a hawk and fell all over himself.
He tried to reach Munroe with a
swing, but the miner came in close ana
broke the speed of the punch. Shar:
key, despite his Ineffectual attempts to
lead, kept boring in. Every time he
did so Munroe 'would stab him in the
face with' the left. Then when fcuar
key would try to feint Munroe nailed
him under the heart with ;tb right.
Sharkey was very unsteady and
pushed Munroe to the ropes. In doing
this Sharkey slipped, almost precipitat
ing himself through the . ring. - . . Near
the close of the round Munroe swung
on Sharkey's eye, which rattled the
sailor, and he swung in longshoreman
fashion. Munroe, on the other hand,
was careful and gauged Sharkey carefully..-
. Third round: Sharkey "was careful
in the third. He guarded himself bet
ter and timed his rushes. But some
how he could not get away from Mun
roe's left Munroe poked him three
times in succession without. a return
Sharkey directed his attention to - the
miner's jaw, but Munroe danced away,
and every tirne Sharkey rushed be fell
all over himself. One time he caught
Munroe' around the legs to keep- from
going down. He also caught Munroe
suspiciously low, and the referee
promptly warned him. Sparring made
up the remainder of-the round.
... Fourth round: Munroe by this time
seemed to have Sharkey sized, up. His
first punch was a straight left on the
mouth. He came back with,,, a right
In the wind in return," After a clinch
Munroe missed a vicious left hook for
the jaw. The blow Just grazed Shar
key's cheek. - Sharkey then rushed,
but the best be could do was to ham
mer Munroe lightly on the ribs. Shar
key tried to be clever, but when Mun
roe Jabbed bim a couple of times he
waded in u his bid way. As a conse
quence he tripped several times. ; The
crowd laughed at his efforts, . Munroe
did not seem to hurt the -sailor, al
though he caught Tom twice on the
face. Munroe 'was smiling when tne
gong tolled, while Sharkey was nettled
and rubbed his nose, which appeared
to be sere, v
Fifth round: About half a minute
was wasted in this round by both spar
ring for an opening. .Munroe. was the
first to lead with the left and he shot
it on Sharkey's right eye, rasing a tiny
mouse" Sharkey aimed for .body, ' but
his punch was blocked. Munroe then
nailed. Sharkey under the heart The
punch . seemed forceful enough, but it
only caused tne sauor to come oacs;
for mpre. Sharkey sidestepped a
heavy left' and came back, landing
lightly on Munroe's head with a swing.
Munroe, kept landing hjs blows under
the heart and on the body. The neart
punches kept Sharkey in check and he
began to wince under tnem. Toward
the close of the round Munroe, who
hadvSbarfcey Ina position to hurt him,
let up. The crowd hissed, but it-was
apparent that it was not his fault He
looked to be tired from punching fcuar-
key. Sharkey went to his corner wob
bling. :vs; ,, ; :
Sixth round: A couple of left -abs
had Sharkey's face covered with gore.
Sharkey was full of grit and kept bor
ing in. , Munroe by this time appeared
to be confident and measured the sailor
skillfully. Sharkey depended on his
swing to end the scrap, but every time
he made a lead Munroe stepped in ana
in this wav Sharkey's swings . .went
around " MunToe's neck. Sharkey al
most went to the floor from a solid left
in the ribs. He steadied himself and
a minute later caught Munroe lightly
on the head. Sharkey was Inclined to
clinch, but Munroe shoved him off and
broke ground at every opportunity.
Sharkey missed a right for the body
and clinched in time to avoid a hvd
Jab on the mouth. Munroe then plant
ed the left on the eye and tried to
swing for the jaw. Sharkey ducked,
but ran into a left in the body. While
Munroe was endeavoring to shake
Sharkey out of a clinch the fight ended.
Both men were still strong, and the
sports regretted that the scrap could
not continue at least four rounds more.
GOOD BATTLE? TO-NIGHT.
Young Corbett and Dave Sullivan
meet In San Francisco to-night in a
twenty-Tound fight vat 130 - pounds,
weigh in at 6 o'clock. ' Corbett is an
overwhelming favorite in the betting,
ut Sullivan wired friends yesterday
that he would win decisively. Sulli
van sayg that the weight wijl help hlra
wondullYjfor'the reason that when
he mtfc. . ern at Iouisville itwo
years ago he had to weaken himself
to get down to the stipulated figures.
Ever since Corbett beat McGovem tne
first time, at Hartford, Sullivan, who
saw the mill, has been after a match
with the Denver pugilist Sullivan has
been training for several months and
will get into the ring in superb condi
tion. He is fast, clever and game, but
he ig inclined to lose his temper, and
in not a heavy puncher. At that If
Corbett is not fit and ready he may
find in the 'fighting Irishman" a
BOWKER WON'T FIGHT
Negotiations have been entirely cut
off between George Dixon and Jem
Bowker for a match, although for a
time it looked as if the pair would
come together. Bowker will not agree
to meet Dixon under any conditions,
but has decided to taka on Andrew
Tokell Instead. Though so date has
as yet been chosen, it is likely that the
pair will have it out some time next
month. Tokell, who was defeated in
this country by Harry Forbes, has an
nouced that he will fight Bowker for
the bantam championship of England.
His challenge was Immediately snap
ped up. All that remains now to make
the contest binding is the posting of
the' proper forfeits. Bowker has sug
gested that a side bet of $500 .hinge
on the outcome, a proposition which
Tokell at once agreed to.
JABEZ WHITE COMING
Everything is apparently settled for
the visit of Jabez White to this coun
try. White is at the head of the light
weight class in England, and his two
victories overSpike Sullivan and
other clever pugilists have establish
ed, his right to be classed among the
White's ambition is to fight Joe
Gans for. the .world's lightweight title,
but In doing ;so the foreigner will in
sist on the regular , weighing in. 1&3
pounds . at he j-lngIde. . . This Oans
cannot very well do without taxing
his strength: Should White fail to se
curing an engagement with Gans be
may open negotiations for a mill with
Young Corbett or Jimmy Brltt. White
has the ' greater of - confidence in his
ability and will back himself for any
amount- - .' ; '-
PEDLAR PALMER KICKS
Pedlar Palmer is sensitive.' oh the
question of being misquoted and often
U1 ' 1 J- i . .
gets Tils name into print seeking! cor
rftntinn fnv ISfTriAtliinn tho mtrrr hors
appeared in the newspapers detrimen -
tal to his Interest . Palmer recently
wrote to the - London Suortsman: - "I
see it stated In "the Sportsman that
Digger Stanley has beaten me. Such
Is hot the case. K The boot is on the
other leg. We met twice and I have
beaten him both times; and, what is
more, I think I can whip vhim twice
more if he cares to go against , me. I
hate to beanisquoted and I wish you
would state the fact." ". v -
WRESTLING VS. BOXING
,"You may get hard raps in boxing,''
says Frank Tyrrell, of Cincinnati,
"but what a pink tea It is to" wrest
ling! Years ago as the old-tjniers will
remember, I was both a boxer "and a
wrestler. . . ' : ..
"I met Jack Dempsey in the ring,
fought the best I knew how, and
took what the papers said was a great
beating. Dempsey was so pleased with
my fight that he took me out and
bought me a suit of clothes. '
"Well, that was boxing. , On anoth
er v occasion I ; wrestled Evan Lewis,
and what I got that night was equal
to eleven whalings by a pugilist Lewis
who was 40 pounds heavier than I
was, agreed ta ttbrow me in 15 mhi
utes. '-'. ;s:
"Strangle bold was supposed to be
barred, but after several minutes of
rough-and-tumble work, he got me by
the throat and gripped me till my eyes
stuck out, I was black in the face and
didn't know. What was happening.
With only one minute more to go," he
got me down.
"During that 14-minute session on
the mat Lewis strangled nie till my
throat was sore for weeks. He push
ed my face into the rough canvas and
than shoved it along till my nose, chin
and forehead were blistered. i
"He ground my chetst and knees into
the canvas till they were as burnt as
If held to a fire. He drove fils knuck
les; into my ribs as hard as a boxer
could send in ; a blow, and he didn't
have gloves on, either.
"On my part. I did what I could to
hand it back to him and that game
was wrestling, which Is considered a
mild and gentle sport compared with
pugilism." (Cincinnati Tribune.
ONE PLAYER DIES AND
ANOTHER SERIOUSLY ILL
Hanover, N. H., Feb 29. Henry J.
Hooper, .'07, Dartmouth's famous
football center, died early yesterday,
following an. attack of appendicitis,
for which an operation .was perform
ed at the Mary Hitchcock hospital last
r Hooper was 20 yearsi old. His home
was at Exeter, where" has mother
lives. At the close of the football
season last fall, he was chosen by
many critics ag the center for. the All
America football teiam.
HOLY CROSS PLAYER.
Worcester, Feb 28. Robert W.
Crotber, who played right tackle on
the Holy Cross football team last
fall, was taken to St Vincent's hospi
tal from Ms hotiae Saturday morning
suffering from a severe attack of ap
pendicitis. Crotber has attended
school until a few days ago," and
seemed to be in perfect health: Dur-
'ing the last few days, however, he
hia been confined to hiss home, but
nothing serious was looked for. Dr
Homer Gage of this city was sum
moned to his home early Saturday
morning ana ; ordered big removal . to
th hospital. He wag operated upon
yesterday afternoon. The nurses at
the hospital report ia successful oper
ation, and a speedy recovery is ex-
Crother In in his first year at Holy
Cross, and during the past football
season played a fast aggressive game
at right tackle, easily surpassing all
other candidates for 'the position.
His sudden illness caused sweat anxi
ety among the . students at the col
lege, as he 4S very popular.
Morl. Weod WJn n Skates.
MONTOLAIR, N. J., Feb. 29. Mor
Tim Wood, amateur skating champion.
In the races at Verona lake won two
of the principal -rents, in th two
mile handicap and the half mile open
Wood finished first, btit dropped out tn
the roil handicap when he found that
he could not catch the limit men.
There were serea tarters to the half
mfJ, Wood taking the lead for the
first lap, wtth E. Taylor and W. Stolta
close at his heels. Wood won easily
by five yards in 1 minute 32 4-5 sec
onds. Taylor finished second aad
Not in Connecticut League
uut tn acnooi League-
This City However is
At the annual meeting of the Con
necticut Interscbojastie baseball
league, which. was held at the Hotel
Garde, in New Itaven, on Saturday,
the Waterbury High school was ad
mitted to fill the vacancy caused by
the withdrawal of Willimantic. The
league now consists of the following
teams: Meriden, - Watetbury, New
Haven and Bridgeport, western divis
ion; New London, Norwich, Clinton
and Middletown, eastern division. The
Meriden Journal says of Waterbury' s
admittance:. , Waterbury High school
wasvfinally admitted, after much de
bate over that ; school's reputation for
- . roughness,' . during which President
Bernstein, of Meriden, read Water-
bury's plea for admittance and her
promise to be good now that Principal
Wilby has taken athletics in hand.
Waterbury students feel incensed 'at
this charge of roughness upon the
part of the local school. They claim
that Meriden, Bridgeport and other
teams, which were in the Connecticut
Interseholastic football league, are
still ore because their school won the
championship of the league three
years in succession and the handsome
Yale cup. These teams were never
1 ble to swallow that bitter pill. They
still feel, the effects pf it. Two teams
had yon the cup twice and their pros
pects of winning it for the third time
was rosy. But Waterbury butted in and
snatched away the much desired tro
phy. ' Then Meriden raised the cry of
"ringers" a cry for which there was
no' foundation. Waterbury complied
with every rule of the league during
the three years in which she won the
championship. , . . ;
As for -accepting admission into the
baseball league, the matter . is unde
cided as yet The local' school would
like to join but may not be able owing
to certain circumstances. ' The worst
feature of the situation - is that
there are no suitable grounds where
the game may be played. The Driv
ing park Is far from the city and more
people would sneak into the games
than pay in. The expense would be
considerable. Principal, Wllby said
this morning that the lack of grounds
was the principal drawback. w The
matter of Joining the league, however,
would be .considered.; - , v : - :,f
IN MAJOR LEAGUES '
New York1, Feb. 29. Among , the
persons most, interested in the major
baseball leagues this promises to be
a., very... busy week, " President Ban
Johnson, of the American League, ar
rived at the Fifth Avenue Hotel last
night and this noon he convened the
annual schedule meeting of his league.
The annual schedule meeting of the
National League 'will begin at the Vic.
toria ' Hotel twenty-four hours ? later
and from present indications there
seems to be little doubt that both or
ganizations will adopt non-conflicting
schedules for playing dates for the
coming season. . . :"
i As soon as President Johnson arriv
ed he was met by C. A. Comiskey, of
the Chicago American "League club, C.
W. Somers, of Cleveland, and T. J.
Loftusjt of the Washington club. To
gether, with these three and J. Hector
Clemes, "of the W'ashington club, pres.
ident Johnson held a brief conference"
after which Johnson announced that
he had appointed a new committee on
schedule consisting of Frank J. Far
rell, of this city, C. Al Comiskey, of
Chicago, and S. W. Somers, of Cleve
land. In addition t? this he said that
he had selected the same three, repre
sentatives to act as a committee on
rules and that the meeting would be
gin promptly at noon , to-morrow. k.
roof old Waterbury was once more
given the go-by. Never mind, Brass
town. The highest compliment that
can be paid a city is to say that it will
not stand for Connecticut League
baseball. Springfield News.
The "change the name of" the
league" idiot is once more getting
busy. He is found doing business at
the same old jstand every spring. Fun
ny bow he seems to labor under the
delusion that it makes a pile of dif
ference under what name the Con
necticut .League .does business.
Everyone knows that it is the
"O Rourke League," and nothing
else. Call it the "Fiji" League or the
"Oshkosh" League, the fact remains
that O'Rourke is the whole shooting
match. If those bright .individuals
who are , worrying . themselves thin
over what'the league should be called,
would only bend their energies to in
stituting some real reform, like se
curing good umpires, for instance, the
dinner-pail orgaization would be bet
ter off. Springfield News.
The following tips are fr6m the
Meriden Journal writer; ,
Wouldn't Waterbury be really bet
ter for the league than Worcester?
Has anyone heard where Mickey
Delaney is going? With Terry Rog
gers on second Norwich will not need
If Tracy gets Bert Daly, George
Hemming, Ira Thomas, Harry Truby,
and half of the others talked Of there
will be nothing to it but Hartford.
Wonder if Jim O'Rourke will skick
against Canavan leaving New Haven
snd going to Worcester? He kicked
like $ steer at the thought of the Hart,
ford team being transferred.
If Worcester gets in it is quite like
ly that a trip schedule will have to be
adopted. It would be costly to be
jumping from Bridgeport to Worces
ter for one game and then back to
New Haven, and then up to Spring
field and so on.
Is this talk about Canavan leaving
New Haven on the level or merely a
scheme to make the New Haveners
come to time with a ground or the
price to buy out?
31 ew York Bm lat 6W lVtw,.
NEW YORK, Feb. 29. Brooklrne
(Mass.) swimmers vanquished the ex
perts of the New Tor Athletic club In
a match race in the letter's natatottum.
Harry jjt Moyne made a new twenty
Ave yard record, the time being 12 1-6
Two Games Played at Y. M
C. A. Gymnasium-
Game Was Fast and
One Was Very Slow.
? A large crowd witnessed the basket
ball games at the Y. Mf C. A. gym
nasum on Saturday night The Moni
tors and1 the Nutmegs were the oppos
ing teams and the former won the
game by the decisive score of 20 to 7.
Owing to the one-sldednes the game
was dull land uninteresting.' The line
up and summary: v
Nutemgs. ' ' Monitors,
H. G. Littlejohn forward. ..E Johnson
J. Constantino .forward. F. C. Jaeger
X A. Litlejohn, center. Gl R. Selby, C
TJsoskin ....... guard. ..... J. Hayes
J. Goley guard J. -C. Spiere
Score Monitors 20, Nutmegs 7;
goals from floor, Jaeger 7, Johnson 3,
H. G Littlejohn 2; goals from fouls,
H. G. Ldttlejohn 3; ref eree, F. J. Dan-
aher; urnph-e, M. L. Martus; scorer
and timer, F. J. Trowbridge.x
SECOND GAME BEST.
The second game was a direct con
trast to the first It was finely play
ed and and the teams wcre evenly
matched. Brilliant work was done by
the players of both teams. It was
either team's contest until the whistle
was blown for the end of the game.
The score was 16 to 15 la favor of
the Business Men.' The lineup:
Eagles. . ; - Business Men
R. Hannesran' .forward. Dr Marararraff
.-r-- ' (Capt)
J. Roeersi. center. ........ A flonk
H. McKeon ...center... W. S: Curtis
G. A. Smith ....guard ..H. Sanderson
Score Eagles 15. Business Mn 1G:
goals from floor, Curtis 3, McKeon 2,
Haunegan 2,' Marjreraff 2. Sanderson
2, Smith 1, Roger 1; goals from fouls.
McKeon 1, Curtis 3. Cook- 1.
f 0 ; BUSINESS MEN LEAD, ;
By its victory -on Saturday night the
Business Men's team has again as
sumed the leadership ih the Y. M. C.
A. basketball league, as its rivals, the
Crescents, had la night offand did not
play on Saturday. There have been
many close . races for the champion
ship at the Y. M. C. A., but the pres
ent one Is closer, and more interest
ing than' those in the past .
Business Men ,
Monitors .... .
...,12 4 ..75X)
....11 0 4 .733
....8 7 .533
... . 4 11 .266
... 3 12. .200
$m GAME TO-MORROW NIGHT
- The Star basketball
Springfield High school will play the
Waterbury High school team at the
local y. m. C. A. gymnasium to-nior-row
night. The Snrinsrfielrl : am i
one of the best High school teams in
this part of the country and will be a
big feather in Waterbury's cap if she
succeeds in defeating the Massachu
setts boys. Tbe expense in bringing
the Springfield tean here is consider
able and the game, therefore, . should
be well patronized. A nrelmiinarv
gamwillbe played, between the Ster-
nng ijive ana tne independents of the
Y. M. C. A. . ' .: i.
TIPS FROM THE FIELDS
. OF THE HANDICAPS.
California turfmen say that Mike
Daly's Claude will win the Brooklyn
handicap .this year, carrvinir as h will
only 105 pounds. Claude 'was a fam
ous 3-year-old last season and went
through an extraordinary hard cam
paign. Since the first of the year ' he
has won several thousands of dollars
for his owner, his most recent triumph
being in the Palace Hotel handicap at
InglesJde. He is slated to carry top
weight in the, Montgomery handicap
at Menipnis, but he will hardly start,
as Daly intends to ship the horse east
in a very snort time. Those who saw
Clatide, with 122 pounds, run second
in the $10,000 Burns handicap recent
ly have expressed the opinion that he
will be one of the greatest handicap
horses on the American turf this sea
son. He, will pick up a feather )n the
Suburban a well as in the Brooklyn.
Woodford Clay, the young Kentuck-ian-who
had a very' successful season
in the east last year, incidentally sell'
ing the crack filly Lady Amelia to 13.
R. Thomas for $17,500, has shipped
thirteen horses to the Nashville track.
Mr Clay will race at Louisville, La
tonia, Harlem and Washington -rkf
afterwards coming to Saratoga to fin
ish nip the season on the Jockey club's
tracks, lie ha.s some splendid looking
2-year-olds, including a full brother to
Macy, .a full brother to Sir Oliver," . a
half brother to Leo Lake, a half sister
to Lady Amelia, a full sister to Jim
Inez, and a half sister taJTwo Bits and
Firing Line. "
Captain S. S. Brown, the Pittsburg
millionaire turfman, has $50,000 worth
of thoroughbreds stabled at Memphis.
He has a, formidable lot of 3-year-olds
and will try to make a, clean sweep of
the derbys in various parts of the west.
He "will start Auditor, a son of Esher,
in the Crescent City derby ou March
12. Conjuror and Proceeds, who will
probably carry the Brown colors in the
Tennessee derby, have already bpen
made favorites Jfor that event. The
Sir Dixon filly Audience is favorite
for the Tennessee Oaks and is consid
ered a coming world "beater. Captain
Brown will have a big string of 2-year-olds
in the east as usual this year in
the care of Trainer Bob Tucker, who
has succeeded the veteran Peter Wim
mer. Entries for the $5,000 Excelsior
handicap, to be run on the first day of
the spring meeting at Jamaica, wfll
close to-morrow at , midnight. Nearlv
all of the best horses named already
for the Bennings and Carter handi
caps will be nominated for the Excel
sior, together with representatives of
some Of the larger racing stables. Sec
retary Edwards of the Metropolitan
Jockey club says that all of the Ja
maica stakes will fill even better than
they; did last spring.
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