Detroit Free Press from Detroit, Michigan on April 13, 1890 · Page 19
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THE "DETROIT FREE PRESS: SUKDAY, APRIL IB, 1890. 19' IjSETTIKG 1XT0 GOOD SHAPE. Ihe Detroits Beat the Youngstowns : - Very Thoroughly. scHF.nci.rc OF GAMES AURAXGED B" THE MICHIGAN STATE LEAGUE. Jlecker is Champion Ho.-.vy Weight Wrestler of the D. A. C. . jHSffUASKOUS ASSOKIMKST OF IXTKEKSTIXO SPORTING SKWS. SPORTING TOPICS. ' Abont the time that the American Association taKes its final journey up Saline Creek, it wiil probably realize that Sunday base ball isn't wanted in the United States. That evil, coupled with other laxities, has brought the association to Jits present hunibie condition. The association at one time had au excellent opportunity to put itself on a footing where it could divide boners with tlie National I.eascue. Its cities were populous and enthusiastic, its teams stnms and prospects fari"ht. Hut it would have Sunday bail, beer in thtTstands. and permitted the players to conduct themselves on the field about as they pleased. The organization soon became known as the rowdy association." and its downfall soon came. Today it is but a shadow of what it formerly was. but stUl oHnjis to the evils on which it was wrecked, and will eventually batter it to shreds. The outloolt for the association is very blue. Already the members "f the Toledo club have beeu placed under arrest for Sunday filayliiff. and a like coarse will be pursued In Syracuse. Hochester and other cities of the circuit. A larite proportion ot the brotherhood players are in favor of Sunday base ball, and it seems probable .they will cai ry their point. The National League has always set its face against Sunday ball, and insisted on discipline on and otf the field. This is the reason the Rational League possesses the respect and couti-detxe of the public, Lnthaiu. the clownish St. Louis player, is noted for his matrimonial troubles. In his numerous divorce suits he has employed a youns attorney of St. Louis named D. Castleman Webb. Webb has brought Latham safely out of his many matri-monlal squabbles, but all bills for services have been repudiated by the "dude." Webb secured judsmeut airainst him several months aso. A few davs ago a small boy, carrying a box. and a biir mau appeared at the X.indel!. The man explained In a suave voice that the box, which was marked VAlrlie Latham, compliments of Gen. Castleman," contained a surprise for Latham, and he had promised to see it delivered iu the third baseman's room. The clerk ranc for the porter, and remarked that tne ball players were recelvimr many attentions. The biz man bowed and accompanied the porter to Latham's room. Once Inside, he turned on the astonished porter and said he would take possession of everything In tiie apartment. He farther explained that he was & constable, and the box was u "stiff." The officer then .packed all of Latham's fine clothes ana took possession. , , f it 6 o'clock the cay third baseman returned, and when he found out the horrible truth he swore larder than the army of Flanders. It was "too much for even his aeuial teroocr. He had .'nothing to put on. and was compelled to walk around in the corridor iu his base ball uniform, with the sarcastic words on his sweater; "We are ;tbe people." He did not Iuwe a shirt or a pair of "recks, but Coruiskey finally came to -his rescue, end he is now wearing a suit three sizes too bie. ' and his trousers are turned op three inches. The constable has possession of $500 worth of wearine, " gppBrei. Pedestrianlsm seems to be an uncertain sporL While Guerrero, tne Spaniard, was plodding around he Detroit Kink in the last race there he relieved bis mind by frequently venturing the wish that Howarth, the Englishman, were in the contest, and adding to a pitying sort of manner that he "would break Howartu's heart." Howarth was accused of cowardice, and lost standlns in this city. But if the Englishman was afraid to meet the Spaniard in Detroit, he wasn't in Pittsburg, and both started in the race that ended last night. Guerrero maoe a spectacle of himself andwasleft far behind. First ho claimed to havs been poisoned, and then asserted he had been severely injured by falling. As he continned to remain on the track, he couldn't have been poisoned, and certainlv not severely-injured. Tho true explanation :1s that the Spaniard hud not taken care of himself after the Detroit race, and finding the other men at Pittsburg in good shape and setting a terrible pace, decided to drop out. aud hence his encases; The Spaniard will no doubt try to get Into shape for the next meeting. Howarth has made a good showing in the race, but there were others more speedy than he. All tho best "peds" in the country will participate In a race at the Detroit rink next fall. The trapshooters are just now engaged in a discussion of plans to help the amateur shooters and promote a better attendance at tournaments. One writer In the American Field says: "At all shoots you can see a combination, and Invariably they run down the line first, second and third, and then they iusist on & shoot-off. There aro times when this fails, but It Is only when the cracks fail to shoot up to their usual standard. They are not satisfied with a small winning: they want it all. 1! they would let the young shooter (who has by mere chance got in for money) draw his portion and continue on is another match, the result would be that in the end they would have all the winnings. Yet it gives the yottug shooter pleasure that be has shot up pretty well and divided with some one. but very discouraging to be shot out in everything. Take any good shot, follow him as he goes to the traps. If at Inanimate targets, be has broken his bird before the young shooter could get his gun to bis shoulder (for the amateur usually holds his gun below the armpit. If not" below the elbow); if at live birds, he faces the traps, levels the gun almost to a shooting position, oolv the butt does not qnite touch the shoulder, and calls 'Pull,' and before the bird has taken two rlups he has brought it down by a wonderful shot and is congratulated on having made such a kill and 'so near the trap.' How much more deserving of applause is the shooter who stands with gun below the elbow and gives the bird a chance to get at full speed before he can bring it down." John K. Brooks, a Detroit shooter, has this to say: "Now. personallv. I would prefer to see a man at the trap hold his gun away lrom his shoulder and below his armpit. The old rule worked fairly well when the referee was able to see each shot and to note the position of the shooter. Sow, I would like to ask of your correspondents how many of them shot at five traps when the rapid firing system was used. I f you followed out the rule of gun below the armpit, you would have to have a referee for each shooter, hesides .another to referee birds, for the firing is so rapid no one, two or three men could, under any circumstances, keep tract of the meu's position or notico whether the gun stock was an inch loo high. And besides, what a kick there would be If the shoot was musing smoothly, to have it stopped and a long discussion begun ou the subject. "'Oh.' some oue says, we only use one. or maybe thr?e traps.' Thai's all right. The rule is not made for vou alone, but for some of the rest of us who shoot the rapid firing system, aud 1 may say that if you trv it ouce you will not go back to the old style. So 1 sav for one, let the rule of gun in any position rest as it is, for you can't Improve It. and when you go to a tournament just copy the position of the good shots and you will find no oc-tas'ou to complain." In the fourteen inch balk line, which was the style of play in the Chicago tournament, lines are drawn fourteen inches from the cushions. The Purpose of this division of the table sur.'ace is to Prevent rail nursing. Under the rules governing the game a player can only make two carroms while both of the object balls nre in any one ot the eight spaces next to the rail. On the second shotoae of theobieet balls must be driveu across the baik line: or, as a penalty, the player forfeits his turn at the cue to his opponent. v Iipu the two object enter anv one of the balk spaces the marker calls "in." When one or botli are sent out of the interdicted spaces the marker calls 'OUL" Often a player will drive one of the two object balls lrom a balk space, so that, in striking sti opposite cushion, it returns Into the same pace. Iu that case the marker calls "out and vj. ' J"ls "out and in" piav is one of tho strong features of the tame, and one that such masters of the cue asSchaefcraud Slossoa make frequent and prolonged use of. The game is not one that prevents nursing, bv any means. In fact, its most charming and remarkable feature Is in the nicr-veious skill and d'dif acv of execution with which the leading experts frequently place the two object baiis astride of the line fourteen inches awav lrom the cushion and amass great runs by such nursing as had not been dreamed of iu the philos-ODhy of billiards a dozen years ago. Geo. Shafer, the loquacious Individual who Played right field for Detroit last season, and who was unconditionally reieascd 111 March, is industriously telling people how glad he is to get aay from Detroit. He also as-crts that he had a hard time getting his release. Tlie fact is that he never rotea word to the lietroi: officials until after his fe.eiist.- was g: anted, and tl'eii a letter came asking for liU Viw. !i..,-,.i.,. tA tn "et frae'.hing for him. hut'noi a cent was hid. Shafer need bail player, but his ungovernable temper j ma kes him an undesirable man for any club. lie couldn 'i have played with the Detroits another season had he offered his services gratis. MATH. BASE BALL. Detroits Gcttitiir Into Shape. Youxgstown, O.. April 1-'. lSpecial.1 Six hundred people assembled at West Side Park this afternoon to see the Detroit Club pulverize the local team. The visitors played a brilliant game, the only error being a wild throw by .McCarthy, while tho Youngstown players put up a regular school-boy garqe. Smith was in tho box for the first five innings and his delivery was only soived for two hits, one being a two-bagger, made by Murray, a local player. Goodfellow was behind the plate 'and did good work. In tlie' sixth McCarthy and llanning took the points aud In two In nings tho home players touched McCarthy up for three hits. Manager Leadley then put Knauss in to see what he could do. In tho eighth he struck out three players, only oue reaching first on a base on balls. In the last inntnir he retired the side in one, two, three order. Virtue put up a brilliant game, while Huiin carried off the batting honors. It was tho tirst gunwi played by Youngstown this season, which accounts for the poor showiug. Capt. ' Donnelly received a telegram tonight statiug that his father was seriously ill, and left at once for New Haven, Ct. Ithue will play third, wliiio Goodfellow goes into the field. Manager Loadley feels blue over the loss of Donnelly, as he was anxious to make a good showing against Toledo ou Tuesday and Wednesday. Detroit plays here again Monday. .The score was: Youngstown. a.u. k. b.ii. P.O. .. E. Snvder. lb i 1 1 14 O n O'kourke.2b 3 0 0 311 Porter, e 1 0 0 2 11) Allen, e 1 1 0 0 r Waish. s. s 4 0 1 U 4 U Young. 3b 4 0 U 1 Glason. c. f. I 0 U 2 1 0 Murray. I. f a 0 1 0 0 1 Barnes, r. f 3 0 1 :S 0 0 iJoty, p 1 1 u 3 " Payne, p 1 U 0 u 3 0 SO A.M. 5 24 IS 11 U. J'.O. A. K. 2 2 o 0 12 3 0 2 1 3 0 Detroit. Wheeiock. s. s Higgius. 2b Donnelly. 3b Campau, r. f Goodfellow, c Batining. c Virtue, lb Smith, p McCarthy, p Knauss. u Kline, c. f Hulin, I. f 0 0 . . 4 .. 1 Totals 43 10 15 27 14 1 Innings 1 2 3 4 5 0 7 S 9 Youngstown 0 0000 3 00 0-3 Detroit 0 0 9 2 1 0 2 2 "-10 Kuns Wirned Detroit. 5. Two-base hits Campau. Snyder. Murray. Sacrifice hits Rhue, Goodfellow. Stolen bases-higgins, Dounelly. Hulin 3. Double plays Donuellv, iiiggins aud irtne. Bases on balls By Smith, 1: by McCarthy, 1: by Knauss. 1; by Doty, 2. Hit by pitched ball-Higgius, Dounelly. Struck out By Doty, 3: by Hayue, 1; bv Smith. 2: by Knauss, 3. Passed balls-Porter, 1; Allen, 1. Time-2:!0. Umpire -Weils. ATHLETIC. Meeker is Champion. The heavy weight wiestiiug championship of theD. A. C. has been decided, and Halpn Meeker holds the medal. It wiil be remembered that Koberts, owing to au injury, was obliged to forfeit the medal to Meeker a short time ago, but the latter, in true amateur spirit, declined to hold it on . such terms aud left it open to competition for sixty duys. ltoberts challenged, and the struggle came off last night. It was a most spirited affair. J. It. II. Wagner was referee. The conditions were best two iu three falls, strangle barred. After a very interesting struggle of twelve minutes and thirty seconds Meeker secured the first fall. The usual, breathing spell was taken, and then the athletes went at it again. They were soon ou their knees, with Koberts on top. He took a half Nelson and began to turn his man over. Meeker went over without resistance, bridged and. catching Roberts off his guard, grasped him suddenly and rolled him on his back, gaining the second tall and match iu thirty seconds from the call of J. ft. H. Wagner holds the middle-weight medal, also bv reason of forfeit. At their recent meeting Wagner gained one fall from Chope, and the latter failed to appear at the time set for the next meeting. Wagner left the medal open to competition, aud Chope has challenged. The meeting will occur at the D. A. C. gymnasium next Friday nighu Clrone will hava to win two falls in successiou to get the medal. In addition to this meeting there will be a diversified athletic entertainment. Record Breaking at tho Championship Meeting iu ISoston. ,,j Bostox, April 12. Tlie second annual indoor championship meeting of the Amateur Athletic Union was held in Mechanics' Building this afternoon aud evening under the auspices of tho Boston Athletic Association. The first event was the seventy-five yards' dash, and the final heat was won by Carey In the fast time of 7 4-3 (the record is 7-ki): A. H. Green, H. 4 A., was second. The COO yards' ruu was won bv W. C. Dohn. New York A. C. In 1:18 2-5. lu the standing broad junin. Croak jumped IU feet 5 inches, and closely approached the record. George R. Gray. Ji. . A. w broke his own record, which was the world s record, in putting the shot by 194 inches. Hispre-vious record was 33 feet lO inches. In the pole vault for distance, toe record was completely smashed. M. H. Green, of Harvard, won at 20 feet, 4V. Inches, 2 feet, inches better than the best previous record. F. J. Hasp. 51. A. C, second at 23 feet 4 inches (also beats the recordl. and W. G. Irwin, Tn-A. C. third at 24 feet SM Inches (leads the record). In the putting of the weight for higbt, .1. Mitchell. X. J. A- C. broke the world's record of 13 feet, held by himself, making a record of lo feet 2 inches. THE TURF. Facts Ahout Detroit and Other Michigan Cities. The following interesting information regarding i this city and others in the state is taken from the Chicago Horseman: "The present Detroit Driving Park hasa history that if DUtin type would make interesting reading, as over it the mouarchs of the trotting and pacing turf have met In honorable contention. It is oue of the oldest race courses in tho west, and tirst became knowu to the -turf world as Haintramck track, named after a gallant soldier who served tiis country well in the early years of the reputdic. Among the first races that ever took place over it were two matches under saddle between the pacers Cow Driver aud .Nelly, both won by the tirst named. This was in 1S33. when Michigau was a comparative wilderness. Five years niter the coining queen of the trotting turf. Flora leniple, defeated Prince in a match race of mile heals, winning in 2:3Ua, 2:34. The next memorable contest ou this track was in August, lsoli. when Dexter beat George M. Patchen, Jr.. afterwards known as California Patchen. in a match race for sl.ioo. trotting the fastest heat in 2:23K.. During the war trotting languished at Detroit, although in tho desultory racing held there many noted performers of the day. such as Billy Harr, 2:23ij: Hay Prince. Burr Oak and the pacer Dun Mahoncy. 2-21U, contended over its track. V, ith the resumption of trotting llamtramck track fell hito Hue with new life ana took its place as oue of the olil institutions of the racing world. Over it, under the old regime and ihe new organization known as tho Detroit Driving Club, no less than sixty-four trotters and pacers mude thiMr best Rec ords These performers include the trotters Gold Hli'" 2:1S; lirudrvx. 2:1': Orausu Hoy. 2:1SJ: Sevniour Ifaile. 2:lli: Wilton. 2:1'.'!,!; Prince i.. .-t.: ri, e,v v-ori'jiiiizea rseiro i iwiiie Ciub was a member of the grand circuit, offering 21 000 in putses. the largest amount hung up by any member that year. This was tlie first ui.d only time tiie City of the ttraits was In membership with the grand circuit, aitnough it stib-seoueutlvhas been a virtual link in tne erne, chain of meetings, nlwavs taking the week preceding the opening at Cleveland. "due of the chief conservators of harness racing in the Peninsular state is Saginaw, tvhose his-tory dates buck to the early seventies. CHer the old track contended the trotting and pacing stars such as Goldsmith Maid. Hams. America On I, Kobcrt McGregor. Hopeful. Belle Hamlin, b-.iflalo Girl. Little Brown Jug. liiclibail. and the great i Johnson, which began his liri naiii "!?;' lu lS the new track was inaugurated with i measure of success that has never deserted it. In all skty-eight trotters and pacers naie niaue mci. bet records over the two tracks at Saginaw, anu include the well-known performers . J'rf 2:18: Bodiue, 2:1: St. Flmo. 2: 14 : Kanss Chief. 2:21h. and the pacers J-.uiina. 2:lbt.. JUOi tock.jaiH; Billy Scott. 2:21.4. aud Country Oiri. "Di' lSS9 the Saginaw Valley stake of S3.0W was opened by the Union Driving Park Association, a d was won bv Tariff after a close fivc-l.eal con- 111 . . 1 . .,:iu. i il.V.,1 Him Stjir l.UV lllld K-fereuce. There were eleven starters, the llow-er'of the 2:&i class, and fair average tune was made. The Saninaw Valley stake is renewed for 1S90 under precisely the same conditions, nanielj , S200 entrance to the guaranteed stake of stw, for horses eligible to the 2:28 class at the date of S200 entrance to the gna for horses eligible to the ioi.O,ir. ".:m omestie. z:aiK.: Almoin. -:-i: i.ilaireen. Little Joe, 2:2IU: and the pacers . I 2:19: Duplex. 2:1,: Joo J-. -:!; i Kitty CWStUSi: Lillian Lime Muck. .v.i-j. il.fir!,ti; 'JrlOto. closing. April 15. The association nl-o follows Detroit's lead and makes tho first nay ui the meeting a lire iliiy. , ., , -n "Michigan's trolling ami pacing circuit or me members offers $W0 in purses and stiues i...r the bummer series of nicc-Iinc:-. commencing .it.v IT to Lt) at Three Itivors. ending at .a:;ii an, J"v Jutois. The events on the cards of the .:ist lot., members are nnuoar.ced this week, and L-nginnw is to follow with a programme unsurpassed lu .:u history. ' . , . ,.. ic Three Klvcrs offers $1A0 for .MO, -:4", S:33 and free-for-all trotters a::i! -:o0 payers. !-tr ies 10 close Juno 10. Hillsdale puts up ?!,'- 'J tor 3:10, 2:30, -i37. S:S5 and 2:50 trotters, 2:40 alto -i pacers, and a half-mill) race for rnnneis. n are also three stakes lor 5. 3 and 4-ycar-o.!:. entries closing May 1. Kiitrlcs to purse racts close Juue 21. Jackson gives $t.:w for i':i0. ::., 2:27 and 3:10 trotting classes, 2:24 and 2:.10 pacers, and a guaranteed stake of SI. CM for 2:30 trotters eligible Arril If-, subscriptions to winch c ose 12. Willi 523 the first payment. Grand l.nwos ofivfs the same amount as Jackson for 3:00. 2:2i, 2::ir, free-for-all and 2:40 liottets. with a guaranteed stake of Sl.OuO for 2:20 trotters, conditions tho same as at Jackson, aud the 2:30 autl 2:1. pacers. , The Memphis Running; Meeting. Memphis, Tens., April li The races at Montgomery Park openea to-day. The first race, six furlong!-, was won bv Deer Lodge lu 1:1. )... J he .econd race, for 2-yoar-olds, half a mile, was won bvlthace in 52 seconds. liouesptcrro won the Tennessee Derby, one aud one-eighth miles, in 2 minutes. Fourth race, one mile, Itoaz won in 1:40)4. Pan King came in lirst in the fifth nice of three-quarters of a mile: time. I :lTUi.. Sixth race, steeplechase, short course; Calallne lirst in 4:Ui. Tlie San Francisco Spring Meeting. San Tbancisco. April 12. The spring meeting of the Pacific Coast Wood Horse Association opened hero to-day. First race, handicap, one ami one-sixteenth miles-A I Farrow won: time, 1:1814. Second race-half mile Vairy won: time. 411 seconds. Third race, three-fourths of n mile--Applause won: time. 1:1.'. Fifth race, one aud one-fourth miles Plambeau won; time, -:w. THE STATE LEAGUE. Dates Agreed on for :i Kin Club T.ene;iie. The season of the Michigan Suite League will open May 10 and close September IS. the western clubs opening al home. The Heach ball was adopted, a very advantageous contract having been made. Traveling expenses will bo .-qua ized r.motlg the clubs. Jackson and Itsiltie Creek have the option of entering the league by the 20th lust. Following is the schedule: OHAXU RAPIKS-AT HUME. With Manistee June 7. 9. 10; Is, 19. July 20, 21. August 20. 21. 2-'. With Mnskegou-.lune 4. 3. tl. July 11, 12. August 7. 8. September 12. IS, 14 With Lansing-May 10, 11.12. July 2, 3,20,20. August 27. 2S, 23. With KlInt-.Mav 13. 14. 15. July 4, two games. Julv29. 30. September 2. 3. 4. With Port Huron-May id. 17. Is. July a, ti; .., 23. August SO, 31. September 1. ..MAXISTEE AT HOME. With Grand Kapida-May 19. 20, 21. July ., 8. August 2. 3. September!). 10. 11. With Muskegon .May 23. 24. io. July 9. 10. Augusts, li. September 13. 10. 1.. .With Lansing-May W. 14. h. July 4, two games. July 29, 30. September 2. :.. 4. With Flint-.May 10.17. IS- July u, 0: 27, 2s. August 30. 31. September 1. With Port Huron-May 10, 11. 12. July 2. 3; 2u. 20. August 27. 2S, 29. MUSKEGON AT HOME. With Grand Itapids-June 14, iu. 17. June 30 and July 1. July 31 and August 1. September o. 0 and S. With Manistee-Juuc 11, 12. 13:20. 21. July 23, 24. August 23. 23 and 26. With Lansing-May III. 1.. lb. July a. (.; 27, -S. August . 31. September 1. Wish Flint-May 10. 11, 12. July 2. J; 2n, 20. August 27. 2S and 2'J. , With Port Huron May 13. 14. In. July 4, two games. July 29, :)0. September 2, 3 and 4. J.AXSINO -AT HOME. With Crand itapids May 20, 27, 2S. June 23, 21. Julv 14. 13. August 9. II. 12. With Manistee Mav 29. 30 two games. June 25. 20. July 10. 17. August 13. 14. 15. With Muskegon-May 31. June 2, 3: 27, 2 July IS. 19. August 10. 17. IV. With Flint-May 23. 24. 25. July 11. 12. August 7. S. September 10. 17. lt. With Port Huron June 11. 12. 13: and July 1. July 31, August 1. September 0. S. fl.IXT-AT HOME. With Grand ltapids-May 29, and two games 30. Juue 25. 20. July 10. 17. August 13. 14, 15. With Mauistee-May 31. June 2. 3. June 27. 28. Jnlv IS. 19. August 10. 17. 19. With Muskcgon-Mav 20. 27. 28. June 23. 24. July 14. 15. August 9. 11. 12. With Lansing-June 14. 16, 1.. Juno 20, 21. July 23. 24. August 23, 25, 20. With Port Huron-May 19, 20, 21. July ,.8. August 2, 4. September 9. 10. 11. POUT HURON AT HOME. With Grand ltapids-May 31. June 2, 3. June 27, 2S. Jiuy 18, 19. August 10, IS nud 19. With Manistee-May 211. 27. 2j. June 23, 24. Julv 14, 15. August 9. 11 and 12. With Muskegon -Mav 29 and two games on the 30th. June 25, 20. July 10, 17. August 13, 14 aud With Lansing-June 4. 3. 0. July 9, 10. August 5. 0. September 12. 13, 15. With Flint-June 7. 9, 10: IS, 19. July 21, 22. August 3ft, 21 and YACHTING. A Xcw Second-Class Yacht for Detroit. There Is a new Richmond in the field which will serve to make the yachting season of ISM more in teresting. 13. A. Dav;s has purchased a second-class yacht and will drop her among the Detroit fleet. The new comer is the Mary Palmer, and he was purchased at Cleveland. She will be brought toDetroit about June 15. She closely resembles the City of the Straits. Capt. McLcodihas men at work getting the City of the Straits into shape for tho season's work. Toledoans talk of buying the City of the Straits. They can't purchase Detroit's crank yacht with the same commodity with which they built two yachts last winter wind. S. Dow Klwood aud Albert Ives. Jr.. have hcen mentioned for tne position of commodore of the Michigan Yacht Club. JOHN COLLINS. Will he Tendered n Complimentary J to no fit. The many friends of John Collins, D. A. C. trainer, have decided to give him a benefit, and it will occur at a date yet to be selected In one of the Detroit theaters. As to the quality of the entertainment to be provided, it It is sufficient to sav that Hubert Wright will arrange, the programme, and he asserts tnat it will eclipse the one recentlv held in the Detroit Kink. It is probable the Collins benefit will occur about the middle of next mouth. HAND BALL. A Tournament nt the Al. A. A. Club House. Hand ball is a sport that promises to become very popular with Detroiters. It has already secured a firm footing here, and this week a tournament will begin at M. A. A. club noue. This contest is a scratch one. and is open to members of the cluu only. The entries close Wednesday, April 10, and thu play will begin the following day and continue to tho close. Hand bull is verr similar to racquets, the hand being used in the former game. This is the first hand bail tournament ever held In Detroit, aud will no doubt attract a great deal of Interest. THE RING. A Desperate IVIzo Fight. SPHiNfiFiF.i.i, li.r... April 12.-A short but desperate priic light took place near this city last night Th luggers were Martlu Brophv. a local pu-ilist or soioc note, and Jimmy Bates, who came here a few davs ago from California, liri--pliv had the best of the fight from the start and laid out his antagonist ill the fifth round with a blow In tl.e neck. Hates was brought bucc to town in an insensible condition with blood running from his nose, mouth aud cars. The light lasted seventeen minutes. PEDESTF1IANISM. The Pittsburg Go-its-yoii-flense Ttnce. PiTTfcBUitu. Pa.. April )2.-Tlie international six-days' walking match closed to-night. Tlie attendance was large throughout the week ana tne winner received several thousand dollar-. 'j:e score at the close was: Herts', 553 miles, 14 laps: Moore, 530-9: Hughes. 521-1; -Noremac, 501; liowarth, 478-13; lloran, 170-7. feigns of Springtime. Going north. licunesy (Kan.) Courier. SPORTING NOTES. Interesting Collection of Odds and Euds of Sport. Work on the M. A. A. tennis courts will be com menced this week, and it is expected they will be tl.e best iu the state. At U'.-susviile: HvansvilK'. 9: Louisville. 4. Me Glono is playing third base for the Denvcrs. IiidianaV'Olis will join the Indiana State League. Joe Walsh, of Port Huron, is Iu Detroit looking around for players. .US:. Louis-Chicago Brotherhood, 11; Cleveland Brotherhood, 4. ihef). A. C. n--d University ball clubs will meet hi tins city May 10. Corhctt and McCaffrey will go four rounds at Erookiyu Monday nighi. Toronto bicvc'.i.-ts are rutting forward a scheme for on international toau A twentv-inile. go-as-voti-ploaso race comes off at Webber's Hall. Monday ni.'lit. Walters aud West .ill plav pool, best II in 21 games. 525 a side, at OUi Grand liiver avenue, Monday night. Oscar Siiuipson has placed n young mare by Waveriy in Charles i ;.iuntlclt's s:able, at Milan, Mich., 10 be developed. The Toledo Coinnicrcirtl is of the opinion that there is a sprinter in that town who cau beat 100 yards in eleven sccoiuls. Mike Morrison, the pitcher, says he has stopped drinking loiever. I exchange. What sort of a decoction is this "forever:" Charles M. Smith, of Karlville. III., will officiate as starting judge at the trotting meeting at Uniou Park, Saginaw, Mich., in July. In tlio struggle for the amateur championship of America each club will ho required to pay two umpires to officiate on llu? home grounds. W. S. Hull. Grand Itapids, Mleh., bought of George K. I.rown. Aurora, ill., the Cleveland bay stallion Almoin. He will stand in Michuiau. A female walking match is announced for the Detroit Kink. May 12. under the management of Cbas. Welch. The match is to be a six-day, go-as-you-please. Doremus. one of Wheeling's catchers, ruined his thruwing arm by dosing It with a beeswax liniment. It is very stUT, aud Ills ball-playing career is uver for some lime. The most heats ever won by a trotter were cap-turod bv Goldsmith Maid, she having 332 heats better than 2:30 to her credit. She wou during I lier turr career S31X),0ia!. D. W. Heath, of l'ontiac. Mich., has sold through B. I', Kiwno.l. same place, the mare Iitly Herr, by Mambnno !!"', to W. r. ltedmoo, of New York City, for i'W). The largest racing yacht that has been built in America tlie pa-t winter has been launched at Bostou. It was the sixty-foot cutter Wayward, owned by Mr. David Scars. Kd Cull, the crack second baseman, who played with Saginaw hist season, is in the city. He will hold down second for Manistee this season and will report about the 20th. The American Association season begins April 17, and the National League and brotherhood on April 19. nest Satur-Iay. The international League games begin .May 1. It. S. Garmendia. of New York, Is the champion amateur racquet player of the United States, lie having defeated Koxhall Keeuc, of Bos-ton. the previous champion. A base ball club composed of deaf mutes of Buffalo will play the drat mutes of Hamilton at that citv on the 24th of May. A league of deaf mute clubs has been formed In Canada. A pony marc belonging to Denman Thompson, of Kcene. N. 11.. foaied a colt recently. It stands only I we nty-eigut inches high. The mare is forty-seven inches high and weighs about 300 pounds. HankO'Day. Danny lliciiardson and Kd Crane secured board for tlie summer yesterday. New York Worid. This is tiie most startling bit of information since "Mike" Kelly signed a contract. Secretary Steiner. of tiie American Trotting Aa-sociatiou. announces that tne Jfoaru of Appeals will meet at the Sherman House. Chicago. III.. May 0. There is a small docket aud no sensational cases. The board of managers of the Amateur Athletic Union relused to ai icpt Malcom Ford's entry, aud reported that he be doom red from union games mil il he disprove tho charges of professionalism. Tlie Young American Base Ball Club has reorganized for the coming season. The officers are: Treasurer, A. Unsold; manager. K. Sterling; captain. F. Joslj u. 'Ihe members are from 13 to 15 years of age. Nines selected from the main and superintendent's ollices ol Parke. Davis .V Co.. played a very Interesting game yesterday afternoon, the score ending 12 to 9, in favor of the superintendent's office. First came of the season. The Scud Is under repair at Hepburn's and wili soon be out. She has beeu rebuilt aud wiil be tlie handsomest, if not tlie nest, boat in the fleet tiiis summer. She will be sailed by Cunt. Krney and the same crew as last year. LToledo Commercial. A Texas firm of broncho raisers is negotiating for a world's championship broncho race. The distance will be between liny and 3(0 miles and Mexican and southwestern horsemen have been requested to enter. The race will occur in New York if Dussihlc. Bert Schelier, of Manistee, who claims to be the champion of tlie west, wm..i lo 'i UK Fiiee Pub challenging James iuin; to a luatcn. co;..-,.s. catch-can. lor SiuJ or i."Mi a side aud 75 and 25 per cent of the ro.-cipts. two out of three falls, to take place in .Manistee itisit e of t tree weeks, A. C. Fisfc. Coldvvnter. Mich., has purchased from J. McNaiiy, Tiisonnurg. Ont.. the 5-year-oUl bay stallion Judeau. 5154 Hull brother to Gninby, 2489. record 2:191, by I'rinceps. dam Hamite. bv Hamlet: second dam Llndora, by liarubletoniaii 10: third dam by Consternation, sou of Confederate. Yale has appointed a committee to cooler with Harvard's conooiLie.; le.nuon to the oe contests. The Yale committee is iustvuetud lo insist upon nil of the original points. Yale wish.-to play Princeton ng::m next fall, aud two looi-ball games with llaivird. as asked by the latter will he an impracticability. A three-days' tournament of the St. Joseph. Mo.. portsmei. will be held on April 10. The matches will ail he for iive birds. It is expected that 4.000 pigeons wiil be required during Hie tournament, over S-'.uC iu prizes will be odercd. aud 200 sportsmen from various pans of Missouri and Kansas are expected to participate. Mutrio should be choked off, thinks the Pittsburg Chronicle-Telegraph. He should know that league and brotherhood ciubs cannot play together uudcr any conditions. The scheme he suggests to evade tho letter of the law is asslnlue, aud if carried ont wouid hold the league up to the contempt of the base ball world. The 1). II. L. S. Hall Club has been reorganized for the season. Catchers. Sid Silbermau ami Arthur lliil; pitchers. Henry Berger. Julius Kuths-child, Louis Itusen: first base. Able Berger: second base, F.d.; third base, Louis Berger: short stop. Ben Ilclfman: left field. Ed. An-spach; center lieid. Itobert Fillsterwalo : ngut field. Louis Simon; captain, Abie Berger, 139 Maple St. On account of the strike of the carpenters tho Chicago P. L. eromids are iu had shape. All work at the Windy Cirv lias ceased and Secretary Brunei! appealed iu vuiu for the union to help them out yesterday. Secretarv Howard replied: "You remember that I asked yourio help us out and em-Ploy no one but union men. You fellows weut dead against us and hired non-union men, and now you've got to take the consequences." Back in the '70's a wonderful anartct of pacers earned the lillc of "The Big' Four." .Mallie Hunter. Sleepy Tom, Howdy Boy, and Lucy were a remarkanle group of fast, game and enduring campaigners. Lucy and Mattie Hunter are in honorable retirement, sustaining the cares of maternity. Itov. dy Boy is still In tho land of the living, a hack road-ter. and Sleepy Tom. the blind hero of a romantic life story, bos been under the sod for several years. There wiil be no international rifle match this i year, as the British kirle Association Is not iu a financial condition to send a team over here. It can no longer have the use of Wimbledon, and has purchased a new range at Beesby Common. Funds are now lining raised to put this range in condition. Tho National Ititie Association will still have the use of Crecdniorc, aud carry out Its usual programme of matches. Pete Browning met an old friend in St. Louis tlie other day. and in tlie course of the conversation the Gladiator's frieud remarked: "The cyclone did destructive work iu Louisville last week. lym looted up m surprise, una aiicr( stnuyuig ins iriciiu a tew minutes m suciicc. sa:u: "You must not he ueii posted iu base bail. If you don't know thai Cyclone Duryea has signed with Cincinnati." i Louisville Courier Journal. A. M. Haihboi.e. driver of Biiiy Beverly. 2:211", and Prince Spraguf. made a match for S5C0 with George Morse, of Grand llapids, Mich., to trot Spragae against .Morse's pacer. Ipso Dixit, by IJi'iiice)S. Jtiiy 1, IsiK), over a uiile truck in Michigan. If Jackson has its new mile track in shape for the July meeting it is probable that the race wili lie decided there. Ipse Dixit was second ill the pacing race at iVest Michigan fair at Grand ilapids last full, il-.-nsou il. winning first money. " lie new Bay I ity-Saginaw club wiil appeal to a population that contains lots of sporting blood. It was Hay City that diseovered the talentsof the renowned John G. Ciarksou. Saginaw was twice champio:: of the N'oriiiu'estcrn League, and last year held the slate league cla'implouship. Half of the games v.1,;: piayed in om; and half in tiie other city. S.ii ::rv has one of the best grounds in the country. v::;le Bay City's will be much improved this season. W. S. Kirb-y is iocated at Galesburg, Midi., and will this year eiimp:i!L-u liarrv Noble. :llA. the pacer Albatross. 2:':;.'!...: Cleveland S.. 2:2G.'4; Bm-ma I'aieh. 2:.:;ii.J: i i igMlanel Tom. 2:28)4: Xorn I 2::.lli,i4. and i'riuce I'iiil. lie shouid have a fast pair of staliions i:: his gniiant r.-vear old. which made such a bold hid for tiie Southern Hotel stake at St. Louis last fail, when he reduced the 4-year old stallion record to :T'?6, and Cleveland S., a horse that is boolied for 2:20 or better. In speaking of lour dist.'.nce throwing Denny Lyon says: "I den't believe in this long-distance throwing. Jim Peoples was one of tlie boys with an iron arm. He use:! to needlessly throw the ball all around. Look at him to-day. Harry Stovey was very much worried after "he made his long throw iu Cincinnati. His arm pained him for oyer awcel. and Iks advised everybody else to stay out of such contests in the future." It was "ong.,!!-nnre throwing that used up Sam Thc-npson'sami Arter Ilic I'l iiih Knad Company. John Grcnscl presided at an indignation n.eet-iug of rcsideuts of the sixteenth ward, held vos-tcrdny at Baths' Hall on Michigan avenue, to remonstrate against the maintenance of toll gates inside tho city limits by tlie Detroit & Saline Plauk Bond Company. O. W. Hesselbacher was secretary of the meeting. L U IIaEcrty, Alimony Ternes. F. C. Beatclier. 1). llurk. l' . l.utz and .1. Grcusel were appointed a committee to circulate petitions to havo tne company's charter revoked. Thoy' expect to secure Ihe signature of every farmer who enters the v'n-l lSt"at 'rC! -A'totnor meeting will be helu i;i:yuu's ah night. When wheat began advancing so suddenly on Friday some failures were naturally looked for and all eyes were turned towards Chas. V. Bryan, who was known to be short of wheat, but to what extent is mere guess worS. Mr. Brvan is a shrewd dealer aid saw at once that an attempt, on lus part to buy In the wheat would be thcsignal for a panic, so he took the best course open to him and instructed those to whom he hud sold wheat to protect their deais. This: was taken to mean a .allure by some and rumors that Bryan had gone under were scattered abroad, but assurances nave been given thai every obligation will be met and the nrui will continue In business as usual. Petroleum ln"ew York State. WATERTCrtvx, X. Y., April 12. Petroleum has been discovered on tho farm of Mis. Chauncey Donno at Richville, St. Lawrence Co. Lately it has appeared in increasing abundance on springs and streams there, 'i'ha geological formation is the same as that of the Pennsylvania region find every indication points to oil in paying quantities. Citizens of Richville nre exciled and will organize a stock company to sink a well. FOR BYSPEPSSA, Is an effective remedy, as numerous testimonials conclusively prove. 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Howard St. andJtosliive, NOFES! k a . .. i t f If f SIWH-I BV CT W V CRAZED WITH CRIER s The Sad Case or a, XVlfe In tlieSlute of Wash, hisrton. Tacojia, April 13. The case ot Jlrs. Katri-lia -Melheiris a remarkable one. The family moved to a claim near Seattle. - The husband by a fall struck his bead against a log and the injury affected his reason. A man came along and . jumped the claim and ilelbeir disappeared. -His wife went in search of him and came to this city, leaving three children alone on the ranch. She intended to return next day, 'but was taken violently ili while here and suit to the hospital, where she was kept a week, lier turning to the cabin she found it in ruinsaud the children, one of whom, was a buxom eirl of 12 years, had disappeared without a trace of. thom left. Tho poor woman- returned to this city, and her grief has unsettled her reason. Her own physical condition has complicated the case. The authorities have taken hold of the case. No elue has been discovered as to the fate of her husband or children. The family came from one of the Dakotns. Have you What is ' 1 Blue Ribbon " Soap ? It is a first-class Soap for' tire use of first-class people that is, people who want the worth of their money in quality and who know that a good Soap is always cheaper than a poor one. ' Why you will like it . BECAUSE "Blue Ribbon" contains no "free" or "un-. combined" Alkali, so it will not rot the-finest garments. u ; BECAUSE It will not burn or redden the hands anck wrists, but will leave them soft, smooth and pleasant ; and BECAUSE It will lather and wash better mhai'd" water than any other Soap; and will do it easily. Up in one of Esselstine's trees the other morning was a robin redbreast flute-ing forth his spring carol. Surrounding him was a lot of envious, chattering sparrows, evidently swearing at him and calling him all sorts of names. 3nt the old robin kept right on singing. It made us think of the position the Victor Bicycle occupies. Other Bicycles are calling it names, but the Victor keeps right on singing. Plenty of sparrows, but not enough robins to go round. Wot enough Victors to go round why? Erery one wants a Victor. Seen the Victor catalogue ? 'ITother case of robin and sparrows. Prettiest catalogue you ever saw. Bicycles for Girls, Boys, Ladies and Gentlemen at T. B. RAYL & CO.'S, 112 and 114 Woodward Avenue. ERIOR TO TIEffl ALL DEMAND BEYOND PRECEDENT. SMOKERS' PRIDE. BEN HUR CIGARS 'Best 10c or 3 for 25c Cigars sold in this Country. ALWAYS ASK FOR .THEM.' FOK SALE BY ALL FIKST-CLASS DEALERS. G-EO. MOEBS & CO., Manufacturers A TEiBFUL B1D& fccrlous .Accident on an Kleetrical CarXlne at Tncoma, Wash. Tacoju, Va'sb.-, April 12Ar-Yesterday a street car dashed hcadlone down a steep hill on Eleventh strcot,' leaped . from the -track, dnrted across . Pacific;-. avonuo and ,plunped. three feot deep in a gravel lied on Eleventh street, nearly a block 'away. The car was full of passengers, -' and . -tho:-grade is one of the steepest'!; hi the icity. in. !wasAa Sprague-electric cai . Tho brake refused to work and the reversal. of tho current farther up the hill had no effect ou tho speed. This is the second bad accident on the line . instdo of-six weeks. Among; those injured ar-- an unknown mnn, whose leg is woken; Itr Dr. Everett, bruised andback badly injured, and Jlrs. J. W.- Haiti), hurt about the- face, bad cut on ihe forehead and kneo dislocated. The conductor. aud::mo'tor man'stack by their car during-their fearful ride. 'iThis is the street car system of the Tucoma Railway & Motor Company, in which Henry "Villard owns a controlling, interest ..... .. . -. used GUT OF FOL01M f RAMt- VIll Sive vou Money, Time and i,jrr .-. ' VE,RY JiOOSIKESPEP. SaOUUJ CUYSVS! 'rt any lady can oocrat them. - ': ' ' For Sale By The Hous e furnishing side of the house is booming. If y ou want to see the -latest things in Ranges, Vapor Stoves, Refrigerators, Housekeepers' Novelties and labor-saving devices, mate us a visit. The biggest thing just now is the new Vapor Stove. Have YOU seen, it ?

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