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THE PHnADELPHI A' .-.iSfQtJIRER WEDNESDAY MORNING. OCTOBER 2. 1895. The Sporting News CHOYNSKI MAY FIGHT tV CORBETT BACKS OUT THE CAL- 1FOR.MA HEAVY-WEIGHT WILL. TAKE HIS PLACE. ftl A HmmvrJci nnnnn i nmrrwc ,Pra"C. dramatic and theatrical" per-UlAMrllXN S QUEER ACTIONS ornr,ances; also that he had called upon la' It Scheme to Force the Otlda on the Middle-Weight? Internation al PriaeFisrht To-night McKeever to Meet Valentine Tbe Soil Ivan Benefit. ttttt tlobertFitzlmmnno Ine champion mid- (iie-weignt Doxer or me world. and James J. Corbett. wno occupies the lame position in the onim.n.,i, .., for Texas, the cene t - "-r: "A i.uoru vunLtroi., iiitji sei cpui le- ui tne rnorin a-mmKing ana soliloquizing as to whether the fight will actually, occur. So far as Fitz - Simmons Is concerned, there can be. no doubt, but the attitude assumed by Corbett and his subsequent remarks to Pitcher Gleason, of the Baltimore National League team, has put a new phase on the affair. When Corbett was confronted with the question di rect as to whether or not he would be in the ring at Dallas at the appointed time, he answered without any hesitancy. "I'll be there, providing I am well and In good condition. This sentence conveys almost a chapter of Information when dissected. It means that either Corbett is not well at the present time and lacks confidence in his ability or else he and Manager . Brady have conspired together to raise the odds so that on the day of the fight, instead of it being 10 to 7 on Corbett, as it is at the present time, it will be an even money play. By circulating tounded and unfounded rumors for the past six weeks. Cor-1 bett'S matrimonial escapade, etc.. has forced the "odds from $ on FitZSlm- mons to S7. On the other hand, tak- V ing Corbett at hiu word and accepting Baccarat also ran. his Confession Of not being in the best Fourth One mile. Brooklyn. 110 (Qrif-physical health, the fair-minded sport V,t 2- on Samrit7a!lr10?'.Xa"ioez)' can only come to one conclusion his indiscretions nav got tne upper nana of him. The Inl ured knee, bv falling from a bicycle, :.s all bosh. Several v: ., x.l , i-iicyciists wiinm a. ramus oi one iiuu- urea mnes oi Asoury rarK nave aunng tho Qiimmfir Toll frnm thfir whppla barl hnnoo hrnlron anil In snmo In-I nad DOnes DrOK n and in some ln" Stances Deen naif Killed. lney nave I nursed themselves tenderly and in "few weeks come up smiling and racing I as fast and as hard as ever. How differ- ent with Corbett he gets a bruised Knee rrom one ran and in montns it 1 does not get well, and yet he is sup posed to be the personification of phys ical development. The followers of boxing need not, however, be dismayed at the outlook. as "Parson" Davies. who is in town this week reveals the fact that "Joe" Choynski has been quietly training for the past five weeks and will be at the ring side at Dallas ready and wiii- , lng to take Corbett's place with Fitz- Simmons. After their contest in .Bos ton Choynski is confident that he can defeat the middle-weight champion. He has learned a great deal and feels that he can go a longer distance than Fitzsimmons. Efforts have been made I to Keep tne matter quiet, duiii leasea mi t- -vktaT-rtv flnrt nftfi nil" I ,ftnkv I Ror. mnv nnt have the chance of rle- I throning Corbett. That he will be . nV,.,r1,! V,o coma vyjrn. i.- I .purse goes witnout saying, ana unless Corbett Comes OUt llKe a man snoUIQ 1 rlr nnrt exnlains his nosltion.the general Lll. HI .n.,mn11.. T-i : 1ICHU.U..J . . . I elusion that they are admiring a iaiseice8Si J22 (ReifD, 5 to 2, won; sir waiter, 117 Idol. I tvt irrt n..;rt ttt v T nn.lrxn I Now that Valkyrie III, the London atnietes a 11 u me xliiikiibii ri ltneicj o 1 have been vanquished, the next inter- I n.tlni9l nnntoot .-vf mnnrlam-a la the twenty-round glove contest between Arthur Valentine. England's light weight champion, and Charley McKeever, of this city, which will be decided in the Empire's arena, at Mas- peth. L. I., to-night. Valentine is a whirlwind with the gloves. The Eng- 5c tou n Sonera v.o tide or nard iuck wnicn is now nover- i .ing about his English brothers. These .ing auoui ins Jiiugiisii uiuuieis. iiicoc defeats mentioned above which came to the Englishmen all in one month jiavc cnjL-ii . a. o'jm. i DLiuiuiaui v aientine. tie nas aone rour weeits oi thorough training at Cold Spring, L. 'I., and one. thing can be depended upon, that he has done his utmost to iit himself for a hard contest. Judging from letters from England the outcome of the battle between Valentine and McKeever is creating unusual Interest, contest that has taken place between a Yanxee ana a isriton ior years, ana l Will undoubtedly be worth traveling ,-1 cirwa -nri o-Vi ins I imi iu kc. "'t-" V""'" seem to DOtner AlCK.eever in tne least. When stripped his appearance Indi- nates erpat strenerth. He has massive -.v.-.,.l Vtics framo la piinnhlA nf I a verv clever boxer, but a most excel lent judge of distance. Close fighting seems to be his forte. On his feet he is a wonder, resembling Jim Corbett ln the way of side stepping and dodg ing. McKeever's record is well known to local sports. McKeever has had four weeks of good training at Quaker City Park, near Trenton, N. J. A large delegation of Philadelphia sports will be at the ring-side to cheer on McKeever. Charley McKeever seems very confi dent of defeating Valentine. He sent the following communication to The Inquirer yesterday: "For the past six months 1 have read various para graphs in the public prints purporting to emanate from aspirants for the light-weight championship of America Up to date all my work has been done In the ring. I have refrained from I getting into any newspaper contro- I versy, Dut on tnis occasion I will de- tAne , i V r 5 i. . . . ,,niiai ,,m . , T championship of Philadelphia and district will part from my usual custom, and I be plyed on the grounds of the Merion Cricket now make known my willingness to Club on Monday next, and following days, meet any man - in the world at the The events will be ladies' singles, ladles' dou-iight-weight limit, any number of DlBS and mixed doubles. Should Mrs. Tom-rounds or to a finish before mv Bon. wno has held the cup for two years, rounas or to oeiore any re- , Jt tMa year lt becomes her permanent putable club in this or any other counr property. try. If successful in my cominar battle t,. rw,ti Trirh' sh.i hnv. t,-i- o. "With Valentine before the Empir? A. C, my friends will back me for any amount from $1000 to $5000 a tide 't thc, In against any of tie so-called Cham- pions. I have repeatedly tried to ar- range a go ror a large number of rounds or to a finish with Lavigne, Griff o and Leeds, but without success, and on that account l nave oecn com pelled to remain in idleness. . But new an opportunity has presented Itself. In my fight with Valentin? I will have a chance to prove to the public at large that I am at least a strong candidate for championship honors." The benefit which was to have been given to ex-champion John L. Sulli van at the Grand Opera House to- morrow ni2-ht will nnt talro nlaco Tr fcaJ lr. irw JSwli P, Jjff,!" -r has been indefinitely postponed for reauus vviiicu appear in tne roiiowmg Communication: To the Editor of The Inauirer be Dear Sir Mr. John L. Sullivan, the ex- 7rHation of Wii-US." consented to accept a testimonial bene- I fit m tnis city jir. Sullivan requested Thrsday evening, October 3. I called upon the agent of Mr. Tissot. who Is the Ussiui of the Grand Oncra T-rn.. n t r.,llv Informed him of tho T,at I entertainment. He said he could not I give me a positive answer until he consulted with Mr. Tissot. The next day he sent me a note which read as follows: "Larson Davies, "Continental Hotel, citv. "Dear Sir: "Opera House, Oct. 3, O. K." On receipt of the above I made all ar rangements for the entertainment. I left for Chicago that evening, but to my surprise I afterwards received a tele- I gram from my agent informing me the upcra House lessees were objecting. Jl hurried back to this city and called Upon l Mr. Tissot's agent,' who informed me i the entertainment could not take place for the following reasons: That his lease only admitted him to rent for to have the entertainment take place there. I told him in reply that In. com pany witn one or the leading ousmess men of Philadelphia I had called upon Director Rettler and tnld him about the Sullivan testimonial. He informed me i that as long as the law was not infringed upon he had no objections to tne entertainment. The entreaties of Mr. Sulli van's friends and my arguments- had no effect upon Mr. Tissot's agent, as he pos- I itivelv refused to let me have the use of the building. I informed him it I cm,fn , WQO v,ia ir the matter he should reimburse him which he refused to do. under the cir- cumstances. I have no choice but to In- definitely postpone tne entertainment, a shall however, consult my lawyer upon the subject, sincerely manning tne feas l"",:" cnan.piou anu iiie nunrim wiju vuiu.i teere(j their services, one and all, I am Yours respectfully, CHARLES E. DAVIES 1 All sporting men will sympathize (with the ex-champion, as this was the I first city in which he was to appear I In his farewell tour, and this may result In giving the venture a set- I back. H. H. D THE TALENT'S INNING Well-Backed Horses Win the Purses at Alexander Island. WASHINGTON. D. C Oct. 1. The talent I had an inning at Alexander Island to-day. I Four hot favorites, a strong second choice I and an outsider were the winners. The I 3U8n . rorifnnv 10 to i wnr- Ainp m,' inn I (Garryiran), 7 to 2, second; Mohawk, 104 teary, o to i. tmra. Time- i-aa. Bene d SLiiit? if ran' ynn' y iay I Second Six and a half furlomrs. Vent. 102 1 (King), 3 to 5, won; Joyeuse, 102 (Neary), ?;,fcon: f11 '""V1:.,'':? also ran. I Third Five furlonirs. Lottie T.. 103 (Neary). I 1 to 2. won; Murray, !M (Andrews), 10 to 1, K52?d: L?en,s MS' Gri"Ln- to.A I , Ci-j " ' , tI i.-.-,' A I r and Gallatin also ran: I Fifth Six and a half furlones. Jariey, loo I J,NarJ 8 ,to 5- w?n:0Vesr,asia"i;7 (Grir I fin). 4 to 1. second; Senator, 107 (Dorsey) i , , tv,i ti 1 -ni fl,rt.nrt.tr i The Bully, Mistletoe, Trumpeter and Tenny- I son -also ran. - JXtn six ana a nair luriongs. jersey, ma I (Nearv). 7 to 5. won: Traitor. KKl (KlnK). e to 5. second; Clausman. 9 (Brewer), 30 alto 1. third. Time, 1.21. Dart also ran. To-day's Program. tev,.,,. ho if wr., Jo- jap. 122; orin. Golden, 11. May D Gaiety Frame i. Munet, jamie t.. ii. Second Six and a quarter furlontrs. Red star, Carnalite. Sir Ra, 102; Ceremony, Vel vet Rose, Lyde, Humming Bird, Cody, 94 Catechism. W. Third Four ana a nair runones. Hanas OfT. 10:.Turo. Rodnev. Crescent. Irish H. 100: Ora Olive, Ratt Goundy, Oritor, Soroso, Willie Dexter. 54. Fourth Six furlong-s. Devisee, Fldett, 105 Westover, Edwin, Zamacraw. Little Alice, vtf.h-Four furit Fifth Four furlongs. Pope, 105: Eva's Kid Margruerlte II. Melinda, Dr. - Johnson, Harry Warren, Lucille, lire. Sixth Seven furlongrs. Tommy Brophy, Tennyson, Coalmine, 110; Harry M.r Tioga, Pocahonta, 10T. THE GRAVESEND RACES Rey del Carreres Wins the Culver Handleai. From Crescendo. vv iwa, uci. i. ine t.u ttu mv en?. I0- very Kht- The races re Vint BAff-Pivf and a half fnrlonM Sal vabl 108 (DoeKett), 9 to 10. won; Merry Prlnca. 114 (Griffin). 5 to 2, second; Volley, iw j. Murpny), 4 to x, tnira. time, 1.10. xiiiciiuiasxuu aim 1 an. Second One mile and a furlonp. Sir jBx (Doggett), 8 to 0. second; oalllee, lia (Simms), o to &. tnira. time, i.o. tnira ijreenneia sianea, six lurionfts, sen. w Hr iaR (sn,ri 7 m 10 wn- irlsh Keel, as K.eeie. 10 to 1. second: jvian- Chester, 104 (J. Murphy), 15 to 1, third. Time, l.u. tneiucoso ana Anniseuc aisu run. Fourth One mile and a furlong. The Swain. 82 (Hirsh). 20 to -1. won; Adelbert, 10 (Simms), 8 to 5, second ; Candelabra, 12 (Griffln). 2 to 1. third. Time. 2.1H4- Mar shall and Augusta Belle also ran. Fifth Culver handicap, six lurlongs. JKey del - Carreres, 135 (Taral), 7 to lO, won; Crescendo, 99 (J. . Perkins), 8 to 5, second; Brandy wine. 110 (Griffln), 15 to 1. third. Time, 1.15. Discount, Ina and Hermanita ci,kbmit n-n hif furinnw rarih ina (Reiff), 7 to 5, won; Belie Amie, 109 (Simms) (rteinj, ( to o, won; cene Aiiue, 4 to l, second; King of Bohemi ; Jj 4&,T g jmg oi uonemia, iuni- Medium 11, Hero and Conne- mauga ran. COLUMBIA'S COOP SHOWING Sew Castle Players Put Up a Strong Game A&alnst the Phillies, Special to The Inquirer. WILMINGTON. Oct. 1. The Philadelphia Athiet)c clUD, cf New Castle, in this city by a score of 6 to 3. Montgomery, or tne Jsew Castle team, made two home runs on car sey. The score: . , COLUMBIA A C. -PHILADELPHIA. I . r n p. a. e. r. h. p. a. e.i bassidy,2b o 2 2 4 oTurner.cf 2 2 l o 6 Calhoun, if 1 2 O 0 Ofeia y.ir o 3 z 1 it iP Hara.cf 0 0 1 o oeulll'n.ss 0 .1 0 6 II 0 0 4-2lem's.c 0 1 1 0 OI Heck, c 0 0 10 lGrady.rf 1 O 0 0 0 Montg'y.lf 2 2 2 O 0Hall n,2b 0 0 3 4 0 Fisher, p 0 0 0 7 oReiHy.3b j-j 2 8 01 McCn.lb 0 1 IT 0 O.Boyle, lb O- 0 18 0 01 Duffy,3b 0 0 12 oCarsey.p 2 1.0 9 01 Totals. .3 7 24 17 3 Totalsl 6 8 27 24 21 Philadelphia 0 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 x 0 Columbia A. C 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 13 Earned runs Philadelphia. 2: Columbia A. C. 2. Two-base hits Sullivan and Reilly. Three-base hltsi Turner- 2. Home runs Montgomery. 2. Double plays Duffv with Cassidy, with McConghan; Reilly with. Hall-man, with Boyle; Carsey with Hallman,, with Boyle. Struck out By Carsey. 1. ' First base on .bails Oft Carsey, 1; oft Fisher, 6. WJld pitch Fisher, 1. Sacrifice hit Heck. Time lh. 45m. Umpire Lucid. .. .. NUBS OF SPORTING NEWS The S. B. T. M. C A. gymnasium. Broad and Federal, was opened this week, and enrolling in the classes; it-will be impossible for the gymnasium to accommodate ail those who may wish to take part. ranged a tennis tournament to be played on the T. M. C. A. grounds on Thursday. The foovlng Players have entered: Brown '98; Gilmour, 97; Fisher. "97; Flint, '96; Buck- iev'96: Glllender, '96; J. Alcorn, '98; S. AI- corn, '96; Gibson, '97; Gray, '99; Allison, '97; Hart, '08; Goodis. 99: watson, '9i; isyers. 98 : raauer, sa; canuin. u. William XV. Daiucfl, wuu ilio.liu.kk ternational cricket matches at Wissahickon Heights and Haverford, deserves great credit for the manner in wnicn he looked after tne Interests of the associations at both matches. He was tireless in his efforts to see that everything that would add to the success of the matches was careiuiiy attenoea to. tils first experience as manager of cricket matches nas been nlgniy satisiactory ana successiui. The annual meeting of the Amateur Athletic Union will be held November 18 at the Astor House. New Tork. One of the most Important results of S. Cornish's work as secretary of the Central Association of the A. A. U. has been the formation of an alliance between tne Western Intercollegiate Amateur Athletic Association and the A. A. U. The represen- tatlves ot the mtereonegiate association . on the Board of Governors of the A. A. TJ. will elected at the annual meeting in November. D "non there i. regrl.ter " ,e lie office of Tbe Inquirer that will flrive yon the addreK.ses of tyT If lt'3 only a. room on are looking for, you will find them also carefully linted alona: with the boardins house. BALL PLAYERS WARM THE GRIDIRON PEJfUiSYLVANIA BEATS SWARTH-MORE FORTY TO NOTHING IN THE OPENING GAME. : - FOUR TOUCH-DOWNS BY BOYLE Bo- In Red and nine Show Ip Fairly AVell In Aggressive Play. Fambling and Wenk Interference the Chief Faults ot Captain .Williams' Team. The football season was opened in this city yesterday with a game at F rankli n ; Field.be tween I the Universi-i ty of Penn-i sylvania and ' . S w arthmore i elevens, lied and blue was i victono'is by ; . a score of 40 to 0. When these teams played last year the Quakers won W to O. Swarthmore's eleven, however, is much heavier this year and Pennsylvania was handicapped in yesterday's game by .the absence of Wharton and Gelbert, who are nursing injured legs. This in a great measure will account for the difference in the scores. About fifteen hundred people saw the game. The halves were of twenty and fifteen minutes' duration. In the first Pennsylvania made three touchdowns, from which one goal was kicked. Five touchdowns were scored in the second half and three of them resulted in goals. The work of the Pennsylvania team was as good as could be expected for the first game. The play was fast and the tackling hard. The chief faults were the fumbling of the backs and the lack of interference. Minds, Boyle and Brooke were the best ground gainers. The former played right half-back and made a number of long runs, the 'most of them entirely due to his own efforts. Of the new men, Boyle and Hedges showed the best form. The former made four touchdowns and gained ground every time he was given the ball. He runs low, starts off quickly and follows interference well. Hedges tackles hard and gets Into the inter- - f erence in good shape. With able coaching Boyle and. Hedges should fill the bill at the ends and this will permit Gelbert to go behind the line where the Quakers are the weakest. Brooke kicked off for Pennsylvania and Curtis got the ball on Swarthmore's 40-yard line. He gained 8 yards around the left .and was tackled by Hedges and thrown with such force as to dislocate his shoulder. Cahall took his place. After getting the ball on four downs Pennsylvania almost immediately lost it on Off's fumble. Sullivan kicked for Swarthmore and Off blocked the ball. It was then rushed straight up the field and Boyle scored the first touchdown ten-minutes after play began. Twelve minutes later the same style of play resulted In Boyle being pushed over the line for anothertouchdown. from which Brooke kicked a goal. The other touchdown in 'this half was made by Stauffer on a run around the left end. Hedges scored a touchdown thr.ee minutes after play was called in the second half. The ball was rushed down the field again after the kick off. and this time Boyle carried it over. The next -touchdown was made by Brooke from 'mid field. He had prac tically no one interfering for him Bull knocked off one man, and the stocky full-back speeded on, eluding a half dozen Swarthmore men and touching- the ball down squarely be tween the goal posts. It was the pret tiest piece of work In the game Wagenhurst also got a touchdown in this half on a run from Swarthmore's twenty-five yard line. A number of the English cricketers were interested - spectators. Asked what he thought of it. Captain Mitch ell said:- "It s a bit close, while Hem ingway thought it- was remarkable that the players did not all have their arms and legs broken. Brooke did not show his usual form in goal kicking, failing in three out of seven trials. The Swarthmore men tackled hard and often broke up the interference. Clothier was their best ground gainer. His best run was one of fifteen yards around the right end Boyle bringing him down. The teams lined up as follows: Penna. Positions. Swartmore. Boyle. ., Left .end Curtis (Wilson) (Cahall) W agonhurstl Left tackle Verlinden Woodruff ....Left guard Fouse Bull Centre Morrison Off 4. Right guard... Wills Stannard ..Right tackle Firth Hedges Right end. Wilson (Cahall) Williams ....Quarter-back Hodge Stauffer ....Left half-back Kriauer (Kopler) Minds . ..". .Right half-back .....Clothier Brooke ....Fullback. ... Sullivan Touchdowns Boyle.4: Stauffer.Hedges Brooke, Wagonhurst. Goals from touch downs Broroke, 4. Referee Woodruff. Umpires Knipe, Shell and Schoff. Lines man Orbison. PRINCETON'S TALE OF WOE A-. Faculty '..Resolution Knocks) Oat Six Mont Promising- Players. . PRINCETON. N. J.. Oct. 1. The facul ty :or Jfrmceton touege passea tne roi-lowing resolutions to-day: "No student with a condition or partial condition- in anv single subject shall f)lay upon any athletic team of the col-ege." -The news of -their action was received with consternation- by the undergraduates when they realized that the large majority-of the candidates would , be In-eJieible under itsr. Drovision. The man agement have used every argument to persuaae tne iacuitjr to reconsiuer -tneir action, but without effect. The following men will be compelled to retire: Gilmore, Rlggs, Cochran, Bannard, Ayers, Balrd and Suter. of the 'Varsity, and the ma jority of the second eleven. Riggs, .Coch ran and .aannara piayea on tne- - varsity last year, while Balrd, Ayers and Suter are the strongest candidates in the freshman class. The team is scheduled to, play the - Elizabeth Athletic CluK at ment are having dinlculty selecting a team from the eligible men. In the practice to-day the 'Varsity scored -. three touchdowns -. against the second : eleven in two spirited "halves'. Morse, of last year's graduating class, was on the ground to coach, but could not resist the temptation of interfering for Rosengarten ln an open field, -and piloted the latter thirty yards through the second eleven for a touchdown. Captain Lea wrenched his knee and will not play again for a week or more. Armstrong received a severe bruise and was carried from the field, and Cochran broke his nose, but finished the game. The management has selected the following men to go to the training "table to-morrow: 'Varsity Galley, Johnston, Church, Ayers, Bannard, Cochran. Scrub Fulton, Kelly, Geer, Poe, Rhodes.Riggs and Armstrong. ' BUCKNELL HERE TO-DAY They May Give Pennsylvania's Football Team Qnite a Tnssle. Following closely upon the game with Swarthmore 'Pennsylvania will play Bucknell to-day. This will be the first appearance ln this city of any team from Lewisburg, Pa., the great rival of State College in the central part of Pennsylvania. No - estimate - of their strength can be gotten, as they have as yet played no games this season. Last fall they played a close and exciting game with State College, in which they were beaten 12 to 6. Judging from this score as well as others made- last year, they will' make the wearers of the red and blue work hard. The Bucknell team consists of a heavy, well-built set of fel 00 We do only jone businest Men' a clothing -We do it right -. Covert Coats Hade in tA London '.P1"; No man is well dressed without one. Qnmp mn nav frrtr UVIilV LLL-IK l" J J I "7 --V. j.ii e x i- Ail Nlr aoiiars ror tut in )f? 0 want inem iubi inaiy . .. i r bad This Overcoat for $ io is not as good jft as a iuriy uunai unci It'll wear justas long. i It's just as stylish. Other Overcoats, Fall Suits, all prices. ' All very stylish and good. Take tne elevator to 2nd floor. Lots of pretty Overcoats. E O Thompson 1338 Chestnut St. lows averaging, about 188 pounds. The teams will line up as follows: Bucknell Jennings, Leaher, Hollings-head, Davis, Wilson, Collins, Elliot, Har-ing, Firth, Cober. and Bunnell, substitutes Brady, Thomas, Deval, Griffith, Smith. Pennsylvania Dickson, right end; Boyle, left end; (Hedges) Stannard, right tackle; fFarrar) Wagenhurst, left tackle; Off, right guard (Hancock); Bull, centre; (Stearns) Woodruff, left guard; Williams, quarter (Harrison); Minds, Worth (Stauffer), half backs; Brooke, full-back. YALE MEN ARE HUSTLING flojn In Bine Are Afraid of Ilrown Scoring; on Them. Special to The Inquirer. NEW HAVEN, Conn., " Oct." 1. The 'Varsity eleven exhibited the best form of the season in the practice this afternoon. The play was full of snap and vigor and there was considerably less fumbling than usual. There is still enough of . the fumbling, however, to make the coaches feel a trifle uneasy about to-morrow's game with Brown. The practice has been pushed for the lfcst two days in the hope of getting the men into some sort or shape for this game. Brown has her usually good team this year, and has the advantage of having had her eleven together for some time. There is some anxiety lest Brown may score, but the men will probably nerve up for the occasion. The coaches for the afternoon in addition to Trainer Murphy and Captain Thorne were Laurie Bliss, Phil Stillman and ex-Captain Hlnkev. Thev eave spe cial attention to the men in punting, catching and falling on the ball, and then the sides lined up for two halves of twenty minutes each, the 'Varsity being made up as follows: Right end,, louis Hinkey; right tackle, Rodgers; right guard, Chad wick; centre. Gross; left guard, McFarlane; left tackle, Whit- como; left end, Bass; quarterDack, Fincke: right half-back. DeWitt: left half-back, Thorne; F. B. Jerrems. The work of the backs showed clearlv that Yale would have no trouble on their account this year. In end runs and line breaking both Thorne and DeWitt did well and Jerrems is rapidly srettins: into his old-time form. The main trouble at present . is with the lire, where there are some daneer- ously weak places. . McFarlane at left guard is execrably slow, and neither Whitcomb nor Rodgers at tackle give much sign of promise. Murphy will probably strengthen the line at right tackle to-morrow. Sanford is anxious to play, and if he can get off his condition will be a. valuable man for guard or centre. i The management Is out skirmishing for all the available heavy men, and "Zens" Lorigaere, the 'Varsity oarsman, will don a footbali jacket to-morrow, in the hope of developing into a tackle. The line-up for to-morrow's game will probably be the same as in the practice to-day, with the change of Murphy at tackle, but lt Is likely that the usual number of recruits will be tried. ; ON THE TEXSIS COURTS. Results" of the Games ln the All Philadelphia Tourney. The All-Philadelphia tennis tournament was commenced yesterday on the grounds of the Belmont Cricket Club. The winner of the final set will meet M. D. Smith for the championship. The preliminary round was finished yesterday and the first round advanced to near the finish. The surprise of the day was the defeat of Charles Tete. Jr., the Delaware county champion, by J. R. Carpenter, of Germantown. The summaries follow: PRELIMINARY ROUND. Edward Brooks, Jr., Belmont, beat Elmer E. Rodenbaush, A. C. S. N., 6-2. 6-1. Robert N. Willson, Jr., Belmont, beat John S. Morris. Germantown. 6-2, 6-2. Joseph R. Carpenter, Jr., Germantown, a ove. Charles Tete, Jr., Belmont a bye. FIRST ROUND. Jos. R. Carpenter, Germantown, beat Chas, Tete. Jr.. Belmont. 3-6. 6-4. 6-3. O. B. Judson, Germantown, beat George BononKnt, JMerion, tj-i, o-z. George P. Deacon, Germantown, beat B. Howard, Belmont, 6-1, 6-0. E. A. Stroud, Merion, beat Wm. Jordan, 6-1. 7-9. 6-3. E. T. Warne, Bank Clerks, beat J. M. Steere, Philadelphia, 6-2, 6-2. PRELIMINARY ROUND. , O. B. Judson, Germantown, a bye. George Bonbright, Merion, a bye. George P. Deacon. Germantown, a bye. B. Howard, Belmont, a bye. H. Burton, Germantown, a bye. H. Palmer. Belfleld. beat D. L. Maeruder. Jr., Belmont, 8-6, 8-6. J. B. Barton. Germantown. beat A. Hill. Belmont, 6-4, 6-3. J. M. Steere. Philadelphia, beat Arthur H. Reminsrton. 6-2. 6-2. .'- Eusrene T. Warne. Bans: Clerks, beat Georsre T. Newhall by default. B. L. C. Griffith, Belmont, a bye. -J. C. Norrls, Germantown, a bye. THE PRINCE NOT INTERESTED. He Had Nothing: to Do With Rose's Challenge for the Cnp. Copyright by the Press Publishing Company, jNew lorK vvona. - LONDON, Oct. 1. New Tork cable grams to the London Times have stated that there Is a general 1m pression in the United States. that to the Prince of "Wales' encouragement was due Mr.-Rose's challenge. f or rthe America's cup. The; Prince, returned to London from the Continent only- yesterday, and the World correspondent brought the Times' letter to his attention. sir Francis Knollys, his private secretary, sent to-night the following note to the correspondent: "Marlborough House. My Dear Sir. I beg to inform you in reply to your letter that the Prince of Wales' name has been used .without warrant and that he was entirely unaware that Mr. Rose had challenged for the Amer ica's cup until he saw-it announced in the newspapers. . . . "FRANCIS KNOLLTS." NO MORE BASKET HALL. The Y. M. C. A. Directors Decide to AbolUsh the Sport. A special meetini? of the nhvsical di rectors of the Young Men's Christian Association branches of the city was held yesterday at Fifteenth and . Chestnut . streets. A resolution was intro duced and adopted that all basket ball games between the branches be abolish ed, xne directors were or the ' opinion that these contests retarded the reeular work of the association and that they brought aDout 111 reeling- among the members which led to auarrels and the display of a spirit not in keeping with the principles of the associaton, and also that on the occasion of such contests a rowdy element came into the gymnasium to witness tne games. . . - Fast Road Riding on a Bicyele. CLEARFIELD. Pa.. Oct. 1. J. E. Harder, of this place, broke an existing bicycle records between Curwensville and Clearfield to-day, a distance of a little over six miles, by riding it in eighteen minutes flat. The course is hilly and sandy. The best previous record was twenty-one minutes. TUC CDCPIII TVH Air momx Mua I Ilk UI LVITILI 1 ndnoM. iU It, i i i i U ML-? l PHILADELPHIA HAVE Buy of the manufacturers and save money. The American is an up-to-date Sewing Machine with all the latest improvements. Handsomely encased in bent and quartered oak. We pride ourselves Construction and lence of Our Sewing Machines. They are made right! We know how. been at it 31 Years. We guaran tee each machine. SALESROOM, 1225 Chestnut A SCRAP TEXAS LAWMAKERS ARB AT WAR OVER. THE PRIZE FIGHT QIESTIOX. FIGHTERS RULE THE HOUSE They Hare Enongh Men to Block the Pataage of Any Measure in the Legislature Only Three Senators Are Opposed to the Emergency Clause. AUSTIN, Tex., Oct. 1. The Texas Legislature met at noon, with a quorum present. The Governor in his message reviewed the la"ws against prizefighting in Texas, calling attention to tne errors therein, and closed by saying: "All persons have been given notice that the Corbett-Fitzsimmons exhibi tion would not be permitted; that whatever has , been done by its projectors was with full responsibility for the consequences. The public interests require that this exhibition especially should be suppressed. Discountenanced by Mexico and the Territories, outlawed and driven from every State, it is proposed to assemble a horde of ruffians, gamblers and offer this commanding insult to public decency. Against it the institutions and the pride of the people revolt, and your prompt and resolute action will spare them this ignominy and shame." He recommended a law making prize-fighting without gloves a felony. There is a strong lobby, here from Dallas and leaders of it claim to have votes enough in the House to defeat the emergency clause. There are only three Senators opposed to the emergency . clause. . . Two bills were Introduced in both houses to-day. One of the bills, introduced by Senator Lewis, is recognized as the Administration bill, and prescribes that a fistic encounter between man and man shall be deemed a felony, and shall be punished by an imprisonment not less than one or more than five years. The other bill, prepared by Senator Simpson, provides Wor an imprisonment from five to ten years. Both contain the emergency clause. r - - . , : - As the situation - now , stands, the fight management have given up all hopes in the Senate, but they , have eighteen solid men in the House, and at present these eighteen can block the passage of any measure. The matter of the enactmentof an' anti-prize fight law has narrowed down to a political row between the administra tion and anti-administration crowd, and the Florida Athletic Club has been relegated to the rear. . The fight promises to be a very bitter one. ' Adjournment was had until to-morrow, without any action being taken on the bills by the Judiciary Committee. The bills were referred to the Judiciary Committee in either house, but the Dallas attorneys appeared before them to ask for further time, claiming that they could' show that the proposed law was unconstitutional and class legislation, as well as confiscatory. They were given until to morrow to state their case. There are ninety-four members of the House present and twenty-four Senators. In the house It is necessary to get 8i votes to make the law go into immediate effect and 21 yotes are necessary in the Senate. ' To-night lobbying is being indulged in right and left and a strong effort is being made to pull the twenty-two Populists in the House fiver to the fight side. HOKE SMITH OX THE FIGHT. Pugilists Can't Meet on Land Under the Department's Control. WASHINGTON, Oct. 1. Secretary Smith was asked to-day if he would take any steps to prevent the Corbett-Fitzsimmons fight taking place in Indian Territory, and replied that if an attempt was made to have the fight take place upon any reservation which Is directly under the control of the Interior Department, and " not set apart as a seoarate eo vera ment. he most- certainly J, would prevent it. He knew -A nothing. HAVING AMONG THEMSELVES The Perfect Sewing Machine of the Ace. on the Quality, Excel WHEN YOUR MOUNT PliEASURE Street PHI LA. he said, that would give rthe department authority to prevent the fight upon lands controlled by the Five Civilized Tribes if the Indians consent. He a'dded that it would call attention to the condition of affaire in Indian Territory and ..perhaps brin er a pressure to bear which will bring abut a change of affairs there. If the Indians of the Five Civilized Tribes, or any nation of tnem snouia can upon . tne department to prevent the fight, saying j that the Indians as a nation objected t& it, then the department would prevent kt. CORBETT OFF FOR THE SOUTH. He Experts to Reneh Ss n Antonio by Oct. . NEW YORK, Oct. 1. The Corbett party started for Texas at 1T o'clock this morning. Corbett ' was accompanied by his manager, William A. 3rady; Steve O'Donnell, John Donaldson, Joe Corbett, Jim McVey,-Billy Dejany and Jim Daly. Corbett will stop at Washington and Atlanta en route. He expects to reach San Antonio, Tex., by OcJober if. It is not known whether, John L. Sullivan will act as referee. SANFORD RULFD OUT Not Eligible to Ran for Yale Against Cambridge). NEW HAVEN, Oct. 1. Manager Day, of the Yale track athletic team, created a surprise in college by artnouncing that G. Foster Fanford, the jrunner, would not be allowed to compel te aginst Cambridge Saturday. , During the Yale-Harvrtrd games last spring Sanford had a condition in his studies. He was therefore ineligible for the Yale team, and as the Yale team that meets Cambridge .will be taken from simply men who were eligible to meet Harvard, Sanford . will be ruled out. His withdrawal leases Yale without her strongest man ,tn the 300 and 440 yards run. HARRY WRIGHT VERY LOW The Base Ball Veteran ln a Most Critical Condition. ATLANTIC CITY, li. J., Oct. 1. A bulletin was posted tjo-night by Dr. Bennett, who is attending Harry Wright, the veteran fbase ball manager. It says: ; "The condition of Mr. Wright is at a critical point. 'He iwas taken with a sinking relapse anil for a time his life was despaired ot.i He rallied but is yet in a serious condition." ' STERN'S APPEAJL REFUSED The Regent of Bm'arta Acts Upon .-the Sew Yorlrjer's Case. : MUNICH, Oct. l.-i-The ' Regent . of Bavaria, Prince Luit pold, has declined to entertain the appeal of" Louis Stern, of New York, who was sentenced fo imprisonment and flme for- having insulted Baron von Tljuengen, the deputy commissioner of; the Spa, at Ki?-singen. A dispute xegardincg the age of Mr. Stern's son and the latter's presence at the reunions in the royal palace caused all the trouMe. SORE OVER JHTR VICTORIES The English Had aib Idea They Could Play Criiclcet. 'LONDON, Oct- li The St. James Gazette, referring to the defeat of the Cambridge-Oxford Cjricket team by the Philadelphians, rerotarks:, "These defeats orf English athletes across the Atlantic j are becoming monotonous. If there is one thing we could do,, we thougrht we could play cricket. America is now taking up that game, though it was never popu- rlar there, yet even fit cricket they have contrived to beat up." NEW CABLET0 FRANCE Brest and New Yoirk to Be Connected toy a Jitfwr Line. PARIS, Oct. 1. M. Andre le Bon. the French Minister of Commerce, announced to-day to the Chamber of Commerce of Calais that a contract had been signed 13or laying a cable from Brest to New i Tork. This cable will connect the French telegraph system with the Antilles. " Earopcaa Snrrar Crop Short. INTX)N,tOct.:3l. It is predicted by an eminent 'authority,- Giesecker, that the European sugar crop will be 1,200.000 tons short of tbe average. CAUSE SIMPLICITY COMBINED WITH STRENGTH High Grade All things being equal it is only natural to suppose you would prefer to patronize home industries. Can You do Better than Buy a Bicycle that has no Superior, when that Wheel is Sold at a Moderate Price? trated Catalogue. T THE AMERICAN 20th PHI LA. Bicycle News Sun rises . 5.56 - Sun sets 5.43 Light lamps..: 6.33 - Don't scorch. Entry blanks for the following events can be had by1 communicating with the cycling editor of The Inquirer: October 2 Nazareth, Pa. October 3, Nazareth, Pa. Octobers Wilmington, -Del. , October H Bloomsburg, Pa. ' . October &-Mt. Holly. October 10 Mt. Holly. October 12 Bloomsburg, . Pa. The large number of daily programs usually printed for the Mount Holly fair makes it necessary to close the bicycle entries earlier than usual on such occasions. All entries for the two days' bicycle racing received on Wednesday, October 3, will be accepted. Entries are coming in at a good rate, and a fine field of riders will participate. One of the principal features of the big special run of the Keystone Wheelmen on Sunday next to Barnsboro, N. J., will be a game of base ball between two teams composed of club members. The game no doubt will prove very exciting, as the two rival teams have been practicing for some time for this event. The members will leave their club house, 1505 Moyamensing avenue, at S.30 A. M. and invite all unattached riders to participate. Late on Monday night "Pop" Brewster returned from his trip to Chicago.where he was the guest of R. Lindley Coleman. "Pop" has some-glowing tales to tell of his yachting trip on the lake "and elsewhere." He reports business booming in the West, and pays a great tribute to the new tires that will be the "go" next season. Billy Herrich, of the Morgan & Wright Company, came east as far as .Harris - burg with Brewster, where he stopped n?reen Quite a number of the local wheelmen are entered for the races at Wilmington on Saturday next. xi i.as always ueen me aesire or naers Book of the Quaker City to get into a race ; oncy Th- rountv -with the Wilmington boys, and try for $ .i inf ii,.. A r-v the supremacy of the track, and when I 2088 The Voyage of the Ark. they meet on Saturday some exciting finishes may be expected. . The Wilmington boys are noted for their hard riding and they will give the local men a good tussle at the tape. W. J. Walker returned yesterday from the Eclipse factory at Elmira, where he has been during the last few days on a business trip. He reports that the '!0 pattern will shortly be out and he expects to be among the first to get a sample. The new machine will have a number of improvements next year will make it more attractive than ever. A great many riders, especially on dis tance runs, make a great mistake in having . their handles dropped too low, as notning so .tends to bring on numbness of the hands, which is in reality nothing less than incipient paralysis, caused by continual pressure on the palms by the whole weight of the body. It was rumored about town yesterday 1. r. T l. A TX7-11. V. . .1 . : ' that John A. Wells had gone into train- ing for the chamoionship race of the Pennsylvania Bicycle Club's loo-mile course, and that he would soon issue a challenge to . A. G. Powell, the present owner of the record to ride with him over the course. . 7 " - When asked about this Wells was very non-committal and would only reply by way of a smile. He evidently intends to say nothing and saw wood until the time comes, when he will so out and scoop in the coveted honor. But little has been seen of Harry Sim mons on the race track this season owing probably to his close confinement to business, while last year no meet was complete without him. He was an of ficial for the first time this year at Mill vllle on Saturday, where he acted as 'clerk of the, course. On the ith and 10th he will be at the Mount Holly Fair as a scorer. When ' asked about what was -new in the Titus, Cabanne and Murphy affair yesteraay. jvir. uiaeon statea that there was nothing new. He said that the en- AMERICAN Tbe Standard Bicycl of the World. HIU LTSTEK. Sole Areata. Open Friday even ins. 137 . Tenia atneU in 1 w BICYCLES CHAS. S. SMITH fe GO.. 1081 ABS Stre;t mmm PROUD The easy running qualities of this wheel make it the favorite with the ladies. Send for Illus Price-list and FACTORY, Washington Ave. v They're Going Fast Every day readers are making; great demands on the K,0007000 Free Books On the Inquirer list. A chosen number of. miscellaneous works are: 2P."4 Prize Recipes. 2(158 Suzanne. 2."i9 Struggle for Right., ! 2M Story of an Errrr. 1 2073 Upon the Origin of Alpine and . Italian Lakes (2 vols.). 2K3 World of Cant 2(i.S5 Yesterday. 2GSG Young Republican Campaign Enclose four cents for postage and ' wrapping;- The Philadelphia Inquirer y FREE BOOK DEPARTMENT 1 1 09 Market St. tire evidence had been submitted to the board and they were still .considering it. From the manner in -which Mr. Gideon spoke he evidently does not believe that a verv clear case can be made against the men. and the probabilities are that the matter will end in a triumph of them all. MISS BLACKBURN MARRIED The DnnKhter of the Kentucky Sen. ' ator Weda Thomas F. Lane. WASHINGTON, Oct. 1. Miss Lucille Blackburn, daughter of Senator Joseph Blackburn, of Kentucky, was married at noon to-day at St. Matthew's Catholic Church, to Thomas F. Lsne,- chief of a division of the Register's office in the Treasury Department. The wedding party was confined to fifteen persons,- made up of relatives and Logan Carlisle and Lieutenant Niblack. Rev. Father Bart performed the ceremony. Senator Blackburn gave away the bride, while Alfred Lane, brother of the groom, acted as best man. Xfw Presidential Postmaatera. WASHINGTON, Oct. 1. The following fourth-class postoffices became Presidential to-day. .- Pennsylvania Sivonia.North Wales, and Richland Centre. New . Jersey Caldwell, Irvingr.on. Little Silver and Tenafly. Mtddleton'a New Foatmaster. WASHINGTON, Oct. 1. The President . has appointed - I. K. Beckard postmaster at Middleton, Pa. China Gives Satinfactlon to Franc. PARIS, Oct. 1. It is announced that China has accorded full satisfaction to France for the recent attack mad upon tbe French missions in ghjna

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