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"Our Captious Critic" in the London
Drum title News, this week, fulls afoul
of that charming little tea-house lady,
Sada Yncco, whoso first acquaintance
with tho stern world on the other Hide
of tho Jade und pearl 3crcen was nuule
foine two years ago in San Francisco.
Sada Yncco nnd Otto Kuwakaml, the
Ellen Terry and Irving of Japan, have
recently been doing the drama as she
Id done In Japan for the benefit of
Cilterlon patrons in London, and tho
critic cap3 hla captlousness by a re-
fusnl to seo good of any kind in the
offoiui of these stars of the Oriental
stage. Good, that Is, according to Oc
cidental standards, and that there may
ho others he seems to find dlfllcult of
belief. Even for the music and danc
ing of theso jewels of Asia he finds no
word of praise, but the doubtful ap
preciation "that it may bo simply per
fect in Japan, but that I feel that 1
should need to be a Japanese to enjoy
it," an attitude neither wise nor
Wtton Kaen In America.
Not that it matters, for the quaint
little company that we first greeted
here on-one never to be forgotten night
hi June, '99, at Maplo Hull In the Pal
ace Hotel, has received Its full meed
of sympathy and appreciation since
that time, sas a writer In the Sun
KrauclRco Call. To any one present
at that peach-blossom festival, that
There was n fashionable crowd at
St. Paul's, Knight's Bridge, Umdon,
the other day, when Ernest Hathaway
Tin nbull of St. Johns, N. B was mar
ried to Mary Elliot Page, the actress,
who Is a daughter of the late Colonel
John Augustus Page of New York.
Among the guests were Viscount
Hampden, tho Earl of Kllmorey, A'd-
y FEW PAIIT AH FRIEND.
At the cloning of the performance
at the Farm Theater, Toledo, 0 the,
other evening, Joo Kelly aud Charles
A. Mason Bhook hands and, the best
of friends, dissolved a professional
partnership that has existed five
years. Their flrst Joint appearance
was mado with Ward & Vokes in "A
rtun on the Bank," The following sea
Hon found them stars In "Who Is
Who," where they remained two years.
Since then they have been In vaude
jrllle as headllners. Mr. Kelly has had
out the one partner In his stage career,
while Mr. Mason has had foul. The
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correct, ildlculous and charming af
fair, the future success of Madame
8ada and her company In Pails was n
foregone conclusion. Tho whole thing
was as certainly and conventionally
artistic as a Hu-oshlgo drawing, with
the same Inspired nnd weird perspec
tive, tho same absolute loveliness of
lino and the same audacious brllllanco
of color. From the geisha dance of
Madame Yncco, an absolute music of
movement, In which the slim, biilllant
figure nitted, half biid-llke, half like n
butterfly against the still gold of the
black edged screen behind, to the deli
cate melancholy of the symphonies of
Japan played on the samlsen and koto,
and the crowning grace of the quaint
ceremonies of the Chanoyu tho an
cient festival of the tea-drinking tho
Japanese greeting to the West was a
keen, artistic delight.
mlral Kltzgrorge and many others.
Miss Page was formerly a member of
the Lycum Theater company In New
York. She hafc appeared at the St.
James nril other theaters in London
nnd has been received with consider
able favor. Since leaving New York
she has alto appenred in theaters In
New Zealand and Aubtralla.
flrst was George West, with whom he
entered professional life, the second
was Jeiry Cavana, who died In 1897.
He also worked for two seasons with
Charlie Young. The coming season
Kelly will he with Ward-& Vokes In
their new play, "The Head Walters,"
and Charlie, In conjunction with Dan
Mason, will be seen In a new com
edy called "Rudolph and Adolph," un
der the management of Broadhurst
The Potomac rlrer Is only COO
miles long, and lu Its lower course is
rather an estuary than a stream.
IIUAN.MHA.f IS HEAD.
Hrnnnlgan, the fast son of Ben
Stromc-Acrn, for which W. L. Lans
ing, his owner, was offered $10,000,
died suddenly tho other dny at tho
Hawthorne race track In Chicago.
Brannlgnn was a speed marvel, aud In
tho five races In which ho started
showed that ho was n colt of great
class. Out of tlvo starts he was first
on two occnslons. Mr. Ionising
bought Brannlgnn last fall from San
ford Lyne, paying $550 for him. Tho
colt's only starts were ut Memphis
and nt Worth, where ho showed Im
pressively. Brauulgan wns worked n
fast five furlongs the day before ho
died. Ho "cooled out" nicely and was
then tnken with the illnoBS that result
ed In hla death, which came very sud-
donly. Locked bowels are believed to
bo tho affliction that brought about the
coil's untimely end.
TUB II1TINO HIIAU.
Not long slnco a story went tho
rounds of the press with regard to a
fiorce shad In tho Hackensack river
having bitten a fisherman, who wns
said to have been laid up for repairs
"ns the result of the affair." Hither
to the shad has been supposed to be,
like the trout, devoid of dread fangs,
but In the light of this new revela
tloh an Eastern poet takes inspiration
and casts the following lines:
"Let dugs delight to bark mid bite,
Let bears, anil IIoiim growl and light,"
Good Dr. Watts remarked too bud
Me never knew the Jersey shad!
Kach slmd that swims the Hackensack
t'urrles it chip upon his buck:
Ills mouth Is full of troth, bednd.
Thin nghtlng, biting Jersey shnd!
If rij unwary passerby
Hhnuld dure the fishing net to try,
He'll shortly wish he never Und,
When bitten by tho Jeisey Blind.
Shade of Pasteur, we fonillv wlih
Your nntl-blte applied to llsh!
Perhnpi". like dogs, these shad bo inad
These wicked, willful Jemey shad!
Perhaps this shad lias grown so wise
He acts came warden In disguise!
Perhaps lie 1 un armorclud;
A submurlnu torpedo Mhad!
Alas, what boots It to surmise
This hero fish's obsequies!
Now as of old It Ih too true
".Shadow s we arc," shads we pursue!
A TRIKUTE TO PIERRE I.ORJLtARD,
By tho death of Pierre Lorlllard n
fow days ago American sportsmen lost
their king, aud "when shall wo look
upon his like again" He was a man
who, In sporting parlance, was every
Inch a thoroughbred, und though
blessed (though largely due to his own
endeavors) with all tho requirements
of wealth to satisfy his many wants,
and though running at ono and the
same time ono of the grandest nnd
best equipped establishments at New
port: and his palatial tesldcnco on
Fifth avenue, New York; the magnfl
cent steam yacht "Rahda"; Tuxedo
Park, and last but not least, tho "Ban
cocas Farm" at Jobstown, N. J., with
Its thoroughbreds of all kinds among
which were celebrated horses and dogs
the game preserves, green house,
etc., yet, strange to say, there was
nothing neglected, while the business
with which he was connected, received
his careful attention. Though he
loved a good gun nnd was fond of
shooting, and sport In any form, he
always seemed to have leisure, and
was a great reader. The writer has
known him many years, and can re
call many Interesting instances of his
lemnrkablc career. Peery Ohl.
SULLIVAN AND MITCHELL.
There Is talk of bringing John L.
Sullivan and Charley Mitchell together
In a four-round bout. Ancnt the propo
sition the old champion says: "Charley
Mitchell Is a good, decent fellow, and
I guess a boxing match between us old
timer' 1 am 43 and Charley must be
11 now would be a good thing. You
see, I am too big and clumsy at pres
ent. 1 weigh 295 pounds stripped, but
I can get Into condition In a little
while. Have to get my weight down
nnd all that, but I can do It to box.
Ever body knows that I can box. Why,
say, when I was having my career no
body In the world could box with me.
Don't you remember how I offered all
kinds of money to anyone who would
stand up against me four tounds? No
body has made such an offer since, und
my offer of $1,000 was not taken,"
hTATK (IAMB LAWS.
At South Amboy, N. J., tho efficient
work of George M. Church, a deputy
game warden, has resulted In a peti
tion for removal. As may be readily
undcifctood, the Instigators of this at
tempt are ga.me law violators and
their friends, hence tho effort may be
regarded as a compliment to the dep
uty, although not Intended as such by
Under the new game and fish laws
of Nebraska, says a correspondent at
North Platte, "a lesldent of the state
who hunts or fishes In a county where
not a resident mutt have a license
countersigned by the clerk for the
county where he doslrca to fish or
hunt, this license also bearing tho sig
nature o! the governor of the state,
which Is attached to a book ut blank
licenses kept for that purpose The
fco Is one dollar. The license will
then bo honored In nny other county
In the state. Pcoplo not resldonts of
the state who come Into Nebraska and
dcslro to llsh or hunt must pay a
license of ten dollnrs, tho conditions
being tho same as tho above."
what hkcomks of fkiiitkiw.
Speaking of tho scarcity of high
class fighters it will not comu amiss to
look over tho flstlu field nnd see what
haa becomo of them, writes George
Slier. Beginning with tho heavy
weights we still huvo Jeffries and Huh
lln, but Corbott, Kltzslmmons, Shar
key, McCoy nnd Mnher, all prominent
a yenr ago, are out of the running. In
tho noxt division, or what wo may
term the light heavies, Boot, Choyln
ski, Carter and Hart, are in tho front
ranks. (Among tho middle-weights
Hyan, Moffat, Gaidner, nnd O'Brien,
now In England, uro tho only ones
that havo claps. Bubo Ferris' decisive
victory over Matty Mathews places
him barring, probably, Wulcott at
tho head of tho weltor-wolght list.
Frank Erne, ns champion, George Mc
Faddcn, and Joo (Sans hold, without
doubt, tho trump hands In tho light
weight class. In the feather-weights
wo have one loader, Terry McGovem,
and a lnrge number of trailers, ninong
"them, some really good ones, such ns
Broad, Sullivan, Callahan, Harris.
Yangcr, Olson. The bantams consist
at present of Bausch, Dougherty, Mc-
Failden and Fcltz.
IIKI PAY roit .IOCICKV.
Jockey Cochran, tho young lad who
hnH been engaged to ride for W. C.
Whltnoy next season, It Is reported,
will get $12,000 a year tor his services.
In addition to this sum he will receive
the customary $25 winning fees nnd
$10 for a losing mount. Cachrnn was
the star rider at New Orleans last win
ter. He piloted more winners nnd had
a better percentage than any other
Jockey. Ho Is perfectly fearless, has
nico hands, Is quick uud alort to take
advantage nt any point of a race, and
can rldo at 84 pounds.
TIIK MARSHALL CUP.
From American Field A pleasant
Burprlee awaits Captain Tom A.
Marshnll, who so ably steered tho All
Amorlcau team to victory In the
matches with the English and Scottish
teams. On the return of the tenm the
other mcmbcis put their heads togeth
er und purchased a handsome solid
silver cup for presentation to the cap
tain. It was mado by Tiffany of New
York In tho design of a vase with
three handles, tho spaces admitting
suitable Inscriptions, one of which
reads: "To Captuln Tom A. Marsh
all," tho second, "London 1901 Glas
gow," and tho third, "From tho Amer
ican Team Bolla O. Hoiks, Chas. W.
Budd, Wm. R. Crosby, C. M. Powers,
Fred Gilbert, E. H. Tripp, J. A. R.
Elliott, J. S. Fanning, F. 8. Parmelee,
R. Meritll, Edward Banks." Captain
Marshall left for his home In the West
without the slightest kuowlcdgo of the
souvenir of tho. trip being even In-
THE CUP TO BE PRESENTED TO
TOM A. MARSHALL, BY THE
tended. An Illustration of the cup Is
KKAMUM'H FAST KIUIXU.
Flank L. Kramer, the blonde lad
from East Orange, N, J., Is doing some
great tiding on the wheel this beason.
A few days ago, on the track at Vulls
burp N. J.; he won tho two-rullo
handicap from a field of 16 starters
and broke tho world's record by moro
than eight seconds. Tho Jersey rider's
time was 3:59 4-5 seconds, against Mc
Farland's mark of 4:08 2-0, made at
Washington. In the last quarter of a
mile, by a magnificent burst of speed,
ho moved from his position at last and
mowed down the whole Held one after
another, while the crowd of spectators
MOFFAT TO KKTIRIC
Jack Moffat, the clever Chicago mid
dleweight, Is probably out or tho fight
ing game for good. The Injury ho re
ceived to his left arm In San Fran
cisco in his recent fight with George
Gardiner may compel him to retlro
from the ring altogether. Tnls Is the
third time Moffat has fallen n victim
to the weakness of his left arm. In
a fight with Gardiner lu Now York in
1899, he broke tho nrm and in a bout
with Al Nell! later on his arm once
moro went wrong,
Miss Kuntzo of Berlin, with a guide
named Furrer, has succeeded In reach
ing the top of the Galmerhorner, near
the Rhone glacier, In Switzerland. This
Is the first time the mountain was ever
ascended. It Is 10,500 feet high.
Jlmson What became of that man
who had 27 meduls for saving people
from drowning. Dock Worker He fell
In one day when ho had them all on,
and the weight of 'em sunk hlni.
WASHINGTON'S STAR PITCHER.
Wyatt A. Leo, one of tho best pitch
ers on tho payroll of tho Washington
club of the American loaguo, whoso
stronghold la his steadiness, an un
usual featuro of a left handed deliv
ery, wns born Aug. 12, 1879, at Lynuh
burg, Vn and learned to play ball on
the lots of his native city. Ho aftor
wards mado n great reputation as an
WYATT A. LEE.
amateur in Kuusns. He was flrst scon
by James H. Manning, president of the
Kansas City club of the American
League, at Coft'oyvlllc, Kan., nnd the
latter was so well pleased with his
performance In the pitchor's position
that he signed him for his Kansas City
team. During tho season of 1900 he
participated in fifty champlonahhtp
games. Ho shut Minneapolis out with
out a run, and beat Chicago in u
twolvo-lnningtgamo, allowing the lat
ter only one run und seven hits. Ho
won a ten-Inning game from Buffalo,
who mado only two runs. He once al
lowed Indianapolis only three hits. Tho
greatest number of runs scored off him
In ono gamo was cloven, and the small
est was one. Twlco Chicago mado
only ono tun nnd Indianapolis and
Buffalo scored ono run each. Thus far
this year ho has done exceedingly welt.
Up to June 27, Inclusive, ho won nlno
out of thirteen games ho pitched. Somo
of his best pitching feats wore against
Boston. On May 15, at Boston, ho shut
the locals out without a run nnd al
lowed them only throe safe hits. On
June 27 he facod tho Bostons at Wash
ington, and ho was given credit for
pitching ono of the boldest games seen
on the ball field In yt .cjty In many
a day. Although tho Bostons made
seven safe hits, including n double
bagger, ho prevented them from scor
ing, being most effective when tho
bases wero occupied by runners. He
was steady throughout, giving only
two freo passes to first baBc, and field
ed his position like a veteran,
HI'OIIT IN DANOKn.
0in Hal ting- at faitu Gm-.
From Philadelphia Press: Baseball
In this city Is confronted with' the
greatest danger that has arisen in tho
past quarter of a century. Once be
fore the same evil was permitted to
gain tho itpperhand, and. In the words
of Billy Shurslg, business manager of
tho Philadelphia American League
Club, "baseball will never survive an
other such experience."
Tha Humbling Kvll.
' The danger .which threatens tho
game 1 that of gambling, which haa'
taken a firm root among a certain ele
ment nnd which Is not only evident at
all games played at Philadelphia park,
but Is growing to such proportions
that the officials of he club should call
a halt at onco. For tho past few sea
sons tho roof on top of the club houso
has been a favorite spot for thoso who
gamble on the result of the game, and
In the various plays which are likely
to como up. Several times tho men
who congregate at this point hnve
been driven away, but they havo In
variably returned after u few days.
Practiced In (Itauil Staail.
This season the practice has spread
to the grand stand, and the right-hand
section of the cantilever Is now the
fuvorite spot for dozens of men who
bet sums ranging from $10 to $100,
aud In some Instances even higher
amounts, upon tho result of a game.
There Is no effort to conceal tho trans
actions, and the betting Is done as
openly as was the case lu tho old
days at the Gloucester race track.
It Is when the "double headcis" are
played, though, that tho betting Is
most apparent. Then there Is such a
short time In which to get down the
bets that the gamblers fairly fall all
over each other In their efforts to place
their money. Tho bets are' mostly
made on tho final result of a game, and
upon the proposition that one club will
make moro runs In one Inning than
the other does during the entire game.
On both of these hundreds of dollars
openly bet every afternoon.
It is against the rules of the Na
tional league to permit betting on
games at a ball park, but this rule Is
being openly violated every day there
Is a game at Broad and Huntington
streets. Indeed, it Is rumored that
bookmakers make regular nooks, both
In the cantllovor and on the top of thV
Minnie Won't tiara It.
Tho aamo men who now congregate
nt Philadelphia park hnve been driven1
away from Columbia park, nt Twenty
ninth street nnd Columbin avenue.
Shortly aftor the season began Busi
ness Manager Shnrslg discovered what,
was going on nnd promptly suppressed1
the practice. Even nftel' that ono man
who Is most conspicuous in hotting ut
the gaineH pleaded with Mr. Sharslg
for permission to continue mnklng
bets. To thin mnn Mr. Sharslg said:
"Tho gamblers killed hnsehall In
thlii town 25 years ago. I know what
It wns then to put tho gamo on Its feet,
and as long as I can prevent It theio
will bo no countenancing tho evil at
It Is In tho effect that may follow
tho practice that tho evil exists. Dur
ing tho seventies tho gamblers formed
a comblnntlon with the players, with
such dire results Hint In 1875 tho
Philadelphia Club was expelled and In
1870 similar action wan taken In the
ciiho of the Athletics of this city, and
tho Mutuals of New York.
Tim Murnauo nowadays U saying
lots of nice things nboitt Homers' Bos
ton Club and nbout tho American
Lrugiio In gcuornl. Ho li also begin
ning to limp on tho hnrmony string.
In tho Boston Globe tho other day ho
had tho following significant nrttclo:
"I wits talking with Mr. Somcrs yes
terday, and he tools quite confident
that tho National League will s?e It
will bo to Its ndvniitngo to muko ponce
with tho Anioricnn Lenguo befoio nn
othcr yenr rolls mound. 'The business
men of both leagues will figure out tho
advantage of working In harmony be-
fore tho year closes,' he tfuld. 'Tho
league men must udmlt that tho Amer
ican Iihh revived Interest In tho gamo,
which wna fust going to thu bad, nnd
for this reason should acknowledge
they wore not nil that was nccossary
to muko the gamo n success In thU
country. In lovlvlng the baseball In
terest ull will be benefited, nnd I
think tho American League ran now
feel piotty well satisfied that tho pub
lic is willing to consider un worthy of
good liberal patronage.'
"Mr. Somors has figured out the
baBoball problem to his own Fittlsfac
Hon, and has somo good Ideas on tho
gamo. Ho Is not u revolutionist. Dur
ing tho Players' Loaguo war Mr. Som
crs was In Clevclnnd, nnd, being u very
strong lcagun man, ho had un sym
pathy for tho players and felt satis
fied they would never succeed.
"His Idea of tho Ideal conditions Is
to havo the clubs friendly, so that con
flicting dateu would bo done away
with. This would give the newspa
pers a chanco to devote more space to
tho teams at homo and in this way
help matoi tally to get tho peoplo out
to the bull grounds. Division of space
lu the papors will ccitalnly l educe the
chances for making money in this
city." ( I
A VKTKRAN CATC'HKIt.
Tho bulk of the backstop work for
tho Pittsburg team Is bolng douo by
the veteran catcher, Charles L. Zlm
mer. It lu Important that n team that
hopes to fctiuul nt the bead lu tho raca
for tho pennant have u man of tried
expeilenco behind tho bat. and In
"Chief" Zlmmer the PiiaUs have such'
a, man. His fine work has contributed
nut a little to tho high standing of th!
team. Unless something unforeseen
happeus, such as the crippling of somj
of her best players, it Is good guessing
that tho Smoke Cltyltcs will land tbj
Loaguo pennant tills season.
Zlmtuor has for years been ono of
the best catchers In the country. J Is
was born In Marietta, O., March 29,
18G9. His flrst engagement of note wds
with Detroit In 1884.. While with the
Pougbkcepsle club of tho Hudson R'.v
r League In 1j56, his work attract"'
attent!6n, and In ie57 lie joined the
Rovhcstsr club, then a member of the
luloi'natfoilHl Association. Ills relcasa
was bought by the Clevelauds toward
the close of that season, and he re
mained with that team until the spring
of 1899, when it was transferred to S:.
Louis. Ho was released by Manager
Tebeau in the early part of the 1899
pennant raco and signed with lxmls
vllle. He was ono of the players se
lected by President Dreyfus to go to
CHAU'iVES L ZIMMER.
Pittsburg, where he lias slnco played
his position finely. When the Players':
Union was formed last year Zlmmer'
wuh elected president.
No one Is any happier over the
slump of the Chlcagoes this year thau .
Billy Dahlen. The breaking up of iXW'ffil
Chicago team dates bac,k to his re'- '
lease, ' '
There Is little difference of opinlosi,
now about the shlitwnlst, It has beea'
put to a voto and tho response has
been universal. Philadelphia Times.
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