Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, June 23, 1895, Part III, Page 18, Image 18
' ' VSR THE OMAHA DAILY Uas : SUNDAY , JUKE 20 , 1805. CHAT WITH BALI PLAYERS The War of the Colleges and What Their Athletes Are Doing. WHISPERINGS OF 1HE WHIRLING WHEEL All Hint In l.nto niul Ji > v y In the Hlcyclo \\orlil-A 'I rip lo llor Mhoo I.ulto niul Heat * of llrc7y Clcmlp. 11ILI3 the Western association cham pionship race Is nothing like the ono of the opening year for closeness and excitement , It Is still a very In- foresting chase and H will require a wlso man Indeed at this stage of the game to place any -team one , two , three. Peorla Is In the lead , but the margin between that city anJ Lincoln Is so narrow that any one series of games Is likely to re verse the standing. Duckerlno has a ball team there Is no mistake and probably the best controlled ono In the association. They play geol , hard , uniform ball and will hardly fall below their present standing , barring un foreseen accidents It IP harJ to tell Just where Peorla gets her strength , but the best theory Is that It is derived from her pitch ers. THicy esem to all be tn good form andre ro pl'chlng better ball than was expected of them. Doth the Qulnceys and Hockfords have been disappointments , especially the former , who looked like almost certain wln- n"6rs In the start St. Joe has had a rocky experience with boozing and Insubordinate players anl the best part of the reason has been practically thrown away. Alberts , how ever , seems to have gotten them In some thing llko condition at last and may yet make a bid for at least second honors. They nr6 not out of It by any means , but It will require almost uninterrupted good work from now on until their next eastern trip to as- euro them , of any very material change. Jacksonville has a goad team , but their work lias been Irregular and unsatisfactory , which can likewise be said of tha Omahas. With the accession of George Darby some weeks ago the fans expected the team to vault right Into the van , but thej hnvo been disappointed and their standing Is about Uhe sameas It was then There Is no denying the fact that the home team has had more thf Us share of bad luck. At no time yet have nny two of the pitchers been , r perfect shape , nnd for the past month there has been ono , two or three of the boys almost wholly Incapacitated by sickness or injury. So , under tha circum stances , they liave accomplished all that could reasonably bo expected of them. During the recent visit to St. Joe the team was deprived of the services of one of the mainstays of the club George Ulrlch. He had a little finger Jammed back Into his fist In last Sun day's game , and during the past five days has been compelled to II" Idle. These con stant drawbacks have caused a good deal ol shifting around , and It was this that brought about the pcor fielding that marred s > o mail } games. With die team In anything llko de cent shape , the Hutchlnson family should go to the front In n canter. "Hard luck stories , " observed Manager Me- Vlttlo on his return from St. Joe yesterday "are always In order , nnd every manager In the country has a fund on hand at ono time or another during the season , and he is al ways willing to get rid of them at the first opportunity. However , 1 haven't nriy fairy tales to retail now , notwithstanding the tall- emlcr.s have just finished mopping up a smal section of St. Joseph vvllli us. Wo lost those two first games down there through rottci ball playing , and nothing else. Hard luck had nothing to do vslth It. When Hutch's boys did play ball , nnd that was on our las Cay down there , Gussle Alberts' rejuvenated JSalntB were easy ; Just like eating soup will a fork. Hut that cuts no figure. The St Joes. 'aro ' CO per cent stronger today than they have been any time this season , and fron this on I5io team that beats them will have to play ball. They are due for a string o victories , or. I miss the mark. Alberts has been on the hustle , and his team presents ai almost entirely new front. His new men are all strong onea. Percy Grlllln Is a beautlfu fielder at short , and while he docs not hi very hard or often , he has plugged up a blf , hole In the team. California McCarthy nm old Emmet Seery In the field also constitute a strong acquisition. Besides these they liavc two new pitchers , Stultz and Dolan , and think they will both pan out well. " "About our new grounds. I think before the middle of July the people will bo In lov with them , It they are not already. Th big field offers all there Is In the game fo the players who guard that territory , am from this on out errors out there should b a rarity. The stand may be a trifle fa back , but that Is unavoidable Just now. Le the fans give us their support for the balanc of the present season and next year we wll get back at them with as handsome ground and buildings as any In the country , no excepting but ono or two parks In the Na tlonal league. This Is all I can say on thl head now , but the lovers of the great spor can depend on Just what I say. Prepare fo a treat In the way of magnificent now ground next spring. " "What do I think of the outcome of th present race ? Well , I am willing to be a bunch of bananas that Poorla doesn't win it It ever a club has been smiled upon by th fickle Goddess of Fortune It Is the ono whlcl Fatty Dugdalo controls , but It Is about tlm for a shift. You have noticed that Qulnc lras JU9t got through lambasting Duigy's ; out fit , and when we got them here day afte ' tomorrow we won't do a thing to them They. j re here Tuesday , Wednesday an Thursday , you know. We want those thre games In our business. If wo don't ge them , why , Peorla will , that's all. Just vvh will land the coveted flag , I don't presum to bo able to guess , but If pressed for a shoat at It I would have to say Omaha. Let ou pitchers once get In half respectable shap and we will back In and win. " 1'aliivnr with tlio Hull Player * . Jack Fanning , an ex-Omahan , Is pltchln great ball for Minneapolis. "Sandy" Grlflln has been released by Syra CUSB. Bandy was a cracker four years ago. Little Holllngsworth of the Llncolns Is Lin coin's safest man at the bat at a , crltlca tlmo. tlmo.Harry Harry Kaymond Is playing a nice game fo Detroit and la anxious to return to majo league company , Manager Twltchell of Milwaukee Is aftc loveral new players. He says he Is deter mined to strengthen bis team. Peorla seems to have the best two pitcher In the association In Hanson and Thomas Thomas Is an especially strong man. Carter , Yale's crack pitcher , has strained ligament In his pitching arm and it Is fcare that he will not be able to twirl again thl rear. rear.The The question which Is agitating the mind 5t a great many Hockford people Is wher President Kent gets Ms umpires. Hockfor Star. Manager Alberts has at lust made a bal team out of the St , Joes , and from this o out they will In all probability be heard fron bard and often. Pitcher Koach , who made such a phenomo lal record In the Chicago City league , ha joined the Omaha team. Sporting News Haven't seen him. Dad Clarke Is now New York's main de pendence slnco Ihislo and Meekln are out o form. It Is rather remarkable how the ol jian has come again , In ono of the St. Joe-Dcs Molnes game Purvis hit a ball against thu fence. Th ball stuck between the boards and he go three bases on the hit. While tn Qulncy lately President Kent re narked that tha Western association Is In th leat sort of financial condition and that th ro pecl are splendid for beating last year' Umpire Vorlss had a merry reception In See < oe and Ilockford. Ot course these team est , not by Inferior playing on their part h , no , It WAS "do umpire" every time ! Mr tarlrj has resigned. Miller ot the Cincinnati has * record tkul on't be beaten this year In a league game , n eleven Innings at Philadelphia ho threw our men out at first from right field and ad another assist besides. There was a deal on for the trade of lolllngsworth of Lincoln to St. Joe for Jones. , lncoln wanted Marcum , however , and the ? al fell through. Snapper Kennedy was to lay short In Holllngsworth's place. The New York club Is getting slowly but urely Impressed with the opinion that two Itchers do not make a championship team , nd that other teams , the superiors of the Giants at the bat , on th9 bases and In the eld , have some Hunles and Mecklns them- elvej. KroJ PfefTer Is In Chicago now doing noth- ng at nil but looking handsome nnd cluing- ng his clothes six times a day. He has re used to "serve out his ssnlence" In Louis- Hie , and will b'do ' hh time until next year , vhen he will likely be playing second baser or Anson's club. The last night the Qulncys were here , says he Hockford Gazette , quite a number of thnm vero full up to the imi/zle , and made spec- acles of themselves on the streets. They mil an off diy ahead cf them , and thought hey could get Into condition before they ar rived In Jacksonville. The Pcorlans seem fond ot Hockford's base mils. They only stole five during and after Sunday's game. Thomas walked away with .hree under his sweater and Dugdale and [ Jennott were each detected In attempting to steil one during the game Hockford Star. Harry Truby of the Grand Haplds team has j3on released to Hockford. The Tobeau brothers are doing yeoman service for Cleveland this season. Pat has always been n good man to stick Into a hole where ho was neeJod , but George Is sur- irlslng his best friends by the great work Is doing at first It was n lucky day for Cleveland when President lloblson decided not to release him. Abbey said his shoulder was lame yestcr- lay , but the fact of the matter Is , he Is n > lg baby and his heart weakened , says a lockford authority. Nlcol could have had ilm when ho was put on the block , but the lockford manager realized that Abbey would consider himself above hard work In this eague , and no good results could be obtained 'rom him. Quincy has an elephant on her lands. Merles Is about the toughest acting ball player ever seen on the local diamond. He walks like a cow stuck In a mudholc and ho looks as though he lived In the Inst houeo In Tough street. But say , that boy Is a ball player , In spite of the errors he made yes terday. When he meets the ball It's all day with the horsehldc. He knocked a line hit yesterday that neirly took Underwood and Burns off their feet before they could get out of Its way. All they could do was to dodge , and they were lucky to escape then. Hock ford Gazette. Umpire Haskcll left last night for St. Joe , where ho will umpire today. Mr. Haskell Is ono of the best umpires In the. field , and lias given the most perfect satisfaction here His Judgment Is quick and accurate , his decisions firm and fair , and he allows no rowdyism on the diamond. Umpire Ward comes over from Jacksonville to preside at the rest of the games. Qulncy Whig. Manager Watkins of Indianapolis says that ho considers the Western league fully as strong as the old American association and believes that It should bo given , a standing along with the National league. There came near being a fight on the ground yesterda'y between the two French men , Larette and Larocque. Larette Is as quick as a cat and Larocque Is' strong as n bull , and It they ever come together It Is evident that there wouldn't be any grass growing within forty rods of them after the first round. Larocque Is entirely too windy for nny use. He Is a bully and should be treated as such by every umpire that has any dealings with him. Burns found out yesterday that the Qulncy captain could not bo treated as a gentleman. Such fellows should bo put oft the grounds. Hockfori1 Gazette. The absurdity of sending a new man to bat In place of a regular player Is demonstrated by the fact that of all the men who were sent up to sav'e the game In the last Inning this season only two made hits. On May Grady batted In Hodson's place for the Phil lies and made a hit and run , and on May 21 Brcitensteln batted In place of Staley for St Louis and made a hit. Plttsburg Post. AH the National league clubs have nick names. The Philadelphlas are called the "Quakers , " the New Yorks the "Giants,1 Baltimore , the "Orioles , " Washington the "Senators , " Broskjyn the "Bridegrooms , ' Boston the "Beaneaters , " Louisville the "Col oncls , " St. Louis the "Done Browns , " Cleve land the "Spiders. " Plttsburg the "Pirates,1 Chicago the "Colts. " Cincinnati the "Heds. " Lew Camp made a great hit with the In dlanapolls audience In the last St. Paul Indianapolis game. Johnstone , Comlsky's ciack pitcher , had been hit hard and the Ilooslers were making TUPS as they pleased Camp was playing left field and had beet kept on the move all the time. In the slxtl Inning , after a. particularly long chase , he walked over to the bicycle stand , which was at the -ildo of the field , and becurlng a whee walked back In his territory and stood ready to mount and go after the next ball hit It his direction. Even Johnstonc's trouble ! countenance broke Into a wreath of smiles. Old J mmet Seery , the orange merchan who did such yeoman service for Omaha last year , has Joined St. Joe. CAN Till : COISNKM.S MINT Anent the It.icn nt llcnlcy and General Cut loc Atlilotlc * . Americans In London are taking a remarka ble Interest In the Cornell crew , which It trajnlng on the Thames for the grand chal lenge cup for sculls In the Henley regatta and the American ambassador , Mr. Bajard spent ono afternoon watching the America ! representatives pulling over the course In their shell. College men on this side cf the Atlantic are scanning the cable reports with equal Interest. This Is the first elght-oar2 ( crew which has crossed the Atlantic am Americans are anxious to Know how the ! athletes compare with their British cousins In what has always been one of the leading English sports. While Cornell has not racei Yale or Harvard In the last ten years their 'varsity crow has a list of eighteen consecu live victories on the water , and they hold the world's records for a mlle and one-half am for three miles In eight ? , so they have a valid claim as worthy representatives o American aquatics. The English stroke takes a longer sweep than the Courtney stroke , which the Cornell boys pull , but Is slower on the recovery and uses the arms more. With the Courtney stroke the arms are scarcely bent , the great muscles of the legs and back do all the work , the recover ; Is quick and the boat never lags betweei strokes. The cour3 at Henley Is only a little over a mile and a half , so the raca Is a race from the start to the finish. The Henley crew were selected with a view to this fact , and are lighter than the average American eight. But In practice they have been pulling a tremendous stroke and In ono ot the practice races with the freshmen crew they pushed the stroke up to fifty a minute , which Is something tremendous. Forty-four Is con sidered a very rapid gait. The English critics have conceded that the Cornelllans are likely to lead at the start , but do not think they can keep up their stroke over the length ot the courp ? . Mr. Courtney , unlike most coaches , speaks freely of his hopes and fears , "If time com parison goes for anything and my boys are In shape wo shall give an accounting which will surprise even the slow-going Englishmen. Now , although the Leander club cr-ew In 1891 did the mile and 550 yards In G 51 , the crew to do the next best time , 7-01 , was the Thames How Ing club crew. While several winners of the grand challenge cup have done 7,03 , 7:01 : , 7:22 : , others have finished first In the time of eight minutes , and seconds from one to fifty "Ot course the water on the lake and at Henley differ as to conditions , the one offerIng - Ing dead and the other live water ; still , the difference In time would not bo greater than ten seconds. If that much. "So , you see , when It comes to time , why the ch nc 9 of our making1 nn excellent showIng - Ing seem to be good , assuming the while that the crews to meet ours will only ba up to the average. So far ns other things go , auch as rowing on strange water nnd In a different climate , tha aspect of the affair changes. Though not apprehending any evil Influence on account of climate , there Is , ot course , such a thing as our men , even with over four weeks' rawing Over the cours , being handicapped. "In other reapsc's ' , such as rigging of boat nnd crew , the boat lUrlf. the patent nwlvd oarlocks , nnd oven the ran , will command 1 the respect ot tha critics , who , If Just , will grant us an advantage over our English cousins. " Late advices from Henley are to the effect li.n tha Cornell crew are rapidly becoming ccllmatod to the British atmosphere and hat they have taken to tho' court * over vhlch they are to row for the diamond culls like a duck takes to water. They ro on the river dally , anl while viewed vlth hypercritical eyco , are fast creating the dca , dontcherno , that they arc In It , strictly n It. Coach Courtney Is a foxy old aquatic and ic Is paving great attention to form and tartlnK , and the way they are breaking away and reaching n tbp speed stroke at orty-clght li something somewhat rcmark- blo , to say the least. The English Judges , w ho are always great sticklers as to condition , iponly avow that the Cornell bojs nro too Ight , that U PS a crew , nnd predict that hey will not last But In this they will evl- lently get fooled. American trainers ntu alsa clcjo observants ot condition tn all ipes of athletics and fully realize what a ac'or wind Is In all muscular competition low-ever , American trainers but seldom rave over bulk , let It be In a rowing crew , ptiglllmi , iaso ball or any of the other sports where great muscular development Is so much do- > cnded on. The fact L , Courtney siys , that ho members of hlo crew arc gutting heavier hn ho likes , so kindly have they taken to heir work nnd the country , and In the past veelc ho has almost doublel their exercise In order to keep them nt the notch ho has In ils mind's eye. The greatest Interest Is being taken In the Cornells nil over America and the great Henley race may very properly jo denominated the star event of the , oison The final selection of the crew which will row In the Cdrnell boat In this great Inter national race has been made , and is as fol- ows Matthews , Splllman , Hager , Kro'born , Fcnncll , Dyer. Louis and Hall. Courtney an nounces that until the day of the race ho will devote his entire tlmo to coaching the eight men who have been finally selected to carry the Cornell colors to victory. He expresses Ills belief that the crew will Improve greatly In the interim The men are all well , and every one of them rows as fast as he did before leaving home. The rowing export of Vanity Fair , In an article commenting on lite performances of the Cornell crew , says. "The Cornell men have a capital and very elastic recovery , which many of the British crows would do well to Imitate Their bodies work squarely , their backs are straight , nnd there Is no slouching at the finish of their stroke. If they had more length of reach and made more use of their bodies for a swing , they would be very formidable , but unless t'ney ' are cast In a stronger mould than former American crews that have vis ited England they will fall off greatly when their piston action slide becomes weak The Columbia four , vyhlch won the Visitors' cup In 1878 , rowed a longer stroke than any of their American competitors before or since. yet even they were short In respect of swing. The weak point of the Harvard four which cnmo over In 18C9 was their want of recovery , whltlii , however , Is the least of the faults of the Cornell crew. In the meantime , It Is sufficient to say that the Cornell men give better promise of speed nnd staying qualities than any American crew that has visited England. " The recent agreement between Harvard and Cornell to row nnd play base ball and foot ball together for two years has been the chief topic cf conversation In college circles. Outsiders hardly realize the Importance of this agreement , but to a man up a tree the situation Is decidedly Interesting. Coming as It does Just after Yale's demand for an apology from Harvard for her charges of brutality against Hlnkcy , Yale's foot ball cap tain , and Harvard's flat2refusal to do anything It looks very much like a break between the bean-eaters and the great university of the Nutmeg state. Yale's long supremacy In athletics has. caused her to grow a trifle dictatorial Two years ago they accused the University of Pennsylvania of professlonallsn and since then there have been no contests In either base ball or foot ball betweer Yale and Pennsylvania. Since Yalo's refusa to row Cornell for a decade or more the two universities have been at outs. Last year. In spite ot Princeton's protests , Yale succeeded In bulldozing the Tigers Into post poning the annual Thanksgiving day game at New York for a week , and a Thanks giving day game 'In December proved a fizzle &i far as attendance was concerned Columbia has never brought glory to the blue and white except on the track , and the only hope for Improvement at present Is on the water So , while the situation among the flve great universities Is more or less complicated , li looks as If Yale would be the loser In a break with Harvard. Yale would be con fined In foot ball to a single big game anr that with Princeton , and the Tigers have beei defeated by old Ell , with the exception of ono year , slnco 18S9. In base ball the New England colleges have shown up well , so hero It would not bo so bad , but on the water the case would be decidedly embar rassing. Yale has perslstenly retted to row any one but Harvard A race with Col umbia would probably be n mere procession Unless Pennsylvania shows marked Improve ment they would probably have to take Yale's back water , and there Is little likeli hood of Pennsylvania accommodating Yak with a race If Yale rows C'ornell the cvnllenge would have to come from Yale , wh el would be like pulling out her eye teeth. It Is also likely that Cornell would want to lay down her own conditions , which woulf be a very bitter pill for ' .he sons of Mil. Ant to follow In Cornell's wake to England for a race would make Yale feel as though black had been made a combination with her college color. Harvard certainly has , the upper hand It the situation. Yale will either have to back water or take the consequences , which seem anything but cheerful. It Is possible tha : this may lead to some good after all by the formation of a league , or a dual league among the great athletic universities. Such n league among Yale , Harvard , Cornell Princeton nnd Pennsylvania would certainly bo a solution As It is , no college has n vulld claim to championship except In track athletics , nnd squabbles and bickerings do anything but meet the approval of a lover o ! fair play and true sportsmanship. VV liUpL'rlnRS of tlmVhcol. . A visit to the old Omaha fair grounds race track any evening between the hours of 5 and S Is almost as good as going to a race meet. Such a crowd of racing men are In training that one would naturally think upon seeing the swarm on the track that halt the wheelmen In the city were racing men. They are clad In all kinds of costumes , some In the modern racing suits , others In "blled1 shirts and long pants and many In only their undershirts and pants , the pants being rollec up to the knees , and such scorching and puffIng - Ing and sweating ! They are each chasing the other. Messenger boys , offlca boys , bookkeep ers , clerks , and you might say nearly oven branch of trade Is represented and they al aspire to be fast racing men Some of them bhow good speed , while others the more they train the slower they ride , but doubtless porno friend has held a watch on them am to encourage them stretches the truth a little and Informs the would-be that he Is riding his miles at a 2 23 clip nnd the would-be then sees visions of diamonds , pianos and sue ) prizes , which he thinks ho. will vsln at the first rice meet In which ho participates. HB then enters Into his training with st'.ll more spirit than before , only to ride Plowcr each day. Why ? Because he has no speed in him. Ho has perhaps some friend who rides fast and he thinks ho can bo fast also , but a man must ba naturally speedy , must have It born In him to win races nowadays. It Is not like It was a few years ago , when racing men were few , A man who was speedy thei could win without a great deal ot hard work but now he gees to a race meet and finds tha ha Is pitted against twenty or thirty men who are as fast as himself. He Is Informed by the judges that there being so large a Held at starters the race will have to be run In heats , the first three men In each heat to rldo In the final. Ho rides In his heat will eight or ten others and If he qualifies ho Is lucky. Then In a ghort time comes the final In which those who have qualified compete They ride It and If a nun secures one of the three prizes which are offered he considers himself fortunate , and perhaps the prize ho wins Is actually worth $20 , and to win this prlzo he has worked hard , besides spending a great deal of time and perhaps more [ none ; than the prize he has won Is actually worth \nd then think of the others he has compete ; against. They have won nothing and are ou both their time and money. Unless a man li exceptionally fast that Is , able to do a mile In IMS or bettor ho had bStter let racing alone. IIu will b a great deal better off In tlm long run. Councilman Mercer , who Introduced the recent cent blcyclo ordinance , hu coma to the fron again with a involution to have a path six eat wide left unsprlnkled for the use of ycllsls on nil > tbagbuslness streets which mvo been heretofom flooded. Mr. Mercer eos the necessity of having legislation to govern blcyclo rldensl and ho Is not trying to give them the wnrstiof It , but Is only doing vhat ho thinks will iieneflt them In the long un. The Omaha Whcot club will on Tuesday ivtnlng give a Social for the club members l their lady friends. Light refreshments will be served end n general geol time Is ex pected , All club mumbers are requested to como and bring itheio ladles. Mr. F. M. Harter , Isecretary ot the division meet to bo heldiln Kearney the Ith and Bill tut , Is In the oltyr getting entries , etc , , for ho meet , * Plattsmouth Opens her new tblrd mile rack Thursday with a race meet. There are six good events on the program nnd several of iOmnha's fast ones have signified their In- .entlons of going down to see Just how fast 'Happy Holloway" can tide at home. Omaha will be well represented In the state championships this year. Last year Dinaha did not secure a championship , but : ho year before made a clean sweep and got them all. They are going to try the clean swetp business ngnlnst this year. Galke , Fredrlckson , Mach , Edwood , Holton nnd ley will all be starters In the champlon- ihlps. Gadke Is comparatively a now man , > ut U showing n burst of speed that will surprise them all. Last week he rorto tne- eighth of a mile In thirteen seconds , which Is moving a little Fredrickson IB doing good work , but Is not up to the standard jot With hard work ho will round to by the 4th. Mach and lllwood are both new men. > ut are riding llko old timers and some fast work may bo expected from both. Holton , the old veteran , Is showing good form and will bo close to the front at the flnlih. Plxley s riding stronger than over before Last Thursday evening , In training , he role one- lialf mile unpaced tn 1 00 , which Is class A , state record , for an unpaced holt. The Omaha Wheel club Is making great preparations for the state meet. They will have a special car and will leave Omaha with their ladles at G.50 the evening of the 3d and arrive In Kearney the next morning. Each member will wear a uniform which will consist of wh'te duck trousers , a red , black and red blazer , white sweater with the club emblem on the front nnd white yachting cap They will endeavor to have a good time If there Is such a thing possible. The "Ooo- glers" will not be In evidence this year , therefore Kearney people may rest easy. ' The most popular abort evening run out of Omaha Is the Twentieth street boulevard to Florence. Every pleasant evening between the hours of 7 and 9 the boulevard Is a masi of cyclists and carriages , the cyclists out numbering the carriages by about three or four to one. By thp way , the surface of the road Is almost as smooth as nt phalt and the wheelmen take advantage of this by taking a spin over It almost dally There Is no street , road or boulevard west of Chicago , the surface of which lyuny smoother and better than that of the Dodge street course , which Is sK miles In length. Wheel men , however , do not frequent It FO much for the reason that it Is quite hilly , but for beautiful scenery It is unsurpassed by any thing In this vicinity. Another popular even ing ride Is the one out Leavenworth ftreet to Park avenue and thence to the park , In which the drives are beautiful and the riding fine Five years ago the run to Council Bluffs over the Douglas street bridge nnd the newly paved street which lead to the "cltj across the rlvfcr" was considered the finest In this section of the country , but the pave ment Is now In ball s.hape and the trip U made by but few If any wheelmen who are out for a pleasure trip. It ls claimed that the wheelman who ran Into the little Italian girl on Twelfth and Capitol avenucj last week and was nearly mobbed by the child's parents and friends was riding at a greater speed than the new ordinance allows , , If this U the case he Should have been arrested and fined for his conduct , as there Is no excuse for a wheel man riding at a. speed greater than eight miles an hour through the business ( streets Parents , however , are very careless In al lowing their clilldrdn to play in the streets and there should be a law punishing the parent who permits this. They run the risk of having' tholr children dashed to the ground and trrtmpled to pieces by run-away horses , which 'are by no means uncommon thesa days. ' Hodooed by n frying pan. Such was the experience of the wheel club last Sundaj and never before have I been called upon to chronicle such a clear case of "got left , ' "passed up , " etc. , nnd I hope many long days will go by before It happens again But v\e had lots of fun nnyhow , nnd here goes to tell It to you. If you prefer It In poetry let me know and you can call at the office for copies any time after I write It The club run was called for Horseshoe lake for a fishing party , but by unanimous con sent It v\as changed for Kelly's , where some of the boys celebrated the Sunday before , nnc some of the Jealous members had to get oven by having some fun up theie , too. So we started. Six of us In the commissary wagon and ten on wheels , every one telling some body how many fish they were going to bring home. Well , they didn't bring them for if they had It would have been pub lished the next day In both editions ; and you didn't see it , now , did you ? . For a mascot we took "Harvey" along and Harvey took a frying pan to cook the fish In. That's really Captain Potter's fault , for ho notified every one they must catch fish or go hungry , and the "coon" thought he had a cinch. I'm quite sorry , of course , that he failed to get a chance to show what a good cook ho was , but we would be hungry yet If we hadn't had a wagon load of eatables that our German stew arc was wise enough to purchase the night be fore. The ride along the river was n de lightful ono and It didn't seem to make much difference to the boys whether thej went fishing or not so long as they had the "trap" In good running order , and the road didn't have a fence across It to stop us Finally , however , our destination was reached and while the two "colored gentlemen" un hitched and took care of the horses the others unloaded the eatables , drinkables ami tin cupables and got ready to dina. All went merry as a marriage bell for an hour or so. After that they were eating and drinking as fast as Harvey and "Chocolate" could dlt.li up the excellent lunch , and If a good dinner and a social glass of lake water won't make a man merry It's time for him to let some fellow take a shot at him. After d nner n rush was made for the fishing boats and In a little while the lake was as speckled as mv name by those poor mis guided boys who fondly Imagined that all they had to do was to throw the hook In the water and pull out croppies , bass and piccolos by the hundred , but as I told you before , they didn't do It , nnd that frying pan was .the cause of U all , for If we hadn't taken It I'm sure every fish market In town would have been handling the O. W , C brand for several days As for me , I , with a couple of other good fellows , had n sail boat and cruised the class c waters of Kelly's until we wer ' called to referee a match Tommy Collins had with n friend of some body , nobody knows who , In a little game of trouble , but''vve ' had to call It a draw for one talked just as hard as the other nnd we were forced to look elsewhere for genuine excitement. But that was easy , for any one a mlle away could hear Harvey as he called out "come HI ! seben , " "big dick , " "little Joe , " etc , and if or the next Hour it was bet ter than a minstrel show. Probably the game would stll ( be on If "Paddlefoot" hadn't ordered the team ultched up , for It was getting late and nil Decided It was about time to start homo , In order not to be late to church. And it's lucky we started Jusl when wo did , After stowing nwa > Cox's broken 'pedal , Brady's bursted tire. Lavidge's smashed wheel , and a nunibar o ) rods , reels , lines , etc. , we "gentlemen ol leisure" lit ouf pipes and cumbered up to the high seats of our coach and made fun of the boys who'were forced to push a bike home while we took It easy. That was lovely , and the more we thought It over the more we laughed. But somewhere In history I've read of a case where"he who laughs last laughs best. " and all old proverbs are- true , for wo hadn't got half a mile from the scene of our day's merriment when one of the whels was tired and needed a rest , anil stopped to take It , without giving any no tice whatever. Of course we fell easy , for It wasn't over fiflojn or twenty feet from where wo lit , lighted , or whatever you call It. and whll3 some big fellow was making room for me to get out , I was trying to cheer up another , who was In a worse fix , Just about the time we had all the pieces picked up Jeff Bedford came along , and after listen ing to cur talc of woo and viewing the remains , he offered to assist us by sending a ilvery team from Florence to meet us. That was the very best we could do , and as our deliverer faded from sight we sailed Into the woods , and I cut down a tre > while the other boys ate wild strawberries , told lies , and watched me blister my hands as I Initiated myself Into the Woodmen. The log was about the right trick , and half en icur later we darted again , that time with 3na man on the box driving , and , I'm sorry .0 say , I wasn't that man , for my teet are sere yet. Drill , drill , drill , and for fully seven miles our Trllbys patted the ground up hill nnd down dale , doing a quickstep that would make the Thurston rifles jealous. Florence was already In sight when wo spied1 our rig Mr. Bedford had ordered. It was Sunday , you know , and the lielles and beaux ot Florence wcro telling funny stories In all the car riages the town afforded , and we were mot by something that was a cross between n country band wagon nnd a hny rack nnd guaranteed to shake a person's shoes oft. But It beat walking , nnd It wasn't long until the wagon WHS filled by several tired young men , who hunted In vain for a soft spot on those boards. As we passed Fort Oinnha , I heard a soldier's clock strike 9 , and at the next corner J looked nt my watch nnd It was 9.30. Either we were going slow or oho the clock was wrong , I don't know which. At last a motor came In slgjit and sean we were started homeward for certain , nnd ns wo spun along with a refreshing breeze blowIng - Ing on us we Just commenced to realize how tired nnd hungry wo were , nnd the rest of the wny all you could henr was Mnurer's , sirloin steaks nud sleep. Well , we hnd them. Just as It's written , nnd now It's over , wo tell our frknd > It's the finest time we ever hnd and wo'ro going ngntn next Sunday and take them with us. But will wo go ? I got a tip from Kearney n short time ngo that If the "Googlors" were going In full force ns claimed nil the residents of the city will vacate their homes. Whether It's to accommodate the crowd or because they are afraid of the unearthly nolso 1 failed to hem. hem.From what I'vo heard from the boys nnd girls around/this city a blcyclo will be a scarce article In the streets liero the Fourth of July , for they all say Kearney for them Of course I don't believe nil of them , for , as a matter of course , some of them will get disappointed ; besides that , mnny moro sny they nro going when they haven't the slight est Intention Nevertheless , a big crowd Is assured and the committee on transportation , nrrnngemcnts , etc. , Is Jumping for Joy nlready over Its success In making up the list they have. With lots ot lady members , the funny "Goog'.crs" and Jolly outsiders I think Iho Omnha crowd will be worth going miles to see , and I'm sorry I can't go to help out , but the fates arc dead against me. The Knox Wheel club was organized some six weeks ago , thirteen members signing the constitution. Rev. Asa Leard , pastor of the Knox Presbyterian church , was elected presi dent ; Miss Perlo Ochlltreo , secretary ; Dr. S. E. Lsard , club surgeon , and H. L. Tostovln , captain. Since that date the membership has Increased very rapidly until now the Knox boasts of having more women In Its ranks than all of the other bicycle clubs In the city combined. Last Friday night the club mem bers took a spin out to Irvlngton and upon their return they rode direct to the residence of Dr Leard , where Mrs. Leard had prepared a delicious lunch. The following named par ties made the run : Misses Florence Bete- bener , Eva Beach , Lizzie Games , Maude Cooper , Mntle Cannon , Hattlo Ivans , Madge Leard , Cora Martin , Perlo Ochlltree and Messrs. Oscar Allison , Favetto Leard , Ed Lower , Asa Leard , Dr. S. E. Leard , Carl Ochlltroe , Charles Stokes and Ed H. Wedge The Invited guests who went out with the club were Miss Blanche Lyons. Wlllard Barrows , George Cone and Frank McConnell Prom n 'lutirliit'a A'oto Hook. Blair today ! You nro going , are you not ? The "Boulevard run" last Wednesday evenIng - Ing was a grand success and was ably handled by the ladles. Some of the club men who aspire to become future 55 mmermaug will take part In the bene fit race to bo given by the Council Bluffs boys on the 87th. Several of the club members will try to make Tekamah and return today. They will so arrange their spin that they will take their dinner at Blair with the club. "Grandpa" Sancha has grown giddy In his old age and l.s cavorting around on a brightly enameled new mount. George , hope ycur presence will grace our runs often. Charlie Barnum piloted n party of two over the Tekamah century course lest Sunday and now will make application to the Century club. Chief Centurion Hynes , you have a v c- tlm to spring your Initiation ceremony upon. The dabtardly assault on Mr. Huston last Wednesday evening Is a matter that should bo locked thoroughly Into. If the assault was unprovoked the Amateur Cycling club should take It up and make an example of the bad citizens who committed It. It Is rumored that our first lieutenant has grown tired ot the onerous duties of a road officer and Intends to give up riding for the balance of the season. Hope this is only rumor and that our dashing leftenant will be with us In the futura , as faithfully as In the past. Tuesday evenings hereafter will be known as "ladies' nights" until the evenings be come too cool to enjoy a wheel trip The runs scheduled for that evening will be man aged entirely by the lady members of the club. The spins will all be pleasant and short Every lady member should nttcnd and help to make the runs a success. The club members to the number of eighty or more were photogrnphed at Hanscom park Sunday morning by Heyn. The pictures are splendid and can be obtained of Mr , Heyn at n special price made to the club. The large ones especially make a' fine wall decoration when framed. The club enjoyed Its outing nt Bellevue last Sunday. Only ono little feature mnrred the trip the people who were to furnish the dinner failed to do so and the citizens kindly volunteered to feed the hungry cyclists In parties of ten. Every one obtained a good dinner and felt relieved. The game of ball between the Toozers and Hosfords was a lively battle and resulted In a victory for the former score , 12 to 4. The game was played at the range In the afternoon. The club rode down together and home again In same order. The board of officers of the Tourist Wheel club met last Tuesday evening in Secretary Nowcomb's office and after two hours' bird work arranged the prize list into a tangible shape. The prizes have all been donated by friends of the club and , while not costly , arc sufficiently so to attract the attention of the club members and draw them Into the friendly contests for mileage , club attend ance , hill climbing and century runs. The ladles were not forgotten , as a nice list of prizes was arranged for them to compete for. The different contests were classified as follows : Class A Mileage made with the club , with nine prizes. Class B Attendance on runs , with flve prizes. Class C Applica tions for membership , with four prizes , dais D Hill climbing , with flve prizes. Class E Centuries , with three prizes ; also three prizes for best time on any century , run. For best attendance on ladles' runs during the season and best mileage made , six prizes. A special prize , a gold medal , will go to the League of American Wheelmen * member making best mileage during the Beacon. The rules will bo forthcoming next week. Qnetllons anil Answers , CHAWFORD , Neb , June 17. To the SportIng - Ing Editor of The BeeIs thera a bill player by the name of Blttlnger playing on the Omaha Western association team ? Please In form me through the base ball columns of The Bee for the purpose of Eettllng a wager. F. P. McMahon. Ans. No. There Is a Bltt nger on the Omaha University club team , however. OMAHA , Juno 20. To the Sporting EJItor ot The Bee. Will you please let me know In Sunday's paper where Langeford ot last year's Omahas Is ? A. Maloney. Ans. With Memphis. INDIANOLA. Neb. , June 22. To the Sport ing Editor of The Bee : Should money wa gered be drawn on forfeited game base ball ? F. B. Duckworth. Ans. No. Everything goes with the um plro's decision. SIOUX FALLS , June 20. To the Sporting Editor of The BeeIs It a flxcd fact that the big championship fight between Corbett and Fltzslmmons ls to come off at Dallas , Tex , next October , and what do you think of It ? An Old Reader. Ans. It looks safe to say that It Is. Joe Vendlg , who represents the Jacksonville Athletic club , has seemingly consented to allow Dan Stewart , a leading Dallas sport , to handle the affair on shares , and Stewart 1ms made It plain that he ci..i carry the big contest through during the state fair there next fall , All of those Immediately con cerned are satisfied with the arrangements , and as It seems to bo a settled point that there will ba no Interference from the author ities , there U apparently nothing to hinder the mill taking place , unless It be that one of the principals falls 111 or weakens , ROUND AND ROUND TIM GO A Belt of Pneumatic Tires Almost Encircle the Earth , PHYSICAL EFFECT OFTHE BIKE ON WOMEN The Subject Dlnciuscil hj nil I'lnlnoiit Dtic- tur llortlilcrliiE tha Hmlnto Orlontnls mill Mlinnlntlng .Modern 1'rogrcM Storlci About U heelers. Dr. Just Champlonnlere , an eminent mem ber of the French Academy , discusses In n Paris publication the physical effect of bicycling on women. Ho sees In the blcyclo something that Is destined to play a moro Important role than anything that has jet appeared In physical training. The blcyclo Is an actuality , and whether welcomed or not It has given birth to a fashion. But It Is a fashion , he. maintains , that will not pass away as other fashions have , however much that fntc may bo desired by those who bear It no good will. The blcyclo has come to stny ns surely as the railroad , because , like the latter , he savs , It responds to a need , a general social demand. The Introduction of a now sport , ho assures us , may lead to many new nnd unexpected consequences In the morals and costumes of a people. The most curious consequence ot the present movement Is the adaptation of the blcyclo to women , or rather woman's adaptation to the bicycle. NOT A MERE FAD. This fact , ho says , Is yet a surprise to many , who prefer to see In It but n fever , n fad born of the folly of Imitation , rather than to search the real cause of woman's Infatuation with the wheel. "I'm willing to add to the surprise ot these superficial observers , " continues the doctor , slyly , "by saying thnt It Is more natural for women to mount the blcyclo than for men. Doubtless they fall where extraordinary per formances of speed or endurance which characterize man Is required , but for grace nnd regularity of motion woman Is man's superior In the use of the bicycle. " Here Dr. Champlonnlero enumerates the cause of w Oman's superiority. The blcyclo , while an Instrument of gymnastics , Is at the same time an apparatus ot progress , and of equilibrium. For progression It exacts but a minimum expenditure of force , vihlch In moderated movements Is very Inferior to the expenditure made In walking. Equilibrium Is attained without effort through a combined and harmonious movement of the muscles. It Is this necessary harmony of the move ments which completes woman's triumph on the bicycle. Woman cycles well as she dances well. No one will dispute this su periority of woman , even when the dance exacts vigorous effort. SUITS HER ADMIRABLY. Among acrobats , who exercise at the same Mine strength and equipoise , women , he says , even when they are physically Inferior to men , are more perfect and harmonious In their movements. A woman on the blcjcle finds not only occasion to e\erclso these In clinations of her organization , but derives therefrom a veritable satisfaction. Woman has established beyond doubt , the doctor says , that the bicycle does not subject her to an expenditure of force to which she Is not equal. She recognizes In the bicycle the most "measurable" of all Intruments of muscular exercise. Not only can the bicycle be worked at the least expenditure of force , but the expenditure at all times can be graduated , This new exercise , the doctor recognizes , calls for a radical change In costume. The half masculine attire attracts her , but her taste and good sense , he Is confident , will eventually evolve something attractive and convenient. The tangible outcome of the Innovation the doctor hesitates to predict. Certainly the first result observed is the general development of the muscalar system "I have seen , " he says , "women obliged to change all the armholes of their gowns , so great was the muscular development of the top of their shoulders Another fact observa ble today is that enlarged muscles can be retained until advanced age. "Bicycling Imparts to woman's walk more assurance One feels In her presence con fidence In her strength. "Her walk hitherto has often been uncer tain , irregular. She would hesitate to ad vance or pass In hastoIn a dangerous place , and would run the greatest risks because she did not know how to measure the danger. " MANIFOLD ADVANTAGES. Bicycling , he sajs , puts her on the alert. The necessity ot not being knocked down teaches her very quickly to direct herself \\lth assurance and to perceive at a glance all the obstacles of the way. Begun at an early age , the continuous ex ercise of the bicycle will have a marked In fluence on the Judgment and the character. Tha bicycle , he tolls his readers , reduces flesh , first , because the exercise In itself pre serves combustion In proportion to the ma terial consumed. Women who preserve suf ficient activity are certainly less prone to premature corpulency , while those who are not corpulently Inclined , but Indulge In bad hygiene , find that the bicycle obliges them to take better care of themselves. They will be bstter able to support Increased flesh when the proper period for It arrives. But one ought not to count too much on reducing flesh by the use of the bicycle , he assures his readers. When thinness Is desired through active exercise a special regime Is Imperative. In short , this erudlto Frenchman , who Is evidently a veteran bicyclist , sees In the legitimate , reasonable exercise of the wheel the physical and moral regeneration of woman , and through her mankind. TWO IS COMPANY. Ever since the Invention of the bicycle It has been regarded ns moro or less an un sociable diversion , or at least as not exactly suited to the needs of , say , a young married couple who liked to wheel , but didn't care to go out and leave the baby at home with the nurse. But now the kind Inventor has come for ward and done away with all these troubles of married wheel riders. The latest Improve ment for bicycles Is n frame which Is known as a "coupler. " It fastens two machines to gether side by side nnd makes a four-wheeled vehicle of them. Two braced rods are clamped to the frames near the front and rear hubs and another rod holds the steering gear of each machine so thaj. when the handle bars of either are turned the steering wheel of the other turns In the same direction. The apparatus Is very simple nnd adds only a few pounds to the weight of the bicycles. With It a man can take his wife out for n ride with no necessity to study constantly to keep within conversing distance of her. To settle the baby question , all that Is needed Is some little Improvement In the way of n seat which can be fastened In the nmple space between the two wheels. A little tot could bo strapped In It much ns It Is made fast to a high chair and would enjoy the exhilaration of a spin through the parks as much as Its psrsnts. The arrangement by which two bicycles are coupled together has met with much favor and Is frequently seen on the New York boulevards. It Is Intended primarily as a means for a social tour of n lady and gentle man. When a fatiguing hill Is reached he can gallantly do all the work , If neces sary , to the summit. It Is also usnd In the Instruction of timid womrn The machine ! ! may readily be uncoupled and In case of dis agreement the cjcllsts may return separately. REJUVENATING THE WORLD. "The discovery and progressive Improve ment of the bicycle , " sava the New York Tribune , "Is of more Importance to mankind than all the victories and defeats : of Na poleon , with the first and second Punic wars and any othsr number ot clamorous historic conflicts thrown In. U U now only In the first steps of Its progress , though It has made Its way around the world , and U every where extending Its field ot use with mar velous rapidity All European countries use It , and It has spun over the Asian border , bewildering the sedate and leisurely Ori entals with Its lightness and brightness and peed , as of gazelles and dromedaries , and It U quite possible that tha crand Turk and the Shnlk ul Islam may In no long time adopt them , not only In prlva'a use , but In tholr cer monlal professions , giving them official and religious sanction and encourag ing the faithful to follow their example. "Islam on wheels liutoaj of mules and camels or tolUomely afoot will ba a spectacla not prophesied tn tha Koran , but probably Invading none of Its precepts , and It U qulto sure to come about In some , degree groatlp , to the advantage of that numerous ami rather lary people. Damascus and IHgdnU and Samnrcand and Ispahan and Bassorah , perhaps M'dlnah Itself , nnd holy Mecca , will came to have their wheeling club . with local practitioners scoring the finest records , Al ready they nre heard of In Japan , where the natives nre about to engage In their manufacture , and they have begun tholr pro. press In India nnd China , where they will no doubt In tlmo spread nil over the penin sula and the empire. Corea and Manchurl.t will lose no time In adopting them , nnd there Is the whole Indian Archipelago , with Its hundred races , anxiously awaiting Its ad vent. It promises to usurp the dominion ot the whole world , which Is In nny degree clvllbed , nnd to extend the power ot man In moving to nnd fro In a greater degree than any device ever adopted. "It Is not likely that nil Ingenuities ard vet exhausted In Its structure. A good many Improvements may > ct nwalt It , the most Important of which would be a propelling motor , mitigating the somewhat crafting leg action now required , and perlnps allowing the rider a more gracuful attitude than the one he sometimes assumes nt present , A blcyclo that would run Itself with nny de- sited degree of swiftness up to a reasonable limit , only requiring to bo steered and bal- nnced , would be the Ideal Instrument , unit nn nrmy ot Inventors Is engaged upon the problem. Perhaps they will solve It somn day. Meantime the wheel In Its present state of development Is n thing of beauty and Joy worthy of the pieans of celebration which everywhere go bcfors nnd follow It. The Goddess Fortune Is generally depleted ns running a unlcjcle , but that Is now be hind the age She should motint a blcyclo , either In divided skirts or otherwise , as to. her divinity may appear most becoming a single amulet answered very well In tha old mythologies , but nn ndded ono will bj found n convenience ev n by the cnprlcloui Olympian goddess mentioned , doubling tin frequency of her visits to mankind , If not Increasing the profusion of her gifts. " Spoke. * . Inventions for the benefit of the cyclist art being made dally , but of the additions tin electric searchlight to bo worn on the rldor'i cap Is , perhaps , the most pronounced , A small storage battery of about eight hours' capacity Is carried on the wheel or In tha pocket , nnd n body wire leads from It to tin terminal points on the back of the cap. Tha lamp Is detachable and weighs about one and a half ounces nnd Is arranged to be fastened to the top of the visor of the cap. BacK of the little Incandescent lamp Is a strong reflector The great advantage claimed fo ? It Is that the light Is always focused In th same direction fiat the rider looks , and belna on the visor of the cap the eyes are pro tected from the bright rays which light th way. Among the mnny foolish extremes to vvhlclt parental fondness runs none Is moro ln < sensate than the carrying of Infants on bi cycles. So long ns the machine holds up tin bit of humanity Is safe , being * id fastened that It can not fall off. DuUheraJs nervom tension throughout , as may bo clearly aaei from the frightened and anxious look on tin baby's face. The vibration , too , tells serl , ously on the Immature norves-"vvhlle If there T be n nip In the nlr , the motionless child li apt to become deadly cold. All Ihls , how. ever. Is as nothing compared with the perl' of an upset. L H. Bliss , "the biggest wheelman ot earth , " Is one of Chicago's curiosities In tin bicycle line. It Is hard to believe that n mat six feet flve nnd one-half Inches tall and weighing 487 pounds can ride a twenty-five- * pound bicycle and not break H to smith * ereens. Bliss does It , though , and enjoys It. In fact , he seems to bo getting fat on It. He is not one of the "fast brigade" among the Chicago riders , but he can get over the boulevards with great ease and comfort to himself and at a pace that sometimes makes his riding companions "puff hard. " Alton E. Porter , son of J. W. Porter ol Boston. Mass. , Is probably the youngest bl cycle rider who racas against time and "goes after" the records. Although only 4 yeara and 10 months old he has ridden ono third ot a mlle In one minute and five seconds nnd made t\\enty-fl\o miles In three hours and flvo minutes. F. H. Burton of Chicago has Invented aii ndjustlblo blcyclo handle bar which these who have examined It claim Is "a good thing. " By this Invention the handle bar mny bo elevated to any desired height and placed In any daslred position without the rider's dismounting from his wheel. The bicycle Is becoming a familiar sight in Greece and the Holy Land. A blcyclu club has recently been formed In Salonlca , the Thessalonlca of old. Bicyclers who frequent the roads about Now York occasionally tee n strange sight. It Is a cycling club competed of eight per sons. They rldo a queer machine , consisting of eight full size ! safeties Joined together by nickel bars. The man on the foremost wheel docs the steering nnd nt times shouts directions to the others , for the seven who rldo the rear snfetles nro blind. They are members of a school for the blind , who are taken out dally for runs with their teacher. Among the familiar turnouts which have been causing amusement In Chicago was a party consisting ot a man , his wife and the family dog. The dog , which was rather small and quite handsome , was perched on a small bracket or scat Just behind the handle bars of the man's machine , The seat waa covered with handsome velvet anJ < the dog appeared much pleased with his novel posi tion. Molt ICcintirUablo Hull Giinien. COUNCIL BLUFFS , Juno 21. To the Sporting Editor of The Bee : Will you please publish a statement of the best games ot base ball that have been played since the game has been a national ono ? R. H Hill. Ans That would bo an Impossible under taking , but If you mean the most remarkable games , I will say that the game plajed In Cincinnati two years ago this month was ono of them , and the most remarkable over played In the Nat'onal ' logue. II was between Cln. clnnatl nnd Chicago , and for twenty Innings the eighteen men battled for n decision which cnme In the shape of n drnw , each club hav ing scored seven runs Comlskoy put cut twenty-seven men at first base , The Clncln- natls had men on bases every Inning except the eighth , twelfth , thirteenth , fifteenth' , sev enteenth , eighteenth , nineteenth and twontV- oth , while the Chlcagos had one or moro men on tlin lines In every Inning except the seventh , eleventh , twelfth , thirteenth , four " * n teenth , sixteenth , seventeenth , eighteenth nndt twentieth. Altogether It was a most remark able game. No other contest In the league has ever approached preached this one In the number ot Innings played , excepting the game between Provi dence and Detroit , played In Providence , Au gust 17 , 18S2. The Providence club made the only run ot the gameIn the eighteenth inning and won. The longest game on record , however , wa fv' played at Devil's Lake , N D. , July 18 , 1801 , between the Fargo and Grand Forks clubs. Twenty-five Innings wera plajed. The longest championship game was be tween the Tacoma and Seattle clubs of the Pacific Northwest league , at Tacoma , Wash. , May 1(5 ( , 1891. Twenty-two Innings , score C to 5 In favor of Tacoma. The longest exhibition game on record was that between the Harvards and Manchester * at Boston , May 11 , 1877 , twenty-four Innings bring played without a run being scored by either club , Coggswcll of the Manchester ! put out thlrly-ono men at first bate without an error. In 1877 the old Buekcjcs and the Tocum- sehs , of London , Canada , played an elghtcon- Innlng draw game at Columbus. Barnlo and McCormlck were the Buckeyes' battery and P. rers and Goldsmith did the battery work for the Tceumsehs. The .longest amateur game was played at GlrarJ college. Philadelphia , Juno 29 , 1878 , between the college team and the Yeagor ulub , composed ot Philadelphia amateurs. Twnnty-ono Innings were played , the score being 10 to 7 In favor of the Yeagors. The shortoit game on record was between the Dayton and Ironton clubs , forty .seven mlnute , at Dayton , 0 , September 19 , 1884. lllcjrvln Unco ut Unlrerilty I'urU. On next Saturday. Juno 29 , the University 4 club will hold a twenty-five mlle blcyclo racoon on the track at their grounds on North Twentieth street. This race will be open to all amateurs and the prizes will bo of such value as to render It worth the while of the best riders of this vicinity to compete. 81 far those who have signified an Intention ot entering nro Frclrlckson , Holloway , I'lxlcy , Morgan , Holtcn and possibly Edgehlll , Tha track In a quarter-mllo clay track and Is beIng - Ing kept In the best of condition by a nun who thoroughly understands that kind vt work.