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ICTORS ON TRACK
California Athletes- Defeat
SPERRY THE HERO OF THE DAY
Blue and Gold Sophomore Wins Fif
teen Points for His College
Four Thousand Spectators
Cheer In the Rain.
BERKELEY, Cal., April 15. The Uni
versity of California won the annual field
meet 'with Stanford today by the score of
721-3 to 432-3. The large score piled up
by the blue and gold athletes was a de
cided surprise. "William Sperry. a U. C.
sophomore, proved the hero of the day.
He captured first place in the hammer
throw and shut put and second place In
the high jump and broad jump, winning
15 points for his team. Sperry's was the
best individual performance. Besides be
ing a clever track athlete, ho is a football
player of ability and holds records In the
pole vault and hurdle races.
Snedigar of California and Miller of
Stanford carried off the honors after
Sperry. both making 11 points. Snedigar
won the 100-yard dash and the 230-yard
dash and took the third in the broad jump.
Miller captured first place in the mile run
and 440-yard run. He finished third In
the half mile. A heavy rain at noon made
the track muddy and sloppy, consequently
the time in the sprints was slow and no
records were broken.
Despite the leaden sky and Intermittent
showers, 4000 people crowded -the bleachers
and cheered the contestants. Several
races were run in rain and all the ath
letes were mud-spladhed and steaming.
Summary of Events.
The winners and time In each event fol
low: Mile run Miller (S) first. Meads (Q sec
ond, Newhall (Q third; time, 4 minutes
100-yard dash Snedigar first. Golcher,
Neighbor, Kleeberger tied for second; no
12Q-yard hurdle Horton (S) first, Lane
gan (S) second, Frel (C) third; time, 17 1-5
440-yard dash Miller (S) first, Edwards
(O second, Carter (S) third; time, 54 1-5
Two-mile run Burr (S) first, Moody (O
second, Kelsey (O third; time, 10 minutes
27 1-5 seconds.
220-yard hurdle (dead heat) Horton (S),
McFarland (S), Lanegan (S); no time.
220-yard dasfi Snedigar first, Haley sec
ond, Edwards third; time. 24 seconds.
SSO-yard run MIshler (Q first, Russell
(S) second, Miller (S) third; time, 2 min
utes 2 2-5 seconds.
One mile, relay Won by Stanford team,
S. Carter Elwell, Freeman, McFarland
and McNeil. On the California team were
C. Edwards, Grunsky, Wilcox, Howard
Hammer-throw Won by Sperry (Q,
Zacharlas (C) second, Crawford (S) third
distance, 150 feet 2 Inches.
High jump Won by HIckey (C), Sperry
(C) and Bell (S) tied for second; height,
5 feet 5 inches.
Shotput Won by Sperry (C), Gllmore (C)
Becond, Horton (S) third; distance. 42 feet.
Broad Jump Won by G. Neighbor (C).
Sperry (O second, Snedigar (C) third; dis
tance, 23 feet 5 inches.
Pole vault Won by Zoph (O, Schulz (O,
Kocher (S) and Lanegan (S) tied for third;
height, 10 feet 5 Inches.
TO COACH VARSITY TRACK TEAM
Trainer Hayward Arrives in Eugene
"UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, Eugene.
April 15. (Special;)' Active -work be
Bins among the 'varsity athletics next
Monday, when Trainer Haywood will
take charge of the men. Hayward comes
from the University of California,
where he has been coaching the sup
porters of the blue and gold, and will
have plenty of pointers for the eager
Oregon candidates. He has coached the
Oregon trackmen for two years and
will experience no 'difficulty In placing
the older men In college, who in turn
will lend assistance in organizing the
work for the large squad of new ma
terial that Is reporting.
From present indications Hayward
will have the best bunch of men to
work with that has ever been in col
lege. Not only do the candidates seem
to have ability on the track but they
are entering into the. spirit of the work
In a manner such as has not character
ised the work in .previous year. There
Is enough rivalry In the squad to urge
the men to do the best work possible,
yet no one appears to be working for
Individual honors. Each candidate is
willing to enter the event In which he
Theie is considerable dissatisfaction
about the campus concerning a recent
action of the faculty to the effect that
Gordon Moores will not be permitted
to Jo track work due to an excessive
demanl for stronger scholarship in the
very heavy course that he is carrying.
Moore's scholarship has been above the
average with the exception of one
course which he has discontinued and
as a consequonce the students urge
that he is eligible to "do athletic work.
He Is the strongest candidate Oregon
has in the sprints, and some excellent
records were expected of him this sea
son. Snould no reconsideration of his
case be made the short races will be
left -to Kuykendall, Henderson and
Frizzell, who have been showing up in
Frizzel, whose registration here has
caused considerable comment among the
colleges of the Northwest, is a good
athlete without mistake. He runs the
hurdles in a manner that makes him
eligible to take the place of Thayer,
of last year, and he is broad jumping
over 21 feet this early in the season. He
is also breasting the tape in the
sprints In excellent time and will help
Captain Hug with the weights.
According to another faculty ruling.
however, Frlzzel will be allowed to
compete only in tho intercollegiate meet
at Salem June 19. Such action is satis
factory to the students for the contest
at Salem Is the decisive one among the
colleges, of the state. He may be per
mitted to enter the contest against
CALIFORNIA OARSMEN WIN.
University of Washington Crew Is
Defeated by 2 1-2 Lengths.
OAKLAND. Cal.. April 15. California
won from Washington University by two
and a half lengths in the boatrace today.
A large number of spectators lined the
banks along the course and cheered the
The race was held on the Oakland Es
tuary over a two-mile course, from Ala
meda Point to the narrow-gauge mole.
The contest was close and exciting, first
Washington leading, and then California
came to the front. The work of the Cal
ifornia crew was distinguished by a long
stroke. Introduced by Coach Garnett,
which proved too much for Washington.
As a result of the race the handsome
Llppy trophy cup goes to California,
The crews were as follows:
California E. A. Bannister, captain; G.
C. Jones, No. 1; D. M. Evans, No. 2; E. V.
Dodge, No. 3; E. J. Lo'eb, coxswain.'
Washington Dan Pullen, captain; Owen
Crime, No. 1; G. TIencn, No. 2; Richard
G. Loster, No. 3.
Washington carried no coxswain.
Wrenn Brothers Win.
NEW YORK, April 15. The special in
vitation lawn tennis tournament for men's
doubles began today at St Nicholas rink.
R. D. Wrenn and G. L. Wrenn, Jr., beat
H. W. Slocum and T. R. Pell, 6-2, -f-6,
63. W. C. Grant and E. B. Dewhurst
beat H. F. Allen and R. Locey, 46, 64,
63. W. A. Lamed and M. D. Whitman
beat R. D. Little and F. D. Alexander,
60, 57, 64. The first round was unfin
ished. Holcom failing to meet J. D.
Championship Racquet Games.
TUXEDO PARK, N. Y., April 15. The
.gold-racquet tennis championship of the
United States, held annually under the
management of the Tuxedo Tennis and
Bacquet Club, opened here today. T. Suf
fern Taller was defeated by James Gould
in three straight sets, 64, 62, 62.
Charles E. Sands, of the New York Rac
quet and Tennis Club, will meet Gould
in the final.
Each Has Game to Its Credit.
With each having a game to Its
credit the East Sides and the Schillers
will meet this afternoon at the Vaughn
street baseball grounds and play the
rub. The series is for seven games, but
the two teams are playing so- evenly
that tne. boys are beginning to feel al
ready as if the championship game
were at stake.
Hill Nine Defeated.
OREGON CITY. Or., April 15. (Special.)
With a score of 13 to 11 In favor of the
visiting team, Barclay High School base
ball nine, this afternoon, at Willamette
Falls, In the ninth Inning batted out a.
victory, defeating Hill Military Academy,
of Portland, by a seore of 16 to 15.
Yale Defeats Columbia.
NEW HAVEN, Conn., April 16. Yale
defeated Columbia in a close and hard
fought gam at Yale Field this after
noon. The score was 2 to 1 In favor of
the Elis, and all the scoring was ,dono
In the fifth inning
THE SUNDAY. OREGCXNLyS, PORTlLLftD, 'APBIL'; 16, 1905.
TWO NEW RECORDS
Oregon Athletes Set Up New
0. A. C. WINS COLUMBIA MEET
Kelly of Columbia Makes Broad
Jump of 22 Feet, 1 1-4 Inches
Smlthson of Corvaltis Sprints
50"Yards In 5 2-5 Seconds.
' 5 ,
The second -annual state Indoor 'track
meet went ta the Oregon .Agricultural Col
lege, as did the .last one held a year ago.
Practically all the best Oregon track and
field athletes were In the Columbia gym
nasium yesterday afternoon, and they
succeeded In breaking two world's records
and one Pacific Coast record. Kelly, of
Columbia, by jumping a distance of 22
feet, lYi Inches, broke tho indoor world's
record of 21 feet, 10 Inches. Smlthson, of
Corvallls. by sprinting tho 50-yard dash in
5 2-5 seconds, smashed the indoor world
record in that event by a tenth of a sec
ond, and Bert Kerrigan, of the Multnomah
Club, by Jumping a height of 5 feet, 10&
Inches, made a new record for Indoor
work on the Pacific Coast, the old height
being 5 feet, 9 Inches.
The aggregate number of points won at
the meet gives the Oregon Agricultural
College 41, Multnomah 19, Pacific Univer
sity 13, Columbia 11, Oregon 5. Y. M. C.
A. 5, Fort Stevens soldiers 5, Tualatin
Academy o, and the High School 4.
The race of the day was the 220-yard
dash, in which Kelly, of Columbia, was
pitted .against Smlthson and Williams, of
Corvallls. Kelly won, with Smlthson
pressing him hard on the last stretch.
Williams was not In condition, and Smith-
son was also handlcaped by not being
used to the short turns, but it was Kelly's
race Justly enough with a time of 23 3-5
seconds, only bettered once on a covered
track, by Corcoran, of Notre Dame, with
Williams Beaten in Quarter.
All the events were Interesting and
fought for In good, fields. The distance
runs, which usually become a walk-over
in a dual contest, were fast and closely
contested. The quarter, which was agreed
to be Williams' race, went to a college
mate, Greenlaw, Williams coming second,
after being boxed most of the way.
The pole vault became a drawn-out
struggle between Wilcox, of Multnomah,
and Swann, of Corvallls, the former win
ning at 10 feet. 3 Inches.
The half went to Peterson, of Pacific,
and the mile to Gates, both winning in
well-contested races. The 50-yard hurdles
brought the Y. M. C. A. five points, with
Livingston as winner. He is developing
into a second Coates, and with more prac
tice will hold a few records himself.
Hug, the only Oregon man there, won
the shot-put, with 39 feet, 6 Inches.
The regular order of track and field
events was relieved by academic races
and grammar-grade and parochial-school
relays. These events were well run.
Summary of Events.
Summary of events:
50-yard dash Smlthson (Corvallls) first;
Cathey (Corvallls) second; Gammle (Mult
noman) third. Time, 5 2-5 seconds.
Running broad jump Kelly (Columbia),
22 feet, VA Inches; Peterson (Pacific), 20
feet, 94 Inches; Moores (Corvallls), 20
feet, VX inches.
Running high jump Kerrigan (Multno
mah) first; Smlthson (Corvallls) second;
Moores (Corvallls) third. Height, 5 feet,
440-yard run Greenlaw (Corvallls) first;
Williams (Corvallls) second; Brown (Mult
nomah) third. Time, 55 4-5 seconds.
Pole vault Wilcox (Multnomah), 10 feet,
3 Inches: Swann (Corvallls), 10 feet; Ker
ripan (Multnomah). Height, 9 feet, 9
Half-mile run Peterson' (Pacific) first;
Greenlaw (Corvallls) second; Walsh (Co
lumbia) third. Time, 2 minutes, 124-5
220-yard dash Kelly (Columbia) first;
Smlthson (Corvallls) second; Williams
(.Corvallls). Time, 233-5 seconds.
One-mile run Gates (Pacific) first; Mays
(Multnomah) second; Hughes (Fort Ste
vens) third. Time, 4 minutes, 53 seconds.
Throwing 16-pound shot Hug (Oregon).
39 feet, 6 inches; James (Multnomah). 37
feet, 9 Inches; Finn (Corvallls), 34 feet,
50 yards. low hurdles Livingston (Y. M.
C. A.) first: Cathey (Corvallls) second;
Swann (Corvallls) third. Time, 6 1-5 sec
onds. 50-yard dash (academic) Huston (Tuala
tin) first: Foster (Portland. High School)
second; Nicholas (Portland High School)
third. Time, 5 4-5 seconds. x
One-third mile relay (grammar schools)
North Central first. Harrison second,
Couch third. Time, 1 minute, 14 Beconds.
One-third mile, relay (parochial schools)
St Francis winner. Time. 1 minute,
one-half mile, academic relay High
School winner. Time, 1 minute, 43 seconds.
One-half mile, open relay Oregon Agri
cultural College winner. Time. 1 minute,
Medals were presented by Columbia to
the winners of first and second places; a
pennant was presented the winning team
of the meet, and a silver cup was ,glven
to the winners of the academic and open
NEW FIRST BASEMAN SIGNED
Mitchell' Will Join Team in Portland
No Game Yesterday.
Ur Will G. aiacRae.
SAN FRANCISCO. April 15. (Staff
Correspondence.) Oregon Is not the
only place it rains. It ra:ned here to
day, and in five minutes after the rain
came all thoughts of a ball game were
off. Instead of playing ball, the mem
ber of the team spent the afternoon
sightseeing. Manager McCredio re
ceived word late this afternoon that
his offer for First-Baseman Mitchell
had been accepted and that this player
wquld be put on the train tonight and
started for Portland. Mitchell comes
highly recommended as an inltial
sacker and at the bat. He has been
playing for the past four years, and
during the last three years he has not
batted under .300. There will be two
games at Oakland tomorrow if It does
not rain. After that it will be on the
train and home for the Giants.
Andrew Mack Wins at Emeryville.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 15. A muddy
track upset a number of calculations to
day at Emeryville. Andrew Mack had
such an easy thing In the special handi
cap that he had a margin of six lengths at
Five furlongs Father Catcham won,
Ebel Thatcher second. Busy Bee third;
Five furlongs Prince Brutus won. Da
vid Boland second. Smithy Kane third;
Mile and a half Byronerdale won, Ledus
second. May Holladay third; time, 2:33.
Mile and a sixteenth, handicap, purse
$1000 Andrew Mack won. St. George, Jr..
second, NIgrette third: time. 1:464.
Mile and a sixteenth Big Beach won,
Trapsetter second, Stlllcho third; time,
Seven furlongs A. Muskoday won, Sea
Air second. Cigar Lighter third; time,
Breeders Races at St. Louis.
ST. LOUIS, April 15. When the bugle
called the horses to the post for the In
augural Handicap in the. KInloch Breed
ers' Association races at the Fair Grounds
tract today 8000 people were In the stand.
The weather was cold. Results:
Six furlongs, selling Marlln won. Volt
age second. Mordella third: time. 1:15 3-5.
Four and a half furlongs, purse Black
Eyes won. Henchman second, Wes third:
Five and a half furlongs Disable won,
Pinkerton second, Elastic third; time,
KInloch Inaugural, one mile, $1500 added
Tern's Rod won. Broomhandle second.
Otto Stlfel third; time. 1:40 4-5.
Seven furlongs, selling Courant won.
Bannock Belle second, Sorrel top third:
Seven furlongs, selling Lady Vashtl
won; Oudon second, Joe Goss third; time,
Mile and a sixteenth Miss Betty won,
Behoove second, Cornwall third; time,
Race In Cold at St. Louis.
ST. LOUIS. April 15. Although the
weather was extremely chilly, with a cold
wind blowing, more than 4000 persons at
tended the openlng-of the American Jock
ey Club meet. Results:
Five and a half furlongs Billv Wood
ard won. Soundly second. Gavin C. third;
Six furlongs Ben Mora won, Nellie Rus
sell second. Miss Gould third; time, 1:15.
Mile and a sixteenth. Belling Thora
Lee won. Pathos second, Mauser third:
One mile, the American Inaugural Pre
tension woa, Laura Lighter second. W.
B. Gates third; time. 1:4214.
JTive and a half furlongs Hobson's
Choice won, Hilarity second, Jim. Ferrln
third; time. 1:10.
Seven furlongs Rightful won. St. Tam
many second. Lady' Ray third; time,
Haverfprd Defeats Harvard.
PHLLADELPHlX, April 15. The
Haverford College football team de
feated Harvird today by the score of
one goal to nothing.
At Provident Princeton, 6r Brown, 0.
At Philadelphia University of Pennsyl
vania. S; Lehjgh. i.
At New Haren Yale, 2; Columbia, 1.
At Annapolis Navy. 3; North' Caro
At West Point Harvard, 13; West
At Champaign, HI. University of Illi
nois, 11: Wabash College, 2.
At Washington Georgetown. 9; Syra
At Chlcago-i'Universlty of Michigan. 3;
University of Chicago, 2-
GHAT AT THE CLUB
Seattle Boxers Not Eager to
IMPOSE STRANGE CONDITIONS
Sound Athletes Have a Man Whom
They .Want Matched In Size
as Well as in
The past week has not served to
bring about anything more definite re
garding the M. A. A. C. and .Seattle
Athletic Club boxing and wrestling
tournament, to be held in Seattle on
April 24. The stickler is still that of
the boxer. As It will be remembered,
Seattle stated some time ago that Ben
nett would not be able to box, but that
they had a 138-pound man whom they
would pit against any one of the M. A.
A. C's men, excepting Bottler. Edgar
Frank, representing the club, tried to
get this weight so as to permit the
entry of other men aside from Bottler,
but this matter was never settled by
the Seattle Club. Now they have writ
ten that their 13S-pound man, without
mentioning the name, however, has
been injured in a practice with Ben
nett. They now offer a man named
Goodfellow, measuring 5 feet S inches,
and weighing 158 pounds, provided that
the M. A. A. C will put up a man
matching him In size and weight. It is
customary enough to match weights,
but this matter of size is a new one
on the local men. However, to show
the gameness of the club and their
spirit of amateur sport, Edgar Frank
has written Seattle that they will put
up a man fulfilling the conditions as
regards height, but that he will be
about 20 pounds light, this man being
Bottler. From the start Seattle has
shown cold feet toward Bottler and has
tried In every way to prevent his ap
pearance In the Seattle Club's ring, but
with this dare and the advantage of 20
pounds, It Is hard to see how Seattle
can gracefully refuse. It simply shows
that, even lacking the proper men, old
Multnomah Is gamo enough to go up
against anything, no matter what tho
odds may be. "Seattle, therefore, as an
amateur club, ought to come through.
The wrestling events have all been
arranged, and Graham and Lindsey, of
the Seattles, will go against Johnsbn
and Frank, of the M. A. A. C, at 158
and 130, respectively.
Several of the old guard of the club
weie lounging in the big easychairs
of the club the other night. Indulging
In reminiscences and the present out
look. The talk got around to boxing-,
and as several of the "younger" mem
bers had butted in, the discussion took
a serious turn in regard to what had
been done and what could be done
Most t)f the crowd had had their say,
when that grand old man of the club,
Harry Montgomery, piped up and said:
"You young kids can talk to your
hearts' desires about what your favor
ites can do, both In the field and in
the ring, but I want to tell you from
experience that in the entire history
of the club there has only been one
boxing contest, and that was between
Jock' Reed and 'Squeak' Myers. I
said a boxing contest, but I've got to
correct that It was only billed as a
"You know. In the old days boxing
was never much in favor at the club.
Even at that, though, we had some
pretty nifty men, and among the
best of them were Reed and Myers.
Their great stunt was foot work, but
in that Reed had all the best of it.
Reed, somehow or other, had acquired
a trick of backing straight away from
his opponent.- instead of circling-, and
whenever Reed was in the ring it was
a hard matter to get a floor long
enough for him for just that reason.
"To get to the story, though. One
night we were going to have what
you now call a members' night, and
we were trying to arrange a pro
gramme. We were a little shy of ma
terial, and I suggested that we ought
to get Reed and Myers to put on the
gloves, since they were both good
men. The suggestion took all right
and we went after tho two men and
readily got their acceptance.
"There's only one regret I've got
regarding that entertainment. We told
the members that we were going to
Ormonde's Right Wins $7000 Purse at
Aqueduct t J Two World's Records Broken at
Columbia Indoor Track Meet
have a boxing contest, but I'm ashamed
to say that we foil down horribly.
"Knowing Reed's falling for backing
straight away, I got to him just before
the match and ,told him of his fault,
warning him of' what might follow if
he backed Into a wall or some of the
apparatus or fell down on one of the
big mats scattered around the sides
of the gym. floor. I explained to him
that the only thing lacking in him was
the ability to back away from his op
ponent and at the same time circle so
that he was always within reach. This
he promised to do, but oh. my! The
match began as scheduled, but Just
about the time the two men met in J
the Improvised ring Reed happened to
think of a case he had to argue the
next day. That settled the whole
thing and he forgot all I had told him
and went back to his old tricks. The
first round went through fairly well,
but when it came to the second the.
men in. Myers corner had boosted him
up to finishing Reed, and he went at
Reed, hammer and tongs. Of course,
the harder Myers bored in the faster
Reed stepped back, and one thing I
mut say is that Reed could 'run back
wards as fast as the average man can
going forward. Myers went after
Reed, but he couldn't begin to catch up,
and after chasing Reed all around the
gym. floor, he Anally yanked off his
gloves and threw them at Reed with
the remark: 'By golly! I'll hit you,
anyway,' and he quit.
"We promised a boxing match and
we only delivered a footrace, and I've
been sore over since. Still, I have
never seen anything In the club that
carried with It so much enjoyment and
pleasure to the onlookers."
Tennis players have been turning
out in numbers during the past week
and the great difficulty has been to se
cure playing space. Within the next
week, however, tho two new courts
will be completed, and during that time
the club will have a steam roller over
all the courts to put them into first
The players are showing up livflrst
class form and are hard at work pre
paring for the various contests to be
held this Summer.
Within the next four weeks the
club's annual tennis handicap tourna
ment will begin, the arrangements now
being almost completed.
JOHN L. TO BOX MITCHELL
Battle Between Veteran Pugilists
May Be Held in Tacoma.
TACOMA, Wash., April 15. Willie
Green, sporting editor of the Tacoma
Dally News, has succeeded in matching
John L. Sullivan, former champion pugil
ist of the world, and Charley Mitchell,
champion boxer of England, for a 20-round
bout. Marquis of Queeasberry rules, the
battle to occur some time In May. Sulli
van has just returned to St. Louis after
a sparring exhibition throughout Wiscon
sin, and Mitchell is at Larkspur, Cal..
looking after Jabez White, the English
lightweight champion, who Is to fight
Jimmy Brltt In San Francisco on or about
There Is an. old grudge between Sullivan
and Mitchell that has never been fully
wiped out since the men met In that fa
mous 39-round draw, London rules, on
the turf at ChanHlly. France. Once since
then the famous fighters grasped hands In
friendly greeting In Havllan's Theater, St
LouIsk before 2000 people, but even on
that occasion, which was brought about
by Mr. Green, Sullivan and Mitchell came
near becoming Involved In a fistic argu
ment, minus rules or gloves, as to which
had the better of the argument at Chan
tilly. When Mitchell was asked If he would
meet Sullivan, the Briton replied:
"Ask John. I will be ready to meet him
any time, anywhere."
Sullivan's reply was characteristic. "I
will fight Mitchell ten, fifteen or twenty
rounds, for keeps, for a reasonable purse.
Answer If he accepts."
The battle will likely occur In Tacoma,
where boxing is permitted. The fact that
both Sullivan and Mitchell have retired
and that neither are thought to be able
to round to In old-time form, and that
they were at one time the foremost repre
sentatives of the ring In the United States
and Great Britain, will make the match
of world-wide Interest. The announcement
that the men will really again face each
other in the ring cannot fall to cause a
great stir in sporting circles everywhere.
Portland Terrier Wins.
VANCOUVER, B. C., April 15. Port
land led in the bull-terrier class as In
'cocker spaniels at the kennels show
here. Willamette Sunbeam,' owned by
Frank E.-Watkins, Is the best animal
of her class in the show. She took first,
winners and special prizes for open
bitches over 33 pounds.
Handbooks Closed at Memphis.
MEMPHIS, April .15. Acting under
orders from Judge Moss, of the Crim
inal Court. Deputy Sheriffs today closed
many handbooks operating in this city.
The Judge decided that it was unlaw-,
ful to operate these books on race3
run in the state or elsewhere.
WINS $7000 PURSE
Ormonde's RightCaptures Car
LARGE FIELD IS OUTRUN
Sydney Paget's Colt Defeats Rosebeh
by Half a Length Floral King,
Western Horse, Finishes
Well to the Rear.
NEW YORK, April 15. An Immense
outpouring of turf enthusiasts witnessed
the opening of the Metropolitan racing
season today at Aqueduct track and
cheered the victory of Ormonde's Right,
the public favorite in the Carter handicap.
The winner bore the colors of Sydney
Paget. Neatly ridden by W. Davis, the
Ormonde colt outfooted David C. John
son's Roseben, the contender, and won
easily by half a length. The purse was
worth a bit over $T00O. Roseben finished
second and William Lakeland's Little Em
third. No records garnished the opening
day's contests, but the handicap was run
within four-fifths of a second of the best
time ever made over the Aqueduct
The weather wa3 perfect, the track
fast, the attendance 20,000. Sixty book
makers took their stand in the "big ring,"
while more than 100 lined up outside to
accommodate small speculators.
Starters All Well Backed.
The Carter handicap called out a field
of 18 starters. So evenly balanced were
the chances of all these thoroughbreds
that the Paget entry Ormonde's Right
and Goldsmith Installed as favorites,
were 4 or 5 to 1. Every starter had hun
dreds of backers, and no partiality was
shown in the applause when the field pa
raded past the grandstand. Starter Ca3
sidy sent them away In good order, with
Ormonde's Right, contrary to his reputa
tion as a sulker, showing well In front.
Positions shifted rapidly In the first fur
long. Roseben, Orthodox, Little Em and
Rapid Water were closely bunched and
alternated in leading the stampede for the
turn into the wide stretch. Roseben and
Orthodox ran like a team for a quarter
of a mile, but the Paget colt was always
within call, close to the rail. When the
field swung Into tho stretch Davis rushed
his charge to the fore and the race was
as good as won. Roseben and Little Em
clung to him like leeches throughout the
long run down the stretch, but the others
were beaten off and swallowed up In a,
cloud of dust.
Floral King Almost Last.
Flpral King, hope of the Western horse
man, ran a disappointing race and finished
Five furlongs Consideration won. Right
and True second,--Tea Cress tblrtl: time,
Four furlongs Oaklawn won. Commo
dore Fontaine second, Fast Flight third;
Seven furlongs-Orly II won. Arsenal
second, Divination third; time, 1:28.
Carter handicap, $5000 added, seven 'fur
longs Ormonde's Right, HI pounds (W.
Davis), 4 to 1, won: Roseben, 113 (Fuller).
10 to lsecond: Llttlo Em, 105 (O'Neil). 20
to 1. third. Time. 1:26 4-5. Rapid Water.
Bohemia, Sinister, GoIdsmith, Floral
King. Orthodox, Leonidas, Toscan. Em
peror of India, Ocean Tide, Martinmas,
Jack Rattlin. Santa Catallna. Witch Hazel
and Diamond. Flush ran as named.
Four furlongs Bantam won. Evelyn J.
second. Special License third; time. 0:50 3-5
Six furlongs Sir Brillar won. Confessor
second, Jerry C. third; time, 1:15.
Results at Memphis.
MEMPHIS, April 15. Montgomery Park
Five and a half furlongs Queen Rose
won. Computation second, .Itasca third:
Four and a half furlongs Hyperion II
won. Rustling Silk, second. Meadow Breeze
third: time, 0:551$.
Five and a halt furlongs J. Ed Grlllo
won. Presentiment second, Presentation
third: time, 1:10.
One mile John SmulskI won, Ivan the
Terrible second, SIss Lee third; time,
. Four and a half furlongs The Saracen
won. Draco second, Charlatan thlrdt time.
One mile Light .Note won. Federal sec
ond, Our Sister third; time, 1:43,
Roonjey Defeata Parr.
CHICAGO. April 15. John J. Rooney, of
Chicago, defeated Jim Parr, of England,
in a catch-'as-catch-can wrestling match
tonight at ithe gymnasium of the Chicago
Athletic,' Association, winning two out of