Sports Clipping from Indianapolis News, Sat, Dec 12, 1896.

Clipped from US, Indiana, Indianapolis, Indianapolis News, December 12, 1896

An ' 11' 1 ‘ 1.(*?»» ri* hi r * • \v »■? *• s• • \IIOW T11K H KM \ II K III I K v| l( \ I \ii t* m:i:\ imm iti:d.I m) lor. the l.lHlf* (olor«*«l M yrllH* of lii'liartn poll*, n Iraluri* of llir Hhit—Ifxi Ip lii I lif* l.«*ml— Ilf-i im of I lif W«*fl%.1 l,»iTn*l*-u ' pi it, I )!lt; r«nuly fall- in first hour- of Ho*r.\ . \? i»i ii fi#n k Monlt;i iy morning-• or** \v;is as t ol !ov\ -.m k 1 '*• mI!si Y\ • HI♦ r. ? ho K* 1 • -. Hal* l**|; CJoiut li. V.’.T ‘ Minl'1'iX. O'*1; ( Hi* k. i*\»jsor. ItC. 'r^. l~s* Taylor.!.;•«* R.adu.g iv* 1’.i-std\. nr .IV; ItK I*;:*. I !• * t • IT1'. « ’.«!•. V,,n St* »g. I'i2:;ih(t h. 1 •;; Mlt;;■»n. 154Marshall Ti» lor * Light llenrt.A*-!h*# kti-iw * l .*• ; i • I' *'i j.rf t: ■ ’lt; i‘n k l-'ri*I iy m i-;; : g wHale. 1.456 ml'-, lii. . . 1.11*'.: !'Re iding. 1.4*7, Sho-k. 1 -IT... T.i Hmkh. I.lC'i; Mnr*\ 1.343; I’.Ashltg-r. 1.J'.T; M lt;1*1 \. 1.1-17; «;i k. ‘.*74: !••!-*• «l.99V*- was i.M'-n 1 la sti11*-'* aV*it I 1 Hi-1 \ iii»s' ;*i a r• l;’M* ;\ »*r • also ahf-a«l of• th* :r t M y, i Iv* r Ih*m v •: . k Ha u Mi h .is h f»r* Vious !*for i sixTwelve o'clock to-night will w t e(' w of the gr'-aies; * ling • v. v * that the work! has ever e*e»,n. the ‘U I of the six days’ i .at Midis-Sqnar«-Garden. A* 13 p‘-1.*, k la-t Sunday nigh: twenty-seven of the host -f ih»* lone-dlMtance riders of the worM s'ir'flthe great six days’ r.t- e. an 1 pin e that time there has not been a minut*- without some riders on thlt;* traek |ilug2i;ig'’ along lt;*t a twelve to fifteen mile an hour gait or sprinting at a twenty-mile eljp. The enduranee of the men i- won'Jerful — almost beyond belilt; f.For months the men wiio st.irte.-1 in the iaee with a:i idea of finishing have been training for the event. They have blt; «- . hardening th*dr mus.•!.**, building- up tln ir wind, enduring ail sorts of hardships awheel, with a view of toughening themselves and bringing their physiral powers to the highest i-tate of perfection. Th y hod fo lit themselves to do The greatestpossible amount of work on th** least possible amount of sleep and re«t. Th** race will probably stand in '\vling history for yr irs before it is outdone, for, after the first twelve hours, records began to fall, and now the leaders areS\UlshillI it \lor *%trly ul1 a • Tention:as r:»'i * 1, t: i• •AT firc • ; h •• » TmWi \V!lt;*i,h*iurs 11n*lir ••*It'» tfiivf.!rn.hilth*offth-■ \ ♦/. • ir lull;1 1.-1r * I**,i! rm*.• \ -i;ylntf:he inv:o: nyr\ \T '• y1 v r w» g ’\v I • fi -~ih.K: •ft4 V* * i' * *)T11 cS I *• 'i ir)-l :!n- hi:*!. h*vV :» :In*. an-1• r un M-'f* \ -bo:off * tJoa f r1 iv r* I'in ; S• pr*-*•nt titjv hvVISb *fi•r- M':- * r‘ K *V •I—* :i•) - f1 yri :h*-H-' th»i »-m •!VV1 s *•VN •-f • klt; • *!rif» *A U!i;s:\K rr;»‘\‘rr Iy11 * riiy aroun.»:i 11 th* irj♦ill i «'kV -i1 “ ■ 1 41.51':* r.: Ttyi.:?; 1I.• J4 1r. 1. ' r*'Pi.* rin\hi.-*!i\K a11 thi !rn*\Mh1.444A.%!•»*. if: h •rv-:'st au*illy «lurlin*1 -*M«;n*kTh in*v 1',1 pe l rii\ 1 .l:z*-l *h it• ir.v tv. r M tl *r--.\:h i»li *. It r*li.r ]' T. VK .1 -*1 a'.\he? *i* 11Hilt-. KI*• k • 1 *:*7fth* first :\v*'lvo hlt;nir. and, irt U\r\:hlt; In-1: twenty-four no man was ufT the tr.'ck for inor** than two hours. A'.»•. i .-k Mon lay night Halo, the Irish i. !lt;■*■, w well in th** b id. and he his m i ntalried it all week. The s. re at ‘.hat tirn • was; Hale. 4? miie.s; Healing. I15W m le.«. Muore, .v.rj miles; I'leroe. .dfiU miles; Ash nger, C miles; Kikes. i’.”4 miles; Taylor, .'7‘* miles; Fors’-r. 333 miles; Conklin.mile**; ltl* e, 363 miles; Uil' k. 34'; miles; Shock. 3V» miles; Smith 333 inilm: fSan.non. 3't!* miles. Maddox. 391 mib*s; Vonsteeg. 314 in ks; Cassidy. 3lt;J miles; Mclieod. 37s rn.les; • Jolden, 3M miles; Waller. 2iM miles; H *nson. 191 m les; W.lson. l«f» miles.Th-* riders began storing away great q uar. tit Us of food early on Monday, ami since thit time most of them have been eating something every twenty minutes. There Is no regular diet, the men eating whatever they want and drinking as they see tit. Hale early developed an enor-t motis appetite and his citing has l»een one of the feiture** of the rice.At l'i o'clock Tuesday morning *he number of riders had been reduced to six teen,if»; MeKeo i. 1 1 i\ I'enture* if the lt:ie«*.The crowds at th-* Hardin have n-stantly inlt; rensr-d. and thi r- has not b-• a m.ntite thorughout the ra .» w *.hdu; it least hW p* ople present. Th* re is i f e-einatio.n about the sport which holds one. .Many who. e.mi* In the evenings to stay fifteen or twenty minutes hove remained for hours.The sport has been enlivened ea h evening by a series of sprint races n which some of the fastest men in the country entered. The sprinters tx)k the outside of the track and did not interfere with ; the fix d iy men. Time and again in the week Marshall Tavlor has .dectrlfie 1 the crowd by jumping out and t icking onto some flyer or tandem and going with it for a mile or two. If the bay had not N-en taken s ck Wednesday he woul 1 now he among the leaders. As it is lu is attracting more attention than Hale, and has th, crowd with him to a person.Since Thursday the men have been kept up on stimulants and arc ear tig constantly. all that Hale has lost ov-*r twen-, t.v pounds and looks a mere Shadow. It will take the men weeks to recover from I the strain and it will be days before they | will be able to mount a wheel again. The greet trouble for the last two days has !:•lt; n in keeping the men awake. ' They tall asleep on their wheels and when they are carried to their training quarters the hardest massage treatment will not awaken them.No man is allowed to sleep ovt two hours fur fear of getting stiff, and one of the most difficult tasks that the trainers have in to get the men on their wheels again. Several of them have been liter-. ally whipped onto the track and they early with them the marks of the lash. These j same men, while resenting the treatment now. will thank ’heir trainers wh**n the race Is over. Just as long as a rider cant’urn a pedal he is considered fit to go on with the race, and the trainers keep them at it.■MARSHAL TAYLOR. THK INDIANAPOLIS RIDER.hundreds of miles ahead of any previous record, and are still pedaling briskly along.Tho event attracted attention from all over the world. England, Scotland. Wales, Ireland. France, Germany. Denmark and Canada sent the best of their long-Jlstance riders to measure their strength with the American long-distance men. From this country came the hardiest of the rough riders. Several of them had won renown on the cinder path long before bicycle racing was thought of. Shock. Glick, Golden an;l Ashingcr were all long-distance walkers at one time. Among the American entries was one in whom every Indianapolis cycling enthusiast is Interested, “Major” Taylor, of this city, the little colored lad, who has ridden a wheel almost since he wasout of kilts.The Track Arrangements.In all there ware twenty-seven entries. The foreigners arrived two weeks ago and put in last week keeping in condition. The American riders gathered In New York the hatter part of the week, and all were, in readiness for the race onSaturday*. Sunday the Garden presented a picturesque appearance. The track was built ten laps to the mile, banked so high on the ends that it looked as if thelaws of gravitation had been violated. Surrounding it on all sides rose the seats In tiers, whife next to the track were the private boxes. Off at one end of the garden were three doxen small white tents, the training quarters of the men. Oil stoves were scattered about and the tents were filled with provisions andtraining paraphernalia. There were to l«* no stops for refreshments in this race.All the food was to be cooked in the garden by the trainers and fed to themen while they were whirling around thetrack. Time was too valuable to be wasted in eating. Every* minute off the w'heel was to be used in sleeping. That point was thoroughly understood by all.Wheels were everywhere. Every rider had from two to half ’ a There was an endless variety of handle bars,Iand it was then thought that these men would finish out the week. Hale was fifteen miles ahead of any previous record for thirty-six hours and riding strong. Major Taylor was only thirty.mlles behind him. and on Tuesday morning was looked on as a probable winner. Tho scoro at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning was: Hale, 546miles; Redding, 536; Moore. 534; Taylor. 523; Shock, 517; Ashinger. 399; Rice, 525; Pierce, 506; Forston, 518, Elkes, 456; Smith, 465; Maddox, 436; Gannon, 420; Cassidy, 433; McLeod, 35o; Glick, 449.Wearing Effect* of the Hide.The riders by that time had begun to show th« effects of their long ride. There was not tho laughing and talking that had characterized tho first twelve hours. The men were silent, each intent on their work. Some of them were nearly dead for sleep and their wheels wobbled dangerously under them. The score at 9 o’clock Tuesday night was: Hale, 72rt miles; Rice. 700;Shook. 684; Moore. 671; Forster. 670; Reading, 6*i9; Taylor, 661; Smith. 635; Pierce. 622; Elkes, 586; Glick, 580; Ashinger, 577; Maddox. 574; Cassiday, 560; Gannon, 518; McLeod, 446.Marshal! Taylor dropped back in the day. He ate too much and suffered w*ith cramps. Hale continued to break records and increase his lead, though he was hard pushed by Rice.Wednesday morning found the riders more gaunt and hollow-eyed than ever. The men were dead tired and some ofthem dropped from their wheels asleep. Several bad spills wi re caused by men going to sleep, and often after the men had *vsted for an hour or two the trainers had to use force to get them to go back on the track.The men were peevish and fretful. If their desires were not met with Instantly they heaped abuse, on their trainers and threatened to leave the. race. The trainers understood this stage and liked to see it. for it showed that the riders still had some nerve. At noon Wednesday Hale was still well in the lead. Major Taylor had dropped back to eighth place, but was riding in good form. The score the en l of the first sixty hours was-Hale. 1*07 miles; Rice. 881; Reading, 868;Cycle* mid Cyclist*.Tom Rutler, of Loston. is coming hick to America. Butler left England Saturday laet. The change in climate brought on sit kness, and he could not hope to get into shape to do himself justice. A prominent physician said he either stop racing for the present or be laid up with a serious case of sickness. He chose the former. Nut Butler accompanies his brother.■The success of the six days’ race i'i New York this week has attracted the attention of a number of Chicago cycling enthusiasts, and they are now trying to secure a suitable place In the Windy City to how a similar race. The Colieeum would prove the ideal place for the race, but it would i*ost too much to build a track there. The foreign riders now in New York have consented to come to Chicago if the race can be arranged.The question of prices is one which still has several of the local manufacturers guessing. The Indiana Bicycle Company is the first to make a change. Next season there will he two grades of Waverlcys on the market. The standard wheel, which will ho known as Waverley No. 10, for men, and No. 12, for women, will sell for $100. Then there will be another grade known as Waverley No. 14. for men, and No. 15, for women, which will b»* sold for $6t.i. The $S5 model will not be made this season.atWhat Grand uncertain, al-players have clubs are outON THE TRACK.; and cushions. Every possible ap-* known to cycling that could vary MKtony of the ceaseless whirl of leela was pressed into service, garden was a busy place shortly the big race started. The event ttraeted a large crowd to sec the and many of this same crowd return from day to day daring the mil sec the same men still working ir seemingly endless task. At the dnute Duboise. the French crack, lynn and Melxel were withdrawn, y were not in condition.The on me on to the track at 12 and six minutes later Eddie Bald 1 them on their Journey. The ldg, Moore. 860; Fierce. S49; Forster, 846: Shock, 833; Taylor, 833; Smith, 820; Ashinger, 795; Cassidy. 7«*i Maddox, 750; Glick. 736; Gannon, 671; Elkes. 622: McLeod. 567.TAYLOR MAKES A SPI RT.was on, and for six long days and s the whirr of the wheels would ceaae. Early in the game it dcvel-that fcur of the foreign riders ;ht over by trainer'Plummer had **n-a combination to beat off their lean opponents in the first few . Tom Linton, the holder of the one-record. jumped into the lead and set rifle pace. His three companions til a-fter him. It was soon seen that nr Linton nor Chappie Intended stay-t the race, but were simply giving and Lumsdcrt a good start. Linton he first man to cover a mile, and his anions were directly behind him. UMricau took things more easily. f man but three covered twenty the flrst hour. After that they be-to straggle out, and along towardTaylor Wake* Iji.Wednesday afternoon Taylor woke up aril amused himself by reading a paper while going round the track at a fourteen-mile an hour clip. Sad lies and handlebars were changed constantly Wednesday, some of the riders had big pads and laid lov.n on their wheels; others fastened a head-rest to their saddles, and leaned far back, but all the time their legs kept moving like pston-ro.ts, and -the pace never went under twelve miles an hour. Wednesday at midnight, with the race half over, the sc:re was: Hale. 1.071 miles; Rice. 1.034; Forster. 1,012; Moore, 1.U01; Reading. 992; Seock. 985: Taylor. 971;Piero.-. 974; Smith. 969; Ashinger. 937; Cassidy. SOS; Maddox. 901; Glick. S41; Gannon,; 786; McLeod. 679.All of -the riders rested some during Wednesday night and 1 coked better Thursday morning, but their faces continued to grow thinner and thinner, and they became less and less responsible for what they were doing. By that time the trainers' were pretty nearly as exhausted us th men. but they were forced to keep on preparing food and giving instruction.* to their charges. The score at 10 o'clock Thursday morning was: Hade. 1.188 miles; Rice. 1,126; Forster. 1.134; Moore. 1.093; Seock. 1.111: Reading. 1.100: Taylor. 1.089; Fierce. 1,061; Sm th. 1.079; Ashinger, 984;Maddox. 1.019; Cassidy. 986; Glick. 883; Gannon. 880; Meljeod, 779.Hale 4 oufldcnt.Hale seemed to have a certainty of flrst place and rode more easily Thursday ’ afternoon. That night he was off the track for three hours. This enabled Rice to pull up on him and Friday morning he was only forty miles behind the Irish cham-p on. When Hale completed his one hundredth hour he had ridden-exactly 1,400 mik*. an average of fourteen miles an hour. Taylor pulled up during the right, and at 10 o'clock Friday morning he was in sixth place. Several of the men In front of him showed s.gns of weakening, and it is thought that the colored lad still I had a chance of finishing Inside of the money. Forster and Heading are both I in difficulties, and the former was warned to ride straightcr cr he would be ruled1BASE-HALL ••FAR.MIXG.”Those Who Decried It \rc Yon Indulging In It.The base-ball situation has changed materially since last fall. Then Kansas City, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Detroit were fighting the farming system.” Indianapolis and Minneapolis were reviled from one end of the league to the o:hf*r. The papers in those cities opposed to the farms” devoted columns to the evils of the practice, and to read some of the criticisms one would think that highway robbery was nothing compared to taking a few inoffensive ball players from a big league club for the purpose of developing them.Now there is a difference. Detroit will look alter the Philadelphia young blood. Milwaukee will take charge of all the surplus Pittsburg payers; Kansas City will draw on both Boston and New York, and Manager Manning has not been slow to avail himself of the privilege, while St. Paul seems to have a lease on the Chicago talent. Columbus expects to get some of the Cleveland material, but the Buckeyes can hardly be called farm hands. at least not now Rapids will do is *as yetthough several Louisville been taken. Four of the and out farms, and they are the -very four who raised such a hue and cry last season against Minneapolis and Indianapolis. Now Minneapolis Is not In touch with any of the Kg league clubs, and the prospects or Indianapolis receiving any aid from Cincinnati are slim. So far as farming goes. Minneapolis. Co him bus and Indianapolis are the cleanest teams in the league.Banc-tin 11 TalkWhen Herman Long and Fred Pfeifer play indoor ball they reverse tho positions which have madlt; them famous outdoors. Pfeffer goes to short and Long holds down second.It is reported that your Uncle Anson is after Billy Nadh to play ihird-bas. for the Colts next season. With Anson, Pfeffer, Dahlen, Nash. Ryan. Lang-. Griffith, Terry. Kittrldge and Tom paly on the team, the name Colts seems slightly Inappropriate.A New York paper quotes Rusie as saying that he believes that Chaunoey Fisher will be one of the best pitchers in the league next season. Some of the local cranks are wondering ir this Is because Fisher will be a Bridegroom, for the Grooms are the deadly enemies of the Giants.Sandow Mertes has written to the Philadelphia management that he is having a great time on the eoadt this w nter and playing ball once a week to keep in shape. This is gratify ug news. for. after his sorry showing with the Quakers last season, it is time for him to dosomething to improve.It is reported that Charley Oomiskvy hid secured Billy Hub n from J’hiladel-ph'.a to play short. Hulen is a minor league star of the first water, but had Some trouble with the Phillies List season. He and Jimmy Con none would keep everybody guessing around second-base, even on ‘the St. Paul grounds.Manager McGunnigle is having a good deal of trouble in Lousville. and. from the rumors which are flying thick and fas* throughout tin* base-ba’.l world, ;he chances of his remaining in charge of the Colonels next season are decide lly slim. McGunnigle lid not set h s players a good example last season, and at times did not take the b*-st of care of h mself. It would not now. however, reflect great credit on the officials of the Louisville dub to release him. for ?ie turned down an opportunity to take charge of the Philadelphia club to remain with theColonels.A Kansas City paper says that Lake. Blanford, Barnett and lt;’am-pau will be the only Cowboys who will be retained next season by Manager Manning. This :s even worse than was expected. It was known that Jimmy Manning was very sore on his outfit of last seaeon. but no one looked for such a wholesale killing. Gilbert Hatfield certainly entitled to a place on the team, as Is Charley Nyee, if his ankle is in shape. Y'oung Revis, who ha** got over his attack of swelled head,” should alsj be a valuable man.Detroit will probably receive the benefit of the Philadelphia surplus next season. That will dep nd. however largely on the way in which the affairs of las; season are* settled up between President Van l*erbe:k and Manager Stallings. Van Derbeek has been unfortunate so far in having trouble with his managers when it came to winding up the affairs of .ne season, but he may see tar enough uhcaj