M. F. Davis has taken out a patent for a V-shaped sliding-seat, with three wheels and three slides. It is claimed that by this improvement friction is reduced to a minimum.
The opening game of the season of the Athletics with the Yale Club will be a crusher, as every one is anxious to see the nine that promises to win the association championship. - [Item.
In the pedestrian world: Rowell and Hazael have both sailed for England, Hazael jumping a warrant for his arrest procured by his trainer on account of unpaid bills. - Chicago is to have soon a six-day go-as-you-please race.
An open regatta will be held June 10, by the Harlem Regatta Association, when the following events will be decided: Eight-oared shells, four-oared shells, pair-oared shells, senior and junior single-scull shells, pair-oar gigs and sixoar gigs.
Hanlan's new shell, built by Warin, of Toronto, is named Maple Leaf. Her dimensions are: Length, 30 feet seven inches; width, 11 inches; depth, 5 1/2 inches; weight, 25 pounds 3 1/2 ounces. It is built with wire instead of wooden stays. With her outriggers, she weighs 26 pounds.