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THE PITTSBTJKG- 'DISPATCH, SUNDAY, JANUARY 13, 1880.
Probable Difficulties Between
League and Association.
John Teemer Besolves Kot to Go to
THE SCLLIVAK-KILRAIN BATTLE.
Prospects of a Trotting; Eace Among Local
DETAILS OP GEOKGE SMITH'S DEFEAT
It trill not be long before baseball occu
pies its rightful position among American
sporting erects; in other words, not very
many weeks will elapse ere the national
ame takes first place again in all newspaper
sporting accounts throughout the country.
From to-day on public interest in the pre
mier sport of the country will increase, until
it will, I expect, be more enthusiastic than
ever. Baseball prospects are good, and club
directors and stockholders are confident of this
Before the season opens, however, there are
& lew very important questions to settle, which
may affect both the League and Association.
A few days ago Mr. J. V. Spaldinp, through
the columns of this paper, pointed out that the
Association may not be disposed to Indorse the
graded salary plan of the League this season.
He further said that, even if the League plan
in general were indorsed some of its details
would be changed. Mr. Spalding had been
talking the matter over with President Byrne,
of the Brooklyn club, only a few days before
he made the statements just quoted, and we
may assume that he was possessed of facts not
known by the public Mr. Spalding, however, is
of the opinion that, rule or no rule, the Associa
tion will have to keep salanes down, so that
tha result will be the same. This is a hopeful
view of the case, but if the. result should not be
as expected the trouble will be greater than
many people imagine.
Manager Phillips holds a contrary opinion to
Mr. Spalding, and thinks that if the Associa
tion does not adopt a rule similar to that of the
League there will be considerable difficulties.
There seems to be much force in what Manager
Phillips says; indeed, so much that it might be
profitable if the magnates of both organiza
tions were to have the matter amicably settled
as soon as possible. I feci confident that the
League plan in some of its details will be
changed or modified. Mr. Spalding is also of a
similar opinion. Certainly President Byrne
says that some changes must be made before
the Association can favor the plan. If the two
orgaizations ever lock horns on the matter the
effects will be very unpleasant to both parties.
As has been pointed out in these
columns frequently, the object of the
rule is all right, but the object of one
thing and the means of attaining it is
another. The matter of classifying, for in
stance, will probably be satisfactory to nobody
when fairly tested. A common understanding,
however, can be arrived at on the question at
the March meetings if all parties concerned are
disposed to give and take.
A report is current to the effect that the local
club directors have resolved to dispense with
four certain players now under contract. The
quartette not wanted, however, will be given
an opportunity when the season opens to prove
their worth and if they show up well they will
be kept and some other four released or sold.
Rumor has it that McShannie, MauL Coleman
and Staley are among those mentioned. Why
Staley is on the list for probable release I can
not surmise; indeed, the surprise would have
been less great if Garfield had been named.
"We all have seen that Staley can pitch effect
ively and last season gave promise of blossom
ing into a first-class man. I cannot belieTe that
the directors even think of releasing Staley ex
cept some unforseen circumstance occurs to
compel such action.
Manager Phillips is almost all right again,
and is busily engaged making arrangements for
the spring exhibition games. It is now defi
nitely settled that the team shall make its first
appearance this year away from home. The
question of good or bad luck for the season
may have something to do with it, but certain
ly the desire is to have the players in as good
shape as possible before the local patrons see
them. The exhibition scries, however, does
not promise to be as important as was ex
pected. It was thought that the local team
and the St. Louis Browns would test conclu
sions, but all hope in that respect seems to
have vanished. If Von der Ahe absolutely re
fuses to pit his men against our sluggers, it
will not be unreasonable to say that he thinks
discretion the better part of valor.
John Teemer has definitely made up his
mind to remain at McKeesport until spring
time at lest. This resolve is not surprising to
me, although I am strongly of opinion that he
can defeat many of the prominent scullers in
Australia. Teemer could certainly secure two
or three good matches were he to visit the
antipodes, but the probability is that he has
good reasons f ornot going, it is a fact that his
ackers and himself lost almost all the money
they bad to spare on the late race at Washing
ton. Had Teemer won he and his friends, to
use a pooiroom pnrase, wouia nave gone to
Australia on "velvet;" their winnings would
have paid all expenses.
According to the latest in aquatics O'Connor
and Gaudaur are to measure oars. They are
to row a match at San Francisco early in the
spring. This certainly knocks all reasoning
concerning public form on the head; in fact it
would seem that public form is entirely useless
as a guide. Teemer defeated Gaudaur easily,
and Teemer in turn was even more easily set
tled by O'Connor. The latter has also defeated
Gaudaur, and in the face of all this Gaudaur
is to row O'Connor for the championship.
Surely professional rowing is hard to under
stand. During the week there have been several of
fers made by trotting horse owners to match
their 2-year-olds either in a match race or a
sweepstake. The result may be that in the
latter part of summer there will be an inter,
csting contest with the local youngsters. So
far the owners of five 2-year-olds byOberlin,
Holstein, Euclid, Harry Hontas and Eugene
respectively, have declared their willingness to
join in a sweepstake. At S2U0 each the race
would be made interesting: there would be
11,000 tor the winner, while the loss would not
be financially great to the losers. Beside the
great question of breeding would be even a
more important feature. Mr. Gallagher, of
West Bridgewater, has come to the front in a
business like way, and If the other owners are
as earnest in the matter as he is there will be a
race. The interest being shown in young local
horses is encouraging, because after all we have
very few speedy customers here. Of course I
am aware of the ridiculous stories sent out day
after day about this 2:15 wonder and that 2:14
prodigy. It would really seem that there is
scarcely a horse owned by a Pittsburger slower
than 220. However, common sense people
know that there is any amount of room for im
provement, and to promote races among the
youngsters will tend to that improvement.
Undoubtedly the great sporting event of the
week has been the signing of articles for a fight
between John L. Sullivan and Jake Kilrain. I
confess that to a great extent it has become an
infliction on the public to continue talking and
writing about Sullivan, Kilrain, Mitchell and
Dempsey. These four pugilists or boxers, or
whatever they are. have been given a notoriety
during the last year or so that they have never
merited. Their names and their statements
have appeared so often in newspapers thatthe
wonder is the public is not more wearied of
them than it is.
However, we cannot very well omit saying a
few words about the latest phase of the Sulll-van-Kilrain
matter. It is the first time on rec
ord that these two men signed their names to
an agreement which would seem to bind them
to meet in a prize ring. This fact in itself is of
great importance to the sporting world, and
there are other features connected with the
agreement just as Important and just as inter
esting. Kilrain is already complaining about
the article and Sullivan is complaining about
Kilrain. One is charging the other with cow
ardice, and each declares that the other will
never enter the ring.
There really are features about the affair
which encourage the suspicion that a battle
between Sullivan and Kilrain will never take
place. I am very skeptical, indeed, on the mat
ter. True, there are some extraordinary feat
ores concerning it, but even these tend to lead
one to the conclusion that no fieht will take
jlace, During, -the last few days, IflftTere-Jpitcher,
ceired many interesting opinions about the
affair from correspondents. I now repeat the
views of one well-informed gentleman residing
in this city. His opinions are simplypublished
here because they give us an idea of what the
intelligent sporting public think about the pro
posed tight. Says my correspon lent:
"Thoreare many reasons which lead me to
believe that Sullivan and Kilrain will never
fight. I have been more or less interested in
pugilists for over 30 years, and I confess that
the present declared intentions of Sullivan and
Kilrain look more doubtful than any I have
heardof during my time. In the first place the
stake 510,000 a side is too big. Their .articles
of agreement are simply useless and no
more account than a erbal promise.
Neither man need fight if he does
not want to, and he will not lose
a cent. In my way of thinking matters stand
like this: Sullivan, when in condition, can de
feat Kilrain. I have no doubt about this. Kil
rain may be a clever boxer, but it is questionable
whether or not he is a game man and a stayer.
With him Sullivan will, undoubtedly, have an
easier task than with Mitchell. It is clear,
therefore, that if Sullivan can get into his best
condition he will have victory almost certain,
and if the Kilrain party find out that Sullivan
is regaining his old form they will back out.
There is nothing to prevent tbem. On the
other hand, if it is found that Sullivan is not
getting back into his old form, the Kilrain
party will most assuredly fight, but Sullivan's
backers won't risk their money. Altogether it
looks like a huge game of bluff."
There may and there may not be some good
common opinions in the above. I think there
are a few practical ideas. Time and time again
it has been contended in this paper that the
backers of Sullivan and Kilrain do not care
one jot whether the two men ever meet
ornot. It is not fighting or the glory that vic
tory brings that these persons are scheming
for. It is the notoriety that will bring them
and their business hourly before the public
Were this feature absent it would be safe
wagering $100 to $1 that both Sullivan and Kil
rain would have to travel all their way through
life without have even an alleged $20,000 stake
put up for them. It can safely be said that
the public will be duly reminded of the exist
tence of the two parties for the next six
months. Whether a battle takes place ornot
the businesses of the respective parties will be
well advertised, and when that is accomplished
probably the object of the entire transaction
win nave Deen accompusneu. Jteaiiy mere nas
alreadv been almost more talk about Sullivan
and Kilrain going to fight than there was
about all the fights or Cribb, Belcher, Bayers
and Heenan combined.
Tho complaint made by George Smith, the
Pittsburg sprinter, relative to his last effort to
win a Sheffield handicap, opens up a very
grave question. He avers that the referee de
cided against him, although he won his heat by
a half yard. "The robbery was so apparent."
says Smith, that a riot almost ensued. The
Pittsburger was somewhat heavily backed by
public money, and had be gotten through the
beat in question all right would, according to
good judges, have won the handicap. It is un
fortunate that such unpleasant events occur;
beside having many more evil results they
tend to strain the good relationship between
the sporting people of the two countries. I
don't for a moment believe that George Smith
would make any dishonorable claim, but I do
believe and know that Sheffield handicaps have
morally deteriorated during the the last ten or
a dozen years. They are now controlled body
and soul by a gang of bookmakers
Who are not looked up to as the best model of
honesty in the country. Under these condi
tions a referee would not hesitate to "carry
out orders," and give a favorite the worst of it
at any stage Smith started a hot favorite,
and had be won the bookmakers would have
been heavy losers. They control the handicap,
and little more need be said. It is a pity that
such things happen. Recently Americans have
entered the handicap in Urge numbers. The
Smith affair will likely discourage future en
tries. Speaking of the international foot racing of
a professional kind reminds me of the com
paratively good feeling existing between the
amateurs of England and those of America.
Every year these international amateur con
tests are becoming more numerous and popu
lar. This year they promise to be more so,
and it may be that something like the interest
which existed when George and Myers first
contested against each other will be revived.
The Americans are determined to leave
no stone unturned in the way of try
ing to secure the best possible talent
to compete against the English. Tho
entire United States is to be searched
and good inducements offered to competitors.
On May 18 the National Association of Ama
teur Athletes of America will hold a scratch
meeting at the Manhattan grounds, at which
the English championshiD programme will be
decided. This will include 13 events. The win
ner of each event will be entitled to go to
Europe on the N. A A of A international team
for 18S9. The scratch meeting that is, where
everyone will start on equal terms will bo open
to all amateur athletes in America. The idea
is to secure the very best. Of course, the ex
penses of the team going to Europe will be
paid. The whole plan is a good one and worthy
of support. There is a large number of first
class amateurs in the country at present.
Surely two or three champions can be secured
from the list. ParsGLE.
THAT SHEFFIELD HANDICAP.
Full Particulars About the Defeat of the
The following account of George Smith's
defeat in the Sheffield handicap, taken from
the Sheffield Daily News, will be of interest
There was little or no betting yesterday fore
noon, and after reaching the grounds Smith
was still favorite When racing commenced
rain came down in torrents, and only about
2,000 persons were present The running path
was covered with pools of water, but there was 1
a strong wind behind the runners which aided
them. The betting at start ruled at 5 to 4 on
G. Smith, 5 to 1 against Hanson. 6 to 1 each J.
Smith and Edwards. 7 to 1 Walker, and
20 to 100 to 1 any other. Martin, of Sheffield,
who was J. Smith's trial horse, did not turn
out for the first beat, for which Ranson was
made favorite at odds of 2 to 1 on, and he won
cleverly by a yard and a half, in three yards
worse than 12 seconds. The second produced a
close race between G. Smith, of Pittsburg, and
Wheeler, of Notts, but the general opinion of
the spectators, who were In the best position to
judge was that Smith had won, and at one
time it appeared ouite probable that the spec
tators would take serious umbrage, but happily
they contended themselves with having a
grumble for their money. A great many of
the spectators were wishful for the proprietor
to interfere and order the race to be run over
again, but whilst coinciding with the opinion
that the referee had made a mistake, Mr.
Ford explained that be could not upset the
referee's decision. Wheeler's time was about a
J-ard slower than Ranson, and then the third
eat produced a grand struggle between South,
Hudson and Williamson, the former olj whom
won on the post in 12 2-5 seconds.
Owing to Edwards breaking down. Walker
had not much difficulty in defeating Clarkson
and Scott. In the draw for stations for the
final struggle Ranson was fortunate enough to
secure the track nearest the enclosure railings,
which was the best condition, while Walker
drew the one next to the green sward, which
was very heavy and holding, and this good for
tune enabled Ranson to win on the post from
Walker, and credit himself with his second
Sheffield handicap within 12 months. The well
known Sheffield penciller, Mr. Herbert Foster,
backed Foster for the Easter handicap which
he won for upward of 1000. and it is almost
certain that Sir. Foster will throw in for quite
as big a stake on the present occasion, for be
sides clearing a very large volume on the
handicap, Mr. Foster backed Ranson lastTues
day night at 2,028 to 183. As an instance of
good fortune we may state that this is the
third winner Mr. Foster has had this vear, he
having backed Thompson, of Miles Platting,
for the Shrovetide handicap, and Ranson for
the Easter and Christmas events. Ranson,
who is 26 years of age, stands 5 feet 3 inches
in height, weighs list. 7 lbs., and trained at
Leicester under the care of Uncle Billy Johes,
of Sheffield, the latter baying had the good for
tune to train three Sheffield Handicap winners
within a year. In our report of Wednesday's
racing we alluded to the absence of Jennings,
who had been supported at as little as 8 to L
We were informed on, good authority that the
cause of Jennings' absence was due to his hav
ing broken down on Wednesday morning, and
that the money be was supported for on Tues
day evening emanated from his masters.
According to arrangement the backers of
Smith and Ranson met yesterday at noon, but
a hitch arose regarding the staking of the
money, ind the race fell through. As Smith
was beaten by Wheeler, who was in turn well
beaten by Hanson in the final heat of the
Christmas handicap, it is rather improbable
that Smith's party would now care to match
him to run Ranson.
G. Wheeler, of Watts, had 3 yards start of
Smith, and the latter had 1J of Ranson.
Jach Gibson started in the handicap and was
defeated in his second heat Smith had 2X
yards start of him.
Will Wrestle for Charity.
To the Sporting Kditor or the Dlepatch:
Sin As a means of obtaining some money
toward the assistance of the families of the car
penters who were killed, and also those who
were injured, at the Wood street accident, I
offer to wrestle Jim Connors in any public hall,
the receipts to go to the object named. I sug
gest this because both Connors and myself are
carpenters. Yours truly, .
Local Players for Columbus.
W. C Durban, a well-known young baseball
player, who resides at Boston, on the .Yough
iogheny river, signed yesterday as catcher with
the Columbus, O., club for next season. Will
iam Phillips, of Allentown, up the Mononga
heia river, signed with the same club as
THEIR ANNUAL MEETING.
United Hnnters nnd Fishers Elect Officers
and Discuss Prospects.
The annual meeting of the United Hunting,
Fishing and Camping Clubs of Western Penn
sylvania took place last evening in Ruppel's
Hall, and was well attended. The election of
officers was the first business, and resulted in
the election of tho following gentlemen: Fred.
K. Gearing, President; Wm. A Scandrett-Vice
President; M. F. Cassidy, Treasurer; J. W.
Hague, Secretary, and a Board of Directors as
follows: Geo. Wearer. M. G. Schirmer, L. T.
Schattenbrand, J. C. Wiegal, B. C. Christy. M.
B. Lemon, Ed Mehlicb, Dom Magulre, Jacob
Additional camp reports were handed in and
a resolution passed that reports not in by the
1st of February will not be published in the
The hatchet invented by Dr. Scroggs, of
Beaver, and presented to the clubs, was ex
hibited. It is a pick, hammer and a hatchet all
in one instrument, a most useful article for
The Detroit and Cleveland Navigation Com
pany has, during the last four years, taken the
majority of all tho clubs out of this field, but
with the coming season there will come a large
number of agents of ether lines to make a bid
for the large business of this territory by offer
ing new fields and a very reasonable rate to
visit them. The prospects for the coming sea
son are very bright and the line that has a live
man at work here will surely reap a glorious
Association Officials Elected and Entries
for the Races Plentiful.
NASTrVTlXE, Texx., January 12. At the
annual meeting of the stockholders of West
Side Park, held to-day, the following Board of
Directors was elected: G. M. Fogg, John P.
White, C. H. Gillock, H. B. Stubblefleld. John
P. Williams, E. B. Stahlman, James Franklin,
W. M. Duncan, T. W. WrenncW. H. Jackson,
Wm. Reilley, A H. Robinson, Dr. R. B. Doug
las, W. R. Cheatham and George W. White.
The directors elected the following offlcers
G. M. Fogg. President; C. H. Gillock, Secre
tary and General Superintendent, and H. B.
Stubblefleld, Treasurer. The Executive Com
mittee is composed of W. H. Jackson, H. B.
Stubblefleld, John P. White. W. B. Cheatham
and C. H. Gillock. Several matters in con
nection with the approaching spring meeting
were discussed, but definite action was de
ferred for the present. The stakes for the
meeting close Tuesday next, and entries are
already pouring in. The added money to
stakes is the most liberal ever offered in the
South, and the prospects are flattering for the
grandest meeting ever held at this most popu
lar racing point.
FLOORED THE DOCTOR.
Jim Connors Wins a Lively Wrestling Con
test nt the East End.
There was quite an exciting and pleasant
time in the hall of the East End Gymnasium
last evening. Jim Connors, the instructor of
the association, and Dr. Gus Hall wrestled for
a purse, catch-as-catch-can, best two of three
There were between 200 and 300 persons pres
ent, being members of the club and their
friends. Hall is an unknown here, and ho was
considered a good one to tackle Connors so
readily. The attendance was large, consider
ing the fact that the match or contest was only
arranged yesterday afternoon. The audience
included some of the best known people in tho
The first bout was a lively ono as long as it
lasted. Connors, however, in nine minutes
succeeded m getting a neck and leg
hold that enabled him to lay the doctor on his
back. The doctor won the second fall in five
minutes by throwing Connors over his head.
Connors won the thud and deciding bout by
an arm up the back hold, twisting the doctor
square to the carpet. The event was so well
received that other athletic entertainments
GUERRERO WANTS A RACE.
He Offers to Give McClelland a Start In
Gus Guerrero, the pedestrian, is still anxious
to have a race with McClelland, or any other
Pittsburger. Yesterday a letter was received
in this city from Guerrero, in which he repeats
his offer to run McClelland, or any other man
in this city, ten miles or more. He further
offers to give McClelland a quarter of a mile
start in 50 miles.
Guerrero concludes his letter by stating that
he and Peter Hegelman will come to Pittsburg
and run any other two men 25 miles for a stake
or a purse.
It & not likely that McClelland will run a 50
mile race until the weather is finer. When
spring time comes he will probably give Guer
rero a race on a good track, and the latter may
get all the running he wants.
A CHANCE FOR SEAELE.
O'Connor Offers to Bow the Australian
Champion in England or America.
Toeojjto, January 12. To-day a cablegram
will be sent to Australia, asking Searle and
Kemp if cither of them will row O'Connor in
England or America.
If the reply is that either will row in Eng
land at any early date the Gaudaur race will be
put aside. In it there will certainly be no
betting other than the stakes, while the Searle
race would be for 5,000 a side and the cham
pionship of the world, with the prospect of
winning much Australian money.
O'Connor's backers are determined to push
Searle to a match. They want their man to try
for the world's championship.
A SHAKEY REPLY.
Jackson Won't Fight Smith or Anybody Else
Excrpt In California.
NewYokk, January 12. A San Francisco
dispatch to Richard K. Fox, relating to the
challenge of Jem Smith to fight Peter Jackson,
the Australian champion, for 1,000, says that
Jackson places himself in the hands of the
California Athletic Club, and will meet any
man in the world, but nowhere else than in the
rooms of the club. This reply was cabled to
Jackson, the dispatch says, has challenged
Jake Kilrain and Patsy Cardiff to battle for a
President Young's Bulletin.
Washington, January 12. The following
official bulletin has been issued from League
Contracts for 18S9 John Weyhing, with Co
lumbus; John A. Kerins and T. H. Ramsey,
with Cincinnati; C. C. Campau, Henry Yaik,W.
H. Higgins and Harry ZelL with Detroit In
ternational Association Steve Toole andMarr
Phillips, with Rochester; W. W. Andrus, with
Buffalo: John Grim and C. Rickley, with To
ronto: P. W. Worden, with Toledo: D. Minne
han, Tom Turner, John Campanna. Henry Sei
beL J. O'Brien, James Daly, J. A Leighton, E.
E. Cleveland and William Hanrahan, with
Released By Syracuse. Charles Marr; by
Troy, P. Worden; by Buffalo, James Flynn;by
Hamilton, M. Phillips, M. Jones; by Cincinnati,
New Prlenns Races.
New Oeleaks, January 12. The weather
to-day was clear and pleasant and the track in
First race nine-sixteenths of a mile Mirth won
lnS9. Porter Ashe second, Florlne third.
Second race, three-quarters of a mile Kitty
l'ease won in 1:V)X, Jimmy U second, Leo Bridget
Third race, flve-ehThtinofam!le Duhmewon in
1:05. Lord Grosvenor second, Benton third.
Fourth race, one mile Bertha, Uarux, Conntess,
Sherwood, Pell JlelL Hindoo Rose Jim Williams,
Mary Foster, Kadlcal, Effie H started. Countess
won in V.&ii, Bertha second, Hindoo Bose third.
Hamilton Done For.
Hamilton, Ont., January la The Hamil
ton baseball team will not be prepared to de
posit its guarantee with Secretary White on
January 15, and there will be a vacancy in the
International Association after that date. As
Jersey City and Newark have both intimated
that tbey would like to join the League, it may
be that one of them will bo selected to fill the
Llewellyn, the Cleveland pitcher, will go to
California, now that the club has disbanded.
Wnnts td Pitch Quoits.
George Lewis, of McKee's Rocks, called at
this office last evening, and left the following
"Hearing that a man in the East End wants
to pitch quoits for a stake.I am willing to pitch
him a match for $50 a side, 16 yards distance,
stiff, sticking clay ends, and either Scotch or
North of England rules to govern. The weight
of quoits to be optional to each party. A de
posit left at THE DISPATCH office will be cov
ered at any time"
They Mean Business.
McDermltt and Bissell mean business, and
they evidently have fight in their eyes. Last
evening tbey met and each deposited 85 as a
forfeit to fight within the 'next two or three
weeks. The conditions of the forfeit are that
the two principals or their representatives
meet at a place, already named, next Saturday
evening at 9 o'clock to sign articles. It was
further agreed that the party failing to be
present at 8 o'clock shall forfeit thetS up, .
IT IS A GO.
A Swimming School on Diamond Street to be
There Is not tho slightest doubt but that
within a very short time the much-talked-of
natatorium swimming, Turkish and private
baths for this city will be open to the public
Fred Goodwyn, who has been hustling around
for months past,has at last got things into such
a shape that the accomplishment of what he
has been working so hard for is an assured fact
He has the refusal of Price's old poolroom on
Diamond street, for a term of ten years from
the owner, and only yesterday he was promised
the financial support of one of the most prom
inent men in town. Plans have already been
prepared, and these piovido for a swimming
bath 70x35 feet, the depth ranging from 3 to 6
feet Swimming teachers, both male and
female, will be engaged, and special care will
be devoted to the encouragement of swimming
among school children. Two afternoons each
week will be set apart for ladies: a swimming
club will bo established: prizes will be offered
for the encouragement of local swimmers, and
as attractions the best of professional swim
mers will be brought on here from time to time
to give exhibitions not only in the art of swim
ming, but in the best methods of life-saving.
The system of private and Turkish baths will
be complete in every particular. A room 50x31
feet will be set apart for gymnastic purposes,
and it is proposed to tender the same to the
police free of charge. There will also be at
tached to the building an elegantly fitted up
barber shop. There cannot be the slightest
doubt that the natatorium will be as much a
boon to the city as it will be a success pecun
iarily to the promoters.
The Championship Schedules.
New York, January 12. President Day and
George Munson, of the St Louis club, had a
short talk aDout the Association schedules yes
terday. Among other things Mr. Day said: "I
don't see how the schedule can be changed.
Both are now made up, and If they were com
pared neither side would care to make any
change" From the way in which Mr. Day
spoke it would seem as though he, as Chairman
of the League Schedule Committee, was not in
clined to make any changes just to benefit the
American Association. The only benefit that
the League would derive from such changes
would be the doing away with some conflicting
dates In Philadelphia.
Secretary WIckofTs Bulletin.
rsrxCIAI. TELEOBAM TO THE DISFATCH.l
Coltotbus, O., January 12. Wheeler Wlkoff,
Secretary of tho American Association, has
issued the following bulletin: Contracts, 1859
With Columbus, Charles Marr; St Joe, Charles
Bradley. W. T. Crowell; Sioux City, Tony
Hellman, T. Brasnan: Minneapolis, E. M.
Heugel; Omaha, W. Andrews, A Donoghue.
Released By Kansas City, James McTamany;
Columbus, Dick Van Zant, Albert Fisher.
Sullivnn Is Favorite.
IDT CABLE TO THE DISPATCn.3
London, January 12. At least one bet has
been made on this side on the contemplated
fight between Sullivan and Kilrain. At a din
ner given by George F. Porter, of Boston, on
Tuesday, one New Yorker offered $1,000 to S750
on Sullivan, In event of the fight coming off,
and the bet was taken by another New York
young man who is very well known.
The Brnddock Blues.
Although the Braddock Blues hare not as
yet organized for next season, following Is the
list of players who will likely compose the nine:
Speer, c: Hemphill, p.; Bennett s.; Cooper.l b.;
Leech, 2 b.; Shields. 3 b.; Sullivan, 1.: McKlm,
r.;Magginis, m. Dalzell and Anderson, who
are away at school, will join tho team on their
A Locnl Foot Race.
George Knight, of Colwell street, and Hock
Steiglitz ran a 150-yard race for S40 yesterday
afternoon on Bluff street Steiglitz was con
ceded five yards start, and won. Knight states
that he wants to hear from Priddy, Niklrk or
any other Pittsburg runner. It may be stated
thatthe surest way to hear from them is to
put up a forfeit
Bllson Asks for Slott.
"Bllson Jack" is still eager to meet Slott in
the frolic arena and concede him considerable
weieht The former states that he will weigh
in at 150 pounds and allow Slott to scale 170 and
fight him within ten days or two weeks. Re-
girdless of the big advantage offered Slott
ilson is anxious for business.
Rochester in Lino Again.
Rochester. N. Y., January 12. The direct
ors of tho Rochester Driving Park Asso
ciation met in their rooms this morning and
decided to repeat this year the Flower City
guarantee stake of $10,000; open to all subscrib
ers. The meeting will probably be August 13,
14, 15 and 10.
Close on February 1.
Memphis, Tens., January 12. In announc
ing the stakes offered by the Memphis Jockey
Club for their spring meeting an error was
made as to the date when entries close. The
time should have been February 1, instead of
the loth, as published.
Mitchell thinks that Kilrain has a "sure
thing" in fighting Sullivan.
It Is stated that the Smith party "stood" to
win 30,000 had George won the Sheffield handi
cap. JackRowe, of Buffalo, says that Hamburg,
Grant, Carroll, Lehane and Welch, reserved
players, will be signed by Buffalo for next sea
son. Milton Young expresses the opinion that
Blessing will be superior to Laura Stone as a
3-year-old, as her development has been more
Already there are 714 entries for the Futur
ity Stakes of 1891. Congressman W. L. Scott
is the largest nominator. He enters 64. Cali
fornia is yet to hear from.
Some self-authoritative Pittsburg corre
spondent has informed Eastern papers for a
certainty that McShannie, Nichols, Maul and
Staley are to be disposed of.
Ranbon, the winner of tho Sheffield Christ
mas handicap, was handicapped to run 115
yards. In his second heat he ran the distance
three yards short of 12 seconds.
There is a racehorse in New Zealand which
is a son of the well known English sire Musket
that rejoices in the trite name of Son of a
Gun. He ran second for the New Zealand
Ward's splendid success in Australia tickles
tho Washington enthusiasts Immensely. It has
likewise set the Boston and Pittsburg npnnin
by the ears, and they now say they have not
given up hopes of getting Ward. N. Y.Herald.
The four runners in the final heat of the
late Sheffield handicap finished in the follow
ing order: J. Ranson. Woodgreen, 79X 80
Pico Walker, Notts, 84K. 12 10s; W. South'
Sheffield, 79?i, 5; J. Wheeler, Notts, 835
2 103. ''
The Western Bookmakers' Association has
decided not to disband, as has been previously
announced, but will continue the organization
and do business as a body on such tracks as
will allow it, and work as individuals on other
Tim Keefe was asked yesterday why he did
notsignacontract He said thathe dldnotneed
any advance money, as he would only spend
it and that he had enough to last him until
spring. Tim does not seem to be in any hurry
to sign. New York Sun.
The Sporting Life holds Manager Mntrie re
sponsible for tho rumor of large salaries re
ceived by several playersJast season. It even
questions Jim's veracity When shown the ar
ticle in question Jim laboriously waded through
the paper to see where it-was published.
The stakes forfoals of 1887 just closed by the
Kentucky Trotting Horse Breeders' Associa
tion. Lexington, Ky., have filled far in excess
of the most sanguine expectations of the offi
cers. The three stakes will aggregate more
than 400 nominations, which come from all sec
tions of the country.
Keefe has rented an office on Fulton street
and will begin business on Monday next Tim
has devised a new baseball, which is an im
provement upon any that has yet been put
upon the market He will begin their manu
facture as soon as proper machinery can be
purchased. New York World.
There is a horse in the town of Sprague
Conn., belonging to Allen Williams, that has
to be put to bed to be shod. Mr. Williams has
to carry a mattress and pillows to the shop
where his horse is shod. The horse is thrown
4-1 n-n?! (QYirl PaI! nn lj-. AtaAMrih . &
uuu uu ueiu wu ma iutt.4.ic-.B uy straps across
the body, and his owner insists on having the
horse's nead bolstered up in a comfortable po
sition with two pillows while the work is heme
There will be no spring games between the
Giants and the Philadelphia Athletics. Harry
Wright has made overtures looking toward a
series of games with the Brooklyn Club. Man
ager Sharsip, of the Athletics, has made such
strenuous objections, however, that it is doubt
ful if the thing can be arranged. Sharslg
claims that the Brooklyns are a great attraction
to Philadelphia and does not want any other
club to sweep in the shekels at bis expense
Mr. William Easton has received instruc
tions from Mr. J. B. Haggln to make all the
necessary arrangements for the sale of the
Rancho del Paso yearlings in the summer.
They will number from 110 to 120 head, and the
sale will take place at Mr. Easton Hunt's Point
establishment As to Ossory and Galore, Mr.
Easton says neither of them has as yet been
shipped from England. He expects, however,
to receive advices In the matter within the
THE MUSIC WOELD.
A Pleasing Piano Recital That
Eewarded Its Projector.
SOME SUGGESTIONS TO STUDENTS.
PittsDurgers Interested in a Yankee Night
ingale lamperti is Training.
ANOTHER NEW ORGAN INAUGURATED
The piano recital given by Miss Neally
Stevens, of Chicago, assisted by Mr. Franz
"Wilczek, -Violinist, at the Pittsbnrg Club
Theater last Thursday evening, attracted an
exceptionally large and cultured audience.
It is pleasant to record that for once
Mr. Joseph H. Gittings lost no money
in his managerial efforts to give our
public an opportunity of hearing the concert-pianist
of the day," One is moved to
surprise, by the way, on noting the com
paratively few musical students who
avail themselves of the occasional visits of
high-class artists to gain that inspiration
and guidance for their own work which
can be had only through hearing
good music well given. The chief
benefit of going to Europe for musical
study lies just in this point; yet the stndeuts
who would jump at the chance of studying in
Germany seem strangely neglectful of similar
opportunities offered them from time to time
at r.ncir own uoors.
IJut to our muttons: Thursday's programme
OrganTocatta and Fnge(D. Mln.) Bach
Transcribed by Carl Tauslg.
Oavotte (B. Mln.) Bach-St Baens
Theme and Variations Mozart-Kullalc
Etnde Nocturne Frelude Chopin
'lies Abends" Schumann
Caprice 'Espapnol Moszkowski
Dedicated to Miss Stevens.
Violin Concerto. Brnch
Alleero Mocierato, Adagio, Allegro Energlco.
First Oavotte Wilson O. Smith
Composed expressly for Miss Stevens.
Album Leaf (d'apres Kirchner).... A. M.Foerster
Dedicated to Miss Stevens.
Staccatelle Constantln Sternberg
Dedicated to Miss Stevens.
Violin Solo-Spanish Dances Sarasate
(a)Playera-',Lento" (6) Zapateado, "Allegro."
l'res du Knlsscau" Rnbensteln
Valse Caprice Kublnsteln
Dance Phrvglenne St. Saens-Sternberg
The programme had "something for every
shoe," and was somewhat unsatisfactory for
its very eclecticism; it seemed purposeless,
kaleidoscopic Miss Stevens' technical re
sources were large, including great even
ness and rapidity in scales, arpeggii, and
trills, excellent command of contrasting tone
effects and a good touch, both legato and
staccato. Her Interpretations were marked by
good taste and Intelligent perception for the
most part token of excellent schooling.
Maybe as she acquires more experience she
will acquire a greater freedom and breadth
of conception and increased certainty and
power in execution. While her playing is upon
tha trna lines of art. she does not seem to
possess that inward, responsive sensibility and
that spontaneity of feeling which char
acterize artists of the first rank. Miss Stevens
did her best work in the Chopin
numbers, in W. G. Smith's musicianly gavotte,
and in the lighter and more delicate selections.
The climaxes both of the Moskowski Caprice
and the Rubinstein waltz found her lacking in
sustained power; both were also slightly marred
by lapses in memory.
Mr. Wilcz'-k displayed a truly artistic tone
in all qualities; one of surprising breadth, too,
for so young a wrist His intonation was per
fect save for a few unaccountable notes in the
adagio of the concerto. Easy and correct bow
ing, rapid and clean passage work and a pure,
fluent cantilenc were among the other points
that demonstrated his already large mastery
over his instrument His harmonics were
strikingly clear and certain in some places,
though often below the standard
of his evident ability in his inter
pretation of the great Bruch concerto
Mr. Wilczek showed a thoughtf nlness and ma
turity not to be expected of his years. The
Barasate pieces, naturally, were given with
more humor and dash, but there is yet
room for growth in the direction of
freedom and fire. All in all,
Mr. Wilczek proved himself to be a rapidly
developing artist of high rank one whom
Pittsburg would be glad to number among her
inhabitants should his final plans (not yet
made) so determine. Mr. Gittings and Miss
Mamie Reuck handled the accompaniments
The $4,000 organ just built for the Point
Breeze Presbyterian Church by the Winching
TCP Lji uirnczr
lv n nil i I l
Offers an Avalanche of Bargains at his
UNLOADING INVENTORY SALE,
All Odds and Ends and Eemnants of Stock;
will x he disposed of at Very Low Prices, to
make room for the gigantic spring stock.
s HALL RACKS,
KEECHS MAMMOTH OUTFITTING
Organ Company, of Salem, O., was inaugurated
on Friday evening by Mr. Clarence Eddy, of
Chicago not by Mr. Dudley Buck, of
Brooklyn, as had been authoritatively
announced again and again for over
two weeks beforehand. Who ever was re
sponsible, whether intentionally or carelessly,
for this deception on press and public, and the
discourtesy to Mr. Eddy it involved, deserves a
scathing rebuke. The programmo which tho
writer regrets be could not bear and cannot
review was as follows:
1. Fantasle, on themes from "Faust'V.
Sir. Clarence Eddy.
2. Expectations Marlnattl
. Alpine Quartet
3. Seventh Concerto deBerlot
Miss Mamie Ueuck.
m fa. Offertoire In D flat op. 8 Salome
(. Lamentation, on. 43 Uullmant
Mr. Clarence Eddy.
S. Eye Hath Not Seen (Holy City) Ganl
Mrs. Adab S. Thomas.
' to. Gj
TheEvenlnz Star" (Tannehauser)
6. i Wagner
Gavotte, from ".Mlgnon" Thomas
air. ciarence .caay.
a. Adagio from the second sonata Buck
ueuicaica to Clarence taay.
Processional march 8. B. Whitney
air. Clarence Jtaay.
2. "On the Sea" ; Buck
3. Violin solo .?. Selected
Miss Mamie Keuck.
4. Answer Bobyn
5. The Storm Fanttsle Lemmens
Sir. Clarence Eddy.
6. "OGod, Have Mercy" (St. Paul)
Mr. Barclay M. Evoraon.
7. Theme, variations and finale Thletle
Mr. Clarence Eddy.
Crotchets and Quaver.
The W'lsh choir is now rehearsing Handel's
oratorio, "Judas Maccabaeus,"; for production
toward the end of the season. Mr. D. J. Davies
is the conductor; Miss Mary Robbins, pianist
Tiik effective singing of the male quintet
behind the scenes in the "Merchant of Venice,"
as given by Booth and Barrett, is an artistic
point well worthy of praise and wide imitation.
Parti cularlt promising preparations are
being made for the dramatic performance of
the cantata of "Esther," under Mr. W. S.
Weeden's direction, at Masonic Hall, Alle
gheny, on the 23d, 24th and 25th inst
SMorgaxza's inmates were treated last
Thursday evening to an enjoyable musical pro
gramme by Mrs. J.' Sharp McDonald, Miss
Abble Adair, the Misses Oxnard, Mr. Thomas
Dickson, the Messrs. Kevin and Messrs. John
and Charles Gernert
Miss Jennie Evans, soprano; Miss Tillie
George, contralto; Mr. William M. Stevenson,
tenor. And Mr. E. H. Dermitt, barytone, with '
Mr. Theodore Horlman. accompanist took:
part in a concert at Odd Fellows' Hall, South
side, last Friday evening.
Mk. John S. Vogel was quietly married on
New Year's Day at St Fhllomena's to Miss
Kate Schnetker, recently from Cologne, Ger
many. The Eastern wedding tour must now
be about ended and an opportunity given for
congratulating the happy Dair over the unher
Albert Niemann, the great German tenor,
is a thrifty soul. He has just got himself
placed on the retired list of the Berlin Royal
Opera, after 22 years of service. By this means
he gets a pension from Berlin on the strength
of his great past, and is free to come over and
coin American dollars out of the same ma-'
Mb. An. M. Foerster'3 latest publication
is a "June Song" for chorus, to words by
Harriet Prescott Spofford. It is a very fluent,
blithesome part-song of average difficulty,
working up to a strong climax at the close. To
some ears the progressions in the last brace of
page 5 will sound a bit bald and crude; but
with this possible exception the song is sure to
prove acceptable to many smaller choral clubs.
Campanini was announced to make his
debut In English opera last Wednesday in Bos
ton, singing in "Carmen" with the Boston
Ideals. Thence he goes with the troupe to
Baltimore, Washington and the South. It is
questionable if Manager Foster's second ven
ture with Italian tenors will prove more suc
cessful than the first Italo's English never
was remarkable; his voice is no longer. At all
events this does not look like tilling up that
lost date at Old City Hall not this season.
The Metropolitan Musical Society, of New
York, gave its first private concert last Thurs
day evening in the big opera house of similar
name, and met with great success. Mr. Will
iam R. Chapman is conductor; the board of
patrons includes a score or more of Gotham's
leading citizens; and among the 200 active
members may be found such names as Mrs.
Anna Louise Cary-Ravmond, Miss Emily
Winant Mrs. Mary G. Hanchett Mrs. Carrie
Hun-King. Mr. C. Judson Bushnell. Mr. Geortre
M. Huss and Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Klo
man the latter pair well remembered in Pitts
burg. PittsbubgkbS who remember Miss Emma
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Mershon's singing at the concerts of Dr.
Palmer's Normal School, in the summer of
1888, will be interested in the following item
now going the rounds of the musical press:
A cablegram from Nice says: A young lady
here from Iowa, Miss Emma Mershon, is cre
ating quite a furor among the Americans win
tering on the Riviera. She is studying singing
with Lamperti, the well-known Italian maestro,
who considers her voice so remarkable that he
is going to bring her out at the opera next
year. Hhe Is going to make her debut at a con
cert here next month and the Americans are
all buying tickets in advance.
MrtHABBY B. Bbockett, now studying
with Lamperti in Dresden, has not yet been
engaged by Carl Rosa for the next London sea
son as reported. The premature statement has
for foundation the fact that Miss Agnes Hunt
ington, late of the Boston Ideal', and who has
recently taken further Instructions from her
old master, Lamperti, is under engagement
with the English impressario. and has offered
her influence to get Mr. Brockett on the same
Say-roll. Mr. Brockett expects to return In
uly. after a few months in London with Ran-
degger or Shakespere. In conjunction with
Mr. w. H. Coombs, his piano teacher, the
Pittsburg tenor is now arranging for a concert
Mb. Eth.ei.bebt Nevin'S recent activities
in Boston are ot Interest to his home-folks just
now. His Trio for piano, violin and 'cello
was produced at Schirmer's a week or so ago
with signal suecess. The Cecilia club is re
hearsing bis part song, "The Night Hatha
Thousand Eves" for its next concert Still an
other edition of Mr. Nevln's charming Sketch
book comes out this mouth an extraordinary
sale. The young composer is about completing
an elaborate Barcarolle for orchestra on Mar
garet Deland's "Sunset on the Allegheny"
an appropriate work, by the way, for Kir. Seidl's
May Festival programme. He Is also at work
on an Easter service for his boy choir at Christ
Church, Quincy.to follow up the success of his
Christmas music given by the same choir.
The Frohsinn Male Singing Society will have
to vacate its cosy old quarters next April and
is now caating about for another location. An
option has been secured on a building on Penn
avenue, near Eleventh street, at one time occu
pied by the Central Turn-Verein. The price
named is $25,000, of which a considerable por
tion Is said to be already in sight The finan
cial question is to be discussed and settled, if
possible, at this afternoon's meeting. If this or
other property be purchased, it is the intention
to remodel the building so as to include rooms
for social uses and a concert hall as well. It
will be a fine thing for Pittsburg's crack male
chorus to secure a thoroughly suitable club
house such, tor example as the Cologne Maen
nergesangverein, the best in Germany.of whose
hospitable quality the writer has vivid recol
lections. Mr. Joiin Edwards, of Homestead, winne
of the recent Eisteddfod prize for sight-reading,
is an adept in the mysteriss of tonic-sol-fa.
He claims to be able to teach any 6-year-old
child, to read music in a single half-hour lesson
and has practiced his method upon several ot
his own children, including a daughter of 7, to
such an extent that they can. It is said, "write
music as it is being played and afterward read
it over without a mistake." There was once a
lad named Johann Chrysostom Wolfgang Ana
dens Mozart, who almost equaled this record;
but his fingers were not nimble enough to
write out even Allccri's slow Miserere while it
was being performed; he had to wait till after
ward to transcribe the closely-kept traditional
chant of the Sistine Chapel. Verilv, the world
advances, witn tomc-soi-ia wen in the lead.
A benefit concert for the sufferers by last
week's catastrophe is suggested, and surely the
spectacle of some two-score homes whose
breadwinners are dead or disabled appeals
strongly for the active sympathy of the com
munity. If any one takes the matter up in
earnest, there will be no backwardness on the
part of the music-makers and the press in re
sponding to the call. That was thoroughly
proven oy the well-remembered Charleston
Relief Concert The difficulty in all such en
terprises is to get the public interested enough
to make the process worth all the time nnd
effort involved. The situation is correctlvdiag
nosed in the prompt offer of Director J. P. Mc
Collum: "If any one will furnish the house, tho
Mozart Club will furnish the music" He did
not mean the "hall." as reported, but the aud
ience quite a different matter. No doubt
many other musical clubs, and individuals
would fall in line with the Mozarts, just as soon
as some one undertakes, with reasonable basis
for success, to manage the concert and sell
enough tickets to make it worth while. Here
is the emergency; hero, step forth I
The general rehearsals of the Festival
Chorus, under Mr. Carl Retter's direction, will
henceforth be held each Thursday evening in
the First M. P. Church, Fifth avenue, near
Smithfield street The College Hall, on
Eighth street which has been outgrown by the
full chorus, will still serve for part rehearsals;
for ladies on Monday evenings, for gentlemen
on Friday evenings. A. mass meeting is to bo
held next Tuesday evening in Old City Hall to
devise ways and means for carrying on the Ex
everything needed or
are within the reach of j
position building a matter in which the mu
sical public have an especial interest since the
greatest musical event yet projected in this
city is so dependent upon the prompt comple
tion of the superb structure now well under
way. The festival might be given elsewhere,
but with dubious success, and with certainty
of abandoning the proposed popular prices
and again restricting to the few what should ba
in reach of all. As it now stands a failure to
complete the building in time for the festival
would spread the city's lack of enterprise and
public spirit much farther than if naught but
a local exposition depended upon it The eyes
of musical America will be directed to the
Point; let our musicians do all they can to
make the sight a creditable one to our great
The piano and song recitals to be given at
the Pittsburg Club Theater on Tuesday and
Thursday evenings by Mr.Ethelbert Nevin.
now of Boston, and Mme. Helene Malgille. of
New York, are tho leading events of the week.
The choice programmes read as follows:
Kafl -a. Fantasle aud Fugue. I -. i.- nT, n
6. Glgueand Variations I ftom Sult8 0o' "
Donlzettl-Di qual soavl (II folluto).
Schnmann-At Even (Des Abends).
Brahms Variations i ri Nn.
Verdi-Bolero (Sicilian Vespers).
X,lszt a. Llebestraeame.
So.2. Gestorben war Ich.
No. 3. O lleb, o lleb so lang du llehea"
ft. Isolden'sLtebestodt (Wagner).
jiisnop iiu utv ii9cuune.
IJrassln Fire Charm (Wagner).
Mr. Fred G. Toerge and Mr. Charles I. Cooper,
Zllcher Two serenades for piano, violin and
Hojslni Una Voce poco fa (fl Barblere.)
.Nevln-a. Valse Khspsodle, from Sketch-book.
0. Ka Song, from Barcarolle.
Mendelssohn On Wings of Song.
Meyer-Helmnnd Mother Dear.
Buck Come Where the Lindens Bloom.
Chopin Fourth Ballade.
Kublnsteln The Dew It Sparkles,
Carter The Stream (MSS.)
.Nevln O, That We Two were Maying.
Schubert Thine is My Heart
2'evln Trio for pianoforte, violin and violon
cello, op. 4.
a. Allego Vivace. 12-8.
b. Andante Moderato. 3-4.
c. Intermezzo, in dance form. 6-8.
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