Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, February 24, 1889, Page 6, Image 6
THE PITTSBUKG- - DISPATCH, SUNDAY, I'EBRTTARY 24, 1889. A REVIEWOFSPOIITS OpinionBcgardingftewPliases of the Decker Case. EEMAEKS ON THE LEAGUE. It is Much Like an Old-Fashioned Trades Union. GOSSIP ABOUT THE LOCAL CLUB. Comment Concerning Dempsey, Eilraln, McCaffrey and Others GEJTEEAL SPOETING KKTVS OP THE DAT There has been nothing during the week more interesting to a large number of people than the new ieatures ot the Decker case. If indications are anything like a safe guide it vould seem safe to say that there will be highly interesting phasesot thecase in ques tion before it ends. When Mr. Decker com menced his suit probably he nor anybody else thought that the great question would be: What is the League? On a matter of principle Mr. Decker wanted his money, that is, that part of his salary for which he contracted with the League; beg pardon, with President If. E. Young, and which part is yet unpaid. To get that money was the great object of Mr. Decker and his attor ney, Mr. Watson. Jfow, however, matters have taken a surprising turn. The great desideratum is not so much to get the un paid salary as it is to find out what or who is the National Baseball League. Importnnt to tLc Brotherhood. Probably no question could lie raised of more importance to the Plai ers' Brotherhood than that of what is the League. Recently there lias been a growing desii e among the players to rebel against certain conditions which were considered illegal. Time and turn again the Brotherhood has intimated its readiness to help toiemeiiya few existing inequalities, but so far no attempt has been made. Heretofore the identity or the apparent non-identity of the League has alwajs been the dJEcnlty which lias scared plaers from tackling the League in court. It is, therefore, easy to ee that no case could be introduced which is of mnre-Tital im portance to ball players and also to baseball patrons than the case in question. It is a pity that John M. Ward, President of the Players' Brotherhood, is not in the country at present. Had be been here he might hare been useful to a great extent in assisting to have the very knotty question solved. A Fen- Word About the Leo cue. Far be it from me to try and explain at this junctnre what the League is. I suppose we'll have to await legai developments, but there are one or two features of the question which can be dealt with here. Common sense would certainly prompt us to expect that whatever the law defines the National League to be there must be responsibility somewhere. It cannot be that an orga-'ization like the Na tions Baseball League exists in this country entirely irrespons.ble for its acts simply be cause in a legal s-ense it is not tangible. Any organization or institution of this kind will not be tolerated nowadays, and the question simply resolves itself to this: If the League cannot be defined for legal purposes it ought to be. This is onlv fair to the players and the puolic. It does seem singular that President Young, in the name of what is called the National Base bail League, should make contracts with peo ple and the latter be unable to find the re sponsible person should the League's part of the contract not be fulfilled. Like nn Old-Foshioned Trades Union. In my way of thinking the League resembles one of the old-fashioned trades unions. These organizations had laws or understandings among themselves. They would agree one with another to carry out certain rules or require ments. Those who broke faith could in many cases not be made responsible to law, but the unions could blacklist them; that is. to a very great extent deprive them of their work. Of course this deprivation had to be skillfully managed. It could be done as follows: A man blacklisted by the unions would secure work at a union concern but the Vorkmen there would refuse to work if he was continued on the premises. There is no law to make a man work where be does not deVre, and sooner than have trouble the employers would wash their hands of the non-union men. The Rational Baseball League is idenditical to the union above quoted. Those who compose it, whatever it may be, have an understanding one v.th another that such and Buch rules and reg ulations will be carried out. Whoever violates these rules will be blacklisted, be he player or anybody else. The blacklist simply means that those who remain in harmony with the League and its rules refuse to work, that is play, with the blacklisted man or men. Certainly there is no civil law to force one club to play with an other, or compel one man to play with or against another. This, then, is just how tbe League stands to-day. Its officials admit that many things connected with it which would not stand the test of law. but it is only fair to add that if it was carried on in strict ac cordance with civil law it would not be the League. However, it is to be hoped that before long we will learn definitely what the League is, both for legal and practical purposes. About the Home Players. Manager Phillips is more hopeful than ever about the prospects of tbe home club. It has not yet been definitely decided how the nine will be made up. This means that there is still some hope of White or Rowe coming here. It is reasonable to expect that both of these players cannot remain with the Buffalo club doing nothing. That club cannot keep them both, and I don't suppose that either Rowe or White desire to live for a season on their savings. At any rate I was told yester day that White may be here after all. This suggests another question. Will White do us any good? I am one of those who hold the opinion that notwithstanding the many excellent-qualities of Jim White he would not be an improvement here. There are hundreds of people who very wisely argue that Kuehne would, takinsr cvervthine into consideration. be better than White. It would seem ridic ulous to place the latter on first instead of lteckley. Let well enough alone, is an old re mark worthy of notice. It seems now a settled fact that Hani on will be with us. He has stated definitely that be will play here unless there is a serious hitch in the salary question. There is no fear of this. A Significant Change. The fact that the American Association has decided to hold its schedule meeting on the same day that tbe League meets would seem to be more significant than at first sight appears. In oneense I take it to mean that there is a strong desire between the two bodies to have tbe graded sUary qnestion fixed up and agreed upon as soon as possible. Although one body meets at Columbus and tbe other at Washing ton, one meeting can easily be informed as to the action of the other. At any rate, it is to be hoped that both organizations will arrive at a. common understanding regarding the salary question. Those Hlih-Triced Trotters. The week has been remarkable for the sale of high-priced trotters. Tbe fact that the young ster Bell Boy brought S5L000 at a public sale was enough to take one's breath away. A few years ago it would have been thought stupid on tbe part of anybody to talk about paying or re ceiving Jol.000 for a young trotting horse. Doubtless tbe high price paid for Bell Boy, lor Blue Grass Hambletonian and Edgemark,go to Ebow that trotters are more popular in America to-day. than they ever were. Among the Pacifists. There has been little doing among tbe men of fistic fame during the week. The affair be tween McAullffe and Myer has dropped into insignificance and is now only talked about as a burlesque, fake and hippodrome. There has been renewed talk between Dempsey, McCaf frey and Kilrain. The first named has restated his willingness to face McCaffrey to a finish, but both men are awaiting the reply of the California Athletic Club relative to the amount of mouey it will offer. As stated in this paper but Monday McCaffrey is nuking preparations to leave pugilism and boxing permanently. In this he is, doubtlessly, taking a wise step, be cause there is not much in it now in America, nor will there be for some time to come. Dom lniek, however, is anxions to meet Dempsey in a contest to a finish. I met Ed. Bradford the other day. He has just returned from a long visit to McCaffrey. Bradford tells me that Domintck neer looked better than now, and that he is:really in earnest about wanting a meeting with Dempsey. Kilrain has also come to the front during tbe week. He declares to tbe world that Jem Smith, the Englishman, has acted meanly toward him, and as a result Kilrain is anxious to fight Smith for love or money. Whether or not this statement was de signed as a means of trying to give the public to understand that there is some strong feeling between these two worthies I know not. I do know, however, that no matter when Smith and Kilrain meet again, there wiU be hundreds of people .who will" have little faith In tnem. They met before. Something About tbe Scullers. It seems that the English are not yet in pros pect of getting another first-class sculler. Some time ago when Bubear blighted all the hopes centered in Charley Carr many aquatic patrons in the North of England thougLt they had a world beater in George Norvell. The latter, if lam rightly informed, in a private trial simply 'lost"Carr off. Norvell also beat Bubear In abalf mile race,and there were some indications that another first-class man was coming to tbe front. Bubear has. however, also settled the ambitions of Mr. Norvell by giving him 10 seconds start and a beating in a tbrce-mle race. This would seem to say that Americans need not expect Norvell here in pursuit of international chamnionship honors. Teemer has resolved to take part in the Sioux City regatta next July. This means that be Is not going to Australia dunng this summer at least. If be does not go before next fall it might be advisable for him to wait and see what O'Connor docs. All that is needed is to find out what is the standard of the Australian first-class row ers. Either O'Connor or Teemer would be excellent trial horses for this. If O'Connor cannot defeat all the best scullers in Australia itwould be useless for Teemer to go .here. I met the latter on Friday, and he was looking the picture of health and vigor. He has not definitely made up his mind as to what he'll do this year. Remarks About tbe Fool Rill. The poolselling amendment bill seems to move slowly along in tbe House at Harrisburg. When it was first introduced wo all thought it so harmless that e expected it to "fly" through the House. However, it seems tobe somewhat "in the soup," at least ft has for a time disap peared. I had a long conversation with Rep resentative Lemon on the matter the other day. Mr. Lemon told me that the sense of the House has been quietly taken on the measure, and that there is a good majoritv in favor of it, besides this tbe "speakers" of the oppo sition nave agreeu iu pruvniiu nu uisuusaiuii regarding it and why it is still kept in the back ground nobody seems to know. There is an opinion to Uie eficct that the country members will try and kill it. It it quite easy to see. bow ever, that if the country reprei-entatives were to do this they would simply be injuring the prospects of their own localities. Were the bill killed to-moi row there would still be bet ting at the races: but of such a clandestine kind as to make it dis'ioncst. As a result the races of tbe various fairs would be devoid tbe enthusiasm and attendance that they otherwise ould hare had. On the other hand, if the bill becomes law, whatever betting there may be will be regulated and beyond all doubt tbe various districts where the races are held will be given part of the profit of the poolselliug. It ought not to be forgotten that the proposed bill does not com pel associations to sell pools against their will, whatever association does not wantpoolselllng need not have it, but to allow It means better morality and greater financial profit to tbe dis tricts. The SIx-Dny Pedestrians. It is some time since there was such a boom in the six-day pedestrian contents as there is now. Lately they have been numerous and as far as I ban learn they have been profitable. Artistically speaking I never saw much to ad mire in a six-day plod on the tanbark; there is, however, excitement enough in a race of this kind to keep one's hair on end for a week. There is always smethiug to admire in tbe pluck, say of Llttlewood and also Pete Golden when he nu here. There is a race going on now at 'Frisco, but who the winner will be is hard to Eredict. Moore, if he keeps all right, ought to e near first place at the finish. In the second week of April a 112-bnur race will begin here in the Grand Central Rink. Something like 40 entries are expected, including all the promi nent pedestrians in the country. The race in many resoects will be a novelty here and is almost sure to be a great success. Prikgle. A rROJIIMNCJ LOT. A Large Batch ol Great Yearlings Fpr Sale. A gentleman who has recently returned from Kentucky, has called at our office. Speaking about horse lore in Kentucky generally, and tbe yearlings more particularly, which will be offered for sale in New York this summer, he said: "There are a number of good ones at all the principal breeding establishments, but you ought to see Swigert's, of the Elmendorf. I tell 3 on they are a wonderful lot You know, of course, that there are several of the finest bred ones in tbe world to be found ttiere, and 1 noticed that both yon and others of the leading ing papers have written about them. Still, 1 say. they really did astonish me. They are a truly grand lot. The brother to Firenzi is as like Haggin's mare as anything you can well imagine. Tbe same make and shape, the same varmint look about bim; in fact, as like as two peas in a pod, of course with the diflerence in age taken into consideration. Dry Monopole's brother, too, is Dry Monopole over again, ex cept, perhaps, that be looks like making a big ger animal than bis brother. Lonisette's broth er, tbe brother to Los Angeles and half-brother to Tremont, are all colts which will create a sensation. In fact, I never saw so many really first-class youngsters collected together. It is not only that tbe Glenoids are sucn a grand set, but tbe get of RoUierhill and Bersan, his other two stallions, are first class. You never saw better, cleaner shoulders than the young Roth crhills have on them, and tbe young Bersans, too, are finished from head to foot. They are particularly good-lookers, and resemble their sire about the make of their hind legs more nearly than any I can call to mind." Sports man. A SIGNIFICANT WITHDRAWAL. The Athletic Union Washes Its Hands of the National. New York, February -X Thelnter-Collegl-ate Athletic Association, in annual session to day, withdrew from tbe National Amateur As sociation of American Athletes. The resolu tion of withdrawal is as follows: Besolvcd, That the lntcr-Colleelate Athletic Association of tbe United States hereby withdraws from tne Rational Amateur Association or Ameri can Athletes, and for the future remain an inde pendent association, governed entirely by its own constitution and laws of athletics. This is passed for tbe sole purpose of placing the Inter-Collegiate Athletic Association in an independent position and not to be construed as either an approval or disapproval of the principles of any other associa tions, and that any colleges holding games under auv other rules are to be be expelled from the In-tcf-Colleglate Athletic Association, with the ex ception of the ew England Association and simi lar associations, which will be exempted from this rule until after their next convention. Delegates say there was no opposition to the resolutions. The action is looked upon as a victory for the Amateur Athletic Union, which is waging war against the N. A. A. A. A. Tho Berkeley -Oval cup was offered the Asso ciation to replace tbe Mott Haven cup,-the shields on -which have been exhausted. Tbe Berkeley Athletic Association will be notified that its gift will be accepted if the name be changed to the Inter-Collegiate cup. The fol lowing officers were elected: President, J. M. Hallowell, Harvard; Vice President, J. V. Cul len, Lebigb: Secretary, J. W. Ponder, Swartb tnore; Treasurer, F. P. Snodgrass, Lafayette; Executive Committee, H. M. Banks, Columbia; L. Doiemus, College of tbe City of New York; Thomas F. Bayard, Jr.,Yale; J. D. Dennegree, Princeton. rniLADELPIIIA IN LINE. Tbe Ball Flayers to Have a Great Time in , the Old City. rsrECML TELEGRAM TO THE DI6FATCH.1 rniLADELriHA, February 23. The Spald ing base ball tourists will be tendered a crand reception and banquet by tbe Sport ing Life upon their arrival in Philadel phia. Many national and local dignitaries, the prominent journalists and all the sporting press writers of the country, all the club offi cials of the League and Association, tbe um pires, many of the more prominent minor league officials, and all tbe leading baseball lights of the United States and Canada will be invited to meet tbe conquering heroes on this occasion. The banquet will be given in the Union League Hall, whose banquet hall is tbe most available for the large number of guests who wiU be invited. Wants a Florida Team. Mr. T. F. Wilson, or Leechburg, was In the city yesterday looking for good ball players. He la organizing a team to take to join the Florida League. He tried to engage Elmer Cleveland yesterday, but Elmer wanted $250 per month and his expenses. This was too much for Mr. Wilson. The latter is now nego tiating with Pitcher England and Catcher Hemphill. BASEBALL IN THE HOLT CITY. Tbe American Teams Flnv Their Best Game Since Leaving America An Exciting Contest Large Crowd . Present Flor encs the Next Standi tBT CABLE TO THE BISrATCH.I Roue, February 23. Copyright. Rome saw her first professional game of baseball to day. It was a good game, too, for tho boys, re membering that they were, treading historic ground, Tlid their prettiest, and the result was one of the best contests we have had since we left America. Five thousand people witnessed the game, and they presented a picturesaue appearance. The diamond was placed in an elliptical plot in the center of the Plaza dl Sienna, in the Villa Borghese. The inclosure was about the size of an American ballfield, and was surrounded by a magnificent park, which has been the scene of many a mediaeval tourney. It is now very seldom used, except for important occasions like the present one. The last time it was used was the occasion of the visit of the young German Emperor. The remains of tho old amphitheater, once occupied by the lords and ladies of feudal times, are still in fair preservation, and to-day, on the crumbling stones, thef appeared a good representation of the literary and artistic popu lation of Rome. There were also young priests and pupils of the American, English, French, German, Scotch and Irish propagandist school, in their several habits, ranging in color from sober black to glaring scarlet. Among tbe fashionable people present were Duchess Collere, Signora Crispl and daughter. Prince Borghese's family, Prince Torlonia, Count Ferrara, Count Giannotta, and others of the King's staff. His majesty, King Hum bert, was not present, being detained bylllness. The Queen and the Prince of Naples drove by during the game, and paused to observe it. On the way to the playing grounds the clubs, and the other touAsts drove to the Coliseum, where tbo party was photographed. The plav ers were in costume. The costumes proved very attractive to the Romans, especially the small boy Roman, and they viewed them with wonder. When the players arrived on the ground they were received with three cheers by the students of the American College, who were encouraged by the smiles of Bishop Mc Quaid, who was with them. The ground was somewhat wet, but the game was admirably played throughout. All the Roman newspapers were represented on the field, the Heforma by Editor Carlo Paladina, who visited America some time ago an the in terest of the Italian Government, and came back here a frantic admirer of all things Ameri can. Tho score of the game by innings was: Chicago. 0 2 0 0 0 0 10 03 AU-American. 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-2 Tener and Daley were tbe batteries for the Chicagos, Crane and Earle for the Ail-Americans. The fielding on each side was particu larly brilliant. The classification of playeis into grades ha3 unfriends in tbe party. Ward says experi ments have been overdone. Hanlon says it is not feasible. Anson says it is unjust if it was feasible, and Wood that it won't work, and ought not to. Spalding says be doesn't ap prove of all the sentiments ot the players on subject. We leave for Florence on Monday. CLARA It A WINNER. Tho Woods Ran Belle Captures tbe Pe destrian Prize. The six-day female pedestrian contest at the London Theater finished a little before 12 o'clock last night. It was a great success in every respect, that is as far as honest endeav ors to win were concerned and tbe attendance and order in the building. Clara Bell, the Woods' Run representative, won. and she won on her merits. She is undoubtedly an excellent female pedestrian and as snch is probably ca pable of holding her own -among the best of talent. Sbe has speed, style and courage. The great struggle has been between Miss Zelletta and Mrs. Robson for second place. These twocon test ants have had a hard fight of it and both were tboroughly exhausted last night. They struggled on, however, and tbe score shows bow they finished. Mrs. Rnbson's feet were in a sad condition. One great&nd satisfactory feature of tbe contest has been tbe remarkable good order maintained alUhrough. Although policemen were in attendance, they hadn't a thing to do bnt enjoy themselves in looking at the contest. Not even a loud word was spoken during the three days and, doubt less, this contributed largelv to the good and respectable attendance. Following was the final score: Miles. Laps. 1. Miss Jennie Ranson 70 28 . Miss Apple Harvey 95 17 3. MlssLalu Zeletta 121 0 4. Miss Alice liobson Ill 3 5. Miss Clara Bell 131 7 6. Miss Mamie Wood. 100 2 t MORE LEAGUE TROUBLES. 1 Jack Glasscock Reefers His Troubles to a Lawyer. Mr. Smith, of the Wheeling club, had a long conversation with Manager Phillips yesterday about Glasscock's case. Mr. Smith stated that Glasscock bad placed his case in charge of Mr. Blackhurst, attorney for the Players' Brother hood. Glasscock, of course, .claims that ac cording to the Brotherhood contract a player cannot play for less this year than he did last year. The Indianapolis club, as stated yester day in this paper, offers Glasscock S2,o00, being $500 less than last season. Mr. Smith and Mr. Glasscock claim that this is contrary to con tracted agreements. During the conversation Mr. Phillips, how ever, very aptly pointed out a weak spot in Glasscock's case. Last year tbe latter signed to plavfor the League at $2,000, and there was a personal understanding for an extra SL000. This condition may mean that Glasscock is still the same player that be ever was, hut that personal considerations may be more estranged than heretofore. Indeed, the Indianapolis club evidently thinks that be is a better man as a "player" because the club offers S2.500, being an increase of 500 on his salary last year really as a player. Certainly Glasscock won't see it this way, but the matter only sbows bow many things lawyers and baseball magnates will have to deal with under new and restrictive arrangements. ABOUT THE DUQUESNES. Manager SweencvMakes a Statement About His Clnb. Mr. J. J. Sweeney, manager of the Dnquesne Baseball Club, of tbe Allegheny County League, called at this office last evening and made the following statement: "I see that reports have been circulated to the effect that our club may drop out of the league before the season ends. Of course people who say this must, as I understand, be estimated as our friends. Well, allow me to sav that the Duqnesnes have all the financial backing required to carry a club through the season. We finished last season all right despite the unkind words said about us. We had difficulties then which wo don't expect to have this season. However, we promise to have a team from the start to the finish this year, and it may be that some of friends will know it before the season ends." New Orleans Races. New Oeleaits, February 23. The weather to-day was beautiful, and there was a large at tendance at the races. The track was heavy. Following is a summary of the events: First race, half mile-Indiana, Mary T, Maid ot Orleans, Lizzie Scclt. Breakdown, Cleo Martin. Mary T won in S!i seconds. Maid of Orleans sec ond, Indiana third. Second race, fonr and one-half fUrlongs-Lulu May, MacAuley, Latnont, Wild Boy, Kensington, Florine, Benton. Lulu May won in 1:02J. La mont second, WHd Hoy third. Third race, three-cljrhths or a mile Mollle Hardy, Ked Leaf, Kollln Hawler, Electrlcltv, Little Em, Llda L. Mollle Hardy won In 1:11, Llda L second, Kollln Hawley third. Fourth race, six and one-balf furlongs McMnr try, Henry Hardy, Frobus, Mirth, Silleck. Mirth won in 1:31, Sllleck second, McMurtry third. Don't Want Any Show. Al Pratt received a letter from J. W. Spald ing yesterday giving advice to the effect that the homecoming "ball players better have no real "great" banquet or display after they arrive in this country. Mr. Spalding, on tbe advice of President Al Spalding, intimates that after the boys get away from New York, tbey will need as much rest as possible. This injunction, however, is not meant to prevent any private, or more correctly speaking, quiet reception that may be arranged. Of course, lots of people will want to meet the boys, and arrangements will be made for friends to meet them. Twns Too Cold. Lexingtox, February 23. The combination sale of trotters, which continued here to-day, was marked by cold weather and slim attend ance, and resulted in tbe disposal of 56 horses for 9,725. Messenger Chief; stallion; Rex Messenger, was the highest priced animal sold, his purchaser, Mr. Gentry, of Sedalia, Mo., paying SS30 for him. Ho was the only animal that sold for $500 or over. A KEAL LIVELY SPOKT - Description of the Ancient and Ener getic Game of Golf, as it is PLAYED ON THE SCOTlISH LINKS. A Large Number of Implements Necessary to its Pursuit. THE GAME TO BE INTEODUCED BEBE Taking an example from the energetic work that has been done by the advocates of hurling, several Scotch sportsmen in this vicinity have undertaken to introduce this national game ot Golf to America. It is not, as hurling is, a characteristic game of one country or locality only, but it is nev ertheless a game that is played only by people accustomed to Scottish sports and Scottish scenes. All who have read the marvelous stories of Robert Louis Steven son have become familiar with the word "links." This term signifies a plot of ground that corresponds in general char acter" to the English downs. To put Flayer and Assistant it more 'concisely, downs means links, and either word means a field of uneven level, overgrown with grass, whose extent is so considerable that one may stand in the middle of it and see in the distance either the sky meeting the earth at the horizon, or the distant blue of ht'ls that are many miles away. It is upon tbe link of Scotland andjtho downs of England that golf is played. Golf requires a field of the most extensive dimensions. It is one of the most ancient games known in the catalogue of sports. It was certainly in vogue under the present rules in the tim.es of James L, of England, and it is credibly reported that Charles I. was playing it on Leith Links when he heard df tbe rebellion in Ireland. REQUIRES SKILL. Up to this time golf has made no advance whatever in the United States. It is occa sionally played in Canada, although even there it has not assumed the importance of a regular department of sports. It is a game that de mauds at once the utmost physical 'develop ment upon the part of the player as well as a consi ''.Table amount of skill; and it arouses the interest only of those who go into sports for the love of action. It is far from being a "dude" cranio. No man should attvmnt to mav golf who has not good legs to run with and good arms to throw with, as well as a modicum of brain power to direct his play. Given a strong pair of lungs, firm muscles upon the legs, and a healthy desire to emulate others in physical exercise, a man may become a golf player. Without these he had better stay out of the sport, for no man -who cannot Walling for the Word. run several miles without stopping can make any kind. of a respectable appearance in tbe game. Appealing as it does to those who are most truly athletes, and involving as it does considerable skill. It , should attract tbe best element among sporting men, and equally with hurling it should have a chance of becoming one of the recognized American games. In addition to the fact that it ap peals to men of athletic development, it is also, by the nature of tbe game itself, a most aristocratic exercise; for no man can plav at golf wbo bas not a servant at command tb assist him. It is probable that no sport exists in the world to-day, or ever did exist, in which tbe services of a paid assistant are so essential as in this national came of Scotland. The truth Is that the servant is as essential to the success of tbe game as the player himself. Perhaps the. best description of the game, which would certainly be unique in a republic, may be given in tbe words of one of the most expert players in this vicinity, Mr. Alexander D. Mac Farlane. Mr. Mac Farlane bas played tbe game many times in his native country and is most ambitious to see it Introduced among tbe vital athletic sports here. Speaking of it to the writer, he said: - HOW GOLF IS PLAYEr "To play golf properly we need a very large expanse of uncultivated soil, which is not too much broken up by hills. A few knolls and cullcys more or Ies3 really assists to make the game interesting. In Scotland it is played gen erally upon the East coast where the linka are most extensive. Having selected the field, tbe thing necessary is to diga small bole perhaps one foot or two feet deep and about four inches In diameter. Beginning with this hole a circle is devised that includes substantially the whole of tho links. About once in 500 yards of this circle a hole is dug corresponding to the one I hare just described. If the grounds selected cannot include so large a circle as this the boles may be put at as short a distance as 100 yards from each other: but the best game is played when the field is large, enough to include boles at a uis- 1 isQd When the Spoon is Handy. tance of 500 yards apart. The design is to make as large a circle as possible with boles at about the same distance apart. The game then may be played by two or four persons. If by four, two of tbem must be on the same side. Inasmuch as the -partnership game is plaved upon substantially the same rules as when two are contestants, I will confine myself to de scribing the game of individual Dlajers. There are ll implements of tbe game, the most important of which is the ball. This Is made of gutta percha and is painted white. It weighs about two ounces and is just small enough to fit comfortably into the holes in tbe ground. Still it should not be so large that It cannot be taken out with ease. The other ten implements are tbe tools of the players. Their names are as follows: Tbe playing club, long spoon, mid spoon, short spoon, baffing spoon, driving putter, putter, sand iron, cleek and track iron. Each of these is about four feet long, tbe entire length of which, in general, consists of a wooden handle. The head is " TS- spliced on and may be either metal or wood. The handle, as a rule, is made of hickory, covered with leather. The leather covering is devised so that the player may secure A firm OEir. Most of tbe heads are of iron, though they may be of wood if the player so desires. They are of various shapes as may be inferred from the names of the implements. The spoon, for instance, is a rough approximation to what we generally understand as a spoon and is de signed to lift tbe ball out Of boles or sinks in the ground. The club, of course, is simply an instrument with which to bat the ball. The same practically applies to the driving putter. All these implements of the game are designed to lit into the various situations in which the Playing Well Together. player mav find himself. This will appear later on as I describe the process of plav. "Al the beginning of play each player places bis ball at the edge of a hole, which has been designated as.a starting point. When the word has been given to start he bats his ball as ac curately as possible toward the nexthnle,wliich mav be. as 1 have said, either 100 or 500 yards distant. As soon as it is started in the air be runs forward in the direction .which the ball has taken, and his servant, who is called-a "caddv," runs after him with all the other nine tools In his arms. If the plaver Is expert or lucky, he bats his ball so that It falls within a few feet or inches even ot the next bole in the circle. His purpose is to put tbe ball in that next hole, spoon it out and drive it for ward to the next further one before his opponent can accomplish the same end. The province of the "caddy" in the game is to follow his master as close as possible, gen erally at a dead run, and be ready to hand him which ever implement of the gamo the mater calls for, as the play may demand. For instance, the ball may fall in such a way that it is lodged an inch or two above tho ground, having fallen in thick grass. The player, rushing up to it, would naturally call upon ,hi3 "caddy" for a buffing spoon, and, having received it from the hands of his servant, he would bat the ball with the spoon in the direction of the next hole. We must understand that an inviolable rule of the game is that no player shall touch the ball from one limit of the circle to tbe other with bis hands. All play must be done with the tools. PLENTY OF EXERCISE. "You can see that in this the caddy really gets about as much exercise out of tbe sport as his master; and ho must be so familiar tilth tbe .noli of the game that be can hand out tbe richt implement at any moment when it is called for. If a player has succeeded in throw ing or pushing his ball into a hole, his opponent Scoring at a Hole. must wait until he has succeeded in spooning it out before he begins to play. Obedience to this rule obviates any dispute as to the order in which a man's points are to be made. For, if I have my ball in a hole and my opponent has his within an inch or two of it, be must wait before he plays until I have gotten my ball clear of it and thrown it toward tbe next hole. Fol lowing this general plan tbe players go entirely about the circle, and as you may 'see, in a large field, it mar involve a run of several miles. If 1 should throw my ball beyond tho hole at which I must next enter, I am obliged to knock it back until it shall enterthe desired place and be carefully spooned out again. While I am doing this, my opponent may, by a lucky play, get his ball within tbe proper limit and thus gain siune distanco upon me. "Now, from this you i ould infer that tbe aim of this sport would bo to complete tbe cir cle as quickly as possible. This does not al ways follow. There are no codified rules ac cording to which the game is played. Asa general custom the players make tho entire cir cuit of the, circle, and tbe one who gets his ball in tbe bole, at which they began first, wins the game. Neverthele-s, it is sometimes agreed that tbe game shall be won by bim who makes the largest number of holes within a given number of minutes, say 20 or 30. PLAYING PARTNERS. In either case the principle of the game re mains tbe same, and if partners are playing it simply means tbat if A strikes a ball, and B is his partner, B must run forward and make the next play, and A must run after him and make tbe next, and so on, while D and (J, who are on the other side, aro doing the same thing. In the partnership gamo there is actually mere exercise to the players than in tbe single game, and tbe servants or "caddies" are equally busy. "Do spectators usually congregate to view the gamo of golf?" "Yes, in small numbers: but as a rule they stand far off, for tho nature of .the implements employed is such tbat a ball may he driven in a very contrary direction to that which tbe player wishes, and therefore may fall among the spectators and cause temporary discomfort. Moreover,- it would require considerable ac tivity upon the part of the spectators to watch the play in golf, for they would have to run around and see how every hole was pained from one end ot the game to the other. I have seen as many as 30 spectators at one game, but seldom more: and a good game is frequently plaved without any at all. "The principal qualifications for the game are steady nerve and eye and good judgment of force, with an added ability to avoid knolls and sand pits, which in the technical terms of the Scotch game are called 'hazards.' 'It is not a came which would induce men of elegant leisure to compete in, but those wbo have strong wind and good muscle may find in it a splendid exercise for their abilities and plenty of chance to emulate each other in skill and physical endurance." Ewlna Defends Wnrd. Buck Ewing was among the spectators at tho local billiard handicap yesterday, and there came in contact with the writer. He said: "I see that old Boston story about Welch, O'Kourke, Kcefe and myself being on bad terms with Johnnie Ward is going the rounds again. There Is nothing in it, and I wish tho Unoulrer -nonli give it an emphatic denial. Johnnie Ward and myself have alwaj s been on the best of terms, and I know that Welch and O'Kourke feel kindly to him. Tho only Sossible truth in tbe story relates to Tim leefe. There is a coldness between tbe great pitcher and the short-stop, and it is due to fam ily complications." "Is it true that you condemn Mutrie fqr ar rancing a series with Brooklyn?" was asked. "No. indeed," replied Buck. "I think it is just the thine. The series will not be a test of tbe relative merits of the teams, however, be cause tbe games will be played so early tbat neither team will be In tbe best condition. I only hope he will arrange with the Athletics, Baltimores and all the strong teams he can get, as it will give us good practice. There is noth ing in playinga lot of weak teams, as they are easily defeated, and the team will be as bad off for practice as if it bad not played at all." Buck will go East abont the 10th of next month. Cincinnati Enquirer. Jennings is In Earnest. There seems to be some conflicting opinions regarding the alleged knockout of Jack Jen nings at Braddock last night by an unknown colored man. Jennings is classed as being near the first class, and it is claimed that he met the unknown when he (Jennings) was almost totally incapable of standing on bis legs. At any rate Jennings called at this office last even ing and left the following business-like offer: -l will fight the unknown colored man, whom it Is claimed knocked me out in two rounds, for from SI to 81,1)00. Tbisls no bluff, because I will meet bim or his friends at Tom Kllburn's. Homestead, on Monday between the hours of 12 and 3p.m. I am prepared to fight the man under P-R. or Queensbury rules, a limited number of rounds or to a finish. I am anxious to show that I am his superior as a boxer and as a fighter." Suggests n Ble Sweepstake. It may be that almost all the leading pro fessional rowers of America and Australia will meet in England this year. The indications are that none, except probably O'Connor, will go from this continent to Australia this year, and Hanlan is coming home. If this is so, the Australians will probably be disposed to go to England, believing that if they do tbe Ameri cans will go there also. A friend of Teemer said last evening: "Depend upon it, John can get backing in Pittsburg to take part In a re gatta or sweepstake in England. Gandaur will .also go, and at least there- ought to be seven or eizht starters. An arrangement of tbat kirid would be fairer than either O'Connor or anybody else going from America or Canada to Australia to row." , A Letter from Tener! Pete McSbannlc, of this city, now signed with the Hamilton club, received a letter yes terday from John Tener, now one of the pitch ers traveling with Spalding's teams. Tener writes a long letter, in which he goes on to say that tbe party is having a good time. 80 far. that is up to tbe time when the letter was written, nothing was too -good for the ball players. Everybody had treated them well, and, physically, every member of the two teams were all right. The boys are all long ing for home. THINKS IT SHAKY. An English Opinion About the Belhune Kettlemnn Record. After working the dismal vein, it Is only meet tbat 1 should expand myself on a genuine rous ing article, such as the, new and original and undoubtedly genuine 106-yards record, stamped, made in America. Mr. Bethune we know as a regular flyer, able to beat all nations, colors and creeds. Bethune the great has been smothered at his favorite distance by Kittle man. If he were I I mean if e were 1 In tbjs name the connection of ideas as regards great unusual feats and presentation plate or other trophies would be appropriate. This Kittle or Kettle man is evidently modest as talented in space devouring, for be retired with Bethune to a nice quiet corner to perform his record breaking. With much diffidence I mention that Kansas was the State, and with reeard to the name of the particular town or city in Kansas I will not deny its possibilities for comic copynanufac ture, which it are I mean to say which it is Wichita. Speaking for myself, I would not venture to doubt any record dated from Wich ita, Kan., and as I have long longed to see someone get two and a half inside evens in a set match, I only trust that the Kittle cattle of Wichita may be moved here Wichita with tbe Sath-measurer, starter and timekeeper, and ethune to make a pace, all complete so that I may assist at another 9 sec performance. Tbe big sprint put me on a little bit better terms with myself, and on the road to cure of the dumps. London Referee. In Evil Rrpnte. CBY CABLE TO THE DISrATCn.l London, February 23. Bubear beat Norwell on the Tyne this week after conceding bim a start. Norwell is practically a novice. Scull ing, however, is in evil repute in England just now, and Bubear is so distrusted that no one took any interest in the race. A Bis Piceon Shoot. The members of the Herron Hill Gun Club have decided to have their lire bird shoot dur ing May next so as not to conflict with the an nual shoot of the Sportmen's Association. There will be x.500 lire birds on hand. Tbe regular shoot, on Decoration Day. will take place when nve or six contests will be on the programme. Simpson's Skniing Chnllcnge. NEWBirnGH, N. Y February 23. FJmer Simpson, of this ciy, who came in second in several of the national skating races here yes terday, has issued challenge to any one of the Donogbue family to skate a race on tbe Hud son river on Monday. Tim Donoghue has ac cepted. Sporting Notes. Kansas City has offered Sam Barkley's services to Hamilton. Atlanta, Ga., has decided to enter a clnb in the Southern League. Brooklyn is said to have a line out for Nagle, the Omaha catcher. The catcher of the famous Yale battery of 18SS, Dann, is now in Boffals. Huoi Daly, tbe one armed pitcher, is in Washington trying to catch on. A number of professional ball players are having outdoor practice at Cincinnati. Manager Harry Spence. of the New Haven team, is making an effort to secure Dann. SAM'Sairnr, who formerly played first base for the Loulsvilles, has signed with the Des Moines. 6 George McGinnis, the old St Louis pitch er, is being pressed for tbe vacancy on the As sociation umpire staff. Ed Andrews, of the Pbiladelphlas, has bet A. J. Reach a hat tbat be (Andrews) will steal TO bases the coming season. Crane and Murphy will work together next season as a battery, and take their regular turn at battery work for the New Yorks. Morris O'Neill, who managed tbe Kalama zoo team last season, will play second base and act as manager for the Oakland, Cal., team the coming season. GS Schmelz, of the CIncInnatis, is lndin nanrover the report tbat he tampered with McKean or bad any dealing whatever with that or any other player. In a recent cablegram John M. Ward says he has not decided to play In Washington tbe coming season, and will not state his intentions until he returns to New York. Farrell may not sign with Baltimore this year. He was afflicted with rheumatism last year, and unless bis condition improves before the season opens he will not be signed. Old Jack Lynch says the success of a pitcher depends mostly on tbe man who catches bim. Lynch says be would like to play with the New Haven club if Catcher Halbert was engaged with him! S. G. Ryder, Masstllon. O. All we can say Is that we expect Mr. Spalding did not leave on bis trip- to lose anything. He may have made monev in Australia, but be knows best himself about his later success or fortune. Caruthers, of the Brooklyns, frankly acknowledges that his work last season was not what it should have been, and he is deter mined this seasou not only to regain the ground lost, but to outshine, if possible, bis rilliant playing of yore. Manager Sharsig has not yet secured a building for the Athletic players to practice in, but be is on the lookout for one. He will order his men to report for duty about March 15. He will not confine tbem to indoor work, but will play at Gloucester on every favorable day. ' Mike Kelly and Arlie Latham will be mem bers of tbe picked nine which is to play against tbe Phillies in Florida next month. .Kelly says: 'No one in the business will work harder than I to get into condition when I start in. and I am in ueau earnest to snow my irienus ip Bos ton how to play good ball." The hopes of the Columbus management of getting King and ilillisran from St. Louis are lasted. Tbey come too high. When Von der Ahe was first asked how much would buy King and Milligan, "der boss president" asked a cool 10,000, but this figure he lowered to 28.000, and then he refused to go further. The directors were willing to pay $5,000, but could not seo their way clear to adding an additional 53,000. Jimmy Peoples thinks Columbus will como in fifth at least, and adds: "We will nut a few scars m the record of the $100,000 aggregation at the other end of tho big bridge. Maybe Orr. Mays and myself won't try when we run against the Brooklyns. If tbey don't drop a few games to us it won't be our fault. Nothing would give me more pleasure than to knock the Brooklyns out of a game that would cause them to lose tbe championship." An Injunction Acalnst Olnry Anderson. Louisville, February 23. Bourilcr Broth ers, owners of the Masonic Temple Theater, to dav brousht suit to cnioln JIarv Anderson from plying at Macauley'-s next week. They show a L son was to play at their place, and claim tbat the change will do irreparable damage to them selves, as manageis, and to the reputation of their theater. Chancellor Edwards took the case nnder consideration. The annual love feast of tho Worcester County (Mass.) Musical Association was held the other day. The officers' reports showed healthy development in the organization's work anjl secured their own unanimous re election. A suggestion to take programmo space from the soloists and givo it to the or chestramade in the clerk's report would seem to indicate that the faithful criticism of Krebbiel, Wilson et al. upon last September's festival was not altogether in vain. Clerk Munroe would like to see tbe permanent en dowment equal to the Handel and Havdn's $30,000. Whatflgure would Secretary Duff, of our Mozart Club, name as a suitable endow ment?' Fire nearly destroyed the largo brick block of Watson & Davis at Warren yesterday morn ing. It was discovered about 6 o'clock. Loss on building and goods was over $12,000, partly insured. DIED. CYPHERS At her late residence, 115 Lam bert street. East End, on Saturday. February 23, 18S9, at 10:50 p. M.. Mrs. Sarah E., wife of John Cyphers and daughter of Mary A. Bor land, aged 46" years. Notice of funeral hereafter. THE MUSIC WORLD. Bare Treats in Store For the Mozart 'Clot's Associate Members. GOOD THINGS IN APfilLAKD MAY. Tie Boston Symphony Orchestra Secured to Assisf at Conceits. GOSSIP GLBA5BD DUBING THE WEE The Mozart Club has long held acknowl edged pre-eminence among the musical or ganizations of this vicinity. Its manage ment seems bent on retaining that proud position in the best possible way, by giving its patrons all it promises, and more much, more. Two of tie three regular concerts promised the subscribers, or associate mem bers, have been already given this season, and in a thoroughly satisfying manner. There has also been given an extra concert, lor tbe general public, at which Emma Jncb, Hope Glenn, Leopold Lichtenberg and Teresa Carreno assisted. In April will be given a Ballad Concert, as was done last season but this time the clnb's orchestra will participate. Two tickets for this con cert are allotted each associate member, a clear bonns over and above the clnb's pledges. One wonld think that, with this and the giving of the third regular concert on the usual plane of borne-made excellence, the clnb's doty to Its subscribing patrons wonld be luily done. And so it would, in ail con science. But tbe Mozart Club goes farther yet and, in the announcement which The Dispatch is authorized to make this morning, offers its associate members a greater treat than any that has marked its previous history. The club last night closed an engagements with Assistant Manager Frederic E. Comee, se curing the Boston Symphony Orchestra to assist in the third regular concert. May 15, and for an extra concert on tbe following evening. The final signing of the contract awaits only telegraphic confirmation from Boston, as to which there is very little doubt The "Wednesday evening concert will be devoted to Mendelssohn's great oratorio,, "Elijah," than which no work of its class' contains stronger and more varied interest for the average, audience. Solo parts will be taken by an eminent so prano who is to accompany the orchestra on its tour; a prominent bass, whom the clnb will engage specially, and the best lo cal tenor and contralto available; these, with the- trusty Mozart Clnb choru3 and the country's foremost orchestra, will give a performance well worth hearing. For this concert the usual number, some 800, tickets will be placed at tbe disposal of the associate members just as in the other regular concerts. The second evening will be taken up with a brilliant miscellaneous programme by the orchestra and its own soloists; for this the whole house (Old City Hall, ot coarse) will be placed on sale to the general puMic. When one reflects tbat the Mozart Clnb labors solelv and unselfishly for the ad vancement of art in this community (even the indefatigable conductor, Mr. McCoilum, does not receive a cent of salary), and when one considers, farther, the great amonnt ot work, worry and responsibility that is being gratnitously assumed by the few active workers in carrying ont the plan, now an nounced, our people cannot fail to take gen uine pride in having snch an organization, so officered, in onr midst. ArKOPOS of the above important an nouncement, a brief resume of the career of the Boston Symphony Orchestra is in place. Like the Mozart Clnb, it is founded upon a genuine and disinterested love of art. It was organized in 1881 by Mr. Henry L. Higginson, the wealthy Boston banker,who called a few leading musicians together and said he wanted to fonnd a permanent orchestra of tbe . ..highest class that shonld do for tbe musical advance ment of the community what only such an institution can do. Money was not his ob ject, be said; be has proved his word by cheer fully paying for eight years a deficit variously estimated at from 810,000 to $20,000 a year, be sides making ample provision in his will for carrying the good work along after his death. George Henscbel was conductor for tho first three seasons. Under bis progressive leader ship an excellent orchestra was developed and the symphony concerts became a more and more prominent factor in Boston life. The first season 20 concerts were given on Saturday evenings, each preceded on Friday af er noon by a 'public rehearsal," differing- from the concert only in tbe lack of dresscoats on the per formers: 21 of snch pairs of concerts is the number that has prevailed in later seasons. The second and present conductor is Wilhelm Gerlcke. who was drawn from Vienna. His regime has been of greatest benefit to the or chestra. He made a radical change in its mem bership on his accession, and has lost no op nortnnitv of improvement since. Kneisel. Adamnwski and Loefller, violins: Geise, Velio; Mole. Ante: Sautet, oboe; Belter, horn; Mueller, trumpet all artists of tbe first water have been acquired by Gerlcke to fill the places of players whom most conductors would willingly have kept. His rehearsal has been most rigid and exacting; bis programmes lofty in character, if a bit too conservative at first. Gericke's five-year contract expires with this season, and there is much cause to regret that be bas declined tbe proposal to renew it, in order to seek neaitn ana rest in nis native city. His successor has just been secured in the per son of Arthur N lkiscb, the still young, but fa mous and popular conductor who succeeded Anton Seidl in charge of the Leipzig opera and wbo has at times relieved Keinecke in the cele brated Gewandhaus concerts. The players of the Boston Symphony Orches tra aro engaged for tbe season; each week tbey play three rehearsals, two concerts in Boston and one elsewhere. During the last two or three seasons a half a dozen coastwise and in terior trips have been made, and, besides, many of the men have been kept together for the summer promenade concerts. No substitute is ever accepted. Con sequently tbese men have had tbe most favorable opportunity for working into a perfect ensemble. It is almost beyond ques tion tbat Mr. Higginson's liberal policy bas re sulted in tbe finest orchestra tbe country bas ever bad. Tbe success of the home concerts is without parallel: ar the beginning of the sea son the entire house was sold for all the 43 con certs, except some 460 balcony seats, for which "rush tickets" are sold at 2o cents only a day or two beforehand, in order to give a chance to the studeuts and people who cannot afford season tickets. The best seats (most of the house) were auctioned off, bringing pre miums all tbe way up to S100 a piece. In other cities, too, the Boston Orchestra bas from its first tour met with warmest approval from musicians and with a constantly increasing patronage from the public Not long ago everv seat of the 2.900 or so In the Academy of Music, at Philadelphia, was sold for three con certs in succession. The profound impression made by this orchestra's concert with the Mo zart Club two seasons ago i3 yet fresh in Pitts burg memories. It is a real pleasure to record the achieve ments of a truly artistic and philanthropic in stitution of this caliber; it will be pleasanter yet actually to welcome tbem back to Pittsburg as the ally of our favorite organizations. The new Mendelssbohn Club, of the East End, gave its first concert at Gymnasium Hall last Friday evening, presenting the foUowing programme: Overture, "La Diadem" Hermann Orchestra. By Babylon's Wave Gounod Menaelssohn Club. Soprano Solo airs. AdaUS. Thomas. S(a) The Currew Anderton (b)Pack Clouds Away Cellier (c Oood Jilicht To-day HaUey .Mendelssohn Clnb. Violin Soli, $ gg5 Wieniawski illss Mamie Ecuck. On the Tree Top High .Bnek Messrs. Smith, Crawford, German. McConnell, Wilson, Swope, Simpson and Wagner. Triumphal Mafcb ("Jlaaman").... ......Costa Mrs, J. Rowland Speer and Mendelssohn Club. Oalop, 'Dash" Wiegand Orchestra. Little Jack Homer Caldleott Mendelssohn Club. Morning (Cantata) ....RIes Mrs. Adah S. Thomas, Mrs. L. E. Palmer. Messrs. K. K. Smith, F. W. Bearl, Chorus and Orchestra. Time and space are lacking for a detailed re view of the evening's work. The chorus of nearly 100 men and women seemed to be com. posed of good material and to be fairly well balanced: the tenors need more drill on inton ation and the contraltos could be coaxed to sing louder with advan tage. Inasmuch as only abont nine rehearsals have been bad since the organization of tbe club, no great precision and refinement could fairly be expected. Under the circumstances, most of the choral work deserves high praise; none of it was inexcusably faulty. It may be . summed np in the word "promising" very. I The orchestra, owing to an extraordinary chapter of accidents, claims even greater ;., leniency of judgment than the chorus; it did quite as well as could have been expected. Tha solo parts were creditably sustained, in tbe main. With each rehearsal under tbe compe tent directorship of Mr. J. P. McCoilum, tho Mendelssohn ClnB chorus and orchestra will no doubt show steady improvement over tbe work done last night, which itself presented many enjoyable moments and formed a pre possessing Introduction to the public of tho new candidate for its favors. Oh. 'Professors' don't do anything! They only profess." Fbakch Wilsoit. Crotchets and. Quaver. The Alpine Quartet, of this city, sang in ' concert at the Braddock opera house last even ing. Mis$ Belle Tomer Is absent filling concert engagements at Norfolk. Va., leaving tha ' soprano's chair in the Second Presbyterian Church to be ocenpied to-day by Miss Adah b. Thomas. Messrs. John Gbkneet and Charles K. Cooper figure on the solo list for a concert to be given next Tuesday evening at Cyclorama Hall, Allegheny, nnder the auspices of Darling Council, Royal Arcanum. Mb. William H. Slack will conduct sizable chorus and a goodly list of principals -through the Cantata of "Daniel" next Thurs day and Friday evenings at the U. P. Church, on Cbartiers street, Allegheny. THE eight Swedish girls with their charac teristic costumes and good ensemble singing seem to hav-i left quite a favorable Impression in tbe minds of the large audience they drew into the Old City Hall, last Tuesday evening. Two large and curjous.audiences gathered In Lafayette- Hall yesterday to hear the noted Mrs. Alice J. Shaw whet her whistle for their entertainment and for tho benefit of the Press Club. Tbe advance sale Indicated that at least tbe latter object of tbe fair wblstleVs visit was measurably attained. Tagliapietra, the great baritone, tboigh mentioned in advance notices, did not appear. The Philharmonic Society announces a con cert for next" Friday evening, at Liberty Hall, East End. Director Thomas F. Kirk and his 26 bandsmen will be assisted by these individ uals: Miss Grace Miller, Miss Agnes Vogel and Mr: W. H. Stephens, singers; Me-wrs. F. C. Ewart, violin; t O. Van Osten. Ante; T'heo. Hoffman and Louise Schmenz, cornets; Carl Retter, piano, and Master Bartiett Briggs, a prodigy," violinist of ten-der years. ANewYock manager bas written during the past week for April dates at Old City Hall, saying be wants to see about bringing Hans von Buelow here in that month. It bemg gen erally accepted that the great pianist's Ameri can engagement is only for some IS concerts all told, it would be gicat good fortune for Pittsbuigtoget one of tbem, judging by tha past record in such matters. We are waking, up, however, and managers do well to note tha fact: vide Rosenthal. The Wilkinsburg Musical Club comes to the front with another concert next Tuesday even ing. The club includes-a chorus of 0 and an orchestra of 12: Air. G. R. Broadberry is the di rector. Part songs by Westmeyer, Caldicott and Danby and overtures by Suppe, Hermann and Keler Beta comprise the club's contribution to its own concert. Assistance will be bad from Miss Inez Mecusker, tbe Buffalo soprano, Mr. Rlchtrd Cannon, tenor, Mr. J. E. Erth, zitherist and the Philharmonic Society. Mr. Franz Wilczek. the young violinist whose brief stay in this city left a most favora ble impression, made his first Now York ap pearance at a benefit concert in Chickering Hall last Thursday evening. He will Dlayin concert at Washington soon, and Mr. Tretbar (Steinway's general utility man) is said to be contemplating a concert tour next season with Rafael Joseffj and Franz Wilczek as 'the attractions. The youth lul artist's present bright prospects are due, by tbe way, to the chance acquaintance formed on tho ocean steamer with Mr. George Eustis, a voung Washington Maecenas, who summoned him to New York, relieves him of tbe necessity of self-support tbat be may devote himself entirely to self-improvement, and even pro posers. It is said, to buy for htm a certain 31,200 Guanerius violin. It is pleasant to record patronage so liberal and bestowed upon so deserving an object. BICYCLE idingSelioolj OLD CITY HALL, MBKH ST. : Of Second-Hand Bicycles In order to make room for a large ' stock of new Bicycles, I will offer for two weeks the GREATEST BARGAINS ever OFFERED in FIRST-CLASS second-hand wheels. 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