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THE PITTSBTJEGs DISPATCH, SUNDAY, AEEIL ,28,
bSome Features of the League's
6THE HOME CLUB'S CHANCES
lUncertamties of the National Game
LJACISOK'S LATEST VICTOR!.
$His Fight With Patsy Cardiff Not First
I GENERAL SPOKTING NEWS OF THE DAT
Old1 Sol, or as he is now and again gush
ingly called, Glorions Old Sol, has not
looked with murh favor on the opening of
the ball season of 1889. His bright smiles
and rays bare not lighted up the hearts of
the cranks and the aspects of nature; on the
contrary, the old luminary has kept out of
the way and matters have been very chilly
and dismal. Despite this fact, however,
the opening games have been tolerably sue
cessfuL The attendance at each has been
considerably short of anticipations, bnt con
sidering the inclemency of the weather, the
results have been immense. Taking into con
sideration thedisadvantageofweather, there
have been all the indications of increased
enthusiasm that have been predicted, and we
may safely say that as the real warm and bright
weather comes the National game will receive'
a patronage larger than during any previous
season. Of course, the games played during the
week give one little omo idea of the respective
merits of the clubs. The players have been as
much affected by the miserable weather as
anybody else, and some of them have been un
able to play at all. e have no idea as to what
New York and Boston are like, as they have
played two games only and they were far bo
low the standard of either club. Mickey Welch,
beyond the shado r of a doubt, can do much
better work than he .did on Wednesday, and
so can all the pitchers who were engaged
in the two games referred to. I am one
of the many who have a very high regard for
Boston ana New York, although there hereto
fore has been a fatality about the former that
has ever blighted the brightest hopes almost in
a day. Nothing can yet be said about Phila
delphia or Washington. Chicago will, un
doubtedly, play a prominent part in the strug
gle, Anson has a good stock of the most prom
islng and effective pitchers, excellent batters
and first-class fielders, and these essentials
will keep him among the leaders. Cleveland
has not got steadied yet, so that very little esti
mate can be formed of either the "baby" or
-About Onr Own CInb.
; The local club has done fairly well in the
start off, and it seems as certain as sunlight
that it will do considerably better. Probably
the inclement weather has as bad effects on the
home players as on any in the League. With
the exception of Stalcy there is not a pitcher
who is in anything like his best form, and this
is a very important leature. It is of such grave
importance that the home club has more to
gain than lose by a continuation of rain show
ers until the warm weather is thoroughly here.
There have been Indications that the old de
fect of light batting will be present In the
team, but it would be neither fair nor logical
to argue toward such a conclusion at present.
However.it may not be unreasonable to say that
If there Is any rock on which the team is likely
! to be wrecked itis that of poorbatting.AsIhave
. .said frequently, we look considerably stronger
in batting on paper, but the real proof lies in
the actual performance, and it is a singular
fact that the youngest ana less experienced
pitchers, as a rule, bother the Pittsburg club
the most. The outfield is all right and we may
expect Maul to be a colleague of Hanlon and
Sunday. Tbe first named has during the week
demonstrated tbe fact that he is as good an
outfielder as a club needs. His batting, a very
important essential, is bis only defect. Take
him all round he is a more valuable man to
Pittsburg than Coleman, although the latter is
a good and conscientious player. He will make
a useful man for some club. The local club
is all right as far asifielding is concerned,
but in batting it can be made stronger and will
be it Bowe and White are secured. Alto
gether it does seem as if the home team should
finish higher up in the race than it did last
year. If it does not, then adding first-class
men to tbe team must go for nothing. The
pitchers. will certainly get better, and with this
improvement it is hard to understand how the
team cannot beat at least one half of its rivals.
Don't Forget the Uncertainties.
But in figuring about either the League or
Association clubs we must never forget the
uncertainties ot baseball. Probably there is
no sport or pastime in Christemdom wherein
the uncertainties of victory are more prolific
than in the national game of America. A few
days ago Ed Hanlon, the good and popular out
fielder of the local club,said to me: 'The most
surprising and unexpected things occur in
baseball games. Some people call it
luck: I call it uncertainty. However,
It only shows how honest the game is
and what an open question victory is." There
is considerable force" in what Hanlon says, but,
doubtless, we have all held a similar opinion
for a long time. Well, It is this uncertainty
that prevents anybody from coming to any
thing like a definite and correct conclusion as
to the result of a series of games or of the en
tire reason. Hundreds of people, who "know,
you know," tell us how this club will end and
how that club will finish. At best it is all guess
workl Certainly there is a grain or two of rea
soning in the guesses, but it is so small in many
cases as to be of little importance. We may
allf eel absolutely certain that New York will
beat Cleveland out in the race, bnt none of us
can be so certain as to the result of any partic
ular raine bet een the clubs. There is a very
long and rocky road to travel before October is
reached, and many may fall by the wayside.
The possibilities of breakdowns, misfortuno or
bard luck are so numerous that tbe most as
' tounding changes and unexpected results may
come. It is the very exciting feature, for such
it is, that enables baseball to capture the admi
ration of so many thousands of America's citi
zens. A Question of Discipline.
The action of President Spalding and Cap
', tain Anson in releasing Mark Baldwin, Tom
i Daly, R. M. Fetett and M. Sullivan has on
s doubtedly caused considerable comment dur
, ing the week. Doubtless tbe affair has created
unusual surprise, more particularly when
Anson said that Baldwin had not been released
because of inferior playing. Anson said the
same of Sullivan. Both Spalding and Anson
have stated definitely that the Quartet have
been released in the interests of discipline, and
that it is intended to purge the Chicago club of
all players who fail to' act as gentlemen, both
on and off the ball field. Without doubttbis Is
one of the most Jaudable intentions that any
baseball magnate can carry out, and if all of
those in power would act rigidly on the same
principles, the popularity of the game 'would
be rooted deeper than ever. 1 am not saying
or arguing anything that would encourage tbe
curtailment of tbe personal liberties of tbe
players any more than that they should be
-compelled to act as indicated above. I use the
word compelled so as' to mean that if they
don't tbey can be dispensed with by all
clubs. The came f baseball has become so
nationally significant that tbe dignity, success
and well being of each club depends to a very
great extent on the good moral conduct of its
players. True, it is often difficult to enforce
discipline, but Messrs. Spalding and Anson
have taken, tbe difficulty by tbe horns. A tem
porary loss in playing ability is nothing com
pared to the trouble occasioned by tbe reten
tion of players whose great delight seems
always to be in going contrary to all good ad
monitions and disciplinary rules. Captain
Anson, however, may nave been stretching his
imagination a, little ton far when he said that
. Baldwin had been released entirely in the in
I terests of discipline. Baldwin most empbatk
- cally denies that bis conduct bas been other
- than that of a gentleman at any stage of his
engagement with the Chicago club. There is.
inueed,a very wide chasm betn een the two state
; monts. However. 1 am inclined to think that
Baldwin's playing has bad a little to do with
r ,bis release. Wo all know that Mark has been
' below tbe standard for some time. He appears
to be temporarily out of form, and this mar
m7 have been occasioned In Urn vtni nn.t
. .round the globe, A rest, and a good one. may. I
be necessary for the young man, and- it is
likely that Anson knows this better than any
body else. After all, many of the players who
rounded the globe will suffer for their labors
Tmn Very Well Mnnuecd.
John M.Ward has signed with the New
York club, and, therefore, be bas not been
"sold like a slave" for $12,000. It may not be
wrong to say that New York is the gainer in
more ways than one. Combined with Ward's
excellent abilities as a ball player the club will
receive all the benefit of one of the best adver
tisements it has had for a long time.
Whether or not tbe entire transac
tions to effect the deal of Ward's pro
posed or alleged sale were designed I know
not. but I do know that the efforts, real or un
real have brought Ward and the New York
club more before the country during- the
winter than all other things put together
Everything has really been so quietly and
pleasantly settled at the eleventh hour that one
cannot well avoid the conviction that a nice
little game was arranged long ago by the New
York magnates and John M. Ward. If there
has been any reality in the proceedings at all,
Ward has proven himself the "boss" of Presi
dent J. B. Day. Tbe latter -at one time said,
emphatically: "Ward will play in Washington
or nowhere." Ward came home and, despite
the decree of the President of the
world's champions, said: "I won't play
at Washington and I mean to play
at New York." Mr. Ward's reply has evidently
settled it, and it may be that now be bas the
destinies of the New York Baseball Club in his
hand. At any time, always providing the pro
ceedings have been real, John B. Day, like Ml
cawber, has been floored.
"he Banners Slake a Start.
The running season has fairly commenced
and the prospects are exceedingly encouraging.
During the week three spring meetings have
commenced, viz: Memphis, Lexington and
Washington. At each the attendance has been
excellent, tbe racing good and the entries
large. These are all features which augur
success, indeed, the big entries is only another
proof of bow rapidly tbe stock of American
thoroughbred horses is increasing. We may
with a great amount of certainty prepare our
selves to hear of many big surprises on the tnrf
this year. The list of youngsters is greater
than ever and there are some good ones among
them. The breeding of thoroughbreds
has become so extensive in Amer
ica that it is extremely difficult to
keep trace of the many dark ones that are
scattered throughout the country. It would
certainly be one of the greatest turf events of
modern times if we could lay hands on a
3-year-old here to do battle with tbe phe
nomenal Donovan that tbe Britishers are just
now in ecslacies over. That they have a great
horse no one will doubt, and that be is speedier
than his sire. Galopin, a Derby winner, is just
as true. But it impossible that in Galen, Sal
vator or Proctor Knott we may have an equal
of Donovan. Tbe difficulty, however, would
seem to be in bringing the champions together.
I do not for a moment expect that the Duke of
Portland wonld bring his flyer here, and it
seems just as likely that tbe American owners
will not risk their champions across the At
lantic this year. There will always, to socio
extent, be a dispute about the relative merits
of English and American race horses, because
the latter are tested by time and tbe formerare
mostly tested by comparison with other horses
in carrying weight. However, if all accounts
are true. Donovan is a wonder, and ought to
canter in for the Two Thousand Guineas and
the Derby. Speaking of the horse's victory in
tbe Prince of Wales Stakes, worth $60,000, the
London Referee says:
"Donovan is said to be a nervons horse. He
quits amused me after the race. Before, he ap
peared very lightbrarted and ligbtheeled.
Directly afterward, while Fred Barrett was
weighing in, he was so light of heel and heart
that the Duke of Portland, who kept the weigh
ing room door, and made a ring for his pet tbe
while, had a sinecure. Later on, being walked
around without clothing for some half hour in
the paddock, he showed a grand thirst for
knowledge. In the most good tempered but
eager way be took stock of everyone in his
neighborhood, and was never satisfied that he
knew enough. His nervousness or greenness,
or whatever you call it, was turned to good ac
count, for on such excuse Donovan was sent to
tbe post with St. Patrick, a stable mate, for
companion, while the rest of the field were
being paraded. Thereby his jockey was able to
jump into the last berth on tne rider's near or
the spectator's right hand, which alone gives
one a chance of making straight from start to
finish. Horses on the other side must negotiate
a curve. That was not a nice piece of business,
I thought. Donovan did not torn a- hair, had
always the race won. and yon ceuld hardly
handicap him with any of tbe others."
Locnl Sporting Prospect.
The outlook for a busy sporting season in
and about Pittsburg is not tf the brightest.
Aside from one or two other branches of sport
it does not seem thatwc may expect anything.
.Patrons of horse racing are beginning to think
that we will not see a race here this year" worth
looking at. and I confess that I am gradually
arriving at that conclusion also. Of course the
pool bill has so far knocked all preparations on
the head, and if it does not become a law we
may not expect any races worth looking at for
two years at least. The local tracks are in poor
condition, as nothing has been done toward
getting them into shape because of the uncer
tain condition of things. Even if the pool bill
does become law tbe tracks need so much
repairing that anything like first-class races
cannot be held fora long time. Outside of the
amateurs we have no prospect of good boat
racing, except Teemer and Gaudaur row a race
here. As a resnltscores of citizens who are in
clined to participate in the various sports of
life will undoubtedly visit otberVities to spend
their money and enjoy themselves there.
Fan for Taesday.
Tbe genial Moore Floyd requested me the
other day to make a note of the fact that there
will be two or three good, well, at least inter
esting, races at Exposition Park on Tuesday.
One of tbe races is for horses owned by local
butchers and merchants, and I presume that is
where tbe fun will come in. In races of that
kind nobody goes to see remarkable speed or
records broken, but tbey go to have a merry
time, and depend upon it things are often mer
ry enough. The other race is for horses of tbe
2:40 class, and this may bring out a few tolera
bly good ones. Altogether, if tbe weather is
fine, there will be Plenty of sport, and, as tbe
affair is under the direction of Moore Floyd,
we may expect everything to be arranged in
Tbe Amateur Boxen.
Next month the contests for the amateur
boxing championships of America will take
place at New York. The contests are open to
all bona fide American amateurs. The classes
are numerous enough to embrace all weights,
from the bantam to the giant. The committee
having in'charge tbe contests, at least the Sec
retary of the committee, states that a big suc
cess is expected this year. There are more box
ing clubs in the country now than there ever
was; more students and more money invested
in a better class of Instructors. This is a sure
indication that the entries will De good. It
seems a pity that amid the many athletic young
men in and about Pittsburg and the maney
clubs, that we will not be represented at the
national contest. There seems to be somewhat
of a wrong opinion prevailing about amateur
boxing. While some very influential and learned
people know that it is just as honorable as
fencing hundreds of people run away with tbe
idea that it is as brutal as a prize ring contest.
This is a very big mistake, and if these bona
fide amateur contests were patronized more
the false notlods would rapidly disappear. Tbe
contests referred to are regulated by rules
which do not permit of rowdyism and which.
must be oDeyea. ine gloves used are such
that, while a man may be winded, be has to be
very unfortunate if be receives a blackened
eye. But the great feature of tbem is their
utility in developing the art of self-defense. In
tbem we can see the methods of almost all tbe
leading instructors in the country reproduced
in their pupils. We can always see the new
and old methods 'compared, and this is worth
seeing, that is to those who believe in using to
tbe best advantage those means of protection
which a kind Providence has given us. It
might not be an unwise proceeding
on the part ot the members
of the police gymnasium if they wonld arrange
a series of contests somewhat similar to the
national contests. They have been long enongh
nnder instruction now to give tbe "publio and
the jndges some idea as to to whether or.not
they are worth looking at, or ever will be. Be
side contests for tbe members, there could be
something for non-members of the bona fide
amateur class. Certainly such an entertain
ment would be a. success, and wonld encourage
that method of physical training among the
policemen more than anything else. .
Jackson's Latest Victory
Readers of these reviews will no tbe surprised
to learn of Peter Jackson's decisive defeat ot
Patsy Cardiff at 'Frisco Friday night. The
very interesting account of the encounter,
which appeared in yesterday's Dispatch, lul
fills almost to the letter what! have, from time
to time, predicted regarding the battle. There
is probably one feature, however, which may
be disappointing to many, that is, the some
what sudden collapse of Car.liff. I am
ready to confess that 1 expected him to last
longer than ten rounds., even thoneh I have
never deemed him a pugilist of the first water.
However, he seems to have struggled 'on
bravely, although be was beaten almost from
tbe start. As far as coming to any conclusion
regarding Jackson's abilities are concerned we
are little further advanced than we were before
Friday's contest. Jadgtng from the reports
sent out, "he displayed .comparatively little
knowledge pfsclentificboxing, and only downed
Piri4lff riVniaajrlnBttSjitfli And lAHifa sash
It Cardiff has any good .quality at all, it I his J
boxing; he has done nothing else in the fistic
business but box. At the opening of his con
test with Jackson he bad much ine -best of it
and forced the Australian to the ropes. Cardiff
is not a first-class boxer by any means, and the
fact that he was superior to Jackson
in that respect, shows that Jackson
will be, to some extent, any easy victim
to a scientific and tricky man. Cardiff was evi
dently decoyed to sudden ruin by his opening
success, because be forced matters at once.
The superior hitting powers of Jackson in the
exchanges then had an effect and the jig was
up. Cardiff become winded.and the Australian
had a very easy task to perform. As long as
Cardiff was active be could avoid .Jackson's
"terrific left;" by the way, a big man's left is
always terrific if be is allowed to knock an
other man down with it. But the terrific left,
in my way of tbinklng,is the left that cunningly
gets home to its mark despite the efforts of a
clever opponent to avcid it. Well, Jackson's
left was of little use as long as Cardiff's wind
lasted and when he avoided exchanges, and
this must lead us to the conclusion that Jack
son, In a 24-foot ring with an artful fellow,
would lose his eyesight within 20 minutes.
Tbe reports of the battle also indicate
that Jackson is ot tbe "hurricane" class of
fiugilists. He can go ahead like a house on fire
f there is nothing to stop his' wila rushes. By
this I don't mean that he is not cautious; be is,
but only to a limited extent. It is a fact, how
ever, that all, or at least almost all. the best
pugilists the world has seen have been not of
the hurricane order, but very cool and deliber
ate men. Supposing Jack Dempsey was weight
enough, and as active as he is now. I question
very much as to whether or not Jackson would
hit him in an hour. Jackson's method of fight
ing on Friday night wonld have been just the
thing for men like Brettle and Mace: in fact
Heenan, a better man than Jackson, tried it
with Mace with poor success. As a rusher
Jackson is not a first-class man either, judging
from his latest effort. If Sullivan, in his best
form, had oeen in front of Cardiff on
Friday night, the latter, when he became
winded would have been knocked clean off the
Pacific coast. Altogether it seems to me that
the contest was far short of a first-class affair
and almost entirely devoid of scientific merit.
It is not my intention to say anything that
wonld ven tend to disparage the abilities of
Jackson. All that I contend is that he bas not
shown first-class merit yet, and when he de
feats a first-class man in a first-class encounter,
he must show better form than he has so far
donain this country. I will not be surprised to
hear of a match being arranged between him
and Jack Ashton. The latter would certainly
test Jackson more than be has yet been.
McCarthy and Murphy.
For some time it has been thought that Cal
McCarthy was invincible among the feather
weights. He, according to accounts, met his
match on Friday night in John Murphy, of
Boston. The champion would most assuredly
have been knocked onthad not Murphy broken
a small bone in his arm. Even with this in
jury Murphy knocked McCarthy down time
and time again. This nndoubtedly surprised
the talent, ana we may expect to learn of a
match for the championship between the two.
Murphy seems to be a little heavy hitter, and
the Pennsylvanlan needs to take care of him
self if he desires to hold first honors in his
A Good Programme Arrnnsed and Lots of
If the weather is fine on Tnesday there will
be plenty of sport at Exposition Park. The
programme for the four races has been com
pleted, and the entries are as follows:
Butchers and merchants' race George Evans,
Harris: William Booth, Walter B: Tbomas Klfe,
Sleepy Tom: Mr. Campbell, Six Points; J. Ronch.
Butcher Boy: William ilcGraw, bay mare:
Ueorpe Dav. None Such: Amos Belcher, Spread
Eagle; Wiilism Hasley, Easter Lilly.
S:40, trotting William Nolan, Don Pedro, J.
Heldeger, Brown Allen, Jr. ; Dan iirown. South
Brand, and others.
There will also be a running race and another
Anxious Abont the Ladles.
The Executive Board of the Pittsburg
Cricket Club having learned that a report is in
circulation to the effect that the club would
provide no accommodations for lady members
this season, desires to state that such a report
is without foundation. In fact the Pittsburg
Cricket Club's accommodations for lady mem
bers are unsurpassed by any cricket or tennis
cIud in the State.
Datton, O., April 27. In the shoot on the
Kennel Clnb range this afternoon, new Ameri
can Association rules governing, Bolla O.
Heikes broke 100 standard targets straight,
Keenan, who was in the race with Heikes,
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With every Boy's Suit sale,
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A Parisian Self-Winding
With every Boy's Suit sale.
Boys' Long Pant Suits
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A BROTHERHOOD BLUFF.
Benson Why the Ball Players Should Think
A story comes from New York to the effect
that certain members of the Brotherhood
held a meeting there, and resolved to make a
big change of things. One dispatch says that
"it leaked out that demands will be made upon
the magnates during the championship season,
when, if necessary, a strike could be made ef
fective." Now, a common sense and everyday idea of
such an assertion as stated above is worse than
ridiculous, except every ball player now signed,
to play for tbe season is prepared to go to jail
or pay for all damages Occasioned by bis ab
sence. It may be safely said that neither Ward,
Broutbers or any other members of tbe Broth
erbood would ever dream about such a foolish
notion. Every ball player now-signed is there or
here for the season and that is the end of it. All
wrongs that have been agreed upon, real or un
real, are existing and at the proper time the
Brotherhood was not there to say there should
not be. Any effort to give the Brotherhood a
prominence must be more real than on any
thing that will intimate a breaking of a con
tract. Tbe players have many things to
remedy, but when they have signed contracts
for tbe season it is absurd and ungentlemanly
to talk about strikes. A friend of the players
wonld not encourage such a foolish notion.
Any wrongs that exist now between players
and directors are more because of the absence
of Brotherhood efforts than anything else. At
the yearly arrangement of affairs certatn rules,
goon and bad, were laid down and the Brother
hood was in foreign lands. It is foolishness
now to talk of remedies. Wait until a legal
opportunity and then a solid Brotherhood will
most assuredly have not only a chance to assert
its voice but its power.
The Babies Down the Hooslera and Quit
Indianapolis, April 27. The Cleveland
Club to-day won its second game from Indian
apolis. For the home team the playing of
Glasscock, Myers and Bassett was notable.
The visitors were strongest at the bat, and the.
plays of Twitchell, McKean and Tebeau was
excellent. The fielding of both teams was
Faatz, 1 ....
Dalv. 1 . ...
zl S24 16 111 Totals... I 4 9Z717 1
Indianapolis 0 000002002
Cleveland! 0 10000210-4
Earned runs Indianapolis, 0; Cleveland, 2.
Two base lilts-McKean 2, Radford.
Sacrifice hits -Denny, Bassett, Strieker, faatz.
Double plays Denny, Bassett and Schoeneck,
O'Brien. Strieker and Faatz.
First base on balls Dally 2, Schoeneck, Bad
ford. First base on errors McGeachy, Dally.
Struck ont MeAleer. Radford, Sommer, O'Brien,
Passed balls Myers 3.
Stolen bases McGeachy, Dally, Bassett.
Time One hour and 20 minutes.
BEATEN AT LAST.
The Beds Mannee to Get a Game From the
St. Louis, Mo., April 27. In the presence of
6,000 people to-day, at Sportsman Park, the
Cinctnnatis suddenly awoke to a realization
that they were alive, and pounded out a vic
tory from the champions. The cyclonic wind
aided their efforts, and the people cheered
Oor: Grant and. Diamond. Streets
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dispose of the entire magnificent stocks of three large and well known clothing manufact
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understanding that we were to get 5 per cent commission and all advertising expenses.
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counter, ticketed, marked and ready for sale, and feeling the responsibility of selling this
mammoth stock at once we have cut the price clean 'through.
WE HAVE DIVIDED THEM IN 3 fe)TS.
Ten Dollar Lot:
For .Men's Fine Tailor-Made
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Worsteds and bcotch Cheviots,
not the ordinary Suits you see,
but elegant, silk-serge lined Sacks and
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$100,000 WOETH OF MKE CLOTHING-
AT SIXTY-TWO CENTS ON THE DOLLAR.
them as they pulled ahead. Tbe gale was a
severe disadvantage to the pltchers,and though
It was cold and generally disagreeable, the
fielders bad plenty to' do, and tbe game was
f nil ot exciting features. With three men on
bases in the first Inning, Duffy made one of the
longest home run bits ever seen here. Comlsky
played a brilliant game in fielding and batting,
and Beard, Fuller, Holiday and Bobinson dis
tinguished tnemseives. score.
St. Louis 4 0 0 10 2 0
Cincinnatls S 0 12 12 1
Base hits St. Louis, 12: Cincinnatls, 13.
Errors St. Louis, 2; Cincinnatls, 3.
Pitchers King and Mullane.
THEIR FIRST VICTORY.
The Colonels. Draw Their First Blood
Kansas Cmr, April 27. The Colonels won
their first game from the Kansas CItys to-day,
after an excltingcontest. Stearns and Barkley
collided in the first inning, and missed a soft
fly which cost two runs. Long made a brilliant
gickup and a great catch of a high liner from
rowning's bat and Cook caught a magnificent
.Kansas Cltys 2 002000004
Loulsvllles 2 0 0 0 2 0 10 S
Base hits Kansas CItys. 6; Loulsvllles, I,
Errors Kansas CItys, S: Loulsvllles, L
Pitchers-McCarthy and Stratton.
Cincinnati .... 3 7 .300
Louisville 2 7 .222
Brooklyn 1 6 .143
Columbus. .... 1 - 6 ,143
Baltimore 8 1 .857
Athletic 8 1 .857
St. Louis 8 2 .800
Kansas City... 6 3 .607
DOWN AT MEMPHIS.
Mote, Riley, Kee-Vee-Nn, Hypocrite,
Cliicknsnw Among the Winners.
-Memphis, Tenn., April 27. This was the
sixtn day of the annual racing meeting of the
.Memphis Jockey Club. Tbe weather was clear
and bright with a stiff southwest breeze blowing.-
The track was fast but a little dusty. Tbe
'attendance was very large, there being seven
events on the card.
First race, selling purse, for 3-year-olds and up
ward, three-quarters of a mile Mnte and Irmi
H were In the front at tbe start, the others close
up and bunched, except the Countess who was In
the rear. Mute led all the way around and won
handily by a length, from Irma H second, two
lengths in front of uassandra. Time :ii.
Second race. Merchants' stakes, for 2-year-olds,
tl.000 added, flve-elghtha of a mile At the start
Blarney Stone. Hileyand Amelia were In front,
the others bunched, except Lulle B, who was last.
They raced In this position going up tbe back
stretch and around the upper end. As tbey swung
into tbe stretch Amelia was leading, but Riley
challenged her and shot to the front, followed by
Lnlle B. Riley won by a length from Lulle B,
second, who was a length in front of Amelia.
Third race, selling purse for 3-year-old fillies,
one and one-eighth miles At the start Duchess
May was in front, the others bunched and well up.
Passing the stand Mandolin was 'In front, but af
terward yielded that position to Sunflower, who
led around tbe lower turn by an open length. Go
ing op the back stretch and around the upper end
of the course. Mandolin again led, and as they
swung Into the Stretch Mandolin and Kee-Vee-Na
drew away from the others, and after i driving
finish, Kee-Ve-Nawonbya nose; Mandolin sec
ond, an open length in trout ofEntry. Time, 1:53.
Fourth race, Montgomery stakes, a handicap
sweepstake for all ages, fl.250 added, one and a
quarter miles Casslus was In front at the start,
the others well up and bunched. Passing the
stand Stoney Montgomery was leading. Hypocrite
and Longcbance lapped, Casslus close up. They
raced In these positions for three-quarters of a
mile only. Casslus had moved up closer to the
leaders. As they swung Into the stretch Hypocrite
drew away from Longchance and soon cleared
Montgomery and won by a length from Stoney
Montgomery, who was second, two lengths in
front of Casslus. Time, 2:11m.
Fifth race, selling purse, lor 3-year-old and up
ward, three-quarters mileCashier. Spectator
and Orderly were In front at the start, the others
well up. excepting Syntax, who was In tbe rear.
When tbe stretch was reached, Rambler was lead
ing, and In the run home. Syntax came very
strong nd finally won by half a length from Ram
bler second, who was a length In front of Orderly
third. Time, 1:18.
Sixth race, selling purse, for 3-year-olds and
upward, flve-eightbs of a mile Chickasaw was In
front at the start; and led all tbe way around into
the stretch, and was never headed, winning by
two lengths from Duhme. second, who was half
a length in front or Bootjack, third. Time. 1:05.
Seventh race, selling pnrse for all ages, seven
eighths of a mile They all ran lapped until the
stretch was reached, when Mmtpeller drew away
from the other two and won, a length from Meta.
New York, April 27. The funeral of Albert
M. Frey, the champion pool player of the world,
took place this morning from St. Francis
Xavier Church. A mass of requiem was cele
brated by Rev. N. N. McKinnon. Many beauti
ful devices, the gifts of friends, were placed
around tbe casket In the church.
Twelve Dollar Lot :
In -this lot we include Men's
nobby Walking Suits, in three
and four-button Cutaways,
bound with silk braid and cut
from imported Corkscrews, Whipcords,
Tricots' and Diagonals. They make
elegant walking suits and are dirt cheap
at $12. . i
WE GUARANTEE THEM WORTH
COR. GRANT AND DIAMOND STREETS,
OPPOSlf E THE NEW COURT HOUSE.
Same Fine Sport, and Lively Races on a
Lexington, Kt., April 27. The fourth day
of the spring meeting. Good weather and fast
track. Sport 'flue. Betting large and book
makers unable to accommodate tbe bettors
It is learned others will be here next week.
Money seems mgre plentiful than usual and
the popularity of the course is so great that it
will require at least six more bookmakers to
do the business next week. Judges: J. F.
Bobinson, Senator Blackburn, E. H. Clay,
First race, selling purse for 2-year-olds, half
mile In tbe books the odds were: 5 to 2 Lord Pey
ton, 3 to 2 Teddy Venture. Venture led to the
three-quarters. Peyton then took It up and won
by half a length, with Zellca second, two lengths
ahead orventure. third. Time. 0:51.
Second race, selling purse for 3-year-olds and up
ward, six fuilongs In the books the odds were:
15 to J Lake View, 3 to 5 May O. May O led at the
start, then Thad Rowe, and at tbe three-quarters
Lake View took the lead, which he never lost,
winning by three lengths. May O second, two
lengths ahead or i. C. Burnett, third. Time,
Third race, free handicap, for 3-year-olds and
upward, mile and 70 yards In the books the odds
were 6 to 1 Teuton, 2 to 1 Early Dawn. Loals
D'uriedtO tbe half; Ban Hazen then showed the
way to the stretch, where Teuton came fast and
won by half length on the post. Early Dawn sec
ond, three lengths, Louis D'Or third. Time,
Fourth race, selling purse for 3-year olds and
upwards, one mile.- In the books the odds were 11
to 8, Castaway: 2 to 1. Red Letter; 3 tv 1, Jnllen.
Castaway, Stuart and Red Letter were led by a
length to tbe half by Bravoura. when the first three
came on together and In a driving finish Cast
away won by a scant length. Stuart second a neck.
Red Letter third. Time. 1:44.
Entries and weights for Monday's events: First
race, for 2-year-old fillies, four furlongs
Grade M. Teddy Venture, Happiness, Princess
Glenn, Flnella,' Silence, SprlngdelL Camella
Samantha, Nina Archer: all carry 107 pounds.
Second race, for 3-year-olds and upward,
three-qnarters of a mile Ko Ko, 110 pounds;
Probus. 120; J. C. Bnrnett, 106: May O, 89r Amos
A. 100: Red Band. 104; Luck, 113: Olaf, ICO.
Third race, for 3-year olds and upward, one and
a sixteenth miles Bonlta, 113 pounds; Marchma,
106; Ked Letter, 85; Frather, 90: Laura Davidson.
93: Wahsatcb, 95; Early Dawn, 105; Alpena, 95;
Fourth race, for 3.year-olds and upward, fifteen-sixteenths
of a mile Irish Dan, UOpounds;
Pat Donovan, 112; Vldette. 102; Stuart, 113; Flago
let, 115; Bravoura, 102; Lee Dlnkelspiel, 104. ''
Morning Has His Say.
John Murning, of Oil City, writes a very
pointed letter to this paper to the effect that
be will run George Smith 100 yards with six
yards' start. The start is big. bnt Murning de
sires that he or bis. Smith's, backers come to
time or "emit talking." Of course six yards in
100 yards is quite a start and it would be well
for both parties to understand whether that
amount of start is meant or not.
Tbo Bntler Race.
The 33-hour race, which is to commence at
Butler on Thursday, under the management of
Harry Davis, promises to be a great event in
the oil country. Tbe entries are as follows:
H. Messier, Omaba, Neb.; Tbomas Cox, Park
ersburg. W. Va.; J. Mackey, Cincinnati. Ohio;
J. J. Engledrnm, Chicago. III.; J. Brown,
Erie;Parson Tilly.ICanada: Andy Selbert, Pitts
burg; Sammy Day, England. Other local men
LouisvililE, April 27. Escort's leg Is broken,
and.be will probably have to be shot. He was
valued at 54,800.
Morris will likely be in the box on Monday.
The rain yesterday stopped all the local
The Clevelands, that is the Babies, will be
The St Pauls defeated' the Keystone
Juniors yesterday by 16 to 4.
The Riverside Grays will play the McKess
ports at the tatter's grounds on Tuesday.
The Shadyside Stars want to 'hear from any
ianiorclub. Tbey defeated the River Road
Slues by 15 to 14.
The latest All Americas have organized in
this city, and want to play any team whose
members are not older than zlyears. Wbatdo
yon think of that? Address Harry Boggs, 918
OAKLEY At her residence, 1719 Larkins
alley, S. S., on Saturday, April 27, 1SS9, at
11 o'clock t. m., Mrs. MabtE. Oaklet,
daughter of Phillip and Rosanfia Todt, aged 30
years 5 months.
Funeral notice in Monday's paper. 2
I'M GOING TO SEE
A New Plan of JLots Almost Adjoining Allison Park, on'thePlttsmi
" burg and Western Railroad, Laid out by John L. WylawU,
These lots are nicely situated within four minutes' walk ot the station, and are really;
eight lots in one. The average size isM00x200 feet and the price is but very little higher
them those just sold at Allison Park, which are but one-eighth the size.
I offer-as much ground for $300 in this plan of lots as those alongside are charging
$1,600 for. These lots are large enough to raise your own vegetables. Tho terms are but
$100 down, balance in one or two years, or 10 per cent off for cash.
Don't be induced to purchase a small lot when you can bur a half acre for the same
price. There is no finer view in the country than at Grand View a distance of- twenty,
miles can be plainly seen. ..-,. .
The property is but ten and a half miles from the city and the accommodations for 'J"
trains, stores, postoffice, etc., are complete. ' 'J'rf-?
No better opportunity for purchasing a large lot for little money is offered. "5 :$ '
Flans can be seen at my .store, or by calling I will take parties to the place. , ,,' .
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76 OHIO STREET, COR. SANDUSKY STREET, ALLEGHENY, PA.
WESTERN ASSURANCE CO.
(Exclusively Fire.) January 1, 1889.
UNITED STATUS BBANCH-ASSETS, $1,045,329 57.
NET SURPLUS IN UNITED STATES, $450,046 54,
LOSSES PAID IN UNITED STATES, $7,137,737 78.-
JOHN D. BIGGERT, Agent,
No. 61 Fourth Avenue, Pittsburg, Pa.
ONIiY $13 32
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ON THE OCCASION OF THE
GEN. WASHINGTON'S INAUGURATION,
APRIL 29, 30 and MAY 1, 1889. ; -
IRcnn -n 3--1Cj?x ToIk:e1jS
At above rate will be sold from PITTSBURG April 27 to 30 inclusive, good on ALL TRAINS -(except
New York and Chicago Limited Express) arriving in New York before noon of MayL -J
Return Coupons Valid for Passage Until and Including May 6.
CHAS. E. PUGH, J. R. "WOOD, GEO. W. BOYD. f ..
General Manager. General Passenger Agent. Ass'tGen'l Passenger Azeat, -if
Fifteen Dollar Lot :
Do you want something extra
fine in Dress Suits or Prince
Albert Suits. Come and get
one of these. They come in
fine Wales and imported patterns, with
Pants to match, or different if you
WEGUARANTEE THEM WORTH
ASION OF THE
i . Ui Ui u
MEN'S DERBY HATS,
Fine French Balbriggaii: '
Undershirts and Drawers, 'f
A great line of ;
MEN'S CRUSH HATS,
It seems absurd to offef
fresh, new goods at cost, but
the entire purchase must be
sold at once.