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THE PITTSBUBG DISPATCH, .STUTOAT, MAT 13, 1889.
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Opinions About the Some
. Club's Eecent Work.
ANSON'S LATEST VIEWS
About the Injustice of the Classifi
cation of P layers.
B0LLIV1FS LATEST ESCAPADE.
Comment on the Proposed Ellingsworth
IHS FUTUBE OP BOXING DISCDSSED
"Dryden, I mean Alexander's Feast Dry
den, in one of his beautiful little odes, tells
os that "hope with goodly prospects feeds
the ere." This sentiment is, indeed) consol
ing in many phases of daily life; not only
to the men of fortune and fashion, bnt also
to the humblest plebeian. Bnt at this stage
of the struggle for the National League
baseball pennant perhaps hope's goodly
prospects are more consoling to the admirers
of the local ball club than to any other class
of citizens. Judging from the straggle so
far there it, indeed, much to hope ior.
"Whether half of it will ever be realized I
know not, but probably it is better to lire
in hope than die in despair. We need to
hope for better work if onr baseball horses
are to cnt anything like a respectable
figure in the race. That they
can do so is just as certain
as we lire if the team was fairly into good con
dition. It Is this Improvement of condition
that we all hope for, and, if that is realized,
depend upon it the team will keep champions
and non-champions moring round like a cat on
a hot skillet When the season first opened I
pointed out the poor condition of onr pitchers,
and in a measure predicted that tbe results
would not be cheering. It was thoccht that a
few days would find al! tbe pitchers in good
condition, but Instead of that matters seem to
hare become worse. It is a pity, and I feel sure
that both the admirers of the club and lovers
of baseball generally will regret It. It is not
unreasonable to say that, whn in condition,
the Pittsburg pitchers are equal to any in the
country, and better, as a let, than thole
of the majority of League teams. This
is a statement which, I think, will be
t accepted generally, and. If it is true,
there is no reason why, providing the pitchers
are all right, the home club should not be
among the leaders from start to finish. Already
the playing of our team has taught us that
they can hit the ball and field just as good as
anybody. However, the unfortunate condition
of our leading pitchers ought to prompt both
players and officials to make better efforts to
guard against such occurrences next year.
The Xjeasoe Race.
If excitement is what the enthusiasts of the
national game want, they surely have a good
supply of it at present Ho kind of race could
well be any closer at the start than the League
race. Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Pitts
burg and Cleveland are all jumping off with a
Tim that is pleasing to see. The race is at such
an early stage yet that nothing outside of
mere conjecture can well be said. It seems
to me, however, that New York is just as
strong as it was last year. Keefe is in harness
again, and he and Welch will be formidable
opponents for anybody. If there were books
on the season's contest, judging from present
indication, New York ought to be favorite.
' Philadelphia would be an extraordinary team
were its hitting power in proportion to its
pitching power. This defect howerer, will
keep the Quakers from tbe top. Boston has
done nothing daring the week, and I am still
Inclined against its chances for the pennant
Cleveland so far has been a surprise, but it
wonld seem fair to wait until the various
teams have become steadied before comparing
the Baby with any of them. Washington may
be destined to bring up the rear. Tbe team is.
apparently no stronger than it was last year.
Chicago is rarjldly improving, and the Hoosiers
only a trine better than last season.
Anion's latest Kick.
Captain Anson, of the Chicago club, has
finally declared himself in no uncertain
way on the classification rule. He has
to a great extent pointed out a new objec
tion Co the system: the obiection re
lates directly to the exchequer of the club and,
therefore, is backed up by considerable earnest
aess. Mr. Anson has discovered that the
classification plan it neither wise in policy nor
just in principle. Jftake occasion to draw at
tention to this declaration now because when
the rule was first adopted I raised similar ob
jections In this paper. Almost singlehand I
have insisted on these objections, believing
them to be founded on common sense or logic.
The objectors to tbe plan are increasing every
week and it will be to me of the great surprises
of next fall and winter if a very radical
change is not made in tbe plan. Of course, I
have always argued that the object of the
plan was all right Jts mission was to cut down
salaries. Bnt the means is one thing and tbe
result is another. The principle of a one man
classification by what is known as "players'
averages" Is of the unsoundest mind, and as
sure as we lire there never was and never will
be an unsound principle that will lead to per
manent success. The Chelsea sage, Carlisle, in
one of his beautiful books, says that a lie can
not always exist and If this la true we may add
that trutt is immortal. It follow?, then, that
any system founded on false or untrue princi
ples or notions must eventually lead to in
creased troubles. Bo far it seems to me that
the effects of the classification plan are in this
direction. Aside from the theoretical features
of the question, which have already
been argued in these columns, Mr.
Anson cites the case of Bastian to sbow
what a great injustice is being done the Chica
go club. Tbe latter is sadly In need of a short
stop and Bastian desires to join tbe club. Chi
cago wants to buy him and pay him a salary he
desires, but the classification specter looms up
and forbids any such satisfactory deal between
tbe players and the club. Classification says
to Bastian: "I hare put you well down the list
and you cannot hare what Anson says you are
worth. Of course, you are to work tor him.
and he is able to judge as to the quality of
your services, but I won't allow any deal ex
cept my terms are occeptcd. Certainly I'm not
financially interested in the Chicago club, but
that don't matter to me. My object is to stop
you, Bastian and Anson, from making terms
catislactory to yourselves."
A Donble Injustice.
There Is nothing exaggerated in the above
because it is practically how matters stand be-
, tween Bastian, Anson and classification. Even
r If the first named does accept the lower terms
1 dictated by Classification the foregoing argn-
; mentis not at all affected. It Is apparent that
, thsre is at least a double Injustice. Bastian Is
being punished because of a rule which says
that he is sot worth as much as the Chicago
clnb thinks he Is and even wants to pay him.
Tbe club is being unjustly treated because of a
ruie wmen claims to mow more airout wnat it
seeds than It does itself. At least this is a ri
diculous state or things and It Is sate to say
that any other club than Chicago would hare
deemed tbe circumstances just as unjust as
Anson and Chicago hare done. It is a fact that
big salaries are going along just as much as
crer, and it may truthfully be added
that they will continue to do so. The
lions of the game hare so far been kept quiet
oy their getting almost everything they wanted.
It is only tbe modest and, to a very great ex
tent, players of every day use that are appar
ently the Tictims of tbe rule. It ever the
Players' Brotherhood had an idea of doing any
thing for the benefit of tbe players It has an
opportunity now. I don't mean that any rule
can be changed at nresent but something can
be done toward forming definite plans of action
lor the proper time.
The Derby Surprise.
It has often been said that nothing Is so un
certain as the "glorious certainties" of the
Eturf. They seem to be as numerous and just as
startling as the unexpected results in baseball.
rA week ago anr of ns could hare
f secured listeners to bear us talk about
the probabilities of Washington whitewashing
I the Giants for an entire week, but I question if
B anybody wonld hare listened to our talk about
Spokane defeating Proctor Knott and winning
Stfie Kentucky Derby. We might and proba-
i tu wvuu, uto Des considered tbe victims 01
a hallucination had we taked about the cu&e
Spokane beating the rec 01 drWell, these things
hare all occurred this -wrek. They are now
real andjiard facts of history, and doubtless
they will often be referred to-wlth regret, Spo
kane, indeed, surprised both the talent and
the public lam quite free to admit that I
was one of tbe surprised. Simply because
Spokane did not appear to be even & danger
ous horse in the race. On the other hand,
Proctor Knott has been such a wonderful per
former that one was hard to convince that any
thing In the country could beat him. However,
he was beaten, and while I don't want to
detract any glory in the least from Spokane, T
am of opinion that a better horse than he is
ran second to him. There is every reason to
beliere that had Proctor Knott not swerved
when approaching the distance he could hare
beaten Spokane handily. The sturdy son of
Luke Blackburn got out of his course a little.
Whether this was or was not the fault of
Barnes, his jockey, lam not prepared to say;
but I do say that Knott lost the race by that
mistake. According to accounts he was going
full of running and comfortably in the lead,
when he turned his head a little. He at once
dropped behind before Barnes could get him
steadied. The jockey, of course, saw the
gravity of the mistake and made a tremendous
effort Tbe horse responded gamely, and
when the wire was reached he was only
beaten by a nose. With a finish like this who
will say that Proctor Knott couldn't hare won
if all bad gone wellT And if he had not raah a
mistake what reason is there to suppose t&at he
couldn't hare finished the race one-half or at
least a quarter second better than Spokane's
record? The horses will meet again, and most
assuredly I cannot believe Spokane Is superior
to Proctor Knott until they have met again on
even terms and an honest victory gained.
Elllngsworlh and Dempsey.
Joe EHingsworth has once more come to tbe
front and if all stories are true he and Demp
sey are to meet in 'Frisco. For some time past
Ellingsworth, who will be 'remembered
as the New York amateur pugilist
has been declaring himself. He has
often stated that he would like to be a full
pledged professional and that he thought he
could defeat Jack Demnsey for the middle
weight cbampionsbip. Of course Ellingsworth
is a good man and if he is as good as he used to
be will make it warm for any middleweight
He is well sclenced and a good hitter, but if he
It no better than be was and If Dempsey is no
worse than be used to be. I cannot tee where
Ellingsworth's winning chance comes in. It
seems safe to say that Ellingsworth Is not the
equal of McCaffrey in boxing, and if this be
true Ellingsworth will have the hardest task
he ever had in his life to hit Dempsey and the
latter will almost be able to hit Ellingsworth
when he chooses. These expressions are made
assuming that Dempsey will be in his best
form. He may not be as good as he has been,
howerer, and I will not be surprised if he is
not Dempsey has had a long spell of "running
around" and this must hare some effect How
ever, if Dempsey cannot gain a 'victory from
Ellingsworth I don't know what he would do
Few people who hare taken any interest in
the proposed Sulliran-Kilrain fight will be sur
prised to read of John L's latestlescapade. In.
tbe language of one of bis friends "he was
making things howl" at New York on Friday.
It does seem that drunkenness is chronic with
Sullivan and his sprees are so frequent that
there is no novelty at all in bearing of or read
ing about them. True his friends hare steadily
declared that be has not been drinking at all
and that the reports to the contrary Mere
circulated by his enemies. A plea of this kind
in the face of Sullivan's public carousals is
ridiculous. Sullivan's latest, howerer, only
shows him to have lost almost all moral forti
tude, or if that phrase is too ethical, all will
Sower seems to hare left him. The
attio day between him and Kilrain
is fast approaching and Sullivan is about 230
pounds in weight At most his weight ought
not to exceed; 190 pounds when he enters the
ring. Personally,! think that too heavy, but
It seems customary to have men as big as pos
sible. Welt if he fights at 190 that .means he
must be reduced 40 pounds in about two
months. In view of Sullivan's prolonged dissi
pation it may be safe to say that if he can go
through the ordeal of training required by his
condition ana can appear in the ring In first
class shape he will be tbe most wonderful man
we have had in the pugilistic world. It
really does seem strange to me that
his backers cling to him so stead
fastly if a battle Is really meant The
amount of money alleged to be at stake is so
great that one would naturally think Sullivan's'
sprees would not In any way be tolerated. An
other change has been made in his training
arrangements. He is now to go with William
Muldoon to the latter's farm, near Chautauqua
Lake. The Coney Island clan has therefore
been abandoned. Muldoon's place is ten miles
from a saloon, and It Is expected that this con
dition will keep Sullivan sober. It maybe that
it is too late to put into operation a method to
keep him sober. He may be physically ruined
now. Kilrain -will return to this country as
soon as he receives the pounds, shilling and
pence which he expects to get from bis Condon
benefit While he has not been in strict train
ing, he has been exercising daily.
"Will Boxing Decline r
Henry Sampson, the English authority on
boxing, makes the following interesting state
ment regarding the boxing boom in England:
Just now I stated my belief that the present
boxing boom will not bare a very prolonged
existence that is, as an attraction for folk
who until comparatively recently never were
attracted by it Tbe reason for this belief is
that there is not enough talent about to en
courage the dilettante sort of a patron to per
severe and become in the fulness of time a real
lover of the science. Men like myself and
others whose names will suggest themselves,
that always were fond of a bit of boxing be
cause they understood it, and who would and
did endnre some inconvenience and discom
fort so as to get what they wanted, will
still remain; out they are not one
In a thousand as compared with the
mobs who now gasn to see glove fights, and whe
are just as well pleased when thoroughly well
humbugged as when tbey hare a real good dish
set before them. With all the demand and all
the groveling before it on the part of writers
who, when boxing was down, roundly abused
it webarenotyetdereloped anything in the
shape of a real first-rater, measured as boxers
ere measured when Mace, Wormald, Napper,
Nolan and dozens like them got their creden
tials. All four I hare mentioned could not
only spar in a way which would have made
them certain winners in any competition for
points at thier respective weights with nowaday
boxers, but tbey could do much more. They
could fight with bare knuckles were well tried
in battles which brought qualities into play
such as are seldom or never required in the
trials of to-day which have brought about a
race of feather-bed champions. Eren these
thread paper creatures, the best of whom
might faint if asked to fight half a dozen
rounds in which hugglngs on the ropes and
heavy falls on hard ground, as well as severe
punching, had to play their part, are none too
numerous. Now a man who can brag, and who
haa braggarts at his back, is champion almost
before he has earned the right to rank with
what we used to call novices. Besides lack of
-SKill, I am much afraid there is a noticeable
lack of pluck among some ot those who. If long
tongues and loud months were boxing skill and
capacity to endure punishment wonld be far
greater heroes than ever were Belcher or
Pearce, Crlbb or Gully. Itis really wonderful
bow some of the champions ot now manage to
take their beds and be seriously 111 whenever
there is an opportunity for them to obtain real
distinction. Three or four years ago I saw one
much-bepuffed modern boxer do his best to
knock out and seriously Injure a poor little fel
low not much more than half bis size, under
circumstances that gave more than usual ad
vantage to the bigger man. Since then, when
ever this bigger man has been about to meet
men of his own weight who seem at all danger
ous, he has become either sick or has done
something to make tbe judicious grieve that
such skill as be possesses should bave taken up
Its abode In so contemptible a corpus.
It Applies at Home.
I quote the above because to the letter it ap
plies to the pugilistic or boxing condition of
things In this country. But it seems to me that
tbe opinions expressed, by Mr. Sampson have
been more or less known here for a long time;
experience has taught us already to a great ex
tent what he is now complaining of. A year or
so ago when boxing was at its highest pitch
here, we had a country full ot champions who
daily wanted to fight anybody or everybody
f our ronnds for the receipts and the cham
pionship." Boxing Is going back a little, that
is, public boxing, and just as It declines to do
tbe number of so-called pugilists. If there was
no boxing at all it might be difficult to find ten
prize fighters In tbe country. As long as there
are gloves and receipts depend upon It the
bowling boxer who defies the world and claims
all kinds of championships will be with us.
CHEAP FLOOR COVERING.
We hare 5,000 ingrain art squares, 1 by
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reduction oi 33 to 60 per cent from former
prices, to close them out
We will want room ih a few weeks for
large new stock of goods, consequently now
is bargain time all over the bouse.
627 and 629 Penn avenue.
Combination Patterns 100 entirely
new combination dresses will be opened on
Monday, the 13th inst They are worth $30;
our price until close, $15 each.
iVWFSu Huotjs & Hackx.
ED MOKRISWAS PIE.
Anson and His Boys Had a Picnic
With Him, -and.
PITTSBURfl ONCE HOBB LOSES.
Bostons Seat the New Torts br the Latter's
THE BABIES AGAIN BEAT THE HOOSIEKS
Chicago, May U. The drizzling rain
which came down -from the leaden clonds
to-day started a fungus growth on the
Chicago-Pittsburg game. It sprouted lich
ens, mangoes, horse-chestnuts and white
lilacs. It made the ground look like a
brickyard. It filled tbe air with a Eepul
chrio smell, and it made everybody feel as
though he was in a cave which was leaking
at every pore. It was a good day to sit in
the jaws of a rail fence and shoot ducks, but
aside from this there is no especial reason why
the day should go on tbe books at all
The Chlcagos won because they couldn't help
It After they had been shut out in the first
Inning tbe Pittsburgers began to slug Hutch
inson's "Home, Sweet Home" delivery. Han
Ion was the nrst to take a good whack at it He
knocked the bars out of the first verse, and
then Beckley slugged the chorus over the
fence. The only thing Dunlap found when he
came to bat was the bass violin and the clario
net KNOCKED THE PIDDLE OUT.
He caught the dropsical fiddle in the paunch
and dropped it over the Harrison street wall
for another home run. Then Maul banged tbe
clarionet away out with it Into the center field
for a base. It now looked as though the Chl
cagos' orchestra had been knocked out of
shape. The visitors had piled up three earned
runs. Old Anson grew very red and the patter
ing rain pattered throngh tbe pat hands which
he patted on the pockets of his pantaloons.
Carroll and Miller went out from Pfeffer to
Both sldejs were shut out in the second in
ning, tbe feature of tbe fielding being a one
hand stop by Pfeffer ot a screaming old shot
from Sunday's bat Up to this time the Chl
cagos had been unable to do anything with the
grinning red-faced Morris. But in the third
inning they began to feed off him. It was a
cold lunch in tbe drizzling, sticky rain, but the
spectators seemed to enjoy the banquet
Ghoulish looking Hutchinson sank his fangs
on the ball for a base. Ryan was not so hungry,
and sat down. Van Haltren, howerer, was
ravenous. He was swinish. He stuck his fork
In the ball, which looked larger than a man
hole, and then swiped It with his knife.
THEY ENJOYED COLD LUNCH.
The spherical looking pudding went, up into
the air with a noise that sounded like a cough
of a horse in a chnrch stable, and after soaring
in a diagonal direction, dropped among the
hoopskirts and tomato crates in a vacant lo in
Harrison street. Two runs came over tbe
plate. It needed only one more to tie the
score. Morris took a reef in his trousers and
wiped the rain out of his eyes. Then be gave
Duffy his base on balls. Anson plucked the
wishbone out of the ball for a base, sending
Duffy to third. Pfeffer, who was also
hungry, was given a pudding, which he
dropped with a soft mellow noise
away out In center field. Duffy crossed the
plate and the score was1 a tie. The crowd
yelled uproariously. Anson was now on sec
ond. Farrell popped up an easy fly to Smith.
Old Anson trotted out on the base line to make
a demonstration in order to disconcert the
effervescent and carbonated "Pod." He
"jumped in front of tbe shortstop, waved his fat
rea arms ana openea ms race, amun sunpiy
squeezed tbe ball and before the "old man"
knew what he was about he was folded in a
seat double play from short to second.
THE CBOWD SOAKED.
Old Anson ground his chops and turned a
vindictive blood-thirsty glance toward the grand
stand. The visitors were shut out in their half
ot the inning. A phenomenal running pick up
by Pf efier being the feature of the fielding.
After Burns bad been retired in the fourth,
Qombert, tbe lusty young man from Monon
gahela wbc has been doing some terrific batting
daring tbe past week, lifted the ball over
Maul's head for three basses, and scored a
moment later on Hutchinson's second safe
drive to the center field. Ryan's ground ball to
Miller caught Hutchinson on second, and Van
Haltren's long fly to Maul retired the side. The
visitors again took the lead in their halt of tbe
inning. The rain was now falling steadily and
the ball was difficult to handle. Maul got his
base on balls and was advanced to second on
Carroll's sharp hit to Hutchinson. Little Mil
ler then caught tbe ball between the eyes and
dropped it among tbe carriages for three bags,
sending Maul over the plate. Barns' fumbleof
Smith's hard hit let Miller borne. Then Pop
Smith started to steal second. Farrell threw
so wild that the runner reached third and on a
passed ball the renerable sprinter from Pitts
burg crossed tbe plate with the sixth run.
Morris and Sunday struck out
MAUL -WENT IN TO PITCH
against the Chlcagos in the fifth. The change
was advantageous to the visitors for an inning
at least for the Chlcagos were shut out in tbe
fifth. After two of the Pittsburgers had been
retired in their half of tbe inning Dunlap mado
a safe hit and was driven around tbe rest ot
the circuit by Maul's furious hit to the left field
for three bases. Tbe score now stood 7 to 4 in
taror of Pittsburg. Maul now lost control of
the slippery ball. He struck Qumbert out but
spoiled this bit of good work by sending
Hutchinson, Bran ana van Haltren to bases
on bails, with the sacks loaded little
Duffy dropped the ball Into left field
for two bases, sending Hutchinson and
Ryan over the plate. Then Anson
smashed a scorching grounder to Dunlap.
Tbe Eastern captain got down on his marrow
bones, stopped the bail, and he fired it on a
straight line to Carroll to catch VanHaltron,
who was tearing down the base line. The big
catcher muffed the ball, and the runner
scored. Pfeffer got his base on balls. Farrell's
Sounder to Smith caught Pfeffer at second,but
uffy scored before the ball could be returned
to the plate. Burns 'closed the inning by
striking ont The visitors went out in order
In tbe last half of the Inning. The score now
stood 8 to 7 in favor of Chicago. Singles by
Onmbert Ryan and Anson and a doable by
Dully gave the home team three more runs in
the seventh, the visitors not being able to get a
man past second. Tbe grounds were now so
wet that Umpire Lynch called the game.
CHICAGOS. 8 B P X XlPrTTSBUKG BBtll
Kyan, ..- 2
Duffy. r.. 3
Anson, 1... 0
Pfefler, 2... 0
Farrell, c. 0
Burns, a.. . 0
Humbert, 1. 2
Hutc'ion, p 2
Sunday, r... 0 0
Hanlon, ra.. 1 1
Beckley, l. . 1 1
Dunlap, 2... 2 2
Maul, p&l. 1 2
Carroll, c... 0 0
Sillier, 3.... 1 1
Smith, s 1 0
Morris, p & 1 0 0
Totals.... U 12 a IS S
ToUls.. ..7 7 2115 2
Chlcagos 0 0 3 10 4 3-11
JfitLburgs 3 0 0 3 10 08
Earned runs Chlcagos, 8; Plttsburgs. 4.
Two-base hits Uufl'v.
Three-base bits Miller, Mant Qumbert
Home runs VanHaltren, Beckley, Dunlap.
Sacrifice hits Kyan 2, Dnffy, Farrell, Smith.
Double plays Smith and Dunlap.
First base on balls Chlcagos, 8; Plttsburgs, 2.
Hit by pitched ball-Beclley.
fctruck oat Chlcagos, 2; Plttsburgs, 7.
Passed balls Farrell, 2; Carroll,
Time of game One hour and 30 minutes.
COSTLY "ERRORS. .
The Giants' Mistakes Giro Boston a Good
Boston, May 1L A wild throw by Murphy
in the eighth inning and a muffed fly by Con
nor let In three runs to-day, and gare Boston
tbe game. The contest was full of brilliant
plays. Hatfield surprised ereryboay by his
effective pitching. Boston's hardest hitters
could do nothing with him, except Brouthers.
BOSTOX. "BIB T X XIKIWTOBE. B B F A X
Brown, 1.... 2 0 1
Iohntton.m. 10 2
Kellv, r..... 0 0 1
liroolhers.1. 0 2 12
rtlehd's'n, Z. 0 0 0
Kay. 3. 0 0 1
Quinn. .... 0 14
Bennett e .. 0 0 S
Clarkson, p. 1 l 1
Georce. m.. 0 0
Tlernan, r.. 0,0
Connor, 1... 1 2
vvara, a..... x u
Blchd's'n.2. 0 O
O'K'rke..!.. 0 J
Hatfield, p.. 0 1
nuxphy, c .. 0 3
Totals 4 42715 2 Totals 3 92711 2
Bostons 1 000000304
NewYorks 0 00800000-3
Kara edrnn New Yorks, J.
Two-base hit Brouthers.
Three-base hit Clarkaon.
BscrtncehlW-H. Klchardson, Ward, 2;D.JUch
ardson, Hatfield. Murphy.
Stolen bases Brown, Hatfield.
First base -on balls Brown, 2: Brouthers. Ben
nett, Clarkson, Hatfield, U'Konrke. Whitney.
First base on errors -Bostons,l;.New Yorks. 2.
Btrnckout Brown.2; H. Klchardson, Clarkson.
Quinn. George, 2: D. Klchardson.
Willi pltsh-Hatfield. .
Time -Doe hour and minutes.
Umpire Carry and Fessenden.
The Hoosiers Drop Anoilier Game to the
Cle vel AND.May U. Indianapolis was Bared
a shutout to-day in the ninth inning by Sat
cliffe's mnff of a thrown ball at home plate and
singles by Buckley and McOeachyaada double
byGetzein, The game wasrery exciting. The
attendance was 1.800. Score:
CLSVXLA'D B B P A XlrKDrANT'S'B B P A X
Strieker, 2 0 2 2
McAleer, in. 1 2 2
MeEean. s.. 1 1 0
TwltcheU, 1. 0 1 1
Faatz, 1... . 0 0 12
Kadrord, r.. 0 2 .1
lebesn, 3.... 0. 2 '1
Satclirr, c. 1 1 8
Beatln, p... 10 0
beery. 1 0 11
UlSSSCOCE,S. U Z 0
Dally, C....0 0 3
Snlllran, m. 0 0 1
McGeac'v, rl 1 2
Basset L 2.... 0 0 1
Schoen'ck,!. 0 0 U
Qetzeln, p.. 0 1 2
Totals 41127 13 2 Totals 2 7 2717 2
Cleveland! 0 040000004
Earned runi-Clevelands, 3.
Two-base hits-Strieker, Mitchell, Glasscock,
Sacrifice hlts-Strlcker, McGeachy, Bassett
Stolen bases-Strlcker, 2; McAleer, MeEean,
Badford, 2. ......
First baseonballs-Cleveiands.1; Indianapolis, 4,
Struek out-Clevelands, 6; Indianapolis, 7.
Time-une hour and 40 minutes,
AN EASY TASK.
The Phillies Touch Up O'Day and Beat the
PnrxADELPHlA, May 1L The Phillies had
an easy task in defeating the Washlngtons this
afternoon. O'Day was both wild and ineffec
tive and his support was decidedly loose. The
local players fielded superbly and batted hard,
while the visitors played without any dash or
go. Banning came in to catch at the beginning
of the seventh inning. Score:
PUILXD'A. B B T X X
WJLSITTON. B B t X E
CIcmenti, c. 4
Fogarty, m. 1
wson, r... 1
Mnlvey, 3... 0
Andrews, 1. 1
Farrar, 1.... I
Mailman, s. 1
Bufflntou, p. 2
Hov. m 0
Shock, 1 0
uarney, r... o
Myers, 2 1
Morrill. 1... 0
Sweeney, 3,. 0
Mack, c... 0
O'Day, p... 0
Totals 14 16 27 10 11 Totals 1 7 27 15 5
0 2 0 2 0 0 7 3 0-14
Washlngtons 0 0 0 Oil 0 0 01
Earned run-PhlladelphiasLS: Mfashlngtons, 1.
Two-base hits Thompson, wise.
Three-base blts-Delahanty. Fogarty, 2.
Home run Clements.
Sacrifice hits-Murrey, Farrar, Ballman, 2;
Donble plays Delahanty unassisted.
First base on balls-Off Bufflnton. 4; oil
Hit by pitched ball-Fogarty.
Struck out-By Uufflngton, 2; by O'Day. L
Passed ball-Mack, 2,"
A Letter From Phillips.
President Nimick receired a letter from
Manager Phillips yesterday in which the latter
talks about tbe condition of the team. Con
way's arm is still sore, and Staley will be saved
for two games at Boston. Conway and Morris
may probably pitch the other two. Manager
Phillips criticises the work of Umpire Lynch,
who so far this season bas steadily decided
close questions against Pittsburg. It seems
that Lynch, ih his imperioasness and bigotry,
means to make it Very warm for the local team.
Dawn to Sixth Place.
Tbe following table shows the correct stand
ing of the League clubs up to date. It will be
seen that Boston and Philadelphia are tied for
first place, while .New York Is close behind.
The local club is falling somewhat rapidly and
is now in sixth place:
; r ; tr " s
0 0 0 0 2- 3 i i
s 97! 8"s eioss
The Browns Simply Pulverize the Balti
St. Louis. May lL-The Browns fairly
slaughtered Cunningham to-day, and they won
with ease. King pitched la excellent form and
was well supported. Outside of Tate, Cun
ningham was well supported, considering the
heavy hitting of the champions. The game
was witnessed by fully 4,000 people, but It was
too one-sided to be Interesting, Score:
St. Louis 2 5 0 14 0 4 2 2-20
Baltimores 0 002010104
Base hits St. Louis, 19: Baltimores, 12.
Errors St. Louis, 3; Baltimores, S.
Pitchers King and Cunningham. 1
At Kansas City -'
Kansas Cltys 1 0101200 1-6
Columbus 1 0 0 6 2 0 0 S -12
Earned runs Kansas Cltys, 2: Columbus, 2.
Base hits Kansas Cltys, io: Columbus, 8.
Errors Kansas Cltys, 8: Columbus, 4.
Pitchers McCarthy and Mays.
Athletics 1 00000000-1
Loalsvlllei 0 12000020-5
Base bits-Athletics, 6; Louisvtlles, 12.
Errors Athletics, 3; LoulsrlUes, 0.
Won .Lost. fit.
St. Louis IS 6 .7
Baltimores. ...12 S .600
ItrnnWlvni 10 R AM
Athletics 10 9 .826
Cincinnati s. ..10 11 .478
Columbus 8 13 318
LoulsrlUes.... 4 17 .194
Kansas Cltys. .11 10 .M5
HOLLAND'S DECISION REVERSED.
The Association Directors Give the Athletics
the Disputed Brooklyn Game.
Cincinnati, May 11. A meeting of the
Board of Directors of the Association was held
here at the Grand Hotel this afternoon after
the arrival of the Brooklyns from Louisville.
President Wykoff, who was Louisville's proxy,
took the chair. There were also present Presi
dent Borne, ot the Columbus club, and Secre
tary Stern, of the Cincinnati club. Treasurer
W. H. Whittaker, of the Athletics; President
C. H. Byrne, ot the Brooklyns, and Umpire
Holland all testified as to. the incident at Ridge
wood last week, and after the evidence was all
In the board passed the following resolution:
Resolved. That it is the opinion of the board
ot directors that the game played at Ridge
wood, N. Y., on Sunday, May 5, 1889, between
the Athletic Baseball Clnb and the Brooklyn
Baseball Club, Umpire Holland erred In decid
ing the came a draw, and tbe board of direc
tors hereby reverses the decision and gives the
game to the Athletic Baseball Club by a score
of nine runs to none, as provided .for in Rule
61 of tbe Joint Playing Rules.
President Byrne preferred charges against
Curtis Welch, under Section 63 of the Consti
tution, for conduct unbecoming a ball player
on the field.
Professional Baseball Catcher Strike
harder, Dempsey; my hands are a little soft
and I want to be ready to hold the ball when
the season opens. Lift.
JtoB a finely cutseat-fitting suit leave
yonr order with waiter Anderson, 700
Smithfield street, whose stock of English
suitings and Scotch tweeds is the finest in'
the market; imported exclusively for his
Combination Dresses -
For $15, worth $30 each; 100 of these; en
tirely new designs; latest coloring; opened
this week. HuorS & Hackk.
Silk gloves and silk mitts black sad
colors cheapest at Sotesbaum & Co, 'a.
1EITWE TIH ABOUT.
Frank A. Bnrr Writes of Er-Politt-cians
Who Are-Iow Seeking
A FORTUNE IN THE METEOPOLIS.
Bow Jim Scene Dropped $11,990,000 Into
tbe Tiger's Month-
BIG FEES PAID NEW lOBELAWXEBS
rCOBRESFOITDIIfCE OT HI DI8FATCB.1
New Yobk, May 11. "See Naples and
die," is an old expression given to illustrate
the very limits or natural and artificial
beauty. "See New York and live," is now
the coming proverb with most of those men
with big hoards who have Ohtgrovvn the
primitive conditions of their early lives in
professional and political pursuits. It is
not unnatural that men who have made
large fortunes in the great West or South
should seek this, the financial center of the
New World, for their residence and base of
operations. Hoit of them have done so, until
the great money mart of this continent is con
trolled by those who began far away from
here and hard down on the ladder of life.
Some have lost, bnt most of them have won
in the mighty contest that is going on "here,
day in and out, year in and year ont.
Very few of the old-time New Yorkers
play in the rapid game of speculation that
is constantly going on here. The penchant
oi the Vanderbilts is for railroads; that of
tbe older families for real, estate. The
Astors especially are given to accumulating
real property to hold, and so extensive are
their operations that, strange as it may
seem, they are frequently cramped for ready
HERE IS AX XLLTSTBAXIOZT.
Qnly a short time ago a gentleman of
abundant means needed $100,000 in ready
cash. He had frequently borrowed that
and even larger sums. Therefore, he gave
himself no concern about it until about the
time he needed it, when he walked con
fidently into Mr. Astor's office on Twenty
sixth street, and asked for the loan of $100,
000 for a short time.
Mr. Astor looked up at him with sadness
in his eyes and in his tone of voice.
"My dear friend," said he, '1 should be
delighted to accommodate yon, bnt really I
do not know where I am going to get the
money topay my taxes."
I saw Jim Keene walking along Broad
way with Leonard Jerome, whose daughter
married Lord Randolph Churchill and is,
one of the leaden of social life in England.
V. TsMm. IB (TAttlni .A anrl !, inn.
sinoe ceased to push in the hustle which is,
constantly going on in toe metropolis, where
competition in all the realms of life is severe
and heartless. He now contents himself
with a quiet clnb life with old time friends.
-Mr. Keene occupies a different sphere. He
came here a few years ago from the Pacific
coast, and although not yet an old man, as
the world counts men's ages, he is looked
upon as a back nnmber around the old
haunts that used to know him so well. A
friend strolling with me who knows him
TOBK BT THE TIGEB.
"Mr. Eeene dropped $11,000,000 into the
tiger's mouth," as Wall street is termed
by many people. He came here from Cali
fornia with great wealth, lots of courage
and a desire to bo regarded as one of the
money kings of the world. He was a dan
gerous customer to many of the big.mea on
the street, and as they could not combine
with him, they combined against him, and
eat him np. One would naturally think
that a man with $11,000,000 would be satis
fied with hfs pile, bnt they rarelvever
"Is Mr. Keene poor?" I asked.
"Very poor for a man of his ambitions. I
think his family has a competency which
he gave them in the days of plenty and can
live at his ease the balance ot his life. But
what is independence without action to a
man who started with several millions with
an ambition to be tbe eqnal of Jay Gould,
Huntington, Enssell Sage and others?"
It is not of the Western financiers who
have congregated in New York that I de
sire to write just now. It is of those profes
sional men who take another vein of en.
deavor and work it to the limit Perhaps it
is not unnatural that men who have been in
public life as lawyers and politicians should
desire to find clients where fees are very
large for a minimum amount of labor.
SHE PLACE FOB LAWTEK3.
Wayne MaoVeagh, who "established an
office here alter he left Garfield's Cabinet as
Attorney General, once said to me:
"Host all big lawsuits in this country
find their terminus or beginning in New
York, and a man who desires to enjoy the
cream of his profession must have connec
This suggestion led me to look at the men
of distinction in the law from distant States
who have settled here within1 the past few
years. It was not difficult to discoverthem
and their places. Only a day or two ago I
saw a half a dozen of them on the street one
First ex-Secretaty Brlstow, of Kentucky,
came strolling leisurely along. He has
changed considerablr since he was influ
encing in Grant's Cabinet for better or
worse some of the most remarkable features
of our national life since the close of the
.Rebellion. He was an officer in the Union
Army, and General Grant after the war
made him District Attorney of Kentucky,
ills native State. He then brought him to
Washington as Secretary of the Treasury,
where he started the floodgates of scandal in
General Grant's administratlombrstriking
the Whisky King in its most vital point.
The fight was a bitter one, and Bristow won;
yet not without the loss of a prestige which
he could never regain. He made the fatal
error of becoming a Presidental candidate
while engaged in a great public duty.
Justly or unjustly, many people thought he
made this dnty a vehicle for his own ad
vancement General Grant always thought
so, and never forgave him.' During this
controversy there was a very dramatic scene
at the White House one morning.
A DRAMATIC SCENE.
Late one night the story was brought to
General Grant s ears that Bristow was going
to have his son, Fred, arrested for complici
ty in the whisky ring frauds to help his own
candidacy for the Presidency. Bristow
heard oi the rumor the next morning, and
immediately went to the White House and
said to the President that if he thought Jiirri
guilty of any breach of faith with him in any
particular his resignation was at his dis
posal. Grant refused to consider it, but
never again had cordial relations with tha
Secretary of the Treasury.
The harsh conditions of that contest
hroucht Bristow to Neyr York to nractice
law, and he has made a winning here so far
as money is concerned, m aoes not mingle
in politics at all, and very little in any
character of public life. He lives quietly
uptown, and attends strictly to his law
practice, finding in its exactions oblivion
from the disappointments of a political
career begun brilliantly and ending in strife
General Tom Ewlng, of Ohio, is another
eminent public man who sought relief from
his political losses -and gains in the giddy
whirl of tbe metropolis. The most con
spicuous part of hia life was spent in aad
for his native State, where his whole family
succeeded in making their mark. He was
A GOOD SOLDIER,
with the rank of Major General, and came
to Congress with a good show for a great
publio career at a time when big men and
big questions were up for consideration. He
at once took a leading place. While in the
House of Representatives he was nominated
for Governor, and General Augustus Y.
Bice, who was in the tame Congress with
him, a one-legged soldier, was nominated on
the same ticket with him. The Democrats
offiured this soldiers' tfek'et. 33m? were
"beaten Jjy Ofiarley Foster, the "Hwtler,"
and siaiev that time General Swing has
fbrsworai political effort' and settled down
here to win money at the law. He lives
quietly up at Youkers, on the. Hndson, and
is content to look upon pnblio lileaa a
Vanity Fair, which he has quit forever.
Ex-Governor George Hoadlly, from the
game State, is another conspicuous example
of the disappointments ofpoliticalendeavor.
So long.as he was content to pursue his pro
fession in Cincinnati, beseemed to be happy
in his Western horj, but he was elected
Governor by a curious tarn in the wheel of
fortune and two years of power left a long
ing for a broader sphere of publio action
which he could not get. He therefore came
to New York into aq established firm to
forget in the whirl of its rapid life the fol
lies and eccentricities of popular applause
A PBIQHTITIi EXAMP1E.
Milton J. Southard, who was a member of
Congress for several terms from tbe Buckeye
State, is another frightful example of the
uncertainties of publio life. As soon as he
got out of Cougress he could not stand the
narrow limits of country life In Zanesville
and he came to this great city to make
money at the legal profession. He married
over in Jersey and has his home there.
Jliltorr-Saylor, who was for some time
acting speaker of the House of Representa
tives after Michael J. Kerr's death, also
fretted and fumed in the narrow limits of
Cincinnati after he got out of Congress un
til he reached this city with an ambition to
practice law here. '
Frank Hard, also of Ohio, one of the
ablest men that State ever sent to Congress
also spends much of his time here in the,
pursuit of legal business, now that he is out'
of political life.
Colonel Bobert G. Ingersoll was enticed
away from a lovely life in Peoria, HI.,
in. 1876 to the disappointments of Washing
ton only to end with a law office in New
York, where he makes a great deal of money
and has a fair amount of enjoyment.
John S. Wise, of Virginia, whose life's
ambition was to be Governor of the Old
Dominion, as his father had been before
him, served one term In Congress and then,
being beaten for Chief Executive of "Vir
ginia by Fitzhugh Lee, soon tired of his
old home and reached the metropolis as the
attorney of a big corporation at a large
WEHxtro a Vudge's ophtiojis.
General Eoger A.Pryor, aho of Virginia,
is a conspicuous illustration of the ups and.
downs of political life. A General in the
Confederate army, a brilliant member of
Congress before the war, he found after the
war no happiness in 'the old associations
which first Drought him into prominence.
He drifted into New York in search of
power and money. His early experiences
were not pleasant. He came here at the
time when the Tweed ring had its iron hand
on every feature Of life. It owned the
Courts, the Legislature and every other de
partment of government The Judges were
corrupt and oftentimes Ignorant General
Pryor was poor, and necessity often compels
men to work in fields they would otherwise
shun. He was obliged to take references or
almost any small commission from the
Judge MoCunn was then on the bench. A
rough and ignorant man, unlettered in the
law and in almost everything else. He en
listed this talented Virginian's favor in
writing his decisions, and it came out in
later local proceedings that General Pryor
wrote nearly, if not quite every important
decision that this Jndge made. Tbey were
so universally sound in law, as well as per
fect in diction, that McCunn was regarded
as one of the strongest Jndges on the bench.
When the expose came he died of a broken
heart, and although General Pryor's asso
ciations with him and the courts had been
entirely honorable, he was 'not benefited
during the storm of indignation which fol
lowed the death of the Tweed King.
COUXSEL 70B TIXTOK.
His first appearance in a great case was as
one of the counsel of Theodore Tilton in the
Beeoher trial., His work there attracted
Sublio attention and from that day he has
eenavery successful man at the law and
in every other phase of life that he has
chosen to cultivate.
Dan Dougherty, of Philadelphia, the silver-tongued
orator of Democratio nominat
ing conventions, finding no chance for polit
ical advancement in tne Quaker City and
very little for big legal business, is now a
familiar figure among the legal lights of this
great financial mart
John E. Dos Passos, of Philadelphia, is
another example of the tendency of attorneys
to practice law where money is easily made.
So also is Charles W. Brooke, of the Qua
ker City, who, having'run for Congress and
District Attorney on the Democratio ticket
and been beaten, came home to make gold
at the bar.
General Butler, of Massachusetts, is, I
believe, the only big legal light from New
England who has a prominent office in this
city. He has an ordinary lawyer here in
his absence, but he keeps an eye to the big
cases fn which there is money, and can be
brought here at any time if the fee is large
CLEVELAND AS A XAWTEB.
Study the latest and most significant ad
dition to the bar of New York. The man
who little more than two months ago was
the Chief Executive of the nation has hnng
ont his shingle and is now one of the big
lawyers of this city. After the glamour of
public life in Washington had ended the
humble city of Buffalo, on the lake, where
his whole career both as lawyer and poli
tician was made, had no charms for the ex
President when his season of power and
glory had ended.
The same is true of the great Conkling.
who settled here to find in the hazards and
exactions of a lawyer's life sterling relief
from the regrets of a' pnblio career which
should have entitled him to the respect and
admiration of the 'nation.
Other characters of lesser note from dis
tant States have also, drifted hither. Bat
in looking over the list I was struck with
the number of men prominent in public
life who seemed to have lound a residence
here as soon as they could no longer bask
STJKSHIirE OS" POLITICAL TAVOB.
One of them said to me that the reason
men of superior legal attainments came to
New York was because work here was com
paratively easy. Most of it was done in the
office, while large fees were many times as
easily earned as in any other place in the
Another one explained that a man was
unfitted to live in the humble surroundings
of a country home or an inland city after he
had once gone out and tasted the'exhilara
tionof power andof communion with people
from all parts of the country. This I take
it to be true, and therefore as you look along
the great thoroughfares of New York or
glance into the law offices you will find men
seeking relief from political disappoint
ments in the business of great corporations
for big fees.
After all, life is a curious study here, and
you get a new phase of it at every turn of
the haphazard existence that is found in
eyeryline of human endeavor.
1558 Telephone 1S3S.
Is that Dickson, the tailor, of 65 Fifth
avenue? Yes. Send around to the hotel
and get my last spring' suit and put in as
good shape as that last one you cleaned and
repaired for me; saved me from buying a
new suit Yours, etc.,
Xxcnnlon to Cincinnati.
B. & O: B, B. will sell excursion tickets
to-morrow, May 13;-d Tuesday, May 14,
at rate $840 the round trip, good to return
until May 20.
All the new shades and colors in awn
ings at Hamaux & Son's, 637 and 639 Penn
Black Goods Handsome novelties for
summer wear, entirely new effects. See
window display. Hughs & Hacee.
Beeb, Ale aad , Halt Extracts for sale by
G. W. BefaaMt:i mi WTifth ave. .
FLUSHED TBE IASTEE BOMIt
A Setter fiog tar Snle Became He fere Vt
New York Graphic
The wife of a New York newspaperman,
wio lives ou Columbia Heights, near Cran
berry street, Brooklyn, is anxious to dis
pose of a beautiful, trained Irish setter dog.
Her husband i3 an amateur Nimrod, and
tbe dog was presented to him by a friend a
few days ago. This is the reason she wants
to get rid of the animal:
Her Easter bonnet, a marvel in its wa?,
and for which she paid $30, had a bird's
wing on it. When she returned from chnrch
last Sunday she carelessly threw the bonnet
on a lounge. Tbe dog was in the room at
the time. Catching sight of the bird's wing
he immediately "set" the bonnet. Before
the lady could realize what the dog's actions
signified he had ponnced upon the bonnet
and torn it to pieces. Now, she says, she is
going to make the dog pay for her headgear
by selling him for what if cost.
A CEISIS IN HVE MIDI..
TTnoiaal Demands Canse a Short Snpplrof
There is said to be a crisis just sow in the
false hair trade. The" great hair jdressers of
London, Paris and Vienna have placed
orders for hair which it will take the sup
plies of five years to satisfy, and the amount
of fair hair brought into the market is be
ginning to fall short When the hair was
worn in a short coll on the nape otthe neck,
as was the fashion a few years back, little
false hair was used, and the complaints of
the hair dressers were loud and deep.
Since ladies, however, have taken to pile
their tresses on tbe top of the head an ad
dition is required by those to whom nature
has not been bountiful in the matter of
locks, and hence an increased demand,
which the introduction of the catogan has
only served to stimulate.
Ezxbaobdikabt bargains in cream,
pink and blue ribbed vests, 13c up, this
week, at Eosenbaum & Co.'s.
sSSBiH lilll rnFNV Mi IP IB'
This Company Is inaposltion to furnish anything frora a gallon of Milk or Cream ta any amow4
desired. In connection with the Creamery they always have In stock a large line ot
OHIO STATE CHEESE
of their own manufacture. As this is the largest establishment of the kind (exceptiag MM$?
in this part of tbe country, they can furnish the lowest market rates. '
Making their own ice and having their own refrigerators at the Creamery enables them Mr
always ship goods In first-class condition.
P' UFRMPQ Cor. Old Ave. and Boyd SV
1 I IfeMlftlWIfcai Wj
P. B.-WE GUARANTEE STEADY HUPPLT.
The credit business in Pittsburg has certainly become a;
live issue. So much so that so-called Cash Houses ia many
instances have closed their doors, and the days of many;
more are numbered. The Credit System of doing business;
has certainly taken front rank, shoulder to shoulder, with tha
best business houses in the city. And why not? A man gets)
his yearly salary by monthly or weekly installments. He pay
his annual rental of house by monthly installments, or, if he,
so desires, pays the Purchase Price of the same dwelling in a!j
like manner (interest included); in the course of time he be
comes the happy possessor of his own property. Likewise
with the many pieces of xeal estate offered to-day by small
weekly or monthly payments, so also with Pianos and Organs,
and last, but not lease, the proper furnishing of a comfortable,
home. Truly, indeed, it is a LIVE ISSUE, and the com
fort attained from the same is very evident in many house
holds. Thousands of people weekly attest this fact, and by
making their .homes more comfortable live the happier.
It would be a pleasure to us should any reader of those
few lines take time to see our large and varied line of
Our own make of
Parlor and Library Furniture.
Remember that we are the only Credit House , in Pittsburg that
manufactures their own goods in this line, and rather than make shoddy
goods, will lose the sale, because shoddy goods will not wear. ' J
The Largest Line of Bedding
Is also kept by us. Springs and Mattresses innumerable axe, in stock
in this department We make a special study, as comfort should be the
first essential when resting. Our line, of
ICE CHESTS AND REFRIGERATORS
Are unquestionably the best for the money ever offered. See them be
fore purchasing elsewhere. We have also the DAVIS SEWING MA
CHINE, which is without doubt the handsomest and best Sewing Ma
chine to-day in the market, beside being 20 less in price than any other
in the market Remember that, while we are originators of the Credit
bystem, we also do a tremendous uasn business. Call as early in uw
day as possible to make your selections.
HOPPER BROS, k CO,
307 WOOD STREET. 30,f
li k texrjr8Km;MsTniojr. -
The Beags'ter VaMhfcea Talaabli zVlaLe
and Wtaa tbe Case.
A gentleman1' dwnd a very valuable .
mocking bird, of whick he thought a good
deal. The bird was stolen. Thegentlemaa
was very much put out over it, and hunted
everywhere to recover .it He heard of a
visitor from the North, who, had purchased
a mocking bird and was about to leave
the port on a sailing vessel. The
gentleman concluded that he would go
down to the vessel to see if the bird was not
his. Upon reaching the vessel, SHre enongh
he found a man with a mocking bird, which
he at once recognized as the one he had lost.
He told the visitor that the bird belonged to
him, and the visitor asked his how he
could recognize the bird frora, ay other,
and was unwilling to give it np antil teM
evidence had been given of ownership.-
The Savannahian finally said that be
would make complaint before a magistrate
and if he did not prove by the bird itself
he would not make any further claisa to it
So together they went before Magistrate
Bailford, who had hia office at the time ia m
little building where the, Custom House
now stands. The complaint was made, and
the claimant of the bird said that he would
prove that the mocking bird was his by tha
bird itself. The magistrate was somewhat
surprised, and asked:
"How are you going to do that?"
The gentleman replied that he would
whistle an air, and if the bird took it np
and followed him It ought to be sufficient
evidence of ownership. If the bird did sot
follow lum, then he would make no further
claim to it.
He whistled the tune. "St. Patrick's Day
in the Morning," and the bird joined in and
whistled it through without any interrnp
tion. The magistrate said : "I am satisfied
the bird is yours. I don't want any further
evidence of the fact of ownership." The
visitor was charmed and wanted the bird
badly, and offered $100 for it, but the owns
refused to part with it for any amount.
Not only does Dabbs show the best of
taste in his photographs, but he has the rare)
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