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The General Collapse Among
the Leading Pitchers.
CAUSE OE TfiE BBEAKDOTO
Opinions About the Meeting of the
SO'MMEW HOLES GREATLY NEEDED
Comment About the Late Challenge of
TILE ABOUT TEEMEB AND GATJDAUE
One very singular feature among the clubs
of the National League during the week has
been the absence of the star pitchers from
the box. There is any amount of license for
saying that probably there never was a time
when so many of the first-class men were
disabled, some of them temporarily and
some permanently. To a great extent the
same condition of things is to be found in the
Association. There must be a .cause for this,
because such men as "Welch, Keefe, Morris,
Conway, Sovders, Caruthers, Elmer Smith,
Bamsey and a host of others couldn't well
it, mi oe mueriug irum sore arms togeiuer
wunout a general or common cause. Dome
good authorities, both in the Association
and in theXeague, claim that the change in
the pitching rules relating to balls and
strikes has much to do with it. The three
strike and fonr-ball condition forces the
pitchers down to great effort to get the ball
straight. Doubtless there is a great amount
of truth in the above opinion, but I hardly
think that it is the entire cause of the ex
tensive collapse. "Winter training and
winter care certainly has had con
siderable to do with it, and this
feature is of snmcient importance to
players and officials alike to demand tbe most
careful attention next falL Probably tbe two
clubs tbat are suffering most from tbe above
difficulties are the New Yorks and the Pitts
hurgsi and the most singular thing about this
fact is that both clubs looked stronger than any
other two clubs In the country as far as pitch
ing power was concerned. They are at present
weaker than any other two clubs in the League
in the way of pitchers. However, good may
comaof it. We are told by a very wise man
that there is a certain amount of good in any
thing that is evil, and if this is so it may be
that there is a blessing in the present troubles
It is possible that in being forced to try young
pitchers a phenomenon or something like It
may be found.
Features of the Strntclc.
"While the above difficulties have detracted
Somewhat from the League race there has still
been unusual interest centered in the contests.
"Everybody seems convinced that the Pittsburg
club Is passing through a very trying ordeal,
and although a long string of continuous de
feats has fallen to their lot they bave done
nobly. There are other clubs that might have
become totally demoralized under the circum
stances, but instead of becoming so depressed
as that, the borne talent "has contested every
Inch of ground in the most stubborn and re
markable way. Well, the temporary collapse
of our leading pitchers ought to prompt the
local club officials to never rest until they have
secured two or three of the most promising
young pitchers tbat can be had. It is these
young fellows who must perpetuate the game
and wise, indeed, is the manager
or president who always has a
good stock ot them. Unfortunately it is
true'1 tbat wears nearly at the bottom of the
list, and just as sure as we are there, just as
certain is it that weould have been as near
the top had onr pitchers kept right As will
be seen in the League avenges, we head the
list in fielding, and .If our pitchers had been
all right we might have beenVear the top in
batting, because the other cl.Abs vould not
have had such slugging picnics Vith us. How
ever, the race is early yet, and wheu once we
get Into shape we'll soon make up lost ground.
Kruram, tbe young Soutbsider. may turn ont
to be a gem. and Beam may be a "useful
f- man to tbe team. Morris fully expects to re?
k loin the club at Philadelphia andGalvin will
' try and do the same. If they can accomplish
this and are in good condition the team ought
to win a few games before returning home.
Boston has.been playing amid victories all week,
but no comparison can be made between Bos
ton and New York because of the latter's crip-
i pled condition. True. Ed. Hanlon says that
.Boston i tne Det natting ciud in the League.
Ed., bjvever, has only seen Boston against
weaVr pitchers. It ill be a few weeks before
th League clubs generally are settled down to
heir respective gaits.
The Brotherhood Meeting.
According to arrangement, the Ball Players'
brotherhood will meet in New York to-day.
"What tbe business definitely is has not been
-made known, but it is certain that the salary
plan will be one of the leading questions for
discussion. The classification system is un
doubtedly of more importance to the players
than anything else. It is now no longer a secret
Chat the players as a body are mnch opposed to
-the system; even those who evidently can get
, along without being interfered with for such
there are, strange to say object to it. Bo far
there has been comparatively little test of the
system. As far as tbe high, or as they have
been called, "the ruinously high" salaries are
concerned, they are all existing yet, and
are likely to do so j ust as long as th e players
who are receiving them are deemed valuable
enough to be paid high figures, it is also safe
to say that should the classification plan con
tinue, when the present stock of high-priced
players run oui oiner mgn-pncea men will ap
pear. This may grate harshly on the ears of
some of the League magnates who claim tbat
tbe new plan was adopted in good faith. Of
course it was, but at its adoption I argued that
methods would be devised by which it
couia De evaaeu. we an know tnat this has
been done,and this fact prompts roe to say that
ft, just as soon as circumstances require it other
- ina-ina eT orarifrt tVia mla tin II Vta rlie.
covered. This, then, ought to lead us
to the conclusion that the classification
system is to a great extent contrary in its
effects to what it was designed to be. It bears
heavily on the young and less prominent play
ers, while those who are and who have been
receiving the big salaries are going along un
molested; indeed, some of them bave more
this season than they ever had.
A Better Plan Xeeded.
The Brotherhood, if it is of any use at all, has
an opportunity to prove its utility. If it can
devise a plan open to less objection than that
adopted by the League, it will have done good
work. I am one who believes that one of tbe
most ruinous features of tbe baseball business
is the high salaries and tbe high bonuses of
players, and while this is true, it is
quite as true that high salaries will never"
effectually be cut down except every
official of every club means to act according to
tbe letter and spirit of any rnle tbat may be
adopted. Tbe Brotherhood has, undoubtedly,
a better chance to formulate a plan superior O
that of the League. Tbe magnates of the
latter adopted their plan in as much bnrry and
thoughtlessness as boys display at school an
hour before they leave on their summer vaca
tions. Tbe Brotherhood has time to examine
and discuss tbe subject exhaustively. It would
be foolish to expect that it would resolve to en
force any change until after tbe season ends;
changes at their request could not be made
except all tbe League officials were perfectly
willing to indorse. hem. However.Idunotfora
moment think that any of the prominent mem
bers of the Brotherhood have ever dreamt of en
forcing or demanding any change until the sea
son is over. They would only snow their lack
of business ideas by making any such re
quest. Almost all of them are under contract
lor tbe season, and that settles the matter.
However, none of us wbo are interested in
baseball need think tbat the classification plan
will not be a burning question next fall. The
Association is to deal with it, and that body,
together with the Players' Brotherhood, will
-certainly have important amendments to make
"to the present plan.
Tbe Assuclctlon Rnce.
About 90 people out of every 100 who
take an interest In baseball affairs bave already
'Come to the conclusion that St. Louis has an
other virtual walkover for the Association pen- I
nant. It certainly looks as if Vonder Aheand
Comiskey would finish, np five-time winners
with a lot to spare; at least, I would "not like to
put myself in a position to say that there Is a
club in the Association that can beat
the Browns out I don't think there is.
So far the Athletics bave been a big disap
pointment. They were looked upon as the
freat rivals of the St. Louis champions. Tbe
biladelphia aggregation, however, as stated,
has weakened considerably of late. Tbey set
ont all right, but what some may term a "hard
luck" spell has overtaken them. There is no
reason for saying that the Athletics will defeat
the Browns, and the same may be said of
Brooklyn's chances of victory. Cincinnati,
too, looked dangerous at one time, but tbe
dangerous feature has, to a very great extent,
vanished. There is an Interesting considera
tion, however, in this connection, viz: If the
Browns win tbe Association pennant again,
what effect will it have on that organization?
I don't think the effect will be a good one. Just
as sure as any of us don't like to be beaten in a
race year after year, just as sure it is tbat we
don't like to see the same nartv win everv time.
This is human nature, and the principle holds
good among ball clubs. It must be galling to
such people as the Brooklyns. Athletics and
Cincinnati to be beaten year after year by the
same victors. This must take consiaerable in
terest out of tbe contest. However, the at
tendance at the various Association games has
been good, but it may not be wide of the mark
to say that as tbe contest progresses and the
Browns continue to be winners tbe conse
quence, financially, will not be good.
Aboot tbe Scnllcrs.
Is may be surprising to some people to find
that Teomet and Oaudaur have not yet been
matched. I confess that I am surprised at this
fact, and I know that Join A St. John is. A
few weeks ago matters looked as if a match be
tween these two scullers was certain, and now
it seems as if a contest between them was as
far off as ever. I have refrained from dealing
with this question in these reviews until now.
hoping everv day tbat something definite wonld
De done by the parties interested. However, it
seems that I have been hoping against hope. I
do not want to attaclkthq blame of breaking up
negotiations for a match to anvbody in particu
lar. I am, however, in a position tq lay all tbe
farts of the case plainly before tbe public, and
u x uo tnat tne pumic can tnen juage lor ltsen.
Tbe facts are these: Several wreks ago Teemer
issued a challenge through The Dispatch to
row Gaudaur or anybody else a series of three
races at the following distances: Three, four
and five miles. St. John, in behalf of Oaudaur.
replied that the latter would row Teemer three
races of two, three and four miles respectively.
St. John visited Pittsburg and requested
Teemer to meet him here. Teemer failed to
meet the visitor, but the writer was requested
to represent Teemer. As a result St. John re
fused to go on with a match except
Qaudaur was allowed to select the
course for the first race. When St.
John bad left the city Teemer forwarded articles
of agreement to him, many or the conditions
being rejected by St. John. The latter then,
thronghthe writer, sent a new copy of articles,
and tbe only condition tbat Teemer objected to
in them was that "three races should be rowed
under any condition." Teemer desired tbat if
one man won the first two races tbe third be
not rowed. Tbe writer wired St. John on this
point and tbe latter conceded Teemers re
quest. Teemer was informed of this and noth
ing has been heard from him since. St. 'John
has inquired once or twice regarding whether
or not Teemer intends to sign the articles. This
is exactly how matters stand just now, and
whether or not a match will be made
I know not. It looks, however, as if Teemer is
not as ready to row now as he was when his
original challenge appeared. I believe that he
is anxious to row, but tbe hitcn.I am informed,
is in his party. However, if he does not row
Gaudaur at present it may be that they will
meet in England, because we may exDect all
the leading rowers of the United States to be
in England during tbe proposed race between
O'Connor and tiearlo. - '
More Tnrf Surprises.
Spokane's Deiby victory was probably no
more of a surprise than Exile's victory In tbe
Brooklyn handicap or Carroll's in tbe Carlton
stakes. The latter seemed to go away from Cap
tain Brown's pair. Reporter and Buddhist, with
ease. Reporter was slated to be in good shape,
and if this was so Carroll mnst be a good horse.
Exile made an easy victory In the Brooklyn
and upset the talent. A few of the "knowing"
people invested on the winner, but not many.
However, the most Interesting race, if not
tbe most important, was the Clark
stakes won by Spokane, This contest
was interfering because for the second time
P,roctor Knott and Spokane met and for the
second time Spokane won. The Derby winner
made an easier job of it than be did for the
Blue Ribbon event, and as a result the major
ity of people are of opinion that Spokane is a
superior horse to Proctor Knott. Certainly,
two victories is strong reason why the above
opinion should be the right one, but there arc
many things in horse racing that lead people
wrong just at a time when it would seem im
possible to get any other way but the right way.
jlany generations of people have seen horse
racing and they have noticed time and timeagaln
a horse beaten by his Inferior. Probably one
of tbe best Illustrations of this point can be
found in Ben D'Or's victory in the English
Derby when he defeated Robert the Devil. Tbe
latter was points better than his victor in that
race, although he was beaten. I am still of
opinion that had Proctor Knott been rightly
jockejed for the Derby he would have won it.
The fact that ne made such an extraordinary
finish goes to show that he did not swerve be
cause he was tired. Had he not swerved in the
stretch there is nothing to show be would not
have won. His defeat in the Clark stakes is
explained by the fact that be is sick. Of course
I am not arguing that Spokane is not a better
horse than Proctor Knott, but I yet contend
that there is snffic ent reason to snow that the
houses bave not been fairly tried yet. In a
word,1! contend that Proctor Knott ought to
have von the Derby and tbat people in a posi
tion to fcnow state that he was sick when he
ran In tht'-Clark stake.
It has long biSn known to tbe American
sportingpnblic that one of the great essentials
of a leading pugilist is to issue sweeping chal
lenges defying all the Vorld. One of the last
effusions of defiance u tbat of Billy Myer.
He comes out of his Illinois retirement to say
that he will fight any lightweight in the world.
This is interesting in view of tbe fact that Jack
McAuliffe already has a challenge out to fight
any lightweight in the world, and so has Jem
Carney, the Englishman. It does seem that
there is too much talk for business, and prob
ably the cause of Myer's challenge lies in the
fact that he has become engaged in tbe variety
show business. Certainly it would be of inter
national Interest were Myer and McAuliffe to
fight again, but I cannot avoid tbe con
viction tbat a man who really wants
to fight has little to do with challenges.
It ., is this system of challenging through
the newspapers that has brought dozens of
useless alleged boxers befdie the public, and
who have pocketed tbe public's money. Myer
may be in earnest with his challenge. I assume
be is, but it seems strange that McAuliffe's
challenge has passed by unheeded so long. It
is also oingular that two men who are in the
same city, and wbo in many cases meet each
other twice or thrice a day, should rush to the
newspapers to cnaiienge eaun other.
However, McAuliffe has covered Myers' for
feit and we'll wait and see what comes of it.
Whether or not Myers will agree to fight within
200 miles of New York to a finish I know not.
He ought to consider that the last contest be
tween him and McAuliffe was fought out West.
Myer cannot object to a "finish battle," but it
would probably be better for them to fight
under London Prize Ring rules if they fight
A Hint to Tort Patrons.
Generally speaking, horse racing is more
popular now in this country than it has ever
been. There are more horses and more races.
The number of each bave become so numer
ous that it is an Impossibility for anybody
interested in turf affairs to get along without a
reliable guide. It is a pleasure to state that a
guide ample in all respects is before the public
and without hesitation I can recommend
"Goodwin's Official Turf Guide." The first of
tbe semi-monthly series Is now out, a cooy of
which has reached this office. A more useful
and a handier work on turf affairs is not to be
found and its price is very low. The general
office of the "Guide" is 211 Broadway, New
"Of all the sad words of tongue or pen,
The saddest are these it might have beenl"
Bat ahl irom Atkinson's New Mown Hay
The judge could never have ridden away.
To Comply With the Popular Request
Kaufmanns' have consented to continne
for one week longer to give an elegant
mahogany or oak hall stand, tree of charge,
with every purchase of a suit costing 10
Excursion to Ohio Pjle on Decoration Day.
Baltimore and Ohio Eailroad will sell ex
cursion to Ohio Pyle at $1 50 round trip.
Train leaves Baltimore and Ohio depot at 8
A. m., returning arrives in Pittsburg at 8:50
To Bicycle Riders.
A 48-inch wheel "American Ideal"
bicycle, which has been used but one month,
will be sold lor S25. For particulars, call
at 67 and 629 Peun avenne.
For a, good fitting suit or pants go to Pit
cairn's, 434 "Wood st.
10 DEEAI ABOUT IT.
The Home Talent at Last Scores a
STALE! PUZZLES THE GIANTS.
Chicago and the Senators Play an Eleven
0THEE GAMES IK THE EAST AND WEST
(SPECIAL TELEGBAM TO TXIK DISPATCH. 1
New YcJbk, May 16V Stupidity cost the
New York club a game to-day. It was the
second contest between the New York and
Pittsburg clubs, and 4,500 spectators were
on band expecting to see a good game, but
instead they saw one full of very "rocky"
plays. At the beginning of the game a
heavy fog blew in from the sea, and during
the whole game it was more or less dense.
Sheets of it dashed into the spectators' faces
and made them shiver. At times the out
fielders looked like shadows through
the fog and a ball bit to them was
caught with much difficulty. It was proba
bly this that caused Gore to turn Sunday's
single into a three-base hit in the sixth in
ning. The visitors made no such plays as this,
however, probably because they are used to
playing in smoke. They did fine work, these
visiting outfielders, and tbey cut off many
hits tbat looked safe.
SMILING MICKEY 'WEI.Cff,
although not well as yet, went in to pitch.
Ewing was to have caught him, but his back
was still lame from his pitching, so he sent
Brown behind the bat in his stead. The in
field, too'was changed. Richardson's injury to
his finger in Friday's game prevented him from
playing and Ward moved around to tbe second
base corner of the diamond, while Hatfield
played short stop. The contest was one in
which the pitchers did all the hard work.
The display of pitching skill by Welch and
Staley was very pretty. Both were very ef
fective and onlyf our hits were made off either.
Tbe shortstops on either side came in for lively
work as is usual in these pitcher's games.
Smith did well at times, but his errors were
very costly. Hatfield never played a more
cool-headed game. His six chances were ac
cepted with the skill of ait old timer.
STALEY SETTLED DOWIT.
The New Yorks hit very hard at times, but
the ball In nearly every case dropped into the
waiting hands of an outfielder, or went into tbe
pocket of one of the infielders. Staley was
steady when his side were in a close place, and
more than once he prevented runs. He was
somewhat wild at the start, but settled down
after the third inning.
At the beginning of tbe game Staley gave
Tiernan and Hatfield their bases on balls. Yet
with only one man out the New Yorks failed to
score. -The visitors did better than that.
Sunday waited until the crowd had finished
cheering Welch, and then he sent the ball
safely down the left foul line for one base. A
base on balls to Hanlon and two passed balls
gave the Smoky City lads, with the
Princeton College collars, a run. No
one feared that the New Yorks might
not overcome this slight lead, but as it turned
out they would never have done so had not the
visitors come to their assistance. Tbe New
Yorks' second inning was a very peculiar one,
and it Is not often that a club can go through
an inning like it and not score at least one run.
A base on, balls to Ward, a hit to center by
O'Bonrke and a base on balls to Whitney filled
the bases with no one ont. 'Welch came to
tbe bat and was doubled up with Ward. Gore
got first on balls and Tiernan went out at first.
THE GIANTS SCOKED.
The New Yorks took a turn it scoring in the
third inning, and two runs gave them a lead
for a short time. The first tally was brought
in by Hatfield, who, after hitting safe to left
field, made one of the prettiest plays of tbe
season" in base running. Brown bit a slow
grounder to Smith, and Hatfield started to
take two bases on the play. He had no
trouble in doing so. Beckley made a
bluff to catch him, and threw so wild
tbat Hatfield walked home. Smith then
came in for his share of the bad plays. After
fumbling Ward's grounder he threw the ball
over Beckley's head and the runner took third.
From this point he scored on a wild pitch. It
was then one, two, three on either side until the
sixth inning, when Welch caused a burst of
cheers by hitting safe to center field
for one base. He did not better it.
Sunday in tbis inning drove the ball Into
tbe fog at center field, and although Gore was
out there somewhere the ball dropped safe and
danced about until the lively center fielder
had brushed the fog away enough to see it.
Snnday was on third base by this time, and a
hit to right field by Hanlon allowed him to
cross the plate. A wild pitch and sacrifice hit
let Hanlon score. However, the latter run
should not bave come in.
A FEW DIFFICULTIES.
It was a bad ball to handle and bad ground
to handle it on, and when it got to Ward he
juggled it long enough to let Hanlon get home,
but still had time to get his man out at first.
Then tbe machine work began again and con
tinued until the ninth inning, when the New
York club failed to take advantage of their last
chance of victory. When the inning opened
not one among the large number of spectators
could have said that the New Yorks had a
chance to winT The outlook was no better
when Ward attempted to bnnt the ball and
beat it to first and failed. Then there was a
change. Smith fumbled O'Bourkc's grounder
and James got to third, when Whitney
dropped tbe ball safely into center field for one
base. Whitney stole second and the New
Yorks seemed sure of a run. They did not get
it because of stupid base running on the part
of both Whitney and O'Rourke. Whitney
Elayedtoofar off second and Staley caught
im off the base. O'Rourke should have seen
that either he or Whitney was sure to go out
and should have attempted to get home, but
he did not move from his base and the con
sequence was that Whitney was pnt out. Then
Welch hit to Hanlon and the game ended.
MWTOBK. B B r A EIPITTSBtTRG R B P A E
Gore, m 0
Tiernan, r.. 0
Hatfield, s.. 1
Connor, 1... 0
Brown, c... 0
Ward. 2 1
O'K'rfee, 1.. 0
Whitney, 3.. 0
Welch, p.... 0
Sunday, r... 2
iianion, m.. l
Kecklev. 1. .
Maul, f. 0
Sillier, c.... 0
llunlan. 2... 0
Knehne, 3... 0
smith, s 0
Staley, p..). 0
Totals 2 4 2115 2 Totals.. .3 4 2715 3
NewYorks 0 0200000 0-2
Plttsburgs 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 -S
Earned runs Hew Yorks, 0: Flttsbures. 1.
Sacrifice hits Brown, Sunday, Hanlon, Beck
Three-base hits Sunday.
btolen bases-Tiernan, Hatfield, Ward, O'Bourke,
Double plays-Smith and Miller, Beckley and
First base on balls By Welch, 1: by Staley, 5.
First base on errors New Yorks.2; i'ittsburgs, 1.
Mruck out-By Welch, 1; by Staley, I.
Passed balls Brown, 2.
W1M pitches-Welch, Staley.
Time-One hour and 30 minutes.
O'BRIEN WAS WILD.
His Mistakes and Timely Hits Downed the
BoSTOK.May 18. O'Brien gave the first three
men their bases on balls in to-day's game, and
as Boston followed up with two doubles and a
single and O'Brien with a poor throw, the
home team made six runs. In the second in
ning Boston made three wretched errors, and
as thev were interspersed with three singles
and a triple, six runs were made by Cleveland,
and the game was tied. A muff by Radford, a
three bagger by Brown, and singles by Ganzel
and Broutbers gave Boston three runs in the
ninth, while Cleveland made one on three suc
cessive hits after two men w ere out Attend
ance 6.019. Score:
BOSTON. B b p A I
CLEVELAND B B r A X
Brown, 1.... 2
Johnston, m 1
OanzelL in.. 1
Kellv. r 1
Strieker, 2.. 114 4 0
McAIeer, m. 2 1 2 0 0
McKean. s.. 0 2 1 4 o
Twltchell, I. 2 1 0 0 0
Kroulbers,l. 2 3 10
RIchd'e'n, i. 10 1
Nash, 3 114
Qulnn. s.... 0 12
Bennett, c. 0 0 5
Clark son, p. 1 1 0
raaiz, i. ... i z 11 Z U
Badlord, r I 2 2 1 1
itbeau, 3.... 0 0 13 0
Zlnmer, c... 1 0 3 3 1
O'Brien, p.. 0 1 3 1 1
Totals 8 10 27 18 1
Totals.....l0'8 2710 6
Bostons , 6 0 0 0 10 0 0 3-10
Cleveland 0 6010000 18
Earned runs Bostons, 3; Cleveland, ,
Two-base hlts-r'Nash, Brouthers.
Three-base lilts-Brown, btrlcker.
Sacrifice bits-Kelly, Klchsrdson, Nash, Faatz.
Radford, Zlmmer, O'Brien.
Stolen bases Brown. Johnston, .GanselL Kellv.
Blehardson, JtcAleer, yaats. "
First base on balls Brown. Johniitnn. WaHv
-Bletardson,. ' "
Hit by pitched ball-Tebeau, Twltchell, Mc
AIeer, Bennett, 2. .
Stmck ont Klcbardson, McAIeer, Twltchell,
Eartford, O'Brien, i
Passed ball Zlnmer. 1.
Wild pitches-O'Brien, 2,
;Tlmo of game One hour and 47 minutes.
Umpires Kcssenden and Curry.
Anson's Youths Have to Struggle to Beat
I be Senators.
Washington, Ma; 18. Eleven innings were
necessary to decide the Washington-Chicago
game to-day, and the latter club won in Ryan's
single, a base on balls and sacrifice hits by
Duffy and Anson. The interest was at fever
heat all through the game, and tho two clubs
forged ahead of one another four times. Ryan
and Sweeny were badly off in their work, but
the latter player somewhat atoned for his
loose fielding by timely batting. Van ualtren's
work in all respects was the feature. Score:
WAEH'TON. B B P A K CHICAGOS. lB?it
Hoy, m 1
Shock, 1 1
Myers, 2 2
Sweeny, 3... 1
Mack, ir 1
Morrill. L.. 0
Ebrlght, c. 2
Haddock, p. 2
3 2 2 2 5
2' 2 8 10
Horns, a.. .
Totals 13 14 31 18 Totals .... 14 14 33 10 8
Washlntrtons 0 322130200 0-13
Chlcsgbs 0 0 6 0 6 1 ,0 1 0 0 1-14
Earned runs -Washington!, 4 Chicago, 7.
Two-base hits-Hoy, Duffy, Burns.
Home rnns-Haddock, VanHaltren.
Bacrlllce hits-Wise. Mack, Haddock, Morrill, 2,
Anson, Duffy. .
Stolen bases-Shock, 3. Duny,Pfeffer,2.
Double plays rfeffer and Anson, Van Haltren
and Sommers.: . . .
First baseon balls-Off Haddock, 5.
Hit by pitched ball-Mack..
Struck out-By Haddock, 6: bv Gumbert, 2.
Passed balls Sommera, 3: Ebrlght.
Wild pltches-Dwyer, 2; Haddock, 1.
Time Two hours and 30 minutes.
Th'e Phillies Handle the Ball Well and Beat
Pheoadelphia, May 18. The Phillies again
defeated Indianapolis this afternoon, this' time
by cleaner fielding. Both Bufflnton and Boyle
were hit hard at times, and the outfielders were
kept busy. Bufflnton was a shade tbe more
effective when men were on bases. Attend
ance 7,500. Score:
PlIILAD'A. E B F A ElnrOIAN'P'S B B P A E
Seery. 1 0
0 0 2
2 4 1
8 0 0
9 0 0
3 0 0
Denny, 3.... 0
Sullivan, m. 0
Myers, c... 0
MiGeac'v, r 0
Boyle, p.... 1
Totals 5 12 27 5 0 Totals 4 1126 10 4
Hallman out for interference.""
rhlladelphlas 0 011200105
Earned runs-Pblladelphlas, 3: Indianapolis, 4.
Two-base bits Wood, Delehanty, Bufflnton,
Bines 2, Denny.
bacrlllce hits Thompson, Farrar. Hlnes.
btolen bases Wood, Delehanty, Fogarty2, Mui
Double play Delenantv and Farrar,
First base on balls Off Bnfflnton, 2;-Boyle, 3.
Struck out By Bufflnton, 3.
Time One hour and 3J minutes.
Into Sixth Place Again.
The following table gives the correct stand
ing of the League clubs up to date, and also
shows correctly how the clubs have fared with
each other so far as they have met. The Pitts
burgs, by winning yesterday's excellent game,
once more take sixth place. The Chicagos also
stepped beyond the Clevelands yesterday. The
Bostons still bead the list, and may continue to
do so until two or three clubs become stronger
in pitching force:
Cincinnati 1 2300010' 7
Baltimores 2 00 0 0 0 106
Earned runs Clnclnnatls, 5; Baltimores, 1.
Base lilts Clnclnnatls, 11; Baltimores, 5.
Errors Clnclnnatls, 4: Baltimores, 3.
Pitchers Dory ea and Kllroy.
Columbus 0 0200000 13
Louisville 1 17 0 0 12 0 1-13
Base hits Columbus, 4; Loulsvilles, 18,
Errors Columbus, 2: Loulsvilles, 4.
Pitchers Wldner and Ehret.
At Kansas City
Kansas Cltys 3 "0604011 0-15
Athletics 0 300200038
Base hits Kansas Cltys, 18: Athletics, 10.
Errors Kansas Cltys, 5: Athletics, 6.
Pitchers Conway and Sowders.
At St. Louis
St. Louis 0 0200001000-3
Brooklyns 1 00000002026
Earned runs bt. Louis, 1; .Brooklyns, 4.
Base bits St. Louis, 6: Brooklyns, 6.
Errors St. Louis, 2: Brooklyns. 2.
Pitchers Chamberlain and Terry.
Oar Boys Win.
IsrECIAL TELEOBAM TO THE DI8PATCB.1
East Liverpool, O. May 18. The Our Boys
team, of Pittsburg, defeated the Crockery
Cities here to-day in a good game by 9 to 4.
Base hits Our Boys, 12; Crockerys, 7. Pitch
ers Deitz and Carey.
WESTERN PA. LEAGUE.
Unlontown Sailers Its First Defeat at the
Hands of Scottdale.
rSFZCIAI, TELEGBAU TO THB DISPATCH.
Scottdale, PA. May 18. The TJniontown
clnb received its first defeat this- season this
afternoon by tbe home team. Both clubs
played to win, bnt the Scottdalcs proved too
much .for their opponents, both at the bat and
in the field. The battery work of Manafee and
Cargo and Milbee's batting were the principal
features of the game. Score:
Unlontowns 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 1-3
Scottdales 1 0221100 0-7
Earned runs Scottdales, 4; Unlontowns, 1.
Three-base hits Millhee, 2.
Base hits Scottdales, 11: Unlontowns, 8.
Errors Scottdales, 3; Unlontowns, 7.
JohnstoTrns. 5 Greenbnrs, 3.
(SPECIAL TELEOBAM TO THE DISPATCH.
Johnstown. Pa., May 18. Following Is the
result of to-day's game:
Johnstowns 2 0000201' 5
Greensburgs 1 00010000 2
Earned runs Johnstowns, 1: Greensburgs, 1,
Base hits Jobnstowns, 5: Greensburgs, 6.
Struck out Johnstowns, 6: Greensburgs, 5.
Batterles-Johnstowns, Keyser and Kellar:
Greensburgs, Lour and Wilson.
rSPZCIAI. TELEGRAM TO TBE DISPATCH.
Wheeling, May 18. There was a good
game hero to-day. The attendance was COO,
Wheelings 0 12181121 3-15
Daytons 3 01111050 0 12
Batteries Wheelings, Hydlnger, Kennedy and
Zlmmer; Dayton, Hunger, Lemmons and Pres
cott. Base hits Wheelings, 17; Daytons, 12,
Errors Wheelings, 4; Daytons, 8.
Mansnelds 0 00020102 5
Springflelds. 0 4 110 4 2 3 "-15
Batteries Walsh and Fitzslmmons; Lawless
Base hlts-Mansilelds, 3: Springflelds, 21,
Errors-ilansflelds, 6; Sprlngfields, L
Time of game Two hours.
Cantons... 1 0 0 0 2 0 8 0 314
Hamilton 0 00001100 2
Hits Cantons. 13; Hamlltons, 6.
Errors Cantons, 2: Hamlltons, 2.
Batterles-Blley and Doyle, Gallabcr and Lan
scr. A Baseball Dispute.
ISPECIAL TELEOBAM TO THE DISPATCn.t
New Yoee, May 18.-The New Haven base
ball nine bave brought about a complication in
signing Thomas W. Corcoran, which is liable
to result In a snit which will be the first of its
kind. Corcoran is a New Haven boy, and when
Manager Spence learned that he was lying Idle
he immediately set about securing him as a
shortstop for the New Haven team, Tho
Wilkesbarres refused to release him tor $300,
asking 81,600, bnt on the discovery that be was
not of age when he signed the contract he
simply donned tho NewHavens' uniform and
practiced with them.
One for the Dickinsons.
Bellefonte, May 18. The Dickinson Col
lege ball team, of Carlisle, Pa., came here to
day and defeated the State College nine by tho
score of 6 to &
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Some Interesting Figures About the
Big Pennant Eace
PITTSBOEGS THE BEST FIELDERS.
The Boosters Head the List as the Heavy
ISEYEBAI. TI!EI SUEPBISING EECOEDS
The League averages here given show many
interesting points. For instance: Tbe Indian
apolis club leads in batting, base running and
sacrifice bits; Pittsburg tops the fielding list,
and Washington Is last in both fielding and
Big Dan Hrouthers is tbe leading hitter with
.482. while Indianapolis gets the next three men.
Daily, Buckley and Denny. Buck Ewing Is the
highest New York man, Clements leads for
Philadelphia, Manl for Pittsburg, Stricter for
Cleveland, Shock for Washington and Pf effer
Daily, ot Indianapolis, leads the catchers,
Morrill the first basemen, Danny Richardson
the second basemen, Nash tbe third basemen,
Smith the short stops, Myers the left fielders,
Fogarty the center fielders. Ganzell the right
fielders and O'Brien, of the Cleveland club, the
No record Is given for less than five games,
except for pitchers and catcherr, where three
gimes consulate a record.
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(Gore, New York
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O'Rourke, New York.
I Carroll, iriiisDurg. ..
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; Blattery, New York.
) bchoenecke, Ind
) McAIeer, Cleveland.
I Faatz, Cleveland....
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8 3.1 9 13 2
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19 84 13 31 6
18 72 17 26 2
17 70 26 25 7
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13 47 2 16 6
17 65 15 52 2
17 72 18 U 4
' 7 21 4 7 3
17 66 12 22 3
6 21 5 7 2
17 67 17 22 1
13 55 II 18 4
16 62 14 20 2
15 62 6 20 1
11 47 12 15 2
19 69 10 22 4
19 70 15 22 3
13 48 9 15 1
5 18 4 6 2
10 45 15 14 1
15 72 13 22 3
15 62 18 19 3
9 37 7 11 2
5 17 5 5 0
8 31 2 9 1
16 66 10 19 4
15 69 24 17 2
8 3Z 8 9 1
6 22 8 6 0
5 69 13 16 2
9 38 9 10 0
13 67 10 15 0
6 23 5 6 1
16 58 11 15 2
14 58 7 15 12
16 66 7 17 1
16 62 14 16 3
18 71 13 18 6
15 64 11 16 7
12 56 10 14 4
6 24 0 6 3
13 53 4 13 4
19 78 11 19 5
15 54 9 13 2
14 55 13 13 3
8 30 4 7 4
18 68 10 15 7
5 .22 4 5 1
16 62 3 14 0
19 84 10 19 2
6 18 6 4 0
10 37 4 8 1
15 61 15 14 4
16 68 15 14 3
19 64 14 13 0
6 15 1 3 0
13 SO 6 10 4
16 65 5 11 4
6 25 6 6 1
15 61 15 12 2
10 41 6 8 2
7 26 3 5 2
19 77 8 15 5
13 43 7 8 4
18 71 16 12 5
5 18 0 3 0
7 24 5 4 1
8 30 8 5 0
16 61 19 10 7
13 43 7 7 6
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4 Buckley, lud
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6 Murphy, New York...
7 Slini cuicago
8 Schrlver, I'lilla
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10 Zlmmer, Cleveland..
11 Ewlnjr, New York...
12 Mack, Washington..
13 Sntcllffe, Cleveland. .
14 Clements, Phlla
15 Farrell, Chicago
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17 Brown, New York...
18 ntny, itosion
19 Ebrlght, Washington
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2 Farrar, Philadelphia.
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4 Brouthers. Boston....
Connor, .New York...
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D. Richardson, N. Y.
H. Blehardson, Boston
"J hird Vote-men.
1 Nash, Boston
I Knehne. Pittsburg...
3 Mulvey, Philadelphia.
4 Denny, Indianapolis.
5 Tebeau, Cleveland....
Whitney, new iora.
1 Smith, Pittsburg
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I McKean. Cleveland...
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Gore, New York
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6 Thompson, rmla
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17 609 107 173 29 63 22
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17 447 286 69 802
15 399 E 63 C92
13 333 190 M 587
Crane, New York.
; ciarsson, Boston
IRnrdlck. Ind ....
Welch, New York
If ntritrrm- Cirft
J HpaI'pv. Wash...
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To Select Good Players.
The Carroll Clnb, of the East End, have se
lected the following named persons to engage
in a game of baseball on Decoration Day. The
object of tbe game is to enable the captain of
the Carroll Club to select from among the two
clubs a representative nine, which they intend
to uniform and will play all comers: P. Sny
der, first base; W. A. Kane, catcher; W B. Nu
gent, shortstop: John McNally, pitcher; W. P.
Coffey, first base; George Wearing-substitiite;
James Lawler. right field; John Kelley, left
field; G. W. Kuhn. third base; Charles Griffin,
center field. Thomas Hughes, first base: Wnu
Newport, pitcher: John Scanlon, catcher; Jas.
Devlin, center field; M. Enright, third base;
Ed. Dorris, left field; John McQuillan, substi
tute; John Baker, right fields W. H. Griffin,
shortstop; Frank Keating; second base.
Fhadyalde Was Beaten.
SAMSBTnta, PA, May 18. The game here
to-day between the Shadysides and the Kis
kiminetas school resulted in favor of the
school after a hard-fought battle of ten in
nings. The features of the game were the
batting of Arbutlmot, Wilson and Browlie.
Following is the score: ......
Klskimlnetas 2 30200080 8-16
Bhadysldes 0 0 3 12 2 2 1 2 : 0-13
Two-base hits McCandless, Wilson, 2; Whltla.
Strnckont-Bv Hemphill, 16;byBeymer, 13.
Passed balls Wilson, 3: Yonng. 6.
Batterles-Hemphill and WUson, Eeymer and
Close at niartln'a Ferry.
IBPICTAL TELKOKAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
Mingo Junction, Om May 18. The MIngos
and Martin's Ferrys played their second game
of the series at Mingo, resulting in a very close
and interesting game. It was anybody's game
until the last man was out. Score:
Mingoo 0 0 0 4 0 10 3 2-10
Martin's Ferrys 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 139
Earned runs MIngos, 3; Martin's Ferrys, 2.
Two-base hits-Justice, .Lane, Myers, Kobert
shaw, Boacb, White.
Home run Lane.
Struck out Kelly, 11; Padden, 14,
Eoons Were Left.
rSFSCIAX, TSLEOBA1C TO TUX DISPATCH.!
NEW GAiH.EE, May 18. The New Galilees
defeated the Enons in a very long game to-day
in which the features were the batting of Bnsb,
of the New Galilees, and Bowles, of the Enons,
and the fielding ot Leyerzopf, of the New
Galilees. Score below:
New Galilee 4 0 16 10 7 0 -19
Enons 3 4 0 4 10 3 0 0-14
Home run Bowles.
Three-base hit Bosh.
Base hits-New Galilees, 10; Enons, 8.
Time Two hours and 43 minutes.
Beat the O'Nclls.
There was an interesting game at the 'Cycle
Park, yesterday between the Gumberts, of
Tarentum, and the O'Neils, of Pittsburg. The
Gumberts won easily. Score:
Uumbtrts .......1 0 0 7 0 0 11 2 21
O'-Neils O oiori 011 S
Batteries Woir and Kennedy for Gumberts, and
Thomas and Hooper for O'Neils.
'Extlngnfabed tbe Lights.
The Emmanuel Lights were defeated at Fay
'ette Park yesterday by tbe Fayette Jrs. The
feature of the game was the catching of Smith,
of the Emmanuel Lights. Score:
FayettesJrs 9 16 10 0 4 5 28
Emmanuel Lights 1 2 0 4 0 3 0 1 0-11
Base bits Fayette Jrs., 15; Emmanuel Lights, 4.
Errors Fayette Jrs., 6; Emmanuel Lights, 10.
Umpire P. Beymer.
Kerr Cnsile Wins Easily.
rEFXCIAI. TXXEQBAH TO THE DISFJLTCS.1
NEW Castxe, May 18. The New Castles de
feated the Meadville Baseball Club here tnls
afternoon by a score of 15 to 12. Batteries
Power and Cooney for Hew Castles, O'Rourke
and Meyer for Meadvilles. Base bits New
Castles, 5; Meadvilles, 8.
Toronto's Third Victory.
SPECIAL TKLIQBAU TO THE DISPATCIM
Tobonto, O., May 18. Toronto won its third
successive victory at Wellsville to-day, by a
score of 14 to 12. Base hits Toronto, 11; Wells
ville, 8. Errors Wellsville, 8: Toronto; 8.
Smurthwaite made a home run for Toronto.
CEACKEE BAKERS' COMPACT.
An Organization of Salesmen Formed to
ISPICIAI. TELZOBAH TO TUX DISPATCH.
Akbon, O., May 18. The cracker ba
kers' compact, including some SO members,
chiefly from New York, Pennsylvania,
"West "Virginia and Ohio, summoned their
salesmen to meet in tbis city last night to
form an association of their own with a view
of better co-operation in business. The Ex
ecutive Committee of the compact was also
in attendance. There has been considerable
cutting in prices of late. This will be pre
vented in iuture.
The salesmen organized by electing Chas.
Butts, Cleveland, President; S. B. Lucas,
Buffalo, and George Shattuck, Pittsburg,
Vice Presidents; H. B. Cole, Cleveland, Sec
retary, and A. S. Johnston, Allegheny,
BT THE GEAND CHIEF TE1IPLAE.
How To-MgbVa Temperance meeting Is to
.be Conducted and Addressed.
The big temperance meeting to be held
to-night in the Grand Opera House will be
under the auspices of the Good Templars.
A. H. Jieslie, Esq., Grand Chief Templar of
the State, will preside and speak. T. Ed
ward Murphy will make the closing address.
The famed colored quartet and the choir of
Arsenal Lodge will furnish the music.
Cnt nt n Wnke.
A child of John Shultz, of 340 Biver ave
nue, Allegheny, died on Friday, and two of
bis brothers-in-law agreed to sit up with the
corpse. They were George Klicker and
Angnst Engle. Tbe former went to sleep
in tbe front yard, and when the latter
wakened him, it is alleged, he became en
raged, and, drawing a knife, stabbed Engls
three times. The injured man was taken to
the hospital and his assailant was placed
Burnett's Death Still a Mystery.
ISPECIAL TILEOUAM TO THE DISPATCH.l
Mansfield, 0., May 18. Edward Bur
nett, the Pittsburg, Ft. Wayne and Chicago
engineer who was found in his cab about a
week ago with a wound in bis skull, died
last night. Since the occurrence a bloody
club has been found in the woods near the
scene and it is believed he was murdered.
He never, recovered consciousness.
A Nice Farewell Banquet.
A most enjoyable affair was the farewell
banquet tendered Henry Kanfmann last
Friday night, previous to his departure for
Europe, by Louis Lippman and Morris
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4 128 17 30 5 4
8 279 28 58 22 11
5 176 20 42 14 7
3 113 13 29 i 5
6 213 30 52 11 10
5 173 27 36 11 9
7 253 24 49 20 14
I 112 28 35 6 13
4 141 27 39 3 10
4 134 26 36 10 12
5 175 28 4 6 15
5 202 68 61 12 15
3 123 41 38 CM
5 218 42 65 21 18
7 240 44 67 13r 28
4 149 30 41 5 15
5 190 43 55. 8 20
3 102 26 23 7 14
3 118 34 41 7 14
6 224 44 66 15 29
4 137 33 46 6 20
i 163 43 57 9 23
MOM OTHER GIUES.
How the Other league Clnbs Are
NEWS FKOH HEADQUARTERS.
President Sick Tonus Not Bothered Much
THE SENATOBB AEE "HOPEFUL.
Hew York's Difflenltles With metiers and the 5ew
WASHnrOTOir, May 18. There is but
little history being made at League head
quarters this week, and President Young's
mail has fallen off greatly since the season
opened. The League and Association ap
pear to have settled down to business and
have no time to ask qnestions and create con
troversies for adjudication by Mr. Young.
Tho principal interest here is centered in the
Washington team, and although tbey are
hardly realizing tbe expectations of their
friends, they are receiving loyal support, as the
gate receipts and the attendance show. Before
tbe championship season opened it was thongbt
by many that tbe Senators bad materially
strengthened their team to a greater extent
than any other club in the League, excepting
the Bostons. It appears tbat while they seem
strong on paper they are comparatively weak
on tho field. Tbey were pnt down as likely to
lead Cleveland and Indianapolis in the race for
the pennant, bnt unless tbey pnll np considera
bly they will never accomplish that end.
The team is somewhat weak in the catcher's
department: besides, two of their best bitters
are disabled. Ihe injury to Carney and the
loss of his services on the team will be sorely
missed at this time, for, with Wilmot disabled,
the outfield is greatly weakened. Carney is a
promising young player and is already a great
favorite with the local patrons. He was in
jured In securing a base hit by a remarkable
headforemost slide after having hit a sharp
bounder to Denny. Poor fellow! he received
credit for a safe hit. but in so doing he dislo
cated his left shoulder and had to be conveyed
from the grounds in a carnage. Connie Mack
is receiving due credit for his willingness to go
in every day and everyone is satisfied when tbe
score card announces that he will be tbe re
ceiving end of tbe battery, for, beside steady
ing the young pitchprs, his presence in tbe
game has the same effect on the Washington!
as Clements, ot the Phillies, or Ewing, of the
New Yorks, have when they are behind the
plate. Mack, by his thorongh acquaintance
with Whitney's curves, succeeded in piling up
a big batting average off bis former associate s
delivery. Whitney said before tbe game that
the only batters be feared on the Washingtons
were Mack. Hoy and Scbock.and his fears were
well grounded, for their timely hits won the
Myers at second is always the same qniet,
conscientious player who is ever on hand when
wanted, keeps bis bead all the time, and while
he never treats the spectators to one-handed
circus catches hi3 work is always done with the
finish ot an artist.
Hoy, the little mute wonder, is a star of the
first magnitude, and any manager In the coun
try would willinely shove as'de any fielder he
is to secure the services of the universal fav
orite. He makes bnt one kind of noise and that
is when he makes a sharp drive.
It Is a little early in the season to predict Just
how the young pitching talent will turn out.but.
there is no veteran in tbe National League who
faces a batter with more confidence than young
Fearson, while his delivery is of the easiest,not
excepting Keefe, of New York. Tbe struggle
for supremacy between Healy and Whitney
was; one of the rarest treats that a Washington
audience ever enjoyed. Both were pitted
against their last year's associates and each was
confident of his ability to down the club tbat
bad discarded bis services. It is not often that
pitchers succeed in placing three good hits to
their credit in one game, and il the same spirit
that animated them in this contest was kept up
against other clubs the games wonld gain by
the flavor imparted to them by such work.
Manager Morrill's handwork and headwork
.are noticeable in every game, and as Vas the
case wbrn be was with Boston, his pontis are
alway ell taken and bis protests, while made
in a quiet, gentlemanly tone, invariably have
more effect than those of other more boister
ous and less brainy so-called captains, whe
main reliance is intimidation. He is what tJio
Senators have always needed, a head, and tti
ciunsinai met mem mis year wiu nnainat
when it comes to tbe points of a game and the
roles; that the clnb has someone who, knowing
that be is right, will champion their canse very
'differently from the way it has been done in
Wise shows the most decided improvement
in his field work, and whUe he has not struck
terror as yet to any pitcher's heart, every
League pitcher knows that when his eye is on
the ball, something will bave to give way,
especially if there happens to be any danger
ous situation, such as men on bases or just one
rnn needed to snatch victory from a team con
fident that the game is in their possession.
Sweeny at third is gaining confidence and
Duttimr un a pretty stiff game, and the man
agement is wise in not listening to any over
tures for his release to another clnb. He is
wanted by several clubs,but we need him most.
Bchock, our all-round man of the team, is play
ing a remarkable game, both at tbe bat ana in
the field, and since Wilmot's injury his work
in Jeft field has been most valuable to the
team. He neverworks for an individual record,
but devotes all bis energy to the advancement
of the Interests of the club. Schock is a winning
ball player. Hoy keeps on hitting the ball and
making runs,covering center garden as bnt few
men can cover it, and he promises to land in
class A before the beginning of next season.
bright,Clark and Banning have not had much
to do as yet, and tbey are still an unknown
The washlnctons have claimed the services
of Tom Daly, recently released by Chicago, and
if there is any prospect of his recovering his
old-time form ne.will become a Senator.
THE GIANTS HEARD FKOM.
Dlfflcaltles Abont New Grounds and the
NewYokk, May 18. The new grounds of
the N ew York club bave caused quite a set-back
to our team. Like all new grounds, the dia
mond is rough, and tbe danger of injury from
the ball taking a queer bound more or less
great. Tbe disadvantage Is alike detrimental
to home clnb and visitors. As a usual thing
the home club has more or less advantage on
its own grounds. This Is not the case with the
New York ciud, and accounts for the loss of
two games during the early part of tbe week.
More errors than usual have been made in the
first four games with Cleveland tbis week,
simply because that when a bounding ball
comes at a player he is afraid to go down for it,
for fear of its striking him in the face.
There have been many rumors of the New
York club having a new ground in this city be
fore the end of tbe season. When President
Day was spoken to about it, be said that it was
absurd. "The club," said he, "will stay right
where it is this season, and you can make it as
strong as possible to tbat effect. So far I am
fairly well satisfied with the attendance. Tbe
only two clubs that we bae played at Staten
Island have been Washington and Cleveland
and the attendance at these games has only
shown a slight falling off from tbe average at
tendance at tbese games dnnng last year."
The New York club since the opening of the
season has been in a decidedly bad way for
pitchers. Before the season opened they
prided themselves upon having the finest lot of
pitching material in tbe League. No one will
deny this fact, for with Keefe, Welch and
Crane they have the best that there are. No
sooner had the season opened than their pitch
ers went to pieces, and even Captain Buck
Ewing was forced to try his band in tbe box for
the want of a pitcher. It did not take the clnb
long to find that in Hatneld they had a phe
nomenon. The pitchers are now getting into
condition, and it is hoped that within a few
days they will all be fit to take their turn in tbe
The great surprise in baseball circles here
abouts this spring is the great work which Hat
field has done in tbe box since the New York
cluD discovered tbat he was a pitcher. To be
snre be has not won all the games in which he
has taken part, bnt then, tbat is not bis fault,
for he was not responsible for the poor batting
and fielding behind him. His movements in
tbe box are not unlike those of Chamberlain,
the St. Louis pitcher, but he is more effective.
02tLI 65 JfATORALIZAHONS.
A Comparatively Small Result for the Last
It was anticipated, as yesterday was the
last day upon which naturalization papers
could be taken out in order' to be able to
Tote on the Constitutional amendment, that
there would be a big rush of the foreign
element at the Court House. Arrangements
were accordingly made to accommodate the
rush; but such a thing did not occur.
At the conclusion of the day's business
Prothonotary Bradley reported 16 naturali
zations, and Clerk McGunnigle reported 20.
This was very little above the Saturday
average for the past six mouths.
MABLE. TO HOLD OX
A Pittsbarg Steel. Solder T?ho Hai
to Leave at the Last.
A VERY NOTABLE CONFESSION
"To stop work was a serious- matter for
me, but I had to do it. I was really drives
The speaker, Mr. Morris Meany,(young
mofder at the Pittsburg Steel Castinz
Foundry on Twenty-sixth street, spoke with,
that simple earnestness that characterizes
all those who, not being great talkers, when
they do speak are accustomed; to being
listened to as having something of interest
or importance to say. " '
"I was entirely broken down," he contla
ued, "and felt as if there wasn't much hopev
It had extended so far that I hadlittls
strength or ambition left. How did it be
gin? "Well, I can hardly say. It was my
bead in the first place. My nostrils would'
stop up; first one, then the other. Some-""1
times they would discbarge. There would'
be a dull pain in my forehead; my eyes
would get dim and watery; there would b
sounds like ringing or roaring in my ears
and my hearing seemed to get poor.
"My throat gave me no end ot trouble.1
I would be constantly hawking and hem
ming to clear it of the mucus and phlegm.
It would feel raw and inflamed, and my
voice would get husky. Sometimes I could
not speak above a whisper. There was av
continual dropping back of matter from
Mr. Morris Mean. &08 Mulberry Street. ,
"I could see that I was getting weaker
and thinner every day. I worked as Jong
as I could, but my strength gave out en
tirely at last, and I had to give up. An
ngly hacking cough got hold of me. Sharp
pains would take me-in the chest, running
through to my shoulder blades.
"My nights were the worst. I couldn't
sleep, I had to be continually raising to
clear my throat. The matter that-onld,
drop down would almost choke me. Some
thing would seem to stick there that I could
not get up or down. I coughed and coughed,
and could get no rest from sheer coughing.
"Night sweats came on and weakened mo
terribly. "When I would get up in the
morning I would feel weak and sick and
miserable. For a half hour I would do
nothing but cough and raise, and I would
be so weak that I could hardly dress my
self. "I couldn't eat anything. I would feel
as it I had a hearty appetite, and, when I
would sit down to the table I could hardly
touch the food. If I did get anvthing on
mv stomacb. I would bave to throw it un:
Mt-iras so weak it could hardly .reliiji any
"Sometlmes.-whcn. I wouIflbe lying .....
my heart would beat Lard and fast, pal
pitate for a few moments, and then it would
beat slow and irregular, and there would be
a sensation of faintness and dizziness:
Sharp pains would seize me in the region of
the heart. I was getting very pale and thin.
My friends all told me that I had lung
trouble. I had lost a sister from a similar
disease, and T was very despondent and low
spirited about myself. I had tried almost
everything without getting any help.
""WeU, it was in this condition thatl went
to Drs. Copeland and Blair at 66 Sixth ave
nue. I found their charges were not exorb
itant; that they were within my means.
They didn't promise anything, but I felt
sure they understood my case, and I placed
myseir under tneir care.
"With what result?" asked the writer.
"In the second week I commenced to feel
better, and from that on I steadily grew
stronger and better. Tbe cough, the night '
sweats and tbe pains in my chest disappeared.
My head and throat became clear and well. In
the third week I was able to go to work again.
In three weeks I gained over four pounds in
flesh. I 3m working regularly now. 1 feel
strong and well, as if 'I had taken a new lease
on life. I owe my recovery entirely to Drs.
Copeland and Blair, and I am very glad to
make this statement of what they have dona
Mr. Meany lives, as stated, at 2903 Mulberry
street, and this Interview can easily be verified.
TERI PLAIN TALE.
Showing tbe Outline or a Ronto Which Is
When a person with a delicate constitu
tion has a tendency to catarrh or con
sumption whether this tendency is in
herited or results from taking cold easily
it is noticeable that that person invariably
loses flesh and loses strength, showing that
the nutrition is interiered with.
In such a case the sufferer should at onca
be placed under influences that will restore
the defective nutrition and tend to invig
orate the constitution.
It is to be remembered that in every case
the presence of catarrh is an evidence of
predisposition to consumption, and no mat
ter how slight the attack may be, it should
be treated with the greatest care, and the
treatment should be continued until all
traces of the catarrh have disappeared.
If the catarrh is allowed to reach thr
smallest tubes in the lungs which condi
tion is indicated by the spitting up oa yel
low material then immediate attention to
tbe malady is demanded, or serious lung
trouble will result.
Catarrh is. nine times out of ten, the causa
tbat produces consumption, and hence no ons
can afford to neglect a case of catarrh, however
slight. It is easily cured, if taken in time, and
treated regularly and correctly by a specialist.
If left to itself it is rarely cured without a
change of climate, but, with each new cold, it
gets more and more troublesome, extending
always a little deeper Into the lungs, until a
cure becomes difficult and sometimes impossi
Are located permanently at
66 SIXTH AYE.,
Where they treat with success all curable cases.
Offlcehonrs-8tollA.ai.:2toS Pi Jf.r7to
P. H. (Snnday Included). t,
Specialtles-CATARBH, and ALL DISi
Consultation, Jl 00. Address ali mall to .
BBS. COPELAND fc BIiATR, $
65 Sixth ave., Pittsburg. Fa,
Notable LOCAL LvDOKSBME.Tr-Tne prae
tice here of Drs. Copeland & Blair is Wlthlthr
expieued sanction and approval of the West
ern Pennsylvania Medical College,, of Plsts-,
burg, and the diplomas of both physiciaM bear
tho formal written Indorsement of tbe deem andf
faculty of that institution. sajM-rww