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THE HTTSBTJRG- DISPATCH, SUNDAY, eTTJNE . 1889..
Features of the League Pen
THE HOME CLUB'S CHANCES
Comment on Anson's Predictions
About the Winners.
J. L BuDivan's Eambles and Hit Wrestling
'XILBilirS EETDEK AND OTHEE TOPICS
Amid the great excitement consequent on
the terrible catastrophe at Johnstown it is
somewhat difficult to find time to talk about
the sporting affairs of the week. All other
subjects and questions sink into the utmost
insignificance in presence of this heart
rending calamity. However, putting aside
the thought of the fearful results of the in
undation tor a few minutes, we'll, as usual,
mention a few leading sporting, topics of the
week. Doubtless, thereat feature has been
the national game, and it is satisfactory to
me to know that the attendance at each
place during th$ week has fulfilled
the predictions made by me as to
the increased popularity of the game.
Despite the fact that the weather has not been
very favorable, the attendance at each game
has been great. The Bostons and Chicagos and
the BrooLlyns and fet Louis drew tremendous
crowds, which certainly goes to show that base
ball in America is almost in its infancy as far
as popularity is concerned. The rising gene
ration are being reared thorouh-goinc base
ball cranks. Almost every block of houses has
Its baseball team, and surely this is proof suffi
cient that each successive season will find tho
game more popular for a long time to come at
least. In presence of these facts it is a
pity that the local club is in such a bad
condition. Had it been in its best form probably
the club's exchequer would have been enriched
considerably. Combined with the unfortunate
condition of the club, the miserable effects of
a very miserable schedule are being felt. Had
there been a rational schedule in operation the
team might have had some reasonable opportu
nity to recuperate at home. Certainly the
present schedule ought to be a lesson to the
league magnates, or at least some of them. It
ought to prompt a common understanding
among them that those who are absent from
vjthe Schedule Committee must be fairly dealt
'with. The home players have just ended a long
and weary trip, and almost before they have
time to change their clothes they will be away
again. The thing is ridiculous.
Feature of the Kace.
Nothing extraordinary has been developed
during the week in the pennant struggle. The
Bostons still keep well in front, but the truth
Is they have not tackled any team yet that is in
- anything like championship form. I do not for
a moment underestimate the hitting power of
j the Bostons, but most certainly they have not
'faced the great pitchers in their best form yet.
(The Phillies are still plodding on more in good
luck than anything else. If President Nimick
,U anything like correct the Phillies ar consid
erably inferior to the Plttsburgs. This seems a
reasonable statement. The Philadelphia lot
xiave not been here yet, but on paper
they look degrees below the Plttsburgs in
quality. It seems to me also that the Phila
delphia pitchers are almost as good now as
they will be, while the Pittsburg twirlers can-
sot well get worse than they are. However,
R.PJuIlies are never to be desnised. thev are
BlwayKdangerous; probably not as winners of
the pennant, but as players who can stop some
otherpeople from winning it. Cleveland con
tinues to surprise everybody. I mean by sur
prise that the Babies are doing far better
work than anybody expected them to do. They
really are another Illustration of the uncertain,
ties of baseball. It may, however, be that when
all the clubs got into thorough-going order the
"Babies" will not show up so good. They are
a creditable accession to League ranks, how
ever, and their victories will donbtless be
sailed with delight by thousands of baseball
lovers. New York still keeps sadly out of
form. Like Pittsburg it generally makes a bad
tart, and it only seems reasonable to expect
that the club will shortly be as formidable as
ever. With Keefe and Welch in their best
form it seems difficult to see how any team can
beat the Giants. They are bound to play con
siderably better than they have been doing, and
so will Chicago. ,
If Captain A. C. Anson is correct in his pre
diction, the League race is over as far as nam
ing the winner is concerned. The sturdy cap
tain is certain tnat Uhlcago will finish first and
that Boston and Philadelphia will be the next
two. Pittsburg, he says, will likely beat the
2f ew Yorks. All this sounds very well, but be
fore seriously noticing what Mr. Anson says or
predicts, we must not forget that he is man
ager and part owner of the club he predicts
'will be first. Anson, from a business point of
view, could not very well say anything else than
what he has said about the result ot the con
test. However, it he is in earnest, I predict
that his prediction will be very wjde of the
mark. Chicago has not played like a winner at
all, and it does not seem that it will be much
stronger. The Chicago pitchers are
too erratic to be nennant winners, .mi)
If they do not steady themselves won
derfully the team will be far from thn inn
.Of course Pittsburc will likelr maVe mattpra
interesting for New York. I behevo that part
vl Ansgan prediction; out j. also believe that
Pittsburg will make it lively for all the clubs.
The horrible ill luck that has tracked the Pitts
burgers so far cannot always last. It is a long
lane that never has a turning, and just assure
as this is a fact the luck of the local team will
turn. All that is needed is that the pitchers
pet thoroughly into condition again, and when
, they do the team will certainly declare itself in
very emphatic terms.
The Local Management.
During the week the local enthusiasts have
urged all kinds of reasons for the poor success
of the club1. The most radical of these en
thusiasts are again to the front with the stock-in-trade
complaint about the "rotten manage
ment." One of these complalners wrote the
paper the other day using exceedingly
strong language regarding the management
of the teams. To publish the letter in full
would serve no intelligent purpose because it
was made up entirely of assertions. Imention
this to show that the charges of "rotten man
agement" are just as regular as the baseball
season; and they are not confined to one club;
they are in every city where ill fortune is fol
lowing the team. I cannot see for my life how the
local management is responsible for the poor
success of the club. Under the circumstances,
the management has done extremely well. It
the'pitchers had been all right the club would
have been among the prominent winners, and
It this had been so where is there one among
these complalners who would have said other
man we management was first class? The
breaking down of the pitchers has caused the
failure, and surely the management was not
responsible for that. The truth is that if the
pitchers had been all right and the club
winning, the management would have
been no better than it has been.
The playing material at command would have
been better and not the management. This
Very simple fact ought to have some influence
on the minds of those who are looking for
victims. I am not arguing as to the merits and
demerits of the management of the local club.
That is another matter and which 1 will not
touch here, but what I want to point ont at
.present is the fan that there is -nothing what
ever to show -that bad management has had
anything o-do with the club's misfortunes this
The Lo'eal Scalier,
There are several young men actively en
gaged in trying to revive an interest in boat
rowing. The task is an uphill one, but there
ars prospects of success. Among those inter
ested most are several members of the Colum
Two of the members had a scull race on
Decoration Say and that little event showed
how strong is the local interest in sculling,
the old spirit that maOe Pittsburg famous as
a sculling center years ago still lingers
and it only needs something to fan It into ac
tive life again. The boat club named will hold
a regatta on June 15, and it promises to be an
interesting affair. Besides a small race there
will be a four-oared race, and this wilfbe Well
worth seeing. It seems to me a pity that four
oared crews are so few and far between. Thero
is nothing In my way of thinking, more inter
esting and exciting than a good four-oared race,
and the time was when a race of that kind was
the great feature. The annals of aquatics re
mind us of the great struggle for supremacy in
four-pared crews, between the North and South
of England, and between England, Canada and
America. These were royal times, and the
contests were talked of at almost every fire
side. If anything like those times could be
brought round again hundreds of people would
be delighted. The efforts in that direction now
being made by the Columbia .Boat Club and
Messrs. Jimmy Taylor and Henry Coulter need
every encouragement and are worth it.
It may be wearisome to the majority of people
to read any more opinions about John L. Sulli
van. If it is not wearisome to the reader I
can safely say that it is wearisome to me to
write any more about blmor Kilrain at pres
ent. However, the "Big Fellow," as he Is
termed, was in the city the other day and
talked a little, so that be must be noticed as a
local feature of the week. Sullivan, of course,
expressed himself as being extremely confi
dent of pulverizing Jacob Kilrain when they
meet in the prize ring. He also went on to say
that there will certainly be no mob interfer
ence as far as he and his party are concerned. It
would have been something extraordinary If
had had said anything else. However, it is
worthwhile remembering that John L. Sulli
van is traveling round the country to talc
about himself and to be as much talked about
by other people as possible. To a great extent
it is sickening to read the columns of balder
dash that nowand again appear about Sullivan,
Kilrain and others. They are talked of with as
much gush and detailed description as. would
be bestowed on President .Harrison, But this
is just what the object of the people in ques
tion is. and, depend upon it, they succeed ex
tremely well. Sullivan when here was looking
big; certainly much too big for his coming bat
tie. I mean thatit would have been better for
him if he had been considerably lighter so that
he would then not have been compelled to re
duce his weight so severely. It is understood
that he will end his wrestling exhibitions to
morrow. I repeat that it does seem strange
for a man who is to fight for $10,000 a side to be
running around the country only about five
weeks before the date of the proposed battle.
However, time will explain tho entire matter
to us and we will know more about the meth
ods and transactions of the various parties five
or six weeks from now. There is an uncer
tainty about the proposed battle that looks
puzzling to many people.
They Mny Meet Again.
It looks as if Jack McAuliff e and Billy Hyer
would meet again either in a ring or on a
platform. Myer, It will be rembered, put-up
a forfeit of $500 to fight McAuliffe or anybody
else for the lightweight championship. Mc
Auliffe at once covered Myer's forfeit, and
negotiations are now going on toward consum
mating the match. There is a danger, however,
of the affair ending In a ten-round glove contest,
and If this be the case there will be general
disappointment. To speak frankly, I have my
doubts about the intentions of the two parties,
It may be that from the first only a ten-round
rlove contest was intended, and that all chal
enges, etc-, were only to arouse public inter
est. If the tickers of Myerand McAuliffe
were really in earnest, and wanted to see who
has the better man, a match could be made in
a minute, but when there is an undue
amount of higgling and haggling there
generally is something wrong. A ten-round
glove contest between McAuliffe and
Slyer might be a great" success, and it
might not. Personally I wouldn't care about
going 20 yards to see it, because it would simply
be an entertainment by which to obtain money
from the public. The respective merits of the
two men as rhigllists would still be undecided,
because I maintain that a 10-round glove-contest
gives onlv a very poor idea as to the real
pugilistic abilities of the contestants. I am
awaro that many people will assail this notion,
but argument and experience will easily show
that I am right. Myer certainly has yet to
show that be is a first-class pugilist and even
McAuliffe might as well give us a little
stronger proof of his first-class abilities in tho
ring. I don't want to disparage either man
but I do contend that judging from their past
efforts in the ring both have room for improve
ment. If they cry content with a 10-round
affair public opinion as to their honesty of
purpose will not be very flattering. One of the
athletic clubs in California may put np a purse
for them to fight for. If this is done they may
be induced to fight to a finish. However, if no
parse is offered I'm afraid that they will not
meet except In a 10-round affair for the receipts.
The Marine's Victory.
George LaBlanche is a plucky pugilist and
donbtless hundreds of his Pittsburg admirers
were well pleased to read ot his victory over
Mike Lucie the other day. George has been In
hard luck for a long time andjhls victory would
come to him as a financial blessing. I have
just said that he is a plucky man and I regret
to say that is almost all that I can reasonably
say in his favor. He is not a clever boxer bv
any means and only his pluck and strength pull
posing of Lucie and I have often wondered
how a purse could be found for Lucie against
"The Marine." .Now that the latter has met
with a streak of good luck it might be well to
pit him against Ellingsworth in a fight to a
finish. The latter we know, is aspiring to
clip Dempsey's wings. However, if be would
tackle "The Murine ' the latter would keep him
moving round. "The Marine" as I have said
is not very clever, but he would give Ellings
wortb enongh of short-arm work to let him
know that he was at a lively battle. i
Trotters and Runners. J
Proctor Knott has been badly beaten again.
He started for the Henlgas stakes, and failed
to beat Long Fish. He was whipped up to win,
but failed miserably, his stable companion,
Come-to-taw, winiing, and Long Fish was
second. The race shows beyond a doubt that
Proctor Knott is sadly out of form. It looks as
if he had(entlrely lost his 2-year-old f orm, and
it may be that he will not regain It. That he
has gone out of form Is true, because we all
know that he has demonstrated the fact that
he was a flyer. During the week the public has
bad a better time of it than during the previ
ous week. Generally speaking the favorites
have won oftener. Still the bookmakers have
done well. Trotting races are becoming more
numerous every week now, and thev will con
tinue to be aleading theme until theend of the
season. Of course, Plttsburgers needn't ex
pect any good meeting on accoubt of the pro
hibition of poolselling. The grand circuit pro
grammes, however, are good. One interesting
feature is the fact that Philadelphia has
been admitted to tho grand circuit, and the
Philadelphia track is in this State. How the
track association will arrange poolselling mat
ters, in the face of the present law, remains to
be seen. It may be that there are some rea
sonable and fairminded authorities at Phila
delphia, who like to see honest races succeed.
Last week I devoted a paragraph to Ellings
worth's statement that Dempseyhad refused
to fight him. When I wrote my opinion noth
ing had been'beard from Dempsey on the mat
ter, but I ventured the opinion that Ellings
worth's statement was all bosh, or something
akin to it. It really looked absurd, and during
the last day or two Dempsey has knocked the
statement into what we may call smithereens.
The truth .is, according to Dempsey, that he
was willing to bet Ellingsworth considerable
odds and fight him. One or two dispatches
have been received from Dempsey in this city
during the last few days, and he is'doingwelL
He Is being received nightly by large
and enthusiastic audiences. This fact is suffi
cient proof that Dempsey will not refuse to
meet anybody near bis weight. I mean he
will not refuse to make a match, but whether
be will fight is another matter. I think he
wdl fight, and the fact that he Is now so popu
lar in San Francisco proves that he has not so
far refused to fizht anybody out there. It
seems to me that Dempsey will not be a pugilist
much longer. There are two or three good
reasons for this. One is that younger men are
coming to the front and the older ones
must go down. Dempsey knows this and
he, doubtless, will try and make hay
wiiuo wo buu Buiuea uj trying
to retain the championship a little longer. As
soon as possible he will retire with his laurels
and that will be worth considerable money to
him In after years. Dempsey has been a re
markably clever and lucky boxer. While he
may not have clearly earnetLall his laurels, he
has had a brilliant career, but I maintain that
as a prize ring pugilist he has not done any
thing extraordinary. It may, however, have
been because he has not had the opportunity
to fully develop his talents in that line.
Kilrain Is home again and the American pub
lic will doubtless be emphatically made aware
of the tact during the next few days. Of
course he returns to this Country fnlly con
vinced that he will soon settle Sullivan: that
is, he says he is convinced. It may be that in
asmuch as Sullivan has gone into the wres
tling business just before the fight, Kilrain
will pose as an acrobat. At this stage ot the
proceedings one may be as condnclve to good
righting as the other. However, I feel con
vinced of one thing; that is, Kilrain will be In
good condition if ever the proposed fieht takes
place. Whether he will bo a good fighter or
not is another matter. Some very shrewd and
experienced people are behind him.
A GOOD SUGGESTION.
SCANDEETT AND NIHIC1TS OPINIONS
He leading State County and City Offi
cials Can Join,
All suggestions made toward raising
funds for the relief of those poor creatures
who are left to tell the tale, or that part of it
they know, about the dreadful calamity at
Johnstown are worthy of consideration if
they are practicable and honorable. The
following is a suggestion from a well known
local baseball patron and who prob
ably has spent thousands of
dollars in behalf of popularizing the na
tional game. He wishes his name to be
withheld from the public. An interesting
feature, however, is that his suggestion only
preceded abont a dozen others of a similar
kind. Each one asked the opinion of this
paper as to the advisability of the plan pro
posed. After reading the idea it will be
seen that it is impossible. Before explaining
the impossibilities and also showing ho w a good
baseball benefit can De given, tho following as
a sample of five letters can be read:
To the Sporting Editor of The Dispatch:
Sib If you sporting people wish to raise
$10,000 for the Johnstown sufferers without
much trouble and expense, get the consent of
the managers of the Pittsburg and Indianapolis
Baseball Clubs to give a grand benefit in the way
of a ball game to-morrow afternoon, and charge
51 admission. This might break the Sabbath,
but it would be brcken by a cause, that Ood
alone would look aown upon with favor. In
terest yourself in this matter and make it a
success and receive thethanks of the sufferers'
friends. South sidees.
Doubtless there is one correct ring -in the
sentiments expressed above that would move
everybody interested in baseball to carry out
the idea were the clubs here. But they are not
here. An effort can be made, however, to show
that the baseball club and its supporters are
not opposed to making a sacrifice on this oc
A FBACIICAIi PLAIT.
The teams will not be in the city until to-morrow,
at least they expect they will not. The
Indianapolis team will not leave until Wednes
day evening, and it is possible between now
and then to work up an exhibition game
with them for the benefit of the sufferers.
It is also proposed to devote all the .pro
ceeds of a regular championship game
to the object and it is not too much to say that
the Indianapolis people, as strengthened as
they are financially as far as their club is, con
cerned, will be prepared to make a sacrifice on
this extraordinary occasion. If the visitors are
not the home club can. But a morning game
can be arranged, combined with the presence
and remarks of prominent State, county and
Yesterday afternoon both Secretary Scan
drett and Secretary Nimick expressed them
selves to the effect that anything the club could
do to help our Johnstown neighbors would be
done. Of course the schedule cannot be vio
lated, but it is a fact that the officials of the
club are disposed to make a sacrifice.
The above suggestions are merely thrown
out to either be adopted or better ones acted
on. Without doubt, with an earnest effort
f 1,000 at least can be secured, and a donation
like that banded over by the ball clubs of
Pittsburg and Indianapolis would always be a
flattering item on the Johnstown relief account
as far as professional baseball was concerned.
THE BKDSHMAKEKS VICTORS.
They Beat the Shoemakers by Some Heavy
In a lively game yesterday the Brushmakers
beat the Shoemakers by 31 to 2a The Brush
makers proved themselves sluggers, while the
Shoemakers seemed to have no idea of the
dexterity of the hand work as far as pitching
was concerned. Score:
B'SEU'E'BS B B P A E
SHOIMAK'B It B F A
Qulnn, p... 7 4 110
JlcCarter, s 4
Miller, r.... 4
TYhelan, c.. 2
Dnncan, 3.. 2
Gloezzlor, 2 3
Evans, 1.... 2
Morrow. 1 . 4
tmerk'm, m 3
Totals 31 22 27 20 9,
Total SO S 24 12 12
Brnsbmakers 5 0 3 2 12 0 2 7 '-31
Shoemakers S 4 3 2 10 0 1 4-20
Earned runs Brnshinakers, 12; Shoemakers, 2.
btolen bases Brnshmacers, 10; Shoemakers, 3.
btrnck out By Qulnn, 12; Newell, 4.
Home ran Qulnn.
Umpire George Baker.
Beat the Keystones.
rsrXCIJJ. TXLWJBAM TO THE DISFATCH.l
Mingo Junction, June L The Mlngos de
feated tho Keystone colored champions in a
good game to-day. Kelly, for Mingo, did good
work in the box, and was handsomely sup
ported by Boyd. The home team did good gen
eral work, and won the game on its merits.
Mlng-os 1 12020102-9
Keystones...., 0 010300004
Base hits-Keystones, S: Mlngos, 12.
Two-oase hits Justice, Green, Thompson.
Home ran Itav.
btiuct ont-By Kelly, 12; by Douglas, 13.
Batteries Mlngos, .
elly and Boyd; Keystones,
Lrongias ana xaomp:
Easy for the Cllos.
A very exciting game of baseball was played
by the Cllos and Electrics yesterday. The feat
ure of the gamej was the batting of the Cllos.
HI ec tries 1 0 0 110 0 0 0-3
Cllos 0 2 0 112 12 '-10
Base hits Cllos. 15: Electrics, 5.
Two base hlts-McGlnly, Brenan, 3; Keefe.
Home runs Jacobs, Herron, Rellly. 2.
Bases on balls rty Keefe, 2; by Madden, s.
Struct ont-By Keefe, 6; by Madden, 2.
Errors Cllos, 3: Electrics, S.
Time of game Two hours and ljj minutes.
The Evergreens Won.
The game between the Evergreens and E. T.
Llpperts yesterday was very exciting from the
fourth Inning to the putting out of the last
man in the ninth. Score:
E. 1 Llpperts 3
S 8 3 2 0 3-24
18 9 3 1 023
Chapman, catcher for the Llpperts, sprained his
back in the second, and was obliged to retire.
INTERESTING CRICKET PLAYING.
The St. Andrews Beat the Linden Fellows in
a Good Hatch. '
There was an Interesting cricket match yes
terday at Brnshton between the Linden Second
Eleven and the St. Andrews, of Hazelwood.
Neither team was up to its usual strength, but
the match in many respects was well played.
The features of the match were the playing of
Samuel and John Stanier, of the St. Andrews,
and for the Lindens William Carnegie took
awav the honors by a batting record of 41 and
ne earned out nis oat.
'Well done. Carnecrle."
said the crowd.
Following is the score:
Wm. Haynes, b Berger ,
Win. Bnrrowi, c Wm. Pears...,
John Btanler, b Carnegie
Samuel Btanler, b Carnegie
Q. H. Bingham, c McUance. b..
. negle 3
Mark Gordon, b Carnegie 2
Win. Stanier, b McCance S
J. Burrows, c Carnegie, b., Preston. 4
C Barrows, run out b.. Carnegie 2
H Williams, not out....
J. Hlllman, b Preston 0
LINDEN SrCOND ELEVEN.
W. Carnegie, not out.-
W. Pears, b Bingham 2
W.' Berger. c and b Bingham, 0
J. McCance, run out b... Bingham l
C Preston, c J. B Haynes 0
J. Speer, o Bingham, b., Haynes. 1
H. Laughlln, e Gordon, b., Haynes.. 0
P. E. Schojer, b Bingham , 0
1). Jones; c and b Bingham 0
W. Schoyer, c. andb... Gordon o
O. Bafferty, e Gordon 0
The St. Andrews want the address of all good
players who want to join a club.
Wooster In Line.
June L-r-The business men of
Wooster have called a meeting to arrange for
a celebration on July 4, in addition to the
races, when purses aggregating SZOQwlllbe
giien. The celebration will include pyrotech
nic and other displays.
The Mountain Stars defeated the Clipper
nine by 16 to 8 yesterday.
The Arties beat the nine known as the W. J,
Gleans yesterday, by 11 to 6. . '
The St Pauls beat he First Ward Blues
yesterday by a score of 20 to 18.
The Mt, Washington Comets beat the Hardy
mans on Decoration Day for a stake of to a
THEChoIr nine of the Church of the Good
Shupherd beat the Hazelwood Stars by 17 to 6
The Virginia Stars want to play any team
whose members are under U years of age. Ad
dress Albert Hills.
The J. F. Galvins want to play the Schoen
flelds or the Freeports. Address J. S. English,
194 Chartlers street, Allegheny.
The Silver Bells, of the West End, beat the
Bontons yesterday by 28 to 11 The winners
wart to hear from any junior club.
The game between the freight clerks of the
B. & O. and the P. fc W. on Decoration Day
resulted in a victory for the B. & Os. by 29 to li
The St Clalrs have organized and want to
play any of the local junior clubs. Address J.
Croke, corner Sterling and Mission streets,
The Oakland Stars beat the Cracker Factory
nine at Oakland yesterday by 12 to 6. The
winners want to play any club whose members
are not more than 17 years of age.
The Bochesters defeated the Golden Stars
by a score of SI to 17. The winners want to play
any club whose members are only 10 years old.
The Allegheny High School nine were
beaten by the Lafayettes yesterday by a score
of 16 to 11. The Lafayettes made 6 base bits
and the High Schools 0. The losers made 10
errors and the winners 2.
A WHITE SPOT ON TENDS.
The Alleged Discovery Made by Some Can
From the Montreal Gazette.
The Astro-Meteorological Assocfation
met last evening in the Fraser Institute.
The President announced the discovery
during March of a white marking on the
rings of Saturn. TSis had first been
noticed by Terby in Belgium and
later by American astronomers. Thirty
two water-color drawings of the
planet Yenns, the result of Mr.
"Walter H. Smith's observational work on
that planet dnring March, were submitted.
He explained the various interesting
changes noticed as the planet had drawn
rapidly nearer the earth. There had been
several alterations in the "terminator,"
which had in ten nights been perceptibly
indented. These indentations might be dne
to deep valleys or dense clonds. Projections
at the south ensp of the planet had been
visible at every observation from February
25 to March 12 inclusive. These looked
similar to the jagged mountainous edge of
the full moon's disk in a telescope of high
A feature of even greater interest had
made itself conspicuous on March 21, when
a "golden-white patch had manifested
itself at the north cusp, so luminous that it
appeared and still appears to project
from the bright white limb of the planet
similar to a snow cap or what is supposed
to be a snow cap so often seen by tele
scopis.'j "projecting" from the limb of Mars.
Browning, it was stated, had recorded
a similar observation (March. 15, 1868); so
also Jiad two other astronomers that year.
The shadowing gray spots had grown more
difficult to trace, owing to the lessening ot
the sunlit portion and the great increase of
light on the narrow crescent still illumi
nated. On 12 occasions during the month,
however, faint patches and streaks had
been traceable, revealing, in all probability,
part of the planet's real surface uncovered
DEAF AND DUMB EDIT0E8.
The Kl'hd of Newspaper That the Pnplls of
a Texas Asylum Pnbllib.
The Juvenile Sanger, edited by the
pnpilsot the deaf and dumb asylum "near
Dallas, Tex., prints these juvenile produc
Some boys have tobacco. They want to
smoke cigarettes. Some boys must not take
some matches from other boys. Some boys
will not give some matches to the smoking
boys. They must stop taking them from
Misses Laura and Hettie Tackitt went to
Mrs. Jackson's and spent all day Sunday
with her. They had a splendid dinner.
Mr. Jackson, Laura and Hettie rode on
horseback fn the evening and had a nice
The girls and boys were very sorry when
the horse died last Tuesday. He -was a loss
to this institntion. The bovs helped to haul
him oft Sir. "Williams (stewart) will hunt
another horse in the country or town. "We
hope he will find a good one. '
Captain Kendall's sorrel horse was very,
sick. He died last Monday morning. All
the pnpils and teachers were very sorry.
Some boys ran to the dead horse and gazed
at him like buzzards.
T. A. "Williams went to the city, and as
he walked up Congress avenue on the side
walk he passed the laundry and saw a Chi
nese woman. He was very mnch surprised
to see a Chinese woman. He said that he
never saw one before. He said that the
Chinese woman looked very nice. She was
better looking than a negro woman.
DON'T GET A CLOSE SHATE.
It Besults In Cold nod Other Disagreeable
Whenever a man comes into my shop and
asks for a clean shave, said a barber, I wish
that I knew him well enough to show him a
piece of his skin under a microscope after
he has had his shave, and is feel
ing his smooth face in a satisfied
way while the boy brnshes him offi
The hair of the beard, in growing,
raises little hills of flesh around each root,
and in shaving a man smoothly the razor
cuts these off, leaving the blood-vessels ex
posed. Under the microscope these bleed
ing vessels can be distinctly seen, and the
flesh is seen to be entirely without the cover
ing of skin it should have.
The natural result is that the close shaver
is always troubled with colds and affections
of the throat. Close shaving is so much a
"Western habit that Eastern barbers say they
can tell a Western man by his dissatisfied
look when he gets ont of the chair and feels
that he has some of the skin still left on his
JOHN BROWN'S POErfiT.
An Epitaph That Was Written by the
Magazine of Western History.
In the Pioneer Cemetery, in ' Bichfield,
Summit county, O., side ,by side upon a
modest lot, rise four small mounds of turf,
which mark the resting place of four chil
dren of John Brown and his wife Mary. The
chilren died in September, 1843, and within
four days of each other, of a disease which
was epidemic at the time. Their names are
given on the stone above the grave:
Charles, Austin, Peter, Sarah. Under
these names arc .rudely carved a few lines
which the old' Abolitionist warrior himself
composed for the purpose.
" Through all the dreary night of death,
In peaceful slumbers may you rest,
And when eternal day shall dawn.
And shades and death have passed and gone.
On, may you then, with a glad surprise "
In God's own image, wake and rise."
Asking Too Mnch.
Tramp (thinking to obtaip sympathy)
"I say, mnm, I ain't got nowhere that I kin
call a home, and I ain't eat nothin' all day.
Would you mind it, mum, if I slep' in the
snow here until xnornin'?" Lady of House
(who knows 'em) "No, I ain't got any ob
jections. You can drop down there any
where; only remember, that as I don't
charge you anything for your Iodgin' I
shall expect you to shovel the snow away
from the house in themornin'."
Interesting Views ADontJho Sena
tors and the League.
ANOTHER UMPIRE DIFFICULTY.
How Tilings Are Going Along Among the
HOW THE TE1UMTIES PAT THE PLA1EES
Washington,-June 1. After a careful
survey of thex field, and having seen all of
the League clubs play here, with the ex
ception of the New Yorks, I am forced to
say that the position the Senators now hold
is theirs through their own erratic efforts
and lack of team work. In fact th'ey have
been weighed in the balance and found
wanting to a considerable degree. Every
club they have so far met has been able to
win games from them with apparent ease,
from the fact that there is no regularity of
play as a team. One day some of the men
will play a brilliant game, and on the fol
lowing day one is obliged to witness clumsy,
blundering play that is helpful to' the visitors,
but steadily and surely keeps them firmly
anchored to tail end.
It is to be regretted that such a state of affairs
exists, as President Hewitt has done every
thing in his power to encourage the men to
better work. The local patrons know that they
are not equal to winning all the home games,
but witnessing the same stupid, indifferent
work day after day cannot but fail to have its
effect on the present generous attendance.
Tho most noticeable defect that Is dally de
tected Is an almost total Inability to hit safely
when men are on bases, foolhardy risks are
taken that always work to the disadvantage of
Hoy, who last year was called the "mute
wonder" for his clever work on the base lines,
has thus far shown lamentable lack of bead
work at critical times, and as it is impossible to
coach him, his reckless breaks are very disas
trous to run-getling.
While the Plttsburgs were here I had a very
pleasant interview with President Nimickand
also his energetic manager Horace Phillips,
regarding future prospects of the Smoky City
teim. Mr. If imick Is not at all despondent at
the poor showing thus far made by his club,
and with bis well-known vim and enterprise
Pittsburg stock is bound to take an upward
turn. He regards it as particularly unfortun
ate thac he has had so mnch ill luck with his
pitchers, but he hopes to be able to pick out of
the number now on the salary list a brace of
effective twirlers until Mprrls and Conway can
recover their old time form.
The Pittsburg team, barring their pitchers,
appear to be in excellent form. The infield Is
certainly one of the strongest lnthe League,
fieckley at first, captured the Washlngtons by
his activity on the base, his clever all-round
work. His every movement Is that of a win
ning ball player. Knehne's work at third
proves him to be a tower of strength to the
club: his fielding while here has not been
equaled by Denny, Nash, or any or the star
third basemen. .
There is Will Sunday in right field; If he has
any superior in that position they have not
shown up here this season. The two victories
which the Pittsburg's scored here are largely
due to his brilliant fielding, clever base running
and timely hitting. President Young, in speak
ing to me of his exhibition, commended Sunday
in the highest terms and predicted for him a
freat record at the close of the season. Mr. and
Irs. Sunday dined with President and Mrs.
Yqung at their beautiful country home at
Mount Pleasant, last Sunday.
When I arOpped into League headquarters
Thursday morning I found President Young
engaged m the consideration of a communica
tion from a prominent member of the League
on the subjecfof umpires. The writer stated:
"I desire to enter my protest against
umpires standing inside the diamond,
unless in case of double umpires. They are
so afraid of the balls hit that they stand within
ten feet of second base and thins: they can um
pire balls and strikes from that distance. It Is
utterly impossible for them to do so, and I see
no warrant in the rule permitting them to um
pire anywhere except behind the home plate,
ihe diagram of a ball ground attached to our
rules and which by repeated publication Is ap-
f roved, puts the umpire back of the catcher,
t is impossible, also, for the umpire, standing,
in the diamond, to tell whether the ball Is Hit.
fair or foul. If a grounder close to the line. To"
get around this difficulty umpires have been
appointing one of the players at the
bat as a substitute to tell them whether
the ball Is fair or fouL This Is a severe test on
a man If the ball be close to the line, and the
man waiting his turn to bat should not be led
into such temptation. Umpires, of course, will
take instructions only from you, and I there
fore most respectfully, but earnestly, request
you to instruct all umpires to umpire behind
the bat, and to run down as -far as they can
when bases are being stolen. The present sys
tem is the laziest and saves the umpire using
his legs, but it is destructive of all satisfactory
systems for fairly calling balls and strikes and
deciding foul balls."
President Young says there is mnch wisdom
in the above suggestions, and he has accord
ingly Instructed the various League umpires to
render their decisions front behind the plate
and move around In the vicinity of the bases
when base plays are being made.
The Senators leave on their first Western
trip, and may success attend their efforts.
The Cnltnred Crank Delighted Salaries
of the Players. .
Bostoit, May 3L The Bostons are putting up
the best game of ball of any club In the coun
try. The base ball enthusiasts are a happy lot to
gaze upon, while the "three graces" (Soden,
Billings and Conant) are all smiles as they gaze
upon the festive turnstiles doing the merry go
round act for several hours at a time. Bostou
lans turned out 30,000 strong to witness the four
New York games, and these have been the
onhf attractive games up to date. Pittsburg
drew well, but the club was badly crippled; in
fact, the worst crippled rlub that ever struck
the town. But with all their cripples, the Pltts
burgs made the Bostons play for all they were
woith In three of the games. The way tne Bos
tons are hitting will beat any club. Their field
ing Is rather ragged at times, but their phe
nomenal stick work pays up for any unearned
runs they may give their opponents.
The Indianapolis club has played better than
any team that has been here this season. The
mrl- nf Dennv and Glasscock was marvelous:
Bassett played elegantly on second and Whit
ney, Geuein and Boyle proved themselves to
be a trio of pitchers that anyclnb might well
feel proud of. The Indianapolis team have
fine batters and base runners, but some of the
men make egregious blunders in running the
bases. Over 8,000 people witnessed the last
Indianapolis game which the Bostons won by a
score of 8 to 4. The Hoosiers hit Clarkson for
13 clean hits, but bad judgement in running
the bases lost them several runs.
The Bostons are not of the "fast set" on the
bases, but the men use excellent judgment
Tom Brown is a clipper on the bases, and there
are no flies on Kelly, Brouthers, Jonnstonand
Qulnn. Bennett is catching finely, but com
plains of a lame arm at times. Qanzell, too,
camplains of a lame arm, but both, men will be
all right in a short while. Hot weather is all
that is neededt Of late a great deal of rain has
fallen which caused the postponement of three
games two with Cleveland and one with In
dianapolis. The Clevelands showed np poorly in this city
They were badly beaten in the first game; In
the second game they did much better, but
O'Brien was rather wild and sent too many men
to bases on balls. "The Babies" were new to
this town and they reaped a rich reward in the
two games. The first game on Friday pulled
out 6,500 people: on Saturday a great day in
this neck of the woods the attendance was be
tween 6.000 and 7.000.
The Boston players receive something like
the following salaries: Bay, Brown and Mad-
j MfWIi RmwrfM. and .!... OIRI. T.ti...
I Ueil, CfVV, hjwnub.0 UU UIUU, 94AHJ. UV11UO-
ton. 2,800; Ganzel and Nash, 3.000; Bennett.
13,51)0; naauourn, xiroutners, uaricson ana
Richardson, $4,000; Kelly, 4,200. Two years,
ago Badbourn received $4,500, which was the
biggest salary ever paid a Boston player. Ten
thousand dollars was paid -tor the release of
Kelly and the same amount for Clarkson, but
neither of these men ever received a 15,000 sal
ary, as has been stated. c. J. F.
Kebtjildino Sals. Carpets, curtains,
etc. The building we now occupy will be
taken down on July 1. "We hse conclud
ed to close out our entire stack of carpets,
curtains, portiers, oilcloth, linolenm,
window shades, rngs, mats, in fact, every
thing.in the house at greatly reduced prices
to close out the stock by truly 1. Come and
get a bargain. Geo. "W. Snamak,
KWSSa 136 Federal pi., Allegheny.
FOB a finely cut, neat-fitting suit leave
your order with Walter Anderson, 700
Smithfield street, whose stock of English
suitings and Scotch tweds is the finest in
the market; imported exclusively for his
trade. I an
- KEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
IS a complaint fronv" which jnany suffer
and few are entirely free. Its cause
is indigestion and a sluggish liver, tha
cure for which is readily found in tha
use of Ayer's Fills.
" I have found that for sick headache,
caused by a disordered condition of tha
stomach, Ayer's Tills are the most re
liable remedy.'! Samuel c. Bradburn,
"After the use of Ayer's Pills for
many years, in my practice and family,
I am justified in saying that they are an
excellent cathartic and liver medicine
sustaining all the claims made for them."
-W. A. Westfall, M. D., V. P. Austin
& N. W. Eailway Co., Bumet, Texas.
"Ayer's Pills are the best medicine
known to me for regulating the bowels,
and for all diseases caused by a dis
ordered stomach and liver. I suffered
for over three years from headache, in
digestion, and constipation. 1 had no
appetite and was weak and nervous
most of the time- By using three boxes
of Ayer's Pills, and at the same time
dieting myself, I was completely cured."
Phifip Lockwood, Topeka, Kansas.
"I was troubled for years 'with indi
gestion, constipation, and headache. A
few boxes of Ayer's Pills, used in small
daily doses, restored me to health.
They are prompt and effective." W.H.
Strout, Meadville, Pa.
Dr. J. C. Ayer & Co., Lowell, Mass.
Sold by all Druggists and Dealers in Medicine.
SPECIAL SALE Off
Our entire stock of Gas Brackets,
Toilet Lights, Hall Lights and Chande
liers, as well as Gas Globes and Shades,
are being offered for a few days only at
GREATLT REDUCED PRICES.
THE J. P. SMITH
Lamp, Glass & Giiina Co;
935 Penn Avenue.
Bet. Ninth and Tenth Streets.
Will devote 6 per cent of all sales for Ihe next
SO days to the ,
TVRT.TK'sr Off THH
A fine stock of all kinds of lumber constantly
on hand. Bills sawed to order. je2-66
GREAT FORCED SALE MONDAY
AND CONTINUED DURING THE WEEK!
Our Tremendoua Stock of Wrapd, Jaokets, Jerseys, Blouses, Beaded Garments, Longr Cloaks, Connemaras
and Peasants. New and Desirable Goods to be Sacrificed at Prices so Very Low as to be Abso
lutely Matchlesa This Forced Sale Never Had Its EquaL Retailers', Wholesalers',
Importers' and Manufacturers' Prices Positively Ignored. It's to Your
Benefit to Come Early. Look at These Prices:
Ladies' all-wool Blouses at SJ149; former price
Ladies' all-wool Fancy Blouses at Jl 73; former
price S32&. m
Ladles' black all-wool Jerseys at 99c;' former
price Jl 25. . ,
Ladies' black all-wool Jerseys at $1 49; former
Ladles' handsome Beaded Capes at $2 99;
f orinerprice $i SO.
Ladies' beautifully Jetted Capes, at J4 21;
Ladies' Jackets in Scotch Cheviots, at Jl 69;
former price S2 60.
Ladies' Fancy Stripe Cloth Jackets at $2 99;
former price M.
Ladles' all-wool black Stockinette Jackets at
1 99: former price 12 75.
Ladies' long Summer Coats, for seashore and
mountain wear, at J8 89: former nrice Slfl.
Ladies' Irish Peasant Cloaks, all wool, new
shades, at $7 49; former price $10 50.
500 dozen handsomely embroidered Shawl
Scarfs and black embroidered Cashmere
Fichus at SI 24 and ?1 49; former prices $2 25
and S2 50 each.
Reductions in Silks and Dress
Startling and attractive prices in new and
5,000 vards 19 in. double twilled all-silk Surahs
at 44c a yard; worth 59c
1,000 yards black Gros Grain Dress Silk at 53c
a yard; worth 75c.
1.000 yards black Gros Grain Dress Silk, extra
uaiity, at iuc a vara; worm ;i zo.
vards 26-Inch India Silks, all new shades.
at sac a yara; wortn si va.
3,000 yards all-wool doable width Henrietta
cloth, new spring shades, at 42c a yard; worth
2,000 yards Silk Warp Bengalines at 75c a yard;
1,000 yards Persian Mohair Challis at 23c a yard;
5,000 yards of fancy stripe and check Dress
Ginghatns-at7cayard; worth 10c
5,000 yards of fancy Dress Ginghams in Plaids,
etc, at 10c a yard; worth 12Jc
8,000 yards Chambray at 6c a yard; worth 10c
20,000 yards of French Dress Ginghams at
12c and 14c per vard; worth 20c.
All of our newest and latest designs in Satines
are now being offered at a reduction of 25 per
cent from former prices.
Take a peep into our big Millinery Show
Window, Sixth street, and get an inkling of
varieties and styles. Allp an idea of "bisb
art" Millinery and how to save dollars and
cents by trading with ns. Yon know onr
method of NO CHARGE FOB TRIMMING.
We find too many Hose; that's why this cut in
Ladies' Balbriggan Hose, full regular made,
12c; worth 20c
Ladles' fast black and solid colors at 19c;
All the latest novelties in stripes and solid
colors, 25cv-rth 35c
Ladies' lie Thread in fast black and all the
new shades 39c: cannot be duplicated for 60c
Ladies' Lisle Thread, fancy tops, black feet,
at 49c; former price 75c
Lot of ladles' black and colored Silk Hose.
Will sell what is left at $1 per pair; would be
good value at $1 "X
SPECIAL 5,000 Splashers, handsomely decorated, at 7c each.
DANZIGER & SHOENBERGJ
. NEW ADVEKTISEXENTHL.
Now for Another &Iorious Week's 'Business.
Sales last week were nearly 50 per cent ahead of the week
previous, and this week he wants to double up
again, and he means to do it,
xnere are various reasons wny ana
ousiy. la tne nrst place our establishment
list rftin. il Carpet 1;
in this city.
SECONDLY, OUR STOCK IS THE BEST ASSORTED,
THIRDLY, OUR PRICES ARE THE LOWEST. t
AND OUR CREDIT ACCOMMODATIONS THE MOST LIBERAL.
There are not in this State handsomer or better' constructed and finished Parlor, Din
ing, Drawing Boom or Bed Boom Suites! Our Carpets, Befrigerators, Baby Carriages,
Wardrobes; Chiffoniers, Bookcases, Extension Tables, Folding Beds, etc., etc., combine
every quality that science has reached tonard perfecting these articles. No one who de
sires to have a comfortably furnished home shonld ever think of patronizing any store
other than ours. Our readers well know that we don't make a great noise like our windy
competitors, and claim to sell goods at impossible prices, but we produce the best music
in the way of giving the pubiio better treatment than they get elsewhere.
We are to-day better prepared than ever before
to give you goods (for Cash or Easy Payments, mind
you) for less money than you'd of necessity pay
elsewhere. Remember the Old Stand.
OOZRIEsTIEIR TE3STTS: am-d. ZPZEZEsTN
Store open in the evenings.
D. TAYL0R&J!0:'S STOCK -
TOILET, TEA AND DINNER SETS,
R. P. WALLACE & CO.'S,
211 Wdod Street, 102 and 104 Third Avenue, Between Second and Third Aves.
Two cases Men's French Mixed Socks, full
regular made at 12c; were 20c
Lot Men's British Socks (these are not Imita
tion), all sizes, at 14c per pair.
Men's fancy striped Hose, full regular made,
at 19c: worth 30c
Children's fast black Hose, fall regular
made, at 12c per pair.
Also a full line of Children's fast black Hose,
In lisle and silk, at reduced prices.
Some Wideawake Bargains.
Onting and camping parties should see onr
immense stock of Flannel Shirts and compare
prices. Extraordinary values.
Tremendous Cutin SummerVests.
100 dozen Gauze Vests atl5c:formerprice25c
600 dozen Swiss Bibbed Vests, real lisle
thread, at 15c; former price 25c
500 dozen Swiss Bibbed Lisle Vests, in blue
only, at 39c; former price 49c
And 600 dozen Swiss Bibbed Vesta, pure lisle
thread, at 25c; worth 49c
Cut Prices: 6c, 10c, 12c, 17c and 25c per
Fancy stripes and plaids at 17c, 19c, 25o and
33c per yard.
Swiss embroidered Sash Curtains at 25c, 29c,
S5c, 39c, 43c and 56c a yard.
And another lot of 500 ShorCartalns at 50c
and 75c each.
Tapestry Table Covers. 4-4 at 50c, 6-1 at SL
and 8-4 at $150. Crochet Bed Spreads, large
sizes, at 69c, 85o and $1 each.
Some sterling bargains in Lace Curtains dnr
ing this sale
Parasols, Umbrellas and Sun
shades. 26-inch Sllkena, gold top, at 99c
26-inch La (rosea, Oxidized bandies at $2 99.
28-inch Windsor Silk, Gold Knob, at $2 99. .
28-Iflch Guaranteed all Silk, Natural Stick,
$3 99. A
26-inchLaTosca,EnrekaSUk,at$4 99. ?
Children's Parasols at 19c, 24c, 29o and 49c
- Commencing Wednesday morning.
250 26-inch best Gloria Silk Sun Umbrellas,
gold mounted, at 31 60.
250 26-Inch best Gloria Silk Umbrellas, oxi
dized handles,at SI 50.
250 28-inch best Gloria Silk Sun Umbrellas,
oxidized handles, at $1 99 each.
Fans to Suit All.
Orer 60,000 new and unique styles to select
from at 2 cents np to $5 each.
We are now showing new and novel designs
in hemstitched embroidered fiouncings; all
marked at popular low prices.
Gloves and Mitts. --
July prices right now in Silk Mitts and
250 dozen strictly pure Bilk Mitts down to 24c
350 dozen pure Silk Gloves at 25c were 50c
250 dozen children's Silk Mitts at lSXc, were
250 dozen children's Silk Mitts at 24c were
Successors to MORRIS H. DANZIGER.
st. jjshd snsnssTu .a.'vl
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wnereiore our Business is increasing so marvel
All cars jJass our store.
Ladles seeking fqr perfect fitting and relia
ble makes in corsets shonld visit our popular
corset department. We show complete assort
The Celebrated B. and G. at 75c H, $1 25,
$169 and $2 24.
The C. B. Coutil, $1 25.
The C. B. Satin in all colors. $1 75.
The P. D. in all colors, $3 39.
The C. P. at $1 5a
The C. P. Mascot, $1 75.
The C.P. Coutli, 82 49.
TbeC. P. Extra Long Waist, In all colors,
Thomson's Glove Fitting, $1 6a
The Silvia, SI 49.
The P. N. Corset in black, SL
The B. O. Satin. 3 5a
Onr remarkable bier trada la.it went In that
English Sateen Corset at 49c are crowning
lacu mas. our patrons appreciate an nones:
Xadles you should see the attractive novel
ties in our big Jewelry department this week.
See the new glove buttoner Bracelet at 25c each,
and our one bundred new and pretty designs In
Bracelets at 2oc each.
Ladles' All-Linen, Hemstitched Handker
chiefs at 9c each.
Ladies' All-Linen Triple Hemstitched Hand
kerchiefs 2 for 25c
Children's Embroidered Caps, with embroid
ered bow. at 25c
Infants' Tucked Embroidered and Lace Caps
from 25c up.
Children's Button Crown-White P. K. Hats
Children's White Sun Bonnets at 24c
Children's White Corded Eats at 44c and a
large variety of Children's Moll and Corded
Hats in pink, blue and cream at popular
. Toilet Articles.
A fall and complete line of Toilet Articles,'
Including Soaps, Perfumes, Cosmetics, eta,
etc, at famous low prices.
Specials in Housefurnishing De
Ice Cream-Freezers $1 74 up.
Ice Coolers, 95c np.
Adjustable Window Screens, 49c
Hammocks. Child's. 50c
Hammocks. large size, $1 40.
uaraen sees, a pieces, lie
Grass Cutters, 24c
Moth balls 8c a box.
Moth paper 4c a sheet,
Moth bags, 18c up.
Insect powder (best) 2 ounce Can, 130 (t can.
Roach food 13c a can.
Powder guns 5c each.
Sponges, 6c, 10c and 15o each.
Also have put forward some specials in oar
Glassware Department as follows:
Icecream saucers 4c,
Water tumblers 3c
8-inch Berry bowls 34c
Lemonade and water sets, 7 pieces, 69o a set.
.Berry sets, 13 pieces. 99c a set.
Icecream sets, 13 pieces $1 49 a set
N.B. All the latest Novels of the day at Sa
each in our basement.
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