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THE - PITTSBURG DISPATCH, SUNDAY, JUNE , 1889.
II IfflNlF SPORTS
Opinions Abont the local
Club's Dire Difficulties.
BIG CHANGES MAT BE MADE
The Latest Phases of the Brother
hood and league Controversy.
SOMETHING ABOUT SOCIAL CLUBS.
Comment on the Prominent Battles Ar
ranged in the Far West
GENERAL SPORTING KEWS OF THE DAT
Once more a -week's baseball history has
demonstrated the fact that there are more
and apparently more important risks to run
in the business than good and bad players
The week just ended has been a disastrous
one all round, but the Pittsburg aggregation
has undoubtedly had the worst of it all. It
is a fact that President Nimick and Secre
tary Scandrett feel what may be i called ex
tremely blue abont the situation. "Without
doubt the club, so far this season, has
dropped considerable money, and to many
people the outlook is still very discouraging,
deferring to the question the other day, a
prominent local baseball enthusiast said that
if the dnb continues to be a losing
Investment until the end ol the season he has
reason to think that it will either change hands
or that there will be some radical changes.
This statement, coming from a gentleman
tolerably well informed, does not surprise me
In the least. Of it is not reasonable to expect
that any of the club directors will declare
themselreson the questlqn thus early in the
struggle, it would not be expedient to do so.
But it is also reasonable to think that a body
of gentlemen will not contlnne their snppprt to
a losing concern. It Is safe to say that the
active directors and officials of the local dnb
are not in the business altogether for pleasure.
Doubtless they might willingly continue their
(financial support if tbey could receive even
.their own money back but it is not to be
expected that they will be prepared to pay
an annual premium for the fan of being
i identified with a baseball team. Surely the di
rectors of (he club need at this time nubjic
sympathy. What with bad weather of an ex
Itreordinary kind and disabled pitchers the loss
has been great. No body of gentlemen conld
f haro acted more generously in the way of buy
ling good players wherever they were to be had
last season than the officials of the local club.
Their work in this respect was so extensive that
we all came the conclusion that the team
couldn't possibly be lower than second or third
ji;c ou xar iui uupes uave ueeu uugUKUf.uu
.it is neither the fault of the players nor the
officials. The end of the season, however, is a
long way off yetand it may be that the local
dab will come out in its fall strength and get
near the top. If it does not, then can we look
out for big changes all round next season.
That Surprising Baby.
Cleveland club, commonly known as the
- baby, continues to be the great surprise of the
baseball world. Undoubtedly the performance
of the team so far has been a phenomenon in
baseball affairs. It would be difficult to argue
out by comparisons that the Clevelands are as
high as they are by merit. Take the "Babies"
one by one and similarly take the NewYorks,
Chicagosand the Pittsburgh and what a con
Itrast there is. The Cleveland club is really a
'combination of fragments, and the result of its
efforts so far is a puzzler to the magnates of
wealth and the worshipers of records, and if
'the team should continue its remarkable work
i through the season there will be a very hard
nut to crack by the advocates of the
graded salary plan. Undoubtedly, excellent
team work and an evident spirit of
to Cleveland's success. But It must not be for
gotten that the manager of the team has dls
splayed, so far, remarkable tact and ability.
jS probably no manager has nursed his pitchers
f with better judgment than llanager Loftus,
' and in this respect he deserves the unbounded
m praise of all admirers of the Cleveland club.
It seems to me that Mr. Loftus has always had
a vigorous pitcher to put in the box, and with
rare judgment he has invariably had the right
man in at the right time. There is more in
judgment of this kind than seems to be com
monly understood. I feel sure that we all wish
the "youngsters" well, and, personally, my wish
is that it Pittsburg cannot get the desired
prize, Cleveland may cause a sensation by
capturing it. In all branches of snort the un
expected often turns up, and it may be so in
The Pennnnt Knee.
Boston is still going ahead in the race and
without doubt that team is playing a very
lucky game. There was a sample of its luck
against New York on Thursday and .Friday.
The men from the regions of culture, however,
will soon bo on the road, and then, II all goes
well, they will be tested. I won't be surprised
if Clarkson and Badbourne get a drubbing
when they come West. Philadelphia still
keeps in line and is playing a good and steady
game. The Giants are sadly out of form, bat
they are no worse than they were last year at
this time. .One of these days I expect to see J
tnem poii tnemseives togetner ana go rapidly
ahead. They have the material to do it Chi
cago is similarly fixed and the boosters and
Senators are apparently where they will finish.
The Brotherhood and League.
It seems as if the importance of the coming
controversy between the Ball Players' Brother
hood and the National League is beginning to
dawn on the majority of people interested in
baseball. During the last few days the ques
tion has been dealt with pretty extensively.
Nothiirg new, however, has been said. The
Despatch has steadily, since last winter,
argued the pros and cons of the question and
above all has pointed out that the matter was
of the highest importance to all parties con
cerned. Recently various contemporaries and
baseball magnates have fallen In the wake and
the question is now a leading one. It is the
general opinion that the Brotherhood means to
assail the graded salary plan and this expecta
tion is giving rise to much concern among the
omciais 01 certain ciuds. secretary ocanarett,
who is a very sensible and shrewd baseball au
thority, a few days ago expressed objections
to the contemplated action of the Brotherhood,
which may be taken to be indorsed by all the
other clubs that favor the graded salary plan,
as it is now. ;Mr. Scandrett's great
and almost only fear is that if the
graded plan is abolished, the high
priced players will continue to demand high
salaries, which will be paid. This, he argues,
can only be done by curtailing the salaries of
other players of less reputation. Mr. Scandrett,
from this reasoning, deducts the expectation
that the majority of players will oppose the
abolition of the graded plan, because the ma
jority are not high-priced men. There may be
a grain or two of consolation in this, but I fail
to Fee why there should. Mr. Scandrett and
others fall to see, or at least do not take into
consideration the fact that even under the
present syBtem of graded salaries these high
priced men get jost as much as tbey ever did.
They would certainly get no more if there was
no eroded salary role, and it is safe to siv that
the balance of useful players would get no lessN
than tney are getting now. xnis common)
sense Tiew of the question will certainly lnfla-j
ence iiie majority 01 tne piayers to ioiiow tne
advice of their leaders. It is, doubtless, true
that there are salaries being paid much too big
for the best interest of baseball, and it is
also true, as recently remarked by Mr.
Erastus Wiman, that those big sala
ries have been brought about more
by the business abilities of the League officials
than by anything else. The great trouble,
however, is to keep the salaries uniformly
down. This would, indeed, be an easytaskif
every man in the business, that is every cap
italist, would with unimpeachable honesty
abide by any agreement that might be made.
What I mean by this is that no man would
take advantage of any technical loop hole to
secure a player by paying a salary above what
might be deemed uniform, it is this desire to
outreach one another that will always be the
tumbling block despite all the roles that may
be adopted. But the graded salary plan is
open to another very powerful objection.
Salaries are graded according to the caprice of
one man who is almost entirely guided by
-records on paper. This principle is so auto
cratic that I venture to nv it will never ho
successful. There is nobody better able to de
termine the financial value of a player's ser-,
vices than the club he plays with. This com
mon sense fact suggests that one of two things
could or might be done. First, a salary limit
without any grade could be made to go into
operation as toon as adopted without
tolerating any two, three or four years' agree
ment with players. Let the rule be so absolute
that not a player in the League can receive
more than the limit from the day that it goes
into operation. Of course the general idea of
this was tried before, or at least a rale of this
kind was adopted. It was never tested, how
ever, because nobody lived up to it It may
be argued that almost all the players in a team
might want the limit. If they were worth it
they should have it and their services would
yield the dub increased financial returns. If
the exchequer of a club could not pay a major
ity of its men the limit, providing tbey were
worth it, there is no reason whatever that those
players who are not so paid should ba robbed.
It Is Really Itobbery.
Any rule that retains a player in a club at a
salary below what his services are worth pro
mulgates a system of robbery. -That player is
being robbed of talents that are his own and
which ought certainly to be exchanged for their
market value at least. If a club cannot pay him
his fnll worth there is no reason whatever
why that dab should prevent another club from
doing so. ven the graded salary plan now in
operation seems to acknowledge tnis truth, but
as stated above the graded plan is so fnll of ob
jections ana permits even now so many gianng
inequalities that it must either be amended or
replaced by a more satisfactory rule, and cer
tainly one containing more elements of justice.
But there is nothing to prove that were the
graaed salary plan abolished more players
would want the limit than are receiving that
figure now. Another plan to meet the big dif
ficulty has been suggested. It is that which is
now in operation in some of the minor leagues.
It provides that the salary list of each club
shall only amount to a certain figure. Each
dnb is allowed to divide that amount among
its players as it likes. Whatever may be the
merits of this plan it seems to be too cumber
some for the National League. Its chances of
adoption are so remote that it would be useless
to spend any time in discussing it However,
let me say again that this qnestlon 01 the lim
itation and grading of salaries mnst be faced,
and it must be "faced fairly. There is always
a tendency on the part of a large portion
of the baseball public to sympathise with
the players. In this Instance, however, it must
not be forgotten that there are gentlemen
financially interested in baseball every year,
while, on the other hand, there is scarcely a
ball player In the League who can save con
siderably every year. This is a fair way of
looking at the case. It may now and again be
trae that the players have correct theories and
sound logic on their side, as in the case of the
reserve rule. But it ought not to be forgotten
that theories are often beautiful things until
applied to facts. Laws and rules have to be
made for the world and business as they are;
not as they should be. If the baseball business
was a model, as it should be, both as regards
players and capitalists, the reserve rule might
be dispensed with; but in view of human im
perfections, its abolition now would cause a
general collapse, and were it made less strin
gent matters would be worse than at present.
Gambling; Clnb Evils.
Of late there has been much said and written
about dubs in this and other cities in the State.
It seems, that a similar state of things under
similar laws exists in London, Eng. On this
subject Pendragon, In a recent issue of his
paper, makes the following interesting re
Bad and wicked as these aristocratic clubs
aro it is probably the so-called working man's
clnb which brings about most misery. I have
myself no objection whatever to the floral tri
bute, the Pnapian, and the anti-vestal dubs, so
long as they keep themselves to themselves, ex
cept on the score already set forth that it
makes the licensing system a mockery to the
world at large, and more than ever an oppres
sor bo wose who are comDeuea xo Dm ud wim
its heavy and expensive tyrannies. But
the working men's dnbs are productive
of endless misery to the wretched wives
and the starring children of the me
chanics and laborers who keep these
infamous places going, and who sit there play
ing cards and guzzling bad beer, or worse
spirits, for hours after the neighboring taverns
are-empty and silent. Most of these clubs have
a tape in the daytime, and a layer handy to
snap up the unconsidered trifles of the men
who, like moths round a candle, are drawn
thither against their will and what ought to be
their better judgment. The police must be
aware of these dens of iniquity, which abound,
and yet no move is ever made to purge lower
class London of their hideous presence. I
have no desire to say a word for the Adelphi
Club, of which I know nothing bat what I have
been told, or for the more pretentious sheol in
which what would be a fortune to you or me,
reader, is regarded as a mere bagatelle. But of
ooin inese places it may oe said mat a meat's
dissipation and card or dice plavmg there
would never bring about a tithe the misery and
deprivation among women and children that is
brought about by the same sort of thing when
we meet it in Its far coarser and baser and
uglier circumstances about Clerkenwell, the
Borough or WhitechapeL Not so long ago I
was informed, semi-officlally, that the difficulty
of dealing with these fustian-frequented, foul
smelling, bare-boarded and" dirty deal tabled
copper hades was that they conld not be
touched without danger accruing to one or two
clubs of high repute In the West, which,
though in conduct undoubtedly dubs in the
best sense of the word, and of a repre
sentative character at that, are run
not by the members themselves,
but by private individuals for profit, and there
fore are really commercial speculations, violat
ing the fundamental principles of our inland
revenue system. If 0 or 100 or 1,000 men
arrange to start and continue an establishment
at their own risk and for their own advantage,
and nobody but themselves and those they
may afterwards elect as joint proprietors with
them are allowed te participate in expenses or
benefits, that establishment is as private as
your house or mine, and unless something
happens which makes the place a public scan
dal it is naturally and properly free from any
thins in the way of outside intervention.
But the case is altogether different, in the
event of the law being put in force,
with Jones or Brown, wjio takes a house,
no matter whether it be in Pall Mall or the
Bethnal Green road and turns it into a club so as
to get bis living and make money thereby. The
growth of cheap clubs has become so enormous
of late, and their proprietorship is now so re
munerative a business, that what the law was
prepared to wink at when Brook's and White's
and the Travelers' and one or two such-like un
licensed proprietary houses, were the only of
fenders, is likely to become a serious if not a
State matter now that almost every parish in
London has its two or three notorious club and
therefore unlicensed night and gambling
Plenty of Battles Promised.
It is. indeed, a long time since so many prom
inent pugilistic contests were arranged as there
have been this week.;Some of them may not be
definitely fixed, but it is safe to say that they
will take place. No less than five encounters
were agreed upon by the California Athletic
Club a few days ago. According to reports
from San Francisco the contests are as follows:
Pat Killen versus Joe McAuliffe, the Marine
versus Jack Dempsey. Jack McAuliffe versus
Billy Myer, Jimmy Carroll versus Jem Carney,
Gnffin versus Tommy Warren. This is cer
tainly a feast for those who have an admiration
for the manly art. Probably the most impor
tant of the proposed contests is that between
Carroll and Carney. Of coarse both are En-
flishmen, but Carroll is a deserter from the
English army and has no desire to recross the
Atlantic and rush into the bands of the British
military authorities. The California clnb has
therefore offered a parse of $5,000 for the two
men to fight to a finish for. Carney will
be paid all expenses from England to 'Friscoi
and return. This is, indeed, a tempting offer
ana one wnicn (jarney is almost sure to accent.
He cannot object to going to 'Frisco because
of fear of not getting fair treatment. The Cali
fornia Club will certainly see that not an un
fair thing is done to him. I will be surprised
If Carney is not very anxious indeed to accept
the offer, because it will appear to him that
Carroll will not be a difficult mark for him. At
first sight it would really seem that Carney
would have little trouble in disposing of a
man like J. Carroll, fie is not a young man
by any means and until recently has not been
generally considered an out and out first-class
man. He is a plucky man, however. On the
other hand Camey is well into the thirties and
the contest will be under Queensberry rules.
This will help Carroll considerably as Carney,
under prize ring rules where he could hug his
man would certainly make short work of Car
roll. It may be that Carroll is of opinion that
his hope lies in Queensberry rules. However,
if this is so he may be deceived. I am at pres
ent firmly convinced that Carroll never did
and never will, bar accident, see the day when
he'll defeat Carney.
McAuifle and Killen.
It seems interesting to patrons of the ring to
see Joe McAuliffe come to the front again.
For a time it has looked as if Peter Jackson
had sent McAuliffe into permanent obscurity.
However, the exploded California wonder is ap
parently himself again and is willing to test
conclusions with Pat Killen. A contest be
tween tbese two men will be interesting in
many respects, but chiefly because It will
probably give us an idea as to what Jackson
really is. He soon demolished McAuliffe, and
if the latter should happen to upset Killen
effectively, we may then be indlned to think
Jackson the wonder that some of his friends
say he is. I say he "may," because there are
many people who have only a poor opinion
of Killen'i pugilistic abilities. He certainly
is not an accomplished artist in the science of
slugging, as it is termed. This may sound
strange in view of the fact that all the reputa
tion he possesses as a pugilist has been earned
in glove contests. The tact remains, however,
that he is a very slow man, and I often, am in
dined to think that he lacks that amount of
pluck necessary for a good man. He certainly
did not act bravely with McCaffrey, and If any
thing displayed a spirit of decided tlmldltv.
But McAuliffe is just what I always said he
was when he was "slaughtering" everybody.
He is a powerful and to a great extent useless
pugilist. He would have been a happy mark
for manv little men many of us have known.
Like Killen, he has made his fame by simply
forcing himself into close quarters and deal
ing out dose' of his strength on mediocre op
ponents until they have fallen. Like Killen,
also, be can bit a tremendous bl6w if anybody
will stand until the blow is delivered. If the
intended victim, however, moves a little it is
safe to sav that the blow will strike nothing
but air. However, the contest may be a lively1
one, out i win oe surprisea n it is anytning ua
an accomplished one.
The Other Encounters,
Jack McAuliffe and Billy Myer will undoubt
edly be the great attraction of the many pro
posed fights. Their respective merits in the
ring are still undecided and each claims the
title of American light-weight champion.
Whatever may have been the cause of their
burlesque at North Judson it may be taken for
granted that they will have to fight if they go
to the California Club. There are no excuses
there and cowards or weak-hearted contestants
are soon hustled out of the way. I am per
suaded that there are thousands of people anx
ious to see the two men in question thoroughly
tried. When they fought, or at least tried to
fight, some-time ago I expressed myself f ally
as to their respective merits. I have not
changed my opinion and I still think that, un
der any rules, McAuliffe will be the better
man. The proposed contest between Dempsey
and the Marine needs little comment at pres
ent. Both men in condition I don't see how
Dempsey can lose. Iboldasimilar opinion re
garding Griffin and Warren. I have never
looked upon Warren as being even a good second-class
man. If Griffin has pluck and can
fight at all he ought to defeat Warren.
-TEACHERS AND PUPILS.
The Contributions of the Children to Flood
Sufferer A Bnsbel of Coin Teachers
Elected The Frosser Fond.
The great power, "money," had the Cen
tral Board officers almost distracted last
week. Prom Tuesday evening to yesterday
afternoon money came pouring in to answer
the call to aid the sufferers in the Cone
mangh Valley. So many ol the school chil
dren brought their donation in pennies that
Secretary Keisfar and Clerk Hark Lewis
were obliged to play "catch penny" for two
days in taunting 7,600 pennies, and
all together abont a bushel of coin.
Altogether the amount received from the
public schools has climbed away up beyond
all expectation. Last evening it amounted
to $2,354 17, with the collection at the
Bellefield school and the proceeds of the two
evenings entertainments for the sufferers
yet to be heard from. Both will realize
$300, it is expected, which will make the.
public school fund over 52,600. "What to do
with this fnnd is now a great puzzle to the
city educators. Not bnt there is plenty to
be done with it, bnt they think that all
societies and churches see that their mem
bers are cared for, so should this money that
has been collected through the efforts of the
teachers be sent to the distressed teachers of
Some few think the money should be
given to help anyone in need of it. Secre
tary Beisfar has been in communication
with Superintendent Johnston, of the Johns
town schools that were, and who is a brother
of E. P. Johnston, of the Moorhead school.
Out of a corps of 38 teachers 7 are drowned
and 20 of the remaining ones have lost
everything and have relatives who were de
pending on their salaries for a livelihood.
This plan to divide the money will likely be
adopted: That a. cpmmittee consisting of
Secretary Beisfar and two principals go to
Johnstown, and with Superintendent John
ston visit the most destitute teachers and
give to each $100 and hand the remaining
money to the general Belief Committee.
Peof. H. W. Fisheb lost several relatives
in the flood.
The Fourteenth ward schools are to have
the half -day session for this month.
The Fortieth street bnilding. Seventeenth
ward, will be entirely renovated during vaca
tion. nay with a public exhibition of the work that
can be done.
,v The High School Committee'; his fixcithe
dates of the final examinations for applicants
to the High School for June 24, 25 and 23.
The Teachers' Academy meets next Satur
day. A list of the active, retired and deceased
members, will be submitted for final action.
The Washington schools will picnic at the
Arsenal June 23. providing the grounds can be
obtained. The Knox school children will be at
Aliquippaon the 26th.
Axii the teachers who were drowned at Johns
town were residents of the place, with the ex
ception of Miss McDevitt, whose home was at
Alexandria, Huntingdon county.
The examinations for teachers' provisional
certificates were concluded at the High School
yesterday. The successful ones will receive
their certificates in about one month.
The committee that had charge of the
Prosser benefit met yesterday to consider the
best method for the disposal of the funds. Fi
nally it was decided that Mrs. Preiser's brother
be appointed trustee, and that she shall receive
a monthly allowance till the funds are ex
hausted. The proceeds are almost $1,500.
The entire corps of old teachers, of the
Springfield school, with Prof. Sam Andrews as
principal, was re-elected last week. There are
two vacancies which will not be filled till the
regular meeting in July. A substitute has been
filling the place of Miss Campbell, who was
married the first of the year, and Miss Sadie
Dunn resigns to be married early next month
to Mr. James Fee.
The great magnet that can do wonders at
Jacksons. Extraordinaryreductions. Mark
down in every department. Suits of fine,
all-wool cheviot, cassimere, worsteds, now
marked down to $8, $10, $12; worth double
the amount. See these bargains, it will pay
you. Odd pants for ordinary wear, warrant
ed not to rip, at $1 60, worth double. Men's
fine dress pants at $2, $2 60 and $3, only
equaled by custom tailors. Visit.' our hat
department for nobby styles. Stiff and Bolt
hats marked down to the lowest notch. We
don't intend to make redactions at the end
of the season. Now is the time to give buy
ers the benefit. Jacksons',
Clothiers, Tailors, Hatters and Furnishers,
954 and 956 Liberty street, Star Corner.
Tho Allegheny Baseball Team
"Will be home again shortly and of course
you'll want to go and see a game or so
played by them. "Well, now, by simply
purchasing the suit you've "thought of for
so long at Gusky's, yon can see a game
played for nothing. Gusky's are giving
away with every man's or youth's suit to
the amount of $1Q or upward, a ticket good
for admission to any championship ball
game played at Becreation Park this season.
If yon are seeking for a very fine im
ported Cigar, ask to see the La Matilde
Brand. G. W. Schmidt,
Nos. 95 and 97 Fifth Ave.
For summer furnishing. Special patterns
adapted for the hot season. Most suitable
goods for campmeetings, lawn fetes and ex
cursion parties. P. C. Schoeneck,
Saw 711 Liberty street.
Dress Laces Chantilly flonncings,
fish and drapery nets have never been in as
great request before; the largest variety at
the lowest prices and in the choicest styles
to be found a.t Hngus & Hackc's. irwrsu
. Golden pheasant awnings at Mamanx &
Son's, 637 and 639 Penn ave.
Wm. J. Fbidat's ''Marie" brand of
Havana cigars are tbe finest in this market;
3 for 25c. 633 Smithfield st wfsu
TJittil Beptemberl, 12 cabinets of chil
dren, 81 per dozen, at Anfrecht's Mite Gal
lery, 516 Market st, Pittsburg.' Elevator.
Idlewtld awnings, entirely new, at
JIamaux & Son's, 637 and S39 Penn ave.
Don't buy tickets bnt go to Pearson for
yoar cab. photo. 's, where you are sore to
.get tne vaine 01 your money.
WITHEIGHT AND LEFT
The Babies Give Oar Home Talent
Two Clean Settlers.
MORRIS WAS BADLY BATTERED.
Galvin Hade a Stand, hut Also Was
THE SENATORS DEFEAT THE PHILLIES
rsrxcixx. tzxtgrax to the msrATcn.i
Cleveland, June 8. If anybody In
Cleveland, the most sanguine crank in town,
had wagered that the Clevelands would
take three straight from Pittsburg, he would
have been hooted at for his pains, ami peo
ple after that supposed sure thing would
have wanted to accept all his financial
propositions. But the fact is that
they have taken three straight, and
though they had to fight for the
third, got the second with the greatest ease.
It began to drizzle shortly after 2 P. si.,
while the first game was in progress, and
the drizzling kept upat spells like an attack
of intermittent fever all tbe afternoon. Tbe
sun struggled and fought to get through the
big banks of water-laden clouds in the west,
bnt all to no purpose, except that it prevented
a constant downpour.
THE GEASS WAS WET
and that settled Mr. Morris' fate. It was his
first appearance in tbe town and a big crowd
was out to see him. in fact nearly 6,000 people
took chances on the rain andThowled like tbe
inmates of Bedlam when the Clevelands piled
up their hits and won the game. Mr. Fessen
den was off, fearfully so. In the first two innings
ho piled op four of the rankest decisions against
the home clnb that mortal man ever witnessed.
He was free to admit that he was dead wrong
when the game was over and the crowd didn't
howl at him very much when Cleveland got
The music began earlv and continued late.
Strieker started off by smashing a hard single
to left McAleer forced him out and McKean
got his base on balls. McAleer was caught
stealing second, and then Twitchell smashed
the ball for three bases. McKean came In
homo and deared the plate by a pretty slide
and was promptly called out by Mr. Fessenden.
Beckley got first on McKean's fumble, but
Maul's force out nailed him at second.
THE Htm GETTHTO COMMENCED
for Cleveland in the third inning and with
six base hits in succession, beginning with
Bakely, the home club only got two runs be
cause of some miserable work by Fessenden.
There were plenty of men on bases for Cleve
land in the next Inning, but McKean popped
up a nice one to Snnday, who smothered it as
neatly as a dog catching buns.
The Plttsburgs scored on Maul's base hit.
TJnnlap's sacrifice and Snyder's overthrow.
Then the Clevelands went in and got another,
because Dunlap. Knehne and Smith bunched
their errors. It began to rain very briskly in
the Pittsburgs half, but the game went right
on. With one man out Knehne was donated
first base on a silver salver. Faatz made a
muff of Bakely' s assist to catch Hanlon at this
juncture and Carroll placed a nice little sacri
fice in the right place, that scored Kuehne, and
Hanlon was right at his heels a moment later.
Beckley didn't want to play then with the
score tied and the rain falling. He had to bunt
for his bat and then his shoe wanted tieing.
His hands were damp and he needed a towel to
Fessenden yelled: "I give you one minute to
come to the plate or I'll call you out." He
came then, but hlsbat was damp and he ran
down to the pitcher's box to" dry it off with a
towel. The crowd grew exasperated and
hissed audibly after the monkey work was all
over. Beckley lined the ball out for a slnele.
Bakeley's wild pitch sent him to third and he
scored on Maul's hit. Sunday's long fly to
Twitchell stopped tbe scoring. Pittsburg was
one ahead and the crowd sore. The rain let
up, bnt the ball was very slippery. Cleveland's
seven runs in the sixth were due to a combina
tion of errors, base hits and Morris' inability to
et the ball over the plate. Tbe Clevelands
egan with Strieker, batted clear around once
and ended with Twitchell. They might still be
batting, but were ordered to quit, as It
was apparent Cleveland had a sure thing
on the game with seven runs scored.
Hanlon's base on balls, Carroll's hit
and Maul's long fly to McAleer gave Pittsburg
one more run. The Clevelands had plenty of
men on bases in the next three innings, hut
they didn't score, principally because they were
anxious to get out as rapidly as possible.
Maul's work was the feature of the game. All
of his chances were difficult and splendidly
THE SECOND GAME.
The Pittsburgs did not want to play the sec
ond game. They had had enough. The local
management couldn't see it in that light.
Many people had come late, only to see tbe one
game. Finally it was decided to play five
innings and the game began. Yon wouldn't
have known the Pittsburgs were the same dub.
They went at the ball with a snap and a vim
that was refreshing to see. Jimmy Galvin was
given a perfect ovation by the crowd, and Maul
was compelled to doff his cap for a beautiful
double play from left field, catching Bad! ord's
line hit on a dead run within a foot of the
ground and throwing Faatz out at first. The
Pittsburgs got their first run on a base
hit and a wild pitch, and then scored on
Hanlon's hit short of second and Beckley's hit.
Galvin was very effective in the second. A
base on balls to Tebeau and two singles in suc
cession scored a run. There was a chance for
Miller to catch Tebeau at the plate, but he
muffed the balk In the fourth Tebeau
cracked a hot single out in Maul's
territory. Zimmer struck out, but
O'Brien made his second hit. Strieker put
both men up a base on a sacrifice and Tebeau
scored while the fielders were trying to catch
O'Brieabetween" first and second. McAleer s
base hit sent O'Brien over the plate and Miller
again muffed the throw in.
The fifth was a blank to Cleveland and after
tbe Pittsburg bad made their run as before de
scribed the game ended.
CLZVELA'DSBB P A- E
pirrsBcna b b p a e
Faatz, 1 ....
Hanlon. m. 2
0 4 0
2 2 2
2 7 0
2 3 1
1 3 1
0 4 K
Carroll, c. 0
Ueckley, 1., 1
Maul, 1 1
Sunday, r.. 0
Dunlin. 2.. 0
0 0 2 2 1
0 0 0 0 0
Knehne, 3.. 1 1
2 4 2
ToUls... 10 18 27 16 4
5 8 27 15 "5
Clevelands 0 02017000 -10
Pittsburgs 0 00130100-5
Earned runs-CIevelands, 3.
Sacrifice hits Carroll, Maui, Dunlap.
Stolen base Radford.
Double play Kuehne, Dunlap and Beckley.
First base on balls Clevelands, 8; Plttsburrs. 0.
Hit By pitched ball-Smith. "
Struck out Clevelands, 1: Pittsbargs. 2.
Wild pltches-Bakeley, Morris.
Time Two liour-j.
CLEVELAND SXCOITS GA1IX.
CLEVELA'D B B V A X
B B P AS
Strieker, 2.- 0
McAleer, m. 0
McKean. s.. 0
TwltcneU, 1. 0
Faatz, 1.... 0
Kadford, r.. 0
lebein, ... 2
Zimmer, c. .. 0
O'Brien, p.. 1
Hanlon, m.. 1
Miller, c 0
Beckley, 1... 0
Maul. 1 0
Snnday, r... 1
uaniap. z.. o
Smith, s 0
Galvin, p... 0
Kuehne, 3... 0
Totals 3 7 15 9 0
Totals 2 6 15 9 2
Clevelands .'. 0 10 2 0-3
Pittsburgs 0 10 0 1-2
Earned runs Clevelands. I.
Sacrifice hlts-Strickr, Smith.
Stolen bases Hanlon. Miller.
Double plays Strieker, McKean and Faatz'
McKean, Faatz and Tebeau: Maul and Beckley.
First base on balls Clevelands, 2; Pittsburgs. 3
Struck out Clevelands, lj Pittsburgs, l.
Wild pitch-O'Brien. 1.
Umpire i essenden.
Toronto Gets There.
rSFXCIAL TXLIGBAM TO TUX DISPATCH.
Tobonto, O., June 8. Toronto defeated the
Beaver Grays in a closely contested game on
the home grounds to-day. The following is
the score by innings:
Toronto 2 0213001 9
Beaver Grar , 0 00043010 S
Bate hits Torontos, 14; Beaver Oravs, 4.
Errors Torontos. 9; Beaver Grays, 3.
Earned runs Torontos, 4; Beaver Urays, 1.
The Climax Again.
The Climax team again beat the "Watercures at
PhilUpsburg yesterday in a good batting game.
Climax 1 110 0 S 7 2 2 1-29
Watercures, 4 0 4 0 10 0 2 011
Batteries Clmax, Pennington and Striker:
Watercures, Balzer and Bchenster.
Base hits Climax, 20; Watercures, 9.
struck out By Pennington, 12; by Balzer, C ,
SOME WRETCHED FIELDING.
The Phillies' Bad Mistakes Give the Sena
tors a Game.
PnaADEMmA, June 8. Washingtons won
a game hero to-day because o tbe wretched
fielding of tho Philadelphia clnb. John Ward,
late of the New Orleans club, and recently
signed by Managor Wright as an lufielder, was
given a trial at center field. Fogarty not being
able to play. He was not by any means a suc
FUILAD'A. n B F A
WASH'TOX. K B P jL E
Wood, 1 3
Ward. m... t)
Clements, c. 0
Thompson, r 0
Mulvey, 3... 0
Farrar, 1.... 1
lrwln. s 0
Hallman, 2. 1
Casey, p.... o
Hoy, m..... 0
Wilmot. 1... 1
Myers, 2 0
Morrill. 1... 0
Sweeney, 3.. 0
KhriKht, s . 1
Shock, r 2
Slack, e 3
Fearson, p.. 0
Totals 51124 1 9
Totals 7 8 27 19 3
whlnztons 1 10 0 0 3 0
Earned runs rniiaaeipnias. ztwastunctonj, 3.
Two-base hits Wood, 2; Wart. Thompson, 2;
Three-base hits Mulvey: Ballman.
Sacrifice hits-lrwln. Mailman. Caser.
Stolen basea-Farrar. Mrers. shock. Mack.
First base on ball.-Morrill. Ebrlght. Mack.
Hit by pitched ball-F&rrar.
Struck out Mulver, Hoy, 2; Morrill, Shock,
l'assed balli-Maek, 1.
Time of game-Two hours.
Umplrse-Andrews and Haddock.
Hovr Ther Stand.
The following exhaustive record shows bow
the League clubs stand Up to date. It will be
seen that there have been many postponed
games during the past week. Boston still leads
and will do so for a time. Plttsbnrg. during
the week, was in fifth place, but retreated back
to sixth, and will stay there for a time. Fol
lowing Is tbe table:
Tbe Brooklyn Beat tbs Iioalsvllles la a
New York; June 8. At the contest between
the Brooklyns and Louisvilles to-day there was
just life enough in the game to keep most of
the spectators in their seats until the sixth in
ning. Then most of the on-lookers grew so
weary that they went home. Score:
Brooklyns 0 2 5 0 0 0 2 3 2-14
Louisville 0 300000026
Earned runs Brooklyns, 4; Louisvilles, S.
Three-base hit Wolf
Home runs qorkniu 2, Shannon.
Base hits Brooklyns, 12: tionlsvllles, 7.
First base on balls By Carnthers, 4; by Strat
Struck out By Carnthers, 2: Stratton, 1.
Fltchers Cirnthers and Stratton.
Time One hour and 55 minutes.
Umpire Mr. Ferguson,
Athletics 3 2 10 4 2 0 0 211
Kansas Cltvs 1 -000100002
ritchers Weyhlng and Sullivan. '
Three base hits Stovey, l'urcell.
First base on balls-On Sullivan, 4; off Wey
Struck ont By SnlHvan, 3; by Weyhlng, 4.
l'assed balls Donahue, 4.
Wild pitches Weyhlng-, 2.
Time One hour and 55 minutes.
Kansas City s.. 21 21 .500
Baltlmores....20 20 .500
Won. Lost. Ct.
St. IiOulS 31 12 .721
Athletics 23 15 .605
jsrooKtrns xt is .
Columbus 15 25 ,375
Cincinnati... 21 .6121
Louisvilles.... 8 35 .183
The Lntrobes Flay a Good Game and Win
by 7 to 1.
rSFICTAI, TXLIORAM TO THE DISPATCH. 1
Latbobe, June 8. The home team defeated
the Unlontown team yesterday afternoon by a
score of 7 to 1. The game was closely contested
up to the seventh inning, when singles by Denny
and Lehman and errors by Meehan and Haller
gave the home team two runs. In the eighth
inning Meehan and Hallerwere substituted for
the Listen brothers. After Ladew struck out,
Marberger was hit by a pitched ball. Showalter,
weut to first on balls and both scored on W.
Listen's miss of Bair's hit. Balr scored on Ha.
f gan's miss of Hess' hit. Ladew and Hess, who
iormea me nattery lor tne nome team, did
good work, Ladew being very effective when
men were on bases. Following is the score:
Latrobe ...0 10 10 0 2 3 7
Unlontown ,t...0 10 0 0 0..0 0 01
Base hits Latrobes, 3: Unlontowns, 6.
Errors Latrobes. 2; Unlontowns, 6.
.Two-bass hlts-Meehan, Bawley.
Struok out By Ladew, 7; by Listen, 8: by Mee
Bases on balls Off Ladew, 5; off Listen, 1; off
Victorious Freight Men.
A large nnmber of tho employes of the mo
tive power department of the Pennsylvania
Railroad, having considerable leisure on ac
count of the crippled condition of that road,
caused by the recent floods, repaired to tho
vacant lot on Penn avenue, near Thirty-second
street, yesterday, where a picked nine of the
passenger firemen played a game of baseball
with a nine picked from the engineers and fire
men of the freight department. Quite a lively
interest was taken in the game by a large num
ber of people who witnessed it. The score was
Passenger score 1 010105008
Freight score 0 1 2 0 0 S 0 3 1-13
Beat the Tnrentnms.
rSPECIAL TELXOBAM TO THE DISPATGIM
Baltsbubo, Pa., June & The game hero
to day between the Tarentums and Klskimine
tas was very exciting throughout the whole
game. The f eatnre of the game was Wilson's
long two-base hit. The battery for Kiskimine
tas. Hemphill and Wilson; for Tarentums, Ken
nedy, T. and Wolf, P. The following was the
score by innings:
Klsklmlneta 0 102001 50-9
Tarentums 1 0000011 I
Struck out-By Hemphill. 11: by Wolf, 7.
Basehits-Klsklmlnetas, 11: Tarentums, 5.
Errors Klsklmlnetas, 6: Tarentums, 4.
Time Two hours and 30 minutes.
The Athletics Won.
In a good game the Mt. Washington Athletics
defeated the F. C. Bacons yesterday by a score
of 8 to 3. Tbe batteries were Brohman and Mc
Eee for tbe Bacons, and Stevens and Jessop for
the Athletics. Score:
Athletics 2 0000033-8
Bacons 0 0600020 1-3
Base hits Athletics, 11; total, IS bases; Bacons,
2; total. 3 bases
Struck out-By Stevens, 19; by Brohman, 8.
A. A. P. There is no record such as yon re
quire. The Volunteers defeated the Evan Stars by
19 to 7 yesterday.
The Excelsior Stars defeated the E. L.Sheff
ners yesterday by 9 to 0.
The First Ward Blues beat the Fourth Ward
Blues yesterday by 22 to 10.
The M. D's. defeated the Ann Street Start
yesterday by a score of SO to 13.
We might have won the second game yester
day, but the fates are against us.
The S. S. Browns beat the Schoenfelts yes
terday by 11 to 10 at Castle Shannon.
Two'more for tbe Babies and two more for
Pittsburg. Up and down. What a differ
ence. 'Rats stopped the League games at Boston
and Chicago yesterday and the Association
game at Columbus.
The Lafayettes beat the Shadyslde Enock
Abouts yesterday by 15 to 13. Hilt's playing at
second was the feature.
The Clifton Stars want to hear from any
club wheso members are undr 14 years of ago.
Address Henry Doyle, 33. Eighteenth street,
The Painter Stars want to hear from anv
club whose members are not more than 15
years old. Address P. Sullivan, Painter's
office. West End.
H. D. Kerb proposes starting a "16-year-old"
club to play Saturday afternoons all disen
gaged amateurs. Address H. D. Kerr, 622 Lib
erty street, Pittsburg, Pa., or box 828.
The Volunteers, of the Southside, would
like to hear from the St. Paul's, A. J. Maul's,
the J. P. Beckley's, Alarms, and all other 14 or
15-year-old dubs. Address P. A. Mullany, 607
The Ed. Zimmerman Stars beat the Silver
Bells yesterday by 28 to a The victors want to
hear from any club whose members are under
13 years of age.; Address J. Zimmerman,
Wigbtman's Glass House, West End.
The Independents,.of the Eighteenth ward,
defeated the Eagles, of the Seventeenth ward,
at tbe Fifty-first street grounds yesterday af
ternoon in a ten-inning contest by a score of 10
to 9. The Independents would like to hear from
any club, whose members are 15 or under 15
years old! Address H,E. Leslie, corner Forty
fourth and Davison streets, city.
FB0M OTHER CITIES.
Some Interesting Gossip From tbe
Home of the Hoosiers.
BANCROFT MAY BE CALLED DOWH.
Tne Babies Are the Greatest Pets of the
8PEAGIJET0 HATH ATH0E0DGH TRIAL
Indianapolis, June 8. The Indianap
olis ball team is slowly, but gradually and
with some degree of certainty, approachidg
the outer gates of the city, but whether or
not the returning aggregation will be al
lowed within the walls of tbe proud Hoosier
capital remains to be seen. As yet the
Committee of Safety has not fully decided
how to act. The town is fall of manias,
made so by the awful record of the team,
and trouble is apprehended. Three members
of the clnb were sent on from Pittsburg and
met with no violence, bnt they came at night
while the pickets slept and tbe city was hushed
in darkness. They also made haste to announce
that at least two of them would probably leave
at once for Chicago, and so far all outward evi
dences of danger have been controlled.
It was thought the team might change its
luck or improve its play, and get some games In
Ansonville, and that really seems to be the
club's last chance and only hope of salvation.
When Boyle, Whitney and Meyers arrived here
on Wednesday tbe latter, alter tne two former
had secured safe hiding places, appeared In the
public square and tried to explain things, but
did not meet with mucn success. Meyers is
honest and truthful, however, and, being a
favorite, received a very pleasant reception.
He said that tbe Hoosiers had been playing
good ball, and had tried hard to win, bat
the demon of ill lack followed the team
like the shadow of sin. A compliment was paid
the men as regards their conduct since leaving
home, and it was claimed that the loss of so
many games could not be attributed to dissipa
tion or anything of that character.
"We played our best," explained the stubby
little catcher, "but somehow the other fellows
always went us one bettcr.no matter how many
wegbt, I really can't understand it myself.
When we battedhard the opposingteam seemed
to be able to bit jnsra trifle harder, and so It
went. The story, however, that some of the
players are trying to break up the dub by In
different work is false, not to say absurd. Cap
tain Glasscock has put up a most remarkable
game of ball, as has Denny and other members
of the team. I think when the boys get onto
the home grounds we will have better luck and
win more games, and I will be glad to see the
day come when the Hoosiers reach Indianapo
Probably being afraid of hurting the feelings
of some fellow-player, Meyers did not speak of
the real trouble which he must see as every
body else does. The plain, simple truth is tbe
clnb has no capable pitchers and the manage
ment must be blind if that fact is not apparent
to every one of tbe board of directors. The
scores show the weakness of the team to be in
the box and nowhere else. Tbe silly cry of
star players trying to disorganize the clnb is
the sheerest nonsense. Put two or even one
more first-class pitcher in tbe team and the
Hoosiers will win as many games as at least
four others in the League race, but they never
will until the box is strengthened unless the
material on hand Improves its work.
The clnb is batting and fielding
up to tbe average and but for the
weakness mentioned wonld be well up
In the race to-day instead of occupying
a place near the tall end. The fact is recog
nized, of course, that pitchers are scarce and
difficult to obtain, but that is what the Hoosiers
must hare or remain In the lower rank.
PresldentBrusb is still at Hot Springs, but is
expected home in a few days. What he is doing
to better the condition of the team is not known.
He will probably make some more when he gets
back and I venture the opinion at this point
that be will call Manager Bancroft down If that
gentleman is correctly reported In an interview
published in a New York paper last week In
regard to the classification system, in which
Bancroft is credited with saying that tbe plan
is a fraud. It is pretty safe to say that the man
who manages the Hoosiers will be in sympathy
with that system or at least not air hi opposi
tion in the papers. A.G. Ovess.
CLEYELAND BEAED PR01T.
How the Babies Are Received by Their
Cleveland, O., June 8. There were several
enthusiastic individuals,who have got the base
ball fever in its most aggravated form, who
wanted to meet the local dnb upon its return
home with a brass band and other popular
demonstrations of approval. They begged and
besought Secretary Hawley to give his consent,
but he resolutely and sensibly said '-no," and
nothing could move him to change his idea.
The cranks felt aggrieved and held an indigna
tion meeting all by themselves. They got over
their soreness, however, and went out to Thurs
day's opening game in a body. They wanted to
help the Pittsburg club out of its bad luck and
give them a rousing good sendoff with several
surplus shekels attached to it. Being
knocked out of the brass-band idea they pooled
their collateral and bought flowers for Faatz
Something over 3.000 payine'tickets greeted
the Pittsburgs, and a smile played over the
pale features of "Hustler Horace." Philips
looks as though he bad been holding a catch-as-catch-can
wrestling match with a well-developed
case of Toledo fever and chills.
Of the result of the game you are already
acquainted. Beatln's work was phenomenal,
such as all pitchers have the luck to accom
plish once In awhile, and after the murderous
third inning Staley was Very effective. The
Pittsburgs field uncommonly well, but it seems
to us at this end of tbe line as though tbey
were a trifle light with tbe willow. Can't judge
well in one game, however, and I don't want
this to go for a full-fledged opinion.
Lobbeck Is on the sick list. He is tbe first
local player to be complaining. Tbe dampness
and chilly weather appear to have brought on
an aggravated case of malaria. If it wonld
only clear np and stay clear for two days In
succession he might sweat it out. But a few
hours of sunshine are followed by several days
of rain, and we despair of making Old Sol's
acquaintance until it becomes to not that we
would like to have him out of sight.
Many offers have been madefor Sprague. but
the club will accept none. The young man is
in good condition. He will be given a thor
ough trial before he will bo permitted to leave
Zimmer is the wonder of the local catchers.
He has really the hardest delivery to face, and
in spite of that is throwing his men out at sec
ond right along, everybody's glad to see it,
for Charley is a deserving player. He doesn't
know the taste of intoxicants and seldom uses
tobacco. No manager is compelled to keep a
string tied to that man John B. Fosteb.
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