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;rlSIILEAIN A GAME MAN?
&.' His Tactics lSTot Those of PreTious
Heroes of the King.
SMITH'S CHALLENGE TO SULLIVAN.
Tfhj the Champion May Sot Accept the
FEATURES OF LEAGUE PENNANT EACE
The echos of the great battle of Monday
last have not. died away yet by any means;
indeed, the public seems almost as eager
now to discuss the merits and demerits of
the principals as ever. I venture to say
that there was a prize that received more
recognition by the public press than that ot
Sulliran and Kilrain. If all that has been
written abont the battle and the men was
pat into book form, there would be sufficient
Tolnmes to stock a good sized library.
Despite the fact, however, of the numerous
opinions and statements that have been
published regarding the affair, I intend to
gbre an estimate of the battle. The morn
ing after the fight I stated that it would not
go down to history as one of the best that
Has been fought. Kow that we have had
time to more fully consider the features
of the contest, I think nobody
, will for a moment dispute that
assertion. Certainly Sulliran was the victor,
and as such is the lion of tbe day. He deserves
all tbe credit be can pet, because be won an
honest battle, even if it was not one of the
Lest there bas been. However, after reading
all the leading accounts of the battle I cannot
avoid tlve conviction that neither of tbe prin
cipals' added very considerably to their pres
tige as pugilists. Of course, 1 am aware in say
ing this and other things that I intend to say
ray opinions will not be in harmony with those
of many people. I do not write to please every
body; the true and logical features of any sub
ject under attention are what concerns me,
and when I state those, like everything else
that goes before the world, they must take
their chances. One thing 1 wish to be under
stood, viz.: that I have reasons tor any opinion
that 1 may offer.
About the Battle.
In talkinr about tbe fight it will be best, I
think, to be as frank as possible, and if we ex
ercise this spirit I think we'll find that tbe bat
tle was f raught with features that very few
people, if any. expected to see. To begin with,
who expected to see or hear of the battle last-
M ing more than two hours and Sullivan be bailed
tbe winner? I know of nobody; I am free to
admit that I did not, nor did any of Sullivan's
. most ardent admirers, as far as I know. How
ever, why this result took place can be satisfac
torily explained, and I think the explanation
i will show that virtually thf t-ittlo was over in
I a very short time. Those uO read what I bad
r to say last Sunday on this subject will remem
ber that I stated Sullivan was liable at any
stage to get borne one of his terrific right-hand
blows, and if. he did the jig would
soon be up. This is really what did
occur. In the third round Sullivan struck
just below tbe heart with a force that undoubt
edly knocked SO per cent of Kilrain's fichting
abilities out of him. It may be that Kilrain
will never recover from the effects of that blow;
at any rate it is clear that the blow in qnestion
enabled Sullivan to have such a comparatively
easy time of it and last so well. He was to a
great extent fighting a defeated man fornearly
two hours. Every successive round fonnd Kil
rain in greater difficulties in his breathing, be
cause of that blow. I, therefore, argue that it
was owing more to the disabled condition of
Kilrain than to the alleged first-class condition
of Sullivan that enabled the latter to last so
well. There is nothing to show that Sullivan
was in much -better condition, if any better at
all, on -Monday than when be met Mitchell in
France. That he was not in anything like first
class condition is proven by tbe fact of bis vom
iting in tbe ring But circumstances under which
Sullivan was placed in France v. hen be fought
Mitchell were much more trying than those on
iionday. In both battles it was a case of who
could run around thennglongesLbut in France
tbe ring was ankle deep in mud, and a distress
lng and chilly rain was falling. Even under
these circumstances Sullivan lasted more than
three hours, and in front of a well-trained,
, trick v and active man. Now the conditions on
JloDday were infinitely more favorable to Sulli
van than those just referred to. The turf was
dry, the weather fine and Kilrain Injured in
the most vital part of bis body. With these
facts before us, then nobody can say that there
Is any proof that Sullivan was in any better
condition on Monday than he was when he met
Mitchell; indeed. I am inclined to think that
if tbe difficulties had been so creat on Mondar
as they were in France Sullivan would have
made another draw.
Fentnrea of the Fight.
My main contention is that if Kilrain had not
been struck so heavily near the heart the battle
would have lasted longer than it did, and the
great probability Is that a draw would have
ensued, not because of any terrific fighting that
would have taken place, but because of the ex
tremely cautions movements of tbe principals.
I predicted last week that Sullivan would show
that he had learned something in his fight with
Mitchell and this prediction was true. Kilrain,
to some extent, adopted Mitchell's "running
away" tactics, but Sullivan wasn't to be de
coyed this time, and he saved his strength. In
this connection, however, it is not unfair to say
that Sullivan ought to have been able to knock
Kilrain clean out long before two hours bad ex
pired: as it was. he did not knock him out
at alL Kilrain was close enough numerous
times, because be was continually bitting Sulli
van. This really ought to show that in a 21
foot ring Sullivan is not tbe terror that we have
been led to believe he is. Kilrain, undoubtedly.
Is an excellent boxer, and had he less of tbe
stagey attitnde he mieht have protected his
ribs from that awful blow; and a tricky man
who can avoid for 30 or 40 minutes Sullivan's
tremendous blows goes a long way toward ex
ploding the big fellow. How ever, Ijua inclined
to think that Kilrain did not fight a game bat
tle: he acted from tbe early part of the fight
until the close as if be was thoroughly atraid
of Sullivan. His tactics of running in and hit
ting his opponent lightly and dropping down is
a system of prize ring fichting unworthy of
admiration, buch characters of the prize ringas
Sick Hall made it obnoxious, and both Kilrain
and Mitchell have reverted to it. To say tbe
least it is cowardly of a man who lays claim to
the title of pugilistic championship to drop
down rather than face an opponent. A man
like Dempsey, Mace and others, who can hit
an opponent and ret away without Ivine down
is to be admired. There is art in that becanse
an opponent may be deco) ed to follow, when
tbe decoyer will have another opportunity to
. turn suddenly and do more damage. This was
the way, chiefly, in which Sayers beat the big
Tipton Slasher." Who ever "beard of Sayers,
Heenan, Dempsey or men of this class lying
down? It may be true tbat Kilrain knew he
was settled when he received that blow on the
side, but had he been a thorough
going game man this fact would have
prompted him to go for chances at
once. A cbance blow has turned defeat
Into victory many a time. but to
prolong a battle over two hours is indicative
tbat a man dare not go for bold and brave
chances. When Tom King fought Mace in 1863
King soon discovered that he bad met his mas
ter. But be did not slink away; be went iu for
chances, and to hafre tbe matter ended as soon
as possible. A chance blow favored bim, and
he knocked Mace out. Had Kilrain been plucky
and gone in to see if a lucky hit would turn tbe
tide. It would have been more to bis credit. It
may not be unsafe to say tbat Kilrain bas
fought his last prominent fiebt in tbe prize
ring. Defeat Is extremely costly to prize fight
ers nowadays when the show business is so
costly. On the other hand, it Is likely tbatSnl
livan will make everything possible out of his
victory. That he will profit largely by it finan
cially is certain, andlf it were possible forSulli
ian to do himself permanent good with what
his present popularity realizes. It would be well
Jem Smllh'a Challenge.
Jem Smith, the Englishman, is apparently
anxious to meet Sullivan for a very big stake
suid allow the big man 11,000 expenses to fight
In Europe. It Is hardly likely tbat' this offer
will be accepted, not because Sullivan would
refuse to fight Smith, but because of tbe fact
that Sullivan bas already been in Europe nd
Smith has never been In this country. It cer
tainly does seem that Smith bas as much right
to take a turn In traveling as anybody else. The
chances for a fight and lair play are Just as
favorable in this continent as on that in the
East. We are sure to bear considerable talk
about Smith's challenge, but I fail to see why
anybody should for a moment think tbat Sulli
van, alter defeating Kilrain, should be afraid
to meet Smith, who fought a draw with the
Baltimore man. Sullivan's victory suggests
many other things which for lack of space
cannot deal with at nresent,
Little Murnhy's defeat of Griffin on Friday
evening at Frisco settles the feather-weight
championship pretentions of Griffin. The lat
ter is a cam o little pugilist, but he has never
shown that he is in tbe champion class. Mur
phy's readiness to meet Griffin is a creat con
trast to that white-feather individual. Tommy
Warren. The latter bas invariably an excuse
to escape meeting a good game man.
As I have already intimated,space is at a pre
mium in this week's Dispatch and my limits
are very narrow. I, therefore, have little room
left to talk about baseball affairs. One thing,
however, I note with some amount of pride,
viz: That the New York team is grad
ually getting nearer the top of the
list. It has finally touched second
place ana is a very good second at tbat.
From the beginning of the season 1 have
argued that the New York team is tbe best in
tbe country. I am more convinced of this tnail
ever, and providing each team in the League
was to play its very best during tbe balance of
the season, the Giants would be easy winners.
However, accidents will happen, and tbat
makes matters very uncertain. Our local club
is once more in a sea of difficulties, tbe leading
players of tbe team being on tbe sick list. Of
course these are misfortunes that nobody can
avoid, and it would be ungenerous for any of
us at this stage to say an unkind word about
the team and its misfortunes. It is only
fair to say that the directors have
met tbe difficulties in a plucky
manner. Tbe season, indeed, has been
an unfortunate one for tbe borne club. There
is every proof that if everythinc had cone
right tbe Pittsburg team would have been
among the leaders. Once or twice tbe team
has been in good condition for a day or two
and then victory was ours However, it is a
long Une tbat hat no turning, and there is yet
plenty of time for the club to get into good
tihape and finish in a better position than it
did last year. Boston bas been a luckv club
this year if any club has. Tne Beaneaters have
invariably met opposing teams when the latter
were at their worst. If the records were
searched I think it would be found tbat many
of Boston's victories are due to tbe cause
named. Cleveland is losing its grip, but not
because it is weakening, as many people seem
to think. The Babies are being brought to a
standstill only becanse the other teams are
playing better ball than they have been doing.
Cleveland, however, will not drop much fur
ther down. The other teams are going along
in their usual way.
The resignation of Frank Bancroft from the
management of tbe Indianapolis team is proba
bly more significant than many of us believe.
It seems to mean tbat the Indianapolis team is
in a very shaky condition, and that in turn sug
gests tbat tbe Hoosiers may not be with us
next year. With Indianapolis out and the Cin
cinnati club in the League, I imagine it would
be better for ever body concerned. This may
be the result. Pbiqle.
THE SULTAN'S BALLET.
A Strance Attraction nt the Paris Exposi
tion The Java Tillage Little Dane
ins Girls GlItterinK Dia
dems nnd bnbers.
1C0BBESP0M)KCE OF THE DISPATCH.!
Paris, July 2. On the Esplanade des
Invalides is a large inclosure surrounded
by a bamboo palisade, on the entrance door
way ol which is this inscription: "Kampong
Javanese." This Java village consists of
0 houses and contains some 60 inhabitants,
men, women and children, whose occupa
tions, language, food and dwellings are exj
actly and faithfully reproduced just as they ex
ist so many thousands of miles away. The
kampocg is surrounded by a palisade of straw,
and the entrance doorway is flanked by two
thatched towers. On passing through this
opening one of tbe first things noticed were
two bas reliefs in stone which have been
brought from tbe ruins of an ancient temple in
the island, and which recall the antique culture
of the Javanese people. One of these sculp
tures represents the God of Wisdom. Ganesa
or Bitara-Gana. a fat creature sitting cross
legged, and having an elephant's head on his
shoulders. The other personates tbe Goddess
Loro-Djongrang seated on a bull: this deity has
eight arms, one holding a buffalo's tall, tbe sec
ond a sword, tbe third and fourth mysterious
symbols, tbe fifth tbe moon, tbeslxth a buckler,
the seventh a standard, ana with the eighth
she lifts Mahikassour or Vice personified by
tbe hair of the bead.
Tbe villagers of Java in Paris are a curious
type, with yellow faces, largo flat noses and
brilliant teeth between thick red-black lips.
The men wear trousers and ablouse of colored
muslin stuff, the women petticoats and loose
bodices, and both sexes go about barefoot.
Tbe men come from Batavia. in the most west
ern portion of the island; the musician (their
instruments consist of bamboo lyres) are from
the empire of Sourakarta and the dancers from
THE SULTAN'S BALLET.
The art of dancing, as practiced at Bjogja
karta,is in great lavor. The Sultan has CO
"ballet girls" and men in his "kampong," or
lortress. They form a ballet especially attached
to the palace, for in Java dancers are consid
ered mistical, almost sacred beings, and not, as
in Barman or Japan, a meansof enjoyment and
1 usury. The art is transmitted from mother to
daughter, just as among the Jews the Leviti
cal priesthood descended Irom rather to son,
and these women form a sort ot priesthood,
too, for tbey are all virtuous and vowed to
chastity, when a dancer marries and she
may only marry a man of Djokjakarta she re
tires from tbe profession to devote herself to
household duties and tbe training of ber girls
in tbe terpsichorean art.
There are four or five dancers, and thev are
among tbe great attractions of the Exposition.
They are lent for the occasion by the Sultan of
the Javanese town with the unpronounceable
name to the organizer of the Dutch section,
and will ret am to their native land in Novem
ber. Thamina. tbe eldest, is 16 years old; Sarr
Mem, Soukia and Meriem are respectively 12,
13 and II years of age. Sarrkiem and Soukia
are sisters. They are evidently of Hindoo ex
traction originally, and tbey are nrobablv Mus
sulmans: but tbey are firmly persuaded of their
descent from"Vlshnu. The' face is of pure oval
sbaoe, eyes large and rather far apart, eye
brows painted so as to form two decided arches,
nose thin, mouth somewhat thick but prettily
shaped, showing when they smile a row of
nicely-set white teeth not too close together,
but they seldom smile, tbe usual expression be
ing grave and mystical. Tbe black lustrous
hair is much ornamented, two of tbe girls had
on cold diadems across the forehead, which
Jiassed under the ears, and ended in tbe hair
n a sort of wing of chased gold, and in tbe
chignon was fixed a gold fish holding a red net.
The other damsels carried each a saber, and
wore a sort of screen of black feathers as a
A WEIRD DANCE.
They sat In curious attitudes, sometimes
looking more like little bronze toys than any
thing else, until, presently on the first sound of
the gamelung, or orchestra arranged at the
back of the stage, they all fell into curious po
sitions. A violin with a single cord begins with
a monotonous chant, gradually increasing in
speed toward tbe end of the dance. Drums,
wooden harmonicas and a row of bronze vases
placed upside down are beaten as an accompan
iment. Tbe four dancers rise and begin their
steps.a long series of rythmical movements and
strange poses; tbe feet slide and the legs are
moved gently and qnietly, while the bust rises
and falls in time with the music: the head is
silently tnrown back and the face kent nnltn
Immobile. Everything is in the slow move
ments of the arms, now thrown nut and now
raised; the wrists are turned to and fro with in
imitable grace, and the bands take their part,
are always extended and move about rythmi
cally. They told me this was a warrior or martial
dance, but I must say it did not convey any
such idea to my uninitiated mind. It was very
odd. though, to watch Jhese four little yellow
idols, moving slowly to and fro. now advancing
and now retreating with unintelligible ges
tures. Tbe mummy-like figures moved rvth
mically to and f ro, as if tbey were somnambu
lists, with never a smile on their faces. Tney
sway the body backward and forward, but their
bands seem to be playing the most important
part. Occasionally, it is true, the dancerscome
to life, their eyelids move, and their lips
tremble as if puckering for a smile, but almost
immediately tbe fringed lids fall again, the
mouth becomes immobile, and slowly and ryth
mical, in a strange, monotonous way, tbe
girls move backward and forward, making one
thinK of negro songs and cradle rocking, of
dreamy reveries, traversed by confused souve
nirs of intangible reminiscences of a primitive
state of belag. And with their yellow faces
made more so by tbe rubbing In of saffron,
which makes a sort of aureole around their
heads, their slight limbs and gliding move
ments, now coming forward and now retreat
ing, tbey had at once tbe charm and welrdness
of a phantom dance.and the horror of a night
mare. Henet HATXEE.
LUCK AGAINST THEM.
Dame Fortune Deals -Harshly With
Our Players and
BOSTON BEATS THEM AGAIN.
Jocko Fields Makes a'Home Eon, hat it Was
EESULTS OF OTHER INTERESTING GAMES
rSrXCIAt. TXXXORAK TO THE DlgrATCH.l
Boston, July 13. The Bostons took an
other game from the lads from Pittsburg
to-dey, but they did so because everything
went their way. Luck was against the vis
itors, and every time they did make a
break in fielding it resulted in a run for
Bostons. The Pittsburgs batted freely and
fielded brilliantly at times, but although
tbey appeared to have struck a winning
gait, they did not get there. Little Miller
was again behind the bat, and he put up
one of the finest games ever seen here. He is
a prime favorite in Boston, and the crowd
cheered him repeatedly. The game was full of
good plays, as tbe description by innings will
As usual.Captain Kelly's sluggers first tested
the quality of the ball, but they could not find
a spot not inhabited by a Pittsburger. but the
visitors fared no better in their half of the Inn
ing, so honors were even. In the s-cond Inning
the Beaneaters scored their first run. Hardie
Richardson lined the ball to left field for a sin
gle, and Jon nston and Quinn sent bim to third
on sacrific es. Ganzel was cheered as he stepped,
to tbe plate, and he showed his appreciation of
the reception by placing tha ball in centerfleld
for one base, Richardson scoring.
MILLER NABBED HIM.
Ganzel started for second and Miller made a
splendid throw, tbe result being disastrous to
danzel, but Umpire Powers got some dust in
his eyes just then and aid not see the out.
Madden made a desperate lunge at the ball and
sent it travelluc toward Smith in a hurry. It
bounded erratically, and Madden was safe on
first and Ganzel on third. Madden started
leisurely for second, thinking that Ganzel
would run in it the ball were thrown, but Gan
zel hugged his base and the kid was thrown
out. For Pittsburg, after Deacon White had
ineffectually agitated the air. Dun
lap walked to the plate and received a
handsome basket of roses, and tben he
sent an easy one to Brouthers. Fields closed
the Inning by giving Johnston a fly. Mike
Kelly tried one of his old tricks in tbe third
inning, but it did not work. With Brown out,
Kelly gave Fields a fly, which be dropped.
Kelly made two bases on the error and stole
third. Then Nash popped np a fly, which
Fields captured after a hard run. Kelly left
the base before the ball was caught, and when
Miller threw it to Pop Smith Umpire Powers
THE I1TNTNQ OPENED "WELL.
The Pittsburg, halt of tbe third inning
opened well for the visitors and closed brill
iantly for tbe home team. Smith opened with
a clean hit to center andStaley got another safe
one to left. Hanlon bunted tbe ball along the
third base line and tbe bases were filled, with
none out. Thenthe Bean Eaters hustled. Miller
lifted tbe ball iuto5 ohnston's hands and it was
returned like a shot in season to retire Smith
at the plate. Then Nash made a difficult stop
of Howe's bit and the side was retired without
a run. The fourth inning was red-bot for both
sides. For Boston, Brouthers was an
eisv victim. Smith to White. Rich
ardson sent up a deceptive fly
which Smitb failed to reach and
Richardson reached second on tbo hit. Smith
was rattled and threw the ball wildly and Har
die reached third. Johnston got a rattling bit
to left, and Richardson scored. Jobnston stole
second and Qulnn's slng'e to center sent him
home. Quinn played off too far and was
caught off first when the ball was returned.
Ganzel was out on a bounder to Smith and
Boston went into tbe field with two runs to ber
credit. Then the visitors had a strange mix
ture of good and bad luck. Five batsmen
made five successive hits, but only one run was
corraled. Kuebne, after hitting safely, was
struck by a hot one from White's bat. Dun
lap, Fields and Smith followed with singles
and White scored. Dnnlap tried to do the
same, but a beautiful throw by Ganzel
NATXED HIM AT THE PLATE.
While Staley was atthebatSmlth was thrown
out while attempting to steal second. It
looked bad for Boston and there was a great
sigh of relief when tbe third man was out.
The fifth inning saw some more good playing
by both sides. With Madden out. Brown sent a
canAon ball boundinc to center field, Dunlap
made a phenomenal stop but spoiled It by
throwing wildly before he had recovered his
balance. Brown cot to 8-cond on tbe error,
went to third on Kellv's sacrifice and scored on
Nash's single. Brouthers was called upon fora
home run and he made a great effort to re
spond, but Hanlon jumped high in the air
after running hard and intercepted the ball in
its flight amid creat applause. Staley opened
for Pittsburg with a neat single to right.
Hanlon tried for a similar bit, and it looked as
though he be had succeeded, but Ganzel made
a great sprint, caught the ball and fielded it to
Brouthers in time to retire Staley. Miller
couldn't get the ball beyond Quinn. The sixth
inning was opened for the Bostons by Klchard
son with a rattling three-bagger to lelt center,
bst he would not bave scored had not Miller
permitted a ball to slip through his fingers.
The other Beaneaters were easily retired. The
Pittsburgs were retired in succession.
FIELDS' HOME BUN.
In tbe seventh for Boston Brown popped up a
fly, which dropped in the diamond between
Staley and Dunlap. and then scored on a
steal and two sacrifices. Fields made a home
run for Pittsbure in the last half of tbe seventh,
tbe ball going over the left garden wall. Smith
gave Johnston a fly which the latter muffed.
Smith went to second on a passed ball, but
thought tbe umpire said "foul." and walked
back to first only to be touched out br Madden.
The eighth saw the Beaneaters retired with
out a rnn, but the visitors added two to their
score. Errors by Brouthers and Nash, aided
by a neat hit bv Kuebne. sent Hanlon and
Miller around the basex. Knehne was caught
off first or the result might bave been better lor
Pittsburg. The ninth inning was nnproductive
of runs to either side, tbe only feature being a
hit by Kelly, which struck the foul post behind
third base and bounded hack into the field.
Kelly thought it was -a home run, and was
sauntering lazily along the base line. When he
saw Dunlap confronting bim with the ball
Kelly doubted, but was declared out.
BOSTOXR. K B ! A ElriTTSBUKQ H B F A X
C ttowe. s
White. 1 1
Dnnlap, 2... 0
Fields. I 1
Smith, 3 0
staley, p. ... 0
61128 17 s
4 12 27 IS t
Knehne hit by batted ball.
Bostons 0 10 2 1110 0-
Plttsburgs 0 001001204
Karned runs Kostons, : Plttsburgs, 3.
Two-base hit Richardson.
Three-base hit Klchardson.
Home run b (elds.
Sacrifice bits Kelly, 2; bash, Johnston, Qulnn,
Stolen bases Brown. Kellr.
Tnhnston ITftnlnn. Hmllh.
Double plays Johnston and Kelly; Ganzel and
Brouthersr Fields, Miller and Smith.
First base on balls Nash. Ganzel, 2.
Hit by pitched ball-Kowe.
Struck out Kuehue, Dnnlap.
Pasted balls-Kelly. 1; Miller, 1.
x irsi oase on errors Bostons, a; rittsourgs, Z.
Time or game One hour and 48 minutes.
How Tory bland.
The following table shows how the National
League clubs stand in the pennant race, and
also how tbey stand one compared with an
other as far as Individual conttts are con
cerned. The table is an interesting one, and
shows that New York is coming to the front.
Following is the table:
: - r S : r a 3 g :
I::?!: " 2 '
Boston Ii (110 I 40 Tt
New York (73576 6 '38 , 833
Cleveland 4467076 40.606
Philadelphia 332-7397 31 M0
Cltlesrot 1343557 30.469
PltUbcrt; 0336554 26.411
Indianapolis 4242237 24.371
Washington 1214324 17.283
Oanje loit SOP 262934363842248
THE GIANTS AGAIK.
the Third Time They
Netv Yobk. July 13. The New Yorks won
the third consecutive game from the Cleve
lands at the new Polo Grounds to-day. The at
tendance was 6,000, and would have been
greater but tbegates were shut down at 4 T. M.,
owing to tbe uncompleted condition of tbe
stands. The Giants won by making their hits
well together. A rain storm stopped the match
in tbe eighth Inning. Tebeau was presented
with J100 for his home run drive over the cen
ter field fence. Score:
CLEVELA'DSKB P A E
NEW YOKKS. K B r A r
0 3 3
1 10 o
2 0 0
0 2 1
2 0 3
Gore, m 2
Ewlng. c... 1
(.onnor. 1... 1
O'K'rke, 1.. 0
Whitney. 3. 2
Welch, p..., 1
una, s. ...
Kaatz, 1 ....
t 911 9 1
Totals 11 8 21 8 1
New Yorks 0 0 3 0 2 0-11
Cleveland 0 0 0 2 0 2 2-t
Earned runs-New Yorks, 4: Cleveland, 5.
Three-base hits-Gore, Ewlng, Connor, McAleer,
Home run -Tebeau.
stolen bases Tieraan. 2: Connor. O'Bourke.
DouDleplays-Strlckerandiraatz, warn, aucn-
ardson and Oonnor. .
Hrst base on balls-Off Welch. 3: off O'Brien, .
Hit by pitched ball-Gore, Tlernan. Gllks.
Sacrifice hlts-u'ltourke, Twitcliell. 'lebeau.
Pissed balls-By Welch 2. bv O'Brien 2,
W lid pitches-O'Brien, S: Welch, 2.
First base by errors Cleveland, 1.
Time of frameOne hour and 40 minutes.
Umpire Mr. Qulnn.
The Senators Beat the Ilooiler Nine
Washington, July 13. To-day's game be
tween the Washington and Indianapolis clubs
was poorly played, and little or no interest was
manifested in it until tbe last inning, when
both teams made a spurt and batted heavily.
The home team, while they made more errors
than their opponents, played a sharper fielding
game, which gave them victory, Wilmot's
batting was tbe feature. Score:
wAsn'Tox b b r a x moiAN'r's it b r a x
II o m..... 2 0 0 0 lSeery. L 0 10 10
WllTdot. 1... 3 3 3 0 1 Glasscock, s 1 2 0 3 1
Dally, c... 3 2 4 2 1 Denny, 3...., 12 13 0
Wise, 2 1 1 1 6 0 lllues, 1 1 2 14 0 1
Irwin. 1 2 S 3 1 Dally, c 1 0 10 0
Carney. 1.... 1 2 11 0 J Myers.ni.... 116 1-
Uack, r..... 0 0 2 0 0 MiGeae'v, r. 12 3 10
Sweeny. 3... 10 12 1 Uassett. 2... 1 1 3 S 1
Haddock, p. 0 0 0 2 0 Boyle, p 0 0 0 2 0
Total 12 10 27 15 S Totals. ... 7 11 27 18 5
Washington 3 10 0 0 0 2 0 12
Indianapolis 0 0200000& 7
Earned runs-Washington. 3: Indianapolis, a.
Two-base hits Wltmot, Carney, Bassett.
Three-base hits llmot, 2.
Sacrifice hits Ferson. ?.
stolen bases Hoy, Wllmot, Daly, Glasscock,
Double plars Wise, Clark and Carney; Mc
Ueachy and Hlnes.
First base on balls Off Ferso-. 1: off Kusle, 8.
Struck out By Ferson. 0; bv Kusle. 2.
Time of same One hour and 45 minutes.
IS TEN INNINGS.
Tbe Colonels Defent the Columbus la a
Lotnsvrxi.E, Jnly 13. Louisville defeated
Columbus to-day in a ten-inning game. The
batteries were well matched till tbe tenth,
when three hits and a base on Johnson's error
in succession gave Loulsvilles the victory.
Tbe Loulsvilles' infield, especially Raymond
and Shannon, did notably good work. Marr's
errors were all costly. Score:
Columous 0 0200100003
Loulsvilles 0 0210000025
Base bits Columbus, 9: Loulsvilles, 9.
Errors Columbus, S: Loulsvilles, 2.
Karned runs Columbus, 1.
Two-base hits Marr, KappeL Shannon, Bay
struck out-By Ewlng, 4; by Wldncr, 2.
LONG'S BAD ERRORS.
His Mistakes Gave tbe Athletics
nt Knnini City.
Kansas Cttt. July 13. Four costly errors
by Long at short, twice when the bases were
full, cave the Athletics the game to-dav. Man
ning's circus catches in left, and Welch's in
center were the features. Score
Kansas City. 3 3 0 0 0 0 5 0 011
Athletic 2 12 0 00 5 5 'IS
Base hits Kansas Cltys. 11; Athletics, 14.
Errors Kanaas Cltys. 6: AfhUtlcs. X
Earned runs Kansas Cltys, 5: Athletics. 5.
Three-base hits storeys Larkln. Fennelly.
Struck out Hy Conway, 2; by Seward, 5.
1'assed ball Donahue.
Wild pltches-By Conway, 1; by Seward. 1.
BY GREAT BATTING.
The Brooklyns Use the Slick to Win nt Cin
cinnati. CINCINNATI. July la The Brooklyn? won to
day's game by their superior work with the
stick. Both Duryea and Smith were batted
about at will. Tbe second base playing' of
McPhee and the batting of George Smitb, of
the Brooklyns. were the features of the game.
Cincinnati 0 010000135
Brooklyns 3 3 0 0 112 3 215
Base hlts-Clncinnatls. S: Brooklyns, 20.
Errors Cincinnati. 5: Brooklyn. 3.
Karned rnns-Clnclnnatls, 2; Brooklyn. 7.
Struck out-By Smltn, 2; by Caruthers, 1.
V lid pitch-Smith.
The Wnsblnctoni Won.
The Mount Washington Athletics defeated
the bhadyslde Athletics, yesterday afternoon,
in a hotly contested game. The fine fielding of
the former club, and the timely bitting of
Enscoe and Jessop, were the features oi the
game. Tbe Shadysides hit the ball rretty
hard, but the hits, were kept well scattered by
Stevens. Followlnc is the score:
MLWash'ton Athletics ..2 1000001' 4
bhadTSlde Athletic 0 030000003
Batteries-Jit. Washlngtons, Steven andjes
sod; Shady-ides, Ward and Stewart.
Bas bits Mt. Washington. 5: Shadysides, 12.
Errors Mt. Washlngtons, 3:bhadysldes,5,
Dent Castle ohnnuon.
The Westinehouse Electrics defeated the
Castle Shannon Athletics yesterday by tbe fol
Westlnghonse Electrics..! 4 14 1113 '-IB
Castle bhannon 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 1 0-10
White How'd yo like de sermon on
"Charity," deacon ?
Hardscrapple Dat was 'r werry fouchin'
"Kin yo' lend me 'r dollar ? Judge.
Escuksion via the B. & O. R. E. to
Atlantic Citv next Thursdav. .Tnlv 1ft-,.
510 for the round trip; tickets good for 10
days. Trains leave depot at 8 a. ir. and
asu p. m.
If you have not smoked tbe La Perla del
Funiar Key West cigar you have lost a
treat. Sold 3 for 25c G. "V7. Schmidt,
Jfos. 95 and 97 Fifth ave.
A Dollar for a Cent.
The greatest thing out, Marvin's dollar
cakes, a cent each. All grocers keep them,
and they are just what the children have
been crying for all summer. Don't let the
little darlings suffer any longer. ttssu
Chilsben's cabinet photos $1 per dozen,
at Aulrecht's Elite gallery, 516 Market st,
Pittsburg. Use elevator.
Remember, Next Thursday
Is the date of the excursion via the B. & O.
B. B. to Atlautio City. Bate, $10 for the
rouna trip; tickets eood for 10 days. Trains
leave at 8 a. m. and 9-20 p. m. Secure your
parlor and sleeping car accommodations at
flow the flayers and Clubs Stand
In the Bace.
BEODTHEES THE BIG BATTEB'.
Pittsbnrg Second In Fielding Int Weak in
BECKLET LEADS THE HOME PIATEES
The League averages here given present
many interesting features. Contrary to ex
pectation, the Boston club does not lead the
batting. In fact, there are three clubs that
excel the Bean Eaters in tbat respect New
York, Indianapolis and Chicago. The Bos
tons, however, have stolen the most bases,
and the Philadelphia club is secoud in that
line. The Washington club winds up the
procession in both batting and fielding, but
the Chicagos are last in base running.
Brouthers leads the batting, with the
phenomenal average of .416. Chicago's
highest man is Darling; New York's is
Gore; Indianapolis, Denny; Washington,
Wilmot; Philadelphia, Delehanty; Pitts
burg, Beckley; Cleveland, McKean. New
York has seven men with batting averages
over .300; Boston has 2; Chicago, 4; Indian
apolis, 5; Pittsburg, 4; Washington, 2;
Philadelphia, 2; Cleveland, 2. Bennett, of
Boston, leads the catchers; Brouthers the
first basemen, Dunlap the second basemen,
Nash the third basemen, Hallman the short
stops, Wllmot the left fielders, Hlnes the
center fielders. Maul the right fielders. Tim
Keefe leads the pitchers, in both percentage
oi first base hits to times at bat by oppo
nents and average earned runs per game.
No record is given for less than ten games.
b a h s i b s j
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: CLUB 2" o g 3-
: BATTING. 3 Z 3 Z - Zr
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1 New York.. 56 2024 387 561 111 "isi 277
2 Indianapolis. ....... 58 2117 336 593 136 193.276
3 Sphlcaito 612152 410 580 89 196.269
' 'Boston. 57 2000 393 5.18 123 139 .269
i 125,TeL'?1. S-2135' sa 5W 1" 117.253
5 Philadelphia, 60 2151 349 533 154 138.249
J J!!ttb.ur 59 SOW 309 508 109 150.246
7 Washington 55 1872 234 457 115 398.244
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59 1546, 801 182 113 2aS9
5SU5JD- 849 13 IU5 2581
67il5SJ 774 178 147 2155
53I1420I 772 181 116 2373
1)0.1591 8.4 208 1S2 26 3
8lllfl.Hl U41 249 89 2829
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( Andrews. Pblla
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( Brown, Boston,
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t Strieker, Cleveland,
J Miller. Pittsburg...
Farrar, Phlla ,
Ward. Mew jork
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Hallman. Phlla ,
5 Hhocb, Washington.
! Hcalr, Washington.
1 suuoay, 1'iitaourg..
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c Boyle, Indianapolis.
I Wise, Wasblngton.
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1 Jveeie, wasmngton.
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1 McAicer. Cleveland.
1 Clarkson. Boston
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i Flint. Chicago
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65 Baasett. Indianapolis.
whirney, mew xork.
67 O'Brien. Cleveland..
69 damn, Pittsburg
7U Getzeln, Indianapolis
71 Caser, Philadelphia..
72 br, river. Philadelphia
) Morrill, Washington
'i J Myers, Indianapolis
74Brown, New York....
77 Sanders, Philadelphia
78 Keefe, Mew York
79 Bakeler. Cleveland..
80 Dwyer, Chicago
82 Ferson, Washington.
83 Decker, Philadelphia.
57 223 61 60
52 209 36 55
62 2(H 39 69
44 176 39 46
63 22 33 58
40 173 33 45
55 216 23 55
51) 181 24 45
57 233 40 59
62 2oo 29 63
57 238 45 60
55 223 31 M
82 239 33 60
30 108 13 27
16 60 7 16
62 209 41 55
13 4 e 11
48 197 49 48
61 234 45 57
20 70 8 17
29 HI 13 27
50 189 29 46
18 62 12 15
IB II 2 8
17 68 4 14
69 229 U 55
41 154 20 37
64 100 34 45
53 231 28 53
12 34 4 8
69 226 66 53
28 113 11 26
18 IS 3 14
24 169 22 S3
62 203 40 69
29 107 17 24
26 101 20 22
19 70 8 15
14 66 8 12
12 47 5 10
65 216 43 45
17 67 4 14
37 67 9 31
15 63 10 11
68 235 48 46
54 201 30 40
23 91 10 18
14 61 6 10
57 199 21 39
33 102 19 20
17 62 2 12
23 71 10 14
' 12 43 1 8
21 77 7 14
44 149 19 27
29 105 17 19
18 68 4 12
25 93 7 15
25 88 7 14
12 46 7 7
16 66 6 8
20 64 5 8
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i Miller. Pittsburg....
Brown, Mew York ...
Connor, Mew York...,
33 192 301
16 68 33
10 43 10
17 72 26
31 120 54
35 167 52
14 75 25
15 64 17
12 48 21
J4 67 12
23 96 18
41 203 46
U 65 -23
28 122 43
36 145 42
24 91 26
29 128 61
18 89 19
10 40 8
10 27 17
M 677 27
61 660 35
65 644 12
61 623 17
16 165 12
40 37 20
04 635 28
69 651 23
33 391 20
12 94 4
58 185 132
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H. Klchardson, Boston
i Mra Eatrmm.
1 Nasb, Boston ,
2 Tebean, Cleveland...
3 Knehne, Pittsburg..,
4 Dennv. lndlananolls
t Mnlver. Philadelphia.
6 Whitney, Mew York.
i nurcs, unicago....
8 Wise. WashlnVtun
9 Sweeney, Washington
1 iiaiiman, rnuadel..
2 McKean, Cleveland.
3 Basttan, Chicago...,
. Smith, l'lttshuri-
1 1 Glasscock. Indian'
a irwin, rniia. & w asn.
xiaineiu. iew York,
7 Ward. New York ,
8 Qulnn, Boston ,
9 Kyan, Chicago ,
10 Wise, Washington...,
11 Duffy, Chicago ,
1 Wilmot, Washl'ton...
2 ManL Pittsburg
3 Brown, Boston
4 o'ltourke. N York....
6 Wood. Phllada ,
6 Twltchell, Cleve'd....
7 CarrolL Pittsburg....,
8 Seery. Indianapolis...
9 Schock, Washington..
10 VanHaltren. Chicago.
1 Hlnes. Indianapolis.
2 Kogarty. Phlla..
3 McAleer, Cleveland..
4 Karrell, Chicago
6 Hanlon. Pittsburg....
6 VanHaltreuf Chlcatfo,
7 ballivin. Ind'apolis..
8 Johnston. Boston...-
9 Hoy, Washington
10'Gore, Mew lorfc
11 Kyan. Chicago
12 Myers, Indianapolis..
1 Maul, Pittsburg
2 Radford. Cleveland.,
3 McUeachy, Ind
4 Ganzel, Boston
7 Tlernan, Mew York..,
8 Duffy. Chicago
9 Kelly. Boston.
10 Thompson, Phlla
11 Carney, Wash
12 Wise. Wash
2Mvers, Wash, ft Phils
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73 133 36 19
95 174 43 30
91 177 38 27
103 216 46 46
91 151 29 36
61 83 22 21
103 203 48 48
61 101 17 26
96 107 16 24
57 112 26 21
61 119 9 27
73 119 21 25
65 95 25 26
92 164 60 39
93 128 30 38
97 165 44 52
62 103 17 33
139 210 60 65
115 190 41 57
80 107 29 37
111 143 31 39
79 129 28 40
85 131 22 42
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A TOTJE IN PALESTINE.
Recollections of an Ezcnralon From Zlon to
Bethlehem Some Interesting Facta
Concerning Solomon's Summer
Home The City of Hebron.
WRITTEN FOB TUX DISPATCH. 3
The tourist who visits Jerusalem never
fails to take the excursion to the Yale of
Eschol, some 25 miles to the south and near
the southern border of Holy Land. "Many
a year is In its crave" since the writer formed
one ot a party of six Americans and English
men who took that trip southward from the
Holy City; but as chanzes are few in that land,
the tourist of to-day will, no doubt, meet with
precisely similar scenes and objects. The
bright May morning when our steeds were
brought to the front of the Mediterranean
Hotel in the city of David and Solomon is
still fresh In nieraorv.
Passing over Mt. Zion, the western portion
of Jerusalem, out tbe Jaffa gate, we pass
down tbe Valley ot Hoinnom, by tbe hospital
newly built, which was lounded by tbe Ameri
can Israelites for tbe benefit of poor Hebrews,
who gather to Jerusalem from all quarters of
Sir Moses Monteflore and a representative
of the estate of Jndab Touro. of New Orleans.
who had bequeathed a handsome sum to the
hosultal. were there at tbe time of our visit.
looking after the interests of tbe institution.
A mile or two out from the city we leave the
Taller and are on the high table lands, which,
as far as to Bethlehem, six miles sontheast
from Jerusalem, give no sign of human habita
tion. Tbe country is entirely open. No fields,
fences or dwellings appear, though tbe time
has been when this region must have supported
a vast population. An hour's ride from Jeru
salem brings our party to a small dome
crowned structure which onr guide tells us Is
Rachel's tomb. It stands in tbe midst of a
burying ground. A few yards awav was an
open cave on the floor of which were piled a
number of human skeletons. As we look: at
the pretty tomb which marks the spot of
Rachel's burial, and then at tbe loathsome
sight within this uncovered cave, one of our
party recalls the comparison of tbe Qreat
Teacher who said of tne hypocrites of bis day:
"They are like whited sepulchres, beautiful
without, but full of dead men's bones and all
AH HISTOEIC SPOT.
Rachel's tomb, without a doubt, marks the
spot where Israel laid the remains of his be
loved wife to their last resting place. There is
the record as given in Bible history: "And
they journeyed from Bethel, and tbere was but
a little way to come to Enroth. And Rachel
died and was buried in the way to Epratb,
which is Bethlehem, and Jacob set a pillar upon
her grave; that is tbe pillar of Rachel's grave
unto this day," And in the after years, when
tbe aged Israel was giving his parting counsels
to tbe sons of Joseph in the land of the
Fharoahs, he makes tender mention ot that
creat sorrow which had come to him near
Bethlehem, in these words: "Rachel died by
me in the land ot Canaan in tbe way; when
there was but a little way to come unto Epratb.
and I buried her there, in the way of Eprath;
the same is Bethlehem."
A 15 minutes' ride from Rachel's tomb brings
us to Bethlehem, tbe most conspicuous object
of which is tbe Cbnrcb of the Nativity, built
over tbe supposed site of the cave where Jesus
As this church bas recently been described in
tbe columns of The Dispatch, we pass it by,
and proceed on our journey to Hebron and tbe
Vale of Eschol. An hour's ride from Bethle
hem and we eome to a narrow valley containing
three large ancient reservoirs, called the Fools
ot Solomon. These reservoirs are connected
with Jerusalem by an aqueduct by which water
is conveyed to tbat city.
Tbe aqueduct was projected by Solomon and
completed by Pontius Pilate. When Solomon
as in all his glory In this now desolate valley
was bis retreat from tbe cares of state in the
palace on Mt. Zlon. Here be tried to make an
earthly paradise. In his late years, after he
had drained dry every spring of earthly de
light, be said: "I made me gardens and or
chards and I planted trees In them of all kinds
of fruits: I made me pool: ot water to water
therewith the wood that bringcth f ortb trees; I
gat me men singers and women singers and my
deligbjs were with tbe sons of men. Then I
looked on all tbe works that my hands had la
bored to do, and there was no profit under tbe
sun. Behold, all was vanity and vexation of
As our party rests for an hour or two in this
quiet valley, it Is bard to conceive that here in
the ages long gone the greatest of ancient
kings had on this very spot attempted to make
a naradlse. Hither he daily came on his char
iot from old Jerusalem, and here amid tbe
beanteous scenes of nature had tried to dismiss
the cares of state and'revel In sensual delights.
But it was all In vain. He had built the mst
splendid temple the world ever saw; tbe fame
of bis wisdom had gone forth to other lands, so
tbat from afar tbe Queen of Sbeba came with
her offerings, and when she saw the splendors
of Jerusalem said, "the half had not been
The worldling's paradise was Solomon's, and
yet there were aching voids within the heart
of tbat glorious king that pleasure, fame
and glory could not H1L When the fash on ot
tbat bright world In which Solomon lived for
a few years, passed away, when desire bad
failed, "All was vanity and vexation of spirit
and there was no profit under tbe sun."
"A greater than Solomon," who was cradled
In a manger but a few miles away from this
summer palace, and who, on earth, had nor
where to lay his head, looking on the lilies of
these Judean vales, said: "Solomon in all bis
glory was not arrayed like one of these."
But we must proceed on onr way to tbe Vale
of Eschol. For three hours or more south ot
the Pools ot Solomon our route is through an
open country with scarce a sign of life. After
a long, weary ride of three hours, unbroken by
Incident of any importance, we reach a valley
of vineyards. The vineyards are enclosed by
high stone walls, and iu a half hour or so our
tent is pitched on the plain ot Manire. as Abra
ham's was 4,000 years ago. In this vallev. alone
the eastern slopes,! the ancient city of Hebron,
probably tbe oldest inhabited city of the world.
In Bible story it is always mentioned as tbe
cities of Hebron. We could well understand
uiis wuea we reacuea it, ior, opposite our tent.
'uuur, wo wuia trace tnreo aisuncs towns, sepa
ta j rated by open flelds, ? ouxo.
CLARA BELLE'S CffAT.
Comic Opera Singers Are Now a De
cidedly Independent Lot
AN INCIDENT ON THE ELEYATED.
The Troubles of a Young Woman Trying to
Catch the Train.
SUNDAY AFTERNOON IN CENTRAL PAEK
tCOHRISPONDESCX or the DisrATcn..
New Yobk, July 13. That our stout
and popular comic opera singers are crowing
independent as the seasons roll by, I bad
proved to me the other day. A friend, was
calling on one of the best known performers
in this city, when the card, of a dramatic
agent was sent up. The opera singer di
rected the servant to show him into her
presence, and when he arrived he made her
a formal offer to go to Boston and sing two
songs at the Sunday night concert in Music
Hall. Besides all expenses she was to re
After bearing the offer, the singer said in
a very tired voice that she did not care to
accept. The agent made the figures $300.
This was also refused by the actress, who,
at last, said it would be quite impossible to
accept the offer as she had promised to dine
that Sunday evening with a friezd. The
agent withdrew, and the actress went on
talking to her visitor about herself. Less
than ten years ago this same woman who re
fused to sing two songs for $300, was run
ning about the back room of a shop in a
calico wrapper, while herparents toiled like
slaves ior money enough to buy her a
AS ELEVATED INCIDENT.
I call myself an average young woman,
yet this is what I did the other day trying
to take a Sixth avenue elevated train for
up town. I am an old traveler, too, con
sidering my years. I had just one lone sol
itary 6-cent piece and a $10 bill. You
know bow it is yourself, gentle reader, about
holding up your dress when you run upstairs.
Not having four or five hands and yet being in
a hurry, I put the nickel in my mouth, grabbed
up my skirt and scooted up tbe steps. At the
top I stumbled and swallowed the nickel half
Ofconrse, there are 1,000,000 men tlways
ready to slap you on the back and shake you
when you swallow a coin and I had my life and
tbe 5-centplece banged out of me at the same
time. All this made me lose a good deal of my
temper, and all of tbe train which I might
have caught. As it was, I bought my ticket,
deposited It, got out on the platform, was
seized just as I started to board tbe train with
an idea that I was on tbe down town side,
shrieked a distracted inquiry at whosoever it
might concern, was informed tbat my conjec
ture was correct, and amid tbe execrations of
all present, was dragged back from tbe car.
I had no time to lose. I bolted, grabbed my
skirt again by tbe second steel iu tbe back,
plunged down, stairs, crossed the street and
tore up the other side. While I fumbled for
my pocketbook before approaching tbe win
dow. I glared at the ticket taker, who seemed
to be feeling undue interest in my proceedings.
Whereat he grinned a horrible familiarity in
my surroundings struck me and the ticket
SOMETHING OF A SITUATION.
"Guess you ain't done it quite, yet." he said.
Fool, dolt, idiotl I bad crossed Twenty-third
street instead of Sixth avenue, and had simply
come up by the other stairway to tbe same
platform I bad just left. Cold drops ran down
my back. It is bad enough to prove to yourself
that you are a fool, but it is worse to bave a
ticket taker see you do it. With great dignity
I started back. As soon as I was out of the
wretched man's sight I took my bearings down
stairs, crossed the avenue, and mounted breath
less but triumphant on the oiher side.
Of course I was prepared to have tbe man at
the window look black over the 310 bill, and tbe
people behind me fret and swear, but it all
seemed more than hard, depressed as I already
was. Then, too, I missed a couple of trains. It
Is so bard to clutch up a lot of silver when your
gloves are tight, and tha shelf to the window is
high, and you have a parasol under your arm.
Oht men don't know all we go tbrougbl It al
most seemed as if I must lose tbe third train,
and when at last I gut my change crowded into
one risi, ana my ucicer sate in tne otner, i Had
abont half a minute's grace left. I ducked my
bead as a woman does wben she is bound to get
there, obeyed the ticket taker's injunction by
emptying my fistful of change into tbe box, and
firmly grasping my ticket, my eyes aglow and
my lips murmunne eureka, prepared to bolt
through the car gate just as it was being closed.
I don t know just what happened.
Somebody behind me yelled to somebody that
I was an escaped lunatic I think, and I was
pushed back and dragged back, "hollered" at
and scowled over till I turned blind. It was
some time before all the officials attending, as
sisted by yells from those across tbe way. could
get it through me what I had done. Then I
was given a stool in a retired corner and a palm
leaf fan, whil somebody telephoned down to
the main office to see what could be done about
it. I felt very weary and
LIFE SEEMED ESfPTT.
I thought of mother as I sat on the stool,
scalding tears dripping on the palm leaf, and
I wished I had never left home to become a
traveler and a woman of the world. But the
hardest of all was when my old enemy, the
gatekeeper on the other side, yelled to my new
enemy, tbe gatekeeper on mvslde: "Are you
going to the ball this evening?" and my new
enemy, tbe gatekeeper on my sidVe, yelled to my
old enemy, tbe gatekeeper on the other side:
"Not this evenlngn
What a New York there is in Central Park of
a Sunday! Such a swarm of smartly dressed
"middle class" girls, as English folks would
call them; such a procession of second rate
chappies, and such a picnic of children! From
before 1 o'clock. till about 5.30 the mall is one
summer colored chaos of creatures. The band
keeps them moving to some sort of time and
holds their combined chatter to a kind of ryth
mic cadence. There is a great school girl ele
ment and cash girl contingent that you will find
The girs who cbewgum also tie ribbon around
their throats in natty bows nndertheear, and
then above tbe ribbon crowd on a string of pearl
beads. They wear round sailor bats on the
backs of their beads. They bave mitts instead
of gloves, and tbey usually carry tbe mitts.
They are Inclined to slouch and laueh a good
deal, especially if vou see them about 4 o'clock.
They are tired then, having been In the park all
day. They go in parties of from three to five.
and are saucy w:tn tne Doys, Deing at tnat age
when they "just bate fellows."
A LOVING COUPLE.
The cow-eyed couple back there are abl
contrast. Swedes,'and only over a tew months.
She bas a placid and rather sweet, stnpid face,
low forehead, level brows, pale eyes, a pleasant
sort of form, and walks in a solid, fiat-footed
way. He is about her age, 18 or 20, shambling
and a bit soggy. 'Ibey wander along hold
ing hands and, except for a sort of inane
radiance about their faces, apparently unaware1
of each other's existence. Ah, these blessed
foreign lovers, what a sprinkling of them is up
town. Thev ride here in the cars, and she goes
to sleep with her head on his shoulder and
they are both as placid as a pair of patient Jer
seys drouslng knee-deep in a summer stream.
We don't wish to go home with tbetrj, how
ever, and so back to the park. It is a great
place for discontented yonng mothers. They
sit in a listless condition of Iasttude along the
benches, and wonder why tbey did it. Johnnie
is a bit bow-legged, and when sho jumps up
and slaps him be usually falls over. 1 bese are
bis periods of inaction. It takes a bow-legged
child a long time to regain his footing, and his
mother pursues her envious study of tbe gay
throng helore her between slapping times.
Tben tbere are mothers who bold Johnnie on
their knee. Johunie this time is only a few
months old, and lie is sore on life already. lie
scowls gloomily on passersby with a -wbat-did-you-bring-me-here-for-anvwavt"
really seems to depress his mother. Probably
she feels as anery about it as he does.
Here is an offset to that picture. Take one
of tbe swan boats. Along tbe sloping banks ot
the lake under tbe trees and half up the hill
you will see a different class of park people.
Ood bless tbemt There's a group of three a
little woman, a big man and a baby carriage.
Johnnie is abont two years old, too, and he and
papa and mamma and the lunch basket are
really having their Sunday out in tbe park,
bhame on you, cynic Mamma is the
HOMELIEST LITTLE WOMAN
In the world, and the man is bound to be papa,
for he has his coat off and is sprawling about
.the grass to amuse Johnnie. Right back of
the tree at their side Is a real, genuine, senti
mental two., Ood bless them, too. Tbe swish
of the boat startled them, and she is picking at
tbo grass beside her, while be stares into his
hat; out you know it is all right, for all tbat.
You do tbe decent thing by the young folks
and when tbe boat passes you don't look back.
Heavens is there a tragedy side to itT A
few yards further down stream sits a lone
damsel digging the end ot her parasol In the
sod. Ah, well, life is hard isn't ltr.
Ai your boat pastes under the bridge you
look at the crowd. Funny how when two per
sons lean aver the rallingof a bridge, tbey feel
so beautifully alone and together, even though
their backs are in plain view of the great pub
lic passing over tbe bridge. He puts bis arm
about her, and they whisper soft somethings,
and think how sweet solitude is anyhow. If
you wish a look at tbe children yon must go
over to the big common. Ab, it makes cold
hearts warm and old ones young. The great
green field looks as If a bright growth of blos
soms bad slipped root and run riot. And tha
voices! For a chorus to ring in the further
most quiet of ones heart ana bit It with music,
let me hear tbe babble of babies' tongues wben
tbey scramble among green grass and dasies
and toss their child tones in a musical medley
out on tbe warm air. Well, well! we were all
that way once. Come, come; brace up! Let's
go before we see anything lesr pleasant.
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