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THE" PITTSBURG- DISPATCH, SUNDAY, " AtTQ-tTST, 25, 1889.'
Tlie Good Work of the Local
CAUSES OF BIPBOYEMENT.
Some Significant Pacts About the
Allegheny County League.
PROPOSED SMITU-SLAVIN FIGHT.
Opinions About the Eeceut Crooked EaciDg
AB0O1' THE TEEJIEK-GAUDAUR BACK
Cranks, enthusiasts and admirers of base
ball generally cuunot veil grumble at the
work of the local club during the last week
or two. Anybody and everybody who like
to see good playing have certainly bad a
good supply of itlromthe home players.
They have done nobly and deserve a Hearty
cheer. The good work, however, has what
nay be called a painful feature attached to
it. It only seems to remind us more forci
bly than ever what might have been. The
work of the team lately proves beyond the
shadow of a doubt that Pittsburg might
Lave bad a very tight hold of the pennant
at present. There is nothing absurd or
visionary in this statement. It is a fair
and reasonable assertion warranted by facts.
During the last eight or nine games the work
of tbo club bas been a shade better than tbatof
any club I havo seen In this city, and that must
'mean that taken at its best Pittsburg is toe
peer of any team in the land. In the early part
of the season I argued this, but a cbapter of ac
cidents and misfortunes upset all our calcula
tions. Atter passing through those trials and
tribulations tbe team have braced up and are
now playing great ball, and still it Is not at its
best. I am aware that Manager Ilanlon is be
lnz given any amount of credit for this. lie de
serves all the credit he can get, because with
out doubt his management bas had much
to do with the Improved playing. However, I
don't believe that it has had anything to do
with it. Tbe pitchers have gotten into better
shape than they were and some of the fielders
are in much better condition than they were
some time ago. This is a great factor in tbe
case. True, Ilanlon is among tbe players both
on and off tbe field, and that tends to keep
everything in ship shape, and if I mistake not
this is one of the most important facts in the
entire matter. I am certain that all of us will
wish Ilanlon success. If be can keep the club
in tbe present condition until tbe end of the
season we may yet land in fourth place.
Features of tbe Knee.
It looks as if the idol of many of us was
going to get smashed into hundreds of pieces.
I refer to tbe New York club's chances for the
pennans. I confess that tbe work of that club
lately has been exceedingly surprising to me.
Just wben the Giants set their feet in
front of others tbry collapsed miserably and
dropped behind. Tbe pitchers' poor work had
much to do with it, but wben the Giants were
here I somehow or other got the notion that
they were not as enthusiastic as I have seen
them. They certainly lacked that earnestness
and determination which characterized tbem
la;: year, and were apparently quite jovial over
tbe fact of their poor work. The Giants cer
tainly needed a little plain lecturing by their
superiors. However, tbe race between them
and the Bostons is still a great one, and
it is almost imposiiblo to say who
will win. I am still inclined
toward New York. Boston is playing a strong
Eame. but Clarkson is almost tbeir only relia
le pitcher. He cannot hold out. and New
Yiirk's pitchers will, I think, get better. Phil
adelphia seems to have third place all right,
and many people think Harrs Weight's delega
tion will get into second place7 Chicago is in
fourth position, and Cleveland is rapidly fall
ing down tbe list. As already intimated, Pitts
burg bas a fighting chance for fourth or fifth
place. One thing that is favorable to the real
ization of this hope is the fact that the club
will finish the season on the home grounds.
A Dnncerous Profession.
Certain authorities, right or wrong, have
come to the conclusion that football is not a
recreative game, but is a dangerous profession.
That is the conclusion to which the English
conference of Rechabites have come and ac
cordingly they have decided not to give sick
pay to any member injured wbile playing foot
ball. I am not much surprised at this because
of late football has become a very rough and
tumble game, indeed. The same conclusion
may be arrived at by tbe American Rechabites,
but I hope there is more sporting blood in them
than in our British cousins. However, the
latter, or at least tbe Hechabite portion of
tbem, also endeavored to rank cricket playing
among the dangerous professions, but happily
tbe effort failed. Perhaps the Rechabites have
a natural smpathy for cricketers as who do to
some extent "live in tents."
I think that few honest sporting men will
fail to regret tbe very questionable and to a
great extent disgraceful transaction at the
recent Erie raco meeting. If all reports are
true it was tbe banner meeting for "ringers,"
"jobs," etc. Dishonesty, trickery and fraud
were according to reports, so rampant that
there couldn't well be an honest event at the
entire meeting. This a very unfortunate state
of affairs, and the promoters of such scandalous
froreedmgs should be summanly dealt with,
t is absolutely necessary that this should be
clone. All horse racing is in a dying-ember
Hate in Pennsylvania, and nefarious transac
tions such as are reported from Erie will kill
pvery vcstigeThe only way to uphold the
reputation of horse racing in this State is for
th" Eric track authorities to use every possible
effort to have the violators and robbers dealt
vith to tbe fullest extent of racing law. There
is a law to catch tbem and it ought to be cn
foiced. Teciner and Gaudaur.
- If all goes well wo'll see Teenier and Gaudaur
tow their f our-milo race near this city on Sep-
tcmber 12. Everything seems to be satisfacto
rily arranged, and nothing is left to do now but
to speculate as to the result. Everything
Eceins favorablo for a great race. Both men
are in active training, and will get into their
boats on tbe day of tbe race in first-class condi
tion. As to tbe result of the race I have little
or nothing to say just now. I am aware that
professional sculling is somewhat under a ban
here, but I am in hopes that the approaching
race will be such as to give it a lift into public
favor again. Certainly no more honorable gen
tleman than John A. St. John could havo to do
with the race. His being identified with set
tles all doubts as to its squareness. I am fully
convinced that it will be rowed on its merits, and
lalso expect to see Teemer in great rowing
form. However, I am not unmindful of
tho fact that Gaudaur is a really good sculler.
I have seen the lithe St. Louis man row a first
class scull. His style wben I saw bim last was
exceedingly attractive and his powerful reach
made him then a dangerous opponent for any
body. None of us will readily forget tbe pump
ing he gave Beach wben the latter was at his
bct. lam certain that bad Teemer been in
tbat beat on tbat day on the Thames be would
have finished in third place. Well, Gaudaur
may be as cood now as he was then, and if he is
Teemer will know that he has been rowing
after the race. At any rate, I hope the race
may be tbe means nt another here between tbe
winner and either Scarle or O'Connor.
An Interemlnc laceration.
A few days ago Al Pratt, the well-known
dcar in sporting goods in this city, and also a
veteran in baseball affairs, suggested to me a
plan by which League and Association clubs
could contest against each other at the end of
the season. Mr. Pratt's plan is to the effect
that the first, second, third and so on in the
League race play a series of games with the
first, second, third and soon of the Association.
II r. Pratt was enthusiastic about the idea, and
was thoroughly conviuced that it would be a
treat success. Doubtless at first sight there
are attractive features about tho plan, but I
fear tbat those features belong almost entirely
to the clubs that stand well in the respective
associations. For instance, what great inter
est would there be in a series of games between
Louisville and Washington? I refer to tho in
terest at the respective cities of these two
clubs. I ventuie to say tbat there would
be a certain amount of general interest
(merely prompted by tbe desire to see
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But citizens nowadays are sot inclined to
knowingly put up tbeir money for a bad article.
However, as we ascend the list, that is. the list
or clubs in tbe League and Association, the
chances of financial success become better. I
have no doubt whatever but what tbe eight
scries would generally be a great success, pro
viding the weather was all rizht, This thought
prompts the idea that if all tho clubs cannot
profitably make the venture, let as many as can
Tho County Leasue.
I don't think that anybody interested in base
ball affairs will argue tbat the County League
has been a success this season. By this 1
don't mean to intimate that it has been a fail
ure, but I make the statement that it has not
by any means accomplished what was expected
of it. '1 here are certainly causes for this, but
we may differ as to the causes. Yesterday I
bad aconversation with an official of a club that
has left the League, and be niado a very
frank statement to me on the matter. He said:
"Tbe truth is there is more money forns on the
outside. We have found that It is all outlay
in the league, and even at that we never get
away from home. There are too many of us,
and it was a big mistake when we went into the
leaguo with teu clubs." It seems to me that in
one respect the gentleman above quoted hits
the nail on the head, although be does it indi
rectly. The severest blow tbe County League
bas received bas been by its faithless members.
At the commencement of the season all was
enthusiasm, and everybody pledged himself in
tbe name of everything above and beneath that
he would stick to the league through thick and
thin. If I mistake not these strong declarations
of faithfulness bad a great deal to do with the
admission of ten clubs into tbe league. Hon
ever, the season advanced and many of tbeso
very faithful people discovered that they could
earn a few dollars bv paying little
or no 'attention to the league, and casting
tbeir lot now and again with other people. As
a result some of tbe clubs were never sure of
their best players, and even some of tbe officials
or clubs encourage this kind of thing. There
bas been also an exchanging of players among
tbe league clubs tbat has been ridiculous, and
what has shown clearly that tbe organization
has neither been systematic or faithful. It is
impossible to carry on an amateur or novice
league if almost all tbe good are inclined to
disappoint and deceive for tbo matter of Sj or
10 now and asaln. It is a fact now fully dem
onstrated that tbe County League has not been
entirely formed on "love for the game." It is
unfortunate tbat a few dollars will cause many
of its members to forsake tbeir colleagues. In
future, those who have dune to tbe league
should remember these facts and shape
their organization accordingly. What we
commonly call an amateur league is a very
praiseworthy organization, but it better be
small and good than large and trustworthy.
About Prize Fighting.
During the week I have received two or three
ctters regarding some remarks of mine made
last Sunday relative to prize fighting. One of
tbe writers, a gentleman whom I have met, I
think, argues that "I am entirely going back
on the best way to test a man's fighting skill
over another man." His letter, and that of
another writer from East Liverpool, are based
entirely on this assumption. Now, I have re
read what I wrote last week, and l entirely fail
to see where anybody can find license to say
that I have "gone back" on anything. While I
am pleased to know tbat such a large number
of people read what I write, I would be more
pleased if what I write was read correctly.
What I argued last Sunday was tbat better
have prize fighting abolished than have it as it
is to-day. When prize fighting was patronized as
an honorable sport ny the educated and wealthy
the love of victory was stronger than tbe love
of money. Nowadays all kinds of devices,
honest and dishonest, are employed to gull and
deceive tbe public so as to obtain money by
either fighting fair or unfair. During these
many years the public bas been the victim to
tbe extent of thousands and thonsands of dol
lars. Certainly more money has been extracted
from public pockets during the last six or
seven years by real and alleged prizefighters
than during any half century wben prize
fighting was in its glory. And what I wish to
point out is tbo science of boxing is not one
wbit better to-day than it was 30, 40 or 60 years
ago: besides there is a hoodlum class connected
with so-called prize fighting nowadays that had
no influence in days gone by. Tbese few brief
tacts, then, cause me to think tbat tbe sooner
pugilistic encounters were strictly confined to
private clubs tbe better. I am certainly of
opinion that tbe Snllivan-Kilrain affair will
hasten a condition of things such as
1 refer to. Tbe authorities of
Utah have followed the example
of those of Mississippi and arrested Frank
Glover and Bates for prize fighting. Tbe
tocsin bas been sounded and we need not shut
our eyes to tbe fact any longer. Tbe press of
the country is dead against the modern style of
pugilism, and now that tbe law has once been
set in motion against it there will be little or
no relaxation as long as ;bona fide prize fights
take place. I predict this even though Sulli
van and Kilrain may ultimately escape tbe
penalties of tbe law. The very fact that they
have been brought before tbe public so promi
nently as law breakers bas aroused a publio
sentiment strongly in favor of vindicating tbe
law. A violator of the law may be exonerated
once, and sometimes twice, but there is a limit
beyond which It is impossible to, go In this re
spect. The example of Governor 'Lowry will
stand as a beacon to other Governors, and it is
safe to say it will be followed.
Smith and Slavin.
At last it seems probable that we'll soon get
some kind of measure of Peter Jackson's abili
ties. It will be indirectly, no doubt, but it will
be a measurement. The proposed battle be
tween Smith and Slavin will, undoubtedly,
give us some idea, because Slavin and his
friends emphatically claim that be is the
superior of Jackson. On tbis question I have
nothing to say at present. What I want to talk
about is Smith and Slavin. A contest between
these two men will be of great international
interest, but it may be a little too soon to try
and spot the winner. However, I am at present
considerably inclined to favor Smith's chances.
I have failed to find out what credentials
Slavin has of a first-clnss order. It Is not long
since I devoted a few paragraphs to Jack
Burke's achievements in Australia. For a long
time and until recently, Burke was by many
people there deemed the cock-of-tbe-walk, and
yet Slavin was in the arena then. Of
course Slavin may have, and undoubtedly has,
improved considerably since then. But Burke,
when In this country, was so far below first-class
that blsvin's improvement must have been won
derful to enable lilui to cupe with the best ot men.
1 say this assuming that linrfcc wu tbe superior
or equal of Slavin as a boxer. Authorities have
told us time and attain that he was better
thn Slavin. However, I assume that Slavin
is better, very much better, than Burke, and still
1 think that Smith-will defeat him. This is my
opinion at present: I may find good reason to
chance It bclore the fight. If Smith defeats Slavin
the Jackson stock will Tall rapidly, bat we may
still rest assured that the latter and bmllh will
have to f ice each other. What we want to know
about the Australians Is whether or not they are
plucky men and prize ring fighters, bo fa? Jack
son has proven that be can take care of himself
tolerabl) well on a platform in a glove fight. His
long reach and actlt e legs have favored him in
these encounters. Hut whether or not his long
reach will protect him against a very tricky mau
on'tbe turf Is another matter.
Elilnewortb and Kellober.
It demands a deal of nerve now and again to
make public predictions, because failures are
looked upon with any amount of ridicule. I have
ventured many In this paper with results a great
deal beyond the average. I mention this to draw
attention to a prediction I made regarding Kl
llngsworth when be was talking excess! vely about
fi gbtlng Dempsey. At the time 1 treated lllngs
worth's pretensions very lightly, and maiiy
-people thought tbat prejudice influenced me
rather than facts, llowevcr, Mr. ll!ngsworth
has been tried this week against a
man who is Dempsey's inferior. I rerer to Denny
Kellbber, who settled Elllngsworth In averv4e-
emeu manner. According to tue account or their
encounter at ban Francisco on Tuecday nlgnt.
Kllingsworth,xnadc even a worse show than 1 bad
estimated he would. He could seldom hit, and
whn he did get bis glove home It
bad little or no effect. Kellehcr completely
knocked him out in something lite a
parlor exhibition. Tills is the man who made so
murh noise lately about "doing up" Dempsey
and everybody else of that class. Elllngsworth Is
a true sample of the many alleged pugilists who
came before the world when the public boxing
mania was raging. He and others had notbing to
lose out muili to win by participating In those
public contests of four rounds, and so it was
at San Francisco. A good purse was offered the
winner and not a bad one was promised the
loser. Why shouldn't these valiant ''exhibitors"
travel at the expense of others to any place for
what may be called sure monev. The worst that
can be received is a good pounding with a pair of
gloved lists. It Is not dldiculttojudgeagame
and plucky pugilist, nor Is It hard to tell the op-
fmslie. hllingsworth bas yet to show that he Is
n any pngillstic class at all. Pbimolx.
International Leacne Games.
rsrxciAt. TKLXGKAM TO Till Disrj.Tcn.1
0 0 2 0
12 2 1
Game called on account of darkness.
A Klanefaterlnir Match.
Asiir.AND, Wis.. August 24. Tho prize fight
to a finish for 250 last night between Henry
Eck, of Duluth, middle-weight, and Henry
Beemer, The Cowboy," was won by Eck. It
was a slaughtering match all the way through.
In the fifth round Beemer was knocked out by
a blow on the jaw.
American ASSOCIATION Brooklyn s at Cin
cinnati; Athletics at Kansas Ci'y: Baltimore!
at St. Louis; Columbus at Louisville.
FOOLED MP.. TENER.
He Wanted to Face Pittsburgera and
He Did It
THEY WALLOPED THE YODNG MAN
Anson's Chicks Beaten Another Time bj the
TUE GIANTS GET TWO GOOD GAMES
Exciting County League Games and Other Local
Amateur Combats. .
The Pittsburg-ball club beat the Chicagos
yesterday. Galvin did well." The Ne'w
Yorks deated the Phillies twice. There
were many local contests of great interest.
The Association clubs had some excellent
rsPECIAX. TXLIOXAM to Tax DISPATCH.
Chicago, August 24. The editorial
page of the Score Card to-day contained a
small paragraph to the effect that John
Tener bad asked permission ot Captain An
son to pitch against his fellow-townsmen.
He was permitted to go into the box. The
Pittsburgs -wen, and Tener walked
to tbe clubhouse with a hard, murderous-looking
face. The big fellow
was not wholly to blame for the loss of the
game, though he might have put more steam
into his delivery at critical times. The
Chicagos played a game which was entirely out
of season. It was too ripe, and not pleasant to
look hpon. And then, too. Umpire Lynch was
very offensive in his close decisions. The Chi
cagos got tbe worst of his rulings. But this
did not lose them the- game.
A GBEAT CROWD.
The usual creat Saturday afternoon crowd
was out; probably 4.000 persons were in the
stands. It was a roaring and critical crowd.
It roasted Umpire Lynch in such a merciless
manner, that he found it necessary to pause in
his work and inform several spectators on the
roof tbat he would have them removed from
the grounds unless tbey stopped their offensive
criticism of his decisions.
The visitors scored an earned run In the first
on singles by Carroll and Fields and a sacrifice
by Beckley. In the third Tener hit Carroll
with the ball and sent Rowe to his base on
HANLON HIT THE BALI..
Beckley and Fields were retired, but Hanlon,
who used a club that looked as though it had
been cut from a bearse, smashed tbe ball hard
and clean into tbe outfield and brought Carroll
and Rowe home. Uanlon's splendid hitting
brought in two more runs in tbe fifth, wben,
after Beceley had been sent to his bench, the
Pennsylvania captain again lined tbe ball into
the outfield, bringinc Carroll and Rowe over
tbe plate. After that tbe visitors did not get
bnt one man past first base.
The Chicagos were not in the race at any
time during the game. Galvin, who is usually
r&iuer roou eaune on tue nome gronnas, at
this time of year, was surprisingly effective to
day. He swung his big fat arms with much
vehemence, and laughed merrily as tbe sweat
rolled off his globular face, and. dropping into
the box, rose above the tops of his shoes.
BAD BASE RUNNING.
Some foolish base running by Van Haltren
lost the borne team a run in the first inning.
In the third inning Ryan made a circnit of the
bases on his splendid shot to right, a
steal to second, and Van Haltren's sin
gle to left. Lynch's decision in this inning
in calling Tener out at first on what was prob
ably an error by Rowe aroused considerable 111
feeling in tbe Stands, one large man on the
roof leaning over the rails asking In a loud
voice how much Lynch was getting for throw
ing tbe game.
In the fourth and fifth Innings the Chieagos
went out in the order in wbicb they went to
bat. In the sixth Lynch made another de
cision which came pretty near drawing several
spectators out of tbe stands and on the dia
mond. Tne ruling cost tbe Chicagos
at least one run and made Anson very
red around the collar. The play was on a ground
ball bit by Daffy to Kuehne. Beckley was not
on his base when he received the ball, but
Lynch declared the runner out, as well as Van
Haltren. whom Beckley caucbt at the plate.
After one man was out in the eighth. Ryan
scored the last run for bis side by a single to
left, a fumble by Dunlap and a single by An
son. In the ninth the home team went out In
CHICAGOS. S B P A El PITTSBURGS R B P A
Becklev. 1... 0
fields, !,.... 1
Hanlon, m.. O
Kuehne, 3... 0
Dunlap, 2... 0
Sunday, r... 0
Galvin, p.... 0
2 S27 17 2 Totals... . 6 9 27 IS 2
Chicagos 0 010000102
Pittsburgs 1 02030000 e
Earned runs Pittsburgs, 4.
Stolen bases Carroll, 2: Fields, Ilanlon. Ryan.
Double plays-Rove, Dunlap and Beckley.
First base on balls By Tener. 1; Galvlu. L
Hit by pitched ball-Carroll.
Struck out- By Ualvln. 1; by Tener,.4.
Time of game One hour and 40 minutes.
WON IT EASILY.
The Bostons Touch Up Young Ketfe and
Boston, August 21 The Bostons began to
bat Keefe effectively in the fourth inning, and
from that time out had the gamo won easy.
They made three runs in the ninth as a sort of
clincher. Clarkson let np in tbe last two Inn
ings, and tbe Senators made four hits and
three runs, nono of tbe latter being earned.
WASH'TON. U B P A E BOSTONS. B, B P A
Vise, 2. 0 12 5 0 Rlch'sou, 1.. 2 3 2 "o "5
Hoy, m 113 0 0 Keliy.r 2 2 0 0 0
Wlimot, 1... 2 2 1 0 0 Nash. 3. 0 3 2 2 0
Carney, 1... 0 1 10 0 1 Brouth'rs.l. 0 1 12 1 0
A.lrwln,s. .0143 3 Johnst'n.m. C 1000
J. Irwla, 3.. 0 1 6 2 0 Qulun, 2.... 0 112 1
Mack, c 0 2 2 4 OSinltl 1 2 3 7 3
Dally, r.. .. 0 1 0 1 0 Bennett, c 2 0 7 0 0
Keefe, p .... 0 10 1 0. Clarkson, p. 2 1 0 2 0
Totals 3 10 27 1 4 Totals 9 14 27 14 4
Bostons 0 005000139
Washlngtons 0 000000123
Earned rnns Bostons, 3.
Two-base hits Richardson, Kelly, Nash, Smith,
Wlimot,. Carney, A. Irwin.
Sacrifice hits-Hoy, Wlimot, A. Irwin, Mack,
Stolen bases Richardson, 2: Kelly, 4: Johnston.
Doable plays Smith, Brouthcrs and Bennett;
Nash andlrwIn;Sniltb and Brouthcrs.
first base on balls Klchardson, Kelly, Nah,
Bmlth.Bennett, Wllinot. Carney, J.Irwln.3;Mack.
First base on errors Uostnns 2; Wasbliigtous.3.
Hit br pitched ball-J. Irwin.
Struck out Richardson. Bennett, Clarkson.
Wise, Hoy. A. Irwin, Daily. Keefe.
Time of game Two hours and 12 minutes.
COULDN'T HIT O'BRIEN.
The Hooslcrs Strike a Big Snag and Are
Indianapolis, Ind., August 24. The Hoo
slers were unable to hit O'Brien at the right
time to-day nntil tbe ninth inning; when they
bunched their hits and earned four runs, but it
was too late, as the costly errors had given the
Clevelands a big lead. Score:
INDIAN'P'S it n ! A llCLKVkLA'D B B P A X
3 0 0
0 2 0
3 0 3
2 11 1
0 4 2
1 2 0
1 1 3
Radford, r... 1
McKean. s.. 2
Twltchelk I. 0
leueau, ... z
McAIeer. m. 1
Zlmmer. c... 0
O'Brien, p.. 1
Totals .... 5 12 24 14 4 Total 7 11 27 9 1
Indianapolis 1 000000045
Clevelands 0 0032002 7
Earned runs Indianapolis, 4; Clevelands, 2.
Two-base bits-Seery, Ulasscock, Bassett, Fasts.
Sacrifice hits-Andrews. Ulasscock, Denny.
Home runs JlcKcan. Tebeau.
Stolen base Twitchell.
Double play Bauford to Fa&ti.
First base on b-dls By O'Brien. 3.
Struck out-BvUetzein, 2; by O'Brien, 5.
Passea balls Zlmmer 2.
First base on errors Clevelands, 1.
Time orgame One hour and 33 minutes.
BUTLER, August 21 The Ff'hels defeated
ina Lawrencevilio Athletics to-day by a score
of 14 to 8. Beggs and Borland battery for the
Fishels; Marke and Wilson for Lawrencevilles.
WON THEM BOTH.
The Giants Brace Up and Bent the Phillies
New York, August 21 The New York and
Philadelphia teams again to-day played two
games. The Giants won both. The Giants
won tho first gamo by a fine rally at tbe bat in
tne seventh inning, when 7 rnns were scored
after two men were out. Ewing was knocked
out for IS minutes by a foul tip. Tho Giants
took the lead early In tbe second game, and
although closely pressed, held the advantage
to tbe end. Scores:
NXWTOHKS. B B F A XI PIHLAD'A. It B P A X
Uore, ra 1
Tlernan, r. 3
Ewlng, c... 1
Connor, 1... 1
Ward, i 0
O'Kourke, 1. 1
Whltnev, 3.. 1
Wood. 1 0
Myers, 2.... t
luompson, r i
Mnlvey. 3.,. 1
Clements, c. 1
Fcgarty, m. 1
Farrar, I.... 0
Anuereon, p u
liuHuton, p. 0
Totals 10 13 27 12 7
Totals 8 9 27 15 2
New Yorks ,.0 0020070 1-10
Philadelphia! ..2 01003200-8
Earned runsNew Yorks. 6; rkliadelpblas, 2.
. Two-base hlts-Uore, Ewlng, Ward, O'Kourke,
Home run Connor.
Stolen bases Tlernan, Ewing, Richardson,
AVhltney, Thompson. Farrar.
Double plays Hallman. Myers. Farrar; O'Day,
Tr ard. Connor; Foyarty and Farrar.
First bbC on balls Off O'Day, 3; off Anderson,
First base on errors New Yoiks, 0: 1'bUadel
Hit by pitched ball Myers. Bufflnton.
Struck out By O'Day, 5; by Anderson, 1; by
Time of game Two hours and 20 minutes.
FHILAS. B B P A E NEW YOBKS.B B P A X
Sanders, 1.. 1 1 2 0 0 Gore, m 0 12 10
Uailman,.s.. 1 2 3 1 3 Tlernan, r.. 3 2 1 0 0
Dclebanty. 2 0 12 12 Ewlng, c . . 3 2 S 1 0
Thompson, r 0 0 4 0 1 Connor, L . 1 0 10 0 0
Mulvey, 3... 0 1 3 2 0 Ward, s 0 113 1
Pchriver, e.. 0 1 2 0 1 Rlch'dson. 2 0 3 4 5 0
Fogarty. m. 1 0 3 0 0 O'Rourke.1. 0 0 10 0
Farrar, 1.... 0 15 0 0 Whitney, 3. 1 1 2 1 0
Huffingt'n.p 0 10 0 0 Keefe. p .... 0 0 0 10
Gleason, p.. 0 0 0 1 0 Welch, p.... 0 0 0 10
Totals. ... 3 8 24 5 7 Totals ..-.. 8 10 27 13 1
Fhlladelpblas 0 000120003
lew Yorks 0 1210301 8
Earned rnns Philadelphia, 2: New Yorks, I.
Two-base btts Sanders. Hallman, Ewlng,
Three-base hit Richardson.
Stolen bases Hallman, Fogarty, Tlernan, Ward,
Double plays Whitney, Klchardson and Con
nor. First base on balls-Off Bimnton, 4; off Glea
First base on errors Philadelphia. 1; New
Struck out By Gleason, 1; by Keefe, 4; by
Wild pitch-Welch, 1.
Time of game One hour and 50 minutes.
How They Stand.
The following table shows correctly how the
Leagui clubs stand to-day iu the race for the
pennant. Boston still clings to the lead, but
New Ybrk bas not been playing in its best form
by any means. The struggle, however, is a
good onp. Pittsburg has now a fighting chance
for fourth or fifth place, and Chicago is getting
nearer to Philadelphia. The features of the
week, however, have been tho bad playing of
New York and the good playing of the Pitts
burgs. Fpllowlng is tbe table:
I SIS S f 1 1 s S s
CLUBS. o.og K" 3
tfl: sr? a g o -
: . e : : : 5- :
Kostons (.-- 7 9 7 712"6 1I 60.645
Iewlorks 5 9 10 10 7 10 7 &S .617
Philadelphlas 47 958 10 9 52 .542
Chicagos s 4 4 6 S 12 10 50 .505
Cleveland 5488789 49.500
Pittsburgs .'. 1 6 6 7 11 6 7 44.444
Indianapolis 74X587-7 41 .414
Washlngtons 5453266 31 .237
Games lost 33 36 41 49 49 55 58 61 435
The Brooklyn Defeat the Cincinnati Reds
by Better Batting The Athletics Win
a Lucky Gamo at'Kansns City
CINCINNATI, August 21 The Brooklyns
won to-day's game by their superior and timely
batting, and earned all but one of their runs.
With the score a tie in the eighth inning and a
man at first for Brooklyn, Pinckney lifted the
ball over Tebeau's head in left for a home run.
Tbe Cincinnatis plaved a sharp game in the
field, but their inability to hit tbe ball at criti
cal time lost tbem tbe game. Score:
Cincinnatis 1 001100104
Brooklyns 2 0000202 6
Hits Cincinnatis. 6; Brooklyns, 9.
Errors Cincinnatis, 1: Brooklyns, 3.
Earned runs Cincinnatis, 1; Brooklyns, 5.
Home run Pinckney.
Struck out By Petty, 1: by Hughes, 2.
Passed balls Bushong, 2.
The Columbua Fellows Knock Oat the
LoulsvIIIea Quite JGnlly.
Louisville, August 21 Columbus won to
day by hard slueging. The opportunity was
given them by Ewing, on whose ineffective de
livery they made several hits on almost every
inning. These bits were helped out by Louis
ville's errors and bases on balls till tbe score
board showed two or four runs every inning,
but three. Louisville's fielding and batting
were about equally weak. Baldwin's delivery
was fairly effective and his snpport excellent.
Columous 4 0 4 2 4 0 0 2 IS
Loulsvllles 0 300001037
Base bits Columbus. 16: Loulsvllles, 10.
Errors Columbus, I; Loulsvllles, 4.
Earned runs Columbus, 6: Loulsvllles. 3.
Two-base bits Shannon, Orr, Esterday.
Three-base hits Marr. 2.
Struck out Bv Baldwin, 3; by Ewlng, 6.
Passed ball-Cook. '
BUNCHED THEIR HITS.
Tho Athletics Make a Lucky Rally and De
feat the Cowboys.
Kansas Cmr, Wo., August 21 The Ath
letics bunched their hits to-day and the Cow
bosdldnot, although they hit them ottener
and harder than tbeir opponents. The four
runs made by the Athletics in the eighth were
all made after Manning had failed to accept a
chance to beat tbo visitors. Score:
Kansas Cltys 2 002010106
Athletics o 0 2 0 0 3 14 10
Base hits-Kansas Cltys. 12; Athletics. 10.
Errors Kansas Cltys, 4: Athletics, 4.
Karnea runs-Kansa6 Cltys, 4; Athletics, 2.
Two-base hits Long, 3; Alvord, Larkln, Lyons.
Seward. -t -
Three-base bits Alvord, 2; Stearns. Hoover.
Struck out By Seward, 3; by bwartzel, 1.
Passed balls Hoover, 1.
(HAD A STRUGGLE.
The Browns Bent Bnrnle'a Men bat Had
to Fight far It.
St. Lotns, August 24, St. Louis won to-day's
game, but not without a struggle. Kilroy
pitched and was not bit hard until the end of
the game. Score:
St. Louis 0 0 110 10 2 2-7
Baltlmores 0 002000024
Base hits St. Louis, II: Baltlmores, t.
Errors St. Louis. 3; Baltlmores, 5.
Karned runs Baltlmores, 1.
Two-base hits Latham, Shlndlt, Comaker.
Home run O'Neill.
Struck out By Kilroy, 1; by Chamberlln. 5.
Passed ball Tate.
Wild pitch-Kilroy, 1.
Won.Lost.Ct. , Won.Lost.Ct.
St. Louis 69 33
Brooklyn 66 35
.677, Cincinnati!.. .M 47
.5f6,CoIumbus 39 65
Baltlmores. ...58 41
Athletics 53 42
Scranton, August 21 At the habeas
corpus proceedings yesterday In the case of
Sam Crane, the well-known baseball player,
who is charged with" larceny by Erwin Franen
felter, of this city, with whose wife and several
i thousand dollars, In money Sam decamped at
the end of last season, be was put under bail
in the sum of I7S0. Ho was unable to furnish
the ball, and in consequence was compelled to
go to jaU, f
Smith Won the Badge.
Youngstown, 0 August 21 In the badge
shoot of the Youriestown Gun Clnb yesterday
the A badge was won "by W. A. Smith, and B
badce by W. H. Lawler. County Auditor Da
veysucceeded In only hitting two blueclays
ont of a possible 25, and was awarded the C
badge. 'In tbe practice shoot W. A. Smith,
scored 20 aad George L. Fordyce 13. .
COUJSTY LEAGUE GAtES.
The Athletics of the EnatEod Have .Quite an
Easy Tlmo With tb Etna Htara
Homestead 6lmply Pulverizes
tho New Oakland
The East End Athletics had "quite an easy
time of it with the Etna Stars at Etnatyestei
day. The Stars really never shone at all and
they had all vestiges of brilliancy knocked
from them. Score: '
ATHLETICS. B B P A XI I. STARS. B B P A X
Gray. 2 1
Lauer. 1 2
Gnmbert, p. 1
F. Barr, r.
,.16 16 3- 9
Totals .... $ 6 24 14 6
Athletics I 3 2 2 4 U 4 0 --16
Stars ..........0 020210106
Earned runs Athletics, 5: Etna Stars, I,
Two-base hits-Gray. Schover.
Three-base lilts Schoyer, Addy, F. Barr.
btoleu bases-Athletics, 6; Etna Stars. 4.
Bises on balls Athletics, 4; Etna Stars. 2.
Hit by pltcber-Gnmbert.
Struck out-By Gnmbert, 9; by Cameron. 6.
Passed balls-schoyer, 1; McSteen, 4; Brady. I.
Wild pltchcs-Gumbert, 1; Cameron, 3.
CANTON WINS AGAIN.
McKcesport Unable to Plar Ball Against
tho Ohio Sluggers.
rSPECIAt. TELEOBAM TO THE DtSPATCTM
McKeesport, August 21 McKeesport sim
ply played rotten to-day, and was defeated 15
to 2 by Canton. Three of HcKeesport's play
ers did not show np and a very weak club was
In the field, and only Costello and Quinn
played in regular places. In the first inning
tbeumpire allowed a base runner to run into
the shortstop fielding a batted ball, when there
were two out,and if he would have called the
man out only one run would have been scored,
as the Cantons made five runs after that in the
first inning. In tho second tbey earned three
runs, the only ones earned in the game by them.
Hartman, Miller and Martin played very bad.
In the second inuing Liston, the catcher, went
into the box and only four hits were made off
him, but he was very wild, giving six bases on
balls. Ryan's home run was the longest hit
ever made on the grounds over the right field
fence. McKeesport appears to have hard
luck, as every timo they have a bard game to
play some of the players expected do notcome,
and therefore tbe nine Is always changed
around so they cannot do themselves justice.
M'KXESP'T B B P A XI CANTONS. B B P A X
Miller, nt 3. 1
2 Lawless,m.. 2 3 4
Hartman. 3 c 0
o Kvn. 1 2 1 li
3 Miller, p.... 2
uiDDons, m. u
l.lston.c& p 0
Costello, 2... 0
Martin, lis. 1
Berger, c... 1
Sharp, L..... 4
Delaney, 2.. 2
0.ulnn, 1.... 0 0 12
Coror'n,s410 0 0
Jlarrls, 3.... 2 1
statu, p u a
Total 2 24 18 9 Totals 15 11 27 19 4
Cantons 64010301 '-15
Earned runs McKeesports. 1; Cantons, X
Two-base hlts-F. Miller. 1; Harris, 1.
Struck out-Ryn, 1; Miller, 1; Liston, 2; C.
Bases on balls-By Liston. 6; C. Miller, 4.
Double plays Martin, Costello and Qulnn;
Sharp and Sillier.
Passed balls Liston, 3; Hartman, 2; Berger, 2.
Wild pitches-Llston. 2; Miller, 1.
Time of game Two hours.
KNOCKED TWO PITCHERS OUT.
Oar Boys Let Looae on the Unfortunate
The Our Boys Club, of the Southside, easily
disposed of tbe Duquesnes at Recreation Park
yesterday in the presence of nearly GOO people.
Two ot the Duquesnes' pitchers were knocked
out of the box. The Duquesnes fielded
wretchedly, while that of the Our Boys was
brilliant. The feature of the game was the
fine pitching of Deitz. Score:
OUlt BOYS. B B P A X!
DCQUXSNES K B P A X
Smink, c. .. 3
Scbohe, 1. .. 5
Vetiera, m.. 1
K. Smith, s. 2
S. Smith, 2.. 2
Leng. 1 0
Walker, r. . 1
Doyle, 3 3
Deiti. p 1
Holley. lip. 0 0 13
Martin, s.... 1 1 0
Newell, P&2. 0
Feaney, 3.... 0
O'Dnn'l cAr 0
McKIm, 1... 0
Border, r&e. 1
Cahlll, m.. 0
Totals 18 12 27 16 5
Totals 2 3 27 13 12
OnrBoys 2 2 0 5 3 11-3 0-17
Duquesnes 1 010000002
tamed Guns Our Boys. 7.
Two-base hits Smlnk. Scnobe and R. Smith.-
three-base hit Scnohe.
llrst base on balls Deitz, 1; NewelL 3; Night
First base on errors Our Bovs, 6: Duquesnes, 3.
Slruck out By Deitz, 6; by Newell, 2: by Night
Passed balls Smlnk. 2; O'DonnelL 4: Border, 3.
Stolen bases Our Boys, 6; Duquesnes, 2.
Umpires Marshall and McNslly.
THE KEYSTONES AGAIN.
They Defeat the Grays In an Interesting and
Tbe Keystones defeated thePittsburg Grays,
for the second time at 'Cycle Park yesterday,
in one of the most exciteing and hotly con
tested games of the season. The features of
the game were Green's second base play and
B. Gross' appearance at short accepting 6 out
ot t chances.
KEYSTONES B B P A XI GBATS. B B P A X
Roy, 1 1
Oast, 3 0
B. Gross, s.. 2
Thom'sn, c. 1
Green. 2..... 0
Bell, r f 2
Douglass, p. 2
Gross, m I.. 2
Henn'ger. s 1
Eller. L I
'Johnson, ;l.. 1
uress. c I
Ulman. n... 1
OiRobe. 3 1
Evans, m 1
0 Keating, 2.. 0
Totals .... 10 H 23 15 4 Totals .
7 6 24 13 s
Keystones 2 113 0 10 2 "-10
Pittsburg Grays 1 000600007
Two-base hits-Roy, Green; ilelL Douglass.
I Home run W. Gross.
struck out By Countee, 7: by Ulman. 1
L Earned rnns Keystones. 5: Grays, 2.
Batteries Cuuntce and Thompson; Ulman and
YERY ONE-SI DEED.
The Homesteads Blake a Sorry Show of
the Oakland Team,
The Homesteads mopped op tbe diamond
with tne New Oaklands in a County League
game yesterday. Good, (be new catcher of
the Oaklands, failed to appear, and this was a
great drawback to his team. Three different
men were tried behind tbe bat, and all were
failures. The game was exceedingly one-sided.
oakl'ndS. R- b. p. a. xiuomest'ds. b b p a x
, Cargo, 3....
j Peoples, ss ..
Armor r A V
Sullivan, 1... 3 2
A. Colgan.m 4 u
C.Colgau,c,3 3 2
iouog-u, ss 4 u
Hess, ss 2 2
Bulmer, 1... 3 2
Rowe. 2... . 3 3
Jones, p.... 2 1
Total s 4 82113 18 Totals.... 23 14 2117 3
NewOaklands 2 0 110 0 04
Homesteads 0 5 10 2 7 2 2-23
Earned rnns Homesteads, 5; Oaklands, 1.
Two-base bits Rowe. 1
Three-base hits Armour, 1.
Struck out By Jones, 8: by Anderson, C.
Bases on balls Homesteads. 7: Oaklands, 2.
Double plays Kowc and Bulmer.
Passed balls Meehan. 5; Becker 3; Owens, S.
Wild pitches Jones, 1; Anderson, 2.
A Close Struggle.
rsPXMAI. TXI.XOBAM TO TUX DISPATCH.
Toronto, O., Aueust 21 Toronto defeated
the Beaver Grays for a second time this season
by a score of 12 to 10 to-day. Only seven innings
were played to allow the visitors to catch their
tram. The Torontos have now played 16 games
and won 12. Smurtbwaite fielded good and
hatted well. Young pitched a good game, the
Grays onlr making five hits off his delivery.
Wneeligbn's play on first was tho feature of
the game, accepting 11 chances. ' Score by in-
Beaver Grays 2 0 0 0 4 4 0-10
Torontos 2 2 15 0 0 212
Earned rnnsTorontos, 4: Grays, 1.
Errors Torontos, 9; Grays. 9.
Base hits Torontos, 10; Grays, 5.
Two-base hits Mann Ion, Wueelighn.
Three-base hits J. Daniels.
Struck out By Young, 5; Dawson. 1
Passed balls Mannlon. 6: Kuhn, 5.
Bases oaballs By Young, 2; by Dawson, 5.
Stolen baies-Torontos, 8; Grays, a.
New Castle Won.
nrnCtAlr. TELiaRAK TO THI DISrATCH.I
New Castle, August 21 New Castle de
feated NewlWilmineton in a loose game ot ball
hero this afternoon br a score of 16 to 5. Base'
bits New Clstles. 9; Wllmlngtons, 7. Errors
New Castles! 9; Wllmlngtons, 1L
e Stewarts' Picnic.
ISrKCIALfrXLXaHAM TO TTtX DISPATCH.
TarxntttjI August 21 The J. C. Stewarts,'
of, TarestuBl defeated a picked nine from
Pittsburg, to-day, by the score of 34 to 2. The
pitching of Walter Kennedy was a feature of
Tbe Mnjers) Made It.
BRiDGEvnxE, August 21 The C. P. Slayers
defeated the Bankville Stars to-day by the
score of 8 to 0.
Earned runs Mayers. 4: Banksvllles. 0. t
Base hits Mayors, io: Banksvllles. 8.
Two-base hits Mayers. 4: Banksvllles, 1.
Stolen bases Mayers, 7: Banksvllles, 0.
Double plays Mayers, 2; Banksvllles. 0.
Bases on passed balls Mayers. 6: Banksvllles, 1.
Struck out By Patterson. 16; by Evans. 1L
The feature of the game was good battery work
of Patterson and Malfoy, and the good nlaylng of
the Mayers team In general, only having one
error in the game, while the visitors had 10 errors.
Waterloo for the Crockerys.
ISTXCIAT. TXLEGRAX TO TUX DISPATCH.!
East Liverpool, August 21-tfhe game to
day between tho Climax and Crockerys. was a
Waterloo for tho Crockerys. Following is the
Crockerys o 1102100 16
Climax 0 0 0 4 3 2 10 7 0-26
Karned rnns Crockerys. 3: Climax, 7.
Errors-Croekerys, 10: CUniat. 3.
Base hits Climax. 17: Crockervs. 10.
Two-base hlts-J. Kearke, II. Carey, Totnllnson,
W. Carey, Pennington. 2: Wasmaund. G. Smith.
Three-base hits-smith. G. Smith.
Time of game Two hours and 30 minutes.
Shot Youugstown Oat.
HrXCIAt. TXLEGBAU TO THE DISPATCH.1
Tiffin, 0 August 21 The Ohio League
me between Timn and Youngstown to-day
flfflns 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 -5
aoungstowns o 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 00
Batteries Tiffins. Beam and Fleeman: YoUngs
Itowns, Murray. McFarland and Brandenburg.
Base hits Tiffins, 5: Youngstowns, 2.
Errors Tllfins. 4; Youngstowns, 6.
' Struck ont Tlffluc A. V7. n.tn.,... 11
Onr for Freeport.
(SrxCIAX. TILEOBAK TO Till DISPATCH.1
Freeport, Pa., August 21 Freeport de
feated the Pittsburg Times nine here to-day in
a well played game. The features of the game
was the, first base plav and batting of Hunter
and batting of N. Gillespie, of the Freeports.
Score by Innings:
Freepirts ; 1 0 110 0 5 0 2-10
TtmesA o 4 0 0 10 0 3 l-s.9
No one ont when winning run was made.
fSrXCIAt. TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.1
MingiJ Junction. O.. Aueust 21 The
Valley Stars, of Allegheny, played here to-day.
but wereleasy victims for the Mingos. Score;
Mingos..A 02002934 0-20
btars L o 000000000
HlU-Mtagos. 9: Stars. 2.
Two-bask hits Shillings and Paden.
Three-tAe hit Robert Shaw.
Struck okt-By Shillings, 10; by Flannlgan, 8.
WheellngsJ 0 000000000
w.mncws. .- 3 110 10 3 11
. Katterles-rBurchard and Fltzslmmons for Mans
field; Shamss and Bowman for Wheeling.
Bae hlts-Wbecllngs, 2: Mansflclds, l
Irrors Wheelings, 3; Mansfield, 7.
THE TENNIS FLAYERS.
Shaw Defeats Cfanae, the Western Cham
pion, and Causes a Surprise.
Newport. R. L, August 21. Tho sur
prise of the day in the tennis tour
nament yesterday was the defeat of
C. ,A. Chase, the Western champion, by
Shaw. Shaw won the first game by drives into
the net by Chase, who scored only 30. Shaw
had hard luck In putting the ball outside of the
court In the second,alter the deuce was called.
Chase won the third by a game love with
Shaw's serve. The fourth was a vantage game,
and Shaw played carelessly, driving tbe ball
out. Shaw served well in the fifth and took a
game love. The sixth was won by Shaw by
good drives to the base line. Chase not scoring
a point. The seventh was a vantage game, and
Shaw won by hard serving. Chase won the
eighth entirely by serving by a game love.
The ninth was a vantage game, and Shaw's
Bervmg was perfect. Shaw drove prettily to
tbe base line and won the tenth by a love game
and the first set, 6-1
Chase won tbe first game of the second set by
a game love with Shaw's serve. The second
was a vantage game, and Sbaw lost by drives
out of the court. Shaw won the third by fine
serving atter dence had been called. In tbe
fourth Sbaw passed Chase at tbe net repeat
edly, and played well down the side lines. The
fifth was a game love for Chase, with Shaw
serving, vnase won tne sixtn and Bhaw won
the seventh by drives beyond the base linp by
Cbase after tbe score was deuce. In the eighth
Sbaw placed well In the back hand corner
along tbe base line. Chaser scoring only one
point. Chase won the ninth by a game love.
In the tenth Sbaw won the game and second
Tho jtbird set was won by Chase 6-1 Sbaw
took tie fourth set and tho match by superior
' KNOCKED WATSON OCT.
Buabi of California, Wins a Fight In Five
' Good Rounds.
LaWrence, Mass.. August 21 George
Bush, of California, and Henry 31. Watson, of
Billerica, Mass., fought to a finish early this
morning just over tbe New Hampshire line.
The fight was for $300. Bush weighed 175
pounds and Watson 170. The first round was,
by agreement, with gloves, the" understanding
being that tbe following ronnds were to be
with bare knuckles. Bush was so plainly the
better man tbat Watson's friends objected to
the removal of the gloves, and tbe Bush party
consented to a knock-out fight with gloves.
The first and second rounds were tame. Wat
son endeavored to force the fighting in the
third, but got badly punished and knocked
down. He was winded in the fourth, and Bush,
after pounding bim heavily, knocked blm down
again. Watson was groggy in the fifth, and
was easily knocked out by Bush.
SLAVIN IS WEAKENING.
He Wnnta to Fight Smith a Limited Number
fBT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH. I
London, August 21 The match between
Jem Smith and Frank Slavin, the Australian,
has not yet been ratified. Smith wants a battle
In the old style. Slavin desires a 12-round
boxing match, having no relish for similar
treatment to that meted out to John L. Sulli
Smith now taunts Slavin with not covering
his deposit, so that if there is no fistic battle a
paper war is certain. They will get just as
much honor and glory tbat way, with far less
trouble to themselves
The famous yacht Irex, which has this season
occasionally given the Valkyrie both time and
a beating; has been sold by Mr. Jameson to a
Russian princo. She will still be seen some
times in English waters.
Ed Nlklrk and E. C. McClelland Matched to
Ran n Mile Race.
E. a McClelland and Ed Nikirk, tbe two
well-known pedestrians.wero matched last even
ing to contest agaiust each other again. Tbis
time the distance is to be one mile, and tbe
race is to be run at Exposition Park on Sep
tember 2L If the track is flooded tho race will
be run at Homewood.
Ben Trlmber represented McClelland, and
put up $50 forfeit and signed articles in bis be
half. Nikirk represented himself. Tbe race
is for $30X1 a side, open for $500 a side. Tbe race
will be an Interesting event, because there is
considerable rivalry between the parties. Both,
men will go Into active training at once.
Aacfaer Beat Williamson.
New York, August 21 A fight to a finish
took place last nicht near Long Island City be-'
tween Jack Ascher and Dave Williamson.
Ascher won in five ronnds. Williamson broke
bis thumb In tbe second round, and as be bad
no chance to win his seconds threw up the
sponge at the end of tbe fifth round. Eugene.
Hcrnbacher acted as referee. Patsy Maber
and Jack Hickey wero behind Williamson and
Billv Frey and Jack Thomas were behind
Ascher. Jack McArdle held the watch.
Gonld Won Easily.
rsrXCIAL TELES BAM TO THE DISPATCH.1
Beaver Fails, August 21 The race in
working boats on tbe Beaver dam at tbis place
this evening between Dan Gould, of McKees
port, and Chas. Schell, of Beaver Falls, two
miles, with turn, was won easily by the Mc
Keesport man. No official time was taken.
Schell was suffering with a boll on bis wrist
which interfered with his rowlne greatly. A
large amount of money changed hands at eren
Some Good Sports.
There was a large attendance at tbe Twelfth
Ward Athletic Club sports at Valley Grove
yesterday. James Dnnkerlyand Fred Wise
each won a fall la the heavy-weight wrestling,
and the referee; declared the contest a draw.
Ed. Riley easily threw Murray in an exhibition
contest for light-weights. Bulger won the 100
yard race in ITU seconds. It Is likely tbat
Dnnkerly and Kisewlll be matched to wrestle
EL EIO KEY'S FEAT.
The Famous Youngster Easily Wins
the Valuable Eclipse Stakes. ,
EXCITEMENT AT WESTGHESTEB.
Slavin Eefases to Fight Smith in the Good
THE "W12JNEES AT 8AKAT0GA TBAOZ.
Arrangements for the Big Local Sprint Handicap and
El Eio Bey won the great Eclipse stakes
at Kew York yesterday. He won with great
ease. Slavin won't fight Smith under old
rules, but wants a 12-round affair. The ar
rangements for the big local sprint handicap
and picnic are almost complete.
Westchester, August 24. The great
Eclipse stakes, a handicap sweepstakes of
5250 each, with $10,000 added, of which
52,000 went to the second horse and $1,000
to tbe third horse for two-year-olds, and worth
to tbe winner S2S.625, was won this afternoon by
El RIoRey.unbeaten pride of Calif ornla,Eber
lee was second and Banquet third. Tbe time
Twenty-five thousand persons saw the race.
The day and the track were perfect. The
weather was delightful, a pleasant breeze play
ing over the grounds and through the spacious
A TYPICAL CROWD.
The crowd was a typical New York holiday
one and numbered representatives from every
prominent point in the country, and all were
earnest in tbeir praise of tbe race course and
its peerless accommodations. The event of
the day was fixed for 320 o'clock, but it was
that time before the racers were summoned to
the post by the bugle.
As soon as they had all arrived, Mr. Caldwell
got down and made a little speech. He said:
"Now, boys, this is a big stake, and I want all
to have a good chance. I am not going to start
you until I get into tbe stand, and will start
you with the flag, and I will not use my. hand
kerchief. Remember, it will be tbe flag, and I
will drop it." All were soon ready but Cameo,
who was slow to return, but Henderson turned
in front and down went tne flag to the best
start ever seen on a race track.
LIVONIA LED THE FIELD.
Of course there was a leader, and Livonia had
that honor. She was followed by Cayuga,
Devote, El Rio Rey and Torso, with Cameo and
Juneday bringing up the rear. It Is safe to say
there were not two lengths between tbe nose of
the first and the tail of the last one. As they
swung into the straight stretch El Rio Rey was
in the lead, with Cayuga, Devote and Livonia
next. On they came, seemingly slowly, for
their speed cannot be judged from the stand as
they aro constantly approaching. As they
raised out of the dip, Wincbell shook his whip
at the California crack. He instantly shot out
a couple of lengths further ahead and then he
was steadied. "Great heavens!" said a well
known turfman. "There 13 only one in it.
EL BIO BEY WALKS HOME.
It was a fact. He had the field at bis mercy,
and merely played with it. By comparison tbey
hardly appeared to be moving, and he. though
only walking in, was able to keep lengths ahead
of bis nearest pursuers with tbe greatest ease.
It was all over but the shouting, and long be
fore tbe last f nrlong was reached expressions
of admirationjfor the great colt were made all
over the stand and the lawn.
On they came, whipping and spurring, but
his sides and flanks were untouched. As state
ly as a noble ship sailing into harbor,' he went
by tbe judges, tbe easiest of easy winners by
lonr lenetbs, and be might have made it a
dozen. Eberlee was second, two lengths before
Banquet third. Livonia. Caynga Juneday, De
vote, Onway, Cameo, Torsi, Jersey Pat, Drizzle,
Padishah, Chesapeake and Favorite followed
as named. Tbe winner ot the great Eclipse
stakes. El Rio Rey, Is owned by Theodore Win
ters. He is a handsome cbestnnt colt, shapely
in appearance and with the thorough build of
a fine racer. His dam was Marlon and his sire
, BEY'S GREAT RECORD.
Rey started in his first raco at St. Lonis on
June H. and emphasized tbe value of his an
cestor by winning the St. Louis brewers'
stallion stakes, valued at $1,3S0, at three-quarters
of a mile, with Wincbell, at 118 pounds.
He plaved with bis opponents. On Wednesday,
Jnne 26. at Chicago, he won a race ot five and
a half furlongs, defeating Lord Peyton and
Extravagance, carrying 123 pounds. On June
29 be started fortbe Kenwood stakes and won
the purse of 12,9a) by defeating Protection
andPennP. Tbe distance was five-eighths of
a mile, and tbe winner carried 120 pounds, with
Wincbell up. Again on Tuesday, July U. he
won the Hyde Park stakes at Chicago, valued
at $3,540. defeating BinaloaH. by two lengths.
Wincbell weighed 123 pounds.
Shortly after tbe race be came east, and has
been In constant training. It was expected
that be would start In at least two of the Mon
mouth Park events, but the weather was un
favorable on each occasion.
THE RESULTS IK DETAIL.
First race, five-eighths of a mile Starters:
Brlttanlc. King Crab. Ban Cloche, King Idle, Ca
talpa. Kidnap 111 Radiant, Reward, Meckle'IL
Catalpa won in 1:01, Brlttanlc second. Radiant
Second race, one and three-sixteenth miles
Starters: Champagne Charlie, Sllleck, Sorrento,
Groomsman. Castaway II, Sunlight, Miss Cody.
Sorrento won In 2:05, Castaway 11 second, Sunlight
Third race, flreat Ecllnse stakes for S-vear-olds.
a sweepstakes of 30 each, half forfeit, or only S25
II declared, with $10,000 added, of whleli P.0C0 to
second and SLOW) to third, three-quarters of a
mlleStarterj, betting and jockeys:
El Rio Rey, Wlnchell, 10 to 1; Torsi, Murphy. 12
tol; Onway, Hamilton, S to 1: Drizzle, Coving
ton. IS to 1: Banquet, Taylor. 40 to 1: Caynga. Llt
tlefleld, 8 to I; Jersey Pat. Moshler. 40 to 1: Eber
lee, TaaL 15 tol: Devotee, Hay ward, 8 to 1: Favor
ite, ltarbe, 100 tol: Chesapeake, Anderson, 10 tol;
Padishah, Garrison, 8 to 1; Jnne Dav. Morehead.
60 to 1: Cameo, Henderson, SO tol: Livonia, Ber
gen. 25 to L El Rio Rey first, Eberlee. second and
Banquet third. Time. 1:14. The mutuals paid
S1L40 straight and 110 60 for place. Eberlee (who
was In the field) paid tx 10.
Fourth race, .New York Jockey Club bandicap,a
sweepstakes for all ages. ofllCOeach. with $5,100
added, of which tl.OCO to the second and S300 to the
tblrd, one mile and a quarter Starters: Hanover,
J. Murphy. 6 tol: Flrenzl, McLaughlin. S tol:
Raceland, Garrison. 4 to 1: Orlflame. Anderson,
IS to 1: Badge, Hayward. 25to 1: J A li, Hamil
ton, 15 to 1: Belle B, Mooreheaa. 40 to 1: Dan
boyne. Barber. SO tol; Kaloolab, Covington. Sto
1; Cassias, Llttlefield. 2 tol: Persimmons. Tay
lor, 15 tol; Torchlight, Sims, lOOtol; Elvee, Kay.
THE GREAT RACE.
Tbey started In the chute beyond the lower turn.
It Is an Introduction to the back stretch, and this
was the first time it was used for tbe purpose.
This was really the race of the 'day, tbough Its
monetary value was not as great as tbat or the
Eclipse. By the time the first furlong post was
reached Flrenzl was a length and a half before
Persimmons. Torchlight, Raceland. Badge and
Hanover, wbo were but beads apart. As
they began to climb the hill on the
back stretch Torehllght showed lit front
with Hanover, Flrenzl, Badge and j
A B next. ' Tbey ran In this order
nntil they had rounded Into the homestretch.
Flrenzl was the first to make her appearance In
it. followed Immediately by Hanover, Raceland
and JAB. Hanover ttredv hair way down and
tben tbe contest was between Klrenzl and Race
land, lbere was a light which will long be re
membered with pleasure by those who saw It.
Side by side they came, and the result
was not only a contest of speed
and endurance between the horses
but a duel of skill rxtween tbeir Jockeys. Race
land won In the last umpby a neck. .Flrenzl
finished two lengths before Hanover, third. Tbe
time was 2:09V. ' A B, Casslus. Elvee, Dun
boy ne. Oiiflamme, Badge. Torchlight. Kaloolah
and Bella B followed close up. Persimmons pulled
up lame and walked home. The mutuals paid
W) 10 straight and 10 55 for place. Flrenzl paid
Fifth race, fire-eighths of a mile Starters: Car
rie C Phcebe, Amazon, Martha, Uolden Horn,
Knlck Knack filly. Cecelia, Lady Agnes. Pan
dora, Frailty, Elliee. Marie b., Mary Malloy.
Amazon won In 1:02, Knlck Knack second.
Golden Horn third.
Sixth race, mile and a sixteenth-Starters:
Young Duke. Tattler, Syntax. Tenally, Elgin.
Letrla, Jennie lUcFarland. Mary T, Glen Cliffe.
Syntax won In ltfix. Tattler second. Letrla
THE BIG HANDICAPS.
Great Foot Racing and a Picnic far Labor
To-morrow week, that Is Monday, Sep
tember 2. Labor Day, probably one of tbe
biggest sprint handicaps ever seen in Western
Pennsylvania will start at Exposition Park
Besides the sprint handicap there will be a
quarter of a-mlle handicap, each open to the
world. In connection with tbe foot racing
there will be two horse races, one for pacers
and the other for trotters. Added to all this
there will be a picnic at the Park Theater, and
lrwill last all day.
The promotion ot the handicap will cost a
very large amount of money, but Iff return the
best sprinters in this country will be among
the starters. It Is expected that 'H.M.John
son, Collins, George Smitb, Skinner. Bethune
and others will b here lor the sprint race, and
many of them will start in the quarter of a
mile race. The limits are 12 and 30 yards re
spectively. The bandlcapper will be selected this week,
and the entries will close on the 30th.
Theorizes are: Sprint handicap First, S173;
second, S50-, third, Ci Quarter mile handicap
First, J80: second. f30; third, $15. There will
be substantial purses for the pacing and trot
ting races. Undonbtedly, the event will ba
one of the greatest ot Its kind ever held In
The Famous Pacer Captures a. Fast Race at
CHICAGO, August 2L This was the closing
day of the Northwest Breeders' Association
Trotting meeting. There were no sensational
events, but the pacers in tbe 2-23 and 2-1S
classes furnished close, doubtful and fast con
tests. In tbe former Are heats in all (two of
tbem vesterday) were paced, all ot them under
2:20. In the latter six he-its were required to
decide the supremacy. All of them were paced
in time better than 2-20, and three of them
better than 2:16. The following are the sum
maries: 2:25 class, pacing (two heats paced yesterday)
Fred Arthur. : 4 2 111
Maggie R 1 12 3 2
Red Bell 5 3 3 2 2
DICkC 2 5 4 4 4
KewKlrk 3 4 3 16
Time. 2:18. 2:19Ji. 2:17. 2:18Ji, 2:17.
Special, mile heats, best lwo In three
Dora Cossack t 2 1
Tribute 2 1 2
Time, 2:32, 2:335. 2:30,H.
2:15 class, pacing.
Bessemer 4 2 3 111
Gray Harry 1 3 1 3 2
Chimes V 2 12 3 2 3
Dr. West 3 4 4 dls
Time. 2:17X. 2:151f. 2:15J. 2:15. 2:19, 2:19.
Futurity stake for 3-year-olds.
A wal k-over for Rostok Cossack. Time, 2-37X.
Czarina s 1111
Fannie Belmont 1 3 2 12
Tyrolean s 5 5 3 3
Joe Fastman 3 4 4 4 4
Georgle 4 6 3 dls
Sir Gay 2 2 dls
-Time 2-28, 2:29J, 2r2Jf , 2:25'4, 2-SJS.
The last event on the card, the I:St race, was de
clared off owing to the lateness of the hour at
which the preceding race was finished.
Tbe bay stallion Rosemary, by Strathmore. ,
trotted to beat 2-23, and covered hu mile In 2:191.
The bay stallion Ruby Wilkes. 3 years old. by
Young Jim. had three trials to beat 2:30, but tne
best be could do was 2:31,'$.
Saratoga, August 21. Three days of racing
remain In tbe calendar of the Saratoga Asso
ciation. Colonel Tom Ochiltree drove out to
the track to-day with General Noble, Secretary
of the Interior, and Senator Higgins, of Dela
ware, and they won tbeir expenses on Mayor
Nolan's filly in the Pocahontas stakes. Tbe filly
ran a good race, and. to the surprise of ber
owner, beat Retrieve.
FIrj.t race, three-quarters of a mile Starters:
Camargo. St. John, Bohemian. Burcb. Cartoon,
LeoH. LeoH won In 1:141:, Bohemian second.
Second race, mile and three-sixteenths Start
ers: Retrieve. Gipsy Queen. The Lioness. Brown
Princess. Brown Princess won In 2-03, Retrieve
second. The Lioness third.
Tblrd race, mile and five hundred yards Start
ers: Wary. Kin?; or Norfolk:. Bonlta. Blair. St.
Lu.e. St. Luke won ln2:12.S, Wary second, Bon
Fourth race, three-qnarters of a mile Starters:
Alarm Bell. Elkton, Elinstone, Prince Howard.
Mr. Pelham, Sain Doxey. Honduras. Honduras
wonlnl:15H. Sam Doxey second. Prince Howard
Firth race, mile and seventy yards Starters:
Gymnast. Tramp. Frederlca. satisfaction. Mamie
Hunt. Mirth. Kitty R. Golden Keel. Kitty R won
la 1:17, Golden Reel second. Gymnast third.
McLaughlin to Bo Lorillard's Trainer.
reriCIAt. TILXOBAU TO THX DISPATCH.;
New York. August 21. James McLaughlin,
the great jockey, this evening signed a con
tract to train Mr. Pierre Lorillard's horses at
Rancocoas next year. This will be 'McLaugh
lin's last season in the saddle, and he had
Eromlse'd Mr. Lorlllard to give him first call on
is services as trainer. McLaughlin will have
entire cbarge of the race department. George
Taylor is under contract to do the riding.
A Mill Man's Plea.
A letter has been received at this office signed
"Oarsman," asking'wby tbe Teemer-Gaudaur
boat race is not to be rowed on Saturday, in
stead of Friday. The writer claims that no
mill men will get a chance to see tbe race if it
is rowed on a Friday.
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Some Eminent Medical Authorities Talk
Light Wines Hot Unhealthy.
in an article appearing In The Plttsbnrg
Dispatch of August IS, yon will find Dr.
Louis A. Saver, a prominent New York physi
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should want something a little strong, pure
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