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ft REVIEW OF SPORTS
Opinions About the Searle
O'Connor Boat Bace.
"WHO WILL BETHE WINNER?
Interesting Comparisons of Rowing
of the Past and Present.
LOCAL BASE BALL CLUB AFFAIRS.
Tlio Proposed Changes in the National
League Playing Rules.
A FEW WORDS ABOUT THE PUGILISTS
Of course we nil know about that familiar
quotation to the tffect that history repeats
ifelf, and really there is considerable inter
esting truth in the old and olt repeated
statement. In the sporting -world history is
just on the eve of repeating itself in an ex
ceedingly interesting way. Australia and
Canada will, before we are very much older,
have another contest for the scull
ins supremacy of the world. It
seems just the other day that Hanlan and
Trickett, the two Eds, struggled for the same
great title on the same course on which Searle
and O'Connor will tight it out this week. And
yet it is nine years since Hanlan, then In his
glory, defeated the big and powerful Austra
lian and won a -wagon load" of money. In
that race both countries thought they had a
wonder. Hanlan, undoubtedly, had the best
record, but Trickett had anquisnedaIl the
scnllers of his native laud and had received a
good forfc.t from 'William Lmnsden, a then
promising j oung English rower. OldJim'my
Taylor and J. H. Clasper had, on the quiet,
found out that Trickett was a "flyer" and
Rumsden was at once unable to go on with the
race because of an "'injured thumb." This in
spired the Australian party with confidence
and as a result the betting on the Trickett
Hanlanrace was very great indeed. We all
know how Hanlan won and how Canada re
jo:ced over the creat victory, and also
how the pocket books of the Antlpodeans
were emptied. Well now, the approach
ing big race between Searle and
O'Connor is in almost every respect a repeti
tion ot that between Trickett and Hanlan. Of
course the result Is not known yet, but the
probability is that the result will be similar to
that of JSSO; that is, Canada will likely be to
the front again. I have often said that there
is no direct way by which we can measure
Searle; this to a great extent leaves him as an
unknown quantity. However, if there is a man
outside of Searle's trainers, and Searle himself,
who knows what he .can do, Edward Hanlan
ought to be that man. He has stated definitely
that he thinks O'Connor will win. but the ex
champion predicts a very close race; Indeed, so
close that it would seem that Hanlan is not at
all very confident of hiB countryman's success.
Hanlan thinks that O'Connor will win by about
a length. Sow, when it comes down to a
point as fine as that in a four-mile race, to
name the winner is an absolute guessing
story. The odds in England are in
favor of Searle, but this is entirely because
of the large amount of Australian money in
London, just as the preponderance of O'Connor
money ai Toronto makes him favorite there.
However, I am still inclined to favor the
chances of O'Connor. 1 state this conclusion
because reviews or comments would be worth
less without conclusions of a definite kind.
We cannot hit the nail on the head every time,
but I'll be content with hitting It a majority of
tunes. Certainly I am aware that Searle is a
speedy man, and so is O'Connor. But advices
from the Thames state that Searle Is not much
speedier than Matterson, and taking this as a
criterion it may be safe to say that Searle's
speed wiU not take him away from O'Connor in
the early part of the race. If Searle cannot
get away from O'Connor in the early part of
the race, the Canadian, if all accounts about
him are true, ought to outstay the Australian.
Then nnd Now.
Few, if any, of us can think or talk abont
the big sculling events of to-day without
thinking of the "good old times" that have
gone by and the changes, that have taken Dlace
In the meantime. Probably in no branch of
sport has there been so many changes during
SO or 2-5 years as in rowing. Going back to
1863, when Honest Bob Chambers beat G. W.
Everson, the Australian, over the Thames
couire. and In the same year when Chambers
defeated R. Green, the other Australian, we
can see a most wonderful transtormation that
has taken place in the rowing world between
then and now. Since that time America,
Canada and Australia have all left the
mother country.wherein sculling originated, far
behind. In the present instance, however, it
may be a little consolation to English people to
know that two British subjects are battling for
the proud title, and whoever wins America will
still be playing second fiddle. But although
time's changes have been great in the localiza
tion of champions, they just have been as great
in the styles of sculling. Would space permit,
many interesting things could be ild on this
feature, but I may resume the subject some
Among the Pugilists.
There has been remarkable quietude among
the pugilists d urlng the week. "Words, words,
ords," have been abont the full extent of the
doing in the fistic world. Cardiff and Mike
Conley were underlined for a battle, but the
terrors of the law have kept them out of the
ring. This fully bears out the prediction I
made when Sullivan received his sentence. 1
contended then that the effect of that sentence
and of Governor' Lowery's action would be to
put a damper on pnze fighting throughout
the country. So far this prediction
has been amply fulfilled. A week or so ago I
also said that the Marine would take his own
time in responding to Dempsey's challenge,
and now the Marine comes defiantly out stat
ing that Dempsey made him wait three years,
and now Dempsey must be content to linger.
Kobody need be surprised at this when modern
pugilism is taken into account. 1 he show busi
ness and pugilism are so closely allied that
nowadays everything pugilistic is arranged
with the ulterior object of makingmoney in tho
show. The Marine is certainly aware of this
fact, and doubtless he will not try and kill the
goose that lays the golden eggs as did Dcmpsey.
The Marine is the vanquisher of the great
Dempsey, and undoubtedly the Marine will re
main so -as long as he can without entenng tho
arena again. The latest about Slavm. the
Australian, is that he is matched to fight Jem
Goode with gloves. If the Goode party really
believe they have any show at all their estims.
tlon of Slavin would prompt us to say: Slavm,
don't come to America. However, one of the
most interesting battles would be one between
Slavin and Jackson. They may meet before
Locul Baseball Affairs.
IJraowthat it is to some extent wearisome
talking about the local club when it is losing
as it has been doing. The team is now in a
osition In the race that tends to kill all en
thusiasm about it. To be in sixth place is not
at all Inspiring, and the probability is that the
team will finish a notch lower. Manager Han
Ion is doing just as good as anybody else would
under the circumstances. Nobody will be un
reasonable enough to say that the defeats are
due to bad management so soon after praising
lilm for the lato victories. Several davs ago it
was announced in thisnaper that Manager
Phillips was on the way of recovery. President
Nimick has verified this announcement, but
the President adds: "Nobody but Mr. Phil
lips' brother is allowed to visit bim." It is
to be hoped that Horace will soon be
all right again. The team will return from the
East at the close of this week, and ir the pitch
ers can only got in good condition there may be
hope of many good victories yet The pitchers
have been the Jonah so far this season, and
their work, take it all round, has been of a very
unsatisfactory kind. This may mean that we
may expect to see one or two new faces in the
local box next year.
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Dirty Ball flaying.
During the latter part of this baseball sezon,
at far u It has gone, there has been something
like a remarkable increase of what is termed
dirty ball playing. A notable feature of these
much to be lamented scenes has been that the
disgraceful work has been participated in by
dome of the most prominent players in the
League. Back Ewing and Fred Pfeffer have
been extremely conspicuous In what is nothing
short ot very dishonorable conduct on more than
one occasion. One amusing circumstance of
the matter is an earnest homily that Pfeffcr
got off to me w hen he was last here. During a
conversation he went on to lament the fre
quency of dirty ball playing this season, and
urged that something should he done to stop It.
He referred particularly to Ewing. This is
amusiug. when it is stated that the day after
Mr. Pfeffer poured, out his lamentations and
censure, he. in the most uugentlemanly and
brutal manner. dUabled Dnnlap. Not long
before that Ewing was the means of disabling
Miller. Case after case could be cited to show
to what a deplorable extent this dastardly and
contemptible work has developed. Now, what I
claim is this: It can be stopped, and stooped en
tirely. If it is not stopped, it will be so
much the worse for the dignity and
popularity ot the national game. The um
pire can easily stop, if managers won't
do it. The umpires should be given
fnll swing in a matter of this kind and for any
violation ot the rules of gentlemanly conquct a
player should be fined as heavy as possible ami
ordered off the field. If penalties of this kind
w ere enforced all round, dirty ball playing, as
it's called, would soon disappear. Ot course a
player deserves all the credit for any cunning
and legitimate trick he may dovise and suc
cessfully put Into operation, but there is a
difference between a trick designed to only
outwit another plaer and a trick designed to
break a player's leg or even jeopardize his life.
The question Is certainly worthy of notice at the
annual meeting of the League.
President Young' Notions.
It now seems certain that we will have the
double umpire sj stem in full swing next year in
the League at least. President Young has oe
clarcd himself definitely on that point and in
tends to recommend the League to entirely
adont the system. This moans, 1 think,
that It will be adopted, because
ir I am rightly lntormed President
Voting has, heretofore, been one of the strong op
ponents of the new system. He has opposed Its
introduction so far because of the extra expense
It would entail. However, matters have come to
surh a climax that expense Is out or the question
and tills Is really a very pleasing termination ofa
long controversy. 1 have always been an advo
cate ol the double umpire system and have
claimed that the good resulting from Its operation
would more than outweigh the question of extra
cost. Time and time again this season there have
been quarrels. III reeling and unpleasant scenes
caused by the shortcomings of the present system.
These unpleasantries and rows would not have
been had the proposed system been In operation.
Matters ha e even been worse In the American
Association, and it seems safe to say that that or
ganization will also fully adopt the system now
advocated bv President Young. President Young
has also another idea which he wishes to have
solidified Into a rule. lie sees much dexterity and
good plaj In a catcher nabbing a foul tin. At
present a plav of this kind counts for naught
and President Young thinks there certainly ought
to be some kind of reward for such accomplished
plav. The President, theretore, suggests that a
toul tip count a strike against the batter. This
seems to be such a fair and honest proposition,
that it is hard to Imagine any strong opposition to
it It is orten very interesting to watch a catcher
catch a foul tip, and often the best kind of skill is
needed to do so. lfaplavofthis kind amounted
to anything toward removing the batter. It would
be an encouragement to better work. But Mr.
Spalding Is also suggesting another change In the
plajing rules, which will not tally very well with
the change suggested by President Young. Mr.
bpaldinr wants loul files abolished entirely, that
is. he desires that a foul fly do not interfere with
the game. The proposed change certainly seems
too sweeping to ever be adopted, when we con
sider the wonderful efforts made to catch foul
files now and again. Why some of the exciting
playing Is In catching those kind of flies. And
whv take this inducement for extraordinary
workaavr Mr. Spalding says to give the batters
a chance but it may be asked in reply:
Ha e some or the best features of the game to be
abolished slmplv to keep a man a longer time at
bat? Arc there no other means of aiding the bat
ter if more batting Is still needed? Beally. If it
comes down to a question of batting and nothing
more why not take all the fonl lines away at once?
However, ir President Young's font-tip sugges
tion is made a law, and it likely will, there is not
much fear of Mr. Spalding's proposed change
being adopted. The former's object is to sustain
some good features of play, while the latter's Is to
Britishers on SnIHvan's Sentence.
Although the London Refertt has not been an
out and out supporter of Sullivan and Kllraln as
first-class pugilists, that paper has some kindly
remarks about Sullivan's sentence. In a recent
Issue the paper contained a paragranh as follows:
"In common with otherstudentsot transatlantic
tricks and manners, I was rather taken aback on
hearing the sentence of the Slugger. Twelve
months inside Is hot, is it not? Among Ameri
cans the popular idol is generally, while he Is
popular, a king who can do no wrong. And there
Is no denying that Sullivan was an Idol, who, af
ter getting deposed from his pedestal, reinstated
hlmseiras a demigod by defeating Kllraln. When
such a personage breaks the law, especially If his
fracture Involves no earthly harm to anyone but
himself or an opponent who is an altogether
free agent, a way out is usually found
for him. We have yet to hear whether
appeal may not be successfully ral'ied
against the crushing sentence pronounced on Sul
livan Honestly 1 hope there will be. 1 do not
believe in the man as a wonder, and never did,
but hear verv much to his credit in tbe fight which
has got him Into so ranch trouble. I am assured
that the accounts sent to England were not by
any means truthful, and that the big fellow was
attacked in them without Justification. .Looking
at the whole business. It seems to me that
the newspaper representatives are responsi
ble for the whole bother. Not long ago over
here parties mixed np In the Hayes-Kob-erts
fight were brought to trial, and had a
narrow sqneak of getting put Inside because
a reporter made capital out of the alleged bum
bugging of a poor devil of a constable. Ills chief
was compelled to take proceedings to clear himself
and his subordinates. Several of the Sulllran
Kilraln accounts went at large into charges of
complicity against big officials wno ought to have
stopped the RIchburg set-to. Wrat else would
these men, who were gibbeted as poor creature
easily fooled or cheaply squared, do but try to put
themselves right In the eyes of the American
public? Self preservation is nature's first law.
Sullivan and Sllraln might have been at large
now but for the Hastiness of the reporters, who
pointedly challenged the State officials to make
reprisals on the fighting men. "
A Good Exnmple.
One of the most satlstactory and pleasing
features of the recent trip of the Philadelphia
cricketers to England was the purely amateur
basis on which they traveled. They have been
twice In England and each time tney have trav
eled on their own hook. Gate money, therefore,
to them was not the great object of their journey.
Referring to this matter an English sporting au
thority savs: "In the matter of cricket touring,
the 1'hlladclphlans and Parsees stand out by
themselves as pure r.mateurs. No English ama
teurs or mixed company organized In England
has. to my recollectfon. disregarded gate or not
made It one of Us chief alms. 7 he Americans
have twice been here on thelrown hook, prepared
to pay their way cheerfully If the visit did not
prove self-supporting, and fully content without
Sroiltin anvca6c 1 am quite aware that the
elbournc "Club has run two or three English
combinations in their country, but these were not
on the same lines as the Americans, because It
took a ton of gate to pay their exes, and some big
lumps byway of bonus or lilreto non-professionals
who would not work without it, "
Tho Locnl Rnce Meeting.
The publlcls already aware of the approaching
race meeting to be held at Exposition Park during
the latter part of this month. 1 had given up all
hope of seeing any race meeting at all worthy the
name in Pittsburg this year, but I am happy to be
disappointed not by any of the good wishes of
those who have and are still trying to entirely
prevent everything of an honorable snorting
kind. The happy disappointment has been caused
by the plucky enterprise of those who are con
nected with the track. With odds against them,
thev have decided to hold a four davs1 meeting,
and the purses and classes are such that will at
tract a good supplv or entries. True, we may not
expect to see a J20O-pur6e attract the best horses
In the country, but a purse of that amount ought
to secure the presence of a verv good class of
competitors. But one cannot talk about 'Pitts
burg and horse racing without thinking
of the extremely misguided actions of
a few people who, prompted by an thing
except the betterment of the moral snrroundlugs
stopped first-class horse racing here. Nobody who
had moral improvement in view would have been
instrumental In stopping a public race meeting of
a high order. Of course I am aware that "It was
the retting" that the ultra good people assailed,
but ihls Is Just where the mistake was made. Be
fore we had first-class horse races and betting,
and now we hae betting and no races. But we
not only have betting, but or a worse character
than It otherwise would be if the regulations of
the various associations were surrounding It. The
stopping of races, or the prohibition of the pool
box on a public race track, has never and never
will stop betting. Like the poor, the bettors we
have alwjns with. us. This is no plea for gam
bling; not at all. It is only the state
ment ot a fact that is centuries old, viz.,
that clandestine betting Is a much greater source
of evil than Investing in a pool box on a public
rice course, bo far this season Pittsburg has been
deprived of seeing some of the best pacing and
trotting horses ever seen in this countrv. Doubt
less had things been as they used to be, some of
tnese nyerswouia uave Deen nereaispiayingweir
speed erenow. Another big cities are enjoying
the good business results ofa first-class race meet
The Grand Circuit.
The Grand Circuit races continue to keep up
their great fame for speed and profit. The meeting
just closed at Springfield lias been a very success
ful one, and, indeed, it would be difficult to imag
ine how it could be otherwise. This season there
Is probably as good a lot of pacers and
trotters as ever went before the
public to contest one against another. Taking
the records all round during the six weeks of the
Grand Circuit races it may be safe to say that they
are remarkable. Not only nas the quality of the
horses been extraordinary, bnt the amount of
money Invested has been greater than usual.
There has also been a remarkable absence of
trickery. Ol course everything has not been con
ducted on the most moral plaite, but there has not
so far been that amount ot Jobbery that has char
acterized previous seasons. This Is a very hope
ful sign. There has been one disappointment
so far, however, and that baa been the
?oor performance or J. B. Richardson,
bat horse was looked upon as one of the big
things oftbe season when the season commenced
and he has yet a race to win. His performance
this year is not as good as it was last year. Doubt
less, the speedy Susies has had much to do with
It. Richardson is a game horse and remarkable
for his staying powers. Hut Susie is so speedy
as to be able to settle all disputes In abont three
heats so that a stayer never seems to have an
opportunity to let himself out. Pbixole.
nlAllh I HI- nil HIl II r Alter a short intermission both teams took scored on iColllns' linedrlve tot two bases into ,.Z JX. I-Hiis J7 mattSittttb MVNfr7lSHR
IVIHIM I III IWI llllilll I l the Held for the second eatne. the onlv chance the crowc.inecrooKiTns were ouinemea ana HUME GREAT PLAYING. - TkmirfflalliMtMaTCBS lt)HH3B
Bostons Had to Change Their
Pitcher to Defeat'
OUR I0CAL AGGREGATION.
Daly Was Made Weary and Clarkson
Came to tlie Rescue.
THE SENATORS DO CHICAGO TWICE
An Exciting Scene at the Brooklyn and St
GENERAL BASEBALL NEWS OP THE DAI
The Bostons again defeated the Pittsbnrgs
yesterday in a seven inning game. Young
Daily pitched for Boston and he was taken
out of the box and Clarkson 'put in. The
change won the game. 'Washington, won
two rrames from Chicago. There was an
exciting scene at the Brooklyn-St Louis
game and when the latter were in tue teau
the umpire gave the game to Brooklyn
1EPECIAI. TELXGBJLJt TO IHE DISPATCH.1
Boston, September 7. The Bostons won to
day's game, but they had to fight hard for the
victory. The game was closely contested
throughout, and until the darkness put an end
to the sport the winner could not be picked
out. Both nines played as if the champion
ship depended upon every play, and 'the errors
were the result of nervonsness rather than
carelessness. The veteran Jimmy Galvlnwas
opposed by Kid" Daly for five innings, and
then the strain becoming too severe for his
young nerves, Clarkson was sent between the
points. It was a wise change and one that
saved the day for Boston. Daly
WAS LOSIKO HIS HEAD
nnder the lively coaching of Miller and Beck
ley, and the latter did not snare him. Manager
Hart saw that he was losing control of the ball
and told Clarkson to go to the rescue. The
crowd cheered when be stepped upon tho Held
in the sixth inning, and felt that the game was
already won. So it proved, but the lads from
the Smoky City made such a game fltht that
the 3,500 spectators were kept on the anxious
seat until the last man was out.
The sky was overcast with clouds all the af
ternoon, and at the end of the seventh inning
it was so dark that the ball conld scarcely be
seen. Then the umpire called the game. Mo
Quaid was anything but satisfactory, esDecially
in regard to balls and strikes. Daly and
Clarkson were the greatest sufferers, but Cal
vin didn't escape altogether. Galvin's dander
took an upward shoot in the third inning. He
was given bis base on balls and of course did
not kick at that. Carroll then faced Daly and
TWO DESPERATE LUNGES
at the ball. In the second attempt the bat
missed the sphere, but his arm turned the
course and it flew out toward the players'
bench. Galvin thought it was a passed ball and
lumbered along the base line as fast as bis
short legs would carry him. It was a comical
sight, and the crowd enjoyed it hugely. He
reached third before the ball was returned,
and his lungs worked like a pair
of bellows as he tried to recover his
wind. His smile failed rapidly, however, when
McQuaid told him to go back to first, basing
bis action on the ground that it was a dead
ball. Carroll stoutly denied that the ball hit him,
and Galvin backed him up from his perch on
third. But the protests were of no avail, and
Jimmy crossed tho diamond, mopping his face
with one hand and shaking the other at the
Both nines started out on even terms. The
Bostons scored two runs in the first on Rich
ardson's three bagger, Kelly's base -on balls
and Brouthers' single. The latter made two
hits in the game and each sent two runs across
the plate. This fine opening put everybody in
good spirits but their foy was short lived. The
visitois tied the game in their half of the first.
pop's veey bad throw.
Carroll opened for his side with a three
bagger tnd scored on a terribly wild throw by
Pop Smith, the ball going under the right
bleachers. Rowe reached third on the throw
and scored on Beckley's sacrifice. The Pitts
burgs took the lead in the third, Galvin scoring
on errors by Daly, Qainn and Johnston aided
bv White's single. Beckley, who had profited
by the same errors, was thrown ont at the
plate. Rowe made a costly wild throw in the
fifth, giving Richardson his base, and, as a re
sult the Bostons scored two runs on hits by
Kelly and Brouthers, aided by Nash's sacri
fice. Kelly increased the Boston's lead in the
seventh by lifting the ball over the left field
fence for a home run. The visitors did not
score after the third, but they had men on
bases in every succeeding inning. In the fourth
Hanlon was left on second. In the fifth Rowe
reached third. In the sixth White was on
third and Fields was on second with only one
out, yet the hits that wera needed aid riot ma
terialize. In the seventh Galvin reached third
and Rowe was on first, and only one man had
been retired, but Clarkson's superb pitching
made Beckley a weak tool in his hands. Score:
B B P A IIPITTSBL'RCS R B P X I
Kicn'son, 1.. I 1 0 1 0 Carroll, c .. 1
Kelly, r 3 2 10 0 Kowe, s 1
.Null. 3. o 0 0 1 o Beckley, l,. 0
Jlionthcrs,!. 0 2 9 0 0 White, 3... 0
Johnston, m 0 0 2 0 0 Fields, L.... 0
Oulnn, 2.... 0 0 1 S 1 Hanlon, m.. 0
cTmlth. a..... 0 111 2 Miller. r 0
Ganicl. c... 0 17 3 0 Uunlap, 2... 0
Daley, p.... 0 0 0 10 Calvin, p.... 1
Clarkson, p. o l u u u
Totals......! "5 21 12 3 Totals 2 42011 i
Nash out for running out of line.
Bostons 2 0 0 0 2 0 I 6
Plttsburgs 2 0 10 0 0 03
Earned runs Bostons, 3; Plttsburgs 1.
Three-base bits Richardson, Carroll.
Horn e ru n s Kelly.
Sacrifice hits Carroll. Rowe, Beckley, Hanlon.
btolen bases Kelly. Hanlon.
First base on balls-Kelly, Kowe 2. Fields, Han
lon, Galvin 2.
Struck out Ktchardson, Kelly, Hash, Carroll,
Beckley, White, Galvin.
Passed balls Carroll 1. Ganzel2.
First base on errors -Bostons, 2; Plttsburgs, 2.
Time or game One hour and 41 minutes.
HIT HUSIE HARD.
The Giants Get a Gome From tho lively
New Yobk, September 7. Tho Giants de
feated the Hoosiers to-day. Rusio was batted
freely, and besides was poorly supported. Dark
ness stopped the game at the end of the seventh
inning. Buckley was hit by a foul tip in this
inning and retired. Sommers taking his place.
Murphy relieved Brown in the same inning. At
tendance, 3,754. Score:
HEW YORES. B B P A BIINDI'POLIS. B B P AX
Gore, m 3
Tlernan, r. 2
Brown, c... 0
Connor, 1... 0
Ward, s..... 1
O'Kourke, 1. 2
Whitney. 3.. 1
Seery, 1 0
Andrews, m 0
Ulasscocfc. s 0
Denny, 3.... 0
Hlnes 1 C
Buckley, c. 0
McGeacuy, r 1
Kusle. p 2
Sommers, c. 0
O'Day, p.... I
Murphy, c. 1
Totals 12 10 21 8 l Totals 4 8 2113 6
IewYork ....2 3 4 0 0 1 2-12
Indianapolis 0 0 2 0 0 0 24
Famed runsNew Yorks, 4: Indianapolis, 3.
Two-base hlts-Bassetl, 1; Kusle, 2.'
Sacrifice hits-Brown, 2; Connor, Ward.
Stolen bases Gore, 2; Tlernan, 1; Connor, 1;
Double plays Ward, Klenardson. Conner.
First base on balls-Off O'Day. 2: off Kusle, 9.
First base on errors New Yorks, 3; Indiana
lilt by pitched hall -Brown, L
Btruck out By O'Day, 1: by Kusle, 2.
lime of game-One hour and 43 minutes.
TWO FOR THE SENATORS.
They Down Anion's Tcnm in a Couple of
Washington, September 7. The Washing,
ton and Chicago teams played two games here
to-day for one admission fee, but despite this
attraction, on account of the cloudy weather,
not more than 1,200 people wore present. In
the first game Chicago started oS with a com
fortable lead which they increased on the Sen
ators' bad fielding in the fifth Inning. In the
seventh inning, however, they played their
game, and by hard and well bunched hits,
coupled with an error, tallied four runt, thus
THE PITTSBURG DISPATCH.' SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8;-fJ88a '' . Y"' 'BfSBP '' ?BBHr Prffi
taking the lead which they maintained to the
finish. , ,
After a short intermission both teams took
tho field for the second game, the only change
being the substitution of new batteries. Per
son and Gumbert were equally effective, each
team fielding solidly, the home club with only
one error while those of the visitors did, not
figure in runs. In the fourth inning Wilmot
caught the ball squarely on the end of his bat
and It sailed over the right field fence. In the
same inning Chicago tied the score on Van
Haltren's double, a sacrifice nit and Pfetf er's
single. Ryan led off with a triple in the ninth
inning, but fine fielding on the part of the Sen
ators prevented the visitors from scoring.
Wilmot opened the eleventh inning with a
triple and scored the winning run on Beecher's
WAEH'TOIf. B B P A El CHICAOOS. B B P A X
J. lrwln, 3.. 0
Hot. m 0
Kyan. in.... I
van naib-u,i i
DuOy, r 1
Anann. 1 0
wnmou i... v
A. lrwln, s.
Dally, c... .
1 0 1
0 0 0
PfefferT 2.... 0
WilI'mson, s 0
12 7 0
0 3 2 1
tturns, o..... v
L mil i n n
Totals 4 9 27 12
Totals 3 7 27 18 4
Washington. 0 0004"
Chlcagos i 00010000-3
Earned runs Chlcagos, 1.
Two-base hit Wise.
Double plays Mack, unassisted: Williamson,
Pfeffer and Anson: Pfeffer and Williamson.
First base on balls-Off Haddock, 2; off Hutch
Hit by pitched ball Burns.
Struck out-By Haddock. 4.
Time of game One hour and 40 minutes.
Umpires Powers and Curry.
WASH'TON B B P A XI CHICAGOS. B B P A X
J. lrwln, 3..
A. lrwln, (.,
Dally, c... .
Ityan, m 0
Duffy, r 0
Anson, 1.... 0
Ptefler, 2.... 0
Wllll'm'n, s 0
Burns, 3.. .. 0
Darling, c. 0
Gumbert, p. 0
2 5 33 13 l Totals 1 S S3 10 2
Washington. 0 001000000 1-2
Chlcagos i.0 0010000 0-001
Earned runs Washington, 2; Chlcagos, 1.
Two-base hit Van Haltren.
Three-base hits Wilmot, Byan.
Home run -Wilmot.
btolen bases Dally. 2: Anson, 2.
Double play Van Haltren and Anson.
First base on balls Bv Ferson,2: by Gumbert. 3.
Hit bv pitched balls Van Haltren. Wise. Dally.
Struck out By Person, 2: by Gumbert, 8.
Time of game One hour and 50 minutes .
Umpires Curry and Powers.
VERY BAD FIELDING.
The Cleveland! Give a Game so Harry
Philadelphia, September 7. Clevelands
out batted Philadelohias two to one to-day, but
threw the game away by the worst kind of
fielding. Buffinton was hit hard all through
but the superb work of the fielders and the
poor base running of the visitors kept the
scoring down. McAleer ruptured the ligament
of bis right ankle while returning to second
and bad to be carried off the field. It is doubt
ful if be will play again this season. Attend
ance ,496. Bcore:
FntLAB. B B P A EICLXVKLA'D B B P A X
Wood. 1 1
Clements, c. 0
Myers, 2 3
Thompson, r 3
Mulvey, 3... 0
Fogarty, m.. 1
Farrar, 1.... 0
Buffinton, p. 0
OjKadfd.r&m 1 3
siricter.z... v i
McKean. s. 1
Tebeau, a ... 1
McAleer, m. 0
Sutcllffe, r.. 0
Faatz. 1. ... 0
Zlmraer, c 0
O'Brien, p.. 0
Totals. ... 8 8 27 12 1 Totals. ... 4 16 24 13 7
Clevelands 1 00001200-4
Phlladelphlaa 0 0120230 '-8
Earned runs Clevelands, 3: Philadelphia. 2
Two-base hits Tebeau, Faatz, Clements: Myers,
Three-base bits TwltchelL Zlmmer.
Sacrlflce hlts-Strlcker. Twltchell, Fogarty,
Zlmmer, O'Brien, Thompson, Mulvey.
Home runs Thompson.
Stolen bases Stricter. Tebeau, Wood, Fogarty. 2.
Double plays-Hallman, (alone) ;Hallman, Myers
and Farrar; McAleer and Zlmmer.
First base on balls By ilufflnton. l:by O'Brien, 5.
Struck out By Buffinton, 2; by O'Brien, 1.
Passed balls zlmmer.
Time or game One hour and 35 minutes.
HOW THEY STAND.
Figure That Show the Close Contest in the
The struggle for the National League pen
nant is still as close and as exciting as ever.
It seems.a life and death contest between the
Bostons and New Yorks. During the week the
latter were almost in front, but Indianapolis
showed up in formidable condition and beat
the giants two out of three games. Both the
leaders are playing great ball, but the New
Yorks are scarcely putting up such a steady
game as the Bostons. However, the chances
seem equal yet, and perhaps they are in favor
of Boston because the success of that team
almost entirely depends on Clarkson. The
Phillies have once more taken their old posi
tion, third place, but we may expect to see a
tough struggle between tfiem and Chicago for
it. Cleveland is scarcely as high as it will get,
although the team is playing a steady game.
Indianapolis is playing better than at any
previous time during the season, and the
chances are that Pittsburg will have to do
some tall hustling to get ahead and keep ahead
of the Hoosiers. Following is'the standing of
the clubs up to date:
: z. ? ." S
j S j j .- : S j
- 8 11 7 7 8 14 12 67
6 9 10 10 11 10 10 67
6 4 - 1(1 8 10 8 9 57
6 4 7 - 9 12 10 10 &$
5488-97 12 53
9635 10 -97 49
2669 II 8-7 49
38 40 SI 55 57 64 63 67 437
THE TWO UMPIRE PLAN.
President Young Resolves to Try It in Each
(SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE TjISFATCH.I
Washington, September 7. "It is sn near
the close of the season," said President Young
this afternoon, "that I do not expect to be
troubled with many more contracts unless
something unexpected happens. There may,
however, be certain desirable players in some
of the minor leagues who will be secured for
the remainder of the year, so as to permit of
their being reserved for next season, but I do
not know of any pending business of the sort.
All that I have received at tho League head
quarters fur the past two weeks have been
official scores of games played by the various
"There have been many demands recently
from League cities for two umpires and I have
been pnt to my wits' ends to contrive a scheme
that will be satisfactory to everybody with five
regular umpires at my disposal. I have con
cluded to try the double umpire system lor a
week in each League citv, and Washington is
at present reaping the benefit of my conclu
sions in this regard. For the Now York-Chicago
series I propose to have two umpires, and
as Curry and McQuade will be at the Capital
for the first of the week I will probably send
one of them to New York to assist Lynch at
the Polo Grounds."
Some Lively Fan at the Brooklyn-Si Lonli
Game Comlsky Tnkcs His Tenm Off'
the Field, and the Umpire Gives
the Gnmo to Brooklyn Tho
Gnmcs at Philadelphia
nnd Baltimore Dlark
Baldwin Shuts tho
rSPECIAL TELEOBAK TO TUX DISFATCB.1
Brookltn, September 7. An enormous
crowd went to Washington Park to-day to see
the first game of the last series between tho
Brooklyn and St. Louis teams. All signs
pointed to a red hot contest, and such it turned
ont to be. It was by far the most exciting con
test played in Brooklyn this year, hat cul
minated in a scene that was disgusting to the
15413'spectators, The game was not allowed
to be played to a legal finish, as Captain
Comiskey withdrew his team at the beginning
of the ninth inning and absolutely refused to
continue playing, claiming that It was too dark
to see. '
That was the culmination of the afternoon's
sport, but the events that led up to it are
where the real trouble originated. A tremen
dons cheer greeted the Brooklyn players when
they walked on the field to take their early
practice, and that cheer was Increased tenfold
when, in the first inning, tbey scored two runs.
Chamberlain put the first ball over the plate
and O'Brien hit It, It went to Fuller, but the
latter fumbledlt, and O'Brien got to first bas
He stole to second at the first opportunity, and
scored on Collins' line drive toe two bases into
the crowd. The Brooklyns were outfielded and
outbatted, and on the merits ot the game the
visitors should have had the victory. And they
probably would have won. it had they played it
When Comiskey left the field, Clark at the
time was on second with no one out, when
Comiskey ordered bis players off the field.
The 15,143 spectators began to.boot them and
also ran on the field, but the Brooklyn players
chased everyone off quickly. By that time
thousands of the visitors were going out ot the
gate. At the end of the sixth inning, when
it .i.A .rniAnri tho Am .nMntf - npTinnnan u.u z iu u n fii niT m . rv i ." n m . ra. -w h ' - - rzz-MTnmx " - .aBsssssnassssssssssfassssssssaai
the visitors wcro iu iaa leau, uiey. uegan to
clamor for the game to be called, and upon
every decision after that there was a kick.
Umpire Goldsmith kept fining the St. Louis
men, bnt with little effect. The Brooklyn club
will insist upon the 51,500 fine being Imposed
nn st Louis. Two or three St. Louis nlavers
were roughly handled after the game. Score:
llFAnfrlrna 2 O00000 O 2
St. Louis 0 00012104
Base hits Brooklyns, 7: St. Louis, 10.
Errors Brooklyns.. 6: St. Louis, 8.
Earned runs Brooklyns. 1; St. Louis, 1.
Two-base hits-Collins, Plnckney, O'Neill,
Struck out By Caruthers, J; by Chamber
Passed balls Clarx. 2.
IN GBEAT LUCK.
Tho Reds Fortunate to Tie With Barale'a
Baltimore, September 7. Baltimore and
Cincinnati played a tie game here to-day, dark
ness causing its being called. The visitors
played in great luck, scoring three runs in the
first inning after chances had been offered to
retire the side. Kenns umpired In place of
Ferguson, who was unable to arrive. Score:
Baltlmores 0 0 0 2 2 10 0 05
Clnclnnatls 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0-5
Hlts-Baltlmores, 6; Clnclnnatls, 5.
Errors Baltlmores, 2: Clnclnnatls, 4.
Earned runs Baltlmores. 2.
Two-base bits Shlndle, Beard.
Three-base blts-Bellly. Mcphee.
btruck out-By Foreman, 8; by Smith, 3.
Passed ball Qulun.
Wild pitch Foreman.
ANOTHER TIE GAME.
The Athletics and Lonlavllles Have Alio a
PHILADELPHIA, September? The Athletics
and Louisville clubs played to a tie this after
noon, game being called while the visitors were
at bat in the ninth inning, having scored two
runs and having two men on bases. Both
pitchers were wild, and the errors of Vaughn
were disastrous. The fielding of Stovey and
Galligan and the base running of Welch were
the features. Score:
Athletics 2 010010004
LoulsTllles 0 000200024
Base hits Athletics, 9; Loutsvllles, 9.
Errors Athletics, !: Loulsvllles, 7.
Earned runs Athletics, 1; Loulsvllles, 3.
Two-base hit Welch.
Struck out Athletics, 5: Loulsvllles, 4.
Passed balls Vaughn, !. , ,
Wild pltch-Weyhlng. '
SHUT THEM OUT.
Mark Baldwin Pitches Another Great Game
Against tbe Cowboys.
Colujibus, O., September 7. Kansas City
opened tbo series with Columbus to-day. At
tendance 1,500. The visitors were shot ont by
Columbts owing to their Inability to hit Bald
win at critical points, and when the bases were
full. Svartzell pitched a fine game, and the
homo team made no headway against him.
Colombo 0 20002010-5
KansasUtys 0 00000000-0
Base hlvs Columbus, 7; Kansas CItys, 6.
Errors Columbus. 3; Kansaa Cltys, 5.
Earned runs Columbus, I.
Struck jut By Baldwin, 11: by Swartzel, 6.
Passed balls uunson, 1.
Wild Pitches-Baldwin, 1; Swartzel, 1.
TRYING FOR SWEENY.
The Chclnnatl Want Him to Flay First
rSFECUL TELXGBAH TO TBE DISPATCILl
Cincetnatt, September 7. It is a fact that
Cincinnati is after Sweeny, and Ted Sullivan is
trying b s persuasive powers on the boy re
jected b'j both the Senators and the champions.
President Stern says:
"If I cauld secure Sweeny I would play him
at first base and put Beilly In the field. As to
releasing Carpenter, Cincinnati has no inten
tion of doing anything like that, and Nicol will
also be reserved for next season. I see a state
ment credited to Nicol to the effect that he
hopes be will not be asked to ."continue to play
in Cincinnati. If Nicol doesn't want to play
in Cincinnati he will have to buy his own re
lease, or some clnb will have to buy it. I would
sell hfs release for 81,000 to any club that wants
him, or to himself."
Some of the five pitchers will have to go, and
to a man up a tree it looks as If the whole lot
was ineffective under the present method ot
working them. The news of Cincinnati's de
feat at the bands of- an Atlantic Association
team has made all the cranks hero throw up
their hands in mock horror.
Brooklyns 78 37 .673!cinclnnatls...6S 54 .522
St. Loul 72 40 .643KansasCltys..46 66 .412
Baltlmores. ...64 45 .587Colnmbus 47 68 .409
Athletics 62 46 .574! Loulsvllles... .23 90 .203
American association- Loulsvllles at
Philadelphia; St. Louis at Brooklyn; Kansas
Citjs at Columbus.
Mnnnfoe's Grent Pitching.
rSFECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCR.I
Jamestown, N. Y.. September?. Scottdale
defeated the home team again to-day. Mana
fee pitched for the visitors and had the big
sluggers at his mercy, as they only secured two
hits. He was very well supported by Boyd and
the team. Moore made a circus catch in the
fifth inning, catching a long fly from O'Rourke's
bat and turning a complete somersault. He
also led the clubs at tho bat. The Scottdales
play at Meadville Monday and Tuesday. Bcore
Scottdales 3 0001002-6
Jamestowns 0 U0004 0004
Base hits Scottdales, 5; Jamestowns, 2.
Struck ont UyManafec,13; by Scblllerman, 9.
Left on bases Scottdales. 7k
Double plays Manafee, Hlnehartand Miller.
The Maros Again on Top.
;S1'ECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCR.I
Bbidgevtlle. Pa., September 7. A picked
nine from Mansfield to the Pittsburg limits
suffered their third defeat on the Bridgeville
ball grounds at tho hands of the C. P. Mayos
to-day. The features of the game was the
heavy slugging of the Mayos, the good catch
In" of Mallory, the latter having only one
nassed ball in four games. This is the same
team that knockea pitcher Deitz of the Our
Boys clear ont of tho box at Canonsburg last
Saturday. Score: C. P. Mayos, 14: Mansflelds, 6.
Earned runs Mayos. 9; Mansflelds, 4.
Home runs-Patterson, 2: Fritz. 1; Allen, 1.
btoleb bases Mayos, 3: Mansflelds, 1.
Double plays Mayos, 1: Mansflelds, 1.
Bases on called balls Mayos. 3: Mansflelds, 2.
Struck out By Patterson. 11; by Allen, 7.
Passed balls Mallory, 1; Lemmons, 3.
'Ob! Whnt a Beating.
fsrSCIAL TELEGBASt TO THE DISPATCH. 1
FitEEror.T,' Pa., September 7. The third
game was played here to-day between- the
Times nine and our home nine; each clnb hav
ing got a game before. To-day it was like a
i n--bandlc, as tbe score will show:
Freeports 4 0 6 2 2 0 4-17
Tinics 0 0 0 0 0 0 00
Strnck out By Gillespie, 6; by Faas, 10.
Home runs Reeves. 1.
Two-bate hits-Gundy, 1; Hunter, 1.
Base hits -Freeports, 13; Times, 3.
Easy for Mingo
(SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.
Misoo Junction. O., September ?. The
Mingos defeated the Torontos in an interesting
game here to-day. Kelly and Feeter's battery
work was great, as was McGannon at first,
Min'o played almost an errorless game. Score:
liing'os:. 3 Oiofui 0-10
Torontos 0 0, 0 0 0 I 0 1 0-2
Battcrles-Mlngos. Kelly and Feeter; Toron
tos Young and Sanford.
Base hits -Mlngos, 13, Torontos. 5.
Two-btsehlts-Paden, 2; Feetcr, 2.
Three-base bit Candy.
Struck out By Kelly, 16; Young, 6.
Cantons 4 0 0 0 13 0 0 614
Mansflelds 4 00000200-6
Base hits Cantons, 16: Mansflelds, 8.
Errors Cantons, 6; Mansflelds, 3.
Bprlngnelds 1 0 2 0 0 3 S 0 1-12
Daytons 0 0000000 11
Base hits Sprlngflelds,-14: Daytons, 5.
Errors-Sprfng&elds, 3; Daytons, 7.
Twn Very Eniy.
Erie, Pa,, September 7. The Neshannocks,
of Newcastle, and, the Drummers, of Erie,
played their second game to-day. Toe game
by innings stood as follows:
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Homestead and McKeeiport Have a 10
Innlnsr Tie Game.
A County League game of exciting Interest
was played'at Homestead yesterday afternoon
between the McKeesport and Homestead dubs.
Unusual interest centered in the outcome of
this game by reason of the fact that the Mc
Keesport and Athletic clubs are a tie in the
race for the league championship pennant,
and the losing of this game by the McKeesport
club meant for them the loss of the champion
ship and pennant. The Homestead club is
particularly strong at present, and is now
making a winning record. Manager Torrey
son, knowing the situation, strengthened his'
team by engaging the Greensborg battery,
Thompson ana Liston, for the occasion. The
game started out by the Homesteads scoring
three runs in tbe first inning. The McKees
port clnb evened tbe score up in the third,
after which goose eggs were recorded in the
remaining innings on both sides. As inning
after inning was played without additional
scoring the excitement grew intense
and the clubs put .forth their best
efforts to win. Ten innings were played, and
the score being a tie and darkness coming on,
the umpire called the game. The features of
the game were a line catch and a high throw
catch from third by Bulmer, a fine catch at
second by Youngman, who ran in from short
stop, and a magnificent running catch with one
band by Province in right field. The battery
work on both sides was par excellence. Bat
one hit was made off Jones after the third inn
ing. A large audience was present, among whom
were Al G. Pratt and many players of the Ath
letics and Braddock nines. The game will be
played out on the Homestead grounds Septem
ber 23. Following is the score in full.
UOMXST'DS. B B P A EIH'KXXSF'T B B r A X
Armor, r.... 1
E. Colgan, 3. 1
Hess, C 0
Young'n, s. 0
Bulmer, 1... 0
Kowe. 2...... 0
Woods, 1.... 0
Jones, p.... 0
0 0 0
2 0 1
0 13 0
0 0 0
Qulnn. 1.... 1 015
provlns, r... 1 1 1
G. Smith, I.. 0 0
Hartman, 3.. 0 1
Williams, s. 0 0
Liston, c 0 0
Martin, 2... 01
pnmini. m. o o
Totals.... 3 629 12 0 Totals 3 4 30 IS 3
'Phillips called out. hit by batted ball.
Homesteads..., 3 0000000003
McKeesports 0 0300000003
Earned runs Homesteads, 1; McKeesports, 1.
Two-base hit Hartmaa.
Sacrifice hits Youngman 2, Armour 1, Jones 1.
First base on errors Homesteads. 1.
First base on balls By Jones, 2; Thompson, L
Hit by pltahed ball Smith.
Stolen bases E. Colgan 1. Qulnn 2, Provlns L
Passed balls Hess, 1; Liston, 4.
Wild pitches Jones. 1; Thompson, L
Strnck ont By Jones, 15: Thompson, 11.
Time of game Two hoars.
OUR BOYS AGAIN.
They Wallop the Daqaesnes and Knock
Pitcher Klllen Out.
The Our Boys club, of the Southslde, again
easily walloped the Duquesnes at Recreation
Park in the presence of GOO people, yesterday.
The batting of Onr Boys in the seventh inning
was terrific. Killen being knocked completely
out of the box. Newell was substituted. Deitz
pitched a fine game, only four hits being made
up to the ninth inning. The features of the
game were the third base play of Retzeland
the good all-round work of tho Our Boys.
OUB BOTS. B B PAX
DUQrESKES B B P A X
K. Smith, s.
S. Smith, 2..
Martin, s.... 0
Klllen. pl. 1
O'Dn'l. c24r 0
Conway, m. 0
McKlm, 1... 0
KetzeL 3.... 0
Walker. 1 .
Lent. 1 0 1 10
Deitz. p..... 3
Fltzslm's, r. 2
.14 10 27 10 3
ToUls 3 6 24 7 19
Our Boys 0 4 0 0 0 0 10 0 '-14
Duquesnes. 0 010000203
Earned runs Our Boys, 5.
Two-base hits Newell, Tetters.
Three-base hit Smlnk.
Stolen bases Our Boys, 5: Duquesnes, 8.
First base on errorsOur Boys, 6; Duqnesnes, 3.
First base on balls Deitz, 4: Klllen, 3.
Passed balls O'Donnell, 1; Smlnk, 2.
Wild pitches Klllen, I: Newell, 1.
Umpires Klnkon and McAnally.
FOR A STAKE.
The Wellsbnra Greys Beat the Clay CItys
for 850 a Side.
rSPECIAL TXLEOBAX TO TBS DISFATCH.l
Steubenviixk,- O., September 7. The
game for J50 and the gato receipts' between the
Greys Baseball Club, of Wellshurg and the
Clay Citys Baseball Club, of Cumberland, has
been played at Stenbenville, O. As each club
had one victory to its credit, considerable in
terest was taken in the result. At the conclu
sion of the gamp the Clay Citys challenged tbe
Greys for another game for a purse of $100, and
the challenge was promptly accepted. Score:
W. OBAYS. B B P A EICLAT CITYS B B F A X
G.Carey.lp 0 2 0
McShane. s. 1 0
.1 ll.ntola 12 2
Pyle.m43... 2 1
smun. & i. u
Brecn. r.... 0 0
Housd'r.pm 1 0
rieny, c u i
Totals 12 14 27 12 5
Totals 6 11 27 11 7
W. Greys 1...2 5 0 3 0 0 0 1 112
Clay Cltys 0 002202006
Struck out By Shrlver, 8: by Carey, 2.
Home run Daniels.
Three-base hit Lauck.
F-arned runs Greys, 6; Clay Cltys, 2.
YonderAhe Means to Make Things Lively,
(SPECIAL TELEOBAM TO TUX DISPATCH. L
New Yobk, September 7. The maddest man
in this town is President Von der Ahe, of the
St. Loins club.
"I do not want to be hasty in what I say."
said he, "but I will say that I will have a good
story to give out soon. We have been knocked
about long enough, and there are lively time
ahead. One thing I will say, and that is the
Brooklyn cluD will have to play that forfeited
game with the Columbus club on June 24.
That was the game which Umpire Paesh gave
to the Brooklyns. I have in my pocket a sworn
statement made by the manager of tbe Colum
bus club which shows that the Brooklyns were
in the wrong, and this as well as several games
may have to be thrown ont. One thing I will
say, and that is if the Association race Is any
way close, there will be a meeting of the Asso
ciation called before the season ends. This
will be done to decide the protested games.
Then, too, I have a little business in regard to
It is understood that yon have evidence
with regard to a certain manaeer trying to in
fluence an umpire with money?" remarked the
The only evidence that I have in that line is
tbe word of the nmpire himself. He told the
story in my presence."
Tbe Gamberts Win.
There was an interesting game atTarentum
yesterday between the A. C. Gnmberts and the
Etna Resolntes. The Gumberts did some
heavy hitting and good fielding. Following is
the score by innings:
Gumberts 0 3 12 5 12 2 016
Besolutes 0 101000103
William Hillebrecht, of Oakland, a member
of the Pittsburg Homing Pigeon Club, sent
nine young homing pigeons yesterday to Mr.
Squiffe, Adams Express agent for Coshocton,
O., to fly foraoung bird record, under tne
management of the Federation of American
Homing Pigeon Fanciers, Federation rules to
govern the fly.' The distance from Coshocton,
., to Mr. Hillebrccht's loft is 107 miles air
line. They will be liberated this morning,
September8, if tbe weather is favorable, as
they will not be so liable to be shot at. A great
deal of interest Is being manifested In the event
by the members of the club and also the federa
Nlklrk and McClelland.
The, second deposit; S150 a side, for the
Niklrk-McClelland one-mile footrace, was pnt
up at this office last evening by the backers of
the pedestrians. Both runners are in active
training and doing excellent work. An Inter
esting feature oftbe contest is the extreme
confidence of each partv. This indicates that
when the 21st arrives there will be some spir
Will Ron Thomas.
The backers of D. Jones called at this office
last evening and left the following challenge:
"D. Jones will run A. Thomas 100 yards for S50
or 8100 a side. A match can be made and
articles signed at The Dispatch office on
Batnrday evening next between the houra of 8
and 9 o'clock.
Loll of Money for O'Connor.
London, September 7.-The hackers of
Searle to-night, refused to give 12 to 10 against
O'Connor on Monday's race. The Canadian
oarsman's supporters were willing to lay
thousands of pounds atthese odds.
Beclare Wi w Another 6m4- lace
- Witk'lTdffalous EMe,aa4
WILL.MMtl SON OF H01P0LK.
Wlndap at Springfield and Andiae WIm
,' tie Big. Stakes.
BmiKG,0N'T0-KORBOW's BOAT SICE
L3tsofEeyfrO,diior-Bicyclist Eswell's Hew
, , Record.
Beclare woaa good" race at Sbeepehead
Bay yesterday' 0''easily that she Is con
sidered a dangerous rival ol the great 1
Eio Eey for ,nexi)'Wednesday's race. The
Springfield Grand Circuit races finished,
and Andine won the $5,000 stake race and
was protested. There is lively betting in
London oniato-ra6rrow's boat race between
O'Connor and Searle for the world's cham
pionship. Bichard'Eowell broke the mile
record, for bicycle tiding. .
Bace Trace, SjifiEPSHEAD Bay, Sep
tember 7. -The first -two races to-day were
run off before a very. small crowd, but as the
afternoon wore ton the seats began to fill up,
and before the day'was over abont 15,000
race-goers were scattered around in the ring,
paddock and stand'. The feature of the day
was the easy Tietoryof Beclare in the
Belle's stakes; She was the last to leave the
post, but soon, passed .the others, and from
there home if was only a walk. Still the time
1:10 3-5, was remarkably fast
After the .race, "in the paddock, the chief
suDjeitoicopversasiortwas ner meeting wua
1 Rio Bey In 'the Great Eastern handicap,
which will berip'OT.I'vrednesday. September
1L Many good.'JugeS teem to think that if
the handicap favors hpr she will give the
son of Norfolk a'Tace'bat will surprise him.
McLaughlin's victory iirthe September-stakes
with Salvator evoked tbe heartiest applanse
that has been heard since the meeting began.
First race, one mile Starters: Tea Tray,
Cracksman, Macbeth Il Belvldere. Maori, Belle
d'Or, UonnemsTa.'Irene: Cracksman won. Belle
d'Or second, alaort. third. Time, i:io 1-5.
Second race, thrfe-ouxrters of a mile Starters:
Beclare. CameostsrUght, JTalry Queen, Mora,
Daisy F, Amazon, Peart, act. Golden Horn. Be
clare won. Mora secondV Amazon third. Time.
1:103-5 ' '-
Third race, dne and three-sixteenth miles
Starters: Hindoo Craft, Bronsomarte. Marauder.
Bronsomarte wim. Marauder second, Hindoo Craft
third. Time. 2:03.'.
Fourth race, one and three-quarter miles Start
ers: Salvator, J UB, Slrrento, BhUader. Sal
vator won, J A B second, Slrrento third. Time
3:05 2-5. . ' "
Fifth race. onrfancrone-eUnth miles Starters:
Flrenzt. Defaulter, Xaragon, Prlneeu Bowling,
Strldeaway. Kalaoolab. Brown Princess. She,
XmoUon..CotllU6n, Flag, Glory. FlrenzT won,
Strldeaway second Tanuron third. Tune 1:543-5.
Blxth race, one and three-quarter mil's on turf
-Starters: Montrose, St. Luke, Bonanza. Elgin.
Five. St. Lake won,, Montrose second. Bonanza
third. Time, 3:033-5,' r
TO-MORROW'S BIG BOAT BACE.
The CanadlaBsBacklug Their Han Howell's
Latest Bicycle Fear.
BT CABLX TO THE DISrATCQ.1
LosDOjr, September!, X Copyright f-The
sculling race between the Canadian, O'Connor,
and the Australian, Searle, takes place Mon
day afternoon over tbe championship course.
Opinions are divided, but Australians are so
confident, and aro backing their man so read
ily, that he has advanced to 11 to 8 on him in
the betting. Both men are in the prime of con
dition. Watching the men in their spurts, it
does not 'seem that Searle gets away from Neil
Matterson.bis trial horse, so readily as to justify
the odds bet upon him, for Matterson is not
a sculler of the champion class, and yet sticks
close to Searle for a mile at a time. These
trial shows, however, may be only schemes to
mislead the public Beach says that Searle is
the best man who ever rowed in a boat, bnt
then Beech was somewhat off when Searle beat
him. However. Searle made the best time ever
accomplished. qrer thaParramatta course, and
this, point is made-much- of by his friends.
O'Connor has inspired plenty of confidence,
and has plenty of backers tor small amounts,
but be has not tbe .great, monetary following of
his rival. He is smart in getting away, and the
only doubt expressed about film is that he can
not last the coarse.
This week Chitabob has become a still better
favorite for theSt-Leger. All the Northern
betters arejillng their tnoney on him at 2 to 1
against. Donovan- Is backed at 5 to 4 on bim,
and there is strong feeling against tbe horse In
certain quarters', the rumors being that he is
short of work, that he is a roarer and that he
won't faeA hia hit- Bnt thAt has nnt affortpfl
his position so much as tbe money laid upon
umtaooD ana u tnings turn out as expected a
grand St. Leger race will be the result. The
only other horse backed is Enthusiast, but the
most money is going on him for a. place.
Howell, the .English bicyclist champion, has
this week beaten the mile record, doing the
distance in 2 minutes 31 1-6 seconds which is an
advance of 8-5 of a second upon the previous
record. Hitherto the bolder of the mile record
has nearly always been an amateur.
THE M'KEESPORT RACE.
Betting Has Commenced on the Eveut With
jOddi on Gnndaur.
McKeespobt, Pa., September 7. Betting
jmtbeTeemer-Gaudaurrace has commenced.
Teemer money is plentiful and even bets are
asked, very little Gaudaur money has been
seen so for. One man offered odds on Gaudaur
to-day and his money was grabbed up very
quickly. There are plenty of men who want
even bets ob Teemer and will soon be
offering odds. Gaudaur was on: on
the course -this morning, but did not go out
this afternoon, as fie was in Pittsburg getting
bis boat. Teemer'a old boat weighs 35 pounds,
and he says that if tbe new boat does not come
in time he will row the race in the old one.
Teemerstrlppedatl72 pounds this afternoon,
and stayed on tbe river an hour. He has ter
rible staying power, and shows great prowess
and endurance in making tbe old boat ply
through the water when returning after a
long and trying pull over the course.
Gaudaur does not believe in tbe walking. He
says that to row a boat a man must be in the
boat and row, and that is the only kind of
training he wants and that he ever takes.
When Gaudaur pulls along the Monongahela
river hundreds of people follow the 8L Louis
Report" to-night received by Teenier Btate
that a big delegation will come from Baltimore,
Washington and New York to see the race.
Andine Wins tho 83,000 Stakes and Is
BPBINGFIEI.D. MAS3., September 7. The
circuit races on Hampden Park were wound np
to-day after a very successful week. The
grounds were thrown open to tbe public, no ad
mission being charged, but the attendance was
light. The track was "a trifle slow and the
weather was cool and pleasant.
The unfinished 233 class of Friday was called
first and disposed of in one heat, Sallle B, who
won two heats yesterday, taking the fourth
and deciding beat.
Sallle B ? 111
Miss Egbert.... i i i
LucyB-.J ,r,-ri; J
Time, 2:33, 2:31. 2:Mtf, 2:26.
Aublne was so strong a favorite in the 2:23 class
for the 85.000 stake that she was soon barred from
the pool box. She won the race In three straight
heats, with hardly a struggle. Fearnauirhtwasa
good second, while J. K. bhedd made a bad mess
of It. Flista. driven by Coble, was drawn at the
end of the first beat on accouutoflameness. A
protest was died airalnst the favorite's trotting on
the gronnd that she made a record oflcss than 2:28
last year at Saco. ile. Tills will be decided by the
proper authorities later on.
In tbe first heal the mare came within a quar
ter of a second of her record. Summary :
15, 000 guarantee stake 2:3 class.
Aublne 1 1 1
Fearnaught 2 1 2
Saxon. ......... v, & 3 4
Spragne Golddust...., 3 4 3
Markman's Maid 7 i 3
John Ferguson 3 6 S
J. K. Shedd , 7 7
Flista ,. .A: Idr
Tlme-2tl9-)(, uttfi, zaVA.
FOR BASEBALL CRANKS.
A Great Game 'Arranged Betweea Lawyers
and Newspaper Men.
There will undoubtedly be lots of fun com.
bined with a display of the latest baseball
science at Recreation-Park on Tuesday. Tbe
lawyers and tbe newspaper experts are going
to play their annual game. The former are
evidently trembling In their boots, for they
have at any cost secured a nine made up of
County League lights and serai-professionals.
However, it luck Is evenly divided they will
need all the special talent that money will co-it
' There wffl at leasts
Mr. Hhrted will ttoUmm
the crowd, Adsstesloaaaa
tiefcet. Hi alt tteksts aw
Pratt win nndrts.etlM
tion of unDtML while Mel
aed Qesrge McLe will sodvot
W. M.Tepoa...Ca4br .ir.Jfc
A. 8. irelad..PItchr......j. sC
H.B. Lsytoa Shorts....?. .
i. J. Awnaa, jr....First &...J.
K. J. CBBlBfham..3eed bsm.Q.
H. H. Marrey...... .Third b..jL
C. P. 'Walker.. ...... Center SW.S.
X.P. Kevin. Jr.....Lrt field. ...W.
Frank Whales Right field.. Jt.
u. u. aesuiy jsxtra
THE TBHKIS TOPsUCJUlsEWsV
A Hasdssie CkaHeeca Ca PreaesssJ'hr J
C. ttref as of TMs Cttjr. ."
The feet wsiil tonraaaeat of the
Tennis Otah ' he held oathellta.
Htbof Hits meatfa promises to heal
fashionable affair. The contests will
at the efab'a avsas,BellafleW. Oae
ing feature of the toareameat will he
test for a handsome obaJleose eaa v
by J. C. Grocaa, ot this oity. The eaafla
elegant desfga aad oeetty. xtefers W hea
the absolute property of aay penes x mast
won by the saaaepersoa three Bsw KsM
contested for by singles, aad doabtieM wit
the great attraettoa of the toataaieaC ' V "
Beside the handsome ehauesntd eaa there ara
Other verr tiIiuM h 1r -- m th-
leading players In Western PassjffiTasM.wjh,-;
compete. The Pittsburg Teasi Ctah Is TsswS
uiu wo leaaisg team nrtsMasiiaa-af, Taa
Ttcwtu pan or, tne tstate. aad ne awttnnaal
wuiuaaiens promises to he a great fasasss.
intereaunc Tenia Ftejtas.
rnCXu.TLXOBAllTO TEX PIgfAHMt.1
Saitsbitss, Pa., September 8.-The'toaaar
tournament at KbkimiBetae Spinas to
meaced to-day ana was enjoyed by-oasts. a,;
crowd of spectators. The f ouowise trninut were
entered for doubles: Messrs. Rehsaa brethers,
of Pittsburg, Campbell and Adams, Sefeal and'
Gordon. Harter and Sutton, Wflsea aad Kia
kaid. of Kbkiiainetas. Springs, HMehraad
and Klein, of Iadiaoa. --. '
Tbe first round ,
Kelman brothers ..'.....4-s-
Harter aad Sflttsa....... -... ....... ....l-S-4
Second resad ;
Enroal and Gordon o-0
Hlldebrand and Klein j. e-4 '
Wilson aud Kbikald .......-.i...-u.S4i
Campbell and Adams. ...1-2,
Hlldebrand and KMs ........?....'.....-
Wilson and XinraW , 5....:. sm-4
Finals -' r3i
Hlldebrand and Klela s.'.SSbt-e-e
Wilson and Klein .rrr.-.S-O-t
.Keiman nrotners.,,. ,....n.-.3-X-S
The second prize was won by WBsea sad la
kald by a score of M-S-4- t. '7rSaw
.Messrs. Klein and Hlldebrand, of IfiataaaTteek
not prize, a nanasosie racket. " ;
The A. J. Mauls defeated the St, 1
leraay Dy as to i. - c.j
The L. A. S:hotts defeated the Votaateefit '
by 20 to 13 yesterday. - vrl
.ju, wnica iw bus .xpwsiuoB zrarK ncea ,
close on next Saturday night Sixsf '
The Our Boys would like to play Wheel
ing clnb next Saturday at Wheeling. ,i ?t '
The Wheeling races start on TaeMaytand
will continue until Friday. The entries are
In answer to Schell's offer to rowD.Goaldr
again, the latter says he will be happy to aeeossm
modate Schell. - ':
If Clarkson croaks away goes Boston; hot?
Pfeffer says he la the grittiest pitcher in the.,,
An AS3CXBXB or New Yoke;. The New-
Yorks did not win tlfree straight from Clew
land at the time you name ,
Some excellent racing is promised at the
Waynesburg fair, which commences on tbe '
25th Instand continues three days.
Von deb Ahe is certainly having a hot time
.of it this trip. Tbe East is evidently out for '
the pennant this time at all hazards.
The St Clalrs defeated the Tip's Stars 8 to 10
yesterday and wonldlike to bear from the 1a A.
Schotts. Address Walter Foley, 131 Twenty
D. C. Gibsoit. one of the prominent sporting
men of Uniontown. !s in the city negotiating
for the organization of tho Western Pennsyl
vania League of Baseball Clubs.
The Boston management is kicking hard be
cause tho Plttsbnres would not nlar two nmii
on Friday. Considering tbe crippled cosdf Uoakj
of tbe team, Manager Hanlon was perfecUyJ
ngnt in reiosuig. -.-.- iai
1 The 'manager of the Allegheny Atbletiea? ,
w.1 ttila Ma l4? avanlnw t n.t.h til., ,
VB MM IHt'aiS
MML (MMtfPSSWI nsf
team to play the Gnmberts, ot Tarentum, I or ". f
any amount Tbe manager ol the latter team '
did not show np, however.
Additional sporting news. Including the
averages of the League clabs aad players,
will be fonud on the 11th and 13th paxes,
We have enlarged our storeroom considerably,
and with Increased facilities and mucb-'mora
room for doing business, we extend to all of
onr friends, patrons, customers and strangers a
cordial invitation to make our store headquar
ters during tbe Exposition season. Whether
you wish to purchase or not we are better pre
pared than ever before to meet tbe constantly
increasing demands made upon us for Pure
Drugs, Patent Medicines. Pure Wines, Whis
kles. Brandies, Gins, Paints, Oils and Var
nishes, etc. etc., at prices that deserve your;
especial attention. In connection with cur
large wholesale and retail drug business, we
make a specialty of Poire Wines. Whiskies.
Brandies, Gins, etc . etc., a partial list ot which
we here present with prices for your considera
tion if you wish good pure reliable goods: -
Pnre 8-vear-oId export Guckenhelmer
Whisky, full quarts, 31, or 310 per dozen.
Overholt Pure Rye, 5 years old, full quarts,
31, or 310 per dozen.
Finch's Golden Wedding, 10 years old, full
quarts, 31 25. or 312 per dozen.
Gin, Pure Holland, our own importation, full
quart 31 25, or 312 per dozen.
DunviIIe's Old Irish Whisky, quarts, 31 63, or
315 per dozen.
Ramsav's Old Scotch Whisky, distillery at
Jilar. 31 50 per bottle, fnll quart
Wise's Old Irish Whisky, distillery at North
Mall, Cork. 31 0 per bottle, full quart
Pure California Brandy, fnll quarts, SL
Four-year-old California Wines, full quarts,
60 cents, or 35 per dozen.
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Persons wishing any of tbe above choice
brands bere quoted and order by mail will
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ter their letter. Address,
Job. Fleming Snn,
NO. 412 MARKET 8TREET,
HE WAS IN GOOD LUCK,
A gentleman whose business calls him to all
parts of tbe country and for an absence of six
months at a time, desires to say that at no
place has he found tbe facilities afforded for
renovating and repairing the clothing neces
sary for such extended Journeys and at such
short notice, as that provided bvJAS. DICK
SON, the Tailor, of 65 Fifth ave- cor. Wood
st. second floor. Telephone 1558. Suits made
to order. Fall and Winter styles now ready.
TOO LATE TO CLASSIFY.
WANTKU - FIRST-CLASS MALE COOK
(white); none other need apply. ".- "
TVKIGHT, 1 and 4 Master's alley, city. sc8-18S
WAJJTED-SALESLADY TO TAK E CHARGE
of J. G. Bennett ft Co.'s fur display at Ex
position: must be good figure and come wen
recommended. J, &. BENSEIT 4 CO.. cor.
Wood st and Fifth aye. ses-117
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young men and bovs only.
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