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BemarkaWe Features of tlie
THE PENKAKT- STRUGGLE.
Chances of the Kew Torts and the
sTHE BROTHERHOOD'S SCHE1IE.
Some Reasons Why the Alleged Plan Can
not be Successful.
SFOGARTrS 0FFEE10FIGET LABLAKCHE
Before next Sunday arrives, if all goes
."Well, the League pennant of 1889 will have
'been won, and one ot the most remarkable
contests for that verv honorable prize will
have ended. The season of 1889 will have
closed, and, undoubtedly, its history will
form ore of the most interesting chapters in
laseball annals. Although the contestants
ar all near the wire in the great struggle,
it ii almost as difficult to place them at the
finish as it was last Hay. It is, indeed, re
markable that although the contest is
"within a few days of being over some of the
greatest changes in the positions of the
clubs may take rjlace. This certainly
shows that the present pennant contest is
one of the most remarkable on record. I
' have never known a more exciting contest
in all my experience of sporting events.
For months some of the most exciting
seek and neck struggles have been going on
and as a climax the struggle is now more
desperate and bitter than it ever w as. The
cranks certainly ought to be satisfied for
j once, because if ever they had cause to be on
I pins and needles they have that cause now.
The next week will certainly be the most
exciting in the season. There are lour posi-
1 tions in dispute, and so intense is the dis
pute that we expect some lively times beore
the week is ended. Boston and 2ew Xork
are having something like a life and death
struggle for first honors, Chicago and Phila
delphia are fighting just as hard lor third
place, and Cleveland and Pittsburg each
xnakinc desperate efforts for fifth. Now,
who could want anything more entertaining
in the way of baseball contests than this
state of things? ifobody, I trow, in any
branch of sport would ever dream of demand
ing a more exciting condition of things.
And let xne say that amid all this there
stands out a glorious feature, viz.: that all
the contests we expect to see this week will
be honest. Money nor price cannot influ
ence a game, and I say this with all confi
dence. It is the purity ot the national game
that roots it deep in the affections of the
.American people; it is this feature that has
made the game what it is, and it is this
feature that will preserve its popularity as
long as an outdoor game is admired by" the
citizens of this great land. Here is some
thing to be proud ot. When almost every
outdoor sport is tainted and impure with
fraud and dishonesty, one of the keenest
struggles that has been seen in connection
with the national game is being conducted
on principles as honest as Jeremy
Taylor or the old-time Puritans would
wish to see. Even at this, the
t&Jtngejof the contest nothing is more de
jiyjljlo, either Indianapolis and Wash
igton, the tailenders, to knock out either
oiton op Kew York. There is no give and
'take in the contest and those who cannot
possibly rise a peg higher in the last will
still tight to the death to knock out any
thing that comes their way.
Looking- Ton-aril Pittabnrir.
During this week the eyes of the entire
baseball world will be toward Pittsburg.
The local club is putting up such a good
'quality of ball just now that it is sa'e to sav
that the Hew Yorks and Bostons alike are
wishing they were comfortably through
their visits here. Almost everybody is sav
ing: "Pittsburg will settle the pennant
contest." I am of this opinion and
the fact places Pittsburg in a
very proud and significant position.
It seems tome that the club that fares best
inPittsburg this week will win the pennant,
isew Yorks, of course, on some occasions
have been easy victims here, but I don't
think it was at times when they were play
ing as they are playing now. At any rate
I will abide by the Giants until the end. I
have stuck to "them since the opening of the
season and they shall be my chamDions until
,the race is over. I still think that Uew
Yorks' good supply of pitchers will have
great effect before the week is over, thai is if
the weather keeps fine. Friday's game at
Indianapolis was proof that Clafkson is not
superhuman, although be has proven him
self to be "a wonderful man. But if rain
should interfere and give the Bostons and
Hew Yorks a rest the chances are all
in favor of Boston. If Clarkson could pitch
every day with vigor I should by all means
plump for Boston, but if six" games are
played this week I expect to see the Giants
land in the position in which the cWe of
last season found them. A more worthv
club couldn't win the pennant, barring
Pittsburg of course.
The Alleged Brotherhood Scheme.
"We certainly have had sufficient reading
about what the Brotherhood oi Ball Players
is going to do next year. Probablv nothing
has caused so much talk in baseball circles
for a long time as the published details of
the alleged organization that the plavers in
tend to establish next season. Headers of
The Dispatch well know that so far I
have taken very little stock in the
stories of the alleged scheme. I am
free to confess, however, that when
I read the recent details of the
f)lanas sent out to the public by a verv
maginative Chicagoan I was at a loss to
know whether or not the matter wns true.
Xbere was an appearance of truth about it
3D first sight, but when the principles and
details were closely examined many Utopian
features presented themselves. I am not
jpposed at all to any scheme that will ben
tnt the workers for wages or salaries; In
ther words I am willing at all times to
ttsist any movement having for its object
the betterment of labor. But we all know
;hut many schemes have been proposed in
sehalt ol labor that have had results almost
llametrically opposite to what were ex
pected. The principles on which these
sovements or plans were founded were
rrong, or else too much was intended. To
nc the alleged scheme is in many respects
in industrial-partnership affair. What I
nean is, its leading principles are those on
rhich industrial partnership con
terns are built Many of us have
tcently read very much about
bese industrial partnerships where
vcrybody connected with them are finan
Sally interested in them and snare in the
irofit and loss. In France and other parts
f the Eastern continent they are numerous,
mt it is significant that they have only been
success in certain trades or businesses,
adustnal partnerships have so lar been
ttlures in England in businesses much
iorc favorable lor their development and
access than the baseball business. In a
ford, I venture to say that it would be a
cry remarkable achievement, indeed, were
he principles I refer to be successlully ap
lied to baseball. At the very offset we are
onlronted with the fact that the proposed
r alleg-d scheme would tend to abolish
ompetition, and competition is the very life
f baseball. On paper it is all very well to
Ilk about sharing alike in money matters,
at when it comes doxrn to the hard facts of
rery-day lile very grave difficulties arise.
Theories are invariably extremely fas
cinating, and often look absolutely
correct, but when they are applied
to the actual facts of human jiflulra
they won't harmonize. And I venture to
say that this equal division idea of the pro
posed scheme will be a failure if it is ever
tried. It reminds one of the old notions of
Owen, St Simon and other Communists;
notions which lone have been exploded. Of
course there will always be some who will
favor this communistic, but misleading,
notion. Old Ebenezer Elliott in if verse
very well defined the matter when he said:
'What Is a Communist? One who hath yearn
ings For equal division of unequal earnings;
Idler or bungler, or both, be is willing
To tort out his penny and pocket your shil
ling." It is this communistic idea above all
others in the proposed scheme that will kill
it it ever it is tried.
Will It ETer be Tried T
Aside from its questionable features, how
ever, the great question is, will the players
ever attempt to do what is claimed? I don't
think they will. Doubtless a scheme such
as we all have read about has been
proposed and discussed, but I am
inclined to think that the proposition
has come more from outsiders than from
players. Many of the leading piaytrs deny
all knowledge of it and prominent business
men whose uames have been associated with
the Fchcme have also repudiated all connec
tion with it This looks extremely suspicious
and would seem to say that the whole thing
is a Iraud. Some time ago I questioned Mr.
Erastus Wiman on this subject and he very
wisely remarked: ''While I love baseball
and wish all the players well I am certainlv
of opinion that they would injure themselves
very much bv trying to wreck the National
League." There is undoubtedly much trath
in this statement because human nature has
not yet arrived at that stage of per ection
wherein baseball plavers can live and work
together as one self-sicrificiug and loving
familv. When that state is reached a broth
erhood scheme fouudedon "equaldivisions"
A Blow ro Sport.
The decision in the N ikirk case on Fri
day is probably one of the greatest blows to
professional sporting events that has been
given in this city for many years. The
faets of the case are few and simple. Nikirk
and McClelland signed articles to run a
mile race for $300 a side. The articles
stated that either party failing to comply
with them should forfeit all money up.
Nik irk not only failed to put up the" final
deposit, bnt he alo failed to be on the
track. The McClelland partv, according to
all custom and honor, demanded the lori'eit
and Nikirk sued for his own money back.
The case was heard betore Alderman
Maneese, and that learned Gentleman de
cided in favor of the plaintiff. The stake
holder was mulcted of the costs by that re
presentative oi the law, notwithstanding the
very significant fact that'suit was entered
before the stakeholder had been asked to re
turn the money. But costs are essential to
the exibtenceof an Alderman's office. I
heard the case argued by Major Brown, for
the defendant, and G. H. Porte tor the
plaintiff. I really was surprised to learn
that the opinion ot Alderman Maneese was
what it was after hearing the speech oi
Major Brown. The Major gave a very able
and clear definition of the la w on the matter
pointing out that there was no law which
made foot-racing illegal. However, the
"wise Alderman decided that foot-racing is a
game of chance. Certainly this will be
news to everybody who knows anything
about foot racing. I would like to know
wnat chance the Alderman has to
defeat George Smith or Harry Hutcheus in
a foot race. Were thev to run there would
be no game or chance there. However, the
case simply means that no responsible party
will care tj be stakeholder in any profes
sional contest again. Lately there have
been two or three cases similar to Kikirk's
and it would seem sheer lolly for any re
sponsible man or corporation officiating as
stakeholder until the law is changed. Un
til that is done there will always be a d m
ger of a stakeholder being hauled up before
one of our erudite Aldermen, and made pay
the costs of a suit because he (the stake
holder) had the honor and pluck to trv and
enforce the provisions of the articles signed
by the defaulting party. Goodness knows
what outsiders think of Pittsbnrg's sports.
Articles of agreement here are worthless,
and parties to a contest may just as well
act on verbal agreements.
BInrpliy and Wnrren.
What the public tolerated for several
seasons and paid thousands of dollars to see,
the California Athletic Club at San Fran
cisco will not tolerate. I refer to a real
fistic hippodrome. Thomas Broun as
Tommy Warren and Frank Murphy agreed
to fight to a finish before the club named for
a substantial purse. Of course Warren is
widely known as a pugilist of questionable
courage. Cut and dried programmes have
almon always been his delight and he ar
ranged one of these programmes with
Murphy. Thev agreed to make a hippo
drome of the affair and make a draw of it
Draws, howevei, don't go with President
Fnldo and Beferee Cook, and when Messrs.
Warren and Murphy were foisting their
periormance ou the club and its guests Mr.
Cook ordered the hippodromers off
the stage. Suosequently the two
principals received $1 between them
as a remuneration for their fistic
efforts. I don't think that anybody will do
other than say "Well done, Beferee Cookl"
Had the public done this years ago there
would have been thousands and thousands
ol dollars saved that went to keep dozens of
the veriest loafers that ever imposed on the
public. Had Beferee Cook's decision been
given by the public years ago, there are
scores ot alleged boxers and fighters who
have figured in newspaper columns and re
ceived thousandsof dollars for their bold im
positions who would never have been heard
tell of. It is to be hoped that the decision
of Mr. Cook and the club fur which he
acted will have some influence on future
Rritloh Opinion of Searle.
Those interested in sporting affairs will
doubtless find a pleasure in reading the
London Sporting Life's opinion ol the recent
Searle-O'Couuor boat race. It is as fol
lows: That Australia In It. E. Searle possesses a
worthy successor of William Beach is perfectly
clear, and bad he been pressed he would prob
ably have been able to beat the record from
Putney to Mortlake. that has stood so long.
Hi pace is undeniable, and he sculled wub
great judgment, bnt be has not the perfect
stjle oi Marry Kclley, Edward Hanlan and
some other of the past masters of the art The
race was honestly rowed out from start to fin
ish, and for a mile It was a cutting-down
strugKle. and either might have been the one
to give in, althoueh Searlo certainlv seemed to
be rowing more within himv-lf " than the
American. O'Connor did not show to advan
tage at auy point, being ragged from the verv
first, even when be was leading, and
the mishap to his scull seemed to com-
Jietely upset him. Both John Teemer and
acobUaudaur must one would think, have
gone off since they were here for him to have
beaten them as he did, as they were then cer
tainly superior so far as appearance goes.
That each man did his utmost wai very evi
dent, and if all races were so thoroughly con
tested the interest in boat racing might be re
vived in this country- More interest was
taken in this race than in any for a
long while, although perhaps the people
on the banks were not at all doIdu so
numerous as they have sometimes been, and
there was an almost entire absence of steamers
ana moored barges on the river. The row
boats, however, were in considerable numbers,
and in estimating the people who were
present in the neighborhood of the
start It must be recollected that the new Em
bankment at Putney accommodates a great
many more than could find room In the old
days. With the very laree number of people
who are at present out of employment in eon.
sequence of the strike. It might have been ex
pected that the attendance would be a record
one, bnt the absence of these in enormous
numbers was not to be regretted, and it has
feldora been that so many really interested
In boat racing have attended at a match. The
Australians are said to have won very heavily,
3U.(XX beijg mentioned as the approximate
amount of their winnings, but this of course
cannot be relied upon as accurate. We can
only express satis faction at the sportsmanlike
way it was carried out and while congratu
lating H. E. Searle on his success, sympathize
with W. O'Connor in Ills misfortune iu having
to meet with such an exceptionally fast sculler.
Surely the American Association is in a
peck pf trouble. What with the quarrels
between Von der Ahe and President Byrne
and between the latter and the Board of
Directors, and also the dissensions in the St
Louis club, the very organization is threat
ened. The decision ot the Board of Direct
ors regarding the first disputed game be
tween St Louis and Brooklyn plainly
means that Umpire Goldsmith was either
unable to distinguish between daylight and
dark or was dishonestly favoring Brooklyn.
In either case the charge was a grave one
and reflected very seriouslv on the umpire.
It really would seem that President Byrne
has ground lor complaint relative to that
decision. But the question is: How will
all those quarreling parties get along in the
same boat? I wouldn't like to be a passen
ger in it by any means. Betore this year
has vanished we may expect even greater
volcanic eruptions in the Association than
those we have witnessed.
Doubtless many people interested in pu
gilistic affairs will be surprised to learn of
Jack Fogarty's desire to reappear in the
fistic arena. Fogarty is out with a challenge
to fieht George La Blanche, the vanquisher
of Dempsev. It is hardly a challenge
directly to La Blanche at present, but is
something like an appeal to the California
Club to offer money to fight for. Evidently
Fogarty thinks more ol a trip to San Fran
cisco with a prospect of winning or being
presented with a good supply of money than
he does ol his Philadelphia constableship.
However, that is Mr. Fogarty's own busi
ness; what interests me at present is: Would
it be worth the club's while to offer a good
inducement for a battle between Fogarty
and La Blanche? I think it would, and I
don't hesitate to say that Fogarty
and La Blanche would make a better
fight than the latter and Dempsey; that is,
as far as real old time fighting is concerned.
Fogarty wouldn't have the art and patience
that Dempsey possesses, aud this would
certainly be in favor ol La Blanche. If the
latter were to meet a man of his own weight
and not much cleverer than himself, I should
feel inclined to back La Blanche. I think
that h will meet such a man if he ever
meets Fogtrty. But why a battle between
these men would be interesting, is because
it would give us an idea of what Fogarty is.
John has bad a popular career in the pugi
listic world, and has his first real battle to
Smith nnd Wannop.
Big Jack Wannop and. Jem Smith, the
English champion, will box a limited num
ber of rounds to-morrow night in London
for big stake and the receipts. I say "box"
because I think there will be little fighting
done, and further still, I don't think the
principals intend to do any fighting. Wan
nop's riends and backers are wanting 3 to 2
on their man's chances of victory, and
Smith's backers refuse to lay that amount
of odds. Judzing from what Wannop did
when he was in this country there ought to
be at least 3 to 1 in the contest, that is if
Smith's backers expect their champion to
do anything with Peter Jackson. The lat
ter would soon have Wannop bora de com
bat, in fact there are mauy second rate
pugilists in this country who wouldi soon
polish off Mr. Wannop. This fact leads me
to believe that the "receipts" are what the
principals are most anxious about
Have yon ever tasted "McKim?" "Mc
Kiui," old enough to vote 4 years ago
"McKim" that tickles the palate of club
men and connoisseurs that has a bouquet as
rich as Burgundy, and a flavor which dis
tillers of these days have not the power to
produce. Twenty-five-year-old "McKim,"
possessing all the transparency of cham
pagne and the "wood-taste" which comes
irom lviug in the barrels in a rool, dry cel
lar. That's the "McKim" sold onlv at the
Half Centnrv Liquor House of John Mc
Cullough, 523 Liberty street, foot of Fifth
Welcome tbe Dieter,
For it is the real friend of the consumer of
gas. If you use the Anderson burners you
will eet your gas for less money than you
did by contract system.
Fireplaces can be changed for $1 50 to
$2 00 each.
The Anderson gas fire is certainly the
most artistic device in the market
See it before vou finish your new house.
Now on exhibition at the office of Stand
ard Plumbing Co., 82 Fourth avenue.
TAPESTRY BRU-sELS CARPET
At 75 Cenla Per Yard.
Our great special sale ol carpets is boom
ing. Beason The prices would scare the man
ufacturer. We have 8,000 yards Eoxbury and 10-'
wire Smith's tapestry brussels carpet at 75
cents per yard.
This grade sells at 90 cents a yard every
where. Edward Groetz'inoer,
627 and 629 Penn avenue.
The Finest Knlgbta Templar Charms a
Also 32 combination charms, nothing nicer
made Prices from $12 to $100, no inferior
goods kept Masonic charms, pins and
rings. James McKee, jeweler, 420 Smith
field street, one door below Diamond street,
formerly 13 Filth avenue. Diamonds,
watches, clocks, jewelry, silverware, etc.
The Bleiman collection of paintings,
which will be on sale at tbe Gillespie gal
leries commencing October 1, consists of
works of the following artists: Schryer,
Corot, Jacqne, Detti, Grelleron, Henner,
Haag, Beichter. J. A. Walker, Verbeck
boven, Defaux, Perault, Fishell, Cassanova
and many others. .
How to OInke Dome Ilnppy.
Visit the Exposition and get some of the
delicious hot cakes and waffies distributed
free irom the stand of S. S. Marvin & Co.
Then buy a sack ol Marvin's superior seli
rising pancake flour to take home with you
and be happy. TTSSu
Fob a finely cut, neat-fitting suit leave
your order with Walter Anderson, 700
Smithfield street, whose stock of English
suitings and Scotch tweeds is the finest in
the market; imported exclusively for his
Upholstering and repairing of all
kinds of furniture at moderate prices.
Haugh & Kee.nan,
33 and 34 Water st 'Phone, 1626.
Practical Office Drkn
Should combine every convenience for trans
acting business, shelves, drawers, pigeon
holes, and must also economize space. Such
desks mav be had of the Stevens Chair Co.,
3 Sixth s'treet
$175 will buy a fine upright piano only
used 4 months. Must be sold at once, as
owner is leaving the city. Inquire Echols,
McMnrray & Co., 123 Sandusky st, Alle
gheny. Geo. H. Bennett & Bbo., 135 First
avenue, Pittsburg, are the largest holders of
pure rye whisky in the city.
Tbe Trrdlct Reached
After hearing the trstimonv of all who use
it, is that Frauenbeim & Vllsack'sPilsner
beer is the best made. Coll for it Kept
by all dealers.
Visitors to the Exposition, don't fail to
call at Steinmann'sand seethe most elegant
line of new novelties in jewelry in the two
cities, at lowest prices. 107 Federal st.
Those slightly imperfect drops d' ets,
$2 50 quality, we are selling at 91 25, are a
rarebirgain. Hugus & Hacke.
1,200 plush sacquesand jackets from $9 50
to (25; the best and cheapest ever offered.
Examine at Bosenbaum & Go's.
A KING OF THE TURK
The Wonderful Jumper That Died
Kecently Between the Flags.
HOW HIS TEMPER WAS 0VEBC01IE.
B0UEKE COCHKAN AND HIS SUCCESSOR
IWBlITXir TOB THE DISPATCH.
HE news was
flashed over the
wires a few days ago
that "Bourke Coch
ran is dead," and
wherever there is a
love for the race
horse there were expressions
of general regret over the
untimely death of the gal
lant tteeplechaser who, to
gether with sneb horses as
Diavolo, Derby, Trouble,
Bertha and Judith, has
made the history of Ameri
can cross-country racing
famous. His death was pe
He had been out of health
for nearly two years, but to add an attraction
to a small mixed race meeting at Albany,
Mr. Nolan, an ex-Mayor of that city, de
cided to start him. He had only a few
weeks of preparation and jumped awk
wardly. Hence, at the third obstacle he
landed badly and broke both his forelegs.
A merciful bullet relieved the gallant
steeplechaser of his sufferings, and he was
buried at the spot where he fell. A stone is
to be placed over the site where Bonrke
Cochran's bones rest.
Most of the racing papers have enumer
ated Bourke Cochran's performances in his
obituary, but none have brought out the
true merit of this wonderful horse. I have
no hesitation in expressing the belief that
he was by all odds the greatest steeple
chaser we ever had in this country, and but
Mourke Cochran Kicking.
for a Blight accideut he would have been
sent to England to try for the Liverpool
Grand National steeplechase, the greatest
and most difficult cross-country event.
Great as Bourke Cochran's penormances
were between tlie flags, they were as noth
ing compared with tne speed that he showed
in private, and which he was never called
upon to manifest in public
A BAD-TEMrERED HORSE.
He grew into a good-looking yearling and
a superior-proportioned 2-year-old, and early
in the season ot 1880 became the property
ot Messrs. Churchill & Co. 'The youngster
was called Churchill. On account of his
steady growth nothing much was dune with,
him, and he started hutonce as a 2-year-old.
In the spring ot 1881, however, he showed
such improvement that his owners hought
that they certainly had a real race horse.
But Churchill was a very nervous, high
rtrung horse, and under the exigencies of
training, he soon developed that bane of
many a good race horse a temper.
As a 3-year-old Churchill started in all in
17 races, of which he won four, but his tem
per grew worse Irom month to month, and
in the following year when he started out
he was a veritable fiend. He became the
bane of starters, and many a time at Sar
atoga have I seen Major Jack Wynne, who
then held the starting flag, stream with
perspiration in his anxiety to get him away
trom the post with the others. Churchill
would kick, rean plunge, bite and do anv
thine at the peril of his rider and the op
posing horses. Very olten he would break
with the other horses, and after running for
a few strides wonld suddenly stop, wheel
around and kick. His people, knowing his
speed, backed him time and again," but
Churchill would almost invariably decline
to try. He became such a nuisance finally
that the authorities sent word to his people
that they would be thankful if they would
not enter him any more. The Churchills
then became disgusted with him, and when,
soon after, W. C. Dnly made them a reason
able offer, thev were clad to part with him.
This was in July. 1882.
A NATUBAL JUMPEB.
During the winter Daly schooled Jim Mc
Gowan aud In the spring of 1883 the big
chestnut made his debut as a hurdler and -between
the flags. Jumping came natural
to him. Alter a very few lessons he learued
the knack of gathering himself and taking
off properly, making his leap with as little
expenditure of force as possible, landing
safely and then off aud away again without
altering his stride. The green steeple
chaser soon began to trounce tried perform
ers in the post and rail business most de
cidedly, and then the hatidicapper came
alter him with his imposts. Jim McGowan,
.BreaMno- Sis Legt.
however, held his own in spite of that, aJd
it soon became a well-known fact that with
age and more experience the American turf
woula have in her what the Euglish and
Irish steeplechai-iug turf had in the famous
Liberator. Unfortunately Daly yielded to
temptation, and in an evil moment allowed
himself to have his horse pulled. It hap
pened at Washington on October 17, 1883.
The ownerTftTe horse and the jockey were
It was over a year that Daly was kept "on
the ground,"as the technical term is, and
during that time many efforts were made to
purchase Jim MxGowan by parties who
thought that they had influence enough to
get the horse reinstated, but Daly had hopes
of being reinstated himself and declined to
Eart with the horse. Prominent among the
idders was a. B iron von Zedlitz, a well
known Austrian gentleman rider, who was
particularly anxious to secure him for the
purpose of taking him abroad. But Daly
was obdurate. Finally, in the spring of
1835, ex-Mayor Nolan got him for, if I, re
member rightly, $3,000. But alter Daly had
agreed to sell he changed his mind and re
fused to deliver the horse. Becourse was
then had to the law courts, and Mr. Nolan
eventually became the proprietor of the
horse and changed his name to Bourke
EFFECT OF KINDNESS.
It was in 1886 that Bourke Cochran scored
his greatest triumphs. When the big chest
nut first came into his new stable he" was
SUNDAY?' SEHTEM5ERW29, 1889
rather a handlnl to manage, as his temper
bad grown worse, bnt he fell into excellent
hands when James Lee, who then trained
for Mr. Nolnn, deputed Tom McAleer to
look after him. Tom is a man of a class of
which we see but too few representatives.
He took an interest in his horse and aimed
to study his character. He soon came to
the conclnsion that Bourke Cochran was
not a naturally vicious horse, bnt that his
disposition had been hurt by rough usage.
He set in to conquer him by kindness. It
was a long and arduous task which con
sumed mure than a year. Many a time Mc
Aleer was in imminent danger of being
killed, but eventually he conquered, and tbe
whilom equine fiend manilested a wealth of
affection lor his groom which no one would
have believed himcapihle of.
Mostof his races in 1886 were won with 176
ponnds in the saddle, and in every one he
made all his own running. He' was so
eager and so ambitious that he would not
brook another horse in front of him, and he
could not be got to go in himself until he
was in the lead. Late that summer Mr. Lee
became so impressed with his form that he
determined to trv him on the flat. McAleer
was put up on him, and a light boy on
Buffalo, a stable companion. Bourke car
ried 135 pounds. He ran ihe first mile in
1:44, and the two miles in 3:43 time
which is 'good enough to win nine-tenths
of the races on the fiat. Lee's hair fairly
stood on end at the marvelous perfortn
ance. He was .at first inclined to doubt the
accuracy of the lime, but the fractions tal
lied, and there was no mistake.
A SOBBY ENDING.
It was then determined to enter Bourke
Cochran for the Liverpool Grand National
and send him over to England in the fall,
so as to have him fully acclimatized for the
greatest steeplechase eveLt in the world.
Late that season incipient signs of ringbone
taaniiested themselves, and in his last race
Bonrke Cochran struck himself. When in
he spring of 1887 he was taken up for act
ve work his leg filled, and he could not be
oi reaay. .Being a big horse he needed a
eal of frnlloninfr. nnd that tii !? trnnlil
not Btana. ay caret ul running and hand
ling Mr,. Lee managed to gradually get him
into some kind ot shape, and he started in
and won two races, the North American and
the Trouble stakes at Saratoga, but these
victories were practically earned merely on
sufferance. They we're his last races, lor in
the following spring it was discovered that
he would not stind training again. Mr.
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jThe Bane of Consumptives, Who
Delay Consulting a Spe
cialist Till Too Late,
Consumption a Curable Disease if
Recognized and Correctly Treated
in Its Early Stages,
If those affected with simple cooghs and
plds could see every day as a specialist does
iie physical wrecks, the result of procrastina
tion in seeking proper treatment, they wonld
jrocrastinate or view with Indifference their
rendition no longer. The Indifferent and care.
Ijss possessor of a common cold to-day Is the
aixlousand importunate physical wreck sev
eral months later, who begs and pray3 that
stietbingbedone for him. This is the daily
experience of a physician who makes a special
tvof lung troubles. It is hard to turn a person
aVajr with the chilling words, "It Is too late to
ddanything for you." but those who procrasti
nate have only themselves to blame In the light
of me many testimonials published from time
to feme In sntioort of the
Hi DISEASES OF THE AIR PASSAGES.
Consumption Is as curable as any drier dis
ease if taken tn time, but the trouble is so few
physlciars are capable of diagnosing it or pa
tients make light of tbe trouble until it has
reached Its last or incurable stage.
Hardly a ..ay passes in which we are not
brought in contact with one. two, three or
more cases In the last stages of consumption,
and many of them so affected with tbe disease
that they are beyond relief, much less cure.
SYMPTOMS OF CONSUMPTION.
The history of a majority or these ctsesfs
somewnat as follows: Some say that at some
time or another they bad measles, which In
duced bronchial trouble and persistent cough.
Others say that at onetime or another ibey
contracted cold, followed by cough and expec
toration, better in summer, worse in winter, at
tended by a eradual loss of fle and strength.
Others givea historv of pneumonia.(lung fever)
and say that sinre the disease they have been
subject to cough and rising of mattery phlegm,
shortness of breath, gradual lobs of flesh and uf
strength ana occasional night sweats. Others
again are unable to assign anv cause for their ill
health, say their first symptoms were a slight
cough, generally dry and hacking, followed by
tne rising oi a turn mucus, wnicn in time oe
came opaque and streaked witli blood, at times
wandering pains in the upper portion of the
chest and between ihe shoulders, dislike of
fatty food, dyspeptic sj mptoms, gradual decline
in flesh and strength. Tbey tell ns that tbe
family doctor in attendance assured them it
was only a littlo cold, or bronchial trouble, or
sore throat, or dyspepsia, or general debility,
from which tbey would in time recover. When
recovery or even improvement in thee cases
fails to show itself and the patient had lost
nearly a third in weight, became pale aud
debilitated, tbe chest had lost either its power
of expansion or contraction, tbe collarbone,
ribs and bones of tbe shoulder joint became
prominent, tbe night sweats proluse and weak
ening, tbe stomach symptoms distressing, tbe
cough persistent and harassing, the mucus p jr
ulent, tbe voice husky, the fingers clubbd and
tbe mind abnormally hopeful, tbe family and
friends realize the situation, the true nature of
the disease, call in another doctor experienced
in chest troubles who pronounces it an unmis
takable case of consumption. Be assure; the
family that in tbat stage cure is hopeless, and
advises tbem to resign themselves to the inevi
table. The foregoing statement fairly represents tbe
history nd decline of the average consumptive.
It is needless to say that if tbe true nature of
the case were in time correctly diagnosed and
accordingly treated, the lasttond hopeless stage
of the dUease would not have been reached.
We have no hesitancy in saying tbat physi
cians who, either through ignorance or fear of
being dismissed, so deceive their patients or
patients' friends are morally as guilty of mur
der as though they had slowly poisoned their
patients. In view of our advanced knowledge
of the different forms of consumption and of
the several changes that take place in the
lungs with tbe different stages of each form,
ana of the inventions and discoveries made to
arrest tbe progress of these changes, there is
no exense for permitting this class of patients
topasilnto a hopeless decline. For further
Information, testimonials, pamphlets, etc., call
WM. C. BYERS, M. D.,
Specialist in Lung Troubles,
DBS. LOGAN & BYERS.
Office and Inhalarium:
No. 42i Penn,
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Nolan then determined to let him spend tbe
remainder of his years in peace and idle
ness. It is difficult to imagine how he
could have been persuaded to Jet hm start
in that steeplechase at Albany, where the
gallant, broken down steeplechaser ended
Steeplechasing during the last few years
has come rather under the ban, but there
are signs of revival, and in another year I
expect to see rating between the fligs once
more become an important featnre in tbe
sport or horse racing. But in spite ot the
limited opportunities for the 'cross-country
horse we undoubtedly have a few good ones
in training, and as they are comparatively
young vet, they are bound to improve. Un
like the flat racer and like the trotter, the
steeplechaser grows better with age. The
best one ol tbe lot ii undoubtedly Elphin. a
bay gelding, 6 years old, by Matador, out of
Electra, by .Kentucky, owned by Mr. T. D.
McDermoU, a gentleman in one ot the Gov
ernment departments of Washington, and as
thorough and enthusiastic a sportsman as a
man could hope to lay eyes on. ,
A BADE COUESE MOBAIi.
Elphin has t most romantic history, the
most striking moral of which is that merit
will assert itse'l , no matter wb.(t obstacles
it may have to surmount or how long its
light may be kept hidden. Elphin was bred
by Mr. Belmont at the Nursery, Babylon,
and was amoug the last batch of yearlings'
sold at that larra, for that same year Mr.
Belmont bad purchased a farm in Ken
tucky, despairing of ever raising yearlings
to command attention in the marlft in the
barren though picturesque precincts of
Long Island. The animal was very small
and not at all good looking. He was pur
chased by Colonel Frank Hall (or $100.
After a number of trials in which tbe horse
proved to be very fast for distances too short
lor racing, the despised animal was sent
down into a coal pit to earn its living. Tbe
work seemed to do him good, and he grew
into quite a horse. Mr. McDerniott Imp-
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and the dirty task
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It is also p Elegant Harness Dressing.
WHILE IN PITTSBTJBG
Attending the Exposition don't forget to visit
47 Ohio street. Allegheny, and see one of the
greatest free exhibits in the two cities over
200 specimens of tbe parasites that Infest tbe
human family. Forty-three tapeworms re
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three living is Allegheny connty.
Remember DR. BURGOON, who has his
office at 17 Ohio street, treats not only for the
parasites tbat infest tbe human system, bnt
also treats all chronic troubles with great suc
cess. Do not forget to call, as it will cost yon
nothing to consult the doctor and get bis opin
ion of yonr case. "Catarrh cured br a new and
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s a Chinese pbvician; owing to American laws
he cannot practice medicine, so he has pre
pared a line of Chinese vegetable and herb
remedies, new to America, but old in China.
which eifect cures tbat are considered miracu
lous. He charges nothing for examination, con
sultation or advice. A friendly talk with Gun
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sum for bis remedies: tbey are pleasant to take,
quick to act. harmless in effect and certain to
cure. AH blood, nervous or chronic diseases
yield quickly. Young, middle-aged or old men
suffering from follies or excesses quickly re
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Gun Wa has hundreds of testimonials from
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All interviews or correspondence strictly confi
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circular on Cancer.Tiimors, Ttpe Worm, Rheu
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a Tuition fnrflve months. Including French
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ox tne Acauemy, uzx-Vo-su
tistsii, 12& WT5'.
procu ay ti aua wing a iasey w
animal beepht htm fortlSO.
Eiphin was pot in the hands of a trlr
and in 1888 JlcDermottsaid! "NmtTvb
got the best steeplecliaseriu the country.".
He was right. He won two racoa hands
down and then tbe smart horsemen wanted-.
to buy him. t at. Aiie Uarson offered 96,900
tor film, but Mr. MeDeimott would not sell.'
A STEUGOLE BETWEEN OIAKTSv
This year, however, Elphin earned hit.
crowning glory. i naa long oeen Mn Me
Dermott's ambition to win the Grand Na
tional at. Cednrburst. It is a race at four
miles and modeledvcry much after the Liv
erpool Grand National In the number,vari
ety and difficulty ol the jumps to be negoti
ated, Elphin was not hurried In bis spring
preparation and came to Cedarburst in the
letter part of June fit to run fora man's life.
He had been carefully trained.schooled and
ridden by Charley Billings. And the horse
looked in wonderful condition. He won a
steeplechase at 24 miles on tbe first day
with 147 pounds up by 20 lengths. He was
next started at the Grand National for which
he was handicapped ak155 pounds. Billings
The race was a desperate one. Elphin,
though not nearly so rankaeoeras ronaerly,
was still as easer as everand Insisted on tun
ing to the Iront and making his own run-I
ijlofefs if Lftr i Mrtl
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Elegant Carpets, Rugs and Curtame-
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Just now we are offering Extraordinary Bargains in
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OREGON" HQDIANS -
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DYSPEPSIA, LIVER COMPLAINT AND DISEASED KIDNEYS.
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The genuine has the name bldvra in the bottle and a-eat &f the greatest
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.! Sit uhAJfm
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then the duel was s terribleon. StrMe fcr
stride the two fought like ghHiKw, la
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Win. J. Gordon entered stilt n in I nut ,"
Carnegie Bros. & Co. Limited, to Meever
damages for fj.teo for injury astate by.
one of the furnaces banting oat sMt im
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r - $2,500,000;
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WHO IS THIS MAN?
He is the man with the greatest and best record of
any man in hfa class. He served the 17. 8. Govern
ment twenly-two and a half years, as
SCOOT, GUIDE AND BiTORTO.
In 1868 he conquered the largest savage tribe of Ik
dlans -west of the Rockies; in 1873 he killed and
captured all of the hostile Mbdocs, accomplishing
more effectual service for the Government than anv
dead. He Introduced Katea-tca to
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