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THE PITTSBURG- DISPATCH, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1889.
L The Great Surprise of the
Some Additional Points About the
THE TEX-CLDB LEAGUE SCHEME.
Kp Opinions About Peter Jackson's Easy Defeat
of Jem Smith.
HASLAK'S LASX OFFEE TO SEAELE
People interested in baseball affairs cer
tainly have bad their fill of excitement dur
ing the past week. Probably never in the
history of tbe national game has there been
Each s crisis as the magnates and players
have brought about, and what the end will
be few if any people have any idea. A
week ago the fight seemed to be only be
tween the old League players and their em
plovers, but now the Association has been
definitely drawn into it, and that organiza
tion's f.-ire movements will be watched
with en-.ding interest The way in which
the Association has been drawn into the
conflict has been the surprise of the week.
That the Brooklyn and Cincinnati clnbs
would desert the Association and join tbe
League very few people expected or even
thought of. Of course now that the jump
has been made' we have many persons
declaring that they knew all about
it. The truth 's. however, that the
event was a complete surprise to everybody ex
cept those directly interested in the move.
Whether the League has done ncht in admit
ting these two clubs under the circumstances
is a very open question. I question very much
whether the League has done the fair thing by
the Association, and certainly tbe League
magnates cannot but expect the Association to
work particularly for its own interest in future.
It is fair to assume that the move taken by
Brooklyn and Cincinnati has been under con
sideration by the League and the two clubs
many weeks. If this is so the League has been
acting in bad faith to everybody interested in
baseball, and whatever the Association may
now do in the way of self-preservation cannot
reasonably bo crumbled at by the National
Leacue. Tbe Association has certainly re
ceived an unexpected, and what I term, an un
Abont the Future.
But what about the future of baseball? That
Is a question which everybody interested in the
Came will deem of vital importance. In look
ing over the situation one soon comes to the
conclusion that tbe rro-pects are not bright;
the integrity and dignity of the national game
is at stake, and I fear that a a result we will
find It sadly demoralized before all this base
ball anarchy is obliterated. None of us can
shut our eyes to the fact that tbe national
agreement will be almost a dead letter next
year, and c all know that without the protec
tion afforded by that agreement baseball to a
great extent is chaos; indeed, without its being
in full operation, a capitalist would be very
foolish indeed in investing a dollar in baseball
business. He will have no protection for his
money as players will be liable at any moment
to make a jump and leave him just where the
players are trying to leave the Leacue officials
to-dav. Most certainly the players are respon
sible for this state of things. I fail to see any
excuse whatever for their action: that is. for
their not meeting the League. Their open and
abrupt revolt clearly means the introduction
of the principles of anarcliy into baseball.
This, in my way of thinking, is tbe most serious
objection against the action of the players, and
those wbo support them cannot well condemn
open and abrupt revolts in other phases of life.
Civilization is so far advanced now that reforms
are obtained by reason and not by systems of
rebellion that aim at anarchy and devastation.
The Ten-Club Lcncne.
However, if the matter has to be reduced to
ft conflict, and it becomes a question of tbe
survival of the fittest, I say go ahead. For a
time tbe public will see lots of fun,and thereby
in some respects be the gainers. If it has to
a matter of
"Let him Veep who has the novrcr,
And let him catch who can. "
I would like to see two ten-club leagues.
There will then be an increased interest for a
time at least in the work of each league. .Not
only wpuld there be an interest in anticipating
which league would last the longer, but we
would of course be interested in the respective
contests, and competition would cause the
public to get more favors than ever. But it is
very problematical as to whether or not there
will be an opposing ten-club organization to
that of the League. At present I am inclined
to think that the League means or in
tends to have ten clubs, but I cannot
very well see how the opposing teams are
to be organized. It is not likely that the
Brotherhood chiefs and men like V on der Ahe
will ever agree, and that means a good club
out of the list, except tbe St. Louis players act
like those ot tbe League and bolt wholesale.
There is just as much reason lor their doing
Eo as there is for tbe action of tbe Le.iguo
players. If this were to be done, and I would
not be surprised if it were done, then the
Brotherhood could soon get ten good clnbs. As
stated in yesterday's Dispatch Jlr. Phelps,
the new President of the Association, favors
the idea of a consolidation with the Brother
hood, and there is also a strong feeling in favor
of it in St. LouR But were tbe Brotherhood
players to amalgamate with the Association
they could not consistently claim then that
their revolt from their own employ ers had been
because of unfair dealing. If the League has
been unfair or unjust, then certainlv
the Association is equally guilty. But
this desire on the part of some
' Brotherhood members to amalgamate with the
Association only shows that the great desire is
SJp trample out the League, get money, and
'ftsct prominence. For the life of me I can
sot see how tbe Brotherhood can consistently
leave one set of established magnates and join
forces with another established set. However,
it may be that consistency is not part of the
programme, because tbe fact of the much
vaunted co-operative principle of the Brother
hood being killed shows that the Brotherhood
Is even at that stage to a great extent in the
hands ot a new set of magnates whose eyes
are as much on the turnstile as those of tbe
hawk on its prey. And yet, if the Brother
hood does not join forces with the Association,
I fear they will take a trifle the worst of tbe
struggle with the League and its new mem
bers. I wouldn't advise anybody to underesti
mate the fighting powers of the League. It is
made up of many very honorable, shrewd and
determined men. They have had experience
and have to a very great extent made baseball
what it is to-day. Their brains hate worked
out methods and applied principle; that have
given to the American people one of the best
outdoor national sports that the world has ever
seen. These are facts that must have force,
because if they have not there is no fotce in
truth and justice. And don't let us forcetthe
fact that these gentlemen of w hoin I ha e just
spoken mean to harrass the Brotherhood to tho
full extent of the law. That may mean tint at
best the Brotherhood clubs cannot commence
to play until tbe season is far on. Even if the
law will not sustain the injunctions spoken of
it will require a long time to settle tbe question
in court, and nntil it is settled the players
must remain idle. There are, indeed, troubles
The Leacue Concession.
There has been considerable said about the
concessions of tbe League during the last dav
or two, but, generally speaking, the various
opinions may be condensed into two classes.
viz., that of the ultra-Brotherhood people on
tbe one side and fair-minded people and League
supporters on tbe other. Tbe Brotherhood ad
herents claim that tbe League's concessions
only show us sense of its own weakness, and
that tbey would have never been made had not
an open revolt heen made. I am not of that
opinion, as my readers well Know. There is
nothing at ail to show that hll the evils com
plained of by the players or John AL Ward
would not have been dealt with by the mag
nates at the proper time. I am particular
on this point because I have
always nrced that tbe most manly and business
like course of the rAz era would haro been to
leave met the Leacue before decidioc definitely
Son any pun. That this was not done onlysbows
cthat the rant ana meoi the players nave to a
lereaL.extent been led clindlybjafewTerj!
impulsive people. I feel as confident as of the
fact of my existence that had all the players
been plainly informed regarding tho matter
that there would bave been common senso
enough amongthem to say: "We had better act
as men and hear what the League says before
we revolt." But it may be that some of the
leaders thought that a meeting or con
ference would heal up all the differences,
and they would have none of it, because
with the differences healed, then the leaders'
hopes would have been entirely blighted. I
will always contend that the example set by
the players' representatives in ignoring tbe
League stands as a precedent to warn capital
i-ts against the impulsiveness of the players or'
those wbo we are given to understand repre
sent them. It seems clear enough to me that
had tbe players met the magnates all the
grievances of the former would have been
granted. I venture to say that the concessions
would not have been one whit less tban
they are now. In the early part of the season
I argued that there was every indication that
there would be a reformation in tbe classifica
tion rule and the sales system. Why, Messrs.
Day and fepalding almost stated definitely that
A Good Case.
The report of A. G. Spalding regarding the
complaint of the Brotherhood is well worth
reading. I have examined it very closely and
it undoubtedly is a strong case for the League.
This is said in all honesty of purpose and sin
cerity. The report shows conclusively that the
contract signed last year was the Brotherhood
contract and that amid all the wrangling and
clamor the players only cited one instance of
its being violated by the classification rule.
This was Sutcliffe's case. The sales system
was also complained of. These two
leading features were complained of
by John M. Ward in a letter to President
Young on May 31. Mr. Ward subsequently
asked that a meeting bo held to remedy the
evils. Now, I ask if. according to the players'
own statement of tbe case, there was sufficient
reason for a special meeting? The classifica
tion rule was complained of, but only one case
acninst it was cited, and that only involved
8250. Would it have been business or wise
policy to have met during the playing season
and abolished or changed tho system of buying
or sellinc players! I contend not, and it is safe
to say that no business is conducted in any
such way as tbe demands of Mr. Ward and
others would establish. Mr. Spalding very em
phatically assured Mr. Ward, as there was
really onlv 250 at issue, that it could
be dealt with at tho end of the season, and it
would then be the proper time to discuss the
rules or constitution. In view of these facts I
am not surprised that the League magnates
have made the chances in their rules and
granted Sutcliffe's claim. Altogether I do not
see that tbe players have in the least anything
like an excuse for refusing to meet the League;
except it be that they resolved to icnore the
gentlemen of the League and their vast capital
entirely. But this augurs badly for the na
tional game, and tends to show that persons
with capital invested in baseball need expect
its being wrecked at any moment just as a fit
of impulsiveness or ambition seizes certain
The Gaming Fentnre.
A few days ago I drew attention to what I
deem the betting feature in tbe organization,
or proposed organization of the Brotherhood.
I contend that the conditions which enforced
each club to put up $2,500 to form a pool of
$20,000 to be divided among the first four clubs
at tbe end of tbe season was betting. During
the week I have received a communication on
the subject from Attorney T. J. Fitzgerald. I
now pre the letter in full, as Mr. Fitzgerald
cites the law very clearly and forcibly on the
Dear "I'iungm" Your reviews of sporting
events have been well defined by a cotemnorary as
bring 'terse" and "to the point," but bevond
this von have invariably made clear and nave
given vour readers a very iLtelllglble and exact
representation of sporting matters, let them be
cither In the way ot pleasure or gain. A reviewer
or newspaper writer seldom rises above bis sub
ject, but when he docs and says something to tbe
purpose the gain is the public's, but when he does
not the loss Is his own. M
A good illustration of this was given
in what you term the "IMaers' League sweep
stakes" in last Sunday's issue. The point is well
taken. It makes little difference whether the
-.500 is "subscribed" or "assessed" the results
arc the same, each one of tbe subscribing clubs
bave virtual!? wagered they would win or lose.
There are three attributes, "slue qua non,"
which constitute a pamirg contract or wager. (1)
There must be two parties: (2) one of them most
win and the other lose. (3) neither of them must
nae the Intention to deliver or receive Mr.
Leake. In his well-known text book on contracts,
cites Hairden vs Walsh, where a wager has been
denned as "a contract by John Doe to pay money
to Richard Koe on the happening
of a given event in consideration
of Mr. Hoc paying money to Mr. Doc on the event
not happening." At common law gaming con
tracts were not unlawful, and the courts sus
tained thera and gave relief, provided the matter
of the contra t was legal and such as the courts
could entertain without prejudice to morals and
Itut if tbey pertained to the corruption of morals
or endangered public safety, they were null and
void. I will illustrate, exempli gratia; a wager
upon the conviction of a prisoner in a criminal
trial was held void on the grounds of Its inter
ference with Justice. Likewise nn election
bet was unlawful on the grounds that it would
tend to corruption and pave tbe way for a pecun
iary Interest in the result of an election. The
English reports teem wltb authorities on this
point, and every law student Is familiar with the
once famous case of Hartley vs Rice, where It was
held that a w ager by a person that he would many
w Itliln six years was held void, as operating in
restraint of marriage.
In fact, it was due to this case that brought
about the appeal 8 and 9 ic,
U. ion, making all wagers illegal,
Srovlded. however, that this act "shall not be
ecmed to apply to any subscription or agreement
to subscribe or contribute ior or toward any
plate, prize or sum of money to be awarded to the
winner or winners of any lawmi game, sport,
pastime or exercise." In consequence of the
equivocation or play upon words in sporting con
tributions, the law both In this country and En
gland has been again modified and now only per
mits contributions of plate, cup and such like,
but not to monetary subscriptions where one
must win and the other lose.
There can onlv be a winner where two or more
are to compete in doing something. When these
clubs paid In their "assessment" or contribution.
It was purely an agreement If you win. Ipavyon;
if you lose, you pay me: or. In other words, it
pave the appearance ot being a legitimate bargain
without being so. It was simply and purely a
genuine contract, and a counterfeit of the one laid
down in tbe statute books.
Some Probnble Rc-nlls.
If Mr. Fitzgerald's interpretation of the law
is correct, and I think it is, it would seem wise
for the Brotherhood clubs to bave their essen
tials of organization changed. Assuming the
law is just what it has been stated it is, it will
follow that, to legalize the proposed organiza
tion, would be to legalize wagering or betting.
A club cannot be in tbe new league if it does
not put up its 2.500 as a bet that it will beat
some other club. Mr. Fitzgerald also very
aptly points out that where money is at stake
there is a greater tendency to corruption than
otherwise. That this is true all of us w ho have
had experience in sporting events very well
know. My only desire is to reduce that ten
dency to a minimum. I hold that a national
game should be entirely distinct from ordinary
professional sports, and to contest for stakes is
the leading feature of professionalism.
I fear that there Is comparatively little space
at command this week to deal with questions
outside ot baseball. However, tbe week has,
indeed, been a busy one, and particularly
among the pugilists and boxers. The chief
feature has been the very decisive defeat of
Jem Smith, the English champion, by Peter
Jackson, tbe colored Australian. Those who
read my opinions two weeks ago would be pre
pared to hear of another victory for Jackson.
However, I did not anticipate that Smith would
collapse so. His was a collapse, because,
according to reports, if ever a man acted like a
thoroughly beaten man. Smith did. The re
sult, in my estimation, does not make Smith
any worse, but it makes Jackson better. It
really does seetnas if tho pugilistic world has
secured a colored Ned O'Baldwin.
That Jackson is an extraordinary man
in a glove contest of three-minute rounds none
of us will doubt We cannotfor certain estimate
as to his real worth in a bare knuckle contest
in a 24-foot ring under prize ring rules. It may
never be thus tested, but it seems probable that
he will face Sullivan in a glove contest. The lat
ter ha desceuded from his pedestal, which
raised him so far above colored pugilists, and
has "consented" to meet Jackson. It they
meet in a ring the contest will be a great one,
and the colored champion will undoubtedly
have a verv large following. So far he has pol
ished off his opponents just as handily as Sulli
van could bave done, and on comparison of
public form. I think Jackson has considerably
the best of it. When the Sullivan party re
turned from Europe John L. and his backers
all argued that tbe next best man to Sullivan
was Asbton. Godfrey, the Eastern colored
champion, soon settled Ashton a few days ago,
and Peter Jackson nearly killed Godfrey in
There is an evident desire in various cities to
boom boxing and glove contests. Almost in a
day boxing has jumped out of comparative
obscurity and into prominence again. All the
leading lights of the fistic world wbo were so
familiar awhile ago have suddenly reappeared,
and among others Dominick McCaffrey. Ho
has come boldly to the front and challenged
Sullivan. Tbe latter in turn states that he can
not stoop to pulverize McCaffrey for less than
$10,000. The world must, therefore, understand
that Sullivan's slaughteringniachlne is still esti
maed at a very high figure. However, Mc
Caffrey would be a very foolish man to try acd
get any such stake as 10,000. Demands of this
kind are absurd. Surely, if McCaffrey is such
an easy mark as Sullivan states he is, it would
seem worm wnue to Jtnocc mm down lor
$1,000 or 15,000. But really .McCaffrey has some
claim on Sullivan's attention. The great John
L. hida'tjla -picnic with .McCaffraf by any
means when they met in Cincinnati. I don't
think that Dominick would defeat the big man.
but still he has a right to challenge the pro
fessed champion for a reasonable stake.
The Lesser Welsuts.
There is also much activity among the light
and middle weight exponents of tbe "manly
art." John Quinn,of this city, has put up
a forfeit for Pat Farrcll to fight George La
Blanche for J1.000 a side. This is a bona fide
offer, and I fail to see why La Blanche would
refuse to meet Farrell. I am strongly im
pressed with the notion that Farrell would be a
little too much for the Marine. Jimmy Carroll
has accepted the challenge of Jack McAuliffe,
but the latter may object because more money
is not offered. If he does object on this point,
he ought to explain why he has engaged to
meet Mike Daly, of Bangor, and fight ten
rounds for a purse of SL000. Like the ball
players, we may one of these days see pugilists
forming clubs of their own in order to get oig
purses to fight for.
An old friend of Edward Hanlan, the ex
champion sculler, is before tho public with a
very strong challenge for O'Connor to row
Searle on American waters. Hanlan will give
(at least he says he will) Searle 55,000 if he will
come here and row O'Connor, and will also
Guarantee the Australian $10,000 if he wins.
This Is certainly an extraordinary offer, so
much so that ono is prompted to ask whether
or not it is real or whether or not it is for ad
vertising purposes. Nobody knows his own
business better than does Edward Hanlan, but
I venture to assert that Searle would seem a
very foolish man were he not to accept the
offer, of course assuming that it is genuine.
O'Connor was so decisively beaten on the
Thames by Searle that I am inclined to believe
the Canadian has little or no show with the
Australian. Of course there is no saying about
modern professional scullers nowadays; indeeo.
some people wouldn't be surprised if old len
Eyck were to tump out and defeat both Hanlan
and O'Connor. Prinole.
The Racy Bostonlnn Gives Some Advlco
About the Brotherhood nnd tho Lengno
Conflict Opposition to be Looked
For Hian-Prlced Stars.
I CORRESPONDENCE Or THE DISrATCn.1
Boston. November 15. Tbe war is onl "Can
tho Brotherhood go it alone?" is one of the
questions of the day. The Brotherhood will
meet with great opposition, not' only from the
League and American Association, but from
hundreds of baseball enthusiasts, who look
upon the Brotherhood League as wild and
Utopianistic; a League that cannot get along
without dissensions among the high-priced
stars who have pulled big salary for tho past
The Brotherhood has tho conservative press
of the country opposed to them, and without
the influential papers to assist them, they will
play to small attendance, and that means to
destruction. The salary of tho New York team
last season was $56,000; then add to this
traveling expenses, board, ground rent,
advertising, etc, and some of the new "base
ball moguls" will wish they had stayed at home
to nurse the baby and play garden croquet.
The backers of the Brotherhood in this city
would put out a good deal if they thought they
could down the triumvirs; but 1 hard'y think
they will start In to erect grounds until they
know just where they stand. Charley Corey
and John C. Haynes am the two wealthy men
behind the move in this city, and make no mis
take hut they have plenty of money. More
over, Haynes is dead sore ever since the tri
umvirs quietly bought up the stock of the old
Boston club and ousted him and many others
from their star chamber soirees. Haynes
is a rich man, being a partner in
the world-renowned music publishing
establishment of Oliver Ditson & Co.
Corey is the son of the late Barney
Corey, wbo accumulated $3,000,000 or $4,000,000
in the wholesale liquor business. Another
Brotherhood backer is the irrepressible Gen
eral DixwelL whose fame as a baseball crank
is known from Maine to California. Like
Haynes, he (Dixwell) is opposed to the present
John Morrill is cutting a conspicuous figure
in the Brotherhood scheme, and if the thing is
a go. bo will sureiy be appointed manager. It
Is all right for Morrill to holler for the poor op
pressed player, but 1 noticed he looked out for
nobody but himself when he was captain and
manager of the Boston team. "The poor op
pressed player" didn't stand deuce high with
Morrill at that time: and if -he were receiving
his little $3,500 from the triumvirs, you can rest
assured that he would stick to it ana
let the Brotherhood eo and saw wood
for themselves. Money doesn't play
a prominent part in a ball player's career. Ob,
not A ball player simply looks out for glory
and his family and let him tell it. Already
Tom Daly has deserted the Brotherhood and
wlllplay in Brooklyn. He will be sadly missed,
for Daly was one of the star catchers of tho
League. It is also given out that Denny will
stick to Indianapolis unless he has everything
secure before signing with a Brotherhood team.
The Brotherhood has made a sad mistake in
not holding a conference with the League offi
cials; they have also deceived everybody by say
ing they would do so, and then ening back on
their word of honor. Last August, after tbe
scheme was well under way, I had a talk with
one of the Brotherhood officers, and from what
he told me I felt contldept that the players
wouldn'tgoitalone without first conferring with
the League. I was deceived; lean see through i
all now. "I will write and let you know what
is going on," said the Brotherhood officer. "If
the magnates insist on sendingdetectives after
our players we will retaliate in the same way.
There Is a bitter feeling between Ewing and
O'Rourke, and New York may release the
great lawyer. He can't run as he used to;
nevertheless I think it a shame the way Ewinc
orders him around. The gang didn't like
Spalding in the trip 'around the world. He
has a barrel of money, out he thinks more of a
dollar than I would of ten." He also spoke of
the cases of Sutcliffe, Conway and Casey; also
about the League classifying the men instead
of Nick Young. I spoke about this affair in
one of mv August letters, but as the man has
been one of my best and kindest friends, I shall
not give his name, fearing it might forever
queer him withtheLeaguemagnates;andI even
doubt if the League people would care about
blacklisting this man, for he is one of the
most popular ball players in tbe country, a man
of education and an honor to his protession,
notwithstanding the fact that he was a prime
mover in the late Brotherhood revolt. The
plan of secession was given away by a Chicago
newspaper man who was formerly the official
scorer of the Cleveland club; and it now leaks
out that LarryTwitchell gave tbe schemeaway.
The newpaper man was at New York and was
up for secretary of. the League, but Ward
seems to be very much opposed to him for giv
ing the affair so much publicity. Ward wanted
Harry Wright for secretary.
Fred. Dunlap, the capitalist and house buyer,
who was going to retire from baseball to enter
the more respectable pursuits of a real estate
Shylock, will stay "wid the boys" and bleed for
the good cause, for he expects to rake a little
fortune out of it. Fred knows about as much
about the finances of baseball affairs as a Spitz
dog knows about shinning a slippery lamp
post in the dead of winter. Charley Smith
says Fred was handed a newspaper one dav to
read about the lacing be received, when he
glanced over the shipping news and exclaimed:
"I'm on to that reporter; he's all the time try
ing to queer me." Dunlap has been a saver of
money ever since he started ont with the
Auburn. N. Y., team in 1877 for a salary of $00
a month. He was quite a ball player thpn, and
when he struck for $1,000 to play with Chicago
for 18S0, old man Anson thought he had goat in
the head. Dunlap thinks now that nothing
short of $5,000 a vear will do. The Chinamen
of Pittsburg should boycott Galvin for driving
a laundry wagon. "Gayie" looks much
prettier on a brewery wagon.
Chables J. Foley.
HART IN THE WEST.
Interesting News About Jim nnd His Ball
tSPKCXU. TELZOBAM TO THE SISrATCH.1
Denver, November 16. Jim Hart, accom
panied by the Boston Baseball Club, arrived
in town to-day, and to-morrow will begin to
play a series of gimes with Charley Comiskey's
St. Louis aggregation. These games will be
the greatest baseball event that Denver has
cvernown. The formation of tbe Brother
hood of baseball players is attracting consider
Darby O'Brien, of the Brooklyn club ar
riving in the city this morning. He talked
freely, and declared emphatically that the
backbone of tbe Association will be broken
when the Brooklyns and Cincinnatis step out.
Anew league win he formed, wnicn wiu in
elude Bt. Aiouis, itansas city ana-ueuver,
Brotherhood is a winner.
Clnrk lo Dillon.
A local sporting man called at this office last
evening and stated that he is prepared to match
Jese Clark to wrestle Dillon, of the Southside,
for $100 a side, catch-as-catch-can style. Clark's
backers will be at this office any time suitable
to Dillon to make a match.
Withdraws His Demand.
CHICAGO, November 16. Fred Erib with
draws bis demand that tbe American field
championship cup be forfeited to him, and will
meet C. W. Budd and shoot him the match tor
it at Davenport, la., Thursday next, tbe 21st
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IS IT A COLLAPSE?
Important Keport About tho Brother
A RUMORED BREAK IN HBW YORK.
Some Significant Statements by President
w. a. Kimick.
ME. HEWITT DECLARES HIMSELF.
8yracaiS Admitted to tbe Association and So May
Interesting' rumors are current to the ef
fect that a break has occurred in the
Brotherhood. President Nimick says a few
interesting things. Syracuse is admitted to
the Association, and Kochester may be the
next. Toledo has applied.
IBPXCIAL TELEOUAM TO TUB DlSPATCn.l
Cleveland, November 16. A private
telegram was shown to the correspondent ot
The Dispatch this afreruoon, which came
from New York and contained'rather start
ling information. lwas to the effect that
the threatened break in the Brotherhood
had culminated and that some of the seced
ing players had signed League contracts.
The source from which the telegram em
anated though, your correspondent is not
at liberty to make it public at present, is
absolutely reliable, with emphasis on the
absolutely. The intention of the telegram
was to notify local League players not to
sign Brotherhood contracts. It was sort
of a private tip to hem, and through a friend
the original message was shown to The Dis
AIT IMPOBTANT LEXTEB.
Later in thej;afternoon a letter which had
been mailed on the 15tb in New i ork City ar
rived, addressed to a gentleman who is consid
erable of a local enthusiast and a personal
friend of Cleveland players, tbongh not in any
way identified in a business way with the game,
and its contents were rather startling. It ad
vised the recipient to warn local players to
postpone the signing of Brotherhood contracts
under any circumstances until after the next
Brotherhood meeting. Tbe writer said that he
knew of three prominent Brotherhood men un
der contract with one Eastern club and two
with another; that a break was to come in the
Western section and that certain plavers who
bad not been mentioned in current reports had
affixed their names to League contracts, the
publication of which was withheld for reasons
The letter, in referring to the League meet
ing, said that unknown to tbe Brotherhood,
LEASERS WEBB WATCH IiTO
tbe sessions at tbe Fifth Avenue Hotel, nego
tiations had been pushed in other quarters and
favorable responses received from players. An
explanatory note further on in the letter in
ferred that the break to come in the Western
section was at Pittsburg, and from a bint
dropped the impression was that Beckley, the
big first baseman, would bo in the League as
usual next summer.
LOCAL OPINIONS. '
President Nimick was told of the gist of the
above dispatch, and said: "There ia a lot of
truth in it. X can stand before the world, and
declare truthfully that about 20 old League
players have signed with their respective clubs.
I stake my reputation on this statement. Phila
delphia has four of her best men re-signed. The
others I am not at liberty to name just now for
the players' sakes. But. good heavens, why
should any sensible player not sign with the
League? Answer me that. Let me tell you
what the Pittsburg club means to do as sure as
Pittsburg exists. Every old player of
ours who refuses to play with us
and who plays with a rival clnb
will be proceeded against as far as the law will
allow; and further, every man who supports
these players in violating their agreement with
us will be sued for damages. Now, that is what
we intend to do. just as sure as my name is W.
A. Nimick. The law, of course, may not be in
our favor, but as sure as we live we mean to
fight to the bitter end for what we claim are
our legal rights, so that every man who con
nects himself with the deserting players muot
prepare for a very expensive war. This is no
boast. We will haye, that is, tho League will
5300,000 TO FIGHT
the legal aspects and I think tho law is on
our side in many ways.
"But let me ask why Pittsburg should sub
scribe stock to a stranger when local money is
already invested in tho same business? Is that
fair? Has this clnb, the old club or its propie
tors ever acted dishonestly with the Pittsburg
public? Have we not invested thousands after
thousands of dollars in tho club to please tbe
public, and now when we were just on the
point of getting or having a profit
able club, is it a fair deal for
outsiders to step in and try'to wreck our honest
money and prospects? I question whether a
eood businessman in Pittsburg would do such
a thing. If it can in anv way be proven that
we have acted dishonestly to players or public
I will forfeit my stock. We ask fair play.
That is all we want, and I believe, as a Pitts
burger, that we will get it in this city. Depend
UDonit, that we have piid salaries to players
that are extraordinarily bigh; we have gore
down to our pockets time and time again to
keep good men together, and we have had no
complaints of any account. Then, I ask, as x
business man of PittSDurg why a conspiracy to
rob me and my colleagues of invested money
should be encouraged?"
He Is Not Sure About Accepting the Presi
reFECIAL TELEOBAM TO THE DtSPATCH.l
Louisviele, November IB. A Dispatch
reporter met Mr. Phelps this morning and
asked him whether be would accept the posi
tion of President of the Association. He said:
"You know that my name was proposed with
out my consent, and I had no intimation of
what the meeting was going to do except what
I saw in the newspapers. I will, therefore, be
compelled to consult with my law partners,
Messrs. Jackson and O'Neil. before I can give
a final answer. However, I think it is probable
I will accept. I cannot go to New York just
now and a committee of the Association mem
bers will be in Louisville the next few days and
we will consult as to the proper means of
strengthening the .Association for the next
From what Mr. Phelps stated last night, it Is
more tban probable that the Association and
tho Brotherhood will join issue, and wage a hot
warfare against the League all alone the line.
Fred Pfeff er, the Chicago second baseman, and
oneof tbe chief men in the Brotherhood, w as
in tho citv sovcral days ago on a secret mission
and it Is said thtt be came to consult President
Parsons about tho distribution of certain
players. It is generally thought here that Syra
cuse and Detroit will not be admitted just yet,
but they will be put off until a consultation can
be bad with the Brotherhood. If the combine
is effected, the two clubs will not be admitted,
but the three vacancies will be filled by Brother
hood clubs in League cities. It is said that the
scheme Is to put clubs in Boston, New York
Philadelphia and Chicago, and strengthen the
Louisville, Columbus and Baltimore teams. The
St. Louis and Athletics are considered strong
enough'. The tenth club will be placed in Cin
cinnati, if the Sunday law is repealed by the
new Legislature. If not, the new club will be
put in Pittsburg. This will be a very strong
SIB. TON DER AHE.
Ho Passes Throueb nnd Snys a Fow Signlfl.
President Von der Ahe, of the St. Louis
Browns, and President Stern, of the Cincin
nati club, passed through the city last night.
President Stern refused to say anything except
that the League would come out victorious in
any conflict that may take place. Heisconfl.
dent that the League has rieht on its side and
therefore must be a winner.
Von der Ahe said: "I can tell you that Btern
has bought three of the best ball players in the
East I cannot tell tbeir names, but I am tell
ing von be has Rot three first-classmen. Tho
Cincinnati club will be, in another Beason, the
best club in the League, and don't you fo.-get
it. The League will get plenty of players.
There is no fear of that, and they will be good
More New Men.
Harry Smith, of the local league club, has
signed Catcher Bergen, of this city; Pitcher
Henry Jones, of McEeesport, and Branden
burg, all good players in tne.ctubs where they
nave peen. oranuenuuwisam;gnm,wn, ina
HEWITT GIVES HIS VIEWS.
He States That tho Senators Are in the
Leneno to Stay.
Washington, November 16. Walter F.
Hewitt, President of the Washington Base
ball Club, returned to this city this morning
from the New York League meeting, and in
an interview witjj Associated Press repre
sentative, expressed himself as being highly
pleased with the results of the meeting and
policy to be pursued by the League. He said
that the weaker clubs of the organization,
which had heretofore been in the minority and.
had consequently little Influence at League
meetings, were enabled, because of tbe attitude
taken by tbe Brotherhood toward the League
demand to what bad been religiously refused
them, and to raise the per cent of visiting
clubs from 25 to 40 per cent. The meeting, bo
said, was the most harmonious he had ever at
tended, and the disposition and aim of the
delegates was to unite in the fight against
the Brotherhood. So far as the Wash
ington club is concerned, he said that
it was in better condition to-day than
it ever has been since its admittance into tho
League, for tbe reasons that it had no opposi
tion in this city to contend with, and also be
cause it would open the season on the same
footing as the remaining clubs in the organiza
tion. "Is it the purpose of the League to maintain
ten clubs with tbe accession of Brooklyn and
"Yes," he responded, "and I wish to state
emphatically that both the Washington and
Indianapolis clubs are in tbe League to stay,
and that neither will dropout."
Then Washington will have a League clnb?"
said the reporter.
In answering this question Mr. Hewitt said
that for a time ,he baa seriously thought of
sending in his resignation, but now that the
League had legislated to "live and let live,"
the Senators would bo in the battle, even
though he did not receive pecuniary assistance
from outsiders. In reply to the question as to
why tho League adopted the resolution provid
ing that no clubs shall sign a player before
February 1, ho explained that it was done for
the pnrpose of killing competition among
dubs, and also to abolish tbe system of paying
exorbitant sums of money for releases. It
does not mean, however, that negotiations can
not be entered into with a player or club before
that date. For instance: If three or more
clubs desire tbe services of tbe same player, it
is the duty of these rival clubs to notify tbe
President of the League, stating the price
offered for the plavor's release, ana on Febru
ary 1 it will bo made known which club makes
the highest bid, so that neither the player,
himself nor the unsuccessful bidders will
know now much was paid.
FILLING THE VACANIES.
Syra'cuso an Association Member and Ro
chester May be Another.
tsrXCIAL TZLZGBA1X TO THE DtSFATCIT.l
New Yoke, November 18. To-day for the
first day in two weeks, tho corridors of the
Fifth Avenue Hotel were free from crowds of
Brotherhood men, All of the League people
bad gone home with the exception of Treasurer
Howe, ot the Cleveland club, who will start to
day. The Association delegates were on band
at an early hour and went into parlor C, where
the League people held their convention to fin
ish up their week's work. This work consists
of filling the vacancies occasioned by tbe de
sertion of the Brooklyn, Cincinnati and Kansas
City clubs. There were four applications for
membership Syracuse, Rochester, Detroit and
Toledo. It was generally denied that the last
named club was seeking admission, but Mana
ger Chapman, of the Louisvilles, exhibited a
telegram" from President Ketcbam. of the To
ledo club, manifesting a desire to join.
There was a great amount ot secrecy ob
served this morning and many wblspered con
sultations in the cafe between tbe delegates
and the representatives of the minor leagues.
Shortly before 1 o'clock President R. V. Miller,
of the International Association, A R. Dickin
son and George O. Fraser, of the Syracuse
club, were summoned to tbe meeting room and
15 minutes after the Association adjourned to
meet December 9 at Columbus, O. The only
business done at the session was the admission
of the Syracuse club to membership. The rest
of the applications will be dealt with by tbe
Finance Committee, to whom they have been
referred. Everything points to the admission
The National League of Baseball Clubs com
pleted its work to-day, and before adjournment
was taken the plan of action against the re
volting Brotherhood players was adopted.
Messrs. Byrne, Young and Reach, the Com
mittee on Negotiations, which was appointed
in accordance with resolutions adopted at the
suggestion of A Or. Spalding, will work bard
for the next few weeks so as to be able to pre
sent an encouraging report at the re-convened
meeting on January 2S. They say that there
will be no difficulty in getting all the players
necessary tor the success of the game. Several
of the League delegates met in A. G. Spalding's
office this afternoon, but nothing was done.
THE BROTHERHOOD OATHS.
Some Solemn Features of a Secret Organi
zation. rSFECIAI. TELEOBAU TO THZSIEFATCn.
The Sporting Times will to-day publish tho
Brotherhood constitution entire. Following is
the section or article containing tbe oath: Ar
ticle VI Initiation:
Section 1. The candidate having been regu
larly elected, shall appear before the Presi
dent of the electing chanter at a meeting of
that chapter, and take the following oath:
"I (candidate giving full name), do solemnly
swear to strive to promote tbe objects and aims
of this Brotherhood in accordance with its con.
stitution and by-lawj;
Never to take an undue advantage of a
brother in good standing.
Never to permit an unjust injury to be done
to or continued against a brother in good stand
ing while it is in my power to prevent the
To assisra worthy brother in distress.
To render faithful obedience to the will of
tbe Brotherhood as expressed by the decrees of
the council or by a vote of my chapter.
To all this I make my solemn oath before
Almighty God and in the presence of these
A Club for the N. V. and W. P. Proposed
It has been decided that McKeesport will
have a professional club, to be a member of the
New York and Pennsylvania State league or
tbe Tri-State league and a county league club
next season also. The latter will be composed
of most of tho players of tbe old county league
Manager Torreyson has signed James Provins
for the professional club, and will sign Thayer
Torreyson also If possible, and it is thought
that the latter may be made manager of the
professional team. Up to to-day he has re
ceived 65 applications ftom players for places
on the professional team, and will have no
trouble in signing good men. He has his eye
on an excellent battery, and will send a dele
gate Wednesday to attend the meeting of the
Tri-State league at Springfield, O-, and one to
Jamestown, N. Y.. on the 19th to attend a meet
ing of tho New York and Pennsylvania State
leacuc,with a view of hitching tbe professional
club to one of these leagues, and it will proba
bly be the latter.
GLOOMY AT ilALTIMORE.
All of Bnrnlo's Good Men May be Sold to
tSPECIAI. TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH. I
Baltimoee, November 16. All the base ball
cranks in Baltimore were startled when they
learned that the Cincinnati and Brooklyn clubs
had deserted the American Association, and
more so when it was learned that tbe Kansas
Citv club bad seceded. What will become of
the'Baltimores is a mooted question.
From a private source it was learned to-night
thatKllroy, the crack pitcher, bad been sold
to tbe Boston club, and that the remaining star
players would soon be transferred to other
cities. The owner of the club, whom Vice
President Walz represents, is in New York,
and it is stated that sinco the three clubs have
seceded he Is in favorof sellingTucker, Griffin.
Shindle, Foreman and Quinn. This means that
there will be no club hero next season unless
the Washington club franchise can be pur
chased and Baltimore admitted into the
Deotteb, Col.. November 18. The St. Louis
boys knocked out the Boston lads in this city
to-day to the tune of 5 to 1, that being the score
atthe end of the ninth innine. The weather
was quite chlllv, but for all that there was a
good attendance on the ground, fully 2,000
being present. Score by innings:
St. Louis I00001S3 5
Bostons :::..::::..::.:::::.oo o o o o o 1-1
Base-hlts-Bostons, 4; St. Louis, 7.
Krrors Bostons, 2: Bt. Lonls, 1.
Batteries-st. Lonls, Chamberlain and Boyle:
Bostons, Daley and Qanzell.
Broctbers a Brotherhood Man.
rsrxciAi. TELEORAH TO THE sisrATcn.t
Boston, November 10. Dan Brouthers has
cut loose from tbe Boston LeaRne clnb. He
signed a Brotherhood contract to-day to play
with the new club In Boston next year. It looks
very much as though Arthur Irwin was to be
...nnr tho now Rrntberhood nine In this
city, .with Kilroy as pitcher, Brouthers on first j
IDM9 jana ?rpp naivoiuuivw JTtiZlSrTSlj
kPljBl mts wwiw jrre
PEIDDT THE WINNER.
He Defeats McClelland in a Great
SMITH'S FRIENDS DESERT HIM.
The Britisher's Defeat Leaves Him a
PEINCET0N EASILY DEFEATS DAETAED
Winners at Elizabeth afnd General Sporting- Hews of
Peter Priddy defeated E. C. ITcClelland
in the exciting local mile race. Jem Smith's
defeat by Jackson has left him without any
friends. Princeton beat Harvard in an ex
citing football match.
It is some time since there was a more ex
citing foot race in this city than that of yes
terday between Peter Priddy and E. C. Mc
Clelland, both local pedestrians. It is also
safe to say that never was a sqnarer race
run, and the fact that the contest was free
from tampering left even the talent in doubt
until the race was decided. The contestants
ran one mile on Exposition Park, track for
$500 a side, and, to say the least of it, the
talent were completely upset, as McClelland,
almost a 2 to 1 favorite, was very handily beaten
by Priddy, after one of the finest races seen in
About 800 people. were present, and everyone
was enthusiastic about the race. All tbe near
towns were represented in the crowd, but tbe
feeling preponderated in favor of McClelland.
He, until yesterday, was an unbeaten man, and
his backers and admirers stuck to him'with re
markable confidence. Betting was lively at
$25 to S15, and some bets were made at to lo-ic.
Altogether a large amount ot money was in
vested on the race.
A MUDDY TBACK.
The track was extremely muddy and tbe con
testants were compelled to run on the extreme
outside almost the whole distance. This caused
them to cover probably 40 yards more tban one
mile. This condition of things was understood
to favor McClelland, and he became atthe start
a sounder favorite tban ever. Ted Johnson,
wbo was. chosen referee on Friday evening,
conld not officiate and George Gang acted in
that capacity, giving every satisfaction.
It was about -130 when the contestants, ac
companied by tbeir trainers, toed tbe mark.
In short time the runners were sent on their
jonrney. McClelland getting away with about
two yards in front. Priddy went away with
a vigorous stride and at once got
within a yard of McClelland. Priddy then
fell back about two yards, and with this differ
ence between tbey raced to the quarter in
ono minuto and seven seconds. McClelland
still pegged away, getting out tbe pace at a
merry gait considering the state of the track.
Priddy kept at his heel, and the race at this
stage was exciting. There were cries of 5 to 2
on McClelland. He was running well, and so
When nearing the half distance Priddy, in
response to Sam Day, his trainer, quickened
no, and without much effort got breast and
breast with McClelland at tbe half mile point,
afid within the next few yards passed bim smil
ingly. The pair then raced breast and breast past the
three-quarters pole, and, indeed, the race was
splendid. McClelland, who by this time was
convinced that he had caughta tartar, struggled
on like a hero. Priddy stuck to bim Ilka a
shadow, and wouldn't be shaken off. On round
ing tbe turn for the borne stretch Priddyforged
to the front, the struggle being desperate. Mc
Clelland really died hard, and he held on until
tbe beginning of the stretch was reached, when
Priddy drew out
WITH AN EXTRA. EFFOBT,
and McClelland hadn't an extra ounce with
which to respond. The race was won and lost
amid deafening yells. Priddy passed the wire
an easy winner by about 20 yards in 4 minutes
and 48 seconds.
Comment on the race need be brief. Mc-
'Clelland at the distance was outclassed. He
ran a game race, but as has been stated in this
paper time and time again be lacks tbe speed to
run any distance as short as a mile against a
good mile runner. His lacK of speed is his
stumbling block in a mile race. However, he
is a game man and stuck to a superior runner
yesterday in a way that ought to gain the ad
miration of everybody who saw tho race. He
was in excellent condition ana no fault could
be found with his trainer, Chris Roselip. Mc
Clelland's backers losed like heroes and merely
said a better man had beaten them.
Priddy ran a better race than many people
thought he could run. He had run no trial,
but as usual he was confident ot victory, al
though many of his friends were afraid. He
had been extremely well prepared by Sam Day,
and the latter and George Smith coached him
excellently on the track. Priddy was inclined
to save S25 with McClelland in the gate re
ceipts, but Mac objected, so that Prindy got
all tbe admission cash. Priddy is undoubtedly
a more natural runner in style than McClel
land, and this told its tale when the argument
became hot. However, it was evident that at
the half-mile point Prindy had too much speed
for the Sobo representative. Priddy simply
won because be is a better mile runner tban
McClelland. He, however, is a plucky oppo
nent for any man to tackle.
SMITH IN THE SOUP.
All of His Old Friends Desert Him Becnase
of His Defeat.
BT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.
London, November 16. CopyrightJem
Smith has lost caste. Since his defeat last
Monday morning, none of his old backers seem
inclined to support him, and though the match
with Slaviu will probably come off,his friends do
not seem enthusiastic about it. There is some
talk of Slavm's hands showing signs of weak
ness, but tbe notion of tbe Australian is that
they will hold out quite long enough to settle
the English champion. The fight will take
place in France. ........
Jackson and Smith have had three days' ex
hibition boxing at the Aquanum this week.
Some people thought Smith might bave another
try in order to rehabilitate himself, but tbey
weTO mistaken, for it was very quiet and dull
all through. Jem Mace says there is only one
man who can beat Jackson, and that Is John L.
Sullivan. .Mace is heartbroken that such a
man as Smith should pose as champion. He
thinks Sullivan tbe finest fiehter he ever saw,
and believes he could train him to meetanyone.
Mace has offered to box Mitchell three rounds,
to let the public see the difference between the
old style and the new, but Mitchell thinks tho
game is hardly good enough for him.
Elizabeth. N. i., November 16. Racing re
tirst race, flve-eiehtbs or a mile Mamie B won
In 1:0 Express second, Bradford third.
Second race, three-quarters of a mile Kalnbow
wonlnlH. Oregona second, Casperthird.
Third race, one mile Bohemian won in 1:51,
Theodoslns second, fethlem third.
Fourth race. three-o.narters ofa mile Bellwooa
won In 131, Ban Cloche second, Martin Knsaell
Fifth race, three-quarters of a mile-Freedom
won in IrtOM, Coldstram second. Puzzle third.
Sixth race, one mile-Lonely won In 1:S1),
Stepheanle second, Gallatin third.
Bllllnrd Tournament Terms.
Chicago, November 16. Tbe terms of the
much debated billiard tournament were an
nounced this evening. The leading provision
is that there shall be two contest one in New
York and one in Chicago. The first is to be a
handicap in lines, and to be played in ew York:
the latter part of January. Thesecondisto be
a handicap in points, and takes place in Chicago
about 30 days after the first tournament. Tbe
Brunswick-Balko Collender Company will
donate 52,500 for each tournament; each player
to pay an entrance fee ot S250 for each tourna
ment, and roust participate In both. In tho
New York tournament.) Schaffer, Slosson and
Vlgnaux are to play 14-inch balk line, and the
other players 8-inch balk line. Games are to
consist of 500 points- each.
Philadelphia, November 16. Tbe football
teams of the University of Pennsylvania and
Bulger's College played a game here this after
noon, resulting in a victory for the university
boys by a score of 14 to 0.
HAKTTOBD. November 16. Trinity defeated
S'evcns at football to-day by a score of 12 to a
"speingfield, Mass.. November 11 Yale
defeated Wesieyan oz to u, on nampnen rats,
-. . .. ....... ... n ..tia mnlnn.lilfi ,. ,a "I hfl
this aitemwu, .m vuauiwu.ujij ,,nu.v
work of the Yale team was very loose.
How Tary Finished.
Following is the official standing of
County League clubs for last season:
East End Athletics 21
Braadoelcs .' IS
' 3I ,
Homesteads ...... ...-.Tr...... nt
Htn Stars .IKSKrrT.Tiffl
I L'OftisWdl,-. r-.iV."..M...TJ
i Ml -m 1 1 Si'msss
COUNTY LEAGUE WINXEIIS.
The Laclur Local Men Who Won the Good
The final meeting of the Allegheny County
League for tbe season of 1889 seemed to be a
veritable lova feast. All the clubs belonging to
the league were represented, and each dele- j
gate seemed to try and outdo tbe others in en
deavoring to congratulate Manager Edwards
on the success of bis team, while the latter gen
tleman endeavored to accept their good wishes
with becoming modesty. After the meeting bad
been called to order by" President Clark tbe
first business in order wa? the report of the of
ficial scorer in regard to the official standing of
the different clubs at the end of the
season and the individual averages of the
players. After Official tJcorer Eawards had
read his report of the standing of the clubs, a
motion was then made that as the Last End
Athletics appeared to bave the highest percen
tage of victories in tbe league they should be
awarded the pennant for tbe season of law,
which had been so kindly offered by Mr. A G.
Pratt. This .motion was then carried unani
mously, and Mr. Clark presented the trophy to
Mr. Edwards in a few well-cboen words and
Mr. Edwards responded with quite a lengthy
speech for which be was heartilypplauded.
Manager Torreyson, who made such a eallans
light for tho flag, was then called on and ha
responded by Saying that although be did nop
get there this time, still he thought ho would
make someone hustle for it next year, he was
also greeted with applause. , ,
Official Scorer Edwards then read tbe official
averages of the different players, and bis aver
ages were accepted bv the league. A great deal
oi interest was taken in these averages, on ac
count of the different prizes offered for in
dividual excellence in the different features of
thogame. According to the official figures,
Henry Laner, of the East End Athletics,' Won
the gold medal for batting, with tho phenome
nal average of .517 per cent in 21 games; John
Baker, ot the Braddocks, and M. Halleron, of
tbe Etna Stars, are tie for tbe gold medal for
tbe best fielding average, each bating a per
centage of tUCO in IS games played.
James Provins, of the McKeesport club, stole
42 bases in 21 games, and he will carry off the
medal offered for the most stolen bases. Jim
Gray, of tbe East End Athletics,, will carry off
the medal for the player scoring tbe most runs,
ho having scored 4!) in 21 games.
There seemed to be general satisfaction when
the result of tbe different contests for tha
prizes was announced, and everyone seemed to
agree that they had been awarded to the proper
parties. A committee of three, consisting of
President Clark, Secretary Barr and Treasurer
Schooler, was then appointed to settle the
financial affairs of the league, and make a re
port to tbe different clubs. A resolution was
then drawn up as follows:
"Tbe Allegheny County Leagne hereby
thanks Mr. A G. Pratt for his kindness in pre
senting lo the above league, a trophy which
would do well worthy of a contest in a larger
organization. They also thank him for tha
universal kindness and courtesy with which ho
has always treated the different clubs,and mem
bers of clubs in tbe league."
After a lew woids from each one of the
different delegates present in regard to the
successor the leagne during the past season
and the future prospects of tbe organization
for next season, the meeting adjourned to meet
at the call of the President. ,
They Easily Defeated the Harvard Boys at
Boston, November 16 Never In tho history
of college athletics has such a vast assemblage
attended a contest in Cambridge as that of to
day to witness the game between tbe Harvard
and Princeton football elevens on Jarvis
Field. Every seat was taken long before play
was called, and a mass of straggling humanity
15 to 20 feet deep entirely encircled the field
ontsideof tbe ropeo. The respective teams
were greeted with deafening cheers as they
came on the grounds for preliminary practice.
It was a perfect football day. The ground was
hard and firm, and just a faint northwest wind
was blowing diagonally across the field. Fully
10,000 people were sitting or standing about tbe
field when the two elevens appeared for their
The Princeton men looked confident and the
supporters of the crimson bad an earliest f eelinz
that whatever the outcome tbeir eleven would
make a hardy, pamey fight. The teams lined
"up as follows: Harvard Comneock, left end,
weight 160: Upton. left tackle, 160; Cranston,
left guard, 180: Tilton. center, 190; Trafford.
right guard, 175; Stickney. right tackle. 163;
Crosby, right end. 145; Dean, quarterback, 145;
Lee, left half back, 170; Baxe, right half back,
160; Trafford. full back, 160: average weight of
tbe team, 165 pounds: avcrace welcht of rush
line, 168 pounds. Princeton Warren, right
end, weight 14S: Cash, right tackle. 161; Biggs,
rieht-gnard.T80; George, center, 178; Janeway,
left guard. 204; Cowan, left tackle, ISO; Don
nelly, left end. 151: Foe, quarter back, 132;
Black, right half back. 168; Cbanning, left half
back. 144: Ames, full back, 155; average weight
of team, 164 pounds; average weight of rush
line, 172 pounds.
The match was well played, and Princeton
won by 31 to 15.
The following dispatch shows how the news
was received at Princeton:
The news of Princeton's victory in the foot
ball game with. Harvard to-dav reached here
about 6 o'clock to-night. Fully 500 students
were at the telegraph office to catch the latest
arrival of news. When the final score was an
nounced pandemonlnm reigned supreme, and
tbe old town to-night is undergoing one of the
greatest awakenings it has experienced in
many years. Amid the play of fireworks, the
din of horns, drums, etc. a great pile of com
bustible material was heaped around tha old
cannon on tbe campus and burned. After the
celebration around tbe fire tbe student's pro
ceeded in line to tbe president's house, where
addresses were made.
THE CHRISTMAS RACE.
All tho Leading Pedestrians Resolve to
Start In tho Contest.
Everything Is progressing favorably for tha
big local 72-hour pedestrian contest which Is to
take place at the London Theater during
Christmas week; Yesterday interesting letters
were received from Noremac, Hegelman and
Guerrero. The first named states definitely
that all the leading pedestrians in the country
will start in the ra:o. Ha states than Dan
Herty has promised to coma and so has George
Cartwrigbt. Howarth is training already for
Hegelman in a letter states that he and Con
nors will start. The first named is certain that
be will defeat any man in America 12 hours per
day. He also states that all the champions are
preparing for the race as 8,000 in cash is worth
trying for. Moore, Spices, Adams, Golden.
"Little" Smith and other prominent go-as-you-please
contestants have resolved to start in the
The track will be 23 laps. It will be an en
tirely new track and will be laid under the bet
supervision. The first man will receive HoO
and all tbe prize winners will be required to
stay on the track nntil tbe last hour expires.
PITTSBURG'S SCRAPPISG BOBBY.
The California Clnb Want to Match Pat
Fnrrell With the Marine.
Pat Farrell, Pittsburg's pugilist policeman,
received a letter from the California Athletic
Club of San Francisco, yesterday, asking him
at what weieht he wished to fight in the pro
posed match before that clnb with La Blanche,
The letter propounds a number of questions
in connection with tbe proposed match, and in
timates that Farrell's backers must be prepared
to put up a good round sum, as La Blanche is
now in a position to demand fancy Azures, and
will, no doubt, take advantage of it.
Colonel Brace's Sale. t
Elizabeth, November 16. Colonel 8. D.
Bruce conducted a successful sale this noon In
tba paddock. The horses sold comprised tha
entire racing stables of McClelland & Rock,
wbo have dissolved partnership, and Mr. A M.
Hunter, the junior partner of tbe old firm ana
a famous St. Louis sporting man publicly an
nounced bis intention of buying Badge, but
Bookmaker George Walbaum wanted htm to
start at Guttenburg this winter, and when Mr.
Roche bid $9,300. Mr. Waloaum went bim flGQ
better. Tbe St. Louis man reached bis limit,
and Walbaum secured the celebrated Badge
for 9,600. The names, ages, pedigrees, selling
E rices and purchasers of horses are as follows:
iradford, b. h. (5). by Imperial Glengarry or
Bramble-Nevada; G. Walbtum, S3.100. Badge,
b. c. (4), by Imperial IU-Used-The Baroness;
G. Walbaum, 11600. The Lioness, b. f. (3). by
Imperial Billet-Vega; B. Roche. JL550. Hey
dav. b. c. (3). by Iroquois-Ontario; C Pot,
$1,700. LordTPevton, b. c (2). by Leoitus; Ed
Brown. SL0O0. Frederick L. b. c (2), by Long
fellow Frederick; Matt Sharp. 11.025. Property
of William Hunter: Mr.Pelham.tt c. (2). by
Imperial St Blaise-Danntlcw, F. Esbner. 31,050.
Salvinl; A.M. Hunter, IL50O, VosburgjAM.
The Quoit Match.
SPBCIAL TXLIOBAM TO THI DMFATCR.t
McKemtort, November 18. Arrangements
were completed thbevenineforthe third cams
of quoits for $100 aside between John Jinks,
of McKeesport, and Charles Carmen, of
Suters. The match will take place at McKees
port Saturday next. The stakes are np- Tbe
raea have pitched two games, each winning
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of the nurse offered in the Warren-Murphy
fight. Ho claims that tbe fight was stopped by
tbe club and declared a draw, and that under
tbe agreement he is entitled to one-half ofitha
purse offered. ".
Far West Racing. JCj '
San Fbancisco, November 16. Thafall
meeting of tha Pacific Blood Horse Associa
tion opened auspiciously to-day. Tf
The first race was a mile dash Abi woni
Daisy D second. Jubilee third. Time. 1:4L .
Three-quarters ot a mile. Ladies' stakes-J
Muta won, Jessie O second. Time, 1:16. Wbi?
ban's driver, O'Neil, was thrown at the quar- -ter,
but was not seriously hurt.
One and one-half miles. November stakes, ,
51,000. all aces Peel won in 2:363. Mikado seo--ond.
Three-quarter mile beats, selling Long Short "
won, Kil dare second, Ida Glenn third. Best'
time, I J4.
Palo Alto Falls to Lower His Record.
ISFECIAt, TEIEOBAX TO THE Dig PATCH. 1
Napa Citt. Cax., November 16. Palo 'Alto
started this afternoon to beat tha stallion rec
ord of iriZ, but made a bad break on tba home.'
stretch and failed. His time was 2U2, Tho '
quarters were made in 3 1:06, 1:39 and 2 J2Jife '
S unol trotted an exhibition mile in 2:15. 8Um4,
bonl again lowered bis record this afternoonJW
and trotted a mile in 20 A prfVatewwaeerM
of $10,000 that Stamboul would make 2:13 before,,
the year is out Is still undecided. His time" at
the quarters to-day was 33, W5Ji, 139, 2d2Jiri rrr
A FIcfat to a Finish. . - .
Knoxvtxae, Tenn.. November 16. A fight,
to a finish with skin-tight 'gloves. Marquis! of'
Queensberry rules, occurred here this mornings
at 3 o'clock. The pugilists were Frank Mo5
Hngh.a featherweight champion ot Cincinnati,
and Joseph Fappiano. of this city. Tha fight!
lasted ono hour and ten minutes, and IS rounds
fought. Fappiano threw up, and light and
purse of $500 were given to McHugh.
A Football Waterloo.
Buffalo, November 16. Cornell defeated
Michigan University here to-day at football by-68to0.
First Meeting In the New HalU
The Teachers' Academy held their first
meeting in their new ball on Sixth avenue'
yesterday afternoon. The only work dono
was tbe election of Hiss Ollie Smith, of
the HcCandless school, to membership,;and
the appointment of a special committeejoj
prepare a beneficiary clause as an amendv
ment to the constitution and make a" report
at tbe January meeting of the. academy!.
The pnrpose is to establish a benefit . fdndj.
and paybenefits to the members who majj.
become incapacitated from following" theirs?
occupation by infirmity or age. JMSi
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CONROY At her parents residence. Mala ,' J&
street. Sharpsburg, on Saturday, November'lNS?
16, 1880. at 1130 P. M.. MIS3 ClffTA CONKOT. vjSsT
Notice of funeral hereafter. "?Kp
JACKSON At theVestdenc of her daugbS?'
ter. Mrs. Thomas H. Frost, 116 Bluff 'street,?
Pittsburg, on Sunday, November 17, 1889,atr
122U a. M.,Mra. Maria Jackson, aged 81
Notice of funeral hereafter.
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