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PREVIEW OF SPORTS.
Featnres of the Baseball Con
,;.; .troyersy Discussed.
SSdhe new league meeting
.Remarks About the Sculling Cham
pionship of the World.
WILLIAM O'COHKOE'S PLAK BEST.
Intersstin Facts .Alout the Prophets of
the Ennning Eaces.
OLD TIME AND MODERN PUGILISTS
Before .another week elapses Christmas
'Day will tare come and gone, and I take
tils, opportunity of wishing all those who
read.tbese reviews a merry Christmas and
happy .Hew Year. Once every week with
out intermission since last Christmas we
have had a long talk. I may have said
many things that may have grated harshly
on the feelings of some, but in every in
stance I have stated my honest convictions,
and 'never intended anything ungenerous,
those who"bave followed my opinions regard
ing events before they have taken place cannot
have been led far astray, as I nave only been
mistaken twice during the year, viz: In the
O'Connor-Searle boat race and In theDempsey
La Blanche battle. A merry Christmas to all.
The Baseball Situation.
It is not unsafe to say that readers of Use
daily papers, particularly, those who take
special interest in baseball matters, are heartily
sick of the long stories of the national game,
that day in and day out have been appearing
in print. All of us have seen columns and
columns to the effect that the League is doing
this and will do that: and that the Brotherhood
is hatching this scheme and will pulverize that
party, until we have wished baseball consigned
to the alleged resting place of that famous,
though mysterious personage Sir. McGlnty.
I don't intend to say much about the affairs of
baseball this week, but it is incumbent that a
few remarks as to the general situation, be
said: The fight is waxing alittle warmer between
the oldLeague and its rival because the former
is becoming more aggressive than heretofore
and we may safely come to the conclusion that
the conflict has becun in earnest. How it will
end I won't for a moment pretend to say, but
now, that both parties are in the arena, it is the
duty of all of us to give both sides fair. Both
parties have overstepped the limits of honor, if
not of civil law. therefore it seems that the old
principle, that "everything is fair in love and
war," is going to predominate. This fact
makes It all the more necessary for all of ns to
assumeanonbiased attitude and see how matters
will terminate. Let the weakest go to the wall,
if that is what both parties desire. During the
week the old League has gained one or two
good points by a policy that has been predicted
in these columns more than once. That policy is
offerlnc inducements to Brotherhood players to
rejoin their old clubs. This policy will most
assuredly be earned out from now on and will
last as long as the two rival organizations exist.
Nobody ought to be surprised at this, because
it is simply an instance of history repeating it
self. That it will be degrading to the national
Came to a very great extent is certain, and the
time will come when we will all be trying to place
the responsibility on somebody for an entire or
partial downfall of one of the finest national
gamesla tne world.
The HewLenane Heetlnc.
.The most important event of thi week in
baseball has been the meeting of the new
league. It is necessary that a distinction
ahonld be noted between tbe Brotherhood and
'thenew League, because the latter is made up
of-capitalists, and tbe former consists entirely
of players. And by the way this ough; to set
at rest all controversy about the players, as
players, being working for themselves. They
have simply changed employers, and are as
much nnder the rules and regulations of em
ployers as they ever were. Well, the meeting
was in many respects a good one. The estab
lishment of a guarantee fund for the players'
salaries only showed that my previous criticism
on that point was in-the right direction. Tbe
fund, however, is not as big as I would like to
have seen it. The safety of the League would
have been more assured had the fund been one
of $80,000 instead of Q,00a The refusal of the
sew League to consolidate with the American
Association is also very satisfactory, and this
also shows that my criticism on that point was
in the right direction. As a result of the meet
ing two of my principal objections have been
almost entirely removed. Ot course I still hold
my. opinions regardins the manner in which tbe
players inaugurated this conflict, bnt now that
the two contestants are battling with each other
it is only fair to say let the best party win. The
players have a strong antagonist to cope with,
aye, stronger than they imagine, and I expect
that before next April comes many good men
will have been seduced from their ranks. I
claim that this difficulty, that is tbe difficulty of
losing playerr.couldhave been prevented if tbe
new League had been organized in the proper
way. Had each club organized itself, invested
capital in its name and signed its players on the
strength of this capital just as solid as the law
would permit, before holding conventions in
New York to arrange a League, contract jump
ing would have been averted. But men were
signed before either clubs or League were
organized, much less chartered. However,
judging from present indications it would
appear that the good players of the country
will be much more equally divided than the
Brotherhood leaders ever expected. Of course
this will be better for the public. The old
League willbave some first-class teams and so
will the new League. This will make the con.
test between tbe two all tbe more exciting and
will also give tbe party with the longest purse
the better chances of victory. It may be that
tbe newLeague meeting discussed these points;
if it did I have seen no account of them except
a-statement credited to Pfeffer to the effect
that "something must be done to prevent de
sertions." Every desertion of a good man
from the new League is a great blow to its
prospects, because it not onlv weakens it but
makes tbe old League correspondingly stronger.
This may be the rock on which the new enter
prise will split.
Will Plltsbnrg be Dropped ?
Despite the very emphatic statements of the
officials of the jew local dnb to the effect that
tbe club is here to stay, rumors are still cur
rent that such will not be the case. It would
seem folly to continue the rumor any longer,
because the new stockholders are determined
to launch their venture, and if a club has to be
dropped to make room for St. Louis it will
not jbe Pittsburg. Doubtless many non
partisans would like to see both clubs here,
because two clubs would mean cheaper prices.
And this point should not be overlooked by
those now going into tbe baseball business.
Prices must come down, and that means a
losing business for both clubs. I really cannot
see how it can result otherwise, because sym
pathy soon vanishes when the expenditure of
money enters into the question. I am told that
the old League club will reduce its prices SO per
cent, and it that is iionoand thexJub isagood
one, the new club, to secure a reasonable share
of patronage, must also come down to the same
figure. If this conflict brings about nothing
else than a reduction of prices, it will not have
been in vain. If .prices have to come down so
.will salaries. .
' Tbe ScbIIIbk Championship.
VTe are now right into the midst of a heated
controversy regarding who is the champion
sculler of the world, and also what is the best
way to decide the question. I purposed deal
ing with this matter last week but lack of
space prevented my doing so. The question is
an important one to the sporting world, and I
venture to say that it will not be definitely set
tled for a long time to come. The cause of the
present situation was one which anyone of us
will sincerely regret, viztbe death of Henry E.
Searle. The young .champion died just as bis
brow was encircled in laurels and when he was
In the bloom of manhood. And he departed
amid his haloofglorr just when his decease
was least expected. He bad barely returned
from a journey of victory to tho other side of
the world, an J had carried tbe proud title back
with him to his native land. There are some
more sad features surrounding tbe death of the
young champion. However, now that he's
cone, others are contending for the title, at
least they are arguing as to tbe methods to be
used to determine who is champion. Hanlan,
.'O'Connor and Teemer have each made their
tuggeftlwis. Nothing has been heard from the
Australian yet, nor from G. Q. Gaadaur. The
day Searle's death was announced in this coun
try This Dispatch pointed out that the title
left by Searle belonged to nobody until It was
contended for, ana most assuredly this Is a
fact. I think the preponderance of opinion
among sporting authorities is on this side; in
deed I cannot see bow anyone can, with any
degree of reason, contend otherwise. There is
no champion sculler of the world to-day. That
part ot the question is conclusive, and the
great bone of contention it: How can the title
best be contended forf
How to Settle It.
I will not be surprised if Stansbury, the Aus
tralian, lays definite claim to the title or de
mands that American scullers or anyone who
desires to contest for the title go to Australia
and row, I am free to admit that at first sight
Stansbury has some little claim to the first
honors because besot only routed Searle, but
he bad a challenge issued to row Searle just be
fore the latter died. This challenge is certainly
Stanshury's strongest claim, but it most assur
edly does sot entitle him to the honor of the
champion sculler of the world. Tbe fact re
mains he must row for it, because there were
one or two others who were willing to row'
Searle when stansbury issued his last chal
lenge. However, until the Australians are
beard from definitely it is difficult to say what
their views of the matter are. So far the talk
ing has been done by O'Connor, Hanlan and
Teemer. Tbe two last named suggest a sweep-,
stake contest and Teemer suggests a second
course, viz., a regatta similar to tbe Hop Bit
ters affair which took place on the Thames,En
gland. In that regatta the contestants rowed
two in a heat, and it took a few days to end the
contest, Mr. Thayer of Boston, has come to
the front with an offer of $5,000 for a regatta
similar to the above. Hanlan seems to cling
to the sweepstake notion, except he has
declared that be will be - ready to
row anybody next spring. Now both tbe plans
suggested or supported by Teemer and Hanlan
look very well on paper, but I tbink that past
experience has proven that they are faulty
methods in determining a champion. I have
never believed contesting for the absolute
championship of the world or a country in
a regatta or a big sweepstake. Tbe sweep
stake between Chambers, Kelly and Cooper
years ago was a very unsatisfactory one. Bnt
my great objection is that there are too many
races to be rowed In rapid succession, and this
may give some of the contestants an nndue ad
vantage over the others.
I am forced to the conclusion that William
O'Connor has gone ab6ut the matter In the
most business like way. He has followed the
example of Joseph H. Sadler when James Ren
forth died so suddenly. When Beuforth and
Sadler issued a challenge to row any man for
the title, nobody responded within a reasonable
time, and Sadler became the recognized cham
pion. Bagnall subsequently tackled him but
was badly beaten. Welt, there wasTample' rea
son for Sadler being allowed the title, if for
nothing more than his challenge was unac
cepted. O'Connor to some extent has acted
similarly. He was first in the field with a defi
nite challenge, after tbe death of Searle, to
row anybody in the world for the champion
ship, we cannot reasonably deem Stansbury's
challenge to Searle, just before the latter died,
pertinent to this issue, because then tbere was
a champion, now tbere is none. O'Connor's
challenge is in keeping with the best cus
toms of professional aquatics. He comes to the
front and says: "Now here Is tbe title lying
unclaimed, and I'll row anybody in the
world for it under any reasonable condition."
This is a business way of doing things, and
O'Connor's standing is such that his challenge
cannot under any circumstances be Ignored.
If It is not accepted within a reasonable time
I would say let him, as in tbe case of Sadler, be
deemed champion. It may be said that several
persons would like to contend for it, but this
does not by any means interfere with the chal
lenge. The first to accept will be the first to
row. and if O'Connor Is beaten why certainly
his vanquisher will give other aspirants a try
within a reasonable time. 1 really think
O'Connor has the best ot the argument, and
those who decline to make a bona fide match
with him are simply aiding him to the owner
ship of a title without rowing for it.
Hone Racing; Prophets. '
There are many interesting features about
horse racing, but few are more so than that re
lating to the "prophets" or 'tipsters." Pror
riding all events are honest, betting is founded
on the science of probabilities; but the modern
tipster' has become a very important factor
in that science, or at least in tbe business. To
get a "tin" from some unknown man who "fol
lows tbe runners day in and day ont," sends
the majority of obscure turf Investors to the
seventh degree of delight. And it need not,
therefore, be surprising that a very large
amount of money finds its way to these
"prophets." I certainly am not opposed to
turf tipsters, but what I want to point
out is that they are not such a paying
investment as tbetaajorlty of the nubile seem
to think either in this country or in Europe:
In England what is called J3aily't list of turf
prophecies is published every,year, apd it gives
a faithful return relative to when the leading
"prophets" have been right and when they
have been wrong. He takes IS "prophets" and
SB leading events, and not one has scored quite
half, nine being tbe top figure of sure propne
cies. All tbe 16 were wrong on the Czarovrltz
and Cambridgeshire handicap. The majority
of true tips were on "sure" things and there
fore the horses were exceedingly hot favorites.
Tbe best picking of the year was made by 2 of
the 16 who plumped for Dog Rose, a 100 to 7
shot. The above is interesting because a simi
lar state of things exist in this country, and Is
becoming more fashionable every season.
They Know Something.
It must not be imagined that these "prophets"
don't know very much. They know more than
the public, and an English authority, comment
ing on Eailtft list, sap:
Taking them collectively, they know abont all
tnat is to be known. Ther are constantly amour
racing people, in Intimate communication with
owners and trainers and the rest; one has special
sources of Information about one stable, another
about two or three more, and soon; but to what
does the collective wisdom of these authorities
many or them als. reall excellent Judges of
racing, of wba: they see as well as what they bear
amount? In SS guesses tbey were Tight 121
times, and consequently wrong 20O times all bnt
one, and of the 121 accurate selections, 86 tunes
the animal started at odds on. I am very far, in
deed, irom meaning to "run down" or disparage
the prophets. 1 do not think that tbe work could
be, on the whole, better done than it 1st bnt I
dwell on tbe subject for the purpose of showing
what an exceedingly difficult business tbe finding
ot winners Is. Out or 333 selections only 25 horses
against which odds were laid won the races for
which they were picked. What would have bee-.-tbe
result of following any given prophet in th i
principal races of tbe vcar readers mar aster.
tain. I can only repeat that booamakihg is a
real good, game.
About tbe Pugilists.
One of the most amusing features in the
pugilistic world during the week has been the
strong declaration of Mitchell and others that
Kilrain can certainly pulverize Peter Jackson.
Mitchell particularly has been very emphatic
on this point He is a good authority, doubt,
less, on matters pugilistic, but it is difficult to
discern when he is speaking his honest con
victions. I am confident that he was not doing
so when he said that Kilrain can defeat Jack
son easily, and that Jem Smith is a cur.
When Smith was at his best, that is when he
was fighting regularly with bare fists. Mitchell
never would face him, but came to America and
styled himself champion of England. Smith is
no cur. Bnt how Mitchell or any body else can
find reason for saying that Kilrain is superior
to Jackson Is a great puzzle to me: it is some
thing that a "fellah don't know." Why Jack
son has already polished off men In short order
that Kilrain coula not have beaten in a week.
So far as a prize fighter is concerned. Kilrain,
up till now, has been a failure. Mitchell may
try to make capital out of Smith's defeat by
Jackson, but It must not be forgotten that
Smith's physical build is growing more against
him every day. Smith Is naturally a very stout
man and fleshy. His flesh is increasing despite
efforts to keep it down, and his fleshy condition,
is sure to handicap him more andmore every
time he fights. I don't expect that Smith will
be in the ring much longer.
The Big Purses.
Tbe London bloods, at least some of them,
are kicking against the big purses offered for
boxing contests. This Is a question that I have
often dealt with in these columns, claiming that
nowadays more money was offered for a glove
fight than a champion pugilist made during his
life time formerly. Of course a man has a right
to try and get all the money he can in his busi
ness, but another has a perfect right to say
whether or not certain conditions are progres
sive or retrogressive. There are many bad
features in.this "big nurse" business. I mean
purses aggregating Jfl.OOO and up to 110.000.
The system is encouragement for all kinds of
trickery and dishonest dealing. Nobody can
convince me other than McAuliffe and Meyer
would have soon finished their battle had tbere
not been so much money at stake. Why they
could afford to have an understanding and di
vide tbe money. There was plenty for both.
Mark, I do sot say that there was an under
standing, merely say that tbere was plenty of
purse money to give each a very big share and
each one get his share. lam still of opinion
that one of these men would have won had
tbere been less money at issue. Why consider
how McAuliffe kept so close to Daly re
cently. McAuliffe wanted to decide mat
ters there without any hesitation and be
did not "fiddle" round and round as he did
with Meyer. During recent years there
bavo been many instances of the big purse sys
tem, and it will be better for everybody con
cerned were it abolished. Itsimply Is ridiculous
of TtinlA vsntfnf 3S nnn. n tf!.... t-
ght on a platform. To ask it is ndicn-1
lous, but to give it is hrttelteiy sore so.' As far
as a good, lively coatest is concerned I have
i found that there are more of them to be found
among tho "cheap" men than among the lead
ing lights; In a word, it seems that the more tbe
money the bigger tbe hippodrome. Sullivan's
demands may be somewhat excusable because
.of bis Congressional aspirations and political
usefulness. But he ought to tell us how much
he wants for his pugilistic abilities and how
much for his political reputation. Sullivan has
not been so very long before the public, and
with two or three exceptions he nas been a
glovist. I saw the other day a statement to tbe
effect that Sullivan had polished off Dwyer
very easily. This is absurd, however, as the
game was succumbing to consumption before
the world knew of Sullivan. Had Sullivan and
Dwyer ever met the event would have linked
tbe Boston man directly with tbe old timers.
But they did sot meet in battle, and I question
whether they ever met at all. Therefore, I say,
Sullivan has not been very long before tbe pub
be as a prize fighter, and his achievements In
that respect hardly warrant him to receive for
one glove contest almost as much as the Presi
dent of the United States receives for a year.
McAuliffe and Carroll.
After all there is some uncertainty as to
whether or not Jack McAuliffe and J. Carroll
will meet in battle. The California Club lias
fixed the date for the pair to fight at 187
pounds, but McAuliffe desires the date to bo
postponed until March L This demand is made
because, it is claimed. McAuliffe-. has injured
his arm. This may be true, but would not be
surprised to learn that McAuliffe has discov
ered that it will take about nine or ten weeks
at the least to get himself Into condition. At
any rate it looks as if McAuliffe will not meet
Carroll any sooner than tbe date named, and I
expect that this request will be conceded. A
contest between these two lightweights will be
exceedingly interesting to tbe patrons and ad
mirers of the manly art. Each is a clever little
fellowat hU-hnsiness. but 11 both were in con
dition I should certainly be inclmed to favor
the chances of McAuliffe if they fight at 137
pounds. McAuliffe has proven himself a' good
man and a game one. .But, speaking of light
weights reminds me of a few remarks a friend
of mine made the other day on the subject.
He is a veteran patron of the ring, and prob
ably one of the best authorities in tbe country.
He .said: "I have been a patron at the prize
ring for more than 30 years, and I can see no
change so great to-day as the change between
tbe former lightweights and those of to-day.
Dear me, what a contrast tbere is when I look
back 10, 20 or 30 years and see tbe clever and
game little fellows, and then look at the al
leged champions of to-day. Why, now when
Billy Edwards was In his prime, where would
these McAullffes, Meyers and Carrolls have
beent They would have been 'shown up in
their true colors, viz: as windbags rather than
fighters. The great aim nowadays Is to get be
fore the public with a pair of big gloves on,
and extort the dollars from those who have no
more sense than to give them up. Beally I
deem it an insult to Edwards and others of his
class to hear people compare McAuliffe,
Meyer, and others with him. Without doubt
the lightweight class ot pugilists is far, very
far, below what it was a few years ago in
quality. So is the feather weight, and generally
speaking all weights for that matter."
Tbey Visit Pittsburg and .Talk of Their
Vice President Addison and Fred Pfeffer, of
the new baseball League, visited the city yes
terday to confer with the officials qf thenew
local club. The conference was held in the
Mayor's office. The chief object of the
meeting was to talk 4 over tbe situa
tion and to introduce Mr. Addison
to the Pittsburg officials. During the 'con
ference the visitors reassured the local officials
of the certain success of the new club.
After dinner the two visitors, accompanied by
Mayor McCallin and W. W. Kerr, visited Ex
position Park. Mr. Addison, who is an archi
tect, expressed himself delighted with the
grounds. "They will be the best in the coun
try," be said, "not only for location, but for
room and convenience."
Mr. Addison, during a conversation on the
general situation, said: "There was never any
intention of dropping Pittsburg from the cir
cuit. Players and stockholders alike are confi
dent that our club here will be successful. The
grounds are excellent and easy of' access. The
stockholders here have done well to forma
clnb in tbe face of all the bluffing and opposi
tion that has been going on. The lawsuits?
Well. I think there is little in them. They may
never materialize, because the National League
knows It has the worst end of it."
Pfeffer was enthusiastic about the new
League's prospects. "We are all right from
end to end of our circuit The desertions
won't kill us by any means. Some of these
contract jumpers may get themselves Into
trouble. Pittsburg will have a good club I
should think one of the best in the country.
The present circuit of the new League will be
kept intact Von der Abe' never applied for
admlsston to our League, and he was only
allured to New York by the false reports about
Pittsburg. Certainly, we wIU have plenty of
good players to stay with us."
xne visitors leicxor unicago last evening.
GAUDAUE HEARD PROM".
He Disputes Teeraer'a Claim to Bow far the
St. Louis, December ZL Jake Gaudaur, the
oarsman, to-day gave bis views on the sculling
question. He manages to. give his recent op
ponent, Teemer, a severe rap. Said he:
''Well, I think that a race between two, first
class men would decld the mooted question.
Of course, the winner would have to defend his
title against all comers. - There are, however,
only three eligible men for tbe position since
tbe death of Searle. viz.: O'Connor. Stansbury
and myself. I say this not wl'li any desire to
boast; but because I think I am entitled to a
place among tbe leaders. Teemer is a good
man. but I can beat him always when I am in
condition. I beat him a quarter of a mile last
fall in a race on its merits. O'Connor, too, can
defeat him, so he can hardly be consid
ered as dangerous. Hanlon and Beach
are too old. The former's challenge was only
an advertisement He can never get a race
again and be knows it Riley .and Courtney
have retired and the others are.not dangerous.
Peterson, the Calif ornlan. is a very good man,
but Is bo big that after eoiDg a mile tires and
gets very clumsy. McKay is a very fair man,
but is clumsy and awkward. Ten Eyck is a
good man for his weight and age, but must be
rated with Hamm. Tbe latter is too easy-going
to be first class. A man to become' a successful
oarsman must be a crank on boating and devote
his entire time to it Fred Plalsted is as fast as
anyone for a mile, but cannot stay. Hosmer
and Lee are also good men. but nothing like
first class. England has no sculler better than
third-rate. Bubear" cannot be rated as better
than Hamm or men of that class in this conn
try. The Australians have no man to compare
with Americans nnless it De Stansbury. When
the Australians announce that they have a good
man you can put it-down that be is a good one,
rSrXCUt, TSXXOBAX TO TUX SISrATCB.1
New Yobs. December 2L Racing wfll be
resumed at Clifton on Monday. The following
are the entries:
First race, selling, one mile and . a quarter
Banburg, Xing or Norfolk 120 each. J J Ob, Key
stone 115 each, Bedstone, Alveda, Meade, Grooms
man, Flusb.-Adoms, Sherwood 105 each, Charlie
BusselL Beta, isanbrldge, Pegasus, 100 each.
Becondrace, six and one-half furlongs Hard
ship, Dougan, Zangbar, Prospect, Barnnm, High
land Mary, Avery, ttlcnmond. Consignee. Amer
ica, Kloretta filly. Hermitage, John ArMns,
Ariel, Melodrama, 105 each.
Third race, seven and one-half furlongs, selling
Deception 117. Ham 1, atonlown 107, Bed
Light 105, KlplonlOJ. Annie M, Equality, 100 each.
.Fourth race, handicap, mile and a sixteenth
Jnggler 119, Fire Fly IIS. Speedwell 11 Marshal
Luke 110, Hamlet 108, BeUwood 107, Pocatello 107,
Van 109, Iceberg 101, Gray Cloud 102, Clay btock
ton 102, Philip D 89, Vlctrlx 94.
Fifth race. fiTe-elrhtha oratnlle. welter welrhts
Montapeako 150, Prince ' Edward 145, Telle Doe J
im, xnuer uui xssaquena but im. uuaruao, um-
Slie 120 each, Bosarlnm, Woodstock 115 each,
rait Kitty Pease, Bonnie S 105 each, Sparling
100, BedleafSo, Lady Archer 107.
Sixth race, six and one-half furlongs Ban Las
sie 120. Madeline colt Mlddlestone, UramercyllS
each, Memory. Lady Agnes 115 each, Beckle
Knott 109, rail Mall, Owen Roberts, 8am Love
(formerly Fllrter colt), 93 each, UratltudeSS.
rsTzcrai. TzuoBair to-rax dispatch.!
New Yobk, December 2L The races
Elizabeth to-day resulted as follows:
First race, seven-eighths of a in'lle MamJe B
first King Idle second. Meriden third. Time,
1:23. Betting-Mamie K, 10 to 1; King Idle, place,
Second race, fire-eighths of a mile Elizabeth
first Tbad Bowe second. Miss Thomas third.
Time, 1:09. Betting-Elizabeth, X to 5: Thad
ko we. a to 1 straight 0 place bettln g.
Third race, fire-elthths of a jnile Fred B first,
alanola second, Backstone third, lime, l:08)f .
Betting-Fred it. lOtol: ALanols. nlaee. 7 to 5.
Fourth race, one ana one-sixteenth miles King
Crab first Kuton second, Gloster third. Time,
2:01. Betting: King Crab, 1 to 2; Baton, J to L
Ko place betting.
Fifth race, seven-eighths of a mile Glendale
uui race, sevcn-eignins ox a mue uienuaie
it Out Gray second. Clay Stockton third,
ne, 1:36!. Betting: Glendale, 10 to 1: Guy Gray,
itplaee. ' -
z to 1 til
Sixth race, one mlle-Rsplne first Letretla sec
ond. Carrie O. third. Time, 1:54. Betting: Baplne,
3 to l; Carrie U 2 to 1 place.
Harry Mack and Robert Palmer, two expert
amateurs of this city, last evearing played a 380-
polnt game of bllll4s-ia , Gmeweoel's .room,
eh EUywta street Mr. Jtack was the winner.
TALK OF THE TUfiF.
InteresliBg Gossip From Lemgloa
Abont the Eisners.
W. L. SC01TS 1DCKI S0SSI.
Eott Toung Ken Are Idacat&i for the
jlaclng -Easiness. -
A IEARLIHG TflA? MAI BE A WOKDEK.
Information About the Trotters ui, Their Owners'
The special correspondent of The Dis
patch sends some interesting turf news
from Lexington. "W. X. Scott's stallion,
Bayon D'Or, heads the list in his class. A.
former Pennsylvanian has sold three' of the
few trotters daring the rear that have
brought f 10,000 or more. There is a year
line at Lexington that promises' to create a
sensation next year.
icoiutxsroirozatcx or tbs dispatch-i
X.B3OHGT0N-, Kt., December 20. The
racing season of 1889 is abont at an end and
therefore the races rnn from note on will not
alter, to any appreciable extent, the figures
compiled to date on the winners. These
figures show that the leading winning stal
lion for this season is William L. Scott's
imported horse Bayon d'Or. He is closely
followed by the dead imported Prince
Charlie, late the property of Daniel Swigert.
while the third place is occupied 'by Frank
15. Harper's great Longfellow. Bayon
dtOr's get won the enormous sum of $172,
897, Prince Charlies' 169.546 and Longfellow's
$140,015. The biggest Winner was Chaos, by
Rayon d'Or, he capturing S33.650 In stakes and
purses. A college where young men are taught
tbe mysteries of the turf would be a rather
unique institution, but, right here in Lexing
ton, there is a place which can lay distinction
to being something of the kind. That place is
Eagle's coal yard, as no less than eight of the
clerks that have been employed tbere
are now or have been in tbe. employ
of various Eastern and Western bookmakers
as clerks, or in auction rooms as poolsellers.
They are Jule, Dick and OUle Byrne, John
Quinn, Dan Feely, Lee Clark, John. Mc
laughlin and Albert Hollencamp. This can be
accounted for in part by the fact that the late
E. E. Eagle,' the proprietor of the coal yard,
was a great admirer of turf sports and owned,
bred and raced some good ones. Besides, for a
long time Mr. Eagle was Secretary of the Ken
The string of horses belonging to Lyle Sim
mons, consisting of Milton, King; Fortune and
Queen of Trumps, has returned home from the
South, and will go into winter quarters at the
Kentucky Association course here. Mlftonhas
made a splendid showing, having won nine
races this year, and his last four starts were all
victories. He bears no sign of his hard cam
paign, and ought to develop into a grand S-year-old.
Unfortunately, however, he has rather
few big stake engagements.
THE PEOMISING STALLIONS.
The books of that promising young stallion,
George Kinney, are already full for next season
at 816a Tbe first of his get appeared on the
turf this year and all of tbem proved winners.
They are Flyaway, Mt Lebanon, Cecil B. Gray
son and Lily Kinney. Oeorge Kinney is only 9
years old, and the showing made by him in the
stud is truly remarkable. He cost his present
owner, Norrtn T. Harris, of Louisville, 110,000.
Judging by the performance of his get, he
could not be bought now for three times that
amount During his career on the turf he won
$63,875 in stakes and purses. In a trial of year
lings at tbe Association course this week the
imported (In utero) brown colt by tbe Bake
dam Imp. Flon MacDonald, by Knight of the
Garter, showed his heels to several of his stable
companions in a three-eighths scramble, cover
ing tbe distance with 109 pounds up in S3 sec
onds. The turf men who witnessed the exhibi
tion all predict that his career on the turf
will be nothing but a sensational one, and
bis future will be watched with ' Interest
by all. He was foaled at the Bnnnyro de sftttd
and sold at Its sale last spring to McClelland 4
Boocbe for 525, 'and these- gentlemen, to dis
solve partnership, disposed of him at a recent
sale here for SL600, John E. Madden, this city,
being the purchaser. He is well engaged, in
important stakes both as a 2-vear-olo and as a
James Carter, who trained the J. JECMegib
ben&Co. smug of horses the past season, has
signed a contract to handle the horses of Buddy
Brothers. Chicago, next year.
Talbott Bros, have conferred the following
names on their -yearlings which will comprise
the 2-year-old division of their stable next year:
Lena C to a full sister to the Lioness; Miss
Hawkins to a fnll sister to Miss Motley; Brutus
to a full brother to Bay Bldge and Washburn,
and Mount Joy to a half brother to Mount Leb
anon by P.ontiac. Lena Cand MiSa Hawkins
are spoken of a sboth being fillies of unusual
promise, while, Brutus Is a most promising
youngster and Mount Joy bids fair to earn
distinction as a turf performer. In addition to
these the-3-year-old Allies Lillian Lindsay and
Martha Page and the old mare Catalpa
will be trained in this stable, which will be in
charge of tbe well-known young trainer Will
McDanlels. He Is a son ot the late David Mc
Daniels, the trainer of the famous Harry Bas
sett and other noted horses.
MB. YOUNG'S PTTBCHASE.
Mr. Young's recent purchase, Macduff, will
probably be used only as a private stallion at
McGrathlana next year, as will also Onondaga.
The latter has made an excellent showing this
year, no less than 16 of his 2-year-olds having
Droved winners, as follows: Dilemma. Folly.
Grace Ely, Veronica, Henry Mack, Hopeful,
Lizzie D., Milton, Outlook, Outright Ballet
colt, Portlaw. Sena, Onaway, Semaphore and
Onward. Ko other horse ever sired so-many
2-year-old winners in a single season.
Charley Newton, the well-known member of
Mr. Gardner's staff of turf reporters, who has
been laid up lor six months with an injured
foot and from the effects of which injury he
has been several times recently at the point of
death, is now nearly well and will, be able to
soon again assume hisduties on the race circuit
The bookmaklng firm of Claypoole & Co.. of
Columbus, C'js said to have cleared $27,000 the
past season. This firm next year, as during the
past season, will book In the East as well as In
the West Frank Phillips ot Chicago, will
again be on the box for them. Other firms that
have done well this year were P. A. Brady, of
this city, and Aoplegate x Co., of Louisville,
each winning about $00,000. It is said that
Wheelock, who Is the biggest plunger on the
Western tnrf, did not more than make ex
penses. The yearling brother to Outbound in
Brown Dick's stable has been doing some fast
work lately, reeling on quarters mz4 seconds,
and this week he went three furlongs In 37V
seconds. This is about as good as Protectiou
showed at the same age, and Dick thinks he
will make an exceeding smart 2-year-old.
George G. White, proprietor, of the Chicken
Cock stud farm, near Paris, Ky., has bonght at
a fancy price the highly-bred black stallion Clay
Wilkes, 9 years old, by George Wilkes; first
dam by American Clay; second dam the dam
of Howard. 2S!ii, and Jeff Wilkes, 22 He
was owned by the Prospect Hill farm
in Pennsylvania. Besides thh stallion Mr.
White owns the celebrated Victor Von Bis
marck, the sire of the great unbeaten Edge
mark, 2:16, as a 4-year.-old,who won all bis races
as a yearling, a 2-year-old and a 8-year-bId.' Clay
Wilkes will be campaigned next year after he
serves a limited number of mares. W. R.
Broslleld and J. W. Samuels, of this city, have
leased the old Kirklevlngton farm, near this
place. It consists of 400 acres otbluegrrss land,
and It will be transformed ' into a stock farm,
with Bonnie McGregor, 2:13K. at the bead of
tbe stud. His sire, Robert McGregor. 2:1
will also probably do stud service there, but bis
books are already full for next year at 500. ' Ot
the horses that have sold for $10,000 and over
this year John E. Madden, of this city, for
merly a citizen of Pennsylvania, has owned
three ot them Bosque, Bonita, Bluegrass
Hambletonlan and warlock. He also owned
a half interest in the Wilkes stallion Macey.
Some Interesting Features of the Elizabeth
Races In a Fog.
rsrxciAi. rsxxoBAK to tth disfatch.1
Elizabeth, N.J., December 2L Some in
teresting stories cropped out to-day regarding
the racing in the fog yesterday. The .dense
banks of mist which backed np against -the
grand stand hid the starting point from the
spectators, and tbe novel expedient ot having
a bugler to announce the start was adopted.
When tbe nags got the flag the bugler bugled,
and this was all that was known ot the race
until the horses flashed by the finish, in the
fourth race, whether because tbe bugle got
choked with fog, or because tbe bugler lost his
- , 1AAV4ln f.o.11 BATW Mka adta.
betting kept right on. .. , . .-
aad tbere were the' harass,- saw! enough, right
on the stretch, to the anish. Even then one
cunning chap, who stood near the rails and saw
them coming, ran to the ring and placed a $100
bet on the winner, getting In return $800. The
winner was Sophist," and the' odds StoL An
other incident of tbe afternoon was tbe cash
ing ot a forged ticket for $440.
BEEXkS IN THE BANKS.
Hike Tlerean 8Ins Vlth tbe New Tork
League Club no Wanted a Bis;
Salary and Got It Merpttr,
O'Day and Welch Ex-
nected to Sign.
lsrsciAi.Txi.iQ axis: TO 4ft DISrATCB.l
New Yoek, December 2L The first break
in tbe ranks of the Players' League In this city
took place to-day, when Mike Tlernan signed a
contract to play with the New York League
club for the next three years. He will get 85,000
for his first year's work and $3,500 for each of
the following two seasons, making his salary
on an average of $4,000 per season. In,
signing with tbe New York League
Club Tlernan wasn't, hasty at all, and
gave the Brotherhood all the time that
they could ask. f 6r to secure his services. Tier
nan, on bis own behalf, justifies his action by
saying that he had been to the headquarters of
the Brotherhood four different times and had
received no satisfaction. Be said that when
he signed the agreement which All the-players
signed last July, it was specified that he was to
receive no less for his services during the com
ing season than the New York League club had
paid him last season. With this undestandlng
he signed that agreement When It came to
signing be found that tho Players' League of
fered him $500 less than he was receiving, or
$1,500 less than tbe New York club offered him.
He being a young player they wanted to get
him for as little money as possible, but Mike
did not see it in that way. He considered the
question carefully, and made up bis mind that
be was just as well off In the League at a big
salary as he would be with the Players' League
at a small salary. Said Tlernan to-day:
'When I signed the players' agreement it read
that I was to get no less than I received lrom the
League clnb. If It nad said that I was to receive
the same salary do you think that 1 would have
signed that sgreementr Mo, sir. I would not I
am looking for a rise In salary, and If the Players'
Lesgne cannot pay It why I can get It elsewhere.
1 have been 'to see the leaders in the Players'
Leagne four different times, hut they would do
nothing for me. I would have been with them
had they not tried to grind me down. Yon must
acknowledge that I was only asking what was
right Tbe moneyed men or the new League said
that I was lust In my demands,-but they had no
power to help me. 1 was only asking wnat I was
worth, and they knew It to a certainty.
When President Day was at Holyoke during
the past week he secured the terms of ditcher
Welch, and the smiling pitcher will no doubt
place his name on a New York League con
tract In a day or two. Hank O'Day is another
man who has not signed a Players' League con
tract, andisalso regarded as a probable League
player for next Season. O'Day cannot get what
he wants from tbe Players' League. Pat Mur
phy is a sure League man. President Day has
bad a long talk wltb him. and Pat is more than
inclined to sign. Murphy's family is also work
ing nam to get mm to sign wun toe league.
The New York club's managers have decided
to sign their old men regardless of any con
tracts which the players have made with any
other organization. Ther feel certain that
Murphy, O'Day and Welch will all have signed
League contracts by. next Saturday.
THE BROTHERHOOD CHARTERED.
A Hot Legal Fight Ends In a Victory for
the New League.
tSPKCTAL TELEOKAJt TO TBX DIRPATCS.1
Philadelphia, December 2L In Common
Pleas Court No. 2 to-day, Judges Hare, Penny
packer and Fell granted a charter' to the Base
ball Players' National League, of Philadel
phia, a Dili 01 exceptions to tbe granting was
filed on Friday last by Colonel John L Rogers,
Secretary for the Philadelphia Baseball Club
and counsel for the League; in which it was
stated that tbe Court of Common Pleas had
no power to charter corporations Intended for
profit to the stockholders, nnder an act of As
sembly of 1874.
When the application for the charter was"
maae dt j onn m. v anaersiiee, counsel ior tne
local players, this morning, the court Informed
him of tbe bill of exceptions, and as Colonel
Rogers was not present, stated that tbe appli
cation must bo postponed. Lawyer Vanaer
slice' demurred, stating that due notice ot the
application had been given, and requested tho
court to send for Rogers. The request was
granted. When Colonel Rogers arrived be
stated to the court that be did not appear
against the charter as a litigant being a high
nfllcial in the National League, a rival organ
ization, but as a friend of tbe Court
. "My seven years' experience," .he explained,
I wlth baseball matters demonstrates to me the
illegality fit :sucb an- amplication and. belngl
cuguizaofc ui. uio tacit a woura ue unuueu aa a1
partlceps criminis were I not to appear against
"Your Honors!" put in Mr". Vanderslice. 'a
consider the remarks of Mr. Rogers not only
to reflect noon mv honor as a member of tbe
1 - .f .- -T. TT : TJ T
packer, who, previous to his elevation to the
bench, made the application for tbe Athletics'
charter, which was granted, and of which the
one I now present is afverbatim copy."
Colonel Rogers then referred the Court to
the act of Assembly of 1874. on the granting of
charters to corporations under two classes,
those "for profit" and those "not for Droflt"
He showed that the Court's power to grant to
an athletic organization was.under the latter
bead, and argued that the application was Il
legal, as Its end was for profit
The Court ruled that while it was stated in
the heading, "not for profit" yet the words
did not appear in the text and there was ho
reason why the application should not be
"I see also under the head of 'Not for
Profit' " said Judge Hare, "the granting of
charters to cemetery lots. From your point of
view to grant them charters is illegal, as their
end is purely monetary. Yet hundreds of them
have been granted charters since the passage
of tbe act in 1871."
Several other organizations under the same
bead were also shown as being purely money
making. "The beading Is the work of the compiler."
explained Judge Hare, "and not the one who
frames the act?'
Tbe charter was then signed. The Brother
hood people are very much elated over the
uui also 10 xxia .xioiior,JuuKB feuuj-
granting 01 tne cnarter.
"This Is our first blood.'' said Lawyer Van
derslice this evening, "and we will also win In
tho equity suit brought' by-.the League against
Hallman and President Love. Colonel Rogers
has made a great mistake In that direction."
A LEAGUE CLUB IN CINCINNATI.
Forkopolls Will Have to bo Content With a
ISrECIAI. TSLZOBAK TO TUX DlSrATCO.
CnfcmiTATi, Decemoer ZL The Brother
hood bugaboo is over, and now it is settled that
Cincinnati is not to be called into the thick of
the fight. Some reminiscences of the recent
scare are not out of place. While credit
ing tbe story that willing capital
ists were lying awake nights thinking
of putting a clnb here as a rival
of the Reds, President Stern did not slumber.
He traced down, as far as was possible, every
rumor, and, not to be caught asleep, he had
papers drawn up to incorporate the League
club as the. Cincinnati Red Stocking Baseball.
Club. That was done to save the name from
being transferred. to the promised newcomers.
The capitalists were all impersonal,
and when they were Interviewed It
was under tbe cloak ot a "wealthy
citizen," "a prominent business man," and
"a lover of the game with means." To run to
earth these mysterious mortals was the task
President Stern set for .himself. It was like
chasing a will-o'-the-wisp. Five men were
finally named, and from -each one he drew a
denial that be Intended to Invest a dollar in a
new club. One tale was to. the effect that
Wayne Neff, who bad been at the
bead of tbe Cincinnati club in one of
its early years as a member of tbe League
family, had offered $20,000 to the new corpora
tion. ' Rnn down, the story faded away, and
before It was found to be a mvth altogether,
this was told as the condition of the subscrip
tion that Mr. Neff be. allowed to pick out tbe
team which would represent Cincinnati in the
Borne of these dreams of tbe future were
traced to Colonel Ed Renan. who had In jest
declared thathe had the contract to furnish the
score cards for the Brotherhood. And vet
President Stern did no napping. He found I
tnat sua uiu .oauK street gruuuua wgre uuk m
the market and, as the lumberyard on West
ern avenue, just across from tbe right field
of the Reds' park, is hardly large
enough for a handball court, tbe assertion that
tbe new grounds would be there failed to
trouble him. Cincinnati, it seems, will have to
be content with one clnb in 1890, and Captain
Ewlng must be quoted as a failure in the mis
sionary market He may not bave tried so
hard as he said he would, for the very Idea that
either he or Captain' Comlskey would leave
New York or Chicago to lead what might have
been a forlorn hope here was preposterous.
Little Hopo of Dillon.
NkttYobk, December 2L A week ago Fri
day last Dave Dillon, a battery' boatman, who
was at one time champion" oarsman of Austra
lia, disappeared in bis boat down tbe bay. The
line with which his boat had been fastened to a
bark parted, and, It is rhpposed, he was blown
ont to sea. This montiik; the fishing schooner
Commodore arrived .here having on board the
after-halt Ot Dillon's boat It was evidently
cut in two bya-stealer's bow. It is supposed
that DUIea was ran down ia the dark, aad little
(rnre JS vsTmiMBni VI M VBVfOs .
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The Ciampioa Feds ii Town for the
6-Day Coatest. V
A DESPERATE EACE LIKELY,
SlaYin's FrioHda Think That Smith's Tough
IS 118 BIG PKIZB FIGHT T0-DAI
Everything is now ready for the 72-hour
pedestrian coatest which starts to-morrow in'
this city. "Herty and Noremao talk inter
estingly. 'Fears are entertained that toughs
will break up the Sralth-Slavin fight if the
former is being beaten.
What promises to be one of the best 72
honr pedestrian contests that has been, in
Pennsylvania will start to-morrow at 12
o'clock. The track is ready, and the cham
pions one by one are arriving in the city.
Few people know of the severity ot a 72
hour race that is 12 hoars per day for six
days. As Dan Herty saidesterday, "It is
a task that I would be clear of if it was not
important that I should try andwin&UJO."
The track is now thoroughly completed,
and excitement runs high regarding who
will win. About six or seven of the contestants
are in first-class condition for tbe race, and it is
difficult to say who will win.
AN EXCELLENT TBACK.
The track; thongh excellent considering its
size, is a heavy one for the contestants; but
Herty thinks that the class ot men who will
run means that the 73-hour record will be
threatened, if it Is not beaten. The track is 30
laps and abont three feet over to the mile. It
has been measured by one of the most prom
inent engineering firms of the city, and it has
been laid under the supervision of Herty and
Hegelman, who is looked npon by the talent
as a winner, arrived yesterday, accompanied by
Connors. Hegelman comes here to win, and he
thinks he can beat any of the champions. He
has recently defeated Herty. Connors is look
ing well, and while he does not talk about first
place, be is certain of getting a "good piece of
Noremac and Spicer arrived late last even
ing. The former probably was never in better
trim in bis life, and his great object is to defeat
"WHAT NOBEilAC SATS.
Noremac, during a conversation, said: "I
come here again to run as I bave done before.
Pittsburg is a hard city to visit as far as pedes
trians are concerned. There Is no idle bread
here, and I have scarcely recovered from my
last effort in this city. However, I am to win
if I can. I know two or three who are in good
condition, and so am L If I am beaten some
body will know they have been in a race. I am
aware that I am backed to defeat Sam Ditmi)
I think I can beat him. I have done it before,
and I think I will do it next week."
The balance of the runners wiU be here this
evening or to-morrow morning. Manager Davis
bad tbe score takers and sheet clerks engaged
yesterday, and they will be sworn in to-morrow.
Tbe Great Western Band will be in attendance
BIG PRIZES FOB HORSES.
The Dwyer Brothers Malto Some Good
Sales at Ellxabetb.
rSrXCTAI. TZLXORAMTO TBX DISPATCH.!
New Yore. December 2L The Dwyer
Brothers realized good prices for the horses
sold by Colonel S. D. Bruce in the paddock at
Elizabeth to-day. the 21 head bringing $43,950,
an average of over $2,000 each. The smartest
competition was for Kenwood, the 2-year-old,
and the 4-year-old Fordham, both good, con
sistent performers. C. Walbaum, the owner of
Bine Rock, Bradford and others, was bound to
get tbe former, and at $8,150 he became the
Sroperty of the bookmaker. Sam Emery bid
i.900 tor Fordham, and the brown son of Fal
setto, who, together with Elizabeth and New
burg, he turned over to William Lakeland ta
1 train. Oregon went to O. Walbaum for $4,000,
ulw.A .Harrison gave fSLSBO for frtnter. FV
C. O'Reilly, the owner of Connemara, gave)
$2,950 for Cortland, and $1500 for Meriden, the
sister to Barnes. Jimmy Shields got a bread
winner when he gave $3,000 for Tavlston, and
C. Corneblsen paid $1,650 and $1,900 for San
Jose and Onward respectively. Kilkenny, the
black son of Oeorge Kinney, that was thought
to be a secand Tremont last spring, brought
$2,700, Ogilvle & Co. being the purchasers.
THE SCULLERS' ARGUMENT.
Teemer Has a Few More Words to Say on
the Mutter. ,
McKeespoet. December 2L There seems
to be no doubt now but what the offer of a
$3,000 purse by Charles Thayer, of Boston, to be
rowed for by tbe professional oarsmen to
decide to whom the world's championship title
belongs, will bring abont tbe most important
event that ever took place in the' history
of aquatic events In the United States. The
outlook is good for such an event to take place
lu June, 1890, and the chances are
that both Kemp and Stansberry, and
possibly Beach, besides tbe professionals
of America will take part Teemer
was the first to signify willingness to take part
in tbe purse race and was immediately followed
by Hanlon and he thinks it very probable that
the other oarsmen will do likewise, as it will
bean Interesting and important event that
will be watched by tbe world. That Mr.
Thayer is arranging for it the following tele-
fam received by Teemer this evening from S.
. Ferry, 'sporting editor of the Boston Herald,
EOSTOX. Mass., December Jl.
John Teemer (oarsman), llcKeesport.T's.:
Will you put up )2S0 entrance fie for Thayer,
K, 000 parse and championship race, next June
13,000 to first $1,000 to second, and the rest to be
divided in three parts? Answer.
a. A. Pisar, Boston Herald.
To this Teemer answered at once: "That
suits me. I accept, and hope that all of the
professional oarsmen will do so. Keep me ad
vised. Why not allow Kemp and Stansberry
each $500 expenses and invite them to take part
POOR JEM SMITH.
Tonghs Slay Go to Help Him Defeat Aus
BY CABLE TO TBX DISPATCH.
London, December 2L ICopyright The
fight between Jem Smith and Slavm, the white
champion ot Australia, will probably come off
Sunday, though it may be Monday. Bmlth is
not a favorite, and there is a rumor that his
party, will do anything rather than see him
beaten. Tbey are wrangling all the time about
the umpire and referees, and Smith's party has
such a crowd of roughs with it that Slavln, if
he takes a decided lead, may look out for
The general Impression is that it the fight
.does come off there will he queer work at the
ring side, and nearly all the leading sports are
staying away. Smith is so far discredited that
he could not get SO people to pay 25 apiece to
see the fight
Pittsburg Alumni defeated Crabbs' School
21 to 0 yesterday. The former was composed
of the following players, who will meet
the Greensburg team next (Saturday, 23th.
Full back, Thompson; half backs, D. Barr.
Fry: quarter back. Ewlng: pushers, H. Oliver.
Bralnard, W. Barr, Dale, J. Oliver, King,
H. O.Brown captained tbe team, and be Is
confident ot knocking Greensburg out next
Slavin Placed Under Bonds.
London, December 2L Slavm, the pugilist
who .is to meet Jeui Smith in, tbe prize ring in
Belgium, to-morrow or Monday, was arrested
at Margate. while on his way to the battle
ground. He was taken before a justice, and
bound over m the sum of 400 to keep tbe
peace. A large number of sporting men and
other patrons ot the ring have started for the
COLBY PIANO!', COLBlT PIANOS,
Excellent in tone, magnificent in touch,
elegant in finish and solid in construction.
For sale at Hoffmann Music Store, 537
Smithfield street Prices the most reasona
ble. Rich, Elrgnnt Plate.
Now is tbe time to select. We pever had
so many from 25c np to (25 each. They are
marvels of beaaty and design.; Call early.
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winds, tcarmer, foU
lovedby colder; fair
on Monday. For
Wett Virginia, light
rains, south erly
winds, warjner, followed by fair and colder
Frrrsstrao, December 21, ISA
The United States Signal Service oAeerla
Uiu nltr furnishes the following:
Maximum teap.... 49
Minimum wrap...... 41
Kanze...!..... . M 8
Mean temn.. ........ 45
lies p. ic...j.......-
2930 P- JC..-..-.-...4
Hirer at J:X p. X.. 8.7 feet a change of 0.8 In U
Ateii. ft Tod.. 1st 7i. 117
A. AT. LandUr'tll.llI
Wis. central, com..
Wis. Central pC.
A lion n HrlVi
Ateh. ATop.-B. K... ill'A
Boston name, ....30
C. B. U. 1OTH
Ctnn. Ban. A Clave. 24H
Eastern ft K. 113)4
SasternB. B. 6s...mn
ritnt Feres..!.., 23
flint 4 fere M. nrd. K
Mexican Oen. com.. 1$H
hi. X. A .New fin... 44X
S. Y. N. E. Ts....llSJi
Bell Telepnone. .
Santa -To copper....
JUST WHAT TOD ARE LOOKING FOB
Holiday Banralas at thoNew York Grocery.
1 box Key "West Havana cigars.5ds.f2 00 ..
1 box Pearl Cuba cigars, 60s 1 00
1 box Bine Stocking cigars, 50s. ... 75
1 box Henry Clay dears, 50a 75
1 box La Boss Premiata cigars, 25s. 60
I box Sweet Aroma cigars, 25s 50
1 box Companions, 100s... -.. 90
1 pound "Chestnut Chips," finest
candy made 17
1 pound French mixed candy 15
1 pound common mixed (pure sugar ""
candy) ... 12-
i cans tomatos (3-pound cans) 25 -
4 cans sugar corn... 25
4 cans peas ;..... 25
4 pounds new currants 25
3 pounds large new raisins 25
4 pounds California raisins 23
1 pound citron 21
1 pound lemon peel...., 20
1 pound orange peel 20
4 pounds home-made mincemeat.. 25
8 pounds Butler county buckwheat 25
8 pounds large lamp starch 25
12 boxes Bartlett's bag blue. 25
7 pounds rolled oats 25
5 pounds Carolina rice 25
7 quarts hand-picked beans 0
1 dozen parlor matches (200's).... 12
Fine French peas per can 11
1 gallon golden drip syrup ........ 40
1 gallon new crop Orleans molasses. 45
Sugar cured hams per pound 10
Sngar cured shoulders per pound .... 6
1 sack choice Amber flour 1 15
1 sack Thompson's Amber flour.... 1 25
1 sack Thompson's "White Swan"
flour -. 1 30
1 sack Thompson's St. Louis..-. 1 40
California peaches per pound 10
California apricots per pound 10
30-pound pails apple batter 1 35
6 pounds 20-cent tea,....; 1 00
5 pounds 25-cent'tea 100
4 pounds 30-cent tea. 1 00
3 pounds 40-centtea.. 1 00
Goods delivered free to- all parts of both
cities. To those living ont of the city-will
prepay freight on all orders of $10 and up
ward. Send or catalogue.
M- B. Thompson,
301 Market st and 69 Third avenue.
Wholesale -and retail. r
FREE! FKBEH BBSER FREEBC
Grand Parlor Books, Fabllaber'a Price, 84,
Distributed firaila to Kanfmanns' Pa
trons To-Morrov? and Tuesday.
Core's Bible gallery:
Dante's Inferno, .
Milton's Paradise Lost
The regular premium edition, size 10x12
inches, gold edges, and precisely the same
work which all first-class bookstores retail
at $4, will be given free with every man's or
bo's suit or overcoat, or ladv's or miss'
cloak, costing not less ban 10. We chanced
to buy these books ai away below their true
value, otherwise we should never have been
able to present.them to oar patrons. Truly,
this is a gorgeous Christmas gift, and, it
you're wisevyou'll.secure one gratis.
Of new patterns and shapes of toilet cham
ber sets in unique designs and colorings at
Beizenstein-'s, 152, 154, 156 Federal st, Al
legheny. HOLIDAY TABLE DELICACIES.
Larsest Line Lowest Prices.
Better send for the Housekeeper's Guide;
it will post yon on everything in our line;
also contains valuable information for all
housekeepers. Store open till 9 p. ir. until
Christmas. "War. Haslaoe & Soir,
18 Diamond Square, Pittsburg.
Cut prices ior child's plash coats, caps,
etc. Busy Bee Hive, Sixth and Liberty.
Little girla-made happy at cost dolls
and doll caps, shoes, corsets, aprons, circu
lars hammocks, parasols, etc., 5a to 25c
Busy Bee Hive, Sixth and Liberty.
Ko more advertising till after the holi
days. Have more trade than we can ac
commodate at present
' Thobnton Bbos.
Dollar doll swing given away this week
at Busy Bee Hive.
MILLER On Saturday. December 2L1S89,
at 1130 P. SL-.at the residence of her brother,
Emil G. Stuckey, 2101 Penn avenue. Pittsburg,
Emjta SrccKET, wife of Fred Miller, of
Notice of funeral hereafter.
BATES On SatnVdar. December 21, 1S89, at
11:15 P. at, AICTA .MABT, daughter of John T.
and Mary A. Bates (nee Gscbwend), aged 9
years 7 months 26 days.
Funeral from the parents' residence, 1103 Sa.
rah street Southside, on HoifflAY at 2 P. H.
Friends of the family are respectfully invited
to attend. 2
BATES-iSaturday. December a. 1S89, at 5
o'clock p. it, iMarcj abet A. Bates (nee Mc
Mahon, wife ot M. B. Bates.
Services at her late residence. No. KM. rear
102 Beech street Allegheny, Stjsday, Decem
ber 22, at 4 o'clock P. St; also services at M. E.
Church, Beaver, Pa, Monday", December 23.
at 10:30 o'clock A. M.
TOO LATE TO CLASSIFT.
-TTT-aNTEO-lCCPERIENCED SHOE 3ALE3
W MEN atKAUJMlAKaa' deB-US
PERSON AX-tNGOD WETBUSTI TAKE DR.
Urlfflth's (treat Ta-va-Zon remedies and re
ceive tho divine blessing (health); in nse 31 years:
Set our "Herald or Health." 301 to 307 OK ANT
T.. corner Third are., Pittsburg, Pa. deSt-lM
EUBNITURE, CARPETS, DBESSGOODS,
ETC- AT AUCTION.
TUESDAY MORNING, 'DECEMBER 24,
At 10 o'clock, sharp.
NO. 311 MARKET STitEET.
Mahogany, walnut, oak and. cherry chamber
suits, rockers, chairs, sideboards, extension
tables, center tables, bouquet stands,, fancy
goods, holiday presents, fine seal sacqne, dress
goods, clocks; Fnll line of handsome parlor
suits, easy chairs, couches, lounges, bookcase,
ladies' secretaries, office desks, cabinets, bed
steads, bureaus, washsunds, ball racks, ward
robes, mirrors, iron safes, stoves, mattresses,
springs, toilet ware, lampsUhristHias goods.
XJCTIOK COMPANY, LOT, ,
V A03Q2 BLACKDIO 'ft JSf
tai n. have it easy now.
IS A NEAT UNR SAVES.
A SC LAST A WEEK.
RAM AM HMW BMi'T AFFMT IT
PN MttfttfM REQUIRES.
MAXES A SURE WATERratff. -
USED ST MEN, TTOMCT ASH CBTT JTR1HC .1 -
Softens and Preearves all kfauM,
Soldby Shoo Stores, Gmeia,DrugxistsIo. .',
WHFF & RAJtVttra. PH1UBELPHUL ,
J. G. BENNETT & CO.
SEAL KILLING GROUUDS IK ALASKA.
The above cut gives a fair representation of
our seal kllline grounds in Alaska. Our space
fronting the coast is five miles In length and
about one mile wide, giving us capacity to kill'
from 15,000 to 20,000 seals yearly. The skins are
selected carefully, keeping the large, full-furred
and perfect skins lor ourselves, and the poor
ones are given to the natives.
The round or globe-shaped huts you see are
built of stone, hardened clay and sometimes
ice. These are used for drying, salting, pack
ing and preparing the skins for the dyer.
Then they are shipped to London, where tha
skins" are placed In the bands-of SMITH &
SONS, tbe celebrated London dyers of tha
world, to dye properly.glvtnji each skin a beau
tiful, bright luster, which' takes almost three
Then tbe skins areput in bundles and packed
into cases and shipped to our factory, corner'
Wood street and Fifth avenue, Fittsbure,
where they are manufactured into Ulsters.
Sacques, Jackets. Capes. Muffs, etc.
Tbe advantages we give to ladles buying seal
garments can readily be seen.
First Importing and. handling our own seal.
Second We understand and know good seal
Third We cannot be deceived in bad seal
Fourth We are manufacturers of seal gar
ments. Fifth We are the only manufacturers of seal
garments in Pittsburg.
Sixth We can give yon a perfect fit
J. G. BENNETT & CO.,
Manufacturers of Furs,
COR. WOOD ST. & FIFTH AYE.
jls . ' " 1 si ?s?
Chorus of Girls "Why. Harry, another new
salt! Too much extravagance."
Harry "Why. no. not at alt ThSSs the old
one cleaned, repaired and renovated by my
friend DICKSON, tbe well-known Tailor,
corner Fifth avenue and Wood street second
floor. His telephone number is 1558." de22-aa ,
THE MOST POPULAR IS
The demand made upon us from, our numer
ous customers In and around tbe two cities and
surrounding counties for our 8-year-ola Export
Whisky assures us that we have secured and'
bave to-day the best and largest portion of the
trade for this article. And by fair, honest and
gentlemanly dealing and treatment, we flatter
ourselves that we will not only retain all the
trade we now enjoy having on this reliable
whisky, bpt it will continue to grow, as it' is
and has been doing every day for some time
past. People nowadays are not led oT by ab
surd incorrect statements, Tbey want pure
whisky. They want a whisky that - has
a record, and they want that record
so it can be traced. Such is the char
acter of our Export Whisky, a whisky with a
record. And the only place to-dayyon can pur
Chase pure 8-year-old Export Whisky in the
two cities is from ns; and we hold tbe docu
ments to prove that we aro correct in this
Full quarts, SI, or 6 for to.
IF YOU WANT SOMETHING
Something beneficial a this season of th
year, buy a bottle of our
Port, Sheriy or Claret' Wine,
These are the three best sellers on our wins
list. They are selling very nicely and rapidly,
just now and are giving the very best satis
faction. It is a revelation to many wbo bavo
not carefully looked into tbe merits of our
Pure-Domestic California Wines. Wearemak- -ing
a specialty of these wines. We keep a full
line of these celebrated wines, embracing eight
varieties, all ot which we are selling in full
quarts at 50c per bottle, or $5 per dozen, except
claret, which sells at 75c per bottle, full quarts,
or f6 per dozen. You will like them and boy
no other when once tried. .
Since the late decision of the Supreme Court
WB CAN NOW 8END GOODS U. U. 1A. as
before, but no goods will be shipped to mUiors
or persons of known intemperate habits. Sena
for complete price list, mailed free to any ad
dress. All mail orders promptly attended ta -
Jns. Fleming I Ban,
,412 Market StreatVS
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