Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, December 22, 1889, Page 6, Image 6
I I? I 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. c 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. O'Connor's Plan. 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. M 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." Petsglk. BROTHERHOOD MAGNATES. Tbey Visit Pittsburg and .Talk of Their Good Prospects. 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 Championship. 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, Bn.n " Clifton Entries. 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. Elizabeth Winners. rsTzcrai. TzuoBair to-rax dispatch.! New Yobk, December 2L The races at 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, 5tol. 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. ' - nnt. Time, 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. ainck Won. 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' Winnings. 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 tucky Association. 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 8-year-old. 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. TEOTTIKG GOSSIP. 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. D.T.BAXTEK. F0GGI INCIDENTS. 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. .. , . .- SdddemyteMOM "HttettevatslV 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 bar. 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 granted. "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 League Tram. 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 Players League. 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 . . o --. KEADYTOR THEEACE The Ciampioa Feds ii Town for the 6-Day Coatest. V A DESPERATE EACE LIKELY, I- SlaYin's FrioHda Think That Smith's Tough Will Interfere 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 others. 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 tbe 11.000." 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 Sam Day. "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 dally. 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, will show. 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 alsoT" POOR JEM SMITH. Tonghs Slay Go to Help Him Defeat Aus tralian slavln. 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 squalls. 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 Won. 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, Brown. . H. O.Brown captained tbe team, and be Is confident ot knocking Greensburg out next Saturday. . 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 rendezvous. COLBY PIANO!', COLBlT PIANOS, Colby Plnnos, 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. r . i-, Keizkkstmw, v l,'i,lK'r4eraIst.,AiiiSlHy. - Vvt .t 2 iff tfi pjpYt jfc yv4? THE WEATEIS. For We tern Fenruylvania, light rain, toulherly winds, tcarmer, foU lovedby colder; fair on Monday. For Wett Virginia, light rains, south erly winds, warjner, followed by fair and colder Monday morning. Frrrsstrao, December 21, ISA The United States Signal Service oAeerla Uiu nltr furnishes the following: Time. Tiibt. .laor. Maximum teap.... 49 Minimum wrap...... 41 Kanze...!..... . M 8 Mean temn.. ........ 45 Precipitation. ...... sicoa. v. a u. ?....5 lies p. ic...j.......- 2930 P- JC..-..-.-...4 S16OP. sc.............. sswr. x...". "Trace. Hirer at J:X p. X.. 8.7 feet a change of 0.8 In U hours. Boatan Ateii. ft Tod.. 1st 7i. 117 A. AT. LandUr'tll.llI Stocks. 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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 Purgatory, Dante's Inferno, . Milton's Paradise Lost Illustrated by Dore. 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. KAOT3fAHHS. 350. Styles 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. Notice. 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. DIED. - 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 Brookfleld, O. 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, , AWvWMvn V A03Q2 BLACKDIO 'ft JSf tai n. have it easy now. WoffsAGMEBIacMriff 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 - CnbairafTiedftwOaactn.andabaolstely Softens and Preearves all kfauM, or Leather. AskfarltdonotgiranptmToaErtitaadpasl Soldby Shoo Stores, Gmeia,DrugxistsIo. .', ForHSHTBeaaitlsunoqualed. WHFF & RAJtVttra. PH1UBELPHUL , KWTW 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 months. 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 skins. Third We cannot be deceived in bad seal skins. 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. de22-79 PITTSBURG. How He'DeceiVedistheiDeariGi'rs.- 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 FLEMING'S PURE EIGHT-YEAR-OLD EXPORT WHISKY. 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 statement. Full quarts, SI, or 6 for to. IF YOU WANT SOMETHING NICE, Something beneficial a this season of th year, buy a bottle of our PTJBE OALTPOBNTA 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, DRUGGISTS, -;"! ,412 Market StreatVS 14 4i9t " ; rrcrsBTjBa?pS2 cr.Z!L .i ..ffltekX j Cti -asr . k'u ' .. - -Mil i & 3ii'