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THE REPUBLIC: MONDAY, fAPRIL 2. 1900.
Jiocliehtw Bailors Could Not See
Big Cy's Shoots as Tbey
Orossi.il the riale.
p DID NOT SCORE A RUN.
O'Connor in Hard Luck Donovan
Made ;i Swell Play Iloidriok
Indorsed His Claim for
With Youns;. McBride r.nd llaipor using
niidsuiumer speed. Uoclipstcr's snow-blind
batters had no chance on t-arfh at Lcnjrue
Park je&teiday. Tlio la-lern League lead
ois did not score. The lobs thrown up by
the gtcen pitching aims of the minor twlrl
rrs iuilc Milted the Pi. Louis players. So
the home team -non a desperately uninter
esting jratnc, 13 to 0.
It was hardly baseball weather. There
Is yet an edge on the air, and fingers in
the stand still ncho a bit when a tbarp
lino drivo Is caught on the fleld. It Is not
leasonabie to expect good play or good
crowds under such conditions. Only about
3,(KW persons saw the .game. Hands were
deep In pockets and enthusiasm was sup
pressed. Artcr nil. it was a nlelsli game, as far as
6L Louis was concei ncd. The batting was
light, only ten hits coming the way of the
red-hosed lads. Still, the hitting was very
nice and sweet. Cy Young's tremendous
boost over the left-flclder's head, almost
to the bleachers, followed by a desperato
run around for a homer, brought forth a
thunder of applause. It was a very long
drive. Heidrick took his bat in hand and
wroto himself a very strong recommenda
tion for that salary increase ho is holding
out for He laced out a triple of skillful
bingles. Donovan was to be seen with thrco
xnate3 for Heldricks. Kcister seems to
have all Honus Wagner's antipathy to
plows something most strong men detest.
Ho did not coax a hit out of the rather
choice assortment delivered. Cross rapped
outascreamln; triple, his bat acting as if
It had a chlmu of bells concealed about It.
O'Connor was in very hard luck. Joshua
Clarke, Fred's young brother, from Win
field, Kas., by gum, made an assegai of
his right forefinger and stuck it through
a line drive from O'Connor's bat that was
bound for tho territory beyond the fence.
Clarke speared the ball most dexterously,
much to the catcher's discomfiture.
A little later, to add intuit unto Injury,
young Clarke took a slide at O'Connor us
the latter was covering the plate, hall in
nand, to prevent a run being scored. The
boy was ciuglit twenty feet and O'Connor
was not looking for a Hide. He thought
ho would submit to be tabbed out. Doubt
less remembering somo instructions from
his famous brother, young Clarke took a
jump at O'Connor. His spikes cut tho
Jack's corns like a razor, his elbow se
questrated Itself In the billowy depths
if his stomach and his hard head shook
evory tooth in tho catcher's head. O'Con
nor held to tho ball und made the put out.
Yet he was a wroth man. He came away
from the plate limping with both feet, with
"no hand upon his injured stomach, tho
other "protecting -his aggrelvcd mouth. Pat
riaherty. Bill Joyce and other lriends of
O'Connor, were In the stand. They gavo
their pdl a hearty laugh for being caught
napping by a minor leaguer. It was no fun
Donovan turned up tho swell play of the
d.iy in tho altair which resulted in the
aforesaid coHiilon. It was in tho eighth
inning that Lush hit a long double along
the tight Held foul line. Clatke was on
lir.st and raced for the plate. Donovan cov
!ed a world of ground, made a long dive
iiid caught the twisting ball on tho first
bound near the pavilion. A quick throw to
McGann. who relayed sharply to O'Connor,
pulled off u pretty play.
Young's spied was very good. The Roch
ester men lelt "swelled" when they made
a foul tip off hfm. They did not secure the
f-emblnnce of a hit in the three Innings he
pitched. Harper pleased thu critics very
much. AlcBride is certainly much im
proved over lapt year. The same teams will
jilay again to-day. The score:
St. Louis. ltoche-.ter.
AI1.1I.O.A.E. All H.O.A.1-.
Hurkett. If...; o 0 0 0 Lut.ii, cf 3 1 7 1 2
Heldrick. cf.S S 1 0 0 Smith. :.... 12 2 0
Wonoian. rf.3 3 4 10 Homier. S....4 : 1 u 2
Keipicr. 2h..5 0 2 3 C Carnpau. rf..4 0 0 0 0
Met-ann, lb. .3 1 h 1 0 S-Tnlnk, c 2 2 2 0 0
"Wallace. S...4 0 3 2 0 Ilauk, c 1 110 1
Cross, 3b 4 1 1 O o 0'JU-un. lb.S 0 C 0 1
O'Connor. c.S 17 10 Houwh'r. lb.l 0 2 0 0
Youne. p.. ..2 2 0 2 0 tire mln'r. :b 2 0 1 0 0
Harper. p....l 0 1 1 n Clarke, if.. ..3 1 2 o o
-McBride- p..l 0 0 10 Murphy, p...i 0 10 1
Mor&e, ji ...2 0 0 1 o
Total ...... U 27 14 C Jlcl'artlln, p.l 0 0 0 0
Totals ....22 iit 5 7
Scor by innings:
Et, Louis 7 12 0 1110 . 12
Rochester 0 000 000000
Earned runs St. Inula 1. Two-base hltn Dono.
Jtuj 1, Cros 1, Iush 1. Horn? runs Vouns 1.
T)oubie playn Smith and O'll.isan 1: Young to
Wallace to McGann : Uarpcr to Wallace to Mc
Oann 1. Hit by pitcher Smlnk 1. Stolen bases
Crosi 1, McGann 1. Donoan 1. l'irst base on
talls Off Youne 1. 't Murphy 1. Umpire
nCAIlV FOR WORK.
The Boston Ball Tonscrs Are- I,ocntcil
at UrccDNboro, '. C.
Bolton, Mass.. April 1. A ppeclal from Greens
boro, N. C, Bays: Tho Boston baseball players
arrived here this morning in tine condition. Tho
team is comfortably housed at the Guilford
Hew;, about a mile and a half away from the
baseball grounds. Captain liuph Duffy was at
the nation to meet tlie new- arrivals. Ho came
hern ahead of th team, after a short stay at Hot
Hnrinps. Captain Duffy has prollted ory much
Yy til stay then, and looks fll for the frame of
Ids life. It. J. Chambers will report for duty to
morrow. NlcholBL who has been coaching tho
TaJo ball squad, is also expected h"re at on
atari? dat. I.owc will report bercre the end of
the m-e-k. Manaccr i-elce intends to tee that
the team sticks closely to practice. With this
nd tn view be Iibh Just declined the proposal of
the Geotxelow-n Unhcrslty team to play Boston
at WaFldrnrton on April 9. It Is expected, how
m, that a nne will bo arrarged with Trinity
CoIIckb. wliloh is only a tuort uistonce Xrum
The day was spent very quietly, some ff the
men rolnr to chutclt, while the rent walked to
the baseball g-junds. nnd were Impressed favor
ably wita uie accommodations tncre.
VICTOB.V FOR TUB REDS.
Defeated the Second Team tn an Ex
hibition Game IS to 1.
New Orleans, La.. April 1. This afternoon the
da playod their laat public exhibition same
atraltnt the ao-ealied New Orleans team, which
resulted In a victory ror the Cincinnati pets by
,a score of IS to 1. While the locals v-cre called
I after the city, from courtesy, the team was
"really composed of the Reds' colts. During the
I day the weather changed decidedly, and a cold
'ss-lnd came out of the north, making the fast
work pleasant, but a little danjrerous to the
pltchem. Scott did not recm to mind the weath
er, however, for In six lnninm tie was only hit
'once. Patton, the cew arrival, and Cronln, tlie
llteaJ weight also pitched prcttj- .bail. The
Xleda found Patton, thouRlu and bit him a dozen
times in the five Innlntrs he pitched. Captain
Corcoran was in his championship form durtnr
he entire came, acorlnc two stolen bases and
tnaktn a number of very catchy plats. Irwin
Jul Scott did the long hlttinit. and Kahoe made
a one-handod catch In ccntenield, which was a
veauty. The Reds will train hard during tlie en
tire week, and will take their departure (or
Bom on Friday sbrbt. They cp'n in Cincinnati
no Sunday with a game against Hochester.
asaoaser Altai believe the Ked will surprise
NIMS & BRATTON'S
7tk Special Blue Ribbon Sale of
SHd. Saddle and Coach Horses,
TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY,
APRIL 3 AND 4.
NATIONAL STOCK VARDS,
EAST ST. LOUIS.
THOMAS SJIEEIIAX, SHORTSIOr.
some one in fclnscr cad ipecJ. and they -a 111
die lightlrg hard.
OltPll.YXS UCADY for ntsi.i:ss.
Tea Diiji of Srlma Han I'nl Thrm All
In Cuoil Condition.
Selma, Ala.. April 1. Die ten days cf nana
T.-cathcr at fcelnia Jmc p-.t most of the Chlcaso
plajcrs in prime condition for the season. Tito
majority of the pitchers contested thsnwhes
Willi lobblnc. and did nnt take anv ihancc of
injuring their pitching v. Ins?.
Onrtith. Cun.ilnstiam. Talor and Klllen lae
bee; mc.t caicful in this respect. lhl is ?tlll
fclcl;. The other tn-irlers aic In Rood form. Men
free and Garvin don- much t-pecd. Coan and
Callahan. while- tliey hue not pilche-a much,
!me practiced harJ, and are rm-ly tor the sei
son't. campilKn. Hare is oject--d to add 1'iuch
to tho plfhlns: strength of tlie cl-,l.
The Inllcld is strour; l-erett has rourdeJ into
his old-time form, and Childs Is as nimbln ai
c.rc CISnsman at short Is a valuable acquisition,
nnd any of tlie thru men trtns f-r the third
bac aro tit to hold It.
Wol.ertcn never batted harder than this Fprlnjr,
and Uradky and MeCurmlck are In great -hape.
I)un?an, Dexter, McCarthy and Jlmes are In
condition. It; an mav accept the effT to nian
ape the s-chui team at a yaljr- of 530) a month.
Chance. Donahue and Nichols, the tlace cato'i
cr. ar in tip-top shape.
Griffith and Dt-Alrr ai still serioulv repardlnr?
their prc-rosed journey to the sold Holds at C.ii-
AVASIHXfiTOX I'AShni) VI
Capital City Will lie Out of Hitli:t11
WaEhington. April l. TIioubIi mo?t any kind
of professional baseball would jnjr in Waslilng
ton, provided the team v.-ould s-land up aniens
tfc leaders In tho learjue in which it traa en
Saced. It pfras that the capita! Is to be wiped
inim t!ic map and for the hp,icn of 3!1"", at
least. Is not to hoar the umpire's rlarirn cry
of ""play ball" To racriilcu ucli n KOj.l-pJvlrifr
city as Washlnrtrm is n. Khn?n n li iT-ii'titna
hou!d certainly come to their unses. ami In- I
fin on tb transfer of the llroAl.n club to !
this city. With Tredm-in's Giants puttinc up a
winnlm; ficht. which tiny are liable to do with I
the present team UvMns hui gathered. Itrook- I
Un will bo a "dead on" at the L-ate of tho i
v-nj m imrciies. asuingion wouirt givo Han
lon s bup'Tbas dollars, wiser" UrrroMjn will oniy
M'ltf i"nnit. Why are tlie magnates penny
wise and pound foolish?
WII.I MiV l'LAV BAI.I,.
U. C. Ivrmner Heftmcd nn Offer rs.".()0
u Month Fro in Huston.
Pittsburg. I'a.. April 1. Hdltor K. C. Kramer
of tho Grecnrburg Press to-night sent ids ulti
matum to tlie Boston Club refufing to enter tiie
National Lcagun. Kramer, who is. perhaps, tho
bet amateur catcher In PfnnsjHanla. w-a3 of
fered JCi.j a month by Lincoln Loue of the H-)i-tojis.
and though Kraimi's present s.Uarv is but
.o per month, he refund the olftr. Kramer,
who is the son of a Pr.sbytcrian minister, laid
"I won't take a chance on being farmed out to
some minor nru club, and I rtctlifti no iruar-anu-o
that 1 would b retained on the Ui.-ton
tram. 1 hate trltd newspaper work and will not
now dcert It for thi catcher's mask, no matter
what the inducement,"
Kramer Is built oa tho same linos as tho fa
mous Gcorgo Miller.
Federation of Labor May Attempt to
Orsriuilzc Professional Plncri.
Wahlnirton. April 1. President Gompera of
the Tcderatlon of I.ibor raid to-dav th.it tho
rpileratlon had urdcr conid ration the nrcani
ration of a union of provisional trisehall plajers
Its chlir obstarle hitherto, lie bald. l..id lten tlio
timidity of the players, but now since tho lulis
l.nd been reducul to cisht thuo was more dispo
sition to effect a union.
JiOTES OF Tim GAIH.
Cy Young's Great Speed Donot an Did
a Pretty Stunt.
Cy Tounc's extraordinary Fpecd, that Is, for the
season, was too much for the Itochestor team.
Saturday last was the first time the Eastern
players had a bat In hand for six months.
Young's speed was not merely invisible; It was
Intlmtdatlnit. Not liaUnc, a pood eye for tlie
ball, tb lsltors were afraid of being hit, owlnjr
to thdr liability to misjudge the direction of the
Incoming .-hoot. Young's exceptional form fcr
!'.c,dt'?,,tfubl,:.for the Pittbburc outfit on April
IS. If Waddeli Is what they say ho Is also iu
form it should be a battle of pitchers.
Billy Lush had quite a field day in eentr.
Iot tlnco on day In lt97, when Dick Hnrlw
n-ihbc-d ten fllrs In that irardu-. have fo many
chances been accepted by a llelder in St. Louis.
Lush took seven, and let one K that was cry
oaj-y a imp hy cross right in his mlt. He mails
a swell throw to third to catch a runner, but
Gremlmjer droppd the assist. All of Ids chances
wcro of the puddl g ktnd. save this.
Donovan's work on Lush's nastv boundlnrr
rroundfT in the clKhth Inning was very impres
sive. The ball was a tough customer to handle,
and assumed very nasty thapes artcr It hit the
TKIO OF SMITH ACADEMY'S BALL PLATERS.
yko Hill. Catdwr. tWarrea Clarlt, Catcher. 31Uy Coleman, Third Baseman,
cround. Pft-oan catbercd it in. handed it to
JlclJann. wlio shot it to OToniv.r, iho v.as al
most cut to pieces by Clarke's bold, bad Jump.
Froakin:: of Dillard. it i- likely that Mr. Tc
bcau .!I1 retain tin- trio drafted from IVtroit
liuejow Thomas nnd flllard The men were rent
to St. I.ouls fi.- n try-out. with the understand
ing that If tl.ey did not -ult Hiev would b" re
turnd to netn-.t. I l salil that tli St. Ixuls
club acred to pay ?') each for them If thev
Kturk. tliouch the drafll'-c price 1 but .') It
U ely probtl)l that Mr. Yebtau till trj' to trade
off foino of thu old Cltitljnd players for them.
Cro-ss and lturkett have had almo-st nothing to
lo la the two r.ime.i i lajcd eloiunnt testimony
of tho fact that the Kofhe'trr liattr.i" line not
been plajlne lorn: erouRh to fctei confidently into
a ball and "pull" it.
It appears that St. Louis, as well as other
lnrrue clubi, is not In a rush to turn her extra
pJers loom. .Mr. Tcbe.iu has some forty-live
men at his command 7io will need and hold
.-.bout isbten. Th remainder will hae to take
a walk. Many people tlir.nrrht that he would
rrlfHse the bunch rtcht nva Th.it ho will not
is no doubt, due to the fact that the ciul
owners are rndt-iorinjr to sell the discards to
as pieat advantar;- .is possible. Hv holding
on to this ro-in and that, plating him u bit,
halng Iilm shown up well and happily snken
of. tl.ey hope to dispose of him to tome minor
le.-icuc They hae to tav his bo-.rd If he Is
v.lih the training -o.tnrt. but they hope to set
that l.iLk. If he Is not with the club he does
not cost them a cent unt'J April 1.". Prom that
date ho will btcln to draw salary if not re
leased. it may bo a good thing for t!' club owner.
As far as the pljyer Is concerned It Is an
Imposition, the icry worst klrd of white slav
ery, njr Instance. tbre is Dick Harlev Were
b. fr to sirrn to-fl.it. lie says he could cet a
good Job In tho All intlc league, nian.tgini; a
team lie Ins no chauec on earth to play in
M Louis, Put be cannot sirjn a contract be
cnut he b-Iom;s to the tirfuncr leland
chili, which b-'iu.ps to the Pt. Louis club owners.
If Harl-y lielongrd to the St. Louis ciub. it
would not matter --o much. He rulfllled his con
tract with Cl'wlan.1 and. perhaps, without his
consent or knowledge, was tran-sferrcd to St.
Louts St, Trails Hops nn! w.-int Mm tt la rt.-
niid thv prll!et: of col-ic South with his fel
lows and preparing for tin' fearn. He cannot
mike a contract with an Atlnntie Ij'auue club.
Another maimer mut be STtired, nnd liarly
will lr.se a uond lmsin--s chance. Ho n-ay lie
iield for a month and then released. His chance
to pet a position will h.-u lantshcrt. If Har
le lad a scintilla of a chance to play with St.
Ixmis or ClevelinJ no kick would I e forthcom
ing. Hut he has not He Is i-lmply l-lng held
for ransom. H m-iy b sold to some minor
leasuo club, and compelled to pliy for a much
Fin.illr sum than lie would hue received had
ho lieen in a position to accept tho Atlantic
Pat Dillard was to have plnved shortstop ve
tenlav. tint reported III Hiliaril fmrs h' con
tractrd malaria in his borne near Cliatt.inoocu
It Is more thnn Ilkclv tint the ehnnre of clim-ite
from the South to the North rifrrrtnl iilm a bit.
and that be will be nil riRht in a day or two. It
would be too bad If he went wromr now, when
lir- lias a premising big league career open to
P.v tho wav. thouch Detroit wa-; not first or
f-Mond in the Western IyimiA last ear sl.o
had a tery stronc; team If the fact that a
Erentir tart of it was drafted Irto the na
tional kos for anj thine. DllHrl third: niber
field, short: Thomas, Cronln and Frisk, pltel-ers;
iiarrett nnd Duncan, lleldcr,-. nnd Uuelnw.
r.-itcb'T. were taken up n cla. and of the
lot only niberfleld and Prisli railed lo mak
Kood. Th- cases of rtufl-. Joyro and Griffin aro
Pir.is-pns of justice nnd propri'tv compared with
this. These men were offered something, they
htd romp future nrrorde. them and thcio ex
isted :i good reason for th" club's df-ire to eon
liol Ihem. In H.irl's cape it it anp-irrntlv a
sitiiple dslrc to tink- the phyer vli-ld sorre
money without any consideration for "him whal
cvr. Dick Cooley-s aw is Elniilor Philadelphia Is
slmplv holding him to wrina a bit of money
out or his sale. The ciuh owners admit that thev
do not lntnd to play him The mm is denied
Uie privlhge of practlee Ho lias not lx-en of
ferei a contract; he hns len denied a future
in bis profession. Hn l not w-sntod liv hts m-
; ployers. Were h at liberty ho could get work at
a good salarj- nnhe which desire him will not
tiLiv the ririro nsltort fnr llmv. , 1-nT.in Hi n
being wanted In Philadelphia, bo will 1 re-le-ised
and in the end they can get him for
nothing. To plice a man where ha his no
future, where he cannot foreplan his work for
tlio day or tho month to come to deprecate bis
nlue aid solf-re'r-ct by peddling and hawking
him nround is an oTenpo ag-i!nt ttidlvldo.nl right
and public welfare which should bo amenable to
Mr. Telieau sojs that bo will enrrv four
catchers all season. Tlie tnan.iST always did
hae a hankerlig for catchers. He never was
without a lot of good ones In fart, he his1 had
tn let crack catchers go because he could not
"Catchers ato ro liable to h Injured. I like to
huo a good crowd of thm." mid Telieau -rster-1'iy.
"I Iwd thtvo last ear und then did not
have enoucli. Schreck had to work too much
when Crlgrr and O'Connor were out of the game.
Then j on can use, the-n anywhere in a pinch,
rvicrr ran hold down almost anv Infield position.
whil1 O'Connor can piny anywhere. Schmck
ran do first base, and I'm going tn make Hiielow
do them all. though he lias neer rlasod nnv
whero but catch. It is a good pl-ico to be
strong, and that's what wo aro golnj to bo
It Is not at all Ilkclv that anvhody hut the
rt'-udonjmous Pat. otherwise Olive. Tobeau.
will caiitaln the Pt. T.nii club next season.
Manager Tehran h.is ordereI himself tlio regula
tion St, Louis uniforms, and will wear them at
Iiome nnd ubro.id with llurii.il regularity. Tli.it
he bus adorned the bcrch !u r.tieet attiro during
tho exhibition games Is duo entirely to the fact,
that his trunk was lost bonicw here between Hot
Springs and St. I.uiils. Indeed. It is not beyond
the bounds eif itblltty that .Mr. TVIxmu will nc
n gul.nly sin in Ihe grille. Ho Is In bi ttcr phyM
cul eondltion anil bealtii than he has heeti ror
some lhiio earti. Wlillo lie iltaaiows any lnti-u-tlon
of iT .Igllll pl.t)ll'g. It is quite certain that
If ho i tlio Tibe.ni of lS'Ji-M prf would strenglheii
the tf-.nii. no matter win re he plai-d.
if Mr. Trlicau shoi'M decide lo Hpidnt a cap
tain, ilutibiltss (ri'onnor wouM I1 the- man. Ho
was bred and tnilmd In the Mime c1kni1, usod
the s.uno n.eiliodx, and Ills ahas run the ti.iui
when Tebeau h.is been out of the game or ,ili
Miit. Tli it the catcher 1h an able str.itiglst Is
utilei.illv .-ldinltt'sl. He la CI-J i)pul.ir with
his team lu.ili s. Tlio citcher-K pualtion is a gi-nl
ono for a captain, tl.oigh he may be out of the.
Rime ftcsiitntlj. Hwing, Ktll, Hoblnscn. and,
for many i.iih. Alison, captained from behind
Ihe Kit. Hut In liw of th- fact that Mr. T
belli Is still In uulfoim thl.s dlseii-riwi of a prob
able succetsor is sinrccly couittMius or g"Od form.
1 wish him many jcjis. of tenure In the iiosltlon
li- has filled to well, nnd i.m only ho. tint
when ho dj's .ipiioiut i bUecesor to himself, the
liiiriimil pjrty will bo aulte as fiice-tstful .13 lis
Yoiiiit Ibiuk, the St. Lnulii pl.ijer. who Is lielp
iiiK lt' hester nut ill Its I'atehli.g ilciurtmcnt. w is
tin rei'lplc t of a handMimo llonil pieio when he
e-.nne to the bit in the ninth liuilrg of yesU ril-iy's
game. As the l(.iy went In to c.iteh In the sixth
Innii-g his friends had not .1 1 bunco tu gritt l.liu
eaillir. With two out lie came up. aeiepKd bis
tlowern ard mule n nice lilt over third tuie nit
McIIrlde's Limnus blou or.e. The otiiigbler 1ms
it singular batting position. lie. slicks the too
of bis left foot Into the earth and pirouettes like .1
ballet il.inrer wiun he .-uMn-sses the Kill II"
l irv Mil ill so Mimii tint It would n-em as If
one i.f f Young's he.iy L ill- would jwep him
off lilb feet and wluiig Iilm ag.ilnst the lui k
stop. Mr. Teb( m Is much pleased with llert .lon's's
physical and professional Improvement. Jnne-i.it-vas
illd h.-ixo n well-chosen a-.-sortm nt of
plt tier's liiiulslilngs, hut was shy on t-trmglli
and fielding. The boy had a soveru ntthek of
feer in 1-'J and had to 0,u!t thu CieMland
club. thou;h ho did good work In Ihe few gimos
he piuki-d. IT-t e.ir he was weak and Iltbliy.
Ilia sdikn-s., li.nl nin Iilm down in llesh and
muscle. When convalescing be nt-sumed a drill
of soft llesh and no inuscie. Neither bad ho
wholly recovend last season. Ife was b'p, but
weak. He- pitched fair lull, but did not Hilt
The ei-ellent fpulitv of the boy displayed It
self kIhij he refused to Mav with tie: club and
draw- Mlary. when he felt 'that ho was rot In
wb-it he leein.-ii proper condition. Though Mr.
Telie.iu .ked him to remain, told Mm 11 was
all riclil. that he would do better In a little while,
he Milimtnrllv nt-lgmd n large salary, which he
could lide drawn had ho s desired. He said:
"I will nn return until I feel nullified to do
msIf ami the club entire lustlce." He ill I
not. N'ihv Joins Is light. -t wiry and cndurlriK.
He m.ule bony and muscle and slneiv of tho
fl-'h which encumbered Iilm l.it year. H Ins
alK Improved cry much In neldlng. Jones has
eerthlng .1 pitcher shnuIJ have. Mr. Ttbenu
exK-cts great wotk of iilm durins tho coming
Hemphill has no objections to going to Min
neapolis. If he Is loamd there, protidirg tho
saiarv iiffer. d Is right. He could hae gone to
New York had ho been free to do so. Unlike Hur
lej', Dowrl or Cooley. lie has no kick coming,
for ho has a clunco to make good and play
with a National League team. If a chance offers
and the plaer cannot accept it, the club owners
are not to blame. Ilut many men Wive not been
git en a chance at all. Thcso fellows have j,
lick coming. J. is. S.
ltlS.VWXRS OPES TO-n.VY.
The IIorNc.t Are Fit an1 Track
Washington, April 1. A Hidden change In the
weather has made a vast Improvement in the
prospects for the spring race .T.eetlng. It was
so raw- and cold jesterday that trainers wero
xcry cl.ary about working their horses at all.
This morning thero was quite a bito in the
air. but by ufternnon the sun assorted Its su
premacy, nnd overcoats became a supcriluitv.
t-'o far as public Interest in the n.ceting Is
concerned the Mains of officers 13 best epito
mized bj what S S. How land, tlio president of
the Wash'ngton Jockey Club, said at tho Uen
nlngs Hack to-day:
"If we hid hid the crowd that "as out here
this morning ecry day since the club had
the track It would have been a paying venture
from thu rirst."
There was a general Interest in everything.
The stcerlechase course, the grand stand and
clubhouse, the stables, were all tberoughly In
spected. l:erythlhg Is In apple-p! cider. The
track is a btt deep nnd slow, as Superintendent
Leo acknowledges, for lie tajs (bat nfter tho
coming meeting 13 oier he will scrnpo the track
and. after taking off a conslderalle umount of
sand, will put on n coating of clay, which
will render the going firmer.
There has been 11 lot of kicking at the sleeple.
ch.tss cour-e. as reconstructed. Tl.c Jumps are
stiff. Of that there Is no doubt, and an hore
that can negotiate the "Liverpool" must bo
counted a thoroughly schooled Jumper, but th-y
conform absolutely with the rules. Of course
romo of the half-schooled plugs 'hat aro put
Into steeplechases aro bound to come to grief
over such a course, but that Is the owners' out
look. Iircause hors's in the West are given a
small, trappv- course to negotiate that Is no
reason vvhv here In the !:J3t. where the sport
's being gradually but surely built up. steeple
chasing should be prostltule-d to the level of any
The matter of the disaster to Tom Mtccc'B
hone grows more serious a.s tilings develop. I
saw the horses to-day. Doctor Vaughan and rred
Hanlon are virtually Miro to die tn fact .ire In
such condition that they may be dead before this
Is In print. Wolhurst. Dionltla. Krellngtiuvsca
end the others were all badly hurt, with the ex
ception of Diffidence who. lis Magee says, is not
worth CO rent of counterfeit money.
People villi be very chary about i-cndlng horses
Fouth after these rxperiencrs. Wyndham Wal
drn. who got here with a string of fourteen last
night. hniPhls horses In u wrtck. coming from
New Orleans. Two were killed Including the
promising mare Ml"crlcordlT, and two others wero
badly damaged. This made four lnjure-d out of
Eev-f-n a prettv high average.
Little work of Importarce was done to-day. The
great majority of horses here are lit and ready
to race. I looked over four or live stables toilet-and
hi marly every case such horses as It ts
desired to race hrre or early in tho beason arc
list about un to tlio notch.
To-morroWs card virtually tells tho tale, for
with tho exception of the list race. In which the
conditions do rot appeal to hor?s of a superior
class, the tields arc far bitter than could have
been expected The Ilcnnlngs Handicap promises
to be n cipita! event, though I have from good
authority that Imp mav nnt be a starter. The
great old mare Is In good eli.ipe. at that. Shn is
rather 011 the big Mdo Mill, but undoubtedly has
nil her speed. If an outsider wins. I think it
may be General Mart Gary
ITtANK J. JJP.YAN.
ADVICES FROM JAPAN.
Friction Feared With United
States on Hawaiian Question.
Tokohama, March 14, via San Francisco,
April 3. The Emperor's message of con
gratulation to Queen Victoria and the reply
thereto, have awakencil lively satisfaction
In all quarters of the Empire, and havo
emphasized the sympathy almost universal
ly felt for the British in the South African
The death of Professor Toyama, nn cx
Minlster of Education, removes one of the
best-known scholars of the realm, and will
attract nttrntion In the West, especially
in the United States, where his abilities
It Is reported that the Emperor will
shortlv raise t tho pceniffc, Doctor Kak
neko. tlln lirst of the Japanese to be grant
ed the honorary decree of IL. D., hy
Harvard University. He Is very well known
In New England nnd Washington.
Judging from tlie strictures of tho nativo
press there Is fear of somo friction between
Japan and tho United States on the Ha
waiian question. There are now some 60,000
JnnnncsG subleels on tho islands'. It is
clnimed that the United States are Ignoring
the pledges given to the Japanese Govern
ment at the time of annexation.
The vlrit nf Professor Agasslz nnd his
scientific colleagues, who arrived recently
on tho United States Fish Commission
steamer Albatross, ha.s been the occasion of
many social fcttlvltlc, conspicuous among
them blng n reception tendered by tho
Imperial University and the Japanese Har
The death of Consul General Govoy.which
occurred yesterday, has awakened universal
regret, not only In the American communi
ty, but amotiK the representatives of ull
FIRE AT NEWPORT.
Eight Thousand Bales of Cotton
Burned Heavy Damage.
IlE PUBLIC SPECIAL.
Newport. Ark., April 1. The Union Com
press, containing 5,000 bales of cotton and a
lino now equipment of machinery, was
burned to-night. The losses aro aa follows:
Spnuldlng Bros., 53,000, no insurance; Union
Compress, approximately, $1jO,000, with
ancut 4jim,vw insurance.
FIItE AT IIOT SI'RIXGS.
Severnl Old Lanilnmrki Destroyed
Hot Springs Ark.. April 3. Flamis due
to an exploded gasoline stove In tho Whlto
Front Kestaurant on Central avenue below
Malvern Avenue Junction destroyed that
building this afternoon nnd almost totally
wiped out the Blue Front Restaurant, tho
City Hotel, M. Abramowltz's shoe store,
William Jlms's laundry, John Haines's
tailor shop nnd Stephen Duncan's store.
Tho big Plateau Hotel across tho street
was In peril for a time, and many guests
fled to the street. The Central Avenue
Methodist Church, directly opposite, had a
close call from destruction. The buildings
burned were old wooden structures, nd
tho loss is about $30,000. None of the suf
ferers were insured.
;iothinfc Store Uurncd.
El Reno. Ok., April 1. J. W. McCool's
clothing store was destrojed by lire last
night. Loss, JS.OOO; insurance. $1,000.
Duquoln, 111., April 1, Fire early thu
morning destroyed tho Adventlst Church.
gg. &W; insurance, $SW.
4.l,K&"&i-frfk&i.-'r. - -. '. ...j
St. Louis's New First Baseman.
MUCH IN EVIDENCE.
SI'. Louism's Ilorscs Captured Two
Races at the Frisco
RIDERS SCARCE IN THE WEST.
Many Good Jockeys Suspended
Last Winter at Xew Orleans
Uright Prospects for
Barney Schrcibcr's colors were much in
evidence at San Francisco last Saturday.
Tho big- event of tho card was the Thornton
Stakes at our miles, which was captured
by tlio St. Louis turfman's Forte. This
stake was worth J-'.COO to the winner. Mr.
Schriebor'a Schiller captured the same stake
several years ago.
Sofala alio scored for tho St. Louis turf
man at Frisco Saturday. The invinclblo
li-ycar-uld filly, under the crushing- impost
of 120 pounds, romped home before a big
licld of speedy youngsters, who wero all in
receipt of big weight from Mr. Schreibir's
Juvenile wonder. SofaU's performance Sat
urday demonstrates conclusively that fcho
Is pounds tho best 2-year-old shown at San
Francisco this year. She stepped four and
a half furlong3 in :35!i. without being ex
tended, winning, pulled up, by five lengths
from Impromptu and Cambermerie, both of
which have already earned brackets. Sofala
has won ten races and Ilnished eccond in
her only two other starts.
Forte, thu winner of the Thornton Stakes.
i ono of the threo horses that Mr. Schrei
ber purchased from 1'at Dunne last fall.
Bannockburn and Fly-by-NIght are tho
other two. Fcrtc Is by Fortissimo and is
moro than an average performer In good
going. He started In the $10,QM Burns Han
dicap, but the track was not to his fancy,
and ho never cut any figure in tho contest.
A carload of horses from California are
duo to arrlvo at Mr. Schreibor's Woodlands
Farm In St. Louis County to-day. In tlie
consignment are Bannockburn. Fly-by-Niglit,
Sarncr, a :-year-old by Kingston
Tarkridge, and two mares, Nance O'Nlel
and Winyah, that will hardly he raced
again. Nance O'NIcl Is a sister to Schiller,
by St. George Fraulien, while. Winyah is
a 3-year-old tllly by Hanover.
Fly-by-NIght was not raced this winter.
This Is tho liorso that ran a mile in 1:39
und a fraction at Shccpshcad Bay last sum
mer. He beat tlie groat Imp and other
cracks whllo racing in Pat Dunne's stable.
Mr. Schrciber had Fly-by-NIght in all the
big California stakes, but tho horse failed
to train 011 tho coast and his owner con
cluded to reservo him for tho summer
campaign. Fly-by-Night ts a racing tool
of tlio lirst class. IT ho rounds to his best
form there are mighty few horses in tho
West that have any license to beat him.
Bannockburn Is tlio star performer of Mr.
Schrcibcr's stable. Many well posted turf
men consider him the greatest race horse
in America. He ran a mile twice in 1:J
flat at S.111 Francisco last winter, winning
tlio Turf Congress Stakes at Tanforon
Park with l"i pounds up and the Llssjk
Handicap at Oakland with 123 pounds up.
Mr. Schreiber lias about twenty head of
2-year-olds at his farm. These youngsters
are being galloped over the six-furlong;
track at tho farm. It will take at least
six weeks to fit them for racing. A car
load of juveniles will be shipped to
Chicago shortly. The rest will be raced at
tlio Fair Grounds by Martin Hubbell. who
developed Sofala and Kingstelie.
It looks as though thero is going to bo
a scarcity of good riding tnlent In tho
West this season. Tommle Burns, the best
light weight In tho country. Is not permit-
ton to accept any outsiue mounts. lie was
suspended at Frisco last winter for impertl
uenco to tho Judges and afterwards rein
stated to rido for the Schorr Stable only
Jockey Milton Henry, who ha3 signed to
ride for Barney Schreiber this season, is
thought to be ono of the most promising
Jockeys of his weight In tho country. Ever
since apencer, ismiman anu jenkenj ictt
Frisco Henry has been piloting two and
thrco winners a day. Crowhurst. Jako
Marklein's old protege. Is under contract
to rido for George C. Bennett this year.
Crowhurst rode in excellent form at the
recent New Orleans meeting. Vitatoo will
again ride for Senator J. S. O'Brien, thu
owner of Duke of Baden.
Burns, Henry. Vltatoe and Crowhurst are
sure to be seen in the saddle at tho Fair
Grounds this year. Joe Piggott also may
como here with Burns & Waterhouse. Chax
Ho Thorpe, their regular jockey, is laid up
with a broken collarbone that will keep him
on tho shelf for several months. MeJoynt.
tho best Jockey developed "here last year,
may go East to ride this season. Ho rode
with considerable success at New Orleans
lHSt b Inter and Is said to havo received a
flattering offer-to go East and pilot August
Belmont's horses. Good Jockeys nre greativ
In demand out East to replace "Skeets"
Martin, Tod Sloan, the Iteiff bos. and Fred
Taral. all of whom aro scheduled to spend
the season in England.
Captain James H.. Rees is responsible in
a great measure for the scarcity of good
race riders In the West. He swung a slurp
official ax at Hawthorne last summT and
kept it going at New. Orleans last winter.
Willie Nutt, AVillie Beaucbamp, Willie Bios
and "Doc" Foucon are some of the crack
icnignts 01 tue pjgsKin mat had their rid'
4a& Jtorufj.ioyoHeA at th tefcReM afta
docs not believe In suspending turf offend
ers ono day and reinstating them thu ne..t.
Ed Corrigan will doubtless cut some fig
ure on the English turf this season. The
big Missouri horseman, who has made his
homo in Chicago and San Francisco of re
cent years, will ship a small but select
string of thoroughbreds to tho other side
of the bit? pond about the mi-Idlo of this
month. He will take Geyser, Golden Rule.
Aiiolph Sprtckles. Sardine, Corsinc and
three L'-year-oIds with him. After his ar
rival in England Mr. Corrigan will give his
horses a chance to get acclimated before
asking them to race. This means that he
avIII not start anything before July at leant.
(jl'VScr ll'lin tl-ll! ituirl Mw. P..r,li clMnr,
. x ----- ..... ..t.ui W, V.U14I.II 0....1.,
in Lngand. is the speedy son of Ben AH
aim jiui springs mat won so many races
fOr Mr. Corriirim .-If Km TVrnni.lor.fi Vi!c
winter. Geyser is without a doubt one of
the fastest horses ever seen on the Amer
ican turf. Bannockburn had to run a milo
in I:."3 to boat him in the Turf Congress
stakes at Tanforon Park last Janutrv.
Golden Rule Is- a "-year-old. by Golden
Garter and Lucille Murphy, that performed
In sensational fashion aa a 2-year-old at
San Francisco last spring: Tho youngster
bwept everything before him at Oakland
and Ingle-side, but trained off when brought
Last and never ran a good race this side
of the RockiPS. Mr. Corrigan turned him
? , .J fa" nnti l"1 iUil commenced to
train him again. Golden Rule Is a horse
,. " Phenomenal turn of speed.
Corsine is the horse tint won the Cali
fornia Derby for Mr. Corrigan last year.
He was then brought E.is-t and ran second
to Manuel in the Kentuckv DerDy. A few
days later. Cursine annexed the historic
Clark Stakes. Carbine is bv Itilev. dam
Hinda. who also threw Lucille Murpliv. the
djm of Golden Rule. Adolph Spreckleo is
a useful handicap horse that Mr. Corrigan
also bred himself. He was named in honor
of a son of the- famous California sugar
king, Claus Spreckles. Since then Mr. Cor
rigan and Spreckies hae had a falling out
nnd are bitter enemies. Sardine is a half
.Mster to Sardonic, a mare that carried Mr.
Corrlgan's colors to victory in the Latonla
Oaks a few years ago. Sardine is a .1-year-old.
Witlt the exception of Golden Rulo
the was the best 2-year-old at Frisco last
The Memphis meeting, which opens next
Thursday, promises to be the best in tho
history of racimr at the Tennessee metrop
olis. On account of the cotton boom, money
is easy down South, and when thu planters
have the casli they make thing-? hum.
Montgomery Park is llllfd witii the best
class of thoroughbreds in the West, and
the racing promises to be interesting'
throughout the meeting.
The feature of the first day will be tho
Montgomery Handicap, which T. II. Ryan
won last year with IJunois. who defeated
Manuel In a lighting finish. Tills year Ryan
will try to win thp Montgomery with The
Roman, the California-bred son of Brutus.
Thi; Schorr stable Is after the Montgomery
with Streamer and F. W. Erode, a S-ycar-old
of clat?. Senator J. S. C. Brcen will try
to win the handicap with Duko of B.iden,
and Tom Mellale may start Belle of Mem
phis. A big fleld i"? assured for the race, and
a spirited contest is anticipated.
The Tonnessf p Oaks and Tennessee Derby,
which will be run during the Memphis meet
ing, will brine together the best S-yrar-cld
fiJIIes and eolts in tho West, while tho
Ardeilc, Memphis and o'her 2-year-old
classics to be run thero will doubtless
bring forth some of tho best juveniles of
tho year. It. J. C.
SEW AJIATEUlt RECORD.
Alfred Plttw Threw Ihe Sliicen-Poand
llmiimer I."! Feet Inches.
Fan Francisco. April 1. Alfred riatv ot tho
University of California smashcl all airnteur
collegiate records for the sixteen-pound hammer
throw, sending the mlssllo 115'J feet.
ROMERO RUIZ CAPTURED.
2soted Bandit and Leader of a
Band of Cattle Thieves.
Denver, Colo., April 1. A special to the)
News from Alamngorda, N. 31., says: Ro
mero Ruiz, the noted bandit and leader of a
gang of cattle and horse thieves that havo
been operating for years In Southern Now
Mexico, and one of his followers have been
captured by the Sheriff of this county. Rtils
has made a confession. Implicating a num
ber of settlers along the Rio Grande.
R. C. J. Pendleton.
Indianapolis, Ind.. April 1. R. C. J.
Pendleton, well-known in railway circJsa in
St. Louis and Indiana ten years ago as a
Vandalia agent, died here to-day. aged 63.
Recently ha has lived in Chicago.
X&tjKBlJlTUR &90tVtvJrm)vPit'&tt PfafrlBIUB5Kyb Jr&6tC? eH JBjjMP??'. $tk5?r wKmA SftM H
LINE ON YOUNGSTERS
AT MORRIS PARK.
The Trak Ls in Hood Ssluipf and
Reasonably Fast W'uvl: Ts
qw in Order.
JOYNER HAS A GOOD STRING.
It In Made Up From the Stables of
rierre Lorillard, Perry I!el-
mont and David Gideon,
BY FRANCIS TREVELYAN.
New York. April 1. The stables are gath
ering at Morris Park and gradually th
traine-rs aro beginning to find out something
.ibout tlio 2-j ear-olds In their strings. Tho
track has been In, good sliapc and reason
ably fast work la "now the order ot the day.
A. J. (more commonly known as "Jack")
Joyner haj one of the biggest stables In
training, and from all appearances It will
prove ono of tho most formidable. Joyner
is a "public" trainer, but reckons among
his patrons some of the most promlnens
men on tho turf, including: Plerru Loril
lard, Perry Belmont and David Gideon. Tlicj
stablo contains so many cracks that Joyn
er's brother trainers aro challlngly assert
ing that ho is becoming gray-headed T.-it.1!
tlie- anxiety entailed upon him.
Ethelbert has wintered remarkably well
and is the imc well-hehavcd. gentlemanly
horse that he always was.
Gonfalon, also owned by Mr. Belmont, is
ery highly thought of by uis trainer. Ha
Is the samo beautifully blood-like horse, but
he has put on a lot ot muscle and all tha
growth ho lias mado has been in the righ:
David Garrick. who will probably carry
Mr. Lorlllard's colors iu England later in
the year, reminds one very much of Beit
Holladay. The colt has grown very consid
erably and a sight of him should prova
pleasing to his owner when ro returns from,
Autumn, Joyner's own 4-year-olJ, geldin?
who was amisi nearly all last year, and
only started once, was doing exceedingly
well until ho threw a splint. He has beer
punch-fired for thij. and. of course, let up.
The trouble docs not promise to be serious, i
and if Autumn gets over it as well as Is to
be expected he is cry likely to show onco
more the brilliant form that he exhibited at
a 2-year-old. He lias developed into a very
massive, grand-bJdied horse, with tremen
Ijl juj uxsi A --juai-ums, 111; uuca uui. u
nre;ent know much. On ionks. thi nick of
the bunch Is Mr. Belmont's King Brook, a,
b.iy ton of Henry of Navarro and Imp.
Iidy Kid Brook. This is a big, up-standing,
well-grown colt, with enough sub-stam-e
and chock full of quality. Ho
stands on an excellent set of legs, has any
umount of range to him and if ho can raco
at all. looks as if ho could not fall to bo of
very high class. A less prepossessing colt
ia iua amuitriimie-, j ciuu.ii us, utjie-u uj nil. -
Lorillard. He reminds one at that- a good ,jT
deal of his sire, the dead Sensation, y.f,
has neither the rarae quality nor musculfr
development. The Sensations have done :V
well in England of late that one is apt t
expect a good deal of tl.om here, and
Pandarus may provo better than he looks
at first sight. Joyner thinks the colt looks
like Hastings, but he is not so good a look
er and, especially about bis neck, which
Is too thick, nnd his head, which 13 rather
"ponylsh" and coarse.
Mr. Gideon's Helen O'C. full sister to the
Illustrious Jean Be-rcaud, is a good ileal nC
a disappointment. She Is a blocky. sub
stantial filly, with her appearance not a
little marred through standing- decidedly
over at the knees, and the impression sho
convejs at first sight is not that of high
class. Still. Jean Bereaud himself was
quite cobby looking- when ho first cama
out and disappointed those who looked for
n replica of his father. But he proved to ba
a real smasher.
Iu Russian. Mr. Gideon has a colt that.
like most of the Eelvideres. verges toward
excessive lightness of make-up, but he haa
any amount of quality and seems thor
oughly sound. His dam, Livonia, was a
cracking- good race- maro and a genuino
stayer, so that her union with so success
ful .1 siro as Belvldore is likely to produce
August Belmont old nearly all hist
yearlings Inst year, and Orient, who is a
daughter of Henry of Navarre and Orte
gal, the' dam of Octagon, is about the only
one ho will have trained. Her racing qual
ities were onereu lor saic, dui sne was not
sold. The result Is that John Hyland has
a most charming- filly in his stable. Ho is
now quartered at Morris Park, aa he left
the Nursery Farm ut Babylon. L. I., at an
earllendatc than usual, owin? to the fact
that -Mr. Belmont's private track, navlrur
been reconstructed last fall, is not in tha
best of shape this spring.
Orient is a fine, rangy chestnut, rather
after that lovelv mare La Tosca. It is
hard to pick any Haw In her knee, and when
one has said that her feet might be a shado
hlgger, one has said about all. Her shoulder
Is beautiful and equally good Is she behind,
with a rowerful straight leg and hocks
well let down. She looks all over llko a
raco maro of tho highest class.
-Ifudlsun Turf Exehaage.
Trains leave foot of Ollvo street 1 p.
1:30. 2, 10. 2:55. 3:20, 4. 4:23, 5:23, 6:23.
MEMPHIS JOCKEV CLl'll.
Sprinrc Meeting Will Begin Tnnrsdar
Kext nnd Rnn Twenty Days.
Mcmph'a. Tenn.. April 1. Tho twentieth an
nual meeting of the Memphis Jockey Club wilt
begin nest Thursday at Montgemcry Park ami
will continue for twenty racing days, which will
throw th- n.inl day's sport on April Z7. Dcrtng
that time elevtn strike wlil be decided, soma of
whliri ore niur.bemt anions the richest in tha
West. As In former years, the Montgomery
Ilimllcap wilt be run on tha openlnij day ot tho
meeting. Th Ttinr.cs.s-ee Oaks will be decldi-d on
the fltth dav. nnd thr- Tetines'c Derby is an
nounced for April IS. Easter Monday, the ninta
day of the mfctlng. Tho stake offerlnsa for T-year-olils
consist of thrco Jl.fr1 added-moncy
events anil ono selling sweecHtakes wltli $7,05
added. The other fixtures to bo run are:
Turf Conure Stak-3. for 3-yrar-oI1 V.VO
added: tho I'rnboitv Handicap. Jl.trt) addej; tfio
Cotton Steeplechase. J7li added, and tho Tennes
" Urowlng Company's Wtaken. soiling. Jl,f
addid. All of tho stakei am well tlllc!. and thn
pioipects for a successful twenty days of sport
wro never o hrUht.
Tfcero aro In excess of W liorwn quartered at
the track or In the lmmed'ate nolghborhood. ami X
several stables will hae to ship to other raclntr
points on account of stable accommodation. Th-
-vear-oiu3 quancreu .-11 inn tracK aro imoil
the best In the country, and Include Sam Phil-
lppT. a no unqiii-rur. r. n jtiroae. Aamlral
Schley. Capron. Elizabeth Klein. The Rush. Doc
tor Riddle. Klorizar. Hello of Orlcani, Lamplight
ed. Lady IC11. Brown C. Anderson, ThrHa and
Although tho 2-Tcnr-ol.l brigade has hud but
little time at Tattle Hock to give a public dem
onstration of their worth, it ! generally admit
ted anion the horsemen and the trainers at tli
track that a larfio colony ot tho youngsters ar
txssesseU of lot of class, if apjrearancen to
-vroik-outs is prUato fro for much.
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