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11 REVIEW OF SPORTS,
Opinions About the League
Pennant Race and
THE HOME CLUB'S OHAKOES
Conflicting Stories About Sullivan's
Mode of Life.
GOSSIP ABOUT THE BOWERS.
A Bace Likely Between Teemer and
GENERAL SPOETKG KEWS OP THE DAI
Base ball enthusiasts have sot had much
to excite or interest them during the week.
jr There has been a remarkable quietude all
P round, the only activity being the reporting
f of the players to their respective clubs. It
may be safe to say that every club in the
League and Association is now ready for
' work, and during the next few weeks the
weeding out process will take place. This
I will be interesting to everybody who
patronizes the national game, and par-
ticularly so to patrons of the local
5 club. That several players" will be
dispensed with here is certain, bnt the club of
ficials decline to name them at present. It
, may be that Manager Phillips does not know
what players will be disposed of. I am inclined
;. to believe, however, that it is definitely known
f already who is wanted and wbo is to be re
leased. It is certain that Xicol, Maul and
Coleman will not all be wanted, and I would
not be surprised if aU three were released. One
important clab official has a great admiration
for Nlcol and the latter may be retained. Bo
far Nlcol has satisfied bis present employers.
It may be, however, that Miller will be put into
the outfield. There has been considerable talk
of this lately, but nothing definite is known
about It. If Miller is made a fielder then we
may expect to see Nicol, Maul and Coleman
disposed of to the highest bidder. Manager
" Phillips the other day spoke very highly in
deed of Lauer, the new catcher. There are
very strong hopes centered in this young man,
and if he does not turn out first-class there
will be some prominent authorities extremely
disappointed. He will be paired with Btaley,
and the latter is displaying greater speed than
he did last year. Staley and Lauer ought to
make a good battery.
Where Will They FinUlit
The great question among Fittsburgers now
is, where will the club finish in the pennant
raceT Of course, everybody has an answer
ready, bnt to select the correct one is the diffi
culty. I confess that I don't at all feel in
clined to make a prediction on the matter. The
uncertainties of base ball are so numerous and
so strange that I really believe a child would
have as much chance to select the winner as
an experienced man. However, I suppose
' we'll have to express an opinion of some kind
on the question. On paper the Pittsburg Club
looks as formidable as any in the country.
This seems to be the general opinion, be
cause baseball writers, both East and West,
are counting on the club as being one
of the best. I am certainly of this opinion.
If ve take each man in the team and compare
him with a man in any other team I think'that
Pittsburg will have a trifle the best of the com
parison. However, a club, on paper is one
thing and a club in the field is another. If the
local club can play up to its standard it ought
to finish among the first three. Of course it
will take good ana brilliant work to do this,
and also considerable good fortune. I will bo
surprised if the team gets below fourth place
after the race has fairly started. In my way of
thinking Pittsburg looks just aB strong as
Boston or New York, and stronger than Phila
delphia or Chicago.
A Quiet Brotherhood.
John M. "Ward bas returned, and still we
don't hear much about the Players' Brother
hood. I would not like to say a word dis
paragingly of that organization; but I think
any of us have license to say that so far it has
not done much good to the players. I fail to
see what great benefit players can derive from
it by holding meetings after the League mag
nates have legislated to suit themselves and
the majority of players are signed for the sea
son. True, there are two or three important
cases that the Brotherhood can discuss.
One or two players have been cut down
below their salary of last year. This is con
trary to the Brotherhood contract, but bow is
the brotherhood going to improve matters this
season. If a club refuses to pay a player more
than the classification requires what can the
brotherhood do? I fail to see that it can do
anything very effective. The plavers, how ever,
may learn by experience. They have een
taught lessons this winter that may prompt
them to look better after their own interests
Teemer nnd Gandanr.
It is likely that John Teemer and Jacob Gan
daur will be matched to row shortly. The
challengetlssned by Teemer in this paper a few
days ago caused John A. St. John, Gaudaur's
hacker, to visit the city on Thursday. St.
Jphn's object was to have a match of three
races definitely made. His terms, however,
were too one-sided to be accepted, and nothing
definite was done. St. John is a
very frank and honest gentleman and
invariably says what he means. lie was pre
pared to match Gandaur against Teemer for
three races, the first to be two miles and to be
rowed at St. Louis. Teemer agreed to the two
miles, but. fairly enough, wanted to select the
course. St. John not only wanted to name the
distance but also demanded the right to name
the course. Teemer would not concede this. It
seemed to me that St. John bad doubts about
Gaudaur's ability to defeat Teemer at all; be
certainly did not appear to be extremely anx
ious to make a match. He talked freely, how
ever, about aquatic prospects. He thinks boat
rowing will regain its prestige before long, and
strongly claims that there have not been as
many crooked races as the public imagines.
Faith In Gandanr.
I was surprised at the way St. John talked
about Gandaur. He told me with considerable
earnestness that he thinks Gaudaur Can defeat
O'Connor. This sounds very strange, indeed.
St. John is an experienced man in acquatic
matters, but 1 can never believe Gaudaur can
defeat O'Connor in a square race until the
event happens. Of course St. John also thinks
that Teemer can defeat the Canadian champion,
and he is confident that all three are better
rowers than Searle. the Australian. This is all
very encouraging to American patrons of the
sport, but I fear that results will be different to
what St. John expects.
A Terr Unlucky Sinn.
Harry Gilmore is certainly one of the un
lucky pugilists. He is a game fighter and a
busy one, but be probably gets knocked out
oftener than anybody else in the business. He
has received the "knockout" blow several
times almost before the battle was thoroughly
started. He reminds me of Heenan in that re
spect. However, though beaten often by a
chance blow, Gilmore is a good man. He is
not. however, as good as his friends think he
is. Danny Needham is not first-class, and proved
himself Gilmore's superior the otberday. They
made a good tight and for the first five or six
rounds it looked as if Gilmore was going to
hare an easy time of it. He used his hand
freely on Neednam's face and body, bnt Gil
more was not effective. This caused his de
feat. His blows did not do sufficient damage
and Needham outstayed lilin. Gilmore ought
certainly to talk no more about fighting for the
lightweight chainDionship of the world. Had
he beaten Needham he would undoubtedly
have been matched against McAullffe.
Stories Abont SnlllTan.
Probably there have been more stories told
about Sullivan than any other pugilist in the
world. Recently reports were circulated all
over the country to the effect that he was hope
lessly sunk in debauchery. This week there
are stories going round to the effect that he
has not been drinking at all; that be is in ex
cellent condition and taking good care qf him
self to right Kilraln. Both ot these statements
cannot be true, but it may be that Sullivan has
not been drinking as much as reported.
That be has been on a spree is cer
tain, and this fact goes to convince me that
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local sporting man was telling me a few days I
ago of a conversation he had with Pat Sheeny
relative to Sullivan. When the latter boxed
Frank Herald here the sporting man referred
to met Sheedy at his hotel after the fight.
Sheedy then said that it would require 12
months to get the liquor out ot Sullivan's sys
tem and about four months more to train him.
Sheedy then wanted to take Sullivan to Eng
land, but only to give boxing exhibitions. He
was opposed to Sullivan's fighting Mitchell.
John, li,however, went contrary to Sheedy's ad
vice and made a miserable failure.
The Six-Day Knee.
The big pedestrian contest which commences
in the Grand Central Rink earlyfnext Monday
morning promises to be a great affair. The
tracks will be laid during the week and will be
surveyed. Several of the contestants are here,
including Golden and Sammy Day. The latter
thinks be will finish among the leaders, and he
is looking well. N oremac is also training hard
and so is Connors. The race will undoubtedly
be the largest there has ever been in Pittsburg
and augurs well to be a great success.
Ashton and Tmnnon
I don't think that any good judge of pugilism
will be disappointed at the result of the Ashton
Lannon battle. It was a well fought contest
and the best man won. Dispatch readers
would, I think, be prepared to hear of Ashton's
victory, because when the match was made the
opinion was expressed in this paper to the
effect that Ashton was the better man. I
have always held the opinion that
Lannon was an over-rated man
by those who deemed him first-class. I gave
reason for this opinion when the report was
current that he was the "Tinknown" who was to
aght Kilraln. Lannon is a powerful and plucky
fellow, but a very slow one. He is not in the
same class as Jack Ashton, and yesterday's
battle proves it We may all prepare ourselves
now to hear ot Ashton's backers being eager to
match him against Kilraln, Jackson or anybody
else. I feel confident that Ashton would give
Kilrain a very hard argument either under
prize ring or Qneensberry rules.
New Orleans Races. '
New Orleans, March 30 Following are
First race, five furlongs Dutchman won In
1-M'a: Orange Girl, second; Catharine B. third.
faecond race, three-quarters of a mile Tudor won
in 1:18: Boot Jack, second: Annawan, third.
Third race, one mile Jim Williams won in
l:43)j; Sllleck, second: Lemon, third.
Fourth race, one-half mile Los cbster won in
H seconds after a dead heat with Lexington; Ec
London, March SOL This wag the third day
of the Liverpool spring meeting. The ninth
championship steeplechase, 230 sovereigns,
about three miles, was won by Mr. Abington's
aged Roquefort. The race for the thirty
second Liverpool cup of 700 sovereigns, cup
course, one mile and three furlongs, was won
by Lord Lurgan's 4-year-old bay colt Acme, by
Dutch Skater, out of Myra.
The team of English cricketers residing In
America who are to play the gentlemen of
Philadelphia has been made up. There' will be
three Fittsburgers In the team. They will be
Messrs. A. MacPherson, A. Burrows and H.
Fenn. The balance of the team will be Erom
head. Lane, Pacey. Handford, Tyers, Butler,
Wood, Chambers, Humphrey, Roberts.
Sullivan Very Drank.
Providence, March 30. Mr. John L. Sulli
van, of Boston, very drunk, wearing a two-days'
beard and a battered plug hat. has been
"doing" the town all the moraine with a follow
ing of local and out of town sports and an army
All the Money Up.
The final deposit of $75 each was put up last
night for the skin glove fight between Tom
Delehantyand Harry Niklrk. The battle will
take place in a hall at Dayton, O.
Sam DAT has written for Cartwright to come
here and start in the big pedestrian contest.
The Browns, of the Southside, would like to
hear from any local club whose members are
under 18 years of age. Address Frank E.
Acklin, Southside postoffice.
Advance copies of the Association and Na
tional League guides have been received at this
office. Both are excellent. No patron of the
national game should be without them.
The Allegheny Grays have organized as
follows: J. Daily, c.; G. Meyers, c; J. Costello,
p.: W. Davis, p.: J. Scanlon. s.: J. Brady, 1 b.;
J. Morgan, 2 b.; R. McCarthy, 3 b.: M. Mont
gomery, 1.; John Costello, m.; T. Flanagan, r.
Address J. Brady, 349 Chartlers street.
Incidents of a Day in Two Cities Condensed
far Ready Reading.
Hon. Jomr P. St. John, the Prohibitionist,
left last nigbt on the limited for Chicago.
The alarm from box 64 last night was caused
by a chimney fire at No. 2316 Penn avenue.
Rev. Fatheb Rosesstehj, of St. Agnes
Church, Soho, has been transferred to a parish
Colonel James Andrews, of the Tehuan
tepec Ship Railway, arrived home last night
from New York.
The United Building Trades Union will hold
its first regular meeting in the new hall, 101
Fifth avenue, K. of L. building, to-morrow
The Pennsylvania Alpha Alumni Chapter of
the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, will hold tbelr
third annual banquet at the Hotel Dnquesne
on Tuesday evening.
Ax Italian named Dagman Rippelianno, re
siding on the Southside, was struck by a cable
car at the corner' of Fifth avenue and Smith
field street. He was not seriously injured.
The police authorities were notified yester
day by Chief of Police Wright, of Syracuse,
N. Y., to be on the lookout for Arthur C. Rice,
who is wanted in that city for grand larceny.
Owing to inclement weather, the work of
lighting the city bv electricity has been de
layed. Mr. S. A. Duncan is pushing the work,
and in a few days the arc lamps will all be in
The war pending between the Natural Gas
Company of West Virginia and the city of
Wheeling has been settled in favor of the gas
company. The objectionable ordinance was
The alarms from stations 218 and 235, shortly
after the alarm from station 231 for the Cham
bers' House fire on Fifth avenue, were false
alarms. There is no clue to the persons who
pulled the boxes.
The Board of Awards was to have had a
meeting yesterday afternoon, but it was post
poned until next week. A large number of
bids have been received for contracts which
had not been adjusted.
William Ache, tne 10-year-old son of
George Ache, the Wood -street harness maker,
was run over by a carriage at the corner of
Fifth avenue and Neville street last night, and
had bis left leg fractured.
The Civil Engineers' Society have prepared a
bill for a general road law and placed it in the
hands ot Hon. Porter S. Newmyer. The chief
features of the bill are to shorten, reduce the
grade and provide for more thorough super
vision ot the roads.
Welfobs S. Bailey closes his series of
lectures in the East End this afternoon, when
he speaks in Liberty Hall on "The Power of
God to Save." Mr. Bailey leaves to-night for
Clinton county, where he has an engagement
for the next ten days.
Ret. Josephus Cheanet, who is known as
the "Little Texas Giant," wQl address a Con
stitutional amendment meeting in the Second
United Presbyterian Church, Sixth ward, on
Friday evening. This will probably be the
last speech Mr. Cheaney will make in Pitts
burg during the campaign.
John J. O'Reillt, dealer and broker in
distillers' supplies, declares that the liquor
men will not make a desperate fight to kill the
prohibition amendment. "We claim that
Philadelphia county will give 75,000 majority
against prohibition,'' he says, "and Allegheny
the same way by 40,000. Washington and Law
rence counties are sure by small majorities."
Mes. Stratton Horner, President of the
W. a T. Uof the West Eniand Mrs. Rebecca
Smith, wife-or "Broadax" Smith, will address
an open air meeting at Ross and Diamond
streets this afternoon. The meeting will com
mence at 3 o'clock, and will be held in the
vicinity of the Second Ward school. Special
music will be furnished by a choir under the
leadership of Prof. G. B. Horner. The exer
cises will be led by Andrew Brice.
"Why ! How can yon? Well, we can, and
this is the reason: "We manufacture the
clothing we sell, and know what it is; there
fore, wc can give this guarantee: To repair
your suit for one year lree of charge if bind
ing wears out, buttons come off, or no mat
ter what is necessary to keep in order. Asnit
bought of ns costing $10 or more, we pledge
ourselves to do this, anr jo less. This is the
only house in Pittsburg that will give such
a guarantee. ; Jacksons.
Tailors, Clothiers, Hatters and Furnishers,
954 and 056 Liberty street, Star corner.
A GAME BATTLE.
Jack Ashton Knocks Lannon Ont in
SOME VERY HARD HITTING.
Cambridge Defeats Oxford in Their Big
THE NATIONAL BICYCLE TOURNAMENT
Peovidexce, K.L.March 30. The. long
anticipated fight between Jack Ashton and
Joe Lannon took place in the Town Hall at
Burrillville. A special train left this city
at 8:15, and was packed with sporting men.
Among the 400 present was John L. Sulli
van and Jack Dempsey. The exact place
of meeting was kept a secret until the last
moment. The train stopped at Stillwater,
and the crowd quickly got out. It had been
announced that carriages would be in readi
ness to convey the party to the scene, but in
this respect the visitors were disappointed.
The ring was located over a mile away, and
a bountiful supply of swamp, fences and hills
intervened. There was considerable growling
at the prospect of a long, dreary walk; bat the
crowd finally tackled It. The nigbt was calm
overhead, but under foot it was quite muddy,
Several of the party got lost In the woods and
wandered around for some time before dis
covering a way out. Lannon was one of these
and was nearly an hour late. The ring was lo
cated about the middle of the hall, which was
lighted by several lamps.
BOTH XS GOOD FOBM.
Ashton reached the ring first and selected
his comer. He was seconded by Jim Daly and
Steve McMaugh. Lannon's seconds were his
brother Jim and Billy Mahoney. FrankMoran
was chosen referee. Ashton was weighed in at
172 pounds and Lannon at 193 and both men
were in excellent form and as 'pink as a rose.
The betting was even and. the Pawtucket
sports bet against Ashton. In Boston the
bets were 10 to 1 that there would be a draw.
About $8,000 changed hands.
When time was called Ashton began to lead
and planted his left on Lannon's jaw. This
riled up the Boston boy, who made a rush and
endeavored to do any damage. The men then
closed in and there was some sharp skirmish
ing, In which Ashton showed himself to be a
skillful ring tactician. He was after Lannon
in a few seconds and planted two stinging
blows on the left jaw and one iu his wind hag.
First blood was claimed for Ashton, but it was
In the second round Ashton drove for Lan
non's head, but the blow was blocked, and
Jack got a severe reminder from Lannon that
he was in the ring, for the Boston boy let out
his left and took him under the jaw. Jack
countered handsomely, but Lannon was still on
deck, and put in his right and left and thumped
JacK in the face and on the body. This nerved
up Ashton, who did some excellent fighting
and got the best of the round.
ASHTOJT FORCED THE FIGHTING.
In the third round Ashton forced the fight
ing and scored repeatedly on Lannon's face
and jaw, cleverly avoiding any return blows.
For the fourth, Ashton used his left to good
advantage, Lannon clayed to Jack's wind, and
resorted to his rushing tactics, but Ashton,
after two or three sharp face blows, planted a
hot shoulder blow on Lannon's left eye, which
at once began to swell and shut down. The
Boston pug was gritty, and made some wicked
attempts to knock his man- out, but Jack
blocked htm at every point, using his left so
effectually that Lannon's face began to puff up.
In the fifth and sixth rounds both men evi
dently fought for wind. There was in-fighting
throughout, and what was done was to the
credit of Ashton, whose head appeared to be
on a swivel, for Lannon could not find it.
In the oevsnth and eighth rounds Lannon
aeain forced the fighting, but no damage was
done. It looked in the ninth round as though
there was to be a finish of the fight. Both men
came to the scratch fresh and without a cut.
Lannon led and was met by Ashton, who
landed five blows In succession with his left on
Lannon's face, and then staggered Joe with a
left hander on the left eye. Here was a golden
opportunity for Jack to ln, but. he failed to
follow up the advantage.
LANNON WAS GEOQGy;
In the tenth round Lannon showed up
groggy and his blows fell short and he did no
execution. Ashton did all the leading, and,
securing an opening, set bis left to work and
dropped It on Lannon's left eye, which began
to look like a bay window.
In the eleventh Lannon led off in great style,
and appeared to have nerved himself up. His
blows, however, were short and did not yield
any punishment, for Ashton blocked him all
the time. The round was purely.give and take
and body work.
Lannon at last found use for his right in the
twelfth round and caught AShton on the jaw.
and this was the best blow that Joe struck dur
ing the fight. The opening was a good one,
and was duly improved upon. Jack was quick
to recover, and retaliated with a volley ot left
handers on Lannon's face and body five blows
in all. Ashton turned to avoid the counter,
and Lannon got in a solid blow on Jack's neck
and sent him spinning, but he held his feet.
The thirteenth Ashton worked for an oppor
tunity on Lannon's face, and used his left and
right beautifully. Lannon returned the com
pliment with a right upper cut on Jack's jaw.
SULLIVAN'S ADVICE. '
In response to a suggestion from John L.
Sullivan that Joe ought to have some use for
bis right, Ashton was riled up by this, and he
sailed in and used his right and left until he
got in seven face blows and made Lannon very
groggy, the calling of time alone saving Joe
from being knocked oat there and then.
The fourteenth was Ashton's from first to
last. Lannon came up somewhat bewildered,
and he was beginning to quit. He had not
force enough to hit a nard blow, and Ashton
had him at his mercy, pounding him in the face
and body, blocking everything that his oppo
nent offered with the exception of one In the
Lannon braced up in the fifteenth, opening
with bis left on Ashton's neck, a nasty crack,
too. He followed this up with a right upper
cut on Jack's jaw, Ashton returning with vigor
on Joe's face and jaw. The sixteenth was
A PICNIC FOB ASHTON,
who played a merry tattoo -on Lannon's eyes,
face and body. Joe found time to drive out a
straight arm blow and to make Jack's teeth
rattle. This nettled Ashton, who tried the
upper cut, with good effect.
In the seventeenth round Ashton opened on
Lannon's left eye. He was speedily repaid by
Lannon, who contributed two face blows and
nearly took Jack off his feet. Lannon might
have made the fight interesting for Jack here,
but he neglected to follow up his opportunity.
In the eighteenth round, which was to be the
closing one, Ashton went in to win. He
rammed Lannon all over the lot, striking hard
and true, and every blow told heavily, although
Lannon met Jack in good form.
Another round was called for and the men
came up, Ashton stronc and eager for a set
tling ot the old disputes, while Lannon was
groggy. Jack saw that by forcing the fighting
lie could knock bis man out, and ne proceeded
to do so. He drove him to the center of the
ring, and then let him have a paster with his
left and Lannon went down like a log. As soon
as he could get to his feet Lannon sqnared off,
but he could not resist the f uiious assaults bf
Ashton, who swung his right and left In until
another knock-down ensued. Lannon's seconds
raised him to his feet and Ashton, leaving his
corner, crossed over to Lannon and punched
Joe over the ropes where he lay helpess, so
dazed that he did not know where he was.
The referee gave the fight and the purse of
$1,000 to Ashton. After the fight Ashton was
found to have a swollen ear and one lumpy
cheek, while Lannon's face was bruised and
black and blue, and he complained of a severe
pain in the chest.
BIG BICYCLE EVENT.
Event for the
Chicago. March SO. The Exposition build
ing has been secured for a national cycling
tournament and exhibition of cycles and
cycling appliances, May 13 to IS inclusive.
There will be one professional event, continu
ing six days, eight hours dally. For this 81,000
will be given, and, provided there are eight or
more starters, it will be divided into five prizes,
the firxt man taking $300, the second 250, the
third 1125, fourth $75, and fifth $50. If there are
less; than eight starters, only four prizes will
be given, the third man taking 150, and the
fourth S100. Additional special prizes will be
given to the winner provided he will break the
record 747 miles. The men "who have already
expressed their intention of riding: are Prince,
bis pupil Reading, the Soldier, Knapp, Mor
gan, Dlngiey, Ashinger ana Harrison.
The principal amateur event will be a one
mile handicap, for which nine prizes will be
given, and in addition, a souvenir to every
starter who fails to take a place. It will be run
this way: That there are 40 entries, 8 heats
will be run, 5 men In each heat; the 8 winners
of these will ride a second round, 4 in each
heat, the first and second in each to compete
in the final for first, second and third prizes.
There will thus be S2 men defeated in the first
round of heats who will run agaia in say eight
heats that may be looked upon as second race.
The winners ot these heats will follow the
same course as is mapped oat for the winners
of the first round, and the successful men will
take the fourth, fifth and sixth prizes. The 24
remaining men will go through the same pro
cess exactly, the winners taking seventh,
eighth and ninth prizes.
There will be a large number of other events
of various character.
THE WIR-IIIDRPHY FIGHT.
Tho Contestants Start for the Ringside, and
a Hot Battle Is Expected.
Chicago, March SO. A world's feather
weight championship battle tor $1,500 and the
Richard K. Fox belt, with only 100 spectators
allowed, was the attraction! which to-night at
9:30 brought together at the Polk street depot
here just that number of some of the choicest
spirits in tho sporting world. Every one of the
100 seemed on tip-toe of expectation re
garding the event and eager for the
slightest scrap of information concerning
the two men who were to do the fighting the
noted feather weient pugilists, Frank Murphy,
of Birmingham, England, andlke Weir, ot Bel
fast, Ireland. Discussion turned largely on
the conditions of the fight and the condition of
the fighters. That the affair would be a des
perate one, and, in accordance with tho terms,
''to a finish," few persons in the crowd bad a
doubt. A purse of $1,600, of which the loser
would receive J250.it was contended, was of
itself a lively inducement for a struggle, and
the fact tnat the agreement specified "skin
gloves" appealed suggestive of a hard hitting
Tickets at $25 apiece and the established rep
utation of the "Parson" was what made the
gathering unusually select, confining the at
tendance, in fact, almost exclusively to the
type known as "high-rollers." Before the
train left the depot the aggregate of the
wagers on the result of the fight was already
well up in the thousands, and Indications were
notlackine that there would-be heavy betting at
the ring side. Both Weir and Murphy were de
clared by their resDective partisans to he in the
acme of physical form, while rnmors of per
sonal ill-will between the combatants were
plentier than ever.
"Parson" Davies' well-knit figure seemed
everywhere. His smooth management of the
expedition was being liberally commended and
appeared so satisfactory, indeed, that few
thought it necessary to inquire in advance the
destination of the train or similar details of
the arrangements. Persons who did attempt
to catechise the suave "Parson" were in gen
eral little the wiser for it, and when the en
gineer pulled the throttle the part ot the plan
known to a certainty was that the fight would
be at a spot within two hours' ride of Chicago
on the Lake Erie and Western road.
Tho Light Bines Defeat Oxford'in n Good
London, March 80. The annual boat race
between crews representing Cambridge and
Oxford Universities was rowed on the Thames
to-day. The course was from Pntney to Mort
lake, tour miles and two furlongs.
Large crowds witnessed the race. Alight
breeze was blowing, but the water was smooth.
There was a tendency to fog. An excellent
start was made at 11:13. Cambridge at once
took the lead and at Hammersmith bridge, one
and three-quarter miles from the starting
point, was a length ahead. Both crews were
rowing well. At this time a heavy rain was
falling. The Oxford crew shortly afterward
became confused and steered badly, splashing
some and almost collapsed. Near Barnes
bridge, five furlongs from the finish, Oxford
made a final spurt, but failed to reach the
Cambridge boat, the crew of which, rowing
well, won by four lengths.
The time of the Cambridge crew was 20 min
utes and 11 seconds.
THE SMITH-MITCHELL FIGHT.
All the Preliminaries Arranged for a Battle
Nkw Tobk, March SO. Richard K. Fox to
day received from George W. Atkinson a cable
to the effect that backers of Jem Smith and
Charley Mitchell met at the office of the
Sporting Life to-day and arranged final pre
liminaries for the, 400 glove fight and the
championship of England.
The battle to be decided next Monday night
at Banger's Amphitheater. The price of tickets
ranee from half a guinea to 5 guineas. Jack
Baldock will second Smith, with Jack Harper
as assistant. Jem Mace seconds Mitchell.
Jake Kilrain will be his chief adviser, and
Charley Mitchell will be his bottle holder.
The cable says that if Smith wins, Kilraln can
have all the fight he wants.
The United Hnntlne nnd Fishing CInbs Lay
Ins; Ont Linea for Fan la the Snmmer
Old Rates Offered by tho Railroads
The United Hunting, Fishing and Camp
ing Clubs met at the club rooms of the
Pittsburg Rod and Gnn Club last night.
The following named rod and gun clubs ap
plied for admission:
Catawba Island Fishing Club, the IThree C's,
the Hill Top Hunting and Fishing Club, the
Armona Rod and Qun Club and the John Wil
son Fishing Club.
J. W.Hague, Esq., explained to the dele
gates the fish laws of Pennsylvania. The
following named cinbs were represented by
The Pittsburg Rod and Gun Club, the John
Londecker, the John Wilson, the Wallace, the
Rosedale, the De Cowan, the Liberty, the
Friendship, the Roudolph, the La Belle, the
Mark Twain, the Feegee, the Half Moon, the
J. H. Jackson, the Keystone State, the Fim
merty and the Pennsylvania Sportsman's.
The John Londecker and John Wilson
clubs will go to Port Huron the coming
snmmer, and theSe Cowan to Coney Island.
Special rates have been offered by the
lake lines to the fishing parties, and the
railway passenger agents met yesterday
and adopted last years rates.
Mr. Hague entertained the delegates by a
talk on from ''Minne to Boo" and "Soo to
Goyebic" From Minneapolis to Soo the
tourist passes througn the famous lake dis
trict of Wisconsin. These lakes are full of
fish, and as yet but little fishing has been
done. Crystal Lake on this line is the
the greatest black bass fishing point known.
In 15 minutes more fish can be caught than
a man can carry.
The fishing clubs of Pittsburg will do
well to study the vast lake region of Wis
consin before deciding on their snmmer out
ing. The most hearty cordiality exists
among the various clubs of Pittsburg. The
total cost to a Pittsburger of a two-weeks'
onting on the lakes of Wisconsin is but $48.
CONTENTION OF M1NEES.
A Call for a Joint Meeting to be Held In
Scottdale April 13.
District Assembly 11, K. of L., and Sub
Division 4, N. T. A. 135, at Scottdale,
yesterday issned the following call for a
In accordance with the action of the last
joint convention we hereby call a joint conven
tion of all organized and unorganized work
men in the coke region to meet us in Scottdale
on Saturday, April J8, 1889, at 10 o'clock A. H.
Meetings are to be held at ail the works
on the Ilth Inst, at which time dele
gates are to be selected to repre
sent the workmen of said places.
In joint convention we urge you to make
April 11 a day ever memorable as one on which
your deliverance was secured. Delegates will
come prepared to answer the following ques
tions: First How many bushels of coal shall
constitute a day's work? Second How much
coke drawn shall constitute a day's work?
That we extend an invitation to the coke work
ers of Virginia, Galltzln and Latrobe to send
The call is signed by W. D. Wilson, M.
W.'of D. A. 11; W. M. Rhodes, Secretary
ofD. A. 11; Peter Wise, M. W. of Sub
Division 4; C. M. Parker, Secretary of Sub
Miners In Tcxns.
Thomas Lawson, of the Texas and Pacifie
Coal Company, was in the city yesterday.
He says, they have 350 men at-work in the
mines at present and are preparing to sink
another shaft. He says he is looking for
men and will engage none bnt union men.
Fat Money In Thy Parse.
Persons contemplating putting in new
carpets will look well to their purse strings
by looking at our stock before selecting.
Remember that it pays better to buy good
carpets than poor ones, and yon can well
afford to when you get six months' time to
settle for the same, say nothing of the satis
faction given from the moment you get the
goods, besides a year or two longer wear.
We think after considering the above that
yon will appreciate our manner of doing
business. Hopper Bbos. & Co.,
Tissa 307 Wood street.
THE BOYS' REC0EDS.
Averages of the Players of Spald
ing's Two Teams,
CARROLL'S GOOD SHOWING.
An Interesting letter to'Al Prat About
The Great Trip.
GOSSIP ABOUT THE I0CAL CLUB
The following figures show the work done
by the All-America and Chicago clnbs on
their tour around the world. The first
game was played at Chicago on Saturday,
October 20 and the last at Dublin, Ireland,
on Wednesday, March 27.
The All-American team excelled In bat
ting and base-running, but were ontfielded
by the Chicagos. In winning games, how
ever, Captain Ward's team are far in the
lead, the record standing 25 to 16 and two
ties, Anson very nearly tops the batting list
for the Chicagos, being but .002 behind Ryan.
Carroll Is the leader for the All-Americas,
with Ward a good second.
Fogarty's record as a base runner is very
fine, he having 32 stolen bases 'to his credit,
followed by Hanlon with 24. Ryan and Pfeffer
are the high men on the Chicagos, with IS each.
The averages have been carefully compiled,
but' foreign telegraph operators may be re
sponsible for Inaccuracies in some of the
Chicago 1060 978 172
All America iuxiitoZtlSo
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42 161 " "il "l4
28 ill 23 32 17
45 177 48 SO 15
35117 28 33 14
44 191 41 49 24
39 132 27 33 JS
ISO 34 37 IS
20 65 8 16 0
44 158 34 38 32
29 104 15 24 2
46 190 51 62 18
46179 37 58 4
40 128 30 36 13
46 17S 27 49 18
45 179 45 49 11
83 110 16 27 3
46 155 25 38 8
36 127 20 23 7
SO 100 15 18 3
45 186 33 33 16
Earle, All-America ...
Carroll, All-America .
Carroll, All-America .
Tener, Chicago ;.
Earle, All-America. .
Healey, All-America .
Blanulng, All-America .
Wxilrtrx Tl t ovw
Wood. All-America I
Burns, Chicago ;..i:
Hanion, Aii-America ...
Fosrartr. All-America. ..-I,
Manning, AU-Amerlea ..'..
Daly. Chicago ,
Kyan, Chicago ,
Healy, All-America ..
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34 161 60 15 239
29 140 48 13 201
7 30 15 5 50
It 57 33 11 101
1 11 1 0 12
30 252 21 9 232
14 129 5 6 140
27 280 II 17 308
5 46 2 3 51
5 54 2 4 60
1 12 0 1 13
3 21 2 2 23
1 10 1 1 12
2 24 0 3 27
16 0 17
46 145 144 18 807
33 60 75 21 146
24 29 56 14 99
48 66 67 24 157
4 5 12 5 22
10 12 8 9 29
5 3 3 6 12
23 35 84 14 133
9 12 16 4 32
38 39 96 28 160
2 4 2 2 8
10 0 2 2
14 0 0 4
2 3 0 0 3
6 14 3 1 18
33 63 5 4 62
44 67 6 11 74
2 10 12
2 10 0 1
9 16 1 0 17
24 33 6 3 42
41 62 8 7 77
5 5 12 8
10 0 11
6 10 1 0 11
2 4 0 0 4
2 2 0 0 2
39 45 5 3 53
44 44 9 14 69
2 2 114
10 11 2
Earle, All-America..... ..
Carroll, All-America, .v...
Anson, Chicago ,
Carroll, All-America.,,. r.
Kyan, Chicago ,
Hanlon, All-America ,
Daly, Chicago .,
Fotrartr. All-America. ...
Ryan, Chicago A...,
Carroll, All-America.. ....
Brown, AU-Amerlea. ...
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820 I'M 72 213 51 .260
441 j 50 116 55 .240
766 133 71 181 87 .230
602 12 58 170 .282
132 33 18 33 10 .288
Tbo Hill Top AH Right.
The Hill Top Baseball Clnb, the members of
whlcb are under 16 years of age, have reorgan
ized as follows: W. D. Boyd, President and
Manager; W. Thomas, Secretary and first; D.
Smybe, shortstop; J. Fitzlmmons, catcher; H.
O'Donnell, pitcher; H. Harmon, second; J.
Mooney, third; H. Watsonjelt; W. Best, mid
die; Charles Hare, right. They will open the
season with the Allentown Grays in a few
weeks. All clubs under 17 can get games by
addressing V. D. Boyd, 123 Maple avenue,
Opened Their Season.
.Philadelphia, March 80. The prelimin
ary ball season was opened here this afternoon
by a game between the Athletic and Yale Col
lege teams. The collegians were easily de
feated by their professional opponents. Score:
Yale 5; Athletics, 28.
TOO SCCH SNOW.
Bad Weather Prevent the First Gome
Unfavorable weather prevented yesterday'
game between the Pittsburgh and the East End
Athletics. About noon the grounds were cov
ered with snow and Manager Phillips post
poned the game.
The Pittsburgs will leave for Cincinnati this
morning. There will be 16 men taken on the
trip. Conway and Lauer will be the Pittsburgs
battery to-morrow, and if Cincinnati will allow
two batteries In the one game, GalYin and Mil
ler will play the last lour innings.
A BIG SUCCESS.
President Spalding Write to Thl City
Abont HI Trip.
Mr. A. G. Pratt, of this city, received an in
teresting letter from President Spalding yes
terday. The latter states that the trip has been
a great success in all respects. This Is some
what of a surprise because it has generally
been understood that President Spalding was a
big financial loser. ,
Mr. Spalding goes on to say that wall the
countries visited he has seen none that ne UKes
as well as America. He and the players are
longing for home and he does not think he will
undertake such a trip again.
A NEW PHASE.
Decker' Case Bob Up Again In a Strange
The Decker case loomed up in another form
yesterday. Judge Slagle placed the case on
the argument list, the question to be decided
now is: "Can corporations enter into partner
ship in this State?" The consideration of this
question will determine whether or not the
League can be sued.
Attorney Watson deems the new phase some
thing of a victory. He has connected every
club in the League with the case, and if the
Court decides that corporations can form a
partnership, Decker's claim will be proceeded
with without delay.
Baltimore reran Philadelphia.
tSFECIAL TELEGRAM TO TITS DISPATCH. J
Baltimore, March 80. Whlttaker and Kil
royfor Baltimore and Mitchell and Saunders
for Philadelphia officiated in the points to-day.
The Baltimore pitchers were most effective np
to the sixth inning, when the visitors had only
made three hits off young Whittaker, then
they made four runs through Sommers muff
of a line hit To retain their advantage the
FhiUies then put in Saunders in place of
Mitchell, wbo had been rapped freely, and
Baltimore retaliated by substituting Kilroy for
Whittaker. Baltimore played the best all
around game and won by timely hitting and
costly errors. Though the weather was cold
there were nearly 3,000 on the grounds. Score
Baltimore 2 10 0 2 0 0 3 0-
Philadelphia 0 11004000-6
rSPECIAL TKLZORAM TO TBS DISPATCH.!
St. Louis, March 3a The champions opened
the exhibition season to-day, with the St. Jos
eph team, of the Western Association, for op
ponents. Hudson made his first appearance. Al
though Freeman was hit bard, luck was with
the champions, and they won by bunching their
bits. Chamberlain reported to-day.
Score by Innings:
Tbo Scott Organize.
The W. Scotts have organized for the season.
They would like to hear from all clubs whose
members are below 16 years old. Following is
the make-uD of the team: W. Nye, catcher and
second base: E. Mullen, pitcher and shortstop;
R, Taylor, shortstop and pitcher; J. Cunning
ham, first base; H. Young, second base and
pitcher: W. Cowpland, third base; B. Marratta,
center field: B. McGrew. center field and catch
er; W. Weller, right field. Address challenges
to K. Taylor, 203 Irwin avenue, Allegheny.
EDWIN BOOTH DIKED.
A Distinguished Party Gather nt Delmon
Ico'a in HI Honor.
New York, March 30. Seventy-five
prominent citizens to-night joined Edwin
Booth at supper at Delmonico's on
the occasion of his departure
for San Francisco, on the
invitation of A. M. Palmer and Augustin
Daly. General Sherman, ex-Mayor Grace,
Chauncey IT. Depew, Edward Harrigan,
Marshall P. "Wilder, Hon. Thomas L.
.Tames. Theodore Eomelo. William J. Flor
ence, M. Coqueljn, General, Porter, Dion
Boucicault and John Gilbert were in the
Honors for Carroll D. Wright.'
Washington-, March 30. Hon. Carroll.
T. Wright, Commissioner of Labor, has
been designated as a Yice- president of
honor, and also as a member of the com
mittee of Patronage of the International
Congress on profit sharing, to be held in
Paris in July next during the Exposition.
Arrested for Horse Stealing.
William Hoeades was arrested and lodged
in the Allegheny lookup on a charge of
larceny, this morning about i o cioce. no
is accused of stealing a horse and wagon
from a butcher named William Smith, at
the Pittsburg market house.
There is a curious" museum at St. Peters
burg, which contains, all the imperial, state
and private carriages, but the most interesting
of all is the brougbam In which Alexander H.
was killed. The back of it is all in ruins, and
wben the door is opened and one looks inside
it looks quite dreadful. One of the cushions,
however, is still quite good. Here and there
splashes ot mud are still on it.
Tor Western Fenn.
sylvania and West
Virginia, fair, warm
er, winds becoming
PrrrsBUBO. March 30. 1839.
The United States Blgnal Service officer in
this city furnishes the following. .
Maximum temp.... 42
Minimum temp.... 23,
Ktver at ST. u., 5.0 tet; a fall or 0.4 feet In 24
WINES AND LIQUORS FOR MEDICINAL
WE MAKE A SPECIALTY
of Pure Wines and Liquors emoracing full
lines of both Foreign and Domestic at prices
for the age ana qnallty that cannot be met in
the city. OurCelebratedGnckenheimerS-Year-Old.
is still the same price. 1 for.full quart, or
six for to. We also carry in stock
Overbolt Pure Rye, five years old.
Finch's Golden Wedding, ten years old.
Gin, Pure Holland, our own importation.
DunvUle's Old Irish Whisky.
Ramsay's Old Scotch Whisky, distillery at
Wise's Old Irish Whisky, distillery at North
Kentucky Bonrbon, ten years old.
Cork Distilleries Co. Old Irish Whisky.
James Watson & Co.'s Dundee Fine Glenlive
Pare Jamaica Rum.
Old Tom Gin.
Gold Seal Champagne.
Bass & Co-'s Pale Ale.
Guinness Dublin Stout.
Imported and Domestic Brandies.
All of the different varieties of California
Wines you purchase from us are the very best,
and only 0 cts. for full quarts, or 55 00 per doz.
Send for complete Price List, mailed free to
All mail orders receive prompt attention.
Goods sent via express to any address. No
extra charge for boxing.
JOS. FLEMING & SON, Druggists
412 Market street, Pittsburg, Fa.,
mh31-TTSSU " Corner of the Diamond.
7:00 A. if
10:00 A. M
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80 P. II
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EARLY SPRING BUYERS:
We drop the regular prices to push up our saiee
Facts as they exisjb, and as you will find i&
them to-morrow and every day ',
SPRING .-. OVERCOATS
12 AJXD $15," fi
ALL NEXT WEEK.
They are worth, at the very least 515 and $ 18. No one approaches them nearer thaa
that price. -
"We know whereof we speak when we assert that no bouse in the city display s'th
tony line of SACK, FROCK and PRINCE ALBERT SUITS and STYLISH SPRING
TOP COATS that we do. All fabrics are represented. They are made in our own fault--less
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-LOOK IN OUR 'WINDOWS ! They will give you a faint idea of the beautiful',"
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Spring Opening Boys'
Will continne all the week. All welcome.
Our exhibit of new features in Spring Suits
Piccadilly Suits at $2 50, $2 75, $3.
London Suits, $3 50, $3 75, $4.
Paris Blouse Suits, $4 50, $5, $6.
Knockabout Suits, $5, $6, $7.
Pleated and Norfolk Suits, $4 $4 50, $5, $6,.:f " -
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