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THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE THURSDAY MORNING, MAY 20. 1897.
BASE BALL GAMES
It Was a Danner Day for All (be Home
SCRANTON LOST AT SPRINOFIGLD
1'onicn llcnt Us mid Attained Second
rincc--'l'roililcnco TnkeH n Ilrnco
nml Itoolicstcr Frills to Check the
Jllsoim' Winning StrcnU.-Srncnao
. and Toronto Tiny n Cluao Giimc.
The Minors Come Home Today.
We went down beforo the Spilngfleld
Ponies yesterdny and surrender second
Id.ico. to them, but a percentage of COO
per cent, was won by Gilllin'i men on
th" trip nnd the cranks aro pretty well
rci'tlBfled. Syracuse by defeating To
ronto l close enough to us to go Into
third plnce If we lose nnd they win to
duy. , The Providence GrnyH Fevm to
haw shaken off their hoodoo nnd will
make. a:interwlned effort to continue
their gait in the threo games which
tJPffln Irertrthts-af tcrnoon.
Springfield.......... ..12 Scranton 3
I'ro Idence.. ... . i Wllkcs-Barrc a
llutfulo .' . ... ..10 Hocliester.. .. . .. j
5 ravuse rt Toronto
Jjuffalo II 11 3 .7M
Springfield 1...1. ....., U 10 5 7
Scranton 11 9 ft .&
Sjlhquto 11 8 0 .o71
HocllfHtor 17 7 10 .112
Wllkes-Harro 13 0 a .400
l'roxldcnco W C 10 .371
Toronto IS 5 13 .273
rnovion.vcn at sctsanton1.
spitiNnrir.LD at wn.,Ki:s-LUitm;.
syuacusu at uupfalo.
itoohusteu at tohoxto.
PONIES BUNCHED HITS.
Scranton Loses the Last Game of (lie
Series to Springfield by Heavy
Springfield, Mnss., Jlny 19. Springfield
won the Inst gamo of the home Htrles from
Scranton today by bunching their hits on
Morse In the fifth and sixth Inning, wnlle
Woods kept the xlsltors' hits scattered.
A.ll. It. II. o. A. Ii
Fuller, bs 4 113 4 0
Green, If 4 0 4 2 10
Schelller, rf 4 0 0 2 0 0
Drouthers, lb 5 2 2 C u 0
Smith, cf 4 2 2 3 0 0
Gilbert, 3b 5 2 2 3 11
Duncan, c G 2 2 1 0 1
aioore, 2b 0 12 5 11
Woods, p 4 2 10 3 0
Totals 10 12 18 27 10 3
A 13. n. II. O. A. U.
Kagan, If 5 1 3 5 1 0
O'Brien, cf 5 14 111
Heard, ss 4 0 112 1
Daly, rf 3 0 12 0 0
Masaey, lb 3 0 17 10
Bonner, 2b 4 0 0 15 2
Magulre, 3b 4 0 13 2 1
lioyd. t 4 0 0 4 10
florae, p 4 110 3 0
Totals SO 3 12 27 lfi 5
Springfield 00004520 112
Bcranton 0 0000101 1 J
Earned runs Springfield, 7, Scianton, 2.
Sacrlilco hits Schelller, Ucaid. Stolen
bases Gilbert. Two-base hits Urouth
ers, Gilbert (2), Moore, O'Brien, Morao.
Three-base hits Green (2). rirst base on
balls Oft Wood, 2; otf Morse, 3. Left on
bases Scranton, S, Springfield, 5. Struck
out By Morse, 1. Double plnjf Bonner.
Boyd and Massey; Bonner and Massey;
JWaguIre, Massoy, Bonner and Bojd. Time
2 hows. Umpire Know lis.
ProUdcnce, May 19 ProWdenco won
again today against Wllkes-Barro In a
close ana woll-balanc.ed contest. Itudder
ham's generalship In pitching and timely
hitting, with errors that were costly, pro
duced the victory. Score:
A.B. It. II. O. A. E.
Welgaml, 2b 5 0 0 3 11
Bassott, 3b 5 0 J 1 4 0
Knight, If. 4 1110 0
Drauby, lb 4 0 17 11
Cooney, ss 4 0 2 3 2 1
Lyons, cf 4 0 0 2 0 0
Frlel, rf 4 0 0 2 10
Dixon, c 3 2 2 7 0 0
lluddeiharn, p 3 0 114 0
Totals 3'J 3 10 27 13 3
A.B. II. 11. O. A. E.
Sharrott, rf 4 0 0 10 0
Goeckel, lb 4 1 1 II 1 0
Betts, cf. 3 0 0 2 0 0
Powell, If 4 0 110 1
Mills, 2b 10 2 2 2 1
Digglns. c 10 0 4 11
C. Smith, 3b 3 0 0 2 3 0
McMahon, ss 3 12 4 4 0
L. Smith, p 0 0 0 0 0 0
Uhci-han, p 2 0 2 0 10
Totals 31 2 7 27 U 3
Providence 0 100011003
Wllkes-Barro 0 000110002
Two-baso hlts-Dlxon, Bassett, Sacrillce
Tilt Betts. Stolen bat,o DKon. rirst
baso on balls Off L. Smith, 3; off Rudder
ham, 1. First base on errors Providence,
1: Wllkes-Barre, 1. Struck out By Rud
dtrham, 2; by Bctts, 1: by Smith, 3: by
oneenan, 1. Time 1.00. Umpire Ken
Syracuse, N. Y May 19.-xho Torontos
had a picnic with Mullarkey In tho third
Inning of today's game, before unrt after
which Mullarkey had a plculs with the
v A.B. R. II. O. A. L
Eugan, 2b 4 0 1 0 4 1
Garry, cf 3 0 13 2 0
Smith, 3b 4 0 112 1
Lerottc, lb 3 2 17 0 1
Grove, If 4 112 0 0
Hchelbeck, es 3 12 2 4 1
Hhcaron, rf 4 0 0 3 0 0
Ryan, a 3 Is 1 3 2 0
Mullarkey, p 3 110 10
.......31 0 9 27 13
A.B R. H. O. A. E.
Lush, 3b 4 10 13 0
White, If 4 12 3 0 0
McGann, lb 1 1 1 11 0 0
Mcllalc, cf. 4 112 10
Baker, o. 3 0 0 4 0 0
Freeman, rf 3 0 110 0
Wagner, as 4 ..0 1 0 a 0
Taylor, 2b 4 0 2 2 2 0
Staley, p 3 0 0 0 3 0
Totals 33 4 8 21 11 0
Syracuse. 0 10 0 0 0 11' 0
Toronto 0 04 00000 04
.Earned" runs-Syracue c, 4. Two-baso
hits Garry, Grove, Eagan, Taylor, Three
base hits Ilyan, Lczotte, White. Stolen
base Lozotte. Double plays Wagner,
Tajlor and McGann; MoIInlo and Mc
Gann. rirst on balls Off Multarkcy, 2;
off Stnley, 3. Hit by pltcher-ny Jlullar
key, 1. Stiuck out By Multarkcy, 2i by
Staley, 3. Passed ball-Ilynn. Wild
pitches Mullarkc, 2. Left on bases Syr
ncuse, 4 J Toronto, 2. Time 2 hours.
Umplro Swart wood.
Buffalo, May ID. Hoohestcr was com
pletely outclassed In today's game. If
Bnlley, a new Buffalo pitcher, had not
been put In as a trial horse In the seventh
a shut out would have been lne liable.
A.B. II. II. O. A. 12.
F. Shannon, ss 3 0 0 2 1 I
Lynch, rf 3 0 0 10 0
Lytic, If 4 0 0 3 0 0
D.Shannon, 2b 3 0 0 2 10
Dnoley, lb 4 1 2 1J 0 0
Mulvey. Sb 4 0 0 0 S 2
Blchter, cf 4 12 0 0 0
O'.NVll, c 2 0 0 10 0
Zahner, c 1 0 1 0 0 0
Yarrlck, p 10 0 0 10
Gannon, 1 10 10 0 0
Gallaghor, p 10 0 0 0 0
G 24 11
A.B. It. II. O. A. 13.
Clymer, cf 5 3 2 5 0 0
Gray, rf G21300
Gilboy, If 5 113 0 0
Wire, 2b 4 2 2 2 3 0
Field, II 4 0 1 9 .0 0
Gremlnger, 3b 4 0 2 2 0 0
Pullhaii, ss 4 0 0 3 3 0
Smith, c 2 10 12 0
Brown, v 2 10 12 0
Bailey, p 10 0 0 10
Totals 3ii 10 9 27 11 0
Rochester 0 0000000 22
Buffalo 1 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 010
Earned runs Buffalo, 1. Two-base hits
Wise, Gilboy, Rlchter. Threc-baso hits
Wise. Stol'n bases Clymer. Doublo
play Wise and Field. First b.iso on balls
-Off Brown, 2; oft Bnllev, 2: off Yarrlck,
1; off Gannon, 2. Hit by pitched ball
By Brown, 1. Struck out-By Bailey, 1.
Parsed ball O'Xeil. Left on bases
Rochester. R, Buffalo, 5. Time 1.50. Um
BASE BALL GAME TODAY.
Miners Win Plnv tho Champion (Jrnys
at Athletic l'nrk.
This afternoon the Scranton club Mill
return home nnd will play against the
champion Providence Grays at Athletic
paik. It will be Indies' day and It Is
likely that a large number of the fair
sex will accept of the association's hos
pitality nnd Ive piesent.
The club returns home with a record
of three victories and two defeata on
the trip and In third position In the
tace. Tho plavlng of the team up to
date has been 11 that could be expect
ed and somewhat better, considering
the number of Injured players and the
temporary illness of two, nil of which
has put the club at a slight disadvan
tage. It Is piobable that either Gillon or
Harper will pitch for Scranton and that
Hodson, the old Scranton State league
favorite, will do the turn for Provi
dence. NATIONAL LEAGUE.
R'tltimore, Cincinnati and Plttfcburg,
the three leaders, won esterday, in
fact the Phillies nnd Louisville were
the enly leading clubs to lose. Manag
er StalllngB, of th Quakers, protested
the decision which gavt Cincinnati a
victory. Boston passes Louisville, and
attains sixth place.
Cincinnati 7 Philadelphia 6
Baltimore. 3 Louisville 1
Pittsburg 11 New York 5
Boston 7 Chicago 6
Ctexeland 8 Washington 5
St. Louis . ... .. 3 Brooklyn 1
Loulsvlllo .' 19
New York 18
St. Louis 22
19 2 .SGI
10 7 .ad
13 7 .050
13 9 .511
12 10 .513
11 10 .521
9 10 .174
9 12 .123
7 11 .3S9
7 15 .318
5 13 .250
5 17 .227
Philadelphia at Pittsburg.
New' York at Cleveland.
Boston at St. Louis.
Washington at Chicago.
Brooklyn at LoulsUlle.
Baltimore at Cincinnati.
Clnclnutl, May 19 Tho Phillies made
their labt appeaionce hero until July this
afternoon and were again defeated In an
exciting game. In tho eighth Inning La
Jole was called out by Umplro Sheridan
for Interfering with tho ball. All the Phil
lies flocked around Sheridan until ho
pulled out his watch. Manager Stalllngs
has protested the game on the ground
that Lajole was hit while ho was In bat
ting position. Score. R.H.E.
Cincinnati 1 0103100 1-7 10 1
Philadelphia 2 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0- C 9 4
Batterfes Rhlnes, Dwyer and Schrlver;
Tailjrnnd Clements. Umpire She: Idan.
Pittsburg, Pa., May 19. In tho flist in
nlng, after Seymour had given two men
bases on balls, hit another and let In two
runs, Mcekln was substituted, but Ms sup
port was roor. Tannehlll was splendidly
back up, tho wonderful stops nnd throws
of Ely being a feature. Score: R.H.E.
Pittsburg 4 2212000-ll 9 0
New York 2 10 0 0 0 10 15 9 5
Batteries Tannehlll and Sugden; Soy
mour, Meekln and Warner. Umpire Ems
Louisville, Ky May 19. Tho Oiloles had
their young nouth-pnw, Nops, In the box
again today and ho was almost as success
ful as on Monday, tho Colonels getting but
on6 run. Score: R.H.E.
Baltimore 01200000 '-3 0 2
Loulsvlllo 0 000 00 1001 7 1
Batteries Nops nnd Robinson; Hill and
Wilson. Umpire MoDermott.
St. Louis, May 19. Hart wns In gnat
foirn and bits were few off him. Score:
St. Louis 00 1000 002-3 8 2
Brooklyn 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0-1 0 1
Batterlen-Hart nnd McFnrland; Konne
dy and Grim. Umpire Lynch.
Cleveland, O., May 39. The Cleveland
won to lay because of their good fielding
and timely hitting, combined with tho er
rors of Cartwrlght. Score; R.H.E.
Cleveland 1 2 0 1 0 0 2 2 -8 10 i
Waehlngtcn 2 0 0 0 0 10 2 0-E13 4
Batteries Young and Kimmcr: Meiccr,
Norton and Furrell. Umpire Hurst,
Chicago, Mcy 19. Boston won the last
gamo of tho series on tho local's battery
errors and poor baso running. Score:
Chicago 00 4 0 20 000 0-G 9 6
Boston 2 03010000 1 7 13 2
Battcrles-Grimth nnd Klttrldgoj Klobe
danss nnd Bergen, Umpire McDonald,
Philadelphia, May 19. Another close
game wns won by tho Athletics from Nor
folk today. Grady's three-bagger arid
Leahy's errors In the eighth wcro largely
responsible fdr tho result, Scoro: R.H.I3.
Athletics 00 00 000.11-4 8 0
Norfolk 0002000013 7 4
Batteries Jordan and Fox; Pfanmlllcr
and Ileydon. Umpire Snyder.
Newark, N. J., May 19 Today's gamo
with Richmond was a battle royal; ending
In a. tie after fifteen Innings of tho hard
est kind of playing. Darkness finally end
ed It. Scoro: R.II.E.
Newark ..0 00010040000000-C13 2
Richmond 10003100000000 (Mi 8 3
Batteries Johnstone, Carrlclc and Roth
fus; Chesbro and Bteelman. Umpire
Hartford, Conn., May 19. Hartford de
feated Lancaster today In a heavy hitting
game. Both teams played loosely In tho
field. Score: R.II E.
Hartford 1 11115 0 4 0-14 15 3
Lancaster 0 0 4 0 0 3 0 3 010 12 4
Batteries Vlekery nnd noach; West,
Yeager, Hepling and Wente. Umpire
Princeton, N. J May 19. Princeton de
feated Franklin and Mnrshnll Baso Hall
team In a very one-sided gamo today. Tho
!sltors were unable to bat and fielded llko
novices. Scoro: It.H.E.
rrtnecton 4 2 9 0 12 3 0 02113 0
F. and M 000 0000 0 00 3 4
Batteries Kater and Jayne; Altman,
At New Haven R II, E.
Amherst 0 110 0 0 0 0 02 317
46200 2 1 1 15 1'J 1
At Cambridge, Mass. R.H.E.
Harvard 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 8 4
Williams 0 10100000-2 7 C
ST. THOMAS CLUB WON.
Defeated the I'nctorvvllle Players by
11 Score of IT to S.
Special to tho Scranton Tribune.
Factory vllle. May 19. There was a
rplendld exhibition of base ball on tho
Academy grounds today when the hith
erto Invincible Keystone team lost to
the boys from St Thomas' college,
Scranton, In a scoro of 17 to 5. Last
Satuiday the Keystones defeated the
"Wyoming seminary team 6 to 4, and it
was supposo that winning from the
Wyomlngs made the Keystones leaders
among the amateur combinations in
tho valley. But tho St. Thomas boys
only needed seven Innings to make the
rcore 17 to 5.
Keogh, of the home team, was batted
out of the box In the first Inning, and
his successor was treated with like
clemency although he struck out four
of the visitors Nallln, McLaughlin and
Cummlngs of the visitors did some nr
tlstic batting. Following Is the score:
A B. R. H O. A. E.
Green, If 3 10 10 1
Hartman, c 5 0 0 10 2
Mat how son, 2b., p. . 5 1 0 0 4 1
Bcardsley, rf 5 10 0 0 0
Smiley, 3b 5 0 0 3 0 1
Keogh, 2b., p 4 10 0 0 0
Cure, lb 5 0 0 C 0 1
Armstrong, cf 4 1 0 1 0 0
Wilson, ss 4 0 0 1 5 '1
A.B. R. H. O. A. E.
Weir, If 4 0 0 0 0 0
McLaughlin, 2b 4 2 2 1 0 1
Nallln, lb 4 3 13 10
May. 3b 3 3 1111
T. Cummlngs, cs .. 5 2 1 1 1 1
Klrkwood, rf 6 3 2 0 0 0
W. Cummlngs, c. .. 5 0 3 1 1 1
uiHiuy, cf 5 10 0 0 1
Grlcen, p 5 12 0 0 0
Factoryvlllo 2 10 0 0 2 05
St. Thomas 6 10 113 517
Earned runs St. Thomas, 4. Two-baso
hits Nallln, Klrkwood, Cummlngs.
Struck out By Gllffen, 4. Hit by pitched
ball Ruddj. Time of game 2 hours.
Shannon evidently has a "find" In
Catcher O'Neill, who has a biogue, ns
vvoll ns u name, that shows he Is madu
of the proper material for a ball player.
Rochester Post-Express. Excus ns,
but ONelll Is Sundy Griffin's "find" and
nut Shannon's. Ho Is Soranton property
Luc no offenso will bo taken If ho wins
lam els for tome other club for one year.
Says tho Springfield Union: "Just by
wayof consoling the home cranks It may
bo stated, as a matter of history that
this same sou paw Morso would be
weurlng a Pony uniform today Instead of
a blue one, but for tho lax, unstable
fashion In previous years and the pres
ent picayune policy of refusing "ad
vanco" money to players Manager Burns
had tho Inside track on Sandy Grif
fin laBt winter and had Morse as good
as landed, but the pitcher demanded
some 'advance' before signing. This Man
ager Burns could not promlso him on
account of the club's policy and tho
pltchor signed with Scranton, where they
do give 'advance.' "
Yesterday's Syracuso Standard says:
"Biecklnrldge, tho lengthy man from tho
New England league, who was counted
upon to bat tho ball out of tho lot, will
look at tho game from the bench today,
Abe Lezotte will go to first and Shcaron
will be given a trial for tho day In right
Held. Grove is n fixture in left and
Shcuron Is not likely to stay In light.
While Breckinridge Is laid off only tern
poiorlly It will not bo a matter for sur
prize If ho does not go bnck to first.
Biecklnrldge has not hit hard, but that
Is not the reason for his deposition. He
has not played tho fast game on first
baso that Is necessary for fast Infield
work. Breckinridge may be exchanged
for another first base .nan. Such a deal
Is on. Mason has been laid off without
pay until ho can get Into shape."
Wonder if tho Springfield Union man
can't scratch out somo other expression to
substitute 03 a relief for "Wouldn't do a
thing to It." Wllkes-Barro Leader. "Tho
Springfield Union Man" gencially manag
es to use such lauguago and grammar us
satisfies a large scissors constituency. If
base ball writers generally were as clear
and honest as 'Sy" thero would bo much
less misunderstanding about tho gamo and
all that goes with It. Scranton Tribune.
Thanks, what do you smoke? It might bo
explained that the reason why the Leader
Is so anxious about the "Springfield Union
Man's" expressions Is becauso it has for
three or four ears mado up tho major
part of Its baso ball department by clip
pings fiom theso columns, soldom giving
tho Union any credit, 'however. Spring
Tho New York Journal Sunday gave
the average batting and fielding of tho
National league players to date. In bat
ting Stahl led, but hu had played in only
ntno games, Of those who had plajcd I
fames and over Davis, of New York, led
with .444 and following wore Dcmontro
vllle (Washington), .433; Keeler (Balti
more), .414; CooUy (Phllad!phlA), .410;
Jones (Brooklyn), ,100; Lajole (Philadel
phia), .400; Kclley (Baltimore), .S9S; Tur
ner (St. Louts), .SS9; Hartman (St. Louis),
,8S; Delahanty (Philadelphia), .383; Socks
loxla has ,359; Rltchey is .327, Redly .267,
Canavnn is ,224, Hughey Jennings was
only ,220. In fielding Clark, of Baltlmoro,
led catchers; Decker, of Chicago, led first
bascmon; McPhce, of Cincinnati, led sec
ond basemen; Cllngman, of Loulsvlllo, tho
third basemen; Fred Ely, of Pittsburg,
shortstops; Bclbach, of Washington, tho
left fielders; Dowd, of St. Louis, center
fielders; Oder, of Philadelphia, right field
ers. Tho small valuo of tho averages Is
cvldont from this statcmnt. Not a Balti
more led his class. Phltodolphla led team
batting; Cincinnati In team fielding.
1. Will thoso near to tho fountain heads
of Information explain these things?
2. Why la It Botts Is never put In to
pitch for Wllkes-Barro?
3. Why doesn't Pat Meaney play for
4. Why Billy Lush Is not kept at third for
Toronto all tho time?
5. Whnt Is tho matter with Providence?
C. How those Canucks havo managed to
lose threo games to overy ono won?
7. How long the Bisons will hold first?
8, What Bill Eagan's avcrago would be
in a table of "Hit by pltchor"?
2. Ho's moro valuablo as art evcry-day
3. Good batter, but not fast enough,
4. Ho will be.
5. Nothing but Murtay's absence.
0. Because Irwin tries to coach.
7. Will be hovering around thero till tho
close of the season.
8. Ho'd bo barred from the game.
A half-dozen drummers made them
selves conspicuous In tho grandstand by
rooting for Scranton yesterday and the
homo fans thought they wore Holyokers.
It was a libel on Holyoko's rooting. They
camo In from tho country. Springfield
Tommy Johnson, drafted by the Phillies
from Scranton, replaced Taylor In the
necrnd inning after tho latter had lost
Tuesday's game at Cincinnati. JohnBon
pllchid a steady even game and seems
to bo u candidate for regular work In tho
Leftflcldcr Burnett, of Dotrolt, was
fined $100 for striking Umplro Ebrlght.
Catcher Lake, of Kansas City, was fined
$100 for striking Umplro Graves last Fri
day. Tho directors of the Western league
declared that expulsion would follow a
repetition of theso offenses.
A despatch from Chicago says that
Fred Pfeffer, tho noted second baseman,
has announced his retirement from the
diamond, owing to poor health. In Ids
prime Pfeffer was ono of tho greatest
fielders In his position In the country.
His place on tho Chicago team will bo
taken by Connors, a Western league play
er. MONEY BACK OF JUDGE.
if He Wins from McWilliams Tonigbt,
$2,500 Is Ready to Back Him
Tho accompanying cut is of James
Judge, of this city, the undefeated
lightweight and ono of the very few
legitimate exponents of clever, scien
tific boxing? In Eastern Pennsylvania
outside of Philadelphia. He is In no
sene a strip of tho same cloth of al
leged boxers who havo within the past
few years sprang1 up like mushrooms
all over tho country and possess brute
strength and instincts as a eolo excuse
for their athletic claims.
Judge Is 25 yeare old, 5 feot and 10 in
ches in height and can enter the roped
ring at from 133 to 145 pounds. There
Is nothing in his countenance nor char
acter to Indicate the "prize fighter" ac
cording to the common understanding
of that term. He is intelligent. Is pos
sessed of a. public school education
and While in the ring makes equal use
of his head, agility and strength.
Five years ago he began Bparrlng as
a pastime, and, discovering that ho
wa9 cleaverer than his fellows, began
talcing part In exhibition bouts. In all
of these he was victorious. Then be
gan his professional career four year3
ago, Elnne when he Has met and de
feated about fifty opponents. Amon
his recent and more notable engage
ments he defeated Georgo Bills, of
Trenton, in two round; "Jack" Welsh,
of New York, two rounds; "Gus" Rld
onback, of Scranton, two rounds;
"Jake" Bryer, of Scranton, three
rounds; Charles Woods, of Philadel
phia, fourteen rounds; Jerome Quls
ley, of Philadelphia, three rounds;
"Red" Conley, of Philadelphia, eight
rounds; "Mike." Leonard, of Brooklyn,
two rounds; "Mike" Leonard, six
rounds, and Sam Tonkins, of New York,
Judge and "Jack" McWilliams, of
New London,, Conn., will meet in a
15-round contest tonight in Music hall.
It Is probable that the referee will be
"Tommy" West, of New York city.
"Jack" Shelly, of Brooklyn, who has
for several months been Judge's ac
credited representative, will bo his sec
ond, and tho other handlers will be
"Paddy" Hopkins nnd Judge's brother,
If the Scranton boy wins his battle
tonight, Skelly acting1 for him will
challenge the whole lightweight woild
for a 20-round battle for any eum up
to $2,500, andi will etarod ready to poat
$500 to bind tho match.
Hilllnrdlst Shnw at nnckus'.
George Backus' billiard room was
well filled with lovers of billiards last
night, to ceo the great Shaw play bil
liards and make fancy shots. He made
tho balls do everything but talk, Thta
evening he will play at Carbondale, as
sisted by Jerome ICcogh.tho pool cham
pion of this city. They will play both
bllllnids and pool.
Wlznrd Shaw's Exhibition.
Imw Shnw, the greatest all-around
billiard player in the world, will be at
Carbondale this evening at the Antlna
clte hotel. Jerome Keogh, this city's
pool expert, will assist Mr. Shaw at
Carbondale, also at the Scranton club
Friday evening In pool matches of 75
LOCAL AND GENERAL
GOSSIP ON WHIST
Information ol Interest to tbc Students
of tbe Game.
FINE END-PLAY CHANCE DISCUSSED
Hccouios Posslblo to tho Plnycr Who
lias Carcfullr Marked tho Drop of
or the Ilnrly Cnrda-Was Recently
Played br Ilnltimoro Club Members.
Clay, tho Export, Discovers Now
Methods of Duplicate Playing.
An interesting discovery nnd some
thing new in the methods of playing
progressive duplicate whist has been
made by C. M. Clay, tho whist player
and problemist, of Boston. Heretofore
when nn even number of tables were in
the progression, it was necessary to
havo the moving patrs skip a table
when half way around and thus play
twice against the pair with which they
started. By Mr. Clay's method, which
hast been simplified and Improved by
Mr. Barney, president of the American
Whist league, any number of tables,
whether odd or even, can be handled
without his defect, as long as the num
ber of hands dealt at each table can be
divided Into two equal parts. The plan
is for the moving pairs to play one
half the number of trays and take them
with them to the next table, putting
them under those remaining; then play
the top portion and carry them to the
next table in the same manner until
each moving pair has passed twice
around the circle, when it will be found
that they have played all the boards
and agnlnBt each of the adversaries an
equal number of times. Strange to
say,, it has also been found that it will
afford a test for teams of four on the
same plan as the Howell game, each
playing the same boards In duplicate
as they pass around the room.
There will bo no ladies' game at tho
Scranton Whist club this evening. It
Is probable that these games on Thurs
day nights will be discontinued until
In Quaker City history
Is chronicled a fray.
A fight for "points" In pedigree
Between the Wisters with an H
And the Wlstars with an A
(Tho score remains a mystery
Unto this very day).
All good and loyal whlsters we;
And in the game wo play;
We know no difference In degreo
Between the Wlster with an E
And the Wlstar with an A;
Tor the Whlster with an II is ho
Who rules the earth today. E. B. C.
The Baltimore News gives nn Inter
esting deal to the whist world with the
Well Illustrative of the beautiful
chances for fine end-play which become
posslblo to the player who has carefully
marked tho drop of the early cards In
tho following hand, which was played
recontly by four members of the Balti
more Whist club. The play depended at
the end on forcing a discard from the
ad versa rj"
Trump Clubs 3. Leader North.
North. East. South. West,
S....J.8.0.2 10.9.7,3 A,5 K.Q.4
H....C.5,4 K,3 Q.J.8,7,2 A.10,9
C....K.6.4 A.J.10.5 Q.8,2 9.7,3
D,...Q,J,9 A.K.10 7.5.2 8,C,4,3
1 2 B 7S ASX 4 8
2 6 8 3S 58 QSx
3 4C 5C QCx 9C
4 4H 3 11 7 11 9Hx
5 CC 10 C X 2C 7C
6 KC ACx 8C 3C
7 9 D K D X 2D 3D
8 6 11 KHx 2H 10 II
9 6K JCX 5D 4D
10 8 S 98 8H KSx
H JD 10 S J II AHx
12 QD ADX 7D CD
13 J S 10 D X Q II 8 D
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ho can put West In tho lead with tho
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If he discards the spado, East throws tho
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