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THE SOI? ANTON TRIBUNE-TUESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 17. 1897.
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Last DlvlsfSn oftbc; Nallqnal Fared
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Uoston, Iiaitimoro niul Now
Knch Won Their Gmncs
Twelve National Club Are Schcil
ulccl TodVyOnly One Eastern
Ijcncuo Galno I'luycd, r.rovidonco
Winnltig from tlio Ponies'.
Uoston .tt, 5 Washington a
Hnltlmorc ... M Ilrooklyn s
' New York !&f. 7 Philadelphia a
'- Pittsburg ..... 3. jLoulsville a
". Jt. 1 W. t. l'.O.
, 'Uoston l 95 C3 30 .CM
Daltlmoro ,.:W 01 30 .070
'Cincinnati ..3- 91 09 32
New York .. T. 91 K 3G .001
f Cleveland .... 91 t,K
"Chicago ;.....:...... '98 47 CI .430
lttsburg ...T. 94 61 .-W
'iyoulsvllle ...(ft PS 43 6". 4'B
l'hllmle'.phla ,i.... W 42 CI .4JS,
Iifooklyn ...fljr. 93 23 C3 .400
; Washington , 93 37 CO .KS
at. Louis ...... 9S 20 72 203
Chicago at Ttaltlmoro.
I.oulslllc at Boston.
.. Pittsburg nt'Hrooklyn.
1 Cleveland nt New York,
St. Louis- nUI'hlladelphla.
' Cincinnati at" Washington.
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Oiir-Sidpd.tiiimp "t Ilnltimorc.
Baltimore, Aug. 1G. Tho Orioles today
defeated tho'lBrooklyna In a onc-sldeU
game. In the qiih Inning tho vlfltora bo
came demoralised and for tho remainder
of the bpihc there was no contest. Scoro:
Ilntllmnrn ...:. 1 0 1 0 .". I! 1 0 It 14 2
Brooklyn .'. 2" B 0' 60 3N) C 0-J B 10 fl1
Batteries Pond ii")id 'Ckukp; Kennedy
and Burrall. UyiplOuS-KeV.jy
J. t s
Boston Wins Irom thp Senators.
Boston, Aug. 1C Tho Bostons won tho
first gamo of tho series with Washington
today In wet and threatening weather. It
was a pitcher battle throughout, and
lioth had ejffellent support. Nichols"
speed was tertjttjc and ho struck out eight
men. Score". r. H.H.B.
Boston .V, 10100300 -5 9 0
Washington .........Q0 0 0 0.0 0 0 2 2 6
Baterlcs Nltfhols and Bergen; McJamcs
nnd McGuIre. Umpjlre nmsltc.
Glnnts ling Another Gnmc.
New York, Aug. 18. Now York nnd
T'hll-ylplphlri. plnypil . r.n uninteresting
liamo hero this afternoon, Taylor was
wild! hu-Vtho'se of tho Giants who had on
their batting clothes, managed to hit Ills
delivery whenever they wished. Scoro;
New York 0 3110020 7 11 4
Philadelphia 10 0 0 10 0 0 0-2 J 2
Batteries Mcekln and Warner; Taylor
ami;, Vrl'fUland. Umpires Lynch ana
CarilntciU V '
l'lrntcs Won in thu Eighth Inning.
ipttsbjirff, Amy. M. Ilttsburg and
Louisville made a Brand struggle for
seventh placo today, with all the odds In
favor of the visitors until tho eighth in
ning, when with -two men out, tho homo
team made four hits netting soven bases
nnd throo runs. Score: R.H.E.
Pittsburg M-n ..00000003 3 9 1
Loulsvlllq-; 2 00 00 00 0 0-2 13 1
Batteries Gardner and Sugdcn: Cun
ningham and 'Wilson. Umpire McDon
ald. EASTERN LEAGUE.
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I'rovldcnce,..,....... 7 .Springfield 4
Scranton tit Wllke.i-Darre, rain.
' Buffalo at Toronto, rain
Montreal at Syracuse, rain.
.. , .Percentage Record.
Toronto 92 CS
.Buffalo , ,...,.... 9$ 09
Syracuse .',..,, '...,. 97 57
Sprlnsfleld 89 W
l'rovldenco S3 4S
Scranton 81 39
CUontrcal 90 31
Wllkes-Barro. ,.... 87 25
"WILKES-BARRE AT SCRANTON.
MONTREAL AT SYRACUSE.
Sl'RINQFIELD AT PROVIDENCE.
Dolan Wns a Mnrli.
Providence, R. I., Aug. 10. Tho Provl
denco players wero unkind to their old
comrade, Pitcher Dolan, today. They
swatted htm hard nnd often. Score:
r s." r . iPRQYiDENcn.
t A.B. R. II, O. A. E.
AVelgand'.'Jb':. ....'.. 5' 2 2 1 2 0
Lyons, 'cft'.-',, .'..'.'.,. 3 112 0 0
Knight,-If V 5 13 4 10
Dixon, q ,., 4 110 10
Drauby, lb,,',,., 4 0 2 7 0 0
.Cooney, ss, ,,.. 4 0 13 2 1
Bassott, 3b. . S 12 3 3 0
Braun, rf 4 12 12 0
Egan, p rrrrrr.-r...." V 0D "020
Totals. ,..'.'..'....:'3?'V, il 27 13 "l
, ,. .;. .SPRINGFIELD.
1 ."' A.B. It. II. O. A. E.
Fuller, Sf.'jtl';"..v.... 4 1117 0
Green, If ....., 4 0 0 2 0 2
T.anno, r't .,:, 4 12 0 0 0
Brouthars, 4b ...... 4 0 2 13 0 0
Rogers, 2b 3 0 0 4 11
Woods, ct.'..'.U...'..i'4- 13 2 0 0
Gllbert.-Sb"?....,.',; 0 119 0
Duncan, o 4 0 14 3 0
Dolan, p, ........ 3 110 2 0
Totals. ..i ..31 4 11 27 22 3
Providence l.,lt.."l 10 4 0 0 0 0 17
Springfield 0 0000300 14
Earned runs Providence, 4; Springfield.
2. Two-baso .bits Welgand, Drauby,
Bassett, iWqods', 3; JJrouthers. Three-bare
hit Basecttii Stolen baso Welgand, Ly
ons. Double, plays Braun to Bassett;
Dixon to Cooncyi Knight to Welgand to
Cooney; Wclsand to Draubyj; ailbert to
Brouthcrsf Rogers to Brouthers. Struck
out By Egan, 5; by Dolan, 2. Buses on
balls Off .Egiin, 8; 'off Dolan, 4. Wild
pltch-Egait, lj Dolan.. J, Hit by pitcher
Dixon. THM 1.50 Umplro Doescher.
fourteenth Straight Victory for Lnn
Lancaster, Pa., Aug. 16. Lancaster de
feated Richmond qulto handily, making
tho fourteenth straight victory for the
home team and tweuty-seven out of the
lust thirty-two games played. Both club
fielded sharply,- tha error charged to
Hnnlnvan .being PUrdly technical and Mc
Ponald'n wild torow belnK mado after an
extreme difficult .stop. Lancaster d)d the
hurder hlttlng.tholr drives belntr gener
ally longeraTd Jotter bunched .while one
01 ine uionmqnu-a iiomh 111 (a ,w.on a
l.itliat'etriick- the pomoU of the
OJor Id of
umpire and nearly prevented a double
play, Suaft and Larocquo nearly had a
list fight In third innlg. Scoro: II.H.H.
Lancaster 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 3711 2
Richmond 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 1-212 1
RAterlcBtSprotel and WontoJ Stockt
dale and Foster. Umpire Bctts.
Reading, Pa;? TAug. IB. Newarkts.'.stld
den epurt In Uio last half of tho game de
feated ReadliTg today after thay 'had It
well in hand. Sccro: R.1I.E.
Reading 2 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0-611 6
Newark 0 0102222 9 11 6
Batteries Garvin and Heydon; Cogan
and Rothfuss. Umpire Snyder.
Hartford, Cor.n., Aug. 1C Errors by
Welhl at critical stages gavo today's
game to the home toam. Score: R.H.E.
Hartford 023 000 000- G 8 3
Norfolk Jl 01 00 000 13 7 2
BatterlesFroy and Roach; McFarland
nnd Snyder. Umpire Burns.
FLIM-FLAM AT WILKES-BARRB.
Idcnl Dny Tor Itnse JJnll, but
Onmo Was Postponed.
Tho Scranton owners were fllm
ilatnmed out of $100 at Wllkes-Barro
yesterday. After the Miners had
dressed for tho game word was sent
to their hotel that there would be no
There was a light "sun" shower
about 2.15 o'clock, tho rain falling for
only a minute or two. The shower was
followed by Ideal weather for base ball
and tho grounds were in prime condi
tion. "Wet grounds" or "rain" could
not be given as a reason for postpone
ment, but a "high sky" was the cause
Urntd Itclcnscd by Svrncusc.
Ollio Beard was released last night. He
played five games with tho Stars, and
whtlo he showed himself he gcod a hitter
as over, ho did not play tho fast flowing
gamo that Frank Schlebeck plays. His
slowness thor mado tho whole infield
slow. Beard Is a sure Holder, not eratlc
and not brilliant, but ho covers little
ground. Syracuse Standard of yesterday.
This Is Ladles' Day.
Harper ajid Boyd will bo tho Miner bat
tery. Wllkes-Barrc will be hero today, tomor
row and Thursday.
OUlo Smith, tho released Sprlngllelu
outlleldcr, is still In the city.
Tho Barons will be known as tho
"Crawlers" If there arc many repetitions
of yesterdays ridiculous postponement,
or If tho Wllkes-Barro management de
clines, as it did last Friday, to play a
postponed gamo on an open date. Tho
Wllkes-Barro owners havo 'no reason to
expect anything but small audiences It
games nro not played when tho weather
Is of tho finest.
Scranton has a postponed gamo at
Wilkes-Baxro. Wonder they didn't tnks
advantago of yesterday's open dato to
play It off. It would havo been cheaper
than being ldle.Sprlngneld Union. Tho
Miners would but the Barons dassen't.
Tho Scranton Tribune Is authority for
tho statement that Buckenberger, of Sy
racuse, was negotiating with Beard long
teforo Scranton released him. There is a
renalty for this sort of work If Scrnnton's
magnates caro to mako trouble. Spring
Jimmy Rogers, of the Springfield,
worked that moss-grown trick of asking
for tlio ball and then stepping asldo to
let it go by the other day. Such work
ig nothing short of cowardly. It Is an
unfair advantage that no honorable play
er would take. Some people think such a
thing smart, rjid fairly hold their sides
with laughter If It Is successful. Boston
Thero are no stais In tho Baltimore
team In tho estimation of tho players.
The way tho men call each other down
when a play is lost demonstrates effec
tively why tho Birds wins games. Joe
Kelley is supposed to bo captain, but
Doylo and McGraw both went at him tho
other day for not bunting, and then they
all turned on Jennings for trying to steal
second with only one out. All look allko
to the Orioles with a slice of tho Templo
cup money in sight. Washington Star.
Manager Murray Is In bad shape in con
soquenco of talcing chances In trying to
win out In games on tho road. He wa
nearly killed by being hit with a pitched
ball on the left temple at Montreal. Now
ho Is crippled by strained muscles in tho
nbdomen, Injuted in sliding bases at Syra
cuse, Murray has sent for Tom Bannon
to p!ay In his placo In right field and Ban
non Is expected to Join tho Grays nt
Rocky Point 1p the gamo to bo played
there this afternoon. Providence Journal.
An Interesting game of ball was played
ono Sunday afternoon ut the Indian Run,
Ky, Tho rear end of the village church
was used as a backstop. At the end of
tho second Inning the minister came
around tho comer, announced that preach,
lng was about to begin, and requested
that play bo suspended. Tho umplro ac
cordingly called the gamo and tho players
and spectators filed Into church. Tho
services lasted an hour and after church
tho game was finished, Indian Run win
ning by 4 to 3.
Tho Wllkes-Barro Record makes Itself
ridiculous In consuming much space to
argue that Beard and Boyd were loan:d
by Rochester to Scranton or that the Ro
chester club has any claim upon their fu
ture services. Tho Record falls to ex
plain the right of Syracuse to sign Beard.
Tho Scranton owners and 'Manager Grif
fin are Tho Tribune's authority that
Beard and Boyd wero signed outright by
Scranton, as has previously been stated
in this (tli'mn. Wo don't know what au
thority the Record has for Its Implica
tion, but that paper ought to accept tho
word of Mr. Brooks and Mr. Simpson.
Here's what tho Syracuse Standard says
about it: "The release of. Beard by
Scranton put a quietus on the talk that
ho was farmed by Rochester."
AMATEUR BASE BALL.
Mnyficld Defeats Honosdnlc.
Honesdalo and Mayfleld met at
Alumni park yesterday afternoon, and
the former was defeated by a score of
8 to 12. Score:
Scherhotlz, o 2 0
Whltenball, cf 2 3
Ryan, 3b 1 2
Dtiffy, 2b 0 ' 2
Burke, If 1
Nalln, lb 1
Wood, ss 0
Schoonovor,. p ,,., 0
Murray, rf 1
Total 8 11
Morgan, lb 1 2
Lally, 2b 1 0
Welch, S3 , 1 1
OendaJl, 0 , 3 2
Glldea, If 2 1
Davis, cf 1 1
McNuRy, 3b , 1 2
Connolly, p 1 3
Murray, rf 1 0
Totals 12 13
Honesdalo 0 0 0 0 0 8
Mayfleld 0 5 2 2 0
AMATEUR BALL NOTES.
The Sliders accept the challenge of
the Actives for Saturday, Aug. 21, on
Sliders' grounds at 2:30 o'clock. If sat
isfactory answer soon as posstbU. a.
The Sliders challenco the IClondlkes
for n game Wednesday on the Sliders'
grounds, at 2:30 o'clock. Answer ns
noon as possible. G. Sclilager, man
ager. Tho Sliders would llko to play the
return game of ball with the Violets
.Sunday, .Aug. 22,. on Sliders' grounds,
at the east end of Gibson street, nt
10:30 o'clock, a. Bchlagcr, manager.
The Recorders Juniors would llko to
hear from any Olyphant team on Aug.
22, at a p. m., whose members are un
der 15 years of age. II. Burke, captain.
Tho Scranton Juniors would like to
play the Young Crescents a game of
bal on tho D. & H. grounds on Friday
morning at 10:30. Answer through tho
Tribune. L. Epstein.
The Pennsylvania Coal Company
base ball team challenge the Actives,
of Dunmore, to a game of ball on Aug,
21 at 2:30 sharp. II. Harper, manager.
Tho Ooldcn Orioles challcnga tho
Rosettes for a game of ball Saturdny,
Aug. 21, at 3 o'clock sharp, on the
Moses Taylor hospital grounds. The
Orioles have twlco before challenged
the Rosettes, but received no nnswer.
It cannot possibly bo that tho Rosettes
are afraid to play us. It is but poor
policy to Ignore a challenge. The Ori
oles average 15 years. Bert Wood
ward. The South Side Stars defeated a pick
ed team Sunday morning on the steel
mill grounds, by a score of 11 to 1. The
fenturo of the game was the pitching
of Connors of the Stars, who gave but
one hit. Batteries, Connors and Cook;
Richards and McGee.
The Athletics, of Bcllevue, challenge
the Walnut Street Stars to a gamo
Aug. 22 on the Bellevue grounds. Ans
wer in the Tribune. John Burko, man
The Athletics, of Bellevue, challenge
tho Actives to play Aug. 22 at 10 o'clock
on our grounds. Will play a return
game. Answer in tho Tribune. John
The Falcons, of the South Side, de
feated the Married Men In a well play
ed game. Score:
Married Men 0 0 12 0 3 06
Fnlcons 3 1110 107
Batteries for Married Men, Johnson
nnd Kelly; for Falcons, Hoffman and
Maloney. Umpire, Lafferty.
The Apollos accept the challenge of
the West Side Athletics to play Aug. 22.
Let us know where your grounds are.
Joe Allen, captain.
The Apollos have been strengthened
by the following well known players of
the South Side team: Melvln, Carey
nnd Fallon. The Apollos defeated tho
Starlights In an exciting game by the
R. H E
Apollos 0 12 0 14 19 10 6
Starlights 0 0 6 0 0 0 17 9 6
Batteries Apollos, Conners and Joe
Allen; Starlights, Melvln, Shaughnessy
and Robert Allen.
The Modocks, of South Side, would
like to play tho Mayflowers Sunday
morning, Aug. 22, on the Electric light
house ground nt 10 o'clock sharp. An
swer through The Tribune as quick as
possibly. A. WIrtz, manager; J. J.
Tho Mooslc Populars would like to
piny the Crescents, of Pine Brook, on:
Th'ursday, Aug. 19, at 3.30 on Mooslc
grounds or the West Side Athletics on.
Saturday at the same hour and on the
same grounds. Thomas Mulr, manager.
The Olyphant Browns challenge the
Archbald Sunset's to a game on Oly
phant grounds Thursday, Aug. 19. Thos.
The Keystone base ball club, of
Pltts'ton, would like to play the Mooslc
Populars at Riverside park Aug. 29.
Answer through tho Tribune.
The South Side Rattlers would like to
play the Cowboys Tuesday morning,
Aug. 17, on tho Cowfleld grounds. C.
Hartman, manager; J. Schank, cap
tain. The Nonparlels, of Prlceburg, chal
lenge any of tho following clubs to
play ball on the 22nd on the Prlceburg
grounds: Apollos, James Boys, Cres
cents or the Starlights, of Jessup. Ans
wer as soon as possible In the Tribune.
S. Hall, manager.
The Orioles, of Prlceburg, challenge
tho Bellevue Mayflowers or the West
Scranton Sliders for a game on the lat
ter's grounds for Aug, 22, at 2:30 o'clock.
Answer In the Scranton Tribune. Geo.
The Rosettes, of the South Side,
would like to play the Eighth Street
Stars Sunday afternoon. Aug. 22, on
our grounds. Meet, at the Cedar ave
nue bridge at 2 o'clock sharp. J. Hues
ter, manager; W. Reese, mascot.
Tho HIckorys. of Lawrencevllle,
would llko to play the Scranton Slid
ers on Saturday next. If excepted
please come to Old Forgo depot at 2
ARGONAUT PAIR WON.
Foul ltnco Itowod Over Yesterday on
the .Schuylkill Course
Philadelphia, Aug. 16. The palr
oared shell race for the American
championship, which was ordered to
be rowed over by the referee of the
National regatta because of tho crews
fouling ono another at the turning
stake on Saturday, was won today by
the Argonaut rowing club of Toronto,
Starter Henry W. Garfield, of Al
bany, N. Y sent tho crews off. Thero
were threo starters. West Philadel
phia had the shore buoy, Argonaut tho
middle ono and tho Vesper crew of
Philadelphia the outside course. As
they drew near tho turning buoy Ar
gonaut caucht tho Vesper crow and
they turned the stake together. West
Philadelphia was over five lengths bo
hind and practically out of It. The
race down tho course was an even
thing, until Argonaut stroke oar got
tangled up In some driftwood. By the
time they got clear of the drift Ves
per was leading by nearly two lengths,
but soon lost it by bad steering. Ar
gonaut then settled down and rowed
beautifully and crossed the line a win
ner by threo lengths. Summary: Paired
oar shell, mile and half with a turn
Won by Argonaut rowing club, To
ronto, Canada, Joseph Wright, stroke;
F. J. Thompson, bow. Vesper boat
club, Philadelphia, W. Foolker, stroke;
Edward Marsh, bow, second. West
Philadelphia boat club, Philadelphia,
W. M. Blackburn, stroke; W. U. Mey
ers, bow, third. Time, 10:11 1-5.
BOXERS ARRIVE TODAY.
Sporti Aro Looking lor a Decisive
Ilout Thursday Night.
Hugh McWlnters and Bobby Dobbs,
who aro to 1kx twenty rounds at Muslo
hall tomorrow rilght, will reach hero
this afternoon. Jack Skelly with Dobbs
and his trainer will arrive on the 1.62
Delaware- Lackawanna and Western
train from New York city and Dobbs
will go at once to Plttston and will re
main there until Thursday afternoon.
McWlnters will get here at 6.20 o'clock,
and will stop at the St. Charles hotel.
Local admirers of boxing are antlcl-
l patlng a very lively and .decisive, con-
test In view of tho twenty-round draw
between the two men threo weeks ago
before the Greenpolnt Athretlo club, of
Brooklyn. They will weigh In at 135
pounds Thursday afternoon.
Pat Gibbons, of Plttston, and Mlko
Kane, of Mlnooka, who are to meet in
an eight-round preliminary bout for a
decision, h'ave been going through a
rigid and faithful course of training
and arc in excellent condition. Theirs
will be ono of the best preliminary
bouts ever witnessed In Scranton,
THEY ARRIVE HERB TODAY.
Glndlntors Who Will Iio Soen nt
Music Hnll Wednesday Evening.
Tho Excelsior Athletic- club, of this
city, always anxious to give Its pa
trons the best that Is going, will havo
one of the best tournaments of the sea
son in Music hall on Wednesday eve
ning, Aug. 18. The event of the eve
ning will be a twenty-round contest
between Edward McCluskey, of Phila
delphia, and Mike McManus, of Al
bany, N. Y. Both men hnvo been
training for two weeks, and claim to
bo In fine condition. The men will
reach the city today and put the fin
ishing touch to their work. McCluskey
has met Jack Skelly and Dixon, and
nil comers in his class. He has a
rplendld record and no doubt will make
a good showing Wednesday evening.
McManus has done most of his fight
ing In the West, ho has met and de
feated Joo Murphy, Grand Rapids,
Mich., seven rounds; Dick Winkley,
Charles Lane, George Hallot, William
Mnckneld, George Slddous. He also
put out George Knealla, the Black
Diamond, in seven rounds. His sec
onds will be George Ross, who fought
here before at 105 pounds, and R. J.
Malloy, his handler.
McCluskey will be looked after by
Joe Wlleschek and Jack Dougherty.
Several preliminaries have been ar
ranged to proceed the star event. Lov
ers of pure sport should not miss to
see this event, as It will be sure to
please them all.
FAST AND SLOW P1TCHINQ.
Latter Is Aloro of n Strain on a Pitch''
"I have heard the argument advanc
ed that a pitcher whose strong point Is
ills slow ball has the advantage over
the twlrler whose specialty Is speed,"
remarked Jim McOulre. "The slow
ball is less of a strain on a pitcher's
arm and, therefore, he should last
longer, so it Is argued. But this argu
ment Is not borne out by the facts.
"Take Amos Rusle and Charley Nich
ols for example. Steam and strength,
speed pure and simple, have been their
pet numbers In the pitching catalogue
for the past ten years, and it looks as
If there are at least five more years of
the strong-arm specialty concealed in
the wings of Amos and Nichols. Tim
Kecfe was of another style, as he de
pended on his slow ball for the chief
effect. But Tim Is out of the business.
He was the Inventor of the sort of slow
ball that Mike Kelly called the tired
feeling curve, one of those lazy ones,
about the speed of a bean bag, that
sauntered up to the home rubber and
got winded before It arrived at the
"In pitching this slow floater Tim im
posed even more of a strain on his arm
than a speedy ball inflicted. The puz
zling style of delivery was the cause of
It. That Is, In delivering the easy, slow
floater, ho made a bluff nt using his
speed, and his arm came almost to a
halt as the ball left his hand. The mo
tion for the slow ball was identically
the same ns that used in delivering his
speed, except that he pulled up Just as
the arm had described the full motion.
It was exactly on the same principle
as the boxer who leads and misses. The
force of his blow is spent. Tim made
a bluff nt using speed and the halting
of the arm as the fcal! left hl3 hands
produced a strain that was more oovero
than If the ball had left his hand with
the full force of speed.
"Cupid Cunningham, of the Colonels,
Is one of tho slow-ball pitchers who Is
an exception. He has been, pitching to
my knowledge for the post twelve years
and the slow ball Is his strongest point.
Hut he doesn't attempt to fool the
batsmen. They know ho Is going to
work a slow one on them and they
lay back for it, and often they contract
a stitcn in the back in reaching for
Cunny's slow ones."
DAD CLARKE AND SCRAPPY JOYCE.
Reasons Why tho Two Had Their
Why Comedian Dad Clarke and
Scrappy Joyce fell out Is thus explain
ed by Earl Wagner: "Scrappy always
has an eyo focused on the main point,
that is, on Scrappy, and his high re
spect for number one led up to tho
Knocker from Knockeravllle turn, with
Scrappy as the hammersmith and Dad
on the anvil. You know Dad prides
himself on his slow ball, and he puts
an odd kind of a twist on his slow
benders. Players who have watched
batsmen connect with Dad's delivery
will tell you that they swing the ball
to tho left side of the diamond, and
close in the territory covered by
Scrappy, Now Scrappy figured tnat
If Dad pitched there would be more
work for a third baseman. Scrappy's
arm Is afflicted with a stutter, and this
impediment in the throwing wing
would be shown up whenever Dad
pitched. That's why Dad was kept on
the bench and at the turnstyle.
" 'They put me on the gate because
I'm good looking and make a hit with
the soubrettes on ladles' day, and on
the trip I'm used to All in at the
dinner table because I don't pull away
from tho plate,' was Dad's explana
tion of his long stretch of bench duty.
'Me and the Ice water tank are doing
sketches together on the bench,' Bald
Dad to me when I asked him why he
didn't get into the game.
"Dad will help the Colonels on the
rubber, as he Is a foxy pitcher, and ht
can make some of the heaviest bats
men In this league feel as if they
were up against the shells with that
slow ball of his."
Fltz" Invests in Thoroughbreds.
The New York Journal recently said
that Robert Fltzslmmons, champion
pugilist, is about to gratify the ambi
tion of his life. Soon his colors will bo
shown on the race track by thorough
breds from his own stable. His Btud
Is already composed of six horses.coach,
hackney and racing animals. Ills
horse. Flyaway, he says, has a record
Ceylon must bo a wheelman's para
dise In one particular, if an English
cycling paper speaks correctly when It
says the cycle on tho highways has
priority of consideration before other
i, !L . . fL? 5f d.1"". or writ
, Ilwiorm Oliwnlca.1 On., 09 Hro&dwav, Now York.
rUll WTORMATIOn GLADLY MAILED FKX.
HAD FULL HAND
Five In the Game, Three Drew Cards
and Two Stood Pat.
UNUSUAL HIQII-SEA POKER. STOY
Of tho Tlirco Who Drow Ago Made 0
Six Pull on Acet; ISo. 2, 7 Fall on
Doucci; No. 3, 8 full on Trny; No.
4 Ilnd n 0 Fall on Fours Pnt; Donl
craPnt 10 Full on FivusWinncr
Cnuldn't Uellcvo His Senses and
Objected to Taking tho Pot.
A poker story, soberly authenticated,
and, as all concerned admit, needing
so to bo, came into this port yesterday
on tho Hamburg-American steamship
Columbia, says a recent issue of tho
Sun. It is attested not only by the sig
natures of the five players themselves
and that of a witness, but nearly a
quarter of tho men on tho first cabin
passsenger list saw tho hands and aro
willing to stako their reputations on
tho facts In tho case. And, finally,
Captain Vogelgesang thought the in
cident of such Importance that he had
a limited edition of the "declaration"
of tho players struck off on the ship's
printing press, in order that copies of
It might be put among the archives of
the company. Tho declaration is as
Am Board des Schnelldampfers Colum
bia. Hamburg-Amerlka Llnlo, 26, 7, '97.
We, tho undersigned, passengers on
board tho Columbia, while engaged in a
gamo of draw poker, saw a now deck of
cards passed to the dealer by tho stew
ard The stamp was Intact, and after being
shuffled, cut and dealt, tho following ro
markablo fact occurred:
The first man opened tho pot, tho sec
ond, third, fourth and fifth raising In
' The cards wero drawn, one each by
'thd first, second and third men, tho
'fourth and fifth standing pat.
On the call tho completed hands wero
First man, 6 full on aces.
Second man, 7 full on deuces.
Third man, 8 full on trays.
Fourth man. 9 full on fours.
Fifth man, 10 full on fives.
Respectfully submitted to an unbeliev
ing public ns a truthful poker story.
C. Sellgman. Los Angeles. Cal.
J. DeWltt Wilde, New York.
Alex. H. Meyer, Richmond, Va.
Louis Mullcr, New York.
Charles Stepp, San Francisco (the dealer).
I was a witness to tho game and cer
tify to the truth of above.
J. A. Fllcher,
Publisher Placer Herald, Auburn, Cal.
POKER EVERY DAY.
This Is the story of tho game as told
last evening by Mr. Mullcr, No. 4, who
did not got the pot. The Columbia
had bad weather almost from the time
she left Southampton, and poker was
popular. Several groups of poker play
ers formed, and one of them was com
posed of the men who had that wonder
ful deal. They played together every
day, quarter limit.
It was about 4.30 on Monday after
noon that the big hands were dealt.
It was raining and the smoking room
wa3 crowded. This particular gamo
had been going on since luncheon, and
as all the men were good players and
the hands had been running high, their
table was surrounded by a ring of Idl
ers watching the play. Tho men sat In
the order named In the declaration.
Mr. Muller had Just dealt and Mr.
Stepp was to follow. Between the deals
a round of drinks had "been ordered, and
part of tho liquor had been sullied on
the discards. As ho gathered up tho
cards Mr. Mullcr said:
"These cards are getting pretty
gummy. Here, steward, bring us a
The steward broucht a new pack,
still seated, and handed them to Mr.
Stepp. He broke the seal, took out the
Joker and tore It up, and then shuttled
all cards sever, or eight times. Then
he handed them to Mr. Muller to cut.
Between him and Mr. Muller sat J.
A. Fllcher, the secretary of the Cali
fornia state board of trade and pub
lisher of the Placer Herald, of Auburn,
Cal. He was able to see all that was
going on. Mr. Muller cut the cards and
Mr. Stepp dealt them out.
There was a small pot, so small as to
be almost insignificant. It was a Jack
pot. Mr. Sellgman who had the say,
opened it for a quarter and Mr. Wlldo
promptly raised him. Mr. Meyer stay
ed and Mr. Muller raised Wilde, and
Mr. Stepp, the dealer, raised Mullcr.
All made good and stayed. Messrs.
Sellgman, Wilde and Meyer each drew
a card and Messrs. Muller and Stepp
Then the fun began. Each man
thought he had a lead pipe cinch, and
he bet accordingly. Everybody raised.
Mr. Sellgman smiled pityingly on the
rest, and each of the others smiled In
a llko manner. Mr. Wilde laid his
cards carelessly on tho table and studi
ed tho carved celling of the smoking
room as he raised every time the
chance carpo to him.
At last, as no one gave in, the play
ers began to regard each other with In
terest, and wondered what was going
to happen. The idlers crowded
around the table four deep. Things
betran to be very lively when Mr..
Stepp interrupted the proceedings by
asking, when It came around to him
to'ralse, how much was in' tho pot.
"About twenty dollars' was the re-
"Well." eald Mr. Stepp, "this Is only
a friendly game, and wo don't want
to get too much money In tho pot, 90
Mr. Sellgman looked sorrowful, and
said: "We might have gone on a lit
He laid down his three sixes and
two aces and put out his hand toward
"Hold on thero!" said Mr. Wilde. "It
has never been my custom to bet whqn
I didn't hold a winning hand, " and he
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threw down his three sevens and two
There was a gurgle from Mr. Myers.
He slammed his eight full on tho table,
"If this don't beat tho dickens I don't
know what will I I've won two steamer
pools and I've got this pot. Look at
Thero was an cxclnmntlon of aston
ishment from the men that wero crowd
ed around the table.
"What havo you got, Muller?" aBkcd
Mr. Stepp, the dealer.
"I'vo got nines full on fours," Muller
replied putting down his cards.
"And I," said Mr. Stepp, "havo got
tens full on fives."
There was an expressive silence In
tho saloon for a minute. All eyes wero
turned on Mr. Stepp, who was very
pale and agitated. Finally he spoke.
"Gentlemen," he said, "I won't take
that pot. I protest that the deal was
square. You saw me break tho new
pack of cards, shuttle them above
board; you saw Mr. Mullcr cut them
and me deal them. But such a lot of
hands I've never seen In my life. I'vo
never heard of anything like It. If
I didn't see It with my own eyes I
should call a man a liar who t61d mo
that such a thing had happened on a
square deal. Therefore, in Justice to
mc, we Bhould have a now deal."
WAS NO SUSPICION.
A storm of protests greeted thin.
None of the players would listen to
any such proposition.
"It's worth $500 to any poker player,"
said Mr. Muller, "to be able to say that
he sat In such a game."
Finally every man in tho smoking
room was called up to see the hands as
they lay on the table, nnd Mr. Fllcher
"1 want you nil to give me a state
ment In writing signed by each one of
you, because if I go back to California
and tell this story without such a
statement I'll be called three hundred
kinds of a liar, and maybe, run out of
"And I want to say right here," he
ndded,"that I was sitting at Mr. Stepp's
elbow when he shuffled and dealt the
cards, and It was absolutely on the
Tho statement printed above was
then made. Each of the players nnd
Mr. Fllcher got a written copy, and the
copies printed by order of Captain
Vogelgesang were distributed among
the men passengers. Some mathemat
ical sharps tried to figure out the chanc
es of getting another deal of that kind.
They reported that there weren't
enough figures to do it with. But they
discovered that there are full hands
enough in a pack to supply elgh't play
ers at once.
Among those who saw the cards were
John A. Slelcher, supervisor of the City
Record, and W. J. Arkell. A noted pro
fessional gambler who was on the ship
and saw the hands Eald that ho did
not believe the history of poker could
produce a parallel case, even with tho
most skilful packing of the deck.
MIKE KELLY AGAIN.
Tim Kocfo Springs n Story About tlio
"More good stories are told about poor
Mike Kelly," said Tim Keefe to a Sun
reporter, "than about any other ball
player. I shall never forget one day In
Austin, Tex., when we had a combina
tion team on the way to 'Frisco. Kel
was In his prime and was full of tricks
and funmaklng. In this particular
game we were all hitting pretty hard,
Kel in particular. About the eighth in
ning Mike came to the plate and sent
a corking hit to deep left. The ball
went into a clump of bushes and the
left fielder began to hunt for It. Kelly
ran Into first, and Instead of turning
for second ho kept straight on Into
" 'Hey, Kel! Where are you going?'
wc all yelled. But Mike kept on until
he reached the right fielder. The lat
ter didn't know what was up until Mlko
ran around h'lm and then trotted to
ward second base. When he touched
the bag he ran out again toward left
field. The centre fielder, who had run
over there to take the throw from the
left fielder when the latter found the
ball, was simply dumfounded. Kel ran
around him and then galloped to third
"By this time the left fielder had
found the ball and he quickly threw It
in to the shortstop. The latter shot tho
ball to the catcher and Kel was head
ed off. Mike ran up and down several
times with the whole Austin team chas
ing him, until he saw he was cornered.
Then he broke Into a sprint and dashed
across the diamond in the direction of
right field. The third baseman, who
had the ball, went after him full tilt.
" 'Yer'll never ketch me,' yelled Mike,
'It yer chase me ter 'Frisco.'
" 'Yer ken bet I will,' roared the third
baseman, now thoroughly wrought up.
But he didn't, for Kel ran out of the
gate and never stopped until ho reach
ed the hotel.
" 'It was a homo run,' explained IJH
afterward, 'and I wouldn't let that Rube
swell his average by putting me out.' "
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