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DMOCRATS 600EE A VICTORY.
Wasington Furnished Rare Treat by
Ball ;Teams Represexnting the
Majority and Minority.
'Washington, July 16.-With "Un
le Joe" Cannon looking on and pow
erless to call the minority to order,
r bring in a special rule shutting off
ase hits, the Democrats of the House
of Representatives walloped all sorts
f ta,riff schedules out of the Repub
lians at American ILeague Park tw
day and wgn the most famous Con
ressional base ball game on record.
y the thrilling score of 26 to 16. The;
inrity wanted to make it 16 to 1,
but the Reubicans defeated the
ropoitio)n. T'h. Democratic victory
'-te first (,f tue extra session-was
followed b-: a cloadbarst. The deluge
did not deseend until the seven-inning
battle had ended with the stout mem
bers all puffing and groggy from run-'
ning bases and chasing balls, and the
lean members prone oni the grass from
exhausted energy. The crowd which
'witnessed the game was equally weary
from laughter. The throng included
many distinguished officials.
President Tasft did not attend. He
was at Chevy Chase with Vice -Presi
dent Sherman-playing golf.
More different kinds of base,1ball
were played than ever before .were
crowded into seven innings. Strange
as it may seem, it was not at all bad.
Representative Heflin, of Alabama,
playing in one of the outer gardens,
reminded one -strikingly of " Ty'"
Cobb. No one ventured to tell Mr.
Reflin just why. Once he had a e4iance
to be a hero. The Republicans sud
denily came to life in the fifth innifg
and were scoring eight or~ nine or ten
runs, when a line fly went winging
out into the left field st.raight at
Hefin. The portly Alabaman. who
hved in white flannel trousers with
blaesk watch fob dangling from his!
elt. east one weat'her eye at the ball
nd another at his bare hands, and
'duked." T'he hit ought to have
een gzood for a home run. buf'gep
esentaive Howlanid, of Ohio. fell
;hasted on the second( sack an1d
lled for somnebody\ to come and fin
hi te run.
L,ongworth's Lone Hit.
Representative Nieholas Longworthi.
Ohio sined at a tremendous out
(inards to La
July 30, lea~
CH BERGE R,
T. P. A,S. A L.
OBIN SON, Ticke
lay. it was said. failed to live up to
his advance notices. He presented a
atty appeaaande in goalf trousers,
rown stockings and a negligee shirt,
but he '"Caseyed out'' twice with t:wo
en on bases, got a base on balls
ne, and then. in the last half of the
sevent'h, showed a flash of ra.re speed
hen he beat out a tiny little infielid
The official score looiked too much
ike a House tariff bill coming out of
the Senate committee on finance to be
printed in full. The Republicans
stuck to their original line-up through
out the game. but the Democrats wore
themselves out m.aking ten rounds in
the second, and afte,r that substitutes
were called for.
The nearest the newspaper scorers
-ld hands at the bu.siness-~could:
ome to the base hits a.nd errors was
o give the Democrats 23 of the for
er-no jest intended--and 5 of the
latter. The Republicans are credited
~th 20 safe hits and 9 errors.
Catcher anid Pitcher Collide.
Texas leaguers were there in
bunches and onee in chasing a pop
fy te Republican catcher and pitcher
ollided with fearsome results. Rep
resentative Burke, of Pennsylvania,
who was at tihe receiving end of the
majority, is of slight build, and when
e rashed into Pitcher Gaines, of
West Virginia, the little catcher was
sent heels over head to the ground.
Ie picked himself up undaunted, and
then, while lie and the pitc'her were
doing an "Alphonse an!d Gaston,"
three Democrats with a warped idea
of chivalrous courtesy raced home and
added three runs to their already opu
Deep, dark, dank rumors were in
irculation for a time that ''ringers"'
would be introduced into the contest.
but when they lined up this afternoon.
the nine Republicans were all stalwart
Grand Ol:d Party men. while the Dem
ocrats were of as pure a Jeffersonian
strain as the halls of Monticello ever
Victory for Free Traders.
The first victory oIf the day for the
free traders was won at the gate. The
amewas supposed to be for charity
>teverybody seemed to have a pass.
The Republicans were captained by.
presentative Tener". of Pennsylva
nia who played short. Representative
. to Gary, Inc
iing Atlanta ]
3 or write
ade an excellent battery. In faet,
r. Burke caught so well in the sec
nd inning tihat one of his colleagues
''For heaven 's sake, Burke, come
n and catch one ball anyway."
TPhe "Democrats had for their leader
epresentative Kinkald. of New Jer
ey, who played second in a way that
ould turn Lajoie gireen with envy.
Representative Webb, of North
arolina, pitched for the Democrats
ad outside of the fifth inning. ''had
the game well in hand."
A Home Run Knocked.
Representative Oldfield,. of Arkan
sas, t=he cateher, had a shade on Mr.
urke. In fact it was in the battery
ork that the Democrats excelled, al
hough their slugging was a marvel
ous :revelation to Washington base
ball enthusiasts. The Washington'
ublie long ago had forgottten what
home run looked like, until Repre
entative 0O'Connell. of Boston, Mass.,
star swatter of the Democrats, line'd
out in the seventh. He broug'ht .in two
other runs ahead of him and scored
n the midst of so much excitement
that Catcher Burke threw the ball to
Democrat in the dense crowd around
Once a thin Demoe,rat began to
hase a fat one around the bases after
aking a long 'hit to centre. caught
.p with ~him at third, and then the
two ran home together. Catcher
urke got the ball in plenty of time
o make the mosL phenomenal double
play on record by tagging the two
runs with a ''take this. and that."
But he dropped the ball.
The problem of securing a satis
factory umpire was a haifd one. The
emoratts declared that if Speaker
Cannon acted tshey had not a chance
n earth. The gordian knot was cut
when the Rev. Father James Rey
nolds, of Red Bank. New Jersey, was
selected. He umpired the bases and
had only on-e decision to make. Mike
0'Day, ground keeper of the park.
was offered as the sacrifice on balls
nd strikes. Two or three threats to
kill ibim had no serious outcome. Ani
nobod- got hit by a pitehed ball
they had plenty of time to dodge.
Score and Line-Up.
Demorats.. ....2 1 0 2 0 0 5 7-26
Repulians .. . -2 0 1 0 1 0 1 2-16
Base Hit--nemora 2., Repnhli
7th,P 7: E
y, S. C.
Errors-Democrats, 5. Republicans
The Line LUp:
Democrats-Oldfield, Arkansas, e.;
Webb, North Carolina, p.; Hughes,
New Jersey, lb.; Kinkaid, New Jer
sey, 2b., c.; Garrett, Tennessee, r. f.;1
MoDermott; Illinois, 1. f., c. f.; Rob
inson, Arkansas. r. f.; 0O'Connell,
Massachusetts,- s. s., Sb.; Dan D-riscoll,
New York, s. s., 3b.; Heflin, Alabama,
1. f.; Cox, Ohio, e. f.
Republicans-B arke, Pennsylvania,
c.; Gaines, West Virgini'a, p.; Daw
son, Iowa, 2b.; Longworth, Ohio, c.
f.; Cole, Ohio, r. f.; Ames, Massachu
set ts, 1. f.; Tener. Pennsylvania, s. s.;
owland, Ohio, lb.; Thomas, Ohio, 3b.
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