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THE INDIANAPOLIS .IUUKNAL, SUNDAY, AUGUST "12, 1900.
LOST fl DOUBLE HEADER
Tim iioosii:rs a ppa r ex tl y xot
GOOD UOT-WEATIIEK MEX.
Tky fm to Loe Their Heads and
Batting; Grri Before Cleveland
Cleveland C Indianapolis . 4
Cleveland -4 Indianapolis 2
Detroit 2 Buffalo 1
Detroit 5 Buffalo 4
Chicago 5 Minneapolis 1
Jlllnaakee 5 Kansas Cltr 5
Games Schedaled for To-Day.
Chicago at Minneapolis.
Buffalo at Detroit.
Kansas City at Milwaukee.
Standing of the Club.
Club. Tlayed. Won. Lost. Pet.
Chicago i3 ET 38 .591
Milwaukee W 53 4S .535
Indianapolis 51 5) 41 .532
Detroit ..: 'u 50 4 .310
Cleveland to 47 4S .133
Kansas City 1W 4s 62 .4)
Buffalo Itf 44 5T .441
Minneapolis 100 42 W .120
The doublo header yesterday caused the
worst double headache to the Indianapolis
people -who eat through the eighteen In
nings and witnessed the slaughter of the
Indianapolis aggregation that they have
ever experienced. The term "Indians" has
been applied to the Indianapolis team, but
they were decided "pale faces" when all
was over and the score board set out in
big figures that Cleveland bad taken both
contests. In each game tho visitors made
Just two more than the Hoosiers. The first
score resulted 4 to 2 and the second 6 to 4.
The two games demonstrated without
any reasonable doubt that the men from
the shores of Lake Erie could break better
than even with the Indianapolis men. Dur
ing the latter part of the second game a
well known fan, who has been away part
of the summer sat in the stand atid rubbed
bis head persistently, every minute or so
pulling out a tuft of hair, lie fald he was
tired trying to understand the hypnotic
tpell cast over the Hoosiers when they
met Cleveland and would go in search of
Belgian hares as he understood the busi
ness was very profitable. lie was not the
only one who could not work out a solu
tlon of the problem. About the best argu
ment raised was that Cleveland played a
better game than Indianapolis and com
bined luck with their efforts to add to
their run-getting and in preventing the
Hoosiers from sending tallies across the
CRITICISED THE UMPIRE.
Raising objections to the work of the um
pire seldom avails anything other than to
vent one's feelings and during the two
tames the spectators and Indianapolis
players surely spoke out what they
thought about thr work of Umpire Dwyer,
who gave Cleveland the largest slice of the
Errors adorned the score books in pro
fusion, being hung In festoons around the
names of Hickey, Magoon, Shay and sev
eral others. This gort of decoration was
not. pleasing to the eye and furthermore
was disastrous, as the errors piled ud by
the Hoosiers were costly. Cleveland mado
errors galore, but on a few occasions the
. errors proved to be very lucky for them
and disastrous for Indianapolis. In the
second game Hickey played blindman's
buff with the ball and booted and Juggled
It as If he had oleomargarine on his lingers.
The greatest weakness of the Hoosiers,
however, was a woeful lack of battinsr.
Locating the sphere as it sped toward the
' plate was a business with which they
seemed to be entirely unfamiliar, and in
the two games they only placed the ball In
ssfe territory thirteen times, only four of
the hits coming In the first game.
Judging from the score, one might say the
Cleveland players were heartless in the
first battle, but this is not true, as there
was a very big Hart in th game for them.
s he was the stumbling Mock. His curves
were an enigma which the Hoosier batsmen
could not olve. lie had thm on his Ktaff
yea. In hi. grip at all ftage?, and the
two runs that were forced across the plate
were the result of error behind him. Kel
lum was on the slab for Indianapolis, and
his work was also noteworthy, but he had
a better lot of aerial artist behind him.
who ascended high into tho air at critical
FIRST TO SCORE.
Indianapolis was the first to score in the
opening content. The run came in the sec
ond inning. Magoon bounced a ball in tho
infield and he ran to first faster than he
was ever known to cover the distance,
beating the ball to. the initial bag. This
gave him encouragement and he became a
kleptomaniac, going to second. Madison
drew a pass as being the easiest way to
reach first on a hot day. Then Powers
bunted out ahd the bases were filled bv Hart
hitting Kelly. Hickey went out to La-
chance, Magoon scoring. Kellum flew out.
retiring the side. The Hoosiers' stock went
up another notch when one more was add
ed in the third. After Hogriever went out
Ilartsel walked. Flood fumbled Geier's
grounder. Magoon fanned out and Madi
son's hit scored Hartsel. Madison started
to steal second. Oris ham threw to Hart,
and Geier, not noticing where the ball was
sent, came on home, only to meet Crisham
with the ball and bo tagged out. In the
fifth Indianapolis came near to scoring.
but that was all, as a double play took
away an chances.
The sixth Inning witnessed the Cleveland
team tie the wore. Genins was disposed of.
but the others who followed him were not
such "easy picking." I.achance reached
tirat on an Infield hit. This was followed
by a very bad error by Magoon. The error
allowed Lachance to reach third and Flood
second, Shay scored them with a single.
The Hoosiers made an assignment in tho
sroring business und did not reach home
plate ugain during tho game, while In the
eighth Cleveland made a couple, vinninjj
the game. lachance went out !n that in
ning, und then Flood singled. Sluty fol
lowed with a wife hit. There was u double
steal, on which Powers made u wild throw,
allowing Flood to coro ami Shay to teach
third. Crlsham hw out, sending Shay
across the plate. I he Hoosiers were easy
in ine eignin ana nintn.
Indianapolis. A.B. R. H. O. A. E.
Hogriever. n s u o o 0
Hartsel. if 3 113 0 0
Geler. cf 3 0 1 1 o o
Magoon. Z 4 1 1 2 1
Madison, s 3 0 12 5 0
Power, c 4 0 o 7 0 1
Kelly, 1 3 it 0 6 1 o
Hickey. s s o 0 5 1 l
jvcmim, p j u u l o o
Totalä 23 2 1 27 S 4
Cleveland. A.D. 11. H. O. A. E
Pickering, cr 4 0 1 3 0 0
j-TUUie, ri u l o u u
Jenin. If 4 U 0 0 0 U
Lachance, I ..4 l l 7 0 0
Flood. 2 4 2 15 11
bhay. s 4 12 12 0
Waiters, 3 3 0 0 2 3 1
urisham, c i u u 9 z 0
Jlart. p 4 01020
Totals 25 4 -7 27 lft 5
Score by Innings:
Indianapolis 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 02
Cleveland 0 ü 0 0 0 2 0 2 04
Bases on Balls Off Kellum, 2; off Hart. 4,
Struck out By Kellum, 6; by Hart, 7.
Hit bv Pltrher-Dy Hart, 1.
Sacrirtce Hit Pickering.
Double Plays Shay to Flood to Lachance:
waiters tu r iooi.
Stolen liases Magoon. Madison, Picker
ing, Flood, bhay.
Left on Bases Indianapolis, 5; Cleve
WORSE THAX THE Fl II ST.
Hlekey'a Drrora Were of the Hnnkekt
Kind liinble tu lilt.
The second defeat was even more galling
than the first, as th Hoosiers started off
with a lead of three run in the first in-
r.ing. and then gradually presented the vis
itors with enough tallies to come out with
tho big end of the score. Hoffer was the
tack in the path which punctured the hopes
of the fan:?, as he was hard to locate when
hits were needed. Gardner did the twirling
for Indianapolis, but with rank errors be
hind him and about enough batting to show
the Hoosiers were animated instead of be
ing automatons, ho did not have much
show of winning his game.
After two were out In the first Inning
Hickey started what proved to be hla worst
oay of tho season by fumbling Genins a
grounder, allowing the runner to reach sec
end. Hogrievcr witnessed the downward
course of La chance's fly, and he was so
thrilled with the picture he allowed the
ball to xlln through his hands and repose
cn the ground while Gcnlns scored. Flood
then went out
Hogriver dispatched one to safe territory
and Hansel walked. Gcier beat out a bunt.
filling the bags. Then Magoon drove one
to Flood, Hogrievcr being caught at the
plate. Madison scored Hartsel and Geler
with t single, on which Magoon advanced
to third. Kelly flew out. Magoon scoring.
A bunch of miplays gave Cleveland two in
the second. Shay went out and Gardner
hit Walters, Spies sent one to Madison,
who threw wildly to Magoon, both men ad
vancing1 a notch. Hoffer singled, scoring
them. The side was retired without fur
yjne man crossed th rubber for Indian
apolis in tho last of the second Inning.
Gardner flew out and Hogrievcr irair
slnghd. Hartsel hit safely, and a double
steal resulted. A passea ball allowed Hog-
never to score. Geier hit to Shay, and
Hartsel was caught at the plate. Geler at
tempted a robbery, but was caught in the
act. No more runs were scored by the
Hoosiers. although several opportunities
were offered, hut the necessary hit did not
In the fifth Cleveland tied the score. Frls-
ble singled and Genins sacrificed him to
recond. Lachance hit to Madison, who
threw to Hickey to catch Frisble. but the
lettered tinkers of Hickev allowed the
sphere to slip out of his hands. Lachance
was forced out and Frisble scored.
Cleveland won in tho seventh with a
brace of runs. After Frisble flew to Hart
re 1 Hickey added another error to his
bunch by fiuncling Genlns's giounder. la
cbafce then Mt for three bases, scoring
Gonlr.s. The ball was thrown in. and when
Gardner threw to Heydon hi; effort proved
bai and Lachance scored. The score:
Indianapolis. A.B. R. iL O. A. E.
Hogriever. rf 5 l 2 0 0 1
Hartsel, If 4 12 10 0
Geier, cf 4 112 10
Magoon. 2 4 10 3 4 0
Madison, s 4 0 2 0 6 1
Heydon. c 2 0 0 3 2 1
Kelly, 1 4 0 0 12 0 0
Hickes. 3 I O'-O 4 1 4
Gardner, p ..... 4 0 2 2 i 0
Totals 35 4
Cleveland. A.B. IL II. O. A. K.
Pickering, cf 5 0 2 0 0 0
Frisble, rf 4 1 1 2 0 '0
Genins, If 4 2 0 2 n 0
Lachance, 1 4 1 1 8 1 1
Flood, 2 4 0 0 5 2 1
Shay, s 4 0 0 3 6 4
w alters. 3 2 1 1 1 2 0
Spies, c 3 1 0 7 2 0
Hoffer, p 4 0 10 10
Totals U 6 6 27 14 6
Score by innings:
Indianapolis 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 04
Cleveland 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 06
Bases on Balls Off Gardner. 1: off Hof
Struck Out By Gardner, 2: by Hoffer, 4.
Hit by Pltcher-By Gardner, 1.
Two-base Hit Hartsel.
Three-base Hit Lachance.
Sacrifice Hits Frisble, Spies.
Double Play Walters to Lachance.
Stolen Bases Flood, Spies.
Passed Ball Spies.
Left -on Bases Indianapolis. S! Plevf-
Time 1:50. ,
TWO FOR DETROIT.
Nicol nnd Dillon Hit the Rail at Op
DETROIT, Mich., Aug. 11. Nicol and Dil
lon are directly responsible for Detroit's
two victories this afternoon. With the
score tied in the ninth Inning of the first
game, and McAllister on second, Nicol
Efngled to right and McAllister scored the
winning run. Dillon's three bagger and
Nicol's two-baso hit scored the first two
runs for-Detroit in the seventh inning of
the second game and then, in the eighth.
with two on bases, Dillon sent the ball to
the fence for three bases, scoring the win
ning run. Score:
Casey, 3 0 12 10
Cettm'n. cf 0 1 1 0
Jarry, If... 0 o O
Holmen, rf. o 3 O O 0
Harley. lt.. 0 2 s o 0
Halllgan, rf n 0
Hrhreck. c. 0 1
"ary. 1.... 0 1
Hallntcn. 2. 0 0
Hierbauer, 3 11
JJroderi'k. s 0 0
A mole. p... 0 Z
Elberfeld. 0 0 4 3 0
Shaw. C....0 1 2 1 0
M'Alister, c I 0 o o 1
Dillon. 1.... 0 0 12 1
Nicol. cf.... 0 2 3 0 0
Ryan. 2 0 0 15 0
Cronin, p... 10 0 1
Totals ... 1 SM3 12 2
Totals ... 2 8 27 13 0
One out .when winning run scored.
Score by innings:
Detroit .". 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 12
Buffalo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 01
Earned run Buffalo. Two-base hit
Nlchol. Three-base hit Schrec. Sacrifico
hits NIchoI, Frederick. Stolen base Gett
man. Bases on balls Off Cronin. 1: off
Amole. 3. Hit by pitcher Cronin. First baae
on errors Detroit, 1. Left on bases Detroit,
7: Buffalo, 4. struck out By (Tronin, 2: by
Amole, 5. Double plays Frederick and
Hallman; Bierbauer and Hallman. Time
1:25. .Umpire Sheridan.
Det. R.H.O.A.E. , Buff. . R.H.O.A.E.
Casey. 3.... 1 2 12 1 Galtm'n. cf 1 2 3 0 0
Holmes. Tf.. 0 Oil l Harry, If... 0 0 2
l l Harry, If... 0 0 2 0 A
HariT. If.. 0 0 3 1 n,iujSan, rf 2 1 1
1 lUUiKan, rf 2 1 1 0 0
6 0 .schreck, c. 0 3 1 1 0
1 0 Carey. 1.... 0 19 10
M' Allster, c 0
ishaw, e.... 1
Dillon. 1.... 1
0 2 1 0 Hallman. s. 0 0 3 3 0
12 0 Bh rbauer. 3 0 1 0 0 0
Nicol. cf.... 1
Uroderfk. s 0 1 5 6 0
Ryan. 2 0 1
Kerwln, p.. 1 1 C 0 0
Frisk, p.... u v v
Totals ... 4 10 21 11 C
Totals ... 5 6 27 15 2
Score by innings:.
Detroit 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 -5
Buffalo 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 04
Darned runs Detroit, 3. Two-base hit-
Dillon. Three-base hits Kerwin. Nicol. Dil
lon. Sacrifice hitH Garry, Carey. Shreck.
Bases on balls Off Frisk. 1; off Kerwin, 2;
Hit by pitcher Elberfeld. First base on
errors Buffalo, 1. IWt on bases Detroit,
Double plays Ryan. Llberfeld and Dillon;
Frederick and Carey. Wild pitch Frisk. 1;
Kerwin, l. Time i:w. umpire Sheridan.
Krrora Aided Chicago.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.. Aug. 11. Chicago
won again to-day, making all its runs in tho
first and third Inning., mostly off errors by
the home team. After the third, both sides
played good ball. The line-up of the home
team was changed all around, which mixed
matters at the start. Ehret and Katoll
both were effective, the latter being better
supported at critical points, though the
same number of errors were made on both
Davis, cf... w 2 2 0 0
Hoy. cr 2 16 1
Süden, c.. 0 0 6 1
M F-ia'J. rf 2 1.0 0
llartn-.an. 3 0 2 0 1
Padin. 2.. 1 1 2 4
Isen. If... 0 13 0
Clayton. 1.. 0 1 9 0
O'Leary, s. 0 1 1 0
Katoll. p... 0 0 0 5
Harvey, If.. 0 0 4 o :
Nance. 3... z 1 z 1
AVllmot. rf. 0 0 2 i 1
jAy. 1 0 1 li 0 u
Fit her. c... 0 0 5 3 0
Nichols. 3.. 0 0 0 J
Smith, 0 0 3 1 0
Ehret, p.... i 1 w 1
Total ... 1 C 27 11 3 Total
Score by Innings:
S 8 27 12
Minneapolis OOOC0010 0 1
Chicago 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 05
Earned runs Minneapolis, 1: Chicago, 1.
Two-base hits Nance, Davis, Padden, Hoy.
Base on balls orr Katoll. 1. Struck out
By Ehret, 3; by Katoll, 3. Left on bases-
Minneapolis. S: Chicago, 4. Sacrifice hit
SuKden (2). Stolen base Isbell. First base
on errors Minneapolis. 2; Chicago, 3. Time
1:20. Umpire Cantlllon. Attendance
Almoitt a Riot at the Clone.
MILWAUKEE, Wis., Aug. ll.-To-day's
game was called at the end of the tenth
inning cn account of darkness. The contest
came near ending in a riot, and the urn
pire had to be escorted from the field by a
squad of policemen. The reason for the
Indignation of the crowd was that McDon
ald had called Waldron out at the plate
after the Milwaukee right fielder had made
a home run in the ninth inning. With two
bases filled Waldron hit to deep right, and
when the bail was returned to the plate
McManu dropped it and W'aldron slid
home. But the umpire called him out,
clalmins that McManus held the ball.
Sparks pitched an elegant game through
out, but a poor decision in the ninth, when
Gear was fairly struck out, gave the vis
itors five runs and saved them from a de
feat. The throwing and fielding of Smith
and Conroy were the features. Score:
Ketch'm. c 1 : 1 o n
Wiliiron, rf 0 2 2 0 0
Smith, c... 0 0 3 3 ö
K. C. R.II.O.A.E.
He'phill. rf. 1 0 4 1 0
Farrell. cf.. 0 1 1 1 1
O Url-n. If. 0 1 3 0 0
Dunsan. 1.. 1 11 0 o
Cllnsm'n. 1 2 3 2 1
CoughUn, 3. 1 2 2 3 0
Sohaefer. 2. 0 I 0 3 1
McMarus, c 0 0 7 0 0
Gear, p..... 110 4 2
Totals ... 5 9 30 14 3
Anderson. 1 1 1 I 0 1
Fultz. s 2 3 3 0 0
Conroy, 2... 0 1 5 1 m
Burke. 3.... 0 1 1 4 1
LMggin.-j, 1.. o 0 S 0 1
Sparks, p... 0 0 0 4 0
NVaddcll, p. 1 l t) o 0
Totals ... 5 11 30 12 3
Score by Innings:
Milwaukee 0 20100002 05
Kansas City 0 00000005 05
Earned runs Milwaukee, 2: Kansas City,
1. Two-base hits Anderson, Farrell. Three
base hit Waldron. Stolen bases Anderson,
Fultz. Coughlln. Schäfer. Bases on balls
Off Sparks, 7. Hit by pitcher O'Brien. Sac
rifice hits Waldron. Smith, Conroy (2,
Burke. Struck out By Sparks, 6; by Wad
dell. 3: by Gear. 4. Double play Hemphill
to Dungan. Left on bases Milwaukee, 7;
Kansas City. 12. Innings pitched By
Spark, S2-3; by Waddell. 11-3. Umpire
McDonald. Attendance 2.30C. Time 2:35.
Travelina; Men at the Bat.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
FORT WAYNE, Ind., Aug. 1L The game
of ball between Post B, T. P. A., of Indian
apolis, and Post A, of Fort Wayne, was a
tie, the score in the ninth inning being 19
to 13. Batteries Indianapolls. M. O'Connor
end D. Smith: Fort Wayne, W. Skelton. H.
Bowerfind and M. J. King. A crowd of In
dianapolis drummers were up to see the
3IAGOON STILL LEADS.
The Status of the Battlna; Averages
of the Hoosiers.
Magoon is still at the top of the batting
list, with Hartsel second and Seybold third.
Magoon and Hogriever both went to the
one-hundred mark in hits during the past
week. .The batting averages to date are as
At Bat. Hits. Pet.
Magoon 2S7 10S .376
Hartsel 210 81 .350
Seybold 305 0$ .321
Geler 10 50 .313
Gardner 37 11 .297
Madison 309 03 .271
Hogriever 371 K0 .267
Hickey 3H S3 .24
Powers 2f2 7S .257
Heydon ISO 41 .250
Kelly 217 59 .23.0
Barnes tv ! .21$
Kellum IW 2U .208
Stimme! 6 1 .167
Dammann 61 10 .lv
Milligan S 0 .000
The four hits made off Hart were badly
Stlmmel and Dammann will not accom
pany the team East.
Walters was easy for Kellum yesterday,
striking out three times.
The Hlgnight Stars want a game with the
Holt Reserves for next Sunday.
Dwver's bad decisions caused several of
the Indianapolis players to be "up in the
air" most of the time. They had better
Double headers arc hard for the Hoosiers
to digest. There are more to come this
season, but the fans hopo they will not
prove so disastrous.
Kellum made a great play In the first
game when he covered first on a ball hit
to Kelly. He caught the ball on the run
and beat Pickering to the bag by one step.
The Toune Marotts and the Crescent
Stars will play at Falrvlew Park to-day for
the chamDionshlo of the city, for teams
under sixteen years of age. Game called
at 9:45 a. m.
The team leaves to-nicht for Detroit and
will play in that city, Buffalo and Cleve
land bfrrr rturninfir home. After the
Eastern trip the Hoosier3 come home for
the wind up of the games at wasnington
Park, meeting Detroit and all the West
Tho threft defeats in the two days will
cut a great deal of figure in the race. In
dianapolis dropped several points and
nothing but a remarkable finish will place
ih tam on ton. There are hones, however.
as Chicago and Milwaukee come together
. . . .
for eight games ana umcago wm do piay
ing in the east soon.
BIG MACHINES ARRIVING.
The Itnee Tuesday' Xlajht Will Eclipse
The. big machines which will participate
in the races at Newby Oval next Tuesday
evening are arriving in the city, and many
of them are working out on the trade Lon
Sackett, of Boston, arrived yesterday with
the Waltham flyer, and the imperial trip
let team came in on tho same train. Mr.
Sackett's machine is different from other
styles of motors, and he has made quite a
reputation with it, having competed in nine
races and won them all. He won the Bos
ton to W'Altham and return race, covering
the twenty-five miles in 50:01.
The Indiana made ten miles at the track
yesterday afternoon In twenty-one minutes.
This trial was made on the top of the bank
ing. On account of the large number of
machines in the ten-mile event It will be
necessary for the motors to ride high on
the banks. Human propelled machines will
have an advantage of about fourteen sec
onds on each mile on account of the extra
distance the motors will cover.
Hughes and Davis, the speedy Terre
Haute tandem team, wired their entires
yesterday afternoon. The lists are now all
filled, as the Oval will not stand the addl
tion of any more machines or riders. The
advance sale of seats Is very large, and
tho management expects the largest crowd
at the races that ever gathered at Newby
Oval. Seats are on sale at Huder's drug
TO GET RICH QUICKLY.
Invent Something: for the Uae of the
New Orleans Times-Democrat.
"If you want to get rich quickly," said
a local inventor, "just think of something
new and practical in military appliances.
arms or munitions. An American mechanic
received $J0.000 from the German govern
ment the other day for a very simple shell
extractor. Quite recently the French paid
over $100,000 for an improvement in recoil
cylinders for field artillery. nd I could
name a dozen other Instances out of hand.
In this connection." he went on, T don't
rnind giving a small tip. One of the things
greatly desired at present is some better
type of fixed ammunition for rapid-fire
guns. Fixed ammunition, you know, is
simply a cartridge, in which the projectile
and explosive are handled m one piece.
For guns up to, say, four or five-inch cai
Iber, these cartridges are all right, with
one exception, and that Is the nuisance of
extracting the empty case after nnng. Un
der any circumstances that takes time, and
frequently the shell sticks In the breech
and the gun is temporarily thrown out of
action. What I would suggest, and what
I have been experimenting with to some
extent, is a powder charge pressed into the
form of a solid cylinder and attached in
ome manner to the base of the projectile,
dispensing altogether with the case. Smoke
less powder is molded into all sorts of
shapes cubes, sticks ana so on and there
1s no reason why the entire charge couldn't
be made in one piece. How to fasten it to
the shell is a question, but that might be
accomplished by wooden pegs or rods,
which would be blown to atoms in the dis
charge. Anyhow, it's worth thinking about.
Of course, the powder cylinder should be
honey-combed with small perforations, to
Insure quick combustion, and the ad van
tages of such ammunition would be great.
To begin with, there would be no metal
case to remove, and the gun after each dis
charge would be entirely empty and ready
for another load. That would add several
seconds to the rapidity of fire and do away
with the danger of 'sticking. Then, again,
it 'would lighten the ammunition chest by
two or three hundred pounds, and, latly,
such cartridges would be much cheaper
than tho present form. The cases now used
&re made of either brass or copper and cost
from W cents to' J.", apiece for the larger
sizes. The man who develops this idea
cau be a millionaire in thirty days."
THREE HITS OFF HAWLEY
BEST CI.CIATI COL'LD DO WITH
THE SEW YORK PITCHER.
Gothnmttes Only Ahle to Score One
Rnn Off Four Single, a Double
and Triple in Tvro Innings.
Pittsbur: . . . 5 Host on 1
Xew York ... 1 Cincinnati . . . O
Philadelphia . J Chicnso O
St. Louis .... S Brooklyn ... 2
To-Day ' Scheduled Games.
Pittsburg at Chicago.
New York at Cincinnati.
Brooklyn at St. Louis.
How the Clubs Stnnd.
Clubs. Tlayed. Won. Lost. Tct.
Brooklyn 8 54 32 .62S
Philadelphia 87 47 40 .540
Pittsburg S3 4S 41 .530
Chicago SS 41 44 .500
Boston SS 43 43 .4S3
Cincinnati SO 33 M .4:S
St. Louts Si 2S 46 .K2
New York S3 31 40 .410
CINCINNATI. Aug. 11. Hawley was in
great form to-day and shut out the locals.
Four singles, a double and a triple In the
first two innings netted New York but one
run, yet that was sufficient to win the
n. y. n.n.o.A.n.
V. H't'n, -if. 0 o 6 0
Selbach, K. 0 3 1 0 0
Dovle. 1.... 0 1 It 0 0
Smith, rf... 0 2 0 ) V
Hickman, 3 1 1 3 & 0
Davis. 8....0 Olio
Gleason. 2.. 0 2 2 2 0
Grady, c... 0 0 3 0 0
Hawley, p.. 0 1 3 0 1
Barrett, cf. 0 o
Cra'ford. If 0 0
ytel'feldt, 3 0 0
Beckley. 1.. 0 0
Corcoran, 8 0 0
McBrlde, rf 0 1
Quinn, 2.... 0. 1
Kahoe, c... 0 M
Hahn. p.... 0 0
Totals ... 0 3 27 15 1 Totals ... 1 9 27 11 0
Score by innings:
Cincinnati 0 00000000-0
New York 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-1
Earned run New York. 1. Two-hase hit
Gleason. Three-base hit Hickman. Double
play Gleason to Doyle. Bases on balls Off
Hawley, 1; off Hahn. 1. Struck out By
Halm. 3: by Hawley. 1. Wild pitch Hahn.
Attendance 600. Time 1:40. Umpire
Donahue' Pitching: Wan Gllt-Edged.
CHICAGO, Aug. 11. Donohue's pitching
was entirely too gilt-edged for the Chi-
and they were shut out.
Thomas, cf. 0 2 2 0 0
Green, rf... 0 1 3 0 1)
Childs. 2.... 0 1 s 1 0
KldSlo. if... 12s
Mertes. cf.. 0 2 2 0 0
Ryan, rf.... 0 0 10 0
Ganzel. 1... 0 1 8 0 0
Bradley. 3.. 0 0 2 0 1
M'C'niick. s 0 0 2 4 0
Taylor, p... 0 0 1 1 0
Donahue, c. 0 0 5 0 0
Deleha'ty. 1 0 1 11
Lajole, 2.... 0 0
Flick, rf.... 0 0
Wolv'tou. 3 0 1
Murphy, c. 0 1
Cross, s 1 0
Donahue, p. 0 0
2 2 1
0 3 0
Totals ... 0 5 27 6 1 1 Totals ... 2 7 27 12 1
Score by innings:
Chicago .0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 00
Philadelphia 1 0001000 0-2
Earned run Philadelphia. 1. Left on
bases Chicago, 5: Philadelphia, 5. Two
base hits Delehanty, Thomas. Sacrifice
hit Taylor. Double plays Childs and Mc
cormick: Cross, Jajole and Delehanty
Struck out By Taylor, 3; by Donohue, 1.
Bases on balls Off Taylor, 1; off Donahue,
L Time 1:35. Umpire Terry.
Boston Outplayed nt Every Point.
PITTSBURG, Aug. 11. Pittsburg out
played Boston at every point. The features
were a double play by Bitchey unassisted,
and two sensational catches by Beaumont
in center. Attendance, 5,200. Score:
Re'mont. cf 0 0 3 0 0
Hailt'n. Cf. 0 0 2 0 0
F. Cl'rke, If 3 3 3
O'Brien. 1.. 0 1 8
Warner, rf. 1 2 1
Williams, 3 0 0 5
Rltchey. 2.. 0 1 4
O'Connor, c 0 0 1
Kly. e Ill
Chcsbio. p. 0 1 1
Long, s 0 0
Ftahl. rf.... 0 0
Collins. 3... 0 0
Freeman. L 0 2
Duffy, If.... 1
Lowe. 2.... 0
V. Cl'ke, c 0
Lewis, p.... 0
Totals ...5 3 27 9 21 Totals ...1 5 2112 3
Score by Innings:
Pittsburg 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 5
Boston. 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 01
Earned runs Pittsburg. 4. Two base hits
F. Clarke, Freeman. Three base hits F.
Clarke, Ely. Home run Wagner. Sacri
fice hits Duffy. Wr. Clarke. Stolen bases
F. Clarke, O'Brien, Warner, Duffy. Double
Plays-O'Brien and' Williams; Ritchey (un
assisted): W." Clarke and Lowe. Bases on
balls Off Chesbro, 3; off Iewls. 2. Struck
out-By Chesbro. 1; by Lewis, 3. Wild
pitch Chesbro. Time 1:43. Umpire O'Day.
Brooklyn nt llujrhey'a Mercy.
ST. LOUIS, Aug. 11. Hughey had Brook
lyn completely at his mercy to-day. St.
Louis hit the ball hard. Attendance, 4,100.
St. L. R.H.O.A.E.
MoGraw, 3. 1 3 2 4 0
Burkrtt. If. 2 2 3 0 1
Heldri'k, cf 0 3 4 0 0
Donlln, rf.. 0 0 1 C 0
Wallace, s. 0 0 14
Kelster, 2.. 1 0 I 1 0
McC.ann. 1. 1 1 12 0 C
Robinson, c 1 2 3 1 0
Hughey, p.. 2 3 0 2 0
Jones, cf... (
Keeler, rf.. 0
Jennii.ga, 1. 1
Kelley, If... 0
Dahlen, s .. 0
Cuss, 3 0
Daly. 2 0
McJiulr. c. 0
Kennedy, p 0
Howell, p... 0
0 2 0 1
2 12 0 0
0 3 0 0
Totals ... 8 14 27 12 1
Totals ... 1 8 27 11 4
Batted for Kennedy in seventh inning.
Score bv innlncs:
St. Louis 1 11,11030 0-8
Brooklyn 0 ü.o 0 0 o o l o-i
Earned runs St. Louis, 4. Two base hit-
Robinson. Sacrifice hits McGraw. Donlln.
Stolen base Daly. Three base hit Mcuulre.
Bases on balls Off Kennedy, 4; off Howell,
1; off Hughey, 1. Struck out By Howell, 1;
by Kennedy, 4; by Hughey, 1. Time 2:35.
At Mansfield Tl II B
Mansfield 5 0 1 10 4 11 13 16 1
Marlon 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 02 8 5
Batteries Walsh and Fox; Bates and
At Columbus RUE
Columbus 0 00000010 15 11
Fort Wayne ..0 2150120 112 12 3
Batteries Daniels and Beville; Swaim
and Bergen. ,
At New Castle RUE
New Castle 0 11020000-472
Dayton 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 01 6 5
Batteries Lanigan and Graffius; Gilpat-
rick and Donahue.
At Toledo First, game: R H E
Toledo 2 0 2 8 2 0 0 1 0-15 13 3
Wheeling 1 2 0 0 0 0- 3 2 513 12 8
Batteries Stricklctt and Arthur; Scopec
Second game: R H E
Toledo 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 04 10 7
Wheeling 0 0 0 0 0 223 MIO 2
Batteries Butler and Hannaford; Pool
ntniED TO LAI GIL
Audience Expecting 3Iark Twain Is
Heady to Applaud Everything:.
In the town of Colchester, Conn., there
was a good illustration of this, the Hon.
Demshain Hornet having a most unpleas
ant experience at the expense of Mark
Twain. Mr. Clemens was advertised to
lecture in the town of Colchester, but for
some reason failed to arrive. In the
emergency the lecture committee decided
to employ Mr. Hornet to deliver his cele
brr.tcd lecture on temperance, but so late
in the day was this arrangement made that
no bills announcing it could be circulated.
and the audience assembled, expecting to
hear Mark Twain. No one in the town
knew Mr. Clemens, or had ever heard him
lecture, and they entertained the Idea that
he was funny, and went to the lecture pre
pared to laugh. Even those upon the plat
form, excepting the chairman, did not know
Mr. Hornet from Mark Twain, and so.
when he was introduced, thought nothing
of the name, as they knew "Mark Twain"
was a pen-name, and supposed his real
name was Hornet.
Mr. Hornet bowed politely, looked about
him, and remarked: "Intemperance is the
curse of the country." The audience burst
into a merry laugh. He knew it could net
be at his remark, and thought his clothes
must be awry, and he asked the chairman.
in a whisper, if he was all right, and re
ceived "yes for an answer. Then he said
"Rum slay more than disease!" Another,
but louder laugh followed. ' He could not
understand it, but proceeded: "It breaks un
happy homes!" Still louder mirth. "It Is
carrying young men down to death and
hell!" Then came a perfect roar of ap
plause. Mr. Hornet began to get excited.
He thought they were poking fun at him,
but went on: "We must crush the serpent!"
A tremendous howl of laughter. The men
on the platform, except the chairman,
squirmed as they laughed. Then Hornet
got mad. "What I say is gospel truth," he
cried. The audience fairly bellowed with
mirth. Hornet turned to a man on the
stage, and said: "Do you see anything very
ridiculous in my remarks . or behavior?"
"Yes. ha. ha! It's Intensely funny ha. ha.
ha! Go on!" replied the roaring man. "This
is an insult," cried Hornet, wildly dancing
about. More laughter, and cries of. "Go
on. Twain!" Then the chairman began to
see through a glass darkly, and arose and
quelled the merriment, and explained the
situation, and the men on the stage sud
denly ceased laughing, and the folks in the
audience looked sheepish, and they quit
laughing, too, and then the excited Mr.
Hornet, being thoroughly mad. told them
he had never before got into a town so en
tirely populated with asses and idiots, and
having said that, he left the hall in dis
gust, followed by the audience in deep
TAKES THE FIFTH RACE
BELMOXT'S MINEOLA W1.S THREE
OF FIVE SQUADRON RUXS.
Secure Three Prises Other Winners
Gore, Lamed and. Wrenn and
Campbell Play Good Tennis.
NEWPORT. R. I.. Aug. 11. To-day's
forty-mile race of ten schooners and. four-
een sloops from Vineyard Haven, to this
place was the lifth and last of this year's
squadron runs of the New York Yacht
Club. August Belmont's Mineola won
again in the seventy-foot class. This
makes her the winner of the club prize.
also of former Commodore Brown's special
cup for having won the run from Vineyard
Haven to Newport and J. II. F. Llppltt's
cup for having won the greatest number of
squadron runs in the class. She won three
out of five. The Rainbow and Virginia
have each won a race. Second prizes have
been won by the Rainbow and Mineola and
The commodore's cup for sloops went to
the Syce, and the cup for schooners to the
Quisetta. The cup offered by Vice Com
modore August Belmont for the schooner
winning the greatest number of runs, all
sailing as one class, also has been won by
her. Rear Commodore C. L. F. Robinson.
who owns the Imported cutter Hester, of
fered a cup for sloops on similar terms.
His own boat won the trophy. The other
club prizes for schooners go to the Corona,
Constellation, Hildegarde. India. Wayward,
Katrlna, Gevalia and Mayflower.
Taylor Conies to Meet Vnrdon.
NEW YORK. Aug. 11. J. II. Taylor, the
champion golf player, was a passenger on
the Cunard line steamship Etruria, which
arrived here to-night. Taylor comes here
to meet the crack players of this side and
possibly to try conclusions here with Var-
don. the former champion. He was met by
his partner, G. II. Cann, of PittEburg.
When Vardon first camc to America he
held the title of championship of the world.
but on his return to England somo months
ago ho was defeated by Taylor.
American Broke a. Scottish. Record.
LONDON, Aug. 11. In spite of the rain
twenty thousand persons witnessed the
annual sports of the Celtic Football Club
at Glasgow to-day. Among the American
athletes who entered were W. B. Tewks-
berry, of the University of Pennsylvania,
who won the 120-yard handicap in 12 sec
onds, and Maxwell E. Long, of the New
York Athletic Club, who won the quarter-
mile handicap in 50 seconds, breaking the
Vardon Defeats Findlay.
PORTLAND, Me., Aug. 11. Harry Var
don, the English golfer, played a thlrty-slx-
holc match with Alex. Findlay, of Boston,
on the links of the Portland Golf Club to
day, Vardon winning by six up and four
AMERICANS WO. TWO SETS.
Results of the Anglo-American Tennis
Games at Southampton.
NEW YORK, Aug. 11. The revival of the
Long Island lawn tennis championship
tournament at Southampton was brought
to a close this afternoon on the courts of
the Meadow Club, with the series of En
glish-American matches. Two matches
were played In the singles and one In the
double. A. W. Gore, the English expert,
won his contest over Richard Stevens in
the singles, but the Americans captured the
ether two matches, W. A. Earned winning
over E. D. Black in singles, and Robert
Wrenrt and Ollle E. Campbell gaining a
victory in the doubles over Gore and Black,
who were paired for this event. Stevens
went down hard before the fast play ol
Gore. The American could not stand
against the powerful force of the English
man's Jong hard drives. In the two sets of
the match Stevens was only able to earn
nine of his points. On the other hand, Gore
earned twenty points of his score by clever
placing and passes.
Lamed, the veteran American, performed
brilliantly against Black. He defeated the
English crack in straight sets, and, though
the play was close in the last set, Lamed
pulled out because of his superior style and
accuracy. The peculiar feature of the con
test was that both players earned exactly
seventeen points of their scores.
The team work of Gore and Black In the
doubles was very ragged. They were not
used to playing together, and their poor
showing against Wrenn and Campbell Is
due to this. The Englishmen volleyed well
at the net, and in nearly every game the
points went to deuce and vantage. Wrenn
and Campbell s clever passes along the al
ley of the opposing courts were well done,
and proved the undoing of the Britons.
English-American singles: A. W. Gore
beat Richard Stevens, 6-1, 6-1; W A. Larned
beat E. D. Black, 6-1, 6-3.
English-American doubles: R. D. Wrrenn
and Ollle Campbell beat A. W. Gore and E.
D. Black, 6-4, 6-4.
A Southern Champion.
ATLANTA, Ga., Aug. 11. Clarence V.
Angler, Jr., of Atlanta, won the champion
ship in tennis of the Southeastern States
and of Georgia and the Ageiesto trophy in
a challenge match to-day against T. Cole
man Ward, of Birmingham, who formerly
held these honors. The match was marked
for Its brilliant plays throughout. Score:
10-8, 6-3, 5-7, 6-3. Two hours and forty min
utes was required for the contest. Angler
will enter the tournament at Newport next
week for the national championship.
BROKE TWEXTY-SEVEX RECORDS.
John Xelson, of Chicago, Defeated
Archie McEachern, of Canada.
PHILADELPHIA, Aug. ll.-John Nelson,
of Chicago, to-day defeated Archie Mc
Eachern, of Canada, in a thirty-mile
motor-paced bicycle race at the Woodside
Park . track. Nelson broke every record
from one to thirty miles with the exception
of those for one, two and twenty-five miles.
Much of the interest in the race was lost
owing to the accident to McEachern's
wheel, which precluded any possibility of
his winning. The saddle of his bicycle
broke in the last lap of the second mile. In
securing a new wheel he lost one and a
half laps and was able to recover only the
half lap. Nelson's time for the thirty
miles was 4S:02 2-5. The previous record
was 50:20 2-5, held by Elkes.
Day State L. A. V. Meet.
NEW BEDFORD. Mass., Aug. 11. -The
midsummer meet of the Massachusetts
division of the L. A. W. came to a close to
day. The most exciting event was the mile
national professional, which "Major" Tay
lor won. after having fought out to the
finish every heat he rode In and especially
the semi-finals, when J. A. Newhouse, of
Buffalo, pushed him faster than any mile
has been ridden without motor pace on this
track. The mile was made in 1:56 2-5.
FAST TROTTING STALLION
CUESCEtS DEMONSTRATES HE HAS
NO EQUAL IX THE COl'.YTRY.
Ecat Tommy Brltton In n Mrttch Hare,
Covering the Two Mllea In ZHUi 1-2
and 2:07 1-2 Other Knees.
CHICAGO. Aug. 11. Before a slim crowd
this afternoon at the Washington Park
lace track Cresceus demonstrated his claim
to the title of the fastest trotting stallion
in the country by beating Tommy Britton
in straight heats. A slight rain made the
track lightning fast and in the first heat
a local record was broken, Cresceus reelihg
off the mile in 2:06U. The next heat was a
second slower. Cresceus simply played with
the Chicago horse, beating him as far as
he wanted to.
The 2:25 trot was won in straight heats by
Billings trotted his wonderful little mare,
Lucille, to wagon and lowered her record
of 2:004 half a second, making the distance
in 2:09U. the fastest amateur record here
tofore being 2:09,;. The mare was paced by
a runner driven by George West and was
loudly cheered for her performance. Sum
2:25 Trot; purse, $1,000:
Mr. Mlddlemay 1 1 .1
Red June 2 2 4
Flash Lighning 3 4 2
Cleora 4 3 3
Annie Trevillan 6 5 5
Indiana Girl :.5 6 dr
Time 2:164. 2:1. 2:1S.
Match race; purse, Sl.ooO:
Cresceus 1 1
Tommy Britton 2 2
Time 2:06Vj, 2:07.
Miss Bennett Lonem n. Track Ileconl
Fort Dearborn Stakes.
CHICAGO, Aug. 11. Rain knocked out
all interest in the Fort Dearborn stake
races this afternoon at Harlem, as nine of
the eleven horses were scratched just be
fore post time. Only two were left Pink
Coat and Eva Rice and it proved to be a
cakewalk for the former, which was never
better than 2 to 5. Tho rain ceased just
long enough to allow Miss Bennett to break
the track record by one-half second in the
second race at nine-sixteenths of a mile.
She was put to a hard drive at the turn
into the stretch, where Money Muss got
on even terms with her and teemed to
have a chance. After a little urging Miss
Bennett won handily by a length. Sum
Six furlongs: Sim W., 3 to 1, won; Miss
Shanley second, Carl C. third. Time,
Nine-sixteenths of a mile: Miss Bennett,
1 to 7, won: Money Muss second. Fairy
Day third. Time. :54.
Mile and one-sixteenth: Bangle, 1 to 1
won; Wax second, Nobleman third. Time,
One mile; the Fort Dearborn stakes:
Pink Coat, 2 to 5, won; Eva Rico second.
Time, 1:41 3-5.
Six furlongs: Maggie Davis, 5 to 1, won;
Boney Boy second, Georgio third. Time,
Mile and one hundred yards: Branch, 3
to 1. won: Blue Lick second, Papa Harry
third. Time, 1:47 1-5.
One mile: Dagmar, 5 to 2, won; Dandy IL
second, Wralkenshaw third. Time, 1:44.
Charentus Won Kearney Handicap.
SARATOGA, N. Y., Aug. 11. Charentus
won the Kearney handicap heat race at six
furlongs this afternoon in two straight
heats. In the first heat he had to be ridden
out to beat the early pacemaker, Mr. Jer
sey, a head, but in the second ho won the
heat and race easily by a length and a half.
Mr. Jersey hung on gamely and finished
second, half a length In front of Gonfaüon,
who ran disappointingly. Sanders finished
third in the first heat, but went to the post
the second time sore. Summary:
Five and one-half furlongs: Edgefleld, 6
to 1 and 2 to 1, won; Farmer Bennett sec
ond. Snark third. Time, EOSVfc.
Mile and one furlong: Compensation. 7 to
2 and even, won; Prejudice second. Precur
sor third. Time, 1:53.
The Kearney handicap, for three-year
olds and upwards, heats, best two in three.
H.OU0 added, of which $300 to the second and
5150 to the third, six furlongs: First heat.
Charentus. 7 to 2 and 4 to 5. won; Mr. Jer
Fey second, Sanders third, Gonfallon
fourth. Time, 1:13U. Second heat: Charen
tus. 4 to 5 and out. won; Mr. Jersey sec
ond. Gonfallon third. Time, 1:13.
Six furlongs: Far Rockaway, 11 to 5 and
4 to 5, won; Gold Heels second, Inshot
third. Time, 1:13.
One mile: Advance Guard, 4 to 1 and
even, won; Mayor Gllroy second, Wearing
third. Time. 1:40.
Wall Won the Missouri Stakes.
ST. LOUIS, Aug. 11. Four favorites, two
well-played second choices and an outsider
won at the fair grounds to-day. In the
Missouri stakes Sard and Wall fought it
out all the way to the wire, the latter win
ning by half a length. Summaries:
Mile and one-sixteenth: Gilbert. 9 to 5,
won: Joe Grady second, Sadie Levy third.
Mile and one-eighth: Celtic Bard, even.
won; Brldgeton second, Kitty Clyde third
Six furlongs: Graves, 4 to 1, won; Veloce
second. W. B. Gates third. Time. 1:15.
Missouri selling stake, plx furlongs: Wall,
14 to 5, won; Sard second, Adelante third.
Handicap, mile and one-sixteenth: - Havi
land, 5 to 2, won; Ohnet second. Pinochle
third. Time, 1:15.
One mile: Banish. 13 to 1. won; Triadltaa
second, Malay third. Time, 1:42U
One mile: Libble. 9 to 5. won; Two An
nies second. Eugenia S. third. Time, 1:12.
Results nt Highland Park. .
DETP.OIT, Aug. 11. Weather fine and
track fast at Highland Park. Summaries:
Six furlongs: Springwellg, 9 to 5, won;
Ralston second, Doublet third. Time, 1:12.
Five furlongs: Gray Dally, 3 to 5, won;
The Copper second, BUI Massie third. Time.
One mile: McGrathlana Prince, 3 to 1.
won; Kitty Regent second. Lady of the
West third. Time. 1:41.
The Oakland handicap, mile and one
eighth: Bell Punch, 3 to 1, won; Free Lance
second, Chopin third. Time, 1:54
Five furlongs: Compass, 6 to 5, won: Liz
zie A. second, Donna Seay third. Time.
Six furlongs: Quaver, 2 to 5. won; Fairy
Dell second. Crinkle third. Time, 1:14.
Leslie Rein! Wins Four Races.
LONDON, Aug. 11. At the Maydock Park
August meeting to-day Leslie Reiff had the
mount. of four winners. These were (he
Jeannie colt ir the Leigh Park plate. King
Ihorpe in the fourth selling handicap.
King's Courier in tne Newton cup, and
Elandslaagte in the plate for two-year-olds.
The Wigan plate of 103 sovereigns
was won by the Melanite filly, guided by
At the Lewis summer meeting: to-day the
Lewis handicap was won by Santos. Spec
trum, ridden by J. Reiff, came In second.
Stock JournnI Sold.
LEXINGTON, Ky.. Aug. ll.-The Ken
tucky Stock Farm, one of the most noted
iftock journals in the South, was sold to
day by Desha Breckinridge to Frank 1.
Kenney, of Lexington, and Charles I.
Morsch, of Louisville.
John Hart, in LIppIncott.
One see many curious phases of human
nature in the safe-deposit vaults of a
banking institution from the women who
never by any chance know where their
keys are. and go through bag and pocket
book with reckless haste, to the man who
Is not quite certain that he has locked his
box and returns to the vault three or four
times, put his keys In the lock, shakes It
had, and finally goes away convinced that
"all is well." But in recent experience with
a new customer to whom I was renting a
box the climax was reached. When I
handed him the keys and said:
"Now. here are two keys, separat them
so that if you lose one yon will have the
other to admit you.
"Very well. I will put one on my key
ring and lock the other up in my box."
And yet they tell us that men are more
logical than women.
Refuses to Act in the Matter of Cliurcn
Kcvennes Cuban Tax Law.
HAVANA. Aug. ll.-Senors Llorente, GI-
berga and Tamayo met the bishop of Ha
vana and General Wood at the palaco last
night, and discussed the question of church
property. This committee of judges finally
declined to undertake an Investigation and
resigned, refusing any further participation
in the matter of determining the disposition
of the income from church property. They
said tho matter was one for the Cuban peo
ple or the milltarj- government to decide.
General Wood will appoint another com
mittee of five, who will Investigate the
claims of the church. Upon this committee
it Is expected that Senor Tamayo will serve.
After seizing all of the church property
In 1S12 the Spaniards allowed the church
SlrtO.OOO annually. The revenue to the
church was stopped on the American occu
pation of the island, and the money now
goes Into thu island fund. The bishop of
Havana Is seeking a restitution of this
The rew tax law. whhh went Into effect
Thursday, and whhh affects conoratlons.
banks, etc., has caused much dissatisfac
tion in banking and insurance circles. Ow
ing to errors in translation from Spanish
into. English, the law appears arbitrary
and severe, whereas the alterations from
the old law are merely nominal, except In
the case of insurance and fidelity compa
nies, which pay 4 per cent, on gross pre
miums, an increase of 2 per cent. An order
was issued to-day su.rendlng tho Operation
of the new law pending a more explicit
It Has Been Somewhat Exncffernted
by Travelers Plain Lyinff.
New Orleans Times-Democrat.
"The cunning of the Chinese has been
very much cxajcKerated." said a former
captain in conversation the other day. "I
was in the Hong-Kong trade for several
years, where I was compelled to make a
pretty close study of the native charac
ter," he continued, "and I soon found out
that the stories of their phenomenal astute
ness were mostly rubbish. It l true that
the average Chinese business man will gen
erally overreach European newcomer, but
it isn't through any superior finesse or In
telligenceit is by plain, straight-out lying.
That Is something the European isn't pre
pared for. and until he leurns the ropes
he can't believe that a wealthy, dignlned
merchant of high social and commercial
rank will tell him a deliberate, premedi
tated falsehood. As a rule It requires sev
eral sharp lessons to get that fact into
his head. I will never forget my own first
experience. We had arranged with a prom
inent Chinese merchant of Hong-Kong for
a quantity of tea, but at the last minute
there was a hitch about the delivery of the
consignment. He told me it had been tem
porarily tied up by the officials on account
of some misunderstanding about the In
ternal taxes. I discovered by accident,
later on, that the lot had been sold over
my head to a chance customer, and the
tax story was a mere pretext to gain time
for the substitution of an Inferior grade.
The tea merchant was a sedate, courtly old
gentleman, and he had told me this out
rageous lie with perfect calmness, looking
me squarely in the face, without a quiver.
It never occurred to me to doubt hla word,
and, but for a chance, we would have been
heavy losers. When I exposed him, indig
nantly, before all his employes and reveral
foreign residents I supposed he would be
ashamed and disconcerted. An American
of his standing would have been humiliated
and crushed beyond measure. I have known
men to commit suicide for less disgrace,
but he never so much as blinked. He
heard me through blandly, made no com
ment and began to talk about something
else. He had told a lie. was caught and
regarded the episode as closed. .
"It is that sort of thing that throws for
eigners off their guard." continued the cap
tain, "and gives the Chinese their reputa
tion for rjreternatural shrewdnpss. Most -
of their lies are clumsy and childish,' and.
for that very reason, are apt to be credited.
He wouldn't dare tell me such a thing if
it wasn't so, the stranger will argue to
himself, and, as a consequence, he gets
badly left. When a European trader tells
a He, and, I am sorry to say, plenty of
them do. It Is usually some complicated
fabrication that will leave him a loophol
for explanation In the event of detection;
but a Chinaman takes no such pains. He
confines himself to a. plain, bald misstate
ment of fact, which Is rather etagsering to
one who is accustomed to believe that men
of large affairs can't afford to deliberately
deceive. But, after the situation, in that
respect Is understood, the American never
has any trouble holding his own with the"
Oriental. On the contrary', he gets the best '
of nine deals out of ten. The native Chi
nese business world feems to have no con
ception whatever of the meinness and
criminality of falsehood, yet 1 believe it Is
a matter of custom rather than character.
The best proof of that is the strict integrity
of the Chinese tradesmen in this ctuntry.
e have a number of them here in New
Orleans, and half a dozen or so deal pretty
extensively with the jobbers.. Without ex
ception they enjoy a reputation for abso
lute truth and reliability. A wholesaler
on Magazine street who sells large quanti
ties of Koap and starch to a Chlnen firm
near the police headquarters remarked, to
me recently that they were the most sa:lt
factory customers on his books. becaue
he could place implicit confidence In any
thing they told him. It is the same all over
the country. You will never hear of a
CMnaman swindling creditor, defrultlng
an obligation or being Involved in any
trouble through misrepresentation. So I
urn inclined to attribute the crookedness
of the Chinaman at home to'the national
Htmorphore of duplicity and leceit. Oouble
dealing Js so universal over there that it
is simply taken for granted, and when a
native really desires to communicate a
fact he Is obliged to twist It wrong end to.
or he won't get anybody to IIIeve it. In
other word, he has to tell a He In order to
tell the truth."
TIII2 WKIttllT in:sTio.
Attraction of the Weliclilnif Machines
ns Strong for Men as for Women.
New Yortc Sun.
"It's surprising," said the man who lives
in Hoboken, "how many damned foI there
are in this world who worry about thlr
weight. Now 1 use the ferry every day. In
the ferry houses, both in New York and Jer
sey, there are two or three of these drop.-penny-ln-thc-slot-and-get-your-welght
chines. Some of them tell your fortune us
well, but that just to catch the women.
The men don't tare. They are Just as
idiotic about finding out how much they
weigh as the women are. but thev would
Just as lief be weighed rn one machine as
another. Not so with the women. If Jut
a weight machine and fonune-tr Ming ma
chine are sldo by id thr women all tackle
the latter. They get more for their money,
which appeals to the sex peculiarly, and
then tho prophecy of good luck of one kind
or another which Is always handed out
catches the Innate mysticism In their char
acter. They never try the simple weight
machine unless they arc very fat or very
thin. The very fat ones try the second
scales in the hope that it will register one
pound less, and th very thin ones in the
hope that it will register one pound more.
"Uut all my experience and I've been
watching this thing for months now shows,
me that men are jut ax biß fool on the
weight proposition as the women are. I
don't know why It should be so. but Fva
s-en men who take the Käme boat coming
over to New York that 1 do every day
welsh themselves at least three times a
week for months. They are healthy and
are not gaining or losing apparently, but
the attraction of the scales gt ts its work in
on them and they keep feeding it coppers.
Staid old folk that you would imagine had
long since given up thinking about them
selves, climb onto the machines as often as
the girl who is trying to fret herself up to
a buxom figure or the young man who
pines and prays to et out of the light
weight into the middle-weight class. It
Just goes to show you that the human race
still spends most of its time thinking about
itself, instead of doing other thing mor
profitable. The weight man is a wife man,
I tell you. He knew this when he got ua
his machine. I'm Just finding It out
Kansas Ciiy Journal.
There were two reasons why Groat Brit
ain came to the United States to borrow.
She needed the money, and the United
States had it.