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I GOSSIP OF THE BALL FIELD.
Hgu A QJ.ANCB AT ALL CLASSES Of BALL,
H abe'jlatllaai th. Aaeatesir. sseiatfsr.iVailoaal,
Hftgf. arrt.lisl A Flit sstisrl Mate), by
HitK th. Mlst.r ajaasTnee Aae.elaitl.ii Becesrele.
Bfca A man who Is familiar with tho lnsldo
Hi vm-klngs of tho New York Club, In conv.rsa-
MfEJit ttlon'wlth TnK Suit reporter the other day, Im-
KA; xarttrd th surprising Information that lot
rf If n7 did Tim Keels (all to get his $4,000 salary.
Wyjc ha' he also failed to get what the dab first
KM offered him. What he roallr did set Is not
Bj?' known, bat It Is not far from what he ro-
ftw cetrod last summer. There does not seem
KifV to be the sltghtost doubt but that Tim
BpS1- lost his nerre at the last moment. Proal-
BSS" -dent Day was willing to meet him half
Kw& Trar' out whon Ko0'9 "klppod off to Iloston two
Kp days before the reason opened, and without
ftfix eaytaa a word about It, Mr, Day sot mad, and
m&jt there Is no oauso to doubt but that Eeefe would
KK ave been pat on a salary of $1,000 for the pea-
Wh', n had he not hastened back from tho Hub.
Th many stories to tho effoot that Eeefe's
E$ &na hatl Pn8 hack on him have been knocked
&' out by the One work he has doae durlne tho
K-W Week. He Is just as Rood as he ever was.
Ks A Philadelphia mon, who saw tho New York-
BSbS Boston same on Monday, has this to say about
(EaSt Polo ground crowd: "I am surprised to see
ftffcl. so maoh exoltoment at a ball camo. We have
WSJg tad many lareor crowds at Philadelphia
5wK'' Ramos than that was, but for excitement wo
ntM. Te nothing llko It. At Philadelphia the
$' crowd sits and soes the (fame out When It la
rlKfl" oyer they co home. They don't yell Uko a lot
Wlj&, f Indians at everything they sea; but of the
Kjj, two I would rather see a Now York crowd."
M&C The Eastern League clubs have rone Wast
Ky " 1Mb trip KoiniAo bo a hard one, and tho New
BL'fe Torkswlll have to play ball from the word go
Kct it they hope to hold tholr own. Tho Western
RlKj elubs will mako more than the usual effort In
Bb&" this Borlea, and they will make all tho Eastern
Rj'S snan do their best to win.
R;c5" In speaking of base balls the othor day a
!? woll-known dealer in this lino of goods sold
K that 6,000.000 base balls were made and sold
R emir year. Of this number his firm sold
Tffi 8.000,000. This little pieoe of information will
tMrje SO a long way toward convincing tho skoptlo
Isaf, that some base ball is clayed in this country.
Si'?'- Of coarse this number does not roprosout any
t&VL ono grade of balls, but Includes tho ten-cent
Kvvv ball as well oa that Bold (or $1.60.
l The Now York Club left for tho West with
K eevqn victories and four defeats to tholr credit.
As they will play the Indianapolis team first, it
Li safe to say that their number of victories
. will be increased. Tho club has enough players
on the trip, but it ls not always the nnuntlty
that wine. Manager Mutrlo will have all of Ills
,,..- young men out every day. and will spend
VW&? tnonoy In giving thorn practice.
feSE,-. The Brooklyn Club mado a nlco spurt during
8"i? P Pant week, and if the players will only keep
&SM' It up they will mako some of the Western men
,XiW hustle when tho team arrives out there, hvory-
m thing seems to be worklngvory nicely among
mii' the Brooklyn men now. They have become ac-
H customed to each othor, and Hhould make a
itsf) much bottor showing as time passes.
'! Things do not look so rosy in the Central
Ksat League as they should, for the simple reason
WtsJf that just what was (enred most Is likely to hap-
-,r& Pn- autl that 1b- the Jorsoy City and Newark
SnHSS olobs are so much Btrongor than the other
BSst clubs of the League that it is likely to have u
f.$M- depressing effect upon the whole League. Some-
jsjf f thing should be done at once to muke the clubs
13'ff. more equal.
feM In the tables below ls shown the individual
H-2f; work of the players in the American Association
ij'mi clubs up to Slay L The records ore as nearly
mSt official as possible:
$&' aniixTic oitra.
1ft Mils? 1 i ? f I
Btftv- - 11 41 12 a l0Lars.ln....lttbl07 1 m m
Bi-ftr II II 1 s Birbuer..2d b. 38 -to n an 870
BhVr 0 CI 30 f Is Lyons. 3JD. IS 14 S 470 85.1
?'.'. II S3 IS 8 8 Oltuon... .... 6 28 10 8U3 773
Kg?- 11 t li li nm.v.j- L J. is a 1 2Ti 0S2
h&s:: 11 45 1 a HW.Ich 0. t 29 1 1 311 BbH
&. II 4S 12 11 17 roormu...r. t 14 .. 1 2M tu.i
IJAi a so a .. asiward p. 4 32 is im 7.1s
RJl 4 23 S .. 2 WeyhllUf. n 2 23 11 217 OIH
ks-ii' a 12 3 .. 3TawDI(nd....o. 14 0 3 200 bSS
W-X 23 7 3 7 0nnnlnr o. 29 IS 3 no WJ
fw' aitracoui clcb.
JSfc 10 S3 13 t 10Tnskr,...IIt bl04 8 S 3I 067
fjjp. 8 SO 4 3 SOrcnwM..!ilb. IS 111 3 133 911
P3L 10 41 7 3 SEhlndla.,..Sdb. 17 W 7 lu) MH
f-iits 10 40 s SFarrell .i. 14 SO 4 Kl U2U
Kt; 10 4 17 7 7 Herat.. ...!.(. 18 7 2 sua 0i!
0-4Sa ' 10 40 11 6 7Grlln e.r. 23 1 2 27s tea
mt:i;! 3 is 1 4Purcll r. t e o l 3.13 tv7
UPi 7 28 to 8 Mnmer.,...Lt 0 0 2 3-'.7 hih
kgjK 4 lo i 2Xtiror. p. 2 81 a Ooj ma
iS.V, 4 10 1 O 08uilth p. 1 17 12 1UI wkj
"?' 3 11 3 O 3 Cunnlnghua.p. 0 14 7 181 u
Wff 0 17 3 O STrott. .. c 28 S S 117 flai
?:;- I II p 1 oO'lirlen a 10 1 o im uuj
ijJ a la s a 2VoUbm. c ii i ie n
C?tSir tsooiLm CLvtk
fMfKf 13 83 15 3 SOrr lltb.103 8 3 2S3 1175
IC-Zl., 13 00 13 4 8 McCltUtn. 2db. 33 34 8 200 81,3
RCKVi 12 49 IS a 11 Mnckner-W b. 11 20 7 205 ma
fSfe 12 46 IS 4 4 0 8mlth....aa. 29 41 2IO H07
?t1ia'r ,a 48 ' ft 8 o'Britn. l r. is i o asu iu
CV,); 10 88 e 4 4 Radford.. ..c. (.18 S 3 IM luu
SnH 13 47 IS 1 6 routt. r. t 10 3 5 277 B15
flfisfe' 17 3 1 a Carroihtn...p. 8 15 3 117 870
rtfaFi 4 15 3 I 4 Terrr p. 4 83 12 3T13 7SS
IV'.Wit , 3 10 1 O O Mart p. 0 5 ) tu
-K 4 ie 3 o o butbom c so 8 3 i.'o uiu
"jWK 4 15 5 E 4 reonlcl 0.23 0 2 UJt VM
i) 3 10 1 0 O Uultart c. 11 7 1 1U0 IM7
l-tSfe CLSTXLAKD CLCB.
i$$M 13 41 17 8 BFaatc lttb.128 5 4 417 970
HifS y 85 9 3 6Hlrlcer...JIK 25 81 7 237 KtH
fXtin 13 40 8 8 4Mc(Jlone...3db. 10 21 10 174 7011
fcfM '' ll 9 Albert. a, a 12 44 9 250 Ml
P'.jJ- 12 62 12 4 SMcKtan ...,L f. 24 10 4 211 BUG
f'jA 13 43 IS 3 5HolaUn....o. t 24 1 4 2t K,a
Kt-J 10 43 12 7 lOllorau r. .17 2 5 27U 791
tri' & 26 8 4 7Ziumar. 0. 41 17 0 807 ViO
US, 5 17 1 0 lCrowell... . .p. 1 27 IS OM) M
rt 4 1 4 0 SBakely. u l 28 e 2M 7S0
K-i" 2 U i 3 xnrder. c. is a s 271 kid
S; 17 1 o 0(Jlfi...l.t p. 4 3 9 Wl 7UU
Bjj?' cmanmn ilvb.
KJ-'lX' ?! ? IS 13 Bnelllr....,.litbl23 5 2 337 0R5
gW II 41 0 11 11 Unl,liee....2db. SI 33 (1 210 02H
Wutr II 43 11 8 5Uarpenter.3db. 10 20 s -jM b.7
Cy'Ji It 42 10 5 7 imell)r....t. a. 13 IM 4 234 lr.-7
eK II 38 0 a 0T.bean......Lf II I ISM U44
M-g? It 7 CurabUl.....e. f. 21 2 1 333 dm
'i?5 11 lOMcoL r.t. 10 4 1 273 M
PA, 21 5 4 I Uullaue p. 5 47 11 238 823
SSB 3 12 I O avian p. 2 2d 8 083 777
UWTj 4 25 B O I baldwin o. Sa 11 1 120 lo
JfrtJJ. 4 18 4 I IKeenan e. 27 I ll luuu
Jrif ' aamil citr.
Kr, a ss is 1 aphiiiirt...iitii. sa s 7 an 023
W;iji,, a 3d 11 0 ni!arkler....2db. 2fl 21 4 .ms 11.11
m'i'j? 7 23 4 U 5IUntlWD...Ua b. U 13 3 1U U4
KW1 W II ! 7 Hunt .11. II HI H 237 K3J
HEIi a 34 0 I 2 Joiita. I. f. 7 1 li UiM 7"7
HSkT' 1 Ji 4 Hon &f. 10 3 2 2UI IXK)
IMiir 8 81 ll l McTumany..rt, 11 l l km sad
KW'' 4 IS U O SToo'e p. & 10 111 IM 8
fi! a la 2 o 2Poner. p. o 31 a ico hid
(.,',?; 3 14 a o itacau p. 3 4 7 214 u
7s IW ll O ODanieU u III lo o 3ixi 743
Ht 4 14 3 0 lDwollue..,,..c. It. & 0 214 1UJ0
Ryf? tooiiTiLia ci.ua.
EkM It 42 11 3 8 ft Smith. .lit b.tOS S 5 302 MS
KW 11 M 10 3 12 Jtact,.,.Sdb. 84 24 7 37 Bltt
yOf II 43 10 O 8 Hfrrlct...3J I). 13 15 4 23J b73
H?Wi;i 10 41 10 n 6 While, I. i. Ill Ul 11 uil IM
lIV-Yt 11 49 10 8 10 Colllna, 1. 1 32 2 3 Ml lull
irt?'" II 43 17 9 12 Krontilo2..c. t. 19 u 4 31 8JH
?ftSg' 11 43 U lUMmf r. f. 13 ll 2 835 JI17
iQf.i- 4 14 3 8 S Utcaer. p. .t 23 II 214 742
itfUT' 4 14 8 O 3 llallllty p. O 81 10 214 730
'4f 3 13 4 0 4 Rtraiion. p 1 H am 655
t. U 22 4 3 3 I'Kiak c. 2J 7 2 lttl 942
tti' a 14 a a ii'tma o. a o 2 214 bi
p a 11 2 5 l Ktrlnt a. 14 3 3 lttl 860
& 17. loots cma.
A5 B 17 10 3 3Co.nllke7.ntb. 81 3 3 270 971
k a as a e uiiouar adb, is 23 e 250 nci
Sx B 38 17 T 11 Latham.. ,.8db. 10 10 4 447 803
'31 8 29 8 4 7 BoblnaaD.. a a IB 31 4 27U 11)0
?.' H 85 15 8 9 O'Neill L f. Id I O 4-ld 1UO
; a ua la ii ici:nrthr...o. t is 5 a a;', ime
5,- a Hi 9 1 ULycna r.t. 13 3 4 237 HiiU
' 4 9 2 1 4KIDC p. 3 85 0 -111 8.3
14 if e o a Imuran 0.21 7 a am 933
4 la 2 1 ohuii c n a a lu ji
i ? f f 1 Mill
a. RlBr.....Bt. Lnolt 4 4 23 6 3 20 2 I
3. 4!uyo.J!WlU'r...3 4 23 7 7 3 1 1-8
a. Tarry... Broklyu.,,.4 e 24 11 6 28 1 112
& 4. WayhlttrAthlellca... 8 8 B5 7 8 13 8 18-5
k'l,, 8. Vlau ,.i:uicliinail,..3 8 2J 2 22 2 a
y-' e. ralih...Haltlmoi....4 S 24 11 1 14 1 2 14
7. Muilaae.liKliiBatt...u 14 tl 11 1 29 4 2 1 J
8. Jlakolr .ctelunil ,,4 10 2X li a 15 11 3 1-2
I' B. 4'ariirriflraoklyii ,1 I u mi I
la heard.,Allltttu ,,.5 lu 49 13 11 18 0 3 1-6
11. Kllror. .liaiiinmre., 4 13 40 1 3 in 1 3 1-4
IS. airatton Lamtrliir. .3 Hi V4 7 3 7 1 u 2-3
Ml rrovall.llloe'anil ,5 20 u II 1 III 0 4
ll Kauiur,lAutrllla ...4 19 47 7 4 24 1 4
18. Taole..Kaltaaii 1:117. 4 l7 47 18 4 18 3 4 14
1. Utokar..MuuirUia...,4 19 64 8 a 13 1 4 34
17. l'rur...Vauia Cuy.3 lu 43 a 3 9 0 5 1-3
M. rSB--K4haaaCliy.l 12 20 4 1 1 0 e
Tom Loftus of the Bt Louis Whites, says the
fit. JAuii Olobt'VtmocraU tolls a good story ou
Lady Daldwln, tho Detroit pitcher. It was in
1HS3, and Tom was managing tho Milwaukee
team. In wiilch llaldwiu wus pliiylm; at the
tlm. Lady was a lilc, rlumy puiinin' boy.
ami I'llli 01 UlL Illft tiU4('Citl)ii ! lilnvtUH",
aiul llin iiu-'iiilmia l tli e tea lit itirvi'u.ibtauil)'
,j jMiyJiu; outu iiiuiiU ou lilm. Une tluy tho
A. team waa travelling frost one point to another.
V aod, aa time hung heavily on the bora1 hands.
' they commencedT to, look around tor soma
v aohema to. vary the monotony of the
71 Journey. Thero were two deputy ehsiiffs
jM Ui Train, who wew e tholr way
to n certain point to bring back a pris
oner, and, as thoy were lolly good fel
lows, they were called on for assistance, whloh
they roadily gave. Kddle llogan, now of the
Cleveland team, engineered theBcbeme. Iteln
atmeted ono oi the Bherlffa to nlace himself and
llaldwln under arrest as counterfeiters and
put them in a soot together to take them to tho
nearest town for trial This waa done, and
llnldwln was almost frightened to death, and
r leaded Innocence in the most pntnetlo tones,
t wan no uno, however, and he and Hogan wero
locked togothor in a seat, and tho Sheriff gavo
thorn lnstnictlonn at follows:
"I am going into tho next car, but I linvo a
partner on the train In this cur who Is armed to
the toeth. It Wttior of you leave this scat ho
will Blioot you dead." ,.,.,.
The affrighted Lady huddled close to llogan
and his toeth fairly chattered. Altor sitting
still a row minutes llogan tired of his bargain
and started to get up. UaldTrin turned pnlo
with fright Ho grasped his foolhardy com
panion with tho remark. "lor God's sake,
l'.ildlo, don't move. Ilo will Blioot you sure."
llogan fought llko a demon to get art ay, while
the othor mornbors of the team fairly yelled
with glee In thn back of the car. Hognn llnnlly
got away, but Daldwln did not dnro to moo.
lie sat thore for threo hours. Every few min
utes Romo of the tonm would go up and sym
pathize with him. When tio reached tho not
stop nnd was told of the joko ho waa mad
enough to fight. It was montlu boloro tho
Lady was alloned to rest in peace.
Boston, May 5. Hero ls an illustration of the
uncertainties of baseball. Serf York goes to
Wauhlngtou and bits hard work to get tho best
of the visit, the honators ylnnlnc ono gamo
and lighting another to a draw moro honest
than that of Uulliran and Mltcholl; lioston
goostotho capital and takos all four games,
not quite hands down; and then, by all analo
gies of logic, tho Hub team should win threo of
the four in Notr York, but it doesn't, as U'llK
Sun readers well know.
lioston pooplo huvo been saying that, of
course, it was our luck to have Koolp against
us tho first thing, but thoy lorget tlrttt it was
also our luck to havo Whitney sick or In the
sulks while the team was In Washington, so
that on those points tho luck la pretty nearly
eon. But It cannot bo denied that the Bos
ton's hao been orr fort unutolu tholr games,
and, in sailng that, your correspondent
does not desire to detract in the iuost
from tholr good work. Tho record thus
far Bhows that thoy aro well abend of
tholr opponents in batting aud fielding,
but thoy havo boon fortunate either in getting
in their bits or In enticing their opponents into
errors just when ono or the othor was badly
needed to k tout of n email hole Aud. agalu,
in iormer seasons o.ttra inning games lmo ro
suited almost luvarinbly to the disadvantage
of the oi-cluimnions. ivbllo thus fur this your
the rovorse hits been the enso, Tho storios
of tho hgme correspondents who itro
with the team would Indicato that
they hnd boon getting docldedly the worst
of tho umpiring. It is 11 much better time to
ritlxo that cry when winning, and it comes then
1th hotter graco; nevertheless the writer ls
loth to belloro that the errors In judgment of
that much maligned Individual, the umpire,
havo been so invariably In the one direction,
and, unless u decision is so runk that Its in
justice Is trnnspai ont, it is far hotter to eoncedo
thut the umpire, from his superior facilities for
observation, is right, than to credit him with
erroneous judemont on tho strength of a hasty
vision of tho play from a diet unco, from which
only an opinion and not a bcliof us to its cor
rectness can bo formed.
While lioston people always have recognized
the merits ot Koolo as a tdtoher, nevertheless
they have no particular loo for him. on ac
count of his pocullar1 habit, fault, call It what
you will, of hitting tho batsmen. In fnat. It
used to bo said here that half of his skill wits
due to his intentional delivery of the bull to
close to the butter as to intimidate constantly
and Anally actually frighten him into inability
to hit tht ball, l'robubly that view ot the case
ls a harsh one, and not warranted by tho facts,
but it ls tnio. however, that at one time moro
mon w ore hit by Keefo than by any other pitch
er In the League, and that imputation piecedod
him from tho American Association. Morrill
one j ear was seriously crippled for several
weeks by a blow on the elbow which hindered
blm from throwing, and now our most promis
ing colt. Madden, is temporarily disabled from
the same cause. Ufcourfo.lt is not intended
to charge Keefo with a deliberate intention to
hit the Kid." but II the Injury should proo
serious the damuce dono to tho Bostons would
be illy compensated for by the single run which
resulted therefrom. It ls sincerely hoped that
the disability will bo of very short duration.
BANOon. May 6. Although no professional
base bnll te.tm has been formed in this city as
yet for tho season ol 1883, a nine will bo gotten
together Boon, and tho ball ci units, who 11 ro
very numerous horo, look forward to the usuul
snort nt Mnplowood with great interest.
Meanwhile the town is represented by an ama
teur tonm, called tho Bangors, which is the
best of its class in the btate, and Btrongor in
all iioints of the game than some of the ro
called professionals. This nine plays for tho
fun of ft, and makes numerous excursion trips
during the season, including severul visits
to the provinces, going as far as
Halifax. The nine is rompsod as fol
lows: J. C. Hincs, catcher and second
base; J. Butler, catcher and second baso; 0.
A. Caey, pitcher: J. Kelley. tlrst base: J.
iToscott, third base: G. Brennan. short stop;
1). II. Herllhy. left field: F. Pretto, centre field;
J. Murphy, right field. Casey ls ono of tho
most promising young pitchers in the State,
and we expect soon to see him in one of tho
f imminent clubs or the eonntry. Last summer,
n four games at St. John nnd Halifax, but fix
hits wore mado off his delivery. Uines plays
both of his positions finely, and all tho rest are
handier with bat aud ball than the great ma
jority of amateurs.
Clevelixtj. May 5. Tho Clevoland team Is
doing well in these darn, though not high
enough In tho race to frighten the leaders. Tho
homo audiences like the style of the team bet
ter than any that have plued under their ej os
since 1S83. It is a lively, hustling crew, and
likely to beat any team at any time Its pitchers
are not " killed." Bo far the local champion
ship games have been played to an aurago
audience of 1,000. The woathor has been
cold and raw, and in the Athletlo games
the team has shown up wolL So far
the effect of tho fifty-cent tariff can hard
ly bo judged. Moro money has been
taken in than last reason. By thetimotho
severe tax on the publion series ol twenty
eight straight games has heon paid, we shall
know whether Clevoland will return easily to
the prices which always ruled bore, oxcept In
1BS(. Association Park is it glorious playing
field oven in these days, and by August there
will be nothing better in the country. There In
no more sun in left Hold, and In and outfield
aro as smooth as lawns, and tho biiee p.itbs
are springy nnd almost waterproof. The
Cleveland team will have to work out Itn own
sanation, if it is saved In tho championship
race, salvation being filth place. Brooklyn
really cannot nltord to bell Mays or
Hughes, and Elton Chamberlain has buried tho
hatchet und joined the Louisvilles. There was a
rumor oarly in the woek that Cliff Carroll, lata
of thn Wnshlngtons, had been signed, but it
wasn't true. Onlv the pitchers are uncertain.
All the rest of tho mon aro doing good work,
nnd thore ls not a drinkor In the team. The
cruel references to Bakety's bad habit of past
seasons should not be made. The big Phtla
delphian ls behaving himsvlf in tho best inan
nior, and three of tho man in tho team aro de
termined 1I1 ut ho shall keep no. His vnluu,
with a record for lellablllty, can easily be esti
mated iib very gio.it, nnd so fur lie has done tho
bcht pitching fur thn Cleveland:).
It is ltfty-4-eut ball or no bnll. as far ns Cleve
land Is concerned, and If tho Assoalation
we'ikens and returns to tho old prlcos of nd
mlbsion, tho I'levuliind Club will be very likely
to sell Uh players and rotlio rrom tlio Associa
tion. A season's expenses of J.'iO.OUO moans ut
least 140 000 neoplo per beason, or 2.000 per
game. This Is too high nn average for a city of
the base ball speed of Cleveland. The local
club can far moro easily draw $600 under the
present than the past tariff, and will regard a
change, as rumored, us disastrous.
m htoinmjer is to bo given another full and
fair trial by the Clflvoljud Club. He Is horo
and In dally nrnctlce. Ho Is Morrison, and tho
latter Is improving wonderfully. Oberlnndor,
Crowall. and Bnkoly nre tho three avallublos,
however, and UUkn is coining Inst and has Ida
old speed and skill.
Ht. Louis, MayS. Tho barter and sale of
ball players has bocomo so profitable a busi
ness In tho West that both Spalding and Von
der Alio have founded schools for the develop
ment of young players. The Western Associa
tion is tho bchool, aud the work of transferring
tho rising young stum to the oldor clubs U al
ready in urogiefas. Hurry Staley ls u young
pitcher whom Tom Loltus, tho manager of thn
St. JjOUIs Western Ac-oclntlon tonm, secured
from tho Decatur (III.) Club, Ho pitched 11
jueat game last year, and his preliminary vrork
this uoitson has been of the phenomenal
order. Hn retiiod tho Browns with throe
and four hlfnbovernl times, and with lilinin the
box all the souson it would bo almost a cer
tainty that St. Louis would win the Western
Asfcoclutlon nouiiunt. But this is not to bo.
Last Sunday Chris decided to transfer Staley to
the llrowus, and tho youug player will in the fu
ture pit his skill against the big hitters of the
American Association. Tho relations botween
the Western Association loams in Chicago und
St, Louis and the Lenguo nnd American Abso
Glatlon, teams in the samo cldos is of a
jircuilaily Interesting ehnructor to Hie
malingers of rival clubs. II a phiier
develops good foiin. und nno asks which club
is he signed with, the unswor invariably is;
"Hulson tho Browns, but v, are allowing
him to play ou the U hites to keep him in train
ing," Devlin, the left-handed pitcher, onioluttd
throe times for the Browns, winning oue Do
troltgarne, and now he Is scheduled to pitch
for the Western Association Club. Nicholson.
Jhe second base man, was signed for the
Irowns, but Is playing regularly on the Whites,
so that in loot in both cities the two clubs are
one to all Intents ami purixmos.
hn.iviiy. i'i.t tlu-y lioi.i. in iiYuiliniil Cincinnati
In it mv tints hi i'ar.i mwy weak lmn.e
bjiot, eecoud Late. MvCiiirr Is not at good a
second baseman ua Itobicsoa. but the latter ls
a hotter short stop thin Qleason. Little Mc
Carthy ls doing almost as good as Welsh In
centre, and (a batting much better. In King,
Hudson. Knauff, and Staley, Comtakoy baa a
Quarteuo ot bltoiieix whom be Uiioka will utula
land the pennant at Sportsmen's Pant. There
is an element of woakness, however, behind the
bat. Borlo ls a pood catcher, but Isnn unrelia
ble thrower. Mllllgancnnciitoh Hudson Inline
style, but put Knauff or King In tho box and big
John ls away off. Both aro spoedyand somo
times wild. King depends altogether on his
spoed, which is of the cannon-ball order, nnd
heusesupacntcherln short time. Lnthnm is
so far lending the teaming in batting, with Jim
O'Nolll second. Tho dude ls averaging two
hits to a game, and is fielding In brilliant form.
The attendance so far this season has boon dis
couraging, but tho management allogos that
It Is vory well plensod with tho llity cont tariff.
Kid Baldwin and King aro mortal onomles,
because King struck "lriok'.'Corponter heavily
In the Bldo while putting him out at tho plate.
The wrangling In all the Association grimes
here has boon continuous and dlsgracoful. In
the Cincinnati sorlos, which was tho most ox
clting over played here, each gnino was delayed
fifteen mlnutos by the kicking. Unonwore
distributed all around, but thoy hud no offect.
One of tho eocreta of Comlskey's, success Is
his treatment of his men. Ho nover huniillntes
a player on tho field, no mattor what blumlor
Is mads. On t he contrary, ho encourages blm
with suggestions, but nttor the gamo he
eoolly loads tho delinquent off. In privnto and
tolls him ho must brneo up, koop cool, and
not make any more errors, or thoro will be
heaps of troublo. In this way ho koops tho
goodwill of all his men. ....
Of tho threo Cincinnati viatorles here two
Wore scratches, und the series next wcok with
the same club will bo watched with lntorost.
New OntxANs. Mny 8. Thero was a meotlng
of the Southern League here on Monday. It
was an Impromptu affair, since much of the
success or baso ball in the South depended on
Its result. At tho recent moetlug of tho Board
of Arbitration tho Southern Leuguo was
granted full protection to tho national agree
ment. Including the right of reservation, but
until this tho League had failed to put up the
necessary monoy to bind the ngrcoment nnd
securo tho right. There aro somoplnyers in tho
Leaguo who signed before the Cincinnati meot
lng of tho Board which awaided tho mluor as
sociations the reserve privilege, nnd theso
men do not care to be held during the season.
Among them is Walter Goldsby of tho Bir
mingham toum, who Influenced tho Birming
ham management until it mado up its mind
not tocontrlbuto its pro rata to secure tho na
tional agreomuiit rights. All the other olubs
were In favor of paying the monoy. and on
Monday tho amount was telogrnphod to Chair
man ltogors. Ooldsby, bneed, Mldnor, und
others have been offered big money by the
Northern clubs, nnd aro anxious to get out of
Klenzlo. tho Philadelphia fleldor, has been
released by Now Orleans. Klenzle Is In town
and wear n variegated ero. the result of u mill
with Perry Werdon, the giant first bssomnn of
tho local team. The troublo occurred fn a
Charleston hotel, nnd no ono would havo known
anything about thu mattor hnd not Klenzlo
come back to Now Orleans with the club after
he had beon rolonsed. Klenzle hnd been lush
ing and was lined and lnld off without pav.
The men in tho National League whom your
correspondent referred to ns possible members
of the local team wero Dully aud Tebeau. and
a delegate of the club has gone on to Chicago
to mako a dicker with President Spalding tor
them. It was the intention here to securo ClilT
Carroll of tho Washington team, but Carroll
evidently did not caro to play in the South and
his terms, $400 a month, were too high fur the
Now Orleans rnnnugoment. Tho Southern
League light continues Interesting, and threo
of tho olubs aro neck nnd neck now. Birming
ham is playing the best ball, and Is hammer
ing nil the pitchers, whllo Charleston Is down
In tho last rut, though sho has been strength
ened somowhnt by the addition of Ilium
of the St Louis Browns, who was recently
releasoiL Tho old trouble of last your, bad um
piring, threatens to injure the Leaguo. Saun
ders, who Is thoroughly incompetent, was Wal
tor Goldnby's gronndkoeper out in Topoka last
season, and has boen umpiring altogether In
Birmingham's favor. Ho roused the Now Or
leans nudlenno up to a high pitch last Sunday,
and tho crowd made an angry demonstration
toward him. He W113 saved from harm aud has
sworn nover to como to Now Orleans again.
President Wilson, who was present on tho
grounds nt the time, saw tho umpiring nnd co
incided with tho opinion that Saundors would
havo to bo released lr tho Leaguo wits to bo
kept up. Dunn, tho released Now Orleans
pitcher, has signed with Houston.
PuiLADKLrniA. Mny 4. Not for ten years has
there buen such abuckwurd base ball season in
Philadelphia us this. Numoroun causes nie as
signed, but tho fifty-cent tariff und the back
ward condition of tho weather hav e probably
more to do with it than anything olse. So far
it has been demonstrated that fifty cents will
not pay. Tho Athletics' have played good bnll
at home, and only at one gamo with the Brook
lyns did they have a good crowd. Tlion 2.100
paid udmlsslons wero recorded by tho turn
stiles. The Philadelphlns' host crowd so tor has
been 1,700. but in tho four Washington games
tho number ot spectators did not uverago 400
to a game.
The death of ntcl.or Ferguson is a sad blow
to the Phlladelohia Club, and his loss will not
only be felt In the playing strength of the team,
but at the guto. Ferguson was a universal
favorito, and whenovor ho was annoumed to
Jiltch thero was always sure to be a Me crowd,
lo was a winning playor. and In an omorgency
thn best mnn ou the team at the hut.
Tho Phillies have been in decidedly bad
shape so far. and in no gaum have they hud
out tholr full strength, Bastlan is coroied
with porous plasters all over bis body, and it
will take a full month before ho will ho
in any condition. BulTlnton has a badly
strained sinew of tho left nnklo, and he
in likely to bo laid off with It at any time.
Yeung Schriv er is being truined for an Inllelder.
and has shown up vory well at short. Ho
stands like Mike Kelly ut the but, and Is a hard
hitter. Munagor Wright snya he would like to
pluy Schrivorlnovory game. Ho thinks ho is a
coming bull playor.
To-day the Phllndelphlns succeeded In mak
ing a trade with tho Washington Club, securing
Frank (Surdnor for Chllds nnd a small cash
bonus. Gardner will plnv second base, und
will be kept there permanently if he bhows up
well. Manager Wright took lourteon mon with
him to Pittsburgh to-night, and bo expects to
send for one or two moro whon ho roaches
The two dofoats of the Athletics at Cloveland
have weakened publlo conlldene In tho team.
Tho Athletics are notably weak In pitching
tnlont. Seward nnd Woyhing nrw good twlrlerw
when tho club is winning, but both are liable to
wenken at critical stages. None of the young
pitchers havo shown up well. Mattlmoro and 1
Onmble havo beon tried, und both have boon
hit hard. ManngerSharslg seoms undocided
what to do. Ho Is afraid to try bis youngsters,
and the chances are that young Woyhing aca
Blair.lboth leit-hnndeis. will bo released with-,
out a trial : and yet these two youngsters soen 1
to havo siieed and nerve, and with a little rx .
Earlonco would undoubtedly prove suoeossfu J.
ut tho Athletlo manugomont is wcnli as of
yore. They will work tholr best pitchers to
death, and the youngsters will only be givcii a,
chance upon compulsion.
Washington, Mny fl. Thero ls but little i n-.
forest manifested In the work of the Senate a-s
during their probont trip, but it is hoped tl ut t
they will bo In better form by tho latter pnrt of
the present month when they return horjo
There appears to be but slight prosnoci,) of
stiengthuulng tho toum just now, as the vari
ous clubs are not disposed to part with an w of
their mou whoso services nre li!.oly to bo n Vcd
ed; indeed almost nveryolub in the count ry is
on the lookout for desirable material, so tho
WushlngtoiiH will huvo to try and get n Jong
with what they have. Tho manager, win ner
ho may be, should place tho nine to tho dust
ndvantngo, mid mako ns fow changes as 1 nissl
ble. 1'ho infield by all moans hhould n 1 be
continually shllted about, for demorull? jitlon
and uncertainty of play aro suro to folk ,v; the
practice of holding one player threateningly
over another. It produces uneuslnes s und
lenlousv that cannot benefit tho club. The
New York papers are giving the New York
management similar advice with regard, to the
At League headquarters. President Y.'oung Is
trvlng to petfoct arrangements by w idch ho
will be nblo to uccopt Mr, Ccnunt's I' ivitittlon
to be present ut the opening of th 1 liosion
grounds on tho 24th Instant. Mr. 1 md Mrs.
Young have been Invited to be the iuosts of
Mr. and Mrs. Connnt during their st ly nt the
Hub. und h most dellghtlul trip Is at itlcipated,
Notwithstanding tho largo corps ol; baso bull
writers out In Cloveland. it appear h that the
Clevelanders have not been suflh ilently en
lightened concerntug the details of (he Boston
Chicago deal for tho services of Joh i Clarkson,
As thore seomB to be someuusbtlo 11 as to tho
amount paid for this pitchers rele use, n Cleve
land enthusiast telegraphs Mr , Young as
.., j ., . ... ' cv r,ANI. Ohio.
"To decide a bet. did Boston j ty J 10.000 for
the release of Clarkson? V ill yt ti decide, yes
The other party to the wager r ilso telegraphs
in the following style;
C IeVEI.AND. O.
I bet Boston did not nay ten, thousand dol
lars for Clarkaon's roleose, I um Mrs. 'a
Srondson, bo do not ducldo against me unless
ley did.'' , ,
Mr. , Young hnd n hearty lau eh over the lat
ter telegram, especially the personal appeal
made by the sender. Heel ex ii not us 11 rule
reply to such Inquiries, but on -thin occasion he
notified tho I'lovolmidtirs unit tlmm wits no
mistake about tho amount v rich Boston paid
Chicago inr ClmUson, us t (, "ton thousand
dollnr draft" passed through tils hands.
During the last Boston cuno In this city
tirarilru Lynch imposed a llrw of slO uoon Joe
Hornung for disputing the former's decision
at second base when Joe was declared out on a
close call The Boston maiuigement promptly
forwarded the amouat o the line to Pres
ident Young, and Uornutjg'a"X" ls quietly
resting In the League treasury, in com
pany with ICsterbrook's, J25. Chicago has
not yet paid the amount of Sullivan's
line. In tho case of Horn nng. but two persons
vvero nwnre that he hnd I ern flnuil. becuuso bin
iui'onduvt or "l.lck t;u not wry violent.
.'.Iter tho KSUiu h? ip. ileal tol'inlllo illicit
to remit the in .arhi j, that it wits unjust to
take ten dollars wort a of broad out of his
month in that sammrfl-y manner. Lynch de
clined to do so, sarin i that it was simply a
question of whether Iho player should be
allowed to take the Vread out of an umpire's
ttOUUe bjr dUnutlM, hi daaialooa, and tbna
" ' f i- ...
creatlDR dtfls&Usfacttcra am one tho apeotatora.
Trnlch ronr Tontnnlly rennJ.t In tho removal ot
tho umpire. , Ilo (ulUod thn t it wo no pleaauro
for htm to Impoao n flno upon a playor, but
irnon ho was try. rig to do fildutr,he intended
that players should treat him with respect.
These mots wero prftcntod to rroBtdont
Younft nnd ho ftillv mis Ulna Umpire Lynch,
and comment favornbly upon his etralshtfor
wnrd reply to Ilormmc
Tim Keefo'B contract -with Now York haa been
rocelved nt Le&Kuo urndqunrterB. It calls nor
for but $2,000 on Itn fuel,, but ho probably ro
celves moro than twlco that amount.
President Nttnlck In a. letter to Prenldent
Yournr commends the urnplrlnc of Mr. Deckor
and Invito special nttt nLoii to tho raacnlllcont
camo of ball tho Cliicr .yo team Is puttlncrup.
There appoarp to 1 10 no foundation for tho
rumor that Mr. Howlt tin anxious to nell out his
Interest In the Wnshli iRton Club. Ilo Is n trlilo
disappointed In tho showing his ponlos nro
mnlttaff. but ho ha too much Involved In tho
bae ballpark toclve up a oortalnty of renlle
Intr eovoral thousani I dollars by tho pure huso
or tho pleco of crouaid now known as Onpital
Baltimore. May BnlttmorennB aro ory
much dlflnppointod over the non-success of
tholr bntto bnll clulv. When the tonm left hero
on its trn.oN irrcat t'hlngs wero expeetod of It.
notwithstanding the two successive defeats
sustained at Clevol.tind's hnmK Instead of
this tho club Is being licked rlcht Mrafght
along, and, as It to enp tho cllnmx of Its mis
fortunes, Kilroy, the crack pitcher of the club,
split hlB linger, am', will be unuble to do any
work for socral creeks at Uubt. liarnlo saya
ho Is discouraged. At great expense ho col
lected a strong ttifi.m. and here, at tho begin
ning of the Beason., he Is handlcappod with
crippled men. timtub nnd Cunningham nro now
the only pltchern on whom he can plneo any ro
linnce, and thollrst of those Is notlnthoptnkof
condition. Harkitts Is being batted too freely
to bo of n&y uso to the club, and Shaw, tho
pony, Is not onlv vnry light hut la chuck full of
malaria. Purcofi. t he right fielder and captain
of the tonm, hnn a wry lame ankle, ond Farrell
is troubled with u 'him liar complaint. Unlesa
thero Is a speedy recovery nil around tho Balti
more b nro In dancer of gottingdownso far that
thoy will bo unable to pull up to nrospoctable
Edition In the raM for tho championship,
nrnle, in a lotter to his colleague Vouder
horst, ascribes tho c icib's defeats to the hardcBt
klndoMuok. Ho pnysfourof the play ors are
not at alt in condition, but that tho club is in
no way dlscouragod.i His men think thru things
will como tholr wa r befor long. Their bad
Dialing In tho flclil at Brooklyn they at
tribute to the coin weather, and ask that
opinion be wlthhtd fl until the weather gets
warm, whon they will show what they can do.
The n col Jen t to K 11 joy was. from all accounts,
a singular one. Ho, rot directly under tho ball
which causod tho 1 dntnuge and uwalfod Its
coming. It struck his hnnd squarely, just as
he wished It should; but a bo closed on it tho
sphere twisted or curved nnd would have es
caped htm had he not stoppod its outward forco
with his little tin got. Tho spinning motion of
the ball was not stopped boloro it had cut tho
flesh to tho bone., Kilroy hlmaolt did not at
once reallzo the axtent of tho injury to his
CAXXt TO DAT.
At OrlstAdt-Cftble rt. CarltUdL
At IUditwood Brojittyn vs. Baltimore.
At Arctic Park Acoiei ti. MntuaU of Newark.
At Recreation .'aril Cuban GianliTa. Orchard.
At Lo&ff Iitautl gTounda Fluhim Tt. Gorhama,
BASE BALL NOTES.
Alas, poor umplrej
Q untilnr Is playing KTflat ball for th Athletic.
Tbe u Louli Urofrni hare a good man In McCarthy.
SJIke Dorjran it play inr with a couperatlTe nina In
Mobblnz tbe umpire is the usual Sunday occupation In
Hoover, late of the Philadelphia Club, la now playlnr
With the Albany Club,
Th.ujrfiareftouK'wbat alow itnce Mike Kelly and his
eight asaiBtanta left ua.
Klma Smith, th Cincinnati pitcher, has a lame arm.
oauieil by tbe cold weather.
IUina7 has emit his blue badge to the win da, and at
last accounts was ou a upree
In tbe first twenty Ritues played by the Southern
League there were teeu blank scores.
Manager FbU 1'owera of tbe London Club has become
a catcher agalu. ami la Uotnr rood work.
From all reports the ftO-cent admlsMon Is playlnr the
misdate! will the Association games in tbe WsL
bid Prrfcidgnt Par mean It when be aald that Decker
was the best umpire tliat ever stood In two shoes T
Oscar Tabelet. the pitcher for the Highland. IiL,
team, struoii out sixteen men in succession ou April 28.
ritcher Pnily of the Jersey Cit) Club Is a good one,
but he has i sauy things lo learn. Une of them is not to
lout his heatl.
banders, jue Philadelphia pitcher, weighs about 300
pounds, ami from his work t& Jersey City he don't give
It Is run id red that Casey's pitching arm is in very bad
ehat'O Yf r, tbat Is true. Note the first game be pitched
against Niiw York.
There If a subdued air about Manager Wright tbat
speaks W ader than mere words, and sbowa how keenly
he feels terrusou's lots
Jacks o Brady is doing good work as a Central I sgue
umpire. Ue nnasaaOaDfa system el going behind the
pitcher , great help to him.
Anotb ir player has fallen a victim to the spring ele
ments. This time H ls Jim Whitney or the Washington,
who las BJTsriDg from pleurisy.
The Vflmton Chicago game, scheduled to be played la
Itostontt I, ban been, bjr mutual consent, changed to
the morning of Juue IB, thus making two games for
Bunker 11111 Hay.
The s laion Is young yet, and because a club loses a few
game ft dues not mean tbat they have no chance for
i tie cb amp'mtsblp. Many things may bar pen bufur the
last giiaie Is plaed.
O. V. CayIorsus the Kansas City Westerns are the
fas tes fleam of base runners in the buMnes. while tbe
Ako fctilon club comprise the slowest Aggregation of
"I(.e 'ragons" in that 3r.uiztlon.
The Boston Glohr ea s : "One god tried pitcher like
Radtmrn is worth a dnren experiments The rest of
ther4n like to see a level-headed man In the box."
H.tfi vis considerable truib in that.
hi) ihe West they say that Docscher is a good umpire
He tolerates no back talking from the players aud
ma rs them play ball. Ills decisions are aa nearly cor
ree t as putsible, and they are seldom questioned,
i exchange says a spirit of dissatisfaction seems to
be brooding among the Loulsnle players against the
m'suagemeot. it would be Interesting to know lust
lien the players of that club aro not Kicking against
tl n manager
The Athletics have some good hitters. They ought to
tVlnmaur a game simply with the stick stovey. Lyons,
fielcb, OleaHon, Lark in. Poonuau, and hterbauer are
all line wlelders of the willow, i'oor fielding injures
tbelr ohances, howecr.
The trouble with .New York Is tbat It Is bothered with
!too many "Jonahs " The re Is too much superftlt on
anion. the Glnnis ton healthy They think that Uuoh
lugton and the Fill lie are both "hooduos" to them
i M IaiuU LltfOe VenuKrat.
What with relesslnir Uronghton. seeding Lady Bald
win home with the advice to learn 1j pitch, and ship
ping S utcllfl to the same dektluatloj, and fining Hanlun
(lit for nut sliding to a be. It looLs as if Watklns was
still manager et the Dei roll.
Home of the Detroit players are accused of not taking
good care of themelv" and of indulging In slight ex
cesses. This report belles their reputation. The team
was the oneclnbin the buklueu which it was thought
was steady enough aud so free from evil habits as to
almost run Itself.
"The Joss of those few gsmes In Pittsburgh," ?
Manager Watklns. "hssnoishatkeninyconinei.ee In the
Detroit! We ran atTord to lose seven or eight of tbe
neat twelve games in tirder to keep our hands in. I am
convinced that the club is avtry w ay 20 per cent, strong
er than last season " Thai's the right way tu talk.
Little II afford walked Into the dressing room of the
Jersey City Club on Miday and burst outt "My Joe.
what kind of a ball does Andrew bit I" "Don't know,''
says Joe "You bad belter try a high baUou him Look
out for Fogartv thou I) He will kill anything that
comes over the plate." 1 1 afford went out to tell Pitcher
Dally ihe ad story. After the game tho happiest man
in Jersey City waa little II afford
The veteran player. Jack Manning, tells some good
storiett of trie Ilo ton nine ol ISTrt. l ulk ithout winning
a game with three hits as the flostuns did the oilier day
at Philadelphia, tha.'H tiothltir ...Id Jack. "Why. th
nine w had In Cleveland iii'7tiima fame from the
t incinnati club. They mado fourteen hits ind we rot
two hnydrrand liond was the battery. We not only
beat them but w shut them out."
"Talking about the Hot Springs," said Manager John
Kelly of Louisville, referrlug lu his experience there
during the winter. "I have a lease on the bail grounds
there for next spring, aud 1 intend to locate twenty of
the best player lu America nn them. In other words. I
proposa nalug a regular series of games on the grounds
at Hot Hprlngs next spring, a series that people will
come from all directions to see I do not know Just
where 1 will get my twenty players from but i de know
that (hey will be the brst in the land and that tbelr ex
hibition will be the best ever given there."
The management of the rittsbnrch Club contended all
winter that the team would be much stroagtr ui batting
thtsetuftou than lat. this may prove true, but It Is
about time for some of the pliiyers to bit the ball Colt,
man has played In five championship rames share the
reason started, has been at the bat twenty three times,
and made two slnjles Maul has played In the same
number of games, has been at the bat twenty-two
times, made three singles, and struck out six. times,
huaday has played In five sames. been at tbebattwen-ty-two
times made two singles aud a double This will
hardly do if the clnb expects lo maintain anything like
a good showing tutho League race. nttiltutyU Dispatch.
To mi Errrott of Tint Hci Slrt I noticed recently an
offcrofCtf to auy one who could oorreotly guess tb
standing of the League bue tall clubs at the tud of th
coming seaMm. lu khuw how remote a chine the
guecser would have tn obululug the money I submit the
following figure i The number of clubs, of court. Is
eight 'ihe poMible relative j oltlon ther ran occupy
is no less than 4(.t:t3i and to show these different posi
tions on manuscript wuu'd re(ulre, even If written i err
closely, n les tliau 1&2 sguare fart of paper. These
figures may seem so stupendous as to be Improbable, but
a little calculation by auy one Interested In such things
will prove their accuracy. Yours, respecf ally.
C. B. IJATW4KD.
A Pittsburgh reporter suggested to Anson that It wa
uufortunate for the Chicanes that tbey could not meet
the Delrelta while they are playing poorly. Tbe captain
promptly replied lle don't wast It, sir i we don't
want It. We wi I beat the Detroit! when they are In the
Pink of condition, aud nk no odds of them at any stsge.
The Chlcagoi are out fur the pennant this year, and
limit have it. You people ttre not quite due yet, but
t'hlcsgfi is rite for li N u haven stronger nine thsn
last year ( Itfcsgn la t eu furnishing ftiU" p ayrrs
to the country fur e eral vturs, 'vi in- will hate some
more or them on hand nett la;i Te bare dUpoved of
several of nur str perormer", and now we propose to
go lu with an everyday lot of men aud wlo tbe tlag '
After analysing th smike up of Ihe American Aso
elation, the Kansas City itesaysi "But the thing we
bt on U the suMtantlaL trained, oonfldenu ay air
tbs American Association ineu hare. It make ua
think that (bough Cincinnati &U Lcuts. aud Brooklyn
msy beat iheiu, we shall get playing for our money and
tbat the nine that tries fhe lordly condescension of put
ting pony pitchers la front of ibetn weu't be funny that
way but once. It will tk Kamsey. Kilroy, ana
i arr other to make a show of them, and then the elreus
If ut of ibe ald show will not rorer lbs whole park If
these men piny bunrst Lai and keep straight, as they
look like dolrr, they wll) Hud hansa H.y the tnont ap
lirrrhnva town they rw ilr'U'1 Jf t.ot, fhercaiin it
ei n,'t enl.usUtti '
Th Lmilon t-utmUirU, tumi iig of tfie prupof., tn
seridrepresentatlra base hall udict to Lngtaud, Sayit
we are teld that base ball UI be played la ibis cousv
try by two bine who were Tlotorleusin New York last
season. Much ha been beard of tbe skllfulneaa of the
traik AsBcrleaa base ball player; and if any ot the besl
among them eme over here large crowds will aertaialy
WaUai44 a wiiia UU a4xtxjvaMa. JxiaaaU
that lb. Eniluh crlokM.ra h. laat Tltll.4 U. Cnlt4
Btaua, aoaaatmia4 lkook Ui.t wr. t. th. mod.rm
0Tlopm,nt ot traak' uH 'twin, war. aat.n.
Ian. at th. weadartnl maatarr Tr th. ball
dUplarad hy lh baaa hall rlaTera, an tha
ourloaltr Ihay .bowed in r.aard I. nlieklnc aid nrr.
""will b..niialiartonihiaald. tt thawattr. Am.rl
""j ll. Kit lUhmen, ar. (aa a Contltitntal ojrnlo i
natkrd) n.Ttr liappj nnlaaa Uir har. a tll lo nla.
with, aodpenlii.ot praotlc. .1 baia ball baa.natl.il
inam to acqulra niatk.d clarnau In th.lr raTorlta
!?' T.h; of b" t," rr.ra ar. pUd at a rat,
wnich mliht tnak. luoo.ntul loek.ya and .Tan protaa
atonal nnrliuta anTlona, and th. tact will hln to aronl.
inttreit la lb. dolnn or tho,, who CMS. t. Enrtaad."
nmplro Valantlna'a rapnrl of tha nnaa Inpoatd on Boi
uran and Eatarbtook raad. aa faliowai
i. r . IxDunirOLii, Ind, April 21.
.vVi" J, onpl.aaantfef m. to inform too that I waa
obllired to nna rhomaa Bittrbreokof tha IndlanapoU
Club and Martin Sulllian of tba Chleaa. Club SIS aaeh
ror nRUIInc In the iire.enca of tpecuiora an Ih. Indian
apoiia irounJi durinic tha prozrea of tha op.nlnn nna
i rarrain irom oomraantlnr on th, dl.aTaoerul acen.a
enacted ytaterdajr further lhan to .aytliat In ray long
axpaneno. I have narar wltnaiaed lb. Ilk. before.
,,. "Jona u. VALaimHa Umpire"
.'"" report lo Anion waai "Old man. I'll bare to On,
IJiom! fe Iowa 23 apiece, but keen It quiet and don't let
ltgetlniothepap.re," Ilia report to Preildent Spald
ln exp alnln. why he nned SulilTanwIII be lntere.llii.
Already complaint agjlnat nmplrei are balm ahow.
V.T." ,uP.n "r. Hn Detroit .(perlally aoraplelni
I bitterly, rraildent ouc .tal.i that ha haath.tuU.it
coii lattice In the preient oinciala: that ther are ipaken
well ot by nnblaaard Jodtea and. nnleaa murorton. nalu
tbe ranka, or there be well founded raaaonafor maklnf
cbamea, he will make no remorala dnrlnr th. currant
Vt ""' further that he doaa not prono.. to
tbitt the umpire! Irom poattoplllar .a Blmiy pretaxta.
aa waa tli. cae latyear. In other word ha la mlnf
toatand br hit arpofiilxi toloniraaheli lailan.dthey
are bonenly and linparUally dlaohariinc their dutlaa.
Till KXW RNGLARD LXAGOB.
In Lowell excitement la at larar heat and tbe people
rromlia that lb. aaierllona of other cltlea that they ara
making a dead aet for lwell will be met with Intereat.
and when tba teama meet th. for will By. kolomaa
thii atata of an. in exUla tba Unanclal protperily of
tba Leacue la amured.
Thefrlandaof Mancheater hare been louden In thalr
ame-eeaean" boaaia and ara particularly content that
!S. .tm "ampablra boya under tba lead et Jimmy
Utnion. are thelau to pert with the 0"tn Ihe Ion"
column ot the table ot .tandlnr. Hut they ahould releol
th ' 'hat Indicate, nothing at the bertnnfna; of a iiu.iv
and that It la the atandlni at tba end which talla, aa wlt
neea tbe rile of Chicago Ian year.
nojm Mar ".-Tba !f,w England League leaaon la
fairly atarted. bet not yet far enough alang to In
dicate anything Ueltnlte yet with retard to tbe atrengtb,
or tha teama cuiopuaing It. At a glance lhay mm t. b.
nnuiuallr ereniy matched, and. It tbey continue aa tbey
mi out. tbelr pennant right will not be axcadad In In
tereit by that ut any ot the organization, under the
national agreement. The champion Lowell, opened
with a defeat by tba Infanta ot ibe Leagoe Burnaam'e
Woreeater agregatlon-bui Htate Hanator Uowa, wh. I,
tba lAwell TreMilenL aald that that waa only t.encour
age th. youngiter. and make It reel tbat (ta llu.l bad
been caal among frlenda and not among Ikl.r.a.
DiBcoit. Maya Tho New Bngland Uagu. aUrU .9
pretty wall tbli yearaa far aa general .layer, ar. con
cerned, but moit of tb. nlnea are badly off for effectlTo
pllch.ra. Thero ara a good many able twlrler. In th.
amat.ur nlnea In thia a tat. and non. better than
cimriei Caeey of the Uangora 0,ey la but 21 year, of at.
imd hae been on me ball Held but a few aeaaona and yet
he hat acquired a fam. tn th. box that axtenda orer
more than one Mate, lit la very tpeedy. and It takea a
good man at the .tick to bat hit heat baa which la a
eudilen In aboot, dropping Ha la alto an excellent baok
atop, harlug otlen caught Harry Oxley, known aa the
awiiteat and moat etfectlre pitcher the proreaelonal
llantora ever had. It la aald that catay haa recelred a
good oiler to Join one ot the New England League clsba.
and may accept John lllnee. hit preeent back aton, la
the be.t catcher we have hereaboute. and one or these
dajra w. expeot to ,ae him catching an, ot lb. alar
Portland ha, tbua far made tbepooreitab.wlng.but
that la not aurprlilng nor ta tt dltcouragtng to the Down
Eaatera. Their nam haa had Terr bad weather for prac
tice, and la, beilaea eo far aa Itt Indlrldual membera ar.
concerned, more nearly a new team than auy other In
tbe League, having Ion Spence, HatneuV 8chwenok.and
nearly all of Ita laat year'a reliable.. By the way. tha
mention of Hcbwenck calla to mind a atatemant made by
arortlandcorreipondentof abate ball paper that "tbe
big 'un waa the raott popular man who oyer played ball
here, aa well aa he aurely waa the na.ee! ilrat baaeman
living." A great deal may be pardoned on the acoro ot
local pride, but .urely the writer of that paragraph
never aaw many garaea outald. of rortlanrt,
or ho never wonld make euch a bold atata
mentaathat while Morrill, Connor. Broutbera. Anaon,
and other, ara on tbe diamond .verv day. And.
from what your correspondent haa aeen of Bchwenok'a
work, that player haa a long road yet to travel to reach
tbe po.ltlon now occupied by tboi. mentioned above.
Portland claims to bo atrongeet In tha pitching depart
ment, and altogether la pretty well aallallad with tb.
outlook, notwithstanding preitent setback.
TKl-tTlTK txaotm itona,
Whalan one ot tbe new catcbera of tha Kalamazoo
Club, or Kazoos, aa tbey are called, la a phenomenal
thrower to bases.
"Mother" Watson, a phenomenon who failed tn the
Cincinnati, ot 187. haa ooma agalu, ana la pitching
ZauesvUla's best balL
At present the umpires have a rocky time of It for Seo
a month. A movement Is on foot however, to lncreas.
the salary to lioo month and expenses.
Manager and rapt O'Neill ot the Kazoos Is the Latham
of tbe Trl-btate League. And tho coaching lu some of
the towns ls wonderful when It Isn't appalling
Mansfield haa a weak team, and ls strengthening it aa
tbe days go by. Tbe latest more ls to bur Parson "
Mcboieon front Von der Abe. Ho waa lb. best man In
tba Ohio League or 1887.
Young John Handlboe of the Columbua Ctnb, a nine
teen year-old boy and brother of tho "Phenomenal"
Mck, Is the most promising pltober with Knaua Wheel
ing a left bander in tha Leagu.
George Pechinayof laat aeason'a Cleveland, la pltehlng
for tbe Cantons and doing tho work of a riam Thomnson
with the bat In on. game laat week h gottw.lv.
ba.ee on four bit for aa many tlmee at th. bat
At thia etage of tbe game Colombo Wheeling. Kala
mazoo. Canton, and Lima ar. all In tbe race, with
Wheeling looking the best Toledo und Jsckson are Im
proving, liotn teams are strong and weak In spot
Meal whom savannah sold to Loutavllle aa a phenom
enon in ltu4d, la again launched on th. sea nf success
by tils good pitching for Columbua He Is a right
hander with a wonderful drop ball, and lives In Akron.
T. Tsrreyson of MeKeesport Pa, a very promising
short stop and hard hitter, haa Just been engaged by
Mansfield, and M. Dochtarman. pitcher, anu . II.
rtnwlbr. second baseman of the Uarriiton, o, club,
from which Vat Rowln the London, Ont, first baaeman,
cam has been signed by Toledo.
Lima's Klckapooa continue to be a surprise to the va
rious clubs Columbus is the latest to get It Young
Howder Boston HUly's brother, is doing great work for
tbe team, and AndrHommer of last season's Mata la
catching all Ihe pitchers welL McMillan of last season's
Dululh a promising outfielder. Is doing some awful
slogging for tbo team. Frank Ive the billiard expert,
whole on. of Its caicbsr Is net deing aawell aawaa
Tnx txTKRitirtoxiL Lxictra.
Tlamllton apparently la playing In hard lock.
The Stars are a clever lot of fielders and heavy hitter
Manager Chapman ot Uuaalots hunting for another
Manager Fisher of Hamilton baa entered a proleal
agalnn umpire Jerry Kullivan.
Tbe Buffalo Sxprets Is offering a prize ot $10 for a cor
rect guess as to tbe standing of the clubs at lbs end of
Rochester Is getting away with all visiting team Tb,
team ie well fixed in tba matter of pitchers with Darr,
Caliban, and llayea
Buffalo haa shown up well, although rain haa Inter
fered sadly with the game Walsh and Fanning ar.
b,tli in good condition.
Street parades and concert, prefaced tba opening
gatnee In Rochester. Kyracuse, aud Albany, in each
instance tba home club won.
Toronto ls getting along nicely under Manager Cuah
man's direction, and promises to make all hands hustle
this summer. A pretty race for tbe penuant la assured.
Hamilton haa signed Bwartwood. captain of tb.
Brooklyn Club laat ear. Swart. ood win cover tlrst
base. Manager Usher haa his eya on several other good
To all appearances Trnr Is being backed by tb. Wash
ington League club. An Item appeared In an exchange
recently spying tbat Washington waa about to call in a
certain player who la being used br Troy. If this be so,
ft Is being done in tlireot violation of a reaolntlanof tbe
International Association adopted latt winter, when
rumors were spread that Troy waa merely an adjunct ot
Th. International aeaaon la fairly under way and no
great enrprlsea have been developed. Albany and Troy
male quite a splurge ou the opening day. Albany defeat
ing Toronto and Troy tlelng Buffalo )n a ten-Inning gam
Tlirreatter, however, these two olube were overmatched,
and their hopes rull correspondingly. London, the third
new clut. tiotwlthsisndiug her several defeat has made
a strong vhowlng iwnl! UeU the pitcher whom Loudwn
obtatne 1 from New Orleana has shown blmteir capable
of standing up berore the best batters in the Association.
Dtshoi!. too, is a strong pitcher. Ana then It must be re
membered that LonJmi has been playing on foreign
Srnuutt W hen the Tecumsebs reach home tbey will
oubtless strike their gait. As regirds tbe remaining
team Hyracoee haa fulfilled the .xpeclatlon, .t her
most ardent admtrera Dundon. Murphy, and Uigglus
are eat.u a tower of strength in the box.
CKKTalL talQLX KOTXS.
Aawaa predloied In thia department several week,
ago. the Jersey clubs Newark and Jersey City ara too
strong for Ike New Yort and Pennsylvania team
Pat Power Ihe genial manager of the Jersey City
learn, may well feel proud of his aggregation. It Is
first-class In every reep.ot
Wllkesbarre'aQva successive defeata have cansed tha
admirers or thatelub to become more or less apprehen
sive its tn the position th. teat, will occapy at tli. elos.
of the season A good many people and tbay don t
live In Kcranton either think ll will be nsarsr the bot
tom than the top.
Scranton's only consolation In th. boar of lta .ver.
whelmlngdereatla that WUkesbarr lu great rival 1
In tha eeue boat
Esston is surprising tha whole bass ball world con
fined wlthiu the Central League. The club waa got up
In a hurry, but not In loo much of a hurry to b. f two.
Tbey won tbe first llv. gamee played with ease.
Ulngbamton waa expected lo make a better showing.
Tbe local press exclaims "Why have we boasted in
vain I It looks that way Loslug three games ont or
four Is csrulniy not vary encouraging.
Poor Klmlral Thalia all Four straight defeats tall
Allontown rejoices They beat Wllkesbarrs la a close
and well played game Thursday, It always plaasts Al
lenlown I. detest Wllktabarre.
Th.Foranlon miAatyti "W. onee bad a Idea thai
Soranton ooutd play ball but we gave that Idea up a
long time ate " bcrauten was defeated twice at Jersey
City, twice al Newark; and once at Easton.
Tha Wllkesbarra playera have not yet thawed oat
Beme of them ar. very muck crippled.
a.ova rnz ismitxu.
A young man of is yrars wishes to play with earn,
strong uniformed club He (..good pltetser, and can
play auy othrr posltiou. Address c. L, p, o, box 4o0.
TheMerrilsof Brook I) u would be plesaed 10 hssr f rout
ont of town ,ams for Saturday, Sunday, an I ho Way
games. T, A flies, manager, 7 Dean street, Brooklyn.
The Pauutless Has. Ball Clob of Grammar Kchool We.
I hereby ikallengea all Public bchool nlnea wtth playare
under lo. Josepu II. Wade of das. 1, Qrammar Scbo.l
No. 1, is aaauagsr,
Tha Bagamote Crab would Ilk. ta hear from an first
class uniformed clubs within a radio, of Iwaaty-fiv.
mil., st N ew York for Haturday and Sunday gasae W.
0. eraser, 1U5 King street
The Alerts hav. reorganlx-d for ths aeaaon, aad ar.
open to play auy stilctly amateur club with playera be
tween the axes of 18 and Kl year, on aunday mornings
or arteruootu. bam ochwart manager, l Wlulaaa
The Auburn champ nns of ths Plflh Seventh. Kiev,
entli, T.euMelh a"l i'wfiili.secuud wards of Rrookltn.
would like Im r.ir trout tl nlnea wiih olay., be'.wve t
la an I i. y.er, ftr imday gauss only, ugeaa e'lU
Patrick. llioriu Portland attuuo, ttruuklyp.
The Dank Clerks' Baa. Bail Club ha organised for th.
aeaaon with player. In lb. fallowing ocean Crga
Truat p. i Harry IMmaai, c.t franem Mlllsr. 1st b i a,v
ertn Urea ad it Philip Weber. VI k.i Oewrt. iklKn
at tleerte Pols, L tl John Borokbarat a. tl Um
. ( a. tJ taaarvaj. ,UIe4 faaba aK4 eTak MuL,
Tier wonll Ilka U hear ltora,nlfOTm.aclaba. Addreea
a Wueatbof, Heer.tary and Maaagsr, OarrtanU Baak,
A gentlemen writing to Tn Bine, aays ' Tb, rear i lloey,
who pitched for tba New Jersey Athletic Club at Bergen
rolnt against th. Allertons on last Fatnrday, waa no
ona.leelhan Ultnerof last year'a Indianapolis team.
It look, at It all the clobt put In belter men when th.
Th Klpn. Base Ball Clnb of Brooklyn bat organised
for the eiaton with the following membera! W. Carter,
ci u. Ackiar, p W. Oulglsy. lth I J. Phelan, sd b, t W.
Lyster. 1 b t U Week a I C. Terry, 1. 1 1 C. Uraven
bortt c f.t J. McoAe. r. f. They would Ilk. to hear from
oloke with playera under l year O. aravenhorst, Bec
retary. 321 Uaisey street, Brooklyn
Allboogh be had not handled a ball sine. Beplember
last lloay, the new pitcher for tba learn Jf tho New
Jersey Athletlo Club, struck ont fifteen of thirty one
men sent to the bat Baturday afternoon by tho strong
Allsrton aggregation Twloa he caused the batamen to
fan out In one, two. three order But three hits wer.
made fr.m hie delivery, and yet hie friends lay wait
until he nets into good form for twirling before making
auy comment regarding his ability as a pltchsr.
Th. schedule of the Atlas Clnb for this month Is as
fallows: MtyfeHtaten Island Athletlo Club at ijtaten
Island i May U Nracka at Nyack: May Id, Perth Am
bore at Perth Amboyi May l. Wapplnger'e Kalle at
Wapelnger'a Falls; Mar2it Cypress at Cyprsssi May 2JV,
Brooklyn Athletlo Association at Brooklyni May n
White Plaint at White Plalnst May !H two gsmes al
Little Falls The Atlas I, etui In need of a shori stop and
pitcher: also clubs wishing to arrange dates either weak
day or Hon'ley address Alia Baaa Ball Association, 1.131
The New York Baaa Ball Clnb (colored) has been, or-
Eanlsed ror the seasan under the manatementnr Ulck
oweo. Up to date bt has David Brewer, tha cra-k
centra fielder ot the Olympics of irclnlat tleu
Mathew formerly of the Cuban Wants as pitcher, and
may have Randolph. Joshua Johnson and JonnMewart
Manager Bowen deserves great rrsJIt for the wsy he
teeme to bt working to get a goodteam of colored
J Mayers to rspreteat tbt great metropoli Ha wou.d
Ike la hear from a few good player IIL. address la tin
West Thirtieth street
That circumstances oertatnlr considerably chance
eases and petty partisanship Induces Injustice to indi
viduals and orgaiiltatlone le shown by the eublolned
itateraent! I.aat season when AlWUMsma endeavored
to honestly play ball for p'easura aa third baseman for
tbt team of the Bergen Point Athletlo Olub the enemies
of tbe club raked upagaiost the gentleman a long buried
story of an escapade which he waa alleged lo have
committed a dozen years previously. Inconsequence
the club wat compelled to re.aas, him. f bis season
Williams Is sale to be playing a great game aa third
baseman for the Monroes of Brooklin. and. strange to
relat no disrespectful allusion to him and hie past ca
reer bat at yet been madt by hit censors of last year.
rixcnma and CAicuixa.
Clarkaon ttndBusbong Drtcrlba Tbelr Work
ss Ika Field.
From lAt Zovltrltle tawrlesfournal
Tho position of pitcher has many flno
!iol"ts, and, to b. nblo to play tliem suf oehB
ully, one must tie self-poRHOSfod and conlldent.
Cvery one expect Komething more of a mnn In
tbe "points" than mere pltchini; and watchluc
bases. To be able to throw a bull Accurately Is
an accomplishment that oftontlmes docs moro
toward winnlnn h game than to bo ablo to pitch
the most deceptive curves. Practice alono will
dev.lop tills important foature. A pltohor
must study his men. Every bntsmnn Iihh
weak points as well as strons! ones, and, alter
knowing: these qualifications, the pltch
or should bo ablo to remember thorn.
Another all-important point which a pitcher
can work to advantage Is to always back up
another player, and not be rlvettod in hl posi
tion. In the event ot u ball boinc thrown wide
from the outfield or any othor point, ns thn case
may bo, It Is tbo pitcher's duty to be bnhlnd the
player to whom the ball is thrown, backing blin
up. By doing: so he oftentlmos presents u run
ner from advancing; a baso, If not scoring A
run. I make speclalmentloa of this bocauso It
ls so seldom done, and I think It 1b more
throueh oarolessness than anything else. I
oould mention a number ot men who nre all
over the diamond. BuQlneton ls ono. He Is a
hard worker from the Btart to tho finish ot a
came. If all pitchers would pattern thvmselvea
after that brilliant player, their popularity and
value ns players would be en tbo increase.
I hav b.en a strong thrower (which ls quite
essential for first-class pitching) since I can ro
momber, and It was while attendine school at
my homo In Cambridge, Mass., ttiut I first bo
gan to pitch a ball, for the position of pltchor
was forced upon me, with no way out of it. Ho
1 began practice in dead earnest, 1 cot a few
points In dining a ball from Ueorge Wrluht. I
matterod them fairly well, and pitched my first
game and won. Tho fact that I hail obtained
"points" from the veteran soemod to hao as
much effect upon the boys as anything
els.. However, wa won tho came. By
constant practice I got the balls so that
I could control them at will, until at
last I found myself in ono ot the
strongest, It not th strongest, nmateur clubs
In Massachusetts, viz., tho Beacons. I pltchod
tor this club three years, and got good practice
as well as confidence. Wo nlityod not more
than twloo a week, and I pitched every gamo
tho club plavod during that period. In liM'i I
finished aud went to Buginaw. Mich., where I
remained until August, 1884, when I joined the
Chicago Olub and played there tho balance of
that season. I remained with tho Clilcagos
through the soasons of 1885. 'ijC, and '87. We
won the championship In 1885 and also in 188U,
and came in third in 1887.
John Q. Claiiksom,
Pi toh.r Boston Bdjso Ball Olub.
HOW TO CATCH.
Tho position ot catcher Is generally concodod
to be Becond to none in the gamo of baso hall,
either as a position requiring skill in tho work
dmanddot the player or of tho good judg
ment he, in many fine points of tho game. Is
required to mako, almost as quick as thought
itself, or as a mattor of physical endurance.
Th man who possesses theso points will bo
found near.st th top.
The position of catcher poorly filled will lose
many and many n game that could, with bot
tor ability behind tho but, have been won
easily. Every ball whiob a catcher has pitched
to him, with men on bases. Is a chance for an
error, and nn advantage to tho opposing nine.
He may, and does, handle nine of ten without
a fumble, and yet on tho tenth mny havo a
passed ball, and get an errar. Yot he has no
record credit for tho other nine balls which ho
has handled safely. Certulnly a catcher re
quires moro education or bringing up " be
hind th bat" than any othr player. Wo hear
of phenomenal pitchers, throe, four, five, or
probably moro, yearly, but bow many such
catchers? There are not oer halt u dozen In
all that I can remember during tho post six or
In 1883 Hlnos and Hackott of tbe Bostons did
tho most remarkablo work, or oertalnly
equalled any, I ever saw. In tbe spring of 1hh3
th.y wero hardly known ern in Boston. No
doubt those two men bud much to do with
setting the Boston Club Bquuruly on Its fvut
and starting U onward In lis phenomenal run
of flunnoiul success. Duly of the Clilcagos is
another good man.but tho marvel ot them all
was young Jack Boyle. Never was catching
dono hotter seldom equalled. There nro
other young oatohers, and good ones, but none
have sprung with a slDgle leap, seomlugly. Into
the vary front rank ns thoho have, looking
about us at the catchers, we bco In tho fiont
rank men who have been In that position some
threo, five and ten years, but who hnn Imd
to eerto a long and tlresomo apprenticeship.
Now that they have such n iosltlon It takes a
phenomenon to gain u place with them.
Lot ball players give all their eonlldenco to
their own nine. Lnok of conlldoneo comes from
unsuccessful catching more than any othor
position, and the roason ls uppnront in the
catcher having so much to do. Each playnr
must take enough lntorost to feci person illy
each bad play which a catcher mnkcH. How
easily can a few mlsplaysdraga nine down and
make a pl'cher useless. A cotiph) of lid pIU'lios
well bundled, or a lucky foul tly or tip catch
made, or, best of all, to tho comfort ot his own
nine und discomfort of the other, tho tliiowlnic
out of u good huso runner at ono of thu lus',
and seo now tho conlldoneo of aiiliiowill bo
To insuro good work at catching thoro must
be between thn pitcher and catcher nn under
standing of what is to bo done what sort of
delivery is to be made, high or low, in or out
the most Information tbat can bo given with
thn fewest signs. It Is a good point or an ad
vantage, for tho pitcher is thus rollnvod some
what of a sharo of the responsibility If a bnll
that is asked for ls hit Ilo consoles himself
with the thought that Itwunn't all his fault, and
so can. perhaps, do his work bettor. Undoubt
edly "team work," or tho " pairing" of pitchers
and catchers bo thoy can work steadily to
gether. Is always beneficial. Each tlion under
stands the other in a variety of ways, knows
his weak and strong points, and in the end
must work together succeMifully.
The pitcher's position is certainly tho best
from whloh to note tho points, good or bad, of
a batsman. Yet it has always boen my practice
to rive the signs, and If satisfactory, tli
Pitcher would dellvorthe ball ns directed. If
fiot. a shake ot the bond or u hesitation would
ad to n, change. Ho Instead of one man's
udgment It is possible to have thut of two.
No position, to my mind, 1 so hlirh or so pow
erful as tbat of catcher, A. J. IIuhhos-o,
Catcher Brookljn Baso Bull Club,
A CI urn C'ssplurca ss Be OttlL
Vom the Bonon UiraUX.
Pltuotjui, May 2. A Hahorman, vrhllo on
Plymouth beach last Friday, captured a large
fray itaa gull In a rather p.oullar predicament,
irmly pinched upon the blrd'a bill was a sou
olain about the slzo ot the palm ot a man's
hand. Th olam weighed enough to keep the
head of tho gull hanging downward, and thus
effectually prevented any long flight, whlla It
was ewdontly nearly exhausted in tniug to
acsp from Its strange captor. It Is thought
that the gull, seolug tho cliiiit' snout protrud
ing, endeavored to sei.o the dainty inon-nl, and
was In turn gripped by tho, hard shells ol Its In
tended victim. The clam had to bo cut away
from tho bird's bill. '
Sir Ml. te sa Iprltg Bssltl.
(A. Boum rratKUer,
A few days ago a Iloston lady waa In
rPf .' ih.r imai lrl that a box of flowers
bad been left at the door for her, Belnrocou
pldatthatlme.th lady told th servant to
opi l??i.box Pfinkl tbe flowers with water,
and put them on Ice, adding that sho would ut
tend to them when ah. wont down to tea. The
mix really contained a imw spring hat, which
had been ordered, but was furuotteu nt tho
tlnto the fcervunt rp.ited the anivnL Only
th Uowerjw.ro to bo seen when th box wu
optaed. ThrvanlfolIowod,hr orders x
SUeUI? Pua lr Ao wr. o thoroughly
ajnasohad that Irom a 'Wfaet lov ol a hat " ft
rd&?txVK,0rtKKM m8M Ottco'
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DECAY OF OLD-TIME IXDVSTUIBS.
A Bed. a Once Bin with Leather anal Tim
ber Intereate All Cbiinacd Tinvr.
Mn)DLETOTTr, N. Y., Mny 5. Tho spring H
froshots In the uppor Delaware Bhorand Us H
trlbutarios havo subsidgd, and the last rafU fl
of the early season from tho onco productive H
lumber reclon of Sullivan nnd Dolawaro coun- HJ
tlos. New York, and Wayne and l'lko counties. HJ
Pennsylvania, have passed tbe threo (States HJ
boundary rock near Port Jorvis, on tho way to E
tidewater and a market. Tho romarkablo do- P
cay of a onoe important Industry ls indicated HJj
by tho fact that the total output of lumber HJ
from tho region this season will not oxcoed 300 HE
rafts, or say 80,000,000 foetof lumber, nsacalnst Hk
60,000,000 feet last year, and an avoraco of HP
250.000,000 foot tor a series of seasons fifteen to Hi
twenty years ago. Tho quality ot tho lumber Hi
sent forward has deteriorated In a marked do- Hlj
eroo, just as tho quantity bos fallen off. For- jHJ
merly the huue pines and hemlocks ot tha Hi
primeval growths ylolded a profusion ot clear,
merchantable lumber lor hulldliiK purposus,
while thero was also obtalnod an abundance of
tbo finer woods for cabinet and docoratlto
work, such as cherry, ash, walnut, and specked HH
and curled maplo. Those choicer and moro ul-
uable products of the forest were th first to 1
ara, and madeup th. arreat lioets of rafts that In .stitH
Iormer years burdened tbe wator of the tivor. H
The remnant now colnc forward In rapidly dl- H
mlnlsblne annual outputs ls tho cleaning ot
the lumber hart oat that the ronton once bore.
Much of It, in fact. Is small, second-growth
timber, tit only for piling or for dock purposes.
Coincident with the decadence of the lumber H
Industry in the reclon in question Is tho decline HK
of the uourishlnK tannine business formerly
carried on there. With the exhaustion of tho Lf
old forests both interests are dying out. No HaV
lonceraco than 18Q5 rJulllvan county alone had .
thlrty-nino tanneries In activo operation, which Hj
turned out 8,500.000 pounds ot loather, valued H
at $,600,000. The tannine interests of Ucla- HI
ware and YVarno counties were correspondingly
oxtenslvo. Now there nro only two small tan-
nerlos In operation In Hullivnn county and not
moro than live or bIx in tho wholo district, and HH
thes altORothor turn out less leather than ous H
of the blr tanneries of twenty years ago. Hn
The lumbermen and tanners ot tho reelon !
havo turned to other and probably moro broil t- HK
ablo occupations. They havo bocomo milk pro- R
ducers und supply a larco share of tho milk !
shipped by the lirie and Ontario and Western r
Itullroads. Thoy are working tho mnnr pro- m
ductlve blue-stone quarries that abound in Ihe H
reelon. The branch of bualnoss.howoter, which Ht
Is erowlne the most rapidly, and for which Hr
the wild and plcturosquo highland reclon has ttH
almost unequalled advantages. Is that of enter- HI
talulnir summur boarders. The hotels nnd HI
fftrrohoui-eR of the four counties named fur- Hi
nlshed quarters lntt season to about 1,1,000 city Hi
visitors, rocelWnR therofor nearly tl.OUU.OUO.i HI
mrsas norma inaxirAitD. II
I. tht. Aoe.QDtetf for by tbe Revolution est HI
tha Ejsrth on 11. Axial Hi
From the KtutOrUant rUayunc HS
The peonlo who Uvo on tho banks of tho H
Mississippi ltiver aro accustomed to tho uston- B
lihlnu- activity of this vast nlumo of movlntc HI
wator In shlftini: its channel nnd cuttlnc away B
Its banks In ono place whllo It builds up new HB
territory at another. The onliro alluvial roclon HI
of the JUsslsslppI valley wits created by tho HI
river, and the land It has hullt up Is eier at the I
merer of the forces that innda It. HJ
Ho Ionic ns the chanifos wrought br thW mlrrhtr Hi
ourrentaroall In the same iiutioiial limits no H
political complications aro posailile. consequent H
upon tho ravnirisof thorlvernnd Its power to Wl
transfer territory from one place to anothor. iX
It would bo different Iftvo nntlonnlltles wore v
eoucotnod, nnd f-omethliiitllku this ls comlnir
into view In tho enso of tbo lllo Urnndo, which '
Is tho boundttiy foralonKdhtnncobotwenn tho
United Htates and .Mexico. In this connection
the followlut; btutcinont, which comos from
Mexico, ls of Intorest:
(lov. Curlllo of tho Htnto of Chihuahua hns
recently mado a trip of Investigation alone tho
banks of the lilo Ornndo from Paso del Norto
down for a distance of about 100 miles, lie
found to his astonishment that tho rlvor was
maklnt' slow but oonstotit inroads into Moxl
can tprritqry, eatlnB away tho Mexican banks
nnd deposltlnc thorn on the Amoilcun side, and
that thus many thousand acres of the most
fartl o land in the Bio Urnndo valley on tho
Moxioan sldo had boen washed away. Upon
Inquiry Into this subject he ascertained from
the lendliiK inhabitants of that section of
country that this hud been colnif on for oter
a generation, and thut larco numbers of poo
pie bad thus beon mado homeless ond
forced to leave tho country, many of them
Koine to tho New Mexican settlements oi
Mesllla, Chamberlno, Luunlnre, Lns Cruces,
and Hocorro. Qov. Carlllo asceitulncd also that
great losb.s of valuable terrltoiy bad b.en tuk
Intrplaeoln th vicinity of 1'ao del Norte. at
whinh town dofensivo works nre now being
er.ctod by eompetont enclticers. Tho Gover
nor has. since hU rotum to Ohlhiinhua. Indi
cated Hint ho is fully imprssoJ with the Im
portance pt thn subject, nnd thnt ho Intends to
ndvlsii not onlv theHtato renrescntntlves nt tho
olty of Chihuahua, but also the nitttomil Con
KTKssnowlii session In tho city of Mexico, to
rnake appropriations to be oxponded In foul
fylneaud tnattroHsinifniid rinrapplncthe rher
bunk at all exposed, point. Ilo says these on
croachinents of tho river, unless speedily
stopped, will cause a loss of national wealth.
Irreparable loss to Paso del Norto, and th
llnanolal ruin or hundreds of families.
Apart from tho international Interests In
volute!, thoro aro speculations of u sclentlllo
nuturo suuirostod In the iiroiiihws which may ,
bo worth niunt ion. It appoiir-i tint the west- rfcwt
eru nud southwestern lintik of tha ltlo Orantle WMUt
m the one which nufferx most from tho abra- m
s on of tho current. Why does tho river
show this tendoncr to work to the westward 7 H
BomethlPB llko this appoars In tho case of
the Mississippi. 1'ormerly tho river had iU
prlucipal debouchment Into the sea through
Dnyou Mauchao aud the lakes. In the course
of tlmo that route was abandoned for the ono
now known a tho main river, which is very
considerably to the westward ot the old ont-
'ii1- I9..tbo .nJ,n tlpo, the river has shown a
disposition to transfer Its chunuol ttlll further
to the westward through tlie Atcliafalaya. Can
It be made to. Appear from these facts that H
thero Is a tendoncyln groat rhers flowing lu H
general directions along luorldianis of the H
yarth'a longltiidotoawerie to the westward r H
Can it bo held Uiat because of tbe rotation of H
tho earth on Its nils to the eastward ths HI
weight ot tha water lu such longitudinal river
ls thrown by the centrifugal foro agalnat the) Ha
western bank so as to abrad.thtm with In- HJ
.&efASuod effeflt? " ,W U