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i r . , THE SUN,' WEDNESDAY. MARtfH 2 1808.'
ff.t - ill . i . TTS M i, ii - - r CHECK TO ROWDY PLAYING. Hlf; BJtVSWa "BLACKLIST" RULE QOZS H TUROVQll Al ST. LOUIS. Hi 121 Accused Flarera ran fir Put Out or the Game KHj farMf tM C. Krautuorr, Louts Kramer, aatf WSF t. Fred K, atrnrno imtd a. a noard or Dti BFvI elBllae Sew York Favors the Measure. M 8t. Louib, Mnrch 1.1I- tliolr fiction this Uj afternoon the National leaguo magnate! 4 proved that they are nlntcre Id their desire to B4 purify professional baseball. In recognition of IBf tha work of tho agitation mndo by tlio riublto jjHf and press nunlnat rnwd)- ball nnd kicking the Ht magnates havo by unanimous .ote put Into jBt effect a new lnrr tbnt, If enforced, will ileal with- IH rowdlM In such n summary fushlon that tho wM rll will bo killed, poeslbty without thcro being 1X1 a conviction. JtMl Thamoasuro that has been adopted has nil jSlSf along been known as tho "Ilriisii blacklist rule," twit When It was originally suggciito'l by tho On- KJfji clnnatl magnato tho Impression provalled that '.iM'ii blacklist for llfo n pln cr who usod Indecent ffifflf langungo on tho ball field would bo so radical njBj and un-American that tho public would not 3 stand for It. Hut nftor llrush cot through ov hfB j plaining tho cose to-dny, nnd nftor tho most Eij concluslvo ovldcnco bad bcon submitted to tha ffS League, which clearly lllustrntcd tho methods Sm, of some of tho toughs who havo disgraced fpK tho gamo, there was a chango of feeling WM, on tho part of those magnates who up to KM this tlmo bollcvcd that tho mrasuro vias too E1! severe. It Is not tho Intention of tho llrush FiSjj' rulo to liato n player put out of tho gamo for Jj'E life for tho first offence, but It Is his Itloa to giro tjuB every ooporuinlly to nn accused plnycr who lf9' u,cs Improper language, not necessarily prn- ifl fane, but of such a nature that rcspectablo per- 'p,.1 ions would not enro to repeat It, to clear himself ;lriC' beforo conlctlon. Mm From tho evidence submitted by umpires of ,('' tho League, "lilcli was rend at tho meeting, i.lyjjj' therocan bo no doubt thnt ulascrs who offtnd JhJ in the futuro in this rmpect cannot bo too so- Kjjj" rercly dealt with, and asllrush's nieusiiro pro- 5vj Tides for a fair trial and n reasonable penalty, It e' Is expected to meet with public npprovnl. As jjjjl ( IJrUBh explained, tho penalty provides for a sub- SStt pension of days, or weeks, or months, or a soa- jljt, ion, or a year, or for life, so that tho rulo Is not JH' u drastic as at first expoctcd. jjflf A Board of Disclplino has been appointed, con- iM listing of L. C. Krauthoff of Kansas City, ex- MU Prosldont of tho American Association nnd a JH- well-known lawyer; Louis Kramer of Clncln- S tiatl, also ox-1'rcsldcnt of tho American ABsocla- I IB tlon, and nn attornoy, and Prod K. Stoarns of 'ifil Detroit, who owned tho celebrated chnmplon ffii Leaguo club of that city in 1837. This board I Jm has absolute power to hear cases, to render de- iV- clslons either of conviction or acquittal, nnd Its 'jj-K rulings cannot be appealed except to tho Hoard Bt of DIroctors of tho League, providing that now jS evldcnco can bo submitted. A playor who is Br hauled up for trial can havo an attorney present, am and can also provide n dofenco In thn slinpo of (? en oral examination, and tho charges ngalnst jjVf him must bo corroborated by ono or more repu- Vmf tablo porsons before a decision can bo reached. jjjjflJ It must bo understood that players who uso lilli profanity only do not coino under thojurisdlc- Ji'ffl; tlon of this rulo, for their offences nro covered In fjjr tho playing rules, whoro sufficient ponaltlesioro ijJHS, ttamod. Hut It Is for tho uso of tho most degrad !twl'" ' ,ne '""Buago which has prevailed during the J past three years that players will be subjected JlJjP Brush was backod up In his argument by Hart JjBj, of Chicugo and Sodcn of Boston, w ho composed -J- tho committee who drew up and approved tho I'M resolution, and when tliov trot tho sanction Jmjt of tho League lato on Monday night to allow loiff ' tho now,DaPcr representatives to bo present JM'X when the matter should come up for discussion s tbeymado onoof tho cleverest moves that has K ever been rocordod in League procedure. 1 When tho doors of the meeting rooms were Bf opened, therofore, at 2 o'clock this afternoon, HJi thor&were nearly two dozon newspaper men on fi hand to hear the arguments. The clubs woro 5f represented by tho following dolegates, A. H. ijil-' 8odcn of Boston being in the cbalr: jjfr Boston, A. II. Soden and Y. II. Conanl; New Vork, S' A. II. Soden, by proxy; Drooklyn. C. II. Ebbets and V. MU Abellj Philadelphia, A. J. Heach and John J. Itosers; Wj? Baltimore, Edward Ilanlon; Washington, J. Earls i"' Waipjer; Chicago, James A. Hart; Cleveland, Frank Se Haas Robltoni Cincinnati, John T. Iiruaht Lonu llle, Uarry l'ulllam; 1'lttaburg. W. II. Waiklni; Ht. LouU, B. 8. Muckenruii and Chris Von Uer Ahc. Prealiient Young had charge of tho minutes, as usual. After tho Committee on Resolutions reported upon tho death of Charles II. lljrno, John T. llrush arose, and, amid silonco that bowed bowanxtous every body was to hear what the noted magnate had to say, began a remark nblo argument In favor of clean ball as follows: " What I have to offer Is the result of the work of a comniltteo appolntod at tho Philadelphia mooting, to deflno and provldon method of en forcing disclplino in a certain direction on tho call tlold. This commlttco was appointed to i suppress abhorrent evils; to kill the practice of using langunge which Is hardly ropeatuble, yet in order to convlnco tho members of tho press nnd tho National Leaguo as to its nature thcro will bo voluminous evidence shown as wo go on. Wo havo put the meisuro which I am ubout to present to jou in uch hapothat tho committee can support it without fear of objection. Tho action is duo to t tho public clamor and to tho comments of the 1 1 J press nil over tho country. Tho newspapers Mf- have placed the facts beforo tho public nnd tho f Leaguo is compollod to net. That Is why tho members of tho prossaro present hero to-day eo that tbey can bear for Ihonibolves tho various expressions of opinions on this very imporlant matter. "Baseball has been recognlzod in some way or another, either In a professional nr Inn primi tive way, ever slnco 185S, nnd I havo looked I0,rcJ!j? roc?"! dating from that tlmo to thoso of 18U7. to llnd action on this very point whioh la nbw bofore us. You can take this record that I have here, and It Is like looking at a t Ig that grows into a troo. Year nfter yoar tho club I pwnorsniako rules to purify tho sport and et the evils incroase. In 180(1 tho rules provided that no player could speak to an umpiro unless by his request. Thoy alo prnvldril tint an umpiro should pnforco thu rules nnd how no favor. Neither should ho per mit hlmsolf to be Intlucncotl by any club official, captain orjunnngur. 'lhorulcs also pro Jid?JjlKm n!ly cT"'f" U8!"B 1"'1 Inntrungo should be fined, nnd players hn Ing bad rcpuin $'on,Br?,l!.ou!1 D0K be allowed lo go upon the Hold. In 1870 tho rules provided tRat no caiiinln or Waver could uso langunge of a vllo iharaeler or kick ngalnst decisions without being sus pended for thirty dajs without pay. In 187!) there was a rulo providing that clubs could re fuse to puy players tholr salaries who minted tho rules, and that umpires as masters of tho eW had powers to Inflict linos rnngliigfrom !!0 . " fn'1880 President llurlbut published nn nd- J dress to the players which is ov.t to h mucin- i bored. After showing the nature of tho uli. Ing evils, ho slnted thnt uplajcr vvhu should do I"J!"1,r p'dninkonness ami buiiimorlsin must bo disqualified for tho enduing J ear it was also provided in thnt year th.it iho umpiro should bo made a member of tho leaguo and as Midi ruu resentthe body on the Meld and uphold its dig. nlty at any cost. In 1H8U It was nlso provided that players guilty of lnzlnoss nr In.illng while taking places In tho Held or of dis concerting opponents or of using foul Inngiiiigo hould be heavily lined. In 18h:i It w,. ruled that drunken, dishonest, disreputable or diMir frl,ipiny.Lirs ",r, P'crs Kiilltv of giiiibllng should bodlsqunllllid for Iho remainder ur tli.it yearand tho ensuing oar. In 1HS7 the rules were remodelled snnstn road that Hie (Miiialn pnly wss allowed to speak to tho mnpire iiud IS then only on a mUliitirprctnlion of tho rules, ft and the lines were fixed nl not h thai I S? or n,?ro Uln" "r-S for such otrences, ,f lue umpire was nlso compelled to ro- .8 port fines because of tho practices that havo S 5rePl,iSto u,. nf "poking thcinnflur the game. H In 1802 conchers vvtro restricted lu Issuing in- Jtructlons to bnso runners only, nnd mil more S. f,n tw, eoachcrs were iicrmlttod op llm lines at one time. The fincH (f remiilncd r to .'.. put removal from tho inuio for ilngr.iut of- lenoos was Inaugurated. And mi the changes ft tiayo gradually bocn made ear nfter v ear with. i out rosulls desired. TherowaHnciiliiiinntlon to K all this, therefore, when last spring Iho k- . (I ?"t of tho lA'aguo rent instrm lions to umpires to onforco tho rules, como what ma, They were hrodod for a short tlmo anil men became 'i W t "'''i n!' lhcB1 -vcars t legislation our K Leaguo books aro burdened with rules lornii- duct tho gamo n a sportbiiianliku ij.nnd jot I there seems to have been n great .Icaliiiiiioiuue- M opmcllsh that. In order to get allho fact ho Hut thlscouinilttco could act Inlelllgentl) I sent a C letter, vvhlch has been published, luvai ions men who had served on Iho U-gue umpire stair ask- ing them to give mo liiformniloii iindimtjinecs C wheroplaersiii'ed plMienc. Illthv. mid iiuleient UniriiBgo on the ball Held, I have here in hl.u k 35 nd iiilo tho rtnlcments of iho umpire, inn) I puriuse to read them, llltli and nil, mi tli'il vim K may know forn l.u I lo vvli it deplhb uf do"iidu- I tlonplavcTsh vi sinoped ' y Mr. llrush then prm-iuiled In re id n letter & lri?im acou !:",."',r'1 v,"r'--" "" oi'iiiindf. i Phia ccutro llcller. who iinipir.iin hoi whim & J?,,Hr?lir-, Andrews cited nn iiiblniuu nlieit- nt I -i1.'"1, Ilu wa!! c.a."e1 "10 "el poksibli. (' names becauso he decided a man out ill third th! Afd?wMwttlhenicn who were in , , the habit of using filthy language on the Held at, IWaXB5ftei!?,n .ott ot it.f'xicoaSw. y It waa a hard thing to prove them guilty In the yet of the magnates who war not near the diamond. Wesley Curry teut a latter that a game be tween Boston and Cleveland several years ago waa so fnll of naitlnesa that many women were compollod to leave the stand. He recommended that there should be a blacklist for spectators, if uch could be done, as woll as for players, for he claimed that many ruffianly patrons ot the game were in tho habit of using even worse language than that attributed to players. . Daniel Campbell, ex-Loague umpire, said that In his experience nil teams In the Leaguo ex cepting Boston, Cincinnati, nnd Chicago had used filthy and abusive language to him while ho officiated on tho staff. Ho further stated that it was his honest bollcf that ho would still bo employed as an umpiro by tha National Leaguo, and that bis work would be satisfac tory to evorybody, had It not bcon for tho lan guage that was tired to him In such a manner that he was compelled to resign outot solf-ro-spccl. Ilobort Kmslloln his statement said that ho had been culled nbseeno names last season at New York and Washington. Tim Hurst Bald that In his soven yonrs expe rience only n small percentage of players had used dirty talk, but that theso men wero con stant olTenders, nnd that their lnnguaga was awful. Ho wrote cut some oxamples, which made thn magnatcslookiishainedof themselves. .Joseph Harming, 111 his statement, said tint he had heard unspoakablolangungo used by mem bers of the New York, Philadelphia. Ht. Lull Is, Pittsburg, Cleveland, nnd Loulsvlllo clubs. William F. Hoagland. who did not remain very long on tho stall hecauso ho was grossly Insulted, said that tho Presidents of tho clubs woro afraid to entoreo tho rules, and thnt the) wero to Mimic. He shonod that as soon as nn umpiro tried to compel players to obey tho rulosho was protested. Ho further said that while he olllcl atcd on the Iic-aguo staff ho was contlnunlly roasted by magnates, managors, and new snapcrs In certain Western cities becnuso ho would not consent to rob tho visiting teams. Tim Keefo wrote that ha had been subjectod to groat Insults, und had heard thn vilest Ian guago al Now York. I'ittsburg. Louisville, nnd Clovclnnd, J. .). Kelly gavo instances of vul- farlty usod nt Baltimore, I'hlladclphla, and xiiilsvlllc. A cleverly worded communication from Thomas J. Lynch, ono of the Leaguo's best umpires, wnn to thoclfect that in order to stop allot tho troubles, that havo grown into a dis graceful stato of nffalrs, the umpires sho lid have tho unanimous support of tho Leaguo clubs, and that if a blacklist rule wns passed tho magnntos should not dodge nwnv by hag gling over tho puiilshmont of nny stnr player. J. I). Lally, nlso nn ex-umpire, wroto that tho roughest languago ho hud over beard wns used at Baltimore, l'liiladolphln. Now York. Cincin nati, IjOuIsvIIIo, and St. Louis. "Suiidy" .Mo Dennott, who wns on the staff lastynar. said that frightful InncunBO was usod at New York, I-oulsvllle, nnd Philadelphia, nnd that some of tho vulgarity ho heard would hnvo caused an outlaw to hang his head and blush. He em phasized tho fact that a great deal of tho rowdyism of tho past could havo been stopped b) tho club owners nnd managers. Um piro Mm ray, who was mobbed on several occasions two years ago, said that he first urn- Elrcd all tho college games nt Hnrvurd, where o did not havo ouo of his decisions protested or disputed. Ho further slid that when ho got into tho League ho was called names which broko nls hoart. Ho also showed w hero rowulcs grabbed him bv tho throat; wbcroono plover smashed his watch with n bat while ho was liming a captain who had been ordcrod to play ball, and also Illustrated tho behavior of an othor rowdy, who deliberately stepped on hit hand while be was dusting off tho plate. 11. S. Miickenfuss, President of the St. Louis Club, prcsonled u string of sentences nnd epithets which ho hnd heard on tho bt. Louts crnundnnnd they created usonsntlon. Umpiro o'Uay stated that he was continually abused, threatened, and browbeaten, besides being sub jected to tho most obscene insults. (Icorgo Wcldman showed whero filthy langungo had prevailed at Cleveland. Baltimore, and Cincin nati. James II. O'ltourkc, in along communica tion, flayed tho toughs who had Insulted him at Cleveland, Cincinnati, Now York, Pittsburg, and Ilnetnn After rending over all of tbeso communica tions and repenting word for word tho various epithets nnd filthy sentences. Brush pausod a moment nnd viewed the magnates with a slg nitlcant expression on hit determined faco. Then, after n moment or two. ha went on by saying in tho most emphatic manner: "Something must bo done: thcro is no room for doubt iiliout that. Tho National League is on the dcfonslvo and the public will not take nny oxcuses. An endeavor has been made to treat this matter in such a way audio draw up a rulo to stop such behavior in such n man ner that It would bo frco from criticism. I havo a respect for n ball player who Is earnest, am bitious nnd anxious to win u gamo by !o'Ul mato means. I am not after that player, but I am after tho player who so far loses hlm solf as to say these things as tho umpires havo shown. I novcr want to soo him on the ball tlold again. Baseball is nothing if there Is no public Interest. Owners of clubs cannot employ players. If the nowspnpers bellovo that tho gamo Is dead because of Its retrogression they will not print nccounts of It, nnd that will kill the interest in short order. " We must therefore court public lntorest and not destroy It, but whatever wo do It must boon legal linos. Baseball Is not a legltimatu enter- Erlse. Wo do things that would not bo legalized y civil courts, but if It is a necessity wo must legtslato to suit ourselves and at tbo same tlmo bo fair nnd Just. Everybody knows that we havo no logal right to say vv here a player must po, but In baseball law wo do It. and tho player is forced to obey. We try in every Instance to bo fair and just, and in this matter we will bo as fair and as Just ns we have over been In the history of tho National league. "In this measure, which I will read to you shortly. It Is proposed to organize a tribunal to bo known as tho Board of Disclplino, which shall consider all such cases as como under this head. It is proposed to compose this board of Jorsons who hnvo no financial Interest in the icague and who can be expected to deal with quostlons impartially. In order, therefore, to facilitate matters the commlttco in charge of tho measuro. after careful thought, tins con cluded thnt tha tribunal should be appointed herewith. Inconsequence we bavo selected L. C. Krauthoff of Knusas City. who. ovcrybody knows, Is a clever basoball man, having atone tlmo boon President or tho American Associa tion, and Is now a well-known attorney; Ixiula Kramer of Cincinnati, who was also President of the American Association In 1801, and is a well-known nttornoy. and Frod K. Stearns of Detroit, who Is wolf known for his fairness and Integrity, Theso gentlemen have bcon com municated with, and thoy say thoy will serve, provided the duties of tho tribunal do not com pel them to neglect their private business." Mr. Brush then read his measure, vvhlch is as follows: "A measuro entitled a measure for tho sup pression of obscene, indecent and vulgar lan guage upon tho ball field by plajcrs engaged in playing a gnmo of ball during the champion ship Benson, nhllu under contract to a ilub, memlier of the National Leaguo nnd Amorlcan Association of l'rofcsslonnl Hall Clubs, to tho ond that tho gnmo may retain its high position ns rcspectablo nnd worthy of confidence nnd support of tho refined nnd cultured lasses of American citizenship. "In pursiinnco of this measuro of reform nnd to define and carry Into effect Its Intent und purposes, bo It resolved as follows: "hirst It shall bo tho duty of each club Presi dent nr chief officer to furnish lo the mnnnger or rnplain of his team a printed or tiiowritten (opy ot this enactment, together wilhacopyof "licnces and ovlls'vvhlch nro sought to liorcmo dled by thl measure, all of which shall bo read and fully explained to nil of tho plnjers nnd ciiiplovecs of tho club nt Iho beginning of tho contract season nnd to nil others who may thereafter Join tho club during tho plav lug sea son, und a, ropy thereof shall ulso bo delivered to such plaviis nnd emploj ees. nnd thu captain nnd ninnager nf each club shall notnln for nnd ilcllvcr;to the President of snld club, who nhnll wltbln ilvp tl.i)ntlirrriiftorforvviinilhus.iuiatn tho President nf tho Loirud. tho signatures of nil Ihoiilnyors and einplnvees of said elub. nr kmiwliulging that this li-glsliitlon with nil of Us piorlslonf. has been brought to each iind every player t nnd cmplnyro'a otlontloii. "nccoiid -Tii pcrpetiiiito baseball ns the nn tloual gnmo of tho I nlted htiitis, preserve Its respectability, surround II with surli additional hnfi'iriinnls ns to warrant absolute public eonli ilcncu in Its methods nnd purposes, to reform and nruiiiolo the mutual Intercuts of professional liaic-ball i lulu and profosblonnl baseball play i'r. it Miall bo competent for nny personal- per-son-, whether plnvcr. nnnagcr, umpire o-cluh (illlii.il nf any club, member of this lx-n,-ue. or hpictnleir, to Miluult information and IcsM umnv In writing under oath concerning ol. Mine, indecent or vulgar language (nthtr limn prolunitv, Hint bt-lnj nthcrvviso und ccclnlly provided fur in iho plav Ing rulisi during tho progress of u gamo upon tho ball Hold by n plajcr nr omplnjin of a National I.cagiioeluh of vvhltli I hey hnvo pi rsonal knowledge. Tho Infoi million nnd corrobor.illvo ovldcnco under nath may bo bilbiiillted lo tho President of tho League, who shall hnvo the right lo suspend Iho oilender pendliu' Investigation by tho tri bunal herelnnfliT i rented or not, na ho muy elect, being govirmd In Imminent by hn clr ciiiiHtnmc and gruvlly of tho oiTeuio und char iielei nf tho nWdcnio "I bird vli ihnigo of ofTonce under this liiiiisnre Willi the siiinoi ling evldeneo shall bo Milii.ilitml tu Iho Pri-ifdent of tho Lenguu under mill wilhln fnr.iiglii hourinr Its nlli-gml oiiiiiiilbii, nnd tho PrcMucnt hnll limned! nil It lurnli.ll a coin of Ihobamii In theiici umd Im in-, iiefimo with wiliuii notice of too sus-linu-lnn. If nnv 'rum-Ill Any ono under coutrnet tn iv Nn lliimil iaagiio dub Alio luav lie chaigod wllh iibiu.' (il).iisivn lniij-imi,o nltnln tliii iiiiwit Hint iiitiiiiing'il liilMineiibiiii,bliullbiifiiriilhcd with ii ini of llm cliar-ei, which, to rei civ o c-inuid-cr.iiliin, iiuibt lm substantiated by corrobor.illvo uv Idem u, und nftci the nuclpt thereof b) tho lie-ru-iil llvi'ilajshhiill ho allowed tlioono chnrge-d wllh Hie oireme fur transmitting bv bomo o-pro-., iiimimiiv In il.e Prisldenl of tlio League, under iiith, i'f Iho (It feme, und' thu cuso when thus piopiri-il i-h'itl I mi vubmlitid bv thel'icM ill nl tu ii tiiliiiuul nl tlircu Judges selected by Hub l-cigje. in bu called Hie 'Board of Disci p.ine u.'.ti bliillliHvo ahioluiii muhinlty in ,i"iiut .ii mini! iimn ihccv nil nee Biibnilttiil, an il J lo the lalea ud i.ited lur lis giivirn in in .nl iriiu .shell iliirisliiillliiiiiiappi.il. ' cxiilit In ll.e Itorrl of lllret msofiliu League, in I i remain r prjv Ided. j'lltli v hen n in u b thus subinllled In bald I paid tin I rebldent of thu tribunal snail ciircriilii consider It from tho ev Idi mo submit ted, tuking into net mint tho nature und gravity of tho offence. Its Inipprtauce as affecting the welfuro of the natlonul gamo, the provocation for Its commission, and such other circumstances r aa mar b aubmitteo' that 'are entitled to bo considered. He ehall report In writing his opinion and flndinp In Iho premises, and If tho offonco bo proven lie shrill alllx tha penalty that In hla judgment should lw Imposod. and forward the same, together with his opinion and con clusions and all the pnpora, to hl ascociato near est In territory, who sluUl attach thereto hla ODlnion and conclusions nnd judgment, and for ward the samo to tho remaining member of the tribunal, who shall forward his opinion, con clusions, and finding, and all Ihe papors In tho case, to tho President of tbo tribunal. Ho In turn shall return the papers nnd opinions, con clusions, nnd findings lo the President of tbo Loogue, who shall carry Into effect tho judg ment of said board or n mnjorlty thereof, by sus pending tho plaor from his club for tho iierlod determined by tho tribunal or a majority, or ncnuithlm. as tho case may be. ... "Sixth When tho ineinbcrs nf the tribunal or a majority thereof do not agree upon a Judg ment, tho President of tlie Leaguo shall ncleot souio ono of tho opinions ns tho ono tn he fol lowed (providing it ho iot tho extrcmo ponnltv), nnd that shall be considered tho Judgment nnd lio enforced according to the provisions of sec tion 0. .... "Sovcnlh Tho penalty for using obsceno. Indecent, nnd vulgnr langunge, within tho meaning nnd Intent of this measuro. is entirely within tho discretion of tho tribunal, nnd may bo suspension for da) n, for months, for tho un expired season, for n year, or fur life, according to the conditions, circumstances, and nature of tho off once, it being tho sentiment of tho Leaguo that creates this law that mi unwarranted, un provoked, nnd brutal uso of yulgnrlty ton spec tator, or within tho presence of spectators and within tho bearing of ladies, should debar the offender forever from sorvlco with his club, or nny othor club, member of this lcaguo or sub- !n-r In Itu liirlwllpf Inn. "Kightli Tho extreme penalty proposed in this mcaburo, namely, 'llfu expulsion,' shall re quire tho unanimous npprovnl ol tbo three mem bers of thu tribunal, and provided also, Ixjforo Imposing such n penally, tbo accused Bhnll bo nullllod, that ho can defend in poreon nnd by rouiisc). If ho elects, In which event tho Presi dent of tbo tribunal nhnll call n meeting of snld board nt some city to bo selected bv him most convenient to tho members nnd the accused, tho travelling expenses mid hotel bills of tho board to bo paid by tho League. "Ninth hen two membcra concur In tho penalty to bo Imposod that shall bo considered an tho Judgment of the tribunal, except us pro vided In rules (I and 8. "Tenth That Justlco may bo dono nnd no wremg committed, it shall bn compotcut for either pnrlcs to a case submitted to tho trl bunnl lo show under oath tho chnructcr and standing of those who mnko tho charges and glvc'ovidencK. anil before tho 'life cxpulsIon'cnn bo Imposed tfiii nccuscd nmv. If hnolcct. rccelvo the opporimify of cross-oxniulnlng iho wit ncsscs ngalnst him by depositions. "Klovcnth TlscTo nhnll bo no upneal from a decision br the trlbunnl or n majority for a hearing or a rcopsnlng of the cuse, except by unanimous vote of tho Bouid ot Directors, based upon now evidence. "Twelfth The tribunal shall bo solected by tha National league vltli duo regard for fitness, Intogritv, knowlerigo of and interest in tho na tional gamo of haxobnll, Ono of Its members shnll bo designated President of tho tribunnl, and no ono shall boamtuiberwho is financially Interested in a club memlier of this League. Whenever n enso is submitted under tho pro visions of this enne tment. cneh member of the tribunal shall carefully crenmino nil evidence submitted, nnd render his decision according to tho same: nnd no hearing (shall be Bccrot, unless bo requested by both parties to tho contro- orsv. "Thirteenth The first tribunal under this provision shnll bo composed of I C. Krnuthnff, who shall bo elwcted lo servo three years or un til his successor Is elected; Ixiuis Kramer, who shall servo two years or until his successor Is olectcd, nnd Frederick K. Steams, who shall Bcrvo ono year or until his successor Is olectcd; nnd beginning with 1800 and ench year there after there shall bo ono member elected to servo thrfto Tttnnc "Fourteenth If a player under suspension pending investigation should bo acquitted by tho tribunal, his snlar.v shall be nnld foy tho President of tho League for tho tlmo ho was under suspension. "Fifteenth To compensate in part for the loss to a club of n player who has been suspend ed under theso provisions for a pcrioel longer than ono j ear, the club muy bolect one member of tho League to represent lr.Vind tho Prcbldcnt of the League shnll select homiu member of tho 1oaguo to represent tho Lcnfcuc, and tho two, It unable to ugrcc, shnll hclcot the third mem ber of tbo League, nnd they or a nuilority of them shnll place a fair estimate of vnluo upon the releaso ot the player so disc-iplined, and tho Leaguo shall pay to tho club one half of such award, nnd In case Bold persons or u innlorit do not arrivo nt an award, said Board of Discl plino or a majority thereof shall make tho award. "Sixteenth All elections to fill vacancies In tho tribunnl shall bo by ballot upon nominations and it Bhnll require) a majority voto to elect. "Seventeenth All vacancies in the tribunal caused by death or resignation shnll bo tem porarily filled by tho President of tho League, until the next meeting nt w.'nch an annual eleo tlon occurs, when It bhull bo tilled by ballot for tho unexpired term. "Eighteenth Tho compensation to bo allowed to the members of tho tribunal shnll bo fixed by tho President of tho Leaguo according to tho circumstances ot cachcase.Innd bo paid by tho League, together with travelling expenses nnd hotol bills, if thoy meet together ns provided In section 8. "Nineteenth For all communications witli this trlhunnl tho express compojilcs shall be used in lieu of tho United States mnil. "Twonlioth Tho annual meoUng" for tho elec tion of members to fill vacancies upon the tribu nal Bhnll bo tbo annual schedule meeting of the League. ' Twenty-first This enactment for govern ment of the plnyers may be altered or amended at any annual or schedulo meeting of tho Lcnguo by a majority vote. "Twenty-second Tho President of the Leaguo Is authorized lo publish this ifcasurn in the offi cial records of the League Boo.k, nnd to provide a sufficient number of copies of tho eaine to sup ply all requirements of a thorocgh distribution among players and employees of the clubs, mem bers of tho National Leaguo. "Twenty-third Tho members of said lioard shall mo t nt somo convenient point within thirty days from its creation nnd o-dubllsh rules nnd regulations for Its government not Incon sistent with this measure,' nnd shnll have the right to employ a stenographer nt tho expanse of the liCaguo in Ihe cuscs mentioned in section H nt nny Joint meeting of the members of said board." After tho reading ot tho nbovo there was a period of silence for about, two minutes. Then Abell of Brooklyn nroso and said: " Mr. Chairman, I move that wo adopt this resolution vv lthout dolay. It Is absolutely neces sary to preserve tho salvation of tho gamo. and I seo no i hauges that can lo mndo." Beforo Abell could bo seconded. Col. Bogers of tho Philadelphia Club, who has hitherto op posed a blacklist rule, jumped up vigorously and surprised ovcrvbody present by uu unex pected change of sentiment. He said: "When I llrst heard of this proposition to put oplnverout of thoganio for llfo hecauso ho used dirty langungo I was opposed toll. I thought that tbo penalty was loo severe, and therefore could not bo enforcod with tho consent of Iho public. But ns (he measuro now stands, with lis various penalties, its fairness lownrdnccuscd, nnd its othireiiunlly careful provisions, I would llknto sny that it meets with my uppiovnl most honrtlly. 'Iho tribunal appointed bv tho com niltteo is above criticism nnd will enjoy tho con fidence of both tho Leniruo nnd thu public. I hereby see ond Mr. A boll's motion." Chairman Sod-m then said a vote was In order, but tloblson of Cleveland jumped up nnd ux rlnlmi.il wirmlv! " Hold on, now: let s not bo too hasty. That report of tho cnminllteo Is ull vory well, but I think wo should consider It wllh enro beforo taking nclioii whlili imij bring down consider nblo ci Itlelsiu upon inn hutuis. Several of thuio umpires in their letters said that hud the mali ngers und club owners unforced tho rules thero would hnvo been no bin h language, and thuy urn absolutely correct. Wo have upheld these verv ball pi ijois who have iiiiiBlantly offended tho laws of decency. I want till ovll stopnod be cause the i' line Is In diuigi r: but for the first of fenrn I liellnvclhn measure should i equirontnoro modified form of punishment. I menu that for n first violation of this rulo tho penalty shall not exceed tlircn muullis. mid thu plav or offend ing Minll li 11 noil ac-eordiiig lo llm opinion of tho Boniil of DUclpllno Furthermore, I Miggest that if the ufllciali uf thn club to which mich plavi i-belongs bhould piy ijll nf thul line, the elub should be Mih'ectcit In a Unit of yn 000. o linviigoiio too far; wo linvn tolerated this vory ov II. und wo must mop . But I do not bo llevo that tho lourls will stand fm a llfo piinlHh incut. I want tu put my suggestions in thu form of nn ninoiidmeni, with an addition that If n plav cr guts judgment In a Circuit Court u pro vision shall be mndo ns to how tlut judgment shall bo paid, Is thero uii)body lioro who will buennd this umriidiiiont I" "I second that amendment," said Hart of Chicago. Then Brush was un his feet nnd ho was evi dently netlloil. Ho was red in tlio faco. and ho struck tho titblo a hard blow with his fist as ho said: "If tho tribunal wasn't above reproach wo inlulil hesitate, hut wu hnvo selected as a tri bunal inou who are iiiulltled to net with fair nenii, All are baseball mi n, mid the) are nt lornoys who are willing lo lake Ihoresponslblli. tie. When my filend UoMhiiii speaks about ii Hist otrencu and wants In llx a penally for that ho shows that he has not listened to tho measure, as I rcud it, because) in that measure it Is stipulated that offenders ngalnst tho rulo uin hoHiispuiidcilforiliijs. or weeks, or mouths nruiituncxplrod boa son, or n, oar, or for life, I ho in ruaiHt receives every udvantugu to clear hlmsolf, because every plater beforo the season opens will receive tho following letter, which I will read: Adilre to ttaucrt At a uu eilnit nt the National I.cskuo and American Absoclallouot I'liirisaluual Ilaielaill llub, held la t l.uuli, Koh. jh, inns, a nieamru wu mluiucd for the Mii,rriit!uu of iliemn uf ubjieun and vuljzar Ui.Kiuii I'J lull iUvrs uon ll,o lull Held, r iiiuuuriiiliy ur ill' ev'l uiid tlM eitnt tn which it In. uraiii to, haiiU) the vmt uiiiuuiii or i ildeuco Hint vvus siibhiliiul b His having kiimili-iliiu of Hi fscu ban ma Ip It impiraUv on th pari or tha "ait to nd'M't ilraiilo ini-asura r..r In w,ri un JhlsiumiiiliiBi. niMruite.1 li tin-Uiikiie t ere nil I'l);r under luutra l to a club ineiuher or iho National l.eoxui' and American Auuclailoo or Pro riMlon.il liiwball Club with a copy uf l la, law above referred tu. width will U in force thii i eo son. lou are rouuMieU to carefully read the tamo anil Ucoiiii- ae ualuted with all of 111 provUloss and Its latenu and purposes. Wo ir to you frankly and emphatically that Tulcarliy and oboctntty upon tile ball Hold mini bo stopped, regard! sis ot results to tho P'iff r ho offence. . , This address, the law, and tbo private Instructions will bo furnished and road lo you, and yon are each required to sign acknowledgment, to bt filed with tho President of tho League, that this measuro Is fully understood. The Board of Disclplino Is composed of man who have had large experience la matters pertaining to baseball. Tbey are men of national reputation and all teleated to serve upon this tribunal because of fitness, high char acter ana Interest In tho futuro of the game. No member ot tho tribunal has a nnaaolal Interest In tha National League nor In any of lu olnbei therefore they may bo expeoted to act Impartially and for what may be deemed to bo for the best Interest of all. If any player autre because of this law or reform andilapenaltles.lt will be hla own fault. Thero la nothing In the game that calls for tha ue of vllo language and the League Is positively determined that ungcmlenianly language In a gentleman's game shall no longer lie permitted. In thu future let It lie under stood that no player need over again submit tamely and without redress to tho filthy and Ineultlnir Ian gitalin of an opposing player. In Ihe future let It bn understood th.tt tho umpire Is not without redress and ! not to be driven Into resigning because or tho vile Insults which will not permit him to serve longer without entlro loss of etr-reiuect. Jjft It be distinctly understood that In the future we propose to protect tho patrons from the vil lainously nlthy langnago that Is used by n very llm lied number of players. Lot It bo fully understood by elub official, umpire, and player that this measure results from a cry of alarm from thn press and the public, ami In response to tbo universal de mand for reformation tho league pledges Itself to the ptrss and publlo to suppress the evils hereby sought lo bo remedied at any or whatever cost. Joui T. nacsll. ) J ixr.8 A. IIaht, Committee. A. II. Bodix. 1 "By this address to the plnyars," Brush con tinued, "It Iservldent that no man can say that ho did not know of this rulo whau brought to task. It Is u rulo to kill Indecenoy. and the Board of Disclnllno Iiob nbsoluto authority to convict or aaqult. There Is no appeal, except to tho Board of tho DIroctors, In caso of new ovldcnco being submitted, Now, If wo cannot uass this, resolution unan imously Ictus admit to tho players right hero that wo cannot stop .'bis ovll. Let us lie right down before tho publlo and quit. But I want to sny that If tho measure Is not adopted I will stop iho evils at Cincinnati if I forfoit ovory game on my grounds ttrJs year. Chairman Soden again ordered tho roll to be called. Abell of Brookryn arose quickly and suggostod that ovcry el Fib President sign his nnmo. Thcro wera soverol objections to this, although thoy wero of a mumbling nature, be cause tho objectors wore afraid of publicity, ltoblson, how oyer, shouted: "Wo nro trying this case before a jury of tvvolvo clubs, with all tho evidence onthoone side. If we put this measuro through wo may bodoprlvlngDlnyersof a living. If a man waa arrested ou tho stroots of St. Louis for using such language as has boeu cited hare in tho let tors of tho umpires ho would be fined at tlio most $100 and urobably not more than $5. jot we proposo to put ball olayora ont of tho way of getting a livelihood for Just ouch practices. I won't voto for It as it Is now. I vv ant my amend ment carried." Just thon Ilnnlon of Baltimore, who had been listening quietly in A cornor and had not spoken before, asked too CL'alruinn for permission to cay something. Kver.vbody waa attention wbon tbo manager of the ex-ehamplous remarked in a cool, calculating way: "For fifteen rears I was a ball player, and in that period I know of only two oases whero thoro was any language used to umpires that was not exactly proper. Ono Instance was at Detroit, when tho Chlcagos wero playing thcro. Anson was lined $110 byOatrney nnd put off tho Held. IvvnB tno other otfondcr. and I was fined $50 and put oil tho Held. I want to say at thlstllno tbnt lain in favorof tho cloojicst kind of basoball in tbo future, and that tho resolution as drawn np by Mr. Brush hlus tho nail on the head, and has won the support of thn Baltimore Club. I will say further, that if It is passed and ono man is piuiisbod I'll wagor anything that I have in the world that tho Board of Discluliuo'a duties will bo very light afterward. 1 am iu favor of tbo resolution. Hart of Chicago made a ringing speech, most of which was directed at ltoblson. "There's absolutely no excuse for foul Inn guago on thu ball field, und therefore 1 bellovo that a man vvhu does indulgo In it, so that women or respectaJilo men can hoar it, should bo ruled out for llfo for tho first offence. A ball club conducts a pleasure ? round, which Is on tho par with any theatre, f at tbo theatre a performer, who should Btrlko a wrong note wnllo singing some popular ditty, should rush toward tho leader of the orchestra and call him some of tho names vvhlch bull players havo called tlmplres, tho audience would climb ovor tho footlights and got him. Not only that, tho newspapers would bo tilled with matter de nouncing such behavior as a disgrace and call ing for tho Immediate closing of tho tboatro. Thero is no difference between a theatrical en tertainment and a ball game, so far as tho patronage is concerned. Therefore I maintain that this resolution should bo adopted without any further parloy." President Ebbets of tho Brooklyn Club then made bis maiden speech at a Leaguo meeting. Ho said in a clear voloo: "Jin. ClIAIHlIAV AND OKXTXKMEN OF TIID Leaouk: As President und owner of tho Brook lyn Clubl would like to say that lam in favor of this measuro as it has been originally drafted by tbo committee, because tho Brook lyn Club docs not udvocato filthy lan guago and rowdyism at anyBtago. If wo can not make our money through clean ball playing und gentlemanly tactics wo don't want to make any, and I would sooner got out ot basoball thnn appear to be In favor of passing over theso evils without taking dellnlto action. I am iu favor of the Brush rule without conditions." l'ulllam of Louisvillo then made somo puz zling remarks about the position of his club. Ho said that he did not know whuthor ho could vote for the rule or not. Incidentally ho men tioned the name of tho only playor who was re ferred to openly during tho entire session, anil that wns "Scrnppy" Joyco. "If this rulo becomes a law," ho further said, " the Louisville and all theso other clubs will bo held to It strictly, but wbon wo go to Now York 'Scrappy' Joyco will probably uso tho most hor rlblo language Imaginable, as is his custom, and when we protest against it we will bo thrown out of tho grounds." Thcro was a genoral laugh around tbo room. Pulllamwascut short by another demand that tho roll be called. It was evident that several of tbo magnates wero afraid tu express tholr opinions in tho presenooof newspnpor reportors, and l'ulllam broke tho ice by asking why tho League could notnt thnt point go Into ovcutlvo session, ltoblson boomed to bo of tho same opin ion, but the reporters united in saying that lucy wished to bear tho discussion out. so that they could put overyliody on record. Consequently there was no further opposition. When each club President was askod for his voto everybody said "Yes," and when Presi dent Young called for tho Now York Club's vote Hoilen said, with considerable emphasis, tho word "Yes." This, In tho estimation of nil tho magnates present and nccortllug to Sodcn him self! will bind that club to live up to the rulo In every particular. ltoblson then tried to square himself by saying that he was only joking and merely wanted to block legislation for tlio fun of It. Hovvas Im mediately accused of having several members on his team who. If they continued their be havior of tho past tlvo years, will bo dragged up beforo the Board of Discipline without ceremony. This, in bis estimation, was not funny at ull, and ho lost no tlmo In Buying so. Ho declared that every team ill tho Leaguo hnd rnwdios on It, and thnt thoy would havo to be called down just as quickly as anybody ho had. After some llttlo unofficial discussion the magnates adjourned for dinner, ufter passing resolutions to thu mem orv of C II. Hvrnn. During tho morning session nothing of im porluncu wns ouno bev ond listening to tho re port on transportation and telegraph, the de lulls or which do nut Interest tho public. Tho Brooklyn Club, artorgotting tho consent of ull League clubs, has released Pitcher Fisher to tho Omaha Club of the Western League. Kbhcts has also purchased tbo release of Pitcher llorton of .Syracuse. He did this, ho 8ii) b, hecauso Pitcher Dunne has asked an exorbitant salary uud Pitcher Dovvd has refused to nuswor tho telegrams or letters Bont to him by the club. It is quite probablo that Tucker will remain at Washing ton ob llrst baseman. Jack Dojlo has written a letter to Wagnor to tho effect that ho would not Play at Washington undor any consideration. Dojla further snya thul if Wagner does not Undo him to tho Chicago Club or bouiu other big team, ho will retire from tho gamo and go into business nt Hiilynko. Wngner said to-night that Doylo would either plu) ut Washington or hoiouldgut out of mo giinie, but Inildentally reimirkcu that Tucker would bu retained for Washington, und thnt he would play ilmt base. Ho also states Unit Tucker's release cannot bo purchased for 300, but It unvbody vvunls him if-'.ooo will bo bis figure. '1 he delegates to-iilght havo boon cauvnssed ns to tho udvUnblllty of setting apart tho gross ro culpts of nil League games on a certain day tho coiuliigiicnsou, probably bofore Decoration Day. the amount to bo sont lo the Secretary of War for tha erection of a monumont to tho memory or tho sailors of thu United States battleship .Maine. Tlio idea was suggested by ltoblson of Cleveland and is lliidlng favor with uvcrybody. It la said that the various minor leagues will bouskod lojoln hnnds iu tho movement and play similar games onthosaiuo day. It Is not intended to havo these iiieiclv cxhlblliuii games In ihoi old season, but In inks the receipts or tho regular chaui nloiiMilii gnmoB when tho patronage is lurge. Iho matter will ho placed beforo the Lcuguu to liionuiv morning for action. i'.vcrvbody Idcutllled with tho Leaguo believes but rowdyism has rcielvi-da knockout blow, but tho reformers havo not liiilshod their labors. They say that kicking, too. will bo dealt with Jusl as severely as has been dono with ubuslve langungo. It Is probablo that the Leaguo will make somo dicker wllh Von Dor Abe during the next day or two, although ho still maintains that ho will stay in tha game. Ho has retired from uctive control of Iho St. Louis Club, so ho says, and .MuclceufiiBH claims to bo In .ibsoluto uiithurit). on Dor Alio Is dead mi far oh League politics id cuiiierncd, and tho mugnntes have bocn con-viiice-d since tholriirrtviil hero that tbo publlo nf si IjOiils wnnnichuiigo, noiiiultcrwho takes Iho club. Coiiboque'iiil) it will not be u surprise if a big deal Is pushed through between now and Thursday nlghi, James Muunlug nnd Tom Loftus, Western Leaguo magnntes, who wero present when the Brush resolution was adopted, have telegraphed ull the other manageroof the Western League, udvlilnif tbpm to adopt it at onto and to appoint . s j. .-,. .. r a similar Board of Discipline, Thoy tar tho Western Losguo will fall In line. Late last night tbo report of tho Temple Clip Committee waa accepted, which means that there will bo no more games for that trophy. Tho report of tho Commlttco on Amendments . tos interesting, in tbnt It wa tho first real t'bot fired at rowdyism. Tho constitution ho boon to changed that horoatter when tbo re.tular or substitute umpiro fail to appear It b'hnll be compulsory on tho part of each cap tain to select n lubstituto player of on opposing team to act as umpiro. In (hat way tho homo club ca. n't bring out a partisan to officiate as was dm o at Clovclnnd last year. Another new rulo una been framed whereby Broteatotl games must be qulcitly deoidod by tho oard ot' DIroctors, providing tho protest Is filed wltbln 11 vo days after tbo gamo In question has been flayed. Tho President of tho board has pnvvor to ilecldo n protest offhand, nnd If his ruling V not satisfactory, on tho nppoal of the protestivig clubs ho can take n mall voto of tha lioard. Avn addition to the clnuso providing for $1,000 flntv for forfeiting a game bccauno ot non-appoaransv or vvltbdrnvval from tho llcld rends that for purposely delaying the gams or refusal to obey empire command to play ball, n club that forfeits a gamo is liable to a lino of $300. This was aa'optcd unanimously. Princeton's Ilaseball nrhsanlo. PniNCETO.v. March 1. B. G. Wilson, manager of tho Princoton University basoball team, to nlg.'it gave out tho schodulo of this season's games. Two games ench havo bean arranged with Yale and Harvard. In oasa of a tlo with Yale tho third gamo will bo played Juno 18, probably at Cambridge. Tho schedulo Is as follows: March SO, Fordham at Princoton; April g, Columbia at Princeton! April 0, Unlrentty of 3tiryland at Baltimore; April 0, Georgetown at WashtnfitoniAprll 11, Georgetown at Washington: April 12. University of Virginia at Charlotlsvlllei April 10. Franklin Marshall at Princeton! April XO, LaXarette at Prince ton; April 27, UnlverillT ot Maryland at yrlnce ton; April DO. Cornell nt ltbaca; 31av 4, Lrhlgh at Prlueetoni May 7. Drown at Irovl dencet May II, All Scholastic, at l'rlncAtoni May 12, University of Virginia at PrlnietoniMay 1, Hurvard al Prlucetou: May 18, Lorayettn at Kastt'm May at, Corm-lt at Princeton, May 26. brown at Princeton; Muy is. Harvard at Cambridge! May til,. Andoier at I'rlncctoni June 1, Georgetown at Prince ton! June 4. Yale at New Haven: June K. Lawrence vllleatl'rlnastuni Juno ll.Ynloat Princeton! Juno i It), reserved tor third garni! with Yale In cue of a tie. I Ilaseball Kotos. Clivelind, March 1. James McAleor has signed with the Cleveland Club. There Is a letter ot this office for the manager of tho Ironsides Ilaseball Club of Newark. New Hails, March 1 Tho Yale Law School nine bss arranged games with many of tbo leading college teams of tho Kast. Aside from tho contests wltn teams In this vicinity, the schedulo follows: April 7, Wilmington, Del., nt Wilmington; H, llaltlinoro A. C. at Baltimore! ti. Culuuiblau University, at Washing ton! II, St. John's College, at Annapolis! 12, Vllla nora College, at Vlllanora: May 4. Kordharn, at Ford hami 14, Harvard Laiv School, at Cambridge; SO, Slontclalr A. C. (two games), at Montclalr. The mem bers ot lost year's Yale fresh man crew have presented Jim ltodgers, the ox-football captain, with a hand some trophy silver cup for hie efforts In coaohlng them last year when they defeated the Harvard ana Cornell freshmen, Imicc. March 1. The Cornell basebellteam has for some years been handicapped because of poor prepa rations relative to the llncst points of tho gsmefrom tho fact that tho only coaching the team has been able to get has been from graduate players. Man ager Caunon and Capt. Young anuounced to-day that au effort would lie mode- to secure the services of Hugh Jennings of tho Baltimore League team. Jen nings Is now at St. Lionaventure College, but has slg ullled his wllllngneas to como to Cornell until tho rirofesslonal aoason opens. Tho doubt of hts coach ng the team arises from the fact that Dean Horatio B. White, who la faculty advisory member to tho baseball club. Is unalterably opiwsed to profes sional coachln?. and hla onnoiltlan svlll hsrs to be overcome before Jennings's services can beaecured. This can only bo done by a vote of the athletic council, and it Is extremely doubtful it the council will voto directly against Dean White's w Ishes In the matter. Ills f cellnir tu the matter la so strong that he would unquestionably resign from tho council if Bueh action was taken. It Is conceded by all, the dean included, that a professional coaoh w ould put the Cornell team on equal merit with the nlues nf the big universities, but l'ror. White objects to professional coaching on general principles, and prefers that tho team get along as best It can with graduate coaching, claiming that the day will come when tho graduate roaiheswlll be able to accomplish as good results with the team as a professional, and that It win redound more to Cornell's credit to stand for graduate coaches aa against professional coaches Tbe Italtlmore Uench dhow. Bai.timoue, March 1. A sensation at the Bench Show,to-day was tho defoat of the Verona Kennel's collie. Heather Mint, winner of the norico, free-for-all, and winner's classes for her sot at tho WcBtminstor Kennel Club ehow in No w York last w eek, by George Paper's Haven stono Beauty, shown by Bob Armstrong. Itavcostono Boauty is but eight months old. Sho is u black, sable, and while, of splendid slzo and coat, by Wollesbourne Conqueror Dnrvven Peggy, and this Is only tho third tlmo tho young dog has been benched for competition. At Now market and Derby, in England. Havenstone Bonuty won ovory prizo in sight, nud was bought by Itapor, who brought her to this coun try when ho came to judgo at Now York. She Is now in charge of Armstrong, manager of J. 1. Morgan's kennel. Heather Mint Is ono of the four brought from Kngland before tho Boston show by James Watsun for J. do Huytor of Han Francisco, uud this is her llrst defeat ia this country. Williamsburg A. A. Vnraee. Capt. P. J. Reunlnger mapped out a very Interesting programme for thu Indoor competitions ot the Wll. Ilamsburg A. A. last night at tbe clqbhouso on Wither street, near Graham avenue, Drooklyn, and a large crowd of spectators wero present and witnessed somo very Hi i ly sport. Tbe summary: Htamtlng High Jump Won by Luke Ii. Packard, with 4 feet u Indies: K. M. Htuddardt, second, 4 reel S Inches: vv. Miller, third, .1 fret u Inches. Standing Hop, Slep, and Jump Won by Luko n. I'ackanl. wllh '.'4 feet 2 Inchest J. J. Itellley, second. XS foct 7 Inches, W. Miller, third. 2a feet a Inches. Potato Gathering Competition Won by O. n. Hronn, I". (I. Itennluger second, M. Illrkard third, lime, j:l seconds. Hopping ltace Won by Luko U.Packard. M. Illrk ard second, J. J. Rellley third. Time, UCj seconda. Running Hlgn Jump for Novices Won by J. H. Sohemin, with 4 feet I Inches! M. Illrkard. second. 4 feet -1 luclH'Bi W. Miller, tntrd. 4 feet J Inches. standing Hroad Jump Won by J. H. Scheinni, with 8 foot 4"-j Inchest CM. Htoddardt second, 8 feet 2ij InehiB! 31. Illrkard third, H feet a Inches. tflThreo standing Jumps Won h K M. Stoddardt. with 20 feet 4 Inches. J. II. Schemm seoond, US feel llli. Inches: M. Illrkard tldrd. 211 feet 1 Inch. Thirty lards' Obstacle Ilaeo-Wou by W. Miller. O. n. lirown Beeond, v. o. Rennlnger third. Time, 21 4-8 aeconds. Yachtsmen In session. Tho thirty-first annual meeting of tbo Columbia Yacht Club was held at tho Grand Union Hotol last night, and, as usual, was .followed by a collation. The gathering was an unusually large one, and tho following ticket as elected without opposition: Commodore Wnlther Luttjen, steam yacht Llntai Vice-Coinmodoro W. Dixon Ellis, naphthayachtllam blen Hear Commodore W. O. Tragrser. boeretary Ocorgo Parkklll, Treasurer Joseph A. Weaver. Fleet Burgeon Henry Orlswold. M In. sloop Venture! Meos urer W, KQuackvnhusb; members of tho Hoard of Trusties to berve two years, J, Y. Hitchcock. W. U Carpenter and o. W.Tavlor. The i members of tho Riverside Yacht Club of River side, ton,,,, i10ia npeuiai mooting at thn Arona In Kaatrnirlyilrst street lust night, commodore o. o. Tvson presided and John 0. 1'orter acted as Secrclarr. . .er. f'xty Jsebisnien wero prrsrnt, und It was de cided by n pracilcallt unanimous vote that hereafter tho anuuul dues of ihe club will be fib. Meat V. M. c. A. llamllrapper. John V. Cross of the Twenty-third street Y. M, C. A. has received ortlclol notlco from tho Section Com mittee ot tho Athletic. Leaguo of North America ot hla appointment as tho ofliolal handlcapiwr of tbo X' i.1, it. i' r' tllu "ntlro Kutern nectlou In tho United Stales. Otorgo T. nephron, becretary of tho Inturnntlonal Committee, who uresentod tbo name of Cruss, sulci, -Tie onico sueka thu man." cross bus bad twtlvo years' experleucu In tho work. I-oiiL Tho annual handicap pool tournament of tho Cres cent A. C. begau at tbo city homo of tho organisation on Monday night. 0. K. MeMahou, scratch, and A. It, Fish, handicap SO. wera tho lontestonta. Fish woo lu eleven frames by the score ot au to U7, ii Cranks. i Bocauso a man happens to" bo more particular than the or- ' ' ; ; dinary mortal, ho iB usually ; ;; called a crank. Wo are look- ' J ; iuK for just that man. Keep's J ; ; ; shirts will fit his body and Buit '' ' ; ; his mind. "Wo know it ; ! Muilo to measuro six for ?0j it J J ; IniiiHioreti fl.00 more, ! ; Colored shirts will bo more;; ; in voguo this spring than ever, ; ; nnd Keep' Hseleottou of designs ; is, as usual, up to date. ; ; KEEP MFG. CO., jj ! Makers of Keep's Shirts, J B'way, bet. nth & 12th Sts, 00K0 t HOWLING. rinebr XeBocrmas ponlero Led the Wow Vork Wensraa leagae Teams. Not one of the spectators who wltnmesd too Vow Tors: Women's league tournament games at tbo Re tail Orocers" Hall alloys woro surprised when the loorsr announced, after yesterday's Installment of games, that the plaoky bowlers of tha Monogram Club of Brooklyn were In the lead. Tbe latter play ers' score of 401 equals tbe leading total rolled by tho Unter TJas Ho. 1 team, but as tho latter Ore made one pin lets oa tho last frame, the Monograms, ac cording to tbo rales of tho tournament, have a slight advantage over their rivals Just inoughto carry off tha first prise should any other team fall to f Quel or past tbo above total. The scores! rtatT uiarc Jolly Women Mrs. Ilarde, 77 Mrs. Smith, 73 1 Mrs. Tlaum, SO) Mrs. Ball, H1 Mrs. Btocklngor, SI, Total, U8U SICOKO OkHt. Horddeuttoher Women Mrs. Rpaahoff, t)7i Mrs. Brum. UOiMrs. Nolier, 78; Mrs. Volgt, 80 Mrs. Sle gert, to. Total, 880. Tnmo tuc Columbia No. 1, Team No. 1 Mrs. J. Wllkfnl, 8B Mrs. Zlmmermaun, Dot Mrs. Folser, 03 1 Mrs. Ecfchof, 7l Mrs. llonuer, 88. Total. 397. rODBTII QUI. Columbia No. 1. Team Mo. 8 Mrs. J. D. Wllkena, A7 Mrs. Itoook, 0 Mrs. Schmalt, V2 Mrs. Vrerckt, fit! Mrs. Smith, 70; Total, U7U. rirrnojjtx. Defender of Torkvlllo Mrs. Elumera. 88i Mrs. Kruspo, 70 1 Mrs. Meyer. 80s Mrs. Dleke, 70 i Mrs. Scbrooder, 00. Total, 805. sinu OAMB. Gutllols Mrs. Bothmann, 01: Mrs. Luokhardt, SS Mrs. Wlohmana, 00 Mrs. Btrebolt, S3 1 Mrs. Volgt, SB. Total, 87o. ggVESTU OlMg. Crescent Mrs. E. Wlmnier, R0 Mrs. A. Sehmlat, 74i Mrs. lustier, 7(1 1 Mrs. T. Stoecker, OS; Mrs. J. Wise, 07. Total, 3S. Kiorrrn oui. I Monogram Mrs. Ilodevln. 87; Mrs. Rosklrk, 70 I Mrs. Weeka. S7 Mrs. llobsrUon, B4 Mrs. Jacques, I U4. Total, 481. Two victories for tbo Lotas team and one game for the Cables was tha result la Ihe Harlem Leaguo ssries last night. The scores: riasT GAME. Audubon-Dlrkott, 170j J. Brand, 134; Koertge, ISO: Miller, KOUSlernsen, 8 IIP. Total, WW. Lotus W. denies, msi F. Gerdes, IDS!: ltehm, 152i Schilling, 804! Boemmermann, iliO. Total, BU7. sncoiip mat. Audubon Dlrkott. 130; J, Brand, 1(11: Koertge, BUI: Miller, 14USlemsen, 170. Total. eXH. Cable Clrlm in, lull: Springer, 180; Becker, 148: Itunner, IBOjMaler. 1S4. Total, 883. THIRD UAUk. Lotrti W. Oerdos, IBS; F. Oerdes, 1R8: ltehm, IDS: Ecbtlll.ng, 174t Boemmermann, tub. Total, 8117. Cablo Orimm, 171: Springer, 1(11: Decker, 1E3 Runner, IBM: Mater, 143. Total, 737. Only one series, which was postponed and wilt be played to-morrow ulgbt, will complete the Associated Cycling Clubs ot Now York tournament. Tbo ltoi al Arcanum Wheelmen won two games last night. The cores ! , naar oaxk. Manhattan Blcyelo Club McFarland. 130: Pelln, 140: Wheeler, lltf; Klmmele, uv; Fraenkle, IBS, Total, 085. Royal Arcanum Wheelmen Jobansraeyer. 128: Soncourt, 107: Crura, 100; Ostertag, 147: Demmler, 180. Total, 7U1. second OAJir. Manhattan Bicycle Club McFarland. 104; Pelln, IDS! Wheeler, 1H3; Klmmele. 143. Fraenkle, 173. Total. 770. C-ntury Wheelmen Walsh, 18Bi Fletcher, 147; Kaiser, 100: McUonnell, 187: KlInLer, IV J. Total, 7U0. THinD OCUK. Royal Arcanum Wheelmen Johantmeyer, 172: Doncunrt. V13: Crum. 1S8; Ostertag, 188: Demmler, 151. Total. 847. Century Wheelmen Walsh. 183 Fletcher, 110; Kalaer, 177;McConnell, 14:Kllnker, 156. Total, 783. Dy winning two games on Monday night In the Staten laland Amateur Bowling League, the Btaten Islands win the championship. The scores: FIRST GAME. Richmond flee. 1S6 : Hose, 1 S3 : Orirnth, I9B;Lud wig. 15U: Clark. 105. Total. H3h. Fearless Brttl. 138; A. Verkruien. 137: Rappcn bagcu, 138; B. Verkruten, 178: vans. 13U. Total, 780. SECOXD OiMX. Slaten Island Seimcr. llfl; Host wick. 153: Wor rell, 14B: Lelgel. 1st; VanDurer, lliu. Total. 70S. Peerless Brill, 15W; A. Verkruren. 157: Kappen hagen. HO; B. Verkruien, 1S6; Evans, 135. Total. Tin. Titian aixE. Staten Island Selmer, 170; Bostwlck. 144; Wor rell. 108: Lelgel, 100: Vun Duzer. 141. Total, 773. Richmond Geo, 1UB; Rose, 1113: Grlftltb, 14Si Ludwlg, 134; Clark, 128. Total. 73. Tbe rivalry existing among tho bowling teams tn the different nowspaper offices resulted In a game yesterday afternoon at tho Oermanla Assembly Rooms alleys between the Odds and Ends of The biT-r composing room and the Leftovers of tho Journal. The Left Overs having beaten tlio rtret team In tho Journal office and tho Odda and Ends having won from the orack Senoeas of Tux bc-f, considerable In terest waa manifested In the reault of this game. The Od a and Ends won by 88 pins. Tbo scores: Odds and Ends Corlietr, 151; Lobr, 132: Afford. 87: Ulllesple, 177: Nuttborn. 135: Knecht. 165: Wardley. b2; Tiffany, IBd; Collins, 130; Perry, 134. Left Overs Brodle, 131: Holman, ISO; Poison, 05; Sehrooder, 131; Rose, 171i Uvrson. 1K5: Cook, llBi Illpklnt, 112; Ludwlg, Ili4; Armstrong, 122. Total, 1,V42. The players of the Continental National Bank aver aged less than 100 each In tho two llank Clerks' League games played by that team at Hold's alleya last night. Tbo scores: riasT OAHK. Chase National Bank 3fartln, 150: Smith, 188; Freed, 1B7: Bchepps, 136: Mitchell, 129. Total, D7S. Continental National Htmk White, 1 1 1 ; 1 1 argons, 05: Ilaynes. 74; Towuscml. 7B; McDonald, 134. Total. 4U0. srcoin out, Continental National Bank White. 128; Ilargons. 81i Ilaynes, 100; Townsond, 5: McDonald, 102. To tal, Bol. Corn Exchange Bank Oerdts, 183i Buckley. SB; Nolson. 110: Uanna, 110; Mitchell, 108. Total. 684. Tiunn OAMB. Chase National Bank Martin. 128: Smith. ISS: Freed. HOi Bchepps. 8(1, Mitchell, 127. Total, S73. Cora Exobaogx llank (Jurats. 182: Buckley, 116: lielson, 103: Manna, 116; Mitchell, 130. Total, 621. The games In the Carruthers national tournament In Brooklyn last night resulted as follows: FIRST OAHE. C. and C Stoner. 160; Van Slcklen. 131; Klelx. 1H8 O'Connor. 122: Franklsh, 184. Total, 811. Logan Wheelmen Bacbrach, IHO; Me Lit. 132 Whit beck, 178i Egelhoff, 13t) bharkey, 176. Total, 780. SECOID OAJIE. Logan Wheelmen Bachrach, 200i Meht, lB.li Whlt-bec-k, 155: Egelhorr. 11)6; Sharkey, 137. Total, BOU Houth l'aw Martin, 178; Modfcus. 200; Kendall. 202; Jenkins, 140; Biersbcnk, 100. Total, die. TI1II1D OAME. South Taw Martin, 183; Medlcui. 142; Rendall. 10U; Jenkins, 141, Blrrshenk, 143. Total. (Ins. C. and C Stoner, 137: Van Slcklen, 102; Kielr. 157; O'Connor, 140; Frauklsh, 133. Total, 7 IB, The Oermanla loam made a clean sweep In the Fire Insurance League tournament series last night. Tho scores: PtOST OAUK. Oermanla Ilautbwohl, 105; Hahnel. 67; Jewell. 143; l'almedo, 14.1; Barber. 147. Total. 705. London and Liverpool and Globe Walker. lBOi Gardner. 180; Smith, 110; Beutloy, 101i Hkinner. UO. Total, 574. SECOSD OAE. Oermanla nruthwohl, 17.1; Mahnrl, 137: Jewell. 180: Palmedo, 1:16, Barber. 163. Total. 751, Loudon and Liverpool and Olobu Walker. 140: Bentley. 135: Sklnnor, 128; Smith, HI; Oardner. 134. Total, (157. TlilRD O.AVK. Oermanla-Ilouthwohl. lfiiii Ilahnel, ISO: Jewell 113; Palmedo, 181: Barber, 162. Total. 744. London and Liverpool and (Hobo Walker, 186i Bentley. I28i Bklnner, 1J4; Smith, 108; Oardner. 165. Total, 706, fowling Cameo To-Night. Uarlem Republican Club New York Howling club United Bowling Clubs' Iloadplu Tournament OothamNo. I, Ootham No. 2, (Jotham No. 8, Acme. Police Ciazetta, Krakeulla. and llelnebund. Now York Itoyal Arcanum Loague-Colfar Council Lenox Council, and Knickerbocker Council. Harlem Leagus Itlverdale, Empire, and Boulevard. Lltho-Artlst L'onuagen and Itultg, Miller and Oer hardi, and Ihonsfsld and Lamnreclit. Carruthers N,tfnnal Twouiy-slxth Ward, Bedford Council, and Fidelia. Long Island Association of Cyollng Clubs, Class A Nassau Wheelmen vs. Pcquoil Wheelmen. UrpokljnW-on u n's .League-Hand In Hand, Original Vlgllants, andUvdy Echo. Capltal-lirlgbtMtar, Homestead, and I, D, K. Twenty-sixth Ward-Eccentrio vs. Olenmore, at Stelnheuser's alttya. Jersey City L ague-CUo vs. Teutonla, at Clio al leys i Union va. Kl ondyke, at Union alleysi Ocean vs. Columbia, at Ocean alleys. Suburban Alhlet lo Club Leaguo Rosevllle A. A. vs Summit Howling C lub. at Uosevlllo A. A. all.rai Itlvi ersldo A.C. vs. Oolumbla Club, at Itlversldo A. c. alleys; south Ora,-ig. F. C vs Montclalr ClubT at South Orange F. Cillers. ,,.. New Jersey Asavwlailon-Oraulte, Spartan, and New Jersey fnterclub u ague Orilanl P. C. va Union, at Orltaul 1 C olle)s. Hockey, A well-contested ama of hookey was the atlrao tlon at the St. Nlchol as bkatlng Rink last night, tbo contestants being the second teams or the New York Atbletlo Club and the St. Nicholas Skating Club, Tho last named organization won by a score ot 3 to 1 Tho score at the end i if the first half wu a tie, Robb andllalrd each scoring a goal for their respective learns. In the seoond half, however. Barron uiado he wlnulug lally. spooling Ihe goal ou u uaas bv Pope after aomo clevi r passing and dribbling. The llno-up. "" XI. Nlcholat S. C VviltUmt. .v. v. j n Wliarion . .ileal Cainplwli Rolill . . , I'O 111 . itodelln-M l.amm...v. ."o-u. - : -SS Pope (Capt. I .J ( ..Siiaulilng . teferee-ltogert. N 1'. A. c. Time of hMvel-lS minutes each. UoaU For N. Y. A, C. Balrd. I or Bl lcholasB.C,. nobbandUajfroa. 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JoeTbum, who was In Buffalo attending tho Inter state Leaguo games, did not get back to this rltj until last Fridar. and ou that account the meeilnir to re organise Tin: HUN Individual championship toiirmT ment was postponed until to-morrow iilitht, vt In n tha contestants, selected from tho many api.ltiams hi i"e"rei!0 lompete. will nrronge nil urei-siars mat ters. Tho tournam nt will coiiimeiire ou viiinlai. Jr.V!S1'14i,n'.1 eontlnuo on four nights each cel, barring tho nights when tho Interstate Leaguo games ffpgrtflmnu'ji! (Sooilg. I "WE SELL" I tho JPiotve, tho Crawford, I ,f Victor, " Orient, " Stearns, Dayton t Wolit-American IIICYGLEM, J On our popular plan of X AND $ X 10 or IS MONTHLY J'AY.UEXTB Of $3.50, $5.00. $0.2o. S CALL OK WHITE. J The Eanitame Geuiral Proyiding Co. I 29 BROADWAY, N. Y. X (Third floor, Columbia Ilulldlny). J I 123 B'way, cor. 25th st. A CT7ilrtf floor, Toii-iisemf JlutUIUujj. $ NO. 3 1 0 WEST 59TH ST. (Tlnl.l.arn Cycle Co.) 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