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N.W. aufi-tu.wfcX-tf THE ABBOT'S DEFEAT Gresceus Distances Him on the Brighton Trac?, OVER 15,000 PERSONS WERE PRESENT Rain Prevents Game at American League Park o CURRENT SPORTING NEWS Cresceus, the game son of Robert Mc Gregor, is monarch of all he surveys in the trotting world, and was doubly crowned king yesterday at Brighton Beach, when he defeated The Abbot in straight heats, leading him to the wire nearly three parts of a length in the first heat in 2.03 1-4, the, fastest mile ever trotted in a race, and.dis tancing him in the second heat in 2:001-4. At no time In the race did The Abbot lead, and only at the start did his brown muzzle lap the blonde mane of the great chestnut. He was beaten stride for stride by the best horse, and there is a lurking belief in the minds of thousands who wit nessed the race that, if pushed harder, Cresceus could have equaled the world's record time of 2 02 1-4, made by him in exhibition. There is no knowing what he can do when at his topmost speed, and the oldest experts predict Cresceus as the two minute trotter, if this long-looked-for per formance is ever realized. While the race had an unsatisfactory ending and The Abbot may not have been considered at his best, the result was none the less creditable to the winner, as he beat the "Hamlin hoss" in as fast a mile as the latter has ever trotted (2.031-4), which stood as the world's record until twice lowered by the "Ohio wonder." From what was seen of the two horses together yesterday Cresceus appears the master, his willingness and courage never faltering, while his bulldog ambition to get as far away as possible from his pursuer stamps him as the greatest trotting phenomenon the harness world has ever known. His staying qualities are unquestioned, and, while many think The Abbot might beat him a heat, if at his best, the consensus of opinion is that the trotter does not exist that can head him to the finish in a five-heat race. The Attendance. A trotting race near New York never drew so large a crowd as gathered to wit ness the battle of the champion stallion, Cresceus. with a record of 2.02 1-4, and The Abbot, the champion gelding, with a mark of 2.031-4. The trotting kings met for the world's championship and a purse of $12,000, which, it was reported, was di vided. $7,000 to the winner and $5,000 to the loser. There was a larger crowd present than ever seen on a New York trotting track. The grandstand was simply packed, and this despite the fact that reserved seats with admission cost $4, while boxes holding four persons were all disposed of at $30 each, in addition to the regular admission. While the seating capacity is but 3.500, it was undoubtedly a fact that close to 5,000 persons were jammed into the structure. Every available space between the stand and the track was packed, and the pad dock. infield and cheaper admission field contained a legion of people. The attend ance was variously estimated at from 15, 000 to 20.000. It was a different crowd from that which goes to Brighton Beach to see the running horses. It was a sedate, more staid assemblage, and there was little dis cussion about the odds and a great deal about the breeding of horses. Crescent* tl?e Favorite. The first auction pool that was sold went $200 for Cresceus and $100 for The Abbot. Then some brave man ran Cresceus' price up to $500. Such effrontery stampeded The Abbot's backers, who were slow to respond, but by dint of much coaxing finally raised $200 and the pool was sold at that price. Cresceus' stock steadily gained, while The Abbot was hammered down. The auction pool finally settled down to $250 for Cresceus to $75 for The Abbot, odds of 10 to 3, and as soon as the "book ies" started their heat betting they nat urally picked up the price that had been made in the auction pools. Ketchnm Drawn Fole. Before the race George Ketcham, the owner of Cresceus, and "Ed" Geers, the driver of The Abbot, walked on the track in front of the judges' stand and became the target for half a dozen cameras. The starter announced that Mr. Ketcham and Mr. Geers would settle the important mat ter of position for start in the first heat by flipping a coin. It went into the air and Mr. Ketcham turned away with a broad grin on his face. "He's got the pole," said a bystander, when he saw how pleased the owner of Cresceus looked, and it was a good guess. Loud applause greeted the horses as they made their appearance at half-past 3 o'clock. They scored down past the stand, and the smoothness of The Abbot's gait was freely commented upon. "He is a pretty horse," said one fair enthusiast. "I don't care if he does get beaten." This was just the opposite of the stallion. He looked big, ungainly and everything but the piece of machinery he has so often proven himself to be. His stride was long and sweeping and he dug his toes into the earth as if to stamp defiance to all who opposed him. The weather was simply perfect for the great trial and the track was like velvet, though probably a second slow. Just prior to the race a slight drizzle of rain fell, and those in the crowd without cover made a scramble for a dry spot. Heavy clouds hung threateningly cnly tor a few minutes, when they cleared away and the sun shone brightly during the rest of the afternoon. ? First Heat a Wonder. It was just 3:35 when the horses came from the paddock for the great trial. Each was driven up and down the stretch for a warming up, and when they reached the starter Cresceus was slightly in the lead and they were called back. The next time, however, they were nose and nose. Then Cresceus rushed to the front and had a lead of a length, which he held to the j quarter, making that mark in .30^. This lead The Abbott had slightly reduced at the half, which was reached in l.OlVi. and he was a very close second at the three quarter pole in 1.32*4. The vast crowd realized that a world's record was about to be made, and the grand stand arose to its feet, while the multitude, which was In the space between the stand and the track, cheered wildly. Coming down the stretch It was a battle royal, with The Abbott very close up, but Cresceus, with his bull dog grip, kept on with nostrils extended, and Just managed to beat his opponent by a shade over a half length in 2.03Vi, the world's trotting record in a race. The Second Trial. A little over half an hour had expired when the two grand horses came out tor their second trial and were started under the same conditions that existed in the first heat. They were sent away beautifully, but The Abbott had not traveled a hundred yards before he made a disastrous break, and before he could recover his gait Cres ceus was in front. The Abbott, once set tled, made a grand effort to overtake his opponent, but the son of Robert McGregor was out for victory and kept on, passing the quarter in 313i, the half in 1.02%, the the quarter in .31 the half in L.02%, the home the last quarter in 31>4 seconds, doing the mile in 2.0U1i, with The Abbott ten yards back of the flag. Cresceas Trots Third Mile With a Hnnner. As the race was best three In five, Ketch am consented that Cresceus go the heat, which he did shortly before 5 o'clock, ao companled by a runner for the first half, where he was joined by another runner, and he did the mile in 2.05, the quarter In .SO1*, the half in 1.01% and the three-quar ters in 1.34. To the credit of The Abbot It should be said that not only was this his first race of Royal Headache Tablets T Why Pat never without them. The/ act like ft charm. the season, but he also has been sick, and his best mile since his recovery was in the vicinity of 2.0U. tVhere They Play Today. Detroit at Washington. Milwaukee at Philadelphia. Chicago at Boston. Cleveland at Baltimore. American League W. K Pet. Ohlmjro 6<i 3C .625 Boston 6fi 40 .679 Baltimore... 61 41 .554 I)etn.lt 50 45 .526 w. l. ret. Philadelphia 47 48 .498 Cleveland.... 40 52 .435 Washington. 88 52 .422 Milwaukee.. 35 62 .861 National Lenfcne Clubs' Standing. W. L. Pot. Pittsburg.... 54 85 .607 Philadelphia 54 40 .574 St. Louis 55 43 .561 Brooklyn 51 44 .537 Boston W. L. Pet. 46 47 .495 New York.... 38 50 .432 Cincinnati... 87 63 .411 Chicago 38 60 .388 RAIN AGAIN INTERFERED. Yeaterdny's Game Called Off Before the Flrat Inning Ended. Yesterday's game between the Washing ton and Detroit clubs had to be called off on account of the sudden downpour of rain after the second half of the first Inning had been started. The rain lasted only five minutes, but the fall of water was heavy and unfitted the grounds for play. At the first let-up the park employes rushed on the diamond with big bags of sawdust, but in a few minutes it began raining again and Umpire Haskell finally declared the game postponed on account of wet grounds. The afternoon looked to be an ideal one for base ball, so much so that rain checks were not given to the patrons as they en tered the park, and as a result it took quite a while to furnish the out-going crowd with tickets good for today's game. Wyatt .Lee and Siever were the opposing twirlers, and if indications go for anything both pitchers were in for a trouncing, as the players had on their batting clothes. Barrett, the first man up for the Tigers, was given a free pass to first. The two following men went out on flies without advancing Barrett a base. "Kid" Gleason then broke into the game with a triple to the right-field fence and Barrett crossed the plate. Farrell and Jordan took care of the third out. For Washington Waldron was retired.short to first, and Farrtll placed a beautiful line drive safe in left field, good for one base. At this point the heavens opened and the players were literally washed off the field. The Washingtons and Detroits will play oft yesterday s postponed game tomorrow afternoon, adding it to the regular con test and making a double-header for one price of admission. The first game will start at 2:30 and the second at 4:30. In today's game the same twirlers will probably be on the rubber, and it is to be hoped that Mr. Lee will get a better start. Cleveland. JJ; Baltimore, 5. Cleveland outbatted and outfielded the Orioles yesterday at Baltimore, and won by the score of S) to 5. The fielding of the birds was very ragged, five errors being made. McGraw was benched for objecting to Umpire Connolly's decisions. Attend ance, l.fWo. Score: Baltimore. R.H.O.A.K. - Cleveland. R.H.O.A.E. McGraw, 3b 1 1 2 1 0 Pi< k'rlug.cf 3 2 110 ?Karns...... 0 0 0 0 0 O'Brien, #.22100 Donlln, lb. 0 0 14 0 1! Beck, 2b.... 2 14 11 Seymour, rf 0 0 1 1 0 L'Ch'noe.lb 1 3 9 0 1 Will'ms, 2b 1 2 2 8 0 Bradley, 3b 1 1 4 4 0 Keister, ss. 1 1 2 7 2 Wood, c.... 0 2 3 1 0 Brodle, cf.. 0 2 3 0 0 Harvey, rf. 0 1 4 1 0 Jackson. If. 0 1 0 0 0 [ Shleb'ck, ss 0 1 I 2 0 Bresn'h'n, c 1 1 2 1 1 I Brac ken, p. 0 0 0 4 0 Howell, p.. 1 10 1 1 Totals 5 8 27 19 5 I Totals 9 13 27 14 2 ?Batted for McGraw In ninth. Baltimore 1 0 002200 0?5 Cleveland 20101020 3?9 Sacrifice hits?Beck, Jackson. Two-base hits? Beck, O'Brien. La Chance (3). Shlebeck. Three base hits?McGraw, Keister. Stolen bases?Harvey <21, McGraw, Howell. Pickering. Double play?Kels ter to Williams to Donlin. First base on balls -'XT Bracken, 2; off Howell, 3. Hit by pitched ball? McGraw. Struck out?By Howell, 1. Left on bases ?Baltimore. 5; Cleveland, 7. Umpire?Mr. Connol ly. Time of game?1 hour and 40 minutes. Philadelphia. O; .Milwaukee, 4. Connie Mack's team made the long hits yesterday at Philadelphia against the Mil waukees, and as a result won out by the score of G to 4. The Brewers did all their scoring in the fifth inning, when four runs were made. Attendance, 1,925. Score: Milwaukee. R.H.O.A.K. r Phll'd'phia. R.H.O.A.E. Hog'ver, If. 1 2 0 1 1 Fultz. cf... 0 2 6 1 0 Conroy, ss.. 12 16 1 Davis, lb... 12 6 10 And'son, lb 1 0 12 1 0 Cross, 3b... 12 4 12 GUIiert, 2b. 0 1 2 6 0 Lajoie, 2b.. 1112 0 Hallin'n, rf 1 0 1 0 1 Seybold, rf. 0 1 1 1 0 Maloney, e. 0 3 5 2 0 M'Intyre, If 0 0 3 0 0 Frlel. 3b.... 0 0 1 0 0 Ely, ss 0 0 0 2 2 Bruy'tte, cf 0 2 1 0 0 Powers, c.. 1 0 6 2 0 Husting, p. 0 1 0 1 0 Wlltse, p... 2 10 3 0 Totals 4 11*23 17 3 Totals 6 9 27 13 4 ?Fultz out; hit by batted ball. Milwaukee 00004000 0?4 Philadelphia 12100011 *?6 Earned runs?Milwaukee, 1; Philadelphia, 3. Two base hits?Davis. Wiltse, Cross, Lajoie. Sacrifice bits?Hallman, Fultz. Itouble plays?Cross to Da vis; Fultz to Lajoie to Powers to Cross. on bases?Milwaukee, 10; Philadelphia, 4. First base on balls?Off Husting, 2; off Wiltse, 4. Struck out? By Husting. 5; by Wiltse, 2. Umpire?.Mr. Sheri dan. Time of game?1 hour and 40 miuutes. National League Games. At New York?First game, Boston 3; New York, 2. Second game, Boston, 5; New York, 5. At St. Louis?Chicago, 4; St. Louis, 2. EXPERT CYCLERS CONTEST. Kramer Score* Another Victory and Elke* Break* Record*. Fully 15,000 spectators witnessed the bicycle races at Buffalo yesterday. The card was a good one, including the finals of the one mile 2.10 class professional, the Pan-American circuit one mile champion ship professional, the half-mile handicap professional and an hour's contest between Harry D. Elkes of Glen Falls, Eduard Tay lore of Paris and Ray Duer of Buffalo, for the one hour exposition invitation middle distance championship and a purse of $1,000. The race became a procession after the fifth mile, for Elkes had both men safe, having lapped the Frenchman four times and Duer once. It was a beautiful exhibi tion of pace following by Elkes, however, and he broke the records for every mile from the second up to and including the nineteenth. Elkes then let up, and at the end of the hour he had covered 38 miles 1,080 yards, which is about one mile behind the record. Duer finished second, three miles behind Elkes, and Taylore was last, five miles behind the second man. The final of the one-mile championship professional between Kramer, the circuit leader, and Lawson of Buffalo, who recent ly has been showing great form, created keen interest. Kramer caught Lawson napping In the last eighth and had worked up a good sprint before the latter realized that the final struggle was on. Kramer won by two lengths. "Major" Taylor was scratch man In the final df the half-mile handicap professional. He made a spurt at the pistol shot and caught the leaders In the first quarter. On the lower turn of the last lap Bowler of Chicago crossed In front of the "Major," causing him to slacken speed and run up on the bank. The colored rider made a bid for first money with this handicap, and Wilson, Bowler and the "Major," only Inches apart, were first, second and third, respectively, at the finish. The Judges dis qualified Bowler for his foul riding and gave Taylor second money, placing the Chicago rider last. Summaries: - Half-mile handicap (professional)?Final heat?Won by Lester Wilson, Pittsburg (15 yards); "Major" Taylore, Worcester, Mass. (scratch), second; Jack Green, England (00 yards), third; James B. Bowler, Chicago (50 yards), fourth. Time, 0.56 1-5. One mile (2.10 class, professional)?Final heat won by James Bowler, Chicago; Jed Newkirk, Chicago, second; Jack Green, England, third; Otto Mayo, Erie, fourth. Time, 2:44 2 5. One-mile Pan-American circuit champion ship (professional)?Won by Frank L. Kra mer, East Orange; Iver Lawson, Buffalo, stcond. Time. 5.12 4-5 One hour exposition Invitation middle distance championship?Elkes, 88 miles 1,680 yards; Duer, 85 miles 650 yards; Taylore, 30 miles 710 yards. . Coliseum Races Postponed. The downpour of rain yesterday after noon knocked out the motor cycle races scheduled for the Coliseum last night. Al though the weather cleared up in the even ing, the track was too wet for the trials, and the races had to be called off on ac count of the danger from slipping. Owing to the postponement In Baltimore Wednes day night, it will be Impossible to raM the motors tonight, as the rules of the National Cycle Association dedare that when a post ponement Is necessary the track suffering shall have the first open date lor another attempt. As a result of this ruling the mo PARKERAtjRIOGET & CO. PARKER, BRIDGET & CO. PARKER, BRIDGET & CO. PARKER, BRIDGET & CO. What This Rummage Sale Is. It's^a midsummer clothing clean-up. But all are not midsummer goods. That's the best-part off the sale. Nine-tenths of the stock consists of medium and heavy weights?garments. just right,'ii?style and cut for the coming season. The first day was overwhelmingly successful. The crowds were even greater than during our recent half-price sale, which broke all records for big business and vast dis tribution. Today will be another record-breaker. The people just gaze in astonishment at the values?can't realize that we mean it. Dozens of times during the day have our salespeople been asked: "Can it be possible that such fine goods are being thus sacrificed?" Yes, it is possible; but only here. No other-house would think of offering their equal. But the indomitable policy of this house demands that all small lots and odds and ends must be closed out twice a year. Thus we have these Rummage Sales, and close all eyes to worth or value, as these offerings attest: Men's Suits, in light, medium and heavy weights of fancy worsteds, cassimeres and cheviots?also plain blues and black; the plain colors are mostly in large sizes, up ^ Fp Ef/Th to 50. Suits that have sold up to $18. Your o]p)<2) 0q3)HJ/ choice at Men's Coats and Vests, light, medium and heavy weights; from suits that sold as high as $20. Particular at tention is directed to the large sizes (from 44 to 50), of which there are quite a number, choice at Your $3.50 Men's Serge Coats, skeleton, half and full lined; single and double-breasted. The lined ones are from suits that sold as high as $20. The skeletons sold up to $7. Your choice at Men's Alpaca Coats that sold up to $5. Yours now for $1.50 7< 7, Men's Odd Flannel Coats that sold up to $8.00. Yours now for Men's Crash Coats from suits that sold up to $8.00. Now Men's Crash Pants from suits that sold up to $8.00. Now Serge and Crash Vests, from suits that sold as high as $15. Yours now for About 800 pairs of Men's Trousers of fancy worsteds, cas simeres and cheviots; also blues and black; fl light, medium and heavy weights; left from Jj suits that sold as high as $25. Your choice at. Men's Alpaca Coats and Vests that sold as high as $8.00 Your choice for ?, C, C More than three=ffourths of the stock, as stated above, is Just right for fall and winter wear. Bear that nra mind. Off course, this sale can last but a few days. Every hour the assortments grow smaller, so it wall pay you to be prompt in your search for whatever you may want in the dkJthing line. To say that a family of three or four men can be clothed at the usual cost of one would not be exaggerating one whit. Just come in and see for yourself.' Many Extraordinary Bargains Also in Our Boys' jy and Children's Clothing Department, 0 T Runfmniage Sale Hen's Shoes | Specials in Men's Furnish= VaDues up to $5 for $2.50. The fall's approach necessitates the closing out of all present season's goods and so our Shoe man also Has tlie rummage fever. He's been ran sacking aijd hunting up all odd lots. Bringing them to the fore and forcing them out with the charm of low price. For Saturday's selling he has gathered about 300 pairs in all styles and leathers; High-cut shoes, such as you can wear all fall and winter?the values of which range up to $=i.oo?that is, sold for as much. Yours now for $2.50. Also broken sizes in shoes that <1 sold for $3.00 and $3.50 (sizes 9>2, ]J 10 and io>? only). Special at nn_ Fifty dozens Wash Stocks, new patterns. Regular 50c. and 75c. kinds?for 35c. One hundred dozens best quality Imported Madras Wash Ties, in straight, graduated and new style Bat. The grade that usually sells at 2 for 25c. For Saturday we say 4 for 25c. Fifty dozens regular 85c. White Neglige Shirts; sizes 14 to \yl/2?at 50c. Final wind-up of our Semi-annual Sale of Un laundered Shirts. Both closed fronts and open front and back. Made with every shirt improve ment and cut full and liberal 39c. All Colored Manhattan Shirts, both soft and stiff bosoms, at cost. Sizes 14 to 20. Wash Waists at Lowest Prices. Tomorrow our Clearance Sale of Women's Shirt Waists will be exceptionally interesting. Waists worth up to $2.50 now $1.00 Waist worth up to $3.50 now $150 Waists worth up to $5.50 now $2.50 One lot of Silk Waists, worth $6.50 and $7.50, for. .$3.85 How About a Hat? All Straws on tables reduced to 48c. Sold as high as $2. An unmatchable line of Crush Hats at $1.00. Others at $1.50. Derbys and Fedoras, also, if you say so. None but right styles and invitingly priced. Head=to=foot Outfotters, Pa. Ave. aod 9tta St. tor races will be held in Baltimore tonight. A. G. Batchelder, chairman of the hoard of control of the National Cycle Associa tion, has telegraphed Manager Bryan of the Coliseum that the grand circuit races which were advertised for August 22 will be pulled off on the 21st instead. The dates all along the line have been push?d forward a day. Play of Master Chcsamen. In the tournament of the New York State Chess Association at Buffalo yester day results in the master class were: Fourth round?Delmar drew with Napier. Fifth round?Delmar defeated Marshall, Napier defeated Howell, Pillsbury defeat ed Karplnski. Sixth round?Pillsbury de feated Delmar, Howell defeated Karplnski, Marshall vs. Napier adjourned. The second clajgs.pf.the general tourna ment was flnesaen<t?day, with Curt of Brooklyn first; Bfl?hm.of Buffalo and Lyon of Rochester dividing- second and third prizes. II'-QB In the third class Barber and Gould both of Buffalo#! tflvMed flrst an(j second prizes, each winottgakfc games, losing The flrst class U* general tournament Is still In doubt, Swaffleld of Brooklyn leads with 5 wlnff, 1 Idas; Thornton of Buf falo and Weeks "of Li?ng Island City fol low, with 4 wins; 1 toss. in the master class Pillsbury sleadp, with 6V4 wins ^ loss, Howell and Delmar following, with 8 wins, 8 losses each. ' Napier has 2*? wins 1V4 loss, with aW'ucJJburned game In his favor against Marshall. In his blindfold performance Plllsfruiyi; won 11 and drew 5 of the 16 games. Killed 1U Bwxlng Boat. LOWDLL, Mass., Aflgust 16.?John Dion, the boxer who *a*JIknocked out In the ninth round of a twenty-round bout with Charles Armstrong at the Knickerbocker Club here last night, died from his Injuries today. Dion suffered from concussion of the brain, and never regained consciousness after the sudden termination of the con test. Cornelius Desmond, manager of the club the referee and seconds are under arrest. ' Base Ball Notes. The Detroit bunch looks very good with Elberfeld at short and Dillon back on first. Manager Manning 1s certainly getting a bad break In the matter of luck this sea port. His crippled players have placed the Senators In thfe second division, and on top of It the weather man refuses to be friendly. Michael Grady's sore arm has finally j rounded Into working shape and the M| fellow trotted into left field yesterday. No matter how Michael fields, his batting is needed. Manager George Stallings of the Detrolts says he has been quoted erroneously in the matter of saying that President Johnson favored the Chicago club. The interview looked "fakish" on its face. McGraw led on the Baltimore crowd again yesterday and Umpire Connolly had a narrow escape from mobbing. The loss of the game is charged to the umpire, when the Spiders played rings around the Orioles. Ex-Senator Fox is certainly making good with Cincinnati. His playing Tuesday was a feature of the game. He Is as good a base runner as Dick Padden.?St. Louis Star. "Snags" Heidrick of St. Louis can get hurt with greater facility than any athlete in America. He is a great player, but he Is awfully tender. Burkett belongs to the old school?tough as pine knots. It would take an express train to knock Jesse out. Gus Weyhing, who pitched this summer for the Louisville Western Association club, signed a contract with the Cincinnati National League club Wednesday afternoon and will join that team at once. Dowd and Stahl are having a nice lead for base running honors. This Is a great year for Tommy Dowd. He is certainly playing a great field. Harper's appearance In the box at St. Louis Sunday was greeted with the blowing of horns and the ringing of oow bells. It was his debut as a married man. There played in a recent game at Woon socket five former Boston cast-offs of this year?Lawson, Faulkner, Gammons, Crolius and Brown. It is doubtful if such a record was ever known before in the history of the game. Dick Cooley continues to put up nice ball for the Bostons, both at the bat and In the field. Cooley has been hitting In the .800 class, and his work has greatly pleased the fans. Funny he could not hit a lick when with Pittsburg. None of the players who signed contracts with the American League and then Jumped will be recognized by the American League. If the American lives up to that resolution?and it is good betting that it does?Dlneen, Willis, Heidrick ana the rest of the crowd will get their deserts In due time from the National League. Napoleon Lajole seems determined to stay up in the clouds as a batter. Oddly enough, Chicago Is the only town on the circuit where Laioie has done nothing t? distinguish himself. His batting has Men very ordinary In that city and his fielding had bunions. The veter&ns George Wright and John Horrlll are gmt golf fiends, but they oc casionally tsko in a same of hall. George has a couple of fast lawn tennis players in his family, and they are doing nothing but gathering in medals all the time.?Boston Herald. Pitcher Ed Scott, who jumped the Cin cinnati National league club last fall with other National League stars and Joined the Clevelands, was jiven his ten days' notice of release Wednesday afternoon. He has had a bad arm all season, owing to a strain early in the year. It is rounding into shape at last and he is ready to go Into the box at any time. "I think De Montreville has been Bos ton's find of the season, for his all around work was never equaled at second base on the Boston grounds. When It comes to hitting, running and fielding Gene has been a tower of strength in the league team this season. This is "Tim" Murnane's idea."?Boston Globe. Never in the history of the Pittsburg club has a man been signed as a sub or even as a regular who made the showing that Al fonso Davis has up to date. Lefty has gathered in nearly eighty chances and without the signs of a slip-up. He has batted superbly and in the run-getting line shows brilliant form. It was a ten-strike for the management to get the Nashville lad. Hanlon kept McCreery in preference, now he lays off the Beaver boy. Practically the National League season closes in the west this year, and should an eastern team be in the lead when the last tour is begun it will need a big mar gin to offset the assaults of the western cohorts. Pittsburg was beaten out nar rowly last year, and it goes without say ing that the Pirates will make a deter mined effort to land the pennant in the smoky city. Outside of Donovan and Kittson, Hanlon hasn't a pltchef who can be depended upon to land victories, and "Wild Bill's" success is rendered problematical by the streak of hard luck that has pursued him for nearlv a month. Newton has given undoubted evidence of ability in his re cent exhibitions, but the doctor has not gone through a full nine-inning game yet for the Brooklyns and won it.?New York Press. President Johnson yesterday stated that he expected to see the post season games between the Orphans and White Sox ma terialize this year, in spite of Col. Hart's Eassing them up. From the remark it Is elleved that along, with the coming com promise between the two leagues will oome permanent arrangements for a post season series each year in every city where both leagues are represented.?Chi cago Record-Herald. i What rot this lane about the tforay on players hext season I Arthur Irwin said to me the other Jayi "The woods are full of players. There never was a time when there were so maag flayers to be bad as PIANOS AND ORGANS. Store closes at 6 Saturdays at 1 p.m., until Septeml>er 1. ONE utooht N^v PIANO, Only $150 Cash. Great bargain. Don't miss It. Other Upright I'iuuos, $175 up; S<juaiva, $25 to $150?cash or time. JOHN F. ELLIS & CO., CHICK EKI NO PIANO ROOMS. ?ul3-25d W37 l'ENXA. AVE. N.W. ? ? " '? 'T 7 ? today, and what Is more, there are Just as good players playing ball outside of the leagues today as there are ir?." I think Arthur is right. No one can corral the base ball talent of this country; no, not in one league.?Jake Morse in Sporting Life. The flat statement was made yesterday In Chicago, by a man posted in base bail affairs, that Tom Loftus, manager of the Remnants, will be an American League magnate next year. Wednesday, Loftus, Ban Johnson and Comiskey were in con ference. Loftus has no contract with the Chicago National league team for next year, and it is given out unofficially that none will be made. The statement was further made that Loftus has simply been marking time this season, knowing that he had a losing team and only await ing an opportunity to flop to the other league. The principal reason assigned is the lack of harmony between President Hart and his manager. Since the day Hart ordered Doyle into the game after Loftus gave him permission to stay out the activo management of tho team has practically been in Hart's hands. Marqnii Ito Coming to America. A dispatch from Yokohama says: The doctors have ordered the Marquis Ito. the former premier, to take a sea voyage for hia health. He is consequently going to America for a short stay. A needlework portrait of Andrew Car negie is a feature of the Porto Rican Mo tion of the pan-American exposition. It was done by MIm Hermlnla Darila of Por to Rico, who hopet to arou#e an interest la the art embroidery of her countrywomeja.