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THE PITTSBTJKG- 'DISPATCH, SUNDAY, JANUARY 13, 1880.
y-c T Probable Difficulties Between League and Association. AFFAIBSOFTHELOCALCLUB John Teemer Besolves Kot to Go to Australia. THE SCLLIVAK-KILRAIN BATTLE. Prospects of a Trotting; Eace Among Local Two-Iear-Olds. DETAILS OP GEOKGE SMITH'S DEFEAT It trill not be long before baseball occu pies its rightful position among American sporting erects; in other words, not very many weeks will elapse ere the national ame takes first place again in all newspaper sporting accounts throughout the country. From to-day on public interest in the pre mier sport of the country will increase, until it will, I expect, be more enthusiastic than ever. Baseball prospects are good, and club directors and stockholders are confident of this fact. Before the season opens, however, there are & lew very important questions to settle, which may affect both the League and Association. A few days ago Mr. J. V. Spaldinp, through the columns of this paper, pointed out that the Association may not be disposed to Indorse the graded salary plan of the League this season. He further said that, even if the League plan in general were indorsed some of its details would be changed. Mr. Spalding had been talking the matter over with President Byrne, of the Brooklyn club, only a few days before he made the statements just quoted, and we may assume that he was possessed of facts not known by the public Mr. Spalding, however, is of the opinion that, rule or no rule, the Associa tion will have to keep salanes down, so that tha result will be the same. This is a hopeful view of the case, but if the. result should not be as expected the trouble will be greater than many people imagine. Manager Phillips holds a contrary opinion to Mr. Spalding, and thinks that if the Associa tion does not adopt a rule similar to that of the League there will be considerable difficulties. There seems to be much force in what Manager Phillips says; indeed, so much that it might be profitable if the magnates of both organiza tions were to have the matter amicably settled as soon as possible. I feci confident that the League plan in some of its details will be changed or modified. Mr. Spalding is also of a similar opinion. Certainly President Byrne says that some changes must be made before the Association can favor the plan. If the two orgaizations ever lock horns on the matter the effects will be very unpleasant to both parties. As has been pointed out in these columns frequently, the object of the rule is all right, but the object of one thing and the means of attaining it is another. The matter of classifying, for in stance, will probably be satisfactory to nobody when fairly tested. A common understanding, however, can be arrived at on the question at the March meetings if all parties concerned are disposed to give and take. A report is current to the effect that the local club directors have resolved to dispense with four certain players now under contract. The quartette not wanted, however, will be given an opportunity when the season opens to prove their worth and if they show up well they will be kept and some other four released or sold. Rumor has it that McShannie, MauL Coleman and Staley are among those mentioned. Why Staley is on the list for probable release I can not surmise; indeed, the surprise would have been less great if Garfield had been named. "We all have seen that Staley can pitch effect ively and last season gave promise of blossom ing into a first-class man. I cannot belieTe that the directors even think of releasing Staley ex cept some unforseen circumstance occurs to compel such action. Manager Phillips is almost all right again, and is busily engaged making arrangements for the spring exhibition games. It is now defi nitely settled that the team shall make its first appearance this year away from home. The question of good or bad luck for the season may have something to do with it, but certain ly the desire is to have the players in as good shape as possible before the local patrons see them. The exhibition scries, however, does not promise to be as important as was ex pected. It was thought that the local team and the St. Louis Browns would test conclu sions, but all hope in that respect seems to have vanished. If Von der Ahe absolutely re fuses to pit his men against our sluggers, it will not be unreasonable to say that he thinks discretion the better part of valor. John Teemer has definitely made up his mind to remain at McKeesport until spring time at lest. This resolve is not surprising to me, although I am strongly of opinion that he can defeat many of the prominent scullers in Australia. Teemer could certainly secure two or three good matches were he to visit the antipodes, but the probability is that he has good reasons f ornot going, it is a fact that his ackers and himself lost almost all the money they bad to spare on the late race at Washing ton. Had Teemer won he and his friends, to use a pooiroom pnrase, wouia nave gone to Australia on "velvet;" their winnings would have paid all expenses. According to the latest in aquatics O'Connor and Gaudaur are to measure oars. They are to row a match at San Francisco early in the spring. This certainly knocks all reasoning concerning public form on the head; in fact it would seem that public form is entirely useless as a guide. Teemer defeated Gaudaur easily, and Teemer in turn was even more easily set tled by O'Connor. The latter has also defeated Gaudaur, and in the face of all this Gaudaur is to row O'Connor for the championship. Surely professional rowing is hard to under stand. During the week there have been several of fers made by trotting horse owners to match their 2-year-olds either in a match race or a sweepstake. The result may be that in the latter part of summer there will be an inter, csting contest with the local youngsters. So far the owners of five 2-year-olds byOberlin, Holstein, Euclid, Harry Hontas and Eugene respectively, have declared their willingness to join in a sweepstake. At S2U0 each the race would be made interesting: there would be 11,000 tor the winner, while the loss would not be financially great to the losers. Beside the great question of breeding would be even a more important feature. Mr. Gallagher, of West Bridgewater, has come to the front in a business like way, and If the other owners are as earnest in the matter as he is there will be a race. The interest being shown in young local horses is encouraging, because after all we have very few speedy customers here. Of course I am aware of the ridiculous stories sent out day after day about this 2:15 wonder and that 2:14 prodigy. It would really seem that there is scarcely a horse owned by a Pittsburger slower than 220. However, common sense people know that there is any amount of room for im provement, and to promote races among the youngsters will tend to that improvement. Undoubtedly the great sporting event of the week has been the signing of articles for a fight between John L. Sullivan and Jake Kilrain. I confess that to a great extent it has become an infliction on the public to continue talking and writing about Sullivan, Kilrain, Mitchell and Dempsey. These four pugilists or boxers, or whatever they are. have been given a notoriety during the last year or so that they have never merited. Their names and their statements have appeared so often in newspapers thatthe wonder is the public is not more wearied of them than it is. However, we cannot very well omit saying a few words about the latest phase of the Sulll-van-Kilrain matter. It is the first time on rec ord that these two men signed their names to an agreement which would seem to bind them to meet in a prize ring. This fact in itself is of great importance to the sporting world, and there are other features connected with the agreement just as Important and just as inter esting. Kilrain is already complaining about the article and Sullivan is complaining about Kilrain. One is charging the other with cow ardice, and each declares that the other will never enter the ring. There really are features about the affair which encourage the suspicion that a battle between Sullivan and Kilrain will never take place. I am very skeptical, indeed, on the mat ter. True, there are some extraordinary feat ores concerning it, but even these tend to lead one to the conclusion that no fieht will take SPOR REVIEW jlace, During, -the last few days, IflftTere-Jpitcher, ceired many interesting opinions about the affair from correspondents. I now repeat the views of one well-informed gentleman residing in this city. His opinions are simplypublished here because they give us an idea of what the intelligent sporting public think about the pro posed tight. Says my correspon lent: "Thoreare many reasons which lead me to believe that Sullivan and Kilrain will never fight. I have been more or less interested in pugilists for over 30 years, and I confess that the present declared intentions of Sullivan and Kilrain look more doubtful than any I have heardof during my time. In the first place the stake 510,000 a side is too big. Their .articles of agreement are simply useless and no more account than a erbal promise. Neither man need fight if he does not want to, and he will not lose a cent. In my way of thinking matters stand like this: Sullivan, when in condition, can de feat Kilrain. I have no doubt about this. Kil rain may be a clever boxer, but it is questionable whether or not he is a game man and a stayer. With him Sullivan will, undoubtedly, have an easier task than with Mitchell. It is clear, therefore, that if Sullivan can get into his best condition he will have victory almost certain, and if the Kilrain party find out that Sullivan is regaining his old form they will back out. There is nothing to prevent tbem. On the other hand, if it is found that Sullivan is not getting back into his old form, the Kilrain party will most assuredly fight, but Sullivan's backers won't risk their money. Altogether it looks like a huge game of bluff." There may and there may not be some good common opinions in the above. I think there are a few practical ideas. Time and time again it has been contended in this paper that the backers of Sullivan and Kilrain do not care one jot whether the two men ever meet ornot. It is not fighting or the glory that vic tory brings that these persons are scheming for. It is the notoriety that will bring them and their business hourly before the public Were this feature absent it would be safe wagering $100 to $1 that both Sullivan and Kil rain would have to travel all their way through life without have even an alleged $20,000 stake put up for them. It can safely be said that the public will be duly reminded of the exist tence of the two parties for the next six months. Whether a battle takes place ornot the businesses of the respective parties will be well advertised, and when that is accomplished probably the object of the entire transaction win nave Deen accompusneu. Jteaiiy mere nas alreadv been almost more talk about Sullivan and Kilrain going to fight than there was about all the fights or Cribb, Belcher, Bayers and Heenan combined. Tho complaint made by George Smith, the Pittsburg sprinter, relative to his last effort to win a Sheffield handicap, opens up a very grave question. He avers that the referee de cided against him, although he won his heat by a half yard. "The robbery was so apparent." says Smith, that a riot almost ensued. The Pittsburger was somewhat heavily backed by public money, and had be gotten through the beat in question all right would, according to good judges, have won the handicap. It is un fortunate that such unpleasant events occur; beside having many more evil results they tend to strain the good relationship between the sporting people of the two countries. I don't for a moment believe that George Smith would make any dishonorable claim, but I do believe and know that Sheffield handicaps have morally deteriorated during the the last ten or a dozen years. They are now controlled body and soul by a gang of bookmakers Who are not looked up to as the best model of honesty in the country. Under these condi tions a referee would not hesitate to "carry out orders," and give a favorite the worst of it at any stage Smith started a hot favorite, and had be won the bookmakers would have been heavy losers. They control the handicap, and little more need be said. It is a pity that such things happen. Recently Americans have entered the handicap in Urge numbers. The Smith affair will likely discourage future en tries. Speaking of the international foot racing of a professional kind reminds me of the com paratively good feeling existing between the amateurs of England and those of America. Every year these international amateur con tests are becoming more numerous and popu lar. This year they promise to be more so, and it may be that something like the interest which existed when George and Myers first contested against each other will be revived. The Americans are determined to leave no stone unturned in the way of try ing to secure the best possible talent to compete against the English. Tho entire United States is to be searched and good inducements offered to competitors. On May 18 the National Association of Ama teur Athletes of America will hold a scratch meeting at the Manhattan grounds, at which the English championshiD programme will be decided. This will include 13 events. The win ner of each event will be entitled to go to Europe on the N. A A of A international team for 18S9. The scratch meeting that is, where everyone will start on equal terms will bo open to all amateur athletes in America. The idea is to secure the very best. Of course, the ex penses of the team going to Europe will be paid. The whole plan is a good one and worthy of support. There is a large number of first class amateurs in the country at present. Surely two or three champions can be secured from the list. ParsGLE. THAT SHEFFIELD HANDICAP. Full Particulars About the Defeat of the Pittsburg Sprinter. The following account of George Smith's defeat in the Sheffield handicap, taken from the Sheffield Daily News, will be of interest to Pittsburgers: There was little or no betting yesterday fore noon, and after reaching the grounds Smith was still favorite When racing commenced rain came down in torrents, and only about 2,000 persons were present The running path was covered with pools of water, but there was 1 a strong wind behind the runners which aided them. The betting at start ruled at 5 to 4 on G. Smith, 5 to 1 against Hanson. 6 to 1 each J. Smith and Edwards. 7 to 1 Walker, and 20 to 100 to 1 any other. Martin, of Sheffield, who was J. Smith's trial horse, did not turn out for the first beat, for which Ranson was made favorite at odds of 2 to 1 on, and he won cleverly by a yard and a half, in three yards worse than 12 seconds. The second produced a close race between G. Smith, of Pittsburg, and Wheeler, of Notts, but the general opinion of the spectators, who were In the best position to judge was that Smith had won, and at one time it appeared ouite probable that the spec tators would take serious umbrage, but happily they contended themselves with having a grumble for their money. A great many of the spectators were wishful for the proprietor to interfere and order the race to be run over again, but whilst coinciding with the opinion that the referee had made a mistake, Mr. Ford explained that be could not upset the referee's decision. Wheeler's time was about a J-ard slower than Ranson, and then the third eat produced a grand struggle between South, Hudson and Williamson, the former olj whom won on the post in 12 2-5 seconds. Owing to Edwards breaking down. Walker had not much difficulty in defeating Clarkson and Scott. In the draw for stations for the final struggle Ranson was fortunate enough to secure the track nearest the enclosure railings, which was the best condition, while Walker drew the one next to the green sward, which was very heavy and holding, and this good for tune enabled Ranson to win on the post from Walker, and credit himself with his second Sheffield handicap within 12 months. The well known Sheffield penciller, Mr. Herbert Foster, backed Foster for the Easter handicap which he won for upward of 1000. and it is almost certain that Sir. Foster will throw in for quite as big a stake on the present occasion, for be sides clearing a very large volume on the handicap, Mr. Foster backed Ranson lastTues day night at 2,028 to 183. As an instance of good fortune we may state that this is the third winner Mr. Foster has had this vear, he having backed Thompson, of Miles Platting, for the Shrovetide handicap, and Ranson for the Easter and Christmas events. Ranson, who is 26 years of age, stands 5 feet 3 inches in height, weighs list. 7 lbs., and trained at Leicester under the care of Uncle Billy Johes, of Sheffield, the latter baying had the good for tune to train three Sheffield Handicap winners within a year. In our report of Wednesday's racing we alluded to the absence of Jennings, who had been supported at as little as 8 to L We were informed on, good authority that the cause of Jennings' absence was due to his hav ing broken down on Wednesday morning, and that the money be was supported for on Tues day evening emanated from his masters. According to arrangement the backers of Smith and Ranson met yesterday at noon, but a hitch arose regarding the staking of the money, ind the race fell through. As Smith was beaten by Wheeler, who was in turn well beaten by Hanson in the final heat of the Christmas handicap, it is rather improbable that Smith's party would now care to match him to run Ranson. G. Wheeler, of Watts, had 3 yards start of Smith, and the latter had 1J of Ranson. Jach Gibson started in the handicap and was defeated in his second heat Smith had 2X yards start of him. Will Wrestle for Charity. To the Sporting Kditor or the Dlepatch: Sin As a means of obtaining some money toward the assistance of the families of the car penters who were killed, and also those who were injured, at the Wood street accident, I offer to wrestle Jim Connors in any public hall, the receipts to go to the object named. I sug gest this because both Connors and myself are carpenters. Yours truly, . Jakes Dunkebly. Local Players for Columbus. W. C Durban, a well-known young baseball player, who resides at Boston, on the .Yough iogheny river, signed yesterday as catcher with the Columbus, O., club for next season. Will iam Phillips, of Allentown, up the Mononga heia river, signed with the same club as THEIR ANNUAL MEETING. United Hnnters nnd Fishers Elect Officers and Discuss Prospects. The annual meeting of the United Hunting, Fishing and Camping Clubs of Western Penn sylvania took place last evening in Ruppel's Hall, and was well attended. The election of officers was the first business, and resulted in the election of tho following gentlemen: Fred. K. Gearing, President; Wm. A Scandrett-Vice President; M. F. Cassidy, Treasurer; J. W. Hague, Secretary, and a Board of Directors as follows: Geo. Wearer. M. G. Schirmer, L. T. Schattenbrand, J. C. Wiegal, B. C. Christy. M. B. Lemon, Ed Mehlicb, Dom Magulre, Jacob MoschelL Additional camp reports were handed in and a resolution passed that reports not in by the 1st of February will not be published in the "Annual Reports." The hatchet invented by Dr. Scroggs, of Beaver, and presented to the clubs, was ex hibited. It is a pick, hammer and a hatchet all in one instrument, a most useful article for camping clubs. The Detroit and Cleveland Navigation Com pany has, during the last four years, taken the majority of all tho clubs out of this field, but with the coming season there will come a large number of agents of ether lines to make a bid for the large business of this territory by offer ing new fields and a very reasonable rate to visit them. The prospects for the coming sea son are very bright and the line that has a live man at work here will surely reap a glorious harvest. NASHVILLE TROSPECTS. Association Officials Elected and Entries for the Races Plentiful. NASTrVTlXE, Texx., January 12. At the annual meeting of the stockholders of West Side Park, held to-day, the following Board of Directors was elected: G. M. Fogg, John P. White, C. H. Gillock, H. B. Stubblefleld. John P. Williams, E. B. Stahlman, James Franklin, W. M. Duncan, T. W. WrenncW. H. Jackson, Wm. Reilley, A H. Robinson, Dr. R. B. Doug las, W. R. Cheatham and George W. White. The directors elected the following offlcers G. M. Fogg. President; C. H. Gillock, Secre tary and General Superintendent, and H. B. Stubblefleld, Treasurer. The Executive Com mittee is composed of W. H. Jackson, H. B. Stubblefleld, John P. White. W. B. Cheatham and C. H. Gillock. Several matters in con nection with the approaching spring meeting were discussed, but definite action was de ferred for the present. The stakes for the meeting close Tuesday next, and entries are already pouring in. The added money to stakes is the most liberal ever offered in the South, and the prospects are flattering for the grandest meeting ever held at this most popu lar racing point. FLOORED THE DOCTOR. Jim Connors Wins a Lively Wrestling Con test nt the East End. There was quite an exciting and pleasant time in the hall of the East End Gymnasium last evening. Jim Connors, the instructor of the association, and Dr. Gus Hall wrestled for a purse, catch-as-catch-can, best two of three falls. There were between 200 and 300 persons pres ent, being members of the club and their friends. Hall is an unknown here, and ho was considered a good one to tackle Connors so readily. The attendance was large, consider ing the fact that the match or contest was only arranged yesterday afternoon. The audience included some of the best known people in tho East End. The first bout was a lively ono as long as it lasted. Connors, however, in nine minutes succeeded m getting a neck and leg hold that enabled him to lay the doctor on his back. The doctor won the second fall in five minutes by throwing Connors over his head. Connors won the thud and deciding bout by an arm up the back hold, twisting the doctor square to the carpet. The event was so well received that other athletic entertainments will follow. GUERRERO WANTS A RACE. He Offers to Give McClelland a Start In Fifty Miles. Gus Guerrero, the pedestrian, is still anxious to have a race with McClelland, or any other Pittsburger. Yesterday a letter was received in this city from Guerrero, in which he repeats his offer to run McClelland, or any other man in this city, ten miles or more. He further offers to give McClelland a quarter of a mile start in 50 miles. Guerrero concludes his letter by stating that he and Peter Hegelman will come to Pittsburg and run any other two men 25 miles for a stake or a purse. It & not likely that McClelland will run a 50 mile race until the weather is finer. When spring time comes he will probably give Guer rero a race on a good track, and the latter may get all the running he wants. A CHANCE FOR SEAELE. O'Connor Offers to Bow the Australian Champion in England or America. Toeojjto, January 12. To-day a cablegram will be sent to Australia, asking Searle and Kemp if cither of them will row O'Connor in England or America. If the reply is that either will row in Eng land at any early date the Gaudaur race will be put aside. In it there will certainly be no betting other than the stakes, while the Searle race would be for 5,000 a side and the cham pionship of the world, with the prospect of winning much Australian money. O'Connor's backers are determined to push Searle to a match. They want their man to try for the world's championship. A SHAKEY REPLY. Jackson Won't Fight Smith or Anybody Else Excrpt In California. NewYokk, January 12. A San Francisco dispatch to Richard K. Fox, relating to the challenge of Jem Smith to fight Peter Jackson, the Australian champion, for 1,000, says that Jackson places himself in the hands of the California Athletic Club, and will meet any man in the world, but nowhere else than in the rooms of the club. This reply was cabled to London to-day. Jackson, the dispatch says, has challenged Jake Kilrain and Patsy Cardiff to battle for a 83,000 purse President Young's Bulletin. Washington, January 12. The following official bulletin has been issued from League headquarters to-day: Contracts for 18S9 John Weyhing, with Co lumbus; John A. Kerins and T. H. Ramsey, with Cincinnati; C. C. Campau, Henry Yaik,W. H. Higgins and Harry ZelL with Detroit In ternational Association Steve Toole andMarr Phillips, with Rochester; W. W. Andrus, with Buffalo: John Grim and C. Rickley, with To ronto: P. W. Worden, with Toledo: D. Minne han, Tom Turner, John Campanna. Henry Sei beL J. O'Brien, James Daly, J. A Leighton, E. E. Cleveland and William Hanrahan, with Western Association. Released By Syracuse. Charles Marr; by Troy, P. Worden; by Buffalo, James Flynn;by Hamilton, M. Phillips, M. Jones; by Cincinnati, John vyeyhing. New Prlenns Races. New Oeleaks, January 12. The weather to-day was clear and pleasant and the track in good condition. First race nine-sixteenths of a mile Mirth won lnS9. Porter Ashe second, Florlne third. Second race, three-quarters of a mile Kitty l'ease won in 1:V)X, Jimmy U second, Leo Bridget third. Third race, flve-ehThtinofam!le Duhmewon in 1:05. Lord Grosvenor second, Benton third. Fourth race, one mile Bertha, Uarux, Conntess, Sherwood, Pell JlelL Hindoo Rose Jim Williams, Mary Foster, Kadlcal, Effie H started. Countess won in V.&ii, Bertha second, Hindoo Bose third. Hamilton Done For. Hamilton, Ont., January la The Hamil ton baseball team will not be prepared to de posit its guarantee with Secretary White on January 15, and there will be a vacancy in the International Association after that date. As Jersey City and Newark have both intimated that tbey would like to join the League, it may be that one of them will bo selected to fill the vacancy. Llewellyn, the Cleveland pitcher, will go to California, now that the club has disbanded. Wnnts td Pitch Quoits. George Lewis, of McKee's Rocks, called at this office last evening, and left the following challenge: "Hearing that a man in the East End wants to pitch quoits for a stake.I am willing to pitch him a match for $50 a side, 16 yards distance, stiff, sticking clay ends, and either Scotch or North of England rules to govern. The weight of quoits to be optional to each party. A de posit left at THE DISPATCH office will be cov ered at any time" They Mean Business. McDermltt and Bissell mean business, and they evidently have fight in their eyes. Last evening tbey met and each deposited 85 as a forfeit to fight within the 'next two or three weeks. The conditions of the forfeit are that the two principals or their representatives meet at a place, already named, next Saturday evening at 9 o'clock to sign articles. It was further agreed that the party failing to be present at 8 o'clock shall forfeit thetS up, . IT IS A GO. A Swimming School on Diamond Street to be Established. There Is not tho slightest doubt but that within a very short time the much-talked-of natatorium swimming, Turkish and private baths for this city will be open to the public Fred Goodwyn, who has been hustling around for months past,has at last got things into such a shape that the accomplishment of what he has been working so hard for is an assured fact He has the refusal of Price's old poolroom on Diamond street, for a term of ten years from the owner, and only yesterday he was promised the financial support of one of the most prom inent men in town. Plans have already been prepared, and these piovido for a swimming bath 70x35 feet, the depth ranging from 3 to 6 feet Swimming teachers, both male and female, will be engaged, and special care will be devoted to the encouragement of swimming among school children. Two afternoons each week will be set apart for ladies: a swimming club will bo established: prizes will be offered for the encouragement of local swimmers, and as attractions the best of professional swim mers will be brought on here from time to time to give exhibitions not only in the art of swim ming, but in the best methods of life-saving. The system of private and Turkish baths will be complete in every particular. A room 50x31 feet will be set apart for gymnastic purposes, and it is proposed to tender the same to the police free of charge. There will also be at tached to the building an elegantly fitted up barber shop. There cannot be the slightest doubt that the natatorium will be as much a boon to the city as it will be a success pecun iarily to the promoters. The Championship Schedules. New York, January 12. President Day and George Munson, of the St Louis club, had a short talk aDout the Association schedules yes terday. Among other things Mr. Day said: "I don't see how the schedule can be changed. Both are now made up, and If they were com pared neither side would care to make any change" From the way in which Mr. Day spoke it would seem as though he, as Chairman of the League Schedule Committee, was not in clined to make any changes just to benefit the American Association. The only benefit that the League would derive from such changes would be the doing away with some conflicting dates In Philadelphia. Secretary WIckofTs Bulletin. rsrxCIAI. TELEOBAM TO THE DISFATCH.l Coltotbus, O., January 12. Wheeler Wlkoff, Secretary of tho American Association, has issued the following bulletin: Contracts, 1859 With Columbus, Charles Marr; St Joe, Charles Bradley. W. T. Crowell; Sioux City, Tony Hellman, T. Brasnan: Minneapolis, E. M. Heugel; Omaha, W. Andrews, A Donoghue. Released By Kansas City, James McTamany; Columbus, Dick Van Zant, Albert Fisher. Sullivnn Is Favorite. IDT CABLE TO THE DISPATCn.3 London, January 12. At least one bet has been made on this side on the contemplated fight between Sullivan and Kilrain. At a din ner given by George F. Porter, of Boston, on Tuesday, one New Yorker offered $1,000 to S750 on Sullivan, In event of the fight coming off, and the bet was taken by another New York young man who is very well known. The Brnddock Blues. Although the Braddock Blues hare not as yet organized for next season, following Is the list of players who will likely compose the nine: Speer, c: Hemphill, p.; Bennett s.; Cooper.l b.; Leech, 2 b.; Shields. 3 b.; Sullivan, 1.: McKlm, r.;Magginis, m. Dalzell and Anderson, who are away at school, will join tho team on their return. A Locnl Foot Race. George Knight, of Colwell street, and Hock Steiglitz ran a 150-yard race for S40 yesterday afternoon on Bluff street Steiglitz was con ceded five yards start, and won. Knight states that he wants to hear from Priddy, Niklrk or any other Pittsburg runner. It may be stated thatthe surest way to hear from them is to put up a forfeit Bllson Asks for Slott. "Bllson Jack" is still eager to meet Slott in the frolic arena and concede him considerable weieht The former states that he will weigh in at 150 pounds and allow Slott to scale 170 and fight him within ten days or two weeks. Re- girdless of the big advantage offered Slott ilson is anxious for business. Rochester in Lino Again. Rochester. N. Y., January 12. The direct ors of tho Rochester Driving Park Asso ciation met in their rooms this morning and decided to repeat this year the Flower City guarantee stake of $10,000; open to all subscrib ers. The meeting will probably be August 13, 14, 15 and 10. Close on February 1. Memphis, Tens., January 12. In announc ing the stakes offered by the Memphis Jockey Club for their spring meeting an error was made as to the date when entries close. The time should have been February 1, instead of the loth, as published. Sporting Notes. Mitchell thinks that Kilrain has a "sure thing" in fighting Sullivan. It Is stated that the Smith party "stood" to win 30,000 had George won the Sheffield handi cap. JackRowe, of Buffalo, says that Hamburg, Grant, Carroll, Lehane and Welch, reserved players, will be signed by Buffalo for next sea son. Milton Young expresses the opinion that Blessing will be superior to Laura Stone as a 3-year-old, as her development has been more marked. Already there are 714 entries for the Futur ity Stakes of 1891. Congressman W. L. Scott is the largest nominator. He enters 64. Cali fornia is yet to hear from. Some self-authoritative Pittsburg corre spondent has informed Eastern papers for a certainty that McShannie, Nichols, Maul and Staley are to be disposed of. Ranbon, the winner of tho Sheffield Christ mas handicap, was handicapped to run 115 yards. In his second heat he ran the distance three yards short of 12 seconds. There is a racehorse in New Zealand which is a son of the well known English sire Musket that rejoices in the trite name of Son of a Gun. He ran second for the New Zealand cup. Ward's splendid success in Australia tickles tho Washington enthusiasts Immensely. It has likewise set the Boston and Pittsburg npnnin by the ears, and they now say they have not given up hopes of getting Ward. N. Y.Herald. The four runners in the final heat of the late Sheffield handicap finished in the follow ing order: J. Ranson. Woodgreen, 79X 80 Pico Walker, Notts, 84K. 12 10s; W. South' Sheffield, 79?i, 5; J. Wheeler, Notts, 835 2 103. '' The Western Bookmakers' Association has decided not to disband, as has been previously announced, but will continue the organization and do business as a body on such tracks as will allow it, and work as individuals on other courses. Tim Keefe was asked yesterday why he did notsignacontract He said thathe dldnotneed any advance money, as he would only spend it and that he had enough to last him until spring. Tim does not seem to be in any hurry to sign. New York Sun. The Sporting Life holds Manager Mntrie re sponsible for tho rumor of large salaries re ceived by several playersJast season. It even questions Jim's veracity When shown the ar ticle in question Jim laboriously waded through the paper to see where it-was published. The stakes forfoals of 1887 just closed by the Kentucky Trotting Horse Breeders' Associa tion. Lexington, Ky., have filled far in excess of the most sanguine expectations of the offi cers. The three stakes will aggregate more than 400 nominations, which come from all sec tions of the country. Keefe has rented an office on Fulton street and will begin business on Monday next Tim has devised a new baseball, which is an im provement upon any that has yet been put upon the market He will begin their manu facture as soon as proper machinery can be purchased. New York World. There is a horse in the town of Sprague Conn., belonging to Allen Williams, that has to be put to bed to be shod. Mr. Williams has to carry a mattress and pillows to the shop where his horse is shod. The horse is thrown 4-1 n-n?! (QYirl PaI! nn lj-. AtaAMrih . & uuu uu ueiu wu ma iutt.4.ic-.B uy straps across the body, and his owner insists on having the horse's nead bolstered up in a comfortable po sition with two pillows while the work is heme done. Horseman. There will be no spring games between the Giants and the Philadelphia Athletics. Harry Wright has made overtures looking toward a series of games with the Brooklyn Club. Man ager Sharsip, of the Athletics, has made such strenuous objections, however, that it is doubt ful if the thing can be arranged. Sharslg claims that the Brooklyns are a great attraction to Philadelphia and does not want any other club to sweep in the shekels at bis expense Mr. William Easton has received instruc tions from Mr. J. B. Haggln to make all the necessary arrangements for the sale of the Rancho del Paso yearlings in the summer. They will number from 110 to 120 head, and the sale will take place at Mr. Easton Hunt's Point establishment As to Ossory and Galore, Mr. Easton says neither of them has as yet been shipped from England. He expects, however, to receive advices In the matter within the uvJkii nv THE MUSIC WOELD. A Pleasing Piano Recital That Eewarded Its Projector. SOME SUGGESTIONS TO STUDENTS. PittsDurgers Interested in a Yankee Night ingale lamperti is Training. ANOTHER NEW ORGAN INAUGURATED The piano recital given by Miss Neally Stevens, of Chicago, assisted by Mr. Franz "Wilczek, -Violinist, at the Pittsbnrg Club Theater last Thursday evening, attracted an exceptionally large and cultured audience. It is pleasant to record that for once Mr. Joseph H. Gittings lost no money in his managerial efforts to give our public an opportunity of hearing the concert-pianist of the day," One is moved to surprise, by the way, on noting the com paratively few musical students who avail themselves of the occasional visits of high-class artists to gain that inspiration and guidance for their own work which can be had only through hearing good music well given. The chief benefit of going to Europe for musical study lies just in this point; yet the stndeuts who would jump at the chance of studying in Germany seem strangely neglectful of similar opportunities offered them from time to time at r.ncir own uoors. IJut to our muttons: Thursday's programme read thus: OrganTocatta and Fnge(D. Mln.) Bach Transcribed by Carl Tauslg. Oavotte (B. Mln.) Bach-St Baens Theme and Variations Mozart-Kullalc Etnde Nocturne Frelude Chopin 'lies Abends" Schumann Caprice 'Espapnol Moszkowski Dedicated to Miss Stevens. Violin Concerto. Brnch Alleero Mocierato, Adagio, Allegro Energlco. First Oavotte Wilson O. Smith Composed expressly for Miss Stevens. Album Leaf (d'apres Kirchner).... A. M.Foerster Dedicated to Miss Stevens. Nocturne Liszt Staccatelle Constantln Sternberg Dedicated to Miss Stevens. Violin Solo-Spanish Dances Sarasate (a)Playera-',Lento" (6) Zapateado, "Allegro." l'res du Knlsscau" Rnbensteln Valse Caprice Kublnsteln Dance Phrvglenne St. Saens-Sternberg Melodlectfibapsodle Liszt The programme had "something for every shoe," and was somewhat unsatisfactory for its very eclecticism; it seemed purposeless, kaleidoscopic Miss Stevens' technical re sources were large, including great even ness and rapidity in scales, arpeggii, and trills, excellent command of contrasting tone effects and a good touch, both legato and staccato. Her Interpretations were marked by good taste and Intelligent perception for the most part token of excellent schooling. Maybe as she acquires more experience she will acquire a greater freedom and breadth of conception and increased certainty and power in execution. While her playing is upon tha trna lines of art. she does not seem to possess that inward, responsive sensibility and that spontaneity of feeling which char acterize artists of the first rank. Miss Stevens did her best work in the Chopin numbers, in W. G. Smith's musicianly gavotte, and in the lighter and more delicate selections. The climaxes both of the Moskowski Caprice and the Rubinstein waltz found her lacking in sustained power; both were also slightly marred by lapses in memory. Mr. Wilcz'-k displayed a truly artistic tone in all qualities; one of surprising breadth, too, for so young a wrist His intonation was per fect save for a few unaccountable notes in the adagio of the concerto. Easy and correct bow ing, rapid and clean passage work and a pure, fluent cantilenc were among the other points that demonstrated his already large mastery over his instrument His harmonics were strikingly clear and certain in some places, though often below the standard of his evident ability in his inter pretation of the great Bruch concerto Mr. Wilczek showed a thoughtf nlness and ma turity not to be expected of his years. The Barasate pieces, naturally, were given with more humor and dash, but there is yet room for growth in the direction of freedom and fire. All in all, Mr. Wilczek proved himself to be a rapidly developing artist of high rank one whom Pittsburg would be glad to number among her inhabitants should his final plans (not yet made) so determine. Mr. Gittings and Miss Mamie Reuck handled the accompaniments excellently. - The $4,000 organ just built for the Point Breeze Presbyterian Church by the Winching TCP Lji uirnczr lv n nil i I l Offers an Avalanche of Bargains at his UNLOADING INVENTORY SALE, All Odds and Ends and Eemnants of Stock; will x he disposed of at Very Low Prices, to make room for the gigantic spring stock. FURNITURE, OIL CLOTH, CARPETS, FANCY ROCKERS, EASY CHAIRS, LAMPS, CURTAINS, SILVERWARE, SlJOVES, FANCY CABINETS, s HALL RACKS, CLOCKS. KEECHS MAMMOTH OUTFITTING 923 Organ Company, of Salem, O., was inaugurated on Friday evening by Mr. Clarence Eddy, of Chicago not by Mr. Dudley Buck, of Brooklyn, as had been authoritatively announced again and again for over two weeks beforehand. Who ever was re sponsible, whether intentionally or carelessly, for this deception on press and public, and the discourtesy to Mr. Eddy it involved, deserves a scathing rebuke. The programmo which tho writer regrets be could not bear and cannot review was as follows: 1. Fantasle, on themes from "Faust'V. Gounod-Eddy Sir. Clarence Eddy. 2. Expectations Marlnattl . Alpine Quartet 3. Seventh Concerto deBerlot Miss Mamie Ueuck. m fa. Offertoire In D flat op. 8 Salome (. Lamentation, on. 43 Uullmant Mr. Clarence Eddy. S. Eye Hath Not Seen (Holy City) Ganl Mrs. Adab S. Thomas. (a. '. ' to. Gj TheEvenlnz Star" (Tannehauser) 6. i Wagner Gavotte, from ".Mlgnon" Thomas air. ciarence .caay. TAUT II. Co. t. : a. Adagio from the second sonata Buck ueuicaica to Clarence taay. Processional march 8. B. Whitney air. Clarence Jtaay. 2. "On the Sea" ; Buck Alpine Quartet. 3. Violin solo .?. Selected Miss Mamie Keuck. 4. Answer Bobyn .Mrs. Thomas. 5. The Storm Fanttsle Lemmens Sir. Clarence Eddy. 6. "OGod, Have Mercy" (St. Paul) Mendelssohn Mr. Barclay M. Evoraon. 7. Theme, variations and finale Thletle Mr. Clarence Eddy. " Crotchets and Quaver. The W'lsh choir is now rehearsing Handel's oratorio, "Judas Maccabaeus,"; for production toward the end of the season. Mr. D. J. Davies is the conductor; Miss Mary Robbins, pianist Tiik effective singing of the male quintet behind the scenes in the "Merchant of Venice," as given by Booth and Barrett, is an artistic point well worthy of praise and wide imitation. Parti cularlt promising preparations are being made for the dramatic performance of the cantata of "Esther," under Mr. W. S. Weeden's direction, at Masonic Hall, Alle gheny, on the 23d, 24th and 25th inst SMorgaxza's inmates were treated last Thursday evening to an enjoyable musical pro gramme by Mrs. J.' Sharp McDonald, Miss Abble Adair, the Misses Oxnard, Mr. Thomas Dickson, the Messrs. Kevin and Messrs. John and Charles Gernert Miss Jennie Evans, soprano; Miss Tillie George, contralto; Mr. William M. Stevenson, tenor. And Mr. E. H. Dermitt, barytone, with ' Mr. Theodore Horlman. accompanist took: part in a concert at Odd Fellows' Hall, South side, last Friday evening. Mk. John S. Vogel was quietly married on New Year's Day at St Fhllomena's to Miss Kate Schnetker, recently from Cologne, Ger many. The Eastern wedding tour must now be about ended and an opportunity given for congratulating the happy Dair over the unher alded union. Albert Niemann, the great German tenor, is a thrifty soul. He has just got himself placed on the retired list of the Berlin Royal Opera, after 22 years of service. By this means he gets a pension from Berlin on the strength of his great past, and is free to come over and coin American dollars out of the same ma-' terlaL Mb. An. M. Foerster'3 latest publication is a "June Song" for chorus, to words by Harriet Prescott Spofford. It is a very fluent, blithesome part-song of average difficulty, working up to a strong climax at the close. To some ears the progressions in the last brace of page 5 will sound a bit bald and crude; but with this possible exception the song is sure to prove acceptable to many smaller choral clubs. Campanini was announced to make his debut In English opera last Wednesday in Bos ton, singing in "Carmen" with the Boston Ideals. Thence he goes with the troupe to Baltimore, Washington and the South. It is questionable if Manager Foster's second ven ture with Italian tenors will prove more suc cessful than the first Italo's English never was remarkable; his voice is no longer. At all events this does not look like tilling up that lost date at Old City Hall not this season. The Metropolitan Musical Society, of New York, gave its first private concert last Thurs day evening in the big opera house of similar name, and met with great success. Mr. Will iam R. Chapman is conductor; the board of patrons includes a score or more of Gotham's leading citizens; and among the 200 active members may be found such names as Mrs. Anna Louise Cary-Ravmond, Miss Emily Winant Mrs. Mary G. Hanchett Mrs. Carrie Hun-King. Mr. C. Judson Bushnell. Mr. Geortre M. Huss and Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Klo man the latter pair well remembered in Pitts burg. PittsbubgkbS who remember Miss Emma Remember, we keep used in the household and that we can supply your every want without leaving the building. Our prices and terms all, as we sell for CASH OR CREDIT. - Our easy weekly or monthly payment plan has proven very popular with all classes. z44z and 9S5 Mershon's singing at the concerts of Dr. Palmer's Normal School, in the summer of 1888, will be interested in the following item now going the rounds of the musical press: A cablegram from Nice says: A young lady here from Iowa, Miss Emma Mershon, is cre ating quite a furor among the Americans win tering on the Riviera. She is studying singing with Lamperti, the well-known Italian maestro, who considers her voice so remarkable that he is going to bring her out at the opera next year. Hhe Is going to make her debut at a con cert here next month and the Americans are all buying tickets in advance. MrtHABBY B. Bbockett, now studying with Lamperti in Dresden, has not yet been engaged by Carl Rosa for the next London sea son as reported. The premature statement has for foundation the fact that Miss Agnes Hunt ington, late of the Boston Ideal', and who has recently taken further Instructions from her old master, Lamperti, is under engagement with the English impressario. and has offered her influence to get Mr. Brockett on the same Say-roll. Mr. Brockett expects to return In uly. after a few months in London with Ran- degger or Shakespere. In conjunction with Mr. w. H. Coombs, his piano teacher, the Pittsburg tenor is now arranging for a concert in Dresden. Mb. Eth.ei.bebt Nevin'S recent activities in Boston are ot Interest to his home-folks just now. His Trio for piano, violin and 'cello was produced at Schirmer's a week or so ago with signal suecess. The Cecilia club is re hearsing bis part song, "The Night Hatha Thousand Eves" for its next concert Still an other edition of Mr. Nevln's charming Sketch book comes out this mouth an extraordinary sale. The young composer is about completing an elaborate Barcarolle for orchestra on Mar garet Deland's "Sunset on the Allegheny" an appropriate work, by the way, for Kir. Seidl's May Festival programme. He Is also at work on an Easter service for his boy choir at Christ Church, Quincy.to follow up the success of his Christmas music given by the same choir. The Frohsinn Male Singing Society will have to vacate its cosy old quarters next April and is now caating about for another location. An option has been secured on a building on Penn avenue, near Eleventh street, at one time occu pied by the Central Turn-Verein. The price named is $25,000, of which a considerable por tion Is said to be already in sight The finan cial question is to be discussed and settled, if possible, at this afternoon's meeting. If this or other property be purchased, it is the intention to remodel the building so as to include rooms for social uses and a concert hall as well. It will be a fine thing for Pittsburg's crack male chorus to secure a thoroughly suitable club house such, tor example as the Cologne Maen nergesangverein, the best in Germany.of whose hospitable quality the writer has vivid recol lections. Mr. Joiin Edwards, of Homestead, winne of the recent Eisteddfod prize for sight-reading, is an adept in the mysteriss of tonic-sol-fa. He claims to be able to teach any 6-year-old child, to read music in a single half-hour lesson and has practiced his method upon several ot his own children, including a daughter of 7, to such an extent that they can. It is said, "write music as it is being played and afterward read it over without a mistake." There was once a lad named Johann Chrysostom Wolfgang Ana dens Mozart, who almost equaled this record; but his fingers were not nimble enough to write out even Allccri's slow Miserere while it was being performed; he had to wait till after ward to transcribe the closely-kept traditional chant of the Sistine Chapel. Verilv, the world advances, witn tomc-soi-ia wen in the lead. A benefit concert for the sufferers by last week's catastrophe is suggested, and surely the spectacle of some two-score homes whose breadwinners are dead or disabled appeals strongly for the active sympathy of the com munity. If any one takes the matter up in earnest, there will be no backwardness on the part of the music-makers and the press in re sponding to the call. That was thoroughly proven oy the well-remembered Charleston Relief Concert The difficulty in all such en terprises is to get the public interested enough to make the process worth all the time nnd effort involved. The situation is correctlvdiag nosed in the prompt offer of Director J. P. Mc Collum: "If any one will furnish the house, tho Mozart Club will furnish the music" He did not mean the "hall." as reported, but the aud ience quite a different matter. No doubt many other musical clubs, and individuals would fall in line with the Mozarts, just as soon as some one undertakes, with reasonable basis for success, to manage the concert and sell enough tickets to make it worth while. Here is the emergency; hero, step forth I The general rehearsals of the Festival Chorus, under Mr. Carl Retter's direction, will henceforth be held each Thursday evening in the First M. P. Church, Fifth avenue, near Smithfield street The College Hall, on Eighth street which has been outgrown by the full chorus, will still serve for part rehearsals; for ladies on Monday evenings, for gentlemen on Friday evenings. A. mass meeting is to bo held next Tuesday evening in Old City Hall to devise ways and means for carrying on the Ex everything needed or are within the reach of j is: Penn Avenxie. position building a matter in which the mu sical public have an especial interest since the greatest musical event yet projected in this city is so dependent upon the prompt comple tion of the superb structure now well under way. The festival might be given elsewhere, but with dubious success, and with certainty of abandoning the proposed popular prices and again restricting to the few what should ba in reach of all. As it now stands a failure to complete the building in time for the festival would spread the city's lack of enterprise and public spirit much farther than if naught but a local exposition depended upon it The eyes of musical America will be directed to the Point; let our musicians do all they can to make the sight a creditable one to our great community. The piano and song recitals to be given at the Pittsburg Club Theater on Tuesday and Thursday evenings by Mr.Ethelbert Nevin. now of Boston, and Mme. Helene Malgille. of New York, are tho leading events of the week. The choice programmes read as follows: TCXSDAT EVENING. Kafl -a. Fantasle aud Fugue. I -. i.- nT, n 6. Glgueand Variations I ftom Sult8 0o' " Donlzettl-Di qual soavl (II folluto). Schnmann-At Even (Des Abends). Brahms Variations i ri Nn. Verdi-Bolero (Sicilian Vespers). X,lszt a. Llebestraeame. So.2. Gestorben war Ich. No. 3. O lleb, o lleb so lang du llehea" kannst. ft. Isolden'sLtebestodt (Wagner). jiisnop iiu utv ii9cuune. IJrassln Fire Charm (Wagner). THUESDAT EVENING, Mr. Fred G. Toerge and Mr. Charles I. Cooper, assisting. Zllcher Two serenades for piano, violin and 'cello. Hojslni Una Voce poco fa (fl Barblere.) .Nevln-a. Valse Khspsodle, from Sketch-book. 0. Ka Song, from Barcarolle. Mendelssohn On Wings of Song. Meyer-Helmnnd Mother Dear. Buck Come Where the Lindens Bloom. Chopin Fourth Ballade. Kublnsteln The Dew It Sparkles, Carter The Stream (MSS.) .Nevln O, That We Two were Maying. Schubert Thine is My Heart 2'evln Trio for pianoforte, violin and violon cello, op. 4. a. Allego Vivace. 12-8. b. Andante Moderato. 3-4. c. Intermezzo, in dance form. 6-8. a. jsinaie. MAKES BABY SICK. 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