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yesterday The Tribune congratulated the
Chicaaos on having the day before played a how
end remarkable kind of game for them, —one
where they won by fielding, though outbatted.
This morning it points out a relapse, ana calls
attention to the fact that the White Stockings
yesterday outbatted their opponents, and then
lost the game by their wonderful muffing.
The attendance was better than at either of
the preceding. Star games, though not very
large even then. The borne team lost the toss,
and led oil with a run made on an error of
Carpenter when two bauds were out. The
visitors responded in their half of the inning
with a run made on two bits and an error by
Peters. In the third inning singles by Haukiii
fon and Anson and Ferguson’s long two-bnser
cave Chicago the only two earned runs which
ibey made in the game, JLn the last half
the Stars came back at the Whites
vviib three given by Rcrasen’s
error and the other two by Peters*
mu#. In the the next inning the Chicagos
wade an awful exhibition of themselves, letting
in five runs on three single base-hits, supple
mented by no less than eight errors, four of
which gave men first base. Just as a matter of
cariosity, suppose, instead of describing that
inning, the reporter should tabulate it; for in
stance, there were five runs made, and of course
lour bases for each one, or twenty bases in all;
then two men put out at second who had made
fcrst nasc: add one for each of them, and’that
{yould be twenty-two bases; then a man left on
third; be had made three bases, and those
added in show that the Stars made twenty-five
bases somehow in that inning. Now let us sec
how they got them; here it is in tabular form:
By clean bits they got
liV clvan Meals
By forcing out tne runner
on OatsidyV muffed fly
On Ilarikinsou’s muffed grounder.
On Larl.iu’s wild pitch
On Anson's wide throw
On Ferguson's passtd grounder...
On JVtjr*’ muffed grounder
On Bowers’ passed balls
This shows that the batters got eleven bases
and the tielacrs gave®them fourteen more; but
it should be added that if the chances had been
taken the bafterS would have made just three
bases and not eleven.
The last mu for the visitors was made in the
fifth inning. It resulted from an error by
Larkin. In the sixth inning, with the score at
30 to 3 against them, the Chieagos tried to pull
out, and made a rood struggle for it. Renisen
Jed oil with a hit, and scored on two more and a
passed ball. In the seventh the Stars did a lit
tle muffing and let in three unearned runs.
Ihe costly errors were by Heifer, Farrell, and
McClellan, and hits by Anson and Rcmsen
brought in the runs. In the last inning Carpen
ter gave Powers his base, and three more errors
worked him around home with the eighth run
for his side. Following is
THU scone:
Cassidy, r. f....
Start. 1b.......
Hantinson, 3 b.
Larkin, p
Anson. 1. f.....
Ferguson, 2 b..
Peters, s. a
Powers, c.
iicmscn, c. f
Hoteling, c
Farrell. - b......
Carpenter, 3 b...
Mansell, 1. f.....
Derby, d
McCormick, r. f.
JJor-'an, c. t
Heifer, lb
McClellan, s. 5...
12 3 4
.10 2 0
.10 3 5
•■‘xiia..'. .•*.....
Hans earned—Chicago, 2; Star, 1.
Two-base Hemsen. McCormick.
Total bases on clean hits—Chicago, 10; Star, 11.
First base on S; Stir, 11.
Errors affecting the score—Cassidy. Uaukinson,
Larkin, Anson, Ferguson. Peters <3), Powers,
Hemsen. lloialing (2), Farrell, Carpenter (2),
Herbt, Ileilcr (2). McClellan (2).
Left on bases—Chicago, 11; Star, 10.
Doable play-Star, 1.
Passed balls—Powers, 4; Hotalinp, 3,
M Hd pitcaes—Larkin, 1; Derby, 1.
Struck out—Chicaao. 2: Star, 2.
Umpire—Plyllipa, of the Stars.
The above table shows the absolute defects of
the present system of scoring. On looking it
over, a man who didn’t see the game could not
find out how it was lost and won. The times
at bat arc equal; the Chicago* led decidedly iu
baiting, both single and total baseMiits; they
readied first base more times tbau their oppo
nents; they earned more runs; they were left
on bases only oace more, and the errors which
affected the score were equal iu number. Kow,
since the best-ulayed came (so far as the above
record rocs) did cot win, why didu’t it* Will
some one propound a form ol score which shall
show the reasun why such eames as yesterday’s
arc lost and won i It can be explained In half a
column of description; bat can it be explained
in a score? ■ *.,
The only player among the Cbicagos yester
day who wasn’t off his foot was Start, anil they
did the best they could to break him up by ex
traordinary throwing; but none of them got
Owing to the disabled condition of the Star
team the}* borrowed McClellan from the Chica
cos, and played him at short, McCormick going
to right-acid, and Manager Phillips acting as
umpire. The latter was generally fair iu his
decisions, .aud gave better satisfaction than
some others we have had here this vear. A
couple of questionable decisions .enraged some
of the'crowd unreasonably, but the fact re
mains that the umpire didn’t lose the game nor
win it. Toe result was decided by the eight
errors of the Chicagos in the fourth inning.
The Milwaukee* play here Wednesday, Thurs
day, and Saturday of this week.
Boston, Sept. 28.—Providence, 4; Boston, 8.
FolUiniistlierccoril of games played for
the League champiouship, the only ’change
since last publication being that the Providence
are now sure of third place:
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Games lost IB ] 23k srl'sol 30, 1 4b! 170
• MOttC ABOUT “loDS.”
m f™ le tooe aru tlijs paper published some re
marks about, kids,-’ or “ promising voutis
■M’kCftir'r, in a general war, that they
sdao ji raahtcd their high reputations when pu t
cl ? Jbs - bmee thc earasraph vras
»nueu it has been rather wildly commented 011,
iad it is proper to support it, if possible, with
hjturcs. On lookmtr over the haUiutr averages
n -,vl S , i V f 3r ’ tbe rc ? OT twenty-uiue
noL m Lea C a <= klubs last year.
IW ! I, V S auJ tbfit- last year’s
mouts.de clubs, and eomparinc them
rt,conls ,inade by the same players this
the following .lasts are
lur»"i? K ' ( * * the twentv-ninc players
„ provcd V iclr rccorii of last year, and ot
wham 511 on ‘J r oue (Ualrj'iupic) is anv
top of the list. The
“ .5 V «- arc Warner, Flint, Will-
J™ 6 ™’ ■ ly ’ 21111 " T e»vcr, and ail except Kelly
tinm?”? 1 '. 11 the line. It may be saidj as a
1 lat side 01 tlie that Ualrvm-
V T are tlie only new members of the
, :ave improved their records of last
0,1 tbe other side are twenty three men
1 ' ™„ L ; ave nuteriallv lowered their record, aud
eiampfS*- pVm a lcw of tho morc Prominent
Pin,,,*. ■ £a,< ThU\ Last' This
Dictemnn vear -' v (ar - y‘ar
£ ■ -kOS.Nelson 309 .1:1.7
ilankinsoa. ,31s .-JilS Quct.. .... .300 .010
.317 .331;.% 370 .140
i! U •••• -bio .35j|.Mc(Jormick. .373 .143
ot^cr show rather less falling off,
i»7a ec< { acil to bear out what has been said. If
lucre be any moral to the story it is that ibe
Manager who hires a “promising young
w.a}er on the slrchgtu of what his record has
ucen in outside clubs, and then looks to him to
keep up that record, is going to get fooled.
Jhe UudDnati Enquirer indulges in
cniigu on the subject of scoring, aud there is
JpharcDtly some reason for its criticisms. Its
jcoortcr’ scored the games iu Ciuciuuati and
JJ°iu us telegraphed scores from other olaces
up a batting rcqord. When the official
.•wrc came to Laud it was, found that it was
miles and leagues awavfrom the other, as shown
here:' ' •
J. White .
Gcrhardt .
Jones..,. /
McVey ...
will be seen, therefore, that the official
gives every man except two a far better record
than the newspaper. One of two things is true:
either the paper has systematically detracted or
the official has systematically “sweetened ” the
scores. Why Jones’ official score Is not larger
is easily guessed, but why MeYev’s has
dwindled is harder to say. While The Trih
une reporter docs not In the least admire the
Enquirer's style of putting ball news before the
public, he is free to say that, so far as his ob
servation goes, much more justicehas been done
by the Enquirer than by the official. Tnis
“observation” refers to the six Chicago games
in Cincinnati which were scored bv a' Chicago
The Boston programme for 1579 is thus laid
down oy tbe Uera d, which is supposed toahvays
know ali about it:
Considerable interest is already being manifested
relative to the personnel of the Boston Club for
next year, especially since the announcement from
the Western clubs that they had, at this early date,
engaged they* players for the next campaign.
Bond, Burdock, Morrill, and Sutton hold over
with the Bostons on nuexpired contracts. The
only new contract thus far made has been with
Jones, left-fielder of this year’s Clnclnnatie. Sny
der has promised to play in Boston next year, but
no agreement has as vet been signed. This will
leave three places to be filled, via.: Short-stop,
made vacant by the retirement of George Wright,
centre and right-field. For the first position Rich
mond, of the Uticas, has been thought of, but be
fore any decision is made the field will be carefnlly
canvassed, and the best available material ooiainen.
Purcell, interior, and Richardson, centre-fielder,
of the same Club, have also been thought of. A
strong effort will be made to retain O’Rourke,
and, unless bis terms are entirely un
reasonable. mar Drove auccessful. ’ Some
of the Boston Association would like to see
O’Rourke and his brother, the latter now playing
with tbe Manchester:*, members of the Club next
year. This would make a strong outfield, both in
batting and fielding. Foley and Hawes, of the
Lowells, have been communicated with, and their
terms received, a definite answer to be returned to
them within a specified date. Two things maybe
sain to have i een virtually settled upon regarding
the Boston Club of next year, viz.: that there will
be a change pitcher, and no enormous salary list,
as appears to be the practice in some of the West
ern organizations. In regard to the first, either
Foley or Purcell would fill tlie bill. With one ex
ception, Bond has pitched in every championship
game played by the Bostons this year, and no small
proportion of their succ-ss has been due to the in
cessant, indefatigable efforts of this popular king
of pitchers. The Club next year will be econom
ically managed, the feeling prevailing that high
’salaries do not make tue best players, and that
good material can he found among those who have
not such a national reputation as the high-salaried
ones. It can be depended upon that Boston will
have a club in 1879 in every way worthy of it.
According to this the “left-outs ” will be
Leonard, O’Rourke, Manning, anti Schafer. The
question of salary lias unquestionably to do
with some of those names.
All the League clubs except Milwaukee have
now announced at least a part of their teams
for 1879. and, despite the fact that it is not yet
known how many additional clubs will be admit
ted, it is proper to present the list as far as it is
known. Amendments can be made later. Fol
lowing is tbe roster:
Boston. Chicago, Cincinnati.
Snyder, c, Flint, c. J. White, c.
Rond. p. Larkin, p. W. White, p.
Morrill. 1 b. Anson, 1 b. Sullivan, i b.
A \*
0; 2:
0 l!
2' 3
; i* i':
s; i
li 0*
2 0
Burdock. 2b. Quest, 2n. Foley, 3b.
Sutton, 3 b. liunkinson, 3 b. Burke, e. e.
Jones, f
Ward, p.
Brown, c.
Start, 1 b.
Hasuc, 3 b.
VVrieht, s. 8.
York, 1. f.
Hines, c, f.
lligUam, r. f.
So faronly two men have been engaged from
clubs not in the League this year.
ue didn’t know .tub scoke.
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a 2
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O 2
g y
IS 13
2 1
1 3
1 0
0 1
0 1
0 0
21 0
It was ou the ball-ground. He was a
man, and had a memorandum-book in his baud.
He was working away with a pencil, and pres
ently a man leaned over and said: “ What’s the
“I don’t know,” was the reply.
5 6 7 .8 0
0 13 0 I—B
1 0 0 0 0-10
Then there was a few moments of silence,
during which time the young majfcfigured awiy
until another mao approached ana asked:
“ What inning is this?”
“Don’t know,” was the sullen reply.
“6, you don’t,” said the querist, sarcastical
ly, “well, you needn’t be putting on airs over
it, as if 1 vvere asking you the secrets of Free
lie had no more than recovered from t v c
shock than another man walked over to aim and
“ Was that last a two or three-base hit?”
This made the young man mad, ana he re
plied not.
The inquirer passed, and be enjoyed five min
utes’ peace, when a ragged little gamin stepped
up to him and yelled: “Say, mister, how many
runs ahead are the Jerseys?”
Then a man asked him which paper he repre
sented, and while he was simmering with rape
another fellow walked up to him to make some
inquiry, but before he could open his mouth to
do so the man with the memorandum-book cut
him short by jumping uo and screaming, “I
don’t know the score; I don’t know what in
ning it is; I don’t know a curve-pitcher from a
history'of Paraguay; lam not connected with
any paper; now don’t ask me auy more ques
tions. It’s a pity if a man can’t sit down to
compose a few verses for a iady’s autograph
album without being bored to death about a
game of ball!”
Then he resumed his seat, red in the face, and
was allowed to continue his verses in peace.—
Hackensack Republican.
Troy Times: “Just about five members of
the Haymaker nine, as now constituted, should
follow Horace Greeley’s advice.”
The Stars expected to play to-morrow in Cin
cinnati, but the game has been canceled, and
they will play in Cleveland instead.
it is announced that the Cincinnati and In
dianapolis Clubs will play in the latter .city
Tuesday and Wednesday of this week.
The games for this week will be three,—all
with Milwaukee. They will be played on
Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
President Halbert, of the Chicago Club, has
been laid up for several days by some painful
complaint in his foot. The Star games were all
played without his guiding eye.
The Manager of the Stars announces that that
Club has already engaged for next vear McCor
mick, Dorgan, Farrell, Richardson, Mansell, and
Carpenter. Phillips \yili remain as Manager,
AH city base-ball clubs outside of the Ama
teur League, who arc in favor of forming anoth
er League for the season of 1879, please address
Richard Garrity, 18ff North Desplaiucs street.
The Cleveland Leader says: “ Snyder, Ger
harat, Hines, and Latham have signed to plav
in Washington next year.” This is entirely
false as to the first three, and extremely doubt
ful as to Latham.
Who would be a candidate for the Governor
ship and fardels bear (whatever lardcls are)
when a base-ball catcher is the hero of the men
and darling of the ladies, with $7,000 a year*—
Boston Transcript .
Following is the programme of the Buffalo
Clubfor this week: tfept, 80. at Holyoke; Oct.
1, at Newßcdiord: Oct. 2, at Boston; Oct. 8, at
Providence, Oct. 4, at Boston; Oct, 5, at Provi
dence; Oct. 7, at Albany.
Referring to the Julieu umpiring in Chicago
the other dar. the Enquirer says: “After one
or two umpires get hung some of these days,
the remainder will be careful how they make
double plays all by themselves.”
The Syracuse Hera d says of Utica: “It is
said that a proposition has been made to Mc
’Guinuess to have him hire a nine, no member of
tvuieh shall be paid more than SSuO for the year’s
work, MeGuinuess to be Captain and Manager, 1 '
The Providence management announce the
following as their team for 1579: Ward, p.;
Brown, c.; Start, lb.; Farrell, 2b.: Hague, 3b.;
Wright, s. s.; York, 1. f,; Hines, c. f.: Uigham.
r. I.' They have fallen through on Farrell, aud
may on another of the list.
. Here is a new combination of amusements:
“The Cleveland Skating-Park and Base-Ball
Association has just been incorporated, with a
capital stock of $5,003, iu shares of §2uo each.
The Incorporators arc A. Everett, J. F. Evans,
George W, Howe, O. H. Bulkier, and A. B.
It is the general opinion in the Star Club that
Hotal:u£ lias engaged to play in Cincinnati next
vear, tuough the "papers down that Way have
nut announced him. He is (so tar as his play
here is a criterion) a fine batsman, who needs a
vear in a League ciub to bring out some poiuts
and repress others.
The announcement made yesterday that the
Chicago Club had engaged Gore, of the New
Bedford Club, for next season is confirmed, and
there is no doubt that A 1 Spalding has made
thc arrangement. The new man is practically
unknown to the West, and he was of course en
gaged on his reputatibn and record, which are
Doth excellent. There is a general impression,
ojff En- ( OJH- En
ciaf. qblrer.lPlayers. eiat. qulrer.
». .303 .2SsKellv. 281 .271
...20S .201 Sullivan... .235 .242
.. .303 .270 .Mitchell... .250 .245
.'..297 .310 Geer 215 .212
.. .293 .300 W. White.. .140 .130
Peters, s. s. Dickerson, f.
Gore, c. f. Mc\*ey, r. f.
Shader, r. f. Kelly.
Clapp, c.
McCormick, p.
based on averages,, etc., that the best new
players of the year in outside clubs arc Gore,
Richardson, O’Rourke, and Hotalinsr, and of
these Gore is called rather the best. He is said
to be a Maine man, a left-handed batter and
bard hitter. So far as records go (and they are
by no means infallible), he Is a better batter in
his class than any League player has been in his.
The Peoria Reds have disbanded for the sea
son. They plaved a strong game and made a
good record. It is expected'that Morgan, the
Manager of the Club, will have charge of a
team in Detroit next season. There used to be
a good deal of interest in the game in Michigan,
and plenty of Stale rivalry. Morgan-ought to
make a success of his more.
The prospect is favorable for a base’-ball nine
in Lowell next season, but no member of a nine
will be engaged until a sufficient guarantee has
been pledged to run the Club through the sea
son. The Lowells’ programme for the coming
week is as follows: Sept. 30, Utica; Oct. 1, Os
wego; Oct. 2 ana S, Svracusc; Oct. 4, Troy;
Oct. 3, Albany. —Boston Uerad .
The Lowells have voted to expel Sam Crane,
the second baseman of tit# late Koehbsters.
They claim that when the Koehbsters disbanded
Crane wrote saying that he would play ijie sea
sob out in that city. .Instead of so doing, he
joined the Sprlngfields. As the Lowells have
no written contract with him, their attempts to
expel him will amount to nothing.— Buffalo Ex
TheNewYork Herald says: “Efforts are
beifig put forth to organize strong chibs in
Philadelphia, Baltimore, ami Washington, with
a view to their becoming connected with the
strong old professional organization [the
League]. As several good clubs are needca in
the East to fill up that body to eight or ten
clubs, which are about all they will admit, and
equalize the number of this and the Western
section of the country, there is somd probability
of good clubs in the cities named, or in this city
and Brooklyn, if such were here, being ad
mitted. In no event is there any likelihood of
the League increasing the size of its organiza
tion, however, beyond a dozen clubs.
• The Mercury's correspondent at Worcester,
Mass., states that the Worcester Base-Ball Asso
ciation held a meeting on the evening of Sent.
16, decided to wind up its aifalrs, authorized the
Directors to pay all claims against the Associa
tion, made an assessment of §7O per share, and
voted unanimously to take immediate measure
to have Brackett and the other players expelled
from the International Association. It is the
genera! opinion that Brackett is alone to blame
for the desertion of the nine. The total receipts
of the Club on its Southern trip were §SI7. The
plavers received §175 ot tills, and the rest,
Brackett claims, was spent for expenses. The
property of the Association is at Baltimore.
The Washington Capita 1 savs: “ Davy Force
has signed to play with the Buffalos next year.
Speaking of Davy reminds us of an incident
that occurred in the National Hotel in ’7l. The
White Stockings, of Chicago, played the Olym
pics here, andwere badly beaten—something
like thirteen to nothing. Davy was in high
glee and skipped Into the National, where the
first man he met was Ned O’Baldwin, the Irish
giant. Ned stood nearly seven feet in his
stockings, and Davy about four feet. To the
amusement of the bystanders the bantum
struck an attitude and.invitcd the O’B. to square
himself. The incident was so ludicrous that
all—Ned included —except the Chicago players,
joined in the laugh. The White Stockings wore
then Captained bv Jimmy Wood, the fines t
second baseman that ever donned a uniform,
and included McAfee, Zettleln, etc. How soon
they pass from the stage.”
The statement made in this and various other
papers that Farrell, of the Stars, was to play in
Providence next year was oased on the asser
tion or the Proyidence managers, but it now
seems to be incorrect. There is no doubt that
Farrell verballv agreed to go under certain con
ditions, and it is said that he signed a telegram
agreeing to terms, but it hardlv seems that
such a bargain is good in League law. The lat
ter provides that “The contract shall he in
writing, be dated, specify the time, indicate the
service, and be signed by the player and some
officer or recognized agent of the Club and
otic witness.” Also that no eontract shall be
valid until after the receipt by the Secretary of
the League of a notice, signed by the Club and
player. No verbal agreement or tclegam can
fulfill these conditions. Farrell has since signed
with the Star Club in proper form- and there is
no doubt that he will play there. George
Wright’s mistake, and it scents strange that lie
should have made it, was in depending on any
thing except an attested signature.
The Cincinnati Enquirer announces that Burke
has engaged with the Club of its city, and that
his contract is in the President’s safe.' To which
the Cleveland Hcra'd replies: “Burke has not
fully determined to plav here, although it is
hoped be will do so. lie has no engagement
with the Cincinnati Club, although the Eugutrer
states positively that his contract is in the hands
of Mr.-Neff. and he is at perfect liberty to olay
here if he wishes to. His delay in signing here
is caused by the fact that he wishes to see how
strong a nine Is to be organized. Neither has
Kennedy been engaged, although it is also very
much to be hoped that he will be. The nearest
there is to an engagement with him is his
promise to inform the management here before
signing in any other place. The basemen and
right and left fielders of the present nine will
without doubt fill the same positions next year.
To fill the pitcher’s position negotiations arc
pending with Mitchell, of the Cincinnaris, and
Purcell, of the Utlcas, but there are hardly any
indications as to what the result will be.”
The entries to the inaugural meeting of the
Chicago Trotting and Jockey Club closed last
evening, and are given below. They arc fifty
two in number, and to say that they Indicate
that the coming meeting will be by far the most
successful ever held in the West is putting the
matter very mildly indeed. The result has
agreeably surprised even the most sanguine
supporters of the Club, and is an indication of
what may be expected so long as there is n lirst
class track In Chicago, run by first-classmen.
It Is the history of every association in the
country, that fully one-third of the entries to
each meeting are mailed from distant pointsmen
the day that the nominations close, 'ami
eouseauently do not rerich their destination
until two or three days afterward. Should this
rule hold good in the case of the thicapo Club,
—and there is no reason to doubt that it will, —
the total number of nominations to the differ
ent events on the programme of the coming
meeting will be upwards of seventy.
It will be seen by reading the list that
every trotting and pacing horse in
the country is to be here. and
every race, except the free-for-all, has been
filled, and another participant in thfswlll doubt
less turnup before many days. A great mauy
horsemen were deterred from entering their
animals in this race because they feared the
presence ot .Edwin Forrest. It will be noticed,
however, that Green concluded to start Lula in
steaaof the wonderful youagson of Ned Forrest,
probably reserving him for a special trial of
sifljtect. ’ln the slower classes, the names of con
tcftKnts are numerous, and they come from all
parts of the United States and Canada, It was
not thought that auy horses nowin the Fast
would be here, but a number of
them are entered. Chicago Is repre
sented bv the stables of Budd Uoble.
who has the promising young mare, Callahan’s
Maid, iu two events; Samuel J. Morgan, who
In Star Duroc-and Piedmont has two of the best
sous of the famous trotting .fires Messenger
Duroc and Almont; D. W. Kendall, with Black
Doc; and George Logan, with Surprise. Peter
V. Johnson will also be on hand with the fast
stallion, Envoy.
The 2:20 race, on the opening day, >vill bring
together oue of the finest fields of ’horses ever
seen in the country, and when the statement is
made that it includes such notable fivers.as
Scott’s Thomas, Mazo-.Manic, Wolford's Z,
Keeler. John H., and Dame Trot, nothing more
is necessary to interest every man who takes an
Interest in turf sports.
How "the other purses have filled may be
seen by reference to the Hat below.
It is’a great triumph for Chicago that the As
sociation lias secured for its inaugural meeting
the best horses of the country, and immense
crowds will witness each day’s sport, there can
be uo doubt. The entries are as follows:
nusT DAY.
2:40 class, parse $1,000:
G. J. Fuller, XasUville, enters b. g. Frank.
1). \V. Kendall, Chicago, enters blk. g. Black
William Cunnaff, Kalamazoo, enters br. g. Ba
James Wilson, Roshvillc, Ind., enters gr. m
Jennie C.
Samuel J. Morgan, Chicago, enters br. s. Star
IHick Bros., Waterloo, K. T., enter gr. m.
Golden Girl.
2:20 class. $1,500:
G. J. Fuller, Nashville, enters b. e. Scott’s
W. H. Wilson. Cynthiana, Ky., enters ch. g.
Smith, Freeport, 111., enters b. g. ,Wol-
John F.
fora’s Z.
JohnS. Baker, Seneca Falls, X. Y., enters b. g.
Tom Keeler.
T. C. Borden, Pittsfield, Mass., enters b. g.
Jonn 11.
Charles S. Green, Babylon, L. L, enters ‘blk.
tt. Dame Trot.
2:23 class. $1,000: -
• Jere Dunn. Chicago, enters b. m. Lady Alice.
Edwin Hither, Racine, Wia., enters blk. g. Ed-
V. Simpson. Janesville, Wia., entersm. Lady
Samuel J. Morgan, Chicago, enters ch. s. Pied
Budd Doble, Chicago. enters ch. m. Callahan's
CJ C. Lovvhcad. Washington Coart-Xlouac, Ohio,
enters hr. in. Nettie C.
G. E., Whitney, Xcwburg, Ohio, enters ch. m.
J, W. Fcrnold, Chicago, enters gr. g. Frank
2:23 class. $1,500:
Tbroop A Chamberlain, Malone, X. Y., enter
blk. ir. Clifton Bov.
it.‘Patterson, Pittsburg, eaters b. m. Belle
Samuel A. Brown, Pcntwatcr, Mich., enters
oik. m. Lady Turpin.
C. F. Lewis, Altnont, Mich., enters b. g. Fred
Charles S. Green, Babylon, L* L, enters b. m.
The Jewess.
.lotmS. Baker, Seneca Falls, X. Y.. enters b.
g. Tom Keeler.
B. F. Case. Berrien Springs, Mich., enters br.
g. Xeome.
W. 11. Crawford, Warren, Pa., enters b. g. Lew
2:34 class, SI, 000: ,
Peter Curran, Toronto, Ont.,. enters’b. g. Rus
sian Spy
W. 11. Wilson, Cynthlana, Ky., enters ch. g.
D. W. Kendall,. Chicago, enters blk. g. Black
Thomas Treacy, Chicago, 111., enters b. g.
Roofer Jr,
George R. L’pgan, Chicago, enters hr.. g. Sur
prise. *
Edwin Hither, Racine, Wis., enters b. g. Charlie
C. *
Illick Bros., Waterloo, X. Y., enter gr. m.
Golden Girl.
G. E. Whitney, Xcwbnrgh, 0., enters ch. g.
Copt. Selllck.
Special purse, $3,000:
John Solan Cleveland, 0., enters b. g. Ranis
(to wagon).
C. S. Green, Babylon, L. 1., enters hr. g.
Great Eastern (under saddle).
Dan Mace, New York, enters gr. g. Hopeful (In
2:20 class, $1,500:
John Croker, Cleveland, enters cr. g. Gray
KoncrtT. Knocks, Sioux City, la., enters b. m.
Dakota Mala.
V. Simpson, Janesville, Wis., enters b. m.
Ladv McFatridgc.
BuddDoblc, Chicago, enters ch. m. Callahan’s
1). \V. Edwards, Seneca Falls,* In. V. , enters b.
8. Schuyler.
Bon Ilershey, Muscatine, la., entersbr. a. En
Purse, open to all pacers. §750:
A. M. Wilson, Cleveland, enters gr. g.
James Wilson, Rtishvilic, Iml., enters b. m.
John McCallin, PilNbnhj. enters g. m. Lucy.
W. H. Crawford, Warren, Pn., enters br. g.
Sleepy George.
Purse, open to all trotters, §1,500:
T. T. Oliver, Cincinnati, enters br. m. Protein?.
Charles S. Green. Babylon, L. 1., enters b. in.
T. C. Barden, Pittsfield, Mass., enters b. g
John 11.
It cannot be said that the iirst trotting meet
ing, given lust week bv the St. Louis Jockey
ami Trotting Club, was a marked success.
Great anticipations had been raised in the minds
of the public by the wide-spread preliminary
advertising which the meeting received, and
when such anticipations are not realized there is
always a feeling of disappointment, not un
mixe’d with disgust. The policy of tne St.
Louis Club in regard to this meeting was not of
the wisest. In tne first place, mere was a wide
difference of opinion among the otßeers in re
gard to holding such a meeting, some thinking
that the track should be devoted exclusively to
runners, while others held that an entire devo
tion to thoroughbred interests was neither wise
nor sensible. Another fact that operated
against a successful trotting meeting was. that
a change in the date when the entries closed
was made after circulars had been sent
all over the country announcing the day on
which all nominations to.the various events
must be scut In. This confusion of dates mis
led many horsemen, and in Chicago alone there
was ui least one driver who was deceived by it
to such an extent that he was unable to enter
his horses at die meeting, as lie had intended
doing. This changing ot dates was done at the
request of several drivers who went through the
Great Western Circuit with their stables, and
did not wish records made during that time to
be a bar at St. Louis. Of course this catering to
the wishes of these men was very convenient
and pleasing to them, but tne result was disas
trous to the Sr. Louis lolks, who, in their anx
iety to .keep on the right side of such Moguls as
Dan Mace, Dan De Noyellcs, and others, entire
ly lost sight of the imtortaut fact that there are
other horses in the country besides Darby and Ad
elaide. The programmeof themeedugwusalso
altered because some alleged wiseacres of the
sulgey told Mr. Carr that the eternal salvation
of the St. Louis Club depended upon it, and he
was simnle enough to accept their talk as lie
would have that of uninterested parties.
These things arc fully understood In St.
Louis now that it is too lute to remedy them,
znd the papers of that city have been making a
desperate eiTort to gloss over the matter as
much as possible, ana divert attention from the
failure by persistently and vigorously abusing
the Association at Quincy, in tins State, which
had the temerity to give a meeting during the
week of the one at St. Louis. The trouble with
tee St. Louis Club is that its members have
been iniluenced altogether too much by the
running horsemen of the Soutu and such
papers as the Kentucky Live-Stock
IteconU a Cxi) sheet, which Is
edited by a gentleman who believes
in Ten Broeck, God, and the Louisville Associa
tion. If they will pay less attention to men
whose talk is all in tne interest of their own
poeketbooks, and manage the affairs of the
Club as their owu good sense dictates, their
success can be no less, aud their failure would
certainly be no greater.
St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 2S. —'The races for to
day were postponed to Monday on account of
the rain.
The greatest double-team in the world—Splan
and Rams. —67. Lou's G'.obe-BcmocraL
The St. Louis Jockcv an.l Trotting Club sent
S9OO to the yellow-fever sufferers in the .South.
Nettie, record 2:18, has won hut §3OO this
season. Rather a poor showing for a free-for
all trotter.
John H. Wallace, Esq., editor of IPaVnce’.T
Month';}* has returned Irom a three-months’ trip
to Europe.
George Lorillard netted $30,000 from his
racing stable last year, and gave the entire
amount in charity.
Lida Bassett, the Cincinnati marc that was so
well thought of last season, is at St, Louis, and
doing well in her work.
Russian Spy, a somewhat celebrated Canuck
trotter, lias been purchased by Reeves and Flan
agan, of Toronto, for $4,000.
Matt Colvin, one of the oldest and best
known drivers in the West, lias returned to
Chicago from St. Louis, wucre he has spent the
past yehr.
English race-horses arc fed on the best up
land nay, ot which six or eight pounds are given
to each daily, and iromiiltecn to twenty pounds
of the best oats.
BuddDoblcattended tberaccs at Quincy last
week in the interest of th£\)hicago Jockey and
Trotting Club, 3hd succeeded in securing sever
al entries for the meeting.
George Nelson, driver of Lady McFatridge,
record 2:20, has reached Chicago with the mare,
and Is at the new track. Lady McFatridge will
trot at the coming meeting.
Bristow, a converted pacer that could trot
close to 2:20, amt owned by the Messrs. Melon
dy, of Hogersvlile, Tenn., was killed recently in
a railroad accident in that State.
A figure of Justice, with the traditional sword
and scales, stands guard oyer the entrance to
the uew track. Its suggestiveness will be ap
preciated by both horsemen and the public.
William H. Doblc, Jr., has gone to Philadel
phia with the trotting gelding Scotland, that
was entered through the Great Western Cir
cuit, but found to be too slow for bis class.
J. Frank Work, Esq., of New York, who re
cently purchased Edward, record 2:19, thinks
he can drive that horse and Bill Thunder to
the pole iu 2:20. Perhaps he can, and then
again .
The pool-selling at the meeting here next
week will be conducted by Mr. Johu Gorman, of
New York City, lormcrly a partner of toe late
Maj. C. VV. Barker, whose face was familiar to
pool-buyers all over the country.
The meanest trotting association in the coun
try is that at Toledo, O. It charged everybody
for admission to its recent meeting, and eveu
went so far as to tax drivers 10 cunts apiece if
they left the track, eveu for a few minutes.
Marvin, who drove Smuggler from the time of
his conversion from pacing to trotting until be
was withdrawn from the turf, is now trainer ou
the stock-farm of ex-Gov. Stanford, at Palo
Alto, Cal. He is handling the .stallion Gen.
Benton, that created such a sensation at the
Utica mooting In ISTT» by trotting a mile in
as a u green horse. Benton will prob
ably be brought East next year and trotted for
a reputation! “-Old Charley.” who for five
years took care of Goldsmith Maid, is also em
ployed by Gov, Stanford. •
Thorndale and Daisydale, who have been trot
ting io the Great Western Circuit, were shipped
last wees to the home of their owner. Edwin
Thorne, Miilbrook, N. Y. Thorndale is still
suffering from a cold contracted several weeks
Wiklafr. a horse that trotted with considera
ble success through‘ the Central Circuit; has
been suspended bv the Cleveland Club for non
payment of entrance-money. Edward Pyle, the
well-known Philadelphia driver, Is hting up
with him.
A 2-ycar-old colt by Hamblctonian, dam by
Black Bashaw, was sold by auction the other
day at Pottstown, Pu., for SI,OOO. This Is a
long price for a 3-vear-old in these hard times,
and indicates that Hamblctonian blood is well
thought of.
Budd Doble, while in Kentucky last winter,
was nrsred to buy Protcine for $3,000. but held
off, wishing to give but §2,500. In July he went
to Buffalo intent upon securing: her lit almost
any cost, but could not get the owners ot the
marc to name a pHce. It is a fact not generally
known that Prdteihe is the dam of two colts,
she having been bred as a four and fivc-vcar-old.
Turfmen and others should not forget the
Breeders’ .Meeting at Rochester, on Tuesday and
Wednesday of the present week. There arc six
stakes to be trotted, and the nominations for
the different events .ncludc some of the best-
known young performers in the country, as well
as horses or mature dge whose performances
have placd them conspicuously before the pub
Childe Harold, an American-bred trotter, by
Harold, dam Young Portia, bv Mambrino Chief*
bred by Mr. A. J. Alexander, Woodburn Farm,
Kv,, and sold to Mr. Dick, of Scotland, in 1372,
won'the international handicap stakes, two mile
beats, on the Aintree Course, Liverpool, En
gland, Aug. 5. The / C r fe says: “In
Childe Harold .we were introduced to one of the
best trotters that have been seen In this country
for n long: time.”
There is a distressing similarity between the
pictures of noted horses given to the public bv
the of the Timet, and a widespread im
pression prevails that Mr. Buck is ringing in on
tlic public the same wood-cut on successive
weeks as a representation of different horses.
The pictures of Vblturuc and Woodford Mam-'
brino in the last two issues of the paper (drawn
by special artists who never saw cither of the
horses) arc so much alike that it, would never
be suspected mat one animal was a thorough
bred aud the other a trotter.
The four-year-old stallion Kentucky Wilkes,
that is matched to trot against the .Michigan
colt Tclvousah,. over the trad; of the Chicago
Jocker ami Trotting Club, Oct. 29, was en
tered in the four-year-old stake at the Breeders’
meeting at Rochester tills week, but as the only
other entry that made the dual payment was
Elaine, Ids owner very wisely concluded not to
trot him. Elaine will therefore have a walk
over for the money. It is said that she can trot
in 2:31. which is about seven seconds less time
than it takes Wilkes to go a mile,
Tne onlv important turf event of the present
week in England is the Cesarcwicch handicap,
two miles and a furlong, to be run Tuesday at
Newmarket. The French horses Vcrneitil,
Jongleur, and Fontainebleau arc favorites, to
gether with the English crack, Pageant. The
French entries are 4 years old, and have been
assigned weights as follows: Vcrneuil, 132
pounds; Jongleur, 12S; Fontainebleau, 124.
Pagemt, who is an aged horse, carries 124
pounds, in the Cambridgeshire handicap, to be
run at Newmarket Oct, 22, Petrarch. 5 years,
KM pounds; Jongleur, 4 years, 131; Hampton,
B years, 129.
Quite a number of horses will reach Chicago
to-day from Quincy and Sr. Louis, where :hey
have been trottingduringthepast week. Among
those from Quincy will be Hopeful, while the
balance of Dan .Mace’s stable comes from St.
Louis. Hams., comes through in a special car,
and a commodious stall has been prepared for
his accommodation at the track. lie is accom
panied nv u Jimmy” Karas, who will be cxnib
ited with him on the third day of the coming
meeting. The wagon (manufactured by the
Novelty Works, of this citv) winch he is to draw
in his race with Hopeful ami Great Eastern is
completed, and weighs sixty-four pounds. It
can De seen at the Exposition. •
Quite a breeze was created in turf circles last
week by the announcement that thegreat.Tyear
old, Himynr, had gone amiss so decidedly that
he would'not be able to start again this season.
A little investigation proved the report to have
been onlv too well founded* anditis now known
that the great son of Alarm ami Ilira will never
face the starter again, he having strained him
self so severely across the back and loins that
at present he cannot move in his stall. IT.ru
yar was entered in the Dixie and Breckinridge
stakes to be run at the coming Baltimore meet
ing, and had been freely backed to *wi!: both of
these rich events. The tur; career of the horse,
though short, was a brilliant one, and as a
2-year-old he had no equal.
The following are the latest suspensions by
the National Association affecting Western
horses and drivers: F. W. i’arsull, Coral, alien.,
and the b. 2. Bunker; A. C. Jefferson. Lansing,
.Mich., anil the b. s. Pasacas; L. ifmith. Battle
Creek, Mich., and the b. s. Jubal Earlv; 51.0.
Scott, Saginaw, .Mich., and the b. 2. Pleasant:
p. Mallory, Cnicago, and the b. 2. George Pot
ter; George Doublcday, Whitewater, Wis.. and
the b. g. Resolute and the br. g. Fayette; Byron
Nefygen, West Union, la., and the b. in. .West
Union Girl; C. B. Jones, Des Moines, la., and
the ch. s. Alamo; M. S. Malonv, Bylvidere, 111..
and the br. s. Compeer; W. J. Walsworth, La
Porte, lud.; G. W. Jamieson (owner). Elkhart,
ind., and the ch. 2. Uarrv Jay: Peter Reese.
Racine, Wis.. and the b. 2. Reese’s Dictator; L.
G. Potts, Jaloppa, 111., and the h. in. Stella K-;
C. W. Puillips, Keokuk, la., and the ch. 2.
Pnckahoe; A. Ij. Ro2ers, Freeport, 111., and the
b. 2. Pattv Lath; F. I). Clark, Chica2o, and tne
ch. m. Dollie; 1. K. Terry, Milton, la,, and the
blk. 2. Lictor; W. S. Rogers, Murphysboro, ID.,
and the b. in. Essex Maid; A. J. Carlin.
A correspondent* of the Sp'rit of the Times,
writing of the recent meeting at Lincoln, 111.,
has the following to sav regarding a Chicago
horse and his pt-rlonnances in a “ match ” race
for §IUO a side: “This nice was evidently a
put-up job by the two parties for the pool
inonev. The evening before the pools sold
soarscly, Hoofer, Jr., favorite, and next day the
Roan Jack partv did not trot until they
began selling pools actively on the race, then
the horses were brought our. The first heal
was won In a fog by Hoofer, Jr., in 2:39, while
Roaa Jack was doing all he could. The second
heat, Roofer, Jr.’s driver nodded for the word
three or four lengths behind, not going ofl bet
ter tUiuwi 3:00 gait, then kept fooling along,
got his horse oft his feet several times, and \rheu
Uoan Jack entered the home-stretch Roofer, Jr.,
was 303 yards behind. He Ahen ran
him in, or tried to, as a blind. The Ridges took
Roofer, Jr.’s driver down, ami put up another.
This man did not know the horse; besides he
was dosed and acted badly, and yet on the
stretch he trotted a 2:30 gait, or better. Such
proceedings are a disgrace to any track, and
such men ought to he excluded.”
Special Dispatch to The Trtbuno .
New York, Sept. 28. —Darnel O'Leary, cham
pion walker of the world, who is to enter upon
a six days 7 tramp against John Hughes, the
New York walker and runner, at Gilmore’s Gar
den, beginning at la. m. Monday next, is stoo
ping at the Metrouolitau. In reply, to the in
quiries of a reporter, he said his feet were never
in better form, and that his entire physical con
dition was perfect. He takes daily walks
of from lifteen to forty miles, going at
a fast and slow gait, as inclination prompts.
In regard to the match, he fclt eonfidcnt of uot
only beating Hughes, but of surpassing his
own forme** feafs and making the best time on*
record. All the arrangements, he said, were
made to the satisfaction ot all parlies. Hughes
does his walking iu Jersey. He, like his nim
ble antagonist, expresses his confidence in
coming out with the champiod belt
In ms possession after the week’s
* walk. He runs and walks great distances daily.
O’Leary is backing himself to a considerable
extent, while Hughes has many admirers who
arc not chary about putting one their money.
Tub general impression s-ems to he that the
contest will be exceedingly close, both men be
ing possessed of indomitable pluck and perse
verance, and both being determined to win at
all hazards. The betting is about 10D to 80
on O’Leary,, with plenty of takers.
Reading, Pa-, Sept. 33.—The regatta on the
Schuylkill to-day was witnessed by several thou
sand persons. The course was up stream one
and a half miles.
The four-oared race was won by the Nautilus
in 9:ISJ£; College Club, 9:223£.
The Senior scull race between Julian Ken
nedy, of the Tale College Club, and Harry Mc-
Millan, of the Vesper Club, Philadelphia, was
won by Kennedy. Time, 10:21#.
The Junior single scull race between Samuel
R. Seyfert, of the Nautilus, and R. D. Sarver,
of.the Quaker Citv Club, Philadelphia, was won
by Scyfcrl. Time, II ;57> a '.
.Tameston, X* Y., Sept, 2S,— About 1,000 per
sons gathered on the lake this evening to wit
ness the great International regatta, but it did
not come oIT. The management claimed there
was not monev enough and the men would not
row. Powell, of Pittsburg. and Uosmer. of
Boston, then for §lO3 rowed two miles and re
turn. flosrner won bv half a length. Time, 35
Sx. John, X. 8., Sept. 23i—The Lord crew, of
Carleton, have Issued a challenge to row aiiv
four-oared crew in America, except the Parts
and the Smith Xickcrson crews, distance four
miles, for §IOO a side.
Terrific Strugsls with a Burglar,
As a policeman was passing.a small house np in
the Western suburbs the other morning about
2:15, his attention was attracted by the sounds as
of h most fearfui straggle for life and death coins
oa within the house, crashing of furniture, driving
of hcavv* bodies against walls, upsetting of wash
ing*. and so on. the whole minified with the most
fearful oaths and roars of laughter. A moment
later the front bedroom window in the second storv
was opened, and a man put out his head, his face
being split from car to ear with a colossal smile.
“ What’s the.matter.? ” said the officer.
“Matter!” echoed the man, ** matter—who—
ho! ho! ho! they’re—ha! ha! hal—lighting—ho!
ho! ha! ha!”
“ Who’s fighting?” said the patrolman; “your
mother-in-law and your wife’s aunt?”
■"j' o . —ho! ho!” veiled the man. shedding tears
of delight and poning a towel into his mouth to
keep from alarming the neighborhood, **U , s a
burglar—ha! ha! ha!”
“A burglar?” said theofilcer.
“lies. ”said the householder, after disappear
ing from the window foyi few seconds in order to
roll over and.over dri the carpet a few times, in an
uncontrollable ecstacy of mirth; ‘“ a great big two
listcil burglar, of t!Te most desperate Kintl. lint
he’s all safe now,” ne added, as there was a fearful
crash, followed by a low moan and a ghostly
silence; “come right in, he gut in through the
par»or window*”
The officer got in. and was speedily joined by the
smiling householder, who led the way to the entry,
where they found in (he grasp of his implacable
captor the stalwart burglar, bruised, battered, and
bloo Jy. insensible from the effects of his fall down
“How was it?" said the patrolman. “I’U be
cussed if ever I gee anything like this before.”
• ’This was how,” gait! the householder. “About
twenty minutes ago 1 was awakened from ray sleep
by hearing, as ii were, a man's step ou the stairs,
coming up very cautiously, unci *o>uetitnc* striking
a match and stopping to listen. * Hello.' says 1.
* there’s a ourelar, ‘ umt I rammed round under ray
pillow and got oat my re olvcr. meaning to shoot
him first chance I could get in a fair ball. Tout
rainnte I saw him in the doorway, looking as big as
a grain-elevator, and just ns I was getting my re
volver om--wh:ck! some one jumoed up and let
him hare one right octwecu the eyes Then i rec
ollected all about-it, and I just uncocked my re
volver and lav back in the bed and howled. The
burglar jumped up, and, with a theological expres
sion, nut. however, employed in a religious sense,
rushed towards mo, and. as lie did so. it inppcdand
threw him, and he fell on the bootjack as to the
small of his back, and he groaned like;; negro
revival-meeting, lie was stunned for a few mo
ments, but soon he got up again, ami they clinch
ed, and for a while they lutl a pr»dtyeven Demo
cratic State Convention of it, where the Chairman’s
vole was needed to ooclde. Then it got the upper
hand of him, nni slung taut burglar into the cor
ner, k/iockingail the wind out of him on the sharp
edge of the washstaud and cutting him in about
seventeen places with the fragments of the water
pitcher. 1 thought 1 should have died laughing,
.fust as yon came along, they WL*nt nt it again; this
time the burglar got an inner grape-vine lock on it.
and got the oest of the fall’ but it gave him a
frightful punch in the pit of the stomach and
gouged him in the eye. and lie concluded that lie
would go where glory waited him. elsewhere. But
it wasn't going to let him get off so, and was wait
ing for him at the door, and they clinched again,
and—well, you know the rest, it threw nim down
stairs and jumped on ton of hi n, and climbed
him, and there ae is.”
••Them Easllake rocking-chairs, ” said the offi
cer, who Kept house, am! hid sometimes come
home after his wne had put out the light. *• them
Ea.itlake rocking-chairs is thevery devil when they
pet riieir blood up. taoheh to look at them you
w.midn’tlhiuk butter’d melt in their mouth.” So
saving he removed the victor rocking-chair, which
had pinioned the burglar’s two legs between its
rockers, as if in a vice, and which 'had stuck its
top-bar under his chin, threatening :o choke him
6r push off his head, ana took his prisoner, to the
When they got out into the street the fresh air
somewhat revived the oris nor. who sai; to his
captor, **Dirt that derrick kill many peoples”
••Derrick Erebus 1” replied the officer; “that
wasn't no derrick.
“You're rient. Cap,” said the prisoner; “it
wasn’t a derrick, but, you sec. Fm sort of con
jured, and you'd »;c ton if a cyclone was io lift you
up all of a sudden and blow you over a church
ami land yon on your bead on a curb-tone. ”
‘ ■ What are you giving me? ” growled the officer;
“there .was no cyclone: vpu've been having a
figbc—trying to burgle a house ami been thrown
down stairs—that’s what’s .been the matter with
you. my son.”
The captive turned pale- “Who w.n* its Who
was tlm man?” he whinnered hoarsely. - “Tom
liver is dead. Bill Poolo is dead. John O. Hecnan
is dead, John Morrissey is dead. Tom Allen is in
England. Joe Goss is r.own East, and I’d like to
know what man there i- in Chicago can knock me
down three times and lire me downstair-. If he
hadn't kicked me in the pit of the stomach—and he
wears sham-toed'boots, iike niokas-is- and struck
iiisthumoin my eye, though.* I might have hud a
• 4 Mv friend, "-said the officer. 44 you have been
licked by a common K.isilake rocking-caair,-stand
ing 3 feet 1 inch in its Dare ro?krrs.'anU weighing
forty-three pounds. C»*me along! ”
The Trustees met in regnlar session at the Vil
lage llaP last evening. There were present Messrs.
Beck. Poiter, Wright, and Prcddeur Bennett.
The Committee to whom were referred the com
mnnlcation of E. L. Dwyer made a report to the
c.Tect that they had caused a careful examination
to be made of the books in the Comptroller's office
covering the entire period since the appointment
of Col. James 11. Bowen as City Comptroller, and
they found that all funds coming to the bands
of the Comptroller had been duly paid
over to the Treasurer of the Village, or upon
the orders of the Board: and that the accounts of
the Comptroller wore ail correct in every respect.
The services of Hr. Dwyer to the village had been
acceptable and were appreciated by the Board. In
suggesting irregularities in the Comptroller's of
fice, and reflecting upon an efficient officer,—much
his superior in years and experience. —Hr. Dwyer
made a serious mistake. lending to impair the
cmlitof the Village of Urdu Pam.
The Comptroller reported the total receipts of
this office for the term commencing April 1, 1878,
to date, as follows: Water use, 37,018.17; per
mits. 3213.53; licenses, $3,223.75; street num
bers. $7.50; street labor. $8g.50; special assess
ments, $200.43: miscellaneous, $530,88. Total.
sll,-103.73. The total expenditures of the pres
ent fiscal year have been $3*2.550.83.
Tne special police at Oakldnd. Forrestville, and
Egnndale were continued to Nov. 1. It was re
solved lo employ Col. J. T. Foster as Superin
tendent of>. Water-Works, for tne purpose of re
surveylugand systematizing the water accounts of
Hyde Park, at a compensation of SSO per month,
and to employ an assistant at SSO per month, the
work to be done in sixty days.
The Committee on Finance and Judiciary, with
the attorney, were authorized to ascertain and re
port on the apportionment of the fun Is lost or de
ficient through the Waldron defalcation. Also, to
ascertain what amount has been expended in the
Waldron litigation.
The Board adjourned.
The election for a member of the Board of Edu
cation in District No. 1. Hyde Park, resulted os
follows: J. Ramsay Flood, 192; Horatio L.
Wait, I*2o.
Ottawa, 111., Sept. 23.—Suprcms Court pro
ceedings to-day:
.199. Wood ct al. vs. Comegys; motion by the
Appellant to dismiss the appeal and for leave to
withdraw the record and abstracts; the appeal is
dismissed, and leave Is given.
394. (Jagectal. vs. Kedzic, and 305, Same vs.
Sumo; motion to dismiss tnc appeal.
421. Hurgins vs. Bcckiicll: motion to dismiss the
appeal on short record; allowed and the appeal dis
225. Conn vs. Olsen et al.; motion to dismiss
the appeal for want of jurisdictihn.
221. Ebcrhartvs. Pam;; taken on call.
222. Lomax vs. Mitchell; taki&.
223. Petilioa vs. Hippie; taken.
224. Clark vs. Hay:* taken.
225. Dinner vs. Tcitrc; taken.
22«. OX'aliugban vs. O'Callaghan: taken.
227. -Driver et al. vs. Ford, and Seeberger et al,
s. I’ord etai.; taken.
228. Coari vs. Olsen ct al.; passed.
229. Chicago & Northwestern Railway Company
vs. Scale-*; argued orally by B. C. Cook for the
appellanr, and W. B. Scales for the appellee, and
taken. -
230. Bcstvs. Gholfon; taken.
2.31. Howell vs. City of Peoria: taken.
232. Durst vs. Bates et al.; taken.
233. Dimlaprs. Allen; taken.
234. City of Freeport vs. Isbell: taken.
235. Illinois Central Railroad Company vs. Pat
terson; taken.
;2.3(1, Treadway, etc., vs. Roberts; taken.
'237. IlulcUiusba.'etc., vs. Collins; taken.
238. Lennon vs. Goo lspoed; taken.
239. Moore vs, Wright, administrator; taken.
24u. Braidwoud vs. Weidcr; taken.
The agenda number is 195.
Cwicaoo, Sept. 28.— T0 the l‘ablic: Raving
learned from many, reliable persons that certain
lawyers are engaeed at present in representing 'Jp
those who have not paid their
taxes for the years 1873 and 1374 that I ata afloat '
to levy, etc., I would most respectfully warts the.
taxpayers of this citv against being victimised by

: these shyster lawyers, who are trying to make . a
little money by going about and people that
tbe County Collector is about to .make levies for
the city personal*property Lises for the years 167-J
and 1874, and offering to contest the case for a re
taining fee of $1 each and 5 percent ontae amount
they may he successful In defeating. Savr in afl
crises where parties'have paid thefr city taxes on
personal property for the years LS73 and 1574, and
notwithstanding -a balance may be due oil
account of the reassessment, such par-,
ties need . not borrow any trouble
about it at present, There will be ample time to -
take legal steps when I do try to enforce payment
in those cases. I will also state that the Countv
Court has decided that Ifi per cent of the rax of
157.1, ami 11 per cent of the tax of 1574. is illegal,
and that all parties who did not pay their personal
property taxes of those years and come forward
how and oay will have the benefit of the reduction
without taking any further legal steps. J look
upon the doings of those lawyers as an act of bines
mail, and am informed br the city authorities that,
if tuc names are furnished, they will be prosecuted.
Very respectfully, S. 11. McCixsa.
* County Collector.
The large schr J. M. Hutchinson arrived in port
yesterday in tow of the tug C. Williams, of Man
istee. Thk Tribune has reportstt the mishap the
schooner met with off the Manitous, Wednesday
last, while on her way hither. She had a steam
pump in operation on board, and was leakimr at
.tile rate of fourteen inches an hour. As soon as
her cargo of coal is discharged, she will go Info
dry-dock for repairs. One of her jius was
blown to pieces in the late, storm. The J. M.
Hutchinson is one of the finest schooners on tlio
lake, and has u registered valuation of 545.700.
She was built in 187 U by Wangle & Marlin, at
Cleveland, and rates Al. Capt. Frank Percw, o»
Buffalo, owns hen. and he has been singularly un- •
fortunate with his vessel property in the” lata
storms. He is the owner of the schr j. o.Mastep.
which rolled out her foremast and mainmast last
Wednesday, and is now lying in the river heqr
Adams street bridge. The tug Williams departed
for Manistee last evening.
Another victim of the storm fiend, the schr S.
Bates, arrived vesteraay. She is short her jibbobm
and deck-load of lumber. -
The arrivals and departures of vessels were quit®
numerous yesterday. No accidents were ca
poned. _
Buffalo, Sept. 23.—Lake freight* quiet ami un
changed. Charters: Coal to Chicago andilllwaa
kee at 2T»c.
Cleared—. Props Belle Cross, Detroit; Nebraska,
James Fisk, Jr., Chicago; OakUnd. Sanlt Ste.
Marie; schrs Trontbn. W. If. Vanderbilt, Owadco
(100 tons coal). Chicago; Swcepatakes. Detroit;
Angus Smith (GOO tons coal), F. M. Knapp (000
Cons coal). Milwaukee; Oneida. Ashtabula; Smith
& Post, Port Huron; Bay State. 31. Cupron (70C
brls salt), Toledo.
Pasted Port Colborne in twenty-foar hoars end--
infi G p. ra., 27th—Westward—Prop Scotia, Chica
go; bark Dan Lyons, Racine;, Clam YouclL. no
orders; Fellow Craft, Amhersrbcrg; Blazing Star,
Toledo: Pride of America, Cleveland: Ada Mcdo
ra, Maggie McCrca, Chicago: barge A. C. Kcatlrur,
Cleveland; schrs Singapore. Toledo; Erle,Stcwart,
Ashtabula: Queen of the Lake.*, Black River;
Thomas Parson, Nassau, Chicago; Torn Simms,
Detroit; Havana, Racine; Waucosta, Cleveland.
Eastward—Prop Nashua, Ogdenaburg; bark
Canada, Kingston; echr L. Seaton, Oswego.
Special Dlspatch to T\e Tribunt.
Milwaukee, Sept. 28.—'The schr John echuc.. ;
of this port; made the run from Wilmington, N.
C., to the English Channel in three weeks, and
when heard from was parsing through the German
Ocean with a cargo of naval stores to be delivered
to the Russian Government at Riga, on the Baltic.
The Schncttc is owned by G. 1). Norris & Co., aiid
sailed by (’apt. William Luml, of this city.
The sail-tofts of this city have been pushed with
work for some week* past, and just now arc fairly
overwhelmed with orders. The amount of canvas
embraced in the orders filled and to lie filled by the
principal loft foots uo thus far 25,000 yards.
To-dav theschr Abbio L. Amlrews was chartered
nt dc for wheat to Buffalo.
Arrived—Schrs Albacore and Albatross.
Cleared—Steam barge W. 11. Burimm; schrs O.
C. Tramoff and John Burt.
Theschr Goshawk is in dry-dock here to receive
fifiy feet new keel forward.
Port Huron, Mich., Sept. 23.—Passed Up-
Props Burnside and tow. Tempest ami barges:
schrs Thoma? W. Ferry, City of the Straits, Aunt
Ruth, D. Proroost, 11. F. Merry, Mary Collms,
J. P. March, Monterey, H. J.W.ebb. E. 31. David
6on. Stampede, Empire State, O. Grover, 31. Cop
ley, J. Mathews. '
Down—l‘rous Wissabickon. Forest City and con
sort. Passmc ami barges, Bay City and barges.
Wind—Southeast, fresh; weather fair.
Port Huron, Mich;, Sept. 28—10 p. ra.—Up—
Props Nvnek, Scotia No. 2, M. Mills; Jichrs if.
Bisscll, Meiirs, Mary. Hattie. Walter B. Allen. W.
Blake, William Howe. 11. Moore. Nemesis, Gro
ton. (VII, Burton. J. 31. Scott; Hoboken.
Down—Props China, J. Bertschy. Starrucca,
George King and tow.
Wind—Southeast, gentle; weather cloudy.
Grain freights were active yesterday at 3‘4c for
corn to Buffalo, and (Jc for corn to Kingston,
Charters were made for 05,000 bn wheat, 320.000
b:i corn. 110..000 bn oats, 10.000 bn rye, and
25,000 bn llarlcy. The Buffalo engagements weto
sebrs K. Winslow. Col. Cook, Porter, Raleigh, corn
atofic; prop Roanoke. barley; prop Jay Gould,
wheat: Cuba,- oat?*, corn, and rye; Arabia and
Oneida, corn, through; schr Our Son, wheat; and
A. VouahU oats. To Erie. Drop Alaska, oats;
to Kingston schrs Arabia and Knight Templar,
corn at tic, props Laurie and Prussia. wheat at 6 l sc.
Lumber vessels are still in good demand at card
rates. Several charters were made yesterday.
There ft a a good fleet at the market..
Special Dlmaicb to Tht 2'ribune*
Mauquette, Mich., Sept. 29. —Arrived—Props
W. L. Wctmore,Cormorant, S.Chamberlain; scars
Brnnette. Charles Wall, John Martin, David Wag
stall. Southwest.
Cleared—Prop W. L. Wetmore; schr Brunette,
David Wagstaff.
Passed up— Props.l. L. Hnrd, Arctic.
Passed down—Prop Wmslow.
s**rfot Corrffpnndence of The Trihune,
Camp Robert Williams,. Neb., Sept. 25.
£ighty horses arrived at Sidney this marnintr for
Maj. Thornburgs command. It is proposed to
mount the infantry with them, should it bo
necessary to take the held. Soldiers without
horses would prove of but little service iu pur
suit of fugitive Indians.
The companies in camp, and which will con
stitute the force sent against the Cheyennes,
should one be necessary, are G and K,
of the'* Ninth Infantry; H, of the
Fourth Infantry ;D, of theFourtccnthlnfantrv;
L, of the Fifth Cavalry; and K, of the Seventh
Cavalry,—the entire command numbering 225
men. Maj. S. T. Thornburg, Fourth Infantry,
Is in command; Lieut. VV. F. Norris, Ninth In
fantry, Adjutant;; Lieut. George B. Palmer,
Ninth Infantry, Quartermaster. The officers
present arc: Capt. Burrows, Lleuts. Bowman
anu Wvalt, Ninth Infantry; Lieut. Soence,
Fourth .Infantry; Lleuts. Austin and Lovell,
Fourteenth Infantry. Accompanying the expe
dition is Lieut. Bnurke. of Gen. Crook’s staff.
The command is in camp DPar-rfidney, Nob.,
about half a mile from the Barracks. An en
gine and train of cars can be furnished in half
an hour, should the Indians be reported any
where in the vicinity. Scouts are constantly
patrolling the country, besides parties from the
cavairv companies attached to the command,
who cu out with three days’ rations, relieving
each other after that interval. Settlers are
much frightened, and various rumors reach
camp from all directions of Indian depreda
tions,—all of them being false, as Is most gen
erally the case in this country whenever ap In
dian’scare arises. -
This morning it was said that Indians were
seen on the Platte River, and settlers occupying
that region were leaving their homes to take
refuge in the Town of Sidney. A few hours
after, Intelligence reached us to the effect that
the Cheyennes had taken to the sand-hills in
Kansas, where they had intrenched themselves,
and were held by troops under Gen. Pope’*
command. 'V'. A.O.
St; Louts, Sept. 33.—At the session of the
Indian Commissioners to-day Gcu. Cyrus Bos
sy, of New Orleans, cave his experience with
the Indians while he was in command as Federal
army officer at Fort Smith, Ark., during the
War, and favored the transfer of the Indian
Bureau to the War Department.
Col. Robert Campbell, of this city, an cx-
Indlan Commissioner, ami familiar with the
management of Indians for mauy years, also
favored the transfer.
C'apt. A. E. Woodston. Fifth United States
Cavalry, who has oceu stationed at different
points in the country occupied by Indians since
1359. gave a lonz account of his experience, ob
servation, and knowledge of Indians, and the
manner of treating them,'and was decidedly
of the opinion that the transfer to the War De
partment would be more economical to the
Government, and eive better satisfaction to the
Indians generally. lie saw no reason wny the
s education of Indian children, and tcachinu of
adults In the mechanical arts ami agricaitur*
'.could not be carried ou uuder military as well
civil rule.

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