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IT WAS NOT SLANDER
AND THE TINES DID NO IRJJJStlOA
To Pol. i;:ins.
Am milfoil the Jury Bef'-rs Whom tb* Case
-,\_- lrl??l 1***? TetUBionjr ead
th* ll "? ?"???
The snit I - "lr<% *'*
t,. th.- amount ol MMa
was tiled in the Low
r fl" -lefetelllllt bj
<'harlen ti. BttinifellOW, aw-lstnl bj*
i .1 ,1 linn.
Mr. ?? -. Ktate-I in th.
? r IK, IK'.';. Counsel f"r the ;
;-i ,\> that ot, C
l Button -???
tailed tor special Out]
th. re in the
dlacharge nf tf,'tr doty, ? member of
Ti.*- Tlaaea -t-ir'
door of th.- eh.ii, h. uh.ti ti,, people at
the ai ihe building,
aid tliHt tl 'tn and re
, t,a- i, -a hei i ilium the
? ? -I that
roughly ti. nt.-i and ll
t 'li thr follow!: . ling I lie
that ttl.- j.niiiie may i
? i Adopts tho Rufflan
Hom > pu} conduct hlm
ra hun,Ile the hu,H.n
one , ann,,i 1.,
gratulatltia tn- Hoard of I
ba, Ing ai ni pet Pin
It'll wh.-n im oilier, hoi !l.,ir om
; <<l in a
?it and armed with i bill)
people aboul the Moor ol the Vestibule,
of a naturally bad disposition, and make
? a marriage,
lion *a liatever why,
pa to be taki n
- is of the Bi oom*
? : Ideal pai 11
tUI I \ . I Ung in the
.rn,I ills re** rd i na no
it any reason m hit, ver, I 'Ulcer
''ritlln ruahed up,
in i, Mohawk
ton**-, "I'on't you try to gel oul ol thal
I bad no Intention of doing BO."
I rrpiui ?Tm here on buslneaa In the
? nt Th.- Time**.: bul you Bright
gi rn I-m.iniy in your
tmeni of di le."
S nh a linn I
caat of , .,-iiit, i. ,..,!, twirled
Im sa ss
? he, gruffly; "bul I didn't
know (repaper mo
a rddlngs, w here iri
ladles ami gentlemen in n rn
nixing 11,, m , lopted the
? hoy trom thc i
of Non ia, or the wilda of
ppei has < nil.-'
hasn't J, ? ,,.-,
?,<? . 11J T les of ll ''li- c ?>!!! , ?
">i**a*> .<f. -r he it naturally unqualified
R my on an
T ? himself creditably In ron
? .i mot. ali i of _
lower Pranklln-etreel theatre comlque;
ti. in,. - |,|rlii_ With
k rats In ? 'aah < 'omer; should
mi,inn-1 ' In Jail Alli \ . under
I i. probably,
lu- might, under some rlrcum
Vee, In t
I'littlii could poeelbly make hla Influence
Hut whi jiuttin**;
bim al a church wedding, when ladles
un I gent), men '
. nt, the blui -
entirely oul of n ind with a
? no lilli- di
upon tin- position he holds
* ? ll km-w n foi hi-* di
was not oi.f them, and 't
- .ni for "ti er
?wawai i eui i,.
Aft' r ree Ung thc article Mr, >'?
i an Introduction,
ipi is wi re letting too bold
in their statements, and were taking too
? I-, publish such criii
? ip put
. i!l\ has the
iffronl the Demo ratlc
ll ma,le in 'h.- artlcll
lat. d to thi t of the
i a*, an oin- , r of the law w kile In
whether these comments were n
ti.u offl er while Berring tn that
i sm ii -.
Mr ,:- ?'.- >? ili.n pul upon the \\ it
ihat he had bet rr
rt ni' ? mond j.oll
januai y it, i ?>,',. He had bet n aent
hill, h oil the oe
aoaOoo tefl ired ta ? i- ow k
until the liri lal porty liM'l lett tin
? ,iii\. i iflloei
Hutton waa on tl
ile, and the dlatooce between them
golna towanis the eastern door of the
rhunh. when h.- caught hold ol
I him hack dimly, hut
the n.*wapaper man aai,l the conduct was
itleinaiily. win rc
to Otter, a-l'tlni- that lie did not know
that the young man wa* fl BOWOPOpor
man. Two days afterwards the article In
cl in The Tunta.
After Bone unimportant testlmonj by
low ie.,.| ' ,ij?? |||,.,l |,\ (he
llrtfti* .. good one, and
had bon damn*, i i.\ th., article, ami
then he queetloned the witneas aa to bia
aa a poll and Inquired
ho? man) times up i ,,r the
illina of tko ault wltneea uni
duct an-l the lr,
I KS *1H_ HO'SH.
The -alti.es- acknowledged thal* he had
I lo sleep iii a pub
, ? , haiK- He lial also been charg?
ed with ralacondi-ct ur- .tu nit,.
? toil 'llOW II t he
aasoi'iMtiiiK i tlonable
?rur?ion lu V. Ipactty, fur which
ile aJeo Mt.iict (hat he
had I"' tie tM.ard upon charges
of u-lna >h ... street.
Thia la was not austalnrd by
Mr. Joseph Bryan was then put upon
the stand and testified to his official
silo* oa president and practical owner
a>f The Times When questioned Bf Mr.
Wendeafbaag. Me, Saraa stated that he
had never seen the plaintiff before to
know him. and didn't remember having
ee.-n the artiste IO question until his at?
tention had A to lt after ttie
snit was filed Hi eetrUOted the publica?
tion of a great many article to tho Judg
. ,f Mr. A H. llolderby. Jr., the
managlni* editor of the paper, the utsels
in ,inaction being one of them. KO re
qaaet had se* ' >' Mr. Orlttln
la. make ati .a|?,l"K.v for the Hrtlcle. Mad
? n niade wltaees would
,-.,?.(inai,*i the matter thoroughly,
and If ti'- found that the plalntifT had
unjustly treated wlnn-ss would
cv. otherwise, he
not. Wita* ,:,solute a onll
iaa the chara, ter an I Integrity of
th. man who mint,- the atti,li', and
ma,; WbO a-,lite,1 lt for pub
,. as with tbe (satire staff of his
paper, He hal every reason to bells ss
il,.ii '?' uta male In the article
were true and Justifiable, and bad Borer
'ward or BOOB anything to make "tim guee
tlon them for a moment
'?"?'. -I tin plaintiff himself
witness' hell, f |,i th.- truth and justice
of ttl,- arti, !? wen* stronger, if poesi*
!.!<*. than inri I Had li. d,.ni,te,I tin
justice of i> .1 Imisslons of
lain tiff during his testimony would
? Mioved all
i BOM ri v yt ai.mm
win-.; croea qasotlonod hy Mr. Wen<
dsaburg ias to wi endoroed the
? nts In tin- arlie!,- to the SffOct
ir. (iriflin could prove a BUCOSSS
in aatehlng erap-sbooters in Jail alley er
at a puddler';
in (locketts, w ' I -1 Putt he
i thc policeman was eminently
? ? duties. Mr. Hryan
sa! i in- thought it -.ias the Intention of
the writer ol the srtlcle to draw* a eon*
?clint of a
policemen at a church wedding should
! tnat "f an officer lu chasing
in remote i"< alli
Mr. lt *;. Hid'u. a number "I Th"
? ? -,*. ra.t" III"
in question, and explained bow
th* officer had handled him in an sa*
ceedlngly rough an,l unbecoming ??'
The v 'lid was then occupied
A P. lli,|.l, fl.y. Jr., wh
tiiat ie- , ditsd tl ,n question,
nnd had no reason than or ni any Other
time to queetloA tbs truth Of tha* state?
ments made in tbs manuscript "i tbs
writer on tbs pa]
"lr. Ddgsr White, i lera to IN Police
Hoard, took the stand and produce'! his
record-book, which showed that in July.
MM, * im, ,*i- Griffin nnd another member
of th, ' go I" Nor?
folk on au excursion, ami were charged
with rendering ti,'
the pt'opie on ths boat bj their atten?
tions t" qoeettonabti a-omen Bad by
drinking. They were arraign*
lice Boord, and Officer oriniti was
iine,i ?. i,iy reprimanded, ead
forbidden lo go on sxcursloas for a term
io June, lin. ths
- of the Police P.'ard ai.-" showed
thal Mr. "Jrlfliii was fie! t7,r. and repri?
manded for being asleep lo Uamble'* lilli
I'.ark whi I
After one or two of t!i" witnesses had
-ailed (OT corroborative testimony,
,n adjourned until l:M o'clock.
nu Aii'.i mis'.
when thr- court had rea?mbled and
the Instruction! had boen submitted, Mr.
Ixauis Wsndsnburg began Um argument
for the plaintiff. Il" spoke for about an
hour, and apparently enjoyed himself in
letting h,s batteries play against The
Timee Hi waa followed by Mr. Deniel
'iriiiiiaii, for tbs lefence, who stated
that the action wea brought by ttie piala*
t.ff fm b
p,,ii---mail The article li; ,pies'!,,ii had
been published In November, IBM; and
legal proceedings bed only bean i om*
rn, ii "'i b) th* plaintiff within thr*
four days of th,- tims allowed by law.
Had tin .-"lit ii", n instituted with i (lo*
slr. of i unli, .ill,,p. arri aol for B|
tion, ii would have been brought within
a reasonable time. Tbs only qutstion In*
\ "Iv " i ' ? : Hi" pl ilntifr ex
i witii malice to th" officer.
Charles Stringfellow next made
a masterly address to the Jory on behall
ni tim defendant, dw liing at some length
"ii Un- liberty ol the press. He
lhal iu England, since ITM, the question
l for Juries to ds Ids whether the
a the press had be n abus* d, In
Hi" pi- lbs queetlon
wha tha i* if. HbertlM of the pi*
hun overtoppe I. Maim* Btringfelloa
? i Idence, bringing
oul strongly in his argument <a,h offence
ol which "tn,*, r Qrtffln had b* i n guilty.
? dwell mi tin* pla
?ll < pis,, de. ll, ,.| ,*?.
'?"iiii.i'ii, Hons thai < dst* -I i? tw-a n the
re* ord ol the Polle< Board and Griffln'a
testimony, Throughout his remarks he
paid ? h 'i tribute to tin preaa ol
mead. Major Btringfell h was
oi.I ni- i" -t and ni" .i > loq lem ever
n -.ii t-room In RI, linen,!, n
uiplet" and weii-iout. i",i in
Mr. Wendenburg made the closing ad
?iii- \? iv forcible ar?
guments iioin Ins point aaf view, l! waa
s -"' 1' ?**?! ? *?' Vt II tO
the jury, and Just fifteen minute
nformed thal tbe Jury
ady to report Soon after tbs
twelve and true, marched
Into the room. Clerk Lather Libby then
ta?,k the verdict fr,,m the hands of Mr.
.lohn v. - * foreman, and
"We thi ir/, lind for tha- defendant."
Mr. Wendenburg moved that Ihe *?-.
diet i" sal aside as contrary to thc law
.-mil eui. Th,- motton was overruled
? , Koentto!* tak*
After tic K-, ess the douri ha! ;, brief
-,-i of the i,
and the defendant In regard to ths la?
ina submitted ly them, with a view
that the Coull mlghl Kt\'* thc sam,- io the
Jury. The Court then sot.muted tha t"l
lowing Instructions io the Jun
lafiaOKSIKIl HT THE PLUNTirr.
If the Inrv believe from th- evidence
that th" publication was laatlgat*
actual mall .*. ,i aol bj
illulia lil "ii Or * t'iH
? ;* t),.- plaintiff in the
? lidia* duties as .1 police
ar iii uk, i altin, >? t" dlschai
jun i to the public, or in the reasonabl*
f ita own ii len
n thor believe from the . a
ihai the publication was pubi'abed by tho
lefendam in reference to the plaintiff,
? ?.. i batteve from tl
thal tin* WOlde UBSd. Hom then
onstru ? ptanoe, are
-onstru* d's and toad to vio
.-., ?-, "i th.- |.a, e. or that
the words uomplalnod of were Intended
to lnjaiia- the reputation of the plaintiff
n th,* ' mankind,
itumely. shame, or ali
HM'ii him. or to hold him iq
i ii, nie, or contempt or was calculated
>? r him infam-'us, "linus. ,,i ii,Ii
or to lajure him In his oin, a
loltceman, th ai tot the plaln
iff. damages nol the amount
lalnv i io the deolaratfen.
If the Jury should believe from t!
thal tl"" '*titlclsni8 or words com
'laiii.-d of were not lu good faith BO*
i, a.a-,1 ta> l>e trna-. OT that the Mid v fit -
av a re liol na linallie taa tha- Ot a'ilsii'Il,
,i that '"' published honestly
m.i without actual malice, as ern,
,ii ti,,- conduct ,f Hie plaintiff le tha dla*
barga of his public dattsa as a police
dtta-er, or In the discharge of Its duties
aa Pic public, or In a rettaouahlt- ptotec
|,,n of Ita own in'. !?? is. ,,r lhat tha-y
rora lillieoaopsMl unneceasa
ily defiun.atoi-a, conaidertag thc object
i ..nd if they farther believe from
ha mi lena ,- lhat thS publication wus pub
?ndant ld reft-renc* to
h plaintiff, and that fha- words used,
rom their usual construction and com
rued as in?
uits and tend to violence anal laieaeh of
he pence, or that the words complained
>f were intended to Injure tha reputation
if the plaintiff in Pie common estimation
if mankind, or throw contumely shame,
ir dlfagmt upon him, or to hold bia uo
to acorn, ridicule, or contempt, or was
ealoufaied to render him Infamous,
odioua. or rldtcutoua. or to Injure him in
hla office an a policeman, ihey muat And
for the plaintiff, .l_ma_vn not to exceed
the amount claimed in the declaration.
The Court Instructs the Jury that If
they believe from the evidence that the
defendant published the defamatory
words complained of, not l>ona tide. In tne
way of an honest criticism or comment
uj>on the conduct of the plalnlff, In the
I discharge of his official duty, or In the
performance of Ita duly towards the pub
I lie. or for the raocoBoble protection ot
! its own interests, but with actual mallee,
I for tht* pur*<oae or Injuring or humiliating
j the plaintiff, then they may award In
their ferdie**, In addition to the lumsden
actually suffered hy the plaintiff, BOO-B
plary damages to punish the said defend?
ant for its unlawful conduct. Hut < Vt
>f a willful puriKjse on the part of
;.,,r''r MMen to Injure th.- plain?
tiff will not Justify the Jury In awarding
exemplary damages. To dr, -..,. th.y must
bellera that th'- owners of the paper
letiieted in pentalttlng th" publics
tlon by aueti wlUTui purpose tn injure
m 'musted nv thk n**i*r.sr*r.
Thc court instructs the Jury:
Firat. That under the circumstances
oi tba cnaa, th<- plaintiff being ? po*
Be* "tin 'T and the defendant rt MWe
papei companr, tne publication by tba
?l.l, iclr.ni company Of the words un?
privileged; and, unless the Jury belters
from tl ? tnat this privtli.
i. that ls to say, that th.
aile,I itself of th>
sion to injure tbe piaintifr, instigated by
malice, and aol hy B PSIison.il,le
and hoi.es! purpose to comment on BIM]
criticise the conduct of tbe plaintiff, In the
dlacharie of his patti-, duties aa a police
Officer, or, In Mk.- manner, to db
n duty to the public, or act In Ilse
' tion of Ito own inter?
ests, tiny must tin-t for the defendant.
Second. Bren if tbe jury abai] be
frora th.- evidence, of which the
, omplalned of is a j.art. I
stat, menrs contained therein are in fact
? md untrue, and tl"- crli
therein made are unwarranted yet if they
further bellera bron thc evidenc* tbal
they wen- in good faith believed to ba
true, and thal n! CtttldaOM Watt -? I -
mane to tbe occasion, and were boneetly
luihllahed. without re tunl millee, as criti?
cisms tm the con,Iud of tlc plaintiff, ill
the dlacharge or his public duties as a
police olBoer, or la the ?' schargs of its
duty to tin- public, or in the reoaonabls
protection od its own In tercet a. ai
not unreasonably seven- incl defaoaato
?iisldering the ol,(.ct in view, tin--,
must lind for tii<- defendanl
Third. The fact that the words use,I
??nig. or tend IO ridicule the plaln
tiff, is no evUenee whataocvw of malice,
If, on tha defendant's view of th
such words are Justified; and If tl
denOC ad-luced, ls. In the opinion of the
Jury, eanally COnst-tenl with the exist?
ence or non-existence of actual malice
in said publication that is to aay, it lt
fails affirmatively to establish to
lon of the jury, thal th.- said pub?
lication woo Induced by actual malice,
tiny must lind for the defendanl.
Fourth. The presumption of law ts
that tho publication complained of was
Wlthe-Ul actual malice. Without
proof of actual malice In fact, the Plain?
tiff cannot recover, and tt.
such piont is on bin.
mr. .ivrv mst harold.
The Cold lirlrk t ase Will b. Tried O?or
Th--- goid-brlck jury bovo been dla
I, 1,1 wu
w hen the Jury flied Ini
- taine 1 that no vere
1-ei n ; i idge w , Iel
. ,n ii mk i.. Chrlallan if ne
.bought that ttieie was any | uss i-li tj ot
tin* Jury coming to an aareement .>lr.
i hrlstl I lhal th- re waa ?
B i., |?| ? ? i'i- Jury Judge \\ ick
|Ur) from fiin'i, r
:? ration of thc case, inc: I, malu
Attention to the lad iii it
:, tbs hlStOI v Ol thal I OUI I
cass been lefl with tbe Jury for
i, i gth ot time. .. .
j i is m. ans thal Th t ,a_ ii I
silas Ki.mk L. Smith, will have anoth**"*
trlal and timi tin- Commonweal
bi pul i., gr* at ex pensi 1"
?Till come III,
for trial again on the Uti ol next moni.i.
Vtimerou - ball its were t,.k- n.
li l ball >'. kept by the for;
man will ebow Ihe B*m*e of tht
lum rifler it waa led 1 d that the ,
ev 'was guilty Christi.t',,.-min. .,
v..-,i-. Maughn, IO: 8 rn, l?;
Feltis ;"> Via. 1"r Bmlth. ?". Tiler.
.Hover, p\ M iyii.it I
'The last'ballot taken atood ten tor oom
y.-ar and two tor two yeara and a hali.
Tue time, ' \<*1-* * I"1*
Veiiow tavern la the tent-lnti**
Brooki turnpike, and many wheelmen
ride out o tim point dalli
11,. i iiuite a number thi re
on pretty efternoona has brought
lissi, ii of a dub li"1
likely tbat a club will
there in th,- near future,
ll will start wi
membera Tha dub is to be iii- d "Tbe
Dixie," and will hav- a cafe, baths,
bowling ailey, boetdea many otbei con
veniencco. Memberahlp Ucketa will he
presented to all dealrubi 'cycllata, both
to gentlemen and ladlee, bul no objec?
tionable charactera arlll be allowed, lt is
hoped thal before tbe aunutaei la well
under way tht bouse will be completed.
ll. I, P, I . (iinfi renee.
\ ? iii- c rmmltteee of the
i jr, p. \J, ,.f Richmond an i M i
to held in thc liiact -.-???, -1 Baptlal
cl urah last > ini". The meeting a
ducted by Mr C. W. Ba rheldor, ol tbe
-? i. . : So, lal i 'omniif ? I. R ipi "
s, ntatlvea from ti\ a chi
? fl | - foll iw sd l-y de?
von,,nai services, after whicii th
from the various committees wen n
calved. Rai. ur Hatcher then mode a
? Ik on i iclal work. I -. * is
ti bold another meeting ati"r tbe South?
ern Baptlal Convention in Washington.
I he I'licalioiita*-.
The steamer P I here
caning after bownr al tba Newport
Nowa Irv dock for ten days, where .-li,
?I ti oin her keel to th,
tOp Of her smoke -tack, aid she ;?-.
a beautiful and graceful appearance, s.m
lr i ne of tin- handsom*M Bte.mera of her
. lana e\-i r built, and has a fin.- reputa?
ilor in shipping circles as ? v, ,. powerful
and spee.ly hoat. *-ihe will now reautne
h. i regular Monday, Wednesday, and Fri
day nips to Norfolk, did
.lames river landings, and she will ne
doubt be in meat demand thi*- .summer.
A Cl meta Fete.
The "Missionary r.icanArs* p.and" of
QcocpWtreel l*rc-*byt**rian clwrrb wm
have a "Chinooo Fete'- in thc locture
room of ihe church thin evenlnK from
- to ll o'clock Thcr? will 'ie music and
? ?ns hy the children, and they
hum n>nr".ii!y invite un their friends to
at Und No admission fas will bc i
bot refreshments will ba serve,1 at pi pu?
Lieut.-Cul. fieor.e Wayne Ami-ra. n.
The lino oflk-ers of the First Hegimcnt
met last *?*..-uiiiK at thc reKimental armo?
ry purs,.in ii an ot,i.r _rrjsd h>- nri
gmdler-aeneral Alonzo ti. Phillipa, to elect
a lleuter.a.it-tolonel. Major I. V , 1 ,?
tim presided. Major Derbyshire declined
'i.iinatit.ii. m-d Captain George
Wayne And.": cn w_s elected without on
Papiist Sce'sl I nlcn.
ihe Baptlal Social Onion win hold th.ir
n gula! ii).ctinfc' in th. .'.-mple
to?Bl|ht at | o'clock. There win ba a
m.. lal ascaloa tor bail an hour, arter
a blah in i legai I sappi r mtU I a held.
'?? > Dc. W. C. Bitting will tl.iiver the
Marr a.* l.irea-ei.
The Clerk of the Hustings Tour* yea?
terday issi ed marriage licensee t*> tho
Itobert C. Crowder and Alice E. Clary.
George J. Isaace and Annie Belle Tay.
TIIE HUSTLERS CRABBING.
TUE I.OCAL BA LL TLA YERS CATCB A
MICE MESS OF SOFT SHELLS.
Herr Was In the Box for Norf Ik sad His
le leery Was Like "? Peaches ' te ?0e
Hoar* Tean-Th* Ha. re Was 13 te S.
There was a sad look on Sommers' face
yesterday, as he sat on the hench and
saw the Crabs go into a complete state
wt dissolution. The Hustlers were
hungry with much hiil-climbing In Lynch?
burg, and they devoured Herr's delivery
with a relish that was alarming to that
Thirteen Mtg In all, with nice little
-I.,uhles and triples scattered here and
there, by way of giving exercise to the
out-ll'ld. This was thc stick work of
th- !o,als, while thc Crabs only ma,lo
six hits off flynn; yet M ts true one was
a three-bagger and another a double,
In the field, omy the work of Behne
marred what would otherwise have bea ii
I ? ? h. | '..1 I'.i thS Hustlers.. He
made three errors hand-running, but lt
. said la his ?!? i-i" * tbal in- is new
in the position. He, however, took two
chances without an error. BSaSdSS making
three hits and as many runs.
The a-tabs pal up a very loose, fielding
anal showed very little- signs ot
A DULL OIKf,
The game, on the whole, was dull and
anl dragged out i's tmiwtmmea
wserily, es it wu a foregone conclusion
thal the home team would win
Ther.- was, however, ons redeeming
feature. iit*,,i it wea Ike umpiring of
Sneeden. He tried to be Impartial, aad
willi the exception of one or two de
, islams, li" was perfectly fair. He treat?
ed both teams alike, and on two ooca
im.d nilligan for kicking, and
. nod to tine any other players who
,,p.-ned their mouths. The Ll
Just such tlrm men as Sneed* ti, and they
should be *-? i on I Bad kapi at any
r..rte took Hoaoeman'a place
,.;,,1. Wbl n to- was liijurad hy !? -
int: spiked In the third inning, and playid
that bag most creditably
'i'll.- a-Htne y.-'er!ll\ WSS P"SS,
no features bayoud th,- -apparent fact
itiat the Hustlers won hands down.
Helow is tlc detailed * "" Of th.- Mill
victory ot I
|.lavers, A.P. H. R. PA). A. Et
Kain. 1. f.6 0 0 2 0 0
.. f. 4 3 :i 0 0 0
Housemen, lb. :; 1 - l i ?
Wella l b.? - I i-' " ?
..1 <? " 5 1 'I
Mei iowan, tb.?'? 1 n 3 ' ?
H. I,ne. s. s. D 3 3 0 2
Tiri.'ichiii, r. f.i t a a a ?
Plvtn, p.3 1 I tu I
I I,.: i ? t I ?
Totals .?*> 13 13 T, 19 3
Players, A.P. H. rt P.O. a. E.
Mccann, 1. f.2 n l 3 o l
<', r, ni in. s. s. 4 a 1 1 4 .1
' ' I! uiii, 1 b. 2 a 0
f . 4 2 11"!
Hauptmann, r. f.... 4 1 <> 1 " 1
Hoffman, 3 b.3 I " ?"> 2 o
? ry. 2 b. 4 " li 1 "S 1
*',a ler, C. 4 0 n ? 7 I
H. rr, p. 3 *> 0 1 6 0
Total.- .30 t, | .; U 7
:?? !*?>* wini! ?
1 2 .1 4 h '-. 7 S 9
Richmond .2 1 1 2 n | n i .; i:
Norfolk .0 0 2 0 0 1 0 I
Summary: Karn"-: runs richmond, 4;
Nm folk, 1. Twi ? mau,
Veils, Flynn, and Hager. Thro*
i"i i ur,oran, st, lan hasse
Houseman ti), ,
Tam,. Hil. Mei'ann, and Herr. Double
plays Corcoran ind McCreary. Pas.-on
balls "ii Plynn, *!. ctr Herr .*.. Hit rp
pit, ll.,) ball Poster. Stunk ont p\
?'. by Il-rr. ? Pu ? ,] I... 11
:*. U lld pitches Ha rr, I. Tillie ,1 irani,
TWO !i"iirs and ten nilliut-s. Pm,-ir
*> rday, In the
f Pail,-, -who sprained his shoul?
der in Lynchburg in Wednesday's Kan.-.
probably le at his old place In a few
?,,f has ta^nn built over
tin- seals of the Richmond club, to pro?
le, t them from Hie sun.
WU .-"in" : ia Ik smne time ago
aboul Kain's playing Indifferently in nr
? "i.i.iiu his n lease. This ,i? Bai
ley a great Injustice, as his rn-ent excel?
lent playing slews. At first he was una, -
,aistoni.- 1 to his n. ' bl
? Bell waa very rough, Raseently I"
bea leen hitting* th" t,aii hard, and there
is n,i t?tt,T base runner In tin* League
than th,- little Hastier. n<- is doini
Work. K'*i p lt up. Parley:
Spec, misjudged Hager's high fool in
"ii,I Inning, hut he threw th,
lirst a f,-w ni,,incuts later.
Turkey and Tann,-hill ht Hauptman's
lt\ il"p l,,tw,,'ti them lu the second. Ibis
?nt on somc
bod) "s part.
Mat*i i member or tin- junior
haw a hiss a,f , J, ,,|--.-1,,a.a. n Cottage nulli a
!' a da i"ti he left college to
join the * ?tabs.
P? line's ci I .nd ; .mn, neat*
tw<> nm- Tuikey should have
thrown Hoffman out on th" sam.- nan.
Bi.len called droves safe at tirst when
anl then, a few moments
later, h. called lum oul on a bali thrown
by th.- pitcher to cati h him, when i
was ,?!, ni la
Iii Hie third bining, while slillng to
s,cm,!, Housa man was accidentally
?piked by McCreary, gad thf fourth
ui his hit hand was partially sev?
il will be nearly a month before
he a,m play again
Haying tin* umpire la as ?maana* foi as
it ls lll-lim.!. Til" Richmond pul'lie ar
gui!i> In this ref.ird tn the axtra-mr
?',,r ''iran's three-bagger was a deep.
long drive to centre , ,-r Turkey's lead.
, beautiful hit.
Kain's work In left yesterday was gllt
Tann,hill was presented with a bouquet
of flower- wli--n he came to the bat yes?
terday, lt was too much for Tanny; he
it nu k out.
Poth the captains of the Crabs and
Hustlers play at the initial hag.
' ? Hagan han not forgotten how to kick.
Corcoran was away off yest, rday; one
of Ilia errors was inesoumbt* He, how?
ever, is a good, hard player.
nerte's double in the fourth was a sur?
prise to the rooters. It was a beautiful
drive te cob tra. Keep it up. Pert.
Ueier is a youngiter. He has the mak?
ing ot a good catcher; but, like all new
moa, lie. thinks kicking ls ball-playing
Klva' a>f fha' ('rahs lapell their laat name
with an H. They sometimes have need
for the letter.
The I>uke was off on catching foul files
?pac, MeQowaa has shaved off his
moustache The little third baseman Is
a p, rfc! Adonis now.
Herr, the Norfolk pitcher, was evidently
Hi- h'-ro of Kider Haggard's novel, "She."
Flynn caught t'ori-oian napping at first
in the sixth.
lea ls a good, firm umpire. He
? Hagan |10 for kicking. It had a
wholesome , fl
Hager's two-bagger In the sixth hit
ths left-Beld ti
MeCraary anal <'ore?ran"s double In the
sev-nth was a quick piece of work.
Spec's capture of a hot liner from Me*
Patin's bat In the seventh wan a beautiful
ima h. The mi'Jget had to doff his cap.
Knoir is a good one tn the coaching
The Hustlers had nineteen assists.
Corcoran. Hager, and Hauptman did
the hitting for the Crabs; each had two
Flinn waa wild yeaterday. He -pave
three men bases on balls, and one of
By this time some people are beginning
to realise that Wells can pick out a lem rr,
Richmond, 13; Norfolk. 3.
Portsmouth, fi; Roanoke, 3.
Petersburg, li; Lynchburg, 7.
STATS. LKaOUB OAKES la, OAT.
Norfolk at Richmond.
Roanoke at Portsmouth.
Lynchburg at Petersburg.
STAXDIMO or THK I'Lt'BS.
Kichmond. ,1 2 2 1 " I Ml
Petersburg . 1 7. ~2 ~\ J 0 3 .333
Portsmouth . j I I I j j '?"?
Lynchburg. j '"
Norfolk .'? 0 3 00 .. 2 5 .556
Roanoke . 3-3 'JM 3 - - '*"
Games lost. ~2 4 4, 4 4 6 ..|
U AillC I ASS IS IIABIll.VCK.
The Prrtinsoutha Humiliate the Poa.
aehsr M-Tyd********** rmpirina.
PORTSMOUTH. April 25.-Speclal.-Sev
aa hundred men and women saw the
P-rtsmouths humiliate the Koanokes thia
alternoon. The men from tba Magic City
played In the hardest kind of lu k. In?
deed, had lt not Ix en for the wret hoi
umpiring of Hayden, and a wlla!
,-f one of their pitchers, the visitor! wi DM
In all probability have won out. Ports?
mouth was outflelded and outbetted, jrel
r.i.tdvs BK! pu' up a st a ly I all. and
ll und it a cttnparatlvely easy t?i?k to win
Vonna Hallman pitched pretty ball for
the hom" ',a-?m, and the batting of Tat-* i
and Behan proved hard end timely. On
the other hand young Dunn lost all con?
trol of the ball In the fourth Inning, and
practically forfeited two runs over the
plate. Fisher finished th.; -fame, uni
pitched beautiful ball. Tap cat bing ol
Clerk, and the all-round work of out
Hoder Sherar, were the tealoree of Ko
ia',kes -rame, catcher Hayden, late of
Petersham, umpired, and his work eraa
This ls the sa-orr:
!?!?'?? t : R UH PO I
Preen, B, S.2 ?? 1 0
Stahl, I. f.0 3 0 0
Heddon, S b.| 141
Crockett, 1 b.| I 4 0
Ihorer, cl.0 :; I |
Read, r. f.0 i> l 11
laugh, 3 b.aa I 1 ,1
Clerk, c .1 1 1 a
Punn. p.1 1
Fisher, p.0 *' a il
Totals .3 3 0 1
Players I; lill I'll ?
Knox. 2 b.0 0 7 2
Thurston, s. s.a) 2 2 2
Tits ase, r. f.1 | l ii
Tate, 1 b.1 l , t,
Vi Uer. c.1 a j ,1
P- han. 1. f.1 | 1 o
Hallman, p.1 l j f
Puller,! b.| i j i
Hargrove, r. f.0 '? .' I
Totals .j 7
?care by Innings:
Portsmouth .0 " 0 I ' I " " I ?"?
Roanoke .Mimili ?.
.summary. Karn"! rm s-Portsmouth. 1;
ll!) BHOge. 1. Th ree.base nits Sin p r,
Two-base blt*- Behan, Tat". Stn "k out
liv llallmmi. I: by Fisher. 7. BlUKI on
balls -Off Mailman, I; otY Higher, Si ->?
I>unn, .'a. Pn.plre, Hayden
nut r et mts ut nhs wutr.
Tl ey fief ??? the I.i nrhblirgl hy m feet'ot
Tli'>t->*n in Se?sn.
PBTBRSBURO, VA.. April U BpB
t-lal. Thc lirst Kiime of thc seri.-;, between
Ochhurge and Petersburge, playe I
hera thia afternoon, was won by iii,* lat.
ter, by a Bcore "f ll to I, McKsaoa want
In the box for thc visitors, and Foreman
for th, horns team ti.. Petersburg* out?
played and out-batted the visit irs. mah*
Int; ll hits, with a total of IS bases. POT* -
niau, Sandford, and Pender sending the
ball over the fence for hmm -nm- Hi
Kenna, for tin- visitors, also nui'l" a
!',ietnaii was hit safely eluiit Hmas,
nnd was a little wild at first, hitting rtva
men. Pender pia>,<i excellently on sec?
ond base, and Sandford In the outfield.
Smith, for the visitors, made Hie | i
seen tn-re thia year.
i li.uuplaiii hit B liner between left and
Matre Held. Smith went alter lt, but no
one thought lt. possible fur him t" gel
ii ii- ? apt Bred it bowen r, .1 ft* 1
rlhle run, and was lltx-rally applauded.
Players K. H. p.o. A. I
Pippen. 1. f. I 2 0 0 0
McClung, a. 1 1 ? 2 0
pender, 2b. 1 lo.". |
Sullivan, r. f.0 0 1 1 ii
Lyons. 3b.2 1 2 2 u
San 1 ford, c. f. 2 2 2 0 0
II,ill. s, s. 1 1 ij -J l
rhamplain. lb. 2 1 M 1 1
Foreman, p. 2 1 0 1 2
Totals U U -1 ll 4
Players K. If. P.O. A. K
Smith, 1. f. 10 10 0
McIntyre, lb. Ititi
Oray, lb.') i u; o o
perry hill, 3b.....I 1 0 I 0
Thompaon, c. f.o I 2 o o
Pergersoa, r. f.o 0201
Leahy, s. 8. 1 I 1 4 0
Purcell, c. 2 110 1
Ml Kenna, p. 2 1 0 4 0
Totals 7 S 27 1: ;,
AILI kIS rilCllt.lt i.titll BALL.
And the Giant. Laid |hs ?esn Ester *?"?.
Tia- nnaa <a l,<>....PI'l>linr*t Win. Anula
SI-'KV V'iKK, April 25-Jouett Mcekn,
lovereal himself With Klory by pitching
magnificent lal! that the Bostons
laid low. The visitors made btu
ttse hits, and were positively I
with men on bases. Nichols, too, pit, bed
an admirable game, but an error ty Lowe
In the thiid inning helped to gtve the
N*. w rorke iw nt Heir runs. Both Par?
rall and Gauze) were off ;n throwing,
hut outside ol that there w<u some great
_* by loth teams. T;,e work ot
Fuller, Staffonl. Puffy, and Long waa
worthy ct mention Score:
R. H. R
Nf m Vork .003 0 00 0 Ox-3 7 5
Boston .i>00d 2 oO 0O-2 i 1
flatteries: Meekln and FanMl; Nichols
BBOOKLTX, 14; BALTTMOBf, 8
BALTIMORE. April X.-Broklyn turn?
ed the tables upon Baltimore to-day, anl
batted out a victory. Gleason was peand*
td badly in four innings, while Lucid
ka pt the Baltimore batsm-n guessing In
all but ene inning. Attendance. 4,500.
K. H. K
Baltimore .1 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 0- 6 10 5
Brooklyn .0 3 0 1 ? 0 3 5 2-14 ? 5
Batteries: Gleason and Robinson, Lucid,
Slain, anl Grim.
piTTsstao. 7: cincinxati. l.
*'I Nf IN.NAT I, April -.-Hart pit,
gieat game of ball to-day, and h. Id 1*11.
rlnnatt down. Foreman was weak In a
pinch, ami allowed the visitors to bat out
the game. Sec re:
R. H. ?
Pittsburg .00 100 20 0S?7 10 2
Cincinnati .1 0 0 2 0 ) 1 0 0?4 6 2
Batteries: Hart and Sugden; Foreman
rmi.Anii.PBi-, 13; WASgrxoTOK. KL
WASHINGTON, April M.-Philadeiphla
defeated the home team by better bitting
at opportune times, though the total
number of bases made by Washington was
(Treater than that of the visitor- Dar?
sey and Meyer were hit hard from the
beainntng. the latter In the fifth tuning
being superseded hy Mullatky, who al?
lowed Philadelphia six hits durln*? the re?
mainder of the game. Mahoney succeed?
ed sf-OWN in the sixth. In the ninth
Inning Sullivan and Turner collided in
left field and the former had to retire
from the game. 1'elehan;y took hie place
but had nothing to do. The weather waa
warm: attendance 3.5W).
Sore K. H. K.
Washington.3.1020001-10 ll 4
Philadelphia.5 0 0 5 0 3 10 1-15 U |
Batteries: Mercer and Mc/lulre; t'arsoy
? i rv**i.iKD. 4 st. Loris. S.
ST. 1,01*1*-.. April *_-..-Cleveland won
the majority of the series to-day In dash?
ing style and without error. The feature
of the game was that ll was so weil ploy?
ed, considering the weakness of both nines.
Khret, for the St. Louis, and I'uppy. for
tiie visitors, pitt hed in winnini? form.
Misty rain fell during the entire Kamo.
Score: H. il. K.
st. Louis.oeeaeesee?i ? -i
Cleveland.1OO00OO30?4 7 0
flatteries: Khret and Petta; dippy and
I/ii IKMI.LK. la; Batata . V
LOriSMLLt:, KV., April _k-CBM->|
ham pitched jrood hall this afternoon,
allowing no more than two hits In any
one InnltiK. Louisville look a batting
streak and scored 13 runs In three In?
nings on 16 hits. Preston's batt lin; and
fielding an-l th" fielding of Shugart
aird Stratton were Hie features. \i
tendance 1,500. '
re: , R. H. K.
Louisville.1 0 0 1 0 .I 4 4 0-15 19 .",
Cblcaio.02. 00 000 0-4 7 ?
Batteries: Cunningham and Cole; Strat?
ton and Moran.
HOW THK ? I ,1 P". 8TANI).
GLUM, W. L PC
"ittsburg .S 1
Baltimore .3 I AM
Ri ?lon .3 . MA
I-nv.klyn .3 I Mt
Cinc'.nnatl . 3 I JOB
Louisville . 3 3 J00
Chicago . :: I
Washington . 2 3 .400
c. . I 1 I"'
Sew Vork .2 3 .4?'o
St. Louis . I I ? ??'<???
Cleveland.I 4 .'tn
BAUM) WIOITIiWt FOR TO-IHT.
Booton at New York.
Mrookl-n at Ual'.lmore.
Phllalelphla st U'ashi;
Pitt bOT| Ol K Louis.
Southern l.easuo Seoson Open**.
The Southern league base-ball season
opened yeeterday, with the following
lt ll. ti.
Montgomery. ...000000100?10' lt ?"
? >rleans. .. o u ii i) o 0 0 0 0? 0 3 2
I'.atterex: t'lausen and ltappold.
Braun and <ondtg.
R ll H
Atlanta.ii ' o n o 1 ft n fi- ;', u |
Chattanooga, . . I 0 I 1 I I I ? 1 I ll -
Uatterles: Callahan and Wilson: Hill
At Evansville, Ind.:
K ll i.
?vaaavtHi.I " 111 8 I * ? H ' - -
Nashville.0? 101001 _?IO 11 1
Uatterles: McFanan ami Kel-Is. .Mo?
ran and Troat.
HAME AT IKTU -Ot.-_ lovM-OSED.
Al Little Bock:
The game with Uempbls which was to
-?.-.ison ot tba Southon,
lure to-day, waa po-ipom-l on
account of rain.
Tllti c Ul- SOT PLAYBP,
Hi, ttlrhi.io id ( ol n;e?n<t Columbi* fol.
*??-'-11 \ Kail lo flay.
WASHINGTON. April M. -Owing to thc
Inablllty to secure pxaexyta the |ome
scb-duled ben between Richmond i
rind Ihe ball team of the Columbia I" <ii
Waa not played tc-l.t*-.
tl .i-n.-i app- ii, ,1 at Ihe Yan Ne
thia afternoon under the Impresslea thal
I,, uae thooe fToon la onlj to
|, uti. too late to secure others, thal Ibe
Columbia Athletic Club Intended U-lna
them for a pkmt w.'th tbe Washington
i,..m. lit* Richmond College team leovea
here to-night for Annapolis, where to?
mi row they will play St. John.
UST WHAT YOU WANT.
Walnut Chamber Suits, ten pieces,
former price AjDo, now $?!?*.
Oak '. bamber Suits reduced propor?
tionately. <>ur $-3 Teu I'icce Oak Suit
cannot bi* equalieil.
l'ailor Suits in Hrocatelle and Rug.
former price MB, BOH .!"?. Cheaper
and better uuitn also reduced.
Matting, Carpets and Rugs at special
Baby Carriages from 8**> up.
Solid Oak Refrigerators, with large
poicelain tank, from 814 up.
THE LARGES! STOCK OF
FURNITURE I HHE STATE,
Special Attention U (iiren to Our Heil
ding lb -parl nu nt.
le Original Creflit Hon,
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Kvery beale of
this great ef.'erv-r.cer.t ,
,*> .-mperarc* I ..'c.age is a |)
H snari.lin~,bub'.)' Iv.s .om.^ain
of health?z rourcc of plea?
sure, the _*.e_:.t. of Liaking
# you feel better aud do better.
You make it yourself right
at home. Get the genuine.
* atti*** earn ttl *?*. w.u.
rai muja, r. mix* m.. inu-'-*-v?. *
MILD AND PURE,
ALLEN & QINTER
EVER HEARD OF A
MADE BY A
Reliable Merchant Tailor
That's tiie Price We Have on
Them for This Season.
i|-.l Wt ll
Ninth and Main,
1 Baal Pur?
ni! um- thst'fl made. We don't .ltKfulss
the fad through any feai th-it people
may think thsl thc beet hon, means an
exorbitant cl I **?'*** tacking sa
twenty or twentj ii%>- dollars Ju-" lie.-ause
"It'a ft-'in Scotts." it,.h.iiiiy, if vs ever
r,>.ik this unfair advantaae, we'd not now
oylng the largs trade <if the peo?
ple who hu- i-ii sd furniture,
dollar r,,r dollar vatua thai
- -,ii for u* i hal 11 iv- ti. 1*- the
il peoote rn tin a.iii. looking for
rrth, hut yt want the
inn arorth "t their mon.-y. Wa Invite aa
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If you don't want to. Nothing- in the
world him tatAt to mniiy people see as
QIaARERM, whleh give the eye a new
power. The naked eye is apt to be weak?
ened or overtax.'I, or may contract some
which roQtatra- oamot-oo- au
these dittl.-ultles are r. tpeo
Vou owe lt to yourself to have
your Hixht exaniin. 1 to determine whether
you need (classes, ami. If you need them,
what parin ul,ir glaea i** tetytutei to meet
' ti. MAKK Mi 'II.VUiiK POM
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Kines that may be desired.
Hear In mind, too, that if it's optical
we have lt.
RICHMOND OPnCAL COMPANY,
Hf IAS I BIKU II STREET,
Lamber realer&Buildinz Contractor.
MANI IA(TURER OP SASH, BLINDS,
DOOKS Ai; INK KAL MILL WORK.
y_H Office, Yarls itt Fictorr.
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Branch Yards witk Ra Iroai Facilities:
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Baild Hoatea en inilaimtnt Plan. Enimatea
Promptly Furnish*.. Lamber
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