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TFAGEHS OF PRESENT TRIVIA!,
COMPARED WITH THOSE OP A
AN. ARMY OF SMALL BETTORS
Books Are Conducted Xovr on Such a
Tight System of Percentage That
Low Is Impossible for tho ....-■;?
The kind of interest displayed in a bet
made recently in a Chicago future book,
when James O'Leary, the bookmaker, of
fered odds of 1,000 to 1 against the filly
Glena in the American Derby of thla
year and accepted a bet of $30 from
Harry Hughes, of Chicago, at that fig
ure, seems to indicate that the day of
heavy wagering on sporting events la
passing away. And this in face of the de
ports from England and the East con
coining the gambling operations of some
Had tho above bet been given promi
nence on account of the odds offered,
the matter »• uld be readily understood.
But the general impression seems to pre
vail that OJ.eary has shown himself a
man of unparalleled audacity in taking
racing risks, and that he should be men
tioned on a par with heavy bettors of
former days. In reality he has done little
more than make a l'reak warmer, which
may prmnft-ij resatt in financial disaster
to himself, although the odds are prob
ably one hundred thousand to one against
such a thing.
With the statement that this bet seems
to indicate the passing away of the
heavy wa^er. must be placed the admis*
sion that the plungers of today operate
on a far more extensive scale than thos«
of any previous generation, says the St.
Louis Republic. As is usual with the
cge. when' a thing is done at all it is
done handsomely, and this applies to
plungers as well as to speculators in the
various markets. But -the real "plunger
on the turf today is a rarity, whereas, If
we are to believe the reports of the time,
previous generations saw whole tribes
of plungers in every species of gamins:.
The heavy plungers en sporting events
today are Indeed few. Riley Grannan,
Geo. E. Smith. Steve L'Hommedieu and
one or two California celebrities, about,
complete the list of professionals on rac
ing speculation, while the amateur clb
naent is rei-rcssnted by a few multi
millionaires to whom a thousand dollars
are of less moment than a dollar to *nost
persons. There appears to be a slightly
heavier percentage of gamesters worthy
of the name cmong the English r.ohility,
but some ot those gentry have more
money than they can spend, anywiy, and
deserve no credit as plungers for wast
ing their surplus .'n that manner.
DECADENCE OF THE PLUNGEP.S.
The suro-thing gamblers of the East,
•who have killed boxing In New York,
and the strangle-holl bookmakers of the
Kastern tracks, cannot be classed In th«
list with the gamblers of old time, ba
cause the old-timo bookmaker occasion
ally took a risk, to judge from all ac
counts. Now tiao books are so generally
conducted on a tight system of percen
tage that loss is impossible for the took
maker—certainly the su-.nr- nimes crop
up year after y?ar in thy rin? witb never
a break to indicate that their owners
ever go broke.
Neither can the fact that there is a
heavier general play to-iay than ever
before be used as -in argument !n favor
»f the statement that heavy s-\mb\ins Is
more general than formerly. There are
ten persons who bet on the races nowa
days for every one person who bet on
tiem twenty years ago, but the ?ize of
the bets today is immensely inferior to
that of previous years. It is.the $2 bet
tor who characterizes the turi and every
other-form of sport, not the plunder.
To judge from accounts of a century
Bgo, the youngbloods of England would
play at Watiers*s and other resorts In
London for sums which are -stupef Ing j
in magnitude; the average English squire
existed merely to hunt and gamble; and
plunging on sporting events of ail sorts
was then the rule rather than the excep
tion among the gentry generally.
Authentic accounts are handed down
of the "heavy gambling which was In
dulged in by many of the southern plant
ers in the -steamboat days before the
Civil war. . Gambling was then considered
a gentleman's pastime, and heavy, play
was the rule rather than the exception.
In James Buchanan's term as president,
especially in the year 1557, gamLling was
widely carried on in "Washington, Phila
delphia and many other cities of the
east. In Washington it was a favored
form of amusement with the senators
and visitors from the south.
MASS OF SMALL BETTORS GROWS.
Nowadays heavy play by individuals is
the exception. The professional plunger
does not represent a distinctive class to
day as did the heavy bettor of a genera
tion ago, but instead, he stands by him
self as a speculator, who is doomed
sooner or later to go to the wall.
Individual heavy bettors still exist, but
they do not represent a class. Riley
Grannan. Pittsburgr Phil and Steve
L'Hommedieu still furnish sensational
items by their plunging operations or by
going broke, as Grannan has done sev
eral times, but even these men seem to
depend more on small and steaiy wagers
than on wild plunges.
The last case of a meteoric bid for
fortune, and one which is really worthy
to live in turf history, is the case of
Grannan on September 15. 1894, when
Domino and Henry of Navarre ran their
famous match race at the Brooklyn race
track. No report Is on record of a book
being operated on the extensive scale
that Grannan conducted his that day,
nor has auy one ever shown a willing
ness to go the lengths he did on that
The race in question was at a mile and
an eighth, and both horses were 3-year,
olds. Domino was owned by the Keenes
and ridden by Taral, while Henry of Na
varre was o^ned by Byron McClelland
and ridden by Doggett From the time
the- horses were matched it was rec
ognized that the race would result in
unusually heavy betting, but no sensation
of the sort that Grannan furnished was
Previous to this occasion Grannan had
attracted atention from his success in
picking winners, and the day was his
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SCOTT & BGWNE, Pearl iUeetf Kew york#
first Important advent in the bookmaking
field, although he had been interested
before In a small book at New Orleans.
He started a book on this occasion with
the expressed intention of taking all the
Domino money in sight, Uyron "McClel
land and himself having absolute conn
deuce in Navarre's ability to beat Dom
GRANNAN'S BOOK AGAINST DOMINO
"When the odds were first chalked up
for the race the bookmakers all over the
ring put up 7 to 5 Henry of Navarre and
2 to 5 Domino, the latter being a pro
hibitive favorite for the masses. Gran
nan wrote no odds against Navarre, but
put up 3 to 5 against Domino on his
slate and was almost swamped by the
money which came in on him.
No bet of less than $100 was accepted
by Grannan, and the heavy bettors re
ceived tho most attention. James R.
Keone. one of Domino's owners, bet
$10,000 and upon Grannan's offering to re
l>£-at tue operation, doubled his wager.
Ike Thompson bet $5,000 and was invited
by Grannan to double his bet. He in
The other bookmakers attended only to
the Navarre money, and some, who had
confidence in Domino, offered 8 to 5
against him. The singular spectacle for
a race track was then presented of a
two-horse race, in which it was possible
to \\ in by playing both horses. The JICQ
limit on bets placed by Grannan kept
the small lry off, however.
The history of the race is well known,
and when the horses ran their deadheat
and it came to paying cff. Grannan was
found to have made $20,000. As the race
was a dead heat bets were split, and as
OJrannan had offered 3 to 5 he was onl>
forced to pay out $iOO tor every $500 he
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CATCHER CHARLES BAIEWALD.
A young Wausau, Wis., player, who is
touted as a comer, and who will play
with the Saints this year.
had taken in. The $20,0C0 which repre
sents his winnings, accordingly showed
that he had taken in just five time 3 that
Bum. Had Navarre been*beaten he would
have lost $60,000 on the race.
Bets of this sort are not made now- i
adays, and it is perhaps better for the I
turf that they are no-t. Other heavy bets I
are rtcorded in Grannan's history, as in j
ISJS he won over HO.OCO on Lazarone in
four starts of that horse and the same
year won $50,000 on One I Love, He is |
reported to have won $10,ti00 from Al
Smith at taro in ISV7.
Pittsburg- Phil and his sensational "kill
ins" 1 en his horse. King Cadmus when
the latter was at 100 to 1, will be well j
remembered. Pittsburg Phil's real name
was George E. Smith. He kept his bet
ting operations more of a secret than
did Grannan, so that it is impossible to
state definitely just how much he won
upon certain events. It is known, how
ever, that he won more than $150,CC0 in
one season on his ho.se Eelmar alone.
L'HOMMEDIEU'S C PERATIONS.
Steve L'Homxnedleit is known to be a
heavy bettor," but while frequent reports
come of his winning bet:; of $10,u00 and
J12.000 at the Hot Spring's poolrooms and
the New Orleans race tracks, no reports
are sent in of his losings, which must
be considerable if he plays on that scale
Like Pittsburg Phil he evades observa
tion concerning hus bets as much as pos
sible, and a much more complete account
is obtainable of his enooun-lers tvltrv
Pinkertons in New Orleans restaurants
than of his betting operations.
The fart that heavy betting is in deca
dence is cv deuced by the action of race
track proprietocß and the close watch
they keep upon such plungers. It was a
bee of 21,000 made upon the mare For
get that caused Riky Grannan to be
denied the privileges of the Eastern
tracks a few seasons ago, and his heavy
wagers, connected with some peculiar
running on the part of the horsc3 on
which he bet, got Steve L'Hommedieu
into troußle and caused his suspension
from certain New York courses.
It would appear from this that beany
betting is considered unlikely nowadays
by race-track proprietors unless the bet
tor has some knowledge of things to b-»
done which should not be done.
WHERE $20,000 WAS THE LIMIT.
In Washington at the time of Buchan
an's administration, George Pendleton
and Joe Hall conducted gambling house*
which probably saw as heavy play as any
institutions of their sort in the country
Bets at Joe IlalFs were practically with
out limit and when pressed by a drunken
senator to name a limit he Is said to
have fixed $20,000 as the maximum An
idea of the game may be formed from
the magnitude of the sum it was thus
possible to win on a single turn of the
wheel or cards.
The limit at Monte Carlo (Monaco) for
a single bet is 10.000 francs, or $2 000 ap
proximately. Joe Hall's place thus' had
a limit ten times as great as that of the
most colossal gambling Institution the
world has ever known. Hall died poor
by the way, in Baltimore, during the
Senator Whitely, of Delaware Intro
duced a young lawyer Into Hall's house
m the year 1856 and the young man is
said to have won $40 000 in one night It
was at Hall's house that the unparalleled
record was made by a tyro at faro of
Winning fifty straight bets. Singularly
enough, owing to the caution with which
the novice played, a comparatively small
loss resulted to the establishment
In 1859 Hall conducted a gambling house
In New York on Broadway, nearly op
posite the old Metropolitan hotel The
game here was never as famous as his
Washington house, but the bets made still
tower over any wagers of today.
The winnings and losings of those days
were wonderful. Albert Pike, of Little
Rock, the famous attorney who received
a fee of $1,000,000 for his settlement of
i the Cherokee land case, is said to have
lost nearly that amount in Hall's place
Even bigger wagers than those
recorded In Hall's place were made in
George Pendleton's Washington gambling
establishment. Sergt. S. Prentiss. mem
ber of congress from Mississippi, is 3 aid
to have won $40,000 in Penc^eton's place
in one night and the following night to
have lost that sum and the titffe to mucd
valuable property In Natchez. ;diss
Albert Pike won $32,000 from Pendleton in
RECORD-BREAKrNG FARO GAME.
The biggest faro game on record is that
figured in by Harry Cleveland, the once
noted gambler, and Charles Pettibone, a
gambler from Tennessee. The game was
played in George Pendleton's country
w?^ 1 ™ « Tennessee, and Cleveland iost
$100,000 In the course of the night iie
paid the amount In greenbacks before he
left the house, and went out a ruined
Bets on horse races In those days were
confined mostly to the wagers made be
tween the owners, their friends and a
few professional bookmakers, the profes
sional plunger not being recognized as a
species, and tia« general play beinff mucfc
THE ST. PAUI# GLOBK, MONDAY, APRIL 15, 1901.
lighter than at present. Th© famous
Longfellow-Kingfisher match at Sarato
ga was a heavy betting proposition, antt
the defeat of Longfellow Is said to have
cost his backers heavily. A match be
tween a Northern and a Southern horse,
in which the famous Grey Eagle figured,
was another heavy betting race of the
Bets of several thousand dollars are re
ferred to constantly in the old sporting
records as being made by gentlemen on
every variety of sport. When Ladas won
the English Derby, but five years ago,
Lord Rosebery, hia owner, is known to
have placed at least $100,000 on him at
odds of 1 to 4. This is the last extremely
heavy bet made on the English turf, or,
at least, which has been recorded defi
Croker, Huggins, Sloan and others be
longing to the party stigmatized "the
American invaders" by sorehead English
writers, are credited with having won
evt.-^ more than this on certain races in
that country, but there Is a significant ab
sence of details in all such reports. Cer
tainly had any such sum been won, a full
account would have been published.
There can be no question that Richard
Croker won heavily on several races in
England, but his case may be put down
a.s one of the exceptions—as one of the
rich men who bet huge sums because it
affords them excitement. Grannan is said
to have won $150,000 while in England, but
he displayed no signs of having that sum
when ho returned to this country.
John F. Schorr is credited with having
won heavily on the victory of Joe Frey iv
the California derby of this year. But the
amount was found to be considerably less
than was sent out at first. In fact, typi
cal bets of today, as made by reasonably
heavy bettors, may be cTiosen from the
future book now being conducted in New
York on the Brooklyn handicap.
Here bets are recorded of $3,000 to $500
against Ethelbert. $2,400 to $100 Klnley
Mack, $3,600 to $300 MoMeekin, $3,000 to
$200 Sidney Lucas and several others of
the same size. These wagers were made
by men who speculate steadily and who
are representative turfmen of the day.
They represent the real gaming element
of the tracks today, and their wagers are
an indication that extremely heavy bet
ting is decreasing—and this in face of
matches for immense sums made between
millionaire horse owners.
Riley Grannan and men of his stamp,
with their immense wagers, can be no
more taken as indicating the size of bets
now customary on race coursesthan Leit
er's d<ral in wheat can be taken as typical
of speculation on 'change in this country.
I.elter was an exception; so is Grannan,
and heavy plungers on the race course
are far rarer than en 'change. From all
indications heavy gaming- on sporting
events is slowly but surely passing away.
EASTERX RACING SEASON.
*prinjr Meetlnj? at tlie Auuedaot
Track Begins Today.
NEW YORK, April 14.—The racing sea
son in the Metropolitan district will begin
tomorrow, and will continue until the
snow flits. The occasion will be tfca
spring meeting of the Queen's Jockey
club at the Aqueduct tTack, and there
is every prospect of a successful season.
The Aqueduct meeting bids fair to have
animals of good class to compete for
the purses, as many will be tried out
there for the tixtures at the big tracks.
The Carter handicap will be the chief
feature of the day, and a lot of good
ones are engaged, many with reports of
fast t:ials. 1 Rarely has a racing season
opened with more promise. The stakes
will be larger this year than in any
ether season, and the clas^ cf horses
which will be there to try for them will
be better than in some years.
Last year there was a dearth of three
year-olds, but this season such good ones
as , Commando.. Bellario, Beau Gallant,
"Water Color, Garry Herman. King. Pep
per, Cap and Bolls, Elves. Dublin, Cri
terion, Demurrer. Far Rockaway, All
Green and Bonibert give good promise.
In the all-aged division are such as* Kin
1< y Mack, Ildrim, Star Bright. Voter.
Fairly good youngsteis. have shown at-
Washington, and more will appear before
many days, some astonishingly fast trial 3
being reported from Sheepshead, Morris
Park and Gravesend.
LOOKIXG FOR BIG GAME.
Billy Egran's Ball Tossers to Tackle
S-.lnts Ar»ril 2S.
In an interview with Jimmy Ryan yes
terday it was stated that the St. Paul
Western league team would play Billy
■ :""v# ■ " ! \m
Winner of the wrestling match with.
Gus Dorms? at the Athletic club ; . last
Wednesday evening for the heavyweight
championship of the Northvro?t. This
w.is the first event of the kind in -which,
McAuley has figured, and the form he
displayed was so much admired that his
friends are now touting him as a comer.
Prior to his appearance "Wednesday night
he had given a number of exhibitions
at the Athletic club,- of which, he is a
member. He is a native of St. PauL
Egan's picked nine Saturday, April 27.
This is an error of one day, as Manager
Ryan announces that he will Kive the
Egan aggregation a chance to distin
guish Itself Sunday, the 2Stli, instead of
Saturday, the 27th.
Oionha Wins Again.
OMAHA, Neb., April 14.—Omaha won
the second of the series of exhibition
games with Dcs Molnes by making hits
when they were needed. Attendance,
Omaha 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 I—s 13 4
Dcs Molnes..l 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 o— l 6 3
Batteries, Graham, Freeland and Philip
Glade; Fred Glade, Morrison, Pollchow
Buffalo De-feats Toledo.
TOLEDO, 0., April 14.—The Buffalo
team took its revenge upon Toledo this
afternoon Timely hitting by th» visitors
and costly errors by tne home team did
tin: rk. Scoie;
Toledo 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0— s*s 7
Buffalo 1 7 0 3 0 0 0 0 •—llll 3
Batteries. Pardee and Mclntyre: Clark
Graffius, Hastings, Amole and IConnedy!
»w Horse Show Circuit.
DENVER, Col.. April 14.-Repreaenta
i tives of local hcrse show associations
! from many cities of the South and West
met at the Brown Palace hotel in this
city and organized the South.irn-Western
HorEe Show Circuit association A
I board of governors v.as chosen, among
; the mem Deis of which are: It. E. Mills
1 Dcs Moines. and J. Dane, Ottumwa. c'
| E. Stubbs, of Denver, was elected presi'
dent, George Goulding, Deuve- vice
Dryl« 2 Preparations simply da
velop dry : catarrh; they dry up th e secre
tions which adhere to the membrane and
decompose, causing a : far more serious
trouble than the ordinary form of ca
tarrfa. Avoid all dryln* Inhalants, fumes
• smokes.? and -■ snuffa and use ; that which
cleanses, soothes ; and heals. Elys Cream
Balm la such a remedy , and will cure ca
tarrfa or cold in the head easily and pleas
antly. A trial size will fca mailed for 10
cents. All druggists sell the 50c size. Ely
Brothers, 5« Warren St.. N. Y. - -
The :Balm: cures without pain, does not
Irritate.. oxy c cause H sneezing-. It I spreads ■
Itself over an Irritated and angry surface. ;
relieving immediately the painful inflam
mation. ,:"r- ; .y^ ---•.....-■ r^.; ; :
Wftfa Ely's Cream Balm you are armad ;
~ ecainst Nasal Catarrfc *n<i Hay=Fevtt "*?±
president, and George E. Palmer, Idaho
Sprtngß, Col., secretary and treasurer.
The dates assigned for various cities In
elude: Dcs Moines, Sept U to 14; Ottum
wa. Sept. 17 to 21
CRESCBUS AXU THE ABBOT.
Crack Trotters Will Meet at Bri s ht-
on Beacb in An^st. ~
TOLEDO. 0.. April George H.
Ketcham, of this city, has succeeded in
getting another .' match -■< race " for his
champion . trotting ,■ stallion, . Cresceus,
2:04. ..';■ . • ,■ 'X, ■."■ : : ■
Simultaneously witn the annoumce
from Toledo, 0., today^toothe eitect that
The Abbot and Cresceus had been match
ed, Secretary McCauley, of the New York
Trotting association, said that the details
of the match had been Battled, and that
the pair would race at j Brighton Beach
during the week of Aug, 12-17, for 510,000
a side, mile heats, beat three in: five,,
the association to guarantee 170 per cent
of the gate receipts. . r ; r ;
Baseball at D«vtl'« Lake.
DEVILS LAKE, April 14.—(Special.) —
At a. nieeting of the local baseball en
thusiasts last evening, It was decided to
incorporate an organization to be known
as the Devils Lake Baseball association.
C W. Green and Phil H. Shortt left to
day for the state meeting of baseball
managers to arrange for dates, etc., for
the local team for the coining season.
Already nearly $1,000 worth of stock has
b« it sold, and Devils Lake will have ore
of the best, if not the best, team in the
s..ate this season.
Races at Cologne.
COLOGNE, April 14.—1n the races here
ti<ia> the spring handicap was won by
*.j. Beit's chestnut filly Ordananez, with
H< ;c:::g second and Easter Monday third.
Tl.e winner was ridden by "Skeets" Mar
tin, the American Jockey. L. Roiff, on
Wyvern, was fourth, and J. Reiff, on
Mambrina, sixth. Their riding with the
short stirrup made a- sensation.
Lucille Bramble. John Brennock's fast
four-year-old filly, is doing some sensa
tional work at the Lakeside track.
The starting machine ia up at Lake
side, and is in charge of,. J McKnight,
who will school youngsters anu bad actors
at the post to it.
The Schorrs are beginning to find out
that they have a gold brick in Former
Bennett. He has even proved a poor
pacemaker for a stable companion.
Jockey Taral, in writing from Austria,
where he is to ride this summer, saya
Uiat Austrian jockeys don't know a horse
from a goat. Taral ought to have an easy
time of it there.
The attorney general of the state of
Indiana threa-tens to close the pool room
at Roby. As far as can be learned there
is no pool room operating there, nor is
there any intention of starting one.
Bennings is being visited with a freshet
of form reversals, and the crowds are
howling at the management. This status
of affairs occurs now and then at the
beßt regulated tracks. Tanforan has just
got over a siege of it.
Tom Carter has a bunch of promising
youngsters at Lakeside.. He will hot
house them there and turn loose a good
thing or two at the forthcoming Worth
meeting. He will hardly' start anything
for a fortnight or so.
Joe Herman, known as "Paragon Joe,"'
made three bets of $100 each in O'Leary'3
winter book on the Derby. They are as
follows: Eight hundred to $100 Garry
Herman, $1,500 to $100 Ballyhoo Bey, $1,000
to $100 Commando.
Terry McGovem, the noted little pugil
ist, who passed through Chicago a few
days ago on his way West, recorded a
bet of $600 to win $48,000 on his filly Sadie
S in the American Derby with one of
the local winter books on the derby.
There is no doubt now that W. C.
Whitney's brown colt Ballyhofl Bey has
developed into a roarer consequent upon
an attack of catarrhal fever last falK
This is sad news to those that backed
him in the winter books to win the Amer
Garry Htrmann Is beginning to get into
his stride, working a mile in 1:44 3-5 at
Louisville with his weight up and finish
ing well within himself. Jockey Boland
will have the mount on the great Esher
colt in the ■ Kentucky derby. It iooks
like an airtight for Garry.
Jockey W. Wilson, who rode The Elec
tor in his best races last year, is getting
into shape for the coming season of rac
ing. He is riding at the track every
day. He can make 104 pounds and has
already been engaged, to ride a number
of horses on the opening day.
Jockey A. Weber waa suspended "for
the remainder of the meeting at Mem
phis for disobedience at the post on
Maude Gonne. President L. Young, of
the Western Jockey club, telegraphed
that no jockey riding in stakes on un
licensed tracks shall be disqualified
Tommy Burns opened the eyes of the
effete Easterners at the Bennings track
and_Sihowed. them a piece of saddle
finesse on First Whip that will about
hold them for an indefinite period. When
it comes to a crushing finale the troy
with the stereotyped smiie is almost in a
class by himself.
The great little man, "Kid" Weller,
drifted into Chicago Friday from the
South. The Kid will undoubtedly be seen
in the lookout chair at Lakeside next
week. Barney is a shrewd handicapper,
and when it comes to picking the success
ful ones is about as good as they make
There is no likelihood that Ethelbert
will be started at Morris Park. His easy
work thus far all indicates that this horsa
will not be hurried •In his preparation
this spring. Indeed, Trainer Joyner may
even decide to "pass" the Brooklyn hand
icap with the horse, and make his initial
start of the season on Suburban aay.
Ethelbert is nicely in Sheepshead's great
race at 126 pounds, and by the middle of
June will probably be rtrained to the hour.
Eastern handicappers are said to have
discarded time In their dope calculations,
and are now paying more attention to the
position a horse draws at the post.
When you take tim* from the lubrica
tions of a bamboo handler, you might as
well take away his supply of pills, says
the Chicago Journal. It is his palladium,
without which he were as nothing. East
ern papers are teeming with accounts of
how to dope the thoroughbreds, but to a
practical handicapper they smack of
hack writing to swell out the so much a
column handler of the quill. Good handi
cappers are as scarpe as hen's teeth, but
there is an army or self-styled ones.
Joe Ulman, one of America's greatest
bookmakers, is very enthusiastic about
the prospects In the racing line for Chi
cago this year. Joe, outside of being a
blockman, knows a thing or two about
running a race track. He had charge of
the first meeting at East St. Louis and
his handicaps resulted in some of the
best contests ever witnessed by St.
Louisans. Joe's tilts with his man Fri
day—an old trotting horse fanatic—at
this meeting were some of the most
laughable ever witnessed on a race
course. The latter, however, had a Glean
record as far as making blunders was
concerned, for at the end of the meeting
Joe's diary showed that the trotting fan
had never been right in one instance, as
far a3 the runners were concerned. Joe
was tempted to discharge him at least a
dozen times, but his heart was too big—
so the blunders continued until the gates
Tom McCreery cays W^will have a sec
ond time (m earth this year. He was a
great batsman once but haa deteriorated
Elmer Smith, it is sfeitf. is fielding and
batting like a demon. Elmer had an off
year last season, hut <stiAl has consider
O'Leary, the shortstop who played with
Comteky's Chicago team^-in the American
league last year, has signed with Dcs
Beaumont, the college fveld«r now with
Plttsburg, looks tired"these days. Elmer
Smith is pressing Mnr h«rd for a regular
place, amd Beau doewn't-like it.
What an awful hbletth^ groingr of Lave
Cross and FieM«r:;j©jiCTT does leave in
that Brooklyn team! Hanlon's Infield and
outfield now look like a gang ta Lobster
row. ..." "•_•-■; ■z^-~- : 4ili jzg.r"-. '■■ -:• -■■
Scott - Hardesty, who pJay«d ■: with "New
York two years ago, *-fe now oa't>ie Den
ver team. So is the-aged; Buck Weaver,
on-ce the pride of Louisville— four
teen, yeare ago. :':'■'. "^ ;-.-,:..■.- .;■ .
Mana&er Ryan Is of the opinion that tne ;
officials of the '■ street-railway i company
ought to make certain concessions to ■. the .
St. Paul ball tossers In-' the way of trans- •
portation; so" that theyjinay igo ■;to . and
from the ■ groundsi % without expense. ....
Rill Wilson haa £ arrived in v^ St^ * Paul.
Many.of the local fans vHM be: glad to see 7
; him. L pon him will devolve a considera- :
r ble portion of the 1. backstop work, and as i
.tie has < been in training at Omaha * for
.*emetlm« it isexnected.tliat will do
St. Paul's Leading Jobbers & Manufacturers
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' 131 E. Third St.
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nil! HI Batter. Cnease, E«gi. Mil*
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Tea Importers Coffee Roasters. Spies Grinders
Syrup Refiners, manufacturers of Baking Pow
der and Flavoring Extracts.
Minnesota Fence Work.-*, C.H. Toensin^.Prop
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TTH It II i I I 110' I caji for catalogue.
good work from the first day the team
Some of the Eastern papers are publish
ing pfrrtures of contract jumpers and urg
ing the public to blacklist them. Rats,
cats and tired puppies! The fans want to
see baseball and don't care a hoot, in
Danteville who gives them the sport, or
how many contracts be jumpßd if the fun
ia there, saya the Chicago Journal.
Will Hayden, the young college man,
playing on. Mack's team, ever quit his
slugging? Yesterday he made four safe
ties In succession, thus making his rec
ord in the practice games twenty-one hita
in twenty-four chances. And the four
hits yesterdiay were madte of Yale's crack
pitchers. Two of them were tw<*6aggers.
President Hickey, of „ the Western
league, expresses himself as being highly
satisfied with the recent schedule meet
ing. Where it waa thought the business
in hand would take days to complete it
took hours, and there was no friction.
He would have liked to have had Indian
apolis and Louisville if a ten-club league
had been practicable.
Jim Hart thinks a club which has a
manager who ia also a pl-ayer should
have the benefit of the doubt in case of
a dispute over the sixte€ in-m«ij rule, thus
giving Cincinnati, with) McPhee; Pitta
burg, with Fred Clarke; St. Louis, with
Donovan, and New York, with Davis, th«
real right to carry seventeen players.
Barney Dreyfuss Assents, which ia piwtty
honest of Barney, whose team would be
boosted a whole lot If It could have six
teen besides Clarke in* regular action.
STRIKES AT ANACONDA.
Trouble That Begun Willi Machinists
ANiAXX)NI>A, _ McnL, April 14,-aix
weeks ago sixty members of th.c Macihin-.
ists' union . employed by the Anaconda
Copper Mining company at this place,
went on strike for a nine hour day \at
45 cents «n hour. :-; Today thera &r« 6CO
men affected by the trouble, ■with indica
tions pointing to a protracted. strugs*e.
]'"■ The Molders" undon has, under similar
grievances, joined the" strikers, and as a
result the. foundry department of the
Anaconda company 'has t>een shut down.
, The machinists employed aL the Washce
i (new works) struck this morning. The
| machinists employed by the Butte, Ana
conda & Pacific railway have j submitted
an ultimatum to Master Mechanic Har
rity, demanding an answer within five
| 'hours. Three or four ' Butte mines closed
: down as a result of the trou/ble3.
Strike at Steel Plant.
MKHESPORT, Pa., April IL—The em
ployes of the Dewees-Woods plant of tha
National Steel company today held a
meeting to consider the dismissal of sev
eral of their fellow workmen, !t is said,
because they had recently organized a
branch of the Amalgamated association.
Several of the men we:e di3charged, and
en application of the employes all were
reinstated except George Holloway,
president of the lodge. The officials ab
solutely refused to reinstate him, and
the employes decided to strike. Ona
gang of men are supposed to go to work
at midnight and troiible is feared if any
attempt to resume wo:k is made.
Jcrfte-y Employes: rHsatatlMf«"»l-
WIL.KBSBARRE, Pa., April 14.—A
meeting of representatives of trainmen
and telegraphers employed on the north
ern division of the Central of New Jersey
was held at Ashley tonight. It is said
there was considerable dissension ex
pressed over the terms of settlement of
the threatened strike by the conference
in New York. The hrakemen and tele
graphers thought that their interests
have- been sacrificed ior the benefit of
seme other employes, the engineers in
particular. Unless tlie telegraphers re
ceive some concessions from the official
tbis week, the leaders say there will be
a striKe, in wmen they claim they will
be Joined by the brakemen. The train
men and operators will take another vote
on the situation.
Minors' Strike Settled.
EAST LIVERPOOL, 0., April U.—The
strike of the miners employed by the
Salem Coal company. Cherry Valley I: on
company and the Grafton Coal company
has been settled, and the miners, num
bering almost 5(30 men, ihave returned to
v,'ork. The demands of the men were
granted, and they will receive an increase
of 5 cents on all coal mined.
Another Dock I.atxirerV Strike.
GENOA, April 14.—At a meeting of the
nock laborers here today a general strike
was decided upon. This will have the
effect of delaying many steamers.
i^iis|k Every;: Woman
10l 13 interested and should know
alKui 2S> \\* ■JL tl Vm about the wonderful
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SURTBL, accept no -*>>^r-^l^ j^Jfesw.^.
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.- rail rartimlarsand directions In- ".. Cl3j# - jm
- valuable lo ladlea. MAIiyEL CO., r^S'S^ffmW '■ '■■
Room jw, Time* tfWg^ New Vor »*kM>r -.
I Wall Paper-Room Mouldings--I
I Paints —• Brushes- Varnishes >^|
yyindow^shades.. - I
I ■ ■■- 468-4/0 .jatl«s: arvStrea:'.'-'/:"'•' :.> I
ni /laaX* laporters anil Jofcb«re cf
llf II I'ilflflv DrJ Gooda and Motleaf.
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WIJ UV/UUUs Lambtram'i gaits.
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11\ «f«, Dom«iUo and California
liUilUt . QrteaFralta.
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_TBA3TSPORT FOE MANILA.
Solace Will C*xry Larre Cararo of
Clothing: and Stores.
VAI-EJO, Cal., April ' lL'-Jlixe naval
transport Solace- will sail' on Tuesday for
Guam and Manila, carrying a large quan
tity of machinery. Including 1 a large Cor
liss engine, several huge boilers ani
shaftings and two thirty-flva-foot fly
■wheels, whidh add. £0.000 pounds to her
weight. These will be, taken, to Manilla.
For Guam there is a large quantity of
provisions and clothing and. 500 good sized
orange trees. Fifty officers wiH go on th«
ship as passengers. *'""
A numirer of them will be accompanied
k by their wives. The Solace is weighed
down with, old guns and chains taken
along as ballast for. tih« return trip^ A
large draft of sailors will arrive from tiha
East on Monday to take passage on th«
KANSAS' HATCHET ARTIST.
Mrs. Carrie Xatiom Arrested for Ob
stractlnsr the Street*.
KANSAS CTTY. April 14.—Mrs. Carrie
Nation was arrested in this city tonight
on the charge of obstructing the street
and hauled to the police station in a
patrol wagon. She waa releesed on a
cash bond of $6 and will be tiled in the
police court tomorrow morning.
Mrs. Nation lectured in Kansas City,
Kan., last night and came over to the
Missouri sida this morning. She. started
on a tour of investigation among th*
down town saloons this evening. A crowd
of a thousand men and boys followed
her, and at Twelfth and Walnut streets,
where there are saloons on three cor
ners, she was arrested because the crowd
following her blocked the street. She
roundly lectured the saloon men whom
To Open for Settlement.
DEVILiS LAKE, N. D., Aprt! 1-L—(Spe
cials—On Monday next the plat uf town
ship 163, range 71, will be placed on rile
in the local land office. This township
comprises a portion of what was for
merly the Turtle Mountain Indian reser
vation. There will be somewhat of a
iush at the land office here made by
persons who apply to enter this land.
The land is mostly covered with oak anil
poplar timber: the soil is rich and tht>r©
are several lakes in the township in
which rish abound. Many people have
been squatting on the land for some time.
THE WAY TO PAY OLD DEBTS.
Student Undergoes an Operation in
Order to Get Money From Ho-me.
It is known that students work all kinds
of grafts to overdraw their accounts with
the "governor" at home for things that
would not look very well in an itemized
statement, says tho Detroit Tribune. Class
assessments, reference books, broken
furniture that the landlady says must be
repaired, the increase in the price of coal, j
owing to a local trust, and other things
are given as excuses for increases in re- ;
But the most novel scheme that was
over worked on an unsuspecting parent
was one in which a student at Ann Ar
bor, Mich., recently actually demanded
that his vermiform appendix be cut out.
His "graft" is best told in his own words:
"I found myself in a double predica- |
ment," said he. "I was threatened with j
creditors. It was enough to drive a
man insane. I knew that the easiest way
for me to escape the creditors for the
time being was to go to the hospital. |
That would stem the tide for a little
while, and in the meantime I could wait
for something to turn up. Tho doctor was j
talking to me one day about an operation,
but he said that he did not think it would
be necessary, and I could save all the I
vinnecessary expense. Then a thought |
struck me that came like a sunbeam out j
of a thundercloud. I owed exactly $110. :
An operation would cost about $40, but 1 j
could stick it down in my expense ac
count for at least $150. University pro
fessors come high, you know. The next
time the doctor came to visit me he re
marked that I was improving very rapid
" 'Doctor,' said I. 'I have concluded to
have my vermiform appendix cut out
" 'Not the slightest use of it,' he said.
'We can pull you out of this by treat
" 'But.' I replied,. 'I am bound to have
the thing cut out, so that it will never
bother me again.'
'"The substance of it was that 1 had the
knife stuck in me, and now I am minus
a vermiform appendix. Did my schema
work? Well, I should say that it did.
The doctor's bill was $47, and the folks
sent me a check for the 1150. I came out
and very nearly cleaned up my debts.
But leaily, it's worth nearly $150 to be
without a vermiform appendix, and the
old folks should appreciate it. but I am
not telling them the full details "
„ ' Jim's Occnpation.
A tlanta: Constitution...
"How's all, the boys makln' ■ out : now?"
;. - "None of 'em 7 a-doin' of anything 'cent
"An' what's Jim a-doin' of?"
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On May 23d to 27th. 1301, the Chicago
Great Western railway will sell through
excursion tickets to Lincoln, Neb., to
attend the annual meeting of th» Ger
man Baptists (Dunkards) to be held In
that city May 24th to 31st. Tickets good
to return June 4th (or till June 30th by
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April Tth-llth. Chicago and return, re
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tained from Ripens Tabules. I suffer
ed from constipation, sick headache,
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last three years, and have spent many
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While I waa taking scone of the meH
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stopped taking them I was Just as
bad as ever. A friend of my 3teter
told ;me about Ripans Tabules an.l
after taking one box I waa much re
lieved ; from -my .. headache. I then
bought four more boxes and after us
in^ them I felt like a new man. I
always carry the Tabules In my vest
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them. I recommend them as- a good
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; - Thert fs scarcaly any •' condition of ill hialth
that is not banefit*d by the occasional us* of a
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c»nts, co»s not bar - th»m ; from , any ham* or
justify any on« in endurinz Ills that ar« casil/
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