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TIIK ilAIIOOXS AM) U3IPIUK JJKAT TICK CRYSTAL FALLS. Thr Crintut I'nUm Hoy tnkr the Im-uiI and hold it until th Xlnlh Inning, in which th I'm pi re Cinder thrm ojfThe Aire Trrotment Iter? iml-Stury of ti 1H i t u lrat(4rVtiihdl ltm rutty Drfva trd and then ilitmtly Innullnl by a Jloti of Jlutnllunm. The second game of a i-eiies of three lietwcen the Crystal Falls base ball club and the Maroons, of Norway, cuino off nt the latter place last Saturday ami re sulted in our team lieing defeated by a score of twenty-nine to thirty. Wo wero defeated, but not honestly. A pjiended is the score of both clubs: ckystal falls: riming- ) 1 1 a a "i n a 7 h u 0'HrU-n. c 110 1 1 O 0 I o'oiiHhitii, hh ii oil or. Iryloii, lb 11 1 1 I O 1 (I : olirifii, :u i o ill ii a' Knt.jKJ. ii 10 1 0 O 1 !l I Sullivan, v O Oil O O 2 JIUKt.Itt. li o o o o oj O O" Foley, VU O 1 O 1 O 2j (ioUll, Jf 0 0 1 0 0 1 J Total- C U 1 i r j C 1 a 2 1 NORWAY: I iiaiiilgS ''V 2 M 1 C"r, J"7 M (ri j 'orin 11 0 1 O 1 4 1 Hi-owning 1 o 11 1 1 r, ! St. VeliH 11 11 1 1 0 ! Stnert 1 10 11 1 o ft ratlin o o ot i o i a !Ioklnn 0 o I I o 12 lU nnun ) o 1 (10 1 2 ! Hiunj-son O 1 oo! 0 O 1 2 l'miier O O 1 O O 1 Tot u1 4jl 2 1 1 8 I 4 ! o )T""ao 1 The visitors vent to bat and Hcored live run. The Maroon folio wed with four, which left our club with but one ahead. In the next inning our boyH made three tallies, giving them a total of eight; tho Maroons followed with one, atul at the end of the H-cond inning the wore htood eight to live in favor of our boy. It wrh evident from the start that the gnmevaH to l a hard one, but the C.-F's were bound to play to win but tlid not succeed for reasons hereafter ex plained. Tin? close of tht-third inning found our lwys two tallies ahead, ami everything looked bright for us. Our Isiys went to bat again and brought in four tallies, followed by a Kcore of one for the Maroons. At this stage of the gamo the Maroons put Frank Stevens in the box and Drowning on first. Stevens was represented as a crack pitcher, and .was nicely paid to help them out, but his delivery was hardly phenotninal on this particular occasion, an it was found considerably easier to bat hjm than Drowning, who was soon reinstated in his place. The game proceeds and in the first half of the fifth inning we put up live more marks ami with two men out Foley drops a lly into the right field, which was nicely handled. Then the Maroons got at it and turned in eight tallies ami it was right here that I first noticed that something was not right, and soon discovered what it was, at any rate we were still two ahead ; atthedose of the sixth inning we were three ahead, but I could now plainly see that "things was working," and decidtdly disastrous to us it would turn out. In the seventh inning was witnessnl the nicest playing during the game. Our boys went to bat and only brought in one tally; the Maroons waltzed in to swing the world and got white-washed in the most ap proved style. At the finish of the first half of the. ninth inning we were five points ahead and it seemed impossible to be defeated, and indeed we would not have Ih-cu had we got a square deal, but 1m! that as it is the Maroons, or rather the umnire. made six tallies and we were defeatedthough not out of existence en tirely, the club i alive yet. It is a self evident fact that our club is stronger than tho Maroon and had we got a shadow of a souare deal we would have defeated them. ' The game was umpired by (Jeorge Wnnvn, who was thought to 1m a conscientious and just man, but it turns out to be quite the opposite. Some of his deci-iotis were rank, very rank and to him nlone do uu osve our d feat. I learn from a very reliable source that Warren had a bet of $-." on the game, which fact may throw some light on the thing. It an umpire bets money on a game, he U pretty certain of winning it. Mr. Wnnvn is a very popular young man and has many warm friends, but his actions of -Saturday hist has not added nuitenaly to his lit of Crystal Falls friends, We were chTealed and there is no ltcneljt to Is derived from howling about it, but then it affords a j great, deal of satisfaction, because anyj one not a resident of Norway will say as 1 I do, that we were defrauded out of the. game by a prejudiced umpire. One more; thing I would like to talk alout a few j minutes and then I will withdraw.. The Maroons after a game played ! herein which they were honorably do-: rented, sat up a howling and wailing) . rauM of ill-treatment received here, j ' inager Clapp did all he could to enter- ; ti the visitors, gave tlioni rates at: hotel and treated them ton midnight er ; our people wen' highly rlatnl at lecess of the home team but did ake themselves abnoxious to the; or anv thing of the kind. Now I will tell you how nicely our boys were treated while at Norway. To think of it with the idea of expressing ry thoughs, j : bares I fore miUhe vital poverty of the! english tongue, and makes mo wi-di that j ji, it had in clahic mold the verbal power ( t of piratical profanity. Not one of the1...' ... Maroon wart at the train to meet the vwtors and no hotel arrangementx had Uvn made. The boys talked around Titiirn t...t1.k .....1 ..... I l a. xi i : " "v " "! "'V . I nu tho lull ground, in which they weie f uc- ferj.fu .and Nwm to practice. No soon-j trlmdtheballHrn,ho out than kid V d.ity,ra-uu(IuH(,ftlehoUum variety ,uwn a nap h anu.ee ami a once n t up .en "uanimuuviHiaiKi ioumi in tlie j main to contain the one word, "ratn." lo Kay the leant, I wa.s hurprintHl, and HUiely these kids were not doing this from their own free willn. I cornered one ' of the dirty little Hcamosandafterclotsely i quewtionin-him found that "Urowning marked that in case the Maroon were defeated our 1m)vs were to In? rotten egg - practice the Ws startsl for town and were followed by the regiment of filthv. i's continued the yelling. 14 Drown told them to do it and thev .wero ing' Mr. Drowning is the captain of the Maroons and is one of the most snarly, counter. He may think he did a manly act by setting his hoodlums to work in the manner he did, but there are many more who are inclined to think different- ly, and at any rate it reflects nocmlit to Norway. When the game was called quite a crowd had assembled, but the enthusiasm was generally knocked out of them until the umpire begun to act in a peculiar manner. Their shouts ami jeering jokes weje numerous and untime ly. At the close of tho game they almost went wild and on the way tu town the memlM-rs of our nine ami also all of those from here in attendance were frequently insulted, and hooted until the main part of the city was reached. Mr. Knight, of the Current, claimed that the Maroons wore ill-treated while here, and while go ing for all of us in general he sits down on Fat Melluidi with unjust hardness. Let me say that, Norway has 110 Fat McIIugli, but she gets theiejust the same, ami in a highly disgusting manner. Mr. Knight is not so much to blame as he might Ik?; he did not attend the game played hero and only had what was told him by the defeated ball players to go by, while I attended both games and know what I am talking aliout and have made up my mind that the manager of the Maroons intended to treat our boys as shabbily as he knew how. During the game played here on Saturday, August (', the catcher for the Maroons was in jured and it was agreed that they v,i, to play our club with the same men a played the first game, with the exception of Sam Feikins, the disabled catcher. The Maroons fully agreed to this im.l further agreed not to ring in any outride ball pktycrs(a!id tho thingwussatisfaetor lly settled lietweoti the two clubs. When the boys arrived at Norway they learned that Durr Catlin, of Don Mountain, was to catch and that- one Frank Stevens, a temporary reMoent of Iron Mountain, was to occupy the pitcher's box. Man ager Clapp, and Captain I .()'Drieu sought out Captain Drowning and questioned him about it. Mr. Clapp 'asked him if that was according to agreement and further told him that 1 10 would not play his men unless one of the two men with drew. Ignorant Drowning grew quite angry and asked Mr. Clapp if he propos ed to dictate to him who he should play and who he should not. The matter was there dropped, ns it was - found that Drowning had no intentions of nvoding or leing at all civil. Later our manager concluded to play tho game any way and by playing honestly hojM-d to win; they played honestly and in good form, but it was of no use. Tho game throughout was a loo.-v one ns the soore w ill show. I had an interview with ManagerCIapp the other day. Ho said: "Yes, there U no doubt in my mind but that wo won tho game, but were ln-aten out of it by the decisions of tho umpire, I had no i.h a that Warren would choke us off like that, or I would have had another um pire, it was our choice and I took him In -can so I thought him a square man, but later I have lea met 1 that he had on the game, and I am not so much ur- J prised. His dicisiot.swere of thorankest sort ami any one not directly interested in the Maroons welfare will say tho same. I have nothing in particular against the Maroons, but do think we wen not treated right by them. We are to play a third game on neutral grounds nml the umpiring will not be a one-sided affair cither. 1 am not afraid of the Maroons beating my club, Uvn use I mn positive they cannot do it in a square 'clonk It ":;"" '- "" ; - will have an opportunity to how it. When the MarooitM were heie I did all in . , 11 1 it ' my power to make things plean cnt for them and how did they return it: you , 11 1 r a i 1 know as well as I do. I mean to play Maroons "am Per! N:i thoroi -h (v pleasant yie of bin f.:..l an exj I ndmhe him, ! 1(,valt v to cuyK ati turdav, but w; i - e i, .d not j :y was tin -ix a:: 1 ha- . ,,uted life iiiul energy to the m ml-er ol i.u .i.a, u Mn ti, ih( , of tho wuno ,1)Ctul iUi u t would W a formidable emmy for anv cluh to tackle. All of thMn mborsof the N(,rn;ay tlll) m. ,,ntK,mn Jim, :..,,, ,M, t.n,iw- f,rt .,w.,.. ....... a victory and not U insulting) with the exception of Ignorant Drowning and he don't know any Utter. Jie (Vain is fat falling into line with Drowning. : lticiiAKi M. Hampson', Manager Maroon, Norway, Michigan. 1 '""Air ; Ah manager of the Crystal tm,v of $I0 r lmmN nt an-V timewith I m thm' Wlvk from ,,a,- T1, umpire vu oe an munieresieo party, and not a resident of either Norway or Crystal rails, and to lie chosen by us. Yours truly, Lou Cuirr. Crystal Falls, Mich., August ii 1, '87. The ('. F's. played a game with th Florence club 011 Sunday afternoon bust and were defeated by a score of twenty two to eleven. There was no money uj- n ths game. It is quite probable that j n money match will be made lief ore long. j Kappe and (lodshall composed the bati tery dutiug the Sunday game. I was somewhat surprised at our club immediately after its organization, to have the seeming check to want to play their first game with so strong a-club as the Maroons are said to lie, and was very much elated when they defeated the Maroons. Had it luritho Florenceclub I would not have wondered. Our club took Frank Uren ns a mas cot t, but he proved a failure. Next time you want a mascott loys, you had In t tor consult Hugh M Oiinehy, he can pos sibly put you in the way of getting one that will turn your luck, and perhaps knock out the umpire. "You can add to my challenge to the Norway Ma it ions," said Manager Clapp, that we will play them for 100, $."00, $1,000, or as much more as they can raise. We mean businese liowaml if they have any sand will have to put up or for ever hold their peace." I heard last night that the M anions would not play our club another game. That's natural enough. They know t hey can not defeat our nine and are saving of their money. They lack sand. I hear it rumored that people from Norway and c-lsowhore 11 re anxious to put up money on the Maroons in the coming game. Crystal Falls people will cover all they care to In t. Among those who accompanied the elub ti Norway, wen? ('apt. Frank liahor, .fudge Chus. (iallager, Sumner Hopkins, Paul V. Smith, Tim Sullivan and C. M. Atkinson. I have it from e reliable source that at bu shel or so of aurit nt eggs were in read iness for our dub in case the Maroons were defeated. Nice peop!o down that way. Fditor Knight was down to tle train to hid the hoys farewell, and looked as though he was lather sorry for the shal by treatment wehad lieen htibjetcd to. Ignorant Drowning is no doubt a good boy and means well enough, but ho should at least try to lie a gentleman, f it is posMhlo for him to 1n mu Ii. Florence people will ex fiend twenty five dollars in liettering their ball ground to induce tho parties concerned to plav the next game of ball there. Durr Catliii, catcher, got a clean cut in th stomach during the sixth inning, which prostrate! him for a few minutes. Dmr is a good catcher. drowning told us what he would do if he wt re the umpire, j. o., that ho Would not allow Catcher O'Dricn to demand his rights. Course not. When the Norway people was doir.g ! the ir heaviest howling they did not stoo j , .11. .11 ; a ... .. co ciiuiK uiai 11 was only getting the money they had lost. ItisexiNvted that another game will 1h t .laved by tho C. F's and Maroons, and it i posMhlo that the game will In played at Florence. The hoys sjoak in the highest term of limine of the treatment n reived at the hands of the citizens of Florence, Catlin, Steve ns ami Pruner were the now men taken into the Maroon's ranks. , They are splendid ball p'ayfrs. Our' home' club played 'exceptionally j well at Norway. ill 0'Dri n as usual! commanding large '-attention.'' j .bike Fontana and Will Moore of Pow-1 c rs, witnessed the game of last Saturday, i Norway has no Pat Mclluh.butitgets ! there just the same. j yuur llIifTO UMOvr, , Vr.ktx hi:Yotir ivtor iwivM hu In m-:lr.l to tli Imll (ton mtiMt uy tlnet I ln't Jil to IIV n:iythtn nUmit iu umj.irr'n u -Mon. ui I t,,(nk your dub run In-at thrm. t,m, 1 Jami: Moitiiiarr. 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