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THE MORNING ORE GONIAL, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1903.
TROUBLE IN TEAM
Browns Are Hampered by
FANS LAUGH AT V1GNEUX
Portland Players Are Away to the
Front in Batting? Strength and
Are Good Fielders, but They
"What's the matter with the Browns?
Are they true, after all, those stories that
have been floating from the South, to the
effect that one half of the team is ' not
on spealclng terms with the other and that
Vigneuz Is only a sort of manager? Some
thing Is radically wrong -with the team
Just as sure as the ralnclouds are hover
ing over Portland. Something h&s been
wrong with the Internal workings of the
team ever since the season opened .and
it's about time that the local manage
ment sat up and took notice.
The team as it stands today is the-best
batting team in the Pacific Coast League.
And In the fielding they are as good as the
best, but when it comes to using the head
work which produces runs, the whole
team, from Vigneux down, is woefully
lacking. From the beginning of the sea
son until this date, the style of play
ing of the team has not been changed.
Every team captain In the league, and
also every player, knows just what each
Brown will do when he comes up to bat.
Vigneux does not seem to use his head
inventing new plays or studying the game
of the opposing teams. If he does, the
team behind him simply refuses to respond
to his Instructions. Opposing teams know
that when a Brown steps to the plate he
is going to bunt and the whole infield
plays In close. They also know that with
one man out, the Brown batter is going to
swipe the cover off the ball if he can, and
In consequence the opposing players play
deep. In nine cases out of ten, if the
Browns were continually mixing up their
style of playing the opposing team would
be kept guessing and many of the swats
which the Browns have made in the in
field would have gone safe. Instead, they
have been corraled and the runner has
been killed going to first.
Vigneux Is married to the bunt. He
does not realize that he has several play
ers on hls team who cannot bunt
effectively, yet he sends them out to ac-
compllsh things which they cannot de
liver. How many times' have the Port
land fans sat through games when a
couple of men were on bases and no one
out and yet the locals could not score?
Time and time again they have seen men
on third or second waiting to come home
with either the tying run or the one that
would have won the game. They never
came home, and they could have done so
,-with almost any sort of a dinky hit if
Just ordinary headwork had been used.
A Seattle critic has the team sized up
about right -when he says: "The Browns
stay up all night In order to go to sleep
on the bases." They certainly go to sleep
on the bases, but it is hardly fair to the
team as a whole to say that they stay
up all night, although the decidedly rotten
exhibition they gave In Oakland Sunday
morning -would lead the fans to believe
they had been up all night drinking steam
beer. To be shut out is no disgrace to
any ball team, but to get a double Hose
on the same day Is asking us to stand
for more than is really coming.
There Is something decidely Denmarklan
about that Sunday game, and if the
Browns are treated to a similar white
washing this coming week there is sure
to be a run on the clothes-pin market In
Portland, for every time the name of the
Browns is mentioned every fan will drag
lorth a clothespin and pinch It over his
proboscis. Portland fans have been
more than loyal to the team, but, like the
"worm, they will turn, and when they do
the empty benches at Twenty-fourth and
Vaughn streets will be a squeamish sight
to behold. Early in the season there
were some extenuating reasons for the
slump and the rush for the bottom of the
ladder that the Browns made. Vigneux
claimed that he was not manager during
those losing days that he had the name,
but not the authority. This talk grew
loud in Portland, and it may and may
not have been so. The fact remains,
however, that since the change in the
officials of the club, Vigneux has1 had full
and absolute control and there seems to
be very little Improvement in the work of
the team. Several times he has broken
Into print In the Southern papers, seem
ingly proud of the fact that his team had
broken even on their trip away from
home. This would be a great record, but
for the fact that the Browns In almost
every game they have played have out
hit the opposing teams. A glance at the
way the iam hit during the Sacramento
series shows plainly what the team can
and did so at the bat. Nadeau batted a
.500 streak and on his heels came Van
Buren, Holllngsworth, Hess and Blake,
and, in fact, the whole team. But they
only got half the games Vigneux was
satisfied so, on this supposition, the local
fans ought to be, also.
The old story about the fox and the
Ice is applicable to the stories that come
from the South concerning Vigneux as a
manager. While the most of them should
be taken with a grain of salt, there is
reason to believe some of them true. Ac
cording to a critic whose home is In San
Francisco, Vigneux, as a baseball man
ager. Is looked upon as a huge joke. He
even doubts whether Sammy could make
good In the Pacific Coast League on any
other team but the Browns as a catcher.
It is common gossip, he says, that the
team is made up of cliques and factions
and that half the time the 'members are
not on speaking terms with their manager
as well as other players on the team.
Vigneux is even credited with leading in
this "We never -speak as we pass by." He
Is accused of favoritism, which. If true,
should be a reason for his release at once.
His open hostility to Hess is so patent,
they say, that it Is noticeable to the
patrons. Admitting that Hess is something
or a crao, ne is a good player, and if
Vigneux, for personal reasons, places him
under a handicap. It's about time the
officials of the club were taking a hand.
Before the team went South, Hess and
Vignuex were at loggerheads, and
Vigneux would have been without a back
stop when he and Shea were injured, had
not the directors taken a hand in tlje
matter and sent Hess to Sacramento.
Butler has been "getting his" since he
pitched that 15-lnning game against San
Francisco. Several times he has at
tempted to pitch and each time he has
been driven to cover. A couple of Innings
iach time was enough for the big fellow.
UcFarlan, too, seems to have been solved
fry the Southerners, and Jake Thlelman
leems to be traveling the ln-and-out
route. If Luckes hadn't been on deck
tvhen called on. Sacramento would have
taken the Browns down the line. Shields
has been a very sick lad. but he got back
Into the game Sunday morning and
pitched a good game of ball. Eight errors
Behind a man who has just risen from a
ilck bed Is enough to give him a relapse.
flsey, the new first-baseman, has not been
playing up to the standard of good base
fralL He has not been, hitting the "ball
ts he should, and he Is usually guilty of
i couple of errors. Anderson's Injury
5 keeping him out of the game, and his
lbsence handicaps the work of Holllngs
irorth. Runlin Ontpotnts Kid nCrter.
PHILADELPHIA, Sept 7. Gur Ruh
In, the Akron giant, fought .six rounds to
tight with Kid Carter, of Brooklyn, at the
BTasMngton Sporting Club. The former
had much, the better of the bout, the
Brooklyn man receiving much punishment.
Standing: of the Clubs.
New York ..
Chicago 13, 0 Pittsburg 8, 7.
PITTSBURG, Sept. 7. The morning
game today was one of the poorest played
here. Chicago won because Doheny was
wild. Attendance 2870. Score:
R H El R H E
Chicago ;....13 17 2Pittsburg 8 10 4
Batteries Dohney, Thompson and
Smith; Menefee and Currle and Kllng.
Afternoon game: Pittsburg won the
second game in the ninth Inning, on
Beaumont's double, followed by Clarke's
single. The game looked safe for Pitts
burg until the eighth Inning, when Jones'
single and Tinker's two-bagger and Kllng's
safe hit, tied the score. Attendance 14,
R HE R H E
Pittsburg; .... 7 12 lj Chicago 6 10 4
Batteries Leever and Smith; Menefee,
Wicker and Kllng.
Xew York: O, O; Brooklyn -4, 3.
NEW YORK, Sept. 7. Errors were
plentiful on both sides, but very stupid
work by Doyle, Garvin and Dahlen gave
the visitors the winning tallies in the
eighth Inning. Sheckard's home-run hit
over the right-field fence was the batting
feature. Attendance 9300. Score:
R H E R H E
New. York ..6 11 3jBrooklyn 4 7 2
Batteries Cronln, Bowerman and Bres
nahan; Jones, Garvin and Jacklitsch.
Afternoon game: After losing the first
game on their own grounds to the New
York team, the Brooklyn players went
over to the polo grounds and shut " out
McGraw's men. Attendance 23,623. Score:
R H EJ R H E
New York .. 0 4 2J Brooklyn 3 4 1
Batteries McGlnnity and Bresnahan;
Schmidt and Rltter.
Philadelphia 8, 3; Boston 4, 5.
BOSTON. Sept. 7. Philadelphia batted
Williams at -will this morning and won the
game easily. Attendance 1943. Score:
Philadelphia . 8 12 4Bos?ton 4 5 2
Batteries Williams and Moran; Sparks
Afternoon game Boston won the af
ternoon game by hard hitting in the
lelghth. Each pitcher had one bad Inning,
but otherwise was effective. Attendance
. R H E R H E
Boston 5 12 OjPhiladelphla .391
Batteries PIttlnger and Moran; Dug
gleby and Dooln.
Umpires O'Day and Moran.
St. Louis 2, 3; Cincinnati 1, 7.
CINCINNATI. Sept. 7. Cincinnati
broke even with St. Louis today In the
double-header. Poole was very effective
In the first game, but errors gave St.
Louis the game. Dunleavy was hit hard
in the second game, and Cincinnati won
R H E R H E
Cincinnati ... 1 8 2St. Louis .... 2 5 1
Batteries Poole t and Peltz; Brown and
Second game ,
R HJE! R H E
Cincinnati ... 7 12 0j3t. Louis 310 3
Batteries Ewlng and Peltz; -Dunleavy
Standing; of the Clubs.
Won. Lost P.C.
Boston 76 41 .650
Cleveland - 67 54 .554
Philadelphia 62 54 .534
w. Louis 59 54 .522
Detroit 59 5S .501
New York 55 63 .466
Chicago 54 04 .45S
Washington 37 SI .314
Boston 4, Oj Xew Yorlc O, 5.
NEW YORK, Sept 7. The local team
was shut out In the morning game here
by the Bostons. Hughes, who was in
the box for the visitors, held Griffith's
men down to four hits.. Attendance,
R H E R H E
New York.... 0 4 2Boston 4 7 2
Batteries Brookvllle and Chesbro;
Hughes and Criger.
The New York team reversed the re
sult of the earlier game by shutting out
Boston. Attendance. 7400. Score:
New York.... 5 10 2j Boston 0-7 2
Batteries Tannehlll and Beville; Young
arid J. Stahl.
St. Louis 2. 0 Detroit 1, 1.
ST. LOUIS, Sept 7. St Louis split
even with Detroit In a double-hea'der this
afternoon, the home team taking the
first and losing the second. St Louis
placed Its hits to better effect in the
opening game and made two runs while
Detroit got but a single tally. The sec
ond was a pitchers battle between Kis
singer and - Sudhoff , the Detrolter hav
ing a shade the better of It Attendance,
R H E RHE
St Louis 2 8 IJDetroIt 1 8" 0;
Batteries Sclevers and Su'gden; Kltson
St Louis 0 4 lDetro!t 16 1
Batteries Sudhoff and Shannon; Kis
singer and McGuire.
Philadelphia C, 3 "Washington O, 2.
PHILADELPHIA, Sept 7. The home
team shut out Washington because of the
visitors' Inability to hit. Attendance, 2077.
Washington.. 0 4 1J Philadelphia.. 6 11 0
Batteries Orth and KIttredge; Drill,
Plank and Powers.
The locals won the afternoon game ,by
long hits. Ryan injured" himself while
running after a ball. Attendance, 6266.
R H E R H E
Washington.. 2 7 2JPhIladelphIa.. 3 4 1
Batteries Wilson and KIttredge; Hen
ley and Schreck.
Cleveland 4, 7j Chicago 1, O.
CLEVELAND, O., Sept 7. Jones'
triple saved Chicago from a shut-out In
the morning game. Both Donahue and
Owen pitched good ball. Attendance, 3500.
B H EJ RHE
Cleveland.... 4 7 2ChIcago 16 1
Batteries Donahue and Bemls; Owen
Chicago could not hit Kllllan this af
ternoon, and was shut out Attendance,
Cleveland 7 11 2ChIcago 0 5 "1
Batteries Killlan and Bemls; Flaherty
Tic xt Yorlc and Chicago Races.
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M'CHESXEY, "PRIDE OF
LOSE SIXTH GAME
Browns Make Lamentable
Record at San Francisco.
INDIAN WAS POUNDED HARD
Chcmnwa Yontn Plays Good Ball
and Proved Stronpr Draivlns Card,
but Oakland Team 'Find Him
for Twelve Safe Hits.
PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE.
Oakland, 0; Portland. 1.
San Francisco. 9; Sacrhmento, C.
Seattle, 11; Los Angeles, 2.
Standing: o the Clubs.
Los Angeles ..
SAX FRANCISCO, Sept. 7. (Special.)
By actual count 9S30 people attended the
special Labor day matinee ball game at
Recreation Park this afternoon. It was
strictly a holiday crowd and fans saw
Oakland Cripples beat Portland for the
sixth time within as many days. As In
all previous games won during the series
Lohman's men netted the most tallies by
heavy stick work. Every pitcher, but two,
Introduced here by the Webfooters in
the series of eight games which closed
with yesterday's performance, has been
pounded to all sections of the outfield by
Sam Morris, the Nez Perces Indian, was
no exception and In the Labor day game
he was hit for a total of 12 safe Hits
which brought six Oakland players around
the circuit But for all the slugging he
got, the Chemawa Institute youth played
a splendid game as a glance at the tabu
lated score below, will show. Morris was
a great drawing card, and he fields his
position well, but It will take a world of
improvement to make him a great pro
O'Hara was given a free pass by the
Indian in the opening round, and Francks
thought Morris was easy and bunted. The
Chemawa youth knew something about
gelding the mid-diamond section, how
ever, and O'Hara was forced out by the
Indian's quick whip across the second
corner. Murdock drove one through
Raidy, advancing Francks to third.
Schwartz tried to stretch a single into a
double-header and was tagged out at sec
ond, Francks coming home In the mean
time. That was a starter. Portland
tied the score in the fourth. Nadeau beat
out a hit to Buck Francks, Francis ad
vanced him by a sacrifice; Holllngsworth
flew out to Murdock, but O'Hara dropped
Elsey's towering fly and Nadeau scam
pered home. That was the Webfooter's
only run during the game.
Late In the day Morris laid up for re
pairs. Francks sent him a bounder that
nearly tore his hand off. Morris knocked
it down but his hand attracted so much
of his attention that he did not know
what to do with the ball and Buck landed
safe on the first corner. "When Indian
Sam was patched up the game went on.
AB. R. IB. PO. A. E
O'Hara, c f 2 2 1 5 0 1
Francks. s s 4 1113 1
Mosklmkn, 3b 4 0 34 0 2 0
Schwartz, 2b 5 0 3 2 4 -1
Murdock, r. f 4 1 0 1 0 0
Messcrly, lb 4.1 2 13 - 0 0
Lohman, c 4 0 1 2 2 0
Kruger, L f 4 0 0 3 0 0
Devereaux, p 4 110 2 0
Totals ;...S5 6 12 27 13 3
Blake, r. f 4 0 0 1 0 0
"Van Buren, c f 4 0 0 1 0 0
Nadeau, 1. f 4 1 1 2 -1 0
Francis, 3b 3 0 0 1 V 4 0
Hoiimgsworth, s. s.. 4 0 1 3 6 0
Elsey, lb 4 0 1 13 1 0
Raidy, 2b 4 0 1 4 3 1
Hess, c 4 0 0 1 0 0
Morris, p 3 0 117 0
Totals 34 1 6 27 22 1
RUNS AND HITS '3Y .'NNINGS.
Oakland 1 0 0 0 1, 1 .1 1 16
Hits 2 0 112 12 1 212
Portland 0 001000001
Hits 0 1110100 15
Home run Messerly.
HIS VICTORY HEARTIEST EVER
THE WEST," AND WINNER. OF THE TWIN CITY HANDICAP AT
Two-base hits Elsey, Francks, Raidy.
Sacrifice hits Francis, O'Hara. Francks.
First base on errors Oakland, 1; Port
First base-'on called balls Off Morris. 3.
Left on bases Oakland. 7; Portland, 7.
Stoien bases-O'Hara, 3; Kruger, 1.
Struck out By Devereaux, 1; by Mor
Hit by pitcher Mosklman.
Time of game Two hours.
Seattle Badly Defeats Los Angeles.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Sept. 7. Drink
water looked easy to Seattle today and
they went for his delivery for a total
of 17 hits and 11 runs. From star.t to
finish they batted his delivery to all
corners of the lot. St. "Vraln was by no
means a puzzle for the locals, but some
poor fielding nnd inability to hit the ball
when men were on bases accounts for
their small total of runs. Corbett hit
for a home run In the fourth Inning, while
Dillon, who has recovered his batting eye,
got three hits in four times at bat. At
tendance, 5000. Score:
i Los Angeles 000100010 2 10 5
Seattle 0 2 0 3 10 2 3 0-11 17 2
Batteries Drlnkwater and Hurlburt; St.
'Frisco Agrnin Defeats Sacramento.
SACRAMENTO, Sept. 7. The San Fran
cisco team batted out another victory to
day by landing on Keefe's offerings in the
third Inning for seven safe hits, which,
combined with a battery error, allowed six
runs to score. This wicked reception had
no apparent effect upon the youngsters,
however, who twirled the game out and
did excellent work until the finish. His
disastrous .third inning, however, gave
the visitors a lead that the Senators could
not overcome. Score:-
Sacramento 0 1 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 6 12 1
San Francisco 0 0601020 9 15 1
Batteries Keefe and Graham; Herr and
PACIFIC NATIONAL LEAGUE.
Yesterday's Scores. -Spokane,
5; Seattle. 3.
Butte, 13; Salt Lake. 1.
Standing; of the Clubs.
"Won. Lost. Pr. ct.
75 48 .010
G7 57 .540
CO 58 .532
23 30 .300
SPOKANE WINS FROM SEATTLE.
Agrnln in Second Place in the Race
for Pacific National Pennant.
SEATTLE, Sept 7. Spokane won today
and climbed back into second place be
cause of the only two errors made by
Seattle. The game was full of sensa
tional fielding features and fast work on
the bases. Stanley was hurt in the sixth
and had to retire. Score:
R H E
Seattle ". 1 0. 2 0 0 0 0 0 0-3 9 3
Spokane 0 012 2 0 0 0 05 8 1
Batteries HIckey, Stanley and Spencer;
Dammann and Hansen. Umpire Caru th
ere. Butte Easily Defcnts Salt Lake.
BUTTE Mont.,- Sept. 7. Butte today fell
upon Kostal hard, finding him for 13 hits
that counted, a bunch in the seventh
sending eight locals around the diamond.
Bandelln proved puzzling to the Elders,
allowing them but seven hits. Attendance,
Butte 10 0 10 0 8 0 10 13 2
Salt Lake 00000 0010 1 7 1
Batteries Bandelln ana Swindells; Kos
tal and Shea.
MULVEY IS CAUTIOUS.
Had Experience With One Fake
Fight Wary of Biddy Bishop.
SALT. LAKE, Utah, Sept. 7. It is be
lieved here 1 that M. E. .Mulvey's action
in stopping the Herrera-McCleland contest
In Portland Is because Mulvey claims to
have undisputable evidence that Biddy
Bishop- was a party to a fake that was
pulled off here In July between a man
traveling' under the record of Jack Down
ey, and Herrera. This alleged Jack Down
ey was a faker pure and simple, and com
ing to Salt Lake ahead of Herrera, suc
ceeded in working up a local following,
who desired to see him go up against
After the Broad-Herrera fight in Butte,
Bishop and Herrera came to Salt Lake,
where both were exceedingly popular, and
in two days a match was made with the
alleged Downey. Although several fight
promoters were hard, after the contest,
Mulvey was induced to handle It against
his will, because he had a good Btandlng
In the city, and his name would go a
long way toward drawing a crowd. "When
the contest came off, Downey proved to
be the rawest -kind of a dub, in fact, posi
tively the worst ever seen anvwhere. and
Pwent down and out in the first round,
MADE ON EASTERN TURF.
from a terrific punch in the jaw from
The fight-promoters and their friends
who tried to get the match jumped on
Mulvey and claimed he was a party to
the deal, and succeeded in getting some
hard knocks onv him printed. Mulvey
gave Downey's share of the purse to
charity, and paid Bishop. Downey left
town and wrote back that Bishop was in
on the deal. Mulvey said nothing, but
went quietly to work to gather evidence
of Bishop s duplicity in the matter, and
before leaving here, claimed to have ab
solute proof that Bishop knew who
Downey was. Before leaving Salt Lake,
Bishop swore positively to his most In
timate friends and Mulvey that he was
aupeil by Downey, but Mulvey said he
would do nothing until he had thoroughly
investigated the matter. He left here
with letters which he alleges will con
vict Bishop of being a party to the fake.
Bishop. Herrera and Mulvey stood high
with the sports, until the affair came
off, the latter being considered one of
the squarest men in sporting circles in the
city. The affair lost him many friends
who cannot understand how a person so
well posted could be fooled by a man like
Downey. Political enemies went a long
way toward working up the feeling
-CRACK OARS.MEX COMPETE.
Middle States Regatta at Washing
ton Brings Out a Large Crowd.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7. The Middle
States regatta, under the auspices of the
Potomac River Regatta Association, was
held here today and was witnessed by a
large crowd. Favorable weather, a legal
holiday and the presence of some of the
notable oarsmen of the country combined
to arouse Interest in the event. In all
there were 16 races, beginning at 10 o'clock
and continuing until late in the afternoon.
The prizes were 58 gold medals and silken
The course was patrolled by a Govern
ment vessel to prevent the crowding or In
terference with the oarsmen. Each race
was rowed over a straightaway course,
the decision .of the committee in this re
spect meeting universal approval. The
torpedo-boat Cushing was placed at the
disposal of the committee and was used
as a referee and press boat.
All races were one mile, except the
senior eight-oared race, which was 1
Junior singles Won by Fred Sheppard,
Ravenswood Boat Club, New York, by a
length and a half. Time, 6:46.
Junior four gig Won by Arundel Boat
Club, Baltimore, by two lengths. Time,
Senior four-oared barges won by
Dauntless Rowing Club, Harlem, by two
lengths. Time, 6:20.
Intermediate singles Won by D. Halsey
Jackson, Palisades Boat Club, New York,
by two lengths. Time, 6:41.
Senior double sculls Atlanta Boat Club,
New York, won. Time, 5:281-5.
Junior four-oared shell Arundal Boat
Club, Baltimore, won. Time, 5:41.
Intermediate elght-oared shell Fair
mount Rowing Association of Philadel
phia came in first, but the Potomacs
claimed a foul and the race was awarded
to them. No time.
Senior single Frank Vesley. Bohemian
Boat Club, New York. won. No time.
Intermediate double sculls Won by
Seawanhaka Boat Club, Brooklyn. Time,
Intermediate four shells Won by Metro
politan Boat Club; Aerial Rowing Club
disqualified. Race was fouled once and
had to be rowed over again from where it
was fouled, therefore no time was given.
Senior Shells Aerial Rowing Club, of
Baltimore, won; Harlem Rowing Club, of
New York, second. Time. 5:41.
Single elght-oared shell Vesper Boat
Club, Philadelphia, won; Malta Club,
Philadelphia, second. Time, 8:03.
BELL DEFEATS MURDOCK.
Their Match the Best of Several In
Pacific Cpast Tennis Tournament.
SAN RAFAEL. Cal., Sept 7. The sev
enth day of the Paclflc Coast champion
ship tennis tournament opened this morn
ing under the best auspices. Play com
menced at 10 o'clock with a match in
which Ratcliff and Miss Ethel Cliff were
defeated In the first round of theseml
finals mixed doubles by Mr. Drummond
MacGavln and Miss Florence Sutton by
the score of 6-2, 1-6, 2-6.
At 11:30 o'clock Mr. Way and Miss May
Sutton defeated Mr. Drummond MacGavln
and Miss Florence Sutton In a hotly con
tested match, the score being 6-3, 11-9.
The best game of the day was played
at 2:30 this afternoon, when the final,
men's singles was won by Alfonso Bell,
of Southern California, over Percy Mur
dock, of San Francisco, by the score of
8-6, 7-5, 4-6, 6-2. Bell won out more by
endurance than by superiority In strokes.
The final of the mixed doubles was won
by Mr. Way and Miss May Sutton over
Mr. Freeman and Mrs. Seymour by the
score of 6-0, 6-2.
New Mile Motor Cycle Record.
BOSTON, Sept. 7. Albert Champion es
tablished a new mile motor-cycle record
at Charles River Park tonight Ho rode
the mile In 55 2-5 seconds.
PROUD DAY FOR WEST
McChesney Wins Twin City
.Handicap of $3500.
SHEEPSHEAD WILD WITH JOY
Demonstration Probably the Heart
iest Ever Accorded a Victor on
the Eastern Turf Track Rec
ord Was Equaled.
NEW YORK, Sept. 7. R E. Smathers
McChesney, the pride of the West, won
the 5350) Twin City handicap at Sheeps
head Bay today. McChesney was always
a warm favorite, closing at 2 to 1. He
equalled the track record for 1 miles
made by Water Boy, July 2, this year, by
covering the distance in 2:04 3-5. E R.
Thomas' Hermis, paying 8 to 5 for the
place, was second, with the outsider, His
The demonstration accorded McChesney
as he flashed under the wire was probably
the heartiest that has ever greeted a
winner on the Eastern turf. The cheer
ing began before McChesney had finished,
and continued until Fuller eased up his
mount on the paddock turn.
Upon his return to the scales it was
renewed, several thousand persons joining
in the cheering, while hats, canes, hand
kerchiefs and umbrellas were thrown in
As the horses were at the post, Smath
ers money began to show itself. Smath
ers' commissioners were busy, and it is
estimated that he cleaned up something
more than ?50,000.
There was only a few moments delay at
the post, and they were off to a good
start McChesney was first to show, but
Odom, on Hermis, immediately sent his
mount to the front, and making the pad
dock turn, opened a gap of two lengths,
with Injunction second, one length in
front of McChesney.
At the half-mile pole, Hermis had In
creased the lead to four lengths and was
going very easily. Injunction- was sec
ond, a head In front of "Big Mac." Com
ing to the three-quarters pole, Hermis
was still leading, but here Fuller, on Mc
Chesney, -began to make his run fand
quickly disposing of Injunction, set sail
for Hermis. Rounding the far turn, Mc
Chesney slowly closed the gap between
him and the leader and three furlongs
from the -finish he was right behind
Hermis and gaining at every stride.
As the pair swung Into the stretch,
Fuller drew his whip and shook it at Mc
Chesney. The Smathers horse drew
away and won easily by one and a half
lengths. Hermis had to be ridden out
to secure the place from His Eminence.
Steeplechase, short course Fulminate
won, Fox Hunter second, Wood Pigeon
third; time, 4:12.
Six furlongs Leonora Lorlng won,
Mamie Worth second, Olympian third;
time, 1:12 4-5.
The Sapphire stakes, five and a half
furlongs Luxembourg won, Hazelwood
second. Dimple third; time, 1:07.
The Twin City handicap, 1 miles Mc
Chesney won, Hermis second. His Emi
nence third; time, 2:04 3-5.
Selling, five and a half furlongs Ishlana
won, Sunny Side second, Tol San third;
time, 1:06 3-5.
Mile and three-quarters Moon Daisy
won, Circus second, Lord Radge third;
SIX SHOOTER WINS HANDICAP.
Harlem Event Worth $7310 Taken In
Gallop Over Well-Known Horses.
'CHICAGO, Sept. 7. J. B. Respess' Six
Shooter won the Twentieth Century Han
dicap at Harlem in a gallop. Fred Cook's
added starter, Linguist, was second, and
Ed Corrigan's Hargis third. Claude and
Judge Hlmes, the much-talked-of three-year-old,
were never prominent. Claude
finished eighth after a rough journey.
Judge Hlmes was sixth. The handicap
was worth 57310 to the winner, and the
mile and three-sixteenths was run In
l:5S3-5, as against the world's record of
1:57 2-5, made by Sclntllant in this same
stake last year.
Six Shooter was a heavily played fa
vorite, being backed from 2 to 1 and 3
to 2 at post time, and he was pounds to
the best. He broke last in a field of 11
starters, but Jockey Knight gradually
worked his way up until he reached the
stretch, where he raced Into second posi
tion. From there to the wire he made a
show of his field, winning, by two and a
half lengths. Linguist Jva.3 second, a
length and a half In front of Hargis.
Claude was second choice in the betting
at 4 to 1, with Judge Hlmes, Hargis, and
Linguist each 8 to 1. Summary:
Six furlongs Hindus won, L'Etrenne
second, Walnamolnen third; time, 1:13 3-5.
Steeplechase, short course Mr. Rose
won, Duke of York second, Eva Moe
third; time, 3:32 2-5.
Twentieth Century Handicap, 13-16
miles Six Shooter won, Linguist second,
Hargis third; time, l:5S3-5.
Four and a half furlongs Patsy Brown
won, Casclne second, William Wright
third; time, :53 2-5.
Mile and 70 yards Brushby won, Carat
second. Lady Matchless third; time,
Mile McGee won, Talpa second,. Warte
nicht third; time, 1:39 2-5."
BUD DOBLE IN AN ACCIDENT. ,
Throws Himself From Sulky, When
Roman Stumbled, In Hartford Race
HARTFORD, Conn., Sept. 7. The
throwing of Bud Doble In the 2:10 trot,
which resulted In the distancing of The
Roman, who had won two heats, pre
vented the completing of the programme
at the opening of today's races In the
Fall meet of the Grand Circuit at Char
ter Oak track today. It was during the
last event on the programme that the
accident occurred, and it was too late
to finish the long-drawn-out 2:10 trot, the
judges postponing the final heat until to
morrow, when the heat winners will de
cide the contest.
At the three-quarters mark in the fifth
heat Doble, behind The Roman, was
forging to the front when a knee boot
became loose and dropped, so as to trip
The Roman, who staggered. Doble, real
izing that an accident was unavoidable,
threw himself from the sulky, landing
hard on the track. The horse became
frightened and started to run, but was
tripped again and turned completely over.
Thousands of persons swarmed across
the track to the scene of the accident,
believing that both horse and driver were
seriously Injured, but both escaped with
a few superficial scratches.
Doble went before the judges and said
he had been interfered with, but as he
made no specific charges the judges,
after a long consultation, decided that
The Roman was distanced. Summary:
2:30" pace, purse $3000 King Direct won
three straight heats in 2:09. 2:09. 2:09.
Dr. Madara and Elastic Pointer also
2:14 pace, three In five, purse $1500
Sagwa won three straight heats in 2:U,
2:137$. 2:15. Kiowa and Alvln R. also
Hartford Futurity, foals of 1900, two In
three, purse $7500 Sadie Mc won the sec
ond and third heats In 2:12, 2:11.
Ethel's Pride won the first heat In 2:14.
Lord Roberts, Delight, Llzza and Miss
Anna also started.
2:10 trot, three In five, purse $1500 (un
finished) Dr. Strong won the third and
fourth heats In 2:11. 2:12. McKlnley
won the fifth heat in 2:15. Tho Roman,
who won the first and second heats in
A GREAT COMMOTIO
THE SONG OF THE HAMMER
TO THE MUSIC OF
The Wprk of Alteration and
Piano Selling Go Merrily On
at Eilers Piano House Pi
anos Were Sold Even Yester
dayToday Promises to Be
Another Big Day.
To say things are humming at this store
Is .E"1""5 u mildly. Yesterday being a
Holiday, we did not expect to do business.
But as the workmen had consented, in
order to hurry the work of alteration
through to go on with it, our doors were
left open for their accommodation, and
tne crowds of purchasers came also. Sales
men who had come to the store to look
after the welfare of the pianos were kept
busy selling them, and the music of the
Jiammer and the saw, pianos and organs
kept things more than lively all day long.
We are showing very little discrimina
tion during this sale, amall regard is paid
to the name or even the retail value of
the pianos. Instruments that occupy
very exalted positions in pianodom are
Involved In this sacrifice sale. All of our
own regular lines, excepting a few very
choice grands, the Aeolian Orchestrello
and the Pianola, are included, and the
saving to purchasers is from $112 to $150
on each instrument
AND ALL THESE IN ADDITION
In this stock are numerous good used
pianos, also a number of new makes not
regularly sold by us. All must go. Here
are a few of the many that are slaugh
tered: Plevcl upright piano, fair tone $ 43.00
Rudolph upright piano, good order.. S2.03
Matthushek. very fine tone 157.00
Newby & Evans upright, rosewood.. 160.90
Sherwood & Co., walnut 172.00
Haines Bros., fancy walnut 178.00
Haines Bros., largest size ilS.OO
Fischer, ebonized case 1-55.00
Jacob Doll, elegant oak 21S.0
Fischer, new, very largest, mahog
Estey, new, fancy mahogany 247.00
Stelnway, largest size, ebonized, up
Packard, new, fine mahogany 250.00
Schaeffer, fancy rosewood 1S2.00
Stelnway. fancy rosewood 275.00
Kingsbury, new, walnut 147 00
Gramer, new, walnut 1SS.C0
Sherwood, large, mahogany 145.00
Ludwig, fancy oak, new i 165.00
Singer, new, mahogany 15S.0O
Singer, oak, like new 135.00
A. B. Chase, rosewood.... 135.00
Knabe, upright, rosewood 235.00
Bailey, fancy walnut, used 16S.03
Lelcht. very fine order...- 14S.C0
Milton, nearly new 21S.0iJ
All are for sale on payments, one-tenth
of the amount in cash, and the balance
In monthly payments.
For practice work and for people who
own their homes, and do not have to
move, these pianos are very desirable.
They are very substantially made, are in
perfect condition and will stand a great
deal of usage.
Very fine $&50 Weber, now $135.00
Chlckerlng fine, but case worn 95.00
Elegant $S0O Stelnway 95.00
Other makes, such as Stcck, Newton.
Ivers & Pond. Hardman. etc. (24 different
ones) for $1S, $27, $36. $52 and $6S. Pay $3
or $4 each month till paid for.
Estey. walnut $ 44.00
Kimball, walnut 46.00
Estey, oak 42.00
Estey. very fancy 54.00
Estey, fancy walnut 16.00
Kimball, oak 56.00
Schultz. oak t 35.00
Parkard, walnut 44.00
Packard, walnut.. 36.00
Mason & Hamlin 28.00
Mason &. Hamlin, fine 54.00
And dozens of others.
AS TO PAYMENTS
Cash is preferred, of course, but no
reasonable offer as to payments will be
refused during this sale.
Remember, we guarantee the price as
well as the quality. Money back If not
satisfactory or as represented applies to
every transaction great or small, at
Ellers Piano House.
Our unconditional guarantee goes with
every piano we sell.
We are sure to please you In your pur
chase. Over seven thousand people who
have purchased their pianos of us will tell
2:12 and 2:10, was distanced in the fifth.
George Muscovite, Capsian, Nell Gwyne
and Edgewood started.
ST. LOUIS, Sept. 7. The track was
fast at Delmar today. Results:
One and sixteenth miles Einstein won,
King's Court second. El Caney third;
Six furlongs, selling Dottle Shutte won,
Irene Matches second, Detz third; time,
Five and a half furlongs Lord Herma
no won, Ingold Thrift second, St. Noel
third; time. 1:09.
Mile and 70 yards Eva G. won, Jordan
second, Helen Print third; time, 1:45.
Seven furlongs Revenge Dare won,
Montana Peeress second, Una Price third;
One and three-sixteenths miles Brown
Vail won, Charles Ramsey second, The
Bobby third; time. 2:04.
One and a sixteenth miles Morris won,
Eugenia S. second, Maple third; time,
SACRAMENTO, Sept. 7. The races at
the State Fair today were largely at
Trotting, Occident stake Luna won,
Swift B. second; best time, 2:16.
Seven furlongs, selling Tamm won,
Dark Secret second, Wandering Boy
third; time, 1:28.
Governor Pardee handicap, one mile
Dlvina won, Hagcrdon second, Horatius
third; time, 1:38.
Six furlongs Maresa won, Gold Scratch
second. Limber Jim third; time, 1:14.
One mile, selling Heather Honey won,
Dolly Welthoff second, Kitty Kelly third;
Five furlongs, selling Dusty Rhodes
won; Pat Bulger second, Dorris third;
Six furlongs, selling Jack Richelieu, Jr.,
won, Iras second, Madame Bishop third;
AliL-AMERICAX TEAM WIXS.
Oxford-Cnnibridge Golfers Lose In a
Very Spirited Contest.
GLENCOVE, N. Y., Sept. 7. The Ail
American golf team, picked from the lead
ing competitors in the late amateur cham
pionship, defeated the Oxford-Cambridge
golfers today In a- spirited team match on
the links of the Nassau Country Club. The
Americans won by the narrow margin of
one point, scoring five points to four. Each
game won counted one point and nine
men played one game each. The defeat
Is the first that the Englishmen have en
countered in their string of matches
against American teams. The contest was
36 holes, match play.
The American team was composed of
Walter J. Travis, F., S. Douglas, E M.
Byers, F. O. Reinhart,' George T. Brokaw,
H. Egan. B. D. Smith, G. A. Ormiston
and L. H. Conklln.
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