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t»"^n^^ T -»jiw »^»- "v.i^i*-** —-~ BASE BALL GOSSIP. CURRENT DOINGS ON AND OFF THE DIAMOND- It b Now Helloved That There l« >'» »..r— The . Un<pl»'«.TroaM«i— d Time taking part with its :teom In twenty- HE .cannon's roar has subsided—per- .haps temporarily, perhaps forever- tor the past fen- days has brought no further news re- |f garding the "new League" that is to be 'run In opposition to the present National League and American Association, and sort of drive It to high grass. The players generally do not take any stock In the story that there is to be a new organization. One player, who was mixed up in the Brotherhood of 1890, Bays; "There have been mutterings amons •ome players for years over the prospect of a new league being formed. And there are some players who wou.d to foolish enough to follow the fortunes of euch an outlaw organization, lust as there are people who go against the game on the electric light outlaw races There la no doubt .that there are a large number of dissatisfied players in the business, for playere become dissatisfied with their managers Just the eame as any other worklngman becomes weary of working for one boss all the time. Still, most of the players have heard the story of what the Brotherhood was, and its consequences, and they would be leery la joining hands with'another wild-cat scheme. 1 know that In 1894 there was a scheme on foot to organize an opposition league, anfl things were getting on. more swimmingly and had progressed .further than was known. Premature publication spoiled that enterprise. So far as I am -concerned, I want no more wars In mine." Let no one be frightened ana take to the wooda on account ot the report ecnt out from New York about the latest war In base ball circke. These reports break "out at Intervals on the ellghtest -provocation; they please some, nmuse others, and are harmless. Tho attempt to ring the minor leagues Into It shows that the promoters of the ECheme do not. know the men back of the so-called minors/ Th» t'roplre'i Tronlilei. Thomas Lynch, who was never given ' to talking, unbosomed himself to a "Chicago News" man the other day, and explained -why acting as master o! ceremonies and referee at a ball game Isn't as pleasant as eating ice cream -with a pretty girl. After warm- lug ;o his subje'ct, Mr. Lynch, said: ' -just one'point Td like to impress- an umpire Is the hardest-wo'rited man In the' game, barring,' possibly, the pitchers. The players come in and sit on the .bench while waiting their turn at the bat. The umpire can't sit down —he -has to.bo right there, on his feet, with -his voice 'in action all the time. No wonder he gets tired and his eyes get full of dust and perspiration and mistakes come thick and fast. Look at It In a mathematical way, as well. Jn an average'game an umpire will have to decide'on perhaps two hundred or more balls and strikes—no wonder that he gets a few of them too far .in or out to suit the tatter or. pitcher, as Ihe caee may .be He will have about twenty-five decisions to make on first, and perhaps as many more around the blher'bases: So'that he'has, In all, 860 decisions to make. If he is wrong In .three of : the 250 the crowd .roasts him •atagely.' : -"Yet how 'many ball playere will accept 250 chance* and make only three errors,?" •••-• •"'- '"' ' To all;-of which reasonable people w,ill agree. And then straightway they will go to a, game and,;clamor for the umpire's blood on the wry first decl- thrce championship contests, and ing tenth in the official batting averages of the major League for that year. He was tried at short stop on the St. Louie team, but did not -make a sue-cess there; then he was placed in the outfield, -but was not very fortunate as a fielder. Having been Injured while. at St. Louis, Bannon determined not to play any more that year, and so made his way home in the East. On October 3 1S93 he signed with the Bostons for fn-e season of 1894', and has been with that club ever since.- He Is not a spe- ciolly brilliant fielder, but Is a hard hitter and thrower and a clever base runner. . : : .. . Old Tln>» I'liclMM. ••John Clarkson, in bis prime, was a dazzling winner. He pitched. on a reverse system from Tim Keefe. Tim believed- In getting. .batters out of the way on strikes and not In trusting the field too much. In those days of short- range .pitching, Tim would roll up ten strike-outs to a game, but John would have only two or three. .John thought It too hard on the arm to pitch strikeout ball, and went on the principle that eight other men were paid to eaten what might be hit at them. And he won his games. So did Keefe, and the records of the two will show that there was little difference In their glory John had curves, speed, a noble head and yet lasted only about eight years, He left a name in baseball, however, vhlch will never.be forgotten "Keefe and .Clarkson were models ol grace-pictures for a -painter-when twirling, Nowadays there Is very little posing. Any painter would have gone wild in the old days over the grace of Keefe. Clarkson or Muliane. Look at'thnt fellow W'ilsoa out there and judge if he wouldn't be enough to make a painter get out In the woods and draw ccrws. He stands in a hideous position, -his arms are long and skinny, hla hands are oversized, his figure is like a lath. In hie street clothes the man is good-looking, but it will be years before be will fall Into the graceful attitude of the old-time boxmeo.' Ontfltlder llulmel. James W. Holmes, the little outfielder of the Louisville team, of th« THEATRICAL GOSSIP. 9AV1NQ3 AND DOINGS OF THE PLAYERFOLK. French Stage IKmntlo All the Rage— Parli Public Ii rlcHle—The Kendall .Ma* Belorn lor More American 'Dalian. .' ••_____ HE French stage has always been noted for the remarkable beauty and talent of its actresses, and perhaps at no time In its history has.this been more true than at the present day. , • Beauty Is essential, to an-actress, more perhaps than to women In any other walk of life. It does not in itseK insure success on the stage, but it contributes largely to that much-desired end. No woman entirely devoid of good looks can hope to attract the public favor, unless, Indeed, she possesses that divine spark-called genius, which often enables a positively plain woman to appear actually beautiful. DUBB is a homely woman, at times ghe is downright ugly. Her features are coarse and heavy, her mouth Is large, and she Is dowdy and ungraceful in appearance.' Yet he who saw her in "Camlllc," as she sits at Armand's feet listening with rapt expression to the love that Is to redeem her, will not be unwilling to say that at that moment she appeared positively beautiful. But, alas! genius is vouchsafed to the elect only, and those less fortunate women who have It not have to rely more on their personal appearance than on their histrionic talent. The average actress Is perfectly conscious of this and seeks by every means In her power to enhance and preserve the beauty nature may have bestowed upon her In France there are to be found more beautiful women than elsewhere, for the reason the theater in that coun try attracts a greater number of tb< better class of women than it does here. The theater and Its people mon opollze a generous share of the publi' attention, and the keen interest taken by the French public in. the stage, and the extraordinary publicity olven tithe players, have naturally attracts a large number ot ambitious women of good families to adopt the stage a a profession, and often it Is less money they seek before the footlights than a reputation and that elusive goal- Fame. • Farl« Pohllc It Fickle. The Paris public is fickle. It soon tires of Its "favorites. Five years is If you want a 3 minute CREAM FREEZER, A BICYCLE, A A Screen Door, A Window Screen Or anything in the Hardware line at CUT PRICES, this w«k call on 310 Market Street. sion not to their liking., HltMr. . James H: Bannon^the hard-hitting 1 and fast butfldlder of the ^Boston Club, JAMES-H: JrtiYl.CJ'-' •"• •*•"*«".- • ' ' --was born 'May : 5; '1871,-at; Ameabu™ Macs - ; an"ti : lea'raed to play ball at South' 'Orovelane--ln-"that ; State'! His profes: «lon3l-careeri'bega'n'iii--1891, when he was ' engaged-oy Manager" 'Frank vJ, teonard, •ot 'the'Portland:Club,-of the New Egland League, a* a: pitcher.: .He, . proved-a-success; <but was-not 1 retained-. • ci.account.of, the expense/- He-immedi-;.- •tely signed with the Lynn.iJMMi^ Club, : nn,d finished. tie •eoson, there. ,He ' .irai-w^-tte.Electric*, of Lynn, durtMj- "the siimmer.'of-!i8^", aaft'l.beeah; th? • JAMES -,W:' 'HOLMES, National League and American Ajsocla- tloa was-born Jan. 28, 18«9, at Des, Moines, Iowa, aad began bis career on the green diamond with an amateur team of his native place. He. played for several seasons with amateur nines throughout the state of Iowa before accepting' hla- first" professional engage^ ;m'ent' with the Beatrice club, of the Nebraska State league, In 1892; He was a ». member-. of the St.. -Joseph tcam,,of the Western league, , in ; 1893,. .In 189.4 he was. with the ; Des Moines. team,.. of the Western association, taking, part that year in fifty-three championship games: In 189'5 he began ; the' season with the 1 -Des Moines team', and after participating in tbrty'-two championship icontest*,, and ranklng:flfth':in ; the official batting averages' of 'that .organization,. -hie release. ;was .purchased .hy the Louisvine.cliib, of the major league, with which he 'flnlsh'ed the season, taking part with the .latter 'in. thirty-nine championship games' ; and ranking eleventh as' a bat«nan' in the-'-oaclal averages of the' major league. Holmes .has 'been very. : unfortunate 'in being laid up on account of an -injury; for a greater part of: this season. Holmes did some very, clever batting last year; In each of three games he was credited with' makfng 'four (safe 'hits, and In eacit : - 'of four" game's made three safe •hits. '••• In 'only : eigh't of the thirty nine, cha!mpiorish'lp games that he 'partlci-' pated In with the Louisville team last year did he fall to- make a safe hit. During those thirty-nine contests ho played third.; base,, short stop, pitcher, center and,fleht r neld. . • ; , K«port«ri T»rin«- PUyerg. • Ball games are won on the diamond green, and. not In the press .box. It-is so easy to theorize that it isn't a diffl-, cult matter', for 'one glib of tongue. to persuade the people that. he is wisdom personified ; ; the' embodiment' of knowl-' edge, an% thW-on'ly' living authority on the effect 'of 'bu nthlta: Talking with a player of : other i day 'he' said : •" "It's awfulieasy to,' sit" a! hundred feet from the game or so.jand-explain what this,' that-or the othor- player should have .done- under this, that. or the, other! clr: qumstance.', : But,', when . you're on the dtamo'n'dMt'^aittere'nt. -Ybu-.see a ball 'coming towiira *" you, : ' and 1 you've only. tlme' f to '••'• go 1 'att'er r it" '' Perhaps ' It may' taie;a r 'false"-- ! bbund l the ' ; nibjnent it. reachefr.-jyou; •.•Anyway, .'. it vheep's ; you thinking, -and-: thinking ...'bard,- all ; th*' 'tlme f - And whlteiyflu are thtnlclng: yon '' about the length of reign of those it has wooed and crowned. New faces,, new methods come, and the old queens are neglected. Rejane became famous about fl've years ago. They still go to see her but,not as they did formerly, jane Hading/ Mile. Sidley, Rosa Brack-, Mile. Weber/Julia Depoix, Mile. Duhamel, De Marsy, Mile. Bartet, Mile. Brandes,-Mile. Darlaud, and the others —all belong;to the past ' Sarah Bern- bardt,' of course, does not;count.: .She is not taken very seriously nowadays in Paris. ; The provincial people and; the foreigners go to see her.:but -in the eyes of the end ot<the century.Parisian;, she la .vieux jeu.; .Relchemberg, -the , 45- year-old ingenue of .the. Theatre Francais, retains her-popularity, owing no doubt to 1 her. great and incontestable personal charm., ••<-.' DIcBch -EleriOD'l PopoUrlty. i . A few. years; ago; none of the. tresses o£.the ; Francais was more popular than Blanche Plerson, At.that time talent in any direction, do was to invent odd- Her hair; is black and long, and she wore it parted down the middle and hanging down each side In large, festoons like the Madonna.. .She seldom wore a hat, and when »he appeared in my public place this novel head-dress naturally attracted , attention, and so Mile, de Merode became famous. Later the king of the Belgians took a fancy to her, and her fortune was made. But poor Mile. de.Merode has now gone the way .of all Parisian .favorites. She W almost forgotten. . • J«ff«rfon, tb« ,P»lnt«r. . .Joseph Jefferson's fame,,as an actor has wholly overshadowed hifl reputation as a painter, buthis,:interest in,art Is' very keen. 'Some years.ago while be : was at work at an easel a privileged 'young actor of his company took, up the- brush and executed a few strokes on tne canvass.- "You will make a bet- IS FORTY CENTS A MONTH, «OW. ter painter' than ac'tor," Itu 111*11 «"»— -— . she was rightly considered the most beautiful/woman on the French-stage. So beautiful was she, .that the members of a club Jinown as-the blondes' club— an organization of t swellB,each of whom took a solemn oath to love blonde: women only-elected her; their queen. There have been.other, public crazes In Paris, however,, that.jare less easy eran, murAc, T _. , : nristake,';in, neldlibf. ' aj-bajiii the .moment • 'tbat!lt'ti1<!*Vln«;'to» : ,naJid," but he :can^ 'not l pul'l ''• |t' tick. "The 1 'only .thing : 'tb 'do '-'''- jn"'of iSgf'wiUiVW'Holy^.Crtiii v^- -of'Worcester; «&»'.'gaining wnl- dttt renown to : attract-ttie''attention ^ • ^^^ ,„„ _ <* •«"•! m*na««rrpl mmor andjna- '.jfo^vt^ii^artlj.^ I nth«Tthroiiili-iht«l»ck6rofl HOI BUll 1 *!• W»v». .iuo wu4j .bu>u|( w *-v^ '• ^ tb ! play j j^ ; *v«ry^minirt8;ran'd ttOt; ilift''i 'nilsliitO'ylJtnrD'~ycKit ik /Forj^t'it'&•!•" .1 . 'I ' j. _ ._.!&._ »n n '. 4*' VIA.* *•-—--—•• »• •¥»«ttlTl'i»T '• ,, ... . ' ; ; MLLE:-SIDLET, . . to-account for, A;. : year .ago;, all Paris went wild, over a,-young..woman ; who had attracted attention by wearing her •hair in .an odd and;origlnal style, I >re r -lei:to.MUe. d«. Merode, whose portraits ..bowing-;, thiBV queer.,, attire .have been- .spread, ,.Droaaca«ti ; .,oyer : the cwprld.- '-Thew J.WBB nothing-, ,..ln stid the vet- tlUL^J* l,*»»~w — ---- r , erau, as" he .surveyed the result:- The young man took: the .ofl.hand advice. went to Paris to study, and Is now a well-known New York artist. ,'TJW C«l» ofb'BtlW. . Although .O'Brien is. one of the few good hitters on the Louisville- team, and apparently can.put up .as good second base as any man In the country, yet he w&s unpopular. In 'Louisville, and there will be few regrets at his departure, '•' writes a Louisville ' correspondent. Just why. this is so. I have neve'r been able. to .understand, as he was: always a gentlemanly, player, on and off. the field and seemed to try hard .tut he ^never had the sympathy of the.crowd and seemed lo.realli: it and feltthat he had been 'here too long It Is believed he will strengthen the Senators. Last year he : played good ball For some time- past the man agem'ent:has-'h-ad- good: reason:. to. be lieve that .there-were two factions .in the team -and nnally,,decided to get »* ofthe faction of which. O'Brien it Is al leged was a member, and It is believed that more 'players will : be released O'Brlen'was a great' friend of ex-Man ager'McCloskcy, aLOt. has not appearei to. be in.,Ti'armony..w<tb the new ordc of thing8,'.and apparently did^not ,rel ish-the >idea. ot being .relieved; of th team.' captaincy. .It- i« ..believed th .change .will 'have a. good,-effect -on, th team'.';";. " ,' ' : .'.... : .;..; ...U •:'•_ • rode,,;. She., 4. plain;,. ^ and her She , .. .Jrpuanw^imiier face ldan«er; v al^ej^P«fia;Ho»|« ._...,. .. . ,. ; 2:06, -; rapidly, im -new- , pnrves she' will be a'Very;weak wbatl .htlnaW tute gtbut-hearted.Nlghtlnga ; ; row,.,. i-HUi-the. other day,/von : yby:ihe,iM>M deen mare, Kentucky Unlon (fi ln,2;0ft% : ter-Mctoee 2:20 THE CITY. 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