UPPER u rc' 1 * BALL GOSSIP, MQ1N1S8; ALGONi, IOWA WtlPK^SBAY APBtL ftflfiNT NEWS AND OF THE GAME. NOTES Mourned—Veteran Manifier'g Causes Sorrow In Base Ball Circlet — Ditty Bali fraying — flow Srrartttood Was Fat Oat of Business. handling, but he was not fe-engaged. Mr. McGunnigle organized the Providence polo club in the fall of 1892, and for two years managed the team. In the fall of 1893 he organized the Pawtucket team, later selling out his interest. "Billy" McGunnigle was known as a big hearted, whole-souled and genial fellow, who had hosts of friends all over the country and hundreds of sporting men the country over will mourn his demise. He leaves a family OF fHl WHEEL, M ATTERS OF iNtfiRESt t5 DEVOTEES OF THE BICYCLE. Datet Set for th* BI* Meet ttonal Meet Cortvefces at Montreal, Aujtnst 7—league Bte«t Opens the Week Following—Recent Intention* GQV. PINGREEON IHUSIS. er. Dirty Ball Playing. It Was a bit of dirty ball playing that >tit Umpire Ed Swartwood out of the ahd many a player has gone the , me road to baseball oblivion before %'fand since then. In 1892 Swartwood, jf''/- j who was a terrific hitter, was playing 7 ? with Pittsburg. Ohe day in a game with St. Louis, "Drummer Boy" Pinkney, who was playing third base for the Browns, gave him the foot while he was turning third after making a long hit. Swartwood fell and dislocated his shoulder, and never has been able to throw a ball since then. "A player who will deliberately injure a fellow player and take a chance of putting him out of the game for life, and really take the bread and butter out of his mouth, is not fit to be a , • plever," remarked Swartwood. "Pinkney put me out of the business by a dirty trick. It did not benefit him, ;, but it put me out of the business. It ; may be cruel, but I am glad to say that he has not had a moment's luck since then. Everything has been breaking bad for him, and I don't regret it. I tried to play in '93 with Providence, but I could not throw and I finally quit In disgust one day. That ; day the regular umpire did not put in his appearance, and Tom Burns, now with Chicago, who was then managing the Springfield team, insisted that I >*'" umpire the game. I went In, and I have been umpiring ever shice then." "Do you think you could still hit?" some one asked. "Yes, I think I can. ; I have not had a bat In my hands for three years. One day Jack Chapman, -.'.' who managed the Syracuse Stars, played an exhibition game in one of the neighboring towns and he invited me to go along. On the way there he kidded me about growing old and all that sort of thing, and made the remark that I would not be able to lilt a barn with a bat. I took him up, put on a uniform and went into the game. The first time up I made a home run, and out of five times at bat I got four hits. Since then I have not touched a bat. But for Pinkney I would be playing ball today." Swartwood was a member of the Akron (O.) team in 1882 with Bid McPhee, and he came very near coming to Cincinnati when Bid did. nioGnnnlglc Mourned. William H. McGunnigle, who died recently in Brockton, was born in Boston forty-two years ago. He first played ball with the Howland Juniors of Brockton. The team was in the Massachusetts league. In 1875 he went to Fall River and remained there three years, pitching, catching, and playing about every position on the diamond during the season. In 1878 and until 1880 he was with Buffalo as pitcher and catcher. He went to Saginaw, Mich., in 1883, and played right field and pitched some, beside captaining the team. In 1884 he was with the Bay City team of the Northwestern League, and caught to the pitching of John Clarkson. In 1885 "Mac" played in Brockton as captain and manager, and the team won the new England League championship, through a curious vote of the league awarded the He also played Good Racing Prospects. Dealers in bicycles can as a rule not „„„...„ „«— - y°« n e afford to dip deeply into the game of right fielder of the Louisville club, was cycle racing. With their natural inborn in Evansvllle. Ind., about twenty- | stlnct for the sport still alive, though latent and subdued through the exactions of business, attention to racing Is likely to get the upper hand with most cycle traders to the prejudice of business interests, if indulged In the whole-souled manner of bygone days. Still there Is a certain degree of faml- , „ , , liarlty with racing events which cus- Ind. In 1894 Dexter attended the Uni- tomerg expect Q( the dealel . ( and there versity of the South, at Sewauee, jg & stlmulus to trade in raclng.whlch Tenn., and was the crack catcher of Its purchased too dearly, team. It was here that Dexter com- butywhlchyif tnePpopu iar interest In it menced to attract attention as a catch- I DUl wnicn > u inL 1JU1J Up to this time he had scarcely Strong Right Fielder. Charlie Dexter, the brilliant four years ago. He began his baseball career at an early age, becoming a member of the Cooks, Evansville's famous semi-professional team, in 1889. He continued with this club until 1894, with the exception of occasional games which he played as a member of the team of Cannellton, elgn racing men to this country at reduced prices. The object 18 to bring the men to this country at least a month previous to the holding of the meets to give them an opportunity to learn the ways of the American racing man In competition, as well as ^^ ^ give them an opportunity of becoming er^UttloiThall attracted an immens* acclimated. Were It not for this ape-1 gathering Friday night. Gov. Plhgre* eial circuit the men would have to spoke> f rom manuscript, in pari as fot leave their native country some time i ows . before the holding of the meets, in or- -There is no more important prob- der to become acclimated and waste lem Before the people today than th« much unprofitable time In training. | trus j. and wna t to do with it. Is It a Bpeakt to & Big Audience at Coopel Colon Halt In New York. New York, April 1?.—The announce- 7. Hazen S. Pingree oi to speak under the aus- People's institute at Coop- I Old Gentleman (to convict)—"What ! 5s the most objectionable featiire yon find in prison life* my clear friend?' Convict— '"Visitors/; _ Swallowed His JFftis* Teeth. A man recently swallowed Ms false teeth and it (trove him mftcl Stomachs will stand a great deal, \ml not everything. If vonfs is wealt t ry H<5s- tetter's Stomach Bitters. It Cure* stomach trdubles, as well as malaria This will certainly have a tendency to menace to our commercial institutions! caught a game in his life, devoting all his attention to playing the outfield is genuine and spontaneous, is not to despised. For the coming season • • • rac- throwing. When the college closed, in June of that year, he went to Clarks- vllle, Tenn., where he filled out the season with the club of tljat place. In 1895 Dexter was with the Evansville team, of the Southern League, where his playing attracted the attention of Manager McCloskey of the Louisville club, who signed him for the colonels. His career with the colonels is well pennant to Lawrence, in Brockton in 1886. ' The following year he went to Lowell as manager and captain and won the pennant. The next year "Mac . got into a bigger league, and managed the Brooklyn team in the American Association, and his club came in second He remained there in 1889 and landed his team first. Then, in 1890, the club went into the National League and won the pennant. In 1891 McGunnigle was granted a franchise for Providence in the East ern League, and it was through his efforts that professional baseball was reestablished in that city. He planned the grounds at Adelaide park, and su- CHARLIE DEXTER. known. Dexter is one of the intelligent class of players, aud is destined to become one of the greatest players on the diamond. He is a player on the Mike Kelly order—always in the game—aud besides being a fine fielder and excellent hitter is one of the best base runners in the National League. A. A. U. Drops Base Bull. Baseball has been dropped from the list of sports over which the Amateur Athletic Union has jurisdiction. This departure is officially announced in the handbook of the organization just published. In giving the list of sports claimed by the union, baseball is omitted and three others inserted instead. Judisdiction over billiards, boxing and tug-of-war will hereafter be claimed. Football Is not mentioned, and it is likely that in the future the Union will steer clear of this sport. Its fight against the colleges last year almost broke up the organization, and they are not likely soon to repeat the experiment. It has been known for some time that the A. A. U. was bent on letting go of baseball. It was supposed that it kept track of the college players, but the methods employed were distasteful to the colleges and collisions were frequent, and finally the colleges refused to recognize the rulings of the A. A. U. Several influential members of the A. A. U. have strenuously opposed the step in including boxing. It is not likely that the Union will long be able ing. The L. A. W. and the N. C. A. are both in the field, and, while It is difficulty to say at the present moment whether the latter organization will succeed in enlisting popular support, It seems a reasonable surmise that It will at least stimulate the larger and older body to more active work. Competition in racing matters should prove a healthier factor than in trade. Mechanical pacing and the rivalry between bevel-gear, roller-gear and chain bicycles also combine to add features of novelty and Interest to racing which have been lacking of late, and It can hardly fall that the powers which make the mare go will also exert their Influence in a quiet way to prove which of the three constructions should carry the laurel wreath for speed. A little time spent by bicycle dealers to keep abreast of the situation may prove a profitable Investment. Outlaws to Be Barred. The fixture of dates has given fresh impetus to Canadian interest, and the Montreal and Boston committees will work together from now on. attract the foreigners, and there is every reason to believe that this year America will see more foreign racing men of ability than she has since the early '80's. To Keep Track of Dendbeats. At a recent meeting of the organized Boston cycle tradesmen It was decided to revive the system of notifying all members of undesirable credit customers. When the Information bureau was in operation before the names of 157 delinquents were sent out to all the members. Over 100 stolen bicycles with full descriptions had also been reported to them. The collection department had also proved effective In many Instances when members had been unable to get bills paid through the usual efforts. The secretary of the local board of trade has asked all members to begin sending In names of delinquent customers, and said that the annual dues had been reduced from $12 to $3 a year. An Automatic Too Clip. The most recent toe clip of the self- adjusting kind Is illustrated herewith. The clip comprises two curved sections which are hinged together by the bolt that attaches them to the front side plate of the pedal. Extensions on the Inner ends of the clip sections cross each other and are curved to rise above the tread of the pedal plate. Thus Does It Imperil our national life and character? Should it be made a legal outlaw or merely be regulated by lawl "The trust creates conditions more Berlous than any our people have evei faced, slavery and secession alone excepted. It is fraught with more consequences to the nation than the ques tion of expansion and foreign policy arising out of the recent Spanish- American war. "Harsh as It may sound, the trust will divide the people of this country Into sharply defined classes, masters and slaves. Not the least of the benefits to come from the destruction ol jthe trust will be the purifying to a (great degree of our legislative bodies, I believe that the trust problem should not be made the football of politicians and political parties. I think all parties should make common war against it. "I believe that government and municipal ownership and operation of railroad, street railway, gas, electric light, water and other public utilities will help solve the problems which arise from the encroachments of corporate capital. I would not have pubic ownership extend to anything else jecause we. cannot afford to discourage or stifle private enterprise." The riders under suspension by the L. A. W will either have to make then- standing good with the L. A. W. or refrain from participating in any Canadian race meets. Many projects are being considered in connection with the holding of the League meet in Boston, Aug. 14 to 19. The officers and members of the Boston 99 Meet Club have for a number of weeks been working hard on the preliminaries of the great meet, with the determination of making it second to none ever held iby the American wheelmen. During the month of August representative racing men of Great Britain, France, and in fact, all European countries, will' be here to compete in the inter- ; natlonal contests to be held at Montreal. when the rider's foot is placed upon the pedal It will press the extensions down ward and raise the outer arms of th clip till they inclose the foot. A ligh coil spring Is- secured between th lower portions of the two arms BO a to keep the clip open for the insertion of the foot and projections on the arms in conjunction with the lug on the washer which is interposed between the clip and the pedal keep the arms from dropping too low when the rider's foot is off the pedal. BASEBALL SEASON OPENS, Chicago and Philadelphia Tennis \V1 tho First Games. •fhe National league baseball season has begun and Chicago won its first game from Louisville. Down in Philadelphia tho second of the premature games was played, and Quakers won from Senators G to 5. For one day, II never again, Chicago and Philadelphio stand at the head of the average col-, umn with 1,000 per cent. Chicago, Louisville, Philadelphia and Washington—these were the pre- 'cursors yesterday of the opening of the season, which legitimately begins today. Yesterday's scores:At Louisville- Chicago 14112321 0—15 Louisville 100000000—1 At Philadelphia- Philadelphia .. ..00003210 *—0 Washington 02001110 0—5 Games today: Chicago at Louisville, Pittsburg at Cincinnati, Cleveland at St. Louis, New York at Baltimore, Boston at Brooklyn, Washington at Philadelphia, fcnct fever and ague. It is strongly recommended at this season of tho year. All druggists keep it. Our mistakes contribute much to the wisdom of others. The pay days of those who work for love is uncertain. "Laugh Out, Oh> Murmuring Spring", It is'the time to faugh, the year's fresh prime. Sensible people noiv do the same that Nature does—aim to be purified, and for the same reasons. They use that marvelous blood purifier, Hood's Sarsaparilla, that never disappoints. Its work and worth are known world wide as a household medicine. '.' Catarrh-" Disagreeable cnlarrhal droppings in my throat made me nervous and dizzy. My liver was torpid. Hood's Sar- aapfirtlla corrected both troubles. My health is very good." MRS. ELVIRA J. BMILBY, 202 Main St., Auburn, Maine. i Eruptions-"! spent hundreds of dollars to cure eruptions on my right log without permanent good, Six bottles of Hood's Barsaparllla completely cured me. I am very grateful." HERMAN BABTLETT, 462, Ninth Ave., New York City. A8thma-"I was troubled with asthma for many years, being worse spring and fall. No medicine availed until I took Hood s Sarsaparllla which completely cured me. Many others heard of ray euro and they use Hood's." C. L. RHODES, Etna, Ohio. Hood's rilli euro liYerlHi;thonon-irrltatlng«nd onlT cathartic to tnke with lldoir« Surimparlllft.. WILLIAM M'GUNNIGLE. perintended their construction, and for the money available put up a splendid park. He got together a fairly strong team and the club drew well, but as the league drew money from the city to recover the ?3,000 advanced for the building of the grounds about as fast as It came in, leaving the players short, Mr. McGunnigle refused to be a party to the scheme, and an offer coming from Pittsburg in the middle of the season to manage that team, he threw up the Providence engagement and went to the Smoky City and'pulled the Pirates up from the bottom to the fifth place. In 1892 he was again in Brockton. When he took hold in the middle of the season the club was at the foot of the New England League race. With. "Mac's" advent twelve straight games •were won. and the club was soon at the top. In 1893 lie was in Lowell. In went to Louisville and the improvement under bis to keep track of the game, and the same practically attaches to billiards. The betting feature which has been countenanced at the recent billiard tournaments has brought the A. A. U, into disrepute. Reporter Is to Piny. Claude McFarlan, the Louisville boy, who has been associate baseball editor of the Evening Post of that city since the close of the Atlantic League season, will join the New York League team and will play in the outfield for Andy Freedman's aggregation. Last season "Mac" played with Norfolk, the team he has been with for three seasons. New York has been dickering for him a long while, but he could not get'away from Norfolk. "Mack" comes of a family of ball players. He Is a brother of Dan McFarlan, the former pitcher of the Colonels, who will pitch for Baltimore, and Horace McFarlan, formerly an umpire. McFarlan is a fast fielder, a hard hitter, Is quick on bases and has a cool head. He has lived in Louisville all his life, and has a host of friends who rejoice at his good fortune. tarry McKeon's Sad Plight. Capt. John A. McPhee is the only Red who wore a Cincinnati uniform when Larry McKeon pitched for the team, with Jim ICeenan as his backstop. McKeon was sent to the Indianapolis workhouse last week—a virtual vagrant. There are people who think that McKeon was a victim of injudicious spring training. The last year he was a Red, Gus Schmelz was in charge and he put the team through a Why Kiports to Australia Decreased The returns for American machines imported into Australia have greatly •fallen off during the last few months, land Imports for one month towards 'the end of 1898 being $20,000, as against $75,000 for the corresponding month of 1897 This decrease Is principally traceable to the fact that the American market was used as an American dumping ground for cheap-grade machines, with the result that the Australian cycling community has had such a lesson that it will be a long time before the best chines will be able ground lost through the short sighted policy adopted by many American manufacturers when introducing their cycles into this country.—Australian Cyclist. Frame Stamped from Sheet Steel. A United States patent has been granted to John MacKenzie of Middles- borough, England, on his stamped bicycle frame previously patented in Jiurope. The frame, is made from two steel metal stampings, each representing a one-half section of the finished American ma- to recover the Dntes Set for the Biff Meet. Last fall when the International Cyclists' Association awarded Canada the world's meet for 1899, a strong committee was organized in Montreal, which immediately set to work to de-, vise means of defraying the expenses of promoting the meet, but the refusal of Canadian manufacturers to take part in the cycle show seemed to have smother their enthusiasm and very little was done during the past fewj months. But hustling President Por-; ter, of the Boston meet committee, visited Montreal last week 'by appointment to meet President T. A. Beament, and the local committee of the C. W. A. for the purpose of deciding on the date for the international meet, and after a very harmonious conference it was definitely decided to hold the big meet during the week beginning Aug. 7, and the L. A. W. meet at Boston tlhe following week. Mulletoa Tnnu Is Not the Mnn. London, April 15.—R. W. Thompson, secretary of the London Missionary society, referring to a statement of tho Berlin correspondent of the Times that Malietoa Tanu is described as the candidate of the London Missionary society, "at whose station Chief Justicu Chambers was a guest for many months," said to a representative ol the Associated Press: "We emphatically deny that Malietoa Tanu Is tha candidate of the London Missionary society." , Last year in twenty-four cities of the United States 8,814 divorces were asked for and 0,000 were granted. Are You UslnR Alleu'* Foot-ICnse? It is the only cure for Swollen, Smarting, Burning, Sweating Feet, Corns and Bunions. Ask for Aliens Foot-Ease, a powder to be shaken into the shoes. At all Druggists and Shoe Stores, 25c. Sample sent FREE. Address, Allen 3. Olmsted, LeRoy, N. Y. If you have Icrned to "know thyself" then you are not apt to give thyself away. __ Worth TrjloR. v . A farmer recently wrote his name and postofflce address on a postal card and addressed it simply to "Deering, Chicago." By return mail ho received from the Deering Harvester Company a catalogue with over 100 fine halftone Illustrations, containing a picture of the largest factory in America, a "twine booklet" on the subject of binder twine, a copy of the Deering Farm Journal, and a personal letter- all for a postal card. Try It. W. N. U. Des Moines. No. 16.—1899. OR," KAY'S LUNG BALM &« Bases on Balls. Billy Hamilton, of the Bostons, gets his base on balls about as often as any player in the business. Now, it isn't all chance that gives Hamilton his base, so often, and he isn't any harder to pitch to than league batsmen, lose their bearings simply because it is Hamilton and keep the ball off the plate. The truth of the matter is that, Hamilton has a habit of knocking off; the good ones go. a great many other The pitchers don't, ones and He does leaving the bad it nicely. It is against the rule to bunt up a ball. Hamilton, however, does it in a way : that you can not call him down. He cuts loose at the ball as. if he were trying to make a hit, but always takes care to either push It to the outside or: swing around with it until it lights foul on the other side. When Bill has the pitcher in the hole and is looking for his base he can make a whole lot of' fouls. Miko Kelly, Yank Robinson; Arlie.Latham, Fred Dunlap and other old timers used to do the same thing. Government Sues to Recover. Los Angeles, Gal., April 15—Tha government through its special attorr Siey here has brought suit in the Unit-; 'pd States circuit court to recover the purchase price of about 30,000 acres ol land sold by the Southern Pacific com-, nany to settlers, and according to a re< pent discussion, belonging to the public flomain and not to the railroad company at the time of the sale. Funds for St. Louis' BlK Fair. St. Louis, Mo., April 15.—Concurrent resolutions to provide for constitutional amendments authorizing an appropriation of $1,000,000 for a state exhibit at the St. Louis world's fair and giving the city of St. Louis the power to increase its bonded Indebtedness $5,000,000, which Is to be turned into the pxposition fund, were today introduced In both houses of legislature at Jeffer pon City. WILL SOLVE THE PROBLEM. It is Absolutely Pure, Try it II; Speaks Forll«ell.JfourJrocerJ(6M«Jt ; Your name on a postal card will get you Spafding'8 Handsomely Illustrated Catalogue of Sports 72 Pages/with nearly 400 Illustrations A. O. SPAUDINO & BROS. * New York phicaafo Denver headaches, etc. GUARANTEED I to cure dyspoiislu,00n» rey diseases, blhouanen At UriiBBists, 25u and $1.IK). preliminary course of calisthenlc sprouts, They "skinned the cat" at the gym, ran foot races, vaulted the stuffed horse, swung on the horizontal bars and leaped through space on the flying rings. McKeoii twisted his twirling muscles during these exercises and was never thereafter of much consequence ia a twirling sense. The sections join tightly together at the seat mast, upper frame rail and steering head and are here fastened either by riveting, clinching or brazing. Along the lower reach the two sections do not engage each other, but are spread to receive the crank bracket between them. The rear portions are also left a short distance apart to form the rear stays and forks. The lower frame reach and the rear forks and stays are thus semicircular in cross section. Special Circuit for Foreigner. The authorities of Montreal and Boston have practically agreed upon the establishment of a circuit of races in which the foreign racing men can compete for good prizes previous to the final contests at Montreal and Boston. A European steamship line, having terminals at both Boston and Montreal, has agreed to briag the for- Thompson Refuges, In distributing his contracts Col. Alger Refuses to Resign, Washington, April 17—Secretary Alger put an effective quietus on the per- elstent reports that he contemplated retirement from the cabinet by a positive and unequivocal statement that the reports were absolutely without foundation and that until some unforeseen and unlooked-for contingency arises he proposes to remain secretary pf war throughout this administration, Fatal I'ralrle Fire. Omaha, Neb., April'15.—A prairie flre in Greely county resulted in the destruction of a large amount of prop- prty and the fatal burning of J. J. Lep- Ciiturrli Cannot be Cured with LOCAL APPLICATIONS, as they cannot reach the seat of tho disease. Catarrh is a blood or coustitutionnl disease, and in order to euro it you must take internal remedies. Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally, and acts directly on the blood and mucous surfaces. HaU'sCataiTtt Cure is not n quack medioiuo. It wis pve. . scribed by one of the-best , physicians in tluai country for years, and is a regular.. l>re- It is composed of the best tonics country Boription Rogers of the Philadelphia Club by no per and hj s Bon o f Brayton. A high means overlooked the old Quaker outfielder, Sam Thompson. Last year Thompson accepted a slash in bis sal-, ary, reported, and after playing a few games retired for the season. The ; contract he received from Col. Rogers, recently will be mailed back without, his signature. It called for a big cut; In his salary. Thompson does not give' out the amount offered, but says that a letter which accompanied the docu-! ment stated that while the salary offered was low there were conditions attached -which might interest him. The conditions were that if Thompson played first-class ball and lasted through fhe season the Philadelphia manager -would at the end of the season present him with a check which would brins his salary up to the present league limit. 12,400. jSam kicks. , S • wind was blowing and rendered futile the efforts to stop the fire, which burned over a large tract. Several farm buildings were destroyed, bUI 1UUIUl* t ••• v *•* ijv***t*wu*»** *- — -.-.— kuown, combined with tho best blood pur- iftovs, acting directly ou the mucous sup? faces. The p^rfact combination of the two ingredients is what produces such won-- derfnl results in curiug cuturrh. Seudfov testimonials, free. „,,,/-» F. J. CHENEY & CO.,Props.,Toledp, Q. Sold by druggists, price 75c. Hull's Family Pills are the boat. If a woman is pretty she can safely insist ou her own imperfections. Eight Men Are on Trial, Charleston, S, C., April 17.- -Tlie prosecution rested in the Lake City lynching case Friday, after withdrawing the indictment against three of the defendants against whom no evidence was presented. on trial. This leaves eight men Balzer's ^ee«l Corn, Poes your seed cow test, Bro. Balzer's does— it's northern grown, early aud good for 80 to 150 bu. per ftqre 1 ^epd thi» notice and IBo lor 8 corn samples an<J low prices to John A. Balsser Seed Co,, lift Qrosse, Wis. _ __ _ [w,n-l i There are" more tbau 40,000 mud. cabins ia Ireland which a single room- Mrs. Vfliwlow'a BootblttS teatbloK, BQttanattoegu Resume Work FendluK Arbitration. St. Louis, Mo,, April 15.—The striking Mount Olive and Staunton, 111., coal 'miners resumed work pen,d,|Ug AVWtrft* tip* meetings at OUlcao|i|| JW, -'• ' lOf The color of truth depends eyes looking at it, __ _ Pally Fauer fut ¥e«r.
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