April 17, 2003

THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE. 38

THE WESTERN SPORTING AUTHORITY.

THE SUNDAY EDITION OF THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE and the DAILY EDITION
throughout the playing season of 1889, will be found, as heretofore,
indispensable to those who desire accurate, reliable and comprehensive
base ball records and reports.

Every club and club-room should keep THE SUNDAY TRIBUNE on file.

THE TURF DEPARTMENT

Of THE TRIBUNE is universally admitted to be without an equal, and during
1889 it will be still further improved. Special telegraphic reports of the
principal running and trotting meetings will be furnished, and particular
attention be given to the performances of the American horses in England.

In other departments of sport THE TRIBUNE will maintain the superiorly it
has so long enjoyed.

SUNDAY EDITION, 24 Pages, per year, $2.00
DAILY TRIBUNE, including Sunday, 8.00

Address

THE TRIBUNE,

CHICAGO, ILL.

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TREMONT HOUSE,

CHICAGO.

The Proprietors of the Tremont would respectfully solicit the patronage
of the League and other traveling Base Ball Clubs, for the season of 1889.
We offer a special rate of


$2.50 Per Day,

And refer to all the League Clubs who have made their home with us, also
to Messrs. A. G. Spalding & Bros., 108 Madison St.

JOHN A. RICE & CO.

M. VAN S. RICE, Manager


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[Illustration: Celebrate Spalding's Baseballs]

Each of following styles are put up in separate box, and sealed.

To Clubs.
Each. Per doz.
No. 1. SPALDING'S LEAGUE BALL, as adopted by the National
League; the finest ball made $1.50 $15.00
No. 1A. SPALDING'S ASSOCIATION BALL 1.25 13.00
No. 1B SPALDING'S BOY'S LEAGUE BALL, a first class ball
for boys, made like our League Ball 1.00 11.00
No. 2. SPALDING'S PROFESSIONAL DEAD BALL, white. The best
dead ball ever made 1.00 11.00
No. 3. SPALDING'S AMATEUR DEAD BALL, white. Especially
adapted for school nines, and for practice .75 8.50
No. 3R. SPALDING'S AMATEUR DEAD BALL, red .75 8.50
No. XX SPALDING'S AMATEUR LIVELY BALL, white. A first-
class lively ball .75 8.50

All above balls are fully warranted.

FINE HORSEHIDE COVER 50-CENT BALLS.
No. 5. SPALDING'S KING OF THE DIAMOND, white. Horsehide
cover, regulation size 50 5.00
No. 5B. SPALDING'S BOY'S PROFESSIONAL BALL, white
Horsehide cover, junior size ball .50 5.00

HORSEHIDE COYER 25-CENT BILLS.
No. 7. SPALDING'S BOY'S FAVORITE. Regulation size and
weight. Horsehide cover .25 2.75
No. 7B. SPALDING'S LEAGUE JUNIOR. Horsehide cover, junior
size .25 2.75

REGULATION SIZE 20-CENT BALLS.
No. 8. SPALDING'S EUREKA BALL, white. Regulation size and
weight .20 2.00
No. 9. SPALDING'S RATTLER BALL, white. Nearly regulation
size .10 1.00
No. 9B. SPALDING'S BOY'S DEAD. An 8-inch ball for boys .10 1.00


THE BOSS JUVENILE 5-CENT BALL.
No. 10. SPALDING'S BOSS BALL, large size, 5 cent ball,
best in the market 50 .50

If you cannot obtain these balls of your local dealer send the price for
sample ball and we will mail free of all charges.

SPALDING'S TRADE-MARKED BATS.

Spalding's Trade-Marked bats were first introduced in 1877, and they have
gradually grown in popularity until now they are used almost exclusively
by all prominent professional and amateur players.

The demand for different styles and lengths of bats has changed as the
batting and pitching rules have changed. Our models have changed so from
year to year that bats of the present are very different from those of a
few years since. We have adopted an entirely new set of models for 1889,
and each crate of our trade-marked bats has four different models and as
many different lengths.

All timber used in these bats is allowed to season from one to two years
before being turned, and the result is we are enabled to make much lighter
and stronger bats than when timber is hastily "kiln-dried," as done by all
manufacturers of cheap goods.

Bach bat is turned by hand, and when found to answer all the requirements
as to shape, size, weight and soundness, the trade-mark is stained on each
bat to insure its genuineness. Each and every one of our trade marked
bats, after it is completed, is carefully weighed, and the weight in
ounces stamped under the trade-mark.

The success and popularity of these bats, which is due to the great care
taken in their manufacture, has brought out many cheap imitations, and we
would caution the trade to see that the Spalding trade-mark is stamped on
each bat. The special attention of professional players is called to our
new "Wagon Tongue Brand" No. 3-0 Bat.

PRICES.
To Clubs
Each. Per
doz.
No. 3-0. SPALDING'S SPECIAL BLACK END "WAGON TONGUE" BAT.
This is a new special quality Bat, selected and
manufactured with more care than any bat made.
Nothing but the very best clear second growth
thoroughly seasoned ash is used. The bats are
turned to special models as used by the leading
League batters. _Oriental Finish_, which is
very durable, and gives a pleasant firm hold for
the hands. Each bat carefully weighed, and trade-
marked, and inclosed in a strong paper bag $1.00 10.00
No. 2-0. SPALDING'S SPECIAL BLACK BAND LEAGUE BAT, made out
of the choicest selected second growth white ash.
Each bat is carefully weighed and the weight in
ounces stamped under the Trade-mark; they are
lathe polished and finished in the highest
possible manner, and we guarantee it to be
superior to any bat made by other manufacturers.
Granulated handle, incased in a strong paper bag. .75 7.50
No. 0.- SPALDING'S BLACK BAND LEAGUE BAT, made from
selected straight grained white ash; highly
polished. Each bat incased in strong paper bag;
and the weight stamped under trade-mark. .50 5.50
No. 1. SPALDING'S TRADE-MARKED ASH BAT, made on four
different models; finished with three coats of
best shellac, and lathe polished. Each bat has the
weight stamped under Trade-mark. .25 3.00