The Empires, our champions, will play the Lone Stars at the Ball Park this afternoon, and base ballists say that we will have a good game, the Empire men being confident and ready to cross bats with our Southern friends.
The Lone Stars are the champions of Louisiana - now on their first annual tour - reached St. Louis Thursday night and are stopping at the Everett House, the guests of the Empire B.B.C. They left New Orleans Tuesday, the 19th inst., and played the first game of the tour at Memphis, Tennessee, July 21st, with the Bluff city club, winning by the handsome score of 54 to 12.
To-morrow they will engage the Unions and Tuesday morning they will leave for Chicago, stopping to play at Springfield and Bloomington.
Their route from here will be via Chicago to Rockford, Ill.; Milwaukee, Wis.; Indianapolis, Ind.; Cincinnati and Portsmouth, Ohio; Louisville, Ky.; and Nashville, Tenn., thence home. They expect to play about twenty (20) matches during their trip, and reach New Orleans 20th of August. They have games with White Stockings, of Chicago, Forest City, of Rockford, and Red Stockings included in their programme.
The have a good reputation as ball tossers, and we expect a large attendance at the park to-day, for the game will undoubtedly be an interesting one.
-Missouri Republican, July 24, 1870
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