In our edition of Monday last we reported that the game between the Empires and White Stockings was "off." Our reasons therefor were Mr. Wood's statement to that effect made on Sunday evening - he stated distinctly to Mr. Pike of the Brown Stockings that the Empres' committee had talked of a game, and were to have made arrangements with him on Sunday afternoon, but failed to call as agreed upon and as Mr. McNeary had complained that it was injuring the games arranged with his club on Tuesday and Thursday - he had concluded not to play. We know further that the White Stockings' players were so instructed, Messrs. Zettlein and Glenn informing our reporter to that effect as late as eleven o'clock on Monday morning. It is to be regretted, but the fault lays with Mr. Wood and the directors of the Empire club, not with us.
-St. Louis Republican, May 16, 1875
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