St. Louis came down like a wolf on the fold,
And their pockets were filled up with greenbacks and gold.
They told us great tales, amid smiles and frowns;
They bet all their greenbacks, and swore by the Browns;
But a basket of goose-eggs they got for their share.
For Williamson, Kelly, and Anson were there.
Three-baggers, two-baggers, and Latham take care;
For the Browns may play ball in a country town well,
But the Kings of the League you'll find, Latham, are--well.
-The Daily Inter Ocean, October 19, 1886
Last evening a young man brought to the office...the following challenge, which the visiting club may wish to consider:
Mr. Editor-I, as manager of the Bootblack Base Ball Club, challenge the St. Louis club, better known as the Browns, for a series of games to be played here for all the money they can get.
E. Ward, Manager,
Bootblacks' Base Ball Club