In reference to A.G. Spalding's letter published in the Globe-Democrat yesterday, replying to the challenge issued by President Von der Ahe for a match between the Browns and the Chicagos for the championship of the world, Mr. Von der Ahe said yesterday that he was not yet fully ready to give his answer. He stated, however, that he would play the Chicagos, and would agree to all of Mr. Spalding's stipulations with one or two exceptions. He finds it impossible to play nine games owing to the fall series with the Maroons. He will play five games, though. The other exception is in the matter of umpires. Just what the exception is he does not care to state at present. He is satisfied, however, that the differences may be satisfactorily adjusted, and feels confident that the two clubs will come together.
-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, October 1, 1886