The great base ball contest which took place at Dubuque yesterday, competition having been invited from all parts of the Northwest, resulted in favor of the Empire Base Ball Club of St. Louis, to whom the silver ball was awarded. The score stood twelve to five. The Empire Club of Freeport, who were defeated in their contest at Freeport, some weeks ago, with the Empire of St. Louis, were again defeated yesterday. The news of the result came by telegraph last evening to some of the friends of the victors in this city.-Missouri Republican, September 30, 1865
The Empires' victory in Dubuque was notable enough to receive two notices in the same issue of the Republican.