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THE SUNDAY HERALD, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1890.
THE COLUMBIA ATHLETICS.
THcn; fikst SArtmuAT night or
THE SEASON VKBV SUCCESSFUI",.
Interesting Exhibitions of Club Swinging,
Fencing, Jumplnc, and Iloxlng A Wiisc
ball Cluli Apparently Assured for Next
Season Coming Foot-lmll Gnmci.
Tho Columbia Athletic club-houso was very
lively Inst night, it being tho first exhibition of
tho season by the professors of nthletcs and
their pupils. Tho interest of tho club men was
very great, and long before tho hour set for the
commencement of tho exercises tho largo gym
nasium was packed by members and invited
guests. The gymnasium looked cleaner and
brighter than ever. When Mr. Howard Perry
walked out to announce tho opening event he
was received with applause. Tho exercises
opened with a "wand drill" by twenty
members. Tho ovolutions were capitally
done, especially those of Professor Colcgato
and M. McDermott. The Indian club exercise
by Mr. Eugene Byrne was exceptionally good.
Tho fence vault was won by Mr. Taylor with a
clean vault of S feet 10 inches. Elder, II. M.
Wilson, Brlckenstcin, Sewell, Taylor, Sinims,
and Whitehead also contested. Fencing, by
Lieut. F. F. Fletcher, U. S. N and T. S.
O'Lcary followed, and was much admired.
Professor lleintz, of tho United States Navy,
who is instructor at tho Columbia Athletics,
then gave a free exhibition of fencing.
Bobby Elder showed that he was the superior
jumper" by winning tho high jump, 4 feet G
Inches, running'.high 5 feet. Then ho won tho
high kick, S feet G Inches, and Anally capped
the climax by making a clean kick with his feet
tied of S feet 4 inches. Bobby was tho athlete
of the night.
Pole-vaulting Won by Brickonstein, S feet
10 inches. Wilson and Elder also contested.
Professor Crossley gave an exhibition and
cleared 9 feet.
Tug-of-war This was the occasion of much
sport, and the tcani of J. Wade, Simmons, K.
X. Tyler, and J. S. Jones pulled Pickett,
Swearinger, Day, and Cochran 4 inches in a
The horizontal bar exercise of Messrs. Hough
and Crossley was very interesting.
Sparring E. A. Moseley referee, Nympo
Jones timer. Light Weights Freehold and
Webb: won very cleverly by Webb. Elder and
Caurley, won by Elder. Tiie Double Tumbling
act of Messrs. Crossby and Elder followed, and
was very good. Collar and elbow wrestling
Wilson against Jones, won by tho latter in a
good style. Catch-as-catch-cau Kerr and
Mitchell, the former winning.
Fencing followed by Professor Emmons and
Mr. McKay and was an admirable exhibition.
Broadside Combat Professor lleintz and son
were capital, and worked the audience up con
siderably. The sparring between Jimmy Green
and Mr. Carter was the exhibition of tho night
and showed that both young men were clever
exponents of the science. The rounds were
hotly contested. The referee decided It a draw,
though Carter's friends thought he should have
The last event was the sparring match be
tween John Irwin and Bob Wade, but the latter
wasn't in it, as Irwin over-matched him.
Young Sturdevant, of the Potomac Athletics,
is looked to win athletic honors next year.
Barnard has made his reappearance as a foot
ball player. He is one of the best in the Dis
trict. The Passaic and Mystic boat clubs, of New
ark, hayo consolidated, under the name of the
The Georgetown eleven was photographed
last week by Rice, and the picture will be re
produced in Once a Week.
Dashiell, the great full-back of the Lehighs,
Is now a full-fledged C. A. C, and will here
after play under the colois of the champions.
On the 20th the Columbias expect to play a
team picked from the best players of Balti
more, Including the Bor brothers, Kiggs, and
others of the Princetons.
Downes, of Boston, has concluded that ho
did not eclipse the fastest on record in the recent
440 yards run at Boston. Now let Cary, of the
Manhattans, do the same act.
Capt. Comnock, of the victorious Harvaid
foot-ball team, has won gold as well as glory
by heating Yale's eleven. Ills father, A. G.
Comnock, was so proud of his son that he gave
The Christmas Day game between the Naval
Academy and Columbia Athletics will be a
corker. Judging from tho recent good work of
the C. A. C, there is good ground to hope for a
Among the college men on the C. A. C. foot
ball team are Wells, Lafayette; Hacker,
University of Pennsylvania; Tyler, Dartmouth;
Dashiell, Naval Academy; Ilarban, Amherst;
llamsburgh, St. John's, Annapolib; Cash,
Princeton; Emery and Welch, Johns Hopkins,
aud Boynton, Barnard, and Lee, Lehigh.
While much praise has been rightly bestowed
on the foot-ball committee of the C. A. C.
Messrs. Burroughs, Boynton, and Lee for the
success of the team, great credit is also due to
Capt. Louis Wells, who, since the season opened,
has been indefatigable in his attention to the
men, giving them all tho tricks and points of
On Saturday next tho Columbia Athletics
aud the Kendalls will play a game for the Dis
trict football charapioushlp, tho Kendalls claim
ing, aud justly too, that they should have a
chance at tho goal. Tho Columbias have had
no training since the Tbauk6givlng-lay game,
but will at once commence practice" for this and
The Louuou Spotting Tima sent over three of
its best representatives to report the Princeton
Yale game. Their criticism on tho American
game as against tho ltugby gamo will be
watched for anxiously by the enthusiasts on
this 6ide of the water. In order to show off tho
different styles of foot-ball, tho Staten Island
Athletic Club will give an exhibition of the two
prominent ones, English aud American, at their
indoor meeting, iu Madison Square Garden, on
tho 12th of this month.
Biiooki.vn, N. Y., Dec. 0. The final game
for the championship of American Foot-ball
Union to-day at Washington Park resulted In a
great victory for tho Crescents. This ties
Orange and the Crescents for tho championship.
when the four-horse stage containing tho
Orango teams twenty in number entered tho
grounds the horses 6hted, throwing the stage
down a llfteen-foot embankment, demolishing
the vehicle. The team crawled out from tho
wreck smiling and unhurt. Score: Crescents,
14; Orange, 0.
The Columbias are making extensive prepara
tions for their Christmas Day game with the
Naval Academy team. They expect to put out
ouo of tho strongest teams that has over repre
sented a local organization. They will have
tho services of Dashiell, tho great full-back of
thoLehighs, and Phil King, the noted little
half-back of the Princetons, who has made a
national reputatlou for himself, and with But
terwoitb, Barnard, Kamsburgh, Wells, Welch,
AVade, Ranier, Byrnes, Lewis, Staylor, Bur
joughs, Pettitt, aud Leo to make the other se
lections from. If good weather ensues the
crowd at Capitol Pane on the day of tho game
will exceed that of labt year, when tho Middles
defeated tho picked local team so signally. It
will be the last game of tho year.
Now that tho athletic season is virtually at an
cud, the Christmas Day niTair nlono remaining,
it is time that our clubs turned their attention
to tho season of 1S91 and mapped out a pro
gramme. Tho National Amntcur Bowing As
sociation has given Washington the option on
the regatta and tho clubs should tako some
forward step in the matter. Tho rowing inter
est of tho National Capital has flagged "for two
years, owing to disagreements between tho
clubs, but now that the olement that caused the
troublo hns left tho Potomacs and joined tho
C. A. C, there is no valid reason why tho clubs
should remain at loggerheads any longer. Tho
Analostan Club has stood for years in tho posi
tion of peacemaker. They arc ready and eager
to go ahead with tho regatta. Secretary V.
Howard Gibson, of tho N. A. A. 0.,snvs the As
sociation is vory eager to come to Washington
and he hopes some action will bo taken. The
Columbias hold a meeting on Wednesday, aud
it is to be hoped they willtako some action in
The Potomac Athletic members are enjoying
their club-house. Tho rooms aro nightly
crowded with the members and their friends.
Tho membership is rapidly increasing, and the
club seems to bo culcriug on n new era of pros
perity. Tho covernois aro now fittiug up tho
upper story of tho building for n gymnasium,
and expect to have fortnightly athletic exhibi
tions, to which the members only arc to bo
admitted. It is noticeable that tho red and
whlhj button of the club is becoming more
prominent ou the coats of our promenaders.
It will be remembered that at tho A. A. U.
meeting in Washington tho rivalry between the
Manhattans and New York Athletic Clubs was
bitter, and each club entered protests against
tho contestants from the other club. It is
glveu out now that the two clubs have recon
ciled their differences aud tho several protests
will bo will withdrawn and tho status of
Mitchell, Queckberner, Copland, Sullivan,
Nickerson. aud others will remain as before.
For tho sake of honest sports, it is to bo hoped
tho Amateur Union will refuse to allow the
clubs to withdraw the protests and will proceed
to investigate the men.
By ti sudden stroke of bold entriguo
The baseball Brotherhood swallowed tho
And the bnse-ball League, in vindictive mood,
Turned round nud swallowed the Brotherhood.
It looks promising.
Wo are iu tho swim.
Connie Mack will be our leading catcher.
What a splondid circuit the clubs will have.
The friends of Haddock will be glad to wol
comu him back.
The rest of the cities aro well pleased at tho
Washington was an original Americau Asso
It will look pleasant to see little Hoy once
again in the centre field.
Buckie Ewing is not such an authority on
schemes as he used to be.
Boston and Chicago in the American Asso
ciation makes the organization strong.
The Players' League players aro still sitting
on the fence waiting for the treasurer's com
ing. Will the League lelnstate the deserting
Brotherhood players of 1S90 ? is a question that
is agitating sporting circles ju6t now.
Mike Kelly says the Brotherhood failed to
keep its word about the division of the $20,000
fund, hence his sudden exit from their shelter.
It's a cold summer's day when the Hon.
Michael gets let out.
It Is an assured fact that "Washington Is to
have an American Association team in 1S91.
The meeting that took place on Friday night at
Willard's Hotel was enthusiastic enough to give
this assuranco, as the leading backers of tho
club say now that nothing stands in the way of
absolute success. Already twenty-five out of
the forty shares of stock have been taken by
gentlemen who desire to sae the sport fostered,
and the remaining fifteen arc sure to be grabbed
up this week. Tho shares aro placed at $,"500,
and no one person can hold moro than one
share; thus placing the control of tho club
under the management of forty people, rather
than in the power of a few. The election of Dr.
C. M. B. Harris as temporary chairman and
treasurer shows that tho gentlemen who aro
interested in the affair are in earnest. The
next meeting of the club will tako place on
Friday evening at the Kellogg Building, when a
permament organization will bo" formed.
Among some of the men interested In tho club
are Messrs. Justin McCarthy, Edwin Suther
land, John J. Hogan, Michael Seanlou, Robert
Hairis, R. M. Drinkard, Samuel Trott, Henry
B. Bennett, Dr. C. M. B. Harris, and C. A.
Beres. Mr. Scanlon says there is every reason
to hope that the strongest and best ball team
ever seen in Washington will represent the city
next year. "The question of grounds has not
yet been settled," sjiys Mr. Scanlon, as all the
street railways are offering inducements for the
club to locate on their Hues. Every site will
receive duo consideration and no selection will
be made until every Inducement has been well
.Joe Cobui'ii, The Pugilist, Dead.
Ni:w Youk, Dec. C Joo Coburn, the pugi
list, died hero to-night of consumption. He
leavt'6 a little boy two jcars old.
ItccolntiKC ol'tho Smaller Coins.
The importance of the proposition contained
in the bill Introduced by Senator Sherman yes
terday to authorize tho recoinago of subsidiary
coins of tho United States is heightened by tho
fact that tho measure meets tho approval of the
Secretary of tho Treasury and that tl.e bill will
bo vigorously pressed by Mr. Sherman.
Tjate Society Notes.
Mrs. Wilcox aud daughters, of San Francisco,
have taken apartments for tho winter at tho
Missionary Chitistcr, of Fairfax County, Va.,
daughter of Judge Chitister, is visiting her
cousin, Miss Eugio Moucure, on Capitol Hlll.fg
Miss Mary Waller, a leading belle of Stafford
County, Va., and daughter of Maj. Withers
Waller, Is visiting Mrs. Sirams, on Capitol
Many society ladies aro taking regular gym
nastic exercises this winter in lieu of horseback
riding, which has becnlpractically interdicted by
tho inclement weather.
Invitations are out for the marriage of Mr.
Minor Moncure, of Stafford Couuty, Va., and
Miss Lydla Hunt, of Capitol Hill, daughter of
tho late Judge Iluut, of Fredericksburg, Va.
At a meeting of tho Woman's Authropologtcal
Society, held yesterday afternoon, the resigna
tion of Miss Spofford as secretary was accepted
and Mrs. Mendeuhall was elected. Mrs. Bonis
iraYe a most interesting account of tho process
of photographing criminals in Paris by tho
police, and Miss Fletcher contributed an enter
taining paper on "Begulnago."
Tho Choral Society concert next Wednesday
evening promises to bo an important social as
well as musical event. Vice President Morton,
Mr. Wanumaker, Senator Stanford, Mrs. Thur
ber, and Mr. Calderon Carlisle nro among tho
box holders, and among tho subscribers aro
many other prominent people. Tho society
proposes to make tho social part a feature of
tho concerts, aud to that end there will bo an
Intermission of ten minutes botweeu tho 6econd
and third parts of tho "Messiah."
IMPORTANT INDIAN NEWS.
THK ItEI) SKINS 31UST NOT DKVY
Tho Situation Still a Oravo One-Extremes
WntehrtilnoiH Necessary to Avert Hon.
tllltlos Views of the Secretary of "War
and Gons. Sohollold and Ttlllen.
Secretary Procter yesterday received two
tolegrams from Gen. Miles at Chicago. In ono
ho quotes Gen. Brooko assaying that ono of tho
main causes of discontent nmong tho hostllo
Indians Is that a certain band of Sioux living on
Pass Creek, in Rosebud Agency, havo been
onlercd to movo against their will. Thcso Iu
dlaus desired to bo transferred to tho Pino
Ridge Agency, and havo secured tho consent of
tho Indians now there Gen. Brooke, in asking
for authority to permit tho transfer, states that
in his opinion this would still further aid lu tho
disintegration of the hostllo clement.
Gen. Miles telegraphed him in reply that ho
had ample discretion in the matter, but advised
him not to mako promises to tho Indians. Ho
could assure them, however, that the Govern
ment had secured increased rations and moro
general employment, and that the soldiors
would bo their friends so long as they kept tho
peace, but their bitterest enemies should thoy
commit crimes and defy tho Government. Gen.
Miles adds that iu his opinion tho transfer
can bo made permanent hereafter if deemed
In tho other telegram Gen. Miles says the
reports from Gen. Brooko indicate a more
favorable condition. Two Strike is expected in
Gen. Miles says that ho does not regard Two
Strike's threat te stab Gen. Brooko as a signal
for hostilities as Important, inasmuch as it was
made by an Indian in a harangue to his own
people and not in tho presence of a strong body
of United States troops. Ho says that In caso
the disintegration continues tho threatened
outbreak will be prevented for this winter at
The situation is still a gravo one in his opin
ion and will require extreme watchfulness on
tho part of the authorities to satisfy tho Indians
and to avert hostilities until the spring.
seciiktauy rnocTon's views.
In response to a Senate resolution asking for
information respecting the disarmament of In
dians in tho Northwest tho Secretary of War
yesterday transmitted to Congress a letter from
Maj. Gen. Schofield and a mass of official cor
respondence. Secretary Proctor says : "It will
be seen that the efforts of the military authori
ties had been exerted to divide and
bring within the power of tho troops
by peaceable moans as many of the
disaffected as possible, and at tho same
time to mako tho best possible prepara
tion to suppress tho outbreak promptly should
it occur. It was plainly the better policy to
tako steps that would make it possible to dis
arm tno Indians at the proper time than to at
tempt this prematurely, when it could be only
partially successful and would doubtless pre
cipitate a serious outbreak.
wn.vT oen. scnoriKLD SAYS.
Gen. Schofield, in a letter of December 3 to
the Secretary of War, says:
"1 have the honor to report that from the
concurrent testimony of Army officers und
others familiar with tho condition of tho Sioux
Indians, that a considerable proportion of them
are well armed and well supplied with ammu
nition. "It does not appear from all that has hereto
fore occurred that tho Indians have had any
deliberate purpose to commence hostilities
against the whites. They havo, so far as known,
simply placed themselves in an attitude of de
fiance and determination not to submit to the
requirements of the Government. Should they
commence hostilities thcro will be no room for
doubt about the course to bo pursued. If, on
the contrary, thoy maintain their present atti
tude, and it remains for the War Depaitment
to determine tho initial action, the question
will not be so easy of solution."
inS.UtMAMENT WOULD HE IMPRACTICAL.
In connection with the question of disarming
the Indians, Gen. Schofield says:
"Tho Indians do not, as a rule, keep in their
personal possession tho arms and ammu
nition designed for war service. These
are concealed or 'cached' in places which
no whito men havo yet been able to
find. To disarm them might, therefore,
mean simply to deprive of the few compara
tively worthless arms found in their possession,
leaving the others where tho Indians can take
possession of them at any time when they wish
to use them. It is also important to observe
that there has never been much, if any, practi
cal difficulty experienced by tho Indians iu pur
chasing from tiaders in or near their own
country all the arms aud ammunition which
they could by any means pay for, and that tho
Indian will mako any sacrifice, however great,
to procuio such arms and ammunition when iio
desires them giving, for example, a horse
worth So0 for a liillo worth r or less. Thcso
facts, it Is suggested, mako it manifest that
there can be no practical disarmament of tho
Indians except by making them actually prison
ers of war aud holding them uuder such io
stiaiut that it will bo lmpossiblo for them to
procure aims or ammunition. This
would seem to require such change
in the general policy followed in tho
treatment of tho wnrliko tribes of Indians as
would continue military control over those who
may have been subdued, until such contiol be
comes no longer necessary ; and this, It is sug
gested, may possibly bo done by joint action
between tho War and Interior Dcpaitmonts in
such manner as not to interfere with tho meas
ures of tho Interior Department deemed best
for tho civilization and material welfare of tho
In concluding his letter, tho Major General
says that tho protection of tho friendly Indians
has by no means been overlooked. Tho troops
designated for6ervico In this emergency will
consist of thirteen regiments of infantry, four
of which will ho mounted; nearly five regi
ments of cavalry, and two battalions of
artillery. Gen. Schofield says that
additional troops, though not very many, can
bo sent if necessary.
Inclosed in tho correspondence is tho follow
ing letter of December 1 from Secretary Proctor
to Gen. Miles while tho latter was In Washing
ton: "I tako this opportunity before you return to
your command to report to you moro formally
what the President said to youatthoconforonco
at tho Whlto House, and what has been his mind
aud his instruction to mo from tho first, as I
said to you at our conference at St. Louis and
here, and that is that ho looks to you to take
every possible precaution to prevent an Indian
outbreak, and to suppress it promptly if it
cornes. Ho depends upon you for this, aud
everything in the way of men and material that
In tho opinion of tho Major General command
ing can bo spared from other points will bo sup
plied. Ho itcognizes your successes lu tho
past in your dealings with tho Indians, and has
full confidence that tho responsibility is placed
in good hands.
"In view of tho previous correspondence and
tho reports that havo been forwarded through
you, all looking to tho uso of persuasive
methods to bring in as many of tho Indians as
possible aud to corapleto military preparations
before any arrests were made, tho President,
when ho learned through tho Interior Depart
ment of tho authority given to Col. Cody to
arrest Sitting Bull, and that tho arrest, In tho
opinion of tho agent, would precipitate hostili
ties, thought deslrablo to havo you communl
cato your views as to the probability of an out
break resulting, and as to your preparation to
promptly deal with it beforo making tho arrest.
When, in your opinion, adequato preparations
aro complete and you think arrests should bo
mado ho will not interfere, feeling that your
judgment of theso matters would be better thau
Our Home Mnrket.
Tho question Is often asked, "Where did all
tho peoplo como from, aud whoro nro thoy all
going?" .Did you over wonder how all of tho
peoplo in a largo city llko ours wcro fed ? how
the dainty appetites wcro satisfied, and whoro
tho satisfaction of many kinds came from ? It
would tako volumes to tell, but by visiting tho
"Home Market," 818 Fourteenth street north
west, you can havo it fully demonstrated, as
well as having tho details imparted to you by
Mr. B. P. Watrous, tho popular and congonlnl
proprietor. On entering tho "Homo Market" at
this season of tho year ouo imagines himself in
all parts of the globo at ono tunc, as you aro
literally surroundod by fruit, vegetables, game,
and meats of every description, aud from nil
parts of tho country. It Is needless to say that
tho delicacies of tho 6cason can always bo ob
tained there. A corps of polite nud competent
clerks aro ever ready to wait on you. Mr.
Watrous is to bo congratulated ou making this
tho finest private market In the city.
Death of a Post Office Olcrk.
Mr. James Small, for many years n clerk in
tho City Division, City Post Office, died at his
homo, 911 1 street northwest, on Thursday. His
funeral takes placo this afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Mr. Small, though a young man, was an excep
tionally fine cleric, and was esteemed highly by
The Force Bill.
Senator Gray occupied thciloor In the Senate
all day yesterday in continuation of his argu
ment against tho Forco bill, and ho had not
concluded his rcmnrks at tho hour of adjourn
ment until to-morrow. Ho had, however, sub
mitted to numerous interruptions from Sena
tors on both sides of tho chamber.
IrnnkMunroe, tho well-known young man
of good family, who created n sensation somo
time ago by his thefts, 1b again in tho tolls. Ho
was arrested yesterday by Officer Wccdcn lor tho
larceny of articles of value, a watch, etc., belong
ing: to Mr. Corrigan. of 729 Seventeenth street.
Ho is locked up at the Third Precinct.
MILLEU.r-At her residence in this city, 1301
Connecticut avenue, ou Saturday morning, at 5
o'clock. Mary Wickorham Chess, widow of the
lato Senator John 1" Miller, of California, nged
llfty-four years, cloven months, and twenty
flvo dnys. Funeral services at tho residence, at
11 A. M., Tuesday, tho 0th instant. Temporary
interment nt Itook Creek Cemetery.
CLEMENTS.-Departcd this llfo on Saturday,
December 0. 1800, at 8:33 V. M S. B. Clements, in
tho forty-soventh year of bis age. beloved hus
band of Barbary C. Clements. Notico of Funeral
in Monday's Star.
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