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THE SUNDAY HERA.LD, DECEMBER37.1891.
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MANAGER BARN1 K'S SELECTION
Tlipy Are All Good Men, aud Some of
Them Have Achieved Greatness.
The situation in the baseball nrorld, so far
as this city is concerned, seems full of promise.
During the past -week a representative of Tnu
Heuald talked with many patrons of the
game, and the opinion of all was that "Wash
ington bad secured a team that would at least
keep somewhere near the middle. Everybody
is talking baseball and everybody is enthused
to a great extent. Of the men -Manager Barnie
has selected for his team Foreman and Mc
Guire are well known and are regarded here
as first class. Of the new men much can be
said in praise. Manager Barnie will have
little trouble in enforcing discipline, as the
men are all of temperate habits. Milligan,
the other catcher, has played with the Ath
letics and Fhiladelphias for a number of
yeais, and was the mainstay of the teams. He
is a good associate for McGuire, and will be a
favorite. Knell, Dolan, and Gastrlght, of
the pitchers, all hail from la6t year's 6troug
Columbus team, Knell leading the pitchers of
the American Association. It is a strong trio
of pitchers, and with a fair support each one
is capable of pitching great ball. Larkin,
who is down to piny first, is an old Athletic
man, who, besides his ability as a baseman, is
a strong batsman. Danny Richardson, the
second baseman, is one of the star players of
America, and his presence on the team
will make it confident in exciting con
tests. For the past three seasons he
held up that base for the New YorUs, and
was the greatest favorite of the Meiiopolls,
baning Tiernan. Hardy Richardson, who
will probably play third base, is beyond a
shadow of a doubt the best all-around ball
player in Ameiica, and in securing him the
local team have found a gem. He can play
any position in star order, and is one of the
best hitters in America. He was one of the
original "Big Four" of Buffalo tharwe'nt to
Detroit, thtucu going to Boston to play oil the
League and last year's American team. Rad
ford, who played Ehort-stop for the Bostons
last year, is anotner great all-around player,
and who, as shorVstop, is as tricky and as
clever as John Ward ever dared to
be. Shoeb is well known here owing to his
connection with the old Washington League
team. He can alwavs be depended on for
good, honest work. Wood, the left fielder, is
an old Leaguer, a magnificent fielder, and one
of the best base getters and stealers in the
arena. He played last year with the Athletics.
Hoy is well known here and hardly needB any
introduction. His greatest reputation was
made here, and he will play good ball. Duf
fee, emphasis on "fee," is somewhat ot a
new-comer as yet, but that he was a No. 1
player was shown last summer vhen playing
uereugaiust the Nationals. There is some
talk of securing Conny Mack to assist in the
catcher's department, which, if done, will
complete the team. There is considerable re
gret that in the rounding up of selected play
ers Tommy Dowd was left out. He is a great
favorite here and many will regret his de
parture. Now that football is over for good attention
will again be turned to baseball. The 0. A.
0. have the best field to pick from. The Y.
M. C. A. are looking ahead and with the
services of Boucher, Spriggmau, Culliflower,
aud Shoemaker expect to improve their club
50 per cent. The W. L. I. Corps under Cap
tain neydler's care, are quietly maturing their
plans for a big campaign. The Kendalls will
be in the race with a strong team and their
series with the Georgetown's will bo awaited
with interest. The Potomac's will endeavor
to place a team iu the field far better than the
one of last year.
Mr. J. Earle Wagner, one of the new owners
of the Washington Club, was in the city last
week looking over the situation generally.
He was escorted around the city by Mr. M. B.
Scanlon and ended by a thorough inspection
of the park at the head of Seventh street. He
was very much pleased with the grounds and
says they will be the handsomest in America
when he puts some needed improvements on
them in the spring. He also said to a
Heiiald reported that his brother was in
earnest and meant to give the people of
Washington the best ball that they ever had.
Fred, Pfeffer will be the captain of the
Louisville team aud lie is going to get out the
strongest team that that city has ever pos
sessed. It is hoped that President Young will ap
point Charley Snyder to one of the umpire
positions. lie is a good umpire.
Old Anson is quietly sitting down and eu
joying a good laugh at the expense of the
players who deserted him. They have all got
to go back, hence Anson's mirth.
One of the daily papers last week piinted a
rather long screed, an alleged interview with
President Young at his desk in the Treasury
Department. As President Young ha6 not
ocen in the service of the Treasury Depart
ment for six inoutbb, comment is unneces
sary. In speaking of the prospects of the
national game, President l'oung cays they
were never brighter, and bj was of the opln
lpn that the 6eason of '92 wnuld be the larg
est and mofet profitable Iu the historv of the
game. He is enthusiastic about tho Wash
ington Club, and is glad that they arc start
ing out with such a fine array of talent.
"Tho club is now governed by thorough
business men and managed by one of tho
best-posted baseball men in the country.
With the experience of Mr. Scanlon and
some hints from me," said the president,
"there is overy reason to believe Washington
has a future before it. To use slang, wo aro
The Pittsburg people aro very anxious to
trade Conny Mack, their catcher, for Knell,
tho pitcher, 6et down for the Washingtons. It
is hardly thought Manager Barnie will agree
to do it, hut might take it into serious consid
eration if they name either Dolan or Gast
right. In the midst of the hurrying and scurrying
for players, who has yet made a demand for
King Kelly? The King is dead. Let him
President Young cannot divulge tho names
of tho various players chosen by the managers
of the twelve teams, but the clubs themselves
can if they see fit. Presldeut Young only
makes known the names of players after they
enter into a contract.
Our acrobatic friend Caylor, of tho Sporting
'Times, gave the boys some hard whacks last
week, especially the crowd that deserted the
League for big salaries in American teams.
Caylor is the most pungeut writer on baseball
Great regret is expressed because Dowd will
not bo with the team next season.
Paul Radford will make a great short-stop
for the home team.
Under the rules governing League teams,
the club of each city must take that city's
namo. Hence, hereafter the local club will" be
spokcu of as the Washlngstons.
Manager Barney is with his people in Brook
lyn, the guest of his parents for the holidays.
As soouas this is over he will come to Wash
ington aud start in on tho work of the club.
THE LAST BIG GAME.
Some of the features of the Christmas
The last really important football game of
the season was played Christmas Day between
the champion Columbia Athletic team and
the All-Washington team, a picked one. De
spite the unfavorable weather tho ganie was
witnessed by about 1,000 enthusiasts, many
of whom were ladies. Of the game little can
be said, for while the All-Washington team
was perhaps individually superior to the C.A.
C , the training and team work of the latter
won a very creditable victory by a score of 12
to G. The victory of the C. A. C. demon
strated the fact that team work is better than
individual excellence. Iu the game Christ
mas Day tho lack of team work was mani
fested by incessant scrapping, and in this re
spect the game was not as clean as it should
have been. In one scrimmage Captain
Sammy King of tho AH-Washington was
thrown hard, and in the melee his nose came
iu contact with Lewis' knee, the result being
a brokcu nose. Veasey also got a hard knock
on his nose. Little Phlll King and "Cupid"
Town6end seemed to have a grudge against
each other and whenever a Bcrimmage occur
red their legs did a pantomime act in the air,
while their heads were in the mud. MeFar
land, who is always aggressive, found Charley
Mills ju6t about his calibre, and proceeded to
make a show of him, but Charley bueked
cleverly and gave tit for tat, much to the
pleasure of the spectators.
Behind tho lines the AU-Washlngtons had
Phil King as quarter, Ordway, of Lehigh;
Trench, of Naval Academy, and Lewis,"of
Military Academy aB halves, and Ramsey, of
Fordham, as full-back. They did clever work.
The C. A. C. had Williams as quarter, Harban
and Townsend, halves, and Veasey and Wilson,
full-backs, and their work was also creditably
done. Mr. Frank Butterworh reforeed the
game, and was, perhaps, just tho least bit one
way, which did not suit some of the specta
tors. Mr. Charles Boynton umpired admirably.
Thib closing game showed no important fact,
that there is material in Washington for one
or tuo oest iootoaii elevens in America.
The KondullH Defeat tho Dujionts.
One of the best contested games of football
played here this season, was won yesterday
morning by the Kendall's second eleven from
tho Duponts, the score being 18 to 0. Most
of tho game, which took place at Kendall
Green, was played in a heavy rain, and sharp,
steady play was of course impossible. Tho
unfavorable weather also prevented the large
attendance anticipated. Tho Duponts won
tho toss, and took the ball and the south goal.
The first half closed with the score a tie, (5 to
G, but in tho second half the Kendalls made
two touch-downs, from which goals were
kicked in each instance, tho final 6coro being
18 to 0. Tho game was won by tho stronger
and better trained team, the excellence of tho
Duponts being confined to individual players.
Mr. Denison Gallaudet acted as referee and
Mr. Lindsey Dennison as umpire.
One ot the most important events of the
week was tho peace meeting between repre
sentative men of Harvard and Princeton Col
leges. Tho hatchet was buried and over
bumpcis of sparkling champagne, tho recon
ciliation was cemented. This means that here
after tho wearers of the Crimson will tackle
tho Tigers not only in football, but will al60
meet them on tho ball field. In Washington
this news was decidedlj' welcome as a great
many graduates of both colleges reside here.
In order to stimulate and encourage its
members the Columbias have engaged a pro
fessional sparrer to give lessons in the club.
His name is Murphy and ho Is a protege of
One of the btrangafit things connected with
football is that wherever there Is a pronounced
religious man on the team, he is sure to bo
tho most puguacious. To those famllar with
the players hereabout, this can be easily
vouched for without the mention of names.
A great many people of this city were sur
prised on Christmas Day to recognize in Ram
sey, the full-back of tho All Washington,
"Little Jack" Raui6ey a6 he was called in
Georgetown last year. Ho is a son of Com
modoro Ramsey, of tho Navy, and is now at
Fordham Collego,wheroho is tho full-back. Ho
commenced to play football a couplo of years
ago on Cooke's Park, with the younger elo
ment of Georgetown boys, started in at Vord
bam and became at ouco one of their best
players. As a drop-kicker ho has few super
iors, and Phil King siys ho is a wonder. 116
gavo an exhibition on Thursday at the Park
and out ot eloven chances from tho forty-fivo
yard ho successfully put the ball over tho bar
On Saturday evonlng next the Columbias.
will givo their usual fortnightly exhibition of
athletics and spaning.
A groat many visiting collegians, who aro
given the privilege of the C. A. C. house, aro
availing themselves of thom eagerly, and
nightly there can bo seen a largo number of
Princeton, Yale, Lehigh, Harvard, and Cornell
students in tho fine rooms.
Somo of the papers aro printing statements
to the effect that Captain Sam Stiuemetz will
not 6crvo the C. A. C. team as captain next
year. It can bo set down for a certainty that
he will remniu where ho is, for tho ColumbiaB
aro not going to allow such a zealous officer
to retire.at this stage of tho contest.
On Monday tho High School team will play
a game of football with the graduates of tho
school who are now students at Lehigh. Tho
game will take place at the Y. M. C. A. Park.
Mr. Howard Perry has returned from his
trip to Oklahoma.
Tho annual election of officers of tho C. A.
C. takes place on January 1G.
On New Year's Eve tho Potomacs will have
a watch-meeting at their club-house, and the
athletic features that Secretary Schmidt is ar
ranging are going to surpass any ever given by
the club. In addition to tho excellent sparring,
wrestling, and club swinging there will bo
vocal and instrumental music by tho beat
local urantcurs. There will bo five different
sparring encounters. Admission to this ath
letic watch-meeting will be by card only.
Cards can be obtained from members.
Ordwa, of Lehigh, showed his friends on
Christmas Day that he is a football player.
He is a son of General Ordway, of the District
of Columbia National Guards.
Mooney, of C. A. C, is one of the best built
men of tho club, and is rapidly developing
into a first class gymnast. He has taken up
Dr. Emil Von Lindgren. the popular oars
men and scientific sparrer, has made applica
tion for membership in the C. A. C.
Tho recent meeting between Carter and
Lindgren at the C. A. C, was the last one
they will have and now they will meet others
who desire to test their ability.
Kacinc in the Mud at Guttenburg.
Guttenbuhg, N. J., Dec. 26. The track re
sembled a water course more than a race
course to-day. It was several inches under
water, and only a glimpse of laud could be
seen in high places. First race, five furlongs.
Ballarat first. Lillian second. Time. 1:04.
Second race, six furlongs. P. Howard first,
Graduate second. Time, 1:19J. Third race,
one mile. War Duke first, Gloster second,
Time, 1:48. Fourth race, five furlongs. Pe
ruvian first, Rancocas second. Time, 1:04.
Fifth race, six furlongs. Quartermaster first,
Merry Duke second. Time, 1:19. Sixth
race, one mile. Florimer first, Mabel Pome
roy second. Time, 1:50.
"Knocking Out" Matches Knocked Out.
New York, Dec. 20. His attention having
been called to the announcement by profes
sional pugilists of a purpose to have fights in
Madison Square Garden between Mitchell and
Corbett and Maher and Dompsey, Superin
tendent of Police Murray said to-day he is de
termined that these ' 'knocking out" contests
shall not bo resurrected. "There will bo no
prize fighting In this city. If these men get
together and violate the law It Is my duty to
arrest them, and I will do so. Of course I
cannot and do not desire to prohibit sparring
exhibitions, but the law does not permit prize
"Will Meet ill Washington Next Year.
Chicago, Dec 2G. Tho annual meeting of
tho Illinois division board of officers of the
League of American Wheelmen was held to
day. Washington, D. C, was Indorsed as the
place for holding the annual meeting
of the league in 1892. and the delegates from
Illinois were chosen. Delegates tothe National
League were instructed to extend an invita
tion to all wheelmen to visit Chicago in 1S93,
when it is expected to have 200,000 wheelmen
in a grauu paraae, tne largest number ever
COPY OP "HOME, SWEET HOME."
Probable Finding of the Original
Manuscript of the Song.
Atlanta, GA.,Dec. 26. An Athen's special
to tho Constitution, Bays: Tho courts of Clarke
County promise to 'furnish somewhat of a
sensation at an early date, and it will be in
the shape of a contested will case. Those
cases are always full of interest, but this one
will bo especially so, since it involves a prob
ablo finding of the original manuscript of
"Home, Sweet Home."
A lawyer who has been examining court
records gives it out as his intention to insti
tuto proceedings to set aside tho will of Mi6s
Mary Harden. Miss Harden, in her girlhood
days, was the sweetheart of John Howard
Payne, and Payne often visited her at her
home in this city. On one of his visits ho pre
sented her with tho original copy of "Home,
Sweet Home," which she kept until the dav of
GRATITUDE TOWARD THE POPE
His Republican Policy lo lie Promoted
Rome, Dec. 20. Count Lafevre do Behaine,
the French Ambassador to tho Holy See, was
granted a special interview by the Popo to
day. During the course of the interview the
Ambassador assured his Holiness that Franco
considered the recent radical outbursts
against tho church and tho attitude of tho
French bishops as a passing cloud. Count do
Behaine urged tho Pope not to judge the feel
ing in France by the embittered utterauces
wiilch had been delivered in tho Chamber of
Deputies. Tho French Government, ho de
clared, was anxious to maintain tho most
friendly relations, with tho Vatican in order
to promote tho Pope's Republican policy.
The enunciation of this policy by his Holi
ness, ho said, has caused a majority of the
French people to entertain a feeling of grati
tude toward him.
Chattanooga Visited by a Raging
Chattanooga, Tenn., Dec. 20. A terrlblo
conflagration is raging here. Tho loss will not
boless than a half million dollars. Loveman's,
Ervin's, and Vandemor's blocks aro a total
loss, and tho Time office is on fire. Tho firo
broke outln Loveman's at 1 o'clock. One or
two femalo employes lost their lives. Tho firo
is boyond tho control of tho firo department,
and a brisk wind is blowing.
Tho firo is progressing from; Eighth and
Market north, and It seems that it will take
much of tho East side block. Besides Lovc
man'6 and Ervin's, Christie's and tho Cham
ber of Commerce aro in ruins on tho south
end and this will probably bo tho south
boundary. Tho Times ofilco'on Cherry street
hasbecn several times on fire, but will bo
saved. Tho office has, however, been gutted
by zealous friends. On the north tho dry
goods stores of Schwartr, Sllva ifc Abbott,
and Gottschalk fc Kelloy aro in ruins. Van
deman's block on Eighth street is in ruins,and
ono woman named Hearst was killed by jump
ing out of tho third 6tory of Loveman's build
ing. A young lady named Johnson was se
verely injured. Two firemen wore injured bv
a falling ladder. Engines aro coming from
Nashville and Knoxville.
Lateii. It appeared at ono time as if tho
entiro business portion was about to bo de
stroyed. Knoxville sent a firo engine hero and it
reached Cleveland, eighty-two miles from
Knoxville, in SS minutes. At Cleveland word
was received that the engine was not neces
sary. The fire begau in Loveman it Co.'s, while
tho clerks were at their luncheon on the
third iloor. The Jlamcs spicad with astonish
ing rapidity, burning through tho elevator
shaft and stairways, cutting off the escape of
about thirty female employes, who were res
cued from the windows with tho extension
ladders of the fire department, aided by citi
zens. Two of tho women fell from tho win
dows and wore somewhat injured, and a third
was rescued in an almost suffocated condi
tion. The adjoining buildings were soon
aflame, tho firo licking up over half a million
dollars in less than two hours.
One hundred men and women aro at work
in the Times office to-night trying to arrange
the office. The crowd was kept out of tuo
composing room and the Times will appear as
usual to-morrow. The total loss is about
$600,000 with about $550,000 Insurance. The
property destroyed is on the two most promi
nent corners in the city. Lovermau's dry
good8 house was ono of the largest in the
South, there being 130 employes in this ono
THE DEFENSE WAS JUBILiANT.
An Important tetter Admitted in tho
Graves Murder Trial.
Denver, Col., Dec. 26. In the Graves trial
this morning Mr. Stevens announced that after
an examination of tho letter the prosecution
withdrew all objections to its being admitted
in evidence. This is tho letter which it was
claimed the doctor wrote to Mrs. Barnaby in
San Francisco at the time she was on her way
to Denver, and at about the time the fatal
bottle was mailed. Its intention is to prove
that the doctor thought Mrs. Barnaby
was in San Francisco and therefore he could
not have mailed the bottle to her in Denver if
he thought she Was elsewhere. Judge Fur
man read the letter which explained to Mrs.
Barnaby how to get the doctor's checks
cashed and told of the death of bis brother.
It was dated March 27 and was posted at
Providence on March 30. Mr. Stevens then
said he wished the letter to go into evidence
under the instructions of the court.
Tho letter was passed from juror to juror,
and finally handed back to Judge Furman.
The defense appeared jubilant, but the prose
cution was not unhappy. Judge Furman re
sumed the doctor's direct examination and
he denied that ho had told Mrs. Hickey that
ho had engaged Dollie Hanloy to spy on Mrs.
Barnaby. He was in Denver in March last
with his brother's remains. This concluded
his direct examination and Mr. Stevens began
GUN FACTORY 15UKNED.
Ilatl Been at "Work Making Projectile's
for XJ. S. Heavy Ordnance.
Reading, Pa., Dec. 20. Tho Carpenter
Steel Works, devoted to the manufacture of
high grade 6teel, was almost totally destroyed
by fire to-night. The works employed nearly
' Tho establishment at the time of the fire
was working on a Government contract of
over $230,000 for steel projectiles for heavy
ordnance, especially intended for tho
new guns which have recently been
made and te&tcd. Besides this
its steel was also used in tho manufacture of
steel cannon and fine cutlery, somo being
shipped abroad. In recent tests of guns the
Carpenter steel projectiles proved highly sat
isfactory, and large Government orders have
been filled ever Bince tho establishment of tho
BIG BLAZE AT SEA.
Flames From tho Burning Abyssinia
Visible Twenty-five Miles.
Philadelphia, Dec. 25. - Tho 6teamer
British Princess arrived here from Liverpool
to-day with 120 immigrants aboard, and the
Belgenland, from Antwerp, landed 258. On
the night of December 18, in latitude 42.52,
longitude 44.02, the Belgeqland sighted tho
burning and abandoned Gulon Line-steamer
Abyssinio. With tho exception of the funnel
everything on the Abyssinia's deck had gone
by tho board, and the deck itself and the
sides wore red hot. Frequent explosions
were heard in the hold of tho vessel, and tho
flames made a blaze visible for twonty-fivo
Oyster Famine Averted.
Baltimore, Dec. 20. Tho fog that has
hung over the Chesapeake Bay and Baltimore
has been dlspolled by the brisk wind of this
evening, and tho stars aro seen to-night for
for tho first time since tho week
begun. Navigation is restored. Out
going steamers have weighed anchor and put
to sea, while stevedores aud dock laborers
are on hand for the rush of woik that the de
layed incoming boats will forco upon them.
A dreaded oyster famine is averted.
Dentil of a Minister.
Mox'iaoMEitY, Ala., Dec. 26. Rev. William
Harris, D. D., pastor of the First Baptist
Chuich died to-day. Ho was a distinguished
S readier and came to his present charge from
altlmoro lc38 than a ycar'ago.
A HKIGN OF TKKIIOR.
A Murdcrou Hungarian Shielded
PiTTsncno, Dec. 26. A special from
Steubenvlllc, Ohio, says: Tho Hungarian
and Italian miners on tho Wheeling and Lako
Erie Railroad, working at tho Lauroltou, Dil
lon, and Long Run mines, bogau their cele
bration of Christmas several days ago, and to
day and yesterday they wore in a stato of
beastly intoxication. Yesterday afternoon
the Hungarians became riotous and proceeded
to smash in window glass in tho shanties of
tho Italian miners. Several rows followed,
and about 4 o'clock two Hungarians engaged
In a desperate tusslo in shauty No. 10. Thoy
wore parted, but ono managed to get hold
of a shotgun and poured a load of bird shot
into tho face of tho other, fatally wounding
him. Officers from the city were in Laurolton
to-day, but tho murderer was shielded by tho
members of his own race. Tho officers wcro com
pelled to come homo without their man. A
reign of terror always follows pay days and
holidays at theso mines.
Tho Buttle of Trenton
Tkenton, N. J., Dec. 20. The 115th anni
versary of tho revolutionary battle of Trenton
was mode notable by tho laying of the corner
stone of a monument to the memory of
Washington aud tho Continental troops, which,
after crossing tho icy Delaware durinc Christ
mas night, surprised and routed tho Hessians,
killing a number and taking nearly a thou
sand prisoners besides valuuble military sun
plies. J l
BAINniUDGE.-At 1 o'clock n. m. Sunday,
December SO, 1801 at her residence, near Hamp
ton, Vtu, Mrs. E.U. Balnbrldge. widow of the
TT& Jila-i.r U11Jll,m, p- BttUibrlilwj, Fourth
HSUm1 hit,at(is A-Ptnicry, aued 81 years 10
months 12 days. Mrs. Bninbritliro wns tho
mother ot Colonel E. C. Bainbridge, United
TT5i?8iAer.m.y; W,l,u William T. BiilDbrldKc,
United States Volunteers,; Mrs. General J. J.
Kovnolas und Mrs. Cantain C. E. Morse.
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