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I . - " J ' ' THE STO SUNDAY," DECEMBER 30, 1898.-SIXTEEN PAGES. - -- i
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I xbttdI'wTO0f XammmnyKKCT6stU8
I d-tfloa trirept one ms to tliewrT height
of polltieal power la this dty. That man ia
I ruehard Croker. the successor of the late John
KUr ta tba ataolatalaadenlilpotTaxarasaT
U n" After-Mr. Xeliysceata by commas coa-
A Mnt he became tba virtual leader. Tsar Vr
jf year sine then bia powar haa crown until
Hall- under bia capable leadership. It ia coa-
Armed barcod all question. A substantial re-
ward. too. for bia moat successful efforta ia
more tban likely to coma to him wbea. in the
serins, the first out-and-out Tammany Mayor
Out jfaw York baa bad for a escalation oomea
to parcel out the spoils ot theorerwaebatas
-victory. There seema to bo Utile or no doubt
to tay quarter tha tho richest rrixelnthocift
of Mayor Grant-tie Chamberlainship of the
' ettroIJfewYoxk trill be conferred upon Elch-
Croker. or atlaaet be will be asked to accept It.
Though he has been a prominent man before
the public of KewTork for many years, few ac
curately kno-srhla personal history. He cornea
of excellent Irish stock, which occupies rev
eral paces fa "Burke's Landed Oentry." The
quality of leadership comes down to him from
aneestorawho hare been conspicuous in the
affairs of the United Kingdom, both at home
and abroad. Mr. Crokera grandfather was
Major Henry Croker of Quarteztowa. Ireland,
a Meier and Inspector General In the British
army. Hlacrandfathei'Bbrotner. John Croker.
was a General in the British army, andafter
ward Governor of Bermuda. The brothers
aerred in the same regiment tor some time.
another brother was Edward Croker. the
owner of Sweet BaHy-na-card." csahrined in.
mmp and prose, and dear to every Irishman's
heart. Other dlstiiienished members of the
family were Baron Feanifer. the crest Irish
jurist, and Croftoa Croker. a literary mas.
n Blchard Croker lata his 45th year. and. until
Terr recently, was fa the yery prima of health
and visor: but the Borers labor of the last
campaign haa temporarily affected bis won
derfully robust chjziquo somewhat, thoach it
is belisred that a short rest, away from the
cares of leadership. wQ completely restore
him to health. , Croker was born onKor.
2L18U.aXEoscarberry. Ireland. In the sum
mer of 185. when he was but 3 years of age.
his fW. Eyreeoote Croker. determined to
come to the United States. He disposed of a
life-interest in his father's estate, and reeeired
a sum of money that made him comparatively
independent. Mn Croker. his wile, and soTen
youns children. Blchard Croker being the
J youngest-sailed upon the packet Henry Clay.
Hr-Craker"" father had Ured the life of the
sen of a JrnA4 gentleman, and was fond of
ncTSes. In this way be had acquired a cou
rt rtrnhlakiiawtdin at -veterinary tnirEerr.and
tncxUized his kaowlaviga vary profitably here.
The Crokera first settled tn a pleasantlirtle
come on the Blooxsiasdale road. Toe land
upon which their house stood fa now a part ot
the Cenrral Par, aodthe oMhooaeln .which
1 f - He. Croker tried until his 7th year is still
TnTWrTjrniiei ilmfnir at tba upper end of the
Park. She family moTed down town alter their
come was swallowed up by the encroachments
of the Park, and youns ""hTrf ttnrfri tho,
public- school in West Twenty-seventh street
until bis 15th year. In IaS8 fee entered the
maehineabops of the lew York Central Eail
xoad. then r&" ia what fa cow known as
Madison Square Garden. He soon distin
cui&hed himself aa a mechanic, and became
mtrnmrty rn '" "-" M ooyta- This
ntay be said to be the warring point ot his po
litical UIo. Wbea ha had served aisBxvreatiee
ahtp be culcicd the Volunteer fire Depart
ment, and was elected engineer of his com
pany. At the outbreak of the eiTil war his
lather entered the armr. andadrancedtoths
cradeof a Captaincy ia the Engineer 'Corns.
. sereins most of the time under Gen. Sickles.
In 1867 Me Crater was orced to accept the
nomination for Alderman to succeed James
O'Brien, who bad just been elected Sheriff. Ho
accepted the nomination and was elected by a
tares majority. AtthocauaraUoaot his term
ha was renominated. He had as Ms opponent
a Terr popular Bejrablieaa. but he waa re
elected by a majority of 3.000. Ha con tinned
c-f ofSce by Tweed and bis associates, to whom
be was uniformly opposed. This opposition
took the term of an agreement on the part of
a majority of the Beard to oppose any measure
adroesfccl by Tweed and htoaaaoeiateat
Scon after bis retirement from the Board oi
imm Mayor Haiemeyer appointed Mr.
Croker Marshal to eoeeiJ.arrBars of taxes
under Gen. Hartra T. Bnrlfahnn. then Be
eerrer of Taxes. Tbouhtho bsstness of the
oCce was much ia arrears. Mr. Crokerde
Toted ftif so strenuously to the wort ot
stirrica up the city relnetaat dabtora that
within four m"tttt"L he tniroUwl oxer to Gen.
-v.v.h i.HtHM nun Thb wiped out all
of the then outtandins Indebtedness in the
way ot arrears, and. not wtshlnir todraw a
alary when there was no wutx to periorm. he-
IresisnsdL Tboush he had absolute control of
tee money he coBeesed. and cbeeka were
drawn to his order, fa erery instanee blsao
Lt jta wr m pi tnrct n rmi sn a'm'MTTT'ry --
DcSbe all these years Sfr. Croker was a eoa
sstentaad ardent member of Tammany Ball.
. John Kedy. whose most notable eharactaristio
aaa leader. perhaps, was bisabilirr to rccoc
iTt hooesry and capacity fa the yooxcer
members of Tammany UalL marked out youns
Croker lor his parUcalarfaToc. Theybecame
dose friends, and the triendsfein lasted until
Mr. EeBy'a death. Ia many respects Hr.
Crokera character stroncty reeeabtesthat of
3ir.EeQy. lie fa a man of tneotacetdettrral
BaUos.aadef the fewest possible wofds. Hts
word Is his bead, and bo nearer ctres it Uxhtlr.
His eromiase. like Mr. EeUy". haw the sacred
Bass of relirjoca tows, aaa are meant to be
kept beyoeJall peradrettnre. It is said by a
BtominestTaastany man, that ar. Kelly said
of Xr. Croker on oae occasion: "Dick Is the
Boetost work ot God aa honest mas.
Ia 1873. when Mr. Croker was ia his thir
tseta year, he was nominated for Coroner, then
aaoatraef far creater importasee than tils
CI aow Tba CeroBers were paid by fees, and the
-4 sTerase iscoeae of a Coroner was JiSXOOa
yeacfeatead of tba present salary of SSJ009 a
year. It had also a cuncsprr-rnr cly creater
tvJitVjI fiff-tMr Mr. Croker was ejected.
fa the fofiowtsxT taB. co errtm day. oc
tjiSesKy occurred near the polls taThiraaTe
, woe. sear Thirty ecord street, and a man
. yir.n wm e- Mr. Croker. who
rverer carried a Distol la his Ufa. was charred
with the sfeootteS of VrKmvx That itteVahr
crew oct of thecoatest for CouErees between
Jamas OTJrisa and Abraca S. Hewitt, acd the
chaiao was aaade against Mr. Croker by friends
of Hr.OBrleo. It waa the oatsrowth of years
of straaiefor poHiical mattery between.Hr.
OXriea and Mr. Croker. Mr. Kelly aaid. in faet.
that Mc. Croker was the oaly man ia Now lcrfc
atthatUsBawto eoald socoesafnUy cope wrth
CfBrieSLWhowasatthe aaaith of hts popBisr
br aeaeac the yoonc men of the town.
sranCaPa frieadsbeiiend that tba
enxreehad aey leemdatioa. Mr. Eetlyia par
ticular stood cp ateadfastly fa hlidefKie.a
mkstowerof strcacth. Mr. Crokert. trial
rwaasd fa the HsxtmmKntttom. Time
has ezstatosd all that appeared donhtf r.l. area
j to hie enemies, at the time, and there U now
probabtyBossaafathe cxtyof New lorkwbo
beUeies that there erar was anysuSesect
croardfortfce chars asahtst Mr. Croker. It
usaid " the Jodce who presided at his
trial. Jadse larreti. wrote a saoaz letter to
thUeSeetaboBt a year ar&when Mr. Croker
waaacaadtdate for the Manhattan Oab.
Mr.CrokerUamaa of a atoculariy peaceful
aatara. Thoach yautmiiH of artrsorrtlniry
atreasth.be fsatow to anser. aad U known to
cTarrs4roaaUyoabaittad tosoneh more aa-
EOTaceethan would t tolerabTO ansa tesa
. , cecaeioc this own abBry to daiet absueU
1 at the ereeer time. At the .same Use lad-
11 UntaU his life show that be is a maa ol nc-
- ctocbtad coarase. J5ocb after the McKaana
Ttf' efiscde bewaaiaformed that certain trtsads
V e MrKetica had -rowed to kill Mm npoasicht.
ju he was walkins down Third axenoe with a
I friead he saw seTpral of tfcfse men rtaodiar
at the floor vf a totrooa. 1U waswalkicjcoa
I theoutsMe. nthoot erriBK ataaaaa. .hesald
9 aakasA Atjheead of atstam.lalgie.ha
aad went mt of ofltce en Jaa.1. 1S86L Attae
request ot Mayor Edsoa he becaa a caadMate
for AMerman. and was elected. Then Mr. Bd
same time acpototlna: the prreent Justice Oor
maaaroUce macistrats. Mr. Croker was re
appointed a rire Commlssli'nnr by Mayor
Hewitt, his close aad warm friend for many
years, about a year aco. rBccredlnc Coambv
sioner bralth. whose term bad expired, aad
present lire Commissioner rotter waa ap
pointed br Mr. Hewitt to all Mr.Croker'a ua
nxrired term. As has been raid, his promotion
to the office of City Chamber- lain Is beUrred
tobeaqoestionot but a few months.
Mr. Croker rise to the suprecm leadership
etTammany Hall has been sradnaLaad the
direct result of bard and enthusiastic work la
the cause ot Tammany. When it became evi
dent to wren Mr. Kelly's wannest friends, who
were loath to betlere the truth, that MrTKeUy
could not reeorer. Mr. Croker' waa adraaced to
the deputy leadership under Mr. Kelly, with
the risbt ot soceession. He was belleredto
possess many of the characteristics which bad
made Mr. hjlr the most successful leader
that the politicians of New Tort: had erer
known. Like Mr. Kelly be was possessed ot
sound ludcmeat. creat foresleht. much fores,
and utter fearlessnen In carrying out the plans
he beliered to be best for bis orcanizaUoa.
like Mr. KeUr. alo. he was known to be
a man who nerer said "yes" when he meant
"no." Durinc the but eampalcn. when the
friends ot Mr. Oreland were endesTorins to
obtain a union In this county, one ot the most
conspicuous of national statesmen came to sea
Mr. Croker on an errand ot local party union.
Mr. Croker listened closely, as he always does,
bet said nothing The rlsitinc statesman
poured out a ceaseless torrent ot fine phrases.
At last Mr. Croker politely but firmly cut him
short, sayinc. "Come to the point, sir: wben
Fa toll me. in so many words, what you want,
will tell you what I can do." Since be has
been in control of the affairs ot Tammany uni
form success nas been her lot.
31c. Croker is a man of domestic habits. He
lives In a handsome brown-stone house at
Mount Morris 3renue and 123d street opposite
Mount Morris Park. He is deroted to his wife
end their six children. He Is a strictly tern-
Serate man in all ot his habits, and is a stn
rnt. dcTctlns much time to ceneral readinc.
He Is a deront Bomaa Catholic, aa are all ot hts
family, and he is a recular attendant at his
church. Uisfatberdiedinl8Sl.and histaother.
since then, has mado her home with a daugh
ter, the wifeof Deputy CororerWm. T. Jenklna.
The recent reports as to Mr. Croker's health
bare been much exasserated. He has no con
stitutional trouble whaterer. As the result ot
the tremendous work of the last election, when
be piloted Tammany to an unexampled suc
cess, he becan to suffer, about a month aco.
with IntUcestlon. He went to Iakewood. by
the adrice of bis physician, so a to be com
pletely free from political cares, and is well.
TUB SEW AGBICVLTV11E.
TCarveraal BaMirtcatlaa Oaly m. Uttle Way
Tux Sex was tiro first paper In the world
to take the responsibility of deelarins that irri
gM,v is to become al.perradlns. and that not
a decade is likely to pass before tillers of tho
boD will bo everywhere tainting their lands.
None will think of attemptins to farm it with
out dcinc so. and sab-lrrieation at that. He
.A. X. Cole of TSeriSTHle. AUecaay county. writes
to say that letters from all parts of the United
States continue to reach him making inquiries
touchins what be terms bis "new acd
culture.' Me, Cote's system is attracting
attention in erery country of the world, since it
does not call for sorjnss. streams, peeds or
l.trt. ttat wherever his methods are applied
these make an appearance, and when they
come they come to stay. TTheioier dews
dista. rains descend, snows fall, and ice
melts alone the mountain sides, there is Mr.
Cole at home with his made wand ot sub-
"xrisation. .. . .
It is only four fears since Mr. Cole appeared
before the American public with his theories for
asystam of aH-perTading irricatloa. So revolu
tionary and startling were his theories, that not
an acnenltnral journal nor an agriculture
writer could at first he found, outside tot
the Ihubaaiman of Klmlra. N. Y-i ,", -Armstronc.
editor, to take position by his side,
Kow. however, scarcely a newspaper la the
land can be found, more especially since-Tax
Sirs- opened its columns to this aO-important
sub'ect. which has not made more or less men
tion of It: while searco a public speakeC dis
coorsinc on issues connected with acrlcultnro
and hortieulrure, holds back from expressinc
aa opinion upon it.
Most emphatic at these utterances are those
of CoU H. w. Wilson, in a recent address before
tt MassaehnsattsHortieultural Society, as fol-
Iowsr .. s
"About 5OJ0OO calloss of water are ordinarily
required to ctvo an acre of land a proper satu.
ration, and no irrisatfoacan beatansatiafae
torr which attempts to do any-less, aa the
sardener has often observed, both in the creen
houseand the sarden. a slisht waterincottea
proves only an accravation. and oftectlntes an
injury, while the only benefit is derivedrrraa a
thotrush drenehinc: so in our rllmste wish cr
dinary soils such aa are found to be adiaata
ceousiy cultivated. It will require about .two
inenes In depth, over the entire surface, to
make a useful irritation of almost any crop.
This, with what will be lost by leakasa acd
evaporation, will amount to 5O000 caEons,
-For vegetables and small fruits the value of
water would be ereatly mcreased in dry years.
while for strawberries the benefit would be
creater than anythins of which cultiratois
Eavehitherto dreamed. Drought is the con
stant oread of the strawberry erower. as tea
strawberry ha thirsty plant, and seldom; ca
waterenough. . ....
Of sub-lrrisation. one creat advantage of
this method is that it avoids the enormous
evaporation and consequent loss of heat and
mcisture sastaised whenever the surface of
the ground is moistened in summer. It has
been successfully used aa a largo scale ia Cali
fornia. - It is very evident from, common experience
thatfnjurious draughts are Increasing ia f re
auescy. and the careful consideration of the
subject will developtha fouowins rimpV bat
Tfcat.wbalever the cause of this deftaency of
xcoistare. whether from the destruction of the
lorests or not. the simplest and cheapest rem
edy at the hands of the acrieilrurist is irriga
tion. . .
Tbafc whenever a supply of water can do ob
tained, tho cost of Damping it Trill not exceed
three cents per 1X00 caUons for an amount of
ltXOOO caUons cer day pumped to a heirnt ct
fifty feet above the surface ot the water, whldi
cost will include the necessary repairs and de
creciarica and Interest on the cost of the cec
cfeary fixtures and leiaiiolr: this is lesarthaa
one-etxth the price charged by U,- city of Bos
ton for metered water, aid considerably less
th7 the prjce charred for irrigation in any
place where tba present generation haa con
structed the works and seeks to make them
pay a remunerative rffrome-
ti.' should a brock or spring rot be availa
ble, there are but tew places where aa adequate
supply may cot te obtained by slnktnz wwls.
-That the cost and arrangement o the work
wulvaryso machwith the diSereat locations
and eireumstanees that no schedule of cost cm
boctrea: bet the eases wia be rare where m
to SLa discreetly expended, will notfurnkh
ample waterier the irriratioacf fifteen acres
-That the preservation of a single crop tn a
yrarof rn-"1 droosht would reimburse the
- That the oceaive ssfnnncn of Irrmocitr
from the effects of drought should indaceall
cultivators to secure at once the means ot trxt
caaag their land ff possible. .
-That, besides the security aSorded fat the
ease of aa excessive drought, it wEl te foaad
that water can be used very tcogtahryia almost
any season with a'creat variety of crops." -
II nmilnHi Tnlmlrs
In the corner by a doortray that leads to
another portioa of the dg establishmeat of
the Lewiitco pj Coetcaar. ia Lewiston.
near the west eed of the loas machine shop
stands the new hydraulic tress. It fa a mon
ster. Us lour huge pillars ot steel littles, cp
rlxBt. nearly to the ceiling. In its makeup are
thutr-slx teas of Iron audits base rests npea
lOCM brick. Wben it squats, its pumps so
quietly, but its rreeswtels like that ot
two taocntains drawn irresistibly toartben,
It marks a ttocxard ioo witheut exertioa.
acd inea ju!ds to that acoiher thooand toes,
aI12iJtoa.or t.tuCUW roends. The press
is used for presslas calender rolls. j.
On Monday, wheal: was exerting a pressjrra
of USVi toss, the mil burst tiib a cots like
thunder. The wfcde shoo seemed to lilt. Dust
ailed the shop until it teemed like the aSBOke
of cowder and of tattle, lioose beJtawera
yirf-r Ehatinswas broken aadcJassias
iaitsplacea. The roll stood upright, bat ffati
ousiy irT Every poruaa of it seemk to
havebarat. The rarer in little shredsfcuajr
from its orfa. The layers rt separated.
aaa it seemed to have tea sbej at by a,tat
tery of ctape. packing off little bits here, end
Tbe Mr iron cottar at the ton. that Urcade
caarcoal iroa. tai spU: ia fonr or C ve pfvs
. bad Eown swift ascaaaja bans In audi
roctions. Each of those etetderiindricaltisees
of Iro-x weighing Sfty poonds apiece, had
been propelled to tfco walls of the shop. Oca
UdstrBcVashattaad cut it like a pipe stem.
Chains, whereter Byias Iroa had struck them.
were rut ia two.75B1Lhd. Ue.-!g:
tered like ess shells. One piece of the
iron, a ftfty-pounder. bad .JBeen threjrn
fifty feet oa a perfecUy stralzht Uae about
tea feet Irosa the Boor aad throurhjthe
shop, and bed beea buried half oat of sight
pitoe stone, brick and mortar of the wad. Oee
piece of iron sinks: una of the 4xs olfbo
iiyAia.i!r. Ivnded al.' and wbi icta-Jli'
ins had to be stopped. AUrg-iUtfceintbeeast
part oftheafeor was struck by a piece of Waa
and wae'eoszpletely shattered, aad a Boy
CHttiyS PUY IN CONGRESS.
new mue n wabxko nr not bovbk
Or BKPBKSK TAimX.
rwilMIIIIti or TfaeW atoryl rrtsee
Sebate ew the attract "JTma Bm-rtcsUes
tar TlM-Huris tr sae.Msakcr.
'Washtsgtox. Dec 9-Any man can tan
da a Bah Una. but not one in ten can untangle
IL' It is easy to involve a deliberative body la
a, parHames tary saaii. but not one in a hun
dred can tmraral It. Scores of young men In
terested la debating societies have learned to
tbefr sorrow that the study of Cushlng's Manual
dees Krl carry with it a practical knowledge ot
Its rules. The brightest of men is apt to loose
his head when in the chair. Minds ashrewd
as his own are below him. ready to profit by
the least ot bis mistakes. All remorselessly
badtsex him oa the first opportunity. Points of
order are made, and puzxllnc questions ot
privilege momentarily confront him. Once
rattled.be Is conn. Every effort to re.etseblm
celt fixes him more firmly in the parliamentary
mud. He must either counsel with clearer
beads or trust to an adjournment for relief.
The possibilities of parUinentary practice
were aptly illustrated In the Houselast April.
The plummet sounded depths never reached
before. The House finally surprised itself. It
wound Itself Into a knot that only the sword of
aa Alexander could untie. Mr. Carlisle is as
dear-beaded as any ot his predecessors, yet
he lost himself In the maze of his own de
cisions, and only regained his footing .by the
kind consideration of equally clear-beaded
parliamentarians on the floor. The details may
be dry. but they will interest thousand who
enjoy such tilts. .... . ...
The trouble aroee in the consideration of the
Direct Tax bill. It was debated In Committee
cf the Whole for one afternoon. On the next
day Ezra Taylor, who had charge of It. tried to
limit debate to an hour. Its opponents wanted
six hours. Taylor would not give way. and
after a sharp cent succeeded in making tus
limit, no then moved to so into committee
on the bin. The opponents ot the measure
were fUhtins tor time. It was of vital Im
portance to them to keep tho bin out ot opm
ralitee. These lour motions Ind Icatn their line
Cea. Osio-t more tkat th nmM tats a nets anal
S -tiers IfckcTrxirc . . , ,..
Ca-WtaTtT Iiot to utd tat noa by utt
ine mt -S rt-rf aixl to.rtlar -4 'dock.-
Mr. Bickian4j ar I more aa anrataent t tas
arm Brat ut Um nam b takta atU 4 -JO s tlock.
Gca. Wmttt Trndju Uum lawkmt. 1 mn da tba
The Speaker put the question on tho latter
motion, and said the noes seem to have it.
Gen. Oates wasted all the time possible by se
eurlnc the yeas and nays. It takes about forty
minutes to call them. The motion was lost.
Oates. however, voted yea with a view of mov
ing a reconsideration. He had bitten off more
ti.n he could chew. Tbe Sneaker ruled his
motion out. basing tie ruling upon the deci
sion of the Chair on a point ot order made dor
Ins the second session of the Forty-fifth Con
crtta. He declared the reconsideration ot a
vote oa adjournment out ot order, because
a motion to adjourn can bo repeated
again and again after other business
has Intervened. The question next came on
the 4:80 amendment ot Mr. Breckinridge. Gen.
Oates moved to table it. The speaker said
that a motion to table an amendment was not
la order. Mr. Taulbee then moved to table
Oea.Oatess motion for a 5 o'clock recess and
all the pending amendments. The Speaker
replied, that ft was not in order to lay either
amotion to adjourn or a motion for a recess
upon the table. Tbe full parliamentary mHl
was then applied to the Breckinridge amend
ment. Thaveas and nays panned out 3 to 177.
This left the situation thus:
J. OastsltBMiaiiforanceMBBtilSr. H.
Z. Wcavtrss o'clock aocBdiaeal.
The tansla crew worse under these compli
cations: a Amea&MZt to Twrt 4 o'clock uniant
r.n., ito una IO A. M. OCmd trj Ejrm Taylor, wbo
& Xotfea tnat when tfco lloaaoaCtocnioitbo tODMt
yaaB&ntii to sails oct " rratay " aad buert
' Tee latter was offered by Mr. Brectinridge.
He at first moved to amend by making it " Fri
day at 10 o'clock.- Tbe Speaker ruled this out
ot order because it involved a chance of the
fules. The House might take a recess until 10.
but it could not adjourn until that hour. Gen.
Sayne made a point ot order against motion
bintheUst above. Hesald that the motion to
adjourn had tho priority. Mc Carlisle replied
that a rations to fix a day toe the lead over a
Baotioa to adjourn cr take a recess. The Cth.
6th. and 4th motion in tne list went to crass.
Fully two hours were spent in roll callajtho
yeas and nays being drawn out on each. This
eft the list thus:
- t- Oauow motion for a rorcos tratH s r. K.
, x. Weavers aawaMBtBnni 4 JT. 3L
X TojJoeaiBOtotfayattoornrndiaffatcgtlllOA. SL
v'cen. "Weaver then moved that when the
House adjourns it adjourn to meet oa Monday.
As the motion was made on Wednesday. Mr.
i Taulbee raised the point of order that neither
Hosse could adjourn for more than three legis
utrrn Cars without the sanction of the other.
The Speaker said that it was exactly three leg
islative days Thursday. Friday, and Saturday.
Mr. Taulbee replied that if the House ad
"jocrns to meet again to-morrow, that is one
day. If we adjourn to meet on Friday, that Is
two days: and It on Saturday, that is three
days.' The Chair ruled the motion out of
order for a different reason, thus:
Tfeo lastvoto preevdiax tlioene Jost taken wasoaa
saotlea teeOJosni cm asnl mtay. It baabmdo
dcame ta tbo nracdceoC tho llosac tbatanhosza
ta imri-n to aiocra ever saay o rvpeasea. oome ta
tuiOMUx Ijfffn-y xacst havo taken placo beforo t&o
laoUoacaaagaafcoln orter. oa It fcao oeen Loldtliax
a SBoaoa to ojAJoexn is aoc XBca taUTTCL'oax bsaoca.
Gea. Weaver then wanted a recess until S P.
H The Speaker reminded him that there was
amotion for a recess pendins see 1 on the
list), and two amendments to it. which were
the limit of amendments In that direction.
This brought up the zra Taylor 10 A. Si.
It becan to look as though the filibusters
were losUia ground. Onintroanrlnghlnsmsnd
ment. Taylor had demanded the previous ques
tion. This was SDparently a waste of time.
He now saw bis mistake and withdrew his ds
xnand. Mr. McMillia renewed It. Thomas B.
Beedprotrsted.cn the croend that the only
object of the previous question is to limit de
bater and debate was already limited by the
rulesof the House on this question. U there
caa be co debate, how can there be a previous
-That may be a good reason why the House
should refuse to order the previous question.""
replied the Speaker, "but the motion for the
-previous question Is to order."
He added that it ordered now it would eper
ate upon the whole series of motions, first npoa
Ujependinz amendments and then uoca Gen.
Oatesls original motion for a recess. (Seeloa
the lists. This startled Mr. McMillia. He
Quickly withdrew the demand. Mr. Beed
promptly renewed it. Thereupon Mr.Breck
tnrldge becan to tie a sailor's knot. He moved
iot M- VWniin be excused from votinc oa
the readinc question. Tbe laiot at first sUpped.
Tom; Beed -withdrew his demand for the pre
vious question, and the question fell back on
Taylors 10 A. M. amendment. Tbe Speaker
was about to put It. when Mr. Breckinridge re
minded him thai ho had arUen to a privileged
anotioa. 'The gentleman from Arkansas.' re
pUsdMr. Carlisle, "a&ked that the gentleman
beexrcfed from voting on the pending ques
lioa. which has since beea withdrawn.'
He referred to Tom Bead's action. The yeas
asd nays were ordered oa TayWIs amend-mnt-
Before they were taken Breckinrklce
mowed his motiao to excuse Mr. MeMllllo.
The knot caught and defied all attem pts to un
tla it- .The motion was put and tellers were
aopolated ca tba point of no quorum before
tie frttnds of the measure recovered from their
astociihmeat. Then Mr. Caswell inquired
-whether Mr. B.s motion was privileced.
"lio." reriied the Speaker. "It ictrrenes
bow because the rule directs that a member
ahaO vote oa each question put unions he is
-r by the House, and It is alio provided
that the mrthn to excuse him shall be made
before dtvisioa or the becinniss of a roll call."
Oa anoint o.' order made by Mr.Burrowa.
Mr. Carlisle ackacwiedced that under the rules
the motion would not be la order prnrilnc a
Bsotloa to adjourn or to adjourn over, nor after
the main question is ordered, nor pending tbe
demand lor the previous question. The rule
spedeeaUy excepted thoe cases, and no oth
ers. Ice pesdinc qnestioa here was not to
adwixs.ciuttotal;earrress. iir. Burroo-s le
rnfwJedtiai that the admission ot theaa mo
lions in4ecirr might prevent tbe House
from 'takinc a recess. The Speaker replied
.that they did not prevent the House from ad
iertiw&L thereby terminating Its session. As
ItwaaTuie point ol orderwas mado too lata,
because tho House was actually voting npoa
qccseSfciawhea it was raised. Tom Beed
)n5iatedTfcat the applieatyo for aa excuse
tnebt to come from the gentleman who sought
to be excssed. but the Speaker decided that,
when mado. it was a proper parliamentary
cbotion. and he supposed that a gentleman
epe'd make any prorer parliamentary motion
. Alter qinehdUecssioa asd mere confusion.
Xr. Sowaea aptexled from tbe decision of toe
Cfcair. The auction was put. aad a division
onered.Gor. McCreary senred the, yeas and
jiayo.aiuf the Clerk was aboctto cadtheroU.
wben Mr. Cannon of IllinoU dumfoanded the
Speaker by movies that Mr. McMHIia be ex
cnedfrna voting oa tbe appeal.
TT division was demanded. Tbe Speaker saw
ffadilaassa, Tbe House was rapWlr drifting
fato the ajaomalous situation of haringtwo sets
cdleJlerabpon tbe floor atoneeia the ascer
amines, el a quorum upon diHertnt qurstiooa.
SzTMeJUUa came to the rescue. He said be
luul pot souaht to bo rebeied by the lnterpoei
soomea to enjoy the snarl caused lr tbe over
futijtcorblssw'ctol ondrr. Mr. LarliUe said
IhaTb he-l V" feel'as In ti1" nailer. Herin..
tiy ilJtrJ tlieh'j-e!.g:ve itj. lwt Idgmwil
uatheqaestton trithuut tegard to an,' decUVin
cftha Chair. 1 hea he. aipralicclr asked Mr.
McseUtiridgo whether be koslstod uoa hiamo
b2si JaaaaJakKea m9&5jtimtWUO
pendtBC "Ce Is. tl motion toexcnsels not
la order aad the second is that oae member
baa not the right to more another member
shall be excused. Tbe Chair, baa overruled
both pointa.- He wanted a division ol : the
questloacvMr.Scwdea'aatipeaL Mr. Carlisle
said that It the appeal was withdrawn be could
submit to the House whether it was competent
for one member to move to excuse another
from voting oa a motion for recess. Mr.
Sowden withdrew his appeal. Here Mr. Breck
Inrldgasettled toe whole matiertrrwlthdraw
lnc his motion to excuse Mr. McMfilln from
voting. There waa some question as to the
Precedent established by the Borer's action.
Mr. Kandall said that lie Chair bad decided
Sothlne except that tbe mere motion of Mr..
reekinridee was ia order. Business then
proceeded as follows:
1. Toorartor to a. H. oaniitmont
X A. saouoe m adMnra.
X A taouoa to adJoBm to Mosday.
loatool to rrway. ...
X Bwaeat to tbo umtoil ta Hataraay.
. Xo vooram votias mi nodoaS.
a A BotJoB to aojooni (looo.-
to. Oaonatoualao. aad a sudoa to ebetSM with
fOTteer proroeolnam aadev eaU contod.
I. anouoB torxooilarr So. lOloat.
IX A taoOon tsadlonra loot.
It a Bucion to adjourn lon.u u
IX A neons takoa at 1 31 A. at. U 1 1 S A. M.
Bay after day was lost la similar motions,
until the legislative day of Wednesday lasted
nearly a week, wbea a compromise was ef
fected upon a throe days discussion of the bin.
At tho end of the three days a vote was taken
and the bin was passed. Aatos J. Crasnscs.
SOT JJJXAD JU? AST MXAXX
Then awe 8UI1 Bnnao Cewaty Beaaoerats
aVeft. and TaVjr an Net KioUog
Those persons who havo been confidently
counting on tho demlso ot tho County Democ
racy organization as tho result of the dot eat of
its county ticket and local nominees last
month are likely to bo disappointed. So far
from being about to disband or to lay down Its
arms, the leaders ot the County Democracy
wore never so perniciously active against Tam
many as they have been durinc the past low
days, and If they had shown half tho visor a
month ago that they havo recently displayed it
is probable that CoL Murphy, their candidate
lor Sheriff, would have carried mora than two
Assembly districts in twenty-four, and more
votes would have bean polled for their varioos
Tho Countr Democracy differs from the
numerous and various Democracy organiza
tions which havo preceded it ta opposition to
Tammany In that it stands for political prin
ciple, not tor the recognition of this or that
leader. Ia other days a popular Democrat de
nied a voice In Tammany would put himself
at the head at a movement to overturn the so-
firemacy ot Tammany, and would have as fol
owers other district leaders. Thus Mozart
Hall rose, nourished, and lasted until Fernan
do Wood, its master spirit, obtained from Tam
many tho recognition Its leaders bad denied
him Similarly the Democratic! Union organ
ization disbanded when Big Judge Connolly cot
from Tammany the tat office of Begister after
bavins been, as his friends alleged." counted
out" ia bis race for Sheriff in the election pre
vious. Apollo HaU. founded in 1871 to advance
the political fortunes of James O'Brien, died
In 1873 when those fortunes were effectually
snuffed out. Irvine Hall owed its strength to
the presence in the Sheriff's office first of Peter
Bowe and then of Alexander V. Davidson.
When the former joined Tammany and the lat
ter left abruotly for Mexico, tho decadence of
Irvine HaU began, and its endorsement of Be
Lancey Nicoll in 1887 mrsninmsted its extin-
Butthe County Democracy stands not for the
ambition of any leader, or the recognition of
this or that ward chlettaln. but tor the great
underlying Democratic, principle ot district
representation. This principle. Jefrersonlanln
its Democracy, presupposes and exalts the
voters themselves as the source and fountain
head of all political power. Whoever tho Demo
cratic electors choose in a district to lead them
must lead, not the choice of the men ia any
central assemblage or conference. For exam
ple. Patrick Keenan Is by common consent the
representative of the Twelfth Assembly dis
trict. The leaders ot Tammany In session In
Fourteenth street do not like Mr. Keenan as a
loader. Tbeyprefer this 1 merely an Ulns
tratlon Mr. Woltman or Mr. Hanly or Mr.
BosenthaL The primary election occurs in the
Twelfth. Mr. Woltman leads one ticket : Mr.
Keenan leads the opposing one. It would be
the principle of Tammany to put in charge of
the district tbe man deemed most acceptable
at headquarters. It would be the principle of
district representation to put in chares not the
man chosen by the central power, but the mm
chosen by the Democratio voters themselves.
It is not claimed by any intelligent netson
that Tammany uniformly ignores or that tbe
County Democracy uniformly observes this
principle, but so long as one Democratic or
ganization adheres to' It. and the other doesnX
there will always be two Demoeratie orsarnxa
ttons.asd the failure ot either to win at the
polls will not cause Its rtHhandmg. , . ,
The County Democracy was organized in
1880. and has been a factor, and an important
factor, in local politics for eight years. It was
never better led than it is to-day by Mnuraee
J. Power, a gallant Captain In the hours of vic
tory, but a splendid General ia the days ol de
feat. He Is a leader of education, ot sagacity,
ot astuteness, and of cluck, an honorable op
ponent and a manly loser, who enjoys alike the
respect ot political friend and partisan fee.
Below will be found the list of the district lead
ers of the County Democracy on the occasion
of its foundation eight years ago. and a state
ment of the present position or destiny ot each :
I. MJicU nr XoTdtoRaUaIt!a&o.
X Vbooua r. WaJjfe Onhand.
X Daniol CTXiIty.... On band.
4. Tbooao Saiolda.... .......... Jolaod Taznaaay.
X XJchaol jcorton. .......... ...Jeiaod Ta&aasy.
a.rttxIL Joots.- . - Ontaad.
T. Edn-ardCoocor OnbaBd.
ajfetnard Cesser 5- .
X JotaB-VoortJoi Ontaad.
IX William r. mirfill ... ..On hand.
H. J. Uonry rord On hand.
IX ratnek Oonan.. .... OaUal
IX Sctaoa J. Waiarbary - .. ...aovod from dhtrlrt
it Jaaoo Bab; Onbaad.
IX TOoraas rowlran On band.
ta ItasruoJ. roBcr .Onbaad.
IT. Ilcary aarrmy tin band.
ia Haacrt u rbotapaon. - ...Dead.
IX rater a Xamn9. ... ..IMad. .
2X llnuj fiiiiin. Ir WffTiiTTnnTnnr
at, Jamoa J. Colao.. Dead.
3X JnlTW Vl rnnmiTTH Ji-t J TunBiwr
axBlnoXntlu Joined Tunmar.
14. Utnir D. ramiy. Jetnod Tasmanr.
EecnpltuUUon On band in chaise of their
respective districts as eight years ago. 12;
dead. 4: moved. 3: joined Tammany, o. Total.
24. Thomas Shields belongs to the Jeffer
aonlans" who are in "'" with but not
members ot Tammany.
Whether the term of the Commissioner of
Public Works and of the Corporation Counsel
expires on May 1. 18S9. as the law evidently In
dicates, or whether, as many County Demo
erato claim and hope, these two officials are to
retain these offices beyond that time, the loss
of them, which is inevitable at some period in
Mayor Grant's term, win be a serious blow to
the political fortunes of that organization, re
lying to some extent, though less than It has
ia the past, oa the use ot patronage to keep Its
followers la line and to supply many of its
more active adherents with places.
Though bereft of the enormous patronage of
the Department of Public Works and of the
Ccrroratioa Counsel's offiee. with its many
and important bureaus, the County Democracy
will not enter upon the year 1889 without a
considerable amount of political patronage.
The most important ot the offices, in a party
sense, in this municipality is that of the Dis
trict Attorney. The Incumbent of thatof3ce
has a control, which is almost arbitrary, over
6.000 or 7 'Meases wherein Indictments have
been found, and of the score upon scores of
cases which come up every term lor detormLna
tioa. many of tnem petty and venial offeaees
wherein the ends of justice are not- defeated
by the timely Intervention ot friends In behalf
of a defendant who Is very far Iroa being a
criminal. Ia the good old time, when there
was a Bepubllean District Attorney in New
York, that official cave theBepubUcan party
its bii'iVii la this county, and the powers of
the ?"'-'l if exercised, are. by reason ot now
legislation, even greater now than they were
then, livery man In the District Attorney's
office, from John B. Fellows down, is a County
Democrat, or was one when appoint ed.
adofike almostjas fvaiuaWa tor a local or
eaniration. wbea considered la a political
sense, is that of the OomprtoUer. who audits
the various claims presented against the city,
and who sign? tho warrants upon which pay
menta are made. Comptroller Myers is a
County Democrat aad a member of the Gen
eral Committee d that orcaniratioa in the
Twenty-first Assembly district. Tbe chiefs in
tbe various departments lathe Comptroller's
office are. nearly all of them. County Democrats.
Another department, the patronage of which
i Urge, and tho political Influence of which is
considerable, is the Departmest of Public
Parks, with tlOOjOOO a year to spend and a
big force of ParkpoUcsmea tails emeloy and
selection. Three of the four Park Commls
slcDers Meaerx Uobb. Hatchings, and Towle
are County Democrats, and all three are active
members of the organization.
A fourth branch of the city's service wherein
tho Connty Democracy Is still potential as a
political orranlratlon Is that of the police
courts. Oa the bench cf thate alt Maurice J.
Power. Daniel O'lloiUr. Henry Murray. James
T. Kilbreth. and J. IL Ford, all of them County
Democracy leaders aad controlling, aa they do
by their votes, the orcinlrallonol the Board.
A large amount of patronage coes with the
Department of Street Cleaning, the bead of
which Is a County Democrat. James B. Colo
man. Its expenses are SL3SQ0OO a year.
Tbe other departments which arei of impor
tance in a political way. and which hare County
Democrats at the bead cf Item. cr the lo
partinrat of Juiors lat tl.o bead cf nhieh Is
Charles Brlllyl. and that l IVcfc. 'I he organ
isation has a!o oae Police Commissioner
l Voorhltl. three District Ouurt Judges i Murray.
l"fc"i and aoldfoselL together with the
t&ssjtvlaactao. taapabMo swfeeks. a raajor-
DffimESTING TURF EYEN3S.
tub jrxc-amr spjutto kxakk to u
RVS AT TBB'BKOOKLia TBAOL,
natere-TsTevanewtb, Par, aoaa tat Beeb
aooktro 1-aoby BaMwtaa Ontks-Kasr-each.
McCarthy's Wenatj a ft ml Xeten.
Current talk among tarfltes now njUbw
to entries tor the rich stakes which will close
oh Jan L
to race, announce fourteen stakes to dose on
Tuesday. Tba star attractions are the Great
American Stakes for two-year-old, which is
guaranteed to boot the Talue of 120000. This
will be the most valuable prize ever raced for
In tho spring, either ta England or America,
That It will receive a Urea additional en
try to tho 124 already nominated is anured.
,Tho Brooklyn Handicap has heretofore
been a sensational race. Tbe one to be run ia
Hay promises to excel previous spring handi
caps. It will bo worth 110.000. ot which
tho second horse will receive U.000
and the third ttOOO. All the high
class horses may be-expected to contend for
this grand prize. The Bard. Earns, and Tara
coa will probably represent the stable of Mr.
Cassatt: Flrenri will probably carry Mr. Oss
ein's colors: tho Dwyer Brothers will havo
Hanover. Kingston. Bella IV. Sir Dixon. Bessie
June, and others to choose from: the Chicago
Stable havo a strong team in Terra Cotta.
Bantalena. and Egmont. for Ecmont will be
trained again: while the field will comprise
.such rattling cood horses as Belridore, ExUa.
Gorco. Favor. Elkwood. Banburs. Quito.
Niagara, aad others. Tbe added money for
the meeting will average upward of $8,000 a
day. Kono of tho fourteen stakes now open
havo less than SL2S0 added, and the pursea.
handicaps, and overweight sweepstakes wfll be
ot tho same character aa formerly. Many en
tries havo already been received, but most
owners will hold off until the last minut.and
the full list will not be completed until the lat
ter part ot next week. The Brooklyn officials
look for a very large entry.
Other stakes that will closa here on Jan. 1
are the rich events for the June meeting of the
Coney Island Jockey Club and tho Futurity
Stakes, with t12J00 added, to be run at the tali
meeting otlSSL For the Suburban Handicap
of 1889 the club will add enough to make its
value $10,000. Tho other aU-atzed events for
the June meeting are tho Bay lUdge. Sheeps
head Bay. and Knickerbocker handicaps, the
Equality and Coney Island stakes, and Coney
Island Cuo. The Zephyr. Spring, and June
stakes are for two-year-olds, aad the volun
teer Handicap. Swift. Thistle, and Spindrift
stakes are for throe-year-olds. . Last year only
two ot these stakes were worth less than S4.000
each. In addition to these valuable fixtures
the programme for each regular day of tho
spring meeting will be composed ot a two-year-old,
a threo-year-old. and an all-aged stake,
and three other races, with ,600. $750. and
$1,000 added respectively. Many entries are
coming, in daily, and a fiood is expected this
There are several sorts ot selling races, but
the one above ail others that is sure to
draw a crowd to the judges' stand is the
one in which the winner is sold at auc
tion under the rules. What turfite will ever
forget the eagerness with which Father BUI
Daly and other sharp horsemen bid up a racer
that has won after slipping in with light weight
on an undervaluation by bis owner, or the ra
talitory bidding br owners who have had the Ir
horses taken from them after they had won aa
honest race. A selllnc race was the mala causa
of driving Mr. Pierre Lorillard from the turf.
With a viowof doing away with some ot the
abuses of these unsatisfactory contests, the
Turf Congress, which met at Cincinnati,
adopted a rule which has stirred up men who
enter their horses la these races to a feverish
pitch. The rulo reads:
InallMUlxLcracostha winner shan bo aold'by aoent
sealed Uda to bo dopoaitod ta a.plaeo dxisnattd by Uio
a09c!atton-irlUimfihanitantMariortbo doto of tbo
nca. tb bids to bo opened br tbo pnsidlnz lode, and
tbo icrjdu to bo divided betweon tbo second torso asd
Many assert that under the new rule owners
will have no chance to protect their property.
a in the case where bids are made openly, and
that It will bar poor owners from making en
tries. On the other band it fa argued that it wiU
reform sel lias races and break up combina
tions. The probability is that tho rule will
prove a failure.
A mysterious ,nir pervades the rooms of the
Monmouth Park Baeius'Asooeiation whenever
inquiries are made about the proposed exten
sion of the domain aad the straightaway mile
track. Secretory Coster smiles at Assistant
Secretary Croft, while Mr. Croft winks at vis
itors and remarks that there is really no news.
A letter in the Sportina World from Monmouth
says: " Last week a great many peoolo were
satisfied that negotiations for the purchase of
the Castler farm. or. more properly Eoeaklnz.
farms, had fallen through, but this week
the very same people claim that tne farms
have been sold. During the past week the
head surveyor was down here and told several
people that that tbo forms had been purchased.
In confirmation of this. John Castler says the
sale has beea completed, aad that he has his
sharo ot the money in bank. While these two
people, who. it would seem, ought to know
what they ore speaking of. claim that the sale
has been made. Bains Castler. who is equally
Interested, is just us positive that there has
bean no sale, and that the land Is still his."
TUehard Roche of St. Louis, backer of Jake
Sehaafer. and one ot the most influential book
makers in the country, imparted information
to a Gkibe-Democral reporter recently that fore
shadows betting trouble at Monmouth Park.
Mr. Itochs said that he had reeeired advices
from the East that unless the Monmouth Park
people had a care they would find themselves
cut by the bookmakers, who would refuse to
make books on that track. He said that the
Monmouth people were trying to Injure the
bookmakers interests simply because the lat
ter tried to secure the cheapest possible privi
leges from the track authorities. Even as It
was the bookie were compelled to pay more at
Monmouth Park than at Jerome Park, where
they secured stands at $50 a day. Mr.Boehe
said that there wasao troth ia the report that
the Bookmakers Association was likely to dis
band. Itwas organized to stay, and would re
main Intact. U the bookmakers held to their
avowed purpose to boycott Monmouth Park it
would go hard with tho Sow Jersey track. The
bis associations to the East can no more lire
without the bookmakers than the bookmakers
can live without the associations. Each finds
life from the other. Feop!e will not go to race
courses -unless they can bet, and Dookmakinc
is the popular form ot gambling on races."
Trainer B. W.Thomas, who lately withdrew
from Lucky Baldwin's racing stable, is an at
tendant at tho New Orleans races. Monansn,
the phenomenal light-weight jockey, said to
have been secured by Mr. Baldwin for next
season, is also In tbe Crescent City. He wfll
not ride for Mr. Baldwin. This conversation
took place between Mr. Thomas and Broad
Church" last week: ... .,...
-What about the Emperor ot Norfolk. Was he
a great colt, and will ha stand training again 7"
- A creat colt ? The best aad creat est I ever
laid eyes on. and I bare seen nearly aU the
cracks In tbe last dozen of years, including
Hindoo and Luke Blackburn. The racing pa b
Bc never realized bow good aa animal the Em
peror really was." ,
- Was the Injury to bis lex sufficiently serious
to suggest the idea that he will not stand the
training ordeal next season r"
"You see that big building over there: well,
Fll agree to jump over it If the Emperor Is ever
brought to a race. I ought to know as much
about tho matter as anybody, may be more,
aad 1 tell you now his racing days are ever,
because he Is hopelessly broken down."
"What Is the Baldwin procramme tor next
- Ho will have a pretty fair stable, even If bo
makes no new purchases, although hts batch
of two-year-olds this rear were rather a poor
lot. Soma of his yearlinrci are promising. Bob
Campbell, this year's assistant trainer, win
train the stable next year, and I believe leaao
M urphy will be the principal locker. Tbe only
Western point wheie the string will rare will
be at Chicago, aad from there they co East."
Milton Youns of Kentucky, the breeder of
race horses who bought Oasory from tbe Duke
ot Westminster, will return to the tart text
season with this string of youngsters:
Once Again. 2. by Onondaca Black Maria:
Bootmaker. 2. by Onondaca Nellie Booker:
Blessing. 1 by Onondaga Beatitude : Laura
Stone, i. by Hayon dOr Valeria, by YircU;
Iilantrre. , by LclapB-ltUnehe. J by Austra
lian: Tbe Lion. 4. by Billet Tecs, by TircU.
and the following yesrunea, coming J: Helttr
Skelter, by PeU MeU imp. Encore, by Cymbal ;
Glidaira. byOnondaraGlsdlola. by Glengarry,
and Wlinmer. chestnut colt, by Boasiier. dam
by Kins Eroatt. f
TheBeaverwrek Stable, owned by KclanA
Campbell. wfU have a formidable string ot
racers in next season's campaign. The horses
began practical training la Georgia recently
by winning lea races. Tbe stable has arrived
at New Orleans. It includes Klrkmaa. 5 years,
br Glengarry, dam Uoi;Lvcsiigut. 3 years, by
Locsfsllow. dam Fanny Melons: Oarsman. 4
years, by Onondaga Xellla Booker: Clay Stock-ton-oyears.
by Lisfow-Iida ajJnesjLove
Uesi oearsTlwTJS toV toUmjJ&li.
$Srte 9 -, QtarieVtts. fteM&H;
jTasoleaee. 4 years, br Glettels. darn Imrn
dvnre: Tudor.3 years, by Ilavon dOr. dam
Clemency: Cesslus. 3 years, by Longfellow.
dam Southern BeUe: Brown Princess, 2 years,
by Prince Charlie, dam Xannle.Blaek: Duchess
Way. a years, by VIrSl. dam Lava: two year
llnaa, oae by dermic, dam La Polka, and the
Other by Prince Charlie, dam Lu Esmeralda.
The filly Clay Stockton 's the cem ot tbe string.
She woo five of the Geori&a races, beating race
horses when she carried 136 pounds.
Knapsack McCarthy, who seldom makes a
mistake about a trotter or pacer, haa written
as follows to a friend about the colt ho secured
at Los Angeles: "To my mind he is tho com
ins wonder as a pacer. He is a three-year-old
bay raiding by Del Sur. fifteen hands three
Inches high, and bears a striking resemblance
to Johnston, tbe pacer. His health Is absolute
ly sound, and a more finely called animal
could not bo Imagined. He drew his owner a
quarter In a road cart webthinc 100 pounds
and containing SO pounds of mall. InSl.H sec
onds. When he mado this wonderful quarter .
ho bad never been on the track, had been but
six weeks from pasture, and had nover been
driven before In his life, save by bis owner, un
til I purchased him. I thlnkil can drive him a
quarter la 00 seconds now. How does he suit
you as a pacer ?
American jockeys wiU have one cause ot re
joicing wben they start in on the new year,
aad that is the scale ot weights adooted by the
recent Turf Congress ia Cincinnati, in con
junction with tho Eastern associations. This
.wiU fix weights on two-year-olds at 119 pounds:
fillies, 110 pounds: on threo-rear-otds. 122
pounds: fillies before Sept 1.117 pounds: after
that data, 119 pounds, with no allowance lor
geldings. The weights on four-year-olds will
be tho ssrno as on three-year-olds in races
exclusively for three-year-olds. 122 pounds,
with five pounds allowance for mares and
nutes up to Sept. 1 : after that date, three
Emnds allowance. There is a corresponding
creaso ot weights throughout the entlro list.
Thsy are f'Mrg now at the turf resorts
about the Brooklyn and Suburban handicaps.
As soon as the entries are la there wiU bo more
or less speculation over both events. Weights
will be announced 'Feb. 1. Much Interest Is
manifested as to how the expert handlcappors
will scree as to tho merits of tho horses.
The Sheas, the jTteaale. aad the Creat Mem
rtTater Sea Linden.
Untcr den Linden is a very disappointing
street to the typical American tourist who does
Berlin in a day. Ho expects to find a thorongh
fara ot imperial magnlflconco. After driving
from the BrandenburgerTbor to tho palaco
once or twice be leaves the German capital
with a vague Impression of a broad street con
taining, two fair roadways and a promenade
bordered with double rows ot scrubby trees.
The palace, the university; and tho museums,
aside from the buildings of the National Art
Gallery, arc an Indifferent-looting lot ot block
houses. The famous shops and cat's look or
dinary enough to men who know Broadway.
The bis hotels would make a poor showing be
side the Fifth Avenue or the Windsor.
To a Berliner all this seems different, bow
ever. n knows that for many generations
TJntor den Linden has been the pride ot tho
bouse ot HohenzoUern. He read, wben a child,
bow the lindens and chestnuts there were
planted and nurtured under tho care of a Prus
sian Queen. He can never forget that the
Great Eurturst and tho Great Frederick hoped
to make It the finest street in Europe. With
all these reminiscences In his mind, ho never
ceases to claim for it all the grandeur imagin
able. The real attraction. Enter den Linden, how
ever, is not the street itself. It is the life that
surges up and down its pavements between 3
and 5 o'clock every pleasant afternoon. Tbe best
dressed women In Germany crowd its broad
walks. Scores of youns nontenants In bright
red-and-black uniforms saunter along among
them. Occasionally a white-haired, white
bearded officer, with broad red stripes down
the sides of his trousers and on Iron cross on
his breast, marches straight through thecrowd
as If ho had the walk nil to himself. The cross
generally means that be has been very bravo
on tba field of battle. The big stripes on his
trousers indlcato his high rank. The prog
ress ot these old officers along the walk is tbo
occasion of a tremendous amount of saluting
oa the part ot the youns lieutenants, who are
compelled temporarily to five up ogling the
pretty German girls around them.
When Holtko appear in Unter den Linden
there U always a bis crowd after him. Every
one salutes him excepting an. occasional
Frenchman or American. If a man doesn't
salnto the old General, however, he had better
set right out of the way. for be will be regarded
as a very doubtful character by all who saw
hlra keep his hat on. The appearance of a
coach containing a HohenzoUern electrifies
Unter den Linden. It is the signal for a gen
eral facing out toward the curb, and a lot of
uncovering, and bowinc and scraping that the
average American rather rebels against. The
cood German citizen, though not so much of a
slave to royalty as is generally supposed, lltes
to show hts love of country by uncoverinc to a
HohenzoUern every chance he gets- At tho
great celebration of tho birthday of Emperor
William tbe First, about eighteen months ago.
the promenaders in Unter den Linden rather
broke their record tor this kind of street eti
quette. Some eighty-five or ninety princes,
princesses, crand dukes, and duchesses bad
come to Berlin to attend the Emperor's big
birthday party. Most ot them spent all their
spare time driving np and down Unter dea
Linden. The street was packed with Berlin,
ore. who wanted to see how much handsomer
the house ot HohenzoUern was than any other
house. Whenever a coach with outriders be
fore aad attendants behind appeared and the
street was full of thorn there was a ceneral
bowing and saluting and facing about that
even tha Czar himself couldn't find fault with.
A curious feature of the gar and elegant life
in Unter den linden ot an afternoon is that tbe
dude bas no place In it at alL Berlin, with its
25.000 soldiers, is a military town. Tha best
dressed man is. therefore, the officer. A full
dress uniform is the only clothes that a Berlin
woman loves. Only a man inside of such a
uniform can be what Americans consider a
thoronghbred masher. These conditions make
the dude superfluous in Berlin, and virtually
oxclado Mn from Unter den Linden.
TsTBESZZJEB XfCXDOCMT OS BBAZTLX.
Ietnt turn Kea who TTonld be Stress atad
deed ta Conditio.
Tm u iruaiascon sitr.
"How about your diet?' the reporter in
quired. "Areyou a heavy eater?" ,
"So. I'm only a moderate eater." the wrestler
answered. "Ifind that lean get along with
very Uttle meat. Some athletes and fighters
think they must hare a great deal ot meat to
keep up their strength, but that's a mistake. I
think, and they injure their stomachs by It. I
eat a creat deal of cracked wheat and foods of
that kind. 'Then I live in tha open air as much
as possible- That. I find, is one of the most
essential things to keen up a man's vitaUty.
We have to wrestle in badly ventilated theatres.
where aU the Ufa is taken oat of the air by tha
cas, and this exhausts us more than the mus
cular exertion. When I feel too tired to walk
alter a performance I get Into a carriage and
drive until I feel thoroughly rested.
"Another very important point. I have found.
Is never to go to bed feeling worried or restless.
The worst thins In the world for a man's
nerves and heart is to He In bed tossing acd
tumbling and wearing himself out trying to
force himself to sleep. This, if kept up lor a
little while, will be followed by nervous pros
tration, atzht sweats, and general break down
of tho system. When I foel rest loss and worried.
bo matter how late it may be. 1 never co to bed.
I take a walk or a drive, and when the restless
ness leaves mo and my mind cets as tired as
my body. I co to bed and aloep. aad wake up
refreshed in the morning.
-I have come to tha conclusion." Mr. Mul
doon continued. - that one of the worst hab. ts
a man or a boy, who. wants to do anything In
n'ftitlo. can have. Is that ot smoking cigar
ettes. It has been my observation in gymna
siums that cigarette smoking is worse thou
any other form of dissipation. A man may
smoke cigarettes for years cud never find that
It injures him as lone as bo Is not called on for
hard work ot any kind: bat let liias coibto
trelnlnc or undertake vioUnt exercise, and ha
will find that all his old-time endurance Is lest.
The heart has become weakened and the wind
But why should eicaretto smoking be so
much worse than the use ot tobacco in other
ways r inquired the Star man.
-Well, the trouble seems to bo that, when a
man smokes cigarettes, they are so mild and
lie-ht he doesn't discover when be bas had
enough, as he would it he smoked a pipe or a
dear. It" s a curious thine, too." tba wrestler
continued, -that clearette smokers, wben tbey
want to co Into training, fled it much harder
to stop smoking than those who use pipes or
dears. I know a cumber ot casea in my gym
nasium experience In 2iew York where fel
lows coins Into tralnlus tor athletla contests
bad to clve up because they couldn't stop tbe
nsaot cigarettes. I think it is the worst hsbit
a boy can contract, and I beilere the law will
aomedarbaveto prohibit the manufacture ot
randxaca ta Ble .Talel.
JTpoi OU Chita f lateimeaaa.
AfAEO ClTT, Iowa. Dec.21. In tbo Metho
dist Episcopal Church .yesterday morning a
large audience had cnthemd to listen to a
Christmas sermoD by Dr. W. l'rank 1'axton
Alter announcing tho lumn be reated hitutcit
in his accustomed place, but after the hymn
was sunn the pastor remained in hi seat. The
aodienee eat In amaxeinont for fully five min
ute, when it was discovered, that be was sul
fertas from a partial paralysUot the brain, and
waauaoaatMoni He wu carried to bis home.
GOSSIP OF TIIE BAIL FIELD.
DATS OBB ASD Ah XA1S Of TUB
BBOOBJ.TS9 BILL OO TO COLXMBUS. ,
Tke SrmoM Club "Will Be With re Next
Heasoouaat JaekCfcayaaaa will JTrobabty J
be Its Mauiser-A Howl rreialndavllle.
It has at last, (son decided Umt Darn Orr
aad Al Mays ot tbe Brooklyn team must go.
President Byrne has siren tbo managers ot the
Columbus Club rmision to negotiate, with J
them, and It can be safely said that these two)
men will be with the new Ohio team next ,sea-
son. They am both cood men. and wilt prova l
a strong addition to the aew club. .
There is no doubt that Orr would like ta i
play ia Brooklyn acaln next sewon. not. only S
becauso his homo is there, but because he
likes tho place. Dare would hare mads a
strong addition to tha batting strength ot tho
Brooklrn Club, and oven if thoy did not really ',-
need htm it would barn been a cood thins for j?
tbe dub to have held him in reserve. .
One ot tbe conditions of Orr's release is that
he is willing to sign with the Columbus team.
Dave snys he has no objections to coins there.
President Byrne of Brooklyn said Tester
day that bo bad heard nothing from George
Smith, the creat short stop. It ts Mr. Byrnaa
intention to stop at Altoona when ho coes to
Pittsburgh, next week to tho Association meet
ing and havo a talk with Smith, and. if pcesi-
ble. get him to sign n contract for noxt season
and havo tho matter done with. Mr. Byrne will
also sign Bob Clark before bo returns home
The Brooklrn team, with tbo exeeotloa of ,
ilughos. wiU thea be completed. s -
The signing ot Cudworthof the Lowell Club ''
by President Toa der Ahe without tho consent -H
of tho Lowell managers bids fair to raise a VH
storm about 3Ir. Von der Ahe's ears. The St. SWi
Louis man had no right whatever to sign tha '"
player, and. as a member ot the Board of Arbl- i$W
tratlon. should hoo known It. TbeNewKas )
land Leaguo paid Its money for tho benefit of ,W
tho protection afforded by tbo national agree v!
moat, and should rccelvo all tho protection iTjj
necessary for Its clubs and players. From tba 'An
resent outlook Mr. Von der Aha wiU.nqt be
one la finding that he has mado a mistake.
StnACUFE. Deo, 23. Syracuse has nt last set- u
tied definitely tho question ot its representa- ,
tion on the ball field next season, and there ia
no longer any doubt as to its course. The Star
tho twenty old stockholders have dodded to
remain In the ring and roll the ball another
year. There is still apprehension of trouble,
slnco one or two of the old stockholders were
not askod to remain In tha Association, or to
surrender their stock. Several of tho stock
holders who will not bo connected with the
dub next year, objected to belonging to, tho
samo association as Thomas B. O'Neill, whose
course has not pleased them. They say that
Mr. O'Neill repeatedly threatened to resign as
President of the dub during tho ijast season,
and. alter being reflected in tho taU. did re
sign just before the annual International
League meeting. leaving tho Association with
out a President and in a predicament durinff
that Important meeting.
Objection is also made to the fact that none
of the Syracuse stockholders wore Invited to
tho banquet given to tho International .League !
delesates. and consequently none were present
except Mr. O'Neill himself and the Secretary. c-
Charles J. Bae. .This caused much IU tooling
among the local base ball men. Nevertheless
twelve of the stockholders havo decided to
contlnno thn club and have elected Riley V.
Miller. President: A. It. Dickinson. Vleo-Presl- V
dent: Charles J. Itao. Secretary and Treasurer:
and Thomas B. O'DiclTI. International League
director. Nothing has yet been done toward
John Chapman, for several years managsrot
the Buffalo, is wanted to manage the btars.
while C M. Hackett. tha old manager. Is also
strongly favored for a reflection. Somo favor
a player manager and suggest "Joe" BatUn.
while "Mlfco" Dorcan. formerly of the Now M
1'orks. is being pushed by his friends for man- t
ager and captain. It is likdy that most of last -
season's nlno will bo signed, except, perhaps. ,
Marr. whom Columbns is after: Beard, who
has been sold to Cincinnati, and -"Con"
LouisnrxE. Dec 25. Al Mars is not worry
ing himself ereatly about tha proposition to ' ''
transfer him lrom Brooklyn to Columbus. A
few days ago be was kicking hard about-tho
matter, but when The Sux correspondent
called upon him this morning bo said: 1 have
just received n letter from the manager of tho
Columbus Club. Tbey wantme to oome there,
acd say they are willing to make It worth my
whilo. In fact, they comesquaroundiairwttU
a plnmp down offer of r500 for the season,
and that's t20O nioro than I got from Brooklyn.
The manager says be has aiready signed sev
eral cood men, and ho means to get a good dub
together if money and hustling wlU do It. He
had a respectable ntrclous to start on. and the
Columbus people are liberal anS broad-minded flj
enough to justify a big outlay. I like Brooklyn.
and 1 like tho Brooklrn Club and people, but .,W
the money Is what I'm alter more than story. m
I'd rather be tho best pitcher for Columbus
than havo to play second fiddle for broken- Si m
down stars, who do little and draw big pay for IL m
it. while tbo heft or the woik falls on others. ft
-1 don't know whether Dave Orr Is willing to slF
go to ColumbuH or not. but I should think ho it jfa
would be, as they will be willlnc to .pay good, ff W
money and will appreciate Kood work. I know '
mighty little of boso ball affairs now. however. n
for I read the papers little and have been hard H
at woik most of the timo since I cams home." II
Slays bas quit his work on tho river, and is li
now acting as barkeeper and night dork at a II
small notoi on tbe riverfront. Ho is la fairly jR
cood shape and has done considerable practice HI
wben tba weather permitted. ... H
While Mays is willing to co to Columbus, an- m
other Louisvlllo bov, whose release has already H
been sold to tho baby dub. tskieklnsobstinata- II
ly nud declares that he will never play In Ohio's M
capital. This man is John Weruincand ha M
takes exception not only to the transfer br Ml
sale, but also to tho price which be is Herod. jjj
Ha says he Is willlnc to play with Cincinnati at II
the figures at which ha was encaged last sea-' II
son. but if ho coes to Col urn bus he must have a fa
raise. It Is said that ho is holding out tor a
stiff price, and tho report is behaved by bis m
friends to be correct. Columbus is hard up for
stood nitchlnc material, and as John did re- an
markablywoll with Cincinnati in tho fewcamea m
he pitched last fall it is likely that he will ct I!
his money. John says be would not be sur- J )
Brised If he wero taken back by Cincinnati, and W
itimates that tho management is now trylns H
to fix up matters. .
Manager Davidson basnt secured that cut- "
edged second baseman he has beea promlsloc.
soTong. and the papers are becinniac to mako
objections. One ot them stated tho other day m
that every chance he had made in the team had m
weakened it, and that while it was probable
the Loulsvllies would beat out Cleveland, yet
It was doubtful it she could keep up with Kan
sas City. Davidson was warned that the tears
had to be strengthened or baseball would be a
as dead as a door naU in Louisville next sum
mer. There Is no doubt that his delay ha
strengthening tho team has causod muehdla- '
satisfaction, but he says ho is confident that ha
will come out nil rfeht-
Cixvyxawp. Dec 29. Cleveland did-the firs '
actual business under the new ended salary ,
and class rule when it notified President Youns
last Monday that Pitcher O'Brien was ready to "
sign a Cleveland Club contract at his dass fig
ures. His acceptance ot terms came In' the
some mall as tbo classified list of Cleveland
plarerk. InthaUstthofoUowlncmon were la-
eluded: Faatz. O'Brien. McGnire. Proesser.'
Kaes. Ilocan. Gilts. Beatln.KutcUfi.Gniber. ,M
Flanagan. Duck. Nicholson. Alborc TwitcbeU. .? f
ShefiJor. Except in one or two coses, the Clave- f f
work, and all the men will be signed at or with-. " '
in their close limit or not at aU. It is now W
dearly apparent how the new law wiil H
work. Xono of the dub lists will be made pub-
He It knot necessary lliat any one bat Presi--
dent Youns knows tho men ol all the dubs acd
their standing. Certainly tho men will not ,m
know tho clastiflcatioaot any but themselves- . (M
and the dubs Lave been consulted on all ' I
doubtful points about the men by Secretary' , , l
Youns. The Irtual objects of the law will j
thus bo secured. Tney are. first, stopplac fu- f
tare extravagance: second, leaving old and -
tatlUbed values, dangerous to meddle with. as
they are. The dub, will do tbe elasslns. and
Secretary Vuunc. at a sood salary, will shout t
der the reeponslbllliy. ..
Manager Loftus is likely to dear uo bis west ,
ernbusloe&sand come here in January. Tha
directors want him to do so. Meanwhile be ia
trying to closo out tho deal for bis Western out j
Colder. Then the club will make a raid oa a
Western pitcher who tsnt tied ia the bonds ot '
the reserve ruloas hard as be might be, and is
strong enough In the opinion of Loftus acd '
other good judges for the League. Loftus
writes that the team wUl start its spring prae- i i
tlco probably with a scries of ulna games la .
tbe South with Cincinnati. JH
Ullks and Sulcliffe lire llteir to be tho utility w
men of tbe team, unless Gilks Is released lo jB
Columbus. Uogon, Albert, Kaes. Proesser. m
Bbefller. Flanagan. Nicholson, and Mcyuira X
are ret to be disposed of. Louisville wants ff
Nicholson, too. but has no cash. Columbus. '
nibbles at Gllks. Proesser and UeGulre,ana
Kaes wUl be turned In as part payment for tba
outfielder. It is a faet not generally known
that when Cleveland bought the rnaeDetroie j
players and franchise it was agreed that j
' any man who would not sign for the limit I
tZOOOthea should bo la I toa the reserve iiat. '
and Cleveland should not l required tops '
for bin. The prices for ber releases were
Oniber.$2.1f0; Boatin. f 1.MI. Nicholson. Sut
rllffe. and Twileiieil. ti.JOM ea-h; MV-flVr.
Dur.au.! n.inaiu fGuii-acl:.lluriof tlyjDe :
troit stars will nut j to their cluLn by April 1,
Cleveland has a right to sign them, iblte.
Bennett, Bowo, Gelzeln. and perhaps Kanlou ''
may come into this picture, aa nearly all tfco ,
men would like to play here. ClevslaM'lUa v
nothing to lea aad niayrdaaRooddealev i, -,