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LOCAL PLAYERS. ARE SIGNING CONTRACTS
Capt. Ganley and Falkenberg
First in the Fold.
PLEASED WITH CANTILLON
Tall Twixler Says He Likes His
. Manager's Tactics.
CLYMER IN SHOOTING MATCH
Ewry Suspended by Athletic Union.
Racing at New Orleans.
From prpspnt indications the Washlng
:on club will have very little trouble get
ing its players' names to contracts for
hp coming season.
Manager Cantillon sent out the con
tacts to all the boys on the first day of
hp year and already the documents have
v?n signed by Capt. Bob Ganley and j
"it.her Falkenberg. Manager Cantillon I
?vrites from Chicago that the tall pitcher j
walked into his place of business yester- ;
lay and placed his name to a contract, j
?-ith the remark that he was giad to be i
with the Nationals the coming season. !
is he was afraid at one time that Jie was !
:o be traded.
"I like to work with you. Joe," said j
^alkenberg after he had signed the con- j
ract, "and although you prodded me a ?
great deal last season. I have come to the j
-onclusion that it does a man good to be j
Capt. "Bob" Ganley.
stirred up. I had been taking matters
easy almost since my first start in profes- j
sional base ball, but it is no joke with j
you. Joe, and to tell the truth I am glad '
Cantillon say* in,his letter that "Falk's" !
?remarks made him smile, as the tall boy j
was "certainly testive under my direc- j
tion last season, but toward the end he j
was pitching grei^t ball, and 1 am glad >
he has signed up without further trouble. 1
With Falkenberg trying next season I can
count on three first-class twirlers from
the start, and I may have five."
Manager Cantillon dian't say- who the
other two twirlers iwere. but it is taken
^for granted that he' means Walter John
inn Jrff Charley Smith. These two were
certaiiiJfc-tiUching fi/st-class ball last fall,
and wilffdoabtless He all right thts spring.
With Igt^'Ganley s contract was a nice
letter, crohvded with praise for the Na
tionals,' and predicting a great season
?aheadj/ B^> said/in part:
??TauHnnSw. Joe. I am a great stickler
Kir harmony, arid X think you have got
right crowd together for winning ball 1
Vxt summer/ Wa may not look very j
g<*>d t'j y^vat~ many people, but neither '
d!(Lthe "XThleti.-s when they won the pen
and ball like tha Quakers played
? hat 1 am Jooktng lor from the Na
health hML^.W*n first.class since J
ason closejr rind 1 will be one of (
?st to join yi>u in Cliicago for the l
Ganley is wintering in Lowell. Mass.,
aod pusses his Mm- hunting and bowling.
ma National baseball commission at its |
closlag awsMn in Cincinnati yesterday
dlrectl| tb|( President Jolin T. Brush of j
the New^Wrk National League Club be j
notified at once by wire that the fine of [
Sl.tJOO assessed against the New York
club by the commission several weeks |
ago must be paid within a week. The j
fine, it will be recalled, was a sequel to j
the quitting by McGraw and his men in
the midst of an early spring exhibition ;
game last year at New Or.eans with the
Philadelphia Athletics because of a de
cision by I'mpire Zimmer.
McGraw reiused to finish the series o:
which one game had been played. The
members of the commission declined t- j
comment />n its action except to say '.hat |
rulings of the commission must be respect- j
ed by the high and low alike.
All of the \tsitlng magnates left Clncin- j
nati last night. Barney Dreyfuss left with
President Puliiam for a visit in Louisville J
but will return today. He said that he I
had not yet heard from Manager Fre<
Clarke regarding the proposed deal where- .
by Tommy Leach was to go to Cine nnati'
to manage the Reds. The delay in th
deal indicates. It is now believed, that i
some Insurmountable obstacle is in the!
way of the trade.
The opening day of the American Leagu,
was not ascertained, although it is prob
able that the season will open in Chlcagt
and Detroit in the west and New York am
this city in the east. The official sched
ules of both leagues will be announcei
time next month. The committei
reported fewer conflicting dates for the
lomlng season than ever before.
The national board of arbitration for
the minor ba?? ball leagues went into
session at Cleveland yesterday for the
purpose of straightening out several
snarls that developed during the past sea
son. The most Important consideration
was the proposition 10 rcdislrlct the Ohio |
and Pennsylvania League.
The troubles Involving the Central,
Interstate and P. O. M. Leagues practi
cally ended last night, w hen Mansfield.
Marlon. Lancaster and Newark were
paid II.1*"i. pooled by the Eastern force to
be used In gaining four towns to form a
new circuit. The territory for this is re
served to four towns by the arbitration
board of the National Association of
Ten days are granted in which the new
circuit may be formed. Sandusky, Kind
lav. Hamilton. Lima and Richmond, Ind.J
are among the towns sought. The east
ern teams. Akron. Youngstown, Sharon
and New Castle, may join Canton, now In
the Central, and Erie. Pa., of the Inter
slate, If that team pays the losses of
Interstate teams last year, with Mc
Keesport and East Liverpool of the P. O.
M.. possibly in a new league. This would
give Zanesvi!! < ' the P. O. M. Cauton's
l>!ace in the Ceni al. The liberty of the
P. O. M. towns to desert depends on the
failure of several of the league's towns,
notably Washington. Pa.. Charlerol, Pa.,
and Kteuhenvlile to pay delinquent assess
ments. They are ordered to pay Imme
diately. under penalty of the league s dis
solution. Early in the day tl.e accounts
of the Pennsylvania. Ohio and Maryland
League were fornd to be in a tangle.
President Guy was directed to force all of
his teams, which owe the league money.
to settle within ten days or the league
would be disbanded.
The board refused to take up the ca3e of
Col. Perrine, owner of the Trenton club, in
the Tri-State League, who is endeavoring
to supplant Montreal ' of the Eastern
League. It was held that this was a'mat
ter for the Trl-State League to pass upon
and that Col. Perrine would have to pur
chase Trenton's release to enter Mon
The application of Bert Dennis for re
instatement was refused. Dennis Jumped
the Jackson, Mich., team and is wanted
by Waterbury. Conn.
A special from Lancaster, Pa., savs that
! a shooting match at live birds was ar
range.; there yesterday between Otis E.
Clymer of Lebanon, an outfielder of the
Washington American league base ball
team, who has quite a reputation as a
crack shot, and Daniel Weagaman of
Reading. The contest will be held at
Lancaster January 14 and will be for a
purse of each man shooting at 100
BASE BALL NOTES.
Jack O'Conor, like Jim McGuire. is
gradually slipping out of harness. O'Conor
will scout for the Browns next season.
Denver lias re-engaged Frank Selee as
manager for another season. This indi
cates that he is enjoying much better
health than he has in recent years.
Tommy Corcoran and Bill Bernhard are
rival candidates for the management of
the Nashville team. Bernhard has the
Jesse Burkett Is in Clark Griffith's class
as a manager. He has signed fifteen
pitchers for his Worcester team. That's
going some for a minor league club.
Word comes from Chicago Miat Griff
told a friend Jake Stahl would succeed
Hal Chase as the first baseman of the
Yankees. According to the story, Chase |
will be shifted to the outfield.
Billy Gilbert will have a formidable j
rival for the second base job in St. Louis
in Charles. the Williamtport graduate, j
Gilbert will go to Hot Springs early next
month to prepare for what promises to
be a good season for him.
Willie Keeler was stung when the Wi'l
iamsburg Trust Company closed its doors.
However. Willie will struggle along on hip
Income from a dozen or more Brooklyn
apartment houses until the base ball sea
According to figures compiled by Garry
Herrmann, chairman of the national com
mission, the two major leagues expended
?U1X,?M*) last season in purchasing ball
players from the minor leagues.
It has b?en settled that Dan McGann
is to captain the Boston Nationals. Joa
Kelley thinks an infie4der should have the
job and he (Kelley) has assigned himself
to the outfield.
It is said that Whitoy Alperman, who
broke his leg last fall, is still limping and
that he will be of little value to the
Dodgers for the first few weeks of the
season. It will be hard lines for Pat Don
ovan if this sterling player has to do
The Dodgers have asked for waivers on
Outfielder AI Burctfi. This seems to indi
cate that John Hummell will be the regu
lar left fielder next season, with Heine
patch as utility man. Brooklyn is still
after George Browne, whom the Giants
recent'y traded to Boston. It is probable
the Dodgers will keep a string on Burch
bo he can be called back in case of need.
Jay Gould, the multimillionaire, may
become a ball player. He is now a stu
dent at Columbia, and Tommy Corcoran,
who is coaching the bass ball team, says
the son of tih.- wealthy railroad magnate
has great ability on the diamond and may
get a place on the team.
Manager McGulre has informed Young,
Criger. Winter, Tannehil!. Morgan,
Burchlll, McFarland and Barrett to re
port at Hot Springs Tuesday. February
IK. His idea of having them report early
Is to have these men in first-class trim
when the. season opens. They will remain
at the Hot Springs three weeks and will
report at Little Rock Tuesday, March 10.
"Jlggs" Donohue has had a conference
with President Comiskey of the White
Sox. and has not yet signed his contract
with that club. It is not likaly that
"Jiggs" is holding out for more money,
but many suspect that he has another
scheme in view. Last fall he made the
remark that he would like to get a block
of the stock in the Milwaukee club and
then manage the team himself.
"Jiggs" Donohue has entered a five-man
team, composed entirely of ball players,
in the American bowling congress tourney
in Cincinnati next month. Al Selbach,
who recently won the individual cham.
pionship of Ohio, will pilot a team from
Columbus, and John Ganzel is a probable
competitor. A special prize may be hung
up for base ball entries.
There was ten minutes of excitement in
the Yankees' headquarters in the, Flat
iron building yesterday when little Willie
Keeler blew in. After practicing a few
minutes with a fountain pen Willie an
nounced he was ready to put his signature
to a contract. Secretary Abe Na.hon re
moved his coat. vest, collar and necktie
and. digging deep into a drawer, hauled
out a legal-looking document and gave it
to Keeler. The latter wrote his name
right the very first time, while Ira
Thomas, whom the Yankees recently
traded to Detroit, looked on enviously.
But Thomas proved f^ame. He remarked
that he was delighted with the trade that
made him a Tiger, and said he expected
to see Detroit again land the pennant of
the American League.?New York Jour
NEW YORKERS MADE
"KILLING" AT NEW ORLEANS
NEW ORLEANS, January 0 ?Yesterday
was watermelon day for the delegation of
racegoers from Ne-s, York. All the men
from Manhattan, head.'d by A. F. IV.ath
ews. cut deeply into the bank rolls of the
! bookmakers when Javotte won the open
ing race. They got as h'gh as 10 to 1
and backed the filly down to ?5 to 1. Ja
votte won romping by two lengths.
The "coup" was long in pickle, but the j
patience of the Park Row horsemen was '
amply rewarded when she galloped home
the winner. The cries of the Gothamites
were loud and long. Each man is so loa^J.
ed down with currency that he seems to
think it is necessary to the welfare of his;
health to spend a goodly part of it.
Javotte, the medium of the plunge, Is a.
cast off from H. K. Kr.app's stable. Thifc
Wg brown filly by St. George-Marie Jan
sen. was the most promising of Knapp s
two-year-olds last winter. She had been
highly tried and Trainer W. Karrish one
of the moat astute trainers in the country
would not have parted with her for a big
I stun. But the inclement weather of last
March proved her undoing. She caught
cold, lost strength and was able to carry
her speed but a short distance.
Last fail A. Mathews bought Javotte
just as she was regaining her strength.
Slow exercise and the balmy breezes of
the south acted as a tonic to her shat
tered nervous system and she soon round
ed Into her best form.
George Odom. her trainer, managed to
hide her fast work from the prying eyes
of the railblrds and her owner was thus
enabled to get a fancy price .'.gainst her
In the first race yesterday.
The race was merely an exercise gallop
for the big daughter of St George. She
trailed Donaido. the pacemaker, to th?;
stretch and then moved up and won as'
It was befitting that Old Honesty should
win the Old Hickory handicap. This
sturdy eon of Previous provei much too
fast for his five opponents and galloped
them leg weary. He led every foot of the
mile and a quarter. He was complstely
overlooked In the betting and went to the
post at odds of 10 to 1. Temaeeo. the ?
to 3 favorite, was outpaced for the first
mile and ran in the rear. But in the last
quarter took second place and finished
in that position three lengths before
If a friend of John J. Ryan is to be
credited, the noted set-rich-quick man will
be in evldenee at the City Par* track
when that course throws open its gates
in tw* weeks. Ryan, who was practically
forced out of the city because of his
trouble with the Crescent City Jockey
Club officials, is said to hold a block of
stock in the City Park track. This stock
is held as security for money advanced
to an influential official of the New Or
leans Jockey Club. Permission to enter
the City Park track, it is claimed, will be
granted to Ryan through the influence of
the official to whom he loaned money.
First rare, flvo noil one-balf fuuonps?Jamtte.
i07 tC. Koeruen, 8 to 1. won: Sainesaw. 106 (J.
Lee). 4 to 1. ee<*ond; F^scati, 97 t.S. Flynn), 50
to 1. tfcird. Time. 1.12 2-5. I>onaldo. Agnes
Wood, Inauguration, Bitterly. Etbei Oarr. Di
vorcee, Manuic May, Aneonia and Auspicious also
Second rac?\ one mile and seventy yards?War
ner (Jrisweli. 10C> (V*. Power* >. 14 to jo. won:
(Jrenade. 105 (Boyd?, 4 to 1, yeeond; .1. f>. Dunn.
OTt IS. Flynn). (? to 1. third. Time. 1.53. Cbar.ie
TT^?mpson. Monere, i'reel. Fonsoluea. Flowanay,
Hainmeraway, Tudor. Proteus*. George Jtailey.
Miltiades. Don Hamilton ami Prince l'ortunatus
also ran. >r
Thtal rare. Mix furlongs Pedro. OS (.T. Mi
CalieyK 8 to 1. won; lIl?cint>othain. 1KI i.I. Hum
tcri. 18 to r?. second; (*?>ou?,y K.. 1*8 <Kennedy).
7 to I. third. Tim?'. 1.1S2-.V No Quarter. Hawk
am?. Saily Preston, ?*old Pr<n?f. De R^zk*', Hod
Gauntlet, Kefiued, Frank Li>rd and Avaunttjer
also ran. .
Fourth ra<*e. one and om-quartrr Old
Honesty. IDs U. I.eel, 10 to 1, won; Ternary
IIS (Notter). (i to 5. second: 1 lantlaml. 10,
tLJoyd), U t.? 2. third. Time, 2 1- l'lavlgny,
Donra anil l'asad^na also ran..
Fifth rao<-. six fin-Ions*?Miss Deliiney. n- <rv
Flynn). 11 to won; Coon. 1*' (Moles worth!, i
to' 1. second; Platoon. 9.% <N. Kennedy).
thlnl. Time. 1.18 1-5. Keatur. Chief llayes,
Klamesha II and txir Boy also ran.
? Sixth race, one inllc nnd throe-sixteentWs
Doeile, H>4 (V. Powrrs). 11 to 5. won; John JJc
Bride. 11>1.(Moles-northI, 13 to 1. wrund, J*'?1"
1'ollT Si tJ- Sumter). ?> to 1. third. "lime.
2.07 2-5. Bellerkn, Javanese. Katie Powers
antl Jungle Imp also ran.
HARVARD AND TIGERS
MAY PLAY FOOT BALL
BOSTON", January 0.?When the Har
vard athletic committee ratifies the j-gree
ment of Harvard ami Princeton foot ball
men who met for luncheon yesterday at
the Hotel Touraine. foot ball games be
tween the Crimson and the Tigers will be
The three men representing Harvard
were Capt.-elect Francis Burr, ex-Capt.
Bartol Parker and Joshua Crane, head
coach of last year's eleven. Capt.-elect
Dillon of Princeton, and Head Coach
Roper represented Princeton at this con
ference. November 7 lias been suggested
as the date for a game in Cambridge next
Princeton has taken the initiative, and
when Roper was here last fall he did all
he could to bring about a favorable at
titude toward the game among Harvard
men. . , ...
The Harvard athletic committee, which
represents the authorities of the univer
sity, has it in Its power to reject or ac
cept the proposition. The athletic com
mittee may think that another hard game
would be too much to add to Harvard's
already heavy schedule.
It is well known that President JMlot
and others of the Harvard officials believe
the Cambridge foot ball schedule al
ready is too long and too severe, so that
it is not improbable that the audition of
another (jame to the list, and especially
one as hard and as important as a matcn
with Princeton, would fall to find favor
among these authorities.
The presence of Joshua Crane at the
meeting may be taken as an indication
of Capt Burr's preference for the position
of head coach at Cambridge next fall.
Burr has not appointed Crane, nor can
he appoint any one without first submit
ting the name of his choice to the ath
letic committee. This committee always
ratifies the coaches, but this year Burr
has been instructed to notify the com
mittee whom he wants before lie an
nounces his preference to any one else.
Mr. Carne wishes to return to Cam
bridge as head 9oac'.i next fall, and there
is a general belief at Cambridge and
among Harvard men that Burr desires
him. Ever since Harvard stopped play
ing foot ball with Princeton in I?W. the
Tigers have been anxious to arrange oth
er games. Harvard and the Tigers broke
in ISflW, but, pending the settlement of
difficulties with Yale in 1805 and re
lations were resumed between Cambridge
and the Jerseymen. This was only a two
Had Harvard defeated- Pennsylvania in
1896, the Quakers doubtless would liave
been dropped from the Harvard schedule,
as they since have been, but at that time,
for obvious reasons, it was not thought
best to break with Pennsylvania.
The failure to arrange a game in 1*97
dld not cause any 111 fee'.ing between Har
vard and Princeton, and the colleges al
ways have been on excellent terms, bar
ring one year when no base ball games
were arranged because no agreement
could be reached regarding the number of
games to constitute a series.
The first Harvard-Princeton game would
have to be played at Cambridge. Yale
next fall will play on the Tigers' home
field and Harvard will go to New Haven
to meet Yale. When Harvard and Prince
ton resumed relations in the first
game was played at Princeton, but that
year Harvard had Pennsylvania as its
championship attraction on Soldiers'
Whatever the action of the athletic
committee, it stands that those who will
be In working control of foot ball at Har
vard next fall .have gone on record as
favoring a game with the Tigers next
November, and the Tigers have agreed to
come to Cambridge.
PEORIA. 111.. January ft.?John Coulon
of Chicago last night won the decision
over -Kid'' Murphy of New York in the
tenth round of a fight for the bantam
The fight was fast. It was a mix
up from start to finish. Coulon took
the lead in the second and maintained
the advantage through the remaining
A stiff lead to the face was Coulon's
favorite Jab throughout the tight, and he
brought blood from Murphy's nose in
nearly every round. Coulon stepped from
th> ring without a scratch, while Murphy
was a much-punished boy. The decision
was applauded by the :t,0?Kl spectators.
Young Kid Farmer of Peoria knocked
out Phil Berry of Chicago in the first
Buck Johnson knocked out Fred Hague
of Philadelphia In the fifth round of the
s?<-ond preliminaries, and Eddie I^ang of
Peoria scored a knockout over Terry
White of Philadelphia.
"KID" SULLIVAN ANL
BURNS MAY HOOK UP
BALTIMORE. Md- January U.?"If Sol
dier Burns will agre? to my conditions h<>
can have a match with Kid Sullivan of
Washington before the Eureka Athletic
Club In the near future."
These were the words that Manager A1
Herford us<d yesterday when approached
regarding a match for Burns with Sulli
van in this city. The conditions that
Herford demand* call for the principals
to split their share of the gate receipts
73 per cent to the winner and per
cent to the loser, and the weight to be
133 pounds at the ringside. According to
this stipulation Herford thinks the Wash
ington man can win from Burns or he
would never have agreed to divide th<
money In that manner.
Herford has been hounded with chal
lenges from Burns and lie was finally
forced to give Burns some consideration.
Burns Is the only lightweight of any
promlnenco. barring the lightweight
champion. Joe Oans. now representing
Baltimore in the roped arena. As Burn:
is confident of giving Sullivan a beating
it Is expected that he will agree to H?r
ford's proposition, as it Is the only chance
he now has In sight to g?t on a matci
with Sullivan. If Sammy Harris, who Is
looking after the interests of Burns, came?
to the front with $H*> as a forfeit Herfor<
says he will be ready to talk business
regarding the signing of the articles of
agreement for a fifteen-round battle.
CUTLER NO MATCH
FOR WILLIE HOPPE
PHILADELPHIA. January 9?Willie
Hoppe had little difficulty in defeating
A. G. Cutler in the final block of 400
points in their 18.2 balk line billiard match,
at Alllnger's last night.
The youngster was In superb stroke,
and with a high run of 150 gathered in
1 his 400 while Cutler was collecting 1T6.
This brought the match to a close, gfv
1 ing Hoppe a total of 2.000 to 1.300 for the
The exhibition given by Hoppe wwi the
billiard treat of the season, and th<* spec
tators, tendered him a warm receplflon as
he checked off the points.
His collection of 130 embraced nearly
every shot known to the expert. Starting
off with a- short draw for position, he
gathered the balls across the balk line,
and by the use of the short rail and deli
cate masse shots soon piled up 85.
On his eighty-sixth shot tloe balls got
away and he was compelled to execute
a three-cushion spread for position, and
when the ivories rolled down the table
side +>v side and settled in Hie lower left
hand corner, two inches apart, the crowd
The youngster then made-use of a short
draw until he reached the century mark,
when the balls grew wild again. A
straight draw brought them back and
he continued to count until the HiOth
shot, when he missed -an easy cushion
shot. Cutler's best break was (K, but lie
really had no chance to do much, as
Hoppe played too fast. Scores:
Willie Hoppe?2. 31. 13. 1, 8, 1. O, 155), 14.
11 14, 8, O, 14. 18. 2, 83. 21. Totid. 4<t0:
average. 22 4-18; high run, 159; grand
A. G. Cutler?IT. 18, 5, 15. i. 4. O. 1(>,
0 63, 10. 4. 2. 2. 4. 0 1>ital, 1T6: average.
106-1T. High run, 63; grand totiil, 1.300.
Referee?A. H. Brooke.
The afternoon tnatcli was well con
tested. Hoppe winning by the score of 4il0
to 320. The boy billiardist got his stroke
early in the game, opening with a run of
TT. and following with another of 58. He
dropped back a little during the middle of
his string. Cutler gained considerable
lost ground by putting together a pretty
run of 62 in his tenth shot, but Hoppe
scored T2 and TO in his last two attempts,
which gave him the r.iatch.
Only fourteen innings were necessary to
decide the match. Hoppe failed to count in
three, while Cutler did not draw one
blank. The scores;
Hoppe?TT. 58, 10. 0. 33. 10. 0. 6. 26, 1. 13.
0, T2. TO. Total, 400; high run, ?.(; aver
afCuti?r-2?. 12. 20. 22. 52. 13. 6. 18. 18. 62.
25. 1, 15. 2T. Total. 326; high run, 02; av.
erage, 23 4-14.
WORLD'S POOL TITLE
NEW YORK. January 0 ?Thomas Hues
ton of St. I/juis. the world's champion
pool player, and Jeirome Heough, the Buf
falo expert, will play a match game for
the championship of the world at St.
Louis early next month. The exact date
has not yet been decided, hut it Is ex
pected that the matoh will be played about
February 1. '
Hueston has successfully defended his
title for one year, and if lie defeats
Keough In the cqaning match the iamond
trophy, which Is the emblem of the cham
pionship. will liecome his personal prop
erty. If Keougdi wins, lie will have to
defend the title for one year before the
diamond trophy will be his own.
Pool experts pick Hueston to defeat the
Buffalo player in the match next month.
The blonde champion has taken Keough's
measure before, and he is confident that
he can do it again. If he repeats his
victory over Keough it will be necessary
to put up a new championship emblem
and hold a tournament, as the present
trophy will be'.ong to Hueston.
Just now l.ueston is playing practice
matches in St. Louis in the afternoons
and evenings. At the end of two weeks
the plaver who has made the bast show
ing against Hueston will receive a gold
Hueston and Keough played their cham
pionship match in this city. In every
block of the play Hueston did the better
work, and !>e defeated his opponent rather
easily. Both men have improved sine?
then, and those who saw the champion
beat the Buffalo man declare that die -vlll
duplicate his victory when they imet
FOR COMING MEET
Last night, under the leadership of Man
ager Worley and Capt. White, the Bloom
ingdale Athletic Club held trials for the
relay team that will run in the Geo-ge
Washington games at Convention I.all
the 25th of this month. The Blooming
dale captain will very likely run the fol
lowing men in the order named: White
first. Farmer second, Henning third and
Turner fourth, with Worley as substitute.
This year's team is probably the best
that lias ever represented) the Bloomwig
dale club. The strength of the team cau
be ascertained from the record of the
men that will run. Henning was Busi
ness High School's premier runner last
year, and his showing during the past
yea.- should place him among the best
this season: Turner was a member ot
last year's B. A. C. team, and was instru
mental in defeating the Tremonts and a
number of other clubs In the National
Guard games last year; Farmer was also
a member of last year's team, and he also
made a good showing In the Georgetown
games, running ill the 600-yard novice;
"White, who was also a member of last
year's team, won his first laurels in llioj.
when he won the B- A. C.. G. A. C. cross
country run; Worley. who also ran iu the
B. A. C., G. A. C. cross-country run. has
not run since then, and this year marks
his first appearance on the indoor track.
At present the Bloomingdales are sched
uled to run five clubs, but manager Flem
ing of the George Washington University
is now trying to arrange a race between
the Bloomingdale and Gurley. Jr.. clubs.
The B. A. C. team ran the Gurley Club
in the National Guard meet last year, anil
lost only by a few yards,'and much in
terest would be manifested in the event
that these teams met again on account of
the strengthening of the Blooniiiigdale
The Bloomingdale club will also enter
Corrigan. their star miler; Morris in the
sixteen-pound shot put. and Speedel, who
was with Central last year, in the pole
RAY EWRY NOW
NEW YORK. January 0.?According to
Bartow S. Weeks, chairman of the legis
lation committee of the A. A. U., and
also a member of the American Olympic
games committee, Ray C. Ewry sta-nds
suspended until reinstated by the regis
tration committee of the Metropolitan As
sociation of the A. A. U. Mr. Weeks said
this in spite of the action of the registra
tion committee, which tabled the charges
against the Juniper.
"The rules are plain," said Mr. Weeks.
"Ewry gave exhibitions at unsanctioned
meets or exhibitions. He suspended him
self by so doing."
The A. A. IT. law governing the situation
is as follows:
"Any person competing or exhibiting at
open sports or any athletic entertainment
that is net given under the sanction of the
Amateur Athletic I'nion or of one of Its
allied members shall thereby disqualify
himself from competing at any sports
given under sanction of the Amateur Ath
letic Union." , .
Although the case of rule infraction is
plain and the ruling appears to have been
prompted by factional sentiments aroused
by the Halpln controversy, the fact Is
glarfngly apparent that the whole fight i'
a "tempest in a teapot " Hatpin's charges
are as light as ?ir?-and the "professional
ism" of Fwry. fudged from the viewpoint
of intent or personal gain, cannot be seri
| What appears likely tp result, however
Is a general housecleaning. when the par
ent body of the A. A. i\ takes charge o'
the petty quarrel. Many "bad amateurs"
will then have to "stand from under."
IN FAST BASKET BALL
The Athletic Association basket ball j
learn and leaders in the section B of the j
City League won from Company G last
[ night in tihe Center Market armory by
the score of 44 to 32.
Ellis, with nine goals to his credit,
p'.ayed the fastest game of them all. and
his team mate. Boniz, was also well in
the limelight. Duncan of the losing quint
proved the redeeming feature of his ? am,
he having tossed eight Held goals.
The line-up and summary:
A. Positions. Co. G.
Lewis Left forward Imuran
fcliia Right forward lh nnis
Bontz Center Herbert.
Crown Li-it back Odwyer
Cojfnfsworth... liignt back Turuiagvj
Goais?tjlHh fiti Lewis* (4!. Hon!7 tit, Crown '
(3), Collingsworth. Dennis. Duncan im, 11H .
bert GO. Turumge Free throws?uuvl*
Turninge (2i. jteferee?Mr. Ross. Time?.Vlr. 1
GOLF AT PINEHURST.
; Star Players Compete in the South
PINEHURST, N". C.. January Four
T>all handicap subscription foursomes, the
combined scores of the pairs on the best
selected twelve holes, six out and six in,
provided a novel golf contest, yesterday.
Emerson Armstrong of Fox Hills, and
Chisholm Beach of Uurden City, each
playing with handicaps of two. winning
over a field of ten pairs with 100 and a
margin of 7 strokes.
K. M. Hamilton (10 and >1. J. Comlon (5). both
of the Wykagyl V lub, ami N. i tuni of the I
Pittsburg Country Club lOi aud A. li. ltluok of
Buflalo iHi, tied at 107 each, tile first l?air wiu
nlng on a toss.
Kuiera.m Armstrong, Fox ilill* (2i, and Chis
holm iteirh, Oardeu city (2>, 10".
K. M. Hamilton, Wykagyi (!'). and M. J. Con
don, Wykagyl t.li, 107.
N. S. Hurd. 1'ittsburg Country 18), aud A. B.
Black, Bulltiio IB), l?rl. '
Dr. li* S. lilli. Marblehcad (17i, and A. I.
Civaim-r. Damarisrotta. An-. t7t. 11-.
F. K. BeWten. llarttoru l'oiiutr> ill), aud C.
L. Reciter, Woodland (2i. llit.
II. N^hite. Ridgeuood tai. aril II. \V. uruis
bee. Alpine, irinlt}. N. .1. 110. 114.
\V. L. .Murphy, dtt-sburg tl4.i, and Paul A.
B?rr, Pittsburg (3>. 114.
G. A. t'w'k. Sjutli Kgremont. Mass. till), auil
J. M. Hoblnson. l.lt lip ton (17 >. 1 Hi.
,s. V. Blake. Aironto (27), uu<i Charles >'ayle3.
South Short' Held (34), 110.
Entries for next week's annual mid
winter and advertising men's tournaments
are pouring in by every mail with some
thing like seventv New \ orkers In the
list, who will come by special through
Pullman train, made up tor the tourna
ment. from New York to Pinehurst over
the B. and O. and Seaboard Air Lino rail
ways, leaving New York at :>:5o Friday
afternoon, the loth. Tnis same train will
pick up delegations from Philadelphia ana
A large number of participants are thus
early here familiarizing themselves with
the course, among those who are pretty
certain to make the first division being
Emerson Armstrong of Fox Hills, winner
of the holidav week tournament; P. V\,
Whittemore of Brae Burn, one ot Massa
chusetts' cracks: C. L. Becker of the
Woodlands Club, who is always well up
in the running: Allan Lard ot Columbia,
the United North apd South amateur
champion: Chisholm Beach of ^ oarden
City, M. J. Condon of Wykagyl; E. H.
VVorthington of ManawalmamioK; Nat h.
Hurd of/the Pittsburg Country Club, ana
Chisholm Beach of Harden City.
Mack Leavss for Philadelphia.
NEW ORLEANS, January }?.?Connii
Mack, manager of the Philadelphia Ameri
can League base ball club, left last niyht
for the Quaker City after a three days'
stay in New Orleans. Manager Mack
came here to perfect arrangements for the
schedule of exhibition games commencing
Sunday, March 1.
While here Manager Mack sold the re
lease of Pitcher O'Connor to Manager Pat
Meanev of the Charleston South Atlantic
I ..ague team. The manager of the Sea
Gulls was particular'y sweet on O ConncJr
and after three days negotiation induced
Mack to part with the sterling young slab
man for a handsome consideration.
I'at Men. I Saeugerbund.
1st. 2d. .'id. 1st. 2d. 3d.
Waters... 199 1M 1*7| Miller 200 ISO lltl
Field 180 100 204: Burdlne.. 170 140 177
Umirl'-k.. 17S 172 1 33
Allison... 109 1?1 171
Brvsnan.. 177 109 235
Eckstein.. 155 213 150
Schunian.. 107 101 1 ~>7
Bouts 173 103 201
Totals.. 874 023 882
Totals.. 022 889 030
G. P. O. 1'ost Office.
Waesthr'ff 1.12 174 208 Ward 168 182 102
Meyer*... 165 120 171 Baker 120 101 130
Herbert.. 205 103 217 Sherwood. 143 103 143
Williams. 1ST 102 ISO Bishop... 191 151 150
Spaeth... 235 155 170
Totals.. 934 813 S01 Totals.. 030 087 000
NATIONAL GUARD LEAGUE.
Co. G (FirstI.
148'Crass 10!> 145
Co. a I
Clark 133 ?-??-> >?
Jtegges... 153 148 150 MeCorm'ic 140 100 1 < 5
Sears. .... ... ION 112 Indsotv.. l.rti lt(l 13*
Coleman.. 153 152 108
Totals.. 400 718 712 Totals.. 458 322 C25
147 147 160 M action *d 14<i l."il 244
170 ir.ti l.Vi Richards.. li*? 1?I2 17<?
14.'# 2ZI 177 Anhford..
0an?i?l*H. 1?1 150 I'M Brown...
Marshall. 158 182 103 Bruuer... 158 101 173
Totals.. 787 807 794 Totals.. 738 810 018
SUNDAY SCHOOL LEAGUE.
Ninth. *1 Calvary.
?J. Fowler 142 150 153 Smith.
178 172 122
W. Eowler 130 170 170 Roberts.. 139 177 137
107 109 Noll 114 131 132
431 300 431
"i Miller... 148 189 102i
Totals.. 720 840 787; Totals..
?Crittle rolled first game.
fElwood rolled first game.
*V RAILWAY LEAGUE.
Machinists. I Track and Roadway.
Mavars... 133 172 202 Rivers... 143 153 lf.5
Sis 151 189 l.Mi Mledfelt. is2 140 129
Kwinis... 191 IKS 1R2 O'Comieli 181 170 129
Keuner... IMi 158 17" Stauli 1G8 172 122
Wilson... 172 145 1451 Herbert.. 210 172 214
Totals.. 833 852 849i Totals.. 884 813 759
NAVY YARD LEAGUE.
M. Shop. Foundrv SW.p. i
172 1H2 120 Fn?Bltt.. 147 150 114
. 127 149 128 Smallw'd. 115 15:1 132
141 100 140 Dement.. 148 lti7 118
Bronson.. 117 134 113 Ho^well.. 1*3 118 1 in
Zanders.. 178 87 120 S;.ilth.... 17^ lti3 151
Totals.. 733 0-12 027 Totals.. 080 Utl 010
REAL ESTATE LEAGUE.
Assessors. l Marines.
Morris... 141 142 1 86 Garrot... 137 141 153
Welser... 133 143 100 , Doughty. 147 15s l.*.?
Myers 14<? 170 185 Ely j4."> 121 103
Swatfgert. 1'232 102 RolfT Ill 119 138
Akers ISO 183 174 lleukle... 101 132 181
Totals.. 78:1 872 873. Totals.. 701 071 733'
It. Rich's Sor.s. W. B. Moses Si Sou.
Adler S7 88 !?4 Camiilx-11. VS ?2 90
Saxty.... 97 77 93 Snyder... 95 75 82
Mlseliand. 97 94 130 Dunn H?i K! >11
Diard<tf. 84 82 84 Bradley.. !?) ti^ ss
O'Bannou. 109 104 88 Post -97 102 79
Totals. ? 474 -13 490 _ Totals.. 400 418 434
DISTRICT DUCKPIN LEAGUE.
F1 a nig ton :?1 1(,2
Reed 110 8^
Eferett.. 100 90 I'M
Rediiurton 90 lol 85
Casey 102 85 104
83 I Gue 9.-, 87 94
Towles... 97 105 81
Dunn 103 71 80
Hutniner. 103 91 87
Williams. 98 1<>3 98
Totals.. 305 470 449
Totals. . 196 457 446
Roosevelt Club for Hughes.
NEW YORK, January ?.-The Theodore
Roosevelt Club of the eighteenth assem
bly district in Brooklyn at Its monthly re
union on Tuesday night adopted a reso
lution indorsing Gov. Hughes for the
presidential nomination. A. ^ .uires, who
presented the resolution, said that what
the republican party needed was a man
who could carry New York state, and
that Gov. Hughes was the man. He also
said that, while appreciating the work
laid out and executed by President Roose
velt. he saw no reason why he should
name his successor.
Housing Representatives Abroad.
Several bills providing for the purchase
or erection of buildings for I'nited State:
consuls In China and for the purchase of
dwellings for ambassadors of this country
at London. Paris and Berlin were intro
duced in the House today by Representa
tive Perkins of New York, a member of
the committee on foreign affairs.
MR. FOWLER'S CURRENCY Bill1
WOULD RETIRE BOND-SECURED
Proposes a Circulation Based Upon
General Assets?Provisions of
the Measure Described.
The currency bill of Mr. Fowler, chair
man of the House banking and currency
committee. provides for the complete re
tirement of all present outstanding na
tional bank bond-secured currency, and
authorizesvin lieu thereof a currency based
upon general assets of the banks, to be
worked out in this way:
The controller of the currency will desig
nate throughout the country certain re
demption cities, so that there shall be a
redemption city within at least twenty
four hours' reach of every national bank.
The national banks will indicate to the
controller of the currency to what re
demption city they wish to be joined.
The controller will then select a time and
place within each redemption district for
the organizing of that district in the fol
Boards of Managers.
Each national bank in that district, re
gardless of its capital stock, will be en
titled to one vote. Representatives of
the banks will meet at a time and place
designated and elect a board of managers,
to consist of seven members. These seven
will elect ^ chairman, who will become
a deputy controller of the currency and
assume control of his redemption district,
except that he shail not have charge of
the enforcement of the criminal statutes.
Each national bank is authorised to
present to the Secretary of the Treasury
national bank notes and lawful moneys in
lieu of other national bank bond-secured
outstanding notes. Then if the bank s
application therefor is indorsed by the
board of managers of the redemption
district to which it belongs, the bank
will receive guaranteed credit notes to
the amount of its capital stock. These
notes will be subject to a tax of *2 per
cent per annum. Each bank will be re
quired to deposit as a guaranty fundwith
the treasurer of the United States 5 per
cent of its average deposits for the pre
ceding twelve months, and 5 per cent o.
the credit notes which it takes out.
National Guaranty Fund.
The revenue thus obtaiped is to crcate
and support a national guuranty fund or
$500,000,000 for the guaranty of both the
deposits and the outstanding bank notes
of every national bank. Eighty per cent
of this fund is to be invested in United
States bonds drawing per cent interest,
while the remaining '-"O per cent is to be
deposited in banks of the various redemp
tion cities for the purpose of redeeming
the guaranteed credit notes of the banks
in the various redemption districts.
When the national guaranty fund
rfaches *'j:>,000.0(N>?which would be al
most simultaneous with the birth of the
new law?the government is required to
return to the banks the United States
bonds which the government now holds
as security for federal deposits, the ob
ject being to enable the banks to get con
trol of the. bonds so that the government
can invest the 80 per cent of the guaranty
fund in 2 per cent bonds and regain con
In buying these bonds the banks hold
ing them shall be paid their original pur
chase price, provided the bonds were
bought before January 1. 1008. and pro
viding their exact purchase price can b>e
It is Sir. Fowler's idea, as embodied in
the bill, to have the new credit notes
printed on a green background, in differ
entiation from the yellow background of
the gold notes and the white background
of the silver certificates.
! WOMAN FOUND DEAD ONLOAD.
Mystery Surrounds Demise of Mrs.
Skelton Near Baltimore.
BALTIMORE, January 0.?With practi
cally all of her clothing removed, Mrs.
Teresa Skelton, aged llfty-four years,
wife of John Skelton of Stone Cove, was
found dead, lying on the Fork Meeting
road, between Fork and Baldwin, about
ti o'clock yesterday morning. Fork is
about fifteen miles from Baltimore, on the
Harford road. Although Dr. Uorsuch
i gave a certificate of death due to ex
posure and alcoholism, and Butler Wright,
the magistrate at Fork, declined to hold
an inquest, the police of Baltimore county
have arrested John Skelton, aged ttlty
nine vears, husband of the woman, and
John 'skelton, jr., twertty-two years, her
stepson. The men are held on suspicion,
and. in all probability. State's Attorney
Bussey will order an autopsy to be per
formed on the body.
The clothing of the woman, some ot
which was torn, was about 100 yards
from where the body was found. The ex
act spot where the body was picked up
shows a number of footprints of horses'
hoofs. Although Skelton. sr.. and his
wife had been married for ten years, the
neighbors say that the union, which was
the second matrimonial venture for both,
was far from being happy. The husband
was intoxicated, and. according to his
own statement, had been in that condi
tion for the past three weeks.
The elder Skelton would not make any
statement. Both men were locked up m
the Towson jail at a late hour last night
and will be held pending action by the
BRYAN COMPARES. PARTIES.
Says Republicans Are the Aristocrats
CHICAGO. January 0.?In his Jackson
day address last night W. J. Bryan said,
Jackson was democratic in the same
sense in which Jefferson was a democrat.
Both believed In the people, both In their
right to self-government and In ILeir ca
pacity for self-government. And, what is
of no less Importance, both considered
society and society's needs from the dem
ocratic standpoint?that is. from the
standpoint of the interests of the whole
people. On this day when we meet In
memory of Jackson it is entirely fitting
that we fihould consider this the funda
mental and far-reaching question, namely,
from which, standpoint shall we look at
society? The aristocrat regards society
as an organization suspended from the
top; th? democrat considers society as a
structure built from the bottom.
The republican leaders?I do not mean
..the comparatively few reform repub
licans. but thos-? who dominate the party's
policy in the House and in the Senate?
these look at society from the aristocratic
standpoint and therefore cannot under
stand the real needs of the country. If
the trust question is under consideration
thp republican leaders at onc2 become
solicitous for fear rash and ill considered
legislation may disturb the gigantic busi
ness enterprises which are crushing out
independence and Industryr The demo
crats look at the trust question from the
standpoint, of SO.OOO.OOO people who are
victimized and insist upon effective legis
lation. If the railroad question is under
consideration the republican leaders at
once take the side of the railroad manage
ment and assume that any effective regu
lat'on will bring businass to a standstill.
The republican leaders in the Senate
have refused to permit an Inquiry into
the present value of th? railroads and
they have prevented legislation which
would prohibit the issuance of watered
Democrats, looking at the question from
the standpoint of the patrons of the road
and the stockholders, insist that the rail
road business should be put upon an hon
est basis so that there will be no great
fluctuation In the value of the stock and
bonds. The fortunes that have been made
by railroad managers have not come from
salaries, for even enormous salaries do not
make millionaires in so short a time.
The labor question is considered from
both standpoints?the aristocrat thinks
only of the-large employers, tihe democrat
of the army of employes and of the gen
eral public which is inconvenienced.
And so whatever question we take up we
find that everything depends upon the
point of view from which we examine the
question, and there is no better illustra
tion of this than is to be found In the
what UiQr drink
? at th?
llhe Waldorf Importation Company I
HOTELS. RESTAURANTS & CAFES
Where to Dine.
The MacLenmaini Motel
Rooiiih. 75c wr dmjr nod up. RfsiUuriint and hit
conwctftK 115-717 l.'lth nt. n.n\ del3-90t.4
THE ST. JAMBS,
Enrnpean. Rooms, It to $3.
Wcb-daa* Restaurant at Reasonable Prices.
money stringency through which we are
passing. The republican leaders at onc?
rush to the rescue of the hanks after
those banks had brought the stringency
upon the country by tueir unbusinesslike
If the republican leaders had spent halt
as much time in trying to make deposit
ors secure as they have spent In trying to
increase the profits of the bankers wo
would not hav had any panic at all.
THE LEAVITT HOME WRECKED.
W. J. Bryan's Daughter's House
Visited by Malicious Persons.
DENVER. January 9.?Mrs. Ruth Bryan
Leavltt, W. J. Bryan's daughter. Is In
Europe with her husband. The tenants
she left in her bouse moved out a week
ago. Yesterday a neighbor heard a dog
howling In the house, found a door open
and llbecated the animal. He also found
a scene of wreckage and oall?J ethers to
investigate with him.
Every drawer had been emptied on t.ie
floor, the private letters and papers of tho
Leavlts were scattered over the house,
furniture and dishes were broken and
every electric bulb in the nouse had been
shatterfd. The floor was strewn with
draperies, broken glass and china. Ap
parently nothing had been stolen, but the
marauders had gone in for creating a
scene of wreckage and desolation.
No one had been seen about the house
by neighbors since the lessees left.
FOUND DEAD IN A SEWER.
Joseph L. Streckfus Had Been Kisfr
ing in Baltimore Since Saturday.
BALTIMORE. January 9.?Under the be
lief that his friends were bent on mur
dering him. Joseph L. Streckfus, thirty
three years old. son of Leonard J. Streck
fus. 817 North Washington street, crawled
into a sewer at Chester 6treet and Ash
land avenue early Saturday morning, and,
jamming his head and shoulders into a
ten-inch pipe which carries the water
from the inlet of the sewer to the main
sewer, suffocated to death a few minutes
later from the gaseous odor.
The man's body obstructed the pipe and
the streets and cellars of the neighborhood
were flooded yesterday. After two hours*
work workmen were puzzled as to the na
ture of the obstruction, and Anally they
attached a hose to a nearby water plug
and by this force attempted to remove
the objject. Their attempts were of no
avail. It was then suggested that a
sewer rod be run to the pipe, and they
were horrified to find the obstruction the
body of a man.
While the workmen were cleaning out
the sewer a brother of Mr. Streckfus was
watching them doing the work. His broth
er had mysteriously disappeared Saturday
morning and he had a premonition that ha
had crawled into the sewer
When the body was placed on the pave
ment, where hundreds of persons had
gathered. Mr. Streckfus alntost fainted
when he recognized the body as that of
his brother- Owing to the decomposed
condition of the body It was removed to
the morgue, where it will be embalmed.
Later it will be taken to the home.of his
parents for burial.
Streckfus was employed at the Standard
Oil works at Canton, where he was well
liked. The family is at a loss as to what
could have caused his mind to become un
balanced. The mother and the two sis
ters of the dead man are bordering on a
state of collapse as a result of his tragic
DENVER POST OWNER FINED.
Assault on Senator Patterson of the
DENVER, January 0.?Fred C. Bonflls,
one of the proprietors of the Denver Post
was yesterday found guilty of assault
and battery on former United States
Senator Thomas N. Patterson, principal
owner of the Rocky Mountain News and
the Denver Times. Justice of the Peace
Thomas Carlon fined Bonflls fr<0 and costs
Bonfils attacked Patterson as the latter
was walking from his house to his office
December 26. knocking the former Sena
tor down with a blow in the face and
strtklhg him several times afterward. At
the trial Bonfils set up the plea of Justi
fication, based on the publication of ar
ticles in Mr. Patterson's newspaper con
taining charges against Bonfils which
Bonfils declared to be false. Justice Car
lon heard .considerable evidence bearing
upon these charges, but held that "words
of any nature, spoken or published, do
not Justify an assault." though they could
properly be regarded as mitigating cir
cumstances in fixing punishment. The
lustice took both Patterson and Bonfils to
task for personal attacks on each other
in their respective newspapers, and re
quested them "for the good of the gen
oral public" to s op the practice. Ha
warned Bonfils noi to repeat the assault,
as he had threatened.
Bonfils' attorney filed notice of appeal
from Justice Carlon's decision to the coun?
Oov. Glenn Calls Extra Session.
RALEIGH, N. C-. January Gov.
Glenn, after a session of the council of
state. Issued a proclamation last night
for a special session of the general as
sembly to begin Tuesday, January 21. The
proclamation states that the specific pur
pose of the extra session is to change,
modify, straighten or repeal the railroad
passenger rate of 214 cents a mile passed
at the last session of the legislature.
Escaped From Ellis Island.
NEW YORK. January 9.?Harry Scliau
we, a clerk In a Moscow bank, who ar
rived here December 2"J. with an old
schoolmate. Wllhelm von HofTmann,
aboard the Hamburg-American liner Pre
toria. and was s.'nt to Ellis Island,
charged with having embezzle.d $5,000. is
at llbefV- He had a gay time coming
across in the first cabin of the. liner,
spending all he had except about J.*>00.
He was confined with Hoffmann benind
bolts in the dormitory for s-eond cabin
passengers and was supposed to be under
guard all of the time. On Sunday night
he eluded the guard or got away in some
other manner. He was missing at roll
call Monday morning. It is surmised that
he came over with the first ferryboat load
of immigrants at 9::i0 o clock Monday
morning, having hidden himself until the
boat was scheduled to leave and then
mingled with the immigrants Schauwe
had been ordered deported and had ap
pealed his case to Washington.
It is declared that Prof. Henry Marteau
of Geneva has been offered and has ac
cepted the post of director of the Berlin
High School of Music, in succession t<J
the late Dr. Joseph Joachim.