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THE MORNING TIMES has the
be st Sporting Page published In
Washington. It has loner fought the
fight for truo sport, as opposed to
rascality and crookedness of every
THE MORNINQ TIMES Rives all
the news. It Is supplied by the
United Press and the Bennett Cable
Servloe, supplemented by the Asso
ciated Pres3 Service. The Morning
Times leads In News.
VOL. 1. 3STO. 18.
"WASHINGTON, D. C, SATUHDAT" ErNJNGf AUGUST 24, 1895.
EAD THE SUBWAY TIMES TOWRIR0W'
FLUSHED BYCIBLE WIRES
Cream of Gossip in Regard to
Latest Doings in Europe.
IEISH ALLIANCE IN DOUBT
Clmrcli Union Scnmtlon Touching
Cl 11 Marriages England's Chinese
Policy Yacht Haco Goslp Garner
After 'Monkey Train Racing.
Trades Union Congress.
London, Aug. 23 Irish relations with
the Liberal party arc discusEcd with much
teat, and no one can tell what wlllconie
out of the Eitcatiou.
There Is considerable doubt ar to v actlicr
tlie Irish alliance -will Le retained The
Irish organs, l'arnelllte and antl Par
nellltc alike, have'adoptcd an expectant
attitude toward the government. Whatever
reforms, saye the rreercjii's Journal, the
government undertakes, will have the
strenuous artistm cc of the Nationalists as
aids to home rule.
The Dublin It dependent fajs that much
gocd Is likely to be dot c durlig the time
that the Earl of Cadogan holds the iccroy
ctalp of Irelai d It adds. "Lit the dead
past bury its dead in the general Interests
of civilization and pr.giess."
Obviously tLe l'arnelhtes and nntirar
nelhtes are ready to throw aside their
Mr. Henry Lahouchere, the well known
Radical leader, came from Murienbad to
London to attend the meetings of the
Radical committee. He persists in his
contention that the first essential Is to
flepose Lord Rosebery from his position
AS leader of the Liberal parly, and 11 Is
likely that the coming conference will
assent to the deposition of the c-prime
The committee of the English Church
Union recently startled church circles by
declaring that civil marriages were an of
fense against church discipline. Par
ties who had Incurred censure by tntcr
Ing into such marriages ought, according
to the committee, to obtain absolution be
fore being admitted to communion. The
further ceremonies of the ring and the
Joining of hands ought to occur aud the
benediction be given.
The report stjggered even the council
of the union, as throwing doubt on the va
lidity of the civil contract. The matter was
again referred to the committee, who now
report that they did not mean to suggest
the necessity for a religious inmivnl of
tho marriage contract, but only a solirao
acknowledgment in face of the church by
the parties who had contracted civil mar
riages. The council now proposes to seek a
deliverance from the church convocation.
Tho question arouses the keenest feeling
among church adherents.
According to the Speaker, the weekly
organ of the Liberals, the attitude of that
party on tho Chinese mission outrage is
distinctly in fin or of active intervention.
Lord Salisbury, the paper declares, should
obtain an Anglo-Anier'in entente, unde
which the first work should be the further
opening up of China.
. Tho government at Pekin would be wise
to accept foreign aid to restore order, if
only to sav e Itself. A family council of the
nations could, without dlfnculty, sentence
China to thetutelageofanativegendarmeric
officered bj Europeans. This is not yet
probable, although it would be certain to
bnofit the central government, but it
will come soon, unless The Pekin govern
ment responds to the just demands of the
DOUBTFUL ABOUT THE KACE.
That Lord Dunravcn will agree to sail
ing the first race of the series for the Amer
ica's cup on September 7, Is deemed doubt
ful here. The tactics of achtlng experts,
tho Yachtsman tays, gies the challenger
a poor chance of getting in proper trim, al
though they are quite In accord with the
spirit of the deed of gift, and Lord Dun
raven has the reputation In America of
being too good a sportsman not to be fair
Another paper says that all stories about
the Defender's condition ought to be taken
with a deal of salt, as -Americans do and
say everything with a purpose.
A well known Cljde yachtsman, who Is
following the Vigilant-Defender races,
declares that the Defender Is too lightly
rigged He says that she cannot beat the
Vigilant enough to giv e her time allowance,
If the Vigilant is properly sailed.
The races between trains on the railways
between London and Aberdeen have evok
ed discussion as to the dangers to passen
gers and the nervous strain on the drivers
The best opinion published comes from a
man who for eleven years was the engineer
of an express train on the New York Central
railroad. He says be never met a driver
who preferred a slow to a fast train. It
la utter rubbish, he declares, to say that a
fast train entails a greater strain on the
aeries. The knowledge tliat precautions
are taken to keep the line clear for flyirs
takes a deal of anxiety from the driver's
mind. Asa class, they are notably healthy
This American driver tayf lie krows a
numlicr of drivers who retired when tbey
were seventy years old, nrd they were
then enjoying robust health. One of the
most daring drivers in the United States Is
sixty-three jears old and IE the picture of
health Accidents to trains when running
at high speed ere exceedingly rare. With
good roads and rolUng stock, accidents
ing several of the lo
cal and telegraphic
news features in this
issue of The Evening
Times will be found
in to-morrow's Morn
ought not to occur. He contends that It Is
perfectly sjfe to run eighty mllc-san hour
The author of the "Speech of llonkeys,"
Mr. It L. Garner, Tvro, after a few days
In Paris, has Juslcallid for Gaboon, Africa,
interds to tay In Arrica but a few months
to secure rcveral joung ape that havo
been captured for him, vihlch he v ill take
directly to New Ycrk In continuance of his
Investigation of tr'iir language.
He will ao"id Europe, and make the
vojage home, with his apes, by way of
the Azores, the British climate having
proved too vigorous foruiiaccliniatcd apes,
Mr. Garner's last collection of them having
succumbed to pneumonia in London. Mr.
Garner exjiects to educate bis rcxt batch
of young monkeys in the rudiments of
English, not with nny view of personal
profit, as be is a mau of itdipeudcnt
means and has undertaken his experiments
Eolely for his own plearure, he rays.
His fad has excited only ridicule in Eng
land, but in France his efforts are consid
erately watched, and he alms to be not
wholly without honor at home.
TRADES UNION CONGRESS
At the twenty-eighth annual trades
union congress, to be held at Cardiff the
week of September 2, Samuel Gompers
and I'. J. McGuire are expected as dele
gates from the American Federation of
Labor. David Holmes, chairman, and
Sam Woods, SI. P., secretary, constltutt
the committee designated to meet tho
American representatives. The object of
the congress this jiar is to urge Parlia
ment to hold an autumn session for the
special purpose of at once finding useful
cmplojmcnt for the hundreds of thousands
of workmen now Idle, bj such means as
ma j he afforded by government works
on a grand scale. The congress will prob
ably suggest for this purpose the utiliza
tion of crown lands, construction of light
rallwajs. breakwaters and harbors of
refuge', efficient sanitation of all townsand
cities, reclamation of waste lands, and
The congress is also expected to sccui?
thepassagebj Parliament of ageneral eight
hour law, laws for the payment of mem
bers of Parliament, for the speedy abolition
of the House of Lords, for prohibiting the
immigration of alien paupers, and a number
of other measures. -
Several American nrmy officers have
witnessed the August maneuvers In Eng
land, and arc going home enthusiastic for
similar mobilizations annually In the
United States They were much Impicssed
to find at Aldershot, Just outside of Lou
don, a force outnumbering the entire
standing army of the United States. It
appeared to them exceedingly advisable
to establish an American field for maneu
vers, where portiuns of the militia from va
rious States might spend a few w eeks each
summer In service organization with reg
ulars. If nothing else were achieved. It
wouldat least familiarize American officers
with large bodies of men. At present
American officers, however ranch the
oretical knowledge they absorb, know
nothing of the practicalhandling of an army
.except when they come to Europe at their
own expense and witness the annual evo
lutions. CLOTHING CUTTERS OUT.
Lively Strike at Chicago and Almost
a It lot.
Chicago, Aug. 24 A general strike of the
clothing cutters employed by the manu
facturers of the city may follow a strike
of the 100 cutters In Kohn Bros' employ
yesterday. The men are not satisfied with
their hours of work, the rate of pay and the
presence of several foremen Is obnoxious
to the strikers
None of their demands for redress have
been granted, and the firm engaged a lot
of new men Last cv enlng when the men
were leaving the building the firm tele
phoned for protection.
When the officers asserted their author
ity to pre ent an attack on tho new men by
the strikers, the pickets of the union set
upon the policemen. Two of the strikers
wcrcarrcsted and more trouble Is expected.
MAXIMO MORA MADE A WILL
It Blocks Scheming Heirs Beady to
Claim the Spanish Money.
Iguaclo Rodriguez, a Washington At
torney, Sajs He Is Informed In
Retard to tho Paper.
New York, Aug. 24 It Is more than likely
that the proceedings which were recently
taken here In the surrogate's court for the
granting of letters of administration upon
Ihe estate of Jos Mhria Mora, who died
la Rio Janeiro, Brazil, in November, 1892,
will have to be discontinued and proceed
ings of a different nature taken for the
purpose of prosecuting the claim to a por
tion of the award not long since made by
the 8panlsh government of $1,800,000
for the seizure and embargo of property In
Cuba during the revolution of 1868-T8.
The heirs of Jose Marii Mora claim that
they arc entitled to one-half of the award,
as their father was a partner with Antonio
Maximo Mora in the .sugar plantation and
other property which was seized by the
Under the application for the issuance of
letters of administration, under which
citations have been issued, the petitioner,
Jose Manuel Mora, a son of Jose Maria
Mora, stated that his father had left n"
It no wappcars that he executed a win
o njuly 10, 18G5. This fact Is brought
ou tby an affidavit made by Jose Ignucio
Rodriqucz, of Washington, which was filed
to-day in the surrogate's court.
The affidavit of Rodriquez Is based upon
a letter which be recently received from
Joaquin Lands, a notary of Havana..
This notary in his letter says that Don Jose
Maria Mora on July 10, I860, executed
before Notary Augustin Valerlo a closed
last will and testament. In duplicate. One
copy be took away by himself and the other
was left lnthecustody of the notaryln charge
of the general archives of the protocol In
Havana. This has never been opened.
Mrs. Penbody's Estate.
The executors of the late Mary D. Fea
body to-day returned an inventory of the
personal estate of the deceased, valued at
Soaled Will Filed.
A sealed will of the late Caroline 8.
Bbaniwellwas filed to-day -with the regis
ter. Extra for Labor Day.
Steamer Richmond trill leave same as
1 regular schedule, 9 a. a.
Printing Office Civil Service
Rules So Amended.
ORDER FROM THE PRESIDENT
It Allows Candidates for Examination
Without RpHtrlctlon as to Yours.
Typographical Union's Position
With Reapect to tho Lu Objec
tionable Feature Done Anay With.
The chief objectionable feature which the
printers have expressed themselves as
finding in tho civil service rules which were
formulated for the Government Printing
Office, was to -da 5 rectified by the cllmlna
Uon of the maximum time limit.
The President has amended section two
of Rule II to read as follows:
"Any male citizens of the United States
not under twenty-one years of age, and
anj- female citizen not under eighteen years
of ago, may be examined for positions In
the Goernment Printing Office."
As originally preparedd, the male ag
limit was fixed at fort -the years, and
the female limit at thirty-five years. This
was held by the PuhllcPrinter to be a man
ifest injustice, as It barred many old and
reliable employes from participation in
the examinations, and practically forced
them to relinquish their positions.
President Proctor, of the Civil Service
Commission, to-day said that the amended
rule would become operative at the next
examination, only the minimum age limit
of twenty-one years for males and eight
een for females being taken Into consld
cratlon. Mr. Cleveland approved thechango
The printers", as represented by Colum
bia Typographical Union, are regarded
as deserving of great credit for the con
servative course pursued by that organ
ization in regard to the objectionable age
limit. Immediately after the rules gov
erning examinations were formulated there
was a general expression of dissatisfac
tion on the limitation or eligibility, and
It was expected that at the first regular
meeting of the union action would be taken
and a formal protest entered against the
chief objectionable feature.
With this end In view a scries of strong
resolutions were prepared and offered at
the- meeting They were calmly and dis
passionately discussed and eventually
laid on the table by practically a unanimous
By this emphatic action the printers as.
a body expressed their general satisfac
tion nt the Institution of civil service
in the Government Printing Office and a
sufficient degree of confidence in the
President and the commission to believe
that all mluor errors and inequalities
would be promptly rectified when at
tention was called to their Injustice, with
out any formal action being taken at this
This confidence has been justified and
theonly really serious objectionable fea
ture of the new regulations has been
BOOK3IAKING AT HARLEM.
Judge Gibbous Decides That It Must
Chicago, Aug. 24. By the decision of
Judge Gibbons, hande ddown this morn
ing, the Harlem Racing Association is per
manently enjoined from permitting book
making or other forms of gambling on If
By bis decision the race track gains one
point, a purely technical -one, and the civic
federation gains the mala point, that ganr
bUng on the track most cease.
Matthew Stanley Quay.
OUTRAGES W SNUDf
Women and Children Killed With
'Machetes, and Prisoners Shot.
LETTER FROM JOSE MAOEO
Gomez Prosecuting Stogo at Puerto
Principe Prospect That the riace
Will Be Forced to Surrender G uer
rllla Fighting in Various Prov
inces Must "ot Iteport Fever.
Santiago do Cuba, Aug. 17, via Key
West, Aug.24. Last night your corre
spondent received from the country an offi
cial report signed by Jose Maceo of the
outrages committed by the column of Span
ish Lieut.-Col. Segura. and Commander
Gasrldo, during their excursion In the Betn
of Guantama, where Maceo operated. A
translation of the report is as follows:
"8ald officers killed with Machete a wo
man named Manuel Vera, fifty jears old,
and a girl named KJuaW Vera, six years
old, at a place called Sacta Relta. They
tied up a frenchman named Armand La
moot. with the intention of haneinc him.
but afterward released Jiim and gave him J
eweuiy-iour uours 10 leave jus plantation,
"The'y destroyed all the plantations as
they passed them and they shot any prison
ers that tbey took. They also shot the
peaceful people working' 'on their farms.
They went to the plantation 'Neuva Hac
ends' and stole everything the family had
there. After the ten years' war the said
Garrldo was expelled from the "army as a
thief and a criminal, but when the present
war broke out they reinstated him."
The hotel where Brlsson, the Herald re
porter, lives was visited at 1 o'clock this
morning by the chief of police, accompanied
by several policemen. The chief called
Mr. Brlsson and asked him If ho knew any
thing of two Americans who had arrived
last night from Havana, for whom he was
looking. Mr. Brlsson told him there were
no newly arrived Americans there. The
chief then left, and at 3 a ni. be arrested
two young men who arrived here last even
ing. These young men looisvery respecta
ble. Everything has been ..quiet In this dis
trict for the last tew- Tdays. All the
movements which at muscat to be in Las
Villas and Camaguey. Iq the latter dis
trict Maximo Gomez Is carrying on a very
severe siege on the City ot Puerto Prin
cipe, and the Inhabitants begin to be very
uneasy. People hero thlnkc that the ci
will soon have to surrender if affairs
continue as they are now.
On the 9th instant a party of insurgents
surrounded a fort in construction, called
Ramblazo, Puerto Principe, defended br
a force of twenty guerillcro. They were
afterward joined by forty-five cavalry,
who went to their assistance. They had
an encounter which lasted two hours, the
rebels having two killed and the Spaniards
three killed and twelve wounded, but the
insurgents were unable to take possession
of the fort.
The convoy mentioned in your corre
spondent's letter of the Eth Instant reached
the Cobra, all right. They bad a slight
sklrnish withthe Insurgents on tgbe road
skirmish with the insurgents on the road
at the place namsd, out the rebels being in
very much smaller, numbers than the
Spaniards, retired, without loss on either
The govsror ottatt city Bias ordered the
directors of the newspapers not to publish
the dally reports of. the deathc-from yellov
lever, as they have beendolng, as the death
rate of the dlseae ss so'largethat they
fear the people will become alarmed. Bow-"
everUie report will "be" seat to the Ulted.
OFFICIALS IRE ANXIOUS
Minister Denby Preserves His
REPORTS ARE DISCREDITED
Stato Department Does Not Jlelleve
tho Kucheng CommlKsion Is Prac
tically ImprlHone-d Some Excuses
Advanced for theMinlster's failure
to Hcport to Wnshlugton.
The silence of Minister Denby with refer
ence to the -Kucheng inquiry continues
despite the actually anxious feeling at
the State Department, that has been caused
by the press dispatches.
Mail from China, more than a month old,
was delivreed at the State Department to
day, and this contained letters ircm Mr.
Denby regarding events up to that time.
The press dlf patches have told of the re
fusal of the Chinese authorities to permit
the American commissioners to attend the
investigation at Kucheng; of the departure
of Capt. Newell, of the cruiser Detroit, from
Foo Chow to Kucheng, and of the appoint
ment of the Viceroy Liu, the enemy of
missionaries and the alleged Instigator of
the Chengtu riots, an imperial commis
sioner to investigate the Kucheng affair,
but not a line has come from Mr. Denby on
any of these subjects.
Acting Secretary Adee said to-day that
he had authorized no expression of the De
partment's opinion as to the cause of Mr.
Denby's silence, for the simple reason that
noo-oplon bad been formed, or could be, in
the absence ot knowledge of the facts.
FACTORS TO BE CONSIDERED.
It was to be remembered, Mr. Adcc
said, that China is a country of slow com
munications, having practically no speedy
mall service, and few telegraph lines; tliat
the problem of the fiUtng protection of the
lives and property Interests of our citizens
scattered over a territory covering 1,000,
000 square miles or more, required con
stant conference and co-operation be
tween the minister and the admiral com
manding, as well as trustworthy informa
tion from tho consul; that the Tsuugli Ya
men, the practical government of China, as
far as foreign interests, are concerned. Is a
cumbrous body to deal with, its delibera
tions being often protracted, and the execu
tion of its decisions depending on the
doubtful zeal of the local viceroysa nd provln
rial governors, and that the necessity of
bringing all these dierse factors Into
concurrent working might well baffle Mr.
Denby's natural desire to report to the
Department successful action upon its
To take the case of the Kucheng inves
tigation, communication with the consul
at Foo Chow was obviously necessary to
any Intelligent action, and Mr. Iltxson ap
peared to have put himself beyond tele
graphic reach. The need of communicating
with him yb personal message perhaps ex
plains the press reports that Commander
Newell, ot the DctroiUliad gone to Kucheng
to see him, of which, however, tlie State
SOME ALLOWANCES MADE.
The telegrams from. Shanghai and
Hong Kong, said Mr. Adee, are ti be taken
with some allowance, by reason of the ap
parent dIspo8lton lnthose qua rters to"
work np prejudice against the diplomatic
and naval representation of the United
States in Canada, and dependence upon
such reports might be more likely to com
plicate and defeat than helpful aid the
Government In carry fag oat Its practical
In the absence of information from Mr.
Denby, the statements published in the
London papers that the British and Amer
ican commissioners are practically pris
oners at Kurheng cannot be confirmed.
The statement Is not believed here.
The gunboat Yorktown arrived at
Shanghai to day from Chetoo, accord
ing to a cablegram received at the Navy
Department. There is no significance
attached to this fact, as the flagship Bal
timore Is now at Chefoo amply able to
protect American life and property In
HOOK SWLNDLEU CAUGHT.
Knonn to Ilmo Made Thousands at
New York, Aug, 24. When Detectives
McCarty and Weller arrested Karnvilhclm
and Otto Barnes on August 9 last for swind
ling largo book concerns in this city, they
found In the possession of Wlliielm a ship
ping receipt for eleven cases of books valued
at $3,500. which hail been shipped to
IV. II. Wilhclm, in Philadelphia. Capt.
O'ltrlen, of the detective bureau, tele
graphed the facts to the chief of police in
Philadelphia, and they arrested H. M.
Winter, alias Fanbam, 20 years old, a
clerk, who said he lived in that city, for
complicity in the swindling scheme.
Winter was brought to New York by De
tective Weller last night. This morning he
was Identified by George C. Whaley, of
the Gibbs Publishing Company, whose
office is In the Bennct building, as the man
who, under the name of Wihiam Hall,
some time ago forged orders on tliat firm
and obtained $300 n'ortu of books from
them. A warrant was issued last March
for Kanham. Winter was taken to the dis
trict attorney's office this morning and
committed to the Tombs.
TKAPPISTS TAKES IX.
Supposed British .Nobleman Secures
Kl-llt Thousand Dollars.
Louisville, Ky Aug. 24. Darnley Beau
fort has been dismissed as principal of
Gethscraane College, after having swin
dled the Trapplst monks who conduct it
out of 58,000, as they allege. It is only
due to the goodness, of the TrappUts that
Beaufort has been allowed to go without
prosecution. lie seems to be a swindler
though this be denies In a telegram from
Indianapolis, stating that upon the return
from France of Abbot Edward, he will
pay up what he owes, having, as ho alleged,
theabbol's consent to use the money.
Beaufort came to the monastery about
five years ago 13o claimed to be a brother
of the Duke of Beaufort and a descendent
of Edward VI of England. The monks did
not know that Edwaard VI died while a
boy. and believed his story. Beaufort
claimed to hae promised his son on his
deathbed to spend his life doing good for
The monks made him the principal of
Gethsemane College, and being a man of
fine education, he filled the post admirably.
He was always doing good for boys and
poor people, and was regarded as a most
philanthropic man. Now it seems the
money he used so freely was that belonging
to the monks. An Investigation resulted
lu proof of his guilt, and he was dismissed.
Some of the stories he told them have beer
round to be untrue. One was that he had
been appointed a colonel on the staff of
Governor Brown, and another tliat he bad
taken the vows of the Trapplst Order.
ANOTHER HOTEL FIRE.
Los, of Life nnd Property In an Ohio
Air Line Junction, Ohio, Aug. 24. This
place was visited by a disastrous fire
shortly after 2 o'clock this morning,
which, besides burning two hotels, caused
the death of a sawmill hand named Dan
lei McCarty, aged 30 jears, of While
haven, Mich. The proprietors of the ho
tels. George Meeker and William Avery,
jumped from the windows, and Patrolman
Olhms carried Mrs. Meeker out Into the
The Air Line Hotel is a two-story frame
building, and it was almost totally de
stroyed, with a loss of 3,000.
The Central Uotelalso a frame building,
was damaged to the extent of $1,500.
The barber shop of II. Griswold was also
burned; loss $1,000. All fully Insured.
Wiftt Virginia Murder.
Mannlngton, W. Va , Aug. 24 Martin
Gerard, a prominent citizen of this city,
was shot and almost Instantly killed early
this morning by James A. Riddle, who
was Insanely jealous. RiOdle confessed
the shooting, claiming justification in
that he caught Gerard trying to get into
his bouse by means of a window shortly
after midnight. Riddle Is under arrest.
Fired by a Xaked Lamp.
Ashland, Fa., Aug. 24. A frightful ex
plosion of gas occurred at Locust Gap col
liery this morning. Two men were killed
and three seriously injured. They were
by a naked lamp.
Trctty Mornlns Wedding.
Miss Lula Porter and Dr. Walter Ferris
were married to-elay at the home ot the
bride on Rhode Island avenue. Rev. T. R.
Verbrjcke, of Gurley Memorial Church,
officiating. The parlors were tastily dec
orated, and a number of friends and tlie
Immediate famiUesofthecontracting parties
were present. After a wedding breakfast,
the j oung couple left" for a Northern tour.
Hastings Wants a Caucus.
Harrisburg. Pa., Aug. 24. Gov Has
tings and Attorney General McCormlck
bad a conference this morning, at which
It was decided to send notices to the dele
gates friendly to the administration that
a meeting will be held Tuesday evening
to select a candidate for temporary chair
man of the Republican State convention
on Wednesday. The place of meeting has
not been agreed upoti, but it will prob
ably be held in the hall of the house of
Fish Oil Works Burn.
Boston , Aug. 24 The entire plant of the
Frank L. Youn and Kimball Fish Oil works
In South Boston, were destroyed by fire
this morning, with all the etcck, including
four large tanks of oil. The works were
running full capacity and there was a large
amount of stuck on hard, and the Iocs Is
estimated at $50,000. The amount of
insurance could not be learned.
British Cricketers Arrive.
Southampton, Aug. 24. Among the pas
sengers on board the American line steamer
St. Louis, which sailed for New York at
1.3b p. m. to-day, were the Cambridge
cricket team, under the captaincy of Mr.
F. A. Mitchell, whose first game In Amer
ica will be played against AH New York
on the Staten Island Cricket Club's grounds
on September i.
Everything in Readiness for the
SCENES ALONG THE RIVEB
Crews AhHlziied to Position nnd All
Prellniliuirles Arrunzed It Gives
PromUe of Doing the Greatest
Aquatic Ecnt in Years Gosnh
About the Varlons Crenx.
Anxious looks were st skyward to-day
by practically the entire male population of
Washington, and-a goodly portion of the
rest, for that matter. Weather reports
were eagerly scanned and silent prayers
made to the weather gods that they might
smile upon the Potomac regatta.
There was little else talked of on tba
street and In the hotels, and the colors of
the -varlojs teams entered were much In
evidence. In the club houses and hotel cor
ridors the strength ot the crews was dis
cussed and a good deal of money placed on
the various events.
As early as 2 o'clock this afternoon
the crowds began to pour to ward.the river
and from the Aqueduct bridge down van
tage points were early occupied.
Boats, any LInd of boats, are In demand.
Skiffs, barges, punts, bateaus, catboats,
canoes and everything and anything that
Hill float has been pressed Into service
and dots the entire course.
As early as 8 o'clock this mronlng all
was life and bustle around the Columbia
Athletic,. Potomac and Analostan boat
houses. The day broke beautifully, and
save Tor a stiff breeze that is sweeping
over the river, It will be an ideal one for
Every detail has been looked after by
those in charge of the event, and all If
now ready for the calling of the- races.
NOTHING BUT REGATTA.
There has never been so much interest
in a like event in this city. That the re
gatta of to-day will lie the very best ons
from every standpoint ever held here is
conceded by all who are familiar with row
ing. It Is expected that the largest crowd that
ever attended such an ev ent here will be on
hand to-day. The ladles always take great
Interest In thnis kind of athletic sport, and
they are look red for In large numbers.
Special preparation has been made for
their comfort and entertainment
A large delegation of boating people and
friends arrived in the city this morning
from Baltimore and more are expected this
All of the bcathonses prcrent a holiday
appearance. Flags, banners and bunting
have been used unsparingly, and make an
attractive and pretty sight.
The crews all took a tpin this morning
to limber up, aud in each instance they did
most satisfactory work.
The Pennsylvania Barge Crew.Ariels, of
Baltimore. Metropolitans, of New York,
and Montreal men, of Philadelphia, am
quartered at the Columbia Athletic Club's
boathouse. All four bad their oarsmen out,
and all of them were watched with interest
by the early visitors to the course.
The Palisades, of Yonkers, are with lbs
Potomac Club, and the Baltimore Athletics
are with the Analostans. Both crews had
their men out for a stiff pull. All of thelocal
men were also out. .
The drawing for positions took place last
night and resulted as follows:
Junior Eights Columbia Athletic Club,
1; Baltimore Athletic Club, 2; Potomao
Boat Club, 3.
Lightweight Fours Columbia Athlctlo
Club, 1; Analostan Boat Club, 2; Potomac
Boat Club. 3.
JunlorSingles Columbia Athletic CIul), 1
Ariel Rowing Club, Baltimore, 2; Potomac
Boat Club, 3.
Seulor fount Metropolitan Rowing Cljb,
New York, 1; Ariel Rowing Club, Baltimore,
2; Pennsylvania Barge Club, Philadelphia,
3; Columbia Athletic Club, 4; Analostan
Boat Club, 5; Potomac Boat Club, 6.
Intermediate eights Columbia Athletic
Club. 1; Baltimore Athletic Club, 2; Pal
isade Boat Club, Youkers, 3; Potomac Boat
Club, 4; Montrose Boat CUb, Philadel
As to the outcome of the races there was
much speculation about all the boat
houses this morning. It was the genera
belief that the junior single would go to
Reitz, or the Ariel Club, of Baltimore.
Moan, of the Colunbia Athletic Club, and
Maurice, of the Potomacs, are entered
against Reitz, but it is not likely that thf
latter will start. He has been sick and ii
out of condition.
"SURE FOR ANALOSTANS.
The lightweight four race is looked
upon as a pretty sure thing for the Ana
lostans, though the Columbia Athletic
and Potomac oarsmen are by no meant
counted out of it.
It is thought that the senior four will
find a wiunu in either the Metroixilltan,
of New York, or the Pennsylvania Barge
Club, whil? the race for intermediate
eights will be a close thing between: Mon
tros", of Philadelphia and Palisade, of
Yonkers. The PoVimac men in this race
aro Juniors, w ho v. ere nev er ina race before.
This promises to be the most interesting
event of theday. The Palisade crew rowed
ons mile in a Junior eight race at the
Middle States regatta on the Harlem
Rlv er, covering the distance in 5.02 1-4,
beating the Nassau and Staten Island
cro.vs, of New York, the Lone Stars and
Newnrks. The Harlem River record is
given as 5 01. The Montrose crew were
beatenby eight feet by the Massachusetts
crew, ot Worcester, Macs., in the fast
time of 7 33 for a mile and a half.
Tho Junior eight raco will likely He be
tween the Potomacs and Baltimore Ath
letic Club crews, while the race Tor Junior
fours, it is thought, will go to the Columbia
Athletic Club boys.
Good Times Corner.
Now York, Aug. 24 The Georgia South
ern & Florida road reports for the year
ended June 30 gross earnings of $843,560,
an increase of $12,507, and net, $22iL.
593, increaso of $47,710.
Extra for Labor Day.
Steamer Richmond will leave same 84
Tegular schedule, 9 a. m.
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