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But Will Fight Hard.
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The lots are small, so
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Little lower prices on
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day Labor Day.
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CE.VERAL SrortTIXG NOTES.
The twenty-mile road race being over, the
nexlevent of Interest to 'Washington bicycle
riders -will be the contest for the "Washing
ton and Baltimore road record. Plans for
this affair have been under way for some
time, though the date for It has not yet been
definitely settled. It Is expected thnt any
where from twenty to forty entries will "be
made. Among these win be Fistcr, "Wood
and a dozen or more other riders of this
city, while a number of Baltimorcans will
be against them.
Springfield, Mnss , has been famous for
years for lis bicycle meets, bat the one to
be held there during September -will prob
ably be the greatest the town has ever had.
An hour record event and a 100-mile race
will be made leading features. Titus and
other noted men will ride in the hour race.
Jaequelln and riettc, the Trench profes
sional bicycle riders, are on their way to
America. Neither one can speak English.
Candiatcs for honors on the Vale football
team have been notified to appear for pre
liminary practice in New Haven on Sep
The night horse racing and bicycle racing
at the Arlington track is proving popular
with Baltimore people. Every night good
crowds are on hand, and they are constantly
growing in size. There was at first much
doubt nlraut the Buccess of this venture.
The English athletes who arc now on
their way to this country are coming with
bat little encouragement from their friends
at home. About all of the expert authorities
In England are predicting that they will be
Dadly beaten here, which would Indicate
very clearly that they are not regarded as
the best their country affords, and that this
will have the effect of lessening Uie Interest
In the coming contests Is plainly to be seen.
Speaking of (he stride of now famous ama
teur sprinters, a college paper says that
Ernest S. Ramsdcll, of the University of
Pennsylvania, uses perhaps the longest
itrfdc of any amateur runner In this coun
try. In a 220-yard run, after he was fairly
started, his strides averaged seven feet nine
Inches. John V. Crum', the present Intercol
legiate champion, scarcely strides seven
Xeel. Ills running, however. Is In better
orru, with nlraost perfect action.
Tingle Drum Corps' Festival.
he Englo Juvenile Fife and Dram
Corpi entertained their friends last Mon
day evening nt Robinson's Park, corner
of Eighteenth street and Florida avenue.
"What, with the brilliantly lighted grounds
and pavilion, the decorations, and the
large number of people present, the boys
hayc ronton to be proud of their success.
A little misunderstanding with the mu
sicians who were engaged to play dance
music at first threatened to mar the
pleasure of the evening, but with this
adjusted, the time passed rapidly and the
Mckct office did a good business.
It Wns Jlary Burjress.
The body of the woman who died on a
Columbia street car Wednesday night
has been identified ns that of Mary Burgees,
Wife of" Enoch Burgess, ot Brightwood.
Joe Lyons In In" Town and In Heady
to Take on Any Lightweight Who
Will Meet Illm Wood Jx Looking
For u Jlout With George Godfrey.
Some Coming Content.
The Daley-Dooley bout last night Is oc
cupying the attention of the local boxing
contingent to-day, though bouts In pros
pect, nre being excitedly discussed.
The easy way In which Daly won from
Dooley Is further-proof that the Wilming
ton boy Isa good one with the mittens, and
that the man who beats him will have to
be among the rirst rank of lightweights.
Dooley came here well tliught" of. lie
was looked upon as a strung boxer In bis
class. After he went to work under thecare
of Ted Alexander, and many of the local
ring followers bad been given a chance
to see blm and Judge of his ability, it was
freely predicted that Daly I.ud picked
up a Job that was liable to give him the
worst- of it, but Jack did not weaken,
though some of his friends did, and the
confidence be showed In himself was
proven to be well founded by the outcome
of the mill last night. Dooley was not In
It with blm.
SAILOR BROWN'S FLUKE.
There is much disappointment over the
failure of Sailor Jim Brown to come to
the scratch for bis bout with Pat Roedy.
Since before the McMillan and Raedy bout,
the Sailor has been talking a good deal
about his boxing proclivities, and he wag
loud in bis declarations that be was
aching for a go with either of the above
lie seemed much disturbed by the fear
that Raedy would not meet him. But now
that he has had a chance at Pat and failed
to embrace it, there is a pretty loud
suspicion thnt the Sailor really was not as
anxious to fight as he at flrt thought he
Among the latest arrivals In the city
who are here for boxing honors, are the
noted Billy Woods, of Denver, and Joo
Lyon3. The latter came from New York
and desires The Times to say he Is ready
to meet any 133-pounder In these parts.
Lyons, as a guarantee of bU sincerity and
his ability, points to the fact that he has
beaten the clever Jimmy Lark-In in twelve
rounds, Benny Peterson, one other good
one. In six rounds, and that he .fought an
eight-round draw with Owen Zelgler.
LOOKING FOR GODFREY.
Billy Woods, who is a strapping fellow
and a clever boxer. Is here to make a match
with George Godfrey, whose battle with
Joe Cboynskl was declared off at Boston
last night because there were but few in
the audience to see it- Woods has met
The Eureka Athletic Club is now corre
sponding with Uodfrey in behalf of the Den
ver man, but whether George will or will
not agree to a go is not yet known. Woods
wants a bout, and will take on any of the
men In the lightweight division the Eureka
officials may select. His last engagement
was with Steve O'Donnell, and for thir
teen of the fourteen rounds the pair were
together he had Corbett'a protege guess
ing nt a lively rate.
Woods says bo saw Paddy Gorman in
New York yesterday, and that he is spoil
ing for a bout with Billy McMillan. Woods
informed the Washington boxer of this fact
thismorning.but whether anything will come
of it is not known. Gorman Is Just about
McMillan's height and weight, and has
mads some good stands in the ring. His
long, fierce bout with the famous Young
Mitchell is a performance that set him well
up in the boxing world.
TD.ACK AND STABLE.
Dwyer's horse, Harry Reed, was given a
dash at Gravcsend on Wednesday, and is
said to have shown remarkably fast work.
This was the first speedy turn the noted
sprinter has received since his return from
England, and all connected with blm were
The lgnomlniousbeatlng that Right Koyal
gave the famous Western crack, Ben Brush,
at Sheepshead, seems to have put a damper
on all of the turrmen from his section. Brush
has been rated by many or them as better
than Handspring, Hastings, Applegato, or
any of the rest of the Eastern two-year olds.
Eastern horsemen seem to look at his defeat
less seriously than do the Westerners. They
say mat the rorm shown by Brush in tills
race was so bad that it cannot be taken as
a line on his real merit, and that he will
yet show himself to be a great colt even
As many believed he would, Robert J.
turned the tables on his famous rival, Joe
Patchen, yesterday, and beat him handily.
The little gelding went the "three beats
in 2:06 1-2, 2:01 1-2 and 2:04 3-i. The
second heat of this race makes a new track
record for Fleetwood.
Riley Grannan Is said to have made a -I
killing at Sheepshead Bay yesterday. He
went all nlohg the line laying money on
Henry Young at odds of 10 to 1. Young
got his race by a head from Bellicose.
It is given out that arrangements have
been made for a race between JocPatchen,
Robert J. and John R. Gentry at Louisville
on September 12, when the winner will
get the comfortable fortuno of $50,000.
The owner of each of these great horses,
between -whom there ia so much rivalry,
n to make a pool ol $40,000 -and the.
W. K. Vandcrbilt Is going to Join the
American contingent in France, and startra
huge breeding and racing establishment.
lie Invested $40,000 Jn brood mares the
other day, which are to be sent abroad.
Mr. Vandcrbilt, Mr. Bennett, Mr. Croker,
and the rest of them seem determined to
plant the American race horse firmly on
The league games played yesterday re
sulted as follows:
Washington, 9; St. Louis,
Philadelphia, 6; Chicago,
New York, 14; Louisville,
Brooklyn, 11; Cincinnati,
Boston, 8; Cleveland, 4.
Tbo standing of tns League Clubs to-day Is as
Baltimore. 05 38 .Ml Chlrapo... S7 -K9
CleteUnJ. C9 40 .C3-1 Cincinnati. M 49 .521
Brooklyn.. 59 45 .567 New York. 54 50 .519
Boston.... 57 4 .501 Vahn.... 31 63 .330
Phila M 45 .663 St. Louis... SO 73 .2
llllSDurg.. 5 47 .557 LouloTllla. 21 75 .233
The league garnes scheduled to-day are
Cleveland at Boston.
Cincinnati at New York,
Louisville at Brooklyn.
Pittsburg at Baltimore.
St. Louis at Washington.
Mercer was a little shy of good work at
short. He dropped the first ball bit In the
first Inning, aninnocentllttleny.andlaterln
the game he made a clumsy fumble.
The Senators touched Ehrct up at a lively
Anderson stopped the slugging when he
got Into the box.
Mr. Temple, of Temple cup fame.saw the
game between the Bcaneatcrs and Firatcs
at Boston on Tuesday, and declared em
phatically that the dubs that finished first
and second in the pennant race should play
for bis trophy.
Baltimore leads Cleveland eleven points
Roger O'Conner didn't prove that he Is
a back number. He did good work at first
and made three safe hits.
Collins' good work for the Colonels has,
brought a rcquMtthat he be returned to Bos
ton The Beaneaters offer to give Nyce,
now with the New England league, in re
turn for him. The Colonels are kicking.
The Louisville outfield Is about as good
an any In the League, says an exchange. A
funny thing in connection with their outfield
istncfacttliatall three ottheir.cnbare been
pitchers, and all three bat left-handed.
Get tlngerformcrlypltchedforMobile, Clarke
for Montgomery and Wright for the Peorins.
Now comes the report that John Mont
gomery Ward will, manage the Quakers
Perhaps if games were called a little
earlier the Senators wouldn't make so many
The Pirates seem to be In a bnd way.
Gross and Stuart arc laid up, Cllngman
nnd Blcrbaucr are playing with banged-up
bands, and Sugden is out of the game.
Cleveland will play four games at Balti
more. They will be hard-rought ones. One.
will bo a postponed game.
Philadelphia is playing good ball these
days, and the sedate Quakers have been
turning out to the number of 7,000 a game
sinco the club has been at home.
New York, St. Louis and Philadelphia
aro all said to be after Latham.
From -100 to 600 no w foots u p the attend
ance at ball games in New York, and Freed
man is said to be responsible. The Colonels
can do better than that.
Bug Holllday has a bad finger. He may
not play again this season.
Bob Lowe Is threatened with bone rot.
He was hit on the foot by a ballt a week
Eddlo Burke Is enjoying a warm reception
at -the hands of his old admirers In New
York. When be appeared in'the first game
between theGiantsand the Reds on Wednes
day, ho was greeted with howls of delight.
Sclbacb was sadly missed at the bat.
Miller and Hurst had a war of words over
calling the gamo in the sixth, birt Tim was
charltab'.o enough to let Dave Brown off
without taxing him.
Tom Brown did another great day's
work. Ho is as solid as a rock with the
Fiebj sent the ball a-rolllng Bure enough
wh'n ho knocked out a home run in the fires
Tho Von dor Abe combination were alto
gether too much for Senator Malarkey. He
was in no condition to pitch, and they
.. When big Bogor Conner was sighted on
first, there was general good feeling.
Roger is strong with tho fans everywhere.
It lg no injustice to Miller to say that be
is a dirty ball player. Ho bunted Abbey
with his elbow deliberately In the fifth In
ning, while tho latter was running from
second base homt, and hurt blm severely
(or the time.
The success of Ihe first entertainment at
the Empire Athletic Club, at Maspeth,
Long Island, has no doubt greatly" pleased
the New York boxing contingent, for
the new Institution premises to fill the
yucaiicy made when the Brooklyn authori
ties shut down on the Coney Island Clab.
At the Lavlugc-Handler and Erue-Skelly
bouts on Tuesday night there was no frowns
or Interference on the putt of the law of
ficers, and It ii bel!ced that there will
be In the future if business is transacted In
an orderly and respectable way. The new
club will oppone the Baltimore Eureka for
the Choyuiskl-IIall contest.
Jack McAulirre ii to box with n man
yet to be picked at an athletic show to
be given at liitli Beach on Labor day.
If Boston papers can be relied on, George
Dixon had things hU own way with Johnny
Griffin on Tuesday night, notwithstand
ing reports sent out to the contrary. Ac
cording to the Boston authorities Dixon
was the aggressor, while Grirflu through
out the twenty-five rounds was on the de
fensive, and did little fighting except
when Dixon forced hint to. Dixon tent
Griffin through the ropes about the middle
of the proceeding-, and had him all but
out near the wtnd-up. Griffin being saved
by the gong. -Griffin was fully ten pounds
heuvler than the colored boy.
Fitzsimmons and Corbett are to show
themselves al theaters in Baltimore to
night and to-morrow night. They may
Ivcii things up by having another run In
Parson Davlcs ami Tom O'Rourke ate
going South with their boxing outfits and
propose giving shows at Dallas on the
three nights previous to the opening ot the
Florida Athletic Club's carnival. Botl
the rarsoii and Tom arc aggrieved at
not getting in on the Florida Athletic
Club for as much as they hoped for, and
they are going to get even ,by getting the
first whack at the Dallas crowd.
Since Joe Wolcott's second defeat of
Dick O'Brien he has been given the title
of welterweight champion. It would be
lute-resting to followers of Imxliig if it
were told when and where and from whom
Wolcolt won this champioa3ulp.
The boxers around Washington are at a
loss to know under what rules Mike Leon
ard, who modettly sties himself "the Beau
Brumrael of the prize ring,"- works . He has
beon meeting "all comers" In his class at
Kernan's this week. On Monday night when
he met the colored boy. Upward rVllson,
Mike, finding that lie hada somewhat diffi
cult Job on his hands, proceedrd, so It Is said,
to turn the set-to into a go-as-you-please
affair, which was promptly stopped by the
police. On Wednesday night Mike met a
young East Washington boxer named Con
nors. The affair was friendly enough for
a while, then Mike got it Into his head that
Connors was taking liberties with him, and
while the latter was hampered by Pat
Raedy, his second, Mike hit him a clip
on the Jaw that caused him to be oblivious
to the world and all there is In it for some
thing like a quarter of an hour.
It eeenu that the manager ot Mike's
show, or the show that hires Mike, agrees
to pay any lioxcr whom Mike meets $80 it
he stays four rounds. It further appears
from transactions In Washington that when
Mike finds thut he can'rtave his manager's
money any other way, be makes his bouts
of such a nature that the police are in duty
bound to interfere, nnd he,'saes it in this
Attorney-General Crane's opinion, hand
ed down the other day, that prize fighters,
referees and seconds constitute an unlawful
assemblage, according to Texas laws, and
can be shot If they refuse to cease unlawful
conduct, cannot but seem njoat cruel to both
Fitzslmmons and Corbett. It is lad enough
for them to be kept gueislug which is going
to get whipped, let alone contemplating
getting riddled with lead. Besides, both
are now in the hclghth of the pleasures of
Jack nanley and Gus naverstrom have
been matched to box t wenty rounds or more
before the Eureka Club on the evening: of
Septrnilwr C. naverstrom's record doe-3
not show that he has at his belt the scalps
of any noted lioxers, but Hanley claims to
have beaten Leslie Pierce In one round, and
Al. O'Brien and 8tanton Abbott each in
four rounds. He alsoclamis to have boxed
one four and one six-round draw with
Griffo. a four and a six-round draw with
Owen Zelgler, and a three-round draw with
Horace Leeds, no claims, also, to have
beaten Charley McKeevcr in twelve rounds.
There will be lively times at Kernan's to
night and to-morrow night. Howard Wil
eon is again to tackle Mike Leonard; Billy
McMillan is to box Hite Pcckham, and the
wind-up'of tho week will be another go be
tween Leonard and Jack Daly. The latter
came, within an ace of. putting Leonard out
at Baltimore about a week ago.
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GUEST OF HONOR.
Magenta Club "Visit tho C. G. Conn
Drum Corps' Fete.
Tho C. Q. Conn Drum anrlBugle Corps are
making qaile a success ot their first so
cial undertaking. They arj still the lions
of the lawn party, which drew a flattering
and interesting crowd again last evening.
Their guests of honor were. the popular
Magenta Club, of which the officers are
C. E. Dielrlck, president; Miss Helen Reld,
vice president; A. R. Hechr, secretary,
and W. K. Lock-wood, treasurer. -Besides
the officers, there was a large representa
tion of the membership present, all bt
whom brought their friends along. The
drum conn desiro to express their thanks
to the Magenta Club for this courtesy.
This evening the St. John's Drum Corps
with their host of friends .will attend the
festival. Among the othcr"drawing cards
will be Master Cbrlssle Sproesser and little
Miss Humphrey and Master Charles Behrens
and little Laura Lauth, the clever fancy
Ample arrangements are "made each cven
for the visitors, so that it Is safe to an
ticipate a royal reception, and a delightful
Ifeimbllcaua to Celebrate.
The Union Republican Club will celebrate
this afternoon the unjurllng of their 'ban
ner which was swungyesterday afternoon
across Pennsylvania avenue from WiUardk
Hotel to Grand Army Hair. - y
(Special to the Times.)
Baltimore, Aug. 30. Robert FHzslm
raons arrived in this city yesterday to fill
a thealrlcaleiigagement. He will rcmnl
until Sunday. He has with hinihls sparrii
partner, Tom Forrest, peaking of train
ing for his fight with Corbett, FlUsImmons
"I always Iralu myself for any Important
fight I have trainers, but they obey me.
I will, as usual, regulate my own wofk,
dlei and hours "
"IToii't you flag at times by this method
and require some Incentive to work?" -
"The coming fight is enough to Inspire any
sane-man to train. About ono mouth before
it comes off I thai! be in Texas, and there
do my hard work. I now weigh about170
pounds, bat I shall ba n few pounds lighter
al tho time of the contest. I am now doing
llchl work and do not want to take ofT
In response to other questions Fltzaim
moiH said. "I feel that I (hall certainly
win. I am not at all worried aboutoutsldc
"What was tliecauv; of the recent trouble
belweeu yourself nm! Corbett In Philadel
phia?" "It was simply that CorlKtt and his crowtt
wanted to do me up. I lielleve the affair
wasthoroiighlyprwnedltated. I amno bar
room rowdy nor was I ever such. I amuot
going to tic-led into a ny scheme which might
mar my chanevs to wliip Corbett In th'e ring."
"What rffect will this personal animosity
have on the meeting at Dallas?"
"It will have none with me, as I have a
head, while my opponent has none. How
ever, you shall see when I meet him In the
"Ilo you, then, think Corbett lost his head
when he fought Charlie Mitchell ami made
such an onslaught? Was there no method
in his madness?"
"I tell you, lie. loses his head quickly and
will do so again, and then but I hope you
will be there to see It. for what I will doto
him will be a plenty."
Kllziiimmons then nodded, smiled good
naturedly, and proceeded to put on his spar
ringdress. When stripped Fitzuhowed him
self to bcln good condition, llelssuuhurned
and freckles abound on his arm3 and should
ers. SAM I.OATES, JOCKEY.
A ItldiT Who Hits Captured the Derby
and the Oak.
Loates. the Englirh Jockey, who rode
Lord Kitcelivr)' colt Sir Vista, winner of
the Engliit'i Derby this year, followed his
succi-Fs by capturing the Oaks with Sir
James Millcr'p filly La Sagesse. It is a
great feather in the cap of any Jockey o
win the Derby, the greatest 3-year-old
event for colls and fillicr, and the Oaks,
which is only for 3-year-old fillicf , ranks
the highest of any race in that-country con
fined t tl e v-caker fex.icce 1850 the
feat of v Inning the Derby and Oaks In the
sam? year by one Jockey bar only been ac
complished flic- timer. In 1657 Charlton
rode W I Anion's celebrated fl.'.y Blink
Bonny, and captured both events with
ber. In 167 J. Daley rode McCbaplin'a
Hermit In that sc-nrational Derby, after
Cuslanec bad begged to be let olf in order
to ride the Marquis of Hoftings" The
Rake, because he thought Hermit had no
chance. Daley hed the mount on Baron
Rothschild's Hippia in the Oaks, which 1
won, defeating Custnnee on Achievement.
In 1882 Tom Cannon, now a celcbritcd
trainer and owner of Curzon, who ran tcc
ond In this year's Derby , won the Derby on
the Duke of WcEtmlnirtcr's Shotover, one
of the only three fillies that ever won the
big race, and ttTen captured the Oaks on
Lord Stamford's Gchelmnirs, the dam of
Oddfellow, now owned In this country
by Colonel Jack Chlnn, whose rire was
Barcaldinc, the . sire of Fir Vlr to. In
1800 J. Watts rtcered Sir James Miller's
Sainfoin, who was only purchafed by Sir
James a few days before the race, to vic
tory, and followed up his ruccets by win
ning the Oaks on the Duke ot'Portland'f
Memoir. S. Loates, who is a pupil of T m
Cannon, rode Harvester In the dead heat
witb.Ht. Gatien in the Derby of 18E4.
MUCH BED TAPE.
Two or Tlirce Dnys netitiired to Get
u llutti in Senegal.
A young French explorer, M. Gaston Don
net, contributes to the Revue BIcue some
vivid descriptions of the French colony In
Senegal. The following happened at St.
Louis, the capital, a dull, unprogresslve
French colonial town eaten up with red tape
and officialism. M. Donnct tells us that
he and a fellow-traveler wanted to take a
batb. There Is no establishment In the cap
ital of Senegal. Rumor had It that It was
possihlo to hire baths at the hospital. "We
asked," he says, "one of the servants there
for a batb." "Certainly; take seats.
Your names, surnames, and birthplace?"
"But we only wanta bath."
"Exactly. What is your name, and where
and when were yob born, and are you gov
ernment servants, soldiers, or officers?
No? Well the rules do not provide for this.
Walt a minute. I will read tbem over
again. Yes, here is your case. You first
make out on stamped paper an application
to the governor of the colony. After fa
vorable notice from the governor, you send
another application to the chief colonial
doctor, who will send for yon and examine
you." "But we are rot ill." "It Is the
rule. Having examined you, the doctor
win give you two non-commissioned offi
cers' batb tickets, to be delivered to the as
sistant doctor." "Why non-commissioned
officers' batb?" "Mon Dleul In our ac
counts we recognize only two categories of
persons, officers aud civil servants, the lat
ter taking rank with officers or petty of
ficers. Yon are not official at all. If
officers were to find you In ttS'r bslhs
they would prtbahly make a royy "How
long will all these formalities take?" "Oh,
nothing at all. Two or three daysprovtded
that your application is approved at the
Veterniuj to Jlltiglo.
New York, Aug. 30. The Army of -the
Tennessee, of which Gen. G. W. Dodgo la
president "has extended an invitation to the
Army of the Potomac to attent their annual
reunion In Clncinuatl on September 16 and
17. Immediately after all will proceed to
Chattanooga for the four days' festivities
attending the inauguration ot Chlckamauga
Justice Suiltti at It Again.
Carroll W.- Smith, who is a justice of the.
peace In Anacostia.was arrested on Mon
roe strict last night by OfTicer Reagan and
locked up, at the sub-station. Smith has
been acting in "a strange manner for some
lime pastfand last night he began to race
up and down tbc streets dancing and laugh
ing. He will bo taken' to St. Elizabeth's:
Mr. Earl Wagner Talks Entertaining
ly About Ills Teiini He Says LumIi
Will Be us Great ti Fielder iim "Was
the FuiuouM Foguriy Sliiobcck Is
Silld to :(- Doing -Well.
There will be two games of ball between
the Senators and BrowaJ at National Park
this afternoon. The first one will be called
at 3 o'clock sharp.
Boswellhad not arrived at noon, but he Is
fully expecled to be here In time for work
lo-duy. Joe Corliett, who went to Seranton
to play handball with Champion Jim against
a rouplc of local men there. Is also expect eA
back before Ihe Senators take the Held,
aud he will probably pilch one game. Bos-
well the other.
Sclbach, who, it was expected, would
play in lf t yetterday, but,whose shake-up
with Schtebeck made him to sore that be
could not, will bo in the game to-day. He
Is pr"tty badly brokenh up yet.
Mrcer Is down to play short again this
afternoon, and Abbey will again occupy
the right garden, with nlmb'.e Tom Brown
in center. Tom hae put up great ball in the
two games he has played here, and both
Iievo been ties. He will help all he can to
have a decision in favor of the Senators
Crooks' fingers are still In bad shape, but
he will do business at his old stand this aft
ernoon, and BUI Joyce will hold down thin!
Treasurer Wagner talked Interestingly
to a Times reporter this morning. While ho
had not much to say about the work of the
Senators this season, he could not refrain
from saying that the bad luck the team has
met in getting men broken up and thedrcad
fnl umpire have had a great deal to do with
keeping tbem near the tall end.
Speaking of Lush, who it toccme to the
Senators on" Monday. Mr. Wagner grew
enlhuslanic. He believes this young man
to be the making of the best outfieldcrln
the country. He tays that with a littlo
more experience Lush will be the equal,
if not the peer, of the famous Fogarty,
who was conceded to be the beft fielder
in bis day in the bore ball buiincfg.
Speaking of the doubt of the truth of
his statement that he was trying and bad
been continually trying to strengthen the
Senators, Mr. Wagner said he would give
bis check for 325,000 to-day it he cuuld
get five men such as he could chouse f rum
the League players, but the clubs that
bad them simply would nut part with
them. It was not the fault of the Washing
ton management that the Senators arc nut
a stronger combination than they.are. The
clubs that had such players as he needed
and wanted would nut part with them at
THEIlt LAST SHOOT.
District Ittflc Teiim I Ready for
The Dlftrlct rifle team yesterday con
cluded its target practice for this season
at Ordway Bangs and arc now ready for
the Sea Girt tournament.
A heavy wind delayed the shooting, but
good scores were made despite the adverse
circumetanoPs. MaJ. Mclntlrc was present
and encouraged the men. Following are
First Run Lieut. A. O. Hutterly, 88; Pri
vate George Sneden, 74; Col. Cecil Clay, 85;
Lieut. F. E. Gibson, 75; Private W. E.
Second Bun Lieut. George C. Shaw, 60;
Private George Sneden, 72; Private F. Jf.
Welle, 77; rrivate W. E. Crist, 65; Lieut.
F. E. Gibson, 85.
Capt. Parmenter will to-night be at regi
mental headquarters from 7 to 0 o'clock
for the purpose of supplying transporta
tion to those who desire to accompany the
team to Sea Girt.
FIIIE RESISTING COMPOUND.
"Wood Treated "With the Process
Could Not Bo Mndo to Burn.
A successful lest was made yesterday aft
crnono of the new electric fireproof com
pound, which, when Injected into wood.
It Is claimed, renders it fire resisting, and
which has recently been adopted by order
of the Secretary of the Navy in theconstrac
tion of the war vessels of the government.
The cAjccl nf yesterday's experiments
was to determine the value of the compound
when applied to building' work.
The test was conducted under the super
vision of Howard Constable, brother of
the building superintendent. Mr. Consta
ble had caused to be erected in the open k
bounded by Broadway, Fifty-eighth and
Fifty-ninth streets two model wooden stair
ways. Inclosed and winding in their course
like those of the ordinary tenement. These
"stairways were built so that their wooden
frames or houses were in close Juxtaposi
tion. The frames were ten feet high by six
broad and about six feet In depth.
The stairways were in all particulars c:
aclly similar, each having strings, treads?
risers, lathing underneath, wainscot, bal
usters and rail. Each frame was provided
with a door, attached to the side with heavy
Iron hinges. Tho stairs were covered with
matting, and the handsome ash balusters
The only difference between the stair
ways was that one was treated with the
electric fire-resisting compound, while
the other was not. The test-consisted irr
building fires under. each, in much the same
way ns the recently detected "fire bugs"
proceeded. The same quantity of shavings
and kindling wood was placed under both
stairways, and then the structure was satu
rated with kerosene oil.
The untreated building blazed up In a
minute into a solid column or flame. The
wind, seltlug as it did from the west, blew
this flame over upon the adjoining struct
ure, which had been treated with the new
compound. The bonfire under the stairway
ot the latter blazed away cheerfully, but
the wood did not Ignite. In fifteen min
utes tho untreated structure was a mass of
live-coal, while the other was simply car
bonized under the 'fierce heat to which it
had been subjected in the close contact with
Ihe roaring furnace at its side.
The Secretary of the Navy, upon the rec
ommendation ot the board ot naval engi
neers and constructors of the United Slates,
ordered on July 2 that all war vessels
be constructed as to tbc wood used of ma
terials which had been treated with this,
fireproof compound. Existing war vessels
arc to be remodeled so as to conform tojthui
regulation. New York Herald.
And It Must lluve Been a Trolley.
Peru, 111., Aug. 30. A collision of two
street cars In a dense fog occurred on tbo
electric line between tills city and La Bolle,
at G:30,thlSTOornlng. Josoph Ross, a rest
do ut ot La Salle, was instantly killed and
several others slightly injured. -
wear them this season and
it's well worth your while
to buy when such "clearing
out"prices as these prevail:
Splendid OualltT SKELETON
SElitSK COATtfaUngle or double
brensted. for S5.00
Cthcrs as low as ti and from
that up tu fa (XL
A lot ot Striped Flannel
Pauls, junon? them HcdXord
Curds, worth 14 pair. Xoir.... S2.93
.Men's All-vcol Fast-color
Suits, mixed una plain casjt.
meres and cheviots. thM irer -
1P, til. ill and 112.90. .Now, to
hurry them out $7.35
Men's .U-vout Cheviot and
Ca-slmtre Suits, that wero
17.W. Now, toeloss ,.. S4.85
All Boys' and Children's Suits at 33 1-3
psrcenL discount from regular prices.
Loeb & Hirsh,
The Clothiers. Shlrtmakcrs. Outfitters.
910-912 FSt. N.W.
In tbc 20-mlle road race re
cently hclJ by the W. R. C Mr.
Geo. S. Ball won the covetsd
"Tirao prize." Ills mount was a
'Columbia," model, '44,
equipped, with a rona tire.
Best wheel on earth. Never
fails at a pinch: and when the
rider's as good as the wheel, a
"Columbia" means victory
Mr. Ball r des for pleasure and
not to advertise any particular
wheel. Some firms hire profes
sional cyclists for this purpose.
District Cycle Co,
'Columbia" and "Hartford" Agents,
452 Penn. Ave.
OUT OF BIS OWN POCKET
Lamont Offers to Advance $50,000
to Pay Off the Army.
Otlier Fund Aro Available and
He Will Trnst to Congress
As has been stated in The Times, the
failure of Congress to make adequate
appropriation fur thepayotthearmy during
the last fiscal year, caused a suspension
of payment of salaries to a large portion
ot the service for the month of June.
Paymaster General Stanton stretched every
possible point, but, notwithstanding his
efforts, the funds on hands were not suffi
cient. As a result, officers and men who
bnve not been paid could only wait until
Congress meets to appropriate money for
Senator Harris, ot Tennesse, was in Sec
retary Lamont's office yesterday when
Paymaster General Stanton entered and
b?gan his explanation ot the financial con
dition ot the service, referrlng'partlcularly
to the lack of funds for the month of June.
Secretary Lamont asked General Stanton
what amount would be necessary to pay
off all the June salaries.
"Oh. something like $50,000," replied
"If you could borrow that amount." said
tho Secretary, "would it- be cufficlent?"
"You get mo the money, Mr. Secretary,
and I'll make the payment all right," cald
"Well, I'm thinking about advancing it
myEelf," replied Mr. Lamont.
There was a gasp of astonishment from
Gen. Stanton and Senator Harris.
"I mean it," continued the Secretary.
"Tho Army ought to be paid, and the Eooner
thy get-lt the better."
"I can only say, Mr. Secretary," said
Gen. Stanton, who hud by this time recov
ered his voice, "that lf'you find me the
mony I thall make arrangements to pay
off the officers and men who did not receive
their salaries for the month of June."
It is tho general expectation of those
who know tho Secretary that he will sup
ply the paymaster general with a check
from his personal account for $50,000, and
when Congrees convenes will depend upon
it to reimburse him. .
SnOT HIMSELF ON A TRAIX.
Attempted Sulcldo of II. T. Allen No
Buffaln.N. Y., Aug. 30. B. T. Allen, of
Omaha, Neb., shot himself on a New Yorg
Central train a few miles out of Buffalo
Mr. Allen was traveling with his wife
They had been to New Jcrtcy and wcro
returning to their home.
Leaving his w lfe for a moment this morn
ing, Mr. Allen went to the toilet-room at
the rear of the car'and a moment later the
nacsengcrs were startled by a pistol shot.
Several men ruthed to tLe spot and found
Allen weltering in blood.
Thoro is no cause assigned for Mr. Allen's
act. Th") doctors at the Emergency say
ho win recover.
Thrown From it Bnggy.
A horse attached to a buggy ran away
last night on Massachusetts avenue, and
at the North Capitol street crossing 'threw
out Jcscpli Ualley, of No. 321 Eighth street
northwest, who was driving nt the time,
injuring blm qultescvercly. newas taken
to his home by the police. ,
W 11 let 6c Ituoff's-Stock.
By en order issued yesterday by Judge
McConias, ot the circuit court, the enlirfr
stock of Wiilctt & Ruoff, the hatters and
furriers, bavo been transferred to Saks 4