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THE MORiNTNGr TIMES, STJKlJAY, SEPTEMBER 22," 1895.'
BOB FITZSfflONS DREAM
In His Vision He Thrashed
MOST "I'UGS" SUI'BKSTITIOUS
Fitzsimmons' Kangaroo Ear
that he will defeat
James J. Corbett
for the world's
LjSygra yff championship at
A. Vs. Dallas, Tex., next
K ZVffarfjili- month because ho
& JywKafa has had a dream
to that effect, is
accepted with all
tbo t,eriousncss by
the tittle fraternity. Fighters, like gamblers,
are Miperstitious. Indeed, I never knew
a fighter who bad not a bupcrslltlnn of
some kind, no matter how clever he may
Jobn L. Sullivan would only step Into a
ring with a green pair of tights. In the belt
of wblch was concealed a talisman which
bU mother had given Mm.
Paddy Ryan, on the other band, was so
fearful of punishment bo would receive at
the bands of Sullivan that be obtained a
similar token and placed It next to bis
heart. He hoped that this would prevent
bis being knocked out.
II rave Jack Uempsey.U'eone-t'me famous
"Nonpareil," and Jack McAullffe. the
light-weight champion of the world, had
a common weakness Dcmpspy could not
be persuaded to tackle the easiest kind of
mark unless ho had those celebrated black
tights with which be bad fought and won
over fifty battles. With them on Jack
felt that be was Invincible. Foor fellowl
Tbcy did not save him from the sledge
hammer blows of "Lanky Bob."
Jack McAullffe had a pair of dark
blue tights which he wore In all his bat
tles One night they were pretty well
burnfup In a slight fire In Jack's house
and the young champion was inconsolable.
A bright idea seized him He collected
scraps of what was left aid had them en
grafted In a new pair of trunks He wore
tbem In his famous fights with Jem Car
ney, of England, and Young Orlffo.of Aus
tralia. Charley Mitchell, the EnglUh champion,
bad a mortal terror of meeting a cross
eyed woman on a day or night on which
he was to' box r. limited number of rounds,
or battle to a fir. ". He looked upon such
a woman as u suie precursor of evil. I
remember well tbe night be was to meet
Jobn L. Sullivan for tbe fecond time In
Madloii Square. Garden Walking up
Fourth avenue Mitchell met a cross-eyed,
red haired woman and be almost fainted,
lie ran back around tbe corner like a mad
man "She's nailed n.", with her bad
eye," he walled, mournfully, "and I'm
That night Sullivan was skk and could
not go on. Charley laid the disaster at
the door of tbe cros-eyed woman
Jako Kllraln, Sullivan's old rival, and
Peter Maber, the Irish champion, look on
triMM or sisters of charity as mascots.
, would like to meet either one or
b tber when on their way to battle.
Tim-t regarded such a meeting as. highly
auspicious, to say tbe leastthowever angry
the priest or sister might bae been. If
appried of this feeling.
Big Joo McAullffe, of California, would
be delighted It be ran across a borsc-shoc
when training for a battle. He regarded It
as a most propitious sign and he would
Invariably throw the shoe over Ibe left
shoulder. Both be and poor Jack Ash
ton, who has passed away, would be In
mortal terror of meeting a funeral pro
cession on a day set for battle. They ex
pected to be whipped to a certainty If such
a casualty happened to them. McAullffe
. met a funeral cortege the night be fought
Paddy Slav in, of Australia, at the Na
tional Athletic Club of Loudon, and be
was whipped in a round and a half.
Jack Avhlon, too, ran foul of a funeral
the day be fought George Godfrey, the last
battlcof hislife.andhe was badly thrashed.
The majority of fighters fear Friday,
and "Jonahs." Principal among these are
Tommy Ujan, "Mysterious" Billy Smltb,
Frank Craig, tbe "Harlem Coffee Cooler,"
Dixon's peer. None of these boys will
sign any articles of agreement on "hang
man's" Day, nor will they have a second
who has ever been behind a loser. They
would even prefer Inexperienced men to such
a handler. Of course this Is unjust, but
you can't combat superstition. Clever
and experienced generals like Billy Mnd
AenandMikeDonovanbavebccn looked upon
as "Jonahs" because they have been be
hind a couple of losers. Tbcy were not
credited with the hundred or more vic
tories they had as seconds helped their
principals to gain.
But to return to the greatest of tighten
sow In the ring wbohastbestoutestof su
perstitions, "Lanky Bob" Fitzsimmons.
Bob's great bold on the occult realm lay in
dreams. Bob has bad a dream about every
great fight he has ever engaged in. Bob's
dreams do not go by contraries, either, as
Is generally" the rule la such cases. He
Creams lb win Tha bur Australian acta-,
. iR . ' J r r
ally goes through a sort of mtlnphyslcal
prowess before every contest be enters
Into. He is of a lilghly, nervous organiza
tion, nnd, fleering or waking, be thinks of
tbo liattle he has on hand. This ultimately
tellfi on Hie mind,, and a paroramlo fore
vlcw of the fight is spread b;forc Tltz In his
slumliers. lie has forced himself to dream.
Ab the wish Is father to tbe thought, of
course, ritz dreams that be pulverizes his
adversary. He lias bad such dreams prior
to his rights with Btarllght nnd Slade in
Australia, and just IVfore his contests with
Arthur Ncpham. Billy,. McCarthy. Jack
Dempscy, Dan Crecdon, Joe Choynskl and
Jim Ilnll, In this country. In each Instance
be not only dreained. that he whipped bis
adversary, but the exact number of rounds
be did the trick In. The dreams came true
ine cry detail. evcnlotbunumberofrounds.
That is why Lbnky Itob Is fortified In his
bclier that be will whip Corbett. He
dreamed that be tnraebed "Pompadour
Jim" soundly In four rounds. Just as bo
had dreained months and years ago that
be would trounce Jim Hall in four rounds,
Dan Creedon in two and Joe Choynskl in
Strange to say, tbe pugilistic fraternity,
and especially tho Australian contingent,
who know Fitz's dreaming power thorough
ly, nre impressed i ilb the correctness of bis
"That dream settles Corbett;" said Aus
tralian 1'addy Gorman to mo the other day.
"Fit never yet got a wrong tip from a dream
in his lire, Flu will whip Jim to a cer
tainty, and In Uie four rounds, loo, that ba
has marked orf."
Paddy is no particula'r friend of Fitz. In
deed, ho likes Corbett better, as he is one of
tbe Tew fighters with whom the Cnlifor
nlan has exchanged -social courtesies.
Paddy speaks from cohvlcUon, not from par
tisanship. Mick Dunn, Young Grlffo and all
tbo other Australians talk tbo same way.
Americau fighters, too, take great stock
In Fltz and his dream, as do many clever,
brainy sportsmen. Tbo fighters, big and
little, almost to a man, favor Fitz. Peter
Maber, Joe Goddard, George Dixon, Joo
Walcott. Solly Smith, Danny McBride, Char
ley Kelly, Billy Fllmmer, Billy Smllb, and
Casper Leon nro a few of those who think
Cha- biilJJrSi.j Koodoo
Fitz's dream will come true to a moral cer
tainty. Flu has an amulet, too, upon which the
Australians place great reliance and
which they firmly believe will shield him
from all barm. It Is tbe tip of a kanga
roo's ear, aud Fltz has worn It beneath his
belt in every fight he ha ever engaged in.
Be firmly believes In Its tallcmanlc pow
er and between that and bis dream Fltz
thoroughly believes that he is Invincible.
The number of distingiiisccd sportsmen
and gamblers who share Uie .iuuralian'a
belief, basing tlirlr conviction as much',
if not more, than upon his splendid qual
ities as a tighter. Is surprising. Among
these are Pat Bheedy, Dink Davis, Cull
Holland, of Albany, and Pat Scullen, of
Phil Dwyer, Mike TJwyer, Mattte Cor
bett and a few daring souls who have no
superstitious beliefs nre of the conviction
that Corbett will win, but they are In the
I am not superstitious myself, but on
tho contrary view things from a practical
standpoint. In this particular instance,
lowcver. It would not surprise mo one
whit to see Fitz's dream realized.
YOUNG JIATIIEItS AltltESTED.
Tlie-y Disported TlieniieHc Nude in
Policeman Phil Browse caused much con
sternation along the river shore, above
the bathing beach, about 11 o'clock yes
tenlay morning by descending on a crowd
of young bathers and capturing Harry W.
Morgan, William Dniidson, and Henry
Wynne, tbo first two fourteen, and the
latter eleven years of age.
As yesterday wa3 an unusually warm
day, swarms of boys repaired to the river,
where they swam about Just beyond the
channel Ijelow the monument.
Browne, who declares he will stop the
boys from bathing nude in full view of the
city heights, nnd bathing beach, marched
down to where a crowd of urchins were
disporting in tbe cool iwaler. A general
scramble ensued wLcn, the policeman put
In an appearance and but three boys were
taken In. They wereturued over to Police
men Phillips and Russell and taken to No.
3 station where collateral was left for their
KING TXMBERTO'S ANSWER.
Deeply Appreciates Patriotic Senti
ments of Wuslilnston Italians.
King Umberto, of Italy, has answered
tbe ambassador of Italy who cabled him
the message from the grand celebration of
tbe twenty fifth anniversary of the unifica
tion of Italy by tbo the Italian colony of
Baron Fava yesterday wrote as follows:
"Mr. A. Ghlselll, President of the Italian
Society, Umone e Fratellansa, of Wash
"Mr. President:. His Majesty, Umberto,
First King of Italy, has ordered me to sig
nify his deep appreciation of tbe patriotic
sentiments of the sons of Italy, resident of
Washington, concerning the unification of
the mater land and of tbe August King."
Tor School Opening;.
All mothers are exercising their minds
at this time over getting their boys Id
shape for school. Daring tbo holidays
boys' suits nave a hard time of it, and
mothers generally .find It necessary to
buy new ones when school opens. Mr. M.
Kaufman, of Eighth and I streets southeast.
Is showing some marvels In boys' and chil
dren's suits that will interest all parents
of families. It Is worth paying car fare
from any part of tbe city to take a look at
MMES. BOB AND J&NIES
Wives of the Fighters and Their
Opinions of the Bout.
BOTH AEE BOUND TO WIN
Better Unites of Other Itlmj Stars.
Mrs. John Morrlny mid Her llril
Uant hut Erratic Career Sho Was
a Qui-on of Beauty, but Hud Many
Upi and Downs.
Prlzo fighters are ever In tho public eye,
but It Is a rare thing that anything Is seen
or heard of the wives of fighters. ""
Tbe two women who wcrctled to fighters
In the past who, perliaiw, were talked about
the most, were Mrs. John C. Heenan and
Mrs. John Morrissy. Mrs. Heenan when
she married that famous fighter, was Ada
Isaacs Menken. She was an actress, and
was counted In her day one of tho most
beautiful of women.
Like nearly all of her sox who arc adored
and petted and praised, she was a flfghty,
erratic soul, whose only thought was of the
pleasures of the moment. The future gave
her no apprehension.
Sho was well paid as a stage attraction,
but died In Paris In the prime of life, sur
rounded by squalor aud misery, and her re
mains found a resting place in a potters' field
Mrs. John Morrissy was at one time a
prominent figure in Washington. After her
husband had retired from the prize rlog he
becamea Congressman. He wasfirst elected
in 18G6, and again tn 18C8, acU afterwards
was a member of the New York legislature.
Morrissy at times was variously estimated
to be wortujfrora $500,000 to $2,000,000.
He was a gambler before and after he was la
gambling house In Saratoga.
How much money Morrissy made out
of this famous place no one knows, but.
be and wife seemed to roll In wealth. Mrs.
Morrlssy's maiden name was fcmilb She
was the daughter -of Levi Smith, an old
river captalu, who ran between Troy and
New York, and It was on bis boat, the
Empire, that the then famous rough ami
tumble fighter first saw his future wife.
Morrissy was a deck band on the Empire.
HOW THEY STARTED.
Mrs. Morrissy was a beautiful -woman,
with great black eyes, a queenly form, and
dashing manner. Her early married life
was spent In a modest way, for Morrissy
was then poor. When he became rich nnd'
strong lu politics vanity seized her. She
became a slavo to tbe admiration of the
It N ald that Morrissy deplored his w ife's
frailties, but never complained.
"John bad two safety valves in his af
fliction tears and drink," once said an
old friend of his. "I have seen him cry by
the hour, and his grief was ternKe
After .Morrissy died and a settlement of
of bis affairs was made, she wasleftalmost
in poverty. What little she got out of the
settlement soon went, and for jears shg
worked in a collar factory at Troy.
To-day there are two women, wives of
pugilists, who are cutting something of a
figure In the world. One is Mrs. Robert
Fitz-simmons, tbe other Mrs. James J.
Corbett. Of the latter a good deal was
said and written a short time back. Of
the former much has beensald. because she
Is a vaudeville actress, a fairly good one,
and a lunnan -nell thought of and liked by
Just now these two wives are much In
terested ln,the coming physical culture dem
onstration shortly to take place nt Dallas.
Mrs. Fitzsimmons, who Is the sister of
Martin Julian, is known on tbe stage as
Rose Julian. In ber stage career she has
been much In the company of pugilists, and
understands them nnd their methods well,
and talks' Intelligently about tbem.
WILL GO WITH BOB.
Mrs. Fitzsimmons will go to Texas
with her husband. Sho Is well up in tbe
rules of training and will aid him In his
work. Bob places much faith In her judg
iment nnd entrusts to ber the Important
matter of the preparation of all bis food
and drink and she does this with the hand of
Mrs. Fitzsimmons, who is a plump,
comely, motherly looking woman, will not,
however, go to Dallas. While Bob and
Jim are having it out In Dan Stuart's big
shed sho will remain In Dallas and will fol
low the f iglit, round by round, through tele
graphic bulletins that are to be sent her.
As regards Uie outcome of tbe battle Mrs.
Fitzsimmons bas no doubt.
"I can't for the life of me sec how Bob
can lose," she says. "I am not the least bit
anxious about the outcome of Uie flgbt,
for I feel certain that he will win. Of
course, I know that Corbett Is a great
fighter, but Isn't Bob Just ns great?"
On the day of the fight I know that I
will be terribly nervous and will suffer a
good deal more than the men In the ring.
This Is only natural, as It means so much
WHY SHETniNK8 SO.
"Why do I think Bob will win? Well,
In the first placo he has been in so many
bard Tights where his opponents were reck
oned invincible, yet he defeated them all
with comparative case. Take his fight
with Jack Dempsey, for Instance.
"At that time Dempsey was considered
a marvel. Ho wasnthlsbest.and Ireniem
ber that at the time a theatrical manager
wasseriously considering thcadi liability of
backing him against John L. Sullivan.
"That shows how good Dempscy was
when Bob defeated him. Dan Crecdon,
Jim Hall and Peter Maber were all easily
disposed ot by Bob; so easily. In fact,
that, no one knows Just bow good Bob Is.
That will be shown, Uuiugh, within a short
Mrs. Corbett bas bad considerable ex
perience with fighting and other men; It Is
said, but as to ring rules and methods she
Is not as well informed as Mrs. Fitzsimmons.
She has no particular reasons to give why
she thinks Jim should win. He is Just going
to win, that's all. "How can I help think
ing so?" she asks. "Isn't be the champion
of the world, and hasn't he whipped all the
other big fighters? I wonder at tho hardi
hood of any one wbo should challenge him.
though. It seems like flying in the face of
"Jim says that after this fight he win
retire from the ring, and on this account I
will be glad when it is all over for fighting
Is a very bad business. I know If I were a
man I would never be a fighter. It must be
terrible to be lilt in the face, tbe way Jim
punches that bag.
"How do I know Jim will win? Why be
eays so himself, and ne knows as much
about fighting as any one. Besides, I can't
reason, but It is the best that I can give."
Mrs. CoTbott will .not go to Texas with
ber husband and Deloney and Joe Corbett,
but she will be in Dallas on tbe day of tbe
fight, to bo Joyful with Jim if be wins,
and to condole with htm if be loses.
Cnt on a Broken Bottle.
Hersdon Peters, nineteen years of age,
of No. 801 Eighteenth street northwest,
bad a wound ot tbe band, caused by a
broken bottle,' dressed by Dr. McDonald
at tbe Emergency Hospital last evening.
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At the end of the four weeks great selling of
,7:&520I000 stock of the Warren Shoe House G.
-JYus no time to halt or pause we find on hand
-ayery large amount of broken lotsbroken sizes,
smallsizes, large sizes, odd sizes, extra sizes of'
Ladies', Gentlemen's, and Children's Shoes in endless-variety.
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H - -These we have endeavored to arrange in lots,
and-they will be placed on sale on Monday morn
ing at vastly reduced prices to get' fid of them at
-any cost. To sell them at once. we. shall make
-'. jipr-ice no object. Probably we have your
...... i.shoe'd at nominal, cost, if you canl ,
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HONG IM- aTHLLTES
Doings in Amateur Circles on
Why the Irlti Cracks Did Not Come
0er Itesatta Committee Im
portant C.A.C.JIeetlnc AiialoMnn'H
Wur Canoe Party Carroll Intl
tute's Minstrels Out lnjj Club Notes.
Interest Tn athletics throughout tho coun
try during the past week, was centered in
the work of the American and English nth
letes, the' former training at Trancr's
Island and.the latter at Berkeley OvaL
How well each country's representa
tives did at Manhattan Field yesterday
wiU be .seen In another column of this
issue where a detailed account is given.
The mMhod of training followed-as by
the visitors .jyos frequently commented
upon and tho wonder Is that they did as
good work tn the great struggle, for su
premacy In points asjhey are credited with.
"were an American athlete to"do his
training in such a sloucny manner as they
did, to say nothing of smoking, which the
visitors did freely, thetriralners and their
friends would hold up their hands In holy
horror and they would have bad little or
nft backing. ,
The visiting cracks-are a sturdy fast lot
and especially so in track work. They are
quick1 to get n way and while their method
of action is different Xrom ours, they secm
to get more In results from their work.
IRISH 'ATHLETES STAID AWAY.
It has Just leaked out that several ot
tho best all around athletes of tbe London
team defaulted or "backed out' dftIic'tTlp
because they did not want to help England
defeat Anerlca. iltyy Isthls for friendly
These awfully considerate cracks are
Ryan, Dredln, Horgnn, Bacon and Barry
and Judging 'froru"their work hi ho'm'e last
year, aniLdurlng tlu season It Is safe to
say that our own athletes have mucb to
be thankful for that Erin was not repre
It now remains to be seen what the visit
ing Cambridge "Varsity athletes will do
when they run up against the Tale cracks.
The wonderful showing made by Wefers
In the 10aend-&20;yard tlafhcs-on-Satur-day,
week ago, Ine A. A, JJ. champion
ship, was the subiectof' mu'en 'comment
during tbe week-aji-n'any concede Uiati
the only reason wnyLJie aid not ao the
100 yards In record'timc wasvbecausc bo
was not-ousbed by Crum,theaiew. 'Vestern
star wbo split the second at the Jlott
Haven games in tbe spring and drew at
temion again to the western contingent of
athletes, as did Owen, who first lowered
tbe time to 8 3-4 seconds on tbe C. A. C
track, on Analoatan Island on October 11,
ltfOO. From Cram's last week's work it
could plainly be.ieea that bo was not In,
his top condition. He is young and will be
beard from again, however.
HEQATTA COMMITTEE MEETING.
The members of the committee on the late
Potomac river regatta, having all returned
to tbe city, a meetlngot'the committee "Win
bo held at Analoatan boat bouse on Tues
day evening next, and at that time tbe
committee hopes 'to wind np tbe affairs ot
our latest aquatio event.
It Is urged that on members of tbe three
clubs who had tickets to sell for the Joint
excursion -will in the meantime make full
returns o their respective club representa
tives ot tbe committee, so that Treasurer
Grant may be able to pay oft all "bills nnd
see bow tholhree clubs came out of their
COLOMBIA 4THLETI0 CLUB.
Notwithstanding the splendid' rowing
weather during tbe past week or more
there bas been no general rowing by crews
or the Columbia Albleiio'CIub, nor, in
deed, from either ot the other clubs. Tbe
an uninterrupted, steady selling, which
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rowing men claim to have had enough
before tbe regatta and prefer the pleasure
r rowing a gunwale boat or an out
rigger with a fair, pretty rux-nalnin the
stern seat handling the rudder strings.
No one blames them.
At the club bouse on G street there Is
nothing going on athletically, the condition
of the weather having much to do with
this. Not even the bowlers, tbe earliest
enthusiasts of tbe indoor reason, have ven
turcd to knK.k over a pin.
A meeting of the utmost lmportance.to
club members will be held in the gym
nasium on Thursday evening next. At
this meeting, to which all members are
urged to conie. the future policy of the
club aud its general prospects will be
fully aud seriously considered and several
I plans for Its welfare will be presented for
consideration and action.
At the same meeting It will be decided
definitely whether or not the club will
be represented in football this season, and
tbe matter of a physical Instructor will
alo be taken up It Is hoped that tbe big
gymnasium will be filled with members on
Thursday evening next.
ANALOSTAN BOAT CLUB.
The rowing season of tbe Analostan
Boat Club Is opened and closed each year
with a portage trip to the island opposite
Sycamore Island. The close ot the season
will be celebrated today. The big war
canoo will leave the boathousc with the
following choice spirits aboard: Capt.
Moore, Fischer, Stearns, Beuner, Taylor,
lllnes, Uyan, Henscy, McCoy, Lewis, Mar
shall, McKenncy, Torbert, Flowers, and
Commodore Whiting, who will have gen
eral charge nt the voyagers and the neces
sary substantial and ice.
Tbe main portion of the trip will be by
canal. There will be one portage at Edes"
Mills, and another at tbe feeder lock, and
the rest Is easy.
Stroke Mllte, Louis Fischer, and Capt.
Moore have returned from their respective
trips, much improved by the rest and outing.
Boyd Taylor rode bis bike to Boston "all
but twenty &cven miles," and the members
want to know what became of the twenty
seven. The senior four took a spin during the
week. Just to see how It felt Fischer,
stroke; Howard, 3; Taylor, 2, and Stearns,
TOTOMAC BOAT CLUB.
-The stair party given by a few members
of the, Potomac Boat Club to Potomac
Lnndlng on Friday evening was a moat
enjoyableaffair. Atnong those who touj: the
barge trip were President Johnson, John
Nolan, Mullet bre-'-iers. Hanger, Ball, Oliver,
Mascbmeycr, Shepard, Uohrcr, Warden,
Gasch and others.
Secretary llerritt and a party ot friends
left last evening for the fishing grounds
of the Potomac Rod and Gun Club, where
they will to-day play sad havoc with the
resident f Inn y tribe.
Capt. Shepard bas tbe pleasure ot seeing
bis handiwork, the Nancy sloop, in sailing
trim. She was put In commission during
the week and Is one of the fastest and
smartest sailing craft of ber class on the
river. The captain Is to be congratulated
upon the success of his venture.
Another of tbe regular series of bops
will be given at the boat house on Friday
CARROLL INSTITUTE ATHLETICS.
Members of the Carroll Institute have
taken up gymnasium work In earnest,
and a small matter like the hot weather
of the past week did not stand In the way
of their regular practice, for the floor
on regular class evenings bad on It a goodly
Prof. Joyce made measurements of six
teen new members on Monday and Thurs
The classes will at once take up drills
with the dumbbells, wands and clubs, for
the systematic training of the body, for
It Is the professor's purpose now, as it
bas been In tbe past, to strengthen his
pupils by general proper work rather than
teach them specialty and trick work, un
less as In Individual cases, members de
The basket-ball team of the C. I. win
be a very strong one this season. In ad
dition to tbe strongest players from last
year's team it will bare P. J. Daly, WIU
Gallarher. Joe Berberlch. and Carl Mess.
,It -win be a strong and fast combination. I
Among tbe members who are regular I
workers In the gym are Clyde and Albert
Schade, J. G. Beckley, M. O'Connor, W.
L. Kin) melt and E. Moriany.
Tony Rice, ot the champion bowling
team, will also take up gymnasium work
John Eckart Is back In harness again,
and fast getting lnto,5hape. He and. Gal -lagher
are well matched, and at-the first
of the-monthly athletic exhibitions will
give a fparrlng boutat ICO pounds. They
handle themselves well.
The ladles" class Is already well attended
and doing good preliminary work. It Is
expected that alLof last season's members
will lie back by October 1,
The social and musical features ot the
Institute arc as wide awake as the athletic
ones, nnd tbe season promises to be a gay
The orchestra of the Institute will open
the season on Thursday evening next with
a dancing reception in the institute hall.
Admission will be by card, which may be
had of members. "
The minstrel company, under the manage
ment ot George Cox, has been actively at
work rehearsing for Us great show to be
glveu at the hall on October 17 for the bene
fit of the institute. Tbe-company numbers
some thirty-odd members and Includes in
Us list some of the best local vocalists and
Instrumentalists, and an evening's enter
tnlnment of rare excellence Is promised.
Indications are that it will be a great
financial success, as already more than half
the seats have been sold.
Tbe officers of the company arc George
Cox, president and manager;, W. H. Lepley,
secretary; W. S. McCarthy, treasurer; Percy
Leach, stage manager, and Ben Judsoii,
The pool learn or the Institute will shortly
be selected, and championship return series
will be artan;ed with I he strong teams of the
Baltimore Catholic Club and tbe Young
Men's Lyceum ot Alexandria. The team
-will be selected from among Stanton, Mack,
Ospera, Cox and others.
WASHINGON OUTTING CLUB.
Everything points to n most successful In
door season at tho Washington Outing Club.
As the cool weather sets in work In the
gymnasium will be taken up.
At the next meeting of the club a com
mittee will be appointed to consider the
feasibility of having a Junior class in gym"
nasties In which to give the younger broth
ers and the sons of the members a chance
totakc up systematic gym. work.
The excellent work of the baseball team
during the season will create additional
Interest in the Indoor work and regular
practice will be taken up at once.
In addition to the regular players of
this season a number of new ones hae
been developed, and Capt. Ludwlg will
have a difficult task next spring to de
cide the make-up of the team of 189G.
Harry King has returned to the city
after a five weeks' stay at Cape .May
and New York City.
President 0. M. Parke and C. E. Wig
glnton, C. II. ReUensteln, nnd W. A.
Forlee left here on Friday evening for
New York to witness yesterday's -great
International atbletlo contests at Man
Phil King hasretnrned to New-York
nnd the Crescent Athletic Club, of Brook
lyn, Is to be congratulated, for Phil bas
become a member of Its football team,
and, of course, will add great strength to
that already strong aggregating or players.
It Is rumored among tlie members that the
president of the club is ,soon to Join the
ranks of the benedicts. ' ,
Next Wednesday evening will be ladles
night at tbe club.
YOUNG MEN'S CATHOLIC CLUB,
A meeting ot the Young Men's Catholic
Club will be held on Friday evening at 8
o'clock.. Several amendments to the
constitution and other Important business
will be taken up for action.
Tbe Literary and Debating Society will
resume Its sessions fur the-X all -season on
The bowlers are gradually getting down
to work, and next week will, no doubt
see some new records madeatthccluballeys.
There are a number of new aspirants for
team honors, and they are doing welL
M. Kcauc and O. Trapp are putting
up good scores.
game, with a score of 247.
I. Trapp and G. Callan lead tbe club In
billiards. and in pool M Guiuey and Georg
Bauer are foremost as record holders.
The nature and numlier of the ,'eason'k
entertainments to be given by the uWl
have not yet been mapped ml
O. P. SCHMIDT.
Trades TJnlonNm Han n Firm Hold In
the Domain ot the Czar.
So little Is known about conditions of life
in Russia that the fact of tbe existence ot
labor organizations on a large scale has gen
erally been overlooked. These associations
or artels form an important part of the in
dustnalorgani:atiouandarealniost"ntircly free from government control. It Is doubt
less to this that so little bas been said about
them. some reference, however, -was made
to them in a report Issued by the Brfttsh
foreign office In 1S02, and now a fuller
account lb given in a report made by Mr.
Carnegie, of tbe British embassy, m St.
Petersburg. From tbls report It Is learned
that the artel system bad Its origin as far
back as tbe tenth century, when organiza
tions were effected for bunting, fishing
and trading purposes. From these early
beginnings the system has been so far ex
tended that there are few occupations or
trades in Russia In wblch artels are not
or have not been formed. There are artels
ofcarpenters, painters, blacksmiths, masons,
porters, bargees, waiters, &c; artels of
workmen are employed In making lottery,
cheese, perccssion caps, boots, gun car
riages and ropes, and there even artels of
beggars, traveling musicians, anil horse
stealers. They are. It seems, rer.craUy
guided by tbe old customs and regulations
which have been bonded down for genera
tions. Tbe wholesystem is based upon thefolluw
ing fundamental principles: (1) Each mem
ber of the association bas an equal share
in the duties and work; (2) each member
receives an equal share ot the profits and
(3) all the members arc mutually responsi
ble for tbo work and conduct ot each. Asa
rule, women nre not admitted to the artels
of the men, bat they have a number of their
own, such as thatengaged in tbe cultivation
of tobacco In the province of Tchernlgoff.
Thero Is another artel composeel of wdmen
employed In loadlng'sblps with grain at
Archangel, the members speaking a kind
.f polyglot language which can be under
stood by the captains of any foreign ship
Tlsiting that port.
Mr. Carnegio thinks that the artel system
undoubtedly leads to better work because It
Is fur the interest of the members that all
perform their full scare and are punctual
and sober. The wltMe system seems to bo
very similar to the mediaeval guilds, there
in differing from tho labor unions of to-day
in that more matters of detail are attended
to. Trades unions occupy themselves with
many matters, but individualism has grown
to so great an extent that themuHitudinouj
rules of the guilds are not tolerated.
EXPELLED FHOM CUBA.
John Sonrrs Will Lny Ills Case Before
tbo State Department.
Mr. Jobn Sourrs, an American engaged
In the sugar business In Cuba, who was
expelled from the island two weeks ago
by Gen. Campos, reached Washington
yesterday for the purpose of carrying his
case before the State Department.
Mr. Sourrs, It Is understood, bas gone
to bis old home In Virginia for a few days
and will return to Vfasblngtou nett week
and make formal complaint against tbe
Knoched From Tils Bicycle.
While riding a bicycle along N street,
Georgetown, yesterday afternoon, Wil
liam Mc Ready, of No. 1652 VaUey street,
was struck by a team driven by an un
known man and knocked from his bicycle,
receiving severe bruises about tbe left
nrm and bead. Dr. McDonald, of the
Emergency Hospital, rendered medical aid.
. Seeking n IteadJnHtment.
Kansas City. Mo., Sept. 21. Winy O.
Cox. president of the Kansas City State
Bank, was to-day appointed receiver of
tbe Kansas Times, upon application of
tho Remington Paper Company, the largest
stockholders In the Times Publishing
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