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-THE MOENINGT1MES, SUNDA.TT? lEBBCOLtfiT 21, 18!7
AfHRM FOR TIE SENATORS
Mie Toronto Club Will Re-enforce
the Local Team.
PAT McCAULEY IN RESERVE
It Is Said That the Promising
Yonng Catcher "Wns Not Sold,
But I-uaiied, and That lie Can
He Called Hack McGann Alo
To the average dyed-in-the-wool base
ball Tan tlie word "farm," as applied to
the pine, is well understood, but it is
probably rather vague to the general
reader, who mixes up all sorts of news in
bis daily newspaper menu.
For the information of this latter class
it is explained that in recent years it bad
been the practice of the National League
clubs to lend financial aSKi&tance and
players to teams in the smaller leagues, 11
being the understanding that whenever
the big club should need re-enforccment
that the "hands down on the farm" could
Tjc called in and used.
It was generally conceded last year that
Baltimore had a "farm" atWilkesbarrc;
Cleveland, at Fort Wayne; "Philadelphia,
with the Athletics, of the Atlantic Coast
League; Chicago, at St Paul; Cincinnati, at
Indianapolis', Aew York, with the Metro
politans; Louisville, with any club that
would take surplus players off its
bands, and so on through the list of
major league clubs, with the single ex
ception of Washington.
The Messrs. Wagner had no farm for
their Senators and their unique position in
this rebpect was a matter of universal com
ment in the baseball world. But it is not
to remain so any longer. Washington, if
all reports are true, will have a kinder
garten or "farm" this year, and it is lo
cated at Toronto, Canada.
Arthur Irwin will train the understudies
for the Senators in the Canuck country
and will supply the local team with re
cruits whenever it becomes plain that
the veterans are waning in their work.
The Times btatod several days ago that
appearances indicated the establishment
of a '"branch" of the Senators at Toronto,
but the news was not stamped with au
thenticity, inasmuch as Mr. J. Earl Wag
ner, the main spirit of the local club,
bad made no statement, privately or
publicly, in regard to such a move.
It seems, thouirh, thatThe Times intima
tion was correct. In substantiation, the
Boston correspondent of the St. Louis
Sporting News has the following to say
in the last issue of that paper:
"Before the season advances many weeks
li will be fully developed that the Toronto
club is a part and parcel of the Wash
ington club, and that it will be used as
Us farm Tor the. producing of new ma
terial to supply any demand they may
make The releasing of Catcher McCauley
was only a blind, as the Wagners regard
this youngster as one of the best catch
ers in the profession, but with McGmre
and Farrell in shape, there was no place
for McCauley, so he was given to Irwin
in order that he might be kept at work.
Then, too, the Wagners, through Irwin,
think that they have made a ten-strlte in
securing young McGaun from the Bcstons,
the price, $600, being but a small consid
eration, as if a higher price had been
placed on him, they would cheerfully have
given it. McGann will be played at first
base, and this is done in case big Cart
wright fails to hold up Ills end on the
league team. McGann will be at once
drafted to fill his place, as he is believed
by the Wagners to be a coming player."
"An endeavor was also made to secure for
Toronto. Goeckel, the clever University of
Pennsylvania player, who last year played
with Wilkesbarre. bat as he could not well
be drafted by the Wagners and then re
leased to Toronto, the idea was abandoned.
On the Toroutos are two other young play
ers. Casey and Wagner, no relation to the
magnate, that many expect to see on the
league teams before the season of 1897
comes to a close. From this move it would
look as i f the Wagners were casting anchors
to windward and were utilizing every op
portunity to .strengthen their big team at
Washington, and their endeavors are cer
tainly to be commended by the baseball
Another straw that indicated the way the
wind was blowing in the'Varm" matter was
furnished by the announcement that Mr.
Leddy. for years the Messrs. Wagner's
trusted secretary, would have charge of
the Toronto club's finnnces. Reading be
tween thcllnethis muantthat Irwia would
handle the players nud Leddy the money,
thus insuring the Messrs. Wagner tails
factory returns in every way on their under
taking aud investment.
"Bob Allen, who has taken George Stal
lings' position as manager for Detroit,
will receive $1,850 for next season's work.
This is more than Stallings was paid.
When the Toronto Club plays its exhibl
t'on series with the Scnalois at Kational
Park in -piil the local fans will have an
opportunity of seeing Pat McCauley imeg
Inquirer. Gene DeMontrevillc, snort
stopof the Washington Club, stood fifteenth
In the league list of batsmen, -with a per
centage of .340. This record stamps him
as one of the leading hitters of the league.
Speaking of ids new job as president of
the Louisville Club, Harry Pulliam says:
"All I ask Is that 'knockers' will come
down to the park when the season opens,
pay their money and sec how good and
rotten we are. If they do, the Louisville
Club will make money."
Ted Sullivan, who will manage the Tren
tons, of the newly organized Jersey League,
bos secured Gibbons, of Cleveland; Brat
ton and Phillips, of Trenton; Brown and
Haupjman, of Washington; Driscoll, of
the Western Association; O'Brien, of the
Pennsylvania State League, and Mackey,
the Indian pitcher of the Atlantic League.
Sullivan says he has made arrangements
with the Brooklyn Club, of the National
League, to play at Trenton.
Ex-Umpire Bud Lally is in ti oublc again.
He referced a puze fight between a couple
ofcoloredmeninCincinnall Thursday night,
and one of them was knocked out for
keeps. The burial was made yesterday and
Lally is under airest as an accessory to the
tragedy. In appieciatlou of "Bud'6" ser
vices last season the Cincinnati Club bhould
go his bond and assist him in escaping the
law's toils. He was "their great and good
friend" in their time of need.
Big Bill Norr says In the World that the
weakest ioxition on the New York team
Is in the pitchers box. There Is exactly
one pitcher on the team; that la Meekin.
and he docs not round to until the lirst
part of June. What Capt. Joyce is going
to do in the meantime is what Is troubling
the fans. Those who have seen Rusie
lu Chicago recognize the fact that he
cannot possilily be of any earthly use to
Kew York or any other team.
It 1b worth recalling at this near ap
proach to the league season that the clubs
finished, labt years as follows: Baltimore,
Cleveland, Cincinnati, Boston, Chicago,
Pittsburg, Now York, Philadelphia,
Washington and Brooklyn (tied), St.
Louis, Louisville Baltimore and Cleve
land, as tho first and second clubs, re
spectively, contended for the Temple Cup,
Baltimore winning the trophy in four
straight games by the scores or 71, 72,
62, and 5-0. The first three games
were played in Baltimore, aud the fourth
Ex-Umpire Tim Keefe is coaching the
pitchers of the Harvard College team.
There will be fewer stolen bases this
season provided the recommendations of
the rules committee are adopted at Balti
more this week.
Rusie will train at French Lick Springs,
Ind., with the purpose of getting into con
dition for the season. The big Hoosier evi
dently thinks lie will play ball again.
The Grand Rapids club wants "Yale''
.Murphy, the little midge t who created such
a furore as a member of the New York club
in lSfJo Murphy is studying medicine In
Pitcher Joe Coibett expects to "kill
two birds with one stone." He contem
plates getting himself in shape for the
coming season, while helping train his
brother for the big fight.
It is given out that the Bostonians will
draw the following salaries this seasou:
Duffy, $:i.0U0; Hamilton, $2,4 00; Long,
Liiwe, Nichols and Tucker, $U,100 each;
Stivett", Bergen, Teuney and Collins,
$2,100 each; Sullivan, (Sanzcl and Klolte
danz, $1,800 each; Yeagei, Stahl and
Lewis, $1,200 each.
Scrappy Joyce is said to be dickeiing
with Elton Chamberlain, who was a fa
mous pitcher in the long, long ago. Since
Scrappy resurrected "Silver" King he
must think he is an earthy edition of the
Angel Gabiiel. It will take more tnan one
trumpet, however, to raise Chamberlain.
Sciappy had better let "dead ones"
The Cincinnati Club stole a march on old
"Pop" Anson in signing Cy" GondU'ng
oftheNew OrleiTnsClub. Anson wason the
lookout for Gondliug and was about to sign
him, but decided to wait till the averages
of the Southern League wcie compiled.
Then it was found that Gondling was given
credit for being a gcod Holding catcher;
nothing more, his batting average being
given as .147. Of course, Anson gave up
the idea of signing him, and the Cincinnati
management nabbed him. It is said that
Gondling's average was purposely given
out low, for inquiry is said to have devel
oped the fact that he batted .300.
Perry Werden, who will play first base
for Louisville the coming season, was
manager, captain, and the whole thing
for the Lincoln, Neb., team of the Western
League in 18SG. It was said of this
aggregation that they caused the price
of whisky and beer to advance very
remarkably, and it is chronicled that
Big Perry led the gang in putting up
the cost of coffin varnish But to his
credit, now, he looks not upon the wine
when it is red, and as a Colonel next
season he will amaze the Bourbonltes
with his sobriety. Several years ago
Werden learned to appiecinte the wisdom
couched in the proverb. "Touch not; taste
not; handle not."
The golden rule is not altogether lost
sight of in the baseball world, though It
may often seem that the udmouitiru cf
the axiom of "do unto others as you would
have others do unto you" is most flag
rantly violated. Yet there is an ex
ception. Pitcher Hilary Swain was drafted
by the Washington Club from New Castle
aud a check for $200, the drafting price,
was forwarded by the Messrs. Wagner
to President Young to be turned oer
to the New Castle owners The Wagners
received their check by return mail with
the explanatory statement that New Castle
had waived claim to Swain and that they.
In honor, could not accept the money.
Such honesty in these cut-throat times
is positively refreshing and reassuring.
Charley Bennett, the ex-league catcher,
who was the accredited king of backstops
before the railroad accident that cut off
both of his legs, pays the following tribute
to the late Charley Radhpurue: "Rad
bournc was a great pitcher, probably the
best that ever stepped into the box. He
joined Providence the first year I came to
Detroit. He had a great head and studied
bis batters until he knew the weak point
of every man in the league. Not only
did he have good judgment, but he was
game to the finish, and in 1S83 and 1884
he did some of the best pitching, if not the
very best on record, He was quiet and a
very nice fellow, and while we were to
gether in Boston for four years, during
which 1 caught him often, we always got
along very nicely. The players liked him
because he never found fault. If errors
were made behind him he did not lay it
to the fielders, but figured that they were
doing their best."
ALL DIFFERENCES SETTLED.
Representatives of the Colleges Ar
ranged the Aquntle Schedule.
New York, Feb. 20. The aquatic dif
ferences between the big 'varsities which
have been agitating the collegiate world
for the past month were harmoniously and
finally adjusted at a meeting of the repre
sentatives of Yale, Harvard, Cornell, Uni
versity of Pennsylvania and Columbia, held
in this city today. It was decided that all
the races would be rowed on the Hudson
at Poughkeepsie. The Harvard, Cornell
and Yale 'varsity race was fixed for June
25. As this is Harvard's class day. the
Crimson, If she so desires, can have the
race rixed a day earlier.
The freshman race was fixed for June
23. Of course, Cornell's agreement with
Columbia and Pennsylvania called for a
race between the three, aud accordingly
the date for their 'varsity encounter will
be July 2, and for the freshman race, June
30. This will give the Crimson and White
a little time to recover from the effects
of their other struggles.
The representatives present were: Prof.
B. J. Wheeler, Cornell; F. S. Bangs and
T. A. B Cowles, Columbia; Thomas Reath,
University of Pennsylvania, and Capt.
Goodrich, of Harvard.
The Harvard captain also represented
Yale's interests, showing how thorough is
the reconciliation of the Crimson and the
Blue. Cornell was anxious to have Co
lumbia and Pennsylvania in the Harvard- j
Yale-Cornell race, but Harvard decided that
heragreement with Yale prevented this, and
declined the proposition.
The meeting today was most harmonious
and the outcome was most satisfactory to
all the Harvard and Yale graduates in
this city, who were more than anxious to
see the hatchet buried.
Harvard's II oat Crew.
of Harvard's 'Varsity crew have been given
a three days' vacation, as several of them
aie somewhat out of condition, vapt.
Goodrich, Hollister, Sprague, Boardman,
Moulton, aud Bull are the guests of Coach
Storrow, at his residence in the White
Mountains. The others are at their homes
or visiting in neighboring cities. The crew
will resume work next Tuesday afternoon.
The College Boat Races.
Boston, Feb. 20. Harvard has officially
decided not to admit the University of
Pennsylvania and Columbia crews in the
races between Harvard, Yale and Cornell, at
Poughkeepsie this" yexuv It was voted
last evening that It was impossible to
admit them, owing to Harvard's agree-
ment with Yale.
Will Practice at Lakowood.
Lakewood, N. J., Feb. 20. President
Andrew Freedmnn and Manager William
Joyce, of the New York Baseball Club, were
here today and selected the grounds for
the spring practice of the club. The
club has always piacticed in the South.
SPORT AT THENCE PflLflGE
A Special Session Arranged for
the School Children.
EyeH Grow Bright, Cheeks Bloom
With Health, and tho Blood
Dances Through tho Veins "While
"Whirling Skates Miilte Time to
the Sound of Tuneful Musto.
The Convention Hall Ice Palace will be
open tomorrow on account of Wash
ington's Biithday in all, three sessions.
A special session for the benefit of the
school children of tie city who are un
able to attend In the afternoon or at
night, will be held at 10:30 o'clock in
tue morning and every opportunity will
be given the little ones for the full enjoy
ment of the privileges extended them.
In the afternoon the legular session will
commence at the usual time, while the
evening session will also be held as usual.
The National Guard will not use the hall
for drill purposes tomoriow night, and
the rink is thus enabled to be thrown open
to the public.
Now that the last vestige of ice has
dlsappeaied from this vcimlty those
who barely got a taste of Ice skating
during tho cold snap are regular visitors
at the rfuk. Their appetites were but
started at that time, and they are now
getting their fill of the healthful and in
vigorating sport. No season or variety
of weather can affect the skating at tins
rink. The Ice is always the same hard,
firm, smooth surface, without danger
ous air holes and sticks and stones to
throw the skater and perhaps inflict
serious injury, while the music that is
in attendance at every session lends an
additional charm to the spoit that must
be experienced In older to be appreciated
Those wlp have been in the habit of
skating In the opeu air and try skating
at the rink to the time of the spirited
music furnished by the excellent orchei-tra
generally have no further use for the
former method of enjoyihg the sport, so
long an they can enjoy the opportunities
afforded by the rink.
The Convention Hall ice Palace has come
to be regarded as one of the established
amusement institutions of the Cnpital City,
and the patronage that Is bestowed upon
it comes from the best circles! n Washington.
There are u number of the best-known
society people here who are almost regular
visitors at the afternoon sessions, while
tfie morning classes of Instruction have
always been a favorite time for them to
enjoy the sport. v
The evening sessions, however, gen
erally attract the largest crowds. Tho
glure of the lights that make the rink
fairly blaze with brilliancy, the strains
of the Inspiring music, and the whirr of
the hundreds of the steel runners as they
skim over the lec, seem to have a charm
that is infectious, and those who attend
at litis time aie pretty generally to be
found there when opportunity Is afforded.
The link has not only afforded a place
of amusement in times past, but it has
awakened an interest in one of the mobt
healthful and beneficial spoits known,
and tlieie are thousands who have bene
fited mentally and physically by the
exercise indulged in at this place.
Tho rink has also developed the fact that
Washington has as good material out of
which to manufacture speed and fancy
skaters as has any city in the country.
There are possibly a hundred skaters who
attend the rink who may be called pro
ficient in the art of fancy skating, while
the races which have been held there
have brought out a dozen skaters who
give promise of making a name for them
selves on the ice track. One of these,
Harry Stites, is the recognized champion
or Maryland and the District, and although
Baltimore has a number of skaters who
aro speedy aud who excel in fancy wtrk,
the Capital City has a decided advantage
In this line.
In this connection it is not fair to forget
the ladies. When the rink was started
there were not a hair dozen of the fair
sex that could be classed as having any
knowledge at all of skating, who put in
an appearance. Now there are any number
of fair skaters, who are as graceful and
as easy on the steels as any one could
wish, and who daily enjoy the sport af
forded them by this institution. The cos
tumes at the rink are generally not 1he
least attractive feature to the spectator.
The conventional long trousers and skirts
that sweep the Ice and gather up the
patricles of snow , have almost all been dis
carded, and golf and bicycle suits and
short skirts are almost universal. There
are many pretty pictures to be seen at the
rink during the course of a session, aud
any number of amusement-seekers in Wash
ington, even though they do not skate,
have been quick to recognize this fact, and
are almost as constant in their attendance
as the skaters themselves. Altogether, it
may be said that the rink has supplied a
most long-felt want at the National Capi
tal, and the skaters of the city would
miss it very much If it should be dropped
out of the category of amusement institu
tions. MERCER "WILL COME EN MARCH.
Tho Premier Pitcher Thinks "Well
of Pitcher Swalra.
A letter to The Times from Win Mercer,
the Washington club's premier pitcher,
states that he will not come to this city
before March 20, ns his affairs at Ea6t
Liverpool will not permit an earlier ar
rival. He states that he regrets not being able
to witness the inauguration of President
McKinley, and to participate in the fes
Mercer added a few lines In regard to
his protege, Swaim. He vouches for It that
the youngster will prove one of the wonders
of 1897. He says Swaim weighs 190
pounds at present, and has alrendy com
menced practice work at his home, In
TOLL PIGHT AT THE SPA.
Jack Juth. and Howard Wilson
Matched for a Bout.
The Spa Athletic Club, of Bladensburg,
has arranged a twenty-round contest be
tween Jack Juth and Howard Wilson for
the evening of March 1. The articles
require the men to weigh 132 pounds or
less at. 3 o'clock of the afternoon pre
ceding the fight. As a preliminary, Arthur
Jones, the promising lpcal bantam, will
meet an "unknown" for the champion
ship of the District in his class. Wilson
and Juth arc now in training for their
Britannia Beat the Allan.
Marseilles, Feb. 20. Steady rain, a thick
fog and a light -westerly wind prevailed
today when the largo rater yachts Ailsa
and Biltannia and three twenty-raters
started to race three times around an eight
mile triangular course. Tho boats started
at 11 o'clock, and the race was won by
the Britannia, which beat the Allsa four
THE 2TEW 'ORLEANS RACES.
Only Two favorites Won on a
Fast Drying Track".
New Orleans, Ea., Feb. 20. -A summer
temperature of 80 degrees and a track,
slow but drying fast greeted 3,500 race
goers here today. Results were again dis
astrous, ojjly two .favorites winning dur
ing the day.
First race -Six furlongs. Tragedy, 120,
Garner, 2 to 1, Won by three lengths;
Etaire, 101,' Barrett, 6 to 1, second by
two lengths: May Ashley, 105, Hough, 10
to 1, third. Time, 1:20 1-2. Martin, Pisa,
Moloch, Whiff, and Sister Florence also
Second race -Six furlongs. Ihwica, 99,
Songer, 8 to 5, won by five lengths; Sur
veyor, 93, Campbell, 12 to 1, second by
four lengths; Double Dummy, 101, A. Bar
rett, 10 to 1, third. Time, 1:20 1-2. Candy,
Styx, Little Music, Rushfielils, You O'Me
aud Harry B. also ran.
Third race One mile. Renaud, 107,
Cay wood, G to 1, Avon by three lengths;
Bizzarre, 104, Suell, G to 1, second by
two lengths; Sir John, 107. Powers, 5 to
2, third. Time, 1:51 3-4. Tilxie, Part
ner, Henry Owsley, and St. Leo, also ran.
Fourth race Seven furlongs. Domingo,
107, Cay wood, 15 to 1, won by four
lengths; Bob Clampett, 104, C. Reiff,
5 to 1, second by two lengths; Springtime,
99, A. Barrett, 4 to 1 .third. Time, 1:3G.
Hano Belle, Belle of Fordham, Pearson,
and Romanlo, also ran.
Firth lace Six furlongs. In Command,
99, Dorsey, 10 to 1, won by two lengths;
Jim Maddux, 9G, T. Burns, even, second
by a length; C. C. Rumrill, 94, Combs, G
to l, third. Time, 1:23. Partisan,
Clarus, Come Away, and Dr. France, also
Sixth race Six furlongs. Katherine,
103, C. Reiff, 5 to 2, won by half a length;
Frince of India, 95, T. Burns, 2 to 1,
second by four lengths; Graeriu, 88, Dorsey,
G to l, third. Time, 1:20 3-4. Old Do
minion, Snag, Vencedor, Earl of Mon
trose, and Texas Belle, also ran.
Tho nEtries for Tomorrow.
New Orleans, Feb. 20. Entries for Mon
day: First race Seven furlongs. Rushflelds,
92; Romance, 03; The Plutocrat, Harry Lee,
95 each; Amber Glints, 103; Springtime,
105;-Tragedy, 108; Hailstone, 115.
Second race Six furlongs; selling. Van
essa, 94; Harvey B.,Henrica," Rachel, 101
each; Little Buck, 102; Sugar Cane, Robert
Bonner, 103; Senator Penrose, 105.
Third race One mile; selling. Springal.
93; .Mamie G., 98; Terra Archer, Dorothy
III, 100 each; Favorine.Lord Wlllowbrook.
Partner, Gunwad, 103 each; Pitfall, 105;
Booze, 107; Brakeman, Marquise, 108 each.
Fourth race George Washington Handi
cap; one mile. Martin, 93; Earth, 94;
Ncccdah, 96; Sharon, 97; Squire G., 98;
Sim W., 107; Imp. Paladin, 103.
Firth race One mile; selling. Mauritius,
91; C. C Rumrill, 99; Martha Smith, 102;
Phitns, DarlentLocd Nelson, 107 ench.
Sixth race-Slx furlongs; selling. Tag
Hone, 91; Austin, 93; Lillian E, Sister
Florence, Maggie iTa'rris, 94 each; Laura
Davis, 9G; Katherine, 99; Moloch, Old
Dominion, 101 each; A. B. C, 102.
C. A. C. FIVE-HACK:
Annual Championship Tourney In
Small Ball Howling.
The annual tournament for the cham
pionship or the Columbia Athletic Club
In "five-back," one of the most Interesting
of the small ball bowling games, beg-in
last night on the clnb alleys.
There are a large number of entiauts
and each player will be expected to bowl
twelve game,, four in ench of the three
series. Prizes will be given for the
highest individual single game.
The next assignment, consisting of Messrs.
Grant, Spofford, Cabrera, Ciampton.Deyo,
Kuntz, Coombs, and Moore, will bowl
on Wednesday evening. Bicker led the
assignment of last night with the best
total and also had the highest single
game with 67.
Following are last night's scores:
53 G7 40 41201
42 49 39 4S 178
45 41 41 40 173
34 47 43 4 1GG
29 53 28 44151
31 33 49 41154
30 39 27 40 13G
EXCEEDED 1IERCONTHACT SPEED
Preliminary Trial Trip of tho Gun
Newport NewB, Va., Feb. 20. The Wil
mington, one of three gunboats construct
ed at the shipyard here for -the United
States government, went out on her pre
liminary trial trip today, and exceeded
her contract speed or thirteen knots an
hour by one and three-quarter knots. Her
builders and the government officials are
confident that when she makes her offi
cial trip in Long Island Sound she will
increase her speed of today at least, a
quarter of a knot, which will entitle the
constructors to a premium of $10,000.
The Helena will make a preliminary
trip Tuesday morning, and It Is expected
that she will exceed the contract speed.
Johnny Bulls Play Football.
London, Feb. 20. The Inter-universlty
game of football between the Oxford and
Cambridge teams was played today and
won by Oxford by a score of one goal to
MR. PATTEN'S BENEFIT.
A Young "Wushiugtonlnn Going on
tho Professional Stage.
Mr. Goldwin Patten, the talented young
Washingtonian, who leaves shortly for
New York to go upon the professional
stage, will be tendered a benefit on Mon
day, March 1. The program will consist
of scene from "Ruy Bias," in which Mr.
Patten w ill takc-tbe double role or Ruy
Bias and Don Caesar de Bazan, and of
"Dr. Jekyll and r.,JIyde."
The well-knowu lpcal talent who will as
sist arc Mr. Jamp H Cathell, who will
appear for the first time in a dramatic
role as tho Count, of Alba; Mr. Haywood,
Miss Patten and Mrs. Mary Manly Hay
wood. The following artists will also as
sist: Miss Mattie Waile, Miss Bessie Driver,
Marie Howe, Miss Birdie Hess Hernandez,
Mr. R. F. Bingham and Little LoHie Ray.
The music will be1 furnished by the Metro-,
polltan Quartet. r "
Mr. Patten has won the highest praise
from those who have seen him in amateur
and drawing-roonvrecitals, and his many
friends and admirers hope that fortune
may smile upon bib future career.
The Royal Crescent.
At a meeting of Columbia Lodge, No. 5,
held last Wednesday evening, a communi
cation from Boston, Mass., was read an
nouncing that the officers of the supreme
lodge would visit Washington on or about
the 24th instant. As the Washington
Lodge, No. 11, meets on the 241,h, it was
resolved that this lodge attend in a oody
the said meeting, to assist In the welcom
ing of the guests and in the initiation of
the many candidate! nominated by the
Cut Off Both Legs.
"Auburn, N. Y., Feb. 20 John Wood
hall, nineteen years, an employe in the
Oaborn rolling mills, was run over by a
freight tiain on the Central tracks this
afternoon. Both legs were amputated.
He is in the city hospital but will prob
ably not recover.
NTEREST 1E4 THE BIG FIGHT
Everybody Is on Tip-Toe as to
THE ERA OF JOHN L. SULLIVAN
Martin Julian Thinks Ho Sees a
Conspiracy to Rob Fltzsiinnions
of u Victory and "Sailor" Tom
Sharkey Threatens Corbott With
There is a certaiu amount of savagery
lurkiug within the civilized man that
crops out every time the word "fight"
is mentioned. And it is this element in
the human composition that is going pitapat
at the present time, the Fitzslmmons Cor
bett contest furnishing the motive power.
The present generation of sports can
baldly date their remembrance of ring
battles further back than the Allen-Goss
fight and the famous meeting between
Sullivan and Ryan at Mississippi City,
Febiuary 7, 18S2, when John L. won
the championship with bare knuckles
and started up the ladder or lasting fame.
Prior to these two encounters, the fight
between John C. necnan, the American
champion, and Tom Sayers, who held a
like honor In England, was the affair most
discussed by followers of fistiana.
Allowing the memory to run back, what
a dirrerence between now and then in re
gard to. public Interest and attention to
such events. Inthose days of bare knuckles
and bloody battles, only a small portion
of the public was cognizant of the programs
for pummelling matches. The papers
or the period treated such happenings on
a parit y with dog fights and chicken pitting
and esteemed the news of an Import most
Not so now. John L. Sullivan, as a
champion, was a picturesque character,
and today that thousands of dollars are
outlayed and vast space filled by news
papers In chronicling pugilistic events Is
due solely to the history he created as a
fistic gladiator. Ills like did not exist
before blm and will hardly be seen again.
As a result or the created Interest In
pugilistic events, the whole country is on
the qui vive at this time over the ap
proaching fight at Carson City. News of
Fitzslmmons and Corbett and their minut
est movements are read with the relish
that a gourmand devours the viands of
The aroused curiosity of the public as
to the superiority of the men will not be
disappointed. That is, unless there is in
terference now wholly unforeseen and not
to be anticipated. It really promises to
be the best regulated ring fightever pulled
ofr within the ropes.
Both men are training earnestly for the
battle, which will take place twenty-four
days from this date. Fitzslmmons and his
party arrived at Carson yesterday.
Martin Julian, Fitz's brother-in-law and
manager, aeems to be nervous over the Im
pending hostilities. He has issued the fol
"Theie is one thingcertain Corbettnever
Intends to win this fight on the square. I
have heard from most reliable sources that
there is a movement on foot on the part of
the other crowd to paok the ringside with
a 'push' who will break through the rope3
If it becomes necessary to save Corbett, but
you can understand distinctly now that
they will never doit, for I have taken care
to prepare for just such an emergency by
sending for a 'push' of my own, and you will
find the toughest lot of citizens from New
Orleans and Texas near Fitzslmmons'
corner that ever landed In this State, and
Corbett's gang will have a lovely time get
ting into the ring."
Another opera bouffe feature of the
preliminary program is the vaporing of
Tom Sharkey. He predicts Corbett a win
ner one day and then switches the opinion
in favor of Fitz the next. The last time
he had a chance to talk to a repoitcr he
lashed his tongue around in the follow
ing fashion: "I will teach Corbett a
lesson he will not soon forget. I have
toniethtng up my sleeve, and it is in my
power to tuin Corbett's face to the wall
in every city in the country. If 'Gentle
man Jim' docs not keep his mouth shut I
will show him up in his true colors."
"What is your opinion of the light?"
"If It Is on the square, why, Fitzslm
mons -will put Corbett out of business,"
was the answer. "He is not in the same
class with Fitzsimmons. That Is my
honest opinion, although 1 made believe
yesterday that Corbett would win, but I
bad reasons for declaring my6clf.
"But, you bet your money that Corbett
will try to queer the whole business. He
does not helieve in taking any chances,
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and when I catch him at Carson I will
make him eat his words or slapjiis face."
Probably the "something" Sharkey has
up nis sleeve is Wyatt Earp, the notorious
referee, who gave him the "foul" decision,
and, as a consequence, the money, niter
Fitz had fairly knocked him out in San
"WASTING POTOMAC YTATEB.
Judge Kimball Wants the Law- Re
garding It Changed.
In a recent communication to the Com
missioners Judge Kimball, of the police
court, suggested that in the consideration
of cases where the wasting of Potomac
water is an issue there is great difficulty
In enforcing the ordinance by reason of the
presence of the word "permitting" in sec
tion 32, affecting liability-, since it holds
owners responsible for the acts of their
servants. He wanted the word stricken out.
The matter was sent to Attorney Thomas
with the request for his opinion, and yes
terday the attorney responded, in which
he dissented from the views of the Judge.
Mr. Thomas is of the opinion that the
owner or occupant of a house is properly
responsible for the conduct of his servants,
and that it is no defense for such owner
or occupant in a proceeding before the
police court to say that the servant per
mitted the water to run in his or her ab
sence. "In order to amend the regulation to
meet the objection of Judge Kimball," the
attorney says, "it will be necessary to re
form the entire section," and he accord
ingly submits an amendment to the sec
tion which he thinks will cover the defects.
RELIEVED OF THE TAX.
The -Request of Mr. Thomas TV.
Mr. Thomas W. Smith made application
to the Commissioners, subsequent to the
destruction of his extensive lumber plant by
riro In November last, to have the assess
ments for taxes on the Improvements
stricken from the books. His buildings were
valued at $5,500, and the tax. If collected,
would amount to a considerable sum. tho
payment of which Mr. Smith contended
would be an injustice to himself, the im
provements having been obliterated.
It was lieldby Assessor Trimblethatthere
was no precedent for the cancellation of
the assessment, and the case was referred
to the attorney for the District, who has
decided that Mr. Smith's claim should bo
allowed. Mr. Thomas says:
"While the statute makes no express pro
vision for such a case. I think the owner Is
entitled to have Ids assessment abated for
taxes which were due at the time of the
loss, and that TSr. Smith should be re
lieved to the extent of the second half of
An Election of Officers.
The Washington auxiliaryof the Women's
National Indian Association held Its an
nual election of officers Friday morning
Sn the lecture room of the Church of the
Covenant, which resalted in the continua-
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