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THE MOENTSTGr TIMES, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 189T.
Races at the Bathing Beach
Viewed by Thousands.
TOURNEY A 'GRET-SUCCESS
Thirteen .Spirited Contents Pulled
Off JUuid Geuniuo Enthusiasm
il'dliceuion und Firemen Anions
the ApirnntH for Aquatic Hon
orsEvents iu Detail.
In allitsliiBtory the Washington bathing
ltah neicr showed to such an advantage
a t dul yc.TitlH yaflernoon The friendly
feeling of the people of the city for this
popular iuetttoilon lias long been known,
bjt huch a general expression or admira.
ti n a ndwtUsi action wasnever before mani
fested at any one time.
The ocasion for this was the annual
trc-i'iuqing and diving contests for prizes,
participated in by Mine of the thousands
who Iwvc daily during the summer en Joyed
the lgxisry of n awimin ihcroiomac water.
The tournament was under the manage
i .cut 'f Sapt- Stevens and had lcu care
fi'ly arranged as to detail, and proved
to 1k thoroughly enjoyable to the G.COO or
more pennons who witnessed the contests.
The tinn net for the tournament to lgin
was 3 o'clock, and for more than an hour
before that time and an hour later people
assembled on the beach. The tenches were
won occupied, but the crowds did not
murmur and patiently stood beneath a
broiling sun and waited for the contests
It was just such a cosmopolitan ciowd
as always turns out at interesting timed in
this city, and they arrived in all styles
and faj-lHoDS. Some rude in victorias and
landims, others drove In phaetons, a few
-were on liorssback, ami hundreds rode
wlieel,and still other liuudreds walked.
There wereyyungandold, thevigorousand
Infirm, the athlet-e and the cripple. Those
in the ormvd wlio found the burning rays
of the sun more than they could bear
seated themselves on tlie gra,s along the
driveway at the Toot of the Monument,
where sliide trees were.pleutltul and voted
a liesstog, but tliee lovers of comfort did
notfmgei in their cool retreats after the
pit9l shot was heard and the sport iKyran.
They joined tlie greater crowd along the
w.tifc edge, and as each contest became
mre nd more exciting their enthusiasm
fceo&me hoUr than the sun, and -rooters
y eed Rd bowled, regardless of the s' renins
of perkfiirA-Uon that descended from their
be&t bo their shoes.
t eertaiaiy was an animated scene. In
the river were score of row boats filled
wtata men aod sromen: the palio- boat Yig
llattt was at anchor near by and a dozen
ptfMcewoti in one-third that number of
boatt. were Uney keeping tlie swimming
course opea. arid tlie diving floats free.
Scores of yomg men and women gave
amHteur exhttJitkmsor tlieir prowess when
the mzw& "erj? not on, and their Joyous
EtMMl added u the liveliness of the oo-
A.t HboHfc 4 o'clock the races bog.ui and
from tiw fcirae to the finish at 6:45 the
thousands of ttpecUUtorr, were treated to a
Fortes of tii moat tote resting and closely
ccMtittcted aquatic events ever witnessed in
Wa.UtBgtoti. At times t4ie excisemen t was
Intense aed lite tootrstants were frequently
appfaooed long and loud lor the game
X igW; tbey weie making for medals and
The program was carried out as ar
ranged, with tlie exception that the race
for pdilueiMHt was called in the plaoe
of fancy diving for the accommodation
of the contestants The most exciting
and inter eating events were the 230-yard
end 500-yard races. In the former, there
were five entries. At tlie start Sizer und
Hudson took the lead and kept together
thrc-aglwut till near the end, when Hudson
pulled away and won by ulmut - hmgthb.
In tlie 500-yard race, tlierc were nine
entries. An excellent start was made, all
getting off well together. Crugger and
Tindall toon showed in front, and at the
finish tra Tindall had Just the least the
best of it. At tlie second turn he had
increased his lead to about thirty feet, fol
lowed by Crowley and Crugger. At the
beginning of the fourth hundred yards
LowcXorged ahead, and was bwn making
claim to first place. He gradually gained
on Tindali, and they came to tlie line
making stroke for stroke. He could not
overtake Tindall, however, who beat him
by about three feet.
A grout deal of interest also centered
In the all-around event, including plain and
fancy diving, under water swim, and a
fifty yards straight away race. In this
event the medal last year was won by Will
Hudson, and bis friends thought he had
& first mortgage on it this season, but he
lost It, after a closely contested race.
First race Fifty yards; for lys under
fourteen yetrs of age. First prize, W. X.
Stevens medal; second prize, pair homing
pigeons J. Bennct, won. C. Williams
eecona, W. Howard third. Time 50
Second race Fifty yards; for toys under
sixteen years. First prize, ToKalnn gold
medal: second prize, bathing suit, by
Spalding; third prize, pair of shoes. A.
N. TindaU won, Willie Fischer second,
J. E. Nash third. Time, 39 1-2 seconds
Third race 100 yards: open to all. First
prise, Ncumyer medal; second prize, scarf
pin. pearl, Jacobs Bros. J. E. Faulkner
won, W- V. Bennett second, Philip Tindall
third. Time, 1:36.
Fourth race -Clothes race; seventy yards;
first prize, Reutcr gold medal; second prize,
gold watch chaiu. E. L. Slzer, won; J. W.
McAfee, second; E. Crugger, third. Time,
Fifth race -Flal n diving; first prfze,
Volgt medal; second prize, bathing suit.
J. W. McAfee, won; George A. Chase, bee
ond; McCarthy, third.
Sixth race Policemen's race; 100 yards
straight; first prize, medal. Phil Brown,
won; Bam Brown, second; Sergt. Daley,
Seventh race Fancy diving; first prize,
silver cup; second prize, gold link buttons.
J. W- McAfee, won; II. Vanderventer, sec
ond; F. L. Sanders, third.
Eighth race -250-yardstralghta way; first
prise, medal: second prize, medal. Will
Hudson, Won;E.L.Sizer, second; P. Tindall,
third. Time, 4:11.
Ninth rhc Five hundred yards, breast
stroke swim. First prize, medal; second
silver medal. A.N. Tindall, won; Lowe,
tecoud; A. H. Crowley. third. Time, 9:36
Tenth race Long under-water swim.
First prize, gold medal; second, sweater.
P. Brown, won; P. D. Slmonds, second; Fred
Eleventh Face All-round swimmlng.plnln
and fancy diving, under-water swim, and
fifty, yards straightaway swim. J..W.
McAfee, won; A. H. Crowley, second; Will
Twelfth race -Consolation. 100 -yard
fiasn, gold medal. Open to all who had
rot been placed in the previous events.
There were five entries, and after a hard
struggle for a distance of fifty yards, the
race was won by Sidney Foster, with Veiten
The officials of the day were- Starter,
TT. X.Stevens; starter's aids, W.B Hudson
and P. E. Stevens; referee, Mr. McQuade;
Judges, Dr. Greenfels, Mr. Joyce, and Mr.
32. A. Mo?ley.
.For the BOO-yardrace Prof. William Van
Munn, principal of the Berlitz School, waH
Eeletcd as n special judge. Mr.Munnwia
formerly an officer In the German army,
and was n prolessar of military BWlmmlng.
After Me contests were ended the win
ners were awarded the prices by Mr, Stev
ens, the chairman of the committee of arrangements.
OKXAMENT'S GREAT RACE.
Captures the Twin City Handicap
in Very Fust Time.
New York, Sept. 6. -Ornament, the great
three-year-old by imported Owen out of
Vlctorinc, won the Twin City Handicap
at Sheepshcad Bay today, running the
mile and a quarter in 2:o5 2-5, with 118
Iounds up, and defeating Requital, one
of the best horses of the year; Flying-Dutchman,
Havoc and other high-class per
formers. Ornament won with so much in
reserve that there Is no doubt about his
ability to equal Salvator's record of 2:05
over tlie course. Ornament's race towers
above that of Salvator's when the two
performances are analyzed, for the latter
was a four-year-old and carried the then
scheduled weight of 122 pounds. Orna
ment had 118 in the saddle today, was
half an hour at the post and then ran
through a 'field of nine opi-onents, Free
Advice and Maurice being left at tlie post,
while Salvator beat a solitary horse and
had the rail from start to finish. A crowd
of between 5,000 and 7,000 persons saw
Ornament's superb run and tlie prevail
ing opinion after the race was that the
chestnut colt is one of the best l.orses
ever run in this country. Hamburg capt
ured the Autumn Stakes in easy tashlou.
First race- Five furlongs. Sir Gawaln,
115, Doggett, 8 to 1, won; Warrenton,
322. Clayton, 5 to 1, Eccnnd; Momentum.
1 15, Thorpe, 6 to 1 , third. Time, 1-02 1-5.
Second race -One mile and a six
teenth; on turf. Yankee Doodle. Ill,
Thorpe, 5 to 1. won; Loneta, 107, It.
Williams. 3 1-2 to 1 , second; Song and
Dance, 118, Hejiucssy, 20 to 1, third.
Thiid race .Autumn stakes; ?3,000; Fu
turity course. Hamburg, 129, Taral, 7
to 5. von: Archduke, 1 22, Clayton, 8 to r,
second: the Huguenot, 122, Martin, 7 to
l, thlrd. Time, 1:11.
1-ourth race The Twin City handicap;
$5,00t'; for three-year-olds; one mile and
a quarter. Orimment-IIS, Taral, 9 to 5,
-von; Firing Dutchman, 121, " Martin.
8 to 1 , second; F. Havoc, 1 14, R. Williams.
15 to 1 , third. Time, 2:03 2-5.
Fifth race Six and a half furlongs.
Shasta Waier, HP, O'Don'ncll, 12 to I,
won. Break o' Day, 100, Ii. Williams, 7 to
1, second; Leei'vrille, 104, Hewitt, 3 1-2 to
1, third. Time, 120 3 5.
Sixth race Westhury steeplechase. Two
and a half miles.' Royal Scailct, 159,Eng
lisli.9 to 5, Avon; Lien Heart, 170, Vellch,
2 1 2 to 1, second. Time, 5:22. Only two
Cincinnati, Sept iJ. Although Labor Day.
the attendance today at Oakland was,
rather meaner. The sport was fairly
First race Six furlongs. Molo, 2 to 1,
won; Seaport second, Creedmore L., third.
Seronrt race Six furlongt. Cyclone, 3
to 1, won; Lawanda wcoud, Parson third.
Time, 1:1 5 1-4.
Third race Five and one-half fui longs.
Frenct- Gray, 7 to 10, won; Alamnda, sec
ond, Spaldy Y. third. Time, 1:09.
Fourth race The Telegraph Stakes;
seven furlongs. Box, 10 to 1, won; Abe
Furst second, Belle Bramble third. Time,
Firth race One mile. L. W., 2 to 1,
won: Klfctc D. second, Gallatin third. Tllne,
Sixth race Six furiongp. Pouting, 10
to 1, won; Motilla second, Turtls Dove third.
St. "Louis Results.
" St. Louis, Sept. 0." Following arc the
results of the races at the Fair grounds:
FirRt race One and one-sixteenth miles.
Hasendyll, 3 to 5, won; Briggs second,
Bob Millican third. Time, 1:51.
Second race-One andone-slxteenth miles.
R.insjm, 9 to 5, won;Reu!u-nRowellsecond,
Basquil third. Time, 1:49 3-4.
Tblrd race -Three-quarters of a mile.
R. O "Run. 15 In 1 . won: nnnlHl Kfntul.
1 Whirmaulellne third. Time, 1:15 1-4.
Juanlta finished Tirst, but was barred in
the etting owing to her temper at the
Fourth race Labor Day Handicap; one
mile and seventy yards. Ardath, 9 to 5,
won; Truxillo, second, Gold Band third.
Time, 1:40 1-4.
Fifth race Eleven-sixteenths of a mile.
Belle of Memphis, 5 to 2, won; Loving Cup
uecond. P. B. Sack third. Time, 1:08 3-4.
Sixth race Thlrtcenth-rixteenths of a
mile. Jack Carter, 8 to 1, won: Nicholas
second, Hester third. Time, 1:20 3-1.
Track Records Broken nt Hiirleiu.
Chicago, Sept. 6. -Two track records
Were broken at Harlem today, one at two
miles and the other at one mile and three-i
Three favorites won. T. Burns rode five
winners and one place mount out of seven
mounts. Exciting nose finishes were the
order of the day. Summaries:
First race-Six furlongs. Milwaukee, 7
to 5, won; Warren Point, second; Nikita,
third. Time, 1:14.
Second xace One mile. Serenn, 10 to
1, won; Charlie Christy, second; Tony Hon
ing, third. Time, 1:41.
Third race-Six furlongs. Sacket, 5 to
2, won; Ben Hadnd, second; Presbyterian,
third. Time, 1:14.
Fourth race Two miles. Evanatus.3 to
1, won; Harry McCouch, second; Rudolph,
third. Time, 3:28 1-4.
Fifth race One and three-sixteenths
miles; handicap. Carnero, 5 to 2, won;
Dr. Sheyard, second; Macy, third. Time,
Sixth race Four aud a half furlongs.
Our Gertie, 2 to 1, won; Algareta, second;
Crystaliue, third. Time, 0:54 1-2.
Seventh race One mile. Tuncls, 7 to
1, won; The Swain, second; David II,
third. Time, 1:40.
Eighth race Six furlongR. Lone
Princess, 13 to 5, won: Alice C, second;
Ella Penzance, third. Time, 1:14.
Grand Circuit Races.
New York, Sept, G. The grand circuit
meeting of the New York Driving Club was
inaugurated at Fleetwood Tark today. The
pleasant weather and a program which
promised high class sport brought out a
big holiday crowd of harness horse ad
mirers. The day's program included the
$4,000 Manhattan purse for the 2:15 trot
ters, the Breeders' purse of $2,000 for two-year-old
trotters ind the Blue Ribbon
purse of S2.000 for the 2:09 pacers. The
2:15 class trotting Manhattan purse.
Oakland Baron, br. f., by Baron Wilkes-I-atiy
Mackey, by Silverthreads (Macey).
Rest thus, 2:12.
2:30 class trotting Two-year-olds; breed
ers' purse. Jnnie T., b. f., by Bow Bells
Kida, by Monon (Fuller). Bt-ec time,
2:09 class pacing Blue ribbon purse.
Er.mps. b. g., by Baron Wllkcs-Qneen Eidel,
by Stratbmore (Wilson). Best time,
PLEURISY QUICKLY CUBED.
I have suffered the most excruciating
pains iu the side. The Doctor said it
was Pleurisy. The Brazilian Balm gave
me almost instant relief wheu every
thing else failed.and permanently cured
me. I took it and had some warmed
and rubbed on etrong.
Mrs. Euzabrth parcew,
Marcus Hook, Pa.
HIE SPORT IT TIE Pfll
Thousands Enjoy the Wheel
men's Lahor Day Meet.
MORAN'S BRILLIANT VICTORY
Be "SVIiik tlie- Mile Amateur In u Driv
ing Olobe Finish Sclnide und
Helm., Capture tlie Two-Mile Tan
dem Itncc Mount Pleusuut "Wiiiss
That local cycle racing is appreciated
could not be better illustrated than by
the large and enthusiastic throng which
gathered at International Fark yesterday
afternoon to witness tlie contests of the
big Labor Day meet. Fully 2,000 people
were inside the gates wheu the first heat
was run. They came in streams by elec
tric cars and a-wheel until nearly every
seat in. the big grand stand was taken.
The fair sex was out In full force, .equal
ing, i f not exceeding, the men in numbers.
As usual, they showed the men how to
"root." Their entusiasm Was the feature
of the afternoon.
The weather was simply perfect for bi
cycle racing. .Not a breath of air .stirred,
yet the temperature was not In the leabt
oppressive. Nature seemed to have as
sumed her most attractive aspect lor the
occasion, and the stands presented as
pretty a picture as one could wish to see.
The track was in prime condition, having
been worked on for several days past.
The races themselves were all that could
be dtirci" in he way of clever riding and
exciting finishes- There was scarcely a
race nor heat which did not furnish
The one-mile amaleur was undoubtedly
the star event of the day in anticipation,
and it wasscarcely le: than that iu reality.
Tlie finn-h was undoubtedly the closest
ever seen in this city. Moran won by less
than six inches, with Wilson, Smith, and
Schade hunched within half a wheel.
D- was a killing finish, and until the Judges
announced their decision there were hardly
two people, who agreed as to the winner.
Schade U"-o the race by waiting nument
too long In starting his sprint for home.
Wilson shot to the front ut the beginning
of the lftat turn, end before Schudo could
duplie.ue tin burst of speed, Moran nad also
parsed him. Schade swung out too far
on the turn, and in spite of his splendid
sprint di;wn the home stretch, little"
"Zirnmj" Moran held his position and
passed over the tape a winner by such a
small margin that only the keenest eyes
were able to tee it.
Another race which aroused enthusiasm
to the highest point was the two-mile
tandem, amateur. Schade and young
Nelins, who wore the Columbia Athletic
Club colors, were tlie smallest riders of
the four teams und had had little practice
together, yet, by some of the moat bril
liant riding seen on local tracks, these
two lads mowed down their experienced
opponents and came down the home
stretch winners by four lengths. John
Crossley went wild, and Col. Brittuln
nearly fell out of the judges' staud. The
race deserved all the enthusiasm It re
ceived. Fred Sims was in splendid form, and
he had no difficulty In taking both the
professional events, although he won the
two-mile handicap from George Ball In u.
driving finish. Eilly Sims succeeded iu
capturing second place In the- mile, run
ning a pretty race with his brother Fred.
Mudd had hard luck, as he fell ou the
home stretch In the two mile event in a
mix up with Billie Sims. The former was
quite painfully hurt about the body.
Reims, the Petersburg loy, created a fine
impression by his riding, although he did
not land a win in anything but the tan
dem race with Schade.
The club cliampioushlp race with teams
of four aroused keen interest and much
surprise was developed when Ronsavllle
won a first in easy stjlc In the firtt heat.
He duplicated IUr good work by running
away from Wilson in the final, thus win
ning for the Mount Pleasant Wheelmen the
District championship. It was a genuine
The Baltimore riders did fairly well,
as LeCompte captured the two mile ama
teur event, with French a good second.
Parker also took third prize In the mile pro
Firt event-One mile; novice. First
hear. Mueller, first; Cox, second; Snyder,
third. Time, 2:27 4-5.
Second heat. Rupp, -flrnt; Story, second;
Mannakce, third. Time. 2:26.
Third heat: Richardson, first; Brush, sec
ond; Koehler, third. Time, 2:39.
Semi final, first heat- Mueller, first; Cox,
second; Shipley, third. Time, 2:313-5.
Second heat: Snyder, first; Brush, second;
Richardson, third. Time, 2:32 4-5.
Final heat: Cox, first; Shipley, second;
Alexander, third. Time, 3:19 2-5.
Second event-One mile; open; amateur.
First heat: Wilson, first; Le Comptc, sec
ond; Smith, third. Time, 2:18 4-5.
Second heat: Velms, first; Yeatmau, sec
ond; Von Eoeckmnn, third; Moran, pace
maker, qualified. Time, 2:22.
Third heat: Matehctt, first; Plttman,
second; Norris, third; Schade, pacemaker,
qualified. Time, 2:20.
Final heat: Moran, first; Smith, sccorfd;
Wilson, third. Time, 2:22.
Third event-One mile open, professional.
Fred Sims, first: Eilly'Sims, second; Parker,
third Time, 2:32.
Fourth event--Two-mile handicap, ama
teur; first heat: Pittman, 210 yards, first;
Michael, 190 yards, second; Von Boeckman,
75 yards, third; Counselman, 125 yards,
fourtl : Matchett, GO yards, fifth. Time,
4:4 i 4 5.
Becon.l heat: Schade, scratch, first;
Smith, 100 yards, second; Cox 225 yards,
third; Lc Compte, 40 yards, fourth; Morris,
200 yards, fifth. Time, 4MB 3-5.
Third heat: French, 90 yards, first; Hill,
200 yards, second; Douglass, 150 yards,
thiid; Rhine, 125 yards, fourth; Rupp, 190
yards, fifth. Time, 4:45 3-5.
Final heat: Leeompte, 40 yards, first;
French, 90 yards, second; Smith, 73 yards,
third. Time, 4:42.
Fifth event Two mile handicap pro
fessional. Fred Sims, scratch, first ; George
BaP, S5 yards, second; Throp, 00 yards,
third. Time, 5:10 3-5.
Sixth event Two mile tandem amateur.
Nelnis and Schade first, Wilson and Smith
second. Time, 4:32 1-5.
Seventh event One mile club champion
ship. First heat: Eastern Athletic team first,
.bird and sixth scoring tieven points;
Arlington Wheelmen second, fourth and
fifth scoring ten points. Time, 2:52.
Secoui heat: Mount Pleasant Wheelmen
first, third and sixth, scoring eleven points;
Washington Road Club second, fourth ud
fifth, scoring ten points. Time, 3:37.
Final heat: Mount Pleasaut Wheelmen
won, with total of twelve points; East
ern Athletic Club second, with nine points.
The off Iclals were: Referee, E. E. Simpson,
L. A. W.' starter, John Crosslcy, C .A. C;
Judges, J. Hart Brittain, C. A C; L. B.
GiavesW- R. C; J. Woerner, jr.,C. A.C.:
umpires, W. H. Wright, E. A..C; K. Jose,
W. R. C; C. Wood.C. Murray, A. C. C.r
UmerR.C. A-Cahrcra, C.A..C: R. Mitchell,
1. A.P.; 8.. W. Stinemetz.C. A. cfscorera,
W. Gettiuger, A. W.; W.. Robertson, L. A.
"W.; announcer, W. H. Hcushaw; clerk of
course. W. Moore, hautlicapper, W. Jose,
L. A. W.
TITUS UEGAIXS LOST LAIJRELS.
Wins n Two-Mile Handicap From j
Field of 'Cracks.
Nov York, Sept. 0. -Fully 5,000 persons
saw Fred. Titus, of tills city, score an
easy victory In the $2,000 two-mllehandl-cap
race at Manhattan Beach today at the
setxmd day's races of the Quill Club Wheel
men. Tlie event was" 'won from some of
the fastest professional riders in this
country and entitles the New Yorker to
again class with the first rauk men. The
conditions foi racing were most favora
ble Tie interest of the day was centered
in the $2,000 race. Bald, at scratch, was
picked to win. Ills most dangerous com
petitor wnssupposcd tobe Howard Mosher',
on the 100 yard mdcK. .AH calculations
were upEcb, however, although Bald's ad
mirers were confident up .fo the last 100
yards that he would win.
Coming into the home stretch Bald
closed up considerably-,- but Titus, holding
his sttide In great ahapo-, drew to the
front, rushing down thestretch, with Cole
man, McFarland. A leer and Bald all striv
ing to get the leadlrtg position. Titus
crossed the line first,nvith McFarland a
close second. Coleman just-heat Bald for
third place. Titus' victory, while unlooked
for, was a popular one. It Was felt that
Bald wulted too long t0 reiich the leaders,
otherwise he would have stood an ex
cellent cimnce of tnklntfflrst money. Gardi
ner did not figure iu the finish at ull.
When the last rush came he was passed
by rider after rider. He seemed to be
completely fatigued as the reside of
his pacing early in the race. Aker, the
Philadelphian, who really pulled Titus up
to his commanding position, was also lost
in the final struggle.
Tim prise money for the day was placed
in chamois bugs suspended across the
track during the contest. Titus received
$1,000, McFarland, $250; Colemuu, $100.
and B&ld, $50.
Tho two-mile handicap record ot 4
minutes 15 2-5 secouds, held by W. F.
Sanger, was equaled by Bald from scratch.
Ualt-mlle handicap, professional. Final
heat won by F. S. Aker, Philadelphia;
F. Jenny, Utlca, second; O. 8. Kimble,
third. Time, 1:00 4-5.
Two-mile $2,000 handicap, Final heat
won by F. J. Titus, New York, 40 yards:
F. A. McFarland, San Jose, 25 yards,
second; Watson Coleman, Boston, SO yards,
thlr.l, E. O. Bald, Buffalo, scratch, fourth.
Time, 4-15 1-5.
One milo open, professional. Final
heat won by Bald: Gardiner, second; Cooper,
third; Kimble, fourth. Time, 2:0S 1-5.
Five mile amateur, Metropolitan cham
pionship. Won by Irwin A. Powell, New
1'ork. Time, H-.2G.
MICHAELS' GHEAT AVORK.
He "Wins Easily the-divr-Milo Open
Hartford, Conn., Sept.rf. The feature
ot the Connecticut Athletic Association's
bicycle tournament at Charter Oak Tark
today wa" the work of Jlinmic Michaels,
the world's loug distance, champion, -who
was seen foi the first time in open com
petition. He stalled In the five mile open
with a rield of thirteen and won easily in
11.3-5. In the last milo he rode away
from his pace makers, doing it In 2:02.
In the List mile Longhead was thrown
from hi wheel. He led .Michaels during
the fiist four miles, Mertens, the five
mile champion, colliding with him.
In his exhibition mile with pace makers
Michaels failed to beat the track record
of 1:47 2 5 made by Windle in 1S95, his
time belug 1 :49 4-5.
SCULLERS OH THE RUDSON.
Contests of the Shells iivthe Middle
Opening Tlents "Witnessed hy Many
Spectators Tlie-i A tnlnriuis Meet
"With u Misbnii.
New York, Sept. G.r-Few persons lined
the course of the Harlem River when the
Middle Stntes Regatta began at 10 o'clock
this morning, but fronij-that hour specta
tors began to arrive lir. numerous groups.
The weather was perfect for rowing.
First Race-Junior single sculls. First
trial heat won by J. F. Dempsey, of the
Pennsylvania Barge Club; second, J. W.
Rowers; third, F. A. Schaefere. Time.
Second trial heat; junior singles- Won by
H. IHliiers, Flushing, B. C; W. S. Sedlack,
Bbemian, E. C, second; B. J. Smythe,
Newarlr, B.C., third. Time, 7:02.
Tiie senior four-oared sculls had only
two starters, crews from the Harlem and
Atalanta clubs participating. The Ata
V.nta shell keeled ovei near the finish, and
theHarlerns finished alone. Time 5:55 1-2.
Tlie unlucky oaismen were pulled out
of the water In safety
The Junior doubles was won by the Uar
lems, Nassau Boatclub second, and Fair
mont Boatclub third Time, 5:47 1-4.
The race Tor the Intermediate .singles war,
won by J. O.Exley.oT the Penn Boat Club;
cecond, H. Vought. or Atalanta Boat Club,
third. W. A. Fischer, of Varua Boat Club.
Time, G-29 1-4.
BERGEN POINT GAMES.
Mitehell Breaks a Record ncd
Wefers "Wius n Race.
New York, Sept. 6. James S. Mitchell,
tho erstwhile champion allTouud weight
tosser, broke the only record at the annual
L-ibor Day games of the New Jersey Ath
letic Club at Bergen Point this afternoon.
His feat was accomplished in the contest
for throwing the fiftj-six pound weight
for height. Mitchell tossed the huge
weight to a height of 15 feet C 3-8 inches,
which is 1 7-S inches higher than it had
ever been sent before.
Bernard J. Wefers, another stellar at
traction of the carnival, won the hearts of
the spectators by his clever performance,
although he failed to break the record in
the :0U yards in the special run scheduled
for that- purpose. Wefers was scarcely to
blame for his failure, however, as the track
was not in the best condition for fast
sprinting, despite the fact that the crack
athletes negotiated the several distances la
clever style. W efer.v time was 3 1 seconds.
In Memory ot the Fire Zouaves.
Gettysburg, Pa., Sept. 6. -The monument
commemorating the valor of a New Yoik
regiment, the Seventy-third Volunteer Reg
iment, or, as It is betterknown, the Sec
ond Fire Zouaves, wns'dcdicated here to
day with fitting ceremonies. Gen. Henry
L. Tremnin delivered -the Oration. This
monument is tho last-' of the reglmentnl
monuments that will be erected by the
Army of the Potomac.
Lawless Acts of INeighhors.
Lancaster, Fa., Sept. 6. Lewis Kirk,
a negro farmer in Coflestoga township, in
this county , who has a vVhltcfwif e, was sent
to Jail last week for shooting a neighbor.
Ho was convicted a year ago but managed
to keep out of jail on "various legal techni
calities. Last night several neighbors, in
censed at the law's delay anil Kirk's matri
monial atfalrR, set flie to his' farm buildings
and dwelling, completely destroying them
YALE'S CANDIDATES HERE
The Probable Men of a Great Team
at Chevy Chase.
Frnnlc Butter-worth "Will Train tho
Football CnudidntCN for Position
Behind the Line.
Four of tlie candidates for positions on
the Yale football team arrived yesterday
at Chevy Chase Inu, where they, with
others, will begin traiuing this morning
or this afternoon Princeton's candidates
will go to Gape May for the two weeks'
practice previous to the opening of the
Tho Yale men will have two weeks at
Chevy Chase. The four who arrived yes
terday are II. F. Benjamin, New York,
acting captain; G. L. Chouncey, New
llaven; C. L Sullivan, Cleveland, and M.
L. McBride, Cleveland. Six others are to
arrive today about noon.
Mr. Frank Butterworth, "the best full
back Tale ever had," has taken charge
of the tale men who have arrived, and
showed them around yestiday afternoon.
Mr. Butterworth likes this climate, likes
the football ground, and will be able to
do the rest himself.
From the ten men here to practice will
be selected players for "the positions be
hind the line."
Ihey will go from litre to New Haven,
where the practice will be continued under
Copt. Rodgers, the regular officer.
The football players have rooms en suite
nt Chevy Chase Inn, where they have
plunge baths every day.
It Is proposed, Mr. Butterworth said last
night, to have two practice periods a day,
one beginning at 10:30 a.m. and the other
at 4:30 p. m. The practice will continue
lor an hour and a halt each period.
There would have been some practice
yesterday hue for the fact that there were
no balls to kick, the pigskins not having
The practice will he on the green east
of the hotel. The men will not practice
on a gridiron, but on a free field. It is
the exercif-e and "knack" they are after
and not learning to play within lines.
The practice games of these possible
champions will undoubtedly be witnessed
by crowds of people.
NEWS FROM ALEXANDRIA
Permits Issued for Children to En
ter the Public Schools.
The Corbett-Torreysou Election Cuo
Boarding House Robbed of
Alexandria, Sept. G.-The clerk of the
city school board today Issued 959 per
mits to white children to enter the public
fcchools 497 to boys and 462 to girls. On
the corresponding day last year 706 per
mits were issued. Permits will be issued
tomorrow and Wednesday to white children
and ou Thursday and Friday to colored chil
dren. Judge Nicol, of the circuit court, today
granted a writ of error and supersedeas in
the contested election case of Corbe.tt vs.
Torr&yson, from the county court ot Alex
andria. Judge Love decided In favor of
Mr. Torreyson, iu the contest for member
of the county board of supervisors, and
the ense will now come up before Judge
The boarding establishment of Mr. Wil
liam P. Varney, near Arlington Junction,
was robbed Saturday night of giocerles,
etc.. to the value of o.lout $75. The
thieves nave not been captured.
William Jenkins, colored, who was held
at police headquarters on suspicion of
being insate, was today sent to his home
'u Trice George's county, Md.
A charter has heeu granted by Judge
Norton to the B. F. Smith Fireproof Con
struction Company, of Alexandria, with
a capital stock of $100,000. The officers
are: President, B.F. Smith; vice president,
F. J. Smith; secretary, George G. Smith;
and directors, L. F. Smith, Huttie B. Smith,
B. F. Smith, and George B. Smith. The
incorporators are all of Washington.
The funeral of the late John Bladen
took place this morning from his heme,
1021 Queen street. Rev. J. 11. Wells of
ficiated, aud the interment was in Union
Mr. Edward Howell, formerly of this city,
died in Baltimore yesterday morning. He
was a brother of Mr. C. W. Howell, and
had many friends In this city.
The Alexandria Light Infantry Excur
sion will go to River View tomorrow.
The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 0.
J. Nugennt died tnis morning.
John, thelittle khi of Mr. Robert Weuzel,
fell yesterday and broke his arm.
A banquet will be held tomorrow even
ing by George Mason Council, Royal Ar
canum, in honor of Mr J. B. Blanks, grand
secretary of the order.
The following cases were disposed of by
Mayor Simpson today: Tillie Poindexter,
disorderly aud fighting, thirty days; Lewis
Carriagton, disorderly aud fighting, ten
clays on the gang; Mary Jenkins and Mary
Hill, both colored, drunk and disorderly,
thirty days; Romeo Essex, gambling,
thirty days; George Hamilton, dl&orderly
aud fighting, fined $2.50; Thomas Foley,
asH'iulting C. H. Holmes, fined $5; Ben
Johnson, charged with gambling, fined $5;
William Quill, disorderly conduct, fined
Chief Engineer Pettey and Mrs. Sallle
Pettcy, of this city, while driving on the
Conduit road yestcrda y, were thrown from
their buggy and painfully injured.
A. Leonard, alias Frank Martin, who
was arrested by Policeman Atkinson yes
terday on the circus grounds, charged with
assaulting William Jasper, was fined $20,
and. in default of pnymeut, was sent to
the gang for sixty days by Mayor Simpson
Guarding Novak From Lynchers.
Belle Plalue, Iowa, Sept. 6. .An extra
force of guards has been stationed around
the county Jail In Vinton to guard against
a suspecte'd attempt to remove Frank Novak
and lynch him. The preliminary examina
tion of Novak yill be held Tuesday, when
the prisoner will appear under a strong
guard, iu that he may be fully protected
from threatened violence.
Senator Morgan in Snn Francisco.
Fan Francisco, Sept.G -Senator Morgan,
of Alabama, spent this morning viewing
the forts around the hay. The chamber
of commerce will give an afternoon re
ception in liis honor. Tonight the Senator
Is to make a public speech on the railway
funding bill. He leaves tomorrow morning
Bit u Policemnu'sS Arm.
Laura Ford, colored, got drunk last even
ing aud grew disorderly at Robinson's
Park, near the corner of Eighteenth street
and Florida avenue. When Officer Kieffer
placed her under arrest she made a violent
resistance. During the struggle the officer
had his badge pulled oft and was bitteu
In the arm.
"LYING SPIRITS ABROAD.
Frophet& IVho See "With the Eyes
of the King.
Eev. Dr. Kent, in his sermon at the
People's Church Sunday, discussed thn-e
topics suggested by members of the con
gregation The topics were: "Lying spirits, na re
ferred to in the last chapter of First
Kings," "Is the patent system or this
uiuntry morally and economically defensi
ble?" and 'How can we bring the Inde
pendent, thinking people into a better ac
quaintance and concert of action to lift
humanity to better conditions?"
The topic first dis-cussed relates to the
passage in tlie Bible In which tho prophet
MIcaiuh explains to.Tehotshaphatand Ahab,
Kings of Judah and Israel, why his pre
dictions and counsel differed from those of
tlie 400 who were In favor with tlie Kings
and who had advised them to go to war
with Syria, promising them that the Lord
would deliver its stronghold into their
Hands. Dr. Kent read the passage aud then
made the following co mment:
"The frankness and honesty ot Micalah
won for him the fute which usually be
falls those who speak truth to rulers.
His cause brought down upon him the
wrath ot all the prophets who flattered
the King, and one ot them in his anger
smote him on the cheek and mocked him.
This Is the story of the 'lying spirits,' on
which 1 am ahkrd to discourse. It may
have somfi value as indicating the thought
of the time in which it was written, or at
least th thought ot the w rlter as to the
cause of prophetic disagreement. But it
can have no value whatever as the basis
of an y doctrine regarding spirit existence or
"ir the opinions of those writers are to
be taken up truth, then we have to be
lieve that the Lord was a party to this
miserable device; thatHe hadn't wit enough
to conceive the plan himself, but that
He haa meanncrf and wickedness enough
to adopt It when suggested by another. We
bcucve neither. The nations ot some ot
tl.esa Bible historians are exceedingly
crude and barbarous, and no greater harm
can be dona to the mindsof the risinggenera
tlon than to dignify these false and Im
moral com-eptions repectiug the character
and government otUod by treating them as
true. The lying spirits are not all dead,
and the prophets that see with the eyes of
the King teem as numerous as ever."
In discussing the patent system proposi
tion, Lr. Kent said that morally and
economically it was not defensible. He
"But to assail this and defend the com
petitive regime which works toward
monopolies of a much more grievous sore
is to strain out gnats and swallow camels.
"It lSjunlvcrsaJly felt that under a sys
tem which professes to regard the Indi
vidual as entitled to what he himself
creates, iha Inventor has aa equitable claim
on a special share in the benefits which
accrue to the public through his Invention
ft is also felt that the protection ot the
inventor against those who would rob him
of this special share, is a duty owed by the
community botli to the inventor and to
itself. To the inventor as a matter of
Justice unu to itself as a matter of policy, a
means of encouraging Invention and pro
moting the general weal. The patent
system is a device for securing to the
individual this equitable consideration and
for protecting society agaiust tha Injustice
and wrotg that would flow from per
"It is a very imperfect device andafford
at the present time little or no protection
to the average inventor, while It gives to
great corporations that buy out these in
ventions for a mere trifle the power to
establish great monopolistic enterprises
which far outrun the life of the patent.
Ami sv in a multitude of cases perhaps, in
recent years, in a majority of cases, it
protects ne'ther the Inventor nor the
public. The system is of a piece with
the general Industrial and social c-hoas-toi
which it belongs. It rests, as does the
competitive regime itself, upon utterly
falsenotlons respecting individual and com
munity rights. It assumes tliatthe service
of self is ihe supreme object ot all in
dividual endowments and that the in
dividual will further the real ends of his
being just In the degree in which he de
votes all his energies and gifts to his
in discussing the third topic Dr. Kent
'This Is a most vital question for all.
Theie are enough people of advanced
thought people in sympathy with our ad
vanced ams. it not In love with all our
ideas to make au organization that could
revolutionize the utfnirs of this city and
excit au Influence that would reach to
every other city in this country. And
these measures which they might caue to
be udoptcd here, if wise and beneficial iu
their operation, would soon find friends
elsewhere, and so the good work would
spread and increase. How to bring think
ing, liberal-minded people together in
such concerted effort for the general weal
is the problem "
Dr. Kent closed with suggestions as to
how this might be effected.
A;N ANARCHIST PICNIC.
Fmewell to Ilerr Jolmon Most the
Now Tork, Sept. 6.-The International
Anarchistic party had an outing today at
Manzel's Park, Fort Wadsworth, S. I.
There never had before bsen quite so much
beer or quite so many pretzels in that
Although the outing was the rp:rr.!.--r
annual uffair of tlie party.lt was today a
special matter, the farewell tollerr Johann
Anarchists from Newark, Jersey City.
Brooklyn and this city were in the number
that gathered to clink glasses and crackle
They had a long table Tor their viands
and drinkables, and Made merry for many
END OF AN OCEAN FHOJECT.
Scheme to Rival Canard Mull Steam
ers Falls Through.
Montreal, Quebec, Ejept. 6. The Canad
ian Fast Atlantic line project, whereby
Peterson, Taifc & Co. agreed to carry
the Canadian mails across the ocean for
a subsidy ot $750,000 yearly in ships co
rival the Cunarders Lucaniaand Campania,
This Information is brought from London
by John Torrance, agent of the Dominion
Steamship Line, who states that the
Petersons have utterly failed to finance
the scheme. The British government's sub
sidy was $250,000, the Canadian authoii
ttes offering $500,000. Tho conditions,
however, were too onerous to induce
capitalists to take hold. It Is reported
that the Canadian government will insti
tute the service as a government line
rather than abandon the undertaking.
Alleged Assailant of Vlrs. Whitman.
Newarl:, N. J.j Sept. 6. Albert Robin
son, the negro arrested in Harrison last
night on suspicion of having assaulted and
robbed Mrs. Whitman in Belleville, on Fri
day, is still held, and the police believe he
is the man they arc after. He appears
unable to give an account of himself and
tells many contradictory stories. The
Harrison police ar.e determined to hold
Robinson on u temporary charge until such
time as Mrs. Whitman Is In a position to
Of Iuteriiutimml Tnterest.
Paris," Sept. 6. It is reported that
F.idercwski, the pianist, has had his hair
SHOT M HIS PLAYIATB
Willie Pngh Accidentally Wonndetf'
by Clarence ilcCoven..
The Hoys "Were Hnntlng nt Chevy
Chne "When the Gun Was Pre-
William Thomas Pugh, a bright fourteen-year-old
lad, was accidentally shot D7
his friend and playmate, Clarence Mo
Coven, aged fifteen years, while gunnings
at Chcvyse yesterday afternoon. Tha
wounded boy now lies at Garfield Hos
pital in a serious condition, while the
McCoven youth is at his home la Chevy
Chase almost overcome at the thought!
that his carelessness may cause the death.
of his chum.
The parents of the two boys live but a
djort distance from, each other Just be
yond Chevy Chase circle. Mr. McCoven
has an office in Washington aud Mr. Pugh, '
has a small farm. The boys have known
each other for u long time, and not long
ago Mr. Pugh purchased his son a small
22-calibre rifle, with which he has bad''
great sport, since thegunnlngseason opened.
The- McCoven boy had a small air gun and
uccompunied by George Pugh, u, brother
of the injured lad, they started out to
shoot some birds in the wc.-ods near their
Young Pugh had the better gun, and
after he had shot a few times himself he
loaned It to his friend arter placing a
cartridgb In it. Clarence aimed the rifle
at a bird and pulled the trigger, but thu
gun miss e-1 fire. A second and a third time
he attempted to discharge the cartridge, -but
It failed to explode. He then thought-
that the cartridge was empty and started
to remove It from the barrel, the muzzla
of which was pointed toward young Pugh.
"Look out, or you will shoot somebody.
You had better point that gun the other
way," said George Pugh, but th other
seemingly paid no attention to the cautious
suggestion. Scarce had he spoken, tow
ever, before young McCoven ralsedthe butt
of the gun and a sharp reportfollowed and
young Pugh fell over backward, with a
dangerous wound In his abdomen.
The boys at the time were just on the
edge of the woods a short distance frorii
the Chevy Chase golf grounds, on which
several ladies and gentlemen wereplaylng.
Dr. Crompton happened to be putting: a
ball a short distance away, and hearing
tin; cries, hastened to the place and ren
dered all the assistance possible to the
He saw at once that the wound was a
serious one and had the lad taken to an
electric car and brought into Washing
ton, after telephoning an ambulance to
meet the train at Tenth and TJ streets.
The wounded boy had to be removed to
Garfield Hospital, and as the wound was
a serious one Dr. J. Ford TlKimpon was
called in and performed an operation upon
Late last night young Pugh, while rest- -ing
quietly, was nevertheless In a serloua
condition, and it is feared that he may
FELL THROUGH A TRESTLE
Hiss 3IolIie Joachim Seriously In'
jured Near Cabin John.
"Was Attempting to Cross "With
Some Friends "When the Ac
Miss Mollle Joachim, the nineteen-year-old
daughter of Frederick Joachim, of No.
1147 First street northwest, fell twenty
feet through a trestle between Glen Echo
and Cabin John last night, and narrowly
Miss Joachim, in company with several
friends, early yesterday evening rashly
attempted to cross the trestle over which
the cars run, and whiohls forbidden to foot
passengers. In some manner, the youns
woman, while crossing the trestle, fell
through to the rocks below.
Tne distance wa.s folly twenty feet, and
the young men In the group hastened
to the end of the trestle aud ran down
into tne chasm expecting to find that
Miss Jechim had been killed.
Only a faint groan told them she was
still alie and guided them to' where she
lay. She W3S picked up unconscious, and
with no little difficulty brought up to tho
track and curried into a Small Inn near by
where she soon regained consciousness.
Uer friends were greatly frightened
and sought a physician Dr. Kaiser, a
youn.; medical student .was round, and
tendered all po?sitle assistance to the
young lady and dressed her injuries tem
Through the courtesy ot the Great Fall
Bailroad Company, a special car was se
cured and equipped witn a motonnuu, and
the young ludy was brought to Washington
with all possible haste. At the termlnux
of the road the car was met by a police
ambulance and Miss Joachim was conveyed
to the Emergency Hospital, where Dr.
Jeunemann dres-d her injuries.
She sustained a deep cut on the left
leg, a laceration of the right cheek ana
lower lip, besides several cuts and con
tusions, and considerable shock from thrj
T.UETGERT MURDER CASE.
The ProM'colion Believe They Can.
I' rove the "Corpus Delicti."
Chicago, Sept. 6. An Important confer
ence was held this morning- between tho
State's attorney and the experts in the
Luelgert case. The vital questiou, tho
corpus delicti, was under discussion. It
the State can prove conclusively the "corpus
delicti,' and can show that portions ot
tho body of a human being were taken
from the fatal vat and from the ashes from,
the furnace, it will have a case of re
markable strength. But if the "prosecu
tion fails in this matter the result will
be very much in doubt. In spite ot the
mass ot incriminating evidence.
After the conference the State's attorney
declared the State has found that it caa
produce convincing proot of the corpu?
TIIS "WIFE "WORE BLOOMERS.
For Thnt Reason Walter Ilnbbell
Tried to Kill Himself.
Rochester, Sept. 6. Mrs. Walter Hub
bell rode a wheel; that wasn't bad. She'
wore bloomers; that was bad, her husband
thought. And she refused to Select a less
attractive costume; that was very bad
the husband thought.
It all worried him, he became morose,
and finally tried to kill himself.
The doctors are trylug to save his life.
Mrs. Hubbell is now repentant. She will
no longer wear bloomers. And it her hus
band should die she will give up the wheeL.
"Where Did You Get That Hat?"
It you wnnt as good a one, buyyour win
ter's fuel ut sufnmer prices, of S. S. Dalsh
&. Son, 703 12th st. nw.; 20S Florida ava.
ne. Telephones, 323 and 338. sc6-t-m s