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THE TJMITS. WASHINGTON, WJgpjpigDAT, DECEMBER 29, 1897.
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Fourteenth and II Streets.
AMONG BALL PLAYERS,
California will have an eight-club '.ugue
Leon Viau avIII lie the Alonis r tlu:
Patersoii, N. J-, team, eafcon or '98.
"Tom" Daly, foiir.eily of tlio Ihooklyns,
Is looked upon ah mo't likely to l;c captain
or the A'.ilwr ul-cc team.
"Ton." Tucler, having feasted at the
first tabic for jcars, ubjefis to rel.'gaihm
to a minor league, anil has filed 111 pro
test. The product of the Emerald Isle v. 11
be much in evidence in the Pittsburg mt
rieM when Donovan, McCarthy and O'Ha
gan take the field.
fiooVn'leJMJs will hare another chanoj
with Clcxrland, but It will he under a
contract that will either make a teetotaler
out or him oi wieck him financially.
A not h ci Corbctt, it is said, "vill soon
begin a prof cssional career. It is Brother
Tutu, auc the story says Manager Hanlon.
r the Bnltfmores, will give liim n trial
The Quincy team of the "Western Asso
ciatiot lias accepted RockfoM't terms to
trade I'eGreevy for I'nderwood. They are
ainuuj the star pitcher, of the association.
As jet the magnates haw not sent in
their lequests Tor favorite date., and until
they do no wtik will Ik: done, on the
schedule. Louisville Conrler Journal.
'Ike' Durrett, a pltflher whom name
appears on the Indianapolis, reserve Hat.
wan shot Saturday in Rockville, Inl.,
during a brawl in a danc-house. Two
bullets tooK effect, but the wounds are
not expected to provij fatal.
Will Canavnn, Brooklyn's Second base
man, go to Syracuse in exchange for
Pitcher Lampe, or Ret himself in trouble
by accepting the offer he has to iuinage
the New England League team at ev
Bedford? At present no one kno-v.s.
"That Milwaukee Dutchman," as Perry
Werdeu c-allL Third Baseman llnrtman. Is
thfurht to Vf the best thin-r "Scrappy"
Joyce l.as on his Hht. lie's a great
thrower, haul hitter, and afraid of noth
ing LoulKvilli Evening Post.
The Philadelphia Club is s'ill lojkiug lor
young pitchers, and last week added Lw
more to its string. Maing'r Stalling an
nounced that he had p-irchased tlie r
lease oT William Dugglehy and Edward
Murphy, of the Auburn Club of the New
York State League.
Since Ansun Is out, h(,nois for ;ham
plonships won around the hearthstone in
the dead of winter are pnMT even between
"Scrappy" Ml I Joyce and Patsy rebe-u
Joyce 1 as a flight lead, due solely to the
fact that he has hud an inning more in
tbc: game than Tebeau.
A Chicago dispatch Mates that it hah
been learned from reliable ouicos that
Des Moines is the city to secure the miie'i-talkeu-or
eighth franchise of the Western
League. The committe-, it appears at
a secret meeting nwaided the grant to
S. F- J rick, or Des Moines.
Jsst -now the Chicago baseball -writers
are having a merry time in telling the
cranks of the Windy City what an ex
cellent pitching corps the White Stockings
will have next season. The new mm are
Isabel. Wood and Clark The latter was.
Tom Hurns's crack pitcher in the Ea-ste-n
Chailes Nichols, the Boston's era ckpitcher,
is defendant in a suit for 10,000 dam
ages instituted in the .-irc-iit court in Kan
sas City by Edna E. Weaver, an employe
in a. laundry conducted by Nichols and 'lib
brothers The young woman's arm was
crushed in nn ironing machine and she
claims that si e will bs a cripple for life.
Just before the baseball season opens
every year a story goes round to the er
feet that Billy Brady, the stage manager
of Jim Corbctt, is afteraLeagitefranchisc.
Bumehody has let the story out a little
eailler than ufualthis time. It is as fol
lows: 'Billy Brady 1b said to be ready
to pay $70,000 fr u big League fran
chlse.' Sam Thompson, of the ThlHics, wants io
play again in Quarlcertown next season.
Jlanagei Watklns, of the Pittsburg club,
has been after Sam for some time, but
nothing has eomo of It yet. Watkins, It
is hi Meted, wants to fix up a deal or
Donovi.n lor Thompson, but judging from
statements coming from the latter it is
undesirable to him.
BASEBALL AS A BUSINESS.
Western ColIe:CN Organize n League
for Nest Veur.
Chicago, 111., Dec. 2S Fie West tii
milters'tics were organized Into the W;st
crn Intercollegiate Baseball Leigue in '.liis
city. The fallowing clubs will compose the
University of Michigan, University of Chi
cago, University of Illinois, L'niersiiy of
Wisconsin, "and Northwestern University
Manager ICeith, of Michigan, wasclecte.1
president, and L. E. riscber secretary A
uries of three games will be pla red lv
twten each of the clubs. The season opens
April 9. with Norihv-oucrn is. Illinois at
Champagne, and closes June 11 ivitli t l.i
cago S.Michigan at Detroitaudllllnols -s.
Wisconsin at Madison. I twasagreed foliate
a regulai corps of umpires to officiate
thicnighout the season. It is probable they
"will be chosen from old National and miiur
The distribution of gate receiptss caused
a warm chtcussion, because fome of theco.
legs Craw 1ctter crowds than others. A
romproniif'C was finally reached wlienby
the visiting team can cither acccpta guar
artee or demand half the gate receipts.
The place of playing the odd game J.e
tween the dubR v.-JII be decided by lot.
Boxing Boiitsj Interdicted.
Btiffalct, N. ST., Dec. 8. Jisticc Wood
"ward in o decision liolds that the spirit
and intent or the law have been violated
by the Live Stock Exchange and other
clubs and coiporations which have held
listlc bouts for pecuniary benefits.
til I fl
Martin Juliau Wants (o Dictate
the Conditions, However.
WILL ALSO MEET KID McCOY
Gent"I man Jim Snyrt Lanks Bob's
Blow WnH Entirely Accidental
Brnd. and litui Stunrt Are To-getliri-
in 2Cev York and Another
ainteh Is Altogether Frobablo.
Chicago, Dec. 2S. It is authoiltatively
announced by Martin Julian, manager for
FiUs-iniinons. that the champion will, in
all probability, again enter tlu fistic arj ia.
It will he, however, only to fight Corbett
and Kid McCoy and tin terms that Fitz
sinunons and his managers dictate.
"In announcing the return of Fitzs.hu
'inutis to the arena," fcaid Julian, "I wish
you would particularly Mate that our only
desirc is to gtatify the American public,
which iff use tc believe he was sincere in
his desire to retire, We believe he has
reached the highest pinnacle of fame a a
lnixer, and his promise to his wife vjs
sincere. I have personally labored with
her for weeks together to lelievo him of his
promise, and pointed out the fact that
while lie woiked hard for yenr, he cannot
nowarford tt. allow a lot cf Miffn to claim
his honors. We iccognlza the further
fact that the cry 'a champion who won't
fight came to us with the title, and that
Tvc arc bound to defend this title so long
as we arc able to enter the ring.
"Positively, however, this will be our
last contest, whether we wlu or lose.
The conditions we make will be regarded
as fair by any fair-minded sportsman. We
asked that Corlwtt shall indicate his
sincerity for his light by meeting it least
one of the best men whom Fitsimmons
has dercatt-1, M alter, Sharkey, orChoynski,
will do. We place Corbett in the same
clas n the othem, Fitzslmmonb has beaten
and entitled to no nioie consideration.
"Ab for McCoy, wo are willing to adm.k
thai h- is a clever young fellow and likely
at some ilm? to bj a ptomIu3ut ractor in
the middleweight class. He lias Miown
nothing remarkable in his ling career.
Defeats or Kyan and Creation are the sole
basis or his challenge to FitzMmmons, and
FitzsiimiKins tMeated Creetlon in two
imiiids. If he will defeat Clwynski we
will consider liis challenge. The only
otl.-r condition is that the rights -hall be
ror ?1 0,000 a side and the largest pur-e
and to a rinlsh. Filzslnunons cin gt
10 150 pounds within rie week's, which
weight I doubt McCoy can make. The
laiterpcontesnvlth Creedon wasat catch
welghls, so 1 1. at McCoy iias no claim on
the middle-weight championship.
"One thing is certain, wu will not be
forced or bulldozed into accepting a fight.
I tell you In all sincerity that there is no
desire to evrde a ntefct by the conditions
imposed- We do not even resort to the
clrildiHh talk 'fight this man and I'll
fight yet..'' We do not believe that
Corbett is sincere, and give as a reason
that it took live years to draw hint into
the ring witl Fitzsimmnns. Hecnneasilly
get on with Mnher or Sharkey and show
''With McCoy we tieat his challenge from
a purely business ami fistic standpoint.
There would not be any interest in a con
test with him, and the betting would faor
Filzsimmoiib to such an extent that the
purse and side bet would be ail Fitzsim
moiis would win. Surely l:c would get no
credit Toi a ictoiy. In a year or to, wlvn
McCoy has done something, he will be
more popuhir at hating a chance to win
Positiely we iff utc to lave their names
linked up with that of Fitzinv.notid in
order to boost their icput at ionsor finances."'
JIM COHBKTTa ULTDIA'PUM.
Positively B-eelini's. to Fijrlit M-ilier
to IMeas-e Kitzimiuons.
Cincinnati, Dec. 28. Ex-Chvnpion Jim
Corbett was seen at the Burnett House
tonight regarding Julian's latest declara
tions. "Filzsimnioiis's life is leing made miser
able daily by the public, Julian, and all
those directly interested in aia success,''
said Cotb"tt. "Principally, he is haiassed
by the public villi tli declaration tha.he
is afraid to meet me tonight. 1 know he is
not afraid to ir cot anybody.
"The. si ortlng public of this country and
England consider that I lost the title of
champioi'. solely through an accident.
I knov that I can whip Fitzimmons and
he knows it. too. and will not fight rae
if he can help it. Be still, no doubt,
feels some of the effects of the drubbing
I gave him at Carson. 1 pounded him
about the body, over the kidneys, and
In other places iu a way to leave lasting
reminders. 1 punched him hard harder
than I did Sullivan. By taking up anyone
elsi I would be running the risk of inter
ference by the authorities and all that
for no possible benefit to myself.
"K I should whip dfty other cham
pions, Fitzsimmons would be getting the
reputation in the meantime, not Corbctt.
For me to fight Malier and the rest would
be like a big wholesaler retiring to a
peanut stand. I do not have to fight and
I will fight no one hut Fitzsimmons. I
have kept mj Lead and my money, too,
and I can now do whatever I want to.
I shall see Fitzsimmons in Chicago and
do my test, but if I don't, get a match
with him by next summer I shall then
retire permanently from the ring."
At the theater where Corbett is per
forming he received this telegram tonight
from V.. A. Brady, in New York:
"Let me conduct details. I am on to
In answer to a Question, Corbett said
with a knowing smile:
"Yes, Dan Stuart also is in New York
now. lie aud Brady may have some
thing up theit Pleeve regarding a match
with Fitzsimmons that I know nothing
or. I will agree to give Fitzsimmons
$1,000 the minute he enters the ring with
me and another Si ,000 if he stays before
me ten rounds."
McCOr IS PLEASED.
The Kid Has Deposited S1.000 to
Bind the Match.
New York, Dec. 2S. It was with a good
deal of pleasure and surprise that the bporfc-
ing public ir this city received the an
nouncement today that ritzshntnons had
concluded tc fight again, and accept
"Kid"' McCoy's defi as starter.
The majority weie of the opinion that
Fitzsimmons did the proper thing by cal
ling tfce "Kid's" challenge so quickly,
and hoped that something more than mere
talk will come of the procedure.
McCoy was seen by a reporter tonight.
The youthful champion "was In glowing
spirits, and seemed to be highly elated
booa-isc Fitzsimmons had consented tofighj
'Asfioon as I learned what he said," said
McCoy. ''I ccnmiunicatcd with my brother.
Homer, and h3d liim draw up a check for
-?l,0no to. bind a match. The check is certi
fied, so, you sec. there arc no strings on
it, nor rci i) y sincerity in the matter be
"I cli posited the money with local
sport, and 1 have authorized my brother
must be absolutely cor
rect in fit and style. Our
ready-to-wear Full Dress
Suits are modeled from the
latest styles adopted by the
400, and will permit the
keenest scrutiny. The
prices are so low that you
would hardly believe them
possible. If you prefer to
have your suits made to
measure, our cutters and
tailors arc at your disposal.
We guarantee to make you
a suit, faultless in every re
spect, at a more advanta
geous price than any other
tailor will charge.
Full Dress Pique Vets manlil
cent goods, that others sell at f3
our price is i 2.'2o.
Fancy Silk Vests wc have in
largo variety, staple or double
breasted, from 53 up.
Loeb & Co.,
910 F Street H. W.
to make a natch for me. I suppose Fits
slnimons thought I was bluffing. I am
not built t hat way. Anything thing I ".ay I
gencaliy di., and no one can accuse me of
A 'JEN-MOUND DHAW.
JiicI; Daly nntl Jack Ererhnrdt Have
a Tn me Affnlr.
New Oilcans, Dec. 28. Jack Eveihardt,
of New Orleans,, and .lack Daly, of New
York, fought ten tame rounds tonight
at the Tulane Athletic Club. Two thous
and pei sens were present and were ecjuallj
divided as to the merits of the hovers.
The bout had lr-n advertised as a twenty
round affair, but the authorities intervened
and tic dined to allow m-jre than ten
The only fighting took place in the last
round, when 1 utlt men mixed matters,
Daly having a slight shade the best of it.
There was not a clean blow p.ied
during the entire content, and the crowd
left the nngsidc disgusted.
Just before the contest started Kefcrce
Duffy leceived a telegram from Kid Mc
Partland. challenging the winner.
POINTS ABOUT PUGILISTS.
Eddie Cuiry lias Deen matched to bo
Luke Stevens at Buffalo fortwen'y round
Jo: Gar. s has been matched to Iuc
Frank Glrnrd a limited mimtier of rounds
at Cleveland on January 10.
Jce Youngs, of Buffalo, and Joe Hopkins,
colored, of New York, fought a firteen
round draw before the Olympic AthleU--'
Club, at Buffalo, Monday night.
Benjamin Jordan, the English feat,h?r'
weight, who defeated Tommy White, has
challenged Dixon, Solly Smith, and Pedlar
Palmer to box at 120 pounds in April
for $2,500 a side.
Will Spencei wasurttcttcd recently to
flgnt Ch.'ck Spooner in pi hate, December
30, near Louisville. The toys are to
weigh in at 130 pounds. Both arc coined
and promise to put up a lively bout.
The Mx-iound bout between Joe Sturjli,
of Chicago, and Steve Flaanigan, or Phila
delphia, at Chicago, Monday night, was
dcclare.1 a draw, although a majority
thought that Flannlgan should hae had
A teltgiam from New York last night
says the match between Yank Kenny
and Bol) Arms! long, the heavy-weights,
lias been declared off by Tom O'Ro ilk-',
manage! of the Long Island City Athletic
Club. The match was scheduled 'or
"Bob' Fitzsimmons received a check Sat
urday from "Dan" Stuart for 10,000
It represented his share of the profits or
three rroiiths frmn the veriscope pictures
That fi ct and the christening of his son
left the champion in a rare good humor.
The SK. 000 mentioned above represents
Fitzsimmens's share of the profits from
the veriscope pictures. Just how much
that share is no one seems to know. It
has been stated many different was.
At the Umc of the fight the winner was
supposed to receive a greater share than
the losei. The general supposition Is that
Stuart receives hair and the two prin
cipals a quarter each It maybe an equal
division anion, the three.
WON II 1' THE QUEEHS.
Compmij- C's Good Showing in n
T.eitjriie Basketball Game.
The league game of basketball played
last night in the Infantry Armory by the
Queer Wheelmen and Company C, First
Battalion, teems vas one of the bast
played in this season's District League
series. It was won by the Queers, and
the final store of 9 to 4. indicates how
interesting the soldier boys, made it for
the wheelmen, especially in view of the
face that the latter were expected to
walk away from their opponents, the
colts of the league.
The game was clean and well played, aud
plenty of open, free passing was the rule.
A total or eleven fouls was charged, and
from these, three free goals resulted for
The playing or Tlerney, Loftus and Bur
gess was the. Ceaturc of the Queer's play
ing, and ilcRfcc, Bell and Saers excellea
for the Soldiers.
The line-up t'ollows:
Queers. Co. C, 1st Eat.
Pitkli n.G Costinett
Becker K.F Fox
Schwingharomer ..L.P Saers
Burgos R.C Bell
Ticrncy Center Kendall
Campbell L.C Yoant
Von Bieckmau .. R.B Schriver
Loftus L.I3 Uiison
Buckley E.G McKa:
Scon Q. W., ; Co. C. 4. Goals-Fot
Q. V., Burgess 3, Loftus and Buckley, 2
each; TIeincy and Becker, 1 each; Or
Co. C-, JIfRao, 4. Umpires -S. 1 Shreeve
and V. W. Pmllli. Iteieree -Charl sBuun
Timer- V. - II. Snyder. Scorer L. Hughs
nicii on tlic mop
Secretary Chilton", of the. Saratoga
Association, Preparing Condi
tions for Staliif nheiiiff.
The question of disqualifying hnrees r ir
fouling oi crossing is being much dis
cussed at present in California. Just what
the rcMilt will lie cannot be conjectured,
but it ct uld be considered and acted upon
with pro''lt in the Eat as well as in the far
West. The Calirornlans have come to the
conclusion that it would be more equitable
o place u horse where, In their Judging it,
it would have finished, instead of last,
when it h;iH been disqualified for fouling.
ThHlcoks to be a prptty goad rule wit ha
great deal of common sena-c attached to It,
for in a case of bumping by two horses
which are so Tar in the lead that ether
hordes htve not been Interfered with, it
hardly seems proper to place the dls
qaulitied horse last when it so far out
classed l hose behind in the race that they
were never near it.
At the next meeting or the Jockey Club
it would do no harm Tor (he Htewaida to
discuss the question. Even ir there vere
nothing done immediately, it might lead to
an improvement in the existing rules on t !.
There Is no qucbtlou that "Chrlb" Fitz
gerald will be an applicant ror starter on
the Eastern tracks next season. Will he
get it? Is the question. With "Fltz" hand
ling the rlag, away goes Frank Clarke's
machine. This menus opposition from tnat
quarter. If "Fltz" is wise he will not
make application for the starter's pom
tion, unless he is sure that a change will
be made in the clerk or the scales, whh-h'H
HI ely. Pettli.gill will also be an uppicant,
and so will Fiupntriek. Of the Wcseni
element, there will mostiikely be documents
rmm "Curley" Blown, Ferguson, "Jack"
Cliiun and "Dick" Bwyer.
F. L. Mabcc, acting secretary of the
Tort Erie Jockey Club, Is in New York
trying tof-ettlethe debts or the club. Con
trary to rumors, the track opposite Buf
falo has not been sold to a Nashville syn
dicate, and will not be until the manage
ment pays the horsemen and others who
weie engaged at the last meeting.
In aihnlttiug Harlem to membership the
Turf Congress retraced an error that
should never have gone on record. The
racing at Harlem this year .v is .veil Joii
ducted and as free rroiii reproach as that
carried on over any.cilher Western track.
The fo'.lyof excluding tlje only fiist-"las-,
track catering to the amusement of the
great n ctropohs of ihe) West has been
properly amended .ijidnow let us have
peace and prosperity. -litniisville Conrler
Jouraol. rj r " V
No loss than 5 08. different horses hi- e
been entered in the' thirty stakes offered
by the California Jockev Club. The
full entrv list has iust been puhlisheil. m
book form, and is qnitc a study. The
total number of entries Toot up ",0GJ,
which is alniust aruavcragc. of 100 to i
race. The bigget.llst secured Tor any
tacc, totals 03, whiles the smallest is
"ir, for a two miles'and a quarter e.-eut.
Mr. Chilton, the secretary or the 3a" a
toga Association, is preparing the con
ditions, for the Paratqga Stakes; and they
will be ready for distribution shortly.
It has l'cen double dut y for "Chllt" this
year, for he went through the ordeal once
before, l.ut owing to the action of the
llurseiiit n's Protective AFsoclation the
biil vas declared off, o Mr. Chilton had
to go oer the work again. This time
the horsemen's wants are being watched
and the majcilty of the stakes will have
added money attached instead of being
Permission has been granted by the New
York Jockev Club to E. D. McSweeney to
change the name of hi" filly, St. Calatine,
to Sr. Callatine, and also the two-year-old
colt by St. Carlo Revolution, from Fallen
Angel to Carliht. San Francisco Chronicle.
Little Rock has opened three stakes for
its spring meeting, which opens April 8.
They are; Arkansas Stakes, one mile, sell
ing, three-year-olds and upward; Iron
Mountain Stakes, one-half mile, selling
two-year-olds Capitol Hotel Stakes, one
nair mile, selling, two-year-olds. All have
TEAM SELECTED TO MEET YALE.
Iufh.nl vy Players Preparing for the
New YenrVi Eve Game.
After an interesting series of com
petitions by the members of the Light
Infantry basketball team It was decided
lat2lastnightth.it the team to play against
Yale 'Vaisitv, on Friday evening, in the
Infantry armory, will consist of Harry
L?e, II. R.McCabe, S. F. Shreve. Ernastand
Jesse Schafhirt, with Chapman and Burnett,
substitutes. The team was selected by
Mr. S.F. Louse, who is managing the de
tails of the great game.
The games of the District league are
played with nine men, and to meet the
requirements of the rules under which
Vale pleys the team of five had to be
arranged. The players have all had steady
practice and feel confident of nuking a
good showing against the sons of old EH,
who will arrive here on Friday morning.
Mr S. A. Marshall, manager or the Yale
team, will officiate as umpire, and Mr.
House will be the referee. Raised stands
will he elected tomorrow with a seating
capacltj of 700 and of this number abo.it
2D0 will be reserved. The reserved ;eats
Will go oi. sale today at No. 1433 Penn
sylvania avenue. Requests for several
blocks of seats have already been :e
ceived from prominent local Yale grad
uates. There will le standing room lor
about 250 persons. '
FAVOHITES IN THE LEAD.
Won the Majority of Events ut
New Cileans, Dec. 28;. Toduy's races
were void of anything out of the ordinary.
The attendance was large and favorites
won tin mcjoiity of the events. Sum
First i act Six furlongg. Sedan, 6 to
5, won: Elklu second, Trcniona third.
Second race One mile. French Gray,
3 to 5, won; Caddie C, second, Tlbourct
third. Time, 1:48 3-4.
.Third rocc One mile. Pete Kitchen,
7 'to 2, won; Ellsniere second, Rapalatchle
third. Time, 1:48.
Fomth raceOne and one-sixteenth miles.
Cherry Leaf, 8 to 5, Won; Saint Roque
second, Ilia third. Time, 1:581-4.
Filth iacc Six fui longs. Judge Stead
man, ( to 1, won; Albert S. second, High
Test thhd. Time, 1:19.
The game of league basketball by the
Light Jnf3ntij and Century Cycle Club
teams win bs played tonight in thelnfantry
Armoij, as' originally scheduled. This
will be the lapt game in which thelnfantry
team vii, appeal before the great game
with Yale on Filday evening. Game
will begin at 8 o'clock and ladies will
be admitted fiee.
Question Being Djscnfesed by Horse-
Mm BULL GOSSIP
Washington Magnates Silent on
JACK DOYLE IS IN THE WAY
Press Agents Tell the Merits of
the New Men and Speak of the
Judgment of J. Earl Wagner, With
nis Seven Years Experieiue
Exchanges Thut JIave Hoen Mad3
When the baseball seubon endjd last
October the public, which had patronU'd
the game generously, was told that the
National League would inaugurate su3!i
reforms that the rowdy behavior of many of
the players would be summarily dealt with.
Indeed, the magnates, or, rather, some of
them, doclatcd with emphasis that the ovil
must beabollsiicd at any cost, and Uiey prom
ised to take the initiative by introducing
radical reforms'. At the meeting of "he
League at Philadelphia a measure was
brought before the magnates to the effect
thatany player who in the future tshould use
obscene language on the field would be per
petually debarred from fuither participation
in the game under the protection of the na
tlonal a gi cement. Themeasure was drawn
up by John T. Brush , of the Cincinnati club,
and, in the estimation of the more ra Jical
reformers in the League, it was considered
an excellent move. But other delegates
spoke against it, and are still protesting
against its adopt ion. The matter has been
placed in the hands oTa committee, and will
come up for final discission at the spring
meeting or the League at St. Louis.
Tre-ildent Hart, of the. Chicago Club, is
heartily in favor of the proposed law, and
his views arc indorsed by Manager Iliiilnn
of the Baltimore's. For this reason per
haps the iattei magnate traded Jack Boyle
to the Senatorial mitrit. Neither ue or
the Wagneis, the Philaddphla owners jt
the Washington team. Ins teen heard
on this subject, and since they have ac
quired the pugilistic rirst baseman from
the OrlolcK they have remained sublimely
quiet oi the question. "
They have, however, their agents and
hired men at work extolling the alleged
merits f the men that are under Miitract.
and Incidentally endeavoring to establish
the fact that a man In the baseball world
seven years has a keener conception of a
player and the business than any other
magnate in the big League. Midwinter
praise never made ball players, and the
effortH of the pres3 agents will hardly
have at y effect on th2 patrons or the
game in this city. Washington cranks
are game to the end. but they, as a rule,
take no st cK In a lot of words about
what this and that player has done.
The rranks became desjieraaly dlssatis
fled witl) Schmelz when ha was nnnager
because he never fulfilled his promises, anil
he had to go- Now they are pestered with
what Tom Brown and George Winner
brother Earl will do the coming season.
The patrons or the game want to witness
the. gold things that arc now dished ip to
them by tin- hired men of the Philadelphia
owners of the Washington franchise. They
can then judge and form a Letter Idea of
There have been more exchanges of
players, and note contemplated trades in
the National League between seasons this
year titan ever before. The uncertainty
of Stmday ball and the probable retire
ment of Anson have also rurnished never
ending sources of gossip. The general de
sire to strengthen the teams has led
to dear1 which only the playing season
of lS9b will prove wise or unwise. Strange
as it may seem, Von der Ahe, with histail
enders, has been the focus around whic'i
most of the deals centered.
From the showing of the Browns, the
casual critic might think no club would
want any of the material. Such is not the
case. Von der A he had a number of
promising youngsters, and other managers
were quick to realize that they might be
used to good result with proper handling.
Instead of his players being deadwood on
the market, the much-abused, perhaps de
dcservediy, manager has received bonuses
aggregt ting S3. 000 in the trades lie lias
Nearly all the club showed a willingness
to expetiment with some of "Chris's" ma
tetial. In exchange, lie received players
who eit! er were hard to manage, were re
garded as past usefulness, or whoe pres
ence preduced discord In the original team.
Probab'y Philadelphia supplied the most
valuable ol the lot -Taylor and Clements.
St. Louis, however, was not alone in mak
ing fades. Washington and Baltimore,
Pittsburg and Cincinnati figured in impor
tant "swaps." A nummary or the ex
changes to d te follows:
Baltimore gave Boyle, RoltzandAmoleto
Washington for DeMontrevlIle, Jamej a.nl
Pittsburg gave Elmer Smith and Haw-'jv
to Cincinnati for Schriver, Rhines, McCarty
Pittsburg gave Sugden to St- Louis r jr
New- York gave Wilson, Holmes and
Donnelly to St. Louis for llartman and
Brooklyn gave Schoch to St. Louis for
Ha 11 man.
Philadelphia gave Clements, Taylor,
Dowd pnd L. Cross to St- Louis for M
Cross, Douglass and Donahue.
Chicago is notably lacking from the
list of clubs trying to make improvements.
Not but what the Colts might be greatly
strengthered. But when any other ;1 lb
wants to trade with Chicago, the name of
Lange, Dihler or Griffith always figures
in the deal. Negotiations never get any
The question of Sunday ball is being
considered by two clubs which have on
served the first day of the week hereto
fore. They ate New York and Pittsburg.
In each instance business reasons Reem
about to overcome the former policy.
Kerr, who has. disposed of hid stock in the
Fittsburg club, was an uncompromising
foe ot Sunday ball. P- L. Auten, of th.s
city, win is credited with the purchase,
is personally opposed to the Sunday gane,
but will scarcely oppose the wishes f
the other stockholders.
In New York the public sentiment is in
favor of Sunday ball, and the minority
stockholders favor the plan. Freedm-m is
non-committal on the subject, but is x
pecleO to give his consent. But two clubs
will thus be left in the ranks otthe Suudiy
observers. They are Boston and Phil idel
pliiu. The owners of each emphatically
state they willadhere to thcold plandespite
the chance to make money in the vi'est,
especially by the four-trip plan.
The fateot Anson took anew bearing f
Von derAheis sincere in Ids statements re
garding his intention of not disposing of
the St. Louis iranchlse. Many think, how
ever, that the "boss" president is engaging
in a little game of bluff to coax up the
price. Such tactics would hardly go with
Spalding or Anson, and it is pretty certain
the deal, if it was pending, is off. Every
day is likely to biing a derinite solution
of the problem.
We Have Done Some
to round out the year with. Profits are not considered this week.
"We'll i educe- the stock all we can, so as to start tin New- Year
fresh. The bargains are tremendous, both in our Lndic.' and in
our Men's Departments, and it's no elienp-muterfnl goods we sell,
either, but good good, well made. We mention jns,t a few of the
big bargains that yon will du well to study.
MEN'S SUITS In Cheviots, Scotch
Plaids, Casslnieres and Worsteds ele
gantly made and trimmed. Regular
MEN'S OVERCOATS, in Blue, Black
and Brown Kerseys ami Meltons all
wool clay lining-silk velvet collar
regular $12.50 value.
MEN'S PANTS, In Scotch Tlalds and
CnKSlmeres-your choice of patterns.
I'eifectly cut and mads. Regular $3.00
and $4 qualities.
A WORD ABOUT CREDIT. We place our Credit sys
tem entirely at 3-our disposal. "We believe it is the fairest
and most liberal in the world, and, uCash or Credit, the
price remains the same."
New York Clothing Mouse,
LMDOI CRITIC i HORSES
American, Australian and Eng
lish Bangtails Compared.
THE GREAT MERIT IN SLOANB
Admitted Tl.iit There Is No Equal
in England at the Same "Weight
Kxt client Judge of face lias Not
Vet Had u Head-jiitl-IIeud Finish
Witl: English Crncfc.
The English SportingTimes.letterknown
as "the pink On," In a lengthy racing
article on the English season, comments
as follows .n the American Jockey, "Tod"
Sloane. and the tlcgeneratioa of thorough
breds tl.iough toa many short-distance
"iluch as there Is to praise 'n the
American jockey, SUmh, we run a ri-;k
of se.ing the thing overdone, precisely
a& we ait-ovei doing it with the Australian
horses, merely on the strength of that
'one sv allow, Merman, who Is nearly
a stone behind The Rush. That the appear
once of loth, howeicr, will be. of great
advantage to the English turf, .ve have
not the slightest doubt. In the matter
of jockev.ship, however, it will not do to
run away with the idea that the great
.secret U to jump off in front and make
eery post a winning Post. We havestill
the fact berore- us that season arter season
''Mono" Car.non figures at the head of
the list, and he may fairly ask with that
result why he should alter his metlti I of
riding. Unfortunately, However, other
jockeys, not having his skill, have got
It Into their head: that all they have
to do in order to win a rac is to wan.
and come with one run at the finish.
That this Is a good policy when otherh'i-: ?s
are Iveing galloped to a standstill does
not admit of ilorbt. It is iu -waiting when
the pace is bad that provokes our anger,
and too many of our jockeys seem to
have no Idea or pace. For this we .i.ivc
to thank tin-wretched fiveiurlong scram
bles that we still hope to see eliminated
fiom our race programs.
"A very large owner of horses once
said In us that It was the press that
spoiled the jockeys. A jockey he said,
'wins a tacc in the last stride by a short
head, aud you adulate him; wh?reasif a
butchei boy had been up, he would most
likely htvc won by half a dozen lengths
or more.' We do not see much of this
nowadays. If ; jockey rides a fine race
lie is only doing what he is paid for, and
descrveh no special recognition. The
great merit in Sloane is that he lb a judge
of p.ice, and having secured the best
place in the field -the front one, to wit
he either increases his advantage or Is
content to remain, as far as lie can, where
he is, accoiding lo the way that the race
is being won Tn this he follows very
m 11 eh hi the footsteps of Fordham That
we have his equal of the same age, and
riding at the same weight, and having
the same experience, we doubt, and tliih
we were one of the first to admit, We
have jet, however, to sec him in a head
and head finish with M.Cannon aid Watts.
"Though we by no means admit that
the Australian horses that we have t-o far
Set 11 an neatly equal to our own, we
believe that in bringing Carbine to this
country, thus leading the way for Trenton.
Carnage and others., the Duke of Portland
did the English turf good service. When
-vc see Australian and American hur.e.s
year after yeat running on hard ground
and find them almost as good when they
arc ten years old as they were when they
began, Something is set us to think about.
That we l:ave no good old horses is a cry
that we have heard for many years, and,
unfortunately, it is a true one. It. be
comes a question as to whether, with our
English horses, we do not make undue
sacrifices to speed. Possibly if we had
0 little less speed and more soundness the
general tcsult might, be better. Speed, jf
course, we know, is the most nought for
of all tests, and we have it to perfection.
AVhafc we should like to see, however, is
English cpeed on Australian legs. For
that reason we hope that the experiments
that are being carried out at Welheck and
Cotham will be successful, and nothing
would please us better than to see a
riying two-year-old by Carbine or Tren
ton. The opinion or Sloine, the American
Jockey, is that they have no horses in
Vmcrlca that are equal to our best, hut
that the general run or American horses
is better than ours.
"This corroborates exactly what the late
Gen. Peel said in his evidence givvn before
aroyaleommisMon over forty ycarsago. lie
then said that our horses, as they were then,
were better thai, those of former years, but
the proportion of bail ones to good ones was
much greater than it used to be. This we
have often repeated, as it is our own opin
ion exactly. The average of excellence
would, wetliliik.be Improved bydoingaway
with fi u Turning races, except Tor two-year-olds,
and there should not be too many of
them. Not that we would do away with
two-year-old racing by any means, because
CHILDREN'S SUITS -The choice or
our entire line or Scotch Plaids and
Worsteds splendid quality agea 4 to
16- regular, $;i.50, "?4 and $5 qualities.
CHILDREN'S REEFERS -A most
magnificent lot in the newest children'
styles -ail-wool cloth, perfectly made
S5. 0 and S7 quality.
KNEE PANTS All our 75c and Si
Children's Knee Pants, Casslniertfi,
Worsteds, etc, perfect In cut and tailor
DR. IV S&IUa W. UOIti:, has removed nis
off lc- to No- 10 5th ft. te., ami orfer.j
hlf- '-r3it,'niil services to the public.
WE lAI SAVb "VOU MOST.X on any
Painting yo" want done Our prices arc
always lowest for really fine w,rk. Our
men are tvaperts Rooms papered with rich
styll 1- raper S2 up. F. G. N'OLTE. -lit)
nth st .Nt brunch de29-tf
AT STUD CARLO S., (4t6:), 3yrs.
old., s. c. St. Bernard, winner 1st
prize, Washington Dog Show. Address
F. S., 0th and Pa. ave. uw.
VA'iCHLS cleaned, 75c, main springs,
7Gc all worlc warranted one vcar.
COATSWOKH. 433 0th at.nw.
1'OK Ivl-Vr A fme-toturu, liiim-cme up
right piano at 54 per month, i'l N. J.
ave se. de2S-gt.em
ADE.MY iu cuttlmr Uv .YiocriV natns
system fot ladies" and gentlemen's garment.1-.
tOO Vermont ave. nw.
b.urLLi..ii . rem. i! uteapiiutr.ci . .i-rteet
fit am. style guaranteed; Sl.oO dairr;
KOUKS. I'M 2 h t. nw. lt.en"
L.ai i.i.iii i.ur- at iiiotierait (inter.;
tailed for ami t eh-.ercd to anv jtciiIUv.
lf2 lOtl. st. nw. lt.p'm
BANJO AND GLITAR! Learn to play
correctly; no money required in advance;
cut this out. E. L. lIOWEs, teacher,
930 K St. nw. de28-3u
.MATTRESSES remade at home: pointer.
inside work; second-hand. 3 or -i light
chandeliers; cheap. 1001 N st. nw.
CUT THIS OUT -The Alatrimonlal Bureau
lias removed to 012 F st. nw., 3d rioor.
Room 20. Interview at orflce, 51.00;
private residences, $2.00. Those wishing:
to become members by letter can do so by
inclosing Sl.OO ami stamp. de2-3t
1MANO TX S1XG, S1.5U. "
Factory expert; works renovated- and
satisfaction guaranteed; drop postal. JAS-'
It. DUKPl ', o05 i 2thjt. se. ue28-3t -
CH liAi'Ea'l ;a KP1S.N TEH -Veuther strips
furnished ami applied, 1 1-2 cents rxt.
MACK EN, 1811 Otn St. nw. de2S-66
STOREROOM for rent, and fixtures for
sale; go-.jd opportunity for a candy
man or cake baker- 1209 II st. ne.
GREAT BOOTSALE at Seibvs:"men'3
calf 53 and $4 boots.slzcs 51-2,6,6 1-2
and 7; must be sold quick at 1.50 per
pair; men's articles ie., worth S1.25.
I 903 ra. ave. de2i-Ct-cm
PRINTING Best and cheapest business
cards, 35c per 1,000 up- UAl'S. 210 F
fit. ne. de23-10t r
R. II. LEATIIES, professional piano and
organ tuner: pianos and organs thor
oughly cleaned and renovated; drop postal.
33-M AI st. nw., Washington, D. C.
BOUSES CLIPPED by electric powerT
$1.75. 003 G st. nw. delG-liuo-ena
HIGHEST cash prices paid Tor second
hand furniture, carpets., pianos; entiro
houses: stocks of all kinds. Address JONES.
1004 Mass. ave. nw. de7-3mo
PRINTING AND BOOKBINDING.
Printing 300 cards, 7Dc.; 500 envelopes,
7Ec; DOO note heads, 75c; 500 state
ments, 75c: binding magazines, 50c;
miscellaneous books rebound. G. B.
WILLIAMS, 615 7tU st. nw. re6-tX
LOST- Diamond and oral ring; reward it
l?ftat014G st.se. de29-3t
LOS7 - Pocket-book, containing lady's
chain and ring, 3 children's tings, and
52 t ei ts. Reward- 10 05 7th tt. nw.
LOST On F ft- nw.,netweeii9tii and lltlx
st--., or on Alet. car, a par of gold eye
glasses In case. Finder rewarded bv re
turning to HOG East Cap-st. It
LOST Sunday morning, bunon of keys, at
Gth st. and Mass. ave- Finder please re
turn themo1405 Ist. nw. It
LOST On Dee- 25, a btcjele: return to
G38 E st. sc. aud reeeic reward.
LOST Eyeglasses; long-shell handle; Sat
urday, 23t7i, near Center Market; suitable
reward if returned unbroken. 1333 loth
Bt. nw. de27-3t-em
LOST7 Strayed or Stolen Bay horse: 15
hands 3 iu. high: -weight about 1,100;
from St. Elmo, Alexandria county, Va.
Liberal reward if returned to JOHN SIM
MONS STABLE, 12th st. and Ohio ave..
to the Eton boy. A Derby horisonofthe
Oxrerd eight. A horse is all the better, we
are sure, for running at two years of age.
In a rojal commission that was held many
years after tin- one alluded to above, in
which Gen. reel gave evidence, old Lord
Strathnalni was a member, and it was flint
and steel when he examined Admiral Rous.
'Would it not be lietter, asked the
General, "notto race any horse until after he
was five or six years old?' 'You might as
well talk about recruiting Her Majesty"
army with o!d men or sixty," was the
vigorous reply of the Admiral."
PEG WOFFIXGTOX rlTKCIIASED.
Well-Kticwr. Brood Mare Bought by
John E. Chidden.
Lexington, Ky.,Dcc.2S- 'JohnE.Madden
has purchased of Thomas C. McDowell, the
noted biood mare. Peg Woffington, by
Longrellov. . dam Eallet, by Planet, and,
de.scendinr fiom the old Margaret Woods
family. Peg Woffington has produced three
good -winners it. Kitty Clive. Br.tce Girdle,
and Madierine. She is with foal by Han
over. Tou!f,hl Madden declined to give he
price, saying that people would not be
lieve it. As Ifunox-cr got Ben Hollicay and
Halma c ut of Longfellow mares. Madden
figures that he will get a gr 3t race horse
The reported football casualties for the.
season uf lSnG-.7 are as follows: Killed
10; permanently injured, 1C; seriously in
jurcd, 13; minor casualties, 145.