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THE INDIANAPOLIS JOURNAL, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21, 1897.
New York Store Established 185 J. Amenta for liutterlck Patterns. ftfiS'DicyclesiS Cold type can't te'.l of the sim. plicity of the Lenox detachable cranks. Just a turn and a twist, and there is the whole interior mechanism of the .driving gear ready to adjust and clean. It's a mechanical triumph. Other cjood points, too. Won't jou let us tell you "about them? "There's real merit in every . Inch of Lenox Bicycles." BASKMEXT. Peltis Dry Goods Co. t rvvrx SURE TO RISE . In fact, also in value is the bread made from PRINCESS Flour Kvery package guaranteed. DENTIST Dr. A. E. BUCHANAN 11-12 When Building Have you seen the Waverley Bicycle better see it before you buy. If you buy first, you will wonder later why you did not have those new bearings with sliding adjustment the only absolutely true bearings ever attached to a bicycle. $ioo and $60 for 1897 Waver leys. Indiana Bicycle Co.. Pennsylvania and Ohio Sts. Riding School. Cyclorama B'dfc. AMUSEMENTS. PiiKllsha "A Contented AVomnn." Hoyfs "A Contented Woman" has been refurnished, freshly gilded and rendered newly attractive with all the embellish ments of a successful corned j Its bearing are now thoroughly dust proof, and the cmipllngs of Hrop steel forgtngs. -Altogether it !s a complete up-to-date ninety seven model, and Mrs. Hoyt rides the new machine with all the grace of a Parislenne. A large audience greeted its return to In-dlanapoi-s last night, and the sparkling wit was fully as entertaining as on the occasion of its former vljdt nearly two years ago. This play with the anomalous name con tains more true homely philosophy, per haps, than anything Hoyt had ever done. The character of Grace Holm?, taken with so much not unconscious grace by Mrs. Hoyt. is straight comedy, atraighter than usually turned out by the cleverest Ameri can jatlrist.lt is very likely more acceptable to the better class of theater-goers, if pa trons may be classified, than the broader and noisier creations which have made furious hits in the older Hoyt plays. .Mrs. Hoyt's impersonation is unmistakably high grade and retintd superlatively. It may be questioned, perhaps, if Mrs. Hoyt at timet? may not keep her art too thinly veiled for complete dramatic illusion, but her pleasing voice, with its contralto rhythm, never fails to thrill and her delightfully colored out bursts of impulsive humor disarm criticism and stamp her with the trade mark of a true artist. Her entrances are invariably timely, thanks to the versatile gray matter In the head of the playwright, but all the playwrights in the world could not make a success of an actress, if the woman herself had not the pervading: magnetism that wins an audienre. This much-prized quality is Mrs. Hoyts especial endowment. It Is not one woman in a thousand who could wear becomingly such beauti ful gowns and her stage display of jewels is well in harmony with the ex travagant Western character taken by the stately star. She is . ohangeablc in her modes as an April day. keeping the spectators guessing vMth her playful tem perament. The public by this timn is famil iar with the story of "A Contented Wom an." and that it likes the story is evinced by the faithful patronage of the play. Mrs. Hoyt Is surrounded with a support that is talented a id worthy. It H rather the char acters lr. the play than the persona in the roles tht make the entertainment. That fountain of grotesque fun. Aunt Jim is nicely set off against the droll Uncle Todie and the aptly Cutting Hlntz is a, bachelor brother which any woman would be glad to claim. The company Is large and the few choruses are well suns. t Actor tientry Hsenpea Hnn?lnfr. HARRISDURCS. Pa.. April LU The board of pardons has recommended that the sen tence cf James P. Gentry be commuted to life imprisonment. It was officially an nounced' that the recommendation will be approved by Governor Hastings. Gently was to have been hanged at Philadelphia Thursday for the murder of his sweetheart, Margaret Drysdale. alias Madge Yorke, an actress, two years ag, in a Philadelphia hotel. The only reason which had weight with tho board was that of after-discovered testimony, as contained In affidavits by physicians of the German Hospital, where Gentry was taken immediately after the arrest. This- was to the effect th;it in their opinion Gentry was Insane while a patient there, and probably had been so at the time of the murder. Hilly" Hlrcli. the Minstrel, Dead. NinV YOUK. April 20. "Billy" Blfch, the old-tlmo minstrel, died at his home this afternoon of paralysis of the brain and chronio Pright's disease. He has been very ill for over a month. Verona Jurlnu' Mother Dead. XKW YOUK. April X-Mrs. Marie Jar beau, mother of Verona Jarbeau. the ac tress, died to-daj. Miss Jarbeau was called from a Chicago engagement to her mother's bedside last week. Notes of the StaBP. Mr. Frederick Do Bcville will in all likeli hood support Miss Julia Arthur next sea ton In Mrs. Frances Hodgson Burnett's "A Lady of Quality." "Baroness" Blanc has now been booked to appear In vaudeville. She will be seen In a little sketch by Fred Solomon, en titled "Tho Debutante." enacting a young widow, a Japanese maiden and a circus girl. The Holden ecmpany appears in another play this afternoon and to-night at the Grand. It is well known here "Dangers of a Great City" having been played some yean at'o at the Park by Dire Davidson. It will alio be the bill to-morrow, when 7 Kid McCoy begins his three days engage ment at the Grand. The matinee to-day at English's, and the evening performance, will conclude the en gagement of "A Contented Woman" here. The company goes to Louisville for the rt-st of the week and then to Cincinnati for next week. The Empire was packed to the doors again yesterday at both performances of Sam T. Jack's "TtntUrloin Company." Annlo Russell, well known to American theatergoers for tho last ten years. Is tuing her husband, Eugene Wiley Presbry, for divorce. At the time of her retirement from tho stage, in lrtfl, Annie Russell had scored decided successes as a member cf the A. M. Palmer stock company. Her last ap pearances were In "Elaine" and "Captain Hwlft." Miss Russell was married to Mr. Presbry, who Is a theatrical manager, on Nov. 2. 134. They have lived apart for nearly three years. PERSONAL AND SOCIETY. Mrs. Love left yesterday for Asheville, N. C, where she will spend several weeks. Mr. and Mrs. William G. Magulre have returned from a six weeks' visit in Florida. Mr. D. P. Downs, of Terre Haute, who has been visiting in this city, has returned home. Miss Amy Lockwood will go to Detroit Saturday to remain until September with relatives. Mr. and Mrs. George L. Bradbury will go to Europe the last of June to spend a few weeks. Mrs. Ella S. Duncan will go to Cincinnati to-morrow to visit her aunt, Mrs. Alexan der Graydon. Mrs. Lackey, of Richmond, who has been visiting Mrs. 11. B. F. Peirce, returned home yesterday. Miss Jessie Miller will give a small lunch eon Thursday for her guest. Miss Fuller, of Washington, D. C. Mrs. Benjamin Harrison has invited a number of young ladies for luncheon Sat urday to meet Miss Jane Fuller. Miss Laura A. Bingham has gone to Washington. D. C. to Join her sisters. Mrs. It. C. Dean and Miss Emily S. Ringham. Misses Addle and May Sullivan, of Rich mond, Va., will come this week to visit Mrs. Charles O' Conner, on North Capitol avenue. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Johnston left yesterday for Old Point Comfort, where they will spend a fortnight, and then they will go to New York for a week before re turning home. General D. J. Turner, of Norfolk, Va., who Is attending the Supreme Assembly of Uniform Rank, Knights of Pythias. is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. John M. .Lilly, on North Delaware street. i Miss Elsie Rarton, of St. Louis, came yes terday to visit Miss Maud Elliott. Miss El liott will receive informally Friday after noon for her guest and in the evening will give a xrogrtssive cinch party for her. The second lecture on "Architecture" will bo given before the Girls' Classical School by imlly Gilbert Gibson on Friday morning at 8:L'; o'clock. Special subject, "Frencn Cathedrals." Illustrated by stereopticon. The engagement is announced of Miss Ot tllle Hortense Bak. daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Henry Rak, of 3II19 South Park ave nue, Chicago, to Dr. lienno M. Gundeinn ger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Max Gundeltinger, of this city. I Mr. Charles Hoyt. the playwright, and Caroline Mlskel Hoyt, gave u supper at the Denlson last night after the performance of "A Contented Woman" to Mr. and Mrs. John T. Brush. Miss Sarah Miskel, Mrs. Hoyt's sister, and Major Menzks, of Mount Vernon. Miss Nadine Wilson, of Muncie, will as slit Miss Louise Schrader In a piano recital t be given at the Propylaeum on Thursday. The young lady is a graduate and post , graduate of Chicago College of Music and the winner of the diamond medal of that Institution. Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Colline gave a dinner last evening in honor of Miss Powell, of Chicago, and Mr. Lincoln, of Columbus, with Mr. and Mrs. Henry L. Wilson, of Spokane, Wash., and Mr. W. A. Krag gave, a small dinner for Mr. and Mrs. Irving Swan brown, and both parties at tended the performance of the Dramatic Club later. Mrs. F. T. Henderson entertained her card club yesterday afternoon with an Easter party. All of the house decorations were in Easter lilies and the score cards wero in lily form. Ices were served in the shape of lilies and the prizes wen? artistic egg-shaped articles in china. Among the guests wero Miss Anderson, of Richmond, and Miss Heddick, of Madison. Mrs. It. V. Shlndlo and Miss Shindle gave a reception yesterday afternoon from 3 to 6 o'clock, at their heme on North Delaware street. The date was the sixteen anniver sary of Miss Shindle. The guests were wel comed by the hostesses and Mrs. L. K. Hasson. of Avondale. Clncinn iti. 'J he parlor and reception hall were f:arr.it with the perfume of pink roses an'i carnations grace fully arrange-!. Garlands of Southern smi lax draped the doorwajs and arches, and Ealms wero attractively placed. A music ox on the balcony accompanied the volets of the guests. In the dining room yellow predominated. In the center of the taoie, on a full satin mat, was a vase of the new trumpet narcissi, and on lh diagoml cor ners vases of double daffodils. Wall pick ets of delicate jbnqulls and vases of sweet tulips completed a room goldtn In its gar niture of blossoms. Mrs. and Miss Shindle were assisted in their hospitaliti ;s by Miss Voss. Mrs. Walter Goodali, Miss Annie Wiegand. Mrs. J. J. Garver, Mrs. James Joseph. Miss Mary Stewart, Mrs. Cella Haw ley, Mrs. G. R. Thompson and Mrs. Frank L. Furgascn. The assisting ladies and their husbands were entertained later at dinner by the hostesses. THE DRAMATIC "!LTJB. The last of the Dramatic Club perform ances for this season took place last even ing at the Propj'laeum before a large au dience, which Included many cut-oi -town guests. There were two Mays pres-ented, and both met with great favor. The llrst was "The Happy Pair," by Miss Helen L. Armstrong and Mr. Edward E. Gates. The play is full of bright lines and the scheme is a little tiff between a young couple, the reconciliation being brought about by the letter of a friend, which advises some clev er acting on tho part of both. Mr Gates acted well, and his facial expression was admirable, while Miss Armstrong; demon strated histrionic ability of h i;'.! order The stage was set in modern style and the en tire play waa as artistic as anvthing that has been dono in the club. The second Play was in marked contrast with the first. It was the old and ever-ridiculous farce of "Poor Pllllcoddy," which was written at least fifty years ago. The stage setting and costuming were of a half century back, and the mere elxht of the players brought smikt even betore thd comical situations had begun. The play created roars of laughter, and was presented by the follow ing cat: Mr. Pllllcoddy. Mr. Charlts Va- jen; Mrs. Pillicoddy, Miss Annie Gaines Dye: Captain O'Scuttle. Mr. William J. Urown; Mrs. O Scaitl?. Mis lnte Wallick ; Sarah Rlunt, Miss McKenzle. Among the guests from out of town who enjoyed the performances were Mr. and Mrs. Henrv L. Wilson, of Spokane, Wash.; Mr. Cassel ber ry Dunkerson, president of the Dramatic Club of Ijouisviile. who canio especially for the play: Mrs. W. C. Gates, Miss Powell, Miss Rarr and Mr. William 11. Crawford, of Chicago; Miss Rlack. of Springileld, O.; Miss Jane Fuller, of Washington. D. C: Mrs. W. H. Streeter and Mr. Albert John son, of Greenfield; Miss Winnlfred Harper, of California: .Miss Vollmer, of Philadel phia; Miss RiUinger. of St. Paul. Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. George Rurgess. of Cairo. 111. Mrs. John W. Ratzly, of Fond du Lac, Wis.; Miss Johnson, of Marion: Mr. Lin coln, of Columbus, .; Mr. Allen Condit, of Terre Haute: Mr. Remington, of Casano vla, N. Y.; Mr. Walker, of Richmond: Mr. Will Irwin, of Columbus, and Mr. Morton Rolls, of Detroit. Roth 'The Happy Pair and "Poor Pllllcoddy" will bo rtpeatcd this evening for the benefit of the Roys' Club, and Miss Jessie Miller and Miss Carrie Den ny have charge of tho sale of tickets which may also be purchased at the door. PRITCHARD HAYES. Last evening at S o'clock Miss Leona, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. It. Hayes, 27C West New York street, was married to Mr. John M. Pritchard. the Rev. Sims, of Meridian-street M. E. Church, officiating. The music was furnished by Mr. Charles Paul son Smith, violinist, and Miss Frances Mc- Elwee, pianist. The bridal couple advanced beneath a bower of palms to the strains of the "Lohengrin" wedding march. The parlors wero profusely decorated with palms, lilies, carnations and smi.ax. The bride was gowned in white organdie, and wore a bouquet of Easter lille. The groom is private secretary to Mr. H. C. Long. Roth bride and groom are members of Me-rldlan-strect M. E. Church. A large num ber of costly and useful gifts were received from the 100 guests present. Mr. and Mrs. Pritchard left last night for St. Iouis and other points for a brief bridal tour. Tne guests from out of the city In attendance were: Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Cravens, Oscar Craven and Edward Hughes, of Rloomlng ton: Miss Edna Rannels. of St. Louis:" Miss Nettle Swindler, of IMIevllle.: Mr. and Mrs. Hall, of Chicago; Mrs. Cox, Mrs. Cole, Miss MeKever. 'f Terre Haute: Mr. and Mrs. Wil'Iams, of Columbus, O., and Mrs. Racon, of Greencastle. ' 'TWAS A HOT STRUGGLE CAPTAIX AXSOVS COLTS G1VIJX A 1UX FOR THEIR MOXUY. Game Replete with Hard Hitting: and Clean FleltlinK Ilartl Driven Picked Off the Fence. It was a good game-, even if It did come out the wronff way.'' "Your Uncle" Anson sat on the bench and smiled approvingly as his Colts laced out the ball, but he didn't like the way McCarty and McFar lar.d pulled them down. Those two fielders had lots to do yesterday, and brilliant catches of long line drives were numerous. In spite of the cold the crowd enjoyed the sport hugely, and would have "rooted" the game out if Watkins's men had given the proper aid in the ninth. Big Roger Denzer, who was always a terror last t-eason when with St. Paul, shot them across the plate n red-hot fashion for nine innings. He .;as tho same cast-Iron arm, but will have to steady up somewhat- Nine bases on balls would lose him most games, and that's what he gave yesterday. That ac counts, In a measure, for the light hitting of the home team. It Is likely that some of those men who reached tirst on balls would have hit safely. It Is to be, hoped so, at any rate. Besides pitching effectively. If wildly, Donzer cracked the ball three times out of reach of tho Indianapolis men. Rill Lange, with his football hair and his awkward gait, did his usual powerful hit ting. Dahlen played a great short, and there was nothing at all wrong with the Chicagoes iieldlng. The only error was Pf offer's miss of Cockman's hard-hit grounder in the fourth, and that cost nothing. The few Indianapolis errors were not ex pensive, and were far more than, offset by the great fielding that kept Chicago's score down and tho game In doubt up to the very finish. After getting around to third In the first inning on a base on balls, an out and a steal, Hogrlever was left there. Chicago pro ceeded to score one on McCormack's two bagger, McCarthy's fumble and Dahlen's long fly. Indlanapoils tied in the second on Stewart's base on balls, a steal, Cockman's out at first and Eustace's lly to left. When Watkins's men took the lead in the fifth there was much frapped rejoicing. Wood got a base on balls, Monroe flew to left, Hogriever and McFarland walked, and, with the bases full, McCarthy hit a hot one that Denzer couldn't handle, Wood scor ing. It took a pretty doubie play to head Indlanupolis off. Motz hit to Dahlen and doubled McCarthy, spoiling a promising outlook. That was all Indianapolis could do. Chicago was not slow in coming along side. Denzer opened the last half of the fifth with a single to left and KIttredge dumped one In front of the plate and beat It out. McCormack sacrificed and Dahlen flew to McCarthy, scoring Denzer. Dansa drove one away out to deep center, but Mc Farland was there. In the Blxth, with two out, Thornton and Pfeffer got singles, but the latter was caught at second by Mc Farland's bluff to tnrow to third. Pfeffer was coaxed into starting for second, and then Mac threw him out to Stewart. In the seventh Chicago looked good for a run, as Denzer again led with a hit and KItt redge sacrificed. McCormack hit to Cock man, who caught Denzer off second by a quick throw, and while ho was. being run down McCormack started for Becond. Den zer was caught in time for the ball to get back to Stewart before McCormack reached second, and this double play retired the side. In the eighth, however, Lange and Decker cracked out three-baggers, and that's what did the business. The lat ter was left, however, by two short fly outs. Indianapolis looked good to tie In the ninth, when Eustace led with a base on ballrt and Wood sacrificed. Monroe struck out. Hogriever walked, for the fourth time, but McFarland could only lift a foul fly to KIttridge, and it was all off. Donahue had his hand bndlyl split in Uhe third Inning, and KIttredge caught tho remainder of the game. Score: Indianapolis. A.B. R. H. O. A. E. Hogriever, rf 1 0 0 0 0.0 McFarland. cf S 0 0 5 1-0 McCarthy, If 4 0 2 6 0 2 Motz, 1 3 0 0 7 0 0 Stewart. 2 3 1 0 2 10 Cockmnn. 3 '. 4 0 0 1 1 0 Eustace, s 3 0 0 3 3 0 Wood, c 2 1 0 o o 1 Monroe, p 4 0 0 0 . 2 0 Totals 27 2 2 24 "s 3 Chicago. A.B. R. H. O. A. E. McCormack, 3 3 110 3 0 Dahlen, s 4 0 o 0 G 0 Lanre, cf 4 1 2 2 0 0 Decker, 1 4 0 1 13 0 0 Connor, rf 4 0 0 1 0 0 Thornton, If 4 0 1 4 0 0 Pfeffer, 2 3 0 1 1 2 1 Denzer, p 3 1 3 0 2 0 Donohue. c 1 0 0 2 0 0 KIttredge, c 10 14 0 0 Totals .31 3 10 27 13 1 Score by Innings: Indianapolis .i..O 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 02 Chicago 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 '-3 Earned Run Chicago. 1. Two-base Hit McCormack. Three-base Hits Lange, Decker. Sacrifice Hits Wood, Motz, McCormack, KIttredge. , Stolen Bases Hogriever, Stewart, Lan?e. Double Plays Cockman, Eustace and Stewart: Dahlen, Pfeffer and Decker. Left on Base" Indianapolis, U; Chicago. 6. Struck Out McCarthy, Stewart, Monroe. Rases on Ball Off Denzer, 9. Time 1:30. Umpire Mant-Seau. - SEASON OPENS TO-DAY. First Game to lie Flared -vrltb Grand Hnpida. The championship season opens this aft ernoon at 3:30. The usual parade will pre cede the game, the Indianapolis and Grand Rapids teams : Ming In tallyhos headed by the When Ea:. '.. The procession will move at 1:30 from th When store, going first to Washington street, thence west to Illi nois, to Maryland, to Meridian, to the Cir cle, around the Clrcld to Market, to Penn sylvania, to Washington, to the ball park. There the band will give the usual concert while the teams engage In practice. Grand Rapld3 will arrive this morning In charge of Glenalvin and Leadley, tho team's new owners. It will be noticed by the line up of the team that Roat and Buckley will play against their old club. George Cross arrived yesterday in advance and put In the day practicing at the ground. He will pitch to-morrow, Scott going in to-day. The clubs will play as follows: Indianapolis. Position. Grand Rapids Hogriever Right Treadway McCarthy '. Left Campau McFarland Center...., Slagle Motz First Ganzell Stewart Second Glenalvin Gray Third Huttleld Kustace Short Roat Kahoe Catcher Buckley Phillips Pitcher Scott "Ruck" Kbright is here to umpiro the opening series, Manassau having been or dered to Columbus. Kbright managed the Des Moines team last season. llaneball Note. Kellum has been released to the Wash ington, Ind., team. Foreman is still suffering somewhat from his recent illness, but was at the grounds yesterday doing a little light work. The Chicagos will go to Cincinnati this morning and rest for twenty-four hours preliminary to tackling the Reds to-morrow In the opening struggle for the pennant. Kahoe did not catch yesterday for fear of an accident. Manager Watklns took no chances on weakening his team for the big game to-day, when the real fun begins. I see Greece defeated Turkey," said Jimmy Ryan, looking up from his paper in the Rates House orilce yesterday. "What was the score?" asked Tim Donahue, and even Anson, who was sitting near, had to smile, whereat Donahue winked at tig Rill Lange and Ryan gave him a look of dis gust. "Cap" Anson did not accompany his men doJ.n town alter the game yesterday. He rerialned at the park for a little train ing and went at It faithfully, too. Ten times did he circle the park close to the fence, on the run. covering ever three miles. His slowest lap was 2:r.7. The vet eran Is a -"-eat trainer and his condition to-day Is r ve. He had a long talk with Charley Ho? t at English's Opera House Inst night. .irs. Amon was with him at the theater. Anson waa Hoyfs star in "A Runaway Colt" two years ao. ' "" " fe Jj Vvvi fHC Cl"uti jfgjiS iX"!': T if 5 ....... s& ' ' Si &' ' i' 7 Whether you are going to do without a set of volumes which (in the opinion of Yale's president) add more to a home's 'comforts than any 3,000 miscellaneous books you can buy? The Sentinel's offer i is about to be withdrawn, yet there are many not yet supplied, i merely because they have deferred orclering! Something -they j have never intended to deny themselves seems to be procurable at any time: it is, but only At Increased Cost After Our Offer is Withdrawn. But this is not all. The Sentinel has arranged to have all its Britannica subscribers booked for a 3-ear's membership in the Home University League, also for one year's subscription to the monthlj' magazine, SELF CULTURE, and one copy of the GUIDE to Systematic Readings in the ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA. Call (or write) and TnRlB tlO YOU learn the particulars of a plan which furnish all these J-C TH0ULi THEY COST S6.C0. Special Display Room, No. 9 North Pennsylvania St. h va r r a 4 r r AMOS RUSIE HAS SIGNED HE IVILIi WEAR THE XEW YORK I'MFOnM THIS SEASON. Long- Flafht "rltli Fwedman Settled Kld' 3IcCoy and IIU Wran- 7 ffle 1 tli Creed on. Rusle has signed. This Is an absojute fact, and the great pitcher will Join the New York Club at once, He will probably pitch one of the games of the opening series. Rusle was hard at work at the ball grounds yesterday morning, and when Fpoken to about the statement that he was about to sign did not deny It, simply con tenting himself with saying that he had promised to do no talking. Ho added that everybody would know about It in a few day?, and suggested that a visit to his law yers might result In further Information. Hawkins & Smith, who are his attorneys, refused to Fay anything, positive on the subject, but it was VcaiHy to bo gathered from what they did say that Rusle would soon join New York, loiter in the day Mr. Rusle declared that everything had been satisfactorily settled, and he would go to New York to-day. Ills name had been at tached to a New York contract, notwith standing the denial sent over the pres wires by Mr. Freedmaru Rusie's suits agulnst the New York Club kept the entire National Leau uneasy for many months. " It is. well ? :iown that they attacked the validity of tho reserve rule, .which is tho bulwark of the national game. That tho reserve rule will never stand the test of the courts Is well known, and the other leapue clubs have Deen ror n long time unanimous in urging a settlement of Rusie's troubles with Frecdman. The recent mysterious conference of officials here, which gave rise 'to so many stories concerning? the transfer of the Cleveland team, was solely with a view to arrange tho terms of a compromise with Rusle. The outcome of this conference was the ac tion taken at the recent League meeting, which, while It appeared at the time to co.me tp naught, really resulted in Rusie's arriving at terms with New York and sign ing his contract. It is an actual fact, notwithstanding some contrary statements that have ap peared, that RusJe 'is' in the best possible condition. He is down, to playing weight, his eye Is clear .and he looks tit for a championship game to-day. The Indianap olis players, with whom he has practiced continuously for weeks, say they never saw him in better shape, and several Jot them have worked with him now for three seasons. Manager Watkins also verifies this, and say3 that no club could want ia pitcher in finer trim than Ruie Is to-day. It is only natural that ho should refuse to admit positively that ho has signed, as he, no doubt, prefers that the news should come from, tho other end of the line. It can be stated, and on the authority, too, of one who knows the terms of the "compromise" with Rusle. that the big fellow sets every cent ho started out for, as well as all his attorneys' fees. It Is really not a compromise, but a capitulation on the part of Krcedman. insisted upon by the League, and a tacit admission by that( organization that the reserve rule. While' all powerful In baseball and quite necessary to the life of the game, is not fitted to stand the strain of a court trial. Every thing has been arranged for some time past ever since the Indianapolis meeting, which attracted so much attention. Freest man will be permitted to ltt himself down as easily as possible. Rusle gets the spoils of victory, but will allow Freedman to do tho talking and give out any story he plea?e as to how peace was brought about. A late dispatch from Washington, V. C, last nlsht says concerning Rnsie: "President Young, of the National Base ball League, announces officially that Amos Rusle, the noted pitcher of the Giants, has signed a contract with the New York club, liy tho terms of this contract Rusie Is to receive a salary of for this sson's work and to pay the tine of J2;X that stood as a barrier for eighteen months between the Hoosier twirler and the magnates of the Giants." COM1XG OF KID'4 3PCOV. Indianapolis Wonder Hffort to Ilrlnff Creedon to Time Exhibition Here. "Kid" McCoy will arrive from New York either to-night or early in the morning for his engagement at the Grand Opera House, beginning to-morrow afternoon. He had an appointment Monday in New York with Dan Creedon, who was to sign articles for their coming fight. Creedon failed to put In an appearance and McCoy will make an effort through his New York managers to bring Daniel to time within the next few days. McCoy is as confident of wipplng Creedon as if the feat had already been accomplished. He is not alone In his con fidence either for careful Judges In the Kast share his belief that Creedon wUl be- de feated when tho two great middleweights meet in tho rinp. McCoy's exhibition here will be watched with great interest by hi thousands of ad mirers. Since leaving Indianapolis nearly two years ago he has made himself fa mous In the pugilistic world. Hoi brings with him a t-paxrin partner elever enough to give him a chance to show his method of lighting:, his quickness and the force of his blow. Pesldes the sparring exhibition the bag-punching feature is one that will delight all lovers of the manly art. McCoy is acknowledged to bo the cleverest man in this line who ever punched away at the elusive bag and the skill with which he does It Is wonderful. His exhibition will be far and awar the most Interesting' ever seen here. It follows the first act of the Holden Company's performance at the Grand to morrow matinee, night and the re.t of the week, beginning about 2:30 and 8:30. COMMERCIAL CLUB DIRECTORS. Insurance Bureau and Summer Con cert Dlicuned. The directors of the Commercial Club met yesterday afternoon and talked over the resolutions of the committee appointed to take steps toward the organization of an insurance bureau. Although the directors did not fully concur in the resolution, the effect of their action was to authorize the appointment of a special committee to act in the matter. The resolution as prepared was as follows: "We recommend to the board of directors, first, that it act favorably in the matter of promoting an organization in behalf of the interests of insurers against fire: and, sec ond, that it authorize the appointment of a committee whose duty it shall be to effect such organization-as a bureau of the Com mercial Club." Thd directors received a partial report from the committee on arrangements in reference to the inauguration of summer night concerts. It is proposed by the club to arrange for a series of concerts this summer, the entertainments to be held in the most avallaoie parks to be found near the city. It is the purpose to give three concerts a week. Tho committee was. au thorized to solicit funds and push tho scheme as rapidly as possible. SHOT AT THE BARBER. Shoottnsr Affray the Ilestilt of an old Grndgr. Elmer Dickson, a seventeen-year-old col ored boy, was arrested last midnight for trying to shoot Edward Brown, a colored barber, living at 124 Indiana avenue Brown and Dickson had an old grudge against each other which came about over a girl Last night Brown passed Dickson while the latter was with some girls and made a remark which Dickson did not like. Dickson waited until Brown came along Indiana avenue, near the Yellow bridge, and In the quarrel which followed Dickson pulled out a small revolver and fired one shot in the direction In which Brown started to tun when he realized Dickson's intention. Patrolmen ltinker and Kochford were near when the shot was fired. They captured Dickson after firing a shot at him. Brown was arrested later and charged with plain assault and battery. CITY NEWS NOTES. Yesterday afternoon John O'Brien's house, at 13 Garden street, was damaged to the extent of about HO by lire, I starting from a defective flue. A fire in the one-story frame business room at 1411 Annetta. street, yesterday morning, caused a loss of about The house is owned and occupied by J.. C. Al lison. Mr. and Mrs. McGibeny. assisted by Miss Robinson and the I. T. S. Orchestra, will give a recital at the Industrial Training School Friday evening. April 23, under the ausplcefi of the June, '01, class. The city Board of Health has selected a V. Fankbouer, of the Indiana Medical Col lege, and S. 11. Heath, of the Central Col It ge, as assistants at the dispensary. (1. A. Petersdorf, of the Indiana, was selected as drug clerk at tho City Hospital. John O'Shea, the man struck by an Eng. llsh-avenue car at Olive street. ' Sunday nl?ht, is much lmprovtd. He Buffered a, bad fracture of the skull, and . it was thought at tirst he was fatally injured. It Is now believed ho will recover. He is at St. Vincent's Hospital. Miss Andernon'n Accident. Miss Grace Anderson, of 134 South Noble street, fell from her bicycle yesterday' aft ernoon and broke her leg. She was riding on North Illinois street, between Ohio and New York streets. Her wheel slipped on the car track and she was! thrown to the pavement. Bhe was carried into Dr. Bye's orlico and taken home in the city ambul ance. Fire on Brookalde Avenue. The two-r-'tory frame residence of E. "W. Van Sickle, No. 2 Brookslde avenue, was badly damaged by fire at 1 o'clock this morning. When discovered the whole roof of the house was ablaze. The cause of the lire H not known. The loss will be in the neighborhood of Mutrlnionlnl Item. Tammany Times. "I have read every book in my husband's library. I really don't know what to do for something to read," said a newly-married woman to a lady friend. "You don't know what to do? Why. what's the matter with getting another husband?" A Sympathetic Chord. Chicago Record. "What did you do with that kleptomaniac in vour literary club?" We didn't do anything; she made us all weep by confessing that she had been led astray by havinff to pick her husband's pockets for pin money." Ml It Pu. Kansas City Journal. It pays to do right. A few months ago Delaware went Republican, and now hhe is able to advertise the biggest peach crop in her history. People buy Hood's Sarsaparilla year after year because It does them good. It will do you good to take it now. Name Bus. 4-Cl ft TRACK OF CEMENT FIRST REQUIREMENT TO PUT IN DIANAPOLIS IN THE CIRCUIT. Police Preparing to Slake It Warm for Scorcher Bicycle Note and Personals. The prospects for bicycle races In Indian apolis for this season are not flattering, though there is a movement on foot which may result in placing this city in the Na tional Circuit. If this is done it will necessi tate the building of a new cement track on a site within .easy access of the city. It might also result in bringing the national Li. A. W. meet here in im. Indlanapoils has always been looked upon by racing men as a poor town for that sort of sport, and the opinion Is Justified In many respects by the experience these men have had here. The city was in the National Circuit in 1Sj3 and 1894, before the time when improved cycle tracks were absolutely necessary for successful "bike races. In those days a good horse race track, was deemed good enough for the bike, and porao of the best races were run over half-mile and mile tracks. Tho meets In. Indianap olis were held at the fair grounds. That of IK'3 1 was considered a success, but In 1S04 there was trouble with the circuit riders over the payment of entrance fees. Al though the rules provided for an entrance fee. Walter Sanger and some others had been allowed to enter races elsewhere with out paying and would not ride here unless the same privilege was accorded them. This trouble caused the city to drop out of the National Circuit. It came about at a tlmo the revolution was taking plac e in cycle tracks and cycle racing methods. The men whose money might have been counted on to promote the enterprise became disj couraged at the result of the meet of li4, and such a thing as buying a piece of ground and spending J13,0(X) or $20,000 im proving it for a cycle track waa hardly thought of for the season of lb95. Then came the Broad Ripple track and Its com petitor, the Capital City, track, near the fair grounds. The Indianapolis Cycle Track Association, which built the Broad Ripple track, was composed of most of the leading cycle dealers of the city, and the Capital City track project was backed by moneyed men. The former gave some excellent meets. Many of the best amateurs on the track last seasJn were there. The associa tion also secured the services of several trick riders and a number of novelties for exhibition. All the meets were arranged and carried out in a way that phould have brought out large crowds. But on days when there phouid have been ten thousand peopie present mere were scarcely as many nundred. The Capital City track found it necessary to suspend operation in a ery short time after it began. It had all tne crack riders who were at the Louisville na tional meet and gave a series of entertain ments which were of the higftest class. 'nils company went into the hands of a re ceiver and was unable to pay off all its purses and prizes. And yet the claim is mado that Indianap olis could and would support a hrst-class cycle track. A meeting was held a few evenings ago in the oltlee of Hay Ac WUIUh, at which were present Messrs. 11. T. Hear sey, president of the Indianapolis Cycle Track Association Thomas liuy. C. O. Fisher, William Kerschner, Horace Haynes and representatives of the Indiana Bicycle Company, the Itellls company and others who contributed to the building of the track last. year at Broad Hippie. The sub ject discussed was a proposition to reor ganize the association, purchase a tite close to the city and ouild an up-to-date cycle track. The persons present were lor tne most part unwilling to make another venture without some outside assistance. Looked upon as a business venture the proposition did not look bright as viewed in the light of past experience. The asso ciation lost J2.U0U on the Board Ripple venture. It was argued that this loss was due entirely to the lact that the track was too far from the city. A lurther argument was made by those in favor of the new project that with the city in the National Circuit the interest in cycle racing would double. Several sites were spoken of which might be secured for tho new track. One sug gested was on East Washington street east of Rural street. Another is the "show grounds' on West Washington street. 1'ompeii Park was also suggested, as well as the ground between Illinois and Meridian streets north of Fall creek. The tltc looked upon with most favor, however, was the ground on Central avenue above old Twenty-second street opiosite the Gentlemen's Driving Club's track. It was estimated that the ground necessary would cost from $o,W) to JiU.liOO, and It would cost more than the larger sum to build a quarter or third of a mile cement track and the necessary buildings. With the supiKjrt which the most sanguine of those present at the meeting thought the city would give good races such a track with such a location would prove a paying investment. If the move ment should so through to a successful termination dates will at once be asked for from the National Circuit and Indianapolis will yet have good bicycle racing during this season. It will also prompt representa tives of the city at the national meet at Philadelphia to ask that the meet be held here In im Nothing definite was accomplished at the recent meeting, and at the present it looks as though the project would not succeed. But there are a few persons who are will ing to bear a portion of the burden of set ting the thing going, and they are eager to associate with others to carry it out. Jt may be that the track will be built. If It til fir IC h 1 1 I YW I I V T it : ;. 7S i now! yip I The Sentinel llnca t lonnl Dep'meiit, No. it .. IV ii it. St.. IndianiiMillM. Intl.t Please Rive mo full information rrparlinR offer of the now IJXCYCLOPAKDIA 11K1 TAXNICA at reduced rates and on t-asy : plan of payment. 1 should like to secure the work In time to receive the valuable ex tras you put In free of charge. ..... 4 t Address .1 Town and State J r is nqt there will probably be little cycle racinfe here this season. AFTER SCORCHERS. PoIIee Propose to Arret Them on Sight Hereafter. The police are intending to nip scorch ing In the bud at the beginning of the sea son. Patrolman Holz has been assigned es pecially to the duty of looking after viola tors of the bicycle ordinances. Yesterday ha began work and arrested Edwin J. Tomlln son, of 1C3 Williams street. He was riding faster than the safety of pedestrians and himself seemed to Justify and faster than the law permits. The police are all In structed to make arrests in all Instances where the city ordinances regulating the use of the bicycle are violated. From one to a dozen riders are arrested each night for riding without lights and the majority of the violators are fined in Police Court. The excuse has been given by many riders that they made excursions into the country during the day and got back later than they expected. It is a poor excuse in ciurt and sometimes costs the relator 111. It la safer to take your lamp with you where ever you go. Then you are always prepared. The lamp should be looked upon r.s a jart- oi tne wneei and as necessary ror any run, day or night, as any part of 'ffcfr -wheel. The lamp should be a fixture. Wheelmen mid Pjtrks.. To the Editor of the Indianapolis Journal: The new movement of the wheelmen of this city, which was inaugurated at their meeting last evening at the Denison Hotel, seems to be in tho right direction. One ob ject alone would justify their organization. The city is about to work out a system of parks which will add greatly to the beauty and attractiveness of our home. Driveways will be constructed and every ef fort made to give to the carriage ways s perfect surface and pleasant surroundings. Nothing has been said as to what provi sions will be made for the riders of the wheel since the commission has commenced its labors, and unless they keep the matter in constant agitation nothing will be done. These parks are to be laid out for all time. Wheelmen are becoming more numer ous every day and soon th question of what accommodations shall be given the riders and drivers of horses will be more of an incidental character than Is to-day that which this contemplated organization represents. It is an easy matter during the construc tive period to provide for present and. future demands, but it costs money t make changes when the work is completed. This organization should get to work at- once and appoint a committee to work with, the Wheelway league In securing the prop er paths for the wheelmen's us. It is to be hoped that the buslns men of this city who ride wheels will take active part in this new movement. OLD lUDLUt. Indlanapoils, April 2). j Illcycle 'ote. Every wheel rider ought to have an In terest in the cycle path. The Outing people will ship this weelc twelve new racers for their team riders who are & Louisville training. Harry Owen, a clever local trick rider, has mounted an American Beauty this sea son. He purchased it from the il. T. Conde Implement Company. The prize wheels offered by the local deal ers :o subscribers fur Wheelway League stock will be placed on exhibition at the Bowen-Merrlli Company's store Friday. There is a friendly rivalry among the bi cycle dealers in the sale of the WheelwajT League buttons. A number of prizes are to be given persons selling buttons, the lead ing one of which Is a gold watch. Charles Buell. of Union City, Mich., ii now located at 11. T. Conde v Co.' retail Mcycltj tit ore at salesman. He was for merly well known in rac1ng circles, but re cently has given the sport little attention. The bicycle sundry business has become quite Important this year. The good wheel made in 1.n!7 has only to be titled with wooden handle bars and a few up-to-date contrivances to look well enough for the not overfastidlous. The Outing Club souvenir run will be made this year about May If the annual road race occurs on this date the run will not begin until nfter the rate is over. The run will be to Noblesville. For souventre a medal of aluminium' bronze gold plated will bo given. The wheelmen of Indlanapoils could have things their own way If they would get together and work together. Hvery rider ought to attend the meeting next Wednes day at the Denison House, when an asso ciation for the protection of wheelmen will be perfected. Mayor Tuggart has sent word to the offi cers of the Wheelway Ijeugue that the city is anxious to conform to the ideas of wheel men in the construction cf the Fall creek park. He wants a conference with the Whetlway League managers concerning the Mllkrsvllle extension, of the cycle path. A relay race between the offices of the Postal Telegraph Company In this city and Cincinnati will run by the telegraph operators of the two offices May 1'. The operators from this city will carry th message to the state line near Richmond and there It will be turned over to tho Cin cinnati men. Those who will rido from this office are F. W. Samuels. H. i. Samuels. John Scanlon. Thomas Gould. John Looney and H. B. Walker. The start will be made at o'clock in the morning. Tho schedule calls for fifteen miles an hour. Looks Like If. Louisville Courier-Journal. "Have the bottle makers repealed the latf of gravitation?" asked Mr. Tenspot. "Why do you ask such a ridiculous qu9 tlon?" replied hlr. wife. "1 saw a piece in the paper entitled "Bot tles Go Pp. e She Hooked Hint. Philadelphia Times. -What became of that Samuels girt thtt Pottersby was flirting with last summer P "You mean the girl that Pottcrsb thought he was liirting with- Bhe mar ried him."