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THESUNDAY HERALD. SUNDAY. JANUARY 4, 1891.
NEWS OF THE LODGES.
SCOTTISH BITE OFFIOKKS KNTKKTAIN
TIII3IK FRIKNDS NKW XISAU'S.
A Thousand Callers nt tho Q-Slrcot Henri -quarters
Now Olllcorft of lloohablto
Iiorifjos Kotcft for Other Kcorot Society
Tho following Masohlc bodies mcqt upon tho
evenings of ttio ensuing week :
Subordinate Lodges. Masonic Tcmplo
Bonjamin R. French No. 15, Monday, 5th; Pcn
talpha No. 23, Monday, Cfh; National No. 12,
Tuesday, Gth; Washington Centennial No. 14,
Wednesday, 7th; Now Jerusalem No. 9, Thurs
day, 8th; St. John's No. 11, Friday, 9th; Hopo
No. 20, Friday, 9th.
A. A. S. H. Sanctuary, 1007 G street Cathe
dral: Osiris No. 20, Wednesday, 7th; Harmony
No. 17, Thursday, 8th. Blue-Room: Columbia
No. 3, Wednesday, 7th.
Masonic Hall, Georgetown Potomac No. 5,
Monday, fith; Georgo C. Whiting N6. 22, Thurs
Masonic Hall, Uniontown Anacostia No.
21, Monday, 5th.
Royal Arch Chapters. Masonic Temple
Lafnyetto No. 5, Tuesday, 0th: Columbia No. 1,
Wednesday, 7th; Washington No. 2, Thursday,
8th: Eureka No. 4, Friday, 9th.
Commandarics Kniqhts Templar. Masonic
Hall, Georgetown Potomac No. 0, Wednes
Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite. Sanctu
ary, 1007 G street Mithras Lodge of Perfection,
Osiris Lodge will confer the 3d noxt mooting.
Lebanon Lodge No. 7 will confer tho 1st de
gree Friday evening.
Eureka Chapter No. 4 will confer tho Mark
decree Friday evening.
La Fayotto Chapter No. 5 will work the
Royal Arch January 0.
Hopo Lodge No. 20 will transact routine
business Friday eveninc.
narmony Lodge No. 17 will confer tho 1st
and 2d Thursday evening.
Potomac Lodge No. 5 will transact routine
business Monday evening.
Brother F. McC. Criswell Is Ailing his new
office with exceptional grace and dignity.
Washington Centennial Lodge No. 14 will
devote Wednesday evening to tho second and
The members of the Scottish Kite, as will bo
seen in another article of this column, know
how to enjoy New Year's Day.
Tho Past Master's jewel presented to Bro.
James II. Wardle, of Lafayette Lodge No. 19,
is one of the handsomest in tho jurisdiction.
Gen. Albert Pike's condition continues about
the same. Brethren of tho Rite aro in constant
attendance, a detail being made nightly to sit up
Tho affairs of Lafayette Chapter No. 5 aro ir
a hiehlyflourishintr condition. Tbo M.E.H.P.,
L. C. Wood, and "tho Secretary, W. A. Craler.
are kept very busy, but tbey like it.
Tho meeting of Mithras Lodge of Perfection
on Tuesday evening will bo unusually attract
ive. Brother Roome, the Venerable Master, is
constantly aiming to make the meetings of this
Noble Mix, of Almas Temple, daily visits tho
Cathedral. It is suspected that ho i3 in charge
of some of the 'property of the shrino which
needs daily care. Goats, in connection with tho
above, will be deemed antique fun.
The disastrous fire which destroyed tho Ma
sonic Temple in Baltimore is tho subject of deep
regret to Masons throughout tho country, and
Grand Master Shryrock, of Maryland, has been
tho recipient of many sympathetic messages.
Washington Council Royal and Select Masters
at tho aunual meeting, held at tho sanctuary of
of the Scottish Rite, on G street, on tho 31st of
December, elected tho followlne office! b for tho
ensuing year: Alexander H. Holt. T. III. Mas
ter; William Oscar Roome, R. 111. Deputy Mas
ter; David Miller Cridler, 111. Frin. Cond. of
tho Work; James Lansburgh, Treas.; George E.
Corson, Recorder. Tho officers will bo in
stalled at tho noxt stated assembly,on Saturday,
the 31st of January.
The Masonic Board of Relief elected at the
last meeting tho officers for the ensuing year, as
follows: Thomas F. GIbbs, President; J. N.
Blrckhead, Vice President; Lurtln R. Ginn,
Secretary, W. n. Douglas, Treasurer. Tho
meeting of tho general board for tho United
States and Canada will bo held in this city next
fall, and resident Masons should see to it that a
proper programme for their entertainment is
arranged. Tho work done by the board is of
great value to tho lodges, and this will bo an
excellent opportunity of showing tho proper,
appreciation of their efforts.
Saturday evenintr, tho 27th instant, tho Grand
Lodge Installation ceremonies were hold, tho
communication being called, as usual, at 0
o'clock. After important business had been
transacted tho following officers wore Installed:
Thomas F. GIbbs, Grand Master; F. G. Alexan
der, Deputy Grand Master; L. C. Williamson,
Senior Grand Warden; II. S. Merrill, Junior
Grand Warden; W. R. Singleton, Grand Secre
tary; C. C. Duncanson, Grand Treasurer; Joseph
namacher, Grand Lecturer; C. B, Smith, Grand
Chaplain; DavKl G. Dixon, Grand Marshal;
Georgo W, Balrd, Senior Grand Deacon; John
F. Blackmar, Junior Grand Deacon; J. S. Tom
llnson, Grand Sword Bearer; W. C. BIckford,
Grand Pursuivant; S. C. Palmer, Senior Grand
Steward; Harry Standlford, Junior Grand Stew
ard, and Thomas J. Edwards, Grand Tiler.
One of tho most graceful compliments which
has ovor been paid any brother of tho juilsdlc
tlon was tho reception tendered by tho members
of Columbia Lodge No. 3 on Monday evening
la6t to tho newly-lu6talled Grand Master,
Thomas F. GIbbs, who Is a Past Master of that
lodge. Tho Installation ceremonies occurred
upon Saturday evening, and his own lodge, do
siring to bo tho first to receive him officially as
Grand Master.arrauged a Bpeclal communication
for tho Monday following. Tho mauner in
which tho project was carried out reflects great
credit upon tho brethren who originated tho
idea. Tho lodge was only open for a short
period, allowing time for tho members to con
gratulate Bro. GIbbs, when an adjournment was
made to tho banquet hall, whero Bro. James H.
Trimble had prepared an elaborate supper.
After tho good things had been discussed Past
Master John R. Thompson, who acted as toast
master, introduced Grand Master Glbbs, who
expressed himself as highly honored and deeply
touched by tho kindness andfraternal feeling of
tho brethren of h's own lodge. The toast-master,
who Is known as one of tho most eloquent,
dignified, and wittiest talkers of tho jurisdic
tion, then introduced tho following brethren,
each of whom responded to appropriate toasts:
Past Grand Master James A. Sample, Deputy
Grand Master F. G. Alexander, Senior Grnd
Warden L. C. Williamson, Worshipful Master
Georgo 8. King, Pa6t Masters II. 0. Darragh,
Granville Mason, M. W. Moore, A. W. Mussey,
W. B. MocgUI, W. W. Wetzel, and numerous
other brethren. Tho evening closed with an
appropriate Masonic parting umtd tho universal
expression of all present that It was one of tho
most pleasant hi their recollections, Among
the brethren present were noticed tho following:
Senior Warden Fellows, Junior Warden Tul
Jock, Senior Deacon Perry and Junior Deacon
Russell, Brothers Bowdlor, Sillers, Clements,
Newell, White, Mycis, Stoddart, Dcneane, Pat
rick, J. T. Smith, Luckett, Oliver, Swan, Dejes
ter, Limerick, Rodgers, and Scott Young.
Tho officers of tho sovcral Scottish Rlto bod
ies William Oscar Roomo, 33d degree, Vener
ablo Master of Mithras Lodgo of Perfection
and WIso Ma6tcr of Evangelist Chapter Rose
Croix: Joseph C. Taylor, 83d degree, Com
mander Robert do Bruco Council of Kadopb,
and Alox. II. Holt, Grand Cross of Honor, 83d
degree, V. M. K. of Albert PIko Consistory
tendered to tho brethron of tho Rlto and their
friends, mombers of tho Masonic fraternity, a
reception on New Tear'B Day. Tho officers
enumerated above heartily wolcomed their
guests In tho front offices and then transferred
them to tho care of Bro. James II. Trimble,
32d degree, who added now famo to his reputa
tion as a caterer In preparing a magnificent
luncheon for tho largo number of callers, a
thousand of whom paid their respects during
tho day. Among them were noticed Grand
Master Thomas F. GIbbs, Grand Secretary
William R. Singleton, Edward F. Droop, Hon.
J. M. Clapp, Hon. John Nichols, W. II. Doug
lass, W. J. Hay, W. J. Acker, Aaron Boll, W.
II. Baistow, A. B. Bennett, Nelll Dumont, A.
M. Lambeth, A. I. Rodgers, R. E. Fugitt, S. S.
Shedd, C. C. Holmlck, Jesse F. Grant,
Westou Flint, John M. McKinnoy, J. II. Austin,
F. McC. Crcswell, J. Harry Cunningham, J. C.
Allen, A. W. Pontland, Aaron Baldwin, J. D.
Horrlngton, 32d degree, of Kansas; Joseph II.
Cunningham, W. Hamilton Bmlth, Isaac Gray,
J. L. Amos, G. Y. Atleo, E. A. Bachrach,
Aaron Baldwin, Robert Ball, G. W. Ballock,
G. II. Barker, Thomas E. Hatch, A. R. Apple
man, William Barnum, I. N. Cole, M. J. Hull,
C. G. Concer, A. B. Bennett, W. P. Challier,
William Briggs, M. M. Evans, C. E. Bronson,
Louis Goldschmldt, C. M. Cocn, William McK.
Goodlove, G. E. Carson, L. R. Ginn, William
Frederick, D. M. Cridler, C. W. Hancock, F.
R. Fava, J. A. Cross, Thomas Dowllng, T. L.
Fowler, Orvlllo Drown, Albert Herman, J. K.
Kerr, J. P,. Hermann, Moyer Hermann, A. Mc
Chericher, Samuel Hermann, N. J. Lown, W.
W. Leonard, D. P. Hlckling, J. M. Leltch, J.
M. Hodges, Frank Hoff, A. M. Lambert,
James Lnnsburgh, E. S. Holmes, O. It.
Merrill, F. B. Miller, J. R. Howard, E.
F. Lawson, Emil Huck, E. M. Mix,
John Nichols, G. E. Noycs, P. B. Otterback,
Martin O'Connor, S. A. Sawtelle, S. S. Shedd,
W. G. Parks, J. B. Pierce, J. C. Taylor, M. S.
Tappan, A. D. Foots, G. W. Pratt, A. B. Proc
tor, F. P. Russell, J. A. Runvau, H. W. Smith,
C. A. Riddle, J. C. Rhtneharclt, C. B. Smith, J.
K. Robinson, A. S. Rodgers, F. H. Thomas, A.
W. Roome, Edw. Roome. W. P. Wotherall, G.
J. Thomson, W. S. Roose, II. J. Rothrock,
Frederick Tilp, J. S. Tomllnson, S. E. Tomlin
son, Levi H. York, J. H. Trimble, Matthew
Trimble, E. M. Willis, D. S. Walton, Allen
Wall, W. W. Vaughn, Jr., George H. Walker,
G. W. Wright, 32d degree, of Niagara Falls, and
H. C. Darragh.
Independent Order of Recliabltes.
(F. E. DeYoe, II. C. R.)
High Secretary Mahoney reports tho organi
zation of eight tents during December.
Georgo C. Thompson Tent No. 3 is making
preparations to give the Grand Tent officers and
visitors a royal welcome at their next meeting.
Cammack Tent No. 42, Junior, had receipts
to tho amount of $00 at their recent entertain
ment, and gained forty in membership last
Anacostia Tent No. 138, Union Tent No. 87,
Union Tent No. 57, Junior, Heber Tent No. 19,
Georgo C. Thompson Tent No. 4, and Capitol
Tent No. 19, Junior, had initiations during the
Cammack Tent No. 50 has elected officers as
follows: G. n. Daniels, Sh.; J. A. Patty, C. II.;
D. Melling, D. R.; W. Hebard, R. S.; C. A.
Darling, F. S.; William Mobley, T.: Robert
Martin, L.; Henry Christie, I. G.; W. II. San
ford, O. G.; Job Harris, P. C. R.
Columbia Tent No. 1 has elected these officers:
J. W. Soper, Sh.; T. M. Downing, C. R.;
Thomas C. Pollock, D. R.: John J. Jett, R. S.;
Edward R. Mahoney, F. S.; J. C. Towner, T.;
M. F. King, L.; Georgo Crawford, I. G.; J. C.
Talbert, O. G.; Philip Steele, P. O. R.
Cammack Tent No. 42, Junior, has elected
Willie Mahoney C. R.; Henry Slsson, D. R.;
Walker Babson, P. C. .; E. Woods, R. S.;
Otto DeMoll, F. S.; Willium Mobley, T.; Arthur
Proctor, L.; Claude Dawson, I. G.; E. Johns
chor, O. G.; John R. Mahoney, S.; JobHarrls,C.
Georgo C. Thompson Tent No. 3 elected the
following: E. Atchison, Sh.; J. J. Coulter, P.
C. R.; W. W. Cordell, C. R.; J. E. Atchison, D.
R.; T. L. Salkeld, R. S.; W. H. LaStrange, F.
S.; B. F. Jones, T.; A. WIse.L.; J. H. Meflford,
C: Representatives to Grand Tent, T. L.
Salkeld, J. J. Coulter, W. W. Cordell, and
William H. Cocker.
Capitol Tent No. 19, Junior, has elected these
officers: James Crawford, C. R.; L. Gertman,
D. R.; Georgo Wright, R. S.: William Pyles, F.
S.; R. Griffith, L.; Clifford Smith, I. G.; M.
Perkins, O. G.; George Smith, Jr., P. C. R.; B.
Milstead, C; Georgo W. Shoemaker, Sh.; J. T.
Harrison, T., and representative to tho Grand
Tent, B. Milstead.
Union Tent No. 57, Junior, elected tho follow
ing on Wednesday night: J. Bunch, C. R.; O.
Phillips, D. R.; W. Matchott, R. S.; B. Smith
son, F.S.; William R. Hunt, T.; C. II. Brown,
L.; C. W. Steers, Jr., I. G.; J. B. Ballenger, O.
G.; Charles W. Steers, Sh.; Edmund Burke,
Coun.; J. R. Hunt, P. C. R., and Representa
tive to Grand Tent. Charles W. Steers.
UnVm Tent No. 87 has elected tho followlne:
P. W. Uurch, Sh.; J. B. French, C. R.; W. F.
Rocuo, P. C. R.; W. S. Brown, D. It.; W. R.
Huut, It. 8.; A. II. Hunt, F. S.; N. Bunch, T.;
Thomas Barnaclo, L.; A. II. Prlco, I. G.; Ed
mund Burke, O. G.; J. II. Loveless, C; Repre
sentatives to Grand Tent, Edmund Burke, J.
II. Loveless, W. F. Roche, and W. S. Brown.
Salem Tent No. 154 and Anacostia Tent No.
180 havo consolidated and elected tho following
pfficers: CharleR Bladen, Sh.; Leon Milstead,
C. It.; J. T. Lovelace, D. It.; Thomas W. Scott,
It. 8.; Georgo W. Shoemaker, F. S.; J. B. Redd,
T,; It. Padgett, L.; George Johnson, I. G.; n.
Beach, O, G.; B. Milstead, C; Representatives to
Grand Tent, J. T. Harrison, J. E. Minnlx, S.
R. Mundell, and James II. Goddard.
Independent Order of Iteohabltes.
(A. M. Dowey, H. O. It.)
Past High Chief Ruler J. J. Murray will ad
dress tho Eagle Juniors to-morrow night.
High Chief Ruler A. M. Dowoy has a call for
several temperance lectures In Pennsylvania.
The Friendship Juniors will bo favored with
a lecture by Bro. M. E. Byrno next Saturday
Eaglo Tent No. 3 at its last meeting was
visited by High Chief Ruler Dewey and Ixrand
Chief Ruler Woodford.
Grand Chief Ruler E. S. Woodford was
greeted by many friends on tho colobratlon of
his silver wedding Monday,
Bro. James Coylo, of Friendship Tent No.
73, who has been residing at Rockaway Beach,
N. lr., has returned to the city.
High Socrotary-Treasuror L. M. Patterson ro
poits that orders for tho revised and copy
righted ritual aro rapidly coming lu.
Virginia Tent No. 5, Alexandria, Va., Is rap
idly Increasing in membership. Bro. Edgar
Thompson is the energetic Deputy High Chief
Friendship Tent No, 73 next Saturday even
ing after Initiating five candidates will bo ad
dressed by Grand Representative J. L. Wright
and Deputy Grand Chief Ruler E. C. Lucas,
SOME SPORTING GOSSIP.
WHAT IS TALKKJ Ob" BUIIING THE
The Prospects for IJnso Bull In Washing
ton A Proposed Now Kulo in tho
Golumblii Club General Sporting
Now, then, boys, let's all pull together for a
big joint regatta next September.
Tho C. A. C. billiard tournament, tho mlddlo
of this month, promises to bo an exciting affair.
Eddy Walsh says bo Is very anxious to seo
In-door baRo ball started hero, as It would suit
him to n letter.
Tho Potomacs will hold an Important meet
ing this week, when lcelslatlou is to bo mapped
out for tho year.
Mr. 11. B. Bennett, recently elected president
of tho National Base-ball Club, is an active
member of tho Potomac Athletics.
It Is said that Messrs. Gawlcr and FInckel
havo gone Into regular training for their bout
on Friday evening next. It will bo a corker.
Ralph Leo has won favor among his club
mates for his successful foot-ball campaign,
and he should bo remembered at the annual
Jack Robinson, of tho Potomacs, quietly
slipped off to Baltluioro last week and made
his second venture Into matrimony. Well, wo
hopo ho will havo lots of happiness.
Tho ball of tho Manhattan Athletic Club on
Wednesday last In New York was attended by
over flvo thousand people, McAllister's Four
Hundred being largely represented.
What's tho matter with tho Amateur Union
clubs of tho city getting up an In-door sparring
and athletic cveut ? Every city Is having such
an affair, and our lively athletes should follow
If any one runs up against a stray bicycle ho
will please corral it and send word to Professor
Ciossley, at tho C. A. C. Some evil-disposed
person stole tho ouo belonging to tho Professor
on Friday evening, while at tho Post Building.
The regular fortnightly in-door athletic meet
ing of the Columbia Athletic Club did not
come off last night. It was thought best to
postpone it, owing to the distractions of tho
holiday times. It will como off next Saturday
Secretary Schmidt, of tho Potomac Athletics,
Is now regarded as tho champion French-pool
player of that organization. A series of games
between him aud Dr. Roulette is talked of,
and if arranged will attract a good deal of at
tention. Charley Mills, of tho C. A. C, though away
off in Texas, still remembers his old associates.
Ho sent a beautiful Christmas gift to the club.
It was an engraving, "One of the Fates," and
it was brought about by cruel Fate keeping
Charley away from his chums here.
Porter, tho foot-ballist from Lehigh, who is
now an enthusiastic Columbia Athletic Club
man, Is very desirous of rowing in tho elghfc
oared crew next summer. He has had con
siderable experience as an oarsman, having
been a member of the Toronto Rowing Club.
The Potomacs will give their third in-door
meeting on Friday evening at their club-house.
The Idea of preceding the athletics vith a musi
cals has met with great favor, as it serves to
bring to the front tho musical talent In the or
ganization. The athletic features will be In
teresting. New Yorkers aro havine lets of pleasure
these winter nights over in-door baso ball, and
tho various amateur teams aro having a series
of games for the championship. There is also a
movement on foot to inaugurate foot-ball , and
the Now York Athletics aro arranging for a
revised system of rules for such a purpose.
Unfortunately for this city, there is no hall or
building hero largo enough for tho sport, unless
the"power-houBe of tho Seventh-street cable lino
could be utilized.
A rather prominent Columbian is very anx
ious to arrange a series of games at pyramid
pool with tho best of tho Potomac Athletics to
dotermino which club has tho better players.
In tho C. A. C. aro some of tho best amateur
pool players in tho District, and If tho Poto
macs havo any experts now is the time to bring
them to tho front. In Bob Wade, Bernlo Sims,
WInfiold Larner and others tho C. A. C. havo a
good array of talent, while, it is said, tho Poto
macs can rely on John Noah, Norrls, Sawyer,
and others to uphold their end.
It Is now said that tho governors of tho Co
lumbia Athletic Club havo given up tho Idea
of increasing tho dues of members, and in liou
thereof will issue bonds to tho value of ten dol
lars to each member, tho funds maturing In two
years. It is necessary that 6omo such action bo
taken to meet outstanding obligations. These
bonds can bo used for dues, and In case of a
new member can bo sold for part payment of
entrance fee. It is a wise and practical solu
tion of tho difficulty, as in two years the mem
bers can turn the bonds la for dues. Tho onpo
sltion to an Increase of dues comes from tbo
youncer element, and this solution Is certainly
satisfactory to them.
Tho Columbia Athletics aro sorlously think,
ingof starting anew rule In regard to tho ex
tension of courtesies at their club-house. At
present there is no limit placed on members
bringing friends into tho houee. Nine-tenths
of tho visitors aro local people, and tho house
is often crowded. It is a fact that certain non
members aro seen as frequently about tho house
as many of tho members. This does not oxactly
suit tho taste of other members whoso money
helps to keep tho organization afloat. To offset
this It is thought a rule will bo adopted prohib
iting tho exteuslon of Invitations to local resi
dents except on specified occasions, and tho
only oue8 that can be brought in on regular In
vitations aro residents of other cities. This will
also bring into tho club a lot of people who
havo been using tho place as a resort. It Is a
Tho students of the University of Pennsyl
vania aro much exercised over the statement
that their foot-ball team is liable to disqualifi
cation by the Amateur Athletic Union for hav
ing played a professional on their eleven in their
match with tho Rutgers College team at the
meeting of the Stateu Island Athletic Club In
tho Madison Square Garden on December 13.
Tho professional is Wagonhurst, of Princeton,
'88, who was debarred from representing tho
yellow and black la6t year on account of haying
previously played on the New York professional
base-ball team, and is now engaged as a physi
cal instructor In tho U. of P. Itisstated that the
matter will bo brought before tho A. A. U. uttho
next meeting of tho board of managers. Accord
ing to tho laws of tho A. A. U.,whlch aro In
dorsed by tho Intercollegiate Athletic Associa
tion and tho L. A. W., tho clause of tho ama
teur definition relating to this cusois as follows:
"or has not competed with or against a profes
sional for any prize or whero admission fee Is
charged." It is 6tated that tho match was
merely an exhibition and tho team is therefore
not culpable, but a6 gate money was charged
they may bo regarded as still guilty Under the
letter of tho law, as aro also tho Rutgers team,
who played agaiust a professional. Athletes In
this vlciulty aro of opinion that the matter will
not bo pressed, as It would Involve too many
complications and tho players are thought to
have acted Innocently.
Among the players Manager Trottle negotiat
ing with are "Cub" Strieker and Mark Baldwin.
"Dude" Latham is wintering at his homo In
Lynn, Mass., and is playing on the local polo
President Thunnan, of tho American Asso
ciation, will bo in town Monday to consult with
the leaders of the club here.
Haddock is at his home in Boston engaged in
a busliiotB that he has established out of his
salary as a ball-player. Haddock is a credit to
A prominent b.ise-ballist offered to make a
big wager last week that before February 1 tho
National Club will be a full-fledged member of
the American Association.
The happy smile that adorns tho face of
Director Scanlan is reassuring to tho friends of
tho National Club that there is good news
in tho wind. As :i wire-puller In bnse-ball
circles Mr. Scanlan cannot bo surpassed.
Whistler, of tho Now Yorks, is not only n
flrst-ba6emaii, but a second-baseman and an out
fielder. Tho first position ho ever held wa6 lu
the outfield. It would not bo a mistake to give
him a place In Now York's outfield next season,
ns ho will certainly be one of the heaviest hitters
In tho League.
The statement published in tho Post of yester
day that Whistler will play first-base for tho
National Club next season is a mistake. Whist
ler will play on the Now Yorks this year, and
this statement was made to tho New York Sun
on Saturday by Mr. John U. Day, president of
tho New York Club. "Ho is too great a player
to be allowed to leave us," said Mr. Day.
There is a good deal of interest among base
ball cranks as to whether Jim O'Rourke will
play on tho Now York team next season. Tho
question cannot bo answered, as it is not known
how much weight tho orator's letters havo had
on John B. Day. Tho latter told a reporter
some time ago that O'Rourko would never play
on any team with which ho had anything to do
Joo Hornung has had a fine of $50 remitted
which Umpire Lynch imposed for no other rea
son than that Hornung objected to a decision
which was, to the spectators, manifestly wrong.
Lynch called Hornung out when he played a
splendid trick by sliding in under tho Hrst-basc-man
and really reaching tho baso safely. Tho
matter was left to President N. E. Young to
decide, and tho other day ho sent a check for
tho amount of the fine.
President Thurman, of the American Asso
ciation, 1b a stronir advocate of tho admission of
Washington into the Association, aud is nego
tiating to effect that end. Rochester and Syra
cuse havo been fixed, and their retirement is
only a matter of arranging details. With
Toledo it is another thing, as tho Ohioaus havo
so far refused every offer to retire. It is under
stood that they desire $15,000 for their fran
chise, and tho Association Is willing to give
$8,000. fa b
Anson's team for next year is complete.
Tommy Burns signed tho other day. In addi
tion to the men who played with the team last
season Anson has secured Graff, late catcher of
the Rivortons, of Riverton, N. J. Graff is an
athletic young man with a remarkable record.
He caught in forty-four games during 1890, had
only four errors, led his team in stolen bases,
and made eighty-eight clean base-hits. Tho
old man has also signed young Dalen, tho phe
nomenal second-baseman of tho Cobleskill
Club, of tho New York League.
NEW TREASURY NOTES.
GomplaintH About Inferior Quality .Ex
plained and Answered.
Assistant Secretary Nettleton said yesterday
that the complaints which have recently ap
peared in the newspapers respecting tho inferior
wearing quality of the small denominations of
tho new Treasury notes were not unexpected
by officials of tho Treasury Department who are
familiar with the subject. Tho demand for
small denominations, ho said, has been 60 great
and 60 piesslng that the new notes were hur
ried into circulation before they were fairly
dry. The natural result Is that tho paper is
brittle, or furry, according to the treatment tho
note may recoive in use, while the ink rubs off
or smirches somewhat easily. These defects,
ho said, will disappear as soon as a sufficient
supply of tho notes is accumulated so that they
may Ho In tho treasurer's vaults a short time
and season. JTe added that Blmllar complaints
havo been mado of every now issue of currency,
and were particularly emphatic In 1880, when
tho new issue of the silver certificates was
Two of Thorn Kunning ConHtautly In tho
Tho "couveuse" in tho Women's Medical
College is an institution much in demand. It
is occupied constantly by some tiny tenant
that is not strong enough to live In tho open
air, and it was not long ugo that a-duplicate
"couveuse" had to bo imported from Paris.
The two aro now In full operation, turning out
strong, wholesome babies.
Tho French word "couveueo" means "a
brooder," and Is applied to thellttlo incubator
in which weak infants are put until they grow
strong enough to live like common babies and
breatho tho air of tho rest of mankind. It is a
very simple apparatus, easily made, easily
manipulated, and serves an excellent purpose.
It is a plain hard-wood box, 28x20x15 Inches
in dimensions. Six Inches from tho bottom
there Is a floor, through which there Is an open
ing made, about threo inches wide, across tho
foot end. On this floor tho nest for tho little
tenant is mado of a thick bat of cotton, cov
ered with tho softest flannel. Tho top of tho
box fits tightly, and is mado of gloss. At tbo
head end of tho box there is an open register,
threo inches in diameter, which admits tho air
Into tho lower chamber of the "couveuse."
This air passes over five bottles of hot water
placed in tho basement apartment, and goes
up through tho opening in tho floor at tho foot,
At this opening three good-sized sponges are
6uspendel on a wire. Tho sponges aro kept
damp, and molstou tho air which comes up from
off tho hot bottles. Over tho head of tho baby
is a little chimney in tho top of tho lid, through
which this air passes out. In this chimney is a
little tin Indicator, which 1b moved constantly
by tho current of air. When it stops tho attend
ing nurse knows that the circulation of tho air
has been shut off.
There was a baby In tbo "couveuse" last
night, and It looked us happy on its bat of cot
ton as a bird would in its nest. Tho tempera
turo is kept anywhere from 80 to 90, accord
ing to the strength of the infant, tho weaker
ones having tho hotter surroundings. When
tho head nurse lifted tho Httlo fellow out of its
warm, moist bed, it kicked about In a very
This pioneer baby incubator was brought
from Paris over a year ago, and it has never
been without an occupant. Tho new ouo is also
in constant use. Not a single infpnt that has
been brought up lu either of them 1 as died, and
there havo been a great mauy housed there.
Tho treatment must be yery wholeeome, for the
head nui-60 suid that tho average increase In the
weight of the infants is about thirty grams
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