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The Most Important Matter BeforE
Base Ball Magnates.
11TII OF TM IICIL M m
Dissatisfaction of the Minor Or
DEAL FOR BREITENSTEIN1
When President Young reaches New
York city, Monday morning, to attend the
Sehedule meeting of the league, he will have
concealed on his person about twenty-ive
printed copies of the playing vehedule foi
0he coming season. This is a new departure
to have the schedule in printed form. prior
to Its adoption by the league, and the in
ference Is that an understanding was had
at the last meeting to tie effect that the
actedule prepared by President Young
should be accepted without contention.
It is not expected that the spring meet
tig of the National League will develop any
business of an extraordinary character.
The adoption of the schedule Is the prin
cipa' feature of the spring meetings, and,
added to this, there will be a few unimport
ant changes In the rules and the disposition
of the Ward case. Guesses have been made
on the plums that. will fall to the differeni
clubs, and If they do not come true a grea1
howl will surely go up from the unfortunate
oes. The Senators have Decoration day at
home year in and year out, because the
Fourth of July is too big a day to be wasted
in the capital city. The largest crowd
Washington could hope for on the nation's
holiday would be between seven and eight
thousand, while if the Senators go to any
ether eastern city these figures would be
Outside of the adoption of the schedule
the Ward case is the most important, and
no matter which way a decision Is given,
there will be a great deal of criticism
President Freedman of the New Yorks has
an idea that Ward wants to go to some
other club to act as manager.and captain
but does not want him in the same capacity
himself. Therefore, an out and out release
would really mein constderable loss to the
New- York president; that is, provided Mr.
Ward is not sincere in his assertions thai
he has quit base ball for good. There are
several clubs in the big league that will
give Johnny the limit to play ball; and ful
ly S5,0" additional to act as captain and
manager. It will be several years before
Ward can make that much out of the law,
and no one can blame him if he wants to
get away from a magnate who has refused
his o'rers to Ilay by using methods thor
oughly understood In league circles. Freed
man simply wants to sell Ward's release to
the club owners that desire it, and make
as much nioney out of it as possible. In
Charles Byrne Freedman has an enemy who
may take this opportunity to square things,
and if he does a verbatim report of the
proceedlngs of the committee will be good
As to rule ehanges there is a dispostier
to legislate against the pitcher, but frorr
indications it loks as if little will be done
either way. The coaching and umpire
questions are first and foremost, and a
modification of the rule calling for the re
tiring of players by the umpire may be
adopted. A return to the old fining rule
woulk be the best way out of the difficulty
The maeting last fall, at which the um
pires 'were asked to give their experience
proved to be a great thing for the custo
dians of the indicators and an eye-openei
for the magnates. Very few umpires wil
order a player from the game, but never
the,.s3 it is a sui'e guess that they wil
have a much easier time this season thaz
last. Baltimore and Cleveland will be
"markers" for the umpires, and the old
time idea of "working the umpire" will be
a lost art. President Young Is posIttve tha
the removal from the game rule will bN
given a trial. Nearly every magnate an
manager who has spoken on the subjec
has been quoted as opposed to the Innova
ton, and In favor of the present system c:
fines. How an amendment could be work
ed through In the face of this expressed op
position isn't exactly clear, but President
Young isn't in the habit of making rash
The new city league iriea Is resting quiet
ly at present, but with the coming of spring
weather will bloom quickly and effectively
All the best cittbs of the L'epartmenta
League fAvo- it, and the reputable outside
athit tic cluls ! in it their only chance o
devr oping irst-cIass base ball talent. Thi
following lett-r was received at The Stat
1i and shows how the wind blows:
hat has become of the proposed city
lenmue-? Would like to hear from partie:
Interested. The writer has personally beer
connectesl with c.ty leagues in the western
citi .. They have been a success, not only
fina ncially, but have been the means of de
Velopirg good players. One of the Senators
coing pitchers credits the dty league o:
hIs knuowlge of the American game. The
public takes kindly to such an organiza
tion and the interest manifested is great.'
The writer of the above no doubt has I1
miind the great success of the Chicago Cit:
League, which furnished fully a dozen play
ers for the western leagues last year, ane
one or two advanced to the major league
the coming season. Washington possesse:
an abundance of base ball talent, but it re
huires the opportunity to be developed.
The Sunday question is far from aettle<
in Cleveland. Enthusiastic fans in tha
city have offered to bet large sums o
mnoney that the Spiders will be playing
N.amday games before the season is a monti
old, but they should go slow. If Presiden
Robison is compelled to go back to Sunda:
games to make profits it is a big chaneo
that the Spiders will be playing in a differ
eut city In 18t7. Another thing to he takei
into consideration is the contemplates
btreet railway deal in Cleveland. If sue
cessfully carried out it may take Rtobisol
but of the street raIlway business, ane
with nothing else to do ma-y devote hi.
time to securing a place for his great bas.
bail club In a city that appreciates the fac
that a successful ball club is a line ad
vertisement for the city after which it i:
The ofical orgrans of the big league shoull
stot treat too lirhtly the dissatiefar-tlon ex
Sressed by the minor leagues over the treat
eat received from the former in the wa3
of drafting players. A prominent ex-bal
~layer and ex-ma-nager, in speaking abou'
the matter recently. said that the big league
Should hear In mind that there are always
people ready to inv.est money in base bal
*f given the slightest encouragement In the
way of securing good territory and players
Vthe Western Leegue has sev-eral cities thai
~ould make a strong western wing of a bil
2eagu:e. such as Dbetrolt. Milwaukee, Kansas
Elty and a seconi club in Chicago. The
eastern wing woul I be made up of Buffalo
'hilarlelphia, Washington and Brooklyn
T1he magnates know very well that there
Sre men in all the eastern cities name<
ady and willing to organize a rival league
~nd at the first good opportunity will do so
'he players will go where the most mone3
jaOffered-that has been demonstrated
childhood uintil I
wtas grown my
family spent a
fortune tryIng te
etufs me of thin
* dieas. I sied Hot Springs and was
+ reated by the best medical men, but was
.I dete'rminedto S,
and in four mont wasII
not a alga of J.JLXW It left, ay
general healthblt 9,
* and I have never had any return of the dla
ease. I have often rcmeddS. S. S,
cr t ure.
GEO. W. IRWI, Irwin, Ps.
Seven when all ethe
-emedies have. Our
tratse on bleed and
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UWUT RPECIIC (00., Atlanta, Ga.
therefore, if the magnates meet the minor
leagues with some degree of fairness It
would be better for themselves and the
game. The farming out system is not all
the minor leagues have to kick about.
One of the owners of the Philadelphia
club was over In Boston during the past
week, and, as a result, It is said Pitcher
Stivetts will be a Quaker the coming sea,
son. Stivetts and Tuckef are the only re
maining members of the crowd that split
their friendships over the religious question
that are now left in.Boston, and therefore
the report of the transfer does not look im
probable. With "Happy Jack" on the
Quakers' pay roll, their chances for the
pennant will surely take a boom. Nash was
with Stivetts in the quarrel, butthere is a
chance that the same difliculty may arise in
Philadelphia if the pair get together again.
Joe Sullivan, the ex-Senator, now with the
Phillies, is anxious for a try at Hamilton's
old place in center field. There were pre
dictions made when Sullivan played in
Washington that an outfield position would
come his way some day, and if it did he
would prove to be a winner. Joe has a great
arm for throwing, is quick on his feet, and
a god batter. His falling off in batting
last year was due entirely to wine and nerv
ousness. He has signed a contract to leave
the former alone the coming season; and
with the doing away with that evil the lat
ter will also disappear. Tuck Turner is also
after the position, but he is a batter and
nothing more, and the chances favor Sulli
From the outlook the chances are good
that Breitenstein, if he plays In the big
league the coming season, will wear a Cin
cinnati uniform. Manager Ewing of that
club says that Mr. Brush has a standing
offer of $10,000 and three players for the
great southpaw, an offer that has not been
equaled by any other club. Von Der Abe
and Brush have become great friends, and
if the St. Louis magnate comes to the con
clusion that Breitenstein will not sign with
him it Is a 10-to-I shot that the Indianapolis
clothier will get the first chance to do bnsi
ness with the plucky little auburn-ha!red
lad. With Breitenstein on the Cincinnati
pay roll, a place in the first division, at
least. Is assured that club.- Every player on
the team has a good word for Manager
Ewing. and the word "harmony" will win
many games for the Cincinnati boys the
coming season. Big Bill Shriver has signed
to catch with them, and, in condition, he is
very good, and Manager Ewing will have
him that way or not at all.
Base Bai& Briefs.
Who uill get the ten alver complimenta
ries to be issued in Washington?
Cincinnati is getting in the St. Louis class
in the way of "knocking" their club.
Would Mr. Wagner trade Cartwright for
Tcmmy Tucker, even up? In a minute.
Denny Lyons has pulled his weight down
fifty pounds and will help out Pittsburg
The Louisvilles are weak at third and
this will act as a great handicap. Wash
ington knows what it is, as they went
through ore seascn with the same handi
It will soon be time for Bill Lange and
Tcm clCarthy to sign their contracts.
Jack Drauby has signed with Providence.
e U.11 replace Rogers, drafted by Wash
Blake, Shearon and Gray will have to
fight for a position on the Cleveland team.
Blake will probably get there.
It is thought that Dick Cooley will get
his demanri for $*,4o0. Chris realizes that
he needs Dick.
It Is said that the salary list of the Bos
tor club, including Selee', will amount to
$35,000. Jack Morse thinks that the club
should clear 30,000.
Mr. Diddlebock srys that he can get Joe
Sullivan and Pitcher Orth of the Phillies for
Dick Cooley. It would be an excellent
trade for the Philadelphia club.
According to a report from Pittsburg
Presldent Yrrg is throwing bouquets at
.the Pirates. It's a 10 to 1 shot that "Uncle
Nick" never rassed an opinion on Mack's
Roger Connor is credited with a desire to
get away from St. Louis. It is to be hoped
that the desire is sufficiently strong to
keep him in Waterbury. Roger was a
great player, but his day is past.-Globe
Breitenstein has forsaken the stage and
is now at home in St. Louis. He and Man
ager Diddlebock passed the compliments
of the season Monday, but business was
strictly tabnocd. It looks as if one is afraid
to make overtures and the other dare not
without first consulting Von der Ab.
Chief Zimmer has not yet signed a Cleve
land contract, and will probably go with
the Spiders to Hot Eprings for spring prac
tice ursigned. It is a matter of salary
with Old Reliable. He says that the pay of
several of the men has been increased and
he feels that he deserves a raise as wel as
any man in the team.
"Scrappy Bill" Joyce, Washington's cap
tain-elect, is in condition to play ball.
Crcoks is the only one of the St. Louis
senatorial coterie wholIs not in shape. Jack
Is fat as a porpoise. He says he has lots
of tune to train, and that a man who is
fit in February will be overtrained in. April.
Creols is not altogether wrong about that.
Says Pat Tebau: "I will pay almost any
sum in reason for a heavy batting out
fielder and infielder. This may seem strange
wihen you consider we have twenty-five
men urder contract, but Mr. Robison has
irstructed me to win the pennant this year
at all hazardls, and I am determined to do
it. He absolutely restricts me in no way
whatever. There is no player on the team,
rot even my brother, who would not be dis
placed if a stronger man could be setured
for the same positicn."
The Sp)rting Life quotes the following:
"It was said that President Kerr is in
favor of returning to the $150 guarantee.
-Pittshurg Chronicle Telegraph." Then it
adds. 'Of course he is, and so doubtless
are Philadelphia, Boston and New York.
And this question, so directly kept in the
background, had more influence on the at
tempt to create a combine of the clubs
named at th3 recent league meeting than
the ridiculous Sunday-playing question, and
furthermore this is the question that will
cause disruption of the twelve-club organi
zation, if such disruption should occur be
fore the natutal termination of the ten
RUMORS OF WRIST.
Renaark. That Rave Been Made
Around the Table.
A go )d story is told of a player in Chi
cago who considered himself a great au
thority on whist. He wrote a book on the
subject, and sent it to a famous Milwaukee
-player for his opinion of it. In about a
week the book was returned to him, with
the following letter:
My Dear Sir: Your favor of the - in
stant, accompanied by your book, was
duly received. I have read it very care
fully. It seems to be a very good game,
hut I don't think it is as good a game as
whist. Sincerely yours,
It is no unusual thing to hear a player 'at
whist remark, after being berated by his
partner for very bad playing: "Well, I
play whist for pleasure." He does not stop
to think that he gives his partner anything
but "pleasure." Such players cause their
partners many. "un mauvais quart
d'heure." It might be great "pleasure"
for s. novice to play a duet on the piano
with Paderewski. One can readily imag
ine how much "pleasure" Paderewskl
would find in the performance. If a man
wants to play whist he should study the
books and farniliarize himself with them
before inflicting his play on a partner who
knows anything of the game, or else de
vote his great mind to dominos.
It is related of one of these gentry that,
after a hand at whist, his partner asked
him: "Why in thunder didn't you trump
that -lueen of clubs?" He naively replied:
"Why, I only had one little trump." Some
times, as in this case, the humor-unknown
to the perpetrator-carries off the bad feel
ing engendered by his horrid mistakes and
igr orance. It is so easy, if one would de
vote a little time and ordinary 'intelligence
to the study of the game, to learn to play
a fairly good game of whist.
Four players started a game of whist
not long since, a Loted wit being one of
them. He was dealing and- made a mis
deal. He dropped his cards and burst into
:,ughter. "That reminds me," said he, "of
my dear old friend, Judge Peckham, father
*of the present judge. He was a great whist
player of the 'old school,' and had scant
patience with a poor player. I was pass
lug the card room one day and met one of
the poorest players in the club coming out.
'Have you been playing-whist? I asked.
'Yes,' said he. 'Who was your partner?
I Judge Peckhanm,' he replied. 'Did he pitch
into you pretty strong" 'No, indeed. He
only made one remark. I was dealing, and
made a misdeal. The judge said: "Why,
you fool, you don't even know how to
deal." This is the only remark he made
during the entire game."'"
The Doctor's Ad-rice.
From Fliegeucde Blatter.
"You are the only doctor who advises me
to stay at home. All the others say I ought
to go to a winter resort."
1"I suppose they have all the patients they
WILL BE A FINE'ONE
The Cycle Show Soon to Be Held in
AINOUNCOIT OF THE COHTTEES
Preparations by the Wheelmen
and Local Dealers.
TOPICS IN THE CLUBS
The announcement that Washington is to
hava a getuine cycle show. has somewhat
taken the wheeling public by surprise, as
the project was arranged and engineered in
reniarkably quick time. Every cyclist is,
however, glad that there will be a show.
But a small percentage of local people were
able to visit the ChIcagq or New York
shows and inspect the large quantity of
wheels placed on exhibition at those plabes.
With a cycle show in this city the wheel
ing public and others can see almost the
essential parts of either of the above
named shows, though the display will not
be on such a large scale.
The local dealers are supporting the pro
ject in handsome style, and there Is every
Indication of excellent success for the ten
days the show will remain open. It Is
doubtful if any similar event was ever
started under more favorable circumstances,
at least so far as popular and trade approv
al is concerned. It Is contemplated to make
It one of the finest cycle hows yet seen,
barring thd national events. The sanction
for the show has not as yet been received,
and during the week Manager Buckley, who
has, by the way, conducted twenty-seven
expositions went over to New York to
hasten the action of the National Board of
Trade of Cycle Manufacturers. He carried
with him the approval of the local dealers,
and with this backing there is not the
slightest doubt of the Sanction being grant
ed, though the object at present is to se
cure this franchise as soon as is possible.
Mr. Buckley returned to the city this
A meating of the Washington Road Club,
the hustling organization under whose aus
pices the show will be given, was held
Wednesday evening, at which the lists of
committee.3 were filled out to take full
charge. The executive committee consists
of Messrs. Perry P. Patrick, chairman;
William Jose, Rudolph Jose, William T.
Robertson, W. J. Espey, H. R. Stocks and
H. Z. Greer. The auditing committee con
sists of Rudolph Jose, chairman; Perry P.
Patrick and William Jose.
The reception committee was appointed
as follows: W. J. Prince, chairman; Geo.
S. Ball, George J. Baier, C. I. Ronsaville,
Phillip T. Carter. C. Louis Petze, F. A. L.
Schade, F. W. Moore, Dr. W. W. Hodges
and Charles E. Wood. The press committee
consists of Charles E. Wood, chairman; W.
J. Tubman and Charles J. Quill.
In addition to these committees, an ad
visory committee will be appo'nted, the
membership to consist 'of bicycle dealers.
This committee, as its name implies, will
be consulted in all matters pertaining to
the shcw, so as to give cvery person, and
ezpecially every exhibitor, a fair show.
The outline of the show is practically the
same as that mentioned in The Star Tues
day. In addition to the exhibits of bicycles
and accessories, there will be several ex
hibitors displaying sporting goods and bi
cycle costumes. Bloomers of high and low
grade, and also of an intermediate grade,
will be shown by one firm to engage the
attention of the bicyclists of the other sex.
Mr. R. C. Jones of the Capital City Cycle
Company was a caller at Manager Buck
ley's office yesterday, and wanted to se
cure a good space. He commended the
plari of mailing out diagranrs of the fleor
to each local firm simultaneously, and al
lowing the first come first serve to rule.
His company, he stated, would show a sex
ti plot among the other things.
An effort will be made by the manage
ment to bring here the celebrated one-leg
ged trick rider, Kilpatrick, and his wife.
They are marvelous in their work. The
well-known trick riders, Messrs. Rhine and
Parks, will also be secured to appear on
the large stage that wiil bi erected at one
end of the hall.
Race meets are starting rather early this
year, much soone'r than was anticlpated In
the article written last week on coming
race events. One meet passed off this
morning, with plenty of interest to a certain
class of cyclists, while another meet is in
view for the middle part of next month,
given under the auspices of the Chevy
Chase Club for the benefit of the Home of
Ir.curables. The race will he a 'society
event, without a doubt, and will be more in
teresting and amusing from the fact that
the races will not be run so much for time
as for fun. The more ludicrous the race is
the greater hit it will be. and outside of the
ordinary events there will be obstacle races,
steeplechase races, 1mnd a number of other
curious events, in which slow time is bound
to he a very important feature.
The executive committee of the race meet
consists of Miss Boardrman, Mr. Henry M.
Earle and Mr. Henry May. The date has
not been selected yet, and will not, in all
probability, until the present cold spell
breaks. It Is agreed upon, however, t'hat
the event will come off some time next
month. No training of the candidates will
be necessary, and hence no time will be
lost in this dIrection.
Under the old classification Washington
could boast of ar. almost unlimIted amount
of amateur races, a small number of class
B men, and a still smaller number of pro
fesslot ais. This sounds queer. Last year
at the two race meets held in this city
only one had class B men entered, and to
fill up the entrants outside men were im
ported. At the last race meet a class B
race was provided, but there was only one
entry. Last year the class B men in this
city numbered but three, and of this num
b~er one no longer belongs to Washington.
He is Fred. Sims. The other two are C. FR
Gause and Paul von Boeckman. All three
of these men, according to personal state
ments, are going back in the amateur
Of the pros there are only two In the
city, and last year there was no opportun
ity for either to show their makeup to the
local public. The two professionals are
Harry Parks and F. W. Hutchings. Parks
did not race at all, while Hutchins made
several trips over to Baltimore and Phila
delphia arid captured prizes.
C. E. Gause has just recovered from a
serious attack of typhoid fever, hIs con
dition being so low at one time that his
life was despaired of. He is now out again,
but he announces that ha will not race
again, his physical condition forbidding,
In the last thirty days about thirty new
applications for membership to the local
subdiviskin of the League of Amarican
Wheelmen have been received,
At the last regulat' meeting of the Wash
ington Road Club the committee on re
vising the constitution reported the work
progressing, expecting to render same at
the next meeting.
John 0. Wood left town Wednesday for a
trip through North and South Carolina,
Sam. Brinckley of the Washington Ath
letic Club is after the Washington-Glymont
record, which is held by Edward Ash. He
was to have made the attempt Sunday,
but the weather prevented the same,
The CZolumbia Cycle Club was to have
held a meeting during the week, but the
cold weather had a bad effect upon the at
tendance, and the meeting was postponed,
THE SHORT SUIT GAME.
Interestinig View. Expressed by Vari-,
ons WVhist Editor.
The following expressions of opinion on
the short suit game will be read with In
terest by all whist players:.
The "short suit" player stands in the
same relation to the game of whist as the
poker player who is "in" at every hand
and draws to "intermediate bob tails,"
"singletons," etc. He Is occasionally suc
cessful, but loses more times than he wins,
as the odds are very much against making
his hand good; and this Is also true of the
"short suit" player at whist-the odds are
against him if he has as his opponents
players of as good mental caliber as his
own. Once in a while a "short suit" player
gains many tricks In a hand by his method,
and then yon ag= comnelled lna yomr
ears against the deafening noise made by
his voice, of brass Qd1 conceit in not one
but many proloned) l proolaiming his
great superiority of. his true system,
the "eleven" at I tnate jurors, etc.,
but we can congra the - poor, mis
guided players, acoor to the short suit
devotee, but yet seen ngly strange, with a
record "for winning J jority of the cham
pion whist matchUs, the "howling" is
not legitimately 4'*.t Ltontinue to ex
periment, my shrt lit triends, upon the
theory that the earn - flat, and as long
as you do the player Ith the true funda
mental system will t find It difficult to
place the universal us on their side of
the score sheet. We respectfully bid you
adieu to take care IWt matters of value.
Keep a strong grip 'ntyour looking glass,
for If you let it get-bzoken you would be
It will take more than forty-eight hands
to convince the long *tt men-even should
they be defeated in every bout-of the ad
vantage to be derived'from the opposite
play. They look upon short suit leaders
very inuch as the scientific world looks
upon those who, like the Rev. Jasper, pro
claim that the "earth 9m flat, and the sun
do move."-St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
We do not believe that in a fair test the
short suit or Irregular, deceptive style of
play will win.-Brooklyn Standard-Union.'
rThe shqrt suit game is a lisongreirgame,
a sure trick loser.-Minneapolis Journal.
"I have heard it said that the apostle of
whist lives next door to the man- without
a mission, and, although I don't quite be
lieve that, still, when 1 speak of the gospel
of whist, I don't lay claim to apostolicsn;
I do -hope, however, that the public to
whom I address these.epistles will believe
me a tried and faithful disciple of the true
masters in whist lore. In the course of a
long and conscientious investigation it has
been my lot to have listened to false pro
phets, and even to have approved their
doctrines; to have made experiments at the
instance of whist guerrillas, and myself to
have invented rebel tactics; but in vain
have I searched for substantial improve
ments upon the teachings of the standard
authorities, and at length, not in despair,
but cheerfully and with a sense of relief,
I have resigned the hope of finding the
whist Utopia. This I say not in a spirit of
pharisaism, but in a spirit of genuine liumil
ity. Bitter experience has taught me that
'tinkering' with the plain, straightforward
theory of whist does not pay; it improves
nobody's skill, disturbs the peace, and
makes none happy except the man (I would
not accuse a woman of such a misde
meanor) who, in preference to earning two
tricks, would rather steal one. I may be
tempted to say more on this subject, for
I believe that If people generally knew
more about the heresy of whist, its pitfalls,
its perils and its punishments, they would
be far better off; just as I believe with the
nineteenth century moralists, that to know
thyself may perhaps be safer than to be a
minister's son."-E. C. Howell of Boston.
ADVANTAGE OF "FORCING."
Skillful Play Which Had a Great Ef
fect on the Score.
The following interesting hand is remark
able for the wide variations in the score
made by the different pairs, 'says the
Brooklyn Standard Union. It is also sur
prising that so many experienced p-layers,
who are considered expert in the game,
should exhibit so great a lack of wisdom
and prudence in playing West's cards. With
the North and South cards the players
made ten tricks, while with the East and
West cards there were four pairs, who
made ten tricks, thus showing a loss or
gain from the lowest to the highest of
seven tricks. It is a good illustration of
how easy it is to lose three or more tricks
in taling a desperatd 'chance to gain one,
and that "good" players are liable to com
mit such blunders.
North. Fjist. South. West.
8.... J. 10, 8 7.0,5,4.3.2 A, K, 9 Qu
H ... K.7.6.5 Qu, 3, 2 A.1,10,8,4 9
C.... 10. 6 J J, 7, 2 A,K.Qn,R.5,4,3
D.... Qu.J,4,3 K, 9, 5 7, 2 A, 10, 8, 6
Where East and Vent Made 10.
Trk. North. East. South. West
I....D. 4 D. K' D. 7 ' D. 6
2.....D. 3 D. D. D. A'
8 .... 0. 6s 0. j 0. C. Q
4 .... C. 10 8 2 0, 0. K
5..... Q' 8.8 0 9 CAA
6....11. 5 H1.2 V. A. HT. 9
7....S. 8 8. 4 8. Ke 8. Q
8....U.6 H. 3 H. 4 D. 10'
9.... D. I. D. 5 B. 8 D. A'
10. .... 10 8. 5 H. 10 - 0. 8'
11....:. j 8. 6 - H. I 6
12 ....H4.7 .7 8. ' 4
13....H. K H. V 8. A 0 e
Score-N. and S., 3; B. and W., 10.
Trick I-West has established suit (clubs),
and is justified In leading from his four
Trick 2-If West here passes the nine of
trumps ld lby his partner he will lose five
tricks. The proper play is to take with the.
ace, and force with the clubs, as shown by
the above play. Those who failed to do this
are still kicking themselves.
Trick 3---If West i. so ir.cautious as to
lead out trumps the tlrd time, as was done
in the play given below. he will make but
one of his clubs, and make only three tricks
on.the hand. This was done at one table.
Trk. North. East South. West.
.... D. 4 D. Ik' D. 7 D. 6
2... .D. a D. 9 D. 2 D. A
8. ....D. J D. 5 02 . 8
4....D. Q' S. 2 07 D. 10
5.:...n. 5 11.2 9. 10' H1.9
6....H. 6 11.8 H. A' 0. 4
7....H. K' H.Q H. 4 0.8
8.... 11.7 -..8 H. 8' 0. 5
9....C. 6 o. 4 H. 3' 0. 8
10..8 8. 5 8. Ke 8
11....S. 10 8.8 6 .A' O
13....0. 10 0.3J 0. 9 0. A'
Score-N. and S., 10; E1. and WV., 8.
The dcal was played at seventeen tables.
The East and West hands made 10 four
times, 9 four times, 7 four times, 0 once, 5
three times and 3 once.
Were Trump. Justinied? /
Belcw is a hand that recently was played
at the Brooklyn Whist Club:.
Trk. North. East~. South. West.
1..... 2 .S. 88. kn.
2....-4 8.. . 8. 10
8...8.8 8 6 8. a. 0. 8
4....0. k. -0 ,9 0
0..D . 4 D. 1) . a.
6....D. k. 0-8 - .9 D. 2
7....IH. kn. H. 6 Hl. 4 . qu.
8....0. 7 H.5 H.10 H.a.
i..... 2 .1H. 8 U. k. H. 2
10....0. 8 8.9 0. a, 0.
11...D. 8 H. 7 . 10 0. kn.
.12...D.5 H.8 0.qu. 0. 8
13. .. .D.7 H. D.qu. 0. 10
It will be seen that South has a very
strong hand, with cards of re-entry In
three suits. He hesitated for a while, and
then led his three commanding trumps,
spades. He then led his fourth best club,
which North took with the king. North re
turned his fourth best diarrond, which was
taken by WVest, with the ace. He, not
wishing to open his tenace of hearts, re
turned the diamond through the strong
hand. It will be no,ttced that East only had
one small club and the four of diamonds.
These two leads, of course, took them both.
He was then left with the two remaining
trumps and six hearts, nine high. He
trumped the diamond and led his fourth
best heart. West took the trick with the
queen and returned the ace. He then play
ed the deuce, which was taken by South
with the king. South then led his ace of
clubs, which East promptly trumped, and
then made his three smrall hearts. East
and West made eight trieks; North and
South five tricks. At some of the other
tables the.re figurses wet-e i'tversed. In view
of the result many playe's would condemn
South for leading traimis under the cir-,
cumstances. But It must 'Se taken into ac
count that he had a very retrong hand, with
several cards of re-en9try.1 The temptation
w'as very great. Ther fivre of spades was
turned by East. ' J
The following problem has been proposed
by the New York Tirges: -
North. East. Sou5h. West.
D. a. 98 D. 10 * ; 0,s -1 0 . qu.064
C. qu. 8 H. kn. 6 -H. gu. 9 8. 10
Spades trumps; North te, lead; North and
South to take all six tricks.
Washington Hockey Team Beaten.
The Washington hockey team was beaten
In Baltimore last night by the Johns Hop
kins team at the North Avenue Rink nearly
as badly as In Washington by the Baltimore
Athletic Club, the, score being 8 toO0 in favor
of J. H. U.
The line-up was as follows:
J. H. U. WASHINGTON.
Referee-Philip Peterson. Umpires-H. E.
Crook, H. Kenna. Timekeeper -:Harry
Scre-T 1:. U, 8. Wasrin.t~e..n, I
RESULTED IN A TIE
0o1sing Game in the Chess Math
TOURN OF THE WABINUTON CLB
The Big Whist Toumament at
INTEREST IN CHECKERS
As indicated in these columns would be
the case, the Washington Chess Club has
won the remaining game in its match by
correspondence with the Richmond Ches
club having won two games. The opening
adopted in the game just completed was a
Steinitz gambit, in which the local club gave
up a piece for three pawns and the attack.
The attack was maintained to the end of
the game, which was finally won by the
superiority of the three pawns to a knight.
The game is a good example of dashing,
accurate and far-seeing play, and will repay
careful analysis. The following players
conducted the game on behalf of the Wash
ington club, viz: Messrs. F. A. Cooley,
James Patterson, J. S. Martin, jr., and EL
P. Hanna. The moves were made as fol
Richmond. Wash't'n. Richmond. Wash't'n.
(White.) (Black.) W.jhite.) (Black.)
1 P-K4 P-K4 26 "iR BiP
2 QKt-B8 QKt-B3 27 D-B4 B-K4
8 P-KB4 PxP 28 B-Q2 K-Kt2
4 1-Q4 Q-KR5eh 29 K-Kt2 P-QR
5 K-K2 P--QKt3 30 PxPch KxP
6 Kt-Kt5 B-QR3 31 Kt-ltsq R-K3
7 P--QB4 Castles 32 Kt-B2 P-KB4
8 Kt- KB3 Q-K2 33 Kt--Q B-Ba
9 K--B2 Kt-KB3 34 Kt-KB4 EtxP
10 B-Q3 Kt-Kt5ch 35 RxR PxR
11 K-KKtsq BxKt 36 KtxP P-4qRfi
12 I'xB KtxQP 37 K--Kt3 K-Kt4
13 KtxKt Q-K15 38 ExP P-.
14 P--KKt3 PxP 31 K-B4 K
15 K-Kt2 PXIIP 40 K-K3 B-Kttch
16 Q-Ksi Q--KB3 41 K--K2 BxB
17 Ku-K135 P-KIt4 42 KiB P-4A
18 Q-KIt4 Q-Kt3 43 Kt-K5ch K-Kto
19 Q--Kt5 --QB4 44 Kt--Q7 P-Kt4
20 1-K2 QxQ 45 l'-It3eh K-B5
21 IBQ QR-Ksq 46 K-K2 P-K6
22 BlxKt PXB 47 Kt-K5eh K-Kta
23 Qlt-Ksq P-KKtS 48 Kt--Q3 P-B5
24 ki--Kt3 B-Q5 49 Kt-Kti K-Kt7
25 RIP Rltch 50 Kt-B0 P-86
At this point the Washington players
stated that If 51, KtxP, then P-B7; if 52,
KtxP, KxKt; if 53, KxP, K-Kt6, and would
queen the remaining pawn on the sixtieth
move, whereupon Richmond resigned.
Showalter and Kemeny.
The Franklin Chess Club of Philadelphia
has sent out invitations to witness the
games for the championship of the United
States between Mr. Jackson W. Showalter,
the present champion, and Mr. Emil Ke
meny of Philadelphia. Mr. Kemeny has
quite a local reputation, but has not figured
in any important national events hereto
fore. The first game will be played next
Monday, commencing at 2:30 p.m.
The Frartklin club has also invited mem
bers of the Washington club to participate
in the "knock-out" tournament held by its
club today, from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
The Hastings, England, Chess Club has
invited Messrs. Lasker and Steinitz to play
a world's championship match at Hastings
In May, offering ?100 to the winner. ?L0 to
the loser, the minimum stakes to be ?100.
and the games to be the property of the
ciub. The club considered that Steinitz, by
reason of having previously been champion.
and the position he obtained at the St. Pe
tersburg tournament, has the first claim to
contest the championshp with Lasker.
Following this, in July, comes the tenth
congress of the German Schachbund, held
in connection with the Bavariati art and
Industrial exposition at Nuremburg. Three
thousand marks, about $700, tvill be given in
prizes. On the urgent invitation of Dr.
Tarrasch, the German master, Steinits,
Lasker, Tschigorin and Pillsbury have
definitely decided to take part.
In the meeting of the New York State
Chess Apsociation in New York city today
there will bt a masters' tournament for the
championship of the state for the coming
year, and a general tournament for players
of less prominence.
The championship tournmnent of the
Brooklyn Chess Club has practically been
decided, so far as first place is concerned,
in favor of Mr. Hermann Helms, who won
the championship the previous year. Sat
urday he defeated Mr. Eugene Delmar,
who has been in the lead for some time. In
a brilliant game. Mr. Helms' score is 9%
games won to 1% lost, one game lost to
Showalter having been canceled, because of
that player's withdrawal. Rocamore is
second, having won 8 and lost 2, and Del
mar's score is 8% won ani 3% lost.
Wambington Club Tourney.
Few games were played in the individual
match tourney at the Washington Chess
Club the past week. Hanna won a long,
hard-fought game from Wright Wednesday
evening, and the score between them
stands, Hanna, 3; Wright, 2. Walker lost
another game to O'Farrell, in which the
latter played well, and the score between
them stands two each. Gwyer has won two
games from Martin the past week, and the
score between them Is also two each. Mar
tin hd an easy win in one of the games
he lo t, but overlooked it. The score in the
other pairs is: Usina, 2; Patterson, 0; Otte
and Tharp, 3 each. Tibbetta and Gichner
The score in the chess tournament at the
Capital Bicycle Club Is substantially un
changed from last week, as followrs: Usinia,
won 21, lost 2; Barrick, won 20%, lost 3%;
Quackenbush, won 11, lost 2; Douglas, won
7, lost 5; MacdanIel, won 15, lost 15; Carr,
won 11%A, lost 11%; Rines, won 8, lost 16;
Falck, won 9, lost 21; Calver, won 5%, lost
13%: J. L. Wirt, won 6%4, lost 25%..
There has been hung on the walls of the
Washington Chess Club a chess board and
men of unique and artistic design. The
board is of heavy cardboard, on which the
squares are marked three Inches square
each. The -men are of wood, painted white
and black, and are attached to the board
by pins. The board has been arranged to
show the position In one of the Brooklyn
correspond,ence games, and is changed from
time to time as the game progresses. The
-board and men are the design of Mr. James
Patterson, who is making another set to
represent the other game in the match.
Coming Whist Match.
Monday evening the Washington and
Capital bicycle clubs will meet at the quar
ters of the latter club in the inter-club
Mr. A. H. McCay has won the first prize
In the progressive match at the Baltimore
Whist Club, his score being 67 plus. T. H.
Whelan came next with 57, and Julius Hall
followed with 62 plus.
The members of the Capital Bicycle Club
have received 'an Invitation to visit the
Philadelphia Walst Club today, and take
part in their tournament, in which teams of
four will be chosen by lot. Eleven men
are said to be going from Baltimore. It is
not known that any players will attend
from this city.
Good progress has been mads in checker
tournament at the Mt. Vernon Club, yet
without Mundelle, Johnson, Ward, .Pedal,
Fitch, and other well-known players, there
is not as much interest taken as usual. In
class A Whitford has played all his games,
and in class C Reeve lias lost six games by
forfeit. The score is as follows: Class A
Farquhar won 11%, lost 4%; Wendell won
15, lost .7; Whitford won 10, lost 14, and
Mvrray won 3 and lost 13. Class B-Steph
enson won 4, lost 2; Walker won 2%, lost
8%; Cramer won 1%, lost 2%. Class C
Wright won 5, lost 1; Harris won 4%, lost
1l%; Tyndall won 2%, lost 3%, and Reeve
BRIEFS FOR BIKERS.
Interesting Notes About Weli-Known
Users of the Wheel.
Asa S. Windle, the popular and well
known trainer and manager of the Colum
bia racing team, seems to have been en
dowed -with a particular aptitude for pick
ing fast riders. His first phenomenon was
W. A. Rowe, whose world's records on the
Columbia ordinary were for years a source
of public wonder and admiration. He next
discovered the racing qualities of his cousin,
Willie Windle, who for three years brought
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*J. H. Reeve, 622 F st. n.w.
E. C. Reid, 61i 15th st. n.w.
AS. S. Shelley, 1921 7th st. n.w.
W. J. Reilly, 36 H st n.w.
R. LLmb, Catholic University.
WIV. M. Becker, Arlington Hotel.
J. W. Reed, 9th and D sts. n.w.
AJ. Edw. Mattern, 436 7th st. n.w.
XG. H. Sparks, .x>7 F st n.w.
W. R. Ramsev, 489 Pa. ave. n.w.
-Quigley & Hart, 6th & C sts. n.w.
.Newman & Walker, 301 3d st. s.w.
-Geo. V. Murray, 201 D st. s.w..
L. H. Harris, 3d st, cor. F n.w.
R. F. Plummer, 315 F st. s.w.
T. A. T. Judd, 524 7th st. s.w.
yPost Lunch Room, 13th & E sts.
TW. B. Holtzclaw,.7o5 Pa. ave.
-I. Hoyle & Co., 4th & E. Cap.
j-Ball & Pollard, Hamilton House.
+A. McLaine, 6oo N. Y. ave. n.w.
A. C. Taylor, 2d & Md. ave. n.e.
W. B. Becker, I42o N. Y. ave.
YToledo Lunch Room, 7th & Pa. av.
)John Linder, 621 G st. n.w.
*W. B. Wheeler, 733 7th st. n.w.
1W. E. Halleck, 5th and H sts. n.w..
Juas. Green, 5th and K sts. n.w.
.Edw. Mormann, 807 5th st. n.w.
jIVagner Bros., 5th St. & N. Y. ave.
YD K. Kaufman, 6th & K sts. n.w.
S. L. Willett, 930 F st. n.w.
YE. L. Yewell, 9th and M sts. n.w.
T. A. Dobyns, 2d and Pa. ave. s.e.
XE. V. Rice, 145 B st. s.e.
N. E. Webb, I ioi Pa. ave. s.e.
M. Dietz, 239 New Jersey ave.
Jiohn Denham, 6th & Pa. ave. n-w.
RL.Quigey, 21st and G sts.
Thos. Barr, 3l51 Pa. ave. n.w.
TT. C. Barr, 2oi Pa. ave. n.w.
the track,, In the latter part of 1893 Mr.
Windle recognized in 1E. C. Bald the stuff
that champions are made of, and Bald's
performances since that time have sub
stantiated his trainer's judgment.
A happy man is Charlie Murphy since his
reirstatement. That proposed European
trip has suddenly lost all Its allurements for
him. It is now stated that as soon as he
can complete arrangements to leave his
eastern home he will be off to California to
train for that famous race against time
with a Southgrn Pacific railroad locomotive
as a pacemaker. America is not such a
bad place after all.
Count Magre,Mrs. Tom Thumb's husband,
whose height is thirty inches and whose
age is forty-seven, has placed an order for
what will be the smallest bicycle on record.
The wheel will be fourteen inches, the
frame twelve inches, and it will only weigh
ten pounds. Special dies will have to be
wade. when the count was told that it
would cost him $250O he threw up his
hands, but the countess put down the cash.
George A. Banker left Wednesday on the
steamship St. Louis for France. He pro
poses to do considerable racing while on the
other side, but as yet has not signed to ride
for any manufacturer, preferring to await
his landing before entering into negotia
tions. He wili endeavor to get on a match
w ith Protin, who, he claims, wrongfully
holds the title of world's champion as a re
sult of the internationai races. These races,
according to Banker, were a fiasco.
In a practice spin preparatory for the bi
cycle meet to be held Friday, George N.
Adams, paced by two tandems, made a
ille in 2.08%,. lowering the southern record.
It is predicted that at the meet 2.03 time
will be made. Adams is the man whom
S chade has beaten' a number of times.
The Louisville Meet Club is negotiating to
secure Michaels, the little Welsh wonder,
and several other foreign cracks as leading
attractions for the forthcoming national
It IS said that ex-Queet "LII" of the Ha
waiian Isles 14 learning to ride a bicycle.
She objects to rat-trap pedals because they
cut her bare feet, upon which she scorns to
car covering of any sort. Also she is
having bother In managing a $5,000 Worth
evening costume, which appears to be the
favorite style of dress for all occasions of
the dusky lady.
President Crespo, president of Venezuela,
recently Instructed his New York agent to
purchase for use in his family two of the
fnest bicycles made in this country.
Frank wailer the long-distance bicycle
rider, sailed for ?surope Saturday. He goes
to take part In the coming six days' race In
"Pedaleurs" and "pedaleuses" are the
trms which the French now employ to
designate cyclists of the two sexes.
The town of Williams, Ark., has just
passed an ordinance prohibiting women
from appearing on the street there in
Bicyclers in the fifth Illnois congressional
district have picked out a candidate for
Congress, and they intend to elect him. It
may be a considerable improvement to get
e'en in Congress who ride their wheels in
stead of carrying them in their headis.
Lehr, *the ex-champion of Germany, is
suing an English company for $5,000, which
he claims the company agreed to pay for
riding their machine during the time he
was posing as an amateur.
Only 0.e League Gamae PLayed Dar
fng the Week.
The report has been cIrculated generally
that the team of the Miles Cycle Infantry
of the league had disbanded. This has
brought forth a~n energetic kick from the
cycle corps, being the first information
they had received on the subject, and an
inlvestigttioni was started to ascertain the
foundation of the rumor, and, if possible,
the people who started It. The only basis
for such a report lies in the fact that the
laat two or three games of the corps had
to be postponed because of the fact that
no place could be secured in which to
play the game. Efforts were made to se
cure the Light Infantry Armgry, but with
Only one league game was played during
the week, and that Wednesday night be
tween the Carroll Institute team and the
Eastern Cycle Club. in which the former
won by a score of 14 to 1. The game' was
the one which had been postponed fromi
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T. C. Barr, Pension office.
J. H. Leonhardt, Post building.
F. P. Weller, &h and I sts. s.e.
Payette & Moore, W. L. & T. bldg.
Columbia Athletic Club, 1721 G st.
Win. Hoare, 2121 Pa. ave. n.w.
Roland Wallace, 930 9th st. n.w.
E. E. Cissell, ioth st. & N. Y. ave.
Jas. Owen, ioo6 Pa. ave. n.w.
C. W. Schell, 1428 7th st. n.w.
Felix Heley, 9th and P sts.
J. H. Purdy, 7th and Q sts.
H. S. Haight, 1738 Vt. ave.
P. G. McComas, Vt. ave. and S st.
F. M. Criswell, 7th and T sts.
Jas. Smith, 1604 7th st.
T. B. Haskins, Cairo pharmacy.
Mrs. Deakins, 334 8th st. n.e.
., C. Hays, 206 H1 st. n.w.
W. A. Joyce, 700 13th st. n.w. -
J. T. Lacy, 609 7th st. n.w.
American Cigar Store, 107 Pa. av.
W.T W. Daly, Center Market.
J. W. Werner, 2006 I st.
W. P. Herbst, 25th and Pa. ave.
P. R. Mallon, 1604 14th st. -
Offutt & Blumer, 14th and U sts.
Geo. W. Hurlebaus & Co., t4th&\.:
W. C. Downey & Co., the Portland.
G. G. C. Siminms, x4th & N. Y. ave.
A. .F. Hendershott, 13th and F sts.
F. W. Sharpless, 321 Pa. ave.
T. F. Kelly, 12[5 Pa. ave.
Whiteside & Walton, 1921 Pa. ave
A. M. Hoover, 932 Pa. ave.
J. Hall Semmes, 12th and H sts.
Hutton & Hilton, 22d and L sts.
M.'f Mc~ulty, 1336 x4th st.
R. T. WarIVick, 415 13th st.
J. H. Reeve, 1014 F st.
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a game of basket ball at the Light Infan
try Armory. between the C. C. C. and t he
W. L. I. teams, for the benefit of the Hie
During the we'ek a match game was play
ed between the junior teams of the Car
t'oii Institute and the Washington Ath
letic Club. resul!.ing in a tie score of 1 to
The official score of the league up to
date ls as follows;
Terms. Won. Lost. P. C.
Wash. Light Infantry..9 0 1.000
Carroll Institute...........3 3 600)
Wash. Athletlc Club.6.. 4 Olo
Corcaran Cadet Corps...8 5 873
Eastern Cycle Club......3 1 300)
Miles Cycle Infantry...2 6 250l
Y. M.C. A...............1 3 1
F4om the Indlanauo= loezrnL.
"I hardly know how to begin. sir.'* saId the
would-be son-in-law, as a starter.
"Permit me to help you out," sail the 014
r'n. The words were polite enough, u
the youn~g man thought he saw a glans,