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BASE BALL SITUATION
Washington an American Amsociation
City or Oat of the Game.
EIGHT CLUBS IN WATIONL LEAGUE
Local Capitalists Would Join New
WAG(NERS HOLD CONTROL
The arrival of President Brush of the Cin
cinnati club in New York. the payment of
the Wrigley $-onl fine by Brooklyn and the
more than probable reduction of the Na
tional League circuit of base ball clubs to
eight cities bring the pertinent question
home to the local lovers of the national
game as to what will become of Washing
Heretofore the Brooklyn-Bait imore s:n
dicate has bocked operations by refusing
to hearken to proposals to buy out thc
Baltimore franchise. but the turn that came
Thursday bringing about the payment of
the obnoxious fine and the atinouncemept
that offers would he received for the
Orioles has placed an entirely different as
peet upon the situatihn. Cleveland and
Louisville are in tlhe same situation as a
be'ggar on the corner. with palms (uit
stretched. willing to takes whatever Is of
fered. and the Messrs. Wagner have placed
a price on their club. All the circuit redue
ing committee wiil have tn do is to agree
upon the figures for the two eastern tlutbs
not wanted, and the eilht-club league wilt
e cmmplete. The chances are that this
aitiation will he rest hel within thII noext
No Miner League Ball.
As intimated in The Star frequently, and
expert opinion agrees therewith. Washing
;on will noit stand fot minor league base
Imll. The Senators in years past may have
played the poorest sort of ball. but the op
posing teams presented the stars of the
profession, and this fact was what made
the local patrons give u, their half dollars
with pleasure. In a minor league t1ese at
tractions would he missing, and no matter
how well the Senators may play against
their opponents It would not he first-class
ball. and the patronage wiuld drop off to
Neither the Eastern nor American nor
Western League has anything to offer in
the way of clubs or players that would
prve attractive to local patrons, and the
situation resolves itself into two alterna
tives-a club In the contemplated American
Association or no professional hall at all.
The American Assoeiation.
'Notwithstanding the tmany humorius re
marks about its organization, the Ameri
can As.oclatlion has become a known quan
tity, and It is more than likely that the
players in its clubs will be thi onty ones
outside of the National Legiue tio play
first-class ball next season. Eilitor Richter
,f SIrt ing Life has dealt very conservta
lively w:th the new mov.-ment heretofore.
but in this week's paper has the fotlowing
'The thrtat of the Anerican LI'ague ti,
ireak the national agreement and extend
its circuit eastw:til makes it ntcessary for
the organizers o the new'Am-rican Assi
'iatiin to expose thiir haind ijust enough to
Assure thi public that it has defeatd all
possible league sche.e's to head it off. and
h mis mnreover forestall all at temlts s.
-uppl:nt it as a genuine rival to tihi- Na
tional ieague. In other words. Sltirting
Life sn-ike advisedly when it stated edi
torially two weeks ago that 'the new Amer
ican Association was not so deaid Its the
l"agu' magnates blieved It to he.' We
havi gaod authority fior say il that the
new association has nit even been sleep
ing. but hAs te.n steadily. In secret. per
tecting its organizlati.n, whiei is now so
tar advanced that seven clubs ar ready
for biusiness atal but itie more city fin tii,
ast is ne'ded to iimilete a fine natinnil
'ircu,. thus warralning ItII assertion that
:he association will surely enter thi biasie
hall arena, full armed. next spring."
Accemnions From Big League.
Th. Au- rican Assi-iatiotn ca nit exist
with tlayers from minor league clubs weir
ing their uniform-. neither does it expect to.
and herein lie th p ssibilities and ilhances
of las ball. Several stars will be taken
from the National League, and through
these accessions its clubs should be the
eqlual of its llrival. With players of
the caliber if Ji.- Kelly. IH-ugh j,'elii ngs
McGraw. Robir-,.a ag'. jii y. ;rifithfi.
Risi'. ('alahan. WAllac- and nimerous
others oi it. tim thIII American Aso
ciation can go I-ftr the public offering .at
tracti'is equal ti th Natiinal ,eague, if
tot btter. C-1ntrait s will bI respctid Iay
the aesociation when : player is wantud.
buit the rueserve role will not hubil good. and
for this reason ther, are full lA) Nathio
Iuagoi'u play-rs on I- market . Otisidi of
Pittsburg there is not a (club in Ihw Nati.omal
LIAngue that has secured the signatur-es of
mire than one I- two players ti contracts.
The players would le foolish int tI take
ad vantage of thi situation. ispc-ially when
they are guarantid against loss. Th, asso
elation wit' nit hw a cheloi oiganizittion
and witl entlir the fi-lId ptrepirId atid willing
ti back up with ecish lil off, s mu'- to thi
A Queition of 4Grounds.
Four clubs in the w-"t-hiagit., St.
Louis. Milwaukee and fietroit-and three
clubs In the east- Ioston. Philmla lihla and
lI aItinior--constjitunt, the inberotirship of
the American Assoition I at prsent. One
more eastern !iuh is wanted, and 'ash
ington is the prolv-r city ti till it. tie. gap.
Ti use a slangy but compwi'h-isve ex
pr ssifn,. "It is all up to the liessrs. Wae
ier.'' If. in resigning from the National
Ieaguet tihe owners iof the Washington club
similily relinquish their franchise and play
irs. thte Senators will tie withI theii Amern
canl Association next sieasoni wIthout a
itoubiit. isut shiouilit the tea.si ofl Natilone l
P'ark go with thn frant-hisie an ptlau~yers.
the Washington iilille will have'm to do
wit hiouit buase hiatt next season.
Several local captitalists statid rut'dy to
buy the lease and p'ay for the implrov'e
ments at National Park. bitt unless the'se
grunids are ititaineut the American Asso
la tiotn will b e '"frozit'' iiut if the ity, as
to-re is niot another aivailaable slot tsur base
ball within the coirpoirate lm!ts.
MceGRAW AND ROBINSON T(I STAY.
Will .Botn News Ansoelation If Balti
more I. Dropped bay Lagum
t.i'm ti~e lttimisri titnt.
"'t-begins to look a great deal as If Blal
timore would be froze-n oitt of the National
Liague." said Captain Wilbert Rtobinson of
the Orloles yesterday in discusmsing the lat
i-st tphase of the sittuation.
"At one time I thought that the B'altl
more owners would refuse to get out, and
that we wouldt have ten clubs, lut- after all.
houw can you bilame them?~ They pirobably
think that It Is better to get a goodh big roll
for B~altimoure now than to be frozen out
and get nothing after 1h10, And. In addi
tion. Blrooklyn also might be dropped In
ttS1. atid in the meantime Baltimore would
be gettitig the hot enid of It on the ,sched
ules and everytintg else,
"Nerve? Oh, yes, of course. if they had
the nerve to iight back and make Balti
more and Brooklyn the nucleuts for a rival
league if they were not treated right, they
coiuld make the National League magnates
treat them right, but that Is another mat
"Of one thIng you may be sure-Mac
and t will have something to say when It
comes to transferring us to this or that
or t'other cIty. W~hat I wish is that they'
would do what they are goIng to do as
soon as possible, so that we may know
'where we are at.' They will probably
postpone action and keep everything un
certain untIl the last mInute, so as to head
off possIble opposition, It we only had
some league with good prospects to go Into
I would be in favor of going right alter a
franchIse and getting grounds and a teamt
wIthout any regard for what the NatIonal
League would do, The trouble Is In flid
ing such a league, not in our ability to
put a good team hera If enly that story
of Han JIohnson's revolt had been Li ue we
would be ready to joInt It."
Manamr Jhm. Meaw amd: "1 ave=
said and .believed a along that the league
would be reduced to eight clubs, with Bal
timore left out In the cold, and that was
why I was anxious to investigate the plans
of the proposed American Association- I
have no kick to make against the National
League. but I want Baltimore to have
good ball. and I want to play ball right
here. and the only way to accomplish those
two things Is. in my opinion, outside the
National League, because the league has
determined to kick Baltimore out.
"I never have taken any stock in these
interviews about refusing to sell out Bal
timore. and holding out to the end, and all
that. It was all a 'bluff.' I believe. to get
as much as possible for the club and fran
chise. for which nobody could biame the
owners. I believed all along and believe
now that when the league offers its price
for Baltimore there will be some haggling,
but finally the bosses will put on the
screws. and away will go Baltimore at the
i.eague's price, no matter how big a price
they tell the public is paid for it. What I
hope for is the formation of a good league
that we can put a team into from Balti
IN CHESS CIRCLES.
As the big tourney, as it Is popularly
called. at the Washington Club nears its
last rounds the interest becones more ac*
centuated. The player keeps an accurate
list. not only of those whom he has to
play. but also those whom his close oppo
nents must still meet, and in the sizing up
of the eventuality it is a pretty certain
thing that he gives himself a slight shade
of advantage in his own contests and his
opponent in the race a little the worst of it
in his remaining games. Hopes and fears
most be gone over with his friends. and
m..ral support, nowhere more necessary.
gained from the friendly opinion. The in
terest. though. is not all personal: all watch
the contest for the first five places. and
the same process of reckoning the remain
ing games of each possible winner is gone
through with. The first three places are
conceded to Messrs. Sournin. Hanna andl
Walker. though it is too early to make a
prophecy as to the winner, and then the
list of contestants is so strong that no
game is certain until It is won. Mr. Walk
er's loss to Mr. Smith in this round gives
his opponent fot first place breathing space.
bttlt that is all: either one of the two lead
ers may drop as much as he has and a
pretty fight still be on the boards. Messrs.
Sournin and Hanna have an unfinished
game that looks much like a dr~w. though
Mr. lianna's is.slightly the preferable
Besides these three prizes, two more are
to he given, and for these two places four
strong players are putting in earnest ef
forts. Messrs. Adair and Smith. who have
a very slight lead over Messrs. Lyman and
It seems strange to see the leaders in so
many former conflicts-players like Capt.
D'Farrell and Messrs. Harris, Gwyer.
Woodward and Tharp-so far down the list.
Different causes account for this. For one
reason, when a number of players come to
gother to start a tourney it is improbable
that each will be in his best fighting trim.
Dutside cares at times beset a player also.
and finally one man doesn't care to play
such hard chess and go through the pre
liminary study as a more ambitious man
in this line may. le simply wants to play
good, average games, and is not expecting
to turn himself into a Pillsbury. Of the
above Air. Tharp has not commenced to
strike his gait, as he is well recognized as
1oe of the strongest players of the city.
Of the younger element who have en
'-red this contest Mr. Boykin is making a
line mark, now being in eighth place
tinong fifteen strong players. Mr. Allen
Prenier is the youngest man on the list.
ndi. although he has won but few games,
has invariably played good chess. and is a
rormidable oppionent.,as witness his defeat
of Mr. Walker after a very slight slip on
hat gentleman's part. Dr. Hodges is not
one of the ambitious players. If a tourney
s started he goes in and takes what comes.
Witi such antt exceptional strong list as the
present he has done well with his present
In tho- current round Mr. Adair won from
Mr. i.yman. Mr. Smith from Mr. Walker.
Messrs. Rioykin and Tibbetts drew and
essrs. Hanna and Sotirnin adjourned their
ame in about ant even position. Mr. Han
na has a knight, rook atndl pawns to his op
ponent's bishop. rook and pawns.
Thie standing in the championship tour
V. -Sourn'in.. .t- t. r.%dg,. . :t
1'. Ilina I-, 1 o. 1
F. V'. 11 1ts 4; , IL.. .. IV. tlirri, .3 C.
F.. Walker. 7.4 21, 4',t.t'V'rel 2
L F. Adr.. (tI.; 37 AluJ-d,
w. If. Smaith. fi, :to, IV. A. Guyer. 2 7
li A.'ribaetts. 6% 41. L. Tharp'.. 3
In the- citti, tourney this week C'ampbtell
aot from Turtner and Thomas Prettdpr
frtom Smlth. anti Mundelle and lDr. Bradiley
livw. The standing In this tourntey Is:
IV I. S. lt tet. 3 4
1-3.lltdlo~.. . . W'. i ri . 31 41i
A. p. 4 1 tV.. , 'ita l. 2 4
.iitAllen Prender 5 2 S. IV. Tt6 1 t
L. It. Silt.. 3 W 4 C If. Twyer. 2 7
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tiurtiex tting tit Ituliays. ati tht stand
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t P.ed a-inter.
The game ftlowing stows eekw wmeak a
wane feromres, altough susta ie by a
fitst-rate plyer, f Mltwl an i teTrcie ati
irek .n the king siti- with thur tawtts. it
is t W Lo' totet L that a re-iew Wof published
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lio of erwa he--d Kew --R4
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played last fail. .with\an4aki in February.
The contest is to' be eight games up and
for a stake of $1,Oot
Mcladde. and S1tivan Fight a Draw.
Georgeo.IlcFadden indi' Spike" Sullivan
fought a twentei1ft ranf" dsaw at the
Biondway Athletle Club, New York, last
night. The fight wass fasti. In the eleventh
round McFadden knocked .Sullivan down
with a left swing on the head. In the nine
teenth rotund. whentullitn had slipped on
the floor. McFadde. stluck him on the
head while he was own. Sullivan had his
left ear cur in the tWentieth round, and was
floored in the twenty-second round with a
right hand swing on the -r. The men for
got what science they knew in the twenty
fourth round, and indullged in just the sort
of slugging that ha' belped to bring about
the governor's suggestion for the repeal of
the Horton law. Surrlvan-was again sent to
the floor in the final round. He was ke fa
vorite in the betting when the fightegan.
at 100 to Tn. Both men were cautioned by
*Charley" White. the referee, during the
beut. for using foul tactics.
Came to Be Played Over.
The game of basket ball played on De
cember 9 between the Y. M. C. A.and the
C. H. S. is to be played over again, by
order of the league, on the ground that
the Centrals played an illegal player. The
Y. M. C. A. and the C. H. S. will play a
championship game tonight in the Light
Athletic Club Election.
The Manhattan Athletic Club held its
first regular meeting of the year at its
club house. 1025 17th street northwest. The
fellowing officers were elected: Chas. L. Po
sey, president; H. Brent, vice president:
W. Brown, recording secretary; Edward
Harris. treasurer; F. Trent, sergeant-at
arms; Mr. Lee. assistant sergeant-at-arms.
Lipton Challenges for the Cup Again.
A special cablegram to the New York
Herald from London yesterday says: Sir
Thomas Lipton, who, with his friend. Mr.
William Gibson, leaves next week to join
his steam yacht, the Erin. for a cruise in
the Mediterranean, has issued a challenge
for the America's cup in l901. 'as he said
that lie would do before he left New York.
At that time he said that the only point
that he was not sure about was a designer,
and it is stated on good authority, al
though Sir Thomas does not say so, that
Mr. G. L. Watson, the famous designer. is
to be responsible for the new challenger.
and that she probably will be built on the
Tommy Ryan issues a Challenge.
CHICAGO, January 6-Tommy Ryan of
Syracus, has deposited $1.0m with Lou
H,,u-rman of this city as a forfeit for a
match with anybody in the world at 158
pounds. "Kid" McCoy preferred. Ryan says
he will not train Jeffries for his match
Lis ingaton Knocks Out Madden.
BUTTi', Mont.. January 6.-Jack Living
ston. the St. Paut "Kid." knocked out
"Kid" Maddep of Denver in the third round
be'cre the Btite Athletic Club, last night.
The men are lightweights. Livingston had
the better of the-go from the start. In the
third round Maddein was knocked down and
out by an upper cut on the jaw.
Police Stop Fight at 'Frineo.
SAN FRANCISCO, January 6.-The po
lice stopped the bout between Al Neil of
this city and Jack O'Brien of Philadelphia
in tire fifteenth round at Woodward's pa
vilion last night. Neil had the better of
the bout un to the fifteenth round, but in
this round O'Brien landed a short
arm l-ft Jolt or Nell's Wolar plexus, caus
Ing the latter to -stagger and dron his
hands. The police captain. thinking that
Neil was about te, he kn.'cked out. jumped
into the-.xing and waved the men to their
corrers. The referee thereupon declared
the conlest a draw.
FIGHT FOR PURE WATER
Cumberland Citizens Hopeful of Getting
Aid From Congress.
Senator Wellington and Representa
tive Pearre Have Taken Active
Interest in the Matter.
Swe'.il ',rresijendene of The Evening Star.
CUMBERLAND. Md., January 5, 194t0.
The question how to prevent pollution of the
Potomar river. the source of Cumberland's
watr sot!>Ily. is he all-absorbing topic here.
Interest in the matter is equal to that dis
played in the hottest national campaign.
New hope is taken because of the interest
shown in the matter by Senator Wellington
ard Representative Pearre, who, it is he
i eved, can secure a hasty solution of the
-vil by national legislation. Representative
I'earre, who Is- now here on court business,
says hte l.s prepared a bill looking to the
puritlication of the Potomac, which he will
ntroduce in a few days. Col. Pearre is
rather averse to commissions, whose work
he reamids as necessarily slow, and his bill
w~ill apply tihe desired remedy at once. He
says there is no trouble about national in
Ierenith, as the mati ter concerns more
timn one state.
The anti-pollution people have at last
realized that thorough organization of their
forces Is necessary that effective results
may follow. The adherents of the pull)
mill. th, alleged source of pollution, com
l'ose a compact organization.
Gerreral Joseph Sprigg, chairman of the
citizens' mass ne.ting. as eipowerel by
the re-lutions aaopted Saturday night, has
named ain executive committee of twenty
to take charge of the city's fight. The
committee is composed thus: General
Sprigg. ex-officio chairman; Postmaster J.
ir-nry Holahu, Dr. J. Jones Wilson. Dr.
Hervy Laney. Austin A. Wilson. Justice
Charles R. Morris. Jame. P. Gaffney, Levi
Shaw. C'harles C. Hedges. John H. J.
Htouse, ex-Counelilmarn lames M. Conway,
Davrtd J. Lewis, County Surveyor Johnr
Schaidt. William C. Deveemon, J. W. Scott
('oehrane, Water Suprerintendenrt Thomas S.
Kean. George W. Snyder. Samuel J,. Ed
wards. Jasper N. M ,lllson, John Keating,
J. Philip Roman. A meeting of thre comn
mittee has been called for Saturday evening
in the city council chamber.
Congressman Pearre says he and Sena
tor Wellington are in entire accord in the
matter of an "increased appropriation for
the piroposed Cummberlandl public building
and that both want a United States court
room and post oifflee. It was reported that
Col. Pearre was opposed to the United
States court feature, which he denies.
Hyatt Mansion Threatened With De-,
Speelai t'orlrespondence of Thre Evening Star.
HYATTSVILLLE, 'Md., January 6, 1900.
A sen iotrs lire was narrowly averted last
evening at the Hy'att mansion, formerty
occuied by C. C. Mfyatt, after whom the
village is named, .and now a boarding
house occuplied by-lMrs. H. C. Dobbs. The
blase was caused by a defective lamp.
whIch was in a f w minutes a mass of
flames. Fortunately several men were
about the place.- and by the use of
blankets and carpets they succeeded In ex
tingtuishing the big'ze. 1(side the destruc
tion of some carpet and bed clothing the
damage was slight.
Mr. John W. Howser, agent for the Bal
timore and Ohio rai-road and postmaster
at Relay station, died recently of acute
pneumonia. The -funeral took place from
his late home at that place yesterday. A
special traIn took--the remains to Balti
more. wtmere they were interred with 'Ma
soric honors In Green Mount cemetery. The
deceased was the oldest agent on the Bal
timore and Ohio railroad, having held the
position of agent and .postmaster at' Relay
station for forty years or more. The pall
hearers were officials of the company.
That the Japanese consider salted whale
meat a delicacy would appear by the quan
tities purchased. The whales are caught
off the coast of Corea, the flesh and blub
ber cut up. salted - a1- t to Japan for
sale as food. Over 2,00t0t I pounds of the
whalemeat was importeu Into Nagasaki,
alon las tam.
MADE A FINE RECORD
Gov. Lowndes get Many Reforms
During His Administration.
STTE TRIIRT IN GOOD SHAPE
Schools and State Institutions Left
in Flourishing Condition.
BENEFITS TO BALTIMORE
Special Correspondence of The Erening Star.
STATE HOUSE, Annapolis. January 5, 19").
Wednesday next Governor Lloyd Lowndes
will retire from the executive mansion and
will turn the office over to his democratic
successor, Colonel John Walter Smith. at
present representative in Congress from the
With Governor Lowndes' retirement will
close the only republican administration
Maryland has had since the war, and the
democrats will resume the power in this
state of which they were deprived four
The administration of Governor Lowndes
and the real good accomplished during the
incumbency of his party have been re
markable when it Is considered that parties
and politicians so rarely regard the pledges
on which they are intrusted with authority
by the people. At the time this administra
tion assumed charge in I86 Maryland was
far behind the other commercial states of
the Union in many particulars, and public
affairs were managed in the same anti
quated way that obtained throughout the
south prior to the war. The laws in force
were, in many important particulars. bur
densome arnd cumbersome, and were used
as cloaks to cover injustice, rather than as
rules for the enforcement of justice and
progress. All this has been changed, and
today the public statutes of Maryland are
as fair and equitable as those of any of
the progressive commonwealths of the
Change in Election Law.
The election laws prior to 189tM were full
of contradictions, and were intended and
were used as covers for fraud and corrup
tion. and elections were travesties on de
cency and farces as expressions of the pop
ular will. Now the opposite is the case,
and every possible legal safeguard sur
rounds the ballot box. The tax and assess
ment laws were unjust and absurd. Now
they are equitable and just. The public
buildings were inconvenient and in many
instances almost ruinous and sadly out of
repair, while the management of the penal
and public charitable institutions was cor
rupt in most cases and in others shiftless
and extravagant. Now all that is changed,
and the new state's prison and house of cor
rection are models of their kind, and the
new inSane asylums, as well as the other
charitable institutions, are all that the
most progressive people could ask. In fact.
in every branch of the public service the
whole system of care and management is
changed, and in four short years the dif
ference is so great and almost startling
that a gentleman who was familiar with
them in former times, and who visited them
very recently, said that he would not have
believed such Improvements could have
taken place had he not seen them himself.
and he expressed his surprise that a gov
ernor who hind been able to accomplish so
much tor the people should have failed of
Lownden the Moving Splrit.
Tn all these imnrovements and changes
Governor Lowndes has been the moving
and inspiring cause. and has not only urged
them on, but persisted in his efforts until
he ha-s attained his point. He has devoted
the most of his time to the duties of his
office. and to him it has been at all times a
burden and a public trust. He has made
longer and more frequent visits to the
various public institutions than any of his
predecessors, and his visits have not been
the usual mere nerfunctory affairs, but
have been full of work and careful exami
nation of the closest and most rigid char
acter. When he has found that persons'in
charge were inefficient or careless he has
put others in their places, and in every re
spect he has really revolutionized the man
agement of the public institutions until
now all of them are models of efficiency,
and as such a course of pride to the state.
Another important matter which has so
greatly improved as to be almost irrecog
nizable is the schpol system. Under the
old democratic ring regime, the public
schools were managed as a part of the
political machine, and as such were made
to do good service for the party organiza
tion. Governor Lowndes. often in the face
of the protests of influential men of his
own party who wished to follow the corrupt
precedents established ,by the democrats.
has literally lifted the whole public school
system of the state entirely out of the mire
of politics. and has placed it on the high
plane that it ought to occupy. He has
given this branch of the public service
more careful attention than any of his pre
decessors, all of whom looked upon their
connection with the schools as a mere inci
dent of their JOsition and paid very little
heed to the duties incumbent thereon. The
contrary has been the case with Governor
Lowdetes., and he deserves the title of
"friend of public schools" perhaps more
than anp other honor he has won since ie
assumed charge of affairs, four years ago.
The public school system owes more to
him than to any other one man in the
state, and he Is the only Governor Mary
land has ever had who interested himself
to any great extent with the subject. To
him belongs the credit of elevating the
public schools to their present position, and
making the system of free education the
best of that in any state in the south.
State's Finaneces in Good Shapme.
An examination of the record made dur
ing the past four years shows that the re
publican administration has been almost
without a flaw. The finances of the state
are on a firm and stable basis, and with
care the entire state debt can be wiped
out and taxes for state purposes reduced
to a mere trifle ins a short time. The se
curities are quoted away above par in the
markets, and are in steady demand. The
laws passed have all been improvements
and have been for the benefit of the whole
people. No partisan legislation of any sort
has been enacted, and, what is more sur
prising. none has been attempted. While
Goverrpor Lowndes and the other state offi
cials have appointed, as a general thing, re
publicans to office, they have not (lone so
exclusively, and many democrats have
been retained, while others have been ac
tually appointed to vacant places. Not one
[scandal, or even one breath of scandal, has
attached to any one connected with the
state government, andl the democrats, when
they take possession, will find affairs in a
condition which is admitted by all to be a
'Sr enitir. sil..ek of Line Winter Wsl.is asade.
egininsg c-f the sease. *ten lhe thrifty mer.
-try toi the uageiag .f the-sprinag trade. we hat-- .
monigh in each 5.. snak asit of .-b~..son hli:s :
U'en *rork" detr-lng tS. mnth. al t iger you i!. 0
gs now $9.80.
gs now $12.80. k
gs now $U4.80.
S TI.'he tt i. . w err- r .- .
Dw .....h s is.t f..r . ent l,
alae of wasintgtona. ansd n. d?
the sasconssqstene havea inrge'
qmeatit attecaeo b
lT ieiT -st if b. gsif. to dipE . ofI: . w .
-rIif:. A\I PIS lii e Tr. and ia:r A a i11 .
if~;w s g-t r'etet sire waf'wsr
billher deaie tio rae. 'ii ts Panothe.rI
11,55l'Ebls TO RE pasTed TisiE esiliKa Tbs
i eut to e -sstt b- fgtier wat d.. h'T it h T
Tclis. sAtng ati-~rt N-inTTia1-:Tb. 'asi--g
psgirttirsf all sei.f ithltirst t--vity l"u"s
'ri the'Sttn of Ileoisit ntr ad.' U. he~....
1s% rw aga'sin pe snt ou Iatrwors-t
lt, h et faed.. tof seu.r is a In, *ha
ta wto~ conracldo hwatersm the. other in
conrp'rating ah gatr comany The' imrr
-n the- soruing fi. ndo madte Wa rI son
otnsecstioonofalwtersucsat ei ,
t or thelpsupl fssrm the Pawnt
hs sf aetlemeWr . sp ibtlit andslp.
btalit ho wl hae t enle I t r.-rk :s
tne upon the anti ng ttl he atlra.w a
butrs thel rnormusie t he , ' i.if. is,
m ter potp n mnt." tnrV.fi
ayornas-. ~ h t fa ors uncil ls wnhhir-s
hshis-sn of erw rsla d tie titt lii lg it In
But wi tn Mi te. rsa,
Theis ma Ir alsi rc.-Siommends S that le
eletNis tights be run all nighst lIst a Sf
ctosinSg at 1 s 'clIostk. as at ptreseitt lit'
wants a ftr- bell in the city~ hall; tht- 'is
tra."; balti for tsw i le-ti t, anis I .
ttlls. i ts Laurel sf th " eeitti r'a. e -
IMtw Iaurel ant the Distrit sf 5siltu i
At wirdr t ai s piassedl Ity sity e5m wltil. a ith
the- apprva of th' sma ny. T fring i r
wasi of so- for any infotrmatina whh
ma r-sult ina the- asrrist ff t heA m ar It
prties (tion4frnedl in t-e re-ent fir.s ahit
iae Jccurred te. it is alav us tner-iti.si
that ine of the insurtnc- misiitand .-s h
lost huavi by the burning sf the b igs
h rt a-ill eof ur a reward of :he fot
arrI st if the parti-s c nU .- r-0 ep i makig il
allt a rcard of $;.S.SI.
The police forse iha- benels ilg t n,-a
seita tnt. (alit. GriffIth, it wa-I thei
dal -. will no w go sitn at 12 -1 bk
noonit tansd time ofif siutyV at midinighlt,-i and
Night Oicert S-aggs wilt remain n all
night.- This is donesi itn rde'r to hsaves twaos
officers at sirv-e. throsugh fthe night.
ENGLISJ ABt SE 0OF WHITE P'LG.
Forsmal Proteat of reidemt Steya
Seat Out to Eurosse.
A dispatch to the ewa Yoi'rk Worili ftom
Londo says: Dr. eyds. the Ssuri h A fri--an
rep-ubt ss rehreentative in Ettrt-. has
trit.nsmitte to fte Word's Lndt buriu
a copy si the dispatch sent l Pr-sint I
Steyn of fthe Orange Free State to, Premnier
Si-hreiner of Cape Colotiny. int resly to ts
latter's I1rotest agairt the f .11r iti1asin
sif (Cape Coiony-. C'o it-s were al1st si-lt byv
Prslien t Styn ts ft- Etsrpian It Iw--rs
anel t the gov-ertment at Wasingtn.
After justing thas invasisn as a nis
sary measure if tefese for t-e rbit r-s
aainst British figgremiion ferr Ste-n hitt -
tly de.'tnunce the am-staign thf silns-,r
condc y-r thi Eng i ish press ant i . ill
Ihat thle it mnsisrepresentain . t
lying whi-h freseded and mailaui't
the wa-hiich is an usiti , an lsts-rut - tr-I
cestg, forcing us againstur willthi iit
Its de-fens of our rights--shsuhs not ei.se
in n w dturintg the war awe- wpiit. wit,. i
I. W' w il It -r'1rise . -eft-. ti
nitice frequetly retif il d and mli isly
fle clih rges against th re mauis if :isi..
ft-s. abutse of the whit,- flag and w-i-m: nost
"et. nis avail oursi-tlvs >f this siltso
tuntity- to, protest agatinst the rs-lssastl'
sas, biy itritish tros sif the whit- t sg. in
Frder to escape from unsafe sr t tiiak sip
strAnger siitins; als agaist th irmig
and emlttoynsnt against us of nattvs,s se-a
agaInst the a-Itt the aister. as at Malafe
FIRE D)ESTROVS MtCH TOBtACO0.
Sertom" Bla.e i the Warehouse Di.
Fire broke out in the Merchatts and Plant
ers' tobacco warehouse in Richmond. Va.,
yeCstterday afternoon. Ini it were stsored
some tio hogsheads of tobacc. 2.tj oif
which belonged to the American Toba-co
Company and the rest to varisos parties.
Tei Interior of th- building in a few mn
Ute's was a roaring furnae,, and all hspe
of saving he structtre ir any if Its sn
teints a-as idle. The destruction was cIm
The fames spread aross 1-th atint to
Kinegan' cIiod storagei last; across Cary
street, to Carter & R uyitind's co.sssn
house, and reawl aard to a cant machise
shop builmg. The damage Ia the last two
aas slight, as a-as that to Davenpirts
wireoluse, in the viciity, but Kinin &
Co. suffered a loss of about $'1si. fully
The loss on the tobacto in l.t- Mth rstts
and'P hlanters' a-are-house Is estimats a-I t
a':~s. aitsh insurance of ablut ml i. il
The building was fulty insur-ei. t*tip
tima ted loys, $4s0,ta: insurancef, $IiS.s- ,im
Thseproximity of the bituin wareh-ouss;i
to two of the city's great gas hii st ja
caused serious fear of ani explosn.At
Seie Bm s the desWerar ethas ::1s
Death of Gem. Win. Glem"Ay.
Gen. William Glenny. a-ho cornmanded
the G3th New York infantrys durinig lte
clivil war, died early' this Inornting in Now
York cIty after a lingering illness frota
Biright's disease. Gen. Glenny' was a gal
lant soldier, and a-as priomotedi fro~m cap
tamn to brevet brIgadier general for meritos
rious services. Hie took part ins twtytwoai
battles, In six if which Lbayonet chlar-ges
were made. The Cs4th haid the' piroud dis
tinction of having been in a greater s:um
ber of engagemefnts than any regim'nt dur
ing the war. it participated in the bkoidi
est charges of the war, taking psart in the
fight on thue bloody lane at Antietam, the
-charge on Mary's heights, in thes wheat
letld at Gettysburg, at the bloody angle at
Spottaylvanla. where the regIment led the
4ths Brigade of the tat Divtlismo of thie 5see
on.J csrpa, and wa first inside thse w'uks
antd capturedi Ges. E. A. .inson. and G.
H. Stewart. Gen. Glenny was sev-erely
wounded at Pair Oaks, but ont hI.s-reovcry
returned to the frout and mueceeded to the
comnuand of the regiment In 140. Otn sev
eral ocaa. he was cald to, lthe com
mand of the brigude. He came of fighting
stlck, his gr'adeacle. Udmut. William Glent
'ay, having been as aid on Washingtons
staff After the war' he we. appuointed
postaater at Ithaca. Y. Y., ansd subse
uent aoe tr-ust la the
is -I 1 i lu -14*~ . S'I*
t AP is ont eustIm each year. we now offer
your measure at cst pries. January i. the
-t, hat gets rid of ail his inter stock preparaI
ahn .t1 bolce p 1ec s tylish 1cloth.js
We mean -o close utt erery yard of "bro
following prices for ur standard made-t-me
All $15 Suitin
All $18 Suitin
All $20 Suitin
No other taller In this
city can approaeh these N
prices for like qualities., nor
can they offer you the irreat
variety of styles always to
be found in our estallih- t
And I-nr bisines ir teaed b. the additi..on of
reason for our S.AitlFICE SALl. WE AtE
IN)LLAIS. and the QtICKENT WAY is t. 4
DON'T DELAY. Tilts Is YOR It hARVEST
IONABLE Sl'IT AT ABoI'T HAI ITs tE
CC IV I t aL
vast imprevement over what it was in
Governor Lowndes and his republican col
leagues found Maryland. so far as the state
government was concerned, backward. un
progressive. and in a rut. They turned it
over with improved and progressive laws,
with its institutions all up to the standard
of the best in the country. with its treas
ury full and its indebtedness reduced to a
minimum, with its securities and its credit
above par. an4 everything In the most ad
vanced and desirable condition, and they
may well be proud of their record and
work. They found the state ring-riddon,
boss-ridden, saddled with unprogressive
laws and systems, and deep in the mire of
political corruption. They have lifted It
out and placed it on the high road tIf clean
politics and political advancement. It re
mains to be seen how long the incoming
administration will preserve the heritage in
Its present excellent position. and whether
they will continue the state in a progressive
course or allow it to drop back to its for
mer condition. Already they are not lack
ing signs that the latter, rather than the
former, will be their policy.
Baltimore Eaperially Benefited.
While the state at large has protited
greatly by the administration of Governor
Lowndes, the city of Baltimore has been
specially benefited by the wise and pro
gressive course of the republicans at An
napolis. Prior to 18% that city had been
governed by a charter more than three
quarters of a century old. and while the
municipal code had been amended from
time to time by various legislatures. it re
mained practically as it was in the first
half of the century. Its main provisions
were old and out of harmony with the
times. The management 'f the local gov
ernment was cumbersome and expensive.
After a severe contest. in which Governor
Lowndes took a leading part. a new char
tet was passed by the last general assem
bly, which placed the city in the vanguard
of municipal reform, and today Baltimore
is governed by a code of laws which en
lightened public men admit is. one of the
best in the country, and which is being
used as a model for other cities seeking
to change their systems of administration.
No effort has ever been made by the demo
crats during their long years of control
to bring about any of these changes, and
the republicans can justly claim the en
tire credit for the improvements brought
CLAIM FOR DAMAGES.
Railway Made Defendant In Suit for
Special CorresIsondence of The &vening Star.
ROCKVILLE, M1d., January 6. 111.
Mr. William R. Russell of Kensington.
this county, through his attorney. Mr. Rob
ert B. Peter of Rockville, has entered suit
in the circuit court here against the Chevy
Chase and Kensington Electric Railw.ty
Company, claiming $11.lwmo damages. The
suit is the result of the plaintiff's ejectvunt
fron one of the Chevy Chase and Kensing
ton cars last July. The declaration sets
forth that Mr. Russell entered one of the
cars the first day of last July and pur
chased six tickets; one of which the con
ductor in charge of the car retained as tare
for the ride. On the following day Mr. Rus
scll again boarded one of the defendant
company's cars and presented as tar- one
of the tickets he had purchased the day
before. The conductor refused to accept
the ticket (stating that he had been in
structed to accept nothing but cash), and
demanded cash from Mr. Russell. The lat
ter declined to pay cash, whereupon the car
vhs stopped and he was forctbiy ejected
The declaration further talleges that the
plaintiff was seriously bruised and injured
by the rough treatment he received; that he
was subjected to great mortification, as the
incIdent occurred in the presence of several
passengers, and that he was put to labor
and Inconvenience by being compelled to
walk half a mile to his home. The Chevy
Chase and Kensington tine ex'tends from
Chevy Chase lake to the town of Kensing
Messrs. James P. B. Veirs, Robert B.
Peter and Dr. R. C. Warfield left here this
morning for Chester, S. C., in which vicin
ity they will spend a week's shooting, All
three gentlemen are crack shots and anm
nually visit the southland to quest of game,
The Woman's Missionary Society of the
Rockvlille Baptist Church gave a Chinese
tea last evening at the residence of R1ev.
S. R. White, An interesting program was
rendered and the Christmas oiffring for
mission work in China was collected, Miss
Claudia 1J. White. recently returned from
China, where she was for eight years en
gaged in mission work, spoke of her ex
perience. Mr. Charles W. Prettyman sang
Rev, Howard (1. England of West Vir
glnia is visiting his parents at this place,
Master Uerry. son of Delegate 0, H. P.
Clark of this county, has been appointed .a
page in the Maryland house of delegater.
Miss Pauline Babbitt bas returned to her
home near Derwood, after spending abot
ten days with friends in Martinsburg, W.
Mrs. David 3. Br.-- Is town is
isiting her sister, Md Itadwin, In
MAY'OWS SPECIAL MESSAGE.
Reoimeuds That Tow'. B. Give.
rotection Ageaumt Fire.
Special Correasmias of Tha Evening Star.
L.AUREL, Md., January 4. 11100.
Mayor Edward Pheips has gent a special
message to the city council making recom
mendations, which, If adopted, will require
me legislatlon fromn the general assem
bly. On the subject of waterworks andi fire
protection the mayor said: "Our recent dires
demonstrate that ramdi steps must be
taken at once to protect the live, anti prop
erty of ou citizens. In 18U a bill wan
pased 'for aterworka,'but the mee.moity
met -being tiaeroughiy undestood.- it was
voted against by a nmajorty of our citi
mons at the spring election. In I64 it was
np.,sha ed a~oto fatet m plwene' s I