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The championship in doubles also went to Pennsylvania. Miss AcAteer and Miss Hunks defeating Miss Parker and Miss Champlin. the Canadian team, by 6-3, ft-7, 6-2. 5-7. Other scores: Consolation singles?Miss Lee defeated Miss Pennington 9-7, 2-6. 6-4. Mixed doubles?Miss Steever and Dr. Lee defeated Miss McAteer and Mr. I^e Valley 7-5. l-?. ?-2. Th* eastern players left Chicago last night for Cincinnati, where the American ^Ijiwii Tennis Association Is holding an open ' tournament this week. kelson Wins Easily. Th? fall race meet on the Watham, Mass., track yesterday had as Its principal event th? twenty-flve-mlle motor-paced race among John E. Nelson, Archie McEachern ?nd Jamt-s Moran, In which Nelson won, ' despite a number of accidents. At the ?tart Nelson caught his pace flrst, but In the first mile McEachern fell. Nelson and ^ioran had gained two laps before he start again. On the flrst lap of the second Cille the chain on Moran'a wheel broke nd this gave Nelson a big lead, which he Htept until th? flaiah. despite an accident to jjila own wheel and also one to his pacing , macl.ine. LABOR DAY SPORTS Potomacs Finish Second in Race for Junior Eights. JEFFRIES BARRED FROM BOXING Splendid Running and Trotting Races at Sheepshead and Hartford. * LATE BASE BALL GOSSIP The Middle States Regatta Association held its eleventh annual regatta on the Harlem river. New York, yesterday, and from every standpoint it was a success. | The entry list was of high class, the fin ishes close snd exciting, the weather tine and the water in the forenoon all that might be desired. A large crowd turned out to see the race*. All the ; ices were at one mile. A bad mix-up resulted in the junior pair oar event. Three crews started?the Non pareils, the Pennsylvania Barge Club and the Union Boat Club. The latter crew jumped away at the start, and at the quar ter led by two lengths. Soon afterward the Nonpareils were over into the Union's water, when the latter crew crashed into them. Immediately the Union stopped row ing, and bo did the Pennsylvania Barge Club. The referee disqualified the Nonpa reils and he ordered the race restarted. The Unions finally won by a length. The senior single sculls was a sore dis- ' appointment, for it was thought that John A. Rumohr of the Harlem Rowing Club had an easy win. Titus, the New Orleans sculler, led for a while, but dropped behind Rumohr and Mehrhoff at the three-quar ters. Then Rumohr fouled Mehrhoff and was disqualified. The race was rowed over from that mark and Mehrhoff won, with Titus second. The race of the day was the junior eight shell. This was by far the hottest race of the regatta. It was a terrific struggle between the Metropolitans, Potomacs. West Phlla delphias and Cliftons. All the crews were close together from start to finish, and there were not more than two lengths between the first and fourth crews at the end. The Staten Islands finished fifth, three lengths back. The Philadelphia men got a little the best of a fine start, and at the quarter they led by a few inches, with the Cliftons second and the Metropolitans third. "Hie Intter crew steered badly and lost ground. The Potomacs. who were in fourth place were rowing nicely. At the half the "Mets" and the West Philadelphias were together, with the Cliftons close up. The Potomacs had hit up their stroke, and were creeping up strong. At the three-quarters it was hard to separate the "Mets" and Poto macs. and the West Philadelphias were third, about half a length In front of the Cliftons. The race all through the last quarter was of the hair-raising order. Just bf fore the finish line was reached it looked as |f the Potomacs would win. The "Mets' " stroke hit it up with a final des perate effort in the last one hundred yards, and succeeded in forcing his crew over the line, winners by less than a quarter of a length. The Potomacs were second half a length in front of the West Philadelphias, who were the same distance in front of the Ciiftons. Time of the winning crew, 5.24%. Time of the second crew, 3.26. The summaries: Junior pair oar?Won bv Union B. C.. New York; Pennsylvania Barge Club. Phila delphia, second. No time taken. Junior centipede?Won by New York A. C., New York; Varuna B. C., Brooklyn, second. Time. 5m. 49>?s. Intermediate double sculls?Won by Bo hemian B. C.. Union B. C. second, Harlem R. C. third. Time. 6m. 22s. Intermediate four-oared gigs?Won by New Rochelle Club; Wyanoke Boat Club, New York, second; Crescent Boat Club, Philadelphia, third. Time. 6m. 4<?s. Junior eight-oared shell?Won by Metro politan Rowing Club, New York; Potomac Boat Club of Washington. D. C? second; West Philadelphia Boat Club of Philadel phia. third. Time. 5m. 24V,s. Intermediate singles?Won by Henry Hil bers, Wahnetah B. C.. Flushing, L. I.; Jos. Behrenskv, Bohemian B. C.. New York, second; Jesse W. Powers. Nassau Boat Club, New York, third. Time, 6m. 29s. Junior single sculls?Won by M Hirseh Harlem Rowing Club; S. S. Cramer, Lone Star Boat Club. New York, second; A C. McCloskey. Pennsylvania Barge Club, Philadelphia, third. Time. 6m. 3s. Junior double sculls?Won by New York A. C.. J. C. Anderson, bow; B. L. Zlmm, stroke; Harlem Rowing Club. Charles Sco field, bow; John Shultz, stroke, second Vesper Boat Club. Philadelphia, third.' Time. 5m. 40s. Senior four-oared shell?Won by Institute Boat Club. Newark. N. J.; Union Boat Club. New York, second: Crescent Boat Club. Philadelphia, third. Time. 5m. 1i?s. Junior four-oared gig?Final won by Met ropolitan Rowing Club: Clifton Boat Club, Staten Island, second: Crescent Boat Club Philadelphia, third. Time, 5.89. Senior eight-shell?Won by Dauntless Rowing Club. New York: Bohemian Boat Club, New York, second. Time, 4.49 1-4. EASTERN ATHI.ETICS VOX. < baniitlon Jrlfriri Prevented From SimrrlnjK by the Police. The double attraction of an Interesting ball game and a sparring match between Champion Jim Jeffries and Jack McCormick drew something like 3.500 spectators to Na tional Park yesterday afternoon. The sparring match was barred out by the po lice, but the game put up by the Eastern Athletic and Capital City teams, which was won by the former, the ^core being 8 to 4, proved exciting enough to satisfy every body, and very little kicking came from the onlookers over the action of the police au thorities. Lieutenant Kenney notified the base ball people in the morning that the fight would not be allowed, and also the champion and his manager at the grounds before the base ball gam<* started. Jeffries went on the diamond and umpired around the bases for five innings and then retired to put on his costume to continue the "bluff" that a sparring match was coming off. After the game the announcer introduced Jeffries and McCormick. and then Lieut. Kenney pre sented a paper to the fighters' manager. After a few seconds confab the paper was read to the spectators notifying them that It was against the law to spar in the Dis trict, and then everybody quietly filed out of the park. While the champion boxer was doubtless a drawing card for the after noon. most of the spectators were friends of the ball players and would have turned out to witness the game regardless of the added attraction. There is nothing of the "fakir" about Jef frie*. and to a Star reporter, after the game, he sad that he was sorry he couldn'r give his exhibition, as there were doubtless a taw of his admirers present who wanted to see him put up his hands. The cham pion is In excellent condition, giving a black eye to the assertion that he couldn't get In shape to meet FItxsimmons before the Hor ton law expired. Jeffries left last night for New York and will Immediately begin re hearsals for his theatrical venture, in which he will star. The contest between the Easterns and Capital City was replete with brilliant plays throughout, the weakness of the latter's pitcher in the eighth Inning allowing the former to score three runs and "cinch" the game Stanley, the ex-Senator, did the twirling for the Easterns, and he had his colored opponents at his mercy throughout the tallies being made by them In the first inning through loose fielding. Both teams are to be commended for the manner In which they accepted the decisions of the umpires, not a kick being made throughout the game. exciting finish. Jack Point and Ethelbert Ran a Dead Heat at Sheepafcead. Between 12,600 and 15.000 people took ad vantage of the holiday to visit the Sheeps head Bay race track yesterday. The t* In city handicap at one mile and a quar ter resulted in a stirring struggle, with a sensational dead heat at the wire between Ethelbert and Jack Point. They were only a neck before Kill^shandra, while the other four starters were only necks apart and all so closely bunched that a length did uot reparcte the first and last bora*. The starter caught them In line at the third break, and dropped big fit* to * good start. KiUashandra went out to make the running, closely attended by Ethelbert. Jack Point and Martimas. This was the order around the first turn, but going up the back stretch Spencer took Ethelbert back to fifth place, letting Martimas. .lack Point anil Decanter go by him. Klllashan-, <lra was two lengths in front and shewed the way to the stretch by a scant ha.it length as the field closed up. every horse looking to ha%-e a chance. A hard drive to the wire followed. Ethel , bert gradually wearing down the leaders : 011 the outsid*. while Jack Point was clon ing up with a rush on the mil. In the last jump Henry got Jack Point up to Ethel bert and they crossed the finish line so close together that the judges could not separate them. KiUashandra was only a neck away, with the others so closely bunched that a blanket could have covered the lot. The finish brought out a storm of cheers. Longshoreman won the autumn stakes, with Tod Sloane up. Conroy made the run ning for five furlongs, when Longshoreman, who had been running third, took command nnd won cleverly by a length. Plato won the Westbury steeplechase after a pretty race with Old Tank and Charagrace. The popular idol. Imp. galloped home in the last ' race with the good price of .1 to 1 ofTered. Kimberly at 5 to 1 took the first race easily | and Flewron at 12 to 1 beat Dollie Wiet : holT a head for the second event. SlfCESSKtL OI'EMXti. Grand I'lrcalt Meet at Hartfnrd Has an AuMitlclonn BeKlaning. The grand circuit meeting at Charter Oak Park, Hartford. Conn., opened yesterday afternoon, an attendance of over 8.000 oc cupying the stands and all available space. The racing was good, and Gov. Lounsbury and staff were visitors during the afternon. The events were easily the most interest ing of any opening day at the park. The Charter Oak purse for $10,000 was won by Georgena. Lord Derby, the favorite, had to be content with third place, although he pushed the mare to 2in the sec ond heat. Alameda was a good second, showing staying powers and speed, win ning the first heat with ease. The 2.30 pacing was won by Midway, a rank outsider, Evolute and Saltie Hook be ing on equal terms In the speculation, the other horses selling at nominal figures. Mid way. after having finished seventh and ninth in the first two heats, took the race in the three following. The 2.08 trotting brought out Arion. Lord Vincent. John Nolan and Grattan Boy. The conditions of this race were peculiar, each heat being considered a race for one-third of the money, divided, and the horse* draw ing for new positions in each heat. Grat tan Boy took all three heats, and his share of the money was SB50. In the second heat John Nolan "knuckled over" at the turn in a break and one of the bones in his fetlock was broken. He will probably be injured permanently and retire from the track. Nolan was sold by J. E. Hubinger this season to O. T. Kent of Cleveland. Ohio, for $10,000 and has been campaigned by Foote, who has driven him for three seasons, winning the Charter Oak stake In 1*?8. His best time is 2.08 flat. The 2.08 pacing was unfinished. Free Bond and Harry O. each taking a heat. BASE BALL.. Today's National League gamen Cincinnati at New York. St. Louis at Philadelphia. Chicago at Brooklyn. Pittsburg at Boston. Standing of the Club*. W. L. P C.; w. L. P.C. Brooklyn.... 04 39 .K2i;Cblcago 52 US .486 SO 48 ,55llClnelnnatl... Bo M .472 Philadelphia. 54 51 .BUfct. Louis.... 48 57 457 Boston 52 53 .495rNew York... 42 62 .404 Even Break at Kcw York. Cincinnati and the Giants played two games yesterday afternoon in New York before 12,000 people, the visitors winning the first game by the score of 10 to 4 and the second went to the home club by thfe score of 11 to 6, only five Innings being pla.yed In the second contest on account of darkness. Carrick went to pieces in the firs* game, allowing the Reds six runs in the last inning, while in the second Mercer held the visitors safe at all times. Follow ing are the scores by innings: First game: Cincinnati 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 6?10 New Wk 002101000-4 First l>ase on errors?Cincinnati, 8; New York, 1. Left on liases-Cincinnati, 5; New York, 12 First base on halls?Off Breltensteln. 6 off Carrick 1. Struck out-By BreltensU-lu, 2. .Sacrifice hits? ("rcoran Irwin. Van Haitian, Foster, Selbach, Srulth. Doyle and Carrick. Stolen liases?Barrett, Crawford and Grady. Double pluys?Stelnfeldt to Kehoe to irwln; Foster to Oleason to Doyle. Two base hits?Stelnfeldt and Hickman. Wild pitch? Carrick. Passed balls?Kehoe. Umpire?Mr Sny der. Time of game?2 hours. Second game: Cincinnati 0 4 0 1 1?6 New York 8 16 0 1-11 First base on errors?Cincinnati, 1. Left on bases -Cincinnati. 7; New York, 6. First buse on balls-Off Newton, 2; off Mercer, 2. Struck out? By Newton, 1; liy Mercer, 1. Sacrifice hit? Hickman. Stolen bases?Stelnfeldt. Mercer (2>, Hickman. Double plays?Foster to Gleason to Doyle. Two-base hits?Irwln and Bowermnn. Hit by pitcher?By Newton. Passed balls? Bowenuan. Cmpire -Mr. Snyder. Time of game-1 hour and 30 minutes. Brooklyn, JO| Chicago, T. Brooklyn won the afternoon game on its own grounds yesterday afternoon from the Chlcagos by the score of 10 to 7, through good batting and base running. Both pitch ers were hit reasonably hard, but the er rors of the visitors were costly. Following is the score by innings: Chicago 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2?7 Brooklyn 0 8 0 4 2 0 1 0 *?10 Lamed runs?Chicago. 2; Brooklyn. 2. Home run -Bradley. Three-base hit?Kelley. Two-base hits- Callahan and Daly. First base on errors? Chicago, 2; Brooklyn. 3. Left on bases?Chicago, 5; Brooklyn, 7. Struck out- By Kltson, 4; by Callahan. 2. Sacrifice hits-McCarthy. Mertes and Jones. Stolen bases-McCarthy. Bradley and Cross. First base on balls?Off Kltson. 1; off Callahan, 4. Wild pitch?Callahan. Umpire?Mr. Hurst. Time of game?2 hours and 3 minutes. IMttabnrg'n Doable Victory. The Plttsburgs secured a good start yes terday In Boston, defeating the Beaneaters in both games, the morning game being won by the score of 8 to 7 and the after noon contest 14 to 1. Wagner's home run In the ninth Inning won the first game for the Pirates, while Waddell's great pitch ing landed the second game to the visitors' credit. Following are the scores by in nings First game: Boston 8 0 0 0 0 8 1 0 0?7 PittBburg 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 1 8?8 Earned runs?Boston, 1- Pittsburg, 4. Two-base hits?Hamilton and F. Clarke. Three-base hit? Rltchey. Home runs?Collins, Duffy and Wagner. Stolen bases? Rltchey. Hamilton and Leach. Doa ble plays?Collins, Lowe and Tenny: Rltchey and O'Brien; Tenny (unassisted!. Sacrifice hit?Lowe. First base on balls?Off Willis, 5; off Leever, 8. Hit by pitched ball?Rltchey. Struck out?By Leever. 2. Passed ball?Clark. Umpire?Mr. O'Day. Time of (aue-2 hoars and 32 minutes. Second game: Boston 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0? 1 Pittsburg 0 9 0 1 0 1 1 0 2?14 Earned runs? Boston. 1; Pittsbiu*. 8. Two-base bits-Leach. Wagner and Cla>ke. Three-base hit? Waddell. Stolen bases?O'Brien (2). Zimmer and Beaumont. Double plays?Tenny, Lowe sad Tenny; Rltchey, Ely a no O'Brien. First base on balls Off Lewis, 3; off Waddell. 1. Struck out?By Lewis. 4: by Waddell, 4. Passed ball?Sullivan. Umpire?Mr. O'Day. Time of game?2 hours and 5 minutes. Philadelphia, 10s. St. Letts, 4. The Phillies won the afternoon game from St. Louis yesterday by the score of 10 to 4, duplicating their morning victory. The heavy batting of the Quakers turned the trick in the afternoon, the same as In the morning contest, the visiting pitchers being unable to hold them In check. Fol lowing is the score by innings: St. U>uls 00100120 0? 4 Philadelphia 0 1 0 2 0 7 0 0 x?10 Earned rnns?St. Loots. 1; Philadelphia. 6. Two base bits?Orth, Cross, Delehanty. Flick and Mc Graw. Three-base hits?McFarland and Lajoie. Home inn? Wolverton. Stolen bases?Flick, Thomas (2) and Slagle. Left on bases?Ut. Louis, 8; Phila delphia. 8. First base on halls?Off Jones. 1: off Orth. 1. Hit by pitched ball?McOraw. Keister. Lajole. Cross and Wolverton. Struck oot?By Jones, 1; by Orth, 8. Umpire?Mr. Emslle. Time of game?2 hours and IS minutes. Other Game* Played Yesterday. At Cleveland?Milwaukee, 1; Cleveland, 0 (eleven lnnlgs). At Chicago?Detroit, 7; Chicago, 6. De troit. 2; Chicago, 0 (second game). At Indianapolis?Indianapolis, S; Kansas City, 1. Indianapolis, 2; Kansas City, 1 (second game). At Rome?Utlca, 5; Rome, 4. At~"?Ulca?Utlca, IS; Rome, 2 (second game). At Schtnectady?Schenectady, 8; Cortland, ) 4. Schenectady, P; 3 Cortland. 0 (second game). At Elmira?Blngtrarmton, li; Elmlra, 3. At Troy?Troy. 8: Albany, 6. At Albany?AltttmJ1,*'5; Troy, 1 (second At Blnghamton?BAAhnmton. 3; E!mlra, 0. At Toronto?Toronto, 7; Montreal. 5. At Worcester?Providence, ?; Worces ter. 4. Jnii At Providence?Providence. 7; Worcester, 3 (second frame). - ?'!?} At Hartford?Hartford. 7; Springfield. 0. At Springfield?SprtlhTtfleld, 9; Hartford, 9 (second name?darkness). At Rochester?Syracuse. 3; Rochester. 2. * l.sbsr Dmr Base ^M*ll Attendance. Mornlug. v-t >. Afternoon. Dmnklrr S.flffl Hrnokl/n 6,000 Philadelphia l.<*>0 Philadelphia 6,840 lion ton. . .. 3,U0U|R9<iton... S.500 JNew Tort 12,000 Total 7,108# X Total 21).34ft Total for the day....... 36,517 The attendance at Labor day game? since lHW has been as follows: 1W*4. B7.624; 1895. <?,767; 1896. 68.617; 1897. 23,449; 1898. 14.988; 1899. 54.012, all for six cities; 1900 (for four cities), 36.5J7. New York's figures are for a double-header. There was no morning game. ?? Base Ball .\otei. "Labor day" was a "Jonah" for the St. Louis and Chicago teams. Mercer continued his good work yeater dfiy. defeating the Cincinnati* quite handily. "Merce" has become the Giants' winning twlrler. Brooklyns have a good lead for the cham pionship, but from yesterday's games the Pirates are in great shape, and the former mu*t not falter In the home stretch. The Philadelphia players and spectators were after Dan McGann yesterday. In re taliation for his scrap with Wolverton some time since, but the ex-senator played such a good game as to Anally win applause from the onlookers. "King Keliy" was on first for the East erns yesterday, and. as usual, played finely In the field, but appeared too anxious to kill the ball while at the bat to be effective. Kelly has just returned from the sou^t, where he has been playing good ball all season. It's a pretty fight between Boston, Pitts burg and Philadelphia for second place. Catcher Zimmer was sent after Rube Waddell Saturday and the great left paw joined the Plttsburgs yesterday. Six weeks mure of base ball and then the dead season of 1D0O will be buried without a groan from Washington. Phil Geler, the Washington lad. Is play ing shortstop for the Indianapolis team and doing good work. Cincinnati papers have been roasting Manager Allen for some time past for letting Phil get away from that city. Burkett has made thirty-six hits In the last twenty games ST. Louis has played. New York has made more errors up to date than any other t<*am in the league? 281. Brooklyn has the least?187. The Phil lies are sixth with "JZSt. Mercer is one of the finest pitchers in the league. His headwork is great.?Boston Globe. Hugh Duffy Is playing grand good ball these days, and while not making a lot of safe hits he Is meeting the ball In fin* style. Elmer Smith has developed Into the most timely hitter on the New York team. The Gotham critics do not tire of singing his praises. From Buffalo comes the information that Comiskey has accused his players of throw ing him down, so that the Chicagos will not come in first. Cpmmy has returned Pitcher Doheny to'^TfeiJj"York. The Philadelphia elub is said to have dropped to the faut (hat Delehanty Is not a first baseman, and will look for a man to fill that position properly. Aside from his worth as a hitter; Delehanty really Is of no great value to 'the Quakers. The New Yorks play most of their games from now until the close of the season on their home grounds. .Under the circum stances there is a good prospect of the Giants finishing higher than eighth. The Pittsburg H;me Ball Club has closed a deal for the purchase of Catcher "Jigs" Donohue from the Dayton Interstate League Club. D.onuhue will join Pittsburg at Brooklyn. , ; t Ted Sullivan arrived in Chicago Saturday. He says that all the minor league players he captured for Chfcago are now walking for that city and are expected to arrive by the time the team returns from the east. He says he has left nothing In any of the minor leagues worth -picking. Bresnehan, who took Dexfcer's place be hind the bat for Chicago in the seventh In ning Saturday, pitched for Washington sea son before last. He was released because he wanted the salary limit, and since that time has been playing in the minor leagues both as a pitcher and a catcher. Dillon of Detroit tried to spike Kelly, the Indianapolis first baseman. In Saturday's game and then threw a pop bottle Into the bleachers, for which he was put out of the game. As pop bottles do not grow in the outfield, it is likely that the bleachers first threw It at Dillon. Boston has a betting ring back of third base where as much money changes hands as in Pittsburg, and Thursday there was said to have been at least $5,000 wagered at 9100 to l>4<) on Boston.?New York Journal. At present Pittsburg is by far the best city In the National League circuit. The Pirates have been drawing even better at home than did the Phillies In their last series In the Quaker city. A winning team is almost certain of good support in any National League city-^except Brooklyn. "Dummy" Hoy proves every day that he is one of the best fielders In the business. He made a number of brilliant catches and In the sixth made a play that was wellnigh impossible. He ran from deep center al most to the shortstop's position to land a high one from Laily's bat and gained a big ovation from the fans In consequence.? Chicago Record. Fred Clarke placed a fly In short right field Saturday that everybody Beemed to think would go safe, but Patsy Donovan, formerly manager of the Pirates, scooped in the ball on a dead run. Clarke was sur prised at the play anu joined the spectators In applauding Pat. That an attempt will be made to form an other base ball association next year Is without question. The owners of the Na tional League clubs need not delude the-n selves with the Idea that they are going to have a peaceful winter. On the contrary, there are Indications of war, and plenty of Sheriff Shay Again Interferes. The Enterprise Athletic Club gave Its opening exhibition In Its new club house at Chesapeake Junction last evening, the com plete success of which was marred by the Interference of Sheriff Shay of Prince George's county. The program included songs, dances and sparring bouts. There were four bouts of four rounds each, and all but the last were allowed by the sheriff. Billy Payne of Baltljnore got the decision over Fred Primrose of this city; Charles West stopped Aleck Brown in three rounds and the bout between Kid Hennlng of this city and Charles Katx of Baltimore was declared a draw. What was to have been the star bout was stopped in the third round by the sheriff because one of the men had been kno<^ed down. The contest ants were Billy Pcptea, champion of the District, and Black. JETUzslmmons of Nor folk. It was llm&ttl 7t? four rounds to please the sheriff, hut would not hav? gone that far even If ha- baa not stopped It In the third round. Pcstov outclassed his op ponent and could Mail y-have put him out if he had been so disposed. It Is said that Peyton will be matched with Creedon or some other heavy weight tof repute, and that the fight will be pelle4r off in one of the theaters in Baltinv^re. .where such things are countenanced bjy the authorities. Claclaamtl Ten Mia Tonrney Starts. A tournament unftfer the auspices of the Ohio Lawn TennlS't Astfbciation opened at Cincinnati yesterday on Che grounds of the Avondaie Athletic iCtabj to be continued until Saturday. Player^ from a distance were Charles Farbar of Columbus, Ohio; Dr. Stephens of Pldsbur*. Pa., and Messrs. Little and Alexander, ^he Princeton ex perts. The following games were played: Women's singles, preliminary round?Miss Leaman beat Miss Elliott 0-1. 6-3; .Miss Marty Hunt beat Miss MendeohaU 0-3, 6-3; Miss Closterman beat Miss StimsoTWl-O, 6-1. Men's singles?Charles Farber beat C. Spickerman 6-1, 6-1; Robert Mitchell beat E. S. Smith 6-2, 6-4; Ernest,Diehl beat Dean Emerson 6-3. 6-2; William Hunt beat O. Remelln 6-1, 6-4; John Roche beat N. Pee bles 6-3, 6-4; G. Vaughan beat E. B. Cole 6-2, 3-6, 6-1. Women's doubles?Misses Closterman and Hunt beat Misses SUnison and Bertoli 6-3, 6-0. Men's doubles?R. Mitchell and B. Hollls ter beat E. L Hutchlns and A. S. Granger 6-1, 6-0; R. B. Little and F. B. Alexander beat Carles Farber and Frank Garrison 6-<fc 6-2. Ella Taylor, colored, living at No. 311 C street southwest, became ill on the steamer River Queen last night. Upon the arrival of the* boat at the wharf , the sick- woman was removed to her home in the patrol ya?oa. SMALL-GAUGE GUNS Efficiency at Clay and Live Pigeons" Thoroughly Demonstrated. THEIR FIRST TEST IM MATCHES Excellent Scores Made in the La bor Day Tournament. STUEBENER BEATS NUTTING A large number of local sportsmen gath ered it Stuebener's, on the Bladensburg road, near Highlands, yesterday In attend ance upon the Labor day tournament, but more particularly to witness the first real test of small-gauge shotguns at the traps, .with clay pigeons and live pigeons as tar gets. When the throng gathered it was composed of a few who believed that a 28 gauge gun would do equally as good execu tion as a standard 12-gauge. despite the smaller charge of powder and shot, and a large number of others who simply derided the possibility of such a thing. When the shooting was concluded there was not a man present who was not compelled to ad mit that the 28-bores will do all that Is claimed for them, and do It handsomely. The efficacy of small gauge for live pigeons was also thoroughly demonstrated, as many of the latter were shot at and were killed as cleanly and quickly as any birds ever sprung from a trap, and the majority of them never fluttered after being struck. All the sportsmen who participated in the shoots, except Mr. Duvall, were experienced. Mr. Duvall has but recently taken up the sport and has become a remarkably clever shot. Moat Hold ra to Objeet*. Participants found that It was not wise to lead a clay pigeon or a live one with a small gauge, as far as their experience has taught them to do with a twelve gauge, the former driving shot with greater velocity than the latter, beading in shooting, it may be explained, is to aim slightly ahead of a live or clay pigeon, going to the right or left. In order to make the charge meet the object In flight, or aiming slightly above a rising bird or slightly below a dropping one. With a small gauge It Is well to bold the gun direct on the object when the trig ger is pulled. Each man who shot at a twenty-eight gauge used sheila loaded with one and three-quarter drachms of E. C. powder and flve-elghths of an ounce of No. 8 shot. The guns were all of the Par ker make, and it is interesting to note in this connection that the firm of Parker Brothers was' led to take up the manufac ture of these little fellows by Mr. Arthur Mattlngly of this city, who la the pioneer in the small-gauge gun use in this vicinity, having shot a twenty-gauge In his exten sive and successful field shooting for sev eral years. The first gauge events were at clay pig eons. 16 yards' rise, thrown from five traps, being the regular conditions for standard 12 gauge. The Excellent Score*. The results were as follows: Wagner broke 37 out of 40; Hunter broke 37 out of 40, missing three of his first ten and break ing thirty straight; Duvall broke 33 out of 40; Mattlngly 32 out of 40; Jones 15 out of 2<>; Stuebener 19 out of 30, and Brown 15 out of 25. In the last match Hunter broke 10 and Mattlngly, Duvall, Brown and Dickerson 8 each, an excellent percentage with any kind of gun. Nine out of every ten tar gets struck were smashed into smithereens. Good Work at Double*. A shoot at ten doubles, clay pigeons, was then pulled off. Nutting and Mattlngly shooting their twenty-eights and the others twelves, with shells loaded appropriately for that style of gun. Mattlngly missed the couple first sprung and broke the re maining eight. Nutting broke seven orit of ten. Jones and Duvall got eight each. George Wise and Nutting seven each, and Hunter five. Brown did some great shooting, break ing nine out of his first ten, and then break ing five pairs straight, making the pretty record of 19 out of 20 at doubles. A shoot at five live birds, 20 yards' rise, was made up between Hunter and Dicker son for 28 bores. Hunter killed straight and Dickerson missed his fourth. Stuebener Defeat* Xattlnn. Then came the twenty-flve live bird con test between Phil Stuebener and Ralph Nut ting. The birds were released at twenty flve yards' rise from five traps five yards apart. Both men shot twenty-bore Parker guns. It was nip and tuck for the first fifteen birds, with scores even, thirteen out of fifteen, but Nutting seemed to get rat tled because his two last birds had both fallen dead Just out of bounds. He lost four more out of his next ten, two being dead out of bounds, losing the match by two birds, Stuebener killing twenty-one to his nineteen. Neither man used his second barrel more than four or five times, the first barrel killing them dead when struck. The same was the case with the birds killed by Hun ter and Dickerson, with the twenty-eight bores, scarcely a flutter being noticeable after the pigeons were grassed. There was considerable crowding by the spectators upon the backs of shooters, scorers, trap puller and referee, a fault. It is declared, which has been too frequently noticeable at tournaments In this vicinity. It Is a practice that sometimes unnerves participants in matches and all agree that It should be summarily stopped in future. Nutting and Stuebener were compelled to direct "pull" several times yesterday with the crowd almost shoving against their right elbows. Talking to the men at the traps by spectators should also be made unpleasant for those who Indulge in sense less Jabber when a man has his gun to his shoulder. In these respects, it Is to be hoped, future tournaments will be better managed. AFFAIRS IN GEORGETOWN. Patrol Wanroa Col I id en With Electric far?General Netvi. The patrol wagon of the Georgetown sta tion was struck by car 61 of the George town and Tenleytown railroad this morn ing shortly after 10:30 o'clock, at 82d street and Dumbarton avenue. The wagon came out with only a few scratches. The driver, Walter Walter, was thrown out, landing beneath the horse, but escaped with a bruised hip. The fender of the car was damaged. The car wlfcch collided with the wagon was a regular Tenleytown car, com ing south on 32d street. Instead of keep ing straight down to M street, as was ex pected. the car rounded into Dumbarton avenue. The patrol wagon was on the right side of the street. The driver did not see the open switch, It Is stated, a man gen erally b*ing at the point to hold the chain and keep the track open. It Is also claimed that the motorman of the car failed to ring his bell. The car rounded the curve so quickly as to catch the wagon squarely on the track. Mrs. Nellie Dugan, one of the old resi dents of Georgetown, died this morning at 2:46 o'clock, at the home of her son, Mr. Patrick Dugan, at 8285 M street, after a protracted Illness. The deceased was born In the parish of Ross, County Cork. Ire land, eighty years ago. She came to Amer ica In 1846, and had been a resident of the District since 1850. She was the mother of Mr. Patrick Dugan. with whom she lived, and also Mr. John Dugan, a weir known liveryman, and Mr. Michael Dugan, at one time a contractor for street sweep ing. The funeral will be held Thursday morning at 9 o'clock from Trinity Church. Michael Peter, a grocer of Jefferson street, reported to the police yesterday the theft of a number of checks, aggregating in value $140. The checks were received in the course of business, and the pro prietor left them on his counter while he looked after something else, being away for only a short time. When he returned the checks had disappeared, and believing that they had been stolen he reported the matter to the police. Mrs. Kate M. Smith fa on a visit to her youngest son, Mr. W. B. Smith of Chicago, where she will remain until the latter part of the month. Matt Trimble and a companion came Into Georgetown yesterday, driving In from the country, and placed their vehlde in Dame's livery stable. While In the place. It is said. <mn one stole two*-rerrohrew which were under the seaU The matter was reported to tht polio*. Our Salesroom is considered the handsomest one of its kind v~- in the United States. Largest and Handsomest Display * Iron amid Brass Beds ever shown no this city. Our fall display of Iron and Brass Redsteads and Cribs is by far the largest?and certainly the handsomest?ever dis played in Washington. VVe fit all these beds with ball-bearing brass casters? and if they should become tarnished or discolored within a period of 5 years we obligate ourselves to relacquer or re ertamel them FREE OF CHARGE?This emphasizes the confidence we have in all our metallic goods. We Sell All Kinds of Fine Bedding at Retail?At Factory Prices. Stop in and see our big display of Iron and Rrass Reds, Mattresses, Box Couches, etc. Everything at retail?at factory prices. MATTRESSES REMADE. We remake old HAIR MATTRESSES equal to Dew at amall expena*. One third of your time la spent In bed? therefore be comfortable. CARPETS CLEANED. Wo dean Carpet a thoroughly?take out all the dust and grit?'without tearing or otherwise Injuring them. I>rop pos tal or 'pbone 425 for wogooa to call. CTIf voii haTe any IRON or BRASS BEDSTEADS that need RELACQrER ING or RE-ENAMELIXG?drop us a po*t?l--or "ph >ne 425 We'll call for them and "touch them up" equal to new?at SMALL COST. Ours Is the only plant for doing such work In the District. It 7th and K Streets. Only nanuffacturers of Bedding in the District. m 3 Fall-weight Jackets. A splendid line in all the newest styles. Materials are coverts, cheviots and Broad cloths, in black, gray and tan. Every one lined with high-grade taffeta silk. We of fer these jackets tomorrow at considerably lower prices than will be quoted in a few weeks hence. Black Silk Etons, $12. Worth a great deal more. Of extra quality black taffeta silk?also silk lined. Tucked all over. Etons will be more popu lar than ever the coming fall. It is a most 0 practical and jaunty garment, as it can be used as a separate jacket or worn with black skirt, thus forming a stylish Tailor-made Suit. We offer a good line of regular $10 and $12 Taffeta Silk Waists, in a large choice of colors and styles, for $6. Extra Fine Linen, Pique and Denim Skirts, worth up to $16.50, for $7.85. Another lot of Wash Skirts, worth up to $8.75, for $4.5a Probably enough Shirt Waists for one day's selling. Waists worth up to $2.00 now 65c. Waists worth up to $3.00 now 95c. ? Waists worth up to $4.50 now $1.75. W'aists worth up to $6.75 now $2.75. Parker, Bridget <& Co. Head=to=Foot Outfitters, Pa. Ave. and 9th St. "TOPEKA JOE'S" ESCAPE BREAKS OIT OF JAIL AND STILL AT LARGE. Richmond Prison Not Proof Agalntt His SklU-OprrRtloBi of a Gang of Five. "Joe" Rapley. alias "Topeka Joe," the al leged bank burglar, who escaped from the ' Richmond, Va? Jail yesterday morning, where he was held on a charge of having participated In the robbery of the Will iamsburg. Va., Bank, as published in yes terday's Star, is still at large. The fugi tive is well known in Baltimore, where he conducted a saloon on Canton avenue. It was in this saloon. It Is alleged, that the robbery of the Williamsburg Bank was planned. It Is Bald that Ave men were in the gang, and that they got from several banks in small towns In Virginia about $16,000. "Topeka Joe" was suspected by the Pin kerton detectives of being implicated In the numerous robberies, and one of them was sent to Baltimore to locate the sus pect's wife. This particular detective fol lowed the woman from the Baltimore house to Portland, Ore., and when her husband met her he promptly placed him under ar rest. It was less than one month ago that the detective passed through here with the prisoner and delivered him to the sheriff at Williamsburg. "Topeka Joe" had broken jail Ave times, it was said, and the sheriff, fearing the county jail would not hold him, hurried him off to Richmond, where he was put in a cell that had held danger ous criminals. A few days ago the pris oner telegraphed his brother to send him $50, but, so far as the jail officials are aware, the money did not arrive before the prisoner escaped. Foola the Guard. At 2 o'clock yesterday morning the pris oner was In his ce'l apparently asleep when the guard made the rounds of the corri dors. One hour later the door of his cell was found to be open and the cot behind the bars was not occupied. A wooden key made from a place of broom handle showed how the lock had been opened, while a rope, with which the fugitive had lowered himself from the cell window, was also found. Pieces of a blanket and bed ticking had been used in making the rope, which was fully thirty feet long. The Ave men alleged to have composed the gang were John Butler, alias " 'Frisco Slim," who is known as the prince of bank burg'ars; "Sam" Ritchie, "Hutch" Kearney, "Topeka Joe** and "Michigan Red." Until yesterday morning "Michigan Red" was the only one of the party who was at large, and It Is believed "Topeka Joe" left Richmond to meet him. The five men. It is claimed, were In the habit of meeting at the Balti more saloon kept by 'Topeka Joe," and from there they went oh fishing expedi tions down the bay on a yacht. These fish ing trips, it is now believed, were taken for the purpose of going to Virginia and rob bing banks. , ^Firat to Be Arrested. A little more than three months ago "Sam" Ritchie, tb? lint of the fang to be caught, was arrested in Baltimore by De tective Tom O'Donnell. Round Sergeant Peter Riley and a Pinkerton detective. They found him running a saloon at No. 20 East Lee street. He was sent to Iowa to answer charges of bank burglary. His arrest was followed by the flight of tha other members of the gang, and "Topeka Joe's" wife, who was known as Mrs. Susie Evans, remained in charge of the Canton avenue saloon and headquarters. Most of the police department of tha large cities have copies of "Topeka Joe's" photograph, and every effort is being made to recapture him. It is believed by some of the local de tectives that the fugitive i* one of the men who was charged with complicity in the robbery o?,the safe at the Alexandria Ferry Company's office, at the foot of 7th street, Ave years ago. If he is really the man re ferred to he was not known as Rapley at that time. REPUBLICAN CLl'B FORMED. Organiiatlon for Support of McKtaley, RooNfvelt and Pearre. Special Correspondence of The Evening Star. KENSINGTON. September 4, 1900. The announcement of the proposed for mation of a republican club at Kensington brought together a large and enthusiastic gathering at the office of the Montgomery Press Monday evening. Mayor C. W. Clum called the meeting lo order, with J. Harry Cunningham acting as secretary'. A com mittee on constitution and by-laws, con sisting of Mr. J. W. Townsend, Kensington; M. L. Littlefleld. Lay Hill; Major C. H. Lawrence, Linden; J. H. Austin, Garrett Park, and A. M. Proctor, Capitol View, was selected. The committee decided on the name, "McKinley, Roosevelt and Pearre Club," and provided for weekly meetings until the close of the campaign. No initia tion fee or dues were required, and all who will work for republican success are to be welcomed. The permanent officers elected were: C. W. Clum. president; J. Harry Cunningham, secretary; Newman G. Little, corresponding secretary; Albert S. Gatley, treasurer, and Thomas M. Holbrunner. sergeant-at-arms, with Messrs. W. B. Weller, Kirk Aiderton, C. H. Lawrence, A. M. Proctor and George Duvall as vice presidents. Speeches were made by Col. Geddes, Ar thur Hendricks, Major Lawrence, John T. Brady and Charles Webster. Committees on public meetings and registration, etc.. were provided for. and a li?t was passed for signatures, which added forty-seven names to the club and secured in advance suffi cient funds for the meetings proposed. Th<? next meeting will be held In the town hall, when speeches and various forms of en tertainment are promised. IMN8ESTI0N. Hertford's Acid PhMphate Mains dilution easy. If your dinner distresses yon, half a teaspoon in half a glass of water win give quick relief. Cina"? bm? um Hocsroas's oa wrapper.