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" Wonder What Mertz Will Say Today.
Sterm eeas 6 p.m. daily: S p.m. 82tardayS. Store closes 1 p.m. tomorrow. Overcoats To +0 4~ Order; at + 9050+| T'LL pay you to profit $ by this special now. Closing out the last ends of bolts of black, blue, Oxford and fancy fabrics, worth to $22.50- - for $9.50. Suit ode, $9.50. Choice of Black and Fancy Suitings, worth to $20-for $9.50. Full Dress Suits for Inaugural $ Ball, to order, $17-50 up. Mertz and Mertz Co.,+ .2 906 F Street. SHAVING tIb a genuine pleasure-NOT a dis agreeable task-when the JUBL E.OR In used. Especially commended to men who're "hard to shiave." Every razor guarnteed to satisty-exchanged It It do s not Price, $2.50. 171 ne t one year without charge. WALFOURD'STw' "ave 60O Pa. %ve. '8'OPTING AND ATHLETIC GOODS. te21-tn.th.w.20 The New Hats Are on Show. Time to retire the Win ter Hats-no matter whether they're just as good as they ever were.or not. There's a change of style that makes the last season's productions look Y passe. Like to have you look through the lines here. Hats right up to the minute in style. and we've persuaded the makers through means called "good buying" to crowd the very limit of qual itv in the hats we've bought. Head-to-Foot Outfitters, 9th and Pa. Ave./ Get Your B~aI Team Together * an e us thasure thein fo unifors * * g' s t he ileld zit the first leep of spring. Ms A. Tappan & Co., m fe~d-lld TI~12's Wlorld bldg.. ONE No. N.Y City. BEST $1 Mfonthly. BET 1283 Smoke Las Brevas, c A lear linvan Cigar--the beat 0) (i.aa Brevas. 3 for 25c., beat and biggest.) Phoenix Cigar Co., ja13aTst.lo California Land Jrraud Cases. The argument in the case~s of Benson, Hyde and Dimond, charged with conspiracy to defraud the government by securing pos session of public land in California by ible gal process, was begun yesterday, the case of Benson being first considered. These men are accused by the government of aip propriauing several hundred thousand acres of land, but in the present proceedings they are resistinkg removal to the District of Columbia. in the Supreme Court of whjcil they were indicted. The case was arguedi for Benson by F. H. Platt of New Yox and J. C. Campbell of San Francisco, and for the government by Francis J. Heney, the special attorney who has been proise cutling the Oregon land cases at Portland. Councilmen Charged by Mayor. In the Cleveland (Ohio) city council las. night Mayor Tom L. Johnson directh charged Councilmen Dewar and Wilke democrats, with having accepted bribet from the Cleveland EClectric Ifluminating Company. At the same time Mayor John. son charged that the votes of all the re publican members of the city council har been influenced by contributions from tha company to the last campaign fund of th4 republicans and to the campaign expenset of the republican candidates for city coun The charges are the outcome of Mayo Johnson's allegation of two weeks ago tha1 the recent defeat of the ordinance to anne, the village of South Brooklyn to the clta of Cleveland had been brought about ha undue indluence. The engine of the regular passenger triz on the Central of Georgia railway, widal left Albany. Ga.. yesterday afternoon, weni through the bridge spanning ths Chatta hoochee river at Columbia, Ala, The en, glue plunged into the mnuddy vaters e the swollen stream. earrytag- with it aMi krune anirinaa Eba Pate and Fiemas C.. Den. The ag ag nd s ail cmt falling locomotive, and was bald :n ine onyby the coupling to thesendca SPORTS OF ALL SORT Manager Stahl Pleased With Season's Outlook. WILL SOON BE HERE NAY A3OLIH 7E3i TICnET TO a ARXY AND NAVY GAXE. Interesting Boawling Nattles-Rig Tennis Tourney Down to Semi Finals-Turf and Track Notes, The owners of the Washington Base Ball Club are fast shaping up matters for the coming season. All the assessed stock has been paid In and the dissatisfied stockhold- 3 era, who would. not meet the assessment, have been bought out. This is a result much desired, as it contracts the holdings and prevents dissensions. On the present 1 lines the club will be in but few hands at I the starting of the season, and quick re- J suits, one way or the other, are bound to follow. A letter from Manager Jake Stahlsays that V he expects to be In Washington to witness I the Inauguration, and from the ten*or of his y epistle, It is more than likely that other 1 Washington players will be here at the same time. President Johnson has already received several signed contracts from the players, all of whom were brought around I by the young manager. Mr. Stahl is very B jubilant over the team's outlook for the 3 coming season and says he is confident i everybody on the team will put forth his best efforts. "I know what the different boys can do," says Manager Stahl, "and if they will try g their best I will ask for nothing more. The i pitching staff is a strong one, and 'Old Boy' B Kittredge has promised to help me to round C out the remainder of the team, so that everybody will be trying to win from the first to the last inning. If I can get the boys to thinking that they are as good as the other fellows we will pick up many M games that would be lost otherwise." % One of the most picturesque and interest- M ing figures of- the base ball world is Ted Sullivan, who is at present in Washington and will remain here until after President Roosevelt is inaugurated. Mr. Sullivan al ways has a warm spot In his heart for this y city. as it marked several of the brightest j milestones in his career as a leader In base v ball. He it was that secured the great out fielders' Hoy and Wilmot for the Wash ington club and missed Tom McCarthy by a hair, in years gone by. At the pres ent time Mr. Sullivan is acting as agent ( for several National League magnates in V the matter of securing players and also I has a weather eye on Virginia in case a state league is organized down there. His letters to the Sporting News are crowded with bright, newsy matter, and he un doubtedly understands base ball from ( every level and angle. Ted had been V working down in Virginia this winter, J organizing a state league, and had every thing In fine shape when the Eastern League moguls "cut in" and claimed Richmond. This threw matters in the air for a short time and made Sulivan so mad that he wrote the following para graph to the Sporting News: "There is a bill likely to pass through Con gress before March 4. whereby sovereign and divine right will be granted to the Eastern Base Ball League over the territory of Manila, in the Philippines, for two years, to enable P. T. Powers and his associates to conclude whether they will move the Montreal franchise there or not. They already have the machinery of the National Association at their command. Why not t the United States government? "The commission did a very wise thing when they obliterated the 'block houses' on their line of legislation in striking out the non-reserve clause of contracts." t TWO WAYSIDE TALES, Humor of Comiskey and Tom Loftus Illustrated.S From a Chicago Exchange. "The minute a man is made an umpire 1 he becomes Comiskey's enemy for life," d said Joe Cantillon the other day. "When I was umpiring in the American League I took an acquaintance out to the South Side grounds here one day, and sent word I in to Comiskey I had a friend with me for whom I wanted a pass. "Back came Secretary Fredericks with an 1 armful of passes and instructions from the V 'Old Roman' to give my guest every atten tion, as I was the first umpire he had ever 1 heard of who really had a friend on earth."] "Well. Comiskey isn't any more sarcastic than his old friend, Tom Loftus," spoke up Jack Sheridan, who was also in a fanning a mood. "I was visiting with Loftus one day, in a 1 hotel corridor, and Pitcher Jack Powell of 1 the New York team came in, and Loftus, to t my surprise, did not speak to him. As Tom a was then manager of the Washingtons and his team regularly meeting Powell anda often knocking him out of the box, I was sure the two must be acquainted. "Powell, evidently not wanting to Intrude, sauntered off by himself, showing his huge shoulders to us. I called after him and re minded Loftus whom the fellow was, and said: "rom, you know Jack Powell?' " 'Oh, yes.' said Loftus. 'Now that I see his back I do remember him. Whenever 1 see him on the field he is always go'ng toward the club house.' " ABXY AND NAVY GAME. Proposition to Abolish Tree Tickets to Rig Foot Ball Contest. Ever since the annual foot ball games between West Point and Annapolis have been resumed in Philadelphia there has been a wholesale contention over free tickets, says the Ledger of that city. Rep resentatives, senators, politicians galore have seized upon the occasion to pay social and political debts. As a result the laity have been forced to take the few that are left or else buy at premiums from some un scrupulous middy, cadet or favored poli tician who sought to make the occasion one of profit. The annual game of foot ball between the midshipmen and the West Pointers seems to be regarded by the athletic aseociations of the two branches of the service as a per manent affair, and they are noir consider ing the future policy and conduct of these interesting events. The detail of the arrangements wrhich seems to give the management most trouble is the disposition of the tickets of admis sion, and the suggestion is unow made thaat the trouble be ended by isfilng them instead of by gtving them away, as hetetofore. Commander W. F. Halsey, beerstary 'of the naval association, has sent to the mem bers a circular asking for a postal-card vote for or against the plan of seiling tickets. The game, as all know, has in iate years taken place in the athletic Ae1d of the Uni versity of Pennsylvania, at Franklin field. For the use of the field the university re ceives one-third of the tlkets (s.1U). and the army and navy each the same-numaber' At first all wee comifd ey, ad the demand for them has been se*reat that & was found impeobe ft. gaatl even a large propertion of it. In 3968 the uveruity, tlm~w bie to give eatiseetion in the tion of its aflitent, dethrmne to s4 M tickets, and to dote the.aet eipoI ebarities of tho arSyen auy I bas worked ualo poil' tha h Iservice associations seem t be in fvor ad Iadopting It. Their annone hae Iped than that which the 'o v gre b tihe een pneas wmgesed, but nostWt -sni So16roff to asb s at ree he vicinfty of two Im the M Glut betwUe the two - arg .dmission to the rst game to raise monY o erect grad stands and necesea-y band sI "ad after that todivide 30,003 tickets etween arm? ad navy for free distribS [on as ang"Anvited guests. In some respects it would be Inuch more egirable to have the =a90= saternately At Vest Point and Annapolis. One oect Of he games Is to promote a feeling of coa adeship between the oficers of the two Canches of the service, and this could be one better If the members of the two choot could OCcuPY the pae of host.-ant uest. But this is perhaps impracticable, ecause of the lack of facilities at Annapo La and West Point for accommodating the -ast crowds that gather to witness the ames, which are not only most interest:n s games, but as social gatherings. The annual report of Commander Hase omplains that the conditions growing out f the demands for tickets of admission are tolerable. The public can well under tand bow, this is so and can syaMpathiSe ith his-desire to mend them. DOWLIG RATTLES. out Leagues a Out Tams Last 'Might. p OFFICE LEAGUE. XIONLAYOUS - lt. Secofd. lbt hompton..........-.-- 196 132 .e... ...... ... .-1 4 1 132 eningte.............144 lo3 15 [cGrath................156 1 1 =,m 1......... -.......164 14 Totals.............. 1 794 7 STATION B. First. Second Third. Asney................. 124 132 170 erkman................... 127 13 141 11 130 202 V1edon............-.----- 13 162 [ameber...............- g rber...................-15- 1-- -- Totals................ -763 4 REAL lSTATE LEAGrE. FISHER & CO. irst. Second. Thir eyle ..........- .-.- - 1- 172 mith................... 144 179 142 rashears............... 133 153 146 tchell................. 151 199 123 ker...................11 137 163 Totals...............--4- 7 249 ASSESSORS. First. Second. Third. te .................... 11 2-. 13 rtonl................. - igham..................... 14316 onsaren.............. 198 15T 206 artla ................... 164 149 181 Totals8................... 2 WAfINGTOX RAILWAY RELIEF ASSOC'N. MECANICAL First- Second. Third. eer..................149 40 152 ayers..................147 161 183 lllngton................ 150 152 157 orning.................134 157 146 ril.s.................. I199 149 120 Totals.................-77 779 763 COLUMBIA. First. Second. Third. teock.................. 193 166 156 : i mtony.................. 124 141 133 arn g............. . . 99 146 137 Hnklnh................. 157 200 149 renill.................. 121 151 161 Totals.................. 813 CARROLL IN4STITUTE LEAGUE. TEAM A. First. Second. Third. Illec.................. 19 134 13 tugrue.................. 141 115 156 rwley................ 126 177 114 ar.....................141 135 133 Mnkh.. .................. 152 161 19 Totals................. 681 TEAM C. Firs. Second. Third. ollander.1.............. 41 12 132 ................... 186 12 14 Vog" .................. 134 175 128 111am.2................134 16 142 McCarthy............... 146 134 161 Totals.................. 6 NMOOR TENNI TOURNEY [rant, Palmer and DewhurSt A In the Semi-Fia . The indoor tennis players reached the em-final round brackets in singles and oubles yesterday in New York in the na onal tournament for championship hon r. Wylie C. Grant. the present champion; L. H. Palmer and E. B. Dewhurst gained her places In the- singles, while, In-the. oubles Grant and' Dewhurst 'took' their lace because of the default of the Kings onity pair, Frederick G. Anderson and E. .H. Pendergast. The light was dim on he courts at the -ath Regiment Armory. and he big space was so chilly that it numbed he comnetitors. E. B. Dewhurst, the Australian. champion f the University of Pennsylvania, engaged 'alhoun Cragih. former champion of the th Regiment, in the most hotly contested riatch of the day. Cragin was familiar pith the board courts, and he possessed eadly accuracy. Cragin was three times rthin a stroke of. the first set, and lost Lat 8-6. By swift placing and passing e took the second set at 6-4. and obtained lead of 4-2 on the deciding set. At this )ewhurst, by sheer rapidity of his volleys nd cross court shots. won the next four ames, the get and match at 6-4. R. H. Palmer of the Indoor Tennis Club von his a~ngles match from the regimental layer, W. B. Cragin. Jr. Palmer is one F Ihe unknow nuanlliteq lI this tourna hot pa an........... t77 defea Pame,8h ranth withmr an e rtAei Seea fthe semi-finalmtce. wl Teinortni playerstdareacheddiio the no eifno rudakt n singles wilbandn nefotwl bes aeteray botno he Yokinl themna owabu trnamentafor thampionehop then Snl. Wylirton-We C. GrantNew mpork T. . Paead RoErt B. DewhurstNe gaine T.i plces in duthe Canghes, .rhle 7oth gi Seodr dWloube. Grant. Newrs tk thbT. daeease of th defearuard of0 the K6ngs . H. Praiergast.oo The Cigh defates3 d mo In cortsath 7th egiment . 6 Armory,5 adw E. t. ewhsan dethedustalhoan, chamion7t fteet T.ivA.it 84f 4ensy, anaengge alhoe (is rd-on Cragin, fomrchm nd fth areo ey7th Regment tems t.y. conteted K Tatchr ofd the da. CrInr was Cfamiliar-2 Sihte oad ron-hcorts Ilo~etiand hassese ~alye Nccury. 7 Crg. ws thrree timesar ithinla stroke C. Gtefrtt and lo Dwnst. e ok the seon se at4and obvhi etaed 'eder of 4-2eon ahedecdn K.se. PdAst.i )ehust boey she. b ef aidtyohivley ames, Ohe etandoatch Maat to-e R.H.Pa me of the norTeniCu tn ws isatu foro the taentimentae aer, OW. B.n trackn yetrd aylmfernoson. ftome onknowndquatite nThis tuccesfu enrt. HwasreisDloa peIar the opeig ete ll it a nul-rm oftreaal fo he ho laer even hought heweater wao acd the hosw ay baeastedy pnlhi. aTche wit upetocuredintn.l Saeera, whcha the -nattratches ofilh epayedon today aninh addoton the Osk atin anigap onl beabun. in effort wals made an elay oth oite finaspt tomor owt btat he caribe that pons and them vreai oveih uto eaturdy. The hoseum ..hT rC. defile Robench cley. Neew Yor .. . C. y d...fed lt; Caleouth Crac7t ea - who won un.dereated A. t M.hLovfbncy 7t dRgi men 1. A.. 1-3 agains hi6-2. s.Kckh '. defase considerentce ard. nou , to7 g-3; Pil. Fr..n7h anrumenttA,, wa 6-nE. B. De eader Pandsylinia.deehed Cth ahonCk. it UMesu(latriundheCaecoun lorkedntand C. i oTaspo and wasH Pae, fnoreT.C. 7-5, to2 Scona roTeodore. Rooeet Phee a Harry adeRobert T ryan ew York hL. T. C. -.61 mfishe;Wie C. O. G ant a di~ nd..B.Dehus ueeic der ersord n and ~E.e S. H Pedrat, Lng o-ny-i T C., beaulrt.s ~t~v NEW&4.lb ORMAS BACES.i It aso disatou o the taku lent t th )nly one pouaoe 0 03 mangedt rie -ome on sceue ienTi ucesu 'avoritesDiploat -n theoenn event. ti 4 g o . -- am fRMW34NmU t=19 ba**. t . r tub "P. i ..ever, O tapt. ow 1sm aft Ba~aid WethtKe heugh * bredt*iee .Traine. on the long htnna -treks a-re wonderine when they will have a chanco to begia prearing ti" rete b0roee out of doors. With the I4sng n n pensag four weeks from Thunrday. -t ere is con paratively little tithe-left to ut the thoe oughbredron edge fi sr~wOn t~be-stakes tht wll e decided hefe. fa fr there bas been absolutely po trahilag ing on in the viclaity of the New York tecet- It has been Inpoable tf eVn Vallophorses an the Oftey rIaitdb-netard becaUet ,vla snow aTd Uke aPW4 th 1usually 404I - -eahe. T t~a ate$ seaol and ve~ with a wite ant , and .Iaa ormra t le d! otis 'they will -not be -in shape fer workouts for- y days yet.- aecaue- of this sate of r, tberefe.m there- will probably bo a geneal emedus to -Benning within the next ten days. The climate to much more favorable here, and the track, because of Its aaz~d- composition, usually dries out .more rap y than -others. But even stich an early start win1 make it. a dficult-matter for the trainers to get all pr their horses it to: cope wit4 those that have already been seasoned at New Orleans and 110t Springs 'l all-ilnter campaigners are usfally factors at Denning, -and when, they betgn opetalons there It Is safe to say that the public wjIL keep an eye on thema Many of the owners who have been trying towju purses at the, winter- tracks will- come eaft, making a bee line foi!-Washington the mnl die of neAt month. Owing to the turf war that is raging In the west they seem to prefer to avoid conmplications by coming to this part .of the co.untry. ;@ipWy they can rade thdfint'incufring e enmity of either the Western Jockey Club or the American Turf Association. This means that stable room will be at aepKentiur when the sport begins here. GOOD WRE8TLING PBOMISED. hampion Gotch to Show Here Satur day Night. Arrangements have been completed In New York for the. wrestling match next Friday night between Frank, Gotch, tlie American champlop catdh-as-catch-caa wrestler, and Jim Parr. the English heavi' weight champion. This match is of special Interest to Washilzon followers of the game, as Gotch is to. appear here the fol lowing night and wreatle Joe Grant for an hour In the WashIngtiM Light Infantry armory. The retnerkab e ease with which Gotch threw Tomf4nkins, the formerly ad mitted champion tw(euelando brought him into the limelight.- and- his services ia matches of all kginds have been much in demand. It was to give the local public a chance to get a line on a real champion that Manager H. Claude Turner decided to bring him to this city. Gotch has throws Parr twice in an hour, and that despite the fact that Parr was-so ell thought of that he was.consIdered-,a line. for the highest honors In this country... On Priday night Gotch must throy Parr twice in an hour or foFfeit a larzegshaze raf the-purse. The New York spor*.*r* not betting much on the result, as thqi--are .confident that he will be able to accogmoish the feat. While It Is thought GotibjiUi fe. perfectly capr able otf UrhvnX.Meat threadtimes in :ag hour on hel, idg-ahitj atill: *be Wasi ington wrestler b abewnisuch temarkah* skill in resisting e attack of larger men that It is certain, h will beab'to put up a highly 'Interesting exhibition, and cause the big Iowan- to exert himself to carry off the long end of'the receipts. Another match which is attracting at tention is that on February 22 between Harvey Tyrrell of Washington and Mys tery Brown of Baltimore. which will be held In Concordia Hall. this city. Tyrrell and Grant are working together' at the Turner Athletic Club, and each Is profting, by the combination. Tyrrell now weighs about 140 pounds, but expects to reach 138 before the match.- .Brown Is shorter than Tyrrell, but said yesterday that he weighed more by two or three pounds. This match will be something In the nature of a cham pionship affair for boys of their weight. as there does not appear to be anybody of their pounds in this section of the coun try who has a look in with either of them. Each Is thoroughly confident that he will win and has posted a substantial side bet to say t-hat he 3i-4 gain the necessary two falls in three. --- Local Scraps Tomorrow. Frankle Hogan of Philadelphia and Fddle Lutz of Washington, who are to meet In a twelve-round bout at a club house near Washington tornorrow a.ternoon at 3:30 o'clock, have ceased active training and are doing no more than enough to keep on edge fo; the scrap. Each boy has trajned with unusual care, as there is a lit side bet up, and the loser will have his trouble. explaining things to liis friends. Lutz will weigh about 124 peugds and will waae about two pounds advantage over the Pi adelphian, but Hogan has been in more fights and has had the advantage -of spar ring in the big Philadelphia boxing camp in which Philadelphia Jack O'Brien, Tommy Love,. young Erne and various other boys noted for their speed are preparing forrtheir various bouts. For this reason Hoganrt i somewhat of a favorite In the betting. but It is thought that when the imn eater the ring they will be at even money. The semi-windup will be between Tommy Ward and Rube Carter, two locail boys, .who have been looking for each other's scalp for a long time. They wili go on for for rounds, but If the work Is close two zaore rounds will be added. There wrill be an other prelnarny between two local lights, whose -names have- not "yet been an nounced. 5ulUwast andBrine Draw. "Kid" Sulk-van. prolted by his superior strength to get a draw with young l!rne at the. Wasltington Sporting Club Pilae phia, la'st night. Erge's speed would un doubtedly have- landed hits a Vctot'l If the weights had beek foe he was all ed this upb hW wokIs the clInches. ls y took lots of speed out of the -and at one stage it loos 8U4Uvan might dmnisid~he * r cout. The sf gnd aveaW m hrb ew ed. In faet.A bit~ va cut ideae. b In the landlu II i moth ma n~. There has be U. S. Governme At the I LARG flONO winner of PURE RYE and ot medals and dip Paris In 1900 and at C 18934. Established 1796. Sold by leading d and grocers and ser high-class cafes, hote clubs. Mexico, on the San Pedro links near the City of Mexico. Four professionals sur vived from the qualifying round on Sun day: Alex Smith..Namman, 152: Will Smith, North Jersey, 158; Oil Nicholls. Denver. 160, and Will Anderson. Apawamis, Ameri can open champion, 160. Sixteen qualified for the amateur championship. De Witt Hammond, San Pedro. leading the field with 78. and Fred Pettit. champion of Wis consin, being second with 82. Turf mnd Track Notes. If Sam Hildreth can get him ready, Mc Chesney will start in a special race to be run at the Crescent City Jockey Club's track early next month. Hildreth is point ing "Big Mac" for the Montgomery handi cap, to be run at Memphis, and says the New Orleans race may do the old fellow some good. Hildreth, by the way. still be lieves McChesney can beat them all. Ed Corrigan says that he Intends to frame a race for three-year-old colts and fillies, to be run at Hawthorne, which will eclipse the American Derby. Corrigan declares that the new race will be worth between $0,000 and $35,000. He states further that the funds paid into the various associations by jockeys and trainers will be cut up among the handlers of the first three horses in the big event. Frank Van Meter's stable of race horses is due in New York from Kentucky at the end of the month. Among the lot is the speedy illy Handsarra. She was rather small last season, but during the winter she took on considerable fesh, and Is now much more powerful. Ten stakes are offered by the Queen's County Jockey Club. These stakes will be raced for during the spring meeting. They are the Carter handicap. $5,000 added, sNeiven furlongs; the Queen's County handi cap. $1,500 added, one mile; Rockaway stakes. $1,000 added, six furlongs; the Flushing stakes, $1,000 added. one mile; the Arverne stakes, $1,000 added, six furlongs; the PecQnic handicap, $1,000 added, seven furlongs; the Canarsie stakes, $1,000 added, four furlongs; theRose stakes, $1,000 added, four furlongs; the Ozone stakes. $1,000 add ed, four furlongs; the Woodhaven stakes, 0.000 added, four and one-half furlongs. -The body of Eddie Wenrick, who was killed at Hot Springs last Friday,, reached New York yesterday, accompanied by many floral . tributes from the horsemen at the Springs. with whom the little jockey was deservedly popular. The funeral services will be held at the home of his parents, East 27th street and Voorhees avenue, Sheepshead Bay, tomorrow morning at 11 o'clock. The boy's father, who was pres ent when his son was killed, said that the accident was unavoidable and was not due, as was supposed here, to a frozen track. Had the boy remained still after being thrown he might have escaped, but he raised his head, and thus received the fatal blow from the hoofs of Juvenal Maxim. For whom will Jockey Willie Shaw ride this season? Several turfmen have asked one another this question, but no informa' tion has been forthcoming. Shaw, who is regarded as one of the brainiest riders on the turf, has been resting all winter. He began last season with an engagement to ride for H. B. Duryea; but some of his per formances, particularly on Irish Lad, in the Brooklyn handicap, were so unsatisfactory that HUdebrand was promptly engaged. Hildebrand made Shaw take a back seat, as far its the regular stable mounts were con cerned, and when Shaws contract expired he was not retained. There is a chance that Shaw may ride some of James R. Keene's horses; but no deninite arrange ments have been made with him as yet. Turfmen say that when Shaw was rein stated last spring by the Jockey Club he received an offer from E. E. Smathers, but that Mr. Duryea's figures had been previ ously submitted and accepted. Mr. Smath ers has not engaged a regular jockey for his big string of racers yet, and it is barely possible that he will turn to Shaw at the last moment. As a matter of fact, many of the leading owners do not seem to be in an unusual hurry to sign jockeys, and are also averse to paying such big salaries as those that the youngsters have been receiv Ing in recent years. While Hildebrand has been signed to ride for H. P. Whitney at a large salary, It is said that other jockeys wili not receive an Increase in their pay of a year ago. Base Rall NoteA, Cincinnati, by unanimous vote, takes the palm in having the- champion winter team. Washington is a great place for umpires. Charley Snyder, Betts, Tom Brown and Mace all make their home here. Third Baseman Lach of the Pittsburga says he will not accept the terms offered to him. Leach Is another one et those players who thinks the base bail war Is still on. He will have to take his medicine or retire from the busines. Thomas Poorman, who was one of the first picesIn the country to use a curved ball, Idead at Lock Haven, Pa. He pitohed for Providenace, Philn.a and Boston. Whire Jack Chabro is at Cambige cahngt the Harvard pItchers, Walter Clarkson., the former Crimsonn star, is at West Point giving instrutions to the cadets. Both Clarkeon and Cheabro wRil join the New York armaerna= the .iddl. of neat Pitcher Pammalen of the. Montreals speaks highly of Grisshaw, who is ikrely to be the next-a3rt baman of the Begins oam==pien, ad erou-e- that this player. as well as teis aaminusr "h*t a biB to - smatsne 3ein-=m amm en a standard fixed and guaranteed by the it for purc and wholesome whiskies kead of this great standard stands NGAIIELA RYE, the only Grand Prize awarded A WHISKEY 'tt St. Louis last year, lomas at Ilcago In Ask for Spring, 19oo, 5 years old, bottled in bond, with ghlers U. S. Govern ed at ment's stamp w I Is and covering t h e l1wf A mouth of each bottle or flask. 3 W.L.DOUGLAS Te".ae t UNION ..p,,I..,50 MADE SHOES FOR MEN W. . nenos m es and soft moo"e Ame's $2.0 an.M.m-e0 mI. sese ting~g"MwU bu M ba The reason W. L. Douglas $3.50 shoes are the gea-s sellers lathe world Isbecauseof their excellentstyle,easy itting and superior wearing qualities. I I W.r. could show you the dfference between the Dse"tS shoes made in any fatory and those of other AIL nakeg sand the high leathers used, you weby would understand whyW. L. Douglas $3.50 an shoes cost more to. make. why they hold l-ssemet their shape, fit better, wear longer, and m are of greater Intrinsic value than any - other $3.50 shoe on the nrket -; to-day. W. L Douglas guarantees their value by stanplng his name and price an the bottemn. Look for It. 'ke no substitute. Sold by dhoe dealers everywhere. PREFECTLY SATISFACTORY. "I have worn and am still wearing the Douglas $3.50 shoe, and -if I get the samne satisfaction and comfort from this shoe in the future that I have gotten in the past, I do not Fa think I will change my brand of shoes." FRED. WANMAMA'ER. V.alo fI E. an $1.75 -mes for f.opes ome . Boys save O aC. 00 use-y Pa- over Omer aaskes. F E W. L. Dogls uses Cmoro Write for New Tiastrated a 3.50 she. I Catalog. Shoes by mail, 25 Coro.. Colt Is everywtaere Ientsetra. - eaeeded to be the fiest W. L. DOUGLAS, Platent romer produced. Brockten, Xas. - W. L Do&i $3.50 Sh. Sion II Wnhhgti: 905NIPA New York on Satluda3' that he didn't care Baker refused under these circumstances 1 3 how much the board of directors of' the Na- assume Jurisdiction In the caoe, and tne tional League had fined him. because he opini~on just rendered sustained his action. would not have to pay the money out of his own pocket Taylor said the fine coulda have been $Mi00nstead of $300.and that Mag- aTxNo-eint nate Robison. his employer, would have paid The right of the city of B3altime e to tax it for him just the same. Robison. it will be stock In a state corporation held by a non recalled, signed Taylor'to a contract a week reietws pedb teSpev Court before his case came before the directorsre Taor mu tepbothe oited ditatea in . in tsoala e hic adne himfo tecoming he eiee yJsic ht n:ecs would anot hvet a the dollrneneyduo ha t.Crysteonr fiOs own ploatcket, Taylor wouldthe ae re-l caee muhon thes emor ould hiepoe ofsokpnteaidok n iitm had othdecidet thetiame. tobreimburst im. TrnprabeCmayadle e~t rnetally.ige Taylorto th donrctrs soek xto ntegondta ei el betoresb his ealieg befrethe othecrs.l eto enyvni.H takda palayr, whichae hmmse paf the comina-cntttoagh tt nc h seso aaint hto if,0he shl decide tofssaie brng ama suiagnsted accsers. pended_____ for railroadatckaysWhTaelornoShdreavutre ceve mc theso Waors t ibteif hisie hieemsdeipreoteyero hdnot decde Lartnast rissue noehimh.ureeCutofteUitd$ae lnetay, Bosto toae Ld Bc fNwi h aeo the dnirectorsesagaome storkes whout his teas i othr obtealbetCnad he niero n Standrd Ohile aCmember and the Chicago~ UntdNatsn-.inovn heqeto tfornaplic ebate on ecri and thel astbete aa oicrcncla~ cowdl ag ~ainehi f hshol ecie insapyfrtor uy nhscsh bri aage auditosforgtenNatDeiarmenturfers. M.Lawson sats tha MrDeckite.lo raeigexesso a m~~ ehast nd Jaso haces issuedw haeti oOi n eun hsdcso putter bautBs. Mr. Baeck ha.n recently Newhrteasgmetoanoe ctandad hil Compny fa"and a Sse, "d uyb h ayDprmn xrs frapubc Meatey. Impoedthen imrhemcntiueddisctre cowardck vistaineaki oso"omro of his semptislnoyuliirste inor Fni all. wsneecsaohrdtasmrlteprradacily r. Lawson H says th Mr.ernaina tohe eua e uttepeupn eague and Jamess HCls in tyin wet raiseitathsorduywsepor d been felecte home Lsoin omud" ato hie diat prtet nefrewtr tp un banqet0 Mr. Beck wi deenwth ly reteoie rmtersosblte caldhim a "he enandd faker In todys aw- o ~ e uy owihh a ed sorsa. e hs nevserki spon tomicorrow sgnd. heiist afrd trLo execthe aohr bras.He sugeys thapce Intratsionals Leagueheocasessof.ClubsigsatagainstoSrerre 30countyfordaWheelerLagainstfPeumesocgun hi Donmh Sadar il n wo' days. tLaeSprmwor-o h nie tt Ao sath fros Buvron in.b, sasbut el htwe telgsatr fU~ Coheln afraid oret Beck diaond berator i eeldteatatoiigcu Heasugge sk thafi a Criceofadmstion ai orsIshtsaetorqielcnete clispectiveerheas.tht alsoreepeaed0thanIb Concalgh t5,00 ort sofge theamons e ssipsdudr h ctu e through the United Etates cstom house at vrigtecrutcuto pel o h New York. The fraud was discovered bynntciut.n lagnsaeS2W F. K. Reely, a amer near here. The .ant- es feo hepwsivovd n Baker refused ndersthesecicumstances ts eke.sla bi totak goe caasosbi me~ urisicio in thecause, land. ~Imqrs~rned tb hose ws sillThe vidhty of the itysof Batitreto law Ot~a~e. T7 O* tU~ ha resien a upheld by the Suprem Cour'. * aw. goaa~~~ ls we~ds o the Unted States esterds inin ba utin is w~chlaer ona deledb Justic Whit idmn Ja. csie Vh~~5Wmt1T wtching H of ~amet~s C. Corry against the tatee of n k~r-of thhati ct. Cory is the wnser f shte ~.fofhesatoc in th New Yorkea ad itoe Traspotati Comany tand e rsedn btS~al ~taxation wn he ground : thae a resi ~.~~-teb dent~ W ofmennyla.H takdan consetu-ionathstate aws und.a whic the tax wa leved but hive w~s no sustained Sea Py Whie onShoreDuty Jusic Wit ha elvre heono of te Surem Cout oftheUnitd ds in the-case-f-the-Unted-Stats-again