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AND OTHER SPORTS Good Scores Rolled Last Nigh; on Many All ys. UNION BEAT GURLEY FOUR FAVORITES IN FRONT AT NEW ORLEANS FAIR GROUNDS. $71,000 Paid by Hag^in for Water cress?Problem for Trotting Board ?Base Ball Nots. The 'iurley and Union teams of the Sun day S< hool League met last night on the Y M A. alleys, and the former dropped two of the three scarries. The second kame rolled by ,the t'nlon team was the l?e*t of the evening. They ran up a total of 1>47 pins. G. Klker wra? high man of the evening, with a score of 236 pins in the second game. Allison of the Gurley team also made a high score of 282. The scores: I' Rl.KY First. Second. Third. ]>nyl#? . I'oooer . Farie#? Mitchell Allisi.ii 170 143 134 162 160 Total* . 1MON. Caiii wel I . <; Eiker. Hilton Keckf rirat. I II . 201 171 II J. Eiker 1S2 Tot a It. $72 175 1M 167 140 232 805 Second. 171 23rt 102 172 172 047 152 108 145 137 192 831 Third. 148 1M 1? 9 153 172 798 Plate Printers' League. In the Plate Printers' League the Phila delphia team took three games from the New York quint. Miller was high man, 8* he toppled over 212 pins in the open ing game. The scores: PHir A DELPHI A. Shuem Watt T<?ae* Ffntrh 1 ord Tot alt NF.W YOltK. MHles K leeo Stanton .... Bndle Hardie ..... Tottb ^ . First. . 190 . 1?1 )M . 1H1 . 1?4 . 809 First. . 212 . 171 . 131 168 . 168 . 890 Secotid. 105 145 1?7 104 167 83S 155 180 157 150 809 Third. 191 188 161 158 183 881 Second. Third. 167 181 152 134 160 171 798 Departmental League. Tlie Commissioners and Post Office toamu of the Departmental League rolled three close and exciting games last night on the Palace alleys, and the for mer came off victorious by taking two of them. Bishop rolled in tine form, having two scores over the 200 mark. McCauley was high man, with a total of 228 pini>. The scores: COMMISSIONERS. Firs'. Second. Third. Iiarr )W 167 160 Alters ... 1#2 188 1C0 Smltu 201 193 171 Itrosna:> 1S3 217 102 Meyers 171 108 138 Totals. 021 I'OST OFFICE. First. MrCauley 22* I.e!tnbacb 173 Purs'bl 108 Ward 203 Itfshoii 142 Totals.. 04H 933 Second. 126 101 146 188 204 853 823 Third. 130 163 162 133 202 823 G. P. 0. League. In the Government Printing OSlce I.etig'ie last night the Foundry team took the full set of three games from the Mo rocco quint. Herrman rolled the only score above 200, which was 201, and high score. The scores: MOROCCO. First ( ra*? 174 Moiliy 144 ?Hermian 132 More 137 ? 162 Herbeek Total* 769 FOUNDRY. First. Urowtt 170 Johnson ISO Addison IBS Herbert. ISO Carey 1ST Totals 702 Second. 161 138 133 ISO 162 Third. 144 128 201 108 nr. 783 S-ymui. IS? 133 133 120 793 7G0 Thin!. 126 168 ISO 167 130 790 NEW ORLEANS RACES. Four Favorites Won at Fair Grounds to One at City Park. Four fivorltes won at the fair grounds race track at New Orleans yesterday against one at city park. Good-sized crowds were in attendance. Pasadena won the feature race at the fair grounds, at odds on. Old Major Daingerfleld, which is in the exedusive list of thoroughbreds winning $100,000 or over, was a poor third. He was the second ciioice, at 11 to 8, but hunff in the stretch, and Klr.g Cole beat Kim for the pla; e. Sewell earned the Jockey honors again, riding two winners?Hyancitti and Ltretta. O'Nell scored with Lleber in the tlfth race. At city park Salvage was the only win ning iirst choice . The fields were light, but the winners were Just as hard to find. A fair-sized killing was made with Stiaanr.e P.i' an.cra, which was backed from 20 to 1 to it to 1. She was inu; h the best, winning easily by three lengtiis. Fair Ground Summaries. I"!-?t rare, six unci one ba!f fnrlongs-Tlyacinth, 103 (Scuell), 3 to 2, won; Uladiator, 105 tFree iuau>. 2o ti 1, second; St. Bonnie, 103 (Orimmtns), 20 to 1, thUd. lime. 1 21 3-3. Shunpike, Intrigue and Raining leaves also run. H<v-nod race, jive and -ne-half furlongs? nanr.lhal Hey, I'D iCrimmlns), 14 t>> B, won; PancrestlR, 102 -Meilee), 8 to 1, second; l'ranlc Bell, 103 (Free uiant, 0 to 1, third. Time, 1.07 3-8. Doctor Dan, Peggy, b"U Voyage. <Jhais. Invasion, White Maiah, St. Floreuee, Mcjett, Optional and Margaret O. also ran. Thin! ra^e, one and one-?lito*nth miles?Pasa dena, 1"3 (freeman). 0 to 10, won: King Cole, lol iSfielli. 9 to 1, second; Major Italniffrtield, 106 tCrlmniiiis), 3 to 2. third. Time, 1.48 13, Allan and tlsroarn also ran. Fau, !i ia>-e, six furiougs; handicap- Larstfa. 103 Sewell), 2 to 1, won; I>ady Vastatl, IKS (freeman), 16 to 3. second; Gold Rose, 110 I Livingston;. 8 to 2, thlril. Time, 112 3-5 Harrington also ran. t. -Id Enamel bolted at start. Fif'.h race, one mile Lleber, 113 OVNeill), even, non; lloraeradlab, 100 (Kelcht), 9 to 1, second; 00 (Crlnunlns', s> to 1, third. Time, 1 42 2 3. I'elmore, Lancastrian and Holloivay also ran. Sixth race one mile J. T. Maybesry, 09 (Free uaani, 6 to 1 won; l<oa Angeles, 103 (Jones), 00 to 1. second; Nino, 1UO (Jonanertseu), even, third. Time, 142 3 5. Pali-bury, Pieties, Ethics and Frieedieaa also ran. City Park Summaries. F.rst race, Cvo fnrlongs-I^ady Esrher, 115 "Wish nrd>, 8 to 1, won; Klclcey, 115 (Nleol), 1 to 3, aec <<nd; l*>rd rroroat, 110 ?> Meyers*, 60 to 1, third. Time, 1.02. lK>o Thompson, lloncywe**k, Clover r.ook, Woolteaaa, Wilfred, Cadillac autl Pitkin also ran. Second race, pevfn furlongs-- DtTout, 107 (Nicol), 5 to 1. won; Careles*. 103 (I'lggina), 7 to 2, sec ond; 1-11! .tt, llu lUaly), 7 to 0, third. Time, 1 27 4 f?. L>r. Wang: and Theaplan also ran. Hilrd race, ono mile Sc.znnne Kocaiuore, (T>igr g!n?i, 9 to 1. won; Lldtfon, 112 tMroh, y to lo, ?,rcoiid, Kvflskill, 1(?3 (llouneaay), SO to 1. third ViUie. 1 43 3-5. Arc 1/ijrtu. Derby, Molo B., Fox Hunting, Ivauhoe oiid Eibel .Mark also ran. i'ourth race, furl.?nfn .Salragt*, IijO (Daly), even, won; Tiefcmlngo, iM <WUh?ra>, 0 to 1, cec < ;d; I.u?y Youug, W fPerrine), 8 to 1, third. Time, 2.015-6. IkeUa, I>t.n Kunao and Vaiguard alao ran. Fjftb race, mile j:u?1 a quarter? Attllla, 103 (I/ovrt), 1^ to 5. won, Safety Ught, 102 k to 1, aeoond; tit. Tamuiany. Iu6 iSheaf, 3 to 2, ULd. Time, 2.0? 3-5 Blue Graaa Girl, Little El kin, Rough and Tumble and Greet Eastern also i an. Sixth ra<ie, one mile?Sanction, 101 ((>rrl?). 9 to 2. won; itoyal Legend, OS iKoemer), 13 to 6, iaec t*ad; Ferryman, 1**1 (i)aiyi, 7 to 2, third. Ttine, i 43 2 5. Ylrgie Wit3ier% Biabop Weed, J mice 'i>ajnor ami Billy Handael alao ran. TROTTING BOARD OF REVIEW. Now Trying Cam of James Butler and ICunro* Salisbury. NEW TORK, r>?cember 8.?Th? board of review of the National Trotters' Associa tion devoted its entire session yesterday at the Murray Hill Hotel to the case of Mr. James Butler and his famous East View Farm stable of trotters and pacers, that won about S30,?#X) during: the grand circuit campaign of 1902-03. By a score of affidavits the prosecution endeavored to prove that Monroe Salisbury, who ha9 been suspended from the associa , tion for non-payment of dues and fees, con trolled Mr Butler's horses. In view of this fact the latter was not entitled to the win j nings. The hearing was continued. Mr. Butler was represented at the hearing by three attorneys. Gen. Benjamin F. Tracy, Judge H. M. Whitehead and John H. Rog ers. P. p. Johnson of Lexington, Ky., president of the association, was the pre siding judge for the board. The case, it is said, should have been tried about two years ago, hut for some rea son it was not given an airing until It was brought up at this meeting. Speedway driv ers and horsemen have been discussing the matter since there was a doubt raised as to Mr. Butler's winnings, and the decision of the board is now being eagerly awaited by the turf fraternity. Prominent horsemen who were present at ! 'lie hearing remarked that It was strange that Mr Butler's horses were permitted to appear in all events in grand circuit meet ings in th?* campaign in different cities with out any protest being madfe regarding the winnings of the horses until Detroit, Mich., was reached, when a cry was raised. Secretary Gocher then protested against tho entry of Charter Oak, and when Mr. Butler was informed of the fact that Salis bury owed fl.OO.) to the association the money was paid at once. $71,000 PAID FOR WATERCRESS NEW \ORK, December 8.?James B. Haggin became the absolute and sole own er of the Imported' thoroughbred stallion Watercress yesterday, when, with a bid of $71,000, he stopped ail further competition for the sire. The last bidder on Water cress up to the time Mr. Haggin offered $71,000 was Harry K. Vlngut, who was acting for Harry Payne Whitney. Beginning at $10,000, which was Mr. Whitney's own offer, the price was raised in bids of $1,000 and $5,000 at a time to $23,000. This figure, which was Thomas Welch s, ac ting for Messrs. Frank C. Bish op and Andrew Miller, was quickly put in the s>hade by the veteran breeder Mr. Haggin himself, who offered $3f> 000. Mr. Vingut replied with an offer of $38,000, and Mr. Haggin promptly offered $40,000. In four sentences Mr. Baston reached $50,000, and in three more bids the price reached $00,000. The public had been i-autioned not to ap plauo, else there would have been a dem onstration at tills point, but the limit was not yet readied. Mr. Vingu tstood at the end of the platform, not fifteen feet away from where Mr. Hagg'n was seated. Across the ring .sat liarry Payne Whitney, occa sionally chatting witii his neighbors isi. W. Jewett and E. C. Cowdin. By an oc casional nod to Mr. Vingut the owner of Hamburg signaled him to go on with the struggle. In four more bids Mr. Vingut reached $70,000. Evidently his principal would go no further, and with a bid of $71,000 the ivory hammer descended to Mr. Haggln's bid, and Mr. Baston took oft his hat to the veteran breeder. Watercress thus exceeded by $1,000 the price paid by Mr. Whitney for Hamburg when he purchased that hor.se at the sale of horses owned by his late father. For Star Ruby, sire of Africander, OaJrn gorm and other winners, Mr. Haggin paid af'er D? Courcey Forbes had bid $~2,000 presumably for James R. Keene. Star Ruby's value lias been greatly en hanced since his half-sister, Sceptre, sold for #100,000. after a great career on the English turf. Goldfinch, w:ho was too ill to be brought east from California, but who is now all right, was sold for $10,to Mr Haggin, after E. C. Cowdin, for Mr. Whit ney, had run the horse's price up to $15,000. A J. Joyner, who is undoubtedly acting for E. It. Thomas, in co-operation with Syd ney Paget, succeeded in getting Golden Garter and Toddlngton, paying .510,000 for the former and $8,000 for the latter, who is by Melton, sire of Sysonbv. One of the most distinguished gatherings ever seen at a sale thronged the comfort able mart of Van Tassell & Kearney. In the gallery were many women, among them Miss Shackelford of Virginia, who owns a breeding farm. TVhf^n th^ stallions were about to be sold Mrs. James B. Hag-gin and Mrs. J. N. Camden, jr.. joined Mr. Haggin on the platform adjoining the auctioneer's stand. Noticed in the hall were Messrs. Harry Payne Whitney and his brother. Payna Whitney; F. R. Hitchcock. E W. Jewett, Andrew Miller, Frank Bishop. P J Dwyer, J. N. Camden, jr.; G. C. Cowdin H K. ^ ingut, George B. Voorhees (father-in iaw of Mr. Haggin). R. D. Stevens. Hamil ton Carey, Perry Belmont. A. Bennett J G Follansbee, H. T. Oxnanl. R. H. McPotter! J. C. Cooley, Grant Hugh Browne, J G Seagram, Harry Giddings, Newton Ben nington. J. a McDonald. D. a Johnson J J. Hyland. F. J. I An try. W. Lakeland and others. BUFF AND BLUE BOYS MEET TONIGHT This evening at 6:30 o'clock at the George Washington University Medical School building, H street northwest, between 13th and 14 streets, there will be a meeting of the athletic association of the university to elect a captain and also to present the "W's" to about fifteen of tho men of the varsity squad. The coaches will be present, and It is more than probable that there will ! be a large attendance. Ail of the indica tions point to the fact that again Capt. Sieenerson will be elected to the captaincy of the buff and blue for next season. Steen erson, by his energy during the season just closed, has done a wonderful work to wards shoving the team of tho buff and blue to the front rank in the athletics of the city. Georgetown's title to the local championship was seriously disputed this season for tho first time, and it is believed that the championship will be carried off next season by the George Washington team. If Steenerson is re-elected, it will mean that the rivalry with Georgetown Lnlvcreity will be even more intense next season than this, and that the buff and blue team will work with much vigor to be ready for the blue and gray-. DID NOT ATTACK WALTER CAMP NEW HAVEN, Conn., December 8.?Wai ter Camp, Yale's athletic adviser, and his friends at Yale learned last night that President Wheeler of the University of Cal ifornia did not make the attack on Mr. Camp that he was credited with having made in the telegraphic story sent last week from California. That story credited President Wheeler with vigorous denuncia tion of Camp and his foot baH methods. Mr. Camp has received a clipping from the Daily Gazette of Berkeley, Cal., giving an account of what President Wheeler actually said. This is what the Gazette printed: "In a brief address to the students, this morning President Wheeler declared his stand 011 the foot ball question. H esaid he had alwuys been a friend of the game but unless something was done toward its modification footbail would lose his sup port. President Wheeler favored the ap pointment of Walter Camp, who is con sidered the greatest authority on foot bait, as dictator of the game for one year. That! he said, would be one way of working out the salvation of the game. "He expressed great confidence in Camp's opinion regarding the proposed revision of foot ball and he oelfeved Camp would save the game and eliminate the unpleasant fea tures. President Wheeler also favored a greater variety of players The squad, he said, was confined prindpaliy to heavy men, whereas the gsuas should be one in which others than the heavy athletes might par ticipate. His remarks were followed by prolonged cheering by the ?tudents." PITCHER SUDHOFF'S FEELINGS HURT Wee Wlllymm Sudhoff, whom Manager McAleer of the Browns has Just traded to Washington tn exchange for Southpaw A1 Jacobsen. is out with a holler. Of coarse, it isn't a loud one, as the 2x4 northender Is never noisy. Nevertheless his feelings are hurt. "Considering that I leaped with the old guard from League Park and helped make McAleer's team possible, I think I should have been considered when It came time to transfer me," stated Sudhoff Wednesday in the Star-Chronicle office. "Then, I sure 'made good' for McAleer In 1902 and 1903. I admit thut I didn't go very fast In 1904 or in 1905l but what chance did I Irave with McAleer acting ou the bench In the manner he did? "He twists and squirms around too much for the team's good. The show starts. You get a strike on the batter. He's all smiles and shouts words of encouragement. 'Ono ball, shrieks the umpire. McAleer start!) to curl up. 'Two ball*!' McAleer's body re sembles the letter S. "Ball three!' Mc Aleer's body still looks like the letter 8 and his hat is way over his eyes. "If you walk the batter, it's good day as far as getting any support from the bench. .Perhaps tail-end teams have driven McAleer to act like he has, as truth it is he Is nat urally a prime good fellow. 1 know he had no confidence In me, and. I ?iSn wasn't helping me along with any I Jollys,' I had tough sledding. Watch my I smoke with Washington. I'll win a lot of games and will down the Browns with the rest of them. Stahl owns a /superior lot of I batters to McAleer and his two sets of fields should prove speedy, as he has a sterling lot of timber to choose from. ! "Case Patten Is a great pitcher. So is I Tom Hughes. There are none better, In my I opinion, than the 'Cyclone.' Wolf, too, is a good one. Kltson should round up our I twirling staff in great shape. j Ktttrudge and Heydon are two great backstops to work with. I hope that Wash ington wins the flag and that St. Louis comes in second, as I'm still McAleer's friend, though he didn't accord me any fa vors when it came time to pass me up, nor he help me any the last two races. "1 he team's bad fortune had him on the run, and it wasn't Sunny Jim' McAleer of late seasons, like it was in 1902, when we fellows landed in second place." SULLIVAN-STEIN FIGHT. Boxers Kept Apart by a Single Pound. BALTIMORE, Md., December 8.?The dif ference in one pound of weight is creating a stiff argument in a proposed match between Kid Sullivan, the crack feather-weight of Washington, and Kid Stein, the rugged Philadelphia boxer. This difference, how ever, will likely be overruled when Manager A1 Herford of Sullivan and I^oula K. Smith of Stein hold a conference today. One of the features of the weight setto be tween the managers Is the fact that Her ford agreed to let Tommy Daly meet Sulli van at 133 pounds, while he wants Stein to come down to 132 pounds. This is probably due to the fact that Stein put Daly away In fourteen rounds, while Sullivan failed to turn the trick In their three previous meetings, and on one occasion Daly was declared winner over the capital city boy. Stein will agree to go on with Sullivan at 133 pounds, but does not think much of the 132 pounds, for fear it might weaken him. Although Sullivan has shown up In great style In his last few battles, Stein is con sidered a dangerous opponent, as he has a terrific punch, and If he lands it la j the opinion of the experts that Sullivan would be laid away. On the other hand. Stein has never been known to take the count and is a rugged soeciinen of a boxer on the type of Su'.li van. Stein la In decidedly better form than I when he went fifteen rounds w;th Joe Tip man in this city, as on that occasion Stein was sick and not able to do himself Justice. That he is in good trim for a hard battle with Sullivan Is shown by the manner in I which he fought Harry Lewis, the crack Philadelphia boxer, recently. I That contest was voted a draw, but the consensus of opinion rested on Stein as the winner. Stein is now in Philadelphia, where ha has several matches on hand. Stein has no mean reputation as a boxer, i He has fought all of the leading lights of the roped arena. One of his most Important battles and the one which brought him into prominence was his battle with Young Corbett, when the Denver boy held the feather-weight title as the result of his decisive victories over Terry McGovern. Stein went the limit with Corbett, with honors even at the end. Stein's last bout here was with Billy Whistler oi this cltyt in the feature event at the Nonpareil Athletio Club Tuesday night. Stein got a draw, when he was practically the winner, as he handed Whis tler a good laoing to the limit of eight rounds. Should the managers of Sullivan and Stein agree today the match will likely be pulled off next Friday night. It will be limited to fifteen rounds, to a decision. BASE BALL NOTES. Wyatt Lee, who was with the Washing tons as a pitcher, has developed into one of the beat, first basemen in the American Association. Mike Mattimore, once a pitcher wltn New York and Philadelphia, is a resident of Butte, Mont. He la a boilermaker. Civic honors have come to Ben Mulford, the Cincinnati correspondent who was re cently elected mayor of Norwood, a Cincin nati suburb. Sporting Editor Davis, of the Pittsburg Press hints that ono of the veterans of Pittsburg will be released. In that rase how quickly some other ehib will go after him. Men of the Pittsburg calibre are ex tremely scarce. Pitcher Keefe, of the Tacoma club, In a Pacific coast jaaie in I>os Angeles allowed the home team only five hits In fourteen Innings. This Is the player who has been secured by the New York Americans. Noonan, the Holy Cross catcher, will get a chance with the Chicago "Cubs" in the spring. Manager Frank Chance thinks very well of him. Over in Philadelphia President Shettsline and Manager Duffy are claiming two cham pionships for next season?National League and world's. Some 150 garuea will have to be played before that is settled. James McHale, the old Butte favorite, Is playing grand ball with Portland, and continues to Improve in hla batting. As a fielder ho has few equals anywhere. Many players of the American Association have been drafted by big league clubs for next season. The question is well ashed, What does Connie Mack intend to do with the many youngsters he has secured for next season? Is it true that he has .been on the outs with I<ave Cross and that the two will part company ? Billy Gilbert, the GJant's second base man, is now a bonlface. He has opened a cafe In Harlem. At the end of next season J. Bd. Grlllo, of Toledo, will try to arrange a series of post-seosvn games between the champions of the American Association and the East ern I.eague. rhe father of Capt. A. C. Anson died last week in Marshall-town, Iowa. He was a ball player In his day and was a member of the same ulne in his town with his eon. Hal. Chase, the first base man of tha New York Americans, is playing ball out on the Paelflo coast this winter in order to de veiop himself as a left-hand hitter. Here tofore he has been a failure batting at the right side of the p!at& A San Francisco writer maintains that Taeo-ma had a team last season bettor than some In the American and N? tfonal leagues. It is so easy to say that on paper. It s a good wager that the tailenders of both big leagues would make mince meat of the western t*am In a series of six games. Arthur Kruger. of the Oakland fly-chaser Cincinnati has Just landed, is said to be atrociously bad on ground raps. But he can hit, and, Soymour-llke. Mayhaps that wlH give him a regular berth. A Buffalo writer says that Buffalo, Provi dence, Newark, and Baltimore pay out fir more than they receive. Bless you, that happens in every league. Ball players who make their homes in Youngstown seem to get the matrimonial "fever. "Peaches" O'Nell was the first to become a benedict. O'Nell tied toe first knot lmmediatel yat the close of the sea son. Billy Pbyie followed suit by quietly slipping off to Jamestown. N. Y., with hla lady love and taking unto himself a better K?"" On Thursday Uu,t Chariey Hanvphiii, the -well known outfielder of the St. Louis American League team, elated with his tady fair to Jamestowra. Charley is still enjoying his honeymoon. Fit* pa trick Leaves Georgetown. Leo Fltzpatrlck, captain of the George town University foot ball team, has left the university on account of tremble with the faculty over a matter of discipline. This was Fttspatrlck's sophomore year, and many expected that he would again be elected to guide the work of the blue and gray team. for next season. It Is expected that Manager Hanlgan will call a meeting for the election of another captain within a short time. Bococfc, Lux, and McGulre are the only players who have been In the squad for two years and the choice of a leader for the blue and grraj" will lie be tween them, with the chances favoring Bo cock. McGulre will be barred by the four year rule next year, and Lux Is not ex pected to return to the university, and It Is more than probable that the captaincy will fall to Bocock, who Is considered by Dr. Rellly as about the best player on the team tnls year. Bocock will graduate from the university this year, but intends to tak8 a post-graduate course. In the George Washington game he had his Jaw fractured, but has now recovered sufficiently and 13 once more about. If he Is chosen as the captain for next year lie will undoubtedly be about the most popular leader that blue and gray has ever had. His gentlemanly conduct upon the gridiron has won him a host of friends outside of the university who hope that lie will be selected by the team for the captaincy. High-Class Pool Match. Irving Long of New York will play a 200 ball pool contest with Frank Sherman at the National Hotel billiard hall tonight. Long has recently defeated some of the best players in New York In private matches. Killed in Prize Fight. CHICAGO, December 8.?A dispatch to the Tribune from Yreka, Cal., says: Jack Mc Donald. a laborer at Weed and champion of the locality, was killed in a fistic contest Wednesday night with Sid Roberts. The two men made arrangements for a ten round bout for the gate receipts and a small purse, but from the third round Roberts had everything his own way. In the ninth, when McDonald was all but gone. Roberts swung a vicious left to the back of McDon ald's head, dropping him to the floor. Mc Donald did not regain consciousness and died yesterday. The doctor pronounced death due to hemorrhage of the brain. Rob erts is In Jail, held for murder. NOT IN CLASSIFIED SERVICE. Employes at the White House Are Personal Appointments. The somewhat peculiar fact has developed that the executive force of President Roose velt Is not within the classified service, and that appointments to this foroe are made at the pleasure of the President or Secretary Loeb. without consultation with the civil service commission or Its eligible lists. Several days ago the Civil Service Retire ment Association of the treasury, which is seeking to have a law passed providing for retirement of superannuated clerks, made a request the departments of the city for Information relating to the alasaified em ployes of the departments, the object being to obtain data to be used In pushing the campaign for a retirement law. The same Inquiry was made at the White House, from whloh the association has received the re sponse that "none of the employes of the Whits House are within the classified civil service," and that Secretary Loeb has no desire to give any Information on the sub jeat of his force or make any statement con cerning It. The answer was somewhat of a surprise to the treasury officials. Further inquiry brings out the statement that the White House force lias never been regarded as within the classified service, although ap pointments and promotions are made along civil service lines. There are three posi tions?secretary and two assistant secreta ries?that are presidential appointments that must be confirmed by the Senate. All the other plaoes, from chief clerk down to mes senger, are made according to the personal wishes of Secretary Loeb or the President If the latter should see fit to give orders. Clerkship vacancies are usually filled from clerks In the departments, whose tempo rary work at the White Houss has revealed their fitness for the work there, while mes sengers and minor places are filled from the White House labor force or in other ways. IN HANDS ON CONGRESS. Secretary Bonaparte's Declaration Re garding the Frigate Constitution. Secretary Bonaparte has received the fol lowing telegram from A. E. Pillsbury, ex attorney general of the state of Massachu setts: "May I not say to meeting called to pre serve 'Constitution* that she will not be destroyed?" Secretary Bonaparte's attitude regarding the fate of the 'historic -old frigate Is sue clnctly outlined in this telegram, which lie sent in reply: "Fate of Constitution in hands of Con gress. Personallly wish to see her arise like a phoenix, but am too loyal to other Constitution to take unauthorized liberties with tills one." RETIREMENT OF CLERKS. Efforts to Obtain a Practical and Equitable System. Efforts toward a practicable and equitable system of retirement of disabled and super annuated clerks In the civil branch of the government have been made from time time for twelve years, and renewed energy will be used to bring about legislation at this session. Twenty-five bills in reference to It have been introduced in the house and a number in the Senate and several hav already been Introduced at this session Representative Tawney of Minnesota waj one of the first to receive favorable consld eratlon in committees for a bill Introduced by him. A number of plans for retirement are pro posed, but the chief ones propose that It done without expense to the government?by a wage percentage deducation, by deferred annuity insurance and by the substitute plan, the latter proposition proposing employ youngsters as substitutes for the old men and women, the young clerks work for $600 a year and give the old people what they have been drawing in salaries to the time of retirement, with the excep tion of the $300 received by them. Bills Introduced In the House. The following are among the more nota ble bills Introduced In the House: By Representative Smith (Illinois)?For one-cent letter postage. By Representative Gillett (Massaehu setts)?Fixing a tax of two cents per $100 on transactions in grain, provisions, cot ton, stocks, bonds and securities. By Representative Cooper (Wisconsin) Setting aside 40 per cent of the money real ized from land sales In the Philippines for school purposes In the Islands. By Representative Rhlnock (Kentucky) EstabllsUng a railway hospital service with hoiipttals at important points along leading lines for the treatment of persona injured or taken sick on trains. By Representative Perkins (New York)? To buy buildings for the United States em bassies at London and Paris. By Representative Dovener (West Vlr ginla)?To establish a forest reserve In the Appalachian mountains and to conserve the waters of the Potomac water shed and provide a pure water supply to the Dls trlct of Columbia. Copied 32,000 Word* in a Day. As a record-breaker Miss Florence B. Alexander, a stenographer and typewriter in the United States patent office, now holds the palm. She has succeeded in copying 32,000 words on a typewriting machine In one working day, which is 2,000 words in excess of the former record. The record bad been held by Miss Laura Hopkins of the same office, who copied 30. 000 words in a single official day. The pat ent office has gome of the speediest type writers la the departmental service or In the world. The daily ac-jcsge of words copied by these experts is 15,000. MO IRONSIDES" bpanish War Veterans Adopt Strong Resolutions TO PRESERVE THE SHIP OPPOSE USE OP CONSTITUTION AS TARGET FOB NAVY. Arrangements to Be Made for Recep tion to Members of Congress Who Served In War. "I would as soon aim a shot at our dear flag Itself?'Old Glory'-as to aim one at the venerable American warship, the Con stitution. 'Old Ironsides' was once a tar get for the guns of the English navy, hut at that time she was able to shoot back. True Americans will never permit the re mains of this grand old man-of-war to <5 used as a target for the American na^>' With this as his shibboleth. Major S. Hodgson, past corps commander, ad - dressed the Department of the ^,3^r'ct of Columbia, United Spanish W ar \ eteran-, last night In favor of the preservation of the historic, nge-worn ship, C?nst!1" Following his earnest address dectded ac tion was taken against the recommendation of Secretary of the Navy Bonaparte that the old vessel be shot to pieces as a target by ships of the American navy. . The occasion was the final of iwr. of the Department of t^ Mstrict Columbia, United Spanish ^ a:r veteran*, which was held at headquarters .19 6th street northwest, and matters of moment were si veil consideration. .. Major Hodgson feelingly (referred to the Important part "Old th vessel, no. an* whether there remain^ a s ssS^i?^.rs??5.S powers. An Object Lesson in Patriotism. "As a part of the homely nucleus from which grew our present superb navy sa d Mai Hodgson, "If for no other reason. -Old Ironsides' should be preserved for all time as an object lesson of patriotism and sacri fice for the youth of the United States.^ the glorious memories ot ^ ?eaWp minlous end that has been recommended by t^ofewnnaym?Ht Memc5h, who served as an?officer in the 4th United ftat^JoUin teer Infantry (lmmunes) in the war witn He said ffes^ut Roosevelt's Wstoryof the w? of 1812 "gives the best story of Old Ironsides' and her noble deeds. Spanish* W^SCVetersJM take th^ Initiative, the venerable craft brought to ^ ashington and kept here on exhibition for all time. Commander John Lewis Smith appointed as a committee to take action in this mat ?e"r aS confer with other patHotlc organ,. ~ rt?teJnt^Uoef rSnltteeJt ib fV-rXe^Tdi riotic societies, to carry the matter betor* Congress, if such a step becomes necessary. To Hold Congressional Reception. Another matter of importance given con sideration last night was a proposition to hold a reception under the auspices of all the camps of Spanish War Veterans in the District at which the guests of honor will be Gen. J. Warren Keefer, member of Con gress from Ohio and first commander-in chief of the national body of Spanish War Veterans; Representative Gilbert of In diana. former department commander of the U. S. W. V. o? that state; Senator Dick. Representative Wiiey and other mem bers of Congress who are actively Identi fied with the organization. The entertainment committee was In structed to make arrangements *?r this re ception and entertainment in the near fu tUReports from the several officers showed that unusual activity has developed in the department during the first half of Com mander John Lewis Smiths term and the outlook for the future was said to be br'cht Much regret was expressed at the action of McKinley Camp in deciding to surrender its charter to the department. Commander Smith was requested to designate an officer t^ receive the charter and effects of the camp This action was decided upon at the last meeting of McKinley Camp, and the re quest was presented last night by Capt. R. B. Leach, its commander, who was at the department meeting with Capt. Fred W. Wildman and Mr. Jirokowlc. a leading member of that body. It was stated that membership of the body will affiliate with the other six camps in this Junsalc t 0n History of McKinley Camp. The disbanded camp came into existence when Major Fred S. Hodgson was depart ment commander. At first It was known as Willard Camp, having been named In honor of Lieut. Gov. Willard of Virginia. Later the name was changed to William McKin ley Camp, in honor ot the martyred Presi dent The personnel of the camp has al wavs been of a high order. Its members were mainly employes of the government dfcoartments, representing many states and nearly every branch of the military service. Attention was called to the movement in behalf of the establishment of a new ana Improved Soldiers and Sailors' Temporary Home In Washington, with modern san itary and hospital requirements. The de partment placed itself squarely on reoord as champions of a new home, and the mem bers will work "like beavers'" to accom plish the desired result. To Form a Club. Steps were also taken to form a Spanish War Veterans' Club, with club rooms at headquarters, 719 6th street northwest, where the members can spend the Ion* winter evenings playing games, reading ; and relating army reminiscence* A com mittee to arrange for the establishment of the club was appointed, as follows; Capt. \V ll. Mellach, Ma J. Fred S. Hodgson, Capt Sheridan Ferree, Department Quar tei master Daniel P. Conway and Junior Vice Department Commander Wise. At a meeting of the committee held last night Capt. Sheridan Ferree was unanimously elected chairman. On motion of Capt. Fer ree a voto of thanks was tendered to each of the volunteer performers at the recent benefit performance at the National The ater and letters of thanks will be sent to I each by the department adjutant, G. K. I Rausch. Reports received last night indl cated that the affair was a success In every particular. Public Barred After 2 O'Clock. In the future no person other than au of ficial of the Interior Department or a mem ber of Congress will bo permitted to enter the portals of the pension office after 2 o'clock each afternoon. This is In accord ance with an order Issued by Commissioner Warner, who Is of the opinion that tlio two hours and a half In the afternoon should be devoted exclusively to the transaction of government business. To View Southern Ports. Gen. Storey, Gen. Mills and Maj. Goethals. members of one of the subcommittees of the board created by the President to re vise the scheme at the Bndlcott fortifica tions board, have started south to view the fortifications oa the Atlantic and gulf coasts. ??Wonder What Mertz Will Say Today?" Store Closes Daily at 6 p.m.; Saturdays at 9 p.m. Three Snaps in nits to Measure. ?We saved a big slice of the cost of these three lines of suit ings and we're sharing that saving with you. ?The fabrics are all of this season's production, in black, blue and fancy effects?goods usually sold for double the sale prices. ?Take your pick of the three lines and have a suit built to your order in the "Mertz-way"?guranteed to fit and sat isfy. Line No. 3. Suits to Order, Line No. fl. So its to Order, $9,50 Line No. 2. Suits to Order, SI2o50 1 1 1 ?Full Dress Suits to order silk facing?for and Tuxedo 50 ?Overcoats to order of fab ?wor"'$25~ $12.50 and MERTZ CO. 906 F Street. I i ? TO COMMAND THE CHARLESTON. Commander Window Succeeds Captain Winslow. Commander Cameron MoR. Wlnslow, for merly naval aid to the President, and now In command of the Mayflower, has been se lected to command the new protected cruiser Charleston, which will bo to the Pacific station early In the year to become the flagship of the Pacific squadron. The Charleston will replace the Chicago, which is badly In need of repairs. The Charleston, before commencing her cruise around Cape Horn, will call at Charleston, 8. C., where she will be pre sented by that tity with a silver service. The citizens have Invited Secretary Bona parte to vl**t Charleston on that occasion to Inspect the navy yard and witness the presentation of the gift. If he can leave Washington then he will probably make the trip In the Dolphin. Capt. Herbert Wins low, now commanding the Charleston, will commar.d the battleship Keargarge, reliev ing Capt. Raymond P. Rogers, who will be ordered to Washington to succeed Capt. Seaton Sehroeder as chief of the ofllee of naval Intelligence, ordered to command the battleship Virginia. ROCKVILLE AND VICINITY. General and Personal News From Montgomery County's Capital. Special Correspondent* of Th? Star. ROCKVILLE, Md., December 7, 1905. Mr. Frank M. Flack, Jr., of Washington and Mrs. Florence M. Rose of New York came out to Rockvllle yesterday afternoon and were married by Rev. Thomas H. Campbell, pastor of the Baptist Church. The ceremony was performed at the home of Rev. S. R. White. Mr. Harvey Burriss, who resides near Norbeek, this county, was a few nights ago struck on the head with a stone thrown by some unknown person and knocked down, but lie was not seriously injured. His as sailant made off at once. The attack was made near the young man's home. At this week's session of the orphans* court for this county the following business was transacted: The last will and testa ment of Elizabeth Y. Mag-ruder was admit ted to probate and record and letters testa mentary were granted to T. Maynard Hoyle. the executor named; bond, $4,000. George M. Fry, executor of Susan M. Belt, filed list of personal estate of deceased. Letters of administration on the personal estate of Fielder C. Marlow were granted to Nellie A. Marlow; bond. $2,400. J. N. Miller, administrator of Edward Boswell, filed list of personal estate of deceased. Letters of administration on the personal estate of William W. Metzger were granted to Hazel Metzger; bond, $12,000. While passing through Rockvllle a few evenings ago Mr. Frank Henley, whose home Is about eight miles west of here, met with a serious accident. Hi3 four-horse team took fright and started to run away. Mr. Henley was in the wagon at the time. He attempted to reach the saddle horse by stepping along the wagon tongue, but fell, and was run over by the wagon. One of his legs was broken near the ankle and he was otherwise injured. The team was over taken and stopped before It had suffered any Injury. The farm of the late Susan Belt, about three miles from this place, has been sold to Mr. Robert A. Coe for $5,400. The tract contains 125 acrcs. The following additional cases have been disposed of in the circuit court at this piacs: James Donohue, assault; fined $100 and costs; Irene Bennett, assault; guilty, sentence suspended: Agnes Howard, carry ing concealed weapon: stetted; Thomas Noonan, assault; guilty, not sentenced; William L. Stottleroeyer, hindering an of ficer; not guilty; Edward Bradlev, assault; stetted. The case against Thomas Thornton, col ored, indicted for au assault with intent to kill Aubrc-y Green, a well-known young res ident of this vicinity, has been set for trial tomorrow. Charles E. England has been appointed carrier on rural free delivery route No fl taking the place of W. Tyler Case, recently resigned. Nathan C. Stiles has been ap pointed his substitute Immigration of Aliens. Senator Lodge has Introduced bills to amend the act to regulate the immigration of aliens. The bill Includes the measure familiarly known as the educational test Introduced two years ago. Prize Picture Contest for Amateur Photographers. Beginning wlt>h the Sunday Star's Photographio Contest for SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17, which closes at noon on MONDAY. DECEMBER 11, the weekly contests will be for pic tures on special subjects. The contests for the succeeding Sundays, each contest closing on the preceding Monday, will be for plo tures on the following subjects: Sunday, Deo. 17.?Domestic Pets. 8unday, Dec. 24.?Marine Views. Sunday. Dec. 31.?Portraits. Sunday. Jan. 7.?Humorous Pictures. Sunday, Jan. 14.?Historic Places. Sunday, Jan. 21.?Babies. Sunday, Jan. 28.? Soenes in Zoologi cal Park. Sunday, Feb. 4.?Street Scenes, bunday, Feb. 11.?Odd and Unusual Views. Sunday. Feb. 18.?Scenes In Rock Creek Park. Sunday, Feb. 35.?Landscapes. Thero will be three prizes offered in each contest, as follows: FIRST PRIZE. $5.00. SECOND PRIZE. $8.00. THIRD PRIZE, $1.00. Any amateur photographer resid ing In the District of Columbia may compete for these prizes. Send pictures to SCSOAY EDITOR STAR, Washington, D. C. Photographic Contest. HI PING PONG SETS. HALF PRICE, III! ''""k s"' !n *t ? t t *JSI" 1 rbo. (?r??al tMignlti chance far , Xn?s !"i.vrm All *.?-rs of Sporting <;:?&? Sifts pricey away he low ativ rote petition M. A. TAPPAN& CO., '??' <??*?? KM uxedlo yit for "Him." E'U. appre ciate It if It's built the way we build them. The Tux?do Suits we tailor liave a character and distinctive elegance all their own. A very spe cial offering In ?. Fine Silk-lined Tuxedo Suit H??.r $30 1 > I 111 I 11 1,1 d<*8-504 Family Trade Our Specialty. 25c. PER QUART. 6 QUARTS FOR J1.00. Promptly dellrcred In unlettered w?gOD? A. Collins, ???$ Vvw nol2-90t-20 " "f. - - ? m|M|| L ... HOTELS, RESTAURANTS <6 CAFES. WHERE TO DINE. Eckstein's aZ-Ll.Vl 6e2S-tf,4 Ladies' Cafe now open. HARVEWgUJS; VT*'' ~ varieties of sea food?witb every dish kcown to frrrtronomy. Elegant luncb. 12 to 4. wy8-tf \ THE IHLGRI1I CAFE-A FLA< K TO~FLBA3L^ 814 F. Club Breakfasts. 16c. to 85o. Luncheoa a la carte. Table d'Hote Dinners, 25c. and 3f?c. Opposite Patent Office. se9 tf.4 CALLAGHAN'S. 7TH A.VI> G 8TS. N.W. T~T dies' and gentlemen's cafe. Business men's lunch 32 to 2; a la carte dinner. 4 to 7:30. Finest and best served sea foods lu the city. no4-90t Regular meals, 23c. [? Alao a Ja carte CoSotli ?;f n w ?Prn 6:80 ??m- to 7 Pm. ^UO IJU1 bt. Il.W. Special dinner Sundays. oc20-2m,4 The St. James $?r.uWio?.. European. Rooms, $1 to $3. HIgli-class Restaurant at Reasonable Prices. myl3-tf,4 YONHBRUEIDE'S HOTEL M A XH ATT AN, European. 604 Hth st. n.w. Business Men's Lnnr-b. 11:30 to 2. Restaurant now open. se21 ?K't FAREWELL TO TAKAHIRA. Friends in Social and Official Life Call to SRy Good-Bye. Mr. Takahlra. the Japanese minister. w:.o leaves for home soon on an extended l?iv<? of absence, from which he may not return, was host at a stag reception from 0 to 12 o'clock last evening, when his friends in social and official life paid him n marked tribute cf regard. The Secretary of State and other members of the cabinet, th* members of the diplomatic corps and offi cers of the army and navy, an a sj.eclal courtesy to the minister, appeared in uni form, assisting In making the affair a bril liant one. President Roosevelt was repre sented at the reception by his military aid, Col. Charles S. Bromwel!. The legation was decorated with cut flow ers and palms, and the minister was as sisted in receiving by Mr. Hiokl. counsellor and first secretary of legation, and the other members of his staff. The guest* tendered the minister their wishes for an enjoyable rest and for his early return as Japan's first ambassador. Secretary Root, In bidding farewell to Mr. TakaJiira, expressed the hope that ho would soon have the pleasure of greetln* Mr. Takahfra on his return to this country as Japan's first ambassador to the United States. Secretaries Taft and Shaw added that that was a wish iu which they heartily shared A Correspondent's New Position. Geo. U. Man-In, a well-known member of the Capitol press gallery and the Waslilng ton correspondent of a number of Ohio pa pers, has been appointed general state agent for Ohio of the Casualty Company of America, of which Mr. Armstrong, former assistant secretary of the treasury, is presi dent. Mr. Marvin will leave Washington next week .and will make his headquarters at Columbus, Ohio. A Sort of Omnibus Exploration. Representative Richardson of Alabama has reintroduced the freak-by-request which he put In last session, and which ap propriates $800,000 for the organisation and maintenance of an expedition for Investi gating all things connected with the ssa and for the advancement of physical sci ence. This generous and otherwise delight ful bit of embryo legislation provides for the appointment of ninety members of the expedition at $3,000 each and for & host of officers at large salaries. Needless to say It Is just as dead as If it had been hit In the. head with an ax and laid away to rest.