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YEAR'S EVENTS IN DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
1200 G street northwest caused a damage ef J33.000 on the same day. A feature of that fire was the rescue of four women from the third floor of the burning building by I^leut. Sullivan of Truck C. Three days later a slight fire occurred in the house in the rear of 432 8th street northwest. In that blaze James N. Corron, sixty-two years old. almost helpless from illness, received burns that resulted in his death at the Emergency Hospital a short lime after he was taken out of the blazing bouse. The first fire loss of the year occurred on January 3. when an explosion of gas caused a damage of Jl.uOO at the house at 311-313 G street northwest. F. Agnes Mer rill. living In the fashionable boarding house at 1313 f, street northwest, was rescued from a fire in that building on January 25, caused by children playing with matches. The damage was ab.-ut ?.">,<<*>. PsmaKO to t':i- extent of about $1.'.!<?? was done in the ).ulidi-:K at 713 14th street northwest on Ma\ (>ii Jul;. fire destroyed the drug store of F. K. Richardson and Prince's fetudlo, OB the second floor. at ltth street and Pennsylvania avenue northwest. In cluded In the ilama?'-, which amounted to }8, <?>*>. was a painting of ex-President Grover Cleveland and his cabinet, valued at $1,000. Scleral improvements In the department were noted during the year. The report HM l< .n February 2."> of the unqualified suc cess f the high pressure tests made at 18th and r streets gave impetus to a better and mop effective tire protection system In tlie District. Tie- report of the Senate committee In favor of the pension bill fur policemen and firemen, out of the funds of the Police Court tines, gave Impetus to the passage of such a law. which has been desired for BOOM time. Few changes in officials were announssd during the year. The most Im portant was that of the promotion of P. W Nicholson to be fire marshal, vice 8. Ulei er. who was pensioned. Tli> trophy flag for efficiency was awarded thin year to Engine Company No. I. In his annual report Fire Chief Belt asked for Increases in the budget amounting to IftM.uOO. This Is to provide for better sal aries for the members of the department and Improvements In equipment and quar ters Public Institutions. The District Jail was quarantined from August 10 to September 15) on account of the development of two cashes of smallpox among the prisoners This resulted In crowded conditions In the workhouse, to which all the prisoners were sent. Supt. Ij. H. Zlnkham recommended in his annual report, which was submitted on Septomt>er 21. that the workhouse and the Washington Asylum Hospital and the tLlms house should he further separated. If the best results were to be obtained. He re ported that 733 had been burled In potter's field d-urlng the year closing July 1. Changes in the official staffs of the boys' reform s hool and the girls' reform school were made during the year, taking effect on June 1 and July 1. respectively. Isaac A. Porter was appointed superintendent of the boys' nform school, vice Bronson J. Miles; and Mrs. Gertrude Taylor was ap pointed matron, vice Mrs. Bronson J. Miles. Fire destroyed the main building at the re form school. ELECTRIC RAILROADS There was not much done during the year toward adding to the facilities in the way of 6treet railways outside o>f the District limits, one reason, perhaps, being that the field is -already pretty well covered. In connection with the changes occasioned by the replacing of the old Dong bridge with the new steam railroad bridge and a high way bridge, the company operating- the Washington, Mount Vernon and Alexandria electric road was reorganized and an ex tensive scheme of Improvements on that road was carried on, which it is thought, will result in making It first class in all respects. No progress, as far as the actual work on the roadway, was made in the pro posed electric line between this city and Baltimore and Annapolis. The company, however, has been refinanced and the pros pect Is good that the road will be com pleted. The Great Falls and Old Dominion road, between the Great Falls and the Aqueduct bridge. Is so nearly completed that It 1= expected It will be operated early In the opening year. It is announced that trans fer arrangements have been made with the Capital Traction Company so that pas sengers living within three miles of the city along that road can come in on a sin gle fare. THE INAUGURATION Another Inauguration day passed into his tory with the year, and Theodore Roosevelt, President of the I'nited States, and Charles W Fairbanks. Vice President, by will of a tremendous majority at the polls the pre ceding autumn, were formally Inducted into office. The ceremonies before the east front of tin- Capitol were witnessed by an enor mous gathering, and the parade afterward was pronounced the finest pageant ever wit nessed along the historic avenue The pen sion office was again the scene of the inau gural ball, but Indications, both before and uftcr permission for use of the structure was given, were that Congress will not look with favor upon having tills function in the pension office, or in any other public build ing. In the future. Exposure to tne weather during the ln augur.il brought fatal illness to several prominent men, and this furnished renewed vigor to the proposition to change the date of inducting the President Into office be fore another inauguration day rolls round. Prominent In this effort we:e members of the inaugural committee, whose labors did much to make successful the preliminaries iu*i the incidentals of the ceremony of March 4 last The revival of date change agitation occurred within a fortnight after President Roosevelt again assumed the reins of office, and during the year much work In the cause was done by Commis sioner Macfarland, chairman of the com mittee on change of date The committee, consisting of governors of most of the states and of prominent Waslilngtonians. w<is called to a final meeting on November 2s, when steps were taken to bilng the matter before Congress. KECORD OF WEATHER The year 10O5, so the weather records show, included an unusually cold winter, and during January and February a series of markedly heavy falls of snow. The goose-bone prophet, however, went astray on his accustomed prediction that a cold winter meant a hot summer, for the latter season passed with far below the average number of siifling days, and the autumn following was little short of Ideal One of the worst storms of tha year covered threo days Just before Christmas. when nearly twenty-four hours of snow was followed by a continu ous downpour of rain so that gutters and creeks overflowed their bounds. A great number of skaters enjoyed the sport al most continuously during the ilrst two months of the year, and when warm rains finally carried the ice off the river a fleet of Ice-breaking tugs were led Into battle and the danger of flood was averted. The cold season, of course, carried Its quota of suffering to the poor, so that organized charity was called upon for strenuous la bors to bring the needed relief. ALONO THE RIVER During the year which has Just closed the deepening of the Potomac river channels in this vicinity was continued. The channels in the vicinity of the city have been dredged and all shoal lumps removed, the sum of f77.4?M having been expended on the work, which Is about two-thirds completed. The re-establishment of the ferry line service tills clty-juid Alexandria occurred. October 31 the new steamer Woodbury opened communication by water between the two cities, after the route had been closed for about a year. The beautifying of the portion of the Potomac Park lying west of the railway tracks was accomplished the last year. A park containing a driveway, gardens and a large athletic field has been laid out and opened to the public. The tlreboat Firefighter went Into commis sion to protect shipping and wharf buildings about the harbor. The erection of a house for the flreboat and the building of the new terminal for the Washington-Alexandria ferry were the noted Improvements iu the river front section of the city during the year. 1HE NATIONAL GUARD The citizen soldiery of the national capi tal made commendable progress during the twelve months just ended. The customary gallery practice and matches were In order during January, February. March and April. The annual Inspection and muster occurred from February 2 to February 17. The entire brigade participated in the in augural parade the 4th of March, the of ficers for the first time wearing the new olive-drab overcoats. An order issued May 8 disbanding the 1st Regiment, so far as the regimental organi zation was concerned, and honorably dis charging Col. Henry May and Lieut. Col. Burton R. Ross. The 1st Regiment, by order dated July 1 n. was reorganized, with MaJ. Charles H. Ourand, inspector general of the militia, as colonel, and Maj. L. H. Relchelderfer of the 2d Battalion as lieu tenant colonel. The action of Gen. Harries in disbanding the regiment and discharging the officers mentioned was sustained by the War Department. Company F, 2d Regi ment. was disbanded May 24, but was re organized just two months later. Rltle practice on the new range on the Hamilton road was ordered from June 15 | to July 24. The Naval Battalion aboard the U. S. S. Puritan participated in the joint army and navy exercises In the Chesapeake | bay and left here for that purpose the 8th of June. Service medals were pre sented to a large number of guardsmen entitled to the same, with appropriate cere monies, on the White Lot June 21. The annual encampment was held at Bolivar Heights, near Harpers Ferry, W. Va., from August 2 to August 11, inclusive, and was a pronounced success. A brigade rifle team and several other teams and Individuals participated In the national and other | matches at Sea Girt. N J., the latter part | of August and the first part of September. A term of theoretical instruction, to be . annual, commenced November 1 and will terminate March 31. The recitations, dem onstrations and lectures are conducted by Lieut. Col. J. 8. Pet tit, 8th United States Infantry, specially detailed by the War Department for that purpose. A series of rifle matches was held on the range October 18, 19, 20 and 21. Among the participants were teams from Mary land and from the United States army and the Marine Corps. The prize? and also the regular rifle practice Insignia were present ed to those entitled to the same by Gen. William Crozier, chief of ordnance, United States army, at a ceremony held In the drill hall of the Center Market Armory on the evening of November 28. The bill providing for the reorganization of the District National Guard was favor ably reported to the House of Representa tives. but was not called up prior to the adjournment of Congress. IN THE CHURCHES The churches of Wshington have been unusually active during the past twelve months. Probably the most notable fea ture of the religious life of the community is the large number of new church build ings that have been erected and the im provements that have been made, not to mention the organization of entirely new churches or movements to bring about such organizations. The year has been remark ably prosperous In the churches of Wash ington, and the church people have been able to undertake projects which they have had In mind for a long time?years, In many cases ? because of this prosperity. There are new church buildings of practi cally every denomination, which have been erected since January 1, 1905, and they are scattered over the city and In the outlying districts. During the year several large and Im portant religious gatherings were held In this city. Including the 121st annual ses sion of the Baltimore M. E. conference, in the spring; the semi-annual meeting of all the bishops of the Methodist Episcopal de nomination, in the fall, when many Im portant discussions took place; the meeting of the Pennsylvania conference of the United Brethren Church, etc. BRIDGES. MUCH PROGRESS ON SEVERAL NEW STRUCTURES. In municipal improvements during 190& probably no greater strides were made in any line than in the construction of bridge. The new railway bridge across the Poto mac. already in use with the beginning of the year, was supplemented by the comple tion of the new Highway bridge, which awaits only the finishing touches to its ap proaches to be put into active service. The Connecticut avenue bridge, which is to be the greatest of its kind In the world, passed : through its most critical stage, and the con tractors, having successfully keyed the five largest arches, completely spanning the Rock creek gorge with concrete, entered upon the construction of the smal.er arche.-s which will support the roadway of the bridge. On the proposed Anacostla bridge, to replace the old structure across the i Eastern branch, marked progress was made, although It will yet be many months before ? the formal ceremony of throwing the bridge ??ii, : to the public occurs. E irly in the year the agitation for trans ferrin;,' the Thompson bridge to Q street across Rock crtek was reopened, but Con Kr.-s did not take the desired action. Busi ness interests in Virginia, headed by the management of each of the principal brlck ra.ds made an appeal ^ postponement of ti e deSirucMon . f the old Long bridge until after the approaches to the new Hlgh ! way bridge have been proven adequate for heavy traffic. The proposition for construction of a Me monal bridge across the Potomac to Arl ington was not seriously agitated during th. twelve months, but it was stated on several occasions tint the project Is await ing ? nly a favorable opportunity to again be pushed to the foie. The Aqueduct bridge is ready to carry trolley traffic, but no cars have yet been run across the structure. LOCAL NEWSPAPERS An important happening In the newspaper world during the year was the purchase of a controlling Interest in the Washington Post by John R. McLean on October 0. The change In ownership marked a very Impor tant period In newspaper development In Washington. On January 2 The Star was able to Issuo an extra telling of the fall of Port Arthur. This was the first announcement of the fact that was made anywhere In this country, or. Indeed, anywhere in the western world. On March 18 The Star announced the forthcoming publication of Its Sunday edi tion. which made Its first appearance on March 2?5. Thus, for the first time since Its foundation. The Star became a seven-day paper. The Star established a new departure In school decoration by Its offer of fifteen groups of classic statuary to the public schools of the District, and for weeks the voting conte?t to determine how the statues should be distributed w one ?1 tb? kMO* est and most Interesting: problems of school life In Washington. The Washington Times celebrated holiday week by moving Its plant from the building at 10th and D streets to Its new home In tbe Munsey building, on E street between 18th and 14th streets. The building, one of the most Imposing private structures on Penn sylvania avenue, was erected during the year on the site of the old Lawrence Hotel. IN THE HOSPITALS There have been many noted Improve ments of late in the hospital facilities of the national capital. Several new general and special hospitals have been established and notable additions made to the exist ing institutions. In the District of Co lumbia there are seventeen general and special hospitals, and several private sani tariums. The new home of the Eastern Dispen sary and Casualty Hospital, at 708 Massa chusetts avenue northeast, was dedicated Wednesday, April 26, with appropriate cere mony. PUBLIC BUILDINGS. The building occupied by the Police Court at the northeast corner of 6th and Louis iana avenue was taken down and prepera tions are In progress for the erection of a new building for the use of the court. Progress is being made in the erection of the new Municipal building on the south side of Pennsylvania avenue between 13% and 14th streets. A good deal of work was done on the large public buildings that are In various stages of progress, such as the Agricultural Department building, the National Museum building and the office buildings for the House and Senate. The union depot has so far progressed that it is possible to get some idea of its ! appearance when it will be completed. It ' Is probable that during the coming year j the new terminal will be in use in part at any rate. EXECUTION AT JAIL The only execution in the United Stages jail, this city, during 1904. was that of Au gustus L. Shaffer, convicted of the mur der of the woman who had formerly been his wife, but who had procured a divorce Shaffer was put to death on the scaffold the 10th of February. ORGANIZATIONS. Among the events In the year's history of organizations was the dedication of the large building which had been erected for the use of the Young Men's Christian As sociation, which was paid for by means of contributions of citizens. An association the Metropolitan Club was started, or favorable conditions. The new homo for the Metropolitan Club was started or rather the removing of the old building at the southwest corner of 17th and H streets was the preliminary step taken, which is to be followed by the erection of the new building. The eighty-sixth anni versary of the founding of the order of Odd Fellows was celebrated and a local Red Cross branch was formed. The fortieth anniversary of the Oldest Inhabitants' As sociation was celebrated with a dinner. REVIEW OF THE YEAR. Sermon by Dr. Radcliffe of New York Avenue Presbyterian Church. Dr. Wallace Radcliffe, pastor of the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, gave his annual review from his pulpit of the year's history at the morning service yesterday. "All who have died are consciously or un consciously 'helpers in the war' of ultimate triumph of light and liberty and peace." In art, in the drama, in music, In science, in statecraft. In law, in literature, in scholarship, in military annals, In philan thropy, in sociality, in all departments of activity. Dr. Radcliffe enumerated a long list of those who have given their lives dur ing the year to their work and who have been called to stop. Confident of the purpose which underlies all events and hopeful of conditions as they are Dr. Radcliffe said: "The war goes on, but all are present or accounted for. Struggle, tears, blood, crash, with here and there a bivouac and now and then a defeat, but with every year reinforcements and advance toward the ultimate triumph of light, liberty and peace. Over the smoke of Mukden and Port Arthur the rainbow of promise and peace. Japan emerges a new nation, dis enthralled and hopeful. Out of tho con fusion of Russia emerge order and liberty. Norway addresses itself to independent national life. France breaks the shackles of eccleslastleisni "In America political and cammereial up heaval makes for righteousness. The cry of 'tainted money' is the echo from an awakened conscience. Even foot ball is disposed to correct its brutality and con fess its anachronism. The Scotch church controversy is settling itself on the basts of the square deal. The Berlin Cathedral and the American federative council speak their characteristic word for the reunion of Christendom, and the Welsh revival In tensifies throughout the world the fact and power of the things unseen and eternal. ' THE TROTTING TURF. A1 Thomas, the trainer and driver, has purcliased the pacing gelding Stein, 2.06, vnd will take him down the line again next year. The first race the son of Joe Daly won last season was the $1,000 purse for the 2.10 class at Hartford, driven by Mr. Thomas, although the gelding was cam paigned by Ed Geers early in the season. He paced the third mile in 2.00, his pre vious record being 2.09%. At the state fair In Syracuse he won a great race and surprised the trotting world by defeating suoh pacers as The Friend, Ethel Mac, Geary and Ben F., finishing first In the first, thldr and fifth heats in 2.07, 2.06 and 2.07%, respectively. He obtained his present mark of 2.06 In the $2,000 purse for the 2.09 class pace at Cincinnati. Colonel Delmar, a brother in blood to Major Delmar, 1.59%, wfalch passed through t he Old Glory sale in New York last month, has gone hack to New Jersey, and will do a stud season at Rarltan, at a fee of $100. The world's champion trotting stallion Cresceus will be trained next season and started against the records of other cham pions. While he has certainly proved a wonderful horse, there appears to be no | chance of his lowering the marks of Lou Dillon and Major Delmar at the age of i twelve, or rather thirteen next year. Two years ago he showed slightly lame, but whether he has recovered enough to start against championship records remains to be seen. He will do, however, for ad vertising purposes under the tutorage of Harry Hersey, who has done such great things with Dan Patch. Star I'atch, 2.07%, one of the new 2.10 pacers of last season, has gone to Chicago, and will be used for matinee driving ex clusively. Ralph Cudney is his now owner. Hippodrome Show This Week. The Hippodrome, or indoor circus, which attracted crowds at nearly every perform ance las* week is billed to continue at Convention Hall all of this week. Last Sat urday some of the children of the Presi dent's family were interested spectators, occupying a box at the show, while Ger trude Breton made her daily dash down the tremendous board incline from the roof of the great hail and leaped a thirty-foot gap on a bicycle. Other features of the circus Jack Cousins and Lottie Ajrmtr, eques trians; the Orlott troup of acrobats: Mile. Ray, slack wire artist?will be continued tills TNk. THE YEAR III SPORTS Unusual Increase in Interest in Different Athletics. BASE BALL IN LEAD PROFESSIONALS AND AMATEURS COMPETED FOB POPULARITY. Running and Trotting Races Viewed With Favor ? Bowling Leagues, Tennis and Golf. Notwithstanding the unprecedented ad vanco made In the way of sport In 1!MH, the past year has still a greater gain to record. The great prosperity of the coun try Is doubtless responsible for this con dition of affairs, but It Is a known fact that there was not a report but what showed Improvement In 1905. The District of Co lumbia kept step with the remainder of the country, the attendance at games of all kinds being unprecedented and the prizes donated were handsome and costly. Base ball and racing led the procession of suc cesses, and foot ball, tennis, bowling and rowing were close up. Remarkably favor able weather conditions played a big part in the general success of all the outdoor sports, the summer months being notable for the many pleasant days. Base Ball. The splendid achievenment of the Wash ington base ball club In climbing out of last place In the American League cham pionship race, a position it had held for three years, was one of the notable events of the year, and the new management came In for all sorts of praise. At the begin ning The Star gave the "fans" of the city a chance to nickname the club, and the "Nationals" was decided upon after hun dreds of suggestions had been put forward. This title proved unusually lucky, as the team, under the able leadership of Man ager Stahl, shot to the front at the open ing of the season, and remained in the first division long enough to create un usual enthusiasm and coin a barrel of money. Sickness and accidents then over took the manager and different players and the team finally dropped Into last place. The "fans" were In despair for a time, but the Nationals rallied gamely In the last month of play, and managed to crawl out of the tall-end position and push the weaker St. I^ouls Browns to the rear. The most notable affair In connection with the early success of the Nationals was the big re ception tendered the team upon its return from a successful trip to Philadelphia, New York, Boston and the West, the "avenue" being crowded with thousands of enthus iasts, much red Are being burned, and an elaborate banquet wound up the festivi ties at the Regent Hotel. At the close of the season the board of directors gave out the news that the Wash ington club had paid off all Its indebted ness. and In addition a fairly large divi dend was declared. Declaring dividends Is a new move for a Washington base ball club, and demonstrated the effloiency of both the directors and managers. Managsr Stahl was given unlimited power to se em e new players, and his first move was the signing of Third Basemaf Lave Cross, who captained the champion Athletics last year. This bit of enterprise was hailed with great delight by the Washington en thusiasts, and the outlook for next sea son Is most promising. Among the amateur base ball players the season was unprecedentedly successful. Never before were there so many leagues or clubs, and on every vacant lot where a diamond could be laid out base ball was being played last summer in Washington. There were seven fully organized leagues, with memberships ranging from sixteen down to eight clubs, and the independent teams were almost countless. The winners in the different leagues were as follows: In the Sunday School League Gunton first won the championship of Section A, and then defeated the fifth Baptist team, the victors of Section B. At the meeting of this league at the end of the season for the distribution of prizes, Mr. Tom C. Noyes, on behalf of The Evening Star Newspaper Company, presented the Gunton team with a handsome silver cup, and promised an other trophy for next season. It was the first time that the Sunday School League had been divided into two sections, and the plan was so successful that It will prob ably be repeated again next season. In the Departmental League the Agri cultural boys came out on top after a gal lant struggle down to the last few games. In the Metropolitan League the Eastern Empirses finished first in an interesting struggle for supremacy. In the Capital City League the team representing St. Stephen's Institute proved the victors. In the Marquette League St Martin's finished first, and In the Episcopal League Eplph i any Chapel boy3 were the winners. The i games In the Government Printing Office League were unusually exciting and Inter esting, and the Cowboys finally carried off the honors after a hard battle. An effort was made to bring the different amateur clubs together to settle the championship of the District, but the players were so mixed up with the different leagues and teams that cold weather set In before the games could be played. The Georgetown University base ball team had one of its most successful sea sons. and yet it was not entirely satisfac tory on account of the mixup over profes sionalism. The Blue and Gray boys played thirty-one games and won twenty-two, giv ing It .709 percentage of victories. Three of these games were played with profes sional clubs?Washington, Wilmington and Commissioners. Another was played with the Fourth Presbyterian of the Sunday i School League. Eliminating the four games and confiningtheir games played with only college teams, Georgetown won twenty games and lost seven, or an average of ? <41 on the season. The showing of the George Washington and Gallaudet teams ?a* of the In-and-out variety, but a big Improvement is expected for next season. Basing. Admirers of horse racing in the District of Columbia can point with pride to the splen did development In their sport In 190ft. The meetings at Benning and Brlghtwood were more successful than ever and the opening of the speedway gave the amateur reins men the chance they have been working for for years. Washington has been noted fo- some time for Its fine horseflesh, and the enterprising spirits among the thorough bred owners worked unceasingly until, at th<i present time, they have a speedway which compares favorably with the finest In the country. TOe spring meeting at Benning furnished splendid sport to a large attendance, and the fall gathering eclipsed anything here tofore done at the popular track. The prices of admission were materially ad vanced. the Washington Jockey Club cut entirely clear from the betting ring, but notwithstanding these apparent handicaps, more money was made by the organization and the class of thoroughbred runners In competition was decidedly the best ever seen in the District of Columbia. Owners 01 high-cilass horses, comprehending the enterprise of the local Jockey club, sent down stables of their best runners and as a result hor&es heretofore able to win purses at Benning were almost frozen out. When the track was fast at the opening of the fall meeting It was no uncommon occur rence for the Benning records to be beaten as frequently as three times a day. The high-class condition of affairs attracted horsemen from all over the oountry, and It la to be hoped that the high standard will be continued hereafter by the Washington Jockey Club and Its friends. Bowling. Last season's bowling records were very fine, but from present Indications the sea son recently started will outshine anything heretofore seen In the District. New gal leries of the very best construction have been built In Washington since last winter and at present there are so many leagues organized that It Is extremely difficult to .ifepJab on them. The winning teams in the different 'leagues last season were as follows: In the Departmental League, the Bureau boys came out ahead; in the DIs i V League, the Saengerbund team won out T>y a narrow margin over the Acmes; In the Royal Arcanum league, th? Orient als proved the best and captured the hand some silver cup offered as a prize by The Evening Star Publishing Company; the Co lumbia team was the best in the Real Es tate league, winning out with a good mar gin, while the Philadelphlas also had an easy time capturing first place in the Plate Printers' League. In the Post Office League the Delivery team headed#the list, a fair percentage separating the4 quintette from the Station B boys. Last February a big delegation of Wash ington bowlers attended the national con gress at Milwaukee and although no first prizes were captured, the local boys' show ing was very commendable. Lord and Hardle won second prize In the two-men contest, Columbia No. 2 won a prize in the team contest and individual prizes were won by Allison, Bunn and Miller in the Fln gle man events, making five prizes in all. Athletics. The work done this season by the local boys in field athletics has shown up re markably well. In January, 1905, In the second annual Indoor athletic carnival of the high schools of Washington, held in Convention Hall, Kent of Central High School ran the fifty-yard hurdle in the rec ord time of 5 2-5 seconds, equaling the work of Seltz of Georgetown University, done at the same time, which equaled the world a record, held by Lon E. Myers of New York city, made in 1884. In the fifty-yard dash, first-year high schools, Ellsworth of Tech nical won from the field. In the fifty-yard dash, open to candidates representing the preparatory schools of the city, Baker, rep resenting the Army and Navy Preparatory School, won. His ability was later demon strated on the local foot ball field "Where he proved to be one of the best halfbacks who have ever played that position for the team of the Army and Navy School. Much of this good work by the Army and Navy man is due to the field coaching of Coach Wefers of the school. Charles E. Seltz of the Georgetown University, in a special sixty-yard sprint, covered the distance In 01-5 seconds, clipping a second from the world record for that distance, made by Lon E. Myers of New York city in 1882. The Amateur Athletic Union failed to have an official timekeeper present, and the rec ord, as far as the union is concerned did not count. In the running high Jump event Riley of the Baltimore City College won easily. F. M. Byrne of Technical High School won the 880-yard run. When the shot-putting event was called A. C. Du ganne of Technical won. The athletic meet of the Georgetown Unl- ! verslty, held In the spring, was largely at tended, anfl all of the events were hotly i contested. In this meet the field and track athletes of the local high schools showed the result of- much work in the tramirg quarters. The -work of McDonald of Cen tral, Duganne of Technical. Ktpp of Cen tral, Morse of Western. Smith of Technical and Farmer of Eastern was especially promising. Boating. In the realm of boating the paddlers of canoes aeem to be leading the procession. Early in the season It was suggested that a canoe alub b? formed, but it was not un til late in the year that the canoeists of the city got together under the leadership of Messrs. Willard Fracker and Carl St od der and formed the Washington Canoe Club. The clubhouse, which is a fine ex ample of Its kind, stands as one of the ad ditions to the homes of good sport of the capital city. The structure was built dur ing the fall and formally opened Just after Christmas. The Potomac Boat Club mem bers have also worked hard this season. A regatta was heild in midsummer, but on ac count of the turbulent elements could not be finished. The work in the eight-oared j shells went forward with much earnestness Tl?? Junior eight of the club went to Phlla "The Best Gift of AH." (Copyright. 1MB. by Associated Sunday Magaiinti. Inc) This Superb Picture in Six Colors. Printed on heavy paper for iraming or home decoration pur poses, may be had at news stands and The Star office at TEN CENTS A COPY. ?v delphla and entered the regatta In thai city during the summer, but did not win. Motor boating;, yachting and falling have also come In for their part of the attention of the local lovers of the water. The Cor irthian Yacht Club lias held several regat tas on the river over their course off Ana lostan Island and they have been very suc cessful. They have ail been held under the supervision of Commodore John P. Welcker, who has been untiring In hl? efforts to bring motor boating to the attention of many of the capital city enthusiasts, late ly Commodore Welcker has, together with several other memibers of the Corin thian Yacht Club. Including Secretary' r>?n Clark, asked the Secretary of War for a land grant on the river above the boat club owned by the Analostan boys. It Is hoped that the request will be granted and the Corinthian Yacht Club will be enabled to erect a handsome clubhouse. The Analos tan Boat Club men liavo also been wide awake to the sport of boating during the past season and held one regatta under the supervision of Capt. Nevlus which was most successful. The showing of the crew of Georgetown University on the Hudson was a source of much satisfaction to the stu dents of the Blue and Gray. Foot Ball. Foot ball claimed no small amount of the attention of the folk of the capital city dur ing the past season. Hardly ever before has there been such rivalry shown In the realm of high school foot tall as shown upon the local gridiron this season. The ted and white of Western carried every thing before it. In the beginning of the season things at the school on the heights looked anything but like victory, but Messrs Branch Bccock and Tom Kirby, I both of Georgetown University, took the | coaching In hand and landed the school at the top of the column. Prof. C. W. Hecox I of Technical also did good work In coach | lng the team of the Manual Training boys. Business High School, under the leadership of Captain Bowles fought gamely In each i contest, and though this season they lost I In each game, still It is predicted, that when they get in -their new building next ! year foot ball material will come out in larger numbers. This season George Washington Univer sity, under the leadership of Capt. BenJ. Steenerson, showed to the foot 'ball world that hereafter the team of the university will be a factor in any game in which It will be a contestant. This success is due to the tenacity of Captain Steenerson, whose system of relentless training made itself felt. For the first time in the history of the two universities the team of George town University had to tight for every Inch of ground gained In the Thanksgiving day game with George Washington. This con test showed the beginning of a new era in the foot ball of the city. At Georgetown University the prospects at the beginning ot the season looked dark, as the Blue and Gray had adopted the strict eligibility code, and many of the men whom Coach Reilly had hoped would return to the university I did not come. The opening game with ( Gallauuet College showed that Georgetown was weak. When George Washington Uni versity tackled the boys from Kendall j Green the following Saturday the Buff and Blue was victorious, by a score of 21 to 0, with a heavier team than tackled George town against them. This looked bad for i the Blue and Gray prospects In the game with George Washington, and If the contest could have been played at that time George town would have undoubtedly lost. Reilly started to work In earnest to do the best ' he could. Princeton came next, and then Villa Nova and the husky lot from Swarth I more, with Washington and Jefferson and North Carolina following. These contests were aH lost, but old Georgetown fought gamely. Then came the break with Vir ginia and the announcement of the begin ning of the athletic contests between the Old Dominion University and George Wash ington University. Another epoch was the University, of Virginia and George Wash ington University game, and then the line up by -the Blue and Gray of Georgetown against the Carlisle Indians. This game, together with the Virginia game, brought out the largest attendance that had been seen at any of the contests. Golf. Although the past golfing season In the District was not the equal of l'.KM, the sport held Its own. as all the clubs report increased membership. The spring and fall tournaments of the different clubs showed a decreased list of contestants and also of class from out of town, but the play was very interesting and close. The Siamese minister brought about Increased interest in the sport at the Chevy Chase Club by offering a handsome cup, to be playM for by members only, three wins being neces sary to make It the property of the suc cessful player, and Mr. C. L. Marlatt had the honor of scoring the first victory, Dr. Glazebrook being the runner-up. The spring and fall tournaments of the Chevy Chase Club proved unusually lnt#rcstlng en account of the development of Mr. Samuel Dalzell, who won the principal cup In eaoh event. In the spring he defeated John C. Davidson In the finals, and in the fall Dr. L. L. Harban was the victim. Mr. Darnell has been "coming'' for several seasons, and during the past year earned the honor of being one of the best golfers in the Dis trict. At the Columbia Golf Club the f-prlng tourney went to Dr. L. L. Harban, who ae. feated Mr. A. S. Mattlngiy in the finals, in the tail the regular tournament ot the club was eliminated, and Instead the annual affair of the District of Columbia and Maryland Golf Association was hsld over its sporty course. This event proved to be the success of the year, as contestants were present from Maryland and Delaware, as well as the District, and again Dr. L. L. Harban came off the victor, after playing nineteen holes in the finals with Mr. G. C. Lafferty of Chevy Chase. Sucoassrul tour naments were also held on the courses o>f the Washington and Bannockburn goir clubs. One of the most interesting matches or the year was the Intercity between Phila delphia and Washington, the best players of both cities being participants. The Quakers won by the score of 42 to li'i. mak ing the fourth straight victory for them. In the foursome contests the Philadelphiar.s also won by the score of lO to 6. The chief match In the latter contest was between H. W. Perrln, the Philadelphia champion, and A. W. Tllllnghast against 'Jr. L. Li. Harban. the District champion and J. VV. McKlnley, the local pair winning by 5 up after a most exciting contest. Basket Ball. The National Guard Athletic Association Basket Ball League furnished some good basket ball last season. The fine showing of the team of the Corcoran Cadets aroused much enthusiasm among the members of that organization. The team played six teen games and won all of them. In Uie last contest with the Ordway Kitles' team they won by a score or to atrtfc. Ttie play throughout the contest told the story of the play of the Corcoran Cadet team throughout the season, as the contest was played In sixty minutes, and was especially clean, being devoid of all wrangles and de lays. This season, which has Just started, has had Its squalls. The military compa nies, together with the teams of the Y. M. C. A., Carroll Institute and Columbia Atn letlc Club, formed the Washington City Basket Ball League. Up to date Capt. fid wards of the Corcoran Cadets has "with drawn his team from the league on account of the fact that three of his men were pro tested before the registration committee of the South Atlantic Association of the Ama teur Athletic Union, and as a consequ ?nre when they appeared before the committee at the meeting In this city one man, Hanoi, boe, was declared a professional, iioby cf the Carroll Institute team was also placed in the professional ranks. After the resig nation of the Corcoran Cadets irom the league It was supposed that the O'.iwiv Rifle* would follow the lead, but they did not, and the league will doubtless continue through the season. There has been rumor of more tumult to follow in the ranks, and the statement has been made that before the season closes more of the players will be protested before the registration com mittee. The Corcoran team in the mean time has games with out-of-town teams, which will be played off and the schedule added to as the occasion demands. Taking things all together, the season, so far as hM been played, does not seem to in any way approach the degree of amiability and sportmanshlp as was shown In the work of the players In the contests during the last season. Tennis. The tennis world of Washington has en joyed a particularly successful time during tho past year. Again Conrad B. Doyle ?went <01 before him ut woo Uie cup a* the champion tersnU pl?yi?r of the city. The work of the Doyle brother* In all of the ms\ohes In which they competed was wps daily (Inc. The match between Franklin Oeoghegan and H. E. Doyle In the last tournament upon the court* of ths Bach elor's Lawn Tennis Club. In which Oeogho gan won tho place as the opponent of C. H Doyle In the final*, whs good tennis. In the beginning of the season John 1*. Davidson secured the championship of the south b> winning the third time from Harry Allen of New York. In this tournament the Work of Spencer Gordon of this city was espe clallj- line. The tournament of the Young Mens Christian Association held upon the courts of the association at 13th and Co lumbia road northwest was very surces? ful and was won by the Doyle brother* In tho doubles ami a tie (ilayed In the final' by the same men. The year showed what a wond-rful growth tennis 'Mil make In ai organization such as the Y M ?" \ I'hys leal Instructors Hideout and Beckett work f-d with much zeal to get tho Interest or the members of the association aroused to the work In the different seniors of the city where the organisation had laid ou> courts. The results showed that the work was a step In the right direction a d thai tennis should he fostered so that th- \.hjwc men of Washington may have the ?j>por tunlty of enjoying as much of this lean sport as possible. THE FOX TERRIER His Probable Evolution in the Past Century. Probably the inoet universally popular dog?the fox terrier? was scarcely known a hundred years ago and then he waa a very different animal from the fox ter rier of today. His actual origin Is un known. though some authorities claim that he conies from a cross of an ordinary ter rier with a beagle. Many remember when he was found with enormotie ears, fre quently reaching almost to the ground, as a King Charles spa-nlel's might do. Gradu ally the ears have shortened. The color of the fox terrier -has changed greatly with the passing of time. Now his fixed color Is white wKh splashes here and there, much better than tha old yellow or pepper and salt combination once so common And there is a grow.ng pro,f?Teive for the wire-hatred fellows, who have a more rugged physique than the smooth ter riers and are more easily kept In trim. The best of the wires?"Hand? l*p"? owned by "Chappie" Mayhew. the (log ex pert of the New York HeraJd, died quite recently. His first venture in New York on the bench was to beat KIs own father, the famous "Go Bang." At that show the Westminster Kennel Club "Hands Up" won seven special prizes. But when Mr Mayhew took him to England th" f < > 1 low - ins year he was beaten by i?oth "Humble stone Bristles" and "Baby Matchbox." REAL FOOT BALL REFORM. Growing Popularity of the Association Game. "Socker" foot ball continues to grow In publio favor. This tendency Is marked es pecially by the rapid strides toward the adoption of this form of foot ball In many of the colleges that now object to the American game because of its roughness. An Intercollegiate "socker" )? aguo has al ready been formed In the east by Columbia, Haverford, Harvard. Cornell and Pennsyl vania. Yale and Princeton have both called for players, and are expectcd to en ter the league shortly. Fred H. Milne has given a cup to be contested for by these colleges, and Sir Ernest Cecil Cochrane, an English patron of sports, lias offered a cup for International gimes between colleges of America and England. The Universities of Chicago and Califor nia recently brought the same game Into prominence by calling for candidates, and the latest reports have It that all the big colleges of the western coast, intruding the University of Oregon. California. E land Stanford and Colorado, had entered a league, the purpose of which is to Introduce the game on American fields. MARKET DIRECTORS MEET. Annual Election of Officers Held at Noon Today. The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Washington Market Company was held In the office of the company In the 7th street wing of the Center market today at noon, and Mr. Edward R. Tucker presided and Mr. F. G. Wilkins was secretary. The board of directors for the year UKKI was elected .as follows: Messrs. Paul But ler, M. E. Chandler, Lloyd H. Chandler, John Cassells. William G. Carter. Frank T. Chamberlin, William C. Cox, S. W. Curri den, George W. Gray, N. G. Ordway, Edw. R. Tucker, Edw. O. WhHford and F. G. Wllkins. The board of directors will meet during the coming week and will organize by electing officers. The payment of two annual dividends was approved of at to day's meeting. Berry Charges Assault. Robebrt Berry, living at 223 Brooks court, was taken to the Homeopathic Hospital I this morning at 11 o'clock and treited for j an injury that was Inflicted, it is said, by a colored woman during a row at his home. The police of the second precinct took the wounded man to the hospital and were given the name of Ills alleged assailant. She Knew. From Harper's Weekly. A young lawyer had become very much attached to a certain young woman, who was somewhat celebrated among hel fitends for her repart *. The only obstacle in the pathway of tl young man was hi* exceeding shynees. for while always In command of himself in the court ro >m, fio became almost speechless In the presence of his adored one. As one method of show ing his devotion it was his custom to shower his Inamorata with presents. The young iady's mother, being far from satisfied with the status of the caae, broached the subject. "My dear," she said, "you have let Mr Brown practically monopolize your society for a year, ami now have scarcely any other callers. Has he ever given you to understand that his intentions are se rious?" "No, he hasn't said anything, but I know they are." "How can you know it, if he has said nothing?" The girl smiled. "Well," she paid, "you know he Is a law yer, and lawyers always commence a con tract with 'Know ail men by these pres ents.' '* Paper Gas Pipes. From the Scientific American. Paper gas pipes are among the novelties to be reported from Europe. It appears that paper can be used to advantage for this purpose. As to the method of manu facturing the pipes. Manila paper is cut up into strips whose width Is equal to the length of the pipe section to be used. The paper bands are then passed Into a vessel filled with melted asphalt. After coming out of the bath the prepared strip Is rolled uniformly and very tightly around an Iron rod or pipe, which serve* as the core and has the same diameter which the gas pipe is to have. The rolling of the paper is stopped when the right thickness has been secured. After the pipe section which id thus formed has been put through a high pressure it la covered on the outside by a layer of sand, which is pressed Into the asphalt while still hot. Then the whole is cooled off toy placing It In water. The core is taken out and the outer surface of the pipe Is treated with waterproof com pound- It is said that the pipe ie very tight and is cheaper than metal piping. Comforting. From Pack. Feminine Pessimist?"Could anything be worse than this?" Masculine Optimist?"Yes; If It wasn'* raining, there would be such a cloud of dust.