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RACING, BASE BALL
AND OTHER SPORTS Ram's Horn Shows Class at the New Orleans Track. BETTER THAN PHIL FINCH Athletics' Youngsters Show Up Well in Practice. BATTLE FOR THIRD BASE JOB Philadelphia May Lose Bowling Con gress?Cline Beat Gallagher at Billiards?Bowling Notes. NKW ORL.EANS, March 6.?Eastern l.orse owners reallxed yesterday for the llrst time how great la Kam a Horn. That g.jod horse carried 130 pounds in the liandi i ?p at the Crescent City Jockey Club s course. and over a track that was dead and hodden beat a field of fast horses. His performance was much better than t' at of his stablemate, Phil Finch, when 1st* carried 138 pounds to victory on Satur day Whereas the latter had only two poor opponents. Ram's Horn was opposed by Huch good horses as Ben Hodder. a derby candidate; goldsmith, James Roddick and Don't Ask Me. To each one of these horses Ram's Horn gave away many pounds. Ram's Horn was nuide a top-heavy favor lie at - to 5 In the early betting. Even these small odds were regarded as profit able by the big plungers, an.! they backed lilin so heavily that the price was eventual ly cut to 1 to 3. Ben Hodder was second favorite. These two horses carried the tmlk of the money. The race was practically assured to Ram s Jlorn coon after the start. His powerful stride carried him along easily, and it was ?is much as 1'errine could do to hold him In third place behind the two pacemakeis, Jam.s Reddick and Hen Hodder. I hey raeed as a team, head and head, for seven furlongs When straightened out for home Ram's Horn, still under a pull, moved from Itehlnd the leaders and quickly passed them In the stretch he went to the front Ijtst < "herry won the first race ht odds of jt to l She was on her good behavior, ana easily beat her opponents by two lengths. ? hlnn and his friends backed the filly well, und secured as high as 4 to 1 against her Tom Dolan, Monet and Envoy, the class <,f their respective races, were the winning favorites nt City r'ark. The card was the ordlnar; Monday affair. Pirate s \ Ictorv in the steeplechase was the surprise of the <!m> Tl.e weather was dear and the track ?pi , st wards promulgated an order ruling off K. Spence and William Brown for ? offensive touting." Fair Grounds Summaries. l-lrst n ... live and n half furlnr**-l^?t J ,1, Smith'. 3 to 1. Klectrie S^rk ??4 ? Time 'l .!* "">*X.lty. i? , .imhit -i May Hru .kwaril. Lorett* H . Alijnre *"sl- .V". n"i', a've alHl a Ualf fnrloiips ' jot ,M?relaiidi. T t, 1. won; IVrfert, WMAu '?> ?' '.'-''"'/ aV m?k?i i f.lnl lliae 1 -s 4 ., '""''J jIH.-r. ItHtnlni: Lenv.-s. rathtrlne H? \?ltat. . In ulcue ,11.1 w. a.llnit Itlnis alao ran. I I ,r,i i i, ? rurlonga Hrat I reuiitim. 11 , ; mini Al.ru,. 1H I ; Smith, I.. ... a. .1 i .m,. 114 1-3. Hihtis h?i ?lw run ; IihihII' a:>: ?""? "die >;'1 u.,.I II rn 1WJ livrrluel. 1 .!? A " . li .11. 1> "> |\V Kobhlnsi. !I to ae<>n,l: '"il l ImUh111 tIte'lelb? t.. I. third, 'rime. ? ., t if ,l stiiil Don't \ck Me inn. J?lnh,^,',W.,rmll"??d h half Hi"-.?.orth to, ,11.1.11. 4 n, r, ? Aurutuaater. I?H i n . 1 *.1?1: Hickory ?'.,rner? U7 ,1V. ,,,i. aim. n,... ? - hh?. IKtnaM*. u> '? VnritH Koum?, >ui.>mt li:,!;: ,ih1 Sincerity 1 telle also ran. City Park Summaries. t three and a half furlongs Tow I"' "'.'unoJ. I'iuur Mark, and U..mpln? Th?,? *a.t>. 1" 1.J"*'""'1: mi-let,laa, Gllfalu. :;r.r;,?:Mri ?.'nr i?"... ? s ^:^i^u^en^rs^r.4o u> ?ilme. 1 27 U ?"> ?"??????abort .?ura.. IM-ate. ^r-'.h^v:^w7wT^-sV4. w? I '"1- W *lly 'oi' n,.?.,nl? l?s (Harrltrani, ??' V'u ??"?r',r"5ht. ,Kir;i al"1 Jl.rtiett al- .an M?,,et. 123 (It. ro*era). St*th ra> "I* v. .7,- . it Smith) 2o to 1. 1 :t. -..ii l?elphl?. It ? <l( 0 t)> , |hll<| rime, V h 'i-'.llv"i^m. Strader. Hilly Woodard. Kl- ker. B?Toy. 112 .Nlcob. ?7 I" ,i^m1\i!0V\?sum'!,7 to i. t.wm :-?eUe MaMlrtlon. *?.l *"??? S.'~ItJw'?-? "> ?' BOUQUETS THROWN AT STARTER CASSIDY M-:\\ \ March 0.?"One of the fea t t -s ,. tl.e r idng this winter at New Or >an* ??aid a horseman who arrived here jesterday from the crescent city, "has been : work of the starters?Mars Cassldy at i I y l'.irk and A. B. I>ade at the Fair tiround* Cassldy has surp;tssed his work ?,n the J'M-kej Club tracks. He has exer . -1 i, solute . tur.d of the Jockeys and 1 as als,. had probably the twst corps of assistants on the turf to help him at the js,?- Tie se assistants are permitted by it.. i.;l,s .,f the American Turf Association t.i :,se ?. liips. which is not allowed on the tracks of the Western Jockey Cub. Fur therance. Cassldy has been permitted to i ?>? his vaJkiif> system." and has done so wall Ml!'I It that he hopes tl?e Jo<-key Club will rn , ke a concession to liim on this Une whet h- begins work with the Carrier at 'ashiiigti.il. Pad,* lias been liandlcapped l,y a narrow tra, k. !>ut even witn large .lelds to handie his work has been highly i atlsfa. tory, and lie has been openly com iMended by horsemen who have raced at the Kalr (Jronnda " Cassldy. no matter how successful he may l ave been at N> w Orleans this winter, will l.ave to go back to the standing, flatfooted system of starting as soon as he begins work for the Jockey Club. The stewards bell, ve that the walkup system is nothing in re than the old red Hag starting, except that a gate Is used Instead of a flag, and that to permit Cassldy to use this method would merely be taking a step backward. }>ade. whe won laurels on several wesLprn tracks tM'fore succeeding Chris Fitzgerald nt the Fair Grounds. Is the probable start er on ttie Jockey Cub's "second circuit." which will Include Salem. N. H.; Buffalo, l'rovldence, Baltimore and Montreal. He li a six-footer, who possesses an eveu temper and has many friends among turf men. I >ade is a believer In strict discipline. In talking of the work at the post he said tli? other day: ?"The apprentice rule has been a draw lack to good starting, because with the l>ig prices now paid for good riders there lias Iieen a great desire on the part of own ers to develop Inexperienced boys. These lads have to learn the art of breaking the ?nounts away from the post, and It Is quite an art, too. In the meantime, the starter Buffers. The start may be a perfect one. but two or three of these lads who are not on the alert and also fall to keep their Worses moving In a full stride are bound to 'make a sendoff look aa If it waa poor. If th? various racing associations would take 4scld44 action against bad acting horses th? gtarter would be greatly benefited. My opinion is that bad actors should he given not more th?n three schoolings to | the barrier, after which If they continue to | remjiin intractable, their entries ahculd be refused A starter's success. I find, is Sargelv due to his ability to Impress the boys with his earnestness and his desire to give them all mi even break." TO RACE INDEFINITELY AT NEW ORLEANS CHICAGO. March 0.?Permission was granted yesterday by the board of stew ards of the Western Jockey Club at ItB monthly met ting to the New Louisiana Jockey Club at New Orleans to extend us lace meeting from March 24 for an Indeil nit< number of days. The extension is to meet the competition of the City Park track, which Is governed by the American Turf Association. Herman Radtke. now riding at Hot Springs, Ark., who was reinstated pro visionally by the stewards some time war restored to good standing. Among the large list of others restored to good standing were J. C. Yeager and T. J. Hllde brand P.nd their horses. MACK'S ATHLETES GET GOOD PRACTICE NEW ORLEANS, March Brouthers, the Southern League crack third baseman, who has been touted as a likely successor to Lave Cross, will have to work hard to get that position If the work of Oldrlng and Knight can be taken as a criterion In yes terday's practice. Oldrlng was tried out at third In the morning practice, and although new at the position, he fielded In a way to warm the cockles of Connie's heart. He also possesses marked ability as a stickler, and as he has a strong wing, he has all the requirements needful to make a first-class ball player. Jack Knight Is a much improved fielder over last year, and as he has demonstrated his sticking ability, he is also a likely look ing man for that third end corner of the diamond. Knight was filling that position In the afternoon's practice, and as he has succeeded In working out the soreness in' his arms, he looks good at present. Third base is about the only position In doubt on the team, as the rest of the Infield Is ably taken care of by Monte Cross, Mur phy and Da\ls. There is hardly any like lihood of any of the younger lnflelders re placing the veterans. The weather was ideal for base ball and Connie had everybody on the way to Ath letic Park long before old Sol had much of a chance to show his smiling f;ce. Only light work was Indulged In morning and afternoon, but enough of It was taken to give every player a good chance to work all soreness out of the men which came as an aftermath of Sunday's game. The men are gradually getting accustomed to speedy pitching, and from now on the three pitch ers here with the team will mix up their delivery with speedy ones and a mixture of curves. Although rather light. Byrnes, the catcher secured from the Oakland Pacific Coast League club, shows promising form, and it looks as if the champions are going to have a good understudy to Shreck and Powers tills season. He is a gingery ball player, and such a man as to keep every player moving. While far from being a slugger, he meets the ball hard and timely and stands well at the plate. NEW UNIFORMS FOR NEW YORK GIANTS MKMFHIS, March <>.? Bresnahan and Mc Uaun of the New York National League team appeared In 190(5 uniforms during practice yesterday and another startling innovation can be scored for McGraw. Across the front of the shirt appears In large letters, "World's Champions." This might have been expected, but the real in novation is In the makeup of the shirts, i They are without collars. Around the necks the shirts are made like j pajamas. The band Is made sufficiently ; loose to allow the roll of a thin jersey to top it off. It is rather fancy and colle giate. but it gives the champions a natty look, and that was what McGraw sought, lie Ims always maintained that collars were useless on base ball shirts, and his ; idea is likely to become popular. The only player to suffer will be Frank Bowerman, who does not wear an under shirt on the base ball field. Frank says lie never wore an undershirt but once, and then lie caught cold. McGann and Bresnahan were the cyno sure of all eyes when they appeared on the field, and the natives are expected to Hock to the grounds in large numbers dur ing the < Hants' stay here to see the men wearing the shirts bearing the "World's Champions" advertisement. McGraw is a "show-off" in the opinion of base ball followers here, who say that the title of "World's Champions" Is entirely too general and does not represent New York. Signs With Outlaws. W1LKESBARRE. Pa.. March 6?First Baseman Arthur Brown, who played with the Wllkesbarre team of the New York State League last season, has signed with Johnstown of the Trl-State League. He was drafted by Newark at the close of last ?season, but as Newark would not pay him as high a salary as Johnstown offered he decided to play with the latter club. He led the first basemen of the New York Slate League In hitting and fielding, al though it was his l'rst professional season. I Ball Player Stabbed. CINCINNATI, March 0.?Heine I'eltz, for I merly of the Cincinnati base ball club, and j now under contract to play In Pittsburg, | lias been stabbed by a Jealous woman. The knife Just grazed his heart. There is much mystery about the affair, and on Saturday it was announced that he was suffering with pleurisy and that he would be well in a week and able to take his place with the team in a month. Now he may never play ball again. It is stated that the stabbing occurred Thursday night about 8 o'clock, and the woman who did the stabbing lay In wait for him and plunged the dagger into his breast as lie was entering the house. Base Ball Notes. The amateurs are organizing all over the city-another sure sign of approaching spring. Frank Isbell has signed a Chicago con tract. He is one of the two original White Sox who have been retained. Patterson la the other. Vmpire Jack Sheridan expresses regret that changes In the rules were not made to increase batting, and thinks the public will tire of low-score games before the end of another season. .... Oldrlng. a candidate for third base on the Athletics, has seen big league service be fore. He received a brief trial with the Highlanders at the close of last season. The three best billiard players that base ball ever turned out were Walter Wllmot, Anson and Dr. Harley Parker. But kee*> your eye on McGww He is a comer with the cue. and ran 48 recently at straight rail. The Boston Americans are loath to lose such a consistent sticker as Bill Clay, who fl<t>ped to the York team. The defection of Olay means that Selbach, Stahl and Free man will take care of the outfield portions. Detroit wants First Baseman Jonfs of the Browns. Lindsay did excellent work for the Tigers last season, but he is a youngster, and It Is feared that he may slump next season. After all his talk about never returning to Chicago, "Nig" Smith slowly and delib erately crawled. Into the White Sox band wagon. Thus tt Is ever. ? Jimmy McAleer, one of the sponsors of Evans the new American League umpire, says: "Evans will make good or I will eat my hat." McAleer said the same thing last year regarding the winning ot the pen nant by his St. Loute Americans. He didn't make good, however. Manager Beibring of Willlamsport claims to have signed Catcher Street of tfie Cin cinnati Nationals, Pitcher Corrldon of the Phillies and Inflelder t'nginut) of the Bos ton Americans. He in also rn the lookout for other first-class men. Charley Murphy should take notice. Sonx> of the Cleveland players who are at Hot Spring* are said to be speudlng about a? much of their time at the race track as they do at Whlttlngton Park. Such ti life, when the manager Is not around. Several of the New York Nationals at i Memphis are laid up with sere arms, the re- j suit of too much foolishness In a driving rain the other day. McQraw generally i knows his business, but there is such a | thing as too much practice at the outset. Chesfcro of the Americans was practically put out of business last ye*r after pitching four innings In a downpour. Washington is a team that will have to be watched. While it la not made up ot chamr onshlp timber, still Jake Stahl will have a nine that should make every team In the league hustle to beat It. and with Ijive Cross on the third-baise sack he will keep the infield on edge all the time.?Cleveland l-eader. If Hugh McBreen doesn't hear from My ron Grimshaw pretty soon he will send a searching party Into the Adirondack* to look Myron up. 1'p to date Grimshaw has not replied to the contract and letters which lwve been sent him during the winter. Has the signing of Harry Murch frightened him? Murch can play the bones as well &s cover first base, and when the natives of Macon sec Murch's reach they will have the sur prise of their lives. No high throws will get past Murch, but Bill Cahlll of East Boston wants to know if Murch can handle all the low throws.?Boston Herald. Tom Jordan, the big first baseman of the Baltimore Eastern League team, who batted .312 and fielded .HSt! last year, has signed to play with the Superbas during the coming season. Jordan played 130 games with the Orioles In 11)05. He faced the- Eastern League pitchers 41?3 times and made JM3 base hits for an average of .312. He regis tered 2tJ two baggers, 10 triples and 1 home run, besides scoring 77 runs, a good per formance. His stolen base record was 22. In fielding the big first baseman made only 10 errors in 1,359 chances, having 1,3?H> put outs and .*'>4 assists. Louis Criger of the Boston Americans, probably the best catcher in the profession, is seriously ill at Hot Springs and may never play ball again. Spinal trouble. It Is said. Is the cause of his present condition, which, according to players who have seen him at the Springs, Is pitiable. Criger has wasted away so that he weighs a trifle more than 120 pounds and can hardly move around. The physicians who are attending him ray that he may recover, but from present Indications it will be out of the question for him to don a Boston uniform for a long time to come. If ever again. Crl ger's loss means that, the Bostons will be hard up for an experienced backstop to handle such pitchers as Young, Dlnee-n, Gltson and Tannehill, as Charley Farrell, the veterah, has just gone into the hotel business at Marlboro, Mass., and says he Is through with base ball. PHILADELPHIA MAY NOT GET BOWLING TOURNEY CHICAGO, III.. March 6?Owing to the poor showing made by New Yol-k and Phil adelphia in entries for the national bowling tournament. Chicago is now disposed to beck St. Louis for the next meeting. With forty-two clubs, Chicago expects to have something to say in the politics of the con vention. Martin Keen of St. Louis, national cham pion of l!H?o, and known personally to every bowler in the country, Is expected in Chi cago late tonight or early tomorrow can vassing for votes for his city and he is assured of a hearty welcome here. Chicago is sorely disappointed by New York's miserable showing of three teams, but the lato mail may considerably increase this. In any event it was expected New York would come in with at least a dozen teams. Peoria and other strong western centers will be with Chicago In whatever course is determined upon. BOWLING BATTLES. Five Leagues Boiled Interesting Matches Last Night. DEPARTMENTAL LBAGCE. BUREAU. First. Second. Third. Helmert.-hs 2(Kj 173 168 Burke 186 145 159 Laml SMi 158 1'JO Hardle 184 15H 150 Lord 1<W 174 IMS Totals ?17 809 853 POST OFFICE. First. Second. Third. MeCauIey 1U0 1M Leimhach 185 190 Douglas: 4 140 1!# Wan! 183 223 Dura nil ID9 2u4 17H 172 201 172 215 Totals 903 REAL ESTATE LEAGUE. DISTRICT. First. Second. Third. Robinette 100 ljjj ? Bouse* ren 131 153 138 Cratnpton 225 104 143 William* 170 130 Walker 151) 1?' 199 Total* 810 833 704 ASSESSORS. First. Second. Third. Barr 181 208 212 Rooacaren 210 154 218 Yates 165 101 150 Hunt 108 150 152 Brosnnn 184 103 170 Total* ?. W>8 842 RAILWAY LEAGUE. EASTERN. First. Second. Crosby 139 Dodaon 155 Conner* 171 Iseman 153 Wynkoop 212 Totals S3o NORTHERN. First. Xu**l>amn 1 IK P. Snelling 172 Poole 154 J. Saelling 147 Horning 145 Totals 730 148 182 202 159 104 855 Second. 113 105 149 148 140 721 DISTRICT DUCK PIN LEAGUE. EASTERNS. First. Second. Veihnieyer 91 81 L. Ernest 94 78 Ixriinvau 85 78 Oroaby 84 88 Mi-Knew 110 104 Totals 404 ROSEDALKM. First. Ball 75 B. C. Wheeler 85 Sneer 78 Hurley 5j5 Loving 101 Totals 434 42^ Second. 91 94 *5 92 90 452 911 Third. 175 130 102 .112 810 Third. 145 137 103 102 135 742 Third. 70 83 87 88 93 42? Third. 82 97 87 85 92 443 C. A. C. LEAGUE. TEAM A. First. Second. Third. Bowman 90 94 97 Greer 100 111 90 Costlgan 91 87 84 W. Orme Ill 85 97 Siililte 90 89 85 Totals 494 470 459 TEAM B. First. Second. Third. Lough ran " 118 83 122 Poet 82 95 90 J. Orme 107 94 80 Shea 93 98 89 Moore, Jr 86 83 91 Totals 480 408 484 CLINE BEAT GALLAGHER IN PLAY-OFF NEW YORK, March 6.?Harry Cllne won the play-off in the eigliteen-lnch balkJine billiard tournament by defeating Thomas ! Gallagher at the Knickerbocker Academy, Brooklyn, last night, by a score of 4IJ0 to 2i<4. Cllne gained an early lead, and held It to the finish. In the sixteenth inning Cllne, by good nursing and open table, play, rolled "hp a cluster of sixty points for the high run of the game. The score follows: Harry Cllne?0 7 32 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 55 1 1 37 85 *> 1 2? 14 M 0 15 28 6 0 3 3 1 1 5 1 3 2 0 0 11 4. Total, 400. Average. 10 20 38; high rnna, 00, 55 and 87. Thomas (iallaglur?11 3 0 40 2 2 3 0 10 0 21 0 00 1 28 0 2 1 0 1 5 21 12 11 14 42 6 0 0 0 II 5 2 00. Total, 284. Average. 7 23-37; high rune. 40. 42 au<l 28. Yankees "Going Some." OXFORD, England, March 8.?American Rhodes scholars captured three firsts and one second in the Oxford fieltt sports yes terday. In the high lump P. M. Young of South Dakota was first, clearing the bar at 5 feet tJ% Inches. Young was first also In the broad jump, covering twenty-two feet Warren E. Schutt of Cornell University was first In the mile ran. In 4 minutes 268-5 seconds, whUe Albert M. Stevens of | WtlUamaattc, Clean., took eeeond place la I the hammer throwing contest. YALE MEN PUT ON THE GLOVES NEW HAVEN, March ft?Tom Shevlin, the foot ball star, and Chester Norton, a heavy-welght'wrestler at Tale, who has con siderable knowledge of boxing, come to gether for a four-round go In the Tale gym nasium recently, and. according to the story which has just leaked out about the meeting, it was a very lively scrap. Frank Erne, the ex-prise fighter, who has a class of thirty or forty Tale men in boxing, has Norton under his tutelage, and Norton has been looked upon as Erne's star pupil. Shevlin had Just been having a few minutes' ex ercise in boxing with Prof. Dole, Tale s i boxing Instructor, when tn sauntered Nor.- I ton. Then came the report to Shevlin that i Norton would like to meet him for a round or two. and it was said that Shevlin was very anxious to accommodate him. Shev lin has been boxing practically ever since he cume to Yale, and once he put on the gloves with Jim Corbett in the Yale KJ'ni nnsium. and that fistic star had no sort snap with the Yale lad. Norton proved himself no slouch or a boxer, although the spectators were satis fied that he was not in Shevlln's c.ass It was said that Shevlin put in one blow that sent Norton to the fioor. although Norton s friends said the fall was due to a misstep. Norton quickly got back on his feet and srciied into Shevlin, apparently little mind ing the blow that sent him to the ground Shevlin would not discuss the particular of the scrap, except to say that he had a ! little "go" with Nortun. The latter, ho said, was desirous of putting the gleves on with him. and he wasn't running away from such an opening. "Did you knock him out?" Shevlin was asked. "No," was the reply. "He quit because he was tired." COLUMBIA ATHLETIC CLUB GETTING AMBITIOUS The Columbia Athletic Club having re cently won the club relay championship or the south by winning several two-mile and one-mile relay races both in Baltimore and Washington, is now going alter bigger game, and, to clinch absolute title to the championship of the eouth, has challenged the University of Virginia and George Washington University to either one or two-mile relay races. In the event of both teams refusing to meet the club champions an effort will be made to get Johns Hip kins to run the Washington club men. Hopkins recently beat George Washington University. The Horse Show building In Norfolk will be the scene of the next con test for championship honors. The games will bo he'.d on March 17 under til# aus pices of the Nortolk X. M. C. A. Dr. Kellly of Cieorgetown, who will short ly go to Norfolk to help make the meet a success, says that the coming g.irae.i will rt?. al in success the recent rn-:ct of the Richmond Athletic Club, at which Wash ington athletes made such conspicuous showing. Manager O'Conner of the C. A. C. will take ten men to Nortolk to ent-sr Into competition with Baltimore, Bin adelpnia and southern athletes. The choice will tail between the following membe.s of the club's track team: t'apt. trill, i_<ouUi Con nor. southern mile champion; Joseph Loughran, William Urme, James Orme, White, high jump; Watson, B. S. Herring. Frank. Brittson, Staples, Babson, Law and Bowman. BOWLING NOTES FROM OVER THE CITY As the District League season is drawing near the end it is a noticeable fact that while the "Fats" have a good lead over the "Saengers" in number of games won the latter have quite a margin in total number of pins over the former, which large lead has been gained on the "Saengers' " home alleys. Perhaps a fairer test would be to take the number of games each club has played away from home?which Is twenty four?and by so doing the official records show that the "Fats" have a total of 22,201 pins, or an average of C25, while the "Saen gers" " total is 21,137, or an average of tWJl, which figures up a lead of over l.tKX) pins the "Fat:J" have over the "Saengers." The "Fats" seem to be "It" when it comes to bowling on foreign alleys. Had Harlow made the second strike in his last box of the last game In the match last Friday night with the Acmes at the Palace alleys he would have beaten "Buck" Allison's high total of 712 for the best series of the season. And did you hear that In dian warwhoop "Buck" let out when "Tom my" failed to deliver the goods? That watch fob will certainly look good on Buck. Cox's mlsliap to Ills shoulder In the ninth box of the last game in the above match really did not iose the game for the Acmes, as the ""Fats" beat them about 1<H> pins. Neither did Dixon's miss of a single pin in the first game lose for them, as the "Fats" had a margin of 2t*? at the wind-up. but the usual 5-cent tine was imposed, just the same. In the second game of the above match the Acmes handled the "Fats" rather roughly by throwing over a 1,<HK> at them, which 'must have reduced their weight sev eral points. But as all are heavyweights, especially Harlow and Bpum, I guess they can stand it. Krausa "mowed them down" to such an extent Friday r.igiJit that he has now passed Allison and Miller for the individual cham pionship. AMERICAN TEAM IS NOW COMPLETE NEW YORK, March 0?Members of the executive committee in charge of the Amer ican Olympic athletic: team met at the Wal dorf-Astoria Hotel last night and selected six additional competitors to represent the United Slates in the world's championship gaimes in Athens next May. Those present at the meeting were Julian W. Curttss. G. T. Kirby, John B. McCabe, Dr. L. H. Gullck and D. W. Botassi, the Greek consul. Athletes whom the committee decided upon last night to send abroad, in addition to those selected a week ago, are F. R. Moulton of the Kansas City (Mo.) Athletic Association; Michael Spring and M. J. Sheridan of the Pastime Athletic Club; Charles J. Bacon and Harvey Colin of the Irish-American Athletic Association and Ellery H. Clark of the Boston Athletic As sociation. Sheridan, who is the American all-around champion, was under suspension by the /vmaleur Athletic Association, and as his name did not appear on the list of those from which the others were first chosen, a cry of unfairness was raised in certain quarters. The selection of the suspended champion, who was yesterday reinstated, now Insures harmony over the linai make up o.f the Yankee team. Moulton will compete in the four hundred meter race, Cohn and Spring in the lung distance runs and Marathon race, Sheridan and Clark In the all around championship and Pentathllum race, and Bacon in the eight hundred meter race. M. P. Halpln of the New York Athletic Club was selected as manager of the team. It was decided that members of the team will wear a complete white uniform, with quarter sleeves and a small American flag or an American shield on the shirt front. No corapetitor will be permitted to wear ills club embleims, as the team Is a dis tinctly American team. In matters of com petition and all details relating thereto James E. Sullivan, secretary of the Ameri can committee, will be tn charge, and his 'decisions shall be final. Mr. Sullivan will mail the entries of the American team to the Olympic management today. The Yankees will sail for Europe on March 31. and will arrive in Athens April 1C, six days before Che competitions begin. If the winner of the Marathon race, a twen ty-flve-mUe run from Athens to Marathon, be an Amerlean, he wilt receive, in addition to the world's championship medal, a $100 silver cup offered by the Boston Athletic Association. When a housekeeper in Washington is in need of household help the quickest and moat reliable agent la the columns of The Star. If it isn't convenient to call at the office, telephone. MARKETS IN MEXICO HOW AMERICA* EXPORTERS MAT INCREASE THEIR TRADE. Comprehensive Report on Conditions by Charles M. Pepper to the De partment of Commerce. A comprehensive report of trade condi tions in Mexico Ins just been submitted to tho Department of Commerce and 1 Jibor by Charles SI. Pepper apecial agent, who has devoted several months to a study of the subject. In a letter, to Secretary Met calf. transmitting the report Mr. Pepper declares that the nature of the Mexican market for American products is all-em bracing. He refers to the present financial stability of Mexico, and says that Invest ments of I'nited States capital are over flowing from the railroads and the mining industry into other lines, and in this con nection the statement Is made that the di rect returns on the capita! which has gone Into railways and similar large enterprises can hereafter be calculated with certainty because of the llxed valuation given to tho currency of the country. The indirect re turns from the sale of goods that are the product and manufacture of the I'nited States, he maintains, however, are not so easily determined, but he says they can be made greater. During the year 1905 I'nited States ex ports to Mexico equaled 57 per cent of the total, but he expresses the opinion that they should be at least 75 per cent. Mr. Pepper says that as regards exports from Mexico to the United States they ha.ve been growing rapidly, having increased in ten years 155 per cent. Importations Must Continue. In describing the protective principle of the new Mexican tariff, which went into effect in September, 1905, Mr. Pepper an alyxes the native industries. While some of these, such as the cotton mills, have been very successful, and while the enter prises which are based on water power through the transmission of electrical en ergy have an assured future, nevertheless the conclusion Is drawn that Mexico will be many years in reaching the point where her home industries will measurably supply the home demand. The lack of general distri bution of fuel and the difficulty With which the peon population is evolved Into artisans is described as one reason for the slow growth of native manufacturing. In con sequence importation of goods from abroad must continue very large. In the making of Iron and steel, notwithstanding the fine plai.ts erected and the aid extended by the government, there has be^n little progress toward meeting the needs of the market. After discussing the various railway proj ects of Mexico and the progress being made on interoceanlc lines Mr. Pepper devotes considerable space to the nature of in quiries for trade which come from the I'nited States and which are said to be so numerous as to overwhelm the consuls and importers. Hints to Exporters. Causes of the failure to secure more of the commerce are^explained In detail. Ac cording to Mr. Pepper, they are: Indifference to customs regulations, bad packing, the refusal to give the credits which are de manded by Mexican houses and the lack of deliberate and thorough commercial drumming by traveling agents who under stand the Spanish language and who will adapt themselves to the peculiarities of the native trade. Directions are given for overcoming the deficiencies in all these matters. Respecting the need of deliberate commercial drumming, the observation Is made that the Mexican business men will not look at samples on the run or give or ders at a gallop. Particular attention Is called to the fact that the Mexican tariff is levied by weight, according to the metric system, and that the duties are specific. The report says that there Is nn unusually good field for the sale of American furniture in Mexico, but that Indifference in resard to packing and to complying with the customs regula tions up to this time has limited it. The steady Immigration to Mexico. Mr. Pepper points out, will hav e l m ?5P3SJJI commercial advantages for the United States. Suggestions are made regarding the precautions which should be taken by land buyers, and the sources ?om whteh trustworthy Information may be obtained are indicated. He declares that both trop ical and temperate agriculture are said to be inviting Adds in Mexico for American settlers, but he sounds a note of warning ., jnet the shares of plantation compa res which? he says, are exploited only for the sake of selling stock Financial Stability of the Republic. In closing his report, Mr. Pepper says: "A review of the trade conditions in Mexico shows that the financial stability of the republic has been established beyond all question. It indicate* a further inflow of foreign capital with fresh mining de velopment and renewed railroad building. Activity In these two great Industries alone Insures a period of prosperity for the in habitants which will cause considerable in creases in the purchases of material abroad. There Is also the gradual enlargement of the agricultural resources which tnsures an increase of purchasing power of a perma n'"Whiler many native industries flo,lri?h and while others are growing slowly the figures of imports themselves show tha. Tor a fong time the country must be a large arts??? "VSSf b. ton.unu, kept requirements of th - with an equally a'w h y n 'the r^A nf?rf can1 exporter BOCKVILLE and VICINITY. General and Personal News From Montgomery County's Capital. Spoclal Correspondence of The Star. ROCKVILLE. Md? March 6. 1??. The case of Oliver G. Henley against Con rad Royer. which was ^moved from this county for trial, was concluded in the clr cult court at Frederick yesterday, the court, according to agreement of the parties in terested, directing that the plaintiff be given judgment in the sum of $300. U was a"' tion to recovcr damages in the sum of $o,000 for alleged malicious prosecution. Both parties are well known in this county and the case attracted considerable interest. It is alleged the case grewoutofan at temnt by Rover to prosecute Henley and brother Notley Henley, for forgery, it ilv^ r-h^raed by Royer that they forged hfi name to re^elpVs for work. The Hen leys were arrested and taken before Justice of the Peace Brewer of this place, who dls mi?t??ed the cases. Royer subsequently ap peared beforetwo *rand juries, but these bodies also ifcnoretl the charges. Separate suits were finally Instituted by the Henley brothers. At the trial of the nf Notley Henley against Royer Uie jury gave the plaintiff judgment for Jl.?. but this was reduced by the court to J?j0 and accepted by the plaintiff* Messrs. Talbitt & Prettyraan of Rockviile and Milton O. Urner of Frederlck repre aented the Henleys. and Mr. H. Maurice Talbott of Rockviile appeared for Royer. I>3ills Jackson, colored, who was arreted several days ago upon the charge of robbing Baltimore and Ohio passenger oars of va rious articles of equipment, such as carpets, glasses. Ac.. was given a hearing here yes terday afternoon before Justice of the Peace Reading. He pleaded guilty, and was com mitted to Jail to await the action of the ^The Rockviile Reading Circle was last evening entertained by Miss Verdle King don The guests included Misses Vlrgie Brewer. Helen Nourse, Lucy Hughes, Beu i.h White. Elberta Rice, Lucy Garrett, Miss Ballou, and Messrs. JEarle B. Wood and Wilson 8. Ward. Following the usual pro gram refreshments were served. The final meeting of the Rockviile Shakes Dears Club was held this afternoon at the of Mrs. Otbo H. W. Talbott. There was the usual large attendance. Mrs. BeaU Washington, read the last act of "Stag ?3.SS ALL LEATHERS, All STYLES, ORE PRICE ?3.32 'All iuj <1hjti I'll Klnjr fhp prnlae of gi?od old Sparkling Ale." ?that will do you inor# ?<><*! than "SPARKUNli ALE' would dtttevlt to find. ia brewed of choicest malt iind hop# by moat approved tu*?thodn. Amply aged?always fre* from *?Ml ment. A dfllotoM tonic. tl PA ci?o of 2 DOZKN 5) U .SU) Washington Brewery Co. 5th and F sts. n.e. 'Phone E. 254. mh6-tu,th.Sa,4^? Wonder What Mertz Will Say Today?" Cloae Daily 0 p.m.; Saturdays. 9 p.m are arriving every day now,and, as usual, Mertz has secured the best and most exclusive styles. Some introductory prices on spring fabrics should induce you to place your order now. for a swell SUIT to order in the "Mertz way" of fine black and fancy fab rics, in medium and win ter weights. rnbS-d.eSu 100 W.L.DOUGLAS If I could take you into rny three large factories at Brockton, Mass., and show you the care with which every pair of shoes is made, you would understand why W. L. Douglas $3.50 shoes are the best in the world, why they hold their shape, fit better, wear longer, and are of greater value than any other $3.50 shoe. BOYS SHOES, $2mOO a $1.78 " UNIFORMLY EXCELLENT.'' " Having worn W.L.Douglas S3.SO shoeee-rclusloely fort hreey^ars, can ?ay that they arm uniformly ??*(. lent In shape, durability and mater ial. i have found them satisfactory In alt respects, and wear no other. ? nor will.' SVGKIfE B. WILK'NS. $3.BO $2mOO for $1,78. CAUTION. ? None genuine without VT. L. Douglas name and price stamped on bottom. Take no substitute. Sold iu W. L. Douglas exclusive shoe store* in the principal cities, and by the best shoe dealers everywhere. Fast Color Eyelets used exclusively. Catalogue mailed hot. W. L Douglas, Brockton, Hail. W.LDeagias $3.50 Sfete Store in Washington: 905 Penn. Ave^N.W. When It's Time To Pflay Bafll! ?you'll not have much time to spare in selecting your out fit. Select whatever you may need NOW, and have us hold it subject to your orders. ?7" Everything is here?Base Ball Suits, Shoes. Gloves and other supplies. You can de pond upon prices being the very lowest. WALFORD'S^ ? Sporting and Athletic Goods, 2, < ? TWO STOKES. SOU AND (120 PA. AVE. <?? m mta8-tn,tli.SH,40 * NEWS ITEMS GATHERED ON THE RIVER FRONT "AMERICA'S | PUREST j WHISKY." ! $ * BOTTLED IN BOND. 1 rk mh6-tu.tf.40 Sfc Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas. The feast of St. Thomas Aquinas, one of the most celebrated of the saints In the Roman Catholic calendar, will be observed tomorrow. He is regarded as the patron saint of philosophy, and on that account the day will be commemorated at the Catholic University of America In an especial manner. Solemn high pontifical mass will be celebrated In Divinity Chapel of Caldwell Hall by the Right Rev. Arch bishop Moeller of Cincinnati, and the ser mon of the day preached by Rev. Dr. Ken nedy, O. P., president of the Dominican College of the Immaculate Conception. A male choir, composed of ecclesiastical stu dents, will stng the music of the mass. The entire university body. Including the faculty, will be In attendance in academic gowns. New Power Launch. The new power launch which haa been In process of constrtuHlon at Reagan's boat house, at the foot of 13H street, through out the winter for Mr. O. A. Danzen baker of this city Is about completed, and will be pat overboard about the middle of i this month. The launching of the new | craft will he attended with appropriate | ceremonies, and the boat will be christened I the Belie Rose as ate goes overboard. The The three-masted schooner William P. Hood, which sailed from Rockland, Me., for this city about two weeks ago, has ar rived at Delaware Breakwater on her way down the coast, and should arrive at the capes of the Chesapeake before the end of this week. The Hood is understood to have aboard a cargo of ice, the first to come here from the Maine Ice fields this season. Arrived: Schooners Fair American, Mary and Rebecca, Avalon, Ann Wells and two unnamed flatties, laden with oysters from Potomac beds; schooner Reba Sterling, lumber, from a Potomac point; schooner E. G. Irwin, lumber, from Norfolk; tug Edward E. Gummel, light, from Carter s creek; steamer Dennis Simmons, lumber and s-hincrles, from a North Carolina port for this city and Alexandria. Sailed: Schooner Eddie Cook, light, for Maehodoc creek; schooner Silver Star, light, for Quantico; schooner Kate Tllgh man, light, for Norfolk: schooner Mabel and Ruth, light, for Newbern, N. C., to load lumber for this city; schooners i^.ancli Hayward and Bessie Reed, oysters, from Potomac beds. Memoranda: Schooner John McGinnis, iatten with lumber, sailed from Deedstown, Va., lor this city, March 4; schooner Mary Shea is loading a cargo of cord wood on the river for tiiis city; tug William H. Yerkes, jr., has arrived at Baltimore with the tug Camilla ef this city in tow. Camil la is to be supplied with a new boiler. Schooner Carrie S. Morse sailed from Car ter's creek for this city 5th Instant; sail ing scow Daniel is lying at the Alexandria shipyard waiting orders The tug M. Mitchell Davis, which haa been recently overhauled at this city, sailed last night for Norfolk to get one of the big dredging machines of the San ford & Brooks Company, which she will tow to Baltimore to be overhauled. The big sand and gravel-dredging ma chine belonging to the Columbia National Sand Dredging Company, which has been hauled out on the marine railway at Alex andria for several weeks past, undergoing a general overhauling, was put overboard yesterday and brought up to this city. One of the dredging machines belonging to the Smoot Sand Company was hauled out on the Alexandria railway to have some work done to her hull as soon as the Na tional Company machine was launched. The tug Edward E. Gummel of George town, towing the covered scow of the Alex andria Chemical Company, laden with sul phur ore from Occoquan, arrived at Alex andria yesterday. The ore will be used in the manufacture of sulphuric acid. Family Trade Our Specialty. A Very Fine Home Yi Made Rock and Rye Made from very old doable stamped whisky. Nothing better for colds and bronchial trou ble*. ftOc. per pt. Coiling 2028 14tb st N w ? wuHiiiia, 'pfexu N cbi-r. fe!3-tf,20 HOTELS, RESTAURANTS & CAFES. WHERE TO DINE. The St. James 2Ef,V Penna. Station. *1 to U. tauraot at Reasonable Prtrea European. Itooma, $1 to 11. Be. Ladles' and Gentlemen*. Cafe. Flnoat and best nerved aea food* to the city. rnii2-tf Eckstein's Gentlemen'. Cafe. ?e?8-tf,4 Lad lea' Cafe Now Open HA DVPV'S PA. AVE a 11TH 8T. v C I Kiferl<lea 111 all nrietie. of Ma food?witk every dish known te ftatronomy. Elegant lunch. IS to 4. myS-tr.4 PHILADELPHIA OYSTER AND CHOP nOCBR. tor ladle. aad gentlemen, 511 11th ?t. n.w.j jtrr lea ? U carte; x>? foods, iteaka. cliopa, HUM, Ac of superior quality, properly ?rrid. d*21-if,4 boat will be painted this week and the fin ishing touches will be put upon her large and roomy cabin. The wheel and shaft are is position, and as soon as the engine can be made ready for service the boat will be in trim for a cruise on the river. She la the largest pleasure craft of her class in service on the river, and has sleeping accomodation* for about eight persons. Mr. Danxenbaker pro poses to use her for pleasure purposes ex clusively.