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BASE BALL, RACING
AND OTHER SPORTS
Rain and Sieet Tied Up the Na
tionals This Morning.
WILL PLAY IN GYMNASIUM
Expect to Go on Ball Field Tomorrow
Morning.
FIELDER JOTTES HAS REPORTED
Kelson Oatpointed McGovern?Golf at
Pinehurst and Palm Beach
?Bowling.
$p*?<*ial Dispatch to The Star.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va? March 15.
The Nationals stem to have run across a
Ktri-uk of midwinter weather similar to that
encountered by the Boston Americans here
the year the American League was
launched. For five days In succession the
BeaneaterJi sat around the lobby of the
.sinn- bote. at which the Washington club
Is now quartered, watching the rain and
si' ? Ma:iy were the yarns concocted by
ti.> splendid staff of base ball scribes which
a - >mpanled the team. Although one week
of practice was practically lost, when the
weather did clear up the men got down to
work in e? rnest and a fast lnfleld was de
veiopt-d, the showing made by Parent and
Ferris beiug especially noteworthy. ,
W hen the squad of Nationals awoke this
morning a fairyland scene was presented.
Everything was covered with sleet and
k cold, drizzling rain was falling. With this
?tate of affairs existing. Manager Stahl de
ciucl to give the players a rest this raorn
tng At 2 o'clock this afternoon the men
?will be given another working out in the
university gymnasium, the practice to con
clude with a basket ball contest.
As clear weather is predicted for tomor
row. the lten will in all probability engage
In light outdoor practice tomorrow morn
ing. using the cinder track in case the dia
mond Is too soggy. A wind of even aver
? g. velocity, with a little sunshine mixed
In. would dry up the diamond quickly, as
tiie field Is well exposeu.
The news regarding Cassidy's illness and
?the probability that he will not be in con
d lion to don a uniform this season cast
quite a damper on the entire bunch this
morning, ?.nd many were the regrets ex
pressed. No memlwr of the Washington
squad is working harder than Demontre
i ille to gain trim. He is up on his toes
all the time and displays much of his old
?tline vigor. He and Cross made things
hum in the infield during the two sessions
on Monday Should "Gene" be secured from
ToMo. it is believed that he would hand
out t lie best he had In shop, and firmly re
establish himself In the good graces of the
Washington base ball public. It is be
lieved that he Is extremely anxious to re
joiu the Nationals.
Nationals' First Game.
Tomorrow afternoon the Nationals will
play their first game of the preliminary sea
eon. Manager Camp of the University of
Virginia nine will trot out his men at 3:30
"and will put in his best twirlers. realizing
that If Virginia is going to make any show
ing at all against the Washington club it
must be done before the professionals have
a chance to get in much outdoor work. The
voll. ge team Iras been on the field for nearly
a month and most of the men are in good
. .ndition. The twirlers especially have
l.f-n taken care or by Trainer I-annigan.
Manager Stahl will start off with either
Smith or McCoy, and no twirier will go less
than two Innings Captain Graham of ttie
college team will send in "Lave" Cole, who
Blade soch a good showing against the Na
tionals last spring.
The Washington squad now numbers nine- i
teen. "Charley" Jones turned in at the
hotel at 5:40 yesterday afternoon. He
]massed through Charlottesville Tuesday j
wight on his way to Washington, to get his
wife and two children settled for the lea
son. The wiry outfielder looks as if he had
wintered exceedingly well. He was warmly
welcomed by the "old boys."
The squad put In a stiff two hours' work
yesterday afternoon. From 1:15 to 3:30 the
Faverweather gymnasium presented a lively
?,-e'ne A dozen balls were spinning back
and forth and the players had all they could
do to keep from getting hit In the head.
As Staiil remarked during the practice, the
men were *s full of ginger as if they had
been In training for a week.
Stahl Catching.
Stahl officiated as backstop in the absence |
of both Kttu-'dge and Heydon. and thus got i
a go >1 line on the work of the pitchers, j
Now and then he was compelled to tell sev- j
eral of the men to hold up, as the pace was j
IT Ming a little too fast.
After the mitts had been cast aside all
hands adjourned to the running track up
r-? i "v Tlif lap is necessarily short, but the
n ? k. pt at It. with Tr&iner Quirk keeping
1 , on the dlstatu-e covered by each of the
|,la\ei*. According to Ms register. Hi.k
lran went the longest distance, covering
three miles. Stall! tried to keep up with
the heavy litter, but coulin't quite make it.
due probably to the vast amount of back
stop work lie had just had. "Case" Patten
and "Lave" Cross each went over two
miles The others started off at too rapid
a rate, and hence dropped out one by one.
(j :trk Is tspecltlly proud of the condition
- wards Several were anxious to get
.. t of doors yesterday. Just because the
li,', w is no. fal inir. but the trainer thought
,?*:?. ? wise i, id Stuhl upheld him in his opin
i,e Had they gone out on the soggy field. '
Mil. i*uiik, "and practiced In the damp air
would have been no end to the coai
pla nts that would have followed. Rheuipa
1 would have resulted and by the time
? :i:.e weather comes along I would hav?
i. bunch oY cripples on my hands. Not a
s*ng'e man complains of soreness, Hick
man was complaining Tuesday, but now he
Is all right an<t In as good condition as any
of th? squad"
HARD WORK
TELLING ON NEW YORKS
l.JKMINCHAM. Ala.. March l.Y?Gradu
Hlly Clarke Griffith is rounding up his band
snJ by Saturday he hopes to have every
member in uniform on the field. The ar
rival of I-ajXH te yesterday raised the spirits
of the gen:tal manager considerably. La
porte has not yet signed a contract, as he
Is holding cut for big money, but neverthe
1. ?s lorried a uniform and practiced with
the les. of the boys. I^aporte knows his
v or' i as a ball player, but "Griff" figures
1 is g'.lng far above the limit when he
ti i ii;11s h salary of and as
j. ;ii. money i?aid for him to the Buf
f, i,, -a, This grievance with the Buffalo
i. s nothing to do witU Griffith, but the
?-,:- ry demanded by Laporte is considered
t xorbiUUlt.
Gritlith had a long talk with the new sec
st?i; ii after sup|>er. and thougli be
d : ..t Ntate that he had won l?iporte
o 1. 1 it the Impression that the ex
i;:- n v. ill ?*? a regular on the nine this
bCS' e:
\' "... , ? rte slgr.s a contract It will hurry
lie and Moriarlty to the training
< e? i l>< U hantv Is satisfied with Griffith's
term-, but he claims Harry Vaughan of the
Birmingham team promised him S7W of the
j , sc riwney paid for hlra, and he -wants
,? Vorlarity." like Laporte, knows that
Griffith Is III "a bad fix for a third baseman,
and he. too. wants a major league star's
?alary.
A he.ivy rain all day prevented the sched
i.i'-d g.- tne between the Now York and Bir
mingham teams, and the Gotham boys had
their workout In the gymnasium of the Bir
mingham A. C. A game of Indoor base ball
wus played In the afternoon, and hand ball
iinu basket hail also helped to take some of
the auF>erfl ions fiesh oft. Conroy and La
porte got their first workout. Chesbro, Wil
liams and Kleluow hid a rsat. The former
has weakened himself by overwork. WII
.'iams and Klelnow were troubled with sttfl
joints.
The earnestness with which all the boy*
have labored to get into shape is beginning
to work havoc with some of them. Chase,
McOutre and Hogg are suffering by tramp
ing the rough road to and from the
grounds. All three visited a chiropodist
yesterday and had their feet attended to.
Chase's foot is in bad shape.
BASE BALL. If PTES.
Judging from the reports from the south,
the Athletics will indulge in the 'aqueexe
play" to a great extent the coming season.
Connie Mark has his men working this
play a great deal at tUe training grounds.
"Cy" Young, the Boston Americans'
twirler, enters his sixteenth straight year
of big league playing this year. His finish
seems far distant at that.
Tom Corcoran'8 prediction that the "spit
ball" will die soon is contradicted by re
ports from the different training camps of
American league clubs. It aeems that in
that circuit the salivated delivery will be
used more this year than last. In the Na
tional League the pitchers will probably
use straight delivery more and the "apit
ball" less.
Noodles Hahn, the ex-Red pitcher, is
making a fine Impression at Btmlngham
by his work with the New York Americans.
When with Cincinnati he was always re
garded as a warm-weather pitcher, but this
year he spent a month at Hot Springs, ?.nd
is already in good condition.
There were home runs made in the
American League last season, and in this
respect Boston led, with twenty-seven. New
Yor kwa ssecond, with twenty-three. The
Atl letlcs made twenty-two. of which Davis.
Seybold and Murphy made eighteen, Wash
ington twenty-three, Cleveland eighteen, St.
Louis fifteen, Detroit thirteen and Chicago
twelve.
President Johnson has released Umpire
Conahan since Jack Sheridan consented to
Joe Connor, who caught for the Yankees
durln gthe closing days of last season, says
he will not consent to a transfer to the
Montreal Club. He threatens to play out
law ball.
Pitcher Ivor Wagner of the Columbus
American Association base ball club paid
$.">0W to Bufciness Manager Qulnn and there
by purchased his release from the club. He
took the action for the purpose of being
certain that he will not be farmed out to
tin- Wllkesbarre (Pa.) team. The action of
Wagner caused a stir here.
In the National League championship race
the sharps pick New York to win a third
pennant and firmly believe that Pittsburg
and Chicago will be the contenders for the
place. They place Philadelphia ahead of
Cincinnati, wit hthe others trailing. With
Mathewson. McGinnity, Taylor, Ames and
Wiltse in good form, the diamond students
believe that McGraw's men will romp home
easily.
"Do you know. I could not go on the
coaching lines and yell to the players."
says Pitcher Joss. "I don't know why,
but I feel more like a criminal on the coach
in glines than a ball player. I try to say
a few words and then I feel sheepish and
ashamed of myself, and back to the bench
I hike. I guess the rest of the players feel
the same way, and that explains why we
don't have several running-fire artists on
the side lines. But I will admit that a
couple of good coachers on the side lines
can be of valuable assistance to a team at
any time Even sometimes they can de
termine a game in a close pinch. But the
umpires don't allow one to say much these
days, or you are sent to the bench, hut I
hope that it will be different this year. I
can pitch all the better if there are two
good coacliers on the opposing side trying !
to rattle me. Sometimes they say mean
things and you want to get angry, but all
that I do is to bite my lip and say noth- j
ing."
'The pathway of the youngster breaking
into big league company Is not strewn with
roses," said a prominent base ball man
the other day. "I have known of occasions
when the other fellows deliberately crossed
him so as to 'show him up." I remember
one instance particularly in a certain Na
tional League club where a lad from Texas
was trying to get a start. He was a strap
ping big pitcher, and looked good, but as
soon as the catcher got next to his delivery
he deliberately tipped off the batters what
kind of a ball was coming, and the result
was the young fellow was driven to the
tlml.fr in a hurry. Another similar ln
! stance, with another club In the same j
j league?that happened before the American
| was born?was with a now famous ball
? player. He was catching and the star
pitchers of the team deliberately crossed
him so that he would get hurt and have
to retire in favor of an old backstop, whose
days as a big league man were over, but
these pitchers were his friends and wanted
to k'e?p Mm in the game. So the young
fellow suffered."
Baltics Want Games.
The Baltics have reorganized, and would
like to arrange games with teams averaging
from fifteen to sixteen years, Brunswick and
Holmead Manors preferred. Line-up: Ware,
catch?'i : Johnson, pitcher; Keenan, first
base; Welcker. second base; Mess, shorl
1 slop: Donovan, third base; Klopt'er, left
held. Keliher. center field: Eiclileberger,
right field. For games address Elmer Itlop
fer, manager. 85 New York avenue north
west.
GOLF FINALS
AT PALM BEACH
i
PALM BEACH. Fla.. March 15.?The
?v>m. final and filial rounds for the Poln
< ana and Breakers cups was played yes
terday. C. B. 'Cory won the Poinclaaa cup
and R. J. Allyn the Breakers cup. The
! scores:
I'oiucUiei ?"lip Xeuil final round C. B. Cory beat
1 [ Tmvue. 4 and 3, \V. Falrbaukt* beat A. F. Hus
ton. 3 i-'mi 2.
t'iual ronnd-t'. 15 Cry beat W. Fairbanks,
1 up.
Breakers Cup?Setnl final round ?>. Muddoek beat
W. A Beekler, 5 and 4, It. J. Allyn beat John
Wiopard. }r., 5 and 4.
Final round K. J.. Allyn beat S Maddock, 1 up,
t'J holes.
There was an eighteen-iiole handicap yes
terday for u cup. l>r. L>. Carsher of the
Philadelphia Country Club winning with a
net score of 5<$. The scores:
I) Cannier, 70, 14 50: I Scbnieltell, 80, 18?U3;
Robert !?' I'iilfer, 73, 9?!?-!: G. W. Kobe?ou, 76.
12 (i4: F. 11. l^uekwvud. 75 10 05; A. J. Metides,
(O, IK 4*i. It J Allyn. 75. U ???!; A. il. Siewart,
M IK- 00: II. 4>. llaitkin*. 83, 10?(57: S. Mad
do.-k, 74, 7 (>7: I, Smith. K5. IK G7, J. 11. Uppln
rott. 7?. 12?07; K I'. Ouudwlii, M. 10 -t>8; K.
Cluett, 78. ??ea: I-'. II Cury, Oil. <> Oil. W. >1.
>'nah, ?7, 18 0!>; C. 1'. Stewart. 87, IS?G'J; I). O.
Wlokham. 7U. ? TO: A. F. Hu*?on, 70, 6?71; A.
K. Southorland. 80. li 71: 11 A. iJavls. 8J. 18 -71;
K V I'alnter. Kl. 12 71: '.V, Fairiiaiiks. 72. 0 72;
C. B. Cllffoi-d, 84. 10?74; W. A. B'jokl-r. 84. 1> 70.
I CLUB MATES LEAD
PINEHURST GOLFERS
PINLMFRST. N. C? March 15.?Eighty
three players started from the first tee in
the second annual spring golf tournament,
seventy-nine handing in cards and four di
visions of sixteen each qualifying for the
match play rounds. L. D. Pierce of Au
burndale. Mass.. led the Held with a card of
77, three strokes better than his club mate,
C. L. Becker. C. B. Fownes, jr., of Pitts
burg. was third, with SI. and Allen Lord of
Washington, D. C.. fourth, with 82. The
summary:
First Sixteen.
Out. In. UroM.
I. D. Pierre. Auburndal?. Mass... 40 ;r7 77
C I.. Beeker, Atl burn a ail- 41 30 80
C B. Fownea. Jr., (lakiuoiit 311 43 81
.Mien Ijrd. Washington, 1>. C 38 44 82
I,. K Ward well. Camden, Me 42 41 S3
J. 1>. Finn, Apauantia 40 37 ?a
II. 0. Aborn. Montclatr 41 40 80
K. E. Wllaer, Moutolalr 44 42 80
.V H. Sohoff. Spring Haveu 43 43 S?
W. L Maltby. Montreal. 43 44 87
A. 1*. Thompson. Houesdale. Pa... 42 45 87
K. B. Humphreys, Camden, -V J.. 40 41 87
W C Fownes. Oakiuoat 47 *1 (18
J 0 H. Heuny. Oakwout 4o 48 SS
11 C. iFowues, Oaktuont *7 42 x;j
IVrkburst .Video, Springfield 44 45 SV
Second Sixteen.
J Ii einuo. Enelld, 89; R. K. Perkins. -\ew
V?.rk 8a- Tbdiuaa Hooker, Near Ha*en. Do; H. M.
Htdpatb, Montreal. #u; C. E. McC?bu, Engl*
wood 1?; i^pt- H. C'rlebtou, H. A.. Hong Kong.
Bl- A. W. Wattelibert. ltaltuarol, #1; W. C. Free
man. Mon elalr, 91; C. S. Oo?a Euglewood. U2;
U O. HuMeU, W'locb?at?r, 02; J. C. Head. Oak
moot, K: Georje Worthlngtoo. Bennington. Vt..
DJ; O. El JotMuo. Nassau. H; W. S. Mclntyre.
Spring Haven. Opon.. M; I. C. B. Dun. OtMt
B; rrington, Man., 94; Hsrry Dntton, Oakley, W
Third Sixteen.
H. 8. Curamlngs, 1V? Barn. 04; K. M. BtrnH.
Fj.glewnw!. 94; B. J. Minor. New lUrru 05; T.
T. Kusimiori Garden City, 95; jE. 8. Cisrke,
Providence. 96; D. McK. Uord, Oakmont. 96;
G. H. I'ooto*. Brse Sara. 96; Frank Presbrey,
Garden Gtty. 90; J. R. Kellogg. Fitchlmig, Pa.,
96 K. B. lilnehart. Hillaodale. 96; L. H. MHott,
Kurlld. 97; C. K. Cameron, BaUuerol. 97: J.
Sbsnlay. Lakewood. 97; Q. L. Height, rtiiladel
I?fela, 97: E. H Ctnllengrr. Camden. X' J.. 98,
and A. K. Gassier, Camden, X. J., 98.
Fourth Division.
M. H. Wilson. Kuclid, 99; T. J. Boyce. Hat
land. Vt.. 99; C. H. Boaeofeld. New York. Ml; I
A. P. K. James. Lrodoo, W; H. W. Ormsbee. i
Overeat A. C.. lOO; M. B. Johnson. Euclid. I'M; j
J. T. Bell. New *?ek, 102; G. W. Daw. Tr*. 1
ICS; J. W. Downes. .Neyr Haven, 102; II. ti.
Bu?ke I'lalnSeM. 103; J. O Hnmpfcrey, Ulen
vletr. 1?3; J. F. Black. Bldley. Pa.. 104; W A. ?
Harbison. Brighton, . 104; Dr. T. K. Williams.
Pn oxen fawner. Pa.,' 1M; D. B. Logan, Worcester, j
Kin tot; D. A. Cmlksbank. New York. IOC.
The second handicap at match play In the
women's handicap golf tournament wan
postponed until today.
Golfers to Use Cars.
Members of the Washington Golf Club,
whose course is on the heights above Ross
lj-n, Va? have decided to abandon their
'bus service between the north end of the
Aqueduct bridge and the club grounds.
Formerly the wagon made half-hourly
trlp? between the terminus of the Capital
Traction line at 3rtth and M streets to the
club house, but In the future club members
will utilize the cars of the new Great Falls
and Old Dominion railroad, which passes
very near the club house
Bowuare battles.
Saengers Took Three Straight From
Fat Ken.
DISTRICT LF.AGI E.
SAENGEBBCND. First. Second. Third.
Allison 25.1 1U2 214
Burdlne Sfct 202 186
Eckstein 2t>.i 191 1?1
Crist 152 266 212
Miller ; 191 183 ?*!
Totals 1.0M8
FAT MEN First.
Waters li?
Harlow 224
Hauni ....... r 223
Rodrlck 187
Rrosnan 15!)
1,434
97tS
Second. Third.
19? 231
Totals.
187
190
179
917
138
155
223
22:1
970
DEPARTMENTAL LEAGUE.
INTKHLOK. First. Second. Third.
Cooper ISO 154
Ridel 156 169
Garrett 22t> 192
Leminon 200 1:.0
!?.' '-86
Totals.
G. P. O.
Fitzwllllaiiis 11
Dwyer 158
Spin nn 118
Atkln 185
Walsh 211
First. Second.
193
128
134
212
155
Totals.
837
822
140
143
192
203
UK)
847
Third.
178
158
179
151
138
802
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE LEAGUE.
FOUNDRY.
Brown 1*1
Herbert 124
Addison 181
Johnsou 1HB
Carey 181
Totals 802
PRESSMEN. First.
Taylor 157
Bo wen 121
Lednurn 17D
Dohney ? lttl
Powers 209
First. Second. Third.
139
179
106
102
190
835
159
149
181
104
187
840
Second. Third.
152 151
Totals.
S2J
138
159
171
186
8MJ
RAILWAY LEAGCE.
GENERAL OIYIOE. First.
Buck 15(1
Whitney 162
Brown 158
Anderson 140
Moffett 127
Totals 749
NORTHERN First.
Musahaiun 139
P. Suelling 112
Poole 140
J. Snelllng; 178
Homing 141
Totals 710
Second.
123
170
191
157
115
756
Second.
138
160
196
110
168
772
REAL ESTATE LEAGUE.
ASSESSORS. First -Second.
Barr ....... i 135 166
Bottscarea 179 175
Yates 138 157
Hunt ..1 136 185
Meyers 172 178
Totals :... 76o 861
CITY HALL. First. Second.
Richardson 163 161
Schmidt 190 I80
Roth 135 146?
Packard 121 156
Crane 114 170
Totals 723 823
173
135
14T
140
740
Third.
185
200
193
148
140
872
Third.
159
199
190
183
138
869
Third.
196
181
134
139
149
799
Third.
162
157
119
123
146
7o7
ROYAL ARCANUM LEAGUE.
NATIONAL. First. Second.
Billings 142 142
Langley 105 119
Harding 127 193
Lelt* 184 165
Boyle 126 115
Totals..... 084
CAPITOL. First.
Hutterly 135
Ball ia?
Buckley 122
Hurley '' 133
Eck?telu 159
734
S^ooud.
127
147
140
185
137
Totals.
687
730
Third.
I'M
143
14 'J
151
1Z9
700
Third.
1GH
151
135
164
1K0
7*M
NEW ORLEANS KACES.
Monterey Captured the Preliminary
Derby.
Monterey won the Preliminary Derby at
the City Park track. New Orleans, yester
day, He was 9 .slight favorite over Debar
and St. Joseph and won easily in the s'.oypy
going. If the rain continues and the track
remains heavy his chances In the Derby on
Saturday will be bright, as he revelled In
the going yesterday. Kara and Belllndlun
were the other winning favorites. Bank
Holiday fenced well and wou the steeple
chase.
Rain and a sloppy track played havoc
with the Fair Grounds card. Roll* was
the only winning favorite.
City Park Summaries.
First ra<*e, three and a half furlongs?Caper, 196
(D. Austin). 8 to I. won: Edith M.. lo5 (Koerneri,
12 to 1, second; Theo Reach, lm) (D. Hall), 4 to 1,
third. Time, 0.44 3-5. Annie Rusklu, Preclosa II,
Irene A., Mamie A., l'alitiua. Sister Henrietta,
Martha V., Prophetess. Eppes, Brightly and Fanny
Marks also ran.
.Second race, seven furlongs - Kara, 115 (J. Daly),
7 to in, wou; < apt sin Bush. 112 (D. Iialli, 7 to 1.
second. America II. 107 lOregan. 15 to 1, third.
Time, 1.33 3-5. Ferronlere, Goldtvay. chief Arch
ibald. Dr. MoCiurc, Balahot. Europla and Suds also
ran.
Third race, steeplechase; short course Bank Hoi
lilsy, 135 (G. Pierce), 7 to 2, wou; Lights Out,
154 (Pembertoni, 7 to 5, second; Ohio King, 148
CMcClain), 7 to 1, third. Time, 3.40 2-5. Dr. Now
Ila. War Chief. Parnassus aud Blue Mint also ran.
Bill Knight lost bis rider.
Fourtfc race. Preliminary Derby; one and an
eighth miles- Monterey. .i7 (Nlooll, 8 to 3, won;
St Joseph, 114 (J. Daly), 16 to 5. second; Debar,
117 tTroxUsr), 11 to 5, third. Time, 1.59 2-5.
Kercheral, Tambeau and Kargut also ran.
Fifth race, one and a sixteenth inllea-.-Monochord,
109 (Swain), B to 1. won; Merry Acrobat. 109 iPen
dergast), 9 to 2, second; Double, 119 (D. Austin),
8 to 1, tblrd. lime, 1.53. Ingolthrlft. Bell the
Cat, Mynheer, Morendo, Duugannon aud Orient also
ran.
Sliub cace. one and an eighth mlles?Beilimllau,
112 (Uregar;, 3 to 5. wou; John Garner, 102
iSwaiu), 9 to 1. second; Florlsel, 108 (Perrett), 10
to I. tblrd. Time, 1.59-4-C. Flying Charcoal and
Sias Lee also rati.
Seventh race, six furlongs- Bertha E., 88 U.
Hennessyi, 3 to 1, won; Gold (Join, 90 (R. Lowe),
9 to 2. secoud: Bert Osra, 96 (B. lines), 6 to 1,
third. Time, 1 17 3-5. Airship aod Bensouhumt
also ran.
Fair Grounds Summaries.
First race, sis furlongs?Gallant, 132 (W. Rob
bins). 6 to 1, won; Shenandoah. 135 (L. Smith), 6
to 5. second; Wborler. 135 (Perrlne), 15 to 1, third.
Time. 1.18. Henpecked, Marvel P.. Glen Gallant
and Uuerii.'k also ran.
Secoud race, all furlongs-Mohare, 121 (Dlggtna).
3 to 1. won; Little Rose. 102 (Goldstein), 29 to 1.
second; Buttercup. 109 (J. Martini. 9 to 10, third.
Time, 1.18 3-5. My Gem, Oberoti and Maulnl
ttiso mo.
Third race, mile and a half-Merry Pioneer. 102
(L. Smith), 8 to 1, won; Nine, IM (Jobanneaua), 4
to 1 second; Souoaia Belie, 104 (Bobbins), even,
third Time, 2.42. Nones. Louis Kraft, Paul,
Bourke Cot'kran, Cashier and Lady Ftea Knight
?,Fourth race, handicap; one-lislf mlie?Colloquy,
100 (Obert). 2 to 1, woo; Bertinont, 110 (L. Smith),
8 to 5, second; Friction, 105 iRobbins), IS to 1,
third. Time, 0.49 4-6. Helen Lucas and Beatrice
ttl&o ran.
Fifth race, six furlongs -Slgmand, 121 (Obert),
10 to 1. woo: Fargo. 117 (Aubuebon), 4 to a^
ond; Pride of Woodstock. 106 (Free?iaJa).20to 1,
third. Tin*. 1.18 2-5. Intrigue, ?hlpw*eck. Dreaju
land. Troaucha and Flying Trapesa also ran.
Sixth raea. oBe mile?Holla. 110 (Moreland), 4 to
?. won; King's Gtm, 115 (U Smith). 5 ?? 1. sejj
?>nd; J. O. cUm. 106 <W. Hayea), 11 to *, ttlrt
Time, 1.44 44. Tolnette, D. W. Fly*n, Daniel C.,
Beechwood and Firata'a I>anoe also r?c.
Lightweights Fight Fiercely for
Six Rounds Without Decision.
PHILADELPHIA. March 15.?After six
rounds of fast fighting Battling No!son. who
must some day fight Joe Gans for the light
weight championship, showed a decided ad
vantage over Terry McOovern of Brooklyn
at the National Athletic Club here last
tilfht. For three rounds It was a rough,
clinching match, few clean blows being de
livered. After that the husky Dane showed
his phenomenal strength, outslugging Terry
to the and.
Nelson took no chances with McGovern at
the outset. He knew that Terry was a
rusher and a hard, free hitter, so he blocked
the tatter's advances and did so much hold
ing In the clinches that McGovern was
practically powerless. When he had sized
McGovern's style up to his satisfaction Nel
son began to cut loose. He adopted his bor
ing tactics, and in an even exchange of
blows he soon had McGovern on the defen
sive.
There was one point In the fourth round
}*"en Terry was in actual distress, but ills
fine physical condition saved him from what
otherwise might have been a knockout.
McGovern Outclassed.
McGovern was outclassed. That was about
the gist of it. Nelson was too strong, too
cool-headed, and was a rock of adamant
when he took punishment. Terry Jarred him
once or twlci but that was all. He' was
going at a swift, merciless gait toward the
f"d: ai?d. though McGovern was fighting
il?? i Pluck and what strength he had
m I?e.i!Vaf up u8ainst a tough game.
? .^"le gone to a finish there Is no
./'I ot the experts that Mc
would have been put away.
rKb?/..was hurt at the ??ncluslon of
in i*vn h ? U wa* a ract tflat Nelson was
in . r^r0^ger lshaPp' as McGovern was
In some trouble when he took his chair
It was an exciting battle, and. barring the
roundi"8? Wh'Ch marred the first three
very satisfactory. McGovern
th?tniS^tXCUSe8 to offer afterward, but said
tliat Nelson was wonderfully strong Vel
wanted hi^n!}" h^had Terr>r where he
wanted him and would have won on the bit
were on* te,!! JOUr lhousa?d followers
vlnced that m ? they went home con
... Nelson ">ust fight Gans for
lightweight honors 4n the near future.
8 handlers were Terry I ee
Burdick Jo? Humphreys. Johnny
Burditk and Sam Harris. Nelson was
v?r Hy BUly NoIan- Kdd^ KeT"
Gainer "' Kld -AJ>el and Geor^
Weighing the Scrappers.
Nolan and Humphreys were the only sec
onds permitted to acknowledge defeat by
entering the ring orthrowing up the sponge.
At exactly 10 o'clock a pair of scales
was brought Into the ring for the men to
W. '. \ A mome,lt later a wild cheer greet
ed ISelson. He climbed through the ropes,
wearing a long bathrobe, and sat down
quietly, while an even greater demonstra
tion went up when McGovern jumped Into
the rinR. wearing: an overcoat. The boys
?v?a? m? ? cordially and smiled pleasant
ly as the cheers continued.
Nelson wore tan-colored fighting shoes
while McGovern had on black ones. Both
stripped to the buff in line shape and the
crowd looked on in admiration. The Dane
l7nr^reth i got on the scales first. He
tipped the beam under 133 pounds. Then
MoGovern got on the weighing machine
in his stockings. He did not move the
beam, which was placed at the lightweight
rn Und*" said that 1,01,1 we,ghed abo"t
-icGuigan, the referee, carried a stop
watch and wore a blue sweater with rila
mond headlight In his tie. When'he cam!
eras had done their work the men were
called to the center of the ring to receive
"nal instructions. Nelson is foujJiK?
the nan*" i sto?kv opponent, who u
the Dane s senior by three years, Teriy
last weekaS8e<1 h'3 twent>'"alxth blrtliday
Both had their hands bandaged from the
same roll of tape, as the Battler did not
agree to anything else. Matt Donohue for
McOovern, took a seat behind Nelson's cor
ns'" *'hlle Billy Bodenback. representing
nfeH ?e" Sat bth,nd Terr>'- t'arl Sathof
of Boston was the timekeeper for Nelson
wnile Paddy Gulllvan held the watch for
?McGovern. Lou Derlacher was the time
keeper for the club and handled the gong.
Johnson Got Decision.
1 here was a packed house at the Ger
mania Maennerchor Hall, Baltimore, last
night. The Eureka Athletic Club had billed
as the star fighters of the evening Jack
Johnson of California and Joe Jeannette
of New York, two big colored men.
Johnson lias a reputation; Jeannette Is
looking for one. Johnson did not add to his
reputation, and Jeannette made none Thev
were booked to flcht fifteen rounds.
The exhibition of boxing was a good one.
It looked as if Johnson should have
stopped or put out his man in quick order
He looked to he able to do this, but there
was no occasion for him to do It. He eot
the decision at the end of the fifteenth
round and had not distressed his mail.
EXCITING GAME OF
BASKET BALL A TIE
The second game of the season between
the St Stephen's Institute and Washing
ton Light Infantry professional basket ball
teams was played last night in the Infantry
gymnasium, and the result was a tie the
score being 20 to at. By a pretty rally In
the last few minutes of play the infantry
boys managed to tie the score and thus
save themselves a defeat. Each team was
considerably strengthened by the addition
of a Carroll Institute player, Cramer play
ing left forward for the Infantry and Barker
was at right forward for St. SteDhen's
Cramer played a fine gaime for the In
fantry, he throwing a perfect goal from the
center of the court. Robey. Shre^ and
Barker also played well.
The summary:
f .Iilf"Lltry' Position*. St. flteehen's
*?*??? Hght forward . Barker
</???"? left forward Ht?hJS
center vlffflt!
Shreve rlKlit but* vi . .
Taylor left back iloriorlly
a^&yi^: Mi"
ffi:
NATIONAL AMATEUR
BILLIARD TOURNEY
i.?^' IH- March 15.-Sensational
bliliards was played by Harry A Wright
of San Francisco yesterday afternoon In
Ilia victory by a score of 300 to 17? over
Charles S. Norrls of New York In the
fourth game of the national amateur 14.2
balkline billiard tournament at the Chicago
Athletic Association. The high run of the
tournament so far was made by the Pacific
coast player in the third Inning, when he
gathered a cluster of 111. which Is likely
to stand as the best run of the tourna
ment.
It eclipses the mark of last year's cham
pionship by 33 points, T8 being the highest
Gardner and Conklln each galn
?d ??*?, gUJe,' Po?ge"burg made a 7?, but
1 ?? one game In the tour
nament. his high figure was thrown out
The recordhlgrti run Is 13W, made by the la.te
Way man McCreery of St. Ix>uis
by^nn8ings:aVera*e W*8 13 1**L The 8core
Wright?4, 0. Ill, 26. 0. 10. 0 4. 3 1 2 aa a
?? hii a at" ~
0 2Sv],8' A..0- 0. ?. T. l.
TttU1' liv- run. 31.
Calvin Demarest of Chicago failed to
defeat Edward W. Gardner of Passaic, N.
J.# in the second afternoon game. Dema
: rest's friends filled the seats and fully cx
! to see him win, but Gardner was in
I exceptionally good form and obtained an
average of 11 14-26, winning by the score
of 800 to 2X. Gardner's high run was only
47. pemarsst- suuis a stela? -of OZl in the
third round and 58 In the fourteenth.
Score by Innings:
<>? miner ?fi. 47, U, 3, 4. 5, J. B. ?, S9. 42, 0, 0.
4. SS. O, 0. 18. 36. 4. 10, 4. 12. ?. 1. 1. T<X*1.
aoo. High run. 47. Aren^r. 11 14-28.
Dwnsrwt?O, 4. S3. 6. 1, 1. 0, O. 1, 8. 84. 7 ??.
M. S. 2, ?. 0. a. 0 S. #. 1. 2. O. 0. Total. 234.
High rim, 83. Average. 9 1-26.
TOM GALLAGHER
AGAIN BEAT HOPPE
NEW YORK. March 13.-Thomas Galla
gher of Brooklyn won his second game j
from Willie Hopp?. champion bHUardist,
last night In the 2,U00-point billiard matelr j
which was played at the latter's Millard
academy. The winner played elghteen
lnch, two shots in. while Hoppe played
elghteen-lnch. one shot In. The score was:
Gallagher. 400; Hoppe. S!>6.
Gallagher nearly tflways managed t)
leave his opponent safe at the end of each
inning. Gallagher averaged M 4-44 and his
highest runs were 49 and 46. Hoppe made a
high run of 46. with an average of M 12-43.
The total score for the two nights' play is:
Gallagher, 800; Hoppe. 734.
In the afternoon Hoppe won from Harry
A. Coleman by a score of 200 to 42. Hoppe
averaged 22 2-0 and made a high run ol
64. Coleman, who played eighteen, two
shots in. mf.de a high run of 12 and his
average was 4 6-0.
NATIONAL GUARD'S
ANNUAL INDOOR MEET
The entries for the annual Indoor games
I of the Athletic Association, National Guard
of the District of Columbia, will close to
morrow evening. The Indications are that
the meet will be tiie most successful in the
| history of the association. Capt. Edwards,
manager, has visited all the separate or
ganisations of the Guard and explained
the regulations to them in detail. He says
he is satisfied with the result and with the
Interest displayed by the men who hereto
fore gave the meet no attention.
Entries will be accepted only from men
regularly enlisted jjrlor to January last.
The board will draw for the heats to be
run oft next Tuesday, as only the finals
will be run next Fr{clay. Relay teams
have been entered by ; the Urells, Corcor
ans. Ordways. 2d Battalion, 1st and 2d Reg
iments and the 5th Battalion. The wall
scaling test, a new feature of the meet,
Is creating Interest, two teams have en
tered and more are expected to partici
pate. The track has been laid off In the
drill hall of the Center Market Armory,
and every evening men are training.
Creamer ana Barker of the Carroll In
stitute were notified today of their suspen
| sion for playing professional basket ball.
COLUMBIA A. C. CONTESTS.
Entries for Athletic Events to Take
Place Tonight.
The list of entries for the indoor athletic
games of the Columbia Athletic Club, which
will be held this evening at the Armory
building, 5th and L streets northwest, is as
follows:
25-yard dash?Ilarry M. Webb, L. E.
Brittson. Charles J. Seltz, C. L. Casterlin.
John M- Wilkinson. W. B. White, W. E.
Thompson, Joseph Loughran. Robert E. Mc
Namara, John B. Keller. Henry B. Batch.
J. L. Baker. Henry Hine. G. H. Crocker,
Nathan Frank.
Putting 12-pound shot, handicap?S. L.
Burch, B. F. Heiterman, F. B. Schlosser,
E. M. O'Gormar., J. A. Loughran, W. S.
Babcock, C. J. Mueller, J. L. Baker, G. H.
Crocker, J. W. Orme.
Standilng broad Jump, scratch?W H.
Hill, J. M. Wilkinson, Thomas F. Scott,
F. B. Schlosser. L. J. Connor, W. B. White,
J. Loughran, J. L. Baker.
Sack race?Robert F. Fleming, John M.
Wilkinson, W. B. White, W. S. Babi-ock,
Joseph Loughran, W. V. (Jill and Henry 1*.
Batch. - ? I
Goal throwing?W. E. Thompson, John M. I
Wilkinson, W. B. White, Carl J. Mueller, I
J. M. McQueen, V. P. Saunino, ^\. D. trill
and Joseph Loughran.
Potato race?W. D. QUI, John M. ^ Ilkin
son, W. B. White, W. S. Babcock, Joseph
Lougliran, Richard T). Daniels, John B.
Keller. Henry P. Batch, W. E. Thompson,
Robert Herwlg, J. L. Baker, W. T. Shea,
Henry Hine. ?
Running high Jump, handicap?\\ C apron,
W. E. Thompson. W. B. Hill, W. B. \\ hite
C. L. Casterlin. J. N. Pophan, J. Loughran.
FORMALLY ORGANIZED.
Baptist Church Formed in Vicinity of
of Mt Pleasant.
A Sunday school was opened the 7th of
January by a few members of the leading
Baptist churches in the city to accommo
date people who reside in the vicinity of
Mt. Pleasant, Lanier, Columbia and Wash
ington Heights. FrOm the first session of
this school until the present considerable
interest has been manifested by the de
nomination, and the work was so successful
that it was decided to proceed at once with
the organization of a church.
Looking to this end the executive board,
upon the recommendation of the committee
on church extension, of which Rev. 3. H.
Greene, D. D., is chairman, appropriate!
liberally toward the financial support of the
new movement. Acting upon these con
ditions the leaders In the school heM ti
meeting last night in the post office hall on
Park road near 14th street, and plans were
completed to form the congregation at one*.
Mr. Percy S. Foster was unanimously
elected moderator and Mr. Reuben L. Isley
clerk. After the usual formalities n
large number enrolled as members, an*i ? he
clerk was directed to write the several
parent churches for the letters with which
to complete the new organization, under
the custom of the Baptist denomination. It
was decided to adopt a name in place of the
Park Road Sunday School, and by a unani
mous vote, ?t will be called the Immanuel
Baptist Church of Washington, D. C.
The last session of the afternoon school
will be held next Sunday as usual, out
Sunday, March 25, the scluol will meet at
0:30 o'clock In the morning, followed oy a
regular preaching Bervice at 11 o'clock.
There will also be a popular service at 8
o'clock Sunday evenings, consisting of a
short sermon and much music, with spe
cial soloists and quartets from time to time
Next Sunday evening Rev. E. W. Bliss will
deliver the address.
The membership in the new Immanuel
Church will come from the Calvary, First,
Temple and Metropolitan churches of this
city, and from several Virginia churches,
and one from Kansas.
FUNERAL OF MRS. V. E. MYERS.
| Remains Interred This Afternoon in
Qlenwood.
The funeral of Mrs. Violet E. Myers, wife
of Mr. Edwh : d E. Myers of the bureau of
engraving ai d printing, was held this af
ternoon from her late residence, 4.'i8 4th
street northeast. Divine service was con
ducted at the house by Rev. George E.
Maydwell, pastor of Waugii M. E. Church.
Interment was in Glenwood cemetery.
Mrs. Myers, who died last Tuesday Morn
ing, had been 111 for several months, and
her death was not unexpected. She was a
native of this city, and had resided here
all her life, the last fifteen vears being
spent in the Immediate neighborhood of her
late residence. Mrs. Myers was especially
I loved by the children near her h.mie, n;any
of whom never passed the house without
stopping to exchange words of greeting
with her.
The deceased was a daughter of the late
Capt. Joseph H. Cook of the Union army.
I In addition to her husband Mrs. Myers Is
survived by a sister. Mrs. Starr Jones of
MUburn. N. J., and two half-brothers, Dr.
James C. By roes, medical Inspector at the
Naval Academy. Annapolis, and Mr. Ed
ward M. Byrnes of the Agricultural X>e
P^he16 pallbearers at the funeral were
Messrs Louil Harding:, Benjamin Bell,
Among the many floral tributes sent by
ftSSS was an elaborate offering from Mr
Myers* fellow employes of ths bureau vt
engraving and printing.
- "Wonder What Mertz Will Say Vociay?"
Store Closes Daily at 6 p.m.; Saturdays at 7 p.m.
pram
?You'll never regret an introduction to Mertz Tailoring, and
you'll never have a hotter chance to test it at its best than right
now. The stock of spring fabrics is complete, atid every facility
is at hand for doing the finest work.
?Investigate these "Mertz-sperials."
Spring Suit
to Order,
?Swell Spring Suits
to order in the
"Mertz-way"of your
choice of a big line
]of new and exclusive
't | styles in high-grade
fancy worsteds.
Worth $20.
Prince Alberts
to Order,
$ 13'"
? Prince Albert
Coat and Vest to
order in the "Mert;:
wa'y" of fine black
unfinished worsteds
and narrow wale
cheviots. Silk faced.
Worth $20.
Worsted Trous
ers to Order,
$3'45
?Trousers to order
in the "Mertz-way"
of your choice of ;x
big line of the new
est and neatest, styles
in striped worsteds.
An exception al
value.
AND
906 F Street.
CO.,
ALEXANDRIA AFFAIRS
INVESTIGATION INTO CONDI
TIONS OF FISH WHARF.
Action to Be Had at Next Meeting of
City Council?General and
Personal.
Special Correspondeure of The Star.
ALEXANDRIA, Va.. March 15, 1906.
Aa Investigation Into conditions at the
corporation fish wharf will be brought about
by a resolution, which will be offered by
Alderman George L. Simpson at the next
meeting of city council. From the tenor
of the resolution it is inferred that the city
has been Imposed upon by squatters and
has not Been receiving, as a consequence,
the full amount of revenues from its prop
erty in the northeastern section of the city.
Mr. Simpson's measure is as follows:
"Ordered that the city engineer be and
he is hereby directed to survey that por
tion of the land owned by the city of Alex
andria lying between Union street and the
Potomac river and Princess and Oronoco
streets, known as the corporation fish
wharf. o furnish drawing showing the lo
cation of all buildings on such wiiarf and
their dimensions. Upon the completion of
said surveys and drawings, the city engi
neer is directed to furnish copies of the
same to the chairman of the committee on
public property. And it is further ordered
that the collector of taxes and rents ascer
tain the owners of such tenements or houses
as may be on the corporation fish wharf,
ana what rent has been charged them by
persons who have rente*! them such space;
and if any person or persons or firms use
said wharf and pay wharfage for the same
and in what sums. The tax collector is re
quested to make an immediate report to the
committee on public property.''
Special Vesper Service.
Arrangements have been made for a special
vesper ser\'ioe. to be held next Sunday aft
ernoon at 4 o'clock at St. Mary's Catholic
Church, ui.der the auspices of the Ancient
Order of Hibernians. A sermon appropriate
to the occasion will be delivered by Rev.
Father P. J. Kevanaugh of Boston. The
male choir will be under the direction of
Prof. George H. Weils of Washington, and
will be augmented by several members of
the ohoir of Trinity Church, Washington.
Appeal Denied.
The court of appeals of Virginia lias de
nied the appeal of counsel for the defend
ant company In the suit of C. H. Wells agt.
the Washington. Alexandria and Mount
Vernon railway. Mr. Wells was injured in
a collision at spring Park March 1, 1905,
and sued for damages. A jury in the circuit
court for Alexandria county awarded him
$5,000, and he will now receive this amount.
Mr. Wells was represented by Messrs.
Machen and Moncure, ufd the attorneys
for the company were Messrs. James K.
and H. B. Caton of this city and R. Walton
Moore of Fairfax.
Delegate Caton at Home.
Mr. James R Caton, who represents this
city and county in tiie state legislature,
has returned from Richmond, having com
pleted his legislative duties. Mr. Caton
is receiving the congratulations of his
friends for the excellent results accom
plished by him at the last session. Ifc
was the patron of the bill providing for a
state insurance commission, which became
a law, and of several other important
measures.
General Items.
It is understood that Mr. J. Armistead
Eggborn, who was one of the candidates
tor the postmastership of Alexandria, lias
been tendered t'le position of assistant
postmaster by Mr. Thomas Burroughs,
who will succeed Postmaster Crupper
April 1. Mr. Eggborn, it is said, lias the
matter under consideration. He is now
connected with the Virginia Safe Deposit
and Trust Corporation.
The terms of one-half of the members of
the city council will expire September 1
next and an election will be held in June
to select their successors. The "short
term" men are Aldermen N. P. T. Burke,
F F. Marbury, J. R N. Curtln and J. T.
Sweeney and Couneilmen Thomas Risheill,
Hubert Snowden. Henry Boader, lxiuls
Brill W. H. Hellmtith, F. J. Pollard, L. E.
Uhler and Albert Bryan.
James W., infant son of Mr. and Mrs.
James McCuen, died last night at the home
of bis parents, 900 Gibbon street.
Ex-Sailor Climbed Dizzy Height.
A man supposed to be J. CUne of Boston,
Mass., climbed the flagpole of the William
son building, a tall structure, in Cleveland
yesterday and reached a height of 223 feet
above the street. The man was unobserved
till he had reached the top and seemed
about to plunge to the street. Policemen
managed to get him down, and he was
found to be dressed in sailor's costume. He
gave the name of "Grover Cleveland
Thinking him a deserter, the police took
htm to a recruiting station, whw It devel
oped he was formerly a sailor on the battle
ship Iowa and had recently been in an in
sane asylum In Boston.
Bungling Execution in Russia.
The execution at Minsk, Russia, yesterday
of Ivan Kulikoff, who early during the pres
ent year attempted to assassinate the gov
ernor of Minsk, Gen. Kourloll, was a hor
rible affair. He was hanged at the gate cf
the prison In the presence of a gaping
crowd, but the noose was so badly adjust
ed by the policeman brought from Kurat to
act aa executioner that Kulikoff suffered
agonies for ten minutes. Kullkolt bad as
chief accomplice in the plots against offi
cials of Minsk a woman named Anna lz
mailovitcli, daughter of Gen. Iaraailovltch.
She was condemned to death, but sentence
was commuted to imprisonment for life.
Secret preparations are being made at
Moscow for another huge armed rising
there, simultaneously with which there
will be a general strike, Including railway,
poet office and telegraph officials. A great
?tore of arms has been accumulated.
'.Pic-'#*". Pi 5'X?#?: -s r^oWHo ^
* 1
"Old" Whiskey. g
| All whiskeys are *
I old.
X
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i's
Some are made
so overnight.
mlilS tUAlu.i f.-Ki
K B??f
Out Today,
fr'S the first of tlie season
and the finest in years. As
a special treat to custom
ers. we're offering it in
bottles as well as on draught.
Case of 2 dozen $ 11
Ca!S for it at Bars.
Washington Brewery Co.,
Gth and b" sts. n.e 'Phone E.
uihl">-Il),Sn,tii,40
Farmifly Trade
Our Specialty.
Xo matter what brand of whisky you'll
want It's here; all the "BOTTLED IN
BOND" old whiskies. I make a specially
of family trade. 'Phone or drop postal
Beer by the case, $1 aud (1.80. Two
dozen bottles.
A. Collins, ???U,N*W
mhXJKtf.20
HOTELS. RESTAURAITIS & CAFES.
WHERE TO DLtfE.
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LIBRARY A FEATURE.
Provision to Be Hade in Connection
With Public Playgrounds.
It Is evident the people of the city are
manifesting interest in the plans of the
Commissioners far playground extension
and the election of a building. Representa
tive Fitzgerald jesterday informed a mem
ber of the playground committee that hi'
had received more than twenty letters, ad
vocating playgrounds. In tils mall that
morning. The ladles, especially, he stateo,
are showing great interest In the matter.
As a reading room is one feature of tin
p?nposed building, a letter from the libra
rian of Chicago, addressed to Mr. Henry 8.
Curtis, supervisor of public playgrounds in
this city. Is of Interest:
"In reply to your Query of recent date
asking for Information regarding the estab
lishment of branches of the public library
In small parks In Chicago. I have the pleas
ure to give you the following facts:
"In December. ] 1*>T?. the board of director*
of the Chicago public library opened tlire.:
branch library reading rooms and free de
livery stations in three of the field houses
In the small parks of the south side. Th-:
south parks commissioners agreed to pro
vide the room and to light and heat the
same. The library furnishes an atteudaat
and a suitable collection of books and
periodicals. Each reading room has beau
supplied with about 0UO new books, cover
ing all branches of literature, but especially
strong In books for young $>eo>ple.
"Books may be drawn for home use from
the main library at these rooms?our deliv
ery wagon calling twice a day at each room
to excliarigo books. The rooms are opeji
from to 9:45 p.m. on week days
and from 12 m. to 6 p.m. ?n Sundays. The
experiment has been a great success ar.d
the only fault to be found Is with the site
of the room.1, wJilch are much too small to
accommodate the crowds at certain times
of the day. As soon as our fund Trill per
mit, we expect to open several additional
rooms In other park*.
(81gn?Jj "FREDBRICK H. H1LD,
"Librarian."
No news from Marshal Darvough or his
posse now pursuing the Wlckliffe Tn4tfip
outlaws la Indian Territory has been re
ceived yet. The weather Is bitAertr ?old,
ice covers the road* and hills, recent rains
having turned to sleet. It is jeHeveg. how
ever, that tlie cold weather will tpusite
more to the disadvantage of the outlaws
than the oi&eere.
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