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JIcKinley's First Appointee Is
Promptty Gonfirniod.
"Mr. 3dcKtnlcy Said to Realize the
Power of Patronage Dark Out
look for the Arbitration Treaty.
Wood and Corbett. Xot Likely to
to lie Confirmed.
The mouuialn labored and brought fortli
a mole. Contrary to general expectation,
President McKinley sent to the Senate yes
terday only one nomination for office.
This was Oscar A. Janes, of .Michigan,
for the position of pension ageat at De
troit. This nomination was predicted in
The Times. It was recommended by both
Michigan Senators on Saturday. The
nomination was referred to the proper
committee, favorably reported, and Col.
Janes today enjoys the distinction of be
ing the only McKinley appointee in the
United States, outside of the Cabinet, who
is in receipt of the emoluments of a
position received at the bauds of the new
The new pension agent at Detroit was
a gallant officer in the Union Army and
lost an arm in the struggle. He was a
tenator in the legislature which elected
Senator McMillan for the full term and
Senator Burrows for the short term, which
he now fills. It is an interesting fact
that the only absolute promise which
Senator Burrows made in his campaign
for election to the Senate was the assur
ance given to the friends of Senator Janes
that if the Republican party succeeded in
the election of 1806 he would take care
of that gentlemn. He has redeemed the
promise with extraordinary promptness.
The deliberation with which President
McKinley ismovingin bis nominations is a
great surprise to the Republican politi
cians. They have been led to believe that
he would dispose rapidly of the important
positions within his gift, and the lip is out
that it was his purpose to get some of the
appointments out of the way before the
special session begins. This was in ac
cordance with the original advice given
by Senator Banna to the President. It now
appears that the policy of procrastination
will be adopted quite generally at the White
The new Administration lias learned one
important lesson from the old one, and
that is the peculiar potentiality of Willi
heldappointmeutsin determining the action
of both Senateand House on billsin which
the President is particularly interested.
The achievement of President Cleveland
in 1893 in carrying through the Sherman
law proves a rather inviting example to
Senator Banna, and that gentleman has
slightly altered his original advice to the
President and now suggests, it is said,
the withholding of nominations, as far
as iwssible, until the special session has
passed upon the tariff bill.
The arbitration treaty appears to be
but little stronger with the new Senate
thHii it was with the old one, and unless
the Administration exerts it;ir actively
to carry it it will certainly .fail In the
Senate. This situation manifested itself
in a discussion of it in the executive ses
sion yesterday, when it was again re
ferred to the Foreign Affairs Committee.
The elements in the Senate which are
hostile to the treaty are quite as con
spicuous In the new Senate as they were
in the old one. If the new President
6ee fit to exert the great power of pat
ronage in favor of the Anglo-American
treaty it can, perhaps, be carried, but
at present it seems that considerably more
than the one-third necessary to defeat
It is aligned against the much-advertised
"Peace on earth, good will to men" meas
ure of the retiring I'rcsident and Secre
tary of State.
Would-be Senator A. T. Wood, of Ken
tucky, did not present his credentials yes
terday as was anticipated, but is await
ing the result of conferences with the Re
publican steering committee. Col. Wood
eays that he expects to gain his seat,
and is greatly pleased with the approval
with which his case has been received
from a number of Senators to whom he
presented it yesterday. Among the con
verts to his side of the case is Senator
Chandler or Now Hampshire. This Sena
tor was originally very hostile to the propo
sition to seat any appointee of Gov. Brad
ley. He denounced him as a Republican
traitor because he did not will the legisla
ture in extra session several months ago.
Col. Wood now claims that Chandler has
given him assurance that he will support
his claims to a seat and he is correspond
ingly elated.
A careful inquiry among Senators of dif
ferent parties, however, makes it reason
ably certain that there is small chance for
"Wood's confirmation. The Washington,
Montana, and Wyoming precedents are
against the seating in the Senate of any
Senator nominated to fill a vacancy which
the legislature of the State has failed, or
(in Senatorial parlance) declined to filL
Ex-Senator II. W. Corbett, of Oregon,
who has been appointed by Gov. Lord to
succeed Senator Mitchell, has not yet ar
rived here. His chances of being seated
are about the same as those of Col. Wood,
and the argument advanced on behalf of
the venerable appointee is the same as
that offered for Col. Wood, of Kentucky.
It appears that his case is on all fours
with that of the Bradley nominee.
Col. Henderson, who has been nominated
to succeed Senator Call in Florida, will
probably be seated. In that State the
legislature which is to fill the vacancy
has not yet assembled, and therefore there
can be no claim made that the legislature
has willingly permitted the State to be
unrepresented, which is the assertion in
each of the other States. Col. Henderson's
appointing and seating will have a very
i-erious effect upon the ainbitionsof Senator
It puts Col. Henderson in position and
makes him a very formidable candidate
before the legislature. It is said that he
will strongly support the corporation ele
ment, which is conceded to be a powerful
factor in Florida, and even said to be
more potent than any other one in the
politics of the rapidly developing peninsula.
Whatever the result regarding the va
cant Senatorships of the three States of
Kentucky, Oregon and Florida, it seems
apparent that the Senate will remain In
control of the opposition; for they will
have forty-five votes regardless of the
result in these three States, and will have
forty-six if Senator Henderson is seated.
"White House Steward detained.
William Sinclair, of New York, was re
appointed steward at the White House yes
terday with a salary of S1.800 per year.
Sinclair was appointed to the place by
Mr. Cleveland during his first term. He
was with Mr. Cleveland at Gray Gables
and Woodley and was regarded as one of
the most faithful servants at the White
nouse. "William Edwards arrived at the
White House yesterday from Eellevedier,
111., seeking the position, and had no
sooner presented his application than Sin
clair was appointed. President Cleveland
asked Mr. McKinley to retain Sinclair, and
that was the reason of his reappointment.
Tlie Cincinnati Man May Not Be First
Assistant Secretary of State.
Ex3cnntor Cameron Possibly Booked
for Germnny, "While General
Draper May Go to Home.
Senator Foraker, it would seem, has put
the knife into Bellamy Storcr, of Ohio,
who wants to be First Assistant Secretary
of State. Mr. Storcr has been a part of
the faction in Ohio which has been antag
onistic to the Senator's ambitions. The
feud has been of long standing.and when
Mr. Storer was a candidate for Congress
in 1892 the breach widened, butthe climax
was reached when Mr. Storer was defeat
ed Tor rcnominatlon in 1894. The For
aker faction was in evidence at that time,
in numbers, and the result was Charles P.
Taft, editor of the Times-Star, was made
the candidate.
Mr. Storer was opposed to the election
,of Mr. Foraker to the Senate,and then the
factions were so split up that nil at
tempts to heal the wounds have proven
Senator Foraker has friends who wish
consular positions, and he docs not want
a First Assistant Secretary of State who
will stand between them and appointment,
as he believes Mr. Storer will do, should
he be named.
What place will be given to Mr. Storer is
not known, nor has there been any dis
position of his case. Secretary Sherman
has evidenced a desire to be friendly to
Mr. Storer, and so has the President, but
to appoint him they believe would lead to
a row with Senator Foraker, and that is
not desired at the present time. Therefore
a hitch has occurred and what will be
the Tate of the Cincinnati ex-Congressman
is a question which it may take some days
to dispose of.
Mr. Storer, however, has not been cast
down. He still, thinks lie will win the
fight, and be assigned to the State De
partment. About a year ago Mr. Storer
became a member of the Catholic church,
to which his wife belongs, and that has
materially dwarfed his chances for the
ambassadorship to Rome, In connection
with which place his name has frequently
been mentioned within the past few
days. Since the entrance into the diplomatic
field of ex-Senator Don Cameron of Penn
sylvania, who is strongly indorsed for the
ambassadorship to Berlin, the name of
Gen. Draper, or Massachusetts, is aiso
ciated with that of the post at Rome,
which leaves ex-Gov. William R. Merriam,
of Minnesota, the ministership to Austria,
which will be about where he will be
He Becomes the Hnsbaml of Miss
Mary Ityan.
The young Couple Were United Jn
Haltitnoru Unbeknown to
Their Friends.
The passengers who take the steamer
Samuel J. Pentz for River View this
summer, need not be surprised if they
find a pretty young girl occupying the
quarter-deck, popularly supposed to be the
stamping-ground of the captain of the ves
sel, for Capt. Harry S. Randall, who is in
command of the steamer, yesterday took
to himself as his life partner Miss Mary G.
Ryan, of 1920, Fifteenth street. While
the match could not properly be called an
elopement, it still partook or all the ro
mantic navor of a runaway match, and
the young people enjoyed all the novelty
of giving their friends a surprise with the
certainty of knowing they would be for
given and met with a hearty welcome when
they returned to this city.
Capt, Randall was put in commnndofthe
Samuel J. Pentz by his father, Capt.
Randall, sr., at the opening of the ex
cursion season last summer. He was de
servedly popular with all those who took
passage to River View, during the torrid
weather of the season, and no one looked
upon him with more favor than Miss Ryan.
She was a frequent passenger on the boat
and the attention paid her by Capt. Randall
led their many friends to believe that the
future held much in store for them both.
Miss Ryan was a winsome maid of nine
teen and pretty enough to standouta prom
inent figure among the pretty excursion
girls. The young couple finally became
engaged and decided to be married before
the season opened this year.
This met with the consent of Capt. Ran
dall, sr., and Mr. W. F. Ryan, of the
Treasury Department, who is Miss Ry
an's uncle and guardian.
The preliminaries were arranged and all
parties looked forward to a fine wedding
in April ext. The date was set for the
17th of next month, but Capt. Harry had
in his mind a quiet little wedding, at which
there should be no embarrassing lice or
old slippers, or trunks decorated with white
ribbon. He al6o had heard sundry stc-
rles regarding the romantic wedding of
his father and mother, and thinking that
they would not cast any stones at him if
he followed their example, he persuaded
his fiance to consent to an earlier marriage
in Baltimore.
Only two persons were let into the
secret. Miss Estelle Randall, the sitter,
and Mr. Clarence Redman, a friend or the
groom. The remainder of the families, and
all their friends were not given a hint
of what was about to take place. Early
yesterday morning the party met and took
a train lor Baltimore. It required but a
short while for Capt. Randall and Mr.
Redman to repair to the cathedral and
arrange with Father Thomas, chancellor
of the diocese and rector of the cathedral,
to perform the ceremony. From the
cathedral to the city hall was but a step,
and a marriage license was procured there.
Rejoining the ladies, the four went to the
cathedral and Father Thomas spoke the
words which ended the existence of Miss
Ryan and inaugurated that of Mrs. Harry
S. Randall. The bride wore a charming
traveling dress of cadet blue.
The newly-wedded couple took the train
for New York and left their best man
and bridesmaid to return to Washington
and inform their relatives. This was done
this afternoon. Capt. Randall, sr., had
only one regret regarding the marriage,
and that was that he was not allowed to
give them a wedding, which would show
his appreciation of his son and his bride.
When the latter return to Washington they
will reside at 1100 Virginia avenue south
west, with the parents of the groom,
until they can complete their arrangements
to go to housekeeping.
Bnnk President Attempts Snie.'de.
Ocala, Fla,., March 8. R. B. McConneU,
president of the derunct Merchants' Na
tional Bank of Ocala, attempted suicide
one day last week In Ocala, by taking
poison. The physicians, who were called
had great difficulty in saving Mr. Mc
Connell's life, and it is said that he is
Btill dangerotafy iU.
He Contributed About $100,000 to
That Inaugural Event.
The Pension Office Clerks to Re-"
turn to "Work Today Caterer
-Essner's Gift to Charities.
One or the interesting statements made
yesterday In reference to the'usc of the
Pension Orfice for the Inaugural ball is
that It cost the Government in1 the neiglt
borhood or SI 00,000. The payroll of the
Pension Office is about $33,000, and It
is estimated that In the loss of time inter
ruption of the work and new work made
necessary by the misplacing of papers
in Individual cases, although none have
ever been lost, will amount to about three
weeks' pay.
ltis understood that the Government will
not consent again to the use of the Pension
Office for the Inaugural ball and there
is already a bill prepared pioviding for
Lhe building for National Guards' head
quarters a structure, the hall In which
is to be -100x200, which are the outside
measurements of the Pension Office.
The expectation was that the Pension
Office would have been clear or all decora
tions yesterday morning, but up to -1 p. m.
there were 100 workmen engaged remov
ing the decorations and another 100 re
placing the file cases or the clerks. There
was an informal contract that the office
be turned over to the Commissioner of
Pensions yesterday, but the experience
of past inaugurations is that the contract
is not carried out nor Its terms exacted
A large proportion of the clerks were
at work yesterday arranging their papers
andthe opinion was, owing to the progress
already made, all of the clerks would be
in their accustomed places today. All
of the electric light, apparatus was re
moved promptly by the United States
Electric Light Company. The cut flowers
and other simlJnr decorations were nearly
all out of the building yesterday afternoon.
The caniageways are still up, but were
in process of demolition yesterday at the
north front of the building. The lumber
for these was rented by the contractors
and, or course, will not be sold. The 1 ()(),
000 yards of drapery put in by Cranu& Co.,
or Paterson, N. J., were being packed
yesterday ready for shipment to that town
for two approaching festivals.
The three great bells or domes, which
were so much admired as having formed
a new celling for the building were skill
fully executed pieces of work and net
less su In the manner in which they were
put in position. The dome part of the
structure was made on the floorand raised
by an ingenious system of pulleys at
tached to the rim of the dome, caught up
to the celling also by pulleys. These
domes were In the act of being taken
down yesterday, the parts below the rlrn
or the dome having been lcosenedand reach
ing to the rioor. One of the difficulties in
this work was the exactness of the meas
urements, square and spherical, and dis
tance rrom the floor.
Mr. Crane, the contractor, distributed
quite a number of flags, etc.. to people
who observed the work, as souvenirs of
the occasion. Flowers, pieces of smilax,
etc , were also in great demand as
souvenirs. All or the most valuable potted
plants had been removed by Mr. Small by
4 p. m , yesterday, at which time the
workmen were engaged stripping the
fountain of its floral and evergreen
treasures. The laHt of the structures in
side to be taken down was the golden
gate, which disappeared last night.
Mr. Carl G. Essner, the Philadelphia
caterer who furnished the banquet, re
membered the poor and the hospitals after
the supper. A great deal of the viands
was distributed to people at the Pension
Office. Two wagon loads were sent, one
to the Garfield Hospital, and the other to
the Little Sisters of the Poor. After all
these had been attended to, Mr. Essner
gave luncheon to the boys and girls who
were present through cariosity or the
grateful smell of the menu. It was a
jolly scene on Friday and Saturday, while
these benefactions were being made.
The Seizure of the Yacht Conqueror
Was Illegal.
Supremo Court Holds Thnt Yachts
Are Not Dutiable The Damages
Awarded Wore Excessive.
In disposing of the case of the yacht
Conqueror, the property of F. W. Vander
bilt or Xew York, the Supreme Court of
the United States yesterday announced,
through Mr. Justice Brown, its opinion
that yachts are not subject to duty under
the tariff law.
The yacht was purchased by Mr. Van
derbilt in England, and sailed to this
country, arriving at New York in 1890.
J.Sloat Fassett, then collector or the port,
was of the opinion that she was dutiable
and seized her upon the refusal of Mr.
Vanderbilt to pay the 6um demanded.
She was kept under control of the mar
shal until February, 1891, when the dis
trict court found that the vessel was not
dutiable, and that Mr. Vanderbilt was
entitled to recover about $20,000 from
the collector $15,000 of which was in
the nature of demurrage or damages in
the matter or loss of profits for the five
months the vessel was detained. The at
torney general had the case brought to
the Supreme Court of the United States
in order that it might be decided finally
whether or not a yacht was a dutiable
On all grounds advanced by the Govern
ment n& furnishing reasons for holding it
subject to" duty the Supreme Court of the
United States decided against the conten
tion and that the yacht could net be con
sidered subject to duty.
Upon the matter or damages, however,
Justice Brown said the proposition that
a vessel of the value of $75,000 could be
worth $15,000 to her owuer In the rail
winter months, when she would naturally
be idle, was putting such a strain on
credulity that it could not be borne.
The decree, if not a shock to theconscience,
at least suggested that the evidence upon
which it was based came from persons
very friendly to the owners. This court,
he said, did not consider itseltln the matter
of damages bound by the opinion of ex
perts. The testimony as to damages,
he said, should have been rejected. The
decree below must bcreversedahdthecaie
remanded to the district court for pro
ceedings not inconsistent with the opinion
A Large Schooner Overdue.
Portsmouth, N. H., March 8. Consider
able anxiety now exists for the safety of
the large four-masted schooner Marjorie,
which left Baltimore for this port February
10. The Marjorie is in command of Capt.
"Wilson, and carries a cargo of upwards of
2,000 tons of coal. She was sighted pass
ing Highland Light, February 24, and has
not since been reported.
A Bill Introduced
Its Adoption.
Although It Is Fathered by the
Ministry, There Ik Strong Op
position to Its Passage.
Japan is the next nation which will
furnish the battleground for a contest be
tween the advocates Of a gold and silver
standard. The leportr.pasubcen recently
printed that the Japanese gbvernment had
adopted the gold standard, but this proves
to be incorrect. OfHcial cable advices re
ceived rrom Toklo yesterday state that
the ministry lias formulated a bill ror the
adoption or the gold standard, and that
on the 2nd Instant this measure was in
troduced In the houscf .representatives
of the Diet. i r ,,
The introduction of tlie1 measure no more
foreshadows its successful passage by the
Diet than would be the' case in the Anicr-
ican Congress. The ;inlt ,of value pro
posed is one-half of the present gold one
yen piece and existing gold coins are
to be circulated at double their denomina
tional value. The dispatch, contains the
further Information that the silver one-yen
piece .will remain in circulation until
abolished by an imperial ordinance- It Is
not purposed to nrrect the subsidiary coins,'
which will continue to circulate. The
bill ulso purposeh that the free coinage of
silver shall cease from after October 1
of the present year if the measure he
comes a law.
It Is understood that this proposed fi
nancial legislation will create strong op
position in the Diet. More than a year
ago a commission was formed, consisting
of a number of gentlemen prominentia the
official, financial and mercantile world, to
report on the advisability of changing the
standard or value. The only effect of the
conferences was to emphasize the widely
divergent views entertained by the several
members and the commission adjourned
without reaching a definite conclusion.
Some of the members strongly urged the
continued free coinage of silver at 10 to 1,
some recommended a ratio of 32 to 1,
while others stoutly affirmed their heller
in thu si.igle geld standard.
It Is predicted that the contest in the
Diet will not only be a spirited one, but
grave doubts are expressed as to the pos
sible success of the measure.
Board of Trade .Directors Want
New inauguration Daw
A Resolution Passed Naming April
ill) as the Most Desirable Time.
Hill in the Senate.
The board or directors at the Wash
ington hoard of trade,, met at the Ames
building yesterday afternoon. President
S. W. Woodward presided and Mr. J. II.
Wight acted as secretary. The members
present were B. II. Warner, F. L. Moore,
A. P. Fardon, Archibald Greenlies, Frank
Hume, and by special invitation, Mr.
B. T. Janney, chairman or the committee
oh charities.. Letter's oN,regret at their
Inability to be present., were,, read from
Thomas W. Smith, T,. W, Lambert and
George H. Harries.
Mr. John W. Douglass was elected a
member of the board.E Mr.--Douglass Is
an ex-Commissioner of. the District and a
very prominent mcmho.rj.of the local bar
The resignations ofMr. T. B. Towner and
son were read and accepted, t
The directors decidedxo hold the regular
meeting of the board of trade on Friday,
March 26. This meeting will be under
the auspices of the committee on charity,
and the subject for discussion will be "The
Housing of the Laboring.Pcor in this City."
The following resolution, introduced by
Mr. B. II. Warner, Avasjead: i
"A recognition by the Board of Trade
of the N'atlonal Capital, that in view of
the general uncertainty of the weather in
March, the time appointed for inauguration
day, and the expenses frequently incident
to attendance upon that occasion, and the
widely expressed preference of a large
number of people that such ceremonies be
deferred until a later date, when the prob
abilities are strong for pleasant weather.
"Therefore, be it resolved, That the
board of directors recommend to the gen
eral board of trade the desirability of
changing the inauguration day to some
more suitable time, and suggest April 30
as the date."
The resolution was discussed at length
and adopted unanimously. Such a reso
lution was adopted by the Senate in
1885, but was afterward pigeonholed
and it is to he the endeavor of the di
rectors to revive this bill and have It be
come a law. The resolution will be re
ferred to the general board at its meeting
uii the 26th inst.
A lengthy comninnicati on from the Jioard
of Trade of Richmond, asking about the
telephone rates and the laws governing
the companies in the District, was read,
and the secretary directed to answer to
the be6t of his ability.
The regular meeting of the board of
directors is generally upon the first Thurs
day in each month, but as that date fell
upon inauguration day, this meeting was
deferred until yesterday.
Will Continue ItH Headquarters in
The executive committee of the national
Republican committee held a meeting yes
terday afternoon In the Glover building.
Those present were Mark Uanna of Ohio,
chairman; William McKinley Osborne of
Massachusetts, secretary; Joseph H. Man
ley of Maine, W. T. Durhin of Indiana and
C. G. Dawes of Illinois.
It was decided to continue the head
quarters in this city, and a large corps of
clerks will be employed to give the com
mittee greater producing powers In send
ing Republican literature throughout the
country. There not being a full member
ship present it was agreed to hold an
other meeting in a few days.
The report of the secretary was read,
showing the work done during the late
campaign. This was the first meeting of
the committee since the election.
Mr. Bliss, of New York,' the present
Secretary of the Interior, tendered his
resignation as treasurer' and W. L.
Cannon, of New York, was electect to fill
the vacancy.
Suicide of a Young Woman.
Reading, Pa., March, 8.yMtss Isabella
Fulton, of Decatur, 111.,, about twenty
eight years of agd threw" Herself In front
of a Pennsylvania Railroad freight engine
in the western part of the city this morn
ing and was cut to pieces. She came here
a week ago on a visit to her sister, onuof
the faculty of the girls' high school. No
cause is assigned for the act, except
that she had been suffering from ner
vous troubles.
How the Great Pugilists Are Do
ing Their Work.
Corbett Was in a Bud Humor and
Knoelie'dthe Stop-Valve Off thu
Pnnchlngi-Bag "Wag Registered
nt Reno 'as John T. Sullivan.
Crowds at' Hotel to See Him.
Carson, New, March 8. This was a dis
mal day in Carson within and without.
Corbett and Fitzslmmons went through
their regulation stormy-day program with
more or less grumbling, and nothing trans
pired to create much excitement.
FltzsimmoiiB waded through the slufch
for an hour or two before noon with a
gun over his shoulder, but found nothing
to shoot at. He rested for tome time
after a hearty dinner, and did not ap
pear anxious to work. His wife and
baby arrived this evening and Bo- was
restless all day in anticipation or the
happy meeting. Roe I ler, Dickey andStenz
ler had an easy time or it this after
noon. None or them stopped many blows
and the taps they did receive were light
and playfully landed.
'lhe man before litem was a father
Joyously awaiting the arrival of his family
and he did not seem to have the heart
to punish anybody.
Half an hour herore the Eastern train
was due Fitzsimmcns put on his leggins
and set out for Carson, paced by his great
Dane, Yarrum. Mrs. Fitzslinmons was
greeted with a hearty smack as she came
down the steps, and the baby received a
rond coddling. Bob then trotted home be
hind the carriage containing his wife and
child and Martin Julian.
Corbett was not so j.aciflc. He lest a
close gome of handball In the morning, and
it seemed to nettle him. He started out
for his afternoon's work like n hired man
who had not been paid his wages Tor six
mouths. The punching bag did not hang
to suit him and he thumped it so hardthat
the valve-stop flew off und into the gutter
and the rope .snapped. None or those who
were present at this display of irritation
went away with any doubt in their minds
as to Jim's hitting ability.
When the ball rebounded awkwardly he
would hook it with his lett three or Tour
times in rapid succession at terrific speed,
and if Fitzslmmons ever catches one-of
such blows he may as well cancel his
theatrical engagements. After the ball
collapsed Jim essayed to wipe out the
defeat of the morulntr at handball. He
KioriPilcd r.tiiu flrnn in mnt-im ir thror-
straight on Al Hampton. This put him
in better humor and McVey's head did
not bump the wall with so much violence
during the wrestling bout, which was
next on the program. Jeffries, Woods and
Joe Corbett contributed four rounds or
amusement for the champion, but they
were not so hard pressed as usual. Jim
invited attack and stood on the defensive
most of the time, lie danced, side-btepped,
ducked and dodged, all the while beg
ging his trainers to Tollow him up and
land If they could. They kept after him
but never scored a blow.
A wag registered John L. Sullivan at
a Reno hotel this morning. The word
was passed along and a great crowd
soon packed the hotel office. A Texas
friend of Dau Stuart's, Kellar by name,
who is said to resemble John L. in ap
pearance, was singled out from the knot
of strangers who had arrived on the
mornlug train, and photographed in a
dozen attitudes before the mistake was
discovered. In Cnrsou it was rumored
that John was coming down and the entire
population hurried to the depot only to
be disappointed Tor the third time within
a week.
A raw wind has been blowing from the
west all day bringing occasional flurries
ofsnow. The mercury hangs aroundfreez
ing point and the forecaster is at sea.
Large Numbers n Baseball Players
Attended It.
Baltimore, March's. David L. Foutz, the
famous baseball pitcher, baseman and
manager, who died inst Friday , was buried
today. The officiating clergy were Rev.
Joseph S. Whittington and Rev. F. G.
Porter of Wavcrly M. E. Church. The pall
bearers were members of the Baltimore
Lodge of Elks.
A delegation of Elks from Brooklyn, of
which lodge Mr. Foutz was a member, was
present. The Brooklyn baseball club was
represented by President Byrne and some
of the players. A number of ballplayers
from other sections were also present, in
cluding most of the Baltimore team.
Dave Foutz's funeral will take place
from his mother's home in Baltimore this
The members of the Philadelphia club
will report to Manager Stallings in Phila
delphia today.
A new shuffle of the cards may land
Catcher Tat McCauley either in Detroit
or Minneapolis.
"Scrappy" Joyce says he has catchers
a-plenty. "Scrappy'' is a Pickwickian of
the thirty-third degree.
Carney Flynn, who was received from
New York in the Joyce deal, has been
released to the Aichmond club.
Ex-Senator Varney -Anderson has suc
ceeded in organizing his Rockford (111.)
club as n 2,S00 stock company.
Charley Boyer, or Hagerstown, who will
Obtains Coffee Direet From the
The British government formerly brought
the cofree intended for the army direct
rrom the coffee plantations in Java, and
the term "Old Gov't Java" is familiar to
Mr. P. M. Hanney, now manager of the
grocery department of the great house of
Slegel, Cooper & Co.. Chicago, was located
in Java for about nine years, purchasing
corree for Her Majesty's troops, and his
ability to judge of the quality and flavor
of coffee will hardly be questioned.
Experts of Tea, Coffee, Tobacco and
Whisky are not always free users of the
article they judge so keenly or. Indeed, the
reverse is frequently true.
In Mr. nanney's family, Postum, the
health coffee made by the Postum Cereal
Co., Lim., of Battle Creek, Mich., is used
in place ot coffee; the immediate cause
being that the.wife bad trouble in digest
ing coffee, and .Mr. H , knowing that
the grain beverage which looks so much
like coffee and which fits the coffee drink
er's taste, was a pure and nourishing drink,
introduced It to his own family, with the
Tesult that the old ailments which were di
rectly attributable to coffee drinking, have
materially disappeared.
Proper adjustment of food and drink
means good bodies, clear minds and the
ability to push to the front and make a
success of life, while those who insist upon
using such dietary articles as they know
check digestion and Impair the health, will
lag in the race for prosperity. The law of
the survival of the fittestis plainly marked.
"Jnst as good" as Postum Cereal are
words used to defraud the public.
manage the Charleston, 8. C, club of the
Southeastern League, was in the city yes
terday. Jerry Denny, the one-time famous third
baseman or the League, will manage the
"Derby Club, of the Connecticut League,
the corning season.
Tommy Corcoran was disposed of by
Brooklyn because he was "sulky." It
seems that Cincinnati is finding him in
the same frame of mind.
The Norfolk, club, of the Atlantic. League,
will open the preliminary season with the
Senators at National Park ou All Fools'
Day, and will play April 2 and 3.
Thu regulars or the United States Army
-post at Presidio, San Francisco, are con
ceded to have the best ball club among
the guardians or Uncle Sam's peace.
In 1888 President Von der Ahe, of the
St. Louis club, sold Foutz, Cnruthers and
Bushong to Brooklyn for $15,000. It was
the baseball sensation of the period.
IT all the Ohio orticcseekers rollowsuir
and attend the games at National Park
when PresidenfMcKlnley honors the oc
casion, Mr. Wagner will have to provide
extra seating room.
ir the weather continues Talr this after
noon Coach Brown and Coach Kelly will
have their fledglings at Catholic University
and Georgetown, respectively, at work on
the open field.
Manager Schmelz is in receipt of letters
from Johnny O'Brien and George Wrigley,
in which they say they will reach Wash
ington on the 15th instant. Mercer will
probably arrive the latter part of this
John Heydler will probably umpire the
preliminary games at National Park be
tween the Senatorsandclubsfrom Syracuse,
Toronto, and Viiginin. Will Betts will"
aHo See service In the college games at
Georgetown Field.
ltis reported that the Brooklyn club Is
trying to trade Tom McCarthy and Tom
Daly to St. Louis for Catcher McFarland.
It would appear that St. Louis has more
need for the backstop than for tlie two
"has been" Toms.
Now that the inauguration has passed,
a big percentage of Wasl.ingtonlans are
eagerly awaiting the opining cT the base
ball scafO'i. The Corbett-Fitzsiiiimons
right will be a Mnall, tlorgh welcome,
oasis in the interim.
The statement is made that Jack Boyle
will captain the Phillies the coming sea
son, but Manager Stallings , who should
know better than anyone else, has said
that Billy Nash will guide the destinies
or the Quakers on the field.
After trying that free sample or Quaker
Oats which is being given to every house
keeper in the city, one is not surprised to
know that Quaker Oats is the most
popular breakfast cereal in the worl.l.
We are glad to inform our readers that
Quaker Oats can be bought at any grocery
The Item going the rounds that Bert
Meyers has 6lgneda Milwaukee contract is
without foundation. Bert said Saturday
that lie had not put his name to the papers
offered him, nor would he until his term
had been accepted. It is understood that
Milwaukee has ofrered him $1,200, but
Bert says $300 more will have to be added
berore he willagrec to become a "Brewer."
Big Bill Clarke, Baltimore's premier
catcher, has been clerking in a clothing
store all winter. It goes without saying
that ir Bill used that boiler factory voice
or his on a customer the latter was scared
into making a purchase or else ran out
of the building in sheer fright. Clarke is
now coaching the Mercer College team.
In a letter to a friend, Barrator John
WaTd puts the following construction on
the new rule, which prohibits a captain
fioin leaving his position to aigue with the
umpire: "I think you will find that the
rule ptohlbiting a field captain leaving
his position to talk to an umpire will result
in the captains walking In to have a talk
with the pitcher or catcher, according to
which is nearest the umpire, and ifce cap
tain's remarks to the player wiU have
direct reference to the lart decision by
the umpire. The address to the umpires
states that all trouble arises from the
failure of the umpires to enforce the rules,
but it strikes me that the League's failure
to sustain umpires who have dared to en
force the rules is the real trouttle."
When Manager Jake Wells, of Richmond,
was In the city last week attending tlie
inauguration, he met Tom Brown, and,
of course, baseball was the topic. The
conversation turned on Wrigley, and Tom
told the Virginia magnate about the sen
sational game "the youngster played at
short one day for the Senators last season
when he was unexpectedly called to the
rield to take DcMontrevillc's place, who
had been put out of the game by Umpire
nurst. "Nothing strange about that,"
said Wells, "he plays that way all the
time. I watched him a whole season and
he was continually making hair-raising
plays. Don't think his work that day
an accident, by any means, ne can keep
it up right straight along and the more
you work him the better he gets. Wash
ington has a prize in that lioy, as the
future will prove."
The death of Dave Foutz reminds the
fans or the Tnmous St. Louis Browns, the
Tour-time winners or the American Asso
ciation pennant and twice of the world's
championship. Only five of the players
who were members of the team during
that eventful period are yet actively en
gaged inthe game. These are Jack Boyle,
catcher of the ritlladelphias; "Silver" King,
of the Senators; Latham, of Columbus;
"Shorty" Fuller, of the Springfield, Mass.,
Club, and John ("Cub") Strieker, who
played with Springfield last season but
was released, and whose services are now
on the market. Commlsky, who was the
leader of the great organization, has laid
aside his uniform and now poses as the
magnate and manager of the St. Paul
Club. Caruthers ekes out a meager living
as an umpire in the Western League;
Bushong is a dentist in Brooklyn; Tip
O'Nell lives in Canada; Nat Hudson keeps
a hardware store in Chicago; "Brudder
Bill" Gleasonnnd Tom Dolan are members
of the St. Louis fire department; George
McGlnnfss is a journeyman glnssblower
inthe same city: Big Jack Milllganis wob
bling around as a manager of country
cIubs.and"Yank" Robinson, "Curt" Welch,
"Home Run" Dufrie, and Foutz, are num
bered with the silent majority. Indeed,
time has wrought its changes with the
"Browns!' '
Fitz spent Sunday in the Nevada peni
tentiary as a guest. Under the present
laws in the Sage Brush State 1 1 will be
a long time berore a pugilist will wear
stripes as a result of the practice of his
Pat Raedy is training hard for his com
ing contest with Tommy Ryan at Rochester,
which is billed for St. Patrick's day.
Raedy and his party will go to the Flower
City a couple of days in advance of the
date for the fight.
Sporting men in general are smiling at
John L. Sullivan's statement that he will
challenge the winner of the Corbctt-FItz-simnions
fight. The great old war-horse
Is too warmly admired for any one to
poke fun at him, and he is universally
allowed the privilege of sniffing the battle
and pawing up as much ground as he
The benefit tendered to Jack McAulirre,
the retired lightweight champion of the
world, at the Star Theater, in New York,
Sunday night, attracted a large crowd
of well-known sporting men and was a
financial success. John L Sulllx an called
The Time
Will Gome
When Derelicts Must Pay the
Penalty for Neg'ectiug
a Plain Duly.
Every year thousands die rrom careless
ness; thousands more die from ignorance
Men and women presume upoa good consti
tuuous, iluueriiig themselves that they
nave nothing to fear. Thev do not compre
hend the importance of apparently trivial
symptoms, which are warnings or failing:
Sm I ,I:iny nien suffer from nervous de-piiltyr-Impaired
memory, low spirits, and
the various derangements of mind and body
.J:o Pernicious habits contracted in
youth, or to later excesses, resulting in.
wrecked constitutions and not infrequently
m sorteniiig or tne bran, ri.-k-psy. paraly
sis, and even insanity. Ta reach and reclaim
these unrortunate3 is one of Dr. Young's
aims, and he has been trie means of restor
ing htiudreds or them to health, manhood,
and vigor.
Is every day adding to his s irprisingrecord
In curing disorders of the bruin and nervous
system, diseases or the skin and blood, con
sumption, catarrh, asthma, rheumatism,
dyspepsia, and all auctions or the heart,
bowels, rectum, kidneys, bladder. andother
The highest tee charged, whether yoa
nave one or more diseases, is
85.00 A &10&ITH
This includes all medicines.
Corner I2lii and F Streets,
OFFICE HOURS -Dally, 10 to 5; Mon
day and T.iursUav evenings, 7 to b; Sun
day, 10 to 12.
McAulirre and Kid Lavigne to the rronc
orthe rootlightsand, making aneat speech,
declared Lavigne the lightweight cham
pion or the world.
Although Joe Batemau, formerly of
this city, hit "Kid" Dougherty, or Brook
lyn, very hard in their eight-round cou
test herore the Clarendon A. C. in New
York Saturday night, the Brooklyn lad
got the decision on points. The New
York papers speak well or Eateman's
showing against his opponent, who was
several pounds heavier. Batcman. weighed
105 pounds.
Last night at the Star Theater "Jack'
McAuliffe surrendered to George Lavigne
the belt that he won when he captured the
lightweight championship. There ie no
question that Lavigneisjn pointof ability
the lightweight champion or the Avorld.und
he is therefore entitled to the belt. It Is
questionable! fany otherlightwelght would
claim priority -iver the "Kid." .iKhough
several wiU, no doubt, be anxious to nattle
ror th tr.iphy. It was a gracerul act on
the part or McAulirre to relinquish a
trophy that he Telt he could no longer suc
cessfully defend. In view orthe difficulty
of lightweights boxing to a finish, it is
probable that Lavigne would be wliHug
to stake the belt on the outcome of a
twenty-round bout. New York Evening
Entries at New Orleans.
New Orleaii.1, March S. The following
are the entries here tomorow:
First race Seven furlongs; selling. Paal
ina A., S3; Styx, 95; Annie Teuton, Ollean,
94 each; Venceder, Martin K., 05 each;
Lady Britannic, 96; Baal Gad, Tagliona.
101 each; Half Mine, 104; Old Dominion.
Second race One and one-sixteeatt
miles; selling. Delavan, 96; Moralist, u7j
Earth, 99; Seelback, 101; Senator I'esrace,
103; Elkin, Elyria, 104 each.
Third race One and one-eighth raHesj
Highweight, handicap. Proverb, 125; lu
commodo, 110; Granada, 132; Brakemun,
140; Sir Joun, 141.
Fourth race One mile. Selling. Laura
Davis, 93; Favorineand Trixie, 97 each;
Martin. 9S; Bustup. Stanza. Henry Owsley.
Renaud and Montell,99 each; Pete Kitchen,
103: PitraU. 106.
Firth race -Six furlongs. Selling. Flora
Ballard and Miss Stnrgis, 106 each: Sligo.
by Mr. Pickwick, Tomraie Rutter. Summer
Ccoa and Rosslyn. 10S each; Dr. France and
Little Mat, 111 each.
Sixth race Six: furlongs. Selling. Sis
ter lone, 9 3: Little Tom. 9r.;Albert5.. 102;
Hiberuia Queen, 103: The Sculptor. Joe
Murphy and Eardenburg, 105 each; Miss
Rowett, 106: Leonard B.. Jake Zimraer..
man and Rouble, 10S each.
Odd Items Frorn Anywhere.
When a man is in love he can be brutal,
but he can never be selfish.
A sunflower in a Eeason will produce
12,000 seeds, while a poppy bears 32,000.
Doctors are of the opinion that the left
leg Is usually stronger than the right.
Gas is dearer in Paris than in any other
capital in Europe, Madrid excepted.
The Archbishop of Canterbury is patron
or 191 livings; the Prince or Wales of 21.
Seven hundred thousand barrels of Ameri
can apples are sent to England yearly.
Four-fifths of the world's supply of
cloves comes from Zanzibar aad Peraba,
The consumption of soap in India only
reaches the modest amotiHt of one OHnoe
per head annually.
More than 2,000 people mysteriously dis
appear from London every year, and are
never heard of again.
A St. Paul Judge has awarded a citizen
$5 damages because a motorman refused to
stop a car for him.
The average mortality among British
troops in India is 16 per 1,000, while in
England it is only 7 1-2 per 1,000.
The oyster is one or the strongest
creatures on earth. The force required to
open an oyster is more thau 900 times its
Sacrifice Sale
ot the entire 31. .. Tap pan Stor.tc
ALADDIH LAMPS ws03ra $1.00
LAMP OIL rovml25c- 10c
Hun reds of other Bargains.
1013 Pennsylvania Avenue.

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