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Beset ly Statesmen Eager for
Good Committee Assignments.
Claim That Their Political Orjpini
zntion Is Now of National Mag
nitude A Spirited Contest for
I.endershiiiof the Minority Three
Candidates in the Field.
Speaker Reed is not "Mting the Capitol
these days, but is spending liis time mottly
at the Shoreham Hotel, -where lie resides
und receives visits from statesmen -who
are eager for satisfactory assignments to
committee places in the new House, which
ineets next Monday.
A great many more or Ies puzzling prob
lems are presented to liis attention and
yesterday one of the most interesting was
offered by Representative John C. Hell, of
Colorado, the Populist leader in the House,
-who is also distinguished as the man who
received the largest majority ever given a
candidate for Congress from any distiict
In the United Slates.
Representuthe lieil, on behalf of the
Populist membership or the new House,
asked additional recognition for that
party in committee ii.eml-ershlp, and al&o
in the division or time between the tides
in the new Congress. He particularly
asked for the Populist membership one
or the places on the Committee on Ways
and Means. He invited the attention of
the Speaker to the Tact that there would
be twenty-one straight Populists in the
new House, not to mention five or six
fusion members who were "nominated
and elected by us," said Mr. Hell, "and
whom we fully expect will join with us
in the new House." Tne Populibt meiii
lership, according to Mr. Bell's state
ment, is divided as follows.
-A.lRl.amu, 1; California, 2; Colorado, 1;
Kansas, 5; Nebraska, 3; Idaho, 2; South
Dakota, 2; North Carolina, 0, and Okla
homa, 1. In his statement to the Speaker
Mr. Bell called attention to the Tact
that the Populist party was a political
organization of national magnitude. It
has the largest third party representation
kuown n the House in forty years, seven
United States Senators, and had com
plete control of several States of the
Union. As a party it polled n vote equal
to about one-seventh of the total vote
of the United States, and alwut one-half
of the total vote of the Democratic party.
Therefore, he urged its recognition as a
grown party, lenresenting eight millions
of the American people.
Mi. Bell was tl e i on.inee o.r the Tepulist
caucus for Speaker of the Fifty-fourth
Congress, and will picsuaiably be renomi
nated for that distlnclhn at the Popi.ust
caucus next Saturday. It is said that he
is alto likely to be the choice of Ms col
leagues for membeiship on the "Way's and
"Means Committee, if Speaker Reed deter
mines to recognize the party in that
manner. Mi. Hell left with the Speaker
yesterda a lOMtial statement of the de
sires of the Pcpubst membership.
Many of the Democratic leaders in the
House are hopeful that the Populist and
silver Republicans will not caucus sepa
rately, but all go in together in the Demo
cratic caucus. Tlds, however, seems at
present an improbable result Ncaily all
or the so called fusii.nists " ill participate
in Saturday's Democratic caucus, but the
Populist Jml Fiee Silver membership is
likely to hold separate caucuses and vote
for their own candidates for Speaker, al
though they may adopt the Democratic
Mate for minor House officers.
There are, asstnted by Mr Bell, twenty
one Populists in tlie Houee. There are
four members of the new House who may
be said to form the Silver party. Thej-e
are Hartman of Montaua, Jones of "Wash
ington, Xewlands of Nevada, and Sliafroth
of Colorado. If these gentlemen make
& separate nomination for Speaker the
candidate will be Hartman, of Montana -Mr.
Hartman, himself, has not yet de
termined whether he will participate in
the Democratic caucus or favor a separate
one. He said to The Times yesterday;
'I know one tiling, and that is that I
shall not vote for Speaker Reed, altiicugn
he has been personally very considerate to
me. 1 think such a course on my )art
would not be in keeping with my con
victions and the attitude of tne people
of the West."
All indications point to a very spirited
contest before Saturday's Democratic
caucus for the Speakership- The three
leading candidates, Richardson and Mc
Millin, of Tennessee, and Bailey, of Texas,
are all actively at work among old and
new members doing all the proselytizing
possible. Each gentleman is conducting his
campaign modestly, but they fully ap
preciate the decided importance of winning
the nomination. It carries with it the
minority leadership and the ranking place
In minority membership of the Committee
on Ways and Means, and the Committee
on Rules. More than this the successful
man will be a formidable candidate for
Speaker in the first Democratic House, and
as most of the Democratic members are
serenely confident that the House in the
Fifty-sixth Congress will be Democratic,
the renomination Is not the empty thing
that may be supposed by many.
It Is an interesting fact that It now
falls to the lot of the House to choose a
Democratic leader for the fourth time
In a quarter of a century. Samuel J.
Randall, as Member and Speaker, was the
conceded Democratic leader from 1876
to 1S83; John G. Carlisle from 1883 to
his retirement to enter tl.e Senate, and
Charles F. Crisp from the retirement of
Carlisle to his own death last fall. -
There aie for the first time no Northern
candidates for Democratic leadership.
The cyclone of 189-1 practically swept the
Korthern Democratic party out of Con
gress, as only thirteen Democrats were
elected to the House from all that part
or the United States north or the Mason
and Dixon line, and west of MisFouri
and Texas. In the new House, however,
there will he nearly fifty Democratic Rep
resentatives from this region, and while
It presents no candidate for Speaker, i
these men are niu-jy to prove to nave me
deciding vote in the matter of selecting
a Democratic leader
The three rival candidates have all been
long prominent in tu"e House. McMillin
and Richardson arc Congressional vet
erans, and Congiessman Eailcy, although
notyetthirty-rouryears old, is now serv
ing his fourth term in Congress. The two
Tennesseeans are among the members of
longest service in the House. Benton Mc
Millin lias repicsentcd the same district
for twenty years, and Mr Richardson's
experience is only a few years less in
duration. McMillin is now the ranking
Democratic member on loth Ways ana
Means and Rules. He is the onlv man still
a meinherof Congress who wasa candidate
for Speaker in the contest of 1891. Mills
Is now in the Senate, Judge Crisp and Col.
Hatch have passed away, and Springer of
Illinois is sitting as a judge in the far-off
Indian Territory.
Mr. McMillin made a splendid lecord in
that race. Nineteen members o'f the House
siood by him from beginning to end, and
there were a number of times when it
appeared altogether probable that their
fidelity would result in his succtts. Fi
nally, however, he jielded to the piemiro
of the Jricnds of Mr. Mills, and withdrew
his name in favor of that gentleman. Mr.
McMillin is one of the hardest workers and
readiest debaters in the House, and has
always been looked upon as one of the most
formidable Democrats on the lloor. In
addition to his work in Congress, he is
actively identified with Democratic man
agement, being a piominent officer of the
National Association of Democratic Clubs.
For the last twelve years he has prepared
the Democratic text-book in each national
and Congressional campaign.
James -D. Richardson, of Tennessee, is
a few years the senior of his colleague,
and also a little taller. Ho is well known
as an able parliamentarian and has been
a conspicuous figure in the House almost
from his first entiy into it. His committee
assignments have not been such as to give
him the same degree of leadership on the
floor as has fallen to Mr. McMillin, but as
leading member of the Committee on Print
ing and a prominent member of the Com
mittee on District of Columbia he lias
done much valuable work. He was elect
ed Speaker pro tern of the Fifty -third Con
gress and proved a remarkably effieient
presiding officer. For his excellent work
in the ciiair during the debate on the Wil
son tarirr bill he received the thanks of
the House on a motion offered by the ir
reconcilable Walker of Massachusetts.
When Judge Crisp was nominated to the
Senate by Gov. Atkinson, of Georgia, it
was generally believed that in the event
or his acceptance Mr. Richardson would
have succeeded him as Speaker or the
House. Mr. Richardson wns in the chair
during most of the time of the session of
the Democratic national convention atChl
cago wnicli nominated Mr. Jlrynn. In ad
dition to being well versed In all Congres
sional work -Mr. Richardson has, during
the last few years, devoted himself to a
thorough and valuable compilation of the
messages of the Presidents, which are now
being published by government authority.
Joseph W. Bailey oT Texas Is one of
the finest speakers in Congress, aud lias
developed rapidly during his membership
or the House. He started out in his lirst
Congress as an obstructionist, but soon
changed. his course, 'and has now long
been regarded as one of the best parlia
mentarians and constitutional lawyers in
Hint body. Mr. Bailey has both vigor
and ability, and has attracted a great
deal or support to himseir rrom Southern
members. He has several times demon
strated the possession or great influence
in the House, notably when he led and
won the fighfc.to keep Gen. Catchlugs ofr
the Committee on Rules, on the ground
that he did not represent the majority
of the Democratic membership. Theio Is
no doubt that Bailey will grow In pro
portions as the recognized Democratic
A very nice companion contest is now in
progress. It fs the struggle berore the
Democratic caucus for the places which
are assigned to the minority in the House.
Henry H. Moler, of Illinois, is out arter
the scalp lock or Col. Isaac R.. Hill, the
big Injun Democratic leader of Licking
county, Ohio. But the veteran Hill has
always been able to hold his own, nnd
it is more than probable that he will be
able to stay in the place he has filled
so acceptably for so many years. Col.
Hill is the only man who has ever properly
perrormed the 'duties of a party whip.
He has always been immensely serviceable
to the Democratic membeiship in petting
quorums In attendance and keeping them
In the House, although this work of his
is less important now than it was under
the old lules, when the presence of a quo
rum was more imperative than now.
James English, of California, and Tom
Coakley, of New Yoik, will undoubtedly
remain as special Democratic employes.
The Inniisurnl Corporation Will
Soon He Dissolved.
The executive committee of the inaugural
will meet tomorrow night and It is ex
pected that by the end of the week the
inaugural corporation will be dissolved,
all of its business having been complet
ed. The work at headquarters yesterday
consisted altogether in the iecelpt aud
auditing of bills and vouchers.
Chairman Bell had an exceedingly busy
day with these matters or finance. He
said last night that the estimate of The
Times of a surplus of $10,000 was ap
proximately correct, although it will take
the orficlal count to give the "profits"
accurately. This will be obtainable to
morrow night, when at the present rate
or work all or the claims ought to be in
and passed upon. At this meeting also
there will be a disposition or the surplus,
two propositions being already submitted,
one that it be devoted to charitable pur
poses and the other that it be made the
nucleus of a fund for a great building in
which ruture Inaugural balls may be held.
The same purpose is proposed to be at
tained by another proposition that the
Government shall build a National Guard
armory, the main hall or which shall have
an area at least equal to the rioor srace
or the Pension building.
The checks for the full amount of their
subscriptions will be sent to subscribers
to the guarantee fund on Friday next.
Witli the exception of this latter pleasant
duty, there remains very little for the
Inaugural authorities to do, except to see
that the street stands are removed and to
felicitate themselves on the general result.
An Attempt toillo Mnde to Ship -u
Cargo of Arms.
Charleston, S. C, March 9. The "al
leged" filibustering steamer Bermuda is
supposed to be somewhere off Charleston,
and it Is understood that an attempt will
he made tonight, or perhaps tomorrow
night, to put on hoard a cargo of arms,
ammunition and provisions, in this city
in lighters. A lighter load was expected
to be carried out early tonight, but the
presence of the mouitors Amphitrite aud
Terror, just off the bar, using their
searchlights is supposed to have caused a
Two men claim to have seen the
Bermuda, early In the morning and an
other reports the presence In the city
or Capt. Murphy, rormerly of the Three
The RusBinn Government Deter
mined to Maintain Its Position.
St. Petersburg, Marcli 9. A firm .re
solve is manifested in government quar
ters to adhere fixedly to the policy of
coercion toward Greece, should the Greek
policy necessitate such a course."
Tried to Kill His Rival.
At a "parlor social," held at No. 1108
Seventh street' southeast, last night, Al-
bert Mickle and James -Williams became
involved in a dispute as to which stood
higher in the favor of Estclla Slnims, the
belle of the evening, and Williams drew
a pistol and fired one shot at his rival.
The bullet flew wide of the mark. Williams
was locked up.
A Great Strike Declared Off.
Leadville, Colo., March 9. The great
strike of the metallic mine workers of
this camp, which has been in progress
Blnce June 19 last, was called oK at 11
p. in. unconditionally by the miners' union.
Discussed the Cuban Rebellion.
New Xork, Mai eh 9. At the monthly
dinner of the Republican Club, which was
held tonight, the Cuban rebellion was made
the subject of discussion. Ellis II. Rob
erts presided.
She Reached New York Yester
day Bound for Washington.
The Widow of the Man Alleged to
Hnvo Ueen Murdered- in Prison
Relates ner Experience She
Speaks in Highest Praise of Con
sul General Lee.
New 1'ork, March 9. Mrs. Ricardo Rui:,
widow of the man alleged to have been
murdeied recently in the dungeon of the
Guanabaeoajail by hirelings or the Spanish
colonel, Fondeviela, arrived here this
morningon the Ward Ltaesteamship Seneca
from Havana. She was accompanied by
her five children; Mercedes, aged thirteen;
Evangeline, eleven years; Ricardo, nine
5 ears; Reno, seven years; and.Clorin, three
years old. After her ur rival at the dock
the bereaved family weie '"driven in a
carriage to .the United States Hotel, where
the -breakfasted. Later, they went to
13-1 West. Ninety-eighth street, 'where Mrs.
Ruiz Willi remain until she goes to Washing
ton to lay before the Department of State
her claims as the wire of a murdered
American citizen against the government
of .-Spain.
While-the Seneca lay In Havana harbor
Mrs.Jiuiz and her five children were sent
out to the vessel in an ordinary fi eight
lighter. When they boarded the ship, she
thought that her troubles 'hud partly
ceased. It was not so, however. From
the moment that her Identity was made
known, the other passengers on the vessel,
mostly Cubans,, who knew the curse or
Spanish suspicion, shunned her. Only one
man 6ought Mrs. Ruiz and tried to make
her reel tliutsho was again among rriends.
That was Dr. Towle, of Concord, N. II., aud
he did everything in his power to cheer the
sorrow-laden woman.
Mrs. Rute this morning looked ten years
older than her thirty-five years. Her face
was deep seamed with cares, white and
pinched and her nerve-wrecking ex
perience in Cuba has Iert her in a highly
excitable and nervous state. The widow
and the elder children were dressed In
deep mourning. Mrs. Ruiz said:
".My husband was roully murdered, and
God knows whut would have been our
futc ir it had not been Tor the heroic con
duct or Consul General Lee. We owe our
very existence to him. Within a few
days I shall go to Washington and sub
mit to the State Department my claims
ngninst the Spanish government.
"The pi oofs or my husband's murder
by the prison authorities; under Fonde
viela. in Guannbacoa, are incontestable
I do not know, or course, exactly what my
ruture movements will be, but my first
errorts will be in the direction of enlighten
ing the United States Go eminent regard
ing the cruelties practiced on American
citi7cns by the Spaniards in Cuba. We
were not allowed to take away rrom the
island some or the strongest proors against
the authorities thereof my husband's mur
der This is due to the efforts of Col.
Fondeviela and the Spanish orficials in
Havana. I wish to express publicly my
gratitude and admiration to and for Con
sul General Lee. .My own father could
not have been kinder or more sympathetic
thnn he has been."
Dr. Towle, who spent some time in
Mexico and Cuba, stated this morning
that wholesale executions were becoming
more frequent in Havana. Regarding the
condition in the Interior, he said that it
was possible to travel unmolested and
that there was little evidence of war on
the island except the general desolation
caused by the burning of villages and
Meeting of the Ilulldlng Trades'
Eight trades unions were represented ut
the meeting of the Building Trades Council
held Inst evening at Electrical Worker's
Hall. The contract committee reported that
the work on the building of Mr. Stilson
Hutchlns, corner Fourteenth nnd Massa
chusetts avenue, was being done by union
President Silver announced the following
standing committees:
Legislative -W. II. Magahn, chairman; W.
C. Brunger, R. N. Murray, Charles Streeks,
F. W. Golden, 1). Sullivan, William Chanb
lcy, Thomas Chapman, and R. F. Metzel.
Grievance A. Murray, F. Bugdon, J. H.
Hobs'on, W. D. Kitlinger, F. O'Hcan, M.
Cnvnnnugh, E. A. Fox, M. Caton, G. A.
Malone, Gordon Beverly.
Finance J. J. Ciowley, C. A . Dob', G. W.
Ways and Meant Smith Lee, Edward
Turner, W. Beal, 0. A. Preston, C. P.
Kluckliunn, Theodore Lodge, A."W. Mack.
Constitution and By-laws II. E. Karglin,
F. V. Speaks, Joseph Annan, W. F. Hunt,
P. Dunnigan, William Kcwman, Edward
Elirmantraut, E. C. Alllfon, Samuel White.
One Man Died and Many Suffered
from the Effects.
Montgomery, Ala., March 9. Saturday
last, at the home of Hon. Joshua O.
Kelley, in Madison county, by some un
explained reason, poison got Into a pot
of corfee which the family used Tor dinner.
Shortly afterward Mr. Kelley", his win;,
a young man who was present, and seven
negroes were attacked with symptoms of
Mi. Kelley died in a short time, but the
balance of the afflicted .ones were nob
seriously affected.
Another unexplained mystery in, con
nection with the same affair has trans
pired. Eleven relatives and friends who
spent the day and night with MrKelley's
remains were taken ill with symptoms of
poTsonlng, but none are in a serious condi
tion. The doctors are mystified.
A. Seminary Burned.
Atlanta, Ga., March 9. A special from
El'.ljay, Ga., to the Constitution says that
the Ellijay Seminary was burned last
night. The loss Is $10,000. There was
no insurance.. The fire's origin was prob
ably accidental. The seminary had 200
Assets Only Twenty-sight. Dollnrs.
Baltimore, Marcli 9. Receiver Tippett
succeeded today in opening the safe in
the -Lexington Savings Bank. Twenty
eight dollars and seventy-two cents nnd
a large bundle of promissory notes were all
that was found. The total liabilities of
thO cohcern Is $20,000.
Officers Lacerated by a Dog.
Chicago, March 9. In his efforts to dvoid
arrest, John J. Duff, of 570 Hendon street,
turned loose a vicious bulldog upon Officer
Carl A. Erickson this afternoon, and as a
result he lies a't the 'hospital and it is
feared he may die.
Damaged by the Rain Storm.
Louisville, TCy., March 9. The rain storm
in this section continues. The advices from
Bedford, Ind., say the damage in that sec
tion will reach $2,000,000.
Claimed He Procured u Divorce by
Fulse Pretenses.
Chicago, 111., March 9. A mysterious
suit, which was riled against James
O'Neill, the actor, late Saturday and sup
pressed ror service, was disclosed today.
Two suits were begun In the circuit court
by Airred Hamilton O'Neill, who claims
to be the son of the defendant. One of
the bills is ror the purpose or perpetuat
ing testimony In regard to a divor"ce suit
which was tried some years ago, and in
connection with this suit O'Neill brings
suit Tor $20,000 damages.
The complainant's lawyers admitted
today that the damage suit was based on
the allegat'ons set forth in the suppiessed
bill, which alleges that tie actor and the
mother" of the complainant, who is not
mentioned by name, were married In 1871,
when she was fiftecnyears old; that In
1875 James O'Neill deprted his wire, nnd
in 1S77 she filed a bill lor dlvoice on the
giound of desertion. "
The derendaut, it i.ti alleged, by adroit
counsel aud by false prptenus aud promises
and by threats of various sorts, worked a
most outrageous fraud on the court, and
that the defendant procured a decree to be
entered, finding that 'no marriage ever
existed, and having Jier Jbill dismissed.
Young O'Neill now asks thnt tills decree be
Betasldc, that his parentage be established;
that the defendant be restrained from leav
ing the Jurisdiction or the court, aud also
for the appointment qf a ,,recciver. The
actor was served with process before leav
ing the city.
Specific Sugar Duties Outlined by
Ways and Cleans Committee.
Estimated That Twenty Millions!
Additional Will Result Annually
Under the New Schedule.
The outlines of the sugar schedule were
agreed upon yesterday by the Republican
members of the Ways and Means Commit
tee. Only two points were definitely de
elded, but they will form the skeleton
or the entire schedule. These two points
were thut the duties on sugar should be
a sper-irie rate or $1.02 1-2 ror each 100
pounds of sugar testing ninety-six de
grees, and a concession or 12 1-2 cents
per 100 poiyuls under a reciprocity ar
rangement. This will afford a considerably higher
average rate than the existing sugar
schedule, and will add about $20,000,000
to the annual revenue. The. points wnlch le
main to be decided are the distribution of
the duty on sugar above and below nhiety
six. degrees, includiug the differential duty
on refined sugar, and the countervailing
duty to be levied upon sugar from bounty
paying countries. The duty on sugar be
low ninety-six degrees will probably be a
traction or a cent less ror each degree,
according to the polariscopic test, down
to a certain point, which will be made
the minimum duty. The differential duty,
which affords tne'proieclion to the Ameri
can refiners, will he about the same as
under the existing law-one-eighth of a
cent per pound.
The reciprocity concession will consti
tute 12 1-2 cents upon every hundred
pounds of sugar testing 90 degrees, and
the same proiwrllonato Concession will
run through the schedule .of sugars test
ing a less number of degrees. There will
probably be no concession greater than
this upon refined sugars The-present coun
tervailing duty against sugar from bounty
paying countries is, one-tenth of a cent per
pound. The duty under tlieaiew law will
probably not be named in the law, but the
Secretary of the Treasury will be author
ized to ascertain what bounty is paid by
countries f nan which stigart is imported
into the United States, and lo levy upon
such sugar an additional "duty equal to the
bounty. The details will ite considered to
day and probably settled atithat time.
The woolen schedule wilLthen he taken up
for action. The decision tto adopt the spe
ciric system of duties Is contrary to the
wishes or the American Sugar Refining
Company, whosereproseiitative.shave urged
that the ad-valorem system of duties be
retained. ,
nidden Hooty .Recovered.
Atlanta, Ga., Marcli '9. A special from
Athens, Ga., to the Constitution says that
Grady Rejnoldsand Bud Brooks have con
fessed where they hid $-100, which they
took from J. C. Hunt, whom they muidered
in Jackson county last month. This sum
they placed in a lock pile Hunt's pistols
and watches they hid in a 1 olicw stump.
The officers found everything ns directed
by the prhoneis.
Rain Causes Damage at Evnnsville.
Evansville, Ind., March 9. A severe rain
and bail storm struck this city at 5 o'clock
"thts afternoon and continued till G o'clock.
Many cellars in the wholesale district were
flooded and fire engines were called into
service to pump them out. At Akins' pork
house the damage to meat and pickles and
lard in tierce is estimated at $10,000;
Newman Brothers, pork packers, eniffered
a loss of $2,000.
Liquor Killed Onhley.
San Francisco, March 9. The coroner's
jury In the ease of John M. Oakley, the
Flttsbnrg millionaire who died at the
Palace Hotel a week ago under sensational
circumstances, returned a verdict today
giving the causcor his death as "excessive
use of liquor.''
Object to Race Tracks.
Elkton, Md., March 9. A largely at
tended mass meeting of citizens of Cecil
county was held today in the Presbyterian
Church to protest against the race tracks
and gambling, which haye of late become
notorious hereabouts.
There is a letter at thisofiicc for Howard
Wihon, the colored pugilist.
Jack Ward, of Baltimore, who made
sucli a fine showing against Jimmy Bar
ry, wants a return match with his late
antagonist. Ward has been offered several
matches, but says he will hold out until
he hears from Barry.
"Parson" Dnvles has made up his n.Ind
to go to England in April. He will take
with him Bob Armstrong and Jimmy
Barry. It is r.ot known whether Choynski
will accompany him, as the latter has
been installed as permanent boxing in
structor of the Knickerbocker Athletic
Charley Mitchell evidently lias no inten
tion of abandoning the ring. He has
cabled to the Police Gnzette his challenge
to the winner of the Corbett-Fitzsimmoncs
match to fight four months fiom the date
for $10,000 a side. Mitchell has aban
doned all Intention of coming over to sec
the fight, but will remain in London and
await acceptance fiom the vector. '
The Buffalo Express published letters
fiom the sporting editors and writers
of every prominent paper in. the United
States and Canada giving their-opinion on
the forthcoming Carson City fight. There
are letters from seventy-nine sporting
editors. Of this number fifty-two pick
Cofbettas the winner of the fight, twenty
one favor Fltzsimmons 'and six are non
committal, r.
Tramps and Fakirs Gathering
at the Ringside.
Referee.Siler Will Make Public His
Interpretation of the Rules Today.
Report of Possible Federal In
terference Ridiculed Weather
Again Clear. -
Carfon.Nev., March 9. The snow melted
under the sun today as swiftly as a loll
of bank notcsLelore a Canon faro dealer,
and the loads are once more drying in
patches. CorLett and Fitzsimmons put
in three hours hill climbing this morning,
preparatory to their legular training.
Neither of the heavy-weights show any
disposition to let up in their woik belcre
the end of the week, despite the warning
of their tiainers. The impression teems
to obtain that the battle will be a long
one, and the principals are determined to
flttiieuiselvcHlpr the full loute.
Referee George Slier has been comparing
notes for several dajs with Fitzsimmons
and Corbett in regard to the Queensberry
rules, and tomorrow he will prepare a
resume or his conclusions for publication.
In this digest the rules will be taken up
seriatim and explained olearly for the in
formation of the public.
"I know that I am liable to criticism
for 'doing this," explained Mr. Siler this
opening, "but 1 wish to make my posi
tion as clear as pus-jible before the day
of the fight. The referee's decision in
this contest willdivertmany hundred thou
sand dollars, and I feel that I cannot be
too careful. 1 may say now that there
will be no bickering about the rules. The
men have agreed to leave all to me, and
in order that everybody may understand
how the battle is fo be fought, I propose
to make my instructions to the fighters
public tomorrow through the press, in
stead or issiiliig'thein orally in the ring.
Hair or the spectators would not hear my
voice from the ringside, and they would
not understand what constituted a fair
breakaway or a loul blow. In the first
clinch someone would shout 'Foul,' and up
would go a roar from the partisans of
the man supposed to be fouled. If the
rules of the contest are clearly explained
before-hand the spectators will know what
latitude the fighters are allowed and my
rulings will not be so liable to question.
"It Is an easy matter to confuse the old
Queensberry rules, famous and popular as
they arc. Take for instance the clause
providing that a man etinll retire to his
corner when his opponent is dv.vn. Sup
posing that Cori ett should be floored In
Fitzsinnr.ons' corner. Fitzsimmons would
be obliged to stand over him in violation
of the rules. Again, a man might squat
on his feet with one hand on the rioor
and be considered down. If it is de
cided that he is down while in this posi
tion, he may be counted out. If he is
not down his opponent Is at liberty to
hit him and he cannot be counted out.
Rule 12, winch touches 'upon the London
prizo ring regulations, is also open to
misconstruction and will be treated at
length In my communication tomorrow.
After reading this letter the betting pub
lic will know to a dot what to expect,
and if they consider that either man has
an advantage under my directions they
may bet accordingly."
Corbett opened the ball this morning by
walking and sprinting around the root
hills. Jim does not relish this kind or
work, believing that it makes him slow.
His trainers insist that he must take at
least a short walk- every morning rrom
now on, however, and he has given in
to their judgment. Just to show that he
could hit, Jim disabled two punching bags
in teu minutes this afternoon. He went
through the entire bill of fare, from hand
ball to wrestling, without a pause, and
barely raised a perspiration.
Fitzsimmons did not peru.it his domestic
cares to interfere with his training. He
was up with the birds in the morning and
off for a long walk after breakfasting
-with his wife and baby. The afternoon
program begun with a little game of hand
ball, which was scon dropped as monoto
nous. Forty minutes were devoted to bag
punching of the vicious order before the
wrestling mat was spread. Once through
with Roeher at this game, Bob went for
Hlckcy andStenzler with the glove,
taking them on in turn for eight three
minute rounds each. He was as frisky as
a kitten while being rubbed down and
made no complaint about sore Joints.
The town is filling up with fakirs and
beggars. Marshal Kinney has rounded up
two bunches of hobos within the week and
shipped them out of the Stnte. He is spot
ting a rresh lot tonight and will give them
passports tomorrow.
Dan Stuart was annoyed'today by a re
port telegraphed back from the East that
he had quarreled with United States Dis
trict Attorney Jones over money matters
and that in consequence there was a pos
sibility of Federal interference berore the
big fight could be pulled ofr.
'''The Tact of the1 matter is this,'' assert
ed Stuart. "Mr. Jones has performed con
siderable legal work for me. YeGterday
he presented his bill. I checked itoff with
Mr. Wheclock this morning and handed
over the money. There was no quarrel and
no threats were made. That Is the whole
story." -
The district attorney denied waTmly that
any rriction existed between himself and
Mr. Stuart, and ridiculed the idea of Fed
eral intervention.
Ijindcd the Finishing: Blow in the
Twentieth Round.
Birmingham, March 9. There were a
largenumbei orspectatcrspresentthiseven
ingto witness.tle fight betweenKelley and
riimmer, the hall being ciowdcd to its
fullest capacity. Both men walked into
the rin weighing 114 1-2 rounds pach.
The betting at the start was slightly In
favor of the Englishman, the edds on him
being 5 to 4. In the first three founds
Flimmer took a stiong lead, to the great
satisfaction of his supporters. Kelley
appeared to be quite slow, and he was n
target for Pllmmer's left.
In the fourth round Pllmmcr punched
Kelley freely, but the latter frequently
missed his round right b-ind swing.
At the end of the tenth round Pllnimer
become a strong favor! ts and he was backed
at 3 to 1 to win.
To the end of the sixteenth round the
Englishman had the best of a pretty but
unexceptlonally hard encounter. Kelley
then fought with greater determination,
urid riimmer, in the eighteenth round,
showed that his previous exertions had
tired him. Kelley had the best of this
round, but notwithstanding this Plimmev
was a strong favorite in the nineteenth
Kelley now rcdo'ubled his efforts, real
izing that nothing but a kn-kout would
win the fight for him. Amid tremendous
excitement, he hustled the Englishman
around the ring, gaining the upper hand.
When the twentieth and Inst round was
halt finished, Kelley landed a crushing
blow on his opponent's Jaw. Plimmer
staggered, and Kelley, following up his
advantage.-landed another smasher on his
throat, knocking him down. The English
man rose after 9 seconds.- Kelley again
hit him and knocked him out, 10 seconds
berore the time of the fight would have
been up.
The victory of the American was a
sennatIonal one. Dunning acted as referee.
The baseball guides will be placed ou
sale about April 10.
Von der Alie, owner of the St. Louis
franchise, has secured an 'angel'' in Mr.
E. C. Becker, a capitalist or the Motmd
City. Everything seems to be coming Chris'
way of late.
"Chip" McGarr, Cleveland's piratical
looking third bnseman, was recently pre
sented with a bouncing boy by his wife.
"Chip" declares that he and ex-President
Harrison are in a class all by themselves.
A wiseacre has declared that Tommy Cor
coran, Bill D allien and "Cupid" Childs
could lose their dispositions without los
ing their effectiveness as ball players. For
once the wiseacre is right, quite right.
At the Baltimore meeting President
"Jim" Hart, of Chicago, sroke in glowing
terms or his new ritcher, Briggs. The
genial Jim claims that the young fellow
has everything necessary to .make him one
of the stars of the twirling contingent of
the League.
Billy Sunday, who graduated from the
Texas League into fast company, along
with "Scrappy" Joyce, and who became
famous as a member of the Chicago Club,
is conducting a revival at Silver City,
Iowa. Sunday Is the only ballplayer on
record who quit the diamond Tor the pul
pit. It la surprising the number or people
who are interested in baseball in a finan
cial way. All the money spent Tor base
ball does not go into the pockets or the
magnates by a great deal. Advertising
agents, transportation companies, help utit
spleor players, hotel proprietors and others
get a whack at the receipts.
The local players are working with might
and main to got into condition ere the tell
taps for the opening of the season. They
have cut alcoholic aud mnltous drinks rrom
their menu cards, and 'twlxt bicycle rid
ing, dumb-bells and long-wnlks are under
going a course or tiaining that will fit
them Tor the fastest kind of work from the
Summing up the players who are likely
to start the season witli the Brooklyn-baseball
club, there are three Bills, throe
Georges, two Jimmies, three Johns, one
Chaunccy. one Claude, one Edward, one
Harley. one Fielder, one Mike, one Atex
anJerand one Daniel Webster- TheTonw
that predominated last year have been
wiped out altogether.
Manager Schmelz has canc-eled the dates
lie hati made for the Senators with Syrr
cuse club, and they will not lie seen here
this season. The Syracuse management
were so arbitrary in their propositions that
Munager Sell inelzrinally notified them that
the Washimrton club could do business
without them and that they could consider
all agreements at an end.
The League magnates are sure to find
that restricting coaching will not be at
all to the liking or patrons of the game.
Single out the playcrsjiopular with the
public and with few exceptions they are
the fellows who get up behind first and
third base and make "Rome howl." The
coaching rule of last season was very satis
factory, and it was poor policy to change
it, as time will prove.
George ("Big Mike') Mahoney, the "Idol
of Georgetown,'' has returned to the 'var
slty and resumed his studies. During lus
spare hours he is assisting Coach Kelly
In training and instructing the ball club,
giving particular attention to the pitch
ers. Mahoney will notplayball thisseason,
as he Is exceedingly anxious to finish his
course In the college and therefore will
not be able to lose time from his books.
He was given an ovation by the students
upon his arrival.
The St. Louis Sporting News casts the
following bouquet at the feet of "Uncle
Nick" i'oung: "The best evidence
of the confidence wliich the Na
tional League magnates have in
President Toung was the unanimous
vote by which the schedule for 1897, pre
pared by him, was adopted before it was
inspected. There are no factional divisions
in the parent body as afrectlng Nick Young,
lie has the respect and rriendship of them
all. In recognition of his services, his sal
ary was increased $1,000."
A baseball scribe has stated that the
Brooklyn club and its management are
popular with the fourth estate. Of course
he Is only joking. The writer goes on
at length to exploit the courtesies ex
tended visiting newspaper men by the
Brookljnites at their paTk on Jamaica.
Bay. The real truth Is Brooklyn is the
worst in the bunch. Last season the press
accommodations at Eastern Tark were
simplyhorrible,and the courtesies extended
reporters traveling with visiting clubs
were as scarce as lien's teeth. It was
a case of scramble to get unseat, and
tthe telegraph operators seemed to re
gard a repoiter from another city as an
interloper and a subject for their su
preme indifference, notwithstanding he
had valuable business to give the com
pany employing them. Perhaps this might
remain unsaid, and, again, maybe Messrs
Byrne and A hell knew nothing of the in
conveniences nnd almost insults to which
visitors to their press box were sub
jected, but they are facts just the same.
Dave Foutz's last visit to Washington
was as manager of the Brooklyn club,
which closed Its series for the season with
the Senators at National Park, September
15, 10 and 17. During the progress of
the second game an unpleasant incident
happened. Tom Daly, who is very popu
lar in Washington, having been a member
of the team representing the city several
years ago, was playing second base fo'r
Brooklyn, and between him and Corcoran
several bad errors had resulted. Corcoran's
share of the misplnys was more than
Daly's, but as Tom was in bad standing
with Foutz, owing to recent infractions of
club rules by overindulgence in liquor, he
was made the victim of the manager's
wrath. A play came up in which Daly
and Corcoran figured an dan eirorfollowctl
Foutz, furious with rage, walked out on
the diamond instanter and ordered Dnly
out of the game, and replaced him with
Schoch. Daly was seeminuly dumfounded
at first and then his feelings gave way to
deep humiliation. With head bowed down
he walked to the Washington players
bench, where he remained a short time and
then left the park. Foutz was repeatedly
hissed by the audience, all of whom .re
sented his treatment of the former Wash
Ingtoninn. Foutz claimed In defense that
Daly was drunk at the time, but this as
sertion was disputed by McCarthy, Grim
and other members of the Brooklyn club.
Daly never donned a Brooklyn uniform
again during the remainder of the season,
but a reconciliation was happily effected
between him nnd Foutz, nnd, considering
his kind and sympathetic disposition, per
haps, no one heard of Dave's untimely
death with more sincere sorrow than Daly.
Entries at New Orleans.
New Orleans, March 9. Following are
entries for the races here tomorrow:
First race Three-fourths of a mile.
Mamie Callan, Rnchucl, 90 each; Fairfax,
Inconstnucy, Harry Lee, Harry B., 95
each; Juanltn, Sugar Cane, 97 each: The
riutocrat, Tunic, 100 each; Hums, 105;
Helen Wren, Plutus, 109 each.
Second race One mile. Selling Va
nessa, 93; Benefit, 90: Kenstou, Moralist,
98 each; Rushfields, 99; Jim Kelly, Gomez,
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ing, a sense of surrocatton; ir yoa aro
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ence areelingofimpenomguungeror death;
u jour memory is failing and yon are
mJSJJ.";7 a.Dd "Xspondeul, and you feel an,
aversion to society, your case is one than
needs prompt attention.
whether you have one, two or a half
dozen ailments
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Dr. oung treats with unfailing succesl
Catarrh, Astnma, Bronchitis, Rheumatism,
Constipation, Dyspepsia. Sexual Weakness!
-Mght Losses, Diseases or tne Liver, KldJ
neys auu Uladder.and all arreeilons of th
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never-failing cuic for Stricture, Varicocele
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Corner I2tii and F Streets,
OFFICE HOURS -Dally, 10 to 5; Mon
(jay aim Thursday evenings, 7 to b; Sun
day, 10 to l"i.
ix person on rnrr
100 each; The Delaware, 102; Beware,
Third race One and onc-rourth miles.
Selling. Jack the Jew, 101; Billy Mo
Kenzie, Henry Owsley, 103 each; Paros,
104; Brakeman, 106; Domingo, 108.
Fourth race-En -onet Stakes, two-year-old
rililes, half-mile: Lillian Russell, 100
Miss Patrick, 110; Georgie C, Strath Loo,
Sue Sue, 115 each; Festa, 105; Belle of
Erin, Our Lizzie, 11 5 each. )
Firth race-One mile, selling: Laura
Cotta, Lizzie Mack, 100 each; .Miss Morgan,
Folly, 104 each; Bizarre, 105; Spiritualist,
106; Ixion, 112.
Sixth race -Seven-eighths of a mile, sell
ing: Jim Maddox, SS; Eleanor Mc, 91;
Martin, Renaud, Alva, F. M. B., Montell,
Oily Gamin, Little Tom, Jim Hogg, 96
Wmle we were taking a rest at a tura
in the trail over the Dog Mountains a
man about fifty- years old came down
rrom above on a n.ule. lie was a lonjj
haired, roughly gurbed man with a serious
cast of countenance ami we dWw't Jtk
for any fun in him as he halted. He.
naturally asked where we were totratl
for, and we naturally asked for Ms deStea
tion in reply.
"I'm a-goin' down to Gohlen IIHl ro
wake up the town," he replied wih a
"How wake it up?
"Wall, I've heard that things is pow
erful slow down rhur with no snootin,
and nobody bein killed to boom things.
I thought I'd go down and stir 'em up
and git Wiings a-goin."
"How do you propose to go at it? t
"Oh, that's easy 'nuf f- 111 put the ole
mule on a gallop and nde up and down
and hev a pop at three or four critters,
and things wnl be red hot in half an.
hour. That's bin my biznesa fur tha
last five y'a rs wakla up sleepy towssaad
makin things hum."
"They may wake you up down there,
said one of the crowd who knew tha
Golden Killers fairly well.
"i'es, they may," replied the old man,
with a queer smile hovering on his face.
"That's what I need, howeVer. I've bin,
llvin up yere In a cave fur the last six
months, and sorter need wakm up to gift
the life into me."
He rode off down the trail, nodding his
head as if in conversation with himself,
and we pursued our way. Three days
later we were back at Golden Hill with
the pack loads of ore, and, meeting tha
town marshal on the public square, I in
quired: "Did an ohl fellow, mounted on a whit
mule, come down here three days ago W
wake tip the town?"
"He did," was the piompt reply.
"Did he run his mule up and down tto
"Did he pop at any of you?"
" Yes: he popped at every one who showed
his head."
"And did he wake up the town"'
"Hecertamlydid. Tes.wewerearoused,
and business was rushing for a time. Md
you meet the old chap?"
"Yes. He said he was on his way down
to wake you up, and herather hoped he'd
wake up at the same time. Did he?"
"Well, no. The fact is, while he woka
us up we put him to sleep. "Come over
here and take a look at him, just to the
left of that shanty."
The old man was there, swinging from
the limb of a tree. Just as they bad lefS
him for three days. I went closer and savr
that he had a disapr ointed Icofc on his race.
Things hadn't come out as he planned.
"Why don't you cut him down and bury
him?" I asked of the officer.
"I will in a day or two more. There are
two or three other fpllows who talk of
coming down to wake up Golden Hill and
make business red hot. and it won't do no
hurt to leave it hanging there for them to
ee.' '
Mill to lie Enlarged.
Augusta, Go-, March 9. King Mill, or
Augusta, today let the contract for the
brick work on an addition to their present
plant. The new mill will have a 'capacity
of 20,000 spindles and will be equipped
with the most improved machinery.
The Big' Sale I
a ....STILL ON.... (
H 5
I Bicycles.....
rj Shop-worn and second-hand
I at$n), 15, S20, $25, 30 and
is 35 cash.
f Bicycle Sundries at the
S popular prices. Aladdin
l$i Lamp 3, now $1. 1 Cy
p clometers, 40 cents. Sweat
g era reduced from $3 to 75
cents. Fishing- Tackle at
g reduced prices.
S see our CO cent show window
3 Any article in the window at 30
Ly cents. Such bargains never known
3 in Washington. The stock must be
W sold to make room ror our new
E3 goods.
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